U.S. Congregational Life Survey, Wave 2, 2008/2009, Church of the Nazarene 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? (ATTEND)
TOTAL%
1) This is my first time201.2
2) Hardly ever or special occasions only332.0
3) Less than once a month120.7
4) Once a month191.2
5) Two or three times a month1267.6
6) Usually every week78847.7
7) More than once a week65339.6
Missing11 
TOTAL1651100.0
2) How long have you been going to worship services or activities at this congregation? (LNGATTND)
TOTAL%
1) Less than one year17010.3
2) One-two years19411.8
3) Three-five years27216.5
4) Six-10 years25115.2
5) 11-20 years28717.4
6) More than 20 years43626.4
7) I am visiting from another congregation281.7
8) I am visiting and do not regularly go anywhere else110.7
Missing13 
TOTAL1649100.0
3) Are you currently a member of this congregation? (CURRMEMB)
TOTAL%
1) Yes113869.1
2) No, but I'm in the process of becoming a member523.2
3) No, but I regularly participate here31719.3
4) No1398.4
Missing16 
TOTAL1646100.0
4) Are you regularly involved in any group activities here? (Mark all that apply.) Yes, in Sunday school, church school, or Sabbath school (SUNSCHL)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked72943.9
1) Checked93356.1
TOTAL1662100.0
5) Are you regularly involved in any group activities here? (Mark all that apply.) Yes, in prayer, discussion, or Bible study groups (PRAYGRP)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked91855.2
1) Checked74444.8
TOTAL1662100.0
6) Are you regularly involved in any group activities here? (Mark all that apply.) Yes, in fellowships, clubs, or other social groups (SOCLGRP)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked96157.8
1) Checked70142.2
TOTAL1662100.0
7) Are you regularly involved in any group activities here? (Mark all that apply.) No, we have no group activities (NOGRP)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked162998.0
1) Checked332.0
TOTAL1662100.0
8) Are you regularly involved in any group activities here? (Mark all that apply.) No, I am not regularly involved in group activities (NOREGGRP)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked130178.3
1) Checked36121.7
TOTAL1662100.0
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 (EVANACT)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked114869.1
1) Checked51430.9
TOTAL1662100.0
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 (COMMSERV)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked123874.5
1) Checked42425.5
TOTAL1662100.0
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 (NOACTV)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked158295.2
1) Checked804.8
TOTAL1662100.0
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 (NOREGACT)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked87752.8
1) Checked78547.2
TOTAL1662100.0
13) Do you currently have any of the following roles here? (Mark all that apply.) Member of the governing board (BOARDMEM)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked139383.8
1) Checked26916.2
TOTAL1662100.0
14) Do you currently have any of the following roles here? (Mark all that apply.) Member of a congregational committee or task force (COMMTTEE)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked144486.9
1) Checked21813.1
TOTAL1662100.0
15) Do you currently have any of the following roles here? (Mark all that apply.) Leading or assisting in worship (LEDWRSHP)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked140584.5
1) Checked25715.5
TOTAL1662100.0
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 (LEADGRP)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked143486.3
1) Checked22813.7
TOTAL1662100.0
17) Do you currently have any of the following roles here? (Mark all that apply.) Choir member, musician, or choir director (CHOIRMEM)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked135781.6
1) Checked30518.4
TOTAL1662100.0
18) Do you currently have any of the following roles here? (Mark all that apply.) Sunday school, church school, or Sabbath school teacher (RELEDTCH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked132579.7
1) Checked33720.3
TOTAL1662100.0
19) Do you currently have any of the following roles here? (Mark all that apply.) Other role not listed here (OTHRROLE)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked143886.5
1) Checked22413.5
TOTAL1662100.0
20) Do you currently have any of the following roles here? (Mark all that apply.) None (NOROLE)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked96758.2
1) Checked69541.8
TOTAL1662100.0
21) To what extent do the worship services or activities of this congregation help you with everyday living? (CONGHELP)
TOTAL%
1) A great extent115270.3
2) Some extent38023.2
3) A small extent734.5
4) Not at all342.1
Missing23 
TOTAL1639100.0
22) How often do you spend time in private devotional activities (such as prayer, meditation, reading the Bible alone)? (DEVOTNL)
TOTAL%
1) Every day or most days99260.2
2) A few times a week32019.4
3) Once a week482.9
4) Occasionally20212.3
5) Hardly ever714.3
6) Never140.9
Missing15 
TOTAL1647100.0
23) Over the last year, how much have you grown in your faith? (Mark only one.) (GRWFAITH)
TOTAL%
1) No real growth603.7
2) Some growth63639.1
3) Much growth, mainly through this congregation63739.2
4) Much growth, mainly through other groups or congregations1106.8
5) Much growth, mainly through my own private activities18411.3
Missing35 
TOTAL1627100.0
24) Which statement comes closest to your view of the Bible? (Mark only one.) (BIBLE)
TOTAL%
1) The Bible is the word of God, to be taken literally word for word96158.6
2) The Bible is the word of God, to be interpreted in the light of its historical context and the Church's teachings46628.4
3) The Bible is the word of God, to be interpreted in the light of its historical context and cultural context1589.6
4) The Bible is not the word of God, but contains God's word to us201.2
5) The Bible is not the word of God, but is a valuable book20.1
6) The Bible is an ancient book with little value today10.1
7) Don't know332.0
Missing21 
TOTAL1641100.0
25) Do you agree or disagree with this statement: 'All the different religions are equally good ways of helping a person find ultimate truth'? (ALLGOOD)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree925.6
2) Agree23514.4
3) Neutral or unsure25115.4
4) Disagree44127.0
5) Strongly agree61537.6
Missing28 
TOTAL1634100.0
26) Do you agree or disagree: 'My spiritual needs are being met in this congregation or parish'? (NEEDSMET)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree63539.1
2) Agree75446.4
3) Neutral or unsure18711.5
4) Disagree412.5
5) Strongly agree80.5
Missing37 
TOTAL1625100.0
27) Which one of the following best describes your readiness to talk to others about your faith? (Mark only one.) (TALKFTH)
TOTAL%
1) I do not have faith, so the question is not applicable140.9
2) I do not talk about my faith; my life and actions are sufficient784.8
3) I find it hard to talk about my faith in ordinary language23814.6
4) I mostly feel at ease talking about my faith and do so if it comes up85552.5
5) I feel at ease talking about my faith and seek opportunities to do so44527.3
Missing32 
TOTAL1630100.0
28) Have you ever had a conversion experience or a moment of decisive faith commitment? (CONVEXP)
TOTAL%
1) Yes126279.9
2) No945.9
3) Not sure22414.2
Missing82 
TOTAL1580100.0
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 (OTHSERV)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked124474.8
1) Checked41825.2
TOTAL1662100.0
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 (OTHADVO)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked159896.1
1) Checked643.9
TOTAL1662100.0
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 (NOINVOTH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked49629.8
1) Checked116670.2
TOTAL1662100.0
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? (INVITE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, and I have done so in the past 12 months100562.0
2) Yes, but I have not done so in the past 12 months47129.1
3) No, probably not724.4
4) No, definitely not60.4
5) Don't know664.1
Missing42 
TOTAL1620100.0
33) In the past 12 months, have you done any of the following? (Mark all that apply.) Loaned money to someone outside your family (LOANED)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked114769.0
1) Checked51531.0
TOTAL1662100.0
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 (CARED)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked125075.2
1) Checked41224.8
TOTAL1662100.0
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 (FINDJOB)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked131579.1
1) Checked34720.9
TOTAL1662100.0
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 (PREPFOOD)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked83150.0
1) Checked83150.0
TOTAL1662100.0
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 (VOTED08)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked37022.3
1) Checked129277.7
TOTAL1662100.0
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) (DONATED)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked66740.1
1) Checked99559.9
TOTAL1662100.0
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 (WORKSOLV)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked142885.9
1) Checked23414.1
TOTAL1662100.0
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 (CONTACT)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked144987.2
1) Checked21312.8
TOTAL1662100.0
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 (CONTRIB)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked150890.7
1) Checked1549.3
TOTAL1662100.0
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 (SPOKEMTG)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked144386.8
1) Checked21913.2
TOTAL1662100.0
43) In the past 12 months, have you done any of the following? (Mark all that apply.) Went on a mission or service trip (MISSION)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked150690.6
1) Checked1569.4
TOTAL1662100.0
44) How satisfied are you with what is offered here for children and youth (less than 19 years of age)? (OFFRYTH)
TOTAL%
1) Very satisfied48529.9
2) Satisfied59036.4
3) Mixed feelings32219.9
4) Dissatisfied704.3
5) Very dissatisfied261.6
6) Not sure or not applicable1287.9
Missing41 
TOTAL1621100.0
45) Do you have any close friends in this congregation? (CONGFRND)
TOTAL%
1) No, I have little contact with others from this congregation outside of activities1318.0
2) No, I have some friends in this congregation, but my closest friends are not involved here19011.7
3) Yes, I have some close friends here as well as other close friends who are not part of this congregation93757.5
4) Yes, most of my closest friends are part of this congregation37222.8
Missing32 
TOTAL1630100.0
46) Does this congregation have a clear vision, goals, or direction for its ministry and mission? (VISION)
TOTAL%
1) I am not aware of such a vision, goals, or direction1106.9
2) There are ideas but no clear vision, goals, or direction18311.5
3) Yes, and I am strongly committed to them81251.2
4) Yes, and I am partly committed to them38224.1
5) Yes, but I am not committed to them996.2
Missing76 
TOTAL1586100.0
47) Which one statement best describes your involvement in the making of important decisions in this congregation? (INVDECID)
TOTAL%
1) I have been given the opportunity and often participate in decision-making40025.9
2) I have been given the opportunity and occasionally get involved in decision-making35723.2
3) I have been given the opportunity but don't usually get involved in decision-making36923.9
4) I have not been given an opportunity to be involved and this is fine with me34722.5
5) I have not been given an opportunity to be involved and I am not happy about this694.5
Missing120 
TOTAL1542100.0
48) Do you have a strong sense of belonging to this congregation? (BELONGNG)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, a strong sense of belonging that is growing91256.4
2) Yes, a strong sense--about the same as last year34721.4
3) Yes, but perhaps not as strong as in the past16410.1
4) No, but I am new here654.0
5) No, and I wish I did by now362.2
6) No, but I am happy as I am493.0
7) Not applicable452.8
Missing44 
TOTAL1618100.0
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 (TRADHYMN)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked66139.8
1) Checked100160.2
TOTAL1662100.0
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 (PRAISMUS)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked80748.6
1) Checked85551.4
TOTAL1662100.0
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 (CONTHYMN)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked134180.7
1) Checked32119.3
TOTAL1662100.0
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) (OTHCNTMP)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked137282.6
1) Checked29017.4
TOTAL1662100.0
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 (PSALMS)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked165199.3
1) Checked110.7
TOTAL1662100.0
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 (CLASSMUS)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked163998.6
1) Checked231.4
TOTAL1662100.0
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) (CHANTS)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked166199.9
1) Checked10.1
TOTAL1662100.0
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 (MULTICUL)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked160696.6
1) Checked563.4
TOTAL1662100.0
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 (GOSPEL)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked127676.8
1) Checked38623.2
TOTAL1662100.0
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 hymns (NOMUSIC)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked165799.7
1) Checked50.3
TOTAL1662100.0
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 (DKMUSIC)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked162297.6
1) Checked402.4
TOTAL1662100.0
60) Do you agree or disagree: 'In general, there is a good match between our congregation and our minister, pastor, priest or rabbi'? (GOODMTCH)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree89455.4
2) Agree52432.5
3) Neutral or unsure1549.5
4) Disagree342.1
5) Strongly disagree70.4
Missing49 
TOTAL1613100.0
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 (SOCJUST)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked153992.6
1) Checked1237.4
TOTAL1662100.0
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 (REACH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked116370.0
1) Checked49930.0
TOTAL1662100.0
63) Which of the following aspects of this congregation do you personally most value? (Mark up to three.) Traditional style of worship or music (TRADSTYL)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked130078.2
1) Checked36221.8
TOTAL1662100.0
64) Which of the following aspects of this congregation do you personally most value? (Mark up to three.) Contemporary style of worship or music (CONTSTYL)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked142285.6
1) Checked24014.4
TOTAL1662100.0
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 (SHARCOMM)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked131278.9
1) Checked35021.1
TOTAL1662100.0
66) Which of the following aspects of this congregation do you personally most value? (Mark up to three.) Social activities or meeting new people (SOCLACT)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked142585.7
1) Checked23714.3
TOTAL1662100.0
67) Which of the following aspects of this congregation do you personally most value? (Mark up to three.) Sermons, preaching, or homilies (SERMONS)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked97258.5
1) Checked69041.5
TOTAL1662100.0
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 (BIBLSTDY)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked120572.5
1) Checked45727.5
TOTAL1662100.0
69) Which of the following aspects of this congregation do you personally most value? (Mark up to three.) Ministry for children or youth (KIDMNSTR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked125075.2
1) Checked41224.8
TOTAL1662100.0
70) Which of the following aspects of this congregation do you personally most value? (Mark up to three.) Prayer ministry for one another (PRAYMNST)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked127776.8
1) Checked38523.2
TOTAL1662100.0
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 (CAREOTHR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked132980.0
1) Checked33320.0
TOTAL1662100.0
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 (CONGSCHL)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked163598.4
1) Checked271.6
TOTAL1662100.0
73) Which of the following aspects of this congregation do you personally most value? (Mark up to three.) Openness to social diversity (DIVERSTY)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked158595.4
1) Checked774.6
TOTAL1662100.0
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 (ADLTSCHL)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked151190.9
1) Checked1519.1
TOTAL1662100.0
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 life20012.7
2) No, before coming here I had not been attending any congregation for several years20112.7
3) No, before coming here I had never regularly attended976.1
4) Yes, immediately prior to coming here, I was participating in another congregation108068.4
Missing84 
TOTAL1578100.0
76) Before you started coming here, what type of congregation did you attend? (Mark only one.) (OTHRTYPE)
TOTAL%
1) Assembly of God734.6
2) Baptist22914.6
3) Catholic855.4
4) Episcopal40.3
5) Lutheran251.6
6) Methodist1308.3
7) Nazarene51032.4
8) Non-denominational1348.5
9) Pentecostal412.6
10) Presbyterian271.7
11) Seventh-day Adventist30.2
12) United Church of Christ171.1
13) Other1519.6
14) I did not attend another congregation before coming here1449.2
Missing89 
TOTAL1573100.0
77) In what year were you born? 19__ (YEARBRN)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL160356.64919
78) Are you: (GENDER)
TOTAL%
1) Female94761.0
2) Male60539.0
Missing110 
TOTAL1552100.0
79) What is your employment status? (Mark all that apply.) Employed or self-employed full-time (FULLTIME)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked92455.6
1) Checked73844.4
TOTAL1662100.0
80) What is your employment status? (Mark all that apply.) Employed or self-employed part-time (PARTTIME)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked147488.7
1) Checked18811.3
TOTAL1662100.0
81) What is your employment status? (Mark all that apply.) Unemployed (UNEMPLYD)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked158595.4
1) Checked774.6
TOTAL1662100.0
82) What is your employment status? (Mark all that apply.) Retired (RETIRED)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked125475.5
1) Checked40824.5
TOTAL1662100.0
83) What is your employment status? (Mark all that apply.) Full-time homemaker (HOMEMAKR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked153392.2
1) Checked1297.8
TOTAL1662100.0
84) What is your employment status? (Mark all that apply.) Student (STUDENT)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked151991.4
1) Checked1438.6
TOTAL1662100.0
85) What is your employment status? (Mark all that apply.) Other (OTHEREMP)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked159495.9
1) Checked684.1
TOTAL1662100.0
86) What is the highest educational level you have completed? (EDUC)
TOTAL%
1) No formal schooling40.2
2) Primary school through eighth grade (K-8)483.0
3) Some high school16110.0
4) Completed high school67441.8
5) Trade certificate1247.7
6) Associate degree18811.7
7) Bachelor's degree from a university or college27917.3
8) Master's, doctorate, or other graduate degree1358.4
Missing49 
TOTAL1613100.0
87) What is your present marital status? (Mark only one.) (MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Never married21913.6
2) In first marriage78949.0
3) Remarried after divorce24415.2
4) Remarried after death of spouse442.7
5) Living in a committed relationship241.5
6) Separated201.2
7) Divorced1267.8
8) Widowed1448.9
Missing52 
TOTAL1610100.0
88) Do you have a spouse or partner who is also completing a survey here? (SPOUSSUR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes85554.8
2) No70545.2
Missing102 
TOTAL1560100.0
89) What is your race or origin? (Mark all that apply.) Asian or Pacific Islander (ASIAN)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked164699.0
1) Checked161.0
TOTAL1662100.0
90) What is your race or origin? (Mark all that apply.) Black or African American (BLACK)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked161196.9
1) Checked513.1
TOTAL1662100.0
91) What is your race or origin? (Mark all that apply.) Hispanic, Latino or Spanish origin (HISPANIC)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked161597.2
1) Checked472.8
TOTAL1662100.0
92) What is your race or origin? (Mark all that apply.) Indian (American) or Alaska Native (NATAMER)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked162998.0
1) Checked332.0
TOTAL1662100.0
93) What is your race or origin? (Mark all that apply.) White or Caucasian (WHITE)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked17910.8
1) Checked148389.2
TOTAL1662100.0
94) What is your race or origin? (Mark all that apply.) Some other race (OTHRRACE)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked164799.1
1) Checked150.9
TOTAL1662100.0
95) Where were you born? (WHEREBRN)
TOTAL%
1) In the United States152594.1
2) In another English-speaking country563.5
3) In a non-English-speaking country402.5
Missing41 
TOTAL1621100.0
96) Where were your parents born? (PARBORN)
TOTAL%
1) Both born in the United States144488.9
2) Only father born in the United States412.5
3) Only mother born in the United States372.3
4) Both father and mother born in another country1026.3
Missing38 
TOTAL1624100.0
97) Where did you live when you were five years old? (WHERE5)
TOTAL%
1) In the United States149894.4
2) In another country895.6
Missing75 
TOTAL1587100.0
98) When you were five years old, was English your primary language? (ENGLISH)
TOTAL%
1) Yes152096.9
2) No493.1
Missing93 
TOTAL1569100.0
99) Which statement best describes the people who currently live in your household? (HHOLD)
TOTAL%
1) I live alone22113.8
2) A couple without children50231.4
3) One adult with child/children996.2
4) Two or more adults with child/children61938.7
5) Some adults living in the same household1589.9
Missing63 
TOTAL1599100.0
100) About how much do you give financially to this congregation? (GIVECONG)
TOTAL%
1) I give 10 percent or more of net income regularly91858.0
2) I give about five percent to nine percent of net income regularly25015.8
3) I give less than five percent of net income regularly1268.0
4) I give a small amount whenever I am here20312.8
5) I do not contribute financially here865.4
Missing79 
TOTAL1583100.0
101) Which of the following describes your total annual household income before taxes? (HHINC)
TOTAL%
1) Less than $10,0001319.1
2) $10,000 to $24,99928319.7
3) $25,000 to $49,99941328.7
4) $50,000 to $74,99929720.7
5) $75,000 to $99,99915610.8
6) $100,000 to $124,999714.9
7) $125,000 to $149,999382.6
8) $150,000 or more493.4
Missing224 
TOTAL1438100.0
102) How many people in your household (including you) are: Less than six years old (HHLESS6)
TOTAL%
0) 143286.2
1) 1639.8
2) 593.5
3) 40.2
4) 20.1
5) 10.1
9) 10.1
TOTAL1662100.0
103) How many people in your household (including you) are: Six to 12 years old (HH6TO12)
TOTAL%
0) 137582.7
1) 18010.8
2) 875.2
3) 171.0
4) 30.2
TOTAL1662100.0
104) How many people in your household (including you) are: 13 to 18 years old (HH13TO18)
TOTAL%
0) 130978.8
1) 22013.2
2) 1106.6
3) 231.4
TOTAL1662100.0
105) How many people in your household (including you) are: 19 to 24 years old (HH19TO24)
TOTAL%
0) 139984.2
1) 18911.4
2) 553.3
3) 150.9
4) 30.2
5) 10.1
TOTAL1662100.0
106) How many people in your household (including you) are: 25 years old or older (HH25OLDR)
TOTAL%
0) 18110.9
1) 40624.4
2) 94857.0
3) 1006.0
4) 211.3
5) 20.1
6) 30.2
7) 10.1
TOTAL1662100.0
107) How many people in your household (including you) participate here: Less than six years old (PRTLESS6)
TOTAL%
0) 143686.4
1) 1639.8
2) 533.2
3) 60.4
4) 30.2
5) 10.1
TOTAL1662100.0
108) How many people in your household (including you) participate here: 6 to 12 years old (PRT6TO12)
TOTAL%
0) 139083.6
1) 17210.3
2) 794.8
3) 171.0
4) 40.2
TOTAL1662100.0
109) How many people in your household (including you) participate here: 13 to 18 years old (PR13TO18)
TOTAL%
0) 135581.5
1) 20212.2
2) 845.1
3) 201.2
9) 10.1
TOTAL1662100.0
110) How many people in your household (including you) participate here: 19 to 24 years old (PR19TO24)
TOTAL%
0) 148789.5
1) 1317.9
2) 342.0
3) 90.5
4) 10.1
TOTAL1662100.0
111) How many people in your household (including you) participate here: 25 years old or older (PR25OLDR)
TOTAL%
0) 25915.6
1) 45927.6
2) 87652.7
3) 593.5
4) 60.4
5) 10.1
6) 20.1
TOTAL1662100.0
112) How many children of any age do you have, whether they live at home or elsewhere? Please write the number: (NUMBCHLD)
TOTAL%
0) 030318.3
1) 118611.3
2) 245427.5
3) 330218.3
4) 418111.0
5) 5633.8
6) 6291.8
7) 7130.8
8) 890.5
9) 980.5
10) 1020.1
98) Checked20.1
99) Left blank1006.1
Missing10 
TOTAL1652100.0
113) How many of your children of any age live at home with you? Please write the number: (CHLDHOME)
TOTAL%
0) 089754.2
1) 128117.0
2) 222913.8
3) 3764.6
4) 4332.0
5) 5100.6
6) 640.2
8) 830.2
99) Left blank1237.4
Missing6 
TOTAL1656100.0
114) How long does it usually take you to get there? (HOWLONG)
TOTAL%
1) One-five minutes29621.6
2) Six-10 minutes40329.4
3) 11-15 minutes28420.7
4) 16-20 minutes18413.4
5) 21-30 minutes15111.0
6) More than 30 minutes533.9
Missing291 
TOTAL1371100.0
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? (MORELESS)
TOTAL%
1) Participate more46234.0
2) About the same participation60044.2
3) Participate less18713.8
4) Not applicable (been coming less than 2 years)1098.0
Missing304 
TOTAL1358100.0
116) Have this congregation's leaders encouraged you to find and use your gifts and skills here? (USEGIFTS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, to a great extent48135.6
2) Yes, to some extent50437.3
3) Yes, to a small extent19514.4
4) Not at all826.1
5) Don't know896.6
Missing311 
TOTAL1351100.0
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 (SENSEGOD)
TOTAL%
1) Always57042.8
2) Usually55241.4
3) Sometimes18013.5
4) Rarely302.3
Missing330 
TOTAL1332100.0
118) How often do you experience the following during worship services at this congregation? (Mark one response in every row.) Inspiration (INSPIRTN)
TOTAL%
1) Always44634.5
2) Usually57044.2
3) Sometimes25319.6
4) Rarely221.7
Missing371 
TOTAL1291100.0
119) How often do you experience the following during worship services at this congregation? (Mark one response in every row.) Boredom (BOREDOM)
TOTAL%
1) Always171.4
2) Usually484.0
3) Sometimes32726.9
4) Rarely82367.7
Missing447 
TOTAL1215100.0
120) How often do you experience the following during worship services at this congregation? (Mark one response in every row.) Awe or mystery (AWE)
TOTAL%
1) Always937.9
2) Usually22619.2
3) Sometimes60551.4
4) Rarely25421.6
Missing484 
TOTAL1178100.0
121) How often do you experience the following during worship services at this congregation? (Mark one response in every row.) Joy (JOY)
TOTAL%
1) Always44935.1
2) Usually57545.0
3) Sometimes22017.2
4) Rarely352.7
Missing383 
TOTAL1279100.0
122) How often do you experience the following during worship services at this congregation? (Mark one response in every row.) Frustration (FRUSTRAT)
TOTAL%
1) Always121.0
2) Usually473.9
3) Sometimes33527.6
4) Rarely81967.5
Missing449 
TOTAL1213100.0
123) How often do you experience the following during worship services at this congregation? (Mark one response in every row.) Spontaneity (SPONTNTY)
TOTAL%
1) Always796.6
2) Usually27923.4
3) Sometimes61851.8
4) Rarely21818.3
Missing468 
TOTAL1194100.0
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 (FULFILL)
TOTAL%
1) Always23519.1
2) Usually53943.9
3) Sometimes34528.1
4) Rarely1098.9
Missing434 
TOTAL1228100.0
125) Do you agree or disagree: 'Only followers of Jesus Christ can be saved'? (ONLYJC)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree78958.3
2) Agree24418.0
3) Neutral or unsure846.2
4) Disagree14210.5
5) Strongly disagree946.9
Missing309 
TOTAL1353100.0
126) Do you agree or disagree: 'I have a sense of excitement about our congregation's future'? (EXCITE)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree50237.2
2) Agree58543.3
3) Neutral or unsure23517.4
4) Disagree251.9
5) Strongly disagree40.3
Missing311 
TOTAL1351100.0
127) Over the last two years, has there been any conflict in this congregation? (Mark only one.) (CONFLICT)
TOTAL%
1) No conflict that I am aware of54840.1
2) Some minor conflict47034.4
3) Major conflict473.4
4) Major conflict, with leaders or people leaving826.0
5) Don't know21916.0
Missing296 
TOTAL1366100.0
128) Of the following, which one best describes your opinion of the future directions of this congregation? (FUTURE)
TOTAL%
1) We need to get back to the way we did things in the past664.9
2) We are faithfully maintaining past directions1329.8
3) We are currently deciding on new directions29922.2
4) We are currently moving in new directions50437.4
5) We need to rethink where we are heading936.9
6) Our future is very unclear or doubtful221.6
7) Don't know23117.1
Missing315 
TOTAL1347100.0
129) Do you agree or disagree: 'This congregation is always ready to try something new'? (TRYNEW)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree17613.1
2) Agree57843.1
3) Neutral or unsure46234.5
4) Disagree1078.0
5) Strongly disagree181.3
Missing321 
TOTAL1341100.0
130) To what extent does the minister, pastor, or priest here take into account the ideas of those who worship here? (IDEAS)
TOTAL%
1) A great extent66549.1
2) Some extent43632.2
3) A small extent755.5
4) Not at all141.0
5) Don't know16412.1
6) There is currently no leader here10.1
Missing307 
TOTAL1355100.0
131) Which of the following is the best description of the style of leadership of your pastor, minister, or priest? (LEADSTYL)
TOTAL%
1) Leadership that tends to take charge28020.8
2) Leadership that inspires people to take action74255.2
3) Leadership that acts on goals that people here have been involved in setting17212.8
4) Leadership where the people start most things352.6
5) There is currently no leader here20.1
6) Don't know1148.5
Missing317 
TOTAL1345100.0
132) Do you agree or disagree: 'God is directly involved in worldly affairs'? (GODINVLV)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree81960.4
2) Agree37827.9
3) Neutral or unsure1057.7
4) Disagree423.1
5) Strongly disagree131.0
Missing305 
TOTAL1357100.0
133) Do you agree or disagree: 'God is angered by human sin'? (GODANGER)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree83361.4
2) Agree35926.5
3) Neutral or unsure876.4
4) Disagree644.7
5) Strongly disagree141.0
Missing305 
TOTAL1357100.0
134) Which of the following terms best describes your current stand on theological issues? (THEOLOGY)
TOTAL%
1) Very conservative30923.3
2) Conservative70052.9
3) Right in the middle25819.5
4) Liberal493.7
5) Very liberal80.6
Missing338 
TOTAL1324100.0
135) Survey form ID (FORMID)
TOTAL%
9636) 24214.6
18830) 142085.4
TOTAL1662100.0
136) Congregation ID (CONGREGA)
137) Year (YEAR)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL16031956.64919
138) Age (AGE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL159351.41719
139) Age group (AGEGRP)
TOTAL%
1) 15-2416510.4
2) 25-4438924.4
3) 45-6460838.2
4) 65 and older43127.1
Missing69 
TOTAL1593100.0
140) I-AGE: Age group (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-AGE)
TOTAL%
1) 15-2416510.4
2) 25-4438924.4
3) 45-6460838.2
4) 65 and older43127.1
Missing69 
TOTAL1593100.0
141) I-ATTEND: How often do you go to worship services at this congregation? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-ATTEND)
TOTAL%
1) This is my first time201.2
2) Hardly ever or special occasions only332.0
3) Less than once a month120.7
4) Once a month191.2
5) Two or three times a month1267.6
6) Once a week or more144187.3
Missing11 
TOTAL1651100.0
142) I-EDUC: What is the highest educational level you have completed? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-EDUC)
TOTAL%
1) Some high school or less21313.2
2) Completed high school67441.8
3) Trade certificate1247.7
4) Associate degree18811.7
5) Bachelor's degree from a university or college27917.3
6) Master's, doctorate, or other graduate degree1358.4
Missing49 
TOTAL1613100.0
143) I-GENDER: Are you: (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-GENDER)
TOTAL%
1) Female94761.0
2) Male60539.0
Missing110 
TOTAL1552100.0
144) I-THEOLOGY: Which of the following terms best describes your current stand on theological issues? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-THEOLOGY)
TOTAL%
1) Very conservative30923.3
2) Conservative70052.9
3) Right in the middle25819.5
4) Liberal493.7
5) Very liberal80.6
Missing338 
TOTAL1324100.0