Mainstream UMC conducted a survey in July 2019 to receive grassroots input for moving the church forward. We asked individuals to self-identify as either Traditional, Centrist, or Progressive. We were overwhelmed to receive more than 13,000 responses. Below are the complete results. The first document has the Aggregate results of all three groups together. Then there is a separate document for the responses sorted by those who consider themselves Traditional, then one for Centrists, then one for Progressives. Below these documents are links to the four posts that offer analysis of the survey.
Please note, these documents do not include any answers to “fill-in-the-blank” questions, which is why the pages are otherwise blank.
Also—potentially confusing—in each of the three documents, Traditional, Centrist, and Progressive, Question 8 will show 100% respondents are either Traditional, Centrist, or Progressive. This is because that is the question the document is sorted by. To see the breakdown of how many respondents were Traditional, Centrist, or Progressive, please refer to Question 8 in the Aggregate document.”
Finally, Question 11 (Would you welcome an openly LGBTQ pastor in your local church? ) and Question 12 (Would you welcome weddings of openly LGBTQ persons in your local church? ) were only asked of persons who responded “Yes” to Question 10 (Should the United Methodist Church in the United States allow ordination and marriage of LGBTQ persons?). Presumably, everyone who answered “No” to Question 10 would also answer “No” to Questions 11 & 12.”
Link 1: Aggregate
Link 2: Traditional
Link 3: Centrist
Link 4: Progressive
Link 1: https://mainstreamumc.com/blog/survey-results-1-of-4-awakening-urgency/
Link 2: https://mainstreamumc.com/blog/survey-results-2-of-4-can-we-live-together-in-the-us-church/
Link 3: https://mainstreamumc.com/blog/survey-results-3-of-4-changes-to-the-global-structure/
Link 4: https://mainstreamumc.com/blog/survey-results-4-of-4-concerns-about-a-split/