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

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All frequencies are raw numbers (no weights used).
1) Panel Identification Number (NEWCODE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL61550581.876338
2) Are you very optimistic or very pessimistic or somewhere in between concerning the future of the Christian church generally? (CHRCHRCH)
TOTAL%
1) Very optimistic11519.2
2) Optimistic25843.0
3) Tend toward optimistic17429.0
4) Tend toward pessimistic416.8
5) Pessimistic71.2
7) No opinion50.8
Missing15 
TOTAL600100.0
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 optimistic8314.0
2) Optimistic25342.7
3) Tend toward optimistic18330.9
4) Tend toward pessimistic538.9
5) Pessimistic101.7
6) Very pessimistic40.7
7) No opinion71.2
Missing22 
TOTAL593100.0
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 optimistic6210.4
2) Optimistic21435.7
3) Tend toward optimistic18030.1
4) Tend toward pessimistic9816.4
5) Pessimistic213.5
6) Very pessimistic203.3
7) No opinion40.7
Missing16 
TOTAL599100.0
5) Are you very optimistic or very pessimistic or somewhere in between concerning the future of your own congregation? (OWNCONG)
TOTAL%
1) Very optimistic18931.6
2) Optimistic20333.9
3) Tend toward optimistic11619.4
4) Tend toward pessimistic6210.4
5) Pessimistic183.0
6) Very pessimistic91.5
7) No opinion10.2
Missing17 
TOTAL598100.0
6) How much influence do you think religion as a whole has on American life right now? (INFLLIFE)
TOTAL%
1) A very great amount172.8
2) A great amount16026.1
3) Some35758.2
4) A little518.3
5) Only a very small amount274.4
6) None10.2
Missing2 
TOTAL613100.0
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) Increasing15725.6
2) Decreasing21334.7
3) Staying about the same24039.2
4) No opinion30.5
Missing2 
TOTAL613100.0
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) More19131.3
2) Less15625.5
3) Stay about the same17528.6
4) No opinion8914.6
Missing4 
TOTAL611100.0
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\materialism20934.8
2) Decline in civic involvement7011.7
3) Economic trends9415.7
4) Fewer children per family579.5
5) Genetic engineering132.2
6) Growth of large, multi-national corporations50.8
7) Growth of the Internet427.0
8) Increasing racial-ethnic diversity6811.3
9) Medical advances132.2
10) More educated population101.7
11) More people in non-traditional families111.8
12) People living longer20.3
13) War and terrorism10.2
15) Other (specify)50.8
Missing15 
TOTAL600100.0
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 involvement396.7
3) Economic trends366.1
4) Fewer children per family406.8
5) Genetic engineering111.9
6) Growth of large, multi-national corporations172.9
7) Growth of the Internet518.7
8) Increasing racial-ethnic diversity13422.9
9) Medical advances335.6
10) More educated population6210.6
11) More people in non-traditional families11920.3
12) People living longer294.9
13) War and terrorism61.0
14) Other developments in science and technology20.3
15) Other (specify)71.2
Missing29 
TOTAL586100.0
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 trends40.7
4) Fewer children per family81.5
5) Genetic engineering30.6
6) Growth of large, multi-national corporations10.2
7) Growth of the Internet81.5
8) Increasing racial-ethnic diversity163.0
9) Medical advances213.9
10) More educated population305.6
11) More people in non-traditional families15128.0
12) People living longer17131.7
13) War and terrorism305.6
14) Other developments in science and technology6311.7
15) Other (specify)336.1
Missing76 
TOTAL539100.0
12) Of the trends listed above, which one do you think will have the most influence on Presbyterian churches? (MOSTIMPT)
TOTAL%
1) Consumerism\materialism7713.4
2) Decline in civic involvement305.2
3) Economic trends345.9
4) Fewer children per family284.9
5) Genetic engineering40.7
6) Growth of large, multi-national corporations20.3
7) Growth of the Internet213.7
8) Increasing racial-ethnic diversity10718.7
9) Medical advances40.7
10) More educated population386.6
11) More people in non-traditional families11920.8
12) People living longer518.9
13) War and terrorism111.9
14) Other developments in science and technology101.7
15) Other (specify)376.5
Missing42 
TOTAL573100.0
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 increase39866.4
3) Little or no change15225.4
4) Not sure498.2
Missing16 
TOTAL599100.0
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 increase31151.3
2) A decrease81.3
3) Little or no change25542.1
4) Not sure325.3
Missing9 
TOTAL606100.0
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 increase30049.8
2) A decrease10517.4
3) Little or no change14724.4
4) Not sure518.5
Missing12 
TOTAL603100.0
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 increase38363.4
2) A decrease101.7
3) Little or no change17929.6
4) Not sure325.3
Missing11 
TOTAL604100.0
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 increase27245.3
2) A decrease8313.8
3) Little or no change18230.3
4) Not sure6310.5
Missing15 
TOTAL600100.0
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 increase10216.9
2) A decrease16026.5
3) Little or no change29048.0
4) Not sure528.6
Missing11 
TOTAL604100.0
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 increase21135.0
2) A decrease10417.2
3) Little or no change23438.8
4) Not sure549.0
Missing12 
TOTAL603100.0
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 increase41268.3
2) A decrease244.0
3) Little or no change15125.0
4) Not sure162.7
Missing12 
TOTAL603100.0
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 increase30550.9
2) A decrease9515.9
3) Little or no change15726.2
4) Not sure427.0
Missing16 
TOTAL599100.0
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 increase36059.2
2) A decrease122.0
3) Little or no change21335.0
4) Not sure233.8
Missing7 
TOTAL608100.0
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 increase8714.3
2) A decrease13321.9
3) Little or no change36059.3
4) Not sure274.4
Missing8 
TOTAL607100.0
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 increase27845.8
2) A decrease335.4
3) Little or no change18330.1
4) Not sure11318.6
Missing8 
TOTAL607100.0
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 increase18931.3
2) A decrease366.0
3) Little or no change25241.7
4) Not sure12721.0
Missing11 
TOTAL604100.0
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 increase49481.5
2) A decrease213.5
3) Little or no change7111.7
4) Not sure203.3
Missing9 
TOTAL606100.0
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 increase40166.3
2) A decrease122.0
3) Little or no change15726.0
4) Not sure355.8
Missing10 
TOTAL605100.0
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 increase25241.7
2) A decrease223.6
3) Little or no change25141.5
4) Not sure8013.2
Missing10 
TOTAL605100.0
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 increase41469.8
2) A decrease111.9
3) Little or no change11920.1
4) Not sure498.3
Missing22 
TOTAL593100.0
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 increase15125.5
2) A decrease549.1
3) Little or no change19633.1
4) Not sure19232.4
Missing22 
TOTAL593100.0
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 increase46075.9
2) A decrease416.8
3) Little or no change7812.9
4) Not sure274.5
Missing9 
TOTAL606100.0
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 likely304.9
2) Somewhat likely9715.9
3) Not very likely29949.1
4) Not at all likely11418.7
5) Not sure6911.3
Missing6 
TOTAL609100.0
33) By 2050, how likely are we to see this change in the PC(USA) nationally: Congregations have more autonomy? (CHPCAUTY)
TOTAL%
1) Very likely8414.0
2) Somewhat likely26443.9
3) Not very likely14624.3
4) Not at all likely122.0
5) Not sure9515.8
Missing14 
TOTAL601100.0
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 likely8614.2
2) Somewhat likely19031.3
3) Not very likely18630.6
4) Not at all likely508.2
5) Not sure9515.7
Missing8 
TOTAL607100.0
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 likely7312.0
2) Somewhat likely24139.6
3) Not very likely18830.9
4) Not at all likely325.3
5) Not sure7512.3
Missing6 
TOTAL609100.0
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 likely203.3
2) Somewhat likely7312.0
3) Not very likely33454.8
4) Not at all likely13822.7
5) Not sure447.2
Missing6 
TOTAL609100.0
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 likely325.2
2) Somewhat likely17128.0
3) Not very likely24339.8
4) Not at all likely9615.7
5) Not sure6911.3
Missing4 
TOTAL611100.0
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 likely142.3
2) Somewhat likely396.4
3) Not very likely34556.5
4) Not at all likely18229.8
5) Not sure315.1
Missing4 
TOTAL611100.0
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 likely6610.8
2) Somewhat likely19031.1
3) Not very likely21935.8
4) Not at all likely457.4
5) Not sure9114.9
Missing4 
TOTAL611100.0
40) How distinctive are Presbyterian churches from other churches when it comes to core Christian beliefs? (DISBLFS)
TOTAL%
1) Very distinctive386.3
2) Somewhat distinctive24340.6
3) Not very distinctive27245.4
4) Not at all distinctive345.7
5) Not sure122.0
Missing16 
TOTAL599100.0
41) How distinctive are Presbyterian churches from other churches when it comes to use of the Confessions? (DISCONF)
TOTAL%
1) Very distinctive6711.1
2) Somewhat distinctive25342.1
3) Not very distinctive18731.1
4) Not at all distinctive416.8
5) Not sure538.8
Missing14 
TOTAL601100.0
42) How distinctive are Presbyterian churches from other churches when it comes to the form of church government? (DISGOVT)
TOTAL%
1) Very distinctive24440.4
2) Somewhat distinctive27545.5
3) Not very distinctive6510.8
4) Not at all distinctive61.0
5) Not sure142.3
Missing11 
TOTAL604100.0
43) How distinctive are Presbyterian churches from other churches when it comes to style of worship? (DISSTYLE)
TOTAL%
1) Very distinctive447.3
2) Somewhat distinctive25642.5
3) Not very distinctive27245.2
4) Not at all distinctive213.5
5) Not sure91.5
Missing13 
TOTAL602100.0
44) How distinctive are Presbyterian churches from other churches when it comes to concern for social justice? (DISJSTCE)
TOTAL%
1) Very distinctive7712.8
2) Somewhat distinctive23939.8
3) Not very distinctive22737.8
4) Not at all distinctive325.3
5) Not sure264.3
Missing14 
TOTAL601100.0
45) How distinctive are Presbyterian churches from other churches when it comes to tolerance for individual freedom of thought? (DISFREDM)
TOTAL%
1) Very distinctive11819.6
2) Somewhat distinctive26243.4
3) Not very distinctive17228.5
4) Not at all distinctive274.5
5) Not sure244.0
Missing12 
TOTAL603100.0
46) How distinctive are Presbyterian churches from other churches when it comes to ecumenism? (DISECUM)
TOTAL%
1) Very distinctive396.5
2) Somewhat distinctive21836.5
3) Not very distinctive22237.2
4) Not at all distinctive284.7
5) Not sure9015.1
Missing18 
TOTAL597100.0
47) How distinctive are Presbyterian churches from other churches when it comes to sense of mission? (DISMISSN)
TOTAL%
1) Very distinctive10417.2
2) Somewhat distinctive24540.5
3) Not very distinctive19331.9
4) Not at all distinctive386.3
5) Not sure254.1
Missing10 
TOTAL605100.0
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) Essential13923.1
2) Important31452.1
3) Not important15024.9
Missing12 
TOTAL603100.0
49) [ONLY AS IF PRESCONT=2 "NOT IMPORTANT]Why? (IMPRTWHY)
TOTAL%
1) Hope for church unity14265.7
2) Hope for split104.6
3) Hostility toward PCUSA198.8
4) Just don't care146.5
5) Other3114.4
Missing399 
TOTAL216100.0
50) If you moved to a new community, what type of church would you look for? (MOVED)
TOTAL%
1) Presbyterian only9114.9
2) Presbyterian first, then others if need be42870.0
3) One that fits my needs, regardless of "brand"9215.1
Missing4 
TOTAL611100.0
51) Which would you prefer? A congregation where… (PREFER)
TOTAL%
1) People all hold more or less the same views18731.2
2) People hold different views but keep them to themselves203.3
3) People hold different views and openly discuss their disagreements39165.3
4) Other comment written in10.2
Missing16 
TOTAL599100.0
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) Like10818.3
2) Don't like48081.2
3) Unsure/don't know30.5
Missing24 
TOTAL591100.0
53) Which is more important to you? (MORIMPRT)
TOTAL%
1) A "big-tent" church that tolerates diversity of beliefs and practices31855.1
2) A strict church that requires more uniformity of belief and practice25944.9
Missing38 
TOTAL577100.0
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/don't know203.4
1) Baptist427.2
2) Disciples of Christ213.6
3) Episcopal488.2
4) Lutheran478.1
5) Methodist22638.8
6) Reformed7012.0
7) Roman Catholic20.3
8) United Church of Christ8414.4
9) Other (specify)223.8
Missing33 
TOTAL582100.0
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) Yes26944.8
2) No21034.9
3) Not sure12220.3
Missing14 
TOTAL601100.0
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) Yes27946.7
2) No17329.0
3) Not sure14524.3
Missing18 
TOTAL597100.0
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) Yes40868.2
2) No11819.7
3) Not sure7212.0
Missing17 
TOTAL598100.0
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) Yes24841.5
2) No20934.9
3) Not sure14123.6
Missing17 
TOTAL598100.0
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) Yes25442.3
2) No19632.7
3) Not sure15025.0
Missing15 
TOTAL600100.0
60) Overall, how likely do you think it is that your congregation will exist in 2050? (EXST2050)
TOTAL%
1) Very likely32052.7
2) Likely20032.9
3) Not very likely7211.9
4) Not at all likely152.5
Missing8 
TOTAL607100.0
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 youth3952.0
2) Finances, lack of money22.7
3) Apathy45.3
4) Lack of ability to change, adapt45.3
5) Lack of pastor or other leadership11.3
6) Poor location, bad local economy, people moving away810.7
7) Larger forces in church (PC USA or more generally; splits and mergers) or society that affects faith/beliefs45.3
9) All other1317.3
Missing540 
TOTAL75100.0
62) [ASK ONLY IF EXST2050=3 "NOT VERY LIKELY" OR 4 "NOT AT ALL LIKELY"]What do you think will cause it to disappear? (CAUSE2)
TOTAL%
1) Membership decline, aging membership, no youth1100.0
Missing614 
TOTAL1100.0
63) Indicate your level of agreement or disagreement: My denominational affiliation is an important part of my identity as a Christian. (AGDENOM)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree12320.2
2) Agree27044.4
3) Neither agree nor disagree12019.7
4) Disagree7512.3
5) Strongly disagree203.3
Missing7 
TOTAL608100.0
64) 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 agree122.0
2) Agree8013.2
3) Neither agree nor disagree22436.8
4) Disagree25541.9
5) Strongly disagree376.1
Missing7 
TOTAL608100.0
65) 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 agree589.6
2) Agree29448.5
3) Neither agree nor disagree13822.8
4) Disagree10317.0
5) Strongly disagree132.1
Missing9 
TOTAL606100.0
66) 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 agree213.5
2) Agree11719.4
3) Neither agree nor disagree30951.2
4) Disagree13622.6
5) Strongly disagree203.3
Missing12 
TOTAL603100.0
67) 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 agree6811.3
2) Agree38063.2
3) Neither agree nor disagree8414.0
4) Disagree6510.8
5) Strongly disagree40.7
Missing14 
TOTAL601100.0
68) Indicate your level of agreement or disagreement: Conflict at the presbytery or General Assembly has little effect on my congregation. (AGCNFLCT)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree294.8
2) Agree20534.1
3) Neither agree nor disagree9515.8
4) Disagree25442.3
5) Strongly disagree183.0
Missing14 
TOTAL601100.0
69) 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 agree13021.8
2) Agree34658.2
3) Neither agree nor disagree8313.9
4) Disagree335.5
5) Strongly disagree30.5
Missing20 
TOTAL595100.0
70) Indicate your level of agreement or disagreement: All in all, I wish there was less conflict in the PC(USA). (AGLSFGHT)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree7512.6
2) Agree25542.8
3) Neither agree nor disagree20534.4
4) Disagree599.9
5) Strongly disagree20.3
Missing19 
TOTAL596100.0
71) Indicate your level of agreement or disagreement: Keeping people in the church is more important than enforcing discipline. (AGDCPLNE)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree488.0
2) Agree17829.8
3) Neither agree nor disagree15425.8
4) Disagree18531.0
5) Strongly disagree325.4
Missing18 
TOTAL597100.0
72) Do you have any adult children, i.e., children over the age of 18? (ADLTCHLD)
TOTAL%
1) Yes45777.3
2) No13422.7
Missing24 
TOTAL591100.0
73) [ASK ONLY IF ADLTCHLD=1 "YES"] Please provide the following information for child #1: Age. (CHD1AGE)
TOTAL%
7) 10.3
8) 10.3
12) 20.6
17) 10.3
18) 61.9
19) 134.2
20) 123.9
21) 61.9
22) 31.0
23) 103.2
24) 82.6
25) 123.9
26) 51.6
27) 123.9
28) 51.6
29) 92.9
30) 165.2
31) 72.3
32) 113.6
33) 31.0
34) 103.2
35) 103.2
36) 72.3
37) 82.6
38) 92.9
39) 134.2
40) 61.9
41) 72.3
42) 41.3
43) 92.9
44) 113.6
45) 51.6
46) 165.2
47) 51.6
48) 82.6
49) 82.6
50) 51.6
51) 51.6
52) 20.6
53) 51.6
54) 20.6
55) 20.6
56) 10.3
57) 51.6
58) 10.3
59) 20.6
Missing306 
TOTAL309100.0
74) [ASK ONLY IF ADLTCHLD=1 "YES"] Please provide the following information for child #1: Married? (CHD1MARD)
TOTAL%
1) Yes27758.9
2) No19341.1
Missing145 
TOTAL470100.0
75) [ASK ONLY IF ADLTCHLD=1 "YES"] Please provide the following information for child #1: Have own children? (CHD1KIDS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes24254.5
2) No20245.5
Missing171 
TOTAL444100.0
76) [ASK ONLY IF ADLTCHLD=1 "YES"] Please provide the following information for child #1: How active in a church? (CHD1ACTV)
TOTAL%
1) Very13929.4
2) Generally9419.9
3) A little11825.0
4) Not at all11724.8
5) Don't know40.8
Missing143 
TOTAL472100.0
77) [ASK ONLY IF ADLTCHLD=1 "YES"] Please provide the following information for child #1: If active, what church? (CHD1DNOM)
TOTAL%
1) Don't know154.3
2) PC(USA)17751.0
3) Other15544.7
Missing268 
TOTAL347100.0
78) [ASK ONLY IF ADLTCHLD=1 "YES"] Please provide the following information for child #1: If active in other church, what church? (CHD1OTH)
TOTAL%
1) Baptist1214.0
2) Disciples of Christ22.3
3) Episcopal67.0
4) Lutheran1011.6
5) Methodist1011.6
6) Reformed22.3
7) Roman Catholic910.5
8) United Church of Christ89.3
9) Other2731.4
Missing529 
TOTAL86100.0
79) [ASK ONLY IF ADLTCHLD=1 "YES"] Please provide the following information for child #2: Age. (CHD2AGE)
TOTAL%
2) 10.4
10) 10.4
14) 10.4
16) 10.4
17) 10.4
18) 72.8
19) 83.2
20) 52.0
21) 52.0
22) 52.0
23) 72.8
24) 83.2
25) 104.0
26) 41.6
27) 156.0
28) 93.6
29) 52.0
30) 72.8
31) 72.8
32) 52.0
33) 114.4
34) 41.6
35) 93.6
36) 104.0
37) 104.0
38) 52.0
39) 31.2
40) 114.4
41) 52.0
42) 104.0
43) 72.8
44) 93.6
45) 83.2
46) 62.4
47) 52.0
48) 62.4
49) 20.8
50) 31.2
51) 10.4
52) 20.8
53) 10.4
54) 31.2
55) 10.4
56) 20.8
57) 20.8
Missing367 
TOTAL248100.0
80) [ASK ONLY IF ADLTCHLD=1 "YES"] Please provide the following information for child #2: Married? (CHD2MARD)
TOTAL%
1) Yes22158.8
2) No15541.2
Missing239 
TOTAL376100.0
81) [ASK ONLY IF ADLTCHLD=1 "YES"] Please provide the following information for child #2: Have own children? (CHD2KIDS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes19154.4
2) No16045.6
Missing264 
TOTAL351100.0
82) [ASK ONLY IF ADLTCHLD=1 "YES"] Please provide the following information for child #2: How active in a church? (CHD2ACTV)
TOTAL%
1) Very10327.0
2) Generally8020.9
3) A little9224.1
4) Not at all10226.7
5) Don't know51.3
Missing233 
TOTAL382100.0
83) [ASK ONLY IF ADLTCHLD=1 "YES"] Please provide the following information for child #2: If active, what church? (CHD2DNOM)
TOTAL%
1) Don't know134.8
2) PC(USA)13550.0
3) Other12245.2
Missing345 
TOTAL270100.0
84) [ASK ONLY IF ADLTCHLD=1 "YES"] Please provide the following information for child #2: If active in other church, what church? (CHD2OTH)
TOTAL%
1) Baptist812.9
2) Disciples of Christ11.6
3) Episcopal11.6
4) Lutheran46.5
5) Methodist1219.4
7) Roman Catholic1321.0
8) United Church of Christ46.5
9) Other1930.6
Missing553 
TOTAL62100.0
85) [ASK ONLY IF ADLTCHLD=1 "YES"] Please provide the following information for child #3: Age. (CHD3AGE)
TOTAL%
8) 10.8
11) 10.8
16) 10.8
18) 32.4
19) 32.4
20) 43.2
21) 32.4
22) 43.2
23) 21.6
25) 10.8
26) 43.2
27) 64.8
28) 32.4
29) 21.6
30) 64.8
31) 64.8
32) 32.4
33) 64.8
34) 21.6
35) 54.0
36) 54.0
37) 32.4
38) 54.0
39) 21.6
40) 75.6
41) 75.6
42) 75.6
43) 43.2
44) 54.0
45) 43.2
46) 32.4
49) 10.8
50) 43.2
53) 10.8
54) 10.8
Missing490 
TOTAL125100.0
86) [ASK ONLY IF ADLTCHLD=1 "YES"] Please provide the following information for child #3: Married? (CHD3MARD)
TOTAL%
1) Yes11759.7
2) No7940.3
Missing419 
TOTAL196100.0
87) [ASK ONLY IF ADLTCHLD=1 "YES"] Please provide the following information for child #3: Have own children? (CHD3KIDS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes10456.5
2) No8043.5
Missing431 
TOTAL184100.0
88) [ASK ONLY IF ADLTCHLD=1 "YES"] Please provide the following information for child #3: How active in a church? (CHD3ACTV)
TOTAL%
1) Very5025.4
2) Generally4321.8
3) A little4522.8
4) Not at all5829.4
5) Don't know10.5
Missing418 
TOTAL197100.0
89) [ASK ONLY IF ADLTCHLD=1 "YES"] Please provide the following information for child #3: If active, what church? (CHD3DNOM)
TOTAL%
1) Don't know85.8
2) PC(USA)5741.3
3) Other7352.9
Missing477 
TOTAL138100.0
90) [ASK ONLY IF ADLTCHLD=1 "YES"] Please provide the following information for child #3: If active in other church, what church? (CHD3OTH)
TOTAL%
1) Baptist27.7
2) Disciples of Christ27.7
3) Episcopal13.8
4) Lutheran27.7
5) Methodist623.1
7) Roman Catholic415.4
8) United Church of Christ27.7
9) Other726.9
Missing589 
TOTAL26100.0
91) [ASK ONLY IF ADLTCHLD=1 "YES"] Please provide the following information for child #4: Age. (CHD4AGE)
TOTAL%
18) 24.3
23) 24.3
24) 12.2
25) 12.2
27) 12.2
28) 24.3
30) 48.7
31) 36.5
33) 48.7
35) 36.5
36) 12.2
37) 48.7
38) 613.0
39) 12.2
40) 12.2
41) 24.3
42) 12.2
43) 24.3
45) 24.3
48) 12.2
52) 24.3
Missing569 
TOTAL46100.0
92) [ASK ONLY IF ADLTCHLD=1 "YES"] Please provide the following information for child #4: Married? (CHD4MARD)
TOTAL%
1) Yes4460.3
2) No2939.7
Missing542 
TOTAL73100.0
93) [ASK ONLY IF ADLTCHLD=1 "YES"] Please provide the following information for child #4: Have own children? (CHD4KIDS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes3350.0
2) No3350.0
Missing549 
TOTAL66100.0
94) [ASK ONLY IF ADLTCHLD=1 "YES"] Please provide the following information for child #4: How active in a church? (CHD4ACTV)
TOTAL%
1) Very1216.2
2) Generally1621.6
3) A little2533.8
4) Not at all2027.0
5) Don't know11.4
Missing541 
TOTAL74100.0
95) [ASK ONLY IF ADLTCHLD=1 "YES"] Please provide the following information for child #4: If active, what church? (CHD4DNOM)
TOTAL%
1) Don't know24.1
2) PC(USA)2653.1
3) Other2142.9
Missing566 
TOTAL49100.0
96) [ASK ONLY IF ADLTCHLD=1 "YES"] Please provide the following information for child #4: If active in other church, what church? (CHD4OTH)
TOTAL%
5) Methodist233.3
9) Other466.7
Missing609 
TOTAL6100.0
97) [ASK ONLY IF ADLTCHLD=1 "YES"] Please provide the following information for child #5: Age. (CHD5AGE)
TOTAL%
22) 18.3
26) 18.3
27) 18.3
31) 18.3
32) 18.3
34) 216.7
36) 216.7
38) 18.3
39) 18.3
49) 18.3
Missing603 
TOTAL12100.0
98) [ASK ONLY IF ADLTCHLD=1 "YES"] Please provide the following information for child #5: Married? (CHD5MARD)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1565.2
2) No834.8
Missing592 
TOTAL23100.0
99) [ASK ONLY IF ADLTCHLD=1 "YES"] Please provide the following information for child #5: Have own children? (CHD5KIDS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes842.1
2) No1157.9
Missing596 
TOTAL19100.0
100) [ASK ONLY IF ADLTCHLD=1 "YES"] Please provide the following information for child #5: How active in a church? (CHD5ACTV)
TOTAL%
1) Very729.2
2) Generally28.3
3) A little833.3
4) Not at all729.2
Missing591 
TOTAL24100.0
101) [ASK ONLY IF ADLTCHLD=1 "YES"] Please provide the following information for child #5: If active, what church? (CHD5DNOM)
TOTAL%
1) Don't know15.9
2) PC(USA)635.3
3) Other1058.8
Missing598 
TOTAL17100.0
102) [ASK ONLY IF ADLTCHLD=1 "YES"] Please provide the following information for child #5: If active in other church, what church? (CHD5OTH)
TOTAL%
2) Disciples of Christ150.0
9) Other150.0
Missing613 
TOTAL2100.0
103) Sample (SAMPLE)
TOTAL%
2) Elders615100.0
TOTAL615100.0
104) Survey format (SURVEY)
TOTAL%
1) Paper copy56992.5
2) From the web467.5
TOTAL615100.0
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? : Consumerism/materialism (TRENDS1)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked3678.3
1) Checked1021.7
Missing569 
TOTAL46100.0
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? : Decline in civil involvement (TRENDS2)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked2758.7
1) Checked1941.3
Missing569 
TOTAL46100.0
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? : Economic trends (TRENDS3)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked3780.4
1) Checked919.6
Missing569 
TOTAL46100.0
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? : Fewer children per family (TRENDS4)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked3984.8
1) Checked715.2
Missing569 
TOTAL46100.0
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? : Genetic engineering (TRENDS5)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked4597.8
1) Checked12.2
Missing569 
TOTAL46100.0
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 large, multi-national corporations (TRENDS6)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked4393.5
1) Checked36.5
Missing569 
TOTAL46100.0
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? : Growth of the Internet (TRENDS7)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked3984.8
1) Checked715.2
Missing569 
TOTAL46100.0
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? : Increasing racial-ethnic diversity (TRENDS8)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked2860.9
1) Checked1839.1
Missing569 
TOTAL46100.0
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? : Medical advances (TRENDS9)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked4291.3
1) Checked48.7
Missing569 
TOTAL46100.0
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 educated population (TRENDS10)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked4087.0
1) Checked613.0
Missing569 
TOTAL46100.0
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? : More people in non-traditional families (TRENDS11)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked2145.7
1) Checked2554.3
Missing569 
TOTAL46100.0
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? : People living longer (TRENDS12)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked3065.2
1) Checked1634.8
Missing569 
TOTAL46100.0
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? : War and terrorism (TRENDS13)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked4495.7
1) Checked24.3
Missing569 
TOTAL46100.0
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 developments in science and technology (TRENDS14)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked3984.8
1) Checked715.2
Missing569 
TOTAL46100.0
119) 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 checked4495.7
1) Checked24.3
Missing569 
TOTAL46100.0
120) How many years have you been a member of your current congregation? __ year(s) (if less than one year, __ months) (YRSMMEMB)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL60822.46415
121) How far do you live from your congregation? __ mile(s) (HOWFAR)
TOTAL%
0) Less than one mile61.0
1) 114323.9
2) 29816.4
3) 38313.9
4) 4437.2
5) 56110.2
6) 6345.7
7) 7233.8
8) 8264.3
9) 981.3
10) 10233.8
11) 1110.2
12) 12111.8
13) 1330.5
14) 1420.3
15) 15111.8
17) 1720.3
18) 1820.3
19) 1910.2
20) 2071.2
22) 2210.2
25) 2530.5
30) 3020.3
40) 4010.2
45) 4510.2
500) 50010.2
998) 998 miles or more10.2
Missing17 
TOTAL598100.0
122) 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
TOTAL583957.4291617
123) Have you ever been ordained an elder in the Presbyterian Church? (Check one box) (EVERELDR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes60499.0
2) No61.0
Missing5 
TOTAL610100.0
124) [IF YES TO EVERELDR] Are you serving now on session? (NOWELDR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes33155.5
2) No26544.5
Missing19 
TOTAL596100.0
125) Have you ever been ordained a deacon in the Presbyterian Church? (Check one box) (EVERDCON)
TOTAL%
1) Yes24841.3
2) No35258.7
Missing15 
TOTAL600100.0
126) [IF YES TO EVERDCON] Are you currently serving on the board of deacons? (NOWDCON)
TOTAL%
1) Yes82.5
2) No30997.5
Missing298 
TOTAL317100.0
127) 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 checked36860.2
1) Checked24339.8
Missing4 
TOTAL611100.0
128) 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 checked27344.6
1) Checked33955.4
Missing3 
TOTAL612100.0
129) 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 checked55290.2
1) Checked609.8
Missing3 
TOTAL612100.0
130) 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 checked50482.4
1) Checked10817.6
Missing3 
TOTAL612100.0
131) 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 checked41968.5
1) Checked19331.5
Missing3 
TOTAL612100.0
132) What other positions, if any, do you hold in the church? (Check all that apply) - Organist or choir director (POSCHDIR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked59997.9
1) Checked132.1
Missing3 
TOTAL612100.0
133) What other positions, if any, do you hold in the church? (Check all that apply) - Member of choir (POSCHMEM)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked46475.8
1) Checked14824.2
Missing3 
TOTAL612100.0
134) What other positions, if any, do you hold in the church? (Check all that apply) - Church school teacher/leader (POSTCHER)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked39464.4
1) Checked21835.6
Missing3 
TOTAL612100.0
135) What other positions, if any, do you hold in the church? (Check all that apply) - Other (specify) (POSOTHER)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked57293.5
1) Checked406.5
Missing3 
TOTAL612100.0
136) How often do you generally attend Sunday worship at your congregation? (Check the appropriate box) (FREQATTD)
TOTAL%
1) Never20.3
3) Once or twice a year10.2
4) Several times a year40.7
5) Once a month50.8
6) 2-3 times a month538.7
7) Nearly every week36960.8
8) Every week17328.5
Missing8 
TOTAL607100.0
137) 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) Yes56598.3
2) No101.7
Missing40 
TOTAL575100.0
138) [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) None10.2
1) 1132.2
2) 2508.5
3) 3518.6
4) 48814.9
5) 5518.6
6) 67813.2
7) 7183.0
8) 8579.6
9) 971.2
10) 107112.0
11) 1120.3
12) 12284.7
13) 1320.3
14) 1461.0
15) 15203.4
16) 1650.8
17) 1710.2
18) 1861.0
19) 1910.2
20) 20132.2
22) 2210.2
24) 2410.2
25) 2530.5
26) 2620.3
28) 2820.3
30) 3030.5
35) 3510.2
36) 3610.2
40) 4020.3
42) 4210.2
48) 4810.2
50) 5020.3
52) 5210.2
99) Don't Know10.2
Missing24 
TOTAL591100.0
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. - My job/business required me to be at work on Sunday. (EMJOB)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked52986.4
1) Checked8313.6
Missing3 
TOTAL612100.0
140) [IF YES TO EVERMISA] What factors led you to miss church during the last year? Answer by putting a check in the box beside each reason for why you missed one or more Sundays. - I was traveling on business and didn't get home in time. (EMRAVEL)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked50782.8
1) Checked10517.2
Missing3 
TOTAL612100.0
141) [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 checked37060.5
1) Checked24239.5
Missing3 
TOTAL612100.0
142) [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 checked47577.6
1) Checked13722.4
Missing3 
TOTAL612100.0
143) [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 checked11218.3
1) Checked50081.7
Missing3 
TOTAL612100.0
144) [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. (EMCTCHH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked53186.8
1) Checked8113.2
Missing3 
TOTAL612100.0
145) [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 checked56592.3
1) Checked477.7
Missing3 
TOTAL612100.0
146) [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 checked56592.3
1) Checked477.7
Missing3 
TOTAL612100.0
147) [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 checked60098.0
1) Checked122.0
Missing3 
TOTAL612100.0
148) [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 checked48278.8
1) Checked13021.2
Missing3 
TOTAL612100.0
149) [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 checked55089.9
1) Checked6210.1
Missing3 
TOTAL612100.0
150) [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 checked60999.5
1) Checked30.5
Missing3 
TOTAL612100.0
151) [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 checked58395.3
1) Checked294.7
Missing3 
TOTAL612100.0
152) [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 checked59897.7
1) Checked142.3
Missing3 
TOTAL612100.0
153) [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 other2074.1
2) Worked at another church13.7
3) Visited another church (out of town)27.4
5) Visited another church414.8
Missing588 
TOTAL27100.0
154) 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 Hours548.9
2) 1-2 Hours7211.9
3) 3-5 Hours17729.2
4) 6-10 Hours17528.9
5) 11-20 Hours8714.4
6) More than 20 Hours416.8
Missing9 
TOTAL606100.0
155) 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 Hours528.6
2) 1-2 Hours11619.1
3) 3-5 Hours17028.0
4) 6-10 Hours13422.1
5) 11-20 Hours7312.0
6) More than 20 Hours6210.2
Missing8 
TOTAL607100.0
156) 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 Hours29949.8
2) 1-2 Hours12420.6
3) 3-5 Hours9215.3
4) 6-10 Hours467.7
5) 11-20 Hours132.2
6) More than 20 Hours274.5
Missing14 
TOTAL601100.0
157) 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 Hours20734.3
2) 1-2 Hours15325.3
3) 3-5 Hours11118.4
4) 6-10 Hours7011.6
5) 11-20 Hours294.8
6) More than 20 Hours345.6
Missing11 
TOTAL604100.0
158) Did you belong to any other churches before the one you now belong to? (BELCHURC)
TOTAL%
1) Yes49382.3
2) No10617.7
Missing16 
TOTAL599100.0
159) [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) Baptist346.8
2) Disciples of Christ81.6
3) Episcopal153.0
4) Lutheran183.6
5) Methodist7715.5
6) Presbyterian24749.6
7) Other Presbyterian102.0
8) Reformed112.2
9) Roman Catholic153.0
10) UCC255.0
11) Non-denominational142.8
12) Other244.8
Missing117 
TOTAL498100.0
160) 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) Baptist569.3
2) Disciples of Christ122.0
3) Episcopal213.5
4) Lutheran254.1
5) Methodist9115.0
6) Presbyterian26343.5
7) Other Presbyterian122.0
8) Reformed111.8
9) Roman Catholic274.5
10) UCC294.8
11) Non-denominational162.6
12) None152.5
13) Other274.5
Missing10 
TOTAL605100.0
161) How old were you when you first became a member of a Presbyterian church? (HOWOLD)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL60124.78515
162) When you were growing up, say ages 10 to 12, how active were your parents in church? (PAR_ACTV)
TOTAL%
1) Very active24139.5
2) Generally active12320.2
3) Somewhat active8614.1
4) Not very active6911.3
5) Not active at all8614.1
6) Don't know50.8
Missing5 
TOTAL610100.0
163) 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) Yes11318.7
2) No49081.3
Missing12 
TOTAL603100.0
164) [IF YES TO RELPAST] How many relatives are currently serving the church in full-time paid positions? (RELPAST#)
TOTAL%
0) 3928.5
1) 7353.3
2) 1410.2
3) 85.8
4) 10.7
5) 10.7
6) 10.7
Missing478 
TOTAL137100.0
165) [IF YES TO RELPAST] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - My father (DADPAST)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked60899.5
1) Checked30.5
Missing4 
TOTAL611100.0
166) [IF YES TO RELPAST] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - My mother (MOMPAST)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked612100.0
Missing3 
TOTAL612100.0
167) [IF YES TO RELPAST] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - My grandfather (GDADPAST)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked612100.0
Missing3 
TOTAL612100.0
168) [IF YES TO RELPAST] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - My grandmother (GMOMPAST)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked612100.0
Missing3 
TOTAL612100.0
169) [IF YES TO RELPAST] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - My son (SONPAST)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked59997.9
1) Checked132.1
Missing3 
TOTAL612100.0
170) [IF YES TO RELPAST] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - My daughter (DAUGPAST)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked60498.7
1) Checked81.3
Missing3 
TOTAL612100.0
171) [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 checked59897.7
1) Checked142.3
Missing3 
TOTAL612100.0
172) [IF YES TO RELPAST] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - Other (OTHPAST)
TOTAL%
0) All other44.7
1) Grandchild22.4
2) Distant ancestor11.2
3) Uncle/Aunt78.2
4) Niece or nephew1416.5
5) Cousin3237.6
8) Spouse89.4
9) In-law1720.0
Missing530 
TOTAL85100.0
173) 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) Yes13122.1
2) No46277.9
Missing22 
TOTAL593100.0
174) [IF YES TO RELCRCH] How many relatives in the past served the church in full-time paid positions? (Approximate number) (RELCRCH#)
TOTAL%
0) 3022.6
1) 6145.9
2) 2518.8
3) 86.0
4) 32.3
5) 10.8
6) 21.5
7) 32.3
Missing482 
TOTAL133100.0
175) [IF YES TO RELCRCH] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - My father (DADCRCH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked59497.1
1) Checked182.9
Missing3 
TOTAL612100.0
176) [IF YES TO RELCRCH] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - My mother (MOMCRCH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked59697.4
1) Checked162.6
Missing3 
TOTAL612100.0
177) [IF YES TO RELCRCH] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - My grandfather (GDADCRCH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked58295.1
1) Checked304.9
Missing3 
TOTAL612100.0
178) [IF YES TO RELCRCH] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - My grandmother (GMOMCRCH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked60198.4
1) Checked101.6
Missing4 
TOTAL611100.0
179) [IF YES TO RELCRCH] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply – My son (SONCHUR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked61099.7
1) Checked20.3
Missing3 
TOTAL612100.0
180) [IF YES TO RELCRCH] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - My daughter (DAUGCRCH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked61099.7
1) Checked20.3
Missing3 
TOTAL612100.0
181) [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 checked59997.9
1) Checked132.1
Missing3 
TOTAL612100.0
182) [IF YES TO RELCRCH] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - Other (OTHCRCH)
TOTAL%
0) All other22.2
1) Grandchild11.1
2) Distant ancestor2528.1
3) Uncle/Aunt2932.6
5) Cousin1314.6
8) Spouse66.7
9) In-law1314.6
Missing526 
TOTAL89100.0
183) Which of the following terms best describes your current stand on theological issues? (LIB_CONS)
TOTAL%
1) Very conservative284.6
2) Conservative20533.8
3) Moderate27044.6
4) Liberal8814.5
5) Very Liberal152.5
Missing9 
TOTAL606100.0
184) Have you ever tried to encourage someone to believe in Jesus Christ or accept Him as a personal savior? (WITNESS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes43170.9
2) No17729.1
Missing7 
TOTAL608100.0
185) 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) Yes28146.8
2) No31953.2
Missing15 
TOTAL600100.0
186) Do you believe that some or all of the Bible was inspired by God? (INSP_GOD)
TOTAL%
1) Yes58598.5
2) No91.5
Missing21 
TOTAL594100.0
187) [IF YES TO INSP_GOD] How much of what the Bible contains do you believe was inspired by God? (INSPMUCH)
TOTAL%
1) All of it32154.5
2) Almost all of it9716.5
3) Most of it11719.9
4) Some of it366.1
5) Only a very small amount10.2
6) Not sure172.9
Missing26 
TOTAL589100.0
188) 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 world498.2
2) Is a true account of how God created the world33956.6
3) Reflects human feelings about how the world might have been created21135.2
Missing16 
TOTAL599100.0
189) 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.14425.1
2) The Bible is without error of any kind in spiritual matters, but there are problems in other areas such as science and history.30152.4
3) The Bible contains errors in both spiritual and secular matters.12922.5
Missing41 
TOTAL574100.0
190) 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 agree366.0
2) Agree12020.1
3) Not sure7111.9
4) Disagree25743.0
5) Strongly disagree11419.1
Missing17 
TOTAL598100.0
191) 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 agree274.6
2) Agree14424.3
3) Not sure10818.2
4) Disagree18931.9
5) Strongly disagree12521.1
Missing22 
TOTAL593100.0
192) 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 agree40968.7
2) Agree14624.5
3) Not sure345.7
4) Disagree50.8
5) Strongly disagree10.2
Missing20 
TOTAL595100.0
193) 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 agree29650.3
2) Agree15225.8
3) Not sure7412.6
4) Disagree549.2
5) Strongly disagree132.2
Missing26 
TOTAL589100.0
194) Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with the following statement. - Only followers of Jesus Christ can be saved. (JES_SAVE)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree14825.1
2) Agree10718.1
3) Not sure15626.4
4) Disagree12721.5
5) Strongly disagree528.8
Missing25 
TOTAL590100.0
195) 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 agree25442.7
2) Agree31152.3
3) Not sure172.9
4) Disagree101.7
5) Strongly disagree30.5
Missing20 
TOTAL595100.0
196) Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with the following statement. - The Devil (Satan) really exists. (DEVL_XST)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree22537.9
2) Agree19933.5
3) Not sure9616.2
4) Disagree538.9
5) Strongly disagree213.5
Missing21 
TOTAL594100.0
197) 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 agree30250.6
2) Agree19332.3
3) Not sure8213.7
4) Disagree111.8
5) Strongly disagree91.5
Missing18 
TOTAL597100.0
198) 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 daily11719.6
2) Several times a week10718.0
3) Weekly9716.3
4) Several times a month8514.3
5) Once a month447.4
6) Several times a year10818.1
7) Once a year or less294.9
8) Never91.5
Missing19 
TOTAL596100.0
199) Approximately how frequently do you engage in the following activity? (Check one box on each line) - Read the Bible with family or friends (OFT_BFAM)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/almost daily162.7
2) Several times a week254.2
3) Weekly14624.7
4) Several times a month6711.4
5) Once a month467.8
6) Several times a year9816.6
7) Once a year or less7412.5
8) Never11820.0
Missing25 
TOTAL590100.0
200) 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 daily40.7
2) Several times a week61.0
3) Weekly15927.3
4) Several times a month386.5
5) Once a month6010.3
6) Several times a year9316.0
7) Once a year or less9015.4
8) Never13322.8
Missing32 
TOTAL583100.0
201) Approximately how frequently do you engage in the following activity? (Check one box on each line) - Pray privately (OFT_PPRI)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/almost daily40868.5
2) Several times a week11018.5
3) Weekly223.7
4) Several times a month325.4
5) Once a month30.5
6) Several times a year193.2
7) Once a year or less10.2
8) Never10.2
Missing19 
TOTAL596100.0
202) 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 daily14224.0
2) Several times a week9616.2
3) Weekly11719.8
4) Several times a month7512.7
5) Once a month244.1
6) Several times a year7112.0
7) Once a year or less213.5
8) Never467.8
Missing23 
TOTAL592100.0
203) 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 daily40.7
2) Several times a week71.2
3) Weekly6410.9
4) Several times a month264.4
5) Once a month305.1
6) Several times a year8714.8
7) Once a year or less10117.2
8) Never26745.6
Missing29 
TOTAL586100.0
204) Do you believe that Jesus will return to Earth some day? (JES_RTRN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes45377.7
2) No295.0
3) Not sure10117.3
Missing32 
TOTAL583100.0
205) [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 200081.6
2) About as likely in 2000 as in any other year31762.4
3) Less likely in 2000112.2
4) No Opinion17233.9
Missing107 
TOTAL508100.0
206) Do you currently have plans for this coming New Year's Eve (Dec. 31, 1999)? (PLAN_NYR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes17128.8
2) No42271.2
Missing22 
TOTAL593100.0
207) [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) Yes8627.3
2) No22972.7
Missing300 
TOTAL315100.0
208) [IF YES TO PLAN_NYR] What do you plan to do? - First response (PLAN_DO1)
TOTAL%
1) Nothing special/stay at home98.6
2) Spend time with family3129.5
3) Party/celebrate3129.5
4) Work32.9
5) Attend church1817.1
6) Vacation/travel21.9
7) Not sure-no plans yet43.8
9) Other76.7
Missing510 
TOTAL105100.0
209) [IF YES TO PLAN_NYR] What do you plan to do? - Second response (PLAN_DO2)
TOTAL%
1) Nothing special/stay at home125.0
2) Spend time with family125.0
3) Party/celebrate250.0
Missing611 
TOTAL4100.0
210) 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, definitely467.7
2) Yes, probably7011.6
3) No, probably not13322.1
4) No, definitely not213.5
5) Don't know33155.1
Missing14 
TOTAL601100.0
211) 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) Major183.0
3) Minor23539.0
4) Very minor26944.6
5) None at all457.5
6) No opinion355.8
Missing12 
TOTAL603100.0
212) 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 major10.2
2) Major50.8
3) Minor20133.3
4) Very minor27846.1
5) None at all8313.8
6) No opinion355.8
Missing12 
TOTAL603100.0
213) What sort of disruptions, if any, do you think the Y2K computer problem will cause in early 2000...in your local church? (Y2KCRCH)
TOTAL%
2) Major30.5
3) Minor9515.8
4) Very minor23338.6
5) None at all24140.0
6) No opinion315.1
Missing12 
TOTAL603100.0
214) What sort of disruptions, if any, do you think the Y2K computer problem will cause in early 2000...in your own personal life? (Y2KLIFE)
TOTAL%
2) Major20.3
3) Minor12019.9
4) Very minor25341.9
5) None at all20033.1
6) No opinion294.8
Missing11 
TOTAL604100.0
215) What is your sex? (SEX)
TOTAL%
1) Female30349.8
2) Male30650.2
Missing6 
TOTAL609100.0
216) What is your present age? (AGE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL60758.56712
217) Which of the categories below most closely describes the place in which you currently live? (HOME)
TOTAL%
1) In open country, but not a farm6711.1
2) On a farm376.1
3) In a small city or town (under 50,000)16126.7
4) In a medium-size city (50,000-250,000)9014.9
5) In a suburb near a medium-size city6310.4
6) In a large city (over 250,000)6711.1
7) In a suburb near a large city11919.7
Missing11 
TOTAL604100.0
218) What is your present marital status? (MAR_STAT)
TOTAL%
1) Married51384.7
2) Not married9315.3
Missing9 
TOTAL606100.0
219) If not currently married, have you ever been married? (MAR_EVER)
TOTAL%
1) No, never married2222.7
2) Yes, now widowed4950.5
3) Yes, now divorced2020.6
4) Yes, both widowed and divorced66.2
Missing518 
TOTAL97100.0
220) If currently married, have you ever had a previous marriage (or marriages)? (PREV_MAR)
TOTAL%
1) No40983.3
2) Yes, was widowed71.4
3) Yes, was divorced7314.9
4) Yes, both widowed and divorced20.4
Missing124 
TOTAL491100.0
221) How often does your husband or wife attend Sunday worship at your congregation? (SPOUCONG)
TOTAL%
1) Never132.6
2) Less than once a year71.4
3) About once or twice a year193.7
4) Several times a year152.9
5) About once a month214.1
6) 2-3 times a month509.8
7) Nearly every week27253.4
8) Every week11222.0
Missing106 
TOTAL509100.0
222) 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) Baptist6412.7
2) Disciples of Christ91.8
3) Episcopal122.4
4) Lutheran244.8
5) Methodist9719.2
6) Presbyterian Church16733.1
7) Other Presbyterian102.0
8) Reformed10.2
9) Roman Catholic448.7
10) UCC214.2
11) Non-denominational132.6
12) None204.0
13) Other224.4
Missing111 
TOTAL504100.0
223) Please indicate the faith in which your husband or wife was raised (if more than one, select the one in which she or he was most involved), and his or her current religious affiliation. - Spouse's current faith (SPOUFATH)
TOTAL%
1) Baptist10.2
3) Episcopal10.2
5) Methodist40.9
6) Presbyterian Church40992.1
7) Other Presbyterian51.1
9) Roman Catholic51.1
12) None163.6
13) Other30.7
Missing171 
TOTAL444100.0
224) Please indicate your employment status and, if married, the employment of your spouse. - Your employment status, first response (YOUREMP1)
TOTAL%
1) Employed full-time22437.3
2) Employed part-time528.7
3) Self-employed6310.5
4) Unemployed30.5
5) Retired20934.8
6) Homemaker477.8
7) Student10.2
8) Other20.3
Missing14 
TOTAL601100.0
225) Please indicate your employment status and, if married, the employment of your spouse. - Your employment status, second response (YOUREMP2)
TOTAL%
1) Employed full-time48.5
2) Employed part-time24.3
3) Self-employed612.8
5) Retired1531.9
6) Homemaker1531.9
7) Student24.3
8) Other36.4
Missing568 
TOTAL47100.0
226) Please indicate your employment status and, if married, the employment of your spouse. - Employment status of spouse, first response (SPOUEMP1)
TOTAL%
1) Employed full-time19439.4
2) Employed part-time387.7
3) Self-employed479.5
4) Unemployed40.8
5) Retired14128.6
6) Homemaker6212.6
7) Student20.4
8) Other40.8
9) Sick/disabled10.2
Missing122 
TOTAL493100.0
227) Please indicate your employment status and, if married, the employment of your spouse. - Employment status of spouse, second response (SPOUEMP2)
TOTAL%
1) Employed full-time13.8
2) Employed part-time311.5
3) Self-employed415.4
5) Retired415.4
6) Homemaker830.8
8) Other623.1
Missing589 
TOTAL26100.0
228) If you (and your spouse, if married) are employed full-time, part-time, or self-employed, please indicate the average hours per week worked over the last year - Your hours (YOUHRS)
TOTAL%
0) 0195.0
2) 220.5
3) 310.3
4) 420.5
5) 510.3
6) 610.3
8) 810.3
9) 910.3
10) 1082.1
12) 1230.8
14) 1410.3
15) 15112.9
16) 1610.3
18) 1820.5
20) 20184.8
22) 2210.3
23) 2320.5
24) 2410.3
25) 2541.1
26) 2610.3
30) 30184.8
32) 3251.3
35) 35143.7
37) 3720.5
38) 3851.3
40) 407720.4
42) 4271.9
43) 4341.1
44) 4410.3
45) 454311.4
46) 4610.3
47) 4710.3
48) 4861.6
50) 505815.4
52) 5220.5
54) 5420.5
55) 55102.7
56) 5610.3
58) 5810.3
60) 60308.0
65) 6510.3
70) 7010.3
77) 7710.3
84) 8410.3
85) 8510.3
96) 9610.3
99) Don't know20.5
Missing238 
TOTAL377100.0
229) 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) 0206.1
1) 120.6
4) 420.6
5) 530.9
6) 620.6
8) 841.2
10) 1061.8
12) 1230.9
15) 1572.1
16) 1610.3
17) 1720.6
20) 20123.7
22) 2210.3
24) 2430.9
25) 2592.8
28) 2810.3
30) 30164.9
32) 3220.6
33) 3320.6
35) 3582.5
36) 3610.3
37) 3710.3
39) 3910.3
40) 407723.6
42) 4210.3
44) 4420.6
45) 45278.3
46) 4610.3
47) 4710.3
48) 4861.8
49) 4910.3
50) 504313.2
53) 5310.3
54) 5410.3
55) 55144.3
60) 60268.0
65) 6510.3
68) 6810.3
70) 7051.5
71) 7110.3
72) 7210.3
75) 7510.3
80) 8010.3
84) 8410.3
90) 9010.3
99) Don't know30.9
Missing289 
TOTAL326100.0
230) 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) Management7316.4
13) Business and financial operations357.9
15) Computer and math122.7
17) Architecture and engineering214.7
19) Life-physical and social science102.3
21) Community and social services102.3
23) Legal112.5
25) Education/training/library7717.3
27) Arts/design/entertainment/sports/media143.2
29) Healthcare and technical286.3
31) Healthcare support71.6
33) Protective service40.9
35) Food Prep10.2
39) Personal care30.7
41) Sales and related occupations4510.1
43) Office and administrative support398.8
45) Farming/fishing/forestry102.3
47) Construction51.1
49) Installation/maintenance/repair40.9
51) Production occupations51.1
53) Transportation71.6
55) Military30.7
99) Homemaker204.5
Missing171 
TOTAL444100.0
231) 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) Management4913.5
13) Business and financial operations226.1
15) Computer and math123.3
17) Architecture and engineering267.2
19) Life-physical and social science10.3
21) Community and social services154.1
23) Legal113.0
25) Education/training/library6317.4
27) Arts/design/entertainment/sports/media71.9
29) Healthcare and technical287.7
31) Healthcare support20.6
33) Protective service30.8
39) Personal care30.8
41) Sales and related occupations3810.5
43) Office and administrative support328.8
45) Farming/fishing/forestry41.1
47) Construction30.8
49) Installation/maintenance/repair51.4
51) Production occupations82.2
53) Transportation102.8
55) Military20.6
99) Homemaker195.2
Missing252 
TOTAL363100.0
232) What is the highest level of education completed by you and, if married, by your spouse? - Your educational level (EDUCYOU)
TOTAL%
2) Completed 8th grade20.3
3) Some high school61.0
4) High school diploma609.9
5) Some college10617.5
6) Graduated from college15325.2
7) Some graduate work8113.3
8) A graduate degree19932.8
Missing8 
TOTAL607100.0
233) What is the highest level of education completed by you and, if married, by your spouse? - Spouse's educational level (EDUCSPOU)
TOTAL%
2) Completed 8th grade30.6
3) Some high school81.6
4) High school diploma7214.2
5) Some college8516.8
6) Graduated from college14628.8
7) Some graduate work489.5
8) Graduate degree14528.6
Missing108 
TOTAL507100.0
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) None569.3
1) 17011.6
2) 225742.5
3) 314824.5
4) 4569.3
5) 5132.1
6) 640.7
7) 710.2
Missing10 
TOTAL605100.0
235) 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.7712.6
2) Two of us33454.8
3) Three of us9715.9
4) Four of us6911.3
5) Five of us254.1
6) Six of us81.3
Missing5 
TOTAL610100.0
236) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are - under six years of age? (HH_UNDR6)
TOTAL%
0) None13579.9
1) 12313.6
2) 2116.5
Missing446 
TOTAL169100.0
237) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are - 6-12 years of age? (HH_6-12)
TOTAL%
0) None13263.8
1) 14722.7
2) 22612.6
3) 321.0
Missing408 
TOTAL207100.0
238) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are - 13-17 years of age? (HH_13-17)
TOTAL%
0) None12557.6
1) 16831.3
2) 22411.1
Missing398 
TOTAL217100.0
239) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are - 18-24 years of age? (HH_18-24)
TOTAL%
0) None13373.1
1) 13720.3
2) 2116.0
3) 310.5
Missing433 
TOTAL182100.0
240) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are - 25 years of age and over? (HH_25)
TOTAL%
0) None203.6
1) 16311.3
2) 243778.6
3) 3356.3
4) 410.2
Missing59 
TOTAL556100.0
241) 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 adult7111.9
2) Single parent142.3
3) Married, no kids31452.7
4) Married, with kids18430.9
5) Some other arrangement132.2
Missing19 
TOTAL596100.0
242) Where did you live five years ago, in October 1994? (HOM_94)
TOTAL%
1) Same house I live in now53988.4
2) A different house, same county467.5
3) In a different county, same state111.8
4) In a different state122.0
5) In a different country20.3
Missing5 
TOTAL610100.0
243) 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
TOTAL60633.0116
244) Generally speaking, do you think of yourself as a Democrat, Independent, Republican, or other? (DEM_REP)
TOTAL%
1) Democrat16928.1
2) Independent11118.5
3) Republican31552.4
4) Other50.8
6) Reform10.2
Missing14 
TOTAL601100.0
245) What is your race of origin? (Check all that apply.) - First response (RACE1)
TOTAL%
1) White58496.4
2) African American172.8
4) Asian50.8
Missing9 
TOTAL606100.0
246) What is your race of origin? (Check all that apply) - Second response (RACE2)
TOTAL%
1) White19.1
2) African American19.1
3) Indian872.7
5) Hispanic19.1
Missing604 
TOTAL11100.0
247) 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 10,00020.3
2) $10K-14,999132.2
3) $15K-19,999152.6
4) $20K-29,999335.7
5) $30K-39,999508.7
6) $40K-49,999579.9
7) $50K-59,9996110.6
8) $60K-69,999529.0
9) $70K-79,999447.6
10) $80K-89,999559.5
11) $90K-99,999305.2
12) $100K-124,9996110.6
13) $125K-149,999325.5
14) $150K or more7312.6
Missing37 
TOTAL578100.0
248) Did you or any other family member fill out a pledge card regarding church giving for the current year? (PLEDGECD)
TOTAL%
1) Yes52686.8
2) No8013.2
Missing9 
TOTAL606100.0
249) 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
TOTAL5793505.9434833
250) 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
TOTAL4212095.5967664
251) During the last year, approximately how much money did you and other family members in your household contribute to the following? Write your best estimate on the lines provided. - To your congregation, in response to a special appeal for a ministry supported by the congregation, presbytery, or Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), including the denomination-wide special offerings - One Great Hour of Sharing, Witness, Peacemaking, and Christmas Joy (MNY_APPL)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL506348.6521068
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) $016027.5
2) $1-5011519.8
3) $51-1008514.6
4) $101-50010217.6
5) $501-1000376.4
6) $1001-2000295.0
7) $2001+539.1
Missing34 
TOTAL581100.0
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) $0111.9
2) $1-507512.8
3) $51-1009015.4
4) $101-50020535.0
5) $501-10006711.4
6) $1001-2000539.0
7) $2001+8514.5
Missing29 
TOTAL586100.0
254) I-AGE: What is your present age? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-AGE)
TOTAL%
1) Less than 40304.9
2) 40-4912620.8
3) 50-6423638.9
4) 65+21535.4
Missing8 
TOTAL607100.0
255) I-GENDER: What is your sex? (for use with online analysis) (I-GENDER)
TOTAL%
1) Female30349.8
2) Male30650.2
Missing6 
TOTAL609100.0
256) I-MARITAL: What is your present marital status? (for use with online analysis) (I-MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Married51384.7
2) Not married9315.3
Missing9 
TOTAL606100.0
257) I-RACE: What is your race of origin? (Check all that apply.) - First response (for use with online analysis) (I-RACE)
TOTAL%
1) White58496.4
2) African American172.8
4) Asian50.8
Missing9 
TOTAL606100.0
258) 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 20,000305.2
2) $20K-49,99914024.2
3) $50K-99,99924241.9
4) $100+16628.7
Missing37 
TOTAL578100.0