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

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All frequencies are raw numbers (no weights used).
1) Panel Identification Number (NEWCODE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL46340616.801354
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) Yes17638.7
2) No17438.2
3) Not sure10523.1
Missing8 
TOTAL455100.0
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) Yes143.2
2) No39691.2
3) Not sure245.5
Missing29 
TOTAL434100.0
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) Yes112.5
2) No40793.8
3) Not sure163.7
Missing29 
TOTAL434100.0
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) Yes327.3
2) No34578.8
3) Not sure6113.9
Missing25 
TOTAL438100.0
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) Yes23050.8
2) No14030.9
3) Not sure8318.3
Missing10 
TOTAL453100.0
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) Yes9621.1
2) No18741.1
3) Not sure17237.8
Missing8 
TOTAL455100.0
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) Yes13028.5
2) No18540.6
3) Not sure14130.9
Missing7 
TOTAL456100.0
9) In the past five year, have you experienced the death of a family member or close friend? (DEATHFAM)
TOTAL%
1) Yes35878.2
2) No10021.8
Missing5 
TOTAL458100.0
10) [ASK ONLY IF DEATHFAM=1 "YES"]Was the death the result of a terminal illness, such as cancer or AIDS? (AIDS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes20859.4
2) No14240.6
Missing113 
TOTAL350100.0
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 often173.7
2) Often265.7
3) Fairly often11625.2
4) Fairly seldom17838.7
5) Very seldom12326.7
Missing3 
TOTAL460100.0
12) Are you afraid to die, or not? (AFRAID)
TOTAL%
1) Yes337.2
2) No34174.3
3) Not sure8518.5
Missing4 
TOTAL459100.0
13) Thinking about your own death, where do you think you are most likely to die? (DIEWHERE)
TOTAL%
1) In a hospital7416.1
2) In a nursing home286.1
3) In a hospice194.1
4) At home12527.2
5) Elsewhere (specify)173.7
6) Not sure19742.8
Missing3 
TOTAL460100.0
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 fearful6614.6
2) Somewhat fearful22449.4
3) Not very fearful10623.4
4) Not at all fearful367.9
5) Not sure214.6
Missing10 
TOTAL453100.0
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 fearful408.9
2) Somewhat fearful11625.8
3) Not very fearful15534.5
4) Not at all fearful12126.9
5) Not sure173.8
Missing14 
TOTAL449100.0
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 fearful8118.1
2) Somewhat fearful16837.6
3) Not very fearful10423.3
4) Not at all fearful8118.1
5) Not sure132.9
Missing16 
TOTAL447100.0
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 fearful163.6
2) Somewhat fearful337.4
3) Not very fearful8519.2
4) Not at all fearful29065.5
5) Not sure194.3
Missing20 
TOTAL443100.0
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 important16235.8
2) Important19041.9
3) Somewhat important7316.1
4) Not important286.2
Missing10 
TOTAL453100.0
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 important20645.4
2) Important17538.5
3) Somewhat important6213.7
4) Not important112.4
Missing9 
TOTAL454100.0
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 important18540.7
2) Important19743.3
3) Somewhat important4610.1
4) Not important275.9
Missing8 
TOTAL455100.0
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 important20445.0
2) Important19442.8
3) Somewhat important439.5
4) Not important122.6
Missing10 
TOTAL453100.0
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 important23250.9
2) Important14431.6
3) Somewhat important6013.2
4) Not important204.4
Missing7 
TOTAL456100.0
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 important23952.6
2) Important17037.4
3) Somewhat important398.6
4) Not important61.3
Missing9 
TOTAL454100.0
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 important29765.4
2) Important13730.2
3) Somewhat important173.7
4) Not important30.7
Missing9 
TOTAL454100.0
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 important24353.5
2) Important17839.2
3) Somewhat important296.4
4) Not important40.9
Missing9 
TOTAL454100.0
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 important17438.5
2) Important22048.7
3) Somewhat important4910.8
4) Not important92.0
Missing11 
TOTAL452100.0
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 important35377.8
2) Important8518.7
3) Somewhat important92.0
4) Not important71.5
Missing9 
TOTAL454100.0
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 important22149.2
2) Important16737.2
3) Somewhat important4610.2
4) Not important153.3
Missing14 
TOTAL449100.0
29) As you think about your own death, how important is each of the following considerations? Spiritual matters: praying. (IMPRT12)
TOTAL%
1) Very important28963.5
2) Important13128.8
3) Somewhat important286.2
4) Not important71.5
Missing8 
TOTAL455100.0
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 important16837.3
2) Important16336.1
3) Somewhat important9220.4
4) Not important286.2
Missing12 
TOTAL451100.0
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 important5312.0
2) Important10423.6
3) Somewhat important13731.1
4) Not important14733.3
Missing22 
TOTAL441100.0
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 important8919.8
2) Important13730.5
3) Somewhat important12527.8
4) Not important9821.8
Missing14 
TOTAL449100.0
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 important25956.7
2) Important17538.3
3) Somewhat important183.9
4) Not important51.1
Missing6 
TOTAL457100.0
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 important31168.8
2) Important12928.5
3) Somewhat important92.0
4) Not important30.7
Missing11 
TOTAL452100.0
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 important11926.4
2) Important18641.2
3) Somewhat important10924.2
4) Not important378.2
Missing12 
TOTAL451100.0
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 important26357.8
2) Important17037.4
3) Somewhat important194.2
4) Not important30.7
Missing8 
TOTAL455100.0
37) Do you have a will, or not? (WILL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes37682.8
2) No7817.2
Missing9 
TOTAL454100.0
38) [ASK ONLY IF WILL=1 "YES"]When was it most recently updated? (WILLYEAR)
TOTAL%
0) 20003912.9
1) 20013511.6
2) 20023110.2
60) 6020.7
67) 6710.3
70) 7010.3
72) 7210.3
75) 7541.3
76) 7620.7
77) 7710.3
78) 7831.0
79) 7920.7
80) 80124.0
81) 8110.3
82) 8220.7
83) 8310.3
84) 8441.3
85) 8582.6
86) 8641.3
87) 8751.7
88) 8831.0
89) 8931.0
90) 90165.3
91) 9162.0
92) 92144.6
93) 9362.0
94) 9451.7
95) 95216.9
96) 96165.3
97) 97165.3
98) 98144.6
99) 99247.9
Missing160 
TOTAL303100.0
39) [ASK ONLY IF WILL=2 "NO"]Are you planning to write a will? (PLANWILL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes6064.5
2) No1718.3
3) Not sure1617.2
Missing370 
TOTAL93100.0
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) Yes24753.9
2) No19542.6
3) Not sure163.5
Missing5 
TOTAL458100.0
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) Yes26357.5
2) No18340.0
3) Not sure112.4
Missing6 
TOTAL457100.0
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?14932.5
2) Embalmed before entombment above ground?81.7
3) Embalmed before cremation?112.4
4) Cremated after death, without embalming?17638.4
5) Donated to medical research?306.6
6) No preference306.6
7) Not sure5411.8
Missing5 
TOTAL458100.0
43) If you prefer cremation, would you prefer that your ashes be: (CREMATE)
TOTAL%
1) Buried in the ground?7425.6
2) Placed in a columbarium (memorial vault)?2910.0
3) Kept by a family member or friend?124.2
4) Scattered9332.2
5) No preference4214.5
6) Not sure3913.5
Missing174 
TOTAL289100.0
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.)4059.7
2) General place (e.g., mountains, sea, woods)2740.3
Missing396 
TOTAL67100.0
45) What sort of service, if any, would you like to have after your death? (SERVICE)
TOTAL%
1) Funeral service (body/ashes present)15233.5
2) Memorial service (body/ashes not present)21346.9
3) No preference4610.1
4) Not sure327.0
5) Don't want any sort of service102.2
6) Other10.2
Missing9 
TOTAL454100.0
46) Have you written out any plans or guidelines for your own funeral/memorial service? (PLANS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes8218.4
2) No36381.6
Missing18 
TOTAL445100.0
47) [ASK ONLY IF PLANS=1 "YES"]Have you given your pastor or another minister a copy of these plans? (PLANS2)
TOTAL%
1) Yes108.2
2) No11291.8
Missing341 
TOTAL122100.0
48) Who would you prefer preside at your own funeral/memorial service? (PRESIDE)
TOTAL%
1) My pastor34878.2
2) Another minister357.9
3) No preference214.7
4) Not sure327.2
5) Other (specify)92.0
Missing18 
TOTAL445100.0
49) Where would you like this service to be? (LOCATION)
TOTAL%
1) At your home church36080.0
2) At another church51.1
3) At a funeral home388.4
4) No preference204.4
5) Not sure163.6
6) Other (specify)112.4
Missing13 
TOTAL450100.0
50) When would you prefer to have a committal (e.g., graveside) ceremony of your body/ashes? (COMMITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Before a funeral/memorial service5111.5
2) After a funeral/memorial service19844.6
3) No preference6214.0
4) Not sure4510.1
5) Don't want a committal ceremony6614.9
6) Not applicable225.0
Missing19 
TOTAL444100.0
51) If your body were present at your funeral/memorial service, would you want: (BODYSRVC)
TOTAL%
1) A closed casket23259.0
2) An open casket6115.5
3) No preference5313.5
4) Not sure4712.0
Missing70 
TOTAL393100.0
52) [ASK ONLY IF BODYSRVC=1 "A CLOSED CASKET"]How would you prefer that it be presented? (PRESENT)
TOTAL%
1) A flag draped over it3313.9
2) A pall or other drape3816.0
3) Nothing over it6728.2
4) Not sure4518.9
5) No preference5021.0
6) A personal item placed/draped on it52.1
Missing225 
TOTAL238100.0
53) Overall, would you prefer a funeral or memorial service that is: (PREFER)
TOTAL%
1) Traditional/mostly traditional29266.2
2) Contemporary/mostly contemporary153.4
3) Split evenly between traditional/contemporary8018.1
4) No preference337.5
5) Not sure214.8
Missing22 
TOTAL441100.0
54) Which of these elements would you want in your funeral/memorial service? : Celebration of the Lord's Supper (ELEMNTS1)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked42291.1
1) Checked418.9
TOTAL463100.0
55) Which of these elements would you want in your funeral/memorial service? : A sermon (ELEMNTS2)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked36077.8
1) Checked10322.2
TOTAL463100.0
56) Which of these elements would you want in your funeral/memorial service? : A eulogy delivered by a family member (ELEMNTS3)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked31167.2
1) Checked15232.8
TOTAL463100.0
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 checked12326.6
1) Checked34073.4
TOTAL463100.0
58) Which of these elements would you want in your funeral/memorial service? : Time for impromptu remarks by attendees (ELEMNTS5)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked31868.7
1) Checked14531.3
TOTAL463100.0
59) Which of these elements would you want in your funeral/memorial service? : Other (specify) (ELEMNTS6)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked40286.8
1) Checked6113.2
TOTAL463100.0
60) What readings or music would you like to have as part of your funeral/memorial service? : Bible reading(s) (MUSIC1)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked8618.6
1) Checked37781.4
TOTAL463100.0
61) What readings or music would you like to have as part of your funeral/memorial service? : Other reading(s) (MUSIC2)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked38082.1
1) Checked8317.9
TOTAL463100.0
62) What readings or music would you like to have as part of your funeral/memorial service? : Traditional hymn(s) (MUSIC3)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked10622.9
1) Checked35777.1
TOTAL463100.0
63) What readings or music would you like to have as part of your funeral/memorial service? : Contemporary hymn(s) (MUSIC4)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked38783.6
1) Checked7616.4
TOTAL463100.0
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 checked43493.7
1) Checked296.3
TOTAL463100.0
65) What readings or music would you like to have as part of your funeral/memorial service? : Sacred instrumental music (MUSIC6)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked33271.7
1) Checked13128.3
TOTAL463100.0
66) What readings or music would you like to have as part of your funeral/memorial service? : Classical instrumental music (MUSIC7)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked37781.4
1) Checked8618.6
TOTAL463100.0
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 checked44395.7
1) Checked204.3
TOTAL463100.0
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 checked43994.8
1) Checked245.2
TOTAL463100.0
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) Psalms66.1
12) Psalm 2122.0
13) Psalm 235252.5
14) Psalm 4611.0
17) Psalm 10011.0
18) Psalm 10311.0
20) Psalm 12111.0
23) Psalm 13933.0
24) Psalm 9122.0
25) Psalm 6011.0
29) John 333.0
30) Ecclesiastes 322.0
31) Isaiah 2511.0
32) Isaiah 4055.1
35) Psalm 3411.0
38) Philippians 211.0
40) Psalm 2711.0
55) John 1455.1
63) Romans 833.0
70) First Corinthians 1533.0
73) Philippians 444.0
Missing364 
TOTAL99100.0
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 Fortress43.7
2) Abide With Me10.9
4) Amazing Grace3128.4
5) Be Still My Soul21.8
7) Be Thou My Vision32.8
11) For All The Saints32.8
13) Open My Eyes10.9
15) Eternal Father21.8
17) Come Christians, Join To Sing10.9
18) Morning Has Broken43.7
19) O Master, Let Me Walk With Thee10.9
21) God Be With You Till We Meet Again10.9
22) God Of Our Life10.9
23) Great Is Thy Faithfulness10.9
24) Guide Me O Thou Great Jehovah21.8
26) Hear I Am Lord10.9
27) How Great Thou Art1412.8
30) In The Garden109.2
31) It Is Well With My Soul21.8
32) Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee43.7
34) My Shepherd Will Supply My Needs10.9
36) Jesus Loves Me10.9
37) Holy, Holy, Holy10.9
40) Faith Of Our Fathers10.9
41) Softly, Tenderly, Jesus Is Calling10.9
45) I Come To The Garden Alone21.8
46) Because He Lives10.9
47) Navy Hymn10.9
49) Blessed Assurance10.9
53) The Old Rugged Cross54.6
54) On Eagles Wings10.9
71) Till We Meet Again10.9
76) Children Of The Heavenly Father10.9
80) What A Friend We Have In Jesus21.8
Missing354 
TOTAL109100.0
71) Do you believe you will exist in some form after your death? (BELIEVE1)
TOTAL%
1) Yes34878.7
2) No337.5
3) Not sure6113.8
Missing21 
TOTAL442100.0
72) Do you believe that the quality of existence after death is different for different people? (BELIEVE2)
TOTAL%
1) Yes20348.4
2) No7818.6
3) Not sure13832.9
Missing44 
TOTAL419100.0
73) Do you believe that the quality of existence after death is the same for everyone? (BELIEVE3)
TOTAL%
1) Yes6315.6
2) No19447.9
3) Not sure14836.5
Missing58 
TOTAL405100.0
74) Do you believe in the existence of heaven? (BELIEVE4)
TOTAL%
1) Yes38786.8
2) No143.1
3) Not sure4510.1
Missing17 
TOTAL446100.0
75) Do you believe in the existence of hell? (BELIEVE5)
TOTAL%
1) Yes23756.6
2) No5713.6
3) Not sure12529.8
Missing44 
TOTAL419100.0
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 better13838.1
2) 26116.9
3) 3287.7
4) Neutral6417.7
5) 5215.8
6) 6102.8
7) A life without many things which make our life enjoyable4011.0
Missing101 
TOTAL362100.0
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 mind12232.7
2) 26016.1
3) 34612.3
4) Neutral7018.8
5) 5225.9
6) 6164.3
7) A paradise of pleasure and delights379.9
Missing90 
TOTAL373100.0
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 contemplation12033.0
2) 27620.9
3) 34412.1
4) Neutral8122.3
5) 5113.0
6) 692.5
7) A life of intense action236.3
Missing99 
TOTAL364100.0
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 life226.0
2) 230.8
3) 382.2
4) Neutral5214.3
5) 54211.5
6) 66217.0
7) A life of complete fulfillment17548.1
Missing99 
TOTAL364100.0
80) Request for past summaries (REQUEST)
TOTAL%
0) No Request44997.0
1) Request Past Summaries143.0
TOTAL463100.0
81) Sample (SAMPLE)
TOTAL%
1) Members463100.0
TOTAL463100.0
82) Survey format (SURVEY)
TOTAL%
1) Paper copy43694.2
2) From the web275.8
TOTAL463100.0
83) How many years have you been a member of your current congregation? __ year(s) (if less than one year, __ months) (YRSMEMBR)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL44821.16716
84) How far do you live from your congregation? __ mile(s) (HOWFAR)
TOTAL%
1) 18619.2
2) 26715.0
3) 36213.9
4) 4306.7
5) 55813.0
6) 6388.5
7) 7194.3
8) 8143.1
9) 951.1
10) 10235.1
11) 1130.7
12) 1281.8
13) 1310.2
14) 1430.7
15) 15112.5
16) 1630.7
18) 1810.2
19) 1910.2
20) 2051.1
25) 2520.4
30) 3020.4
42) 4210.2
60) 6010.2
175) 17510.2
271) 27110.2
998) 998 miles or more10.2
Missing16 
TOTAL447100.0
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
TOTAL4052472.983659
86) Have you ever been ordained an elder in the Presbyterian Church? (Check one box) (EVERELDR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes18241.2
2) No26058.8
Missing21 
TOTAL442100.0
87) [IF YES TO EVERELDR] Are you serving now on session? (NOWELDR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes134.7
2) No26195.3
Missing189 
TOTAL274100.0
88) Have you ever been ordained a deacon in the Presbyterian Church? (Check one box) (EVERDCON)
TOTAL%
1) Yes16136.6
2) No27963.4
Missing23 
TOTAL440100.0
89) [IF YES TO EVERDCON] Are you currently serving on the board of deacons? (NOWDCON)
TOTAL%
1) Yes228.9
2) No22591.1
Missing216 
TOTAL247100.0
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 checked37482.7
1) Checked7817.3
Missing11 
TOTAL452100.0
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 checked28863.3
1) Checked16736.7
Missing8 
TOTAL455100.0
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 checked42693.6
1) Checked296.4
Missing8 
TOTAL455100.0
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 checked39386.4
1) Checked6213.6
Missing8 
TOTAL455100.0
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 checked32671.6
1) Checked12928.4
Missing8 
TOTAL455100.0
95) What other positions, if any, do you hold in the church? (Check all that apply) - Organist or choir director (POSCHDIR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked45098.9
1) Checked51.1
Missing8 
TOTAL455100.0
96) What other positions, if any, do you hold in the church? (Check all that apply) - Member of choir (POSCHMEM)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked37081.3
1) Checked8518.7
Missing8 
TOTAL455100.0
97) What other positions, if any, do you hold in the church? (Check all that apply) - Church school teacher/leader (POSTCHER)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked35177.1
1) Checked10422.9
Missing8 
TOTAL455100.0
98) What other positions, if any, do you hold in the church? (Check all that apply) - Other (specify) (POSOTHER)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked43695.8
1) Checked194.2
Missing8 
TOTAL455100.0
99) How often do you generally attend Sunday worship at your congregation? (Check the appropriate box) (FREQATTD)
TOTAL%
1) Never61.3
2) Less than once a year10.2
3) Once or twice a year81.8
4) Several times a year235.1
5) Once a month153.3
6) 2-3 times a month8719.4
7) Nearly every week21848.7
8) Every week9020.1
Missing15 
TOTAL448100.0
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) Yes41398.3
2) No71.7
Missing43 
TOTAL420100.0
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) None20.5
1) 171.7
2) 2225.2
3) 3245.7
4) 4317.4
5) 54210.0
6) 6399.3
7) 7122.9
8) 8245.7
9) 961.4
10) 10399.3
11) 1141.0
12) 12317.4
13) 1361.4
14) 1441.0
15) 15255.9
16) 1671.7
18) 1871.7
19) 1930.7
20) 20358.3
21) 2110.2
24) 2430.7
25) 2510.2
26) 2630.7
28) 2810.2
30) 3041.0
31) 3110.2
34) 3420.5
35) 3510.2
36) 3620.5
38) 3810.2
40) 40102.4
42) 4210.2
44) 4410.2
45) 4551.2
47) 4710.2
48) 4830.7
49) 4910.2
50) 5061.4
52) 5230.7
Missing42 
TOTAL421100.0
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 checked36780.7
1) Checked8819.3
Missing8 
TOTAL455100.0
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 checked40689.2
1) Checked4910.8
Missing8 
TOTAL455100.0
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 checked26458.1
1) Checked19041.9
Missing9 
TOTAL454100.0
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 checked34074.7
1) Checked11525.3
Missing8 
TOTAL455100.0
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 checked12126.6
1) Checked33473.4
Missing8 
TOTAL455100.0
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 checked36079.1
1) Checked9520.9
Missing8 
TOTAL455100.0
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 checked38484.4
1) Checked7115.6
Missing8 
TOTAL455100.0
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 checked40488.8
1) Checked5111.2
Missing8 
TOTAL455100.0
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 checked42793.8
1) Checked286.2
Missing8 
TOTAL455100.0
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 checked34375.4
1) Checked11224.6
Missing8 
TOTAL455100.0
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 checked38885.3
1) Checked6714.7
Missing8 
TOTAL455100.0
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 checked44798.2
1) Checked81.8
Missing8 
TOTAL455100.0
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 checked43094.5
1) Checked255.5
Missing8 
TOTAL455100.0
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 checked44497.6
1) Checked112.4
Missing8 
TOTAL455100.0
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 other1741.5
2) Worked at another church24.9
3) Visited another church (out of town)614.6
4) Seasonal migrant49.8
5) Visited another church1024.4
7) Tried to go but prevented24.9
Missing422 
TOTAL41100.0
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 Hours11526.0
2) 1-2 Hours8419.0
3) 3-5 Hours11926.9
4) 6-10 Hours7817.6
5) 11-20 Hours317.0
6) More than 20 Hours163.6
Missing20 
TOTAL443100.0
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 Hours15434.8
2) 1-2 Hours10523.7
3) 3-5 Hours8920.1
4) 6-10 Hours5412.2
5) 11-20 Hours235.2
6) More than 20 Hours184.1
Missing20 
TOTAL443100.0
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 Hours26160.0
2) 1-2 Hours9922.8
3) 3-5 Hours4610.6
4) 6-10 Hours163.7
5) 11-20 Hours71.6
6) More than 20 Hours61.4
Missing28 
TOTAL435100.0
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 Hours19344.5
2) 1-2 Hours9521.9
3) 3-5 Hours6114.1
4) 6-10 Hours439.9
5) 11-20 Hours163.7
6) More than 20 Hours266.0
Missing29 
TOTAL434100.0
121) Did you belong to any other churches before the one you now belong to? (BELCHURC)
TOTAL%
1) Yes36482.5
2) No7717.5
Missing22 
TOTAL441100.0
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) Baptist287.7
2) Disciples of Christ82.2
3) Episcopal82.2
4) Lutheran256.9
5) Methodist6116.8
6) Presbyterian18049.5
7) Other Presbyterian51.4
8) Reformed92.5
9) Roman Catholic92.5
10) UCC133.6
11) Non-denominational20.5
12) Other164.4
Missing99 
TOTAL364100.0
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) Baptist6113.7
2) Disciples of Christ163.6
3) Episcopal102.3
4) Lutheran306.8
5) Methodist7015.8
6) Presbyterian16737.6
7) Other Presbyterian92.0
8) Reformed81.8
9) Roman Catholic194.3
10) UCC204.5
11) Non-denominational61.4
12) None71.6
13) Other214.7
Missing19 
TOTAL444100.0
124) How old were you when you first became a member of a Presbyterian church? (HOWOLD)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL44326.4916
125) When you were growing up, say ages 10 to 12, how active were your parents in church? (PAR_ACTV)
TOTAL%
1) Very active16636.6
2) Generally active8619.0
3) Somewhat active7115.7
4) Not very active5512.1
5) Not active at all6915.2
6) Don't know61.3
Missing10 
TOTAL453100.0
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) Yes6815.2
2) No37984.8
Missing16 
TOTAL447100.0
127) [IF YES TO RELPAST] How many relatives are currently serving the church in full-time paid positions? (RELPAST#)
TOTAL%
0) 1317.3
1) 3749.3
2) 1824.0
3) 34.0
4) 22.7
6) 22.7
Missing388 
TOTAL75100.0
128) [IF YES TO RELPAST] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - My father (DADPAST)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked44898.5
1) Checked71.5
Missing8 
TOTAL455100.0
129) [IF YES TO RELPAST] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - My mother (MOMPAST)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked45299.3
1) Checked30.7
Missing8 
TOTAL455100.0
130) [IF YES TO RELPAST] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - My grandfather (GDADPAST)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked455100.0
Missing8 
TOTAL455100.0
131) [IF YES TO RELPAST] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - My grandmother (GMOMPAST)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked455100.0
Missing8 
TOTAL455100.0
132) [IF YES TO RELPAST] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - My son (SONPAST)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked45299.3
1) Checked30.7
Missing8 
TOTAL455100.0
133) [IF YES TO RELPAST] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - My daughter (DAUPAST)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked44698.0
1) Checked92.0
Missing8 
TOTAL455100.0
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 checked44497.6
1) Checked112.4
Missing8 
TOTAL455100.0
135) [IF YES TO RELPAST] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - Other (OTHPAST)
TOTAL%
1) Grandchild11.9
2) Distant ancestor35.7
3) Uncle/Aunt713.2
4) Niece or nephew1324.5
5) Cousin1324.5
8) Spouse23.8
9) In-law1426.4
Missing410 
TOTAL53100.0
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) Yes9621.8
2) No34478.2
Missing23 
TOTAL440100.0
137) [IF YES TO RELCHRCH] How many relatives in the past served the church in full-time paid positions? (Approximate number) (RELCRCH#)
TOTAL%
0) 1212.4
1) 5556.7
2) 1717.5
3) 66.2
4) 55.2
5) 22.1
Missing366 
TOTAL97100.0
138) [IF YES TO RELCHRCH] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - My father (DADCHRCH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked44297.1
1) Checked132.9
Missing8 
TOTAL455100.0
139) [IF YES TO RELCHRCH] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - My mother (MOMCHRCH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked44898.5
1) Checked71.5
Missing8 
TOTAL455100.0
140) [IF YES TO RELCHRCH] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - My grandfather (GDADCRCH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked43495.4
1) Checked214.6
Missing8 
TOTAL455100.0
141) [IF YES TO RELCHRCH] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - My grandmother (GMOMCRCH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked44898.5
1) Checked71.5
Missing8 
TOTAL455100.0
142) [IF YES TO RELCHRCH] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - My son (SONCHRCH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked45499.8
1) Checked10.2
Missing8 
TOTAL455100.0
143) [IF YES TO RELCHRCH] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - My daughter (DAUCHRCH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked45199.1
1) Checked40.9
Missing8 
TOTAL455100.0
144) [IF YES TO RELCHRCH] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - A brother or sister (SIBCHRCH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked44898.5
1) Checked71.5
Missing8 
TOTAL455100.0
145) [IF YES TO RELCHRCH] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - Other (OTHCHRCH)
TOTAL%
1) Grandchild11.5
2) Distant ancestor2841.8
3) Uncle/Aunt2334.3
5) Cousin710.4
8) Spouse11.5
9) In-law710.4
Missing396 
TOTAL67100.0
146) Which of the following terms best describes your current stand on theological issues? (LIB_CONS)
TOTAL%
1) Very conservative163.6
2) Conservative16236.3
3) Moderate20646.2
4) Liberal4810.8
5) Very Liberal143.1
Missing17 
TOTAL446100.0
147) Have you ever tried to encourage someone to believe in Jesus Christ or accept Him as a personal savior? (WITNESS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes27460.5
2) No17939.5
Missing10 
TOTAL453100.0
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) Yes19343.5
2) No25156.5
Missing19 
TOTAL444100.0
149) Do you believe that some or all of the Bible was inspired by God? (INSP_GOD)
TOTAL%
1) Yes42697.3
2) No122.7
Missing25 
TOTAL438100.0
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 it20446.5
2) Almost all of it7918.0
3) Most of it9922.6
4) Some of it358.0
5) Only a very small amount30.7
6) Not sure194.3
Missing24 
TOTAL439100.0
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 world245.4
2) Is a true account of how God created the world24855.5
3) Reflects human feelings about how the world might have been created17539.1
Missing16 
TOTAL447100.0
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.10424.3
2) The Bible is without error of any kind in spiritual matters, but there are problems in other areas such as science and history.21650.5
3) The Bible contains errors in both spiritual and secular matters.10825.2
Missing35 
TOTAL428100.0
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 agree398.8
2) Agree10523.7
3) Not sure5512.4
4) Disagree19143.1
5) Strongly disagree5312.0
Missing20 
TOTAL443100.0
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 agree265.9
2) Agree10223.1
3) Not sure7917.9
4) Disagree14432.6
5) Strongly disagree9120.6
Missing21 
TOTAL442100.0
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 agree28664.6
2) Agree10323.3
3) Not sure5011.3
4) Disagree20.5
5) Strongly disagree20.5
Missing20 
TOTAL443100.0
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 agree19744.4
2) Agree11726.4
3) Not sure7316.4
4) Disagree4810.8
5) Strongly disagree92.0
Missing19 
TOTAL444100.0
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 agree10824.5
2) Agree9421.3
3) Not sure11225.4
4) Disagree8719.7
5) Strongly disagree409.1
Missing22 
TOTAL441100.0
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 agree16036.1
2) Agree22751.2
3) Not sure347.7
4) Disagree173.8
5) Strongly disagree51.1
Missing20 
TOTAL443100.0
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 agree15935.7
2) Agree13029.2
3) Not sure9721.8
4) Disagree4510.1
5) Strongly disagree143.1
Missing18 
TOTAL445100.0
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 agree22349.7
2) Agree13229.4
3) Not sure7115.8
4) Disagree102.2
5) Strongly disagree132.9
Missing14 
TOTAL449100.0
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 daily7617.3
2) Several times a week5312.0
3) Weekly5512.5
4) Several times a month7015.9
5) Once a month255.7
6) Several times a year8419.1
7) Once a year or less5612.7
8) Never214.8
Missing23 
TOTAL440100.0
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 daily92.1
2) Several times a week92.1
3) Weekly6013.7
4) Several times a month4510.3
5) Once a month398.9
6) Several times a year8018.3
7) Once a year or less7116.2
8) Never12428.4
Missing26 
TOTAL437100.0
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 daily51.2
2) Several times a week40.9
3) Weekly8820.3
4) Several times a month235.3
5) Once a month4410.1
6) Several times a year5612.9
7) Once a year or less6615.2
8) Never14834.1
Missing29 
TOTAL434100.0
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 daily28063.1
2) Several times a week7116.0
3) Weekly327.2
4) Several times a month255.6
5) Once a month71.6
6) Several times a year184.1
7) Once a year or less51.1
8) Never61.4
Missing19 
TOTAL444100.0
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 daily8719.9
2) Several times a week5813.3
3) Weekly8218.8
4) Several times a month4410.1
5) Once a month255.7
6) Several times a year6815.6
7) Once a year or less153.4
8) Never5813.3
Missing26 
TOTAL437100.0
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 daily20.5
2) Several times a week10.2
3) Weekly317.2
4) Several times a month184.2
5) Once a month184.2
6) Several times a year368.3
7) Once a year or less8419.4
8) Never24356.1
Missing30 
TOTAL433100.0
167) Do you believe that Jesus will return to Earth some day? (JES_RTRN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes31372.1
2) No306.9
3) Not sure9121.0
Missing29 
TOTAL434100.0
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 200030.8
2) About as likely in 2000 as in any other year21258.1
3) Less likely in 200092.5
4) No Opinion14138.6
Missing98 
TOTAL365100.0
169) Do you currently have plans for this coming New Year's Eve (Dec. 31, 1999)? (PLAN_NYR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes10523.5
2) No34276.5
Missing16 
TOTAL447100.0
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) Yes5828.9
2) No14371.1
Missing262 
TOTAL201100.0
171) [IF YES TO PLAN_NYR] What do you plan to do? - First response (PLAN_DO1)
TOTAL%
1) Nothing special/stay at home812.9
2) Spend time with family1219.4
3) Party/celebrate1829.0
4) Work812.9
5) Attend church711.3
6) Vacation/travel69.7
9) Other34.8
Missing401 
TOTAL62100.0
172) [IF YES TO PLAN_NYR] What do you plan to do? - Second response (PLAN_DO2)
TOTAL%
2) Spend time with family125.0
3) Party/celebrate250.0
6) Vacation/travel125.0
Missing459 
TOTAL4100.0
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, definitely306.6
2) Yes, probably6213.7
3) No, probably not5111.3
4) No, definitely not112.4
5) Don't know29865.9
Missing11 
TOTAL452100.0
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) Major153.3
3) Minor19944.3
4) Very minor16937.6
5) None at all368.0
6) No opinion296.5
Missing14 
TOTAL449100.0
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%
2) Major51.1
3) Minor17338.8
4) Very minor18942.4
5) None at all5311.9
6) No opinion265.8
Missing17 
TOTAL446100.0
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) Major10.2
3) Minor8819.6
4) Very minor15133.7
5) None at all17739.5
6) No opinion316.9
Missing15 
TOTAL448100.0
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%
1) Very major20.4
2) Major30.7
3) Minor11225.0
4) Very minor16236.2
5) None at all14231.7
6) No opinion276.0
Missing15 
TOTAL448100.0
178) What is your sex? (SEX)
TOTAL%
1) Female26959.3
2) Male18540.7
Missing9 
TOTAL454100.0
179) What is your present age? (AGE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL45359.03315
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 farm5311.8
2) On a farm132.9
3) In a small city or town (under 50,000)13129.2
4) In a medium-size city (50,000-250,000)6514.5
5) In a suburb near a medium-size city4810.7
6) In a large city (over 250,000)5612.5
7) In a suburb near a large city8318.5
Missing14 
TOTAL449100.0
181) What is your present marital status? (MAR_STAT)
TOTAL%
1) Married36080.7
2) Not married8619.3
Missing17 
TOTAL446100.0
182) If not currently married, have you ever been married? (MAR_EVER)
TOTAL%
1) No, never married2629.2
2) Yes, now widowed3438.2
3) Yes, now divorced2427.0
4) Yes, both widowed and divorced55.6
Missing374 
TOTAL89100.0
183) If currently married, have you ever had a previous marriage (or marriages)? (PREV_MAR)
TOTAL%
1) No28483.3
2) Yes, was widowed72.1
3) Yes, was divorced4914.4
4) Yes, both widowed and divorced10.3
Missing122 
TOTAL341100.0
184) How often does your husband or wife attend Sunday worship at your congregation? (SPOUCONG)
TOTAL%
1) Never226.2
2) Less than once a year51.4
3) About once or twice a year174.8
4) Several times a year267.4
5) About once a month133.7
6) 2-3 times a month7120.1
7) Nearly every week14541.1
8) Every week5415.3
Missing110 
TOTAL353100.0
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) Baptist4412.4
2) Disciples of Christ41.1
3) Episcopal205.6
4) Lutheran205.6
5) Methodist5415.2
6) Presbyterian Church11532.3
7) Other Presbyterian41.1
8) Reformed30.8
9) Roman Catholic308.4
10) UCC113.1
11) Non-denominational30.8
12) None215.9
13) Other277.6
Missing107 
TOTAL356100.0
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) Baptist20.7
3) Episcopal20.7
6) Presbyterian Church26489.2
7) Other Presbyterian10.3
9) Roman Catholic62.0
10) UCC10.3
11) Non-denominational31.0
12) None134.4
13) Other41.4
Missing167 
TOTAL296100.0
187) Please indicate your employment status and, if married, the employment of your spouse. - Your employment status, first response (YOUREMP1)
TOTAL%
1) Employed full-time15234.0
2) Employed part-time327.2
3) Self-employed224.9
4) Unemployed20.4
5) Retired17438.9
6) Homemaker449.8
7) Student143.1
8) Other71.6
Missing16 
TOTAL447100.0
188) Please indicate your employment status and, if married, the employment of your spouse. - Your employment status, second response (YOUREMP2)
TOTAL%
2) Employed part-time210.0
3) Self-employed210.0
5) Retired525.0
6) Homemaker735.0
7) Student210.0
8) Other210.0
Missing443 
TOTAL20100.0
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-time13137.5
2) Employed part-time318.9
3) Self-employed195.4
4) Unemployed10.3
5) Retired13137.5
6) Homemaker339.5
7) Student10.3
8) Other20.6
Missing114 
TOTAL349100.0
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-time17.7
3) Self-employed215.4
5) Retired430.8
6) Homemaker538.5
8) Other17.7
Missing450 
TOTAL13100.0
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) 0104.2
2) 210.4
3) 310.4
4) 410.4
5) 520.8
6) 631.3
7) 710.4
8) 820.8
9) 910.4
10) 1041.7
12) 1220.8
13) 1310.4
14) 1420.8
15) 1572.9
16) 1610.4
18) 1831.3
20) 2083.3
25) 2552.1
26) 2620.8
28) 2810.4
30) 3062.5
32) 3241.7
33) 3320.8
34) 3410.4
35) 3572.9
36) 3610.4
37) 3710.4
38) 3841.7
40) 405020.8
41) 4110.4
42) 4262.5
43) 4320.8
45) 45208.3
46) 4610.4
48) 4852.1
50) 503514.6
52) 5210.4
54) 5410.4
55) 55114.6
57) 5710.4
58) 5810.4
60) 60145.8
64) 6410.4
65) 6510.4
70) 7010.4
80) 8020.8
84) 8410.4
99) Don't know10.4
Missing223 
TOTAL240100.0
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) 136.4
2) 10.5
4) 10.5
5) 21.0
7) 10.5
8) 31.5
9) 10.5
10) 31.5
12) 21.0
15) 10.5
16) 10.5
18) 21.0
20) 84.0
24) 21.0
25) 31.5
27) 10.5
30) 63.0
32) 21.0
35) 73.5
36) 10.5
37) 10.5
38) 21.0
39) 21.0
40) 4622.8
42) 10.5
43) 42.0
45) 2110.4
47) 10.5
48) 42.0
50) 2813.9
55) 52.5
56) 10.5
58) 10.5
60) 167.9
65) 31.5
68) 10.5
70) 31.5
75) 10.5
Missing261 
TOTAL202100.0
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) Management4514.7
13) Business and financial operations216.8
15) Computer and math92.9
17) Architecture and engineering82.6
19) Life-physical and social science72.3
21) Community and social services62.0
23) Legal103.3
25) Education/training/library5618.2
27) Arts/design/entertainment/sports/media92.9
29) Healthcare and technical3511.4
31) Healthcare support10.3
33) Protective service10.3
39) Personal care10.3
41) Sales and related occupations206.5
43) Office and administrative support309.8
45) Farming/fishing/forestry20.7
47) Construction103.3
49) Installation/maintenance/repair20.7
51) Production occupations113.6
53) Transportation41.3
99) Homemaker196.2
Missing156 
TOTAL307100.0
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) Management3313.1
13) Business and financial operations187.1
15) Computer and math62.4
17) Architecture and engineering104.0
19) Life-physical and social science20.8
21) Community and social services83.2
23) Legal52.0
25) Education/training/library3513.9
27) Arts/design/entertainment/sports/media72.8
29) Healthcare and technical166.3
31) Healthcare support20.8
33) Protective service31.2
37) Building and grounds cleaning20.8
39) Personal care10.4
41) Sales and related occupations4015.9
43) Office and administrative support218.3
45) Farming/fishing/forestry20.8
47) Construction20.8
49) Installation/maintenance/repair31.2
51) Production occupations124.8
53) Transportation52.0
55) Military31.2
99) Homemaker166.3
Missing211 
TOTAL252100.0
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 school81.8
4) High school diploma4710.4
5) Some college9120.2
6) Graduated from college12227.1
7) Some graduate work6314.0
8) A graduate degree12026.6
Missing12 
TOTAL451100.0
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 grade20.6
3) Some high school10.3
4) High school diploma4713.1
5) Some college7621.2
6) Graduated from college10729.9
7) Some graduate work308.4
8) A graduate degree9526.5
Missing105 
TOTAL358100.0
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) None6013.5
1) 16013.5
2) 215635.1
3) 310724.0
4) 4378.3
5) 5122.7
6) 692.0
7) 720.4
9) 920.4
Missing18 
TOTAL445100.0
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 alone6414.2
2) Two of us26859.3
3) Three of us5512.2
4) Four of us439.5
5) Five of us143.1
6) Six of us30.7
7) Seven or more of us10.2
8) Not Applicable40.9
Missing11 
TOTAL452100.0
199) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are - under six years of age? (HH_UNDR6)
TOTAL%
0) None10175.4
1) 12417.9
2) 253.7
3) 332.2
4) 410.7
Missing329 
TOTAL134100.0
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) None9566.0
1) 12920.1
2) 21711.8
3) 332.1
Missing319 
TOTAL144100.0
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) None9366.9
1) 13021.6
2) 21611.5
Missing324 
TOTAL139100.0
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) None9680.0
1) 11815.0
2) 254.2
3) 310.8
Missing343 
TOTAL120100.0
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) None133.2
1) 15814.4
2) 232179.5
3) 3102.5
4) 420.5
Missing59 
TOTAL404100.0
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 adult6113.7
2) Single parent153.4
3) Married, no kids25256.6
4) Married, with kids10222.9
5) Some other arrangement153.4
Missing18 
TOTAL445100.0
205) Where did you live five years ago, in October 1994? (HOM_94)
TOTAL%
1) Same house I live in now34175.3
2) A different house, same county6714.8
3) In a different county, same state204.4
4) In a different state224.9
5) In a different country30.7
Missing10 
TOTAL453100.0
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
TOTAL45032.05816
207) Generally speaking, do you think of yourself as a Democrat, Independent, Republican, or other? (DEM_REP)
TOTAL%
1) Democrat11325.3
2) Independent8017.9
3) Republican25055.9
4) Other40.9
Missing16 
TOTAL447100.0
208) What is your race of origin? (Check all that apply.) - First response (RACE1)
TOTAL%
1) White44097.3
2) African American51.1
4) Asian30.7
5) Hispanic20.4
6) Some other race20.4
Missing11 
TOTAL452100.0
209) What is your race of origin? (Check all that apply) - Second response (RACE2)
TOTAL%
1) White240.0
4) Asian120.0
5) Hispanic120.0
6) Some other race120.0
Missing458 
TOTAL5100.0
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 10,00030.7
2) $10K-14,99981.9
3) $15K-19,999204.8
4) $20K-29,999307.2
5) $30K-39,9995012.0
6) $40K-49,9995012.0
7) $50K-59,9994611.0
8) $60K-69,999348.1
9) $70K-79,999235.5
10) $80K-89,999215.0
11) $90K-99,999256.0
12) $100K-124,9994210.0
13) $125K-149,999286.7
14) $150K or more389.1
Missing45 
TOTAL418100.0
211) Did you or any other family member fill out a pledge card regarding church giving for the current year? (PLEDGECD)
TOTAL%
1) Yes37282.7
2) No7316.2
3) Don't know51.1
Missing13 
TOTAL450100.0
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
TOTAL4222689.1047137
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
TOTAL2911301.4746773
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)
TOTAL%
0) None3810.5
5) 520.6
10) 1061.7
15) 1541.1
20) 20133.6
25) 25205.5
30) 3061.7
40) 4030.8
45) 4510.3
50) 504512.5
55) 5510.3
60) 6041.1
70) 7010.3
75) 7582.2
80) 8020.6
100) 1006317.5
120) 12010.3
125) 12520.6
130) 13010.3
150) 150174.7
161) 16110.3
175) 17510.3
189) 18910.3
200) 2004612.7
250) 25071.9
300) 300154.2
322) 32210.3
325) 32510.3
387) 38710.3
400) 40061.7
500) 500164.4
600) 60010.3
625) 62510.3
800) 80010.3
890) 89010.3
1000) 100051.4
1500) 150010.3
1750) 175010.3
2000) 200051.4
2500) 250010.3
3000) 300010.3
5000) 500030.8
15000) 1500010.3
30000) 3000010.3
99999) Don't know41.1
Missing102 
TOTAL361100.0
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) $013431.4
2) $1-508519.9
3) $51-1005613.1
4) $101-5008720.4
5) $501-1000194.4
6) $1001-2000204.7
7) $2001+266.1
Missing36 
TOTAL427100.0
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) $0112.5
2) $1-506314.4
3) $51-1006715.4
4) $101-50014633.5
5) $501-10005612.8
6) $1001-2000388.7
7) $2001+5512.6
Missing27 
TOTAL436100.0
217) I-AGE: What is your present age? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-AGE)
TOTAL%
1) Less than 405712.6
2) 40-496815.0
3) 50-6414231.3
4) 65+18641.1
Missing10 
TOTAL453100.0
218) I-GENDER: What is your sex? (for use with online analysis) (I-GENDER)
TOTAL%
1) Female26959.3
2) Male18540.7
Missing9 
TOTAL454100.0
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 school81.8
4) High school diploma4710.4
5) Some college9120.2
6) Graduated from college12227.1
7) Some graduate work6314.0
8) A graduate degree12026.6
Missing12 
TOTAL451100.0
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 $20,000317.4
2) $20K-49,99913031.1
3) $50K-99,99914935.6
4) $100K+10825.8
Missing45 
TOTAL418100.0
221) I-RACE: What is your race of origin? (Check all that apply.) - First response (for use with online analysis) (I-RACE)
TOTAL%
1) White44097.3
2) African American51.1
4) Asian30.7
5) Hispanic20.4
6) Some other race20.4
Missing11 
TOTAL452100.0
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) Democrat11325.3
2) Independent8017.9
3) Republican25055.9
4) Other40.9
Missing16 
TOTAL447100.0