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

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All frequencies are raw numbers (no weights used).
1) Type of Respondent (WHO)
TOTAL%
2) Teacher3466100.0
TOTAL3466100.0
2) Denomination (DENOM)
TOTAL%
1) Disciples of Christ58316.8
2) Evangelical Lutheran Church in America75221.7
3) Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)61017.6
4) Southern Baptist Convention42012.1
5) United Church of Christ58216.8
6) United Methodist Church51915.0
TOTAL3466100.0
3) Congregation ID (CID)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL34663408.1631702
4) Respondent ID (SERID)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL34665545.2663189
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 emphasis862.5
2) Small emphasis66319.3
3) Some emphasis152244.2
4) Strong emphasis90026.2
5) Very strong emphasis2697.8
Missing26 
TOTAL3440100.0
6) How much emphasis do you think your church puts on the following - Supporting missionary work. (EMPMISSN)
TOTAL%
1) No emphasis972.8
2) Small emphasis55516.2
3) Some emphasis129437.7
4) Strong emphasis108831.7
5) Very strong emphasis40211.7
Missing30 
TOTAL3436100.0
7) How much emphasis do you think your church puts on the following - Teaching the Bible. (EMPBIBLE)
TOTAL%
1) No emphasis300.9
2) Small emphasis2908.5
3) Some emphasis96728.3
4) Strong emphasis130438.1
5) Very strong emphasis83224.3
Missing43 
TOTAL3423100.0
8) How much emphasis do you think your church puts on the following - Supporting members in times of personal crisis. (EMPMBRS)
TOTAL%
1) No emphasis391.1
2) Small emphasis1684.9
3) Some emphasis61517.9
4) Strong emphasis136639.7
5) Very strong emphasis125236.4
Missing26 
TOTAL3440100.0
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 emphasis1965.7
2) Small emphasis82424.0
3) Some emphasis138040.2
4) Strong emphasis72621.2
5) Very strong emphasis3068.9
Missing34 
TOTAL3432100.0
10) How much emphasis do you think your church puts on the following - Providing members with love, support, and friendship. (EMPPROV)
TOTAL%
1) No emphasis381.1
2) Small emphasis1614.7
3) Some emphasis73721.4
4) Strong emphasis140740.9
5) Very strong emphasis109731.9
Missing26 
TOTAL3440100.0
11) How much emphasis do you think your church puts on the following - Reaching out to the poor and hungry. (EMPREACH)
TOTAL%
1) No emphasis461.3
2) Small emphasis46713.6
3) Some emphasis132838.7
4) Strong emphasis119034.7
5) Very strong emphasis39911.6
Missing36 
TOTAL3430100.0
12) How much emphasis do you think your church puts on the following - Encouraging personal commitment to Jesus. (EMPJESUS)
TOTAL%
1) No emphasis802.3
2) Small emphasis52115.2
3) Some emphasis114633.5
4) Strong emphasis111832.6
5) Very strong emphasis56016.4
Missing41 
TOTAL3425100.0
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 emphasis2958.6
2) Small emphasis118834.7
3) Some emphasis127837.3
4) Strong emphasis53015.5
5) Very strong emphasis1313.8
Missing44 
TOTAL3422100.0
14) How much emphasis do you think your church puts on the following - Providing meaningful and uplifting worship experiences. (EMPWRSHP)
TOTAL%
1) No emphasis531.5
2) Small emphasis2687.8
3) Some emphasis89025.9
4) Strong emphasis144642.1
5) Very strong emphasis77522.6
Missing34 
TOTAL3432100.0
15) How much emphasis do you think your church puts on the following - Music. (EMPMUSIC)
TOTAL%
1) No emphasis702.1
2) Small emphasis2467.2
3) Some emphasis85825.3
4) Strong emphasis133939.4
5) Very strong emphasis88326.0
Missing70 
TOTAL3396100.0
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 emphasis2397.0
2) Small emphasis77622.7
3) Some emphasis149243.6
4) Strong emphasis73821.6
5) Very strong emphasis1765.1
Missing45 
TOTAL3421100.0
17) How much emphasis do you think your church puts on the following - Giving members answers to moral questions. (EMPMORAL)
TOTAL%
1) No emphasis1765.2
2) Small emphasis79823.4
3) Some emphasis152344.7
4) Strong emphasis73621.6
5) Very strong emphasis1735.1
Missing60 
TOTAL3406100.0
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 emphasis1063.1
2) Small emphasis63018.4
3) Some emphasis146242.6
4) Strong emphasis98128.6
5) Very strong emphasis2527.3
Missing35 
TOTAL3431100.0
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 emphasis762.2
2) Small emphasis46713.6
3) Some emphasis150143.7
4) Strong emphasis106731.1
5) Very strong emphasis3219.4
Missing34 
TOTAL3432100.0
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 emphasis421.2
2) Small emphasis2667.7
3) Some emphasis99629.0
4) Strong emphasis149543.5
5) Very strong emphasis63418.5
Missing33 
TOTAL3433100.0
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 emphasis61517.9
2) Small emphasis128937.6
3) Some emphasis108031.5
4) Strong emphasis34810.2
5) Very strong emphasis952.8
Missing39 
TOTAL3427100.0
22) How much emphasis do you think your church puts on the following - Discussing national and international issues. (EMPISSUE)
TOTAL%
1) No emphasis61317.9
2) Small emphasis138040.3
3) Some emphasis106231.0
4) Strong emphasis3048.9
5) Very strong emphasis672.0
Missing40 
TOTAL3426100.0
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 emphasis74221.7
2) Small emphasis140040.9
3) Some emphasis92627.1
4) Strong emphasis2697.9
5) Very strong emphasis822.4
Missing47 
TOTAL3419100.0
24) How much emphasis do you think your church puts on the following - Providing excellent Christian education for children. (EMPCECUD)
TOTAL%
1) No emphasis702.0
2) Small emphasis3289.6
3) Some emphasis94827.6
4) Strong emphasis143941.9
5) Very strong emphasis64818.9
Missing33 
TOTAL3433100.0
25) How much emphasis do you think your church puts on the following - Providing excellent Christian education for teenagers. (EMPTEDUC)
TOTAL%
1) No emphasis1594.6
2) Small emphasis52415.3
3) Some emphasis109932.0
4) Strong emphasis115633.7
5) Very strong emphasis49414.4
Missing34 
TOTAL3432100.0
26) How much emphasis do you think your church puts on the following - Providing excellent Christian education for adults. (EMPAEDUC)
TOTAL%
1) No emphasis1143.3
2) Small emphasis36910.8
3) Some emphasis109231.8
4) Strong emphasis133538.9
5) Very strong emphasis52015.2
Missing36 
TOTAL3430100.0
27) Which of the following best describes your commitment to Jesus Christ? (COMMITMT)
TOTAL%
1) I am not committed to Christ.90.3
2) I am not sure if I am committed to Christ.1283.7
3) I committed my life to Christ at a specific moment in my life.44112.9
4) My commitment to Christ developed gradually over a period of time.160046.7
5) I've been committed to Christ since I was a young child.124636.4
Missing42 
TOTAL3424100.0
28) Do you believe the following statement about God - God is loving. (BLVLOVNG)
TOTAL%
0) No531.5
1) Yes339598.5
Missing18 
TOTAL3448100.0
29) Do you believe the following statement about God - God is aware of everything I think and do. (BLVAWARE)
TOTAL%
0) No35510.3
1) Yes309389.7
Missing18 
TOTAL3448100.0
30) Do you believe the following statement about God - God punishes those who do wrong. (BLVPUNSH)
TOTAL%
0) No248772.1
1) Yes96127.9
Missing18 
TOTAL3448100.0
31) Do you believe the following statement about God - God is strict. (BLVSTRCT)
TOTAL%
0) No247971.9
1) Yes96928.1
Missing18 
TOTAL3448100.0
32) Do you believe the following statement about God - God accepts me as I am. (BLVIAM)
TOTAL%
0) No37010.7
1) Yes307889.3
Missing18 
TOTAL3448100.0
33) Do you believe the following statement about God - God has a plan for my life. (BLVPLAN)
TOTAL%
0) No67419.5
1) Yes277480.5
Missing18 
TOTAL3448100.0
34) Do you believe the following statement about God - God is judging. (BLVJUDG)
TOTAL%
0) No201658.5
1) Yes143241.5
Missing18 
TOTAL3448100.0
35) Do you believe the following statement about God - God decides everything I do. (BLVIDO)
TOTAL%
0) No315991.6
1) Yes2898.4
Missing18 
TOTAL3448100.0
36) Do you believe the following statement about God - God is mysterious. (BLVMSTRY)
TOTAL%
0) No210060.9
1) Yes134839.1
Missing18 
TOTAL3448100.0
37) Do you believe the following statement about God - God is forgiving. (BLV4GIV)
TOTAL%
0) No521.5
1) Yes339698.5
Missing18 
TOTAL3448100.0
38) Are you male or female? (SEX)
TOTAL%
1) Male79723.2
2) Female263376.8
Missing36 
TOTAL3430100.0
39) How important is religious faith in your life? (FAITHIMP)
TOTAL%
1) It is the most important influence in my life.117134.5
2) It is a very important influence in my life.139541.1
3) It is an important influence, but other things are also important in my life.74722.0
4) It has some influence in my life.762.2
5) It is not an important influence in my life.50.1
Missing72 
TOTAL3394100.0
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) 060317.6
1) 140311.7
2) 260717.7
3) 368820.0
4) 447313.8
5) 566119.2
Missing31 
TOTAL3435100.0
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) Never106931.4
2) Once63418.6
3) 2-5 times101229.8
4) 6-9 times2226.5
5) 10 times or more46313.6
Missing66 
TOTAL3400100.0
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) Never49114.4
2) Once43012.6
3) 2-5 times122135.8
4) 6-9 times45213.3
5) 10 times or more81623.9
Missing56 
TOTAL3410100.0
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) Never231769.2
2) Once45913.7
3) 2-5 times37811.3
4) 6-9 times832.5
5) 10 times or more1113.3
Missing118 
TOTAL3348100.0
44) How often have you done the following in the past year - Clearly felt the presence of God in your life. (FEELGOD)
TOTAL%
1) Never1343.9
2) Once2025.9
3) 2-5 times77622.7
4) 6-9 times41412.1
5) 10 times or more188955.3
Missing51 
TOTAL3415100.0
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 hours169249.6
2) 1-2 hours85525.1
3) 3-5 hours46613.7
4) 6-9 hours1404.1
5) 10 hours or more2577.5
Missing56 
TOTAL3410100.0
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 hours108732.0
2) 1-2 hours62418.4
3) 3-5 hours67619.9
4) 6-9 hours33910.0
5) 10 hours or more67219.8
Missing68 
TOTAL3398100.0
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 hours44013.0
2) 1-2 hours122336.0
3) 3-5 hours93027.4
4) 6-9 hours37511.0
5) 10 hours or more42712.6
Missing71 
TOTAL3395100.0
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 hours272880.9
2) 1-2 hours39511.7
3) 3-5 hours1434.2
4) 6-9 hours531.6
5) 10 hours or more541.6
Missing93 
TOTAL3373100.0
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 hours174451.4
2) 1-2 hours64419.0
3) 3-5 hours42112.4
4) 6-9 hours2156.3
5) 10 hours or more36810.8
Missing74 
TOTAL3392100.0
50) How many hours have you done the following in the past 30 days - Been involved in personal growth activities. (HRSGRWTH)
TOTAL%
1) 0 hours148343.7
2) 1-2 hours65319.3
3) 3-5 hours48914.4
4) 6-9 hours2667.8
5) 10 hours or more50114.8
Missing74 
TOTAL3392100.0
51) How often do you do the following - Pray or meditate, other than at church or before meals. (YOUPRAY)
TOTAL%
1) Never631.8
2) Less than once a month1283.7
3) About once a month1023.0
4) 2 or 3 times a month2196.4
5) About once a week3369.8
6) Several times a week99028.7
7) Once a day or more160746.6
Missing21 
TOTAL3445100.0
52) How often do you do the following - Watch religious programs on television. (YOUWATCH)
TOTAL%
1) Never134039.0
2) Less than once a month92727.0
3) About once a month36910.7
4) 2 or 3 times a month2928.5
5) About once a week3259.5
6) Several times a week1333.9
7) Once a day or more511.5
Missing29 
TOTAL3437100.0
53) How often do you do the following - Listen to religious programs on the radio. (YOULSTEN)
TOTAL%
1) Never170149.8
2) Less than once a month57416.8
3) About once a month2266.6
4) 2 or 3 times a month2226.5
5) About once a week2838.3
6) Several times a week2216.5
7) Once a day or more1915.6
Missing48 
TOTAL3418100.0
54) How often do you do the following - Read the Bible when you are alone. (YOUBIBLE)
TOTAL%
1) Never40211.7
2) Less than once a month53515.6
3) About once a month3239.4
4) 2 or 3 times a month37911.0
5) About once a week62618.2
6) Several times a week64018.6
7) Once a day or more53415.5
Missing27 
TOTAL3439100.0
55) How often do you do the following - Read religious magazines, newspapers, or books other than the Bible. (YOUREAD)
TOTAL%
1) Never42912.5
2) Less than once a month49214.3
3) About once a month61417.9
4) 2 or 3 times a month51915.1
5) About once a week63118.3
6) Several times a week50514.7
7) Once a day or more2497.2
Missing27 
TOTAL3439100.0
56) How much money did you contribute to the following in 1987 - To my church. (GIVCHRCH)
TOTAL%
1) $0190.6
2) $1-$501634.7
3) $51-$1002005.8
4) $101-$50091526.6
5) $501-$1,00077922.7
6) $1,001-$2,00075422.0
7) More than $2,00060417.6
Missing32 
TOTAL3434100.0
57) How much money did you contribute to the following in 1987 - To other religious groups or religious organizations. (GIVREL)
TOTAL%
1) $0153945.4
2) $1-$50107131.6
3) $51-$10034610.2
4) $101-$5002958.7
5) $501-$1,000802.4
6) $1,001-$2,000391.1
7) More than $2,000230.7
Missing73 
TOTAL3393100.0
58) How much money did you contribute to the following in 1987 - To a TV evangelist. (GIVEVANG)
TOTAL%
1) $0317394.4
2) $1-$501113.3
3) $51-$100260.8
4) $101-$500351.0
5) $501-$1,000110.3
6) $1,001-$2,00030.1
7) More than $2,00030.1
Missing104 
TOTAL3362100.0
59) How much money did you contribute to the following in 1987 - To charities or social service organizations. (GIVCHAR)
TOTAL%
1) $040611.9
2) $1-$50137040.2
3) $51-$10069020.2
4) $101-$50073121.4
5) $501-$1,0001323.9
6) $1,001-$2,000501.5
7) More than $2,000320.9
Missing55 
TOTAL3411100.0
60) How much money did you contribute to the following in 1987 - To peace or social justice groups. (GIVPEACE)
TOTAL%
1) $0266479.2
2) $1-$5050515.0
3) $51-$1001073.2
4) $101-$500752.2
5) $501-$1,00060.2
6) $1,001-$2,00050.1
Missing104 
TOTAL3362100.0
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 disagree1012.9
2) I tend to disagree2818.2
3) I'm not sure34910.2
4) I tend to agree108031.4
5) I definitely agree162747.3
Missing28 
TOTAL3438100.0
62) How much do you agree or disagree with the following statement - Human nature is basically good. (WEBGOOD)
TOTAL%
1) I definitely disagree3279.6
2) I tend to disagree34810.2
3) I'm not sure38511.3
4) I tend to agree169349.6
5) I definitely agree65819.3
Missing55 
TOTAL3411100.0
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 disagree134639.3
2) I tend to disagree127937.4
3) I'm not sure41912.2
4) I tend to agree3008.8
5) I definitely agree802.3
Missing42 
TOTAL3424100.0
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 disagree47613.9
2) I tend to disagree36010.5
3) I'm not sure122836.0
4) I tend to agree86525.3
5) I definitely agree48614.2
Missing51 
TOTAL3415100.0
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 disagree153344.7
2) I tend to disagree136139.7
3) I'm not sure34310.0
4) I tend to agree1484.3
5) I definitely agree471.4
Missing34 
TOTAL3432100.0
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 disagree2848.4
2) I tend to disagree72921.5
3) I'm not sure91827.1
4) I tend to agree103830.7
5) I definitely agree41712.3
Missing80 
TOTAL3386100.0
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 disagree310.9
2) I tend to disagree1083.1
3) I'm not sure40311.7
4) I tend to agree134439.1
5) I definitely agree155345.2
Missing27 
TOTAL3439100.0
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 disagree72621.2
2) I tend to disagree109531.9
3) I'm not sure69720.3
4) I tend to agree60717.7
5) I definitely agree3038.8
Missing38 
TOTAL3428100.0
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 disagree491.4
2) I tend to disagree1835.3
3) I'm not sure70720.6
4) I tend to agree172350.2
5) I definitely agree77122.5
Missing33 
TOTAL3433100.0
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 disagree75321.9
2) I tend to disagree80623.5
3) I'm not sure50314.7
4) I tend to agree61718.0
5) I definitely agree75422.0
Missing33 
TOTAL3433100.0
71) How much do you agree or disagree with the following statement - I believe in reincarnation. (REINCARN)
TOTAL%
1) I definitely disagree206060.1
2) I tend to disagree54515.9
3) I'm not sure59417.3
4) I tend to agree1414.1
5) I definitely agree852.5
Missing41 
TOTAL3425100.0
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 disagree47313.9
2) I tend to disagree143642.1
3) I'm not sure54516.0
4) I tend to agree76622.4
5) I definitely agree1945.7
Missing52 
TOTAL3414100.0
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 disagree86625.4
2) I tend to disagree83324.4
3) I'm not sure84124.6
4) I tend to agree68320.0
5) I definitely agree1915.6
Missing52 
TOTAL3414100.0
74) How much do you agree or disagree with the following statement - I believe in astrology. (ASTROLGY)
TOTAL%
1) I definitely disagree203260.1
2) I tend to disagree56216.6
3) I'm not sure54816.2
4) I tend to agree1775.2
5) I definitely agree621.8
Missing85 
TOTAL3381100.0
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 disagree83224.3
2) I tend to disagree76222.3
3) I'm not sure111132.5
4) I tend to agree54115.8
5) I definitely agree1745.1
Missing46 
TOTAL3420100.0
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 disagree1715.0
2) I tend to disagree35210.3
3) I'm not sure100729.5
4) I tend to agree147743.3
5) I definitely agree40311.8
Missing56 
TOTAL3410100.0
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 disagree230.7
2) I tend to disagree331.0
3) I'm not sure2236.5
4) I tend to agree105830.9
5) I definitely agree209261.0
Missing37 
TOTAL3429100.0
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 disagree2838.2
2) I tend to disagree60017.5
3) I'm not sure85624.9
4) I tend to agree94527.5
5) I definitely agree75121.9
Missing31 
TOTAL3435100.0
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 disagree73921.7
2) I tend to disagree69420.4
3) I'm not sure102130.0
4) I tend to agree70120.6
5) I definitely agree2507.3
Missing61 
TOTAL3405100.0
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 disagree77722.7
2) I tend to disagree136439.9
3) I'm not sure68720.1
4) I tend to agree48014.0
5) I definitely agree1123.3
Missing46 
TOTAL3420100.0
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 disagree180252.6
2) I tend to disagree67719.7
3) I'm not sure53315.5
4) I tend to agree2467.2
5) I definitely agree1705.0
Missing38 
TOTAL3428100.0
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 disagree722.1
2) I tend to disagree1434.2
3) I'm not sure2988.7
4) I tend to agree149543.6
5) I definitely agree142241.5
Missing36 
TOTAL3430100.0
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 disagree46613.6
2) I tend to disagree59317.3
3) I'm not sure42412.4
4) I tend to agree127837.4
5) I definitely agree65819.2
Missing47 
TOTAL3419100.0
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 disagree180152.6
2) I tend to disagree75922.1
3) I'm not sure60917.8
4) I tend to agree1975.7
5) I definitely agree611.8
Missing39 
TOTAL3427100.0
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 disagree88926.0
2) I tend to disagree114933.6
3) I'm not sure45413.3
4) I tend to agree63118.4
5) I definitely agree2998.7
Missing44 
TOTAL3422100.0
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 right290.8
2) Often right1374.0
3) Not sure3389.8
4) Often wrong135139.3
5) Always wrong158346.0
Missing28 
TOTAL3438100.0
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 right992.9
2) Often right2778.1
3) Not sure95927.9
4) Often wrong120735.1
5) Always wrong89226.0
Missing32 
TOTAL3434100.0
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 right1775.2
2) Often right109131.8
3) Not sure103330.1
4) Often wrong54715.9
5) Always wrong58617.1
Missing32 
TOTAL3434100.0
89) How right or wrong is the following statement - Sexual intercourse by two unmarried adults who love each other. (PREMARSX)
TOTAL%
1) Always right812.4
2) Often right75722.0
3) Not sure59217.2
4) Often wrong70320.5
5) Always wrong130137.9
Missing32 
TOTAL3434100.0
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 right331.0
2) Often right732.1
3) Not sure972.8
4) Often wrong90426.3
5) Always wrong232967.8
Missing30 
TOTAL3436100.0
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 right1153.4
2) Often right2467.2
3) Not sure95127.8
4) Often wrong59117.3
5) Always wrong151844.4
Missing45 
TOTAL3421100.0
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 right36210.6
2) Often right144642.2
3) Not sure83124.2
4) Often wrong61918.1
5) Always wrong1694.9
Missing39 
TOTAL3427100.0
93) How right or wrong is the following statement - Sending U.S. military aid to Central America to fight communism. (NOCOMMUN)
TOTAL%
1) Always right2637.7
2) Often right112332.7
3) Not sure108131.5
4) Often wrong65719.1
5) Always wrong3139.1
Missing29 
TOTAL3437100.0
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 right320.9
2) Often right1424.1
3) Not sure2737.9
4) Often wrong96728.1
5) Always wrong202258.8
Missing30 
TOTAL3436100.0
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 right842.4
2) Often right3139.1
3) Not sure56616.5
4) Often wrong37010.8
5) Always wrong210161.2
Missing32 
TOTAL3434100.0
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 right156745.7
2) Often right103130.0
3) Not sure2116.1
4) Often wrong2306.7
5) Always wrong39311.5
Missing34 
TOTAL3432100.0
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 right99929.2
2) Often right102229.9
3) Not sure93627.3
4) Often wrong3149.2
5) Always wrong1524.4
Missing43 
TOTAL3423100.0
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 true541.6
2) Rarely true1845.3
3) True once in a while40511.8
4) Sometimes true78822.9
5) Often true112132.6
6) Almost always true51615.0
7) Always true37310.8
Missing25 
TOTAL3441100.0
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 true190.6
2) Rarely true130.4
3) True once in a while140.4
4) Sometimes true341.0
5) Often true491.4
6) Almost always true1213.5
7) Always true319692.7
Missing20 
TOTAL3446100.0
100) How true is the following statement - My faith shapes how I think and act each and every day. (DAILYFTH)
TOTAL%
1) Never true80.2
2) Rarely true240.7
3) True once in a while561.6
4) Sometimes true3018.7
5) Often true79723.1
6) Almost always true111132.2
7) Always true115433.4
Missing15 
TOTAL3451100.0
101) How true is the following statement - I help others with their religious questions and struggles. (RELQUEST)
TOTAL%
1) Never true531.5
2) Rarely true3008.7
3) True once in a while56416.4
4) Sometimes true86625.2
5) Often true81523.7
6) Almost always true47213.7
7) Always true36410.6
Missing32 
TOTAL3434100.0
102) How true is the following statement - I tend to be critical of other people. (CRITICAL)
TOTAL%
1) Never true501.5
2) Rarely true40211.7
3) True once in a while85624.9
4) Sometimes true121435.3
5) Often true72121.0
6) Almost always true1444.2
7) Always true521.5
Missing27 
TOTAL3439100.0
103) How true is the following statement - In my free time, I help people who have problems or needs. (GIVENEED)
TOTAL%
1) Never true511.5
2) Rarely true37610.9
3) True once in a while87125.3
4) Sometimes true97028.2
5) Often true70620.5
6) Almost always true3048.8
7) Always true1624.7
Missing26 
TOTAL3440100.0
104) How true is the following statement - My faith helps me know right from wrong. (FAITHHLP)
TOTAL%
1) Never true100.3
2) Rarely true210.6
3) True once in a while491.4
4) Sometimes true2066.0
5) Often true58116.8
6) Almost always true118734.4
7) Always true139640.5
Missing16 
TOTAL3450100.0
105) How true is the following statement - I do things to help protect the environment. (ENVIRONS)
TOTAL%
1) Never true431.3
2) Rarely true1464.3
3) True once in a while3279.5
4) Sometimes true67919.8
5) Often true94727.6
6) Almost always true91926.8
7) Always true37310.9
Missing32 
TOTAL3434100.0
106) How true is the following statement - I devote time to reading and studying the Bible. (TIMEBIBL)
TOTAL%
1) Never true1043.0
2) Rarely true47513.8
3) True once in a while61817.9
4) Sometimes true63018.3
5) Often true62018.0
6) Almost always true44913.0
7) Always true54815.9
Missing22 
TOTAL3444100.0
107) How true is the following statement - I have a hard time accepting myself. (KNOWME)
TOTAL%
1) Never true3109.0
2) Rarely true87025.3
3) True once in a while68419.9
4) Sometimes true82524.0
5) Often true49114.3
6) Almost always true1684.9
7) Always true852.5
Missing33 
TOTAL3433100.0
108) How true is the following statement - Every day I see evidence that God is active in the world. (GODLIVES)
TOTAL%
1) Never true90.3
2) Rarely true270.8
3) True once in a while1223.5
4) Sometimes true2437.1
5) Often true58517.0
6) Almost always true77322.5
7) Always true168248.9
Missing25 
TOTAL3441100.0
109) How true is the following statement - I take excellent care of my physical health. (GOODHLTH)
TOTAL%
1) Never true100.3
2) Rarely true1163.4
3) True once in a while3269.5
4) Sometimes true79423.1
5) Often true98028.5
6) Almost always true96328.0
7) Always true2547.4
Missing23 
TOTAL3443100.0
110) How true is the following statement - I am active in efforts to promote social justice. (SOCJUSTC)
TOTAL%
1) Never true59617.4
2) Rarely true110532.3
3) True once in a while77722.7
4) Sometimes true53815.7
5) Often true2417.0
6) Almost always true1103.2
7) Always true581.7
Missing41 
TOTAL3425100.0
111) How true is the following statement - I seek out opportunities to help me grow spiritually. (SPIRGROW)
TOTAL%
1) Never true431.3
2) Rarely true2527.3
3) True once in a while53915.7
4) Sometimes true79023.0
5) Often true88125.6
6) Almost always true60517.6
7) Always true3279.5
Missing29 
TOTAL3437100.0
112) How true is the following statement - I take time for periods of prayer or meditation. (DLYPRAY)
TOTAL%
1) Never true702.0
2) Rarely true3018.7
3) True once in a while48314.0
4) Sometimes true60317.5
5) Often true75121.8
6) Almost always true66019.2
7) Always true57516.7
Missing23 
TOTAL3443100.0
113) How true is the following statement - I am active in efforts to promote world peace. (WRLDPEAC)
TOTAL%
1) Never true102629.9
2) Rarely true114233.3
3) True once in a while62018.1
4) Sometimes true3279.5
5) Often true1725.0
6) Almost always true832.4
7) Always true631.8
Missing33 
TOTAL3433100.0
114) How true is the following statement - I accept people whose religious beliefs are different from mine. (DIFFBLFS)
TOTAL%
1) Never true130.4
2) Rarely true240.7
3) True once in a while491.4
4) Sometimes true1995.8
5) Often true61217.8
6) Almost always true147742.9
7) Always true106531.0
Missing27 
TOTAL3439100.0
115) How true is the following statement - I feel a deep sense of responsibility for reducing pain and suffering in the world. (STOPPAIN)
TOTAL%
1) Never true611.8
2) Rarely true40811.9
3) True once in a while62018.1
4) Sometimes true88725.8
5) Often true76722.3
6) Almost always true44412.9
7) Always true2467.2
Missing33 
TOTAL3433100.0
116) How true is the following statement - As I grow older, my understanding of God changes. (GODCHNGS)
TOTAL%
1) Never true962.8
2) Rarely true1243.6
3) True once in a while1534.5
4) Sometimes true49514.5
5) Often true97428.5
6) Almost always true85525.0
7) Always true72321.1
Missing46 
TOTAL3420100.0
117) How true is the following statement - I feel overwhelmed by all the responsibilities and obligations I have. (OVERWHLM)
TOTAL%
1) Never true712.1
2) Rarely true34110.0
3) True once in a while59317.3
4) Sometimes true108331.6
5) Often true79823.3
6) Almost always true3289.6
7) Always true2096.1
Missing43 
TOTAL3423100.0
118) How true is the following statement - I give significant portions of time and money to help other people. (GIVETIME)
TOTAL%
1) Never true661.9
2) Rarely true41312.1
3) True once in a while69320.3
4) Sometimes true83724.5
5) Often true84824.8
6) Almost always true39811.6
7) Always true1654.8
Missing46 
TOTAL3420100.0
119) How true is the following statement - I speak out for equality for women and minorities. (EQUALITY)
TOTAL%
1) Never true38211.2
2) Rarely true75222.1
3) True once in a while70120.6
4) Sometimes true59317.4
5) Often true49914.6
6) Almost always true2938.6
7) Always true1885.5
Missing58 
TOTAL3408100.0
120) How true is the following statement - I feel God's presence in my relationships with other people. (GODSPRSN)
TOTAL%
1) Never true300.9
2) Rarely true1273.7
3) True once in a while2898.4
4) Sometimes true75021.9
5) Often true102530.0
6) Almost always true74321.7
7) Always true45713.4
Missing45 
TOTAL3421100.0
121) How true is the following statement - My life is filled with meaning and purpose. (LIFEPURP)
TOTAL%
1) Never true70.2
2) Rarely true451.3
3) True once in a while1694.9
4) Sometimes true49714.5
5) Often true89626.2
6) Almost always true115733.8
7) Always true64819.0
Missing47 
TOTAL3419100.0
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 true35110.3
2) Rarely true67419.7
3) True once in a while72021.1
4) Sometimes true95227.9
5) Often true42512.4
6) Almost always true1484.3
7) Always true1484.3
Missing48 
TOTAL3418100.0
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 true77122.7
2) Rarely true2517.4
3) True once in a while1755.2
4) Sometimes true3109.1
5) Often true42812.6
6) Almost always true51815.2
7) Always true94527.8
Missing68 
TOTAL3398100.0
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 true932.7
2) Rarely true1735.1
3) True once in a while3089.0
4) Sometimes true57416.8
5) Often true77522.7
6) Almost always true101929.8
7) Always true47313.9
Missing51 
TOTAL3415100.0
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 true310.9
2) Rarely true2356.9
3) True once in a while56116.5
4) Sometimes true72221.2
5) Often true86725.4
6) Almost always true50714.9
7) Always true48714.3
Missing56 
TOTAL3410100.0
126) How true is the following statement - I try to apply my faith to political and social issues. (APPLYFTH)
TOTAL%
1) Never true2046.0
2) Rarely true38911.4
3) True once in a while42012.3
4) Sometimes true62818.5
5) Often true77622.8
6) Almost always true65619.3
7) Always true3299.7
Missing64 
TOTAL3402100.0
127) How true is the following statement - My life is committed to Jesus Christ. (MYJESUS)
TOTAL%
1) Never true180.5
2) Rarely true551.6
3) True once in a while1233.6
4) Sometimes true3369.8
5) Often true55116.1
6) Almost always true92827.2
7) Always true140441.1
Missing51 
TOTAL3415100.0
128) How true is the following statement - I talk with other people about my faith. (TALKFTH)
TOTAL%
1) Never true491.4
2) Rarely true2427.1
3) True once in a while42612.5
4) Sometimes true68119.9
5) Often true81423.8
6) Almost always true65819.2
7) Always true55116.1
Missing45 
TOTAL3421100.0
129) How true is the following statement - My life is filled with stress and anxiety. (MYSTRESS)
TOTAL%
1) Never true892.6
2) Rarely true55216.1
3) True once in a while81523.8
4) Sometimes true90626.4
5) Often true66219.3
6) Almost always true2677.8
7) Always true1374.0
Missing38 
TOTAL3428100.0
130) How true is the following statement - I go out of my way to show love to people I meet. (SHOWLOVE)
TOTAL%
1) Never true130.4
2) Rarely true1313.8
3) True once in a while44813.1
4) Sometimes true91926.9
5) Often true105430.9
6) Almost always true62518.3
7) Always true2246.6
Missing52 
TOTAL3414100.0
131) How true is the following statement - I have a real sense that God is guiding me. (GODGUIDE)
TOTAL%
1) Never true200.6
2) Rarely true932.7
3) True once in a while2798.2
4) Sometimes true51815.1
5) Often true85625.0
6) Almost always true95327.9
7) Always true70220.5
Missing45 
TOTAL3421100.0
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 true37711.1
2) Rarely true58917.4
3) True once in a while53215.7
4) Sometimes true73921.8
5) Often true49414.6
6) Almost always true36810.9
7) Always true2908.6
Missing77 
TOTAL3389100.0
133) How true is the following statement - I like to worship and pray with others. (WRSHPOTH)
TOTAL%
1) Never true130.4
2) Rarely true501.5
3) True once in a while1243.6
4) Sometimes true2908.5
5) Often true62018.2
6) Almost always true107531.5
7) Always true124136.4
Missing53 
TOTAL3413100.0
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 true320.9
2) Rarely true1002.9
3) True once in a while2015.9
4) Sometimes true49814.7
5) Often true75922.3
6) Almost always true84224.8
7) Always true96728.4
Missing67 
TOTAL3399100.0
135) How true is the following statement - I am spiritually moved by the beauty of God's creations. (BEAUTY)
TOTAL%
1) Never true60.2
2) Rarely true130.4
3) True once in a while441.3
4) Sometimes true1213.5
5) Often true38811.3
6) Almost always true74321.6
7) Always true211961.7
Missing32 
TOTAL3434100.0
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.90126.8
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.174552.0
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.61518.3
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 in the human experience.842.5
5) The Bible contains no more truth or wisdom tan do the religious books of other world religions.110.3
Missing110 
TOTAL3356100.0
137) How true is the following statement about the church you attend? - It feels warm. (CHWARM)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all true270.8
2) Slightly true1815.3
3) Somewhat true68820.0
4) Quite true145042.2
5) Very true109431.8
Missing26 
TOTAL3440100.0
138) How true is the following statement about the church you attend? - I learn a lot. (CHLEARN)
TOTAL%
1) Never true411.2
2) Rarely true2988.7
3) True once in a while102129.8
4) Sometimes true133438.9
5) Often true73321.4
Missing39 
TOTAL3427100.0
139) How true is the following statement about the church you attend? - It accepts people who are different. (CHPEOPLE)
TOTAL%
1) Never true792.3
2) Rarely true35010.3
3) True once in a while91526.9
4) Sometimes true116934.3
5) Often true89226.2
Missing61 
TOTAL3405100.0
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 true1795.2
2) Rarely true80823.6
3) True once in a while139640.8
4) Sometimes true80423.5
5) Often true2366.9
Missing43 
TOTAL3423100.0
141) How true is the following statement about the church you attend? - It is friendly. (CHFRNDLY)
TOTAL%
1) Never true200.6
2) Rarely true1364.0
3) True once in a while53916.0
4) Sometimes true134339.8
5) Often true133539.6
Missing93 
TOTAL3373100.0
142) How true is the following statement about the church you attend? - It challenges my thinking. (CHLLTHNK)
TOTAL%
1) Never true1063.1
2) Rarely true44513.2
3) True once in a while125637.3
4) Sometimes true109032.4
5) Often true46913.9
Missing100 
TOTAL3366100.0
143) How true is the following statement about the church you attend? - It encourages me to ask questions. (CHQUESTN)
TOTAL%
1) Never true1474.4
2) Rarely true57517.2
3) True once in a while116634.8
4) Sometimes true98129.3
5) Often true48314.4
Missing114 
TOTAL3352100.0
144) How true is the following statement about the church you attend? - It is boring. (CHBORING)
TOTAL%
1) Never true194658.1
2) Rarely true87926.2
3) True once in a while41812.5
4) Sometimes true762.3
5) Often true321.0
Missing115 
TOTAL3351100.0
145) How true is the following statement about the church you attend? - Strangers feel welcome. (CHWELCOM)
TOTAL%
1) Never true491.5
2) Rarely true2427.2
3) True once in a while84225.0
4) Sometimes true141942.1
5) Often true81924.3
Missing95 
TOTAL3371100.0
146) How true is the following statement about the church you attend? - It tries out new ideas. (CHIDEAS)
TOTAL%
1) Never true1303.9
2) Rarely true59117.6
3) True once in a while110132.7
4) Sometimes true108432.2
5) Often true45913.6
Missing101 
TOTAL3365100.0
147) How true is the following statement about the church you attend? - It expects people to learn and think. (CHTHINK)
TOTAL%
1) Never true862.6
2) Rarely true46313.7
3) True once in a while109032.4
4) Sometimes true119935.6
5) Often true53015.7
Missing98 
TOTAL3368100.0
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.3329.8
2) The world is part of God, but God is greater and larger than the world.139041.1
3) Human beings are part of God.43312.8
4) God set the world into motion but does not play an active role in the world.250.7
5) God transcends the world, entering the world infrequently.240.7
6) God transcends the world but is actively involved in the world.117534.8
Missing87 
TOTAL3379100.0
149) How true is the following statement - God is active in the lives of individual persons. (ACTIVEGD)
TOTAL%
1) Absolutely false190.6
2) Mostly false190.6
3) Somewhat false160.5
4) I'm not sure1113.2
5) Somewhat true37511.0
6) Mostly true73821.6
7) Absolutely true213962.6
Missing49 
TOTAL3417100.0
150) How true is the following statement - God works through social and economic systems to bring about social change. (GODCHNG)
TOTAL%
1) Absolutely false1173.5
2) Mostly false1745.1
3) Somewhat false1273.7
4) I'm not sure98729.1
5) Somewhat true83524.6
6) Mostly true59317.5
7) Absolutely true55716.4
Missing76 
TOTAL3390100.0
151) How true is the following statement - My faith guides me on how to show love to other people. (FATHLOVE)
TOTAL%
1) Absolutely false50.1
2) Mostly false200.6
3) Somewhat false220.6
4) I'm not sure1333.9
5) Somewhat true64218.8
6) Mostly true129337.9
7) Absolutely true129738.0
Missing54 
TOTAL3412100.0
152) How true is the following statement - My faith helps me when I feel sad or lonely. (FAITHSAD)
TOTAL%
1) Absolutely false80.2
2) Mostly false210.6
3) Somewhat false331.0
4) I'm not sure561.6
5) Somewhat true51315.0
6) Mostly true115433.8
7) Absolutely true162847.7
Missing53 
TOTAL3413100.0
153) How true is the following statement - Salvation refers to the attainment of justice and peace throughout the world. (SALVATN)
TOTAL%
1) Absolutely false110832.9
2) Mostly false33910.1
3) Somewhat false2477.3
4) I'm not sure81924.3
5) Somewhat true37211.1
6) Mostly true2958.8
7) Absolutely true1865.5
Missing100 
TOTAL3366100.0
154) How true is the following statement - Salvation refers to eternal life for those who believe. (LIFETRNL)
TOTAL%
1) Absolutely false250.7
2) Mostly false290.9
3) Somewhat false421.2
4) I'm not sure2026.0
5) Somewhat true2246.6
6) Mostly true54716.2
7) Absolutely true231568.4
Missing82 
TOTAL3384100.0
155) How true is the following statement - God is a close personal friend who guides and protects me. (GUIDESME)
TOTAL%
1) Absolutely false200.6
2) Mostly false411.2
3) Somewhat false702.1
4) I'm not sure1554.6
5) Somewhat true49114.4
6) Mostly true82724.3
7) Absolutely true179652.8
Missing66 
TOTAL3400100.0
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 false2186.5
2) Mostly false1835.4
3) Somewhat false2076.1
4) I'm not sure75822.5
5) Somewhat true75722.5
6) Mostly true62218.5
7) Absolutely true62218.5
Missing99 
TOTAL3367100.0
157) How true is the following statement - Christians should be about the work of telling others about Jesus. (TELLOTHS)
TOTAL%
1) Absolutely false120.4
2) Mostly false250.7
3) Somewhat false441.3
4) I'm not sure1273.7
5) Somewhat true61218.0
6) Mostly true73421.6
7) Absolutely true184554.3
Missing67 
TOTAL3399100.0
158) How true is the following statement - Christians should be about the work of changing society. (CHNGSOC)
TOTAL%
1) Absolutely false832.5
2) Mostly false1013.0
3) Somewhat false1795.3
4) I'm not sure49414.6
5) Somewhat true102930.5
6) Mostly true77322.9
7) Absolutely true71521.2
Missing92 
TOTAL3374100.0
159) How true is the following statement - Only Christians will be saved by God. (FEWSAVED)
TOTAL%
1) Absolutely false88326.3
2) Mostly false2928.7
3) Somewhat false2337.0
4) I'm not sure83024.8
5) Somewhat true1133.4
6) Mostly true2266.7
7) Absolutely true77523.1
Missing114 
TOTAL3352100.0
160) How true is the following statement - The good Christian never criticizes his or her country. (NOCRTSZ)
TOTAL%
1) Absolutely false144542.6
2) Mostly false58017.1
3) Somewhat false63318.7
4) I'm not sure2477.3
5) Somewhat true2537.5
6) Mostly true1394.1
7) Absolutely true942.8
Missing75 
TOTAL3391100.0
161) How true is the following statement - My religious faith is at the center of my life. (FTHCENTR)
TOTAL%
1) Absolutely false210.6
2) Mostly false551.6
3) Somewhat false1654.9
4) I'm not sure1895.6
5) Somewhat true79723.5
6) Mostly true114933.8
7) Absolutely true101930.0
Missing71 
TOTAL3395100.0
162) How true is the following statement - My religious faith gives me comfort. (COMFORT)
TOTAL%
1) Absolutely false60.2
2) Mostly false160.5
3) Somewhat false421.2
4) I'm not sure401.2
5) Somewhat true49514.6
6) Mostly true107831.8
7) Absolutely true171550.6
Missing74 
TOTAL3392100.0
163) How true is the following statement - My religious faith causes me to care about other people. (CAREOTHS)
TOTAL%
1) Absolutely false70.2
2) Mostly false130.4
3) Somewhat false290.9
4) I'm not sure661.9
5) Somewhat true44713.1
6) Mostly true118234.8
7) Absolutely true165748.7
Missing65 
TOTAL3401100.0
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 false230.7
2) Mostly false491.4
3) Somewhat false1103.2
4) I'm not sure1243.6
5) Somewhat true53915.8
6) Mostly true83124.4
7) Absolutely true173050.8
Missing60 
TOTAL3406100.0
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 false361.1
2) Mostly false451.3
3) Somewhat false1193.5
4) I'm not sure2346.9
5) Somewhat true107231.5
6) Mostly true112933.2
7) Absolutely true76322.5
Missing68 
TOTAL3398100.0
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 false1073.2
2) Mostly false1554.6
3) Somewhat false2728.0
4) I'm not sure2898.5
5) Somewhat true132739.1
6) Mostly true74221.9
7) Absolutely true50014.7
Missing74 
TOTAL3392100.0
167) How true is the following statement - The purpose of the church should be to strengthen faith in God. (STRNFTH)
TOTAL%
1) Absolutely false30.1
2) Mostly false100.3
3) Somewhat false240.7
4) I'm not sure381.1
5) Somewhat true44113.0
6) Mostly true98829.1
7) Absolutely true189655.8
Missing66 
TOTAL3400100.0
168) How true is the following statement - My faith helps me feel good about myself. (FEELGOOD)
TOTAL%
1) Absolutely false120.4
2) Mostly false180.5
3) Somewhat false341.0
4) I'm not sure1173.4
5) Somewhat true71921.2
6) Mostly true127537.6
7) Absolutely true122035.9
Missing71 
TOTAL3395100.0
169) How true is the following statement - My faith causes me to pay less attention to myself. (FOCUSOTH)
TOTAL%
1) Absolutely false2898.5
2) Mostly false2577.6
3) Somewhat false41812.3
4) I'm not sure47213.9
5) Somewhat true91427.0
6) Mostly true65819.4
7) Absolutely true37911.2
Missing79 
TOTAL3387100.0
170) How true is the following statement - I am certain that God exists. (YESGOD)
TOTAL%
1) Absolutely false120.4
2) Mostly false70.2
3) Somewhat false70.2
4) I'm not sure561.6
5) Somewhat true601.8
6) Mostly true2968.7
7) Absolutely true296487.1
Missing64 
TOTAL3402100.0
171) How true is the following statement - I believe in life after death. (AFTERLIF)
TOTAL%
1) Absolutely false752.2
2) Mostly false320.9
3) Somewhat false200.6
4) I'm not sure2728.0
5) Somewhat true1203.5
6) Mostly true37711.1
7) Absolutely true249273.6
Missing78 
TOTAL3388100.0
172) How true is the following statement - The Bible is about how God saves those who believe. (BIBGODSV)
TOTAL%
1) Absolutely false702.1
2) Mostly false1243.7
3) Somewhat false2036.0
4) I'm not sure1895.6
5) Somewhat true92927.4
6) Mostly true74622.0
7) Absolutely true112733.3
Missing78 
TOTAL3388100.0
173) How true is the following statement - The Bible is about the kind of world God wants us to create. (NEWORLD)
TOTAL%
1) Absolutely false1745.2
2) Mostly false1113.3
3) Somewhat false1975.9
4) I'm not sure2577.6
5) Somewhat true91027.0
6) Mostly true87526.0
7) Absolutely true84325.0
Missing99 
TOTAL3367100.0
174) How true is the following statement - I often pray for God's help when I have problems. (PRAYHELP)
TOTAL%
1) Absolutely false110.3
2) Mostly false310.9
3) Somewhat false371.1
4) I'm not sure170.5
5) Somewhat true39611.6
6) Mostly true96628.4
7) Absolutely true194357.1
Missing65 
TOTAL3401100.0
175) How true is the following statement - I often pray that God will help other people. (PRAYPEOP)
TOTAL%
1) Absolutely false90.3
2) Mostly false190.6
3) Somewhat false250.7
4) I'm not sure270.8
5) Somewhat true44613.1
6) Mostly true105931.2
7) Absolutely true180953.3
Missing72 
TOTAL3394100.0
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 false100.3
2) Mostly false90.3
3) Somewhat false180.5
4) I'm not sure361.1
5) Somewhat true35810.5
6) Mostly true90626.6
7) Absolutely true206560.7
Missing64 
TOTAL3402100.0
177) How true is the following statement - Jesus to me is a friend who cares for me each day. (JCCARES)
TOTAL%
1) Absolutely false170.5
2) Mostly false270.8
3) Somewhat false682.0
4) I'm not sure942.8
5) Somewhat true36610.8
6) Mostly true69220.4
7) Absolutely true212262.7
Missing80 
TOTAL3386100.0
178) How true is the following statement - My faith teaches me how to sacrifice for the good of others. (SACRIFCE)
TOTAL%
1) Absolutely false80.2
2) Mostly false310.9
3) Somewhat false952.8
4) I'm not sure2878.5
5) Somewhat true104130.8
6) Mostly true111933.1
7) Absolutely true80123.7
Missing84 
TOTAL3382100.0
179) How true is the following statement - My faith teaches me how to find true happiness. (TRUHAPPY)
TOTAL%
1) Absolutely false80.2
2) Mostly false270.8
3) Somewhat false802.4
4) I'm not sure2046.0
5) Somewhat true82124.3
6) Mostly true106531.5
7) Absolutely true117634.8
Missing85 
TOTAL3381100.0
180) How true is the following statement - The good Christian should pay attention to spiritual matters. (SPMATTER)
TOTAL%
1) Absolutely false40.1
2) Mostly false120.4
3) Somewhat false300.9
4) I'm not sure1685.0
5) Somewhat true64619.1
6) Mostly true105031.0
7) Absolutely true147743.6
Missing79 
TOTAL3387100.0
181) How true is the following statement - The good Christian should pay attention to politics. (POLITICS)
TOTAL%
1) Absolutely false722.1
2) Mostly false1514.5
3) Somewhat false2326.9
4) I'm not sure58817.4
5) Somewhat true108332.0
6) Mostly true73921.9
7) Absolutely true51715.3
Missing84 
TOTAL3382100.0
182) How true is the following statement - When I am successful at something, I know God is with me. (SUCCESS)
TOTAL%
1) Absolutely false290.9
2) Mostly false521.5
3) Somewhat false902.7
4) I'm not sure2677.9
5) Somewhat true63718.8
6) Mostly true87725.8
7) Absolutely true144242.5
Missing72 
TOTAL3394100.0
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 false180.5
2) Mostly false361.1
3) Somewhat false591.7
4) I'm not sure36210.6
5) Somewhat true66119.4
6) Mostly true97728.7
7) Absolutely true128837.9
Missing65 
TOTAL3401100.0
184) How do you describe yourself? (RACE)
TOTAL%
1) American Indian70.2
2) Asian or Pacific Islander80.2
3) Black611.8
4) Latino or Hispanic290.9
5) White326796.0
6) Bi-racial or bi-cultural310.9
Missing63 
TOTAL3403100.0
185) How old are you? (AGE)
TOTAL%
1) 11-1460.2
2) 15-20310.9
3) 21-24842.4
4) 25-292497.2
5) 30-39119434.7
6) 40-4988425.7
7) 50-5942512.4
8) 60-6934810.1
9) 70-791845.4
10) 80 or older331.0
Missing28 
TOTAL3438100.0
186) Where do you live? (LIVE)
TOTAL%
1) On a farm3249.5
2) In the open country, not on a farm49014.4
4) In a small town or village (under 2,500 in population)44813.2
5) In a town (2,500 to 9,999)43312.8
6) In a small city (10,000 to 49,999)58417.2
7) In a medium size central city (50,000 to 250,000)3059.0
8) In a suburb of a medium size central city1845.4
9) In a large central city (over 250,000)1755.2
10) In a suburb of a large central city45313.3
Missing70 
TOTAL3396100.0
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%
1) Much less now80.2
2) Somewhat less now772.3
3) About the same as 2 or 3 years ago123136.0
4) Somewhat greater now138540.5
5) Much greater now72021.0
Missing45 
TOTAL3421100.0
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 now200.6
2) Somewhat less now2467.2
3) About the same as 2 or 3 years ago124636.5
4) Somewhat greater now127337.3
5) Much greater now62818.4
Missing53 
TOTAL3413100.0
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%
1) Much less now250.7
2) Somewhat less now1735.1
3) About the same as 2 or 3 years ago181453.2
4) Somewhat greater now104230.6
5) Much greater now35610.4
Missing56 
TOTAL3410100.0
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 now1705.0
2) Somewhat less now2778.2
3) About the same as 2 or 3 years ago267378.7
4) Somewhat greater now2256.6
5) Much greater now531.6
Missing68 
TOTAL3398100.0
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 now110.3
2) Somewhat less now772.3
3) About the same as 2 or 3 years ago194156.9
4) Somewhat greater now106331.2
5) Much greater now3179.3
Missing57 
TOTAL3409100.0
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 now130.4
2) Somewhat less now792.3
3) About the same as 2 or 3 years ago115033.7
4) Somewhat greater now146643.0
5) Much greater now70020.5
Missing58 
TOTAL3408100.0
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 now571.7
2) Somewhat less now1333.9
3) About the same as 2 or 3 years ago228067.3
4) Somewhat greater now72821.5
5) Much greater now1925.7
Missing76 
TOTAL3390100.0
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 now351.0
2) Somewhat less now2086.1
3) About the same as 2 or 3 years ago159746.9
4) Somewhat greater now104730.7
5) Much greater now51915.2
Missing60 
TOTAL3406100.0
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 now180.5
2) Somewhat less now1253.7
3) About the same as 2 or 3 years ago171550.3
4) Somewhat greater now104230.6
5) Much greater now51015.0
Missing56 
TOTAL3410100.0
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%
1) Much less now40.1
2) Somewhat less now421.2
3) About the same as 2 or 3 years ago165148.5
4) Somewhat greater now131938.7
5) Much greater now38911.4
Missing61 
TOTAL3405100.0
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 now210.6
2) Somewhat less now1233.6
3) About the same as 2 or 3 years ago225066.1
4) Somewhat greater now82824.3
5) Much greater now1805.3
Missing64 
TOTAL3402100.0
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 now50.1
2) Somewhat less now481.4
3) About the same as 2 or 3 years ago121035.6
4) Somewhat greater now136840.2
5) Much greater now77122.7
Missing64 
TOTAL3402100.0
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%
1) Much less now130.4
2) Somewhat less now561.6
3) About the same as 2 or 3 years ago207861.1
4) Somewhat greater now99029.1
5) Much greater now2647.8
Missing65 
TOTAL3401100.0
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%
1) Much less now150.4
2) Somewhat less now952.8
3) About the same as 2 or 3 years ago130338.3
4) Somewhat greater now158546.6
5) Much greater now40311.8
Missing65 
TOTAL3401100.0
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 now50.1
2) Somewhat less now270.8
3) About the same as 2 or 3 years ago154045.2
4) Somewhat greater now111432.7
5) Much greater now72121.2
Missing59 
TOTAL3407100.0
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%
1) Much less now90.3
2) Somewhat less now581.7
3) About the same as 2 or 3 years ago120435.3
4) Somewhat greater now130938.4
5) Much greater now83024.3
Missing56 
TOTAL3410100.0
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%
1) Much less now70.2
2) Somewhat less now401.2
3) About the same as 2 or 3 years ago110732.5
4) Somewhat greater now128237.7
5) Much greater now96628.4
Missing64 
TOTAL3402100.0
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 now2968.7
2) Somewhat less now69820.5
3) About the same as 2 or 3 years ago109432.1
4) Somewhat greater now94427.7
5) Much greater now37711.1
Missing57 
TOTAL3409100.0
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 disagree802.4
2) Disagree2878.8
3) Not sure47314.4
4) Agree111834.1
5) Strongly agree131840.2
Missing190 
TOTAL3276100.0
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 disagree240.7
2) Disagree822.5
3) Not sure1594.9
4) Agree124237.9
5) Strongly agree176654.0
Missing193 
TOTAL3273100.0
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 disagree100430.8
2) Disagree111034.0
3) Not sure84325.9
4) Agree2076.3
5) Strongly agree962.9
Missing206 
TOTAL3260100.0
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 disagree220.7
2) Disagree712.2
3) Not sure1695.2
4) Agree119336.5
5) Strongly agree181555.5
Missing196 
TOTAL3270100.0
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%
1) Religious TV and radio programs331.0
2) My own private religious experiences, such as prayer and meditation107232.9
3) My church197160.5
4) Religious groups or events outside of my church1825.6
Missing208 
TOTAL3258100.0
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 programs872.7
2) My own private religious experiences, such as prayer and meditation125238.7
3) My church166951.5
4) Religious groups or events outside of my church2317.1
Missing227 
TOTAL3239100.0
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%
1) Religious TV and radio programs451.4
2) My own private religious experiences, such as prayer and meditation77824.0
3) My church221668.4
4) Religious groups or events outside of my church2026.2
Missing225 
TOTAL3241100.0
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 important237972.8
2) Important69121.1
3) Somewhat important1645.0
4) Not too important270.8
5) Not at all important90.3
Missing196 
TOTAL3270100.0
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%
1) Never10.0
2) A few times a year381.2
3) About once a month852.6
4) Two or three times a month3149.6
5) About once a week205062.6
6) More than once a week78824.1
Missing190 
TOTAL3276100.0
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 hours40712.5
2) 1-2 hours64319.7
3) 3-5 hours100830.9
4) 6-10 hours71922.1
5) 11-20 hours33310.2
6) More than 20 hours1484.5
Missing208 
TOTAL3258100.0
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 hours1053.2
2) 1-2 hours37111.4
3) 3-5 hours113634.8
4) 6-10 hours97629.9
5) 11-20 hours38811.9
6) More than 20 hours2868.8
Missing204 
TOTAL3262100.0
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 hours176554.3
2) 1-2 hours69521.4
3) 3-5 hours42313.0
4) 6-10 hours2297.0
5) 11-20 hours782.4
6) More than 20 hours611.9
Missing215 
TOTAL3251100.0
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) No270782.5
1) Yes57517.5
Missing184 
TOTAL3282100.0
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) No256878.2
1) Yes71421.8
Missing184 
TOTAL3282100.0
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) No269282.0
1) Yes59018.0
Missing184 
TOTAL3282100.0
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) No287887.7
1) Yes40412.3
Missing184 
TOTAL3282100.0
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) No277384.5
1) Yes50915.5
Missing184 
TOTAL3282100.0
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) No271282.6
1) Yes57017.4
Missing184 
TOTAL3282100.0
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) No328299.7
1) Yes90.3
Missing175 
TOTAL3291100.0
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 me77323.5
2) It's important to me126038.4
3) It's somewhat important to me66320.2
4) It's not too important to me2738.3
5) It's not important at all3149.6
Missing183 
TOTAL3283100.0
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 satisfied149045.3
2) Satisfied125738.2
3) Somewhat satisfied44713.6
4) Dissatisfied782.4
5) Very dissatisfied150.5
Missing179 
TOTAL3287100.0
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, absolutely107432.7
2) Yes, probably165850.5
3) Maybe45813.9
4) Probably not772.3
5) No190.6
Missing180 
TOTAL3286100.0
227) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE 18 YEARS OR OLDER: What is the highest level of education you have completed? (EDUCATIO)
TOTAL%
1) Completed some grade school60.2
2) Completed grade school180.6
3) Took some high school581.8
4) Completed high school66920.8
5) Went to vocational school2176.7
6) Took some college65420.3
7) Completed college65720.4
8) Did some graduate or professional degree work35311.0
9) Completed a graduate or professional degree58818.3
Missing246 
TOTAL3220100.0
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 $7,000822.5
2) $7,000 - $12,0001795.5
3) $12,001 -$16,0001825.6
4) $16,001 - $20,0002226.9
5) $20,001 - $25,00038311.8
6) $25,001 - $38,00081825.3
7) $38,001 - $50,00067520.9
8) $50,001 - $75,00046914.5
9) $75,001 - $100,0001484.6
10) More than $100,000752.3
Missing233 
TOTAL3233100.0
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 married2166.5
2) Single, but living with someone in a committed relationship110.3
3) Married253376.3
4) Divorced, now single1404.2
5) Divorced and remarried2166.5
6) Widowed, now single1504.5
7) Widowed and remarried290.9
8) Separated230.7
Missing148 
TOTAL3318100.0
230) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE 18 YEARS OR OLDER: What is your political party preference? (POLPARTY)
TOTAL%
1) Strong Democrat40012.1
2) Not very strong Democrat50415.3
3) Independent, close to Democrat37611.4
4) Independent, no preference55516.8
5) Independent, close to Republican37511.4
6) No very strong Republican61818.8
7) Strong Republican46714.2
Missing171 
TOTAL3295100.0
231) Which of the following best describes your political orientation? (POLORIEN)
TOTAL%
1) Extremely liberal300.9
2) Liberal3239.6
3) Slightly liberal38011.3
4) Moderate121336.1
5) Slightly conservative67320.0
6) Conservative68020.2
7) Extremely conservative641.9
Missing103 
TOTAL3363100.0
232) How many people belong to your church? (NUMCHRCH)
TOTAL%
1) Less than 10038911.4
2) 100-20091826.8
3) 201-500137340.1
4) 501-99947213.8
5) 1,000 or more2758.0
Missing39 
TOTAL3427100.0
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) Poor682.0
2) Fair2497.3
3) OK40712.0
4) Good86625.5
5) Very good115333.9
6) Excellent53815.8
7) Outstanding1203.5
Missing65 
TOTAL3401100.0
234) How well do you think your church does at making a difference in the lives of the following - Teenagers? (TEENSCH)
TOTAL%
1) Poor3179.3
2) Fair46813.8
3) OK49714.6
4) Good86225.4
5) Very good79923.5
6) Excellent36910.9
7) Outstanding812.4
Missing73 
TOTAL3393100.0
235) How well do you think your church does at making a difference in the lives of the following - Adults? (ADULTCH)
TOTAL%
1) Poor812.4
2) Fair2467.2
3) OK44613.0
4) Good94527.6
5) Very good107731.5
6) Excellent53715.7
7) Outstanding892.6
Missing45 
TOTAL3421100.0
236) Is the following a current Christian education responsibility of yours - Teach Sunday school for Pre-kindergarten (TCHGRPK)
TOTAL%
0) No284184.9
1) Yes50615.1
Missing119 
TOTAL3347100.0
237) Is the following a current Christian education responsibility of yours - Teach Sunday school for Kindergarten. (TCHGRK)
TOTAL%
0) No288786.3
1) Yes46013.7
Missing119 
TOTAL3347100.0
238) Is the following a current Christian education responsibility of yours - Teach Sunday school for Grade 1 (TCHGR1)
TOTAL%
0) No282384.3
1) Yes52415.7
Missing119 
TOTAL3347100.0
239) Is the following a current Christian education responsibility of yours - Teach Sunday school for Grade 2. (TCHGR2)
TOTAL%
0) No283584.7
1) Yes51215.3
Missing119 
TOTAL3347100.0
240) Is the following a current Christian education responsibility of yours - Teach Sunday school for Grade 3. (TCHGR3)
TOTAL%
0) No283884.8
1) Yes50915.2
Missing119 
TOTAL3347100.0
241) Is the following a current Christian education responsibility of yours - Teach Sunday school for Grade 4. (TCHGR4)
TOTAL%
0) No284885.1
1) Yes49914.9
Missing119 
TOTAL3347100.0
242) Is the following a current Christian education responsibility of yours - Teach Sunday school for Grade 5. (TCHGR5)
TOTAL%
0) No285585.3
1) Yes49214.7
Missing119 
TOTAL3347100.0
243) Is the following a current Christian education responsibility of yours - Teach Sunday school for Grade 6. (TCHGR6)
TOTAL%
0) No288286.1
1) Yes46513.9
Missing119 
TOTAL3347100.0
244) Is the following a current Christian education responsibility of yours - Teach Sunday school for Grade 7. (TCHGR7)
TOTAL%
0) No298289.1
1) Yes36510.9
Missing119 
TOTAL3347100.0
245) Is the following a current Christian education responsibility of yours - Teach Sunday school for Grade 8. (TCHGR8)
TOTAL%
0) No300289.7
1) Yes34510.3
Missing119 
TOTAL3347100.0
246) Is the following a current Christian education responsibility of yours - Teach Sunday school for Grade 9. (TCHGR9)
TOTAL%
0) No306891.7
1) Yes2798.3
Missing119 
TOTAL3347100.0
247) Is the following a current Christian education responsibility of yours - Teach Sunday school for Grade 10. (TCHGR10)
TOTAL%
0) No308392.1
1) Yes2647.9
Missing119 
TOTAL3347100.0
248) Is the following a current Christian education responsibility of yours - Teach Sunday school for Grade 11. (TCHGR11)
TOTAL%
0) No309092.3
1) Yes2577.7
Missing119 
TOTAL3347100.0
249) Is the following a current Christian education responsibility of yours - Teach Sunday school for Grade 12. (TCHGR12)
TOTAL%
0) No309392.4
1) Yes2547.6
Missing119 
TOTAL3347100.0
250) Is the following a current Christian education responsibility of yours - Teach Sunday school for young adults. (TCHYADL)
TOTAL%
0) No320095.6
1) Yes1474.4
Missing119 
TOTAL3347100.0
251) Is the following a current Christian education responsibility of yours - Teach Sunday school for adults. (TCHADLT)
TOTAL%
0) No273681.7
1) Yes61118.3
Missing119 
TOTAL3347100.0
252) Is the following a current Christian education responsibility of yours - Lead Bible studies for children. (STDYKIDS)
TOTAL%
0) No291187.0
1) Yes43613.0
Missing119 
TOTAL3347100.0
253) Is the following a current Christian education responsibility of yours - Lead Bible studies for teenagers. (STDYTEEN)
TOTAL%
0) No313493.6
1) Yes2136.4
Missing119 
TOTAL3347100.0
254) Is the following a current Christian education responsibility of yours - Lead Bible studies for young adults. (STDYYADL)
TOTAL%
0) No327297.8
1) Yes752.2
Missing119 
TOTAL3347100.0
255) Is the following a current Christian education responsibility of yours - Lead Bible studies for adults. (STDYADLT)
TOTAL%
0) No289786.6
1) Yes45013.4
Missing119 
TOTAL3347100.0
256) Is the following a current Christian education responsibility of yours - Lead workshops or retreats for adults. (LEADRTRT)
TOTAL%
0) No323196.5
1) Yes1163.5
Missing119 
TOTAL3347100.0
257) Is the following a current Christian education responsibility of yours - Teach confirmation. (TCHCONF)
TOTAL%
0) No326797.6
1) Yes802.4
Missing119 
TOTAL3347100.0
258) Is the following a current Christian education responsibility of yours - Teach vacation Bible school. (VACBIBSC)
TOTAL%
0) No243172.6
1) Yes91627.4
Missing119 
TOTAL3347100.0
259) Is the following a current Christian education responsibility of yours - Lead a youth ministry program. (YTHMINST)
TOTAL%
0) No313793.7
1) Yes2106.3
Missing119 
TOTAL3347100.0
260) Is the following a current Christian education responsibility of yours - Conduct child or youth choir. (YCHOIR)
TOTAL%
0) No320795.8
1) Yes1404.2
Missing119 
TOTAL3347100.0
261) Is the following a current Christian education responsibility of yours - Teach new member classes. (NEWMEMCL)
TOTAL%
0) No330598.7
1) Yes421.3
Missing119 
TOTAL3347100.0
262) Is the following a current Christian education responsibility of yours - Lead teacher training events. (TRAINTCH)
TOTAL%
0) No324496.9
1) Yes1033.1
Missing119 
TOTAL3347100.0
263) Is the following a current Christian education responsibility of yours - Provide spiritual counseling. (SPIRCOUN)
TOTAL%
0) No319495.4
1) Yes1534.6
Missing119 
TOTAL3347100.0
264) Is the following a current Christian education responsibility of yours - Lead a support group for adults. (ADSUPPGR)
TOTAL%
0) No328198.0
1) Yes662.0
Missing119 
TOTAL3347100.0
265) Is the following a current Christian education responsibility of yours - Coordinate camping for children or youth. (KIDCAMP)
TOTAL%
0) No322396.3
1) Yes1243.7
Missing119 
TOTAL3347100.0
266) Is the following a current Christian education responsibility of yours - Lead or organize prayer groups. (PRAYGRPS)
TOTAL%
0) No321996.2
1) Yes1283.8
Missing119 
TOTAL3347100.0
267) Is the following a current Christian education responsibility of yours - Coordinate social service activities for children. (COORCAMP)
TOTAL%
0) No321496.0
1) Yes1334.0
Missing119 
TOTAL3347100.0
268) Is the following a current Christian education responsibility of yours - Coordinate social service projects for adults. (COORSERV)
TOTAL%
0) No327197.7
1) Yes762.3
Missing119 
TOTAL3347100.0
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) No315994.4
1) Yes1885.6
Missing119 
TOTAL3347100.0
270) Is the following a current Christian education responsibility of yours - Teach parent education or family education. (PARFAMED)
TOTAL%
0) No332399.3
1) Yes240.7
Missing119 
TOTAL3347100.0
271) Is the following a current Christian education responsibility of yours - Other. (OTHERRSP)
TOTAL%
0) No292387.3
1) Yes42412.7
Missing119 
TOTAL3347100.0
272) Is the following a current Christian education responsibility of yours - Serve as director of Christian education. (SRVDIRXN)
TOTAL%
0) No327297.8
1) Yes752.2
Missing119 
TOTAL3347100.0
273) Is the following a current Christian education responsibility of yours - Serve as Sunday school superintendent. (SRVSSUPR)
TOTAL%
0) No319895.5
1) Yes1494.5
Missing119 
TOTAL3347100.0
274) Is the following a current Christian education responsibility of yours - Serve as coordinator of adult education. (COORADED)
TOTAL%
0) No329698.5
1) Yes511.5
Missing119 
TOTAL3347100.0
275) Is the following a current Christian education responsibility of yours - Serve as chair of Christian education committee. (CHAIRCOM)
TOTAL%
0) No320995.9
1) Yes1384.1
Missing119 
TOTAL3347100.0
276) Is the following a current Christian education responsibility of yours - Serve as director of family ministry. (DIRFAMIN)
TOTAL%
0) No333099.5
1) Yes170.5
Missing119 
TOTAL3347100.0
277) Is the following a current Christian education responsibility of yours - Serve as minister or pastor. (MINPSTR)
TOTAL%
0) No330098.6
1) Yes471.4
Missing119 
TOTAL3347100.0
278) How does the following describe your education programs for grades 1-6? Program is innovative and creative. (CRTV16)
TOTAL%
1) Not true3069.7
2) Somewhat true154849.1
3) Very true129941.2
Missing313 
TOTAL3153100.0
279) How does the following describe your education programs for grades 1-6? Program challenges participants to think. (CHAL16)
TOTAL%
1) Not true1996.5
2) Somewhat true156951.5
3) Very true128142.0
Missing417 
TOTAL3049100.0
280) How does the following describe your education programs for grades 1-6? Program is well planned and administered. (PLAN16)
TOTAL%
1) Not true2156.8
2) Somewhat true125439.9
3) Very true167253.2
Missing325 
TOTAL3141100.0
281) How does the following describe your education programs for grades 1-6? Program addresses participants' needs and interests. (NEED16)
TOTAL%
1) Not true2036.8
2) Somewhat true147349.1
3) Very true132144.1
Missing469 
TOTAL2997100.0
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 true1193.9
2) Somewhat true123740.3
3) Very true171755.9
Missing393 
TOTAL3073100.0
283) How does the following describe your education programs for grades 1-6? Teachers/leaders enjoy participation. (PART16)
TOTAL%
1) Not true652.1
2) Somewhat true106934.3
3) Very true198063.6
Missing352 
TOTAL3114100.0
284) How does the following describe your education programs for grades 1-6? Participants enjoy the program. (PROG16)
TOTAL%
1) Not true581.9
2) Somewhat true125641.5
3) Very true171656.6
Missing436 
TOTAL3030100.0
285) How does the following describe your education programs for grades 1-6? Teachers/leaders show enthusiasm for Christian education. (ENTH16)
TOTAL%
1) Not true1013.2
2) Somewhat true111435.4
3) Very true193661.4
Missing315 
TOTAL3151100.0
286) How does the following describe your education programs for grades 1-6? Teachers/leaders have high expectations for learning. (EXPT16)
TOTAL%
1) Not true2638.9
2) Somewhat true144848.8
3) Very true125542.3
Missing500 
TOTAL2966100.0
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 true2177.3
2) Somewhat true148750.1
3) Very true126642.6
Missing496 
TOTAL2970100.0
288) How does the following describe your education programs for grades 1-6? Teachers/leaders deal well with conflict. (CONF16)
TOTAL%
1) Not true1646.0
2) Somewhat true138250.3
3) Very true120243.7
Missing718 
TOTAL2748100.0
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 true43416.0
2) Somewhat true122044.9
3) Very true106439.1
Missing748 
TOTAL2718100.0
290) How does the following describe your education programs for grades 1-6? Classes and events feel warm and inviting. (WARM16)
TOTAL%
1) Not true591.9
2) Somewhat true85327.5
3) Very true219170.6
Missing363 
TOTAL3103100.0
291) How does the following describe your education programs for grades 1-6? Teachers/leaders are caring and loving. (CARE16)
TOTAL%
1) Not true160.5
2) Somewhat true50115.9
3) Very true263883.6
Missing311 
TOTAL3155100.0
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 true1524.8
2) Somewhat true68021.5
3) Very true232973.7
Missing305 
TOTAL3161100.0
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 true51816.7
2) Somewhat true91329.5
3) Very true166753.8
Missing368 
TOTAL3098100.0
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 true772.5
2) Somewhat true56118.4
3) Very true240479.0
Missing424 
TOTAL3042100.0
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 true1464.7
2) Somewhat true63620.4
3) Very true234175.0
Missing343 
TOTAL3123100.0
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 true1274.2
2) Somewhat true98032.1
3) Very true194763.8
Missing412 
TOTAL3054100.0
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 true2748.9
2) Somewhat true131142.7
3) Very true148548.4
Missing396 
TOTAL3070100.0
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 true1906.5
2) Somewhat true149051.2
3) Very true123042.3
Missing556 
TOTAL2910100.0
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 true34011.9
2) Somewhat true170059.6
3) Very true81128.4
Missing615 
TOTAL2851100.0
300) How does the following describe your education programs for grades 1-6? Teachers/leaders know about different learning styles. (STYL16)
TOTAL%
1) Not true37613.1
2) Somewhat true163457.0
3) Very true85729.9
Missing599 
TOTAL2867100.0
301) How does the following describe your education programs for grades 1-6? Teachers/leaders know and understand the Bible. (BIBL16)
TOTAL%
1) Not true973.2
2) Somewhat true169555.2
3) Very true127941.6
Missing395 
TOTAL3071100.0
302) How does the following describe your education programs for grades 1-6? Teachers/leaders have teaching competence. (COMP16)
TOTAL%
1) Not true1133.7
2) Somewhat true140646.2
3) Very true152250.0
Missing425 
TOTAL3041100.0
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 true33211.0
2) Somewhat true146848.7
3) Very true121540.3
Missing451 
TOTAL3015100.0
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 true2679.1
2) Somewhat true174059.1
3) Very true93931.9
Missing520 
TOTAL2946100.0
305) How does the following describe your education programs for grades 1-6? Space for Christian education is adequate. (SPAC16)
TOTAL%
1) Not true53516.7
2) Somewhat true87027.2
3) Very true179456.1
Missing267 
TOTAL3199100.0
306) How does the following describe your education programs for grades 1-6? Quality curriculum resources are available. (CURR16)
TOTAL%
1) Not true1685.4
2) Somewhat true88028.1
3) Very true208066.5
Missing338 
TOTAL3128100.0
307) How does the following describe your education programs for grades 1-6? Quality multi-media resources are available. (MEDI16)
TOTAL%
1) Not true59420.8
2) Somewhat true115440.3
3) Very true111438.9
Missing604 
TOTAL2862100.0
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 true76925.3
2) Somewhat true121039.7
3) Very true106635.0
Missing421 
TOTAL3045100.0
309) How does the following describe your education programs for grades 1-6? The annual education budget is carefully planned. (BDGT16)
TOTAL%
1) Not true31811.1
2) Somewhat true97133.9
3) Very true157555.0
Missing602 
TOTAL2864100.0
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 true49816.5
2) Somewhat true147849.1
3) Very true103534.4
Missing455 
TOTAL3011100.0
311) How does the following describe your education programs for teenagers? Program is innovative and creative. (CRTVTEEN)
TOTAL%
1) Not true50617.8
2) Somewhat true139549.0
3) Very true94533.2
Missing620 
TOTAL2846100.0
312) How does the following describe your education programs for teenagers? - Program challenges participants to think. (CHALTEEN)
TOTAL%
1) Not true2428.8
2) Somewhat true125345.6
3) Very true125545.6
Missing716 
TOTAL2750100.0
313) How does the following describe your education programs for teenagers? - Program is well planned and administered. (PLANTEEN)
TOTAL%
1) Not true31811.3
2) Somewhat true128145.3
3) Very true122743.4
Missing640 
TOTAL2826100.0
314) How does the following describe your education programs for teenagers? - Program addresses participants' needs and interests. (NEEDTEEN)
TOTAL%
1) Not true29010.9
2) Somewhat true132549.6
3) Very true105639.5
Missing795 
TOTAL2671100.0
315) How does the following describe your education programs for teenagers? - Program promotes growth in religious faith and conviction. (GROWTEEN)
TOTAL%
1) Not true2067.5
2) Somewhat true118643.0
3) Very true136949.6
Missing705 
TOTAL2761100.0
316) How does the following describe your education programs for teenagers? - Teachers/leaders enjoy participation. (PARTTEEN)
TOTAL%
1) Not true1385.0
2) Somewhat true98935.7
3) Very true164159.3
Missing698 
TOTAL2768100.0
317) How does the following describe your education programs for teenagers? - Participants enjoy the program. (PROGTEEN)
TOTAL%
1) Not true2378.9
2) Somewhat true136351.0
3) Very true107240.1
Missing794 
TOTAL2672100.0
318) How does the following describe your education programs for teenagers? - Teachers/leaders show enthusiasm for Christian education. (ENTHTEEN)
TOTAL%
1) Not true1706.0
2) Somewhat true103536.7
3) Very true161457.3
Missing647 
TOTAL2819100.0
319) How does the following describe your education programs for teenagers? - Teachers/leaders have high expectations for learning. (EXPTTEEN)
TOTAL%
1) Not true28310.7
2) Somewhat true122546.4
3) Very true113242.9
Missing826 
TOTAL2640100.0
320) How does the following describe your education programs for teenagers? - Teachers/leaders know how to minimize discipline problems. (DISCTEEN)
TOTAL%
1) Not true2489.6
2) Somewhat true121046.7
3) Very true113443.8
Missing874 
TOTAL2592100.0
321) How does the following describe your education programs for teenagers? - Teachers/leaders deal well with conflict. (CONFTEEN)
TOTAL%
1) Not true2038.3
2) Somewhat true117447.8
3) Very true107843.9
Missing1011 
TOTAL2455100.0
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 true2289.0
2) Somewhat true88634.9
3) Very true142756.2
Missing925 
TOTAL2541100.0
323) How does the following describe your education programs for teenagers? - Classes and events feel warm and inviting. (WARMTEEN)
TOTAL%
1) Not true1435.2
2) Somewhat true92333.7
3) Very true167361.1
Missing727 
TOTAL2739100.0
324) How does the following describe your education programs for teenagers? - Teachers/leaders are caring and loving. (CARETEEN)
TOTAL%
1) Not true592.1
2) Somewhat true53218.7
3) Very true225979.3
Missing616 
TOTAL2850100.0
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 true1595.4
2) Somewhat true61720.8
3) Very true219473.9
Missing496 
TOTAL2970100.0
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 true34611.8
2) Somewhat true76126.1
3) Very true181462.1
Missing545 
TOTAL2921100.0
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 true712.5
2) Somewhat true49117.1
3) Very true231480.5
Missing590 
TOTAL2876100.0
328) How does the following describe your education programs for teenagers? - The pastor(s) is/are enthusiastic about Christian education. (ENGYTEEN)
TOTAL%
1) Not true1414.8
2) Somewhat true58519.9
3) Very true221275.3
Missing528 
TOTAL2938100.0
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 true1505.2
2) Somewhat true93832.5
3) Very true179762.3
Missing581 
TOTAL2885100.0
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 true33811.8
2) Somewhat true129044.9
3) Very true124343.3
Missing595 
TOTAL2871100.0
331) How does the following describe your education programs for teenagers? - Teachers/leaders know how religious faith forms and develops. (FORMTEEN)
TOTAL%
1) Not true1776.6
2) Somewhat true127347.4
3) Very true123846.1
Missing778 
TOTAL2688100.0
332) How does the following describe your education programs for teenagers? - Teachers/leaders know about educational theory and practice. (DTRYTEEN)
TOTAL%
1) Not true32012.3
2) Somewhat true143455.0
3) Very true85432.7
Missing858 
TOTAL2608100.0
333) How does the following describe your education programs for teenagers? - Teachers/leaders know about different learning styles. (STYLTEEN)
TOTAL%
1) Not true34113.1
2) Somewhat true142654.9
3) Very true83232.0
Missing867 
TOTAL2599100.0
334) How does the following describe your education programs for teenagers? - Teachers/leaders know and understand the Bible. (BIBLTEEN)
TOTAL%
1) Not true933.3
2) Somewhat true135748.5
3) Very true134848.2
Missing668 
TOTAL2798100.0
335) How does the following describe your education programs for teenagers? - Teachers/leaders have teaching competence. (COMPTEEN)
TOTAL%
1) Not true1234.4
2) Somewhat true123644.5
3) Very true142051.1
Missing687 
TOTAL2779100.0
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 true29710.8
2) Somewhat true128546.7
3) Very true116942.5
Missing715 
TOTAL2751100.0
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 true2097.7
2) Somewhat true138351.3
3) Very true110541.0
Missing769 
TOTAL2697100.0
338) How does the following describe your education programs for teenagers? - Space for Christian education is adequate. (SPACTEEN)
TOTAL%
1) Not true51617.3
2) Somewhat true82227.5
3) Very true165055.2
Missing478 
TOTAL2988100.0
339) How does the following describe your education programs for teenagers? - Quality curriculum resources are available. (CURRTEEN)
TOTAL%
1) Not true2258.0
2) Somewhat true87131.0
3) Very true171361.0
Missing657 
TOTAL2809100.0
340) How does the following describe your education programs for teenagers? - Quality multi-media resources are available. (MEDITEEN)
TOTAL%
1) Not true55121.2
2) Somewhat true107841.5
3) Very true96937.3
Missing868 
TOTAL2598100.0
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 true75626.5
2) Somewhat true111439.0
3) Very true98434.5
Missing612 
TOTAL2854100.0
342) How does the following describe your education programs for teenagers? - The annual education budget is carefully planned. (BOGTTEEN)
TOTAL%
1) Not true33312.4
2) Somewhat true90033.6
3) Very true144754.0
Missing786 
TOTAL2680100.0
343) How does the following describe your education programs for teenagers? - Efforts are made to encourage participation of inactive members. (INACTEEN)
TOTAL%
1) Not true52919.1
2) Somewhat true133048.1
3) Very true90432.7
Missing703 
TOTAL2763100.0
344) How does the following describe your education programs for adults? - Program is innovative and creative. (CRTVADLT)
TOTAL%
1) Not true40013.7
2) Somewhat true143849.1
3) Very true109237.3
Missing536 
TOTAL2930100.0
345) How does the following describe your education programs for adults? - Program challenges participants to think. (CHALADLT)
TOTAL%
1) Not true1475.0
2) Somewhat true109237.5
3) Very true167557.5
Missing552 
TOTAL2914100.0
346) How does the following describe your education programs for adults? - Program is well planned and administered. (PLANADLT)
TOTAL%
1) Not true1946.7
2) Somewhat true115439.8
3) Very true155553.6
Missing563 
TOTAL2903100.0
347) How does the following describe your education programs for adults? - Program addresses participants' needs and interests. (NEEDADLT)
TOTAL%
1) Not true1575.6
2) Somewhat true125044.4
3) Very true140650.0
Missing653 
TOTAL2813100.0
348) How does the following describe your education programs for adults? - Program promotes growth in religious faith and conviction. (GROWADLT)
TOTAL%
1) Not true1093.8
2) Somewhat true104236.0
3) Very true174460.2
Missing571 
TOTAL2895100.0
349) How does the following describe your education programs for adults? - Teachers/leaders enjoy participation. (PARTADLT)
TOTAL%
1) Not true541.9
2) Somewhat true82128.7
3) Very true198769.4
Missing604 
TOTAL2862100.0
350) How does the following describe your education programs for adults? - Participants enjoy the program. (PROGADLT)
TOTAL%
1) Not true652.3
2) Somewhat true95234.1
3) Very true177863.6
Missing671 
TOTAL2795100.0
351) How does the following describe your education programs for adults? - Teachers/leaders show enthusiasm for Christian education. (ENTHADLT)
TOTAL%
1) Not true1023.5
2) Somewhat true91631.5
3) Very true188765.0
Missing561 
TOTAL2905100.0
352) How does the following describe your education programs for adults? - Teachers/leaders have high expectations for learning. (EXPTADLT)
TOTAL%
1) Not true2268.4
2) Somewhat true117643.6
3) Very true129348.0
Missing771 
TOTAL2695100.0
353) How does the following describe your education programs for adults? - Teachers/leaders know how to minimize discipline problems. (DISCADLT)
TOTAL%
1) Not true834.1
2) Somewhat true60930.4
3) Very true130965.4
Missing1465 
TOTAL2001100.0
354) How does the following describe your education programs for adults? - Teachers/leaders deal well with conflict. (CONFADLT)
TOTAL%
1) Not true1235.2
2) Somewhat true93939.8
3) Very true129955.0
Missing1105 
TOTAL2361100.0
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 true1274.6
2) Somewhat true70825.4
3) Very true195070.0
Missing681 
TOTAL2785100.0
356) How does the following describe your education programs for adults? - Classes and events feel warm and inviting. (WARMADLT)
TOTAL%
1) Not true722.5
2) Somewhat true82328.3
3) Very true201169.2
Missing560 
TOTAL2906100.0
357) How does the following describe your education programs for adults? - Teachers/leaders are caring and loving. (CAREADLT)
TOTAL%
1) Not true331.1
2) Somewhat true59120.4
3) Very true227878.5
Missing564 
TOTAL2902100.0
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 true1264.2
2) Somewhat true53417.7
3) Very true235078.1
Missing456 
TOTAL3010100.0
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 true2117.1
2) Somewhat true63121.2
3) Very true213871.7
Missing486 
TOTAL2980100.0
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 true451.5
2) Somewhat true41014.0
3) Very true248084.5
Missing531 
TOTAL2935100.0
361) How does the following describe your education programs for adults? - The pastor(s) is/are enthusiastic about Christian education. (ENGYADLT)
TOTAL%
1) Not true1043.5
2) Somewhat true55518.6
3) Very true232177.9
Missing486 
TOTAL2980100.0
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 true1445.0
2) Somewhat true93532.3
3) Very true181862.8
Missing569 
TOTAL2897100.0
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 true36212.3
2) Somewhat true134545.8
3) Very true123141.9
Missing528 
TOTAL2938100.0
364) How does the following describe your education programs for adults? - Teachers/leaders know how religious faith forms and develops. (FORMADLT)
TOTAL%
1) Not true1405.1
2) Somewhat true109839.9
3) Very true151155.0
Missing717 
TOTAL2749100.0
365) How does the following describe your education programs for adults? - Teachers/leaders know about educational theory and practice. (DTRYADLT)
TOTAL%
1) Not true2569.6
2) Somewhat true133349.7
3) Very true109140.7
Missing786 
TOTAL2680100.0
366) How does the following describe your education programs for adults? - Teachers/leaders know about different learning styles. (STYLADLT)
TOTAL%
1) Not true31111.8
2) Somewhat true137051.8
3) Very true96436.4
Missing821 
TOTAL2645100.0
367) How does the following describe your education programs for adults? - Teachers/leaders know and understand the Bible. (BIBLADLT)
TOTAL%
1) Not true451.5
2) Somewhat true97933.5
3) Very true190165.0
Missing541 
TOTAL2925100.0
368) How does the following describe your education programs for adults? - Teachers/leaders have teaching competence. (COMPADLT)
TOTAL%
1) Not true772.7
2) Somewhat true103336.1
3) Very true175261.2
Missing604 
TOTAL2862100.0
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 true29310.5
2) Somewhat true120943.1
3) Very true130146.4
Missing663 
TOTAL2803100.0
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 true1154.1
2) Somewhat true113940.2
3) Very true158155.8
Missing631 
TOTAL2835100.0
371) How does the following describe your education programs for adults? - Space for Christian education is adequate. (SPACADLT)
TOTAL%
1) Not true46615.3
2) Somewhat true80226.3
3) Very true178458.5
Missing414 
TOTAL3052100.0
372) How does the following describe your education programs for adults? - Quality curriculum resources are available. (CURRADLT)
TOTAL%
1) Not true1635.8
2) Somewhat true76026.9
3) Very true190767.4
Missing636 
TOTAL2830100.0
373) How does the following describe your education programs for adults? - Quality multi-media resources are available. (MEDIADLT)
TOTAL%
1) Not true52520.0
2) Somewhat true106040.5
3) Very true103539.5
Missing846 
TOTAL2620100.0
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 true65622.6
2) Somewhat true112338.8
3) Very true111838.6
Missing569 
TOTAL2897100.0
375) How does the following describe your education programs for adults? - The annual education budget is carefully planned. (BDGTADLT)
TOTAL%
1) Not true33012.2
2) Somewhat true92234.2
3) Very true144453.6
Missing770 
TOTAL2696100.0
376) How does the following describe your education programs for adults? - Efforts are made to encourage participation of inactive members. (INACADLT)
TOTAL%
1) Not true57420.2
2) Somewhat true133046.8
3) Very true93633.0
Missing626 
TOTAL2840100.0
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 emphasis1113.5
2) Some emphasis112835.6
3) Strong emphasis192660.9
Missing301 
TOTAL3165100.0
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 emphasis300.9
2) Some emphasis51916.3
3) Strong emphasis264482.8
Missing273 
TOTAL3193100.0
379) How much emphasis is put on the following for education programs for grades 1-6? - Bible memorization. (MEMR16)
TOTAL%
1) No or minor emphasis99232.6
2) Some emphasis139145.8
3) Strong emphasis65721.6
Missing426 
TOTAL3040100.0
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 emphasis78328.8
2) Some emphasis133949.3
3) Strong emphasis59521.9
Missing749 
TOTAL2717100.0
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 emphasis134747.1
2) Some emphasis118841.5
3) Strong emphasis32611.4
Missing605 
TOTAL2861100.0
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 emphasis42213.8
2) Some emphasis159552.1
3) Strong emphasis104334.1
Missing406 
TOTAL3060100.0
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 emphasis2538.2
2) Some emphasis128541.6
3) Strong emphasis155050.2
Missing378 
TOTAL3088100.0
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 emphasis83730.0
2) Some emphasis128746.1
3) Strong emphasis67024.0
Missing672 
TOTAL2794100.0
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 emphasis983.1
2) Some emphasis109835.2
3) Strong emphasis191961.6
Missing351 
TOTAL3115100.0
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 emphasis2267.5
2) Some emphasis130343.4
3) Strong emphasis147049.0
Missing467 
TOTAL2999100.0
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 emphasis95933.2
2) Some emphasis153953.3
3) Strong emphasis38913.5
Missing579 
TOTAL2887100.0
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 emphasis101435.7
2) Some emphasis144951.0
3) Strong emphasis38013.4
Missing623 
TOTAL2843100.0
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 emphasis170560.5
2) Some emphasis94833.6
3) Strong emphasis1675.9
Missing646 
TOTAL2820100.0
390) How much emphasis is put on the following for education programs for grades 1-6? - Peacemaking. (PEAC16)
TOTAL%
1) No or minor emphasis89830.9
2) Some emphasis140548.4
3) Strong emphasis59920.6
Missing564 
TOTAL2902100.0
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 emphasis1615.2
2) Some emphasis120139.1
3) Strong emphasis171155.7
Missing393 
TOTAL3073100.0
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 emphasis124142.4
2) Some emphasis133145.5
3) Strong emphasis35412.1
Missing540 
TOTAL2926100.0
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 emphasis41713.5
2) Some emphasis128641.6
3) Strong emphasis139044.9
Missing373 
TOTAL3093100.0
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 emphasis75325.1
2) Some emphasis156352.1
3) Strong emphasis68322.8
Missing467 
TOTAL2999100.0
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 emphasis117239.5
2) Some emphasis117039.5
3) Strong emphasis62221.0
Missing502 
TOTAL2964100.0
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 emphasis211272.9
2) Some emphasis56819.6
3) Strong emphasis2167.5
Missing570 
TOTAL2896100.0
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 emphasis201069.6
2) Some emphasis64422.3
3) Strong emphasis2358.1
Missing577 
TOTAL2889100.0
398) How much emphasis is put on the following for education programs for grades 1-6? - Informing parents of students' progress. (STPR16)
TOTAL%
1) No or minor emphasis183062.5
2) Some emphasis83828.6
3) Strong emphasis2588.8
Missing540 
TOTAL2926100.0
399) How much emphasis is put on the following for education programs for teenagers? - Developing Bible knowledge. (DEVLTEEN)
TOTAL%
1) No or minor emphasis1826.5
2) Some emphasis109839.0
3) Strong emphasis153354.5
Missing653 
TOTAL2813100.0
400) How much emphasis is put on the following for education programs for teenagers? - Teaching Bible stories. (TECHTEEN)
TOTAL%
1) No or minor emphasis28110.3
2) Some emphasis119343.9
3) Strong emphasis124645.8
Missing746 
TOTAL2720100.0
401) How much emphasis is put on the following for education programs for teenagers? - Bible memorization. (MEMRTEEN)
TOTAL%
1) No or minor emphasis120846.2
2) Some emphasis99538.1
3) Strong emphasis40915.7
Missing854 
TOTAL2612100.0
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 emphasis35814.4
2) Some emphasis117447.3
3) Strong emphasis95138.3
Missing983 
TOTAL2483100.0
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 emphasis70227.1
2) Some emphasis134251.9
3) Strong emphasis54221.0
Missing880 
TOTAL2586100.0
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 emphasis29410.5
2) Some emphasis137549.1
3) Strong emphasis113340.4
Missing664 
TOTAL2802100.0
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 emphasis1154.0
2) Some emphasis87930.3
3) Strong emphasis190665.7
Missing566 
TOTAL2900100.0
406) How much emphasis is put on the following for education programs for teenagers? - Promoting intergenerational contact. (INTRTEEN)
TOTAL%
1) No or minor emphasis67926.5
2) Some emphasis122447.7
3) Strong emphasis66125.8
Missing902 
TOTAL2564100.0
407) How much emphasis is put on the following for education programs for teenagers? - Teaching moral values. (MORLTEEN)
TOTAL%
1) No or minor emphasis843.0
2) Some emphasis86230.4
3) Strong emphasis189466.7
Missing626 
TOTAL2840100.0
408) How much emphasis is put on the following for education programs for teenagers? - Teaching moral decision-making. (DECSTEEN)
TOTAL%
1) No or minor emphasis1334.8
2) Some emphasis90432.6
3) Strong emphasis173562.6
Missing694 
TOTAL2772100.0
409) How much emphasis is put on the following for education programs for teenagers? - Global awareness and understanding. (GAWRTEEN)
TOTAL%
1) No or minor emphasis56821.9
2) Some emphasis146356.3
3) Strong emphasis56621.8
Missing869 
TOTAL2597100.0
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 emphasis70927.9
2) Some emphasis137153.9
3) Strong emphasis46418.2
Missing922 
TOTAL2544100.0
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 emphasis67926.6
2) Some emphasis137153.7
3) Strong emphasis50319.7
Missing913 
TOTAL2553100.0
412) How much emphasis is put on the following for education programs for teenagers? - Peacemaking. (PEACTEEN)
TOTAL%
1) No or minor emphasis56721.8
2) Some emphasis134451.8
3) Strong emphasis68426.4
Missing871 
TOTAL2595100.0
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 emphasis1053.8
2) Some emphasis88231.6
3) Strong emphasis180364.6
Missing676 
TOTAL2790100.0
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 emphasis68626.1
2) Some emphasis143254.4
3) Strong emphasis51319.5
Missing835 
TOTAL2631100.0
415) How much emphasis is put on the following for education programs for teenagers? - Appreciation of religious music. (RELMTEEN)
TOTAL%
1) No or minor emphasis57220.6
2) Some emphasis109439.3
3) Strong emphasis111540.1
Missing685 
TOTAL2781100.0
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 emphasis62823.6
2) Some emphasis134850.8
3) Strong emphasis68025.6
Missing810 
TOTAL2656100.0
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 emphasis90534.0
2) Some emphasis112242.2
3) Strong emphasis63223.8
Missing807 
TOTAL2659100.0
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 emphasis191171.8
2) Some emphasis52919.9
3) Strong emphasis2228.3
Missing804 
TOTAL2662100.0
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 emphasis180568.2
2) Some emphasis59322.4
3) Strong emphasis2489.4
Missing820 
TOTAL2646100.0
420) How much emphasis is put on the following for education programs for teenagers? - Informing parents of students' progress. (STPRTEEN)
TOTAL%
1) No or minor emphasis168164.6
2) Some emphasis68926.5
3) Strong emphasis2328.9
Missing864 
TOTAL2602100.0
421) How much emphasis is put on the following for education programs for adults - Developing Bible knowledge. (DEVLADLT)
TOTAL%
1) No or minor emphasis963.2
2) Some emphasis78826.4
3) Strong emphasis210670.4
Missing476 
TOTAL2990100.0
422) How much emphasis is put on the following for education programs for adults - Teaching Bible stories. (TECHADLT)
TOTAL%
1) No or minor emphasis37413.3
2) Some emphasis116041.1
3) Strong emphasis128845.6
Missing644 
TOTAL2822100.0
423) How much emphasis is put on the following for education programs for adults - Bible memorization. (MEMRADLT)
TOTAL%
1) No or minor emphasis162861.2
2) Some emphasis75928.5
3) Strong emphasis27410.3
Missing805 
TOTAL2661100.0
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 emphasis2128.0
2) Some emphasis97636.9
3) Strong emphasis146055.1
Missing818 
TOTAL2648100.0
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 emphasis50018.5
2) Some emphasis135950.3
3) Strong emphasis84331.2
Missing764 
TOTAL2702100.0
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 emphasis2548.8
2) Some emphasis125243.2
3) Strong emphasis139348.1
Missing567 
TOTAL2899100.0
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 emphasis1143.8
2) Some emphasis93531.3
3) Strong emphasis193664.9
Missing481 
TOTAL2985100.0
428) How much emphasis is put on the following for education programs for adults - Promoting intergenerational contact. (INTRADLT)
TOTAL%
1) No or minor emphasis65924.9
2) Some emphasis120845.6
3) Strong emphasis78329.5
Missing816 
TOTAL2650100.0
429) How much emphasis is put on the following for education programs for adults - Teaching moral values. (MORLADLT)
TOTAL%
1) No or minor emphasis1906.6
2) Some emphasis104636.5
3) Strong emphasis163356.9
Missing597 
TOTAL2869100.0
430) How much emphasis is put on the following for education programs for adults - Teaching moral decision-making. (DECSADLT)
TOTAL%
1) No or minor emphasis2087.4
2) Some emphasis106637.9
3) Strong emphasis153554.6
Missing657 
TOTAL2809100.0
431) How much emphasis is put on the following for education programs for adults - Global awareness and understanding. (GWARADLT)
TOTAL%
1) No or minor emphasis41314.9
2) Some emphasis139750.5
3) Strong emphasis95534.5
Missing701 
TOTAL2765100.0
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 emphasis64524.1
2) Some emphasis135450.5
3) Strong emphasis68125.4
Missing786 
TOTAL2680100.0
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 emphasis43115.6
2) Some emphasis136049.2
3) Strong emphasis97635.3
Missing699 
TOTAL2767100.0
434) How much emphasis is put on the following for education programs for adults - Peacemaking. (PEACADLT)
TOTAL%
1) No or minor emphasis51418.7
2) Some emphasis133548.6
3) Strong emphasis89932.7
Missing718 
TOTAL2748100.0
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 emphasis692.3
2) Some emphasis80427.3
3) Strong emphasis207770.4
Missing516 
TOTAL2950100.0
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 emphasis58621.0
2) Some emphasis143051.3
3) Strong emphasis77027.6
Missing680 
TOTAL2786100.0
437) How much emphasis is put on the following for education programs for adults - Appreciation of religious music. (RELMADLT)
TOTAL%
1) No or minor emphasis49017.0
2) Some emphasis100234.8
3) Strong emphasis138448.1
Missing590 
TOTAL2876100.0
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 emphasis67324.5
2) Some emphasis130547.6
3) Strong emphasis76627.9
Missing722 
TOTAL2744100.0
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) Never29712.3
1) Once30412.6
2) Twice39116.2
3) 3 or 4 times72930.3
4) 5 times or more68628.5
Missing1059 
TOTAL2407100.0
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) Never93730.1
1) Once81226.1
2) Twice69922.4
3) 3 or 4 times51416.5
4) 5 times or more1555.0
Missing349 
TOTAL3117100.0
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) Never42212.8
1) Once163949.6
2) Twice75522.9
3) 3 or 4 times34210.4
4) 5 times or more1464.4
Missing162 
TOTAL3304100.0
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) Never70522.2
1) Once73923.3
2) Twice55317.4
3) 3 or 4 times61319.3
4) 5 times or more56017.7
Missing296 
TOTAL3170100.0
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) Never66521.1
1) Once66221.0
2) Twice52616.7
3) 3 or 4 times66721.1
4) 5 times or more63620.2
Missing310 
TOTAL3156100.0
444) How many times in the last year has the following occurred in your church? - Teachers gathering for own spiritual formation. (OCCRSPIR)
TOTAL%
0) Never192866.4
1) Once37813.0
2) Twice2388.2
3) 3 or 4 times2027.0
4) 5 times or more1595.5
Missing561 
TOTAL2905100.0
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) Never226877.6
1) Once34211.7
2) Twice1444.9
3) 3 or 4 times1033.5
4) 5 times or more662.3
Missing543 
TOTAL2923100.0
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) Never248181.8
1) Once34411.3
2) Twice1163.8
3) 3 or 4 times652.1
4) 5 times or more260.9
Missing434 
TOTAL3032100.0
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) Never193567.1
1) Once40314.0
2) Twice2649.2
3) 3 or 4 times1926.7
4) 5 times or more883.1
Missing584 
TOTAL2882100.0
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) Never57721.6
1) Once46917.5
2) Twice48418.1
3) 3 or 4 times58321.8
4) 5 times or more56121.0
Missing792 
TOTAL2674100.0
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) Never65023.7
1) Once75527.6
2) Twice59221.6
3) 3 or 4 times46517.0
4) 5 times or more27610.1
Missing728 
TOTAL2738100.0
450) How many times in the last year has the following occurred in your church? - Teenage program receiving a thoughtful evaluation. (OCCRTEVL)
TOTAL%
0) Never59323.6
1) Once61824.6
2) Twice54021.5
3) 3 or 4 times46518.5
4) 5 times or more29811.9
Missing952 
TOTAL2514100.0
451) How many times in the last year has the following occurred in your church? - Adult program receiving a thoughtful evaluation. (OCCRAEVL)
TOTAL%
0) Never71629.9
1) Once59124.7
2) Twice45018.8
3) 3 or 4 times40717.0
4) 5 times or more2279.5
Missing1075 
TOTAL2391100.0
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) Never133845.4
1) Once52918.0
2) Twice39513.4
3) 3 or 4 times38613.1
4) 5 times or more29810.1
Missing520 
TOTAL2946100.0
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) Never150349.4
1) Once74024.3
2) Twice40213.2
3) 3 or 4 times2538.3
4) 5 times or more1464.8
Missing422 
TOTAL3044100.0
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) Never173762.3
1) Once50718.2
2) Twice2529.0
3) 3 or 4 times1906.8
4) 5 times or more1013.6
Missing679 
TOTAL2787100.0
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) Never130850.6
1) Once59122.9
2) Twice29711.5
3) 3 or 4 times2559.9
4) 5 times or more1335.1
Missing882 
TOTAL2584100.0
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) Never129451.0
1) Once63224.9
2) Twice28511.2
3) 3 or 4 times2238.8
4) 5 times or more1044.1
Missing928 
TOTAL2538100.0
457) How many times in the last year has the following occurred in your church? - Teachers evaluated. (OCCRTEVA)
TOTAL%
0) Never220881.8
1) Once27110.0
2) Twice1184.4
3) 3 or 4 times602.2
4) 5 times or more431.6
Missing766 
TOTAL2700100.0
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) Never45814.3
1) Once43513.6
2) Twice44013.8
3) 3 or 4 times56417.6
4) 5 times or more130040.7
Missing269 
TOTAL3197100.0
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) Never40612.8
1) Once70722.3
2) Twice61219.3
3) 3 or 4 times61519.4
4) 5 times or more83026.2
Missing296 
TOTAL3170100.0
460) In your view, does your denomination produce quality resources, training, and support for Christian education? (SUPPCHED)
TOTAL%
1) Yes234379.0
3) No62421.0
Missing499 
TOTAL2967100.0
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) Yes175676.0
3) No55424.0
Missing1156 
TOTAL2310100.0
462) Does your church have a brochure describing its Christian education program? (BROCCHED)
TOTAL%
1) Yes71227.7
3) No185972.3
Missing895 
TOTAL2571100.0
463) Does your church do a good job of publicizing its Christian education program to members? (PUBCHRED)
TOTAL%
1) Yes197364.5
3) No108635.5
Missing407 
TOTAL3059100.0
464) Does your church do a good job of publicizing its Christian education program to your local community? (PUBCHEDL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes74027.2
3) No198572.8
Missing741 
TOTAL2725100.0
465) Are children or youth rewarded for good attendance? (GOODATTN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes178459.3
3) No122540.7
Missing457 
TOTAL3009100.0
466) Are attendance records for children kept? (CHLDATTN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes294691.7
3) No2668.3
Missing254 
TOTAL3212100.0
467) Are attendance records for teenagers kept? (TEENATTN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes230783.6
3) No45316.4
Missing706 
TOTAL2760100.0
468) Does your church have a clear mission or purpose statement for the Christian education of children? (CLRMISSC)
TOTAL%
1) Yes140964.1
3) No78935.9
Missing1268 
TOTAL2198100.0
469) Does your church have a clear mission or purpose statement for the Christian education of teenagers? (CLRMISST)
TOTAL%
1) Yes122159.8
3) No82240.2
Missing1423 
TOTAL2043100.0
470) Does your church have a clear mission or purpose statement for the Christian education of adults? (CLRMISSA)
TOTAL%
1) Yes121959.6
3) No82640.4
Missing1421 
TOTAL2045100.0
471) Does your church have clearly stated learning objectives for children? (LEAROBJC)
TOTAL%
1) Yes122650.8
3) No118849.2
Missing1052 
TOTAL2414100.0
472) Does your church have clearly stated learning objectives for teenagers? (LEAROBJT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes103746.9
3) No117453.1
Missing1255 
TOTAL2211100.0
473) Does your church have clearly stated learning objectives for adults? (LEAROBJA)
TOTAL%
1) Yes90842.0
3) No125358.0
Missing1305 
TOTAL2161100.0
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 problem1895.7
2) A somewhat major problem65219.7
3) A minor problem193158.2
4) No problem54516.4
Missing149 
TOTAL3317100.0
475) In promoting effective Christian education, how much of a problem is the following - Parent disinterest. (PROBPRDS)
TOTAL%
1) A major problem56517.1
2) A somewhat major problem97429.4
3) A minor problem117835.6
4) No problem59317.9
Missing156 
TOTAL3310100.0
476) In promoting effective Christian education, how much of a problem is the following - Adult disinterest in adult education. (PROBDISN)
TOTAL%
1) A major problem53016.1
2) A somewhat major problem96629.4
3) A minor problem110733.7
4) No problem68220.8
Missing181 
TOTAL3285100.0
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 problem87026.0
2) A somewhat major problem109932.9
3) A minor problem103330.9
4) No problem34110.2
Missing123 
TOTAL3343100.0
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 problem1344.1
2) A somewhat major problem52516.0
3) A minor problem142743.5
4) No problem119136.3
Missing189 
TOTAL3277100.0
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 problem38312.0
2) A somewhat major problem84526.5
3) A minor problem130340.9
4) No problem65320.5
Missing282 
TOTAL3184100.0
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 problem2788.5
2) A somewhat major problem68120.9
3) A minor problem116335.7
4) No problem113534.8
Missing209 
TOTAL3257100.0
481) In promoting effective Christian education, how much of a problem is the following - Children's busy schedules. (PROBCSCH)
TOTAL%
1) A major problem32910.2
2) A somewhat major problem79524.6
3) A minor problem139343.1
4) No problem71222.1
Missing237 
TOTAL3229100.0
482) In promoting effective Christian education, how much of a problem is the following - Teenagers' busy schedules. (PROBTSCH)
TOTAL%
1) A major problem72822.9
2) A somewhat major problem105533.2
3) A minor problem106033.4
4) No problem33010.4
Missing293 
TOTAL3173100.0
483) In promoting effective Christian education, how much of a problem is the following - Adults' busy schedules. (PROBASCH)
TOTAL%
1) A major problem77223.9
2) A somewhat major problem111034.4
3) A minor problem102131.6
4) No problem32410.0
Missing239 
TOTAL3227100.0
484) In promoting effective Christian education, how much of a problem is the following - The Christian education budget. (PROBCBUD)
TOTAL%
1) A major problem1765.5
2) A somewhat major problem43013.4
3) A minor problem113035.2
4) No problem147545.9
Missing255 
TOTAL3211100.0
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 problem1434.4
2) A somewhat major problem33310.3
3) A minor problem96729.8
4) No problem179955.5
Missing224 
TOTAL3242100.0
486) In promoting effective Christian education, how much of a problem is the following - Rapid turnover for teachers. (PROBTURN)
TOTAL%
1) A major problem1504.6
2) A somewhat major problem38311.9
3) A minor problem118536.7
4) No problem151446.8
Missing234 
TOTAL3232100.0
487) In promoting effective Christian education, how much of a problem is the following - Teacher preparation for classes. (PROBPREP)
TOTAL%
1) A major problem872.7
2) A somewhat major problem3119.6
3) A minor problem119836.9
4) No problem164750.8
Missing223 
TOTAL3243100.0
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 problem1083.8
2) A somewhat major problem1816.3
3) A minor problem44715.6
4) No problem212374.3
Missing607 
TOTAL2859100.0
489) In promoting effective Christian education, how much of a problem is the following - Teacher competence. (PROBCOMP)
TOTAL%
1) A major problem591.8
2) A somewhat major problem2327.1
3) A minor problem112134.2
4) No problem186756.9
Missing187 
TOTAL3279100.0
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 problem2769.3
2) A somewhat major problem37312.6
3) A minor problem75025.4
4) No problem155852.7
Missing509 
TOTAL2957100.0
491) In promoting effective Christian education, how much of a problem is the following - Support by congregation for Christian education. (PROBCONG)
TOTAL%
1) A major problem1765.4
2) A somewhat major problem44613.6
3) A minor problem98130.0
4) No problem166651.0
Missing197 
TOTAL3269100.0
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 problem45213.6
2) A somewhat major problem84725.5
3) A minor problem148044.6
4) No problem54216.3
Missing145 
TOTAL3321100.0
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 all128138.8
2) A little54816.6
3) Somewhat75923.0
4) Quite a bit49815.1
5) A great deal2176.6
Missing163 
TOTAL3303100.0
494) Do you refer to yourself as a born-again Christian? (BRNAGNCH)
TOTAL%
1) Yes116834.4
2) I'm not sure2256.6
3) No200058.9
Missing73 
TOTAL3393100.0
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) Yes56016.5
2) I'm not sure70820.9
3) No212262.6
Missing76 
TOTAL3390100.0
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) Yes144942.8
2) I'm not sure103130.5
3) No90426.7
Missing82 
TOTAL3384100.0
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) Yes161947.9
2) I'm not sure107431.8
3) No68720.3
Missing86 
TOTAL3380100.0
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 church952.9
2) Minor emphasis in my church2908.9
3) Some emphasis in my church74422.9
4) Moderate emphasis in my church99330.5
5) Strong emphasis in my church113434.8
Missing210 
TOTAL3256100.0
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 church34010.6
2) Minor emphasis in my church82525.7
3) Some emphasis in my church99531.0
4) Moderate emphasis in my church66920.9
5) Strong emphasis in my church37711.8
Missing260 
TOTAL3206100.0
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 church2878.9
2) Minor emphasis in my church67020.9
3) Some emphasis in my church101131.5
4) Moderate emphasis in my church71122.2
5) Strong emphasis in my church53016.5
Missing257 
TOTAL3209100.0
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 church117236.8
2) Minor emphasis in my church109934.5
3) Some emphasis in my church57217.9
4) Moderate emphasis in my church2548.0
5) Strong emphasis in my church902.8
Missing279 
TOTAL3187100.0
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 church50815.9
2) Minor emphasis in my church78624.6
3) Some emphasis in my church86126.9
4) Moderate emphasis in my church65020.3
5) Strong emphasis in my church39612.4
Missing265 
TOTAL3201100.0
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 church1835.8
2) Minor emphasis in my church34310.8
3) Some emphasis in my church82826.0
4) Moderate emphasis in my church93529.4
5) Strong emphasis in my church89328.1
Missing284 
TOTAL3182100.0
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 church37111.8
2) Minor emphasis in my church76124.2
3) Some emphasis in my church99431.6
4) Moderate emphasis in my church66821.2
5) Strong emphasis in my church35011.1
Missing322 
TOTAL3144100.0
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 church2618.3
2) Minor emphasis in my church51416.4
3) Some emphasis in my church98431.4
4) Moderate emphasis in my church81426.0
5) Strong emphasis in my church55817.8
Missing335 
TOTAL3131100.0
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 church89428.7
2) Minor emphasis in my church100332.2
3) Some emphasis in my church75424.2
4) Moderate emphasis in my church34811.2
5) Strong emphasis in my church1183.8
Missing349 
TOTAL3117100.0
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 church42513.6
2) Minor emphasis in my church57918.6
3) Some emphasis in my church86527.7
4) Moderate emphasis in my church80425.8
5) Strong emphasis in my church44514.3
Missing348 
TOTAL3118100.0
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 church1394.3
2) Minor emphasis in my church34810.8
3) Some emphasis in my church77724.2
4) Moderate emphasis in my church97430.3
5) Strong emphasis in my church97330.3
Missing255 
TOTAL3211100.0
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 church32710.3
2) Minor emphasis in my church73323.0
3) Some emphasis in my church97930.7
4) Moderate emphasis in my church71822.6
5) Strong emphasis in my church42713.4
Missing282 
TOTAL3184100.0
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 church1966.2
2) Minor emphasis in my church45114.2
3) Some emphasis in my church91828.9
4) Moderate emphasis in my church91628.9
5) Strong emphasis in my church69421.9
Missing291 
TOTAL3175100.0
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 church75724.0
2) Minor emphasis in my church91629.1
3) Some emphasis in my church78524.9
4) Moderate emphasis in my church47315.0
5) Strong emphasis in my church2217.0
Missing314 
TOTAL3152100.0
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 church34510.9
2) Minor emphasis in my church45714.4
3) Some emphasis in my church83226.2
4) Moderate emphasis in my church92629.1
5) Strong emphasis in my church61819.4
Missing288 
TOTAL3178100.0
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 instruction136641.6
2) Faith community32810.0
3) Spiritual development100530.6
4) Liberation501.5
5) Interpretation46514.2
6) None692.1
Missing183 
TOTAL3283100.0
514) Which of the five approaches to Christian education defined previously do you feel you know quite a bit about? (KNOWMOST)
TOTAL%
1) Religious instruction71631.0
2) Faith community1908.2
3) Spiritual development55023.8
4) Liberation582.5
5) Interpretation23910.3
6) None55724.1
Missing1156 
TOTAL2310100.0
515) Which of the five approaches to Christian education defined previously would you like to learn more about? (LIKTOLRN)
TOTAL%
1) Religious instruction43418.3
2) Faith community25110.6
3) Spiritual development73831.1
4) Liberation2249.5
5) Interpretation50221.2
6) None2219.3
Missing1096 
TOTAL2370100.0
516) Which one of the five approaches to Christian education defined previously do you wish your church emphasized more? (CHREMPMT)
TOTAL%
1) Religious instruction43516.9
2) Faith community25810.0
3) Spiritual development90435.0
4) Liberation1475.7
5) Interpretation37514.5
6) None46117.9
Missing886 
TOTAL2580100.0
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 this65519.5
2) A little like this72521.6
3) Somewhat like this70020.8
4) Quite a bit like this67520.1
5) Very much like this60518.0
Missing106 
TOTAL3360100.0
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 this64419.2
2) A little like this104931.2
3) Somewhat like this90727.0
4) Quite a bit like this54516.2
5) Very much like this2136.3
Missing108 
TOTAL3358100.0
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 this2397.1
2) A little like this74322.2
3) Somewhat like this89026.5
4) Quite a bit like this94528.2
5) Very much like this53716.0
Missing112 
TOTAL3354100.0
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 this177052.9
2) A little like this88426.4
3) Somewhat like this41312.3
4) Quite a bit like this1875.6
5) Very much like this952.8
Missing117 
TOTAL3349100.0
521) How many years have you taught or led Christian education classes or programs in this church? (YRSLED)
TOTAL%
1) 157317.1
2) 242612.7
3) 3-591527.3
4) 6-1061618.4
5) 11-153069.1
6) 16 or more51215.3
Missing118 
TOTAL3348100.0
522) How many hours per week do you spend doing Christian education work for your church (including teaching, meetings, supervising, etc.)? (HRSFORCH)
TOTAL%
1) 191527.7
2) 2115234.9
3) 364319.5
4) 42918.8
5) 5-92236.7
6) 10 or more802.4
Missing162 
TOTAL3304100.0
523) On the average, about how much time do you spend preparing for a Christian education class? (PREPTIME)
TOTAL%
1) No preparation time1143.4
2) 15 minutes or less2397.2
3) 16-30 minutes74422.4
4) 31-60 minutes102130.7
5) 1-2 hours81024.4
6) More than 2 hours39611.9
Missing142 
TOTAL3324100.0
524) How interested would you be in each of the following? - Learning more about faith development (LRNFTHDV)
TOTAL%
1) I am not interested in this.1033.1
2) I am slightly interested in this.40212.0
3) I am somewhat interested in this.84325.1
4) I am interested in this.126537.7
5) I am very interested in this.74322.1
Missing110 
TOTAL3356100.0
525) How interested would you be in each of the following? - Learning more about moral education and moral development (LRNMORDV)
TOTAL%
1) I am not interested in this.1755.2
2) I am slightly interested in this.55816.7
3) I am somewhat interested in this.94828.3
4) I am interested in this.112633.7
5) I am very interested in this.53916.1
Missing120 
TOTAL3346100.0
526) How interested would you be in each of the following? - Learning more about parent education (LRNPARED)
TOTAL%
1) I am not interested in this.35210.6
2) I am slightly interested in this.52715.8
3) I am somewhat interested in this.82824.9
4) I am interested in this.99429.9
5) I am very interested in this.62718.8
Missing138 
TOTAL3328100.0
527) How interested would you be in each of the following? - Better Christian education planning in my church (LRNXNPL)
TOTAL%
1) I am not interested in this.1263.8
2) I am slightly interested in this.37511.2
3) I am somewhat interested in this.81624.4
4) I am interested in this.122336.6
5) I am very interested in this.79823.9
Missing128 
TOTAL3338100.0
528) How interested would you be in each of the following? - Learning more about the Bible (LRNBIB)
TOTAL%
1) I am not interested in this.381.1
2) I am slightly interested in this.1243.7
3) I am somewhat interested in this.41412.4
4) I am interested in this.123036.9
5) I am very interested in this.153045.9
Missing130 
TOTAL3336100.0
529) How interested would you be in each of the following? - Learning more about my denomination's theology, traditions, and history (LRNDENOM)
TOTAL%
1) I am not interested in this.1955.8
2) I am slightly interested in this.52815.7
3) I am somewhat interested in this.89526.7
4) I am interested in this.102430.5
5) I am very interested in this.71121.2
Missing113 
TOTAL3353100.0
530) How interested would you be in each of the following? - Learning how to evaluate my work as a Christian educator (LRNEVAL)
TOTAL%
1) I am not interested in this.2306.9
2) I am slightly interested in this.48114.4
3) I am somewhat interested in this.90527.1
4) I am interested in this.107232.1
5) I am very interested in this.65019.5
Missing128 
TOTAL3338100.0
531) How interested would you be in each of the following? - Getting more help on teaching techniques (LRNTEACH)
TOTAL%
1) I am not interested in this.2577.7
2) I am slightly interested in this.46313.9
3) I am somewhat interested in this.78323.5
4) I am interested in this.109232.8
5) I am very interested in this.73922.2
Missing132 
TOTAL3334100.0
532) How interested would you be in each of the following? - Learning more about creative and innovative approaches to Christian education (LRNCREAD)
TOTAL%
1) I am not interested in this.1394.2
2) I am slightly interested in this.34310.3
3) I am somewhat interested in this.71721.5
4) I am interested in this.124037.2
5) I am very interested in this.89826.9
Missing129 
TOTAL3337100.0
533) How interested would you be in each of the following? - Finding better curriculum materials (LRNMTRLS)
TOTAL%
1) I am not interested in this.3299.9
2) I am slightly interested in this.44513.4
3) I am somewhat interested in this.80924.3
4) I am interested in this.97829.4
5) I am very interested in this.76222.9
Missing143 
TOTAL3323100.0
534) How interested would you be in each of the following? - More teacher training events (LRNTEVNT)
TOTAL%
1) I am not interested in this.33010.0
2) I am slightly interested in this.59017.9
3) I am somewhat interested in this.90527.4
4) I am interested in this.89927.2
5) I am very interested in this.57617.5
Missing166 
TOTAL3300100.0
535) How interested would you be in each of the following? - More discussion about Christian education goals and methods with other teachers (LRNMETH)
TOTAL%
1) I am not interested in this.2798.4
2) I am slightly interested in this.60518.1
3) I am somewhat interested in this.92327.7
4) I am interested in this.97029.1
5) I am very interested in this.56116.8
Missing128 
TOTAL3338100.0
536) For each of the following, indicate how true it is for your church. - There is much informal interaction among children and adults. (INFINTKD)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all true1795.4
2) Slightly true68420.5
3) Somewhat true103030.9
4) True98729.6
5) Very true45613.7
Missing130 
TOTAL3336100.0
537) For each of the following, indicate how true it is for your church. - If someone misses church, nearly everyone knows it (MISSCHCH)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all true58417.3
2) Slightly true81124.0
3) Somewhat true80123.7
4) True70420.9
5) Very true47514.1
Missing91 
TOTAL3375100.0
538) For each of the following, indicate how true it is for your church. - The pastor knows the names of most teenagers and adults (PSTRKNOW)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all true1564.6
2) Slightly true2417.2
3) Somewhat true42312.6
4) True107131.8
5) Very true147743.9
Missing98 
TOTAL3368100.0
539) For each of the following, indicate how true it is for your church. - Children often accompany their parents to church meetings (KIDSMTNG)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all true58317.4
2) Slightly true88626.4
3) Somewhat true85625.5
4) True66719.9
5) Very true36610.9
Missing108 
TOTAL3358100.0
540) For each of the following, indicate how true it is for your church. - In your church, everyone knows each other (KNOWALL)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all true3109.2
2) Slightly true35910.7
3) Somewhat true98729.3
4) True89426.6
5) Very true81524.2
Missing101 
TOTAL3365100.0
541) For each of the following, indicate how true it is for your church. - Nearly everyone is involved in some way in helping out at our church (ALLINVOL)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all true54316.1
2) Slightly true74922.2
3) Somewhat true103730.8
4) True68420.3
5) Very true35910.6
Missing94 
TOTAL3372100.0
542) For each of the following, indicate how true it is for your church. - If one of our families needs help, word quickly spreads throughout our church (MEETNEED)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all true1143.4
2) Slightly true42712.7
3) Somewhat true71521.2
4) True117534.9
5) Very true93727.8
Missing98 
TOTAL3368100.0
543) For each of the following, indicate how true it is for your church. - In any given month, most of our members will have contributed to a worship service by ushering, singing, reading, greeting, cleaning, counting, or preparing (ALLCONTR)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all true69220.5
2) Slightly true75822.5
3) Somewhat true90326.8
4) True62218.4
5) Very true39911.8
Missing92 
TOTAL3374100.0
544) Answer the following questions only if one or your responsibilities is teaching a Sunday morning church school or Sunday school class. If you do teach such a class on Sunday morning, mark one of these to indicate which level. (WHATLVL)
TOTAL%
1) Kindergarten and/or pre-kindergarten52219.4
2) 1st grade923.4
3) 2nd grade662.4
4) 3rd grade853.2
5) 4th grade792.9
6) 5th grade552.0
7) 6th grade552.0
8) Combination of 2 or more grades between 1st and 3rd grades27010.0
9) Combination of 2 or more grades between 4th and 6th grades2589.6
10) Combination of 4 or more grades between 1st and 6th grades572.1
11) 7th, 8th, 9th grade or a combination2188.1
12) 10th, 11th, 12th grade or a combination953.5
13) Combination of 4 or more grades between 7th and 12th grade1214.5
14) Adults57221.2
15) Adults and youth together200.7
16) Some other combination1294.8
Missing772 
TOTAL2694100.0
545) About what percent of people who could come to your class actually come on an average Sunday? (If, for example, you teach 2nd grade and your church has 20 second graders but about 10 come each week, then your answer is 50%. If you teach an adult class and your church has 200 adult members and about 20 come, then your answer is 10%. If you teach 6th grade in a church that has several 6th grade classes, then what percent of those scheduled for your class usually come?) (WHOCOMES)
TOTAL%
1) Less than 10%1766.0
2) 10%1254.2
3) 20%1424.8
4) 30%2418.2
5) 40%2087.1
6) 50%50217.0
7) 60%37412.7
8) 70%43814.9
9) 80%40713.8
10) 90%2729.2
11) 100%632.1
Missing518 
TOTAL2948100.0
546) About what percent of the people who come to your class on Sunday morning also go to some or all of a Sunday morning worship service? (CLASSWRS)
TOTAL%
1) Less than 10%1043.5
2) 10%1966.7
3) 20%1254.2
4) 30%1725.8
5) 40%1374.7
6) 50%30510.4
7) 60%1465.0
8) 70%1615.5
9) 80%30510.4
10) 90%51917.6
11) 100%77326.3
Missing523 
TOTAL2943100.0
547) Overall, how would you rate your performance as a teacher? (PERFORM)
TOTAL%
1) Poor431.3
2) Fair41912.8
3) Satisfactory119536.6
4) Good145244.5
5) Excellent1524.7
Missing205 
TOTAL3261100.0
548) I-SEX: Are you male or female (for use with on-line analysis)? (I-SEX)
TOTAL%
1) Male79723.2
2) Female263376.8
Missing36 
TOTAL3430100.0
549) I-RACE: How do you describe yourself (recoded for use with on-line analysis)? (I-RACE)
TOTAL%
1) Asian/Paci80.2
2) Black611.8
3) Latino/His290.9
4) White326796.0
5) Other381.1
Missing63 
TOTAL3403100.0
550) 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) Single2166.5
2) Married253376.3
3) Divorced35610.7
4) Widowed1795.4
5) Other341.0
Missing148 
TOTAL3318100.0
551) I-INCOME: ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE 18 YEARS OR ELDER: How much did your family or household earn in 1987 (recoded for use with on-line analysis)? (I-INCOME)
TOTAL%
1) <$16,00044313.7
2) $16001-25K60518.7
3) $25001-38K81825.3
4) $38001-75K114435.4
5) >$75,0002236.9
Missing233 
TOTAL3233100.0
552) 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) 822.5
2) High schl132341.1
3) Voc schl2176.7
4) College101031.4
5) Grad degr58818.3
Missing246 
TOTAL3220100.0