Presbyterian Panel Survey, February 2000 --Gambling and the Christian Faith, Clergy

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All frequencies are raw numbers (no weights used).
1) Case Identification Number (NEWCODE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL102060753.426435
2) In general, what is your opinion of legal gambling or betting? (GENOPIN)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly approving80.8
2) Mildly approving302.9
3) Mixed feelings - both approving and disapproving19218.9
4) Mildly disapproving23022.6
5) Strongly disapproving55054.1
6) Uncertain70.7
Missing3 
TOTAL1017100.0
3) Briefly explain your response in GENOPIN by listing in this space one or two important reasons why you hold this opinion. - First response (GENREAS1)
TOTAL%
10) Pro: an individual's choice/right/freedom293.2
11) Pro: fun/entertainment/I like it707.8
12) Pro: harmless/not immoral50.6
13) Pro: morally all right10.1
14) Pro: people will gamble anyway80.9
15) Pro: easier to control if legal/it's legal40.4
16) Pro: bad only if done in excess70.8
17) Pro: source of state revenues212.3
18) Pro: creates jobs/benefits economy30.3
19) Pro: benefits Native Americans101.1
20) Pro: way to make money20.2
21) Pro: religious reasons/Bible supports it10.1
30) Pro: other reasons in favor of gambling121.3
50) Con: morally wrong/I don't like it252.8
51) Con: ruins lives/people go into debt353.9
52) Con: causes problems for families specifically596.5
53) Con: causes problems for the poor or less affluent17819.8
54) Con: addictive17619.5
55) Con: gives people false hope/promotes greed687.5
56) Con: some profit at others' expense50.6
58) Con: revenue benefits overrated/governments misuse revenues10.1
59) Con: undermines work ethic131.4
60) Con: wasteful of time and money252.8
61) Con: religious reasons/bad stewardship/Bible opposes it647.1
62) Con: degrades morality of society/brings undesirable element to community121.3
70) Con: other reasons why gambling not acceptable485.3
80) Oth: reasons not classifiable as for or against121.3
99) Oth: response not applicable70.8
Missing119 
TOTAL901100.0
4) Briefly explain your response in GENOPIN by listing in this space one or two important reasons why you hold this opinion. - Second response (GENREAS2)
TOTAL%
10) Pro: an individual's choice/right/freedom40.7
11) Pro: fun/entertainment/I like it203.5
12) Pro: harmless/not immoral10.2
14) Pro: people will gamble anyway30.5
15) Pro: easier to control if legal/it's legal20.3
16) Pro: bad only if done in excess40.7
17) Pro: source of state revenues30.5
18) Pro: creates jobs/benefits economy10.2
19) Pro: benefits Native Americans61.0
20) Pro: way to make money10.2
30) Pro: other reasons in favor of gambling61.0
50) Con: morally wrong/I don't like it20.3
51) Con: ruins lives/people go into debt274.7
52) Con: causes problems for families specifically386.6
53) Con: causes problems for the poor or less affluent9516.5
54) Con: addictive15026.1
55) Con: gives people false hope/promotes greed7513.0
56) Con: some profit at others' expense20.3
57) Con: in excess can cause problems30.5
58) Con: revenue benefits over-rated/governments misuse revenues71.2
59) Con: undermines work ethic111.9
60) Con: wasteful of time and money132.3
61) Con: religious reasons/bad stewardship/Bible opposes it325.6
62) Con: degrades morality of society/brings undesirable element to community234.0
63) Con: gives state approval or sanction to problems20.3
70) Con: other reasons why gambling not acceptable447.7
Missing445 
TOTAL575100.0
5) Some states legalize betting, lotteries, and other games of chance so that the state can raise revenues. What forms of legal gambling, if any, are available in the state where you live? (Check all that apply) - Casinos/riverboat gambling (LG_BOAT)
TOTAL%
0) Checked56257.9
1) Not checked40842.1
Missing50 
TOTAL970100.0
6) Some states legalize betting, lotteries, and other games of chance so that the state can raise revenues. What forms of legal gambling, if any, are available in the state where you live? (Check all that apply) - State-sponsored lottery (e.g., lotto, jackpot, keno, powerball) (LG_LOTTO)
TOTAL%
0) Checked15715.6
1) Not checked84784.4
Missing16 
TOTAL1004100.0
7) Some states legalize betting, lotteries, and other games of chance so that the state can raise revenues. What forms of legal gambling, if any, are available in the state where you live? (Check all that apply) - Scratch-off tickets (LG_SCRAT)
TOTAL%
0) Checked25225.1
1) Not checked75074.9
Missing18 
TOTAL1002100.0
8) Some states legalize betting, lotteries, and other games of chance so that the state can raise revenues. What forms of legal gambling, if any, are available in the state where you live? (Check all that apply) - Bingo parlors (LG_BINGO)
TOTAL%
0) Checked47748.9
1) Not checked49851.1
Missing45 
TOTAL975100.0
9) Some states legalize betting, lotteries, and other games of chance so that the state can raise revenues. What forms of legal gambling, if any, are available in the state where you live? (Check all that apply) - Horse racing (LG_HORSE)
TOTAL%
0) Checked35936.2
1) Not checked63463.8
Missing27 
TOTAL993100.0
10) Some states legalize betting, lotteries, and other games of chance so that the state can raise revenues. What forms of legal gambling, if any, are available in the state where you live? (Check all that apply) - Dog racing (LG_DOG)
TOTAL%
0) Checked72676.3
1) Not checked22623.7
Missing68 
TOTAL952100.0
11) Some states legalize betting, lotteries, and other games of chance so that the state can raise revenues. What forms of legal gambling, if any, are available in the state where you live? (Check all that apply) - Off-track betting sites (LG_OFTRK)
TOTAL%
0) Checked64066.0
1) Not checked33034.0
Missing50 
TOTAL970100.0
12) Some states legalize betting, lotteries, and other games of chance so that the state can raise revenues. What forms of legal gambling, if any, are available in the state where you live? (Check all that apply) - Jai alai (LG_JALAI)
TOTAL%
0) Checked89495.5
1) Not checked424.5
Missing84 
TOTAL936100.0
13) Some states legalize betting, lotteries, and other games of chance so that the state can raise revenues. What forms of legal gambling, if any, are available in the state where you live? (Check all that apply) - Video poker (LG_VDPOK)
TOTAL%
0) Checked73677.5
1) Not checked21422.5
Missing70 
TOTAL950100.0
14) Some states legalize betting, lotteries, and other games of chance so that the state can raise revenues. What forms of legal gambling, if any, are available in the state where you live? (Check all that apply) - Betting on professional sports like basketball, football, baseball, boxing (LG_SPORT)
TOTAL%
0) Checked81386.2
1) Not checked13013.8
Missing77 
TOTAL943100.0
15) Some states legalize betting, lotteries, and other games of chance so that the state can raise revenues. What forms of legal gambling, if any, are available in the state where you live? (Check all that apply) - Other (LG_OTHER)
TOTAL%
0) Checked88394.2
1) Not checked545.8
Missing83 
TOTAL937100.0
16) Please indicate whether you approve or disapprove of the following type of betting as a way to help state governments raise revenue. - Bingo for cash prizes (RV_BINGO)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly Approve80.8
2) Approve16216.1
3) Disapprove30930.7
4) Strongly Disapprove43943.7
5) Uncertain878.7
Missing15 
TOTAL1005100.0
17) Please indicate whether you approve or disapprove of the following type of betting as a way to help state governments raise revenue. - Casino/riverboat gambling (RV_BOAT)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly Approve70.7
2) Approve949.3
3) Disapprove26426.2
4) Strongly Disapprove60359.8
5) Uncertain404.0
Missing12 
TOTAL1008100.0
18) Please indicate whether you approve or disapprove of the following type of betting as a way to help state governments raise revenue. - Lotteries for cash prizes (RV_LOTTO)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly Approve131.3
2) Approve16516.3
3) Disapprove27727.3
4) Strongly Disapprove50349.7
5) Uncertain555.4
Missing7 
TOTAL1013100.0
19) Please indicate whether you approve or disapprove of the following type of betting as a way to help state governments raise revenue. - Scratch-off tickets for cash prizes (RV_TICK)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly Approve80.8
2) Approve15315.3
3) Disapprove29229.3
4) Strongly Disapprove49149.2
5) Uncertain545.4
Missing22 
TOTAL998100.0
20) Please indicate whether you approve or disapprove of the following type of betting as a way to help state governments raise revenue. - Betting on horse races at the track(s) where the races are run (RV_HRSON)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly Approve70.7
2) Approve17317.1
3) Disapprove29429.1
4) Strongly Disapprove48547.9
5) Uncertain535.2
Missing8 
TOTAL1012100.0
21) Please indicate whether you approve or disapprove of the following type of betting as a way to help state governments raise revenue. - Off-track betting on horse races (RV_HRSOF)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly Approve50.5
2) Approve575.7
3) Disapprove32732.6
4) Strongly Disapprove57157.0
5) Uncertain424.2
Missing18 
TOTAL1002100.0
22) Please indicate whether you approve or disapprove of the following type of betting as a way to help state governments raise revenue. - Betting on professional sports, such as baseball, basketball, or football (RV_SPORT)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly Approve70.7
2) Approve454.5
3) Disapprove28928.7
4) Strongly Disapprove62462.0
5) Uncertain414.1
Missing14 
TOTAL1006100.0
23) Please indicate whether you approve or disapprove of the following type of betting as a way to help state governments raise revenue. - Video poker machines at stores, bars, restaurants, or other local establishments (RV_VDPOK)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly Approve30.3
2) Approve464.6
3) Disapprove29729.4
4) Strongly Disapprove62662.0
5) Uncertain373.7
Missing11 
TOTAL1009100.0
24) Please indicate whether you approve or disapprove of the following type of betting as a way to help state governments raise revenue. - Betting on dog races (RV_DOG)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly Approve50.5
2) Approve898.8
3) Disapprove30029.7
4) Strongly Disapprove56455.8
5) Uncertain525.1
Missing10 
TOTAL1010100.0
25) Please indicate whether you approve or disapprove of the following type of betting as a way to help state governments raise revenue. - Betting on jai alai (RV_JALAI)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly Approve60.6
2) Approve565.6
3) Disapprove29329.3
4) Strongly Disapprove53653.6
5) Uncertain10910.9
Missing20 
TOTAL1000100.0
26) Please indicate your degree of agreement or disagreement with the following statement concerning gambling. - Legalized gambling provides necessary revenue to states to fund government programs and keep taxes under control. (TAX_CTRL)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly Agree50.5
2) Agree16216.5
3) Disagree32332.9
4) Strongly Disagree44645.4
5) Uncertain474.8
Missing37 
TOTAL983100.0
27) Please indicate your degree of agreement or disagreement with the following statement concerning gambling. - States that prohibit gambling are making a mistake by losing gambling revenue to neighboring states. (LOS_GMBL)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly Agree70.7
2) Agree798.0
3) Disagree35135.7
4) Strongly Disagree49850.7
5) Uncertain484.9
Missing37 
TOTAL983100.0
28) Please indicate your degree of agreement or disagreement with the following statement concerning gambling. - Gambling can be a form of entertainment that, if done in moderation, is no better or no worse than other activities, like attending sports events or movies. (LIK_SPRT)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly Agree373.8
2) Agree38238.8
3) Disagree25926.3
4) Strongly Disagree27527.9
5) Uncertain313.2
Missing36 
TOTAL984100.0
29) Please indicate your degree of agreement or disagreement with the following statement concerning gambling. - By legalizing gambling, the states limit the involvement of organized crime in the gambling industry. (LMT_CRIM)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly Agree202.0
2) Agree16216.5
3) Disagree29630.2
4) Strongly Disagree33434.1
5) Uncertain16817.1
Missing40 
TOTAL980100.0
30) Please indicate your degree of agreement or disagreement with the following statement concerning gambling. - Keeping gambling legal is necessary to preserve American freedom, regardless of the problems that it may cause. (PRS_FREE)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly Agree40.4
2) Agree929.4
3) Disagree34334.9
4) Strongly Disagree48249.0
5) Uncertain626.3
Missing37 
TOTAL983100.0
31) Please indicate your degree of agreement or disagreement with the following statement concerning gambling. - Gambling is a legitimate and appropriate means for government to use to solve budget needs and other problems of economic development. (ECON_DEV)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly Agree40.4
2) Agree484.9
3) Disagree28128.7
4) Strongly Disagree58960.2
5) Uncertain575.8
Missing41 
TOTAL979100.0
32) Please indicate your degree of agreement or disagreement with the following statement concerning gambling. - Gambling is a legitimate and appropriate means for government to use only if the funds are used for worthy causes such as education and scholarships. (ED_SCHL)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly Agree80.8
2) Agree10410.6
3) Disagree33434.0
4) Strongly Disagree48449.2
5) Uncertain535.4
Missing37 
TOTAL983100.0
33) Please indicate your degree of agreement or disagreement with the following statement concerning gambling. - The growing availability of lotteries, casino gambling, and other forms of legalized gambling is a good thing for the United States. (GRO_GOOD)
TOTAL%
2) Agree161.6
3) Disagree24825.3
4) Strongly Disagree64966.3
5) Uncertain666.7
Missing41 
TOTAL979100.0
34) Please indicate whether you strongly agree, agree, disagree, strongly disagree, or are uncertain with the following statement. - All gambling is immoral. (ALL_IMRL)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly Agree19219.8
2) Agree29930.8
3) Disagree30531.4
4) Strongly Disagree636.5
5) Uncertain11311.6
Missing48 
TOTAL972100.0
35) Please indicate whether you strongly agree, agree, disagree, strongly disagree, or are uncertain with the following statement. - Legalized gambling does serious harm to people's respect for the value of hard work. (VALU_WRK)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly Agree18218.7
2) Agree41142.2
3) Disagree28329.0
4) Strongly Disagree282.9
5) Uncertain717.3
Missing45 
TOTAL975100.0
36) Please indicate whether you strongly agree, agree, disagree, strongly disagree, or are uncertain with the following statement. - The legal gambling industry is creating serious corruption in the government. (CORR_GVT)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly Agree13714.1
2) Agree29630.4
3) Disagree23424.0
4) Strongly Disagree181.8
5) Uncertain29029.7
Missing45 
TOTAL975100.0
37) Please indicate whether you strongly agree, agree, disagree, strongly disagree, or are uncertain with the following statement. - The legal gambling industry is mostly based on taking advantage of poor people. (ADV_POOR)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly Agree28329.0
2) Agree40041.0
3) Disagree19820.3
4) Strongly Disagree121.2
5) Uncertain828.4
Missing45 
TOTAL975100.0
38) Please indicate whether you strongly agree, agree, disagree, strongly disagree, or are uncertain with the following statement. - Legalized gambling is creating a compulsive gambling problem in this country. (CMPLS_PR)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly Agree31232.0
2) Agree44946.0
3) Disagree11011.3
4) Strongly Disagree90.9
5) Uncertain969.8
Missing44 
TOTAL976100.0
39) Please indicate whether you strongly agree, agree, disagree, strongly disagree, or are uncertain with the following statement. - Legalized gambling undermines the principles of responsible Christian stewardship. (CHR_STEW)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly Agree38139.0
2) Agree37938.8
3) Disagree14514.8
4) Strongly Disagree131.3
5) Uncertain596.0
Missing43 
TOTAL977100.0
40) Please indicate whether you strongly agree, agree, disagree, strongly disagree, or are uncertain with the following statement. - Legalized gambling often results in increases in crime. (MOR_CRIM)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly Agree22222.9
2) Agree39040.2
3) Disagree11111.5
4) Strongly Disagree111.1
5) Uncertain23524.3
Missing51 
TOTAL969100.0
41) Please indicate whether you strongly agree, agree, disagree, strongly disagree, or are uncertain with the following statement. - The spirit of legalized gambling is in direct opposition to the Spirit of Jesus Christ. (OPP_SPIR)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly Agree33834.7
2) Agree36337.2
3) Disagree14114.5
4) Strongly Disagree222.3
5) Uncertain11111.4
Missing45 
TOTAL975100.0
42) Please indicate whether you strongly agree, agree, disagree, strongly disagree, or are uncertain with the following statement. - Government-run lotteries mislead people to believe that they can get something for nothing. (SOM_NOTH)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly Agree39440.4
2) Agree42643.6
3) Disagree12112.4
4) Strongly Disagree70.7
5) Uncertain282.9
Missing44 
TOTAL976100.0
43) Please indicate whether you strongly agree, agree, disagree, strongly disagree, or are uncertain with the following statement. - It should be illegal for churches and other religious groups to raise money through raffles, bingo, or other games of chance. (REL_GAMB)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly Agree20120.6
2) Agree29630.4
3) Disagree30130.9
4) Strongly Disagree575.9
5) Uncertain11912.2
Missing46 
TOTAL974100.0
44) Please indicate whether you strongly agree, agree, disagree, strongly disagree, or are uncertain with the following statement. - Legalized gambling is a "voluntary tax on poor people." (TAX_POOR)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly Agree23824.6
2) Agree39440.7
3) Disagree19520.1
4) Strongly Disagree353.6
5) Uncertain10711.0
Missing51 
TOTAL969100.0
45) Please indicate whether you strongly agree, agree, disagree, strongly disagree, or are uncertain with the following statement. - The legal gambling industry is corrupt. (GMB_CRPT)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly Agree14715.2
2) Agree30131.1
3) Disagree15315.8
4) Strongly Disagree131.3
5) Uncertain35536.6
Missing51 
TOTAL969100.0
46) Please indicate whether you strongly agree, agree, disagree, strongly disagree, or are uncertain with the following statement. - Much of the legal gambling industry has ties to organized crime. (TIE_CRIM)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly Agree11712.2
2) Agree27228.4
3) Disagree13213.8
4) Strongly Disagree121.3
5) Uncertain42644.4
Missing61 
TOTAL959100.0
47) Please indicate whether you strongly agree, agree, disagree, strongly disagree, or are uncertain with the following statement. - States that permit legalized gambling should donate a significant share of their gambling revenues to help people who are compulsive gamblers. (HLP_GAMB)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly Agree33835.0
2) Agree40441.9
3) Disagree889.1
4) Strongly Disagree293.0
5) Uncertain10611.0
Missing55 
TOTAL965100.0
48) When casinos open in a community, do you feel that it helps or hurts - the local economy? (HH_ECON)
TOTAL%
1) Helps a lot767.8
2) Helps a little36237.3
3) Hurts a little11912.3
4) Hurts a lot26527.3
5) Uncertain14815.3
Missing50 
TOTAL970100.0
49) When casinos open in a community, do you feel that it helps or hurts - everyday family and community life? (HH_FAMLY)
TOTAL%
1) Helps a lot40.4
2) Helps a little282.9
3) Hurts a little30030.9
4) Hurts a lot53555.2
5) Uncertain10310.6
Missing50 
TOTAL970100.0
50) When casinos open in a community, do you feel that it helps or hurts - the moral climate of the community? (HH_MORAL)
TOTAL%
1) Helps a lot20.2
2) Helps a little121.2
3) Hurts a little23824.5
4) Hurts a lot60362.1
5) Uncertain11611.9
Missing49 
TOTAL971100.0
51) Some people believe that legalized gambling is mostly a good thing for society, others think it is mostly a bad thing, and still others think it has an equal combination of good and bad effects on society. What would you say is the overall effect of legalizing gambling on society? (Check only one) (OVER_EFF)
TOTAL%
1) Very good10.1
2) Good90.9
3) About equally good and bad20220.7
4) Bad42843.9
5) Very bad30431.2
6) Don't know313.2
Missing45 
TOTAL975100.0
52) In recent years, many Native American tribes have opened casinos and other forms of legalized gambling on their tribal lands. Is there a casino on Native American lands in your state or vicinity? (YS_NAMER)
TOTAL%
1) No48051.2
2) Yes45048.0
3) Don't Know70.7
Missing83 
TOTAL937100.0
53) [IF YES TO YS_NAMER] What would you say has been the overall effect of casinos and other legalized gambling on the Native American population in your state or area? (GD_NAMER)
TOTAL%
1) Very good214.4
2) Good5411.3
3) About equally good and bad9620.0
4) Bad10922.7
5) Very Bad428.8
6) Don't know15832.9
Missing540 
TOTAL480100.0
54) For the following activity, indicate whether you think of it as "gambling." (Check the box for all that apply) - Church-sponsored bingo (YN_BINGO)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked33733.8
1) Checked66066.2
Missing23 
TOTAL997100.0
55) For the following activity, indicate whether you think of it as "gambling." (Check the box for all that apply) - Participation in "office pools" with co-workers or friends (e.g., on sporting events such as the Super Bowl or the NCAA Basketball Tournament, or on other events, like a "baby pool" to guess the day a pregnant employee or friend will give birth) (YN_POOL)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked34734.9
1) Checked64765.1
Missing26 
TOTAL994100.0
56) For the following activity, indicate whether you think of it as "gambling." (Check the box for all that apply) - Wagering a few dollars with a friend on the outcome of a golf match or other sporting event in which you are participating (YN_WAGER)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked37337.5
1) Checked62162.5
Missing26 
TOTAL994100.0
57) For the following activity, indicate whether you think of it as "gambling." (Check the box for all that apply) - Making a "friendly wager" among family, friends, or co-workers on some future event (e.g., who will win a certain sporting event, who will win the next election) (YN_EVENT)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked40941.1
1) Checked58658.9
Missing25 
TOTAL995100.0
58) For the following activity, indicate whether you think of it as "gambling." (Check the box for all that apply) - Investing in the stock market (YN_STOCK)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked77080.3
1) Checked18919.7
Missing61 
TOTAL959100.0
59) For the following activity, indicate whether you think of it as "gambling." (Check the box for all that apply) - Raffles for charity (YN_RAFFL)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked54255.5
1) Checked43544.5
Missing43 
TOTAL977100.0
60) For the following activity, indicate whether you think of it as "gambling." (Check the box for all that apply) - Buying state-sponsored lottery tickets (YN_LOTTO)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked979.6
1) Checked91890.4
Missing5 
TOTAL1015100.0
61) For the following activity, indicate whether you think of it as "gambling." (Check the box for all that apply) - Playing poker with friends for money (other than at a casino) (Y_POKER)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked28228.0
1) Checked72472.0
Missing14 
TOTAL1006100.0
62) For the following activity, indicate whether you think of it as "gambling." (Check the box for all that apply) - Games and events at church or school bazaars to raise money, such as a cake walk (YN_CAKE)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked71074.0
1) Checked25026.0
Missing60 
TOTAL960100.0
63) Think back over the last 12 months. Have you on any occasion during that time...(Check the box for all that apply) - bought a state lottery scratch-off ticket? (YN_TCKT)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked83988.7
1) Checked10711.3
Missing74 
TOTAL946100.0
64) Think back over the last 12 months. Have you on any occasion during that time...(Check the box for all that apply) - bought a ticket for a state lottery number drawing? (YOULOTTO)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked81085.1
1) Checked14214.9
Missing68 
TOTAL952100.0
65) Think back over the last 12 months. Have you on any occasion during that time...(Check the box for all that apply) - gambled at a casino? (YOUCSINO)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked86691.6
1) Checked798.4
Missing75 
TOTAL945100.0
66) Think back over the last 12 months. Have you on any occasion during that time...(Check the box for all that apply) - participated in an office pool on the Super Bowl, World Series, or other sporting event? (YOUPOOL)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked88894.2
1) Checked555.8
Missing77 
TOTAL943100.0
67) Think back over the last 12 months. Have you on any occasion during that time...(Check the box for all that apply) - bet on a professional sports event such as basketball, baseball, football, or boxing? (YOUSPORT)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked91497.8
1) Checked212.2
Missing85 
TOTAL935100.0
68) Think back over the last 12 months. Have you on any occasion during that time...(Check the box for all that apply) - bought a raffle ticket? (YOURAFF)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked64466.4
1) Checked32633.6
Missing50 
TOTAL970100.0
69) Think back over the last 12 months. Have you on any occasion during that time...(Check the box for all that apply) - participated in riverboat gambling? (YOUBOAT)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked92298.4
1) Checked151.6
Missing83 
TOTAL937100.0
70) Think back over the last 12 months. Have you on any occasion during that time...(Check the box for all that apply) - took a vacation to Las Vegas, Atlantic City, Biloxi, or some other U.S. location primarily to participate in legal gambling? (YOUVEGAS)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked91997.9
1) Checked202.1
Missing81 
TOTAL939100.0
71) Think back over the last 12 months. Have you on any occasion during that time...(Check the box for all that apply) - took a vacation to the Bahamas, the Caribbean, or some other location out of the country primarily to participate in legal gambling? (YOUBAHAM)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked93299.8
1) Checked20.2
Missing86 
TOTAL934100.0
72) Think back over the last 12 months. Have you on any occasion during that time...(Check the box for all that apply) - bet on a college sports event such as basketball or football? (YOUCOLLG)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked92398.7
1) Checked121.3
Missing85 
TOTAL935100.0
73) Think back over the last 12 months. Have you on any occasion during that time...(Check the box for all that apply) - bet on a horse race or a dog race? (YOUHORSE)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked91697.9
1) Checked202.1
Missing84 
TOTAL936100.0
74) Think back over the last 12 months. Have you on any occasion during that time...(Check the box for all that apply) - played bingo for money? (YOUBINGO)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked92298.6
1) Checked131.4
Missing85 
TOTAL935100.0
75) Think back over the last 12 months. Have you on any occasion during that time...(Check the box for all that apply) - played video poker for money? (YOUVDPOK)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked90496.5
1) Checked333.5
Missing83 
TOTAL937100.0
76) Think back over the last 12 months. Have you on any occasion during that time...(Check the box for all that apply) - gambled for money on the Internet? (YOUONLIN)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked93199.7
1) Checked30.3
Missing86 
TOTAL934100.0
77) Think back over the last 12 months. Have you on any occasion during that time...(Check the box for all that apply) - made a friendly wager with a friend, relative, or co-worker? (YOUWAGER)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked80985.4
1) Checked13814.6
Missing73 
TOTAL947100.0
78) Has gambling ever been a source of economic, marital, psychological, or other problems - within your family? (PRB_FAM)
TOTAL%
1) Yes656.4
2) No95193.6
Missing4 
TOTAL1016100.0
79) Has gambling ever been a source of economic, marital, psychological, or other problems - for anyone in your church (outside of your family)? (PRB_CHUR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes56957.6
2) No36937.4
3) Don't know495.0
Missing33 
TOTAL987100.0
80) Do you know anyone else (outside of your family and your church), such as a neighbor, co-worker, or friend, for whom gambling has been a source of problems? (PRB_OTH)
TOTAL%
1) Yes64664.3
2) No35835.7
Missing16 
TOTAL1004100.0
81) Before this survey, were you aware that the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) has repeatedly expressed opposition to all forms of gambling? (PRES_OPP)
TOTAL%
1) Yes68167.3
2) No33132.7
Missing8 
TOTAL1012100.0
82) Do you personally believe that it is appropriate or not appropriate for the General Assembly to take a stand on legalized gambling? (TAKESTND)
TOTAL%
1) Appropriate93091.5
2) Not appropriate343.3
3) Uncertain525.1
Missing4 
TOTAL1016100.0
83) Are you familiar with these resources produced by the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)? - Gambling and Christian Faith, a booklet published in 1998 by the National Ministries Division and the Advisory Committee on Social Witness Policy (KNOWBKLT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, have read some/all of it969.5
2) Yes, have seen a copy848.3
3) Yes, have heard of it but not seen a copy13112.9
4) No, not familiar70169.3
Missing8 
TOTAL1012100.0
84) [FROM VARIABLE KNOWBKLT] If you have read the Gambling and Christian Faith booklet, how helpful was it in understanding the General Assembly's opposition to gambling? (HELPBKLT)
TOTAL%
1) Very helpful4535.7
2) Helpful6148.4
3) A little helpful1814.3
4) Not very helpful21.6
Missing894 
TOTAL126100.0
85) [FROM VARIABLE KNOWBKLT] Did reading this booklet [1998 Gambling and Christian Faith booklet] change your opinions on gambling in any way? (CHNGBKLT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes106.2
2) No15293.8
Missing858 
TOTAL162100.0
86) Are you familiar with these resources produced by the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)? - "Gambling and Christian Faith: A New Look at an Old Dilemma," the March/April 1999 issue of Church & Society magazine (KNOWMAG)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, have read some/all of it424.2
2) Yes, have seen a copy494.9
3) Yes, have heard of it but not seen a copy606.0
4) No, not familiar84184.8
Missing28 
TOTAL992100.0
87) [FROM VARIABLE KNOWMAG] If you have read any part of this issue of Church & Society, how helpful was it in understanding contemporary gambling issues? (HELPMAG)
TOTAL%
1) Very helpful2234.4
2) Helpful3148.4
3) A little helpful69.4
4) Not very helpful46.3
5) Not helpful at all11.6
Missing956 
TOTAL64100.0
88) [FROM VARIABLE KNOWMAG] Did reading this booklet [Church & Society's Gambling and Christian Faith article] change your opinions on gambling in any way? (CHNGMAG)
TOTAL%
1) Yes109.6
2) No9490.4
Missing916 
TOTAL104100.0
89) Do you believe that Presbyterian congregations, through their sessions, should or should not actively oppose efforts to expand or legalize gambling in their communities? (SHLD_OPP)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, sessions should act to oppose legalized gambling60961.3
2) No, sessions should not act to oppose legalized gambling818.1
3) Uncertain30430.6
Missing26 
TOTAL994100.0
90) In the last five years, has your session taken any actions to oppose, reduce, or ban legalized gambling in your area? (Check the box for all that apply) - Yes, we've worked to oppose additional legalized gambling. (OPP_OPP)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked86091.3
1) Checked828.7
Missing78 
TOTAL942100.0
91) In the last five years, has your session taken any actions to oppose, reduce, or ban legalized gambling in your area? (Check the box for all that apply) - Yes, we've worked to reduce or roll back some kinds of legalized gambling. (OPP_RED)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked91597.9
1) Checked202.1
Missing85 
TOTAL935100.0
92) In the last five years, has your session taken any actions to oppose, reduce, or ban legalized gambling in your area? (Check the box for all that apply) - Yes, we've worked to ban legalized gambling completely. (OPP_BAN)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked91798.1
1) Checked181.9
Missing85 
TOTAL935100.0
93) In the last five years, has your session taken any actions to oppose, reduce, or ban legalized gambling in your area? (Check the box for all that apply) - Yes, other (OPP_OTH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked91297.0
1) Checked283.0
Missing80 
TOTAL940100.0
94) In the last five years, has your session taken any actions to oppose, reduce, or ban legalized gambling in your area? (Check the box for all that apply) - No (OPP_NO)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked25025.2
1) Checked74174.8
Missing29 
TOTAL991100.0
95) In the last five years, has your session taken any actions to oppose, reduce, or ban legalized gambling in your area? (Check the box for all that apply) - Don't know (OPP_DK)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked80785.2
1) Checked14014.8
Missing73 
TOTAL947100.0
96) Has your congregation set up a ministry or taken other actions explicitly to help individuals and families affected by compulsive gambling? (GAMBMINS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes464.6
2) No89089.3
3) Don't know616.1
Missing23 
TOTAL997100.0
97) In 1999, a federal commission recommended a moratorium on the expansion of legal gambling in the United States. How do you feel about this? Would you... (Check only one box) (FCC_MORA)
TOTAL%
1) Favor continued expansion of legal gambling181.8
2) Keep legal gambling as it is now787.8
3) Reduce legal gambling51551.7
4) Ban gambling altogether28428.5
5) Uncertain10210.2
Missing23 
TOTAL997100.0
98) What is your sex? (SEX)
TOTAL%
1) Female24324.3
2) Male75975.7
Missing18 
TOTAL1002100.0
99) What is your present age? (AGE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL100550.97810
100) Survey format (SURVEY)
TOTAL%
1) Paper copy93491.6
2) From the web868.4
TOTAL1020100.0
101) Sample (SAMPLE)
TOTAL%
3) 79878.2
4) 22221.8
TOTAL1020100.0
102) Original ID Number (ORIGID)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL101831093.629624
103) ID Number (ID)
104) When were you ordained as a minister of the Word and Sacrament? (WHENORD)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL100579.65611
105) 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) Baptist1615.2
2) Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)11.0
3) Episcopal11.0
4) Lutheran11.0
5) Methodist54.8
6) Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), PCUS, UPCUSA, or UPCNA5148.6
7) Other Presbyterian21.9
8) Reformed65.7
10) UCC (United Churches of Christ/Congregational)43.8
71) Evangelical PC11.0
73) Canadian Presbyterian11.0
74) UPC21.9
99) Other1413.3
Missing915 
TOTAL105100.0
106) Are you presently enrolled in a graduate school, seminary, or theological school? (Check the appropriate box) (ENRLPRES)
TOTAL%
1) Yes929.3
2) No89790.7
Missing31 
TOTAL989100.0
107) [IF YES TO ENRLPRES], degree: (ENRLDEGR)
TOTAL%
1) M.C.E./M.R.E.11.2
3) Th.M./S.T.M.22.5
4) D.Min6074.1
5) Ph.D./S.T.D./Th.D.1214.8
6) Other67.4
Missing939 
TOTAL81100.0
108) [IF YES TO ENRLPRES], school: (ENRLSCHO)
TOTAL%
5) Austin56.9
6) Bangor11.4
8) Bethel22.8
16) Claremont11.4
18) Columbia1723.6
19) Concordia11.4
22) Dubuque11.4
30) Fuller68.3
33) Gordon Conwell11.4
41) Louisville Pts22.8
43) Lutheran Pa11.4
45) McCormick68.3
52) New Brunswick11.4
57) NW Lutheran11.4
63) Pittsburgh34.2
65) Princeton45.6
66) Reformed22.8
68) San Francisco45.6
74) Trinity Evangelical22.8
78) Union VA11.4
89) Emory11.4
99) Other912.5
Missing948 
TOTAL72100.0
109) 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) Yes33633.9
2) No65566.1
Missing29 
TOTAL991100.0
110) 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
TOTAL99177.87214
111) [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
TOTAL96950.90525
112) 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) Yes38638.7
2) No61161.3
Missing23 
TOTAL997100.0
113) [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 checked88398.9
1) Checked101.1
Missing127 
TOTAL893100.0
114) [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) 16.7
62) 213.3
63) 320.0
64) 16.7
67) 16.7
68) 16.7
72) 213.3
77) 16.7
84) 16.7
95) 16.7
97) 16.7
Missing1005 
TOTAL15100.0
115) [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 Pts16.7
51) Nazarene16.7
64) PSCE746.7
65) Princeton320.0
75) Union/Auburn16.7
99) Other213.3
Missing1005 
TOTAL15100.0
116) [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 checked83393.0
1) Checked637.0
Missing124 
TOTAL896100.0
117) [IF YES TO OTH_DEG] Please indicate the degree(s), year(s) received, and school(s) - year received M.A. (OSCH_MA)
TOTAL%
55) 11.4
58) 11.4
61) 11.4
62) 11.4
63) 11.4
64) 22.9
66) 34.3
67) 22.9
68) 34.3
69) 11.4
70) 22.9
72) 34.3
73) 22.9
74) 57.2
75) 34.3
76) 34.3
77) 22.9
78) 11.4
79) 22.9
80) 11.4
81) 34.3
82) 11.4
83) 34.3
84) 34.3
85) 22.9
86) 11.4
87) 22.9
88) 11.4
89) 57.2
90) 11.4
91) 11.4
92) 22.9
94) 22.9
95) 11.4
96) 11.4
Missing951 
TOTAL69100.0
118) [IF YES TO OTH_DEG] Please indicate the degree(s), year(s) received, and school(s) - school received M.A. (OYR_MA)
TOTAL%
9) Brite11.5
13) University of Chicago Divinity11.5
16) Claremont34.5
18) Columbia34.5
22) Dubuque34.5
30) Fuller23.0
31) Garrett Evangelical11.5
41) Louisville Pts11.5
53) New York11.5
63) Pittsburgh11.5
64) PSCE1725.4
65) Princeton11.5
68) San Francisco11.5
74) Trinity Evangelical11.5
78) Union VA11.5
88) Yale11.5
99) Other2841.8
Missing953 
TOTAL67100.0
119) [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 checked83392.7
1) Checked667.3
Missing121 
TOTAL899100.0
120) [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) 11.4
57) 11.4
61) 11.4
62) 34.1
63) 11.4
64) 22.7
65) 45.4
66) 22.7
67) 68.1
68) 34.1
69) 22.7
70) 22.7
71) 34.1
72) 22.7
73) 22.7
74) 22.7
75) 34.1
76) 22.7
77) 22.7
78) 22.7
79) 11.4
80) 34.1
81) 11.4
82) 22.7
83) 11.4
85) 22.7
87) 22.7
88) 11.4
89) 34.1
90) 11.4
91) 45.4
92) 34.1
93) 11.4
96) 11.4
98) 22.7
Missing946 
TOTAL74100.0
121) [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 Newton11.3
9) Brite11.3
10) Calvin11.3
16) Claremont11.3
18) Columbia45.3
20) Covenant11.3
22) Dubuque34.0
30) Fuller11.3
34) Harvard University11.3
45) McCormick22.7
53) New York22.7
61) Perkins11.3
63) Pittsburgh22.7
65) Princeton2938.7
68) San Francisco22.7
75) Union-Auburn34.0
78) Union VA68.0
88) Yale45.3
99) Other1013.3
Missing945 
TOTAL75100.0
122) [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 checked70776.6
1) Checked21623.4
Missing97 
TOTAL923100.0
123) [IF YES TO OTH_DEG] Please indicate the degree(s), year(s) received, and school(s) - year received D.Min. (OSCH_DMN)
TOTAL%
59) 10.4
63) 10.4
69) 10.4
70) 20.8
72) 10.4
73) 20.8
74) 31.2
75) 52.1
76) 93.7
77) 41.7
78) 41.7
79) 83.3
80) 145.8
81) 62.5
82) 145.8
83) 114.6
84) 114.6
85) 145.8
86) 104.1
87) 83.3
88) 72.9
89) 104.1
90) 177.1
91) 114.6
92) 104.1
93) 72.9
94) 104.1
95) 93.7
96) 104.1
97) 20.8
98) 125.0
99) 72.9
Missing779 
TOTAL241100.0
124) [IF YES TO OTH_DEG] Please indicate the degree(s), year(s) received, and school(s) - school received D.Min. (OYR_DMN)
TOTAL%
4) Ashland10.4
5) Austin83.5
8) Bethel10.4
14) Chicago Theo10.4
15) Christian Theo20.9
16) Claremont10.4
17) Colgate Rochester10.4
18) Columbia2410.4
20) Covenant10.4
21) Drew10.4
22) Dubuque20.9
24) Eastern Baptist93.9
25) Eden10.4
26) Episcopal10.4
30) Fuller177.4
33) Gordon Conwell31.3
34) Harvard University10.4
39) Lancaster10.4
41) Louisville Pts104.3
45) McCormick4218.2
53) New York20.9
63) Pittsburgh177.4
65) Princeton156.5
68) San Francisco219.1
75) Union-Auburn20.9
76) United Theo Dayton10.4
77) United Theo MN31.3
78) Union VA2510.8
81) Vanderbilt31.3
84) Western Theo Sem31.3
85) Westminster10.4
99) Other104.3
Missing789 
TOTAL231100.0
125) [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 checked83393.3
1) Checked606.7
Missing127 
TOTAL893100.0
126) [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) 11.7
63) 11.7
64) 35.1
66) 23.4
68) 23.4
69) 11.7
70) 23.4
72) 35.1
73) 23.4
74) 23.4
76) 46.8
77) 11.7
79) 11.7
80) 23.4
81) 35.1
82) 35.1
83) 23.4
85) 11.7
86) 46.8
87) 35.1
90) 23.4
91) 35.1
92) 23.4
94) 35.1
95) 11.7
96) 11.7
97) 35.1
99) 11.7
Missing961 
TOTAL59100.0
127) [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 Newton11.7
13) University of Chicago Divinity11.7
16) Claremont23.3
18) Columbia11.7
22) Dubuque11.7
23) Duke University46.7
30) Fuller11.7
34) Harvard University11.7
45) McCormick11.7
63) Pittsburgh11.7
65) Princeton610.0
68) San Francisco11.7
74) Trinity Evangelical11.7
78) Union VA58.3
81) Vanderbilt23.3
88) Yale23.3
99) Other2948.3
Missing960 
TOTAL60100.0
128) [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 checked87097.3
1) Checked242.7
Missing126 
TOTAL894100.0
129) [IF YES TO OTH_DEG] Please indicate the degree(s), year(s) received, and school(s) - year received other degree (OSCH_OTH)
TOTAL%
55) 13.8
57) 13.8
60) 13.8
64) 13.8
67) 13.8
71) 13.8
74) 13.8
78) 13.8
79) 13.8
80) 27.7
81) 27.7
83) 13.8
84) 27.7
88) 13.8
90) 27.7
91) 13.8
92) 27.7
93) 13.8
94) 13.8
95) 13.8
96) 13.8
Missing994 
TOTAL26100.0
130) [IF YES TO OTH_DEG] Please indicate the degree(s), year(s) received, and school(s) - school received other degree (OYR_OTH)
TOTAL%
30) Fuller14.2
38) Johnson C Smith14.2
53) New York14.2
65) Princeton312.5
71) St Marys14.2
78) Union VA14.2
81) Vanderbilt14.2
99) Other1562.5
Missing996 
TOTAL24100.0
131) What is the highest level of formal education you have attained besides your theological or Christian education training? (HIGH_DEG)
TOTAL%
2) Completed high school50.5
3) Some college30.3
4) College graduate59560.4
5) Some graduate work15916.1
6) Graduate degree22322.6
Missing35 
TOTAL985100.0
132) What category(-ies) below describes your current paid employment? (Check all that apply) - First response (EMP_CAT1)
TOTAL%
1) Pastor in a congregation82582.4
2) Non-parish job or ministry14314.3
3) Unemployed111.1
4) Retired from active ministry222.2
Missing19 
TOTAL1001100.0
133) What category(-ies) below describes your current paid employment? (Check all that apply) - Second response (EMP_CAT2)
TOTAL%
1) Pastor in a congregation12.4
2) Non-parish job or ministry3685.7
4) Retired from active ministry511.9
Missing978 
TOTAL42100.0
134) If you currently serve as a pastor in one or more congregations, do you consider yourself a full-time or part-time parish pastor? (PSTR_TIM)
TOTAL%
1) Full-time71486.7
2) Part-time11013.3
Missing196 
TOTAL824100.0
135) [IF PART-TIME FOR VARIABLE PSTR_TIME] specify hours per week. (PSTR_PAR)
TOTAL%
1) 21.8
2) 10.9
4) 10.9
5) 21.8
6) 21.8
8) 21.8
10) 54.6
12) 32.8
14) 21.8
15) 87.3
16) 43.7
17) 10.9
18) 21.8
20) 1513.8
22) 10.9
23) 10.9
24) 109.2
25) 76.4
26) 10.9
27) 21.8
28) 54.6
29) 10.9
30) 1614.7
32) 10.9
33) 10.9
34) 21.8
35) 65.5
39) 10.9
40) 21.8
50) 21.8
Missing911 
TOTAL109100.0
136) 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 Pastor36243.1
2) Senior Pastor19723.5
3) Assistant Associate Pastor17120.4
4) Co-Pastor344.0
5) Stated-Temp Supply222.6
6) Designated Pastor50.6
7) Interim Pastor293.5
8) Tentmaker40.5
9) Paid Parish Associate91.1
10) Other70.8
Missing180 
TOTAL840100.0
137) 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 Pastor89.0
2) Senior Pastor1719.1
3) Assistant Associate Pastor77.9
5) Stated-Temp Supply2528.1
6) Designated Pastor55.6
7) Interim Pastor1516.9
8) Tentmaker33.4
9) Paid Parish Associate44.5
10) Other55.6
Missing931 
TOTAL89100.0
138) 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) One77493.7
2) Two or more526.3
Missing194 
TOTAL826100.0
139) [IF "TWO OR MORE" TO PSTR_NUM1] How many congregations do you currently serve as pastor? (Include here congregations you are serving as stated or temporary supply.) (PSTRNU2)
TOTAL%
2) 3571.4
3) 816.3
4) 24.1
5) 24.1
7) 12.0
10) 12.0
Missing971 
TOTAL49100.0
140) [IF "TWO OR MORE" TO PSTR_NUM1] Are some or all of these congregations yoked as a larger parish? (PSTR_YOK)
TOTAL%
1) Yes2039.2
2) No3160.8
Missing969 
TOTAL51100.0
141) What is the approximate membership of the congregation(s) you serve? Write the combined membership if you serve two or more. (CONG_MEM)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL822760.6051239
142) 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.) (NPAR_FUL)
TOTAL%
1) Full-time14565.0
2) Part-time7835.0
Missing797 
TOTAL223100.0
143) 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.) (NPAR_PAR)
TOTAL%
3) 11.4
4) 34.1
5) 68.2
6) 45.5
7) 22.7
8) 68.2
9) 11.4
10) 1216.4
12) 34.1
15) 22.7
16) 34.1
20) 68.2
24) 45.5
25) 56.8
28) 11.4
29) 11.4
30) 68.2
32) 22.7
35) 22.7
37) 11.4
40) 11.4
50) 11.4
Missing947 
TOTAL73100.0
144) 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 (NPAR_JB1)
TOTAL%
1) Faculty/staff at an educational institution5626.7
2) Chaplain4320.5
3) Missionary/mission co-worker21.0
4) National staff or middle governing body2511.9
5) Staff of an ecumenical or non-denominational agency94.3
6) Professional pastoral counselor125.7
7) Other employment6330.0
Missing810 
TOTAL210100.0
145) 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 (NPAR_JB2)
TOTAL%
1) Faculty/staff at an educational institution28.7
2) Chaplain417.4
3) Missionary/mission co-worker14.3
5) Staff of an ecumenical or non-denominational agency14.3
6) Professional pastoral counselor521.7
7) Other employment1043.5
Missing997 
TOTAL23100.0
146) 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 (NPAR_IN1)
TOTAL%
1) Military94.1
2) Civilian government73.2
3) Elementary, middle, or high school177.8
4) College or university3114.2
5) Seminary or other theological school198.7
6) Hospital or other medical facility2712.3
7) Church/religious body4219.2
8) Other non-profit organization2611.9
9) For-profit business2611.9
10) Other156.8
Missing801 
TOTAL219100.0
147) 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 (NPAR_IN2)
TOTAL%
3) Elementary, middle, or high school13.8
4) College or university13.8
5) Seminary or other theological school27.7
7) Church/religious body623.1
8) Other non-profit organization623.1
9) For-profit business415.4
10) Other623.1
Missing994 
TOTAL26100.0
148) 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) Yes8338.4
2) No13361.6
Missing804 
TOTAL216100.0
149) How old were you when you first became a member of a Presbyterian church? (HOWOLD)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL99520.99119
150) When you were growing up, say ages 10 to 12, how active were your parents in church? (PAR_ACTV)
TOTAL%
1) Very active56656.6
2) Generally active16316.3
3) Somewhat active919.1
4) Not very active646.4
5) Not active at all11311.3
6) Don't know30.3
Missing20 
TOTAL1000100.0
151) 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) Baptist697.0
2) Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)60.6
3) Episcopal151.5
4) Lutheran202.0
5) Methodist616.2
6) Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), PCUS, UPCUSA, or UPCNA64065.0
7) Other Presbyterian121.2
8) Reformed181.8
9) Roman Catholic272.7
10) UCC (United Churches of Christ/Congregational)262.6
11) Independent or non-denominational212.1
12) None676.8
13) Other30.3
Missing35 
TOTAL985100.0
152) 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) Yes25125.6
2) No73174.4
Missing38 
TOTAL982100.0
153) [IF YES TO RELPAST] How many relatives are currently serving the church in full-time paid positions? (RELPAST2)
TOTAL%
1) 14757.6
2) 6927.1
3) 218.2
4) 103.9
5) 41.6
6) 10.4
7) 20.8
10) 10.4
Missing765 
TOTAL255100.0
154) [IF YES TO RELPAST] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - My father (DADPAST)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked87097.4
1) Checked232.6
Missing127 
TOTAL893100.0
155) [IF YES TO RELPAST] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - My mother (MOMPAST)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked88799.4
1) Checked50.6
Missing128 
TOTAL892100.0
156) [IF YES TO RELPAST] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - My grandfather (GDADPAST)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked89099.9
1) Checked10.1
Missing129 
TOTAL891100.0
157) [IF YES TO RELPAST] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - My grandmother (GMOMPAST)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked89099.9
1) Checked10.1
Missing129 
TOTAL891100.0
158) [IF YES TO RELPAST] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - My son (SONPAST)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked88198.8
1) Checked111.2
Missing128 
TOTAL892100.0
159) [IF YES TO RELPAST] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - My daughter (DAUGPAST)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked88499.2
1) Checked70.8
Missing129 
TOTAL891100.0
160) [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 checked82291.4
1) Checked778.6
Missing121 
TOTAL899100.0
161) [IF YES TO RELPAST] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - Other (OTHPAST)
TOTAL%
0) All Other72980.0
1) A grandchild50.5
2) A distant ancestor30.3
3) An uncle or aunt252.7
4) A niece or nephew111.2
5) A cousin515.6
8) A spouse394.3
9) An in-law485.3
Missing109 
TOTAL911100.0
162) 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) Yes34737.3
2) No58362.7
Missing90 
TOTAL930100.0
163) [IF YES TO RELCRCH] How many relatives in the past served the church in full-time paid positions? (Approximate number) (RELCRCH2)
TOTAL%
1) 19057.6
2) 6519.7
3) 3410.3
4) 195.8
5) 113.3
6) 41.2
7) 10.3
8) 20.6
9) 10.3
10) 10.3
11) 10.3
15) 10.3
Missing690 
TOTAL330100.0
164) [IF YES TO RELCRCH] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - My father (DADCRCH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked81591.5
1) Checked768.5
Missing129 
TOTAL891100.0
165) [IF YES TO RELCRCH] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - My mother (MOMCRCH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked87596.8
1) Checked293.2
Missing116 
TOTAL904100.0
166) [IF YES TO RELCRCH] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - My grandfather (GDADCRCH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked81491.1
1) Checked808.9
Missing126 
TOTAL894100.0
167) [IF YES TO RELCRCH] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - My grandmother (GMOMCRCH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked87997.3
1) Checked242.7
Missing117 
TOTAL903100.0
168) [IF YES TO RELCRCH] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - My son (SONCRCH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked88699.3
1) Checked60.7
Missing128 
TOTAL892100.0
169) [IF YES TO RELCRCH] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - My daughter (DAUGCRCH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked88999.7
1) Checked30.3
Missing128 
TOTAL892100.0
170) [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 checked86497.0
1) Checked273.0
Missing129 
TOTAL891100.0
171) [IF YES TO RELCRCH] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - Other (OTHCRCH)
TOTAL%
0) All other/not specified70676.8
1) A grandchild10.1
2) A distant ancestor879.5
3) An uncle or aunt849.1
4) A niece or nephew10.1
5) A cousin131.4
8) A spouse70.8
9) An in-law202.2
Missing101 
TOTAL919100.0
172) Which of the following terms best describes your current stand on theological issues? (LIB_CONS)
TOTAL%
1) Very conservative363.6
2) Conservative24224.4
3) Moderate39039.4
4) Liberal25225.4
5) Very Liberal717.2
Missing29 
TOTAL991100.0
173) Do you believe that some or all of the Bible was inspired by God? (INSP_GOD)
TOTAL%
1) Yes95298.8
2) No121.2
Missing56 
TOTAL964100.0
174) [IF YES TO INSP_GOD] How much of what the Bible contains do you believe was inspired by God? (INSPMUCH)
TOTAL%
1) All of it60963.2
2) Almost all of it13313.8
3) Most of it14314.8
4) Some of it596.1
5) Only a very small amount20.2
6) Not sure171.8
Missing57 
TOTAL963100.0
175) 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 world192.0
2) Is a true account of how God created the world54656.6
3) Reflects human feelings about how the world might have been created39941.4
Missing56 
TOTAL964100.0
176) 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 kind.10911.2
2) The Bible is without error of any kind in spiritual matters, but there are problems in other areas such as science and history50852.4
3) The Bible contains errors in both spiritual and secular matters35236.3
Missing51 
TOTAL969100.0
177) 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 Agree202.0
2) Agree606.0
3) Not sure262.6
4) Disagree52752.4
5) Strongly Disagree37237.0
Missing15 
TOTAL1005100.0
178) 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 Agree161.6
2) Agree838.3
3) Not sure616.1
4) Disagree41140.9
5) Strongly Disagree43543.2
Missing14 
TOTAL1006100.0
179) 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 Agree78178.0
2) Agree16016.0
3) Not sure484.8
4) Disagree90.9
5) Strongly Disagree30.3
Missing19 
TOTAL1001100.0
180) 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 Agree44043.9
2) Agree24224.1
3) Not sure676.7
4) Disagree19819.7
5) Strongly Disagree565.6
Missing17 
TOTAL1003100.0
181) 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 Agree17817.9
2) Agree15115.2
3) Not sure14814.9
4) Disagree30430.6
5) Strongly Disagree21221.3
Missing27 
TOTAL993100.0
182) 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 Agree60660.4
2) Agree37937.8
3) Not sure60.6
4) Disagree80.8
5) Strongly Disagree40.4
Missing17 
TOTAL1003100.0
183) Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with the following statement. - The Devil (Satan) really exists. (DEVL_XST)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly Agree29829.8
2) Agree26826.8
3) Not sure14214.2
4) Disagree18518.5
5) Strongly Disagree10610.6
Missing21 
TOTAL999100.0
184) 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 Agree34734.8
2) Agree26326.4
3) Not sure20220.2
4) Disagree12512.5
5) Strongly Disagree616.1
Missing22 
TOTAL998100.0
185) 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 daily50250.0
2) Several times a week32232.0
3) Weekly10110.0
4) Several times a month474.7
5) Once a month121.2
6) Several times a year171.7
7) Once a year or less30.3
8) Never10.1
Missing15 
TOTAL1005100.0
186) 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 daily777.7
2) Several times a week19419.4
3) Weekly31531.5
4) Several times a month13013.0
5) Once a month515.1
6) Several times a year13413.4
7) Once a year or less484.8
8) Never505.0
Missing21 
TOTAL999100.0
187) 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 daily262.6
2) Several times a week11311.4
3) Weekly45846.2
4) Several times a month10310.4
5) Once a month666.7
6) Several times a year11711.8
7) Once a year or less585.8
8) Never515.1
Missing28 
TOTAL992100.0
188) Approximately how frequently do you engage in the following activity? (Check one box on each line) - Pray privately (OFT_PPRI)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/almost daily85585.2
2) Several times a week10510.5
3) Weekly222.2
4) Several times a month111.1
5) Once a month40.4
6) Several times a year40.4
8) Never20.2
Missing17 
TOTAL1003100.0
189) 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 daily48448.1
2) Several times a week27026.8
3) Weekly12912.8
4) Several times a month494.9
5) Once a month131.3
6) Several times a year333.3
7) Once a year or less111.1
8) Never171.7
Missing14 
TOTAL1006100.0
190) 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 daily363.6
2) Several times a week686.9
3) Weekly29329.6
4) Several times a month939.4
5) Once a month949.5
6) Several times a year15916.1
7) Once a year or less979.8
8) Never15015.2
Missing30 
TOTAL990100.0
191) Do you believe that Jesus will return to earth some day? (JES_RTRN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes73275.0
2) No979.9
3) Not Sure14715.1
Missing44 
TOTAL976100.0
192) [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 200040.5
2) About as likely in 2000 as in any other year56369.3
3) Less likely in 2000344.2
4) No opinion21126.0
Missing208 
TOTAL812100.0
193) Do you currently have plans for this coming New Year's Eve (Dec. 31, 1999)? (PLAN_NYR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes39940.1
2) No59759.9
Missing24 
TOTAL996100.0
194) [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) Yes26149.9
2) No26250.1
Missing497 
TOTAL523100.0
195) [IF YES TO PLAN_NYR] What do you plan to do? - First response (PLAN_DO1)
TOTAL%
1) Nothing special/stay at home206.8
2) Spend time with family227.5
3) Party/celebrate4414.9
4) Work62.0
5) Attend church17258.3
6) Vacation/travel196.4
9) Other124.1
Missing725 
TOTAL295100.0
196) [IF YES TO PLAN_NYR] What do you plan to do? - Second response (PLAN_DO2)
TOTAL%
2) Spend time with family120.0
4) Work120.0
5) Attend church360.0
Missing1015 
TOTAL5100.0
197) 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, definitely15715.7
2) Yes, probably11611.6
3) No, probably not35335.4
4) No, definitely not13713.7
5) Don't know23523.5
Missing22 
TOTAL998100.0
198) 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%
1) Very major10.1
2) Major131.3
3) Minor51050.8
4) Very minor38638.4
5) None at all646.4
6) No opinion303.0
Missing16 
TOTAL1004100.0
199) What sort of disruptions, if any, do you think the Y2K computer problem will cause in early 2000 - in your local community? (Y2KCOMM)
TOTAL%
1) Very major10.1
2) Major101.0
3) Minor45145.1
4) Very minor41841.8
5) None at all939.3
6) No opinion272.7
Missing20 
TOTAL1000100.0
200) 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 major20.2
2) Major50.5
3) Minor21521.5
4) Very minor35935.8
5) None at all39439.3
6) No opinion272.7
Missing18 
TOTAL1002100.0
201) 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 major30.3
2) Major50.5
3) Minor25425.3
4) Very minor44144.0
5) None at all27827.7
6) No opinion222.2
Missing17 
TOTAL1003100.0
202) What is your sex? (GENDER)
TOTAL%
1) Female24524.4
2) Male75975.6
Missing16 
TOTAL1004100.0
203) What is your present age? (AGE2)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL100350.58310
204) Which of the categories below most closely describes the place in which you currently live? (HOME)
TOTAL%
1) In open country, but not a farm636.3
2) On a farm70.7
3) In a small city or town (under 50,000)31331.2
4) In a medium-size city (50,000-250,000)14714.7
5) In a suburb near a medium-size city767.6
6) In a large city (over 250,000)17717.7
7) In a suburb near a large city21921.9
Missing18 
TOTAL1002100.0
205) What is your present marital status? (MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Married88988.8
2) Not married11211.2
Missing19 
TOTAL1001100.0
206) If not currently married, have you ever been married? (MAR_EVER)
TOTAL%
1) No, never married5043.9
2) Yes, am now widowed1311.4
3) Yes, am now divorced4943.0
4) Yes, am both widowed and divorced21.8
Missing906 
TOTAL114100.0
207) 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 school10.1
4) High school diploma212.4
5) Some college9010.4
6) Graduated from college24027.7
7) Some graduate work11413.2
8) A graduate degree40046.2
Missing154 
TOTAL866100.0
208) If currently married, have you ever had a previous marriage (or marriages)? (PREV_MAR)
TOTAL%
1) No74283.7
2) Yes, was widowed80.9
3) Yes, was divorced13515.2
4) Yes, was both widowed and divorced10.1
Missing134 
TOTAL886100.0
209) Please indicate your employment status and, if married, the employment of your spouse. - Employment status of spouse, first response (SPOUEMP1)
TOTAL%
1) Employed full-time43950.1
2) Employed part-time16819.2
3) Self-employed586.6
4) Unemployed273.1
5) Retired647.3
6) Full-time homemaker10712.2
7) Student91.0
8) Other40.5
Missing144 
TOTAL876100.0
210) Please indicate your employment status and, if married, the employment of your spouse. - Employment status of spouse, second response (SPOUEMP2)
TOTAL%
1) Employed full-time22.4
2) Employed part-time44.8
3) Self-employed1619.3
4) Unemployed11.2
5) Retired1012.0
6) Full-time homemaker3137.3
7) Student1214.5
8) Other78.4
Missing937 
TOTAL83100.0
211) 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
TOTAL67939.30916
212) 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) Baptist9610.9
2) Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)111.2
3) Episcopal414.6
4) Lutheran394.4
5) Methodist10311.7
6) Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), PCUS, UPCUSA, or UPCNA37042.0
7) Other Presbyterian192.2
8) Reformed171.9
9) Roman Catholic576.5
10) UCC (United Churches of Christ/Congregational)343.9
11) Independent or non-denominational252.8
12) None707.9
Missing138 
TOTAL882100.0
213) 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%
3) Episcopal50.6
4) Lutheran60.7
5) Methodist60.7
6) Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), PCUS, UPCUSA, or UPCNA77893.4
7) Other Presbyterian20.2
8) Reformed10.1
9) Roman Catholic101.2
10) UCC (United Churches of Christ/Congregational)91.1
11) Independent or non-denominational50.6
12) None111.3
Missing187 
TOTAL833100.0
214) How often does your husband or wife attend Sunday worship at your congregation? (SPOUWORS)
TOTAL%
1) Never202.3
2) Less than once a year141.6
3) About once or twice a year262.9
4) Several times a year333.7
5) About once a month242.7
6) 2-3 times a month364.1
7) Nearly every week17920.2
8) Every week55462.5
Missing134 
TOTAL886100.0
215) Is your husband or wife a member of the same congregation which you serve or attend? (SPOUCONG)
TOTAL%
1) Yes65173.6
2) No23326.4
Missing136 
TOTAL884100.0
216) Is your husband or wife an ordained minister? (SPOUMIN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes13615.3
2) No75284.7
Missing132 
TOTAL888100.0
217) Which statements below, if any, apply to your husband or wife's current call? (Check all that apply) - First response (SPOUCAL1)
TOTAL%
1) Is a co-pastor with me3222.4
2) Serves in a pastoral position at another Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) congregation4632.2
3) Is on the staff of a presbytery, synod, or the General Assembly32.1
4) Serves in another PC(USA)-affiliated institution (e.g., college, seminary, retirement home)74.9
5) Serves in a pastoral position at a congregation of another denomination107.0
6) Serves in a church-related non-parish ministry of another denomination32.1
7) As a secular job or position1611.2
8) Other2618.2
Missing877 
TOTAL143100.0
218) Which statements below, if any, apply to your husband or wife's current call? (Check all that apply) - Second response (SPOUCAL2)
TOTAL%
2) Serves in a pastoral position at another Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) congregation114.3
3) Is on the staff of a presbytery, synod, or the General Assembly228.6
7) As a secular job or position114.3
8) Other342.9
Missing1013 
TOTAL7100.0
219) How many children do you have? (If none, write 0.) Include any legally adopted children; exclude stepchildren unless legally adopted. (NO_KIDS)
TOTAL%
0) 14915.0
1) 11211.3
2) 42142.4
3) 20620.7
4) 767.6
5) 232.3
6) 40.4
7) 20.2
8) Not Applicable10.1
Missing26 
TOTAL994100.0
220) Generally speaking, do you think of yourself as a Democrat, Independent, Republican, or other? (DEM_REP)
TOTAL%
1) Democrat54154.1
2) Independent18418.4
3) Republican25125.1
4) Other232.3
8) Natural Law10.1
Missing20 
TOTAL1000100.0
221) 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.898.9
2) Two of us42542.4
3) Three of us20820.8
4) Four of us18818.8
5) Five of us757.5
6) Six of us141.4
7) Seven or more of us30.3
Missing18 
TOTAL1002100.0
222) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are - under six years of age? (HH_UNDR6)
TOTAL%
0) None20562.1
1) 18826.7
2) 23310.0
3) 320.6
4) 420.6
Missing690 
TOTAL330100.0
223) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are - 6-12 years of age? (HH_6-12)
TOTAL%
0) None20752.8
1) 112030.6
2) 25313.5
3) 3123.1
Missing628 
TOTAL392100.0
224) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are - 13-17 years of age? (HH_13-17)
TOTAL%
0) None18843.3
1) 118442.4
2) 25512.7
3) 371.6
Missing586 
TOTAL434100.0
225) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are - 18-24 years of age? (HH_18-24)
TOTAL%
0) None20569.7
1) 17224.5
2) 2175.8
Missing726 
TOTAL294100.0
226) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are - 25 years of age and over? (HH_25UP)
TOTAL%
0) None141.5
1) 110110.5
2) 279783.2
3) 3394.1
4) 470.7
Missing62 
TOTAL958100.0
227) 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) A single adult, living alone899.0
2) A single parent, living with one or more children131.3
3) A married couple, no children in household39239.5
4) A married couple, living with one or more children45646.0
5) Some other arrangement (Please describe your household here)424.2
Missing28 
TOTAL992100.0
228) Is the home in which you currently live: (HOM_NOW)
TOTAL%
1) Rented by you757.5
2) Owned by you free and clear of mortgage767.6
3) Owned by you with a mortgage64764.8
4) Owned by your congregation17517.5
5) Other252.5
Missing22 
TOTAL998100.0
229) Where did you live five years ago, in October 1994? (HOM_94)
TOTAL%
1) Same house I live in now49549.4
2) A different house, but in the same county10910.9
3) In a different county, but in the same state10110.1
4) In a different state28628.5
5) In a different country111.1
Missing18 
TOTAL1002100.0
230) 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
TOTAL99133.73817
231) What is your race of origin? (Check all that apply) - First response (RACE1)
TOTAL%
1) White or Caucasian95995.8
2) Black or African American80.8
3) Indian30.3
4) Asian or Pacific Islander171.7
5) Hispanic, Latino/a, Spanish origin101.0
6) Some other race40.4
Missing19 
TOTAL1001100.0
232) What is your race of origin? (Check all that apply) - Second response (RACE2)
TOTAL%
2) Black or African American14.3
3) Indian1252.2
4) Asian or Pacific Islander28.7
5) Hispanic, Latino/a, Spanish origin417.4
6) Some other race417.4
Missing997 
TOTAL23100.0
233) 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-14,99910.1
3) $15K-19,99930.3
4) $20K-29,999434.3
5) $30K-39,99910910.9
6) $40K-49,99913813.9
7) $50K-59,99913713.8
8) $60K-69,99913113.2
9) $70K-79,99912212.2
10) $80K-89,999919.1
11) $90K-99,999707.0
12) $100K-124,999848.4
13) $125K-149,999333.3
14) $150K+343.4
Missing24 
TOTAL996100.0
234) 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
TOTAL9693825.7333866
235) 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
TOTAL680964.1071966
236) 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
TOTAL864397.9431276
237) 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) $018719.1
2) $1-5012312.6
3) $51-1009910.1
4) $101-50027428.0
5) $501-100010610.8
6) $1001-2000636.4
7) $2001+12512.8
Missing43 
TOTAL977100.0
238) 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) $0424.3
2) $1-5012412.6
3) $51-10017117.3
4) $101-50040140.6
5) $501-100012712.9
6) $1001-2000626.3
7) $2001+616.2
Missing32 
TOTAL988100.0
239) I-GENDER: What is your sex? (for use with online analysis) (I-GENDER)
TOTAL%
1) Female24524.4
2) Male75975.6
Missing16 
TOTAL1004100.0
240) I-MARITAL: What is your present marital status? (for use with online analysis) (I-MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Married88988.8
2) Not married11211.2
Missing19 
TOTAL1001100.0
241) I-DEM_REP: Generally speaking, do you think of yourself as a Democrat, Independent, Republican, or other? (for use with online analysis) (I-DEM_REP)
TOTAL%
1) Democrat54154.1
2) Independent18418.4
3) Republican25125.1
4) Other232.3
8) Natural Law10.1
Missing20 
TOTAL1000100.0
242) I-RACE1: What is your race of origin? (Check all that apply) - First response (recoded for use with online analysis) (I-RACE1)
TOTAL%
0) White95995.8
1) Black80.8
2) Other343.4
Missing19 
TOTAL1001100.0
243) I-AGE2: What is your present age? (recoded for use with online analysis) (I-AGE2)
TOTAL%
0) Under 4013413.4
1) 40-4934534.4
2) 50-6445145.0
3) 65+737.3
Missing17 
TOTAL1003100.0
244) I-HH_INCOM: 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-HH_INCOM)
TOTAL%
0) <20K40.4
1) 20K-49,99929029.1
2) 50K-99,99955155.3
3) 100K+15115.2
Missing24 
TOTAL996100.0