Presbyterian Panel Survey, November 2000 -- Racism,and Racial Justice- Clergy

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All frequencies are raw numbers (no weights used).
1) Panel Identification Number (NEWCODE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL89560748.343434
2) How would you rate the state of relations between whites and racial ethnic persons in the U.S. these days? (WRRLTNS)
TOTAL%
1) Very good91.0
2) Somewhat good27430.8
3) Neither bad nor good18320.5
4) Somewhat bad37442.0
5) Very bad455.1
6) Not sure60.7
Missing4 
TOTAL891100.0
3) In the past few years, do you think conditions for racial ethnic people have improved, gotten worse, or stayed about the same? (RRIMPRVE)
TOTAL%
1) Improved35940.3
2) Gotten worse12213.7
3) Stayed about the same38643.3
4) Not sure242.7
Missing4 
TOTAL891100.0
4) Compared to whites, how do you feel racial ethnic people are treated in your community? (RETREATD)
TOTAL%
1) The same as or better than whites13815.5
2) Not as well as whites69878.5
3) Not sure536.0
Missing6 
TOTAL889100.0
5) In general, do you think racial ethnic people have as good a chance as whites in your community to get any kind of job for which they are qualified? (RECHANCE)
TOTAL%
1) As good (or better) a chance as whites24827.8
2) Not as good a chance as whites56963.7
3) Not sure768.5
Missing2 
TOTAL893100.0
6) In general, do you think racial ethnic children have as good a chance as white children in your community to get a good education? (REEDUC)
TOTAL%
1) As good (or better) a chance as white children41045.9
2) Not as good a chance as white children43448.5
3) Not sure505.6
Missing1 
TOTAL894100.0
7) In general, do you think that racial ethnic people have as good a chance as whites in your community to get any housing they can afford? (REHOUSE)
TOTAL%
1) As good (or better) a chance as whites39344.0
2) Not as good a chance as whites43248.4
3) Not sure687.6
Missing2 
TOTAL893100.0
8) What sort of neighborhood would you prefer to live in? (NGHBPREF)
TOTAL%
1) Mostly white22125.3
2) Mostly racial ethnic273.1
3) Mixed half and half51158.4
4) Not sure11613.3
Missing20 
TOTAL875100.0
9) What do you think the chances are these days that a white person won't get a job or promotion while an equally or less qualified racial ethnic person gets one instead? (AFFACT)
TOTAL%
1) Very likely333.7
2) Likely20322.8
3) Not too likely52158.5
4) Not at all likely424.7
5) Not sure9210.3
Missing4 
TOTAL891100.0
10) What is your impression of the way racial ethnic people in your local community are treated in the following situation: On the job or at work? (TRTDJOB)
TOTAL%
1) Treated much less fairly131.5
2) Treated less fairly31435.6
3) Treated the same as whites46552.8
4) Treated better than whites182.0
5) Not sure718.1
Missing14 
TOTAL881100.0
11) What is your impression of the way racial ethnic people in your local community are treated in the following situation: On public transportation? (TRTDTRNS)
TOTAL%
1) Treated much less fairly151.7
2) Treated less fairly15818.2
3) Treated the same as whites56465.1
4) Treated better than whites151.7
5) Not sure11513.3
Missing28 
TOTAL867100.0
12) What is your impression of the way racial ethnic people in your local community are treated in the following situation: In stores or shops? (TRTDSHOP)
TOTAL%
1) Treated much less fairly293.3
2) Treated less fairly37041.8
3) Treated the same as whites43849.5
4) Treated better than whites70.8
5) Not sure414.6
Missing10 
TOTAL885100.0
13) What is your impression of the way racial ethnic people in your local community are treated in the following situation: In stores downtown or in a shopping mall? (TRTDMALL)
TOTAL%
1) Treated much less fairly333.7
2) Treated less fairly34038.5
3) Treated the same as whites44850.7
4) Treated better than whites80.9
5) Not sure546.1
Missing12 
TOTAL883100.0
14) What is your impression of the way racial ethnic people in your local community are treated in the following situation: In restaurants, bars, theaters, or other entertainment places? (TRTDBARS)
TOTAL%
1) Treated much less fairly182.0
2) Treated less fairly26430.0
3) Treated the same as whites54361.8
4) Treated better than whites30.3
5) Not sure515.8
Missing16 
TOTAL879100.0
15) What is your impression of the way racial ethnic people in your local community are treated in the following situation: In dealings with the police? (TRTDPOLC)
TOTAL%
1) Treated much less fairly20423.0
2) Treated less fairly45351.1
3) Treated the same as whites16218.3
4) Treated better than whites70.8
5) Not sure606.8
Missing9 
TOTAL886100.0
16) What is your impression of the way racial ethnic people in your local community are treated in the following situation: In local courts of law? (TRTDCORT)
TOTAL%
1) Treated much less fairly9410.6
2) Treated less fairly33037.2
3) Treated the same as whites34939.3
4) Treated better than whites171.9
5) Not sure9710.9
Missing8 
TOTAL887100.0
17) What is your impression of the way racial ethnic people in your local community are treated in the following situation: In schools and colleges? (TRTDSCOL)
TOTAL%
1) Treated much less fairly121.3
2) Treated less fairly20322.8
3) Treated the same as whites54361.1
4) Treated better than whites707.9
5) Not sure616.9
Missing6 
TOTAL889100.0
18) In the last two years, how often has your congregation heard a sermon preached on racial justice issues? (OFNRSERM)
TOTAL%
1) 6 or more times707.9
2) 3-5 times18621.0
3) Once or twice40946.2
4) Never15717.7
5) Not sure637.1
Missing10 
TOTAL885100.0
19) In the last two years, how often has your congregation held a study group, school church class, or other educational program on racism and racial justice? (OFNSTDY)
TOTAL%
1) 6 or more times333.7
2) 3-5 times9711.0
3) Once or twice31535.6
4) Never36941.7
5) Not sure718.0
Missing10 
TOTAL885100.0
20) In the last two years, how often has your congregation had a guest preacher whose racial ethnic identity differs from the majority of the members in your congregation? (OFNGUEST)
TOTAL%
1) 6 or more times343.9
2) 3-5 times11212.7
3) Once or twice41346.9
4) Never27631.3
5) Not sure465.2
Missing14 
TOTAL881100.0
21) In the last two years, how often has your congregation worshiped jointly with another congregation whose members are mostly of a different racial ethnic background than most members in your congregation? (OFNWRSHP)
TOTAL%
1) 6 or more times141.6
2) 3-5 times9010.2
3) Once or twice24427.6
4) Never48955.4
5) Not sure465.2
Missing12 
TOTAL883100.0
22) When your congregation last called a pastor, did it make a special to identify candidates whose racial ethnic backgrounds differ from those of most members? (NEWPASTR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes14116.0
2) No32236.5
3) Not sure41847.4
Missing14 
TOTAL881100.0
23) In 1996, the PC(USA) General Assembly approved the goal of increasing the racial ethnic membership to 20 percent of the denominational total by 2010. Were you previously aware of this goal for the PC(USA)? (DIVGOAL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes56563.3
2) No32836.7
Missing2 
TOTAL893100.0
24) How likely is it that the goal will be achieved, in your opinion? (LIKEGOAL)
TOTAL%
1) Very likely111.2
2) Likely353.9
3) Only somewhat likely22024.7
4) Not too likely38843.5
5) Not at all likely22425.1
6) Not sure141.6
Missing3 
TOTAL892100.0
25) Would you favor the PC(USA) contributing significantly more money and resources toward reaching this goal? (FUNDGOAL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes39444.7
2) No26530.0
3) Not sure22325.3
Missing13 
TOTAL882100.0
26) Would you continue to favor a significant increase in money and resources for this goal even if it meant taking resources away from other PC(USA) programs? (OTHFUND)
TOTAL%
1) Yes25528.8
2) No37242.0
3) Not sure25929.2
Missing9 
TOTAL886100.0
27) On a scale of 5 (highest) to 1 (lowest), rank the five strategies below as possible ways to increase the percentage of the PC(USA) membership that is racial ethnic: helping existing racial ethnic congregations to grow. (STRANK1)
TOTAL%
1) Prefer the least738.4
2) Prefer fourth9811.3
3) Prefer third22826.3
4) Prefer second17119.7
5) Prefer the most29734.3
Missing28 
TOTAL867100.0
28) On a scale of 5 (highest) to 1 (lowest), rank the five strategies below as possible ways to increase the percentage of the PC(USA) membership that is racial ethnic: starting new churches in established racial ethnic communities and neighborhoods. (STRANK2)
TOTAL%
1) Prefer the least9811.3
2) Prefer fourth13115.1
3) Prefer third16218.7
4) Prefer second25729.7
5) Prefer the most21725.1
Missing30 
TOTAL865100.0
29) On a scale of 5 (highest) to 1 (lowest), rank the five strategies below as possible ways to increase the percentage of the PC(USA) membership that is racial ethnic: starting new churches or fellowships among immigrant groups. (STRANK3)
TOTAL%
1) Prefer the least11713.5
2) Prefer fourth14316.5
3) Prefer third23627.3
4) Prefer second20523.7
5) Prefer the most16519.1
Missing29 
TOTAL866100.0
30) On a scale of 5 (highest) to 1 (lowest), rank the five strategies below as possible ways to increase the percentage of the PC(USA) membership that is racial ethnic: working with mostly white congregations located in racial ethnic neighborhoods to help them bring in new racial ethnic members. (STRANK4)
TOTAL%
1) Prefer the least10712.4
2) Prefer fourth32838.1
3) Prefer third14917.3
4) Prefer second17920.8
5) Prefer the most9911.5
Missing33 
TOTAL862100.0
31) On a scale of 5 (highest) to 1 (lowest), rank the five strategies below as possible ways to increase the percentage of the PC(USA) membership that is racial ethnic: encouraging mostly white congregations, wherever located, to make greater efforts to reach out to racial ethnic persons. (STRANK5)
TOTAL%
1) Prefer the least42949.8
2) Prefer fourth13816.0
3) Prefer third8810.2
4) Prefer second607.0
5) Prefer the most14717.1
Missing33 
TOTAL862100.0
32) In the last two years, have you personally written a letter to a public official expressing your views on racial justice? (WRITLETR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes12714.3
2) No75584.9
3) Not sure70.8
Missing6 
TOTAL889100.0
33) In the last two years, have you personally given money to an organization concerned with racial justice? (DONMONEY)
TOTAL%
1) Yes56564.1
2) No30134.1
3) Not sure161.8
Missing13 
TOTAL882100.0
34) In the last two years, have you personally joined an organization concerned with racial justice? (JOINORG)
TOTAL%
1) Yes24027.1
2) No63771.9
3) Not sure91.0
Missing9 
TOTAL886100.0
35) In the last two years, have you personally participated in a racial awareness or multi-cultural diversity program? (PARTDIV)
TOTAL%
1) Yes54962.2
2) No32937.3
3) Not sure50.6
Missing12 
TOTAL883100.0
36) In the last two years, have you personally participated in a demonstration to support the civil rights of racial ethnic persons? (PARTDEM)
TOTAL%
1) Yes9510.7
2) No79189.2
3) Not sure10.1
Missing8 
TOTAL887100.0
37) In the last two years, have you personally been in a class, workshop, or other formal and anti-racism training? (WORKSHOP)
TOTAL%
1) Yes26029.3
2) No62070.0
3) Not sure60.7
Missing9 
TOTAL886100.0
38) In the last two years, have you personally volunteered time to work for an organization or group working for racial justice? (VOLGROUP)
TOTAL%
1) Yes27030.6
2) No60368.4
3) Not sure91.0
Missing13 
TOTAL882100.0
39) In the last two years, have you voted for or against a candidate for public office primarily because of that person's own racial ethnic background? (VOTERACE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes9811.0
2) No77587.4
3) Not sure141.6
Missing8 
TOTAL887100.0
40) [ASK ONLY IF VOTERACE=1 "YES"]How did you vote? (VOTERAC2)
TOTAL%
1) For someone because of that person's racial ethnic background9994.3
2) Against someone because of that person's racial ethnic background65.7
Missing790 
TOTAL105100.0
41) In the last two years, have you voted for or against a candidate for public office mainly because of his/her stand on racial justice? (VOTERAC3)
TOTAL%
1) Yes34939.4
2) No51157.7
3) Not sure262.9
Missing9 
TOTAL886100.0
42) [ASK ONLY IF VATERAC3=1 "YES"]How did you vote? (VOTERAC4)
TOTAL%
1) For someone because of that person's position on racial justice24574.9
2) Against someone because of that person's position on racial justice8225.1
Missing568 
TOTAL327100.0
43) How often do you interact with persons of different racial or ethnic backgrounds in your local community? (INTRCOMM)
TOTAL%
1) Very frequently24827.9
2) Frequently24427.4
3) Occasionally29032.6
4) Rarely10211.5
5) Never50.6
Missing6 
TOTAL889100.0
44) How often do you interact with persons of different racial or ethnic backgrounds in your place of work? (INTRJOB)
TOTAL%
1) Very frequently24428.0
2) Frequently20323.3
3) Occasionally22726.0
4) Rarely16318.7
5) Never354.0
Missing23 
TOTAL872100.0
45) How often do you interact with persons of different racial or ethnic backgrounds in your church? (INTRCHRC)
TOTAL%
1) Very frequently17519.8
2) Frequently19522.0
3) Occasionally27831.4
4) Rarely20022.6
5) Never374.2
Missing10 
TOTAL885100.0
46) How often do you interact with persons of different racial or ethnic backgrounds in your own home? (INTRHOME)
TOTAL%
1) Very frequently687.7
2) Frequently10111.4
3) Occasionally29833.6
4) Rarely32436.6
5) Never9510.7
Missing9 
TOTAL886100.0
47) How often do you interact with persons of different racial or ethnic backgrounds in other social settings? (INTRSOCS)
TOTAL%
1) Very frequently9110.3
2) Frequently21924.7
3) Occasionally41546.8
4) Rarely15217.2
5) Never91.0
Missing9 
TOTAL886100.0
48) Have you ever received undeserved privileges or benefits because of your racial or ethnic background? (RACEPRIV)
TOTAL%
1) Yes29533.1
2) No41146.2
3) Not sure18420.7
Missing5 
TOTAL890100.0
49) Have you ever experienced discrimination, harassment, violence, or prejudicial statements because of your racial or ethnic background? (EXDISCR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes28231.8
2) No60568.1
3) Not sure10.1
Missing7 
TOTAL888100.0
50) Have you ever observed discriminatory behavior, or harassment toward, or heard prejudicial statements about a person or group of persons in your congregation based on their racial or ethnic background? (SEENDISC)
TOTAL%
1) Yes39344.5
2) No48955.4
3) Not sure10.1
Missing12 
TOTAL883100.0
51) [ASK ONLY IF RESPONDENT IS A MEMBER OR ELDER]If you moved to a new community and were looking for a church to join, what racial ethnic membership would you most prefer? (RACEPREF)
TOTAL%
1) Mostly white5122.0
2) Mostly racial ethnic125.2
3) Mixed half and half13658.6
4) Not sure3314.2
Missing663 
TOTAL232100.0
52) [ASK ONLY IF RESPONDENT IS AN ORDAINED MINISTER]For your next pastoral call, what racial ethnic membership would you prefer? (RACEMEMB)
TOTAL%
1) Mostly white22026.3
2) Mostly racial ethnic293.5
3) Mixed half and half35442.4
4) Not sure23227.8
Missing60 
TOTAL835100.0
53) Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? It's good for the U.S. that its population is becoming more racially and ethnically diverse. (OPINDIVR)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree36040.3
2) Agree37141.5
3) Uncertain13314.9
4) Disagree232.6
5) Strongly disagree70.8
Missing1 
TOTAL894100.0
54) Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Because of past and present discrimination it is sometimes necessary for colleges and universities to reserve openings for racial ethnic students. (OPINAFF)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree22625.3
2) Agree38743.3
3) Uncertain10211.4
4) Disagree13515.1
5) Strongly disagree434.8
Missing2 
TOTAL893100.0
55) Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Attracting more racial ethnic members is the only way the PC(USA) will reverse its long-term membership decline. (OPINREVR)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree546.0
2) Agree15817.7
3) Uncertain20122.5
4) Disagree34038.0
5) Strongly disagree14215.9
TOTAL895100.0
56) Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? The PC(USA) is basically white and should quit wasting time trying to attract more racial ethnic people. (OPINDIV)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree101.1
2) Agree374.1
3) Uncertain788.7
4) Disagree36741.1
5) Strongly disagree40144.9
Missing2 
TOTAL893100.0
57) Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Predominantly white congregations should make serious efforts to hire pastors who come from other racial-ethnic groups. (OPINEFRT)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree414.6
2) Agree20422.8
3) Uncertain29232.7
4) Disagree30934.6
5) Strongly disagree485.4
Missing1 
TOTAL894100.0
58) Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Congregations will become truly racially and ethnically diverse only by effectively dealing with racism. (OPINDEAL)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree21323.8
2) Agree42047.0
3) Uncertain12714.2
4) Disagree10912.2
5) Strongly disagree252.8
Missing1 
TOTAL894100.0
59) Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Congregations will become truly racially and ethnically diverse only when the neighborhoods where they are located become racially and ethnically diverse. (OPINNGHB)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree859.5
2) Agree41946.9
3) Uncertain16918.9
4) Disagree19621.9
5) Strongly disagree242.7
Missing2 
TOTAL893100.0
60) Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? My congregation has made it a priority to become more racially and ethnically diverse. (OPINPRTY)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree536.0
2) Agree20523.2
3) Uncertain14516.4
4) Disagree39244.3
5) Strongly disagree9010.2
Missing10 
TOTAL885100.0
61) Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? When immigrants don't speak English, it's okay with me for them to form separate congregations and fellowships where they can worship in their native language. (OPINSEPR)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree15617.4
2) Agree57364.0
3) Uncertain10211.4
4) Disagree505.6
5) Strongly disagree141.6
TOTAL895100.0
62) Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Creating congregations that are racially and ethnically integrated is so important that immigrants who are Presbyterians, even those who speak no English, should be discouraged from setting up racially or ethnically-specific congregations. (OPININTG)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree151.7
2) Agree525.8
3) Uncertain16118.1
4) Disagree49055.1
5) Strongly disagree17219.3
Missing5 
TOTAL890100.0
63) Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Churches should be at the forefront of our society's efforts against racism. (OPINHEAD)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree49355.3
2) Agree35039.2
3) Uncertain283.1
4) Disagree182.0
5) Strongly disagree30.3
Missing3 
TOTAL892100.0
64) Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? I'd be uncomfortable with a pastor from a different racial ethnic background than my own. (OPINUNCM)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree323.6
2) Agree455.0
3) Uncertain637.1
4) Disagree35439.6
5) Strongly disagree39944.7
Missing2 
TOTAL893100.0
65) Would you vote for a law to stop almost all legal immigration into the United States for the next five years? (LAWIMM)
TOTAL%
1) Yes313.5
2) No80490.7
3) Not sure515.8
Missing9 
TOTAL886100.0
66) Would you like to see the federal government do significantly more to stop illegal (undocumented) immigration to the U.S.? (ILLIMM)
TOTAL%
1) Yes39344.4
2) No33237.5
3) Not sure16118.2
Missing9 
TOTAL886100.0
67) The number of immigrants into the U.S. each year should be: (NOIMM)
TOTAL%
1) Increased20123.2
2) Decreased789.0
3) Kept at present level28232.5
4) Not sure30635.3
Missing28 
TOTAL867100.0
68) What percent of all immigrants into the U.S. do you think are coming from Africa? (AFRICA)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL8959.6619
69) What percent of all immigrants into the U.S. do you think are coming from Asia? (ASIA)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL89517.80213
70) What percent of all immigrants into the U.S. do you think are coming from Canada? (CANADA)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL8957.3968
71) What percent of all immigrants into the U.S. do you think are coming from Europe? (EUROPE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL89513.14313
72) What percent of all immigrants into the U.S. do you think are coming from Latin America? (LAMERICA)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL89527.52821
73) Which comes closer to your view? (IMMVIEW1)
TOTAL%
1) Immigrants become productive citizens and pay their fair share of taxes70781.6
2) Immigrants cost the taxpayers too much by using government services445.1
3) Not sure11513.3
Missing29 
TOTAL866100.0
74) Which comes closer to your view? (IMMVIEW2)
TOTAL%
1) Immigrants mostly take jobs that U.S. citizens want151.7
2) Immigrants mostly take low-paying jobs U.S. citizens don't want72984.3
3) Not sure12114.0
Missing30 
TOTAL865100.0
75) Which comes closer to your view? (IMMVIEW3)
TOTAL%
1) Immigrants mostly help the economy by providing low-cost labor62072.8
2) Immigrants mostly hurt the economy by driving wages down for many Americans232.7
3) Not sure20924.5
Missing43 
TOTAL852100.0
76) Would you favor a law to grant amnesty to undocumented immigrants already in the U.S., allowing them to stay here legally and apply for permanent residency? (LAWANSTY)
TOTAL%
1) Yes54662.7
2) No17119.6
3) Not sure15417.7
Missing24 
TOTAL871100.0
77) How many recent immigrants would you say live in your area people who moved to the U.S. since 1985? (IMMAREA)
TOTAL%
1) Many43450.2
2) Some26931.1
3) Only a few14817.1
4) None141.6
Missing30 
TOTAL865100.0
78) Did you happen to vote in the recent Presidential election? (VOTE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes85297.7
2) No202.3
Missing23 
TOTAL872100.0
79) [ASK ONLY IF VOTE=1 "YES"]Whom did you vote for? (VOTE2)
TOTAL%
1) George W. Bush26032.2
2) Al Gore51563.8
3) Ralph Nader283.5
4) Pat Buchanan10.1
5) Other (specify)30.4
Missing88 
TOTAL807100.0
80) Sample (SAMPLE)
TOTAL%
3) Pastors69777.9
4) Spec Clergy19822.1
TOTAL895100.0
81) Survey form (SURVEY)
TOTAL%
1) Paper85295.2
2) Web434.8
TOTAL895100.0
82) When were you ordained as a minister of the Word and Sacrament? (WHENORD)
TOTAL%
48) 10.1
52) 10.1
53) 40.5
54) 10.1
55) 20.2
56) 10.1
57) 20.2
58) 50.6
59) 101.1
60) 141.6
61) 192.2
62) 151.7
63) 171.9
64) 212.4
65) 161.8
66) 161.8
67) 242.7
68) 151.7
69) 192.2
70) 111.2
71) 151.7
72) 293.3
73) 222.5
74) 182.0
75) 303.4
76) 192.2
77) 202.3
78) 242.7
79) 394.4
80) 364.1
81) 252.8
82) 252.8
83) 262.9
84) 262.9
85) 202.3
86) 303.4
87) 323.6
88) 192.2
89) 232.6
90) 192.2
91) 212.4
92) 222.5
93) 252.8
94) 293.3
95) 182.0
96) 242.7
97) 171.9
98) 151.7
99) 10.1
Missing12 
TOTAL883100.0
83) 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) Baptist1818.0
2) Disciples of Christ11.0
5) Methodist33.0
6) Presbyterian5151.0
7) Other Presbyterian11.0
8) Reformed55.0
10) United Church of Christ33.0
12) Other22.0
66) Reformed Church in America11.0
70) Other1111.0
73) Canadian Presbyterian11.0
74) UPC22.0
99) Other11.0
Missing795 
TOTAL100100.0
84) Are you presently enrolled in a graduate school, seminary, or theological school? (Check the appropriate box) (ENRLPRES)
TOTAL%
1) Yes698.0
2) No79792.0
Missing29 
TOTAL866100.0
85) [IF YES TO ENRLPRES], degree: (ENRLDEGR)
TOTAL%
3) THM-STM11.6
4) D.Min4980.3
5) Ph.D./S.T.D./Th.D.711.5
6) Other46.6
Missing834 
TOTAL61100.0
86) [IF YES TO ENRLPRES], school: (ENRLSCHO)
TOTAL%
5) Austin35.5
8) Bethel11.8
18) Columbia1527.3
22) Dubuque11.8
30) Fuller59.1
33) Gordon Conwell11.8
41) Louisville Pts35.5
45) McCormick610.9
52) New Brunswick11.8
57) NW Lutheran Theo11.8
63) Pittsburgh23.6
65) Princeton35.5
66) Reformed23.6
68) San Francisco35.5
74) Trinity Evangelical23.6
78) Union VA11.8
99) Other59.1
Missing840 
TOTAL55100.0
87) 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) Yes28833.2
2) No58066.8
Missing27 
TOTAL868100.0
88) 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 degree101.1
48) 4810.1
52) 5210.1
53) 5330.3
54) 5410.1
55) 5520.2
56) 5630.3
57) 5730.3
58) 5850.6
59) 5991.0
60) 60161.8
61) 61182.1
62) 62151.7
63) 63192.2
64) 64202.3
65) 65172.0
66) 66202.3
67) 67212.4
68) 68212.4
69) 69192.2
70) 7060.7
71) 71283.2
72) 72222.5
73) 73252.9
74) 74141.6
75) 75303.4
76) 76212.4
77) 77192.2
78) 78293.3
79) 79374.3
80) 80303.4
81) 81212.4
82) 82263.0
83) 83273.1
84) 84263.0
85) 85283.2
86) 86263.0
87) 87263.0
88) 88263.0
89) 89212.4
90) 90242.8
91) 91161.8
92) 92252.9
93) 93172.0
94) 94172.0
95) 95161.8
96) 96232.6
97) 97131.5
98) 9870.8
Missing25 
TOTAL870100.0
89) [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
TOTAL84950.3324
90) 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) Yes34038.9
2) No53561.1
Missing20 
TOTAL875100.0
91) [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 Checked77399.1
1) Checked70.9
Missing115 
TOTAL780100.0
92) [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%
62) 218.2
63) 218.2
64) 19.1
68) 19.1
72) 218.2
75) 19.1
77) 19.1
84) 19.1
Missing884 
TOTAL11100.0
93) [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%
51) Nazarene19.1
64) PSCE545.5
65) Princeton327.3
75) Union/Auburn19.1
99) Other19.1
Missing884 
TOTAL11100.0
94) [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 Checked72892.9
1) Checked567.1
Missing111 
TOTAL784100.0
95) [IF YES TO OTH_DEG] Please indicate the degree(s), year(s) received, and school(s) - year received M.A. (OSCH_MA)
TOTAL%
55) 23.1
58) 11.6
61) 11.6
62) 11.6
63) 11.6
64) 23.1
66) 34.7
67) 11.6
68) 46.3
69) 11.6
70) 34.7
72) 46.3
73) 23.1
74) 46.3
75) 23.1
76) 34.7
77) 23.1
78) 23.1
79) 11.6
80) 11.6
81) 23.1
82) 11.6
83) 34.7
84) 34.7
85) 11.6
86) 23.1
88) 23.1
89) 46.3
92) 11.6
94) 34.7
96) 11.6
Missing831 
TOTAL64100.0
96) [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 Divinity11.6
16) Claremont34.8
18) Columbia11.6
22) Dubuque23.2
30) Fuller11.6
31) Garrett Evangelical11.6
41) Louisville Pts11.6
53) New York11.6
63) Pittsburgh11.6
64) PSCE1930.6
74) Trinity Evangelical23.2
78) Union VA11.6
88) Yale23.2
99) Other2641.9
Missing833 
TOTAL62100.0
97) [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 Checked72792.6
1) Checked587.4
Missing110 
TOTAL785100.0
98) [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%
61) 11.5
62) 23.0
63) 11.5
64) 23.0
65) 57.5
66) 23.0
67) 69.0
68) 11.5
69) 23.0
70) 23.0
71) 23.0
72) 34.5
73) 23.0
74) 23.0
75) 34.5
76) 11.5
77) 11.5
78) 23.0
79) 11.5
80) 34.5
81) 23.0
82) 23.0
85) 23.0
87) 34.5
88) 11.5
89) 46.0
90) 11.5
91) 34.5
92) 34.5
93) 11.5
98) 11.5
Missing828 
TOTAL67100.0
99) [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 Newton11.5
15) Christian Theo11.5
16) Claremont11.5
18) Columbia34.4
22) Dubuque22.9
28) Evangelical Puerto Rico11.5
30) Fuller11.5
34) Harvard University11.5
45) McCormick22.9
53) New York34.4
61) Perkins11.5
63) Pittsburgh11.5
65) Princeton3145.6
68) San Francisco22.9
75) Union-Auburn34.4
78) Union VA57.4
88) Yale57.4
99) Other45.9
Missing827 
TOTAL68100.0
100) [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 Checked61675.9
1) Checked19624.1
Missing83 
TOTAL812100.0
101) [IF YES TO OTH_DEG] Please indicate the degree(s), year(s) received, and school(s) - year received D.Min. (OSCH_DMN)
TOTAL%
69) 10.5
70) 10.5
72) 10.5
73) 10.5
74) 20.9
75) 73.3
76) 73.3
77) 41.9
78) 52.3
79) 62.8
80) 146.6
81) 41.9
82) 115.2
83) 104.7
84) 94.2
85) 136.1
86) 125.6
87) 73.3
88) 41.9
89) 94.2
90) 136.1
91) 83.8
92) 104.7
93) 73.3
94) 94.2
95) 104.7
96) 94.2
97) 10.5
98) 115.2
99) 73.3
Missing682 
TOTAL213100.0
102) [IF YES TO OTH_DEG] Please indicate the degree(s), year(s) received, and school(s) - school received D.Min. (OYR_DMN)
TOTAL%
4) Ashland10.5
5) Austin115.3
8) Bethel10.5
11) Candler10.5
14) Chicago Theo10.5
15) Christian Theo21.0
16) Claremont10.5
17) Colgate Rochester21.0
18) Columbia2210.6
20) Covenant10.5
21) Drew31.4
22) Dubuque21.0
24) Eastern Baptist52.4
25) Eden21.0
30) Fuller178.2
34) Harvard University10.5
39) Lancaster10.5
40) Lexington10.5
41) Louisville Pts104.8
45) McCormick3818.4
53) New York21.0
63) Pittsburgh167.7
65) Princeton115.3
68) San Francisco188.7
71) St Mary's10.5
75) Union-Auburn21.0
76) United Theo Dayton10.5
77) United Theo MN31.4
78) Union VA199.2
81) Vanderbilt31.4
84) Western Theo Sem21.0
99) Other62.9
Missing688 
TOTAL207100.0
103) [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 Checked72993.3
1) Checked526.7
Missing114 
TOTAL781100.0
104) [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%
63) 11.9
64) 23.8
66) 23.8
69) 11.9
70) 23.8
72) 23.8
73) 11.9
74) 35.8
76) 47.7
77) 11.9
78) 11.9
79) 11.9
80) 11.9
81) 23.8
82) 35.8
83) 35.8
84) 11.9
86) 23.8
87) 35.8
90) 23.8
91) 35.8
92) 23.8
93) 11.9
94) 35.8
95) 11.9
97) 23.8
99) 23.8
Missing843 
TOTAL52100.0
105) [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 Divinity11.9
16) Claremont11.9
18) Columbia11.9
21) Drew11.9
22) Dubuque11.9
23) Duke University47.7
34) Harvard University11.9
45) McCormick11.9
63) Pittsburgh11.9
65) Princeton35.8
68) San Francisco11.9
74) Trinity Evangelical11.9
75) Union-Auburn11.9
78) Union VA59.6
79) University of Notre Dame11.9
81) Vanderbilt23.8
88) Yale23.8
99) Other2446.2
Missing843 
TOTAL52100.0
106) [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 Checked76197.1
1) Checked232.9
Missing111 
TOTAL784100.0
107) [IF YES TO OTH_DEG] Please indicate the degree(s), year(s) received, and school(s) - year received other degree (OSCH_OTH)
TOTAL%
55) 14.3
60) 14.3
64) 14.3
67) 14.3
71) 14.3
74) 14.3
76) 14.3
78) 14.3
79) 14.3
81) 28.7
84) 28.7
86) 14.3
90) 313.0
91) 14.3
93) 14.3
94) 14.3
95) 28.7
98) 14.3
Missing872 
TOTAL23100.0
108) [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
38) Johnson C Smith14.2
53) New York14.2
65) Princeton312.5
71) St Marys14.2
78) Union VA14.2
99) Other1666.7
Missing871 
TOTAL24100.0
109) What is the highest level of formal education you have attained besides your theological or Christian education training? (HIGH_DEG)
TOTAL%
2) Completed high school30.3
3) Some college20.2
4) College graduate52560.8
5) Some graduate work13415.5
6) Graduate degree20023.1
Missing31 
TOTAL864100.0
110) What category(-ies) below describes your current paid employment? (Check all that apply) - First response (EMP_CAT1)
TOTAL%
1) Pastor in a congregation72282.1
2) Non-parish job or ministry13114.9
3) Unemployed80.9
4) Retired from active ministry182.0
Missing16 
TOTAL879100.0
111) What category(-ies) below describes your current paid employment? (Check all that apply) - Second response (EMP_CAT2)
TOTAL%
2) Non-parish job3386.8
4) Retired from active ministry513.2
Missing857 
TOTAL38100.0
112) 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-time63087.7
2) Part-time8812.3
Missing177 
TOTAL718100.0
113) [IF PART-TIME FOR VARIABLE PSTRTIME] specify hours per week. (PSTRPART)
TOTAL%
1) 22.3
2) 22.3
5) 22.3
8) 11.1
10) 78.0
11) 11.1
12) 22.3
14) 33.4
15) 89.2
16) 22.3
17) 11.1
18) 22.3
20) 1112.6
22) 11.1
23) 11.1
24) 910.3
25) 66.9
27) 11.1
28) 44.6
30) 910.3
32) 11.1
33) 11.1
34) 11.1
35) 44.6
39) 11.1
40) 33.4
50) 11.1
Missing808 
TOTAL87100.0
114) 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 Pastor31242.8
2) Senior Pastor17123.5
3) Asst-Asso Pastor15421.1
4) Co-Pastor294.0
5) Stated-Temp Supply202.7
6) Designated Pastor40.5
7) Interim Pastor233.2
8) Tentmaker30.4
9) Paid Parish Associate71.0
10) Other60.8
Missing166 
TOTAL729100.0
115) 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 Pastor57.4
2) Senior Pastor1319.1
3) Asst Asso Pastor57.4
5) Stated-Temp Supply2435.3
6) Designated Pastor45.9
7) Interim Pastor1116.2
8) Tentmaker22.9
9) Paid Parish Associate11.5
10) Other34.4
Missing827 
TOTAL68100.0
116) 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) One68294.6
2) Two or more395.4
Missing174 
TOTAL721100.0
117) [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%
2) 2976.3
3) 615.8
4) 12.6
5) 12.6
7) 12.6
Missing857 
TOTAL38100.0
118) [IF "TWO OR MORE" TO PSTRNUM1] Are some or all of these congregations yoked as a larger parish? (PSTRYOKE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1639.0
2) No2561.0
Missing854 
TOTAL41100.0
119) What is the approximate membership of the congregation(s) you serve? Write the combined membership if you serve two or more. (CONGMEMB)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL7162402.25344200
120) 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-time14071.1
2) Part-time5728.9
Missing698 
TOTAL197100.0
121) 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) 11.8
5) 47.1
6) 47.1
7) 11.8
8) 47.1
9) 11.8
10) 916.1
12) 35.4
15) 23.6
16) 35.4
20) 47.1
24) 23.6
25) 47.1
28) 11.8
30) 712.5
32) 11.8
35) 11.8
37) 11.8
40) 11.8
50) 11.8
99) 11.8
Missing839 
TOTAL56100.0
122) 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 instit4122.3
2) Chaplain4122.3
3) Missionary31.6
4) National staff2513.6
5) Staff ecumenical84.3
6) Professional pastoral counselor105.4
7) Other employment5630.4
Missing711 
TOTAL184100.0
123) 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 instit15.3
2) Chaplain315.8
5) Staff ecumenical210.5
6) Professional pastoral counselor315.8
7) Other employment1052.6
Missing876 
TOTAL19100.0
124) 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) Military63.1
2) Civilian84.1
3) Elementary/middle/high school126.2
4) College/university2412.3
5) Seminary/theo school136.7
6) Hospital/med fac3015.4
7) Church/religious body4020.5
8) Other non-profit2713.8
9) For-profit2211.3
10) Other136.7
Missing700 
TOTAL195100.0
125) 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 school16.3
5) Seminary/theo school16.3
7) Church/religious body318.8
8) Other non-profit318.8
9) For-Profit425.0
10) Other425.0
Missing879 
TOTAL16100.0
126) 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) Yes7238.1
2) No11761.9
Missing706 
TOTAL189100.0
127) How old were you when you first became a member of a Presbyterian church? (HOWOLD)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL87221.68720
128) When you were growing up, say ages 10 to 12, how active were your parents in church? (PAR_ACTV)
TOTAL%
1) Very active48255.1
2) Generally active14616.7
3) Somewhat active839.5
4) Not very active637.2
5) Not active at all9811.2
6) Don't know30.3
Missing20 
TOTAL875100.0
129) 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) Baptist606.9
2) Disciples of Christ30.3
3) Episcopal141.6
4) Lutheran151.7
5) Methodist526.0
6) Presbyterian55964.5
7) Other Presbyterian141.6
8) Reformed161.8
9) Roman Catholic273.1
10) UCC232.7
11) Independent/non-denom263.0
12) Other485.5
13) None20.2
70) Other70.8
Missing29 
TOTAL866100.0
130) 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) Yes21024.5
2) No64775.5
Missing38 
TOTAL857100.0
131) [IF YES TO RELPAST] How many relatives are currently serving the church in full-time paid positions? (RELPAST2)
TOTAL%
0) 10.5
1) 12657.3
2) 6429.1
3) 146.4
4) 62.7
5) 52.3
6) 10.5
7) 20.9
10) 10.5
Missing675 
TOTAL220100.0
132) [IF YES TO RELPAST] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - My father (DADPAST)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked76197.6
1) Checked192.4
Missing115 
TOTAL780100.0
133) [IF YES TO RELPAST] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - My mother (MOMPAST)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked77699.5
1) Checked40.5
Missing115 
TOTAL780100.0
134) [IF YES TO RELPAST] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - My grandfather (GDADPAST)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked77799.7
1) Checked20.3
Missing116 
TOTAL779100.0
135) [IF YES TO RELPAST] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - My grandmother (GMOMPAST)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked77899.9
1) Checked10.1
Missing116 
TOTAL779100.0
136) [IF YES TO RELPAST] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - My son (SONPAST)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked77198.8
1) Checked91.2
Missing115 
TOTAL780100.0
137) [IF YES TO RELPAST] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - My daughter (DAUGPAST)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked77399.1
1) Checked70.9
Missing115 
TOTAL780100.0
138) [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 Checked72192.1
1) Checked627.9
Missing112 
TOTAL783100.0
139) [IF YES TO RELPAST] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - Other (OTHPAST)
TOTAL%
0) All Other63680.1
1) Grandchild50.6
2) Distant ancestor30.4
3) Aunt/Uncle192.4
4) Niece/nephew111.4
5) Cousin425.3
8) Spouse324.0
9) In-law465.8
Missing101 
TOTAL794100.0
140) 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) Yes29636.5
2) No51663.5
Missing83 
TOTAL812100.0
141) [IF YES TO RELCRCH] How many relatives in the past served the church in full-time paid positions? (Approximate number) (RELCRCH2)
TOTAL%
1) 16157.7
2) 6121.9
3) 279.7
4) 145.0
5) 93.2
6) 20.7
7) 10.4
8) 20.7
10) 10.4
15) 10.4
Missing616 
TOTAL279100.0
142) [IF YES TO RELCRCH] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - My father (DADCRCH)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked71391.5
1) Checked668.5
Missing116 
TOTAL779100.0
143) [IF YES TO RELCRCH] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - My mother (MOMCRCH)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked76096.3
1) Checked293.7
Missing106 
TOTAL789100.0
144) [IF YES TO RELCRCH] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - My grandfather (GDADCRCH)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked71891.7
1) Checked658.3
Missing112 
TOTAL783100.0
145) [IF YES TO RELCRCH] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - My grandmother (GMOMCRCH)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked77097.6
1) Checked192.4
Missing106 
TOTAL789100.0
146) [IF YES TO RELCRCH] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - My son (SONCRCH)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked77399.2
1) Checked60.8
Missing116 
TOTAL779100.0
147) [IF YES TO RELCRCH] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - My daughter (DAUGCRCH)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked77799.6
1) Checked30.4
Missing115 
TOTAL780100.0
148) [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 Checked75797.2
1) Checked222.8
Missing116 
TOTAL779100.0
149) [IF YES TO RELCRCH] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - Other (OTHCRCH)
TOTAL%
0) All other62277.5
1) Grandchild10.1
2) Distant ancestor8010.0
3) Aunt/uncle678.3
4) Niece/nephew10.1
5) Cousin101.2
8) Spouse50.6
9) In-law172.1
Missing92 
TOTAL803100.0
150) Which of the following terms best describes your current stand on theological issues? (LIB_CONS)
TOTAL%
1) Very conservative283.2
2) Conservative20323.4
3) Moderate34840.1
4) Liberal23627.2
5) Very Liberal526.0
Missing28 
TOTAL867100.0
151) Do you believe that some or all of the Bible was inspired by God? (INSP_GOD)
TOTAL%
1) Yes82798.3
2) No141.7
Missing54 
TOTAL841100.0
152) [IF YES TO INSP_GOD] How much of what the Bible contains do you believe was inspired by God? (INSPMUCH)
TOTAL%
1) All of it55365.8
2) Almost all of it10712.7
3) Most of it12114.4
4) Some of it465.5
5) Only a very small amount20.2
6) Not sure111.3
Missing55 
TOTAL840100.0
153) 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 world151.8
2) Is a true account of how God created the world47956.6
3) Reflects human feelings about how the world might have been created35341.7
Missing48 
TOTAL847100.0
154) 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.9310.9
2) The Bible is without error of any kind in spiritual matters, but there are problems in other areas such as science and history45453.3
3) The Bible contains errors in both spiritual and secular matters30535.8
Missing43 
TOTAL852100.0
155) 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 Agree242.7
2) Agree546.1
3) Not sure263.0
4) Disagree44550.5
5) Strongly Disagree33237.7
Missing14 
TOTAL881100.0
156) 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 Agree171.9
2) Agree738.3
3) Not sure505.7
4) Disagree36441.4
5) Strongly Disagree37642.7
Missing15 
TOTAL880100.0
157) 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 Agree67677.1
2) Agree15117.2
3) Not sure404.6
4) Disagree80.9
5) Strongly Disagree20.2
Missing18 
TOTAL877100.0
158) 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 Agree37342.5
2) Agree22025.1
3) Not sure606.8
4) Disagree17820.3
5) Strongly Disagree475.4
Missing17 
TOTAL878100.0
159) 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 Agree14216.3
2) Agree12914.8
3) Not sure13915.9
4) Disagree27331.3
5) Strongly Disagree18921.7
Missing23 
TOTAL872100.0
160) 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 Agree52559.7
2) Agree34238.9
3) Not sure20.2
4) Disagree70.8
5) Strongly Disagree30.3
Missing16 
TOTAL879100.0
161) Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with the following statement. - The Devil (Satan) really exists. (DEVL_XST)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly Agree24828.4
2) Agree23326.7
3) Not sure12514.3
4) Disagree17219.7
5) Strongly Disagree9410.8
Missing23 
TOTAL872100.0
162) 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 Agree29634.0
2) Agree22926.3
3) Not sure17620.2
4) Disagree11713.4
5) Strongly Disagree536.1
Missing24 
TOTAL871100.0
163) 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 daily44150.1
2) Several times a week27230.9
3) Weekly9110.3
4) Several times a month485.4
5) Once a month131.5
6) Several times a year131.5
7) Once a year or less20.2
8) Never10.1
Missing14 
TOTAL881100.0
164) 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 daily667.5
2) Several times a week17319.7
3) Weekly26329.9
4) Several times a month11613.2
5) Once a month445.0
6) Several times a year12614.3
7) Once a year or less465.2
8) Never455.1
Missing16 
TOTAL879100.0
165) 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 daily202.3
2) Several times a week10812.4
3) Weekly38644.2
4) Several times a month9510.9
5) Once a month667.6
6) Several times a year10211.7
7) Once a year or less546.2
8) Never424.8
Missing22 
TOTAL873100.0
166) Approximately how frequently do you engage in the following activity? (Check one box on each line) - Pray privately (OFT_PPRI)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/almost daily75585.9
2) Several times a week869.8
3) Weekly171.9
4) Several times a month101.1
5) Once a month50.6
6) Several times a year40.5
8) Never20.2
Missing16 
TOTAL879100.0
167) 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 daily42448.1
2) Several times a week24127.4
3) Weekly10912.4
4) Several times a month414.7
5) Once a month111.2
6) Several times a year293.3
7) Once a year or less91.0
8) Never171.9
Missing14 
TOTAL881100.0
168) 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 daily343.9
2) Several times a week586.7
3) Weekly24628.2
4) Several times a month799.1
5) Once a month728.3
6) Several times a year15317.5
7) Once a year or less9410.8
8) Never13615.6
Missing23 
TOTAL872100.0
169) Do you believe that Jesus will return to earth some day? (JES_RTRN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes64074.6
2) No8810.3
3) Not Sure13015.2
Missing37 
TOTAL858100.0
170) [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 200030.4
2) About as likely in 2000 as in any other year49068.8
3) Less likely in 2000314.4
4) No opinion18826.4
Missing183 
TOTAL712100.0
171) Do you currently have plans for this coming New Year's Eve (Dec. 31, 1999)? (PLAN_NYR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes35440.6
2) No51759.4
Missing24 
TOTAL871100.0
172) [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) Yes23450.0
2) No23450.0
Missing427 
TOTAL468100.0
173) [IF YES TO PLAN_NYR] What do you plan to do? - First response (PLAN_DO1)
TOTAL%
1) Nothing special/stay at home197.3
2) Spend time with family197.3
3) Party4316.6
4) Work62.3
5) Attend church14756.8
6) Vacation/travel145.4
9) Undecided/Not sure114.2
Missing636 
TOTAL259100.0
174) [IF YES TO PLAN_NYR] What do you plan to do? - Second response (PLAN_DO2)
TOTAL%
4) Work125.0
5) Attend church375.0
Missing891 
TOTAL4100.0
175) 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, definitely13615.6
2) Yes, probably9911.4
3) No, probably not31335.9
4) No, definitely not11913.6
5) Don't know20523.5
Missing23 
TOTAL872100.0
176) What sort of disruptions, if any, do you think the Y2K computer problem will cause in early 2000 - in U.S. society generally? (Y2KSOCI)
TOTAL%
2) Major121.4
3) Minor45351.5
4) Very minor33838.4
5) None at all505.7
6) No opinion273.1
Missing15 
TOTAL880100.0
177) 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) Major91.0
3) Minor39244.7
4) Very minor37342.6
5) None at all778.8
6) No opinion252.9
Missing19 
TOTAL876100.0
178) 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) Major60.7
3) Minor19021.7
4) Very minor31235.6
5) None at all34339.1
6) No opinion263.0
Missing18 
TOTAL877100.0
179) 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) Major40.5
3) Minor22425.5
4) Very minor38644.0
5) None at all24227.6
6) No opinion202.3
Missing18 
TOTAL877100.0
180) What is your sex? (SEX2)
TOTAL%
1) Female20923.7
2) Male67276.3
Missing14 
TOTAL881100.0
181) What is your present age? (AGE2)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL87850.9549
182) Which of the categories below most closely describes the place in which you currently live? (HOME)
TOTAL%
1) In open country, but not a farm576.5
2) On a farm60.7
3) In a small city or town (under 50,000)26430.1
4) In a medium-size city (50,000-250,000)13114.9
5) In a suburb near a medium-size city718.1
6) In a large city (over 250,000)15117.2
7) In a suburb near a large city19722.5
Missing18 
TOTAL877100.0
183) What is your present marital status? (MAR_STAT)
TOTAL%
1) Married77989.0
2) Not married9611.0
Missing20 
TOTAL875100.0
184) If not currently married, have you ever been married? (MAR_EVER)
TOTAL%
1) Never married4443.6
2) Yes, now widowed1211.9
3) Yes, now divorced4443.6
4) Both widowed and divorced11.0
Missing794 
TOTAL101100.0
185) 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 school20.3
4) High school diploma172.2
5) Some college8411.1
6) Graduated from college21127.9
7) Some grad work9512.6
8) Grad degree34745.9
Missing139 
TOTAL756100.0
186) If currently married, have you ever had a previous marriage (or marriages)? (PREV_MAR)
TOTAL%
1) No64783.1
2) Yes, was widowed60.8
3) Yes, was divorced12415.9
4) Both widowed and divorced20.3
Missing116 
TOTAL779100.0
187) Please indicate your employment status and, if married, the employment of your spouse. - Employment status of spouse, first response (SPOUEMP1)
TOTAL%
1) Employed full-time38049.7
2) Employed part-time14418.8
3) Self-employed526.8
4) Unemployed233.0
5) Retired547.1
6) Full-time homemaker9812.8
7) Student91.2
8) Other50.7
Missing130 
TOTAL765100.0
188) Please indicate your employment status and, if married, the employment of your spouse. - Employment status of spouse, second response (SPOUEMP2)
TOTAL%
1) Employed full-time11.2
2) Employed part-time56.1
3) Self-employed1720.7
4) Unemployed33.7
5) Retired78.5
6) Full-time homemaker3340.2
7) Student1113.4
8) Other56.1
Missing813 
TOTAL82100.0
189) 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
TOTAL59038.91716
190) 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) Baptist8310.8
2) Disciples of Christ101.3
3) Episcopalian374.8
4) Lutheran354.5
5) Methodist8811.4
6) Presbyterian31640.9
7) Other Presbyterian192.5
8) Reformed172.2
9) Roman Catholic577.4
10) United Church of Christ283.6
11) Independent non-denom233.0
12) Other597.6
Missing123 
TOTAL772100.0
191) 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) Episcopal40.5
4) Lutheran60.8
5) Methodist71.0
6) Presbyterian68693.7
7) Other Presbyterian20.3
9) Roman Catholic101.4
10) United Church of Christ50.7
11) Independent non-denom40.5
12) Other81.1
Missing163 
TOTAL732100.0
192) How often does your husband or wife attend Sunday worship at your congregation? (SPOUWORS)
TOTAL%
1) Never182.3
2) Less than once a year70.9
3) Once or twice a year192.5
4) Several times a year273.5
5) Once a month273.5
6) 2-3 times a month334.3
7) Nearly every week16321.1
8) Every week48062.0
Missing121 
TOTAL774100.0
193) Is your husband or wife a member of the same congregation which you serve or attend? (SPOUCONG)
TOTAL%
1) Yes57774.7
2) No19525.3
Missing123 
TOTAL772100.0
194) Is your husband or wife an ordained minister? (SPOUMIN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes10513.5
2) No67386.5
Missing117 
TOTAL778100.0
195) 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 me2623.4
2) Pastoral position at other PCUSA Church3733.3
3) Staff of Presbytery, synod, or GA21.8
4) Serves another PCUSA instit54.5
5) Pastoral position other congreg65.4
6) Church-related non-parish min32.7
7) Secular job1311.7
8) Other1917.1
Missing784 
TOTAL111100.0
196) 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 Church114.3
3) Staff of a presby, synod, or GA228.6
7) Secular job228.6
8) Other228.6
Missing888 
TOTAL7100.0
197) How many children do you have? (If none, write 0.) Include any legally adopted children; exclude stepchildren unless legally adopted. (NO_KIDS)
TOTAL%
0) None12013.8
1) 19110.5
2) 236942.5
3) 318721.5
4) 4738.4
5) 5222.5
6) 630.3
7) 720.2
8) 810.1
Missing27 
TOTAL868100.0
198) Generally speaking, do you think of yourself as a Democrat, Independent, Republican, or other? (DEM_REP)
TOTAL%
1) Democrat49256.2
2) Independent15417.6
3) Republican21224.2
4) Other161.8
8) Natural Law10.1
Missing20 
TOTAL875100.0
199) 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.788.9
2) Two of us37743.0
3) Three of us18120.6
4) Four of us16218.5
5) Five of us617.0
6) Six of us151.7
7) Seven or more of us30.3
Missing18 
TOTAL877100.0
200) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are - under six years of age? (HH_UNDR6)
TOTAL%
0) None18865.1
1) 17325.3
2) 2258.7
3) 310.3
4) 420.7
Missing606 
TOTAL289100.0
201) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are - 6-12 years of age? (HH_6-12)
TOTAL%
0) None18653.6
1) 110229.4
2) 24813.8
3) 3113.2
Missing548 
TOTAL347100.0
202) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are - 13-17 years of age? (HH_13-17)
TOTAL%
0) None17244.6
1) 116141.7
2) 24912.7
3) 341.0
Missing509 
TOTAL386100.0
203) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are - 18-24 years of age? (HH_18-24)
TOTAL%
0) None18469.4
1) 16123.0
2) 2207.5
Missing630 
TOTAL265100.0
204) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are - 25 years of age and over? (HH_25UP)
TOTAL%
0) None161.9
1) 1829.8
2) 269783.3
3) 3364.3
4) 460.7
Missing58 
TOTAL837100.0
205) 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 adult738.4
2) Single parent131.5
3) Married no kids35140.6
4) Married with kids39345.4
5) Some other arrangement (Please describe your household here)354.0
Missing30 
TOTAL865100.0
206) Is the home in which you currently live: (HOM_NOW)
TOTAL%
1) Rented by you677.7
2) Owned by you clear657.4
3) Owned with mortgage57966.2
4) Owned by your congregation14416.5
5) Other192.2
Missing21 
TOTAL874100.0
207) Where did you live five years ago, in October 1994? (HOM_94)
TOTAL%
1) Same house45351.4
2) Diff house, same county9811.1
3) Diff county, same state9010.2
4) Diff state23226.3
5) Diff country91.0
Missing13 
TOTAL882100.0
208) 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
TOTAL87333.44217
209) What is your race of origin? (Check all that apply) - First response (RACE1)
TOTAL%
1) White84095.5
2) Black80.9
3) Indian30.3
4) Asian151.7
5) Hispanic131.5
6) Some other race10.1
Missing15 
TOTAL880100.0
210) What is your race of origin? (Check all that apply) - Second response (RACE2)
TOTAL%
3) Indian850.0
4) Asian212.5
5) Hispanic212.5
6) Some other race425.0
Missing879 
TOTAL16100.0
211) Which of these categories best describes your total family income from all sources, before taxes, during 1998? (If you live alone, or with non-relatives, answer in terms of your own personal income.) (HH_INCOM)
TOTAL%
2) $10K-14,99910.1
3) $15K-19,99960.7
4) $20K-29,999333.8
5) $30K-39,9999210.5
6) $40K-49,99911913.6
7) $50K-59,99912614.4
8) $60K-69,99912013.7
9) $70K-79,9999811.2
10) $80K-89,999809.2
11) $90K-99,999657.4
12) $100K-124,999758.6
13) $125K-149,999283.2
14) $150K+313.5
Missing21 
TOTAL874100.0
212) 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
TOTAL8594199.9696742
213) 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
TOTAL6051452.4587224
214) 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
TOTAL770887.1227209
215) 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) $015618.2
2) $1-5011413.3
3) $51-1009110.6
4) $101-50023427.3
5) $501-10009811.4
6) $1001-2000566.5
7) $2001+10712.5
Missing39 
TOTAL856100.0
216) 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) $0333.8
2) $1-5010211.7
3) $51-10014316.5
4) $101-50036942.5
5) $501-100011513.2
6) $1001-2000536.1
7) $2001 or more\$2001+L546.2
Missing26 
TOTAL869100.0
217) [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) 14.0
2) 14.0
3) 312.0
4) 14.0
5) 28.0
6) 14.0
7) 416.0
8) 28.0
10) 416.0
12) 28.0
13) 14.0
15) 14.0
17) 14.0
20) 14.0
Missing870 
TOTAL25100.0
218) I-GENDER: What is your sex? (for use with online analysis) (I-GENDER)
TOTAL%
1) Female20923.7
2) Male67276.3
Missing14 
TOTAL881100.0
219) I-MARITAL: What is your present marital status? (for use with online analysis) (I-MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Married77989.0
2) Not married9611.0
Missing20 
TOTAL875100.0
220) 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) Democrat49256.2
2) Independent15417.6
3) Republican21224.2
4) Other161.8
8) Natural Law10.1
Missing20 
TOTAL875100.0
221) I-RACE: What is your race of origin? (Check all that apply) - First response (for use with online analysis) (I-RACE)
TOTAL%
1) White84095.5
2) Black80.9
3) Indian30.3
4) Asian151.7
5) Hispanic131.5
6) Some other race10.1
Missing15 
TOTAL880100.0
222) I-AGE: What is your present age? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-AGE)
TOTAL%
1) Less than 4010011.4
2) 40-4930434.6
3) 50-6441146.8
4) 65+637.2
Missing17 
TOTAL878100.0
223) 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 $20K70.8
2) $20K-49,99924427.9
3) $50K-99,99948955.9
4) $100K+13415.3
Missing21 
TOTAL874100.0