Has anyone else noticed this about how the opinions of clergy match up with the opinions of their congregations?
Among Roman Catholics and the Eastern Orthodox, the priest usually has more conservative opinions than the majority of his congregation on religious, social, and politicial issues.
Among classical "Protestants" and among classical Anglicans, the minister/rector/vicar/pastor is usually much less conservative than the majority of her/his congregation on most religious, social, and politicial issues.
Among evangelicals, there is usually a much closer "fit" between the views of the pastor and the views of the congregation.
Has anyone else noticed this?
What are your explanations for this?