Effective Christian Education: A National Study of Protestant Congregations, 1991 - Core Component

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All frequencies are raw numbers (no weights used).
1) Type of Respondent (WHO)
TOTAL%
1) Pastor5174.6
2) Teacher346631.2
3) Coordinator4494.0
4) Youth267524.1
5) Adult401336.1
TOTAL11120100.0
2) Denomination (DENOM)
TOTAL%
1) Disciples of Christ190517.1
2) Evangelical Lutheran Church in America247122.2
3) Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)192317.3
4) Southern Baptist Convention123311.1
5) United Church of Christ193017.4
6) United Methodist Church165814.9
TOTAL11120100.0
3) Congregation ID (CID)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL111203396.011711
4) Respondent ID (SERID)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL111205560.6863210
5) How much emphasis do you think your church puts on the following - Involving members in helping people in your town or city. (EMPHELP)
TOTAL%
1) No emphasis2672.4
2) Small emphasis193417.7
3) Some emphasis494545.2
4) Strong emphasis295427.0
5) Very strong emphasis8497.8
Missing171 
TOTAL10949100.0
6) How much emphasis do you think your church puts on the following - Supporting missionary work. (EMPMISSN)
TOTAL%
1) No emphasis4444.1
2) Small emphasis194017.7
3) Some emphasis392935.9
4) Strong emphasis342731.3
5) Very strong emphasis120511.0
Missing175 
TOTAL10945100.0
7) How much emphasis do you think your church puts on the following - Teaching the Bible. (EMPBIBLE)
TOTAL%
1) No emphasis1831.7
2) Small emphasis8197.5
3) Some emphasis282225.9
4) Strong emphasis416138.1
5) Very strong emphasis292926.8
Missing206 
TOTAL10914100.0
8) How much emphasis do you think your church puts on the following - Supporting members in times of personal crisis. (EMPMBRS)
TOTAL%
1) No emphasis1441.3
2) Small emphasis5465.0
3) Some emphasis204418.6
4) Strong emphasis439340.0
5) Very strong emphasis385035.1
Missing143 
TOTAL10977100.0
9) How much emphasis do you think your church puts on the following - Speaking out against the sin and evil in the world. (EMPNOSIN)
TOTAL%
1) No emphasis5815.3
2) Small emphasis250823.0
3) Some emphasis415338.0
4) Strong emphasis252623.1
5) Very strong emphasis115010.5
Missing202 
TOTAL10918100.0
10) How much emphasis do you think your church puts on the following - Providing members with love, support, and friendship. (EMPPROV)
TOTAL%
1) No emphasis1301.2
2) Small emphasis5204.7
3) Some emphasis227420.7
4) Strong emphasis443440.4
5) Very strong emphasis362633.0
Missing136 
TOTAL10984100.0
11) How much emphasis do you think your church puts on the following - Reaching out to the poor and hungry. (EMPREACH)
TOTAL%
1) No emphasis1821.7
2) Small emphasis142613.0
3) Some emphasis416638.0
4) Strong emphasis373434.1
5) Very strong emphasis144213.2
Missing170 
TOTAL10950100.0
12) How much emphasis do you think your church puts on the following - Encouraging personal commitment to Jesus. (EMPJESUS)
TOTAL%
1) No emphasis2762.5
2) Small emphasis152113.9
3) Some emphasis357032.7
4) Strong emphasis357932.8
5) Very strong emphasis197718.1
Missing197 
TOTAL10923100.0
13) How much emphasis do you think your church puts on the following - Bringing the Gospel to people outside the church. (EMPGOSPL)
TOTAL%
1) No emphasis9398.6
2) Small emphasis354332.5
3) Some emphasis409237.5
4) Strong emphasis177816.3
5) Very strong emphasis5565.1
Missing212 
TOTAL10908100.0
14) How much emphasis do you think your church puts on the following - Providing meaningful and uplifting worship experiences. (EMPWRSHP)
TOTAL%
1) No emphasis2432.2
2) Small emphasis10709.8
3) Some emphasis306628.1
4) Strong emphasis432639.7
5) Very strong emphasis220420.2
Missing211 
TOTAL10909100.0
15) How much emphasis do you think your church puts on the following - Music. (EMPMUSIC)
TOTAL%
1) No emphasis2992.8
2) Small emphasis10309.5
3) Some emphasis282926.2
4) Strong emphasis392836.3
5) Very strong emphasis272225.2
Missing312 
TOTAL10808100.0
16) How much emphasis do you think your church puts on the following - Providing members a comforting refuge from all the pain and suffering in the world. (EMPSAFE)
TOTAL%
1) No emphasis7346.7
2) Small emphasis247822.7
3) Some emphasis464142.6
4) Strong emphasis239422.0
5) Very strong emphasis6556.0
Missing218 
TOTAL10902100.0
17) How much emphasis do you think your church puts on the following - Giving members answers to moral questions. (EMPMORAL)
TOTAL%
1) No emphasis5735.3
2) Small emphasis247022.8
3) Some emphasis472943.6
4) Strong emphasis246322.7
5) Very strong emphasis6025.6
Missing283 
TOTAL10837100.0
18) How much emphasis do you think your church puts on the following - Helping members find meaning and purpose in their lives. (EMPPRPS)
TOTAL%
1) No emphasis3633.3
2) Small emphasis197818.1
3) Some emphasis446340.9
4) Strong emphasis318329.2
5) Very strong emphasis9298.5
Missing204 
TOTAL10916100.0
19) How much emphasis do you think your church puts on the following - Giving members the strength and courage to face the stress of everyday life. (EMPSTRN)
TOTAL%
1) No emphasis2782.5
2) Small emphasis158014.4
3) Some emphasis444040.6
4) Strong emphasis353232.3
5) Very strong emphasis110610.1
Missing184 
TOTAL10936100.0
20) How much emphasis do you think your church puts on the following - Encouraging members to commit time, talent, and resources to their church. (EMPRSRCS)
TOTAL%
1) No emphasis1921.8
2) Small emphasis10149.2
3) Some emphasis330630.2
4) Strong emphasis452841.3
5) Very strong emphasis192517.6
Missing155 
TOTAL10965100.0
21) How much emphasis do you think your church puts on the following - Helping members learn about people of different races and ethnic groups. (EMPDVSTY)
TOTAL%
1) No emphasis186817.1
2) Small emphasis390035.7
3) Some emphasis350832.1
4) Strong emphasis127411.7
5) Very strong emphasis3783.5
Missing192 
TOTAL10928100.0
22) How much emphasis do you think your church puts on the following - Discussing national and international issues. (EMPISSUE)
TOTAL%
1) No emphasis189417.4
2) Small emphasis418938.4
3) Some emphasis352232.3
4) Strong emphasis10679.8
5) Very strong emphasis2442.2
Missing204 
TOTAL10916100.0
23) How much emphasis do you think your church puts on the following - Getting members to work for social justice and peace. (EMPJUSTC)
TOTAL%
1) No emphasis211919.5
2) Small emphasis411937.9
3) Some emphasis329730.3
4) Strong emphasis10619.8
5) Very strong emphasis2762.5
Missing248 
TOTAL10872100.0
24) How much emphasis do you think your church puts on the following - Providing excellent Christian education for children. (EMPCECUD)
TOTAL%
1) No emphasis2822.6
2) Small emphasis109910.0
3) Some emphasis293226.8
4) Strong emphasis443340.5
5) Very strong emphasis219420.1
Missing180 
TOTAL10940100.0
25) How much emphasis do you think your church puts on the following - Providing excellent Christian education for teenagers. (EMPTEDUC)
TOTAL%
1) No emphasis5394.9
2) Small emphasis168815.5
3) Some emphasis337930.9
4) Strong emphasis358432.8
5) Very strong emphasis172915.8
Missing201 
TOTAL10919100.0
26) How much emphasis do you think your church puts on the following - Providing excellent Christian education for adults. (EMPAEDUC)
TOTAL%
1) No emphasis4103.8
2) Small emphasis119410.9
3) Some emphasis337730.9
4) Strong emphasis414337.9
5) Very strong emphasis179916.5
Missing197 
TOTAL10923100.0
27) Which of the following best describes your commitment to Jesus Christ? (COMMITMT)
TOTAL%
1) I am not committed to Christ.810.7
2) I am not sure if I am committed to Christ.8567.8
3) I committed my life to Christ at a specific moment in my life.134812.3
4) My commitment to Christ developed gradually over a period of time.486544.4
5) I've been committed to Christ since I was a young child.381334.8
Missing157 
TOTAL10963100.0
28) Do you believe the following statement about God - God is loving. (BLVLOVNG)
TOTAL%
0) No3132.8
1) Yes1070497.2
Missing103 
TOTAL11017100.0
29) Do you believe the following statement about God - God is aware of everything I think and do. (BLVAWARE)
TOTAL%
0) No141212.8
1) Yes960587.2
Missing103 
TOTAL11017100.0
30) Do you believe the following statement about God - God punishes those who do wrong. (BLVPUNSH)
TOTAL%
0) No766769.6
1) Yes335030.4
Missing103 
TOTAL11017100.0
31) Do you believe the following statement about God - God is strict. (BLVSTRCT)
TOTAL%
0) No837776.0
1) Yes264024.0
Missing103 
TOTAL11017100.0
32) Do you believe the following statement about God - God accepts me as I am. (BLVIAM)
TOTAL%
0) No126911.5
1) Yes974888.5
Missing103 
TOTAL11017100.0
33) Do you believe the following statement about God - God has a plan for my life. (BLVPLAN)
TOTAL%
0) No290326.4
1) Yes811473.6
Missing103 
TOTAL11017100.0
34) Do you believe the following statement about God - God is judging. (BLVJUDG)
TOTAL%
0) No667160.6
1) Yes434639.4
Missing103 
TOTAL11017100.0
35) Do you believe the following statement about God - God decides everything I do. (BLVIDO)
TOTAL%
0) No996890.5
1) Yes10499.5
Missing103 
TOTAL11017100.0
36) Do you believe the following statement about God - God is mysterious. (BLVMSTRY)
TOTAL%
0) No646258.7
1) Yes455541.3
Missing103 
TOTAL11017100.0
37) Do you believe the following statement about God - God is forgiving. (BLV4GIV)
TOTAL%
0) No3192.9
1) Yes1069897.1
Missing103 
TOTAL11017100.0
38) Are you male or female? (SEX)
TOTAL%
1) Male394235.8
2) Female705864.2
Missing120 
TOTAL11000100.0
39) How important is religious faith in your life? (FAITHIMP)
TOTAL%
1) It is the most important influence in my life.295927.3
2) It is a very important influence in my life.382035.3
3) It is an important influence, but other things are also important in my life.323729.9
4) It has some influence in my life.7056.5
5) It is not an important influence in my life.1031.0
Missing296 
TOTAL10824100.0
40) If you had a birthday party and invited your 5 best friends, how many would be people who go to your church? (BESTFRND)
TOTAL%
0) 0223620.3
1) 1141912.9
2) 2199218.1
3) 3201418.3
4) 4141212.8
5) 5192317.5
Missing124 
TOTAL10996100.0
41) How often have you done the following in the past year - Tried directly to encourage someone to believe in Jesus Christ. (JESUSBLV)
TOTAL%
1) Never411437.9
2) Once219620.2
3) 2-5 times283126.1
4) 6-9 times5595.1
5) 10 times or more116110.7
Missing259 
TOTAL10861100.0
42) How often have you done the following in the past year - Told others about the work of God in your life. (GODSWORK)
TOTAL%
1) Never259223.8
2) Once176816.3
3) 2-5 times327430.1
4) 6-9 times118210.9
5) 10 times or more206319.0
Missing241 
TOTAL10879100.0
43) How often have you done the following in the past year - Participated in a march, meeting, or gathering to promote social change. (SOCIALCH)
TOTAL%
1) Never690764.7
2) Once153914.4
3) 2-5 times146513.7
4) 6-9 times3583.4
5) 10 times or more4053.8
Missing446 
TOTAL10674100.0
44) How often have you done the following in the past year - Clearly felt the presence of God in your life. (FEELGOD)
TOTAL%
1) Never7917.2
2) Once9778.9
3) 2-5 times270524.7
4) 6-9 times136412.5
5) 10 times or more509546.6
Missing188 
TOTAL10932100.0
45) How many hours have you done the following in the past 30 days - Donated time helping people who are poor, hungry, sick, or unable to care for themselves. (HRSPOOR)
TOTAL%
1) 0 hours537549.3
2) 1-2 hours286826.3
3) 3-5 hours139612.8
4) 6-9 hours4604.2
5) 10 hours or more8047.4
Missing217 
TOTAL10903100.0
46) How many hours have you done the following in the past 30 days - Donated time in your town or city to help children, youth, or families. (HRSYOUTH)
TOTAL%
1) 0 hours447941.6
2) 1-2 hours237522.0
3) 3-5 hours174916.2
4) 6-9 hours7687.1
5) 10 hours or more140713.1
Missing342 
TOTAL10778100.0
47) How many hours have you done the following in the past 30 days - Helped friends or neighbors with problems they have. (HRSFRNDS)
TOTAL%
1) 0 hours153714.2
2) 1-2 hours391236.1
3) 3-5 hours277225.6
4) 6-9 hours119811.1
5) 10 hours or more140813.0
Missing293 
TOTAL10827100.0
48) How many hours have you done the following in the past 30 days - Spent time promoting social justice or world peace. (HRSJUSTC)
TOTAL%
1) 0 hours834977.7
2) 1-2 hours147913.8
3) 3-5 hours5144.8
4) 6-9 hours1901.8
5) 10 hours or more2162.0
Missing372 
TOTAL10748100.0
49) How many hours have you done the following in the past 30 days - Spent time making your own town or city a better place to live. (HRSVLNTR)
TOTAL%
1) 0 hours575053.3
2) 1-2 hours214319.9
3) 3-5 hours130612.1
4) 6-9 hours6225.8
5) 10 hours or more9618.9
Missing338 
TOTAL10782100.0
50) How many hours have you done the following in the past 30 days - Been involved in personal growth activities. (HRSGRWTH)
TOTAL%
1) 0 hours494345.9
2) 1-2 hours205719.1
3) 3-5 hours150414.0
4) 6-9 hours8057.5
5) 10 hours or more144913.5
Missing362 
TOTAL10758100.0
51) How often do you do the following - Pray or meditate, other than at church or before meals. (YOUPRAY)
TOTAL%
1) Never4574.1
2) Less than once a month6265.7
3) About once a month5024.5
4) 2 or 3 times a month9008.2
5) About once a week112910.2
6) Several times a week285525.9
7) Once a day or more457241.4
Missing79 
TOTAL11041100.0
52) How often do you do the following - Watch religious programs on television. (YOUWATCH)
TOTAL%
1) Never461542.1
2) Less than once a month281725.7
3) About once a month112010.2
4) 2 or 3 times a month9328.5
5) About once a week9748.9
6) Several times a week3573.3
7) Once a day or more1491.4
Missing156 
TOTAL10964100.0
53) How often do you do the following - Listen to religious programs on the radio. (YOULSTEN)
TOTAL%
1) Never593254.5
2) Less than once a month183216.8
3) About once a month6866.3
4) 2 or 3 times a month6546.0
5) About once a week8047.4
6) Several times a week5264.8
7) Once a day or more4564.2
Missing230 
TOTAL10890100.0
54) How often do you do the following - Read the Bible when you are alone. (YOUBIBLE)
TOTAL%
1) Never218219.9
2) Less than once a month214919.6
3) About once a month10549.6
4) 2 or 3 times a month10619.7
5) About once a week138512.6
6) Several times a week171015.6
7) Once a day or more142113.0
Missing158 
TOTAL10962100.0
55) How often do you do the following - Read religious magazines, newspapers, or books other than the Bible. (YOUREAD)
TOTAL%
1) Never250822.8
2) Less than once a month177716.2
3) About once a month169215.4
4) 2 or 3 times a month138112.6
5) About once a week148213.5
6) Several times a week134512.2
7) Once a day or more8087.4
Missing127 
TOTAL10993100.0
56) How much money did you contribute to the following in 1987 - To my church. (GIVCHRCH)
TOTAL%
1) $04894.5
2) $1-$50213019.4
3) $51-$1007416.7
4) $101-$500232221.1
5) $501-$1,000189117.2
6) $1,001-$2,000183616.7
7) More than $2,000157114.3
Missing140 
TOTAL10980100.0
57) How much money did you contribute to the following in 1987 - To other religious groups or religious organizations. (GIVREL)
TOTAL%
1) $0532849.4
2) $1-$50338431.4
3) $51-$1009188.5
4) $101-$5008157.6
5) $501-$1,0002001.9
6) $1,001-$2,000850.8
7) More than $2,000630.6
Missing327 
TOTAL10793100.0
58) How much money did you contribute to the following in 1987 - To a TV evangelist. (GIVEVANG)
TOTAL%
1) $01016395.0
2) $1-$503163.0
3) $51-$100810.8
4) $101-$500890.8
5) $501-$1,000270.3
6) $1,001-$2,000100.1
7) More than $2,000130.1
Missing421 
TOTAL10699100.0
59) How much money did you contribute to the following in 1987 - To charities or social service organizations. (GIVCHAR)
TOTAL%
1) $0230121.2
2) $1-$50450141.4
3) $51-$100176416.2
4) $101-$500176816.3
5) $501-$1,0003473.2
6) $1,001-$2,0001071.0
7) More than $2,000810.7
Missing251 
TOTAL10869100.0
60) How much money did you contribute to the following in 1987 - To peace or social justice groups. (GIVPEACE)
TOTAL%
1) $0852479.7
2) $1-$50160715.0
3) $51-$1003233.0
4) $101-$5001841.7
5) $501-$1,000380.4
6) $1,001-$2,000110.1
7) More than $2,00080.1
Missing425 
TOTAL10695100.0
61) How much do you agree or disagree with the following statement - Spiritually, I gain more within the church than outside it. (INCHURCH)
TOTAL%
1) I definitely disagree3483.2
2) I tend to disagree9698.8
3) I'm not sure158514.4
4) I tend to agree338430.8
5) I definitely agree470442.8
Missing130 
TOTAL10990100.0
62) How much do you agree or disagree with the following statement - Human nature is basically good. (WEBGOOD)
TOTAL%
1) I definitely disagree8517.8
2) I tend to disagree118310.9
3) I'm not sure174916.1
4) I tend to agree520647.9
5) I definitely agree187617.3
Missing255 
TOTAL10865100.0
63) How much do you agree or disagree with the following statement - We ought to worry about our own country and let the rest of the world take care of itself. (USONLY)
TOTAL%
1) I definitely disagree415338.0
2) I tend to disagree371233.9
3) I'm not sure155014.2
4) I tend to agree110810.1
5) I definitely agree4143.8
Missing183 
TOTAL10937100.0
64) How much do you agree or disagree with the following statement - I would like to see more women pastors. (WMNPASTR)
TOTAL%
1) I definitely disagree136812.5
2) I tend to disagree118510.9
3) I'm not sure403437.0
4) I tend to agree271424.9
5) I definitely agree161314.8
Missing206 
TOTAL10914100.0
65) How much do you agree or disagree with the following statement - The poor have only themselves to blame for their poverty. (BLAMEPOR)
TOTAL%
1) I definitely disagree466842.7
2) I tend to disagree406337.2
3) I'm not sure136512.5
4) I tend to agree6265.7
5) I definitely agree2111.9
Missing187 
TOTAL10933100.0
66) How much do you agree or disagree with the following statement - In our country too much emphasis is placed on individualism. (INDIVID)
TOTAL%
1) I definitely disagree10109.3
2) I tend to disagree214019.8
3) I'm not sure351832.5
4) I tend to agree292627.0
5) I definitely agree124011.4
Missing286 
TOTAL10834100.0
67) How much do you agree or disagree with the following statement - A good way to improve the world is to bring the Gospel to more people. (DOGOSPEL)
TOTAL%
1) I definitely disagree1991.8
2) I tend to disagree4854.4
3) I'm not sure182516.6
4) I tend to agree409537.2
5) I definitely agree439740.0
Missing119 
TOTAL11001100.0
68) How much do you agree or disagree with the following statement - The way many people in the U.S. buy and use things is one of the reasons poverty exists in other parts of the world. (CONSUMER)
TOTAL%
1) I definitely disagree221820.2
2) I tend to disagree310828.4
3) I'm not sure257823.5
4) I tend to agree202018.4
5) I definitely agree10339.4
Missing163 
TOTAL10957100.0
69) How much do you agree or disagree with the following statement - I would favor a good plan to help the poor even if it costs me money. (HELPPOOR)
TOTAL%
1) I definitely disagree2272.1
2) I tend to disagree6726.1
3) I'm not sure253323.1
4) I tend to agree516547.2
5) I definitely agree235321.5
Missing170 
TOTAL10950100.0
70) How much do you agree or disagree with the following statement - Public schools should require religious expression, such as saying the Lord's Prayer, reading Bible verses, or saying prayers. (SCHLPRAY)
TOTAL%
1) I definitely disagree264524.1
2) I tend to disagree242722.1
3) I'm not sure176716.1
4) I tend to agree192817.6
5) I definitely agree220520.1
Missing148 
TOTAL10972100.0
71) How much do you agree or disagree with the following statement - I believe in reincarnation. (REINCARN)
TOTAL%
1) I definitely disagree595054.5
2) I tend to disagree163615.0
3) I'm not sure226020.7
4) I tend to agree6646.1
5) I definitely agree4073.7
Missing203 
TOTAL10917100.0
72) How much do you agree or disagree with the following statement - For me, religious insight comes more from my own personal experiences than from what I learn through the teachings of the church. (NOTCHRCH)
TOTAL%
1) I definitely disagree142213.1
2) I tend to disagree393536.1
3) I'm not sure224220.6
4) I tend to agree256823.6
5) I definitely agree7256.7
Missing228 
TOTAL10892100.0
73) How much do you agree or disagree with the following statement - Part of God's plan is that some will be rich and some will be poor. (SOMERICH)
TOTAL%
1) I definitely disagree265424.4
2) I tend to disagree238221.9
3) I'm not sure296427.2
4) I tend to agree218020.0
5) I definitely agree7176.6
Missing223 
TOTAL10897100.0
74) How much do you agree or disagree with the following statement - I believe in astrology. (ASTROLGY)
TOTAL%
1) I definitely disagree544950.8
2) I tend to disagree163615.3
3) I'm not sure237522.1
4) I tend to agree9438.8
5) I definitely agree3233.0
Missing394 
TOTAL10726100.0
75) How much do you agree or disagree with the following statement - I believe that God has chosen the U.S. to show the world about freedom and democracy. (FREEDOM)
TOTAL%
1) I definitely disagree257023.5
2) I tend to disagree225920.7
3) I'm not sure356032.6
4) I tend to agree192017.6
5) I definitely agree6055.5
Missing206 
TOTAL10914100.0
76) How much do you agree or disagree with the following statement - A good way to improve the world is to change economic and social policies in many countries. (CHANGEPL)
TOTAL%
1) I definitely disagree4994.6
2) I tend to disagree10829.9
3) I'm not sure340431.3
4) I tend to agree451741.5
5) I definitely agree138412.7
Missing234 
TOTAL10886100.0
77) How much do you agree or disagree with the following statement - I believe that the Holy Spirit is at work in my life. (HOLYSPRT)
TOTAL%
1) I definitely disagree1301.2
2) I tend to disagree1951.8
3) I'm not sure127211.6
4) I tend to agree366833.5
5) I definitely agree567251.9
Missing183 
TOTAL10937100.0
78) How much do you agree or disagree with the following statement - I think our government should spend less money on the military. (MILITARY)
TOTAL%
1) I definitely disagree10329.4
2) I tend to disagree186617.1
3) I'm not sure268424.5
4) I tend to agree287626.3
5) I definitely agree248622.7
Missing176 
TOTAL10944100.0
79) How much do you agree or disagree with the following statement - Through meditation and self-discipline I come to know that all spiritual truth and wisdom is within me. (SPIRINME)
TOTAL%
1) I definitely disagree195118.0
2) I tend to disagree194017.9
3) I'm not sure382435.3
4) I tend to agree236621.8
5) I definitely agree7677.1
Missing272 
TOTAL10848100.0
80) How much do you agree or disagree with the following statement - Poverty in the U.S. is mainly due to discrimination and unfair laws and policies. (POVDISC)
TOTAL%
1) I definitely disagree217420.0
2) I tend to disagree388335.7
3) I'm not sure260723.9
4) I tend to agree178116.4
5) I definitely agree4474.1
Missing228 
TOTAL10892100.0
81) How much do you agree or disagree with the following statement - I think that sometimes God should be referred to as "she." (SHEGOD)
TOTAL%
1) I definitely disagree520947.8
2) I tend to disagree201018.4
3) I'm not sure223720.5
4) I tend to agree8928.2
5) I definitely agree5605.1
Missing212 
TOTAL10908100.0
82) How much do you agree or disagree with the following statement - I would be willing to eat less meat and more grains and vegetables if it would provide food for starving people. (LESSMEAT)
TOTAL%
1) I definitely disagree3553.2
2) I tend to disagree6335.8
3) I'm not sure138612.7
4) I tend to agree448341.0
5) I definitely agree408337.3
Missing180 
TOTAL10940100.0
83) How much do you agree or disagree with the following statement - I am in charge of my own life; I can be anything I want to be. (ICONTROL)
TOTAL%
1) I definitely disagree124911.5
2) I tend to disagree180616.6
3) I'm not sure150313.8
4) I tend to agree381035.0
5) I definitely agree252323.2
Missing229 
TOTAL10891100.0
84) How much do you agree or disagree with the following statement - It is possible to communicate with people who have died. (TLK2DEAD)
TOTAL%
1) I definitely disagree534348.9
2) I tend to disagree219820.1
3) I'm not sure232621.3
4) I tend to agree7576.9
5) I definitely agree3042.8
Missing192 
TOTAL10928100.0
85) How much do you agree or disagree with the following statement - An individual should arrive at his or her own religious beliefs independent of any church. (INDBLF)
TOTAL%
1) I definitely disagree236021.6
2) I tend to disagree307928.2
3) I'm not sure200618.4
4) I tend to agree227820.9
5) I definitely agree120111.0
Missing196 
TOTAL10924100.0
86) How right or wrong is the following statement - Efforts by one racial group to keep people of another race from moving into their neighborhood. (MOVERACE)
TOTAL%
1) Always right1321.2
2) Often right6205.6
3) Not sure156414.2
4) Often wrong413337.6
5) Always wrong453441.3
Missing137 
TOTAL10983100.0
87) How right or wrong is the following statement - Efforts by parents to keep children with AIDS from attending public school. (AIDSKIDS)
TOTAL%
1) Always right4103.7
2) Often right9819.0
3) Not sure296627.1
4) Often wrong372734.0
5) Always wrong286826.2
Missing168 
TOTAL10952100.0
88) How right or wrong is the following statement - Abortion when a doctor says the baby is likely to be born with a serious handicap. (ABORTKID)
TOTAL%
1) Always right7647.0
2) Often right329930.1
3) Not sure337030.8
4) Often wrong179216.4
5) Always wrong172515.8
Missing170 
TOTAL10950100.0
89) How right or wrong is the following statement - Sexual intercourse by two unmarried adults who love each other. (PREMARSX)
TOTAL%
1) Always right4323.9
2) Often right262823.9
3) Not sure210019.1
4) Often wrong214719.6
5) Always wrong366933.4
Missing144 
TOTAL10976100.0
90) How right or wrong is the following statement - A company paying women employees less than men employees for similar work. (WMNEARN)
TOTAL%
1) Always right1541.4
2) Often right3363.1
3) Not sure6245.7
4) Often wrong312628.4
5) Always wrong675361.4
Missing127 
TOTAL10993100.0
91) How right or wrong is the following statement - The U.S. using nuclear weapons to win a war against the Soviet Union. (NUKES)
TOTAL%
1) Always right4394.0
2) Often right9088.3
3) Not sure321329.4
4) Often wrong181816.6
5) Always wrong455841.7
Missing184 
TOTAL10936100.0
92) How right or wrong is the following statement - Taxing the wealthy to help raise the standard of living for poor people. (TAXRICH)
TOTAL%
1) Always right122711.2
2) Often right437439.9
3) Not sure289726.4
4) Often wrong184616.8
5) Always wrong6165.6
Missing160 
TOTAL10960100.0
93) How right or wrong is the following statement - Sending U.S. military aid to Central America to fight communism. (NOCOMMUN)
TOTAL%
1) Always right8567.8
2) Often right324629.7
3) Not sure370033.8
4) Often wrong210619.2
5) Always wrong10379.5
Missing175 
TOTAL10945100.0
94) How right or wrong is the following statement - Sexual intercourse by two unmarried 17 year-olds who love each other. (YOUNGSEX)
TOTAL%
1) Always right2272.1
2) Often right9248.4
3) Not sure129111.8
4) Often wrong281725.6
5) Always wrong572652.1
Missing135 
TOTAL10985100.0
95) How right or wrong is the following statement - Homosexual relations between two adults of the same sex who choose to be in that relationship. (HMSXLTY)
TOTAL%
1) Always right3323.0
2) Often right10749.8
3) Not sure206418.8
4) Often wrong120811.0
5) Always wrong628957.3
Missing153 
TOTAL10967100.0
96) How right or wrong is the following statement - Passing laws to make it illegal to discriminate against women or minorities. (DISCRIM)
TOTAL%
1) Always right451741.2
2) Often right304127.8
3) Not sure110510.1
4) Often wrong8858.1
5) Always wrong141012.9
Missing162 
TOTAL10958100.0
97) How right or wrong is the following statement - The United States and other countries demanding that South Africa end its apartheid policies. (APARTHED)
TOTAL%
1) Always right292626.8
2) Often right296827.2
3) Not sure351732.2
4) Often wrong9688.9
5) Always wrong5445.0
Missing197 
TOTAL10923100.0
98) How true is the following statement - I am concerned that our country is not doing enough to help the poor. (MOREHELP)
TOTAL%
1) Never true2312.1
2) Rarely true6806.2
3) True once in a while141212.9
4) Sometimes true267524.4
5) Often true330030.1
6) Almost always true154114.0
7) Always true113210.3
Missing149 
TOTAL10971100.0
99) How true is the following statement - I know that Jesus Christ is the son of God who died on a cross and rose again. (SONOFGOD)
TOTAL%
1) Never true970.9
2) Rarely true800.7
3) True once in a while960.9
4) Sometimes true1801.6
5) Often true2562.3
6) Almost always true5084.6
7) Always true977388.9
Missing130 
TOTAL10990100.0
100) How true is the following statement - My faith shapes how I think and act each and every day. (DAILYFTH)
TOTAL%
1) Never true1231.1
2) Rarely true2652.4
3) True once in a while5354.9
4) Sometimes true144413.1
5) Often true242122.0
6) Almost always true313928.6
7) Always true305627.8
Missing137 
TOTAL10983100.0
101) How true is the following statement - I help others with their religious questions and struggles. (RELQUEST)
TOTAL%
1) Never true5044.6
2) Rarely true154914.2
3) True once in a while204118.7
4) Sometimes true252523.1
5) Often true210319.2
6) Almost always true123111.3
7) Always true9738.9
Missing194 
TOTAL10926100.0
102) How true is the following statement - I tend to be critical of other people. (CRITICAL)
TOTAL%
1) Never true2592.4
2) Rarely true140612.8
3) True once in a while260623.8
4) Sometimes true360132.9
5) Often true232121.2
6) Almost always true5424.9
7) Always true2242.0
Missing161 
TOTAL10959100.0
103) How true is the following statement - In my free time, I help people who have problems or needs. (GIVENEED)
TOTAL%
1) Never true2972.7
2) Rarely true148513.5
3) True once in a while266024.3
4) Sometimes true277025.3
5) Often true225520.6
6) Almost always true9738.9
7) Always true5224.8
Missing158 
TOTAL10962100.0
104) How true is the following statement - My faith helps me know right from wrong. (FAITHHLP)
TOTAL%
1) Never true960.9
2) Rarely true1921.7
3) True once in a while4143.8
4) Sometimes true9959.1
5) Often true197218.0
6) Almost always true345331.4
7) Always true386335.2
Missing135 
TOTAL10985100.0
105) How true is the following statement - I do things to help protect the environment. (ENVIRONS)
TOTAL%
1) Never true1901.7
2) Rarely true7156.5
3) True once in a while131512.0
4) Sometimes true221320.2
5) Often true279025.5
6) Almost always true254723.3
7) Always true116710.7
Missing183 
TOTAL10937100.0
106) How true is the following statement - I devote time to reading and studying the Bible. (TIMEBIBL)
TOTAL%
1) Never true8597.8
2) Rarely true212519.4
3) True once in a while197418.0
4) Sometimes true181516.5
5) Often true160214.6
6) Almost always true122311.1
7) Always true137112.5
Missing151 
TOTAL10969100.0
107) How true is the following statement - I have a hard time accepting myself. (KNOWME)
TOTAL%
1) Never true124811.4
2) Rarely true268324.5
3) True once in a while206118.8
4) Sometimes true259023.7
5) Often true146213.4
6) Almost always true5575.1
7) Always true3373.1
Missing182 
TOTAL10938100.0
108) How true is the following statement - Every day I see evidence that God is active in the world. (GODLIVES)
TOTAL%
1) Never true1211.1
2) Rarely true3092.8
3) True once in a while6395.8
4) Sometimes true116110.6
5) Often true192717.6
6) Almost always true218719.9
7) Always true463442.2
Missing142 
TOTAL10978100.0
109) How true is the following statement - I take excellent care of my physical health. (GOODHLTH)
TOTAL%
1) Never true700.6
2) Rarely true4323.9
3) True once in a while9999.1
4) Sometimes true241822.0
5) Often true295126.9
6) Almost always true312628.5
7) Always true9728.9
Missing152 
TOTAL10968100.0
110) How true is the following statement - I am active in efforts to promote social justice. (SOCJUSTC)
TOTAL%
1) Never true186617.1
2) Rarely true322429.6
3) True once in a while242722.3
4) Sometimes true185917.1
5) Often true9268.5
6) Almost always true4093.8
7) Always true1751.6
Missing234 
TOTAL10886100.0
111) How true is the following statement - I seek out opportunities to help me grow spiritually. (SPIRGROW)
TOTAL%
1) Never true3863.5
2) Rarely true124511.4
3) True once in a while192817.6
4) Sometimes true246622.5
5) Often true248422.7
6) Almost always true157914.4
7) Always true8637.9
Missing169 
TOTAL10951100.0
112) How true is the following statement - I take time for periods of prayer or meditation. (DLYPRAY)
TOTAL%
1) Never true5134.7
2) Rarely true131011.9
3) True once in a while159914.6
4) Sometimes true188017.1
5) Often true216719.7
6) Almost always true186317.0
7) Always true165415.1
Missing134 
TOTAL10986100.0
113) How true is the following statement - I am active in efforts to promote world peace. (WRLDPEAC)
TOTAL%
1) Never true315128.9
2) Rarely true335430.7
3) True once in a while190417.5
4) Sometimes true128511.8
5) Often true6285.8
6) Almost always true3373.1
7) Always true2502.3
Missing211 
TOTAL10909100.0
114) How true is the following statement - I accept people whose religious beliefs are different from mine. (DIFFBLFS)
TOTAL%
1) Never true640.6
2) Rarely true1121.0
3) True once in a while2382.2
4) Sometimes true6836.2
5) Often true179216.3
6) Almost always true428039.0
7) Always true380934.7
Missing142 
TOTAL10978100.0
115) How true is the following statement - I feel a deep sense of responsibility for reducing pain and suffering in the world. (STOPPAIN)
TOTAL%
1) Never true3483.2
2) Rarely true139412.7
3) True once in a while185216.9
4) Sometimes true276125.2
5) Often true234721.5
6) Almost always true132012.1
7) Always true9148.4
Missing184 
TOTAL10936100.0
116) How true is the following statement - As I grow older, my understanding of God changes. (GODCHNGS)
TOTAL%
1) Never true3633.3
2) Rarely true5304.9
3) True once in a while5314.9
4) Sometimes true166915.3
5) Often true307828.3
6) Almost always true253623.3
7) Always true218320.0
Missing230 
TOTAL10890100.0
117) How true is the following statement - I feel overwhelmed by all the responsibilities and obligations I have. (OVERWHLM)
TOTAL%
1) Never true3162.9
2) Rarely true125611.5
3) True once in a while185417.0
4) Sometimes true327630.0
5) Often true235721.6
6) Almost always true114210.5
7) Always true7256.6
Missing194 
TOTAL10926100.0
118) How true is the following statement - I give significant portions of time and money to help other people. (GIVETIME)
TOTAL%
1) Never true4324.0
2) Rarely true176416.2
3) True once in a while229921.1
4) Sometimes true249322.8
5) Often true226220.7
6) Almost always true115810.6
7) Always true5064.6
Missing206 
TOTAL10914100.0
119) How true is the following statement - I speak out for equality for women and minorities. (EQUALITY)
TOTAL%
1) Never true134512.4
2) Rarely true225820.8
3) True once in a while205118.9
4) Sometimes true189517.4
5) Often true157114.4
6) Almost always true10219.4
7) Always true7366.8
Missing243 
TOTAL10877100.0
120) How true is the following statement - I feel God's presence in my relationships with other people. (GODSPRSN)
TOTAL%
1) Never true2812.6
2) Rarely true7837.2
3) True once in a while123211.3
4) Sometimes true234821.5
5) Often true285026.1
6) Almost always true208719.1
7) Always true133412.2
Missing205 
TOTAL10915100.0
121) How true is the following statement - My life is filled with meaning and purpose. (LIFEPURP)
TOTAL%
1) Never true570.5
2) Rarely true3122.9
3) True once in a while7717.1
4) Sometimes true179716.5
5) Often true276925.4
6) Almost always true318829.3
7) Always true200418.4
Missing222 
TOTAL10898100.0
122) How true is the following statement - I don't understand how a loving God can allow so much pain and suffering in the world. (WHYPAIN)
TOTAL%
1) Never true109810.1
2) Rarely true191617.6
3) True once in a while210219.3
4) Sometimes true284026.1
5) Often true160014.7
6) Almost always true6976.4
7) Always true6315.8
Missing236 
TOTAL10884100.0
123) How true is the following statement - I believe that I must obey God's rules and commandments in order to be saved. (RULESAVE)
TOTAL%
1) Never true190917.6
2) Rarely true8928.2
3) True once in a while7296.7
4) Sometimes true126611.7
5) Often true148013.6
6) Almost always true162815.0
7) Always true295027.2
Missing266 
TOTAL10854100.0
124) How true is the following statement - I am confident that I can overcome any problem or crisis no matter how serious. (OVERCOME)
TOTAL%
1) Never true3603.3
2) Rarely true6465.9
3) True once in a while10759.9
4) Sometimes true207019.0
5) Often true234121.5
6) Almost always true292726.8
7) Always true148813.6
Missing213 
TOTAL10907100.0
125) How true is the following statement - I care a great deal about reducing poverty in the U.S. and throughout the world. (NOPOOR)
TOTAL%
1) Never true1731.6
2) Rarely true7907.3
3) True once in a while172915.9
4) Sometimes true233521.4
5) Often true252423.2
6) Almost always true162314.9
7) Always true171215.7
Missing234 
TOTAL10886100.0
126) How true is the following statement - I try to apply my faith to political and social issues. (APPLYFTH)
TOTAL%
1) Never true8818.1
2) Rarely true154714.3
3) True once in a while153514.2
4) Sometimes true203118.8
5) Often true213519.7
6) Almost always true175616.2
7) Always true9418.7
Missing294 
TOTAL10826100.0
127) How true is the following statement - My life is committed to Jesus Christ. (MYJESUS)
TOTAL%
1) Never true2222.0
2) Rarely true4454.1
3) True once in a while6686.1
4) Sometimes true129911.9
5) Often true173816.0
6) Almost always true253223.3
7) Always true397736.5
Missing239 
TOTAL10881100.0
128) How true is the following statement - I talk with other people about my faith. (TALKFTH)
TOTAL%
1) Never true5475.0
2) Rarely true125111.5
3) True once in a while151113.9
4) Sometimes true211619.4
5) Often true224320.6
6) Almost always true172115.8
7) Always true151313.9
Missing218 
TOTAL10902100.0
129) How true is the following statement - My life is filled with stress and anxiety. (MYSTRESS)
TOTAL%
1) Never true4113.8
2) Rarely true179116.4
3) True once in a while236021.6
4) Sometimes true268724.6
5) Often true213019.5
6) Almost always true9728.9
7) Always true5625.1
Missing207 
TOTAL10913100.0
130) How true is the following statement - I go out of my way to show love to people I meet. (SHOWLOVE)
TOTAL%
1) Never true1331.2
2) Rarely true6806.2
3) True once in a while164415.1
4) Sometimes true288926.6
5) Often true301027.7
6) Almost always true180216.6
7) Always true7236.6
Missing239 
TOTAL10881100.0
131) How true is the following statement - I have a real sense that God is guiding me. (GODGUIDE)
TOTAL%
1) Never true1861.7
2) Rarely true5374.9
3) True once in a while111110.2
4) Sometimes true189617.4
5) Often true248622.9
6) Almost always true266524.5
7) Always true199718.4
Missing242 
TOTAL10878100.0
132) How true is the following statement - I do not want the churches of this nation getting involved in political issues. (NOPLTCS)
TOTAL%
1) Never true115110.6
2) Rarely true170415.8
3) True once in a while166615.4
4) Sometimes true230421.3
5) Often true153014.1
6) Almost always true125011.6
7) Always true120911.2
Missing306 
TOTAL10814100.0
133) How true is the following statement - I like to worship and pray with others. (WRSHPOTH)
TOTAL%
1) Never true2572.4
2) Rarely true5635.2
3) True once in a while7607.0
4) Sometimes true120811.1
5) Often true189417.4
6) Almost always true291026.8
7) Always true326730.1
Missing261 
TOTAL10859100.0
134) How true is the following statement - I think Christians must be about the business of creating international understanding and harmony. (HARMONY)
TOTAL%
1) Never true2172.0
2) Rarely true4704.3
3) True once in a while8708.0
4) Sometimes true190117.6
5) Often true229121.2
6) Almost always true231621.4
7) Always true275725.5
Missing298 
TOTAL10822100.0
135) How true is the following statement - I am spiritually moved by the beauty of God's creations. (BEAUTY)
TOTAL%
1) Never true980.9
2) Rarely true1951.8
3) True once in a while3983.6
4) Sometimes true8277.6
5) Often true146213.4
6) Almost always true221020.3
7) Always true572252.4
Missing208 
TOTAL10912100.0
136) Which of the following best describes your belief about the Bible? (BIBLEBLF)
TOTAL%
1) The Bible was written by persons who were motivated by a deep faith in God and who tried their best to describe and interpret their understanding of God and God's activity in the world.296927.7
2) The Bible is Word of God. It was inspired by God and recorded by writers who interpreted God's message in the context of their times. It speaks truth on matters of faith and practice, but it may contain some historical and scientific errors.522948.8
3) The Bible is the Word of God. It was dictated by God word for word and recorded by writers who were not influenced by their times. Everything in the Bible is true - historically, scientifically, and in matters of faith and practice.193218.0
4) The Bible records the stories, legends, and myths that people developed to understand the mysteries of life. It contains a great deal of wisdom and insight into the human experience.5164.8
5) The Bible contains no more truth or wisdom than do the religious books of other world religions.620.6
Missing412 
TOTAL10708100.0
137) How true is the following statement about the church you attend? - It feels warm. (CHWARM)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all true1411.3
2) Slightly true6345.8
3) Somewhat true230421.0
4) Quite true447140.7
5) Very true343631.3
Missing134 
TOTAL10986100.0
138) How true is the following statement about the church you attend? - I learn a lot. (CHLEARN)
TOTAL%
1) Never true1881.7
2) Rarely true110210.1
3) True once in a while328830.1
4) Sometimes true416938.1
5) Often true218620.0
Missing187 
TOTAL10933100.0
139) How true is the following statement about the church you attend? - It accepts people who are different. (CHPEOPLE)
TOTAL%
1) Never true2422.2
2) Rarely true10509.7
3) True once in a while255423.5
4) Sometimes true368834.0
5) Often true332930.6
Missing257 
TOTAL10863100.0
140) How true is the following statement about the church you attend? - Most members want to be challenged to think about religious issues and ideas. (CHCHALLG)
TOTAL%
1) Never true6105.6
2) Rarely true233921.5
3) True once in a while437440.1
4) Sometimes true268024.6
5) Often true9008.3
Missing217 
TOTAL10903100.0
141) How true is the following statement about the church you attend? - It is friendly. (CHFRNDLY)
TOTAL%
1) Never true930.9
2) Rarely true4444.1
3) True once in a while159514.8
4) Sometimes true389136.2
5) Often true471943.9
Missing378 
TOTAL10742100.0
142) How true is the following statement about the church you attend? - It challenges my thinking. (CHLLTHIN)
TOTAL%
1) Never true4274.0
2) Rarely true152814.3
3) True once in a while382535.8
4) Sometimes true335531.4
5) Often true155714.6
Missing428 
TOTAL10692100.0
143) How true is the following statement about the church you attend? - It encourages me to ask questions. (CHQUESTN)
TOTAL%
1) Never true5885.5
2) Rarely true194918.3
3) True once in a while353533.1
4) Sometimes true311329.2
5) Often true149414.0
Missing441 
TOTAL10679100.0
144) How true is the following statement about the church you attend? - It is boring. (CHBORING)
TOTAL%
1) Never true561252.7
2) Rarely true288827.1
3) True once in a while152514.3
4) Sometimes true4053.8
5) Often true2222.1
Missing468 
TOTAL10652100.0
145) How true is the following statement about the church you attend? - Strangers feel welcome. (CHWELCOM)
TOTAL%
1) Never true1731.6
2) Rarely true8077.5
3) True once in a while241522.6
4) Sometimes true443541.4
5) Often true287826.9
Missing412 
TOTAL10708100.0
146) How true is the following statement about the church you attend? - It tries out new ideas. (CHIDEAS)
TOTAL%
1) Never true4784.5
2) Rarely true170916.0
3) True once in a while340331.9
4) Sometimes true341432.0
5) Often true166615.6
Missing450 
TOTAL10670100.0
147) How true is the following statement about the church you attend? - It expects people to learn and think. (CHTHINK)
TOTAL%
1) Never true3203.0
2) Rarely true141513.2
3) True once in a while346532.4
4) Sometimes true365434.2
5) Often true182917.1
Missing437 
TOTAL10683100.0
148) Which of the following best represents your belief about how God is related to the world? (GODWORLD)
TOTAL%
1) God and the world are one.134112.4
2) The world is part of God, but God is greater and larger than the world.431040.0
3) Human beings are part of God.163015.1
4) God set the world into motion but does not play an active role in the world.1611.5
5) God transcends the world, entering the world infrequently.1341.2
6) God transcends the world but is actively involved in the world.320029.7
Missing344 
TOTAL10776100.0
149) How true is the following statement - God is active in the lives of individual persons. (ACTIVEGD)
TOTAL%
1) Absolutely false900.8
2) Mostly false930.9
3) Somewhat false1171.1
4) I'm not sure7857.2
5) Somewhat true136012.5
6) Mostly true239722.0
7) Absolutely true603455.5
Missing244 
TOTAL10876100.0
150) How true is the following statement - God works through social and economic systems to bring about social change. (GODCHNG)
TOTAL%
1) Absolutely false3873.6
2) Mostly false5144.8
3) Somewhat false4954.6
4) I'm not sure359633.3
5) Somewhat true251323.3
6) Mostly true175016.2
7) Absolutely true153214.2
Missing333 
TOTAL10787100.0
151) How true is the following statement - My faith guides me on how to show love to other people. (FATHLOVE)
TOTAL%
1) Absolutely false680.6
2) Mostly false1361.3
3) Somewhat false2412.2
4) I'm not sure8157.5
5) Somewhat true243822.5
6) Mostly true368434.0
7) Absolutely true346331.9
Missing275 
TOTAL10845100.0
152) How true is the following statement - My faith helps me when I feel sad or lonely. (FAITHSAD)
TOTAL%
1) Absolutely false1020.9
2) Mostly false1651.5
3) Somewhat false2832.6
4) I'm not sure5455.0
5) Somewhat true210519.4
6) Mostly true336331.0
7) Absolutely true427439.4
Missing283 
TOTAL10837100.0
153) How true is the following statement - Salvation refers to the attainment of justice and peace throughout the world. (SALVATN)
TOTAL%
1) Absolutely false257724.1
2) Mostly false9568.9
3) Somewhat false7707.2
4) I'm not sure320029.9
5) Somewhat true143713.4
6) Mostly true108410.1
7) Absolutely true6776.3
Missing419 
TOTAL10701100.0
154) How true is the following statement - Salvation refers to eternal life for those who believe. (LIFETRNL)
TOTAL%
1) Absolutely false1191.1
2) Mostly false1231.1
3) Somewhat false2011.9
4) I'm not sure124411.6
5) Somewhat true10349.6
6) Mostly true190317.7
7) Absolutely true611556.9
Missing381 
TOTAL10739100.0
155) How true is the following statement - God is a close personal friend who guides and protects me. (GUIDESME)
TOTAL%
1) Absolutely false1461.3
2) Mostly false1741.6
3) Somewhat false3132.9
4) I'm not sure8027.4
5) Somewhat true180216.7
6) Mostly true251223.2
7) Absolutely true506646.8
Missing305 
TOTAL10815100.0
156) How true is the following statement - God is a force in the world working to make societies more just and fair for all people. (GODJUST)
TOTAL%
1) Absolutely false5875.5
2) Mostly false5405.0
3) Somewhat false6566.1
4) I'm not sure255823.9
5) Somewhat true243622.7
6) Mostly true197118.4
7) Absolutely true196118.3
Missing411 
TOTAL10709100.0
157) How true is the following statement - Christians should be about the work of telling others about Jesus. (TELLOTHS)
TOTAL%
1) Absolutely false790.7
2) Mostly false1241.1
3) Somewhat false2722.5
4) I'm not sure8668.0
5) Somewhat true205619.0
6) Mostly true237121.9
7) Absolutely true504146.6
Missing311 
TOTAL10809100.0
158) How true is the following statement - Christians should be about the work of changing society. (CHNGSOC)
TOTAL%
1) Absolutely false2632.5
2) Mostly false3573.3
3) Somewhat false6576.1
4) I'm not sure212519.8
5) Somewhat true309628.9
6) Mostly true223120.8
7) Absolutely true198918.6
Missing402 
TOTAL10718100.0
159) How true is the following statement - Only Christians will be saved by God. (FEWSAVED)
TOTAL%
1) Absolutely false317229.7
2) Mostly false107310.0
3) Somewhat false8568.0
4) I'm not sure245723.0
5) Somewhat true4224.0
6) Mostly true6796.4
7) Absolutely true202118.9
Missing440 
TOTAL10680100.0
160) How true is the following statement - The good Christian never criticizes his or her country. (NOCRTSZ)
TOTAL%
1) Absolutely false408037.8
2) Mostly false180816.8
3) Somewhat false192417.8
4) I'm not sure114110.6
5) Somewhat true9128.5
6) Mostly true5314.9
7) Absolutely true3843.6
Missing340 
TOTAL10780100.0
161) How true is the following statement - My religious faith is at the center of my life. (FTHCENTR)
TOTAL%
1) Absolutely false1931.8
2) Mostly false4173.9
3) Somewhat false8628.0
4) I'm not sure115310.7
5) Somewhat true252223.4
6) Mostly true302428.0
7) Absolutely true261624.3
Missing333 
TOTAL10787100.0
162) How true is the following statement - My religious faith gives me comfort. (COMFORT)
TOTAL%
1) Absolutely false850.8
2) Mostly false1831.7
3) Somewhat false3263.0
4) I'm not sure5745.3
5) Somewhat true212719.7
6) Mostly true307728.5
7) Absolutely true441840.9
Missing330 
TOTAL10790100.0
163) How true is the following statement - My religious faith causes me to care about other people. (CAREOTHR)
TOTAL%
1) Absolutely false920.9
2) Mostly false1121.0
3) Somewhat false1891.7
4) I'm not sure5104.7
5) Somewhat true193917.9
6) Mostly true353132.6
7) Absolutely true444341.1
Missing304 
TOTAL10816100.0
164) How true is the following statement - My ultimate responsibility as a person of faith is to love and worship God. (LOVWRSHP)
TOTAL%
1) Absolutely false1281.2
2) Mostly false1961.8
3) Somewhat false4163.8
4) I'm not sure8337.7
5) Somewhat true182316.8
6) Mostly true251223.2
7) Absolutely true491945.4
Missing293 
TOTAL10827100.0
165) How true is the following statement - My ultimate responsibility as a person of faith is to devote my life to helping other people. (HELPOTHS)
TOTAL%
1) Absolutely false1581.5
2) Mostly false2302.1
3) Somewhat false5294.9
4) I'm not sure125711.7
5) Somewhat true336031.2
6) Mostly true312329.0
7) Absolutely true212619.7
Missing337 
TOTAL10783100.0
166) How true is the following statement - The purpose of the Church should be to help reduce pain and suffering in the world. (NOPAIN)
TOTAL%
1) Absolutely false3152.9
2) Mostly false4334.0
3) Somewhat false8648.0
4) I'm not sure137112.7
5) Somewhat true397937.0
6) Mostly true225020.9
7) Absolutely true155314.4
Missing355 
TOTAL10765100.0
167) How true is the following statement - The purpose of the church should be to strengthen faith in God. (STRNFTH)
TOTAL%
1) Absolutely false340.3
2) Mostly false510.5
3) Somewhat false1331.2
4) I'm not sure4133.8
5) Somewhat true156814.5
6) Mostly true309928.7
7) Absolutely true550951.0
Missing313 
TOTAL10807100.0
168) How true is the following statement - My faith helps me feel good about myself. (FEELGOOD)
TOTAL%
1) Absolutely false730.7
2) Mostly false1181.1
3) Somewhat false2772.6
4) I'm not sure7296.8
5) Somewhat true258224.0
6) Mostly true357233.2
7) Absolutely true341431.7
Missing355 
TOTAL10765100.0
169) How true is the following statement - My faith causes me to pay less attention to myself. (FOCUSOTH)
TOTAL%
1) Absolutely false10019.3
2) Mostly false10019.3
3) Somewhat false152214.1
4) I'm not sure195218.1
5) Somewhat true255523.7
6) Mostly true174116.2
7) Absolutely true9899.2
Missing359 
TOTAL10761100.0
170) How true is the following statement - I am certain that God exists. (YESGOD)
TOTAL%
1) Absolutely false710.7
2) Mostly false660.6
3) Somewhat false820.8
4) I'm not sure4904.5
5) Somewhat true4123.8
6) Mostly true111810.3
7) Absolutely true856879.3
Missing313 
TOTAL10807100.0
171) How true is the following statement - I believe in life after death. (AFTERLIF)
TOTAL%
1) Absolutely false3263.0
2) Mostly false1801.7
3) Somewhat false1471.4
4) I'm not sure127811.9
5) Somewhat true5435.1
6) Mostly true130812.2
7) Absolutely true696464.8
Missing374 
TOTAL10746100.0
172) How true is the following statement - The Bible is about how God saves those who believe. (BIBGODSV)
TOTAL%
1) Absolutely false2582.4
2) Mostly false4083.8
3) Somewhat false7176.7
4) I'm not sure10599.9
5) Somewhat true277425.8
6) Mostly true231021.5
7) Absolutely true322430.0
Missing370 
TOTAL10750100.0
173) How true is the following statement - The Bible is about the kind of world God wants us to create. (NEWORLD)
TOTAL%
1) Absolutely false4524.2
2) Mostly false3563.3
3) Somewhat false6446.0
4) I'm not sure135912.7
5) Somewhat true277425.9
6) Mostly true262724.5
7) Absolutely true249623.3
Missing412 
TOTAL10708100.0
174) How true is the following statement - I often pray for God's help when I have problems. (PRAYHELP)
TOTAL%
1) Absolutely false1111.0
2) Mostly false1691.6
3) Somewhat false2572.4
4) I'm not sure2452.3
5) Somewhat true154614.3
6) Mostly true300027.8
7) Absolutely true547550.7
Missing317 
TOTAL10803100.0
175) How true is the following statement - I often pray that God will help other people. (PRAYPEOP)
TOTAL%
1) Absolutely false900.8
2) Mostly false1341.2
3) Somewhat false2342.2
4) I'm not sure2842.6
5) Somewhat true167415.6
6) Mostly true325130.2
7) Absolutely true509747.4
Missing356 
TOTAL10764100.0
176) How true is the following statement - Jesus to me is a teacher who shows me how to love and serve. (JCTEACH)
TOTAL%
1) Absolutely false720.7
2) Mostly false710.7
3) Somewhat false1481.4
4) I'm not sure5365.0
5) Somewhat true166915.5
6) Mostly true289526.9
7) Absolutely true538950.0
Missing340 
TOTAL10780100.0
177) How true is the following statement - Jesus to me is a friend who cares for me each day. (JCCARES)
TOTAL%
1) Absolutely false980.9
2) Mostly false1271.2
3) Somewhat false2632.4
4) I'm not sure6105.7
5) Somewhat true147513.7
6) Mostly true232421.6
7) Absolutely true587954.6
Missing344 
TOTAL10776100.0
178) How true is the following statement - My faith teaches me how to sacrifice for the good of others. (SACRIFCE)
TOTAL%
1) Absolutely false700.7
2) Mostly false1471.4
3) Somewhat false3863.6
4) I'm not sure141813.2
5) Somewhat true322730.0
6) Mostly true315229.3
7) Absolutely true235721.9
Missing363 
TOTAL10757100.0
179) How true is the following statement - My faith teaches me how to find true happiness. (TRUHAPPY)
TOTAL%
1) Absolutely false930.9
2) Mostly false1521.4
3) Somewhat false3653.4
4) I'm not sure113610.6
5) Somewhat true274825.6
6) Mostly true302328.2
7) Absolutely true320729.9
Missing396 
TOTAL10724100.0
180) How true is the following statement - The good Christian should pay attention to spiritual matters. (SPMATTER)
TOTAL%
1) Absolutely false530.5
2) Mostly false930.9
3) Somewhat false2272.1
4) I'm not sure10289.6
5) Somewhat true223020.7
6) Mostly true304628.3
7) Absolutely true408638.0
Missing357 
TOTAL10763100.0
181) How true is the following statement - The good Christian should pay attention to politics. (POLITICS)
TOTAL%
1) Absolutely false4063.8
2) Mostly false5625.2
3) Somewhat false9598.9
4) I'm not sure233221.8
5) Somewhat true295927.6
6) Mostly true204519.1
7) Absolutely true145613.6
Missing401 
TOTAL10719100.0
182) How true is the following statement - When I am successful at something, I know God is with me. (SUCCESS)
TOTAL%
1) Absolutely false1521.4
2) Mostly false1991.8
3) Somewhat false3903.6
4) I'm not sure113510.5
5) Somewhat true212319.7
6) Mostly true269825.0
7) Absolutely true408337.9
Missing340 
TOTAL10780100.0
183) How true is the following statement - When a person trusts me enough to share his or her pain with me, I know God is present. (GODHERE)
TOTAL%
1) Absolutely false1141.1
2) Mostly false1661.5
3) Somewhat false2962.7
4) I'm not sure148413.7
5) Somewhat true214619.9
6) Mostly true293227.2
7) Absolutely true365833.9
Missing324 
TOTAL10796100.0
184) How do you describe yourself? (RACE)
TOTAL%
1) American Indian520.5
2) Asian or Pacific Islander610.6
3) Black1981.8
4) Latino or Hispanic1171.1
5) White1028194.7
6) Bi-racial or bi-cultural1471.4
Missing264 
TOTAL10856100.0
185) IF THE RESPONDENT MARKED ASIAN OR PACIFIC ISLANDER - Which of the following applies? - Chinese (CHINESE)
TOTAL%
0) No4575.0
1) Yes1525.0
Missing11060 
TOTAL60100.0
186) IF THE RESPONDENT MARKED ASIAN OR PACIFIC ISLANDER - Which of the following applies? - Filipino (FILIPINO)
TOTAL%
0) No5490.0
1) Yes610.0
Missing11060 
TOTAL60100.0
187) IF THE RESPONDENT MARKED ASIAN OR PACIFIC ISLANDER - Which of the following applies? - Indian, Pakistani, or other South Asian (SASIAN)
TOTAL%
0) No5998.3
1) Yes11.7
Missing11060 
TOTAL60100.0
188) IF THE RESPONDENT MARKED ASIAN OR PACIFIC ISLANDER - Which of the following applies? - Japanese (JAPANESE)
TOTAL%
0) No4981.7
1) Yes1118.3
Missing11060 
TOTAL60100.0
189) IF THE RESPONDENT MARKED ASIAN OR PACIFIC ISLANDER - Which of the following applies? - Korean (KOREAN)
TOTAL%
0) No3965.0
1) Yes2135.0
Missing11060 
TOTAL60100.0
190) IF THE RESPONDENT MARKED ASIAN OR PACIFIC ISLANDER - Which of the following applies? - Laotian (LAOTIAN)
TOTAL%
0) No5998.3
1) Yes11.7
Missing11060 
TOTAL60100.0
191) IF THE RESPONDENT MARKED ASIAN OR PACIFIC ISLANDER - Which of the following applies? - Vietnamese (VIETNAM)
TOTAL%
0) No5693.3
1) Yes46.7
Missing11060 
TOTAL60100.0
192) IF THE RESPONDENT MARKED ASIAN OR PACIFIC ISLANDER - Which of the following applies? - Other Asian (OTHASIAN)
TOTAL%
0) No5795.0
1) Yes35.0
Missing11060 
TOTAL60100.0
193) IF THE RESPONDENT MARKED LATINO OR HISPANIC - Which of the following applies? - Cuban (CUBAN)
TOTAL%
0) No11196.5
1) Yes43.5
Missing11005 
TOTAL115100.0
194) IF THE RESPONDENT MARKED LATINO OR HISPANIC - Which of the following applies? - Mexican, Mexican-American, or Chicano (MEXICAN)
TOTAL%
0) No5850.4
1) Yes5749.6
Missing11005 
TOTAL115100.0
195) IF THE RESPONDENT MARKED LATINO OR HISPANIC - Which of the following applies? - Puerto Rican (PUERTORI)
TOTAL%
0) No9481.7
1) Yes2118.3
Missing11005 
TOTAL115100.0
196) IF THE RESPONDENT MARKED LATINO OR HISPANIC - Which of the following applies? - Other Latin American, Latino, Hispanic, or Spanish (LATINO)
TOTAL%
0) No8069.6
1) Yes3530.4
Missing11005 
TOTAL115100.0
197) IF THE RESPONDENT MARKED BI-RACIAL OR BI-CULTURAL FOR 171A - Which of the following applies? - American Indian (AMINDIAN)
TOTAL%
0) No8056.3
1) Yes6243.7
Missing10978 
TOTAL142100.0
198) IF THE RESPONDENT MARKED BI-RACIAL OR BI-CULTURAL FOR 171A - Which of the following applies? - Asian or Pacific Islander (BIASIAN)
TOTAL%
0) No12285.9
1) Yes2014.1
Missing10978 
TOTAL142100.0
199) IF THE RESPONDENT MARKED BI-RACIAL OR BI-CULTURAL FOR 171A - Which of the following applies? - Black (BIBLACK)
TOTAL%
0) No12789.4
1) Yes1510.6
Missing10978 
TOTAL142100.0
200) IF THE RESPONDENT MARKED BI-RACIAL OR BI-CULTURAL FOR 171A - Which of the following applies? - Latino or Hispanic (BILATIN)
TOTAL%
0) No12990.8
1) Yes139.2
Missing10978 
TOTAL142100.0
201) IF THE RESPONDENT MARKED BI-RACIAL OR BI-CULTURAL FOR 171A - Which of the following applies? - White (BIWHITE)
TOTAL%
0) No149.9
1) Yes12890.1
Missing10978 
TOTAL142100.0
202) How old are you? (AGE)
TOTAL%
1) 11-1410559.6
2) 15-20154014.0
3) 21-242001.8
4) 25-295324.8
5) 30-39220720.1
6) 40-49194417.7
7) 50-59135512.3
8) 60-69125011.4
9) 70-797286.6
10) 80 or older1691.5
Missing140 
TOTAL10980100.0
203) Where do you live? (LIVE)
TOTAL%
1) On a farm111310.3
2) In the open country, not on a farm141513.0
3) On an American Indian reservation130.1
4) In a small town or village (under 2,500 in population)150813.9
5) In a town (2,500 to 9,999)150713.9
6) In a small city (10,000 to 49,999)191617.7
7) In a medium size central city (50,000 to 250,000)9578.8
8) In a suburb of a medium size central city6706.2
9) In a large central city (over 250,000)4984.6
10) In a suburb of a large central city125211.5
Missing271 
TOTAL10849100.0
204) To how much of a degree have you changed in the last 2 to 3 years - The degree to which my faith shapes how I think and act. (HOWIACT)
TOTAL%
1) Much less now1451.3
2) Somewhat less now3873.6
3) About the same as 2 or 3 years ago412537.9
4) Somewhat greater now423539.0
5) Much greater now197818.2
Missing250 
TOTAL10870100.0
205) To how much of a degree have you changed in the last 2 to 3 years - The effort I make to get involved in activities that help me grow spiritually. (INVOLVED)
TOTAL%
1) Much less now2041.9
2) Somewhat less now9759.0
3) About the same as 2 or 3 years ago436240.2
4) Somewhat greater now371834.3
5) Much greater now158714.6
Missing274 
TOTAL10846100.0
206) To how much of a degree have you changed in the last 2 to 3 years - The time I spend talking to others about my faith. (TALK2OTH)
TOTAL%
1) Much less now3253.0
2) Somewhat less now7446.9
3) About the same as 2 or 3 years ago596455.2
4) Somewhat greater now285026.4
5) Much greater now9308.6
Missing307 
TOTAL10813100.0
207) To how much of a degree have you changed in the last 2 to 3 years - The amount of time I spend working for peace and social justice. (WORKPEAC)
TOTAL%
1) Much less now7356.8
2) Somewhat less now10259.5
3) About the same as 2 or 3 years ago791073.4
4) Somewhat greater now8978.3
5) Much greater now2152.0
Missing338 
TOTAL10782100.0
208) To how much of a degree have you changed in the last 2 to 3 years - The degree to which I accept people who believe differently than I do. (DIFFOTHS)
TOTAL%
1) Much less now900.8
2) Somewhat less now3253.0
3) About the same as 2 or 3 years ago563052.0
4) Somewhat greater now356232.9
5) Much greater now121911.3
Missing294 
TOTAL10826100.0
209) To how much of a degree have you changed in the last 2 to 3 years - The degree to which my life has meaning and purpose (MEMEANNG)
TOTAL%
1) Much less now940.9
2) Somewhat less now3983.7
3) About the same as 2 or 3 years ago363933.7
4) Somewhat greater now454642.1
5) Much greater now212319.7
Missing320 
TOTAL10800100.0
210) To how much of a degree have you changed in the last 2 to 3 years - The degree to which I apply my faith to political or social issues. (POLUISSU)
TOTAL%
1) Much less now3062.8
2) Somewhat less now6185.7
3) About the same as 2 or 3 years ago704065.5
4) Somewhat greater now221320.6
5) Much greater now5745.3
Missing369 
TOTAL10751100.0
211) To how much of a degree have you changed in the last 2 to 3 years - The amount of time I spend reading and studying the Bible. (TIMESPNT)
TOTAL%
1) Much less now3223.0
2) Somewhat less now8297.7
3) About the same as 2 or 3 years ago548350.6
4) Somewhat greater now283926.2
5) Much greater now135812.5
Missing289 
TOTAL10831100.0
212) To how much of a degree have you changed in the last 2 to 3 years - The time I spend worshiping and praying with others. (TMEWRSHP)
TOTAL%
1) Much less now2442.3
2) Somewhat less now6305.8
3) About the same as 2 or 3 years ago544150.3
4) Somewhat greater now307128.4
5) Much greater now142713.2
Missing307 
TOTAL10813100.0
213) To how much of a degree have you changed in the last 2 to 3 years - The degree to which I show love to people I meet. (LOVE2OTH)
TOTAL%
1) Much less now620.6
2) Somewhat less now2382.2
3) About the same as 2 or 3 years ago502846.5
4) Somewhat greater now418438.7
5) Much greater now130512.1
Missing303 
TOTAL10817100.0
214) To how much of a degree have you changed in the last 2 to 3 years - The sense of personal responsibility I feel for reducing pain and suffering in the world. (PERSRSP)
TOTAL%
1) Much less now1391.3
2) Somewhat less now4894.5
3) About the same as 2 or 3 years ago671062.1
4) Somewhat greater now275625.5
5) Much greater now7056.5
Missing321 
TOTAL10799100.0
215) To how much of a degree have you changed in the last 2 to 3 years - The degree to which I feel that God is guiding me. (HEGUIDES)
TOTAL%
1) Much less now860.8
2) Somewhat less now3182.9
3) About the same as 2 or 3 years ago398836.9
4) Somewhat greater now413338.3
5) Much greater now227521.1
Missing320 
TOTAL10800100.0
216) To how much of a degree have you changed in the last 2 to 3 years - The degree to which I care about hunger and poverty in the world. (WORLDPOV)
TOTAL%
1) Much less now850.8
2) Somewhat less now2922.7
3) About the same as 2 or 3 years ago594955.1
4) Somewhat greater now335731.1
5) Much greater now110610.3
Missing331 
TOTAL10789100.0
217) To how much of a degree have you changed in the last 2 to 3 years - The amount of time and money I give to help other people. (AMTTIME)
TOTAL%
1) Much less now1291.2
2) Somewhat less now4584.2
3) About the same as 2 or 3 years ago467143.2
4) Somewhat greater now444841.1
5) Much greater now110710.2
Missing307 
TOTAL10813100.0
218) To how much of a degree have you changed in the last 2 to 3 years - The degree to which I am convinced that God is active in the world. (GODACTIV)
TOTAL%
1) Much less now870.8
2) Somewhat less now2392.2
3) About the same as 2 or 3 years ago474943.9
4) Somewhat greater now347032.0
5) Much greater now228221.1
Missing293 
TOTAL10827100.0
219) To how much of a degree have you changed in the last 2 to 3 years - The degree to which I let God into my life. (LETGODIN)
TOTAL%
1) Much less now910.8
2) Somewhat less now3213.0
3) About the same as 2 or 3 years ago395136.5
4) Somewhat greater now397736.8
5) Much greater now248022.9
Missing300 
TOTAL10820100.0
220) To how much of a degree have you changed in the last 2 to 3 years - The importance of my spiritual life. (SPIRLIFE)
TOTAL%
1) Much less now890.8
2) Somewhat less now3022.8
3) About the same as 2 or 3 years ago388135.9
4) Somewhat greater now381435.3
5) Much greater now271325.1
Missing321 
TOTAL10799100.0
221) To how much of a degree have you changed in the last 2 to 3 years - The amount of stress and anxiety in my life. (AMTSTRES)
TOTAL%
1) Much less now8187.6
2) Somewhat less now194218.0
3) About the same as 2 or 3 years ago325930.1
4) Somewhat greater now313229.0
5) Much greater now166715.4
Missing302 
TOTAL10818100.0
222) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE NOT ON THE PAID STAFF OF THEIR CONGREGATION: How much do you agree with the following statement - If I had to change churches, I would feel a great sense of loss. (CHNGCHR)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree3053.1
2) Disagree9759.8
3) Not sure195519.7
4) Agree323232.6
5) Strongly agree344734.8
Missing1206 
TOTAL9914100.0
223) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE NOT ON THE PAID STAFF OF THEIR CONGREGATION: How much do you agree with the following statement - I feel at home in this church. (HOMEINCH)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree1161.2
2) Disagree3543.6
3) Not sure7297.4
4) Agree379638.4
5) Strongly agree489449.5
Missing1231 
TOTAL9889100.0
224) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE NOT ON THE PAID STAFF OF THEIR CONGREGATION: How much do you agree with the following statement - I would change churches if my church developed major leadership or financial problems. (LDRPROBS)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree264426.8
2) Disagree323232.7
3) Not sure297830.1
4) Agree7107.2
5) Strongly agree3173.2
Missing1239 
TOTAL9881100.0
225) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE NOT ON THE PAID STAFF OF THEIR CONGREGATION: How much do you agree with the following statement - The church I attend matters a great deal to me. (LIKEMYCH)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree1161.2
2) Disagree3773.8
3) Not sure99010.0
4) Agree369837.4
5) Strongly agree469847.6
Missing1241 
TOTAL9879100.0
226) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE NOT ON THE PAID STAFF OF THEIR CONGREGATION: Which of these most helps you find meaning and purpose in life? (HELPSME)
TOTAL%
1) Religious TV and radio programs1201.2
2) My own private religious experiences, such as prayer and meditation310731.6
3) My church586059.6
4) Religious groups or events outside of my church7507.6
Missing1283 
TOTAL9837100.0
227) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE NOT ON THE PAID STAFF OF THEIR CONGREGATION: Which of these gives you the most help with moral questions? (MORAL?S)
TOTAL%
1) Religious TV and radio programs2292.3
2) My own private religious experiences, such as prayer and meditation333734.1
3) My church532254.4
4) Religious groups or events outside of my church8979.2
Missing1335 
TOTAL9785100.0
228) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE NOT ON THE PAID STAFF OF THEIR CONGREGATION: Which of these most helps you grow spiritually? (SPIRGRWS)
TOTAL%
1) Religious TV and radio programs1361.4
2) My own private religious experiences, such as prayer and meditation216122.0
3) My church673468.7
4) Religious groups or events outside of my church7717.9
Missing1318 
TOTAL9802100.0
229) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE NOT ON THE PAID STAFF OF THEIR CONGREGATION: How important to you is belonging to a church? (BELONGCH)
TOTAL%
1) Very important597460.3
2) Important256125.9
3) Somewhat important99610.1
4) Not too important2892.9
5) Not at all important840.8
Missing1216 
TOTAL9904100.0
230) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE NOT ON THE PAID STAFF OF THEIR CONGREGATION: How often do you attend worship services at your church? (ATTENDCH)
TOTAL%
1) Never580.6
2) A few times a year3934.0
3) About once a month4104.1
4) Two or three times a month133913.5
5) About once a week574257.7
6) More than once a week200420.1
Missing1174 
TOTAL9946100.0
231) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE NOT ON THE PAID STAFF OF THEIR CONGREGATION: How many hours during the past month did you attend programs or events at your church (other than worship)? (HRSATTND)
TOTAL%
1) 0 hours179518.2
2) 1-2 hours213921.7
3) 3-5 hours277828.2
4) 6-10 hours182718.5
5) 11-20 hours8558.7
6) More than 20 hours4644.7
Missing1262 
TOTAL9858100.0
232) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE NOT ON THE PAID STAFF OF THEIR CONGREGATION: How many hours during the past month did you give volunteer time at your church to teach, lead, serve on a committee, or help with some program or event? (HRSVOLCH)
TOTAL%
1) 0 hours210921.4
2) 1-2 hours206921.0
3) 3-5 hours258026.2
4) 6-10 hours181918.5
5) 11-20 hours7407.5
6) More than 20 hours5265.3
Missing1277 
TOTAL9843100.0
233) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE NOT ON THE PAID STAFF OF THEIR CONGREGATION: How many hours during the past month did you participate in religious events, programs, or groups outside of your church? (HRSPART)
TOTAL%
1) 0 hours546855.6
2) 1-2 hours204420.8
3) 3-5 hours121812.4
4) 6-10 hours6136.2
5) 11-20 hours2302.3
6) More than 20 hours2542.6
Missing1293 
TOTAL9827100.0
234) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE NOT ON THE PAID STAFF OF THEIR CONGREGATION: With which denomination is your church affiliated? - Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) (DISCIPLS)
TOTAL%
0) No786981.1
1) Yes183218.9
Missing1419 
TOTAL9701100.0
235) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE NOT ON THE PAID STAFF OF THEIR CONGREGATION: With which denomination is your church affiliated? - Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA)
TOTAL%
0) No758478.2
1) Yes211721.8
Missing1419 
TOTAL9701100.0
236) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE NOT ON THE PAID STAFF OF THEIR CONGREGATION: With which denomination is your church affiliated? - Presbyterian Church (U.S.A) (PCUSA)
TOTAL%
0) No794381.9
1) Yes175818.1
Missing1419 
TOTAL9701100.0
237) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE NOT ON THE PAID STAFF OF THEIR CONGREGATION: With which denomination is your church affiliated? - Southern Baptist Convention (SBC)
TOTAL%
0) No862888.9
1) Yes107311.1
Missing1419 
TOTAL9701100.0
238) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE NOT ON THE PAID STAFF OF THEIR CONGREGATION: With which denomination is your church affiliated? - United Methodist Church (UMC)
TOTAL%
0) No815684.1
1) Yes154515.9
Missing1419 
TOTAL9701100.0
239) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE NOT ON THE PAID STAFF OF THEIR CONGREGATION: With which denomination is your church affiliated? - United Church of Christ (UCC)
TOTAL%
0) No802482.7
1) Yes167717.3
Missing1419 
TOTAL9701100.0
240) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE NOT ON THE PAID STAFF OF THEIR CONGREGATION: With which denomination is your church affiliated? - I do not know. (NOTKNOW)
TOTAL%
0) No970197.7
1) Yes2312.3
Missing1188 
TOTAL9932100.0
241) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE NOT ON THE PAID STAFF OF THEIR CONGREGATION: How important is it to you to attend a church of the denomination you marked above? (ATTDENOM)
TOTAL%
1) It's extremely important to me216921.8
2) It's important to me377838.1
3) It's somewhat important to me215821.7
4) It's not too important to me9399.5
5) It's not important at all8858.9
Missing1191 
TOTAL9929100.0
242) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE NOT ON THE PAID STAFF OF THEIR CONGREGATION: How satisfied are you with the denomination you marked in question 204? (SATDENOM)
TOTAL%
1) Very satisfied426743.0
2) Satisfied390639.4
3) Somewhat satisfied144714.6
4) Dissatisfied2292.3
5) Very dissatisfied720.7
Missing1199 
TOTAL9921100.0
243) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE NOT ON THE PAID STAFF OF THEIR CONGREGATION: If you moved to another city that had many churches from which to choose, would you attend a church of the same denomination you now attend? (SAMDENOM)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, absolutely328132.9
2) Yes, probably485348.7
3) Maybe152815.3
4) Probably not2092.1
5) No910.9
Missing1158 
TOTAL9962100.0
244) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE 18 YEARS OR OLDER: What is the highest level of education you have completed? (EDUCATIO)
TOTAL%
1) Completed some grade school570.7
2) Completed grade school2563.1
3) Took some high school4215.1
4) Completed high school182322.1
5) Went to vocational school4745.7
6) Took some college158619.2
7) Completed college128815.6
8) Did some graduate or professional degree work7168.7
9) Completed a graduate or professional degree163819.8
Missing2861 
TOTAL8259100.0
245) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE 18 YEARS OR OLDER: How much did your family or household earn in 1987? (INCOME)
TOTAL%
1) Less than $7,0002973.6
2) $7,000 - $12,0005386.5
3) $12,001 -$16,0005736.9
4) $16,001 - $20,0006297.6
5) $20,001 - $25,000100412.2
6) $25,001 - $38,000199624.2
7) $38,001 - $50,000157919.1
8) $50,001 - $75,000111413.5
9) $75,001 - $100,0003233.9
10) More than $100,0001962.4
Missing2871 
TOTAL8249100.0
246) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE 18 YEARS OR OLDER: Which of the following best applies to you? (MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Single and never married95811.2
2) Single, but living with someone in a committed relationship450.5
3) Married592669.3
4) Divorced, now single3584.2
5) Divorced and remarried5496.4
6) Widowed, now single5616.6
7) Widowed and remarried1001.2
8) Separated520.6
Missing2571 
TOTAL8549100.0
247) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE 18 YEARS OR OLDER: What is your political party preference? (POLPARTY)
TOTAL%
1) Strong Democrat108312.8
2) Not very strong Democrat122814.5
3) Independent, close to Democrat95911.3
4) Independent, no preference142116.8
5) Independent, close to Republican98611.7
6) No very strong Republican147317.4
7) Strong Republican131115.5
Missing2659 
TOTAL8461100.0
248) Which of the following best describes your political orientation? (POLORIEN)
TOTAL%
1) Extremely liberal1521.5
2) Liberal116311.2
3) Slightly liberal108810.5
4) Moderate408839.4
5) Slightly conservative180817.4
6) Conservative186117.9
7) Extremely conservative2102.0
Missing750 
TOTAL10370100.0
249) How many people belong to your church? (NUMCHRCH)
TOTAL%
1) Less than 100152514.0
2) 100-200318429.2
3) 201-500401636.8
4) 501-999141012.9
5) 1000 or more7717.1
Missing214 
TOTAL10906100.0
250) How well do you think your church does at making a difference in the lives of the following - Children (grades 1-6) (KIDSCH)
TOTAL%
1) Poor2021.9
2) Fair7036.6
3) OK127412.0
4) Good292127.5
5) Very good341432.1
6) Excellent171016.1
7) Outstanding4163.9
Missing480 
TOTAL10640100.0
251) How well do you think your church does at making a difference in the lives of the following - Teenagers? (TEENSCH)
TOTAL%
1) Poor8738.2
2) Fair133612.5
3) OK156814.7
4) Good278526.0
5) Very good250223.4
6) Excellent123811.6
7) Outstanding3953.7
Missing423 
TOTAL10697100.0
252) How well do you think your church does at making a difference in the lives of the following - Adults? (ADULTCH)
TOTAL%
1) Poor2202.0
2) Fair6546.1
3) OK129112.0
4) Good302028.1
5) Very good340131.7
6) Excellent170815.9
7) Outstanding4474.2
Missing379 
TOTAL10741100.0
253) I-SEX: Are you male or female (for use with on-line analysis)? (I-SEX)
TOTAL%
1) Male394235.8
2) Female705864.2
Missing120 
TOTAL11000100.0
254) I-RACE: How do you describe yourself (recoded for use with on-line anlaysis)? (I-RACE)
TOTAL%
1) Asian/Paci610.6
2) Black1981.8
3) Latino/His1171.1
4) White1028194.7
5) Other1991.8
Missing264 
TOTAL10856100.0
255) I-MARITAL: ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE 18 YEARS OR OLDER: Which of the following best applies to you (recoded for use with on-line analysis)? (I-MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Single95811.2
2) Married592669.3
3) Divorced90710.6
4) Widowed6617.7
5) Other971.1
Missing2571 
TOTAL8549100.0
256) I-EDUCATIO: ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE 18 YEARS OR OLDER: What is the highest level of education you have completed (recoded for use with on-line analysis)? (I-EDUCATIO)
TOTAL%
1) 7348.9
2) High schl340941.3
3) Voc schl4745.7
4) College200424.3
5) Grad degr163819.8
Missing2861 
TOTAL8259100.0
257) I-INCOME: ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE 18 YEARS OR OLDER: How much did your family or household earn in 1987 (recoded for use with on-line analysis)? (I-INCOME)
TOTAL%
1) <$16,000140817.1
2) $16001-25K163319.8
3) $25001-38K199624.2
4) $38001-75K269332.6
5) >$75,0005196.3
Missing2871 
TOTAL8249100.0