Presbyterian Panel Survey, November 2002 -- End -of-Life Issues, Clergy

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All frequencies are raw numbers (no weights used).
1) Panel Identification Number (NEWCODE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL78760755.742439
2) Do you think a person has the right to end his or her own life if this person has an incurable disease? (ENDLIFE1)
TOTAL%
1) Yes27435.0
2) No36446.5
3) Not sure14518.5
Missing4 
TOTAL783100.0
3) Do you think a person has the right to end his or her own life if this person has dishonored his or her family? (ENDLIFE2)
TOTAL%
1) Yes374.8
2) No71792.8
3) Not sure192.5
Missing14 
TOTAL773100.0
4) Do you think a person has the right to end his or her own life if this person has gone bankrupt? (ENDLIFE3)
TOTAL%
1) Yes374.8
2) No72493.7
3) Not sure121.6
Missing14 
TOTAL773100.0
5) Do you think a person has the right to end his or her own life if this person is tired of living and ready to die? (ENDLIFE4)
TOTAL%
1) Yes678.6
2) No63081.2
3) Not sure7910.2
Missing11 
TOTAL776100.0
6) Do you think that the law should allow doctors to comply with the wishes of a dying patient in severe distress who asks to have his or her life ended, or not? (DRCOMPLY)
TOTAL%
1) Yes33843.1
2) No30839.2
3) Not sure13917.7
Missing2 
TOTAL785100.0
7) If a member of your family were terminally ill and wanted to die, would you be willing to help him/her? (HELPILL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes18623.8
2) No35345.1
3) Not sure24331.1
Missing5 
TOTAL782100.0
8) If you personally had a disease that could not be cured and were living in severe pain, would you consider committing suicide, or not? (CONSIDER)
TOTAL%
1) Yes25031.9
2) No28336.1
3) Not sure25031.9
Missing4 
TOTAL783100.0
9) In the past five year, have you experienced the death of a family member or close friend? (DEATHFAM)
TOTAL%
1) Yes64181.9
2) No14218.1
Missing4 
TOTAL783100.0
10) [ASK ONLY IF DEATHFAM=1 "YES"]Was the death the result of a terminal illness, such as cancer or AIDS? (AIDS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes42667.1
2) No20932.9
Missing152 
TOTAL635100.0
11) Most people think about death sometimes. Do you think about death very often, often, fairly often, fairly seldom, or very seldom? (THINKDTH)
TOTAL%
1) Very often395.0
2) Often10913.9
3) Fairly often24731.4
4) Fairly seldom28035.6
5) Very seldom11114.1
Missing1 
TOTAL786100.0
12) Are you afraid to die, or not? (AFRAID)
TOTAL%
1) Yes648.2
2) No62079.1
3) Not sure10012.8
Missing3 
TOTAL784100.0
13) Thinking about your own death, where do you think you are most likely to die? (DIEWHERE)
TOTAL%
1) In a hospital12415.8
2) In a nursing home506.4
3) In a hospice627.9
4) At home20826.5
5) Elsewhere (specify)455.7
6) Not sure29737.8
Missing1 
TOTAL786100.0
14) Here are some specific concerns people have about their own death. Please tell us to what extent you are fearful about the following regarding your own death? Dying in pain. (CONCRN1)
TOTAL%
1) Very fearful9512.1
2) Somewhat fearful41352.6
3) Not very fearful21527.4
4) Not at all fearful516.5
5) Not sure111.4
Missing2 
TOTAL785100.0
15) Here are some specific concerns people have about their own death. Please tell us to what extent you are fearful about the following regarding your own death? Dying alone. (CONCRN2)
TOTAL%
1) Very fearful526.6
2) Somewhat fearful18723.8
3) Not very fearful33642.7
4) Not at all fearful20325.8
5) Not sure81.0
Missing1 
TOTAL786100.0
16) Here are some specific concerns people have about their own death. Please tell us to what extent you are fearful about the following regarding your own death? Leaving your loved ones behind. (CONCRN3)
TOTAL%
1) Very fearful9011.5
2) Somewhat fearful31940.8
3) Not very fearful21427.4
4) Not at all fearful15519.8
5) Not sure30.4
Missing6 
TOTAL781100.0
17) Here are some specific concerns people have about their own death. Please tell us to what extent you are fearful about the following regarding your own death? Not knowing what will happen to you after you die. (CONCRN4)
TOTAL%
1) Very fearful70.9
2) Somewhat fearful314.0
3) Not very fearful13317.0
4) Not at all fearful60477.2
5) Not sure70.9
Missing5 
TOTAL782100.0
18) As you think about your own death, how important is each of the following considerations? Emotional matters: having someone who will listen. (IMPRT1)
TOTAL%
1) Very important41052.6
2) Important26934.5
3) Somewhat important769.8
4) Not important243.1
Missing8 
TOTAL779100.0
19) As you think about your own death, how important is each of the following considerations? Emotional matters: maintaining your dignity. (IMPRT2)
TOTAL%
1) Very important34544.2
2) Important32942.1
3) Somewhat important8911.4
4) Not important182.3
Missing6 
TOTAL781100.0
20) As you think about your own death, how important is each of the following considerations? Emotional matters: maintaining a sense of humor. (IMPRT3)
TOTAL%
1) Very important36446.6
2) Important34043.5
3) Somewhat important648.2
4) Not important131.7
Missing6 
TOTAL781100.0
21) As you think about your own death, how important is each of the following considerations? Emotional matters: being mentally aware. (IMPRT4)
TOTAL%
1) Very important31039.7
2) Important33142.4
3) Somewhat important11514.7
4) Not important243.1
Missing7 
TOTAL780100.0
22) As you think about your own death, how important is each of the following considerations? Emotional matters: having a chance to say goodbye to important people in your life. (IMPRT5)
TOTAL%
1) Very important47260.4
2) Important23730.3
3) Somewhat important638.1
4) Not important101.3
Missing5 
TOTAL782100.0
23) As you think about your own death, how important is each of the following considerations? Medical matters: knowing what to expect about your physical condition. (IMPRT6)
TOTAL%
1) Very important39950.9
2) Important32942.0
3) Somewhat important526.6
4) Not important40.5
Missing3 
TOTAL784100.0
24) As you think about your own death, how important is each of the following considerations? Medical matters: trusting your doctor. (IMPRT7)
TOTAL%
1) Very important48862.2
2) Important26633.9
3) Somewhat important273.4
4) Not important30.4
Missing3 
TOTAL784100.0
25) As you think about your own death, how important is each of the following considerations? Medical matters: being kept clean. (IMPRT8)
TOTAL%
1) Very important32140.9
2) Important40852.0
3) Somewhat important536.8
4) Not important20.3
Missing3 
TOTAL784100.0
26) As you think about your own death, how important is each of the following considerations? Medical matters: having a nurse with whom you feel comfortable. (IMPRT9)
TOTAL%
1) Very important27134.6
2) Important39250.0
3) Somewhat important10913.9
4) Not important121.5
Missing3 
TOTAL784100.0
27) As you think about your own death, how important is each of the following considerations? Spiritual matters: coming to peace with God. (IMPRT10)
TOTAL%
1) Very important62179.9
2) Important12416.0
3) Somewhat important151.9
4) Not important172.2
Missing10 
TOTAL777100.0
28) As you think about your own death, how important is each of the following considerations? Spiritual matters: coming to peace with other persons. (IMPRT11)
TOTAL%
1) Very important46859.8
2) Important25432.5
3) Somewhat important546.9
4) Not important60.8
Missing5 
TOTAL782100.0
29) As you think about your own death, how important is each of the following considerations? Spiritual matters: praying. (IMPRT12)
TOTAL%
1) Very important55470.8
2) Important17822.8
3) Somewhat important455.8
4) Not important50.6
Missing5 
TOTAL782100.0
30) As you think about your own death, how important is each of the following considerations? Spiritual matters: meeting with a minister. (IMPRT13)
TOTAL%
1) Very important18723.9
2) Important31940.8
3) Somewhat important20526.2
4) Not important719.1
Missing5 
TOTAL782100.0
31) As you think about your own death, how important is each of the following considerations? Spiritual matters: meeting with another spiritual guide. (IMPRT14)
TOTAL%
1) Very important10713.8
2) Important22328.7
3) Somewhat important23430.1
4) Not important21327.4
Missing10 
TOTAL777100.0
32) As you think about your own death, how important is each of the following considerations? Spiritual matters: having a chance to talk about the meaning of death. (IMPRT15)
TOTAL%
1) Very important19625.0
2) Important28236.0
3) Somewhat important21727.7
4) Not important8911.4
Missing3 
TOTAL784100.0
33) As you think about your own death, how important is each of the following considerations? Practical matters: having financial affairs in order. (IMPRT16)
TOTAL%
1) Very important41753.3
2) Important32942.1
3) Somewhat important314.0
4) Not important50.6
Missing5 
TOTAL782100.0
34) As you think about your own death, how important is each of the following considerations? Practical matters: not being a burden to your family. (IMPRT17)
TOTAL%
1) Very important44757.2
2) Important26734.2
3) Somewhat important557.0
4) Not important121.5
Missing6 
TOTAL781100.0
35) As you think about your own death, how important is each of the following considerations? Practical matters: having funeral or memorial service arrangements planned. (IMPRT18)
TOTAL%
1) Very important21227.2
2) Important35145.0
3) Somewhat important18223.3
4) Not important354.5
Missing7 
TOTAL780100.0
36) As you think about your own death, how important is each of the following considerations? Practical matters: having someone to make decisions in the event that you cannot make them for yourself. (IMPRT19)
TOTAL%
1) Very important46559.6
2) Important27735.5
3) Somewhat important374.7
4) Not important10.1
Missing7 
TOTAL780100.0
37) Do you have a will, or not? (WILL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes63781.4
2) No14618.6
Missing4 
TOTAL783100.0
38) [ASK ONLY IF WILL=1 "YES"]When was it most recently updated? (WILLYEAR)
TOTAL%
0) 20006011.0
1) 20015810.7
2) 20026411.8
66) 6620.4
69) 6920.4
70) 7020.4
72) 7230.6
73) 7310.2
75) 7530.6
76) 7610.2
78) 7820.4
79) 7920.4
80) 8081.5
81) 8120.4
82) 8261.1
83) 8350.9
84) 8450.9
85) 85152.8
86) 86173.1
87) 8791.7
88) 8871.3
89) 8991.7
90) 90336.1
91) 9130.6
92) 92213.9
93) 9391.7
94) 94203.7
95) 95285.2
96) 96275.0
97) 97244.4
98) 98397.2
99) 995610.3
Missing244 
TOTAL543100.0
39) [ASK ONLY IF WILL=2 "NO"]Are you planning to write a will? (PLANWILL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes13485.4
2) No106.4
3) Not sure138.3
Missing630 
TOTAL157100.0
40) Have you signed an organ donation card or otherwise indicated in writing your willingness to let your organs be taken after your death to transplant into others? (ORGDONOR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes56472.0
2) No19925.4
3) Not sure202.6
Missing4 
TOTAL783100.0
41) Do you have a living will written or a written document that you have given to your doctors or family members expressing your wishes about whether you want heroic measures to be taken on your behalf if you should become critically ill and could not make decisions on your own? (LIVWILL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes41853.3
2) No35144.8
3) Not sure151.9
Missing3 
TOTAL784100.0
42) Regarding the disposition of your body after death, would you prefer (if permitted in your state) that your body be: (BODY)
TOTAL%
1) Embalmed before earth burial?13116.8
2) Embalmed before entombment above ground?40.5
3) Embalmed before cremation?303.8
4) Cremated after death, without embalming?39150.0
5) Donated to medical research?8811.3
6) No preference8210.5
7) Not sure567.2
Missing5 
TOTAL782100.0
43) If you prefer cremation, would you prefer that your ashes be: (CREMATE)
TOTAL%
1) Buried in the ground?15324.8
2) Placed in a columbarium (memorial vault)?6610.7
3) Kept by a family member or friend?61.0
4) Scattered20132.5
5) No preference14924.1
6) Not sure437.0
Missing169 
TOTAL618100.0
44) [ASK ONLY IF CREMATE=4 "SCATTERED?"]At this location: (SCATTRD)
TOTAL%
1) Specific place (e.g., family farm, island in Gulf, columbarium garden, etc.)7454.0
2) General place (e.g., mountains, sea, woods)6346.0
Missing650 
TOTAL137100.0
45) What sort of service, if any, would you like to have after your death? (SERVICE)
TOTAL%
1) Funeral service (body/ashes present)17622.4
2) Memorial service (body/ashes not present)53468.1
3) No preference638.0
4) Not sure81.0
5) Don't want any sort of service30.4
Missing3 
TOTAL784100.0
46) Have you written out any plans or guidelines for your own funeral/memorial service? (PLANS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes19625.5
2) No57374.5
Missing18 
TOTAL769100.0
47) [ASK ONLY IF PLANS=1 "YES"]Have you given your pastor or another minister a copy of these plans? (PLANS2)
TOTAL%
1) Yes6726.1
2) No19073.9
Missing530 
TOTAL257100.0
48) Who would you prefer preside at your own funeral/memorial service? (PRESIDE)
TOTAL%
1) My pastor21528.1
2) Another minister33643.9
3) No preference7910.3
4) Not sure749.7
5) Other (specify)628.1
Missing21 
TOTAL766100.0
49) Where would you like this service to be? (LOCATION)
TOTAL%
1) At your home church60177.2
2) At another church486.2
3) At a funeral home81.0
4) No preference496.3
5) Not sure384.9
6) Other (specify)344.4
Missing9 
TOTAL778100.0
50) When would you prefer to have a committal (e.g., graveside) ceremony of your body/ashes? (COMMITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Before a funeral/memorial service20426.3
2) After a funeral/memorial service28837.1
3) No preference16321.0
4) Not sure283.6
5) Don't want a committal ceremony617.9
6) Not applicable324.1
Missing11 
TOTAL776100.0
51) If your body were present at your funeral/memorial service, would you want: (BODYSRVC)
TOTAL%
1) A closed casket63786.4
2) An open casket334.5
3) No preference476.4
4) Not sure202.7
Missing50 
TOTAL737100.0
52) [ASK ONLY IF BODYSRVC=1 "A CLOSED CASKET"]How would you prefer that it be presented? (PRESENT)
TOTAL%
1) A flag draped over it304.7
2) A pall or other drape27543.0
3) Nothing over it23837.2
4) Not sure203.1
5) No preference7411.6
6) A personal item placed/draped on it30.5
Missing147 
TOTAL640100.0
53) Overall, would you prefer a funeral or memorial service that is: (PREFER)
TOTAL%
1) Traditional/mostly traditional44357.4
2) Contemporary/mostly contemporary425.4
3) Split evenly between traditional/contemporary21127.3
4) No preference658.4
5) Not sure111.4
Missing15 
TOTAL772100.0
54) Which of these elements would you want in your funeral/memorial service? : Celebration of the Lord's Supper (ELEMNTS1)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked67685.9
1) Checked11114.1
TOTAL787100.0
55) Which of these elements would you want in your funeral/memorial service? : A sermon (ELEMNTS2)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked30739.0
1) Checked48061.0
TOTAL787100.0
56) Which of these elements would you want in your funeral/memorial service? : A eulogy delivered by a family member (ELEMNTS3)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked54068.6
1) Checked24731.4
TOTAL787100.0
57) Which of these elements would you want in your funeral/memorial service? : A eulogy delivered by a friend or pastor (ELEMNTS4)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked34644.0
1) Checked44156.0
TOTAL787100.0
58) Which of these elements would you want in your funeral/memorial service? : Time for impromptu remarks by attendees (ELEMNTS5)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked44156.0
1) Checked34644.0
TOTAL787100.0
59) Which of these elements would you want in your funeral/memorial service? : Other (specify) (ELEMNTS6)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked59075.0
1) Checked19725.0
TOTAL787100.0
60) What readings or music would you like to have as part of your funeral/memorial service? : Bible reading(s) (MUSIC1)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked374.7
1) Checked75095.3
TOTAL787100.0
61) What readings or music would you like to have as part of your funeral/memorial service? : Other reading(s) (MUSIC2)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked63180.2
1) Checked15619.8
TOTAL787100.0
62) What readings or music would you like to have as part of your funeral/memorial service? : Traditional hymn(s) (MUSIC3)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked9311.8
1) Checked69488.2
TOTAL787100.0
63) What readings or music would you like to have as part of your funeral/memorial service? : Contemporary hymn(s) (MUSIC4)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked52767.0
1) Checked26033.0
TOTAL787100.0
64) What readings or music would you like to have as part of your funeral/memorial service? : Other contemporary Christian song(s) (MUSIC5)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked66083.9
1) Checked12716.1
TOTAL787100.0
65) What readings or music would you like to have as part of your funeral/memorial service? : Sacred instrumental music (MUSIC6)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked42954.5
1) Checked35845.5
TOTAL787100.0
66) What readings or music would you like to have as part of your funeral/memorial service? : Classical instrumental music (MUSIC7)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked55770.8
1) Checked23029.2
TOTAL787100.0
67) What readings or music would you like to have as part of your funeral/memorial service? : Contemporary Christian instrumental music (MUSIC8)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked72091.5
1) Checked678.5
TOTAL787100.0
68) What readings or music would you like to have as part of your funeral/memorial service? : Popular/"secular" instrumental music (MUSIC9)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked75896.3
1) Checked293.7
TOTAL787100.0
69) What readings or music would you like to have as part of your funeral/memorial service? : Bible reading as part of your funeral (MUSIC10)
TOTAL%
10) Psalms82.1
11) Psalm 882.1
12) Psalm 2110.3
13) Psalm 239624.7
14) Psalm 4661.5
16) Psalm 9061.5
17) Psalm 10030.8
18) Psalm 103102.6
19) Psalm 11620.5
20) Psalm 121153.9
21) Psalm 12210.3
22) Psalm 12310.3
23) Psalm 139215.4
24) Psalm 9110.3
26) Micah 610.3
27) Psalm 8420.5
28) Romans 1430.8
29) John 330.8
30) Ecclesiastes 392.3
31) Isaiah 2541.0
32) Isaiah 40123.1
33) Lamentations10.3
34) Philippians 310.3
37) Genesis 320.5
41) Isaiah 1210.3
42) John 1520.5
44) Philippians 120.5
45) Ephesians 310.3
46) Psalm 4210.3
47) First Corinthians 1320.5
48) Second Corinthians 420.5
49) Second Corinthians 510.3
51) Luke 120.5
53) John 1030.8
54) John 11112.8
55) John 145313.6
56) John 2110.3
57) Isaiah 4310.3
60) Romans41.0
61) Romans 520.5
63) Romans 85413.9
64) Romans 1210.3
70) First Corinthians 15215.4
71) Galatians 210.3
72) Ephesians 110.3
73) Philippians 430.8
74) One Thessalonians 510.3
80) Isaiah 5510.3
Missing398 
TOTAL389100.0
70) What readings or music would you like to have as part of your funeral/memorial service? : Music as part of your funeral (MUSIC11)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL33422.48520
71) Do you believe you will exist in some form after your death? (BELIEVE1)
TOTAL%
1) Yes74595.8
2) No101.3
3) Not sure233.0
Missing9 
TOTAL778100.0
72) Do you believe that the quality of existence after death is different for different people? (BELIEVE2)
TOTAL%
1) Yes42056.5
2) No14319.2
3) Not sure18124.3
Missing43 
TOTAL744100.0
73) Do you believe that the quality of existence after death is the same for everyone? (BELIEVE3)
TOTAL%
1) Yes14620.4
2) No36450.8
3) Not sure20628.8
Missing71 
TOTAL716100.0
74) Do you believe in the existence of heaven? (BELIEVE4)
TOTAL%
1) Yes68389.2
2) No273.5
3) Not sure567.3
Missing21 
TOTAL766100.0
75) Do you believe in the existence of hell? (BELIEVE5)
TOTAL%
1) Yes46661.4
2) No14118.6
3) Not sure15220.0
Missing28 
TOTAL759100.0
76) Here are some pairs of contrasting images about life after death. Using a scale of 1 to 7, indicate where you would place your image of life after death. A life like the one here only better……A life without many things which make our present life more enjoyable. (CNTRAST1)
TOTAL%
1) A life like the one here only better28239.9
2) 211716.6
3) 3689.6
4) Neutral13118.6
5) 5284.0
6) 6314.4
7) A life without many things which make our life enjoyable496.9
Missing81 
TOTAL706100.0
77) Here are some pairs of contrasting images about life after death. Using a scale of 1 to 7, indicate where you would place your image of life after death. A spiritual life, involving our mind but not our body……A paradise of pleasure and delights. (CNTRAST2)
TOTAL%
1) A spiritual life involving our mind10314.6
2) 29613.6
3) 37610.8
4) Neutral20228.7
5) 5578.1
6) 68812.5
7) A paradise of pleasure and delights8311.8
Missing82 
TOTAL705100.0
78) Here are some pairs of contrasting images about life after death. Using a scale of 1 to 7, indicate where you would place your image of life after death. A life of peaceful and tranquil contemplation……A life of intense action. (CNTRAST3)
TOTAL%
1) A life of peaceful and tranquil contemplation8512.0
2) 28912.5
3) 38512.0
4) Neutral29040.8
5) 5679.4
6) 6557.7
7) A life of intense action405.6
Missing76 
TOTAL711100.0
79) Here are some pairs of contrasting images about life after death. Using a scale of 1 to 7, indicate where you would place your image of life after death. A pale, shadowy form of life, hardly life at all……A life of complete fulfillment, spiritual and physical. (CNTRAST4)
TOTAL%
1) A pale shadowy form of life60.8
2) 271.0
3) 320.3
4) Neutral517.0
5) 5537.3
6) 611916.3
7) A life of complete fulfillment49167.4
Missing58 
TOTAL729100.0
80) Request for past summaries (REQUEST)
TOTAL%
0) No Request77398.2
1) Request Past Summaries141.8
TOTAL787100.0
81) Sample (SAMPLE)
TOTAL%
3) Clergy787100.0
TOTAL787100.0
82) Survey form (SURVEY)
TOTAL%
1) Paper73893.8
2) Web496.2
TOTAL787100.0
83) 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) 50.6
59) 70.9
60) 151.9
61) 141.8
62) 131.7
63) 182.3
64) 202.6
65) 162.1
66) 121.6
67) 172.2
68) 151.9
69) 182.3
70) 91.2
71) 222.8
72) 263.4
73) 131.7
74) 192.5
75) 243.1
76) 162.1
77) 172.2
78) 172.2
79) 334.3
80) 293.7
81) 212.7
82) 212.7
83) 212.7
84) 243.1
85) 192.5
86) 243.1
87) 324.1
88) 182.3
89) 202.6
90) 151.9
91) 141.8
92) 202.6
93) 212.7
94) 212.7
95) 182.3
96) 212.7
97) 212.7
98) 162.1
99) 10.1
Missing13 
TOTAL774100.0
84) If you were ordained by a denomination other than the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) or one of its predecessor denominations, name that body. (DENOMORD)
TOTAL%
1) Baptist1114.3
2) Disciples of Christ11.3
4) Lutheran11.3
5) Methodist22.6
6) Presbyterian4355.8
7) Other Presbyterian22.6
8) Reformed56.5
10) United Church of Christ11.3
66) Reformed Church in America11.3
70) Other67.8
73) Canadian Presbyterian11.3
74) UPC22.6
99) Other11.3
Missing710 
TOTAL77100.0
85) Are you presently enrolled in a graduate school, seminary, or theological school? (Check the appropriate box) (ENRLPRES)
TOTAL%
1) Yes628.2
2) No69891.8
Missing27 
TOTAL760100.0
86) [IF YES TO ENRLPRES], degree: (ENRLDEGR)
TOTAL%
1) M.C.E./M.R.E.23.6
3) Thm-Stm11.8
4) D.Min3970.9
5) Ph.D./S.T.D./Th.D.814.5
6) Other59.1
Missing732 
TOTAL55100.0
87) [IF YES TO ENRLPRES], school: (ENRLSCHO)
TOTAL%
5) Austin24.7
8) Bethel24.7
16) Claremont12.3
18) Columbia1125.6
30) Fuller511.6
33) Gordon Conwell12.3
41) Louisville Pts12.3
43) Lutheran Pa12.3
45) McCormick37.0
52) New Brunswick12.3
57) NW Lutheran Theo12.3
63) Pittsburgh24.7
65) Princeton12.3
66) Reformed12.3
68) San Francisco12.3
74) Trinity Evangelical12.3
78) Union VA12.3
99) Other716.3
Missing744 
TOTAL43100.0
88) 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) Yes24732.5
2) No51267.5
Missing28 
TOTAL759100.0
89) 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 degree81.0
48) 4810.1
52) 5210.1
53) 5320.3
54) 5410.1
55) 5530.4
56) 5620.3
57) 5730.4
58) 5850.7
59) 5981.0
60) 60182.4
61) 61141.8
62) 62121.6
63) 63192.5
64) 64192.5
65) 65162.1
66) 66141.8
67) 67162.1
68) 68192.5
69) 69162.1
70) 7060.8
71) 71314.1
72) 72233.0
73) 73152.0
74) 74131.7
75) 75253.3
76) 76121.6
77) 77172.2
78) 78243.1
79) 79354.6
80) 80243.1
81) 81172.2
82) 82212.7
83) 83243.1
84) 84233.0
85) 85233.0
86) 86263.4
87) 87253.3
88) 88233.0
89) 89141.8
90) 90202.6
91) 91141.8
92) 92253.3
93) 93131.7
94) 94162.1
95) 95172.2
96) 96182.4
97) 97172.2
98) 9860.8
99) 9910.1
Missing22 
TOTAL765100.0
90) [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
TOTAL74851.63224
91) 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) Yes28837.7
2) No47662.3
Missing23 
TOTAL764100.0
92) [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 checked67998.1
1) Checked131.9
Missing95 
TOTAL692100.0
93) [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) 16.7
62) 16.7
63) 320.0
64) 16.7
67) 16.7
68) 16.7
69) 16.7
72) 16.7
75) 16.7
77) 213.3
84) 16.7
97) 16.7
Missing772 
TOTAL15100.0
94) [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 Pts16.7
51) Nazarene16.7
64) PSCE853.3
65) Princeton213.3
75) Union/Auburn16.7
99) Other213.3
Missing772 
TOTAL15100.0
95) [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 checked64392.7
1) Checked517.3
Missing93 
TOTAL694100.0
96) [IF YES TO OTH_DEG] Please indicate the degree(s), year(s) received, and school(s) - year received M.A. (OSCH_MA)
TOTAL%
55) 23.6
58) 11.8
61) 11.8
62) 23.6
64) 23.6
66) 23.6
67) 11.8
68) 11.8
69) 11.8
70) 23.6
72) 23.6
73) 23.6
74) 47.1
75) 11.8
76) 23.6
77) 23.6
78) 23.6
79) 11.8
80) 11.8
81) 23.6
83) 35.4
84) 23.6
85) 11.8
86) 23.6
88) 23.6
89) 58.9
90) 23.6
92) 23.6
94) 11.8
95) 11.8
96) 11.8
Missing731 
TOTAL56100.0
97) [IF YES TO OTH_DEG] Please indicate the degree(s), year(s) received, and school(s) - school received M.A. (OYR_MA)
TOTAL%
9) Brite11.8
16) Claremont23.6
18) Columbia23.6
22) Dubuque35.5
30) Fuller23.6
31) Garrett Evangelical11.8
41) Louisville Pts11.8
48) Methodist11.8
53) New York11.8
63) Pittsburgh11.8
64) PSCE1323.6
74) Trinity Evangelical11.8
78) Union VA11.8
79) University of Notre Dame11.8
88) Yale11.8
99) Other2341.8
Missing732 
TOTAL55100.0
98) [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 checked64993.2
1) Checked476.8
Missing91 
TOTAL696100.0
99) [IF YES TO OTH_DEG] Please indicate the degree(s), year(s) received, and school(s) - year received Th.M./S.T.M. (OSCH_THM)
TOTAL%
61) 11.9
62) 35.8
64) 23.8
65) 35.8
66) 23.8
67) 611.5
68) 11.9
69) 23.8
70) 23.8
71) 11.9
72) 11.9
73) 23.8
74) 23.8
75) 23.8
76) 11.9
78) 23.8
79) 11.9
80) 35.8
81) 11.9
82) 11.9
85) 23.8
87) 11.9
89) 35.8
90) 11.9
91) 11.9
92) 23.8
93) 23.8
98) 11.9
Missing735 
TOTAL52100.0
100) [IF YES TO OTH_DEG] Please indicate the degree(s), year(s) received, and school(s) - school received Th.M./S.T.M. (OYR_THM)
TOTAL%
2) Andover Newton11.9
9) Brite11.9
16) Claremont11.9
18) Columbia59.3
22) Dubuque23.7
28) Evangelical Puerto Rico11.9
30) Fuller11.9
34) Harvard University11.9
45) McCormick11.9
53) New York23.7
61) Perkins11.9
63) Pittsburgh11.9
65) Princeton2240.7
68) San Francisco23.7
75) Union-Auburn11.9
78) Union VA47.4
88) Yale23.7
99) Other59.3
Missing733 
TOTAL54100.0
101) [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 checked55677.5
1) Checked16122.5
Missing70 
TOTAL717100.0
102) [IF YES TO OTH_DEG] Please indicate the degree(s), year(s) received, and school(s) - year received D.Min. (OSCH_DMN)
TOTAL%
63) 10.6
69) 10.6
70) 21.1
72) 10.6
73) 10.6
74) 21.1
75) 52.8
76) 52.8
77) 42.2
78) 31.7
79) 52.8
80) 105.6
81) 52.8
82) 84.4
83) 105.6
84) 52.8
85) 116.1
86) 73.9
87) 73.9
88) 42.2
89) 73.9
90) 116.1
91) 105.6
92) 95.0
93) 63.3
94) 73.9
95) 95.0
96) 116.1
97) 10.6
98) 73.9
99) 52.8
Missing607 
TOTAL180100.0
103) [IF YES TO OTH_DEG] Please indicate the degree(s), year(s) received, and school(s) - school received D.Min. (OYR_DMN)
TOTAL%
2) Andover Newton10.6
4) Ashland10.6
5) Austin84.5
8) Bethel10.6
11) Candler10.6
14) Chicago Theo10.6
15) Christian Theo21.1
17) Colgate Rochester10.6
18) Columbia179.7
20) Covenant10.6
21) Drew21.1
22) Dubuque10.6
24) Eastern Baptist52.8
25) Eden10.6
30) Fuller158.5
33) Gordon Conwell10.6
34) Harvard University10.6
39) Lancaster10.6
41) Louisville Pts63.4
45) McCormick3117.6
63) Pittsburgh169.1
65) Princeton126.8
68) San Francisco158.5
71) St Mary's10.6
75) Union-Auburn10.6
77) United Theo MN31.7
78) Union VA1910.8
81) Vanderbilt31.7
84) Western Theo Sem21.1
99) Other63.4
Missing611 
TOTAL176100.0
104) [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 checked64693.5
1) Checked456.5
Missing96 
TOTAL691100.0
105) [IF YES TO OTH_DEG] Please indicate the degree(s), year(s) received, and school(s) - year received Ph.D./S.T.D./Th.D. (OSCH_PHD)
TOTAL%
63) 12.2
64) 36.7
66) 12.2
69) 12.2
70) 12.2
71) 12.2
72) 24.4
73) 36.7
74) 24.4
76) 36.7
78) 12.2
79) 12.2
81) 24.4
82) 48.9
83) 24.4
84) 12.2
86) 12.2
87) 24.4
90) 48.9
91) 24.4
92) 24.4
94) 12.2
95) 12.2
97) 24.4
99) 12.2
Missing742 
TOTAL45100.0
106) [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%
16) Claremont12.3
18) Columbia12.3
22) Dubuque12.3
23) Duke University49.1
34) Harvard University12.3
45) McCormick12.3
57) NW Lutheran Theo12.3
63) Pittsburgh12.3
65) Princeton36.8
68) San Francisco12.3
75) Union-Auburn12.3
78) Union VA36.8
79) University of Notre Dame24.5
81) Vanderbilt12.3
88) Yale24.5
99) Other2045.5
Missing743 
TOTAL44100.0
107) [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 checked67497.4
1) Checked182.6
Missing95 
TOTAL692100.0
108) [IF YES TO OTH_DEG] Please indicate the degree(s), year(s) received, and school(s) - year received other degree (OSCH_OTH)
TOTAL%
57) 15.9
60) 15.9
64) 15.9
67) 15.9
71) 15.9
74) 15.9
79) 15.9
80) 15.9
81) 211.8
84) 15.9
86) 15.9
90) 211.8
91) 15.9
94) 15.9
95) 15.9
Missing770 
TOTAL17100.0
109) [IF YES TO OTH_DEG] Please indicate the degree(s), year(s) received, and school(s) - school received other degree (OYR_OTH)
TOTAL%
38) Johnson C Smith15.9
65) Princeton15.9
71) St Marys15.9
78) Union VA15.9
99) Other1376.5
Missing770 
TOTAL17100.0
110) What is the highest level of formal education you have attained besides your theological or Christian education training? (HIGH_DEG)
TOTAL%
2) Completed high school20.3
3) Some college30.4
4) College graduate44258.5
5) Some graduate work12616.7
6) Graduate degree18224.1
Missing32 
TOTAL755100.0
111) What category(-ies) below describes your current paid employment? (Check all that apply) - First response (EMP_CAT1)
TOTAL%
1) Pastor in a congregation63181.7
2) Non-parish job or ministry11715.2
3) Unemployed70.9
4) Retired from active ministry172.2
Missing15 
TOTAL772100.0
112) What category(-ies) below describes your current paid employment? (Check all that apply) - Second response (EMP_CAT2)
TOTAL%
2) Non-parish job3085.7
4) Retired from active ministry514.3
Missing752 
TOTAL35100.0
113) If you currently serve as a pastor in one or more congregations, do you consider yourself a full-time or part-time parish pastor? (PSTRTIME)
TOTAL%
1) Full-time54787.1
2) Part-time8112.9
Missing159 
TOTAL628100.0
114) [IF PART-TIME FOR VARIABLE PSTR_TIME] specify hours per week. (PSTRPART)
TOTAL%
1) 22.5
2) 22.5
4) 11.2
5) 22.5
6) 33.7
8) 11.2
10) 44.9
11) 11.2
12) 11.2
14) 11.2
15) 67.4
16) 22.5
17) 11.2
18) 11.2
20) 1316.0
22) 11.2
23) 11.2
24) 911.1
25) 67.4
27) 11.2
28) 33.7
30) 89.9
32) 11.2
35) 67.4
39) 11.2
40) 22.5
50) 11.2
Missing706 
TOTAL81100.0
115) 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 Pastor28144.0
2) Senior Pastor14823.2
3) Asst-Asso Pastor12319.3
4) Co-Pastor243.8
5) Stated-Temp Supply152.4
6) Designated Pastor50.8
7) Interim Pastor223.4
8) Tentmaker20.3
9) Paid Parish Associate111.7
10) Other71.1
Missing149 
TOTAL638100.0
116) 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 Pastor69.4
2) Senior Pastor812.5
3) Asst Asso Pastor57.8
5) Stated-Temp Supply2031.3
6) Designated Pastor57.8
7) Interim Pastor914.1
8) Tentmaker34.7
9) Paid Parish Associate34.7
10) Other57.8
Missing723 
TOTAL64100.0
117) If you currently serve as a pastor in one or more congregations, how many congregations do you currently serve as pastor? (Include here congregations you are serving as stated or temporary supply.) (PSTRNUM1)
TOTAL%
1) One58693.6
2) Two or more406.4
Missing161 
TOTAL626100.0
118) [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) 2569.4
3) 719.4
4) 25.6
5) 25.6
Missing751 
TOTAL36100.0
119) [IF "TWO OR MORE" TO PSTR_NUM1] Are some or all of these congregations yoked as a larger parish? (PSTRYOKE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1538.5
2) No2461.5
Missing748 
TOTAL39100.0
120) What is the approximate membership of the congregation(s) you serve? Write the combined membership if you serve two or more. (CONGMEMB)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL628715.0641161
121) 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-time11868.2
2) Part-time5531.8
Missing614 
TOTAL173100.0
122) If you are currently employed part time in one or more non-parish jobs or ministries, specify hours per week. (If you have more than one, answer in terms of the combined hours.) (NPAR_PAR)
TOTAL%
4) 11.9
5) 23.8
6) 23.8
7) 11.9
8) 35.7
9) 11.9
10) 917.0
12) 35.7
15) 23.8
16) 35.7
20) 59.4
24) 11.9
25) 47.5
28) 11.9
30) 917.0
32) 23.8
35) 11.9
37) 11.9
40) 11.9
99) 11.9
Missing734 
TOTAL53100.0
123) 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 instit4426.7
2) Chaplain3320.0
3) Missionary42.4
4) National staff2414.5
5) Staff ecumenical42.4
6) Professional pastoral counselor63.6
7) Other employment5030.3
Missing622 
TOTAL165100.0
124) 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 instit14.8
2) Chaplain523.8
4) National Staff14.8
5) Staff ecumenical29.5
6) Professional pastoral counselor419.0
7) Other employment838.1
Missing766 
TOTAL21100.0
125) 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) Military84.7
2) Civilian63.5
3) Elementary/middle/ high school105.8
4) College/university2615.2
5) Seminary/theo school158.8
6) Hospital/med facility2112.3
7) Church/religious body3520.5
8) Other non-profit1911.1
9) For-profit1911.1
10) Other127.0
Missing616 
TOTAL171100.0
126) 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
4) College/university16.7
5) Seminary/theo school16.7
7) Church/religious body16.7
8) Other non-profit426.7
9) For-Profit320.0
10) Other426.7
Missing772 
TOTAL15100.0
127) If you are currently employed in one or more non-parish jobs or ministries, is this organization affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)? (NPAR_AFF)
TOTAL%
1) Yes7242.9
2) No9657.1
Missing619 
TOTAL168100.0
128) How old were you when you first became a member of a Presbyterian church? (HOWOLD)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL76520.86519
129) When you were growing up, say ages 10 to 12, how active were your parents in church? (PAR_ACTV)
TOTAL%
1) Very active42555.1
2) Generally active14018.1
3) Somewhat active668.5
4) Not very active607.8
5) Not active at all8010.4
6) Don't know10.1
Missing15 
TOTAL772100.0
130) 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) Baptist587.6
2) Disciples of Christ20.3
3) Episcopal101.3
4) Lutheran162.1
5) Methodist425.5
6) Presbyterian50566.4
7) Other Presbyterian152.0
8) Reformed172.2
9) Roman Catholic192.5
10) UCC172.2
11) Independent/non-denom152.0
12) Other405.3
13) None20.3
70) Other30.4
Missing26 
TOTAL761100.0
131) 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) Yes18324.4
2) No56675.6
Missing38 
TOTAL749100.0
132) [IF YES TO RELPAST] How many relatives are currently serving the church in full-time paid positions? (RELPAST2)
TOTAL%
0) 10.5
1) 11156.9
2) 5729.2
3) 105.1
4) 73.6
5) 52.6
6) 10.5
7) 21.0
10) 10.5
Missing592 
TOTAL195100.0
133) [IF YES TO RELPAST] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - My father (DADPAST)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked67697.7
1) Checked162.3
Missing95 
TOTAL692100.0
134) [IF YES TO RELPAST] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - My mother (MOMPAST)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked68799.4
1) Checked40.6
Missing96 
TOTAL691100.0
135) [IF YES TO RELPAST] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - My grandfather (GDADPAST)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked68899.7
1) Checked20.3
Missing97 
TOTAL690100.0
136) [IF YES TO RELPAST] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - My grandmother (GMOMPAST)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked68999.9
1) Checked10.1
Missing97 
TOTAL690100.0
137) [IF YES TO RELPAST] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - My son (SONPAST)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked68399.0
1) Checked71.0
Missing97 
TOTAL690100.0
138) [IF YES TO RELPAST] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - My daughter (DAUPAST)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked68799.4
1) Checked40.6
Missing96 
TOTAL691100.0
139) [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 checked64392.4
1) Checked537.6
Missing91 
TOTAL696100.0
140) [IF YES TO RELPAST] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - Other (OTHPAST)
TOTAL%
0) All Other57180.6
1) Grandchild40.6
2) Distant ancestor30.4
3) Aunt/Uncle172.4
4) Niece/nephew71.0
5) Cousin385.4
8) Spouse304.2
9) In-law385.4
Missing79 
TOTAL708100.0
141) 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) Yes25035.0
2) No46565.0
Missing72 
TOTAL715100.0
142) [IF YES TO RELCRCH] How many relatives in the past served the church in full-time paid positions? (Approximate number) (RELCRCH2)
TOTAL%
1) 13557.0
2) 4820.3
3) 2510.5
4) 145.9
5) 62.5
6) 41.7
7) 10.4
9) 10.4
10) 20.8
15) 10.4
Missing550 
TOTAL237100.0
143) [IF YES TO RELCRCH] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - My father (DADCHRCH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked63391.7
1) Checked578.3
Missing97 
TOTAL690100.0
144) [IF YES TO RELCRCH] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - My mother (MOMCHRCH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked67196.4
1) Checked253.6
Missing91 
TOTAL696100.0
145) [IF YES TO RELCRCH] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - My grandfather (GDADCRCH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked63291.3
1) Checked608.7
Missing95 
TOTAL692100.0
146) [IF YES TO RELCRCH] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - My grandmother (GMOMCRCH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked68197.6
1) Checked172.4
Missing89 
TOTAL698100.0
147) [IF YES TO RELCRCH] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - My son (SONCHRCH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked68899.7
1) Checked20.3
Missing97 
TOTAL690100.0
148) [IF YES TO RELCRCH] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - My daughter (DAUCHRCH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked68899.7
1) Checked20.3
Missing97 
TOTAL690100.0
149) [IF YES TO RELCRCH] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - A brother or sister (SIBCHRCH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked66997.0
1) Checked213.0
Missing97 
TOTAL690100.0
150) [IF YES TO RELCRCH] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - Other (OTHCHRCH)
TOTAL%
0) All other55878.6
2) Distant ancestor608.5
3) Aunt/uncle628.7
4) Niece/nephew10.1
5) Cousin101.4
8) Spouse71.0
9) In-law121.7
Missing77 
TOTAL710100.0
151) Which of the following terms best describes your current stand on theological issues? (LIB_CONS)
TOTAL%
1) Very conservative253.3
2) Conservative19525.5
3) Moderate29738.8
4) Liberal20026.1
5) Very Liberal486.3
Missing22 
TOTAL765100.0
152) Do you believe that some or all of the Bible was inspired by God? (INSP_GOD)
TOTAL%
1) Yes72798.9
2) No81.1
Missing52 
TOTAL735100.0
153) [IF YES TO INSP_GOD] How much of what the Bible contains do you believe was inspired by God? (INSPMUCH)
TOTAL%
1) All of it48165.4
2) Almost all of it9112.4
3) Most of it10614.4
4) Some of it415.6
5) Only a very small amount10.1
6) Not sure152.0
Missing52 
TOTAL735100.0
154) 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 world91.2
2) Is a true account of how God created the world43458.5
3) Reflects human feelings about how the world might have been created29940.3
Missing45 
TOTAL742100.0
155) 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.8511.4
2) The Bible is without error of any kind in spiritual matters, but there are problems in other areas such as science and history40153.9
3) The Bible contains errors in both spiritual and secular matters25834.7
Missing43 
TOTAL744100.0
156) 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 Agree172.2
2) Agree526.7
3) Not sure131.7
4) Disagree40352.1
5) Strongly Disagree28837.3
Missing14 
TOTAL773100.0
157) 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 Agree121.6
2) Agree617.9
3) Not sure506.5
4) Disagree31240.4
5) Strongly Disagree33843.7
Missing14 
TOTAL773100.0
158) 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 Agree60478.3
2) Agree12616.3
3) Not sure344.4
4) Disagree50.6
5) Strongly Disagree20.3
Missing16 
TOTAL771100.0
159) 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 Agree35446.0
2) Agree18423.9
3) Not sure526.8
4) Disagree14418.7
5) Strongly Disagree364.7
Missing17 
TOTAL770100.0
160) 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 Agree14018.3
2) Agree11314.8
3) Not sure12015.7
4) Disagree23230.4
5) Strongly Disagree15920.8
Missing23 
TOTAL764100.0
161) 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 Agree46460.2
2) Agree29838.7
3) Not sure30.4
4) Disagree50.6
5) Strongly Disagree10.1
Missing16 
TOTAL771100.0
162) Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with the following statement. - The Devil (Satan) really exists. (DEVL_XST)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly Agree23029.9
2) Agree21828.4
3) Not sure9612.5
4) Disagree14919.4
5) Strongly Disagree759.8
Missing19 
TOTAL768100.0
163) 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 Agree27135.3
2) Agree20626.8
3) Not sure15019.5
4) Disagree9512.4
5) Strongly Disagree466.0
Missing19 
TOTAL768100.0
164) 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 daily38449.7
2) Several times a week25332.7
3) Weekly7710.0
4) Several times a month395.0
5) Once a month70.9
6) Several times a year101.3
7) Once a year or less30.4
Missing14 
TOTAL773100.0
165) 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 week15319.9
3) Weekly24531.9
4) Several times a month10313.4
5) Once a month395.1
6) Several times a year9312.1
7) Once a year or less405.2
8) Never344.4
Missing18 
TOTAL769100.0
166) 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 daily222.9
2) Several times a week9312.1
3) Weekly33143.2
4) Several times a month9412.3
5) Once a month526.8
6) Several times a year9111.9
7) Once a year or less435.6
8) Never415.3
Missing20 
TOTAL767100.0
167) Approximately how frequently do you engage in the following activity? (Check one box on each line) - Pray privately (OFT_PPRI)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/almost daily65385.0
2) Several times a week8110.5
3) Weekly212.7
4) Several times a month60.8
5) Once a month30.4
6) Several times a year30.4
8) Never10.1
Missing19 
TOTAL768100.0
168) 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 daily38249.4
2) Several times a week20426.4
3) Weekly9512.3
4) Several times a month374.8
5) Once a month91.2
6) Several times a year293.8
7) Once a year or less70.9
8) Never101.3
Missing14 
TOTAL773100.0
169) 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 daily324.2
2) Several times a week536.9
3) Weekly21227.7
4) Several times a month769.9
5) Once a month699.0
6) Several times a year12316.1
7) Once a year or less8511.1
8) Never11615.1
Missing21 
TOTAL766100.0
170) Do you believe that Jesus will return to earth some day? (JES_RTRN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes57877.0
2) No739.7
3) Not Sure10013.3
Missing36 
TOTAL751100.0
171) [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 200040.6
2) About as likely in 2000 as in any other year45071.3
3) Less likely in 2000254.0
4) No opinion15224.1
Missing156 
TOTAL631100.0
172) Do you currently have plans for this coming New Year's Eve (Dec. 31, 1999)? (PLAN_NYR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes30139.4
2) No46260.6
Missing24 
TOTAL763100.0
173) [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) Yes19548.1
2) No21051.9
Missing382 
TOTAL405100.0
174) [IF YES TO PLAN_NYR] What do you plan to do? - First response (PLAN_DO1)
TOTAL%
1) Nothing special/stay at home136.0
2) Spend time with family146.5
3) Party4219.4
4) Work52.3
5) Attend church12356.7
6) Vacation/travel136.0
9) Undecided/Not sure73.2
Missing570 
TOTAL217100.0
175) [IF YES TO PLAN_NYR] What do you plan to do? - Second response (PLAN_DO2)
TOTAL%
2) Spend time with family120.0
4) Work120.0
5) Attend church360.0
Missing782 
TOTAL5100.0
176) 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, definitely11915.5
2) Yes, probably8411.0
3) No, probably not27936.4
4) No, definitely not10613.8
5) Don't know17923.3
Missing20 
TOTAL767100.0
177) What sort of disruptions, if any, do you think the Y2K computer problem will cause in early 2000 - in U.S. society generally? (Y2KSOCI)
TOTAL%
1) Very major10.1
2) Major131.7
3) Minor38649.9
4) Very minor31040.1
5) None at all415.3
6) No opinion222.8
Missing14 
TOTAL773100.0
178) What sort of disruptions, if any, do you think the Y2K computer problem will cause in early 2000 - in your local community? (Y2KCOMM)
TOTAL%
1) Very major10.1
2) Major91.2
3) Minor34244.5
4) Very minor33643.7
5) None at all638.2
6) No opinion182.3
Missing18 
TOTAL769100.0
179) What sort of disruptions, if any, do you think the Y2K computer problem will cause in early 2000 - in your local church? (Y2KCRCH)
TOTAL%
1) Very major20.3
2) Major60.8
3) Minor17322.5
4) Very minor27836.1
5) None at all29338.1
6) No opinion182.3
Missing17 
TOTAL770100.0
180) 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) Major50.6
3) Minor18824.4
4) Very minor35546.0
5) None at all20827.0
6) No opinion141.8
Missing16 
TOTAL771100.0
181) What is your sex? (SEX2)
TOTAL%
1) Female18423.8
2) Male59076.2
Missing13 
TOTAL774100.0
182) What is your present age? (AGE2)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL77251.14410
183) Which of the categories below most closely describes the place in which you currently live? (HOME)
TOTAL%
1) In open country, but not a farm516.6
2) On a farm50.6
3) In a small city or town (under 50,000)23630.6
4) In a medium-size city (50,000-250,000)11514.9
5) In a suburb near a medium-size city597.7
6) In a large city (over 250,000)13617.6
7) In a suburb near a large city16921.9
Missing16 
TOTAL771100.0
184) What is your present marital status? (MAR_STAT)
TOTAL%
1) Married68588.7
2) Not married8711.3
Missing15 
TOTAL772100.0
185) If not currently married, have you ever been married? (MAR_EVER)
TOTAL%
1) Never married3842.7
2) Yes, now widowed1011.2
3) Yes, now divorced4044.9
4) Both widowed and divorced11.1
Missing698 
TOTAL89100.0
186) 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 school10.1
4) High school diploma152.2
5) Some college7411.1
6) Graduated from college18527.7
7) Some grad work7811.7
8) Grad degree31447.1
Missing120 
TOTAL667100.0
187) If currently married, have you ever had a previous marriage (or marriages)? (PREV_MAR)
TOTAL%
1) No56883.2
2) Yes, was widowed60.9
3) Yes, was divorced10815.8
4) Both widowed and divorced10.1
Missing104 
TOTAL683100.0
188) Please indicate your employment status and, if married, the employment of your spouse. - Employment status of spouse, first response (SPOUEMP1)
TOTAL%
1) Employed full-time34150.4
2) Employed part-time12117.9
3) Self-employed497.2
4) Unemployed192.8
5) Retired446.5
6) Full-time homemaker9013.3
7) Student81.2
8) Other40.6
Missing111 
TOTAL676100.0
189) Please indicate your employment status and, if married, the employment of your spouse. - Employment status of spouse, second response (SPOUEMP2)
TOTAL%
1) Employed full-time11.5
2) Employed part-time34.4
3) Self-employed1927.9
4) Unemployed11.5
5) Retired68.8
6) Full-time homemaker2435.3
7) Student811.8
8) Other68.8
Missing719 
TOTAL68100.0
190) 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) 51.0
1) 10.2
3) 10.2
4) 30.6
5) 20.4
6) 61.1
8) 40.8
10) 101.9
12) 51.0
15) 112.1
16) 61.1
18) 51.0
19) 10.2
20) 315.9
21) 10.2
23) 10.2
24) 61.1
25) 132.5
27) 10.2
28) 40.8
30) 346.5
32) 51.0
33) 20.4
35) 244.6
36) 20.4
37) 10.2
38) 61.1
40) 11421.8
42) 71.3
43) 40.8
44) 10.2
45) 397.5
47) 10.2
48) 71.3
50) 6913.2
53) 10.2
55) 224.2
56) 10.2
58) 10.2
60) 428.0
65) 81.5
68) 10.2
70) 71.3
80) 30.6
86) 10.2
99) 20.4
Missing265 
TOTAL522100.0
191) 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) Baptist7010.3
2) Disciples of Christ81.2
3) Episcopalian253.7
4) Lutheran294.3
5) Methodist7410.9
6) Presbyterian29243.1
7) Other Presbyterian142.1
8) Reformed142.1
9) Roman Catholic497.2
10) United Church of Christ294.3
11) Independent non-denom223.2
12) Other527.7
Missing109 
TOTAL678100.0
192) 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) Episcopal30.5
4) Lutheran40.6
5) Methodist60.9
6) Presbyterian61094.7
7) Other Presbyterian10.2
9) Roman Catholic40.6
10) United Church of Christ50.8
11) Independent non-denom30.5
12) Other81.2
Missing143 
TOTAL644100.0
193) How often does your husband or wife attend Sunday worship at your congregation? (SPOUWORS)
TOTAL%
1) Never182.6
2) Less than once a year71.0
3) Once or twice a year152.2
4) Several times a year213.1
5) Once a month213.1
6) 2-3 times a month294.3
7) Nearly every week13620.0
8) Every week43363.7
Missing107 
TOTAL680100.0
194) Is your husband or wife a member of the same congregation which you serve or attend? (SPOUCONG)
TOTAL%
1) Yes50774.8
2) No17125.2
Missing109 
TOTAL678100.0
195) Is your husband or wife an ordained minister? (SPOUMIN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes10014.7
2) No58285.3
Missing105 
TOTAL682100.0
196) 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 me2221.6
2) Pastoral position at other PCUSA Church3736.3
3) Staff of Presbytery, synod, or GA11.0
4) Serves another PCUSA institution32.9
5) Pastoral position other congreg54.9
6) Church-related non-parish min32.9
7) Secular job1110.8
8) Other2019.6
Missing685 
TOTAL102100.0
197) 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 Church19.1
3) Staff of a presby, synod, or GA327.3
7) Secular job218.2
8) Other545.5
Missing776 
TOTAL11100.0
198) How many children do you have? (If none, write 0.) Include any legally adopted children; exclude stepchildren unless legally adopted. (NO_KIDS)
TOTAL%
0) None10613.9
1) 1699.0
2) 233643.9
3) 316621.7
4) 4607.8
5) 5212.7
6) 640.5
7) 720.3
8) 810.1
Missing22 
TOTAL765100.0
199) Generally speaking, do you think of yourself as a Democrat, Independent, Republican, or other? (DEM_REP)
TOTAL%
1) Democrat42354.9
2) Independent13317.3
3) Republican19825.7
4) Other172.2
Missing16 
TOTAL771100.0
200) 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 alone678.7
2) Two of us33443.4
3) Three of us15820.5
4) Four of us14518.8
5) Five of us536.9
6) Six of us111.4
7) Seven or more of us20.3
Missing17 
TOTAL770100.0
201) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are - under six years of age? (HH_UNDR6)
TOTAL%
0) None16362.7
1) 16424.6
2) 23011.5
3) 320.8
4) 410.4
Missing527 
TOTAL260100.0
202) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are - 6-12 years of age? (HH_6-12)
TOTAL%
0) None16153.0
1) 19430.9
2) 23611.8
3) 3134.3
Missing483 
TOTAL304100.0
203) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are - 13-17 years of age? (HH_13-17)
TOTAL%
0) None15446.0
1) 114242.4
2) 23510.4
3) 330.9
4) 410.3
Missing452 
TOTAL335100.0
204) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are - 18-24 years of age? (HH_18-24)
TOTAL%
0) None16169.4
1) 15523.7
2) 2166.9
Missing555 
TOTAL232100.0
205) 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) 1709.5
2) 262384.4
3) 3314.2
4) 430.4
Missing49 
TOTAL738100.0
206) 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 adult638.3
2) Single parent111.4
3) Married no kids30740.3
4) Married with kids34745.6
5) Some other arrangement (Please describe your household here)334.3
Missing26 
TOTAL761100.0
207) Is the home in which you currently live: (HOM_NOW)
TOTAL%
1) Rented by you617.9
2) Owned by you clear597.7
3) Owned with mortgage49464.2
4) Owned by your congreg14018.2
5) Other162.1
Missing17 
TOTAL770100.0
208) Where did you live five years ago, in October 1994? (HOM_94)
TOTAL%
1) Same house39551.1
2) Diff house, same county9011.6
3) Diff county, same state719.2
4) Diff state20826.9
5) Diff country91.2
Missing14 
TOTAL773100.0
209) 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
TOTAL76733.07418
210) What is your race of origin? (Check all that apply) - First response (RACE1)
TOTAL%
1) White74196.0
2) Black50.6
3) Indian30.4
4) Asian131.7
5) Hispanic81.0
6) Some other race20.3
Missing15 
TOTAL772100.0
211) What is your race of origin? (Check all that apply) - Second response (RACE2)
TOTAL%
3) Indian1058.8
4) Asian211.8
5) Hispanic211.8
6) Some other race317.6
Missing770 
TOTAL17100.0
212) 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-14,99920.3
3) $15K-19,99940.5
4) $20K-29,999324.2
5) $30K-39,9998210.7
6) $40K-49,99911314.7
7) $50K-59,99911314.7
8) $60K-69,9999612.5
9) $70K-79,9998210.7
10) $80K-89,999658.5
11) $90K-99,999668.6
12) $100K-124,999648.3
13) $125K-149,999293.8
14) $150K+202.6
Missing19 
TOTAL768100.0
213) 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
TOTAL7504182.3877507
214) 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
TOTAL5371413.6096677
215) During the last year, approximately how much money did you and other family members in your household contribute to each of the following? Write your best estimate on the lines provided. - To your congregation, in response to a special appeal for a ministry supported by the congregation, presbytery, or Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), including the denomination-wide special offerings--One Great Hour of Sharing, Witness, Peacemaking, and Christmas Joy (MNY_APPL)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL669648.6345497
216) 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) $015320.3
2) $1-5010013.2
3) $51-1007910.5
4) $101-50019726.1
5) $501-10008210.9
6) $1001-2000466.1
7) $2001+9813.0
Missing32 
TOTAL755100.0
217) 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) $0324.2
2) $1-5010113.2
3) $51-10013918.2
4) $101-50030840.3
5) $501-100010113.2
6) $1001-2000405.2
7) $2001 or more\$2001+L435.6
Missing23 
TOTAL764100.0
218) Survey form 2 (SURVEY2)
TOTAL%
1) Paper69088.9
2) Web8611.1
Missing11 
TOTAL776100.0
219) [If BEF_SEM is yes] Before entering seminary for your B.D. or M.Div., were you engaged in any long-term secular job or career? How long were you in that job or career? (BEF_SEMA)
TOTAL%
1) 14.3
2) 28.7
3) 313.0
5) 28.7
6) 14.3
7) 626.1
8) 28.7
10) 417.4
12) 14.3
13) 14.3
Missing764 
TOTAL23100.0
220) No degree (NODEGREE)
TOTAL%
1) 3100.0
Missing784 
TOTAL3100.0
221) Sample (SAMPLE2)
TOTAL%
3) Pastors59776.9
4) Spec Clergy17923.1
Missing11 
TOTAL776100.0
222) I-AGE: What is your present age? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-AGE)
TOTAL%
1) Under 409612.4
2) 40-4924431.6
3) 50-6437248.2
4) 65+607.8
Missing15 
TOTAL772100.0
223) I-GENDER: What is your sex? (for use with online analysis) (I-GENDER)
TOTAL%
1) Female18423.8
2) Male59076.2
Missing13 
TOTAL774100.0
224) 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 $20,00060.8
2) $20K-49,99922729.6
3) $50K-99,99942254.9
4) $100K+11314.7
Missing19 
TOTAL768100.0
225) 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) Democrat42354.9
2) Independent13317.3
3) Republican19825.7
4) Other172.2
Missing16 
TOTAL771100.0
226) I-RACE: What is your race of origin? (Check all that apply) - First response (for use with online analysis) (I-RACE)
TOTAL%
1) White74196.0
2) Black50.6
3) Indian30.4
4) Asian131.7
5) Hispanic81.0
6) Some other race20.3
Missing15 
TOTAL772100.0