Presbyterian Panel Survey, November 2003 - Churchwide Special Offerings, All

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All frequencies are raw numbers (no weights used).
1) Panel Identification Number (ID)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL180226084.8239849
2) How familiar are you with each of the four Churchwide Special Offerings of the PC(USA)? One Great Hour of Sharing Offering (FAM_OGHS)
TOTAL%
1) Very familiar122968.5
2) Familiar39522.0
3) Somewhat familiar1065.9
4) Not very familiar321.8
5) Not at all familiar331.8
Missing9 
TOTAL1795100.0
3) How familiar are you with each of the four Churchwide Special Offerings of the PC(USA)? Pentecost Offering (FAM_PENT)
TOTAL%
1) Very familiar43125.1
2) Familiar38322.3
3) Somewhat familiar25614.9
4) Not very familiar33519.5
5) Not at all familiar31318.2
Missing86 
TOTAL1718100.0
4) How familiar are you with each of the four Churchwide Special Offerings of the PC(USA)? Peacemaking Offering (FAM_PEAC)
TOTAL%
1) Very familiar70840.7
2) Familiar39322.6
3) Somewhat familiar20411.7
4) Not very familiar20912.0
5) Not at all familiar22713.0
Missing63 
TOTAL1741100.0
5) How familiar are you with each of the four Churchwide Special Offerings of the PC(USA)? Christmas Joy Offering (FAM_XMAS)
TOTAL%
1) Very familiar100857.2
2) Familiar42724.2
3) Somewhat familiar1347.6
4) Not very familiar854.8
5) Not at all familiar1086.1
Missing42 
TOTAL1762100.0
6) Which offering has your congregation received in 2003 (check all that apply)? One Great Hour of Sharing Offering (CON_OGHS)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked31317.4
1) Checked149182.6
TOTAL1804100.0
7) Which offering has your congregation received in 2003 (check all that apply)? Pentecost Offering (CON_PENT)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked128871.4
1) Checked51628.6
TOTAL1804100.0
8) Which offering has your congregation received in 2003 (check all that apply)? Peacemaking Offering (CON_PEAC)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked99355.0
1) Checked81145.0
TOTAL1804100.0
9) Which offering has your congregation received in 2002 (check all that apply)? Christmas Joy Offering (CON_XMAS)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked56131.1
1) Checked124368.9
TOTAL1804100.0
10) Which offering has your congregation received in 2003 (check all that apply)? None (CON_NONE)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked174296.6
1) Checked623.4
TOTAL1804100.0
11) Which offering has your congregation received in 2003 (check all that apply)? Don't know (CON_DONT)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked164291.0
1) Checked1629.0
TOTAL1804100.0
12) In general, why does your congregation receive each of these Churchwide Special Offerings? One Great Hour of Sharing- Habit or tradition (OGHS_HAB)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked76942.6
1) Checked103557.4
TOTAL1804100.0
13) In general, why does your congregation receive each of these Churchwide Special Offerings? One Great Hour of Sharing- We feel an obligation to do so (OGHS_OBL)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked125869.7
1) Checked54630.3
TOTAL1804100.0
14) In general, why does your congregation receive each of these Churchwide Special Offerings? One Great Hour of Sharing- We believe in the cause the offering supports (OGHS_CAU)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked62934.9
1) Checked117565.1
TOTAL1804100.0
15) In general, why does your congregation receive each of these Churchwide Special Offerings? One Great Hour of Sharing- Members want to participate (OGHS_MEM)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked99855.3
1) Checked80644.7
TOTAL1804100.0
16) In general, why does your congregation receive each of these Churchwide Special Offerings? One Great Hour of Sharing- Pastor wants to participate (OGHS_PAS)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked111161.6
1) Checked69338.4
TOTAL1804100.0
17) In general, why does your congregation receive each of these Churchwide Special Offerings? One Great Hour of Sharing- Respect for the denomination (OGHS_RES)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked135975.3
1) Checked44524.7
TOTAL1804100.0
18) In general, why does your congregation receive each of these Churchwide Special Offerings? One Great Hour of Sharing- Don't know (OGHS_KNO)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked164791.3
1) Checked1578.7
TOTAL1804100.0
19) In general, why does your congregation receive each of these Churchwide Special Offerings? One Great Hour of Sharing- Don't receive (OGHS_REC)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked173896.3
1) Checked663.7
TOTAL1804100.0
20) In general, why does your congregation receive each of these Churchwide Special Offerings? Pentecost- Habit or tradition (PENT_HAB)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked152884.7
1) Checked27615.3
TOTAL1804100.0
21) In general, why does your congregation receive each of these Churchwide Special Offerings? Pentecost- We feel an obligation to do so (PENT_OBL)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked160889.1
1) Checked19610.9
TOTAL1804100.0
22) In general, why does your congregation receive each of these Churchwide Special Offerings? Pentecost- We believe in the cause the offering supports (PENT_CAU)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked145780.8
1) Checked34719.2
TOTAL1804100.0
23) In general, why does your congregation receive each of these Churchwide Special Offerings? Pentecost- Members want to participate (PENT_MEM)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked158287.7
1) Checked22212.3
TOTAL1804100.0
24) In general, why does your congregation receive each of these Churchwide Special Offerings? Pentecost- Pastor wants to participate (PENT_PAS)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked155186.0
1) Checked25314.0
TOTAL1804100.0
25) In general, why does your congregation receive each of these Churchwide Special Offerings? Pentecost- Respect for the denomination (PENT_RES)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked162590.1
1) Checked1799.9
TOTAL1804100.0
26) In general, why does your congregation receive each of these Churchwide Special Offerings? Pentecost- Don't know (PENT_KNO)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked148582.3
1) Checked31917.7
TOTAL1804100.0
27) In general, why does your congregation receive each of these Churchwide Special Offerings? Pentecost- Don't receive (PENT_REC)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked124469.0
1) Checked56031.0
TOTAL1804100.0
28) In general, why does your congregation receive each of these Churchwide Special Offerings? Peacemaking- Habit or tradition (PEAC_HAB)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked136175.4
1) Checked44324.6
TOTAL1804100.0
29) In general, why does your congregation receive each of these Churchwide Special Offerings? Peacemaking- We feel an obligation to do so (PEAC_OBL)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked148982.5
1) Checked31517.5
TOTAL1804100.0
30) In general, why does your congregation receive each of these Churchwide Special Offerings? Peacemaking- We believe in the cause the offering supports (PEAC_CAU)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked117865.3
1) Checked62634.7
TOTAL1804100.0
31) In general, why does your congregation receive each of these Churchwide Special Offerings? Peacemaking- Members want to participate (PEAC_MEM)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked138176.6
1) Checked42323.4
TOTAL1804100.0
32) In general, why does your congregation receive each of these Churchwide Special Offerings? Peacemaking- Pastor wants to participate (PEAC_PAS)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked139677.4
1) Checked40822.6
TOTAL1804100.0
33) In general, why does your congregation receive each of these Churchwide Special Offerings? Peacemaking- Respect for the denomination (PEAC_RES)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked154085.4
1) Checked26414.6
TOTAL1804100.0
34) In general, why does your congregation receive each of these Churchwide Special Offerings? Peacemaking- Don't know (PEAC_KNO)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked154685.7
1) Checked25814.3
TOTAL1804100.0
35) In general, why does your congregation receive each of these Churchwide Special Offerings? Peacemaking- Don't receive (PEAC_R2)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked142679.0
1) Checked37821.0
TOTAL1804100.0
36) In general, why does your congregation receive each of these Churchwide Special Offerings? Christmas Joy (2002)- Habit or tradition (XMAS_HAB)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked99355.0
1) Checked81145.0
TOTAL1804100.0
37) In general, why does your congregation receive each of these Churchwide Special Offerings? Christmas Joy (2002)- We feel an obligation to do so (XMAS_OBL)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked135375.0
1) Checked45125.0
TOTAL1804100.0
38) In general, why does your congregation receive each of these Churchwide Special Offerings? Christmas Joy (2002)- We believe in the cause the offering supports (XMAS_CAU)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked88749.2
1) Checked91750.8
TOTAL1804100.0
39) In general, why does your congregation receive each of these Churchwide Special Offerings? Christmas Joy (2002)- Members want to participate (XMAS_MEM)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked116064.3
1) Checked64435.7
TOTAL1804100.0
40) In general, why does your congregation receive each of these Churchwide Special Offerings? Christmas Joy (2002)- Pastor wants to participate (XMAS_PAS)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked124769.1
1) Checked55730.9
TOTAL1804100.0
41) In general, why does your congregation receive each of these Churchwide Special Offerings? Christmas Joy (2002)- Respect for the denomination (XMAS_RE1)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked139777.4
1) Checked40722.6
TOTAL1804100.0
42) In general, why does your congregation receive each of these Churchwide Special Offerings? Christmas Joy (2002)- Don't know (XMAS_KNO)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked157287.1
1) Checked23212.9
TOTAL1804100.0
43) In general, why does your congregation receive each of these Churchwide Special Offerings? Christmas Joy (2002)- Don't receive (XMAS_RE2)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked161389.4
1) Checked19110.6
TOTAL1804100.0
44) If one or more of the Churchwide Special Offerings were not received in the past year by your congregation, what is the main reason for not receiving the offering(s)? One Great Hour of Sharing (REA_OGHS)
TOTAL%
1) No one takes the initiative to promote the offering(s)258.8
2) Members are not familiar with the offering(s)93.2
3) Churchwide Special Offerings are low priorities in the congregation3211.3
4) The congregation has a local or regionally-based special offering that occurs in close proximity to the Churchwide Special Offering(s)258.8
5) The congregation cannot afford the Churchwide Special Offering(s)144.9
6) Don't know17963.0
Missing1520 
TOTAL284100.0
45) If one or more of the Churchwide Special Offerings were not received in the past year by your congregation, what is the main reason for not receiving the offering(s)? Pentecost (REA_PENT)
TOTAL%
1) No one takes the initiative to promote the offering(s)12511.8
2) Members are not familiar with the offering(s)19017.9
3) Churchwide Special Offerings are low priorities in the congregation989.3
4) The congregation has a local or regionally-based special offering that occurs in close proximity to the Churchwide Special Offering(s)888.3
5) The congregation cannot afford the Churchwide Special Offering(s)676.3
6) Don't know49146.4
Missing745 
TOTAL1059100.0
46) If one or more of the Churchwide Special Offerings were not received in the past year by your congregation, what is the main reason for not receiving the offering(s)? Peacemaking (REA_PEAC)
TOTAL%
1) No one takes the initiative to promote the offering(s)8910.8
2) Members are not familiar with the offering(s)11714.2
3) Churchwide Special Offerings are low priorities in the congregation11213.6
4) The congregation has a local or regionally-based special offering that occurs in close proximity to the Churchwide Special Offering(s)587.0
5) The congregation cannot afford the Churchwide Special Offering(s)475.7
6) Don't know40148.7
Missing980 
TOTAL824100.0
47) If one or more of the Churchwide Special Offerings were not received in the past year by your congregation, what is the main reason for not receiving the offering(s)? Christmas Joy (2002) (REA_XMAS)
TOTAL%
1) No one takes the initiative to promote the offering(s)306.1
2) Members are not familiar with the offering(s)326.5
3) Churchwide Special Offerings are low priorities in the congregation5811.8
4) The congregation has a local or regionally-based special offering that occurs in close proximity to the Churchwide Special Offering(s)7916.0
5) The congregation cannot afford the Churchwide Special Offering(s)255.1
6) Don't know26954.6
Missing1311 
TOTAL493100.0
48) For how many years (if any) has your congregation received each of the Churchwide Special Offerings? One Great Hour of Sharing (YRS_OGHS)
TOTAL%
1) 1 year30.2
2) 2-5 years241.4
3) 6-10 years804.8
4) More than 10 years103161.7
5) Don't know46327.7
6) Did not receive704.2
Missing133 
TOTAL1671100.0
49) For how many years (if any) has your congregation received each of the Churchwide Special Offerings? Pentecost (YRS_PENT)
TOTAL%
1) 1 year110.8
2) 2-5 years855.8
3) 6-10 years674.6
4) More than 10 years18812.9
5) Don't know54837.5
6) Did not receive56238.5
Missing343 
TOTAL1461100.0
50) For how many years (if any) has your congregation received each of the Churchwide Special Offerings? Peacemaking (YRS_PEAC)
TOTAL%
1) 1 year130.9
2) 2-5 years704.6
3) 6-10 years1016.6
4) More than 10 years39926.2
5) Don't know55336.4
6) Did not receive38525.3
Missing283 
TOTAL1521100.0
51) For how many years (if any) has your congregation received each of the Churchwide Special Offerings? Christmas Joy (YRS_XMAS)
TOTAL%
1) 1 year60.4
2) 2-5 years322.0
3) 6-10 years875.3
4) More than 10 years80049.1
5) Don't know52031.9
6) Did not receive18511.3
Missing174 
TOTAL1630100.0
52) Approximately how many dollars did your household contribute to each offering in 2003? One Great Hour of Sharing (AMT_OGHS)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL1146210.112034
53) Approximately how many dollars did your household contribute to each offering in 2003? One Great Hour of Sharing (NO_OGHS)
TOTAL%
0) Give or receiving offering139677.4
1) Did not give33418.5
2) Do not receive744.1
TOTAL1804100.0
54) Approximately how many dollars did your household contribute to each offering in 2003? Pentecost (AMT_PENT)
TOTAL%
0) 226.0
1) 10.3
2) 41.1
5) 226.0
10) 5916.2
15) 123.3
20) 6417.5
25) 9024.7
30) 61.6
40) 20.5
50) 4011.0
60) 10.3
75) 10.3
82) 10.3
100) 256.8
125) 20.5
150) 10.3
200) 30.8
285) 10.3
300) 10.3
380) 10.3
471) 10.3
500) 20.5
900) 10.3
1000) 10.3
1900) 10.3
Missing1439 
TOTAL365100.0
55) Approximately how many dollars did your household contribute to each offering in 2003? Pentecost (NO_PENT)
TOTAL%
0) Give or receiving offering89349.5
1) Did not give41523.0
2) Do not receive49627.5
TOTAL1804100.0
56) Approximately how many dollars did your household contribute to each offering in 2003? Peacemaking (AMT_PEAC)
TOTAL%
0) 183.1
1) 10.2
2) 20.3
5) 305.2
10) 8013.9
15) 152.6
20) 9416.3
25) 13222.9
30) 111.9
35) 10.2
40) 50.9
50) 8815.3
60) 20.3
68) 10.2
75) 20.3
82) 10.2
99) 10.2
100) 549.4
120) 10.2
125) 20.3
130) 10.2
150) 30.5
200) 61.0
250) 20.3
256) 10.2
290) 10.2
300) 30.5
400) 30.5
500) 20.3
800) 10.2
1000) 30.5
1100) 10.2
1200) 10.2
1312) 10.2
2000) 10.2
2100) 10.2
2400) 10.2
2500) 10.2
3000) 10.2
4500) 10.2
5000) 10.2
Missing1227 
TOTAL577100.0
57) Approximately how many dollars did your household contribute to each offering in 2003? Peacemaking (NO_PEAC)
TOTAL%
0) Give or receiving offering101856.4
1) Did not give42023.3
2) Do not receive36620.3
TOTAL1804100.0
58) Approximately how many dollars did your household contribute to each offering in 2002? Christmas Joy (AMT_XMAS)
TOTAL%
0) 80.9
1) 20.2
2) 40.4
3) 10.1
5) 485.2
10) 13214.2
15) 202.2
20) 17118.4
25) 18119.5
30) 131.4
35) 30.3
40) 91.0
50) 17118.4
60) 40.4
75) 60.6
100) 889.5
125) 20.2
132) 10.1
139) 10.1
140) 10.1
150) 10.1
200) 151.6
220) 10.1
250) 30.3
287) 10.1
300) 101.1
400) 30.3
402) 10.1
450) 10.1
490) 10.1
500) 60.6
600) 20.2
686) 10.1
700) 10.1
756) 10.1
900) 20.2
1000) 20.2
1200) 10.1
1400) 10.1
1800) 10.1
2000) 20.2
3000) 20.2
4000) 10.1
12000) 10.1
99999) 10.1
Missing876 
TOTAL928100.0
59) Approximately how many dollars did your household contribute to each offering in 2002? Christmas Joy (NO_XMAS)
TOTAL%
0) Give or receiving offering123968.7
1) Did not give37320.7
2) Do not receive19210.6
TOTAL1804100.0
60) Would you like the share of funds from this offering that goes to this program: One Great Hour of Sharing: Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (36%) (OGHS_PDA)
TOTAL%
1) Increased26515.5
2) Decreased633.7
3) Kept the same104261.0
4) Not familiar with program885.2
5) No opinion25014.6
Missing96 
TOTAL1708100.0
61) Would you like the share of funds from this offering that goes to this program: One Great Hour of Sharing: Self-Development of People (32%) (OGHS_DEV)
TOTAL%
1) Increased1156.8
2) Decreased22013.0
3) Kept the same97457.5
4) Not familiar with program1347.9
5) No opinion25214.9
Missing109 
TOTAL1695100.0
62) Would you like the share of funds from this offering that goes to this program: One Great Hour of Sharing: Presbyterian Hunger Program (32%) (OGHS_HUN)
TOTAL%
1) Increased32819.2
2) Decreased523.0
3) Kept the same100058.6
4) Not familiar with program794.6
5) No opinion24814.5
Missing97 
TOTAL1707100.0
63) Would you like the share of funds from this offering that goes to this program: Pentecost: Congregation keep 40% for children at risk (PENT_CHI)
TOTAL%
1) Increased1318.2
2) Decreased996.2
3) Kept the same54033.7
4) Not familiar with program34121.3
5) No opinion49030.6
Missing203 
TOTAL1601100.0
64) Would you like the share of funds from this offering that goes to this program: Pentecost: Youth and young adults (50%) (PENT_YOU)
TOTAL%
1) Increased694.4
2) Decreased1439.0
3) Kept the same54334.3
4) Not familiar with program34521.8
5) No opinion48130.4
Missing223 
TOTAL1581100.0
65) Would you like the share of funds from this offering that goes to this program: Pentecost: Child advocacy (10%) (PENT_ADV)
TOTAL%
1) Increased18311.6
2) Decreased523.3
3) Kept the same51332.4
4) Not familiar with program35022.1
5) No opinion48430.6
Missing222 
TOTAL1582100.0
66) Would you like the share of funds from this offering that goes to this program: Peacemaking: Congregation keep 25% for peacemaking (PEAC_PEA)
TOTAL%
1) Increased22313.5
2) Decreased1177.1
3) Kept the same67340.8
4) Not familiar with program24715.0
5) No opinion38923.6
Missing155 
TOTAL1649100.0
67) Would you like the share of funds from this offering that goes to this program: Peacemaking: Synod and presbytery peacemaking (25%) (PEAC_SYN)
TOTAL%
1) Increased704.3
2) Decreased22413.8
3) Kept the same69242.5
4) Not familiar with program25215.5
5) No opinion39124.0
Missing175 
TOTAL1629100.0
68) Would you like the share of funds from this offering that goes to this program: Peacemaking: Peacemaking Program (50%) (PEAC_PRO)
TOTAL%
1) Increased1076.5
2) Decreased20612.6
3) Kept the same67841.4
4) Not familiar with program25615.6
5) No opinion39223.9
Missing165 
TOTAL1639100.0
69) Would you like the share of funds from this offering that goes to this program: Christmas Joy: Board of Pensions (50%) (XMAS_BOP)
TOTAL%
1) Increased33719.9
2) Decreased724.3
3) Kept the same86350.9
4) Not familiar with program1438.4
5) No opinion27916.5
Missing110 
TOTAL1694100.0
70) Would you like the share of funds from this offering that goes to this program: Christmas Joy: Racial ethnic schools (50%) (XMAS_RAC)
TOTAL%
1) Increased744.4
2) Decreased30518.2
3) Kept the same84950.7
4) Not familiar with program16810.0
5) No opinion27816.6
Missing130 
TOTAL1674100.0
71) If you could make one major change in the causes/issues that are supported by PC(USA) Churchwide Special Offerings, what would it be? Please check the box to the left corresponding to your choice, and then indicate the specific changes to the right of your choice. (Select only one response.) (CHANGE)
TOTAL%
1) Add one new special offering955.6
2) Delete one entire special offering21212.5
3) Add an additional cause to an existing offering563.3
4) Delete one cause from an existing offering623.7
5) Replace a current offering cause with a new one271.6
6) Make no changes in the current set of Churchwide Special Offerings or the causes they support58434.5
7) No opinion65638.8
Missing112 
TOTAL1692100.0
72) [If CHANGE = 1 or "Add one new special offering" then ask:] For what cause? (ADD_NEW)
TOTAL%
1) Emergency needs22.3
3) Medical and health concerns22.3
4) Over-seas mission1112.6
5) National mission4450.6
6) Local needs inside our congregation44.6
7) New church development1314.9
8) Other1112.6
Missing1717 
TOTAL87100.0
73) [If CHANGE = 2 or "Delete one entire special offering" then ask:] Which one? (DELETE)
TOTAL%
1) OGHS20.9
2) Christmas Joy2712.7
3) Peacemaking11051.9
4) Pentecost7334.4
Missing1592 
TOTAL212100.0
74) [If CHANGE = 3 or "Add an additional cause to an existing offering" then ask:] Add this cause. (ADD_EXIS)
TOTAL%
2) Disaster relief11.9
4) Over-seas mission35.6
5) National mission2851.9
7) New church development1629.6
8) Other611.1
Missing1750 
TOTAL54100.0
75) [If CHANGE = 3 or "Add an additional cause to an existing offering" then ask:] To this offering. (ADD_OFF)
TOTAL%
1) OGHS1018.5
2) Christmas Joy1731.5
3) Peacemaking713.0
4) Pentecost2037.0
Missing1750 
TOTAL54100.0
76) [If CHANGE = 4 or "Delete one cause from an existing offering" then ask:] Which cause? (DEL_EXIS)
TOTAL%
1) Presbyterian Disaster Assistance22.5
2) Self Development of People78.9
3) Presbyterian Hunger Programs11.3
4) Congregation keeps 40% for children at risk11.3
5) Youth and young adults56.3
6) Child Advocacy11.3
7) Congregation keeps 25% for peacemaking45.1
8) Synod and presbytery peacemaking67.6
9) Peacemaking program1215.2
10) Board of pensions911.4
11) Racial ethnic schools3139.2
Missing1725 
TOTAL79100.0
77) [If CHANGE = 5 or "Replace a current offering cause with a new one" then ask:] Delete this cause: (DEL_OFF)
TOTAL%
4) Congregation keeps 40% for children at risk13.3
5) Youth and young adults310.0
6) Child Advocacy310.0
9) Peacemaking program1446.7
10) Board of pensions26.7
11) Racial ethnic schools723.3
Missing1774 
TOTAL30100.0
78) [If CHANGE = 5 or "Replace a current offering cause with a new one" then ask:] Add this cause: (REPLACE)
TOTAL%
5) National mission1242.9
7) Other1035.7
8) New Church development621.4
Missing1776 
TOTAL28100.0
79) Ideally, how many Churchwide Special Offering would you like the PC(USA) to support? (IHOW_SUP)
TOTAL%
1) Four70640.1
2) Five392.2
3) Six90.5
4) There are too many right now35120.0
5) Don't know17710.1
6) Depends on what the money would be used47727.1
Missing45 
TOTAL1759100.0
80) I would prefer a Churchwide Special Offering that funds programs concerned with... (SUPPORT)
TOTAL%
1) Assisting ecumenical efforts of partner churches overseas925.7
2) Child advocacy1187.3
3) Children at risk38223.6
4) Education of local church leaders overseas815.0
5) Supporting mission personnel in the United States41025.4
6) Supporting mission personnel in the US18111.2
7) Youth and young adult programs35321.8
Missing187 
TOTAL1617100.0
81) If a Churchwide Special Offering designated for mission was developed by the PC(USA), what is your opinion of using those contributions to support mission at home (SUP_MIS)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly favor67040.4
2) Favor75945.7
3) Oppose814.9
4) Strongly oppose241.4
5) No opinion1267.6
Missing144 
TOTAL1660100.0
82) If a Churchwide Special Offering designated for mission was developed by the PC(USA), what is your opinion of using those contributions to support mission abroad (SUP_MIS2)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly favor57834.9
2) Favor77246.7
3) Oppose1076.5
4) Strongly oppose352.1
5) No opinion1629.8
Missing150 
TOTAL1654100.0
83) If a Churchwide Special Offering designated for mission was developed by the PC(USA), what is your opinion of using those contributions to Underwrite mission personnel (SUP_MIS3)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly favor33520.9
2) Favor78048.7
3) Oppose1237.7
4) Strongly oppose322.0
5) No opinion33320.8
Missing201 
TOTAL1603100.0
84) If a Churchwide Special Offering designated for mission was developed by the PC(USA), what is your opinion of using those contributions to help educate and train local leaders (SUP_EDU)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly favor29218.5
2) Favor72445.8
3) Oppose23815.0
4) Strongly oppose291.8
5) No opinion29918.9
Missing222 
TOTAL1582100.0
85) If a Churchwide Special Offering designated for mission was developed by the PC(USA), what is your opinion of using those contributions to support ecumenical efforts (SUP_ECUM)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly favor1559.9
2) Favor63640.6
3) Oppose31420.1
4) Strongly oppose935.9
5) No opinion36723.5
Missing239 
TOTAL1565100.0
86) If a Churchwide Special Offering designated for mission was developed by the PC(USA), what is your opinion of using those contributions to support ministry (SUP_MINI)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly favor19812.7
2) Favor75148.0
3) Oppose21613.8
4) Strongly oppose422.7
5) No opinion35622.8
Missing241 
TOTAL1563100.0
87) If a Churchwide Special Offering designated for mission was developed by the PC(USA), what is your opinion of using those contributions to support local needs (e.g., food pantry, homeless shelter, ecumenical community) (SUP_LOC)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly favor63939.0
2) Favor55934.1
3) Oppose22914.0
4) Strongly oppose563.4
5) No opinion1569.5
Missing165 
TOTAL1639100.0
88) If a Churchwide Special Offering designated for mission was developed by the PC(USA), what is your opinion of using those contributions to support evangelism (SUP_EVAN)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly favor40925.4
2) Favor68942.8
3) Oppose20312.6
4) Strongly oppose442.7
5) No opinion26316.4
Missing196 
TOTAL1608100.0
89) If a Churchwide Special Offering designated for mission was developed by the PC(USA), what is your opinion of using those contributions to support new church development (SUP_NEW)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly favor37823.4
2) Favor72344.7
3) Oppose21413.2
4) Strongly oppose372.3
5) No opinion26416.3
Missing188 
TOTAL1616100.0
90) If a Churchwide Special Offering designated for mission was developed by the PC(USA), what is your opinion of using those contributions to support congregational redevelopment (SUP_REDE)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly favor30318.9
2) Favor69443.4
3) Oppose25716.1
4) Strongly oppose392.4
5) No opinion30619.1
Missing205 
TOTAL1599100.0
91) If a Churchwide Special Offering designated for mission was developed by the PC(USA), what is your opinion of using those contributions to provide scholarship funds for education (SUP_SCHO)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly favor21013.1
2) Favor62138.8
3) Oppose36522.8
4) Strongly oppose754.7
5) No opinion33120.7
Missing202 
TOTAL1602100.0
92) If a Churchwide Special Offering designated for mission was developed by the PC(USA), what is your opinion of using those contributions to support social justice (SUP_JUST)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly favor30419.0
2) Favor55534.7
3) Oppose29518.4
4) Strongly oppose1479.2
5) No opinion30018.7
Missing203 
TOTAL1601100.0
93) What is the minimum number of weeks that you believe should separate any two Churchwide Special offerings? (MIN_WKS)
TOTAL%
1) 30.2
2) 40.3
3) 70.5
4) 655.1
5) 80.6
6) 816.3
7) 141.1
8) 24819.3
9) 171.3
10) 19515.2
11) 141.1
12) 37829.5
13) 655.1
14) 80.6
15) 252.0
16) 383.0
17) 110.9
18) 40.3
20) 211.6
21) 10.1
24) 110.9
25) 90.7
26) 322.5
30) 10.1
32) 10.1
36) 10.1
40) 10.1
51) 30.2
52) 161.2
Missing522 
TOTAL1282100.0
94) What is the minimum number of weeks that you believe should separate any two Churchwide Special offerings? No opinion (MIN_WKS2)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked134874.7
1) Checked45625.3
TOTAL1804100.0
95) Should one of the current Churchwide Special Offerings be replaced with a new Special Offering to support mission at home and abroad, underwrite mission personnel, help educate and train local leaders, and support ecumenical efforts that are consistent with the mission of the PC(USA)? (REPLACE2)
TOTAL%
1) No70942.1
2) Yes52731.3
3) Don't know44926.6
Missing119 
TOTAL1685100.0
96) [IF "YES" TO REPLACE]Which Churchwide Special Offering should be replaced with a new offering? (REPLACE3)
TOTAL%
1) One Great Hour of Sharing122.2
2) Pentecost21740.1
3) Peacemaking25947.9
4) Christmas Joy539.8
Missing1263 
TOTAL541100.0
97) Which of the following would you prefer? (PREFER)
TOTAL%
1) A new (5th) Churchwide Special Offering to fund mission18011.2
2) Reinstate the Witness Special Offering and the causes it supported (mission of the church at home and abroad) to replace the Pentecost Offering39724.8
3) No change: Keep the four Churchwide Special Offerings the way they are37323.3
4) Not sure65240.7
Missing202 
TOTAL1602100.0
98) In addition to the four Special Offerings, many Presbyterian congregations, presbyteries, and synods also sponsor other special appeals for funds to support causes beyond the congregation. In the last year, has your congregation participated in any special offering, that is, has your congregation been a part of a special appeal, whether PC(USA) or non-PC(USA), for contributions to specified causes in the community, the region, the nation, or the world? (CON_PRE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes121672.5
2) No20512.2
3) Don't know25715.3
Missing126 
TOTAL1678100.0
99) [IF "YES" to CON_PRE] Indicate what type(s) of other special offerings your congregation participated in. Special offering for local cause (e.g., food pantry, homeless shelter, ecumenical community ministry) (OFFR_LOC)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked62834.8
1) Checked117665.2
TOTAL1804100.0
100) [IF "YES" to CON_PRE] Indicate what type(s) of other special offerings your congregation participated in. Presbytery-sponsored special offering (e.g., for a new church development, camp or retreat center) (OFFR_SPO)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked139477.3
1) Checked41022.7
TOTAL1804100.0
101) [IF "YES" to CON_PRE] Indicate what type(s) of other special offerings your congregation participated in. Special offering for other Presbyterian church program (e.g., retirement and children's homes) (OFFR_CHU)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked143479.5
1) Checked37020.5
TOTAL1804100.0
102) [IF "YES" to CON_PRE] Indicate what type(s) of other special offerings your congregation participated in. Special offering for national or international non-Presbyterian causes (e.g., World Vision, UNICEF, Habitat for Humanity) (OFFR_NAT)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked113663.0
1) Checked66837.0
TOTAL1804100.0
103) Who initiated receiving other PC(USA) or non-PC(USA) special offerings in your congregation in 2003? Pastor (OFF_PAST)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked118165.5
1) Checked62334.5
TOTAL1804100.0
104) Who initiated receiving other PC(USA) or non-PC(USA) special offerings in your congregation in 2003? Clerk of session (OFF_CLER)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked167492.8
1) Checked1307.2
TOTAL1804100.0
105) Who initiated receiving other PC(USA) or non-PC(USA) special offerings in your congregation in 2003? Mission committee chair (OFF_CHA)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked120466.7
1) Checked60033.3
TOTAL1804100.0
106) Who initiated receiving other PC(USA) or non-PC(USA) special offerings in your congregation in 2003? Mission committee member (OFF_MEM)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked146080.9
1) Checked34419.1
TOTAL1804100.0
107) Who initiated receiving other PC(USA) or non-PC(USA) special offerings in your congregation in 2003? Other committee chair (OFF_CHA2)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked163090.4
1) Checked1749.6
TOTAL1804100.0
108) Who initiated receiving other PC(USA) or non-PC(USA) special offerings in your congregation in 2003? Other committee member (OFF_MEM2)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked169694.0
1) Checked1086.0
TOTAL1804100.0
109) Who initiated receiving other PC(USA) or non-PC(USA) special offerings in your congregation in 2003? Other church member (OFF_MEM3)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked152784.6
1) Checked27715.4
TOTAL1804100.0
110) Who initiated receiving other PC(USA) or non-PC(USA) special offerings in your congregation in 2003? Don't know (OFF_KNOW)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked135174.9
1) Checked45325.1
TOTAL1804100.0
111) Who initiated receiving other PC(USA) or non-PC(USA) special offerings in your congregation in 2003? We don't receive other special offerings in our congregation (OFF_RECE)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked172295.5
1) Checked824.5
TOTAL1804100.0
112) Who initiated receiving other PC(USA) or non-PC(USA) special offerings in your congregation in 2003? Other (OFF_OTHR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked170094.2
1) Checked1045.8
TOTAL1804100.0
113) Please specify the person or persons mainly responsible for the promotion of each PC(USA) Churchwide Special Offering in your congregation. One Great Hour of Sharing- Pastor, assistant pastor, interim pastor (OGHSPAS2)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked103757.5
1) Checked76742.5
TOTAL1804100.0
114) Please specify the person or persons mainly responsible for the promotion of each PC(USA) Churchwide Special Offering in your congregation. One Great Hour of Sharing- Other Church staff (e.g., church secretary, Director of Christian Education, financial manager (OGHSSTA2)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked159788.5
1) Checked20711.5
TOTAL1804100.0
115) Please specify the person or persons mainly responsible for the promotion of each PC(USA) Churchwide Special Offering in your congregation. One Great Hour of Sharing- Clerk of session (OGHS_CLE)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked171194.8
1) Checked935.2
TOTAL1804100.0
116) Please specify the person or persons mainly responsible for the promotion of each PC(USA) Churchwide Special Offering in your congregation. One Great Hour of Sharing- Mission committee chair (OGHS_CH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked115964.2
1) Checked64535.8
TOTAL1804100.0
117) Please specify the person or persons mainly responsible for the promotion of each PC(USA) Churchwide Special Offering in your congregation. One Great Hour of Sharing- Mission committee member (OGHS_ME)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked150483.4
1) Checked30016.6
TOTAL1804100.0
118) Please specify the person or persons mainly responsible for the promotion of each PC(USA) Churchwide Special Offering in your congregation. One Great Hour of Sharing- Stewardship committee chair (OGHS_ST)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked163390.5
1) Checked1719.5
TOTAL1804100.0
119) Please specify the person or persons mainly responsible for the promotion of each PC(USA) Churchwide Special Offering in your congregation. One Great Hour of Sharing- Stewardship committee member (OGHS_ST2)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked172895.8
1) Checked764.2
TOTAL1804100.0
120) Please specify the person or persons mainly responsible for the promotion of each PC(USA) Churchwide Special Offering in your congregation. One Great Hour of Sharing- Other committee chair/member (OGHS_CH2)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked171795.2
1) Checked874.8
TOTAL1804100.0
121) Please specify the person or persons mainly responsible for the promotion of each PC(USA) Churchwide Special Offering in your congregation. One Great Hour of Sharing- Other church member (OGHS_ME3)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked171094.8
1) Checked945.2
TOTAL1804100.0
122) Please specify the person or persons mainly responsible for the promotion of each PC(USA) Churchwide Special Offering in your congregation. One Great Hour of Sharing- Don't know (OGHSKNO2)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked152484.5
1) Checked28015.5
TOTAL1804100.0
123) Please specify the person or persons mainly responsible for the promotion of each PC(USA) Churchwide Special Offering in your congregation. One Great Hour of Sharing- Don't receive (OGHSREC2)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked174196.5
1) Checked633.5
TOTAL1804100.0
124) Please specify the person or persons mainly responsible for the promotion of each PC(USA) Churchwide Special Offering in your congregation. Pentecost- Pastor, assistant pastor, interim pastor (PENTPAS2)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked150783.5
1) Checked29716.5
TOTAL1804100.0
125) Please specify the person or persons mainly responsible for the promotion of each PC(USA) Churchwide Special Offering in your congregation. Pentecost- Other Church staff (e.g., church secretary, Director of Christian Education, financial manager (PENTSTA2)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked173596.2
1) Checked693.8
TOTAL1804100.0
126) Please specify the person or persons mainly responsible for the promotion of each PC(USA) Churchwide Special Offering in your congregation. Pentecost- Clerk of session (PENT_CLE)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked177398.3
1) Checked311.7
TOTAL1804100.0
127) Please specify the person or persons mainly responsible for the promotion of each PC(USA) Churchwide Special Offering in your congregation. Pentecost- Mission committee chair (PENT_CH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked155286.0
1) Checked25214.0
TOTAL1804100.0
128) Please specify the person or persons mainly responsible for the promotion of each PC(USA) Churchwide Special Offering in your congregation. Pentecost- Mission committee member (PENT_ME)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked165992.0
1) Checked1458.0
TOTAL1804100.0
129) Please specify the person or persons mainly responsible for the promotion of each PC(USA) Churchwide Special Offering in your congregation. Pentecost- Stewardship committee chair (PENT_ST)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked173796.3
1) Checked673.7
TOTAL1804100.0
130) Please specify the person or persons mainly responsible for the promotion of each PC(USA) Churchwide Special Offering in your congregation. Pentecost- Stewardship committee member (PENT_ST2)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked177898.6
1) Checked261.4
TOTAL1804100.0
131) Please specify the person or persons mainly responsible for the promotion of each PC(USA) Churchwide Special Offering in your congregation. Pentecost- Other committee chair/member (PENT_CH2)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked175897.5
1) Checked462.5
TOTAL1804100.0
132) Please specify the person or persons mainly responsible for the promotion of each PC(USA) Churchwide Special Offering in your congregation. Pentecost- Other church member (PENT_ME3)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked177098.1
1) Checked341.9
TOTAL1804100.0
133) Please specify the person or persons mainly responsible for the promotion of each PC(USA) Churchwide Special Offering in your congregation. Pentecost- Don't know (PENTKNO2)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked149682.9
1) Checked30817.1
TOTAL1804100.0
134) Please specify the person or persons mainly responsible for the promotion of each PC(USA) Churchwide Special Offering in your congregation. Pentecost- Don't receive (PENTREC2)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked131272.7
1) Checked49227.3
TOTAL1804100.0
135) Please specify the person or persons mainly responsible for the promotion of each PC(USA) Churchwide Special Offering in your congregation. Peacemaking- Pastor, assistant pastor, interim pastor (PEACPAS2)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked141178.2
1) Checked39321.8
TOTAL1804100.0
136) Please specify the person or persons mainly responsible for the promotion of each PC(USA) Churchwide Special Offering in your congregation. Peacemaking- Other Church staff (e.g., church secretary, Director of Christian Education, financial manager (PEACSTAF)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked170094.2
1) Checked1045.8
TOTAL1804100.0
137) Please specify the person or persons mainly responsible for the promotion of each PC(USA) Churchwide Special Offering in your congregation. Peacemaking- Clerk of session (PEAC_CLE)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked176097.6
1) Checked442.4
TOTAL1804100.0
138) Please specify the person or persons mainly responsible for the promotion of each PC(USA) Churchwide Special Offering in your congregation. Peacemaking- Mission committee chair (PEAC_CH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked140778.0
1) Checked39722.0
TOTAL1804100.0
139) Please specify the person or persons mainly responsible for the promotion of each PC(USA) Churchwide Special Offering in your congregation. Peacemaking- Mission committee member (PEAC_ME)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked160388.9
1) Checked20111.1
TOTAL1804100.0
140) Please specify the person or persons mainly responsible for the promotion of each PC(USA) Churchwide Special Offering in your congregation. Peacemaking- Stewardship committee chair (PEAC_ST)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked172395.5
1) Checked814.5
TOTAL1804100.0
141) Please specify the person or persons mainly responsible for the promotion of each PC(USA) Churchwide Special Offering in your congregation. Peacemaking- Stewardship committee member (PEAC_ST2)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked177198.2
1) Checked331.8
TOTAL1804100.0
142) Please specify the person or persons mainly responsible for the promotion of each PC(USA) Churchwide Special Offering in your congregation. Peacemaking- Other committee chair/member (PEAC_CH2)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked172695.7
1) Checked784.3
TOTAL1804100.0
143) Please specify the person or persons mainly responsible for the promotion of each PC(USA) Churchwide Special Offering in your congregation. Peacemaking- Other church member (PEAC_ME3)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked174796.8
1) Checked573.2
TOTAL1804100.0
144) Please specify the person or persons mainly responsible for the promotion of each PC(USA) Churchwide Special Offering in your congregation. Peacemaking- Don't know (PEAC_KN2)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked150383.3
1) Checked30116.7
TOTAL1804100.0
145) Please specify the person or persons mainly responsible for the promotion of each PC(USA) Churchwide Special Offering in your congregation. Peacemaking- Don't receive (PEAC_R3)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked145080.4
1) Checked35419.6
TOTAL1804100.0
146) Please specify the person or persons mainly responsible for the promotion of each PC(USA) Churchwide Special Offering in your congregation. Christmas Joy- Pastor, assistant pastor, interim pastor (XMAS_PA2)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked119166.0
1) Checked61334.0
TOTAL1804100.0
147) Please specify the person or persons mainly responsible for the promotion of each PC(USA) Churchwide Special Offering in your congregation. Christmas Joy- Other Church staff (e.g., church secretary, Director of Christian Education, financial manager (XMAS_ST)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked163490.6
1) Checked1709.4
TOTAL1804100.0
148) Please specify the person or persons mainly responsible for the promotion of each PC(USA) Churchwide Special Offering in your congregation. Christmas Joy- Clerk of session (XMAS_CLE)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked173296.0
1) Checked724.0
TOTAL1804100.0
149) Please specify the person or persons mainly responsible for the promotion of each PC(USA) Churchwide Special Offering in your congregation. Christmas Joy- Mission committee chair (XMAS_CH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked130572.3
1) Checked49927.7
TOTAL1804100.0
150) Please specify the person or persons mainly responsible for the promotion of each PC(USA) Churchwide Special Offering in your congregation. Christmas Joy- Mission committee member (XMAS_ME)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked155386.1
1) Checked25013.9
Missing1 
TOTAL1803100.0
151) Please specify the person or persons mainly responsible for the promotion of each PC(USA) Churchwide Special Offering in your congregation. Christmas Joy- Stewardship committee chair (XMAS_ST1)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked166892.5
1) Checked1367.5
TOTAL1804100.0
152) Please specify the person or persons mainly responsible for the promotion of each PC(USA) Churchwide Special Offering in your congregation. Christmas Joy- Stewardship committee member (XMAS_ST2)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked173896.3
1) Checked663.7
TOTAL1804100.0
153) Please specify the person or persons mainly responsible for the promotion of each PC(USA) Churchwide Special Offering in your congregation. Christmas Joy- Other committee chair/member (XMAS_CH2)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked171695.1
1) Checked884.9
TOTAL1804100.0
154) Please specify the person or persons mainly responsible for the promotion of each PC(USA) Churchwide Special Offering in your congregation. Christmas Joy- Other church member (XMAS_ME3)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked172095.3
1) Checked844.7
TOTAL1804100.0
155) Please specify the person or persons mainly responsible for the promotion of each PC(USA) Churchwide Special Offering in your congregation. Christmas Joy- Don't know (XMAS_KN2)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked147781.9
1) Checked32718.1
TOTAL1804100.0
156) Please specify the person or persons mainly responsible for the promotion of each PC(USA) Churchwide Special Offering in your congregation. Christmas Joy- Don't receive (XMAS_RE3)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked161889.7
1) Checked18610.3
TOTAL1804100.0
157) Would you like to see the PC(USA) make it possible to give money to causes supported by Churchwide Special Offerings via the Internet with a credit card? (GIV_MON)
TOTAL%
1) Yes57232.5
2) No61735.1
3) Don't know56932.4
Missing46 
TOTAL1758100.0
158) How likely would you be to give money over the Internet by credit card to a cause or program of the PC(USA) that you supported? (GIV_MON2)
TOTAL%
1) Very likely1116.2
2) Likely21812.3
3) Not too likely44425.0
4) Not at all likely87949.4
5) Not sure1267.1
Missing26 
TOTAL1778100.0
159) Survey Form (SURVF)
TOTAL%
1) Paper159488.4
2) Web21011.6
TOTAL1804100.0
160) Sample (SAMP2)
TOTAL%
1) Member41423.0
2) Elders62234.5
3) All Clergy76642.5
Missing2 
TOTAL1802100.0