U.S. Congregational Life Survey, Wave 2, 2008/2009, United Church of Christ (UCC) Attender Survey

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All frequencies are raw numbers (no weights used).
1) How often do you go to worship services at this congregation? (q1) (ATTEND)
TOTAL%
1) This is my first time1661.8
2) Hardly ever or special occasions only1761.9
3) Less than once a month1761.9
4) Once a month3043.3
5) Two or three times a month180319.3
6) Usually every week630167.5
7) More than once a week4124.4
Missing39 
TOTAL9338100.0
2) How long have you been going to worship services or activities at this congregation? (q2) (LNGATTND)
TOTAL%
1) Less than one year5035.4
2) One to two years6487.0
3) Three to five years107011.5
4) Six to 10 years118512.7
5) 11-20 years153916.5
6) More than 20 years414744.5
7) I am visiting from another congregation1401.5
8) I am visiting and do not regularly go anywhere else800.9
Missing65 
TOTAL9312100.0
3) Are you currently a member of this congregation? (q3) (CURRMEMB)
TOTAL%
1) Yes783784.4
2) No, but I'm in the process of becoming a member1711.8
3) No, but I regularly participate here7628.2
4) No5125.5
Missing95 
TOTAL9282100.0
4) Are you regularly involved in any group activities here? (Mark all that apply.) Yes, in Sunday school, in church, or Sabbath school (q4a) (SUNSCHL)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked737178.6
1) Checked200621.4
TOTAL9377100.0
5) Are you regularly involved in any group activities here? (Mark all that apply.) Yes, in prayer, discussion, or Bible study groups (q4b) (PRAYGRP)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked751280.1
1) Checked186519.9
TOTAL9377100.0
6) Are you regularly involved in any group activities here? (Mark all that apply.) Yes, in fellowships, clubs, or other social groups (q4c) (SOCLGRP)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked519455.4
1) Checked418344.6
TOTAL9377100.0
7) Are you regularly involved in any group activities here? (Mark all that apply.) No, we have no group activities (q4d) (NOGRP)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked897995.8
1) Checked3984.2
TOTAL9377100.0
8) Are you regularly involved in any group activities here? (Mark all that apply.) No, I am not regularly involved in group activities (q4e) (NOREGGRP)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked621666.3
1) Checked316133.7
TOTAL9377100.0
9) 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 (q5a) (EVANACT)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked788584.1
1) Checked149215.9
TOTAL9377100.0
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 community service, social justice, or advocacy activities of this congregation (q5b) (COMMSERV)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked616765.8
1) Checked321034.2
TOTAL9377100.0
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.) No, we don't have such activities (q5c) (NOACTV)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked902896.3
1) Checked3493.7
TOTAL9377100.0
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, I am not regularly involved (q5d) (NOREGACT)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked467849.9
1) Checked469950.1
TOTAL9377100.0
13) Do you currently have any of the following roles here? (Mark all that apply.) Member of the governing board (q6a) (BOARDMEM)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked806386.0
1) Checked131414.0
TOTAL9377100.0
14) Do you currently have any of the following roles here? (Mark all that apply.) Member of a congregational committee or task force (q6b) (COMMTTEE)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked722177.0
1) Checked215623.0
TOTAL9377100.0
15) Do you currently have any of the following roles here? (Mark all that apply.) Leading or assisting in worship (q6c) (LEDWRSHP)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked816387.1
1) Checked121412.9
TOTAL9377100.0
16) 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 (q6d) (LEADGRP)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked860891.8
1) Checked7698.2
TOTAL9377100.0
17) Do you currently have any of the following roles here? (Mark all that apply.) Choir member, musician, or choir director (q6e) (CHOIRMEM)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked763381.4
1) Checked174418.6
TOTAL9377100.0
18) Do you currently have any of the following roles here? (Mark all that apply.) Sunday school, church school, or Sabbath school teacher (q6f) (RELEDTCH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked843289.9
1) Checked94510.1
TOTAL9377100.0
19) Do you currently have any of the following roles here? (Mark all that apply.) Other role not listed here (q6g) (OTHRROLE)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked817987.2
1) Checked119812.8
TOTAL9377100.0
20) Do you currently have any of the following roles here? (Mark all that apply.) None (q6h) (NOROLE)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked573661.2
1) Checked364138.8
TOTAL9377100.0
21) To what extent do the worship services or activities of this congregation help you with everyday living? (q7) (CONGHELP)
TOTAL%
1) A great extent483452.4
2) Some extent348937.8
3) A small extent6777.3
4) Not at all2182.4
Missing159 
TOTAL9218100.0
22) How often do you spend time in private devotional activities (such as prayer, meditation, reading the Bible alone)? (q8) (DEVOTNL)
TOTAL%
1) Every day or most days359038.6
2) A few times a week187820.2
3) Once a week4254.6
4) Occasionally217123.4
5) Hardly ever96210.4
6) Never2662.9
Missing85 
TOTAL9292100.0
23) Over the last year, how much have you grown in your faith? (Mark only one.) (q9) (GRWFAITH)
TOTAL%
1) No real growth8839.7
2) Some growth427046.7
3) Much growth, mainly through this congregation281530.8
4) Much growth, mainly through other groups or congregations4094.5
5) Much growth, mainly through my own private activities7678.4
Missing233 
TOTAL9144100.0
24) Which statement comes closest to your view of the Bible? (Mark only one.) (q10) (BIBLE)
TOTAL%
1) The Bible is the word of God, to be taken literally word for word132914.4
2) The Bible is the word of God, to be interpreted in the light of its historical context and the church's teachings384041.7
3) The Bible is the word of God, to be interpreted in the light of its historical context and cultural context249527.1
4) The Bible is not the word of God, but contains God's word to us92910.1
5) The Bible is not the word of God, but is a valuable book2823.1
6) The Bible is an ancient book with little value today280.3
7) Don't know3143.4
Missing160 
TOTAL9217100.0
25) Do you agree or disagree with this statement: 'All the different religions are equally good ways of helping a person find ultimate truth'? (q11) (ALLGOOD)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree169918.4
2) Agree418745.4
3) Neutral or unsure200021.7
4) Disagree102611.1
5) Strongly agree3153.4
Missing150 
TOTAL9227100.0
26) Do you agree or disagree: 'My spiritual needs are being met in this congregation or parish'? (q12) (NEEDSMET)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree270929.5
2) Agree484852.7
3) Neutral or unsure129814.1
4) Disagree2783.0
5) Strongly disagree650.7
Missing179 
TOTAL9198100.0
27) Which one of the following best describes your readiness to talk to others about your faith? (Mark only one.) (q13) (TALKFTH)
TOTAL%
1) I do not have faith, so the question is not applicable1041.1
2) I do not talk about my faith; my life and actions are sufficient153816.7
3) I find it hard to talk about my faith in ordinary language141715.4
4) I mostly feel at ease talking about my faith and do so if it comes up519356.5
5) I feel at ease talking about my faith and seek opportunities to do so94710.3
Missing178 
TOTAL9199100.0
28) Have you ever had a conversion experience or a moment of decisive faith commitment? (q14) (CONVEXP)
TOTAL%
1) Yes348339.5
2) No302834.3
3) Not sure230626.2
Missing560 
TOTAL8817100.0
29) 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 groups (q15a) (OTHSERV)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked558259.5
1) Checked379540.5
TOTAL9377100.0
30) 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 (q15b) (OTHADVO)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked861291.8
1) Checked7658.2
TOTAL9377100.0
31) 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 (q15c) (NOINVOTH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked446547.6
1) Checked491252.4
TOTAL9377100.0
32) Would you be prepared to invite to a worship service here any of your friends and relatives who do not now attend a congregation? (q16) (INVITE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, and I have done so in the past 12 months361739.8
2) Yes, but I have not done so in the past 12 months413345.5
3) No, probably not7728.5
4) No, definitely not740.8
5) Don't know4925.4
Missing289 
TOTAL9088100.0
33) In the past 12 months, have you done any of the following? (Mark all that apply.) Loaned money to someone outside your family (q17a) (LOANED)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked735278.4
1) Checked202521.6
TOTAL9377100.0
34) 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 (q17b) (CARED)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked741479.1
1) Checked196320.9
TOTAL9377100.0
35) In the past 12 months, have you done any of the following? (Mark all that apply.) Helped someone outside your family find a job (q17c) (FINDJOB)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked783783.6
1) Checked154016.4
TOTAL9377100.0
36) 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 (q17d) (PREPFOOD)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked429045.8
1) Checked508754.2
TOTAL9377100.0
37) 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 (q17e) (VOTED08)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked143815.3
1) Checked793984.7
TOTAL9377100.0
38) 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) (q17f) (DONATED)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked225124.0
1) Checked712676.0
TOTAL9377100.0
39) 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 (q17g) (WORKSOLV)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked725377.3
1) Checked212422.7
TOTAL9377100.0
40) In the past 12 months, have you done any of the following? (Mark all that apply.) Contacted an elected official about a public issue (q17h) (CONTACT)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked756080.6
1) Checked181719.4
TOTAL9377100.0
41) In the past 12 months, have you done any of the following? (Mark all that apply.) Contributed money to a political party or candidate (q17i) (CONTRIB)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked746979.7
1) Checked190820.3
TOTAL9377100.0
42) 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 (q17j) (SPOKEMTG)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked746979.7
1) Checked190820.3
TOTAL9377100.0
43) In the past 12 months, have you done any of the following? (Mark all that apply.) Went on a mission or service trip (q17k) (MISSION)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked873693.2
1) Checked6416.8
TOTAL9377100.0
44) How satisfied are you with what is offered here for children and youth (less than 19 years of age)? (q18) (OFFRYTH)
TOTAL%
1) Very satisfied213423.4
2) Satisfied320635.2
3) Mixed feelings197021.6
4) Dissatisfied4985.5
5) Very dissatisfied1451.6
6) Not sure or not applicable116012.7
Missing264 
TOTAL9113100.0
45) Do you have any close friends in this congregation? (q19) (CONGFRND)
TOTAL%
1) No, I have little contact with others from this congregation outside of activities here6577.2
2) No, I have some friends in this congregation, but my closest friends are not involved here159117.4
3) Yes, I have some close friends here as well as other close friends who are not part of this congregation594464.9
4) Yes, most of my closest friends are part of this congregation97110.6
Missing214 
TOTAL9163100.0
46) Does this congregation have a clear vision, goals, or direction for its ministry and mission? (q20) (VISION)
TOTAL%
1) I am not aware of such a vision, goals, or direction8659.8
2) There are ideas but no clear vision, goals, or direction177220.1
3) Yes, and I am strongly committed to them296133.6
4) Yes, and I am partly committed to them266030.1
5) Yes, but I am not committed to them5666.4
Missing553 
TOTAL8824100.0
47) Which one statement best describes your involvement in the making of important decisions in this congregation? (q21) (INVDECID)
TOTAL%
1) I have been given the opportunity and often participate in decision-making230426.2
2) I have been given the opportunity and occasionally get involved in decision-making255929.1
3) I have been given the opportunity but don't usually get involved in decision-making259329.5
4) I have not been given an opportunity to be involved and this is fine with me113012.9
5) I have not been given an opportunity to be involved and I am not happy about this2032.3
Missing588 
TOTAL8789100.0
48) Do you have a strong sense of belonging to this congregation? (q22) (BELONGNG)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, a strong sense of belonging that is growing397343.7
2) Yes, a strong sense--about the same as last year302133.2
3) Yes, but perhaps not as strong as in the past98510.8
4) No, but I am new here2823.1
5) No, and I wish I did by now2032.2
6) No, but I am happy as I am3423.8
7) Not applicable2813.1
Missing290 
TOTAL9087100.0
49) 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 (q23a) (TRADHYMN)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked259927.7
1) Checked677872.3
TOTAL9377100.0
50) 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 (q23b) (PRAISMUS)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked719776.8
1) Checked218023.2
TOTAL9377100.0
51) 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 (q23c) (CONTHYMN)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked749079.9
1) Checked188720.1
TOTAL9377100.0
52) 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) (q23d) (OTHCNTMP)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked835289.1
1) Checked102510.9
TOTAL9377100.0
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.) Sung responsorial psalms (q23e) (PSALMS)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked917597.8
1) Checked2022.2
TOTAL9377100.0
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.) Classical music or chorales (q23f) (CLASSMUS)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked801585.5
1) Checked136214.5
TOTAL9377100.0
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.) Contemplative chants (Taize, Iona) (q23g) (CHANTS)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked923398.5
1) Checked1441.5
TOTAL9377100.0
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.) Music or songs from a variety of cultures (q23h) (MULTICUL)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked834789.0
1) Checked103011.0
TOTAL9377100.0
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.) Gospel music (q23i) (GOSPEL)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked767881.9
1) Checked169918.1
TOTAL9377100.0
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.) No music or songs (q23j) (NOMUSIC)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked934299.6
1) Checked350.4
TOTAL9377100.0
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.) Don't know (q23k) (DKMUSIC)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked914897.6
1) Checked2292.4
TOTAL9377100.0
60) Do you agree or disagree: 'In general, there is a good match between our congregation and our minister, pastor, priest, or rabbi'? (q24) (GOODMTCH)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree428247.2
2) Agree329536.3
3) Neutral or unsure104411.5
4) Disagree2242.5
5) Strongly disagree650.7
6) There is currently no leader here1581.7
Missing309 
TOTAL9068100.0
61) Which of the following aspects of this congregation do you personally most value? (Mark up to three.) Wider community care or social justice emphasis (q25a) (SOCJUST)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked709475.7
1) Checked228324.3
TOTAL9377100.0
62) Which of the following aspects of this congregation do you personally most value? (Mark up to three.) Reaching those who do not attend church (q25b) (REACH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked842889.9
1) Checked94910.1
TOTAL9377100.0
63) Which of the following aspects of this congregation do you personally most value? (Mark up to three.) Traditional style of worship or music (q25c) (TRADSTYL)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked537757.3
1) Checked400042.7
TOTAL9377100.0
64) Which of the following aspects of this congregation do you personally most value? (Mark up to three.) Contemporary style of worship or music (q25d) (CONTSTYL)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked856191.3
1) Checked8168.7
TOTAL9377100.0
65) 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 (q25e) (SHARCOMM)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked608264.9
1) Checked329535.1
TOTAL9377100.0
66) Which of the following aspects of this congregation do you personally most value? (Mark up to three.) Social activities or meeting new people (q25f) (SOCLACT)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked785483.8
1) Checked152316.2
TOTAL9377100.0
67) Which of the following aspects of this congregation do you personally most value? (Mark up to three.) Sermons, preaching, or homilies (q25g) (SERMONS)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked588762.8
1) Checked349037.2
TOTAL9377100.0
68) 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 (q25h) (BIBLSTDY)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked843790.0
1) Checked94010.0
TOTAL9377100.0
69) Which of the following aspects of this congregation do you personally most value? (Mark up to three.) Ministry for children or youth (q25i) (KIDMNSTR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked756780.7
1) Checked181019.3
TOTAL9377100.0
70) Which of the following aspects of this congregation do you personally most value? (Mark up to three.) Prayer ministry for one another (q25j) (PRAYMNST)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked845790.2
1) Checked9209.8
TOTAL9377100.0
71) 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 (q25k) (CAREOTHR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked753380.3
1) Checked184419.7
TOTAL9377100.0
72) Which of the following aspects of this congregation do you personally most value? (Mark up to three.) The congregation's school or pre-school (q25l) (CONGSCHL)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked906996.7
1) Checked3083.3
TOTAL9377100.0
73) Which of the following aspects of this congregation do you personally most value? (Mark up to three.) Openness to social diversity (q25m) (DIVERSTY)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked751280.1
1) Checked186519.9
TOTAL9377100.0
74) Which of the following aspects of this congregation do you personally most value? (Mark up to three.) Adult church-school or Sabbath-school classes (q25n) (ADLTSCHL)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked912597.3
1) Checked2522.7
TOTAL9377100.0
75) 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 life204022.8
2) No, before coming here I had not been attending any congregation for several years172019.3
3) No, before coming here I had never regularly attended5285.9
4) Yes, immediately prior to coming here, I was participating in another congregation464352.0
Missing446 
TOTAL8931100.0
76) Before you started coming here, what type of congregation did you attend? (Mark only one.) (q27) (OTHRTYPE)
TOTAL%
1) Assemblies of God310.4
2) Baptist4825.6
3) Catholic6928.1
4) Episcopal2332.7
5) Lutheran6697.8
6) Methodist110512.9
7) Nazarene260.3
8) Non-denominational2232.6
9) Pentecostal420.5
10) Presbyterian6677.8
11) Seventh-day Adventist90.1
12) United Church of Christ225726.4
13) Other6657.8
14) I did not attend another congregation before coming here144716.9
Missing829 
TOTAL8548100.0
77) In what year were you born? 19__ (q28) (YEARBRN)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL903048.28518
78) Are you: (q29) (GENDER)
TOTAL%
1) Female564864.7
2) Male308635.3
Missing643 
TOTAL8734100.0
79) What is your employment status? (Mark all that apply.) Employed or self-employed full-time (q30a) (FULLTIME)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked605964.6
1) Checked331835.4
TOTAL9377100.0
80) What is your employment status? (Mark all that apply.) Employed or self-employed part-time (q30b) (PARTTIME)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked825388.0
1) Checked112412.0
TOTAL9377100.0
81) What is your employment status? (Mark all that apply.) Unemployed (q30c) (UNEMPLYD)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked914497.5
1) Checked2332.5
TOTAL9377100.0
82) What is your employment status? (Mark all that apply.) Retired (q30d) (RETIRED)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked562360.0
1) Checked375440.0
TOTAL9377100.0
83) What is your employment status? (Mark all that apply.) Full-time homemaker (q30e) (HOMEMAKR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked881894.0
1) Checked5596.0
TOTAL9377100.0
84) What is your employment status? (Mark all that apply.) Student (q30f) (STUDENT)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked895095.4
1) Checked4274.6
TOTAL9377100.0
85) What is your employment status? (Mark all that apply.) Other (q30g) (OTHEREMP)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked915897.7
1) Checked2192.3
TOTAL9377100.0
86) What is the highest educational level you have completed? (q31) (EDUC)
TOTAL%
1) No formal schooling100.1
2) Primary school through eighth grade (K-8)1671.8
3) Some high school4555.0
4) Completed high school289231.9
5) Trade certificate4925.4
6) Associate degree91210.0
7) Bachelor's degree from a university or college224724.8
8) Master's, doctorate, or other graduate degree190321.0
Missing299 
TOTAL9078100.0
87) What is your present marital status? (Mark only one.)(q32) (MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Never married91810.1
2) In first marriage466751.4
3) Remarried after divorce105311.6
4) Remarried after death of spouse1852.0
5) Living in a committed relationship2552.8
6) Separated850.9
7) Divorced6737.4
8) Widowed125013.8
Missing291 
TOTAL9086100.0
88) Do you have a spouse or partner who also is completing a survey here? (q33) (SPOUSSUR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes419847.6
2) No462552.4
Missing554 
TOTAL8823100.0
89) What is your race or origin? (Mark all that apply.) Asian or Pacific Islander (q34a) (ASIAN)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked919198.0
1) Checked1862.0
TOTAL9377100.0
90) What is your race or origin? (Mark all that apply.) Black or African American (q34b) (BLACK)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked911897.2
1) Checked2592.8
TOTAL9377100.0
91) What is your race or origin? (Mark all that apply.) Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish origin (q34c) (HISPANIC)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked929999.2
1) Checked780.8
TOTAL9377100.0
92) What is your race or origin? (Mark all that apply.) Indian (American) or Alaska Native (q34d) (NATAMER)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked928799.0
1) Checked901.0
TOTAL9377100.0
93) What is your race or origin? (Mark all that apply.) White or Caucasian (q34e) (WHITE)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked8979.6
1) Checked848090.4
TOTAL9377100.0
94) What is your race or origin? (Mark all that apply.) Some other race (q34f) (OTHRRACE)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked926598.8
1) Checked1121.2
TOTAL9377100.0
95) Where were you born? (q35) (WHEREBRN)
TOTAL%
1) In the United States880396.7
2) In another English-speaking country1561.7
3) In a non-English-speaking country1441.6
Missing274 
TOTAL9103100.0
96) Where were your parents born? (q36) (PARBORN)
TOTAL%
1) Both born in the United States819589.9
2) Only father born in the United States2012.2
3) Only mother born in the United States2803.1
4) Both father and mother born in another country4424.8
Missing259 
TOTAL9118100.0
97) Where did you live when you were five years old? (q37) (WHERE5)
TOTAL%
1) In the United States870097.2
2) In another country2492.8
Missing428 
TOTAL8949100.0
98) When you were five years old, was English your primary language? (q38) (ENGLISH)
TOTAL%
1) Yes856497.3
2) No2362.7
Missing577 
TOTAL8800100.0
99) Which statement best describes the people who currently live in your household? (q39) (HHOLD)
TOTAL%
1) I live alone182020.3
2) A couple without children340838.1
3) One adult with child/children3313.7
4) Two or more adults with child/children260129.0
5) Some adults living in the same household7958.9
Missing422 
TOTAL8955100.0
100) About how much do you give financially to this congregation? (q41) (GIVECONG)
TOTAL%
1) I give 10 percent or more of net income regularly111012.8
2) I give about 5 percent to 9 percent of net income regularly312135.9
3) I give less than 5 percent of net income regularly276831.8
4) I give a small amount whenever I am here126514.5
5) I do not contribute financially here4335.0
Missing680 
TOTAL8697100.0
101) Which of the following describes your total annual household income before taxes? (q42) (HHINC)
TOTAL%
1) Less than $10,0004405.4
2) $10,000 to $24,999124715.4
3) $25,000 to $49,999202425.0
4) $50,000 to $74,999168220.8
5) $75,000 to $99,999107913.3
6) $100,000 to $124,9996918.5
7) $125,000 to $149,9993294.1
8) $150,000 or more5957.4
Missing1290 
TOTAL8087100.0
102) How many people in your household (including you) are: Less than six years old (q43a) (HHLESS6)
TOTAL%
0) 865792.3
1) 4675.0
2) 2172.3
3) 300.3
4) 30.0
6) 10.0
7) 10.0
9) 10.0
TOTAL9377100.0
103) How many people in your household (including you) are: six to 12 years old (q43b) (HH6TO12)
TOTAL%
0) 826188.1
1) 7468.0
2) 3133.3
3) 490.5
4) 60.1
5) 20.0
TOTAL9377100.0
104) How many people in your household (including you) are: 13 to 18 years old (q43c) (HH13TO18)
TOTAL%
0) 801885.5
1) 8729.3
2) 4354.6
3) 430.5
4) 60.1
5) 30.0
TOTAL9377100.0
105) How many people in your household (including you) are: 19 to 24 years old (q43d) (HH19TO24)
TOTAL%
0) 848990.5
1) 6416.8
2) 2032.2
3) 310.3
4) 100.1
5) 10.0
6) 10.0
7) 10.0
TOTAL9377100.0
106) How many people in your household (including you) are: 25 years old or older (q43e) (HH25OLDR)
TOTAL%
0) 9009.6
1) 250126.7
2) 541257.7
3) 4374.7
4) 1061.1
5) 140.1
6) 40.0
8) 20.0
9) 10.0
TOTAL9377100.0
107) How many people in your household (including you) participate here: Less than six years old (q44a) (PRTLESS6)
TOTAL%
0) 872893.1
1) 4094.4
2) 2052.2
3) 280.3
4) 30.0
5) 30.0
6) 10.0
TOTAL9377100.0
108) How many people in your household (including you) participate here: six to 12 years old (q44b) (PRT6TO12)
TOTAL%
0) 832788.8
1) 6947.4
2) 2973.2
3) 460.5
4) 90.1
5) 30.0
9) 10.0
TOTAL9377100.0
109) How many people in your household (including you) participate here: 13 to 18 years old (q44c) (PR13TO18)
TOTAL%
0) 824988.0
1) 7588.1
2) 3343.6
3) 300.3
4) 50.1
5) 10.0
TOTAL9377100.0
110) How many people in your household (including you) participate here: 19 to 24 years old (q44d) (PR19TO24)
TOTAL%
0) 885994.5
1) 3914.2
2) 1131.2
3) 110.1
4) 30.0
TOTAL9377100.0
111) How many people in your household (including you) participate here: 25 years old or older (q44e) (PR25OLDR)
TOTAL%
0) 126013.4
1) 335835.8
2) 453348.3
3) 1691.8
4) 430.5
5) 90.1
6) 20.0
7) 10.0
8) 10.0
9) 10.0
TOTAL9377100.0
112) How many children of any age do you have, whether they live at home or elsewhere? Please write the number: (q45) (NUMBCHLD)
TOTAL%
0) 146116.7
1) 99711.4
2) 322136.8
3) 178720.4
4) 7989.1
5) 2993.4
6) 1191.4
7) 410.5
8) 200.2
9) 110.1
10) 30.0
11) 20.0
12) 40.0
Missing614 
TOTAL8763100.0
113) How many of your children of any age live at home with you? Please write the number: (q46) (CHLDHOME)
TOTAL%
0) 585268.2
1) 123314.4
2) 106312.4
3) 3283.8
4) 750.9
5) 110.1
6) 70.1
7) 30.0
8) 30.0
9) 10.0
10) 50.1
Missing796 
TOTAL8581100.0
114) How long does it usually take you to get there? (q47) (HOWLONG)
TOTAL%
1) One to five minutes220429.0
2) Six-10 minutes238531.4
3) 11-15 minutes140018.4
4) 16-20 minutes88311.6
5) 21-30 minutes5056.6
6) More than 30 minutes2283.0
Missing1772 
TOTAL7605100.0
115) Compared to two years ago, do you think you participate in activities of the congregation more, less, or about the same amount as you did then? (q48) (MORELESS)
TOTAL%
1) Participate more201226.9
2) About the same participation391152.3
3) Participate less111514.9
4) Not applicable (been coming less than two years)4405.9
Missing1899 
TOTAL7478100.0
116) Have this congregation's leaders encouraged you to find and use your gifts and skills here? (q49) (USEGIFTS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, to a great extent214529.0
2) Yes, to some extent292539.6
3) Yes, to a small extent129117.5
4) Not at all4866.6
5) Don't know5447.4
Missing1986 
TOTAL7391100.0
117) 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 (q50a) (SENSEGOD)
TOTAL%
1) Always237933.6
2) Usually277739.2
3) Sometimes154421.8
4) Rarely3905.5
Missing2287 
TOTAL7090100.0
118) How often do you experience the following during worship services at this congregation? (Mark one response in every row.) Inspiration (q50b) (INSPIRTN)
TOTAL%
1) Always173724.9
2) Usually336048.2
3) Sometimes164523.6
4) Rarely2353.4
Missing2400 
TOTAL6977100.0
119) How often do you experience the following during worship services at this congregation? (Mark one response in every row.) Boredom (q50c) (BOREDOM)
TOTAL%
1) Always681.0
2) Usually2413.7
3) Sometimes198730.3
4) Rarely426565.0
Missing2816 
TOTAL6561100.0
120) How often do you experience the following during worship services at this congregation? (Mark one response in every row.) Awe or mystery (q50d) (AWE)
TOTAL%
1) Always2133.3
2) Usually88513.8
3) Sometimes320650.0
4) Rarely210532.8
Missing2968 
TOTAL6409100.0
121) How often do you experience the following during worship services at this congregation? (Mark one response in every row.) Joy (q50e) (JOY)
TOTAL%
1) Always165024.1
2) Usually329748.1
3) Sometimes163823.9
4) Rarely2754.0
Missing2517 
TOTAL6860100.0
122) How often do you experience the following during worship services at this congregation? (Mark one response in every row.) Frustration (q50f) (FRUSTRAT)
TOTAL%
1) Always600.9
2) Usually2353.6
3) Sometimes186928.5
4) Rarely438967.0
Missing2824 
TOTAL6553100.0
123) How often do you experience the following during worship services at this congregation? (Mark one response in every row.) Spontaneity (q50g) (SPONTNTY)
TOTAL%
1) Always3655.7
2) Usually135821.2
3) Sometimes318349.6
4) Rarely151023.5
Missing2961 
TOTAL6416100.0
124) 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 (q50h) (FULFILL)
TOTAL%
1) Always108316.1
2) Usually320247.5
3) Sometimes184527.4
4) Rarely6119.1
Missing2636 
TOTAL6741100.0
125) Do you agree or disagree: 'Only followers of Jesus Christ can be saved'? (q51) (ONLYJC)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree89712.0
2) Agree141218.9
3) Neutral or unsure167122.3
4) Disagree213328.5
5) Strongly disagree137218.3
Missing1892 
TOTAL7485100.0
126) Do you agree or disagree: 'I have a sense of excitement about our congregation's future'? (q52) (EXCITE)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree135918.3
2) Agree345546.5
3) Neutral or unsure220229.6
4) Disagree3524.7
5) Strongly disagree590.8
Missing1950 
TOTAL7427100.0
127) Over the last two years, has there been any conflict in this congregation? (Mark only one.) (q53) (CONFLICT)
TOTAL%
1) No conflict that I am aware of242432.6
2) Some minor conflict273636.7
3) Major conflict5277.1
4) Major conflict, with leaders or people leaving6839.2
5) Don't know107614.5
Missing1931 
TOTAL7446100.0
128) Of the following, which one best describes your opinion of the future directions of this congregation? (q54) (FUTURE)
TOTAL%
1) We need to get back to the way we did things in the past2463.4
2) We are faithfully maintaining past directions6368.7
3) We are currently deciding on new directions212629.0
4) We are currently moving in new directions207428.3
5) We need to rethink where we are heading6989.5
6) Our future is very unclear or doubtful2904.0
7) Don't know125817.2
Missing2049 
TOTAL7328100.0
129) Do you agree or disagree: 'This congregation is always ready to try something new'? (q55) (TRYNEW)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree6428.7
2) Agree330244.6
3) Neutral or unsure241632.6
4) Disagree95412.9
5) Strongly disagree861.2
Missing1977 
TOTAL7400100.0
130) To what extent does the minister, pastor, or priest here take into account the ideas of those who worship here? (q56) (IDEAS)
TOTAL%
1) A great extent364649.4
2) Some extent228831.0
3) A small extent3394.6
4) Not at all530.7
5) Don't know96113.0
6) There is currently no leader here981.3
Missing1992 
TOTAL7385100.0
131) Which of the following is the best description of the style of leadership of your pastor, minister, or priest? (q57) (LEADSTYL)
TOTAL%
1) Leadership that tends to take charge102514.0
2) Leadership that inspires people to take action359749.1
3) Leadership that acts on goals that people here have been involved in setting151420.7
4) Leadership where the people start most things2924.0
5) There is currently no leader here1582.2
6) Don't know73810.1
Missing2053 
TOTAL7324100.0
132) Do you agree or disagree: 'God is directly involved in worldly affairs'? (q58) (GODINVLV)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree180524.4
2) Agree284338.4
3) Neutral or unsure194526.3
4) Disagree6158.3
5) Strongly disagree1622.2
6) I don't believe in God340.5
Missing1973 
TOTAL7404100.0
133) Do you agree or disagree: 'God is angered by human sin'? (q59) (GODANGER)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree118216.0
2) Agree268536.4
3) Neutral or unsure203327.6
4) Disagree109714.9
5) Strongly disagree3464.7
6) I don't believe in God360.5
Missing1998 
TOTAL7379100.0
134) Which of the following terms best describes your current stand on theological issues? (q60) (THEOLOGY)
TOTAL%
1) Very conservative3484.8
2) Conservative239232.7
3) Right in the middle241533.0
4) Liberal156121.4
5) Very liberal5948.1
Missing2067 
TOTAL7310100.0
135) Time_sta (TIME_STA)
136) Form_id (FORM_ID)
TOTAL%
1643) 144615.4
5441) 70.1
8451) 80.1
9636) 70.1
17504) 110.1
18830) 787784.0
20177) 50.1
29639) 30.0
38142) 80.1
61606) 50.1
TOTAL9377100.0
137) Congrega (CONGREGA)
138) Surveyyear year took survey (SRVYYEAR)
TOTAL%
2008) 776982.9
2009) 160817.1
TOTAL9377100.0
139) HHGender Gender for HH Calcs (HHGENDER)
TOTAL%
1) Female564864.7
2) Male308635.3
Missing643 
TOTAL8734100.0
140) HHSpouse Spouse Survey for HH Calcs (HHSPOUSE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes419844.8
2) No517955.2
TOTAL9377100.0
141) Year (YEAR)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL90301948.28518
142) Age (AGE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL896560.12418
143) Age Group (AGEGRP)
TOTAL%
1) 15-243924.4
2) 25-44127814.3
3) 45-64335737.4
4) 65 and older393843.9
Missing412 
TOTAL8965100.0
144) I-AGE: Age Group (for use with online analysis) (I-AGE)
TOTAL%
1) 15-243924.4
2) 25-44127814.3
3) 45-64335737.4
4) 65 and older393843.9
Missing412 
TOTAL8965100.0
145) I-EDUC: What is the highest educational level you have completed? (q31) (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-EDUC)
TOTAL%
1) Less than high school6327.0
2) High school graduate289231.9
3) Trade certificate/Associate degree140415.5
4) Bachelor's degree from a university or college224724.8
5) Master's, doctorate, or other graduate degree190321.0
Missing299 
TOTAL9078100.0
146) I-GENDER: Are you: (q29) (for use with online analysis) (I-GENDER)
TOTAL%
1) Female564864.7
2) Male308635.3
Missing643 
TOTAL8734100.0
147) I-INCOME: Which of the following describes your total annual household income before taxes? (q42) (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-INCOME)
TOTAL%
1) Less than $25,000168720.9
2) $25,000 to $49,999202425.0
3) $50,000 to $74,999168220.8
4) $75,000 to $99,999107913.3
5) $100,000 to $124,9996918.5
6) $125,000 or more92411.4
Missing1290 
TOTAL8087100.0
148) I-MARITAL: What is your present marital status? (Mark only one.)(q32) (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Never married91810.1
2) Married590565.0
3) Living in a committed relationship2552.8
4) Separated or divorced7588.3
5) Widowed125013.8
Missing291 
TOTAL9086100.0