NC Pastors Survey for UNC Research Project

June 9, 2021

Prominent UNC professors, Liesbet Hooghe, Gary Marks, and Stephanie Shady, are requesting pastors in the WNCC to participate in a short, confidential survey for research they are conducting regarding the moral underpinnings of political change in North Carolina. Please consider participating in this important study.

From Professors Hooghe, Marks, and Shady:

We are re-contacting you to request your help in a survey on moral leadership in local communities in North Carolina. Churches are pillars of community life, and we are canvassing pastors and associate pastors across the spectrum of Christian churches to get their take on how their local community navigates the issues of our time. We would really like to hear from you.

If you have already filled out this survey, thank you!

If you started but did not finish, just click the link from the same device to pick up where you left off.

The survey should take about 15 minutes to complete. The link has been de-personalized to protect your identity. We will be pleased to provide you with a detailed summary report of the study. If you have questions about this study, please email

Thank you for your consideration, and we very much look forward to hearing from you.

Investigators: Prof. Liesbet Hooghe, Prof. Gary Marks, Stephanie Shady PhD. cand.

Ps. For more on the project and your rights as a participant, please click here (password: ncpastors)