Presbyterian Panel Survey, November 2001 -- September 11 and Other Topics, Elders

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All frequencies are raw numbers (no weights used).
1) Panel Identification Number (NEWCODE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL53850572.099335
2) Please tell us how you felt in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks on September 11. Below is a list of problems that people sometimes have after experiencing a traumatic event. Please read each one carefully and check the box that best describes how often that problem bothered you in the weeks immediately after September 11. - Having upsetting thoughts or images about what happened that came into your head when you didn't want them to. (FELT9111)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all18936.2
2) Once6712.8
3) Half the time19637.5
4) More times/almost always519.8
5) Don't remember193.6
Missing16 
TOTAL522100.0
3) Please tell us how you felt in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks on September 11. Below is a list of problems that people sometimes have after experiencing a traumatic event. Please read each one carefully and check the box that best describes how often that problem bothered you in the weeks immediately after September 11. - Having bad dreams or nightmares about what happened. (FELT9112)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all44584.1
2) Once397.4
3) Half the time305.7
4) More times/almost always40.8
5) Don't remember112.1
Missing9 
TOTAL529100.0
4) Please tell us how you felt in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks on September 11. Below is a list of problems that people sometimes have after experiencing a traumatic event. Please read each one carefully and check the box that best describes how often that problem bothered you in the weeks immediately after September 11. - Reliving what happened, acting or feeling as if it were happening again. (FELT9113)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all37270.7
2) Once5510.5
3) Half the time8416.0
4) More times/almost always112.1
5) Don't remember40.8
Missing12 
TOTAL526100.0
5) Please tell us how you felt in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks on September 11. Below is a list of problems that people sometimes have after experiencing a traumatic event. Please read each one carefully and check the box that best describes how often that problem bothered you in the weeks immediately after September 11. - Feeling very emotionally upset when you were reminded of what happened (for example, feeling scared, angry, sad, guilty,etc.). (FELT9114)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all15128.7
2) Once7013.3
3) Half the time19937.8
4) More times/almost always10119.2
5) Don't remember61.1
Missing11 
TOTAL527100.0
6) Please tell us how you felt in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks on September 11. Below is a list of problems that people sometimes have after experiencing a traumatic event. Please read each one carefully and check the box that best describes how often that problem bothered you in the weeks immediately after September 11. - Experiencing physical reactions when you were reminded of what happened (for example, breaking out in a sweat, heart beating fast). (FELT9115)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all43482.2
2) Once346.4
3) Half the time428.0
4) More times/almost always71.3
5) Don't remember112.1
Missing10 
TOTAL528100.0
7) Please tell us how you felt in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks on September 11. Below is a list of problems that people sometimes have after experiencing a traumatic event. Please read each one carefully and check the box that best describes how often that problem bothered you in the weeks immediately after September 11. - Trying not to think about, talk about, or have feelings about what happened. (FELT9116)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all33665.1
2) Once234.5
3) Half the time11622.5
4) More times/almost always285.4
5) Don't remember132.5
Missing22 
TOTAL516100.0
8) Please tell us how you felt in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks on September 11. Below is a list of problems that people sometimes have after experiencing a traumatic event. Please read each one carefully and check the box that best describes how often that problem bothered you in the weeks immediately after September 11. - Trying to avoid activities, people, or places that remind you of what happened. (FELT9117)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all46288.5
2) Once183.4
3) Half the time377.1
4) More times/almost always51.0
Missing16 
TOTAL522100.0
9) Please tell us how you felt in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks on September 11. Below is a list of problems that people sometimes have after experiencing a traumatic event. Please read each one carefully and check the box that best describes how often that problem bothered you in the weeks immediately after September 11. - Not being able to remember an important part of what happened. (FELT9118)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all49194.2
2) Once81.5
3) Half the time91.7
5) Don't remember132.5
Missing17 
TOTAL521100.0
10) Please tell us how you felt in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks on September 11. Below is a list of problems that people sometimes have after experiencing a traumatic event. Please read each one carefully and check the box that best describes how often that problem bothered you in the weeks immediately after September 11. - Having much less interest [in] or participating much less often in important activities. (FELT9119)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all39875.7
2) Once478.9
3) Half the time6312.0
4) More times/almost always101.9
5) Don't remember81.5
Missing12 
TOTAL526100.0
11) In the weeks following September 11th, compared to the period right before that date, did you feel more distant or more cut off from people around you? (FEELDIST)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, much more61.1
2) Yes, a bit more5510.3
3) No change47488.6
Missing3 
TOTAL535100.0
12) In the weeks following September 11th, compared to the period right before that date, did you feel more emotionally numb (for example, being unable to cry or unable to have loving feelings)? (FEELNUMB)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, much more122.3
2) Yes, a bit more8115.2
3) No change43982.5
Missing6 
TOTAL532100.0
13) In the weeks following September 11th, compared to the period right before that date, did you feel more as if future plans or hopes will not come true (for example, will have no career, marriage, children, or long life)? (FEELHOPE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, much more142.6
2) Yes, a bit more13826.0
3) No change37871.3
Missing8 
TOTAL530100.0
14) In the weeks following September 11th, compared to the period right before that date, did you have more trouble falling asleep? (FEELSLEP)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, much more112.1
2) Yes, a bit more10319.4
3) No change41778.5
Missing7 
TOTAL531100.0
15) In the weeks following September 11th, compared to the period right before that date, did you feel more irritable or have more fits of anger? (FEELANGR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, much more112.1
2) Yes, a bit more9818.6
3) No change41779.3
Missing12 
TOTAL526100.0
16) In the weeks following September 11th, compared to the period right before that date, did you have more trouble concentrating (for example, drifting in and out of conversations, losing track of a story on television, forgetting what you read)? (FEELTHNK)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, much more142.6
2) Yes, a bit more13725.8
3) No change38171.6
Missing6 
TOTAL532100.0
17) In the weeks following September 11th, compared to the period right before that date, did you find yourself more over-alert (for example, checking to see who is around you, being uncomfortable with your back to a door, etc.)? (FEELALRT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, much more427.9
2) Yes, a bit more15428.9
3) No change33663.2
Missing6 
TOTAL532100.0
18) In the weeks following September 11th, compared to the period right before that date, did you find yourself more jumpy or more easily startled (for example, when someone walks up behind you)? (FEELJUMP)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, much more142.6
2) Yes, a bit more8015.1
3) No change43682.3
Missing8 
TOTAL530100.0
19) In the weeks following September 11th, compared to the period right before that date, did you have more periods of upset stomach or occasional trembling? (FEELSICK)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, much more40.8
2) Yes, a bit more346.4
3) No change49492.9
Missing6 
TOTAL532100.0
20) In the weeks following September 11th, compared to the period right before that date, did you have more cravings for starchy foods or sweet treats? (FEELSWET)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, much more183.4
2) Yes, a bit more6913.0
3) No change44483.6
Missing7 
TOTAL531100.0
21) In the weeks following September 11th, compared to the period right before that date, did you find yourself more emotional (for example, crying more easily)? (FEELEMOT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, much more305.6
2) Yes, a bit more13625.5
3) No change36768.9
Missing5 
TOTAL533100.0
22) Overall, how stressful or distressing to you were the events of September 11th in the days immediately after the attacks? Check a number between 1 and 10, where "10" is the most stressful you can ever imagine, and "1" is the least stressful you can ever imagine. (STRTH911)
TOTAL%
1) Least stressful132.5
2) 2244.6
3) 36612.6
4) 45911.3
5) In the middle7013.4
6) 66211.9
7) 78215.7
8) 89317.8
9) 9214.0
10) Most stressful326.1
Missing16 
TOTAL522100.0
23) Overall, how stressful or distressing to you are the events of September 11th now? Check a number between 1 and 10, where "10" is the most stressful you can ever imagine, and "1" is the least stressful you can ever imagine. (STRNW911)
TOTAL%
1) Least stressful346.5
2) 26312.0
3) 38616.3
4) 48115.4
5) In the middle8816.7
6) 67213.7
7) 7529.9
8) 8356.7
9) 971.3
10) Most stressful81.5
Missing12 
TOTAL526100.0
24) In the wake of what happened on September 11th, to what extent have you felt closer to God? (WAKCLOSR)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all8516.0
2) Some21640.6
3) Quite a bit14326.9
4) A great deal8816.5
Missing6 
TOTAL532100.0
25) In the wake of what happened on September 11th, to what extent have you felt closer to your church? (WAKCHRCH)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all11321.2
2) Some21139.6
3) Quite a bit13926.1
4) A great deal7013.1
Missing5 
TOTAL533100.0
26) In the wake of what happened on September 11th, to what extent have you felt closer to your family? (WAKFAMLY)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all5710.8
2) Some16731.6
3) Quite a bit16330.8
4) A great deal14226.8
Missing9 
TOTAL529100.0
27) In the wake of what happened on September 11th, to what extent have you felt closer to friends? (WAKFRNDS)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all8716.4
2) Some20138.0
3) Quite a bit14427.2
4) A great deal9718.3
Missing9 
TOTAL529100.0
28) In the wake of what happened on September 11th, to what extent have you had doubts about God's existence? (WAKDOUBT)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all50394.0
2) Some244.5
3) Quite a bit40.7
4) A great deal40.7
Missing3 
TOTAL535100.0
29) In the wake of what happened on September 11th, to what extent have you wondered why God permits evil? (WAKEVIL)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all32060.4
2) Some17633.2
3) Quite a bit244.5
4) A great deal101.9
Missing8 
TOTAL530100.0
30) In the wake of what happened on September 11th, to what extent have you looked to God for strength, support, and guidance? (WAKSTRNT)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all366.8
2) Some10920.5
3) Quite a bit20338.2
4) A great deal18334.5
Missing7 
TOTAL531100.0
31) In the wake of what happened on September 11th, to what extent have you felt angry at God for letting this problem happen? (WAKANGRY)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all44584.0
2) Some7213.6
3) Quite a bit81.5
4) A great deal50.9
Missing8 
TOTAL530100.0
32) In the wake of what happened on September 11th, to what extent have you prayed more often than usual? (WAKPRAY)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all10720.1
2) Some26048.8
3) Quite a bit11020.6
4) A great deal5610.5
Missing5 
TOTAL533100.0
33) In the wake of what happened on September 11th, to what extent have you attended church more often than usual? (WAKATCHR)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all41278.5
2) Some8215.6
3) Quite a bit132.5
4) A great deal183.4
Missing13 
TOTAL525100.0
34) In the wake of what happened on September 11th, to what extent have you sought time with family and friends more often than usual? (WAKFTIME)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all22842.9
2) Some22041.4
3) Quite a bit6311.8
4) A great deal213.9
Missing6 
TOTAL532100.0
35) In the wake of what happened on September 11th, to what extent have you cancelled any upcoming trips? (WAKTRIP)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all43081.3
2) Some7013.2
3) Quite a bit132.5
4) A great deal163.0
Missing9 
TOTAL529100.0
36) In the wake of what happened on September 11th, to what extent have you felt your personal sense of safety and security has been threatened? (WAKSECTY)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all16430.8
2) Some26349.3
3) Quite a bit7814.6
4) A great deal285.3
Missing5 
TOTAL533100.0
37) In the wake of what happened on September 11th, to what extent have you worried that you might become a victim of terrorism? (WAKVCTIM)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all27652.5
2) Some22342.4
3) Quite a bit214.0
4) A great deal61.1
Missing12 
TOTAL526100.0
38) In the wake of what happened on September 11th, to what extent have you changed aspects of your personal life to try to avoid becoming a victim of terrorism? (WAKCHNGE)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all40475.7
2) Some11721.9
3) Quite a bit101.9
4) A great deal30.6
Missing4 
TOTAL534100.0
39) Has there been an event in the past three months that was more upsetting for you than what happened on September 11th? (MOREUPST)
TOTAL%
1) Yes8415.8
2) No44884.2
Missing6 
TOTAL532100.0
40) In the hours and days following the events of September 11th, did your congregation hold a special worship or prayer service? (PRYRSRVC)
TOTAL%
1) Yes39574.1
2) No11020.6
3) Don't know285.3
Missing5 
TOTAL533100.0
41) Did you attend a special worship or prayer service in the hours and days following the events of September 11th? : No (SPCSRVC1)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked30857.2
1) Checked23042.8
TOTAL538100.0
42) Did you attend a special worship or prayer service in the hours and days following the events of September 11th? : Yes, at my congregation (SPCSRVC2)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked30656.9
1) Checked23243.1
TOTAL538100.0
43) Did you attend a special worship or prayer service in the hours and days following the events of September 11th? : Yes, at another congregation (SPCSRVC3)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked47989.0
1) Checked5911.0
TOTAL538100.0
44) Did you attend a special worship or prayer service in the hours and days following the events of September 11th? : Yes, in another setting (describe:) (SPCSRVC4)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked47187.5
1) Checked468.6
5) Community/neighborhood142.6
6) Workplace61.1
7) Civic club10.2
TOTAL538100.0
45) Did you attend worship in your congregation on Sunday, September 16th? (SEPT16)
TOTAL%
1) No, attended another congregation295.5
2) No, did not attend438.1
3) Yes45686.4
Missing10 
TOTAL528100.0
46) [ASK ONLY IF SEPT16=1 "YES"]Was attendance that Sunday: (ATTND16)
TOTAL%
1) Much more than usual11524.3
2) More than usual18138.2
3) About the same as usual15632.9
4) Less than Usual10.2
5) Don't know214.4
Missing64 
TOTAL474100.0
47) [ASK ONLY IF SEPT16=1 "YES"]Did service include recognition of the US flag? (FLAGRCGN)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked41777.5
1) Checked12122.5
TOTAL538100.0
48) [ASK ONLY IF SEPT16=1 "YES"]Did service include singing patriotic hymns? (PATRHYMN)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked18233.8
1) Checked35666.2
TOTAL538100.0
49) [ASK ONLY IF RESPONDENT IS A PASTOR]Did individuals in your congregation seek you out for conversation, counseling, or consolation regarding the events of September 11th? (COUNSEL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, many did84.3
2) Yes, a few did3418.3
3) Yes, one or two2714.5
4) No11762.9
Missing352 
TOTAL186100.0
50) [ASK ONLY IF RESPONDENT IS A PASTOR]Did you look for any special resources in the wake of September 11th? (SPECRSCS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, worship-related3217.9
2) Yes, education-related2111.7
3) No12670.4
Missing359 
TOTAL179100.0
51) [ASK ONLY IF RESPONDENT IS A PASTOR AND SPECRSCS=1 "YES, WORSHIP-RELATED" OR 2 "YES, EDUCATION-RELATED"]Where did you look for these resources? : The PC(USA) web site (LOCRSCS1)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked53198.7
1) Checked71.3
TOTAL538100.0
52) [ASK ONLY IF RESPONDENT IS A PASTOR AND SPECRSCS=1 "YES, WORSHIP-RELATED" OR 2 "YES, EDUCATION-RELATED"]Where did you look for these resources? : Other web site (LOCRSCS2)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked53098.5
1) Checked81.5
TOTAL538100.0
53) [ASK ONLY IF RESPONDENT IS A PASTOR AND SPECRSCS=1 "YES, WORSHIP-RELATED" OR 2 "YES, EDUCATION-RELATED"]Where did you look for these resources? : PresbyNet (LOCRSCS3)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked53799.8
1) Checked10.2
TOTAL538100.0
54) [ASK ONLY IF RESPONDENT IS A PASTOR AND SPECRSCS=1 "YES, WORSHIP-RELATED" OR 2 "YES, EDUCATION-RELATED"]Where did you look for these resources? : Contacted friends/colleagues (LOCRSCS4)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked50593.9
1) Checked336.1
TOTAL538100.0
55) [ASK ONLY IF RESPONDENT IS A PASTOR AND SPECRSCS=1 "YES, WORSHIP-RELATED" OR 2 "YES, EDUCATION-RELATED"]Where did you look for these resources? : Other (specify) (LOCRSCS5)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked52096.7
1) Checked112.0
6) Bible/Quran/Book of common worship10.2
7) Other books, magazines, or other publications61.1
TOTAL538100.0
56) [ASK ONLY IF RESPONDENT IS A PASTOR AND SPECRSCS=1 "YES, WORSHIP-RELATED" OR 2 "YES, EDUCATION-RELATED"]Did you use any of these resources with your congregation in the days and weeks after September 11th? : Yes, in a worship service (USERSCS1)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked52597.6
1) Checked132.4
TOTAL538100.0
57) [ASK ONLY IF RESPONDENT IS A PASTOR AND SPECRSCS=1 "YES, WORSHIP-RELATED" OR 2 "YES, EDUCATION-RELATED"]Did you use any of these resources with your congregation in the days and weeks after September 11th? : Yes, in a church school class (USERSCS2)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked52597.6
1) Checked132.4
TOTAL538100.0
58) [ASK ONLY IF RESPONDENT IS A PASTOR AND SPECRSCS=1 "YES, WORSHIP-RELATED" OR 2 "YES, EDUCATION-RELATED"]Did you use any of these resources with your congregation in the days and weeks after September 11th? : Yes, in a men's, women's, or youth group (USERSCS3)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked53198.7
1) Checked71.3
TOTAL538100.0
59) [ASK ONLY IF RESPONDENT IS A PASTOR AND SPECRSCS=1 "YES, WORSHIP-RELATED" OR 2 "YES, EDUCATION-RELATED"]Did you use any of these resources with your congregation in the days and weeks after September 11th? : Yes, in another small group (USERSCS4)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked53198.7
1) Checked71.3
TOTAL538100.0
60) Would you personally like to see next year's General Assembly take an official stand on terrorism? (STNDTERR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes22945.2
2) No13426.4
3) Not sure14428.4
Missing31 
TOTAL507100.0
61) Would you personally like to see next year's General Assembly take an official stand on war/military action as a response to terrorist acts? (STNDWAR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes16031.9
2) No18336.5
3) Not sure15831.5
Missing37 
TOTAL501100.0
62) Did you see any of either of these letters sent to Presbyterians? : Yes (LETTERS1)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked45684.8
1) Checked8215.2
TOTAL538100.0
63) Did you see any of either of these letters sent to Presbyterians? : Yes, letter of September 29th from the General Assembly Council (LETTERS2)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked48389.8
1) Checked5510.2
TOTAL538100.0
64) Did you see any of either of these letters sent to Presbyterians? : No (LETTERS3)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked11922.1
1) Checked41977.9
TOTAL538100.0
65) [ASK ONLY IF LETTERS 1, 2, OR 3="YES"]Where did you first read the September 11th letter? (REDLTRS1)
TOTAL%
1) On the Internet108.7
2) In an e-mail97.8
3) In a letter sent to me or the congregation3429.6
4) It was handed out at a meeting I attended32.6
5) In a congregational newsletter87.0
6) In a Sunday worship bulletin76.1
7) Posted on a bulletin board10.9
8) Read to the congregation during worship76.1
9) Other (specify)10.9
10) Did not see letter3530.4
Missing423 
TOTAL115100.0
66) [ASK ONLY IF LETTERS 1, 2, OR 3="YES"]Where did you first read the September 29th letter? (REDLTRS2)
TOTAL%
1) On the Internet910.3
2) In an e-mail44.6
3) In a letter sent to me or the congregation2124.1
4) It was handed out at a meeting I attended44.6
5) In a congregational newsletter66.9
6) In a Sunday worship bulletin44.6
7) Posted on a bulletin board11.1
9) Other (specify)11.1
10) Did not see letter3742.5
Missing451 
TOTAL87100.0
67) Has your congregation done any of these things to assist with relief efforts? : Yes, prayed for victims and their families (RELIEF1)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked468.6
1) Checked49291.4
TOTAL538100.0
68) Has your congregation done any of these things to assist with relief efforts? : Yes, collected money for victims or their families (RELIEF2)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked26348.9
1) Checked27551.1
TOTAL538100.0
69) Has your congregation done any of these things to assist with relief efforts? : Yes, collected other food, clothing, or relief supplies (RELIEF3)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked44482.5
1) Checked9417.5
TOTAL538100.0
70) Has your congregation done any of these things to assist with relief efforts? : Yes, other (specify) (RELIEF4)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked51195.0
1) Checked193.5
5) Blood drive/Red Cross61.1
6) Made information available to members20.4
TOTAL538100.0
71) Concerning the military actions begun on October 7th to retaliate against the terrorists: What was your opinion of these actions at the time they began? (MILBEGIN)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly favored them29856.4
2) Favored them10620.1
3) Mixed feelings10219.3
4) Opposed them163.0
5) Strongly opposed them61.1
Missing10 
TOTAL528100.0
72) Concerning the military actions begun on October 7th to retaliate against the terrorists: What is your opinion now? (MILNOW)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly favored them29656.4
2) Favored them11922.7
3) Mixed feelings9317.7
4) Opposed them91.7
5) Strongly opposed them81.5
Missing13 
TOTAL525100.0
73) Were you aware of the opportunity to contribute financially through Presbyterian Disaster Assistance to help the victims of the terrorist attacks? (DNTEFIN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes30357.7
2) No22242.3
Missing13 
TOTAL525100.0
74) In the days after September 11th, did you personally: Give blood? (DYSAFTR1)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked49191.3
1) Checked478.7
TOTAL538100.0
75) In the days after September 11th, did you personally: Fly/display the flag (more than usual)? (DYSAFTR2)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked15929.6
1) Checked37970.4
TOTAL538100.0
76) In the days after September 11th, did you personally: Wear lapel pins, ribbons, etc. in memory of the victims? (DYSAFTR3)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked23744.1
1) Checked30155.9
TOTAL538100.0
77) In the days after September 11th, did you personally: Contribute money through Presbyterian Disaster Assistance to help victims? (DYSAFTR4)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked44983.5
1) Checked8916.5
TOTAL538100.0
78) In the days after September 11th, did you personally: Contribute money through other agencies or appeals to help victims? (DYSAFTR5)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked25146.7
1) Checked28753.3
TOTAL538100.0
79) In the days after September 11th, did you personally: Get involved in other ways (for example, collect or donate food, clothing, or other relief supplies; participate in relief efforts; etc.)? (DYSAFTR6)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked48189.4
1) Checked5710.6
TOTAL538100.0
80) In the days after September 11th, did you personally: Lose your job due to the events of September 11th and their economic fallout? (DYSAFTR7)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked52998.3
1) Checked91.7
TOTAL538100.0
81) In the days after September 11th, did you personally: Get called to active military duty (DYSAFTR8)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked53799.8
1) Checked10.2
TOTAL538100.0
82) Did you personally know anyone who was lost or injured in the tragedies of September 11th? : Yes, family (KNOW1)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked53399.1
1) Checked50.9
TOTAL538100.0
83) Did you personally know anyone who was lost or injured in the tragedies of September 11th? : Yes, friend (KNOW2)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked52397.2
1) Checked152.8
TOTAL538100.0
84) Did you personally know anyone who was lost or injured in the tragedies of September 11th? : Yes, a colleague (KNOW3)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked53098.5
1) Checked81.5
TOTAL538100.0
85) Did you personally know anyone who was lost or injured in the tragedies of September 11th? : Yes, someone in my congregation (KNOW4)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked52697.8
1) Checked122.2
TOTAL538100.0
86) Did you personally know anyone who was lost or injured in the tragedies of September 11th? : Yes, other (KNOW5)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked50393.5
1) Checked356.5
TOTAL538100.0
87) Did you personally know anyone who was lost or injured in the tragedies of September 11th? : No (KNOW6)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked6812.6
1) Checked47087.4
TOTAL538100.0
88) Did anyone in your congregation have a family member who was lost or injured in the tragedies of September 11th? (FAMEMBER)
TOTAL%
1) Yes6011.3
2) No27451.7
3) Don't know19637.0
Missing8 
TOTAL530100.0
89) Does your congregation have someone in charge of Christian education, whether paid or volunteer? (LEADEDUC)
TOTAL%
1) Yes39286.5
2) No4710.4
3) Don't know143.1
Missing85 
TOTAL453100.0
90) [ASK ONLY IF LEADEDUC=1 "YES"]Is this person: Paid? (LEDEDUC1)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked31258.0
1) Checked22642.0
TOTAL538100.0
91) [ASK ONLY IF LEADEDUC=1 "YES"]Is this person: Volunteer? (LEDEDUC2)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked39874.0
1) Checked14026.0
TOTAL538100.0
92) [ASK ONLY IF LEADEDUC=1 "YES"]Is this person: Elder? (LEDEDUC3)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked39974.2
1) Checked13925.8
TOTAL538100.0
93) [ASK ONLY IF LEADEDUC=1 "YES"]Is this person: Deacon? (LEDEDUC4)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked52297.0
1) Checked163.0
TOTAL538100.0
94) [ASK ONLY IF LEADEDUC=1 "YES"]Is this person: Minister? (LEDEDUC5)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked46786.8
1) Checked7113.2
TOTAL538100.0
95) [ASK ONLY IF LEADEDUC=1 "YES"]Is this person: Certified in Christian education at some level? (LEDEDUC6)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked39172.7
1) Checked14727.3
TOTAL538100.0
96) [ASK ONLY IF LEADEDUC=1 "YES"]Is this person: Working toward certification? (LEDEDUC7)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked52297.0
1) Checked163.0
TOTAL538100.0
97) [ASK ONLY IF LEADEDUC=1 "YES"]Is this person: Not a certified Christian educator? (LEDEDUC8)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked39573.4
1) Checked14326.6
TOTAL538100.0
98) If certified in CE, at what level is this person? (EDUCLEVL)
TOTAL%
1) Enrolled Educational Assistant43.6
2) Certified Associate Educator87.3
3) Certified Christian Educator9889.1
Missing428 
TOTAL110100.0
99) Does this person have: Master of Arts in Christian Education? (DEGREE1)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked49892.6
1) Checked407.4
TOTAL538100.0
100) Does this person have: Other degree (bachelor's/graduate) in education? (DEGREE2)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked41276.6
1) Checked12623.4
TOTAL538100.0
101) Does this person have: State teaching certificate? (DEGREE3)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked48690.3
1) Checked529.7
TOTAL538100.0
102) Does this person have: Experience teaching at elementary, secondary, or college level? (DEGREE4)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked46185.7
1) Checked7714.3
TOTAL538100.0
103) Does this person have: Other related experience (specify)? (DEGREE5)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked50293.3
1) Checked254.6
6) MDiv degree30.6
7) Volunteer experience in church81.5
TOTAL538100.0
104) A task force of the PC(USA) is studying the possibility of ordaining educators to the ministry of Word and Sacrament with a specialization in Christian education. What do you think of this idea? (ORDANING)
TOTAL%
1) Favor23350.5
2) Oppose357.6
3) Uncertain19341.9
Missing77 
TOTAL461100.0
105) Sample (SAMPLE)
TOTAL%
2) Elders538100.0
TOTAL538100.0
106) Survey format (SURVEY)
TOTAL%
1) Paper copy49892.6
2) From the web407.4
TOTAL538100.0
107) How many years have you been a member of your current congregation? __ year(s) (if less than one year, __ months) (YRSMMEMB)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL53122.56115
108) How far do you live from your congregation? __ mile(s) (HOWFAR)
TOTAL%
0) Less than one mile91.7
1) 112323.5
2) 28215.7
3) 37714.7
4) 4397.5
5) 55410.3
6) 6315.9
7) 7173.3
8) 8265.0
9) 951.0
10) 10214.0
12) 1251.0
13) 1330.6
14) 1410.2
15) 15101.9
17) 1730.6
18) 1820.4
20) 2061.1
22) 2210.2
25) 2530.6
28) 2810.2
30) 3010.2
40) 4010.2
45) 4510.2
500) 50010.2
Missing15 
TOTAL523100.0
109) 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
TOTAL511859.8551430
110) Have you ever been ordained an elder in the Presbyterian Church? (Check one box) (EVERELDR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes52498.7
2) No71.3
Missing7 
TOTAL531100.0
111) [IF YES TO EVERELDR] Are you serving now on session? (NOWELDR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes30057.4
2) No22342.6
Missing15 
TOTAL523100.0
112) Have you ever been ordained a deacon in the Presbyterian Church? (Check one box) (EVERDCON)
TOTAL%
1) Yes21240.3
2) No31459.7
Missing12 
TOTAL526100.0
113) [IF YES TO EVERDCON] Are you currently serving on the board of deacons? (NOWDCON)
TOTAL%
1) Yes72.5
2) No27797.5
Missing254 
TOTAL284100.0
114) 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 checked30957.9
1) Checked22542.1
Missing4 
TOTAL534100.0
115) 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 checked24345.4
1) Checked29254.6
Missing3 
TOTAL535100.0
116) 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 checked47789.2
1) Checked5810.8
Missing3 
TOTAL535100.0
117) 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 checked44182.4
1) Checked9417.6
Missing3 
TOTAL535100.0
118) 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 checked37069.2
1) Checked16530.8
Missing3 
TOTAL535100.0
119) What other positions, if any, do you hold in the church? (Check all that apply) - Organist or choir director (POSCHDIR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked52497.9
1) Checked112.1
Missing3 
TOTAL535100.0
120) What other positions, if any, do you hold in the church? (Check all that apply) - Member of choir (POSCHMEM)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked39674.0
1) Checked13926.0
Missing3 
TOTAL535100.0
121) What other positions, if any, do you hold in the church? (Check all that apply) - Church school teacher/leader (POSTCHER)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked35165.6
1) Checked18434.4
Missing3 
TOTAL535100.0
122) What other positions, if any, do you hold in the church? (Check all that apply) - Other (specify) (POSOTHER)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked50193.6
1) Checked346.4
Missing3 
TOTAL535100.0
123) How often do you generally attend Sunday worship at your congregation? (Check the appropriate box) (FREQATTD)
TOTAL%
3) Once or twice a year10.2
4) Several times a year40.8
5) Once a month30.6
6) 2-3 times a month448.3
7) Nearly every week32160.7
8) Every week15629.5
Missing9 
TOTAL529100.0
124) 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) Yes49898.4
2) No81.6
Missing32 
TOTAL506100.0
125) [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%
1) 1112.1
2) 2428.1
3) 3448.5
4) 47915.3
5) 5509.7
6) 66813.1
7) 7173.3
8) 85310.2
9) 971.4
10) 106011.6
11) 1140.8
12) 12214.1
13) 1310.2
14) 1430.6
15) 15203.9
16) 1640.8
17) 1710.2
18) 1840.8
20) 20132.5
24) 2420.4
25) 2520.4
26) 2620.4
28) 2820.4
30) 3020.4
35) 3510.2
36) 3610.2
42) 4210.2
50) 5020.4
99) Don't Know10.2
Missing20 
TOTAL518100.0
126) [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 checked46386.5
1) Checked7213.5
Missing3 
TOTAL535100.0
127) [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 checked44382.8
1) Checked9217.2
Missing3 
TOTAL535100.0
128) [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 checked32861.3
1) Checked20738.7
Missing3 
TOTAL535100.0
129) [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 checked41176.8
1) Checked12423.2
Missing3 
TOTAL535100.0
130) [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 checked10419.4
1) Checked43180.6
Missing3 
TOTAL535100.0
131) [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. (EMCTCHUP)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked46987.7
1) Checked6612.3
Missing3 
TOTAL535100.0
132) [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 checked49893.1
1) Checked376.9
Missing3 
TOTAL535100.0
133) [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 checked49392.1
1) Checked427.9
Missing3 
TOTAL535100.0
134) [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 checked52798.5
1) Checked81.5
Missing3 
TOTAL535100.0
135) [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 checked42980.2
1) Checked10619.8
Missing3 
TOTAL535100.0
136) [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 checked49191.8
1) Checked448.2
Missing3 
TOTAL535100.0
137) [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 checked53099.1
1) Checked50.9
Missing3 
TOTAL535100.0
138) [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 checked51195.5
1) Checked244.5
Missing3 
TOTAL535100.0
139) [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 checked52798.5
1) Checked81.5
Missing3 
TOTAL535100.0
140) [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 other1669.6
2) Worked at another church14.3
3) Visited another church (out of town)28.7
5) Visited another church417.4
Missing515 
TOTAL23100.0
141) 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 Hours458.5
2) 1-2 Hours6211.7
3) 3-5 Hours15929.9
4) 6-10 Hours15629.3
5) 11-20 Hours7413.9
6) More than 20 Hours366.8
Missing6 
TOTAL532100.0
142) 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 Hours438.1
2) 1-2 Hours10119.1
3) 3-5 Hours15529.2
4) 6-10 Hours12223.0
5) 11-20 Hours6211.7
6) More than 20 Hours478.9
Missing8 
TOTAL530100.0
143) 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 Hours25849.2
2) 1-2 Hours10520.0
3) 3-5 Hours8917.0
4) 6-10 Hours407.6
5) 11-20 Hours112.1
6) More than 20 Hours214.0
Missing14 
TOTAL524100.0
144) 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 Hours18334.9
2) 1-2 Hours14227.1
3) 3-5 Hours8516.2
4) 6-10 Hours5911.3
5) 11-20 Hours265.0
6) More than 20 Hours295.5
Missing14 
TOTAL524100.0
145) Did you belong to any other churches before the one you now belong to? (BELCHURC)
TOTAL%
1) Yes42680.8
2) No10119.2
Missing11 
TOTAL527100.0
146) [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) Baptist245.6
2) Disciples of Christ102.3
3) Episcopal112.5
4) Lutheran133.0
5) Methodist7517.4
6) Presbyterian20547.5
7) Other Presbyterian112.5
8) Reformed102.3
9) Roman Catholic163.7
10) UCC225.1
11) Non-denominational122.8
12) Other235.3
Missing106 
TOTAL432100.0
147) 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) Baptist458.5
2) Disciples of Christ132.5
3) Episcopal183.4
4) Lutheran193.6
5) Methodist8415.9
6) Presbyterian21640.8
7) Other Presbyterian112.1
8) Reformed122.3
9) Roman Catholic285.3
10) UCC254.7
11) Non-denominational163.0
12) None152.8
13) Other275.1
Missing9 
TOTAL529100.0
148) How old were you when you first became a member of a Presbyterian church? (HOWOLD)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL52625.6215
149) When you were growing up, say ages 10 to 12, how active were your parents in church? (PAR_ACTV)
TOTAL%
1) Very active20638.6
2) Generally active11321.2
3) Somewhat active6812.7
4) Not very active6612.4
5) Not active at all7714.4
6) Don't know40.7
Missing4 
TOTAL534100.0
150) 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) Yes10920.8
2) No41679.2
Missing13 
TOTAL525100.0
151) [IF YES TO RELPAST] How many relatives are currently serving the church in full-time paid positions? (RELPAST#)
TOTAL%
0) 3225.8
1) 6955.6
2) 1512.1
3) 43.2
4) 21.6
5) 10.8
6) 10.8
Missing414 
TOTAL124100.0
152) [IF YES TO RELPAST] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - My father (DADPAST)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked53199.3
1) Checked40.7
Missing3 
TOTAL535100.0
153) [IF YES TO RELPAST] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - My mother (MOMPAST)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked53399.6
1) Checked20.4
Missing3 
TOTAL535100.0
154) [IF YES TO RELPAST] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - My grandfather (GDADPAST)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked535100.0
Missing3 
TOTAL535100.0
155) [IF YES TO RELPAST] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - My grandmother (GMOMPAST)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked53499.8
1) Checked10.2
Missing3 
TOTAL535100.0
156) [IF YES TO RELPAST] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - My son (SONPAST)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked52097.2
1) Checked152.8
Missing3 
TOTAL535100.0
157) [IF YES TO RELPAST] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - My daughter (DAUGPAST)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked52798.5
1) Checked81.5
Missing3 
TOTAL535100.0
158) [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 checked52598.1
1) Checked101.9
Missing3 
TOTAL535100.0
159) [IF YES TO RELPAST] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - Other (OTHPAST)
TOTAL%
0) All other22.4
1) Grandchild22.4
2) Distant ancestor22.4
3) Uncle/Aunt78.5
4) Niece or nephew1518.3
5) Cousin3137.8
8) Spouse911.0
9) In-law1417.1
Missing456 
TOTAL82100.0
160) 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) Yes12524.0
2) No39676.0
Missing17 
TOTAL521100.0
161) [IF YES TO RELCRCH] How many relatives in the past served the church in full-time paid positions? (Approximate number) (RELCRCHN)
TOTAL%
0) 2721.4
1) 5745.2
2) 2620.6
3) 54.0
4) 54.0
6) 32.4
7) 32.4
Missing412 
TOTAL126100.0
162) [IF YES TO RELCRCH] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - My father (DADCRCH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked51896.8
1) Checked173.2
Missing3 
TOTAL535100.0
163) [IF YES TO RELCRCH] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - My mother (MOMCRCH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked51997.0
1) Checked163.0
Missing3 
TOTAL535100.0
164) [IF YES TO RELCRCH] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - My grandfather (GDADCRCH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked51095.3
1) Checked254.7
Missing3 
TOTAL535100.0
165) [IF YES TO RELCRCH] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - My grandmother (GMOMCRCH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked52798.7
1) Checked71.3
Missing4 
TOTAL534100.0
166) [IF YES TO RELCRCH] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply My son (SONCHRCH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked53499.8
1) Checked10.2
Missing3 
TOTAL535100.0
167) [IF YES TO RELCRCH] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - My daughter (DAUGCRCH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked53499.8
1) Checked10.2
Missing3 
TOTAL535100.0
168) [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 checked52297.6
1) Checked132.4
Missing3 
TOTAL535100.0
169) [IF YES TO RELCRCH] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - Other (OTHCRCH)
TOTAL%
0) All other11.2
1) Grandchild11.2
2) Distant ancestor2328.0
3) Uncle/Aunt2935.4
5) Cousin1315.9
8) Spouse56.1
9) In-law1012.2
Missing456 
TOTAL82100.0
170) Which of the following terms best describes your current stand on theological issues? (LIB_CONS)
TOTAL%
1) Very conservative234.3
2) Conservative18234.3
3) Moderate23243.8
4) Liberal7714.5
5) Very liberal163.0
Missing8 
TOTAL530100.0
171) Have you ever tried to encourage someone to believe in Jesus Christ or accept Him as a personal savior? (WITNESS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes37670.9
2) No15429.1
Missing8 
TOTAL530100.0
172) 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) Yes23845.4
2) No28654.6
Missing14 
TOTAL524100.0
173) Do you believe that some or all of the Bible was inspired by God? (INSP_GOD)
TOTAL%
1) Yes50798.4
2) No81.6
Missing23 
TOTAL515100.0
174) [IF YES TO INSP_GOD] How much of what the Bible contains do you believe was inspired by God? (INSPMUCH)
TOTAL%
1) All of it28154.8
2) Almost all of it7815.2
3) Most of it9919.3
4) Some of it356.8
5) Only a very small amount30.6
6) Not sure173.3
Missing25 
TOTAL513100.0
175) The account of Creation presented in Genesis - (Check the one box that best describes your view) (CREA_TRU)
TOTAL%
1) Is literally true, exactly as we find it in the Bible--that is, it took six 24-hour periods for God to create the world315.9
2) Is a true account of how God created the world29356.0
3) Reflects human feelings about how the world might have been created19938.0
Missing15 
TOTAL523100.0
176) Which statement best summarizes your view of the Bible? (Check one box) (BIBL_ACC)
TOTAL%
1) The Bible is entirely accurate without error of any kind.13226.3
2) The Bible is without error of any kind in spiritual matters, but there are problems in other areas such as science and history.26252.2
3) The Bible contains errors in both spiritual and secular matters.10821.5
Missing36 
TOTAL502100.0
177) Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with the following statement. - An individual should arrive at his or her own religious beliefs independent of any church. (IND_BEL)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree295.6
2) Agree10720.5
3) Not sure6412.3
4) Disagree22543.1
5) Strongly disagree9718.6
Missing16 
TOTAL522100.0
178) Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with the following statement. - All the different religions are equally good ways of helping a person find ultimate truth. (ALL_RELS)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree203.9
2) Agree13426.0
3) Not sure8917.2
4) Disagree15429.8
5) Strongly disagree11923.1
Missing22 
TOTAL516100.0
179) Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with the following statement. - There is a life beyond death. (BYND_DTH)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree34566.5
2) Agree13025.0
3) Not sure387.3
4) Disagree51.0
5) Strongly disagree10.2
Missing19 
TOTAL519100.0
180) Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with the following statement. - The only absolute truth for humanity is in Jesus Christ. (JES_TRUE)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree25749.4
2) Agree12924.8
3) Not sure7414.2
4) Disagree5210.0
5) Strongly disagree81.5
Missing18 
TOTAL520100.0
181) Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with the following statement. - Only followers of Jesus Christ can be saved. (JES_SAVE)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree13425.9
2) Agree9518.4
3) Not sure12223.6
4) Disagree11822.8
5) Strongly disagree489.3
Missing21 
TOTAL517100.0
182) Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with the following statement. - It is important to share my faith with other people. (SHAR_FTH)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree21841.8
2) Agree27352.3
3) Not sure163.1
4) Disagree142.7
5) Strongly disagree10.2
Missing16 
TOTAL522100.0
183) Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with the following statement. - The Devil (Satan) really exists. (DEVL_XST)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree19537.5
2) Agree16832.3
3) Not sure9618.5
4) Disagree448.5
5) Strongly disagree173.3
Missing18 
TOTAL520100.0
184) Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with the following statement. - Jesus was born of a virgin. (JES_VRGN)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree25448.4
2) Agree18535.2
3) Not sure6813.0
4) Disagree122.3
5) Strongly disagree61.1
Missing13 
TOTAL525100.0
185) Approximately how frequently do you engage in the following activity? (Check one box on each line) - Read the Bible privately (OFT_BPRI)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/almost daily10019.1
2) Several times a week8716.6
3) Weekly8516.3
4) Several times a month8516.3
5) Once a month387.3
6) Several times a year9618.4
7) Once a year or less244.6
8) Never81.5
Missing15 
TOTAL523100.0
186) Approximately how frequently do you engage in the following activity? (Check one box on each line) - Read the Bible with family or friends (OFT_BFAM)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/almost daily152.9
2) Several times a week214.1
3) Weekly11722.7
4) Several times a month5911.4
5) Once a month458.7
6) Several times a year9618.6
7) Once a year or less6813.2
8) Never9518.4
Missing22 
TOTAL516100.0
187) Approximately how frequently do you engage in the following activity? (Check one box on each line) - Attend a Bible study group (OFT_BGRP)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/almost daily20.4
2) Several times a week30.6
3) Weekly14228.0
4) Several times a month377.3
5) Once a month5410.6
6) Several times a year7615.0
7) Once a year or less8316.3
8) Never11121.9
Missing30 
TOTAL508100.0
188) Approximately how frequently do you engage in the following activity? (Check one box on each line) - Pray privately (OFT_PPRI)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/almost daily35467.7
2) Several times a week9918.9
3) Weekly214.0
4) Several times a month305.7
5) Once a month20.4
6) Several times a year152.9
7) Once a year or less10.2
8) Never10.2
Missing15 
TOTAL523100.0
189) Approximately how frequently do you engage in the following activity? (Check one box on each line) - Pray with family or friends (OFT_PFAM)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/almost daily12423.8
2) Several times a week8015.4
3) Weekly10219.6
4) Several times a month6211.9
5) Once a month275.2
6) Several times a year6412.3
7) Once a year or less214.0
8) Never407.7
Missing18 
TOTAL520100.0
190) Approximately how frequently do you engage in the following activity? (Check one box on each line) - Attend a prayer group (OFT_PGRP)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/almost daily51.0
2) Several times a week61.2
3) Weekly6011.7
4) Several times a month224.3
5) Once a month234.5
6) Several times a year6713.1
7) Once a year or less9017.6
8) Never23846.6
Missing27 
TOTAL511100.0
191) Do you believe that Jesus will return to Earth some day? (JES_RTRN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes38776.0
2) No265.1
3) Not sure9618.9
Missing29 
TOTAL509100.0
192) [IF YES TO JES_RTRN] Do you think that Jesus's return is more likely in 2000, less likely in 2000, or about as likely then as in any other year? (RTRN2000)
TOTAL%
1) More likely in 200020.5
2) About as likely in 2000 as in any other year27863.9
3) Less likely in 2000122.8
4) No opinion14332.9
Missing103 
TOTAL435100.0
193) Do you currently have plans for this coming New Year's Eve (Dec. 31, 1999)? (PLAN_NYR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes14928.6
2) No37271.4
Missing17 
TOTAL521100.0
194) [IF YES TO PLAN_NYR] Will you be celebrating or commemorating the end of 1999 and the beginning of 2000 in a way different from how you would usually mark the end of one year and the beginning of a new one? (PLAN_USU)
TOTAL%
1) Yes6724.2
2) No21075.8
Missing261 
TOTAL277100.0
195) [IF YES TO PLAN_NYR] What do you plan to do? - First response (PLAN_DO1)
TOTAL%
1) Nothing special/stay at home44.8
2) Spend time with family2732.5
3) Party/celebrate2732.5
4) Work56.0
5) Attend church1214.5
7) Not sure-no plans yet33.6
9) Other56.0
Missing455 
TOTAL83100.0
196) [IF YES TO PLAN_NYR] What do you plan to do? - Second response (PLAN_DO2)
TOTAL%
1) Nothing special/stay at home133.3
3) Party/celebrate266.7
Missing535 
TOTAL3100.0
197) Does your congregation plan to hold a worship service on New Year's Eve or New Year's Day to mark the transition to 2000? (NEW_SERV)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, definitely407.6
2) Yes, probably5610.6
3) No, probably not11521.8
4) No, definitely not244.5
5) Don't know29355.5
Missing10 
TOTAL528100.0
198) What sort of disruptions, if any, do you think the Y2K computer problem will cause in early 2000...in U.S. society generally? (Y2KSOCI)
TOTAL%
2) Major152.8
3) Minor20739.2
4) Very minor22141.9
5) None at all489.1
6) No opinion377.0
Missing10 
TOTAL528100.0
199) What sort of disruptions, if any, do you think the Y2K computer problem will cause in early 2000...in your local community? (Y2KCOMM)
TOTAL%
2) Major30.6
3) Minor17733.5
4) Very minor23243.9
5) None at all8215.5
6) No opinion346.4
Missing10 
TOTAL528100.0
200) What sort of disruptions, if any, do you think the Y2K computer problem will cause in early 2000...in your local church? (Y2KCRCH)
TOTAL%
2) Major30.6
3) Minor7814.8
4) Very minor18635.2
5) None at all23043.6
6) No opinion315.9
Missing10 
TOTAL528100.0
201) What sort of disruptions, if any, do you think the Y2K computer problem will cause in early 2000...in your own personal life? (Y2KLIFE)
TOTAL%
2) Major20.4
3) Minor10519.8
4) Very minor20238.2
5) None at all19035.9
6) No opinion305.7
Missing9 
TOTAL529100.0
202) What is your sex? (SEX)
TOTAL%
1) Female25748.2
2) Male27651.8
Missing5 
TOTAL533100.0
203) What is your present age? (AGE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL53359.05812
204) Which of the categories below most closely describes the place in which you currently live? (HOME)
TOTAL%
1) In open country, but not a farm6311.8
2) On a farm346.4
3) In a small city or town (under 50,000)13926.1
4) In a medium-size city (50,000-250,000)7714.4
5) In a suburb near a medium-size city478.8
6) In a large city (over 250,000)6011.3
7) In a suburb near a large city11321.2
Missing5 
TOTAL533100.0
205) What is your present marital status? (MAR_STAT)
TOTAL%
1) Married45285.4
2) Not married7714.6
Missing9 
TOTAL529100.0
206) If not currently married, have you ever been married? (MAR_EVER)
TOTAL%
1) No, never married1619.8
2) Yes, now widowed4251.9
3) Yes, now divorced1822.2
4) Yes, both widowed and divorced56.2
Missing457 
TOTAL81100.0
207) If currently married, have you ever had a previous marriage (or marriages)? (PREV_MAR)
TOTAL%
1) No36784.2
2) Yes, was widowed81.8
3) Yes, was divorced5913.5
4) Yes, both widowed and divorced20.5
Missing102 
TOTAL436100.0
208) How often does your husband or wife attend Sunday worship at your congregation? (SPOUCONG)
TOTAL%
1) Never112.5
2) Less than once a year51.1
3) About once or twice a year163.6
4) Several times a year163.6
5) About once a month184.0
6) 2-3 times a month4710.5
7) Nearly every week22951.2
8) Every week10523.5
Missing91 
TOTAL447100.0
209) 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) Baptist5211.8
2) Disciples of Christ102.3
3) Episcopal102.3
4) Lutheran194.3
5) Methodist8118.4
6) Presbyterian Church14432.7
7) Other Presbyterian92.0
8) Reformed20.5
9) Roman Catholic398.8
10) UCC214.8
11) Non-denominational112.5
12) None163.6
13) Other276.1
Missing97 
TOTAL441100.0
210) Please indicate the faith in which your husband or wife was raised (if more than one, select the one in which she or he was most involved), and his or her current religious affiliation. - Spouse's current faith (SPOUFATH)
TOTAL%
1) Baptist10.3
3) Episcopal20.5
5) Methodist61.6
6) Presbyterian Church34990.4
7) Other Presbyterian41.0
9) Roman Catholic61.6
12) None143.6
13) Other41.0
Missing152 
TOTAL386100.0
211) Please indicate your employment status and, if married, the employment of your spouse. - Your employment status, first response (YOUREMP1)
TOTAL%
1) Employed full-time20138.2
2) Employed part-time397.4
3) Self-employed529.9
4) Unemployed40.8
5) Retired19136.3
6) Homemaker377.0
7) Student10.2
8) Other10.2
Missing12 
TOTAL526100.0
212) Please indicate your employment status and, if married, the employment of your spouse. - Your employment status, second response (YOUREMP2)
TOTAL%
1) Employed full-time37.3
2) Employed part-time12.4
3) Self-employed614.6
5) Retired1126.8
6) Homemaker1536.6
7) Student24.9
8) Other37.3
Missing497 
TOTAL41100.0
213) Please indicate your employment status and, if married, the employment of your spouse. - Employment status of spouse, first response (SPOUEMP1)
TOTAL%
1) Employed full-time16037.0
2) Employed part-time409.3
3) Self-employed358.1
4) Unemployed51.2
5) Retired13230.6
6) Homemaker5312.3
7) Student20.5
8) Other51.2
Missing106 
TOTAL432100.0
214) Please indicate your employment status and, if married, the employment of your spouse. - Employment status of spouse, second response (SPOUEMP2)
TOTAL%
1) Employed full-time14.8
2) Employed part-time29.5
3) Self-employed419.0
5) Retired419.0
6) Homemaker628.6
8) Other419.0
Missing517 
TOTAL21100.0
215) 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)
TOTAL%
0) 0154.7
2) 210.3
4) 410.3
6) 610.3
9) 910.3
10) 1051.6
12) 1220.6
14) 1410.3
15) 1561.9
16) 1620.6
17) 1710.3
18) 1810.3
20) 20154.7
21) 2110.3
23) 2310.3
24) 2441.2
25) 2530.9
30) 30195.9
32) 3241.2
35) 35113.4
36) 3610.3
37) 3720.6
38) 3892.8
40) 406319.6
42) 4241.2
43) 4341.2
44) 4410.3
45) 453811.8
46) 4610.3
47) 4710.3
48) 4861.9
50) 505416.8
52) 5210.3
53) 5310.3
54) 5410.3
55) 5582.5
56) 5610.3
60) 60237.1
65) 6510.3
70) 7020.6
77) 7710.3
84) 8410.3
85) 8510.3
99) Don't know20.6
Missing216 
TOTAL322100.0
216) 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) 0186.5
1) 110.4
4) 410.4
5) 520.7
6) 620.7
8) 841.4
10) 1041.4
12) 1210.4
14) 1410.4
15) 1562.2
16) 1620.7
17) 1710.4
20) 20145.0
22) 2210.4
24) 2462.2
25) 2562.2
28) 2810.4
30) 30134.7
32) 3231.1
33) 3310.4
35) 3593.2
36) 3610.4
37) 3720.7
38) 3810.4
39) 3910.4
40) 406222.2
44) 4441.4
45) 45248.6
46) 4620.7
47) 4710.4
48) 4820.7
49) 4910.4
50) 503010.8
54) 5431.1
55) 55124.3
60) 60196.8
65) 6531.1
68) 6810.4
70) 7041.4
71) 7110.4
72) 7210.4
75) 7510.4
80) 8010.4
84) 8410.4
90) 9010.4
99) Don't know31.1
Missing259 
TOTAL279100.0
217) 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) Management5915.4
13) Business and financial operations389.9
15) Computer and math112.9
17) Architecture and engineering164.2
19) Life-physical and social science102.6
21) Community and social services71.8
23) Legal143.7
25) Education/training/library6115.9
27) Arts/design/entertainment/sports/media143.7
29) Healthcare and technical266.8
31) Healthcare support41.0
33) Protective service30.8
35) Food Prep10.3
37) Building and grounds cleaning10.3
39) Personal care51.3
41) Sales and related occupations4211.0
43) Office and administrative support328.4
45) Farming/fishing/forestry102.6
47) Construction30.8
49) Installation/maintenance/repair20.5
51) Production occupations30.8
53) Transportation51.3
55) Military20.5
99) Homemaker143.7
Missing155 
TOTAL383100.0
218) 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) Management3812.1
13) Business and financial operations144.4
15) Computer and math123.8
17) Architecture and engineering123.8
19) Life-physical and social science41.3
21) Community and social services144.4
23) Legal72.2
25) Education/training/library6119.4
27) Arts/design/entertainment/sports/media61.9
29) Healthcare and technical319.8
31) Healthcare support31.0
33) Protective service20.6
39) Personal care10.3
41) Sales and related occupations309.5
43) Office and administrative support288.9
45) Farming/fishing/forestry41.3
47) Construction41.3
49) Installation/maintenance/repair41.3
51) Production occupations92.9
53) Transportation92.9
55) Military20.6
99) Homemaker206.3
Missing223 
TOTAL315100.0
219) What is the highest level of education completed by you and, if married, by your spouse? - Your educational level (EDUCYOU)
TOTAL%
2) Completed 8th grade10.2
3) Some high school20.4
4) High school diploma5310.0
5) Some college9718.3
6) Graduated from college14126.7
7) Some graduate work6512.3
8) A graduate degree17032.1
Missing9 
TOTAL529100.0
220) 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 grade10.2
3) Some high school61.4
4) High school diploma5813.1
5) Some college7717.3
6) Graduated from college13330.0
7) Some graduate work4610.4
8) Graduate degree12327.7
Missing94 
TOTAL444100.0
221) How many children do you have? (If none, write 0.) Include any legally adopted children; exclude stepchildren unless legally adopted. (NO_KIDS)
TOTAL%
0) None509.5
1) 16111.6
2) 221741.1
3) 313826.1
4) 4499.3
5) 591.7
6) 630.6
7) 710.2
Missing10 
TOTAL528100.0
222) 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.6311.8
2) Two of us29655.6
3) Three of us9117.1
4) Four of us6011.3
5) Five of us193.6
6) Six of us30.6
Missing6 
TOTAL532100.0
223) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are - under six years of age? (HH_UNDR6)
TOTAL%
0) None11783.0
1) 11712.1
2) 264.3
3) 310.7
Missing397 
TOTAL141100.0
224) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are - 6-12 years of age? (HH_6-12)
TOTAL%
0) None11767.6
1) 13922.5
2) 2148.1
3) 331.7
Missing365 
TOTAL173100.0
225) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are - 13-17 years of age? (HH_13-17)
TOTAL%
0) None10856.8
1) 16031.6
2) 22211.6
Missing348 
TOTAL190100.0
226) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are - 18-24 years of age? (HH_18-24)
TOTAL%
0) None11372.4
1) 13723.7
2) 263.8
Missing382 
TOTAL156100.0
227) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are - 25 years of age and over? (HH_25)
TOTAL%
0) None153.1
1) 15210.6
2) 239179.6
3) 3336.7
Missing47 
TOTAL491100.0
228) 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 adult5911.3
2) Single parent112.1
3) Married, no kids28153.7
4) Married, with kids16130.8
5) Some other arrangement112.1
Missing15 
TOTAL523100.0
229) Where did you live five years ago, in October 1994? (HOM_94)
TOTAL%
1) Same house I live in now48190.4
2) A different house, same county377.0
3) In a different county, same state61.1
4) In a different state50.9
5) In a different country30.6
Missing6 
TOTAL532100.0
230) In what state were you born? If you were not born in the United States, in what country were you born? (ST_BORN)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL53033.01116
231) Generally speaking, do you think of yourself as a Democrat, Independent, Republican, or other? (DEM_REP)
TOTAL%
1) Democrat14928.3
2) Independent9518.0
3) Republican27852.8
4) Other40.8
6) Reform10.2
Missing11 
TOTAL527100.0
232) What is your race of origin? (Check all that apply.) - First response (RACE1)
TOTAL%
1) White51296.6
2) African American122.3
4) Asian61.1
Missing8 
TOTAL530100.0
233) What is your race of origin? (Check all that apply.) - Second response (RACE2)
TOTAL%
3) Indian2100.0
Missing536 
TOTAL2100.0
234) 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 $10,00010.2
2) $10K-14,999112.2
3) $15K-19,999153.0
4) $20K-29,999367.1
5) $30K-39,999469.1
6) $40K-49,999458.9
7) $50K-59,9995811.4
8) $60K-69,999489.4
9) $70K-79,999397.7
10) $80K-89,999428.3
11) $90K-99,999275.3
12) $100K-124,9995510.8
13) $125K-149,999234.5
14) $150K or more6212.2
Missing30 
TOTAL508100.0
235) Did you or any other family member fill out a pledge card regarding church giving for the current year? (PLEDGECD)
TOTAL%
1) Yes45786.4
2) No7213.6
Missing9 
TOTAL529100.0
236) 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
TOTAL5073809.1125708
237) 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
TOTAL3552166.0858075
238) 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
TOTAL442381.6181300
239) 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) $013927.3
2) $1-5010320.2
3) $51-1007113.9
4) $101-5009017.7
5) $501-1000336.5
6) $1001-2000265.1
7) $2001+479.2
Missing29 
TOTAL509100.0
240) 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) $0122.3
2) $1-506813.3
3) $51-1007414.5
4) $101-50017634.4
5) $501-10005911.5
6) $1001-20005310.4
7) $2001+6913.5
Missing27 
TOTAL511100.0
241) New York City (NYCITY)
TOTAL%
0) 52196.8
1) 173.2
TOTAL538100.0
242) Washington D.C. (WASHDC)
TOTAL%
0) 52597.6
1) 132.4
TOTAL538100.0
243) I-AGE: What is your present age? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-AGE)
TOTAL%
1) Less than 40254.7
2) 40-4910720.1
3) 50-6420839.0
4) 65+19336.2
Missing5 
TOTAL533100.0
244) I-GENDER: What is your sex? (for use with online analysis) (I-GENDER)
TOTAL%
1) Female25748.2
2) Male27651.8
Missing5 
TOTAL533100.0
245) I-MARITAL: What is your present marital status? (for use with online analysis) (I-MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Married45285.4
2) Not married7714.6
Missing9 
TOTAL529100.0
246) I-RACE: What is your race of origin? (Check all that apply.) - First response (for use with online analysis) (I-RACE)
TOTAL%
1) White51296.6
2) African American122.3
4) Asian61.1
Missing8 
TOTAL530100.0
247) 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 $20K275.3
2) $20K-49,99912725.0
3) $50K-99,99921442.1
4) $100K+14027.6
Missing30 
TOTAL508100.0