National Congregations Study Switzerland, Cumulative Dataset (1998, 2006, and 2008)

Data Archive > International Surveys and Data > Single Nation Surveys > Codebook


All frequencies are raw numbers (no weights used).
1) Case ID (CASEID) (CASEID)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL37803988.7264314
2) Four-digit year of data collection (YEAR) (YEAR)
TOTAL%
1998) 123432.6
2006) 150639.8
2008) 104027.5
TOTAL3780100.0
3) Categories that are comparable with the USA (TRAD7_C) (TRAD7_C)
TOTAL%
1) Catholic92224.4
2) Mainline Protestant95725.3
3) Evangelical96325.5
4) Pentecostal2516.6
5) Other Christian3599.5
6) Jewish631.7
7) Non-Christian2657.0
TOTAL3780100.0
4) Number of months respondent has been actively involved with congregation (RTENURE) (RTENURE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL2546141.291137
5) In what year was your congregation officially founded? (FOUNDED) (FOUNDED)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL37801812.473425
6) Is your congregation formally affiliated with a denomination, convention, or some similar kind of association? (HAVEDEN) (HAVEDEN)
TOTAL%
-2) Don't know10.0
1) Yes336188.9
2) No41811.1
TOTAL3780100.0
7) What type of building does your congregation currently use for the primary worship service? (BLDGTYPE_C) (BLDGTYPE)
TOTAL%
-2) Don't know40.1
-1) Refused30.1
1) Church, synagogue, temple, or mosque330187.4
2) School, storefront, or other46812.4
Missing4 
TOTAL3776100.0
8) Does this building belong to your congregation, or does it belong to another group that loans or rents space to you? (OWNBLDG) (OWNBLDG)
TOTAL%
-3) All other missing data140.4
-2) Don't know20.1
-1) Refused50.1
1) Belongs to congregation or denomination321491.2
2) Belongs to another group2898.2
Missing256 
TOTAL3524100.0
9) How many persons would you say are associated in any way with the religious life of this congregation--counting both adults and children, counting both regular and irregular participants, counting both official or registered members and also participating nonmembers. What is the total number of persons associated with this congregation to any degree at all? (NUMTOTAL) (NUMTOTAL)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL37801757.3644627
10) How many persons--counting both adults and children--would you say regularly participate in the religious life of your congregation--whether or not they are officially members of your congregation? (NUMREGLR) (NUMREGLR)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL3780782.7971615
11) How many adults--people 18 years or older--would you say regularly participate in the religious life of your congregation? (NUMADLTS) (NUMADLTS)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL3780539.6561136
12) Has your [increase/decrease] been ten percent or more since two years ago, or less than ten percent? (CHANGE) (CHANGE)
TOTAL%
-2) Don't know100.4
-1) Refused150.6
1) Decreased more than 10 percent1315.1
2) Decreased less than 10 percent2078.1
3) Remained about the same110543.4
4) Increased less than 10 percent39515.5
5) Increased more than 10 percent68326.8
Missing1234 
TOTAL2546100.0
13) Is there one person who is the head or senior clergy person or religious leader in your congregation? (CLERGONE) (CLERGONE)
TOTAL%
-3) All other missing data10.0
-2) Don't know10.0
-1) Refused10.0
1) Yes353993.6
2) No2386.3
TOTAL3780100.0
14) Is this person male or female (CLERGSEX) (CLERGSEX)
TOTAL%
-3) All other missing data952.6
-2) Don't know10.0
-1) Refused30.1
1) Male333989.7
2) Female2867.7
Missing56 
TOTAL3724100.0
15) How old [are you/is this person]? (CLERGAGE) (CLERGAGE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL372349.63115
16) For how many years have/has [you/this person] been the head or senior clergy person or religious leader? (CLERYEAR_C) (CLERYEAR)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL37248.0999
17) [Have you/Has this person] graduated from a seminary or theological school? (CLERGRAD) (CLERGRAD)
TOTAL%
-3) All other missing data923.6
-2) Don't know50.2
-1) Refused70.3
1) Yes192075.4
2) No52220.5
Missing1234 
TOTAL2546100.0
18) [Were you/was this person] a member or regular participant in this congregation before becoming the leader of the congregation? (CLERPART) (CLERPART)
TOTAL%
-3) All other missing data953.7
-2) Don't know40.2
-1) Refused40.2
1) Yes55421.8
2) No188974.2
Missing1234 
TOTAL2546100.0
19) [Are you/Is this person] paid for [your/his/her] work in this congregation? (CLERPAID) (CLERPAID)
TOTAL%
-3) All other missing data963.8
-2) Don't know10.0
-1) Refused20.1
1) Yes204180.2
2) No40615.9
Missing1234 
TOTAL2546100.0
20) Does the head or senior clergy work full-time at this congregation? (CLERFT_C) (CLERFT_C)
TOTAL%
-3) All other missing data953.7
-2) Don't know10.0
1) Yes174068.3
2) No71027.9
Missing1234 
TOTAL2546100.0
21) [Do you/Does this person] serve another congregation besides this one? (OTHCONG) (OTHCONG)
TOTAL%
-3) All other missing data953.7
-2) Don't know30.1
-1) Refused10.0
1) Yes52520.6
2) No192275.5
Missing1234 
TOTAL2546100.0
22) To do strategic planning or discuss the future goals of your congregation? (STRGPLAN) (STRGPLAN)
TOTAL%
-3) All other missing data421.6
-2) Don't know30.1
-1) Refused20.1
1) Yes223187.6
2) No26810.5
Missing1234 
TOTAL2546100.0
23) Including [you/the leader we've been talking about], how many people currently work in this congregation as a full-time paid staff? (FTSTAFF) (FTSTAFF)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL37805.96216
24) Of the [NUMBER FROM FTSTAFF] full-time paid staff people in this congregation, again including [you/the leader we've been talking about], how many would be considered ministerial or other religious staff, such as you ministers, other pastors, pastoral counselors, directors of religious education, music ministers, and so on? Please do not count secretaries, janitors, school teachers, or other full-time employees not primarily engaged in religious work. (MINSTAFF) (MINSTAFF)
TOTAL%
-3) All other missing data150.6
-2) Don't know20.1
-1) Refused40.2
0) 077430.4
1) 186433.9
2) 228911.4
3) 31676.6
4) 41074.2
5) 5662.6
6) 6431.7
7) 7471.8
8) 8371.5
9) 9210.8
10) 10210.8
11) 11150.6
12) 12150.6
13) 1370.3
14) 1470.3
15) 1590.4
16) 1620.1
17) 1720.1
18) 1830.1
20) 2060.2
22) 2220.1
25) 2580.3
26) 2620.1
27) 2710.0
30) 3040.2
32) 3210.0
35) 3520.1
42) 4210.0
45) 4510.0
50) 5010.0
Missing1234 
TOTAL2546100.0
25) How many people currently are part-time paid employees of this congregation, including people who receive regular fees for singing or other work? (PTSTAFF) (PTSTAFF)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL37804.9799
26) Within the past 12 months has the number of full-time paid staff in your congregation increased, decreased, or stayed the same? (FTSTFCHG) (FTSTFCHG)
TOTAL%
-3) All other missing data104641.1
-1) Refused20.1
1) Increased2379.3
2) Stayed the same114044.8
3) Decreased1214.8
Missing1234 
TOTAL2546100.0
27) In a typical week, how many worship services does your congregation hold? (NUMSERV1) (NUMSERV1)
TOTAL%
-3) All other missing data30.1
-2) Don't know50.1
-1) Refused30.1
0) 0110.3
.23013698630137) 361.0
.46027397260274) 200.5
.69041095890411) 40.1
1) 180121.2
2) 284322.3
3) 377920.6
4) 42546.7
5) 51413.7
5.5) 5.510.0
6) 6681.8
7) 71112.9
8) 8992.6
9) 9822.2
10) 101012.7
11) 11441.2
12) 12371.0
13) 13210.6
14) 14481.3
15) 15461.2
16) 16441.2
17) 17300.8
18) 18250.7
19) 19130.3
20) 20210.6
21) 21200.5
22) 22130.3
23) 2350.1
24) 2430.1
25) 2550.1
26) 2620.1
27) 2730.1
28) 2850.1
30) 3060.2
31) 3130.1
32) 3220.1
35) 35140.4
36) 3610.0
38) 3810.0
40) 4010.0
42) 4220.1
70) 7010.0
100) 10010.0
2000) 200010.0
TOTAL3780100.0
28) How long did this service last? (TIME IN MINUTES) (LENGTH) (LENGTH)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL377480.9238
29) Was there a sermon or a speech of some sort at this service? (SERMON) (SERMON)
TOTAL%
-3) All other missing data30.1
1) Yes359095.0
2) No1874.9
TOTAL3780100.0
30) How long did the sermon or speech last? (TIME IN MINUTES) (SERMTIME) (SERMTIME)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL375523.45518
31) Did the speaker come down during the sermon? (Asked if SERMON=1) (SPKRDWN) (SPKRDWN)
TOTAL%
-3) All other missing data27510.8
-2) Don't know20.1
-1) Refused20.1
1) Yes82532.4
2) No144256.6
Missing1234 
TOTAL2546100.0
32) Was there singing by the congregation at this service? (SINGING) (SINGING)
TOTAL%
-3) All other missing data10.0
1) Yes359895.2
2) No1814.8
TOTAL3780100.0
33) Was there singing by a choir at this service? (CHOIR) (CHOIR)
TOTAL%
-3) All other missing data10.0
-1) Refused10.0
1) Yes201353.3
2) No176546.7
TOTAL3780100.0
34) Counting all the musical parts of this service, how many minutes would you say were taken up by music? (MUSICMIN) (MUSICMIN)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL378023.41318
35) Were any musical instruments used in this service? (INSTMENT) (INSTMENT)
TOTAL%
-3) All other missing data210.9
1) Yes188382.8
2) No37016.3
Missing1506 
TOTAL2274100.0
36) Was an organ used? (ORGAN) (ORGAN)
TOTAL%
-3) All other missing data371.6
1) Yes129356.9
2) No94441.5
Missing1506 
TOTAL2274100.0
37) Was a piano used? (PIANO) (PIANO)
TOTAL%
-3) All other missing data421.8
-2) Don't know20.1
1) Yes108247.6
2) No114850.5
Missing1506 
TOTAL2274100.0
38) Were drums used in this service? (DRUMS) (DRUMS)
TOTAL%
-3) All other missing data752.0
-1) Refused20.1
1) Yes97625.8
2) No272772.1
TOTAL3780100.0
39) Was a guitar used during the main service? (GUITAR) (GUITAR)
TOTAL%
-3) All other missing data20.1
1) Yes84033.0
2) No170466.9
Missing1234 
TOTAL2546100.0
40) Did any adults jump, shout, or dance spontaneously during this service? (JUMP) (JUMP)
TOTAL%
-3) All other missing data30.1
-1) Refused40.1
1) Yes49313.0
2) No328086.8
TOTAL3780100.0
41) Was there a time during the service for silent prayer or meditation? (MEDITATE) (MEDITATE)
TOTAL%
-3) All other missing data20.1
-2) Don't know20.1
1) Yes306581.1
2) No71118.8
TOTAL3780100.0
42) Did the people speak or read or recite something together at any point? (CONGREAD) (CONGREAD)
TOTAL%
-3) All other missing data20.1
-2) Don't know40.1
1) Yes263469.7
2) No114030.2
TOTAL3780100.0
43) Was there applause at any point in this service? (APPLAUSE) (APPLAUSE)
TOTAL%
-2) Don't know100.3
-1) Refused20.1
1) Yes187349.6
2) No189550.1
TOTAL3780100.0
44) Did people laugh out loud at any point in this service? (LAUGH) (LAUGH)
TOTAL%
-2) Don't know140.6
-1) Refused10.0
1) Yes138260.8
2) No87738.6
Missing1506 
TOTAL2274100.0
45) Was there a written order of service or program that people could follow, either in book form or as a handout? (PROGRAM) (PROGRAM)
TOTAL%
1) Yes245665.0
2) No132435.0
TOTAL3780100.0
46) Was any visual projection equipment used in this service? (OVERHEAD) (OVERHEAD)
TOTAL%
-3) All other missing data20.1
1) Yes97825.9
2) No280074.1
TOTAL3780100.0
47) Did the leader of this service wear a robe or other special garments? (ROBE) (ROBE)
TOTAL%
-3) All other missing data10.0
-1) Refused10.0
1) Yes131251.5
2) No123248.4
Missing1234 
TOTAL2546100.0
48) At any service during the past twelve months was there a time for people other than the leaders of the service to testify or speak about their own religious experience? (TESTIFY) (TESTIFY)
TOTAL%
-3) All other missing data30.1
-2) Don't know30.1
-1) Refused60.2
1) Yes276673.2
2) No100226.5
TOTAL3780100.0
49) Does your congregation display an American flag in your main sanctuary or worship space? (DISPFLAG) (DISPFLAG)
TOTAL%
-3) All other missing data10.0
-2) Don't know20.1
-1) Refused70.3
1) Yes97538.3
2) No156161.3
Missing1234 
TOTAL2546100.0
50) Did people speak in tongues at any service within the past 12 months? (Asked only of Christian congregations) (TONGUES) (TONGUES)
TOTAL%
-3) All other missing data3439.1
-2) Don't know40.1
-1) Refused70.2
1) Yes60816.1
2) No281874.6
TOTAL3780100.0
51) Does your congregation consider the Bible to be the literal and inerrant word of God? (Asked only of Christian congregations) (INERRANT) (INERRANT)
TOTAL%
-3) All other missing data3599.5
-2) Don't know270.7
-1) Refused300.8
1) Yes215156.9
2) No121332.1
TOTAL3780100.0
52) For about how long would you say that people in this congregation usually mingle and socialize informally with each other before and after the service? (SOCLTIME) (SOCLTIME)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL376633.68326
53) Still thinking about [the worship service/the main service] that took place this past week, how many people, including both adults and children, would you say attended? (NUMATTND) (NUMATTND)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL3780288.553713
54) What was the total attendance, including both adults and children, at all of the worship services that took place this past weekend, including services on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday? (TOTATTND) (TOTATTND)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL2546548.8821475
55) Are there important differences between any of the worship services your congregation has on a typical weekend, or are they all about the same? (IMPDIFF) (IMPDIFF)
TOTAL%
-3) All other missing data27010.6
-2) Don't know100.4
-1) Refused180.7
1) Important differences87034.2
2) All about the same137854.1
Missing1234 
TOTAL2546100.0
56) Thinking about the worship service on a typical weekend that is most different in terms of worship style from the service we've been talking about, how would you describe the main difference between these two services? Difference in in/formality (DIFFFORM) (DIFFFORM)
TOTAL%
-3) All other missing data130.5
-2) Don't know100.4
-1) Refused170.7
0) Did not mention this type of difference207581.5
1) Mentioned this type of difference43116.9
Missing1234 
TOTAL2546100.0
57) Thinking about the worship service on a typical weekend that is most different in terms of worship style from the service we've been talking about, how would you describe the main difference between these two services? Difference in music (DIFFMUSIC) (DIFFMUSC)
TOTAL%
-3) All other missing data130.5
-2) Don't know100.4
-1) Refused170.7
0) Did not mention this type of difference221186.8
1) Mentioned this type of difference29511.6
Missing1234 
TOTAL2546100.0
58) Thinking about the worship service on a typical weekend that is most different in terms of worship style from the service we've been talking about, how would you describe the main difference between these two services? Appeals to special groups (DIFFGRP) (DIFFGRP)
TOTAL%
-3) All other missing data130.5
-2) Don't know100.4
-1) Refused170.7
0) Did not mention this type of difference234692.1
1) Mentioned this type of difference1606.3
Missing1234 
TOTAL2546100.0
59) Thinking about the worship service on a typical weekend that is most different in terms of worship style from the service we've been talking about, how would you describe the main difference between these two services? Other differences (OTHDIFFS) (OTHDIFFS)
TOTAL%
-3) All other missing data130.5
-2) Don't know100.4
-1) Refused170.7
0) Did not mention this type of difference239093.9
1) Mentioned this type of difference1164.6
Missing1234 
TOTAL2546100.0
60) This variable contains answers to DIFFLANG (different language) and DIFFSCHED (different schedule). (OTHERDIFFS_C) (OTHRDIFC)
TOTAL%
-3) All other missing data130.5
-2) Don't know100.4
-1) Refused170.7
0) Did not mention this type of difference228489.7
1) Mentioned this type of difference2228.7
Missing1234 
TOTAL2546100.0
61) Is the main language of the service is a national language? (NATLANG_C) (NATLANG)
TOTAL%
-3) All other missing data20.1
0) No2179.5
1) Yes205590.4
Missing1506 
TOTAL2274100.0
62) Is the second language of the service a national language? (NATLANG2_C) (NATLANG2)
TOTAL%
-3) All other missing data206590.8
0) No964.2
1) Yes1135.0
Missing1506 
TOTAL2274100.0
63) Within the past 12 months, has your congregation participated in a joint worship service with any other congregation? (JOINTWOR) (JOINTWOR)
TOTAL%
-3) All other missing data160.4
-2) Don't know20.1
-1) Refused40.1
1) Yes244064.6
2) No131834.9
TOTAL3780100.0
64) Were any of these services with Roman Catholic congregations? (CATHWOR) (CATHWOR)
TOTAL%
-3) All other missing data152340.3
1) Yes54814.5
2) No170845.2
Missing1 
TOTAL3779100.0
65) Were any of these services with Protestant congregations? (PROTWOR) (PROTWOR)
TOTAL%
-3) All other missing data80.4
1) Yes112649.5
2) No113950.1
Missing1507 
TOTAL2273100.0
66) Were any of these services with Jewish congregations? (JEWWOR) (JEWWOR)
TOTAL%
-3) All other missing data350.9
-2) Don't know20.1
-1) Refused30.1
1) Yes2105.6
2) No352993.4
Missing1 
TOTAL3779100.0
67) Were any of these services with Muslim congregations? (MUSLMWOR) (MUSLMWOR)
TOTAL%
-3) All other missing data140.5
-1) Refused20.1
1) Yes803.1
2) No245096.2
Missing1234 
TOTAL2546100.0
68) Does your congregation have religious education classes for children 12 years and younger that meet at least weekly? (CLSUND12) (CLSUND12)
TOTAL%
-2) Don't know30.1
-1) Refused10.0
1) Yes181771.4
2) No72528.5
Missing1234 
TOTAL2546100.0
69) Other than regular youth group meetings, does your congregation have religious education classes for younger teenagers, those who are 13 or 14 years old that meet at least weekly? (CLS13_14) (CLS13_14)
TOTAL%
-3) All other missing data30.1
-1) Refused10.0
1) Yes176969.5
2) No77330.4
Missing1234 
TOTAL2546100.0
70) How many teenagers, between 13 and 19 years old, are regular participants in your congregation? (TEENRGLR) (TEENRGLR)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL254661.455191
71) Do you have a youth minister or other leader specially designated to coordinate activities for youth? (YTHMNSTR) (YTHMNSTR)
TOTAL%
-3) All other missing data10.0
1) Yes168466.1
2) No86133.8
Missing1234 
TOTAL2546100.0
72) An organized youth group for teenagers? (YTHGRP) (YTHGRP)
TOTAL%
-3) All other missing data20.1
-1) Refused20.1
1) Yes177169.6
2) No77130.3
Missing1234 
TOTAL2546100.0
73) A meeting specifically to pray or meditate? (TOPRAY) (TOPRAY)
TOTAL%
-3) All other missing data60.3
-2) Don't know30.1
-1) Refused20.1
1) Yes165572.8
2) No60826.7
Missing1506 
TOTAL2274100.0
74) Within the past 12 months, has your congregation engaged in any human service projects, outreach ministries, or other activities intended to help people who are not members of your congregation? (SCLSERV2) (SCLSERV2)
TOTAL%
-3) All other missing data179970.7
-1) Refused20.1
1) Yes44817.6
2) No29711.7
Missing1234 
TOTAL2546100.0
75) Does your congregation have any choirs, choruses, or other musical groups that sing or perform on a regular basis? (ANYCHOIR) (ANYCHOIR)
TOTAL%
-3) All other missing data60.3
-2) Don't know10.0
-1) Refused10.0
1) Yes170675.0
2) No56024.6
Missing1506 
TOTAL2274100.0
76) To discuss a book people have read other than the Bible? (BOOKS) (BOOKS)
TOTAL%
-3) All other missing data40.1
-2) Don't know120.3
-1) Refused60.2
1) Yes165743.8
2) No210155.6
TOTAL3780100.0
77) To discuss parenting issues? (PARENTS) (PARENTS)
TOTAL%
-3) All other missing data40.1
-2) Don't know160.4
-1) Refused70.2
1) Yes224159.3
2) No151240.0
TOTAL3780100.0
78) A class for married couples on enriching or improving their marriages? (MARRIAGE) (MARRIAGE)
TOTAL%
-2) Don't know50.2
-1) Refused20.1
1) Yes118446.5
2) No135553.2
Missing1234 
TOTAL2546100.0
79) A class for people in your congregation to learn English? (LRNENGL) (LRNENGL)
TOTAL%
-3) All other missing data50.1
-2) Don't know20.1
-1) Refused20.1
1) Yes40210.6
2) No336989.1
TOTAL3780100.0
80) A class for prospective or new members? (NEWMEMS) (NEWMEMS)
TOTAL%
-3) All other missing data80.2
-2) Don't know20.1
1) Yes244264.6
2) No132835.1
TOTAL3780100.0
81) To discuss or learn about a religion other than your own? (OTHTRAD) (OTHTRAD)
TOTAL%
-3) All other missing data70.2
-2) Don't know50.1
-1) Refused80.2
1) Yes138036.5
2) No238063.0
TOTAL3780100.0
82) To plan or conduct an assessment of community needs? (ASSESS) (ASSESS)
TOTAL%
-3) All other missing data70.2
-2) Don't know110.3
-1) Refused50.1
1) Yes185549.1
2) No190250.3
TOTAL3780100.0
83) To organize or participate in a demonstration or march either in support or opposition to some public issue or policy? (MARCH) (MARCH)
TOTAL%
-3) All other missing data60.2
-2) Don't know20.1
-1) Refused60.2
1) Yes62216.5
2) No314483.2
TOTAL3780100.0
84) Does your congregation have any organized effort, designated person, or committee whose purpose is to coordinate or provide help to members, for example by cooking meals for a new mother or someone just home from the hospital, or providing financial assistance to someone who needs it? (HELPMMBR) (HELPMMBR)
TOTAL%
-2) Don't know20.1
1) Yes198878.1
2) No55621.8
Missing1234 
TOTAL2546100.0
85) Does your congregation have any other groups, meetings, or classes besides those you've already mentioned? (OTHGRPS) (OTHGRPS)
TOTAL%
-3) All other missing data20.1
-2) Don't know50.2
-1) Refused20.1
1) Yes106241.7
2) No147557.9
Missing1234 
TOTAL2546100.0
86) To discuss politics? (POLITICS) (POLITICS)
TOTAL%
-3) All other missing data30.1
-2) Don't know80.2
-1) Refused50.1
1) Yes74019.6
2) No302480.0
TOTAL3780100.0
87) On what issue or issues did a group from your congregation lobby elected officials or organize or participate in a demonstration or march either in support of or opposition to some public issue or policy? (PISSUE1_C) (PISSUE1)
TOTAL%
-3) All other missing data183172.0
-1) Refused451.8
1) Human rights1817.1
2) Poverty, Welfare/Social services support1124.4
3) Immigration682.7
4) Environment70.3
5) Crime, drugs, community safety, gambling291.1
7) Abortion1305.1
10) Education341.3
11) Gay and lesbian issue471.8
12) Workers rights50.2
90) Others542.1
Missing1237 
TOTAL2543100.0
88) On what issue or issues did a group from your congregation lobby elected officials or organize or participate in a demonstration or march either in support of or opposition to some public issue or policy? (PISSUE2_C) (PISSUE2)
TOTAL%
-3) All other missing data232291.2
-2) Don't know10.0
-1) Refused30.1
1) Human rights351.4
2) Poverty, Welfare/Social services support381.5
3) Immigration271.1
4) Environment90.4
5) Crime, drugs, community safety, gambling80.3
7) Abortion401.6
10) Education150.6
11) Gay and lesbian issue130.5
12) Workers rights60.2
13) Euthanasia/Assisted suicide60.2
90) Others230.9
Missing1234 
TOTAL2546100.0
89) On what issue or issues did a group from your congregation lobby elected officials or organize or participate in a demonstration or march either in support of or opposition to some public issue or policy? (PISSUE3_C) (PISSUE3)
TOTAL%
-3) All other missing data248897.7
1) Human rights100.4
2) Poverty, Welfare/Social services support140.5
3) Immigration20.1
4) Environment20.1
5) Crime, drugs, community safety, gambling40.2
7) Abortion140.5
10) Education20.1
11) Gay and lesbian issue50.2
12) Workers rights20.1
13) Euthanasia/ Assisted suicide10.0
90) Others20.1
Missing1234 
TOTAL2546100.0
90) Has your congregation participated in or supported social service, community development, or neighborhood organizing projects of any sort within the past 12 months? Please don't include projects that use or rent space in your building but have no other connection to your congregation. (SOCLSERV) (SOCLSERV)
TOTAL%
-3) All other missing data50.1
-1) Refused70.2
1) Yes271871.9
2) No105027.8
TOTAL3780100.0
91) Were these social service, community development, or neighborhood organizing projects inside the country? (SERVINSIDE_C) (SERVIN)
TOTAL%
0) No122932.5
1) Yes255167.5
TOTAL3780100.0
92) Were these social service, community development, or neighborhood organizing projects outside the country? (SERVOUTSIDE_C) (SERVOUT)
TOTAL%
0) No142937.8
1) Yes235162.2
TOTAL3780100.0
93) Of the regularly participating adults in your congregation, what percent of them would you say did volunteer work at least once for one or more of these programs within the past 12 months? (PRGVOL2) (PRGVOL2)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL377020.329
94) Within the past 12 months, has anyone who is paid by your congregation spent more than 25% of their work time on one or more of these projects? (PRGSTAF1) (PRGSTAF1)
TOTAL%
-3) All other missing data2546.8
-2) Don't know130.3
-1) Refused140.4
1) Yes45112.1
2) No300480.4
Missing44 
TOTAL3736100.0
95) How much money, overall, did your congregation directly spend on all of these projects or programs within the past 12 months? Here, I'm asking about direct cash donations from your congregation, not counting staff time or volunteer time. (PROGCOST) (PROGCOST)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL377639442.143407789
96) Within the past two years, has your congregation intentionally planted or helped start any new congregations? (PLNTCONG) (PLNTCONG)
TOTAL%
-3) All other missing data30.1
-2) Don't know30.1
-1) Refused20.1
1) Yes47418.6
2) No206481.1
Missing1234 
TOTAL2546100.0
97) Does your congregation make any efforts to recruit new participants? (RECRUIT) (RECRUIT)
TOTAL%
-3) All other missing data120.5
-2) Don't know30.1
-1) Refused20.1
1) Yes197486.8
2) No28312.4
Missing1506 
TOTAL2274100.0
98) Within the past 12 months have you done any of the following: Placed a paid ad in a newspaper? (ADVERT) (ADVERT)
TOTAL%
-3) All other missing data90.4
-2) Don't know50.2
1) Yes93941.3
2) No131958.1
Missing1508 
TOTAL2272100.0
99) Within the past 12 months have you done any of the following: Encouraged people already in the congregation to invite a new person? (INVITE) (INVITE)
TOTAL%
-3) All other missing data50.2
-2) Don't know40.2
1) Yes178778.7
2) No47621.0
Missing1508 
TOTAL2272100.0
100) Within the past 12 months have you followed up with visitors to the congregation? (FOLLOWUP) (FOLLOWUP)
TOTAL%
-3) All other missing data60.3
-2) Don't know90.4
1) Yes154768.1
2) No71031.3
Missing1508 
TOTAL2272100.0
101) Does your congregation use electronic mail to communicate with members? (EMAIL) (EMAIL)
TOTAL%
-3) All other missing data100.3
-2) Don't know40.1
-1) Refused10.0
1) Yes237462.8
2) No139136.8
TOTAL3780100.0
102) Does your congregation have a website on the Internet? (WEBSITE) (WEBSITE)
TOTAL%
-3) All other missing data70.2
-2) Don't know50.1
-1) Refused30.1
1) Yes220958.4
2) No155641.2
TOTAL3780100.0
103) What is the total amount of money your congregation received in income from all sources during your most recent fiscal year? (INCOME) (INCOME)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL3777468317.1091295077
104) Of this amount, how much came from individuals' donations, dues, or contributions? (INCIND) (INCIND)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL3778347642.6341096728
105) During your most recent fiscal year, did your congregation receive any income from the sale or rent of your building or property? (INCBLDG1) (INCBLDG1)
TOTAL%
-3) All other missing data3459.1
-2) Don't know701.9
-1) Refused561.5
1) Yes114130.2
2) No216857.4
TOTAL3780100.0
106) During your most recent fiscal year, how much money did your congregation receive from the sale or rent of your building? (INCBLDG2) (INCBLDG2)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL374311519.78105226
107) Does your congregation have an endowment, savings account, or other reserve fund? (ENDOW) (ENDOW)
TOTAL%
-3) All other missing data451.2
-2) Don't know1243.3
-1) Refused852.2
1) Yes236862.6
2) No115830.6
TOTAL3780100.0
108) How much money does your congregation have in an endowment, savings account, or other reserve fund? (ENDOWAMT) (ENDOWAMT)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL3734178533.4171520012
109) In your most recent fiscal year, did your congregation give any money to your denomination or convention? (SPNDDEN1) (SPNDDEN1)
TOTAL%
-3) All other missing data391.0
-2) Don't know872.3
-1) Refused772.0
1) Yes280574.2
2) No77120.4
Missing1 
TOTAL3779100.0
110) In your most recent fiscal year, how much money did your congregation give to your denomination or convention? (SPNDDEN2) (SPNDDEN2)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL373760032.961638746
111) Thinking again of these [NUMBER FROM NUMADLTS] regular adult participants, what percent would you say are female? (FEMPCT) (FEMPCT)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL367659.36712
112) Of the regular adult participants, about what percentage would you say are over 60 years old? (GT60PCT) (GT60PCT)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL370433.24422
113) What percentage of the regular adult participants would you say are under 35 years old? (LT35PCT) (LT35PCT)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL368526.92217
114) What percentage would you say live within a ten minute drive of the place where you meet? (SHRTDPCT) (SHRTDPCT)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL347330.92827
115) What percent live more than a 30-minute drive away? (LONGDPCT) (LONGDPCT)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL369460.05231
116) About what percentage would you say have four-year degrees or more? (BAPCT) (BAPCT)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL368313.13721
117) Of the [NUMBER FROM NUMADLTS] regular adult participants, what percent would you say live in households with income under [$25,000 a year / CHF 2,500 a month]? (POORPCT) (POORPCT)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL331717.51321
118) What percent would you say live in households with income higher than [$100,000 a year / CHF 10,000 a month]? (RICHPCT) (RICHPCT)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL339011.53717
119) What percent of the regular adult participants in your congregation are white and non-Hispanic? (WHITEPCT) (WHITEPCT)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL370975.28935
120) Of the [NUMBER FROM NUMADLTS] regularly participating adults, how many would you say have served in some sort of leadership role in this congregation--such as chairing a committee, serving as an officer, teaching a class, or other leadership roles--within the past 12 months? (LEADPCT) (LEADPCT)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL374328.53529
121) Would the following types of people be permitted to be full-fledged members of the congregation: Someone who drinks alcohol in moderation? (MBRALCMD) (MBRALCMD)
TOTAL%
-3) All other missing data70.3
-2) Don't know502.0
-1) Refused40.2
1) Yes217985.6
2) No30612.0
Missing1234 
TOTAL2546100.0
122) Would the following types of people be permitted to be full-fledged members of your congregation: An unmarried couple who live together? (MBRCOHBT) (MBRCOHBT)
TOTAL%
-3) All other missing data70.3
-2) Don't know823.2
-1) Refused70.3
1) Yes180070.7
2) No65025.5
Missing1234 
TOTAL2546100.0
123) Would the following types of people be permitted to be full-fledged members of your congregation: An openly gay or lesbian couple in a committed relationship? (MBRGAY) (MBRGAY)
TOTAL%
-3) All other missing data70.3
-2) Don't know2178.5
-1) Refused90.4
1) Yes134552.8
2) No96838.0
Missing1234 
TOTAL2546100.0
124) Regarding leadership, if they were otherwise qualified, would the following types of people be permitted to hold all of the volunteer leadership positions open to other members: Someone who drinks alcohol in moderation? (LDRALCMD) (LDRALCMD)
TOTAL%
-3) All other missing data60.2
-2) Don't know722.8
-1) Refused120.5
1) Yes176669.4
2) No69027.1
Missing1234 
TOTAL2546100.0
125) Regarding leadership, if they were otherwise qualified, would the following types of people be permitted to hold all of the volunteer leadership positions open to other members: An unmarried couple who live together? (LDRCOHBT) (LDRCOHBT)
TOTAL%
-3) All other missing data70.3
-2) Don't know1114.4
-1) Refused120.5
1) Yes110143.2
2) No131551.6
Missing1234 
TOTAL2546100.0
126) Regarding leadership, if they were otherwise qualified, would the following types of people be permitted to hold all of the volunteer leadership positions open to other members: An openly gay or lesbian couple in a committed relationship? (LDRGAY) (LDRGAY)
TOTAL%
-3) All other missing data70.3
-2) Don't know2068.1
-1) Refused160.6
1) Yes71027.9
2) No160763.1
Missing1234 
TOTAL2546100.0
127) If they were otherwise qualified, are women in your congregation permitted to: Hold all of the volunteer leadership positions that men can hold? (WMNVLTR) (WMNVLTR)
TOTAL%
-3) All other missing data60.2
-2) Don't know110.4
-1) Refused40.2
1) Yes212783.5
2) No39815.6
Missing1234 
TOTAL2546100.0
128) If they are otherwise qualified, are women in your congregation permitted to: Serve as full-fledged members of your congregation's main governing body or coordinating committee? (WMNBRD) (WMNBRD)
TOTAL%
-3) All other missing data60.2
-2) Don't know150.6
-1) Refused60.2
1) Yes227289.2
2) No2479.7
Missing1234 
TOTAL2546100.0
129) If they are otherwise qualified, are women in your congregation permitted to: Teach by themselves in a class with adult men in it? (WMNTCH) (WMNTCH)
TOTAL%
-3) All other missing data60.2
-2) Don't know240.9
-1) Refused90.4
1) Yes228889.9
2) No2198.6
Missing1234 
TOTAL2546100.0
130) If they are otherwise qualified, are women in your congregation permitted to: Preach at a main worship service? (WMNPRCH) (WMNPRCH)
TOTAL%
-3) All other missing data70.3
-2) Don't know612.4
-1) Refused30.1
1) Yes158662.3
2) No88934.9
Missing1234 
TOTAL2546100.0
131) If they are otherwise qualified, are women in your congregation permitted to: Be the head clergyperson or primary religious leader of your congregation? (WMNLEAD) (WMNLEAD)
TOTAL%
-3) All other missing data60.2
-2) Don't know351.4
-1) Refused180.7
1) Yes114444.9
2) No134352.7
Missing1234 
TOTAL2546100.0
132) Politically speaking, would your congregation be considered more on the conservative side, more on the liberal side, or right in the middle? (LIBCON) (LIBCON)
TOTAL%
-3) All other missing data401.1
-2) Don't know2586.8
-1) Refused1403.7
1) More on the conservative side154040.7
2) Right in the middle149939.7
3) More on the liberal side3038.0
TOTAL3780100.0
133) Theologically speaking, would your congregation be considered more on the conservative side, more on the liberal side, or right in the middle? (THEOLOGY) (THEOLOGY)
TOTAL%
-3) All other missing data240.6
-2) Don't know591.6
-1) Refused742.0
1) More on the conservative side175446.4
2) Right in the middle136636.1
3) More on the liberal side50313.3
TOTAL3780100.0
134) In every congregation, disagreements and conflicts occasionally arise. Within the last two years, has your congregation experienced a conflict for which a special meeting was called specifically to deal with the disagreement? (CONFLCT1) (CONFLCT1)
TOTAL%
-3) All other missing data140.4
-2) Don't know70.2
-1) Refused80.2
1) Yes95525.3
2) No279674.0
TOTAL3780100.0
135) What was this conflict about? Clergyperson (PASTOR1) (PASTOR1)
TOTAL%
-2) Don't know40.2
-1) Refused10.0
0) No238493.6
1) Yes1576.2
Missing1234 
TOTAL2546100.0
136) What was this conflict about? Leaders or leadership (LEADER1) (LEADER1)
TOTAL%
-2) Don't know40.2
-1) Refused10.0
0) No244696.1
1) Yes953.7
Missing1234 
TOTAL2546100.0
137) What was this conflict about? Money or financial management (MONEY1) (MONEY1)
TOTAL%
-2) Don't know40.2
-1) Refused10.0
0) No250398.3
1) Yes381.5
Missing1234 
TOTAL2546100.0
138) What was this conflict about? Homosexuality (GAYLES1) (GAYLES1)
TOTAL%
-2) Don't know40.2
-1) Refused10.0
0) No252399.1
1) Yes180.7
Missing1234 
TOTAL2546100.0
139) What was this conflict about? Some other issue (OTHER1_C) (OTHER1_C)
TOTAL%
-2) Don't know40.2
-1) Refused10.0
0) No221086.8
1) Yes33113.0
Missing1234 
TOTAL2546100.0
140) Did the respondent consult anyone else during the interview about answer to any questions? (CNSLTPER) (CNSLTPER)
TOTAL%
-3) All other missing data261.0
-1) Refused50.2
1) Yes2238.8
2) No229290.0
Missing1234 
TOTAL2546100.0
141) Did the respondent consult an annual report, financial statement, or any other document to get answers to any questions? (CNSLTDOC) (CNSLTDOC)
TOTAL%
-3) All other missing data281.1
-1) Refused100.4
1) Yes61024.0
2) No189874.5
Missing1234 
TOTAL2546100.0
142) In general, what was the respondent's attitude toward the interview? (ATTITUDE) (ATTITUDE)
TOTAL%
-3) All other missing data351.4
1) Friendly and interested215684.7
2) Cooperative but not particularly interested29111.4
3) Impatient and restless572.2
4) Hostile70.3
Missing1234 
TOTAL2546100.0
143) Denominational affiliation (collapsed 1) (DENCODE) (DENCODE)
TOTAL%
0) No denomination31311.4
1) Roman Catholic66324.2
2) Southern Baptist Convention28510.4
3) Black Baptist913.3
4) American Baptist Church260.9
5) Other Baptist1204.4
6) United Methodist Church2458.9
7) Black Methodist230.8
8) Other Methodist90.3
9) Evangelical Lutheran Church in America1114.1
10) Lutheran Church Missouri Synod521.9
11) Other Lutheran190.7
12) Presbyterian Church (USA)823.0
13) Other Presbyterian90.3
14) Assemblies of God481.8
15) Other Pentecostal542.0
16) Church of God in Christ210.8
17) Disciples of Christ170.6
18) Episcopal Church772.8
19) United Church of Christ511.9
20) Reformed Church in America80.3
21) Church of the Brethren70.3
22) Jehovah's Witnesses281.0
23) Mennonite70.3
24) Church of the Nazarene200.7
25) Seventh-day Adventists150.5
26) Unitarian Universalist Association160.6
27) Eastern Orthodox130.5
28) Church/Churches of Christ160.6
29) Various Church of God260.9
30) Latter-day Saints (LDS, Mormon)451.6
31) Jewish451.6
32) Non-Christian/non-Jewish531.9
35) Evangelical130.5
36) Christian and Missionary Alliance130.5
37) Other Mainline/liberal90.3
38) Other conservative/Evangelical341.2
39) Other Christian, not elsewhere classified562.0
Missing1040 
TOTAL2740100.0
144) Denominational affiliation (collapsed 2) (DENCODE3) (DENCODE3)
TOTAL%
1) Roman Catholic64323.5
2) Baptist60121.9
6) Methodist27710.1
9) Lutheran1846.7
12) Presbyterian or Reformed1525.5
14) Pentecostal1656.0
17) Other mainline or liberal Protestant762.8
18) Episcopal Church772.8
22) Other conservative, evangelical, or sectarian Protestant1786.5
23) Other Christian, not elsewhere classified28910.5
24) Non-Christian983.6
Missing1040 
TOTAL2740100.0
145) What is your congregation's religion or religious group? (TRAD) (TRAD)
TOTAL%
1) Same as DENOM1236386.2
2) Can't tell10.0
3) Baptist802.9
4) Pentecostal150.5
5) Lutheran20.1
6) Apostolic10.0
12) Muslim50.2
15) Church of Christ371.4
16) Reform Judaism20.1
17) Congregational10.0
18) Sikh20.1
22) Seventh-day Adventist20.1
23) Jehovah's Witness40.1
24) Church of Scientology20.1
26) Hindu60.2
34) Calvary Chapel30.1
35) Latter-day Saints10.0
36) Catholic210.8
37) Presbyterian10.0
38) Church of God50.2
39) Spiritualist10.0
40) Christian, other1756.4
41) Non-Christian, non-Jewish80.3
42) Jewish20.1
Missing1040 
TOTAL2740100.0
146) Weight for all cases, including the panel cases taking account of duplicate nominations. Allows users to analyze data at the congregational level. (W2USCONG) (W2USCONG)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL378011
147) Weight for all cases, including the panel cases, which allows users to analyze the data at the attendee level. (W3USATT) (W3USATT)
TOTAL%
.304252820516839) 2177.9
.608505641033678) 281.0
.79230918763168) 59821.8
.827651065866606) 28010.2
.831536388140162) 106438.8
.845561465525028) 240.9
.883278723915099) 180.7
.912758461550517) 20.1
1.21701128206736) 30.1
1.5212641025842) 20.1
1.58461837526336) 431.6
1.65530213173321) 240.9
1.66307277628032) 1214.4
1.69112293105006) 10.0
1.76068708362595) 1706.2
1.7665574478302) 10.0
1.83922459081468) 260.9
1.87902547894451) 40.1
1.96284160870022) 10.0
2.37692756289504) 60.2
2.48295319759982) 50.2
2.49460916442049) 240.9
2.55299627125763) 160.6
2.66687565668129) 130.5
2.72458694446953) 10.0
3.16923675052672) 10.0
3.31060426346642) 20.1
3.32614555256065) 190.7
3.34530545888931) 40.1
3.49452672254789) 30.1
3.52137416725191) 10.0
4.13761464652099) 20.1
4.15768194070081) 60.2
4.50610024749597) 20.1
4.92992383415267) 10.0
4.96590639519964) 10.0
5.1498288542811) 10.0
5.33375131336257) 10.0
5.72223302178435) 30.1
7.81670451096239) 10.0
Missing1040 
TOTAL2740100.0
148) Weight for Swiss cases at the congregation level (W1CHCONG) (W1CHCONG)
TOTAL%
.27600430688039) 230.6
.33251947447971) 180.5
.47816850049149) 220.6
.51510289501221) 501.3
.86564987157942) 661.7
.89477967678177) 601.6
.95221485873736) 1123.0
1) 274072.5
1.02826920431285) 2516.6
1.09023867656585) 1824.8
1.23986309731427) 2566.8
TOTAL3780100.0
149) Weight for Swiss cases at the attenders level (including w1CHCong) (W3CHATTCONG) (W3CHATT)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL378011
150) YEAR = 1998| year = 2008 (FILTER_$) (FILTER)
TOTAL%
0) Not Selected150639.8
1) Selected227460.2
TOTAL3780100.0
151) Weight for the comparison at the congregation level (w2USCong-wCHCong) (WUS_CH_CONG) (WUSCHCNG)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL378011
152) Weight for the comparison at the attenders level (w3USAtt wCHAttCong) (WUS_CH_ATT) (WUSCHATT)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL378011
153) Did anyone besides the leader raise their hands in praise during the service? (SPONGEST_C) (SPONGEST)
TOTAL%
-3) All other missing data50.1
-2) Don't know70.2
-1) Refused50.1
1) Yes172845.7
2) No203553.8
TOTAL3780100.0
154) I-YEAR: Four-digit year of data collection (YEAR) (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-YEAR)
TOTAL%
1998) 123432.6
2006) 150639.8
2008) 104027.5
TOTAL3780100.0
155) I-THEOLOGY: Theologically speaking, would your congregation be considered more on the conservative side, more on the liberal side, or right in the middle? (THEOLOGY) (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-THEOLOGY)
TOTAL%
1) More on the conservative side175448.4
2) Right in the middle136637.7
3) More on the liberal side50313.9
Missing157 
TOTAL3623100.0
156) I-POLITICS: Politically speaking, would your congregation be considered more on the conservative side, more on the liberal side, or right in the middle? (LIBCON) (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-POLITICS)
TOTAL%
1) More on the conservative side154046.1
2) Right in the middle149944.9
3) More on the liberal side3039.1
Missing438 
TOTAL3342100.0
157) I-RELIGION: Categories that are comparable with the USA (TRAD7_C) (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-RELIGION)
TOTAL%
1) Catholic92224.4
2) Mainline Protestant95725.3
3) Evangelical or Pentecostal121432.1
4) Other Christian3599.5
5) Jewish631.7
6) Non-Christian2657.0
TOTAL3780100.0