U.S. Congregational Life Survey, Wave 2, 2008/2009, Seventh-Day Adventist Church 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? (ATTEND)
TOTAL%
1) This is my first time312.0
2) Hardly ever or special occasions only372.4
3) Less than once a month181.2
4) Once a month271.7
5) Two or three times a month17111.1
6) Usually every week103867.1
7) More than once a week22514.5
Missing13 
TOTAL1547100.0
2) How long have you been going to worship services or activities at this congregation? (LNGATTND)
TOTAL%
1) Less than one year1419.1
2) One to two years1388.9
3) Three to five years18812.2
4) Six to 10 years25516.5
5) 11-20 years28918.7
6) More than 20 years48331.3
7) I am visiting from another congregation362.3
8) I am visiting and do not regularly go anywhere else120.8
Missing18 
TOTAL1542100.0
3) Are you currently a member of this congregation? (CURRMEMB)
TOTAL%
1) Yes122980.1
2) No, but I'm in the process of becoming a member634.1
3) No, but I regularly participate here1308.5
4) No1137.4
Missing25 
TOTAL1535100.0
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 checked70044.9
1) Checked86055.1
TOTAL1560100.0
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 checked107869.1
1) Checked48230.9
TOTAL1560100.0
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 checked101064.7
1) Checked55035.3
TOTAL1560100.0
7) Are you regularly involved in any group activities here? (Mark all that apply.) No, we have no group activities (NOGRP)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked150796.6
1) Checked533.4
TOTAL1560100.0
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 checked116074.4
1) Checked40025.6
TOTAL1560100.0
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 checked106868.5
1) Checked49231.5
TOTAL1560100.0
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 checked119076.3
1) Checked37023.7
TOTAL1560100.0
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 checked149495.8
1) Checked664.2
TOTAL1560100.0
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 checked80451.5
1) Checked75648.5
TOTAL1560100.0
13) Do you currently have any of the following roles here? (Mark all that apply.) Member of the governing board (BOARDMEM)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked129883.2
1) Checked26216.8
TOTAL1560100.0
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 checked137488.1
1) Checked18611.9
TOTAL1560100.0
15) Do you currently have any of the following roles here? (Mark all that apply.) Leading or assisting in worship (LEDWRSHP)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked124179.6
1) Checked31920.4
TOTAL1560100.0
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 checked132484.9
1) Checked23615.1
TOTAL1560100.0
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 checked134386.1
1) Checked21713.9
TOTAL1560100.0
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 checked125580.4
1) Checked30519.6
TOTAL1560100.0
19) Do you currently have any of the following roles here? (Mark all that apply.) Other role not listed here (OTHRROLE)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked128782.5
1) Checked27317.5
TOTAL1560100.0
20) Do you currently have any of the following roles here? (Mark all that apply.) None (NOROLE)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked98262.9
1) Checked57837.1
TOTAL1560100.0
21) To what extent do the worship services or activities of this congregation help you with everyday living? (CONGHELP)
TOTAL%
1) A great extent99665.4
2) Some extent38725.4
3) A small extent1067.0
4) Not at all332.2
Missing38 
TOTAL1522100.0
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 days104567.8
2) A few times a week27017.5
3) Once a week392.5
4) Occasionally1328.6
5) Hardly ever483.1
6) Never80.5
Missing18 
TOTAL1542100.0
23) Over the last year, how much have you grown in your faith? (Mark only one.) (GRWFAITH)
TOTAL%
1) No real growth815.3
2) Some growth56637.1
3) Much growth, mainly through this congregation45229.6
4) Much growth, mainly through other groups or congregations936.1
5) Much growth, mainly through my own private activities33421.9
Missing34 
TOTAL1526100.0
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 word82353.8
2) The Bible is the word of God, to be interpreted in the light of its historical context and the Church's teachings42427.7
3) The Bible is the word of God, to be interpreted in the light of its historical context and cultural context24916.3
4) The Bible is not the word of God, but contains God's word to us120.8
5) The Bible is not the word of God, but is a valuable book50.3
6) The Bible is an ancient book with little value today10.1
7) Don't know161.0
Missing30 
TOTAL1530100.0
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 agree1177.7
2) Agree26517.4
3) Neutral or unsure25016.4
4) Disagree52734.6
5) Strongly disagree36423.9
Missing37 
TOTAL1523100.0
26) Do you agree or disagree: 'My spiritual needs are being met in this congregation or parish'? (NEEDSMET)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree50833.5
2) Agree68745.3
3) Neutral or unsure22114.6
4) Disagree765.0
5) Strongly disagree251.6
Missing43 
TOTAL1517100.0
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 applicable90.6
2) I do not talk about my faith; my life and actions are sufficient644.2
3) I find it hard to talk about my faith in ordinary language18011.9
4) I mostly feel at ease talking about my faith and do so if it comes up83455.0
5) I feel at ease talking about my faith and seek opportunities to do so42828.3
Missing45 
TOTAL1515100.0
28) Have you ever had a conversion experience or a moment of decisive faith commitment? (CONVEXP)
TOTAL%
1) Yes110275.8
2) No14610.0
3) Not sure20614.2
Missing106 
TOTAL1454100.0
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 checked117175.1
1) Checked38924.9
TOTAL1560100.0
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 checked150796.6
1) Checked533.4
TOTAL1560100.0
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 checked51232.8
1) Checked104867.2
TOTAL1560100.0
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 months67446.2
2) Yes, but I have not done so in the past 12 months57539.4
3) No, probably not1178.0
4) No, definitely not130.9
5) Don't know805.5
Missing101 
TOTAL1459100.0
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 checked107969.2
1) Checked48130.8
TOTAL1560100.0
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 checked116674.7
1) Checked39425.3
TOTAL1560100.0
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 checked121878.1
1) Checked34221.9
TOTAL1560100.0
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 checked81152.0
1) Checked74948.0
TOTAL1560100.0
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 checked63240.5
1) Checked92859.5
TOTAL1560100.0
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 checked68844.1
1) Checked87255.9
TOTAL1560100.0
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 checked134085.9
1) Checked22014.1
TOTAL1560100.0
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 checked141390.6
1) Checked1479.4
TOTAL1560100.0
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 checked144992.9
1) Checked1117.1
TOTAL1560100.0
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 checked132484.9
1) Checked23615.1
TOTAL1560100.0
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 checked138488.7
1) Checked17611.3
TOTAL1560100.0
44) How satisfied are you with what is offered here for children and youth (less than 19 years of age)? (OFFRYTH)
TOTAL%
1) Very satisfied42628.9
2) Satisfied48933.2
3) Mixed feelings29419.9
4) Dissatisfied896.0
5) Very dissatisfied302.0
6) Not sure or not applicable14710.0
Missing85 
TOTAL1475100.0
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 activities here1278.6
2) No, I have some friends in this congregation, but my closest friends are not involved here16811.3
3) Yes, I have some close friends here as well as other close friends who are not part of this congregation83456.3
4) Yes, most of my closest friends are part of this congregation35223.8
Missing79 
TOTAL1481100.0
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 direction1268.8
2) There are ideas but no clear vision, goals, or direction24116.7
3) Yes, and I am strongly committed to them69248.1
4) Yes, and I am partly committed to them28820.0
5) Yes, but I am not committed to them936.5
Missing120 
TOTAL1440100.0
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-making33523.9
2) I have been given the opportunity and occasionally get involved in decision-making34824.8
3) I have been given the opportunity but don't usually get involved in decision-making30621.8
4) I have not been given an opportunity to be involved and this is fine with me35925.6
5) I have not been given an opportunity to be involved and I am not happy about this553.9
Missing157 
TOTAL1403100.0
48) Do you have a strong sense of belonging to this congregation? (BELONGNG)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, a strong sense of belonging that is growing76452.2
2) Yes, a strong sense--about the same as last year34223.4
3) Yes, but perhaps not as strong as in the past1359.2
4) No, but I am new here694.7
5) No, and I wish I did by now453.1
6) No, but I am happy as I am563.8
7) Not applicable523.6
Missing97 
TOTAL1463100.0
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 checked58237.3
1) Checked97862.7
TOTAL1560100.0
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 checked88856.9
1) Checked67243.1
TOTAL1560100.0
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 checked135787.0
1) Checked20313.0
TOTAL1560100.0
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 checked139989.7
1) Checked16110.3
TOTAL1560100.0
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 checked153198.1
1) Checked291.9
TOTAL1560100.0
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 checked139389.3
1) Checked16710.7
TOTAL1560100.0
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 checked155799.8
1) Checked30.2
TOTAL1560100.0
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 checked147894.7
1) Checked825.3
TOTAL1560100.0
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 checked119776.7
1) Checked36323.3
TOTAL1560100.0
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 (NOMUSIC)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked155399.6
1) Checked70.4
TOTAL1560100.0
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 checked153198.1
1) Checked291.9
TOTAL1560100.0
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 agree61241.9
2) Agree56438.6
3) Neutral or unsure19913.6
4) Disagree362.5
5) Strongly disagree171.2
6) There is currently no leader here322.2
Missing100 
TOTAL1460100.0
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 checked138989.0
1) Checked17111.0
TOTAL1560100.0
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 checked117975.6
1) Checked38124.4
TOTAL1560100.0
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 checked113672.8
1) Checked42427.2
TOTAL1560100.0
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 checked144492.6
1) Checked1167.4
TOTAL1560100.0
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 checked132484.9
1) Checked23615.1
TOTAL1560100.0
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 checked128782.5
1) Checked27317.5
TOTAL1560100.0
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 checked101565.1
1) Checked54534.9
TOTAL1560100.0
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 checked120377.1
1) Checked35722.9
TOTAL1560100.0
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 checked123178.9
1) Checked32921.1
TOTAL1560100.0
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 checked136287.3
1) Checked19812.7
TOTAL1560100.0
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 checked130983.9
1) Checked25116.1
TOTAL1560100.0
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 checked141390.6
1) Checked1479.4
TOTAL1560100.0
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 checked140189.8
1) Checked15910.2
TOTAL1560100.0
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 checked124779.9
1) Checked31320.1
TOTAL1560100.0
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 life25517.6
2) No, before coming here I had not been attending any congregation for several years1349.2
3) No, before coming here I had never regularly attended1057.2
4) Yes, immediately prior to coming here, I was participating in another congregation95665.9
Missing110 
TOTAL1450100.0
76) Before you started coming here, what type of congregation did you attend? (Mark only one.) (OTHRTYPE)
TOTAL%
1) Assembly of God161.1
2) Baptist815.6
3) Catholic835.7
4) Episcopal90.6
5) Lutheran181.2
6) Methodist322.2
7) Nazarene50.3
8) Non-denominational211.5
9) Pentecostal151.0
10) Presbyterian130.9
11) Seventh-day Adventist94765.6
12) United Church of Christ70.5
13) Other443.0
14) I did not attend another congregation before coming here15310.6
Missing116 
TOTAL1444100.0
77) In what year were you born? 19__ (YEARBRN)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL148455.18219
78) Are you: (GENDER)
TOTAL%
1) Female82958.6
2) Male58541.4
Missing146 
TOTAL1414100.0
79) What is your employment status? (Mark all that apply.) Employed or self-employed full-time (FULLTIME)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked93960.2
1) Checked62139.8
TOTAL1560100.0
80) What is your employment status? (Mark all that apply.) Employed or self-employed part-time (PARTTIME)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked135386.7
1) Checked20713.3
TOTAL1560100.0
81) What is your employment status? (Mark all that apply.) Unemployed (UNEMPLYD)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked147794.7
1) Checked835.3
TOTAL1560100.0
82) What is your employment status? (Mark all that apply.) Retired (RETIRED)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked118776.1
1) Checked37323.9
TOTAL1560100.0
83) What is your employment status? (Mark all that apply.) Full-time homemaker (HOMEMAKR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked145693.3
1) Checked1046.7
TOTAL1560100.0
84) What is your employment status? (Mark all that apply.) Student (STUDENT)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked143692.1
1) Checked1247.9
TOTAL1560100.0
85) What is your employment status? (Mark all that apply.) Other (OTHEREMP)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked151597.1
1) Checked452.9
TOTAL1560100.0
86) What is the highest educational level you have completed? (EDUC)
TOTAL%
1) No formal schooling20.1
2) Primary school through eighth grade (K-8)443.0
3) Some high school1318.9
4) Completed high school42028.6
5) Trade certificate1248.4
6) Associate degree17111.6
7) Bachelor's degree from a university or college35824.4
8) Master's, doctorate, or other graduate degree22015.0
Missing90 
TOTAL1470100.0
87) What is your present marital status? (Mark only one.) (MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Never married21014.3
2) In first marriage74450.6
3) Remarried after divorce21314.5
4) Remarried after death of spouse432.9
5) Living in a committed relationship281.9
6) Separated130.9
7) Divorced1077.3
8) Widowed1117.6
Missing91 
TOTAL1469100.0
88) Do you have a spouse or partner who is also completing a survey here? (SPOUSSUR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes73352.4
2) No66647.6
Missing161 
TOTAL1399100.0
89) What is your race or origin? (Mark all that apply.) Asian or Pacific Islander (ASIAN)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked133885.8
1) Checked22214.2
TOTAL1560100.0
90) What is your race or origin? (Mark all that apply.) Black or African American (BLACK)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked147394.4
1) Checked875.6
TOTAL1560100.0
91) What is your race or origin? (Mark all that apply.) Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish origin (HISPANIC)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked140490.0
1) Checked15610.0
TOTAL1560100.0
92) What is your race or origin? (Mark all that apply.) Indian (American) or Alaska Native (NATAMER)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked153598.4
1) Checked251.6
TOTAL1560100.0
93) What is your race or origin? (Mark all that apply.) White or Caucasian (WHITE)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked56035.9
1) Checked100064.1
TOTAL1560100.0
94) What is your race or origin? (Mark all that apply.) Some other race (OTHRRACE)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked150996.7
1) Checked513.3
TOTAL1560100.0
95) Where were you born? (WHEREBRN)
TOTAL%
1) In the United States111875.4
2) In another English-speaking country15210.2
3) In a non-English-speaking country21314.4
Missing77 
TOTAL1483100.0
96) Where were your parents born? (PARBORN)
TOTAL%
1) Both born in the United States96465.7
2) Only father born in the United States382.6
3) Only mother born in the United States493.3
4) Both father and mother born in another country41728.4
Missing92 
TOTAL1468100.0
97) Where did you live when you were five years old? (WHERE5)
TOTAL%
1) In the United States110576.9
2) In another country33123.1
Missing124 
TOTAL1436100.0
98) When you were five years old, was English your primary language? (ENGLISH)
TOTAL%
1) Yes112578.4
2) No31021.6
Missing125 
TOTAL1435100.0
99) Which statement best describes the people who currently live in your household? (HHOLD)
TOTAL%
1) I live alone19113.2
2) A couple without children45731.6
3) One adult with child/children614.2
4) Two or more adults with child/children53036.7
5) Some adults living in the same household20614.3
Missing115 
TOTAL1445100.0
100) About how much do you give financially to this congregation? (GIVECONG)
TOTAL%
1) I give 10 percent or more of net income regularly102170.5
2) I give about 5 percent to 9 percent of net income regularly1117.7
3) I give less than 5 percent of net income regularly745.1
4) I give a small amount whenever I am here15110.4
5) I do not contribute financially here926.3
Missing111 
TOTAL1449100.0
101) Which of the following describes your total annual household income before taxes? (HHINC)
TOTAL%
1) Less than $10,00016612.3
2) $10,000 to $24,99924318.0
3) $25,000 to $49,99932323.9
4) $50,000 to $74,99927820.6
5) $75,000 to $99,99913610.1
6) $100,000 to $124,999816.0
7) $125,000 to $149,999352.6
8) $150,000 or more886.5
Missing210 
TOTAL1350100.0
102) How many people in your household (including you) are: Less than six year old (HHLESS6)
TOTAL%
0) 137488.1
1) 1338.5
2) 382.4
3) 100.6
4) 20.1
5) 30.2
TOTAL1560100.0
103) How many people in your household (including you) are: six to 12 years old (HH6TO12)
TOTAL%
0) 126981.3
1) 18511.9
2) 865.5
3) 171.1
4) 20.1
7) 10.1
TOTAL1560100.0
104) How many people in your household (including you) are: 13 to 18 years old (HH13TO18)
TOTAL%
0) 123979.4
1) 22414.4
2) 835.3
3) 100.6
4) 40.3
TOTAL1560100.0
105) How many people in your household (including you) are: 19 to 24 years old (HH19TO24)
TOTAL%
0) 133985.8
1) 15910.2
2) 432.8
3) 140.9
4) 40.3
5) 10.1
TOTAL1560100.0
106) How many people in your household (including you) are: 25 years old or older (HH25OLDR)
TOTAL%
0) 18912.1
1) 33021.2
2) 84954.4
3) 1237.9
4) 483.1
5) 120.8
6) 30.2
7) 40.3
8) 10.1
9) 10.1
TOTAL1560100.0
107) How many people in your household (including you) participate here: Less than six years old (PRTLESS6)
TOTAL%
0) 139289.2
1) 1197.6
2) 372.4
3) 90.6
4) 20.1
5) 10.1
TOTAL1560100.0
108) How many people in your household (including you) participate here: six to 12 years old (PRT6TO12)
TOTAL%
0) 130383.5
1) 17010.9
2) 724.6
3) 140.9
4) 10.1
TOTAL1560100.0
109) How many people in your household (including you) participate here: 13 to 18 years old (PR13TO18)
TOTAL%
0) 128682.4
1) 19812.7
2) 674.3
3) 70.4
4) 10.1
5) 10.1
TOTAL1560100.0
110) How many people in your household (including you) participate here: 19 to 24 years old (PR19TO24)
TOTAL%
0) 141991.0
1) 1046.7
2) 221.4
3) 110.7
4) 40.3
TOTAL1560100.0
111) How many people in your household (including you) participate here: 25 years old or older (PR25OLDR)
TOTAL%
0) 27217.4
1) 43627.9
2) 75548.4
3) 754.8
4) 171.1
5) 20.1
6) 10.1
7) 10.1
8) 10.1
TOTAL1560100.0
112) How many children of any age do you have, whether they live at home or elsewhere? Please write the number: (NUMBCHLD)
TOTAL%
0) 30021.2
1) 17012.0
2) 43130.5
3) 26819.0
4) 1218.6
5) 715.0
6) 282.0
7) 151.1
8) 30.2
9) 10.1
10) 20.1
11) 10.1
12) 10.1
Missing148 
TOTAL1412100.0
113) How many of your children of any age live at home with you? Please write the number: (CHLDHOME)
TOTAL%
0) 80758.2
1) 24117.4
2) 20915.1
3) 886.3
4) 271.9
5) 90.6
6) 40.3
9) 10.1
Missing174 
TOTAL1386100.0
114) How long does it usually take you to get here? (HOWLONG)
TOTAL%
1) One to five minutes17311.5
2) Six to 10 minutes31921.2
3) 11-15 minutes34022.6
4) 16-20 minutes29719.7
5) 21-30 minutes24316.1
6) More than 30 minutes1359.0
Missing53 
TOTAL1507100.0
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 more44530.2
2) About the same participation67145.6
3) Participate less24416.6
4) Not applicable (been coming less than two years)1127.6
Missing88 
TOTAL1472100.0
116) Have this congregation's leaders encouraged you to find and use your gifts and skills here? (USEGIFTS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, to a great extent47532.3
2) Yes, to some extent51835.3
3) Yes, to a small extent23816.2
4) Not at all1379.3
5) Don't know1016.9
Missing91 
TOTAL1469100.0
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) Always70248.5
2) Usually51035.2
3) Sometimes19913.7
4) Rarely372.6
Missing112 
TOTAL1448100.0
118) How often do you experience the following during worship services at this congregation? (Mark one response in every row.) Inspiration (INSPIRTN)
TOTAL%
1) Always48435.1
2) Usually58542.4
3) Sometimes26919.5
4) Rarely423.0
Missing180 
TOTAL1380100.0
119) How often do you experience the following during worship services at this congregation? (Mark one response in every row.) Boredom (BOREDOM)
TOTAL%
1) Always181.4
2) Usually624.8
3) Sometimes41532.1
4) Rarely79661.7
Missing269 
TOTAL1291100.0
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) Always937.5
2) Usually19615.9
3) Sometimes53243.2
4) Rarely41133.4
Missing328 
TOTAL1232100.0
121) How often do you experience the following during worship services at this congregation? (Mark one response in every row.) Joy (JOY)
TOTAL%
1) Always47034.7
2) Usually57142.2
3) Sometimes26119.3
4) Rarely513.8
Missing207 
TOTAL1353100.0
122) How often do you experience the following during worship services at this congregation? (Mark one response in every row.) Frustration (FRUSTRAT)
TOTAL%
1) Always161.3
2) Usually524.1
3) Sometimes33426.2
4) Rarely87468.5
Missing284 
TOTAL1276100.0
123) How often do you experience the following during worship services at this congregation? (Mark one response in every row.) Spontaneity (SPONTNTY)
TOTAL%
1) Always987.9
2) Usually25320.3
3) Sometimes56745.5
4) Rarely32826.3
Missing314 
TOTAL1246100.0
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) Always27921.3
2) Usually52239.9
3) Sometimes35527.2
4) Rarely15111.6
Missing253 
TOTAL1307100.0
125) Do you agree or disagree: 'Only followers of Jesus Christ can be saved'? (ONLYJC)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree62842.3
2) Agree35724.0
3) Neutral or unsure1379.2
4) Disagree27518.5
5) Strongly disagree896.0
Missing74 
TOTAL1486100.0
126) Do you agree or disagree: 'I have a sense of excitement about our congregation's future'? (EXCITE)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree44630.2
2) Agree67045.4
3) Neutral or unsure27918.9
4) Disagree654.4
5) Strongly disagree161.1
Missing84 
TOTAL1476100.0
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 of56338.2
2) Some minor conflict52335.5
3) Major conflict664.5
4) Major conflict, with leaders or people leaving805.4
5) Don't know24216.4
Missing86 
TOTAL1474100.0
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 past1117.6
2) We are faithfully maintaining past directions29220.1
3) We are currently deciding on new directions25817.8
4) We are currently moving in new directions36124.9
5) We need to rethink where we are heading1369.4
6) Our future is very unclear or doubtful402.8
7) Don't know25417.5
Missing108 
TOTAL1452100.0
129) Do you agree or disagree: 'This congregation is always ready to try something new'? (TRYNEW)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree14810.1
2) Agree59540.5
3) Neutral or unsure50334.2
4) Disagree18912.9
5) Strongly disagree342.3
Missing91 
TOTAL1469100.0
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 extent69847.6
2) Some extent44330.2
3) A small extent896.1
4) Not at all120.8
5) Don't know19313.2
6) There is currently no leader here302.0
Missing95 
TOTAL1465100.0
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 charge23115.8
2) Leadership that inspires people to take action68747.1
3) Leadership that acts on goals that people here have been involved in setting24616.9
4) Leadership where the people start most things876.0
5) There is currently no leader here503.4
6) Don't know15810.8
Missing101 
TOTAL1459100.0
132) Do you agree or disagree: 'God is directly involved in worldly affairs'? (GODINVLV)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree89861.0
2) Agree40527.5
3) Neutral or unsure986.7
4) Disagree533.6
5) Strongly disagree171.2
Missing89 
TOTAL1471100.0
133) Do you agree or disagree: 'God is angered by human sin'? (GODANGER)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree58039.9
2) Agree46031.6
3) Neutral or unsure15410.6
4) Disagree17912.3
5) Strongly disagree795.4
6) I don't believe in God20.1
Missing106 
TOTAL1454100.0
134) Which of the following terms best describes your current stand on theological issues? (THEOLOGY)
TOTAL%
1) Very conservative21815.1
2) Conservative74451.7
3) Right in the middle35424.6
4) Liberal1117.7
5) Very liberal130.9
Missing120 
TOTAL1440100.0
135) Survey form ID (FORM_ID)
TOTAL%
18830) 153998.7
58275) 211.3
TOTAL1560100.0
136) Congregation ID (CONGREGA)
137) Gender for HH calcs (HHGENDER)
TOTAL%
1) FEMALE82958.6
2) MALE58541.4
Missing146 
TOTAL1414100.0
138) Spouse survey for HH calcs (HHSPOUSE)
TOTAL%
1) YES73347.0
2) NO82753.0
TOTAL1560100.0
139) Year born (SURVYEAR)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL14841955.18219
140) Age (AGE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL147952.82619
141) Age group (AGEGRP)
TOTAL%
1) 15-241349.1
2) 24-4434323.2
3) 45-6457038.5
4) 65 & older43229.2
Missing81 
TOTAL1479100.0
142) Number of children (Q45NEW)
TOTAL%
0) None72546.5
1) One1338.5
2) Two32921.1
3) Three19812.7
4) Four or more17511.2
TOTAL1560100.0
143) Number of children at home (Q46NEW)
TOTAL%
0) None113672.8
1) One18111.6
2) Two1459.3
3) Three674.3
4) Four or more312.0
TOTAL1560100.0
144) I-AGE: Age (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-AGE)
TOTAL%
1) Under 30 years old19713.3
2) 30 to 39 years old17211.6
3) 40 to 49 years old24416.5
4) 50 to 59 years old30220.4
5) 60 to 69 years old25617.3
6) 70 years or older30820.8
Missing81 
TOTAL1479100.0
145) I-EDUC: What is the highest educational level you have completed? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-EDUC)
TOTAL%
3) Some high school or less17712.0
4) Completed high school42028.6
5) Trade certificate1248.4
6) Associate degree17111.6
7) Bachelor's degree from a university or college35824.4
8) Master's, doctorate, or other graduate degree22015.0
Missing90 
TOTAL1470100.0
146) I-GENDER: Are you: (for use with online analysis) (I-GENDER)
TOTAL%
1) Female82958.6
2) Male58541.4
Missing146 
TOTAL1414100.0
147) 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 conservative21815.1
2) Conservative74451.7
3) Right in the middle35424.6
4) Liberal or very liberal1248.6
Missing120 
TOTAL1440100.0
148) 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 time312.0
4) Once a month or less825.3
5) Two or three times a month17111.1
6) Usually every week103867.1
7) More than once a week22514.5
Missing13 
TOTAL1547100.0