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

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All frequencies are raw numbers (no weights used).
1) Panel Identification Number (NEWCODE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL59440615.943350
2) Are you very optimistic or very pessimistic or somewhere in between concerning the future of the Christian church generally? (CHRCHRCH)
TOTAL%
1) Very optimistic9216.0
2) Optimistic26245.5
3) Tend toward optimistic16929.3
4) Tend toward pessimistic386.6
5) Pessimistic81.4
6) Very pessimistic10.2
7) No opinion61.0
Missing19 
TOTAL576100.0
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 optimistic6812.0
2) Optimistic25344.5
3) Tend toward optimistic18232.0
4) Tend toward pessimistic468.1
5) Pessimistic111.9
6) Very pessimistic20.4
7) No opinion61.1
Missing27 
TOTAL568100.0
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 optimistic5810.1
2) Optimistic22238.7
3) Tend toward optimistic18131.5
4) Tend toward pessimistic7813.6
5) Pessimistic203.5
6) Very pessimistic71.2
7) No opinion81.4
Missing21 
TOTAL574100.0
5) Are you very optimistic or very pessimistic or somewhere in between concerning the future of your own congregation? (OWNCONG)
TOTAL%
1) Very optimistic15527.1
2) Optimistic20135.1
3) Tend toward optimistic13122.9
4) Tend toward pessimistic5810.1
5) Pessimistic132.3
6) Very pessimistic30.5
7) No opinion111.9
Missing23 
TOTAL572100.0
6) How much influence do you think religion as a whole has on American life right now? (INFLLIFE)
TOTAL%
1) A very great amount142.4
2) A great amount14524.6
3) Some34258.0
4) A little589.8
5) Only a very small amount294.9
7) No opinion20.3
Missing5 
TOTAL590100.0
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) Increasing15025.4
2) Decreasing19633.2
3) Staying about the same24341.1
4) No opinion20.3
Missing4 
TOTAL591100.0
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) More16127.2
2) Less14524.5
3) Stay about the same20434.4
4) No opinion8314.0
Missing2 
TOTAL593100.0
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\materialism19333.0
2) Decline in civic involvement6611.3
3) Economic trends7913.5
4) Fewer children per family6010.3
5) Genetic engineering132.2
6) Growth of large, multi-national corporations142.4
7) Growth of the Internet396.7
8) Increasing racial-ethnic diversity7613.0
9) Medical advances162.7
10) More educated population81.4
11) More people in non-traditional families172.9
12) People living longer20.3
15) Other (specify)20.3
Missing10 
TOTAL585100.0
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%
1) Consumerism\materialism10.2
2) Decline in civic involvement325.6
3) Economic trends366.3
4) Fewer children per family305.2
5) Genetic engineering50.9
6) Growth of large, multi-national corporations173.0
7) Growth of the Internet6010.5
8) Increasing racial-ethnic diversity9216.1
9) Medical advances518.9
10) More educated population6711.7
11) More people in non-traditional families11820.6
12) People living longer437.5
13) War and terrorism81.4
14) Other developments in science and technology71.2
15) Other (specify)50.9
Missing23 
TOTAL572100.0
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 trends30.6
4) Fewer children per family81.6
5) Genetic engineering10.2
6) Growth of large, multi-national corporations10.2
7) Growth of the Internet91.7
8) Increasing racial-ethnic diversity163.1
9) Medical advances142.7
10) More educated population326.2
11) More people in non-traditional families14127.3
12) People living longer18936.6
13) War and terrorism275.2
14) Other developments in science and technology499.5
15) Other (specify)265.0
Missing79 
TOTAL516100.0
12) Of the trends listed above, which one do you think will have the most influence on Presbyterian churches? (MOSTIMPT)
TOTAL%
1) Consumerism\materialism7714.1
2) Decline in civic involvement285.1
3) Economic trends376.8
4) Fewer children per family274.9
5) Genetic engineering30.5
6) Growth of large, multi-national corporations10.2
7) Growth of the Internet142.6
8) Increasing racial-ethnic diversity6712.2
9) Medical advances81.5
10) More educated population478.6
11) More people in non-traditional families10919.9
12) People living longer7814.3
13) War and terrorism50.9
14) Other developments in science and technology162.9
15) Other (specify)264.8
99) Unsure or do not know40.7
Missing48 
TOTAL547100.0
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 increase35361.4
2) A decrease20.3
3) Little or no change13323.1
4) Not sure8715.1
Missing20 
TOTAL575100.0
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 increase28349.0
2) A decrease81.4
3) Little or no change24141.8
4) Not sure457.8
Missing18 
TOTAL577100.0
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 increase27046.7
2) A decrease8614.9
3) Little or no change15426.6
4) Not sure6811.8
Missing17 
TOTAL578100.0
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 increase32155.6
2) A decrease61.0
3) Little or no change20235.0
4) Not sure488.3
Missing18 
TOTAL577100.0
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 increase24142.0
2) A decrease9416.4
3) Little or no change18031.4
4) Not sure5910.3
Missing21 
TOTAL574100.0
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 increase9616.8
2) A decrease13924.3
3) Little or no change27447.8
4) Not sure6411.2
Missing22 
TOTAL573100.0
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 increase17630.5
2) A decrease10017.3
3) Little or no change22939.7
4) Not sure7212.5
Missing18 
TOTAL577100.0
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 increase36864.6
2) A decrease213.7
3) Little or no change16028.1
4) Not sure213.7
Missing25 
TOTAL570100.0
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 increase30253.1
2) A decrease9316.3
3) Little or no change12421.8
4) Not sure508.8
Missing26 
TOTAL569100.0
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 increase32756.9
2) A decrease50.9
3) Little or no change20836.2
4) Not sure356.1
Missing20 
TOTAL575100.0
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 increase7913.7
2) A decrease11419.8
3) Little or no change35361.2
4) Not sure315.4
Missing18 
TOTAL577100.0
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 increase24842.7
2) A decrease162.8
3) Little or no change20034.4
4) Not sure11720.1
Missing14 
TOTAL581100.0
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 increase16428.3
2) A decrease386.6
3) Little or no change23941.2
4) Not sure13924.0
Missing15 
TOTAL580100.0
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 increase45177.0
2) A decrease213.6
3) Little or no change7713.1
4) Not sure376.3
Missing9 
TOTAL586100.0
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 increase38466.0
2) A decrease91.5
3) Little or no change14725.3
4) Not sure427.2
Missing13 
TOTAL582100.0
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 increase22238.4
2) A decrease183.1
3) Little or no change24742.7
4) Not sure9115.7
Missing17 
TOTAL578100.0
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 increase37165.0
2) A decrease81.4
3) Little or no change14024.5
4) Not sure529.1
Missing24 
TOTAL571100.0
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 increase10017.9
2) A decrease6511.6
3) Little or no change20336.4
4) Not sure19034.1
Missing37 
TOTAL558100.0
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 increase43475.3
2) A decrease356.1
3) Little or no change7613.2
4) Not sure315.4
Missing19 
TOTAL576100.0
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 likely345.8
2) Somewhat likely10117.3
3) Not very likely25343.3
4) Not at all likely9416.1
5) Not sure10217.5
Missing11 
TOTAL584100.0
33) By 2050, how likely are we to see this change in the PC(USA) nationally: Congregations have more autonomy? (CHPCAUTY)
TOTAL%
1) Very likely6912.0
2) Somewhat likely24041.8
3) Not very likely14425.1
4) Not at all likely183.1
5) Not sure10317.9
Missing21 
TOTAL574100.0
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 likely488.3
2) Somewhat likely13122.6
3) Not very likely22138.2
4) Not at all likely396.7
5) Not sure14024.2
Missing16 
TOTAL579100.0
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 likely508.6
2) Somewhat likely20735.7
3) Not very likely19233.1
4) Not at all likely396.7
5) Not sure9215.9
Missing15 
TOTAL580100.0
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 likely142.4
2) Somewhat likely7212.4
3) Not very likely27447.1
4) Not at all likely13723.5
5) Not sure8514.6
Missing13 
TOTAL582100.0
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 likely162.8
2) Somewhat likely13022.4
3) Not very likely24141.5
4) Not at all likely10317.7
5) Not sure9115.7
Missing14 
TOTAL581100.0
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 likely81.4
2) Somewhat likely427.2
3) Not very likely31854.5
4) Not at all likely16428.1
5) Not sure528.9
Missing11 
TOTAL584100.0
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 likely345.8
2) Somewhat likely16327.9
3) Not very likely22839.0
4) Not at all likely437.4
5) Not sure11619.9
Missing11 
TOTAL584100.0
40) How distinctive are Presbyterian churches from other churches when it comes to core Christian beliefs? (DISBLFS)
TOTAL%
1) Very distinctive518.8
2) Somewhat distinctive21236.4
3) Not very distinctive27547.3
4) Not at all distinctive274.6
5) Not sure172.9
Missing13 
TOTAL582100.0
41) How distinctive are Presbyterian churches from other churches when it comes to use of the Confessions? (DISCONF)
TOTAL%
1) Very distinctive6611.4
2) Somewhat distinctive19433.4
3) Not very distinctive20335.0
4) Not at all distinctive447.6
5) Not sure7312.6
Missing15 
TOTAL580100.0
42) How distinctive are Presbyterian churches from other churches when it comes to the form of church government? (DISGOVT)
TOTAL%
1) Very distinctive16528.4
2) Somewhat distinctive26846.0
3) Not very distinctive10217.5
4) Not at all distinctive81.4
5) Not sure396.7
Missing13 
TOTAL582100.0
43) How distinctive are Presbyterian churches from other churches when it comes to style of worship? (DISSTYLE)
TOTAL%
1) Very distinctive437.4
2) Somewhat distinctive23440.4
3) Not very distinctive27848.0
4) Not at all distinctive111.9
5) Not sure132.2
Missing16 
TOTAL579100.0
44) How distinctive are Presbyterian churches from other churches when it comes to concern for social justice? (DISJSTCE)
TOTAL%
1) Very distinctive8715.1
2) Somewhat distinctive21337.0
3) Not very distinctive21537.3
4) Not at all distinctive203.5
5) Not sure417.1
Missing19 
TOTAL576100.0
45) How distinctive are Presbyterian churches from other churches when it comes to tolerance for individual freedom of thought? (DISFREDM)
TOTAL%
1) Very distinctive9616.6
2) Somewhat distinctive25644.4
3) Not very distinctive15927.6
4) Not at all distinctive274.7
5) Not sure396.8
Missing18 
TOTAL577100.0
46) How distinctive are Presbyterian churches from other churches when it comes to ecumenism? (DISECUM)
TOTAL%
1) Very distinctive396.8
2) Somewhat distinctive18833.0
3) Not very distinctive19634.4
4) Not at all distinctive223.9
5) Not sure12521.9
Missing25 
TOTAL570100.0
47) How distinctive are Presbyterian churches from other churches when it comes to sense of mission? (DISMISSN)
TOTAL%
1) Very distinctive8514.7
2) Somewhat distinctive25944.7
3) Not very distinctive18331.6
4) Not at all distinctive162.8
5) Not sure376.4
Missing15 
TOTAL580100.0
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) Essential14525.0
2) Important31654.5
3) Not important11820.3
4) Unsure/Don't know10.2
Missing15 
TOTAL580100.0
49) [ONLY AS IF PRESCONT=2 "NOT IMPORTANT]Why? (IMPRTWHY)
TOTAL%
1) Hope for church unity13970.2
2) Hope for split31.5
3) Hostility toward PCUSA84.0
4) Just don't care2412.1
5) Other2412.1
Missing397 
TOTAL198100.0
50) If you moved to a new community, what type of church would you look for? (MOVED)
TOTAL%
1) Presbyterian only8814.9
2) Presbyterian first, then others if need be39967.7
3) One that fits my needs, regardless of "brand"10217.3
Missing6 
TOTAL589100.0
51) Which would you prefer? A congregation where… (PREFER)
TOTAL%
1) People all hold more or less the same views22438.5
2) People hold different views but keep them to themselves335.7
3) People hold different views and openly discuss their disagreements32555.8
Missing13 
TOTAL582100.0
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) Like11520.3
2) Don't like44678.8
3) Unsure/Don't know50.9
Missing29 
TOTAL566100.0
53) Which is more important to you? (MORIMPRT)
TOTAL%
1) A "big-tent" church that tolerates diversity of beliefs and practices29052.5
2) A strict church that requires more uniformity of belief and practice25846.7
3) Other40.7
Missing43 
TOTAL552100.0
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 don't know173.0
1) Baptist427.4
2) Disciple of Christ295.1
3) Episcopal335.8
4) Lutheran529.2
5) Methodist25144.4
6) Reformed498.7
7) Roman Catholic122.1
8) United Church of Christ6611.7
9) Other (specify)142.5
Missing30 
TOTAL565100.0
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) Yes27647.1
2) No17630.0
3) Not sure13422.9
Missing9 
TOTAL586100.0
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) Yes29250.1
2) No14524.9
3) Not sure14625.0
Missing12 
TOTAL583100.0
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) Yes38566.5
2) No10618.3
3) Not sure8815.2
Missing16 
TOTAL579100.0
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) Yes23740.6
2) No18030.8
3) Not sure16728.6
Missing11 
TOTAL584100.0
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) Yes26946.1
2) No15626.7
3) Not sure15927.2
Missing11 
TOTAL584100.0
60) Overall, how likely do you think it is that your congregation will exist in 2050? (EXST2050)
TOTAL%
1) Very likely31052.6
2) Likely20835.3
3) Not very likely6310.7
4) Not at all likely81.4
Missing6 
TOTAL589100.0
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 youth3350.0
3) Apathy57.6
4) Lack of ability to change, adapt11.5
5) Lack of pastor or other leadership46.1
6) Poor location, bad local economy, people moving away69.1
7) Larger forces in church (PC USA or more generally; splits and mergers) or society that affects faith/beliefs34.5
9) All other1421.2
Missing529 
TOTAL66100.0
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%
2) Finances150.0
5) Lack of pastor of leadership150.0
Missing593 
TOTAL2100.0
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 agree12020.5
2) Agree24041.1
3) Neither agree nor disagree12721.7
4) Disagree7713.2
5) Strongly disagree203.4
Missing11 
TOTAL584100.0
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 agree172.9
2) Agree8113.8
3) Neither agree nor disagree21937.4
4) Disagree22538.4
5) Strongly disagree447.5
Missing9 
TOTAL586100.0
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 agree467.9
2) Agree30151.6
3) Neither agree nor disagree12521.4
4) Disagree9816.8
5) Strongly disagree132.2
Missing12 
TOTAL583100.0
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 agree193.2
2) Agree10517.9
3) Neither agree nor disagree32054.6
4) Disagree12321.0
5) Strongly disagree193.2
Missing9 
TOTAL586100.0
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 agree498.4
2) Agree36763.3
3) Neither agree nor disagree8214.1
4) Disagree7713.3
5) Strongly disagree50.9
Missing15 
TOTAL580100.0
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 agree244.1
2) Agree18131.1
3) Neither agree nor disagree17029.2
4) Disagree18932.5
5) Strongly disagree183.1
Missing13 
TOTAL582100.0
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 agree10317.8
2) Agree32355.7
3) Neither agree nor disagree11620.0
4) Disagree356.0
5) Strongly disagree30.5
Missing15 
TOTAL580100.0
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 agree6010.5
2) Agree22339.0
3) Neither agree nor disagree23040.2
4) Disagree559.6
5) Strongly disagree40.7
Missing23 
TOTAL572100.0
71) Indicate your level of agreement or disagreement: Keeping people in the church is more important than enforcing discipline. (AGDCPLNE)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree366.3
2) Agree20535.8
3) Neither agree nor disagree15927.8
4) Disagree14725.7
5) Strongly disagree254.4
Missing23 
TOTAL572100.0
72) Do you have any adult children, i.e., children over the age of 18? (ADLTCHLD)
TOTAL%
1) Yes38568.1
2) No18031.9
Missing30 
TOTAL565100.0
73) [ASK ONLY IF ADLTCHLD=1 "YES"] Please provide the following information for child #1: Age. (CHD1AGE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL26137.19513
74) [ASK ONLY IF ADLTCHLD=1 "YES"] Please provide the following information for child #1: Married? (CHD1MARD)
TOTAL%
1) Yes24761.0
2) No15839.0
Missing190 
TOTAL405100.0
75) [ASK ONLY IF ADLTCHLD=1 "YES"] Please provide the following information for child #1: Have own children? (CHD1KIDS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes21456.3
2) No16643.7
Missing215 
TOTAL380100.0
76) [ASK ONLY IF ADLTCHLD=1 "YES"] Please provide the following information for child #1: How active in a church? (CHD1ACTV)
TOTAL%
1) Very9423.0
2) Generally6816.7
3) A little9523.3
4) Not at all14234.8
5) Don't know92.2
Missing187 
TOTAL408100.0
77) [ASK ONLY IF ADLTCHLD=1 "YES"] Please provide the following information for child #1: If active, what church? (CHD1DNOM)
TOTAL%
1) Don't know187.0
2) PC(USA)13753.3
3) Other10239.7
Missing338 
TOTAL257100.0
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) Baptist69.8
3) Episcopal34.9
4) Lutheran69.8
5) Methodist1626.2
6) 611.6
7) Roman Catholic1524.6
9) Other1423.0
Missing534 
TOTAL61100.0
79) [ASK ONLY IF ADLTCHLD=1 "YES"] Please provide the following information for child #2: Age. (CHD2AGE)
TOTAL%
4) 10.5
9) 31.4
11) 20.9
14) 10.5
16) 10.5
17) 10.5
18) 52.3
19) 31.4
20) 52.3
21) 73.3
22) 104.7
23) 62.8
24) 52.3
25) 62.8
26) 62.8
27) 31.4
28) 31.4
29) 31.4
30) 115.1
31) 41.9
32) 62.8
33) 31.4
34) 10.5
35) 52.3
36) 94.2
37) 62.8
38) 73.3
39) 52.3
40) 83.7
41) 41.9
42) 73.3
43) 52.3
44) 41.9
45) 73.3
46) 83.7
47) 104.7
48) 52.3
49) 41.9
50) 73.3
51) 20.9
52) 62.8
53) 10.5
54) 41.9
55) 10.5
56) 10.5
58) 20.9
Missing381 
TOTAL214100.0
80) [ASK ONLY IF ADLTCHLD=1 "YES"] Please provide the following information for child #2: Married? (CHD2MARD)
TOTAL%
1) Yes22264.0
2) No12536.0
Missing248 
TOTAL347100.0
81) [ASK ONLY IF ADLTCHLD=1 "YES"] Please provide the following information for child #2: Have own children? (CHD2KIDS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes18257.2
2) No13642.8
Missing277 
TOTAL318100.0
82) [ASK ONLY IF ADLTCHLD=1 "YES"] Please provide the following information for child #2: How active in a church? (CHD2ACTV)
TOTAL%
1) Very9126.1
2) Generally5315.2
3) A little9226.4
4) Not at all11131.8
5) Don't know20.6
Missing246 
TOTAL349100.0
83) [ASK ONLY IF ADLTCHLD=1 "YES"] Please provide the following information for child #2: If active, what church? (CHD2DNOM)
TOTAL%
1) Don't know114.8
2) PC(USA)12153.3
3) Other9541.9
Missing368 
TOTAL227100.0
84) [ASK ONLY IF ADLTCHLD=1 "YES"] Please provide the following information for child #1: If active in other church, what church? (CHD2OTH)
TOTAL%
1) Baptist611.8
2) Disciples of Christ35.9
3) Episcopal47.8
4) Lutheran59.8
5) Methodist713.7
7) Roman Catholic917.6
8) United Church of Christ611.8
9) Other1121.6
Missing544 
TOTAL51100.0
85) [ASK ONLY IF ADLTCHLD=1 "YES"] Please provide the following information for child #3: Age. (CHD3AGE)
TOTAL%
4) 10.9
9) 10.9
13) 10.9
14) 10.9
18) 21.8
19) 32.8
20) 10.9
21) 32.8
22) 21.8
24) 32.8
25) 32.8
26) 43.7
27) 32.8
29) 21.8
30) 54.6
31) 10.9
32) 43.7
33) 21.8
35) 10.9
36) 43.7
37) 32.8
38) 65.5
39) 43.7
40) 32.8
41) 43.7
42) 43.7
43) 65.5
44) 43.7
45) 54.6
46) 21.8
47) 54.6
49) 54.6
50) 54.6
51) 21.8
52) 32.8
56) 10.9
Missing486 
TOTAL109100.0
86) [ASK ONLY IF ADLTCHLD=1 "YES"] Please provide the following information for child #3: Married? (CHD3MARD)
TOTAL%
1) Yes12869.9
2) No5530.1
Missing412 
TOTAL183100.0
87) [ASK ONLY IF ADLTCHLD=1 "YES"] Please provide the following information for child #3: Have own children? (CHD3KIDS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes10463.8
2) No5936.2
Missing432 
TOTAL163100.0
88) [ASK ONLY IF ADLTCHLD=1 "YES"] Please provide the following information for child #3: How active in a church? (CHD3ACTV)
TOTAL%
1) Very4725.3
2) Generally2513.4
3) A little4122.0
4) Not at all7037.6
5) Don't know31.6
Missing409 
TOTAL186100.0
89) [ASK ONLY IF ADLTCHLD=1 "YES"] Please provide the following information for child #3: If active, what church? (CHD3DNOM)
TOTAL%
1) Don't know109.0
2) PC(USA)4944.1
3) Other5246.8
Missing484 
TOTAL111100.0
90) [ASK ONLY IF ADLTCHLD=1 "YES"] Please provide the following information for child #1: If active in other church, what church? (CHD3OTH)
TOTAL%
1) Baptist412.9
2) Disciples of Christ13.2
3) Episcopal13.2
4) Lutheran516.1
5) Methodist26.5
7) Roman Catholic516.1
9) Other1341.9
Missing564 
TOTAL31100.0
91) [ASK ONLY IF ADLTCHLD=1 "YES"] Please provide the following information for child #4: Age. (CHD4AGE)
TOTAL%
2) 13.1
19) 13.1
30) 26.3
32) 13.1
34) 26.3
35) 26.3
36) 39.4
37) 39.4
38) 26.3
40) 13.1
41) 39.4
42) 26.3
43) 13.1
44) 26.3
46) 26.3
47) 13.1
48) 13.1
50) 26.3
Missing563 
TOTAL32100.0
92) [ASK ONLY IF ADLTCHLD=1 "YES"] Please provide the following information for child #4: Married? (CHD4MARD)
TOTAL%
1) Yes4570.3
2) No1929.7
Missing531 
TOTAL64100.0
93) [ASK ONLY IF ADLTCHLD=1 "YES"] Please provide the following information for child #4: Have own children? (CHD4KIDS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes3262.7
2) No1937.3
Missing544 
TOTAL51100.0
94) [ASK ONLY IF ADLTCHLD=1 "YES"] Please provide the following information for child #4: How active in a church? (CHD4ACTV)
TOTAL%
1) Very1929.7
2) Generally1625.0
3) A little1015.6
4) Not at all1828.1
5) Don't know11.6
Missing531 
TOTAL64100.0
95) [ASK ONLY IF ADLTCHLD=1 "YES"] Please provide the following information for child #4: If active, what church? (CHD4DNOM)
TOTAL%
1) Don't know511.6
2) PC(USA)1841.9
3) Other2046.5
Missing552 
TOTAL43100.0
96) [ASK ONLY IF ADLTCHLD=1 "YES"] Please provide the following information for child #1: If active in other church, what church? (CHD4OTH)
TOTAL%
2) Disciples of Christ222.2
3) Episcopal111.1
5) Methodist333.3
8) United Church of Christ222.2
9) Other111.1
Missing586 
TOTAL9100.0
97) [ASK ONLY IF ADLTCHLD=1 "YES"] Please provide the following information for child #5: Age. (CHD5AGE)
TOTAL%
17) 16.7
25) 16.7
26) 16.7
29) 213.3
31) 16.7
36) 16.7
39) 16.7
40) 213.3
41) 213.3
42) 16.7
43) 16.7
46) 16.7
Missing580 
TOTAL15100.0
98) [ASK ONLY IF ADLTCHLD=1 "YES"] Please provide the following information for child #5: Married? (CHD5MARD)
TOTAL%
1) Yes2170.0
2) No930.0
Missing565 
TOTAL30100.0
99) [ASK ONLY IF ADLTCHLD=1 "YES"] Please provide the following information for child #5: Have own children? (CHD5KIDS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1875.0
2) No625.0
Missing571 
TOTAL24100.0
100) [ASK ONLY IF ADLTCHLD=1 "YES"] Please provide the following information for child #5: How active in a church? (CHD5ACTV)
TOTAL%
1) Very1033.3
2) Generally930.0
3) A little413.3
4) Not at all723.3
Missing565 
TOTAL30100.0
101) [ASK ONLY IF ADLTCHLD=1 "YES"] Please provide the following information for child #5: If active, what church? (CHD5DNOM)
TOTAL%
1) Don't know28.3
2) PC(USA)1250.0
3) Other1041.7
Missing571 
TOTAL24100.0
102) [ASK ONLY IF ADLTCHLD=1 "YES"] Please provide the following information for child #1: If active in other church, what church? (CHD5OTH)
TOTAL%
4) Lutheran116.7
5) Methodist350.0
7) Roman Catholic116.7
9) Other116.7
Missing589 
TOTAL6100.0
103) Sample (SAMPLE)
TOTAL%
1) Members595100.0
TOTAL595100.0
104) Survey format (SURVEY)
TOTAL%
1) Paper copy55493.1
2) From the web416.9
TOTAL595100.0
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 checked3175.6
1) Checked1024.4
Missing554 
TOTAL41100.0
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 checked2663.4
1) Checked1536.6
Missing554 
TOTAL41100.0
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 checked3790.2
1) Checked49.8
Missing554 
TOTAL41100.0
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 checked3482.9
1) Checked717.1
Missing554 
TOTAL41100.0
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 checked41100.0
Missing554 
TOTAL41100.0
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 checked3687.8
1) Checked512.2
Missing554 
TOTAL41100.0
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 checked3585.4
1) Checked614.6
Missing554 
TOTAL41100.0
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 checked2356.1
1) Checked1843.9
Missing554 
TOTAL41100.0
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 checked3892.7
1) Checked37.3
Missing554 
TOTAL41100.0
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 checked3380.5
1) Checked819.5
Missing554 
TOTAL41100.0
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 checked2253.7
1) Checked1946.3
Missing554 
TOTAL41100.0
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 checked2663.4
1) Checked1536.6
Missing554 
TOTAL41100.0
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 checked3892.7
1) Checked37.3
Missing554 
TOTAL41100.0
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 checked3892.7
1) Checked37.3
Missing554 
TOTAL41100.0
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 checked3790.2
1) Checked49.8
Missing554 
TOTAL41100.0
120) How many years have you been a member of your current congregation? __ year(s) (if less than one year, __ months) (MMEMBR)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL57820.07317
121) How far do you live from your congregation? __ mile(s) (HOWFAR)
TOTAL%
0) Less than one mile10.2
1) 111119.3
2) 28013.9
3) 38414.6
4) 4396.8
5) 57913.8
6) 6345.9
7) 7254.4
8) 8203.5
9) 940.7
10) 10356.1
11) 1161.0
12) 1291.6
13) 1310.2
14) 1450.9
15) 15162.8
16) 1630.5
18) 1810.2
20) 2040.7
21) 2110.2
25) 2510.2
30) 3020.3
40) 4020.3
42) 4210.2
45) 4510.2
120) 12010.2
170) 17010.2
175) 17510.2
220) 22010.2
455) 45510.2
998) 998 miles or more20.3
999) Don't know20.3
Missing21 
TOTAL574100.0
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
TOTAL5202365.5773618
123) Have you ever been ordained an elder in the Presbyterian Church? (Check one box) (EVERELDR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes22439.1
2) No34960.9
Missing22 
TOTAL573100.0
124) [IF YES TO EVERELDR] Are you serving now on session? (NOWELDR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes174.8
2) No33895.2
Missing240 
TOTAL355100.0
125) Have you ever been ordained a deacon in the Presbyterian Church? (Check one box) (EVERDCON)
TOTAL%
1) Yes20035.3
2) No36764.7
Missing28 
TOTAL567100.0
126) [IF YES TO EVERDCON] Are you currently serving on the board of deacons? (NOWDCON)
TOTAL%
1) Yes3410.6
2) No28789.4
Missing274 
TOTAL321100.0
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 checked48683.2
1) Checked9816.8
Missing11 
TOTAL584100.0
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 checked37564.0
1) Checked21136.0
Missing9 
TOTAL586100.0
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 checked55093.9
1) Checked366.1
Missing9 
TOTAL586100.0
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 checked50886.7
1) Checked7813.3
Missing9 
TOTAL586100.0
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 checked41470.6
1) Checked17229.4
Missing9 
TOTAL586100.0
132) What other positions, if any, do you hold in the church? (Check all that apply) - Organist or choir director (POSCHDIR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked57998.8
1) Checked71.2
Missing9 
TOTAL586100.0
133) What other positions, if any, do you hold in the church? (Check all that apply) - Member of choir (POSCHMEM)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked47080.2
1) Checked11619.8
Missing9 
TOTAL586100.0
134) What other positions, if any, do you hold in the church? (Check all that apply) - Church school teacher/leader (POSTCHER)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked44075.1
1) Checked14624.9
Missing9 
TOTAL586100.0
135) What other positions, if any, do you hold in the church? (Check all that apply) - Other (specify) (POSOTHER)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked55394.4
1) Checked335.6
Missing9 
TOTAL586100.0
136) How often do you generally attend Sunday worship at your congregation? (Check the appropriate box) (FREQATTD)
TOTAL%
1) Never40.7
2) Less than once a year40.7
3) Once or twice a year101.7
4) Several times a year284.8
5) Once a month264.5
6) 2-3 times a month10618.2
7) Nearly every week26946.3
8) Every week13423.1
Missing14 
TOTAL581100.0
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) Yes53198.0
2) No112.0
Missing53 
TOTAL542100.0
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) None30.6
1) 181.5
2) 2275.0
3) 3315.7
4) 4366.6
5) 55510.1
6) 65610.3
7) 7152.8
8) 8315.7
9) 961.1
10) 105710.5
11) 1140.7
12) 12346.3
13) 1371.3
14) 1461.1
15) 15285.2
16) 16101.8
17) 1710.2
18) 1861.1
19) 1930.6
20) 20407.4
21) 2120.4
22) 2210.2
24) 2420.4
25) 2550.9
26) 2650.9
28) 2810.2
30) 30122.2
31) 3110.2
32) 3210.2
34) 3410.2
35) 3540.7
36) 3620.4
40) 40142.6
42) 4210.2
44) 4410.2
45) 4571.3
46) 4610.2
48) 4820.4
49) 4910.2
50) 5061.1
51) 5110.2
52) 5281.5
Missing52 
TOTAL543100.0
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 checked47981.7
1) Checked10718.3
Missing9 
TOTAL586100.0
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 checked52489.4
1) Checked6210.6
Missing9 
TOTAL586100.0
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 checked34058.0
1) Checked24642.0
Missing9 
TOTAL586100.0
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 checked43474.1
1) Checked15225.9
Missing9 
TOTAL586100.0
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 checked15526.5
1) Checked43073.5
Missing10 
TOTAL585100.0
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. (EMCTCHUP)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked46379.0
1) Checked12321.0
Missing9 
TOTAL586100.0
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 checked50385.8
1) Checked8314.2
Missing9 
TOTAL586100.0
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 checked51788.2
1) Checked6911.8
Missing9 
TOTAL586100.0
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 checked54793.3
1) Checked396.7
Missing9 
TOTAL586100.0
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 checked43373.9
1) Checked15326.1
Missing9 
TOTAL586100.0
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 checked50185.5
1) Checked8514.5
Missing9 
TOTAL586100.0
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 checked57498.0
1) Checked122.0
Missing9 
TOTAL586100.0
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 checked55093.9
1) Checked366.1
Missing9 
TOTAL586100.0
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 checked57297.6
1) Checked142.4
Missing9 
TOTAL586100.0
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 other2843.1
2) Worked at another church34.6
3) Visited another church (out of town)710.8
4) Seasonal migrant1015.4
5) Visited another church1218.5
7) Tried to go but prevented57.7
Missing530 
TOTAL65100.0
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 Hours15026.3
2) 1-2 Hours10318.0
3) 3-5 Hours14825.9
4) 6-10 Hours9516.6
5) 11-20 Hours498.6
6) More than 20 Hours264.6
Missing24 
TOTAL571100.0
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 Hours19434.0
2) 1-2 Hours12622.1
3) 3-5 Hours12021.0
4) 6-10 Hours7212.6
5) 11-20 Hours274.7
6) More than 20 Hours325.6
Missing24 
TOTAL571100.0
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 Hours33760.4
2) 1-2 Hours11320.3
3) 3-5 Hours7313.1
4) 6-10 Hours203.6
5) 11-20 Hours81.4
6) More than 20 Hours71.3
Missing37 
TOTAL558100.0
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 Hours24643.9
2) 1-2 Hours12221.7
3) 3-5 Hours8314.8
4) 6-10 Hours559.8
5) 11-20 Hours173.0
6) More than 20 Hours386.8
Missing34 
TOTAL561100.0
158) Did you belong to any other churches before the one you now belong to? (BELCHURC)
TOTAL%
1) Yes46581.4
2) No10518.4
3) Not sure10.2
Missing24 
TOTAL571100.0
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) Baptist337.0
2) Disciples of Christ71.5
3) Episcopal102.1
4) Lutheran265.5
5) Methodist7415.7
6) Presbyterian23349.5
7) Other Presbyterian40.8
8) Reformed122.5
9) Roman Catholic163.4
10) UCC214.5
11) Non-denominational71.5
12) Other285.9
Missing124 
TOTAL471100.0
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) Baptist7412.9
2) Disciples of Christ142.4
3) Episcopal162.8
4) Lutheran335.8
5) Methodist8414.7
6) Presbyterian23240.5
7) Other Presbyterian71.2
8) Reformed111.9
9) Roman Catholic264.5
10) UCC223.8
11) Non-denominational101.7
12) None122.1
13) Other325.6
Missing22 
TOTAL573100.0
161) How old were you when you first became a member of a Presbyterian church? (HOWOLD)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL56825.57615
162) When you were growing up, say ages 10 to 12, how active were your parents in church? (PAR_ACTV)
TOTAL%
1) Very active21136.3
2) Generally active10618.2
3) Somewhat active7913.6
4) Not very active7512.9
5) Not active at all10217.5
6) Don't know91.5
Missing13 
TOTAL582100.0
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) Yes9716.8
2) No48083.2
Missing18 
TOTAL577100.0
164) [IF YES TO RELPAST] How many relatives are currently serving the church in full-time paid positions? (RELPAST#)
TOTAL%
0) 2118.9
1) 5549.5
2) 2724.3
3) 43.6
4) 21.8
6) 10.9
99) 10.9
Missing484 
TOTAL111100.0
165) [IF YES TO RELPAST] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - My father (DADPAST)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked57798.5
1) Checked91.5
Missing9 
TOTAL586100.0
166) [IF YES TO RELPAST] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - My mother (MOMPAST)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked58299.3
1) Checked40.7
Missing9 
TOTAL586100.0
167) [IF YES TO RELPAST] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - My grandfather (GDADPAST)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked586100.0
Missing9 
TOTAL586100.0
168) [IF YES TO RELPAST] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - My grandmother (GMOMPAST)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked586100.0
Missing9 
TOTAL586100.0
169) [IF YES TO RELPAST] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - My son (SONPAST)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked58099.0
1) Checked61.0
Missing9 
TOTAL586100.0
170) [IF YES TO RELPAST] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - My daughter (DAUGPAST)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked57698.3
1) Checked101.7
Missing9 
TOTAL586100.0
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 checked56596.4
1) Checked213.6
Missing9 
TOTAL586100.0
172) [IF YES TO RELPAST] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - Other (OTHPAST)
TOTAL%
1) Grandchild67.8
2) Distant ancestor11.3
3) Uncle/Aunt1114.3
4) Niece or nephew1924.7
5) Cousin1924.7
6) Stepparent11.3
8) Spouse45.2
9) In-law1620.8
Missing518 
TOTAL77100.0
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) Yes12321.7
2) No44478.3
Missing28 
TOTAL567100.0
174) [IF YES TO RELCRCH] How many relatives in the past served the church in full-time paid positions? (Approximate number) (RELCRCH#)
TOTAL%
0) 2015.3
1) 6348.1
2) 2821.4
3) 75.3
4) 86.1
5) 21.5
7) 21.5
15) 10.8
Missing464 
TOTAL131100.0
175) [IF YES TO RELCRCH] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - My father (DADCRCH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked56997.1
1) Checked172.9
Missing9 
TOTAL586100.0
176) [IF YES TO RELCRCH] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - My mother (MOMCRCH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked57898.6
1) Checked81.4
Missing9 
TOTAL586100.0
177) [IF YES TO RELCRCH] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - My grandfather (GDADCRCH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked55895.2
1) Checked284.8
Missing9 
TOTAL586100.0
178) [IF YES TO RELCRCH] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - My grandmother (GMOMCRCH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked57898.6
1) Checked81.4
Missing9 
TOTAL586100.0
179) [IF YES TO RELCRCH] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - My son (SONCRCH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked586100.0
Missing9 
TOTAL586100.0
180) [IF YES TO RELCRCH] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - My daughter (DAUGCRCH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked58099.0
1) Checked61.0
Missing9 
TOTAL586100.0
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 checked57598.1
1) Checked111.9
Missing9 
TOTAL586100.0
182) [IF YES TO RELCRCH] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - Other (OTHCRCH)
TOTAL%
0) All other11.1
1) Grandchild33.3
2) Distant ancestor3437.4
3) Uncle/Aunt3437.4
4) Niece or nephew33.3
5) Cousin66.6
8) Spouse22.2
9) In-law88.8
Missing504 
TOTAL91100.0
183) Which of the following terms best describes your current stand on theological issues? (LIB_CONS)
TOTAL%
1) Very conservative284.9
2) Conservative20635.7
3) Moderate24943.2
4) Liberal7513.0
5) Very Liberal193.3
Missing18 
TOTAL577100.0
184) Have you ever tried to encourage someone to believe in Jesus Christ or accept Him as a personal savior? (WITNESS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes36863.2
2) No21436.8
Missing13 
TOTAL582100.0
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) Yes26045.6
2) No31054.4
Missing25 
TOTAL570100.0
186) Do you believe that some or all of the Bible was inspired by God? (INSP_GOD)
TOTAL%
1) Yes55097.3
2) No152.7
Missing30 
TOTAL565100.0
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 it26546.9
2) Almost all of it10318.2
3) Most of it12221.6
4) Some of it407.1
5) Only a very small amount40.7
6) Not sure315.5
Missing30 
TOTAL565100.0
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 world295.0
2) Is a true account of how God created the world31655.0
3) Reflects human feelings about how the world might have been created23040.0
Missing20 
TOTAL575100.0
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.13524.5
2) The Bible is without error of any kind in spiritual matters, but there are problems in other areas such as science and history.27249.4
3) The Bible contains errors in both spiritual and secular matters.14426.1
Missing44 
TOTAL551100.0
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 agree549.5
2) Agree14325.1
3) Not sure7513.2
4) Disagree23741.6
5) Strongly disagree6110.7
Missing25 
TOTAL570100.0
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 agree366.4
2) Agree13123.1
3) Not sure10218.0
4) Disagree18733.0
5) Strongly disagree11019.4
Missing29 
TOTAL566100.0
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 agree36464.1
2) Agree13423.6
3) Not sure6110.7
4) Disagree61.1
5) Strongly disagree30.5
Missing27 
TOTAL568100.0
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 agree26446.5
2) Agree14926.2
3) Not sure8314.6
4) Disagree5810.2
5) Strongly disagree142.5
Missing27 
TOTAL568100.0
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 agree13724.2
2) Agree12421.9
3) Not sure14625.7
4) Disagree10518.5
5) Strongly disagree559.7
Missing28 
TOTAL567100.0
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 agree19934.9
2) Agree28850.5
3) Not sure569.8
4) Disagree213.7
5) Strongly disagree61.1
Missing25 
TOTAL570100.0
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 agree20435.5
2) Agree16328.4
3) Not sure12421.6
4) Disagree6110.6
5) Strongly disagree223.8
Missing21 
TOTAL574100.0
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 agree27848.3
2) Agree16228.1
3) Not sure10217.7
4) Disagree152.6
5) Strongly disagree193.3
Missing19 
TOTAL576100.0
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 daily9817.3
2) Several times a week6812.0
3) Weekly7012.4
4) Several times a month9817.3
5) Once a month325.7
6) Several times a year10418.4
7) Once a year or less7112.6
8) Never244.2
Missing30 
TOTAL565100.0
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 daily132.3
2) Several times a week203.6
3) Weekly8014.3
4) Several times a month6110.9
5) Once a month447.9
6) Several times a year10017.9
7) Once a year or less8815.7
8) Never15427.5
Missing35 
TOTAL560100.0
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 daily50.9
2) Several times a week71.3
3) Weekly11620.9
4) Several times a month325.8
5) Once a month529.4
6) Several times a year7613.7
7) Once a year or less7914.2
8) Never18934.0
Missing39 
TOTAL556100.0
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 daily36563.8
2) Several times a week9416.4
3) Weekly356.1
4) Several times a month366.3
5) Once a month81.4
6) Several times a year213.7
7) Once a year or less50.9
8) Never81.4
Missing23 
TOTAL572100.0
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 daily11320.1
2) Several times a week8014.2
3) Weekly9717.3
4) Several times a month519.1
5) Once a month366.4
6) Several times a year8915.8
7) Once a year or less223.9
8) Never7413.2
Missing33 
TOTAL562100.0
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 daily30.5
2) Several times a week30.5
3) Weekly386.8
4) Several times a month213.8
5) Once a month213.8
6) Several times a year529.3
7) Once a year or less9416.9
8) Never32558.3
Missing38 
TOTAL557100.0
204) Do you believe that Jesus will return to Earth some day? (JES_RTRN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes39570.8
2) No386.8
3) Not sure12522.4
Missing37 
TOTAL558100.0
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 200061.3
2) About as likely in 2000 as in any other year28159.7
3) Less likely in 2000132.8
4) No Opinion17136.3
Missing124 
TOTAL471100.0
206) Do you currently have plans for this coming New Year's Eve (Dec. 31, 1999)? (PLAN_NYR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes14325.0
2) No43075.0
Missing22 
TOTAL573100.0
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) Yes7627.3
2) No20272.7
Missing317 
TOTAL278100.0
208) [IF YES TO PLAN_NYR] What do you plan to do? - First response (PLAN_DO1)
TOTAL%
1) Nothing special/stay at home1518.1
2) Spend time with family1619.3
3) Party/celebrate2530.1
4) Work910.8
5) Attend church1012.0
6) Vacation/travel44.8
7) Not sure-no plans yet11.2
9) Other33.6
Missing512 
TOTAL83100.0
209) [IF YES TO PLAN_NYR] What do you plan to do? - Second response (PLAN_DO2)
TOTAL%
2) Spend time with family250.0
3) Party/celebrate125.0
6) Vacation/travel125.0
Missing591 
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, definitely427.2
2) Yes, probably6711.5
3) No, probably not6511.1
4) No, definitely not162.7
5) Don't know39367.4
Missing12 
TOTAL583100.0
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%
2) Major162.8
3) Minor24742.7
4) Very minor22639.1
5) None at all498.5
6) No opinion406.9
Missing17 
TOTAL578100.0
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%
2) Major91.6
3) Minor20535.6
4) Very minor26045.1
5) None at all6411.1
6) No opinion386.6
Missing19 
TOTAL576100.0
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) Major20.3
3) Minor10618.4
4) Very minor19133.1
5) None at all23640.9
6) No opinion427.3
Missing18 
TOTAL577100.0
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) Major30.5
3) Minor13723.7
4) Very minor21837.8
5) None at all18031.2
6) No opinion396.8
Missing18 
TOTAL577100.0
215) What is your sex? (SEX)
TOTAL%
1) Female35660.9
2) Male22939.1
Missing10 
TOTAL585100.0
216) What is your present age? (AGE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL58558.06316
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 farm6912.0
2) On a farm193.3
3) In a small city or town (under 50,000)16929.3
4) In a medium-size city (50,000-250,000)7412.8
5) In a suburb near a medium-size city5810.1
6) In a large city (over 250,000)7513.0
7) In a suburb near a large city11219.4
Missing19 
TOTAL576100.0
218) What is your present marital status? (MAR_STAT)
TOTAL%
1) Married45479.0
2) Not married12121.0
Missing20 
TOTAL575100.0
219) If not currently married, have you ever been married? (MAR_EVER)
TOTAL%
1) No, never married3829.7
2) Yes, now widowed4535.2
3) Yes, now divorced3930.5
4) Yes, both widowed and divorced64.7
Missing467 
TOTAL128100.0
220) If currently married, have you ever had a previous marriage (or marriages)? (PREV_MAR)
TOTAL%
1) No36082.2
2) Yes, was widowed133.0
3) Yes, was divorced6314.4
4) Yes, both widowed and divorced20.5
Missing157 
TOTAL438100.0
221) How often does your husband or wife attend Sunday worship at your congregation? (SPOUCONG)
TOTAL%
1) Never276.0
2) Less than once a year112.4
3) About once or twice a year224.9
4) Several times a year368.0
5) About once a month173.8
6) 2-3 times a month8218.2
7) Nearly every week18340.7
8) Every week7216.0
Missing145 
TOTAL450100.0
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) Baptist5712.6
2) Disciples of Christ92.0
3) Episcopal184.0
4) Lutheran224.9
5) Methodist7015.5
6) Presbyterian Church14431.9
7) Other Presbyterian92.0
8) Reformed51.1
9) Roman Catholic388.4
10) UCC184.0
11) Non-denominational40.9
12) None255.5
13) Other337.3
Missing143 
TOTAL452100.0
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) Baptist20.5
3) Episcopal41.1
5) Methodist30.8
6) Presbyterian Church33688.4
7) Other Presbyterian20.5
9) Roman Catholic71.8
10) UCC10.3
11) Non-denominational30.8
12) None153.9
13) Other71.8
Missing215 
TOTAL380100.0
224) Please indicate your employment status and, if married, the employment of your spouse. - Your employment status, first response (YOUREMP1)
TOTAL%
1) Employed full-time19233.4
2) Employed part-time488.3
3) Self-employed345.9
4) Unemployed61.0
5) Retired20635.8
6) Homemaker6010.4
7) Student203.5
8) Other91.6
Missing20 
TOTAL575100.0
225) Please indicate your employment status and, if married, the employment of your spouse. - Your employment status, second response (YOUREMP2)
TOTAL%
2) Employed part-time14.0
3) Self-employed624.0
5) Retired624.0
6) Homemaker728.0
7) Student312.0
8) Other28.0
Missing570 
TOTAL25100.0
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-time16938.1
2) Employed part-time286.3
3) Self-employed296.5
4) Unemployed30.7
5) Retired16336.8
6) Homemaker4810.8
7) Student20.5
8) Other10.2
Missing152 
TOTAL443100.0
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-time15.6
3) Self-employed316.7
5) Retired527.8
6) Homemaker633.3
8) Other316.7
Missing577 
TOTAL18100.0
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)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL32437.7918
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) 197.3
2) 20.8
4) 10.4
5) 10.4
7) 10.4
8) 31.2
9) 10.4
10) 51.9
12) 20.8
15) 10.4
16) 20.8
18) 20.8
20) 93.5
24) 20.8
25) 51.9
27) 10.4
30) 62.3
32) 20.8
35) 51.9
36) 20.8
37) 20.8
38) 41.5
39) 20.8
40) 5621.6
42) 31.2
43) 51.9
44) 10.4
45) 2810.8
47) 10.4
48) 62.3
50) 3915.1
55) 114.2
56) 10.4
57) 10.4
58) 10.4
60) 197.3
63) 10.4
65) 20.8
68) 10.4
70) 20.8
75) 10.4
Missing336 
TOTAL259100.0
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) Management5714.3
13) Business and financial operations276.8
15) Computer and math123.0
17) Architecture and engineering133.3
19) Life-physical and social science92.3
21) Community and social services92.3
23) Legal123.0
25) Education/training/library7418.5
27) Arts/design/entertainment/sports/media143.5
29) Healthcare and technical4210.5
31) Healthcare support10.3
33) Protective service10.3
37) Building and grounds cleaning10.3
39) Personal care41.0
41) Sales and related occupations338.3
43) Office and administrative support4110.3
45) Farming/fishing/forestry20.5
47) Construction92.3
49) Installation/maintenance/repair30.8
51) Production occupations82.0
53) Transportation30.8
99) Homemaker246.0
Missing196 
TOTAL399100.0
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) Management4012.7
13) Business and financial operations196.0
15) Computer and math72.2
17) Architecture and engineering165.1
19) Life-physical and social science31.0
21) Community and social services113.5
23) Legal92.9
25) Education/training/library3812.1
27) Arts/design/entertainment/sports/media82.5
29) Healthcare and technical247.6
31) Healthcare support31.0
33) Protective service31.0
37) Building and grounds cleaning31.0
39) Personal care10.3
41) Sales and related occupations4012.7
43) Office and administrative support268.3
45) Farming/fishing/forestry31.0
47) Construction61.9
49) Installation/maintenance/repair82.5
51) Production occupations144.4
53) Transportation92.9
55) Military10.3
99) Homemaker237.3
Missing280 
TOTAL315100.0
232) What is the highest level of education completed by you and, if married, by your spouse? - Your educational level (EDUCYOU)
TOTAL%
1) Less than 8 years20.3
3) Some high school81.4
4) High school diploma528.9
5) Some college13222.6
6) Graduated from college16728.6
7) Some graduate work6711.5
8) A graduate degree15526.6
Missing12 
TOTAL583100.0
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 grade10.2
3) Some high school30.7
4) High school diploma5913.0
5) Some college10924.0
6) Graduated from college13028.6
7) Some graduate work378.1
8) A graduate degree11625.5
Missing140 
TOTAL455100.0
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) None8013.9
1) 17513.0
2) 220435.5
3) 314124.5
4) 4447.7
5) 5162.8
6) 6111.9
7) 720.3
9) 920.3
Missing20 
TOTAL575100.0
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.8915.2
2) Two of us31754.3
3) Three of us7212.3
4) Four of us6911.8
5) Five of us223.8
6) Six of us30.5
7) Seven or more of us61.0
8) Not Applicable61.0
Missing11 
TOTAL584100.0
236) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are - under six years of age? (HH_UNDR6)
TOTAL%
0) None12368.7
1) 14324.0
2) 2116.1
3) 310.6
6) 610.6
Missing416 
TOTAL179100.0
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) None11558.1
1) 15025.3
2) 23015.2
3) 331.5
Missing397 
TOTAL198100.0
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) None11262.6
1) 15128.5
2) 2158.4
3) 310.6
Missing416 
TOTAL179100.0
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) None11779.1
1) 12315.5
2) 253.4
3) 321.4
8) 810.7
Missing447 
TOTAL148100.0
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) None224.2
1) 17614.5
2) 240677.6
3) 3193.6
Missing72 
TOTAL523100.0
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 adult8214.4
2) Single parent173.0
3) Married, no kids29852.3
4) Married, with kids14926.1
5) Some other arrangement244.2
Missing25 
TOTAL570100.0
242) Where did you live five years ago, in October 1994? (HOM_94)
TOTAL%
1) Same house I live in now43273.8
2) A different house, same county9015.4
3) In a different county, same state305.1
4) In a different state315.3
5) In a different country20.3
Missing10 
TOTAL585100.0
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
TOTAL58532.63816
244) Generally speaking, do you think of yourself as a Democrat, Independent, Republican, or other? (DEM_REP)
TOTAL%
1) Democrat14024.3
2) Independent9516.5
3) Republican32556.4
4) Other162.8
Missing19 
TOTAL576100.0
245) What is your race of origin? (Check all that apply.) - First response (RACE1)
TOTAL%
1) White57398.1
2) African American30.5
4) Asian50.9
5) Hispanic10.2
6) Some other race20.3
Missing11 
TOTAL584100.0
246) What is your race of origin? (Check all that apply) - Second response (RACE2)
TOTAL%
1) White330.0
3) Indian330.0
4) Asian110.0
5) Hispanic110.0
6) Some other race220.0
Missing585 
TOTAL10100.0
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 10,00081.5
2) $10K-14,99991.7
3) $15K-19,999234.3
4) $20K-29,999397.2
5) $30K-39,9995910.9
6) $40K-49,9995910.9
7) $50K-59,9996612.2
8) $60K-69,999427.8
9) $70K-79,999397.2
10) $80K-89,999366.7
11) $90K-99,999346.3
12) $100K-124,9995410.0
13) $125K-149,999254.6
14) $150K or more468.5
Missing56 
TOTAL539100.0
248) Did you or any other family member fill out a pledge card regarding church giving for the current year? (PLEDGECD)
TOTAL%
1) Yes46780.5
2) No10718.4
3) Don't know61.0
Missing15 
TOTAL580100.0
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
TOTAL5402666.8767628
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
TOTAL3721670.4529421
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)
TOTAL%
0) None5010.9
5) 520.4
10) 1071.5
15) 1551.1
20) 20153.3
24) 2410.2
25) 25214.6
30) 3051.1
40) 4030.7
45) 4510.2
50) 505712.5
55) 5510.2
60) 6030.7
64) 6410.2
70) 7010.2
75) 75102.2
80) 8030.7
86) 8610.2
100) 1009220.1
110) 11010.2
115) 11510.2
120) 12010.2
125) 12530.7
130) 13010.2
150) 150194.2
161) 16110.2
175) 17520.4
200) 2005912.9
250) 250102.2
300) 300214.6
322) 32210.2
387) 38710.2
400) 40071.5
500) 500204.4
600) 60010.2
625) 62510.2
800) 80010.2
890) 89010.2
1000) 100051.1
1500) 150010.2
1750) 175010.2
2000) 200061.3
2500) 250010.2
3000) 300010.2
4000) 400010.2
5000) 500040.9
15000) 1500010.2
30000) 3000010.2
99999) Don't know40.9
Missing138 
TOTAL457100.0
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) $016830.5
2) $1-5010519.1
3) $51-1007914.3
4) $101-50010218.5
5) $501-1000346.2
6) $1001-2000274.9
7) $2001+366.5
Missing44 
TOTAL551100.0
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) $0203.6
2) $1-506812.2
3) $51-1008615.4
4) $101-50020236.1
5) $501-10007313.1
6) $1001-2000437.7
7) $2001+6712.0
Missing36 
TOTAL559100.0
254) I-AGE: What is your present age? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-AGE)
TOTAL%
1) Less than 407813.3
2) 40-4910317.6
3) 50-6417730.3
4) 65+22738.8
Missing10 
TOTAL585100.0
255) I-GENDER: What is your sex? (for use with online analysis) (I-GENDER)
TOTAL%
1) Female35660.9
2) Male22939.1
Missing10 
TOTAL585100.0
256) I-MARITAL: What is your present marital status? (for use with online analysis) (I-MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Married45479.0
2) Not married12121.0
Missing20 
TOTAL575100.0
257) I-RACE: What is your race of origin? (Check all that apply.) - First response (for use with online analysis) (I-RACE)
TOTAL%
1) White57398.1
2) African American30.5
4) Asian50.9
5) Hispanic10.2
6) Some other race20.3
Missing11 
TOTAL584100.0
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 20,000407.4
2) $20K-49,99915729.1
3) $50K-99,99921740.3
4) $100K+12523.2
Missing56 
TOTAL539100.0