Presbyterian Panel Survey, May 2002 -- Peacemaking, International Conflict and Related Issues, Elders

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All frequencies are raw numbers (no weights used).
1) Panel Identification Number (NEWCODE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL48750588.308331
2) Please indicate your degree of agreement or disagreement with the following statement: Peacemaking is a central declaration of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. (PEACE1)
TOTAL%
1) Strongy agree19741.2
2) Agree20843.5
3) Neither agree nor disagree357.3
4) Strongly disagree61.3
5) Disagree163.3
6) Not sure163.3
Missing9 
TOTAL478100.0
3) Please indicate your degree of agreement or disagreement with the following statement: Christians are called to be peacemakers wherever they encounter brokenness and injustice. (PEACE2)
TOTAL%
1) Strongy agree18739.1
2) Agree24350.8
3) Neither agree nor disagree306.3
4) Strongly disagree40.8
5) Disagree71.5
6) Not sure71.5
Missing9 
TOTAL478100.0
4) Please indicate your degree of agreement or disagreement with the following statement: It is important that peacemaking be central to the ministries of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). (PEACE3)
TOTAL%
1) Strongy agree13929.6
2) Agree20142.8
3) Neither agree nor disagree7716.4
4) Strongly disagree214.5
5) Disagree214.5
6) Not sure112.3
Missing17 
TOTAL470100.0
5) Please indicate your degree of agreement or disagreement with the following statement: The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) devotes too much attention to peacemaking issues. (PEACE4)
TOTAL%
1) Strongy agree153.2
2) Agree377.9
3) Neither agree nor disagree16034.0
4) Strongly disagree8317.6
5) Disagree12626.8
6) Not sure5010.6
Missing16 
TOTAL471100.0
6) Please indicate your degree of agreement or disagreement with the following statement: The congregations of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) need to be more involved in peacemaking. (PEACE5)
TOTAL%
1) Strongy agree6613.9
2) Agree18338.4
3) Neither agree nor disagree14430.3
4) Strongly disagree194.0
5) Disagree255.3
6) Not sure398.2
Missing11 
TOTAL476100.0
7) How familiar are you with the Peacemaking Program of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)? (PEACPROG)
TOTAL%
1) Very familiar173.5
2) Generally familiar10722.2
3) A little familiar15331.7
4) Not familiar20642.7
Missing4 
TOTAL483100.0
8) Are you aware that the PC(USA) Peacemaking Program includes the Presbyterian United Nations Office in New York? (PRESBYUN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes11022.8
2) No37277.2
Missing5 
TOTAL482100.0
9) Are you at all familiar with the "commitment to Peacemaking," a tool through which sessions are asked to make a promise to do peacemaking by integrating it into the life and mission of their congregations? (COMMPEAC)
TOTAL%
1) Yes13428.4
2) No33871.6
Missing15 
TOTAL472100.0
10) [ASK ONLY IF COMMPEAC=1 "YES"]Has your session adopted the "Commitment to Peacemaking"? (COMPEAC2)
TOTAL%
1) Yes5031.4
2) No4226.4
3) Don't know6742.1
Missing328 
TOTAL159100.0
11) Are you at all familiar with the resource "Seeking to Be Faithful Together: Guidelines for Presbyterians During Times of Disagreement"? (SEEKFAIT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, very familiar102.1
2) Yes, somewhat familiar5010.4
3) I've heard of it but never seen or read it10521.7
4) No31865.8
Missing4 
TOTAL483100.0
12) Have you had any conflicts in your congregation over the last several years? (CONGCONF)
TOTAL%
1) Yes25853.9
2) No17937.4
3) Don't know428.8
Missing8 
TOTAL479100.0
13) [ASK ONLY IF CONGCONF=1 "YES"]Was "Seeking to Be Faithful" used by the session as it addressed such conflict? (CONFLCT1)
TOTAL%
1) Yes145.3
2) No11643.9
3) Don't know13450.8
Missing223 
TOTAL264100.0
14) [ASK ONLY IF CONFLCT1=1 "YES"]Was "Seeking to Be Faithful" of help in resolving the conflict? (CONFLCT2)
TOTAL%
1) Yes94.4
2) No4622.3
3) Don't know15173.3
Missing281 
TOTAL206100.0
15) Please indicate which of the following resources or events available through the Presbyterian Peacemaking Program your congregation has made use of. : Attendance by one or more members at a PC(USA) peacemaking conference (INVLVED1)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked41585.2
1) Checked7214.8
TOTAL487100.0
16) Please indicate which of the following resources or events available through the Presbyterian Peacemaking Program your congregation has made use of. : Hosting an International Peacemaker (INVLVED2)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked47397.1
1) Checked142.9
TOTAL487100.0
17) Please indicate which of the following resources or events available through the Presbyterian Peacemaking Program your congregation has made use of. : Participation by one or more members in a United Nations Seminar (INVLVED3)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked47697.7
1) Checked112.3
TOTAL487100.0
18) Please indicate which of the following resources or events available through the Presbyterian Peacemaking Program your congregation has made use of. : Use of Bible studies or other printed resources of the Presbyterian Peacemaking Program (INVLVED4)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked41785.6
1) Checked7014.4
TOTAL487100.0
19) Please indicate which of the following resources or events available through the Presbyterian Peacemaking Program your congregation has made use of. : Participation by one or more members in a Peacemaking Travel Study Seminar (INVLVED5)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked47296.9
1) Checked153.1
TOTAL487100.0
20) Please indicate which of the following resources or events available through the Presbyterian Peacemaking Program your congregation has made use of. : Visited the Peacemaking Program's Web site (www.pcusa.org/peacemaking) for information or resources (INVLVED6)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked44791.8
1) Checked408.2
TOTAL487100.0
21) Please let us know about your own congregation's peacemaking efforts. Indicate the areas in the list below in which your congregation has been involved over the past two years. : Worship (passing the peace, prayers for peace, etc.) (EFFORTS1)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked9719.9
1) Checked39080.1
TOTAL487100.0
22) Please let us know about your own congregation's peacemaking efforts. Indicate the areas in the list below in which your congregation has been involved over the past two years. : A study group or study course on peacemaking in the Bible (EFFORTS2)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked41986.0
1) Checked6814.0
TOTAL487100.0
23) Please let us know about your own congregation's peacemaking efforts. Indicate the areas in the list below in which your congregation has been involved over the past two years. : An established peacemaking committee or by incorporating peacemaking into the work of another committee(s) (EFFORTS3)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked43489.1
1) Checked5310.9
TOTAL487100.0
24) Please let us know about your own congregation's peacemaking efforts. Indicate the areas in the list below in which your congregation has been involved over the past two years. : Teaching non-violent conflict resolution skills to children and youth in the church and/or community (EFFORTS4)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked41384.8
1) Checked7415.2
TOTAL487100.0
25) Please let us know about your own congregation's peacemaking efforts. Indicate the areas in the list below in which your congregation has been involved over the past two years. : A study of human rights, arms control and disarmament, globalization, or sustainable development (EFFORTS5)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked46094.5
1) Checked275.5
TOTAL487100.0
26) Please let us know about your own congregation's peacemaking efforts. Indicate the areas in the list below in which your congregation has been involved over the past two years. : A study of the war on terrorism since September 11th (EFFORTS6)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked45393.0
1) Checked347.0
TOTAL487100.0
27) Please let us know about your own congregation's peacemaking efforts. Indicate the areas in the list below in which your congregation has been involved over the past two years. : A study of other international issues involving conflict (for example, in the Middle East, Northern Ireland, the Balkans, etc.) (EFFORTS7)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked40783.6
1) Checked8016.4
TOTAL487100.0
28) Please let us know about your own congregation's peacemaking efforts. Indicate the areas in the list below in which your congregation has been involved over the past two years. : Letter writing or other public policy advocacy efforts that support legislation on peace and justice issues (EFFORTS8)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked43589.3
1) Checked5210.7
TOTAL487100.0
29) Please let us know about your own congregation's peacemaking efforts. Indicate the areas in the list below in which your congregation has been involved over the past two years. : Recycling, energy reduction, and other concerns for the environment (EFFORTS9)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked31765.1
1) Checked17034.9
TOTAL487100.0
30) Please let us know about your own congregation's peacemaking efforts. Indicate the areas in the list below in which your congregation has been involved over the past two years. : Other (specify) (EFFRTS10)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked46795.9
1) Checked204.1
TOTAL487100.0
31) Since September 11th, has your congregation's involvement in peacemaking: (PEACE911)
TOTAL%
1) Increased?449.3
2) Decreased?10.2
3) Stayed about the same?32267.8
4) Don't know10822.7
Missing12 
TOTAL475100.0
32) Did your congregation receive the Peacemaking Offering in 2001? (PEACOFFR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes19241.0
2) No9820.9
3) Don't know17838.0
Missing19 
TOTAL468100.0
33) [ASK ONLY IF PEACOFFR=1 "YES"]Did you or another member of your household make a contribution to this special offering? (PEACOFF2)
TOTAL%
1) Yes14370.4
2) No4522.2
3) Don't know157.4
Missing284 
TOTAL203100.0
34) How involved are you, personally, in your congregation's peacemaking activities? (PCINVOLV)
TOTAL%
1) Very involved91.9
2) Generally involved439.1
3) A little involved12827.1
4) Not involved29261.9
Missing15 
TOTAL472100.0
35) Has your congregation participated in an interfaith worship service or other interfaith gathering in the last two years, that is, a service or gathering involving Presbyterians or other Christians and members of one or more other religions, such as Jews, Muslims, Baha'is, or Hindus? : An interfaith worship service (INTRFTH1)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked30462.6
1) Checked18237.4
Missing1 
TOTAL486100.0
36) Has your congregation participated in an interfaith worship service or other interfaith gathering in the last two years, that is, a service or gathering involving Presbyterians or other Christians and members of one or more other religions, such as Jews, Muslims, Baha'is, or Hindus? : Other interfaith gathering (INTRFTH2)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked40583.3
1) Checked8116.7
Missing1 
TOTAL486100.0
37) As part of its peacemaking ministry, should the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) be involved in encouraging and developing interfaith dialogue between Christians and followers of other religious groups? (INTRDIAL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, definitely20743.6
2) Yes, probably18438.7
3) No275.7
4) Not sure5712.0
Missing12 
TOTAL475100.0
38) Does you presbytery have a Peacemaking Committee? (PEACCOMM)
TOTAL%
1) Yes12325.9
2) No6814.3
3) Don't know28459.8
Missing12 
TOTAL475100.0
39) As a general rule, where there are armed conflicts around the world, would you favor or oppose the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) taking the following action? Praying for the affected peoples. (PCACT1)
TOTAL%
1) Favor46698.1
3) Depends on the situation71.5
4) Not sure20.4
Missing12 
TOTAL475100.0
40) As a general rule, where there are armed conflicts around the world, would you favor or oppose the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) taking the following action? Advocating basic human rights. (PCACT2)
TOTAL%
1) Favor40886.3
2) Oppose10.2
3) Depends on the situation5411.4
4) Not sure102.1
Missing14 
TOTAL473100.0
41) As a general rule, where there are armed conflicts around the world, would you favor or oppose the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) taking the following action? Supporting the peacemaking work of our partner churches in the area. (PCACT3)
TOTAL%
1) Favor35776.0
2) Oppose30.6
3) Depends on the situation9420.0
4) Not sure163.4
Missing17 
TOTAL470100.0
42) As a general rule, where there are armed conflicts around the world, would you favor or oppose the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) taking the following action? Encouraging humanitarian efforts. (PCACT4)
TOTAL%
1) Favor40887.4
2) Oppose10.2
3) Depends on the situation5110.9
4) Not sure71.5
Missing20 
TOTAL467100.0
43) As a general rule, where there are armed conflicts around the world, would you favor or oppose the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) taking the following action? Supporting the positions of the U.S. government. (PCACT5)
TOTAL%
1) Favor18038.4
2) Oppose102.1
3) Depends on the situation25955.2
4) Not sure204.3
Missing18 
TOTAL469100.0
44) As a general rule, where there are armed conflicts around the world, would you favor or oppose the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) taking the following action? Developing relevant policy that is debated and voted on at an annual General Assembly meeting. (PCACT6)
TOTAL%
1) Favor16435.4
2) Oppose6013.0
3) Depends on the situation14832.0
4) Not sure9119.7
Missing24 
TOTAL463100.0
45) Would you like to see the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) take a more active role in providing news stories on war-torn areas of the world by collecting and disseminating information provided by our partner churches in those areas? (WARNEWS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, definitely10923.2
2) Yes, probably19641.7
3) No, probably not6814.5
4) No, definitely not245.1
5) Not sure7315.5
Missing17 
TOTAL470100.0
46) Please indicate whether you agree or disagree with the following statement: The U.S. government should do more to prevent nuclear bomb materials from the former Soviet Union getting into hand of terrorist or rogue governments. (AGREE1)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree20543.9
2) Agree17737.9
3) Neither agree nor disagree459.6
4) Disagree102.1
5) Strongly disagree30.6
6) Not sure275.8
Missing20 
TOTAL467100.0
47) Please indicate whether you agree or disagree with the following statement: The church should quit trying to influence the government on matters of war and peace. (AGREE2)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree183.8
2) Agree7014.9
3) Neither agree nor disagree9019.2
4) Disagree19040.5
5) Strongly disagree7816.6
6) Not sure234.9
Missing18 
TOTAL469100.0
48) Please indicate whether you agree or disagree with the following statement: The church has a role in defending other faith communities that are the targets of hate crime. (AGREE3)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree14029.7
2) Agree25854.8
3) Neither agree nor disagree4910.4
4) Disagree81.7
5) Strongly disagree30.6
6) Not sure132.8
Missing16 
TOTAL471100.0
49) Please indicate whether you agree or disagree with the following statement: Peacemaking requires strong international institutions such as the United Nations. (AGREE4)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree13428.3
2) Agree21345.0
3) Neither agree nor disagree5411.4
4) Disagree316.6
5) Strongly disagree183.8
6) Not sure234.9
Missing14 
TOTAL473100.0
50) Please indicate whether you agree or disagree with the following statement: It would be unwise for the U.S. to unilaterally back out of treaties that limit the testing of nuclear weapons. (AGREE5)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree9420.3
2) Agree16134.8
3) Neither agree nor disagree7015.2
4) Disagree459.7
5) Strongly disagree214.5
6) Not sure7115.4
Missing25 
TOTAL462100.0
51) Please indicate whether you agree or disagree with the following statement: Government actions since September 11th pose a threat to civil liberties in the United States. (AGREE6)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree255.4
2) Agree8317.9
3) Neither agree nor disagree8017.2
4) Disagree15232.8
5) Strongly disagree9019.4
6) Not sure347.3
Missing23 
TOTAL464100.0
52) Please indicate whether you agree or disagree with the following statement: The potential long-run benefits of developing a missile defense shield for the United States outweigh any short-run problems from break the ABM (anti-ballistic missile) Treaty with Russia. (AGREE7)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree4710.2
2) Agree11023.9
3) Neither agree nor disagree8017.4
4) Disagree6213.4
5) Strongly disagree449.5
6) Not sure11825.6
Missing26 
TOTAL461100.0
53) Please indicate whether you agree or disagree with the following statement: War is a necessary evil in an unjust world. (AGREE8)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree316.6
2) Agree12827.2
3) Neither agree nor disagree9119.3
4) Disagree13228.0
5) Strongly disagree5812.3
6) Not sure316.6
Missing16 
TOTAL471100.0
54) Please indicate whether you agree or disagree with the following statement: The U.S. government should lessen its military support to Israel, Egypt, and other Middle East governments. (AGREE9)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree388.1
2) Agree10923.3
3) Neither agree nor disagree9720.8
4) Disagree10823.1
5) Strongly disagree326.9
6) Not sure8317.8
Missing20 
TOTAL467100.0
55) Please indicate whether you agree or disagree with the following statement: The U.S. government should reduce its military support to the government of Colombia. (AGREE10)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree286.0
2) Agree9119.5
3) Neither agree nor disagree11023.6
4) Disagree8618.5
5) Strongly disagree214.5
6) Not sure13027.9
Missing21 
TOTAL466100.0
56) Which of the following do you believe would be just reasons for the United States government to go to war? : The protection of U.S. economic interests abroad (JSTWAR1)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked36574.9
1) Checked12225.1
TOTAL487100.0
57) Which of the following do you believe would be just reasons for the United States government to go to war? : The protection of human rights of people in another country (JSTWAR2)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked30863.2
1) Checked17936.8
TOTAL487100.0
58) Which of the following do you believe would be just reasons for the United States government to go to war? : The replacement of a government that seems to be hostile to our way of life (JSTWAR3)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked42186.4
1) Checked6613.6
TOTAL487100.0
59) Which of the following do you believe would be just reasons for the United States government to go to war? : The punishment of another government for act of terrorism believed but not proven to be supported by that government (JSTWAR4)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked40182.3
1) Checked8617.7
TOTAL487100.0
60) Which of the following do you believe would be just reasons for the United States government to go to war? : The protection of our country after having been attacked by another country (JSTWAR5)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked387.8
1) Checked44992.2
TOTAL487100.0
61) Which of the following do you believe would be just reasons for the United States government to go to war? : The protection of a country closely allied with us that had been attacked by another country (JSTWAR6)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked13728.1
1) Checked35071.9
TOTAL487100.0
62) Which of the following do you believe would be just reasons for the United States government to go to war? : To live up to the demands of treaties that we have signed (JSTWAR7)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked21945.0
1) Checked26855.0
TOTAL487100.0
63) Which of the following do you believe would be just reasons for the United States government to go to war? : To pre-emptively destroy weapons of mass destruction (JSTWAR8)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked30262.0
1) Checked18538.0
TOTAL487100.0
64) Which of the following do you believe would be just reasons for the United States government to go to war? : None of the above (JSTWAR9)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked48098.6
1) Checked71.4
TOTAL487100.0
65) Which of the following do you believe would be just reasons for the United States government to go to war? : Other (specify) (JSTWAR10)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked47697.7
1) Checked112.3
TOTAL487100.0
66) Do you support a "two state solution" in the Middle East that there should be both the state of Israel and a state of Palestine? (TWOSTATE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes34371.9
2) No204.2
3) Not sure11423.9
Missing10 
TOTAL477100.0
67) As a way to bring peace to the Middle East, it has been proposed that Israel withdraw from occupied Arab lands if Arab nations in return recognize Israel's right to exist as a nation. Do you favor or oppose this proposal? (MIDEAST)
TOTAL%
1) Favor32468.4
2) Oppose296.1
3) Not sure12125.5
Missing13 
TOTAL474100.0
68) Do you think the events of September 11th have changed this country in a lasting way, or not? (CHNGE911)
TOTAL%
1) Yes39381.9
2) No439.0
3) Not sure449.2
Missing7 
TOTAL480100.0
69) [ASK ONLY IF CHNGE911=1 "YES"]Is it a change for the better or for the worse? (CHANGE2)
TOTAL%
1) Better18847.7
2) Worse7920.1
3) Not sure12732.2
Missing93 
TOTAL394100.0
70) Do you think the U.S. campaign against terrorism is going very well, fairly well, or not well at all? (USVTERR)
TOTAL%
1) Very well5211.0
2) Fairly well35074.2
3) Not well at all7014.8
Missing15 
TOTAL472100.0
71) To what extent, if any, does your Christian faith influence your perspective on the war on terrorism? (VIEWTERR)
TOTAL%
1) Great extent22447.0
2) Some extent20843.6
3) Only a little extent285.9
4) None173.6
Missing10 
TOTAL477100.0
72) How concerned are you about the possibility there will be more major terrorist attacks in the United States? (TERRCONC)
TOTAL%
1) Greatly concerned20041.4
2) Somewhat concerned24751.1
3) Not much concerned224.6
4) Not concerned71.4
5) Not sure71.4
Missing4 
TOTAL483100.0
73) Survey format (SURVEY)
TOTAL%
1) Paper copy44791.8
2) From the web408.2
TOTAL487100.0
74) Sample (SAMPLE)
TOTAL%
2) Elders487100.0
TOTAL487100.0
75) How many years have you been a member of your current congregation? __ year(s) (if less than one year, __ months) (YRSMEMBR)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL48523.09715
76) How far do you live from your congregation? __ mile(s) (HOWFAR)
TOTAL%
0) Less than one mile102.1
1) 110622.2
2) 27215.1
3) 37215.1
4) 4326.7
5) 55511.5
6) 6255.2
7) 7214.4
8) 8214.4
9) 961.3
10) 10194.0
11) 1110.2
12) 1281.7
13) 1351.0
14) 1410.2
15) 1591.9
17) 1720.4
18) 1820.4
19) 1910.2
20) 2040.8
22) 2210.2
25) 2520.4
45) 4510.2
500) 50010.2
Missing10 
TOTAL477100.0
77) 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
TOTAL464960.5651642
78) Have you ever been ordained an elder in the Presbyterian Church? (Check one box) (EVERELDR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes48099.2
2) No40.8
Missing3 
TOTAL484100.0
79) [IF YES TO EVERELDR] Are you serving now on session? (NOWELDR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes27658.0
2) No20042.0
Missing11 
TOTAL476100.0
80) Have you ever been ordained a deacon in the Presbyterian Church? (Check one box) (EVERDCON)
TOTAL%
1) Yes19540.6
2) No28559.4
Missing7 
TOTAL480100.0
81) [IF YES TO EVERDCON] Are you currently serving on the board of deacons? (NOWDCON)
TOTAL%
1) Yes62.3
2) No25797.7
Missing224 
TOTAL263100.0
82) 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 Checked28959.6
1) Checked19640.4
Missing2 
TOTAL485100.0
83) 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 Checked23047.4
1) Checked25552.6
Missing2 
TOTAL485100.0
84) 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 Checked44190.9
1) Checked449.1
Missing2 
TOTAL485100.0
85) 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 Checked39581.4
1) Checked9018.6
Missing2 
TOTAL485100.0
86) 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 Checked32266.4
1) Checked16333.6
Missing2 
TOTAL485100.0
87) What other positions, if any, do you hold in the church? (Check all that apply) - Organist or choir director (POSCHDIR)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked47397.5
1) Checked122.5
Missing2 
TOTAL485100.0
88) What other positions, if any, do you hold in the church? (Check all that apply) - Member of choir (POSCHMEM)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked36475.1
1) Checked12124.9
Missing2 
TOTAL485100.0
89) What other positions, if any, do you hold in the church? (Check all that apply) - Church school teacher/leader (POSTCHER)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked30863.5
1) Checked17736.5
Missing2 
TOTAL485100.0
90) What other positions, if any, do you hold in the church? (Check all that apply) - Other (specify) (POSOTHER)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked45493.6
1) Checked316.4
Missing2 
TOTAL485100.0
91) How often do you generally attend Sunday worship at your congregation? (Check the appropriate box) (FREQATTD)
TOTAL%
3) Once or twice a year10.2
4) Several times a year30.6
5) Once a month30.6
6) 2-3 times a month296.0
7) Nearly every week30463.1
8) Every week14229.5
Missing5 
TOTAL482100.0
92) 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) Yes45698.5
2) No71.5
Missing24 
TOTAL463100.0
93) [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) 1112.3
2) 2388.0
3) 3459.5
4) 47515.8
5) 5479.9
6) 65812.2
7) 7163.4
8) 85110.7
9) 940.8
10) 105611.8
11) 1130.6
12) 12224.6
13) 1310.2
14) 1430.6
15) 15153.2
16) 1651.1
18) 1830.6
20) 2071.5
24) 2410.2
25) 2530.6
26) 2620.4
30) 3020.4
35) 3510.2
36) 3610.2
42) 4210.2
48) 4810.2
50) 5020.4
99) Don't Know10.2
Missing11 
TOTAL476100.0
94) [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 Checked41986.4
1) Checked6613.6
Missing2 
TOTAL485100.0
95) [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. (EMTRAVEL)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked40182.7
1) Checked8417.3
Missing2 
TOTAL485100.0
96) [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 Checked29560.8
1) Checked19039.2
Missing2 
TOTAL485100.0
97) [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 Checked36475.1
1) Checked12124.9
Missing2 
TOTAL485100.0
98) [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 Checked8717.9
1) Checked39882.1
Missing2 
TOTAL485100.0
99) [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 Checked42988.5
1) Checked5611.5
Missing2 
TOTAL485100.0
100) [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 Checked45193.0
1) Checked347.0
Missing2 
TOTAL485100.0
101) [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 Checked44892.4
1) Checked377.6
Missing2 
TOTAL485100.0
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. - I overslept. (EMSLEPT)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked47597.9
1) Checked102.1
Missing2 
TOTAL485100.0
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 had guests from out of town. (EMGUEST)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked38479.2
1) Checked10120.8
Missing2 
TOTAL485100.0
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 decided to do something else that day. (EMELSE)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked44491.5
1) Checked418.5
Missing2 
TOTAL485100.0
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 wasn't interested in the theme of the service. (EMTHEME)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked48399.6
1) Checked20.4
Missing2 
TOTAL485100.0
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 didn't want to hear a particular preacher/speaker. (EMPRECHR)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked46996.7
1) Checked163.3
Missing2 
TOTAL485100.0
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. - Conflict in the congregation (EMCNFLCT)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked47798.4
1) Checked81.6
Missing2 
TOTAL485100.0
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. - Other (volunteered response) (EMOTHER)
TOTAL%
1) All other1470.0
2) Worked at another church15.0
3) Visited another church (out of town)315.0
5) Visited another church210.0
Missing467 
TOTAL20100.0
109) 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 Hours347.1
2) 1-2 Hours6212.9
3) 3-5 Hours13828.7
4) 6-10 Hours14830.8
5) 11-20 Hours6814.1
6) More than 20 Hours316.4
Missing6 
TOTAL481100.0
110) 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 Hours398.1
2) 1-2 Hours9820.3
3) 3-5 Hours13928.8
4) 6-10 Hours11123.0
5) 11-20 Hours5311.0
6) More than 20 Hours438.9
Missing4 
TOTAL483100.0
111) 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 Hours22046.5
2) 1-2 Hours10021.1
3) 3-5 Hours8818.6
4) 6-10 Hours347.2
5) 11-20 Hours143.0
6) More than 20 Hours173.6
Missing14 
TOTAL473100.0
112) 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 Hours16534.8
2) 1-2 Hours12626.6
3) 3-5 Hours8317.5
4) 6-10 Hours5311.2
5) 11-20 Hours234.9
6) More than 20 Hours245.1
Missing13 
TOTAL474100.0
113) Did you belong to any other churches before the one you now belong to? (BELCHURC)
TOTAL%
1) Yes39181.6
2) No8818.4
Missing8 
TOTAL479100.0
114) [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) Baptist287.1
2) Disciples of Christ82.0
3) Episcopal153.8
4) Lutheran153.8
5) Methodist5915.0
6) Presbyterian19549.6
7) Other Presbyterian71.8
8) Reformed82.0
9) Roman Catholic112.8
10) UCC174.3
11) Non-denominational102.5
12) Other205.1
Missing94 
TOTAL393100.0
115) 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) Baptist469.6
2) Disciples of Christ102.1
3) Episcopal224.6
4) Lutheran214.4
5) Methodist7315.2
6) Presbyterian20442.5
7) Other Presbyterian61.3
8) Reformed91.9
9) Roman Catholic245.0
10) UCC183.8
11) Non-denominational112.3
12) None112.3
13) Other255.2
Missing7 
TOTAL480100.0
116) How old were you when you first became a member of a Presbyterian church? (HOWOLD)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL47925.22815
117) When you were growing up, say ages 10 to 12, how active were your parents in church? (PAR_ACTV)
TOTAL%
1) Very active19239.7
2) Generally active9820.2
3) Somewhat active6914.3
4) Not very active6012.4
5) Not active at all6313.0
6) Don't know20.4
Missing3 
TOTAL484100.0
118) 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) Yes9319.5
2) No38480.5
Missing10 
TOTAL477100.0
119) [IF YES TO RELPAST] How many relatives are currently serving the church in full-time paid positions? (RELPAST#)
TOTAL%
0) 3027.5
1) 5752.3
2) 1513.8
3) 43.7
4) 10.9
5) 10.9
6) 10.9
Missing378 
TOTAL109100.0
120) [IF YES TO RELPAST] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - My father (DADPAST)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked48199.2
1) Checked40.8
Missing2 
TOTAL485100.0
121) [IF YES TO RELPAST] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - My mother (MOMPAST)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked48499.8
1) Checked10.2
Missing2 
TOTAL485100.0
122) [IF YES TO RELPAST] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - My grandfather (GDADPAST)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked485100.0
Missing2 
TOTAL485100.0
123) [IF YES TO RELPAST] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - My grandmother (GMOMPAST)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked48499.8
1) Checked10.2
Missing2 
TOTAL485100.0
124) [IF YES TO RELPAST] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - My son (SONPAST)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked47397.5
1) Checked122.5
Missing2 
TOTAL485100.0
125) [IF YES TO RELPAST] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - My daughter (DAUGPAST)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked47998.8
1) Checked61.2
Missing2 
TOTAL485100.0
126) [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 Checked47998.8
1) Checked61.2
Missing2 
TOTAL485100.0
127) [IF YES TO RELPAST] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - Other (OTHPAST)
TOTAL%
0) All other22.7
1) Grandchild11.4
2) Distant ancestor11.4
3) Uncle/Aunt68.1
4) Niece or nephew1418.9
5) Cousin3040.5
8) Spouse68.1
9) In-law1418.9
Missing413 
TOTAL74100.0
128) Have any other relatives, whether living or dead, such as grandparents or great-grandparents, served in the past as pastors, Christian educators, missionary workers, or in other full-time ministry for a Presbyterian or other church? (RELCRCH)
TOTAL%
1) Yes10021.3
2) No36978.7
Missing18 
TOTAL469100.0
129) [IF YES TO RELCRCH] How many relatives in the past served the church in full-time paid positions? (Approximate number) (RELCRCH#)
TOTAL%
0) 2321.9
1) 4643.8
2) 2221.0
3) 54.8
4) 43.8
6) 32.9
7) 21.9
Missing382 
TOTAL105100.0
130) [IF YES TO RELCRCH] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - My father (DADCRCH)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked47397.5
1) Checked122.5
Missing2 
TOTAL485100.0
131) [IF YES TO RELCRCH] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - My mother (MOMCRCH)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked46896.5
1) Checked173.5
Missing2 
TOTAL485100.0
132) [IF YES TO RELCRCH] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - My grandfather (GDADCRCH)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked46595.9
1) Checked204.1
Missing2 
TOTAL485100.0
133) [IF YES TO RELCRCH] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - My grandmother (GMOMCRCH)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked47999.0
1) Checked51.0
Missing3 
TOTAL484100.0
134) [IF YES TO RELCRCH] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply My son (SONCHRCH)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked48499.8
1) Checked10.2
Missing2 
TOTAL485100.0
135) [IF YES TO RELCRCH] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - My daughter (DAUCHRCH)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked48499.8
1) Checked10.2
Missing2 
TOTAL485100.0
136) [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 Checked47397.5
1) Checked122.5
Missing2 
TOTAL485100.0
137) [IF YES TO RELCRCH] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - Other (OTHCRCH)
TOTAL%
0) All other11.4
1) Grandchild11.4
2) Distant ancestor1825.7
3) Uncle/Aunt2637.1
5) Cousin1217.1
8) Spouse57.1
9) In-law710.0
Missing417 
TOTAL70100.0
138) Which of the following terms best describes your current stand on theological issues? (LIB_CONS)
TOTAL%
1) Very conservative255.2
2) Conservative16233.6
3) Moderate21043.6
4) Liberal7315.1
5) Very Liberal122.5
Missing5 
TOTAL482100.0
139) Have you ever tried to encourage someone to believe in Jesus Christ or accept Him as a personal savior? (WITNESS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes34872.3
2) No13327.7
Missing6 
TOTAL481100.0
140) 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) Yes21645.3
2) No26154.7
Missing10 
TOTAL477100.0
141) Do you believe that some or all of the Bible was inspired by God? (INSP_GOD)
TOTAL%
1) Yes46299.1
2) No40.9
Missing21 
TOTAL466100.0
142) [IF YES TO INSP_GOD] How much of what the Bible contains do you believe was inspired by God? (INSPMUCH)
TOTAL%
1) All of it25955.6
2) Almost all of it6513.9
3) Most of it9320.0
4) Some of it357.5
5) Only a very small amount10.2
6) Not sure132.8
Missing21 
TOTAL466100.0
143) 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 world316.5
2) Is a true account of how God created the world25753.9
3) Reflects human feelings about how the world might have been created18939.6
Missing10 
TOTAL477100.0
144) 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.11926.0
2) The Bible is without error of any kind in spiritual matters, but there are problems in other areas such as science and history.23751.7
3) The Bible contains errors in both spiritual and secular matters.10222.3
Missing29 
TOTAL458100.0
145) 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 agree285.9
2) Agree9119.2
3) Not sure5511.6
4) Disagree21044.3
5) Strongly disagree9019.0
Missing13 
TOTAL474100.0
146) 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. (ALLRELS)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree163.4
2) Agree12125.8
3) Not sure8518.1
4) Disagree13929.6
5) Strongly disagree10823.0
Missing18 
TOTAL469100.0
147) 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 agree31967.3
2) Agree12025.3
3) Not sure316.5
4) Disagree30.6
5) Strongly disagree10.2
Missing13 
TOTAL474100.0
148) 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 agree22949.1
2) Agree12126.0
3) Not sure6313.5
4) Disagree4710.1
5) Strongly disagree61.3
Missing21 
TOTAL466100.0
149) 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 agree12927.4
2) Agree8417.8
3) Not sure11825.1
4) Disagree9620.4
5) Strongly disagree449.3
Missing16 
TOTAL471100.0
150) 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 agree20543.3
2) Agree24251.2
3) Not sure132.7
4) Disagree112.3
5) Strongly disagree20.4
Missing14 
TOTAL473100.0
151) Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with the following statement. - The Devil (Satan) really exists. (DEVLEXST)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree18739.5
2) Agree14430.4
3) Not sure8518.0
4) Disagree428.9
5) Strongly disagree153.2
Missing14 
TOTAL473100.0
152) 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 agree23148.7
2) Agree15933.5
3) Not sure6714.1
4) Disagree102.1
5) Strongly disagree71.5
Missing13 
TOTAL474100.0
153) 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 daily9419.9
2) Several times a week9319.7
3) Weekly7115.0
4) Several times a month6914.6
5) Once a month265.5
6) Several times a year9419.9
7) Once a year or less183.8
8) Never81.7
Missing14 
TOTAL473100.0
154) 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 daily143.0
2) Several times a week204.3
3) Weekly10923.3
4) Several times a month5812.4
5) Once a month388.1
6) Several times a year8117.3
7) Once a year or less6113.0
8) Never8718.6
Missing19 
TOTAL468100.0
155) 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 daily20.4
2) Several times a week30.7
3) Weekly13028.3
4) Several times a month347.4
5) Once a month4610.0
6) Several times a year7315.9
7) Once a year or less7616.5
8) Never9620.9
Missing27 
TOTAL460100.0
156) Approximately how frequently do you engage in the following activity? (Check one box on each line) - Pray privately (OFT_PPRI)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/almost daily32769.3
2) Several times a week8618.2
3) Weekly173.6
4) Several times a month275.7
5) Once a month10.2
6) Several times a year143.0
Missing15 
TOTAL472100.0
157) 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 daily10422.3
2) Several times a week7716.5
3) Weekly9821.0
4) Several times a month5712.2
5) Once a month255.4
6) Several times a year5812.4
7) Once a year or less183.9
8) Never306.4
Missing20 
TOTAL467100.0
158) 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 daily51.1
2) Several times a week20.4
3) Weekly5612.1
4) Several times a month204.3
5) Once a month255.4
6) Several times a year6514.0
7) Once a year or less9119.7
8) Never19943.0
Missing24 
TOTAL463100.0
159) Do you believe that Jesus will return to Earth some day? (JES_RTRN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes35176.3
2) No245.2
3) Not sure8518.5
Missing27 
TOTAL460100.0
160) [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 200071.8
2) About as likely in 2000 as in any other year24662.1
3) Less likely in 200092.3
4) No Opinion13433.8
Missing91 
TOTAL396100.0
161) Do you currently have plans for this coming New Year's Eve (Dec. 31, 1999)? (PLAN_NYR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes14931.5
2) No32468.5
Missing14 
TOTAL473100.0
162) [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) Yes7328.2
2) No18671.8
Missing228 
TOTAL259100.0
163) [IF YES TO PLAN_NYR] What do you plan to do? - First response (PLAN_DO1)
TOTAL%
1) Nothing special/stay at home66.8
2) Spend time with family2225.0
3) Party/celebrate2831.8
4) Work33.4
5) Attend church1719.3
6) Vacation/travel22.3
7) Not sure-no plans yet44.5
9) Other66.8
Missing399 
TOTAL88100.0
164) [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
Missing484 
TOTAL3100.0
165) 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, definitely428.8
2) Yes, probably5010.4
3) No, probably not10020.9
4) No, definitely not224.6
5) Don't know26555.3
Missing8 
TOTAL479100.0
166) What sort of disruptions, if any, do you think the Y2K computer problem will cause in early 2000...in U.S. society generally? (Y2KSOCI)
TOTAL%
2) Major153.1
3) Minor18137.9
4) Very minor20342.6
5) None at all4910.3
6) No opinion296.1
Missing10 
TOTAL477100.0
167) 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) Major51.0
3) Minor15732.9
4) Very minor20543.0
5) None at all8317.4
6) No opinion275.7
Missing10 
TOTAL477100.0
168) What sort of disruptions, if any, do you think the Y2K computer problem will cause in early 2000...in your local church? (Y2KCHRCH)
TOTAL%
2) Major30.6
3) Minor7816.4
4) Very minor16735.0
5) None at all20543.0
6) No opinion245.0
Missing10 
TOTAL477100.0
169) 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) Minor9219.2
4) Very minor18638.9
5) None at all17436.4
6) No opinion234.8
Missing9 
TOTAL478100.0
170) What is your sex? (SEX)
TOTAL%
1) Female25051.8
2) Male23348.2
Missing4 
TOTAL483100.0
171) What is your present age? (AGE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL48358.8212
172) Which of the categories below most closely describes the place in which you currently live? (HOME)
TOTAL%
1) In open country, but not a farm4910.1
2) On a farm306.2
3) In a small city or town (under 50,000)13527.9
4) In a medium-size city (50,000-250,000)7114.7
5) In a suburb near a medium-size city438.9
6) In a large city (over 250,000)5912.2
7) In a suburb near a large city9720.0
Missing3 
TOTAL484100.0
173) What is your present marital status? (MAR_STAT)
TOTAL%
1) Married40684.2
2) Not married7615.8
Missing5 
TOTAL482100.0
174) If not currently married, have you ever been married? (MAR_EVER)
TOTAL%
1) No, never married1823.1
2) Yes, now widowed4152.6
3) Yes, now divorced1417.9
4) Yes, both widowed and divorced56.4
Missing409 
TOTAL78100.0
175) If currently married, have you ever had a previous marriage (or marriages)? (PREV_MAR)
TOTAL%
1) No32584.4
2) Yes, was widowed61.6
3) Yes, was divorced5313.8
4) Yes, both widowed and divorced10.3
Missing102 
TOTAL385100.0
176) How often does your husband or wife attend Sunday worship at your congregation? (SPOUCONG)
TOTAL%
1) Never82.0
2) Less than once a year82.0
3) About once or twice a year174.3
4) Several times a year143.5
5) About once a month174.3
6) 2-3 times a month307.5
7) Nearly every week21553.8
8) Every week9122.8
Missing87 
TOTAL400100.0
177) 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) Baptist5714.4
2) Disciples of Christ71.8
3) Episcopal102.5
4) Lutheran164.0
5) Methodist7518.9
6) Presbyterian Church12130.6
7) Other Presbyterian71.8
8) Reformed10.3
9) Roman Catholic307.6
10) UCC184.5
11) Non-denominational112.8
12) None184.5
13) Other256.3
Missing91 
TOTAL396100.0
178) Please indicate the faith in which your husband or wife was raised (if more than one, select the one in which she or he was most involved), and his or her current religious affiliation. - Spouse's current faith (SPOUFATH)
TOTAL%
3) Episcopal20.6
5) Methodist41.2
6) Presbyterian Church31190.9
7) Other Presbyterian30.9
9) Roman Catholic61.8
12) None133.8
13) Other30.9
Missing145 
TOTAL342100.0
179) Please indicate your employment status and, if married, the employment of your spouse. - Your employment status, first response (YOUREMP1)
TOTAL%
1) Employed full-time17035.9
2) Employed part-time449.3
3) Self-employed5110.8
4) Unemployed30.6
5) Retired16835.4
6) Homemaker337.0
7) Student20.4
8) Other30.6
Missing13 
TOTAL474100.0
180) Please indicate your employment status and, if married, the employment of your spouse. - Your employment status, second response (YOUREMP2)
TOTAL%
1) Employed full-time37.1
2) Employed part-time12.4
3) Self-employed614.3
5) Retired1228.6
6) Homemaker1638.1
7) Student24.8
8) Other24.8
Missing445 
TOTAL42100.0
181) Please indicate your employment status and, if married, the employment of your spouse. - Employment status of spouse, first response (SPOUEMP1)
TOTAL%
1) Employed full-time14838.4
2) Employed part-time328.3
3) Self-employed318.1
4) Unemployed41.0
5) Retired11329.4
6) Homemaker4912.7
7) Student20.5
8) Other51.3
9) Sick/disabled10.3
Missing102 
TOTAL385100.0
182) Please indicate your employment status and, if married, the employment of your spouse. - Employment status of spouse, second response (SPOUEMP2)
TOTAL%
1) Employed full-time211.1
2) Employed part-time211.1
3) Self-employed316.7
5) Retired316.7
6) Homemaker422.2
8) Other422.2
Missing469 
TOTAL18100.0
183) 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) 0134.5
2) 210.3
4) 420.7
5) 510.3
7) 710.3
10) 1051.7
12) 1220.7
14) 1410.3
15) 1551.7
16) 1620.7
18) 1810.3
20) 20165.5
21) 2110.3
22) 2210.3
23) 2310.3
24) 2441.4
25) 2531.0
26) 2610.3
30) 30134.5
32) 3231.0
35) 3593.1
36) 3610.3
37) 3720.7
38) 3851.7
40) 406121.0
42) 4231.0
43) 4320.7
44) 4410.3
45) 453612.4
48) 4841.4
50) 504415.1
52) 5220.7
54) 5410.3
55) 5582.7
56) 5610.3
60) 60279.3
65) 6510.3
70) 7031.0
85) 8510.3
96) 9610.3
99) Don't know10.3
Missing196 
TOTAL291100.0
184) 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) 0155.9
1) 110.4
4) 410.4
5) 510.4
6) 610.4
8) 841.6
10) 1052.0
12) 1220.8
14) 1410.4
15) 1583.2
16) 1610.4
17) 1710.4
20) 2072.8
22) 2210.4
24) 2452.0
25) 2552.0
28) 2810.4
30) 30145.5
32) 3220.8
33) 3310.4
35) 3562.4
37) 3720.8
39) 3910.4
40) 405923.3
42) 4210.4
44) 4431.2
45) 45249.5
46) 4620.8
47) 4710.4
48) 4841.6
49) 4910.4
50) 50249.5
54) 5410.4
55) 55124.7
60) 60218.3
65) 6520.8
68) 6810.4
70) 7041.6
71) 7110.4
72) 7210.4
75) 7510.4
80) 8010.4
99) Don't know31.2
Missing234 
TOTAL253100.0
185) 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) Management5415.5
13) Business and financial operations308.6
15) Computer and math102.9
17) Architecture and engineering154.3
19) Life-physical and social science72.0
21) Community and social services92.6
23) Legal144.0
25) Education/training/library5515.8
27) Arts/design/entertainment/sports/media144.0
29) Healthcare and technical288.0
31) Healthcare support72.0
33) Protective service20.6
35) Food Prep10.3
39) Personal care30.9
41) Sales and related occupations4212.1
43) Office and administrative support236.6
45) Farming/fishing/forestry82.3
47) Construction20.6
49) Installation/maintenance/repair30.9
51) Production occupations20.6
53) Transportation41.1
55) Military20.6
99) Homemaker133.7
Missing139 
TOTAL348100.0
186) 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) Management258.8
13) Business and financial operations144.9
15) Computer and math144.9
17) Architecture and engineering207.0
19) Life-physical and social science20.7
21) Community and social services155.3
23) Legal72.5
25) Education/training/library4716.5
27) Arts/design/entertainment/sports/media31.1
29) Healthcare and technical3211.3
31) Healthcare support31.1
33) Protective service20.7
39) Personal care10.4
41) Sales and related occupations269.2
43) Office and administrative support279.5
45) Farming/fishing/forestry31.1
47) Construction51.8
49) Installation/maintenance/repair41.4
51) Production occupations93.2
53) Transportation82.8
55) Military10.4
99) Homemaker165.6
Missing203 
TOTAL284100.0
187) 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 diploma479.8
5) Some college9018.8
6) Graduated from college12926.9
7) Some graduate work6413.3
8) A graduate degree14830.8
Missing7 
TOTAL480100.0
188) 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 school41.0
4) High school diploma5714.3
5) Some college7117.8
6) Graduated from college12030.1
7) Some graduate work358.8
8) Graduate degree11027.6
Missing88 
TOTAL399100.0
189) How many children do you have? (If none, write 0.) Include any legally adopted children; exclude stepchildren unless legally adopted. (NO_KIDS)
TOTAL%
0) None5010.4
1) 15411.3
2) 218538.5
3) 312826.7
4) 4469.6
5) 5122.5
6) 640.8
7) 710.2
Missing7 
TOTAL480100.0
190) 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 alone6012.4
2) Two of us27356.5
3) Three of us7114.7
4) Four of us5411.2
5) Five of us204.1
6) Six of us40.8
8) Not Applicable10.2
Missing4 
TOTAL483100.0
191) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are - under six years of age? (HH_UNDR6)
TOTAL%
0) None11582.7
1) 11712.2
2) 275.0
Missing348 
TOTAL139100.0
192) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are - 6-12 years of age? (HH_6-12)
TOTAL%
0) None11466.3
1) 13620.9
2) 21911.0
3) 331.7
Missing315 
TOTAL172100.0
193) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are - 13-17 years of age? (HH_13-17)
TOTAL%
0) None10761.5
1) 14626.4
2) 22112.1
Missing313 
TOTAL174100.0
194) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are - 18-24 years of age? (HH_18-24)
TOTAL%
0) None11376.9
1) 12819.0
2) 264.1
Missing340 
TOTAL147100.0
195) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are - 25 years of age and over? (HH_25)
TOTAL%
0) None163.6
1) 15111.4
2) 235479.4
3) 3245.4
4) 410.2
Missing41 
TOTAL446100.0
196) 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 adult5611.8
2) Single parent102.1
3) Married, no kids26055.0
4) Married, with kids13829.2
5) Some other arrangement91.9
Missing14 
TOTAL473100.0
197) Where did you live five years ago, in October 1994? (HOM_94)
TOTAL%
1) Same house I live in now44090.9
2) A different house, same county296.0
3) In a different county, same state71.4
4) In a different state51.0
5) In a different country30.6
Missing3 
TOTAL484100.0
198) 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
TOTAL48233.03315
199) Generally speaking, do you think of yourself as a Democrat, Independent, Republican, or other? (DEM_REP)
TOTAL%
1) Democrat13427.9
2) Independent8217.0
3) Republican26154.3
4) Other30.6
6) Reform10.2
Missing6 
TOTAL481100.0
200) What is your race of origin? (Check all that apply.) - First response (RACE1)
TOTAL%
1) White46095.6
2) African American183.7
4) Asian30.6
Missing6 
TOTAL481100.0
201) What is your race of origin? (Check all that apply) - Second response (RACE2)
TOTAL%
1) White116.7
3) Indian583.3
Missing481 
TOTAL6100.0
202) 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-14,999102.2
3) $15K-19,999132.8
4) $20K-29,999265.7
5) $30K-39,999398.5
6) $40K-49,9995111.1
7) $50K-59,9995211.4
8) $60K-69,999449.6
9) $70K-79,999337.2
10) $80K-89,999408.7
11) $90K-99,999265.7
12) $100K-124,9994710.3
13) $125K-149,999224.8
14) $150K or more5311.6
Missing29 
TOTAL458100.0
203) Did you or any other family member fill out a pledge card regarding church giving for the current year? (PLEDGECD)
TOTAL%
1) Yes41385.9
2) No6814.1
Missing6 
TOTAL481100.0
204) 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
TOTAL4643434.1754720
205) 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
TOTAL3361793.1557039
206) 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
TOTAL406345.1921124
207) 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) $011624.9
2) $1-509720.9
3) $51-1006614.2
4) $101-5008418.1
5) $501-1000367.7
6) $1001-2000255.4
7) $2001+418.8
Missing22 
TOTAL465100.0
208) 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) $0112.4
2) $1-506413.7
3) $51-1007215.4
4) $101-50015733.6
5) $501-10005010.7
6) $1001-2000429.0
7) $2001+7115.2
Missing20 
TOTAL467100.0
209) I-AGE: What is your present age? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-AGE)
TOTAL%
0) Under 40224.6
1) 40-499319.3
2) 50-6419440.2
3) 65+17436.0
Missing4 
TOTAL483100.0
210) I-EDUC: What is the highest level of education completed by you and, if married, by your spouse? - Your educational level (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-EDUC)
TOTAL%
0) Some high school20.4
1) High school diploma479.8
2) Some college9018.8
3) College Graduate12926.9
4) Advanced Degree21244.2
Missing7 
TOTAL480100.0
211) I-GENDER: What is your sex? (for use with online analysis) (I-GENDER)
TOTAL%
1) Female25051.8
2) Male23348.2
Missing4 
TOTAL483100.0
212) I-INCOME: Which of these categories best describes your total family income from all sources, before taxes, during 1998? (If you live alone, or with non-relatives, answer in terms of your own personal income.) (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-INCOME)
TOTAL%
0) Less than 20,000255.5
1) $20K-49,99911625.3
2) $50K-99,99919542.6
3) $100K+12226.6
Missing29 
TOTAL458100.0
213) I-PARTYID: Generally speaking, do you think of yourself as a Democrat, Independent, Republican, or other? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-PARTYID)
TOTAL%
1) Democrat13427.9
2) Independent8217.0
3) Republican26154.3
4) Other40.8
Missing6 
TOTAL481100.0
214) I-RACE: What is your race of origin? (Check all that apply.) - First response (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-RACE)
TOTAL%
1) White46095.6
2) African American183.7
3) Asian30.6
Missing6 
TOTAL481100.0