U.S. Congregational Life Survey, Wave 2, 2008/2009, United Methodist Church 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 time1521.8
2) Hardly ever or special occasions only1742.0
3) Less than once a month1031.2
4) Once a month1812.1
5) Two or three times a month109912.9
6) Usually every week592669.4
7) More than once a week90710.6
Missing80 
TOTAL8542100.0
2) How long have you been going to worship services or activities at this congregation? (Q2) (LNGATTND)
TOTAL%
1) Less than 1 year6287.3
2) 1-2 years7468.7
3) 3-5 years107112.5
4) 6-10 years107412.6
5) 11-20 years135415.8
6) More than 20 years344340.3
7) I am visiting from another congregation1672.0
8) I am visiting and do not regularly go anywhere else660.8
Missing73 
TOTAL8549100.0
3) Are you currently a member of this congregation?(Q3) (CURRMEMB)
TOTAL%
1) Yes677379.9
2) No, but I'm in the process of becoming a member1892.2
3) No, but I regularly participate here98611.6
4) No5346.3
Missing140 
TOTAL8482100.0
4) Are you regularly involved in any group activities here? (Mark all that apply.) (Q4a) Yes, in Sunday school, church school, or Sabbath school. (SUNSCHL)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked549063.7
1) Checked313236.3
TOTAL8622100.0
5) Are you regularly involved in any group activities here? (Mark all that apply.) (Q4b) Yes, in prayer, discussion, or Bible study groups. (PRAYGRP)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked616171.5
1) Checked246128.5
TOTAL8622100.0
6) Are you regularly involved in any group activities here? (Mark all that apply.) (Q4c) Yes, in fellowships, clubs, or other social groups. (SOCLGRP)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked520460.4
1) Checked341839.6
TOTAL8622100.0
7) Are you regularly involved in any group activities here? (Mark all that apply.) (Q4d) No, we have no group activities. (NOGRP)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked828296.1
1) Checked3403.9
TOTAL8622100.0
8) Are you regularly involved in any group activities here? (Mark all that apply.) (Q4e) No, I am not regularly involved in group activities. (NOREGGRP)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked602169.8
1) Checked260130.2
TOTAL8622100.0
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.) (Q5a) Yes, in evangelism or outreach activities. (EVANACT)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked672578.0
1) Checked189722.0
TOTAL8622100.0
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.) (Q5b) Yes, in community service, social justice, or advocacy activities of this congregation. (COMMSERV)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked570366.1
1) Checked291933.9
TOTAL8622100.0
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.) (Q5c) No, we don't have such activities. (NOACTV)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked833296.6
1) Checked2903.4
TOTAL8622100.0
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.) (Q5d) No, I am not regularly involved. (NOREGACT)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked459053.2
1) Checked403246.8
TOTAL8622100.0
13) Do you currently have any of the following roles here? (Mark all that apply.) (Q6a) Member of the governing board. (BOARDMEM)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked718083.3
1) Checked144216.7
TOTAL8622100.0
14) Do you currently have any of the following roles here? (Mark all that apply.) (Q6b) Member of a congregational committee or task force. (COMMTTEE)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked665177.1
1) Checked197122.9
TOTAL8622100.0
15) Do you currently have any of the following roles here? (Mark all that apply.) (Q6c) Leading or assisting in worship. (LEDWRSHP)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked744386.3
1) Checked117913.7
TOTAL8622100.0
16) Do you currently have any of the following roles here? (Mark all that apply.) (Q6d) Officer or leader of men's, women's, youth, or other group. (LEADGRP)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked763988.6
1) Checked98311.4
TOTAL8622100.0
17) Do you currently have any of the following roles here? (Mark all that apply.) (Q6e) Choir member, musician, or choir director. (CHOIRMEM)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked716383.1
1) Checked145916.9
TOTAL8622100.0
18) Do you currently have any of the following roles here? (Mark all that apply.) (Q6f) Sunday school, church school, or Sabbath school teacher. (RELEDTCH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked752087.2
1) Checked110212.8
TOTAL8622100.0
19) Do you currently have any of the following roles here? (Mark all that apply.) (Q6g) Other role not listed here. (OTHRROLE)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked759688.1
1) Checked102611.9
TOTAL8622100.0
20) Do you currently have any of the following roles here? (Mark all that apply.) (Q6h) None (NOROLE)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked530561.5
1) Checked331738.5
TOTAL8622100.0
21) To what extent do the worship services or activities of this congregation help you with everyday living? (Q7) (CONGHELP)
TOTAL%
1) A great extent534563.2
2) Some extent247929.3
3) A small extent4415.2
4) Not at all1882.2
Missing169 
TOTAL8453100.0
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 days428650.4
2) A few times a week176620.8
3) Once a week3664.3
4) Occasionally145017.0
5) Hardly ever5286.2
6) Never1141.3
Missing112 
TOTAL8510100.0
23) Over the last year, how much have you grown in your faith? (Mark only one.) (Q9) (GRWFAITH)
TOTAL%
1) No real growth4485.3
2) Some growth358642.8
3) Much growth, mainly through this congregation305236.4
4) Much growth, mainly through other groups or congregations5726.8
5) Much growth, mainly through my own private activities7168.6
Missing248 
TOTAL8374100.0
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 word263231.1
2) The Bible is the word of God, to be interpreted in the light of its historical context and the Church's teachings378244.8
3) The Bible is the word of God, to be interpreted in the light of its historical context and cultural context145017.2
4) The Bible is not the word of God, but contains God's word to us3424.0
5) The Bible is not the word of God, but is a valuable book570.7
6) The Bible is an ancient book with little value today120.1
7) Don't know1762.1
Missing171 
TOTAL8451100.0
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 agree112213.3
2) Agree304536.0
3) Neutral or unsure183921.8
4) Disagree155018.3
5) Strongly agree89410.6
Missing172 
TOTAL8450100.0
26) Do you agree or disagree: 'My spiritual needs are being met in this congregation or parish'? (Q12) (NEEDSMET)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree272032.3
2) Agree443652.6
3) Neutral or unsure100411.9
4) Disagree2172.6
5) Strongly agree510.6
Missing194 
TOTAL8428100.0
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 applicable680.8
2) I do not talk about my faith; my life and actions are sufficient84310.0
3) I find it hard to talk about my faith in ordinary language131015.5
4) I mostly feel at ease talking about my faith and do so if it comes up477056.6
5) I feel at ease talking about my faith and seek opportunities to do so143417.0
Missing197 
TOTAL8425100.0
28) Have you ever had a conversion experience or a moment of decisive faith commitment? (Q14) (CONVEXP)
TOTAL%
1) Yes448756.1
2) No166420.8
3) Not sure184523.1
Missing626 
TOTAL7996100.0
29) Are you involved in any community service, social service, or advocacy groups not connected to this congregation? (Mark all that apply.) (Q15a) Yes, social service or charity groups. (OTHSERV)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked527061.1
1) Checked335238.9
TOTAL8622100.0
30) Are you involved in any community service, social service, or advocacy groups not connected to this congregation? (Mark all that apply.) (Q15b) Yes, advocacy, justice, or lobbying groups. (OTHADVO)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked808793.8
1) Checked5356.2
TOTAL8622100.0
31) Are you involved in any community service, social service, or advocacy groups not connected to this congregation? (Mark all that apply.) (Q15c) No, I'm not involved with such groups. (NOINVOTH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked392845.6
1) Checked469454.4
TOTAL8622100.0
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 months415350.1
2) Yes, but I have not done so in the past 12 months318638.4
3) No, probably not5146.2
4) No, definitely not510.6
5) Don't know3924.7
Missing326 
TOTAL8296100.0
33) In the past 12 months, have you done any of the following? (Mark all that apply.) (Q17a) Loaned money to someone outside your family. (LOANED)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked639074.1
1) Checked223225.9
TOTAL8622100.0
34) In the past 12 months, have you done any of the following? (Mark all that apply.) (Q17b) Cared for someone outside your family who was very sick. (CARED)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked675378.3
1) Checked186921.7
TOTAL8622100.0
35) In the past 12 months, have you done any of the following? (Mark all that apply.) (Q17c) Helped someone outside your family find a job. (FINDJOB)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked708382.2
1) Checked153917.8
TOTAL8622100.0
36) In the past 12 months, have you done any of the following? (Mark all that apply.) (Q17d) Donated or prepared food for someone outside your family or congregation. (PREPFOOD)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked381844.3
1) Checked480455.7
TOTAL8622100.0
37) In the past 12 months, have you done any of the following? (Mark all that apply.) (Q17e) Will vote or did vote in the 2008 presidential election. (VOTED08)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked181621.1
1) Checked680678.9
TOTAL8622100.0
38) In the past 12 months, have you done any of the following? (Mark all that apply.) (Q17f) Donated money to a charitable organization (other than this congregation). (DONATED)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked238127.6
1) Checked624172.4
TOTAL8622100.0
39) In the past 12 months, have you done any of the following? (Mark all that apply.) (Q17g) Worked with others to try to solve a community problem. (WORKSOLV)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked676778.5
1) Checked185521.5
TOTAL8622100.0
40) In the past 12 months, have you done any of the following? (Mark all that apply.) (Q17h) Contacted an elected official about a public issue. (CONTACT)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked705281.8
1) Checked157018.2
TOTAL8622100.0
41) In the past 12 months, have you done any of the following? (Mark all that apply.) (Q17i) Contributed money to a political party or candidate. (CONTRIB)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked745986.5
1) Checked116313.5
TOTAL8622100.0
42) In the past 12 months, have you done any of the following? (Mark all that apply.) (Q17j) Spoke at a decision-making meeting of this congregation. (SPOKEMTG)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked725384.1
1) Checked136915.9
TOTAL8622100.0
43) In the past 12 months, have you done any of the following? (Mark all that apply.) (Q17k) Went on a mission or service trip. (MISSION)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked780990.6
1) Checked8139.4
TOTAL8622100.0
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 satisfied208925.1
2) Satisfied308037.0
3) Mixed feelings150818.1
4) Dissatisfied3944.7
5) Very dissatisfied1411.7
6) Not sure or not applicable110313.3
Missing307 
TOTAL8315100.0
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 activities6117.3
2) No, I have some friends in this congregation, but my closest friends are not involved here116813.9
3) Yes, I have some close friends here as well as other close friends who are not part of this congregation533963.7
4) Yes, most of my closest friends are part of this congregation126315.1
Missing241 
TOTAL8381100.0
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 direction7198.9
2) There are ideas but no clear vision, goals, or direction120014.9
3) Yes, and I am strongly committed to them301637.4
4) Yes, and I am partly committed to them250731.1
5) Yes, but I am not committed to them6167.6
Missing564 
TOTAL8058100.0
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-making183723.1
2) I have been given the opportunity and occasionally get involved in decision-making215427.1
3) I have been given the opportunity but don't usually get involved in decision-making226228.4
4) I have not been given an opportunity to be involved and this is fine with me145618.3
5) I have not been given an opportunity to be involved and I am not happy about this2473.1
Missing666 
TOTAL7956100.0
48) Do you have a strong sense of belonging to this congregation? (Q22) (BELONGNG)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, a strong sense of belonging that is growing410049.5
2) Yes, a strong sense -- about the same as last year239928.9
3) Yes, but perhaps not as strong as in the past7979.6
4) No, but I am new here3203.9
5) No, and I wish I did by now1511.8
6) No, but I am happy as I am2753.3
7) Not applicable2473.0
Missing333 
TOTAL8289100.0
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.) (Q23a) Traditional hymns. (TRADHYMN)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked268731.2
1) Checked593568.8
TOTAL8622100.0
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.) (Q23b) Praise music or choruses. (PRAISMUS)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked564465.5
1) Checked297834.5
TOTAL8622100.0
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.) (Q23c) Contemporary hymns. (CONTHYMN)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked687679.7
1) Checked174620.3
TOTAL8622100.0
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.) (Q23d) Other contemporary music or songs (not hymns). (OTHCNTMP)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked758387.9
1) Checked103912.1
TOTAL8622100.0
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.) (Q23e) Sung responsorial psalms. (PSALMS)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked849498.5
1) Checked1281.5
TOTAL8622100.0
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.) (Q23f) Classical music or chorales. (CLASSMUS)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked805393.4
1) Checked5696.6
TOTAL8622100.0
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.) (Q23g) Contemplative chants (Taize, Iona). (CHANTS)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked857999.5
1) Checked430.5
TOTAL8622100.0
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.) (Q23h) Music or songs from a variety of cultures. (MULTICUL)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked814494.5
1) Checked4785.5
TOTAL8622100.0
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.) (Q23i) Gospel music. (GOSPEL)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked670777.8
1) Checked191522.2
TOTAL8622100.0
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.) (Q23j) No music or songs. (NOMUSIC)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked859499.7
1) Checked280.3
TOTAL8622100.0
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.) (Q23k) Don't know. (DKMUSIC)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked844597.9
1) Checked1772.1
TOTAL8622100.0
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 agree408349.2
2) Agree299436.1
3) Neutral or unsure87610.6
4) Disagree2382.9
5) Strongly disagree991.2
6) There is currently no leader here60.1
Missing326 
TOTAL8296100.0
61) Which of the following aspects of this congregation do you personally most value? (Mark up to three.) (Q25a) Wider community care or social justice emphasis. (SOCJUST)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked722983.8
1) Checked139316.2
TOTAL8622100.0
62) Which of the following aspects of this congregation do you personally most value? (Mark up to three.) (Q25b) Reaching those who do not attend church. (REACH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked714482.9
1) Checked147817.1
TOTAL8622100.0
63) Which of the following aspects of this congregation do you personally most value? (Mark up to three.) (Q25c) Traditional style of worship or music. (TRADSTYL)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked535062.1
1) Checked327237.9
TOTAL8622100.0
64) Which of the following aspects of this congregation do you personally most value? (Mark up to three.) (Q25d) Contemporary style of worship or music. (CONTSTYL)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked726484.2
1) Checked135815.8
TOTAL8622100.0
65) Which of the following aspects of this congregation do you personally most value? (Mark up to three.) (Q25e) Sharing in Holy Communion, Eucharist, or the Lord's Supper. (SHARCOMM)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked572966.4
1) Checked289333.6
TOTAL8622100.0
66) Which of the following aspects of this congregation do you personally most value? (Mark up to three.) (Q25f) Social activities or meeting new people. (SOCLACT)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked751587.2
1) Checked110712.8
TOTAL8622100.0
67) Which of the following aspects of this congregation do you personally most value? (Mark up to three.) (Q25g) Sermons, preaching, or homilies. (SERMONS)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked570766.2
1) Checked291533.8
TOTAL8622100.0
68) Which of the following aspects of this congregation do you personally most value? (Mark up to three.) (Q25h) Bible study or prayer groups, other discussion groups. (BIBLSTDY)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked701081.3
1) Checked161218.7
TOTAL8622100.0
69) Which of the following aspects of this congregation do you personally most value? (Mark up to three.) (Q25i) Ministry for children or youth. (KIDMNSTR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked688879.9
1) Checked173420.1
TOTAL8622100.0
70) Which of the following aspects of this congregation do you personally most value? (Mark up to three.) (Q25j) Prayer ministry for one another. (PRAYMNST)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked741786.0
1) Checked120514.0
TOTAL8622100.0
71) Which of the following aspects of this congregation do you personally most value? (Mark up to three.) (Q25k) Practical care for one another in times of need. (CAREOTHR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked703381.6
1) Checked158918.4
TOTAL8622100.0
72) Which of the following aspects of this congregation do you personally most value? (Mark up to three.) (Q25l) The congregation's school or preschool. (CONGSCHL)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked848398.4
1) Checked1391.6
TOTAL8622100.0
73) Which of the following aspects of this congregation do you personally most value? (Mark up to three.) (Q25m) Openness to social diversity. (DIVERSTY)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked794292.1
1) Checked6807.9
TOTAL8622100.0
74) Which of the following aspects of this congregation do you personally most value? (Mark up to three.) (Q25n) Adult church-school or Sabbath-school classes. (ADLTSCHL)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked805293.4
1) Checked5706.6
TOTAL8622100.0
75) Before you started coming to this congregation, were you participating in another congregation? (Q26) (PARTOTHR)
TOTAL%
1) No, I've come here for most or all of my life164220.1
2) No, before coming here I had not been attending any congregation for several years130416.0
3) No, before coming here I had never regularly attended4966.1
4) Yes, immediately prior to coming here, I was participating in another congregation471557.8
Missing465 
TOTAL8157100.0
76) Before you started coming here, what type of congregation did you attend? (Mark only one.) (Q27) (OTHRTYPE)
TOTAL%
1) Assembly of God680.9
2) Baptist82410.6
3) Catholic4615.9
4) Episcopal1041.3
5) Lutheran3875.0
6) Methodist351045.0
7) Nazarene500.6
8) Non-denominational2493.2
9) Pentecostal751.0
10) Presbyterian4305.5
11) Seventh-day Adventist100.1
12) United Church of Christ1972.5
13) Other3394.3
14) I did not attend another congregation before coming here109814.1
Missing820 
TOTAL7802100.0
77) In what year were you born? 19__ (Q28) (YEARBRN)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL828352.47920
78) Are you: (Q29) (GENDER)
TOTAL%
1) Female499462.6
2) Male298437.4
Missing644 
TOTAL7978100.0
79) What is your employment status? (Mark all that apply.) (Q30a) Employed or self-employed full-time. (FULLTIME)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked539062.5
1) Checked323237.5
TOTAL8622100.0
80) What is your employment status? (Mark all that apply.) (Q30b) Employed or self-employed part-time. (PARTTIME)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked769589.2
1) Checked92710.8
TOTAL8622100.0
81) What is your employment status? (Mark all that apply.) (Q30c) Unemployed. (UNEMPLYD)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked831996.5
1) Checked3033.5
TOTAL8622100.0
82) What is your employment status? (Mark all that apply.) (Q30d) Retired. (RETIRED)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked559764.9
1) Checked302535.1
TOTAL8622100.0
83) What is your employment status? (Mark all that apply.) (Q30e) Full-time homemaker. (HOMEMAKR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked814194.4
1) Checked4815.6
TOTAL8622100.0
84) What is your employment status? (Mark all that apply.) (Q30f) Student. (STUDENT)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked798792.6
1) Checked6357.4
TOTAL8622100.0
85) What is your employment status? (Mark all that apply.) (Q30g) Other. (OTHEREMP)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked837697.1
1) Checked2462.9
TOTAL8622100.0
86) What is the highest educational level you have completed? (Q31) (EDUC)
TOTAL%
1) No formal schooling150.2
2) Primary school through 8th grade (K-8)1571.9
3) Some high school4986.0
4) Completed high school305136.7
5) Trade certificate5556.7
6) Associate degree86110.4
7) Bachelor's degree from a university or college190422.9
8) Master's, doctorate, or other graduate degree127215.3
Missing309 
TOTAL8313100.0
87) What is your present marital status? (Mark only one.) (Q32) (MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Never married104512.6
2) In first marriage432352.0
3) Remarried after divorce100112.0
4) Remarried after death of spouse2112.5
5) Living in a committed relationship2042.5
6) Separated770.9
7) Divorced4815.8
8) Widowed97311.7
Missing307 
TOTAL8315100.0
88) Do you have a spouse or partner who also is completing a survey here? (Q33) (SPOUSSUR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes416351.7
2) No389148.3
Missing568 
TOTAL8054100.0
89) What is your race or origin? (Mark all that apply.) (Q34a) Asian or Pacific Islander. (ASIAN)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked837897.2
1) Checked2442.8
TOTAL8622100.0
90) What is your race or origin? (Mark all that apply.) (Q34b) Black or African American. (BLACK)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked829196.2
1) Checked3313.8
TOTAL8622100.0
91) What is your race or origin? (Mark all that apply.) (Q34c) Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish origin. (HISPANIC)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked850798.7
1) Checked1151.3
TOTAL8622100.0
92) What is your race or origin? (Mark all that apply.) (Q34d) Indian (American) or Alaska Native. (NATAMER)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked850098.6
1) Checked1221.4
TOTAL8622100.0
93) What is your race or origin? (Mark all that apply.) (Q34e) White or Caucasian. (WHITE)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked105312.2
1) Checked756987.8
TOTAL8622100.0
94) What is your race or origin? (Mark all that apply.) (Q34f) Some other race. (OTHRRACE)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked849598.5
1) Checked1271.5
TOTAL8622100.0
95) Where were you born? (Q35) (WHEREBRN)
TOTAL%
1) In the United States801696.1
2) In another English-speaking country1672.0
3) In a non-English-speaking country1611.9
Missing278 
TOTAL8344100.0
96) Where were your parents born? (Q36) (PARBORN)
TOTAL%
1) Both born in the United States767091.9
2) Only father born in the United States1031.2
3) Only mother born in the United States1501.8
4) Both father and mother born in another country4275.1
Missing272 
TOTAL8350100.0
97) Where did you live when you were 5 years old? (Q37) (WHERE5)
TOTAL%
1) In the United States785296.1
2) In another country3183.9
Missing452 
TOTAL8170100.0
98) When you were 5 years old, was English your primary language? (Q38) (ENGLISH)
TOTAL%
1) Yes779496.5
2) No2793.5
Missing549 
TOTAL8073100.0
99) Which statement best describes the people who currently live in your household? (Q39) (HHOLD)
TOTAL%
1) I live alone137216.7
2) A couple without children296836.1
3) One adult with child/children3324.0
4) Two or more adults with child/children269132.8
5) Some adults living in the same household84810.3
Missing411 
TOTAL8211100.0
100) About how much do you give financially to this congregation? (Q41) (GIVECONG)
TOTAL%
1) I give 10% or more of net income regularly201825.3
2) I give about 5% to 9% of net income regularly273134.2
3) I give less than 5% of net income regularly162420.3
4) I give a small amount whenever I am here111914.0
5) I do not contribute financially here4936.2
Missing637 
TOTAL7985100.0
101) Which of the following describes your total annual household income before taxes? (Q42) (HHINC)
TOTAL%
1) Less than $10,0005877.9
2) $10,000 to $24,999120616.3
3) $25,000 to $49,999186625.2
4) $50,000 to $74,999154720.9
5) $75,000 to $99,99994412.8
6) $100,000 to $124,9995988.1
7) $125,000 to $149,9992563.5
8) $150,000 or more3985.4
Missing1220 
TOTAL7402100.0
102) How many people in your household (including you) are: (Q43a) Less than 6 year old. (HHLESS6)
TOTAL%
0) 781490.6
1) 5686.6
2) 2012.3
3) 310.4
4) 30.0
5) 10.0
6) 10.0
7) 20.0
8) 10.0
TOTAL8622100.0
103) How many people in your household (including you) are: (Q43b) 6 to 12 years old. (HH6TO12)
TOTAL%
0) 744086.3
1) 7919.2
2) 3403.9
3) 440.5
4) 50.1
5) 10.0
6) 10.0
TOTAL8622100.0
104) How many people in your household (including you) are: (Q43c) 13 to 18 years old. (HH13TO18)
TOTAL%
0) 718683.3
1) 94511.0
2) 4144.8
3) 730.8
4) 30.0
9) 10.0
TOTAL8622100.0
105) How many people in your household (including you) are: (Q43d) 19 to 24 years old. (HH19TO24)
TOTAL%
0) 748486.8
1) 7939.2
2) 2603.0
3) 550.6
4) 260.3
5) 10.0
7) 10.0
8) 20.0
TOTAL8622100.0
106) How many people in your household (including you) are: (Q43e) 25 years old or older. (HH25OLDR)
TOTAL%
0) 98211.4
1) 209124.3
2) 492157.1
3) 4845.6
4) 1121.3
5) 240.3
6) 40.0
7) 40.0
TOTAL8622100.0
107) How many people in your household (including you) participate here: (Q44a) Less than 6 years old. (PRTLESS6)
TOTAL%
0) 784691.0
1) 5546.4
2) 1932.2
3) 240.3
5) 10.0
6) 40.0
TOTAL8622100.0
108) How many people in your household (including you) participate here: (Q44b) 6 to 12 years old. (PRT6TO12)
TOTAL%
0) 753287.4
1) 7198.3
2) 3243.8
3) 410.5
4) 50.1
9) 10.0
TOTAL8622100.0
109) How many people in your household (including you) participate here: (Q44c) 13 to 18 years old. (PR13TO18)
TOTAL%
0) 736285.4
1) 85810.0
2) 3363.9
3) 630.7
4) 20.0
5) 10.0
TOTAL8622100.0
110) How many people in your household (including you) participate here: (Q44d) 19 to 24 years old. (PR19TO24)
TOTAL%
0) 781690.7
1) 6177.2
2) 1631.9
3) 200.2
4) 30.0
5) 10.0
6) 20.0
TOTAL8622100.0
111) How many people in your household (including you) participate here: (Q44e) 25 years old or older. (PR25OLDR)
TOTAL%
0) 135815.8
1) 262130.4
2) 434850.4
3) 2312.7
4) 450.5
5) 80.1
6) 70.1
7) 30.0
8) 10.0
TOTAL8622100.0
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) 142817.9
1) 104013.0
2) 270533.8
3) 164320.5
4) 7128.9
5) 2593.2
6) 1241.6
7) 470.6
8) 160.2
9) 130.2
10) 40.1
11) 20.0
12) 40.1
Missing625 
TOTAL7997100.0
113) How many of your children of any age live at home with you? Please write the number: (Q46) (CHLDHOME)
TOTAL%
0) 509664.9
1) 127116.2
2) 101913.0
3) 3694.7
4) 740.9
5) 150.2
6) 80.1
7) 10.0
8) 10.0
10) 20.0
11) 20.0
Missing764 
TOTAL7858100.0
114) How long does it usually take you to get there? (Q47) (HOWLONG)
TOTAL%
1) 1-5 minutes249235.1
2) 6-10 minutes216530.5
3) 11-15 minutes121817.2
4) 16-20 minutes6479.1
5) 21-30 minutes3925.5
6) More than 30 minutes1882.6
Missing1520 
TOTAL7102100.0
115) 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? (Q48) (MORELESS)
TOTAL%
1) Participate more219731.3
2) About the same participation341648.7
3) Participate less94713.5
4) Not applicable (been coming less than 2 years)4596.5
Missing1603 
TOTAL7019100.0
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 extent225332.5
2) Yes, to some extent265638.3
3) Yes, to a small extent114416.5
4) Not at all4386.3
5) Don't know4476.4
Missing1684 
TOTAL6938100.0
117) How often do you experience the following during worship services at this congregation? (Mark one response in every row.) (Q50a) A sense of God's presence. (SENSEGOD)
TOTAL%
1) Always283042.0
2) Usually259438.5
3) Sometimes110216.4
4) Rarely2123.1
Missing1884 
TOTAL6738100.0
118) How often do you experience the following during worship services at this congregation? (Mark one response in every row.) (Q50b) Inspiration. (INSPIRTN)
TOTAL%
1) Always193629.7
2) Usually305646.9
3) Sometimes135220.7
4) Rarely1762.7
Missing2102 
TOTAL6520100.0
119) How often do you experience the following during worship services at this congregation? (Mark one response in every row.) (Q50c) Boredom. (BOREDOM)
TOTAL%
1) Always691.1
2) Usually2303.8
3) Sometimes180129.4
4) Rarely402565.7
Missing2497 
TOTAL6125100.0
120) How often do you experience the following during worship services at this congregation? (Mark one response in every row.) (Q50d) Awe or mystery. (AWE)
TOTAL%
1) Always2954.9
2) Usually104317.5
3) Sometimes303550.9
4) Rarely159326.7
Missing2656 
TOTAL5966100.0
121) How often do you experience the following during worship services at this congregation? (Mark one response in every row.) (Q50e)Joy. (JOY)
TOTAL%
1) Always209332.5
2) Usually297746.3
3) Sometimes117318.2
4) Rarely1923.0
Missing2187 
TOTAL6435100.0
122) How often do you experience the following during worship services at this congregation? (Mark one response in every row.) (Q50f) Frustration (FRUSTRAT)
TOTAL%
1) Always621.0
2) Usually2193.6
3) Sometimes164526.9
4) Rarely417968.5
Missing2517 
TOTAL6105100.0
123) How often do you experience the following during worship services at this congregation? (Mark one response in every row.) (Q50g) Spontaneity (SPONTNTY)
TOTAL%
1) Always3345.6
2) Usually128021.6
3) Sometimes299950.5
4) Rarely132222.3
Missing2687 
TOTAL5935100.0
124) How often do you experience the following during worship services at this congregation? (Mark one response in every row.) (Q50h) A sense of fulfilling my obligation (FULFILL)
TOTAL%
1) Always114818.4
2) Usually295447.3
3) Sometimes166526.7
4) Rarely4747.6
Missing2381 
TOTAL6241100.0
125) Do you agree or disagree: 'Only followers of Jesus Christ can be saved'? (Q51) (ONLYJC)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree194727.8
2) Agree186526.6
3) Neutral or unsure120217.1
4) Disagree137719.6
5) Strongly disagree6198.8
Missing1612 
TOTAL7010100.0
126) Do you agree or disagree: 'I have a sense of excitement about our congregation's future'? (Q52) (EXCITE)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree166223.8
2) Agree327646.9
3) Neutral or unsure169224.2
4) Disagree2964.2
5) Strongly disagree520.7
Missing1644 
TOTAL6978100.0
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 of274439.2
2) Some minor conflict238634.1
3) Major conflict3685.3
4) Major conflict, with leaders or people leaving4376.2
5) Don't know107015.3
Missing1617 
TOTAL7005100.0
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 past2834.1
2) We are faithfully maintaining past directions6379.2
3) We are currently deciding on new directions170724.7
4) We are currently moving in new directions223132.3
5) We need to rethink where we are heading5528.0
6) Our future is very unclear or doubtful2463.6
7) Don't know124118.0
Missing1725 
TOTAL6897100.0
129) Do you agree or disagree: 'This congregation is always ready to try something new'? (Q55) (TRYNEW)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree76111.0
2) Agree314645.3
3) Neutral or unsure214630.9
4) Disagree79311.4
5) Strongly disagree1031.5
Missing1673 
TOTAL6949100.0
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 extent358151.4
2) Some extent215931.0
3) A small extent3444.9
4) Not at all480.7
5) Don't know82711.9
6) There is currently no leader here60.1
Missing1657 
TOTAL6965100.0
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 charge116516.8
2) Leadership that inspires people to take action358651.8
3) Leadership that acts on goals that people here have been involved in setting124618.0
4) Leadership where the people start most things2934.2
5) There is currently no leader here310.4
6) Don't know6078.8
Missing1694 
TOTAL6928100.0
132) Do you agree or disagree: 'God is directly involved in worldly affairs'? (Q58) (GODINVLV)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree289141.4
2) Agree269438.6
3) Neutral or unsure104214.9
4) Disagree2894.1
5) Strongly disagree600.9
6) Don't believe in God70.1
Missing1639 
TOTAL6983100.0
133) Do you agree or disagree: 'God is angered by human sin'? (Q59) (GODANGER)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree225932.4
2) Agree269838.7
3) Neutral or unsure120917.3
4) Disagree6479.3
5) Strongly disagree1492.1
6) Don't believe in God80.1
Missing1652 
TOTAL6970100.0
134) Which of the following terms best describes your current stand on theological issues? (Q60) (THEOLOGY)
TOTAL%
1) Very conservative72510.6
2) Conservative313845.8
3) Right in the middle210430.7
4) Liberal73510.7
5) Very liberal1472.1
Missing1773 
TOTAL6849100.0
135) Form_id (FORMID)
TOTAL%
1643) 10.0
5441) 6107.1
8451) 60.1
9636) 20.0
15205) 10.0
17504) 60.1
18443) 80.1
18830) 733785.1
20177) 6177.2
38142) 10.0
58275) 330.4
TOTAL8622100.0
136) Congregation ID (CONGREGA)
137) Gender for HH calcs (HHGENDER)
TOTAL%
0) 6447.5
1) 499457.9
2) 298434.6
TOTAL8622100.0
138) Spouse survey for hh calcs (HHSPOUSE)
TOTAL%
1) 416348.3
2) 445951.7
TOTAL8622100.0
139) Year (YEAR)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL82831952.47920
140) Age (AGE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL821756.79219
141) Age group (AGEGRP)
TOTAL%
1) 15-246818.3
2) 25-44144117.5
3) 45-64291735.5
4) 65 and older317838.7
Missing405 
TOTAL8217100.0
142) I-AGE: Age (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-AGE)
TOTAL%
1) 15 to 29 years old93311.4
2) 30 to 39 years old7068.6
3) 40 to 49 years old109413.3
4) 50 to 59 years old154618.8
5) 60 to 69 years old153218.6
6) 70 years or older240629.3
Missing405 
TOTAL8217100.0
143) I-ATTEND: How often do you go to worship services at this congregation? (Q1) (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-ATTEND)
TOTAL%
1) This is my first time1521.8
2) Hardly ever or special occasions only1742.0
3) Less than once a month or once a month2843.3
5) Two or three times a month109912.9
6) Usually every week592669.4
7) More than once a week90710.6
Missing80 
TOTAL8542100.0
144) I-EDUC: What is the highest educational level you have completed? (Q31) (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-EDUC)
TOTAL%
1) Some high school or less6708.1
2) Completed high school305136.7
3) Trade certificate5556.7
4) Associate degree86110.4
5) Bachelor's degree from a university or college190422.9
6) Master's, doctorate, or other graduate degree127215.3
Missing309 
TOTAL8313100.0
145) I-GENDER: Are you: (Q29) (For use with online analysis) (I-GENDER)
TOTAL%
1) Female499462.6
2) Male298437.4
Missing644 
TOTAL7978100.0
146) I-THEOLOGY: Which of the following terms best describes your current stand on theological issues? (Q60) (For use with online analysis) (I-THEOLOGY)
TOTAL%
1) Very conservative72510.6
2) Conservative313845.8
3) Right in the middle210430.7
4) Liberal73510.7
5) Very liberal1472.1
Missing1773 
TOTAL6849100.0