U.S. Congregational Life Survey, Wave 2, 2008/2009, Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Attender Survey

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All frequencies are raw numbers (no weights used).
1) Congregation ID (CONGREGA)
2) How often do you go to worship services at this congregation? (ATTEND)
TOTAL%
1) This is my first time8642.1
2) Hardly ever or special occasions only6241.5
3) Less than once a month6821.7
4) Once a month10692.6
5) Two or three times a month653916.1
6) Usually every week2797068.9
7) More than once a week28687.1
Missing228 
TOTAL40616100.0
3) How long have you been going to worship services or activities at this congregation? (LNGATTND)
TOTAL%
1) Less than 1 year26586.6
2) 1-2 years33668.3
3) 3-5 years526113.0
4) 6-10 years575014.2
5) 11-20 years727717.9
6) More than 20 years1517437.4
7) I am visiting from another congregation7281.8
8) I am visiting and do not regularly go anywhere else3300.8
Missing300 
TOTAL40544100.0
4) Are you currently a member of this congregation? (CURRMEMB)
TOTAL%
1) Yes3277681.1
2) No, but I'm in the process of becoming a member7741.9
3) No, but I regularly participate here423210.5
4) No26326.5
Missing430 
TOTAL40414100.0
5) Are you regularly involved in any group activities here? (Mark all that apply.) Yes, in Sunday school, church school, or Sabbath school (SUNSCHL)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked2859370.0
1) Checked1225130.0
TOTAL40844100.0
6) Are you regularly involved in any group activities here? (Mark all that apply.) Yes, in prayer, discussion, or Bible study groups (PRAYGRP)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked2912671.3
1) Checked1171828.7
TOTAL40844100.0
7) Are you regularly involved in any group activities here? (Mark all that apply.) Yes, in fellowships, clubs, or other social groups (SOCLGRP)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked2419059.2
1) Checked1665440.8
TOTAL40844100.0
8) Are you regularly involved in any group activities here? (Mark all that apply.) No, we have no group activities (NOGRP)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked3912295.8
1) Checked17224.2
TOTAL40844100.0
9) Are you regularly involved in any group activities here? (Mark all that apply.) No, I am not regularly involved in group activities (NOREGGRP)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked2853669.9
1) Checked1230830.1
TOTAL40844100.0
10) Do you regularly take part in any activities of this congregation that reach out to the wider community (visitation, evangelism, outreach, community service, social justice)? (Mark all that apply.) Yes, in evangelism or outreach activities (EVANACT)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked3299480.8
1) Checked785019.2
TOTAL40844100.0
11) Do you regularly take part in any activities of this congregation that reach out to the wider community (visitation, evangelism, outreach, community service, social justice)? (Mark all that apply.) Yes, in community service, social justice, or advocacy activities of this congregation (COMMSERV)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked2720366.6
1) Checked1364133.4
TOTAL40844100.0
12) Do you regularly take part in any activities of this congregation that reach out to the wider community (visitation, evangelism, outreach, community service, social justice)? (Mark all that apply.) No, we don't have such activities (NOACTV)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked3926396.1
1) Checked15813.9
TOTAL40844100.0
13) Do you regularly take part in any activities of this congregation that reach out to the wider community (visitation, evangelism, outreach, community service, social justice)? (Mark all that apply.) No, I am not regularly involved (NOREGACT)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked2065450.6
1) Checked2019049.4
TOTAL40844100.0
14) Do you currently have any of the following roles here? (Mark all that apply.) Member of the governing board (BOARDMEM)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked3526186.3
1) Checked558313.7
TOTAL40844100.0
15) Do you currently have any of the following roles here? (Mark all that apply.) Member of a congregational committee or task force (COMMTTEE)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked3259979.8
1) Checked824520.2
TOTAL40844100.0
16) Do you currently have any of the following roles here? (Mark all that apply.) Leading or assisting in worship (LEDWRSHP)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked3556187.1
1) Checked528312.9
TOTAL40844100.0
17) Do you currently have any of the following roles here? (Mark all that apply.) Officer or leader of men's, women's, youth, or other group (LEADGRP)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked3705890.7
1) Checked37869.3
TOTAL40844100.0
18) Do you currently have any of the following roles here? (Mark all that apply.) Choir member, musician, or choir director (CHOIRMEM)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked3377882.7
1) Checked706617.3
TOTAL40844100.0
19) Do you currently have any of the following roles here? (Mark all that apply.) Sunday school, church school, or Sabbath school teacher (RELEDTCH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked3607988.3
1) Checked476511.7
TOTAL40844100.0
20) Do you currently have any of the following roles here? (Mark all that apply.) Other role not listed here (OTHRROLE)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked3531986.5
1) Checked552513.5
TOTAL40844100.0
21) Do you currently have any of the following roles here? (Mark all that apply.) None (NOROLE)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked2458260.2
1) Checked1626239.8
TOTAL40844100.0
22) To what extent do the worship services or activities of this congregation help you with everyday living? (CONGHELP)
TOTAL%
1) A great extent2313757.6
2) Some extent1350933.6
3) A small extent27036.7
4) Not at all8202.0
Missing675 
TOTAL40169100.0
23) How often do you spend time in private devotional activities (such as prayer, meditation, reading the Bible alone)? (DEVOTNL)
TOTAL%
1) Every day or most days1835445.3
2) A few times a week861521.3
3) Once a week18824.6
4) Occasionally791819.5
5) Hardly ever30287.5
6) Never7301.8
Missing317 
TOTAL40527100.0
24) Over the last year, how much have you grown in your faith? (Mark only one.) (GRWFAITH)
TOTAL%
1) No real growth31267.8
2) Some growth1876546.9
3) Much growth, mainly through this congregation1247031.2
4) Much growth, mainly through other groups or congregations21185.3
5) Much growth, mainly through my own private activities35178.8
Missing848 
TOTAL39996100.0
25) Which statement comes closest to your view of the Bible? (Mark only one.) (BIBLE)
TOTAL%
1) The Bible is the word of God, to be taken literally word for word807420.1
2) The Bible is the word of God, to be interpreted in the light of its historical context and the Church's teachings1878846.7
3) The Bible is the word of God, to be interpreted in the light of its historical context and cultural context980324.3
4) The Bible is not the word of God, but contains God's word to us21495.3
5) The Bible is not the word of God, but is a valuable book5661.4
6) The Bible is an ancient book with little value today850.2
7) Don't know7992.0
Missing580 
TOTAL40264100.0
26) Do you agree or disagree with this statement: 'All the different religions are equally good ways of helping a person find ultimate truth'? (ALLGOOD)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree513412.8
2) Agree1426635.5
3) Neutral or unsure836120.8
4) Disagree788019.6
5) Strongly agree459211.4
Missing611 
TOTAL40233100.0
27) Do you agree or disagree: 'My spiritual needs are being met in this congregation or parish'? (NEEDSMET)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree1242031.0
2) Agree2103452.5
3) Neutral or unsure512312.8
4) Disagree12603.1
5) Strongly agree2250.6
Missing782 
TOTAL40062100.0
28) Which one of the following best describes your readiness to talk to others about your faith? (Mark only one.) (TALKFTH)
TOTAL%
1) I do not have faith, so the question is not applicable3200.8
2) I do not talk about my faith; my life and actions are sufficient490212.2
3) I find it hard to talk about my faith in ordinary language664416.5
4) I mostly feel at ease talking about my faith and do so if it comes up2321957.8
5) I feel at ease talking about my faith and seek opportunities to do so507812.6
Missing681 
TOTAL40163100.0
29) Have you ever had a conversion experience or a moment of decisive faith commitment? (CONVEXP)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1853448.0
2) No1150429.8
3) Not sure855522.2
Missing2251 
TOTAL38593100.0
30) Are you involved in any community service, social service, or advocacy groups not connected to this congregation? (Mark all that apply.) Yes, social service or charity groups (OTHSERV)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked2411559.0
1) Checked1672941.0
TOTAL40844100.0
31) Are you involved in any community service, social service, or advocacy groups not connected to this congregation? (Mark all that apply.) Yes, advocacy, justice, or lobbying groups (OTHADVO)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked3786492.7
1) Checked29807.3
TOTAL40844100.0
32) Are you involved in any community service, social service, or advocacy groups not connected to this congregation? (Mark all that apply.) No, I'm not involved with such groups (NOINVOTH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked1940847.5
1) Checked2143652.5
TOTAL40844100.0
33) Would you be prepared to invite to a worship service here any of your friends and relatives who do not now attend a congregation? (INVITE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, and I have done so in the past 12 months1755144.3
2) Yes, but I have not done so in the past 12 months1730243.7
3) No, probably not27206.9
4) No, definitely not2840.7
5) Don't know17474.4
Missing1240 
TOTAL39604100.0
34) In the past 12 months, have you done any of the following? (Mark all that apply.) Loaned money to someone outside your family (LOANED)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked3148277.1
1) Checked936222.9
TOTAL40844100.0
35) In the past 12 months, have you done any of the following? (Mark all that apply.) Cared for someone outside your family who was very sick (CARED)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked3196978.3
1) Checked887521.7
TOTAL40844100.0
36) In the past 12 months, have you done any of the following? (Mark all that apply.) Helped someone outside your family find a job (FINDJOB)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked3342781.8
1) Checked741718.2
TOTAL40844100.0
37) In the past 12 months, have you done any of the following? (Mark all that apply.) Donated or prepared food for someone outside your family or congregation (PREPFOOD)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked1791543.9
1) Checked2292956.1
TOTAL40844100.0
38) In the past 12 months, have you done any of the following? (Mark all that apply.) Will vote or did vote in the 2008 presidential election (VOTED08)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked595314.6
1) Checked3489185.4
TOTAL40844100.0
39) In the past 12 months, have you done any of the following? (Mark all that apply.) Donated money to a charitable organization (other than this congregation) (DONATED)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked932022.8
1) Checked3152477.2
TOTAL40844100.0
40) In the past 12 months, have you done any of the following? (Mark all that apply.) Worked with others to try to solve a community problem (WORKSOLV)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked3106276.1
1) Checked978223.9
TOTAL40844100.0
41) In the past 12 months, have you done any of the following? (Mark all that apply.) Contacted an elected official about a public issue (CONTACT)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked3248279.5
1) Checked836220.5
TOTAL40844100.0
42) In the past 12 months, have you done any of the following? (Mark all that apply.) Contributed money to a political party or candidate (CONTRIB)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked3191778.1
1) Checked892721.9
TOTAL40844100.0
43) In the past 12 months, have you done any of the following? (Mark all that apply.) Spoke at a decision-making meeting of this congregation (SPOKEMTG)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked3451984.5
1) Checked632515.5
TOTAL40844100.0
44) In the past 12 months, have you done any of the following? (Mark all that apply.) Went on a mission or service trip (MISSION)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked3722991.1
1) Checked36158.9
TOTAL40844100.0
45) How satisfied are you with what is offered here for children and youth (less than 19 years of age)? (OFFRYTH)
TOTAL%
1) Very satisfied1010025.5
2) Satisfied1328733.5
3) Mixed feelings738818.7
4) Dissatisfied21745.5
5) Very dissatisfied8312.1
6) Not sure or not applicable582514.7
Missing1239 
TOTAL39605100.0
46) Do you have any close friends in this congregation? (CONGFRND)
TOTAL%
1) No, I have little contact with others from this congregation outside of activities30137.6
2) No, I have some friends in this congregation, but my closest friends are not involved here663016.6
3) Yes, I have some close friends here as well as other close friends who are not part of this congregation2538863.7
4) Yes, most of my closest friends are part of this congregation480712.1
Missing1006 
TOTAL39838100.0
47) Does this congregation have a clear vision, goals, or direction for its ministry and mission? (VISION)
TOTAL%
1) I am not aware of such a vision, goals, or direction35269.2
2) There are ideas but no clear vision, goals, or direction605715.7
3) Yes, and I am strongly committed to them1496138.9
4) Yes, and I am partly committed to them1153730.0
5) Yes, but I am not committed to them24256.3
Missing2338 
TOTAL38506100.0
48) Which one statement best describes your involvement in the making of important decisions in this congregation? (INVDECID)
TOTAL%
1) I have been given the opportunity and often participate in decision-making915324.1
2) I have been given the opportunity and occasionally get involved in decision-making1040227.4
3) I have been given the opportunity but don't usually get involved in decision-making1045327.5
4) I have not been given an opportunity to be involved and this is fine with me672517.7
5) I have not been given an opportunity to be involved and I am not happy about this12433.3
Missing2868 
TOTAL37976100.0
49) Do you have a strong sense of belonging to this congregation? (BELONGNG)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, a strong sense of belonging that is growing1789945.4
2) Yes, a strong sense--about the same as last year1222431.0
3) Yes, but perhaps not as strong as in the past395310.0
4) No, but I am new here16364.1
5) No, and I wish I did by now9122.3
6) No, but I am happy as I am15433.9
7) Not applicable12833.3
Missing1394 
TOTAL39450100.0
50) While you may value many different styles of music, which two of the following do you prefer in congregational worship? (Mark up to two.) Traditional hymns (TRADHYMN)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked1108127.1
1) Checked2976372.9
TOTAL40844100.0
51) While you may value many different styles of music, which two of the following do you prefer in congregational worship? (Mark up to two.) Praise music or choruses (PRAISMUS)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked2984373.1
1) Checked1100126.9
TOTAL40844100.0
52) While you may value many different styles of music, which two of the following do you prefer in congregational worship? (Mark up to two.) Contemporary hymns (CONTHYMN)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked3258979.8
1) Checked825520.2
TOTAL40844100.0
53) While you may value many different styles of music, which two of the following do you prefer in congregational worship? (Mark up to two.) Other contemporary music or songs (not hymns) (OTHCNTMP)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked3649989.4
1) Checked434510.6
TOTAL40844100.0
54) While you may value many different styles of music, which two of the following do you prefer in congregational worship? (Mark up to two.) Sung responsorial psalms (PSALMS)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked4006198.1
1) Checked7831.9
TOTAL40844100.0
55) While you may value many different styles of music, which two of the following do you prefer in congregational worship? (Mark up to two.) Classical music or chorales (CLASSMUS)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked3419183.7
1) Checked665316.3
TOTAL40844100.0
56) While you may value many different styles of music, which two of the following do you prefer in congregational worship? (Mark up to two.) Contemplative chants (Taize, Iona) (CHANTS)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked4025898.6
1) Checked5861.4
TOTAL40844100.0
57) While you may value many different styles of music, which two of the following do you prefer in congregational worship? (Mark up to two.) Music or songs from a variety of cultures (MULTICUL)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked3727791.3
1) Checked35678.7
TOTAL40844100.0
58) While you may value many different styles of music, which two of the following do you prefer in congregational worship? (Mark up to two.) Gospel music (GOSPEL)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked3383482.8
1) Checked701017.2
TOTAL40844100.0
59) While you may value many different styles of music, which two of the following do you prefer in congregational worship? (Mark up to two.) No music or hymns (NOMUSIC)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked4071299.7
1) Checked1320.3
TOTAL40844100.0
60) While you may value many different styles of music, which two of the following do you prefer in congregational worship? (Mark up to two.) Don't know (DKMUSIC)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked4005998.1
1) Checked7851.9
TOTAL40844100.0
61) Do you agree or disagree: 'In general, there is a good match between our congregation and our minister, pastor, priest, or rabbi'? (GOODMTCH)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree2065252.3
2) Agree1330633.7
3) Neutral or unsure38759.8
4) Disagree7691.9
5) Strongly disagree2440.6
6) There is currently no leader here6751.7
Missing1323 
TOTAL39521100.0
62) Which of the following aspects of this congregation do you personally most value? (Mark up to three.) Wider community care or social justice emphasis (SOCJUST)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked3207778.5
1) Checked876721.5
TOTAL40844100.0
63) Which of the following aspects of this congregation do you personally most value? (Mark up to three.) Reaching those who do not attend church (REACH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked3639489.1
1) Checked445010.9
TOTAL40844100.0
64) Which of the following aspects of this congregation do you personally most value? (Mark up to three.) Traditional style of worship or music (TRADSTYL)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked2327157.0
1) Checked1757343.0
TOTAL40844100.0
65) Which of the following aspects of this congregation do you personally most value? (Mark up to three.) Contemporary style of worship or music (CONTSTYL)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked3637189.0
1) Checked447311.0
TOTAL40844100.0
66) Which of the following aspects of this congregation do you personally most value? (Mark up to three.) Sharing in Holy Communion, Eucharist, or the Lord's Supper (SHARCOMM)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked2733266.9
1) Checked1351233.1
TOTAL40844100.0
67) Which of the following aspects of this congregation do you personally most value? (Mark up to three.) Social activities or meeting new people (SOCLACT)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked3506785.9
1) Checked577714.1
TOTAL40844100.0
68) Which of the following aspects of this congregation do you personally most value? (Mark up to three.) Sermons, preaching, or homilies (SERMONS)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked2382858.3
1) Checked1701641.7
TOTAL40844100.0
69) Which of the following aspects of this congregation do you personally most value? (Mark up to three.) Bible study or prayer groups, other discussion groups (BIBLSTDY)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked3395683.1
1) Checked688816.9
TOTAL40844100.0
70) Which of the following aspects of this congregation do you personally most value? (Mark up to three.) Ministry for children or youth (KIDMNSTR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked3299080.8
1) Checked785419.2
TOTAL40844100.0
71) Which of the following aspects of this congregation do you personally most value? (Mark up to three.) Prayer ministry for one another (PRAYMNST)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked3632488.9
1) Checked452011.1
TOTAL40844100.0
72) Which of the following aspects of this congregation do you personally most value? (Mark up to three.) Practical care for one another in times of need (CAREOTHR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked3272380.1
1) Checked812119.9
TOTAL40844100.0
73) Which of the following aspects of this congregation do you personally most value? (Mark up to three.) The congregation's school or pre-school (CONGSCHL)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked3973697.3
1) Checked11082.7
TOTAL40844100.0
74) Which of the following aspects of this congregation do you personally most value? (Mark up to three.) Openness to social diversity (DIVERSTY)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked3653789.5
1) Checked430710.5
TOTAL40844100.0
75) Which of the following aspects of this congregation do you personally most value? (Mark up to three.) Adult church-school or Sabbath-school classes (ADLTSCHL)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked3878094.9
1) Checked20645.1
TOTAL40844100.0
76) Before you started coming to this congregation, were you participating in another congregation? (PARTOTHR)
TOTAL%
1) No, I've come here for most or all of my life600815.4
2) No, before coming here I had not been attending any congregation for several years661117.0
3) No, before coming here I had never regularly attended19655.0
4) Yes, immediately prior to coming here, I was participating in another congregation2433462.5
Missing1926 
TOTAL38918100.0
77) Before you started coming here, what type of congregation did you attend? (Mark only one.) (OTHRTYPE)
TOTAL%
1) Assembly of God3200.8
2) Baptist30428.0
3) Catholic20255.3
4) Episcopal9562.5
5) Lutheran20875.5
6) Methodist497913.1
7) Nazarene1520.4
8) Non-denominational14693.9
9) Pentecostal2190.6
10) Presbyterian1500239.4
11) Seventh-day Adventist330.1
12) United Church of Christ11373.0
13) Other24166.3
14) I did not attend another congregation before coming here428611.2
Missing2721 
TOTAL38123100.0
78) In what year were you born? 19__ (YEARBRN)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL3951549.38319
79) Are you: (GENDER)
TOTAL%
1) Female2362861.6
2) Male1471138.4
Missing2505 
TOTAL38339100.0
80) What is your employment status? (Mark all that apply.) Employed or self-employed full-time (FULLTIME)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked2657465.1
1) Checked1427034.9
TOTAL40844100.0
81) What is your employment status? (Mark all that apply.) Employed or self-employed part-time (PARTTIME)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked3620888.6
1) Checked463611.4
TOTAL40844100.0
82) What is your employment status? (Mark all that apply.) Unemployed (UNEMPLYD)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked3979897.4
1) Checked10462.6
TOTAL40844100.0
83) What is your employment status? (Mark all that apply.) Retired (RETIRED)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked2512061.5
1) Checked1572438.5
TOTAL40844100.0
84) What is your employment status? (Mark all that apply.) Full-time homemaker (HOMEMAKR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked3789592.8
1) Checked29497.2
TOTAL40844100.0
85) What is your employment status? (Mark all that apply.) Student (STUDENT)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked3853094.3
1) Checked23145.7
TOTAL40844100.0
86) What is your employment status? (Mark all that apply.) Other (OTHEREMP)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked3990297.7
1) Checked9422.3
TOTAL40844100.0
87) What is the highest educational level you have completed? (EDUC)
TOTAL%
1) No formal schooling550.1
2) Primary school through 8th grade (K-8)5381.4
3) Some high school18154.6
4) Completed high school1003925.4
5) Trade certificate18144.6
6) Associate degree38009.6
7) Bachelor's degree from a university or college1195530.2
8) Master's, Doctorate, or other graduate degree954024.1
Missing1288 
TOTAL39556100.0
88) What is your present marital status? (Mark only one.) (MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Never married426410.8
2) In first marriage2118053.5
3) Remarried after divorce475412.0
4) Remarried after death of spouse9512.4
5) Living in a committed relationship7241.8
6) Separated2990.8
7) Divorced25906.5
8) Widowed485812.3
Missing1224 
TOTAL39620100.0
89) Do you have a spouse or partner who is also completing a survey here? (SPOUSSUR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes2034252.8
2) No1815047.2
Missing2352 
TOTAL38492100.0
90) What is your race or origin? (Mark all that apply.) Asian or Pacific Islander (ASIAN)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked4021398.5
1) Checked6311.5
TOTAL40844100.0
91) What is your race or origin? (Mark all that apply.) Black or African American (BLACK)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked3981597.5
1) Checked10292.5
TOTAL40844100.0
92) What is your race or origin? (Mark all that apply.) Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish origin (HISPANIC)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked4036698.8
1) Checked4781.2
TOTAL40844100.0
93) What is your race or origin? (Mark all that apply.) Indian (American) or Alaska Native (NATAMER)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked4038598.9
1) Checked4591.1
TOTAL40844100.0
94) What is your race or origin? (Mark all that apply.) White or Caucasian (WHITE)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked36358.9
1) Checked3720991.1
TOTAL40844100.0
95) What is your race or origin? (Mark all that apply.) Some other race (OTHRRACE)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked4034998.8
1) Checked4951.2
TOTAL40844100.0
96) Where were you born? (WHEREBRN)
TOTAL%
1) In the United States3806295.9
2) In another English-speaking country7271.8
3) In a non-English-speaking country8992.3
Missing1156 
TOTAL39688100.0
97) Where were your parents born? (PARBORN)
TOTAL%
1) Both born in the United States3564189.9
2) Only father born in the United States8482.1
3) Only mother born in the United States10632.7
4) Both father and mother born in another country21125.3
Missing1180 
TOTAL39664100.0
98) Where did you live when you were 5 years old? (WHERE5)
TOTAL%
1) In the United States3728795.9
2) In another country15974.1
Missing1960 
TOTAL38884100.0
99) When you were 5 years old, was English your primary language? (ENGLISH)
TOTAL%
1) Yes3747497.2
2) No10862.8
Missing2284 
TOTAL38560100.0
100) Which statement best describes the people who currently live in your household? (HHOLD)
TOTAL%
1) I live alone721318.4
2) A couple without children1567740.0
3) One adult with child/children15103.9
4) Two or more adults with child/children1170229.9
5) Some adults living in the same household30607.8
Missing1682 
TOTAL39162100.0
101) About how much do you give financially to this congregation? (GIVECONG)
TOTAL%
1) I give 10% or more of net income regularly687518.0
2) I give about 5% to 9% of net income regularly1391436.4
3) I give less than 5% of net income regularly1036127.1
4) I give a small amount whenever I am here461212.1
5) I do not contribute financially here24256.4
Missing2657 
TOTAL38187100.0
102) Which of the following describes your total annual household income before taxes? (HHINC)
TOTAL%
1) Less than $10,00018515.2
2) $10,000 to $24,999419111.8
3) $25,000 to $49,999816523.0
4) $50,000 to $74,999741920.9
5) $75,000 to $99,999506314.3
6) $100,000 to $124,999360610.2
7) $125,000 to $149,99916314.6
8) $150,000 or more358910.1
Missing5329 
TOTAL35515100.0
103) How many people in your household (including you) are: Less than 6 year old (HHLESS6)
TOTAL%
0) 0501012.3
1) 120154.9
2) 29712.4
3) 31180.3
4) 4190.0
5) 530.0
6) 630.0
7) 710.0
8) 810.0
9) 920.0
17) 1710.0
28) 2810.0
41) 4110.0
98) Checked1490.4
99) Left blank3254979.7
TOTAL40844100.0
104) How many people in your household (including you) are: 6 to 12 years old (HH6TO12)
TOTAL%
0) 0454111.1
1) 131887.8
2) 215973.9
3) 32470.6
4) 4220.1
5) 550.0
6) 630.0
9) 910.0
11) 1110.0
98) Checked1230.3
99) Left blank3111676.2
TOTAL40844100.0
105) How many people in your household (including you) are: 13 to 18 years old (HH13TO18)
TOTAL%
0) 038289.4
1) 139729.7
2) 219714.8
3) 32350.6
4) 4330.1
5) 550.0
6) 640.0
8) 810.0
9) 910.0
24) 2410.0
28) 2810.0
42) 4210.0
98) Checked1850.5
99) Left blank3060674.9
TOTAL40844100.0
106) How many people in your household (including you) are: 19 to 24 years old (HH19TO24)
TOTAL%
0) 0424910.4
1) 127516.7
2) 28562.1
3) 31120.3
4) 4410.1
5) 5130.0
6) 670.0
7) 740.0
8) 810.0
18) 1810.0
25) 2510.0
30) 3020.0
41) 4110.0
50) 5010.0
84) 8410.0
98) Checked1330.3
99) Left blank3267080.0
TOTAL40844100.0
107) How many people in your household (including you) are: 25 years old or older (HH25OLDR)
TOTAL%
0) 05181.3
1) 1585214.3
2) 22472560.5
3) 317264.2
4) 43330.8
5) 5590.1
6) 6160.0
7) 7100.0
8) 850.0
9) 930.0
11) 1130.0
12) 1240.0
13) 1310.0
14) 1410.0
15) 1520.0
20) 2040.0
21) 2130.0
23) 2310.0
25) 2510.0
28) 2810.0
31) 3110.0
32) 3210.0
38) 3810.0
40) 4020.0
48) 4810.0
62) 6210.0
74) 7410.0
81) 8130.0
82) 8230.0
83) 8310.0
86) 8610.0
98) Checked420210.3
99) Left blank33588.2
TOTAL40844100.0
108) How many people in your household (including you) participate here: Less than 6 years old (PRTLESS6)
TOTAL%
0) 0436810.7
1) 118714.6
2) 28962.2
3) 31130.3
4) 4150.0
5) 530.0
11) 1120.0
98) Checked1920.5
99) Left blank3338481.7
TOTAL40844100.0
109) How many people in your household (including you) participate here: 6 to 12 years old (PRT6TO12)
TOTAL%
0) 039769.7
1) 130037.4
2) 215263.7
3) 32320.6
4) 4240.1
5) 540.0
6) 620.0
7) 710.0
8) 810.0
9) 920.0
11) 1120.0
14) 1410.0
98) Checked1300.3
99) Left blank3194078.2
TOTAL40844100.0
110) How many people in your household (including you) participate here: 13 to 18 years old (PR13TO18)
TOTAL%
0) 034168.4
1) 136849.0
2) 216224.0
3) 31720.4
4) 4200.0
5) 510.0
7) 720.0
8) 810.0
9) 920.0
11) 1110.0
19) 1910.0
21) 2110.0
22) 2210.0
24) 2410.0
74) 7410.0
98) Checked1310.3
99) Left blank3178777.8
TOTAL40844100.0
111) How many people in your household (including you) participate here: 19 to 24 years old (PR19TO24)
TOTAL%
0) 040299.9
1) 118494.5
2) 24111.0
3) 3300.1
4) 470.0
5) 520.0
6) 630.0
7) 710.0
8) 810.0
9) 950.0
10) 1010.0
11) 1110.0
26) 2610.0
33) 3310.0
60) 6010.0
98) Checked1070.3
99) Left blank3439484.2
TOTAL40844100.0
112) How many people in your household (including you) participate here: 25 years old or older (PR25OLDR)
TOTAL%
0) 07391.8
1) 1961923.6
2) 22167853.1
3) 37501.8
4) 41290.3
5) 5140.0
6) 650.0
7) 790.0
8) 840.0
9) 930.0
11) 1110.0
12) 1230.0
14) 1420.0
20) 2030.0
21) 2160.0
23) 2320.0
24) 2420.0
25) 2510.0
27) 2730.0
28) 2810.0
31) 3110.0
41) 4110.0
42) 4210.0
48) 4840.0
71) 7110.0
81) 8110.0
82) 8210.0
87) 8710.0
88) 8820.0
89) 8920.0
98) Checked32508.0
99) Left blank460511.3
TOTAL40844100.0
113) How many children of any age do you have, whether they live at home or elsewhere? Please write the number: (NUMBCHLD)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL408448.21723
114) How many of your children of any age live at home with you? Please write the number: (CHLDHOME)
TOTAL%
0) 02555962.6
1) 1530713.0
2) 2465511.4
3) 315043.7
4) 43040.7
5) 5820.2
6) 6410.1
7) 7120.0
8) 890.0
9) 950.0
10) 1070.0
11) 1170.0
12) 1220.0
14) 1440.0
15) 1510.0
16) 1610.0
17) 1710.0
18) 1820.0
19) 1910.0
20) 2030.0
22) 2210.0
29) 2910.0
30) 3020.0
31) 3120.0
32) 3210.0
38) 3810.0
40) 4020.0
42) 4220.0
44) 4410.0
45) 4510.0
50) 5020.0
52) 5220.0
60) 60210.1
61) 6170.0
62) 6250.0
63) 6320.0
64) 6410.0
66) 6620.0
67) 6710.0
70) 7020.0
73) 7310.0
80) 8010.0
83) 8310.0
86) 8610.0
88) 8810.0
90) 9010.0
98) Checked1090.3
99) Left blank31637.7
TOTAL40844100.0
115) How long does it usually take you to get there? (HOWLONG)
TOTAL%
1) 1-5 minutes940227.8
2) 6-10 minutes1031030.5
3) 11-15 minutes663419.6
4) 16-20 minutes405012.0
5) 21-30 minutes24597.3
6) More than 30 minutes9852.9
Missing7004 
TOTAL33840100.0
116) Compared to 2 years ago, do you think you participate in activities of the congregation more, less, or about the same amount as you did then? (MORELESS)
TOTAL%
1) Participate more926927.7
2) About the same participation1713051.2
3) Participate less482114.4
4) Not applicable (been coming less than 2 years)22676.8
Missing7357 
TOTAL33487100.0
117) Have this congregation's leaders encouraged you to find and use your gifts and skills here? (USEGIFTS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, to a great extent1038231.4
2) Yes, to some extent1293339.2
3) Yes, to a small extent537216.3
4) Not at all21756.6
5) Don't know21556.5
Missing7827 
TOTAL33017100.0
118) How often do you experience the following during worship services at this congregation? (Mark one response in every row.) A sense of God's presence (SENSEGOD)
TOTAL%
1) Always1155436.1
2) Usually1273539.8
3) Sometimes632619.8
4) Rarely13674.3
Missing8862 
TOTAL31982100.0
119) How often do you experience the following during worship services at this congregation? (Mark one response in every row.) Inspiration (INSPIRTN)
TOTAL%
1) Always816326.0
2) Usually1494947.6
3) Sometimes737723.5
4) Rarely9092.9
Missing9446 
TOTAL31398100.0
120) How often do you experience the following during worship services at this congregation? (Mark one response in every row.) Boredom (BOREDOM)
TOTAL%
1) Always2891.0
2) Usually10713.6
3) Sometimes896330.3
4) Rarely1927765.1
Missing11244 
TOTAL29600100.0
121) How often do you experience the following during worship services at this congregation? (Mark one response in every row.) Awe or mystery (AWE)
TOTAL%
1) Always12444.3
2) Usually471516.2
3) Sometimes1447949.8
4) Rarely861829.7
Missing11788 
TOTAL29056100.0
122) How often do you experience the following during worship services at this congregation? (Mark one response in every row.) Joy (JOY)
TOTAL%
1) Always790225.5
2) Usually1474347.6
3) Sometimes731623.6
4) Rarely10093.3
Missing9874 
TOTAL30970100.0
123) How often do you experience the following during worship services at this congregation? (Mark one response in every row.) Frustration (FRUSTRAT)
TOTAL%
1) Always2480.8
2) Usually9943.4
3) Sometimes782226.4
4) Rarely2053769.4
Missing11243 
TOTAL29601100.0
124) How often do you experience the following during worship services at this congregation? (Mark one response in every row.) Spontaneity (SPONTNTY)
TOTAL%
1) Always14625.0
2) Usually564919.4
3) Sometimes1464150.4
4) Rarely729525.1
Missing11797 
TOTAL29047100.0
125) How often do you experience the following during worship services at this congregation? (Mark one response in every row.) A sense of fulfilling my obligation (FULFILL)
TOTAL%
1) Always475915.8
2) Usually1414446.9
3) Sometimes847228.1
4) Rarely28059.3
Missing10664 
TOTAL30180100.0
126) Do you agree or disagree: 'Only followers of Jesus Christ can be saved'? (ONLYJC)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree754322.6
2) Agree800124.0
3) Neutral or unsure691320.7
4) Disagree726821.8
5) Strongly disagree364510.9
Missing7474 
TOTAL33370100.0
127) Do you agree or disagree: 'I have a sense of excitement about our congregation's future'? (EXCITE)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree753422.7
2) Agree1528846.0
3) Neutral or unsure862125.9
4) Disagree14484.4
5) Strongly disagree3311.0
Missing7622 
TOTAL33222100.0
128) Over the last two years, has there been any conflict in this congregation? (Mark only one.) (CONFLICT)
TOTAL%
1) No conflict that I am aware of1302639.1
2) Some minor conflict1154934.7
3) Major conflict15754.7
4) Major conflict, with leaders or people leaving19195.8
5) Don't know523615.7
Missing7539 
TOTAL33305100.0
129) Of the following, which one best describes your opinion of the future directions of this congregation? (FUTURE)
TOTAL%
1) We need to get back to the way we did things in the past8482.6
2) We are faithfully maintaining past directions345210.5
3) We are currently deciding on new directions897727.2
4) We are currently moving in new directions989630.0
5) We need to rethink where we are heading26658.1
6) Our future is very unclear or doubtful12453.8
7) Don't know590417.9
Missing7857 
TOTAL32987100.0
130) Do you agree or disagree: 'This congregation is always ready to try something new'? (TRYNEW)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree28958.7
2) Agree1481844.8
3) Neutral or unsure1130734.1
4) Disagree370111.2
5) Strongly disagree3911.2
Missing7732 
TOTAL33112100.0
131) To what extent does the minister, pastor, or priest here take into account the ideas of those who worship here? (IDEAS)
TOTAL%
1) A great extent1565147.2
2) Some extent1044831.5
3) A small extent15574.7
4) Not at all2500.8
5) Don't know485514.6
6) There is currently no leader here4251.3
Missing7658 
TOTAL33186100.0
132) Which of the following is the best description of the style of leadership of your pastor, minister, or priest? (LEADSTYL)
TOTAL%
1) Leadership that tends to take charge504915.3
2) Leadership that inspires people to take action1637149.6
3) Leadership that acts on goals that people here have been involved in setting662120.1
4) Leadership where the people start most things11333.4
5) There is currently no leader here7102.2
6) Don't know31079.4
Missing7853 
TOTAL32991100.0
133) Do you agree or disagree: 'God is directly involved in worldly affairs'? (GODINVLV)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree1201336.1
2) Agree1284138.6
3) Neutral or unsure617918.6
4) Disagree17325.2
5) Strongly disagree4121.2
6) Don't believe in God890.3
Missing7578 
TOTAL33266100.0
134) Do you agree or disagree: 'God is angered by human sin'? (GODANGER)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree897127.1
2) Agree1285038.8
3) Neutral or unsure683420.6
4) Disagree358010.8
5) Strongly disagree8112.4
6) Don't believe in God970.3
Missing7701 
TOTAL33143100.0
135) Which of the following terms best describes your current stand on theological issues? (THEOLOGY)
TOTAL%
1) Very conservative26027.9
2) Conservative1370941.7
3) Right in the middle989330.1
4) Liberal528716.1
5) Very liberal13714.2
Missing7982 
TOTAL32862100.0
136) Survey form ID (FORM_ID)
TOTAL%
1) 10.0
2) 10.0
3) 10.0
4) 10.0
5) 10.0
6) 10.0
7) 10.0
8) 10.0
9) 10.0
10) 10.0
11) 10.0
12) 10.0
13) 10.0
14) 10.0
15) 10.0
16) 10.0
17) 10.0
18) 10.0
19) 10.0
20) 10.0
21) 10.0
22) 10.0
23) 10.0
24) 10.0
25) 10.0
26) 10.0
1643) 6421.6
5441) 5991.5
8451) 6041.5
8501) 60.0
9636) 6001.5
15205) 160.0
17504) 12143.0
18443) 1750.4
18830) 3454984.6
20177) 6081.5
29639) 5441.3
38142) 5901.4
47239) 610.1
58275) 410.1
61606) 5691.4
TOTAL40844100.0
137) Year took survey (SURVYEAR)
TOTAL%
2008) 3532286.5
2009) 552213.5
TOTAL40844100.0
138) Survey wave (WAVE)
TOTAL%
1) Congregations repeating from 20011725942.3
2) Congregations newly sampled in 20082237654.8
3) Both 2001 and 2008-200912093.0
TOTAL40844100.0
139) Average attendance (SIZE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL40844218.98239
140) Ten year trends total members 2008 (TOTMEM08)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL40844470.554692
141) Ten year trends total attendance 2008 (ATTEND08)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL40844204.748247
142) Ten year trends total members 2007 (TOTMEM07)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL40844473.475669
143) Ten year trends total attendance 2007 (ATTEND07)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL40844193.895200
144) Ten year trends total members 2006 (TOTMEM06)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL40844479.853669
145) Ten year trends total attendance 2006 (ATTEND06)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL40844218.032259
146) Ten year trends total members 2005 (TOTMEM05)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL40844484.243652
147) Ten year trends total attendance 2005 (ATTEND05)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL40844224.068294
148) Ten year trends total members 2004 (TOTMEM04)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL40844485.322640
149) Ten year trends total attendance 2004 (ATTEND04)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL40844223.977296
150) Ten year trends total members 2003 (TOTMEM03)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL40844488.643634
151) Ten year trends total attendance 2003 (ATTEND03)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL40844223.507292
152) Ten year trends total members 2002 (TOTMEM02)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL40844486.766613
153) Ten year trends total attendance 2002 (ATTEND02)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL40844190.198181
154) Ten year trends total members 2001 (TOTMEM01)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL40844486.009592
155) Ten year trends total attendance 2001 (ATTEND01)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL40844228.637294
156) Ten year trends total members 2000 (TOTMEM00)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL40844483.91573
157) Ten year trends total attendance 2000 (ATTEND00)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL40844201.655258
158) I-AGE: In what year were you born? 19__ (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-AGE)
TOTAL%
1) 70 years or older1269932.1
2) 60 to 69 years old784619.9
3) 50 to 59 years old733218.6
4) 40 to 49 years old538313.6
5) 30 to 39 years old28327.2
6) Under 30 years old34238.7
Missing1329 
TOTAL39515100.0
159) I-EDUC: What is the highest educational level you have completed? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-EDUC)
TOTAL%
3) Some high school or less24086.1
4) Completed high school1003925.4
5) Trade certificate18144.6
6) Associate degree38009.6
7) Bachelor's degree from a university or college1195530.2
8) Master's, Doctorate, or other graduate degree954024.1
Missing1288 
TOTAL39556100.0
160) I-GENDER: Are you: (for use with online analysis) (I-GENDER)
TOTAL%
1) Female2362861.6
2) Male1471138.4
Missing2505 
TOTAL38339100.0
161) I-THEOLOGY: Which of the following terms best describes your current stand on theological issues? (for use with online analysis) (I-THEOLOGY)
TOTAL%
1) Very conservative26027.9
2) Conservative1370941.7
3) Right in the middle989330.1
4) Liberal528716.1
5) Very liberal13714.2
Missing7982 
TOTAL32862100.0
162) I-ATTEND: How often do you go to worship services at this congregation? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-ATTEND)
TOTAL%
1) This is my first time8642.1
2) Hardly ever or special occasions only6241.5
4) Once a month or less17514.3
5) Two or three times a month653916.1
6) Usually every week2797068.9
7) More than once a week28687.1
Missing228 
TOTAL40616100.0