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

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All frequencies are raw numbers (no weights used).
1) Panel Identification Number (NEWCODE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL58740628.014348
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 attend39169.9
2) Yes, at a different congregation264.7
3) No14225.4
Missing28 
TOTAL559100.0
3) How often do you go to worship services at your congregation? (WRSHOFTN)
TOTAL%
1) This is my first time10.2
2) Hardly ever/special occasions203.4
3) Less than once a month223.8
4) Once a month264.5
5) Two or three times a month7813.4
6) Usually every week39668.3
7) More than once a week376.4
Missing7 
TOTAL580100.0
4) How long have you been going to worship services or activities at your congregation? (TIMECONG)
TOTAL%
1) Less than one year111.9
2) 1-2 years183.1
3) 3-5 years7312.6
4) 6-10 years9816.9
5) 11-20 years11620.0
6) More than 20 years26245.2
8) I am visiting and do not regularly go anywhere else20.3
Missing7 
TOTAL580100.0
5) Are you regularly involved in any group activities here? : Sunday school or church school (GROPACT1)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked39467.1
1) Checked19332.9
TOTAL587100.0
6) Are you regularly involved in any group activities here? : In prayer, discussion, or Bible study (GROPACT2)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked39066.4
1) Checked19733.6
TOTAL587100.0
7) Are you regularly involved in any group activities here? : In fellowships, clubs, or other social groups (GROPACT3)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked32254.9
1) Checked26545.1
TOTAL587100.0
8) Are you regularly involved in any group activities here? : We have no group activities (GROPACT4)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked57598.0
1) Checked122.0
TOTAL587100.0
9) Are you regularly involved in any group activities here? : I am not regularly involved in group activities (GROPACT5)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked43273.6
1) Checked15526.4
TOTAL587100.0
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 checked46378.9
1) Checked12421.1
TOTAL587100.0
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 checked42271.9
1) Checked16528.1
TOTAL587100.0
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 checked56596.3
1) Checked223.7
TOTAL587100.0
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 checked27647.0
1) Checked31153.0
TOTAL587100.0
14) Do you currently have any of the following roles here? : Member of the governing board (session) (HVEROLE1)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked53190.5
1) Checked569.5
TOTAL587100.0
15) Do you currently have any of the following roles here? : Member of a congregational committee or task force (HVEROLE2)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked43173.4
1) Checked15626.6
TOTAL587100.0
16) Do you currently have any of the following roles here? : Leading or assisting in worship (HVEROLE3)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked52088.6
1) Checked6711.4
TOTAL587100.0
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 checked50686.2
1) Checked8113.8
TOTAL587100.0
18) Do you currently have any of the following roles here? : Choir member, musician, or choir director (HVEROLE5)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked47781.3
1) Checked11018.7
TOTAL587100.0
19) Do you currently have any of the following roles here? : Sunday school or church school teacher (HVEROLE6)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked51587.7
1) Checked7212.3
TOTAL587100.0
20) Do you currently have any of the following roles here? : Deacon (HVEROLE7)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked53491.0
1) Checked539.0
TOTAL587100.0
21) Do you currently have any of the following roles here? : Other role not listed here (specify) (HVEROLE8)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked47881.4
1) Checked10918.6
TOTAL587100.0
22) Do you currently have any of the following roles here? : None (HVEROLE9)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked40669.2
1) Checked18130.8
TOTAL587100.0
23) Over the last year, how much have you grown in your faith? (GROFAITH)
TOTAL%
1) No real growth6611.5
2) Some growth30954.0
3) Much growth, mainly through this congregation11119.4
4) Much growth, mainly through other groups or congregations234.0
5) Much growth, mainly though my own private activities6311.0
Missing15 
TOTAL572100.0
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 days25744.2
2) A few times a week13923.9
3) Once a week264.5
4) Occasionally11119.1
5) Hardly ever427.2
6) Never61.0
Missing6 
TOTAL581100.0
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 word10217.8
2) The Bible is the word of God, to be interpreted in the light of its historical and cultural context21337.2
3) The Bible is the word of God, to be interpreted in the light of its historical context and the Church's teachings21537.6
4) The Bible is not the word of God, but contains God's word to us305.2
5) The Bible is not the word of God but is a valuable book71.2
7) Don't know50.9
Missing15 
TOTAL572100.0
26) All the different religions are equally good ways of helping a person find ultimate truth. (ALLRELGS)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree315.4
2) Agree16027.7
3) Neutral or unsure14424.9
4) Disagree15727.2
5) Strongly disagree8614.9
Missing9 
TOTAL578100.0
27) My spiritual needs are being met in this congregation or parish. (SPNEEDS)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree14725.4
2) Agree29551.0
3) Neutral or unsure8414.5
4) Disagree437.4
5) Strongly disagree91.6
Missing9 
TOTAL578100.0
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 remember25243.5
2) No, I came to faith through a gradual process20234.9
3) Yes, at one specific moment in the last 5 years50.9
4) Yes, at one specific moment more than 5 years ago569.7
5) Yes, a number of specific moments of commitment or re-commitment508.6
6) Not sure or not applicable142.4
Missing8 
TOTAL579100.0
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 checked33957.8
1) Checked24842.2
TOTAL587100.0
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 checked53290.6
1) Checked559.4
TOTAL587100.0
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 checked28348.2
1) Checked30451.8
TOTAL587100.0
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 sufficient8514.7
3) I find it hard to talk about my faith in ordinary language10217.6
4) I mostly feel at ease talking about my faith and do so if it comes up33958.7
5) I feel at ease talking about my faith and seek opportunities to do so518.8
Missing9 
TOTAL578100.0
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 months26645.8
2) Yes, but I have not done so in the past 12 months23941.1
3) Don't know356.0
4) No, probably not406.9
5) No, definitely not10.2
Missing6 
TOTAL581100.0
34) In the past 12 months, have you done any of the following? : Loaned money to someone outside your family (PASTYR1)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked48081.8
1) Checked10718.2
TOTAL587100.0
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 checked46479.0
1) Checked12321.0
TOTAL587100.0
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 checked47080.1
1) Checked11719.9
TOTAL587100.0
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 checked23540.0
1) Checked35260.0
TOTAL587100.0
38) In the past 12 months, have you done any of the following? : Voted in the last presidential election (PASTYR5)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked457.7
1) Checked54292.3
TOTAL587100.0
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 checked6310.7
1) Checked52489.3
TOTAL587100.0
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 checked41670.9
1) Checked17129.1
TOTAL587100.0
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 checked42372.1
1) Checked16427.9
TOTAL587100.0
42) How satisfied are you with what is offered here for children and youth (less than 19 years of age)? (YOUTH)
TOTAL%
1) Very satisfied15026.0
2) Satisfied21336.9
3) Mixed feelings10618.3
4) Dissatisfied406.9
5) Very dissatisfied132.2
6) Not sure or not applicable569.7
Missing9 
TOTAL578100.0
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-making11720.9
2) I have been given the opportunity and occasionally get involved in decision-making21338.0
3) I have been given the opportunity but don't usually get involved in decision-making13423.9
4) I have not been given the opportunity to be involved and this is fine6912.3
5) I have not been given the opportunity to be involved and I am not happy about this285.0
Missing26 
TOTAL561100.0
44) Do you have a strong sense of belonging to this congregation? (BELONG)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, a strong sense of belonging that is growing19233.2
2) Yes, a strong sense about the same as last year24241.8
3) Yes, but perhaps not as strong as in the past9516.4
4) No, but I am new here40.7
5) No, but I wish I did by now213.6
6) No, but I am happy as I am213.6
7) Don't know/not applicable40.7
Missing8 
TOTAL579100.0
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 checked7713.1
1) Checked51086.9
TOTAL587100.0
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 checked37864.4
1) Checked20935.6
TOTAL587100.0
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 checked47280.4
1) Checked11519.6
TOTAL587100.0
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 checked52789.8
1) Checked6010.2
TOTAL587100.0
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 checked56796.6
1) Checked203.4
TOTAL587100.0
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 checked45577.5
1) Checked13222.5
TOTAL587100.0
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 checked58098.8
1) Checked71.2
TOTAL587100.0
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 checked54092.0
1) Checked478.0
TOTAL587100.0
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 checked56295.7
1) Checked254.3
TOTAL587100.0
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 checked58699.8
1) Checked10.2
TOTAL587100.0
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 checked58399.3
1) Checked40.7
TOTAL587100.0
56) To what extent do the worship services or activities of this congregation help you with everyday living? (WRSHLIFE)
TOTAL%
1) A great extent20437.1
2) Some extent25846.9
3) A small extent7313.3
4) Not at all152.7
Missing37 
TOTAL550100.0
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 checked50289.0
1) Checked6211.0
Missing23 
TOTAL564100.0
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 checked54893.4
1) Checked396.6
TOTAL587100.0
59) Which of the following aspects of this congregation do you personally most value? : Traditional style of worship or music (MOSTVAL3)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked32755.7
1) Checked26044.3
TOTAL587100.0
60) Which of the following aspects of this congregation do you personally most value? : Contemporary style of worship or music (MOSTVAL4)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked52088.6
1) Checked6711.4
TOTAL587100.0
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 checked34558.8
1) Checked24241.2
TOTAL587100.0
62) Which of the following aspects of this congregation do you personally most value? : Social activities or meeting new people (MOSTVAL6)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked50485.9
1) Checked8314.1
TOTAL587100.0
63) Which of the following aspects of this congregation do you personally most value? : Sermons, preaching, or homilies (MOSTVAL7)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked29950.9
1) Checked28849.1
TOTAL587100.0
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 checked47080.1
1) Checked11719.9
TOTAL587100.0
65) Which of the following aspects of this congregation do you personally most value? : Ministry for children or youth (MOSTVAL9)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked46479.0
1) Checked12321.0
TOTAL587100.0
66) Which of the following aspects of this congregation do you personally most value? : Prayer ministry for one another (MSTVAL10)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked50485.9
1) Checked8314.1
TOTAL587100.0
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 checked44776.1
1) Checked14023.9
TOTAL587100.0
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 checked56496.1
1) Checked233.9
TOTAL587100.0
69) Which of the following aspects of this congregation do you personally most value? : Openness to social diversity (MSTVAL13)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked55394.2
1) Checked345.8
TOTAL587100.0
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 checked49684.5
1) Checked9115.5
TOTAL587100.0
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 here335.7
2) No, I have some friends in this congregation, but my closest friends are not involved here9716.8
3) Yes, I have some close friends here as well as other close friends who are not a part of this congregation36763.7
4) Yes, most of my closest friends are part of this congregation7913.7
Missing11 
TOTAL576100.0
72) Over the last two years, has there been any conflict in this congregation? (CONFLCT)
TOTAL%
1) No conflict that I am aware of\None20535.5
2) Some minor conflict22839.4
3) Major conflict305.2
4) Major conflict, with leaders or people leaving6611.4
5) Don't know498.5
Missing9 
TOTAL578100.0
73) Has this congregation's leaders encouraged you to find and use your gifts and skills here? (GIFTS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, to a great extent16028.2
2) Yes, to some extent23240.8
3) Yes, to a small extent10919.2
4) Not at all468.1
5) Don't know213.7
Missing19 
TOTAL568100.0
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 checked48883.1
1) Checked9916.9
TOTAL587100.0
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 checked28648.7
1) Checked30151.3
TOTAL587100.0
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 checked38565.6
1) Checked20234.4
TOTAL587100.0
77) Of the following list of voluntary organizations and activities, which, if any, do you belong to? : Labor unions (VOLACTS4)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked56796.6
1) Checked203.4
TOTAL587100.0
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 checked48582.6
1) Checked10217.4
TOTAL587100.0
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 checked54492.7
1) Checked437.3
TOTAL587100.0
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 checked57497.8
1) Checked132.2
TOTAL587100.0
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 checked51487.6
1) Checked7312.4
TOTAL587100.0
82) Of the following list of voluntary organizations and activities, which, if any, do you belong to? : Professional associations (VOLACTS9)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked42372.1
1) Checked16427.9
TOTAL587100.0
83) Of the following list of voluntary organizations and activities, which, if any, do you belong to? : Youth work (VOLACT10)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked51487.6
1) Checked7312.4
TOTAL587100.0
84) Of the following list of voluntary organizations and activities, which, if any, do you belong to? : Sports or recreation (VOLACT11)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked47580.9
1) Checked11219.1
TOTAL587100.0
85) Of the following list of voluntary organizations and activities, which, if any, do you belong to? : Women's groups (VOLACT12)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked44976.5
1) Checked13823.5
TOTAL587100.0
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 checked52288.9
1) Checked6511.1
TOTAL587100.0
87) Of the following list of voluntary organizations and activities, which, if any, do you belong to? : Other groups (VOLACT14)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked47981.6
1) Checked10818.4
TOTAL587100.0
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 checked49684.5
1) Checked9115.5
TOTAL587100.0
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 checked32054.5
1) Checked26745.5
TOTAL587100.0
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 checked44475.6
1) Checked14324.4
TOTAL587100.0
91) Of the following list of voluntary activities for which, if any, are you doing unpaid voluntary work? : Labor unions (VOLWORK4)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked58299.1
1) Checked50.9
TOTAL587100.0
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 checked54292.3
1) Checked457.7
TOTAL587100.0
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 checked55694.7
1) Checked315.3
TOTAL587100.0
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 checked58199.0
1) Checked61.0
TOTAL587100.0
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 checked54693.0
1) Checked417.0
TOTAL587100.0
96) Of the following list of voluntary activities for which, if any, are you doing unpaid voluntary work? : Professional associations (VOLWORK9)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked50786.4
1) Checked8013.6
TOTAL587100.0
97) Of the following list of voluntary activities for which, if any, are you doing unpaid voluntary work? : Youth work (VOLWRK10)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked52489.3
1) Checked6310.7
TOTAL587100.0
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 checked52889.9
1) Checked5910.1
TOTAL587100.0
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 checked48582.6
1) Checked10217.4
TOTAL587100.0
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 checked52288.9
1) Checked6511.1
TOTAL587100.0
101) Of the following list of voluntary activities for which, if any, are you doing unpaid voluntary work? : Other groups (VOLWRK14)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked50485.9
1) Checked8314.1
TOTAL587100.0
102) About how much do you give financially to this congregation? (DONATE)
TOTAL%
1) I give 10% or more of my net income regularly9817.8
2) I give about 5% to 9% of my net income regularly23843.3
3) I give less than 5% of my net income regularly17231.3
4) I give a small amount whenever I am here325.8
5) I do not contribute financially here101.8
Missing37 
TOTAL550100.0
103) To complete future panel surveys on the web click here (WEB)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked57097.1
1) Checked172.9
TOTAL587100.0
104) Sample (SAMPLE)
TOTAL%
1) Members587100.0
TOTAL587100.0
105) Survey format (SURVEY)
TOTAL%
1) Paper copy56496.1
2) From the web233.9
TOTAL587100.0
106) How many years have you been a member of your current congregation? __ year(s) (if less than one year, __ months) (YRSMMEMB)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL57220.48117
107) How far do you live from your congregation? __ mile(s) (HOWFAR)
TOTAL%
0) Less than one mile30.5
1) 110718.8
2) 28815.5
3) 37513.2
4) 4447.7
5) 57613.4
6) 6356.2
7) 7183.2
8) 8213.7
9) 950.9
10) 10335.8
11) 1150.9
12) 1281.4
13) 1310.2
14) 1461.1
15) 15162.8
16) 1630.5
18) 1810.2
19) 1910.2
20) 2050.9
21) 2110.2
23) 2310.2
25) 2520.4
30) 3020.4
35) 3510.2
40) 4010.2
42) 4210.2
60) 6010.2
120) 12010.2
170) 17010.2
175) 17510.2
220) 22010.2
271) 27110.2
455) 45510.2
998) 998 miles or more10.2
999) Don't know10.2
Missing18 
TOTAL569100.0
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
TOTAL5072314.1443563
109) Have you ever been ordained an elder in the Presbyterian Church? (Check one box) (EVERELDR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes22339.3
2) No34460.7
Missing20 
TOTAL567100.0
110) [IF YES TO EVERELDR] Are you serving now on session? (NOWELDR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes133.7
2) No33996.3
Missing235 
TOTAL352100.0
111) Have you ever been ordained a deacon in the Presbyterian Church? (Check one box) (EVERDCON)
TOTAL%
1) Yes21738.5
2) No34661.5
Missing24 
TOTAL563100.0
112) [IF YES TO EVERDCON] Are you currently serving on the board of deacons? (NOWDCON)
TOTAL%
1) Yes3610.8
2) No29789.2
Missing254 
TOTAL333100.0
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 Checked47982.7
1) Checked10017.3
Missing8 
TOTAL579100.0
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 Checked36362.5
1) Checked21837.5
Missing6 
TOTAL581100.0
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 Checked54694.0
1) Checked356.0
Missing6 
TOTAL581100.0
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 Checked49885.7
1) Checked8314.3
Missing6 
TOTAL581100.0
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 Checked41270.9
1) Checked16929.1
Missing6 
TOTAL581100.0
118) What other positions, if any, do you hold in the church? (Check all that apply) - Organist or choir director (POSCHDIR)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked57098.1
1) Checked111.9
Missing6 
TOTAL581100.0
119) What other positions, if any, do you hold in the church? (Check all that apply) - Member of choir (POSCHMEM)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked46479.9
1) Checked11720.1
Missing6 
TOTAL581100.0
120) What other positions, if any, do you hold in the church? (Check all that apply) - Church school teacher/leader (POSTCHER)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked43174.2
1) Checked15025.8
Missing6 
TOTAL581100.0
121) What other positions, if any, do you hold in the church? (Check all that apply) - Other (specify) (POSOTHER)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked55094.7
1) Checked315.3
Missing6 
TOTAL581100.0
122) How often do you generally attend Sunday worship at your congregation? (Check the appropriate box) (FREQATTD)
TOTAL%
1) Never91.6
2) Less than once a year40.7
3) Once or twice a year61.0
4) Several times a year295.0
5) Once a month203.5
6) 2-3 times a month9817.0
7) Nearly every week27147.0
8) Every week13924.1
Missing11 
TOTAL576100.0
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) Yes52998.3
2) No91.7
Missing49 
TOTAL538100.0
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) None30.6
1) 181.5
2) 2285.2
3) 3376.9
4) 4427.8
5) 5488.9
6) 65810.8
7) 7152.8
8) 8275.0
9) 950.9
10) 10478.7
11) 1140.7
12) 12427.8
13) 1391.7
14) 1461.1
15) 15305.6
16) 1681.5
18) 1871.3
19) 1930.6
20) 20397.2
21) 2120.4
22) 2210.2
24) 2430.6
25) 2530.6
26) 2640.7
27) 2710.2
28) 2810.2
30) 3061.1
31) 3110.2
32) 3210.2
34) 3420.4
35) 3530.6
36) 3620.4
40) 40152.8
42) 4210.2
44) 4410.2
45) 4540.7
46) 4610.2
47) 4710.2
48) 4830.6
49) 4910.2
50) 5040.7
51) 5120.4
52) 5291.7
Missing49 
TOTAL538100.0
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 Checked48483.3
1) Checked9716.7
Missing6 
TOTAL581100.0
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 Checked51688.8
1) Checked6511.2
Missing6 
TOTAL581100.0
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 Checked33357.4
1) Checked24742.6
Missing7 
TOTAL580100.0
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 Checked43074.0
1) Checked15126.0
Missing6 
TOTAL581100.0
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 Checked14925.6
1) Checked43274.4
Missing6 
TOTAL581100.0
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 Checked46780.4
1) Checked11419.6
Missing6 
TOTAL581100.0
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 Checked49585.2
1) Checked8614.8
Missing6 
TOTAL581100.0
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 Checked51388.3
1) Checked6811.7
Missing6 
TOTAL581100.0
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 Checked54193.1
1) Checked406.9
Missing6 
TOTAL581100.0
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 Checked43875.4
1) Checked14324.6
Missing6 
TOTAL581100.0
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 Checked50486.7
1) Checked7713.3
Missing6 
TOTAL581100.0
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 Checked57098.1
1) Checked111.9
Missing6 
TOTAL581100.0
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 Checked55194.8
1) Checked305.2
Missing6 
TOTAL581100.0
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 Checked56997.9
1) Checked122.1
Missing6 
TOTAL581100.0
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 other2441.4
2) Worked at another church35.2
3) Visited another church (out of town)712.1
4) Seasonal migrant712.1
5) Visited another church1322.4
7) Tried to go but prevented46.9
Missing529 
TOTAL58100.0
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 Hours14525.6
2) 1-2 Hours10218.0
3) 3-5 Hours15126.7
4) 6-10 Hours10017.7
5) 11-20 Hours417.2
6) More than 20 Hours274.8
Missing21 
TOTAL566100.0
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 Hours18232.3
2) 1-2 Hours12622.3
3) 3-5 Hours11921.1
4) 6-10 Hours7212.8
5) 11-20 Hours335.9
6) More than 20 Hours325.7
Missing23 
TOTAL564100.0
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 Hours32658.8
2) 1-2 Hours11520.8
3) 3-5 Hours7112.8
4) 6-10 Hours213.8
5) 11-20 Hours112.0
6) More than 20 Hours101.8
Missing33 
TOTAL554100.0
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 Hours24544.0
2) 1-2 Hours12021.5
3) 3-5 Hours8014.4
4) 6-10 Hours549.7
5) 11-20 Hours193.4
6) More than 20 Hours397.0
Missing30 
TOTAL557100.0
144) Did you belong to any other churches before the one you now belong to? (BELCHURC)
TOTAL%
1) Yes46882.7
2) No9717.1
3) Not Sure10.2
Missing21 
TOTAL566100.0
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) Baptist357.4
2) Disciples of Christ81.7
3) Episcopal102.1
4) Lutheran306.3
5) Methodist7616.0
6) Presbyterian23850.1
7) Other Presbyterian51.1
8) Reformed112.3
9) Roman Catholic142.9
10) UCC204.2
11) Non-denominational51.1
12) Other234.8
Missing112 
TOTAL475100.0
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) Baptist7513.3
2) Disciples of Christ183.2
3) Episcopal122.1
4) Lutheran325.7
5) Methodist8715.4
6) Presbyterian23040.6
7) Other Presbyterian71.2
8) Reformed81.4
9) Roman Catholic244.2
10) UCC244.2
11) Non-denominational101.8
12) None111.9
13) Other284.9
Missing21 
TOTAL566100.0
147) How old were you when you first became a member of a Presbyterian church? (HOWOLD)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL56625.94515
148) When you were growing up, say ages 10 to 12, how active were your parents in church? (PAR_ACTV)
TOTAL%
1) Very active21136.7
2) Generally active10718.6
3) Somewhat active8114.1
4) Not very active7012.2
5) Not active at all9917.2
6) Don't know71.2
Missing12 
TOTAL575100.0
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) Yes8915.6
2) No48084.4
Missing18 
TOTAL569100.0
150) [IF YES TO RELPAST] How many relatives are currently serving the church in full-time paid positions? (RELPASTN)
TOTAL%
0) 2121.0
1) 4646.0
2) 2424.0
3) 66.0
4) 22.0
6) 11.0
Missing487 
TOTAL100100.0
151) [IF YES TO RELPAST] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - My father (DADPAST)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked57498.8
1) Checked71.2
Missing6 
TOTAL581100.0
152) [IF YES TO RELPAST] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - My mother (MOMPAST)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked57799.3
1) Checked40.7
Missing6 
TOTAL581100.0
153) [IF YES TO RELPAST] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - My grandfather (GDADPAST)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked58099.8
1) Checked10.2
Missing6 
TOTAL581100.0
154) [IF YES TO RELPAST] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - My grandmother (GMOMPAST)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked581100.0
Missing6 
TOTAL581100.0
155) [IF YES TO RELPAST] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - My son (SONPAST)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked57699.1
1) Checked50.9
Missing6 
TOTAL581100.0
156) [IF YES TO RELPAST] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - My daughter (DAUGPAST)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked57298.5
1) Checked91.5
Missing6 
TOTAL581100.0
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 Checked56396.9
1) Checked183.1
Missing6 
TOTAL581100.0
158) [IF YES TO RELPAST] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - Other (OTHPAST)
TOTAL%
1) Grandchild45.7
2) Distant ancestor34.3
3) Uncle/Aunt811.4
4) Niece or nephew2028.6
5) Cousin1622.9
8) Spouse57.1
9) In-law1420.0
Missing517 
TOTAL70100.0
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) Yes12722.6
2) No43577.4
Missing25 
TOTAL562100.0
160) [IF YES TO RELCRCH] How many relatives in the past served the church in full-time paid positions? (Approximate number) (RELCRCHN)
TOTAL%
0) 1712.9
1) 7053.0
2) 2619.7
3) 107.6
4) 53.8
5) 21.5
7) 21.5
Missing455 
TOTAL132100.0
161) [IF YES TO RELCRCH] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - My father (DADCRCH)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked56396.9
1) Checked183.1
Missing6 
TOTAL581100.0
162) [IF YES TO RELCRCH] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - My mother (MOMCRCH)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked56997.9
1) Checked122.1
Missing6 
TOTAL581100.0
163) [IF YES TO RELCRCH] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - My grandfather (GDADCRCH)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked55094.7
1) Checked315.3
Missing6 
TOTAL581100.0
164) [IF YES TO RELCRCH] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - My grandmother (GMOMCRCH)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked57398.6
1) Checked81.4
Missing6 
TOTAL581100.0
165) [IF YES TO RELCRCH] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - My son (SONCRCH)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked581100.0
Missing6 
TOTAL581100.0
166) [IF YES TO RELCRCH] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - My daughter (DAUGCRCH)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked57699.1
1) Checked50.9
Missing6 
TOTAL581100.0
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 Checked57198.3
1) Checked101.7
Missing6 
TOTAL581100.0
168) [IF YES TO RELCRCH] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - Other (OTHCRCH)
TOTAL%
0) All other11.1
1) Grandchild33.2
2) Distant ancestor3739.4
3) Uncle/Aunt3031.9
4) Niece or nephew44.3
5) Cousin88.5
8) Spouse22.1
9) In-law99.6
Missing493 
TOTAL94100.0
169) Which of the following terms best describes your current stand on theological issues? (LIB_CONS)
TOTAL%
1) Very conservative284.9
2) Conservative20836.6
3) Moderate25344.5
4) Liberal6411.3
5) Very Liberal152.6
Missing19 
TOTAL568100.0
170) Have you ever tried to encourage someone to believe in Jesus Christ or accept Him as a personal savior? (WITNESS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes35862.4
2) No21637.6
Missing13 
TOTAL574100.0
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) Yes26647.2
2) No29852.8
Missing23 
TOTAL564100.0
172) Do you believe that some or all of the Bible was inspired by God? (INSP_GOD)
TOTAL%
1) Yes54497.7
2) No132.3
Missing30 
TOTAL557100.0
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 it26347.3
2) Almost all of it10719.2
3) Most of it12923.2
4) Some of it325.8
5) Only a very small amount20.4
6) Not sure234.1
Missing31 
TOTAL556100.0
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 world356.2
2) Is a true account of how God created the world32357.2
3) Reflects human feelings about how the world might have been created20736.6
Missing22 
TOTAL565100.0
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.13625.2
2) The Bible is without error of any kind in spiritual matters, but there are problems in other areas such as science and history.26949.8
3) The Bible contains errors in both spiritual and secular matters.13525.0
Missing47 
TOTAL540100.0
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 agree5710.1
2) Agree14125.0
3) Not sure6812.0
4) Disagree23341.2
5) Strongly disagree6611.7
Missing22 
TOTAL565100.0
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 agree366.4
2) Agree12422.0
3) Not sure11019.5
4) Disagree18132.1
5) Strongly disagree11219.9
Missing24 
TOTAL563100.0
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 agree35964.0
2) Agree13524.1
3) Not sure5910.5
4) Disagree50.9
5) Strongly disagree30.5
Missing26 
TOTAL561100.0
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 agree27148.1
2) Agree14926.5
3) Not sure8214.6
4) Disagree498.7
5) Strongly disagree122.1
Missing24 
TOTAL563100.0
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 agree13824.6
2) Agree12321.9
3) Not sure14325.5
4) Disagree10719.1
5) Strongly disagree508.9
Missing26 
TOTAL561100.0
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 agree20135.7
2) Agree28951.3
3) Not sure498.7
4) Disagree203.6
5) Strongly disagree40.7
Missing24 
TOTAL563100.0
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 agree21037.0
2) Agree16529.0
3) Not sure11720.6
4) Disagree569.9
5) Strongly disagree203.5
Missing19 
TOTAL568100.0
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 agree29351.5
2) Agree16228.5
3) Not sure9216.2
4) Disagree91.6
5) Strongly disagree132.3
Missing18 
TOTAL569100.0
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 daily9617.3
2) Several times a week7613.7
3) Weekly7212.9
4) Several times a month8314.9
5) Once a month366.5
6) Several times a year9817.6
7) Once a year or less7112.8
8) Never244.3
Missing31 
TOTAL556100.0
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 daily142.5
2) Several times a week203.6
3) Weekly8515.4
4) Several times a month6010.9
5) Once a month488.7
6) Several times a year9717.6
7) Once a year or less8014.5
8) Never14826.8
Missing35 
TOTAL552100.0
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 daily71.3
2) Several times a week61.1
3) Weekly12122.0
4) Several times a month305.5
5) Once a month6010.9
6) Several times a year6812.4
7) Once a year or less8214.9
8) Never17531.9
Missing38 
TOTAL549100.0
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 daily37365.9
2) Several times a week8715.4
3) Weekly346.0
4) Several times a month346.0
5) Once a month81.4
6) Several times a year203.5
7) Once a year or less50.9
8) Never50.9
Missing21 
TOTAL566100.0
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 daily12222.1
2) Several times a week7112.8
3) Weekly9517.2
4) Several times a month5610.1
5) Once a month346.1
6) Several times a year8916.1
7) Once a year or less173.1
8) Never6912.5
Missing34 
TOTAL553100.0
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 week40.7
3) Weekly397.1
4) Several times a month224.0
5) Once a month274.9
6) Several times a year499.0
7) Once a year or less9717.7
8) Never30455.6
Missing40 
TOTAL547100.0
190) Do you believe that Jesus will return to Earth some day? (JES_RTRN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes39271.9
2) No315.7
3) Not sure12222.4
Missing42 
TOTAL545100.0
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 200051.1
2) About as likely in 2000 as in any other year28861.4
3) Less likely in 2000173.6
4) No opinion15933.9
Missing118 
TOTAL469100.0
192) Do you currently have plans for this coming New Year's Eve (Dec. 31, 1999)? (PLAN_NYR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes13724.1
2) No43275.9
Missing18 
TOTAL569100.0
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) Yes7528.3
2) No19071.7
Missing322 
TOTAL265100.0
194) [IF YES TO PLAN_NYR] What do you plan to do? - First response (PLAN_DO1)
TOTAL%
1) Nothing special/stay at home1719.5
2) Spend time with family1719.5
3) Party/celebrate2528.7
4) Work78.0
5) Attend church1112.6
6) Vacation/travel55.7
7) Not sure-no plans yet11.1
9) Other44.6
Missing500 
TOTAL87100.0
195) [IF YES TO PLAN_NYR] What do you plan to do? - Second response (PLAN_DO2)
TOTAL%
2) Spend time with family125.0
3) Party/celebrate125.0
5) Attend church125.0
6) Vacation/travel125.0
Missing583 
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, definitely406.9
2) Yes, probably6511.3
3) No, probably not6310.9
4) No, definitely not142.4
5) Don't know39468.4
Missing11 
TOTAL576100.0
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%
1) Very major10.2
2) Major203.5
3) Minor25244.1
4) Very minor20636.1
5) None at all478.2
6) No opinion457.9
Missing16 
TOTAL571100.0
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) Major101.8
3) Minor20936.9
4) Very minor24443.0
5) None at all6210.9
6) No opinion427.4
Missing20 
TOTAL567100.0
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) Major20.4
3) Minor11219.7
4) Very minor18833.0
5) None at all22639.7
6) No opinion417.2
Missing18 
TOTAL569100.0
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%
1) Very major20.4
2) Major40.7
3) Minor13824.3
4) Very minor20836.6
5) None at all17731.1
6) No opinion407.0
Missing18 
TOTAL569100.0
201) What is your sex? (SEX)
TOTAL%
1) Female36362.7
2) Male21637.3
Missing8 
TOTAL579100.0
202) What is your present age? (AGE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL57858.66116
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 farm6711.7
2) On a farm132.3
3) In a small city or town (under 50,000)17430.5
4) In a medium-size city (50,000-250,000)7813.7
5) In a suburb near a medium-size city539.3
6) In a large city (over 250,000)6811.9
7) In a suburb near a large city11820.7
Missing16 
TOTAL571100.0
204) What is your present marital status? (MAR_STAT)
TOTAL%
1) Married45780.3
2) Not married11219.7
Missing18 
TOTAL569100.0
205) If not currently married, have you ever been married? (MAR_EVER)
TOTAL%
1) No, never married3529.7
2) Yes, now widowed4336.4
3) Yes, now divorced3529.7
4) Yes, both widowed and divorced54.2
Missing469 
TOTAL118100.0
206) If currently married, have you ever had a previous marriage (or marriages)? (PREV_MAR)
TOTAL%
1) No36583.9
2) Yes, was widowed102.3
3) Yes, was divorced5813.3
4) Yes, both widowed and divorced20.5
Missing152 
TOTAL435100.0
207) How often does your husband or wife attend Sunday worship at your congregation? (SPOUCONG)
TOTAL%
1) Never306.7
2) Less than once a year132.9
3) About once or twice a year224.9
4) Several times a year316.9
5) About once a month173.8
6) 2-3 times a month7817.3
7) Nearly every week17338.4
8) Every week8719.3
Missing136 
TOTAL451100.0
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) Baptist5411.9
2) Disciples of Christ51.1
3) Episcopal194.2
4) Lutheran255.5
5) Methodist7015.4
6) Presbyterian Church15333.6
7) Other Presbyterian81.8
8) Reformed51.1
9) Roman Catholic429.2
10) UCC132.9
11) Non-denominational51.1
12) None255.5
13) Other316.8
Missing132 
TOTAL455100.0
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) Baptist20.5
3) Episcopal41.1
5) Methodist10.3
6) Presbyterian Church32787.7
7) Other Presbyterian10.3
9) Roman Catholic102.7
10) UCC10.3
11) Non-denominational30.8
12) None184.8
13) Other61.6
Missing214 
TOTAL373100.0
210) Please indicate your employment status and, if married, the employment of your spouse. - Your employment status, first response (YOUREMP1)
TOTAL%
1) Employed full-time17430.6
2) Employed part-time559.7
3) Self-employed335.8
4) Unemployed50.9
5) Retired21036.9
6) Homemaker6711.8
7) Student132.3
8) Other122.1
Missing18 
TOTAL569100.0
211) Please indicate your employment status and, if married, the employment of your spouse. - Your employment status, second response (YOUREMP2)
TOTAL%
2) Employed part-time27.1
3) Self-employed621.4
5) Retired725.0
6) Homemaker725.0
7) Student414.3
8) Other27.1
Missing559 
TOTAL28100.0
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-time17739.7
2) Employed part-time296.5
3) Self-employed245.4
4) Unemployed20.4
5) Retired16537.0
6) Homemaker449.9
7) Student10.2
8) Other40.9
Missing141 
TOTAL446100.0
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-time16.7
3) Self-employed213.3
5) Retired640.0
6) Homemaker533.3
8) Other16.7
Missing572 
TOTAL15100.0
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)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL31636.45319
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) 197.3
1) 10.4
2) 10.4
4) 10.4
5) 20.8
7) 20.8
8) 31.1
9) 10.4
10) 41.5
12) 10.4
15) 20.8
16) 20.8
18) 20.8
20) 62.3
24) 20.8
25) 31.1
27) 10.4
30) 72.7
32) 10.4
35) 83.1
36) 20.8
37) 10.4
38) 51.9
39) 10.4
40) 5822.2
42) 10.4
43) 51.9
44) 20.8
45) 3011.5
47) 10.4
48) 72.7
50) 4115.7
55) 103.8
56) 10.4
57) 10.4
58) 10.4
60) 176.5
65) 31.1
68) 10.4
70) 31.1
75) 10.4
Missing326 
TOTAL261100.0
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) Management4912.5
13) Business and financial operations276.9
15) Computer and math112.8
17) Architecture and engineering112.8
19) Life-physical and social science82.0
21) Community and social services92.3
23) Legal82.0
25) Education/training/library7519.1
27) Arts/design/entertainment/sports/media123.1
29) Healthcare and technical4210.7
31) Healthcare support30.8
33) Protective service20.5
37) Building and grounds cleaning10.3
39) Personal care20.5
41) Sales and related occupations379.4
43) Office and administrative support4411.2
45) Farming/fishing/forestry20.5
47) Construction82.0
49) Installation/maintenance/repair20.5
51) Production occupations102.6
53) Transportation30.8
99) Homemaker266.6
Missing195 
TOTAL392100.0
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) Management3912.5
13) Business and financial operations196.1
15) Computer and math82.6
17) Architecture and engineering123.8
19) Life-physical and social science31.0
21) Community and social services113.5
23) Legal82.6
25) Education/training/library3611.5
27) Arts/design/entertainment/sports/media61.9
29) Healthcare and technical258.0
31) Healthcare support31.0
33) Protective service51.6
37) Building and grounds cleaning31.0
39) Personal care20.6
41) Sales and related occupations4213.4
43) Office and administrative support268.3
45) Farming/fishing/forestry31.0
47) Construction72.2
49) Installation/maintenance/repair82.6
51) Production occupations144.5
53) Transportation72.2
55) Military41.3
99) Homemaker227.0
Missing274 
TOTAL313100.0
218) What is the highest level of education completed by you and, if married, by your spouse? - Your educational level (EDUCYOU)
TOTAL%
1) Less than 8 years30.5
3) Some high school91.6
4) High school diploma6110.6
5) Some college13223.0
6) Graduated from college15226.5
7) Some graduate work7913.8
8) A graduate degree13723.9
Missing14 
TOTAL573100.0
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 grade20.4
3) Some high school40.9
4) High school diploma6313.9
5) Some college10222.5
6) Graduated from college13429.5
7) Some graduate work347.5
8) A graduate degree11525.3
Missing133 
TOTAL454100.0
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) None7212.7
1) 16912.1
2) 220936.8
3) 313924.5
4) 4478.3
5) 5162.8
6) 6122.1
7) 720.4
9) 920.4
Missing19 
TOTAL568100.0
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 alone8414.6
2) Two of us31955.4
3) Three of us7513.0
4) Four of us6511.3
5) Five of us223.8
6) Six of us30.5
7) Seven or more of us40.7
8) Not Applicable40.7
Missing11 
TOTAL576100.0
222) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are - under six years of age? (HH_UNDR6)
TOTAL%
0) None12871.9
1) 13921.9
2) 295.1
3) 321.1
Missing409 
TOTAL178100.0
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) None12263.2
1) 14322.3
2) 22513.0
3) 331.6
Missing394 
TOTAL193100.0
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) None11463.7
1) 15027.9
2) 2147.8
3) 310.6
Missing408 
TOTAL179100.0
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) None12376.4
1) 12817.4
2) 274.3
3) 321.2
8) 810.6
Missing426 
TOTAL161100.0
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) None193.7
1) 16713.2
2) 240279.0
3) 3203.9
4) 410.2
Missing78 
TOTAL509100.0
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 adult7914.0
2) Single parent162.8
3) Married, no kids29953.0
4) Married, with kids14625.9
5) Some other arrangement244.3
Missing23 
TOTAL564100.0
228) Where did you live five years ago, in October 1994? (HOM_94)
TOTAL%
1) Same house I live in now43274.6
2) A different house, same county8314.3
3) In a different county, same state305.2
4) In a different state295.0
5) In a different country50.9
Missing8 
TOTAL579100.0
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
TOTAL57732.56215
230) Generally speaking, do you think of yourself as a Democrat, Independent, Republican, or other? (DEM_REP)
TOTAL%
1) Democrat13423.6
2) Independent10318.2
3) Republican31455.4
4) Other162.8
Missing20 
TOTAL567100.0
231) What is your race of origin? (Check all that apply.) - First response (RACE1)
TOTAL%
1) White56297.4
2) African American71.2
4) Asian40.7
5) Hispanic20.3
6) Some other race20.3
Missing10 
TOTAL577100.0
232) What is your race of origin? (Check all that apply) - Second response (RACE2)
TOTAL%
1) White337.5
3) Indian225.0
4) Asian112.5
6) Some other race225.0
Missing579 
TOTAL8100.0
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 10,00040.8
2) $10K-14,999101.9
3) $15K-19,999264.9
4) $20K-29,999428.0
5) $30K-39,9996913.1
6) $40K-49,9995510.4
7) $50K-59,9996211.7
8) $60K-69,999397.4
9) $70K-79,999366.8
10) $80K-89,999377.0
11) $90K-99,999377.0
12) $100K-124,999529.8
13) $125K-149,999244.5
14) $150K or more356.6
Missing59 
TOTAL528100.0
234) Did you or any other family member fill out a pledge card regarding church giving for the current year? (PLEDGECD)
TOTAL%
1) Yes46180.2
2) No10618.4
3) Don't know81.4
Missing12 
TOTAL575100.0
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
TOTAL5372547.3247606
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
TOTAL3581717.6599596
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)
TOTAL%
0) None4810.7
5) 520.4
10) 1061.3
15) 1561.3
20) 20122.7
24) 2410.2
25) 25245.3
30) 3081.8
40) 4030.7
45) 4510.2
50) 506113.6
55) 5510.2
60) 6040.9
64) 6410.2
70) 7010.2
75) 7581.8
80) 8010.2
86) 8610.2
100) 1008719.4
120) 12010.2
125) 12530.7
130) 13020.4
150) 150204.5
175) 17520.4
200) 2005913.1
250) 25092.0
300) 300184.0
322) 32210.2
325) 32510.2
387) 38710.2
400) 40071.6
500) 500173.8
600) 60020.4
625) 62510.2
890) 89010.2
1000) 100071.6
1500) 150010.2
1750) 175010.2
2000) 200051.1
2500) 250010.2
3000) 300010.2
4000) 400010.2
5000) 500040.9
15000) 1500010.2
30000) 3000010.2
99999) Don't Know51.1
Missing138 
TOTAL449100.0
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) $016029.7
2) $1-5010920.2
3) $51-1007113.2
4) $101-50010419.3
5) $501-1000285.2
6) $1001-2000264.8
7) $2001+417.6
Missing48 
TOTAL539100.0
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) $0183.3
2) $1-507914.4
3) $51-1008615.7
4) $101-50019936.3
5) $501-10006311.5
6) $1001-2000417.5
7) $2001+6211.3
Missing39 
TOTAL548100.0
240) I-AGE: What is your present age? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-AGE)
TOTAL%
1) Less 407713.3
2) 40-499616.6
3) 50-6416929.2
4) 65+23640.8
Missing9 
TOTAL578100.0
241) I-GENDER: What is your sex? (for use with online analysis) (I-GENDER)
TOTAL%
1) Female36362.7
2) Male21637.3
Missing8 
TOTAL579100.0
242) I-RACE: What is your race of origin? (Check all that apply.) - First response (for use with online analysis) (I-RACE)
TOTAL%
1) White56297.4
2) African American71.2
4) Asian40.7
5) Hispanic20.3
6) Some other race20.3
Missing10 
TOTAL577100.0
243) I-MARITAL: What is your present marital status? (for use with online analysis) (I-MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Married45780.3
2) Not married11219.7
Missing18 
TOTAL569100.0
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 $20K407.6
2) $20K-49,99916631.4
3) $50K-99,99921140.0
4) $100K+11121.0
Missing59 
TOTAL528100.0
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) Democrat13423.6
2) Independent10318.2
3) Republican31455.4
4) Other162.8
Missing20 
TOTAL567100.0