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Presbyterian Panel Survey February 1996: Current Issues in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) – Full Report

A summary of the Presbyterian Panel Survey covering evangelism issues and outreach.

These pages summarize major findings from the twelfth survey sent to panelists originally sampled in late 1993 and asked to serve from 1994 to 1996.

The February 1996 survey was undertaken primarily for the General Assembly Council, to provide recent Presbyterian opinion on issues of disagreement within the denomination. The following action of the 1995 (207th) General Assembly prompted the study: “Direct the General Assembly Council to make it a matter of urgent priority to discuss fully issues about which Presbyterians are in disagreement, and to do everything possible to comment and encourage this discussion in the larger church.” In addition, the survey included several questions to assess opinions on, and possible use of, the new Presbyterian Investment and Loan Program.