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

Data Archive > U.S. Surveys > Religious Groups > Members or Leaders > Other > Codebook


All frequencies are raw numbers (no weights used).
1) Type of Respondent (WHO)
TOTAL%
1) Pastor517100.0
TOTAL517100.0
2) Denomination (DENOM)
TOTAL%
1) Disciples of Christ9518.4
2) Evangelical Lutheran Church in America10119.5
3) Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)9117.6
4) Southern Baptist Convention6312.2
5) United Church of Christ8516.4
6) United Methodist Church8215.9
TOTAL517100.0
3) Congregation ID (CID)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL5173419.8451732
4) Respondent ID (SERID)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL5176139.123294
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 emphasis81.6
2) Small emphasis9819.1
3) Some emphasis22944.6
4) Strong emphasis13426.1
5) Very strong emphasis448.6
Missing4 
TOTAL513100.0
6) How much emphasis do you think your church puts on the following - Supporting missionary work. (EMPMISSN)
TOTAL%
1) No emphasis265.0
2) Small emphasis11622.5
3) Some emphasis18034.9
4) Strong emphasis14327.7
5) Very strong emphasis519.9
Missing1 
TOTAL516100.0
7) How much emphasis do you think your church puts on the following - Teaching the Bible. (EMPBIBLE)
TOTAL%
1) No emphasis71.4
2) Small emphasis275.2
3) Some emphasis16331.7
4) Strong emphasis20439.6
5) Very strong emphasis11422.1
Missing2 
TOTAL515100.0
8) How much emphasis do you think your church puts on the following - Supporting members in times of personal crisis. (EMPMBRS)
TOTAL%
1) No emphasis30.6
2) Small emphasis183.5
3) Some emphasis7013.6
4) Strong emphasis25248.8
5) Very strong emphasis17333.5
Missing1 
TOTAL516100.0
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 emphasis224.3
2) Small emphasis14828.9
3) Some emphasis18536.1
4) Strong emphasis11923.2
5) Very strong emphasis387.4
Missing5 
TOTAL512100.0
10) How much emphasis do you think your church puts on the following - Providing members with love, support, and friendship. (EMPPROV)
TOTAL%
1) No emphasis40.8
2) Small emphasis193.7
3) Some emphasis9518.4
4) Strong emphasis24046.5
5) Very strong emphasis15830.6
Missing1 
TOTAL516100.0
11) How much emphasis do you think your church puts on the following - Reaching out to the poor and hungry. (EMPREACH)
TOTAL%
1) No emphasis81.6
2) Small emphasis8115.7
3) Some emphasis21441.6
4) Strong emphasis16732.4
5) Very strong emphasis458.7
Missing2 
TOTAL515100.0
12) How much emphasis do you think your church puts on the following - Encouraging personal commitment to Jesus. (EMPJESUS)
TOTAL%
1) No emphasis101.9
2) Small emphasis8416.4
3) Some emphasis17734.5
4) Strong emphasis13927.1
5) Very strong emphasis10320.1
Missing4 
TOTAL513100.0
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 emphasis316.0
2) Small emphasis17734.4
3) Some emphasis19036.9
4) Strong emphasis7715.0
5) Very strong emphasis407.8
Missing2 
TOTAL515100.0
14) How much emphasis do you think your church puts on the following - Providing meaningful and uplifting worship experiences. (EMPWRSHP)
TOTAL%
1) No emphasis30.6
2) Small emphasis132.5
3) Some emphasis8616.7
4) Strong emphasis26551.4
5) Very strong emphasis14928.9
Missing1 
TOTAL516100.0
15) How much emphasis do you think your church puts on the following - Music. (EMPMUSIC)
TOTAL%
1) No emphasis81.6
2) Small emphasis489.5
3) Some emphasis16332.1
4) Strong emphasis18937.3
5) Very strong emphasis9919.5
Missing10 
TOTAL507100.0
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 emphasis509.7
2) Small emphasis12023.3
3) Some emphasis23144.9
4) Strong emphasis9819.1
5) Very strong emphasis152.9
Missing3 
TOTAL514100.0
17) How much emphasis do you think your church puts on the following - Giving members answers to moral questions. (EMPMORAL)
TOTAL%
1) No emphasis214.1
2) Small emphasis11021.6
3) Some emphasis24848.6
4) Strong emphasis11121.8
5) Very strong emphasis203.9
Missing7 
TOTAL510100.0
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 emphasis40.8
2) Small emphasis224.3
3) Some emphasis18636.2
4) Strong emphasis22944.6
5) Very strong emphasis7314.2
Missing3 
TOTAL514100.0
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 emphasis20.4
2) Small emphasis275.2
3) Some emphasis16832.6
4) Strong emphasis25148.6
5) Very strong emphasis6813.2
Missing1 
TOTAL516100.0
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 emphasis10.2
2) Small emphasis316.0
3) Some emphasis18936.6
4) Strong emphasis22343.2
5) Very strong emphasis7214.0
Missing1 
TOTAL516100.0
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 emphasis7815.1
2) Small emphasis20038.7
3) Some emphasis16231.3
4) Strong emphasis6713.0
5) Very strong emphasis101.9
TOTAL517100.0
22) How much emphasis do you think your church puts on the following - Discussing national and international issues. (EMPISSUE)
TOTAL%
1) No emphasis8015.5
2) Small emphasis21641.8
3) Some emphasis15730.4
4) Strong emphasis5510.6
5) Very strong emphasis91.7
TOTAL517100.0
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 emphasis9217.9
2) Small emphasis20539.9
3) Some emphasis15029.2
4) Strong emphasis5310.3
5) Very strong emphasis142.7
Missing3 
TOTAL514100.0
24) How much emphasis do you think your church puts on the following - Providing excellent Christian education for children. (EMPCECUD)
TOTAL%
1) No emphasis101.9
2) Small emphasis6312.2
3) Some emphasis15029.1
4) Strong emphasis22543.6
5) Very strong emphasis6813.2
Missing1 
TOTAL516100.0
25) How much emphasis do you think your church puts on the following - Providing excellent Christian education for teenagers. (EMPTEDUC)
TOTAL%
1) No emphasis285.4
2) Small emphasis10019.4
3) Some emphasis19237.2
4) Strong emphasis15129.3
5) Very strong emphasis458.7
Missing1 
TOTAL516100.0
26) How much emphasis do you think your church puts on the following - Providing excellent Christian education for adults. (EMPAEDUC)
TOTAL%
1) No emphasis101.9
2) Small emphasis7915.3
3) Some emphasis18936.6
4) Strong emphasis18135.0
5) Very strong emphasis5811.2
TOTAL517100.0
27) Which of the following best describes your commitment to Jesus Christ? (COMMITMT)
TOTAL%
1) I am not committed to Christ.20.4
2) I am not sure if I am committed to Christ.20.4
3) I committed my life to Christ at a specific moment in my life.10420.2
4) My commitment to Christ developed gradually over a period of time.23645.9
5) I've been committed to Christ since I was a young child.17033.1
Missing3 
TOTAL514100.0
28) Do you believe the following statement about God - God is loving. (BLVLOVNG)
TOTAL%
0) No30.6
1) Yes51399.4
Missing1 
TOTAL516100.0
29) Do you believe the following statement about God - God is aware of everything I think and do. (BLVAWARE)
TOTAL%
0) No8616.7
1) Yes43083.3
Missing1 
TOTAL516100.0
30) Do you believe the following statement about God - God punishes those who do wrong. (BLVPUNSH)
TOTAL%
0) No36871.3
1) Yes14828.7
Missing1 
TOTAL516100.0
31) Do you believe the following statement about God - God is strict. (BLVSTRCT)
TOTAL%
0) No40979.3
1) Yes10720.7
Missing1 
TOTAL516100.0
32) Do you believe the following statement about God - God accepts me as I am. (BLVIAM)
TOTAL%
0) No407.8
1) Yes47692.2
Missing1 
TOTAL516100.0
33) Do you believe the following statement about God - God has a plan for my life. (BLVPLAN)
TOTAL%
0) No14127.3
1) Yes37572.7
Missing1 
TOTAL516100.0
34) Do you believe the following statement about God - God is judging. (BLVJUDG)
TOTAL%
0) No23445.3
1) Yes28254.7
Missing1 
TOTAL516100.0
35) Do you believe the following statement about God - God decides everything I do. (BLVIDO)
TOTAL%
0) No50597.9
1) Yes112.1
Missing1 
TOTAL516100.0
36) Do you believe the following statement about God - God is mysterious. (BLVMSTRY)
TOTAL%
0) No12223.6
1) Yes39476.4
Missing1 
TOTAL516100.0
37) Do you believe the following statement about God - God is forgiving. (BLV4GIV)
TOTAL%
0) No40.8
1) Yes51299.2
Missing1 
TOTAL516100.0
38) Are you male or female? (SEX)
TOTAL%
1) Male47892.6
2) Female387.4
Missing1 
TOTAL516100.0
39) How important is religious faith in your life? (FAITHIMP)
TOTAL%
1) It is the most important influence in my life.37172.3
2) It is a very important influence in my life.12724.8
3) It is an important influence, but other things are also important in my life.152.9
Missing4 
TOTAL513100.0
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) 05911.4
1) 1234.5
2) 28516.5
3) 311121.5
4) 48716.9
5) 515129.3
Missing1 
TOTAL516100.0
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) Never346.6
2) Once183.5
3) 2-5 times10420.2
4) 6-9 times5510.7
5) 10 times or more30459.0
Missing2 
TOTAL515100.0
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) Never20.4
2) Once40.8
3) 2-5 times5711.1
4) 6-9 times8416.3
5) 10 times or more36871.5
Missing2 
TOTAL515100.0
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) Never17534.2
2) Once9418.4
3) 2-5 times16131.5
4) 6-9 times458.8
5) 10 times or more367.0
Missing6 
TOTAL511100.0
44) How often have you done the following in the past year - Clearly felt the presence of God in your life. (FEELGOD)
TOTAL%
1) Never40.8
2) Once91.8
3) 2-5 times5310.4
4) 6-9 times7113.9
5) 10 times or more37573.2
Missing5 
TOTAL512100.0
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 hours10320.4
2) 1-2 hours14128.0
3) 3-5 hours10120.0
4) 6-9 hours5210.3
5) 10 hours or more10721.2
Missing13 
TOTAL504100.0
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 hours13627.0
2) 1-2 hours14027.8
3) 3-5 hours9318.5
4) 6-9 hours5611.1
5) 10 hours or more7915.7
Missing13 
TOTAL504100.0
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 hours5410.8
2) 1-2 hours14428.7
3) 3-5 hours12324.5
4) 6-9 hours8617.1
5) 10 hours or more9518.9
Missing15 
TOTAL502100.0
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 hours22144.1
2) 1-2 hours16633.1
3) 3-5 hours6813.6
4) 6-9 hours255.0
5) 10 hours or more214.2
Missing16 
TOTAL501100.0
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 hours18236.2
2) 1-2 hours12925.6
3) 3-5 hours8516.9
4) 6-9 hours489.5
5) 10 hours or more5911.7
Missing14 
TOTAL503100.0
50) How many hours have you done the following in the past 30 days - Been involved in personal growth activities. (HRSGRWTH)
TOTAL%
1) 0 hours14328.5
2) 1-2 hours9619.2
3) 3-5 hours10220.4
4) 6-9 hours6312.6
5) 10 hours or more9719.4
Missing16 
TOTAL501100.0
51) How often do you do the following - Pray or meditate, other than at church or before meals. (YOUPRAY)
TOTAL%
2) Less than once a month10.2
3) About once a month30.6
4) 2 or 3 times a month122.3
5) About once a week224.3
6) Several times a week15830.6
7) Once a day or more32162.1
TOTAL517100.0
52) How often do you do the following - Watch religious programs on television. (YOUWATCH)
TOTAL%
1) Never15329.7
2) Less than once a month16131.3
3) About once a month5210.1
4) 2 or 3 times a month6212.0
5) About once a week6412.4
6) Several times a week142.7
7) Once a day or more91.7
Missing2 
TOTAL515100.0
53) How often do you do the following - Listen to religious programs on the radio. (YOULSTEN)
TOTAL%
1) Never20539.8
2) Less than once a month13626.4
3) About once a month326.2
4) 2 or 3 times a month356.8
5) About once a week418.0
6) Several times a week438.3
7) Once a day or more234.5
Missing2 
TOTAL515100.0
54) How often do you do the following - Read the Bible when you are alone. (YOUBIBLE)
TOTAL%
2) Less than once a month61.2
3) About once a month81.6
4) 2 or 3 times a month183.5
5) About once a week468.9
6) Several times a week24747.9
7) Once a day or more19137.0
Missing1 
TOTAL516100.0
55) How often do you do the following - Read religious magazines, newspapers, or books other than the Bible. (YOUREAD)
TOTAL%
1) Never20.4
2) Less than once a month40.8
3) About once a month61.2
4) 2 or 3 times a month336.4
5) About once a week7314.1
6) Several times a week23445.3
7) Once a day or more16531.9
TOTAL517100.0
56) How much money did you contribute to the following in 1987 - To my church. (GIVCHRCH)
TOTAL%
1) $020.4
2) $1-$5010.2
3) $51-$10040.8
4) $101-$500326.2
5) $501-$1,0005610.9
6) $1,001-$2,00014928.9
7) More than $2,00027152.6
Missing2 
TOTAL515100.0
57) How much money did you contribute to the following in 1987 - To other religious groups or religious organizations. (GIVREL)
TOTAL%
1) $011121.9
2) $1-$5014628.7
3) $51-$1007615.0
4) $101-$50012224.0
5) $501-$1,000316.1
6) $1,001-$2,000153.0
7) More than $2,00071.4
Missing9 
TOTAL508100.0
58) How much money did you contribute to the following in 1987 - To a TV evangelist. (GIVEVANG)
TOTAL%
1) $047995.4
2) $1-$50163.2
3) $51-$10040.8
4) $101-$50020.4
5) $501-$1,00010.2
Missing15 
TOTAL502100.0
59) How much money did you contribute to the following in 1987 - To charities or social service organizations. (GIVCHAR)
TOTAL%
1) $0346.6
2) $1-$5018235.5
3) $51-$10012524.4
4) $101-$50013927.1
5) $501-$1,000254.9
6) $1,001-$2,00051.0
7) More than $2,00020.4
Missing5 
TOTAL512100.0
60) How much money did you contribute to the following in 1987 - To peace or social justice groups. (GIVPEACE)
TOTAL%
1) $024447.9
2) $1-$5015530.5
3) $51-$1007013.8
4) $101-$500346.7
5) $501-$1,00051.0
7) More than $2,00010.2
Missing8 
TOTAL509100.0
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 disagree101.9
2) I tend to disagree193.7
3) I'm not sure244.7
4) I tend to agree11021.3
5) I definitely agree35368.4
Missing1 
TOTAL516100.0
62) How much do you agree or disagree with the following statement - Human nature is basically good. (WEBGOOD)
TOTAL%
1) I definitely disagree13225.7
2) I tend to disagree10921.2
3) I'm not sure428.2
4) I tend to agree15029.2
5) I definitely agree8115.8
Missing3 
TOTAL514100.0
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 disagree37172.3
2) I tend to disagree11121.6
3) I'm not sure91.8
4) I tend to agree91.8
5) I definitely agree132.5
Missing4 
TOTAL513100.0
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 disagree6612.9
2) I tend to disagree6612.9
3) I'm not sure8516.6
4) I tend to agree14127.5
5) I definitely agree15430.1
Missing5 
TOTAL512100.0
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 disagree36571.0
2) I tend to disagree11622.6
3) I'm not sure142.7
4) I tend to agree91.8
5) I definitely agree101.9
Missing3 
TOTAL514100.0
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 disagree295.6
2) I tend to disagree5610.9
3) I'm not sure509.7
4) I tend to agree20339.4
5) I definitely agree17734.4
Missing2 
TOTAL515100.0
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 disagree40.8
2) I tend to disagree152.9
3) I'm not sure377.2
4) I tend to agree18936.8
5) I definitely agree26952.3
Missing3 
TOTAL514100.0
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 disagree428.2
2) I tend to disagree9217.9
3) I'm not sure5410.5
4) I tend to agree16131.4
5) I definitely agree16432.0
Missing4 
TOTAL513100.0
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 disagree61.2
2) I tend to disagree81.6
3) I'm not sure152.9
4) I tend to agree23044.7
5) I definitely agree25549.6
Missing3 
TOTAL514100.0
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 disagree28956.2
2) I tend to disagree10219.8
3) I'm not sure387.4
4) I tend to agree428.2
5) I definitely agree438.4
Missing3 
TOTAL514100.0
71) How much do you agree or disagree with the following statement - I believe in reincarnation. (REINCARN)
TOTAL%
1) I definitely disagree43384.6
2) I tend to disagree377.2
3) I'm not sure234.5
4) I tend to agree91.8
5) I definitely agree102.0
Missing5 
TOTAL512100.0
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 disagree12724.7
2) I tend to disagree23345.3
3) I'm not sure428.2
4) I tend to agree9217.9
5) I definitely agree203.9
Missing3 
TOTAL514100.0
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 disagree31260.9
2) I tend to disagree9919.3
3) I'm not sure428.2
4) I tend to agree407.8
5) I definitely agree193.7
Missing5 
TOTAL512100.0
74) How much do you agree or disagree with the following statement - I believe in astrology. (ASTROLGY)
TOTAL%
1) I definitely disagree46891.4
2) I tend to disagree285.5
3) I'm not sure122.3
4) I tend to agree30.6
5) I definitely agree10.2
Missing5 
TOTAL512100.0
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 disagree24748.1
2) I tend to disagree10720.9
3) I'm not sure8216.0
4) I tend to agree6312.3
5) I definitely agree142.7
Missing4 
TOTAL513100.0
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 disagree234.5
2) I tend to disagree5210.1
3) I'm not sure6412.5
4) I tend to agree26150.9
5) I definitely agree11322.0
Missing4 
TOTAL513100.0
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 disagree30.6
2) I tend to disagree10.2
3) I'm not sure91.8
4) I tend to agree6913.5
5) I definitely agree43084.0
Missing5 
TOTAL512100.0
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 disagree387.4
2) I tend to disagree407.8
3) I'm not sure346.6
4) I tend to agree10921.2
5) I definitely agree29357.0
Missing3 
TOTAL514100.0
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 disagree25950.7
2) I tend to disagree16532.3
3) I'm not sure387.4
4) I tend to agree397.6
5) I definitely agree102.0
Missing6 
TOTAL511100.0
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 disagree7214.0
2) I tend to disagree17634.2
3) I'm not sure9919.3
4) I tend to agree13726.7
5) I definitely agree305.8
Missing3 
TOTAL514100.0
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 disagree17133.3
2) I tend to disagree7013.6
3) I'm not sure5711.1
4) I tend to agree12524.3
5) I definitely agree9117.7
Missing3 
TOTAL514100.0
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 disagree91.7
2) I tend to disagree112.1
3) I'm not sure254.9
4) I tend to agree17634.2
5) I definitely agree29457.1
Missing2 
TOTAL515100.0
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 disagree9217.9
2) I tend to disagree15930.9
3) I'm not sure499.5
4) I tend to agree16732.4
5) I definitely agree489.3
Missing2 
TOTAL515100.0
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 disagree32363.2
2) I tend to disagree8717.0
3) I'm not sure6612.9
4) I tend to agree193.7
5) I definitely agree163.1
Missing6 
TOTAL511100.0
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 disagree28355.2
2) I tend to disagree15630.4
3) I'm not sure163.1
4) I tend to agree346.6
5) I definitely agree244.7
Missing4 
TOTAL513100.0
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 right91.7
2) Often right81.6
3) Not sure71.4
4) Often wrong14928.9
5) Always wrong34266.4
Missing2 
TOTAL515100.0
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 right101.9
2) Often right326.2
3) Not sure5911.5
4) Often wrong18135.1
5) Always wrong23345.2
Missing2 
TOTAL515100.0
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 right244.7
2) Often right18135.1
3) Not sure11923.1
4) Often wrong11321.9
5) Always wrong7815.1
Missing2 
TOTAL515100.0
89) How right or wrong is the following statement - Sexual intercourse by two unmarried adults who love each other. (PREMARSX)
TOTAL%
1) Always right71.4
2) Often right11822.9
3) Not sure5210.1
4) Often wrong14027.1
5) Always wrong19938.6
Missing1 
TOTAL516100.0
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 right51.0
2) Often right20.4
3) Not sure10.2
4) Often wrong11121.5
5) Always wrong39776.9
Missing1 
TOTAL516100.0
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 right152.9
2) Often right377.2
3) Not sure6813.2
4) Often wrong8316.1
5) Always wrong31160.5
Missing3 
TOTAL514100.0
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 right8716.9
2) Often right30959.9
3) Not sure489.3
4) Often wrong5410.5
5) Always wrong183.5
Missing1 
TOTAL516100.0
93) How right or wrong is the following statement - Sending U.S. military aid to Central America to fight communism. (NOCOMMUN)
TOTAL%
1) Always right275.3
2) Often right10019.5
3) Not sure6212.1
4) Often wrong20038.9
5) Always wrong12524.3
Missing3 
TOTAL514100.0
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 right91.7
2) Often right265.0
3) Not sure295.6
4) Often wrong15229.5
5) Always wrong30058.1
Missing1 
TOTAL516100.0
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 right183.5
2) Often right9017.4
3) Not sure7013.6
4) Often wrong7614.7
5) Always wrong26250.8
Missing1 
TOTAL516100.0
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 right26952.1
2) Often right16732.4
3) Not sure203.9
4) Often wrong152.9
5) Always wrong458.7
Missing1 
TOTAL516100.0
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 right25449.2
2) Often right17734.3
3) Not sure295.6
4) Often wrong285.4
5) Always wrong285.4
Missing1 
TOTAL516100.0
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 true10.2
2) Rarely true51.0
3) True once in a while224.3
4) Sometimes true7314.1
5) Often true17133.1
6) Almost always true14127.3
7) Always true10320.0
Missing1 
TOTAL516100.0
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 true20.4
2) Rarely true20.4
3) True once in a while20.4
4) Sometimes true40.8
5) Often true101.9
6) Almost always true509.7
7) Always true44586.4
Missing2 
TOTAL515100.0
100) How true is the following statement - My faith shapes how I think and act each and every day. (DAILYFTH)
TOTAL%
1) Never true10.2
3) True once in a while51.0
4) Sometimes true173.3
5) Often true8817.1
6) Almost always true19938.6
7) Always true20639.9
Missing1 
TOTAL516100.0
101) How true is the following statement - I help others with their religious questions and struggles. (RELQUEST)
TOTAL%
3) True once in a while40.8
4) Sometimes true152.9
5) Often true11822.9
6) Almost always true17233.4
7) Always true20640.0
Missing2 
TOTAL515100.0
102) How true is the following statement - I tend to be critical of other people. (CRITICAL)
TOTAL%
1) Never true10.2
2) Rarely true8616.7
3) True once in a while12123.4
4) Sometimes true18636.0
5) Often true10320.0
6) Almost always true152.9
7) Always true40.8
Missing1 
TOTAL516100.0
103) How true is the following statement - In my free time, I help people who have problems or needs. (GIVENEED)
TOTAL%
2) Rarely true193.7
3) True once in a while6713.0
4) Sometimes true12424.1
5) Often true17534.0
6) Almost always true8616.7
7) Always true438.4
Missing3 
TOTAL514100.0
104) How true is the following statement - My faith helps me know right from wrong. (FAITHHLP)
TOTAL%
2) Rarely true20.4
3) True once in a while40.8
4) Sometimes true254.9
5) Often true9117.7
6) Almost always true21241.2
7) Always true18035.0
Missing3 
TOTAL514100.0
105) How true is the following statement - I do things to help protect the environment. (ENVIRONS)
TOTAL%
1) Never true10.2
2) Rarely true101.9
3) True once in a while316.0
4) Sometimes true9017.5
5) Often true18135.2
6) Almost always true15930.9
7) Always true428.2
Missing3 
TOTAL514100.0
106) How true is the following statement - I devote time to reading and studying the Bible. (TIMEBIBL)
TOTAL%
2) Rarely true30.6
3) True once in a while61.2
4) Sometimes true387.4
5) Often true10720.7
6) Almost always true15730.4
7) Always true20539.7
Missing1 
TOTAL516100.0
107) How true is the following statement - I have a hard time accepting myself. (KNOWME)
TOTAL%
1) Never true407.8
2) Rarely true15930.9
3) True once in a while11822.9
4) Sometimes true10620.6
5) Often true6312.2
6) Almost always true214.1
7) Always true81.6
Missing2 
TOTAL515100.0
108) How true is the following statement - Every day I see evidence that God is active in the world. (GODLIVES)
TOTAL%
2) Rarely true40.8
3) True once in a while101.9
4) Sometimes true305.8
5) Often true8716.9
6) Almost always true14528.1
7) Always true24046.5
Missing1 
TOTAL516100.0
109) How true is the following statement - I take excellent care of my physical health. (GOODHLTH)
TOTAL%
1) Never true10.2
2) Rarely true265.0
3) True once in a while6813.2
4) Sometimes true13025.2
5) Often true15129.3
6) Almost always true12223.7
7) Always true173.3
Missing2 
TOTAL515100.0
110) How true is the following statement - I am active in efforts to promote social justice. (SOCJUSTC)
TOTAL%
1) Never true122.3
2) Rarely true8215.9
3) True once in a while12123.5
4) Sometimes true12524.3
5) Often true10921.2
6) Almost always true519.9
7) Always true152.9
Missing2 
TOTAL515100.0
111) How true is the following statement - I seek out opportunities to help me grow spiritually. (SPIRGROW)
TOTAL%
2) Rarely true91.8
3) True once in a while183.5
4) Sometimes true7614.8
5) Often true17534.0
6) Almost always true15129.4
7) Always true8516.5
Missing3 
TOTAL514100.0
112) How true is the following statement - I take time for periods of prayer or meditation. (DLYPRAY)
TOTAL%
2) Rarely true112.1
3) True once in a while285.4
4) Sometimes true8115.7
5) Often true12524.3
6) Almost always true15930.9
7) Always true11121.6
Missing2 
TOTAL515100.0
113) How true is the following statement - I am active in efforts to promote world peace. (WRLDPEAC)
TOTAL%
1) Never true285.4
2) Rarely true9518.4
3) True once in a while12624.5
4) Sometimes true12624.5
5) Often true8015.5
6) Almost always true448.5
7) Always true163.1
Missing2 
TOTAL515100.0
114) How true is the following statement - I accept people whose religious beliefs are different from mine. (DIFFBLFS)
TOTAL%
2) Rarely true30.6
3) True once in a while71.4
4) Sometimes true193.7
5) Often true11221.7
6) Almost always true27553.2
7) Always true10119.5
TOTAL517100.0
115) How true is the following statement - I feel a deep sense of responsibility for reducing pain and suffering in the world. (STOPPAIN)
TOTAL%
2) Rarely true122.3
3) True once in a while377.2
4) Sometimes true7815.1
5) Often true18034.8
6) Almost always true13826.7
7) Always true7213.9
TOTAL517100.0
116) How true is the following statement - As I grow older, my understanding of God changes. (GODCHNGS)
TOTAL%
1) Never true40.8
2) Rarely true152.9
3) True once in a while122.3
4) Sometimes true489.3
5) Often true12424.0
6) Almost always true15530.0
7) Always true15830.6
Missing1 
TOTAL516100.0
117) How true is the following statement - I feel overwhelmed by all the responsibilities and obligations I have. (OVERWHLM)
TOTAL%
1) Never true61.2
2) Rarely true438.3
3) True once in a while8716.8
4) Sometimes true16331.5
5) Often true12524.2
6) Almost always true6212.0
7) Always true316.0
TOTAL517100.0
118) How true is the following statement - I give significant portions of time and money to help other people. (GIVETIME)
TOTAL%
1) Never true10.2
2) Rarely true132.5
3) True once in a while387.4
4) Sometimes true6111.8
5) Often true15930.8
6) Almost always true17333.5
7) Always true7213.9
TOTAL517100.0
119) How true is the following statement - I speak out for equality for women and minorities. (EQUALITY)
TOTAL%
1) Never true71.4
2) Rarely true305.8
3) True once in a while5811.2
4) Sometimes true8716.8
5) Often true13626.3
6) Almost always true13125.3
7) Always true6813.2
TOTAL517100.0
120) How true is the following statement - I feel God's presence in my relationships with other people. (GODSPRSN)
TOTAL%
2) Rarely true51.0
3) True once in a while112.1
4) Sometimes true458.7
5) Often true16131.1
6) Almost always true19136.9
7) Always true10420.1
TOTAL517100.0
121) How true is the following statement - My life is filled with meaning and purpose. (LIFEPURP)
TOTAL%
2) Rarely true30.6
3) True once in a while81.6
4) Sometimes true173.3
5) Often true11923.1
6) Almost always true23445.4
7) Always true13426.0
Missing2 
TOTAL515100.0
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 true7414.3
2) Rarely true14928.9
3) True once in a while12323.8
4) Sometimes true9318.0
5) Often true468.9
6) Almost always true173.3
7) Always true142.7
Missing1 
TOTAL516100.0
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 true22042.8
2) Rarely true10320.0
3) True once in a while367.0
4) Sometimes true448.6
5) Often true356.8
6) Almost always true234.5
7) Always true5310.3
Missing3 
TOTAL514100.0
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 true234.5
2) Rarely true377.2
3) True once in a while6312.2
4) Sometimes true9318.1
5) Often true12023.3
6) Almost always true13426.0
7) Always true458.7
Missing2 
TOTAL515100.0
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 true30.6
2) Rarely true152.9
3) True once in a while5610.9
4) Sometimes true8115.7
5) Often true15129.3
6) Almost always true12524.3
7) Always true8416.3
Missing2 
TOTAL515100.0
126) How true is the following statement - I try to apply my faith to political and social issues. (APPLYFTH)
TOTAL%
1) Never true61.2
2) Rarely true122.3
3) True once in a while275.2
4) Sometimes true5210.1
5) Often true12824.9
6) Almost always true18435.7
7) Always true10620.6
Missing2 
TOTAL515100.0
127) How true is the following statement - My life is committed to Jesus Christ. (MYJESUS)
TOTAL%
1) Never true10.2
3) True once in a while20.4
4) Sometimes true91.7
5) Often true346.6
6) Almost always true15930.9
7) Always true31060.2
Missing2 
TOTAL515100.0
128) How true is the following statement - I talk with other people about my faith. (TALKFTH)
TOTAL%
2) Rarely true10.2
3) True once in a while61.2
4) Sometimes true316.0
5) Often true10620.5
6) Almost always true18235.3
7) Always true19036.8
Missing1 
TOTAL516100.0
129) How true is the following statement - My life is filled with stress and anxiety. (MYSTRESS)
TOTAL%
1) Never true101.9
2) Rarely true7414.3
3) True once in a while11622.5
4) Sometimes true15129.3
5) Often true11121.5
6) Almost always true438.3
7) Always true112.1
Missing1 
TOTAL516100.0
130) How true is the following statement - I go out of my way to show love to people I meet. (SHOWLOV2)
TOTAL%
1) Never true10.2
2) Rarely true40.8
3) True once in a while234.5
4) Sometimes true11321.9
5) Often true18836.4
6) Almost always true15029.1
7) Always true377.2
Missing1 
TOTAL516100.0
131) How true is the following statement - I have a real sense that God is guiding me. (GODGUIDE)
TOTAL%
1) Never true10.2
2) Rarely true40.8
3) True once in a while173.3
4) Sometimes true5210.1
5) Often true13826.8
6) Almost always true18836.5
7) Always true11522.3
Missing2 
TOTAL515100.0
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 true13426.1
2) Rarely true17433.9
3) True once in a while6913.4
4) Sometimes true6011.7
5) Often true397.6
6) Almost always true254.9
7) Always true132.5
Missing3 
TOTAL514100.0
133) How true is the following statement - I like to worship and pray with others. (WRSHPOTH)
TOTAL%
1) Never true10.2
2) Rarely true30.6
4) Sometimes true142.7
5) Often true6111.8
6) Almost always true21742.1
7) Always true21942.5
Missing2 
TOTAL515100.0
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 true30.6
2) Rarely true152.9
3) True once in a while152.9
4) Sometimes true418.0
5) Often true8416.3
6) Almost always true17333.6
7) Always true18435.7
Missing2 
TOTAL515100.0
135) How true is the following statement - I am spiritually moved by the beauty of God's creations. (BEAUTY)
TOTAL%
1) Never true10.2
2) Rarely true30.6
3) True once in a while71.4
4) Sometimes true234.5
5) Often true6212.0
6) Almost always true15329.7
7) Always true26751.7
Missing1 
TOTAL516100.0
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.14228.1
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.31261.7
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.499.7
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 condition.20.4
5) The Bible contains no more truth or wisdom than do the religious books of other world religions.10.2
Missing11 
TOTAL506100.0
137) How true is the following statement about the church you attend? - It feels warm. (CHWARM)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all true20.4
2) Slightly true112.1
3) Somewhat true10219.7
4) Quite true23244.9
5) Very true17032.9
TOTAL517100.0
138) How true is the following statement about the church you attend? - I learn a lot. (CHLEARN)
TOTAL%
1) Never true71.4
2) Rarely true244.7
3) True once in a while12424.1
4) Sometimes true24948.4
5) Often true11021.4
Missing3 
TOTAL514100.0
139) How true is the following statement about the church you attend? - It accepts people who are different. (CHPEOPLE)
TOTAL%
1) Never true71.4
2) Rarely true6913.4
3) True once in a while19037.0
4) Sometimes true17333.7
5) Often true7514.6
Missing3 
TOTAL514100.0
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 true163.1
2) Rarely true10720.7
3) True once in a while20539.7
4) Sometimes true15429.8
5) Often true356.8
TOTAL517100.0
141) How true is the following statement about the church you attend? - It is friendly. (CHFRNDLY)
TOTAL%
1) Never true20.4
2) Rarely true203.9
3) True once in a while7013.8
4) Sometimes true22444.2
5) Often true19137.7
Missing10 
TOTAL507100.0
142) How true is the following statement about the church you attend? - It challenges my thinking. (CHTHINK)
TOTAL%
1) Never true132.6
2) Rarely true397.7
3) True once in a while15129.8
4) Sometimes true21542.5
5) Often true8817.4
Missing11 
TOTAL506100.0
143) How true is the following statement about the church you attend? - It encourages me to ask questions. (CHQUESTN)
TOTAL%
1) Never true153.0
2) Rarely true509.9
3) True once in a while12625.0
4) Sometimes true21642.8
5) Often true9819.4
Missing12 
TOTAL505100.0
144) How true is the following statement about the church you attend? - It is boring. (CHBORING)
TOTAL%
1) Never true22945.4
2) Rarely true15931.5
3) True once in a while9919.6
4) Sometimes true142.8
5) Often true30.6
Missing13 
TOTAL504100.0
145) How true is the following statement about the church you attend? - Strangers feel welcome. (CHWELCOM)
TOTAL%
1) Never true81.6
2) Rarely true397.7
3) True once in a while11322.3
4) Sometimes true24548.3
5) Often true10220.1
Missing10 
TOTAL507100.0
146) How true is the following statement about the church you attend? - It tries out new ideas. (CHIDEAS)
TOTAL%
1) Never true173.4
2) Rarely true8116.0
3) True once in a while17835.2
4) Sometimes true16632.9
5) Often true6312.5
Missing12 
TOTAL505100.0
147) How true is the following statement about the church you attend? - It expects people to learn and think. (CHTHINK2)
TOTAL%
1) Never true163.2
2) Rarely true499.7
3) True once in a while13226.0
4) Sometimes true20740.8
5) Often true10320.3
Missing10 
TOTAL507100.0
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.30.6
2) The world is part of God, but God is greater and larger than the world.9117.7
3) Human beings are part of God.377.2
5) God transcends the world, entering the world infrequently.20.4
6) God transcends the world but is actively involved in the world.38274.2
Missing2 
TOTAL515100.0
149) How true is the following statement - God is active in the lives of individual persons. (ACTIVEGD)
TOTAL%
4) I'm not sure40.8
5) Somewhat true367.0
6) Mostly true8616.7
7) Absolutely true38875.5
Missing3 
TOTAL514100.0
150) How true is the following statement - God works through social and economic systems to bring about social change. (GODCHNG)
TOTAL%
1) Absolutely false40.8
2) Mostly false101.9
3) Somewhat false101.9
4) I'm not sure356.8
5) Somewhat true14227.6
6) Mostly true15930.9
7) Absolutely true15430.0
Missing3 
TOTAL514100.0
151) How true is the following statement - My faith guides me on how to show love to other people. (SHOWLOVE)
TOTAL%
4) I'm not sure30.6
5) Somewhat true458.8
6) Mostly true19938.7
7) Absolutely true26751.9
Missing3 
TOTAL514100.0
152) How true is the following statement - My faith helps me when I feel sad or lonely. (FAITHSAD)
TOTAL%
1) Absolutely false10.2
2) Mostly false10.2
3) Somewhat false10.2
4) I'm not sure40.8
5) Somewhat true5410.6
6) Mostly true20940.9
7) Absolutely true24147.2
Missing6 
TOTAL511100.0
153) How true is the following statement - Salvation refers to the attainment of justice and peace throughout the world. (SALVATN)
TOTAL%
1) Absolutely false10921.3
2) Mostly false6011.7
3) Somewhat false509.8
4) I'm not sure316.1
5) Somewhat true13526.4
6) Mostly true7514.6
7) Absolutely true5210.2
Missing5 
TOTAL512100.0
154) How true is the following statement - Salvation refers to eternal life for those who believe. (LIFETRNL)
TOTAL%
1) Absolutely false51.0
2) Mostly false40.8
3) Somewhat false122.3
4) I'm not sure132.5
5) Somewhat true7013.7
6) Mostly true13726.8
7) Absolutely true27152.9
Missing5 
TOTAL512100.0
155) How true is the following statement - God is a close personal friend who guides and protects me. (GUIDESME)
TOTAL%
1) Absolutely false20.4
2) Mostly false81.6
3) Somewhat false193.7
4) I'm not sure163.1
5) Somewhat true10220.0
6) Mostly true16332.0
7) Absolutely true19939.1
Missing8 
TOTAL509100.0
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 false356.8
2) Mostly false142.7
3) Somewhat false356.8
4) I'm not sure346.6
5) Somewhat true14929.1
6) Mostly true13726.8
7) Absolutely true10821.1
Missing5 
TOTAL512100.0
157) How true is the following statement - Christians should be about the work of telling others about Jesus. (TELLOTHS)
TOTAL%
2) Mostly false10.2
3) Somewhat false30.6
4) I'm not sure61.2
5) Somewhat true7113.8
6) Mostly true13325.9
7) Absolutely true29958.3
Missing4 
TOTAL513100.0
158) How true is the following statement - Christians should be about the work of changing society. (CHNGSOC)
TOTAL%
1) Absolutely false30.6
2) Mostly false81.6
3) Somewhat false81.6
4) I'm not sure61.2
5) Somewhat true11823.1
6) Mostly true17434.1
7) Absolutely true19337.8
Missing7 
TOTAL510100.0
159) How true is the following statement - Only Christians will be saved by God. (FEWSAVED)
TOTAL%
1) Absolutely false14528.4
2) Mostly false7013.7
3) Somewhat false326.3
4) I'm not sure10520.6
5) Somewhat true224.3
6) Mostly true356.9
7) Absolutely true10119.8
Missing7 
TOTAL510100.0
160) How true is the following statement - The good Christian never criticizes his or her country. (NOCRTSZ)
TOTAL%
1) Absolutely false36471.1
2) Mostly false7715.0
3) Somewhat false397.6
4) I'm not sure20.4
5) Somewhat true152.9
6) Mostly true81.6
7) Absolutely true71.4
Missing5 
TOTAL512100.0
161) How true is the following statement - My religious faith is at the center of my life. (FTHCENTR)
TOTAL%
2) Mostly false10.2
4) I'm not sure40.8
5) Somewhat true387.4
6) Mostly true21742.3
7) Absolutely true25349.3
Missing4 
TOTAL513100.0
162) How true is the following statement - My religious faith gives me comfort. (COMFORT)
TOTAL%
2) Mostly false20.4
3) Somewhat false20.4
4) I'm not sure40.8
5) Somewhat true6412.5
6) Mostly true18836.8
7) Absolutely true25149.1
Missing6 
TOTAL511100.0
163) How true is the following statement - My religious faith causes me to care about other people. (CAREOTHS)
TOTAL%
3) Somewhat false10.2
4) I'm not sure10.2
5) Somewhat true285.5
6) Mostly true18235.5
7) Absolutely true30058.6
Missing5 
TOTAL512100.0
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 false20.4
3) Somewhat false101.9
4) I'm not sure30.6
5) Somewhat true5711.1
6) Mostly true12724.7
7) Absolutely true31661.4
Missing2 
TOTAL515100.0
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 false10.2
2) Mostly false30.6
3) Somewhat false51.0
4) I'm not sure71.4
5) Somewhat true10520.4
6) Mostly true22243.1
7) Absolutely true17233.4
Missing2 
TOTAL515100.0
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 false122.3
2) Mostly false81.6
3) Somewhat false224.3
4) I'm not sure101.9
5) Somewhat true22243.2
6) Mostly true16331.7
7) Absolutely true7715.0
Missing3 
TOTAL514100.0
167) How true is the following statement - The purpose of the church should be to strengthen faith in God. (STRNFTH)
TOTAL%
3) Somewhat false10.2
4) I'm not sure20.4
5) Somewhat true7013.6
6) Mostly true19437.7
7) Absolutely true24748.1
Missing3 
TOTAL514100.0
168) How true is the following statement - My faith helps me feel good about myself. (FEELGOOD)
TOTAL%
2) Mostly false30.6
3) Somewhat false51.0
4) I'm not sure102.0
5) Somewhat true11121.7
6) Mostly true22243.4
7) Absolutely true16131.4
Missing5 
TOTAL512100.0
169) How true is the following statement - My faith causes me to pay less attention to myself. (FOCUSOTH)
TOTAL%
1) Absolutely false214.1
2) Mostly false356.8
3) Somewhat false5811.3
4) I'm not sure316.0
5) Somewhat true17033.1
6) Mostly true14327.8
7) Absolutely true5610.9
Missing3 
TOTAL514100.0
170) How true is the following statement - I am certain that God exists. (YESGOD)
TOTAL%
1) Absolutely false10.2
4) I'm not sure30.6
5) Somewhat true71.4
6) Mostly true6512.7
7) Absolutely true43685.2
Missing5 
TOTAL512100.0
171) How true is the following statement - I believe in life after death. (AFTERLIF)
TOTAL%
2) Mostly false30.6
3) Somewhat false10.2
4) I'm not sure152.9
5) Somewhat true152.9
6) Mostly true7715.0
7) Absolutely true40178.3
Missing5 
TOTAL512100.0
172) How true is the following statement - The Bible is about how God saves those who believe. (BIBGODSV)
TOTAL%
1) Absolutely false163.1
2) Mostly false316.0
3) Somewhat false387.4
4) I'm not sure112.1
5) Somewhat true14227.6
6) Mostly true12123.5
7) Absolutely true15630.3
Missing2 
TOTAL515100.0
173) How true is the following statement - The Bible is about the kind of world God wants us to create. (NEWORLD)
TOTAL%
1) Absolutely false244.7
2) Mostly false254.9
3) Somewhat false387.4
4) I'm not sure163.1
5) Somewhat true18235.5
6) Mostly true13826.9
7) Absolutely true9017.5
Missing4 
TOTAL513100.0
174) How true is the following statement - I often pray for God's help when I have problems. (PRAYHELP)
TOTAL%
1) Absolutely false10.2
3) Somewhat false61.2
4) I'm not sure40.8
5) Somewhat true7013.6
6) Mostly true17333.7
7) Absolutely true25950.5
Missing4 
TOTAL513100.0
175) How true is the following statement - I often pray that God will help other people. (PRAYPEOP)
TOTAL%
1) Absolutely false10.2
2) Mostly false10.2
4) I'm not sure30.6
5) Somewhat true397.6
6) Mostly true19538.0
7) Absolutely true27453.4
Missing4 
TOTAL513100.0
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 false20.4
2) Mostly false20.4
3) Somewhat false81.6
5) Somewhat true10320.2
6) Mostly true17133.5
7) Absolutely true22443.9
Missing7 
TOTAL510100.0
177) How true is the following statement - Jesus to me is a friend who cares for me each day. (JCCARES)
TOTAL%
1) Absolutely false40.8
2) Mostly false91.8
3) Somewhat false122.3
4) I'm not sure132.5
5) Somewhat true10320.1
6) Mostly true14227.7
7) Absolutely true22944.7
Missing5 
TOTAL512100.0
178) How true is the following statement - My faith teaches me how to sacrifice for the good of others. (SACRIFCE)
TOTAL%
2) Mostly false40.8
3) Somewhat false51.0
4) I'm not sure91.8
5) Somewhat true11121.7
6) Mostly true22143.2
7) Absolutely true16231.6
Missing5 
TOTAL512100.0
179) How true is the following statement - My faith teaches me how to find true happiness. (TRUHAPPY)
TOTAL%
1) Absolutely false10.2
2) Mostly false40.8
3) Somewhat false112.1
4) I'm not sure214.1
5) Somewhat true10219.9
6) Mostly true18135.3
7) Absolutely true19337.6
Missing4 
TOTAL513100.0
180) How true is the following statement - The good Christian should pay attention to spiritual matters. (SPMATTER)
TOTAL%
2) Mostly false10.2
3) Somewhat false20.4
4) I'm not sure61.2
5) Somewhat true8115.8
6) Mostly true16832.7
7) Absolutely true25549.7
Missing4 
TOTAL513100.0
181) How true is the following statement - The good Christian should pay attention to politics. (POLITICS)
TOTAL%
1) Absolutely false10.2
2) Mostly false51.0
3) Somewhat false81.6
4) I'm not sure122.4
5) Somewhat true15229.9
6) Mostly true20239.8
7) Absolutely true12825.2
Missing9 
TOTAL508100.0
182) How true is the following statement - When I am successful at something, I know God is with me. (SUCCESS)
TOTAL%
1) Absolutely false224.3
2) Mostly false244.7
3) Somewhat false6612.8
4) I'm not sure8616.7
5) Somewhat true13726.7
6) Mostly true9117.7
7) Absolutely true8817.1
Missing3 
TOTAL514100.0
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 false40.8
2) Mostly false40.8
3) Somewhat false193.7
4) I'm not sure397.6
5) Somewhat true12023.4
6) Mostly true18435.9
7) Absolutely true14327.9
Missing4 
TOTAL513100.0
184) How do you describe yourself? (RACE)
TOTAL%
2) Asian or Pacific Islander10.2
3) Black81.6
4) Latino or Hispanic51.0
5) White49395.9
6) Bi-racial or bi-cultural71.4
Missing3 
TOTAL514100.0
185) How old are you? (AGE)
TOTAL%
4) 25-29173.3
5) 30-3912824.9
6) 40-4914828.7
7) 50-5915429.9
8) 60-696312.2
9) 70-7940.8
10) 80 or older10.2
Missing2 
TOTAL515100.0
186) Where do you live? (LIVE)
TOTAL%
1) On a farm71.4
2) In the open country, not on a farm489.4
4) In a small town or village (under 2,500 in population)9618.7
5) In a town (2,500 to 9,999)9017.5
6) In a small city (10,000 to 49,999)9718.9
7) In a medium size central city (50,000 to 250,000)509.7
8) In a suburb of a medium size central city254.9
9) In a large central city (over 250,000)265.1
10) In a suburb of a large central city7414.4
Missing4 
TOTAL513100.0
187) 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%
2) Somewhat less now61.2
3) About the same as 2 or 3 years ago20439.6
4) Somewhat greater now22744.1
5) Much greater now7815.1
Missing2 
TOTAL515100.0
188) 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 now10.2
2) Somewhat less now356.8
3) About the same as 2 or 3 years ago20840.5
4) Somewhat greater now20439.7
5) Much greater now6612.8
Missing3 
TOTAL514100.0
189) 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%
2) Somewhat less now91.7
3) About the same as 2 or 3 years ago26651.7
4) Somewhat greater now17834.6
5) Much greater now6212.0
Missing2 
TOTAL515100.0
190) 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 now122.3
2) Somewhat less now7514.6
3) About the same as 2 or 3 years ago34667.2
4) Somewhat greater now7314.2
5) Much greater now91.7
Missing2 
TOTAL515100.0
191) 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 now10.2
2) Somewhat less now91.8
3) About the same as 2 or 3 years ago24948.4
4) Somewhat greater now21141.1
5) Much greater now448.6
Missing3 
TOTAL514100.0
192) 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 now10.2
2) Somewhat less now112.1
3) About the same as 2 or 3 years ago19538.0
4) Somewhat greater now21742.3
5) Much greater now8917.3
Missing4 
TOTAL513100.0
193) 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 now40.8
2) Somewhat less now265.1
3) About the same as 2 or 3 years ago31361.3
4) Somewhat greater now13326.0
5) Much greater now356.8
Missing6 
TOTAL511100.0
194) 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 now10.2
2) Somewhat less now193.7
3) About the same as 2 or 3 years ago25349.2
4) Somewhat greater now18736.4
5) Much greater now5410.5
Missing3 
TOTAL514100.0
195) 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 now10.2
2) Somewhat less now81.6
3) About the same as 2 or 3 years ago30960.2
4) Somewhat greater now14528.3
5) Much greater now509.7
Missing4 
TOTAL513100.0
196) 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%
2) Somewhat less now40.8
3) About the same as 2 or 3 years ago25850.4
4) Somewhat greater now20840.6
5) Much greater now428.2
Missing5 
TOTAL512100.0
197) 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 now30.6
2) Somewhat less now367.0
3) About the same as 2 or 3 years ago31160.7
4) Somewhat greater now13426.2
5) Much greater now285.5
Missing5 
TOTAL512100.0
198) 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 now10.2
2) Somewhat less now122.3
3) About the same as 2 or 3 years ago25449.6
4) Somewhat greater now16933.0
5) Much greater now7614.8
Missing5 
TOTAL512100.0
199) 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%
2) Somewhat less now173.3
3) About the same as 2 or 3 years ago29758.1
4) Somewhat greater now16632.5
5) Much greater now316.1
Missing6 
TOTAL511100.0
200) 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%
2) Somewhat less now122.3
3) About the same as 2 or 3 years ago18536.2
4) Somewhat greater now27052.8
5) Much greater now448.6
Missing6 
TOTAL511100.0
201) 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 now10.2
2) Somewhat less now30.6
3) About the same as 2 or 3 years ago27653.8
4) Somewhat greater now15730.6
5) Much greater now7614.8
Missing4 
TOTAL513100.0
202) 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%
2) Somewhat less now71.4
3) About the same as 2 or 3 years ago23044.9
4) Somewhat greater now20940.8
5) Much greater now6612.9
Missing5 
TOTAL512100.0
203) To how much of a degree have you changed in the last 2 to 3 years - The importance of my spiritual life. (SPIRLIFE)
TOTAL%
2) Somewhat less now61.2
3) About the same as 2 or 3 years ago19037.0
4) Somewhat greater now21040.9
5) Much greater now10720.9
Missing4 
TOTAL513100.0
204) 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 now305.9
2) Somewhat less now12424.3
3) About the same as 2 or 3 years ago17133.5
4) Somewhat greater now15630.5
5) Much greater now305.9
Missing6 
TOTAL511100.0
205) 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 disagree26.9
2) Disagree310.3
3) Not sure26.9
4) Agree1137.9
5) Strongly agree1137.9
Missing488 
TOTAL29100.0
206) 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 disagree13.4
3) Not sure310.3
4) Agree931.0
5) Strongly agree1655.2
Missing488 
TOTAL29100.0
207) 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 disagree1035.7
2) Disagree1035.7
3) Not sure517.9
4) Agree27.1
5) Strongly agree13.6
Missing489 
TOTAL28100.0
208) 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 disagree13.6
3) Not sure13.6
4) Agree1035.7
5) Strongly agree1657.1
Missing489 
TOTAL28100.0
209) 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%
2) My own private religious experiences, such as prayer and meditations725.9
3) My church2074.1
Missing490 
TOTAL27100.0
210) 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 programs13.6
2) My own private religious experiences, such as prayer and meditation1139.3
3) My church1450.0
4) Religious groups or events outside of my church27.1
Missing489 
TOTAL28100.0
211) 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%
2) My own private religious experiences, such as prayer and meditation828.6
3) My church1864.3
4) Religious groups or events outside of my church27.1
Missing489 
TOTAL28100.0
212) 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 important2180.8
2) Important415.4
3) Somewhat important13.8
Missing491 
TOTAL26100.0
213) 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%
5) About once a week726.9
6) More than once a week1973.1
Missing491 
TOTAL26100.0
214) 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 hours14.0
2) 1-2 hours14.0
3) 3-5 hours28.0
4) 6-10 hours520.0
5) 11-20 hours312.0
6) More than 20 hours1352.0
Missing492 
TOTAL25100.0
215) 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 hours416.7
2) 1-2 hours14.2
3) 3-5 hours416.7
4) 6-10 hours625.0
5) 11-20 hours28.3
6) More than 20 hours729.2
Missing493 
TOTAL24100.0
216) 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 hours28.0
2) 1-2 hours624.0
3) 3-5 hours832.0
4) 6-10 hours416.0
5) 11-20 hours312.0
6) More than 20 hours28.0
Missing492 
TOTAL25100.0
217) 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) No2683.9
1) Yes516.1
Missing486 
TOTAL31100.0
218) 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) No2271.0
1) Yes929.0
Missing486 
TOTAL31100.0
219) 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) No2683.9
1) Yes516.1
Missing486 
TOTAL31100.0
220) 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) No2993.5
1) Yes26.5
Missing486 
TOTAL31100.0
221) 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) No2890.3
1) Yes39.7
Missing486 
TOTAL31100.0
222) 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) No2374.2
1) Yes825.8
Missing486 
TOTAL31100.0
223) 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) No31100.0
Missing486 
TOTAL31100.0
224) 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 me1451.9
2) It's important to me725.9
3) It's somewhat important to me311.1
5) It's not important at all311.1
Missing490 
TOTAL27100.0
225) 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 satisfied1242.9
2) Satisfied1035.7
3) Somewhat satisfied310.7
4) Dissatisfied310.7
Missing489 
TOTAL28100.0
226) 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, absolutely1446.7
2) Yes, probably1240.0
3) Maybe413.3
Missing487 
TOTAL30100.0
227) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE 18 YEARS OR OLDER: What is the highest level of education you have completed? (EDUCATIO)
TOTAL%
3) Took some high school10.2
4) Completed high school30.6
6) Took some college71.4
7) Completed college142.8
8) Did some graduate or professional degree work173.5
9) Completed a graduate or professional degree45091.5
Missing25 
TOTAL492100.0
228) 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 $7,00010.2
2) $7,000 - $12,000122.4
3) $12,001 -$16,000285.6
4) $16,001 - $20,0005511.0
5) $20,001 - $25,0007515.0
6) $25,001 - $38,00017334.5
7) $38,001 - $50,0008817.6
8) $50,001 - $75,0006212.4
9) $75,001 - $100,00071.4
Missing16 
TOTAL501100.0
229) 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 married163.2
2) Single, but living with someone in a committed relationship30.6
3) Married41081.8
4) Divorced, now single204.0
5) Divorced and remarried418.2
6) Widowed, now single20.4
7) Widowed and remarried71.4
8) Separated20.4
Missing16 
TOTAL501100.0
230) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE 18 YEARS OR OLDER: What is your political party preference? (POLPARTY)
TOTAL%
1) Strong Democrat11222.4
2) Not very strong Democrat7314.6
3) Independent, close to Democrat11523.0
4) Independent, no preference479.4
5) Independent, close to Republican6312.6
6) No very strong Republican5711.4
7) Strong Republican326.4
Missing18 
TOTAL499100.0
231) Which of the following best describes your political orientation? (POLORIEN)
TOTAL%
1) Extremely liberal142.7
2) Liberal13726.6
3) Slightly liberal11422.1
4) Moderate9718.8
5) Slightly conservative6412.4
6) Conservative8015.5
7) Extremely conservative91.7
Missing2 
TOTAL515100.0
232) How many people belong to your church? (NUMCHRCH)
TOTAL%
1) Less than 1007815.1
2) 100-20011422.1
3) 201-50019838.4
4) 501-9997113.8
5) 1,000 or more5410.5
Missing2 
TOTAL515100.0
233) 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) Poor153.0
2) Fair479.3
3) OK6813.4
4) Good13727.0
5) Very good18336.0
6) Excellent499.6
7) Outstanding91.8
Missing9 
TOTAL508100.0
234) How well do you think your church does at making a difference in the lives of the following - Teenagers? (TEENSCH)
TOTAL%
1) Poor5811.4
2) Fair8917.6
3) OK7214.2
4) Good15029.6
5) Very good10220.1
6) Excellent326.3
7) Outstanding40.8
Missing10 
TOTAL507100.0
235) How well do you think your church does at making a difference in the lives of the following - Adults? (ADULTCH)
TOTAL%
1) Poor163.1
2) Fair305.8
3) OK6913.4
4) Good15329.8
5) Very good18936.8
6) Excellent458.8
7) Outstanding122.3
Missing3 
TOTAL514100.0
236) Is the following a current Christian education responsibility of yours - Teach Sunday school for Pre-kindergarten (TCHGRPK)
TOTAL%
0) No49796.9
1) Yes163.1
Missing4 
TOTAL513100.0
237) Is the following a current Christian education responsibility of yours - Teach Sunday school for Kindergarten. (TCHGRK)
TOTAL%
0) No49095.5
1) Yes234.5
Missing4 
TOTAL513100.0
238) Is the following a current Christian education responsibility of yours - Teach Sunday school for Grade 1 (TCHGR1)
TOTAL%
0) No49195.7
1) Yes224.3
Missing4 
TOTAL513100.0
239) Is the following a current Christian education responsibility of yours - Teach Sunday school for Grade 2. (TCHGR2)
TOTAL%
0) No49396.1
1) Yes203.9
Missing4 
TOTAL513100.0
240) Is the following a current Christian education responsibility of yours - Teach Sunday school for Grade 3. (TCHGR3)
TOTAL%
0) No49195.7
1) Yes224.3
Missing4 
TOTAL513100.0
241) Is the following a current Christian education responsibility of yours - Teach Sunday school for Grade 4. (TCHGR4)
TOTAL%
0) No49195.7
1) Yes224.3
Missing4 
TOTAL513100.0
242) Is the following a current Christian education responsibility of yours - Teach Sunday school for Grade 5. (TCHGR5)
TOTAL%
0) No48895.1
1) Yes254.9
Missing4 
TOTAL513100.0
243) Is the following a current Christian education responsibility of yours - Teach Sunday school for Grade 6. (TCHGR6)
TOTAL%
0) No47793.0
1) Yes367.0
Missing4 
TOTAL513100.0
244) Is the following a current Christian education responsibility of yours - Teach Sunday school for Grade 7. (TCHGR7)
TOTAL%
0) No43083.8
1) Yes8316.2
Missing4 
TOTAL513100.0
245) Is the following a current Christian education responsibility of yours - Teach Sunday school for Grade 8. (TCHGR8)
TOTAL%
0) No42282.3
1) Yes9117.7
Missing4 
TOTAL513100.0
246) Is the following a current Christian education responsibility of yours - Teach Sunday school for Grade 9. (TCHGR9)
TOTAL%
0) No44686.9
1) Yes6713.1
Missing4 
TOTAL513100.0
247) Is the following a current Christian education responsibility of yours - Teach Sunday school for Grade 10. (TCHGR10)
TOTAL%
0) No46290.1
1) Yes519.9
Missing4 
TOTAL513100.0
248) Is the following a current Christian education responsibility of yours - Teach Sunday school for Grade 11. (TCHGR11)
TOTAL%
0) No46089.7
1) Yes5310.3
Missing4 
TOTAL513100.0
249) Is the following a current Christian education responsibility of yours - Teach Sunday school for Grade 12. (TCHGR12)
TOTAL%
0) No46189.9
1) Yes5210.1
Missing4 
TOTAL513100.0
250) Is the following a current Christian education responsibility of yours - Teach Sunday school for young adults. (TCHYADL)
TOTAL%
0) No44386.4
1) Yes7013.6
Missing4 
TOTAL513100.0
251) Is the following a current Christian education responsibility of yours - Teach Sunday school for adults. (TCHADLT)
TOTAL%
0) No27453.4
1) Yes23946.6
Missing4 
TOTAL513100.0
252) Is the following a current Christian education responsibility of yours - Lead Bible studies for children. (STDYKIDS)
TOTAL%
0) No46189.9
1) Yes5210.1
Missing4 
TOTAL513100.0
253) Is the following a current Christian education responsibility of yours - Lead Bible studies for teenagers. (STDYTEEN)
TOTAL%
0) No39176.2
1) Yes12223.8
Missing4 
TOTAL513100.0
254) Is the following a current Christian education responsibility of yours - Lead Bible studies for young adults. (STDYYADL)
TOTAL%
0) No40779.3
1) Yes10620.7
Missing4 
TOTAL513100.0
255) Is the following a current Christian education responsibility of yours - Lead Bible studies for adults. (STDYADLT)
TOTAL%
0) No10821.1
1) Yes40578.9
Missing4 
TOTAL513100.0
256) Is the following a current Christian education responsibility of yours - Lead workshops or retreats for adults. (LEADRTRT)
TOTAL%
0) No28154.8
1) Yes23245.2
Missing4 
TOTAL513100.0
257) Is the following a current Christian education responsibility of yours - Teach confirmation. (TCHCONF)
TOTAL%
0) No16532.2
1) Yes34867.8
Missing4 
TOTAL513100.0
258) Is the following a current Christian education responsibility of yours - Teach vacation Bible school. (VACBIBSC)
TOTAL%
0) No36471.0
1) Yes14929.0
Missing4 
TOTAL513100.0
259) Is the following a current Christian education responsibility of yours - Lead a youth ministry program. (YTHMINST)
TOTAL%
0) No38074.1
1) Yes13325.9
Missing4 
TOTAL513100.0
260) Is the following a current Christian education responsibility of yours - Conduct child or youth choir. (YCHOIR)
TOTAL%
0) No49997.3
1) Yes142.7
Missing4 
TOTAL513100.0
261) Is the following a current Christian education responsibility of yours - Teach new member classes. (NEWMEMCL)
TOTAL%
0) No16632.4
1) Yes34767.6
Missing4 
TOTAL513100.0
262) Is the following a current Christian education responsibility of yours - Lead teacher training events. (TRAINTCH)
TOTAL%
0) No38775.4
1) Yes12624.6
Missing4 
TOTAL513100.0
263) Is the following a current Christian education responsibility of yours - Provide spiritual counseling. (SPIRCOUN)
TOTAL%
0) No8316.2
1) Yes43083.8
Missing4 
TOTAL513100.0
264) Is the following a current Christian education responsibility of yours - Lead a support group for adults. (ADSUPPGR)
TOTAL%
0) No43284.2
1) Yes8115.8
Missing4 
TOTAL513100.0
265) Is the following a current Christian education responsibility of yours - Coordinate camping for children or youth. (KIDCAMP)
TOTAL%
0) No43083.8
1) Yes8316.2
Missing4 
TOTAL513100.0
266) Is the following a current Christian education responsibility of yours - Lead or organize prayer groups. (PRAYGRPS)
TOTAL%
0) No36270.6
1) Yes15129.4
Missing4 
TOTAL513100.0
267) Is the following a current Christian education responsibility of yours - Coordinate social service activities for children. (COORCAMP)
TOTAL%
0) No48494.3
1) Yes295.7
Missing4 
TOTAL513100.0
268) Is the following a current Christian education responsibility of yours - Coordinate social service projects for adults. (COORSERV)
TOTAL%
0) No41981.7
1) Yes9418.3
Missing4 
TOTAL513100.0
269) Is the following a current Christian education responsibility of yours - Organize and plan adult education events other than on Sunday mornings. (ORGOTHAD)
TOTAL%
0) No25048.7
1) Yes26351.3
Missing4 
TOTAL513100.0
270) Is the following a current Christian education responsibility of yours - Teach parent education or family education. (PARFAMED)
TOTAL%
0) No45488.5
1) Yes5911.5
Missing4 
TOTAL513100.0
271) Is the following a current Christian education responsibility of yours - Other. (OTHERRSP)
TOTAL%
0) No44085.8
1) Yes7314.2
Missing4 
TOTAL513100.0
272) Is the following a current Christian education responsibility of yours - Serve as director of Christian education. (SRVDIRXN)
TOTAL%
0) No50999.2
1) Yes40.8
Missing4 
TOTAL513100.0
273) Is the following a current Christian education responsibility of yours - Serve as Sunday school superintendent. (SRVSSUPR)
TOTAL%
0) No51199.6
1) Yes20.4
Missing4 
TOTAL513100.0
274) Is the following a current Christian education responsibility of yours - Serve as coordinator of adult education. (COORADED)
TOTAL%
0) No49997.3
1) Yes142.7
Missing4 
TOTAL513100.0
275) Is the following a current Christian education responsibility of yours - Serve as chair of Christian education committee. (CHAIRCOM)
TOTAL%
0) No51299.8
1) Yes10.2
Missing4 
TOTAL513100.0
276) Is the following a current Christian education responsibility of yours - Serve as director of family ministry. (DIRFAMIN)
TOTAL%
0) No50498.2
1) Yes91.8
Missing4 
TOTAL513100.0
277) Is the following a current Christian education responsibility of yours - Serve as minister or pastor. (MINPSTR)
TOTAL%
0) No40.8
1) Yes50999.2
Missing4 
TOTAL513100.0
278) How does the following describe your education programs for grades 1-6? Program is innovative and creative. (CRTV16)
TOTAL%
1) Not true7916.0
2) Somewhat true26052.7
3) Very true15431.2
Missing24 
TOTAL493100.0
279) How does the following describe your education programs for grades 1-6? Program challenges participants to think. (CHAL16)
TOTAL%
1) Not true367.5
2) Somewhat true26655.3
3) Very true17937.2
Missing36 
TOTAL481100.0
280) How does the following describe your education programs for grades 1-6? Program is well planned and administered. (PLAN16)
TOTAL%
1) Not true5010.1
2) Somewhat true21944.2
3) Very true22745.8
Missing21 
TOTAL496100.0
281) How does the following describe your education programs for grades 1-6? Program addresses participants' needs and interests. (NEED16)
TOTAL%
1) Not true194.1
2) Somewhat true24953.8
3) Very true19542.1
Missing54 
TOTAL463100.0
282) How does the following describe your education programs for grades 1-6? Program promotes growth in religious faith and conviction. (GROW16)
TOTAL%
1) Not true102.1
2) Somewhat true19841.3
3) Very true27156.6
Missing38 
TOTAL479100.0
283) How does the following describe your education programs for grades 1-6? Teachers/leaders enjoy participation. (PART16)
TOTAL%
1) Not true112.2
2) Somewhat true19439.6
3) Very true28558.2
Missing27 
TOTAL490100.0
284) How does the following describe your education programs for grades 1-6? Participants enjoy the program. (PROG16)
TOTAL%
1) Not true81.7
2) Somewhat true18839.2
3) Very true28359.1
Missing38 
TOTAL479100.0
285) How does the following describe your education programs for grades 1-6? Teachers/leaders show enthusiasm for Christian education. (ENTH16)
TOTAL%
1) Not true285.8
2) Somewhat true19039.1
3) Very true26855.1
Missing31 
TOTAL486100.0
286) How does the following describe your education programs for grades 1-6? Teachers/leaders have high expectations for learning. (EXPT16)
TOTAL%
1) Not true6113.2
2) Somewhat true23751.2
3) Very true16535.6
Missing54 
TOTAL463100.0
287) How does the following describe your education programs for grades 1-6? Teachers/leaders know how to minimize discipline problems. (DISC16)
TOTAL%
1) Not true408.5
2) Somewhat true24151.1
3) Very true19140.5
Missing45 
TOTAL472100.0
288) How does the following describe your education programs for grades 1-6? Teachers/leaders deal well with conflict. (CONF16)
TOTAL%
1) Not true5211.7
2) Somewhat true22951.6
3) Very true16336.7
Missing73 
TOTAL444100.0
289) How does the following describe your education programs for grades 1-6? Teachers/leaders encourage participants to raise questions about religious doctrine and theological ideas. (QUES16)
TOTAL%
1) Not true5512.5
2) Somewhat true22751.7
3) Very true15735.8
Missing78 
TOTAL439100.0
290) How does the following describe your education programs for grades 1-6? Classes and events feel warm and inviting. (WARM16)
TOTAL%
1) Not true153.2
2) Somewhat true15632.9
3) Very true30363.9
Missing43 
TOTAL474100.0
291) How does the following describe your education programs for grades 1-6? Teachers/leaders are caring and loving. (CARE16)
TOTAL%
1) Not true40.8
2) Somewhat true8817.7
3) Very true40481.5
Missing21 
TOTAL496100.0
292) How does the following describe your education programs for grades 1-6? The pastor(s) show(s) a deep commitment to Christian education. (CMMT16)
TOTAL%
1) Not true71.4
2) Somewhat true13928.3
3) Very true34570.3
Missing26 
TOTAL491100.0
293) How does the following describe your education programs for grades 1-6? The pastor(s) is/are involved in doing Christian education. (INVL16)
TOTAL%
1) Not true7315.2
2) Somewhat true17937.4
3) Very true22747.4
Missing38 
TOTAL479100.0
294) How does the following describe your education programs for grades 1-6? The pastor(s) is/are knowledgeable about the theory and practice of Christian education. (KNOW16)
TOTAL%
1) Not true214.3
2) Somewhat true18737.9
3) Very true28657.9
Missing23 
TOTAL494100.0
295) How does the following describe your education programs for grades 1-6? The pastor(s) is/are enthusiastic about Christian education. (ENGY16)
TOTAL%
1) Not true102.0
2) Somewhat true10421.1
3) Very true37876.8
Missing25 
TOTAL492100.0
296) How does the following describe your education programs for grades 1-6? Your church council (or governing board) is interested in Christian education. (COUN16)
TOTAL%
1) Not true295.9
2) Somewhat true23046.7
3) Very true23447.5
Missing24 
TOTAL493100.0
297) How does the following describe your education programs for grades 1-6? Adults in your congregation place high priority on Christian education. (PRID16)
TOTAL%
1) Not true5711.9
2) Somewhat true19640.7
3) Very true22847.4
Missing36 
TOTAL481100.0
298) How does the following describe your education programs for grades 1-6? Teachers/leaders know how religious faith forms and develops. (FORM16)
TOTAL%
1) Not true7515.9
2) Somewhat true31967.6
3) Very true7816.5
Missing45 
TOTAL472100.0
299) How does the following describe your education programs for grades 1-6? Teachers/leaders know about educational theory and practice. (DTRY16)
TOTAL%
1) Not true11624.3
2) Somewhat true29461.6
3) Very true6714.0
Missing40 
TOTAL477100.0
300) How does the following describe your education programs for grades 1-6? Teachers/leaders know about different learning styles. (STYL16)
TOTAL%
1) Not true9119.6
2) Somewhat true28661.5
3) Very true8818.9
Missing52 
TOTAL465100.0
301) How does the following describe your education programs for grades 1-6? Teachers/leaders know and understand the Bible. (BIBL16)
TOTAL%
1) Not true306.2
2) Somewhat true33468.6
3) Very true12325.3
Missing30 
TOTAL487100.0
302) How does the following describe your education programs for grades 1-6? Teachers/leaders have teaching competence. (COMP16)
TOTAL%
1) Not true214.3
2) Somewhat true26755.1
3) Very true19740.6
Missing32 
TOTAL485100.0
303) How does the following describe your education programs for grades 1-6? Teachers/leaders look for opportunities to know more about effective Christian education. (OPPS16)
TOTAL%
1) Not true11824.0
2) Somewhat true25351.5
3) Very true12024.4
Missing26 
TOTAL491100.0
304) How does the following describe your education programs for grades 1-6? Teachers/leaders know and understand the theology and traditions of your denomination. (DENOM16)
TOTAL%
1) Not true10120.4
2) Somewhat true32766.2
3) Very true6613.4
Missing23 
TOTAL494100.0
305) How does the following describe your education programs for grades 1-6? Space for Christian education is adequate. (SPAC16)
TOTAL%
1) Not true12224.4
2) Somewhat true12725.5
3) Very true25050.1
Missing18 
TOTAL499100.0
306) How does the following describe your education programs for grades 1-6? Quality curriculum resources are available. (CURR16)
TOTAL%
1) Not true163.2
2) Somewhat true11422.8
3) Very true37074.0
Missing17 
TOTAL500100.0
307) How does the following describe your education programs for grades 1-6? Quality multi-media resources are available. (MEDI16)
TOTAL%
1) Not true9018.3
2) Somewhat true20341.3
3) Very true19840.3
Missing26 
TOTAL491100.0
308) How does the following describe your education programs for grades 1-6? A quality Christian education library or resource center is available. (LIBR16)
TOTAL%
1) Not true16333.3
2) Somewhat true19439.7
3) Very true13227.0
Missing28 
TOTAL489100.0
309) How does the following describe your education programs for grades 1-6? The annual education budget is carefully planned. (BDGT16)
TOTAL%
1) Not true13428.0
2) Somewhat true18839.2
3) Very true15732.8
Missing38 
TOTAL479100.0
310) How does the following describe your education programs for grades 1-6? Efforts are made to encourage participation of inactive members. (INAC16)
TOTAL%
1) Not true10020.4
2) Somewhat true29259.7
3) Very true9719.8
Missing28 
TOTAL489100.0
311) How does the following describe your education programs for teenagers? Program is innovative and creative. (CRTVTEEN)
TOTAL%
1) Not true9921.2
2) Somewhat true23851.0
3) Very true13027.8
Missing50 
TOTAL467100.0
312) How does the following describe your education programs for teenagers? - Program challenges participants to think. (CHALTEEN)
TOTAL%
1) Not true265.6
2) Somewhat true21746.5
3) Very true22448.0
Missing50 
TOTAL467100.0
313) How does the following describe your education programs for teenagers? - Program is well planned and administered. (PLANTEEN)
TOTAL%
1) Not true8317.8
2) Somewhat true22047.2
3) Very true16335.0
Missing51 
TOTAL466100.0
314) How does the following describe your education programs for teenagers? - Program addresses participants' needs and interests. (NEEDTEEN)
TOTAL%
1) Not true4710.5
2) Somewhat true23151.6
3) Very true17037.9
Missing69 
TOTAL448100.0
315) How does the following describe your education programs for teenagers? - Program promotes growth in religious faith and conviction. (GROWTEEN)
TOTAL%
1) Not true316.7
2) Somewhat true21847.1
3) Very true21446.2
Missing54 
TOTAL463100.0
316) How does the following describe your education programs for teenagers? - Teachers/leaders enjoy participation. (PARTTEEN)
TOTAL%
1) Not true255.4
2) Somewhat true19943.0
3) Very true23951.6
Missing54 
TOTAL463100.0
317) How does the following describe your education programs for teenagers? - Participants enjoy the program. (PROGTEEN)
TOTAL%
1) Not true408.8
2) Somewhat true26057.3
3) Very true15433.9
Missing63 
TOTAL454100.0
318) How does the following describe your education programs for teenagers? - Teachers/leaders show enthusiasm for Christian education. (ENTHTEEN)
TOTAL%
1) Not true429.1
2) Somewhat true19842.8
3) Very true22348.2
Missing54 
TOTAL463100.0
319) How does the following describe your education programs for teenagers? - Teachers/leaders have high expectations for learning. (EXPTTEEN)
TOTAL%
1) Not true6614.8
2) Somewhat true22650.8
3) Very true15334.4
Missing72 
TOTAL445100.0
320) How does the following describe your education programs for teenagers? - Teachers/leaders know how to minimize discipline problems. (DISCTEEN)
TOTAL%
1) Not true5111.7
2) Somewhat true22050.6
3) Very true16437.7
Missing82 
TOTAL435100.0
321) How does the following describe your education programs for teenagers? - Teachers/leaders deal well with conflict. (CONFTEEN)
TOTAL%
1) Not true5312.6
2) Somewhat true22753.8
3) Very true14233.6
Missing95 
TOTAL422100.0
322) How does the following describe your education programs for teenagers? - Teachers/leaders encourage participants to raise questions about religious doctrine and theological ideas. (QUESTEEN)
TOTAL%
1) Not true316.8
2) Somewhat true14932.9
3) Very true27360.3
Missing64 
TOTAL453100.0
323) How does the following describe your education programs for teenagers? - Classes and events feel warm and inviting. (WARMTEEN)
TOTAL%
1) Not true347.5
2) Somewhat true21246.9
3) Very true20645.6
Missing65 
TOTAL452100.0
324) How does the following describe your education programs for teenagers? - Teachers/leaders are caring and loving. (CARETEEN)
TOTAL%
1) Not true71.5
2) Somewhat true9921.3
3) Very true35977.2
Missing52 
TOTAL465100.0
325) How does the following describe your education programs for teenagers? - The pastor(s) show(s) a deep commitment to Christian education. (CMMTTEEN)
TOTAL%
1) Not true102.1
2) Somewhat true11825.2
3) Very true34072.6
Missing49 
TOTAL468100.0
326) How does the following describe your education programs for teenagers? - The pastor(s) is/are involved in doing Christian education. (INVLTEEN)
TOTAL%
1) Not true439.4
2) Somewhat true14531.6
3) Very true27159.0
Missing58 
TOTAL459100.0
327) How does the following describe your education programs for teenagers? - The pastor(s) is/are knowledgeable about the theory and practice of Christian education. (KNOWTEEN)
TOTAL%
1) Not true163.4
2) Somewhat true17336.3
3) Very true28760.3
Missing41 
TOTAL476100.0
328) How does the following describe your education programs for teenagers? - The pastor(s) is/are enthusiastic about Christian education. (ENGYTEEN)
TOTAL%
1) Not true112.3
2) Somewhat true10321.7
3) Very true36176.0
Missing42 
TOTAL475100.0
329) How does the following describe your education programs for teenagers? - Your church council (or governing board) is interested in Christian education. (COUNTEEN)
TOTAL%
1) Not true398.2
2) Somewhat true21044.1
3) Very true22747.7
Missing41 
TOTAL476100.0
330) How does the following describe your education programs for teenagers? - Adults in your congregation place high priority on Christian education. (PRIOTEEN)
TOTAL%
1) Not true8017.2
2) Somewhat true22147.6
3) Very true16335.1
Missing53 
TOTAL464100.0
331) How does the following describe your education programs for teenagers? - Teachers/leaders know how religious faith forms and develops. (FORMTEEN)
TOTAL%
1) Not true6314.0
2) Somewhat true28062.1
3) Very true10823.9
Missing66 
TOTAL451100.0
332) How does the following describe your education programs for teenagers? - Teachers/leaders know about educational theory and practice. (DTRYTEEN)
TOTAL%
1) Not true10923.9
2) Somewhat true27059.1
3) Very true7817.1
Missing60 
TOTAL457100.0
333) How does the following describe your education programs for teenagers? - Teachers/leaders know about different learning styles. (STYLTEEN)
TOTAL%
1) Not true8819.8
2) Somewhat true25256.8
3) Very true10423.4
Missing73 
TOTAL444100.0
334) How does the following describe your education programs for teenagers? - Teachers/leaders know and understand the Bible. (BIBLTEEN)
TOTAL%
1) Not true235.0
2) Somewhat true27259.1
3) Very true16535.9
Missing57 
TOTAL460100.0
335) How does the following describe your education programs for teenagers? - Teachers/leaders have teaching competence. (COMPTEEN)
TOTAL%
1) Not true286.1
2) Somewhat true23951.8
3) Very true19442.1
Missing56 
TOTAL461100.0
336) How does the following describe your education programs for teenagers? - Teachers/leaders look for opportunities to know more about effective Christian education. (OPPSTEEN)
TOTAL%
1) Not true10923.3
2) Somewhat true22848.8
3) Very true13027.8
Missing50 
TOTAL467100.0
337) How does the following describe your education programs for teenagers? - Teachers/leaders know and understand the theology and traditions of your denomination. (DENMTEEN)
TOTAL%
1) Not true7115.1
2) Somewhat true27658.8
3) Very true12226.0
Missing48 
TOTAL469100.0
338) How does the following describe your education programs for teenagers? - Space for Christian education is adequate. (SPACTEEN)
TOTAL%
1) Not true11724.5
2) Somewhat true12726.6
3) Very true23348.8
Missing40 
TOTAL477100.0
339) How does the following describe your education programs for teenagers? - Quality curriculum resources are available. (CURRTEEN)
TOTAL%
1) Not true296.0
2) Somewhat true12125.2
3) Very true33068.8
Missing37 
TOTAL480100.0
340) How does the following describe your education programs for teenagers? - Quality multi-media resources are available. (MEDITEEN)
TOTAL%
1) Not true8818.4
2) Somewhat true19440.5
3) Very true19741.1
Missing38 
TOTAL479100.0
341) How does the following describe your education programs for teenagers? - A quality Christian education library or resource center is available. (LIBRTEEN)
TOTAL%
1) Not true16535.2
2) Somewhat true17437.1
3) Very true13027.7
Missing48 
TOTAL469100.0
342) How does the following describe your education programs for teenagers? - The annual education budget is carefully planned. (BOGTTEEN)
TOTAL%
1) Not true13829.7
2) Somewhat true17337.3
3) Very true15333.0
Missing53 
TOTAL464100.0
343) How does the following describe your education programs for teenagers? - Efforts are made to encourage participation of inactive members. (INACTEEN)
TOTAL%
1) Not true11423.8
2) Somewhat true26755.7
3) Very true9820.5
Missing38 
TOTAL479100.0
344) How does the following describe your education programs for adults? - Program is innovative and creative. (CRTVADLT)
TOTAL%
1) Not true9318.9
2) Somewhat true25952.7
3) Very true13928.3
Missing26 
TOTAL491100.0
345) How does the following describe your education programs for adults? - Program challenges participants to think. (CHALADLT)
TOTAL%
1) Not true163.2
2) Somewhat true18737.8
3) Very true29259.0
Missing22 
TOTAL495100.0
346) How does the following describe your education programs for adults? - Program is well planned and administered. (PLANADLT)
TOTAL%
1) Not true5711.5
2) Somewhat true24549.6
3) Very true19238.9
Missing23 
TOTAL494100.0
347) How does the following describe your education programs for adults? - Program addresses participants' needs and interests. (NEEDADLT)
TOTAL%
1) Not true204.2
2) Somewhat true24250.5
3) Very true21745.3
Missing38 
TOTAL479100.0
348) How does the following describe your education programs for adults? - Program promotes growth in religious faith and conviction. (GROWADLT)
TOTAL%
1) Not true71.4
2) Somewhat true19439.8
3) Very true28758.8
Missing29 
TOTAL488100.0
349) How does the following describe your education programs for adults? - Teachers/leaders enjoy participation. (PARTADLT)
TOTAL%
1) Not true61.2
2) Somewhat true15532.1
3) Very true32266.7
Missing34 
TOTAL483100.0
350) How does the following describe your education programs for adults? - Participants enjoy the program. (PROGADLT)
TOTAL%
1) Not true81.7
2) Somewhat true17236.1
3) Very true29662.2
Missing41 
TOTAL476100.0
351) How does the following describe your education programs for adults? - Teachers/leaders show enthusiasm for Christian education. (ENTHADLT)
TOTAL%
1) Not true193.9
2) Somewhat true18437.9
3) Very true28358.2
Missing31 
TOTAL486100.0
352) How does the following describe your education programs for adults? - Teachers/leaders have high expectations for learning. (EXPTADLT)
TOTAL%
1) Not true408.6
2) Somewhat true23751.0
3) Very true18840.4
Missing52 
TOTAL465100.0
353) How does the following describe your education programs for adults? - Teachers/leaders know how to minimize discipline problems. (DISCADLT)
TOTAL%
1) Not true154.1
2) Somewhat true13737.0
3) Very true21858.9
Missing147 
TOTAL370100.0
354) How does the following describe your education programs for adults? - Teachers/leaders deal well with conflict. (CONFADLT)
TOTAL%
1) Not true4610.7
2) Somewhat true21249.4
3) Very true17139.9
Missing88 
TOTAL429100.0
355) How does the following describe your education programs for adults? - Teachers/leaders encourage participants to raise questions about religious doctrine and theological ideas. (QUESADLT)
TOTAL%
1) Not true204.2
2) Somewhat true12425.9
3) Very true33469.9
Missing39 
TOTAL478100.0
356) How does the following describe your education programs for adults? - Classes and events feel warm and inviting. (WARMADLT)
TOTAL%
1) Not true183.7
2) Somewhat true19239.9
3) Very true27156.3
Missing36 
TOTAL481100.0
357) How does the following describe your education programs for adults? - Teachers/leaders are caring and loving. (CAREADLT)
TOTAL%
1) Not true20.4
2) Somewhat true12024.7
3) Very true36374.8
Missing32 
TOTAL485100.0
358) How does the following describe your education programs for adults? - The pastor(s) show(s) a deep commitment to Christian education. (CMMTADLT)
TOTAL%
1) Not true40.8
2) Somewhat true10120.7
3) Very true38478.5
Missing28 
TOTAL489100.0
359) How does the following describe your education programs for adults? - The pastor(s) is/are involved in doing Christian education. (INVLADLT)
TOTAL%
1) Not true153.1
2) Somewhat true10721.9
3) Very true36775.1
Missing28 
TOTAL489100.0
360) How does the following describe your education programs for adults? - The pastor(s) is/are knowledgeable about the theory and practice of Christian education. (KNOWADLT)
TOTAL%
1) Not true51.0
2) Somewhat true14930.2
3) Very true34068.8
Missing23 
TOTAL494100.0
361) How does the following describe your education programs for adults? - The pastor(s) is/are enthusiastic about Christian education. (ENGYADLT)
TOTAL%
1) Not true51.0
2) Somewhat true9619.4
3) Very true39379.6
Missing23 
TOTAL494100.0
362) How does the following describe your education programs for adults? - Your church council (or governing board) is interested in Christian education. (COUNADLT)
TOTAL%
1) Not true479.6
2) Somewhat true24349.4
3) Very true20241.1
Missing25 
TOTAL492100.0
363) How does the following describe your education programs for adults? - Adults in your congregation place high priority on Christian education. (PRIOADLT)
TOTAL%
1) Not true10020.3
2) Somewhat true27355.5
3) Very true11924.2
Missing25 
TOTAL492100.0
364) How does the following describe your education programs for adults? - Teachers/leaders know how religious faith forms and develops. (FORMADLT)
TOTAL%
1) Not true4710.0
2) Somewhat true27859.4
3) Very true14330.6
Missing49 
TOTAL468100.0
365) How does the following describe your education programs for adults? - Teachers/leaders know about educational theory and practice. (DTRYADLT)
TOTAL%
1) Not true9820.9
2) Somewhat true27057.6
3) Very true10121.5
Missing48 
TOTAL469100.0
366) How does the following describe your education programs for adults? - Teachers/leaders know about different learning styles. (STYLADLT)
TOTAL%
1) Not true7716.7
2) Somewhat true26156.6
3) Very true12326.7
Missing56 
TOTAL461100.0
367) How does the following describe your education programs for adults? - Teachers/leaders know and understand the Bible. (BIBLADLT)
TOTAL%
1) Not true71.5
2) Somewhat true21043.9
3) Very true26154.6
Missing39 
TOTAL478100.0
368) How does the following describe your education programs for adults? - Teachers/leaders have teaching competence. (COMPADLT)
TOTAL%
1) Not true183.8
2) Somewhat true21144.0
3) Very true25152.3
Missing37 
TOTAL480100.0
369) How does the following describe your education programs for adults? - Teachers/leaders look for opportunities to know more about effective Christian education. (OPPSADLT)
TOTAL%
1) Not true10722.1
2) Somewhat true24951.4
3) Very true12826.4
Missing33 
TOTAL484100.0
370) How does the following describe your education programs for adults? - Teachers/leaders know and understand the theology and traditions of your denomination. (DENMADLT)
TOTAL%
1) Not true469.5
2) Somewhat true23548.5
3) Very true20442.1
Missing32 
TOTAL485100.0
371) How does the following describe your education programs for adults? - Space for Christian education is adequate. (SPACADLT)
TOTAL%
1) Not true11623.8
2) Somewhat true12826.2
3) Very true24450.0
Missing29 
TOTAL488100.0
372) How does the following describe your education programs for adults? - Quality curriculum resources are available. (CURRADLT)
TOTAL%
1) Not true193.9
2) Somewhat true12725.8
3) Very true34770.4
Missing24 
TOTAL493100.0
373) How does the following describe your education programs for adults? - Quality multi-media resources are available. (MEDIADLT)
TOTAL%
1) Not true9519.4
2) Somewhat true19239.2
3) Very true20341.4
Missing27 
TOTAL490100.0
374) How does the following describe your education programs for adults? - A quality Christian education library or resource center is available. (LIBRADLT)
TOTAL%
1) Not true15231.5
2) Somewhat true19139.5
3) Very true14029.0
Missing34 
TOTAL483100.0
375) How does the following describe your education programs for adults? - The annual education budget is carefully planned. (BDGTADLT)
TOTAL%
1) Not true14931.2
2) Somewhat true18639.0
3) Very true14229.8
Missing40 
TOTAL477100.0
376) How does the following describe your education programs for adults? - Efforts are made to encourage participation of inactive members. (INACADLT)
TOTAL%
1) Not true13627.9
2) Somewhat true27155.5
3) Very true8116.6
Missing29 
TOTAL488100.0
377) How much emphasis is put on the following for education programs for grades 1-6? - Developing Bible knowledge. (DEVL16)
TOTAL%
1) No or minor emphasis61.2
2) Some emphasis17235.1
3) Strong emphasis31263.7
Missing27 
TOTAL490100.0
378) How much emphasis is put on the following for education programs for grades 1-6? - Teaching Bible stories. (TECH16)
TOTAL%
1) No or minor emphasis20.4
2) Some emphasis7815.9
3) Strong emphasis41183.7
Missing26 
TOTAL491100.0
379) How much emphasis is put on the following for education programs for grades 1-6? - Bible memorization. (MEMR16)
TOTAL%
1) No or minor emphasis16735.1
2) Some emphasis22948.1
3) Strong emphasis8016.8
Missing41 
TOTAL476100.0
380) How much emphasis is put on the following for education programs for grades 1-6? - Theological reflection on human experience. (HUEX16)
TOTAL%
1) No or minor emphasis15733.3
2) Some emphasis26556.3
3) Strong emphasis4910.4
Missing46 
TOTAL471100.0
381) How much emphasis is put on the following for education programs for grades 1-6? - Denominational theology, tradition, and history. (DENO16)
TOTAL%
1) No or minor emphasis23148.1
2) Some emphasis21344.4
3) Strong emphasis367.5
Missing37 
TOTAL480100.0
382) How much emphasis is put on the following for education programs for grades 1-6? - Providing opportunities for giving help to other people. (GIVH16)
TOTAL%
1) No or minor emphasis6814.3
2) Some emphasis29061.1
3) Strong emphasis11724.6
Missing42 
TOTAL475100.0
383) How much emphasis is put on the following for education programs for grades 1-6? - Providing fellowship or social interaction. (FLSI16)
TOTAL%
1) No or minor emphasis479.8
2) Some emphasis23448.6
3) Strong emphasis20041.6
Missing36 
TOTAL481100.0
384) How much emphasis is put on the following for education programs for grades 1-6? - Promoting intergenerational contact. (INTR16)
TOTAL%
1) No or minor emphasis15031.4
2) Some emphasis23148.4
3) Strong emphasis9620.1
Missing40 
TOTAL477100.0
385) How much emphasis is put on the following for education programs for grades 1-6? - Teaching moral values. (MORL16)
TOTAL%
1) No or minor emphasis91.9
2) Some emphasis20742.8
3) Strong emphasis26855.4
Missing33 
TOTAL484100.0
386) How much emphasis is put on the following for education programs for grades 1-6? - Teaching moral decision-making. (DECS16)
TOTAL%
1) No or minor emphasis5511.6
2) Some emphasis25353.2
3) Strong emphasis16835.3
Missing41 
TOTAL476100.0
387) How much emphasis is put on the following for education programs for grades 1-6? - Global awareness and understanding. (GAWR16)
TOTAL%
1) No or minor emphasis15031.7
2) Some emphasis27157.3
3) Strong emphasis5211.0
Missing44 
TOTAL473100.0
388) How much emphasis is put on the following for education programs for grades 1-6? - Multi-cultural awareness and understanding. (MAWR16)
TOTAL%
1) No or minor emphasis19441.3
2) Some emphasis23048.9
3) Strong emphasis469.8
Missing47 
TOTAL470100.0
389) How much emphasis is put on the following for education programs for grades 1-6? - Discussion of local or national social issues. (SOCI16)
TOTAL%
1) No or minor emphasis32368.9
2) Some emphasis13228.1
3) Strong emphasis143.0
Missing48 
TOTAL469100.0
390) How much emphasis is put on the following for education programs for grades 1-6? - Peacemaking. (PEAC16)
TOTAL%
1) No or minor emphasis22948.4
2) Some emphasis20042.3
3) Strong emphasis449.3
Missing44 
TOTAL473100.0
391) How much emphasis is put on the following for education programs for grades 1-6? - Learning how to apply faith to everyday life. (FAIT16)
TOTAL%
1) No or minor emphasis214.3
2) Some emphasis26454.2
3) Strong emphasis20241.5
Missing30 
TOTAL487100.0
392) How much emphasis is put on the following for education programs for grades 1-6? - Awareness and understanding of other faith traditions. (TRAD16)
TOTAL%
1) No or minor emphasis24352.4
2) Some emphasis19341.6
3) Strong emphasis286.0
Missing53 
TOTAL464100.0
393) How much emphasis is put on the following for education programs for grades 1-6? - Appreciation of religious music. (RELM16)
TOTAL%
1) No or minor emphasis10421.8
2) Some emphasis22046.1
3) Strong emphasis15332.1
Missing40 
TOTAL477100.0
394) How much emphasis is put on the following for education programs for grades 1-6? - Understanding and appreciation of church symbols. (SYMB16)
TOTAL%
1) No or minor emphasis13027.7
2) Some emphasis26857.1
3) Strong emphasis7115.1
Missing48 
TOTAL469100.0
395) How much emphasis is put on the following for education programs for grades 1-6? - Involving parents in program decisions and planning. (INPR16)
TOTAL%
1) No or minor emphasis16134.4
2) Some emphasis20844.4
3) Strong emphasis9921.2
Missing49 
TOTAL468100.0
396) How much emphasis is put on the following for education programs for grades 1-6? - Providing classes to help parents learn how to promote the faith of their children. (PROM16)
TOTAL%
1) No or minor emphasis33470.6
2) Some emphasis11524.3
3) Strong emphasis245.1
Missing44 
TOTAL473100.0
397) How much emphasis is put on the following for education programs for grades 1-6? - Providing classes for parents on effective parenting or communication. (EFFC16)
TOTAL%
1) No or minor emphasis31567.0
2) Some emphasis11123.6
3) Strong emphasis449.4
Missing47 
TOTAL470100.0
398) How much emphasis is put on the following for education programs for grades 1-6? - Informing parents of student's progress. (STPR16)
TOTAL%
1) No or minor emphasis26557.1
2) Some emphasis16234.9
3) Strong emphasis378.0
Missing53 
TOTAL464100.0
399) How much emphasis is put on the following for education programs for teenagers? - Developing Bible knowledge. (DEVLTEEN)
TOTAL%
1) No or minor emphasis204.3
2) Some emphasis22648.5
3) Strong emphasis22047.2
Missing51 
TOTAL466100.0
400) How much emphasis is put on the following for education programs for teenagers? - Teaching Bible stories. (TECHTEEN)
TOTAL%
1) No or minor emphasis6013.0
2) Some emphasis25154.3
3) Strong emphasis15132.7
Missing55 
TOTAL462100.0
401) How much emphasis is put on the following for education programs for teenagers? - Bible memorization. (MEMRTEEN)
TOTAL%
1) No or minor emphasis26257.2
2) Some emphasis15634.1
3) Strong emphasis408.7
Missing59 
TOTAL458100.0
402) How much emphasis is put on the following for education programs for teenagers? - Theological reflection on human experience. (HUEXTEEN)
TOTAL%
1) No or minor emphasis418.9
2) Some emphasis24052.3
3) Strong emphasis17838.8
Missing58 
TOTAL459100.0
403) How much emphasis is put on the following for education programs for teenagers? - Denominational theology, tradition, and history. (DENOTEEN)
TOTAL%
1) No or minor emphasis11525.1
2) Some emphasis25956.6
3) Strong emphasis8418.3
Missing59 
TOTAL458100.0
404) How much emphasis is put on the following for education programs for teenagers? - Providing opportunities for giving help to other people. (GIVHTEEN)
TOTAL%
1) No or minor emphasis5512.0
2) Some emphasis26557.6
3) Strong emphasis14030.4
Missing57 
TOTAL460100.0
405) How much emphasis is put on the following for education programs for teenagers? - Providing fellowship or social interaction. (FLSITEEN)
TOTAL%
1) No or minor emphasis255.4
2) Some emphasis15734.2
3) Strong emphasis27760.3
Missing58 
TOTAL459100.0
406) How much emphasis is put on the following for education programs for teenagers? - Promoting intergenerational contact. (INTRTEEN)
TOTAL%
1) No or minor emphasis14632.0
2) Some emphasis20545.0
3) Strong emphasis10523.0
Missing61 
TOTAL456100.0
407) How much emphasis is put on the following for education programs for teenagers? - Teaching moral values. (MORLTEEN)
TOTAL%
1) No or minor emphasis92.0
2) Some emphasis16235.1
3) Strong emphasis29062.9
Missing56 
TOTAL461100.0
408) How much emphasis is put on the following for education programs for teenagers? - Teaching moral decision-making. (DECSTEEN)
TOTAL%
1) No or minor emphasis163.5
2) Some emphasis16135.2
3) Strong emphasis28161.4
Missing59 
TOTAL458100.0
409) How much emphasis is put on the following for education programs for teenagers? - Global awareness and understanding. (GAWRTEEN)
TOTAL%
1) No or minor emphasis8117.7
2) Some emphasis28963.1
3) Strong emphasis8819.2
Missing59 
TOTAL458100.0
410) How much emphasis is put on the following for education programs for teenagers? - Multi-cultural awareness and understanding. (MAWRTEEN)
TOTAL%
1) No or minor emphasis15633.8
2) Some emphasis23450.8
3) Strong emphasis7115.4
Missing56 
TOTAL461100.0
411) How much emphasis is put on the following for education programs for teenagers? - Discussion of local or national social issues. (SOCITEEN)
TOTAL%
1) No or minor emphasis11925.7
2) Some emphasis26457.0
3) Strong emphasis8017.3
Missing54 
TOTAL463100.0
412) How much emphasis is put on the following for education programs for teenagers? - Peacemaking. (PEACTEEN)
TOTAL%
1) No or minor emphasis16335.5
2) Some emphasis22949.9
3) Strong emphasis6714.6
Missing58 
TOTAL459100.0
413) How much emphasis is put on the following for education programs for teenagers? - Learning how to apply faith to everyday life. (FAITTEEN)
TOTAL%
1) No or minor emphasis132.8
2) Some emphasis16936.4
3) Strong emphasis28260.8
Missing53 
TOTAL464100.0
414) How much emphasis is put on the following for education programs for teenagers? - Awareness and understanding of other faith traditions. (TRADTEEN)
TOTAL%
1) No or minor emphasis13329.3
2) Some emphasis24754.4
3) Strong emphasis7416.3
Missing63 
TOTAL454100.0
415) How much emphasis is put on the following for education programs for teenagers? - Appreciation of religious music. (RELMTEEN)
TOTAL%
1) No or minor emphasis14531.9
2) Some emphasis20645.4
3) Strong emphasis10322.7
Missing63 
TOTAL454100.0
416) How much emphasis is put on the following for education programs for teenagers? - Understanding and appreciation of church symbols. (SYMBTEEN)
TOTAL%
1) No or minor emphasis13028.8
2) Some emphasis24554.3
3) Strong emphasis7616.9
Missing66 
TOTAL451100.0
417) How much emphasis is put on the following for education programs for teenagers? - Involving parents in program decisions and planning. (INPRTEEN)
TOTAL%
1) No or minor emphasis13630.6
2) Some emphasis20546.2
3) Strong emphasis10323.2
Missing73 
TOTAL444100.0
418) How much emphasis is put on the following for education programs for teenagers? - Providing classes to help parents learn how to promote the faith of their children. (PROMTEEN)
TOTAL%
1) No or minor emphasis32471.8
2) Some emphasis10122.4
3) Strong emphasis265.8
Missing66 
TOTAL451100.0
419) How much emphasis is put on the following for education programs for teenagers? - Providing classes for parents on effective parenting or communication. (EFFCTEEN)
TOTAL%
1) No or minor emphasis27762.5
2) Some emphasis12127.3
3) Strong emphasis4510.2
Missing74 
TOTAL443100.0
420) How much emphasis is put on the following for education programs for teenagers? - Informing parents of student's progress. (STPRTEEN)
TOTAL%
1) No or minor emphasis26058.2
2) Some emphasis14632.7
3) Strong emphasis419.2
Missing70 
TOTAL447100.0
421) How much emphasis is put on the following for education programs for adults - Developing Bible knowledge. (DEVLADLT)
TOTAL%
1) No or minor emphasis51.0
2) Some emphasis14028.5
3) Strong emphasis34770.5
Missing25 
TOTAL492100.0
422) How much emphasis is put on the following for education programs for adults - Teaching Bible stories. (TECHADLT)
TOTAL%
1) No or minor emphasis8317.1
2) Some emphasis22646.7
3) Strong emphasis17536.2
Missing33 
TOTAL484100.0
423) How much emphasis is put on the following for education programs for adults - Bible memorization. (MEMRADLT)
TOTAL%
1) No or minor emphasis35173.6
2) Some emphasis10922.9
3) Strong emphasis173.6
Missing40 
TOTAL477100.0
424) How much emphasis is put on the following for education programs for adults - Theological reflection on human experience. (HUEXADLT)
TOTAL%
1) No or minor emphasis245.0
2) Some emphasis16333.7
3) Strong emphasis29761.4
Missing33 
TOTAL484100.0
425) How much emphasis is put on the following for education programs for adults - Denominational theology, tradition, and history. (DENOADLT)
TOTAL%
1) No or minor emphasis7415.3
2) Some emphasis28458.6
3) Strong emphasis12726.2
Missing32 
TOTAL485100.0
426) How much emphasis is put on the following for education programs for adults - Providing opportunities for giving help to other people. (GIVHADLT)
TOTAL%
1) No or minor emphasis6212.7
2) Some emphasis23448.0
3) Strong emphasis19239.3
Missing29 
TOTAL488100.0
427) How much emphasis is put on the following for education programs for adults - Providing fellowship or social interaction. (FLSIADLT)
TOTAL%
1) No or minor emphasis265.3
2) Some emphasis18638.2
3) Strong emphasis27556.5
Missing30 
TOTAL487100.0
428) How much emphasis is put on the following for education programs for adults - Promoting intergenerational contact. (INTRADLT)
TOTAL%
1) No or minor emphasis16634.7
2) Some emphasis20643.1
3) Strong emphasis10622.2
Missing39 
TOTAL478100.0
429) How much emphasis is put on the following for education programs for adults - Teaching moral values. (MORLADLT)
TOTAL%
1) No or minor emphasis214.3
2) Some emphasis22545.9
3) Strong emphasis24449.8
Missing27 
TOTAL490100.0
430) How much emphasis is put on the following for education programs for adults - Teaching moral decision-making. (DECSADLT)
TOTAL%
1) No or minor emphasis316.4
2) Some emphasis22045.2
3) Strong emphasis23648.5
Missing30 
TOTAL487100.0
431) How much emphasis is put on the following for education programs for adults - Global awareness and understanding. (GWARADLT)
TOTAL%
1) No or minor emphasis7615.7
2) Some emphasis26053.7
3) Strong emphasis14830.6
Missing33 
TOTAL484100.0
432) How much emphasis is put on the following for education programs for adults - Multi-cultural awareness and understanding. (MAWRADLT)
TOTAL%
1) No or minor emphasis16032.9
2) Some emphasis24049.3
3) Strong emphasis8717.9
Missing30 
TOTAL487100.0
433) How much emphasis is put on the following for education programs for adults - Discussion of local or national social issues. (SOCIADLT)
TOTAL%
1) No or minor emphasis7014.3
2) Some emphasis27355.9
3) Strong emphasis14529.7
Missing29 
TOTAL488100.0
434) How much emphasis is put on the following for education programs for adults - Peacemaking. (PEACADLT)
TOTAL%
1) No or minor emphasis14730.2
2) Some emphasis24850.9
3) Strong emphasis9218.9
Missing30 
TOTAL487100.0
435) How much emphasis is put on the following for education programs for adults - Learning how to apply faith to everyday life. (FAITADLT)
TOTAL%
1) No or minor emphasis81.6
2) Some emphasis14429.4
3) Strong emphasis33768.9
Missing28 
TOTAL489100.0
436) How much emphasis is put on the following for education programs for adults - Awareness and understanding of other faith traditions. (TRADADLT)
TOTAL%
1) No or minor emphasis10822.2
2) Some emphasis27857.2
3) Strong emphasis10020.6
Missing31 
TOTAL486100.0
437) How much emphasis is put on the following for education programs for adults - Appreciation of religious music. (RELMADLT)
TOTAL%
1) No or minor emphasis14630.4
2) Some emphasis20442.5
3) Strong emphasis13027.1
Missing37 
TOTAL480100.0
438) How much emphasis is put on the following for education programs for adults - Understanding and appreciation of church symbols. (SYMBADLT)
TOTAL%
1) No or minor emphasis16134.2
2) Some emphasis23850.5
3) Strong emphasis7215.3
Missing46 
TOTAL471100.0
439) How many times in the last year has the following occurred in your church? - Church's governing body, during its regular meetings, having a thoughtful discussion about Christian education. (OCCRTHDS)
TOTAL%
0) Never7615.3
1) Once8817.7
2) Twice11923.9
3) 3 or 4 times14629.4
4) 5 times or more6813.7
Missing20 
TOTAL497100.0
440) How many times in the last year has the following occurred in your church? - In-service training events provided for teachers. (OCCRINSR)
TOTAL%
0) Never13827.7
1) Once14428.9
2) Twice11222.4
3) 3 or 4 times8517.0
4) 5 times or more204.0
Missing18 
TOTAL499100.0
441) How many times in the last year has the following occurred in your church? - Teachers named and given recognition in a worship service. (OCCRRECG)
TOTAL%
0) Never5410.8
1) Once27955.6
2) Twice12625.1
3) 3 or 4 times346.8
4) 5 times or more91.8
Missing15 
TOTAL502100.0
442) How many times in the last year has the following occurred in your church? - Teachers gathering to discuss the goals and objectives of Christian education. (OCCRDISC)
TOTAL%
0) Never11924.0
1) Once11623.4
2) Twice10020.2
3) 3 or 4 times11222.6
4) 5 times or more489.7
Missing22 
TOTAL495100.0
443) How many times in the last year has the following occurred in your church? - Teachers gathering to coordinate and plan Christian education. (OCCRCOOR)
TOTAL%
0) Never8817.7
1) Once10721.5
2) Twice8617.3
3) 3 or 4 times12725.5
4) 5 times or more9018.1
Missing19 
TOTAL498100.0
444) How many times in the last year has the following occurred in your church? - Teachers gathering for own spiritual formation. (OCCRSPIR)
TOTAL%
0) Never29962.7
1) Once7415.5
2) Twice479.9
3) 3 or 4 times357.3
4) 5 times or more224.6
Missing40 
TOTAL477100.0
445) How many times in the last year has the following occurred in your church? - Teachers given instruction in denominational theology and tradition. (OCCRINST)
TOTAL%
0) Never33769.2
1) Once8317.0
2) Twice387.8
3) 3 or 4 times204.1
4) 5 times or more91.8
Missing30 
TOTAL487100.0
446) How many times in the last year has the following occurred in your church? - Teachers spending a full day or more together to plan. (OCCRPLAN)
TOTAL%
0) Never41383.6
1) Once5711.5
2) Twice163.2
3) 3 or 4 times51.0
4) 5 times or more30.6
Missing23 
TOTAL494100.0
447) How many times in the last year has the following occurred in your church? - Children participating in planning the children's program. (OCCRCHPR)
TOTAL%
0) Never36976.2
1) Once5511.4
2) Twice326.6
3) 3 or 4 times204.1
4) 5 times or more81.7
Missing33 
TOTAL484100.0
448) How many times in the last year has the following occurred in your church? - Teenagers participating in planning the youth program. (OCCRYTHP)
TOTAL%
0) Never9519.8
1) Once7215.0
2) Twice8818.3
3) 3 or 4 times10321.5
4) 5 times or more12225.4
Missing37 
TOTAL480100.0
449) How many times in the last year has the following occurred in your church? - Children's program receiving a thoughtful evaluation. (OCCREVAL)
TOTAL%
0) Never12124.7
1) Once14229.0
2) Twice11523.5
3) 3 or 4 times7314.9
4) 5 times or more387.8
Missing28 
TOTAL489100.0
450) How many times in the last year has the following occurred in your church? - Teenage program receiving a thoughtful evaluation. (OCCRTEVL)
TOTAL%
0) Never10521.7
1) Once12626.1
2) Twice10120.9
3) 3 or 4 times9519.7
4) 5 times or more5611.6
Missing34 
TOTAL483100.0
451) How many times in the last year has the following occurred in your church? - Adult program receiving a thoughtful evaluation. (OCCRAEVL)
TOTAL%
0) Never12625.6
1) Once13928.3
2) Twice11824.0
3) 3 or 4 times7815.9
4) 5 times or more316.3
Missing25 
TOTAL492100.0
452) How many times in the last year has the following occurred in your church? - Teachers meeting to help each other deal with specific problems and challenges. (OCCRDEAL)
TOTAL%
0) Never19641.4
1) Once8317.5
2) Twice7916.7
3) 3 or 4 times7115.0
4) 5 times or more449.3
Missing44 
TOTAL473100.0
453) How many times in the last year has the following occurred in your church? - Teachers given instruction in effective teaching methods. (OCCREFFC)
TOTAL%
0) Never21243.4
1) Once12425.4
2) Twice9218.8
3) 3 or 4 times418.4
4) 5 times or more204.1
Missing28 
TOTAL489100.0
454) How many times in the last year has the following occurred in your church? - A study made of children's needs and interests. (OCCRCSTY)
TOTAL%
0) Never33670.1
1) Once7816.3
2) Twice439.0
3) 3 or 4 times163.3
4) 5 times or more61.3
Missing38 
TOTAL479100.0
455) How many times in the last year has the following occurred in your church? - A study made of teenagers' needs and interests. (OCCRTSTY)
TOTAL%
0) Never26054.3
1) Once9419.6
2) Twice6613.8
3) 3 or 4 times469.6
4) 5 times or more132.7
Missing38 
TOTAL479100.0
456) How many times in the last year has the following occurred in your church? - A study made of adults' needs and interests. (OCCRASTY)
TOTAL%
0) Never26053.4
1) Once11724.0
2) Twice6513.3
3) 3 or 4 times418.4
4) 5 times or more40.8
Missing30 
TOTAL487100.0
457) How many times in the last year has the following occurred in your church? - Teachers evaluated. (OCCRTEVA)
TOTAL%
0) Never35473.3
1) Once8617.8
2) Twice255.2
3) 3 or 4 times153.1
4) 5 times or more30.6
Missing34 
TOTAL483100.0
458) How many times in the last year has the following occurred in your church? - Children meaningfully involved in a Sunday morning worship service. (OCCRCWRS)
TOTAL%
0) Never479.6
1) Once5411.0
2) Twice6813.9
3) 3 or 4 times6713.7
4) 5 times or more25351.7
Missing28 
TOTAL489100.0
459) How many times in the last year has the following occurred in your church? - Teenagers meaningfully involved in a Sunday morning worship service. (OCCRTWRS)
TOTAL%
0) Never479.6
1) Once9118.6
2) Twice11022.5
3) 3 or 4 times9319.1
4) 5 times or more14730.1
Missing29 
TOTAL488100.0
460) In your view, does your denomination produce quality resources, training, and support for Christian education? (SUPPCHED)
TOTAL%
1) Yes42885.1
3) No7514.9
Missing14 
TOTAL503100.0
461) In your view, does your denomination's regional office give meaningful support and help to your congregation's Christian education program? (REGSUPPT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes36574.6
3) No12425.4
Missing28 
TOTAL489100.0
462) Does your church have a brochure describing its Christian education program? (BROCCHED)
TOTAL%
1) Yes15330.8
3) No34469.2
Missing20 
TOTAL497100.0
463) Does your church do a good job of publicizing its Christian education program to members? (PUBCHRED)
TOTAL%
1) Yes27355.3
3) No22144.7
Missing23 
TOTAL494100.0
464) Does your church do a good job of publicizing its Christian education program to your local community? (PUBCHEDL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes7115.2
3) No39684.8
Missing50 
TOTAL467100.0
465) Are children or youth rewarded for good attendance? (GOODATTN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes23750.0
3) No23750.0
Missing43 
TOTAL474100.0
466) Are attendance records for children kept? (CHLDATTN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes44391.5
3) No418.5
Missing33 
TOTAL484100.0
467) Are attendance records for teenagers kept? (TEENATTN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes37077.1
3) No11022.9
Missing37 
TOTAL480100.0
468) Does your church have a clear mission or purpose statement for the Christian education of children? (CLRMISSC)
TOTAL%
1) Yes15933.4
3) No31766.6
Missing41 
TOTAL476100.0
469) Does your church have a clear mission or purpose statement for the Christian education of teenagers? (CLRMISST)
TOTAL%
1) Yes15432.4
3) No32167.6
Missing42 
TOTAL475100.0
470) Does your church have a clear mission or purpose statement for the Christian education of adults? (CLRMISSA)
TOTAL%
1) Yes14731.1
3) No32568.9
Missing45 
TOTAL472100.0
471) Does your church have clearly stated learning objectives for children? (LEAROBJC)
TOTAL%
1) Yes14430.4
3) No32969.6
Missing44 
TOTAL473100.0
472) Does your church have clearly stated learning objectives for teenagers? (LEAROBJT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes13829.1
3) No33670.9
Missing43 
TOTAL474100.0
473) Does your church have clearly stated learning objectives for adults? (LEAROBJA)
TOTAL%
1) Yes11624.5
3) No35775.5
Missing44 
TOTAL473100.0
474) In promoting effective Christian education, how much of a problem is the following - Difficulty in getting children or youth to pay attention. (PROBATTN)
TOTAL%
1) A major problem214.2
2) A somewhat major problem8416.8
3) A minor problem32765.5
4) No problem6713.4
Missing18 
TOTAL499100.0
475) In promoting effective Christian education, how much of a problem is the following - Parent disinterest. (PROBPRDS)
TOTAL%
1) A major problem10120.0
2) A somewhat major problem17534.6
3) A minor problem17534.6
4) No problem5510.9
Missing11 
TOTAL506100.0
476) In promoting effective Christian education, how much of a problem is the following - Adult disinterest in adult education. (PROBDISN)
TOTAL%
1) A major problem12424.4
2) A somewhat major problem19337.9
3) A minor problem14227.9
4) No problem509.8
Missing8 
TOTAL509100.0
477) In promoting effective Christian education, how much of a problem is the following - Recruitment of volunteer teachers and leaders. (PROBRECR)
TOTAL%
1) A major problem10320.1
2) A somewhat major problem16331.8
3) A minor problem19638.3
4) No problem509.8
Missing5 
TOTAL512100.0
478) In promoting effective Christian education, how much of a problem is the following - Lack of motivation to learn by children. (PROBCMOT)
TOTAL%
1) A major problem163.2
2) A somewhat major problem8917.8
3) A minor problem22945.7
4) No problem16733.3
Missing16 
TOTAL501100.0
479) In promoting effective Christian education, how much of a problem is the following - Lack of motivation to learn by teenagers. (PROBTMOT)
TOTAL%
1) A major problem7114.4
2) A somewhat major problem15631.7
3) A minor problem19639.8
4) No problem6914.0
Missing25 
TOTAL492100.0
480) In promoting effective Christian education, how much of a problem is the following - Lack of motivation to learn by adults. (PROBAMOT)
TOTAL%
1) A major problem7314.4
2) A somewhat major problem17734.8
3) A minor problem15831.1
4) No problem10019.7
Missing9 
TOTAL508100.0
481) In promoting effective Christian education, how much of a problem is the following - Children's busy schedules. (PROBCSCH)
TOTAL%
1) A major problem8517.0
2) A somewhat major problem15531.1
3) A minor problem19138.3
4) No problem6813.6
Missing18 
TOTAL499100.0
482) In promoting effective Christian education, how much of a problem is the following - Teenagers' busy schedules. (PROBTSCH)
TOTAL%
1) A major problem18137.2
2) A somewhat major problem18838.6
3) A minor problem9218.9
4) No problem265.3
Missing30 
TOTAL487100.0
483) In promoting effective Christian education, how much of a problem is the following - Adults' busy schedules. (PROBASCH)
TOTAL%
1) A major problem16132.3
2) A somewhat major problem19438.9
3) A minor problem11422.8
4) No problem306.0
Missing18 
TOTAL499100.0
484) In promoting effective Christian education, how much of a problem is the following - The Christian education budget. (PROBCBUD)
TOTAL%
1) A major problem265.3
2) A somewhat major problem6713.6
3) A minor problem18838.1
4) No problem21343.1
Missing23 
TOTAL494100.0
485) In promoting effective Christian education, how much of a problem is the following - The quality of Christian education curriculum resources. (PROBQUAL)
TOTAL%
1) A major problem224.4
2) A somewhat major problem499.8
3) A minor problem12525.0
4) No problem30460.8
Missing17 
TOTAL500100.0
486) In promoting effective Christian education, how much of a problem is the following - Rapid turnover for teachers. (PROBTURN)
TOTAL%
1) A major problem112.3
2) A somewhat major problem408.2
3) A minor problem19840.7
4) No problem23848.9
Missing30 
TOTAL487100.0
487) In promoting effective Christian education, how much of a problem is the following - Teacher preparation for classes. (PROBPREP)
TOTAL%
1) A major problem306.0
2) A somewhat major problem9218.5
3) A minor problem23948.1
4) No problem13627.4
Missing20 
TOTAL497100.0
488) In promoting effective Christian education, how much of a problem is the following - Support of the senior pastor for Christian education. (PROBSENP)
TOTAL%
1) A major problem91.9
2) A somewhat major problem214.3
3) A minor problem8517.5
4) No problem37176.3
Missing31 
TOTAL486100.0
489) In promoting effective Christian education, how much of a problem is the following - Teacher competence. (PROBCOMP)
TOTAL%
1) A major problem153.0
2) A somewhat major problem6813.5
3) A minor problem23346.3
4) No problem18737.2
Missing14 
TOTAL503100.0
490) In promoting effective Christian education, how much of a problem is the following - Church too small to offer much in the way of formal programs. (PROBSMLL)
TOTAL%
1) A major problem6513.8
2) A somewhat major problem6513.8
3) A minor problem13027.5
4) No problem21244.9
Missing45 
TOTAL472100.0
491) In promoting effective Christian education, how much of a problem is the following - Support by the congregation for Christian education. (PROBCONG)
TOTAL%
1) A major problem305.9
2) A somewhat major problem10120.0
3) A minor problem17735.0
4) No problem19739.0
Missing12 
TOTAL505100.0
492) In promoting effective Christian education, how much of a problem is the following - Irregular attendance by children or youth. (PROBIRRG)
TOTAL%
1) A major problem8316.3
2) A somewhat major problem16933.2
3) A minor problem21341.8
4) No problem448.6
Missing8 
TOTAL509100.0
493) To what degree would you say that your church tries to coordinate Christian education so that children, teenagers, and adults are simultaneously studying the same issues or exploring the same Bible passages? (SAMISSUE)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all22444.2
2) A little10821.3
3) Somewhat9719.1
4) Quite a bit5410.7
5) A great deal244.7
Missing10 
TOTAL507100.0
494) Do you refer to yourself as a born-again Christian? (BRNAGNCH)
TOTAL%
1) Yes20439.8
2) I'm not sure203.9
3) No28956.3
Missing4 
TOTAL513100.0
495) Some people think that Protestant churches in the U.S. have a bias which favors the male point of view in theology and doctrine. Do you think a bias toward the male point of view exists in your church's theology and doctrine? (MALEBIAS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes20239.5
2) I'm not sure489.4
3) No26251.2
Missing5 
TOTAL512100.0
496) Do you want your church to do more to include the experience, wisdom, and insight of women in its theology, doctrine, and understanding of the Bible? (WOMNINST)
TOTAL%
1) Yes37373.0
2) I'm not sure6412.5
3) No7414.5
Missing6 
TOTAL511100.0
497) Do you want your church to do more to include the experience, wisdom, and insight of minorities in its theology, doctrine, and understanding of the Bible? (MININSGT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes38074.7
2) I'm not sure6312.4
3) No6613.0
Missing8 
TOTAL509100.0
498) How much emphasis is put on the following for grades 1-6? - Religious instruction (Emphasis is placed on transmitting Christian religious beliefs, knowledge, and practices to participants. Good teaching is highly valued, and the Christian education program offers structured classes in which good teaching can take place.) (RELI16)
TOTAL%
1) No emphasis in my church183.6
2) Minor emphasis in my church377.3
3) Some emphasis in my church11522.8
4) Moderate emphasis in my church15129.9
5) Strong emphasis in my church18436.4
Missing12 
TOTAL505100.0
499) How much emphasis is put on the following for grades 1-6? - Faith community (Emphasis is placed on how persons are initiated and grow into the Christian faith community. Persons are intentionally socialized into the faith by being immersed in the rituals, traditions, symbols, and patterns of living normative within the particular community of faith. The church gives much attention to creating shared values, rituals, and traditions.) (FAIC16)
TOTAL%
1) No emphasis in my church428.4
2) Minor emphasis in my church14428.7
3) Some emphasis in my church12324.5
4) Moderate emphasis in my church11623.1
5) Strong emphasis in my church7715.3
Missing15 
TOTAL502100.0
500) How much emphasis is put on the following for grades 1-6? - Spiritual development (Emphasis is placed on nurturing the natural unfolding of each individual person's religious experience and religious quest. Faith develops in an ordered way, with persons at different places in the growth process. Learners are helped to use life experiences and life crises as opportunities to grow in faith.) (SPIR16)
TOTAL%
1) No emphasis in my church428.4
2) Minor emphasis in my church11222.4
3) Some emphasis in my church15430.8
4) Moderate emphasis in my church12124.2
5) Strong emphasis in my church7114.2
Missing17 
TOTAL500100.0
501) How much emphasis is put on the following for grades 1-6? - Liberation (Emphasis is placed on analyzing and understanding the political, social, and cultural context in which human life and action takes place. This approach serves as one antidote to individualism, helping learners understand how social systems can cause oppression and injustice. Action and reflection on action is encouraged.) (LIBT16)
TOTAL%
1) No emphasis in my church19338.4
2) Minor emphasis in my church19037.8
3) Some emphasis in my church8817.5
4) Moderate emphasis in my church183.6
5) Strong emphasis in my church132.6
Missing15 
TOTAL502100.0
502) How much emphasis is put on the following for grades 1-6? - Interpretation (Both the Christian story and personal experience are emphasized, with learners encouraged to discover the interrelationships among the Christian tradition, God's activity in the world, and personal experience. The learner is not taught particular understandings, but is encouraged to interpret what he or she experiences in transactions with God, religious tradition and other people. Teachers serve more as guides than as information-givers.) (INTP16)
TOTAL%
1) No emphasis in my church8817.6
2) Minor emphasis in my church14428.8
3) Some emphasis in my church13827.6
4) Moderate emphasis in my church8517.0
5) Strong emphasis in my church459.0
Missing17 
TOTAL500100.0
503) How much emphasis is put on the following for grades 7-12? - Religious instruction (Emphasis is placed on transmitting Christian religious beliefs, knowledge, and practices to participants. Good teaching is highly valued, and the Christian education program offers structured classes in which good teaching can take place.) (RELITEEN)
TOTAL%
1) No emphasis in my church326.4
2) Minor emphasis in my church6212.4
3) Some emphasis in my church12825.5
4) Moderate emphasis in my church14629.1
5) Strong emphasis in my church13326.5
Missing16 
TOTAL501100.0
504) How much emphasis is put on the following for grades 7-12? - Faith community (Emphasis is placed on how persons are initiated and grow into the Christian faith community. Persons are intentionally socialized into the faith by being immersed in the rituals, traditions, symbols, and patterns of living normative within the particular community of faith. The church gives much attention to creating shared values, rituals, and traditions.) (FAICTEEN)
TOTAL%
1) No emphasis in my church5611.2
2) Minor emphasis in my church12625.1
3) Some emphasis in my church13025.9
4) Moderate emphasis in my church12124.2
5) Strong emphasis in my church6813.6
Missing16 
TOTAL501100.0
505) How much emphasis is put on the following for grades 7-12? - Spiritual development (Emphasis is placed on nurturing the natural unfolding of each individual person's religious experience and religious quest. Faith develops in an ordered way, with persons at different places in the growth process. Learners are helped to use life experiences and life crises as opportunities to grow in faith.) (SPIRTEEN)
TOTAL%
1) No emphasis in my church459.0
2) Minor emphasis in my church7815.6
3) Some emphasis in my church14629.2
4) Moderate emphasis in my church15631.2
5) Strong emphasis in my church7515.0
Missing17 
TOTAL500100.0
506) How much emphasis is put on the following for grades 7-12? - Liberation (Emphasis is placed on analyzing and understanding the political, social, and cultural context in which human life and action takes place. This approach serves as one antidote to individualism, helping learners understand how social systems can cause oppression and injustice. Action and reflection on action is encouraged.) (LIBTTEEN)
TOTAL%
1) No emphasis in my church13927.8
2) Minor emphasis in my church18436.8
3) Some emphasis in my church12324.6
4) Moderate emphasis in my church346.8
5) Strong emphasis in my church204.0
Missing17 
TOTAL500100.0
507) How much emphasis is put on the following for grades 7-12? - Interpretation (Both the Christian story and personal experience are emphasized, with learners encouraged to discover the interrelationships among the Christian tradition, God's activity in the world, and personal experience. The learner is not taught particular understandings, but is encouraged to interpret what he or she experiences in transactions with God, religious tradition and other people. Teachers serve more as guides than as information-givers.) (INTPTEEN)
TOTAL%
1) No emphasis in my church7414.9
2) Minor emphasis in my church9719.5
3) Some emphasis in my church14228.5
4) Moderate emphasis in my church11723.5
5) Strong emphasis in my church6813.7
Missing19 
TOTAL498100.0
508) How much emphasis is put on the following for adults? - Religious instruction (Emphasis is placed on transmitting Christian religious beliefs, knowledge, and practices to participants. Good teaching is highly valued, and the Christian education program offers structured classes in which good teaching can take place.) (RELIADLT)
TOTAL%
1) No emphasis in my church204.0
2) Minor emphasis in my church5511.0
3) Some emphasis in my church13727.3
4) Moderate emphasis in my church14528.9
5) Strong emphasis in my church14528.9
Missing15 
TOTAL502100.0
509) How much emphasis is put on the following for adults? - Faith community (Emphasis is placed on how persons are initiated and grow into the Christian faith community. Persons are intentionally socialized into the faith by being immersed in the rituals, traditions, symbols, and patterns of living normative within the particular community of faith. The church gives much attention to creating shared values, rituals, and traditions.) (FAICADLT)
TOTAL%
1) No emphasis in my church428.4
2) Minor emphasis in my church13025.9
3) Some emphasis in my church13226.3
4) Moderate emphasis in my church12424.7
5) Strong emphasis in my church7414.7
Missing15 
TOTAL502100.0
510) How much emphasis is put on the following for adults? - Spiritual development (Emphasis is placed on nurturing the natural unfolding of each individual person's religious experience and religious quest. Faith develops in an ordered way, with persons at different places in the growth process. Learners are helped to use life experiences and life crises as opportunities to grow in faith.) (SPIRADLT)
TOTAL%
1) No emphasis in my church275.4
2) Minor emphasis in my church7815.6
3) Some emphasis in my church13126.1
4) Moderate emphasis in my church16532.9
5) Strong emphasis in my church10020.0
Missing16 
TOTAL501100.0
511) How much emphasis is put on the following, for adults - Liberation (Emphasis is placed on analyzing and understanding the political, social, and cultural context in which human life and action takes place. This approach serves as one antidote to individualism, helping learners understand how social systems can cause oppression and injustice. Action and reflection on action is encouraged.) (LIBTADLT)
TOTAL%
1) No emphasis in my church11723.3
2) Minor emphasis in my church18637.0
3) Some emphasis in my church12023.9
4) Moderate emphasis in my church5611.1
5) Strong emphasis in my church244.8
Missing14 
TOTAL503100.0
512) How much emphasis is put on the following, for adults - Interpretation (Both the Christian story and personal experience are emphasized, with learners encouraged to discover the interrelationships among the Christian tradition, God's activity in the world, and personal experience. The learner is not taught particular understandings, but is encouraged to interpret what he or she experiences in transactions with God, religious tradition and other people. Teachers serve more as guides than as information-givers.) (INTPADLT)
TOTAL%
1) No emphasis in my church5110.1
2) Minor emphasis in my church7915.7
3) Some emphasis in my church13927.6
4) Moderate emphasis in my church12825.4
5) Strong emphasis in my church10721.2
Missing13 
TOTAL504100.0
513) Which of the five approaches to Christian education defined previously do you emphasize the most in your Christian education efforts at your church? (MOSTEMPH)
TOTAL%
1) Religious instruction20340.5
2) Faith community7515.0
3) Spiritual development12424.8
4) Liberation71.4
5) Interpretation8617.2
6) None61.2
Missing16 
TOTAL501100.0
514) Which of the five approaches to Christian education defined previously do you feel you know quite a bit about? (KNOWMOST)
TOTAL%
1) Religious instruction6129.2
2) Faith community3014.4
3) Spiritual development4722.5
4) Liberation41.9
5) Interpretation5626.8
6) None115.3
Missing308 
TOTAL209100.0
515) Which of the five approaches to Christian education defined previously would you like to learn more about? (LIKTOLRN)
TOTAL%
1) Religious instruction154.3
2) Faith community4412.7
3) Spiritual development11934.3
4) Liberation5716.4
5) Interpretation4914.1
6) None6318.2
Missing170 
TOTAL347100.0
516) Which one of the five approaches to Christian education defined previously do you wish your church emphasized more? (CHREMPMT)
TOTAL%
1) Religious instruction329.7
2) Faith community5215.7
3) Spiritual development11735.3
4) Liberation3410.3
5) Interpretation4914.8
6) None4714.2
Missing186 
TOTAL331100.0
517) To what degree do you think your church is like the following? - This church seeks to bring souls to Jesus. It puts emphasis on encouraging people to commit their lives to Jesus Christ. It supports missionary work, emphasizes the Bible as a guide for daily living, and speaks out against the sin and evil that is rampant in the world. (SOULS2JS)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all like this11823.1
2) A little like this14829.0
3) Somewhat like this8817.2
4) Quite a bit like this8516.6
5) Very much like this7214.1
Missing6 
TOTAL511100.0
518) To what degree do you think your church is like the following? - This church provides a comfortable refuge from the pain and suffering of the world. In this church, it's easy to forget the noise and confusion of the world. This church strongly believes that everything is in God's hands and that what matters is the spiritual. Nothing else is as important. Members gain the comfort and strength necessary to overcome the stresses and sorrows of everyday life. (COMFREFG)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all like this11021.6
2) A little like this19337.8
3) Somewhat like this12624.7
4) Quite a bit like this6813.3
5) Very much like this132.5
Missing7 
TOTAL510100.0
519) To what degree do you think your church is like the following - This church strives to serve its community. It is active in supporting local social and human service programs. It encourages its members to get involved in community affairs and issues such as supporting schools, youth programs, food shelves, and housing for the elderly. Members and clergy are visible on community committees, and the church has a number of programs designed to help people get involved. Service to the community is a strong focus of its ministry. (SERVCOMM)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all like this418.0
2) A little like this13426.2
3) Somewhat like this14628.5
4) Quite a bit like this12724.8
5) Very much like this6412.5
Missing5 
TOTAL512100.0
520) To what degree do you think your church is like the following - This church seeks to bring God's liberation and freedom to all who are oppressed. It believes in moving beyond study and talk. It has several social action groups working actively to bring about social and political change. The pastor's sermons often deal with specific political and economic issues. Some of its people are active in projects designed to bring about a more just society. The church is often critical of our nation's international, economic, and military policies. (GODLIBRA)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all like this23145.4
2) A little like this17033.4
3) Somewhat like this6512.8
4) Quite a bit like this316.1
5) Very much like this122.4
Missing8 
TOTAL509100.0
521) In your seminary training, about how many courses in Christian education did you take? (SEMCOURS)
TOTAL%
1) None203.9
2) 18516.7
3) 211522.6
4) 311222.0
5) 46512.8
6) 5 or more9618.9
7) Did not go to seminary163.1
Missing8 
TOTAL509100.0
522) In the past 3 years, how many days of training and/or instruction specifically focused on Christian education have you had? (CHREDTR?)
TOTAL%
0) None14428.3
1) 16713.2
2) 27013.8
3) 3499.6
4) 4224.3
5) 5 or more15630.7
Missing9 
TOTAL508100.0
523) How much do you like doing Christian education for the following age group? - Ages 3-5. (XNED3-5)
TOTAL%
1) Do not like at all6713.3
2) Like a little14027.8
3) Like some12124.1
4) Like quite a bit10621.1
5) Like a great deal6913.7
Missing14 
TOTAL503100.0
524) How much do you like doing Christian education for the following age group? - Ages 6-12. (XNED6-12)
TOTAL%
1) Do not like at all204.0
2) Like a little8015.9
3) Like some16131.9
4) Like quite a bit15430.6
5) Like a great deal8917.7
Missing13 
TOTAL504100.0
525) How much do you like doing Christian education for the following age group? - Ages 13-15. (XNED1315)
TOTAL%
1) Do not like at all204.0
2) Like a little5410.8
3) Like some15230.4
4) Like quite a bit18136.2
5) Like a great deal9318.6
Missing17 
TOTAL500100.0
526) How much do you like doing Christian education for the following age group? - Ages 16-18. (XNED1618)
TOTAL%
1) Do not like at all153.0
2) Like a little499.9
3) Like some13126.4
4) Like quite a bit19739.6
5) Like a great deal10521.1
Missing20 
TOTAL497100.0
527) How much do you like doing Christian education for the following age group? - Young adults. (XNEDYADL)
TOTAL%
1) Do not like at all20.4
2) Like a little163.2
3) Like some6412.9
4) Like quite a bit19138.6
5) Like a great deal22244.8
Missing22 
TOTAL495100.0
528) How much do you like doing Christian education for the following age group? - Adults. (XNEDADLT)
TOTAL%
1) Do not like at all10.2
2) Like a little61.2
3) Like some336.5
4) Like quite a bit15130.0
5) Like a great deal31362.1
Missing13 
TOTAL504100.0
529) Do children who attend Sunday school also have the opportunity to attend worship services on the same Sunday? (KIDWRSHP)
TOTAL%
1) No102.0
2) Yes. They can attend worship services before and/or after church41381.8
3) Partially. We have our church school students attend part of the worship services.8216.2
Missing12 
TOTAL505100.0
530) Does your congregation have linkages to the following? - Another congregation, same denomination. (CONGLNK1)
TOTAL%
0) No35068.9
1) Yes15831.1
Missing9 
TOTAL508100.0
531) Does your congregation have linkages to the following? - Another congregation, other Protestant denomination. (CONGLNK2)
TOTAL%
0) No37273.2
1) Yes13626.8
Missing9 
TOTAL508100.0
532) Does your congregation have linkages to the following? - Catholic church. (CONGLNK3)
TOTAL%
0) No47493.3
1) Yes346.7
Missing9 
TOTAL508100.0
533) Does your congregation have linkages to the following? - Jewish synagogue. (CONGLNK4)
TOTAL%
0) No49597.4
1) Yes132.6
Missing9 
TOTAL508100.0
534) Does your congregation have linkages to the following? - A minority congregation. (CONGLNK5)
TOTAL%
0) No47693.7
1) Yes326.3
Missing9 
TOTAL508100.0
535) Does your congregation have linkages to the following? - A mission church. (CONGLNK6)
TOTAL%
0) No47393.1
1) Yes356.9
Missing9 
TOTAL508100.0
536) Does your congregation have linkages to the following? - An overseas church. (CONGLNK7)
TOTAL%
0) No49196.7
1) Yes173.3
Missing9 
TOTAL508100.0
537) Does your congregation have linkages to the following? - None of the above. (CONGLNK8)
TOTAL%
0) No25650.4
1) Yes25249.6
Missing9 
TOTAL508100.0
538) To what extent does your church use inclusive language in its worship services? (INCLANG)
TOTAL%
1) Never10119.9
2) Rarely8917.6
3) Occasionally13426.4
4) Frequently16131.8
5) Always224.3
Missing10 
TOTAL507100.0
539) Over the last year, how much emphasis has been given to the following in Sunday morning sermons? - Local social and political issues. (LOCISSUE)
TOTAL%
1) None8817.3
2) A little22544.2
3) Some15931.2
4) Quite a bit336.5
5) A great deal40.8
Missing8 
TOTAL509100.0
540) Over the last year, how much emphasis has been given to the following in Sunday morning sermons? - National social and political issues. (NATISSUE)
TOTAL%
1) None6512.7
2) A little21141.4
3) Some18135.5
4) Quite a bit5210.2
5) A great deal10.2
Missing7 
TOTAL510100.0
541) Over the last year, how much emphasis has been given to the following in Sunday morning sermons? - Teaching the Bible. (TEACHBIB)
TOTAL%
1) None30.6
2) A little102.0
3) Some7715.2
4) Quite a bit19037.5
5) A great deal22744.8
Missing10 
TOTAL507100.0
542) Over the last year, how much emphasis has been given to the following in Sunday morning sermons? - Church doctrine or theology. (GIVETHEO)
TOTAL%
1) None51.0
2) A little5310.4
3) Some17133.6
4) Quite a bit19438.1
5) A great deal8616.9
Missing8 
TOTAL509100.0
543) Over the last year, how much emphasis has been given to the following in Sunday morning sermons? - Christian values. (CHRVALUE)
TOTAL%
1) None10.2
2) A little91.8
3) Some418.1
4) Quite a bit23145.6
5) A great deal22544.4
Missing10 
TOTAL507100.0
544) How many hours a month do you spend in Christian education with the following age group? - Ages 6-12. (HRSW6-12)
TOTAL%
1) 0 hours20742.7
2) 1 hour12425.6
3) 2 hours5912.2
4) 3-5 hours6713.8
5) 6-10 hours234.7
6) 11 or more hours51.0
Missing32 
TOTAL485100.0
545) How many hours a month do you spend in Christian education with the following age group? - Ages 13-15. (HRSW1315)
TOTAL%
1) 0 hours13628.1
2) 1 hour5812.0
3) 2 hours5812.0
4) 3-5 hours12826.4
5) 6-10 hours7214.9
6) 11 or more hours326.6
Missing33 
TOTAL484100.0
546) How many hours a month do you spend in Christian education with the following age group? - Ages 16-18. (HRSW1618)
TOTAL%
1) 0 hours21846.0
2) 1 hour6714.1
3) 2 hours6213.1
4) 3-5 hours8718.4
5) 6-10 hours214.4
6) 11 or more hours194.0
Missing43 
TOTAL474100.0
547) How many hours a month do you spend in Christian education with the following age group? - Young adults. (HRSWYA)
TOTAL%
1) 0 hours21446.4
2) 1 hour4710.2
3) 2 hours4910.6
4) 3-5 hours8919.3
5) 6-10 hours357.6
6) 11 or more hours275.9
Missing56 
TOTAL461100.0
548) How many hours a month do you spend in Christian education with the following age group? - Adults. (HRSWADL)
TOTAL%
1) 0 hours438.6
2) 1 hour346.8
3) 2 hours397.8
4) 3-5 hours14529.1
5) 6-10 hours12625.3
6) 11 or more hours11222.4
Missing18 
TOTAL499100.0
549) Compared to five years ago, is the size of your church growing remaining steady, or decreasing? (SIZECONG)
TOTAL%
1) Decreasing significantly306.2
2) Decreasing a little9018.6
3) Remaining steady10822.3
4) Growing a little16433.8
5) Growing significantly9319.2
Missing32 
TOTAL485100.0
550) Of all the children grades K-6 affiliated with your church, about what percent would you estimate are active participants in Christian education? (ACTVK-6)
TOTAL%
1) 0%51.0
2) 10%214.1
3) 20%214.1
4) 30%336.5
5) 40%356.9
6) 50%5711.2
7) 60%7615.0
8) 70%8817.3
9) 80%9919.5
10) 90%5711.2
11) 100%163.1
Missing9 
TOTAL508100.0
551) Of all the 7th-9th graders affiliated with your church, about what percent would you estimate are active participants in Christian education? (ACTV7-9)
TOTAL%
1) 0%336.5
2) 10%285.6
3) 20%265.2
4) 30%479.3
5) 40%479.3
6) 50%6212.3
7) 60%479.3
8) 70%6112.1
9) 80%7915.7
10) 90%5110.1
11) 100%234.6
Missing13 
TOTAL504100.0
552) Of all the 10th-12th graders affiliated with your church, about what percent would you estimate are active participants in Christian education? (ACTV1012)
TOTAL%
1) 0%509.9
2) 10%7615.1
3) 20%6112.1
4) 30%7214.3
5) 40%418.2
6) 50%5711.3
7) 60%408.0
8) 70%387.6
9) 80%469.1
10) 90%173.4
11) 100%51.0
Missing14 
TOTAL503100.0
553) Of all the adults affiliated with your church, about what percent would you estimate are active participants in Christian education? (ACTVADLT)
TOTAL%
1) 0%91.8
2) 10%12624.8
3) 20%9418.5
4) 30%11021.7
5) 40%6112.0
6) 50%428.3
7) 60%275.3
8) 70%224.3
9) 80%102.0
10) 90%71.4
Missing9 
TOTAL508100.0
554) I-SEX: Are you male or female (for use with on-line analysis)? (I-SEX)
TOTAL%
1) Male47892.6
2) Female387.4
Missing1 
TOTAL516100.0
555) I-RACE: How do you describe yourself (recoded for use with on-line analysis)? (I-RACE)
TOTAL%
2) Black81.6
3) Latino/His51.0
4) White49395.9
5) Other81.6
Missing3 
TOTAL514100.0
556) 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) Single163.2
2) Married41081.8
3) Divorced6112.2
4) Widowed91.8
5) Other51.0
Missing16 
TOTAL501100.0
557) 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) <$16,000418.2
2) $16001-25K13025.9
3) $25001-38K17334.5
4) $38001-75K15029.9
5) >$75,00071.4
Missing16 
TOTAL501100.0
558) 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) < College112.2
2) College316.3
3) Grad degree45091.5
Missing25 
TOTAL492100.0