Lutherans Sought for Survey – Update and Invitation

In September i was pleased to be able to share with you an invitation to be part of the first major study of Lutherans since 1972. Today, the directors of this study sent an update and invitation. They are inviting that this notice be sent to as many Lutherans as possible. The larger the pool of participants, the more reliable the results. The original post can be found here.

Dear Fellow Lutherans

In the two weeks since we launched our survey of Lutheran laity we have received over 1,100 responses. To the many of you who took the survey, thank you! And if you have not taken the online survey, there is still time. Please take it at your earliest convenience.

We do have one other request of you: Since this survey’s reliability depends on a large number of Lutherans participating, we would like to ask you to forward this e-mail to friends, family and acquaintances who are also Lutheran (either ELCA, LCMS or WELS). If they are willing to participate, have them send an e-mail requesting an online survey invitation to lutheransurvey AT cuw DOTedu by October 31st.

Thank you again!

James Burkee, Ph.D.
Jeff Walz, Ph.D.

Lutheran Survey
Concordia University Wisconsin

to contact Drs Burkee and Walz, make the necessary corrections to this e-mail addy: lutheransurvey AT cuw DOT edu


Lutherans Sought for Survey

I received this after having participated in the first part of the survey. Dr Burkee was appreciative of the idea of opening up to the widest possible Lutheran audience using this and other blogs to get the word out — he called it an innovative idea.

Link to this post or cut-and-paste into your own forum. Let’s give the guys at Concordia University Wisconsin a hand. I think we can blow the doors off of their 3,000 lay participant goal. Let’s demonstrate that in deed, the Lutheran blogosphere is an innovative place.

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 LutheranSurveyATcuwDOTedu. 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