U.S. Congregational Life Survey, 2001, Southern Baptist Attenders

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DIRECTN

Of the following, which one best describes your opinion of the future directions of this congregation?
  1) We need to get back to the way we did things in the past.
  2) We are faithfully maintaining past directions.
  3) We are currently deciding on new directions.
  4) We are currently moving in new directions.
  5) We need to rethink where we are heading.
  6) Our future is very unclear or doubtful.
  7) Don't know

Category Frequency Percentage Cumulative Percentage Z-Score
We need to get back to the way we did things in the past. 406 4.7% 4.7% -1.92
We are faithfully maintaining past directions. 733 8.5% 13.1% -1.28
We are currently deciding on new directions. 2020 23.3% 36.5% -.64
We are currently moving in new directions. 3446 39.8% 76.3% 0
We need to rethink where we are heading. 618 7.1% 83.4% .64
Our future is very unclear or doubtful. 194 2.2% 85.6% 1.28
Don't know 1245 14.4% 100% 1.91

Variable Comparisons


Gender (I-GENDER)

Female Male TOTAL
We need to get back to the way we did things in the past. 3.5%
176
5.8%
193
4.5%
369
We are faithfully maintaining past directions. 6.3%
312
11.2%
374
8.3%
686
We are currently deciding on new directions. 23.0%
1143
23.6%
787
23.3%
1930
We are currently moving in new directions. 42.3%
2096
36.8%
1224
40.1%
3320
We need to rethink where we are heading. 7.2%
355
7.0%
233
7.1%
588
Our future is very unclear or doubtful. 2.1%
105
2.6%
85
2.3%
190
Don't know 15.6%
773
13.0%
433
14.5%
1206
TOTAL 100.0%
4960
100.0%
3329

8289


Household income (I-INCOME)

<=24K 25K-49K 50K-74K 75K-99K 100K+ TOTAL
We need to get back to the way we did things in the past. 6.7%
140
4.2%
101
3.0%
55
2.7%
22
2.6%
19
4.3%
337
We are faithfully maintaining past directions. 9.4%
196
8.7%
208
7.5%
135
8.7%
72
7.8%
56
8.5%
667
We are currently deciding on new directions. 23.2%
484
24.4%
580
24.4%
442
24.6%
203
20.0%
144
23.7%
1853
We are currently moving in new directions. 36.3%
756
40.7%
968
42.5%
770
42.8%
353
44.7%
322
40.5%
3169
We need to rethink where we are heading. 6.3%
131
7.3%
173
7.4%
134
7.3%
60
8.2%
59
7.1%
557
Our future is very unclear or doubtful. 2.1%
44
1.5%
35
2.6%
47
2.7%
22
3.5%
25
2.2%
173
Don't know 16.0%
334
13.2%
314
12.6%
229
11.3%
93
13.3%
96
13.6%
1066
TOTAL 100.0%
2085
100.0%
2379
100.0%
1812
100.0%
825
100.0%
721

7822


Education (I-EDUC)

Less HS HS grad Trade/Asso Bachelors Grad degr TOTAL
We need to get back to the way we did things in the past. 7.6%
94
5.0%
187
4.2%
58
2.7%
40
1.3%
9
4.6%
388
We are faithfully maintaining past directions. 9.2%
114
9.2%
341
7.0%
97
7.7%
114
7.8%
53
8.5%
719
We are currently deciding on new directions. 19.3%
238
24.3%
899
23.9%
331
22.8%
339
26.1%
178
23.4%
1985
We are currently moving in new directions. 37.3%
461
39.1%
1451
41.5%
575
41.2%
614
44.0%
300
40.0%
3401
We need to rethink where we are heading. 5.2%
64
7.1%
265
6.3%
87
8.7%
130
8.4%
57
7.1%
603
Our future is very unclear or doubtful. 2.4%
30
1.7%
63
2.5%
35
3.0%
44
2.6%
18
2.2%
190
Don't know 19.0%
235
13.5%
501
14.6%
202
14.0%
208
9.8%
67
14.3%
1213
TOTAL 100.0%
1236
100.0%
3707
100.0%
1385
100.0%
1489
100.0%
682

8499


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Never Married Com Relat Sep/Div Widowed TOTAL
We need to get back to the way we did things in the past. 3.4%
41
4.6%
277
5.2%
7
3.4%
17
7.6%
51
4.6%
393
We are faithfully maintaining past directions. 7.5%
91
8.7%
524
9.6%
13
6.5%
32
8.3%
56
8.4%
716
We are currently deciding on new directions. 17.4%
210
24.5%
1476
14.8%
20
19.0%
94
28.8%
194
23.3%
1994
We are currently moving in new directions. 38.5%
465
40.2%
2426
37.8%
51
45.5%
225
36.1%
243
39.9%
3410
We need to rethink where we are heading. 4.7%
57
7.7%
465
6.7%
9
5.7%
28
7.3%
49
7.1%
608
Our future is very unclear or doubtful. 2.2%
27
2.4%
146
0.7%
1
1.4%
7
1.9%
13
2.3%
194
Don't know 26.2%
317
11.9%
717
25.2%
34
18.4%
91
10.1%
68
14.4%
1227
TOTAL 100.0%
1208
100.0%
6031
100.0%
135
100.0%
494
100.0%
674

8542


Age (I-AGE)

<=24 25-44 45-54 55-64 65+ TOTAL
We need to get back to the way we did things in the past. 3.2%
34
2.2%
58
2.6%
40
4.3%
56
10.0%
197
4.5%
385
We are faithfully maintaining past directions. 7.4%
80
7.0%
181
9.2%
140
8.1%
106
10.6%
210
8.5%
717
We are currently deciding on new directions. 15.5%
167
21.6%
562
23.3%
353
28.3%
371
26.5%
525
23.3%
1978
We are currently moving in new directions. 37.7%
405
44.0%
1146
43.1%
655
39.5%
517
34.0%
672
40.0%
3395
We need to rethink where we are heading. 4.7%
50
6.5%
170
7.6%
116
7.8%
102
8.3%
165
7.1%
603
Our future is very unclear or doubtful. 2.3%
25
2.2%
58
2.0%
30
2.2%
29
2.3%
46
2.2%
188
Don't know 29.1%
313
16.4%
427
12.1%
184
9.8%
129
8.3%
164
14.3%
1217
TOTAL 100.0%
1074
100.0%
2602
100.0%
1518
100.0%
1310
100.0%
1979

8483