Would your church hire an unmarried pastor?

contentAttitude to the Protestant church and participation in church life. Topics: Protestant denominations were asked: constitutive characteristics of a Protestant Christian and unnecessary characteristics (baptism, membership, living as a Christian, following the commandments, etc.); Attitude to child baptism (scale); personal decision for or against child baptism and reasons for this decision; own confirmation; Significance of the confirmation for the confirmand and the family; Experiences in confirmation lessons (scale); Participation in a church youth group; Experiences in religious education or Protestant and non-denominational respondents were asked: significance of religious convictions and beliefs (scale); Connection between religion and selected emotional states (scale); Frequency of prayers; Meaning of life and belief in God (scale); Belief in the existence of God; Importance of selected areas of life and goals in life (scale); religious and supernatural experiences and practices; Evaluation of experiences with New Age, Zen, Anthroposophy, Mysticism, Magic, Pendulum, Astrology, Tarot Cards, Miracle Healers and Gemstone Medicine; Attitude to criticism of the Protestant Church (scale); Attitude to the role of the church in the GDR; Attitude to marriage or living together of unmarried people; Attitude to the role of women in the family and in bringing up children; Sources of information about church events; Listening to church programs on television and radio; Denomination of social environment; married; Living together with spouse; church wedding; divorced; Living together with current partner; Religion of partner; Sympathy of partner for the church; Church affiliation within the Protestant church; Children; Baptism of children; Age of children; Marital status. Demography: gender; Age (year of birth and month of birth); Highest school degree; aspired school graduation; Age at leaving school; Vocational training; Employment status; last or current occupational position; Marital status; Living together with a partner; Self-assessment of social class; Religious affiliation; Church affiliation; Frequency of church attendance; Voter participation and behavior at the polls in the last Federal Parliament election; Party preference (Sunday question); Net income; Household size; Number of children under 18 years of age and their age; Number of adults with German citizenship; Number of income earners in household; Household income; Wage or income tax payment; Assessment of personal tax burden; Attitude to foreigners (scale: social distance); Phone possession; Answering machine possession; Car ownership; Federal state; Location size; Degree of urbanization.