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

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All frequencies are raw numbers (no weights used).
1) Panel Identification Number (NEWCODE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL51050569.3338
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) Yes18636.8
2) No23245.9
3) Not sure8717.2
Missing6 
TOTAL505100.0
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) Yes153.0
2) No45391.9
3) Not sure255.1
Missing18 
TOTAL493100.0
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) Yes112.2
2) No46493.9
3) Not sure193.8
Missing17 
TOTAL494100.0
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) Yes397.8
2) No39579.5
3) Not sure6312.7
Missing14 
TOTAL497100.0
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) Yes23446.2
2) No17133.8
3) Not sure10120.0
Missing5 
TOTAL506100.0
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) Yes9418.4
2) No24147.3
3) Not sure17534.3
Missing1 
TOTAL510100.0
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) Yes13025.4
2) No23045.0
3) Not sure15129.5
TOTAL511100.0
9) In the past five year, have you experienced the death of a family member or close friend? (DEATHFAM)
TOTAL%
1) Yes40980.0
2) No10220.0
TOTAL511100.0
10) [ASK ONLY IF DEATHFAM=1 "YES"]Was the death the result of a terminal illness, such as cancer or AIDS? (AIDS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes23458.1
2) No16941.9
Missing108 
TOTAL403100.0
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 often112.2
2) Often326.3
3) Fairly often12825.1
4) Fairly seldom19538.2
5) Very seldom14428.2
Missing1 
TOTAL510100.0
12) Are you afraid to die, or not? (AFRAID)
TOTAL%
1) Yes326.3
2) No38875.9
3) Not sure9117.8
TOTAL511100.0
13) Thinking about your own death, where do you think you are most likely to die? (DIEWHERE)
TOTAL%
1) In a hospital7514.7
2) In a nursing home234.5
3) In a hospice224.3
4) At home13326.1
5) Elsewhere (specify)203.9
6) Not sure23746.5
Missing1 
TOTAL510100.0
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 fearful5911.8
2) Somewhat fearful25551.0
3) Not very fearful13026.0
4) Not at all fearful397.8
5) Not sure173.4
Missing11 
TOTAL500100.0
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 fearful316.2
2) Somewhat fearful13527.0
3) Not very fearful18036.0
4) Not at all fearful13126.2
5) Not sure234.6
Missing11 
TOTAL500100.0
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 fearful9619.0
2) Somewhat fearful15230.2
3) Not very fearful14328.4
4) Not at all fearful10019.8
5) Not sure132.6
Missing7 
TOTAL504100.0
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 fearful71.4
2) Somewhat fearful336.6
3) Not very fearful10320.6
4) Not at all fearful34468.7
5) Not sure142.8
Missing10 
TOTAL501100.0
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 important18938.0
2) Important20040.2
3) Somewhat important8517.1
4) Not important234.6
Missing14 
TOTAL497100.0
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 important23747.3
2) Important20240.3
3) Somewhat important5110.2
4) Not important112.2
Missing10 
TOTAL501100.0
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 important22344.5
2) Important21142.1
3) Somewhat important6012.0
4) Not important71.4
Missing10 
TOTAL501100.0
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 important23146.2
2) Important20440.8
3) Somewhat important5110.2
4) Not important142.8
Missing11 
TOTAL500100.0
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 important25851.5
2) Important16733.3
3) Somewhat important6212.4
4) Not important142.8
Missing10 
TOTAL501100.0
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 important27655.0
2) Important18436.7
3) Somewhat important367.2
4) Not important61.2
Missing9 
TOTAL502100.0
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 important35169.6
2) Important13526.8
3) Somewhat important153.0
4) Not important30.6
Missing7 
TOTAL504100.0
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 important27354.5
2) Important18937.7
3) Somewhat important336.6
4) Not important61.2
Missing10 
TOTAL501100.0
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 important22144.5
2) Important20942.1
3) Somewhat important6212.5
4) Not important51.0
Missing14 
TOTAL497100.0
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 important41282.2
2) Important7815.6
3) Somewhat important81.6
4) Not important30.6
Missing10 
TOTAL501100.0
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 important26252.5
2) Important18637.3
3) Somewhat important469.2
4) Not important51.0
Missing12 
TOTAL499100.0
29) As you think about your own death, how important is each of the following considerations? Spiritual matters: praying. (IMPRT12)
TOTAL%
1) Very important36372.0
2) Important11522.8
3) Somewhat important214.2
4) Not important51.0
Missing7 
TOTAL504100.0
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 important19138.2
2) Important18637.2
3) Somewhat important10821.6
4) Not important153.0
Missing11 
TOTAL500100.0
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 important5711.5
2) Important14028.2
3) Somewhat important15330.8
4) Not important14729.6
Missing14 
TOTAL497100.0
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 important8717.4
2) Important14829.6
3) Somewhat important17635.2
4) Not important8917.8
Missing11 
TOTAL500100.0
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 important30661.2
2) Important17434.8
3) Somewhat important173.4
4) Not important30.6
Missing11 
TOTAL500100.0
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 important34869.5
2) Important13326.5
3) Somewhat important153.0
4) Not important51.0
Missing10 
TOTAL501100.0
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 important13025.9
2) Important17835.5
3) Somewhat important14027.9
4) Not important5310.6
Missing10 
TOTAL501100.0
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 important29057.7
2) Important18035.8
3) Somewhat important285.6
4) Not important51.0
Missing8 
TOTAL503100.0
37) Do you have a will, or not? (WILL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes43786.5
2) No6813.5
Missing6 
TOTAL505100.0
38) [ASK ONLY IF WILL=1 "YES"]When was it most recently updated? (WILLYEAR)
TOTAL%
0) 20003810.8
1) 2001318.8
2) 20024312.3
60) 6010.3
65) 6510.3
68) 6810.3
69) 6910.3
70) 7010.3
71) 7110.3
74) 7410.3
75) 7551.4
76) 7620.6
77) 7720.6
78) 7820.6
79) 7920.6
80) 80102.8
81) 8110.3
82) 8230.9
83) 8320.6
84) 8451.4
85) 85113.1
86) 8630.9
87) 8720.6
88) 88123.4
89) 8930.9
90) 90236.6
91) 9161.7
92) 92133.7
93) 93123.4
94) 9451.4
95) 95205.7
96) 96133.7
97) 97133.7
98) 98267.4
99) 993610.3
Missing160 
TOTAL351100.0
39) [ASK ONLY IF WILL=2 "NO"]Are you planning to write a will? (PLANWILL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes6177.2
2) No1113.9
3) Not sure78.9
Missing432 
TOTAL79100.0
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) Yes26853.5
2) No21943.7
3) Not sure142.8
Missing10 
TOTAL501100.0
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) Yes29859.0
2) No20440.4
3) Not sure30.6
Missing6 
TOTAL505100.0
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?15330.3
2) Embalmed before entombment above ground?102.0
3) Embalmed before cremation?112.2
4) Cremated after death, without embalming?19438.4
5) Donated to medical research?295.7
6) No preference6011.9
7) Not sure489.5
Missing6 
TOTAL505100.0
43) If you prefer cremation, would you prefer that your ashes be: (CREMATE)
TOTAL%
1) Buried in the ground?6821.0
2) Placed in a columbarium (memorial vault)?3912.0
3) Kept by a family member or friend?51.5
4) Scattered9228.4
5) No preference7322.5
6) Not sure4714.5
Missing187 
TOTAL324100.0
44) [ASK ONLY IF CREMATE=4 "SCATTERED?"]At this location: (SCATERED)
TOTAL%
1) Specific place (e.g., family farm, island in Gulf, columbarium garden, etc.)3250.0
2) General place (e.g., mountains, sea, woods)3250.0
Missing447 
TOTAL64100.0
45) What sort of service, if any, would you like to have after your death? (SERVICE)
TOTAL%
1) Funeral service (body/ashes present)16833.5
2) Memorial service (body/ashes not present)26152.1
3) No preference5310.6
4) Not sure132.6
5) Don't want any sort of service61.2
Missing10 
TOTAL501100.0
46) Have you written out any plans or guidelines for your own funeral/memorial service? (PLANS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes8517.1
2) No41182.9
Missing15 
TOTAL496100.0
47) [ASK ONLY IF PLANS=1 "YES"]Have you given your pastor or another minister a copy of these plans? (PLANS2)
TOTAL%
1) Yes2216.8
2) No10983.2
Missing380 
TOTAL131100.0
48) Who would you prefer preside at your own funeral/memorial service? (PRESIDE)
TOTAL%
1) My pastor41784.8
2) Another minister295.9
3) No preference193.9
4) Not sure234.7
5) Other (specify)40.8
Missing19 
TOTAL492100.0
49) Where would you like this service to be? (LOCATION)
TOTAL%
1) At your home church43186.9
2) At another church40.8
3) At a funeral home234.6
4) No preference234.6
5) Not sure71.4
6) Other (specify)81.6
Missing15 
TOTAL496100.0
50) When would you prefer to have a committal (e.g., graveside) ceremony of your body/ashes? (COMMITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Before a funeral/memorial service6713.5
2) After a funeral/memorial service21743.8
3) No preference7114.3
4) Not sure438.7
5) Don't want a committal ceremony7414.9
6) Not applicable234.6
Missing16 
TOTAL495100.0
51) If your body were present at your funeral/memorial service, would you want: (BODYSRVC)
TOTAL%
1) A closed casket27762.5
2) An open casket5813.1
3) No preference7516.9
4) Not sure337.4
Missing68 
TOTAL443100.0
52) [ASK ONLY IF BODYSRVC=1 "A CLOSED CASKET"]How would you prefer that it be presented? (PRESENT)
TOTAL%
1) A flag draped over it4616.1
2) A pall or other drape5619.6
3) Nothing over it8028.0
4) Not sure4014.0
5) No preference5719.9
6) A personal item placed/draped on it72.4
Missing225 
TOTAL286100.0
53) Overall, would you prefer a funeral or memorial service that is: (PREFER)
TOTAL%
1) Traditional/mostly traditional30061.1
2) Contemporary/mostly contemporary275.5
3) Split evenly between traditional/contemporary11122.6
4) No preference377.5
5) Not sure163.3
Missing20 
TOTAL491100.0
54) Which of these elements would you want in your funeral/memorial service? : Celebration of the Lord's Supper (ELEMNTS1)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked45889.6
1) Checked5310.4
TOTAL511100.0
55) Which of these elements would you want in your funeral/memorial service? : A sermon (ELEMNTS2)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked38375.0
1) Checked12825.0
TOTAL511100.0
56) Which of these elements would you want in your funeral/memorial service? : A eulogy delivered by a family member (ELEMNTS3)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked33465.4
1) Checked17734.6
TOTAL511100.0
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 checked13726.8
1) Checked37473.2
TOTAL511100.0
58) Which of these elements would you want in your funeral/memorial service? : Time for impromptu remarks by attendees (ELEMNTS5)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked32463.4
1) Checked18736.6
TOTAL511100.0
59) Which of these elements would you want in your funeral/memorial service? : Other (specify) (ELEMNTS6)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked43685.3
1) Checked7514.7
TOTAL511100.0
60) What readings or music would you like to have as part of your funeral/memorial service? : Bible reading(s) (MUSIC1)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked6011.7
1) Checked45188.3
TOTAL511100.0
61) What readings or music would you like to have as part of your funeral/memorial service? : Other reading(s) (MUSIC2)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked40679.5
1) Checked10520.5
TOTAL511100.0
62) What readings or music would you like to have as part of your funeral/memorial service? : Traditional hymn(s) (MUSIC3)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked10220.0
1) Checked40980.0
TOTAL511100.0
63) What readings or music would you like to have as part of your funeral/memorial service? : Contemporary hymn(s) (MUSIC4)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked39777.7
1) Checked11422.3
TOTAL511100.0
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 checked44386.7
1) Checked6813.3
TOTAL511100.0
65) What readings or music would you like to have as part of your funeral/memorial service? : Sacred instrumental music (MUSIC6)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked35769.9
1) Checked15430.1
TOTAL511100.0
66) What readings or music would you like to have as part of your funeral/memorial service? : Classical instrumental music (MUSIC7)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked41681.4
1) Checked9518.6
TOTAL511100.0
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 checked48494.7
1) Checked275.3
TOTAL511100.0
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 checked49095.9
1) Checked214.1
TOTAL511100.0
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) Psalms1310.3
11) Psalm 821.6
13) Psalm 235442.9
14) Psalm 4610.8
17) Psalm 10021.6
18) Psalm 10321.6
19) Psalm 11610.8
20) Psalm 12110.8
24) Psalm 9110.8
26) Micah 610.8
27) Psalm 8421.6
29) John 343.2
30) Ecclesiastes 354.0
32) Isaiah 4032.4
36) John 110.8
38) Philippians 210.8
39) Micah10.8
40) Psalm 2710.8
43) Psalm 2910.8
47) First Corinthians 1321.6
50) Matthew 2543.2
52) John10.8
54) John 1110.8
55) John 1486.3
60) Romans10.8
61) Romans 510.8
62) Romans 610.8
63) Romans 843.2
64) Romans 1210.8
70) First Corinthians 1532.4
98) Revelations10.8
99) Various Passages/Etc10.8
Missing385 
TOTAL126100.0
70) What readings or music would you like to have as part of your funeral/memorial service? : Music as part of your funeral (MUSIC11)
TOTAL%
1) A Mighty Fortress86.6
2) Abide With Me21.7
3) All Hail The Power Of Jesus' Name10.8
4) Amazing Grace2419.8
7) Be Thou My Vision54.1
9) Come Labor On10.8
10) Face To Face With My Savior10.8
11) For All The Saints75.8
12) Blest Be The Tie That Binds10.8
15) Eternal Father21.7
16) I'll Fly Away10.8
17) Come Christians, Join To Sing10.8
18) Morning Has Broken32.5
20) Glorious Things Of Thee Are Spoken10.8
23) Great Is Thy Faithfulness32.5
24) Guide Me O Thou Great Jehovah10.8
26) Hear I Am Lord32.5
27) How Great Thou Art1512.4
30) In The Garden32.5
31) It Is Well With My Soul21.7
32) Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee10.8
36) Jesus Loves Me10.8
37) Holy, Holy, Holy21.7
39) Lord's Prayer32.5
42) All Things Bright and Beautiful10.8
43) Spirit21.7
46) Because He Lives10.8
47) Navy Hymn32.5
48) Ten Thousand Angels10.8
49) Blessed Assurance32.5
51) O God Our Help In Ages Past21.7
52) Of The Father's Love10.8
53) The Old Rugged Cross43.3
54) On Eagles Wings21.7
60) Praise Ye The Lord, The Almighty10.8
61) Beyond The Sunset10.8
62) Be The Glory10.8
63) Lord Of The Dance21.7
70) This Is My Father's World21.7
74) Will The Circle Be Unbroken10.8
75) O Worship The King10.8
Missing390 
TOTAL121100.0
71) Do you believe you will exist in some form after your death? (BELIEVE1)
TOTAL%
1) Yes40883.8
2) No255.1
3) Not sure5411.1
Missing24 
TOTAL487100.0
72) Do you believe that the quality of existence after death is different for different people? (BELIEVE2)
TOTAL%
1) Yes24851.7
2) No9119.0
3) Not sure14129.4
Missing31 
TOTAL480100.0
73) Do you believe that the quality of existence after death is the same for everyone? (BELIEVE3)
TOTAL%
1) Yes9219.7
2) No22347.8
3) Not sure15232.5
Missing44 
TOTAL467100.0
74) Do you believe in the existence of heaven? (BELIEVE4)
TOTAL%
1) Yes43888.0
2) No163.2
3) Not sure448.8
Missing13 
TOTAL498100.0
75) Do you believe in the existence of hell? (BELIEVE5)
TOTAL%
1) Yes29061.2
2) No5511.6
3) Not sure12927.2
Missing37 
TOTAL474100.0
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 better15235.8
2) 26214.6
3) 34510.6
4) Neutral7517.6
5) 5337.8
6) 6143.3
7) A life without many things which make our life enjoyable4410.4
Missing86 
TOTAL425100.0
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 mind13530.5
2) 28619.4
3) 34510.2
4) Neutral8920.1
5) 5194.3
6) 6225.0
7) A paradise of pleasure and delights4710.6
Missing68 
TOTAL443100.0
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 contemplation12328.7
2) 28519.8
3) 35913.8
4) Neutral9822.8
5) 5174.0
6) 6163.7
7) A life of intense action317.2
Missing82 
TOTAL429100.0
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 life256.1
2) 2122.9
3) 3122.9
4) Neutral6014.5
5) 54410.7
6) 66415.5
7) A life of complete fulfillment19647.5
Missing98 
TOTAL413100.0
80) Request for past summaries (REQUEST)
TOTAL%
0) No Request50398.4
1) Request Past Summaries81.6
TOTAL511100.0
81) Sample (SAMPLE)
TOTAL%
2) Elders511100.0
TOTAL511100.0
82) Survey format (SURVEY)
TOTAL%
1) Paper copy48695.1
2) From the web254.9
TOTAL511100.0
83) How many years have you been a member of your current congregation? __ year(s) (if less than one year, __ months) (YRSMEMBR)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL50623.8327
84) How far do you live from your congregation? __ mile(s) (HOWFAR)
TOTAL%
0) Less than one mile81.6
1) 112024.0
2) 27014.0
3) 36813.6
4) 4377.4
5) 55410.8
6) 6346.8
7) 7183.6
8) 8204.0
9) 971.4
10) 10244.8
11) 1110.2
12) 1271.4
13) 1320.4
15) 1581.6
17) 1710.2
18) 1820.4
19) 1910.2
20) 2061.2
22) 2210.2
25) 2551.0
30) 3030.6
40) 4010.2
45) 4510.2
500) 50010.2
Missing11 
TOTAL500100.0
85) What is the approximate membership of the congregations(s) you attend? If you don't know, leave the line blank and check here. (NOMEMBER)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL489929.6361541
86) Have you ever been ordained an elder in the Presbyterian Church? (Check one box) (EVERELDR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes49999.2
2) No40.8
Missing8 
TOTAL503100.0
87) [IF YES TO EVERELDR] Are you serving now on session? (NOWELDR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes29359.0
2) No20441.0
Missing14 
TOTAL497100.0
88) Have you ever been ordained a deacon in the Presbyterian Church? (Check one box) (EVERDCON)
TOTAL%
1) Yes20741.6
2) No29158.4
Missing13 
TOTAL498100.0
89) [IF YES TO EVERDCON] Are you currently serving on the board of deacons? (NOWDCON)
TOTAL%
1) Yes93.3
2) No26396.7
Missing239 
TOTAL272100.0
90) What other positions, if any, do you hold in the church? (Check all that apply) - Chair of congregational committee or task force (POSCOMCH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked29658.3
1) Checked21241.7
Missing3 
TOTAL508100.0
91) What other positions, if any, do you hold in the church? (Check all that apply) - Member of congregational committee or task force (POSCOMME)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked22544.3
1) Checked28355.7
Missing3 
TOTAL508100.0
92) What other positions, if any, do you hold in the church? (Check all that apply) - Member of presbytery, synod, or General Assembly committee or task force (POSGAMEM)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked45790.0
1) Checked5110.0
Missing3 
TOTAL508100.0
93) What other positions, if any, do you hold in the church? (Check all that apply) - Officer of men's, women's, or youth group (POSYGOFF)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked42182.9
1) Checked8717.1
Missing3 
TOTAL508100.0
94) What other positions, if any, do you hold in the church? (Check all that apply) - Member of men's, women's, or youth group (POSYGMEM)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked34768.3
1) Checked16131.7
Missing3 
TOTAL508100.0
95) What other positions, if any, do you hold in the church? (Check all that apply) - Organist or choir director (POSCHDIR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked49697.6
1) Checked122.4
Missing3 
TOTAL508100.0
96) What other positions, if any, do you hold in the church? (Check all that apply) - Member of choir (POSCHMEM)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked39477.6
1) Checked11422.4
Missing3 
TOTAL508100.0
97) What other positions, if any, do you hold in the church? (Check all that apply) - Church school teacher/leader (POSTCHER)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked34868.5
1) Checked16031.5
Missing3 
TOTAL508100.0
98) What other positions, if any, do you hold in the church? (Check all that apply) - Other (specify) (POSOTHER)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked47994.3
1) Checked295.7
Missing3 
TOTAL508100.0
99) How often do you generally attend Sunday worship at your congregation? (Check the appropriate box) (FREQATTD)
TOTAL%
2) Less than once a year10.2
3) Once or twice a year10.2
4) Several times a year20.4
5) Once a month20.4
6) 2-3 times a month469.1
7) Nearly every week30360.1
8) Every week14929.6
Missing7 
TOTAL504100.0
100) In the last year, have there been any Sundays, any at all, when you were unable to attend or happened not to attend worship at your congregation? (EVERMISA)
TOTAL%
1) Yes47398.5
2) No71.5
Missing31 
TOTAL480100.0
101) [IF YES TO EVERMISA] Approximately how many Sundays have you missed attending worship over the last year (52 weeks)? Estimate the number of Sundays you were absent from worship in the last year on the line. (EVERMISB)
TOTAL%
0) None10.2
1) 1102.0
2) 2428.5
3) 3459.1
4) 48617.3
5) 5438.7
6) 65911.9
7) 7183.6
8) 85010.1
9) 940.8
10) 105310.7
11) 1130.6
12) 12244.8
13) 1320.4
14) 1440.8
15) 15173.4
16) 1630.6
18) 1851.0
20) 20122.4
24) 2410.2
25) 2530.6
26) 2620.4
28) 2820.4
30) 3020.4
35) 3510.2
36) 3610.2
40) 4010.2
48) 4810.2
50) 5010.2
Missing15 
TOTAL496100.0
102) [IF YES TO EVERMISA] What factors led you to miss church during the last year? Answer by putting a check in the box beside each reason for why you missed one or more Sundays. - My job/business required me to be at work on Sunday. (EMJOB)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked45088.6
1) Checked5811.4
Missing3 
TOTAL508100.0
103) [IF YES TO EVERMISA] What factors led you to miss church during the last year? Answer by putting a check in the box beside each reason for why you missed one or more Sundays. - I was traveling on business and didn't get home in time. (EMRAVEL)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked41581.7
1) Checked9318.3
Missing3 
TOTAL508100.0
104) [IF YES TO EVERMISA] What factors led you to miss church during the last year? Answer by putting a check in the box beside each reason for why you missed one or more Sundays. - I was ill. (EMILL)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked29958.9
1) Checked20941.1
Missing3 
TOTAL508100.0
105) [IF YES TO EVERMISA] What factors led you to miss church during the last year? Answer by putting a check in the box beside each reason for why you missed one or more Sundays. - I had family responsibilities (e.g., caring for an ill or disabled child or parent). (EMFAMLY)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked38275.2
1) Checked12624.8
Missing3 
TOTAL508100.0
106) [IF YES TO EVERMISA] What factors led you to miss church during the last year? Answer by putting a check in the box beside each reason for why you missed one or more Sundays. - I was away on vacation. (EMVACATN)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked9218.1
1) Checked41681.9
Missing3 
TOTAL508100.0
107) [IF YES TO EVERMISA] What factors led you to miss church during the last year? Answer by putting a check in the box beside each reason for why you missed one or more Sundays. - I needed the time to catch up on other responsibilities. (EMCTCHUP)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked44788.0
1) Checked6112.0
Missing3 
TOTAL508100.0
108) [IF YES TO EVERMISA] What factors led you to miss church during the last year? Answer by putting a check in the box beside each reason for why you missed one or more Sundays. - I just didn't feel like going. (EMFEEL)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked47192.7
1) Checked377.3
Missing3 
TOTAL508100.0
109) [IF YES TO EVERMISA] What factors led you to miss church during the last year? Answer by putting a check in the box beside each reason for why you missed one or more Sundays. - The weather was bad. (EMWEATHR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked47092.5
1) Checked387.5
Missing3 
TOTAL508100.0
110) [IF YES TO EVERMISA] What factors led you to miss church during the last year? Answer by putting a check in the box beside each reason for why you missed one or more Sundays. - I overslept. (EMSLEPT)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked49797.8
1) Checked112.2
Missing3 
TOTAL508100.0
111) [IF YES TO EVERMISA] What factors led you to miss church during the last year? Answer by putting a check in the box beside each reason for why you missed one or more Sundays. - I had guests from out of town. (EMGUEST)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked39778.1
1) Checked11121.9
Missing3 
TOTAL508100.0
112) [IF YES TO EVERMISA] What factors led you to miss church during the last year? Answer by putting a check in the box beside each reason for why you missed one or more Sundays. - I decided to do something else that day. (EMELSE)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked46591.5
1) Checked438.5
Missing3 
TOTAL508100.0
113) [IF YES TO EVERMISA] What factors led you to miss church during the last year? Answer by putting a check in the box beside each reason for why you missed one or more Sundays. - I wasn't interested in the theme of the service. (EMTHEME)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked50399.0
1) Checked51.0
Missing3 
TOTAL508100.0
114) [IF YES TO EVERMISA] What factors led you to miss church during the last year? Answer by putting a check in the box beside each reason for why you missed one or more Sundays. - I didn't want to hear a particular preacher/speaker. (EMPRECHR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked48695.7
1) Checked224.3
Missing3 
TOTAL508100.0
115) [IF YES TO EVERMISA] What factors led you to miss church during the last year? Answer by putting a check in the box beside each reason for why you missed one or more Sundays. - Conflict in the congregation (EMCNFLCT)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked49998.2
1) Checked91.8
Missing3 
TOTAL508100.0
116) [IF YES TO EVERMISA] What factors led you to miss church during the last year? Answer by putting a check in the box beside each reason for why you missed one or more Sundays. - Other (volunteered response) (EMOTHER)
TOTAL%
1) All other1270.6
3) Visited another church (out of town)211.8
5) Visited another church317.6
Missing494 
TOTAL17100.0
117) How many hours, if any, during the last month have you...Attended programs or events at your church (besides worship; if you attended Sunday church school, include those hours here)? (HRSEVENT)
TOTAL%
1) 0 Hours448.7
2) 1-2 Hours5611.1
3) 3-5 Hours15130.0
4) 6-10 Hours14528.8
5) 11-20 Hours7114.1
6) More than 20 Hours377.3
Missing7 
TOTAL504100.0
118) How many hours, if any, during the last month have you...Given volunteer time at your church to teach, lead, serve on a committee, or help with some program or event? (HRSVOLCH)
TOTAL%
1) 0 Hours397.7
2) 1-2 Hours10520.8
3) 3-5 Hours13727.2
4) 6-10 Hours11522.8
5) 11-20 Hours5711.3
6) More than 20 Hours5110.1
Missing7 
TOTAL504100.0
119) How many hours, if any, during the last month have you...Participated in religious events, programs, or groups sponsored by a church or other religious organization which took place in a home or other facility away from your church? (HRSOTHCH)
TOTAL%
1) 0 Hours24448.9
2) 1-2 Hours10821.6
3) 3-5 Hours8016.0
4) 6-10 Hours377.4
5) 11-20 Hours102.0
6) More than 20 Hours204.0
Missing12 
TOTAL499100.0
120) How many hours, if any, during the last month have you...Given volunteer time, apart from church programs, to help the less fortunate or to help make your own community a better place to live (e.g., through volunteer or committee work)? (HRSVOLOT)
TOTAL%
1) 0 Hours16332.7
2) 1-2 Hours13527.1
3) 3-5 Hours8917.9
4) 6-10 Hours6012.0
5) 11-20 Hours234.6
6) More than 20 Hours285.6
Missing13 
TOTAL498100.0
121) Did you belong to any other churches before the one you now belong to? (BELCHURC)
TOTAL%
1) Yes40881.6
2) No9218.4
Missing11 
TOTAL500100.0
122) [IF YES TO BELCRCH] What denomination was the church you belonged to immediately prior to the church you are now a member of? (Check only one box) (WHACHURC)
TOTAL%
1) Baptist297.1
2) Disciples of Christ71.7
3) Episcopal133.2
4) Lutheran163.9
5) Methodist6215.1
6) Presbyterian19848.2
7) Other Presbyterian102.4
8) Reformed102.4
9) Roman Catholic133.2
10) UCC215.1
11) Non-denominational112.7
12) Other215.1
Missing100 
TOTAL411100.0
123) 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) Baptist428.3
2) Disciples of Christ132.6
3) Episcopal193.8
4) Lutheran244.8
5) Methodist7013.9
6) Presbyterian20741.2
7) Other Presbyterian102.0
8) Reformed102.0
9) Roman Catholic255.0
10) UCC244.8
11) Non-denominational153.0
12) None142.8
13) Other306.0
Missing8 
TOTAL503100.0
124) How old were you when you first became a member of a Presbyterian church? (HOWOLD)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL50125.84216
125) When you were growing up, say ages 10 to 12, how active were your parents in church? (PAR_ACTV)
TOTAL%
1) Very active20240.1
2) Generally active9819.4
3) Somewhat active6412.7
4) Not very active6512.9
5) Not active at all7114.1
6) Don't know40.8
Missing7 
TOTAL504100.0
126) Do any of your relatives serve as pastors, Christian educators, or mission workers, or in other full-time ministry for a Presbyterian or other church? (RELPAST)
TOTAL%
1) Yes9819.6
2) No40180.4
Missing12 
TOTAL499100.0
127) [IF YES TO RELPAST] How many relatives are currently serving the church in full-time paid positions? (RELPAST#)
TOTAL%
0) 3126.7
1) 6556.0
2) 1311.2
3) 43.4
4) 10.9
5) 10.9
6) 10.9
Missing395 
TOTAL116100.0
128) [IF YES TO RELPAST] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - My father (DADPAST)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked50399.2
1) Checked40.8
Missing4 
TOTAL507100.0
129) [IF YES TO RELPAST] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - My mother (MOMPAST)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked50699.6
1) Checked20.4
Missing3 
TOTAL508100.0
130) [IF YES TO RELPAST] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - My grandfather (GDADPAST)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked508100.0
Missing3 
TOTAL508100.0
131) [IF YES TO RELPAST] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - My grandmother (GMOMPAST)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked50799.8
1) Checked10.2
Missing3 
TOTAL508100.0
132) [IF YES TO RELPAST] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - My son (SONPAST)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked49497.2
1) Checked142.8
Missing3 
TOTAL508100.0
133) [IF YES TO RELPAST] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - My daughter (DAUPAST)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked49998.2
1) Checked91.8
Missing3 
TOTAL508100.0
134) [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 checked49898.0
1) Checked102.0
Missing3 
TOTAL508100.0
135) [IF YES TO RELPAST] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - Other (OTHPAST)
TOTAL%
0) All other22.9
1) Grandchild22.9
2) Distant ancestor11.4
3) Uncle/Aunt22.9
4) Niece or nephew1420.0
5) Cousin3245.7
8) Spouse57.1
9) In-law1217.1
Missing441 
TOTAL70100.0
136) 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? (RELCHRCH)
TOTAL%
1) Yes10822.0
2) No38278.0
Missing21 
TOTAL490100.0
137) [IF YES TO RELCRCH] How many relatives in the past served the church in full-time paid positions? (Approximate number) (RELCRCH#)
TOTAL%
0) 2622.8
1) 4842.1
2) 2723.7
3) 43.5
4) 43.5
6) 10.9
7) 32.6
8) 10.9
Missing397 
TOTAL114100.0
138) [IF YES TO RELCRCH] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - My father (DADCHRCH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked49497.2
1) Checked142.8
Missing3 
TOTAL508100.0
139) [IF YES TO RELCRCH] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - My mother (MOMCHRCH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked49096.5
1) Checked183.5
Missing3 
TOTAL508100.0
140) [IF YES TO RELCRCH] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - My grandfather (GDADCRCH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked48695.7
1) Checked224.3
Missing3 
TOTAL508100.0
141) [IF YES TO RELCRCH] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - My grandmother (GMOMCRCH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked50299.0
1) Checked51.0
Missing4 
TOTAL507100.0
142) [IF YES TO RELCRCH] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply – My son (SONCHRCH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked50799.8
1) Checked10.2
Missing3 
TOTAL508100.0
143) [IF YES TO RELCRCH] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - My daughter (DAUCHRCH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked50799.8
1) Checked10.2
Missing3 
TOTAL508100.0
144) [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 checked49597.4
1) Checked132.6
Missing3 
TOTAL508100.0
145) [IF YES TO RELCRCH] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - Other (OTHCHRCH)
TOTAL%
0) All other22.8
1) Grandchild11.4
2) Distant ancestor2129.2
3) Uncle/Aunt2636.1
5) Cousin912.5
8) Spouse68.3
9) In-law79.7
Missing439 
TOTAL72100.0
146) Which of the following terms best describes your current stand on theological issues? (LIB_CONS)
TOTAL%
1) Very conservative214.2
2) Conservative17033.7
3) Moderate23145.8
4) Liberal7013.9
5) Very Liberal122.4
Missing7 
TOTAL504100.0
147) Have you ever tried to encourage someone to believe in Jesus Christ or accept Him as a personal savior? (WITNESS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes36171.9
2) No14128.1
Missing9 
TOTAL502100.0
148) Would you say you have had a conversion experience--that is, a turning point in your life when you committed yourself to Christ? (CNVRSION)
TOTAL%
1) Yes22345.0
2) No27355.0
Missing15 
TOTAL496100.0
149) Do you believe that some or all of the Bible was inspired by God? (INSP_GOD)
TOTAL%
1) Yes48599.0
2) No51.0
Missing21 
TOTAL490100.0
150) [IF YES TO INSP_GOD] How much of what the Bible contains do you believe was inspired by God? (INSPMUCH)
TOTAL%
1) All of it25752.8
2) Almost all of it7816.0
3) Most of it9619.7
4) Some of it367.4
5) Only a very small amount20.4
6) Not sure183.7
Missing24 
TOTAL487100.0
151) 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 world387.6
2) Is a true account of how God created the world26853.8
3) Reflects human feelings about how the world might have been created19238.6
Missing13 
TOTAL498100.0
152) 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.12325.6
2) The Bible is without error of any kind in spiritual matters, but there are problems in other areas such as science and history.24951.9
3) The Bible contains errors in both spiritual and secular matters.10822.5
Missing31 
TOTAL480100.0
153) 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 agree285.6
2) Agree9519.1
3) Not sure6212.4
4) Disagree21643.4
5) Strongly disagree9719.5
Missing13 
TOTAL498100.0
154) 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 agree173.5
2) Agree13427.2
3) Not sure8817.9
4) Disagree13828.0
5) Strongly disagree11523.4
Missing19 
TOTAL492100.0
155) 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 agree33267.3
2) Agree12324.9
3) Not sure326.5
4) Disagree51.0
5) Strongly disagree10.2
Missing18 
TOTAL493100.0
156) 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 agree24750.2
2) Agree12325.0
3) Not sure7014.2
4) Disagree459.1
5) Strongly disagree71.4
Missing19 
TOTAL492100.0
157) 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 agree13928.1
2) Agree8617.4
3) Not sure11523.3
4) Disagree10922.1
5) Strongly disagree459.1
Missing17 
TOTAL494100.0
158) 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 agree22044.1
2) Agree24849.7
3) Not sure142.8
4) Disagree142.8
5) Strongly disagree30.6
Missing12 
TOTAL499100.0
159) Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with the following statement. - The Devil (Satan) really exists. (DEVL_XST)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree19639.6
2) Agree15932.1
3) Not sure9519.2
4) Disagree306.1
5) Strongly disagree153.0
Missing16 
TOTAL495100.0
160) 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 agree24448.7
2) Agree17134.1
3) Not sure6913.8
4) Disagree112.2
5) Strongly disagree61.2
Missing10 
TOTAL501100.0
161) 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 daily10120.3
2) Several times a week8717.5
3) Weekly7815.7
4) Several times a month7414.9
5) Once a month326.4
6) Several times a year9318.7
7) Once a year or less244.8
8) Never91.8
Missing13 
TOTAL498100.0
162) 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 daily142.8
2) Several times a week193.9
3) Weekly11122.6
4) Several times a month5912.0
5) Once a month408.1
6) Several times a year8817.9
7) Once a year or less5611.4
8) Never10521.3
Missing19 
TOTAL492100.0
163) 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 daily30.6
2) Several times a week40.8
3) Weekly12826.4
4) Several times a month377.6
5) Once a month5611.5
6) Several times a year8016.5
7) Once a year or less7916.3
8) Never9820.2
Missing26 
TOTAL485100.0
164) Approximately how frequently do you engage in the following activity? (Check one box on each line) - Pray privately (OFT_PPRI)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/almost daily34469.4
2) Several times a week8817.7
3) Weekly193.8
4) Several times a month275.4
5) Once a month10.2
6) Several times a year153.0
7) Once a year or less20.4
Missing15 
TOTAL496100.0
165) 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 daily12224.7
2) Several times a week7515.2
3) Weekly9318.9
4) Several times a month5411.0
5) Once a month275.5
6) Several times a year6012.2
7) Once a year or less163.2
8) Never469.3
Missing18 
TOTAL493100.0
166) 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 daily51.0
2) Several times a week40.8
3) Weekly5311.0
4) Several times a month183.7
5) Once a month296.0
6) Several times a year7114.7
7) Once a year or less8417.4
8) Never22045.5
Missing27 
TOTAL484100.0
167) Do you believe that Jesus will return to Earth some day? (JES_RTRN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes37076.3
2) No265.4
3) Not sure8918.4
Missing26 
TOTAL485100.0
168) [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 200092.1
2) About as likely in 2000 as in any other year25961.5
3) Less likely in 200092.1
4) No Opinion14434.2
Missing90 
TOTAL421100.0
169) Do you currently have plans for this coming New Year's Eve (Dec. 31, 1999)? (PLAN_NYR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes14529.1
2) No35370.9
Missing13 
TOTAL498100.0
170) [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) Yes6726.3
2) No18873.7
Missing256 
TOTAL255100.0
171) [IF YES TO PLAN_NYR] What do you plan to do? - First response (PLAN_DO1)
TOTAL%
1) Nothing special/stay at home56.1
2) Spend time with family2429.3
3) Party/celebrate2024.4
4) Work56.1
5) Attend church1720.7
6) Vacation/travel11.2
7) Not sure-no plans yet33.7
9) Other78.5
Missing429 
TOTAL82100.0
172) [IF YES TO PLAN_NYR] What do you plan to do? - Second response (PLAN_DO2)
TOTAL%
1) Nothing special/stay at home133.3
3) Party/celebrate266.7
Missing508 
TOTAL3100.0
173) 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, definitely509.9
2) Yes, probably6112.1
3) No, probably not10220.3
4) No, definitely not193.8
5) Don't know27153.9
Missing8 
TOTAL503100.0
174) What sort of disruptions, if any, do you think the Y2K computer problem will cause in early 2000...in U.S. society generally? (Y2KSOCI)
TOTAL%
1) Very major10.2
2) Major153.0
3) Minor20240.2
4) Very minor20941.6
5) None at all489.5
6) No opinion285.6
Missing8 
TOTAL503100.0
175) What sort of disruptions, if any, do you think the Y2K computer problem will cause in early 2000...in your local community? (Y2KCOMM)
TOTAL%
1) Very major10.2
2) Major51.0
3) Minor17534.8
4) Very minor21642.9
5) None at all7715.3
6) No opinion295.8
Missing8 
TOTAL503100.0
176) 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) Major40.8
3) Minor8316.5
4) Very minor17534.8
5) None at all21642.9
6) No opinion255.0
Missing8 
TOTAL503100.0
177) What sort of disruptions, if any, do you think the Y2K computer problem will cause in early 2000...in your own personal life? (Y2KLIFE)
TOTAL%
2) Major30.6
3) Minor11122.0
4) Very minor19137.9
5) None at all17634.9
6) No opinion234.6
Missing7 
TOTAL504100.0
178) What is your sex? (SEX)
TOTAL%
1) Female24849.0
2) Male25851.0
Missing5 
TOTAL506100.0
179) What is your present age? (AGE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL50659.39312
180) Which of the categories below most closely describes the place in which you currently live? (HOME)
TOTAL%
1) In open country, but not a farm5510.9
2) On a farm336.5
3) In a small city or town (under 50,000)13626.9
4) In a medium-size city (50,000-250,000)7314.5
5) In a suburb near a medium-size city489.5
6) In a large city (over 250,000)6112.1
7) In a suburb near a large city9919.6
Missing6 
TOTAL505100.0
181) What is your present marital status? (MAR_STAT)
TOTAL%
1) Married42784.9
2) Not married7615.1
Missing8 
TOTAL503100.0
182) If not currently married, have you ever been married? (MAR_EVER)
TOTAL%
1) No, never married1620.0
2) Yes, now widowed4151.3
3) Yes, now divorced1822.5
4) Yes, both widowed and divorced56.3
Missing431 
TOTAL80100.0
183) If currently married, have you ever had a previous marriage (or marriages)? (PREV_MAR)
TOTAL%
1) No34183.2
2) Yes, was widowed61.5
3) Yes, was divorced6114.9
4) Yes, both widowed and divorced20.5
Missing101 
TOTAL410100.0
184) How often does your husband or wife attend Sunday worship at your congregation? (SPOUCONG)
TOTAL%
1) Never102.4
2) Less than once a year40.9
3) About once or twice a year153.5
4) Several times a year133.1
5) About once a month184.2
6) 2-3 times a month429.9
7) Nearly every week22252.4
8) Every week10023.6
Missing87 
TOTAL424100.0
185) 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) Baptist4210.0
2) Disciples of Christ81.9
3) Episcopal112.6
4) Lutheran215.0
5) Methodist7818.6
6) Presbyterian Church14133.6
7) Other Presbyterian92.1
8) Reformed10.2
9) Roman Catholic389.0
10) UCC174.0
11) Non-denominational112.6
12) None204.8
13) Other235.5
Missing91 
TOTAL420100.0
186) Please indicate the faith in which your husband or wife was raised (if more than one, select the one in which she or he was most involved), and his or her current religious affiliation. - Spouse's current faith (SPOUFATH)
TOTAL%
1) Baptist10.3
3) Episcopal20.5
5) Methodist61.6
6) Presbyterian Church33591.0
7) Other Presbyterian41.1
9) Roman Catholic71.9
12) None102.7
13) Other30.8
Missing143 
TOTAL368100.0
187) Please indicate your employment status and, if married, the employment of your spouse. - Your employment status, first response (YOUREMP1)
TOTAL%
1) Employed full-time18437.1
2) Employed part-time428.5
3) Self-employed479.5
4) Unemployed51.0
5) Retired18036.3
6) Homemaker357.1
7) Student10.2
8) Other20.4
Missing15 
TOTAL496100.0
188) Please indicate your employment status and, if married, the employment of your spouse. - Your employment status, second response (YOUREMP2)
TOTAL%
1) Employed full-time48.7
3) Self-employed715.2
5) Retired1226.1
6) Homemaker1941.3
7) Student12.2
8) Other36.5
Missing465 
TOTAL46100.0
189) Please indicate your employment status and, if married, the employment of your spouse. - Employment status of spouse, first response (SPOUEMP1)
TOTAL%
1) Employed full-time14936.9
2) Employed part-time389.4
3) Self-employed276.7
4) Unemployed61.5
5) Retired12631.2
6) Homemaker5112.6
7) Student20.5
8) Other51.2
Missing107 
TOTAL404100.0
190) Please indicate your employment status and, if married, the employment of your spouse. - Employment status of spouse, second response (SPOUEMP2)
TOTAL%
1) Employed full-time29.5
2) Employed part-time29.5
3) Self-employed419.0
5) Retired523.8
6) Homemaker419.0
8) Other419.0
Missing490 
TOTAL21100.0
191) If you (and your spouse, if married) are employed full-time, part-time, or self-employed, please indicate the average hours per week worked over the last year - Your hours (YOUHRS)
TOTAL%
0) 134.2
2) 10.3
4) 20.7
6) 10.3
8) 10.3
9) 10.3
10) 62.0
12) 20.7
14) 10.3
15) 92.9
16) 20.7
18) 10.3
20) 175.5
22) 10.3
23) 10.3
24) 31.0
25) 20.7
26) 10.3
27) 10.3
30) 154.9
32) 41.3
35) 103.3
36) 10.3
37) 10.3
38) 62.0
40) 6721.8
42) 41.3
43) 20.7
45) 3511.4
46) 10.3
47) 10.3
48) 31.0
50) 4615.0
52) 20.7
54) 20.7
55) 103.3
56) 20.7
58) 10.3
60) 227.2
65) 10.3
70) 20.7
84) 10.3
85) 10.3
96) 10.3
Missing204 
TOTAL307100.0
192) If you (and your spouse, if married) are employed full-time, part-time, or self-employed, please indicate the average hours per week worked over the last year - Spouse's hours (SPOUHRS)
TOTAL%
0) 0186.8
1) 110.4
4) 420.8
6) 620.8
8) 841.5
10) 1051.9
12) 1231.1
14) 1410.4
15) 1583.0
16) 1620.8
17) 1710.4
19) 1910.4
20) 20114.1
22) 2210.4
24) 2441.5
25) 2551.9
28) 2810.4
30) 30145.3
32) 3231.1
33) 3310.4
35) 3572.6
36) 3610.4
37) 3710.4
39) 3910.4
40) 406223.3
44) 4451.9
45) 45134.9
46) 4610.4
47) 4710.4
48) 4841.5
49) 4910.4
50) 503412.8
54) 5420.8
55) 55134.9
60) 60207.5
65) 6510.4
68) 6810.4
70) 7031.1
71) 7110.4
75) 7510.4
80) 8010.4
84) 8410.4
90) 9010.4
99) Don't know20.8
Missing245 
TOTAL266100.0
193) What is your usual occupation (title/kind of work) and, if married, your spouse's usual occupation (title/kind of work)? - Your Occupation (YOUOCCUP)
TOTAL%
11) Management5815.8
13) Business and financial operations339.0
15) Computer and math123.3
17) Architecture and engineering184.9
19) Life-physical and social science61.6
21) Community and social services102.7
23) Legal123.3
25) Education/training/library5916.0
27) Arts/design/entertainment/sports/media143.8
29) Healthcare and technical246.5
31) Healthcare support61.6
33) Protective service20.5
35) Food Prep10.3
39) Personal care30.8
41) Sales and related occupations3910.6
43) Office and administrative support277.3
45) Farming/fishing/forestry82.2
47) Construction30.8
49) Installation/maintenance/repair41.1
51) Production occupations51.4
53) Transportation41.1
55) Military20.5
99) Homemaker184.9
Missing143 
TOTAL368100.0
194) What is your usual occupation (title/kind of work) and, if married, your spouse's usual occupation (title/kind of work)? - Spouse's Occupation (SPOOCCUP)
TOTAL%
11) Management3611.9
13) Business and financial operations134.3
15) Computer and math134.3
17) Architecture and engineering155.0
19) Life-physical and social science31.0
21) Community and social services124.0
23) Legal82.6
25) Education/training/library5417.9
27) Arts/design/entertainment/sports/media20.7
29) Healthcare and technical309.9
31) Healthcare support31.0
33) Protective service20.7
39) Personal care20.7
41) Sales and related occupations258.3
43) Office and administrative support3210.6
45) Farming/fishing/forestry31.0
47) Construction41.3
49) Installation/maintenance/repair41.3
51) Production occupations103.3
53) Transportation113.6
55) Military20.7
99) Homemaker186.0
Missing209 
TOTAL302100.0
195) What is the highest level of education completed by you and, if married, by your spouse? - Your educational level (EDUCYOU)
TOTAL%
3) Some high school20.4
4) High school diploma5110.1
5) Some college9418.7
6) Graduated from college13226.2
7) Some graduate work6613.1
8) A graduate degree15831.4
Missing8 
TOTAL503100.0
196) What is the highest level of education completed by you and, if married, by your spouse? - Spouse's educational level (EDUCSPOU)
TOTAL%
2) Completed 8th grade20.5
3) Some high school61.4
4) High school diploma6114.5
5) Some college7016.6
6) Graduated from college12429.5
7) Some graduate work389.0
8) Graduate degree12028.5
Missing90 
TOTAL421100.0
197) How many children do you have? (If none, write 0.) Include any legally adopted children; exclude stepchildren unless legally adopted. (NO_KIDS)
TOTAL%
0) None469.2
1) 1489.6
2) 221442.8
3) 312424.8
4) 45010.0
5) 5132.6
6) 640.8
7) 710.2
Missing11 
TOTAL500100.0
198) 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 alone6713.2
2) Two of us28155.5
3) Three of us7214.2
4) Four of us6312.5
5) Five of us183.6
6) Six of us51.0
Missing5 
TOTAL506100.0
199) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are - under six years of age? (HH_UNDR6)
TOTAL%
0) None11483.2
1) 11611.7
2) 275.1
Missing374 
TOTAL137100.0
200) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are - 6-12 years of age? (HH_6-12)
TOTAL%
0) None11165.3
1) 13621.2
2) 22011.8
3) 331.8
Missing341 
TOTAL170100.0
201) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are - 13-17 years of age? (HH_13-17)
TOTAL%
0) None10457.1
1) 15429.7
2) 22413.2
Missing329 
TOTAL182100.0
202) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are - 18-24 years of age? (HH_18-24)
TOTAL%
0) None10876.6
1) 12618.4
2) 275.0
Missing370 
TOTAL141100.0
203) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are - 25 years of age and over? (HH_25+)
TOTAL%
0) None153.2
1) 15712.2
2) 236678.5
3) 3275.8
4) 410.2
Missing45 
TOTAL466100.0
204) 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 adult6312.6
2) Single parent71.4
3) Married, no kids26953.9
4) Married, with kids14729.5
5) Some other arrangement132.6
Missing12 
TOTAL499100.0
205) Where did you live five years ago, in October 1994? (HOM_94)
TOTAL%
1) Same house I live in now44587.9
2) A different house, same county397.7
3) In a different county, same state112.2
4) In a different state81.6
5) In a different country30.6
Missing5 
TOTAL506100.0
206) 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
TOTAL50232.82716
207) Generally speaking, do you think of yourself as a Democrat, Independent, Republican, or other? (DEM_REP)
TOTAL%
1) Democrat14228.3
2) Independent9819.5
3) Republican25851.4
4) Other30.6
6) Reform10.2
Missing9 
TOTAL502100.0
208) What is your race of origin? (Check all that apply.) - First response (RACE1)
TOTAL%
1) White48095.2
2) African American163.2
4) Asian71.4
5) Hispanic10.2
Missing7 
TOTAL504100.0
209) What is your race of origin? (Check all that apply) - Second response (RACE2)
TOTAL%
1) White116.7
3) Indian466.7
5) Hispanic116.7
Missing505 
TOTAL6100.0
210) Which of these categories best describes your total family income from all sources, before taxes, during 1998? (If you live alone, or with non-relatives, answer in terms of your own personal income.) (HH_INCOM)
TOTAL%
1) Less than 10,00020.4
2) $10K-14,99991.9
3) $15K-19,999112.3
4) $20K-29,999336.8
5) $30K-39,999408.3
6) $40K-49,9995210.8
7) $50K-59,9995210.8
8) $60K-69,999459.3
9) $70K-79,999387.9
10) $80K-89,999367.5
11) $90K-99,999306.2
12) $100K-124,9995411.2
13) $125K-149,999296.0
14) $150K or more5210.8
Missing28 
TOTAL483100.0
211) Did you or any other family member fill out a pledge card regarding church giving for the current year? (PLEDGECD)
TOTAL%
1) Yes43386.3
2) No6813.5
3) Don't know10.2
Missing9 
TOTAL502100.0
212) During the last year, approximately how much money did you and other family members in your household contribute to the following? Write your best estimate on the lines provided. - To your congregation, in regular giving (not including special offerings or contributions to a capital campaign) (MNY_REG)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL4873572.5095132
213) During the last year, approximately how much money did you and other family members in your household contribute to the following? Write your best estimate on the lines provided. - To your church, in giving to a special campaign, for example for a new or remodeled building, or for a new program for the church (MNY_SPEC)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL3522271.3249417
214) During the last year, approximately how much money did you and other family members in your household contribute to the following? Write your best estimate on the lines provided. - To your congregation, in response to a special appeal for a ministry supported by the congregation, presbytery, or Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), including the denomination-wide special offerings - One Great Hour of Sharing, Witness, Peacemaking, and Christmas Joy (MNY_APPL)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL432592.6464928
215) 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) $012024.7
2) $1-5010221.0
3) $51-1006814.0
4) $101-5008517.5
5) $501-1000367.4
6) $1001-2000285.8
7) $2001+469.5
Missing26 
TOTAL485100.0
216) 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) $091.9
2) $1-506613.6
3) $51-1007214.8
4) $101-50016634.2
5) $501-10005912.1
6) $1001-2000408.2
7) $2001+7415.2
Missing25 
TOTAL486100.0
217) I-AGE: What is your present age? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-AGE)
TOTAL%
1) Under 40204.0
2) 40-4910220.2
3) 50-6419638.7
4) 65+18837.2
Missing5 
TOTAL506100.0
218) I-GENDER: What is your sex? (for use with online analysis) (I-GENDER)
TOTAL%
1) Female24849.0
2) Male25851.0
Missing5 
TOTAL506100.0
219) I-EDUC: What is the highest level of education completed by you and, if married, by your spouse? - Your educational level (for use with online analysis) (I-EDUC)
TOTAL%
3) Some high school20.4
4) High school diploma5110.1
5) Some college9418.7
6) Graduated from college13226.2
7) Some graduate work6613.1
8) A graduate degree15831.4
Missing8 
TOTAL503100.0
220) 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 $20,000224.6
2) $20K-49,99912525.9
3) $50K-99,99920141.6
4) $100K+13528.0
Missing28 
TOTAL483100.0
221) I-RACE: What is your race of origin? (Check all that apply.) - First response (for use with online analysis) (I-RACE)
TOTAL%
1) White48095.2
2) African American163.2
4) Asian71.4
5) Hispanic10.2
Missing7 
TOTAL504100.0
222) 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) Democrat14228.3
2) Independent9819.5
3) Republican25851.4
4) Other30.6
6) Reform10.2
Missing9 
TOTAL502100.0