U.S. Congregational Life Survey, Wave 2, 2008/2009, Random Sample Attender Survey

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All frequencies are raw numbers (no weights used).
1) Congregation ID (CONGREGA)
2) How often do you go to worship services at this congregation? (ATTEND)
TOTAL%
1) This is my first time15082.3
2) Hardly ever or special occasions only15932.5
3) Less than once a month14262.2
4) Once a month18472.9
5) Two or three times a month907014.1
6) Usually every week4152464.7
7) More than once a week721311.2
Missing493 
TOTAL64181100.0
3) How long have you been going to worship services or activities at this congregation? (LNGATTND)
TOTAL%
1) Less than 1 year49557.7
2) 1-2 years60769.5
3) 3-5 years979415.3
4) 6-10 years972715.2
5) 11-20 years1195518.7
6) More than 20 years1884429.4
7) I am visiting from another congregation20743.2
8) I am visiting and do not regularly go anywhere else5680.9
Missing681 
TOTAL63993100.0
4) Are you currently a member of this congregation? (CURRMEMB)
TOTAL%
1) Yes4918276.9
2) No, but I'm in the process of becoming a member15002.3
3) No, but I regularly participate here740011.6
4) No58559.2
Missing737 
TOTAL63937100.0
5) Are you regularly involved in any group activities here? (Mark all that apply.) Yes, in Sunday school, church school, or Sabbath school (SUNSCHL)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked5287881.8
1) Checked1179618.2
TOTAL64674100.0
6) Are you regularly involved in any group activities here? (Mark all that apply.) Yes, in prayer, discussion, or Bible study groups (PRAYGRP)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked5259381.3
1) Checked1208118.7
TOTAL64674100.0
7) Are you regularly involved in any group activities here? (Mark all that apply.) Yes, in fellowships, clubs, or other social groups (SOCLGRP)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked4688872.5
1) Checked1778627.5
TOTAL64674100.0
8) Are you regularly involved in any group activities here? (Mark all that apply.) No, we have no group activities (NOGRP)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked5892391.1
1) Checked57518.9
TOTAL64674100.0
9) Are you regularly involved in any group activities here? (Mark all that apply.) No, I am not regularly involved in group activities (NOREGGRP)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked3560555.1
1) Checked2906944.9
TOTAL64674100.0
10) Do you regularly take part in any activities of this congregation that reach out to the wider community (visitation, evangelism, outreach, community service, social justice)? (Mark all that apply.) Yes, in evangelism or outreach activities (EVANACT)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked5412083.7
1) Checked1055416.3
TOTAL64674100.0
11) Do you regularly take part in any activities of this congregation that reach out to the wider community (visitation, evangelism, outreach, community service, social justice)? (Mark all that apply.) Yes, in community service, social justice, or advocacy activities of this congregation (COMMSERV)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked5329882.4
1) Checked1137617.6
TOTAL64674100.0
12) Do you regularly take part in any activities of this congregation that reach out to the wider community (visitation, evangelism, outreach, community service, social justice)? (Mark all that apply.) No, we don't have such activities (NOACTV)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked6074593.9
1) Checked39296.1
TOTAL64674100.0
13) Do you regularly take part in any activities of this congregation that reach out to the wider community (visitation, evangelism, outreach, community service, social justice)? (Mark all that apply.) No, I am not regularly involved (NOREGACT)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked2472538.2
1) Checked3994961.8
TOTAL64674100.0
14) Do you currently have any of the following roles here? (Mark all that apply.) Member of the governing board (BOARDMEM)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked6239596.5
1) Checked22793.5
TOTAL64674100.0
15) [Asked only of Catholics] Do you currently have any of the following roles here? (Mark all that apply.) Member of a leadership group (Parish Pastoral Council or Finance Council; parish fund-raising) (MEMBLEAD)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked6350098.2
1) Checked11741.8
TOTAL64674100.0
16) Do you currently have any of the following roles here? (Mark all that apply.) Member of a congregational committee or task force (COMMTTEE)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked5993692.7
1) Checked47387.3
TOTAL64674100.0
17) Do you currently have any of the following roles here? (Mark all that apply.) Leading or assisting in worship (LEDWRSHP)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked5639587.2
1) Checked827912.8
TOTAL64674100.0
18) Do you currently have any of the following roles here? (Mark all that apply.) Officer or leader of men's, women's, youth, or other group (LEADGRP)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked6106094.4
1) Checked36145.6
TOTAL64674100.0
19) Do you currently have any of the following roles here? (Mark all that apply.) Choir member, musician, or choir director (CHOIRMEM)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked6055993.6
1) Checked41156.4
TOTAL64674100.0
20) Do you currently have any of the following roles here? (Mark all that apply.) Sunday school, church school, or Sabbath school teacher (RELEDTCH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked6105994.4
1) Checked36155.6
TOTAL64674100.0
21) [Asked only of Catholics] Do you currently have any of the following roles here? (Mark all that apply.) Sacramental (preparing children or adults for sacraments) (SACRMNT)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked6375598.6
1) Checked9191.4
TOTAL64674100.0
22) [Asked only of Catholics] Do you currently have any of the following roles here? (Mark all that apply.) Education (teacher in parish programs or parish school) (EDUCPRSH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked6346998.1
1) Checked12051.9
TOTAL64674100.0
23) Do you currently have any of the following roles here? (Mark all that apply.) Other role not listed here (OTHRROLE)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked5630987.1
1) Checked836512.9
TOTAL64674100.0
24) Do you currently have any of the following roles here? (Mark all that apply.) None (NOROLE)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked2758142.6
1) Checked3709357.4
TOTAL64674100.0
25) To what extent do the worship services or activities of this congregation help you with everyday living? (CONGHELP)
TOTAL%
1) A great extent3552956.4
2) Some extent2047432.5
3) A small extent46897.4
4) Not at all22983.6
Missing1684 
TOTAL62990100.0
26) How often do you spend time in private devotional activities (such as prayer, meditation, reading the Bible alone)? (DEVOTNL)
TOTAL%
1) Every day or most days3043847.6
2) A few times a week1195918.7
3) Once a week32825.1
4) Occasionally1168018.3
5) Hardly ever49237.7
6) Never16092.5
Missing783 
TOTAL63891100.0
27) Over the last year, how much have you grown in your faith? (Mark only one.) (GRWFAITH)
TOTAL%
1) No real growth52198.3
2) Some growth2704442.9
3) Much growth, mainly through this congregation1937130.7
4) Much growth, mainly through other groups or congregations36925.9
5) Much growth, mainly through my own private activities767212.2
Missing1676 
TOTAL62998100.0
28) Which statement comes closest to your view of the Bible? (Mark only one.) (BIBLE)
TOTAL%
1) The Bible is the word of God, to be taken literally word for word1486223.5
2) The Bible is the word of God, to be interpreted in the light of its historical context and the Church's teachings3107149.1
3) The Bible is the word of God, to be interpreted in the light of its historical context and cultural context1132117.9
4) The Bible is not the word of God, but contains God's word to us28154.4
5) The Bible is not the word of God, but is a valuable book9951.6
6) The Bible is an ancient book with little value today2630.4
7) Don't know19623.1
Missing1385 
TOTAL63289100.0
29) Do you agree or disagree with this statement: 'All the different religions are equally good ways of helping a person find ultimate truth'? (ALLGOOD)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree918314.5
2) Agree2304236.3
3) Neutral or unsure1260619.8
4) Disagree1142618.0
5) Strongly agree725111.4
Missing1166 
TOTAL63508100.0
30) Do you agree or disagree: 'My spiritual needs are being met in this congregation or parish'? (NEEDSMET)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree2118133.6
2) Agree3188650.6
3) Neutral or unsure796512.6
4) Disagree16032.5
5) Strongly agree4210.7
Missing1618 
TOTAL63056100.0
31) Which one of the following best describes your readiness to talk to others about your faith? (Mark only one.) (TALKFTH)
TOTAL%
1) I do not have faith, so the question is not applicable4940.8
2) I do not talk about my faith; my life and actions are sufficient720211.4
3) I find it hard to talk about my faith in ordinary language834213.2
4) I mostly feel at ease talking about my faith and do so if it comes up3683358.3
5) I feel at ease talking about my faith and seek opportunities to do so1032316.3
Missing1480 
TOTAL63194100.0
32) Have you ever had a conversion experience or a moment of decisive faith commitment? (CONVEXP)
TOTAL%
1) Yes2836347.1
2) No1757329.2
3) Not sure1422623.6
Missing4512 
TOTAL60162100.0
33) Are you involved in any community service, social service, or advocacy groups not connected to this congregation? (Mark all that apply.) Yes, social service or charity group (OTHSERV)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked4505369.7
1) Checked1962130.3
TOTAL64674100.0
34) Are you involved in any community service, social service, or advocacy groups not connected to this congregation? (Mark all that apply.) Yes, advocacy, justice, or lobbying groups (OTHADVO)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked6090994.2
1) Checked37655.8
TOTAL64674100.0
35) Are you involved in any community service, social service, or advocacy groups not connected to this congregation? (Mark all that apply.) No, I'm not involved with such groups (NOINVOTH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked2386236.9
1) Checked4081263.1
TOTAL64674100.0
36) Would you be prepared to invite to a worship service here any of your friends and relatives who do not now attend a congregation? (INVITE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, and I have done so in the past 12 months2697043.3
2) Yes, but I have not done so in the past 12 months2566641.2
3) No, probably not53668.6
4) No, definitely not6121.0
5) Don't know37306.0
Missing2330 
TOTAL62344100.0
37) In the past 12 months, have you done any of the following? (Mark all that apply.) Loaned money to someone outside your family (LOANED)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked4715072.9
1) Checked1752427.1
TOTAL64674100.0
38) In the past 12 months, have you done any of the following? (Mark all that apply.) Cared for someone outside your family who was very sick (CARED)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked5123679.2
1) Checked1343820.8
TOTAL64674100.0
39) In the past 12 months, have you done any of the following? (Mark all that apply.) Helped someone outside your family find a job (FINDJOB)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked5071678.4
1) Checked1395821.6
TOTAL64674100.0
40) In the past 12 months, have you done any of the following? (Mark all that apply.) Donated or prepared food for someone outside your family or congregation (PREPFOOD)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked3353951.9
1) Checked3113548.1
TOTAL64674100.0
41) In the past 12 months, have you done any of the following? (Mark all that apply.) Will vote or did vote in the 2008 presidential election (VOTED08)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked1395521.6
1) Checked5071978.4
TOTAL64674100.0
42) In the past 12 months, have you done any of the following? (Mark all that apply.) Donated money to a charitable organization (other than this congregation) (DONATED)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked1941530.0
1) Checked4525970.0
TOTAL64674100.0
43) In the past 12 months, have you done any of the following? (Mark all that apply.) Worked with others to try to solve a community problem (WORKSOLV)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked5234880.9
1) Checked1232619.1
TOTAL64674100.0
44) In the past 12 months, have you done any of the following? (Mark all that apply.) Contacted an elected official about a public issue (CONTACT)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked5362382.9
1) Checked1105117.1
TOTAL64674100.0
45) In the past 12 months, have you done any of the following? (Mark all that apply.) Contributed money to a political party or candidate (CONTRIB)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked5504585.1
1) Checked962914.9
TOTAL64674100.0
46) In the past 12 months, have you done any of the following? (Mark all that apply.) Spoke at a decision-making meeting of this congregation (SPOKEMTG)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked5954492.1
1) Checked51307.9
TOTAL64674100.0
47) In the past 12 months, have you done any of the following? (Mark all that apply.) Went on a mission or service trip (MISSION)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked6071293.9
1) Checked39626.1
TOTAL64674100.0
48) How satisfied are you with what is offered here for children and youth (less than 19 years of age)? (OFFRYTH)
TOTAL%
1) Very satisfied1749028.2
2) Satisfied2079833.5
3) Mixed feelings802612.9
4) Dissatisfied16992.7
5) Very dissatisfied6551.1
6) Not sure or not applicable1340821.6
Missing2598 
TOTAL62076100.0
49) Do you have any close friends in this congregation? (CONGFRND)
TOTAL%
1) No, I have little contact with others from this congregation outside of activities935815.0
2) No, I have some friends in this congregation, but my closest friends are not involved here1128018.0
3) Yes, I have some close friends here as well as other close friends who are not part of this congregation3482855.7
4) Yes, most of my closest friends are part of this congregation706111.3
Missing2147 
TOTAL62527100.0
50) Does this congregation have a clear vision, goals, or direction for its ministry and mission? (VISION)
TOTAL%
1) I am not aware of such a vision, goals, or direction836413.9
2) There are ideas but no clear vision, goals, or direction59299.9
3) Yes, and I am strongly committed to them2136835.6
4) Yes, and I am partly committed to them1798729.9
5) Yes, but I am not committed to them644710.7
Missing4579 
TOTAL60095100.0
51) Which one statement best describes your involvement in the making of important decisions in this congregation? (INVDECID)
TOTAL%
1) I have been given the opportunity and often participate in decision-making641810.9
2) I have been given the opportunity and occasionally get involved in decision-making1064418.1
3) I have been given the opportunity but don't usually get involved in decision-making2249438.2
4) I have not been given an opportunity to be involved and this is fine with me1607027.3
5) I have not been given an opportunity to be involved and I am not happy about this32185.5
Missing5830 
TOTAL58844100.0
52) Do you have a strong sense of belonging to this congregation? (BELONGNG)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, a strong sense of belonging that is growing2585541.9
2) Yes, a strong sense--about the same as last year1773128.7
3) Yes, but perhaps not as strong as in the past60449.8
4) No, but I am new here31525.1
5) No, and I wish I did by now21013.4
6) No, but I am happy as I am37896.1
7) Not applicable30514.9
Missing2951 
TOTAL61723100.0
53) While you may value many different styles of music, which two of the following do you prefer in congregational worship? (Mark up to two.) Traditional hymns (TRADHYMN)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked2975446.0
1) Checked3492054.0
TOTAL64674100.0
54) While you may value many different styles of music, which two of the following do you prefer in congregational worship? (Mark up to two.) Praise music or choruses (PRAISMUS)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked4541070.2
1) Checked1926429.8
TOTAL64674100.0
55) While you may value many different styles of music, which two of the following do you prefer in congregational worship? (Mark up to two.) Contemporary hymns (CONTHYMN)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked4856575.1
1) Checked1610924.9
TOTAL64674100.0
56) While you may value many different styles of music, which two of the following do you prefer in congregational worship? (Mark up to two.) Other contemporary music or songs (not hymns) (OTHCNTMP)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked5545985.8
1) Checked921514.2
TOTAL64674100.0
57) While you may value many different styles of music, which two of the following do you prefer in congregational worship? (Mark up to two.) Sung responsorial psalms (PSALMS)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked5971092.3
1) Checked49647.7
TOTAL64674100.0
58) While you may value many different styles of music, which two of the following do you prefer in congregational worship? (Mark up to two.) Classical music or chorales (CLASSMUS)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked5890191.1
1) Checked57738.9
TOTAL64674100.0
59) While you may value many different styles of music, which two of the following do you prefer in congregational worship? (Mark up to two.) Contemplative chants (Taize, Iona) (CHANTS)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked6353698.2
1) Checked11381.8
TOTAL64674100.0
60) While you may value many different styles of music, which two of the following do you prefer in congregational worship? (Mark up to two.) Music or songs from a variety of cultures (MULTICUL)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked5894391.1
1) Checked57318.9
TOTAL64674100.0
61) While you may value many different styles of music, which two of the following do you prefer in congregational worship? (Mark up to two.) Gospel music (GOSPEL)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked5525785.4
1) Checked941714.6
TOTAL64674100.0
62) While you may value many different styles of music, which two of the following do you prefer in congregational worship? (Mark up to two.) No music or hymns (NOMUSIC)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked6367198.4
1) Checked10031.6
TOTAL64674100.0
63) While you may value many different styles of music, which two of the following do you prefer in congregational worship? (Mark up to two.) Don't know (DKMUSIC)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked6257396.8
1) Checked21013.2
TOTAL64674100.0
64) Do you agree or disagree: 'In general, there is a good match between our congregation and our minister, pastor, priest, or rabbi'? (GOODMTCH)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree3149551.0
2) Agree2111234.2
3) Neutral or unsure725511.8
4) Disagree11921.9
5) Strongly disagree4300.7
6) There is currently no leader here2260.4
Missing2964 
TOTAL61710100.0
65) Which of the following aspects of this congregation do you personally most value? (Mark up to three.) Wider community care or social justice emphasis (SOCJUST)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked5170279.9
1) Checked1297220.1
TOTAL64674100.0
66) Which of the following aspects of this congregation do you personally most value? (Mark up to three.) Reaching those who do not attend church (REACH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked5557285.9
1) Checked910214.1
TOTAL64674100.0
67) Which of the following aspects of this congregation do you personally most value? (Mark up to three.) Traditional style of worship or music (TRADSTYL)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked4591571.0
1) Checked1875929.0
TOTAL64674100.0
68) Which of the following aspects of this congregation do you personally most value? (Mark up to three.) Contemporary style of worship or music (CONTSTYL)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked5252081.2
1) Checked1215418.8
TOTAL64674100.0
69) Which of the following aspects of this congregation do you personally most value? (Mark up to three.) Sharing in Holy Communion, Eucharist, or the Lord's Supper (SHARCOMM)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked3651656.5
1) Checked2815843.5
TOTAL64674100.0
70) Which of the following aspects of this congregation do you personally most value? (Mark up to three.) Social activities or meeting new people (SOCLACT)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked5713188.3
1) Checked754311.7
TOTAL64674100.0
71) Which of the following aspects of this congregation do you personally most value? (Mark up to three.) Sermons, preaching, or homilies (SERMONS)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked4154564.2
1) Checked2312935.8
TOTAL64674100.0
72) Which of the following aspects of this congregation do you personally most value? (Mark up to three.) Bible study or prayer groups, other discussion groups (BIBLSTDY)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked5654987.4
1) Checked812512.6
TOTAL64674100.0
73) Which of the following aspects of this congregation do you personally most value? (Mark up to three.) Ministry for children or youth (KIDMNSTR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked5328282.4
1) Checked1139217.6
TOTAL64674100.0
74) Which of the following aspects of this congregation do you personally most value? (Mark up to three.) Prayer ministry for one another (PRAYMNST)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked5998392.7
1) Checked46917.3
TOTAL64674100.0
75) Which of the following aspects of this congregation do you personally most value? (Mark up to three.) Practical care for one another in times of need (CAREOTHR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked5662587.6
1) Checked804912.4
TOTAL64674100.0
76) Which of the following aspects of this congregation do you personally most value? (Mark up to three.) The congregation's school or pre-school (CONGSCHL)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked6097894.3
1) Checked36965.7
TOTAL64674100.0
77) Which of the following aspects of this congregation do you personally most value? (Mark up to three.) Openness to social diversity (DIVERSTY)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked5687387.9
1) Checked780112.1
TOTAL64674100.0
78) Which of the following aspects of this congregation do you personally most value? (Mark up to three.) Adult church-school or Sabbath-school classes (ADLTSCHL)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked6155395.2
1) Checked31214.8
TOTAL64674100.0
79) Before you started coming to this congregation, were you participating in another congregation? (PARTOTHR)
TOTAL%
1) No, I've come here for most or all of my life830213.6
2) No, before coming here I had not been attending any congregation for several years734912.1
3) No, before coming here I had never regularly attended33335.5
4) Yes, immediately prior to coming here, I was participating in another congregation4186268.8
Missing3828 
TOTAL60846100.0
80) Before you started coming here, what type of congregation did you attend? (Mark only one.) (OTHRTYPE)
TOTAL%
1) Assembly of God6321.1
2) Baptist37606.3
3) Catholic2782946.6
4) Episcopal12772.1
5) Lutheran59259.9
6) Methodist40456.8
7) Nazarene3180.5
8) Non-denominational20493.4
9) Pentecostal5430.9
10) Presbyterian28314.7
11) Seventh-day Adventist1410.2
12) United Church of Christ11331.9
13) Other30975.2
14) I did not attend another congregation before coming here607510.2
Missing5019 
TOTAL59655100.0
81) In what year were you born? 19__ (YEARBRN)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL6210954.9219
82) Are you: (GENDER)
TOTAL%
1) Female3666561.1
2) Male2334938.9
Missing4660 
TOTAL60014100.0
83) What is your employment status? (Mark all that apply.) Employed or self-employed full-time (FULLTIME)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked3692057.1
1) Checked2775442.9
TOTAL64674100.0
84) What is your employment status? (Mark all that apply.) Employed or self-employed part-time (PARTTIME)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked5708188.3
1) Checked759311.7
TOTAL64674100.0
85) What is your employment status? (Mark all that apply.) Unemployed (UNEMPLYD)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked6254696.7
1) Checked21283.3
TOTAL64674100.0
86) What is your employment status? (Mark all that apply.) Retired (RETIRED)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked4713272.9
1) Checked1754227.1
TOTAL64674100.0
87) What is your employment status? (Mark all that apply.) Full-time homemaker (HOMEMAKR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked6017393.0
1) Checked45017.0
TOTAL64674100.0
88) What is your employment status? (Mark all that apply.) Student (STUDENT)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked6028293.2
1) Checked43926.8
TOTAL64674100.0
89) What is your employment status? (Mark all that apply.) Other (OTHEREMP)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked6293297.3
1) Checked17422.7
TOTAL64674100.0
90) What is the highest educational level you have completed? (EDUC)
TOTAL%
1) No formal schooling2330.4
2) Primary school through 8th grade (K-8)15442.5
3) Some high school37976.1
4) Completed high school1864530.0
5) Trade certificate38836.3
6) Associate degree680311.0
7) Bachelor's degree from a university or college1626626.2
8) Master's, Doctorate, or other graduate degree1088217.5
Missing2621 
TOTAL62053100.0
91) What is your present marital status? (Mark only one.) (MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Never married902514.5
2) In first marriage3333353.7
3) Remarried after divorce622610.0
4) Remarried after death of spouse10841.7
5) Living in a committed relationship17942.9
6) Separated7271.2
7) Divorced44517.2
8) Widowed54628.8
Missing2572 
TOTAL62102100.0
92) Do you have a spouse or partner who is also completing a survey here? (SPOUSSUR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes2988349.9
2) No2999750.1
Missing4794 
TOTAL59880100.0
93) What is your race or origin? (Mark all that apply.) Asian or Pacific Islander (ASIAN)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked6236396.4
1) Checked23113.6
TOTAL64674100.0
94) What is your race or origin? (Mark all that apply.) Black or African American (BLACK)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked6133394.8
1) Checked33415.2
TOTAL64674100.0
95) What is your race or origin? (Mark all that apply.) Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish origin (HISPANIC)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked5858190.6
1) Checked60939.4
TOTAL64674100.0
96) What is your race or origin? (Mark all that apply.) Indian (American) or Alaska Native (NATAMER)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked6398898.9
1) Checked6861.1
TOTAL64674100.0
97) What is your race or origin? (Mark all that apply.) White or Caucasian (WHITE)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked1461322.6
1) Checked5006177.4
TOTAL64674100.0
98) What is your race or origin? (Mark all that apply.) Some other race (OTHRRACE)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked6366198.4
1) Checked10131.6
TOTAL64674100.0
99) Where were you born? (WHEREBRN)
TOTAL%
1) In the United States5537289.5
2) In another English-speaking country20583.3
3) In a non-English-speaking country44497.2
Missing2795 
TOTAL61879100.0
100) Where were your parents born? (PARBORN)
TOTAL%
1) Both born in the United States4939579.7
2) Only father born in the United States14792.4
3) Only mother born in the United States21653.5
4) Both father and mother born in another country895914.5
Missing2676 
TOTAL61998100.0
101) Where did you live when you were 5 years old? (WHERE5)
TOTAL%
1) In the United States5495590.2
2) In another country59899.8
Missing3730 
TOTAL60944100.0
102) When you were 5 years old, was English your primary language? (ENGLISH)
TOTAL%
1) Yes5352788.7
2) No683711.3
Missing4310 
TOTAL60364100.0
103) Which statement best describes the people who currently live in your household? (HHOLD)
TOTAL%
1) I live alone919515.1
2) A couple without children1908231.2
3) One adult with child/children33275.4
4) Two or more adults with child/children2319938.0
5) Some adults living in the same household627610.3
Missing3595 
TOTAL61079100.0
104) About how much do you give financially to this congregation? (GIVECONG)
TOTAL%
1) I give 10% or more of net income regularly1042717.5
2) I give about 5% to 9% of net income regularly1678428.2
3) I give less than 5% of net income regularly1629627.4
4) I give a small amount whenever I am here1171019.7
5) I do not contribute financially here43517.3
Missing5106 
TOTAL59568100.0
105) Which of the following describes your total annual household income before taxes? (HHINC)
TOTAL%
1) Less than $10,00038957.0
2) $10,000 to $24,999750313.4
3) $25,000 to $49,9991291923.1
4) $50,000 to $74,9991097119.6
5) $75,000 to $99,999780413.9
6) $100,000 to $124,99954299.7
7) $125,000 to $149,99925834.6
8) $150,000 or more48848.7
Missing8686 
TOTAL55988100.0
106) How many people in your household (including you) are: Less than 6 year old (HHLESS6)
TOTAL%
0) 0719411.1
1) 148037.4
2) 219663.0
3) 33720.6
4) 4610.1
5) 5310.0
6) 690.0
7) 710.0
8) 820.0
9) 940.0
10) 1010.0
18) 1810.0
95) 9510.0
98) Checked6381.0
99) Left blank4959076.7
TOTAL64674100.0
107) How many people in your household (including you) are: 6 to 12 years old (HH6TO12)
TOTAL%
0) 0644110.0
1) 1710311.0
2) 236935.7
3) 36331.0
4) 41010.2
5) 580.0
6) 680.0
7) 730.0
8) 810.0
9) 930.0
10) 1010.0
11) 1120.0
12) 1210.0
24) 2410.0
98) Checked5710.9
99) Left blank4610471.3
TOTAL64674100.0
108) How many people in your household (including you) are: 13 to 18 years old (HH13TO18)
TOTAL%
0) 052748.2
1) 1780712.1
2) 239396.1
3) 36601.0
4) 4840.1
5) 5200.0
6) 660.0
7) 730.0
9) 910.0
10) 1020.0
11) 1110.0
23) 2320.0
30) 3010.0
40) 4020.0
83) 8310.0
98) Checked5810.9
99) Left blank4629071.6
TOTAL64674100.0
109) How many people in your household (including you) are: 19 to 24 years old (HH19TO24)
TOTAL%
0) 057638.9
1) 155488.6
2) 221713.4
3) 33810.6
4) 41360.2
5) 5420.1
6) 6120.0
7) 770.0
8) 820.0
9) 910.0
10) 1020.0
15) 1510.0
20) 2010.0
21) 2120.0
60) 6010.0
62) 6210.0
69) 6910.0
81) 8110.0
86) 8610.0
98) Checked4910.8
99) Left blank5010977.5
TOTAL64674100.0
110) How many people in your household (including you) are: 25 years old or older (HH25OLDR)
TOTAL%
0) 06711.0
1) 1813412.6
2) 23677456.9
3) 337405.8
4) 410131.6
5) 52110.3
6) 6630.1
7) 7280.0
8) 8190.0
9) 980.0
10) 1060.0
11) 1180.0
12) 1240.0
13) 1310.0
15) 1520.0
19) 1910.0
20) 2020.0
21) 2170.0
22) 2210.0
23) 2330.0
24) 2410.0
28) 2810.0
31) 3110.0
32) 3220.0
34) 3420.0
35) 3510.0
41) 4120.0
42) 4220.0
43) 4310.0
48) 4820.0
54) 5410.0
59) 5910.0
60) 6020.0
68) 6810.0
76) 7610.0
80) 8010.0
82) 8210.0
85) 8510.0
90) 9010.0
98) Checked666710.3
99) Left blank728611.3
TOTAL64674100.0
111) How many people in your household (including you) participate here: Less than 6 years old (PRTLESS6)
TOTAL%
0) 0645710.0
1) 142566.6
2) 216842.6
3) 33140.5
4) 4660.1
5) 5350.1
6) 690.0
7) 750.0
8) 830.0
9) 910.0
10) 1010.0
98) Checked6581.0
99) Left blank5118579.1
TOTAL64674100.0
112) How many people in your household (including you) participate here: 6 to 12 years old (PRT6TO12)
TOTAL%
0) 058179.0
1) 1657310.2
2) 233615.2
3) 35920.9
4) 4780.1
5) 580.0
6) 660.0
7) 720.0
8) 820.0
9) 930.0
10) 1010.0
11) 1130.0
14) 1410.0
41) 4110.0
98) Checked4880.8
99) Left blank4773873.8
TOTAL64674100.0
113) How many people in your household (including you) participate here: 13 to 18 years old (PR13TO18)
TOTAL%
0) 049377.6
1) 1695110.7
2) 232785.1
3) 35130.8
4) 4620.1
5) 5140.0
6) 650.0
7) 710.0
10) 1010.0
11) 1110.0
81) 8110.0
89) 8910.0
98) Checked5090.8
99) Left blank4840074.8
TOTAL64674100.0
114) How many people in your household (including you) participate here: 19 to 24 years old (PR19TO24)
TOTAL%
0) 057418.9
1) 139576.1
2) 212451.9
3) 31410.2
4) 4600.1
5) 5130.0
6) 650.0
7) 720.0
9) 9100.0
10) 1030.0
11) 1150.0
19) 1910.0
31) 3110.0
48) 4810.0
98) Checked3750.6
99) Left blank5311482.1
TOTAL64674100.0
115) How many people in your household (including you) participate here: 25 years old or older (PR25OLDR)
TOTAL%
0) 012732.0
1) 11394221.6
2) 23196149.4
3) 317662.7
4) 44180.6
5) 5990.2
6) 6260.0
7) 7150.0
8) 840.0
9) 9100.0
10) 1030.0
11) 1190.0
12) 1210.0
18) 1830.0
20) 2030.0
21) 21100.0
22) 2220.0
23) 2310.0
25) 2510.0
27) 2720.0
28) 2810.0
33) 3310.0
35) 3510.0
39) 3910.0
41) 4130.0
43) 4310.0
44) 4420.0
48) 4820.0
65) 6520.0
68) 6810.0
71) 7130.0
82) 8210.0
89) 8920.0
97) 9710.0
98) Checked51848.0
99) Left blank991915.3
TOTAL64674100.0
116) How many children of any age do you have, whether they live at home or elsewhere? Please write the number: (NUMBCHLD)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL6467410.78527
117) How many of your children of any age live at home with you? Please write the number: (CHLDHOME)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL6467410.80230
118) How long does it usually take you to get here? (HOWLONG)
TOTAL%
1) 1-5 minutes1270424.4
2) 6-10 minutes1656531.8
3) 11-15 minutes1064520.4
4) 16-20 minutes661912.7
5) 21-30 minutes38517.4
6) More than 30 minutes17523.4
Missing12538 
TOTAL52136100.0
119) [Asked only of Catholics] Do you agree or disagree: 'In the past year we have grown in unity and strength as a parish community'? (GROWPRSH)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree528420.2
2) Agree1189645.6
3) Neutral or unsure786230.1
4) Disagree8603.3
5) Strongly disagree1950.7
Missing38577 
TOTAL26097100.0
120) Compared to 2 years ago, do you think you participate in activities of the congregation more, less, or about the same amount as you did then? (MORELESS)
TOTAL%
1) Participate more1316525.4
2) About the same participation2623650.6
3) Participate less702813.5
4) Not applicable (been coming less than 2 years)544410.5
Missing12801 
TOTAL51873100.0
121) Have this congregation's leaders encouraged you to find and use your gifts and skills here? (USEGIFTS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, to a great extent1436828.1
2) Yes, to some extent1749734.2
3) Yes, to a small extent826716.2
4) Not at all519810.2
5) Don't know577611.3
Missing13568 
TOTAL51106100.0
122) How often do you experience the following during worship services at this congregation? (Mark one response in every row.) A sense of God's presence (SENSEGOD)
TOTAL%
1) Always2431148.5
2) Usually1659633.1
3) Sometimes740514.8
4) Rarely17773.5
Missing14585 
TOTAL50089100.0
123) How often do you experience the following during worship services at this congregation? (Mark one response in every row.) Inspiration (INSPIRTN)
TOTAL%
1) Always1614633.3
2) Usually2100943.3
3) Sometimes1002620.7
4) Rarely13102.7
Missing16183 
TOTAL48491100.0
124) How often do you experience the following during worship services at this congregation? (Mark one response in every row.) Boredom (BOREDOM)
TOTAL%
1) Always7701.7
2) Usually18043.9
3) Sometimes1462431.8
4) Rarely2874762.6
Missing18729 
TOTAL45945100.0
125) How often do you experience the following during worship services at this congregation? (Mark one response in every row.) Awe or mystery (AWE)
TOTAL%
1) Always38838.6
2) Usually934320.8
3) Sometimes2042045.5
4) Rarely1127225.1
Missing19756 
TOTAL44918100.0
126) How often do you experience the following during worship services at this congregation? (Mark one response in every row.) Joy (JOY)
TOTAL%
1) Always1496931.3
2) Usually2099943.9
3) Sometimes995720.8
4) Rarely19074.0
Missing16842 
TOTAL47832100.0
127) How often do you experience the following during worship services at this congregation? (Mark one response in every row.) Frustration (FRUSTRAT)
TOTAL%
1) Always6051.3
2) Usually15893.5
3) Sometimes1131424.8
4) Rarely3208170.4
Missing19085 
TOTAL45589100.0
128) How often do you experience the following during worship services at this congregation? (Mark one response in every row.) Spontaneity (SPONTNTY)
TOTAL%
1) Always34057.7
2) Usually916220.6
3) Sometimes2074346.7
4) Rarely1115525.1
Missing20209 
TOTAL44465100.0
129) How often do you experience the following during worship services at this congregation? (Mark one response in every row.) A sense of fulfilling my obligation (FULFILL)
TOTAL%
1) Always1403830.0
2) Usually1943441.5
3) Sometimes953720.4
4) Rarely38348.2
Missing17831 
TOTAL46843100.0
130) Do you agree or disagree: 'Only followers of Jesus Christ can be saved'? (ONLYJC)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree1258624.2
2) Agree1090021.0
3) Neutral or unsure936618.0
4) Disagree1245323.9
5) Strongly disagree669712.9
Missing12672 
TOTAL52002100.0
131) Do you agree or disagree: 'I have a sense of excitement about our congregation's future'? (EXCITE)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree774831.2
2) Agree1125845.4
3) Neutral or unsure504420.3
4) Disagree6232.5
5) Strongly disagree1430.6
Missing39858 
TOTAL24816100.0
132) Over the last two years, has there been any conflict in this congregation? (Mark only one.) (CONFLICT)
TOTAL%
1) No conflict that I am aware of2420147.0
2) Some minor conflict1238824.0
3) Major conflict20053.9
4) Major conflict, with leaders or people leaving21144.1
5) Don't know1083121.0
Missing13135 
TOTAL51539100.0
133) Of the following, which one best describes your opinion of the future directions of this congregation? (FUTURE)
TOTAL%
1) We need to get back to the way we did things in the past25645.1
2) We are faithfully maintaining past directions652512.9
3) We are currently deciding on new directions981819.4
4) We are currently moving in new directions1534530.4
5) We need to rethink where we are heading33526.6
6) Our future is very unclear or doubtful10682.1
7) Don't know1182323.4
Missing14179 
TOTAL50495100.0
134) Do you agree or disagree: 'This congregation is always ready to try something new'? (TRYNEW)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree360714.6
2) Agree1171747.4
3) Neutral or unsure733029.6
4) Disagree18907.6
5) Strongly disagree1940.8
Missing39936 
TOTAL24738100.0
135) [Asked only of Catholics] How important is this parish community in your life? (IMPPARSH)
TOTAL%
1) Extremely important672026.5
2) Very important827732.7
3) Quite important576122.8
4) A little important383115.1
5) Not at all important7332.9
Missing39352 
TOTAL25322100.0
136) To what extent does the minister, pastor, or priest here take into account the ideas of those who worship here? (IDEAS)
TOTAL%
1) A great extent2244043.8
2) Some extent1438428.1
3) A small extent24804.8
4) Not at all5291.0
5) Don't know1123021.9
6) There is currently no leader here1290.3
Missing13482 
TOTAL51192100.0
137) Which of the following is the best description of the style of leadership of your pastor, minister, or priest? (LEADSTYL)
TOTAL%
1) Leadership that tends to take charge827916.3
2) Leadership that inspires people to take action2514749.6
3) Leadership that acts on goals that people here have been involved in setting804615.9
4) Leadership where the people start most things12802.5
5) There is currently no leader here4190.8
6) Don't know750714.8
Missing13996 
TOTAL50678100.0
138) Do you agree or disagree: 'God is directly involved in worldly affairs'? (GODINVLV)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree2034039.5
2) Agree1827035.5
3) Neutral or unsure912217.7
4) Disagree27775.4
5) Strongly disagree7031.4
6) Doesn't believe in God2270.4
Missing13235 
TOTAL51439100.0
139) Do you agree or disagree: 'God is angered by human sin'? (GODANGER)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree1473928.7
2) Agree1799535.0
3) Neutral or unsure983119.1
4) Disagree658812.8
5) Strongly disagree19843.9
6) Doesn't believe in God2390.5
Missing13298 
TOTAL51376100.0
140) Which of the following terms best describes your current stand on theological issues? (THEOLOGY)
TOTAL%
1) Very conservative526110.4
2) Conservative2005039.6
3) Right in the middle1648532.6
4) Liberal693013.7
5) Very liberal19123.8
Missing14036 
TOTAL50638100.0
141) Survey form ID (FORM_ID)
TOTAL%
1) 10.0
2) 10.0
3) 10.0
4) 10.0
5) 10.0
6) 10.0
7) 10.0
8) 10.0
9) 10.0
1643) 8671.3
5441) 8861.4
7671) 28324.4
8451) 8541.3
8501) 2603040.2
9636) 8611.3
15205) 180.0
17504) 18722.9
18830) 2694441.7
20177) 8821.4
29639) 8231.3
38142) 8761.4
58275) 80.0
61606) 9121.4
TOTAL64674100.0
142) Region (REGION)
TOTAL%
1) East1639025.3
2) Midwest2037031.5
3) South1230719.0
4) West1560724.1
TOTAL64674100.0
143) Year took survey (SURVYEAR)
TOTAL%
2008) 5400783.5
2009) 1066716.5
TOTAL64674100.0
144) Denomination of congregation (DENOM)
TOTAL%
4) Seventh-day Adventist1390.2
15) Baptist9961.5
17) American Baptist Churches3720.6
18) Baptist Bible Fellowship2040.3
28) National Baptist Convention3170.5
29) National Missionary Baptist Convention520.1
37) Southern Baptist4340.7
58) Disciples of Christ1860.3
60) Churches of Christ330.1
69) Anderson Church of God6090.9
79) Church of the Nazarene8721.3
88) Episcopal-Anglican3390.5
91) Episcopal Church10621.6
96) Evangelical Covenant Church1290.2
97) Evangelical Free Church of America4410.7
102) Evangelical Friends International890.1
111) Reform Judaism840.1
117) Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of LDS340.1
118) Lutheran520.1
123) Evangelical Lutheran Church in America649010.0
125) Lutheran Church, Missouri Synod18512.9
140) Mennonite Church1990.3
150) Free Methodist Church of North America1870.3
155) United Methodist Church39966.2
156) Metropolitan Community Churches3190.5
183) Serbian Eastern Orthodox140.0
186) Assemblies of God2010.3
204) Presbyterian Church USA39326.1
211) Reformed Church in America6161.0
213) Roman Catholic Church3395352.5
223) Unitarian Universalist Association3940.6
224) United Church of Christ21473.3
251) National Association of Congregational Christian Churches660.1
284) Salvation and Deliverance International530.1
285) Calvary Ministries International1900.3
291) Advent Christian General Conference460.1
998) Non-denominational24253.7
999) None11511.8
TOTAL64674100.0
145) Average attendance (SIZE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL646741409.5321907
146) Denominational family of congregation (DENOMFAM)
TOTAL%
1) Catholic3395352.5
2) Mainline Protestant1991930.8
3) Conservative Protestant1068416.5
4) Other1180.2
TOTAL64674100.0
147) Final weight, size adjusted, white (fall and spring) (WT_WHTA)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL62744.4971
148) Final weight, size unadjusted, white (fall and spring) (WT_WHTB)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL627441.3151
149) I-AGE: In what year were you born? 19__ (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-AGE)
TOTAL%
1) 70 years and older1311221.1
2) 60 to 69 years old1084517.5
3) 50 to 59 years old1211619.5
4) 40 to 49 years old1152418.6
5) 30 to 39 years old701611.3
6) Under 30 years old749612.1
Missing2565 
TOTAL62109100.0
150) I-EDUC: What is the highest educational level you have completed? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-EDUC)
TOTAL%
3) Some high school or less55749.0
4) Completed high school1864530.0
5) Trade certificate38836.3
6) Associate degree680311.0
7) Bachelor's degree from a university or college1626626.2
8) Master's, Doctorate, or other graduate degree1088217.5
Missing2621 
TOTAL62053100.0
151) I-REGION: Region (for use with online analysis) (I-REGION)
TOTAL%
1) East1639025.3
2) Midwest2037031.5
3) South1230719.0
4) West1560724.1
TOTAL64674100.0
152) I-GENDER: Are you: (for use with online analysis) (I-GENDER)
TOTAL%
1) Female3666561.1
2) Male2334938.9
Missing4660 
TOTAL60014100.0
153) I-RELIGION: Denominational family of congregation (for use with online analysis) (I-RELIGION)
TOTAL%
1) Catholic3395352.5
2) Mainline Protestant1991930.8
3) Conservative Protestant1068416.5
4) Other1180.2
TOTAL64674100.0
154) I-THEOLOGY: Which of the following terms best describes your current stand on theological issues? (for use with online analysis) (I-THEOLOGY)
TOTAL%
1) Very conservative526110.4
2) Conservative2005039.6
3) Right in the middle1648532.6
4) Liberal693013.7
5) Very liberal19123.8
Missing14036 
TOTAL50638100.0