Presbyterian Panel Survey, May 2000 --Public Worship, Clergy

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All frequencies are raw numbers (no weights used).
1) Panel Identification number (NEWCODE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL106760749.755436
2) Several questions ask about events in or trends at the congregation you serve or attend. Ministers who are not currently serving congregations or do not otherwise regularly attend a particular congregation may wish to skip such questions. If this situation describes you, please check here. (NOTSERVE)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked100994.6
1) Checked585.4
TOTAL1067100.0
3) Several questions ask about events in or trends at the congregation you serve or attend. Ministers who serve more than one congregation are asked to answer as much as possible with regard to the parish as a whole. Where such an approach is not feasible, please respond in terms of the congregation whose name would be first in an alphabetical listing. If this situation describes you, please check here. (SERVETWO)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked105198.5
1) Checked161.5
TOTAL1067100.0
4) In a typical week during the school year, how many worship services are held in the congregation(s) you serve or regularly attend? (NOSERVIC)
TOTAL%
1) 146445.1
2) 233932.9
3) 314113.7
4) 4363.5
5) 5141.4
6) 620.2
7) 740.4
9) 910.1
36) 3610.1
38) 3810.1
40) 4020.2
41) 4110.1
43) 4310.1
44) 4410.1
52) 5220.2
53) 5310.1
55) 5530.3
56) 5630.3
60) 6010.1
92) 9210.1
95) 9510.1
96) 9610.1
99) 99 or more80.8
Missing38 
TOTAL1029100.0
5) On what day and at what time are these services held?: Sunday morning around 8 or 8:30 a.m. (DAYTIME1)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked74169.4
1) Checked32630.6
TOTAL1067100.0
6) On what day and at what time are these services held?: Sunday morning around 9 or 9:30 a.m. (DAYTIME2)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked75770.9
1) Checked31029.1
TOTAL1067100.0
7) On what day and at what time are these services held?: Sunday morning around 10 or 10:30 a.m. (DAYTIME3)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked69164.8
1) Checked37635.2
TOTAL1067100.0
8) On what day and at what time are these services held?: Sunday morning around 11 or 11:30 a.m. (DAYTIME4)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked42539.8
1) Checked64260.2
TOTAL1067100.0
9) On what day and at what time are these services held?: Sunday afternoon (DAYTIME5)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked104798.1
1) Checked201.9
TOTAL1067100.0
10) On what day and at what time are these services held?: Sunday evening (DAYTIME6)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked100494.1
1) Checked635.9
TOTAL1067100.0
11) On what day and at what time are these services held?: Saturday evening (DAYTIME7)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked103597.0
1) Checked323.0
TOTAL1067100.0
12) On what day and at what time are these services held?: Weekday evening (DAYTIME8)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked100293.9
1) Checked656.1
TOTAL1067100.0
13) On what day and at what time are these services held?: Other (specify) (DAYTIME9)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked101194.8
1) Checked565.2
TOTAL1067100.0
14) If you have two or more services, are all services identical? (SERVICE2)
TOTAL%
1) Yes13923.7
2) No44776.3
Missing481 
TOTAL586100.0
15) [ASK ONLY IF 2SERVICE=2 OR 'NO']If you have two or more services, are all services identical? In what ways do they differ? : Music (DIFFER1)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked67062.8
1) Checked39737.2
TOTAL1067100.0
16) [ASK ONLY IF 2SERVICE=2 OR 'NO']If you have two or more services, are all services identical? In what ways do they differ? : Liturgy (DIFFER2)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked75470.7
1) Checked31329.3
TOTAL1067100.0
17) [ASK ONLY IF 2SERVICE=2 OR 'NO']If you have two or more services, are all services identical? In what ways do they differ? : Length of service (DIFFER3)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked79274.2
1) Checked27525.8
TOTAL1067100.0
18) [ASK ONLY IF 2SERVICE=2 OR 'NO']If you have two or more services, are all services identical? In what ways do they differ? : Sermon (DIFFER4)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked92186.3
1) Checked14613.7
TOTAL1067100.0
19) [ASK ONLY IF 2SERVICE=2 OR 'NO']If you have two or more services, are all services identical? In what ways do they differ? : Other (specify) (DIFFER5)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked93487.5
1) Checked13312.5
TOTAL1067100.0
20) [ASK ONLY IF DIFFER=5 'OTHER']If you have two or more services, are all services identical? Other ways the services differ: (DIFFOTH1)
TOTAL%
1) Communion2015.2
2) Use of drama32.3
3) Video21.5
4) Traditional/Contemporary118.3
5) Formality/informality1410.6
6) Who preaches10.8
7) Location64.5
8) Languages used64.5
9) All others6952.3
Missing935 
TOTAL132100.0
21) [ASK ONLY IF DIFFER=5 'OTHER']If you have two or more services, are all services identical? Other ways the services differ: (DIFFOTH2)
TOTAL%
1) Communion333.3
2) Use of drama111.1
5) Formality/informality222.2
7) Location222.2
9) All others111.1
Missing1058 
TOTAL9100.0
22) [ASK ONLY IF DIFFER=5 'OTHER']If you have two or more services, are all services identical? Other ways the services differ: (DIFFOTH3)
TOTAL%
1) Communion133.3
4) Traditional/Contemporary133.3
5) Formality/informality133.3
Missing1064 
TOTAL3100.0
23) Are there any changes in the numbers or times of services during the summer? : No, maintain same schedule year round (SUMRCHG1)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked45042.2
1) Checked61757.8
TOTAL1067100.0
24) Are there any changes in the numbers or times of services during the summer? : Yes, main service held earlier (SUMRCHG2)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked77672.7
1) Checked29127.3
TOTAL1067100.0
25) Are there any changes in the numbers or times of services during the summer? : Yes, main service held later (SUMRCHG3)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked105498.8
1) Checked131.2
TOTAL1067100.0
26) Are there any changes in the numbers or times of services during the summer? : Yes, additional service offered on different day of the week (SUMRCHG4)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked105398.7
1) Checked141.3
TOTAL1067100.0
27) Are there any changes in the numbers or times of services during the summer? : Yes, fewer services (SUMRCHG5)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked89984.3
1) Checked16815.7
TOTAL1067100.0
28) Are there any changes in the numbers or times of services during the summer? : Yes, more services (SUMRCHG6)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked104698.0
1) Checked212.0
TOTAL1067100.0
29) If your church has more than one worship service in a typical week, why? : Sanctuary/worship space is too small for the congregation (MOREWHY1)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked80575.4
1) Checked26224.6
TOTAL1067100.0
30) If your church has more than one worship service in a typical week, why? : We accommodate people who want to come at different times on Sunday (MOREWHY2)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked66262.0
1) Checked40538.0
TOTAL1067100.0
31) If your church has more than one worship service in a typical week, why? : We offer services to meet the needs of both traditional and contemporary worshipers (MOREWHY3)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked82076.9
1) Checked24723.1
TOTAL1067100.0
32) If your church has more than one worship service in a typical week, why? : We want to offer services with different musical styles (MOREWHY4)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked85379.9
1) Checked21420.1
TOTAL1067100.0
33) If your church has more than one worship service in a typical week, why? : We offer services in different languages (MOREWHY5)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked104097.5
1) Checked272.5
TOTAL1067100.0
34) If your church has more than one worship service in a typical week, why? : Tradition/always done it/hard to change (MOREWHY6)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked103196.6
1) Checked363.4
TOTAL1067100.0
35) If your church has more than one worship service in a typical week, why? : Don't know (MOREWHY7)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked106099.3
1) Checked70.7
TOTAL1067100.0
36) How often does the congregation celebrate the Lord's Supper? : Every week (SUPPER1)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked100494.1
1) Checked635.9
TOTAL1067100.0
37) How often does the congregation celebrate the Lord's Supper? : Once a month (SUPPER2)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked42639.9
1) Checked64160.1
TOTAL1067100.0
38) How often does the congregation celebrate the Lord's Supper? : Every six weeks (SUPPER3)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked92486.6
1) Checked14313.4
TOTAL1067100.0
39) How often does the congregation celebrate the Lord's Supper? : Quarterly (SUPPER4)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked89083.4
1) Checked17716.6
TOTAL1067100.0
40) How often does the congregation celebrate the Lord's Supper? : Less than quarterly (SUPPER5)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked106199.4
1) Checked60.6
TOTAL1067100.0
41) How often does the congregation celebrate the Lord's Supper? : On Feast Days (Special Days and Seasons) (SUPPER6)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked69364.9
1) Checked37435.1
TOTAL1067100.0
42) Describe the most recent Lord's Supper commemoration you took part in or observed at your congregation. What form of the fruit of the vine was used? (SUPPVINE)
TOTAL%
1) Grape juice98793.8
2) Wine60.6
3) Both595.6
Missing15 
TOTAL1052100.0
43) Describe the most recent Lord's Supper commemoration you took part in or observed at your congregation. What was the overall mood or atmosphere? (SUPPMOOD)
TOTAL%
1) Joyful feast48546.9
2) Solemn remembrance50148.4
3) Both 1 & 2 checked494.7
Missing32 
TOTAL1035100.0
44) Describe the most recent Lord's Supper commemoration you took part in or observed at your congregation. Who presided? : Pastor(s) of the church (SUPPRES1)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked302.8
1) Checked103797.2
TOTAL1067100.0
45) Describe the most recent Lord's Supper commemoration you took part in or observed at your congregation. Who presided? : Other ordained minister(s) (SUPPRES2)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked97891.7
1) Checked898.3
TOTAL1067100.0
46) Describe the most recent Lord's Supper commemoration you took part in or observed at your congregation. Who presided? : Commissioned lay pastor (SUPPRES3)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked106599.8
1) Checked20.2
TOTAL1067100.0
47) Describe the most recent Lord's Supper commemoration you took part in or observed at your congregation. Who presided? : Elder(s) (SUPPRES4)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked78173.2
1) Checked28626.8
TOTAL1067100.0
48) Describe the most recent Lord's Supper commemoration you took part in or observed at your congregation. Who presided? : Deacon(s) (SUPPRES5)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked100394.0
1) Checked646.0
TOTAL1067100.0
49) Describe the most recent Lord's Supper commemoration you took part in or observed at your congregation. Who presided? : Other member(s) (SUPPRES6)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked105498.8
1) Checked131.2
TOTAL1067100.0
50) Describe the most recent Lord's Supper commemoration you took part in or observed at your congregation. Who presided? : Other (specify) (SUPPRES7)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked105398.7
1) Checked141.3
TOTAL1067100.0
51) Describe the most recent Lord's Supper commemoration you took part in or observed at your congregation. Who distributed the elements to worshipers? : Pastor or other ordained minister (SUPELEM1)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked75871.0
1) Checked30929.0
TOTAL1067100.0
52) Describe the most recent Lord's Supper commemoration you took part in or observed at your congregation. Who distributed the elements to worshipers? : Commissioned lay pastor (SUPELEM2)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked106399.6
1) Checked40.4
TOTAL1067100.0
53) Describe the most recent Lord's Supper commemoration you took part in or observed at your congregation. Who distributed the elements to worshipers? : Elder(s) (SUPELEM3)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked888.2
1) Checked97991.8
TOTAL1067100.0
54) Describe the most recent Lord's Supper commemoration you took part in or observed at your congregation. Who distributed the elements to worshipers? : Deacon(s) (SUPELEM4)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked81576.4
1) Checked25223.6
TOTAL1067100.0
55) Describe the most recent Lord's Supper commemoration you took part in or observed at your congregation. Who distributed the elements to worshipers? : Other member(s) (SUPELEM5)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked102996.4
1) Checked383.6
TOTAL1067100.0
56) Describe the most recent Lord's Supper commemoration you took part in or observed at your congregation. Who distributed the elements to worshipers? : Other (specify) (SUPELEM6)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked104798.1
1) Checked201.9
TOTAL1067100.0
57) Describe the most recent Lord's Supper commemoration you took part in or observed at your congregation. How were the elements distributed? (SUPPDIST)
TOTAL%
1) Individuals came to the Table for intinction or a common cup19618.7
2) Those serving distributed the elements to worshipers where they were69866.7
3) Both15314.6
Missing20 
TOTAL1047100.0
58) [ASK ONLY IF SUPPDIST=2 'Those serving distributed the elements to worshipers where they were' OR 3 'Both of the above checked]How did the worshipers take the bread and cup? (SUPPBRED)
TOTAL%
1) Individually, as each element was served28032.7
2) Bread taken individually; cup taken as a grp18621.7
3) Bread distributed, held until all served, taken as group31837.1
4) Other (specify)283.3
5) Bread taken as group, cup individually445.1
Missing211 
TOTAL856100.0
59) Describe the most recent Lord's Supper commemoration you took part in or observed at your congregation. While the bread and cup were being distributed, what other activity(-ies) took place? : The congregation sang a hymn or other musical selection (SUPPACT1)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked87882.3
1) Checked18917.7
TOTAL1067100.0
60) Describe the most recent Lord's Supper commemoration you took part in or observed at your congregation. While the bread and cup were being distributed, what other activity(-ies) took place? : The choir sang an anthem, hymn, or other musical selection (SUPPACT2)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked79374.3
1) Checked27425.7
TOTAL1067100.0
61) Describe the most recent Lord's Supper commemoration you took part in or observed at your congregation. While the bread and cup were being distributed, what other activity(-ies) took place? : Instrumental music was played (SUPPACT3)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked20218.9
1) Checked86581.1
TOTAL1067100.0
62) Describe the most recent Lord's Supper commemoration you took part in or observed at your congregation. While the bread and cup were being distributed, what other activity(-ies) took place? : Passages of Scripture were read (SUPPACT4)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked100394.0
1) Checked646.0
TOTAL1067100.0
63) Describe the most recent Lord's Supper commemoration you took part in or observed at your congregation. While the bread and cup were being distributed, what other activity(-ies) took place? : A period of silence was provided for individual prayer (SUPPACT5)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked77672.7
1) Checked29127.3
TOTAL1067100.0
64) Describe the most recent Lord's Supper commemoration you took part in or observed at your congregation. While the bread and cup were being distributed, what other activity(-ies) took place? : Other (specify) (SUPPACT6)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked104297.7
1) Checked252.3
TOTAL1067100.0
65) Who leads worship at a typical weekly service? (WHOLEADS)
TOTAL%
1) Head of staff/solo pastor96093.4
2) Associate pastor333.2
3) Other pastor(s)131.3
4) Commissioned lay pastor10.1
6) Elder90.9
8) Other lay leader121.2
Missing39 
TOTAL1028100.0
66) Does the congregation provide child care during worship? (CHLDCARE)
TOTAL%
1) No807.8
2) Yes94692.2
Missing41 
TOTAL1026100.0
67) [ASK ONLY IF CHLDCARE=1 'NO']Does the congregation provide child care during worship? How old are children in general when parents begin to bring them regularly to worship? (CHLDAGE)
TOTAL%
0) Infants/from birth1523.8
1) 11015.9
2) 2812.7
3) 369.5
4) 423.2
5) 5914.3
6) 669.5
7) 711.6
10) 1011.6
12) 1223.2
15) 1511.6
18) 1811.6
28) 2811.6
Missing1004 
TOTAL63100.0
68) [ASK ONLY IF CHLDCARE=2 'YES']Does the congregation provide child care during worship? For what ages of children? (CAREAGE1)
TOTAL%
0) Infants78687.3
1) 1485.3
2) 291.0
3) 3455.0
4) 440.4
5) 570.8
8) 810.1
Missing167 
TOTAL900100.0
69) [ASK ONLY IF CHLDCARE=2 'YES']Does the congregation provide child care during worship? For what ages of children? (CAREAGE2)
TOTAL%
1) 20.2
2) 434.8
3) 808.9
4) 16618.4
5) 26329.2
6) 10311.4
7) 586.4
8) 515.7
9) 273.0
10) 252.8
11) 91.0
12) 616.8
13) 91.0
15) 10.1
17) 10.1
18) 20.2
Missing166 
TOTAL901100.0
70) [ASK ONLY IF CHLDCARE=2 'YES']Does the congregation provide child care during worship? At what age are children generally expected to remain in worship regularly? (WORSHAGE)
TOTAL%
0) All ages10.1
1) 120.3
2) 210.1
3) 3121.5
4) 4334.2
5) 58711.1
6) 621928.0
7) 710012.8
8) 89311.9
9) 9678.6
10) 10536.8
11) 11232.9
12) 12425.4
13) 13243.1
14) 14141.8
15) 1530.4
16) 1610.1
17) 1720.3
18) 1840.5
19) 1910.1
Missing285 
TOTAL782100.0
71) Are special educational activities provided for children in a separate room during all or part of worship? (SPECEDUC)
TOTAL%
1) No28628.0
2) Yes73672.0
Missing45 
TOTAL1022100.0
72) [ASK ONLY IF CHLDEDUC=2 'YES']Are special educational activities provided for children in a separate room during all or part of worship? For what ages of children? (SPEDAGE1)
TOTAL%
0) Infants21531.4
1) 1213.1
2) 2395.7
3) 313419.6
4) 410615.5
5) 512318.0
6) 6375.4
7) 750.7
8) 810.1
9) 920.3
10) 1010.1
Missing383 
TOTAL684100.0
73) [ASK ONLY IF CHLDEDUC=2 'YES']Are special educational activities provided for children in a separate room during all or part of worship? For what ages of children? (SPEDAGE2)
TOTAL%
2) 230.4
3) 320.3
4) 4192.8
5) 57611.1
6) 68011.7
7) 77711.3
8) 88312.1
9) 9385.6
10) 108612.6
11) 11416.0
12) 1210214.9
13) 13213.1
14) 1481.2
15) 1540.6
16) 1650.7
17) 1791.3
18) 18273.9
20) 2010.1
99) Till whenever20.3
Missing383 
TOTAL684100.0
74) [ASK ONLY IF CHLDEDUC=2 'YES']Are special educational activities provided for children in a separate room during all or part of worship? Do these children: Stay in a separate area throughout the worship service? (SPEDACT1)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked L\1 Checke93988.1
1) 112711.9
Missing1 
TOTAL1066100.0
75) [ASK ONLY IF CHLDEDUC=2 'YES']Are special educational activities provided for children in a separate room during all or part of worship? Do these children: Start out in the worship service and at a specified point leave as a group for the educational activities? (SPEDACT2)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked44141.3
1) Checked62658.7
TOTAL1067100.0
76) [ASK ONLY IF CHLDEDUC=2 'YES']Are special educational activities provided for children in a separate room during all or part of worship? Do these children: Start out in the separate room and enter as a group during worship? (SPEDACT3)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked104698.0
1) Checked212.0
TOTAL1067100.0
77) [ASK ONLY IF CHLDEDUC=2 'YES']Are special educational activities provided for children in a separate room during all or part of worship? Are the separate children's activities related to education about or to the experience of what is occurring in worship? (SPEDRELT)
TOTAL%
1) No16021.8
2) Yes, occasionally27938.1
3) Yes, often17824.3
4) Yes, always11615.8
Missing334 
TOTAL733100.0
78) Does worship regularly include a children's sermon or other children's activities? : Yes, children's sermon (CHLDSER1)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked24422.9
1) Checked82177.1
Missing2 
TOTAL1065100.0
79) Does worship regularly include a children's sermon or other children's activities? : Yes, children's choir or other musical group (CHLDSER2)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked68464.1
1) Checked38335.9
TOTAL1067100.0
80) Does worship regularly include a children's sermon or other children's activities? : Yes, other (specify) (CHLDSER3)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked95089.0
1) Checked11711.0
TOTAL1067100.0
81) Does worship regularly include a children's sermon or other children's activities? : No (CHLDSER4)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked90684.9
1) Checked16115.1
TOTAL1067100.0
82) [ASK ONLY IF CHLDSERM=1 'YES']Does worship regularly include a children's sermon or other children's activities? For what ages of children? (SERMAGE1)
TOTAL%
0) Infants26937.9
1) 1344.8
2) 28712.3
3) 317023.9
4) 4588.2
5) 5628.7
6) 6172.4
7) 740.6
8) 810.1
9) 930.4
10) 1030.4
11) 1110.1
22) 2210.1
Missing357 
TOTAL710100.0
83) [ASK ONLY IF CHLDSERM=1 'YES']Does worship regularly include a children's sermon or other children's activities? For what ages of children? (SERMAGE2)
TOTAL%
0) 0162.2
2) 210.1
4) 410.1
5) 5223.1
6) 6192.7
7) 7405.6
8) 88812.3
9) 9588.1
10) 1017324.2
11) 11679.4
12) 1215922.2
13) 13121.7
14) 1430.4
15) 1530.4
16) 1610.1
17) 1740.6
18) 1850.7
99) All ages/till whenever446.1
Missing351 
TOTAL716100.0
84) Is the practice at your congregation to allow all baptized children to receive the Lord's Supper? (PRCTSUPP)
TOTAL%
1) Yes94892.9
2) No727.1
Missing47 
TOTAL1020100.0
85) How familiar are you with The Book of Common Worship? (BKWRSH1)
TOTAL%
1) None242.4
2) Some25725.2
3) Great73772.4
Missing49 
TOTAL1018100.0
86) How often do you use The Book of Common Worship in planning congregational worship? (BKWRSH2)
TOTAL%
1) Often46547.8
2) Occasionally42243.4
3) Never858.7
Missing95 
TOTAL972100.0
87) How familiar are you with The Book of Occasional Services? (BKSERV1)
TOTAL%
1) None40340.6
2) Some41241.5
3) Great17717.8
Missing75 
TOTAL992100.0
88) How often do you use The Book of Occasional Services in planning congregational worship? (BKSERV2)
TOTAL%
1) Often788.6
2) Occasionally37641.5
3) Never45149.8
Missing162 
TOTAL905100.0
89) How familiar are you with The Psalter? (PSLTER1)
TOTAL%
1) None46348.1
2) Some38339.8
3) Great11612.1
Missing105 
TOTAL962100.0
90) How often do you use The Psalter in planning congregational worship? (PSLTER2)
TOTAL%
1) Often748.5
2) Occasionally19722.7
3) Never59568.7
Missing201 
TOTAL866100.0
91) How familiar are you with The Psalter for Christian Worship? (CHRWRSH1)
TOTAL%
1) None69172.7
2) Some20421.5
3) Great555.8
Missing117 
TOTAL950100.0
92) How often do you use The Psalter for Christian Worship in planning congregational worship? (CHRWRSH2)
TOTAL%
1) Often576.7
2) Occasionally9711.4
3) Never70082.0
Missing213 
TOTAL854100.0
93) How familiar are you with El Himnario Presbiteriano? (HIMNRIO1)
TOTAL%
1) None77990.3
2) Some718.2
3) Great131.5
Missing204 
TOTAL863100.0
94) How often do you use El Himnario Presbiteriano in planning congregational worship? (HIMNRIO2)
TOTAL%
1) Often415.4
2) Occasionally202.6
3) Never70592.0
Missing301 
TOTAL766100.0
95) How familiar are you with other resources in planning congregational worship? (FMOTHER1)
TOTAL%
1) None5934.9
2) Some31.8
3) Great53.0
4) Something written in10260.4
Missing898 
TOTAL169100.0
96) How often do you use other resources in planning congregational worship? (FMOTHER2)
TOTAL%
1) Often7345.9
2) Occasionally2817.6
3) Never5836.5
Missing908 
TOTAL159100.0
97) Does your congregation use the newest PC(USA) hymnal, The Presbyterian Hymnal, in its weekly worship services? (HYMNAL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, always52251.0
2) Yes, often807.8
3) Yes, occasionally787.6
4) No, never34333.5
Missing44 
TOTAL1023100.0
98) If you don't always use The Presbyterian Hymnal, which other hymnal(s) or music books do you use? : Hymnal 1933 (OTHHYMN1)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked105198.6
1) Checked151.4
Missing1 
TOTAL1066100.0
99) If you don't always use The Presbyterian Hymnal, which other hymnal(s) or music books do you use? : Hymnbook 1955 (OTHHYMN2)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked86981.4
1) Checked19818.6
TOTAL1067100.0
100) If you don't always use The Presbyterian Hymnal, which other hymnal(s) or music books do you use? : Worshipbook 1972 (OTHHYMN3)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked104297.7
1) Checked242.3
Missing1 
TOTAL1066100.0
101) If you don't always use The Presbyterian Hymnal, which other hymnal(s) or music books do you use? : Other (specify) (OTHHYMN4)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked68364.0
1) Checked38436.0
TOTAL1067100.0
102) If you don't always use The Presbyterian Hymnal, which other hymnal(s) or music books do you use? : None (OTHHYMN5)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked104297.7
1) Checked252.3
TOTAL1067100.0
103) [ASK ONLY IF OTHHYMN=4 'OTHER (SPECIFY)'] Other hymnals specified. (OTHHYMNS)
TOTAL%
10) The Hymnal for Celebration and Worship5817.0
11) Hymns for the Family of God5014.7
12) Pilgrim Hymnal30.9
13) The Worshiping Church247.0
14) Hymns for the Living Church247.0
15) Praise and Worship41.2
16) The New Century Hymnal20.6
17) The Pilgrim41.2
40) Praise hymnal not otherwise identified288.2
41) Choruses/praise music on overhead144.1
42) Some sort of youth-oriented hymnal10.3
43) Other hymnal not specified by name41.2
44) Item or items from various sources216.2
45) All other not classified10430.5
Missing726 
TOTAL341100.0
104) What types of worship resources would you like to see the Office of Theology and Worship of the PC(USA) produce? : 'Ready to use' outlines for services (WRSHRSC1)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked90284.5
1) Checked16515.5
TOTAL1067100.0
105) What types of worship resources would you like to see the Office of Theology and Worship of the PC(USA) produce? : 'Ready to use' services, complete with litanies, prayers, and suggested hymns (WRSHRSC2)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked79174.1
1) Checked27625.9
TOTAL1067100.0
106) What types of worship resources would you like to see the Office of Theology and Worship of the PC(USA) produce? : Prayers, litanies, or responsive readings (WRSHRSC3)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked47544.5
1) Checked59255.5
TOTAL1067100.0
107) What types of worship resources would you like to see the Office of Theology and Worship of the PC(USA) produce? : Sermon aids (WRSHRSC4)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked83077.8
1) Checked23722.2
TOTAL1067100.0
108) What types of worship resources would you like to see the Office of Theology and Worship of the PC(USA) produce? : Hymnal supplement (WRSHRSC5)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked78873.9
1) Checked27926.1
TOTAL1067100.0
109) What types of worship resources would you like to see the Office of Theology and Worship of the PC(USA) produce? : Book of contemporary hymns (WRSHRSC6)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked45842.9
1) Checked60957.1
TOTAL1067100.0
110) What types of worship resources would you like to see the Office of Theology and Worship of the PC(USA) produce? : Aids for planning worship (WRSHRSC7)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked73869.2
1) Checked32930.8
TOTAL1067100.0
111) What types of worship resources would you like to see the Office of Theology and Worship of the PC(USA) produce? : Aids for designing worship space (WRSHRSC8)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked85580.1
1) Checked21219.9
TOTAL1067100.0
112) What types of worship resources would you like to see the Office of Theology and Worship of the PC(USA) produce? : Resources in other language(s) (WRSHRSC9)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked101394.9
1) Checked545.1
TOTAL1067100.0
113) What types of worship resources would you like to see the Office of Theology and Worship of the PC(USA) produce? : Other (specify) (WRSHRS10)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked96090.0
1) Checked10710.0
TOTAL1067100.0
114) [ASK ONLY IF WRSHRSCS=9 'RESOURCES IN OTHER LANGUAGE(S)']What types of worship resources would you like to see the Office of Theology and Worship of the PC(USA) produce? : Other languages specified: (LANGRSC1)
TOTAL%
10) Spanish3266.7
11) Portuguese12.1
20) Korean714.6
24) Laotian12.1
28) Japanese12.1
40) Hawaiian12.1
60) French12.1
62) German12.1
70) Swahili12.1
80) Sign Language24.2
Missing1019 
TOTAL48100.0
115) [ASK ONLY IF WRSHRSCS=9 'RESOURCES IN OTHER LANGUAGE(S)']What types of worship resources would you like to see the Office of Theology and Worship of the PC(USA) produce? : Other languages specified: (LANGRSC2)
TOTAL%
10) Spanish150.0
11) Portuguese150.0
Missing1065 
TOTAL2100.0
116) [ASK ONLY IF WRSHRSCS=9 'RESOURCES IN OTHER LANGUAGE(S)']What types of worship resources would you like to see the Office of Theology and Worship of the PC(USA) produce? : Other languages specified: (LANGRSCS)
TOTAL%
22) Taiwanese1100.0
Missing1066 
TOTAL1100.0
117) Does your congregation have a worship committee? (WRSHCOMM)
TOTAL%
1) Yes93891.0
2) No939.0
Missing36 
TOTAL1031100.0
118) [ASK ONLY IF WRSHCOMM=1 'YES']Does your congregation have a worship committee? How many people usually attend its meetings? (COMMNOS)
TOTAL%
0) No meetings20.2
1) 150.6
2) 2141.6
3) 3475.5
4) 4728.5
5) 514917.5
6) 614917.5
7) 78810.3
8) 813115.4
9) 9344.0
10) 10809.4
11) 1170.8
12) 12394.6
13) 1330.4
14) 1430.4
15) 15151.8
16) 1620.2
20) 2030.4
35) 3510.1
999) Don't know70.8
Missing216 
TOTAL851100.0
119) [ASK ONLY IF WRSHCOMM=1 'YES']Does your congregation have a worship committee? How often does it meet? (COMMFREQ)
TOTAL%
1) Weekly242.6
2) Monthly65971.2
3) Bi-monthly11212.1
4) Quarterly or less often13014.1
Missing142 
TOTAL925100.0
120) [ASK ONLY IF WRSHCOMM=1 'YES']Does your congregation have a worship committee? Have the committee members, either individually or as a group, studied 'The Directory for Worship'? (COMMSTUD)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, as a group17821.3
2) Yes, individually12414.9
3) No53363.8
Missing232 
TOTAL835100.0
121) [ASK ONLY IF COMMSTUD=1 'YES, AS A GROUP']Does your congregation have a worship committee? Have the committee members, either individually or as a group, studied 'The Directory for Worship'? When did this take place? (STUDWHEN)
TOTAL%
1) In the last year9038.8
2) More than a year ago14261.2
Missing835 
TOTAL232100.0
122) [ASK ONLY IF COMMSTUD=1 'YES, AS A GROUP']Does your congregation have a worship committee? Have the committee members, either individually or as a group, studied 'The Directory for Worship'? How many meetings were held for this purpose? (STUDMEET)
TOTAL%
0) 0127.1
1) 14526.6
2) 22917.2
3) 33118.3
4) 41911.2
5) 574.1
6) 663.6
8) 853.0
9) 910.6
10) 1042.4
11) 1121.2
12) 1253.0
20) 2021.2
99) Many10.6
Missing898 
TOTAL169100.0
123) [ASK ONLY IF COMMSTUD=1 'YES, AS A GROUP']Does your congregation have a worship committee? Have the committee members, either individually or as a group, studied 'The Directory for Worship'? How much time in total was spent in these group meetings? (STUDTIME)
TOTAL%
0) 95.2
1) 3319.0
2) 3821.8
3) 2313.2
4) 137.5
5) 74.0
6) 179.8
7) 21.1
8) 74.0
9) 21.1
10) 105.7
12) 63.4
15) 10.6
20) 10.6
21) 10.6
30) 21.1
130) 10.6
150) 10.6
Missing893 
TOTAL174100.0
124) Who plans the typical worship service in your congregation? : Head of staff or solo pastor (PLANNER1)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked60.6
1) Checked100499.4
Missing57 
TOTAL1010100.0
125) Who plans the typical worship service in your congregation? : Associate pastor (PLANNER2)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked3510.7
1) Checked29389.3
Missing739 
TOTAL328100.0
126) Who plans the typical worship service in your congregation? : Commissioned lay pastor (PLANNER3)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked5087.7
1) Checked712.3
Missing1010 
TOTAL57100.0
127) Who plans the typical worship service in your congregation? : Other pastor/minister (PLANNER4)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked4845.7
1) Checked5754.3
Missing962 
TOTAL105100.0
128) Who plans the typical worship service in your congregation? : Christian educator (PLANNER5)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked5150.0
1) Checked5150.0
Missing965 
TOTAL102100.0
129) Who plans the typical worship service in your congregation? : Choir/music director (PLANNER6)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked233.5
1) Checked62996.5
Missing415 
TOTAL652100.0
130) Who plans the typical worship service in your congregation? : Other paid staff (PLANNER7)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked4937.1
1) Checked8362.9
Missing935 
TOTAL132100.0
131) Who plans the typical worship service in your congregation? : Worship committee (PLANNER8)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked4215.4
1) Checked23084.6
Missing795 
TOTAL272100.0
132) Who plans the typical worship service in your congregation? : Other (specify) (PLANNER9)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked4734.6
1) Checked8965.4
Missing931 
TOTAL136100.0
133) If you checked more than one person for PLANNER, indicate the one person or group most involved in the planning of weekly worship services. (ONEPLANR)
TOTAL%
1) Head of staff or solo pastor74589.7
2) Associate pastor81.0
4) Other pastor/minister30.4
6) Choir/music director374.5
7) Other paid staff30.4
8) Worship committee111.3
9) Other (specify)242.9
Missing236 
TOTAL831100.0
134) Who selects the hymns or other congregational music for worship? : Head of staff or solo pastor (HYMSLCT1)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked151.7
1) Checked85398.3
Missing199 
TOTAL868100.0
135) Who selects the hymns or other congregational music for worship? : Associate pastor (HYMSLCT2)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked4118.6
1) Checked17981.4
Missing847 
TOTAL220100.0
136) Who selects the hymns or other congregational music for worship? : Commissioned lay solo pastor (HYMSLCT3)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked5092.6
1) Checked47.4
Missing1013 
TOTAL54100.0
137) Who selects the hymns or other congregational music for worship? : Other pastor/minister (HYMSLCT4)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked5066.7
1) Checked2533.3
Missing992 
TOTAL75100.0
138) Who selects the hymns or other congregational music for worship? : Christian educator (HYMSLCT5)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked5277.6
1) Checked1522.4
Missing1000 
TOTAL67100.0
139) Who selects the hymns or other congregational music for worship? : Choir/music director (HYMSLCT6)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked224.2
1) Checked50595.8
Missing540 
TOTAL527100.0
140) Who selects the hymns or other congregational music for worship? : Other paid staff (HYMSLCT7)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked5262.7
1) Checked3137.3
Missing984 
TOTAL83100.0
141) Who selects the hymns or other congregational music for worship? : Worship committee (HYMSLCT8)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked5153.1
1) Checked4546.9
Missing971 
TOTAL96100.0
142) Who selects the hymns or other congregational music for worship? : Other (specify) (HYMSLCT9)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked4335.2
1) Checked7964.8
Missing945 
TOTAL122100.0
143) Who typically chooses the Scripture to be read in worship? : Head of staff or solo pastor (SPTSLCT1)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked757.0
1) Checked99293.0
TOTAL1067100.0
144) Who typically chooses the Scripture to be read in worship? : Associate pastor (SPTSLCT2)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked86481.0
1) Checked20319.0
TOTAL1067100.0
145) Who typically chooses the Scripture to be read in worship? : Commissioned lay pastor (SPTSLCT3)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked106499.7
1) Checked30.3
TOTAL1067100.0
146) Who typically chooses the Scripture to be read in worship? : Other pastor/minister (SPTSLCT4)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked103597.0
1) Checked323.0
TOTAL1067100.0
147) Who typically chooses the Scripture to be read in worship? : Christian educator (SPTSLCT5)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked105899.2
1) Checked90.8
TOTAL1067100.0
148) Who typically chooses the Scripture to be read in worship? : Choir/music director (SPTSLCT6)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked105398.7
1) Checked141.3
TOTAL1067100.0
149) Who typically chooses the Scripture to be read in worship? : Other paid staff (SPTSLCT7)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked106499.7
1) Checked30.3
TOTAL1067100.0
150) Who typically chooses the Scripture to be read in worship? : Worship committee (SPTSLCT8)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked105899.2
1) Checked90.8
TOTAL1067100.0
151) Who typically chooses the Scripture to be read in worship? : Other (specify) (SPTSLCT9)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked98692.4
1) Checked817.6
TOTAL1067100.0
152) Do you use the Revised Common Lectionary (RCL) on a regular basis? (RCLUSE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes61060.7
2) No39539.3
Missing62 
TOTAL1005100.0
153) [ASK ONLY IF RCLUSE=1 'YES']Do you use the Revised Common Lectionary (RCL) on a regular basis? Which lectionary texts are typically used in worship at the congregation you attend or serve? (RCLTEXT1)
TOTAL%
1) All three readings and the psalm8413.7
2) At least one of the readings and the psalm17428.4
3) All three readings without the psalm396.4
4) Selected readings from the RCL31551.5
Missing455 
TOTAL612100.0
154) [ASK ONLY IF RCLUSE=1 'YES']Do you use the Revised Common Lectionary (RCL) on a regular basis? Do you preach from one (or more) of the lectionary texts? (RCLTEXT2)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, always19821.5
2) Yes, usually37240.3
3) Yes, sometimes13314.4
4) Yes, rarely626.7
5) No15817.1
Missing144 
TOTAL923100.0
155) [ASK ONLY IF RCLUSE=2 'NO']Do you use the Revised Common Lectionary (RCL) on a regular basis? Which statement best describes your congregation's use of lectionary texts in worship? (RCLTEXT3)
TOTAL%
1) Use the RCL on a seasonal basis13739.8
2) Have never tried the RCL12937.5
3) Tried the RCL system and did not like it298.4
4) Use another lectionary system205.8
5) Other volunteered response298.4
Missing723 
TOTAL344100.0
156) Who leads the typical worship service? : Head of staff or solo pastor (LEDWRSH1)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked989.2
1) Checked96990.8
TOTAL1067100.0
157) Who leads the typical worship service? : Associate pastor (LEDWRSH2)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked69865.5
1) Checked36734.5
Missing2 
TOTAL1065100.0
158) Who leads the typical worship service? : Commissioned lay pastor (LEDWRSH3)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked105699.1
1) Checked100.9
Missing1 
TOTAL1066100.0
159) Who leads the typical worship service? : Other pastor/minister (LEDWRSH4)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked98792.5
1) Checked807.5
TOTAL1067100.0
160) Who leads the typical worship service? : Christian educator (LEDWRSH5)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked102496.0
1) Checked434.0
TOTAL1067100.0
161) Who leads the typical worship service? : Choir/music director (LEDWRSH6)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked79174.1
1) Checked27625.9
TOTAL1067100.0
162) Who leads the typical worship service? : Other paid staff (LEDWRSH7)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked101394.9
1) Checked545.1
TOTAL1067100.0
163) Who leads the typical worship service? : Elder currently on session (LEDWRSH8)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked91285.5
1) Checked15514.5
TOTAL1067100.0
164) Who leads the typical worship service? : Other elder (LEDWRSH9)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked93287.3
1) Checked13512.7
TOTAL1067100.0
165) Who leads the typical worship service? : Other member (LEDWRS10)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked83278.0
1) Checked23522.0
TOTAL1067100.0
166) Who leads the typical worship service? : Other (specify) (LEDWRS11)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked93087.2
1) Checked13712.8
TOTAL1067100.0
167) If changes were to happen in your congregation's worship service(s), for example in style or music, how do you think it would be more helpful for these to be introduced? (CHANGES)
TOTAL%
1) Slowly over a period of time ('gradually')79479.4
2) Quickly616.1
3) No preference696.9
4) Don't know656.5
5) Written in comment111.1
Missing67 
TOTAL1000100.0
168) Survey form (SURVEY)
TOTAL%
1) Paper102696.2
2) Web413.8
TOTAL1067100.0
169) When were you ordained as a minister of the Word and Sacrament? (WHENORD)
TOTAL%
42) 10.1
48) 10.1
52) 10.1
53) 20.2
55) 20.2
56) 10.1
57) 70.7
58) 50.5
59) 111.0
60) 171.6
61) 212.0
62) 181.7
63) 201.9
64) 232.2
65) 201.9
66) 181.7
67) 232.2
68) 151.4
69) 181.7
70) 131.2
71) 191.8
72) 333.1
73) 181.7
74) 201.9
75) 333.1
76) 201.9
77) 262.5
78) 262.5
79) 424.0
80) 424.0
81) 313.0
82) 313.0
83) 292.8
84) 323.0
85) 282.7
86) 373.5
87) 444.2
88) 212.0
89) 232.2
90) 252.4
91) 272.6
92) 302.9
93) 302.9
94) 323.0
95) 262.5
96) 302.9
97) 272.6
98) 292.8
99) 20.2
Missing17 
TOTAL1050100.0
170) 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) Baptist1615.0
2) Disciples of Christ32.8
4) Lutheran10.9
5) Methodist54.7
6) Presbyterian5046.7
7) Other Presbyterian21.9
8) Reformed65.6
10) United Church of Christ32.8
12) Other10.9
61) Perkins SMU10.9
66) Reformed Church in America10.9
70) Other1110.3
71) Evangelical PC21.9
73) Canadian Presbyterian10.9
74) UPC21.9
99) Other21.9
Missing960 
TOTAL107100.0
171) Are you presently enrolled in a graduate school, seminary, or theological school? (Check the appropriate box) (ENRLPRES)
TOTAL%
1) Yes868.3
2) No94691.7
Missing35 
TOTAL1032100.0
172) [IF YES TO ENRLPRES], degree: (ENRLDEGR)
TOTAL%
1) M.C.E./M.R.E.22.7
4) D.Min5776.0
5) Ph.D./S.T.D./Th.D.1114.7
6) Other56.7
Missing992 
TOTAL75100.0
173) [IF YES TO ENRLPRES], school: (ENRLSCHO)
TOTAL%
5) Austin46.0
6) Bangor11.5
8) Bethel23.0
16) Claremont11.5
18) Columbia1420.9
22) Dubuque11.5
27) Erskine11.5
30) Fuller57.5
33) Gordon Conwell11.5
41) Louisville Pts23.0
43) Lutheran PA11.5
45) McCormick57.5
52) New Brunswick11.5
57) NW Lutheran Theo11.5
63) Pittsburgh34.5
65) Princeton46.0
66) Reformed23.0
68) San Francisco46.0
74) Trinity Evangelical23.0
78) Union VA23.0
89) Emory11.5
99) Other913.4
Missing1000 
TOTAL67100.0
174) 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) Yes35033.8
2) No68566.2
Missing32 
TOTAL1035100.0
175) Please indicate the year and the school from which you received your B.D. or M.Div. degree. - Year degree received (YEAR_DEG)
TOTAL%
0) Do not have this degree141.4
42) 4210.1
48) 4810.1
52) 5220.2
53) 5320.2
55) 5530.3
56) 5630.3
57) 5760.6
58) 5870.7
59) 59131.3
60) 60181.7
61) 61201.9
62) 62161.5
63) 63232.2
64) 64222.1
65) 65212.0
66) 66212.0
67) 67201.9
68) 68191.8
69) 69201.9
70) 7080.8
71) 71313.0
72) 72292.8
73) 73201.9
74) 74141.4
75) 75353.4
76) 76191.8
77) 77282.7
78) 78333.2
79) 79393.8
80) 80363.5
81) 81272.6
82) 82302.9
83) 83343.3
84) 84333.2
85) 85353.4
86) 86302.9
87) 87313.0
88) 88323.1
89) 89232.2
90) 90302.9
91) 91161.5
92) 92313.0
93) 93292.8
94) 94222.1
95) 95252.4
96) 96292.8
97) 97201.9
98) 98111.1
99) 9910.1
Missing34 
TOTAL1033100.0
176) [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
TOTAL101150.50825
177) 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) Yes39638.0
2) No64562.0
Missing26 
TOTAL1041100.0
178) [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 checked92298.8
1) Checked111.2
Missing134 
TOTAL933100.0
179) [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) 15.6
60) 15.6
62) 211.1
63) 422.2
64) 15.6
67) 15.6
68) 15.6
72) 211.1
75) 15.6
77) 15.6
84) 15.6
95) 15.6
97) 15.6
Missing1049 
TOTAL18100.0
180) [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 Pts15.6
51) Nazarene15.6
64) PSCE950.0
65) Princeton316.7
75) Union/Auburn15.6
99) Other316.7
Missing1049 
TOTAL18100.0
181) [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 checked86992.5
1) Checked707.5
Missing128 
TOTAL939100.0
182) [IF YES TO OTH_DEG] Please indicate the degree(s), year(s) received, and school(s) - year received M.A. (OSCH_MA)
TOTAL%
55) 22.6
58) 11.3
61) 11.3
62) 11.3
63) 11.3
64) 33.9
66) 33.9
67) 11.3
68) 33.9
69) 11.3
70) 33.9
72) 33.9
73) 22.6
74) 56.6
75) 33.9
76) 33.9
77) 22.6
78) 22.6
79) 22.6
80) 33.9
81) 11.3
82) 11.3
83) 33.9
84) 33.9
85) 33.9
86) 45.3
87) 11.3
88) 11.3
89) 56.6
90) 11.3
91) 11.3
92) 11.3
93) 11.3
94) 33.9
95) 11.3
96) 11.3
Missing991 
TOTAL76100.0
183) [IF YES TO OTH_DEG] Please indicate the degree(s), year(s) received, and school(s) - school received M.A. (OYR_MA)
TOTAL%
13) University of Chicago Divinity11.3
16) Claremont22.6
18) Columbia33.9
22) Dubuque33.9
30) Fuller22.6
31) Garrett Evangelical11.3
41) Louisville Pts11.3
42) Luther NW11.3
53) New York11.3
63) Pittsburgh11.3
64) PSCE2228.9
65) Princeton11.3
68) San Francisco11.3
74) Trinity Evangelical22.6
78) Union VA11.3
79) University of Notre Dame11.3
88) Yale22.6
99) Other3039.5
Missing991 
TOTAL76100.0
184) [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 checked86792.5
1) Checked707.5
Missing130 
TOTAL937100.0
185) [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) 11.3
60) 11.3
62) 33.8
63) 22.6
64) 22.6
65) 33.8
66) 33.8
67) 67.7
68) 45.1
69) 33.8
70) 22.6
71) 33.8
72) 22.6
73) 33.8
74) 22.6
75) 11.3
76) 11.3
77) 33.8
78) 22.6
79) 22.6
80) 33.8
81) 22.6
82) 11.3
83) 11.3
85) 11.3
87) 33.8
88) 11.3
89) 45.1
90) 11.3
91) 45.1
92) 45.1
93) 11.3
96) 11.3
98) 22.6
Missing989 
TOTAL78100.0
186) [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
15) Christian Theo11.3
18) Columbia67.6
20) Covenant11.3
22) Dubuque33.8
30) Fuller22.5
34) Harvard University11.3
45) McCormick33.8
53) New York33.8
61) Perkins11.3
63) Pittsburgh22.5
65) Princeton2936.7
67) Regent11.3
68) San Francisco33.8
75) Union-Auburn33.8
78) Union VA67.6
88) Yale45.1
99) Other810.1
Missing988 
TOTAL79100.0
187) [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 checked74577.4
1) Checked21822.6
Missing104 
TOTAL963100.0
188) [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
74) 20.8
75) 72.9
76) 93.8
77) 41.7
78) 41.7
79) 72.9
80) 177.1
81) 52.1
82) 125.0
83) 114.6
84) 135.4
85) 125.0
86) 135.4
87) 72.9
88) 83.3
89) 83.3
90) 145.8
91) 93.8
92) 125.0
93) 83.3
94) 114.6
95) 83.3
96) 125.0
97) 20.8
98) 135.4
99) 72.9
Missing827 
TOTAL240100.0
189) [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) Austin114.7
8) Bethel10.4
14) Chicago Theological Seminary10.4
15) Christian Theological Seminary20.9
16) Claremont10.4
17) Colgate Rochester20.9
18) Columbia2510.8
20) Covenant10.4
21) Drew10.4
22) Dubuque20.9
24) Eastern Baptist73.0
25) Eden10.4
30) Fuller166.9
33) Gordon Conwell20.9
34) Harvard University10.4
39) Lancaster10.4
40) Lexington10.4
41) Louisville Pts125.2
45) McCormick4017.2
53) New York20.9
63) Pittsburgh166.9
65) Princeton146.0
68) San Francisco208.6
69) Southeastern Baptist10.4
71) St Mary's10.4
75) Union-Auburn10.4
76) United Theo Dayton10.4
77) United Theo MN31.3
78) Union VA2611.2
81) Vanderbilt10.4
83) Wesley10.4
84) Western Theo Sem31.3
85) Westminster10.4
89) Emory10.4
99) Other114.7
Missing835 
TOTAL232100.0
190) [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 checked87093.3
1) Checked626.7
Missing135 
TOTAL932100.0
191) [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) 11.6
63) 11.6
64) 23.3
66) 23.3
69) 11.6
70) 23.3
72) 34.9
73) 11.6
74) 46.6
76) 46.6
77) 11.6
79) 23.3
80) 11.6
81) 34.9
82) 46.6
83) 34.9
84) 11.6
85) 11.6
86) 46.6
87) 34.9
90) 46.6
91) 23.3
92) 34.9
93) 11.6
94) 11.6
95) 11.6
97) 34.9
99) 23.3
Missing1006 
TOTAL61100.0
192) [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%
13) University of Chicago Divinity11.6
14) Chicago Theological Seminary11.6
16) Claremont23.2
18) Columbia11.6
21) Drew11.6
22) Dubuque11.6
23) Duke University46.5
30) Fuller11.6
34) Harvard University11.6
45) McCormick11.6
63) Pittsburgh11.6
65) Princeton46.5
68) San Francisco11.6
74) Trinity Evangelical11.6
75) Union-Auburn11.6
78) Union VA69.7
79) University of Notre Dame23.2
81) Vanderbilt34.8
88) Yale23.2
99) Other2743.5
Missing1005 
TOTAL62100.0
193) [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 checked90997.3
1) Checked252.7
Missing133 
TOTAL934100.0
194) [IF YES TO OTH_DEG] Please indicate the degree(s), year(s) received, and school(s) - year received other degree (OSCH_OTH)
TOTAL%
55) 14.2
57) 14.2
60) 14.2
64) 14.2
67) 14.2
71) 14.2
72) 14.2
74) 14.2
79) 14.2
80) 14.2
81) 312.5
83) 14.2
84) 14.2
88) 14.2
90) 28.3
91) 14.2
92) 14.2
93) 14.2
94) 14.2
96) 14.2
98) 14.2
Missing1043 
TOTAL24100.0
195) [IF YES TO OTH_DEG] Please indicate the degree(s), year(s) received, and school(s) - school received other degree (OYR_OTH)
TOTAL%
21) Drew14.2
30) Fuller14.2
38) Johnson C Smith14.2
53) New York14.2
65) Princeton312.5
71) St Marys14.2
78) Union VA14.2
99) Other1562.5
Missing1043 
TOTAL24100.0
196) 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 college50.5
4) College graduate62760.9
5) Some graduate work16816.3
6) Graduate degree22521.8
Missing37 
TOTAL1030100.0
197) What category(-ies) below describes your current paid employment? (Check all that apply) - First response (EMP_CAT1)
TOTAL%
1) Pastor in a congregation86582.5
2) Non-parish job or ministry15614.9
3) Unemployed90.9
4) Retired from active ministry191.8
Missing18 
TOTAL1049100.0
198) 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 job3585.4
4) Retired from active ministry512.2
Missing1026 
TOTAL41100.0
199) 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-time75487.7
2) Part-time10612.3
Missing207 
TOTAL860100.0
200) [IF PART-TIME FOR VARIABLE PSTRTIME] specify hours per week. (PSTRPART)
TOTAL%
1) 22.0
2) 22.0
4) 11.0
5) 22.0
6) 22.0
8) 22.0
10) 87.9
11) 11.0
12) 22.0
15) 76.9
16) 44.0
17) 11.0
18) 22.0
20) 1615.8
22) 11.0
23) 11.0
24) 98.9
25) 87.9
27) 11.0
28) 44.0
30) 1312.9
32) 22.0
33) 11.0
34) 22.0
35) 44.0
40) 22.0
50) 11.0
Missing966 
TOTAL101100.0
201) 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 Pastor37743.1
2) Senior Pastor20223.1
3) Asst-Asso Pastor18120.7
4) Co-Pastor384.3
5) Stated-Temp Supply222.5
6) Designated Pastor50.6
7) Interim Pastor293.3
8) Tentmaker30.3
9) Paid Parish Associate101.1
10) Other80.9
Missing192 
TOTAL875100.0
202) 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 Pastor78.5
2) Senior Pastor1315.9
3) Asst Asso Pastor44.9
5) Stated-Temp Supply2530.5
6) Designated Pastor56.1
7) Interim Pastor1720.7
8) Tentmaker33.7
9) Paid Parish Associate33.7
10) Other56.1
Missing985 
TOTAL82100.0
203) 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) One81394.4
2) Two or more485.6
Missing206 
TOTAL861100.0
204) [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) 012.1
2) 23166.0
3) 3817.0
4) 424.3
5) 524.3
7) 712.1
9) 9 or more12.1
10) 1012.1
Missing1020 
TOTAL47100.0
205) [IF 'TWO OR MORE' TO PSTRNUM1] Are some or all of these congregations yoked as a larger parish? (PSTRYOKE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes2040.0
2) No3060.0
Missing1017 
TOTAL50100.0
206) What is the approximate membership of the congregation(s) you serve? Write the combined membership if you serve two or more. (CONGMEMB)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL8582145.40940380
207) 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-time16368.2
2) Part-time7631.8
Missing828 
TOTAL239100.0
208) 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%
4) 22.8
5) 68.3
6) 45.6
7) 22.8
8) 56.9
9) 11.4
10) 1419.4
12) 34.2
15) 56.9
16) 34.2
20) 45.6
23) 11.4
24) 34.2
25) 45.6
28) 11.4
30) 79.7
32) 22.8
35) 22.8
37) 11.4
40) 11.4
50) 11.4
Missing995 
TOTAL72100.0
209) 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 educ instit5423.9
2) Chaplain4921.7
3) Missionary20.9
4) National staff2912.8
5) Staff ecumenical104.4
6) Professional pastoral counselor135.8
7) Other employment6930.5
Missing841 
TOTAL226100.0
210) 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 educ instit14.2
2) Chaplain416.7
3) Missionary14.2
4) National Staff14.2
5) Staff ecumenical28.3
6) Professional pastoral counselor520.8
7) Other employment1041.7
Missing1043 
TOTAL24100.0
211) 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) Military104.3
2) Civilian83.4
3) Elementary/middle/high school166.9
4) College/university3012.9
5) Seminary/theo school208.6
6) Hospital/med fac3012.9
7) Church/religious body4519.4
8) Other non-profit2912.5
9) For-profit2812.1
10) Other166.9
Missing835 
TOTAL232100.0
212) 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/high school13.7
4) College/university13.7
5) Seminary/theo school27.4
7) Church/religious body518.5
8) Other non-profit622.2
9) For-Profit518.5
10) Other725.9
Missing1040 
TOTAL27100.0
213) 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) Yes8637.9
2) No14162.1
Missing840 
TOTAL227100.0
214) How old were you when you first became a member of a Presbyterian church? (HOWOLD)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL104120.81619
215) When you were growing up, say ages 10 to 12, how active were your parents in church? (PAR_ACTV)
TOTAL%
1) Very active58155.7
2) Generally active17516.8
3) Somewhat active969.2
4) Not very active827.9
5) Not active at all10710.2
6) Don't know30.3
Missing23 
TOTAL1044100.0
216) 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) Baptist716.9
2) Disciples of Christ30.3
3) Episcopal181.7
4) Lutheran232.2
5) Methodist626.0
6) Presbyterian66664.6
7) Other Presbyterian181.7
8) Reformed222.1
9) Roman Catholic343.3
10) UCC232.2
11) Independent/non-denom212.0
12) Other605.8
13) None20.2
70) Other80.8
Missing36 
TOTAL1031100.0
217) 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) Yes25925.3
2) No76474.7
Missing44 
TOTAL1023100.0
218) [IF YES TO RELPAST] How many relatives are currently serving the church in full-time paid positions? (RELPAST2)
TOTAL%
0) 20.7
1) 15557.4
2) 8130.0
3) 186.7
4) 72.6
5) 41.5
6) 10.4
7) 10.4
10) 10.4
Missing797 
TOTAL270100.0
219) [IF YES TO RELPAST] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - My father (DADPAST)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked90697.3
1) Checked252.7
Missing136 
TOTAL931100.0
220) [IF YES TO RELPAST] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - My mother (MOMPAST)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked92899.6
1) Checked40.4
Missing135 
TOTAL932100.0
221) [IF YES TO RELPAST] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - My grandfather (GDADPAST)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked92999.8
1) Checked20.2
Missing136 
TOTAL931100.0
222) [IF YES TO RELPAST] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - My grandmother (GMOMPAST)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked93099.9
1) Checked10.1
Missing136 
TOTAL931100.0
223) [IF YES TO RELPAST] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - My son (SONPAST)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked92198.8
1) Checked111.2
Missing135 
TOTAL932100.0
224) [IF YES TO RELPAST] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - My daughter (DAUGPAST)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked92399.0
1) Checked91.0
Missing135 
TOTAL932100.0
225) [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 checked85891.4
1) Checked818.6
Missing128 
TOTAL939100.0
226) [IF YES TO RELPAST] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - Other (OTHPAST)
TOTAL%
0) All Other76280.1
1) Grandchild70.7
2) Distant ancestor30.3
3) Aunt/Uncle272.8
4) Niece/nephew131.4
5) Cousin565.9
8) Spouse353.7
9) In-law485.0
Missing116 
TOTAL951100.0
227) 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) Yes35336.3
2) No62063.7
Missing94 
TOTAL973100.0
228) [IF YES TO RELCRCH] How many relatives in the past served the church in full-time paid positions? (Approximate number) (RELCRCH2)
TOTAL%
1) 18756.2
2) 7021.0
3) 3711.1
4) 195.7
5) 82.4
6) 51.5
7) 10.3
8) 20.6
10) 20.6
11) 10.3
15) 10.3
Missing734 
TOTAL333100.0
229) [IF YES TO RELCRCH] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - My father (DADCRCH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked85792.1
1) Checked747.9
Missing136 
TOTAL931100.0
230) [IF YES TO RELCRCH] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - My mother (MOMCRCH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked91296.6
1) Checked323.4
Missing123 
TOTAL944100.0
231) [IF YES TO RELCRCH] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - My grandfather (GDADCRCH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked85291.1
1) Checked838.9
Missing132 
TOTAL935100.0
232) [IF YES TO RELCRCH] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - My grandmother (GMOMCRCH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked91897.6
1) Checked232.4
Missing126 
TOTAL941100.0
233) [IF YES TO RELCRCH] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - My son (SONCRCH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked92799.5
1) Checked50.5
Missing135 
TOTAL932100.0
234) [IF YES TO RELCRCH] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - My daughter (DAUGCRCH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked92999.7
1) Checked30.3
Missing135 
TOTAL932100.0
235) [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 checked90697.3
1) Checked252.7
Missing136 
TOTAL931100.0
236) [IF YES TO RELCRCH] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - Other (OTHCRCH)
TOTAL%
0) All other73976.8
1) Grandchild10.1
2) Distant ancestor909.4
3) Aunt/uncle909.4
4) Niece/nephew20.2
5) Cousin121.2
8) Spouse80.8
9) In-law202.1
Missing105 
TOTAL962100.0
237) Which of the following terms best describes your current stand on theological issues? (LIB_CONS)
TOTAL%
1) Very conservative353.4
2) Conservative27526.5
3) Moderate40038.6
4) Liberal24924.0
5) Very Liberal777.4
Missing31 
TOTAL1036100.0
238) Do you believe that some or all of the Bible was inspired by God? (INSP_GOD)
TOTAL%
1) Yes98898.6
2) No141.4
Missing65 
TOTAL1002100.0
239) [IF YES TO INSP_GOD] How much of what the Bible contains do you believe was inspired by God? (INSPMUCH)
TOTAL%
1) All of it66065.7
2) Almost all of it13413.3
3) Most of it13613.5
4) Some of it545.4
5) Only a very small amount10.1
6) Not sure191.9
Missing63 
TOTAL1004100.0
240) 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 world232.3
2) Is a true account of how God created the world59559.1
3) Reflects human feelings about how the world might have been created38938.6
Missing60 
TOTAL1007100.0
241) 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.11911.8
2) The Bible is without error of any kind in spiritual matters, but there are problems in other areas such as science and history54554.2
3) The Bible contains errors in both spiritual and secular matters34234.0
Missing61 
TOTAL1006100.0
242) 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 agree222.1
2) Agree625.9
3) Not sure302.9
4) Disagree53050.7
5) Strongly disagree40238.4
Missing21 
TOTAL1046100.0
243) 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 agree171.6
2) Agree858.1
3) Not sure575.4
4) Disagree41539.7
5) Strongly disagree47245.1
Missing21 
TOTAL1046100.0
244) 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 agree82078.5
2) Agree16415.7
3) Not sure484.6
4) Disagree101.0
5) Strongly disagree20.2
Missing23 
TOTAL1044100.0
245) 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 agree47745.6
2) Agree23922.8
3) Not sure676.4
4) Disagree20519.6
5) Strongly disagree585.5
Missing21 
TOTAL1046100.0
246) 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 agree19318.6
2) Agree16215.6
3) Not sure16616.0
4) Disagree29428.3
5) Strongly disagree22321.5
Missing29 
TOTAL1038100.0
247) 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 agree64762.0
2) Agree38236.6
3) Not sure50.5
4) Disagree60.6
5) Strongly disagree40.4
Missing23 
TOTAL1044100.0
248) Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with the following statement. - The Devil (Satan) really exists. (DEVL_XST)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree33632.3
2) Agree27025.9
3) Not sure14614.0
4) Disagree18417.7
5) Strongly disagree10510.1
Missing26 
TOTAL1041100.0
249) 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 agree38236.7
2) Agree26925.9
3) Not sure20319.5
4) Disagree12712.2
5) Strongly disagree595.7
Missing27 
TOTAL1040100.0
250) 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 daily52349.9
2) Several times a week33932.3
3) Weekly11010.5
4) Several times a month474.5
5) Once a month101.0
6) Several times a year171.6
7) Once a year or less20.2
8) Never10.1
Missing18 
TOTAL1049100.0
251) 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 daily827.9
2) Several times a week20519.7
3) Weekly32731.4
4) Several times a month13412.9
5) Once a month555.3
6) Several times a year14013.4
7) Once a year or less484.6
8) Never504.8
Missing26 
TOTAL1041100.0
252) 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 daily272.6
2) Several times a week12912.5
3) Weekly45844.3
4) Several times a month11210.8
5) Once a month817.8
6) Several times a year11911.5
7) Once a year or less565.4
8) Never525.0
Missing33 
TOTAL1034100.0
253) Approximately how frequently do you engage in the following activity? (Check one box on each line) - Pray privately (OFT_PPRI)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/almost daily89485.5
2) Several times a week10810.3
3) Weekly212.0
4) Several times a month111.1
5) Once a month60.6
6) Several times a year40.4
8) Never20.2
Missing21 
TOTAL1046100.0
254) 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 daily50948.7
2) Several times a week28427.2
3) Weekly13412.8
4) Several times a month514.9
5) Once a month101.0
6) Several times a year343.3
7) Once a year or less70.7
8) Never171.6
Missing21 
TOTAL1046100.0
255) 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 daily393.8
2) Several times a week737.1
3) Weekly30429.4
4) Several times a month959.2
5) Once a month959.2
6) Several times a year16916.3
7) Once a year or less11411.0
8) Never14614.1
Missing32 
TOTAL1035100.0
256) Do you believe that Jesus will return to earth some day? (JES_RTRN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes76575.0
2) No1009.8
3) Not Sure15515.2
Missing47 
TOTAL1020100.0
257) [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 year58569.0
3) Less likely in 2000313.7
4) No opinion22826.9
Missing219 
TOTAL848100.0
258) Do you currently have plans for this coming New Year's Eve (Dec. 31, 1999)? (PLAN_NYR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes41840.4
2) No61759.6
Missing32 
TOTAL1035100.0
259) [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) Yes27649.9
2) No27750.1
Missing514 
TOTAL553100.0
260) [IF YES TO PLAN_NYR] What do you plan to do? - First response (PLAN_DO1)
TOTAL%
1) Nothing special/stay at home247.7
2) Spend time with family247.7
3) Party4715.0
4) Work61.9
5) Attend church18258.1
6) Vacation/travel144.5
9) Undecided/Not sure165.1
Missing754 
TOTAL313100.0
261) [IF YES TO PLAN_NYR] What do you plan to do? - Second response (PLAN_DO2)
TOTAL%
2) Spend time with family120.0
3) Party120.0
4) Work120.0
5) Attend church240.0
Missing1062 
TOTAL5100.0
262) 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, definitely16415.7
2) Yes, probably12411.9
3) No, probably not37235.7
4) No, definitely not14914.3
5) Don't know23322.4
Missing25 
TOTAL1042100.0
263) 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) Major131.2
3) Minor54752.2
4) Very minor39637.8
5) None at all575.4
6) No opinion343.2
Missing19 
TOTAL1048100.0
264) 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) Major90.9
3) Minor47745.7
4) Very minor43942.0
5) None at all878.3
6) No opinion313.0
Missing23 
TOTAL1044100.0
265) 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) Major40.4
3) Minor22521.5
4) Very minor38136.5
5) None at all40238.5
6) No opinion313.0
Missing22 
TOTAL1045100.0
266) 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) Major40.4
3) Minor26225.0
4) Very minor46344.2
5) None at all28927.6
6) No opinion272.6
Missing20 
TOTAL1047100.0
267) What is your sex? (SEX2)
TOTAL%
1) Female23722.6
2) Male81177.4
Missing19 
TOTAL1048100.0
268) What is your present age? (AGE2)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL104750.25810
269) Which of the categories below most closely describes the place in which you currently live? (HOME)
TOTAL%
1) In open country, but not a farm696.6
2) On a farm70.7
3) In a small city or town (under 50,000)31830.5
4) In a medium-size city (50,000-250,000)15715.0
5) In a suburb near a medium-size city858.1
6) In a large city (over 250,000)17717.0
7) In a suburb near a large city23122.1
Missing23 
TOTAL1044100.0
270) What is your present marital status? (MAR_STAT)
TOTAL%
1) Married92388.5
2) Not married12011.5
Missing24 
TOTAL1043100.0
271) If not currently married, have you ever been married? (MAR_EVER)
TOTAL%
1) Never married5443.9
2) Yes, now widowed1411.4
3) Yes, now divorced5343.1
4) Both widowed and divorced21.6
Missing944 
TOTAL123100.0
272) 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 school20.2
4) High school diploma182.0
5) Some college9210.2
6) Graduated from college25328.1
7) Some grad work11312.6
8) Grad degree42146.8
Missing168 
TOTAL899100.0
273) If currently married, have you ever had a previous marriage (or marriages)? (PREV_MAR)
TOTAL%
1) No77884.5
2) Yes, was widowed70.8
3) Yes, was divorced13414.5
4) Both widowed and divorced20.2
Missing146 
TOTAL921100.0
274) Please indicate your employment status and, if married, the employment of your spouse. - Employment status of spouse, first response (SPOUEMP1)
TOTAL%
1) Employed full-time44749.2
2) Employed part-time17619.4
3) Self-employed657.2
4) Unemployed242.6
5) Retired566.2
6) Full-time homemaker12413.6
7) Student121.3
8) Other50.6
Missing158 
TOTAL909100.0
275) Please indicate your employment status and, if married, the employment of your spouse. - Employment status of spouse, second response (SPOUEMP2)
TOTAL%
1) Employed full-time11.1
2) Employed part-time55.3
3) Self-employed2223.4
4) Unemployed22.1
5) Retired1010.6
6) Full-time homemaker3537.2
7) Student1313.8
8) Other66.4
Missing973 
TOTAL94100.0
276) 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
TOTAL70538.96316
277) 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) Baptist9710.6
2) Disciples of Christ121.3
3) Episcopalian394.3
4) Lutheran424.6
5) Methodist11112.2
6) Presbyterian38542.2
7) Other Presbyterian202.2
8) Reformed202.2
9) Roman Catholic566.1
10) United Church of Christ353.8
11) Independent non-denom283.1
12) Other687.4
Missing154 
TOTAL913100.0
278) 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) Episcopal30.3
4) Lutheran80.9
5) Methodist70.8
6) Presbyterian81994.6
7) Other Presbyterian20.2
8) Reformed10.1
9) Roman Catholic70.8
10) United Church of Christ70.8
11) Independent non-denom40.5
12) Other80.9
Missing201 
TOTAL866100.0
279) How often does your husband or wife attend Sunday worship at your congregation? (SPOUWORS)
TOTAL%
1) Never212.3
2) Less than once a year131.4
3) Once or twice a year192.1
4) Several times a year293.1
5) Once a month283.0
6) 2-3 times a month363.9
7) Nearly every week18520.1
8) Every week59064.1
Missing146 
TOTAL921100.0
280) Is your husband or wife a member of the same congregation which you serve or attend? (SPOUCONG)
TOTAL%
1) Yes69175.4
2) No22624.6
Missing150 
TOTAL917100.0
281) Is your husband or wife an ordained minister? (SPOUMIN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes13414.5
2) No78985.5
Missing144 
TOTAL923100.0
282) 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 me3121.4
2) Pastoral position at other PCUSA Church4430.3
3) Staff of Presbytery, synod, or GA32.1
4) Serves another PCUSA instit74.8
5) Pastoral position other congreg117.6
6) Church-related non-parish min32.1
7) Secular job1913.1
8) Other2718.6
Missing922 
TOTAL145100.0
283) Which statements below, if any, apply to your husband or wife's current call? (Check all that apply) - Second response (SPOUCAL2)
TOTAL%
2) Pastoral position at other PCUSA Church116.7
3) Staff of a presby, synod, or GA233.3
7) Secular job116.7
8) Other233.3
Missing1061 
TOTAL6100.0
284) How many children do you have? (If none, write 0.) Include any legally adopted children; exclude stepchildren unless legally adopted. (NO_KIDS)
TOTAL%
0) None16015.4
1) 111511.1
2) 244042.4
3) 322221.4
4) 4737.0
5) 5212.0
6) 640.4
7) 730.3
Missing29 
TOTAL1038100.0
285) Generally speaking, do you think of yourself as a Democrat, Independent, Republican, or other? (DEM_REP)
TOTAL%
1) Democrat55753.5
2) Independent20119.3
3) Republican26225.1
4) Other212.0
8) Natural Law10.1
Missing25 
TOTAL1042100.0
286) 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.989.4
2) Two of us43041.1
3) Three of us20719.8
4) Four of us21220.3
5) Five of us767.3
6) Six of us181.7
7) Seven or more of us40.4
Missing22 
TOTAL1045100.0
287) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are - under six years of age? (HH_UNDR6)
TOTAL%
0) None21860.1
1) 19927.3
2) 24211.6
3) 330.8
4) 410.3
Missing704 
TOTAL363100.0
288) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are - 6-12 years of age? (HH_612)
TOTAL%
0) None21552.1
1) 112029.1
2) 26616.0
3) 3122.9
Missing654 
TOTAL413100.0
289) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are - 13-17 years of age? (HH_1317)
TOTAL%
0) None20044.9
1) 118040.4
2) 25712.8
3) 371.6
4) 410.2
Missing622 
TOTAL445100.0
290) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are - 18-24 years of age? (HH_1824)
TOTAL%
0) None21169.4
1) 17324.0
2) 2206.6
Missing763 
TOTAL304100.0
291) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are - 25 years of age and over? (HH_25UP)
TOTAL%
0) None171.7
1) 110810.8
2) 282982.6
3) 3444.4
4) 460.6
Missing63 
TOTAL1004100.0
292) 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 adult959.2
2) Single parent161.5
3) Married no kids39838.5
4) Married with kids48346.7
5) Some other arrangement (Please describe your household here)424.1
Missing33 
TOTAL1034100.0
293) Is the home in which you currently live: (HOM_NOW)
TOTAL%
1) Rented by you817.8
2) Owned by you clear807.7
3) Owned with mortgage68365.5
4) Owned by your congreg17817.1
5) Other201.9
Missing25 
TOTAL1042100.0
294) Where did you live five years ago, in October 1994? (HOM_94)
TOTAL%
1) Same house51749.3
2) Diff house, same county11410.9
3) Diff county, same state1049.9
4) Diff state30429.0
5) Diff country90.9
Missing19 
TOTAL1048100.0
295) 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
TOTAL103833.70417
296) What is your race of origin? (Check all that apply) - First response (RACE1)
TOTAL%
1) White99695.3
2) Black131.2
3) Indian30.3
4) Asian181.7
5) Hispanic131.2
6) Some other race20.2
Missing22 
TOTAL1045100.0
297) What is your race of origin? (Check all that apply) - Second response (RACE2)
TOTAL%
2) Black15.0
3) Indian1155.0
4) Asian210.0
5) Hispanic210.0
6) Some other race420.0
Missing1047 
TOTAL20100.0
298) 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-19,99950.5
4) $20K-29,999403.8
5) $30K-39,99911811.3
6) $40K-49,99914714.1
7) $50K-59,99915214.6
8) $60K-69,99913412.9
9) $70K-79,99912712.2
10) $80K-89,999969.2
11) $90K-99,999706.7
12) $100K-124,999838.0
13) $125K-149,999282.7
14) $150K+403.8
Missing25 
TOTAL1042100.0
299) 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
TOTAL10114303.1847283
300) 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
TOTAL7041447.8786984
301) 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
TOTAL896857.316767
302) 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) $018017.6
2) $1-5012211.9
3) $51-10011210.9
4) $101-50028828.2
5) $501-100011611.3
6) $1001-2000727.0
7) $2001 or more13313.0
Missing44 
TOTAL1023100.0
303) 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) $0494.7
2) $1-5013312.9
3) $51-10017617.0
4) $101-50042541.1
5) $501-100012111.7
6) $1001-2000646.2
7) $2001 or more666.4
Missing33 
TOTAL1034100.0
304) [If BEF_SEM is yes] Before entering seminary for your B.D. or M.Div., were you engaged in any long-term secular job or career? How long were you in that job or career? (BEF_SEMA)
TOTAL%
1) 26.5
2) 13.2
3) 516.1
4) 13.2
5) 39.7
6) 13.2
7) 619.4
8) 412.9
10) 516.1
12) 13.2
13) 13.2
17) 13.2
Missing1036 
TOTAL31100.0
305) Sample (SAMPLE)
TOTAL%
3) Pastors82678.4
4) Spec Clergy22721.6
Missing14 
TOTAL1053100.0
306) Total Members in 1999 (TOTMEM99)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL840773.4381256
307) I-AGE: What is your present age? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-AGE)
TOTAL%
1) Less than 4014714.0
2) 40-4936334.7
3) 50-6446144.0
4) 65+767.3
Missing20 
TOTAL1047100.0
308) I-GENDER: What is your sex? (for use with online analysis) (I-GENDER)
TOTAL%
1) Female23722.6
2) Male81177.4
Missing19 
TOTAL1048100.0
309) 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) Less than $20,00070.7
2) $20K-49,99930529.3
3) $50K-99,99957955.6
4) $100K+15114.5
Missing25 
TOTAL1042100.0
310) 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) Democrat55753.5
2) Independent20119.3
3) Republican26225.1
4) Other212.0
8) Natural Law10.1
Missing25 
TOTAL1042100.0
311) I-MARITAL: What is your present marital status? (for use with online analysis) (I-MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Married92388.5
2) Not married12011.5
Missing24 
TOTAL1043100.0
312) I-RACE: What is your race of origin? (Check all that apply) - First response (for use with online analysis) (I-RACE)
TOTAL%
1) White99695.3
2) Black131.2
3) Indian30.3
4) Asian181.7
5) Hispanic131.2
6) Some other race20.2
Missing22 
TOTAL1045100.0