U.S. Congregational Life Survey, Wave 2, 2011, New Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Oversample 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 time1732.2
2) Hardly ever or special occasions only991.2
3) Less than once a month1051.3
4) Once a month1391.7
5) Two or three times a month110513.8
6) Usually every week552468.8
7) More than once a week88011.0
Missing46 
TOTAL8025100.0
2) How long have you been going to worship services or activities at this congregation? (q2) (LNGATTND)
TOTAL%
1) Less than 1 year7539.4
2) 1-2 years94911.8
3) 3-5 years168621.0
4) 6-10 years200925.1
5) 11-20 years179522.4
6) More than 20 years5927.4
7) I am visiting from another congregation1501.9
8) I am visiting and do not regularly go anywhere else781.0
Missing59 
TOTAL8012100.0
3) Are you currently a member of this congregation? (q3) (CURRMEMB)
TOTAL%
1) Yes639180.0
2) No, but I'm in the process of becoming a member1622.0
3) No, but I regularly participate here90811.4
4) No5256.6
Missing85 
TOTAL7986100.0
4) Are you regularly involved in any group activities here? (Mark all that apply.) Yes, in Sunday school, in church school, or Sabbath school (q4a) (SUNSCHL)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked569770.6
1) Checked237429.4
TOTAL8071100.0
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 checked512663.5
1) Checked294536.5
TOTAL8071100.0
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 checked469858.2
1) Checked337341.8
TOTAL8071100.0
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 checked774195.9
1) Checked3304.1
TOTAL8071100.0
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 checked590073.1
1) Checked217126.9
TOTAL8071100.0
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 checked629378.0
1) Checked177822.0
TOTAL8071100.0
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 checked517264.1
1) Checked289935.9
TOTAL8071100.0
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 checked772595.7
1) Checked3464.3
TOTAL8071100.0
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 checked436754.1
1) Checked370445.9
TOTAL8071100.0
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 checked725489.9
1) Checked81710.1
TOTAL8071100.0
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 checked655781.2
1) Checked151418.8
TOTAL8071100.0
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 checked687985.2
1) Checked119214.8
TOTAL8071100.0
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 checked732390.7
1) Checked7489.3
TOTAL8071100.0
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 checked668682.8
1) Checked138517.2
TOTAL8071100.0
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 checked708887.8
1) Checked98312.2
TOTAL8071100.0
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 checked684684.8
1) Checked122515.2
TOTAL8071100.0
20) Do you currently have any of the following roles here? (Mark all that apply.) None (q6h) (NOROLE)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked487260.4
1) Checked319939.6
TOTAL8071100.0
21) To what extent do the worship services or activities of this congregation help you with everyday living? (q7) (CONGHELP)
TOTAL%
1) A great extent452156.9
2) Some extent261432.9
3) A small extent6488.2
4) Not at all1672.1
Missing121 
TOTAL7950100.0
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 days348343.5
2) A few times a week185123.1
3) Once a week3964.9
4) Occasionally154519.3
5) Hardly ever6107.6
6) Never1251.6
Missing61 
TOTAL8010100.0
23) Over the last year, how much have you grown in your faith? (Mark only one.) (q9) (GRWFAITH)
TOTAL%
1) No real growth6117.7
2) Some growth353944.6
3) Much growth, mainly through this congregation249131.4
4) Much growth, mainly through other groups or congregations5206.6
5) Much growth, mainly through my own private activities7679.7
Missing143 
TOTAL7928100.0
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 word174921.9
2) The Bible is the word of God, to be interpreted in the light of its historical context and the Church's teachings357844.9
3) The Bible is the world of God, to be interpreted in the light of its historical and cultural context200525.2
4) The Bible is not the word of God, but contains God's word to us3614.5
5) The Bible is not the word of God, but is a valuable book971.2
6) The Bible is an ancient book with little value today160.2
7) Don't know1642.1
Missing101 
TOTAL7970100.0
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 agree95111.9
2) Agree242730.4
3) Neutral or unsure158119.8
4) Disagree188623.6
5) Strongly agree113514.2
Missing91 
TOTAL7980100.0
26) Do you agree or disagree: 'My spiritual needs are being met in this congregation or parish'? (q12) (NEEDSMET)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree253932.0
2) Agree411151.9
3) Neutral or unsure99712.6
4) Disagree2282.9
5) Strongly disagree490.6
Missing147 
TOTAL7924100.0
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 applicable570.7
2) I do not talk about my faith; my life and actions are sufficient80110.1
3) I find it hard to talk about my faith in ordinary language125615.8
4) I mostly feel at ease talking about my faith and do so if it comes up445055.9
5) I feel at ease talking about my faith and seek opportunities to do so139317.5
Missing114 
TOTAL7957100.0
28) Have you ever had a conversion experience or a moment of decisive faith commitment? (q14) (CONVEXP)
TOTAL%
1) Yes414153.9
2) No205726.8
3) Not sure149119.4
Missing382 
TOTAL7689100.0
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 checked494461.3
1) Checked312738.7
TOTAL8071100.0
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 checked751893.1
1) Checked5536.9
TOTAL8071100.0
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 checked358044.4
1) Checked449155.6
TOTAL8071100.0
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 months391849.6
2) Yes, but I have not done so in the past 12 months300038.0
3) No, probably not5136.5
4) No, definitely not1391.8
5) Don't know3304.2
Missing171 
TOTAL7900100.0
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 checked628977.9
1) Checked178222.1
TOTAL8071100.0
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 checked615676.3
1) Checked191523.7
TOTAL8071100.0
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 checked635278.7
1) Checked171921.3
TOTAL8071100.0
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 checked328340.7
1) Checked478859.3
TOTAL8071100.0
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 checked194424.1
1) Checked612775.9
TOTAL8071100.0
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 checked203725.2
1) Checked603474.8
TOTAL8071100.0
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 checked636078.8
1) Checked171121.2
TOTAL8071100.0
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 checked651880.8
1) Checked155319.2
TOTAL8071100.0
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 checked679184.1
1) Checked128015.9
TOTAL8071100.0
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 checked686485.0
1) Checked120715.0
TOTAL8071100.0
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 checked716388.7
1) Checked90811.3
TOTAL8071100.0
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 satisfied186723.7
2) Satisfied273934.7
3) Mixed feelings133016.9
4) Dissatisfied3524.5
5) Very dissatisfied1361.7
6) Not sure or not applicable146918.6
Missing178 
TOTAL7893100.0
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 here6908.7
2) No, I have some friends in this congregation, but my closest friends are not involved here138617.5
3) Yes, I have some close friends here as well as other close friends who are not part of this congregation479760.5
4) Yes, most of my closest friends are part of this congregation105613.3
Missing142 
TOTAL7929100.0
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 direction5537.1
2) There are ideas but no clear vision, goals, or direction104213.4
3) Yes, and I am strongly committed to them319241.2
4) Yes, and I am partly committed to them246031.7
5) Yes, but I am not committed to them5096.6
Missing315 
TOTAL7756100.0
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-making166921.9
2) I have been given the opportunity and occasionally get involved in decision-making190525.0
3) I have been given the opportunity but don't usually get involved in decision-making215928.4
4) I have not been given an opportunity to be involved and this is fine with me156920.6
5) I have not been given an opportunity to be involved and I am not happy about this3074.0
Missing462 
TOTAL7609100.0
48) Do you have a strong sense of belonging to this congregation? (q22) (BELONGNG)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, a strong sense of belonging that is growing357545.4
2) Yes, a strong sense--about the same as last year224728.5
3) Yes, but perhaps not as strong as in the past84010.7
4) No, but I am new here3905.0
5) No, and I wish I did by now2142.7
6) No, but I am happy as I am3384.3
7) Not applicable2713.4
Missing196 
TOTAL7875100.0
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 checked305937.9
1) Checked501262.1
TOTAL8071100.0
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 checked515763.9
1) Checked291436.1
TOTAL8071100.0
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 checked595073.7
1) Checked212126.3
TOTAL8071100.0
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 checked693285.9
1) Checked113914.1
TOTAL8071100.0
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 checked792298.2
1) Checked1491.8
TOTAL8071100.0
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 checked723389.6
1) Checked83810.4
TOTAL8071100.0
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 checked795098.5
1) Checked1211.5
TOTAL8071100.0
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 checked737991.4
1) Checked6928.6
TOTAL8071100.0
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 checked676983.9
1) Checked130216.1
TOTAL8071100.0
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 checked804499.7
1) Checked270.3
TOTAL8071100.0
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 checked793198.3
1) Checked1401.7
TOTAL8071100.0
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 agree386849.2
2) Agree271334.5
3) Neutral or unsure82710.5
4) Disagree1592.0
5) Strongly disagree680.9
6) There is currently no leader here2272.9
Missing209 
TOTAL7862100.0
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 checked636478.9
1) Checked170721.1
TOTAL8071100.0
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 checked704887.3
1) Checked102312.7
TOTAL8071100.0
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 checked517264.1
1) Checked289935.9
TOTAL8071100.0
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 checked666882.6
1) Checked140317.4
TOTAL8071100.0
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 checked565670.1
1) Checked241529.9
TOTAL8071100.0
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 checked658781.6
1) Checked148418.4
TOTAL8071100.0
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 checked486460.3
1) Checked320739.7
TOTAL8071100.0
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 checked630578.1
1) Checked176621.9
TOTAL8071100.0
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 checked658081.5
1) Checked149118.5
TOTAL8071100.0
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 checked707787.7
1) Checked99412.3
TOTAL8071100.0
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 checked656881.4
1) Checked150318.6
TOTAL8071100.0
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 checked786797.5
1) Checked2042.5
TOTAL8071100.0
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 checked726390.0
1) Checked80810.0
TOTAL8071100.0
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 checked772995.8
1) Checked3424.2
TOTAL8071100.0
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 life4746.1
2) No, before coming here I had not been attending any congregation for several years132117.0
3) No, before coming here I had never regularly attended4185.4
4) Yes, immediately prior to coming here, I was participating in another congregation557671.6
Missing282 
TOTAL7789100.0
76) Before you started coming here, what type of congregation did you attend? (Mark only one.) (q27) (OTHRTYPE)
TOTAL%
1) Assembly of God771.0
2) Baptist6068.0
3) Catholic4235.6
4) Episcopal1642.2
5) Lutheran3514.6
6) Methodist95712.6
7) Nazarene340.4
8) Non-denominational4686.2
9) Pentecostal1111.5
10) Presbyterian340644.8
11) Seventh-day Adventist70.1
12) United Church of Christ2022.7
13) Other3624.8
14) I did not attend another congregation before coming here4345.7
Missing469 
TOTAL7602100.0
77) In what year were you born? 19__(q28) (YEARBRN)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL772954.41118
78) Are you: (q29) (GENDER)
TOTAL%
1) Female441458.1
2) Male318841.9
Missing469 
TOTAL7602100.0
79) What is your employment status? (Mark all that apply.) Employed or self-employed full-time (q30a) (FULLTIME)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked533266.1
1) Checked273933.9
TOTAL8071100.0
80) What is your employment status? (Mark all that apply.) Employed or self-employed part-time (q30b) (PARTTIME)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked715788.7
1) Checked91411.3
TOTAL8071100.0
81) What is your employment status? (Mark all that apply.) Unemployed (q30c) (UNEMPLYD)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked780896.7
1) Checked2633.3
TOTAL8071100.0
82) What is your employment status? (Mark all that apply.) Retired (q30d) (RETIRED)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked505162.6
1) Checked302037.4
TOTAL8071100.0
83) What is your employment status? (Mark all that apply.) Full-time homemaker (q30e) (HOMEMAKR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked749592.9
1) Checked5767.1
TOTAL8071100.0
84) What is your employment status? (Mark all that apply.) Student (q30f) (STUDENT)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked754893.5
1) Checked5236.5
TOTAL8071100.0
85) What is your employment status? (Mark all that apply.) Other (q30g) (OTHEREMP)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked789097.8
1) Checked1812.2
TOTAL8071100.0
86) What is the highest educational level you have completed? (q31) (EDUC)
TOTAL%
1) No formal schooling240.3
2) Primary school through 8th grade (K-8)1411.8
3) Some high school3594.6
4) Completed high school159620.3
5) Trade certificate3224.1
6) Associate degree80810.3
7) Bachelor's degree from a university or college259433.0
8) Master's, Doctorate, or other graduate degree200725.6
Missing220 
TOTAL7851100.0
87) What is your present marital status? (Mark only one.)(q32) (MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Never married85610.9
2) In first marriage441556.0
3) Remarried after divorce119115.1
4) Remarried after death of spouse1992.5
5) Living in a committed relationship1281.6
6) Separated650.8
7) Divorced4285.4
8) Widowed5997.6
Missing190 
TOTAL7881100.0
88) Do you have a spouse or partner who is also completing a survey here? (q33) (SPOUSSUR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes455059.3
2) No311740.7
Missing404 
TOTAL7667100.0
89) What is your race or origin? (Mark all that apply.) Asian or Pacific Islander (q34a) (ASIAN)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked723789.7
1) Checked83410.3
TOTAL8071100.0
90) What is your race or origin? (Mark all that apply.) Black or African American (q34b) (BLACK)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked771895.6
1) Checked3534.4
TOTAL8071100.0
91) What is your race or origin? (Mark all that apply.) Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish origin (q34c) (HISPANIC)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked780996.8
1) Checked2623.2
TOTAL8071100.0
92) What is your race or origin? (Mark all that apply.) Indian (American) or Alaska Native (q34d) (NATAMER)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked799899.1
1) Checked730.9
TOTAL8071100.0
93) What is your race or origin? (Mark all that apply.) White or Caucasian (q34e) (WHITE)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked165620.5
1) Checked641579.5
TOTAL8071100.0
94) What is your race or origin? (Mark all that apply.) Some other race (q34f) (OTHRRACE)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked796198.6
1) Checked1101.4
TOTAL8071100.0
95) Where were you born? (q35) (WHEREBRN)
TOTAL%
1) In the United States656283.3
2) In another English-speaking country3644.6
3) In a non-English-speaking country95412.1
Missing191 
TOTAL7880100.0
96) Where were your parents born? (q36) (PARBORN)
TOTAL%
1) Both born in the United States601776.8
2) Only father born in the United States1471.9
3) Only mother born in the United States1952.5
4) Both father and mother born in another country148018.9
Missing232 
TOTAL7839100.0
97) Where did you live when you were 5 years old? (q37) (WHERE5)
TOTAL%
1) In the United States644683.6
2) In another country126416.4
Missing361 
TOTAL7710100.0
98) When you were 5 years old, was English your primary language? (q38) (ENGLISH)
TOTAL%
1) Yes659485.5
2) No111714.5
Missing360 
TOTAL7711100.0
99) Which statement best describes the people who currently live in your household? (q39) (HHOLD)
TOTAL%
1) I live alone98412.6
2) A couple without children324841.6
3) One adult with child/children4025.2
4) Two or more adults with child/children252832.4
5) Some adults living in the same household6438.2
Missing266 
TOTAL7805100.0
100) About how much do you give financially to this congregation? (q41) (GIVECONG)
TOTAL%
1) I give 10% or more of net income regularly177223.3
2) I give about 5% to 9% of net income regularly248732.6
3) I give less than 5% of net income regularly185824.4
4) I give a small amount whenever I am here100813.2
5) I do not contribute financially here4956.5
Missing451 
TOTAL7620100.0
101) Which of the following describes your total annual household income before taxes? (q42) (HHINC)
TOTAL%
1) Less than $10,0004005.7
2) $10,000 to $24,99971510.2
3) $25,000 to $49,999147321.1
4) $50,000 to $74,999145520.8
5) $75,000 to $99,99999714.3
6) $100,000 to $124,99982811.8
7) $125,000 to $149,9994075.8
8) $150,000 or more72110.3
Missing1075 
TOTAL6996100.0
102) How many people in your household (including you) are: Less than 6 years old (q43a) (HHLESS6)
TOTAL%
0) 098253.4
1) 149126.7
2) 225113.6
3) 3271.5
4) 430.2
6) 640.2
9) 910.1
98) Checked814.4
Missing6231 
TOTAL1840100.0
103) How many people in your household (including you) are: 6 to 12 years old (q43b) (HH6TO12)
TOTAL%
0) 092342.2
1) 176034.8
2) 239117.9
3) 3552.5
4) 430.1
98) Checked542.5
Missing5885 
TOTAL2186100.0
104) How many people in your household (including you) are: 13 to 18 years old (q43c) (HH13TO18)
TOTAL%
0) 080036.7
1) 183838.5
2) 242619.6
3) 3532.4
4) 420.1
5) 510.0
6) 610.0
98) Checked572.6
Missing5893 
TOTAL2178100.0
105) How many people in your household (including you) are: 19 to 24 years old (q43d) (HH19TO24)
TOTAL%
0) 085250.1
1) 153731.6
2) 217110.0
3) 3533.1
4) 4181.1
5) 520.1
6) 640.2
7) 720.1
8) 810.1
84) 8410.1
98) Checked613.6
Missing6369 
TOTAL1702100.0
106) How many people in your household (including you) are: 25 years old or older (q43e) (HH25OLDR)
TOTAL%
0) 01011.4
1) 187712.0
2) 2508969.8
3) 34085.6
4) 41081.5
5) 5240.3
6) 670.1
7) 720.0
8) 810.0
10) 1020.0
20) 2010.0
21) 2110.0
98) Checked6689.2
Missing782 
TOTAL7289100.0
107) How many people in your household (including you) participate here: Less than 6 years old (q44a) (PRTLESS6)
TOTAL%
0) 086552.3
1) 146428.1
2) 223114.0
3) 3281.7
4) 430.2
6) 620.1
98) Checked613.7
Missing6417 
TOTAL1654100.0
108) How many people in your household (including you) participate here: 6 to 12 years old (q44b) (PRT6TO12)
TOTAL%
0) 081440.5
1) 171235.5
2) 237618.7
3) 3522.6
4) 430.1
5) 510.0
6) 610.0
9) 920.1
98) Checked472.3
Missing6063 
TOTAL2008100.0
109) How many people in your household (including you) participate here: 13 to 18 years old (q44c) (PR13TO18)
TOTAL%
0) 072838.0
1) 176740.1
2) 234418.0
3) 3341.8
5) 510.1
6) 610.1
98) Checked402.1
Missing6156 
TOTAL1915100.0
110) How many people in your household (including you) participate here: 19 to 24 years old (q44d) (PR19TO24)
TOTAL%
0) 082060.9
1) 134625.7
2) 2967.1
3) 3251.9
4) 4100.7
6) 620.1
8) 810.1
9) 910.1
10) 1010.1
98) Checked453.3
Missing6724 
TOTAL1347100.0
111) How many people in your household (including you) participate here: 25 years old or older (q44e) (PR25OLDR)
TOTAL%
0) 01442.0
1) 1151321.3
2) 2463165.2
3) 32193.1
4) 4510.7
5) 560.1
6) 630.0
7) 720.0
8) 810.0
20) 2010.0
22) 2210.0
27) 2710.0
98) Checked5337.5
Missing965 
TOTAL7106100.0
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) 0131417.3
1) 188711.7
2) 2284937.5
3) 3149519.7
4) 45807.6
5) 52112.8
6) 61121.5
7) 7350.5
8) 8220.3
9) 940.1
10) 1080.1
11) 1140.1
12) 1210.0
13) 1310.0
18) 1820.0
19) 1910.0
20) 2030.0
21) 2110.0
23) 2310.0
30) 3010.0
42) 4210.0
46) 4610.0
48) 4810.0
92) 9210.0
98) Checked550.7
Missing480 
TOTAL7591100.0
113) How many of your children of any age live at home with you? Please write the number: (q46) (CHLDHOME)
TOTAL%
0) 0471963.2
1) 1103113.8
2) 2111815.0
3) 33945.3
4) 4831.1
5) 5240.3
6) 6100.1
7) 750.1
8) 830.0
9) 910.0
10) 1010.0
11) 1110.0
12) 1210.0
36) 3610.0
42) 4210.0
60) 6020.0
62) 6220.0
81) 8110.0
84) 8410.0
98) Checked650.9
Missing607 
TOTAL7464100.0
114) How long does it usually take you to get there? (q47) (HOWLONG)
TOTAL%
1) 1-5 minutes123617.3
2) 6-10 minutes211829.7
3) 11-15 minutes165623.2
4) 16-20 minutes111015.6
5) 21-30 minutes6809.5
6) More than 30 minutes3344.7
Missing937 
TOTAL7134100.0
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 more233032.9
2) About the same participation324845.9
3) Participate less94413.3
4) Not applicable (been coming less than 2 years)5577.9
Missing992 
TOTAL7079100.0
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 extent236933.8
2) Yes, to some extent259137.0
3) Yes, to a small extent112216.0
4) Not at all4756.8
5) Don't know4496.4
Missing1065 
TOTAL7006100.0
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) Always257937.9
2) Usually259538.2
3) Sometimes133119.6
4) Rarely2954.3
Missing1271 
TOTAL6800100.0
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) Always172526.1
2) Usually305146.2
3) Sometimes160624.3
4) Rarely2173.3
Missing1472 
TOTAL6599100.0
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) Always881.4
2) Usually2574.1
3) Sometimes184129.5
4) Rarely405165.0
Missing1834 
TOTAL6237100.0
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) Always3305.4
2) Usually101916.6
3) Sometimes295548.2
4) Rarely183329.9
Missing1934 
TOTAL6137100.0
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) Always183528.0
2) Usually304846.5
3) Sometimes146922.4
4) Rarely1973.0
Missing1522 
TOTAL6549100.0
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) Always430.7
2) Usually2213.5
3) Sometimes166626.7
4) Rarely430769.1
Missing1834 
TOTAL6237100.0
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) Always3886.3
2) Usually135222.1
3) Sometimes298948.9
4) Rarely138522.7
Missing1957 
TOTAL6114100.0
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) Always94415.0
2) Usually290746.1
3) Sometimes179328.5
4) Rarely65610.4
Missing1771 
TOTAL6300100.0
125) Do you agree or disagree: 'Only followers of Jesus Christ can be saved'? (q51) (ONLYJC)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree204529.1
2) Agree166123.7
3) Neutral or unsure135919.4
4) Disagree128218.3
5) Strongly disagree6739.6
Missing1051 
TOTAL7020100.0
126) Do you agree or disagree: 'I have a sense of excitement about our congregation's future'? (q52) (EXCITE)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree200628.5
2) Agree324846.2
3) Neutral or unsure154422.0
4) Disagree2002.8
5) Strongly disagree360.5
Missing1037 
TOTAL7034100.0
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 of258036.7
2) Some minor conflict237833.8
3) Major conflict3394.8
4) Major conflict, with leaders or people leaving4977.1
5) Don't know123517.6
Missing1042 
TOTAL7029100.0
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 past1752.5
2) We are faithfully maintaining past directions76611.0
3) We are currently deciding on new directions176125.3
4) We are currently moving in new directions226532.6
5) We need to rethink where we are heading5417.8
6) Our future is very unclear or doubtful1912.7
7) Don't know125518.0
Missing1117 
TOTAL6954100.0
129) Do you agree or disagree: 'This congregation is always ready to try something new'? (q55) (TRYNEW)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree100914.4
2) Agree331847.3
3) Neutral or unsure214730.6
4) Disagree4776.8
5) Strongly disagree570.8
Missing1063 
TOTAL7008100.0
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 extent303443.4
2) Some extent224032.1
3) A small extent3515.0
4) Not at all791.1
5) Don't know111516.0
6) There is currently no leader here1672.4
Missing1085 
TOTAL6986100.0
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 charge91213.1
2) Leadership that inspires people to take action332847.8
3) Leadership that acts on goals that people here have been involved in setting144020.7
4) Leadership where the people start most things3094.4
5) There is currently no leader here2343.4
6) Don't know73410.6
Missing1114 
TOTAL6957100.0
132) Do you agree or disagree: 'God is directly involved in worldly affairs'? (q58) (GODINVLV)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree283440.6
2) Agree259937.2
3) Neutral or unsure114116.3
4) Disagree3074.4
5) Strongly disagree861.2
6) I don't believe in God200.3
Missing1084 
TOTAL6987100.0
133) Do you agree or disagree: 'God is angered by human sin'? (q59) (GODANGER)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree211030.4
2) Agree263938.0
3) Neutral or unsure130118.7
4) Disagree70910.2
5) Strongly disagree1702.4
6) I don't believe in God220.3
Missing1120 
TOTAL6951100.0
134) Which of the following terms best describes your current stand on theological issues? (q60) (THEOLOGY)
TOTAL%
1) Very conservative6259.0
2) Conservative292342.3
3) Right in the middle206729.9
4) Liberal106215.4
5) Very liberal2403.5
Missing1154 
TOTAL6917100.0
135) Presbyterian attenders (CHURGO10)
TOTAL%
0) Switcher712988.3
1) Transfer94211.7
TOTAL8071100.0
136) Transfer (TRANSFER)
TOTAL%
0) 132358.4
1) 94241.6
Missing5806 
TOTAL2265100.0
137) Attended 5 years or less (NEWPEOP)
TOTAL%
1) First-timer1996.4
2) Returnee63520.5
3) Switcher132342.7
4) Transfer94230.4
Missing4972 
TOTAL3099100.0
138) Gender for HH calculations (HHGENDER)
TOTAL%
1) Female441458.1
2) Male318841.9
Missing469 
TOTAL7602100.0
139) Spouse taking survey for HH calculations (HHSPOUSE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes455056.4
2) No352143.6
TOTAL8071100.0
140) Year (YEAR)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL77291954.41118
141) Age (AGE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL765356.65418
142) Age group (AGEGRP)
TOTAL%
1) 15-244395.7
2) 25-44154920.2
3) 45-64267434.9
4) 65 and older299139.1
Missing418 
TOTAL7653100.0
143) Sample (SAMPLE)
TOTAL%
4) Presbyterian new717792.1
5) Presbyterian new and growing6137.9
Missing281 
TOTAL7790100.0
144) Community involvement: mailed newsletters (NEWSLTTR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked175922.2
1) Checked616577.8
Missing147 
TOTAL7924100.0
145) Community involvement: placed paid ad in paper (PLACEAD)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked267833.8
1) Checked524666.2
Missing147 
TOTAL7924100.0
146) Community involvement: advertised on radio or TV (RADIOAD)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked762496.2
1) Checked3003.8
Missing147 
TOTAL7924100.0
147) Community involvement: placed paid ad in phonebook (PHONEBK)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked408351.5
1) Checked384148.5
Missing147 
TOTAL7924100.0
148) Community involvement: established a website for the congregation (WEBSITE)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked80110.1
1) Checked712389.9
Missing147 
TOTAL7924100.0
149) Community involvement: had an activity to meet people (ACTIVITY)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked232529.3
1) Checked559970.7
Missing147 
TOTAL7924100.0
150) Community involvement: conducted a survey of the area (CONSURVY)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked623678.7
1) Checked168821.3
Missing147 
TOTAL7924100.0
151) Community involvement: encourage people to invite others (INVOTH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked6538.2
1) Checked727191.8
Missing147 
TOTAL7924100.0
152) Community involvement: tried to ID and contact people who moved into the area (IDCONT)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked602276.0
1) Checked190224.0
Missing147 
TOTAL7924100.0
153) Community involvement: sponsored a public event (PUBEVENT)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked398350.3
1) Checked394149.7
Missing147 
TOTAL7924100.0
154) Community involvement: sent material to people who visited the congregation (SENTMAT)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked83410.5
1) Checked709089.5
Missing147 
TOTAL7924100.0
155) Community involvement: sent e-mail to people who visited the congregation (EMAIL)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked381148.1
1) Checked411351.9
Missing147 
TOTAL7924100.0
156) Community involvement: call people who visited the congregation (CALLVST)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked281135.5
1) Checked511364.5
Missing147 
TOTAL7924100.0
157) Community involvement: visit people who visited the congregation (VISIT)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked501563.3
1) Checked290936.7
Missing147 
TOTAL7924100.0
158) Community involvement: special committee to work on recruiting new members (COMMITTE)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked601175.9
1) Checked191324.1
Missing147 
TOTAL7924100.0
159) Community involvement: used social media for the congregation (SOCMEDIA)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked366747.1
1) Checked412352.9
Missing281 
TOTAL7790100.0
160) Size (SIZE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL8071340.343426
161) I-AGE: Age group (for use with online analysis) (I-AGE)
TOTAL%
1) Under 254395.7
2) 25-44154920.2
3) 45-64267434.9
4) 65 and older299139.1
Missing418 
TOTAL7653100.0
162) I-ATTEND: How often do you go to worship services at this congregation? (q1) (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-ATTEND)
TOTAL%
1) Less than once a month3774.7
2) Once a month1391.7
3) Two or three times a month110513.8
4) Every week or more frequently640479.8
Missing46 
TOTAL8025100.0
163) 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 school5246.7
2) Completed high school159620.3
3) Associate degree or certificate113014.4
4) Bachelor's degree from a university or college259433.0
5) Master's, Doctorate, or other graduate degree200725.6
Missing220 
TOTAL7851100.0
164) I-GENDER: Are you: (q29) (for use with online analysis) (I-GENDER)
TOTAL%
1) Female441458.1
2) Male318841.9
Missing469 
TOTAL7602100.0
165) 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 $25,000111515.9
2) $25,000 to $49,999147321.1
3) $50,000 to $74,999145520.8
4) $75,000 to $99,99999714.3
5) $100,000 or more195628.0
Missing1075 
TOTAL6996100.0
166) I-MARITAL: What is your present marital status? (Mark only one.)(q32) (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Never married85610.9
2) Married580573.7
3) Living in a committed relationship1281.6
4) Separated or divorced4936.3
5) Widowed5997.6
Missing190 
TOTAL7881100.0