Profiles of Ministry I, 1989

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


All frequencies are raw numbers (no weights used).
1) What is your birth order in your own family? (BRTHORDR)
TOTAL%
1) First/only child715739.9
2) Second born488027.2
3) Third born294916.5
4) Fourth born15358.6
5) Fifth born6373.6
6) Sixth born or later7694.3
Missing583 
TOTAL17927100.0
2) Your predominant racial background? (ETHNIC)
TOTAL%
1) American Indian620.4
2) Black (Negro)7004.0
3) Caucasian1625592.0
4) Chicano2311.3
5) Oriental3862.2
6) Polynesian280.2
Missing848 
TOTAL17662100.0
3) Your parents' socio-economic status during your growing years: (SES)
TOTAL%
1) Upper1240.7
2) Upper Middle273515.4
3) Middle929652.4
4) Lower Middle468126.4
5) Lower8965.1
Missing778 
TOTAL17732100.0
4) If you are a seminarian, degree for which you are presently enrolled: (DEGREE)
TOTAL%
1) M.Div./B.D.1355380.7
2) B.Th.1651.0
3) M.A.15639.3
4) M.R.E.12777.6
5) D.Min.2361.4
Missing1716 
TOTAL16794100.0
5) Your present marital status: (MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Never married902450.9
2) Married799645.1
3) Divorced/separated6103.4
4) Widowed1000.6
Missing780 
TOTAL17730100.0
6) Sex: (SEX)
TOTAL%
1) Male1400279.2
2) Female367220.8
Missing836 
TOTAL17674100.0
7) Below is a list of characteristics which may typify one's religious upbringing. Read all of them and mark each item Y or N on your answer sheet for each as follows: Y = Yes, Did characterize my religious upbringing. N = No, Did not characterize my religious upbringing. - Protestant (UPBRING1)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1392879.2
2) No366820.8
Missing914 
TOTAL17596100.0
8) Below is a list of characteristics which may typify one's religious upbringing. Read all of them and mark each item Y or N on your answer sheet for each as follows: Y = Yes, Did characterize my religious upbringing. N = No, Did not characterize my religious upbringing. - Catholic (UPBRING2)
TOTAL%
1) Yes401422.9
2) No1350777.1
Missing989 
TOTAL17521100.0
9) Below is a list of characteristics which may typify one's religious upbringing. Read all of them and mark each item Y or N on your answer sheet for each as follows: Y = Yes, Did characterize my religious upbringing. N = No, Did not characterize my religious upbringing. - Orthodox (UPBRING3)
TOTAL%
1) Yes9475.4
2) No1652494.6
Missing1039 
TOTAL17471100.0
10) Below is a list of characteristics which may typify one's religious upbringing. Read all of them and mark each item Y or N on your answer sheet for each as follows: Y = Yes, Did characterize my religious upbringing. N = No, Did not characterize my religious upbringing. - Jewish (UPBRING4)
TOTAL%
1) Yes2361.3
2) No1725598.7
Missing1019 
TOTAL17491100.0
11) Below is a list of characteristics which may typify one's religious upbringing. Read all of them and mark each item Y or N on your answer sheet for each as follows: Y = Yes, Did characterize my religious upbringing. N = No, Did not characterize my religious upbringing. -- Non-church (UPBRING5)
TOTAL%
1) Yes186910.7
2) No1561589.3
Missing1026 
TOTAL17484100.0
12) Below is a list of characteristics which may typify one's religious upbringing. Read all of them and mark each item Y or N on your answer sheet for each as follows: Y = Yes, Did characterize my religious upbringing. N = No, Did not characterize my religious upbringing. - Fundamentalist (UPBRING6)
TOTAL%
1) Yes462326.5
2) No1284673.5
Missing1041 
TOTAL17469100.0
13) Below is a list of characteristics which may typify one's religious upbringing. Read all of them and mark each item Y or N on your answer sheet for each as follows: Y = Yes, Did characterize my religious upbringing. N = No, Did not characterize my religious upbringing. -- Charismatic/pentacostal (UPBRING7)
TOTAL%
1) Yes15048.6
2) No1597491.4
Missing1032 
TOTAL17478100.0
14) Below is a list of characteristics which may typify one's religious upbringing. Read all of them and mark each item Y or N on your answer sheet for each as follows: Y = Yes, Did characterize my religious upbringing. N = No, Did not characterize my religious upbringing. - Pietistic (UPBRING8)
TOTAL%
1) Yes263415.1
2) No1480684.9
Missing1070 
TOTAL17440100.0
15) Below is a list of characteristics which may typify one's religious upbringing. Read all of them and mark each item Y or N on your answer sheet for each as follows: Y = Yes, Did characterize my religious upbringing. N = No, Did not characterize my religious upbringing. - Liberal (UPBRING9)
TOTAL%
1) Yes414423.7
2) No1333776.3
Missing1029 
TOTAL17481100.0
16) Below is a list of characteristics which may typify one's religious upbringing. Read all of them and mark each item Y or N on your answer sheet for each as follows: Y = Yes, Did characterize my religious upbringing. N = No, Did not characterize my religious upbringing. - Conservative (UPBRNG10)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1208969.1
2) No539630.9
Missing1025 
TOTAL17485100.0
17) Below is a list of characteristics which may typify one's religious upbringing. Read all of them and mark each item Y or N on your answer sheet for each as follows: Y = Yes, Did characterize my religious upbringing. N = No, Did not characterize my religious upbringing. - Evangelical (UPBRNG11)
TOTAL%
1) Yes864949.5
2) No883250.5
Missing1029 
TOTAL17481100.0
18) Below is a list of characteristics which may typify one's religious upbringing. Read all of them and mark each item Y or N on your answer sheet for each as follows: Y = Yes, Did characterize my religious upbringing. N = No, Did not characterize my religious upbringing. -- Anti-church (UPBRNG12)
TOTAL%
1) Yes5483.1
2) No1693496.9
Missing1028 
TOTAL17482100.0
19) Below is a list of characteristics which may typify one's religious upbringing. Read all of them and mark each item Y or N on your answer sheet for each as follows: Y = Yes, Did characterize my religious upbringing. N = No, Did not characterize my religious upbringing. - Legalistic (UPBRNG13)
TOTAL%
1) Yes334219.2
2) No1409380.8
Missing1075 
TOTAL17435100.0
20) Choose and mark on your answer sheet the number which represents how you would characterize your own present theological persuasion within your church body. (STANCE1)
TOTAL%
1) Very Conservative7014.0
2) Val = 2230113.0
3) Val = 3370620.9
4) Val = 4428324.2
5) Val = 5418023.6
6) Val = 6200511.3
7) Very Liberal5323.0
Missing802 
TOTAL17708100.0
21) Choose and mark on your answer sheet the number which represents how you would characterize your own present theological persuasion within the entire Christian community. (STANCE2)
TOTAL%
1) Very Conservative11806.7
2) Val = 2335519.0
3) Val = 3383621.7
4) Val = 4389022.0
5) Val = 5307717.4
6) Val = 6178310.1
7) Very Liberal5513.1
Missing838 
TOTAL17672100.0
22) Based on information from a representative sample of North American seminaries, eight different areas of service to which new ministers might go, have been identified. -- First choice (CHOICE1)
TOTAL%
1) Alone; inner city, or large town.10025.8
2) Alone; small town, rural community, or residential urban/suburban area493828.5
3) Assistant; with one or more colleagues, urban -- central city, large town, or suburban328018.9
4) Education or youth minister; with one or more colleagues, in a large urban, suburban, or group of rural churches16159.3
5) With colleagues; high school or college (but not seminary)222412.8
6) Social worker; counselor worker-priest, street minister, community organizer, etc.12497.2
7) Chaplain; hospital, retirement center, children's home, or relating to a specific treatment group such as alcoholics8795.1
8) Evangelist; maybe outside the community12367.1
10) Other8955.2
Missing1192 
TOTAL17318100.0
23) Based on information from a representative sample of North American seminaries, eight different areas of service to which new ministers might go, have been identified. -- Second choice (CHOICE2)
TOTAL%
1) Alone; inner city, or large town.13217.5
2) Alone; small town, rural community, or residential urban/suburban area223312.8
3) Assistant; with one or more colleagues, urban -- central city, large town, or suburban330118.9
4) Education or youth minister; with one or more colleagues, in a large urban, suburban, or group of rural churches210112.0
5) With colleagues; high school or college (but not seminary)298817.1
6) Social worker; counselor worker-priest, street minister, community organizer, etc.14468.3
7) Chaplain; hospital, retirement center, children's home, or relating to a specific treatment group such as alcoholics16739.6
8) Evangelist; maybe outside the community15849.1
10) Other8534.9
Missing1010 
TOTAL17500100.0
24) What is your age? (AGE)
TOTAL%
18) 10.0
19) 100.1
20) 550.3
21) 5513.1
22) 276715.4
23) 225012.5
24) 17239.6
25) 13887.7
26) 10916.1
27) 9715.4
28) 7804.3
29) 7124.0
30) 6613.7
31) 5833.2
32) 5172.9
33) 4482.5
34) 4082.3
35) 3311.8
36) 3181.8
37) 2971.7
38) 2401.3
39) 2091.2
40) 2221.2
41) 1700.9
42) 1530.9
43) 1340.7
44) 1310.7
45) 1100.6
46) 1200.7
47) 850.5
48) 720.4
49) 710.4
50) 710.4
51) 550.3
52) 600.3
53) 450.3
54) 380.2
55) 310.2
56) 340.2
57) 220.1
58) 180.1
59) 150.1
60) 140.1
Missing528 
TOTAL17982100.0
25) What is the denomination you are preparing to minister? (If you are considering more than one, please record only the number of the one toward which you are currently most inclined. (REDENOM)
TOTAL%
1) African Methodist Episcopal830.5
2) African Episcopal Zion430.2
3) Anglican Church of Canada7144.0
4) American Baptist Churches of the U.S.A.5152.9
5) Baptist Federation of Canada1290.7
6) Baptist General Conference800.4
7) Baptist Missionary Association of America450.2
8) Conservative Baptist Association of America440.2
9) North American Baptist General Conference480.3
10) Southern Baptist Convention483726.8
11) Brethren Church (Ashland, Ohio)740.4
12) Church of the Brethren2121.2
13) Christian Churches & Churches of Christ3011.7
14) Christian Churches (Disciples of Christ)1891.0
15) North American Christian Convention1460.8
16) Church of God (Anderson, Indiana)480.3
17) Churches of God in North America2041.1
18) Church of the Nazarene1310.7
19) The General Convention of the New Jerusalem in the U.S.A.20.0
20) Evangelical Congregational Church270.1
21) Evangelical Covenant Church of America370.2
22) Evangelical Free Church of America730.4
23) Religious Society of Friends90.0
24) Greek Orthodox Church in America1270.7
25) Jewish10.0
26) The American Lutheran Church1060.6
27) The Lutheran Church in America4462.5
28) The Lutheran Church -- Missouri Synod10695.9
29) General Conference Mennonite Church300.2
30) Mennonite Brethren Church in North America840.5
31) Mennonite Church960.5
32) Moravian Church in America960.5
33) Orthodox Church of America40.0
34) Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church150.1
35) Cumberland Presbyterian Church1530.8
36) The Presbyterian Churdch in Canada440.2
37) The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)5643.1
38) United Presbyterian2171.2
39) Protestant Episcopal3021.7
40) Christian Reformed1530.8
41) Reformed Church in America720.4
42) Roman Catholic300316.6
43) Seventh-day Adventist5713.2
44) Unitarian Universalist Association280.2
45) United Church of Canada1130.6
46) United Church of Christ3652.0
47) United Methodist Church14588.1
48) Other9565.3
Missing446 
TOTAL18064100.0
26) Indicate the family of the denomination you have just selected as your own. (REDENFAM)
TOTAL%
1) Anglican-Episcopal5072.8
2) Canadian-American Baptist6643.7
3) Southern Baptist524729.1
4) Christian6323.5
5) Orthodox1620.9
6) Evangelicals14808.2
7) Free Churches4052.2
8) Jewish320.2
9) Lutheran16289.0
10) United Methodist16209.0
11) Presbyterian-Reformed14097.8
12) Roman Catholic306317.0
13) United Church of Christ4032.2
14) United Church of Canada1160.6
17) Other6553.6
Missing487 
TOTAL18023100.0
27) What is your student status? (STATUS)
TOTAL%
1) Non-seminary80.3
2) Entering student276488.9
3) Graduating student2899.3
4) Post-seminary professional491.6
Missing15400 
TOTAL3110100.0
28) What was the year of your graduation? (REYEAR)
TOTAL%
1) 77-7812796.9
2) 78-79191910.4
3) 79-80194710.5
4) 80-81193910.5
5) 81-8218159.8
6) 82-8315628.4
7) 83-8414337.7
8) 84-8512376.7
9) 85-869014.9
10) 86-8713037.0
11) 87-8816468.9
12) 88-8915298.3
TOTAL18510100.0
29) I-ETHNICTY: Your predominant racial background? (recoded for use with on-line analysis) (I-ETHNICTY)
TOTAL%
0) Am.Indian620.4
1) Black7004.0
2) Caucasian1625492.0
3) Chicano2311.3
4) Asian4142.3
Missing849 
TOTAL17661100.0
30) I-ECONSTAT: Your parents' socio-economic status during your growing years: (for use with on-line analysis) (I-ECONSTAT)
TOTAL%
1) Upper1240.7
2) Upper Middle273515.4
3) Middle929652.4
4) Lower Middle468126.4
5) Lower8965.1
Missing778 
TOTAL17732100.0
31) I-MARITAL: Your present marital status: (for use with on-line analysis) (I-MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Never married902450.9
2) Married799645.1
3) Divorced/separated6103.4
4) Widowed1000.6
Missing780 
TOTAL17730100.0
32) I-SEX: Sex: (for use with on-line analysis) (I-SEX)
TOTAL%
1) Male1400279.2
2) Female367220.8
Missing836 
TOTAL17674100.0
33) I-AGE: What is your age? (recoded for use with on-line analysis) (I-AGE)
TOTAL%
0) 18-22338418.8
1) 23-25536129.8
2) 26-30421423.4
3) 31-35228712.7
4) 36 & over273515.2
Missing529 
TOTAL17981100.0