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

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All frequencies are raw numbers (no weights used).
1) Panel Identification Number (NEWCODE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL45140633.909389
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) Strongly agree17138.8
2) Agree18942.9
3) Neither agree nor disagree429.5
4) Strongly disagree122.7
5) Disagree112.5
6) Not sure163.6
Missing10 
TOTAL441100.0
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) Strongly agree16436.9
2) Agree22250.0
3) Neither agree nor disagree337.4
4) Strongly disagree102.3
5) Disagree61.4
6) Not sure92.0
Missing7 
TOTAL444100.0
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 (USA). (PEACE3)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree13129.7
2) Agree19143.3
3) Neither agree nor disagree7216.3
4) Strongly disagree163.6
5) Disagree194.3
6) Not sure122.7
Missing10 
TOTAL441100.0
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) Strongly agree112.5
2) Agree214.8
3) Neither agree nor disagree13831.7
4) Strongly disagree8720.0
5) Disagree11426.1
6) Not sure6514.9
Missing15 
TOTAL436100.0
6) Please indicate your degree of agreement or disagreement with the following statement: The congregations of the Presbyterian Church (USA) need to be more involved in peacemaking. (PEACE5)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree4710.7
2) Agree17539.7
3) Neither agree nor disagree12829.0
4) Strongly disagree153.4
5) Disagree245.4
6) Not sure5211.8
Missing10 
TOTAL441100.0
7) How familiar are you with the Peacemaking Program of the Presbyterian Church (USA)? (PEACPROG)
TOTAL%
1) Very familiar51.1
2) Generally familiar5712.8
3) A little familiar13630.5
4) Not familiar24855.6
Missing5 
TOTAL446100.0
8) Are you aware that the PC(USA) Peacemaking Program includes the Presbyterian United Nations Office in New York? (PRESBYUN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes6414.3
2) No38385.7
Missing4 
TOTAL447100.0
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) Yes6515.2
2) No36384.8
Missing23 
TOTAL428100.0
10) [ASK ONLY IF COMMPEAC=1 "YES"]Has your session adopted the "Commitment to Peacemaking"? (COMPEAC2)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1616.7
2) No2324.0
3) Don't know5759.4
Missing355 
TOTAL96100.0
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 familiar81.8
2) Yes, somewhat familiar224.9
3) I've heard of it but never seen or read it7516.8
4) No34176.5
Missing5 
TOTAL446100.0
12) Have you had any conflicts in your congregation over the last several years? (CONGCONF)
TOTAL%
1) Yes20445.9
2) No12628.4
3) Don't know11425.7
Missing7 
TOTAL444100.0
13) [ASK ONLY IF CONGCONF=1 "YES"]Was "Seeking to Be Faithful" used by the session as it addressed such conflict? (CONFLCT1)
TOTAL%
1) Yes94.2
2) No4420.6
3) Don't know16175.2
Missing237 
TOTAL214100.0
14) [ASK ONLY IF CONFLCT1=1 "YES"]Was "Seeking to Be Faithful" of help in resolving the conflict? (CONFLCT2)
TOTAL%
1) Yes41.8
2) No2511.2
3) Don't know19487.0
Missing228 
TOTAL223100.0
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 Checked40890.5
1) Checked439.5
TOTAL451100.0
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 Checked43796.9
1) Checked143.1
TOTAL451100.0
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 Checked44097.6
1) Checked112.4
TOTAL451100.0
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 Checked39988.5
1) Checked5211.5
TOTAL451100.0
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 Checked43295.8
1) Checked194.2
TOTAL451100.0
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 Checked42594.2
1) Checked265.8
TOTAL451100.0
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 Checked10423.1
1) Checked34776.9
TOTAL451100.0
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 Checked40589.8
1) Checked4610.2
TOTAL451100.0
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 Checked41692.2
1) Checked357.8
TOTAL451100.0
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 Checked38084.3
1) Checked7115.7
TOTAL451100.0
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 Checked43596.5
1) Checked163.5
TOTAL451100.0
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 Checked42494.0
1) Checked276.0
TOTAL451100.0
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 Checked40088.7
1) Checked5111.3
TOTAL451100.0
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 Checked41992.9
1) Checked327.1
TOTAL451100.0
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 Checked31569.8
1) Checked13630.2
TOTAL451100.0
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 Checked43496.2
1) Checked173.8
TOTAL451100.0
31) Since September 11th, has your congregation's involvement in peacemaking: (PEACE911)
TOTAL%
1) Increased?5312.1
2) Decreased?30.7
3) Stayed about the same?19745.1
4) Don't know18442.1
Missing14 
TOTAL437100.0
32) Did your congregation receive the Peacemaking Offering in 2001? (PEACOFFR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes13030.4
2) No5913.8
3) Don't know23855.7
Missing24 
TOTAL427100.0
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) Yes8255.8
2) No3423.1
3) Don't know3121.1
Missing304 
TOTAL147100.0
34) How involved are you, personally, in your congregation's peacemaking activities? (PCINVOLV)
TOTAL%
1) Very involved61.4
2) Generally involved184.1
3) A little involved6715.3
4) Not involved34679.2
Missing14 
TOTAL437100.0
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 Checked28362.7
1) Checked16837.3
TOTAL451100.0
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 Checked39587.6
1) Checked5612.4
TOTAL451100.0
37) As part of its peacemaking ministry, should the Presbyterian Church (USA) be involved in encouraging and developing interfaith dialogue between Christians and followers of other religious groups? (INTRDIAL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, definitely20046.1
2) Yes, probably14332.9
3) No214.8
4) Not sure7016.1
Missing17 
TOTAL434100.0
38) Does your presbytery have a Peacemaking Committee? (PEACCOMM)
TOTAL%
1) Yes6815.7
2) No4310.0
3) Don't know32174.3
Missing19 
TOTAL432100.0
39) As a general rule, where there are armed conflicts around the world, would you favor or oppose the Presbyterian Church (USA) taking the following action? Praying for the affected peoples. (PCACT1)
TOTAL%
1) Favor42196.1
2) Oppose20.5
3) Depends on the situation143.2
4) Not sure10.2
Missing13 
TOTAL438100.0
40) As a general rule, where there are armed conflicts around the world, would you favor or oppose the Presbyterian Church (USA) taking the following action? Advocating basic human rights. (PCACT2)
TOTAL%
1) Favor36084.1
2) Oppose51.2
3) Depends on the situation5312.4
4) Not sure102.3
Missing23 
TOTAL428100.0
41) As a general rule, where there are armed conflicts around the world, would you favor or oppose the Presbyterian Church (USA) taking the following action? Supporting the peacemaking work of our partner churches in the area. (PCACT3)
TOTAL%
1) Favor31774.4
2) Oppose61.4
3) Depends on the situation7918.5
4) Not sure245.6
Missing25 
TOTAL426100.0
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) Favor37286.5
2) Oppose20.5
3) Depends on the situation4811.2
4) Not sure81.9
Missing21 
TOTAL430100.0
43) As a general rule, where there are armed conflicts around the world, would you favor or oppose the Presbyterian Church (USA) taking the following action? Supporting the positions of the US government. (PCACT5)
TOTAL%
1) Favor18643.4
2) Oppose112.6
3) Depends on the situation21249.4
4) Not sure204.7
Missing22 
TOTAL429100.0
44) As a general rule, where there are armed conflicts around the world, would you favor or oppose the Presbyterian Church (USA) taking the following action? Developing relevant policy that is debated and voted on at an annual General Assembly meeting. (PCACT6)
TOTAL%
1) Favor15335.9
2) Oppose4410.3
3) Depends on the situation12328.9
4) Not sure10624.9
Missing25 
TOTAL426100.0
45) Would you like to see the Presbyterian Church (USA) 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, definitely9020.6
2) Yes, probably17439.9
3) No, probably not6114.0
4) No, definitely not245.5
5) Not sure8720.0
Missing15 
TOTAL436100.0
46) Please indicate whether you agree or disagree with the following statement: The US 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 agree20848.0
2) Agree16237.4
3) Neither agree nor disagree378.5
4) Disagree20.5
5) Strongly disagree10.2
6) Not sure235.3
Missing18 
TOTAL433100.0
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 agree163.7
2) Agree6515.0
3) Neither agree nor disagree9822.6
4) Disagree16237.4
5) Strongly disagree6715.5
6) Not sure255.8
Missing18 
TOTAL433100.0
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 agree12028.0
2) Agree23454.5
3) Neither agree nor disagree399.1
4) Disagree112.6
5) Strongly disagree10.2
6) Not sure245.6
Missing22 
TOTAL429100.0
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 agree13430.9
2) Agree19945.9
3) Neither agree nor disagree245.5
4) Disagree306.9
5) Strongly disagree194.4
6) Not sure286.5
Missing17 
TOTAL434100.0
50) Please indicate whether you agree or disagree with the following statement: It would be unwise for the US to unilaterally back out of treaties that limit the testing of nuclear weapons. (AGREE5)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree7617.8
2) Agree16638.8
3) Neither agree nor disagree6615.4
4) Disagree347.9
5) Strongly disagree143.3
6) Not sure7216.8
Missing23 
TOTAL428100.0
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 agree214.9
2) Agree7116.6
3) Neither agree nor disagree7517.5
4) Disagree16137.6
5) Strongly disagree6114.3
6) Not sure399.1
Missing23 
TOTAL428100.0
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 breaking the Anti-Ballistic Missile (ABM) Treaty with Russia. (AGREE7)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree4510.5
2) Agree10424.3
3) Neither agree nor disagree8219.2
4) Disagree5212.1
5) Strongly disagree337.7
6) Not sure11226.2
Missing23 
TOTAL428100.0
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 agree214.8
2) Agree11426.3
3) Neither agree nor disagree9121.0
4) Disagree12027.7
5) Strongly disagree5111.8
6) Not sure368.3
Missing18 
TOTAL433100.0
54) Please indicate whether you agree or disagree with the following statement: The US government should lessen its military support to Israel, Egypt, and other Middle East governments. (AGREE9)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree337.6
2) Agree10724.6
3) Neither agree nor disagree8118.6
4) Disagree10123.2
5) Strongly disagree337.6
6) Not sure8018.4
Missing16 
TOTAL435100.0
55) Please indicate whether you agree or disagree with the following statement: The US government should reduce its military support to the government of Colombia. (AGREE10)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree235.3
2) Agree10925.1
3) Neither agree nor disagree10524.1
4) Disagree7918.2
5) Strongly disagree133.0
6) Not sure10624.4
Missing16 
TOTAL435100.0
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 Checked35278.0
1) Checked9922.0
TOTAL451100.0
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 Checked30467.4
1) Checked14732.6
TOTAL451100.0
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 Checked38685.6
1) Checked6514.4
TOTAL451100.0
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 Checked36079.8
1) Checked9120.2
TOTAL451100.0
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 Checked378.2
1) Checked41491.8
TOTAL451100.0
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 Checked13930.8
1) Checked31269.2
TOTAL451100.0
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 Checked21848.3
1) Checked23351.7
TOTAL451100.0
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 Checked26258.1
1) Checked18941.9
TOTAL451100.0
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 Checked44298.0
1) Checked92.0
TOTAL451100.0
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 Checked43596.5
1) Checked163.5
TOTAL451100.0
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) Yes31270.7
2) No225.0
3) Not sure10724.3
Missing10 
TOTAL441100.0
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) Favor29467.1
2) Oppose296.6
3) Not sure11526.3
Missing13 
TOTAL438100.0
68) Do you think the events of September 11th have changed this country in a lasting way, or not? (CHNGE911)
TOTAL%
1) Yes36081.3
2) No429.5
3) Not sure419.3
Missing8 
TOTAL443100.0
69) [ASK ONLY IF CHNGE911=1 "YES"]Is it a change for the better or for the worse? (CHANGE2)
TOTAL%
1) Better16145.9
2) Worse6919.7
3) Not sure12134.5
Missing100 
TOTAL351100.0
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 well5312.3
2) Fairly well32274.5
3) Not well at all5713.2
Missing19 
TOTAL432100.0
71) To what extent, if any, does your Christian faith influence your perspective on the war on terrorism? (VIEWTERR)
TOTAL%
1) Great extent16537.3
2) Some extent22450.7
3) Only a little extent357.9
4) None184.1
Missing9 
TOTAL442100.0
72) How concerned are you about the possibility there will be more major terrorist attacks in the United States? (TERRCONC)
TOTAL%
1) Greatly concerned20646.5
2) Somewhat concerned20746.7
3) Not much concerned225.0
4) Not concerned61.4
5) Not sure20.5
Missing8 
TOTAL443100.0
73) Survey format (SURVEY)
TOTAL%
1) Paper copy41692.2
2) From the web357.8
TOTAL451100.0
74) Sample (SAMPLE)
TOTAL%
1) Members451100.0
TOTAL451100.0
75) Sample (SAMPLE2)
TOTAL%
1) Members445100.0
Missing6 
TOTAL445100.0
76) How many years have you been a member of your current congregation? __ year(s) (if less than one year, __ months) (YRSMEMBR)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL43720.08216
77) How far do you live from your congregation? __ mile(s) (HOWFAR)
TOTAL%
0) Less than one mile10.2
1) 18419.4
2) 26114.1
3) 34710.8
4) 4317.1
5) 56515.0
6) 6327.4
7) 7143.2
8) 8163.7
9) 951.2
10) 10266.0
11) 1151.2
12) 1271.6
13) 1310.2
14) 1440.9
15) 15143.2
16) 1630.7
20) 2040.9
21) 2110.2
25) 2520.5
30) 3020.5
40) 4010.2
42) 4210.2
60) 6010.2
90) 9010.2
175) 17510.2
455) 45510.2
998) 998 miles or more10.2
999) Don't know20.5
Missing17 
TOTAL434100.0
78) 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
TOTAL3882331.923564
79) Have you ever been ordained an elder in the Presbyterian Church? (Check one box) (EVERELDR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes18442.6
2) No24857.4
Missing19 
TOTAL432100.0
80) [IF YES TO EVERELDR] Are you serving now on session? (NOWELDR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes124.3
2) No26595.7
Missing174 
TOTAL277100.0
81) Have you ever been ordained a deacon in the Presbyterian Church? (Check one box) (EVERDCON)
TOTAL%
1) Yes15536.4
2) No27163.6
Missing25 
TOTAL426100.0
82) [IF YES TO EVERDCON] Are you currently serving on the board of deacons? (NOWDCON)
TOTAL%
1) Yes249.8
2) No22190.2
Missing206 
TOTAL245100.0
83) 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 Checked37684.9
1) Checked6715.1
Missing8 
TOTAL443100.0
84) 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 Checked28564.0
1) Checked16036.0
Missing6 
TOTAL445100.0
85) 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 Checked41793.7
1) Checked286.3
Missing6 
TOTAL445100.0
86) 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 Checked38285.8
1) Checked6314.2
Missing6 
TOTAL445100.0
87) 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 Checked31671.0
1) Checked12929.0
Missing6 
TOTAL445100.0
88) What other positions, if any, do you hold in the church? (Check all that apply) Organist or choir director. (POSCHDIR)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked44199.1
1) Checked40.9
Missing6 
TOTAL445100.0
89) What other positions, if any, do you hold in the church? (Check all that apply) Member of choir. (POSCHMEM)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked35980.7
1) Checked8619.3
Missing6 
TOTAL445100.0
90) What other positions, if any, do you hold in the church? (Check all that apply) Church school teacher/leader. (POSTCHER)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked33174.4
1) Checked11425.6
Missing6 
TOTAL445100.0
91) What other positions, if any, do you hold in the church? (Check all that apply) Other (specify). (POSOTHER)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked42495.3
1) Checked214.7
Missing6 
TOTAL445100.0
92) How often do you generally attend Sunday worship at your congregation? (Check the appropriate box). (FREQATTD)
TOTAL%
1) Never40.9
2) Less than once a year10.2
3) Once or twice a year81.8
4) Several times a year235.3
5) Once a month153.4
6) 2-3 times a month8519.4
7) Nearly every week20847.5
8) Every week9421.5
Missing13 
TOTAL438100.0
93) 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) Yes40698.1
2) No81.9
Missing37 
TOTAL414100.0
94) [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) 151.2
2) 2194.7
3) 3225.4
4) 4307.4
5) 5399.6
6) 6399.6
7) 7153.7
8) 8256.1
9) 951.2
10) 10358.6
11) 1141.0
12) 12245.9
13) 1361.5
14) 1451.2
15) 15266.4
16) 1671.7
18) 1861.5
19) 1930.7
20) 20317.6
21) 2110.2
22) 2220.5
24) 2420.5
25) 2530.7
26) 2630.7
28) 2810.2
30) 3082.0
31) 3110.2
32) 3210.2
34) 3420.5
35) 3510.2
36) 3620.5
40) 40122.9
42) 4210.2
44) 4420.5
45) 4541.0
48) 4820.5
49) 4910.2
50) 5061.5
52) 5251.2
Missing43 
TOTAL408100.0
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. My job/business required me to be at work on Sunday. (EMJOB)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked36882.7
1) Checked7717.3
Missing6 
TOTAL445100.0
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 traveling on business and didn't get home in time. (EMTRAVEL)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked40290.3
1) Checked439.7
Missing6 
TOTAL445100.0
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 was ill. (EMILL)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked24655.4
1) Checked19844.6
Missing7 
TOTAL444100.0
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 had family responsibilities (e.g., caring for an ill or disabled child or parent). (EMFAMLY)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked33374.8
1) Checked11225.2
Missing6 
TOTAL445100.0
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 was away on vacation. (EMVACATN)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked11024.8
1) Checked33475.2
Missing7 
TOTAL444100.0
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 needed the time to catch up on other responsibilities. (EMCTCHUP)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked34577.5
1) Checked10022.5
Missing6 
TOTAL445100.0
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. I just didn't feel like going. (EMFEEL)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked37684.5
1) Checked6915.5
Missing6 
TOTAL445100.0
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. The weather was bad. (EMWEATHR)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked39388.3
1) Checked5211.7
Missing6 
TOTAL445100.0
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 overslept. (EMSLEPT)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked41793.7
1) Checked286.3
Missing6 
TOTAL445100.0
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 had guests from out of town. (EMGUEST)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked32573.0
1) Checked12027.0
Missing6 
TOTAL445100.0
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 decided to do something else that day. (EMELSE)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked37383.8
1) Checked7216.2
Missing6 
TOTAL445100.0
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 wasn't interested in the theme of the service. (EMTHEME)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked43497.5
1) Checked112.5
Missing6 
TOTAL445100.0
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 didn't want to hear a particular preacher/speaker. (EMPRECHR)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked41693.5
1) Checked296.5
Missing6 
TOTAL445100.0
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. Conflict in the congregation. (EMCNFLCT)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked43196.9
1) Checked143.1
Missing6 
TOTAL445100.0
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. Other (volunteered response). (EMOTHER)
TOTAL%
1) All other1940.4
2) Worked at another church48.5
3) Visited another church (out of town)48.5
4) Seasonal migrant612.8
5) Visited another church919.1
7) Tried to go but prevented510.6
Missing404 
TOTAL47100.0
110) 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 Hours10824.8
2) 1-2 Hours7617.5
3) 3-5 Hours12528.7
4) 6-10 Hours7617.5
5) 11-20 Hours327.4
6) More than 20 Hours184.1
Missing16 
TOTAL435100.0
111) 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 Hours14533.4
2) 1-2 Hours10223.5
3) 3-5 Hours9020.7
4) 6-10 Hours5212.0
5) 11-20 Hours235.3
6) More than 20 Hours225.1
Missing17 
TOTAL434100.0
112) 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 Hours26261.2
2) 1-2 Hours8920.8
3) 3-5 Hours4610.7
4) 6-10 Hours153.5
5) 11-20 Hours71.6
6) More than 20 Hours92.1
Missing23 
TOTAL428100.0
113) 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 Hours18242.6
2) 1-2 Hours9021.1
3) 3-5 Hours7317.1
4) 6-10 Hours378.7
5) 11-20 Hours153.5
6) More than 20 Hours307.0
Missing24 
TOTAL427100.0
114) Did you belong to any other churches before the one you now belong to? (BELCHURC)
TOTAL%
1) Yes36684.3
2) No6815.7
Missing17 
TOTAL434100.0
115) [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) Baptist277.4
2) Disciples of Christ51.4
3) Episcopal51.4
4) Lutheran287.7
5) Methodist5715.6
6) Presbyterian18149.5
7) Other Presbyterian30.8
8) Reformed92.5
9) Roman Catholic71.9
10) UCC184.9
11) Non-denominational41.1
12) Other226.0
Missing85 
TOTAL366100.0
116) 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) Baptist5713.2
2) Disciples of Christ122.8
3) Episcopal81.8
4) Lutheran296.7
5) Methodist6214.3
6) Presbyterian17139.5
7) Other Presbyterian81.8
8) Reformed71.6
9) Roman Catholic204.6
10) UCC194.4
11) Non-denominational71.6
12) None81.8
13) Other255.8
Missing18 
TOTAL433100.0
117) How old were you when you first became a member of a Presbyterian church? (HOWOLD)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL43525.86715
118) When you were growing up, say ages 10 to 12, how active were your parents in church? (PAR_ACTV)
TOTAL%
1) Very active16637.5
2) Generally active9020.3
3) Somewhat active6013.5
4) Not very active5412.2
5) Not active at all6715.1
6) Don't know61.4
Missing8 
TOTAL443100.0
119) 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) Yes7617.3
2) No36382.7
Missing12 
TOTAL439100.0
120) [IF YES TO RELPAST] How many relatives are currently serving the church in full-time paid positions? (RELPAST#)
TOTAL%
0) 1417.1
1) 4554.9
2) 1619.5
3) 33.7
4) 22.4
6) 22.4
Missing369 
TOTAL82100.0
121) [IF YES TO RELPAST] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) My father. (DADPAST)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked44098.9
1) Checked51.1
Missing6 
TOTAL445100.0
122) [IF YES TO RELPAST] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) My mother. (MOMPAST)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked44399.6
1) Checked20.4
Missing6 
TOTAL445100.0
123) [IF YES TO RELPAST] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) My grandfather. (GDADPAST)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked445100.0
Missing6 
TOTAL445100.0
124) [IF YES TO RELPAST] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) My grandmother. (GMOMPAST)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked445100.0
Missing6 
TOTAL445100.0
125) [IF YES TO RELPAST] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) My son. (SONPAST)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked44299.3
1) Checked30.7
Missing6 
TOTAL445100.0
126) [IF YES TO RELPAST] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) My daughter. (DAUGPAST)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked43798.2
1) Checked81.8
Missing6 
TOTAL445100.0
127) [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 Checked43397.3
1) Checked122.7
Missing6 
TOTAL445100.0
128) [IF YES TO RELPAST] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) Other. (OTHPAST)
TOTAL%
1) Grandchild34.8
2) Distant ancestor23.2
3) Uncle/Aunt914.3
4) Niece or nephew1625.4
5) Cousin1523.8
8) Spouse46.3
9) In-law1422.2
Missing388 
TOTAL63100.0
129) 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) Yes10023.1
2) No33276.9
Missing19 
TOTAL432100.0
130) [IF YES TO RELCRCH] How many relatives in the past served the church in full-time paid positions? (Approximate number). (RELCRCH#)
TOTAL%
0) 1212.1
1) 4747.5
2) 2323.2
3) 77.1
4) 66.1
5) 22.0
7) 11.0
15) 11.0
Missing352 
TOTAL99100.0
131) [IF YES TO RELCRCH] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) My father. (DADCRCH)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked42896.2
1) Checked173.8
Missing6 
TOTAL445100.0
132) [IF YES TO RELCRCH] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) My mother. (MOMCRCH)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked43597.8
1) Checked102.2
Missing6 
TOTAL445100.0
133) [IF YES TO RELCRCH] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) My grandfather. (GDADCRCH)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked42194.6
1) Checked245.4
Missing6 
TOTAL445100.0
134) [IF YES TO RELCRCH] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) My grandmother. (GMOMCRCH)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked43898.4
1) Checked71.6
Missing6 
TOTAL445100.0
135) [IF YES TO RELCRCH] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) My son. (SONCHRCH)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked445100.0
Missing6 
TOTAL445100.0
136) [IF YES TO RELCRCH] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) My daughter. (DAUCHRCH)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked43998.7
1) Checked61.3
Missing6 
TOTAL445100.0
137) [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 Checked43798.2
1) Checked81.8
Missing6 
TOTAL445100.0
138) [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 ancestor2939.7
3) Uncle/Aunt2432.9
4) Niece or nephew11.4
5) Cousin56.8
8) Spouse22.7
9) In-law1013.7
Missing378 
TOTAL73100.0
139) Which of the following terms best describes your current stand on theological issues? (LIB_CONS)
TOTAL%
1) Very conservative153.4
2) Conservative15335.1
3) Moderate19444.5
4) Liberal5913.5
5) Very Liberal153.4
Missing15 
TOTAL436100.0
140) Have you ever tried to encourage someone to believe in Jesus Christ or accept Him as a personal savior? (WITNESS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes26960.9
2) No17339.1
Missing9 
TOTAL442100.0
141) 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) Yes18843.1
2) No24856.9
Missing15 
TOTAL436100.0
142) Do you believe that some or all of the Bible was inspired by God? (INSP_GOD)
TOTAL%
1) Yes41597.2
2) No122.8
Missing24 
TOTAL427100.0
143) [IF YES TO INSP_GOD] How much of what the Bible contains do you believe was inspired by God? (INSPMUCH)
TOTAL%
1) All of it19745.7
2) Almost all of it7517.4
3) Most of it10624.6
4) Some of it307.0
5) Only a very small amount30.7
6) Not sure204.6
Missing20 
TOTAL431100.0
144) 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 world.276.2
2) Is a true account of how God created the world.22852.7
3) Reflects human feelings about how the world might have been created.17841.1
Missing18 
TOTAL433100.0
145) 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.9923.7
2) The Bible is without error of any kind in spiritual matters, but there are problems in other areas such as science and history.19847.5
3) The Bible contains errors in both spiritual and secular matters.12028.8
Missing34 
TOTAL417100.0
146) 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 agree399.0
2) Agree11326.0
3) Not sure5111.8
4) Disagree18041.5
5) Strongly disagree5111.8
Missing17 
TOTAL434100.0
147) 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 agree235.3
2) Agree9521.8
3) Not sure8218.9
4) Disagree15335.2
5) Strongly disagree8218.9
Missing16 
TOTAL435100.0
148) 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 agree28165.3
2) Agree9722.6
3) Not sure4510.5
4) Disagree51.2
5) Strongly disagree20.5
Missing21 
TOTAL430100.0
149) 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 agree19144.1
2) Agree11827.3
3) Not sure7216.6
4) Disagree439.9
5) Strongly disagree92.1
Missing18 
TOTAL433100.0
150) 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 agree10324.0
2) Agree8820.5
3) Not sure11627.0
4) Disagree8319.3
5) Strongly disagree409.3
Missing21 
TOTAL430100.0
151) 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 agree15535.7
2) Agree22351.4
3) Not sure368.3
4) Disagree163.7
5) Strongly disagree40.9
Missing17 
TOTAL434100.0
152) Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with the following statement. The Devil (Satan) really exists. (DEVL_XST)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree14934.2
2) Agree13029.8
3) Not sure9020.6
4) Disagree5011.5
5) Strongly disagree173.9
Missing15 
TOTAL436100.0
153) 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 agree21348.7
2) Agree12729.1
3) Not sure7517.2
4) Disagree102.3
5) Strongly disagree122.7
Missing14 
TOTAL437100.0
154) 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 daily7216.8
2) Several times a week5212.1
3) Weekly5713.3
4) Several times a month6014.0
5) Once a month276.3
6) Several times a year8920.7
7) Once a year or less5412.6
8) Never184.2
Missing22 
TOTAL429100.0
155) 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 daily102.4
2) Several times a week133.1
3) Weekly6314.8
4) Several times a month4610.8
5) Once a month358.2
6) Several times a year7216.9
7) Once a year or less6816.0
8) Never11827.8
Missing26 
TOTAL425100.0
156) Approximately how frequently do you engage in the following activity? (Check one box on each line) Attend a Bible study group. (OFT_BGRP)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/almost daily30.7
2) Several times a week71.7
3) Weekly9121.5
4) Several times a month235.4
5) Once a month429.9
6) Several times a year5312.5
7) Once a year or less6114.4
8) Never14434.0
Missing27 
TOTAL424100.0
157) Approximately how frequently do you engage in the following activity? (Check one box on each line) Pray privately. (OFT_PPRI)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/almost daily27262.4
2) Several times a week7016.1
3) Weekly306.9
4) Several times a month286.4
5) Once a month92.1
6) Several times a year133.0
7) Once a year or less71.6
8) Never71.6
Missing15 
TOTAL436100.0
158) 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 daily8820.6
2) Several times a week5913.8
3) Weekly7317.1
4) Several times a month429.8
5) Once a month235.4
6) Several times a year7617.8
7) Once a year or less122.8
8) Never5512.9
Missing23 
TOTAL428100.0
159) 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 week40.9
3) Weekly276.4
4) Several times a month122.8
5) Once a month194.5
6) Several times a year389.0
7) Once a year or less7818.4
8) Never24357.4
Missing28 
TOTAL423100.0
160) Do you believe that Jesus will return to Earth some day? (JES_RTRN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes30171.2
2) No266.1
3) Not sure9622.7
Missing28 
TOTAL423100.0
161) [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 year20958.4
3) Less likely in 200092.5
4) No Opinion13738.3
Missing93 
TOTAL358100.0
162) Do you currently have plans for this coming New Year's Eve (Dec. 31, 1999)? (PLAN_NYR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes10323.6
2) No33476.4
Missing14 
TOTAL437100.0
163) [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) Yes5828.7
2) No14471.3
Missing249 
TOTAL202100.0
164) [IF YES TO PLAN_NYR] What do you plan to do? First response. (PLAN_DO1)
TOTAL%
1) Nothing special/stay at home1117.2
2) Spend time with family812.5
3) Party/celebrate2031.3
4) Work710.9
5) Attend church1117.2
6) Vacation/travel57.8
9) Other23.1
Missing387 
TOTAL64100.0
165) [IF YES TO PLAN_NYR] What do you plan to do? Second response. (PLAN_DO2)
TOTAL%
2) Spend time with family250.0
3) Party/celebrate125.0
6) Vacation/travel125.0
Missing447 
TOTAL4100.0
166) 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, definitely306.8
2) Yes, probably5512.4
3) No, probably not4610.4
4) No, definitely not163.6
5) Don't know29566.7
Missing9 
TOTAL442100.0
167) 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) Major153.4
3) Minor19344.0
4) Very minor16437.4
5) None at all337.5
6) No opinion347.7
Missing12 
TOTAL439100.0
168) 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) Major40.9
3) Minor17239.4
4) Very minor18141.4
5) None at all4811.0
6) No opinion327.3
Missing14 
TOTAL437100.0
169) 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) Minor9020.6
4) Very minor14032.0
5) None at all17339.6
6) No opinion337.6
Missing14 
TOTAL437100.0
170) 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) Major20.5
3) Minor10724.5
4) Very minor16437.5
5) None at all13130.0
6) No opinion337.6
Missing14 
TOTAL437100.0
171) What is your sex? (SEX)
TOTAL%
1) Female26760.1
2) Male17739.9
Missing7 
TOTAL444100.0
172) What is your present age? (AGE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL44458.98216
173) Which of the categories below most closely describes the place in which you currently live? (HOME)
TOTAL%
1) In open country, but not a farm4710.7
2) On a farm112.5
3) In a small city or town (under 50,000)13430.6
4) In a medium-size city (50,000-250,000)6414.6
5) In a suburb near a medium-size city398.9
6) In a large city (over 250,000)6013.7
7) In a suburb near a large city8318.9
Missing13 
TOTAL438100.0
174) What is your present marital status? (MAR_STAT)
TOTAL%
1) Married34880.0
2) Not married8720.0
Missing16 
TOTAL435100.0
175) If not currently married, have you ever been married? (MAR_EVER)
TOTAL%
1) No, never married2830.8
2) Yes, now widowed3336.3
3) Yes, now divorced2426.4
4) Yes, both widowed and divorced66.6
Missing360 
TOTAL91100.0
176) If currently married, have you ever had a previous marriage (or marriages)? (PREV_MAR)
TOTAL%
1) No28183.4
2) Yes, was widowed92.7
3) Yes, was divorced4513.4
4) Yes, both widowed and divorced20.6
Missing114 
TOTAL337100.0
177) How often does your husband or wife attend Sunday worship at your congregation? (SPOUCONG)
TOTAL%
1) Never195.5
2) Less than once a year51.4
3) About once or twice a year154.3
4) Several times a year308.7
5) About once a month154.3
6) 2-3 times a month6318.2
7) Nearly every week14140.8
8) Every week5816.8
Missing105 
TOTAL346100.0
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. Faith in which spouse was raised. (SPOURAIS)
TOTAL%
1) Baptist5114.7
2) Disciples of Christ51.4
3) Episcopal154.3
4) Lutheran226.3
5) Methodist5515.8
6) Presbyterian Church10730.7
7) Other Presbyterian72.0
8) Reformed30.9
9) Roman Catholic257.2
10) UCC82.3
11) Non-denominational41.1
12) None195.5
13) Other277.8
Missing103 
TOTAL348100.0
179) Please indicate the faith in which your husband or wife was raised (if more than one, select the one in which she or he was most involved), and his or her current religious affiliation. Spouse's current faith. (SPOUFATH)
TOTAL%
1) Baptist10.3
3) Episcopal31.0
5) Methodist20.7
6) Presbyterian Church26490.1
7) Other Presbyterian10.3
9) Roman Catholic62.0
10) UCC10.3
11) Non-denominational20.7
12) None124.1
13) Other10.3
Missing158 
TOTAL293100.0
180) Please indicate your employment status and, if married, the employment of your spouse. Your employment status, first response. (YOUREMP1)
TOTAL%
1) Employed full-time14132.2
2) Employed part-time347.8
3) Self-employed245.5
4) Unemployed40.9
5) Retired17239.3
6) Homemaker439.8
7) Student133.0
8) Other71.6
Missing13 
TOTAL438100.0
181) Please indicate your employment status and, if married, the employment of your spouse. Your employment status, second response. (YOUREMP2)
TOTAL%
2) Employed part-time28.7
3) Self-employed417.4
5) Retired521.7
6) Homemaker730.4
7) Student417.4
8) Other14.3
Missing428 
TOTAL23100.0
182) Please indicate your employment status and, if married, the employment of your spouse. Employment status of spouse, first response. (SPOUEMP1)
TOTAL%
1) Employed full-time13037.8
2) Employed part-time247.0
3) Self-employed185.2
4) Unemployed10.3
5) Retired12937.5
6) Homemaker3811.0
7) Student10.3
8) Other30.9
Missing107 
TOTAL344100.0
183) Please indicate your employment status and, if married, the employment of your spouse. Employment status of spouse, second response. (SPOUEMP2)
TOTAL%
1) Employed full-time18.3
3) Self-employed216.7
5) Retired325.0
6) Homemaker541.7
8) Other18.3
Missing439 
TOTAL12100.0
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. Your hours. (YOUHRS)
TOTAL%
0) 0145.9
2) 220.8
3) 310.4
4) 410.4
5) 520.8
6) 631.3
8) 810.4
9) 910.4
10) 1062.5
12) 1231.3
13) 1310.4
15) 1552.1
16) 1610.4
18) 1820.8
20) 2093.8
22) 2210.4
25) 2562.5
26) 2620.8
30) 3072.9
32) 3241.7
34) 3410.4
35) 3583.3
36) 3620.8
37) 3710.4
38) 3820.8
40) 404518.8
42) 4262.5
43) 4310.4
44) 4420.8
45) 45218.8
46) 4610.4
48) 4831.3
50) 503414.2
54) 5410.4
55) 55145.9
56) 5610.4
57) 5710.4
58) 5810.4
60) 60145.9
64) 6410.4
65) 6510.4
70) 7010.4
80) 8020.8
98) 98 or more10.4
99) Don't know20.8
Missing212 
TOTAL239100.0
185) 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) 147.3
1) 10.5
2) 10.5
4) 10.5
5) 10.5
8) 31.6
9) 10.5
10) 52.6
12) 10.5
15) 10.5
18) 10.5
20) 31.6
24) 21.0
25) 31.6
27) 10.5
30) 63.1
32) 10.5
35) 52.6
36) 10.5
38) 21.0
39) 10.5
40) 3819.7
42) 10.5
43) 31.6
45) 199.8
47) 10.5
48) 63.1
50) 3417.6
55) 105.2
56) 10.5
57) 10.5
58) 10.5
60) 178.8
65) 31.6
68) 10.5
70) 10.5
75) 10.5
Missing258 
TOTAL193100.0
186) 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) Management4013.3
13) Business and financial operations237.6
15) Computer and math124.0
17) Architecture and engineering82.7
19) Life-physical and social science51.7
21) Community and social services82.7
23) Legal62.0
25) Education/training/library6521.6
27) Arts/design/entertainment/sports/media103.3
29) Healthcare and technical3010.0
31) Healthcare support20.7
33) Protective service10.3
39) Personal care10.3
41) Sales and related occupations217.0
43) Office and administrative support3010.0
45) Farming/fishing/forestry20.7
47) Construction62.0
49) Installation/maintenance/repair31.0
51) Production occupations82.7
53) Transportation31.0
99) Homemaker175.6
Missing150 
TOTAL301100.0
187) 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) Management4016.6
13) Business and financial operations166.6
15) Computer and math72.9
17) Architecture and engineering93.7
19) Life-physical and social science20.8
21) Community and social services93.7
23) Legal62.5
25) Education/training/library3112.9
27) Arts/design/entertainment/sports/media62.5
29) Healthcare and technical187.5
31) Healthcare support31.2
33) Protective service31.2
37) Building and grounds cleaning20.8
39) Personal care10.4
41) Sales and related occupations3012.4
43) Office and administrative support187.5
45) Farming/fishing/forestry10.4
47) Construction52.1
49) Installation/maintenance/repair31.2
51) Production occupations83.3
53) Transportation41.7
55) Military10.4
99) Homemaker187.5
Missing210 
TOTAL241100.0
188) What is the highest level of education completed by you and, if married, by your spouse? Your educational level. (EDUCYOU)
TOTAL%
1) Less than 8 years10.2
3) Some high school71.6
4) High school diploma337.5
5) Some college10523.8
6) Graduated from college11425.8
7) Some graduate work6414.5
8) A graduate degree11826.7
Missing9 
TOTAL442100.0
189) 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 school30.9
4) High school diploma4512.9
5) Some college7722.1
6) Graduated from college9226.4
7) Some graduate work308.6
8) A graduate degree9928.4
Missing103 
TOTAL348100.0
190) How many children do you have? (If none, write 0.) Include any legally adopted children; exclude stepchildren unless legally adopted. (NO_KIDS)
TOTAL%
0) None6013.7
1) 14710.8
2) 216838.4
3) 310724.5
4) 4358.0
5) 581.8
6) 692.1
7) 720.5
9) 910.2
Missing14 
TOTAL437100.0
191) 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 alone6915.5
2) Two of us26058.6
3) Three of us4510.1
4) Four of us4710.6
5) Five of us173.8
6) Six of us30.7
7) Seven or more of us20.5
8) Not Applicable10.2
Missing7 
TOTAL444100.0
192) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are under six years of age? (HH_UNDR6)
TOTAL%
0) None10374.6
1) 12618.8
2) 275.1
3) 310.7
4) 410.7
Missing313 
TOTAL138100.0
193) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are 6-12 years of age? (HH_6-12)
TOTAL%
0) None9766.0
1) 13020.4
2) 21812.2
3) 321.4
Missing304 
TOTAL147100.0
194) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are 13-17 years of age? (HH_13-17)
TOTAL%
0) None9468.6
1) 12820.4
2) 21510.9
Missing314 
TOTAL137100.0
195) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are 18-24 years of age? (HH_18-24)
TOTAL%
0) None9676.2
1) 12116.7
2) 275.6
3) 321.6
Missing325 
TOTAL126100.0
196) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are 25 years of age and over? (HH_25)
TOTAL%
0) None153.7
1) 15714.2
2) 231678.8
3) 3123.0
4) 410.2
Missing50 
TOTAL401100.0
197) 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 adult6414.6
2) Single parent102.3
3) Married, no kids24656.2
4) Married, with kids9922.6
5) Some other arrangement194.3
Missing13 
TOTAL438100.0
198) Where did you live five years ago, in October 1994? (HOM_94)
TOTAL%
1) Same house I live in now32372.6
2) A different house, same county7617.1
3) In a different county, same state224.9
4) In a different state224.9
5) In a different country20.4
Missing6 
TOTAL445100.0
199) 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
TOTAL44531.88316
200) Generally speaking, do you think of yourself as a Democrat, Independent, Republican, or other? (DEM_REP)
TOTAL%
1) Democrat11826.9
2) Independent7717.6
3) Republican23653.9
4) Other71.6
Missing13 
TOTAL438100.0
201) What is your race of origin? (Check all that apply). First response. (RACE1)
TOTAL%
1) White43397.7
2) African American71.6
4) Asian10.2
6) Some other race20.5
Missing8 
TOTAL443100.0
202) What is your race of origin? (Check all that apply). Second response. (RACE2)
TOTAL%
1) White350.0
4) Asian116.7
5) Hispanic116.7
6) Some other race116.7
Missing445 
TOTAL6100.0
203) 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-14,99971.7
3) $15K-19,999163.9
4) $20K-29,999368.8
5) $30K-39,9995112.4
6) $40K-49,9994611.2
7) $50K-59,9995212.7
8) $60K-69,999317.6
9) $70K-79,999286.8
10) $80K-89,999235.6
11) $90K-99,999266.3
12) $100K-124,9994611.2
13) $125K-149,999204.9
14) $150K or more256.1
Missing41 
TOTAL410100.0
204) Did you or any other family member fill out a pledge card regarding church giving for the current year? (PLEDGECD)
TOTAL%
1) Yes36682.8
2) No7015.8
3) Don't know61.4
Missing9 
TOTAL442100.0
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 congregation, in regular giving (not including special offerings or contributions to a capital campaign). (MNY_REG)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL4162793.6478586
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 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
TOTAL2912125.72511735
207) 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 (USA), including the denomination-wide special offerings - One Great Hour of Sharing, Witness, Peacemaking, and Christmas Joy. (MNY_APPL)
TOTAL%
0) None3911.0
5) 510.3
10) 1082.3
15) 1551.4
20) 20123.4
24) 2410.3
25) 25185.1
30) 3051.4
40) 4041.1
45) 4510.3
50) 503810.7
55) 5510.3
60) 6030.8
70) 7010.3
75) 7582.3
80) 8020.6
86) 8610.3
100) 1006819.2
120) 12010.3
125) 12520.6
130) 13010.3
150) 150195.4
161) 16110.3
175) 17510.3
200) 2003911.0
250) 25072.0
300) 300133.7
322) 32210.3
325) 32510.3
387) 38710.3
400) 40051.4
500) 500164.5
625) 62510.3
800) 80010.3
890) 89010.3
1000) 1000102.8
1500) 150010.3
2000) 200041.1
2500) 250010.3
4000) 400010.3
5000) 500041.1
30000) 3000010.3
99999) Don't Know61.7
Missing96 
TOTAL355100.0
208) During the last year, approximately how much money did you and your family contribute to all religious groups or religious causes outside the Presbyterian Church (USA)? (MNY_OUTS)
TOTAL%
1) $013833.1
2) $1-507818.7
3) $51-1005513.2
4) $101-5007718.5
5) $501-1000215.0
6) $1001-2000235.5
7) $2001+256.0
Missing34 
TOTAL417100.0
209) 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) $0174.0
2) $1-504911.5
3) $51-1006715.8
4) $101-50015135.5
5) $501-10005913.9
6) $1001-2000337.8
7) $2001+4911.5
Missing26 
TOTAL425100.0
210) Survey form used (SURVEY2)
TOTAL%
1) Paper42294.8
2) Web235.2
Missing6 
TOTAL445100.0
211) I-AGE: What is your present age? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-AGE)
TOTAL%
0) Under 405311.9
1) 40-497316.4
2) 50-6513931.3
3) 65+17940.3
Missing7 
TOTAL444100.0
212) 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) Less than high school81.8
1) High school graduate337.5
2) Some college10523.8
3) College graduate11425.8
4) Advanced degree18241.2
Missing9 
TOTAL442100.0
213) I-GENDER: What is your sex? (for use with online analysis) (I-GENDER)
TOTAL%
1) Female26760.1
2) Male17739.9
Missing7 
TOTAL444100.0
214) 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 $20,000266.3
1) $20,000 - $49,99913332.4
2) $50,000 - $99,99916039.0
3) $100,000 +9122.2
Missing41 
TOTAL410100.0
215) I-POLITICS: Generally speaking, do you think of yourself as a Democrat, Independent, Republican, or other? (for use with online analysis) (I-POLITICS)
TOTAL%
1) Democrat11826.9
2) Independent7717.6
3) Republican23653.9
4) Other71.6
Missing13 
TOTAL438100.0
216) I-RACE: What is your race of origin? (Check all that apply). First response. (for use with online analysis) (I-RACE)
TOTAL%
1) White43397.7
2) African American71.6
4) Asian10.2
6) Some other race20.5
Missing8 
TOTAL443100.0