From the General Commission on the Status and Role of Women:
Sexual misconduct has been a problem in all religions and denominations. Fortunately, The United Methodist Church has been addressing the problem for about three decades, but there is more to do. In our efforts to hear from those who work and worship in UM churches and offices, and to better understand the extent, nature, and trends of this problem among both clergy and laity, we are inviting everyone in The United Methodist Church to participate in the “2017 Sexual Harassment Survey.”
The survey will take between 5 and 20 minutes depending on your experience with sexual harassment in the Church. Since this survey is about sensitive information, it is totally voluntary and you are invited to skip over any questions that are uncomfortable. However, the more complete your survey, the more we can understand from the data.
All of the responses from this survey are anonymous. We have no means of tracking any individual respondent, and all of the data will be reported in the aggregate.
The results of this study will provide important feedback about the frequency and response to sexual misconduct within The United Methodist Church and help the Church address abuse. We hope to publish the findings later this year.
Deadline for completion is October 3.