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

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All frequencies are raw numbers (no weights used).
1) Panel Identification Number (NEWCODE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL77240621.715351
2) Think back to the most recent regular weekly worship service you attended at your church, whether on Sunday, Saturday, or another day of the week. When was this service? (DAY)
TOTAL%
1) Sunday morning around 8 or 8:30 am709.2
2) Sunday morning around 9 or 9:30 am13617.8
3) Sunday morning around 10 or 10:30 am23630.9
4) Sunday morning around 11 or 11:30 am29839.0
5) Sunday afternoon40.5
6) Sunday evening10.1
7) Saturday evening50.7
8) Weekday evening30.4
9) Other (specify)111.4
Missing8 
TOTAL764100.0
3) Number of hours worship service lasted. (LONGHRS)
TOTAL%
0) 10.1
1) 70498.3
2) 111.5
Missing56 
TOTAL716100.0
4) Number of minutes worship service lasted. (LONGMINS)
TOTAL%
0) 40953.7
5) 314.1
8) 10.1
10) 10413.7
12) 10.1
15) 10814.2
20) 222.9
25) 40.5
30) 283.7
33) 10.1
35) 10.1
45) 152.0
50) 81.1
55) 50.7
60) 60.8
65) 10.1
70) 50.7
75) 10.1
80) 10.1
90) 91.2
Missing11 
TOTAL761100.0
5) Who led the service? : Our pastor(s) (LEADER1)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked7710.0
1) Checked69590.0
TOTAL772100.0
6) Who led the service? : Visiting minister (LEADER2)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked71993.1
1) Checked536.9
TOTAL772100.0
7) Who led the service? : Elder (LEADER3)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked71192.1
1) Checked617.9
TOTAL772100.0
8) Who led the service? : Deacon (LEADER4)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked75097.2
1) Checked222.8
TOTAL772100.0
9) Who led the service? : Other member (LEADER5)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked71392.4
1) Checked597.6
TOTAL772100.0
10) Who led the service? : Other (specify) (LEADER6)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked68688.9
1) Checked8611.1
TOTAL772100.0
11) Was there a written order of worship (i.e., a worship bulletin)? (WRITTEN)
TOTAL%
1) No111.5
2) Yes, outline only547.2
3) Yes, outline with few sections written in14719.5
4) Yes, several sections16622.1
5) Yes, most sections written in11515.3
6) Yes, outline with all sections written in25934.4
Missing20 
TOTAL752100.0
12) [ASK ONLY IF WRITTEN=1 "NO," OR 2 "YES, AN OUTLINE ONLY"]Was there a written order of worship (i.e., a worship bulletin)? If "yes," which of the following items were printed in full in the bulletin? : Unison reading(s) or prayer(s) (ITEMS1)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked13517.5
1) Checked63782.5
TOTAL772100.0
13) [ASK ONLY IF WRITTEN=1 "NO," OR 2 "YES, AN OUTLINE ONLY"]Was there a written order of worship (i.e., a worship bulletin)? If "yes," which of the following items were printed in full in the bulletin? : Responsive reading(s) (ITEMS2)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked29938.7
1) Checked47361.3
TOTAL772100.0
14) [ASK ONLY IF WRITTEN=1 "NO," OR 2 "YES, AN OUTLINE ONLY"]Was there a written order of worship (i.e., a worship bulletin)? If "yes," which of the following items were printed in full in the bulletin? : The scripture passages (ITEMS3)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked61479.5
1) Checked15820.5
TOTAL772100.0
15) [ASK ONLY IF WRITTEN=1 "NO," OR 2 "YES, AN OUTLINE ONLY"]Was there a written order of worship (i.e., a worship bulletin)? If "yes," which of the following items were printed in full in the bulletin? : The words and/or music of congregational hymns or songs (ITEMS4)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked49764.4
1) Checked27535.6
TOTAL772100.0
16) [ASK ONLY IF WRITTEN=1 "NO," OR 2 "YES, AN OUTLINE ONLY"]Was there a written order of worship (i.e., a worship bulletin)? If "yes," which of the following items were printed in full in the bulletin? : The sermon (ITEMS5)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked72293.5
1) Checked506.5
TOTAL772100.0
17) Which of these elements were included in the service? : Lord's supper (ELEMENT1)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked57174.0
1) Checked20126.0
TOTAL772100.0
18) Which of these elements were included in the service? : Baptism (ELEMENT2)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked62180.4
1) Checked15119.6
TOTAL772100.0
19) Which of these elements were included in the service? : Creed or confession (e.g., Apostle's Creed; Brief Confession or Faith) (ELEMENT3)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked25533.0
1) Checked51767.0
TOTAL772100.0
20) Which of these elements were included in the service? : Silent prayer/meditation (ELEMENT4)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked16821.8
1) Checked60478.2
TOTAL772100.0
21) Which of these elements were included in the service? : Children's sermon (ELEMENT5)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked24531.7
1) Checked52768.3
TOTAL772100.0
22) Which of these elements were included in the service? : Singing by a choir (ELEMENT6)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked11715.2
1) Checked65584.8
TOTAL772100.0
23) Which of these elements were included in the service? : Singing by the congregation (ELEMENT7)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked121.6
1) Checked76098.4
TOTAL772100.0
24) Which of these elements were included in the service? : Sermon (ELEMENT8)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked162.1
1) Checked75697.9
TOTAL772100.0
25) Which of these elements were included in the service? : People reading/reciting aloud together (ELEMENT9)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked20126.0
1) Checked57174.0
TOTAL772100.0
26) Which of these elements were included in the service? : Offering (ELMENT10)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked141.8
1) Checked75898.2
TOTAL772100.0
27) Which of these elements were included in the service? : Solo musical presentation (ELMENT11)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked48262.4
1) Checked29037.6
TOTAL772100.0
28) Which of these elements were included in the service? : Passing the peace (ELMENT12)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked52367.7
1) Checked24932.3
TOTAL772100.0
29) Which of these elements were included in the service? : Prayer of confession (ELMENT13)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked16521.4
1) Checked60778.6
TOTAL772100.0
30) Which of these elements were included in the service? : Declaration of pardon (ELMENT14)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked33743.7
1) Checked43556.3
TOTAL772100.0
31) Which of these elements were included in the service? : Prayers of the people (ELMENT15)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked30739.8
1) Checked46560.2
TOTAL772100.0
32) Which of these elements were included in the service? : Thanksgiving and intercession (ELMENT16)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked49664.2
1) Checked27635.8
TOTAL772100.0
33) Which of these elements were included in the service? : Invitation to Christian commitment ("altar call") (ELMENT17)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked69790.3
1) Checked759.7
TOTAL772100.0
34) Which of these elements were included in the service? : Drama (ELMENT18)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked74997.0
1) Checked233.0
TOTAL772100.0
35) Which of these elements were included in the service? : Dance (ELMENT19)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked76499.0
1) Checked81.0
TOTAL772100.0
36) Which of these elements were included in the service? : "Minute for Mission" (ELMENT20)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked56172.7
1) Checked21127.3
TOTAL772100.0
37) Which of these elements were included in the service? : Prayers for healing (ELMENT21)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked40852.8
1) Checked36447.2
TOTAL772100.0
38) Did the pastor or other worship leaders wear robes? (ROBES)
TOTAL%
1) Yes57976.0
2) No14018.4
3) Some did; some did not374.9
4) Don't recall60.8
Missing10 
TOTAL762100.0
39) At any time during the service, how often, if at all, did any of the worshipers applaud or clap spontaneously? (APPLAUD)
TOTAL%
1) Never37149.7
2) Few did rarely8611.5
3) Few did often202.7
4) Many did rarely20327.2
5) Many did often668.8
Missing26 
TOTAL746100.0
40) At any time during the service, how often, if at all, did any of the worshipers speak aloud in tongues? (TONGUES)
TOTAL%
1) Never62998.4
2) Few did rarely60.9
3) Few did often10.2
4) Many did rarely20.3
5) Many did often10.2
Missing133 
TOTAL639100.0
41) At any time during the service, how often, if at all, did any of the worshipers call out "Amen!" or the like? (AMEN)
TOTAL%
1) Never53080.8
2) Few did rarely9214.0
3) Few did often182.7
4) Many did rarely71.1
5) Many did often91.4
Missing116 
TOTAL656100.0
42) At any time during the service, how often, if at all, did any of the worshipers raise their hands in praise or prayer? (HANDS)
TOTAL%
1) Never52881.1
2) Few did rarely6810.4
3) Few did often314.8
4) Many did rarely40.6
5) Many did often203.1
Missing121 
TOTAL651100.0
43) Was there a Psalm, either read or sung? (PSALM)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, read26736.7
2) Yes, sung628.5
3) No39954.8
Missing44 
TOTAL728100.0
44) How many Bible passages ("lessons") were read? (PASSAGES)
TOTAL%
0) None60.9
1) 19928.3
2) 40858.0
3) 669.4
4) 91.3
5) 30.4
6) 20.3
7) 10.1
8) 10.1
10) 40.6
12) 20.3
13) 10.1
14) 10.1
15) 10.1
Missing68 
TOTAL704100.0
45) Was the Bible read aloud? (READLOUD)
TOTAL%
1) By the pastor or other worship leader64087.0
2) By the pastor and congregation in unison?314.2
3) Responsive476.4
4) Other182.4
Missing36 
TOTAL736100.0
46) Were copies of Bibles available in the seats/pews for worshipers to use during the service? (BIBLES)
TOTAL%
1) Yes70993.0
2) No537.0
Missing10 
TOTAL762100.0
47) In general, when the Bible is read aloud by the pastor or worship leader, do you follow along in another copy of the Bible? (FOLLOW)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, always13117.2
2) Yes, usually17322.7
3) Yes, sometimes16321.4
4) Yes, rarely10714.1
5) No, never18724.6
Missing11 
TOTAL761100.0
48) How would you best describe the music used during the most recent worship service you attended? (MUSIC)
TOTAL%
1) Traditional38450.6
2) Contemporary648.4
3) A blend or mix of traditional and contemporary31141.0
Missing13 
TOTAL759100.0
49) What musical instruments were used during the worship service? : Organ (INSTRMT1)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked11214.5
1) Checked66085.5
TOTAL772100.0
50) What musical instruments were used during the worship service? : Piano (INSTRMT2)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked22328.9
1) Checked54971.1
TOTAL772100.0
51) What musical instruments were used during the worship service? : Drums (INSTRMT3)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked68088.1
1) Checked9211.9
TOTAL772100.0
52) What musical instruments were used during the worship service? : Acoustic guitar (INSTRMT4)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked69690.2
1) Checked769.8
TOTAL772100.0
53) What musical instruments were used during the worship service? : Electric guitar (INSTRMT5)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked71092.0
1) Checked628.0
TOTAL772100.0
54) What musical instruments were used during the worship service? : Electronic keyboard (INSTRMT6)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked66786.4
1) Checked10513.6
TOTAL772100.0
55) What musical instruments were used during the worship service? : Strings (e.g., violin, cello) (INSTRMT7)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked72894.3
1) Checked445.7
TOTAL772100.0
56) What musical instruments were used during the worship service? : Brass (e.g., trumpet, horn) (INSTRMT8)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked70591.3
1) Checked678.7
TOTAL772100.0
57) What musical instruments were used during the worship service? : Woodwinds (e.g., flute, clarinet) (INSTRMT9)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked70791.6
1) Checked658.4
TOTAL772100.0
58) What musical instruments were used during the worship service? : Other (specify) (INSTRT11)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked69890.4
1) Checked303.9
2) Bells445.7
TOTAL772100.0
59) To what extent did the worship service give you a sense of being in the presence of God? (SENSEGOD)
TOTAL%
1) Great extent28338.3
2) Some extent38251.8
3) Little or no extent618.3
4) Not sure121.6
Missing34 
TOTAL738100.0
60) To what extent did the worship service renew your spirits? (RENEW)
TOTAL%
1) Great extent29339.9
2) Some extent37150.5
3) Little or no extent608.2
4) Not sure101.4
Missing38 
TOTAL734100.0
61) To what extent did the worship service deepen your faith? (DEEPEN)
TOTAL%
1) Great extent21329.1
2) Some extent35448.4
3) Little or no extent14019.2
4) Not sure243.3
Missing41 
TOTAL731100.0
62) To what extent did the worship service prepare you to face everyday challenges? (CHALLNGS)
TOTAL%
1) Great extent24333.1
2) Some extent36049.0
3) Little or no extent11115.1
4) Not sure202.7
Missing38 
TOTAL734100.0
63) To what extent did the worship service prepare you to lead a more faithful life? (LEADLIFE)
TOTAL%
1) Great extent25134.2
2) Some extent37551.1
3) Little or no extent8611.7
4) Not sure223.0
Missing38 
TOTAL734100.0
64) To what extent did the worship service make you feel good? (FEELGOOD)
TOTAL%
1) Great extent32343.8
2) Some extent31943.2
3) Little or no extent8611.7
4) Not sure101.4
Missing34 
TOTAL738100.0
65) To what extent did the worship service lead you to want to serve God by serving others? (SRVOTHER)
TOTAL%
1) Great extent22631.1
2) Some extent35949.4
3) Little or no extent12517.2
4) Not sure162.2
Missing46 
TOTAL726100.0
66) To what extent did the worship service cause you to want to learn more about God? (LEARNGOD)
TOTAL%
1) Great extent21129.2
2) Some extent32645.1
3) Little or no extent16322.5
4) Not sure233.2
Missing49 
TOTAL723100.0
67) To what extent did the worship service help you to know God more fully? (KNOWGOD)
TOTAL%
1) Great extent20328.0
2) Some extent35048.2
3) Little or no extent14820.4
4) Not sure253.4
Missing46 
TOTAL726100.0
68) To what extent did the worship service help you to know you are forgiven in the sight of God? (FORGIVE)
TOTAL%
1) Great extent33144.9
2) Some extent31142.2
3) Little or no extent7810.6
4) Not sure172.3
Missing35 
TOTAL737100.0
69) To what extent did the worship service motivate you to share your faith with others? (MOTIVATE)
TOTAL%
1) Great extent16222.4
2) Some extent32044.2
3) Little or no extent21229.3
4) Not sure304.1
Missing48 
TOTAL724100.0
70) To what extent did the worship service make you feel part of the larger Church? (FEELPART)
TOTAL%
1) Great extent22230.6
2) Some extent33746.5
3) Little or no extent14620.1
4) Not sure202.8
Missing47 
TOTAL725100.0
71) Which statement below better describes the actions of the principal worship leader during worship? (LEADACTS)
TOTAL%
1) Person truly believed what s/he was saying69090.4
2) Person going through motions455.9
3) Not sure283.7
Missing9 
TOTAL763100.0
72) In general, how meaningful do you find the worship services in your congregation? (MEANING)
TOTAL%
1) Very meaningful34645.2
2) Generally meaningful28837.6
3) Somewhat meaningful8110.6
4) A little meaningful385.0
5) Not at all meaningful121.6
Missing7 
TOTAL765100.0
73) To what extent would each of the following terms describe this worship service? Traditional. (TRADTION)
TOTAL%
1) Great extent44359.9
2) Some extent25734.7
3) Little or no extent375.0
4) Not sure30.4
Missing32 
TOTAL740100.0
74) To what extent would each of the following terms describe this worship service? Joyous. (JOYOUS)
TOTAL%
1) Great extent28540.0
2) Some extent34548.4
3) Little or no extent7710.8
4) Not sure60.8
Missing59 
TOTAL713100.0
75) To what extent would each of the following terms describe this worship service? Well-organized. (ORGANZED)
TOTAL%
1) Great extent54875.9
2) Some extent15321.2
3) Little or no extent212.9
Missing50 
TOTAL722100.0
76) To what extent would each of the following terms describe this worship service? Overly long. (LONG)
TOTAL%
1) Great extent385.6
2) Some extent9413.8
3) Little or no extent53878.8
4) Not sure131.9
Missing89 
TOTAL683100.0
77) To what extent would each of the following terms describe this worship service? Child-friendly. (CHFRNDLY)
TOTAL%
1) Great extent30442.5
2) Some extent30943.2
3) Little or no extent8211.5
4) Not sure202.8
Missing57 
TOTAL715100.0
78) To what extent would each of the following terms describe this worship service? Spontaneous. (SPONTAN)
TOTAL%
1) Great extent618.8
2) Some extent23333.4
3) Little or no extent37353.5
4) Not sure304.3
Missing75 
TOTAL697100.0
79) To what extent would each of the following terms describe this worship service? Rigid. (RIGID)
TOTAL%
1) Great extent385.7
2) Some extent18828.0
3) Little or no extent41061.0
4) Not sure365.4
Missing100 
TOTAL672100.0
80) To what extent would each of the following terms describe this worship service? Informal. (INFORMAL)
TOTAL%
1) Great extent8011.3
2) Some extent32245.7
3) Little or no extent29441.7
4) Not sure91.3
Missing67 
TOTAL705100.0
81) To what extent would each of the following terms describe this worship service? Liturgical. (LTURGCAL)
TOTAL%
1) Great extent12818.8
2) Some extent36253.2
3) Little or no extent13019.1
4) Not sure608.8
Missing92 
TOTAL680100.0
82) To what extent would each of the following terms describe this worship service? Boring. (BORING)
TOTAL%
1) Great extent233.4
2) Some extent10315.4
3) Little or no extent51476.8
4) Not sure294.3
Missing103 
TOTAL669100.0
83) To what extent would each of the following terms describe this worship service? Warmth of spirit. (WARMTH)
TOTAL%
1) Great extent38152.3
2) Some extent29640.7
3) Little or no extent476.5
4) Not sure40.5
Missing44 
TOTAL728100.0
84) To what extent would each of the following terms describe this worship service? Quiet and reflective. (QUIET)
TOTAL%
1) Great extent15621.7
2) Some extent43660.6
3) Little or no extent12016.7
4) Not sure81.1
Missing52 
TOTAL720100.0
85) To what extent would each of the following terms describe this worship service? Relevant. (RELEVANT)
TOTAL%
1) Great extent35349.3
2) Some extent29841.6
3) Little or no extent517.1
4) Not sure142.0
Missing56 
TOTAL716100.0
86) To what extent do the physical qualities of the worship space in you congregation enhance or diminish your experience of worship? (PHYWORSH)
TOTAL%
1) Enhance greatly29839.2
2) Enhance somewhat28837.9
3) Neither12917.0
4) Diminish somewhat253.3
5) Diminish greatly50.7
6) Not sure152.0
Missing12 
TOTAL760100.0
87) Suppose for a moment you could design your ideal worship space, what would it look like? (SPACE1)
TOTAL%
1) Spare23834.6
2) Uncertain32547.3
3) Ornate12418.0
Missing85 
TOTAL687100.0
88) Suppose for a moment you could design your ideal worship space, what would it look like? (SPACE2)
TOTAL%
1) Spacious35349.2
2) Uncertain13719.1
3) Cozy22731.7
Missing55 
TOTAL717100.0
89) Suppose for a moment you could design your ideal worship space, what would it look like? (SPACE3)
TOTAL%
1) Dark colors699.6
2) Uncertain11115.4
3) Light colors54075.0
Missing52 
TOTAL720100.0
90) Suppose for a moment you could design your ideal worship space, what would it look like? (SPACE4)
TOTAL%
1) Carpeted floors54073.9
2) Uncertain10314.1
3) Bare floors8812.0
Missing41 
TOTAL731100.0
91) Suppose for a moment you could design your ideal worship space, what would it look like? (SPACE5)
TOTAL%
1) Pews64286.6
2) Uncertain466.2
3) Chairs537.2
Missing31 
TOTAL741100.0
92) Suppose for a moment you could design your ideal worship space, what would it look like? (SPACE6)
TOTAL%
1) Movable seating10214.2
2) Uncertain12817.9
3) Fixed seating48767.9
Missing55 
TOTAL717100.0
93) Suppose for a moment you could design your ideal worship space, what would it look like? (SPACE7)
TOTAL%
1) Lots of natural light65588.4
2) Uncertain557.4
3) Little natural light314.2
Missing31 
TOTAL741100.0
94) Suppose for a moment that you could design your ideal worship service. What would it include? (SERVICE1)
TOTAL%
1) Ordered56377.5
2) Uncertain8712.0
3) Spontaneous7610.5
Missing46 
TOTAL726100.0
95) Suppose for a moment that you could design your ideal worship service. What would it include? (SERVICE2)
TOTAL%
1) Traditional47064.6
2) Uncertain11716.1
3) Contemporary14119.4
Missing44 
TOTAL728100.0
96) Suppose for a moment that you could design your ideal worship service. What would it include? (SERVICE3)
TOTAL%
1) One style13218.1
2) Uncertain8211.2
3) Blend of styles51570.6
Missing43 
TOTAL729100.0
97) Suppose for a moment that you could design your ideal worship service. What would it include? (SERVICE4)
TOTAL%
1) Exuberant27237.9
2) Uncertain19226.7
3) Reserved25435.4
Missing54 
TOTAL718100.0
98) Suppose for a moment that you could design your ideal worship service. What would it include? (SERVICE5)
TOTAL%
1) Follows lectionary closely16222.5
2) Uncertain24333.8
3) Expository preaching through books of the Bible31543.8
Missing52 
TOTAL720100.0
99) Suppose for a moment that you could design your ideal worship service. What would it include? (SERVICE6)
TOTAL%
1) Almost always includes the Lord's Supper14419.5
2) Uncertain10314.0
3) Only occasionally includes the Lord's Supper49066.5
Missing35 
TOTAL737100.0
100) Suppose for a moment that you could design your ideal worship service. What would it include? (SERVICE7)
TOTAL%
1) Usually includes an invitation to Christian commitment37552.0
2) Uncertain16723.2
3) Does not usually include an invitation to Christian commitment17924.8
Missing51 
TOTAL721100.0
101) Suppose for a moment that you could design your ideal worship service. What would it include? (SERVICE8)
TOTAL%
1) Takes place on Sunday69792.9
2) Uncertain334.4
3) Takes place on another day of the week202.7
Missing22 
TOTAL750100.0
102) Suppose for a moment that you could design your ideal worship service. What would it include? (SERVICE9)
TOTAL%
1) Lasts for a set period of time53171.3
2) Uncertain486.4
3) Varies in length due to content16622.3
Missing27 
TOTAL745100.0
103) Suppose for a moment that you could design your ideal worship service. What would it include? (SERVIC10)
TOTAL%
1) Lasts for an hour or less52470.4
2) Uncertain11515.5
3) Lasts for more than an hour10514.1
Missing28 
TOTAL744100.0
104) Suppose for a moment that you could design your ideal worship service. What would it include? (SERVIC11)
TOTAL%
1) Usually has time for those present to individually state prayer concerns48064.9
2) Uncertain10013.5
3) Usually does not provide such an opportunity16021.6
Missing32 
TOTAL740100.0
105) Suppose for a moment that you could design your ideal worship service. What would it include? (SERVIC12)
TOTAL%
1) Usually includes a children's sermon58878.9
2) Uncertain719.5
3) Usually does not include a children's sermon8611.5
Missing27 
TOTAL745100.0
106) Suppose for a moment that you could design your ideal worship service. What would it include? (SERVIC13)
TOTAL%
1) Expressive41959.2
2) Uncertain18626.3
3) Rationalistic10314.5
Missing64 
TOTAL708100.0
107) Suppose for a moment that you could design your ideal worship service. What would it include? (SERVIC14)
TOTAL%
1) Usually has drama or dance8311.5
2) Uncertain14520.2
3) Usually does not have drama or dance49168.3
Missing53 
TOTAL719100.0
108) Suppose for a moment that you could design your ideal worship service. What would it include? (SERVIC15)
TOTAL%
1) Often uses multimedia technology14520.3
2) Uncertain18325.6
3) Rarely if ever uses technology38854.2
Missing56 
TOTAL716100.0
109) While all worship services will include some of the following aspects, which is normally most important to you? (SRVIMPT)
TOTAL%
1) Mystery and awe in the presence of God324.4
2) Clear and relevant preaching of God's Word42057.9
3) Feeling moved by the power of God's Spirit18625.7
4) Being moved to care and action for others8011.0
5) None of the above71.0
Missing47 
TOTAL725100.0
110) In the last year, have you been involved in any way in planning one or more of your congregation's worship services? (INVLVD1)
TOTAL%
1) Yes10714.1
2) No65085.9
Missing15 
TOTAL757100.0
111) In the last year, have you been involved in any way in leading one or more of your congregation's worship services? (INVLVD2)
TOTAL%
1) Yes10714.2
2) No64585.8
Missing20 
TOTAL752100.0
112) Would you like to see more elders, deacons, or other members leading worship? (OTHRLEAD)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, definitely7710.1
2) Yes, probably16822.0
3) No, probably not34845.7
4) No, definitely not678.8
5) Not sure10213.4
Missing10 
TOTAL762100.0
113) How familiar are you with The Book of Common Worship? (COMWORSH)
TOTAL%
1) Very familiar172.2
2) Generally familiar22329.1
3) Not too familiar30840.2
4) Not at all familiar21928.6
Missing5 
TOTAL767100.0
114) How familiar are you with "The Directory of Worship" of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)? (DIRWORSH)
TOTAL%
1) Very familiar91.2
2) Generally familiar9412.3
3) Not too familiar25232.9
4) Not at all familiar41053.6
Missing7 
TOTAL765100.0
115) [ASK ONLY IF DIRWORSH=1 "VERY FAMILIAR," 2 "GENERALLY FAMILIAR," OR 3 "NOT TOO FAMILIAR"]Is "The Directory of Worship" studied as part of the elder and deacon training in your congregation? (DIRSTUDY)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, elder training6115.0
2) Yes, deacon training297.1
3) No7418.2
4) Not sure24359.7
Missing365 
TOTAL407100.0
116) In the last year, has worship in your congregation ever included an element or feature that seemed to you to be more for entertainment than for the worship of God? (ENTRTAIN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes11716.0
2) No61284.0
Missing43 
TOTAL729100.0
117) [ASK ONLY IF ENTRTAIN=1 "YES"]Describe briefly: (ENTDESC)
TOTAL%
1) Style of sermon65.8
2) Content of sermon98.7
3) Musical presentation4038.5
4) Skit/drama1514.4
5) Content that is inappropriate54.8
6) Youth Sunday/children's sermons65.8
7) Dancing/clapping76.7
9) All other1615.4
Missing668 
TOTAL104100.0
118) Do you recall any special or seasonal services in your congregation during the past year of the sort listed below? Ash Wednesday. (SPECAL1)
TOTAL%
1) No15127.0
2) Yes40973.0
Missing212 
TOTAL560100.0
119) [ASK ONLY IF SPECAL1=1 "YES"]Did you attend Ash Wednesday? (ATTEND1)
TOTAL%
1) No27561.4
2) Yes17338.6
Missing324 
TOTAL448100.0
120) Do you recall any special or seasonal services in your congregation during the past year of the sort listed below? Epiphany. (SPECAL2)
TOTAL%
1) No25556.0
2) Yes20044.0
Missing317 
TOTAL455100.0
121) [ASK ONLY IF SPECAL2=1 "YES"]Did you attend Epiphany? (ATTEND2)
TOTAL%
1) No15049.3
2) Yes15450.7
Missing468 
TOTAL304100.0
122) Do you recall any special or seasonal services in your congregation during the past year of the sort listed below? Maundy Thursday. (SPECAL3)
TOTAL%
1) No8713.1
2) Yes57786.9
Missing108 
TOTAL664100.0
123) [ASK ONLY IF SPECAL3=1 "YES"]Did you attend Maundy Thursday? (ATTEND3)
TOTAL%
1) No32253.6
2) Yes27946.4
Missing171 
TOTAL601100.0
124) Do you recall any special or seasonal services in your congregation during the past year of the sort listed below? Good Friday. (SPECAL4)
TOTAL%
1) No16427.5
2) Yes43372.5
Missing175 
TOTAL597100.0
125) [ASK ONLY IF SPECAL4=1 "YES"]Did you attend Good Friday? (ATTEND4)
TOTAL%
1) No28961.0
2) Yes18539.0
Missing298 
TOTAL474100.0
126) Do you recall any special or seasonal services in your congregation during the past year of the sort listed below? Easter Vigil. (SPECAL5)
TOTAL%
1) No33163.4
2) Yes19136.6
Missing250 
TOTAL522100.0
127) [ASK ONLY IF SPECAL5=1 "YES"]Did you attend Easter Vigil? (ATTEND5)
TOTAL%
1) No17058.8
2) Yes11941.2
Missing483 
TOTAL289100.0
128) Do you recall any special or seasonal services in your congregation during the past year of the sort listed below? Easter Sunrise. (SPECAL6)
TOTAL%
1) No22837.7
2) Yes37662.3
Missing168 
TOTAL604100.0
129) [ASK ONLY IF SPECAL6=1 "YES"]Did you attend Easter Sunrise? (ATTEND6)
TOTAL%
1) No30769.8
2) Yes13330.2
Missing332 
TOTAL440100.0
130) Do you recall any special or seasonal services in your congregation during the past year of the sort listed below? Advent. (SPECAL7)
TOTAL%
1) No10817.8
2) Yes50082.2
Missing164 
TOTAL608100.0
131) [ASK ONLY IF SPECAL7=1 "YES"]Did you attend Advent? (ATTEND7)
TOTAL%
1) No13125.0
2) Yes39475.0
Missing247 
TOTAL525100.0
132) Do you recall any special or seasonal services in your congregation during the past year of the sort listed below? Mid-week service(s). (SPECAL8)
TOTAL%
1) Yes32458.4
2) No23141.6
Missing217 
TOTAL555100.0
133) [ASK ONLY IF SPECAL8=1 "YES"]Did you attend Mid-week service(s)? (ATTEND8)
TOTAL%
1) No21763.8
2) Yes12336.2
Missing432 
TOTAL340100.0
134) Do you recall any special or seasonal services in your congregation during the past year of the sort listed below? Ascension Day. (SPECAL9)
TOTAL%
1) No38475.7
2) Yes12324.3
Missing265 
TOTAL507100.0
135) [ASK ONLY IF SPECAL9=1 "YES"]Did you attend Ascension Day? (ATTEND9)
TOTAL%
1) No16867.5
2) Yes8132.5
Missing523 
TOTAL249100.0
136) Do you recall any special or seasonal services in your congregation during the past year of the sort listed below? Healing services. (SPECAL10)
TOTAL%
1) No35579.2
2) Yes9320.8
Missing324 
TOTAL448100.0
137) [ASK ONLY IF SPECAL10=1 "YES"]Did you attend healing services? (ATTEND10)
TOTAL%
1) No18684.5
2) Yes3415.5
Missing552 
TOTAL220100.0
138) Do you recall any special or seasonal services in your congregation during the past year of the sort listed below? (SPECAL11)
TOTAL%
1) Prayer services1725.4
2) Off-site service46.0
4) Service as a part of a national event811.9
5) Pentecost46.0
9) All Other3450.7
Missing705 
TOTAL67100.0
139) [ASK ONLY IF SPECAL11=1 "YES"]Did you attend other (please specify)? (ATTEND11)
TOTAL%
1) No2654.2
2) Yes2245.8
Missing724 
TOTAL48100.0
140) Sample (SAMPLE)
TOTAL%
1) Members772100.0
TOTAL772100.0
141) Survey format (SURVEY)
TOTAL%
1) Paper copy73995.7
2) From the web334.3
TOTAL772100.0
142) Sample2 (SAMPLE2)
TOTAL%
1) Members762100.0
Missing10 
TOTAL762100.0
143) How many years have you been a member of your current congregation? __ year(s) (if less than one year, __ months) (YRSMMEMB)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL75120.16417
144) How far do you live from your congregation? __ mile(s) (HOWFAR)
TOTAL%
0) 20.3
1) 13918.7
2) 10814.5
3) 9612.9
4) 567.5
5) 10514.1
6) 445.9
7) 324.3
8) 253.4
9) 101.3
10) 425.6
11) 60.8
12) 141.9
13) 20.3
14) 60.8
15) 202.7
16) 40.5
18) 20.3
20) 70.9
21) 10.1
23) 10.1
25) 30.4
26) 10.1
30) 20.3
35) 20.3
40) 40.5
42) 10.1
45) 10.1
90) 10.1
170) 10.1
175) 10.1
271) 10.1
500) 10.1
998) 20.3
999) 10.1
Missing28 
TOTAL744100.0
145) What is the approximate membership of the congregations(s) you attend? If you don't know, leave the line blank and check here. (NOMEMBER)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL6662448.7243685
146) Have you ever been ordained an elder in the Presbyterian Church? (Check one box) (EVERELDR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes26034.8
2) No48765.2
Missing25 
TOTAL747100.0
147) [IF YES TO EVERELDR] Are you serving now on session? (NOWELDR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes184.1
2) No42195.9
Missing333 
TOTAL439100.0
148) Have you ever been ordained a deacon in the Presbyterian Church? (Check one box) (EVERDCON)
TOTAL%
1) Yes25233.9
2) No49166.1
Missing29 
TOTAL743100.0
149) [IF YES TO EVERDCON] Are you currently serving on the board of deacons? (NOWDCON)
TOTAL%
1) Yes4310.3
2) No37489.7
Missing355 
TOTAL417100.0
150) What other positions, if any, do you hold in the church? (Check all that apply) - Chair of congregational committee or task force (POSCOMCH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked65185.7
1) Checked10914.3
Missing12 
TOTAL760100.0
151) What other positions, if any, do you hold in the church? (Check all that apply) - Member of congregational committee or task force (POSCOMME)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked48163.1
1) Checked28136.9
Missing10 
TOTAL762100.0
152) What other positions, if any, do you hold in the church? (Check all that apply) - Member of presbytery, synod, or General Assembly committee or task force (POSGAMEM)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked72495.0
1) Checked385.0
Missing10 
TOTAL762100.0
153) What other positions, if any, do you hold in the church? (Check all that apply) - Officer of men's, women's, or youth group (POSYGOFF)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked65185.4
1) Checked11114.6
Missing10 
TOTAL762100.0
154) What other positions, if any, do you hold in the church? (Check all that apply) - Member of men's, women's, or youth group (POSYGMEM)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked54972.0
1) Checked21328.0
Missing10 
TOTAL762100.0
155) What other positions, if any, do you hold in the church? (Check all that apply) - Organist or choir director (POSCHDIR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked75098.4
1) Checked121.6
Missing10 
TOTAL762100.0
156) What other positions, if any, do you hold in the church? (Check all that apply) - Member of choir (POSCHMEM)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked61480.6
1) Checked14819.4
Missing10 
TOTAL762100.0
157) What other positions, if any, do you hold in the church? (Check all that apply) - Church school teacher/leader (POSTCHER)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked57074.8
1) Checked19225.2
Missing10 
TOTAL762100.0
158) What other positions, if any, do you hold in the church? (Check all that apply) - Other (specify) (POSOTHER)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked72895.5
1) Checked344.5
Missing10 
TOTAL762100.0
159) How often do you generally attend Sunday worship at your congregation? (Check the appropriate box) (FREQATTD)
TOTAL%
1) Never111.5
2) Less than once a year20.3
3) Once or twice a year121.6
4) Several times a year425.6
5) Once a month293.8
6) 2-3 times a month14519.2
7) Nearly every week34846.2
8) Every week16521.9
Missing18 
TOTAL754100.0
160) In the last year, have there been any Sundays, any at all, when you were unable to attend or happened not to attend worship at your congregation? (EVERMISA)
TOTAL%
1) Yes69798.2
2) No131.8
Missing62 
TOTAL710100.0
161) [IF YES TO EVERMISA] Approximately how many Sundays have you missed attending worship over the last year (52 weeks)? Estimate the number of Sundays you were absent from worship in the last year on the line. (EVERMISB)
TOTAL%
0) None30.4
1) 81.1
2) 344.9
3) 456.4
4) 476.7
5) 608.6
6) 7911.3
7) 213.0
8) 375.3
9) 111.6
10) 639.0
11) 50.7
12) 568.0
13) 71.0
14) 81.1
15) 385.4
16) 121.7
17) 10.1
18) 131.9
19) 30.4
20) 466.6
21) 20.3
22) 30.4
24) 50.7
25) 50.7
26) 71.0
27) 10.1
28) 10.1
30) 111.6
31) 10.1
32) 10.1
34) 20.3
35) 40.6
36) 20.3
38) 10.1
39) 10.1
40) 162.3
42) 20.3
44) 20.3
45) 81.1
46) 40.6
47) 10.1
48) 50.7
49) 10.1
50) 91.3
51) 10.1
52) 71.0
Missing72 
TOTAL700100.0
162) [IF YES TO EVERMISA] What factors led you to miss church during the last year? Answer by putting a check in the box beside each reason for why you missed one or more Sundays. - My job/business required me to be at work on Sunday. (EMJOB)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked63282.9
1) Checked13017.1
Missing10 
TOTAL762100.0
163) [IF YES TO EVERMISA] What factors led you to miss church during the last year? Answer by putting a check in the box beside each reason for why you missed one or more Sundays. - I was traveling on business and didn't get home in time. (EMRAVEL)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked67889.0
1) Checked8411.0
Missing10 
TOTAL762100.0
164) [IF YES TO EVERMISA] What factors led you to miss church during the last year? Answer by putting a check in the box beside each reason for why you missed one or more Sundays. - I was ill. (EMILL)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked42555.8
1) Checked33644.2
Missing11 
TOTAL761100.0
165) [IF YES TO EVERMISA] What factors led you to miss church during the last year? Answer by putting a check in the box beside each reason for why you missed one or more Sundays. - I had family responsibilities (e.g., caring for an ill or disabled child or parent). (EMFAMLY)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked56474.0
1) Checked19826.0
Missing10 
TOTAL762100.0
166) [IF YES TO EVERMISA] What factors led you to miss church during the last year? Answer by putting a check in the box beside each reason for why you missed one or more Sundays. - I was away on vacation. (EMVACATN)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked19625.8
1) Checked56574.2
Missing11 
TOTAL761100.0
167) [IF YES TO EVERMISA] What factors led you to miss church during the last year? Answer by putting a check in the box beside each reason for why you missed one or more Sundays. - I needed the time to catch up on other responsibilities. (EMCTCHHU)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked60979.9
1) Checked15320.1
Missing10 
TOTAL762100.0
168) [IF YES TO EVERMISA] What factors led you to miss church during the last year? Answer by putting a check in the box beside each reason for why you missed one or more Sundays. - I just didn't feel like going. (EMFEEL)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked64284.3
1) Checked12015.7
Missing10 
TOTAL762100.0
169) [IF YES TO EVERMISA] What factors led you to miss church during the last year? Answer by putting a check in the box beside each reason for why you missed one or more Sundays. - The weather was bad. (EMWEATHR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked67388.3
1) Checked8911.7
Missing10 
TOTAL762100.0
170) [IF YES TO EVERMISA] What factors led you to miss church during the last year? Answer by putting a check in the box beside each reason for why you missed one or more Sundays. - I overslept. (EMSLEPT)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked70392.3
1) Checked597.7
Missing10 
TOTAL762100.0
171) [IF YES TO EVERMISA] What factors led you to miss church during the last year? Answer by putting a check in the box beside each reason for why you missed one or more Sundays. - I had guests from out of town. (EMGUEST)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked55973.4
1) Checked20326.6
Missing10 
TOTAL762100.0
172) [IF YES TO EVERMISA] What factors led you to miss church during the last year? Answer by putting a check in the box beside each reason for why you missed one or more Sundays. - I decided to do something else that day. (EMELSE)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked64784.9
1) Checked11515.1
Missing10 
TOTAL762100.0
173) [IF YES TO EVERMISA] What factors led you to miss church during the last year? Answer by putting a check in the box beside each reason for why you missed one or more Sundays. - I wasn't interested in the theme of the service. (EMTHEME)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked74597.8
1) Checked172.2
Missing10 
TOTAL762100.0
174) [IF YES TO EVERMISA] What factors led you to miss church during the last year? Answer by putting a check in the box beside each reason for why you missed one or more Sundays. - I didn't want to hear a particular preacher/speaker. (EMPRECHR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked71093.2
1) Checked526.8
Missing10 
TOTAL762100.0
175) [IF YES TO EVERMISA] What factors led you to miss church during the last year? Answer by putting a check in the box beside each reason for why you missed one or more Sundays. - Conflict in the congregation (EMCNFLCT)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked74397.5
1) Checked192.5
Missing10 
TOTAL762100.0
176) [IF YES TO EVERMISA] What factors led you to miss church during the last year? Answer by putting a check in the box beside each reason for why you missed one or more Sundays. - Other (volunteered response) (EMOTHER)
TOTAL%
1) All other3545.5
2) Worked at another church33.9
3) Visited another church (out of town)1114.3
4) Seasonal migrant1013.0
5) Visited another church1215.6
7) Tried to go but prevented67.8
Missing695 
TOTAL77100.0
177) How many hours, if any, during the last month have you...Attended programs or events at your church (besides worship; if you attended Sunday church school, include those hours here)? (HRSEVENT)
TOTAL%
1) 0 Hours19826.7
2) 1-2 Hours14219.2
3) 3-5 Hours19526.3
4) 6-10 Hours11916.1
5) 11-20 Hours547.3
6) More than 20 Hours334.5
Missing31 
TOTAL741100.0
178) How many hours, if any, during the last month have you...Given volunteer time at your church to teach, lead, serve on a committee, or help with some program or event? (HRSVOLCH)
TOTAL%
1) 0 Hours26535.8
2) 1-2 Hours15921.5
3) 3-5 Hours14920.1
4) 6-10 Hours9212.4
5) 11-20 Hours385.1
6) More than 20 Hours385.1
Missing31 
TOTAL741100.0
179) How many hours, if any, during the last month have you...Participated in religious events, programs, or groups sponsored by a church or other religious organization which took place in a home or other facility away from your church? (HRSOTHCH)
TOTAL%
1) 0 Hours43559.6
2) 1-2 Hours15220.8
3) 3-5 Hours9012.3
4) 6-10 Hours283.8
5) 11-20 Hours121.6
6) More than 20 Hours131.8
Missing42 
TOTAL730100.0
180) How many hours, if any, during the last month have you...Given volunteer time, apart from church programs, to help the less fortunate or to help make your own community a better place to live (e.g., through volunteer or committee work)? (HRSVOLOT)
TOTAL%
1) 0 Hours32844.9
2) 1-2 Hours15621.4
3) 3-5 Hours10214.0
4) 6-10 Hours689.3
5) 11-20 Hours283.8
6) More than 20 Hours486.6
Missing42 
TOTAL730100.0
181) Did you belong to any other churches before the one you now belong to? (BELCHURC)
TOTAL%
1) Yes60581.4
2) No13818.6
Missing29 
TOTAL743100.0
182) [IF YES TO BELCRCH] What denomination was the church you belonged to immediately prior to the church you are now a member of? (Check only one box) (WHACHURC)
TOTAL%
1) Baptist457.5
2) Disciples of Christ111.8
3) Episcopal142.3
4) Lutheran406.6
5) Methodist9916.4
6) Presbyterian27144.9
7) Other Presbyterian91.5
8) Reformed193.1
9) Roman Catholic193.1
10) UCC274.5
11) Non-denominational111.8
12) Other396.5
Missing168 
TOTAL604100.0
183) 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) Baptist8912.0
2) Disciples of Christ233.1
3) Episcopal162.2
4) Lutheran445.9
5) Methodist11115.0
6) Presbyterian30641.2
7) Other Presbyterian91.2
8) Reformed152.0
9) Roman Catholic375.0
10) UCC263.5
11) Non-denominational121.6
12) None141.9
13) Other405.4
Missing30 
TOTAL742100.0
184) How old were you when you first became a member of a Presbyterian church? (HOWOLD)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL74025.92615
185) When you were growing up, say ages 10 to 12, how active were your parents in church? (PAR_ACTV)
TOTAL%
1) Very active28137.2
2) Generally active14819.6
3) Somewhat active10313.6
4) Not very active9011.9
5) Not active at all12216.2
6) Don't know111.5
Missing17 
TOTAL755100.0
186) Do any of your relatives serve as pastors, Christian educators, or mission workers, or in other full-time ministry for a Presbyterian or other church? (RELPAST)
TOTAL%
1) Yes12116.1
2) No63083.9
Missing21 
TOTAL751100.0
187) [IF YES TO RELPAST] How many relatives are currently serving the church in full-time paid positions? (RELPAST2)
TOTAL%
0) 2417.9
1) 6850.7
2) 2820.9
3) 86.0
4) 21.5
5) 10.7
6) 21.5
99) 10.7
Missing638 
TOTAL134100.0
188) [IF YES TO RELPAST] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - My father (DADPAST)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked75298.7
1) Checked101.3
Missing10 
TOTAL762100.0
189) [IF YES TO RELPAST] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - My mother (MOMPAST)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked75799.3
1) Checked50.7
Missing10 
TOTAL762100.0
190) [IF YES TO RELPAST] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - My grandfather (GDADPAST)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked76099.7
1) Checked20.3
Missing10 
TOTAL762100.0
191) [IF YES TO RELPAST] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - My grandmother (GMOMPAST)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked76199.9
1) Checked10.1
Missing10 
TOTAL762100.0
192) [IF YES TO RELPAST] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - My son (SONPAST)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked75799.3
1) Checked50.7
Missing10 
TOTAL762100.0
193) [IF YES TO RELPAST] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - My daughter (DAUGPAST)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked75298.7
1) Checked101.3
Missing10 
TOTAL762100.0
194) [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 checked74297.4
1) Checked202.6
Missing10 
TOTAL762100.0
195) [IF YES TO RELPAST] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - Other (OTHPAST)
TOTAL%
1) Grandchild55.2
2) Distant ancestor44.1
3) Uncle/Aunt1616.5
4) Niece or nephew2020.6
5) Cousin2828.9
6) Stepparent11.0
8) Spouse44.1
9) In-law1919.6
Missing675 
TOTAL97100.0
196) 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) Yes16522.3
2) No57677.7
Missing31 
TOTAL741100.0
197) [IF YES TO RELCRCH] How many relatives in the past served the church in full-time paid positions? (Approximate number) (RELCRCH2)
TOTAL%
0) 2112.7
1) 8450.6
2) 3722.3
3) 127.2
4) 63.6
5) 21.2
6) 10.6
7) 10.6
10) 10.6
15) 10.6
Missing606 
TOTAL166100.0
198) [IF YES TO RELCRCH] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - My father (DADCRCH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked73997.0
1) Checked233.0
Missing10 
TOTAL762100.0
199) [IF YES TO RELCRCH] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - My mother (MOMCRCH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked74798.0
1) Checked152.0
Missing10 
TOTAL762100.0
200) [IF YES TO RELCRCH] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - My grandfather (GDADCRCH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked71994.4
1) Checked435.6
Missing10 
TOTAL762100.0
201) [IF YES TO RELCRCH] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - My grandmother (GMOMCRCH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked74697.9
1) Checked162.1
Missing10 
TOTAL762100.0
202) [IF YES TO RELCRCH] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - My son (SONCRCH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked76099.7
1) Checked20.3
Missing10 
TOTAL762100.0
203) [IF YES TO RELCRCH] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - My daughter (DAUGCRCH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked75499.0
1) Checked81.0
Missing10 
TOTAL762100.0
204) [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 checked74497.6
1) Checked182.4
Missing10 
TOTAL762100.0
205) [IF YES TO RELCRCH] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - Other (OTHCRCH)
TOTAL%
0) All other21.8
1) Grandchild10.9
2) Distant ancestor4136.3
3) Uncle/Aunt4136.3
4) Niece or nephew32.7
5) Cousin98.0
8) Spouse54.4
9) In-law119.7
Missing659 
TOTAL113100.0
206) Which of the following terms best describes your current stand on theological issues? (LIB_CONS)
TOTAL%
1) Very conservative395.2
2) Conservative25534.0
3) Moderate33845.1
4) Liberal9412.6
5) Very Liberal233.1
Missing23 
TOTAL749100.0
207) Have you ever tried to encourage someone to believe in Jesus Christ or accept Him as a personal savior? (WITNESS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes47763.0
2) No28037.0
Missing15 
TOTAL757100.0
208) Would you say you have had a conversion experience--that is, a turning point in your life when you committed yourself to Christ? (CNVRSION)
TOTAL%
1) Yes34746.7
2) No39653.3
Missing29 
TOTAL743100.0
209) Do you believe that some or all of the Bible was inspired by God? (INSP_GOD)
TOTAL%
1) Yes71097.3
2) No202.7
Missing42 
TOTAL730100.0
210) [IF YES TO INSP_GOD] How much of what the Bible contains do you believe was inspired by God? (INSPMUCH)
TOTAL%
1) All of it33946.1
2) Almost all of it12917.5
3) Most of it17623.9
4) Some of it486.5
5) Only a very small amount50.7
6) Not sure395.3
Missing36 
TOTAL736100.0
211) 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 world537.1
2) Is a true account of how God created the world41455.6
3) Reflects human feelings about how the world might have been created27837.3
Missing27 
TOTAL745100.0
212) 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.18726.5
2) The Bible is without error of any kind in spiritual matters, but there are problems in other areas such as science and history.34148.3
3) The Bible contains errors in both spiritual and secular matters.17825.2
Missing66 
TOTAL706100.0
213) 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 agree729.7
2) Agree18825.3
3) Not sure10313.8
4) Disagree30340.7
5) Strongly disagree7810.5
Missing28 
TOTAL744100.0
214) 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 agree506.8
2) Agree19726.7
3) Not sure12416.8
4) Disagree22530.5
5) Strongly disagree14219.2
Missing34 
TOTAL738100.0
215) 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 agree46563.3
2) Agree17623.9
3) Not sure8211.2
4) Disagree81.1
5) Strongly disagree40.5
Missing37 
TOTAL735100.0
216) 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 agree34245.9
2) Agree20627.7
3) Not sure11215.0
4) Disagree719.5
5) Strongly disagree141.9
Missing27 
TOTAL745100.0
217) 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 agree19626.5
2) Agree14820.0
3) Not sure18825.4
4) Disagree14319.4
5) Strongly disagree648.7
Missing33 
TOTAL739100.0
218) 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 agree24933.7
2) Agree39052.8
3) Not sure648.7
4) Disagree314.2
5) Strongly disagree50.7
Missing33 
TOTAL739100.0
219) Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with the following statement. - The Devil (Satan) really exists. (DEVL_XST)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree26736.0
2) Agree21529.0
3) Not sure15721.2
4) Disagree7610.2
5) Strongly disagree273.6
Missing30 
TOTAL742100.0
220) 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 agree37449.9
2) Agree21128.1
3) Not sure13017.3
4) Disagree162.1
5) Strongly disagree192.5
Missing22 
TOTAL750100.0
221) 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 daily13218.1
2) Several times a week9012.3
3) Weekly9212.6
4) Several times a month10314.1
5) Once a month466.3
6) Several times a year13518.5
7) Once a year or less9513.0
8) Never375.1
Missing42 
TOTAL730100.0
222) 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 daily192.6
2) Several times a week243.3
3) Weekly11215.6
4) Several times a month8211.4
5) Once a month557.7
6) Several times a year11716.3
7) Once a year or less10714.9
8) Never20228.1
Missing54 
TOTAL718100.0
223) 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 daily60.8
2) Several times a week81.1
3) Weekly14119.8
4) Several times a month446.2
5) Once a month7710.8
6) Several times a year8912.5
7) Once a year or less9313.0
8) Never25535.8
Missing59 
TOTAL713100.0
224) Approximately how frequently do you engage in the following activity? (Check one box on each line) - Pray privately (OFT_PPRI)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/almost daily47663.8
2) Several times a week12116.2
3) Weekly496.6
4) Several times a month486.4
5) Once a month121.6
6) Several times a year263.5
7) Once a year or less60.8
8) Never81.1
Missing26 
TOTAL746100.0
225) 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 daily15821.9
2) Several times a week10114.0
3) Weekly13018.0
4) Several times a month8311.5
5) Once a month395.4
6) Several times a year10514.5
7) Once a year or less223.0
8) Never8511.8
Missing49 
TOTAL723100.0
226) 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 daily40.6
2) Several times a week60.8
3) Weekly527.3
4) Several times a month263.6
5) Once a month365.0
6) Several times a year659.1
7) Once a year or less11215.7
8) Never41257.8
Missing59 
TOTAL713100.0
227) Do you believe that Jesus will return to Earth some day? (JES_RTRN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes50569.9
2) No527.2
3) Not sure16522.9
Missing50 
TOTAL722100.0
228) [IF YES TO JES_RTRN] Do you think that Jesus' 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 200040.7
2) About as likely in 2000 as in any other year36260.8
3) Less likely in 2000183.0
4) No Opinion21135.5
Missing177 
TOTAL595100.0
229) Do you currently have plans for this coming New Year's Eve (Dec. 31, 1999)? (PLAN_NYR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes18124.3
2) No56375.7
Missing28 
TOTAL744100.0
230) [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) Yes9828.9
2) No24171.1
Missing433 
TOTAL339100.0
231) [IF YES TO PLAN_NYR] What do you plan to do? - First response (PLAN_DO1)
TOTAL%
1) Nothing special/stay at home1918.1
2) Spend time with family2120.0
3) Party/celebrate3230.5
4) Work98.6
5) Attend church1312.4
6) Vacation/travel65.7
7) Not sure-no plans yet11.0
9) Other43.8
Missing667 
TOTAL105100.0
232) [IF YES TO PLAN_NYR] What do you plan to do? - Second response (PLAN_DO2)
TOTAL%
2) Spend time with family125.0
3) Party/celebrate125.0
5) Attend church125.0
6) Vacation/travel125.0
Missing768 
TOTAL4100.0
233) 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, definitely537.0
2) Yes, probably759.9
3) No, probably not749.8
4) No, definitely not212.8
5) Don't know53570.6
Missing14 
TOTAL758100.0
234) 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) Major273.6
3) Minor32142.6
4) Very minor27736.8
5) None at all608.0
6) No opinion678.9
Missing19 
TOTAL753100.0
235) What sort of disruptions, if any, do you think the Y2K computer problem will cause in early 2000...in your local community? (Y2KCOMM)
TOTAL%
2) Major111.5
3) Minor27136.2
4) Very minor31642.2
5) None at all8611.5
6) No opinion648.6
Missing24 
TOTAL748100.0
236) What sort of disruptions, if any, do you think the Y2K computer problem will cause in early 2000...in your local church? (Y2KCRCH)
TOTAL%
2) Major30.4
3) Minor14218.9
4) Very minor25033.2
5) None at all28838.3
6) No opinion699.2
Missing20 
TOTAL752100.0
237) 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 major10.1
2) Major60.8
3) Minor17523.2
4) Very minor28738.1
5) None at all22129.3
6) No opinion638.4
Missing19 
TOTAL753100.0
238) What is your sex? (GENDER)
TOTAL%
1) Female47662.5
2) Male28537.5
Missing11 
TOTAL761100.0
239) What is your present age? (AGE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL75957.51417
240) Which of the categories below most closely describes the place in which you currently live? (HOME)
TOTAL%
1) In open country, but not a farm9512.6
2) On a farm192.5
3) In a small city or town (under 50,000)21528.6
4) In a medium-size city (50,000-250,000)10313.7
5) In a suburb near a medium-size city678.9
6) In a large city (over 250,000)9212.2
7) In a suburb near a large city16121.4
Missing20 
TOTAL752100.0
241) What is your present marital status? (MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Married58478.2
2) Not married16321.8
Missing25 
TOTAL747100.0
242) If not currently married, have you ever been married? (MAR_EVER)
TOTAL%
1) No, never married5029.1
2) Yes, now widowed6336.6
3) Yes, now divorced4928.5
4) Yes, both widowed and divorced105.8
Missing600 
TOTAL172100.0
243) If currently married, have you ever had a previous marriage (or marriages)? (PREV_MAR)
TOTAL%
1) No46582.7
2) Yes, was widowed162.8
3) Yes, was divorced8014.2
4) Yes, both widowed and divorced10.2
Missing210 
TOTAL562100.0
244) How often does your husband or wife attend Sunday worship at your congregation? (SPOUCONG)
TOTAL%
1) Never335.7
2) Less than once a year132.2
3) About once or twice a year244.2
4) Several times a year529.0
5) About once a month295.0
6) 2-3 times a month10217.6
7) Nearly every week23741.0
8) Every week8815.2
Missing194 
TOTAL578100.0
245) 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) Baptist7713.2
2) Disciples of Christ81.4
3) Episcopal274.6
4) Lutheran376.4
5) Methodist8915.3
6) Presbyterian Church17730.4
7) Other Presbyterian71.2
8) Reformed71.2
9) Roman Catholic528.9
10) UCC172.9
11) Non-denominational91.5
12) None295.0
13) Other467.9
Missing190 
TOTAL582100.0
246) Please indicate the faith in which your husband or wife was raised (if more than one, select the one in which she or he was most involved), and his or her current religious affiliation. - Spouse's current faith (SPOUFATH)
TOTAL%
1) Baptist20.4
3) Episcopal40.8
5) Methodist40.8
6) Presbyterian Church42889.2
7) Other Presbyterian40.8
9) Roman Catholic112.3
10) UCC10.2
11) Non-denominational30.6
12) None173.5
13) Other61.3
Missing292 
TOTAL480100.0
247) Please indicate your employment status and, if married, the employment of your spouse. - Your employment status, first response (YOUREMP1)
TOTAL%
1) Employed full-time23932.0
2) Employed part-time638.4
3) Self-employed456.0
4) Unemployed91.2
5) Retired26535.4
6) Homemaker8811.8
7) Student253.3
8) Other141.9
Missing24 
TOTAL748100.0
248) Please indicate your employment status and, if married, the employment of your spouse. - Your employment status, second response (YOUREMP2)
TOTAL%
2) Employed part-time37.3
3) Self-employed922.0
5) Retired819.5
6) Homemaker1126.8
7) Student614.6
8) Other49.8
Missing731 
TOTAL41100.0
249) Please indicate your employment status and, if married, the employment of your spouse. - Employment status of spouse, first response (SPOUEMP1)
TOTAL%
1) Employed full-time22138.9
2) Employed part-time427.4
3) Self-employed427.4
4) Unemployed20.4
5) Retired20035.2
6) Homemaker559.7
7) Student20.4
8) Other40.7
Missing204 
TOTAL568100.0
250) Please indicate your employment status and, if married, the employment of your spouse. - Employment status of spouse, second response (SPOUEMP2)
TOTAL%
1) Employed full-time14.5
2) Employed part-time14.5
3) Self-employed522.7
5) Retired522.7
6) Homemaker627.3
7) Student14.5
8) Other313.6
Missing750 
TOTAL22100.0
251) If you (and your spouse, if married) are employed full-time, part-time, or self-employed, please indicate the average hours per week worked over the last year - Your hours (YOUHRS)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL42237.0418
252) If you (and your spouse, if married) are employed full-time, part-time, or self-employed, please indicate the average hours per week worked over the last year - Spouse's hours (SPOUHRS)
TOTAL%
0) 247.0
2) 10.3
4) 10.3
5) 20.6
7) 20.6
8) 41.2
9) 10.3
10) 61.7
12) 10.3
15) 20.6
16) 10.3
18) 20.6
20) 92.6
24) 20.6
25) 72.0
27) 10.3
30) 123.5
32) 41.2
35) 123.5
36) 20.6
38) 61.7
39) 10.3
40) 8123.5
42) 20.6
43) 51.4
45) 3510.1
47) 10.3
48) 72.0
50) 5616.2
52) 10.3
55) 113.2
56) 10.3
57) 10.3
58) 10.3
60) 298.4
63) 10.3
65) 30.9
68) 10.3
70) 30.9
74) 10.3
75) 10.3
99) Don't know10.3
Missing427 
TOTAL345100.0
253) What is your usual occupation (title/kind of work) and, if married, your spouse's usual occupation (title/kind of work)? - Your Occupation (YOUOCCUP)
TOTAL%
11) Management6212.1
13) Business and financial operations387.4
15) Computer and math142.7
17) Architecture and engineering203.9
19) Life-physical and social science81.6
21) Community and social services132.5
23) Legal112.1
25) Education/training/library10019.5
27) Arts/design/entertainment/sports/media214.1
29) Healthcare and technical479.2
31) Healthcare support20.4
33) Protective service10.2
37) Building and grounds cleaning10.2
39) Personal care30.6
41) Sales and related occupations448.6
43) Office and administrative support5610.9
45) Farming/fishing/forestry20.4
47) Construction91.8
49) Installation/maintenance/repair51.0
51) Production occupations183.5
53) Transportation51.0
99) Homemaker326.3
Missing260 
TOTAL512100.0
254) What is your usual occupation (title/kind of work) and, if married, your spouse's usual occupation (title/kind of work)? - Spouse's Occupation (SPOOCCUP)
TOTAL%
11) Management5713.9
13) Business and financial operations307.3
15) Computer and math133.2
17) Architecture and engineering194.6
19) Life-physical and social science51.2
21) Community and social services133.2
23) Legal122.9
25) Education/training/library399.5
27) Arts/design/entertainment/sports/media122.9
29) Healthcare and technical297.1
31) Healthcare support20.5
33) Protective service41.0
37) Building and grounds cleaning30.7
39) Personal care20.5
41) Sales and related occupations5012.2
43) Office and administrative support399.5
45) Farming/fishing/forestry30.7
47) Construction82.0
49) Installation/maintenance/repair112.7
51) Production occupations184.4
53) Transportation82.0
55) Military41.0
99) Homemaker297.1
Missing362 
TOTAL410100.0
255) What is the highest level of education completed by you and, if married, by your spouse? - Your educational level (EDUCYOU)
TOTAL%
3) Some high school202.6
4) High school diploma8210.8
5) Some college17122.6
6) Graduated from college20627.2
7) Some graduate work9813.0
8) A graduate degree17923.7
Missing16 
TOTAL756100.0
256) What is the highest level of education completed by you and, if married, by your spouse? - Spouse's educational level (EDUCSPOU)
TOTAL%
2) Completed 8th grade30.5
3) Some high school61.0
4) High school diploma8214.0
5) Some college13623.2
6) Graduated from college17229.3
7) Some graduate work467.8
8) A graduate degree14224.2
Missing185 
TOTAL587100.0
257) How many children do you have? (If none, write 0.) Include any legally adopted children; exclude stepchildren unless legally adopted. (NO_KIDS)
TOTAL%
0) None10614.2
1) 8411.3
2) 29038.9
3) 17423.3
4) 628.3
5) 131.7
6) 131.7
7) 20.3
9) 20.3
Missing26 
TOTAL746100.0
258) 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.11815.5
2) Two of us40653.5
3) Three of us9011.9
4) Four of us10213.4
5) Five of us324.2
6) Six of us40.5
7) Seven or more of us40.5
8) Not Applicable30.4
Missing13 
TOTAL759100.0
259) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are - under six years of age? (HH_UNDR6)
TOTAL%
0) None16870.6
1) 15523.1
2) 2114.6
3) 341.7
Missing534 
TOTAL238100.0
260) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are - 6-12 years of age? (HH_6_12)
TOTAL%
0) None15959.1
1) 16925.7
2) 23613.4
3) 351.9
Missing503 
TOTAL269100.0
261) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are - 13-17 years of age? (HH_13_17)
TOTAL%
0) None15363.0
1) 16727.6
2) 2239.5
Missing529 
TOTAL243100.0
262) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are - 18-24 years of age? (HH_18_24)
TOTAL%
0) None15976.8
1) 13516.9
2) 273.4
3) 352.4
8) 810.5
Missing565 
TOTAL207100.0
263) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are - 25 years of age and over? (HH_25)
TOTAL%
0) None294.3
1) 19714.3
2) 252777.6
3) 3253.7
4) 410.1
Missing93 
TOTAL679100.0
264) 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 adult10914.7
2) Single parent243.2
3) Married, no kids38251.4
4) Married, with kids20127.1
5) Some other arrangement273.6
Missing29 
TOTAL743100.0
265) Where did you live five years ago, in October 1994? (HOM_94)
TOTAL%
1) Same house I live in now53970.8
2) A different house, same county12416.3
3) In a different county, same state445.8
4) In a different state476.2
5) In a different country70.9
Missing11 
TOTAL761100.0
266) 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
TOTAL75933.0716
267) Generally speaking, do you think of yourself as a Democrat, Independent, Republican, or other? (DEM_REP)
TOTAL%
1) Democrat17022.7
2) Independent13918.6
3) Republican41755.7
4) Other212.8
5) Libertarian10.1
Missing24 
TOTAL748100.0
268) What is your race of origin? (Check all that apply.) - First response (RACE1)
TOTAL%
1) White73997.5
2) African American81.1
4) Asian81.1
5) Hispanic10.1
6) Some other race20.3
Missing14 
TOTAL758100.0
269) What is your race of origin? (Check all that apply) - Second response (RACE2)
TOTAL%
1) White436.4
3) Indian327.3
4) Asian218.2
5) Hispanic19.1
6) Some other race19.1
Missing761 
TOTAL11100.0
270) 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%
1) Less than 10,000101.4
2) $10K-14,999162.3
3) $15K-19,999344.9
4) $20K-29,999537.7
5) $30K-39,9998211.9
6) $40K-49,999669.6
7) $50K-59,9998712.6
8) $60K-69,999487.0
9) $70K-79,999415.9
10) $80K-89,999476.8
11) $90K-99,999415.9
12) $100K-124,9997010.1
13) $125K-149,999355.1
14) $150K or more608.7
Missing82 
TOTAL690100.0
271) Did you or any other family member fill out a pledge card regarding church giving for the current year? (PLEDGECD)
TOTAL%
1) Yes60480.1
2) No13918.4
3) Don't know111.5
Missing18 
TOTAL754100.0
272) During the last year, approximately how much money did you and other family members in your household contribute to 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
TOTAL6953164.61710680
273) During the last year, approximately how much money did you and other family members in your household contribute to 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
TOTAL4612151.09111619
274) During the last year, approximately how much money did you and other family members in your household contribute to 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
TOTAL5741855.69512486
275) 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) $022631.8
2) $1-5013218.6
3) $51-1009613.5
4) $101-50013218.6
5) $501-1000385.3
6) $1001-2000385.3
7) $2001+496.9
Missing61 
TOTAL711100.0
276) 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) $0294.0
2) $1-5010114.0
3) $51-10011115.4
4) $101-50025034.7
5) $501-10009312.9
6) $1001-2000598.2
7) $2001+7710.7
Missing52 
TOTAL720100.0
277) Survey form used (SURVEY2)
TOTAL%
1) Paper72394.9
2) Web395.1
Missing10 
TOTAL762100.0
278) I-GENDER: What is your sex? (for use with online analysis) (I-GENDER)
TOTAL%
1) Female47662.5
2) Male28537.5
Missing11 
TOTAL761100.0
279) I-MARITAL: What is your present marital status? (for use with online analysis) (I-MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Married58478.2
2) Not married16321.8
Missing25 
TOTAL747100.0
280) I-PARTYID: Generally speaking, do you think of yourself as a Democrat, Independent, Republican, or other? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-PARTYID)
TOTAL%
1) Democrat17022.7
2) Independent13918.6
3) Republican41755.7
4) Other222.9
Missing24 
TOTAL748100.0
281) I-RACE: What is your race of origin? (Check all that apply.) - First response (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-RACE)
TOTAL%
1) White73997.5
2) African American81.1
3) Other111.5
Missing14 
TOTAL758100.0
282) I-AGE: What is your present age? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-AGE)
TOTAL%
1) Under 4012115.9
2) 40-4913217.4
3) 50-6421428.2
4) 65+29238.5
Missing13 
TOTAL759100.0
283) 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 20,000608.7
2) $20K-49,99920129.1
3) $50K-99,99926438.3
4) $100K+16523.9
Missing82 
TOTAL690100.0