U.S. Congregational Life Survey, Wave 2, 2008/2009, Church of God (Cleveland, TN) 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 time1943.4
2) Hardly ever or special occasions only761.3
3) Less than once a month731.3
4) Once a month591.0
5) Two or three times a month4267.4
6) Usually every week229039.8
7) More than once a week263845.8
Missing46 
TOTAL5756100.0
2) How long have you been going to worship services or activities at this congregation? (q2) (LNGATTND)
TOTAL%
1) Less than one year73212.7
2) One to two years78113.6
3) Three to five years108618.9
4) Six to 10 years96216.7
5) 11 to 20 years95016.5
6) More than 20 years103418.0
7) I am visiting from another congregation1342.3
8) I am visiting and do not regularly go anywhere else661.1
Missing57 
TOTAL5745100.0
3) Are you currently a member of this congregation? (q3) (CURRMEMB)
TOTAL%
1) Yes392968.6
2) No, but I'm in the process of becoming a member2253.9
3) No, but I regularly participate here103418.0
4) No5439.5
Missing71 
TOTAL5731100.0
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 checked318554.9
1) Checked261745.1
TOTAL5802100.0
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 checked368163.4
1) Checked212136.6
TOTAL5802100.0
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 checked356761.5
1) Checked223538.5
TOTAL5802100.0
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 checked553595.4
1) Checked2674.6
TOTAL5802100.0
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 checked418172.1
1) Checked162127.9
TOTAL5802100.0
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 checked419872.4
1) Checked160427.6
TOTAL5802100.0
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 checked433874.8
1) Checked146425.2
TOTAL5802100.0
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 checked551595.1
1) Checked2874.9
TOTAL5802100.0
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 checked289950.0
1) Checked290350.0
TOTAL5802100.0
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 checked541893.4
1) Checked3846.6
TOTAL5802100.0
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 checked535492.3
1) Checked4487.7
TOTAL5802100.0
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 checked498085.8
1) Checked82214.2
TOTAL5802100.0
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 checked504486.9
1) Checked75813.1
TOTAL5802100.0
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 checked477582.3
1) Checked102717.7
TOTAL5802100.0
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 checked485383.6
1) Checked94916.4
TOTAL5802100.0
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 checked498185.8
1) Checked82114.2
TOTAL5802100.0
20) Do you currently have any of the following roles here? (Mark all that apply.) None (q6h) (NOROLE)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked308053.1
1) Checked272246.9
TOTAL5802100.0
21) To what extent do the worship services or activities of this congregation help you with everyday living? (q7) (CONGHELP)
TOTAL%
1) A great extent453279.5
2) Some extent90315.8
3) A small extent1572.8
4) Not at all1081.9
Missing102 
TOTAL5700100.0
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 days354762.0
2) A few times a week105118.4
3) Once a week1753.1
4) Occasionally67311.8
5) Hardly ever2153.8
6) Never581.0
Missing83 
TOTAL5719100.0
23) Over the last year, how much have you grown in your faith? (Mark only one.) (q9) (GRWFAITH)
TOTAL%
1) No real growth1833.2
2) Some growth159528.3
3) Much growth, mainly through this congregation281349.9
4) Much growth, mainly through other groups or congregations3816.8
5) Much growth, mainly through my own private activities66611.8
Missing164 
TOTAL5638100.0
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 word390868.6
2) The Bible is the word of God, to be interpreted in the light of its historical context and the Church's teachings87615.4
3) Dynamic word of God58610.3
4) The Bible is the world of God, to be interpreted in the light of its historical context and the Church's teachings1793.1
5) The Bible is not the word of God, but contains God's word to us390.7
6) The Bible is not the word of God, but is a valuable book140.2
7) The Bible is an ancient book with little value today80.1
8) Don't know861.5
Missing106 
TOTAL5696100.0
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 agree4477.9
2) Agree67911.9
3) Neutral or unsure86115.1
4) Disagree149026.2
5) Strongly agree221538.9
Missing110 
TOTAL5692100.0
26) Do you agree or disagree: 'My spiritual needs are being met in this congregation or parish'? (q12) (NEEDSMET)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree280249.4
2) Agree222039.2
3) Neutral or unsure5018.8
4) Disagree991.7
5) Strongly disagree460.8
Missing134 
TOTAL5668100.0
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 applicable530.9
2) I do not talk about my faith; my life and actions are sufficient1813.2
3) I find it hard to talk about my faith in ordinary language4277.5
4) I mostly feel at ease talking about my faith and do so if it comes up267546.9
5) I feel at ease talking about my faith and seek opportunities to do so236741.5
Missing99 
TOTAL5703100.0
28) Have you ever had a conversion experience or a moment of decisive faith commitment? (q14) (CONVEXP)
TOTAL%
1) Yes403078.0
2) No3466.7
3) Not sure79015.3
Missing636 
TOTAL5166100.0
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 checked470781.1
1) Checked109518.9
TOTAL5802100.0
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 checked562797.0
1) Checked1753.0
TOTAL5802100.0
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 checked140724.3
1) Checked439575.7
TOTAL5802100.0
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 months414773.7
2) Yes, but I have not done so in the past 12 months114720.4
3) No, probably not961.7
4) No, definitely not290.5
5) Don't know2113.7
Missing172 
TOTAL5630100.0
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 checked348260.0
1) Checked232040.0
TOTAL5802100.0
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 checked422872.9
1) Checked157427.1
TOTAL5802100.0
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 checked436475.2
1) Checked143824.8
TOTAL5802100.0
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 checked308253.1
1) Checked272046.9
TOTAL5802100.0
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 checked203535.1
1) Checked376764.9
TOTAL5802100.0
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 checked274547.3
1) Checked305752.7
TOTAL5802100.0
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 checked500686.3
1) Checked79613.7
TOTAL5802100.0
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 checked515088.8
1) Checked65211.2
TOTAL5802100.0
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 checked549794.7
1) Checked3055.3
TOTAL5802100.0
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 checked532691.8
1) Checked4768.2
TOTAL5802100.0
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 checked527690.9
1) Checked5269.1
TOTAL5802100.0
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 satisfied252344.5
2) Satisfied172130.4
3) Mixed feelings72012.7
4) Dissatisfied1382.4
5) Very dissatisfied520.9
6) Not sure or not applicable5119.0
Missing137 
TOTAL5665100.0
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 activities5269.3
2) No, I have some friends in this congregation, but my closest friends are not involved here62111.0
3) Yes, I have some close friends here as well as other close friends who are not part of this congregation321056.7
4) Yes, most of my closest friends are part of this congregation130923.1
Missing136 
TOTAL5666100.0
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 direction4017.2
2) There are ideas but no clear vision, goals, or direction3947.1
3) Yes, and I am strongly committed to them320757.8
4) Yes, and I am partly committed to them107719.4
5) Yes, but I am not committed to them4698.5
Missing254 
TOTAL5548100.0
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-making119922.2
2) I have been given the opportunity and occasionally get involved in decision-making111420.6
3) I have been given the opportunity but don't usually get involved in decision-making129624.0
4) I have not been given an opportunity to be involved and this is fine with me149327.7
5) I have not been given an opportunity to be involved and I am not happy about this2945.4
Missing406 
TOTAL5396100.0
48) Do you have a strong sense of belonging to this congregation? (q22) (BELONGNG)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, a strong sense of belonging that is growing354462.9
2) Yes, a strong sense--about the same as last year83714.9
3) Yes, but perhaps not as strong as in the past4818.5
4) No, but I am new here2394.2
5) No, and I wish I did by now1652.9
6) No, but I am happy as I am1743.1
7) Not applicable1923.4
Missing170 
TOTAL5632100.0
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 checked371764.1
1) Checked208535.9
TOTAL5802100.0
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 checked246742.5
1) Checked333557.5
TOTAL5802100.0
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 checked476282.1
1) Checked104017.9
TOTAL5802100.0
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 checked459779.2
1) Checked120520.8
TOTAL5802100.0
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 checked575599.2
1) Checked470.8
TOTAL5802100.0
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 checked575199.1
1) Checked510.9
TOTAL5802100.0
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 checked578999.8
1) Checked130.2
TOTAL5802100.0
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 checked548994.6
1) Checked3135.4
TOTAL5802100.0
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 checked388466.9
1) Checked191833.1
TOTAL5802100.0
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 checked578099.6
1) Checked220.4
TOTAL5802100.0
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 checked565197.4
1) Checked1512.6
TOTAL5802100.0
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 agree351862.8
2) Agree152927.3
3) Neutral or unsure4267.6
4) Disagree861.5
5) Strongly disagree340.6
6) There is currently no leader here110.2
Missing198 
TOTAL5604100.0
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 checked517589.2
1) Checked62710.8
TOTAL5802100.0
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 checked357261.6
1) Checked223038.4
TOTAL5802100.0
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 checked475982.0
1) Checked104318.0
TOTAL5802100.0
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 checked442876.3
1) Checked137423.7
TOTAL5802100.0
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 checked497985.8
1) Checked82314.2
TOTAL5802100.0
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 checked518689.4
1) Checked61610.6
TOTAL5802100.0
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 checked344859.4
1) Checked235440.6
TOTAL5802100.0
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 checked448877.4
1) Checked131422.6
TOTAL5802100.0
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 checked426673.5
1) Checked153626.5
TOTAL5802100.0
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 checked465080.1
1) Checked115219.9
TOTAL5802100.0
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 checked493885.1
1) Checked86414.9
TOTAL5802100.0
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 checked571998.6
1) Checked831.4
TOTAL5802100.0
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 checked542593.5
1) Checked3776.5
TOTAL5802100.0
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 checked549994.8
1) Checked3035.2
TOTAL5802100.0
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 life72213.0
2) No, before coming here I had not been attending any congregation for several years86115.5
3) No, before coming here I had never regularly attended4438.0
4) Yes, immediately prior to coming here, I was participating in another congregation352963.5
Missing247 
TOTAL5555100.0
76) Before you started coming here, what type of congregation did you attend? (Mark only one.) (q27) (OTHRTYPE)
TOTAL%
1) Assemblies of God57310.7
2) Baptist111720.8
3) Catholic1853.5
4) Episcopal120.2
5) Lutheran420.8
6) Methodist2494.6
7) Nazarene280.5
8) Non-denominational4157.7
9) Pentecostal146727.4
10) Presbyterian591.1
11) Seventh-day Adventist130.2
12) United Church of Christ400.7
13) Other5099.5
14) I did not attend another congregation before coming here65212.2
Missing441 
TOTAL5361100.0
77) In what year were you born? 19__(q28) (YEARBRN)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL580263.39519
78) Are you: (q29) (GENDER)
TOTAL%
1) Female321659.6
2) Male217940.4
Missing407 
TOTAL5395100.0
79) What is your employment status? (Mark all that apply.) Employed or self-employed full-time (q30a) (FULLTIME)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked309453.3
1) Checked270846.7
TOTAL5802100.0
80) What is your employment status? (Mark all that apply.) Employed or self-employed part-time (q30b) (PARTTIME)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked516389.0
1) Checked63911.0
TOTAL5802100.0
81) What is your employment status? (Mark all that apply.) Unemployed (q30c) (UNEMPLYD)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked535992.4
1) Checked4437.6
TOTAL5802100.0
82) What is your employment status? (Mark all that apply.) Retired (q30d) (RETIRED)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked481383.0
1) Checked98917.0
TOTAL5802100.0
83) What is your employment status? (Mark all that apply.) Full-time homemaker (q30e) (HOMEMAKR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked536592.5
1) Checked4377.5
TOTAL5802100.0
84) What is your employment status? (Mark all that apply.) Student (q30f) (STUDENT)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked519589.5
1) Checked60710.5
TOTAL5802100.0
85) What is your employment status? (Mark all that apply.) Other (q30g) (OTHEREMP)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked555195.7
1) Checked2514.3
TOTAL5802100.0
86) What is the highest educational level you have completed? (q31) (EDUC)
TOTAL%
1) No formal schooling430.8
2) Primary school through eighth grade (K-8)3426.1
3) Some high school84715.0
4) Completed high school253545.0
5) Trade certificate5429.6
6) Associate degree56110.0
7) Bachelor's degree from a university or college5549.8
8) Master's, doctorate, or other graduate degree2093.7
Missing169 
TOTAL5633100.0
87) What is your present marital status? (Mark only one.)(q32) (MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Never married101918.1
2) In first marriage249344.2
3) Remarried after divorce93516.6
4) Remarried after death of spouse1262.2
5) Living in a committed relationship1452.6
6) Separated1081.9
7) Divorced4457.9
8) Widowed3676.5
Missing164 
TOTAL5638100.0
88) Do you have a spouse or partner who is also completing a survey here? (q33) (SPOUSSUR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes279251.3
2) No264948.7
Missing361 
TOTAL5441100.0
89) What is your race or origin? (Mark all that apply.) Asian or Pacific Islander (q34a) (ASIAN)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked575499.2
1) Checked480.8
TOTAL5802100.0
90) What is your race or origin? (Mark all that apply.) Black or African American (q34b) (BLACK)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked505787.2
1) Checked74512.8
TOTAL5802100.0
91) What is your race or origin? (Mark all that apply.) Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish origin (q34c) (HISPANIC)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked550094.8
1) Checked3025.2
TOTAL5802100.0
92) What is your race or origin? (Mark all that apply.) Indian (American) or Alaska Native (q34d) (NATAMER)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked566797.7
1) Checked1352.3
TOTAL5802100.0
93) What is your race or origin? (Mark all that apply.) White or Caucasian (q34e) (WHITE)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked130122.4
1) Checked450177.6
TOTAL5802100.0
94) What is your race or origin? (Mark all that apply.) Some other race (q34f) (OTHRRACE)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked569698.2
1) Checked1061.8
TOTAL5802100.0
95) Where were you born? (q35) (WHEREBRN)
TOTAL%
1) In the United States509190.2
2) In another English-speaking country3396.0
3) In a non-English-speaking country2123.8
Missing160 
TOTAL5642100.0
96) Where were your parents born? (q36) (PARBORN)
TOTAL%
1) Both born in the United States488186.2
2) Only father born in the United States701.2
3) Only mother born in the United States731.3
4) Both father and mother born in another country63811.3
Missing140 
TOTAL5662100.0
97) Where did you live when you were five years old? (q37) (WHERE5)
TOTAL%
1) In the United States503391.0
2) In another country5009.0
Missing269 
TOTAL5533100.0
98) When you were 5 years old, was English your primary language? (q38) (ENGLISH)
TOTAL%
1) Yes523595.0
2) No2755.0
Missing292 
TOTAL5510100.0
99) Which statement best describes the people who currently live in your household? (q39) (HHOLD)
TOTAL%
1) I live alone62311.2
2) A couple without children147426.4
3) One adult with child/children4157.4
4) Two or more adults with child/children241543.3
5) Some adults living in the same household65411.7
Missing221 
TOTAL5581100.0
100) About how much do you give financially to this congregation? (q41) (GIVECONG)
TOTAL%
1) I give 10 percent or more of net income regularly344162.0
2) I give about 5 percent to 9 percent of net income regularly60410.9
3) I give less than 5 percent of net income regularly3376.1
4) I give a small amount whenever I am here78314.1
5) I do not contribute financially here3826.9
Missing255 
TOTAL5547100.0
101) Which of the following describes your total annual household income before taxes? (q42) (HHINC)
TOTAL%
1) Less than $10,00070813.6
2) $10,000 to $24,999100819.3
3) $25,000 to $49,999148728.5
4) $50,000 to $74,999107220.5
5) $75,000 to $99,9995059.7
6) $100,000 to $124,9992605.0
7) $125,000 to $149,999631.2
8) $150,000 or more1142.2
Missing585 
TOTAL5217100.0
102) How many people in your household (including you) are: Less than six years old (q43a) (HHLESS6)
TOTAL%
0) 486783.9
1) 65511.3
2) 2073.6
3) 550.9
4) 120.2
5) 30.1
6) 10.0
7) 10.0
8) 10.0
TOTAL5802100.0
103) How many people in your household (including you) are: six to 12 years old (q43b) (HH6TO12)
TOTAL%
0) 453278.1
1) 86414.9
2) 3345.8
3) 540.9
4) 110.2
5) 30.1
7) 20.0
8) 20.0
TOTAL5802100.0
104) How many people in your household (including you) are: 13 to 18 years old (q43c) (HH13TO18)
TOTAL%
0) 433674.7
1) 95816.5
2) 4167.2
3) 751.3
4) 80.1
5) 20.0
6) 30.1
7) 30.1
8) 10.0
TOTAL5802100.0
105) How many people in your household (including you) are: 19 to 24 years old (q43d) (HH19TO24)
TOTAL%
0) 468580.7
1) 77313.3
2) 2885.0
3) 310.5
4) 150.3
5) 50.1
6) 10.0
7) 10.0
8) 20.0
9) 10.0
TOTAL5802100.0
106) How many people in your household (including you) are: 25 years old or older (q43e) (HH25OLDR)
TOTAL%
0) 79213.7
1) 118520.4
2) 314354.2
3) 4718.1
4) 1692.9
5) 290.5
6) 40.1
7) 20.0
8) 20.0
9) 50.1
TOTAL5802100.0
107) How many people in your household (including you) participate here: Less than six years old (q44a) (PRTLESS6)
TOTAL%
0) 494685.2
1) 60710.5
2) 1923.3
3) 420.7
4) 80.1
5) 50.1
6) 20.0
TOTAL5802100.0
108) How many people in your household (including you) participate here: six to 12 years old (q44b) (PRT6TO12)
TOTAL%
0) 464780.1
1) 79413.7
2) 2905.0
3) 550.9
4) 100.2
5) 30.1
6) 10.0
7) 10.0
9) 10.0
TOTAL5802100.0
109) How many people in your household (including you) participate here: 13 to 18 years old (q44c) (PR13TO18)
TOTAL%
0) 451277.8
1) 88515.3
2) 3395.8
3) 561.0
4) 60.1
6) 20.0
7) 10.0
8) 10.0
TOTAL5802100.0
110) How many people in your household (including you) participate here: 19 to 24 years old (q44d) (PR19TO24)
TOTAL%
0) 491484.7
1) 63410.9
2) 2183.8
3) 160.3
4) 100.2
5) 30.1
6) 20.0
7) 20.0
8) 20.0
9) 10.0
TOTAL5802100.0
111) How many people in your household (including you) participate here: 25 years old or older (q44e) (PR25OLDR)
TOTAL%
0) 111619.2
1) 151026.0
2) 281848.6
3) 2574.4
4) 761.3
5) 120.2
6) 40.1
7) 30.1
8) 50.1
9) 10.0
TOTAL5802100.0
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) 125623.3
1) 79814.8
2) 151428.1
3) 92017.1
4) 4568.5
5) 2354.4
6) 1082.0
7) 551.0
8) 300.6
9) 120.2
10) 40.1
11) 30.1
12) 20.0
Missing409 
TOTAL5393100.0
113) How many of your children of any age live at home with you? Please write the number: (q46) (CHLDHOME)
TOTAL%
0) 282853.3
1) 111721.0
2) 81515.4
3) 3556.7
4) 1142.1
5) 460.9
6) 190.4
7) 30.1
8) 70.1
9) 10.0
10) 20.0
11) 10.0
12) 10.0
Missing493 
TOTAL5309100.0
114) How long does it usually take you to get there? (q47) (HOWLONG)
TOTAL%
1) One to five minutes111219.7
2) Six to 10 minutes149326.4
3) 11 to 15 minutes121621.5
4) 16 to 20 minutes88215.6
5) 21 to 30 minutes65611.6
6) More than 30 minutes2905.1
Missing153 
TOTAL5649100.0
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 more215438.8
2) About the same participation218239.3
3) Participate less67612.2
4) Not applicable (been coming less than two years)5389.7
Missing252 
TOTAL5550100.0
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 extent260046.9
2) Yes, to some extent151927.4
3) Yes, to a small extent61111.0
4) Not at all4157.5
5) Don't know4047.3
Missing253 
TOTAL5549100.0
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) Always305756.0
2) Usually183733.7
3) Sometimes4979.1
4) Rarely671.2
Missing344 
TOTAL5458100.0
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) Always246448.8
2) Usually196839.0
3) Sometimes53810.7
4) Rarely791.6
Missing753 
TOTAL5049100.0
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) Always661.4
2) Usually1393.0
3) Sometimes98221.1
4) Rarely347374.5
Missing1142 
TOTAL4660100.0
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) Always52311.6
2) Usually104423.2
3) Sometimes182040.5
4) Rarely110824.6
Missing1307 
TOTAL4495100.0
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) Always246748.9
2) Usually194638.6
3) Sometimes50810.1
4) Rarely1202.4
Missing761 
TOTAL5041100.0
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) Always631.4
2) Usually1493.2
3) Sometimes97321.1
4) Rarely341974.3
Missing1198 
TOTAL4604100.0
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) Always69715.5
2) Usually126928.2
3) Sometimes183140.7
4) Rarely70415.6
Missing1301 
TOTAL4501100.0
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) Always141129.7
2) Usually198841.9
3) Sometimes97420.5
4) Rarely3767.9
Missing1053 
TOTAL4749100.0
125) Do you agree or disagree: 'Only followers of Jesus Christ can be saved'? (q51) (ONLYJC)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree347262.4
2) Agree74013.3
3) Neutral or unsure2965.3
4) Disagree57510.3
5) Strongly disagree4778.6
Missing242 
TOTAL5560100.0
126) Do you agree or disagree: 'I have a sense of excitement about our congregation's future'? (q52) (EXCITE)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree304455.1
2) Agree181832.9
3) Neutral or unsure59210.7
4) Disagree490.9
5) Strongly disagree230.4
Missing276 
TOTAL5526100.0
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 of277250.0
2) Some minor conflict148726.8
3) Major conflict1432.6
4) Major conflict, with leaders or people leaving1863.4
5) Don't know95817.3
Missing256 
TOTAL5546100.0
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 past3636.6
2) We are faithfully maintaining past directions63111.5
3) We are currently deciding on new directions84515.4
4) We are currently moving in new directions227941.4
5) We need to rethink where we are heading2224.0
6) Our future is very unclear or doubtful641.2
7) Don't know109619.9
Missing302 
TOTAL5500100.0
129) Do you agree or disagree: 'This congregation is always ready to try something new'? (q55) (TRYNEW)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree133324.1
2) Agree239643.3
3) Neutral or unsure143125.9
4) Disagree3025.5
5) Strongly disagree671.2
Missing273 
TOTAL5529100.0
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 extent310556.1
2) Some extent142125.7
3) A small extent2143.9
4) Not at all571.0
5) Don't know73613.3
6) There is currently no leader here50.1
Missing264 
TOTAL5538100.0
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 charge150627.3
2) Leadership that inspires people to take action303455.1
3) Leadership that acts on goals that people here have been involved in setting4458.1
4) Leadership where the people start most things741.3
5) There is currently no leader here180.3
6) Don't know4327.8
Missing293 
TOTAL5509100.0
132) Do you agree or disagree: 'God is directly involved in worldly affairs'? (q58) (GODINVLV)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree341461.9
2) Agree126523.0
3) Neutral or unsure4347.9
4) Disagree2324.2
5) Strongly disagree1512.7
6) I don't believe in God150.3
Missing291 
TOTAL5511100.0
133) Do you agree or disagree: 'God is angered by human sin'? (q59) (GODANGER)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree354163.9
2) Agree134224.2
3) Neutral or unsure3536.4
4) Disagree2133.8
5) Strongly disagree821.5
6) I don't believe in God100.2
Missing261 
TOTAL5541100.0
134) Which of the following terms best describes your current stand on theological issues? (q60) (THEOLOGY)
TOTAL%
1) Very conservative169431.8
2) Conservative233843.9
3) Right in the middle102219.2
4) Liberal2043.8
5) Very liberal661.2
Missing478 
TOTAL5324100.0
135) Time_sta (TIME_STA)
136) Form_id (FORM_ID)
TOTAL%
23108) 569998.2
58275) 1031.8
TOTAL5802100.0
137) Congrega (CONGREGA)
138) Survey year; year took survey (SRVYYEAR)
TOTAL%
2008) 278648.0
2009) 301652.0
TOTAL5802100.0
139) HHGender Gender for HH Calcs (HHGENDER)
TOTAL%
1) Female321659.6
2) Male217940.4
Missing407 
TOTAL5395100.0
140) HH Spouse Spouse Survey for HH Calcs (HHSPOUSE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes279248.1
2) No301051.9
TOTAL5802100.0
141) Year (YEAR)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL56101962.17618
142) Age (AGE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL555246.56218
143) Age group (AGEGRP)
TOTAL%
1) 15-2478414.1
2) 25-44171330.9
3) 45-65210738.0
4) 65 and older94817.1
Missing250 
TOTAL5552100.0
144) I-AGE: Age group (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-AGE)
TOTAL%
1) Less than 2578414.1
2) 25-44171330.9
3) 45-65210738.0
4) 65+94817.1
Missing250 
TOTAL5552100.0
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 school123221.9
2) High school graduate253545.0
3) Trade certificate/Associate degree110319.6
4) Bachelor's degree from a university or college5549.8
5) Master's, doctorate, or other graduate degree2093.7
Missing169 
TOTAL5633100.0
146) I-MARITAL: What is your present marital status? (Mark only one.)(q32) (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Never married101918.1
2) Married355463.0
3) Living in a committed relationship1452.6
4) Separated/divorced5539.8
5) Widowed3676.5
Missing164 
TOTAL5638100.0
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 $10,00070813.6
2) $10,000 to $24,999100819.3
3) $25,000 to $49,999148728.5
4) $50,000 to $74,999107220.5
5) $75,000 to $99,9995059.7
6) $100,000 or more4378.4
Missing585 
TOTAL5217100.0
148) I-GENDER: Are you: (q29) (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-GENDER)
TOTAL%
1) Female321659.6
2) Male217940.4
Missing407 
TOTAL5395100.0