Presbyterian Panel Survey, 2000-2002 - Demographic Information, Clergy

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All frequencies are raw numbers (no weights used).
1) Panel Identification Number (CODE)
2) When were you ordained as a minister of the Word and Sacrament? (WHENORD)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL131280.47612
3) If you were ordained by a denomination other than the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) or one of its predecessor denominations, name that body. (DENOMORD)
TOTAL%
1) Baptist2012.3
2) Disciples of Christ31.9
3) Episcopalian10.6
4) Lutheran10.6
5) Methodist106.2
6) Presbyterian8250.6
7) Other Presbyterian53.1
8) Reformed84.9
10) United Church of Christ53.1
12) Other21.2
61) Perkins SMU10.6
66) Reformed Church in America10.6
70) Other159.3
71) Evangelical PC21.2
73) Canadian Presbyterian10.6
74) UPC21.2
99) Other31.9
Missing1155 
TOTAL162100.0
4) Are you presently enrolled in a graduate school, seminary, or theological school? (ENRLPRES)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1088.4
2) No118291.6
Missing27 
TOTAL1290100.0
5) [IF YES TO ENRLPRES], degree: (ENRLDEGR)
TOTAL%
1) M.C.E./M.R.E.22.2
2) MA11.1
3) THM-STM22.2
4) D.Min6774.4
5) Ph.D./S.T.D./Th.D.1213.3
6) Other66.7
Missing1227 
TOTAL90100.0
6) [IF YES TO ENRLPRES], school: (ENRLSCHO)
TOTAL%
5) Austin22.7
6) Bangor11.3
8) Bethel11.3
16) Claremont11.3
18) Columbia1925.3
19) Concordia11.3
22) Dubuque11.3
27) Erskine11.3
30) Fuller912.0
41) Louisville Pts34.0
43) Lutheran Pa11.3
45) McCormick68.0
52) New Brunswick11.3
57) NW Lutheran Theo11.3
63) Pittsburgh22.7
65) Princeton34.0
66) Reformed22.7
68) San Francisco68.0
74) Trinity Evangelical11.3
78) Union VA22.7
89) Emory11.3
99) Other1013.3
Missing1242 
TOTAL75100.0
7) Before entering seminary for your B.D. or M.Div., were you engaged in any long-term secular job or career? (BEF_SEM)
TOTAL%
1) Yes44234.2
2) No85165.8
Missing24 
TOTAL1293100.0
8) Please indicate the year and the school from which you received your B.D. or M.Div. degree. - Year degree received (YEAR_DEG)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL129278.39614
9) [IF YES TO YEAR_DEG] Please indicate the year and the school from which you received your B.D. or M.Div. degree. - School from which degree received (SCHL_DEG)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL126850.74225
10) Do you have one or more other graduate degrees from a seminary or other school of theological education (besides your B.D. or M.Div.)? (Check one box) (OTH_DEG)
TOTAL%
1) Yes49037.8
2) No80662.2
Missing21 
TOTAL1296100.0
11) [IF YES TO OTH_DEG] Please indicate the degree(s), year(s) received, and school(s) - has received M.C.E./M.R.E. (ODEG_MCE)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked130398.9
1) Checked141.1
TOTAL1317100.0
12) [IF YES TO OTH_DEG] Please indicate the degree(s), year(s) received, and school(s) - year received M.C.E./M.R.E. (OSCH_MCE)
TOTAL%
59) 14.8
60) 14.8
62) 29.5
63) 419.0
64) 14.8
67) 14.8
68) 14.8
69) 14.8
72) 14.8
75) 14.8
77) 29.5
84) 14.8
85) 29.5
95) 29.5
Missing1296 
TOTAL21100.0
13) [IF YES TO OTH_DEG] Please indicate the degree(s), year(s) received, and school(s) - school received M.C.E./M.R.E. (OYR_MCE)
TOTAL%
41) Louisville Pts14.8
64) PSCE1257.1
65) Princeton419.0
75) Union-Auburn14.8
99) Other314.3
Missing1296 
TOTAL21100.0
14) [IF YES TO OTH_DEG] Please indicate the degree(s), year(s) received, and school(s) - has received M.A. (ODEG_MA)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked122893.2
1) Checked896.8
TOTAL1317100.0
15) [IF YES TO OTH_DEG] Please indicate the degree(s), year(s) received, and school(s) - year received M.A. (OSCH_MA)
TOTAL%
55) 22.0
58) 11.0
60) 11.0
61) 11.0
62) 22.0
63) 11.0
64) 44.0
66) 22.0
67) 44.0
68) 55.0
69) 11.0
70) 44.0
72) 33.0
73) 22.0
74) 55.0
75) 33.0
76) 55.0
77) 22.0
78) 33.0
79) 22.0
80) 65.9
81) 33.0
82) 22.0
83) 11.0
84) 44.0
85) 33.0
86) 44.0
87) 33.0
88) 33.0
89) 44.0
90) 44.0
91) 22.0
92) 33.0
93) 11.0
94) 33.0
95) 11.0
96) 11.0
Missing1216 
TOTAL101100.0
16) [IF YES TO OTH_DEG] Please indicate the degree(s), year(s) received, and school(s) - school received M.A. (OYR_MA)
TOTAL%
9) Brite11.0
13) University of Chicago Divinity22.0
16) Claremont33.1
18) Columbia44.1
22) Dubuque33.1
30) Fuller77.1
41) Louisville Pts11.0
42) Luther NW11.0
48) Methodist11.0
53) New York11.0
63) Pittsburgh11.0
64) PSCE2424.5
65) Princeton11.0
68) San Francisco11.0
74) Trinity Evangelical22.0
78) Union Va11.0
79) University of Notre Dame11.0
88) Yale22.0
99) Other4141.8
Missing1219 
TOTAL98100.0
17) [IF YES TO OTH_DEG] Please indicate the degree(s), year(s) received, and school(s) - has received Th.M./S.T.M. (ODEG_THM)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked123093.4
1) Checked876.6
TOTAL1317100.0
18) [IF YES TO OTH_DEG] Please indicate the degree(s), year(s) received, and school(s) - year received Th.M./S.T.M. (OSCH_THM)
TOTAL%
48) 11.0
55) 11.0
57) 11.0
60) 11.0
61) 11.0
62) 33.0
63) 22.0
64) 22.0
65) 55.1
66) 33.0
67) 77.1
68) 44.0
69) 66.1
70) 22.0
71) 33.0
72) 22.0
73) 44.0
74) 22.0
75) 22.0
76) 22.0
77) 33.0
78) 22.0
79) 55.1
80) 22.0
81) 11.0
82) 11.0
83) 11.0
84) 22.0
85) 22.0
87) 44.0
88) 11.0
89) 66.1
90) 11.0
91) 33.0
92) 44.0
93) 22.0
94) 11.0
97) 11.0
98) 33.0
Missing1218 
TOTAL99100.0
19) [IF YES TO OTH_DEG] Please indicate the degree(s), year(s) received, and school(s) - school received Th.M./S.T.M. (OYR_THM)
TOTAL%
2) Andover Newton11.0
9) Brite11.0
10) Calvin11.0
15) Christian Theo11.0
16) Claremont11.0
18) Columbia66.0
20) Covenant11.0
22) Dubuque22.0
25) Eden11.0
28) Evangelical Puerto Rico22.0
30) Fuller33.0
33) Gordon Conwell11.0
34) Harvard University11.0
42) Luther NW11.0
45) McCormick33.0
53) New York44.0
61) Perkins11.0
63) Pittsburgh11.0
65) Princeton3737.0
67) Regent11.0
68) San Francisco33.0
75) Union-Auburn44.0
78) Union VA88.0
88) Yale55.0
99) Other1010.0
Missing1217 
TOTAL100100.0
20) [IF YES TO OTH_DEG] Please indicate the degree(s), year(s) received, and school(s) - has received D.Min. (ODEG_DMN)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked107381.5
1) Checked24418.5
TOTAL1317100.0
21) [IF YES TO OTH_DEG] Please indicate the degree(s), year(s) received, and school(s) - year received D.Min. (OSCH_DMN)
TOTAL%
0) 10.4
59) 10.4
63) 10.4
69) 10.4
70) 10.4
72) 20.7
73) 10.4
74) 31.1
75) 72.5
76) 114.0
77) 82.9
78) 82.9
79) 82.9
80) 155.4
81) 51.8
82) 145.1
83) 145.1
84) 134.7
85) 176.2
86) 72.5
87) 93.3
88) 82.9
89) 93.3
90) 196.9
91) 114.0
92) 134.7
93) 82.9
94) 134.7
95) 134.7
96) 134.7
97) 20.7
98) 134.7
99) 72.5
Missing1041 
TOTAL276100.0
22) [IF YES TO OTH_DEG] Please indicate the degree(s), year(s) received, and school(s) - school received D.Min. (OYR_DMN)
TOTAL%
2) Andover Newton10.4
4) Ashland10.4
5) Austin114.1
8) Bethel10.4
11) Candler10.4
14) Chicago Theo20.7
15) Christian Theo10.4
16) Claremont10.4
17) Colgate Rochester20.7
18) Columbia2910.9
20) Covenant10.4
21) Drew20.7
22) Dubuque10.4
24) Eastern Baptist93.4
25) Eden10.4
26) Episcopal10.4
30) Fuller228.2
33) Gordon Conwell31.1
34) Harvard University10.4
40) Lexington10.4
41) Louisville Pts124.5
42) Luther NW10.4
45) McCormick4918.4
53) New York20.7
63) Pittsburgh186.7
65) Princeton155.6
68) San Francisco217.9
69) Southeastern Baptist10.4
75) Union-Auburn20.7
76) United Theo Dayton10.4
77) United Theo MN31.1
78) Union VA3011.2
81) Vanderbilt20.7
83) Wesley10.4
84) Western Theo Sem31.1
85) Westminster10.4
89) Emory10.4
99) Other124.5
Missing1050 
TOTAL267100.0
23) [IF YES TO OTH_DEG] Please indicate the degree(s), year(s) received, and school(s) - has received Ph.D./S.T.D./Th.D. (ODEG_PHD)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked123093.4
1) Checked876.6
TOTAL1317100.0
24) [IF YES TO OTH_DEG] Please indicate the degree(s), year(s) received, and school(s) - year received Ph.D./S.T.D./Th.D. (OSCH_PHD)
TOTAL%
52) 11.1
62) 11.1
63) 11.1
64) 33.4
66) 22.3
68) 22.3
69) 11.1
70) 33.4
71) 11.1
72) 33.4
73) 44.6
74) 44.6
75) 11.1
76) 44.6
77) 11.1
78) 11.1
79) 22.3
80) 22.3
81) 33.4
82) 55.7
83) 33.4
84) 22.3
85) 22.3
86) 66.9
87) 44.6
88) 11.1
90) 55.7
91) 44.6
92) 33.4
93) 22.3
94) 33.4
95) 11.1
96) 11.1
97) 33.4
99) 22.3
Missing1230 
TOTAL87100.0
25) [IF YES TO OTH_DEG] Please indicate the degree(s), year(s) received, and school(s) - school received Ph.D./S.T.D./Th.D. (OYR_PHD)
TOTAL%
2) Andover Newton11.1
13) University of Chicago Divinity11.1
14) Chicago Theo11.1
16) Claremont22.3
18) Columbia11.1
21) Drew11.1
22) Dubuque11.1
23) Duke University55.7
30) Fuller22.3
34) Harvard University22.3
57) NW Lutheran Theo22.3
63) Pittsburgh11.1
65) Princeton66.8
68) San Francisco22.3
74) Trinity Evangelical11.1
75) Union-Auburn11.1
78) Union VA66.8
79) University of Notre Dame11.1
81) Vanderbilt44.5
88) Yale33.4
99) Other4450.0
Missing1229 
TOTAL88100.0
26) [IF YES TO OTH_DEG] Please indicate the degree(s), year(s) received, and school(s) - has received other degree (ODEG_OTH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked128697.6
1) Checked312.4
TOTAL1317100.0
27) [IF YES TO OTH_DEG] Please indicate the degree(s), year(s) received, and school(s) - year received other degree (OSCH_OTH)
TOTAL%
55) 13.1
57) 13.1
60) 13.1
64) 26.3
67) 13.1
72) 13.1
74) 13.1
79) 26.3
80) 26.3
81) 26.3
83) 13.1
84) 13.1
88) 13.1
90) 39.4
91) 13.1
92) 26.3
93) 39.4
94) 26.3
95) 13.1
96) 13.1
98) 26.3
Missing1285 
TOTAL32100.0
28) [IF YES TO OTH_DEG] Please indicate the degree(s), year(s) received, and school(s) - school received other degree (OYR_OTH)
TOTAL%
21) Drew13.3
30) Fuller13.3
34) Harvard University13.3
38) Johnson C Smith13.3
53) New York13.3
64) PSCE13.3
65) Princeton310.0
71) St Mary's13.3
78) Union VA13.3
81) Vanderbilt13.3
99) Other1860.0
Missing1287 
TOTAL30100.0
29) What is the highest level of formal education you have attained besides your theological or Christian education training? (HIGH_DEG)
TOTAL%
2) Completed high school70.5
3) Some college50.4
4) College graduate76159.5
5) Some graduate work20916.4
6) Graduate degree29623.2
Missing39 
TOTAL1278100.0
30) What category(-ies) below describes your current paid employment? (Check all that apply) - First response (EMP_CAT1)
TOTAL%
1) Pastor in a congregation105580.7
2) Non-parish job or ministry20015.3
3) Unemployed201.5
4) Retired from active ministry322.4
Missing10 
TOTAL1307100.0
31) What category(-ies) below describes your current paid employment? (Check all that apply) - Second response (EMP_CAT2)
TOTAL%
1) Pastor in a congregation11.8
2) Non-parish job4783.9
3) Unemployed11.8
4) Retired from active ministry712.5
Missing1261 
TOTAL56100.0
32) If you currently serve as a pastor in one or more congregations, do you consider yourself a full-time or part-time parish pastor? (PSTRTIME)
TOTAL%
1) Full-time90885.7
2) Part-time15214.3
Missing257 
TOTAL1060100.0
33) [IF PART-TIME FOR VARIABLE PSTRTIME] specify hours per week. (PSTRPART)
TOTAL%
1) 32.1
2) 32.1
5) 32.1
6) 32.1
8) 10.7
10) 85.5
11) 10.7
12) 42.7
14) 32.1
15) 128.2
16) 42.7
17) 10.7
18) 21.4
19) 10.7
20) 2215.1
22) 10.7
23) 21.4
24) 149.6
25) 106.8
26) 10.7
27) 21.4
28) 53.4
29) 10.7
30) 2013.7
32) 21.4
33) 10.7
34) 10.7
35) 74.8
39) 10.7
40) 53.4
50) 21.4
Missing1171 
TOTAL146100.0
34) If you currently serve as a pastor in one or more congregations, what position(s) do you have in a congregation? (Check all that apply) - First response (PSTRPOS1)
TOTAL%
1) Solo Pastor45342.1
2) Senior Pastor22420.8
3) Asst-Asso Pastor24522.8
4) Co-Pastor464.3
5) Stated-Temp Supply373.4
6) Designated Pastor60.6
7) Interim Pastor333.1
8) Tentmaker80.7
9) Paid Parish Associate161.5
10) Other80.7
Missing241 
TOTAL1076100.0
35) If you currently serve as a pastor in one or more congregations, what position(s) do you have in a congregation? (Check all that apply) - Second response (PSTRPOS2)
TOTAL%
1) Solo Pastor109.4
2) Senior Pastor1413.2
3) Asst Asso Pastor76.6
4) Co-Pastor10.9
5) Stated-Temp Supply2826.4
6) Designated Pastor98.5
7) Interim Pastor2119.8
8) Tentmaker32.8
9) Paid Parish Associate54.7
10) Other87.5
Missing1211 
TOTAL106100.0
36) If you currently serve as a pastor in one or more congregations, how many congregations do you currently serve as pastor? (Include here congregations you are serving as stated or temporary supply.) (PSTRNUM1)
TOTAL%
1) One99294.1
2) Two or more625.9
Missing263 
TOTAL1054100.0
37) [IF "TWO OR MORE" TO PSTRNUM1] How many congregations do you currently serve as pastor? (Include here congregations you are serving as stated or temporary supply.) (PSTRNUM2)
TOTAL%
0) 011.7
1) 111.7
2) 24270.0
3) 3915.0
4) 435.0
5) 523.3
7) 711.7
9) 9 or more11.7
Missing1257 
TOTAL60100.0
38) [IF "TWO OR MORE" TO PSTRNUM1] Are some or all of these congregations yoked as a larger parish? (PSTRYOKE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes2538.5
2) No4061.5
Missing1252 
TOTAL65100.0
39) What is the approximate membership of the congregation(s) you serve? Write the combined membership if you serve two or more. (CONGMEMB)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL1058729.0091142
40) If you are currently employed in one or more non-parish jobs or ministries, is your non-parish job or ministry full-time or part-time? (If you have more than one, answer in terms of the combined hours.) (NPARFUL)
TOTAL%
1) Full-time20766.3
2) Part-time10533.7
Missing1005 
TOTAL312100.0
41) If you are currently employed part-time in one or more non-parish jobs or ministries, specify hours per week. (If you have more than one, answer in terms of the combined hours.) (NPARPAR)
TOTAL%
1) 11.1
3) 11.1
4) 33.3
5) 77.6
6) 77.6
7) 22.2
8) 44.3
9) 22.2
10) 1415.2
12) 33.3
14) 11.1
15) 44.3
16) 44.3
18) 11.1
20) 99.8
22) 11.1
24) 44.3
25) 44.3
28) 22.2
29) 11.1
30) 1112.0
32) 11.1
35) 11.1
37) 11.1
40) 11.1
60) 11.1
99) 11.1
Missing1225 
TOTAL92100.0
42) If you are currently employed in one or more non-parish jobs or ministries, in what type of non-parish job or ministry are you currently employed? (Check all that apply) - First response (NPARJB1)
TOTAL%
1) Faculty/staff educ instit6823.4
2) Chaplain5619.2
3) Missionary62.1
4) National staff3813.1
5) Staff ecumenical93.1
6) Professional pastoral counselor217.2
7) Other employment9332.0
Missing1026 
TOTAL291100.0
43) If you are currently employed in one or more non-parish jobs or ministries, in what type of non-parish job or ministry are you currently employed? (Check all that apply) - Second response (NPARJB2)
TOTAL%
1) Faculty-staff educ instit25.9
2) Chaplain514.7
3) Missionary12.9
4) National Staff12.9
5) Staff ecumenical25.9
6) Professional pastoral counselor617.6
7) Other employment1750.0
Missing1283 
TOTAL34100.0
44) If you are currently employed in one or more non-parish jobs or ministries, in what type of institution do you work? (Check all that apply) - First response (NPARIN1)
TOTAL%
1) Military144.5
2) Civilian113.5
3) Elementary/middle/high school196.1
4) College/university4514.5
5) Seminary/theological school268.4
6) Hospital/medical facility3310.6
7) Church/religious body6721.6
8) Other non-profit4113.2
9) For-profit3511.3
10) Other196.1
Missing1007 
TOTAL310100.0
45) If you are currently employed in one or more non-parish jobs or ministries, in what type of institution do you work? (Check all that apply) - Second response (NPARIN2)
TOTAL%
4) College/university12.9
5) Seminary/theological school25.9
7) Church/religious body926.5
8) Other non-profit926.5
9) For-Profit514.7
10) Other823.5
Missing1283 
TOTAL34100.0
46) If you are currently employed in one or more non-parish jobs or ministries, is this organization affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)? (NPAR_AFF)
TOTAL%
1) Yes11739.1
2) No18260.9
Missing1018 
TOTAL299100.0
47) How old were you when you first became a member of a Presbyterian church? (HOWOLD)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL129321.51719
48) When you were growing up, say ages 10 to 12, how active were your parents in church? (PAR_ACTV)
TOTAL%
1) Very active71154.7
2) Generally active21416.5
3) Somewhat active1209.2
4) Not very active1017.8
5) Not active at all15111.6
6) Don't know30.2
Missing17 
TOTAL1300100.0
49) In what religious denomination were you raised? (Check only one. If you were part of more than one denomination as a child, answer by putting a check in the one that influenced you the most.) (DEN_RAIS)
TOTAL%
1) Baptist957.4
2) Disciples of Christ60.5
3) Episcopal231.8
4) Lutheran302.3
5) Methodist876.8
6) Presbyterian81063.3
7) Other Presbyterian252.0
8) Reformed231.8
9) Roman Catholic443.4
10) UCC272.1
11) Independent/non-denom272.1
12) Other715.5
13) None30.2
70) Other90.7
Missing37 
TOTAL1280100.0
50) Do any of your relatives serve as pastors, Christian educators, mission workers, or in other full-time ministry for a Presbyterian or other church? (RELPAST)
TOTAL%
1) Yes32225.2
2) No95574.8
Missing40 
TOTAL1277100.0
51) [IF YES TO RELPAST] How many relatives are currently serving the church in full-time paid positions? (RELPAST2)
TOTAL%
0) 10.3
1) 19257.8
2) 9829.5
3) 226.6
4) 103.0
5) 41.2
6) 10.3
7) 30.9
10) 10.3
Missing985 
TOTAL332100.0
52) [IF YES TO RELPAST] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - My father (DADPAST)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked128297.3
1) Checked352.7
TOTAL1317100.0
53) [IF YES TO RELPAST] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - My mother (MOMPAST)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked131399.7
1) Checked40.3
TOTAL1317100.0
54) [IF YES TO RELPAST] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - My grandfather (GDADPAST)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked131599.8
1) Checked20.2
TOTAL1317100.0
55) [IF YES TO RELPAST] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - My grandmother (GMOMPAST)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked131699.9
1) Checked10.1
TOTAL1317100.0
56) [IF YES TO RELPAST] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - My son (SONPAST)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked130398.9
1) Checked141.1
TOTAL1317100.0
57) [IF YES TO RELPAST] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - My daughter (DAUGPAST)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked130899.3
1) Checked90.7
TOTAL1317100.0
58) [IF YES TO RELPAST] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - A brother or sister (SIBPAST)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked121292.0
1) Checked1058.0
TOTAL1317100.0
59) [IF YES TO RELPAST] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - Other (OTHPAST)
TOTAL%
0) All other108682.5
1) Grandchild70.5
2) Distant ancestor30.2
3) Aunt/Uncle332.5
4) Niece/Nephew120.9
5) Cousin705.3
8) Spouse393.0
9) In-law675.1
TOTAL1317100.0
60) Have any other relatives, whether living or dead, such as grandparents or great-grandparents, served in the past as pastors, Christian educators, missionary workers, or in other full-time ministry for a Presbyterian or other church? (RELCRCH)
TOTAL%
1) Yes42132.3
2) No88367.7
Missing13 
TOTAL1304100.0
61) [IF YES TO RELCRCH] How many relatives in the past served the church in full-time paid positions? (Approximate number) (RELCRCH2)
TOTAL%
1) 22455.9
2) 8922.2
3) 4210.5
4) 194.7
5) 112.7
6) 51.2
7) 10.2
8) 30.7
9) 20.5
10) 20.5
11) 10.2
15) 10.2
20) 10.2
Missing916 
TOTAL401100.0
62) [IF YES TO RELCRCH] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - My father (DADCRCH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked120991.8
1) Checked1088.2
TOTAL1317100.0
63) [IF YES TO RELCRCH] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - My mother (MOMCRCH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked129097.9
1) Checked272.1
TOTAL1317100.0
64) [IF YES TO RELCRCH] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - My grandfather (GDADCRCH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked120691.6
1) Checked1118.4
TOTAL1317100.0
65) [IF YES TO RELCRCH] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - My grandmother (GMOMCRCH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked129998.6
1) Checked181.4
TOTAL1317100.0
66) [IF YES TO RELCRCH] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - My son (SONCRCH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked131199.5
1) Checked60.5
TOTAL1317100.0
67) [IF YES TO RELCRCH] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - My daughter (DAUGCRCH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked131599.8
1) Checked20.2
TOTAL1317100.0
68) [IF YES TO RELCRCH] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - A brother or sister (SIBCRCH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked128397.4
1) Checked342.6
TOTAL1317100.0
69) [IF YES TO RELCRCH] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - Other (OTHCRCH)
TOTAL%
0) All other103778.7
1) Grandchild10.1
2) Distant ancestor1269.6
3) Aunt/Uncle997.5
4) Niece/Nephew20.2
5) Cousin191.4
8) Spouse110.8
9) In-law221.7
TOTAL1317100.0
70) Which of the following terms best describes your current stand on theological issues? (LIB_CONS)
TOTAL%
1) Very Conservative503.9
2) Conservative34126.4
3) Moderate50338.9
4) Liberal31224.1
5) Very Liberal866.7
Missing25 
TOTAL1292100.0
71) Do you believe that some or all of the Bible was inspired by God? (INSP_GOD)
TOTAL%
1) Yes122798.8
2) No151.2
Missing75 
TOTAL1242100.0
72) [IF YES TO INSP_GOD] How much of what the Bible contains do you believe was inspired by God? (INSPMUCH)
TOTAL%
1) All of it81265.2
2) Almost all of it15912.8
3) Most of it18414.8
4) Some of it685.5
5) Only a very small amount10.1
6) Not sure221.8
Missing71 
TOTAL1246100.0
73) The account of Creation presented in Genesis - (Check the one box that best describes your view) (CREA_TRU)
TOTAL%
1) Is literally true, exactly as we find it in the Bible--that is, it took six 24-hour periods for God to create the world302.4
2) Is a true account of how God created the world73358.6
3) Reflects human feelings about how the world might have been created48839.0
Missing66 
TOTAL1251100.0
74) Which statement best summarizes your view of the Bible? (Check one box) (BIBL_ACC)
TOTAL%
1) The Bible is entirely accurate without error of any kind16012.8
2) The Bible is without error of any kind in spiritual matters, but there are problems in other areas such as science and history.66052.8
3) The Bible contains errors in both spiritual and secular matters.43134.5
Missing66 
TOTAL1251100.0
75) Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with the following statement. - An individual should arrive at his or her own religious beliefs independent of any church. (IND_BEL)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree312.4
2) Agree957.3
3) Not sure382.9
4) Disagree66651.2
5) Strongly disagree47236.3
Missing15 
TOTAL1302100.0
76) Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with the following statement. - All the different religions are equally good ways of helping a person find ultimate truth. (ALL_RELS)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree221.7
2) Agree1068.1
3) Not sure846.4
4) Disagree50839.0
5) Strongly disagree58444.8
Missing13 
TOTAL1304100.0
77) Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with the following statement. - There is a life beyond death. (BYND_DTH)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree102278.8
2) Agree20415.7
3) Not sure594.5
4) Disagree80.6
5) Strongly disagree40.3
Missing20 
TOTAL1297100.0
78) Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with the following statement. - The only absolute truth for humanity is in Jesus Christ. (JES_TRUE)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree60146.3
2) Agree29422.6
3) Not sure917.0
4) Disagree24218.6
5) Strongly disagree715.5
Missing18 
TOTAL1299100.0
79) Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with the following statement. - Only followers of Jesus Christ can be saved. (JES_SAVE)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree25219.5
2) Agree19715.3
3) Not sure20315.7
4) Disagree37829.3
5) Strongly disagree26020.2
Missing27 
TOTAL1290100.0
80) Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with the following statement. - It is important to share my faith with other people. (SHAR_FTH)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree80862.2
2) Agree47236.3
3) Not sure70.5
4) Disagree80.6
5) Strongly disagree50.4
Missing17 
TOTAL1300100.0
81) Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with the following statement. - The Devil (Satan) really exists. (DEVL_XST)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree41632.1
2) Agree35127.1
3) Not sure17013.1
4) Disagree23718.3
5) Strongly disagree1229.4
Missing21 
TOTAL1296100.0
82) Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with the following statement. - Jesus was born of a virgin. (JES_VRGN)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree47436.6
2) Agree33826.1
3) Not sure25019.3
4) Disagree14911.5
5) Strongly disagree836.4
Missing23 
TOTAL1294100.0
83) Approximately how frequently do you engage in the following activity? (Check one box on each line) - Read the Bible privately (OFT_BPRI)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/almost daily64749.5
2) Several times a week42832.7
3) Weekly14110.8
4) Several times a month554.2
5) Once a month161.2
6) Several times a year151.1
7) Once a year or less40.3
8) Never10.1
Missing10 
TOTAL1307100.0
84) Approximately how frequently do you engage in the following activity? (Check one box on each line) - Read the Bible with family or friends (OFT_BFAM)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/almost daily1038.0
2) Several times a week26220.2
3) Weekly40331.1
4) Several times a month17213.3
5) Once a month624.8
6) Several times a year17613.6
7) Once a year or less554.3
8) Never614.7
Missing23 
TOTAL1294100.0
85) Approximately how frequently do you engage in the following activity? (Check one box on each line) - Attend a Bible study group (OFT_BGRP)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/almost daily393.0
2) Several times a week15712.2
3) Weekly55843.2
4) Several times a month14311.1
5) Once a month1048.1
6) Several times a year15712.2
7) Once a year or less675.2
8) Never665.1
Missing26 
TOTAL1291100.0
86) Approximately how frequently do you engage in the following activity? (Check one box on each line) - Pray privately (OFT_PPRI)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/almost daily111785.9
2) Several times a week13310.2
3) Weekly292.2
4) Several times a month110.8
5) Once a month50.4
6) Several times a year40.3
8) Never20.2
Missing16 
TOTAL1301100.0
87) Approximately how frequently do you engage in the following activity? (Check one box on each line) - Pray with family or friends (OFT_PFAM)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/almost daily62047.6
2) Several times a week36327.9
3) Weekly15411.8
4) Several times a month695.3
5) Once a month201.5
6) Several times a year483.7
7) Once a year or less100.8
8) Never191.5
Missing14 
TOTAL1303100.0
88) Approximately how frequently do you engage in the following activity? (Check one box on each line) - Attend a prayer group (OFT_PGRP)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/almost daily453.5
2) Several times a week866.7
3) Weekly38229.6
4) Several times a month1229.5
5) Once a month1169.0
6) Several times a year22317.3
7) Once a year or less1289.9
8) Never18914.6
Missing26 
TOTAL1291100.0
89) Do you believe that Jesus will return to earth some day? (JES_RTRN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes94475.1
2) No1189.4
3) Not Sure19515.5
Missing60 
TOTAL1257100.0
90) [IF YES TO JES_RTRN] Do you think that Jesus's return is more likely in 2000, less likely in 2000, or about as likely then as in any other year? (RTRN2000)
TOTAL%
1) More likely in 200080.8
2) About as likely in 2000 as in any other year68966.8
3) Less likely in 2000494.8
4) No opinion28527.6
Missing286 
TOTAL1031100.0
91) Do you currently have plans for this coming New Year's Eve (Dec. 31, 1999)? (PLAN_NYR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes51940.3
2) No76959.7
Missing29 
TOTAL1288100.0
92) [IF YES TO PLAN_NYR] Will you be celebrating or commemorating the end of 1999 and the beginning of 2000 in a way different from how you would usually mark the end of one year and the beginning of a new one? (PLAN_USU)
TOTAL%
1) Yes33855.4
2) No27244.6
Missing707 
TOTAL610100.0
93) [IF YES TO PLAN_NYR] What do you plan to do? - First response (PLAN_DO1)
TOTAL%
1) Nothing special/stay at home195.5
2) Spend time with family298.4
3) Party4813.9
4) Work51.4
5) Attend church21462.0
6) Vacation/travel205.8
9) Undecided/not sure102.9
Missing972 
TOTAL345100.0
94) [IF YES TO PLAN_NYR] What do you plan to do? - Second response (PLAN_DO2)
TOTAL%
2) Spend time with family116.7
3) Party116.7
4) Work116.7
5) Attend church350.0
Missing1311 
TOTAL6100.0
95) Does your congregation plan to hold a worship service on New Year's Eve or New Year's Day to mark the transition to 2000? (NEW_SERV)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, definitely21316.4
2) Yes, probably15612.0
3) No, probably not46736.0
4) No, definitely not17013.1
5) Don't know29022.4
Missing21 
TOTAL1296100.0
96) What sort of disruptions, if any, do you think the Y2K computer problem will cause in early 2000 - in U.S. society generally? (Y2KSOCI)
TOTAL%
2) Major241.8
3) Minor65550.2
4) Very minor49638.0
5) None at all765.8
6) No opinion554.2
Missing11 
TOTAL1306100.0
97) What sort of disruptions, if any, do you think the Y2K computer problem will cause in early 2000 - in your local community? (Y2KCOMM)
TOTAL%
2) Major120.9
3) Minor58645.0
4) Very minor53741.2
5) None at all1168.9
6) No opinion513.9
Missing15 
TOTAL1302100.0
98) What sort of disruptions, if any, do you think the Y2K computer problem will cause in early 2000 - in your local church? (Y2KCRCH)
TOTAL%
1) Very major10.1
2) Major80.6
3) Minor29322.5
4) Very minor47936.7
5) None at all47336.3
6) No opinion503.8
Missing13 
TOTAL1304100.0
99) What sort of disruptions, if any, do you think the Y2K computer problem will cause in early 2000 - in your own personal life? (Y2KLIFE)
TOTAL%
1) Very major20.2
2) Major70.5
3) Minor33225.4
4) Very minor56343.1
5) None at all35527.2
6) No opinion473.6
Missing11 
TOTAL1306100.0
100) What is your sex? (GENDER)
TOTAL%
1) Female32624.9
2) Male98475.1
Missing7 
TOTAL1310100.0
101) What is your present age? (AGE2)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL131050.35210
102) Which of the categories below most closely describes the place in which you currently live? (HOME)
TOTAL%
1) In open country, but not a farm977.4
2) On a farm90.7
3) In a small city or town (under 50,000)39029.9
4) In a medium-size city (50,000-250,000)21016.1
5) In a suburb near a medium-size city1007.7
6) In a large city (over 250,000)22417.2
7) In a suburb near a large city27421.0
Missing13 
TOTAL1304100.0
103) What is your present marital status? (MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Married114387.7
2) Not married16112.3
Missing13 
TOTAL1304100.0
104) If not currently married, have you ever been married? (MAR_EVER)
TOTAL%
1) Never married7545.2
2) Yes, now widowed1710.2
3) Yes, now divorced7142.8
4) Both widowed and divorced31.8
Missing1151 
TOTAL166100.0
105) What is the highest level of education completed by you and, if married, by your spouse? - Spouse's educational level (EDUCSPOU)
TOTAL%
3) Some high school30.3
4) High school diploma252.2
5) Some college12911.5
6) Graduated from college29826.6
7) Some grad work14412.9
8) Grad degree52146.5
Missing197 
TOTAL1120100.0
106) If currently married, have you ever had a previous marriage (or marriages)? (PREV_MAR)
TOTAL%
1) No93582.0
2) Yes, was widowed90.8
3) Yes, was divorced19316.9
4) Both widowed and divorced30.3
Missing177 
TOTAL1140100.0
107) Please indicate your employment status and, if married, the employment of your spouse. - Employment status of spouse, first response (SPOUEMP1)
TOTAL%
1) Employed full-time54248.0
2) Employed part-time22920.3
3) Self-employed837.4
4) Unemployed363.2
5) Retired766.7
6) Full-time homemaker14212.6
7) Student141.2
8) Other60.5
Missing189 
TOTAL1128100.0
108) Please indicate your employment status and, if married, the employment of your spouse. - Employment status of spouse, second response (SPOUEMP2)
TOTAL%
1) Employed full-time32.6
2) Employed part-time54.3
3) Self-employed2823.9
4) Unemployed43.4
5) Retired1210.3
6) Full-time homemaker4034.2
7) Student1916.2
8) Other65.1
Missing1200 
TOTAL117100.0
109) If your husband or wife is: employed full-time, part-time, or self-employed, please indicate the average hours worked per week over the last year. (SPOUHRS)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL87538.82516
110) Please indicate the faith in which your husband or wife was raised (if more than one, select the one in which she or he was most involved), and his or her current religious affiliation. - Faith in which spouse was raised (SPOURAIS)
TOTAL%
1) Baptist11810.5
2) Disciples of Christ141.2
3) Episcopalian474.2
4) Lutheran464.1
5) Methodist13311.8
6) Presbyterian48142.8
7) Other Presbyterian252.2
8) Reformed201.8
9) Roman Catholic807.1
10) United Church of Christ423.7
11) Independent non-denom332.9
12) Other847.5
Missing194 
TOTAL1123100.0
111) Please indicate the faith in which your husband or wife was raised (if more than one, select the one in which she or he was most involved), and his or her current religious affiliation. - Spouse's current faith (SPOUFATH)
TOTAL%
1) Baptist10.1
3) Episcopal60.6
4) Lutheran70.7
5) Methodist131.2
6) Presbyterian99293.3
7) Other Presbyterian20.2
8) Reformed10.1
9) Roman Catholic131.2
10) United Church of Christ100.9
11) Independent non-denom40.4
12) Other141.3
Missing254 
TOTAL1063100.0
112) How often does your husband or wife attend Sunday worship at your congregation? (SPOUWORS)
TOTAL%
1) Never272.4
2) Less than once a year161.4
3) Once or twice a year282.5
4) Several times a year403.5
5) Once a month363.2
6) 2-3 times a month504.4
7) Nearly every week21418.8
8) Every week72963.9
Missing177 
TOTAL1140100.0
113) Is your husband or wife a member of the same congregation which you serve or attend? (SPOUCONG)
TOTAL%
1) Yes83473.5
2) No30026.5
Missing183 
TOTAL1134100.0
114) Is your husband or wife an ordained minister? (SPOUMIN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes17014.9
2) No97185.1
Missing176 
TOTAL1141100.0
115) Which statements below, if any, apply to your husband or wife's current call? (Check all that apply) - First response (SPOUCAL1)
TOTAL%
1) Co-pastor with me3920.9
2) Pastoral position at other PCUSA Church5831.0
3) Staff of Presbytery, synod, or GA42.1
4) Serves another PCUSA institution73.7
5) Pastoral position other congregation147.5
6) Church-related non-parish min52.7
7) Secular job2613.9
8) Other3418.2
Missing1130 
TOTAL187100.0
116) Which statements below, if any, apply to your husband's or wife's current call? (Check all that apply) - Second response (SPOUCAL2)
TOTAL%
1) Co-pastor with me16.7
2) Serves in a pastoral position at another Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) congregation213.3
3) Is on staff of a presbytery, synod, or the General Assembly426.7
7) Has a secular job or position320.0
8) Other533.3
Missing1302 
TOTAL15100.0
117) How many children do you have? (If none, write 0.) Include any legally adopted children; exclude stepchildren unless legally adopted. (NO_KIDS)
TOTAL%
0) None20716.0
1) 114311.1
2) 252540.6
3) 327721.4
4) 41027.9
5) 5292.2
6) 670.5
7) 730.2
Missing24 
TOTAL1293100.0
118) Generally speaking, do you think of yourself as a Democrat, Independent, Republican, or other? (DEM_REP)
TOTAL%
1) Democrat67751.9
2) Independent25419.5
3) Republican34126.2
4) Other322.5
Missing13 
TOTAL1304100.0
119) How many persons, including yourself, live in your household? (Do not count students who live elsewhere while they attend college or university.) (Check only one box.) (HH_SIZE)
TOTAL%
1) I live alone.13410.3
2) Two of us53440.9
3) Three of us24819.0
4) Four of us25919.8
5) Five of us1068.1
6) Six of us201.5
7) Seven or more of us40.3
Missing12 
TOTAL1305100.0
120) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are - under six years of age? (HH_UNDR6)
TOTAL%
0) None26960.2
1) 111926.6
2) 25412.1
3) 340.9
4) 410.2
Missing870 
TOTAL447100.0
121) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are - 6-12 years of age? (HH_6-12)
TOTAL%
0) None26450.3
1) 116230.9
2) 28516.2
3) 3142.7
Missing792 
TOTAL525100.0
122) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are - 13-17 years of age? (HH_13-17)
TOTAL%
0) None25045.7
1) 121238.8
2) 27613.9
3) 381.5
4) 410.2
Missing770 
TOTAL547100.0
123) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are - 18-24 years of age? (HH_18-24)
TOTAL%
0) None27070.5
1) 19023.5
2) 2236.0
Missing934 
TOTAL383100.0
124) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are - 25 years of age and over? (HH_25UP)
TOTAL%
0) None231.9
1) 113310.8
2) 2102582.9
3) 3483.9
4) 480.6
Missing80 
TOTAL1237100.0
125) From the list below, select the choice which best describes all of the people in the household in which you live. (For example, a teenager living with both parents would check "4.") (HH_TYPE)
TOTAL%
1) Single adult1249.6
2) Single parent201.6
3) Married no kids50439.1
4) Married with kids59346.0
5) Some other arrangement (Please describe your household here)473.6
Missing29 
TOTAL1288100.0
126) Is the home in which you currently live: (HOM_NOW)
TOTAL%
1) Rented by you1249.5
2) Owned by you clear987.5
3) Owned with mortgage83463.9
4) Owned by your congregation21816.7
5) Other312.4
Missing12 
TOTAL1305100.0
127) Where did you live five years ago, in October 1994? (HOM_94)
TOTAL%
1) Same house I live in now63348.4
2) Different house, same county13910.6
3) Different county, same state14210.9
4) Different state37728.8
5) Different country171.3
Missing9 
TOTAL1308100.0
128) In what state were you born? If you were not born in the United States, in what country were you born? (ST_BORN)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL129533.61618
129) What is your race of origin? (Check all that apply) - First response (RACE1)
TOTAL%
1) White122693.7
2) Black241.8
3) Indian50.4
4) Asian282.1
5) Hispanic231.8
6) Some other race30.2
Missing8 
TOTAL1309100.0
130) What is your race of origin? (Check all that apply) - Second response (RACE2)
TOTAL%
2) Black14.2
3) Indian1250.0
4) Asian28.3
5) Hispanic416.7
6) Some other race520.8
Missing1293 
TOTAL24100.0
131) Which of these categories best describes your total family income from all sources, before taxes, during 1998? (If you live alone, or with non-relatives, answer in terms of your own personal income.) (HH_INCOM)
TOTAL%
2) $10K-14,99920.2
3) $15K-19,99990.7
4) $20K-29,999574.4
5) $30K-39,99915912.2
6) $40K-49,99917913.8
7) $50K-59,99918814.5
8) $60K-69,99916212.5
9) $70K-79,99915211.7
10) $80K-89,9991168.9
11) $90K-99,999816.2
12) $100K-124,9991078.2
13) $125K-149,999413.2
14) $150K+483.7
Missing16 
TOTAL1301100.0
132) During the last year, approximately how much money did you and other family members in your household contribute to each of the following? Write your best estimate on the lines provided. - To your congregation, in regular giving (not including special offerings or contributions to a capital campaign) (MNY_REG)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL12544146.3887427
133) During the last year, approximately how much money did you and other family members in your household contribute to each of the following? Write your best estimate on the lines provided. - To your church, in giving to a special campaign, for example for a new or remodeled building, or for a new program for the church (MNY_SPEC)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL8731584.7377857
134) During the last year, approximately how much money did you and other family members in your household contribute to each of the following? Write your best estimate on the lines provided. - To your congregation, in response to a special appeal for a ministry supported by the congregation, presbytery, or Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), including the denomination-wide special offerings--One Great Hour of Sharing, Witness, Peacemaking, and Christmas Joy (MNY_APPL)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL11021162.4198575
135) During the last year, approximately how much money did you and your family contribute to all religious groups or religious causes outside the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)? (MNY_OUTS)
TOTAL%
1) $021516.9
2) $1-5015312.0
3) $51-10013810.9
4) $101-50036328.6
5) $501-100013910.9
6) $1001-2000907.1
7) $2001+17313.6
Missing46 
TOTAL1271100.0
136) During the last year, approximately how much money did you and your family contribute to non-religious charities, community organizations, or social causes? (MNY_NREL)
TOTAL%
1) $0614.7
2) $1-5017813.9
3) $51-10022717.7
4) $101-50051540.1
5) $501-100015011.7
6) $1001-2000715.5
7) $2001+836.5
Missing32 
TOTAL1285100.0
137) Survey form (SURVEY)
TOTAL%
1) Paper1317100.0
TOTAL1317100.0
138) I-AGE: What is your present age? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-AGE)
TOTAL%
1) Less than 4019314.7
2) 40-4943833.4
3) 50-6457543.9
4) 65+1047.9
Missing7 
TOTAL1310100.0
139) I-GENDER: What is your sex? (for use with online analysis) (I-GENDER)
TOTAL%
1) Female32624.9
2) Male98475.1
Missing7 
TOTAL1310100.0
140) I-MARITAL: What is your present marital status? (for use with online analysis) (I-MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Married114387.7
2) Not married16112.3
Missing13 
TOTAL1304100.0
141) I-PARTYID: Generally speaking, do you think of yourself as a Democrat, Independent, Republican, or other? (for use with online analysis) (I-PARTYID)
TOTAL%
1) Democrat67751.9
2) Independent25419.5
3) Republican34126.2
4) Other322.5
Missing13 
TOTAL1304100.0
142) I-RACE: What is your race of origin? (Check all that apply) - First response (for use with online analysis) (I-RACE)
TOTAL%
1) White122693.7
2) Black241.8
3) Indian50.4
4) Asian282.1
5) Hispanic231.8
6) Some other race30.2
Missing8 
TOTAL1309100.0
143) I-INCOME: Which of these categories best describes your total family income from all sources, before taxes, during 1998? (If you live alone, or with non-relatives, answer in terms of your own personal income.) (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-INCOME)
TOTAL%
1) $10K-19,999110.8
2) $20K-49,99939530.4
3) $50K-99,99969953.7
4) $100K+19615.1
Missing16 
TOTAL1301100.0