Presbyterian Panel Survey, February 2001 -- Presbyterians in the 21st Century, Clergy

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All frequencies are raw numbers (no weights used).
1) Panel Identification Number (NEWCODE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL94060757.543437
2) Are you very optimistic or very pessimistic or somewhere in between concerning the future of the Christian church generally? (CHRCHRCH)
TOTAL%
1) Very optimistic32234.5
2) Optimistic33435.8
3) Tend toward optimistic20121.6
4) Tend toward pessimistic535.7
5) Pessimistic151.6
6) Very pessimistic40.4
7) No opinion30.3
Missing8 
TOTAL932100.0
3) Are you very optimistic or very pessimistic or somewhere in between concerning the future of the church in the United States? (CHRCHUS)
TOTAL%
1) Very optimistic788.4
2) Optimistic37440.4
3) Tend toward optimistic30733.2
4) Tend toward pessimistic12613.6
5) Pessimistic262.8
6) Very pessimistic91.0
7) No opinion50.5
Missing15 
TOTAL925100.0
4) Are you very optimistic or very pessimistic or somewhere in between concerning the future of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)? (PRESUSA)
TOTAL%
1) Very optimistic283.0
2) Optimistic17919.3
3) Tend toward optimistic30432.7
4) Tend toward pessimistic22424.1
5) Pessimistic12813.8
6) Very pessimistic636.8
7) No opinion30.3
Missing11 
TOTAL929100.0
5) Are you very optimistic or very pessimistic or somewhere in between concerning the future of your own congregation? (OWNCONG)
TOTAL%
1) Very optimistic23025.7
2) Optimistic33737.7
3) Tend toward optimistic19121.4
4) Tend toward pessimistic798.8
5) Pessimistic303.4
6) Very pessimistic192.1
7) No opinion80.9
Missing46 
TOTAL894100.0
6) How much influence do you think religion as a whole has on American life right now? (INFLLIFE)
TOTAL%
1) A very great amount303.2
2) A great amount22624.1
3) Some49252.5
4) A little11912.7
5) Only a very small amount697.4
7) No opinion20.2
Missing2 
TOTAL938100.0
7) Do you think religion as a whole is increasing its influence on American life or losing its influence, or is it staying about the same? (RELGINFL)
TOTAL%
1) Increasing16617.7
2) Decreasing49052.2
3) Staying about the same27529.3
4) No opinion80.9
Missing1 
TOTAL939100.0
8) Do you think religion will have more or less influence on American life in 2050 than it does today, or will its influence stay the same? (INFL2050)
TOTAL%
1) More25727.5
2) Less33936.3
3) Stay about the same23625.3
4) No opinion/L10210.9
Missing6 
TOTAL934100.0
9) What broad trends or patterns in society (and the world) do you think will have the most impact on how Presbyterian churches in the United States look in 2050? Choose three. (PRSIMPT1)
TOTAL%
1) Consumerism\materialism44948.2
2) Decline in civic involvement10211.0
3) Economic trends768.2
4) Fewer children per family697.4
5) Genetic engineering161.7
6) Growth of large, multi-national corporations80.9
7) Growth of the Internet576.1
8) Increasing racial-ethnic diversity9810.5
9) Medical advances151.6
10) More educated population60.6
11) More people in non-traditional families161.7
12) People living longer10.1
15) Other (specify)181.9
Missing9 
TOTAL931100.0
10) What broad trends or patterns in society (and the world) do you think will have the most impact on how Presbyterian churches in the United States look in 2050? Choose three. (PRSIMPT2)
TOTAL%
2) Decline in civic involvement859.4
3) Economic trends647.1
4) Fewer children per family566.2
5) Genetic engineering212.3
6) Growth of large, multi-national corporations414.5
7) Growth of the Internet9510.5
8) Increasing racial-ethnic diversity20722.9
9) Medical advances384.2
10) More educated population343.8
11) More people in non-traditional families17819.7
12) People living longer485.3
13) War and terrorism60.7
14) Other developments in science and technology131.4
15) Other (specify)171.9
Missing37 
TOTAL903100.0
11) What broad trends or patterns in society (and the world) do you think will have the most impact on how Presbyterian churches in the United States look in 2050? Choose three. (PRSIMPT3)
TOTAL%
3) Economic trends111.3
4) Fewer children per family50.6
5) Genetic engineering20.2
6) Growth of large, multi-national corporations131.6
7) Growth of the Internet222.6
8) Increasing racial-ethnic diversity597.1
9) Medical advances91.1
10) More educated population182.2
11) More people in non-traditional families21626.0
12) People living longer24729.7
13) War and terrorism394.7
14) Other developments in science and technology10412.5
15) Other (specify)8610.3
Missing109 
TOTAL831100.0
12) Of the trends listed above, which one do you think will have the most influence on Presbyterian churches? (MOSTIMPT)
TOTAL%
1) Consumerism\materialism21624.0
2) Decline in civic involvement374.1
3) Economic trends343.8
4) Fewer children per family313.4
5) Genetic engineering40.4
6) Growth of large, multi-national corporations91.0
7) Growth of the Internet374.1
8) Increasing racial-ethnic diversity16017.8
9) Medical advances101.1
10) More educated population171.9
11) More people in non-traditional families13715.2
12) People living longer9610.7
13) War and terrorism80.9
14) Other developments in science and technology161.8
15) Other (specify)889.8
99) Unsure or do not know10.1
Missing39 
TOTAL901100.0
13) What changes, if any, do you think will occur in your congregation over the next 25-50 years in the use of technology in worship? (CHNGWRSH)
TOTAL%
1) An increase69776.8
2) A decrease50.6
3) Little or no change17018.7
4) Not sure353.9
Missing33 
TOTAL907100.0
14) What changes, if any, do you think will occur in your congregation over the next 25-50 years in the racial ethnic diversity of the membership? (CHNGDIV)
TOTAL%
1) An increase50055.0
2) A decrease50.6
3) Little or no change34738.2
4) Not sure576.3
Missing31 
TOTAL909100.0
15) What changes, if any, do you think will occur in your congregation over the next 25-50 years in the size of membership? (CHNGSIZE)
TOTAL%
1) An increase45750.4
2) A decrease19721.7
3) Little or no change16017.6
4) Not sure9310.3
Missing33 
TOTAL907100.0
16) What changes, if any, do you think will occur in your congregation over the next 25-50 years in the variety of worship services offered? (CHNGSERV)
TOTAL%
1) An increase63970.3
2) A decrease121.3
3) Little or no change20822.9
4) Not sure505.5
Missing31 
TOTAL909100.0
17) What changes, if any, do you think will occur in your congregation over the next 25-50 years in the number of young adults who actively participate? (CHNGADLT)
TOTAL%
1) An increase48753.5
2) A decrease11412.5
3) Little or no change21323.4
4) Not sure9610.5
Missing30 
TOTAL910100.0
18) What changes, if any, do you think will occur in your congregation over the next 25-50 years in the ease with which lay leadership positions are filled? (CHNGLAY)
TOTAL%
1) An increase25328.0
2) A decrease24126.6
3) Little or no change32736.1
4) Not sure849.3
Missing35 
TOTAL905100.0
19) What changes, if any, do you think will occur in your congregation over the next 25-50 years in financial health? (CHNGFINC)
TOTAL%
1) An increase36540.4
2) A decrease19421.5
3) Little or no change27230.1
4) Not sure738.1
Missing36 
TOTAL904100.0
20) What changes, if any, do you think will occur in your congregation over the next 25-50 years in the need for repairs or remodeling of the facilities? (CHNGRPRS)
TOTAL%
1) An increase61868.6
2) A decrease495.4
3) Little or no change21323.6
4) Not sure212.3
Missing39 
TOTAL901100.0
21) What changes, if any, do you think will occur in your congregation over the next 25-50 years in the average age of membership? (CHNGAGE)
TOTAL%
1) An increase42146.7
2) A decrease20723.0
3) Little or no change22024.4
4) Not sure535.9
Missing39 
TOTAL901100.0
22) What changes, if any, do you think will occur in your congregation over the next 25-50 years in cooperation with churches of other denominations in your neighborhood/community? (CHNGOTH)
TOTAL%
1) An increase46451.2
2) A decrease475.2
3) Little or no change35839.5
4) Not sure374.1
Missing34 
TOTAL906100.0
23) What changes, if any, do you think will occur in your congregation over the next 25-50 years in the use of organ music in worship? (CHNGORGN)
TOTAL%
1) An increase434.8
2) A decrease42947.5
3) Little or no change39743.9
4) Not sure353.9
Missing36 
TOTAL904100.0
24) What changes, if any, do you think will occur in your congregation over the next 25-50 years in the use of a live contemporary-music band in worship? (CHNGBAND)
TOTAL%
1) An increase47452.3
2) A decrease364.0
3) Little or no change25428.0
4) Not sure14315.8
Missing33 
TOTAL907100.0
25) What changes, if any, do you think will occur in your congregation over the next 25-50 years in the use of recorded music/soundtracks during worship? (CHNGRCRD)
TOTAL%
1) An increase34938.5
2) A decrease444.9
3) Little or no change35939.6
4) Not sure15517.1
Missing33 
TOTAL907100.0
26) More broadly, what changes do you envision for Presbyterians nationally in terms of the relative number (percentage) of congregations with a woman as pastor (solo or head of staff)? (PRSFPAST)
TOTAL%
1) An increase83288.9
2) A decrease414.4
3) Little or no change505.3
4) Not sure131.4
Missing4 
TOTAL936100.0
27) More broadly, what changes do you envision for Presbyterians nationally in terms of the relative number (percentage) of congregations with a racially or ethnically diverse membership? (PRSRACE)
TOTAL%
1) An increase61365.7
2) A decrease323.4
3) Little or no change25427.2
4) Not sure343.6
Missing7 
TOTAL933100.0
28) More broadly, what changes do you envision for Presbyterians nationally in terms of the relative number (percentage) of congregations with a pastor of a different racial-ethnic background than the majority of the members? (PRSPASTR)
TOTAL%
1) An increase39942.8
2) A decrease293.1
3) Little or no change43046.1
4) Not sure747.9
Missing8 
TOTAL932100.0
29) More broadly, what changes do you envision for Presbyterians nationally in terms of the relative number (percentage) of congregations that offer worship services other than on Sunday morning? (PRSWRSHP)
TOTAL%
1) An increase77884.8
2) A decrease111.2
3) Little or no change10411.3
4) Not sure242.6
Missing23 
TOTAL917100.0
30) More broadly, what changes do you envision for Presbyterians nationally in terms of the relative number (percentage) of congregations that have no installed pastor of any kind? (PRSNOPST)
TOTAL%
1) An increase66972.5
2) A decrease363.9
3) Little or no change12213.2
4) Not sure9610.4
Missing17 
TOTAL923100.0
31) More broadly, what changes do you envision for Presbyterians nationally in terms of the relative number (percentage) of members over 65? (PRSOVR65)
TOTAL%
1) An increase68774.2
2) A decrease748.0
3) Little or no change11512.4
4) Not sure505.4
Missing14 
TOTAL926100.0
32) By 2050, how likely are we to see this change in the PC(USA) nationally: Pastors are assigned to congregations by a regional church leader, much as Methodists do today? (CHPCASND)
TOTAL%
1) Very likely363.8
2) Somewhat likely13013.9
3) Not very likely46349.4
4) Not at all likely27729.5
5) Not sure323.4
Missing2 
TOTAL938100.0
33) By 2050, how likely are we to see this change in the PC(USA) nationally: Congregations have more autonomy? (CHPCAUTY)
TOTAL%
1) Very likely19921.3
2) Somewhat likely48151.4
3) Not very likely19420.7
4) Not at all likely242.6
5) Not sure374.0
Missing5 
TOTAL935100.0
34) By 2050, how likely are we to see this change in the PC(USA) nationally: Synods no longer exist as regional governing bodies? (CHPCSYND)
TOTAL%
1) Very likely48551.8
2) Somewhat likely35137.5
3) Not very likely545.8
4) Not at all likely80.9
5) Not sure394.2
Missing3 
TOTAL937100.0
35) By 2050, how likely are we to see this change in the PC(USA) nationally: General Assemblies meet less often, say every 2 or 3 years, instead of annually? (CHPCASLY)
TOTAL%
1) Very likely30532.5
2) Somewhat likely41344.0
3) Not very likely15917.0
4) Not at all likely232.5
5) Not sure384.1
Missing2 
TOTAL938100.0
36) By 2050, how likely are we to see this change in the PC(USA) nationally: Pastors' salaries are paid by the national church rather than by the local congregation? (CHPCSLRY)
TOTAL%
1) Very likely212.2
2) Somewhat likely899.5
3) Not very likely50554.0
4) Not at all likely27929.8
5) Not sure414.4
Missing5 
TOTAL935100.0
37) By 2050, how likely are we to see this change in the PC(USA) nationally: The PC(USA) no longer exists as such, having merged with one or more other denominations? (CHPCMRGE)
TOTAL%
1) Very likely10811.5
2) Somewhat likely34937.2
3) Not very likely30532.5
4) Not at all likely11912.7
5) Not sure576.1
Missing2 
TOTAL938100.0
38) By 2050, how likely are we to see this change in the PC(USA) nationally: Pastors make the same pay regardless of the size or wealth of their congregation? (CHPCSAME)
TOTAL%
1) Very likely161.7
2) Somewhat likely576.1
3) Not very likely48952.1
4) Not at all likely35537.8
5) Not sure212.2
Missing2 
TOTAL938100.0
39) By 2050, how likely are we to see this change in the PC(USA) nationally: Overall PC(USA) membership is much smaller because a large group will have split off to form a new denomination? (CHPCSMLL)
TOTAL%
1) Very likely21022.4
2) Somewhat likely46449.4
3) Not very likely15816.8
4) Not at all likely192.0
5) Not sure889.4
Missing1 
TOTAL939100.0
40) How distinctive are Presbyterian churches from other churches when it comes to core Christian beliefs? (DISBLFS)
TOTAL%
1) Very distinctive525.6
2) Somewhat distinctive37039.7
3) Not very distinctive43446.6
4) Not at all distinctive727.7
5) Not sure30.3
Missing9 
TOTAL931100.0
41) How distinctive are Presbyterian churches from other churches when it comes to use of the Confessions? (DISCONF)
TOTAL%
1) Very distinctive22624.1
2) Somewhat distinctive50554.0
3) Not very distinctive17919.1
4) Not at all distinctive212.2
5) Not sure50.5
Missing4 
TOTAL936100.0
42) How distinctive are Presbyterian churches from other churches when it comes to the form of church government? (DISGOVT)
TOTAL%
1) Very distinctive57861.8
2) Somewhat distinctive31834.0
3) Not very distinctive343.6
4) Not at all distinctive60.6
Missing4 
TOTAL936100.0
43) How distinctive are Presbyterian churches from other churches when it comes to style of worship? (DISSTYLE)
TOTAL%
1) Very distinctive353.7
2) Somewhat distinctive37239.8
3) Not very distinctive47851.2
4) Not at all distinctive475.0
5) Not sure20.2
Missing6 
TOTAL934100.0
44) How distinctive are Presbyterian churches from other churches when it comes to concern for social justice? (DISJSTCE)
TOTAL%
1) Very distinctive14115.1
2) Somewhat distinctive50554.1
3) Not very distinctive25327.1
4) Not at all distinctive303.2
5) Not sure50.5
Missing6 
TOTAL934100.0
45) How distinctive are Presbyterian churches from other churches when it comes to tolerance for individual freedom of thought? (DISFREDM)
TOTAL%
1) Very distinctive22223.8
2) Somewhat distinctive45148.3
3) Not very distinctive21523.0
4) Not at all distinctive363.9
5) Not sure91.0
Missing7 
TOTAL933100.0
46) How distinctive are Presbyterian churches from other churches when it comes to ecumenism? (DISECUM)
TOTAL%
1) Very distinctive14415.4
2) Somewhat distinctive47050.3
3) Not very distinctive27529.4
4) Not at all distinctive374.0
5) Not sure80.9
Missing6 
TOTAL934100.0
47) How distinctive are Presbyterian churches from other churches when it comes to sense of mission? (DISMISSN)
TOTAL%
1) Very distinctive11712.6
2) Somewhat distinctive35738.3
3) Not very distinctive38541.4
4) Not at all distinctive657.0
5) Not sure70.8
Missing9 
TOTAL931100.0
48) How important is it to you, personally, that the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) continue to exist as a separate denomination? (PRESCONT)
TOTAL%
1) Essential18620.0
2) Important52356.2
3) Not important22123.8
Missing10 
TOTAL930100.0
49) [ONLY AS IF PRESCONT=2 "NOT IMPORTANT]Why? (IMPRTWHY)
TOTAL%
1) Hope for church unity14052.0
2) Hope for split3513.0
3) Hostility toward PCUSA103.7
4) Just don't care114.1
5) Other7327.1
Missing671 
TOTAL269100.0
50) If you moved to a new community, what type of church would you look for? (MOVED)
TOTAL%
1) Presbyterian only25226.9
2) Presbyterian first, then others if need be58762.6
3) One that fits my needs, regardless of "brand"9810.5
Missing3 
TOTAL937100.0
51) Which would you prefer? A congregation where… (PREFER)
TOTAL%
1) People all hold more or less the same views20922.7
2) People hold different views but keep them to themselves182.0
3) People hold different views and openly discuss their disagreements69575.4
Missing18 
TOTAL922100.0
52) What do you think of the idea of creating non-geographical presbyteries to include groups of congregations, wherever they are located, brought together because they have a more liberal or conservative theological bent than most other Presbyterian congregations? (NONGEOG)
TOTAL%
1) Like15216.4
2) Don't like77183.2
3) Unsure or do not know40.4
Missing13 
TOTAL927100.0
53) Which is more important to you? (MORIMPRT)
TOTAL%
1) A "big-tent" church that tolerates diversity of beliefs and practices69676.7
2) A strict church that requires more uniformity of belief and practice20722.8
3) Other40.4
Missing33 
TOTAL907100.0
54) What other denomination do you think comes closest to embodying those features of Presbyterian churches that are most important to you? (CLSEDNOM)
TOTAL%
0) Unsure or do not know30.3
1) Baptist212.3
2) Christian (Disciples)353.9
3) Episcopal505.5
4) Lutheran738.0
5) Methodist11913.1
6) Reformed28030.8
7) Roman Catholic121.3
8) United Church of Christ27029.7
9) Other (specify)455.0
Missing32 
TOTAL908100.0
55) Generally speaking, do you think that the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) is giving adequate answers to the moral problems and needs of the individual? (MORLNEED)
TOTAL%
1) Yes36839.4
2) No48551.9
3) Not sure828.8
Missing5 
TOTAL935100.0
56) Generally speaking, do you think that the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) is giving adequate answers to the problems of family life? (FAMLIFE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes34937.4
2) No45849.1
3) Not sure12613.5
Missing7 
TOTAL933100.0
57) Generally speaking, do you think that the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) is giving adequate answers to people's spiritual needs? (SPRTNEED)
TOTAL%
1) Yes36939.7
2) No45749.2
3) Not sure10311.1
Missing11 
TOTAL929100.0
58) Generally speaking, do you think that the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) is giving adequate answers to the problems of society, in general? (SOCPROB)
TOTAL%
1) Yes43546.7
2) No39242.1
3) Not sure10511.3
Missing8 
TOTAL932100.0
59) Generally speaking, do you think that the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) is giving adequate answers to the problems of local communities? (LOCPROB)
TOTAL%
1) Yes33435.9
2) No42846.0
3) Not sure16918.2
Missing9 
TOTAL931100.0
60) Overall, how likely do you think it is that your congregation will exist in 2050? (EXST2050)
TOTAL%
1) Very likely50956.1
2) Likely27730.5
3) Not very likely10111.1
4) Not at all likely202.2
Missing33 
TOTAL907100.0
61) [ASK ONLY IF EXST2050=3 "NOT VERY LIKELY" OR 4 "NOT AT ALL LIKELY"]What do you think will cause it to disappear? (CAUSE)
TOTAL%
1) Membership decline, aging membership, no youth3334.0
2) Finances, lack of money44.1
3) Apathy99.3
4) Lack of ability to change, adapt1111.3
5) Lack of pastor or other leadership22.1
6) Poor location, bad local economy, people moving away1212.4
7) Larger forces in church (PC USA or more generally; splits and mergers) or society that affects faith/beliefs44.1
9) All other2222.7
Missing843 
TOTAL97100.0
62) Indicate your level of agreement or disagreement: My denominational affiliation is an important part of my identity as a Christian. (AGDENOM)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree29931.9
2) Agree43446.3
3) Neither agree nor disagree919.7
4) Disagree879.3
5) Strongly disagree272.9
Missing2 
TOTAL938100.0
63) Indicate your level of agreement or disagreement: While they may have disagreements from time to time, Christians should remain loyal to one denomination throughout their adult lives. (AGDNMLYL)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree495.2
2) Agree18319.6
3) Neither agree nor disagree30732.8
4) Disagree34036.3
5) Strongly disagree576.1
Missing4 
TOTAL936100.0
64) Indicate your level of agreement or disagreement: There are several other denominations where I could belong/serve and be just as satisfied. (AGNEDNOM)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree697.4
2) Agree41244.0
3) Neither agree nor disagree18619.9
4) Disagree23825.4
5) Strongly disagree323.4
Missing3 
TOTAL937100.0
65) Indicate your level of agreement or disagreement: The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) has a clearer understanding of the church's mission in the world today than do most other denominations. (AGVISION)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree394.2
2) Agree19220.5
3) Neither agree nor disagree32534.7
4) Disagree32034.2
5) Strongly disagree606.4
Missing4 
TOTAL936100.0
66) Indicate your level of agreement or disagreement: I'm willing to tolerate different viewpoints in the church even if it spills over into conflict sometimes. (AGTLRATE)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree21422.9
2) Agree59063.2
3) Neither agree nor disagree707.5
4) Disagree535.7
5) Strongly disagree70.7
Missing6 
TOTAL934100.0
67) Indicate your level of agreement or disagreement: Conflict at the presbytery or General Assembly has little effect on my congregation. (AGCNFLCT)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree636.9
2) Agree32635.7
3) Neither agree nor disagree10611.6
4) Disagree36339.8
5) Strongly disagree556.0
Missing27 
TOTAL913100.0
68) Indicate your level of agreement or disagreement: If people are no longer willing to fight for their beliefs, the church is in trouble. (AGFIGHT)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree14815.9
2) Agree47450.9
3) Neither agree nor disagree19120.5
4) Disagree10911.7
5) Strongly disagree101.1
Missing8 
TOTAL932100.0
69) Indicate your level of agreement or disagreement: All in all, I wish there was less conflict in the PC(USA). (AGLSFGHT)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree20622.1
2) Agree48952.5
3) Neither agree nor disagree15216.3
4) Disagree758.1
5) Strongly disagree91.0
Missing9 
TOTAL931100.0
70) Indicate your level of agreement or disagreement: Keeping people in the church is more important than enforcing discipline. (AGDCPLNE)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree586.3
2) Agree24426.3
3) Neither agree nor disagree22223.9
4) Disagree30132.4
5) Strongly disagree10311.1
Missing12 
TOTAL928100.0
71) Do you have any adult children, i.e., children over the age of 18? (ADLTCHLD)
TOTAL%
1) Yes58764.1
2) No32935.9
Missing24 
TOTAL916100.0
72) [ASK ONLY IF ADLTCHLD=1 "YES"] Please provide the following information for child #1: Age. (CHD1AGE)
TOTAL%
1) 10.3
2) 10.3
6) 10.3
7) 10.3
8) 10.3
14) 41.0
15) 10.3
16) 10.3
17) 10.3
18) 205.1
19) 287.2
20) 194.9
21) 194.9
22) 215.4
23) 164.1
24) 123.1
25) 164.1
26) 143.6
27) 71.8
28) 225.7
29) 184.6
30) 225.7
31) 153.9
32) 123.1
33) 153.9
34) 82.1
35) 133.3
36) 123.1
37) 164.1
38) 92.3
39) 71.8
40) 123.1
41) 51.3
42) 51.3
43) 20.5
44) 10.3
45) 10.3
46) 30.8
47) 20.5
48) 10.3
49) 10.3
52) 20.5
53) 10.3
Missing551 
TOTAL389100.0
73) [ASK ONLY IF ADLTCHLD=1 "YES"] Please provide the following information for child #1: Married? (CHD1MARD)
TOTAL%
1) Yes26745.0
2) No32655.0
Missing347 
TOTAL593100.0
74) [ASK ONLY IF ADLTCHLD=1 "YES"] Please provide the following information for child #1: Have own children? (CHD1KIDS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes19335.5
2) No35164.5
Missing396 
TOTAL544100.0
75) [ASK ONLY IF ADLTCHLD=1 "YES"] Please provide the following information for child #1: How active in a church? (CHD1ACTV)
TOTAL%
1) Very19833.4
2) Generally11419.2
3) A little13923.4
4) Not at all13923.4
5) Don't know30.5
Missing347 
TOTAL593100.0
76) [ASK ONLY IF ADLTCHLD=1 "YES"] Please provide the following information for child #1: If active, what church? (CHD1DNOM)
TOTAL%
1) Don't know81.8
2) PC(USA)30868.0
3) Other13730.2
Missing487 
TOTAL453100.0
77) [ASK ONLY IF ADLTCHLD=1 "YES"] Please provide the following information for child #1: If active in other church, what church? (CHD1OTH)
TOTAL%
1) Baptist1011.2
2) Disciples of Christ11.1
3) Episcopal1011.2
4) Lutheran44.5
5) Methodist1719.1
7) Roman Catholic1112.4
8) United Church of Christ44.5
9) Other3236.0
Missing851 
TOTAL89100.0
78) [ASK ONLY IF ADLTCHLD=1 "YES"] Please provide the following information for child #2: Age. (CHD2AGE)
TOTAL%
1) 20.7
2) 10.3
5) 20.7
9) 10.3
11) 20.7
15) 20.7
16) 10.3
17) 31.0
18) 124.0
19) 113.7
20) 196.3
21) 134.3
22) 196.3
23) 144.7
24) 113.7
25) 103.3
26) 196.3
27) 196.3
28) 124.0
29) 134.3
30) 155.0
31) 103.3
32) 155.0
33) 82.7
34) 113.7
35) 124.0
36) 82.7
37) 72.3
38) 51.7
39) 62.0
40) 62.0
41) 10.3
42) 10.3
44) 31.0
45) 20.7
47) 10.3
48) 10.3
50) 20.7
Missing640 
TOTAL300100.0
79) [ASK ONLY IF ADLTCHLD=1 "YES"] Please provide the following information for child #2: Married? (CHD2MARD)
TOTAL%
1) Yes23048.7
2) No24251.3
Missing468 
TOTAL472100.0
80) [ASK ONLY IF ADLTCHLD=1 "YES"] Please provide the following information for child #2: Have own children? (CHD2KIDS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes15937.1
2) No26962.9
Missing512 
TOTAL428100.0
81) [ASK ONLY IF ADLTCHLD=1 "YES"] Please provide the following information for child #2: How active in a church? (CHD2ACTV)
TOTAL%
1) Very14029.4
2) Generally9519.9
3) A little13227.7
4) Not at all10922.9
5) Don't know10.2
Missing463 
TOTAL477100.0
82) [ASK ONLY IF ADLTCHLD=1 "YES"] Please provide the following information for child #2: If active, what church? (CHD2DNOM)
TOTAL%
1) Don't know102.8
2) PC(USA)21861.1
3) Other12936.1
Missing583 
TOTAL357100.0
83) [ASK ONLY IF ADLTCHLD=1 "YES"] Please provide the following information for child #1: If active in other church, what church? (CHD2OTH)
TOTAL%
1) Baptist79.3
2) Disciples of Christ22.7
3) Episcopal810.7
4) Lutheran45.3
5) Methodist1114.7
6) Reformed11.3
7) Roman Catholic68.0
8) United Church of Christ810.7
9) Other2837.3
Missing865 
TOTAL75100.0
84) [ASK ONLY IF ADLTCHLD=1 "YES"] Please provide the following information for child #3: Age. (CHD3AGE)
TOTAL%
7) 10.7
9) 10.7
16) 10.7
17) 10.7
18) 32.2
19) 42.9
20) 96.6
21) 107.4
22) 64.4
23) 42.9
24) 96.6
25) 107.4
26) 10.7
27) 85.9
28) 96.6
29) 75.1
30) 85.9
31) 32.2
32) 85.9
33) 64.4
34) 53.7
35) 21.5
36) 42.9
37) 32.2
38) 42.9
39) 10.7
41) 10.7
42) 10.7
43) 10.7
44) 32.2
47) 10.7
48) 10.7
Missing804 
TOTAL136100.0
85) [ASK ONLY IF ADLTCHLD=1 "YES"] Please provide the following information for child #3: Married? (CHD3MARD)
TOTAL%
1) Yes10247.4
2) No11352.6
Missing725 
TOTAL215100.0
86) [ASK ONLY IF ADLTCHLD=1 "YES"] Please provide the following information for child #3: Have own children? (CHD3KIDS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes7439.4
2) No11460.6
Missing752 
TOTAL188100.0
87) [ASK ONLY IF ADLTCHLD=1 "YES"] Please provide the following information for child #3: How active in a church? (CHD3ACTV)
TOTAL%
1) Very7032.0
2) Generally3013.7
3) A little6831.1
4) Not at all5123.3
Missing721 
TOTAL219100.0
88) [ASK ONLY IF ADLTCHLD=1 "YES"] Please provide the following information for child #3: If active, what church? (CHD3DNOM)
TOTAL%
1) Don't know53.1
2) PC(USA)10564.4
3) Other5332.5
Missing777 
TOTAL163100.0
89) [ASK ONLY IF ADLTCHLD=1 "YES"] Please provide the following information for child #1: If active in other church, what church? (CHD3OTH)
TOTAL%
1) Baptist311.1
3) Episcopal414.8
4) Lutheran27.4
5) Methodist518.5
7) Roman Catholic13.7
8) United Church of Christ13.7
9) Other1140.7
Missing913 
TOTAL27100.0
90) [ASK ONLY IF ADLTCHLD=1 "YES"] Please provide the following information for child #4: Age. (CHD4AGE)
TOTAL%
12) 25.0
18) 25.0
19) 25.0
20) 25.0
21) 12.5
22) 12.5
23) 12.5
24) 37.5
25) 25.0
26) 37.5
27) 25.0
28) 25.0
29) 25.0
30) 12.5
31) 12.5
32) 25.0
33) 12.5
34) 12.5
35) 12.5
36) 25.0
37) 12.5
38) 12.5
41) 12.5
42) 12.5
43) 12.5
47) 12.5
Missing900 
TOTAL40100.0
91) [ASK ONLY IF ADLTCHLD=1 "YES"] Please provide the following information for child #4: Married? (CHD4MARD)
TOTAL%
1) Yes3344.6
2) No4155.4
Missing866 
TOTAL74100.0
92) [ASK ONLY IF ADLTCHLD=1 "YES"] Please provide the following information for child #4: Have own children? (CHD4KIDS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes2538.5
2) No4061.5
Missing875 
TOTAL65100.0
93) [ASK ONLY IF ADLTCHLD=1 "YES"] Please provide the following information for child #4: How active in a church? (CHD4ACTV)
TOTAL%
1) Very2329.9
2) Generally67.8
3) A little2228.6
4) Not at all2633.8
Missing863 
TOTAL77100.0
94) [ASK ONLY IF ADLTCHLD=1 "YES"] Please provide the following information for child #4: If active, what church? (CHD4DNOM)
TOTAL%
1) Don't know47.4
2) PC(USA)3157.4
3) Other1935.2
Missing886 
TOTAL54100.0
95) [ASK ONLY IF ADLTCHLD=1 "YES"] Please provide the following information for child #1: If active in other church, what church? (CHD4OTH)
TOTAL%
1) Baptist111.1
2) Disciples of Christ111.1
5) Methodist333.3
7) Roman Catholic111.1
8) United Church of Christ111.1
9) Other222.2
Missing931 
TOTAL9100.0
96) [ASK ONLY IF ADLTCHLD=1 "YES"] Please provide the following information for child #5: Age. (CHD5AGE)
TOTAL%
6) 17.1
11) 17.1
16) 17.1
20) 17.1
23) 214.3
26) 17.1
29) 17.1
31) 17.1
33) 17.1
39) 17.1
40) 214.3
46) 17.1
Missing926 
TOTAL14100.0
97) [ASK ONLY IF ADLTCHLD=1 "YES"] Please provide the following information for child #5: Married? (CHD5MARD)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1450.0
2) No1450.0
Missing912 
TOTAL28100.0
98) [ASK ONLY IF ADLTCHLD=1 "YES"] Please provide the following information for child #5: Have own children? (CHD5KIDS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1155.0
2) No945.0
Missing920 
TOTAL20100.0
99) [ASK ONLY IF ADLTCHLD=1 "YES"] Please provide the following information for child #5: How active in a church? (CHD5ACTV)
TOTAL%
1) Very517.9
2) Generally828.6
3) A little828.6
4) Not at all621.4
5) Don't know13.6
Missing912 
TOTAL28100.0
100) [ASK ONLY IF ADLTCHLD=1 "YES"] Please provide the following information for child #5: If active, what church? (CHD5DNOM)
TOTAL%
2) PC(USA)630.0
3) Other1470.0
Missing920 
TOTAL20100.0
101) [ASK ONLY IF ADLTCHLD=1 "YES"] Please provide the following information for child #1: If active in other church, what church? (CHD5OTH)
TOTAL%
7) Roman Catholic133.3
9) Other266.7
Missing937 
TOTAL3100.0
102) Sample (SAMPLE)
TOTAL%
3) Pastors73277.9
4) Spec Clergy20822.1
TOTAL940100.0
103) Survey form (SURVEY)
TOTAL%
1) Paper84890.2
2) Web929.8
TOTAL940100.0
104) What broad trends or patterns in society (and the world) do you think will have the most impact on how Presbyterian churches in the United States look in 2050? : Consumerism/materialism (TRENDS1)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked7783.7
1) Checked1516.3
Missing848 
TOTAL92100.0
105) What broad trends or patterns in society (and the world) do you think will have the most impact on how Presbyterian churches in the United States look in 2050? : Decline in civil involvement (TRENDS2)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked5357.6
1) Checked3942.4
Missing848 
TOTAL92100.0
106) What broad trends or patterns in society (and the world) do you think will have the most impact on how Presbyterian churches in the United States look in 2050? : Economic trends (TRENDS3)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked7682.6
1) Checked1617.4
Missing848 
TOTAL92100.0
107) What broad trends or patterns in society (and the world) do you think will have the most impact on how Presbyterian churches in the United States look in 2050? : Fewer children per family (TRENDS4)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked8087.0
1) Checked1213.0
Missing848 
TOTAL92100.0
108) What broad trends or patterns in society (and the world) do you think will have the most impact on how Presbyterian churches in the United States look in 2050? : Genetic engineering (TRENDS5)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked8996.7
1) Checked33.3
Missing848 
TOTAL92100.0
109) What broad trends or patterns in society (and the world) do you think will have the most impact on how Presbyterian churches in the United States look in 2050? : Growth of large, multi-national corporations (TRENDS6)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked8794.6
1) Checked55.4
Missing848 
TOTAL92100.0
110) What broad trends or patterns in society (and the world) do you think will have the most impact on how Presbyterian churches in the United States look in 2050? : Growth of the Internet (TRENDS7)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked6975.0
1) Checked2325.0
Missing848 
TOTAL92100.0
111) What broad trends or patterns in society (and the world) do you think will have the most impact on how Presbyterian churches in the United States look in 2050? : Increasing racial-ethnic diversity (TRENDS8)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked5459.3
1) Checked3740.7
Missing849 
TOTAL91100.0
112) What broad trends or patterns in society (and the world) do you think will have the most impact on how Presbyterian churches in the United States look in 2050? : Medical advances (TRENDS9)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked8592.4
1) Checked77.6
Missing848 
TOTAL92100.0
113) What broad trends or patterns in society (and the world) do you think will have the most impact on how Presbyterian churches in the United States look in 2050? : More educated population (TRENDS10)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked8087.0
1) Checked1213.0
Missing848 
TOTAL92100.0
114) What broad trends or patterns in society (and the world) do you think will have the most impact on how Presbyterian churches in the United States look in 2050? : More people in non-traditional families (TRENDS11)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked4852.2
1) Checked4447.8
Missing848 
TOTAL92100.0
115) What broad trends or patterns in society (and the world) do you think will have the most impact on how Presbyterian churches in the United States look in 2050? : People living longer (TRENDS12)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked6166.3
1) Checked3133.7
Missing848 
TOTAL92100.0
116) What broad trends or patterns in society (and the world) do you think will have the most impact on how Presbyterian churches in the United States look in 2050? : War and terrorism (TRENDS13)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked8794.6
1) Checked55.4
Missing848 
TOTAL92100.0
117) What broad trends or patterns in society (and the world) do you think will have the most impact on how Presbyterian churches in the United States look in 2050? : Other developments in science and technology (TRENDS14)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked7682.6
1) Checked1617.4
Missing848 
TOTAL92100.0
118) What broad trends or patterns in society (and the world) do you think will have the most impact on how Presbyterian churches in the United States look in 2050? : Other (specify) (TRENDS15)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked7581.5
1) Checked1718.5
Missing848 
TOTAL92100.0
119) When were you ordained as a minister of the Word and Sacrament? (WHENORD)
TOTAL%
48) 10.1
52) 10.1
53) 40.4
54) 10.1
55) 30.3
56) 10.1
57) 70.8
58) 60.6
59) 101.1
60) 121.3
61) 161.7
62) 151.6
63) 171.8
64) 202.1
65) 181.9
66) 131.4
67) 242.6
68) 151.6
69) 171.8
70) 111.2
71) 222.4
72) 374.0
73) 202.1
74) 222.4
75) 303.2
76) 202.1
77) 252.7
78) 262.8
79) 394.2
80) 333.5
81) 242.6
82) 262.8
83) 272.9
84) 262.8
85) 222.4
86) 343.7
87) 353.8
88) 181.9
89) 262.8
90) 181.9
91) 222.4
92) 232.5
93) 262.8
94) 333.5
95) 242.6
96) 242.6
97) 202.1
98) 151.6
99) 20.2
Missing9 
TOTAL931100.0
120) If you were ordained by a denomination other than the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) or one of its predecessor denominations, name that body. (DENOMORD)
TOTAL%
1) Baptist1615.2
2) Disciples of Christ11.0
4) Lutheran11.0
5) Methodist43.8
6) Presbyterian5653.3
7) Other Presbyterian32.9
8) Reformed43.8
10) United Church of Christ32.9
12) Other21.9
61) Perkins SMU11.0
66) Reformed Church in America11.0
70) Other109.5
73) Canadian Presbyterian11.0
74) UPC21.9
Missing835 
TOTAL105100.0
121) Are you presently enrolled in a graduate school, seminary, or theological school? (Check the appropriate box) (ENRLPRES)
TOTAL%
1) Yes768.3
2) No83891.7
Missing26 
TOTAL914100.0
122) [IF YES TO ENRLPRES], degree: (ENRLDEGR)
TOTAL%
3) THM-STM11.5
4) D.Min5380.3
5) Ph.D./S.T.D./Th.D.812.1
6) Other46.1
Missing874 
TOTAL66100.0
123) [IF YES TO ENRLPRES], school: (ENRLSCHO)
TOTAL%
5) Austin58.5
6) Bangor11.7
8) Bethel23.4
16) Claremont11.7
18) Columbia1627.1
22) Dubuque11.7
30) Fuller58.5
33) Gordon Conwell11.7
41) Louisville PTS23.4
43) Lutheran PA11.7
45) McCormick58.5
52) New Brunswick11.7
63) Pittsburgh23.4
65) Princeton35.1
66) Reformed23.4
68) San Francisco23.4
74) Trinity Evangelical11.7
78) Union VA11.7
89) Emory11.7
99) Other610.2
Missing881 
TOTAL59100.0
124) Before entering seminary for your B.D. or M.Div., were you engaged in any long-term secular job or career? (BEF_SEM)
TOTAL%
1) Yes31134.0
2) No60466.0
Missing25 
TOTAL915100.0
125) Please indicate the year and the school from which you received your B.D. or M.Div. degree. - Year degree received (YEAR_DEG)
TOTAL%
0) Do not have this degree91.0
48) 4810.1
52) 5220.2
53) 5330.3
54) 5410.1
55) 5520.2
56) 5620.2
57) 5770.8
58) 5870.8
59) 5991.0
60) 60141.5
61) 61182.0
62) 62141.5
63) 63192.1
64) 64212.3
65) 65192.1
66) 66182.0
67) 67212.3
68) 68182.0
69) 69192.1
70) 7060.7
71) 71353.8
72) 72293.2
73) 73222.4
74) 74171.9
75) 75303.3
76) 76182.0
77) 77262.8
78) 78323.5
79) 79363.9
80) 80283.1
81) 81212.3
82) 82283.1
83) 83273.0
84) 84323.5
85) 85333.6
86) 86232.5
87) 87242.6
88) 88293.2
89) 89192.1
90) 90232.5
91) 91161.8
92) 92293.2
93) 93212.3
94) 94222.4
95) 95192.1
96) 96232.5
97) 97141.5
98) 9860.7
99) 9910.1
Missing27 
TOTAL913100.0
126) [IF YES TO YEAR_DEG] Please indicate the year and the school from which you received your B.D. or M.Div. degree. - School from which degree received (SCHL_DEG)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL89251.16125
127) Do you have one or more other graduate degrees from a seminary or other school of theological education (besides your B.D. or M.Div.)? (Check one box) (OTH_DEG)
TOTAL%
1) Yes35338.4
2) No56761.6
Missing20 
TOTAL920100.0
128) [IF YES TO OTH_DEG] Please indicate the degree(s), year(s) received, and school(s) - has received M.C.E./M.R.E. (ODEG_MCE)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked81298.8
1) Checked101.2
Missing118 
TOTAL822100.0
129) [IF YES TO OTH_DEG] Please indicate the degree(s), year(s) received, and school(s) - year received M.C.E./M.R.E. (OSCH_MCE)
TOTAL%
62) 213.3
63) 320.0
64) 16.7
68) 16.7
72) 213.3
75) 16.7
77) 16.7
84) 16.7
85) 16.7
86) 16.7
95) 16.7
Missing925 
TOTAL15100.0
130) [IF YES TO OTH_DEG] Please indicate the degree(s), year(s) received, and school(s) - school received M.C.E./M.R.E. (OYR_MCE)
TOTAL%
51) Nazarene16.7
64) PSCE960.0
65) Princeton320.0
75) Union/Auburn16.7
99) Other16.7
Missing925 
TOTAL15100.0
131) [IF YES TO OTH_DEG] Please indicate the degree(s), year(s) received, and school(s) - has received M.A. (ODEG_MA)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked76793.0
1) Checked587.0
Missing115 
TOTAL825100.0
132) [IF YES TO OTH_DEG] Please indicate the degree(s), year(s) received, and school(s) - year received M.A. (OSCH_MA)
TOTAL%
55) 23.0
58) 11.5
61) 11.5
62) 11.5
63) 11.5
64) 34.5
66) 34.5
67) 11.5
68) 46.1
69) 11.5
70) 11.5
72) 46.1
73) 23.0
74) 46.1
75) 23.0
76) 23.0
77) 23.0
78) 34.5
79) 23.0
81) 23.0
82) 23.0
83) 23.0
84) 46.1
85) 11.5
86) 23.0
87) 11.5
88) 11.5
89) 46.1
90) 11.5
92) 23.0
94) 34.5
95) 11.5
Missing874 
TOTAL66100.0
133) [IF YES TO OTH_DEG] Please indicate the degree(s), year(s) received, and school(s) - school received M.A. (OYR_MA)
TOTAL%
9) Brite11.6
16) Claremont34.7
18) Columbia23.1
22) Dubuque23.1
30) Fuller23.1
31) Garrett Evangelical11.6
41) Louisville PTS11.6
53) New York11.6
63) Pittsburgh11.6
64) PSCE1828.1
74) Trinity Evangelical11.6
78) Union VA11.6
88) Yale23.1
99) Other2843.8
Missing876 
TOTAL64100.0
134) [IF YES TO OTH_DEG] Please indicate the degree(s), year(s) received, and school(s) - has received Th.M./S.T.M. (ODEG_THM)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked76993.0
1) Checked587.0
Missing113 
TOTAL827100.0
135) [IF YES TO OTH_DEG] Please indicate the degree(s), year(s) received, and school(s) - year received Th.M./S.T.M. (OSCH_THM)
TOTAL%
61) 11.5
62) 23.0
63) 11.5
64) 11.5
65) 34.5
66) 23.0
67) 69.0
68) 34.5
69) 34.5
70) 23.0
71) 34.5
72) 34.5
73) 34.5
74) 23.0
75) 34.5
76) 11.5
77) 11.5
78) 23.0
79) 11.5
80) 23.0
81) 11.5
82) 23.0
83) 11.5
85) 23.0
87) 34.5
89) 34.5
90) 23.0
91) 34.5
92) 34.5
93) 11.5
98) 11.5
Missing873 
TOTAL67100.0
136) [IF YES TO OTH_DEG] Please indicate the degree(s), year(s) received, and school(s) - school received Th.M./S.T.M. (OYR_THM)
TOTAL%
2) Andover Newton11.5
15) Christian Theo11.5
16) Claremont11.5
18) Columbia57.4
22) Dubuque34.4
30) Fuller11.5
34) Harvard University11.5
45) McCormick34.4
53) New York34.4
61) Perkins11.5
63) Pittsburgh11.5
65) Princeton2841.2
68) San Francisco22.9
75) Union-Auburn34.4
78) Union VA34.4
88) Yale45.9
99) Other710.3
Missing872 
TOTAL68100.0
137) [IF YES TO OTH_DEG] Please indicate the degree(s), year(s) received, and school(s) - has received D.Min. (ODEG_DMN)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked65676.7
1) Checked19923.3
Missing85 
TOTAL855100.0
138) [IF YES TO OTH_DEG] Please indicate the degree(s), year(s) received, and school(s) - year received D.Min. (OSCH_DMN)
TOTAL%
59) 10.4
63) 10.4
69) 10.4
70) 10.4
72) 10.4
73) 10.4
74) 20.9
75) 73.1
76) 62.7
77) 52.2
78) 52.2
79) 73.1
80) 146.3
81) 62.7
82) 125.4
83) 104.5
84) 125.4
85) 125.4
86) 125.4
87) 62.7
88) 31.3
89) 104.5
90) 146.3
91) 94.0
92) 83.6
93) 62.7
94) 104.5
95) 104.5
96) 104.5
97) 20.9
98) 125.4
99) 73.1
Missing717 
TOTAL223100.0
139) [IF YES TO OTH_DEG] Please indicate the degree(s), year(s) received, and school(s) - school received D.Min. (OYR_DMN)
TOTAL%
5) Austin115.1
8) Bethel10.5
11) Candler10.5
14) Chicago Theo20.9
15) Christian Theo20.9
16) Claremont10.5
17) Colgate Rochester10.5
18) Columbia209.3
20) Covenant10.5
21) Drew20.9
22) Dubuque20.9
24) Eastern Baptist41.9
25) Eden20.9
26) Episcopal10.5
30) Fuller157.0
33) Gordon Conwell20.9
34) Harvard University10.5
39) Lancaster10.5
41) Louisville PTS104.7
45) McCormick4320.1
53) New York10.5
63) Pittsburgh177.9
65) Princeton157.0
68) San Francisco177.9
71) St Mary's10.5
75) Union-Auburn10.5
76) United Theo Dayton10.5
77) United Theo MN41.9
78) Union VA209.3
81) Vanderbilt31.4
84) Western Theo Sem20.9
85) Westminster10.5
99) Other83.7
Missing726 
TOTAL214100.0
140) [IF YES TO OTH_DEG] Please indicate the degree(s), year(s) received, and school(s) - has received Ph.D./S.T.D./Th.D. (ODEG_PHD)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked77093.8
1) Checked516.2
Missing119 
TOTAL821100.0
141) [IF YES TO OTH_DEG] Please indicate the degree(s), year(s) received, and school(s) - year received Ph.D./S.T.D./Th.D. (OSCH_PHD)
TOTAL%
63) 11.9
64) 23.8
66) 23.8
68) 11.9
69) 11.9
70) 35.7
71) 11.9
72) 11.9
73) 35.7
74) 35.7
76) 35.7
78) 11.9
79) 23.8
81) 23.8
82) 47.5
83) 35.7
86) 23.8
87) 23.8
90) 23.8
91) 35.7
92) 35.7
94) 35.7
95) 11.9
97) 35.7
99) 11.9
Missing887 
TOTAL53100.0
142) [IF YES TO OTH_DEG] Please indicate the degree(s), year(s) received, and school(s) - school received Ph.D./S.T.D./Th.D. (OYR_PHD)
TOTAL%
2) Andover Newton11.9
14) Chicago Theo11.9
16) Claremont23.8
18) Columbia11.9
22) Dubuque11.9
23) Duke University47.5
34) Harvard University11.9
45) McCormick11.9
57) NW Lutheran Theo11.9
63) Pittsburgh11.9
65) Princeton47.5
68) San Francisco11.9
74) Trinity Evangelical11.9
75) Union-Auburn11.9
78) Union VA47.5
79) University of Notre Dame11.9
81) Vanderbilt35.7
88) Yale35.7
99) Other2139.6
Missing887 
TOTAL53100.0
143) [IF YES TO OTH_DEG] Please indicate the degree(s), year(s) received, and school(s) - has received other degree (ODEG_OTH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked80197.3
1) Checked222.7
Missing117 
TOTAL823100.0
144) [IF YES TO OTH_DEG] Please indicate the degree(s), year(s) received, and school(s) - year received other degree (OSCH_OTH)
TOTAL%
55) 14.3
57) 14.3
60) 14.3
64) 14.3
67) 14.3
71) 14.3
74) 14.3
76) 14.3
79) 14.3
81) 14.3
84) 28.7
86) 14.3
88) 14.3
90) 28.7
91) 14.3
92) 28.7
93) 14.3
94) 14.3
95) 14.3
98) 14.3
Missing917 
TOTAL23100.0
145) [IF YES TO OTH_DEG] Please indicate the degree(s), year(s) received, and school(s) - school received other degree (OYR_OTH)
TOTAL%
30) Fuller14.5
53) New York14.5
65) Princeton14.5
71) St Marys14.5
78) Union VA14.5
81) Vanderbilt14.5
99) Other1672.7
Missing918 
TOTAL22100.0
146) What is the highest level of formal education you have attained besides your theological or Christian education training? (HIGH_DEG)
TOTAL%
2) Completed high school40.4
3) Some college20.2
4) College graduate54459.8
5) Some graduate work14516.0
6) Graduate degree21423.5
Missing31 
TOTAL909100.0
147) What category(-ies) below describes your current paid employment? (Check all that apply) - First response (EMP_CAT1)
TOTAL%
1) Pastor in a congregation76282.2
2) Non-parish job or ministry13614.7
3) Unemployed101.1
4) Retired from active ministry192.0
Missing13 
TOTAL927100.0
148) What category(-ies) below describes your current paid employment? (Check all that apply) - Second response (EMP_CAT2)
TOTAL%
2) Non-parish job3088.2
4) Retired from active ministry411.8
Missing906 
TOTAL34100.0
149) If you currently serve as a pastor in one or more congregations, do you consider yourself a full-time or part-time parish pastor? (PSTRTIME)
TOTAL%
1) Full-time66387.1
2) Part-time9812.9
Missing179 
TOTAL761100.0
150) [IF PART-TIME FOR VARIABLE PSTR_TIME] specify hours per week. (PSTRPART)
TOTAL%
1) 33.1
2) 33.1
4) 11.0
5) 22.1
6) 22.1
8) 11.0
10) 66.2
11) 11.0
12) 33.1
14) 22.1
15) 77.2
16) 22.1
17) 11.0
18) 22.1
20) 99.3
22) 11.0
23) 11.0
24) 88.2
25) 66.2
26) 11.0
28) 44.1
29) 11.0
30) 1515.5
32) 11.0
33) 11.0
34) 22.1
35) 66.2
39) 11.0
40) 22.1
50) 22.1
Missing843 
TOTAL97100.0
151) If you currently serve as a pastor in one or more congregations, what position(s) do you have in a congregation? (Check all that apply) - First response (PSTRPOS1)
TOTAL%
1) Solo Pastor32241.5
2) Senior Pastor18423.7
3) Asst-Asso Pastor15920.5
4) Co-Pastor354.5
5) Stated-Temp Supply222.8
6) Designated Pastor60.8
7) Interim Pastor233.0
8) Tentmaker40.5
9) Paid Parish Associate111.4
10) Other91.2
Missing165 
TOTAL775100.0
152) If you currently serve as a pastor in one or more congregations, what position(s) do you have in a congregation? (Check all that apply) - Second response (PSTRPOS2)
TOTAL%
1) Solo Pastor45.3
2) Senior Pastor1418.7
3) Asst Asso Pastor45.3
4) Co-pastor11.3
5) Stated-Temp Supply2432.0
6) Designated Pastor56.7
7) Interim Pastor1114.7
8) Tentmaker34.0
9) Paid Parish Associate45.3
10) Other56.7
Missing865 
TOTAL75100.0
153) If you currently serve as a pastor in one or more congregations, how many congregations do you currently serve as pastor? (Include here congregations you are serving as stated or temporary supply.) (PSTRNUM1)
TOTAL%
1) One71593.8
2) Two or more476.2
Missing178 
TOTAL762100.0
154) [IF "TWO OR MORE" TO PSTRNUM1] How many congregations do you currently serve as pastor? (Include here congregations you are serving as stated or temporary supply.) (PSTRNUM2)
TOTAL%
2) 3170.5
3) 920.5
4) 12.3
5) 24.5
7) 12.3
Missing896 
TOTAL44100.0
155) [IF "TWO OR MORE" TO PSTRNUM1] Are some or all of these congregations yoked as a larger parish? (PSTRYOKE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1837.5
2) No3062.5
Missing892 
TOTAL48100.0
156) What is the approximate membership of the congregation(s) you serve? Write the combined membership if you serve two or more. (CONGMEMB)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL757752.3211216
157) If you are currently employed in one or more non-parish jobs or ministries, is your non-parish job or ministry full-time or part-time? (If you have more than one, answer in terms of the combined hours.) (NPAR_FUL)
TOTAL%
1) Full-time14369.4
2) Part-time6330.6
Missing734 
TOTAL206100.0
158) If you are currently employed part time in one or more non-parish jobs or ministries, specify hours per week. (If you have more than one, answer in terms of the combined hours.) (NPAR_PAR)
TOTAL%
4) 11.7
5) 58.3
6) 46.7
7) 11.7
8) 46.7
9) 11.7
10) 1118.3
12) 35.0
15) 46.7
16) 35.0
20) 35.0
22) 11.7
24) 23.3
25) 46.7
28) 11.7
29) 11.7
30) 46.7
32) 23.3
35) 11.7
37) 11.7
40) 11.7
50) 11.7
99) 11.7
Missing880 
TOTAL60100.0
159) If you are currently employed in one or more non-parish jobs or ministries, in what type of non-parish job or ministry are you currently employed? (Check all that apply) - First response (NPAR_JB1)
TOTAL%
1) Faculty/staff educ instit4423.2
2) Chaplain4222.1
3) Missionary31.6
4) National staff2613.7
5) Staff ecumenical73.7
6) Professional pastoral counselor136.8
7) Other employment5528.9
Missing750 
TOTAL190100.0
160) If you are currently employed in one or more non-parish jobs or ministries, in what type of non-parish job or ministry are you currently employed? (Check all that apply) - Second response (NPAR_JB2)
TOTAL%
1) Faculty/staff educ instit27.7
2) Chaplain311.5
3) Missionary13.8
4) National Staff27.7
5) Staff ecumenical27.7
6) Professional pastoral counselor311.5
7) Other employment1350.0
Missing914 
TOTAL26100.0
161) If you are currently employed in one or more non-parish jobs or ministries, in what type of institution do you work? (Check all that apply) - First response (NPAR_IN1)
TOTAL%
1) Military73.4
2) Civilian104.9
3) Elementary/middle/high school136.3
4) College/university3014.6
5) Seminary/theo school136.3
6) Hospital/med fac2612.7
7) Church/religious body4220.5
8) Other non-profit2713.2
9) For-profit2411.7
10) Other136.3
Missing735 
TOTAL205100.0
162) If you are currently employed in one or more non-parish jobs or ministries, in what type of institution do you work? (Check all that apply) - Second response (NPAR_IN2)
TOTAL%
3) Elementary/middle/high school14.2
5) Seminary/theo school28.3
7) Church/religious body416.7
8) Other non-profit625.0
9) For-Profit416.7
10) Other729.2
Missing916 
TOTAL24100.0
163) If you are currently employed in one or more non-parish jobs or ministries, is this organization affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)? (NPAR_AFF)
TOTAL%
1) Yes7838.8
2) No12361.2
Missing739 
TOTAL201100.0
164) How old were you when you first became a member of a Presbyterian church? (HOWOLD)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL91820.61819
165) When you were growing up, say ages 10 to 12, how active were your parents in church? (PAR_ACTV)
TOTAL%
1) Very active50654.8
2) Generally active15717.0
3) Somewhat active889.5
4) Not very active667.2
5) Not active at all10311.2
6) Don't know30.3
Missing17 
TOTAL923100.0
166) 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) Baptist636.9
2) Disciples of Christ30.3
3) Episcopal161.8
4) Lutheran182.0
5) Methodist556.0
6) Presbyterian60266.0
7) Other Presbyterian141.5
8) Reformed171.9
9) Roman Catholic232.5
10) UCC232.5
11) Independent/non-denom232.5
12) Other485.3
13) None20.2
70) Other50.5
Missing28 
TOTAL912100.0
167) Do any of your relatives serve as pastors, Christian educators, mission workers, or in other full-time ministry for a Presbyterian or other church? (RELPAST)
TOTAL%
1) Yes21924.2
2) No68675.8
Missing35 
TOTAL905100.0
168) [IF YES TO RELPAST] How many relatives are currently serving the church in full-time paid positions? (RELPAST2)
TOTAL%
0) 10.4
1) 13056.5
2) 6528.3
3) 187.8
4) 83.5
5) 41.7
6) 10.4
7) 20.9
10) 10.4
Missing710 
TOTAL230100.0
169) [IF YES TO RELPAST] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - My father (DADPAST)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked80397.8
1) Checked182.2
Missing119 
TOTAL821100.0
170) [IF YES TO RELPAST] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - My mother (MOMPAST)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked81799.5
1) Checked40.5
Missing119 
TOTAL821100.0
171) [IF YES TO RELPAST] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - My grandfather (GDADPAST)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked81899.8
1) Checked20.2
Missing120 
TOTAL820100.0
172) [IF YES TO RELPAST] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - My grandmother (GMOMPAST)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked81999.9
1) Checked10.1
Missing120 
TOTAL820100.0
173) [IF YES TO RELPAST] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - My son (SONPAST)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked81399.0
1) Checked81.0
Missing119 
TOTAL821100.0
174) [IF YES TO RELPAST] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - My daughter (DAUGPAST)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked81499.1
1) Checked70.9
Missing119 
TOTAL821100.0
175) [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 checked75491.4
1) Checked718.6
Missing115 
TOTAL825100.0
176) [IF YES TO RELPAST] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - Other (OTHPAST)
TOTAL%
0) All Other68081.1
1) Grandchild30.4
2) Distant ancestor30.4
3) Aunt/Uncle212.5
4) Niece/nephew91.1
5) Cousin404.8
8) Spouse364.3
9) In-law465.5
Missing102 
TOTAL838100.0
177) 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) Yes29834.8
2) No55965.2
Missing83 
TOTAL857100.0
178) [IF YES TO RELCRCH] How many relatives in the past served the church in full-time paid positions? (Approximate number) (RELCRCH2)
TOTAL%
1) 16859.4
2) 5619.8
3) 269.2
4) 165.7
5) 82.8
6) 41.4
7) 10.4
8) 10.4
9) 10.4
10) 10.4
15) 10.4
Missing657 
TOTAL283100.0
179) [IF YES TO RELCRCH] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - My father (DADCRCH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked75692.2
1) Checked647.8
Missing120 
TOTAL820100.0
180) [IF YES TO RELCRCH] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - My mother (MOMCRCH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked80496.9
1) Checked263.1
Missing110 
TOTAL830100.0
181) [IF YES TO RELCRCH] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - My grandfather (GDADCRCH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked75391.6
1) Checked698.4
Missing118 
TOTAL822100.0
182) [IF YES TO RELCRCH] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - My grandmother (GMOMCRCH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked80997.7
1) Checked192.3
Missing112 
TOTAL828100.0
183) [IF YES TO RELCRCH] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - My son (SONCRCH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked81699.4
1) Checked50.6
Missing119 
TOTAL821100.0
184) [IF YES TO RELCRCH] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - My daughter (DAUGCRCH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked81899.6
1) Checked30.4
Missing119 
TOTAL821100.0
185) [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 checked79797.2
1) Checked232.8
Missing120 
TOTAL820100.0
186) [IF YES TO RELCRCH] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - Other (OTHCRCH)
TOTAL%
0) All other66778.7
2) Distant ancestor748.7
3) Aunt/uncle738.6
4) Niece/nephew10.1
5) Cousin111.3
8) Spouse60.7
9) In-law161.9
Missing92 
TOTAL848100.0
187) Which of the following terms best describes your current stand on theological issues? (LIB_CONS)
TOTAL%
1) Very conservative293.2
2) Conservative21723.7
3) Moderate37340.7
4) Liberal23325.4
5) Very Liberal657.1
Missing23 
TOTAL917100.0
188) Do you believe that some or all of the Bible was inspired by God? (INSP_GOD)
TOTAL%
1) Yes87798.5
2) No131.5
Missing50 
TOTAL890100.0
189) [IF YES TO INSP_GOD] How much of what the Bible contains do you believe was inspired by God? (INSPMUCH)
TOTAL%
1) All of it56263.5
2) Almost all of it12614.2
3) Most of it12614.2
4) Some of it546.1
5) Only a very small amount10.1
6) Not sure161.8
Missing55 
TOTAL885100.0
190) The account of Creation presented in Genesis - (Check the one box that best describes your view) (CREA_TRU)
TOTAL%
1) Is literally true, exactly as we find it in the Bible--that is, it took six 24-hour periods for God to create the world151.7
2) Is a true account of how God created the world49255.2
3) Reflects human feelings about how the world might have been created38443.1
Missing49 
TOTAL891100.0
191) 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.9410.5
2) The Bible is without error of any kind in spiritual matters, but there are problems in other areas such as science and history47252.8
3) The Bible contains errors in both spiritual and secular matters32836.7
Missing46 
TOTAL894100.0
192) 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 agree212.3
2) Agree576.2
3) Not sure252.7
4) Disagree47851.6
5) Strongly disagree34537.3
Missing14 
TOTAL926100.0
193) 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 agree131.4
2) Agree748.0
3) Not sure566.1
4) Disagree37840.9
5) Strongly disagree40443.7
Missing15 
TOTAL925100.0
194) 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 agree71277.2
2) Agree15616.9
3) Not sure424.6
4) Disagree101.1
5) Strongly disagree20.2
Missing18 
TOTAL922100.0
195) 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 agree40043.3
2) Agree23225.1
3) Not sure616.6
4) Disagree18119.6
5) Strongly disagree495.3
Missing17 
TOTAL923100.0
196) 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 agree15316.7
2) Agree12914.1
3) Not sure14816.1
4) Disagree29031.6
5) Strongly disagree19721.5
Missing23 
TOTAL917100.0
197) 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 agree55259.7
2) Agree36239.1
3) Not sure30.3
4) Disagree50.5
5) Strongly disagree30.3
Missing15 
TOTAL925100.0
198) Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with the following statement. - The Devil (Satan) really exists. (DEVL_XST)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree26729.0
2) Agree24626.7
3) Not sure13114.2
4) Disagree17919.4
5) Strongly disagree9810.6
Missing19 
TOTAL921100.0
199) 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 agree30332.9
2) Agree24827.0
3) Not sure18920.5
4) Disagree12113.2
5) Strongly disagree596.4
Missing20 
TOTAL920100.0
200) 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 daily45849.4
2) Several times a week29732.0
3) Weekly9310.0
4) Several times a month475.1
5) Once a month121.3
6) Several times a year151.6
7) Once a year or less40.4
8) Never10.1
Missing13 
TOTAL927100.0
201) Approximately how frequently do you engage in the following activity? (Check one box on each line) - Read the Bible with family or friends (OFT_BFAM)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/almost daily667.2
2) Several times a week17318.8
3) Weekly29932.5
4) Several times a month12813.9
5) Once a month434.7
6) Several times a year12413.5
7) Once a year or less424.6
8) Never454.9
Missing20 
TOTAL920100.0
202) 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 daily232.5
2) Several times a week10711.7
3) Weekly41945.6
4) Several times a month9910.8
5) Once a month636.9
6) Several times a year10411.3
7) Once a year or less596.4
8) Never444.8
Missing22 
TOTAL918100.0
203) Approximately how frequently do you engage in the following activity? (Check one box on each line) - Pray privately (OFT_PPRI)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/almost daily79285.5
2) Several times a week929.9
3) Weekly232.5
4) Several times a month70.8
5) Once a month50.5
6) Several times a year50.5
8) Never20.2
Missing14 
TOTAL926100.0
204) 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 daily44047.5
2) Several times a week24726.7
3) Weekly12513.5
4) Several times a month485.2
5) Once a month121.3
6) Several times a year343.7
7) Once a year or less50.5
8) Never151.6
Missing14 
TOTAL926100.0
205) 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 daily333.6
2) Several times a week606.5
3) Weekly26128.4
4) Several times a month9710.6
5) Once a month798.6
6) Several times a year14716.0
7) Once a year or less10010.9
8) Never14115.4
Missing22 
TOTAL918100.0
206) Do you believe that Jesus will return to earth some day? (JES_RTRN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes67374.4
2) No9310.3
3) Not Sure13915.4
Missing35 
TOTAL905100.0
207) [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 200050.7
2) About as likely in 2000 as in any other year52069.0
3) Less likely in 2000334.4
4) No opinion19626.0
Missing186 
TOTAL754100.0
208) Do you currently have plans for this coming New Year's Eve (Dec. 31, 1999)? (PLAN_NYR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes37040.2
2) No55059.8
Missing20 
TOTAL920100.0
209) [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) Yes24149.4
2) No24750.6
Missing452 
TOTAL488100.0
210) [IF YES TO PLAN_NYR] What do you plan to do? - First response (PLAN_DO1)
TOTAL%
1) Nothing special/stay at home197.1
2) Spend time with family197.1
3) Party4617.2
4) Work62.2
5) Attend church15256.9
6) Vacation/travel145.2
9) Undecided/Not sure114.1
Missing673 
TOTAL267100.0
211) [IF YES TO PLAN_NYR] What do you plan to do? - Second response (PLAN_DO2)
TOTAL%
4) Work125.0
5) Attend church375.0
Missing936 
TOTAL4100.0
212) 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, definitely14515.7
2) Yes, probably10111.0
3) No, probably not32735.5
4) No, definitely not12813.9
5) Don't know22023.9
Missing19 
TOTAL921100.0
213) What sort of disruptions, if any, do you think the Y2K computer problem will cause in early 2000 - in U.S. society generally? (Y2KSOCI)
TOTAL%
1) Very major10.1
2) Major131.4
3) Minor47651.3
4) Very minor35938.7
5) None at all485.2
6) No opinion313.3
Missing12 
TOTAL928100.0
214) What sort of disruptions, if any, do you think the Y2K computer problem will cause in early 2000 - in your local community? (Y2KCOMM)
TOTAL%
1) Very major10.1
2) Major91.0
3) Minor41344.7
4) Very minor39743.0
5) None at all768.2
6) No opinion283.0
Missing16 
TOTAL924100.0
215) What sort of disruptions, if any, do you think the Y2K computer problem will cause in early 2000 - in your local church? (Y2KCRCH)
TOTAL%
1) Very major10.1
2) Major60.6
3) Minor20622.3
4) Very minor32435.1
5) None at all35938.9
6) No opinion283.0
Missing16 
TOTAL924100.0
216) 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 major30.3
2) Major30.3
3) Minor23225.1
4) Very minor40443.6
5) None at all26028.1
6) No opinion242.6
Missing14 
TOTAL926100.0
217) What is your sex? (SEX2)
TOTAL%
1) Female21723.4
2) Male71176.6
Missing12 
TOTAL928100.0
218) What is your present age? (AGE2)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL92850.7539
219) Which of the categories below most closely describes the place in which you currently live? (HOME)
TOTAL%
1) In open country, but not a farm596.4
2) On a farm60.6
3) In a small city or town (under 50,000)28530.8
4) In a medium-size city (50,000-250,000)14515.7
5) In a suburb near a medium-size city697.5
6) In a large city (over 250,000)15616.9
7) In a suburb near a large city20522.2
Missing15 
TOTAL925100.0
220) What is your present marital status? (MAR_STAT)
TOTAL%
1) Married81788.3
2) Not married10811.7
Missing15 
TOTAL925100.0
221) If not currently married, have you ever been married? (MAR_EVER)
TOTAL%
1) Never married5146.4
2) Yes, now widowed1210.9
3) Yes, now divorced4641.8
4) Both widowed and divorced10.9
Missing830 
TOTAL110100.0
222) What is the highest level of education completed by you and, if married, by your spouse? - Spouse's educational level (EDUCSPOU)
TOTAL%
3) Some high school20.3
4) High school diploma151.9
5) Some college8210.3
6) Graduated from college21627.1
7) Some grad work9812.3
8) Grad degree38448.2
Missing143 
TOTAL797100.0
223) If currently married, have you ever had a previous marriage (or marriages)? (PREV_MAR)
TOTAL%
1) No67683.0
2) Yes, was widowed50.6
3) Yes, was divorced13216.2
4) Both widowed and divorced10.1
Missing126 
TOTAL814100.0
224) Please indicate your employment status and, if married, the employment of your spouse. - Employment status of spouse, first response (SPOUEMP1)
TOTAL%
1) Employed full-time40250.0
2) Employed part-time16720.8
3) Self-employed556.8
4) Unemployed212.6
5) Retired496.1
6) Full-time homemaker9712.1
7) Student91.1
8) Other40.5
Missing136 
TOTAL804100.0
225) Please indicate your employment status and, if married, the employment of your spouse. - Employment status of spouse, second response (SPOUEMP2)
TOTAL%
1) Employed full-time22.4
2) Employed part-time56.0
3) Self-employed2125.0
4) Unemployed22.4
5) Retired56.0
6) Full-time homemaker3035.7
7) Student1214.3
8) Other78.3
Missing856 
TOTAL84100.0
226) If your husband or wife is: employed full-time, part-time, or self-employed, please indicate the average hours worked per week over the last year. (SPOUHRS)
TOTAL%
0) 40.6
3) 10.2
4) 20.3
5) 40.6
6) 50.8
8) 40.6
9) 10.2
10) 101.6
11) 10.2
12) 91.4
15) 101.6
16) 60.9
18) 71.1
19) 20.3
20) 446.9
21) 10.2
24) 111.7
25) 203.1
27) 10.2
28) 40.6
29) 10.2
30) 416.4
32) 81.3
33) 20.3
35) 274.2
36) 40.6
37) 10.2
38) 60.9
40) 14022.0
41) 10.2
42) 81.3
43) 40.6
44) 10.2
45) 497.7
46) 10.2
47) 10.2
48) 60.9
50) 7912.4
53) 10.2
55) 284.4
56) 10.2
58) 10.2
60) 548.5
61) 10.2
65) 71.1
70) 91.4
80) 40.6
86) 10.2
99) 20.3
Missing304 
TOTAL636100.0
227) 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) Baptist779.5
2) Disciples of Christ81.0
3) Episcopalian384.7
4) Lutheran344.2
5) Methodist10513.0
6) Presbyterian34342.3
7) Other Presbyterian192.3
8) Reformed172.1
9) Roman Catholic546.7
10) United Church of Christ303.7
11) Independent non-denom253.1
12) Other607.4
Missing130 
TOTAL810100.0
228) Please indicate the faith in which your husband or wife was raised (if more than one, select the one in which she or he was most involved), and his or her current religious affiliation. - Spouse's current faith (SPOUFATH)
TOTAL%
3) Episcopalian30.4
4) Lutheran70.9
5) Methodist70.9
6) Presbyterian72494.4
7) Other Presbyterian10.1
9) Roman Catholic81.0
10) United Church of Christ50.7
11) Independent non-denom40.5
12) Other81.0
Missing173 
TOTAL767100.0
229) How often does your husband or wife attend Sunday worship at your congregation? (SPOUWORS)
TOTAL%
1) Never192.3
2) Less than once a year91.1
3) Once or twice a year192.3
4) Several times a year283.4
5) Once a month283.4
6) 2-3 times a month344.2
7) Nearly every week16920.8
8) Every week50662.3
Missing128 
TOTAL812100.0
230) Is your husband or wife a member of the same congregation which you serve or attend? (SPOUCONG)
TOTAL%
1) Yes60274.3
2) No20825.7
Missing130 
TOTAL810100.0
231) Is your husband or wife an ordained minister? (SPOUMIN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes12014.7
2) No69685.3
Missing124 
TOTAL816100.0
232) Which statements below, if any, apply to your husband or wife's current call? (Check all that apply) - First response (SPOUCAL1)
TOTAL%
1) Co-pastor with me3123.8
2) Pastoral position at other PCUSA Church4131.5
3) Staff of Presbytery, synod, or GA10.8
4) Serves another PCUSA instit32.3
5) Pastoral position other congreg86.2
6) Church-related non-parish min43.1
7) Secular job1612.3
8) Other2620.0
Missing810 
TOTAL130100.0
233) Which statements below, if any, apply to your husband or wife's current call? (Check all that apply) - Second response (SPOUCAL2)
TOTAL%
2) Pastoral position at other PCUSA Church110.0
3) Staff of a presby, synod, or GA220.0
7) Secular job220.0
8) Other550.0
Missing930 
TOTAL10100.0
234) How many children do you have? (If none, write 0.) Include any legally adopted children; exclude stepchildren unless legally adopted. (NO_KIDS)
TOTAL%
0) None13715.0
1) 19610.5
2) 238542.1
3) 320222.1
4) 4677.3
5) 5222.4
6) 640.4
7) 720.2
Missing25 
TOTAL915100.0
235) Generally speaking, do you think of yourself as a Democrat, Independent, Republican, or other? (DEM_REP)
TOTAL%
1) Democrat50855.0
2) Independent17919.4
3) Republican21723.5
4) Other182.0
8) Natural Law10.1
Missing17 
TOTAL923100.0
236) How many persons, including yourself, live in your household? (Do not count students who live elsewhere while they attend college or university.) (Check only one box.) (HH_SIZE)
TOTAL%
1) I live alone.899.6
2) Two of us39943.1
3) Three of us18820.3
4) Four of us17118.5
5) Five of us667.1
6) Six of us111.2
7) Seven or more of us20.2
Missing14 
TOTAL926100.0
237) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are - under six years of age? (HH_UNDR6)
TOTAL%
0) None19965.5
1) 17223.7
2) 23110.2
3) 320.7
Missing636 
TOTAL304100.0
238) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are - 6-12 years of age? (HH_6-12)
TOTAL%
0) None19654.4
1) 110027.8
2) 25515.3
3) 392.5
Missing580 
TOTAL360100.0
239) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are - 13-17 years of age? (HH_13-17)
TOTAL%
0) None18546.0
1) 116440.8
2) 24912.2
3) 341.0
Missing538 
TOTAL402100.0
240) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are - 18-24 years of age? (HH_18-24)
TOTAL%
0) None19770.4
1) 16623.6
2) 2176.1
Missing660 
TOTAL280100.0
241) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are - 25 years of age and over? (HH_25UP)
TOTAL%
0) None161.8
1) 19410.6
2) 273682.7
3) 3394.4
4) 450.6
Missing50 
TOTAL890100.0
242) 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 adult839.1
2) Single parent121.3
3) Married no kids37040.5
4) Married with kids41044.9
5) Some other arrangement (Please describe your household here)394.3
Missing26 
TOTAL914100.0
243) Is the home in which you currently live: (HOM_NOW)
TOTAL%
1) Rented by you768.2
2) Owned by you clear667.2
3) Owned with mortgage61366.5
4) Owned by your congreg15216.5
5) Other151.6
Missing18 
TOTAL922100.0
244) Where did you live five years ago, in October 1994? (HOM_94)
TOTAL%
1) Same house46650.2
2) Diff house, same county10110.9
3) Diff county, same state9410.1
4) Diff state25727.7
5) Diff country111.2
Missing11 
TOTAL929100.0
245) 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
TOTAL92333.38117
246) What is your race of origin? (Check all that apply) - First response (RACE1)
TOTAL%
1) White88795.8
2) Black70.8
3) Indian30.3
4) Asian151.6
5) Hispanic121.3
6) Some other race20.2
Missing14 
TOTAL926100.0
247) What is your race of origin? (Check all that apply) - Second response (RACE2)
TOTAL%
3) Indian1260.0
4) Asian210.0
5) Hispanic315.0
6) Some other race315.0
Missing920 
TOTAL20100.0
248) Which of these categories best describes your total family income from all sources, before taxes, during 1998? (If you live alone, or with non-relatives, answer in terms of your own personal income.) (HH_INCOM)
TOTAL%
2) $10K-14,99910.1
3) $15K-19,99940.4
4) $20K-29,999363.9
5) $30K-39,9999610.4
6) $40K-49,99912914.0
7) $50K-59,99913414.6
8) $60K-69,99912313.4
9) $70K-79,99910111.0
10) $80K-89,999768.3
11) $90K-99,999758.2
12) $100K-124,999869.3
13) $125K-149,999262.8
14) $150K+333.6
Missing20 
TOTAL920100.0
249) During the last year, approximately how much money did you and other family members in your household contribute to each of the following? Write your best estimate on the lines provided. - To your congregation, in regular giving (not including special offerings or contributions to a capital campaign) (MNY_REG)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL9004302.1227781
250) During the last year, approximately how much money did you and other family members in your household contribute to each of the following? Write your best estimate on the lines provided. - To your church, in giving to a special campaign, for example for a new or remodeled building, or for a new program for the church (MNY_SPEC)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL6361583.4178075
251) During the last year, approximately how much money did you and other family members in your household contribute to each of the following? Write your best estimate on the lines provided. - To your congregation, in response to a special appeal for a ministry supported by the congregation, presbytery, or Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), including the denomination-wide special offerings--One Great Hour of Sharing, Witness, Peacemaking, and Christmas Joy (MNY_APPL)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL811899.437103
252) 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) $017118.9
2) $1-5011612.8
3) $51-1009210.2
4) $101-50024827.5
5) $501-100010011.1
6) $1001-2000606.6
7) $2001+11612.8
Missing37 
TOTAL903100.0
253) 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) $0343.7
2) $1-5010911.9
3) $51-10015817.3
4) $101-50038442.0
5) $501-100011812.9
6) $1001-2000545.9
7) $2001 or more\$2001+L576.2
Missing26 
TOTAL914100.0
254) [If BEF_SEM is yes] Before entering seminary for your B.D. or M.Div., were you engaged in any long-term secular job or career? How long were you in that job or career? (BEF_SEMA)
TOTAL%
1) 27.1
2) 27.1
3) 414.3
4) 13.6
5) 27.1
6) 13.6
7) 621.4
8) 414.3
10) 27.1
12) 13.6
15) 13.6
17) 13.6
20) 13.6
Missing912 
TOTAL28100.0
255) I-AGE: What is your present age? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-AGE)
TOTAL%
1) Less than 4011212.1
2) 40-4931634.1
3) 50-6443246.6
4) 65+687.3
Missing12 
TOTAL928100.0
256) I-GENDER: What is your sex? (for use with online analysis) (I-GENDER)
TOTAL%
1) Female21723.4
2) Male71176.6
Missing12 
TOTAL928100.0
257) I-MARITAL: What is your present marital status? (for use with online analysis) (I-MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Married81788.3
2) Not married10811.7
Missing15 
TOTAL925100.0
258) 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) Democrat50855.0
2) Independent17919.4
3) Republican21723.5
4) Other182.0
8) Natural Law10.1
Missing17 
TOTAL923100.0
259) I-RACE: What is your race of origin? (Check all that apply) - First response (for use with online analysis) (I-RACE)
TOTAL%
1) White88795.8
2) Black70.8
3) Indian30.3
4) Asian151.6
5) Hispanic121.3
6) Some other race20.2
Missing14 
TOTAL926100.0
260) 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) $10K-19,99950.5
2) $20K-49,99926128.4
3) $50K-99,99950955.3
4) $100K+14515.8
Missing20 
TOTAL920100.0