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10 September 2006
  Survey Says ...
A Second Generation Generations

GraphI participated in the earlier pastoral portion of this survey and will be forwarding the invitation to the laity to my congregation. However, other confessional Lutheran lay people might also be interested in becoming part of such a landmark examination of who we are, where we've come from, and where we're going. I extend to my readers the following invitation:

Dear Fellow Lutherans,

We need your help.

In 1972 the last major study of Lutherans was completed. Merton Strommen's Study of Generations surveyed 5,000 Lutheran pastors and lay members on religious, political and social attitudes.

Last year, with generous grants from The Luther Institute and Concordia University Wisconsin, we launched an ambitious project to again survey thousands of Lutherans — in part, to see how much those attitudes have changed since 1972. We have already surveyed 2,000 pastors and have now launched the study second phase — a survey of 3,000 lay members.

For this, we need your help. The web-based survey of lay members takes about 25 minutes to complete and can be taken from your home computer.

Simply send an e-mail to LutheranSurvey AT cuw DOT edu. We will save your e-mail address and, within a few weeks, send you an e-mail invitation with a link to the survey.

Your e-mail address will be kept confidential and used ONLY for the survey. And no connection will be made between your e-mail address and the responses you give.

Please consider participating in this important study. Just a few minutes of your time will be of great service to your church and to the church at large. Thank you!

James Burkee, Ph.D.
Jeff Walz, Ph.D.
Concordia University Wisconsin

Note: If any other bloggers reproduce this invitation, please do not set a "mailto" link for the survey edress so that we might keep spam to a minimum.

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Comments:
Pr. Aardvark,

Is this one survey per household? Or one per LCMS member? Open to any synod?

Thank you, sir.
 
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