While listening to a podcast on the history of the papacy (hosted by a guy who sounds like a cross between Clark Howard and Tyler Cowen--it's an acquired audible taste, but he's quite likable once you become accustomed to it), I wondered what the GSS could tell us about the clergy and their (a)theistic beliefs.
Turns out not a whole lot definitively, other than being able to point out the lack of evidence for much cynicism. From a sample size of 48, 47 say they "know God really exists and I have no doubts about it", while the 48th choose the response "while I have doubts, I feel that I do believe in God". Not many atheists or agnostics operating behind enemy lines.
GSS variables used: GOD, OCC80(176, 177)