Presbyterian Panel Survey, February 2002 –- Children's Issues, Clergy

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All frequencies are raw numbers (no weights used).
1) Panel Identification Number (NEWCODE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL77560681.454398
2) In the last year, on how many Sundays has your congregation had a worship service led by children and youth? (YTHLEAD)
TOTAL%
0) None13818.8
1) 126035.4
2) 220728.2
3) 3567.6
4) 4294.0
5) 591.2
6) 660.8
7) 730.4
8) 8131.8
9) 950.7
10) 1010.1
12) 1230.4
15) 1520.3
20) 2010.1
52) 5210.1
Missing41 
TOTAL734100.0
3) With the exception of such youth-led services, how frequently over the last year have children or youth, during Sunday worship, preached a sermon? (YTHPRECH)
TOTAL%
2) Frequently20.3
3) Occasionally405.3
4) Rarely16421.7
5) Never55072.8
Missing19 
TOTAL756100.0
4) With the exception of such youth-led services, how frequently over the last year have children or youth, during Sunday worship, served as principal worship leader? (YTHWRSHP)
TOTAL%
1) Very frequently182.4
2) Frequently638.4
3) Occasionally20727.6
4) Rarely20527.3
5) Never25834.4
Missing24 
TOTAL751100.0
5) With the exception of such youth-led services, how frequently over the last year have children or youth, during Sunday worship, provided brief leadership, such as reading a Bible lesson? (YTHRDING)
TOTAL%
1) Very frequently456.0
2) Frequently11915.8
3) Occasionally32843.5
4) Rarely17723.5
5) Never8511.3
Missing21 
TOTAL754100.0
6) With the exception of such youth-led services, how frequently over the last year have children or youth, during Sunday worship, provided vocal or instrumental music? (YTHVOCAL)
TOTAL%
1) Very frequently9011.8
2) Frequently23831.2
3) Occasionally31741.5
4) Rarely7710.1
5) Never415.4
Missing12 
TOTAL763100.0
7) With the exception of such youth-led services, how frequently over the last year have children or youth, during Sunday worship, served as ushers or helped collect the offering? (YTHUSHER)
TOTAL%
1) Very frequently11415.1
2) Frequently22730.0
3) Occasionally24232.0
4) Rarely11214.8
5) Never628.2
Missing18 
TOTAL757100.0
8) With the exception of such youth-led services, how frequently over the last year have children or youth, during Sunday worship, presented a skit, drama, or liturgical dance? (YTHDRAMA)
TOTAL%
1) Very frequently111.5
2) Frequently395.2
3) Occasionally27536.6
4) Rarely21829.0
5) Never20927.8
Missing23 
TOTAL752100.0
9) With the exception of such youth-led services, how frequently over the last year have children or youth, during Sunday worship, served another role (specify)? (YTHOTH)
TOTAL%
1) Very frequently6524.9
2) Frequently2810.7
3) Occasionally5320.3
4) Rarely197.3
5) Never9636.8
Missing514 
TOTAL261100.0
10) How frequently during the last year have children's concerns been raised in a pastoral prayer or prayers of the people? (CHLDCONC)
TOTAL%
1) Very frequently12115.8
2) Frequently28036.5
3) Occasionally27335.6
4) Rarely8411.0
5) Never91.2
Missing8 
TOTAL767100.0
11) At the present time, does your congregation have one or more youth elders? (YTHELDER)
TOTAL%
1) None57877.5
2) One12516.8
3) Two or more435.8
Missing29 
TOTAL746100.0
12) At the present time, does your congregation have one or more youth deacons? (YTHDCONS)
TOTAL%
1) None44065.3
2) One12218.1
3) Two or more497.3
4) No deacon board639.3
Missing101 
TOTAL674100.0
13) What other leadership roles have children and youth regularly provided in your congregation over the last year? Church (Sunday) school teachers. (YTHLDR1)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked43456.0
1) Checked34144.0
TOTAL775100.0
14) What other leadership roles have children and youth regularly provided in your congregation over the last year? Nursery workers. (YTHLDR2)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked19324.9
1) Checked58275.1
TOTAL775100.0
15) What other leadership roles have children and youth regularly provided in your congregation over the last year? Vacation Church School teacher. (YTHLDR3)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked23430.2
1) Checked54169.8
TOTAL775100.0
16) What other leadership roles have children and youth regularly provided in your congregation over the last year? Served on church committees. (YTHLDR4)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked40752.5
1) Checked36847.5
TOTAL775100.0
17) What other leadership roles have children and youth regularly provided in your congregation over the last year? Other (specify). (YTHLDR5)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked66585.8
1) Checked11014.2
TOTAL775100.0
18) Does your congregation permit children who have been baptized but not yet confirmed as members to receive the Lord's Supper? (UNBAPT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes72795.2
2) No202.6
3) Don't know172.2
Missing11 
TOTAL764100.0
19) Does your congregation instruct baptized (but not yet confirmed) children on the significance of the Lord's Supper prior to their being permitted to receive it for the first time? (TEACHSUP)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, all of them20727.3
2) Yes, most of them23130.4
3) Yes, some of them14419.0
4) No, none12316.2
5) Not sure537.0
6) Not applicable10.1
Missing16 
TOTAL759100.0
20) At the time of a baptism, the congregation assumes responsibility for nurturing the baptized person in the Christian life. Were you aware of this congregational responsibility? (CONGBAPT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes766100.0
Missing9 
TOTAL766100.0
21) At the most recent baptism you were at in your congregation, did the service include an opportunity for those present to affirm their responsibility to nurture the newly baptized person(s)? (BAPTAFF)
TOTAL%
1) Yes75298.3
2) No70.9
3) Don't remember60.8
Missing10 
TOTAL765100.0
22) Does your session designate a representative of the congregation to assume special responsibility to provide such nurture to newly baptized persons and their families? (BAPTREP)
TOTAL%
1) Yes11915.6
2) No57876.0
3) Don't know648.4
Missing14 
TOTAL761100.0
23) Other than at baptisms, are there services or times in the life of your congregation when members of your congregation are reminded of their responsibility for the nurture of baptized persons? (NURTREMD)
TOTAL%
1) Yes54671.6
2) No18123.7
3) Don't know364.7
Missing12 
TOTAL763100.0
24) What sort of service opportunities has your congregation made available to its children and youth over the last year? Mission trip(s). (SRVCPPS1)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked25633.0
1) Checked51967.0
TOTAL775100.0
25) What sort of service opportunities has your congregation made available to its children and youth over the last year? Volunteer work to help others within the congregation. (SRVCPPS2)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked18123.4
1) Checked59476.6
TOTAL775100.0
26) What sort of service opportunities has your congregation made available to its children and youth over the last year? Volunteer work in local food pantry, soup kitchen, or homeless shelter. (SRVCPPS3)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked25032.3
1) Checked52567.7
TOTAL775100.0
27) What sort of service opportunities has your congregation made available to its children and youth over the last year? Volunteer work for other local mission or service organization. (SRVCPPS4)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked25232.5
1) Checked52367.5
TOTAL775100.0
28) Of the various types of ministry to children that churches engage in, which three are the most important? Number one. (IMPTMIN1)
TOTAL%
1) Christian education60479.1
2) Direct service (e.g., child care, after-school programs)253.3
3) Giving funds for needy children internationally20.3
4) Giving funds for needy children nationally/locally30.4
5) Public policy advocacy10.1
6) Recruiting volunteers for children's ministries/missions70.9
7) Spiritual formation12216.0
Missing11 
TOTAL764100.0
29) Of the various types of ministry to children that churches engage in, which three are the most important? Number two. (IMPTMIN2)
TOTAL%
1) Christian education12015.8
2) Direct service (e.g., child care, after-school programs)18724.7
3) Giving funds for needy children internationally283.7
4) Giving funds for needy children nationally/locally678.8
5) Public policy advocacy202.6
6) Recruiting volunteers for children's ministries/missions9011.9
7) Spiritual formation24632.5
Missing17 
TOTAL758100.0
30) Of the various types of ministry to children that churches engage in, which three are the most important? Number three. (IMPTMIN3)
TOTAL%
1) Christian education202.7
2) Direct service (e.g., child care, after-school programs)16822.8
3) Giving funds for needy children internationally9813.3
4) Giving funds for needy children nationally/locally13618.5
5) Public policy advocacy466.2
6) Recruiting volunteers for children's ministries/missions16622.5
7) Spiritual formation10314.0
Missing38 
TOTAL737100.0
31) In the last year, how frequently has the session discussed or otherwise considered the pastoral needs of children? (DISSCHLD)
TOTAL%
1) Very frequently699.2
2) Frequently18925.3
3) Occasionally29639.6
4) Rarely11315.1
5) Never202.7
6) Don't know608.0
Missing28 
TOTAL747100.0
32) What ministries for children does your congregation provide directly? Child care during work week. (CHDMIN1)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked59576.8
1) Checked18023.2
TOTAL775100.0
33) What ministries for children does your congregation provide directly? Pre-school. (CHDMIN2)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked66285.4
1) Checked11314.6
TOTAL775100.0
34) What ministries for children does your congregation provide directly? Mentoring/tutoring program. (CHDMIN3)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked52968.3
1) Checked24631.7
TOTAL775100.0
35) What ministries for children does your congregation provide directly? Other after-school programs. (CHDMIN4)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked65484.4
1) Checked12115.6
TOTAL775100.0
36) What ministries for children does your congregation provide directly? Feeding program/meals. (CHDMIN5)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked59977.3
1) Checked17622.7
TOTAL775100.0
37) What ministries for children does your congregation provide directly? Ministry to children in homeless families. (CHDMIN6)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked69089.0
1) Checked8511.0
TOTAL775100.0
38) What ministries for children does your congregation provide directly? "Safe Place" designation. (CHDMIN7)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked60177.5
1) Checked17422.5
TOTAL775100.0
39) What ministries for children does your congregation provide directly? Scouting. (CHDMIN8)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked68888.8
1) Checked8711.2
TOTAL775100.0
40) What ministries for children does your congregation provide directly? Other (specify). (CHDMIN9)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked68488.3
1) Checked9111.7
TOTAL775100.0
41) What ministries for children does your congregation provide through another organization that rents or uses the congregation's facilities? Child care during work week. (CHDMINB1)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked68688.5
1) Checked8911.5
TOTAL775100.0
42) What ministries for children does your congregation provide through another organization that rents or uses the congregation's facilities? Pre-school. (CHDMINB2)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked70591.0
1) Checked709.0
TOTAL775100.0
43) What ministries for children does your congregation provide through another organization that rents or uses the congregation's facilities? Mentoring/tutoring program. (CHDMINB3)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked67186.6
1) Checked10413.4
TOTAL775100.0
44) What ministries for children does your congregation provide through another organization that rents or uses the congregation's facilities? Other after-school programs. (CHDMINB4)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked72793.8
1) Checked486.2
TOTAL775100.0
45) What ministries for children does your congregation provide through another organization that rents or uses the congregation's facilities? Feeding program/meals. (CHDMINB5)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked71992.8
1) Checked567.2
TOTAL775100.0
46) What ministries for children does your congregation provide through another organization that rents or uses the congregation's facilities? Ministry to children in homeless families. (CHDMINB6)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked45759.0
1) Checked31841.0
TOTAL775100.0
47) What ministries for children does your congregation provide through another organization that rents or uses the congregation's facilities? "Safe Place" designation. (CHDMINB7)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked65083.9
1) Checked12516.1
TOTAL775100.0
48) What ministries for children does your congregation provide through another organization that rents or uses the congregation's facilities? Scouting. (CHDMINB8)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked69189.2
1) Checked8410.8
TOTAL775100.0
49) What ministries for children does your congregation provide through another organization that rents or uses the congregation's facilities? Other (specify). (CHDMINB9)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked76098.1
1) Checked151.9
TOTAL775100.0
50) Does your congregation present children in the congregation with Bibles when they attain a certain age or grade level? (CHDBIBLE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, all61281.5
2) Yes, some557.3
3) No466.1
4) Don't know385.1
Missing24 
TOTAL751100.0
51) [ASK ONLY IF CHDBIBLE=1 "YES, ALL" OR 2 "YES, SOME"]At what age or grade level is this typically done? (CHDBIBL2)
TOTAL%
1) 110.2
2) 210.2
3) 310.2
4) 410.2
5) 510.2
6) 6193.1
7) 7437.0
8) 826543.1
9) 99315.1
10) 10447.2
11) 11203.3
12) 12457.3
13) 13193.1
14) 1471.1
15) 1510.2
17) 17132.1
18) 1840.7
80) Age 8 and age 1740.7
81) Age 8 and age 1240.7
82) Age 5 and age 910.2
83) Age 7 and age 1010.2
84) Age 8 and age 1340.7
85) Age 8 and age 1420.3
86) Age 3, 10, and 1410.2
87) Age 5 and 530.5
88) Age 7 and age 1320.3
89) Age 8 and age 1110.2
90) Age 3 and age 910.2
91) Age 3, 8, and 1210.2
92) Age 7 and age 1810.2
93) Age 10 and age 1710.2
94) Age 8 and age 1610.2
95) Age 5, 8, 13 & 1710.2
96) Age R and age 910.2
97) Age 7 and age 1210.2
98) Age 6 and age 1420.3
99) Don't know or other age combinations40.7
Missing160 
TOTAL615100.0
52) Does your congregation have an official policy, approved by the session, to protect children from sexual exploitation or abuse by adult leaders, members, or volunteers? (CONGPOLC)
TOTAL%
1) Yes39552.9
2) No25033.5
3) Don't know10113.5
Missing29 
TOTAL746100.0
53) Are you at all familiar with one or more of the 33 Presbyterian Children's Homes and Related Ministries located across the United States? (CHLDHOME)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, with one or two of them32942.8
2) Yes, with a few of them13918.1
3) Yes, with several of them8410.9
4) No, not familiar21728.2
Missing6 
TOTAL769100.0
54) Were you aware that the year leading up to the 2001 General Assembly meeting was designated as "The Year of the Child"? (YRCHILD)
TOTAL%
1) Yes71292.5
2) No587.5
Missing5 
TOTAL770100.0
55) Did your congregation hold any events as parts of or in other ways recognize "The Year of the Child"? (YRCHLDEV)
TOTAL%
1) Yes22629.8
2) No43657.4
3) Don't know9712.8
Missing16 
TOTAL759100.0
56) Were you aware that the period 2001-2010 was designated "The Decade of the Child" by the 2001 General Assembly? (DECDCHLD)
TOTAL%
1) Yes45359.2
2) No31240.8
Missing10 
TOTAL765100.0
57) What is the youngest age you think is generally suitable for children to begin attending worship for part or all of the time? (WRSHAGE)
TOTAL%
0) 0243.2
1) 126034.8
2) 2537.1
3) 314419.3
4) 49512.7
5) 5749.9
6) 6506.7
7) 7212.8
8) 870.9
9) 930.4
10) 1091.2
12) 1220.3
13) 1320.3
16) 1610.1
98) Depends on child30.4
Missing27 
TOTAL748100.0
58) Should children at that age be expected to worship for the entire service, only part of the service, or do you think the answer depends on the child? (WRSHEXPC)
TOTAL%
1) The entire service?22030.7
2) Only part of the service?49569.0
3) Depends on the child20.3
Missing58 
TOTAL717100.0
59) [ASK ONLY IF WRSHEXPC=2 "ONLY PART OF THE SERVICE"]What parts of worship would be more suitable and what parts less suitable for young children to attend? The opening/gathering. (WRSSUIT1)
TOTAL%
1) More suitable72899.5
2) Uncertain20.3
3) Less suitable20.3
Missing43 
TOTAL732100.0
60) [ASK ONLY IF WRSHEXPC=2 "ONLY PART OF THE SERVICE"]What parts of worship would be more suitable and what parts less suitable for young children to attend? The Scripture reading. (WRSSUIT2)
TOTAL%
1) More suitable57782.0
2) Uncertain649.1
3) Less suitable638.9
Missing71 
TOTAL704100.0
61) [ASK ONLY IF WRSHEXPC=2 "ONLY PART OF THE SERVICE"]What parts of worship would be more suitable and what parts less suitable for young children to attend? The Sermon. (WRSSUIT3)
TOTAL%
1) More suitable13119.2
2) Uncertain8512.5
3) Less suitable46668.3
Missing93 
TOTAL682100.0
62) [ASK ONLY IF WRSHEXPC=2 "ONLY PART OF THE SERVICE"]What parts of worship would be more suitable and what parts less suitable for young children to attend? Prayers. (WRSSUIT4)
TOTAL%
1) More suitable53276.3
2) Uncertain7610.9
3) Less suitable8912.8
Missing78 
TOTAL697100.0
63) [ASK ONLY IF WRSHEXPC=2 "ONLY PART OF THE SERVICE"]What parts of worship would be more suitable and what parts less suitable for young children to attend? Sacraments. (WRSSUIT5)
TOTAL%
1) More suitable55779.0
2) Uncertain588.2
3) Less suitable9012.8
Missing70 
TOTAL705100.0
64) [ASK ONLY IF WRSHEXPC=2 "ONLY PART OF THE SERVICE"]What parts of worship would be more suitable and what parts less suitable for young children to attend? The closing. (WRSSUIT6)
TOTAL%
1) More suitable45567.3
2) Uncertain9413.9
3) Less suitable12718.8
Missing99 
TOTAL676100.0
65) At what age do you think children should generally be expected to be present in worship for the entire service? (SRVCAGE)
TOTAL%
0) 040.5
1) 1608.1
2) 240.5
3) 3162.2
4) 4172.3
5) 57710.4
6) 617123.0
7) 77910.6
8) 89012.1
9) 9344.6
10) 107710.4
11) 11152.0
12) 12608.1
13) 13223.0
14) 1430.4
15) 1530.4
16) 1620.3
18) 1810.1
98) Depends on child50.7
99) Don't know20.3
Missing33 
TOTAL742100.0
66) Did your congregation participate in the National Observance of Children's Sabbaths in 2000 (October 19-21)? (PRTSABTH)
TOTAL%
1) Yes8110.8
2) No58978.5
3) Don't know8010.7
Missing25 
TOTAL750100.0
67) How often does your congregation have nursery or other child care during Sunday worship? (CCSUNDAY)
TOTAL%
1) Always67488.6
2) Almost always283.7
3) Most of the time111.4
4) Some of the time81.1
5) Rarely141.8
6) Never263.4
Missing14 
TOTAL761100.0
68) How often does your congregation have nursery or other child care during other major gatherings? (CCGATHER)
TOTAL%
1) Always29539.1
2) Almost always20827.5
3) Most of the time759.9
4) Some of the time10413.8
5) Rarely354.6
6) Never385.0
Missing20 
TOTAL755100.0
69) How often does your congregation have nursery or other child care during committee meetings? (CCMEET)
TOTAL%
1) Always527.0
2) Almost always344.6
3) Most of the time456.1
4) Some of the time18725.3
5) Rarely19526.4
6) Never22530.5
Missing37 
TOTAL738100.0
70) How often does your congregation have nursery or other child care during session meetings? (CCSESSON)
TOTAL%
1) Always435.9
2) Almost always152.0
3) Most of the time152.0
4) Some of the time516.9
5) Rarely18625.3
6) Never42557.8
Missing40 
TOTAL735100.0
71) How good a job do you believe your congregation is doing in the following area of children's ministries? Direct service (e.g., child care). (JOBSERVC)
TOTAL%
1) Excellent23232.7
2) Good19727.7
3) Okay11616.3
4) Needs to do more8712.3
5) Needs to do much more507.0
6) Don't know283.9
Missing65 
TOTAL710100.0
72) How good a job do you believe your congregation is doing in the following area of children's ministries? Christian education. (JOBEDUC)
TOTAL%
1) Excellent28337.4
2) Good28437.6
3) Okay11114.7
4) Needs to do more557.3
5) Needs to do much more182.4
6) Don't know50.7
Missing19 
TOTAL756100.0
73) How good a job do you believe your congregation is doing in the following area of children's ministries? Spiritual formation. (JOBSPRT)
TOTAL%
1) Excellent12516.7
2) Good26635.6
3) Okay17623.6
4) Needs to do more12016.1
5) Needs to do much more405.4
6) Don't know202.7
Missing28 
TOTAL747100.0
74) How good a job do you believe your congregation is doing in the following area of children's ministries? Public policy advocacy. (JOBPBPOL)
TOTAL%
1) Excellent152.1
2) Good446.2
3) Okay18125.3
4) Needs to do more22231.0
5) Needs to do much more13819.3
6) Don't know11516.1
Missing60 
TOTAL715100.0
75) How good a job do you believe your congregation is doing in the following area of children's ministries? Helping needy children in your community. (JOBNEEDY)
TOTAL%
1) Excellent608.0
2) Good19225.7
3) Okay18224.4
4) Needs to do more20427.3
5) Needs to do much more7710.3
6) Don't know314.2
Missing29 
TOTAL746100.0
76) How good a job do you believe your congregation is doing in the following area of children's ministries? Helping needy children elsewhere in the U.S. (JOBNDELS)
TOTAL%
1) Excellent273.6
2) Good11915.9
3) Okay21028.1
4) Needs to do more24532.8
5) Needs to do much more10213.6
6) Don't know456.0
Missing27 
TOTAL748100.0
77) How good a job do you believe your congregation is doing in the following area of children's ministries? Helping needy children internationally. (JOBNDINT)
TOTAL%
1) Excellent425.6
2) Good12316.5
3) Okay21128.2
4) Needs to do more22630.3
5) Needs to do much more10213.7
6) Don't know435.8
Missing28 
TOTAL747100.0
78) How familiar are you with the following children/youth-related resources and programs from the PC(USA)? Guidelines for Child Care at Church-Sponsored Meetings (booklet). (RSCGUIDE)
TOTAL%
1) Very familiar182.3
2) Generally familiar8611.2
3) Only a little familiar12015.6
4) Not familiar54370.8
Missing8 
TOTAL767100.0
79) How familiar are you with the following children/youth-related resources and programs from the PC(USA)? We Won't Let it Happen Here! Preventing Child Sexual Abuse in the Church (booklet). (RSCABUSE)
TOTAL%
1) Very familiar8511.1
2) Generally familiar14118.4
3) Only a little familiar15820.6
4) Not familiar38249.9
Missing9 
TOTAL766100.0
80) How familiar are you with the following children/youth-related resources and programs from the PC(USA)? "A Vision for Children and the Church" (1993 General Assembly Resolution). (RSCVISON)
TOTAL%
1) Very familiar243.1
2) Generally familiar8711.4
3) Only a little familiar16321.4
4) Not familiar48864.0
Missing13 
TOTAL762100.0
81) How familiar are you with the following children/youth-related resources and programs from the PC(USA)? Congregations Covenanting for Children, child advocacy program and materials for congregations. (RSCCHILD)
TOTAL%
1) Very familiar182.4
2) Generally familiar658.5
3) Only a little familiar14819.4
4) Not familiar53069.6
Missing14 
TOTAL761100.0
82) How familiar are you with the following children/youth-related resources and programs from the PC(USA)? "Children's Sabbath" program (Children's Defense Fund). (RSCSABTH)
TOTAL%
1) Very familiar749.7
2) Generally familiar14519.0
3) Only a little familiar14519.0
4) Not familiar39952.3
Missing12 
TOTAL763100.0
83) How interested would you be in the PC(USA) developing resources for congregations in Christian education for children? (CHDEDUC)
TOTAL%
1) Very interested38552.1
2) Somewhat interested19125.8
3) Not too interested9212.4
4) Not at all interested719.6
Missing36 
TOTAL739100.0
84) How interested would you be in the PC(USA) developing resources for congregations in the spiritual formation for children? (SPRTFORM)
TOTAL%
1) Very interested44158.7
2) Somewhat interested17723.6
3) Not too interested719.5
4) Not at all interested628.3
Missing24 
TOTAL751100.0
85) How interested would you be in the PC(USA) developing resources for congregations in pastoral care of children? (PASTCARE)
TOTAL%
1) Very interested37449.9
2) Somewhat interested24532.7
3) Not too interested729.6
4) Not at all interested587.7
Missing26 
TOTAL749100.0
86) How interested would you be in the PC(USA) developing resources for congregations in helping needy children in the U.S.? (NEEDYUS)
TOTAL%
1) Very interested20527.6
2) Somewhat interested34346.2
3) Not too interested13818.6
4) Not at all interested567.5
Missing33 
TOTAL742100.0
87) How interested would you be in the PC(USA) developing resources for congregations in helping needy children internationally? (NEEDYINT)
TOTAL%
1) Very interested18625.1
2) Somewhat interested34546.5
3) Not too interested15721.2
4) Not at all interested547.3
Missing33 
TOTAL742100.0
88) How interested would you be in the PC(USA) developing resources for congregations in advocacy on public policy related to children? (PUBPOLCY)
TOTAL%
1) Very interested18625.4
2) Somewhat interested26235.8
3) Not too interested20327.7
4) Not at all interested8111.1
Missing43 
TOTAL732100.0
89) How interested would you be in the PC(USA) developing resources for congregations in child care centers, after-school programs and other direct service provision for children? (CARECNTR)
TOTAL%
1) Very interested21328.9
2) Somewhat interested29139.4
3) Not too interested16322.1
4) Not at all interested719.6
Missing37 
TOTAL738100.0
90) How interested would you be in the PC(USA) developing resources for congregations in Bible study related to children's needs and issues? (CHDSTUDY)
TOTAL%
1) Very interested37049.5
2) Somewhat interested24032.1
3) Not too interested7510.0
4) Not at all interested638.4
Missing27 
TOTAL748100.0
91) How interested would you be in the PC(USA) developing resources for congregations in prayer for children and their needs? (CHDPRAYR)
TOTAL%
1) Very interested38251.1
2) Somewhat interested23831.8
3) Not too interested719.5
4) Not at all interested577.6
Missing27 
TOTAL748100.0
92) Of the concerns and issues related to children listed below, which three do you think are the most serious ones that children face as they grow up in your community today? Number one. (CHDISS1)
TOTAL%
1) Abuse by others202.7
2) Abuse by parents567.4
3) Availability of alcohol/tobacco/illegal drugs21428.5
4) Few organized sports/arts/leisure-time activities121.6
5) Insufficient/inadequate child care324.3
6) Lack of adult supervision11214.9
7) Lack of health insurance and/or health care395.2
8) Peer pressure9512.6
9) Schools/education system638.4
10) Violence in the schools81.1
11) Violence/sex on TV, movies, other media10113.4
Missing23 
TOTAL752100.0
93) Of the concerns and issues related to children listed below, which three do you think are the most serious ones that children face as they grow up in your community today? Number two. (CHDISS2)
TOTAL%
1) Abuse by others385.1
2) Abuse by parents334.4
3) Availability of alcohol/tobacco/illegal drugs13417.9
4) Few organized sports/arts/leisure-time activities131.7
5) Insufficient/inadequate child care324.3
6) Lack of adult supervision739.8
7) Lack of health insurance and/or health care8611.5
8) Peer pressure13217.6
9) Schools/education system597.9
10) Violence in the schools263.5
11) Violence/sex on TV, movies, other media12216.3
Missing27 
TOTAL748100.0
94) Of the concerns and issues related to children listed below, which three do you think are the most serious ones that children face as they grow up in your community today? Number three. (CHDISS3)
TOTAL%
1) Abuse by others253.4
2) Abuse by parents466.2
3) Availability of alcohol/tobacco/illegal drugs9913.4
4) Few organized sports/arts/leisure-time activities212.8
5) Insufficient/inadequate child care496.6
6) Lack of adult supervision8912.0
7) Lack of health insurance and/or health care516.9
8) Peer pressure9713.1
9) Schools/education system658.8
10) Violence in the schools293.9
11) Violence/sex on TV, movies, other media16822.7
Missing36 
TOTAL739100.0
95) Of the international issues involving or affecting children listed below, which three do you think the church should be most concerned with addressing? Number one. (INTISS1)
TOTAL%
1) AIDS pandemic8611.5
2) Child labor152.0
3) Hunger/malnutrition26235.1
4) Lack of education/illiteracy729.6
5) Land mines111.5
6) Other infectious disease70.9
7) Poverty15921.3
8) Public health needs273.6
9) Sexual exploitation466.2
10) War/civil unrest/terrorism628.3
Missing28 
TOTAL747100.0
96) Of the international issues involving or affecting children listed below, which three do you think the church should be most concerned with addressing? Number two. (INTISS2)
TOTAL%
1) AIDS pandemic587.8
2) Child labor425.7
3) Hunger/malnutrition14519.5
4) Lack of education/illiteracy13418.0
5) Land mines131.7
6) Other infectious disease263.5
7) Poverty11014.8
8) Public health needs8912.0
9) Sexual exploitation668.9
10) War/civil unrest/terrorism608.1
Missing32 
TOTAL743100.0
97) Of the international issues involving or affecting children listed below, which three do you think the church should be most concerned with addressing? Number three. (INTISS3)
TOTAL%
1) AIDS pandemic739.9
2) Child labor466.2
3) Hunger/malnutrition9913.4
4) Lack of education/illiteracy13017.6
5) Land mines141.9
6) Other infectious disease243.3
7) Poverty10614.4
8) Public health needs10614.4
9) Sexual exploitation7810.6
10) War/civil unrest/terrorism618.3
Missing38 
TOTAL737100.0
98) Survey form (SURVEY)
TOTAL%
1) Paper74195.6
2) Web344.4
TOTAL775100.0
99) When were you ordained as a minister of the Word and Sacrament? (WHENORD)
TOTAL%
48) 10.1
52) 10.1
53) 30.4
54) 10.1
55) 20.3
56) 10.1
57) 20.3
58) 50.7
59) 70.9
60) 121.6
61) 141.8
62) 131.7
63) 141.8
64) 172.2
65) 162.1
66) 121.6
67) 202.6
68) 141.8
69) 182.3
70) 81.0
71) 182.3
72) 283.7
73) 131.7
74) 152.0
75) 263.4
76) 182.3
77) 212.7
78) 162.1
79) 374.8
80) 263.4
81) 263.4
82) 233.0
83) 222.9
84) 283.7
85) 202.6
86) 222.9
87) 222.9
88) 192.5
89) 212.7
90) 172.2
91) 172.2
92) 212.7
93) 202.6
94) 243.1
95) 152.0
96) 162.1
97) 202.6
98) 141.8
99) 10.1
Missing8 
TOTAL767100.0
100) If you were ordained by a denomination other than the Presbyterian Church (USA) or one of its predecessor denominations, name that body. (DENOMORD)
TOTAL%
1) Baptist1418.7
5) Methodist22.7
6) Presbyterian4154.7
7) Other Presbyterian11.3
8) Reformed22.7
10) United Church of Christ34.0
12) Other22.7
70) Other68.0
73) Canadian Presbyterian11.3
74) UPC22.7
99) Other11.3
Missing700 
TOTAL75100.0
101) Are you presently enrolled in a graduate school, seminary, or theological school? (Check the appropriate box) (ENRLPRES)
TOTAL%
1) Yes689.0
2) No68891.0
Missing19 
TOTAL756100.0
102) [IF YES TO ENRLPRES], degree: (ENRLDEGR)
TOTAL%
1) M.C.E./M.R.E.11.7
3) THM-STM11.7
4) D.Min4577.6
5) Ph.D./S.T.D./Th.D.712.1
6) Other46.9
Missing717 
TOTAL58100.0
103) [IF YES TO ENRLPRES], school: (ENRLSCHO)
TOTAL%
5) Austin35.8
8) Bethel23.8
16) Claremont11.9
18) Columbia1223.1
22) Dubuque11.9
30) Fuller611.5
33) Gordon Conwell11.9
41) Louisville Pts23.8
43) Lutheran Pa11.9
45) McCormick59.6
52) New Brunswick11.9
63) Pittsburgh23.8
65) Princeton23.8
66) Reformed11.9
68) San Francisco23.8
74) Trinity Evangelical23.8
78) Union VA11.9
99) Other713.5
Missing723 
TOTAL52100.0
104) Before entering seminary for your B.D. or M.Div., were you engaged in any long-term secular job or career? (BEF_SEM)
TOTAL%
1) Yes23831.5
2) No51868.5
Missing19 
TOTAL756100.0
105) Please indicate the year and the school from which you received your B.D. or M.Div. degree. Year degree received. (YEAR_DEG)
TOTAL%
0) Do not have this degree91.2
48) 4810.1
52) 5210.1
53) 5330.4
54) 5410.1
55) 5520.3
56) 5620.3
57) 5730.4
58) 5860.8
59) 5960.8
60) 60111.5
61) 61141.8
62) 62131.7
63) 63162.1
64) 64172.2
65) 65172.2
66) 66152.0
67) 67182.4
68) 68202.6
69) 69162.1
70) 7040.5
71) 71253.3
72) 72243.2
73) 73172.2
74) 74121.6
75) 75293.8
76) 76152.0
77) 77202.6
78) 78222.9
79) 79385.0
80) 80253.3
81) 81212.8
82) 82243.2
83) 83253.3
84) 84212.8
85) 85253.3
86) 86182.4
87) 87202.6
88) 88243.2
89) 89162.1
90) 90222.9
91) 91162.1
92) 92212.8
93) 93162.1
94) 94192.5
95) 95152.0
96) 96152.0
97) 97131.7
98) 9840.5
99) 9910.1
Missing17 
TOTAL758100.0
106) [IF YES TO YEAR_DEG] Please indicate the year and the school from which you received your B.D. or M.Div. degree. School from which degree received. (SCHL_DEG)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL74051.98524
107) Do you have one or more other graduate degrees from a seminary or other school of theological education (besides your B.D. or M.Div.)? (Check one box). (OTH_DEG)
TOTAL%
1) Yes27636.2
2) No48663.8
Missing13 
TOTAL762100.0
108) [IF YES TO OTH_DEG] Please indicate the degree(s), year(s) received, and school(s) (has received M.C.E./M.R.E.). (ODEG_MCE)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked66898.5
1) Checked101.5
Missing97 
TOTAL678100.0
109) [IF YES TO OTH_DEG] Please indicate the degree(s), year(s) received, and school(s) - year received M.C.E./M.R.E. (OSCH_MCE)
TOTAL%
59) 17.1
62) 17.1
63) 214.3
64) 17.1
67) 17.1
68) 17.1
69) 17.1
72) 17.1
75) 17.1
77) 17.1
84) 17.1
85) 17.1
86) 17.1
Missing761 
TOTAL14100.0
110) [IF YES TO OTH_DEG] Please indicate the degree(s), year(s) received, and school(s) - school received M.C.E./M.R.E. (OYR_MCE)
TOTAL%
41) Louisville Pts17.1
51) Nazarene17.1
64) PSCE750.0
65) Princeton214.3
75) Union/Auburn17.1
99) Other214.3
Missing761 
TOTAL14100.0
111) [IF YES TO OTH_DEG] Please indicate the degree(s), year(s) received, and school(s) - has received M.A. (ODEG_MA)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked63793.5
1) Checked446.5
Missing94 
TOTAL681100.0
112) [IF YES TO OTH_DEG] Please indicate the degree(s), year(s) received, and school(s) - year received M.A. (OSCH_MA)
TOTAL%
55) 12.0
63) 12.0
64) 12.0
66) 36.1
67) 12.0
68) 36.1
69) 12.0
70) 12.0
72) 12.0
73) 12.0
74) 48.2
75) 24.1
76) 12.0
77) 12.0
78) 12.0
79) 24.1
81) 12.0
82) 24.1
83) 36.1
84) 24.1
85) 24.1
86) 36.1
87) 12.0
88) 24.1
89) 48.2
90) 12.0
92) 12.0
94) 12.0
96) 12.0
Missing726 
TOTAL49100.0
113) [IF YES TO OTH_DEG] Please indicate the degree(s), year(s) received, and school(s) - school received M.A. (OYR_MA)
TOTAL%
16) Claremont24.2
18) Columbia24.2
30) Fuller24.2
31) Garrett Evangelical12.1
53) New York12.1
64) PSCE1633.3
68) San Francisco12.1
74) Trinity Evangelical12.1
79) University of Notre Dame12.1
88) Yale12.1
99) Other2041.7
Missing727 
TOTAL48100.0
114) [IF YES TO OTH_DEG] Please indicate the degree(s), year(s) received, and school(s) - has received Th.M./S.T.M. (ODEG_THM)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked63693.4
1) Checked456.6
Missing94 
TOTAL681100.0
115) [IF YES TO OTH_DEG] Please indicate the degree(s), year(s) received, and school(s) - year received Th.M./S.T.M. (OSCH_THM)
TOTAL%
61) 12.0
62) 23.9
63) 12.0
64) 23.9
65) 47.8
66) 23.9
67) 47.8
68) 23.9
69) 23.9
70) 23.9
71) 12.0
72) 12.0
73) 12.0
74) 23.9
75) 23.9
76) 12.0
77) 23.9
78) 12.0
79) 12.0
80) 35.9
81) 23.9
82) 12.0
83) 12.0
85) 23.9
89) 12.0
90) 23.9
91) 23.9
92) 23.9
98) 12.0
Missing724 
TOTAL51100.0
116) [IF YES TO OTH_DEG] Please indicate the degree(s), year(s) received, and school(s) - school received Th.M./S.T.M. (OYR_THM)
TOTAL%
2) Andover Newton12.0
16) Claremont12.0
18) Columbia47.8
22) Dubuque23.9
30) Fuller12.0
34) Harvard University12.0
45) McCormick12.0
53) New York12.0
61) Perkins12.0
63) Pittsburgh12.0
65) Princeton1937.3
68) San Francisco12.0
75) Union-Auburn23.9
78) Union VA611.8
88) Yale35.9
99) Other611.8
Missing724 
TOTAL51100.0
117) [IF YES TO OTH_DEG] Please indicate the degree(s), year(s) received, and school(s) - has received D.Min. (ODEG_DMN)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked54877.7
1) Checked15722.3
Missing70 
TOTAL705100.0
118) [IF YES TO OTH_DEG] Please indicate the degree(s), year(s) received, and school(s) - year received D.Min. (OSCH_DMN)
TOTAL%
0) 10.6
69) 10.6
70) 10.6
72) 10.6
74) 10.6
75) 42.3
76) 63.4
77) 42.3
78) 42.3
79) 42.3
80) 105.7
81) 52.9
82) 126.9
83) 95.1
84) 74.0
85) 116.3
86) 84.6
87) 63.4
88) 42.3
89) 63.4
90) 137.4
91) 105.7
92) 52.9
93) 52.9
94) 63.4
95) 74.0
96) 74.0
97) 10.6
98) 116.3
99) 52.9
Missing600 
TOTAL175100.0
119) [IF YES TO OTH_DEG] Please indicate the degree(s), year(s) received, and school(s) - school received D.Min. (OYR_DMN)
TOTAL%
4) Ashland10.6
5) Austin63.5
11) Candler10.6
14) Chicago Theo10.6
15) Christian Theo21.2
16) Claremont10.6
17) Colgate Rochester10.6
18) Columbia2112.4
20) Covenant10.6
21) Drew21.2
22) Dubuque10.6
24) Eastern Baptist42.4
25) Eden10.6
30) Fuller169.4
33) Gordon Conwell21.2
34) Harvard University10.6
39) Lancaster10.6
41) Louisville Pts84.7
45) McCormick2917.1
63) Pittsburgh137.6
65) Princeton116.5
68) San Francisco127.1
71) St Mary's10.6
75) Union-Auburn10.6
77) United Theo MN31.8
78) Union VA1810.6
81) Vanderbilt21.2
84) Western Theo Sem21.2
85) Westminster10.6
99) Other63.5
Missing605 
TOTAL170100.0
120) [IF YES TO OTH_DEG] Please indicate the degree(s), year(s) received, and school(s) - has received Ph.D./S.T.D./Th.D. (ODEG_PHD)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked63894.0
1) Checked416.0
Missing96 
TOTAL679100.0
121) [IF YES TO OTH_DEG] Please indicate the degree(s), year(s) received, and school(s) - year received Ph.D./S.T.D./Th.D. (OSCH_PHD)
TOTAL%
64) 12.4
66) 12.4
68) 12.4
69) 12.4
70) 24.9
72) 24.9
73) 37.3
74) 37.3
76) 37.3
79) 12.4
80) 12.4
81) 24.9
82) 37.3
83) 12.4
84) 12.4
86) 24.9
87) 24.9
90) 24.9
91) 37.3
92) 24.9
94) 12.4
95) 12.4
97) 12.4
99) 12.4
Missing734 
TOTAL41100.0
122) [IF YES TO OTH_DEG] Please indicate the degree(s), year(s) received, and school(s) - school received Ph.D./S.T.D./Th.D. (OYR_PHD)
TOTAL%
2) Andover Newton12.4
16) Claremont12.4
18) Columbia12.4
22) Dubuque12.4
23) Duke University49.8
34) Harvard University12.4
45) McCormick12.4
65) Princeton49.8
68) San Francisco12.4
74) Trinity Evangelical12.4
75) Union-Auburn12.4
78) Union VA49.8
79) University of Notre Dame24.9
88) Yale24.9
99) Other1639.0
Missing734 
TOTAL41100.0
123) [IF YES TO OTH_DEG] Please indicate the degree(s), year(s) received, and school(s) - has received other degree (ODEG_OTH)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked66497.6
1) Checked162.4
Missing95 
TOTAL680100.0
124) [IF YES TO OTH_DEG] Please indicate the degree(s), year(s) received, and school(s) - year received other degree (OSCH_OTH)
TOTAL%
60) 16.3
67) 16.3
71) 16.3
74) 16.3
78) 16.3
79) 16.3
80) 16.3
81) 16.3
84) 212.5
88) 16.3
90) 16.3
92) 212.5
94) 16.3
95) 16.3
Missing759 
TOTAL16100.0
125) [IF YES TO OTH_DEG] Please indicate the degree(s), year(s) received, and school(s) - school received other degree (OYR_OTH)
TOTAL%
30) Fuller16.3
65) Princeton16.3
71) St Marys16.3
78) Union VA16.3
81) Vanderbilt16.3
99) Other1168.8
Missing759 
TOTAL16100.0
126) What is the highest level of formal education you have attained besides your theological or Christian education training? (HIGH_DEG)
TOTAL%
2) Completed high school40.5
3) Some college20.3
4) College graduate46061.3
5) Some graduate work12416.5
6) Graduate degree16121.4
Missing24 
TOTAL751100.0
127) What category(-ies) below describes your current paid employment? (Check all that apply) First response. (EMP_CAT1)
TOTAL%
1) Pastor in a congregation64684.3
2) Non-parish job or ministry9812.8
3) Unemployed81.0
4) Retired from active ministry141.8
Missing9 
TOTAL766100.0
128) What category(-ies) below describes your current paid employment? (Check all that apply) Second response. (EMP_CAT2)
TOTAL%
2) Non-parish job2985.3
4) Retired from active ministry514.7
Missing741 
TOTAL34100.0
129) If you currently serve as a pastor in one or more congregations, do you consider yourself a full-time or part-time parish pastor? (PSTR_TIM)
TOTAL%
1) Full-time55286.1
2) Part-time8913.9
Missing134 
TOTAL641100.0
130) [IF PART-TIME FOR VARIABLE PSTR_TIME] specify hours per week. (PSTR_PAR)
TOTAL%
1) 22.4
2) 22.4
5) 22.4
6) 11.2
8) 22.4
10) 55.9
12) 11.2
15) 44.7
16) 11.2
18) 22.4
20) 1517.6
22) 11.2
24) 1011.8
25) 67.1
27) 22.4
28) 44.7
29) 11.2
30) 1214.1
32) 11.2
34) 22.4
35) 55.9
39) 11.2
40) 22.4
50) 11.2
Missing690 
TOTAL85100.0
131) If you currently serve as a pastor in one or more congregations, what position(s) do you have in a congregation? (Check all that apply) First response. (PSTRPOS1)
TOTAL%
1) Solo Pastor27742.2
2) Senior Pastor15723.9
3) Asst-Asso Pastor12619.2
4) Co-Pastor314.7
5) Stated-Temp Supply192.9
6) Designated Pastor60.9
7) Interim Pastor233.5
8) Tentmaker30.5
9) Paid Parish Associate71.1
10) Other71.1
Missing119 
TOTAL656100.0
132) If you currently serve as a pastor in one or more congregations, what position(s) do you have in a congregation? (Check all that apply) Second response. (PSTRPOS2)
TOTAL%
1) Solo Pastor58.6
2) Senior Pastor1017.2
3) Assistant/Associate Pastor46.9
5) Stated-Temp Supply1729.3
6) Designated Pastor35.2
7) Interim Pastor813.8
8) Tentmaker46.9
9) Paid Parish Associate35.2
10) Other46.9
Missing717 
TOTAL58100.0
133) If you currently serve as a pastor in one or more congregations, in how many congregations do you currently serve as pastor? (Include here congregations you are serving as stated or temporary supply.) (PSTRNUM1)
TOTAL%
1) One61294.9
2) Two or more335.1
Missing130 
TOTAL645100.0
134) [IF "TWO OR MORE" TO PSTR_NUM1] How many congregations do you currently serve as pastor? (Include here congregations you are serving as stated or temporary supply.) (PSTRNUM2)
TOTAL%
2) 2172.4
3) 517.2
4) 26.9
5) 13.4
Missing746 
TOTAL29100.0
135) [IF "TWO OR MORE" TO PSTR_NUM1] Are some or all of these congregations yoked to a larger parish? (PSTRYOKE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1237.5
2) No2062.5
Missing743 
TOTAL32100.0
136) What is the approximate membership of the congregation(s) you serve? Write the combined membership if you serve two or more. (CONGMEMB)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL6422587.9346676
137) If you are currently employed in one or more non-parish jobs or ministries, is your non-parish job or ministry full-time or part-time? (If you have more than one, answer in terms of the combined hours.) (NPAR_FUL)
TOTAL%
1) Full-time10363.2
2) Part-time6036.8
Missing612 
TOTAL163100.0
138) If you are currently employed part time in one or more non-parish jobs or ministries, specify hours per week. (If you have more than one, answer in terms of the combined hours.) (NPAR_PAR)
TOTAL%
4) 23.5
5) 58.8
6) 35.3
7) 11.8
8) 58.8
9) 11.8
10) 915.8
12) 23.5
15) 47.0
16) 35.3
18) 11.8
20) 47.0
24) 35.3
25) 35.3
30) 58.8
32) 11.8
35) 11.8
37) 11.8
40) 11.8
50) 11.8
99) 11.8
Missing718 
TOTAL57100.0
139) If you are currently employed in one or more non-parish jobs or ministries, in what type of non-parish job or ministry are you currently employed? (Check all that apply) First response. (NPAR_JB1)
TOTAL%
1) Faculty/staff educ instit3724.2
2) Chaplain3522.9
3) Missionary21.3
4) National staff1811.8
5) Staff ecumenical42.6
6) Professional pastoral counselor106.5
7) Other employment4730.7
Missing622 
TOTAL153100.0
140) If you are currently employed in one or more non-parish jobs or ministries, in what type of non-parish job or ministry are you currently employed? (Check all that apply) Second response. (NPAR_JB2)
TOTAL%
1) Faculty/staff educ instit15.9
2) Chaplain211.8
3) Missionary15.9
4) National Staff15.9
5) Staff ecumenical211.8
6) Professional pastoral counselor211.8
7) Other employment847.1
Missing758 
TOTAL17100.0
141) If you are currently employed in one or more non-parish jobs or ministries, in what type of institution do you work? (Check all that apply) First response. (NPAR_IN1)
TOTAL%
1) Military74.3
2) Civilian63.7
3) Elementary/middle/ high school127.4
4) College/university2012.3
5) Seminary/theological school138.0
6) Hospital/medical facility2213.5
7) Church/religious body3018.4
8) Other non-profit2213.5
9) For-profit1710.4
10) Other148.6
Missing612 
TOTAL163100.0
142) If you are currently employed in one or more non-parish jobs or ministries, in what type of institution do you work? (Check all that apply) Second response. (NPAR_IN2)
TOTAL%
3) Elementary/middle/high school16.7
5) Seminary/theo school16.7
7) Church/religious body320.0
8) Other non-profit320.0
9) For-Profit320.0
10) Other426.7
Missing760 
TOTAL15100.0
143) If you are currently employed in one or more non-parish jobs or ministries, is this organization affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (USA)? (NPAR_AFF)
TOTAL%
1) Yes5736.1
2) No10163.9
Missing617 
TOTAL158100.0
144) How old were you when you first became a member of a Presbyterian church? (HOWOLD)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL75920.23618
145) When you were growing up, say ages 10 to 12, how active were your parents in church? (PAR_ACTV)
TOTAL%
1) Very active42155.3
2) Generally active12816.8
3) Somewhat active658.5
4) Not very active597.8
5) Not active at all8711.4
6) Don't know10.1
Missing14 
TOTAL761100.0
146) In what religious denomination were you raised? (Check only one. If you were part of more than one denomination as a child, answer by putting a check in the one that influenced you the most.) (DEN_RAIS)
TOTAL%
1) Baptist526.9
2) Disciples of Christ20.3
3) Episcopal111.5
4) Lutheran182.4
5) Methodist405.3
6) Presbyterian50066.7
7) Other Presbyterian172.3
8) Reformed121.6
9) Roman Catholic243.2
10) UCC182.4
11) Independent/non-denom131.7
12) Other385.1
13) None10.1
70) Other40.5
Missing25 
TOTAL750100.0
147) Do any of your relatives serve as pastors, Christian educators, mission workers, or in other full-time ministry for a Presbyterian or other church? (RELPAST)
TOTAL%
1) Yes18124.3
2) No56375.7
Missing31 
TOTAL744100.0
148) [IF YES TO RELPAST] How many relatives are currently serving the church in full-time paid positions? (RELPAST2)
TOTAL%
0) 10.5
1) 12363.7
2) 5025.9
3) 105.2
4) 31.6
5) 42.1
7) 10.5
10) 10.5
Missing582 
TOTAL193100.0
149) [IF YES TO RELPAST] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) My father. (DADPAST)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked66698.4
1) Checked111.6
Missing98 
TOTAL677100.0
150) [IF YES TO RELPAST] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) My mother. (MOMPAST)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked67399.4
1) Checked40.6
Missing98 
TOTAL677100.0
151) [IF YES TO RELPAST] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) My grandfather. (GDADPAST)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked67599.9
1) Checked10.1
Missing99 
TOTAL676100.0
152) [IF YES TO RELPAST] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) My grandmother. (GMOMPAST)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked676100.0
Missing99 
TOTAL676100.0
153) [IF YES TO RELPAST] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) My son. (SONPAST)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked66798.7
1) Checked91.3
Missing99 
TOTAL676100.0
154) [IF YES TO RELPAST] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) My daughter. (DAUGPAST)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked67299.4
1) Checked40.6
Missing99 
TOTAL676100.0
155) [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 Checked62791.9
1) Checked558.1
Missing93 
TOTAL682100.0
156) [IF YES TO RELPAST] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) Other. (OTHPAST)
TOTAL%
0) All Other56281.2
1) Grandchild50.7
2) Distant ancestor30.4
3) Aunt/Uncle131.9
4) Niece/nephew50.7
5) Cousin405.8
8) Spouse273.9
9) In-law375.3
Missing83 
TOTAL692100.0
157) 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) Yes23833.9
2) No46466.1
Missing73 
TOTAL702100.0
158) [IF YES TO RELCRCH] How many relatives in the past served the church in full-time paid positions? (Approximate number) (RELCRCH2)
TOTAL%
1) 13358.1
2) 4821.0
3) 229.6
4) 135.7
5) 73.1
6) 20.9
7) 10.4
9) 10.4
10) 10.4
15) 10.4
Missing546 
TOTAL229100.0
159) [IF YES TO RELCRCH] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) My father. (DADCRCH)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked62292.0
1) Checked548.0
Missing99 
TOTAL676100.0
160) [IF YES TO RELCRCH] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) My mother. (MOMCRCH)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked66196.8
1) Checked223.2
Missing92 
TOTAL683100.0
161) [IF YES TO RELCRCH] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) My grandfather. (GDADCRCH)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked61891.0
1) Checked619.0
Missing96 
TOTAL679100.0
162) [IF YES TO RELCRCH] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) My grandmother. (GMOMCRCH)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked66897.7
1) Checked162.3
Missing91 
TOTAL684100.0
163) [IF YES TO RELCRCH] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) My son. (SONCRCH)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked67499.7
1) Checked20.3
Missing99 
TOTAL676100.0
164) [IF YES TO RELCRCH] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) My daughter. (DAUGCRCH)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked67599.9
1) Checked10.1
Missing99 
TOTAL676100.0
165) [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 Checked65997.5
1) Checked172.5
Missing99 
TOTAL676100.0
166) [IF YES TO RELCRCH] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) Other. (OTHCRCH)
TOTAL%
0) All other54778.7
1) Grandchild10.1
2) Distant ancestor639.1
3) Aunt/uncle588.3
4) Niece/nephew10.1
5) Cousin111.6
8) Spouse40.6
9) In-law101.4
Missing80 
TOTAL695100.0
167) Which of the following terms best describes your current stand on theological issues? (LIB_CONS)
TOTAL%
1) Very conservative243.2
2) Conservative18724.7
3) Moderate30840.6
4) Liberal20426.9
5) Very Liberal354.6
Missing17 
TOTAL758100.0
168) Do you believe that some or all of the Bible was inspired by God? (INSP_GOD)
TOTAL%
1) Yes72198.6
2) No101.4
Missing44 
TOTAL731100.0
169) [IF YES TO INSP_GOD] How much of what the Bible contains do you believe was inspired by God? (INSPMUCH)
TOTAL%
1) All of it48265.8
2) Almost all of it9613.1
3) Most of it9913.5
4) Some of it425.7
5) Only a very small amount10.1
6) Not sure131.8
Missing42 
TOTAL733100.0
170) 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 world131.8
2) Is a true account of how God created the world42257.7
3) Reflects human feelings about how the world might have been created29640.5
Missing44 
TOTAL731100.0
171) 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.8511.5
2) The Bible is without error of any kind in spiritual matters, but there are problems in other areas such as science and history.40254.5
3) The Bible contains errors in both spiritual and secular matters.25134.0
Missing37 
TOTAL738100.0
172) 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 Agree162.1
2) Agree476.1
3) Not sure162.1
4) Disagree37949.5
5) Strongly Disagree30840.2
Missing9 
TOTAL766100.0
173) 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 Agree91.2
2) Agree607.8
3) Not sure445.7
4) Disagree30840.2
5) Strongly Disagree34545.0
Missing9 
TOTAL766100.0
174) 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 Agree59978.6
2) Agree12416.3
3) Not sure293.8
4) Disagree81.0
5) Strongly Disagree20.3
Missing13 
TOTAL762100.0
175) 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 Agree34244.8
2) Agree18924.7
3) Not sure476.2
4) Disagree14619.1
5) Strongly Disagree405.2
Missing11 
TOTAL764100.0
176) 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 Agree13818.3
2) Agree10814.3
3) Not sure12316.3
4) Disagree22730.1
5) Strongly Disagree15921.1
Missing20 
TOTAL755100.0
177) 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 Agree47161.7
2) Agree28437.2
3) Not sure20.3
4) Disagree40.5
5) Strongly Disagree20.3
Missing12 
TOTAL763100.0
178) Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with the following statement: The Devil (Satan) really exists. (DEVL_XST)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly Agree23631.0
2) Agree20226.5
3) Not sure9913.0
4) Disagree15019.7
5) Strongly Disagree749.7
Missing14 
TOTAL761100.0
179) 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 Agree26835.3
2) Agree20827.4
3) Not sure14218.7
4) Disagree9812.9
5) Strongly Disagree435.7
Missing16 
TOTAL759100.0
180) 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 daily39651.7
2) Several times a week23931.2
3) Weekly719.3
4) Several times a month385.0
5) Once a month91.2
6) Several times a year101.3
7) Once a year or less30.4
Missing9 
TOTAL766100.0
181) 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 daily628.1
2) Several times a week15019.7
3) Weekly25233.1
4) Several times a month10013.1
5) Once a month344.5
6) Several times a year9312.2
7) Once a year or less364.7
8) Never344.5
Missing14 
TOTAL761100.0
182) 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 daily202.6
2) Several times a week10714.2
3) Weekly33544.3
4) Several times a month9212.2
5) Once a month466.1
6) Several times a year9011.9
7) Once a year or less364.8
8) Never304.0
Missing19 
TOTAL756100.0
183) Approximately how frequently do you engage in the following activity? (Check one box on each line) Pray privately. (OFT_PPRI)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/almost daily65385.8
2) Several times a week7610.0
3) Weekly162.1
4) Several times a month70.9
5) Once a month30.4
6) Several times a year50.7
8) Never10.1
Missing14 
TOTAL761100.0
184) 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 daily38450.3
2) Several times a week20226.4
3) Weekly9212.0
4) Several times a month354.6
5) Once a month81.0
6) Several times a year283.7
7) Once a year or less60.8
8) Never91.2
Missing11 
TOTAL764100.0
185) 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 daily344.5
2) Several times a week567.4
3) Weekly23030.4
4) Several times a month8411.1
5) Once a month587.7
6) Several times a year11615.3
7) Once a year or less729.5
8) Never10614.0
Missing19 
TOTAL756100.0
186) Do you believe that Jesus will return to earth some day? (JES_RTRN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes57877.3
2) No699.2
3) Not Sure10113.5
Missing27 
TOTAL748100.0
187) [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 200030.5
2) About as likely in 2000 as in any other year43869.3
3) Less likely in 2000294.6
4) No opinion16225.6
Missing143 
TOTAL632100.0
188) Do you currently have plans for this coming New Year's Eve (Dec. 31, 1999)? (PLAN_NYR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes30940.8
2) No44959.2
Missing17 
TOTAL758100.0
189) [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) Yes20349.5
2) No20750.5
Missing365 
TOTAL410100.0
190) [IF YES TO PLAN_NYR] What do you plan to do? First response. (PLAN_DO1)
TOTAL%
1) Nothing special/stay at home167.0
2) Spend time with family167.0
3) Party4118.1
4) Work83.5
5) Attend church13057.3
6) Vacation/travel94.0
9) Undecided/Not sure73.1
Missing548 
TOTAL227100.0
191) [IF YES TO PLAN_NYR] What do you plan to do? Second response. (PLAN_DO2)
TOTAL%
5) Attend church3100.0
Missing772 
TOTAL3100.0
192) 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, definitely11815.5
2) Yes, probably9112.0
3) No, probably not28337.2
4) No, definitely not10213.4
5) Don't know16721.9
Missing14 
TOTAL761100.0
193) 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) Major131.7
3) Minor37749.2
4) Very minor31040.5
5) None at all435.6
6) No opinion233.0
Missing9 
TOTAL766100.0
194) 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) Major91.2
3) Minor33343.7
4) Very minor33243.6
5) None at all678.8
6) No opinion212.8
Missing13 
TOTAL762100.0
195) 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) Major60.8
3) Minor16421.5
4) Very minor29238.2
5) None at all28637.4
6) No opinion162.1
Missing11 
TOTAL764100.0
196) What sort of disruptions, if any, do you think the Y2K computer problem will cause in early 2000 in your own personal life? (Y2KLIFE)
TOTAL%
1) Very major10.1
2) Major30.4
3) Minor18023.6
4) Very minor35346.2
5) None at all21227.7
6) No opinion152.0
Missing11 
TOTAL764100.0
197) What is your sex? (SEX2)
TOTAL%
1) Female16821.9
2) Male59878.1
Missing9 
TOTAL766100.0
198) What is your present age? (AGE2)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL76550.7249
199) Which of the categories below most closely describes the place in which you currently live? (HOME)
TOTAL%
1) In open country, but not a farm526.8
2) On a farm70.9
3) In a small city or town (under 50,000)23130.3
4) In a medium-size city (50,000-250,000)10714.0
5) In a suburb near a medium-size city648.4
6) In a large city (over 250,000)12916.9
7) In a suburb near a large city17322.7
Missing12 
TOTAL763100.0
200) What is your present marital status? (MAR_STAT)
TOTAL%
1) Married69190.3
2) Not married749.7
Missing10 
TOTAL765100.0
201) If not currently married, have you ever been married? (MAR_EVER)
TOTAL%
1) Never married3445.9
2) Yes, now widowed912.2
3) Yes, now divorced3040.5
4) Both widowed and divorced11.4
Missing701 
TOTAL74100.0
202) What is the highest level of education completed by you and, if married, by your spouse? - Spouse's educational level (EDUCSPOU)
TOTAL%
3) Some high school20.3
4) High school diploma142.1
5) Some college7210.7
6) Graduated from college19328.8
7) Some graduate work8512.7
8) Graduate degree30445.4
Missing105 
TOTAL670100.0
203) If currently married, have you ever had a previous marriage (or marriages)? (PREV_MAR)
TOTAL%
1) No57683.7
2) Yes, was widowed40.6
3) Yes, was divorced10615.4
4) Both widowed and divorced20.3
Missing87 
TOTAL688100.0
204) Please indicate your employment status and, if married, the employment of your spouse. Employment status of spouse, first response (SPOUEMP1)
TOTAL%
1) Employed full-time33649.5
2) Employed part-time13119.3
3) Self-employed487.1
4) Unemployed192.8
5) Retired395.7
6) Full-time homemaker9113.4
7) Student101.5
8) Other50.7
Missing96 
TOTAL679100.0
205) Please indicate your employment status and, if married, the employment of your spouse. Employment status of spouse, second response (SPOUEMP2)
TOTAL%
1) Employed full-time22.9
2) Employed part-time34.3
3) Self-employed1724.6
4) Unemployed22.9
5) Retired45.8
6) Full-time homemaker2333.3
7) Student1217.4
8) Other68.7
Missing706 
TOTAL69100.0
206) If your husband or wife is employed full-time, part-time, or self-employed, please indicate the average hours worked per week over the last year. (SPOUHRS)
TOTAL%
0) 50.9
1) 10.2
3) 10.2
4) 20.4
5) 20.4
6) 40.8
7) 10.2
8) 30.6
10) 91.7
11) 10.2
12) 81.5
15) 122.3
16) 50.9
18) 61.1
19) 20.4
20) 377.0
21) 10.2
24) 71.3
25) 142.7
28) 50.9
29) 10.2
30) 315.9
32) 50.9
33) 20.4
35) 244.5
36) 30.6
37) 10.2
38) 40.8
40) 11922.5
42) 71.3
43) 40.8
44) 20.4
45) 428.0
46) 10.2
47) 10.2
48) 40.8
50) 7213.6
53) 10.2
55) 163.0
56) 10.2
58) 20.4
60) 387.2
61) 10.2
65) 71.3
68) 10.2
70) 61.1
80) 30.6
86) 10.2
99) 20.4
Missing247 
TOTAL528100.0
207) 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) Baptist7410.9
2) Disciples of Christ81.2
3) Episcopalian304.4
4) Lutheran314.5
5) Methodist7811.4
6) Presbyterian29042.5
7) Other Presbyterian182.6
8) Reformed121.8
9) Roman Catholic456.6
10) United Church of Christ263.8
11) Independent non-denom233.4
12) Other476.9
Missing93 
TOTAL682100.0
208) Please indicate the faith in which your husband or wife was raised (if more than one, select the one in which she or he was most involved), and his or her current religious affiliation. Spouse's current faith. (SPOUFATH)
TOTAL%
3) Episcopal10.2
4) Lutheran30.5
5) Methodist60.9
6) Presbyterian61594.6
7) Other Presbyterian20.3
8) Reformed10.2
9) Roman Catholic71.1
10) United Church of Christ40.6
11) Independent non-denom40.6
12) Other71.1
Missing125 
TOTAL650100.0
209) How often does your husband or wife attend Sunday worship at your congregation? (SPOUWORS)
TOTAL%
1) Never152.2
2) Less than once a year60.9
3) Once or twice a year172.5
4) Several times a year192.8
5) Once a month223.2
6) 2-3 times a month324.7
7) Nearly every week13920.2
8) Every week43863.7
Missing87 
TOTAL688100.0
210) Is your husband or wife a member of the same congregation which you serve or attend? (SPOUCONG)
TOTAL%
1) Yes51174.7
2) No17325.3
Missing91 
TOTAL684100.0
211) Is your husband or wife an ordained minister? (SPOUMIN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes9914.3
2) No59185.7
Missing85 
TOTAL690100.0
212) Which statements below, if any, apply to your husband or wife's current call? (Check all that apply) First response. (SPOUCAL1)
TOTAL%
1) Co-pastor with me2625.0
2) Pastoral position at other PCUSA Church2927.9
3) Staff of Presbytery, synod, or GA11.0
4) Serves another PCUSA institution43.8
5) Pastoral position other congregation76.7
6) Church-related non-parish ministry11.0
7) Secular job109.6
8) Other2625.0
Missing671 
TOTAL104100.0
213) Which statements below, if any, apply to your husband or wife's current call? (Check all that apply) Second response. (SPOUCAL2)
TOTAL%
2) Pastoral position at other PCUSA Church228.6
3) Staff of a presby, synod, or GA228.6
7) Secular job114.3
8) Other228.6
Missing768 
TOTAL7100.0
214) How many children do you have? (If none, write 0.) Include any legally adopted children; exclude stepchildren unless legally adopted. (NO_KIDS)
TOTAL%
0) None10213.5
1) 1749.8
2) 232943.6
3) 317022.5
4) 4567.4
5) 5182.4
6) 640.5
7) 710.1
8) 810.1
Missing20 
TOTAL755100.0
215) Generally speaking, do you think of yourself as a Democrat, Independent, Republican, or other? (DEM_REP)
TOTAL%
1) Democrat39952.5
2) Independent15320.1
3) Republican19225.3
4) Other162.1
Missing15 
TOTAL760100.0
216) How many persons, including yourself, live in your household? (Do not count students who live elsewhere while they attend college or university.) (Check only one box.) (HH_SIZE)
TOTAL%
1) Live alone607.9
2) Two of us32542.6
3) Three of us15920.8
4) Four of us14819.4
5) Five of us648.4
6) Six of us50.7
7) Seven or more of us20.3
Missing12 
TOTAL763100.0
217) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are under six years of age? (HH_UNDR6)
TOTAL%
0) None16263.5
1) 16525.5
2) 2259.8
3) 320.8
4) 410.4
Missing520 
TOTAL255100.0
218) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are 6-12 years of age? (HH_6-12)
TOTAL%
0) None16051.3
1) 110132.4
2) 24213.5
3) 392.9
Missing463 
TOTAL312100.0
219) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are 13-17 years of age? (HH_13-17)
TOTAL%
0) None15144.3
1) 113940.8
2) 24713.8
3) 330.9
4) 410.3
Missing434 
TOTAL341100.0
220) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are 18-24 years of age? (HH_18-24)
TOTAL%
0) None16271.1
1) 15423.7
2) 2125.3
Missing547 
TOTAL228100.0
221) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are 25 years of age and over? (HH_25UP)
TOTAL%
0) None111.5
1) 1658.9
2) 262284.9
3) 3314.2
4) 440.5
Missing42 
TOTAL733100.0
222) 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 adult577.6
2) Single parent81.1
3) Married no kids30440.3
4) Married with kids35547.1
5) Some other arrangement (Please describe your household here)304.0
Missing21 
TOTAL754100.0
223) Is the home in which you currently live rented by you, owned by you clear, owned with mortgage, owned by your congregation, or other? (HOM_NOW)
TOTAL%
1) Rented by you547.1
2) Owned by you clear577.5
3) Owned with mortgage50065.8
4) Owned by your congregregation13317.5
5) Other162.1
Missing15 
TOTAL760100.0
224) Where did you live five years ago, in October 1994? (HOM_94)
TOTAL%
1) Same house38850.6
2) Different house, same county8611.2
3) Different county, same state7810.2
4) Different state20727.0
5) Different country81.0
Missing8 
TOTAL767100.0
225) 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
TOTAL76032.85417
226) What is your race of origin? (Check all that apply) First response. (RACE1)
TOTAL%
1) White73696.2
2) Black70.9
3) Indian20.3
4) Asian121.6
5) Hispanic70.9
6) Some other race10.1
Missing10 
TOTAL765100.0
227) What is your race of origin? (Check all that apply) Second response. (RACE2)
TOTAL%
3) Indian1168.8
5) Hispanic212.5
6) Some other race318.8
Missing759 
TOTAL16100.0
228) Which of these categories best describes your total family income from all sources, before taxes, during 1998? (If you live alone, or with non-relatives, answer in terms of your own personal income.) (HH_INCOM)
TOTAL%
2) $10K-14,99910.1
3) $15K-19,99930.4
4) $20K-29,999314.1
5) $30K-39,999759.9
6) $40K-49,99911314.9
7) $50K-59,99911014.5
8) $60K-69,99910113.3
9) $70K-79,9998611.3
10) $80K-89,999699.1
11) $90K-99,999597.8
12) $100K-124,999638.3
13) $125K-149,999202.6
14) $150K+283.7
Missing16 
TOTAL759100.0
229) During the last year, approximately how much money did you and other family members in your household contribute to each of the following? Write your best estimate on the lines provided. To your congregation, in regular giving (not including special offerings or contributions to a capital campaign). (MNY_REG)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL7464325.4187568
230) During the last year, approximately how much money did you and other family members in your household contribute to each of the following? Write your best estimate on the lines provided. To your church, in giving to a special campaign, for example for a new or remodeled building, or for a new program for the church (MNY_SPEC)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL5261242.2744815
231) During the last year, approximately how much money did you and other family members in your household contribute to each of the following? Write your best estimate on the lines provided. To your congregation, in response to a special appeal for a ministry supported by the congregation, presbytery, or Presbyterian Church (USA), including the denomination-wide special offerings--One Great Hour of Sharing, Witness, Peacemaking, and Christmas Joy. (MNY_APPL)
TOTAL%
0) 446.6
15) 20.3
20) 50.8
25) 132.0
30) 30.5
36) 10.2
40) 81.2
50) 436.5
60) 30.5
66) 10.2
75) 71.1
90) 10.2
100) 11918.0
120) 30.5
125) 30.5
150) 335.0
180) 10.2
195) 10.2
200) 9113.7
225) 20.3
250) 284.2
280) 10.2
300) 548.2
325) 10.2
350) 30.5
360) 20.3
400) 182.7
425) 20.3
450) 20.3
500) 7911.9
550) 10.2
600) 71.1
685) 10.2
700) 10.2
750) 30.5
800) 91.4
900) 10.2
1000) 365.4
1050) 10.2
1100) 30.5
1200) 30.5
1500) 81.2
2000) 40.6
2500) 10.2
2800) 10.2
3000) 60.9
9100) 10.2
99999) 10.2
Missing113 
TOTAL662100.0
232) 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 (USA)? (MNY_OUTS)
TOTAL%
1) $014319.2
2) $1-509412.6
3) $51-100689.1
4) $101-50022630.3
5) $501-10007910.6
6) $1001-2000476.3
7) $2001+8911.9
Missing29 
TOTAL746100.0
233) 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) $0304.0
2) $1-509312.3
3) $51-10013317.6
4) $101-50031842.1
5) $501-100010013.2
6) $1001-2000435.7
7) $2001 or more\$2001+L395.2
Missing19 
TOTAL756100.0
234) [If BEF_SEM is yes] Before entering seminary for your B.D. or M.Div., were you engaged in any long-term secular job or career? How long were you in that job or career? (BEF_SEMA)
TOTAL%
2) 15.6
3) 316.7
5) 211.1
6) 15.6
7) 527.8
8) 211.1
10) 211.1
12) 15.6
13) 15.6
Missing757 
TOTAL18100.0
235) No degree (NODEGREE)
TOTAL%
1) 3100.0
Missing772 
TOTAL3100.0
236) Sample (SAMPLE)
TOTAL%
3) Pastors61179.5
4) Spec Clergy15820.5
Missing6 
TOTAL769100.0
237) I-AGE: What is your present age? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-AGE)
TOTAL%
0) Under 408911.6
1) 40-4926935.2
2) 50-6435746.7
3) 65+506.5
Missing10 
TOTAL765100.0
238) 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%
0) Less than $20,00040.5
1) $20K-$49,99921928.9
2) $50K-$99,99942556.0
3) 100K+11114.6
Missing16 
TOTAL759100.0
239) I-RACE: What is your race of origin? (Check all that apply) First response (for use with online analysis) (I-RACE)
TOTAL%
1) White73696.2
2) Black70.9
3) Indian20.3
4) Asian121.6
5) Hispanic70.9
6) Some other race10.1
Missing10 
TOTAL765100.0
240) I-PARTYID: Generally speaking, do you think of yourself as a Democrat, Independent, Republican, or other? (for use with online analysis). (I-PARTYID)
TOTAL%
1) Democrat39952.5
2) Independent15320.1
3) Republican19225.3
4) Other162.1
Missing15 
TOTAL760100.0
241) I-GENDER: What is your sex? (Recoded for use with online analysis). (I-GENDER)
TOTAL%
1) Female16821.9
2) Male59878.1
Missing9 
TOTAL766100.0