Demographics in U.S. Congregations Survey, Parishioners

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All frequencies are raw numbers (no weights used).
1) ID & resp number (IDCHURCH)
2) City (CITY)
TOTAL%
1) Grand Rapids26437.6
2) Waco21230.2
3) Hartford22732.3
TOTAL703100.0
3) Denomination (DENOM)
TOTAL%
1) AG13419.1
2) Episc24334.6
3) UMC32646.4
TOTAL703100.0
4) Congregation (CONG)
TOTAL%
1) 121.7
2) 50.7
3) 284.0
4) 355.0
5) 81.1
6) 162.3
7) 253.6
8) 142.0
9) 152.1
10) 273.8
11) 375.3
12) 344.8
13) 223.1
14) 334.7
15) 152.1
16) 60.9
17) 243.4
18) 50.7
19) 344.8
20) 40.6
21) 314.4
23) 131.8
24) 142.0
25) 192.7
26) 81.1
27) 263.7
28) 233.3
29) 304.3
30) 243.4
31) 71.0
32) 81.1
33) 304.3
34) 334.7
35) 121.7
36) 263.7
TOTAL703100.0
5) How long have you been participating in your congregation? (LONGPART)
TOTAL%
1) Less than a year436.1
2) 1-2 years669.4
3) 3-5 years11416.2
4) 6-10 years13619.4
5) 11-20 years12617.9
6) More than 20 years21730.9
Missing1 
TOTAL702100.0
6) Are you an official member? (MEMBER)
TOTAL%
1) Yes61488.6
2) No7911.4
Missing10 
TOTAL693100.0
7) Are you regularly involved in any group activities at your church? Circle all that apply. - yes, Sunday school or church school (INVLSS)
TOTAL%
0) No circle45064.3
1) Circled25035.7
Missing3 
TOTAL700100.0
8) Are you regularly involved in any group activities at your church? Circle all that apply. - yes, in prayer, discussion or Bible study groups (INVLPRGP)
TOTAL%
0) No circle37052.9
1) Circled33047.1
Missing3 
TOTAL700100.0
9) Are you regularly involved in any group activities at your church? Circle all that apply. - yes, in fellowship, clubs or other social groups (INVLSOCG)
TOTAL%
0) No circle31745.3
1) Circled38354.7
Missing3 
TOTAL700100.0
10) Are you regularly involved in any group activities at your church? Circle all that apply. - no, my church has no group activities (INVLNOHV)
TOTAL%
0) No circle69799.6
1) Circled30.4
Missing3 
TOTAL700100.0
11) Are you regularly involved in any group activities at your church? Circle all that apply. - no, I am not regularly involved in group activities (INVLNO)
TOTAL%
0) No circle58082.9
1) Circled12017.1
Missing3 
TOTAL700100.0
12) Do you currently have any of the following roles/positions in your congregation? Circle all that apply. - member of the governing board or the congregation's leadership team (ROLELEAD)
TOTAL%
0) No circle54678.1
1) Circled15321.9
Missing4 
TOTAL699100.0
13) Do you currently have any of the following roles/positions in your congregation? Circle all that apply. - member of a congregational committee or task force (ROLECOMM)
TOTAL%
0) No circle51673.8
1) Circled18326.2
Missing4 
TOTAL699100.0
14) Do you currently have any of the following roles/positions in your congregation? Circle all that apply. - leading or assisting in worship (ROLEWOR)
TOTAL%
0) No circle57281.8
1) Circled12718.2
Missing4 
TOTAL699100.0
15) Do you currently have any of the following roles/positions in your congregation? Circle all that apply. - leader of men's, women's, youth or other small group (ROLESMGR)
TOTAL%
0) No circle59585.1
1) Circled10414.9
Missing4 
TOTAL699100.0
16) Do you currently have any of the following roles/positions in your congregation? Circle all that apply. - choir member, musician, or choir director (ROLEMUSI)
TOTAL%
0) No circle56280.4
1) Circled13719.6
Missing4 
TOTAL699100.0
17) Do your currently have any of the following roles/positions in your congregation? Circle all that apply. - Sunday school or church school teacher (ROLETEAC)
TOTAL%
0) No circle59585.1
1) Circled10414.9
Missing4 
TOTAL699100.0
18) Do you currently have any of the following roles/positions in your congregation? Circle all that apply. - other role not listed here (specify): (ROLEOTH)
TOTAL%
0) No circle50872.7
1) Circled19127.3
Missing4 
TOTAL699100.0
19) Do you currently have any of the following roles/positions in your congregation? Circle all that apply. - I am not currently involved in any church role (ROLENO)
TOTAL%
0) No circle54077.3
1) Circled15922.7
Missing4 
TOTAL699100.0
20) How did you originally decide to participate in this congregation? (START)
TOTAL%
1) I have always participated here (skip to question 8)10215.2
2) I considered several churches in the area before I chose this one33550.1
3) I chose this church without considering other area churches23134.5
4) Written in answer10.1
Missing34 
TOTAL669100.0
21) If you choose your church as an adult, which of the following were the most important reasons for you in choosing your present congregation? Please give up to five reasons for choosing your church from the list below by writing "1" for the most important characteristic, "2" for next most, etc. - friendliness of the congregation (CHFRIEND)
TOTAL%
0) No # not important20430.5
1) Most important12719.0
2) 212318.4
3) 39814.6
4) 4629.3
5) Least important355.2
8) No #, all same #203.0
Missing34 
TOTAL669100.0
22) If you choose your church as an adult, which of the following were the most important reasons for you in choosing your present congregation? Please give up to five reasons for choosing your church from the list below by writing "1" for the most important characteristic, "2" for next most, etc. - friends/family in the congregation (CHFAMILY)
TOTAL%
0) No # not important46870.0
1) Most important7811.7
2) 2507.5
3) 3223.3
4) 4203.0
5) Least important182.7
8) No #, all same #131.9
Missing34 
TOTAL669100.0
23) If you choose your church as an adult, which of the following were the most important reasons for you in choosing your present congregation? Please give up to five reasons for choosing your church from the list below by writing "1" for the most important characteristic, "2" for next most, etc. - denominational affiliation (CHDENOM)
TOTAL%
0) No # not important30145.1
1) Most important18527.7
2) 2578.5
3) 3548.1
4) 4243.6
5) Least important345.1
8) No #, all same #131.9
Missing35 
TOTAL668100.0
24) If you choose your church as an adult, which of the following were the most important reasons for you in choosing your present congregation? Please give up to five reasons for choosing your church from the list below by writing "1" for the most important characteristic, "2" for the next most, etc. - emphasis on evangelism (CHEVANG)
TOTAL%
0) No # not important57586.2
1) Most important243.6
2) 291.3
3) 3152.2
4) 4274.0
5) Least important131.9
8) No #, all same #40.6
Missing36 
TOTAL667100.0
25) If you choose your church as an adult, which of the following were the most important reasons for you in choosing your present congregation? Please give up to five reasons for choosing your church from the list below by writing "1" for the most important characteristic, "2" for the next most, etc. - emphasis on social action and justice (CHJUST)
TOTAL%
0) No # not important56584.7
1) Most important162.4
2) 2152.2
3) 3192.8
4) 4233.4
5) Least important243.6
8) No #, all same #50.7
Missing36 
TOTAL667100.0
26) If you choose your church as an adult, which of the following were the most important reasons for you in choosing your present congregation? Please give up to five reasons for choosing your church from the list below by writing "1" for the most important characteristic, "2" for the next most, etc. - emphasis on diversity and inclusiveness (CHDIVERS)
TOTAL%
0) No # not important49774.5
1) Most important375.5
2) 2152.2
3) 3314.6
4) 4466.9
5) Least important365.4
8) No #, all same #50.7
Missing36 
TOTAL667100.0
27) If you choose your church as an adult, which of the following were the most important reasons for you in choosing your present congregation? Please give up to five reasons for choosing your church from the list below by writing "1" for the most important characteristic, "2" for the next most, etc. - children's/youth programs and activities (CHYOUTH)
TOTAL%
0) No # not important44466.6
1) Most important375.5
2) 2578.5
3) 3568.4
4) 4385.7
5) Least important253.7
8) No #, all same #101.5
Missing36 
TOTAL667100.0
28) If you choose your church as an adult, which of the following were the most important reasons for you in choosing your present congregation? Please give up to five reasons for choosing your church from the list below by writing "1" for the most important characteristic, "2" for the next most, etc. - adult programs and activities (CHADULT)
TOTAL%
0) No # not important51176.6
1) Most important233.4
2) 291.3
3) 3253.7
4) 4436.4
5) Least important456.7
8) No #, all same #111.6
Missing36 
TOTAL667100.0
29) If you choose your church as an adult, which of the following were the most important reasons for you in choosing your present congregation? Please give up to five reasons for choosing your church from the list below by writing "1" for the most important characteristic, "2" for the next most, etc. - style or quality of the worship music (CHWORS)
TOTAL%
0) No # not important35252.8
1) Most important497.3
2) 2527.8
3) 37911.8
4) 4659.7
5) Least important598.8
8) No #, all same #111.6
Missing36 
TOTAL667100.0
30) If you choose your church as an adult, which of the following were the most important reasons for you in choosing your present congregation? Please give up to five reasons for choosing your church from the list below by writing "1" for the most important characteristic, "2" for the next most, etc. - the pastor(s): sermons, leadership, etc. (CHPASTOR)
TOTAL%
0) No # not important22533.7
1) Most important13420.1
2) 210015.0
3) 38913.3
4) 4487.2
5) Least important537.9
8) No #, all same #182.7
Missing36 
TOTAL667100.0
31) If you choose your church as an adult, which of the following were the most important reasons for you in choosing your present congregation? Please give up to five reasons for choosing your church from the list below by writing "1" for the most important characteristic, "2" for the next most, etc. - other (specify): (CHOTHER)
TOTAL%
0) No # not important53680.2
1) Most important6910.3
2) 2162.4
3) 3121.8
4) 4131.9
5) Least important131.9
8) No #, all same #91.3
Missing35 
TOTAL668100.0
32) Prior to your present congregation, have you attended or affiliated with other congregations for more than 6 months? (OTHCONG)
TOTAL%
1) Yes52486.6
2) No8113.4
Missing98 
TOTAL605100.0
33) If yes, please list the name of the congregation, its location (city, state), the denominational affiliation of the congregation, and the approximate dates you attended there. Give information for up to three churches you attended previously, starting with the most recent. - Name of first other congregation (OTHCON1N)
34) If yes, please list the name of the congregation, its location (city, state), the denominational affiliation of the congregation, and the approximate dates you attended there. Give information for up to three churches you attended previously, starting with the most recent. - Location of first other congregation (OTHCON1L)
TOTAL%
0) None14021.7
1) Same town13420.7
2) Same state24037.2
3) Out of state13220.4
Missing57 
TOTAL646100.0
35) If yes, please list the name of the congregation, its location (city, state), the denominational affiliation of the congregation, and the approximate dates you attended there. Give information for up to three churches you attended previously, starting with the most recent. - Denomination of first other congregation (OTHCON1D)
36) If yes, please list the name of the congregation, its location (city, state), the denominational affiliation of the congregation, and the approximate dates you attended there. Give information for up to three churches you attended previously, starting with the most recent. - Dates at first other congregation (OTHCON1T)
37) If yes, please list the name of the congregation, its location (city, state), the denominational affiliation of the congregation, and the approximate dates you attended there. Give information for up to three churches you attended previously, starting with the most recent. - Name of 2nd other congregation (OTHCON2N)
38) If yes, please list the name of the congregation, its location (city, state), the denominational affiliation of the congregation, and the approximate dates you attended there. Give information for up to three churches you attended previously, starting with the most recent. - Location of 2nd other congregation (OTHCON2L)
TOTAL%
0) None25746.3
1) Same town539.5
2) Same state14626.3
3) Out of state9917.8
Missing148 
TOTAL555100.0
39) If yes, please list the name of the congregation, its location (city, state), the denominational affiliation of the congregation, and the approximate dates you attended there. Give information for up to three churches you attended previously, starting with the most recent. - Denomination of 2nd other congregation (OTHCON2D)
40) If yes, please list the name of the congregation, its location (city, state), the denominational affiliation of the congregation, and the approximate dates you attended there. Give information for up to three churches you attended previously, starting with the most recent. - Dates at 2nd other congregation (OTHCON2T)
41) If yes, please list the name of the congregation, its location (city, state), the denominational affiliation of the congregation, and the approximate dates you attended there. Give information for up to three churches you attended previously, starting with the most recent. - Name of 3rd other congregation (OTHCON3N)
42) If yes, please list the name of the congregation, its location (city, state), the denominational affiliation of the congregation, and the approximate dates you attended there. Give information for up to three churches you attended previously, starting with the most recent. - Location of 3rd other congregation (OTHCON3L)
TOTAL%
0) None33268.7
1) Same town193.9
2) Same state8116.8
3) Out of state5110.6
Missing220 
TOTAL483100.0
43) If yes, please list the name of the congregation, its location (city, state), the denominational affiliation of the congregation, and the approximate dates you attended there. Give information for up to three churches you attended previously, starting with the most recent. - Denomination of 3rd other congregation (OTHCON3D)
44) If yes, please list the name of the congregation, its location (city, state), the denominational affiliation of the congregation, and the approximate dates you attended there. Give information for up to three churches you attended previously, starting with the most recent. - Dates at 3rd other congregation (OTHCON3T)
TOTAL%
0) 33859.5
3) 10.2
5) 20.4
8) 20.4
9) 22239.1
65) 10.2
91) 10.2
2003) 10.2
Missing135 
TOTAL568100.0
45) Which, if any, of the following family members also participate in your congregation? Skip those lines that do not apply. - Spouse/partner (FMCONGSP)
TOTAL%
0) None18126.1
1) At my church46867.4
2) Participate elsewhere81.2
3) Does not participate375.3
Missing9 
TOTAL694100.0
46) Which, if any, of the following family members also participate in your congregation? Skip those lines that do not apply. - Child/ren living at home (FMCONGC1)
TOTAL%
0) None43061.9
1) At my church23634.0
2) Participate elsewhere121.7
3) Does not participate172.4
Missing8 
TOTAL695100.0
47) Which, if any, of the following family members also participate in your congregation? Skip those lines that do not apply. - Child/ren, not living at home (FMCONGC2)
TOTAL%
0) None45366.8
1) At my church8913.1
2) Participate elsewhere7310.8
3) Does not participate639.3
Missing25 
TOTAL678100.0
48) Which, if any, of the following family members also participate in your congregation? Skip those lines that do not apply. - You or your spouse's parents (MCONGPR)
TOTAL%
0) None50973.8
1) At my church6910.0
2) Participate elsewhere7811.3
3) Does not participate344.9
Missing13 
TOTAL690100.0
49) Which, if any, of the following family members also participate in your congregation? Skip those lines that do not apply. - Other extended family (FMCONOTH)
TOTAL%
0) None48670.4
1) At my church8312.0
2) Participate elsewhere8111.7
3) Does not participate405.8
Missing13 
TOTAL690100.0
50) How often do you attend worship services at your congregation? (ATTEND)
TOTAL%
1) Hardly ever/special occasions only30.4
2) Less than once a month71.0
3) Once a month131.9
4) Two to three times a month8812.7
5) Usually every week45064.7
6) More than once a week13419.3
Missing8 
TOTAL695100.0
51) How often does your spouse/partner, if applicable, attend worship services at your congregation? (ATTSP)
TOTAL%
0) No spouse/partner12920.2
1) Hardy ever/special occasions only538.3
2) Less than once a month101.6
3) Once a month203.1
4) Two to three times a month7712.0
5) Usually every week26942.0
6) More than once a week8212.8
Missing63 
TOTAL640100.0
52) Have you ever had a major change in your level of church participation during your life time? (CHNGNONE)
TOTAL%
1) No change231100.0
Missing472 
TOTAL231100.0
53) Year when participation decreased (CHNGDEC)
54) Year when participation increased (CHNGINC)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL703584.721903
55) What was this change related to? (CHGWHY)
TOTAL%
1) A conversion or spiritual awakening8222.8
2) Family change (marriage, birth of a child, etc.)8323.1
3) Moving to a different community5715.9
4) Changed jobs (but did not move)102.8
5) Switched churches (but did not move)339.2
6) Slowly lost interest257.0
7) Other (specify):6919.2
Missing344 
TOTAL359100.0
56) Compared to the religious views of your parents, would you say you are (PARVIEW)
TOTAL%
1) Much more conservative568.4
2) Somewhat more conservative8412.6
3) Neither more conservative nor more liberal26439.5
4) Somewhat more liberal20130.0
5) Much more liberal649.6
Missing34 
TOTAL669100.0
57) Stop for a minute and think of the names of your five closest friends. How many of them attend your congregation? (FRNDCONG)
TOTAL%
1) All five8412.2
2) 3-412818.6
3) 1-223834.6
4) None of the five23734.5
Missing16 
TOTAL687100.0
58) Stop for a minute and think of the names of your five closest friends. Are there any of your five closest friends who are of a different race? (FRNDRACE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes16826.8
2) No45873.2
Missing77 
TOTAL626100.0
59) Stop for a minute and think of the names of your five closest friends. Are there any of your five closest friends who make at least twice your income? (FRNDRICH)
TOTAL%
1) Yes29147.4
2) No32352.6
Missing89 
TOTAL614100.0
60) Stop for a minute and think of the names of your five closest friends. Are there any of your five closest friends who make less than half your income? (FRNDPOOR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes27647.7
2) No30352.3
Missing124 
TOTAL579100.0
61) Stop for a minute and think of the names of your five closest friends. Are there any of your five closest friends who have a masters or doctorate degree? (FRNDHIED)
TOTAL%
1) Yes38763.0
2) No22737.0
Missing89 
TOTAL614100.0
62) Stop for a minute and think of the names of your five closest friends. Are there any of your five closest friends who did not graduate from high school? (FRNDLOED)
TOTAL%
1) Yes6811.9
2) No50588.1
Missing130 
TOTAL573100.0
63) Stop for a minute and think of the names of your five closest friends. Are there any of your five closest friends who are at least 20 years older/younger? (FRNDAGE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes20233.3
2) No40566.7
Missing96 
TOTAL607100.0
64) How would you describe the social class of the neighborhood you live in? (HOODCLAS)
TOTAL%
1) Predominately working class10114.9
2) Predominately middle class34350.7
3) Predominately upper class10014.8
4) Mixed in terms of class12618.6
5) Other71.0
Missing26 
TOTAL677100.0
65) How would you describe the racial/ethnic groups in your neighborhood? (HOODRACE)
TOTAL%
1) Predominately/only White22233.0
2) Mostly White with a few minorities34351.0
3) About half White and half African American or Hispanic6910.3
4) Mostly African American or Hispanic263.9
5) Other specify121.8
Missing31 
TOTAL672100.0
66) Please circle a number on the 1-7 scales below. Some would think people in this country are poor because of personal problems (like lack of ambition, loose morals, or low ability), while others think people in this country are poor because of societal problems, (like discrimination, poor quality schools, lack of jobs, etc.). Some people would be somewhere in between. Please indicate where you would place yourself on a 1-7 scale. (WHYPOOR)
TOTAL%
1) Personal233.5
2) 27511.5
3) 38112.4
4) 421833.5
5) 512619.4
6) 610115.5
7) Societal274.1
Missing52 
TOTAL651100.0
67) Please circle a number on the 1-7 scales below. Do you think African Americans tend to prefer to be self-supporting, or prefer to live off welfare? (AAWELFAR)
TOTAL%
1) Self-supporting16524.8
2) 217526.3
3) 39013.5
4) 410716.1
5) 57711.6
6) 6365.4
7) Welfare152.3
Missing38 
TOTAL665100.0
68) Please circle a number on the 1-7 scales below. Do you think the world is basically filled with evil and sin, or that there is much goodness in the world which hints at God's goodness? (WORLD)
TOTAL%
1) World evil121.8
2) 2274.0
3) 3649.4
4) 411016.2
5) 516223.9
6) 620229.8
7) World good10114.9
Missing25 
TOTAL678100.0
69) Which best describes your friendship circles in your congregation? (FRNDCIRC)
TOTAL%
1) I have no friends who attend my congregation334.8
2) I have a small group of friends in my church, and I don't connect well with most others456.6
3) I have a small group of friends in my church, but I connect well with most others37554.6
4) I have many friends, but I don't connect well with certain groups of people314.5
5) I have a large number of friends, and I connect well with most everyone20329.5
Missing16 
TOTAL687100.0
70) How long does it take you to get to church? (TRIP)
TOTAL%
1) 1-5 minutes14020.1
2) 6-10 minutes21130.3
3) 11-15 minutes18626.7
4) 16-20 minutes9213.2
5) 21-30 minutes486.9
6) More than 30 minutes202.9
Missing6 
TOTAL697100.0
71) How strong is your affiliation with the denomination your congregation belongs to? (AFFLSTRG)
TOTAL%
1) Very strong27039.2
2) Strong27640.1
3) Not very strong13820.0
4) I affiliate with a different denomination (specify)50.7
Missing14 
TOTAL689100.0
72) How often do you spend time in private devotional activities (ie: prayer, meditation, Bible-reading alone)? (DEVOTION)
TOTAL%
1) Every day/most days32446.4
2) A few times a week17825.5
3) Once a week or so618.7
4) Occasionally8211.7
5) Hardly ever415.9
6) Never131.9
Missing4 
TOTAL699100.0
73) What year were your born? 19___ (YRBORN)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL70349.68317
74) Are you: (GENDER)
TOTAL%
1) Female45465.3
2) Male24134.7
Missing8 
TOTAL695100.0
75) What is your present marital status? (MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Single, never married415.9
2) In my first marriage38555.2
3) Remarried after divorce9613.8
4) Remarried after death of spouse192.7
5) Living in a committed, unmarried relationship131.9
6) Separated60.9
7) Divorced7110.2
8) Widowed669.5
Missing6 
TOTAL697100.0
76) What is your race or origin? (Circle all that apply) (RACE)
TOTAL%
1) Asian or Pacific Islander111.6
2) Black or African American294.2
3) Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish origin192.8
4) Indian (American) or Alaskan Native40.6
5) White or Caucasian61689.3
6) Some other race (please specify):111.6
Missing13 
TOTAL690100.0
77) Which of the following describes your total annual household income before taxes? (INCOME)
TOTAL%
1) Less than $10,000284.2
2) $10,000 to $24,9997010.5
3) $25,000 to $49,99915823.8
4) $50,000 to $74,99912518.8
5) $75,000 to $99,99910415.7
6) $100,000 to $149,9999414.2
7) Over $150,0008512.8
Missing39 
TOTAL664100.0
78) What is the highest education level you (and your spouse/partner if applicable) have completed? (EDUC)
TOTAL%
1) No formal schooling10.1
2) Primary school-8th grade (K-8)30.4
3) Some high school152.2
4) Completed high school13118.8
5) Trade certificate497.1
6) Associate degree8011.5
7) Bachelors degree22432.2
8) Masters degree/graduate degree14420.7
9) Doctorate degree486.9
Missing8 
TOTAL695100.0
79) What is the highest education level you (and your spouse/partner if applicable) have completed? (EDUCSPOU)
TOTAL%
0) No spouse10516.1
1) No formal schooling30.5
2) Primary school-8th grade (K-8)50.8
3) Some high school203.1
4) Completed high school10816.6
5) Trade certificate467.1
6) Associate degree639.7
7) Bachelors degree15824.3
8) Masters degree/graduate degree10215.7
9) Doctorate degree416.3
Missing52 
TOTAL651100.0
80) What was your major in college/university? (MAJOR)
81) Where did you receive your undergraduate/graduate education? (EDUWHERE)
TOTAL%
1) All from Bible colleges/seminaries, or from religiously-committed universities/colleges6014.6
2) Some from religious-committed schools, some from secular universities/colleges8320.1
3) All from secular universities/colleges with little/no religious commitments26965.3
Missing291 
TOTAL412100.0
82) In your undergraduate/graduate education how much exposure did you have to secular theories/philosophies (of Marx, Freud, Descartes, Nietzsche, etc.) within the liberal arts? (SECTHEOR)
TOTAL%
1) I had little/no exposure13332.4
2) I had some exposure, and have some understanding of secular philosophies19748.0
3) I had lots of exposure, and have a good understanding of secular philosophies8019.5
Missing293 
TOTAL410100.0
83) Please give the highest education level of your father and mother. (EDUCFA)
TOTAL%
1) No formal schooling162.3
2) Primary school-8th grade (K-8)9313.3
3) Some high school598.4
4) Completed high school19027.1
5) Trade certificate497.0
6) Associate degree334.7
7) Bachelors degree10615.1
8) Masters degree/graduate degree7110.1
9) Doctorate degree507.1
10) Don't know304.3
99) Missing30.4
Missing3 
TOTAL700100.0
84) Please give the highest education level of your father and mother. (EDUCMA)
TOTAL%
1) No formal schooling131.9
2) Primary school-8th grade (K-8)679.6
3) Some high school649.1
4) Completed high school26637.9
5) Trade certificate405.7
6) Associate degree527.4
7) Bachelors degree11416.3
8) Masters degree/graduate degree456.4
9) Doctorate degree182.6
10) Don't know192.7
99) Missing30.4
Missing2 
TOTAL701100.0
85) What is your employment status? (EMPSTAT)
TOTAL%
1) Employed fulltime, parttime or self-employed. Please give job title:41661.9
2) Unemployed203.0
3) Retired16524.6
4) Fulltime homemaker487.1
5) Student152.2
6) Other (specify):81.2
Missing31 
TOTAL672100.0
86) Please give job title: (JOBTITLE)
87) What is your spouse/partner's employment status? (EMPSTSP)
TOTAL%
0) No spouse/partner15323.1
1) Employed fulltime, parttime or self-employed. Please give job title:33350.3
2) Unemployed132.0
3) Retired11016.6
4) Fulltime homemaker477.1
5) Student30.5
6) Other (specify):30.5
Missing41 
TOTAL662100.0
88) Spouse's job title (JOBTITSP)
89) Please give the occupation of your father and mother (If he/she had several occupations, choose the one held the longest. If one did not work outside home, write "homemaker"). (FATHOCC)
90) Please give the occupation of your father and mother (If he/she had several occupations, choose the one held the longest. If one did not work outside the home, write "homemaker"). (MOMOCC)
91) How would you compare your standard of living to your parents when they were the age you are now? (STANDLIV)
TOTAL%
1) Much better25337.0
2) Somewhat better21331.2
3) About the same14320.9
4) Somewhat worse507.3
5) Much worse121.8
6) Don't know121.8
Missing20 
TOTAL683100.0
92) Has there been a major change in your standard of living during your adult life? (CHGSTAND)
TOTAL%
1) No35953.3
2) Yes31446.7
Missing30 
TOTAL673100.0
93) What year did the change occur/begin (CHNGYEAR)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL703823.428980
94) In this final section, please indicate if you agree or disagree with the following statements by circling a number on the right hand side of the page. I believe in a literal hell, a place of eternal suffering (BELHELL)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree25238.0
2) Agree12118.3
3) Neutral/unsure12919.5
4) Disagree9414.2
5) Strongly disagree6710.1
Missing40 
TOTAL663100.0
95) In this final section, please indicate if you agree or disagree with the following statements by circling a number on the right hand side of the page. Jesus Christ is the divine son of God (BELJC)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree54380.4
2) Agree10014.8
3) Neutral/unsure223.3
4) Disagree50.7
5) Strongly disagree50.7
Missing28 
TOTAL675100.0
96) In this final section, please indicate if you agree or disagree with the following statements by circling a number on the right hand side of the page. It is important to encourage others to believe in Jesus Christ or to accept Jesus Christ as his or her savior (BELEVANG)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree35652.9
2) Agree19529.0
3) Neutral/unsure7611.3
4) Disagree334.9
5) Strongly disagree131.9
Missing30 
TOTAL673100.0
97) In this final section, please indicate if you agree or disagree with the following statements by circling a number on the right hand side of the page. If I remain faithful, my trials on earth will be rewarded in heaven (BELREWRD)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree31046.1
2) Agree22433.3
3) Neutral/unsure10715.9
4) Disagree243.6
5) Strongly disagree81.2
Missing30 
TOTAL673100.0
98) In this final section, please indicate if you agree or disagree with the following statements by circling a number on the right hand side of the page. I find my work fulfilling (BELWORK)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree26039.9
2) Agree29244.9
3) Neutral/unsure7711.8
4) Disagree162.5
5) Strongly disagree60.9
Missing52 
TOTAL651100.0
99) In this final section, please indicate if you agree or disagree with the following statements by circling a number on the right hand side of the page. I am often worried or fearful (BELWORRY)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree274.1
2) Agree12819.5
3) Neutral/unsure13019.8
4) Disagree26840.9
5) Strongly disagree10215.6
Missing48 
TOTAL655100.0
100) In this final section, please indicate if you agree or disagree with the following statements by circling a number on the right hand side of the page. I enjoy spending time with my family (BELFAM)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree50975.7
2) Agree14822.0
3) Neutral/unsure81.2
4) Disagree20.3
5) Strongly disagree50.7
Missing31 
TOTAL672100.0
101) In this final section, please indicate if you agree or disagree with the following statements by circling a number on the right hand side of the page. The world is full of temptations and immorality that I must avoid (BETEMP)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree21432.0
2) Agree26740.0
3) Neutral/unsure10215.3
4) Disagree609.0
5) Strongly disagree253.7
Missing35 
TOTAL668100.0
102) In this final section, please indicate if you agree or disagree with the following statements by circling a number on the right hand side of the page. Overall, I am very satisfied with my life right now (BESATLI)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree24736.3
2) Agree34250.2
3) Neutral/unsure598.7
4) Disagree233.4
5) Strongly disagree101.5
Missing22 
TOTAL681100.0
103) In this final section, please indicate if you agree or disagree with the following statements by circling a number on the right hand side of the page. I eagerly look forward to the day when I can leave this world for heaven (BELHEAVN)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree13820.7
2) Agree13720.5
3) Neutral/unsure18728.0
4) Disagree12719.0
5) Strongly disagree7911.8
Missing35 
TOTAL668100.0
104) In this final section, please indicate if you agree or disagree with the following statements by circling a number on the right hand side of the page. I have had deeply moving religious experiences (BERELEX)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree21331.8
2) Agree21331.8
3) Neutral/unsure14221.2
4) Disagree8312.4
5) Strongly disagree182.7
Missing34 
TOTAL669100.0
105) In this final section, please indicate if you agree or disagree with the following statements by circling a number on the right hand side of the page. I agree with the moral values of most people in society around me (BEMORAL)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree335.0
2) Agree21131.7
3) Neutral/unsure18627.9
4) Disagree18627.9
5) Strongly disagree507.5
Missing37 
TOTAL666100.0
106) In this final section, please indicate if you agree or disagree with the following statements by circling a number on the right hand side of the page. God gives material blessings to those who please him (BELBLESS)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree395.8
2) Agree11316.8
3) Neutral/unsure21031.3
4) Disagree19529.1
5) Strongly disagree11417.0
Missing32 
TOTAL671100.0
107) In this final section, please indicate if you agree or disagree with the following statements by circling a number on the right hand side of the page. I would be in favor of a family member marrying someone of a different race (BELMARRC)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree12118.1
2) Agree23334.8
3) Neutral/unsure20330.3
4) Disagree8012.0
5) Strongly disagree324.8
Missing34 
TOTAL669100.0
108) In this final section, please indicate if you agree or disagree with the following statements by circling a number on the right hand side of the page. I have a strong sense of belonging to my congregation (BELONG)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree26238.6
2) Agree30645.1
3) Neutral/unsure8813.0
4) Disagree213.1
5) Strongly disagree10.1
Missing25 
TOTAL678100.0
109) In this final section, please indicate if you agree or disagree with the following statements by circling a number on the right hand side of the page. I have not been given the opportunity to have a say in the important decisions in my congregation (BELNOSAY)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree172.5
2) Agree355.2
3) Neutral/unsure8011.9
4) Disagree29944.6
5) Strongly disagree24035.8
Missing32 
TOTAL671100.0
110) In this final section, please indicate if you agree or disagree with the following statements by circling a number at the right hand side of the page. It is better for people of different races to different churches because they worship so differently (BELDIFCH)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree81.2
2) Agree213.1
3) Neutral/unsure639.4
4) Disagree25438.0
5) Strongly disagree32248.2
Missing35 
TOTAL668100.0
111) In this final section, please indicate if you agree or disagree with the following statements by circling a number at the right hand side of the page. All the different religions are equally good ways of helping a person find ultimate truth (BEALLRL)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree8011.9
2) Agree17225.5
3) Neutral/unsure13820.4
4) Disagree14621.6
5) Strongly disagree13920.6
Missing28 
TOTAL675100.0
112) In this final section, please indicate if you agree or disagree with the following statements by circling a number at the right hand side of the page. Many people are poor because they lack will-power and make poor choices (BELPOOR)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree284.2
2) Agree17325.8
3) Neutral/unsure16925.2
4) Disagree20931.2
5) Strongly disagree9113.6
Missing33 
TOTAL670100.0
113) In this final section, please indicate if you agree or disagree with the following statements by circling a number at the right hand side of the page. Homosexuals should have the right to marry one another (BELHOMO)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree9814.4
2) Agree7511.0
3) Neutral/unsure9213.5
4) Disagree9814.4
5) Strongly disagree31646.5
Missing24 
TOTAL679100.0
114) In this final section, please indicate if you agree or disagree with the following statements by circling a number at the right hand side of the page. It is important to work toward ending poverty (BELPOV)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree29142.8
2) Agree31446.2
3) Neutral/unsure517.5
4) Disagree142.1
5) Strongly disagree101.5
Missing23 
TOTAL680100.0
115) In this final section, please indicate if you agree or disagree with the following statements by circling a number at the right hand side of the page. I would favor living in a racially mixed neighborhood (BEMIXED)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree12919.2
2) Agree28242.0
3) Neutral/unsure19529.0
4) Disagree527.7
5) Strongly disagree142.1
Missing31 
TOTAL672100.0
116) Which statement comes closest to your view of the Bible? (BIBLE)
TOTAL%
1) The Bible is God's word, to be taken literally word for word17426.2
2) The Bible is God's word, to be interpreted in the light of its historical/cultural context38858.5
3) The Bible is not the word of God, but contains God's word to us8913.4
4) The Bible is an ancient book with little value today10.2
5) Don't know111.7
Missing40 
TOTAL663100.0
117) Location: Please give us your address so we can understand where people come from to attend this church. I guarantee this information will be kept confidential, and no one will use this information to visit or contact you. Please give your street address (do NOT write your name): (STREET)
TOTAL%
0) Not given10515.4
1) Given57684.6
Missing22 
TOTAL681100.0
118) If you are not able to give your street address: please give us the street names of the closest intersection to your dwelling and how far you are from this (in miles/blocks). For example, "I live one block (or 0.2 miles) from the corner of Smith Street and 23rd Ave". (CORNER)
TOTAL%
0) Not given52589.1
1) Given6410.9
Missing114 
TOTAL589100.0
119) If you could not answer either location question above: please give us your zip code (plus four digits if you know them). For example "66011-4201" (ZIP)
TOTAL%
0) Not given45476.0
1) Given14324.0
Missing106 
TOTAL597100.0
120) I-AGE: What year were your born? 19___ (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-AGE)
TOTAL%
1) 1900-193010414.8
2) 1931-195024835.3
3) 1951-196017825.3
4) 1961-19709713.8
5) 1971-1980578.1
6) 1981-1995192.7
TOTAL703100.0
121) I-GENDER: Are you: (for use with online analysis) (I-GENDER)
TOTAL%
1) Female45465.3
2) Male24134.7
Missing8 
TOTAL695100.0
122) I-EDUC: What is the highest education level you (and your spouse/partner if applicable) have completed? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-EDUC)
TOTAL%
1) Less than completing high school192.7
2) Completed high school13118.8
3) Trade certificate or Associate degere12918.6
4) Bachelors degree22432.2
5) Masters degree/Doctorate degree/graduate degree19227.6
Missing8 
TOTAL695100.0
123) I-RELIGION: Denomination (for use with online analysis) (I-RELIGION)
TOTAL%
1) Assemblies of God13419.1
2) Episcopal24334.6
3) United Methodist Church32646.4
TOTAL703100.0
124) I-ATTEND: How often do you attend worship services at your congregation? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-ATTEND)
TOTAL%
1) Once a month or less233.3
2) Two to three times a month8812.7
3) Usually every week45064.7
4) More than once a week13419.3
Missing8 
TOTAL695100.0
125) I-RACE: What is your race or origin? (Circle all that apply) (for use with online analysis) (I-RACE)
TOTAL%
1) Asian or Pacific Islander111.6
2) Black or African American294.2
3) Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish origin192.8
4) Indian (American) or Alaskan Native40.6
5) White or Caucasian61689.3
6) Some other race (please specify):111.6
Missing13 
TOTAL690100.0