Presbyterian Panel Survey, May 2001, The U.S. Congregational Life Survey (Presbyterian Panel Version), Elders

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All frequencies are raw numbers (no weights used).
1) Panel Identification Number (NEWCODE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL61350576.069336
2) Did you attend a worship service on Sunday, April 29, 2001, or Saturday, April 28, 2001? (ATTENDED)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, at a congregation I usually attend49583.6
2) Yes, at a different congregation305.1
3) No6711.3
Missing21 
TOTAL592100.0
3) How often do you go to worship services at your congregation? (WRSHOFTN)
TOTAL%
2) Hardly ever/special occasions50.8
3) Less than once a month20.3
4) Once a month71.1
5) Two or three times a month487.9
6) Usually every week50482.5
7) More than once a week457.4
Missing2 
TOTAL611100.0
4) How long have you been going to worship services or activities at your congregation? (TIMECONG)
TOTAL%
1) Less than one year50.8
2) 1-2 years101.6
3) 3-5 years172.8
4) 6-10 years8313.7
5) 11-20 years18029.6
6) More than 20 years31251.3
7) I am visiting and do not regularly go anywhere else10.2
Missing5 
TOTAL608100.0
5) Are you regularly involved in any group activities here? : Sunday school or church school (GROPACT1)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked32252.5
1) Checked29147.5
TOTAL613100.0
6) Are you regularly involved in any group activities here? : In prayer, discussion, or Bible study (GROPACT2)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked33454.5
1) Checked27945.5
TOTAL613100.0
7) Are you regularly involved in any group activities here? : In fellowships, clubs, or other social groups (GROPACT3)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked27845.4
1) Checked33554.6
TOTAL613100.0
8) Are you regularly involved in any group activities here? : We have no group activities (GROPACT4)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked60899.2
1) Checked50.8
TOTAL613100.0
9) Are you regularly involved in any group activities here? : I am not regularly involved in group activities (GROPACT5)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked52185.0
1) Checked9215.0
TOTAL613100.0
10) Do you regularly take part in any activities of this congregation that reach out to the wider community (e.g., visitation, outreach, community service, social justice)? : In evangelism or outreach activities (OUTRACT1)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked41868.2
1) Checked19531.8
TOTAL613100.0
11) Do you regularly take part in any activities of this congregation that reach out to the wider community (e.g., visitation, outreach, community service, social justice)? : In community service, social justice, or advocacy activities of this congregation (OUTRACT2)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked35858.4
1) Checked25541.6
TOTAL613100.0
12) Do you regularly take part in any activities of this congregation that reach out to the wider community (e.g., visitation, outreach, community service, social justice)? : We don't have such activities (OUTRACT3)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked57193.1
1) Checked426.9
TOTAL613100.0
13) Do you regularly take part in any activities of this congregation that reach out to the wider community (e.g., visitation, outreach, community service, social justice)? : I am not regularly involved (OUTRACT4)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked40866.6
1) Checked20533.4
TOTAL613100.0
14) Do you currently have any of the following roles here? : Member of the governing board (session) (HVEROLE1)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked40566.1
1) Checked20833.9
TOTAL613100.0
15) Do you currently have any of the following roles here? : Member of a congregational committee or task force (HVEROLE2)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked31150.7
1) Checked30249.3
TOTAL613100.0
16) Do you currently have any of the following roles here? : Leading or assisting in worship (HVEROLE3)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked48979.8
1) Checked12420.2
TOTAL613100.0
17) Do you currently have any of the following roles here? : Officer or leader of men's, women's, youth, or other small group (HVEROLE4)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked50482.2
1) Checked10917.8
TOTAL613100.0
18) Do you currently have any of the following roles here? : Choir member, musician, or choir director (HVEROLE5)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked45874.7
1) Checked15525.3
TOTAL613100.0
19) Do you currently have any of the following roles here? : Sunday school or church school teacher (HVEROLE6)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked48178.5
1) Checked13221.5
TOTAL613100.0
20) Do you currently have any of the following roles here? : Deacon (HVEROLE7)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked59697.2
1) Checked172.8
TOTAL613100.0
21) Do you currently have any of the following roles here? : Other role not listed here (specify) (HVEROLE8)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked49981.4
1) Checked11418.6
TOTAL613100.0
22) Do you currently have any of the following roles here? : None (HVEROLE9)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked53787.6
1) Checked7612.4
TOTAL613100.0
23) Over the last year, how much have you grown in your faith? (GROFAITH)
TOTAL%
1) No real growth7512.4
2) Some growth29148.3
3) Much growth, mainly through this congregation16427.2
4) Much growth, mainly through other groups or congregations254.1
5) Much growth, mainly though my own private activities488.0
Missing10 
TOTAL603100.0
24) How often do you spend time in private devotional activities (such as prayer, meditation, reading the Bible alone)? (DEVOTIME)
TOTAL%
1) Every day/most days29047.4
2) A few times a week16226.5
3) Once a week365.9
4) Occasionally9415.4
5) Hardly ever284.6
6) Never20.3
Missing1 
TOTAL612100.0
25) Which statement comes closest to your view of the Bible? (VIEWBIBL)
TOTAL%
1) The Bible is the word of God, to be taken literally word for word8814.5
2) The Bible is the word of God, to be interpreted in the light of its historical and cultural context24640.7
3) The Bible is the word of God, to be interpreted in the light of its historical context and the Church's teachings22236.7
4) The Bible is not the word of God, but contains God's word to us396.4
5) The Bible is not the word of God but is a valuable book40.7
7) Don't know61.0
Missing8 
TOTAL605100.0
26) All the different religions are equally good ways of helping a person find ultimate truth. (ALLRELGS)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree335.4
2) Agree17428.6
3) Neutral or unsure14223.3
4) Disagree14824.3
5) Strongly disagree11218.4
Missing4 
TOTAL609100.0
27) My spiritual needs are being met in this congregation or parish. (SPNEEDS)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree18730.7
2) Agree32052.5
3) Neutral or unsure6110.0
4) Disagree355.7
5) Strongly disagree71.1
Missing3 
TOTAL610100.0
28) Some people feel they came to faith gradually. For others, it began at a definite moment to commitment. Have you ever experienced such a moment of decisive faith commitment or conversion? (FATHMOM)
TOTAL%
1) No, I've had faith for as long as I can remember25241.5
2) No, I came to faith through a gradual process23338.4
3) Yes, at one specific moment in the last 5 years30.5
4) Yes, at one specific moment more than 5 years ago6210.2
5) Yes, a number of specific moments of commitment or re-commitment528.6
6) Not sure or not applicable50.8
Missing6 
TOTAL607100.0
29) Are you involved in any community service, social service, or advocacy groups not connected to this congregation? : Social service or charity groups (SRVCGRP1)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked33154.0
1) Checked28246.0
TOTAL613100.0
30) Are you involved in any community service, social service, or advocacy groups not connected to this congregation? : Advocacy, justice, or lobbying groups (SRVCGRP2)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked53787.6
1) Checked7612.4
TOTAL613100.0
31) Are you involved in any community service, social service, or advocacy groups not connected to this congregation? : I'm not involved with such groups (SRVCGRP3)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked33154.0
1) Checked28246.0
TOTAL613100.0
32) Which of the following best describes your readiness to talk to others about your faith? (READTALK)
TOTAL%
1) I do not have faith, so the question is not applicable10.2
2) I do not talk about my faith; my life and actions are sufficient6610.8
3) I find it hard to talk about my faith in ordinary language9615.7
4) I mostly feel at ease talking about my faith and do so if it comes up38262.4
5) I feel at ease talking about my faith and seek opportunities to do so6710.9
Missing1 
TOTAL612100.0
33) Would you be prepared to invite to a worship service here any of your friends and relatives who do not now attend a congregation? (INVITE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, and I have done so in the past 12 months31551.5
2) Yes, but I have not done so in the past 12 months24640.2
3) Don't know274.4
4) No, probably not223.6
5) No, definitely not20.3
Missing1 
TOTAL612100.0
34) In the past 12 months, have you done any of the following? : Loaned money to someone outside your family (PASTYR1)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked50482.2
1) Checked10917.8
TOTAL613100.0
35) In the past 12 months, have you done any of the following? : Cared for someone outside your family who was very sick (PASTYR2)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked48979.8
1) Checked12420.2
TOTAL613100.0
36) In the past 12 months, have you done any of the following? : Helped someone outside your family find a job (PASTYR3)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked47677.7
1) Checked13722.3
TOTAL613100.0
37) In the past 12 months, have you done any of the following? : Donated or prepared food for someone outside your family or congregation (PASTYR4)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked23137.7
1) Checked38262.3
TOTAL613100.0
38) In the past 12 months, have you done any of the following? : Voted in the last presidential election (PASTYR5)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked284.6
1) Checked58595.4
TOTAL613100.0
39) In the past 12 months, have you done any of the following? : Donated money to a charitable organization (other than this congregation) (PASTYR6)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked487.8
1) Checked56592.2
TOTAL613100.0
40) In the past 12 months, have you done any of the following? : Worked with others to try to solve a community problem (PASTYR7)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked39764.8
1) Checked21635.2
TOTAL613100.0
41) In the past 12 months, have you done any of the following? : Contacted an elected official about a public issue (PASTYR8)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked40566.2
1) Checked20733.8
Missing1 
TOTAL612100.0
42) How satisfied are you with what is offered here for children and youth (less than 19 years of age)? (YOUTH)
TOTAL%
1) Very satisfied13221.7
2) Satisfied23739.0
3) Mixed feelings14924.5
4) Dissatisfied487.9
5) Very dissatisfied132.1
6) Not sure or not applicable284.6
Missing6 
TOTAL607100.0
43) Which best describes your involvement in the making of important decisions in this congregation? (DECISION)
TOTAL%
1) I have been given the opportunity and often participate in decision-making37061.1
2) I have been given the opportunity and occasionally get involved in decision-making19632.3
3) I have been given the opportunity but don't usually get involved in decision-making203.3
4) I have not been given the opportunity to be involved and this is fine142.3
5) I have not been given the opportunity to be involved and I am not happy about this61.0
Missing7 
TOTAL606100.0
44) Do you have a strong sense of belonging to this congregation? (BELONG)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, a strong sense of belonging that is growing27044.3
2) Yes, a strong sense about the same as last year24640.4
3) Yes, but perhaps not as strong as in the past7512.3
4) No, but I am new here50.8
5) No, but I wish I did by now61.0
6) No, but I am happy as I am61.0
7) Don't know/not applicable10.2
Missing4 
TOTAL609100.0
45) While you may value many different styles of music, which of the following do you prefer in congregational worship? : Traditional hymns (WRSHMSC1)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked8413.7
1) Checked52986.3
TOTAL613100.0
46) While you may value many different styles of music, which of the following do you prefer in congregational worship? : Praise music or choruses (WRSHMSC2)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked42168.7
1) Checked19231.3
TOTAL613100.0
47) While you may value many different styles of music, which of the following do you prefer in congregational worship? : Contemporary hymns (WRSHMSC3)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked46275.4
1) Checked15124.6
TOTAL613100.0
48) While you may value many different styles of music, which of the following do you prefer in congregational worship? : Other contemporary music or songs (WRSHMSC4)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked55991.2
1) Checked548.8
TOTAL613100.0
49) While you may value many different styles of music, which of the following do you prefer in congregational worship? : Sung responsorial psalms (WRSHMSC5)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked60198.0
1) Checked122.0
TOTAL613100.0
50) While you may value many different styles of music, which of the following do you prefer in congregational worship? : Classical music or chorales (WRSHMSC6)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked47878.0
1) Checked13522.0
TOTAL613100.0
51) While you may value many different styles of music, which of the following do you prefer in congregational worship? : Contemplative chants (WRSHMSC7)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked60198.0
1) Checked122.0
TOTAL613100.0
52) While you may value many different styles of music, which of the following do you prefer in congregational worship? : Music or songs from a variety of cultures (WRSHMSC8)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked56191.5
1) Checked528.5
TOTAL613100.0
53) While you may value many different styles of music, which of the following do you prefer in congregational worship? : African-American gospel music (WRSHMSC9)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked58094.6
1) Checked335.4
TOTAL613100.0
54) While you may value many different styles of music, which of the following do you prefer in congregational worship? : No music or songs (WRSMSC10)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked613100.0
TOTAL613100.0
55) While you may value many different styles of music, which of the following do you prefer in congregational worship? : Don't know (WRSMSC11)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked61099.5
1) Checked30.5
TOTAL613100.0
56) To what extent do the worship services or activities of this congregation help you with everyday living? (WRSHLIFE)
TOTAL%
1) A great extent26345.6
2) Some extent25544.2
3) A small extent549.4
4) Not at all50.9
Missing36 
TOTAL577100.0
57) Which of the following aspects of this congregation do you personally most value? : Wider community care or social justice emphasis (MOSTVAL1)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked49584.9
1) Checked8815.1
Missing30 
TOTAL583100.0
58) Which of the following aspects of this congregation do you personally most value? : Reaching those who do not attend church (MOSTVAL2)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked56592.2
1) Checked487.8
TOTAL613100.0
59) Which of the following aspects of this congregation do you personally most value? : Traditional style of worship or music (MOSTVAL3)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked33354.3
1) Checked28045.7
TOTAL613100.0
60) Which of the following aspects of this congregation do you personally most value? : Contemporary style of worship or music (MOSTVAL4)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked56592.2
1) Checked487.8
TOTAL613100.0
61) Which of the following aspects of this congregation do you personally most value? : Sharing in Holy Communion, Eucharist, or the Lord's Supper (MOSTVAL5)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked36559.5
1) Checked24840.5
TOTAL613100.0
62) Which of the following aspects of this congregation do you personally most value? : Social activities or meeting new people (MOSTVAL6)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked53086.5
1) Checked8313.5
TOTAL613100.0
63) Which of the following aspects of this congregation do you personally most value? : Sermons, preaching, or homilies (MOSTVAL7)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked30249.3
1) Checked31150.7
TOTAL613100.0
64) Which of the following aspects of this congregation do you personally most value? : Bible study or prayer groups, orhter discussion groups (MOSTVAL8)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked45273.7
1) Checked16126.3
TOTAL613100.0
65) Which of the following aspects of this congregation do you personally most value? : Ministry for children or youth (MOSTVAL9)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked49580.8
1) Checked11819.2
TOTAL613100.0
66) Which of the following aspects of this congregation do you personally most value? : Prayer ministry for one another (MSTVAL10)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked52485.5
1) Checked8914.5
TOTAL613100.0
67) Which of the following aspects of this congregation do you personally most value? : Practical care for one another in times of need (MSTVAL11)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked45373.9
1) Checked16026.1
TOTAL613100.0
68) Which of the following aspects of this congregation do you personally most value? : The congregation's school or pre-school (MSTVAL12)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked59597.1
1) Checked182.9
TOTAL613100.0
69) Which of the following aspects of this congregation do you personally most value? : Openness to social diversity (MSTVAL13)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked57393.5
1) Checked406.5
TOTAL613100.0
70) Which of the following aspects of this congregation do you personally most value? : Adult church-school or Sunday school class (MSTVAL14)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked49781.1
1) Checked11618.9
TOTAL613100.0
71) Do you have any close friends in this congregation? (FRIENDS)
TOTAL%
1) No, I have little contact with others from this congregation outside of activities here172.8
2) No, I have some friends in this congregation, but my closest friends are not involved here538.7
3) Yes, I have some close friends here as well as other close friends who are not a part of this congregation41367.9
4) Yes, most of my closest friends are part of this congregation12520.6
Missing5 
TOTAL608100.0
72) Over the last two years, has there been any conflict in this congregation? (CONFLCT)
TOTAL%
1) No conflict that I am aware of\None16627.4
2) Some minor conflict30249.9
3) Major conflict559.1
4) Major conflict, with leaders or people leaving7111.7
5) Don't know111.8
Missing8 
TOTAL605100.0
73) Has this congregation's leaders encouraged you to find and use your gifts and skills here? (GIFTS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, to a great extent28446.8
2) Yes, to some extent23839.2
3) Yes, to a small extent6210.2
4) Not at all203.3
5) Don't know30.5
Missing6 
TOTAL607100.0
74) Of the following list of voluntary organizations and activities, which, if any, do you belong to? : Social welfare services for elderly, handicapped, or deprived people (VOLACTS1)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked48278.6
1) Checked13121.4
TOTAL613100.0
75) Of the following list of voluntary organizations and activities, which, if any, do you belong to? : Religious or church organizations (VOLACTS2)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked22035.9
1) Checked39364.1
TOTAL613100.0
76) Of the following list of voluntary organizations and activities, which, if any, do you belong to? : Education, arts, music, or cultural activities (VOLACTS3)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked38462.6
1) Checked22937.4
TOTAL613100.0
77) Of the following list of voluntary organizations and activities, which, if any, do you belong to? : Labor unions (VOLACTS4)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked58795.8
1) Checked264.2
TOTAL613100.0
78) Of the following list of voluntary organizations and activities, which, if any, do you belong to? : Political parties or groups (VOLACTS5)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked48178.5
1) Checked13221.5
TOTAL613100.0
79) Of the following list of voluntary organizations and activities, which, if any, do you belong to? : Local community action on issues like poverty, employment, housing, or racial equality (VOLACTS6)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked54288.4
1) Checked7111.6
TOTAL613100.0
80) Of the following list of voluntary organizations and activities, which, if any, do you belong to? : Third world development or human rights (VOLACTS7)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked58495.3
1) Checked294.7
TOTAL613100.0
81) Of the following list of voluntary organizations and activities, which, if any, do you belong to? : Conservation, environment, or animal rights groups (VOLACTS8)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked52385.3
1) Checked9014.7
TOTAL613100.0
82) Of the following list of voluntary organizations and activities, which, if any, do you belong to? : Professional associations (VOLACTS9)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked38663.0
1) Checked22737.0
TOTAL613100.0
83) Of the following list of voluntary organizations and activities, which, if any, do you belong to? : Youth work (VOLACT10)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked52084.8
1) Checked9315.2
TOTAL613100.0
84) Of the following list of voluntary organizations and activities, which, if any, do you belong to? : Sports or recreation (VOLACT11)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked50482.2
1) Checked10917.8
TOTAL613100.0
85) Of the following list of voluntary organizations and activities, which, if any, do you belong to? : Women's groups (VOLACT12)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked47377.2
1) Checked14022.8
TOTAL613100.0
86) Of the following list of voluntary organizations and activities, which, if any, do you belong to? : Voluntary organizations concerned with health (VOLACT13)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked53987.9
1) Checked7412.1
TOTAL613100.0
87) Of the following list of voluntary organizations and activities, which, if any, do you belong to? : Other groups (VOLACT14)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked48178.5
1) Checked13221.5
TOTAL613100.0
88) Of the following list of voluntary activities for which, if any, are you doing unpaid voluntary work? : Social welfare services for elderly, handicapped, or deprived people (VOLWORK1)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked48779.4
1) Checked12620.6
TOTAL613100.0
89) Of the following list of voluntary activities for which, if any, are you doing unpaid voluntary work? : Religious or church organizations (VOLWORK2)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked24439.8
1) Checked36960.2
TOTAL613100.0
90) Of the following list of voluntary activities for which, if any, are you doing unpaid voluntary work? : Education, arts, music, or cultural activities (VOLWORK3)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked46075.0
1) Checked15325.0
TOTAL613100.0
91) Of the following list of voluntary activities for which, if any, are you doing unpaid voluntary work? : Labor unions (VOLWORK4)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked60398.4
1) Checked101.6
TOTAL613100.0
92) Of the following list of voluntary activities for which, if any, are you doing unpaid voluntary work? : Political parties or groups (VOLWORK5)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked55390.2
1) Checked609.8
TOTAL613100.0
93) Of the following list of voluntary activities for which, if any, are you doing unpaid voluntary work? : Local community action on issues like poverty, employment, housing, or racial equality (VOLWORK6)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked54989.6
1) Checked6410.4
TOTAL613100.0
94) Of the following list of voluntary activities for which, if any, are you doing unpaid voluntary work? : Third world development or human rights (VOLWORK7)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked59697.2
1) Checked172.8
TOTAL613100.0
95) Of the following list of voluntary activities for which, if any, are you doing unpaid voluntary work? : Conservation, environment, or animal rights groups (VOLWORK8)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked55891.0
1) Checked559.0
TOTAL613100.0
96) Of the following list of voluntary activities for which, if any, are you doing unpaid voluntary work? : Professional associations (VOLWORK9)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked49881.2
1) Checked11518.8
TOTAL613100.0
97) Of the following list of voluntary activities for which, if any, are you doing unpaid voluntary work? : Youth work (VOLWRK10)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked53186.6
1) Checked8213.4
TOTAL613100.0
98) Of the following list of voluntary activities for which, if any, are you doing unpaid voluntary work? : Sports or recreation (VOLWRK11)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked54088.1
1) Checked7311.9
TOTAL613100.0
99) Of the following list of voluntary activities for which, if any, are you doing unpaid voluntary work? : Women's groups (VOLWRK12)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked51784.3
1) Checked9615.7
TOTAL613100.0
100) Of the following list of voluntary activities for which, if any, are you doing unpaid voluntary work? : Voluntary organizations concerned with health (VOLWRK13)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked54789.2
1) Checked6610.8
TOTAL613100.0
101) Of the following list of voluntary activities for which, if any, are you doing unpaid voluntary work? : Other groups (VOLWRK14)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked52084.8
1) Checked9315.2
TOTAL613100.0
102) About how much do you give financially to this congregation? (DONATE)
TOTAL%
1) I give 10% or more of my net income regularly14123.7
2) I give about 5% to 9% of my net income regularly29349.2
3) I give less than 5% of my net income regularly15125.3
4) I give a small amount whenever I am here71.2
5) I do not contribute financially here40.7
Missing17 
TOTAL596100.0
103) To complete future panel surveys on the web click here (WEB)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked57794.1
1) Checked365.9
TOTAL613100.0
104) Sample (SAMPLE)
TOTAL%
2) Elders613100.0
TOTAL613100.0
105) Survey format (SURVEY)
TOTAL%
1) Paper copy58395.1
2) From the web304.9
TOTAL613100.0
106) How many years have you been a member of your current congregation? __ year(s) (if less than one year, __ months) (YRSMMMBR)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL60522.215
107) How far do you live from your congregation? __ mile(s) (HOWFAR)
TOTAL%
0) Less than one mile111.8
1) 113923.2
2) 29115.2
3) 38914.8
4) 4477.8
5) 56711.2
6) 6345.7
7) 7183.0
8) 8294.8
9) 971.2
10) 10233.8
11) 1110.2
12) 1291.5
13) 1330.5
14) 1410.2
15) 15111.8
17) 1730.5
18) 1820.3
19) 1910.2
20) 2050.8
22) 2210.2
25) 2510.2
30) 3030.5
37) 3710.2
40) 4010.2
500) 50010.2
998) 998 miles or more10.2
Missing13 
TOTAL600100.0
108) 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
TOTAL5781020.61774
109) Have you ever been ordained an elder in the Presbyterian Church? (Check one box) (EVERELDR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes60199.2
2) No50.8
Missing7 
TOTAL606100.0
110) [IF YES TO EVERELDR] Are you serving now on session? (NOWELDR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes34457.8
2) No25142.2
Missing18 
TOTAL595100.0
111) Have you ever been ordained a deacon in the Presbyterian Church? (Check one box) (EVERDCON)
TOTAL%
1) Yes23839.6
2) No36360.4
Missing12 
TOTAL601100.0
112) [IF YES TO EVERDCON] Are you currently serving on the board of deacons? (NOWDCON)
TOTAL%
1) Yes82.5
2) No31497.5
Missing291 
TOTAL322100.0
113) 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 checked36159.4
1) Checked24740.6
Missing5 
TOTAL608100.0
114) 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 checked27645.3
1) Checked33354.7
Missing4 
TOTAL609100.0
115) 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 checked54589.5
1) Checked6410.5
Missing4 
TOTAL609100.0
116) 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 checked50983.6
1) Checked10016.4
Missing4 
TOTAL609100.0
117) 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 checked41468.0
1) Checked19532.0
Missing4 
TOTAL609100.0
118) What other positions, if any, do you hold in the church? (Check all that apply) - Organist or choir director (POSCHDIR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked59898.2
1) Checked111.8
Missing4 
TOTAL609100.0
119) What other positions, if any, do you hold in the church? (Check all that apply) - Member of choir (POSCHMEM)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked45875.2
1) Checked15124.8
Missing4 
TOTAL609100.0
120) What other positions, if any, do you hold in the church? (Check all that apply) - Church school teacher/leader (POSTCHER)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked40967.2
1) Checked20032.8
Missing4 
TOTAL609100.0
121) What other positions, if any, do you hold in the church? (Check all that apply) - Other (specify) (POSOTHER)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked57093.6
1) Checked396.4
Missing4 
TOTAL609100.0
122) How often do you generally attend Sunday worship at your congregation? (Check the appropriate box) (FREQATTD)
TOTAL%
1) Never20.3
3) Once or twice a year10.2
4) Several times a year40.7
5) Once a month61.0
6) 2-3 times a month508.3
7) Nearly every week35859.2
8) Every week18430.4
Missing8 
TOTAL605100.0
123) 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) Yes56397.7
2) No132.3
Missing37 
TOTAL576100.0
124) [IF YES TO EVERMISA] Approximately how many Sundays have you missed attending worship over the last year (52 weeks)? Estimate the number of Sundays you were absent from worship in the last year on the line. (EVERMISB)
TOTAL%
0) None30.5
1) 1152.5
2) 2518.6
3) 3488.1
4) 49015.3
5) 5528.8
6) 66711.4
7) 7193.2
8) 86210.5
9) 991.5
10) 107312.4
11) 1130.5
12) 12274.6
13) 1320.3
14) 1471.2
15) 15223.7
16) 1640.7
18) 1840.7
19) 1910.2
20) 20101.7
24) 2410.2
25) 2561.0
26) 2620.3
28) 2810.2
30) 3030.5
35) 3510.2
36) 3610.2
40) 4020.3
48) 4810.2
50) 5020.3
99) Don't know10.2
Missing23 
TOTAL590100.0
125) [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 checked53487.7
1) Checked7512.3
Missing4 
TOTAL609100.0
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. - I was traveling on business and didn't get home in time. (EMRAVEL)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked50683.1
1) Checked10316.9
Missing4 
TOTAL609100.0
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 ill. (EMILL)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked36760.3
1) Checked24239.7
Missing4 
TOTAL609100.0
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 had family responsibilities (e.g., caring for an ill or disabled child or parent). (EMFAMLY)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked46676.6
1) Checked14223.4
Missing5 
TOTAL608100.0
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 was away on vacation. (EMVACATN)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked11919.5
1) Checked49080.5
Missing4 
TOTAL609100.0
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 needed the time to catch up on other responsibilities. (EMCTCHHP)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked53287.4
1) Checked7712.6
Missing4 
TOTAL609100.0
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 just didn't feel like going. (EMFEEL)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked56092.0
1) Checked498.0
Missing4 
TOTAL609100.0
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. - The weather was bad. (EMWEATHR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked56092.0
1) Checked498.0
Missing4 
TOTAL609100.0
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. - I overslept. (EMSLEPT)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked60198.7
1) Checked81.3
Missing4 
TOTAL609100.0
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 had guests from out of town. (EMGUEST)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked47878.5
1) Checked13121.5
Missing4 
TOTAL609100.0
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 decided to do something else that day. (EMELSE)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked54689.7
1) Checked6310.3
Missing4 
TOTAL609100.0
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 wasn't interested in the theme of the service. (EMTHEME)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked60699.5
1) Checked30.5
Missing4 
TOTAL609100.0
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 didn't want to hear a particular preacher/speaker. (EMPRECHR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked58796.4
1) Checked223.6
Missing4 
TOTAL609100.0
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. - Conflict in the congregation (EMCNFLCT)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked59998.4
1) Checked101.6
Missing4 
TOTAL609100.0
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. - Other (volunteered response) (EMOTHER)
TOTAL%
1) All other1973.1
2) Worked at another church13.8
3) Visited another church (out of town)311.5
5) Visited another church311.5
Missing587 
TOTAL26100.0
140) 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 Hours467.6
2) 1-2 Hours7812.9
3) 3-5 Hours17428.9
4) 6-10 Hours18230.2
5) 11-20 Hours8313.8
6) More than 20 Hours406.6
Missing10 
TOTAL603100.0
141) 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 Hours477.8
2) 1-2 Hours11519.1
3) 3-5 Hours17428.9
4) 6-10 Hours13722.7
5) 11-20 Hours7612.6
6) More than 20 Hours549.0
Missing10 
TOTAL603100.0
142) 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 Hours29349.2
2) 1-2 Hours11920.0
3) 3-5 Hours9816.5
4) 6-10 Hours477.9
5) 11-20 Hours162.7
6) More than 20 Hours223.7
Missing18 
TOTAL595100.0
143) 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 Hours20334.2
2) 1-2 Hours15125.4
3) 3-5 Hours10918.4
4) 6-10 Hours6811.4
5) 11-20 Hours274.5
6) More than 20 Hours366.1
Missing19 
TOTAL594100.0
144) Did you belong to any other churches before the one you now belong to? (BELCHURC)
TOTAL%
1) Yes49282.7
2) No10317.3
Missing18 
TOTAL595100.0
145) [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) Baptist326.4
2) Disciples of Christ132.6
3) Episcopal193.8
4) Lutheran173.4
5) Methodist7715.5
6) Presbyterian23847.9
7) Other Presbyterian132.6
8) Reformed112.2
9) Roman Catholic163.2
10) UCC244.8
11) Non-denominational142.8
12) Other234.6
Missing116 
TOTAL497100.0
146) 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) Baptist518.5
2) Disciples of Christ172.8
3) Episcopal223.7
4) Lutheran274.5
5) Methodist8614.3
6) Presbyterian25041.7
7) Other Presbyterian122.0
8) Reformed111.8
9) Roman Catholic325.3
10) UCC274.5
11) Non-denominational172.8
12) None183.0
13) Other305.0
Missing13 
TOTAL600100.0
147) How old were you when you first became a member of a Presbyterian church? (HOWOLD)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL59525.59215
148) When you were growing up, say ages 10 to 12, how active were your parents in church? (PAR_ACTV)
TOTAL%
1) Very active23438.6
2) Generally active13021.4
3) Somewhat active7712.7
4) Not very active7512.4
5) Not active at all8514.0
6) Don't know61.0
Missing6 
TOTAL607100.0
149) Do any of your relatives serve as pastors, Christian educators, or mission workers, or in other full-time ministry for a Presbyterian or other church? (RELPAST)
TOTAL%
1) Yes11018.4
2) No48781.6
Missing16 
TOTAL597100.0
150) [IF YES TO RELPAST] How many relatives are currently serving the church in full-time paid positions? (RELPASTN)
TOTAL%
0) 3526.9
1) 6650.8
2) 1813.8
3) 75.4
4) 21.5
5) 10.8
6) 10.8
Missing483 
TOTAL130100.0
151) [IF YES TO RELPAST] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - My father (DADPAST)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked60499.3
1) Checked40.7
Missing5 
TOTAL608100.0
152) [IF YES TO RELPAST] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - My mother (MOMPAST)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked60899.8
1) Checked10.2
Missing4 
TOTAL609100.0
153) [IF YES TO RELPAST] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - My grandfather (GDADPAST)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked609100.0
Missing4 
TOTAL609100.0
154) [IF YES TO RELPAST] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - My grandmother (GMOMPAST)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked60899.8
1) Checked10.2
Missing4 
TOTAL609100.0
155) [IF YES TO RELPAST] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - My son (SONPAST)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked59798.0
1) Checked122.0
Missing4 
TOTAL609100.0
156) [IF YES TO RELPAST] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - My daughter (DAUGPAST)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked60098.5
1) Checked91.5
Missing4 
TOTAL609100.0
157) [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 checked60098.5
1) Checked91.5
Missing4 
TOTAL609100.0
158) [IF YES TO RELPAST] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - Other (OTHPAST)
TOTAL%
0) All other55.6
1) Grandchild22.2
2) Distant ancestor11.1
3) Uncle/Aunt89.0
4) Niece or nephew1516.9
5) Cousin3943.8
8) Spouse55.6
9) In-law1415.7
Missing524 
TOTAL89100.0
159) 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) Yes13322.6
2) No45677.4
Missing24 
TOTAL589100.0
160) [IF YES TO RELCRCH] How many relatives in the past served the church in full-time paid positions? (Approximate number) (RELCRCHN)
TOTAL%
0) 2921.5
1) 5943.7
2) 2921.5
3) 85.9
4) 32.2
5) 10.7
6) 32.2
7) 32.2
Missing478 
TOTAL135100.0
161) [IF YES TO RELCRCH] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - My father (DADCRCH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked59397.4
1) Checked162.6
Missing4 
TOTAL609100.0
162) [IF YES TO RELCRCH] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - My mother (MOMCRCH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked59397.4
1) Checked162.6
Missing4 
TOTAL609100.0
163) [IF YES TO RELCRCH] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - My grandfather (GDADCRCH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked57794.7
1) Checked325.3
Missing4 
TOTAL609100.0
164) [IF YES TO RELCRCH] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - My grandmother (GMOMCRCH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked60299.0
1) Checked61.0
Missing5 
TOTAL608100.0
165) [IF YES TO RELCRCH] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - My son (SONCRCH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked60799.7
1) Checked20.3
Missing4 
TOTAL609100.0
166) [IF YES TO RELCRCH] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - My daughter (DAUGCRCH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked60899.8
1) Checked10.2
Missing4 
TOTAL609100.0
167) [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 checked59798.0
1) Checked122.0
Missing4 
TOTAL609100.0
168) [IF YES TO RELCRCH] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - Other (OTHCRCH)
TOTAL%
0) All other33.2
1) Grandchild11.1
2) Distant ancestor2425.5
3) Uncle/Aunt3537.2
5) Cousin1516.0
8) Spouse66.4
9) In-law1010.6
Missing519 
TOTAL94100.0
169) Which of the following terms best describes your current stand on theological issues? (LIB_CONS)
TOTAL%
1) Very conservative315.1
2) Conservative19932.9
3) Moderate27645.7
4) Liberal8313.7
5) Very Liberal152.5
Missing9 
TOTAL604100.0
170) Have you ever tried to encourage someone to believe in Jesus Christ or accept Him as a personal savior? (WITNESS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes42370.0
2) No18130.0
Missing9 
TOTAL604100.0
171) 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) Yes26744.6
2) No33155.4
Missing15 
TOTAL598100.0
172) Do you believe that some or all of the Bible was inspired by God? (INSP_GOD)
TOTAL%
1) Yes58098.5
2) No91.5
Missing24 
TOTAL589100.0
173) [IF YES TO INSP_GOD] How much of what the Bible contains do you believe was inspired by God? (INSPMUCH)
TOTAL%
1) All of it31153.3
2) Almost all of it9115.6
3) Most of it12321.1
4) Some of it386.5
5) Only a very small amount20.3
6) Not sure193.3
Missing29 
TOTAL584100.0
174) 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 world427.1
2) Is a true account of how God created the world32454.7
3) Reflects human feelings about how the world might have been created22638.2
Missing21 
TOTAL592100.0
175) 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.14224.9
2) The Bible is without error of any kind in spiritual matters, but there are problems in other areas such as science and history.29752.1
3) The Bible contains errors in both spiritual and secular matters.13123.0
Missing43 
TOTAL570100.0
176) 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 agree386.4
2) Agree12120.4
3) Not sure7412.5
4) Disagree25442.8
5) Strongly disagree10718.0
Missing19 
TOTAL594100.0
177) 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 agree223.7
2) Agree15125.5
3) Not sure11619.6
4) Disagree17128.9
5) Strongly disagree13222.3
Missing21 
TOTAL592100.0
178) 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 agree39867.6
2) Agree14624.8
3) Not sure406.8
4) Disagree50.8
Missing24 
TOTAL589100.0
179) 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 agree28448.4
2) Agree15726.7
3) Not sure8314.1
4) Disagree559.4
5) Strongly disagree81.4
Missing26 
TOTAL587100.0
180) 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 agree14825.0
2) Agree10417.6
3) Not sure15125.5
4) Disagree13422.6
5) Strongly disagree559.3
Missing21 
TOTAL592100.0
181) 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 agree25643.1
2) Agree30150.7
3) Not sure213.5
4) Disagree152.5
5) Strongly disagree10.2
Missing19 
TOTAL594100.0
182) Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with the following statement. - The Devil (Satan) really exists. (DEVL_XST)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree22838.6
2) Agree18831.8
3) Not sure10718.1
4) Disagree488.1
5) Strongly disagree203.4
Missing22 
TOTAL591100.0
183) 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 agree28848.2
2) Agree20133.7
3) Not sure8914.9
4) Disagree122.0
5) Strongly disagree71.2
Missing16 
TOTAL597100.0
184) 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 daily10918.4
2) Several times a week11118.8
3) Weekly9516.0
4) Several times a month9115.4
5) Once a month366.1
6) Several times a year11519.4
7) Once a year or less254.2
8) Never101.7
Missing21 
TOTAL592100.0
185) 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 daily162.7
2) Several times a week244.1
3) Weekly13623.2
4) Several times a month6310.8
5) Once a month498.4
6) Several times a year10417.8
7) Once a year or less7713.2
8) Never11619.8
Missing28 
TOTAL585100.0
186) 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 daily30.5
2) Several times a week50.9
3) Weekly16127.9
4) Several times a month427.3
5) Once a month5810.0
6) Several times a year9616.6
7) Once a year or less9015.6
8) Never12321.3
Missing35 
TOTAL578100.0
187) Approximately how frequently do you engage in the following activity? (Check one box on each line) - Pray privately (OFT_PPRI)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/almost daily40668.4
2) Several times a week10818.2
3) Weekly254.2
4) Several times a month366.1
5) Once a month30.5
6) Several times a year142.4
8) Never20.3
Missing19 
TOTAL594100.0
188) 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 daily13422.8
2) Several times a week9215.7
3) Weekly11419.4
4) Several times a month7713.1
5) Once a month274.6
6) Several times a year7412.6
7) Once a year or less223.7
8) Never478.0
Missing26 
TOTAL587100.0
189) 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 daily50.9
2) Several times a week61.0
3) Weekly7012.1
4) Several times a month295.0
5) Once a month305.2
6) Several times a year8414.5
7) Once a year or less10017.2
8) Never25644.1
Missing33 
TOTAL580100.0
190) Do you believe that Jesus will return to Earth some day? (JES_RTRN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes43474.8
2) No305.2
3) Not sure11620.0
Missing33 
TOTAL580100.0
191) [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 200071.4
2) About as likely in 2000 as in any other year30961.4
3) Less likely in 2000102.0
4) No Opinion17735.2
Missing110 
TOTAL503100.0
192) Do you currently have plans for this coming New Year's Eve (Dec. 31, 1999)? (PLAN_NYR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes16928.5
2) No42371.5
Missing21 
TOTAL592100.0
193) [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) Yes7624.4
2) No23575.6
Missing302 
TOTAL311100.0
194) [IF YES TO PLAN_NYR] What do you plan to do? - First response (PLAN_DO1)
TOTAL%
1) Nothing special/stay at home99.4
2) Spend time with family3031.3
3) Party/celebrate2930.2
4) Work44.2
5) Attend church1515.6
7) Not sure-no plans yet33.1
9) Other66.3
Missing517 
TOTAL96100.0
195) [IF YES TO PLAN_NYR] What do you plan to do? - Second response (PLAN_DO2)
TOTAL%
1) Nothing special/stay at home125.0
3) Party/celebrate375.0
Missing609 
TOTAL4100.0
196) 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, definitely498.2
2) Yes, probably6911.5
3) No, probably not12621.0
4) No, definitely not203.3
5) Don't know33656.0
Missing13 
TOTAL600100.0
197) 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) Major142.3
3) Minor24340.6
4) Very minor25242.1
5) None at all518.5
6) No opinion396.5
Missing14 
TOTAL599100.0
198) 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) Major30.5
3) Minor21235.4
4) Very minor26243.7
5) None at all8614.4
6) No opinion366.0
Missing14 
TOTAL599100.0
199) 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) Major30.5
3) Minor9716.2
4) Very minor21335.6
5) None at all25342.2
6) No opinion335.5
Missing14 
TOTAL599100.0
200) 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) Major20.3
3) Minor12120.2
4) Very minor23238.7
5) None at all21335.5
6) No opinion325.3
Missing13 
TOTAL600100.0
201) What is your sex? (SEX)
TOTAL%
1) Female30149.7
2) Male30550.3
Missing7 
TOTAL606100.0
202) What is your present age? (AGE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL60659.38612
203) Which of the categories below most closely describes the place in which you currently live? (HOME)
TOTAL%
1) In open country, but not a farm6510.8
2) On a farm355.8
3) In a small city or town (under 50,000)16827.9
4) In a medium-size city (50,000-250,000)8614.3
5) In a suburb near a medium-size city579.5
6) In a large city (over 250,000)7312.1
7) In a suburb near a large city11819.6
Missing11 
TOTAL602100.0
204) What is your present marital status? (MAR_STAT)
TOTAL%
1) Married50784.1
2) Not married9615.9
Missing10 
TOTAL603100.0
205) If not currently married, have you ever been married? (MAR_EVER)
TOTAL%
1) No, never married1818.2
2) Yes, now widowed5555.6
3) Yes, now divorced2121.2
4) Yes, both widowed and divorced55.1
Missing514 
TOTAL99100.0
206) If currently married, have you ever had a previous marriage (or marriages)? (PREV_MAR)
TOTAL%
1) No41284.1
2) Yes, was widowed102.0
3) Yes, was divorced6713.7
4) Yes, both widowed and divorced10.2
Missing123 
TOTAL490100.0
207) How often does your husband or wife attend Sunday worship at your congregation? (SPOUCONG)
TOTAL%
1) Never153.0
2) Less than once a year71.4
3) About once or twice a year193.8
4) Several times a year193.8
5) About once a month183.6
6) 2-3 times a month489.5
7) Nearly every week26452.5
8) Every week11322.5
Missing110 
TOTAL503100.0
208) 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) Baptist5911.8
2) Disciples of Christ102.0
3) Episcopal132.6
4) Lutheran255.0
5) Methodist8717.4
6) Presbyterian Church15931.8
7) Other Presbyterian122.4
8) Reformed40.8
9) Roman Catholic499.8
10) UCC234.6
11) Non-denominational142.8
12) None224.4
13) Other234.6
Missing113 
TOTAL500100.0
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. - Spouse's current faith (SPOUFATH)
TOTAL%
1) Baptist10.2
3) Episcopal20.5
5) Methodist81.9
6) Presbyterian Church38990.0
7) Other Presbyterian40.9
9) Roman Catholic71.6
10) UCC10.2
12) None173.9
13) Other30.7
Missing181 
TOTAL432100.0
210) Please indicate your employment status and, if married, the employment of your spouse. - Your employment status, first response (YOUREMP1)
TOTAL%
1) Employed full-time21936.7
2) Employed part-time477.9
3) Self-employed6210.4
4) Unemployed61.0
5) Retired21736.4
6) Homemaker416.9
7) Student10.2
8) Other30.5
Missing17 
TOTAL596100.0
211) Please indicate your employment status and, if married, the employment of your spouse. - Your employment status, second response (YOUREMP2)
TOTAL%
1) Employed full-time48.9
2) Employed part-time12.2
3) Self-employed511.1
5) Retired1226.7
6) Homemaker1942.2
7) Student12.2
8) Other36.7
Missing568 
TOTAL45100.0
212) Please indicate your employment status and, if married, the employment of your spouse. - Employment status of spouse, first response (SPOUEMP1)
TOTAL%
1) Employed full-time17736.4
2) Employed part-time438.8
3) Self-employed479.7
4) Unemployed51.0
5) Retired14630.0
6) Homemaker6313.0
7) Student20.4
8) Other30.6
Missing127 
TOTAL486100.0
213) Please indicate your employment status and, if married, the employment of your spouse. - Employment status of spouse, second response (SPOUEMP2)
TOTAL%
1) Employed full-time27.4
2) Employed part-time27.4
3) Self-employed518.5
5) Retired414.8
6) Homemaker725.9
7) Student13.7
8) Other622.2
Missing586 
TOTAL27100.0
214) 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) 0184.9
2) 220.5
3) 310.3
4) 410.3
5) 520.5
6) 620.5
8) 810.3
9) 910.3
10) 1051.4
12) 1230.8
14) 1410.3
15) 1592.4
16) 1630.8
17) 1710.3
18) 1820.5
20) 20174.6
22) 2210.3
23) 2320.5
24) 2441.1
25) 2520.5
26) 2610.3
30) 30205.4
32) 3241.1
35) 35102.7
37) 3720.5
38) 3882.2
40) 407019.0
42) 4282.2
43) 4330.8
44) 4420.5
45) 454010.9
46) 4610.3
47) 4710.3
48) 4861.6
50) 505815.8
52) 5210.3
53) 5310.3
54) 5410.3
55) 55113.0
56) 5610.3
60) 60287.6
65) 6530.8
70) 7041.1
77) 7710.3
84) 8410.3
85) 8510.3
96) 9610.3
99) Don't know20.5
Missing245 
TOTAL368100.0
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 - Spouse's hours (SPOUHRS)
TOTAL%
0) 0257.8
1) 120.6
4) 410.3
5) 520.6
6) 620.6
8) 841.3
10) 1041.3
12) 1210.3
14) 1410.3
15) 15103.1
17) 1720.6
20) 20165.0
22) 2210.3
24) 2451.6
25) 2572.2
28) 2810.3
30) 30195.9
32) 3210.3
33) 3310.3
35) 3582.5
36) 3610.3
37) 3720.6
38) 3810.3
39) 3910.3
40) 407824.4
42) 4210.3
44) 4430.9
45) 45268.1
46) 4620.6
48) 4830.9
49) 4910.3
50) 503611.3
54) 5420.6
55) 55113.4
60) 60237.2
65) 6520.6
68) 6810.3
70) 7061.9
71) 7110.3
75) 7510.3
80) 8010.3
84) 8410.3
99) Don't know30.9
Missing293 
TOTAL320100.0
216) 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) Management6615.2
13) Business and financial operations358.1
15) Computer and math122.8
17) Architecture and engineering225.1
19) Life-physical and social science92.1
21) Community and social services133.0
23) Legal214.8
25) Education/training/library7316.9
27) Arts/design/entertainment/sports/media173.9
29) Healthcare and technical255.8
31) Healthcare support81.8
33) Protective service40.9
35) Food Prep10.2
39) Personal care51.2
41) Sales and related occupations388.8
43) Office and administrative support358.1
45) Farming/fishing/forestry81.8
47) Construction40.9
49) Installation/maintenance/repair40.9
51) Production occupations51.2
53) Transportation71.6
55) Military20.5
99) Homemaker194.4
Missing180 
TOTAL433100.0
217) 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) Management4613.0
13) Business and financial operations185.1
15) Computer and math154.2
17) Architecture and engineering185.1
19) Life-physical and social science30.8
21) Community and social services133.7
23) Legal102.8
25) Education/training/library6016.9
27) Arts/design/entertainment/sports/media51.4
29) Healthcare and technical349.6
31) Healthcare support30.8
33) Protective service30.8
39) Personal care30.8
41) Sales and related occupations349.6
43) Office and administrative support359.9
45) Farming/fishing/forestry41.1
47) Construction30.8
49) Installation/maintenance/repair61.7
51) Production occupations102.8
53) Transportation102.8
55) Military20.6
99) Homemaker195.4
Missing259 
TOTAL354100.0
218) 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 school40.7
4) High school diploma6110.1
5) Some college11118.4
6) Graduated from college14924.8
7) Some graduate work8414.0
8) A graduate degree19231.9
Missing11 
TOTAL602100.0
219) What is the highest level of education completed by you and, if married, by your spouse? - Spouse's educational level (EDUCSPOU)
TOTAL%
2) Completed 8th grade30.6
3) Some high school71.4
4) High school diploma6613.1
5) Some college8817.5
6) Graduated from college14729.3
7) Some graduate work5110.2
8) A graduate degree14027.9
Missing111 
TOTAL502100.0
220) How many children do you have? (If none, write 0.) Include any legally adopted children; exclude stepchildren unless legally adopted. (NO_KIDS)
TOTAL%
0) None538.9
1) 16911.6
2) 225041.9
3) 314925.0
4) 4569.4
5) 5122.0
6) 671.2
7) 710.2
Missing16 
TOTAL597100.0
221) How many persons, including yourself, live in your household? (Do not count students who live elsewhere while they attend college or university.) (Check only one box.) (HH_SIZE)
TOTAL%
1) Live alone7812.9
2) Two of us34156.3
3) Three of us8714.4
4) Four of us6911.4
5) Five of us254.1
6) Six of us61.0
Missing7 
TOTAL606100.0
222) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are - under six years of age? (HH_UNDR6)
TOTAL%
0) None13383.1
1) 11911.9
2) 285.0
Missing453 
TOTAL160100.0
223) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are - 6-12 years of age? (HH_6_12)
TOTAL%
0) None13065.7
1) 14020.2
2) 22613.1
3) 321.0
Missing415 
TOTAL198100.0
224) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are - 13-17 years of age? (HH_13_17)
TOTAL%
0) None12357.2
1) 16731.2
2) 22511.6
Missing398 
TOTAL215100.0
225) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are - 18-24 years of age? (HH_18_24)
TOTAL%
0) None12973.3
1) 13620.5
2) 2105.7
3) 310.6
Missing437 
TOTAL176100.0
226) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are - 25 years of age and over? (HH_25)
TOTAL%
0) None183.2
1) 16611.9
2) 243678.4
3) 3356.3
4) 410.2
Missing57 
TOTAL556100.0
227) From the list below, select the choice which best describes all of the people in the household in which you live. (For example, a teenager living with both parents would check '4.') (HH_TYPE)
TOTAL%
1) Single adult7312.3
2) Single parent142.4
3) Married, no kids32053.9
4) Married, with kids17529.5
5) Some other arrangement122.0
Missing19 
TOTAL594100.0
228) Where did you live five years ago, in October 1994? (HOM_94)
TOTAL%
1) Same house I live in now53888.8
2) A different house, same county487.9
3) In a different county, same state71.2
4) In a different state101.7
5) In a different country30.5
Missing7 
TOTAL606100.0
229) 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
TOTAL60333.316
230) Generally speaking, do you think of yourself as a Democrat, Independent, Republican, or other? (DEM_REP)
TOTAL%
1) Democrat17529.1
2) Independent10116.8
3) Republican32053.2
4) Other50.8
6) Reform10.2
Missing11 
TOTAL602100.0
231) What is your race of origin? (Check all that apply.) - First response (RACE1)
TOTAL%
1) White57995.9
2) African American172.8
4) Asian81.3
Missing9 
TOTAL604100.0
232) What is your race of origin? (Check all that apply) - Second response (RACE2)
TOTAL%
1) White114.3
2) African American114.3
3) Indian457.1
5) Hispanic114.3
Missing606 
TOTAL7100.0
233) Which of these categories best describes your total family income from all sources, before taxes, during 1998? (If you live alone, or with non-relatives, answer in terms of your own personal income.) (HH_INCOM)
TOTAL%
1) Less than 10,00010.2
2) $10K-14,999122.1
3) $15K-19,999172.9
4) $20K-29,999396.8
5) $30K-39,999579.9
6) $40K-49,9995810.1
7) $50K-59,9995810.1
8) $60K-69,999498.5
9) $70K-79,999498.5
10) $80K-89,999457.8
11) $90K-99,999274.7
12) $100K-124,9996210.7
13) $125K-149,999305.2
14) $150K or more7312.7
Missing36 
TOTAL577100.0
234) Did you or any other family member fill out a pledge card regarding church giving for the current year? (PLEDGECD)
TOTAL%
1) Yes51985.9
2) No8514.1
Missing9 
TOTAL604100.0
235) 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
TOTAL5803516.0284933
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 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
TOTAL4151919.7067234
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 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
TOTAL507381.161374
238) 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) $015426.6
2) $1-5011820.4
3) $51-1008114.0
4) $101-50010918.8
5) $501-1000406.9
6) $1001-2000264.5
7) $2001+518.8
Missing34 
TOTAL579100.0
239) 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) $0122.1
2) $1-507813.4
3) $51-1009215.8
4) $101-50019333.2
5) $501-10007512.9
6) $1001-2000478.1
7) $2001+8514.6
Missing31 
TOTAL582100.0
240) I-AGE: What is your present age? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-AGE)
TOTAL%
1) Less than 40274.5
2) 40-4911919.6
3) 50-6423038.0
4) 65+23038.0
Missing7 
TOTAL606100.0
241) I-GENDER: What is your sex? (for use with online analysis) (I-GENDER)
TOTAL%
1) Female30149.7
2) Male30550.3
Missing7 
TOTAL606100.0
242) I-RACE: What is your race of origin? (Check all that apply.) - First response (for use with online analysis) (I-RACE)
TOTAL%
1) White57995.9
2) African American172.8
4) Asian81.3
Missing9 
TOTAL604100.0
243) I-MARITAL: What is your present marital status? (for use with online analysis) (I-MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Married50784.1
2) Not married9615.9
Missing10 
TOTAL603100.0
244) 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 $20K305.2
2) $20K-49,99915426.7
3) $50K-99,99922839.5
4) $100K+16528.6
Missing36 
TOTAL577100.0
245) 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) Democrat17529.1
2) Independent10116.8
3) Republican32053.2
4) Other50.8
6) Reform10.2
Missing11 
TOTAL602100.0