Survey launched on 2014-08-07. Answer receiving the most ballots is bolded… See update information at bottom of posting.


QUESTION 1: Do you believe that the Scriptures teach only men should be ordained as pastors?

Yes: 75.22% (2939 ballots)
No: 24.78% (968 ballots)
Total answering: 3907

QUESTION 2: Do you believe that the Scriptures teach women should be ordained elders?

Yes: 18.38% (713 ballots)
No: 81.62% (3167 ballots)
Total answering: 3880

QUESTION 3: Do you believe the Adventist Church needs to create more paid ministry opportunities for women aside from the ordination question?

Yes: 68.56% (2656 ballots)
No: 31.44% (1218 ballots)
Total answering: 3874

QUESTION 4: Do you believe if women’s ordination is approved it will make it easier for same-sex marriage advocates to agitate for acceptance within the church?

Yes: 68.66% (2682 ballots)
No: 31.34% (1224 ballots)
Total answering: 3906

QUESTION 5: Do you believe the women’s ordination issue should be conclusively settled at the next General Conference meeting and whatever is voted should be unitedly followed by the world church?

Yes: 52.59% (2018 ballots)
No: 47.41% (1819 ballots)
Total answering: 3887

QUESTION 6: Do you believe each SDA world division or conference should be allowed to determine the women’s ordination issue independently?

Yes: 21.04% (819 ballots)
No: 78.96% (3073 ballots)
Total answering: 3892

QUESTION 7: Do you believe the women’s ordination issue may lead to a division within the Adventist Church?

Yes: 82.68% (3228 ballots)
No: 17.32% (676 ballots)
Total answering: 3904

QUESTION 8: Are you a denominational employee?

Yes: 13.10% (511 ballots)
No: 86.90% (3391 ballots)
Total answering: 3902

QUESTION 9: Do you reside in the North American Division?

Yes: 70.97% (2785 ballots)
No: 29.03% (1139 ballots)
Total answering: 3924

QUESTION 10: Are you male or female?

Female: 51.10% (1969 ballots)
Male: 48.90% (1884 ballots)
Total answering: 3853

QUESTION 11: What is your age range?

18 to 30: 18.96% (747 ballots)
30 to 55: 53.26% (2098 ballots)
55 and up: 27.77% (1094 ballots)
Total answering: 3939

NOTE: Survey results were updated August 25, 9:33 am PST. You can participate in the survey by calling 800-272-1280, or, readers can participate in the survey via the internet at http://www.ordinationsurvey.com.