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

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All frequencies are raw numbers (no weights used).
1) Panel Identification Number (ID)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL76636075.004629
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 familiar62681.9
2) Familiar10914.3
3) Somewhat familiar212.7
4) Not very familiar81.0
Missing2 
TOTAL764100.0
3) How familiar are you with each of the four Churchwide Special Offerings of the PC(USA)? Pentecost Offering (FAM_PENT)
TOTAL%
1) Very familiar27837.3
2) Familiar21829.2
3) Somewhat familiar12516.8
4) Not very familiar10213.7
5) Not at all familiar233.1
Missing20 
TOTAL746100.0
4) How familiar are you with each of the four Churchwide Special Offerings of the PC(USA)? Peacemaking Offering (FAM_PEAC)
TOTAL%
1) Very familiar44459.2
2) Familiar18124.1
3) Somewhat familiar7910.5
4) Not very familiar435.7
5) Not at all familiar30.4
Missing16 
TOTAL750100.0
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 familiar54071.8
2) Familiar14719.5
3) Somewhat familiar466.1
4) Not very familiar162.1
5) Not at all familiar30.4
Missing14 
TOTAL752100.0
6) Which offering has your congregation received in 2003? One Great Hour of Sharing Offering (CON_OGHS)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked15219.8
1) Checked61480.2
TOTAL766100.0
7) Which offering has your congregation received in 2003? Pentecost Offering (CON_PENT)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked52568.5
1) Checked24131.5
TOTAL766100.0
8) Which offering has your congregation received in 2003? Peacemaking Offering (CON_PEAC)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked39251.2
1) Checked37448.8
TOTAL766100.0
9) Which offering has your congregation received in 2002? Christmas Joy Offering (CON_XMAS)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked23430.5
1) Checked53269.5
TOTAL766100.0
10) Which offering has your congregation received in 2003? None (CON_NONE)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked72394.4
1) Checked435.6
TOTAL766100.0
11) Which offering has your congregation received in 2003? Don't know (CON_DONT)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked74397.0
1) Checked233.0
TOTAL766100.0
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 checked27135.4
1) Checked49564.6
TOTAL766100.0
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 checked53369.6
1) Checked23330.4
TOTAL766100.0
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 checked24932.5
1) Checked51767.5
TOTAL766100.0
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 checked38350.0
1) Checked38350.0
TOTAL766100.0
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 checked38650.4
1) Checked38049.6
TOTAL766100.0
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 checked52768.8
1) Checked23931.2
TOTAL766100.0
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 checked74597.3
1) Checked212.7
TOTAL766100.0
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 checked73195.4
1) Checked354.6
TOTAL766100.0
20) In general, why does your congregation receive each of these Churchwide Special Offerings? Pentecost- Habit or tradition (PENT_HAB)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked63182.4
1) Checked13517.6
TOTAL766100.0
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 checked66887.2
1) Checked9812.8
TOTAL766100.0
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 checked59277.3
1) Checked17422.7
TOTAL766100.0
23) In general, why does your congregation receive each of these Churchwide Special Offerings? Pentecost- Members want to participate (PENT_MEM)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked65986.0
1) Checked10714.0
TOTAL766100.0
24) In general, why does your congregation receive each of these Churchwide Special Offerings? Pentecost- Pastor wants to participate (PENT_PAS)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked61380.0
1) Checked15320.0
TOTAL766100.0
25) In general, why does your congregation receive each of these Churchwide Special Offerings? Pentecost- Respect for the denomination (PENT_RES)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked65885.9
1) Checked10814.1
TOTAL766100.0
26) In general, why does your congregation receive each of these Churchwide Special Offerings? Pentecost- Don't know (PENT_KNO)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked72995.2
1) Checked374.8
TOTAL766100.0
27) In general, why does your congregation receive each of these Churchwide Special Offerings? Pentecost- Don't receive (PENT_REC)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked48963.8
1) Checked27736.2
TOTAL766100.0
28) In general, why does your congregation receive each of these Churchwide Special Offerings? Peacemaking- Habit or tradition (PEAC_HAB)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked52768.8
1) Checked23931.2
TOTAL766100.0
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 checked61480.2
1) Checked15219.8
TOTAL766100.0
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 checked46560.7
1) Checked30139.3
TOTAL766100.0
31) In general, why does your congregation receive each of these Churchwide Special Offerings? Peacemaking- Members want to participate (PEAC_MEM)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked55572.5
1) Checked21127.5
TOTAL766100.0
32) In general, why does your congregation receive each of these Churchwide Special Offerings? Peacemaking- Pastor wants to participate (PEAC_PAS)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked52568.5
1) Checked24131.5
TOTAL766100.0
33) In general, why does your congregation receive each of these Churchwide Special Offerings? Peacemaking- Respect for the denomination (PEAC_RES)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked61079.6
1) Checked15620.4
TOTAL766100.0
34) In general, why does your congregation receive each of these Churchwide Special Offerings? Peacemaking- Don't know (PEAC_KNO)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked73896.3
1) Checked283.7
TOTAL766100.0
35) In general, why does your congregation receive each of these Churchwide Special Offerings? Peacemaking- Don't receive (PEAC_R2)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked58876.8
1) Checked17823.2
TOTAL766100.0
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 checked35646.5
1) Checked41053.5
TOTAL766100.0
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 checked55672.6
1) Checked21027.4
TOTAL766100.0
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 checked36147.1
1) Checked40552.9
TOTAL766100.0
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 checked46861.1
1) Checked29838.9
TOTAL766100.0
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 checked45259.0
1) Checked31441.0
TOTAL766100.0
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 checked53670.0
1) Checked23030.0
TOTAL766100.0
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 checked73896.3
1) Checked283.7
TOTAL766100.0
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 checked66586.8
1) Checked10113.2
TOTAL766100.0
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)1114.9
2) Members are not familiar with the offering(s)45.4
3) Churchwide Special Offerings are low priorities in the congregation1925.7
4) The congregation has a local or regionally-based special offering that occurs in close proximity to the Churchwide Special Offering(s)1013.5
5) The congregation cannot afford the Churchwide Special Offering(s)79.5
6) Don't know2331.1
Missing692 
TOTAL74100.0
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)7919.5
2) Members are not familiar with the offering(s)8420.7
3) Churchwide Special Offerings are low priorities in the congregation7318.0
4) The congregation has a local or regionally-based special offering that occurs in close proximity to the Churchwide Special Offering(s)6115.0
5) The congregation cannot afford the Churchwide Special Offering(s)389.4
6) Don't know7117.5
Missing360 
TOTAL406100.0
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)5719.9
2) Members are not familiar with the offering(s)4515.7
3) Churchwide Special Offerings are low priorities in the congregation7526.1
4) The congregation has a local or regionally-based special offering that occurs in close proximity to the Churchwide Special Offering(s)3411.8
5) The congregation cannot afford the Churchwide Special Offering(s)258.7
6) Don't know5117.8
Missing479 
TOTAL287100.0
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)1710.8
2) Members are not familiar with the offering(s)138.2
3) Churchwide Special Offerings are low priorities in the congregation4025.3
4) The congregation has a local or regionally-based special offering that occurs in close proximity to the Churchwide Special Offering(s)4025.3
5) The congregation cannot afford the Churchwide Special Offering(s)127.6
6) Don't know3622.8
Missing608 
TOTAL158100.0
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 year20.3
2) 2-5 years152.2
3) 6-10 years345.1
4) More than 10 years45367.7
5) Don't know12518.7
6) Did not receive406.0
Missing97 
TOTAL669100.0
49) For how many years (if any) has your congregation received each of the Churchwide Special Offerings? Pentecost (YRS_PENT)
TOTAL%
1) 1 year81.4
2) 2-5 years6110.3
3) 6-10 years366.1
4) More than 10 years7612.9
5) Don't know12521.2
6) Did not receive28448.1
Missing176 
TOTAL590100.0
50) For how many years (if any) has your congregation received each of the Churchwide Special Offerings? Peacemaking (YRS_PEAC)
TOTAL%
1) 1 year71.1
2) 2-5 years416.7
3) 6-10 years538.7
4) More than 10 years19231.5
5) Don't know13121.5
6) Did not receive18630.5
Missing156 
TOTAL610100.0
51) For how many years (if any) has your congregation received each of the Churchwide Special Offerings? Christmas Joy (YRS_XMAS)
TOTAL%
1) 1 year30.5
2) 2-5 years233.5
3) 6-10 years416.2
4) More than 10 years35554.0
5) Don't know13620.7
6) Did not receive9915.1
Missing109 
TOTAL657100.0
52) Approximately how many dollars did your household contribute to each offering in 2003? One Great Hour of Sharing (AMT_OGHS)
TOTAL%
0) 20.4
1) 10.2
5) 112.1
10) 367.0
15) 51.0
20) 6612.8
25) 9718.8
30) 101.9
40) 122.3
45) 30.6
50) 10019.4
60) 20.4
75) 91.7
80) 10.2
82) 10.2
100) 8015.5
125) 20.4
140) 10.2
145) 10.2
150) 51.0
180) 10.2
200) 193.7
250) 30.6
300) 40.8
315) 10.2
350) 20.4
400) 10.2
500) 61.2
507) 10.2
544) 10.2
600) 30.6
634) 10.2
700) 10.2
800) 10.2
1000) 10.2
1100) 20.4
1170) 10.2
1300) 10.2
1500) 30.6
1650) 10.2
2000) 10.2
3000) 61.2
4500) 10.2
4585) 10.2
5000) 30.6
6000) 10.2
15000) 10.2
42500) 10.2
50000) 10.2
Missing251 
TOTAL515100.0
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 offering61079.6
1) Did not give11715.3
2) Do not receive395.1
TOTAL766100.0
54) Approximately how many dollars did your household contribute to each offering in 2003? Pentecost (AMT_PENT)
TOTAL%
0) 136.5
2) 10.5
5) 94.5
10) 2211.0
15) 84.0
20) 3015.0
25) 5326.5
30) 31.5
40) 10.5
50) 2814.0
60) 10.5
75) 10.5
82) 10.5
100) 157.5
125) 21.0
150) 10.5
200) 31.5
285) 10.5
300) 10.5
380) 10.5
471) 10.5
500) 21.0
900) 10.5
1900) 10.5
Missing566 
TOTAL200100.0
55) Approximately how many dollars did your household contribute to each offering in 2003? Pentecost (NO_PENT)
TOTAL%
0) Give or receiving offering41454.0
1) Did not give13117.1
2) Do not receive22128.9
TOTAL766100.0
56) Approximately how many dollars did your household contribute to each offering in 2003? Peacemaking (AMT_PEAC)
TOTAL%
0) 134.1
2) 10.3
5) 92.9
10) 268.3
15) 82.5
20) 4213.3
25) 7523.8
30) 72.2
40) 31.0
50) 6019.0
60) 20.6
68) 10.3
75) 20.6
82) 10.3
99) 10.3
100) 309.5
125) 20.6
130) 10.3
150) 20.6
200) 51.6
250) 10.3
256) 10.3
290) 10.3
300) 31.0
400) 31.0
500) 20.6
800) 10.3
1000) 31.0
1100) 10.3
1200) 10.3
1312) 10.3
2000) 10.3
2100) 10.3
2400) 10.3
2500) 10.3
4500) 10.3
5000) 10.3
Missing451 
TOTAL315100.0
57) Approximately how many dollars did your household contribute to each offering in 2003? Peacemaking (NO_PEAC)
TOTAL%
0) Give or receiving offering48463.2
1) Did not give12616.4
2) Do not receive15620.4
TOTAL766100.0
58) Approximately how many dollars did your household contribute to each offering in 2002? Christmas Joy (AMT_XMAS)
TOTAL%
0) 51.2
2) 10.2
5) 133.0
10) 429.8
15) 61.4
20) 7116.6
25) 8319.3
30) 71.6
40) 51.2
50) 9822.8
60) 30.7
75) 51.2
100) 429.8
125) 10.2
132) 10.2
139) 10.2
200) 81.9
250) 10.2
287) 10.2
300) 81.9
400) 20.5
402) 10.2
450) 10.2
490) 10.2
500) 51.2
600) 20.5
686) 10.2
700) 10.2
756) 10.2
900) 20.5
1000) 20.5
1200) 10.2
1400) 10.2
1800) 10.2
2000) 20.5
3000) 10.2
4000) 10.2
12000) 10.2
Missing337 
TOTAL429100.0
59) Approximately how many dollars did your household contribute to each offering in 2002? Christmas Joy (NO_XMAS)
TOTAL%
0) Give or receiving offering55272.1
1) Did not give12316.1
2) Do not receive9111.9
TOTAL766100.0
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) Increased14419.4
2) Decreased253.4
3) Kept the same48365.2
4) Not familiar with program91.2
5) No opinion8010.8
Missing25 
TOTAL741100.0
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) Increased425.7
2) Decreased13117.8
3) Kept the same46763.6
4) Not familiar with program141.9
5) No opinion8010.9
Missing32 
TOTAL734100.0
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) Increased14018.9
2) Decreased293.9
3) Kept the same48365.4
4) Not familiar with program60.8
5) No opinion8111.0
Missing27 
TOTAL739100.0
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) Increased6910.1
2) Decreased7310.6
3) Kept the same26638.8
4) Not familiar with program608.7
5) No opinion21831.8
Missing80 
TOTAL686100.0
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) Increased385.7
2) Decreased8412.5
3) Kept the same27741.3
4) Not familiar with program609.0
5) No opinion21131.5
Missing96 
TOTAL670100.0
65) Would you like the share of funds from this offering that goes to this program: Pentecost: Child advocacy (10%) (PENT_ADV)
TOTAL%
1) Increased11016.4
2) Decreased304.5
3) Kept the same25738.2
4) Not familiar with program608.9
5) No opinion21532.0
Missing94 
TOTAL672100.0
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) Increased12317.3
2) Decreased537.5
3) Kept the same35650.1
4) Not familiar with program273.8
5) No opinion15221.4
Missing55 
TOTAL711100.0
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) Increased426.0
2) Decreased12718.1
3) Kept the same35350.3
4) Not familiar with program294.1
5) No opinion15121.5
Missing64 
TOTAL702100.0
68) Would you like the share of funds from this offering that goes to this program: Peacemaking: Peacemaking Program (50%) (PEAC_PRO)
TOTAL%
1) Increased578.1
2) Decreased11316.0
3) Kept the same35850.7
4) Not familiar with program294.1
5) No opinion14921.1
Missing60 
TOTAL706100.0
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) Increased15721.3
2) Decreased293.9
3) Kept the same43859.5
4) Not familiar with program192.6
5) No opinion9312.6
Missing30 
TOTAL736100.0
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) Increased365.0
2) Decreased13819.1
3) Kept the same44160.9
4) Not familiar with program202.8
5) No opinion8912.3
Missing42 
TOTAL724100.0
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 offering588.0
2) Delete one entire special offering12617.3
3) Add an additional cause to an existing offering365.0
4) Delete one cause from an existing offering324.4
5) Replace a current offering cause with a new one202.8
6) Make no changes in the current set of Churchwide Special Offerings or the causes they support27237.4
7) No opinion18325.2
Missing39 
TOTAL727100.0
72) [If CHANGE = 1 or "Add one new special offering" then ask:] For what ca[u]se? (ADD_NEW)
TOTAL%
3) Medical and health concerns11.9
4) Over-seas mission815.1
5) National mission2445.3
6) Local needs inside our congregation23.8
7) New church development815.1
8) Other1018.9
Missing713 
TOTAL53100.0
73) [If CHANGE = 2 or "Delete one entire special offering" then ask:] Which one? (DELETE)
TOTAL%
1) OGHS21.5
2) Christmas Joy118.5
3) Peacemaking6650.8
4) Pentecost5139.2
Missing636 
TOTAL130100.0
74) [If CHANGE = 3 or "Add an additional cause to an existing offering" then ask:] Add this cause. (ADD_EXIS)
TOTAL%
4) Over-seas mission38.8
5) National mission1647.1
7) New church development926.5
8) Other617.6
Missing732 
TOTAL34100.0
75) [If CHANGE = 3 or "Add an additional cause to an existing offering" then ask:] To this offering. (ADD_OFF)
TOTAL%
1) OGHS718.4
2) Christmas Joy1231.6
3) Peacemaking25.3
4) Pentecost1744.7
Missing728 
TOTAL38100.0
76) [If CHANGE = 4 or "Delete one cause from an existing offering" then ask:] Which cause? (DEL_EXIS)
TOTAL%
2) Self Development of People715.9
3) Presbyterian Hunger Programs12.3
4) Congregation keeps 40% for children at risk12.3
5) Youth and young adults49.1
8) Synod and presbytery peacemaking36.8
9) Peacemaking program511.4
10) Board of pensions511.4
11) Racial ethnic schools1840.9
Missing722 
TOTAL44100.0
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 risk14.3
5) Youth and young adults313.0
6) Child Advocacy313.0
9) Peacemaking program1252.2
10) Board of pensions14.3
11) Racial ethnic schools313.0
Missing743 
TOTAL23100.0
78) [If CHANGE = 5 or "Replace a current offering cause with a new one" then ask:] Add this cause: (REPLACE)
TOTAL%
5) National mission838.1
7) Other733.3
8) New Church development628.6
Missing745 
TOTAL21100.0
79) Ideally, how many Churchwide Special Offering would you like the PC(USA) to support? (IHOW_SUP)
TOTAL%
1) Four35547.0
2) Five314.1
3) Six70.9
4) There are too many right now19926.3
5) Don't know385.0
6) Depends on what the money would be used12616.7
Missing10 
TOTAL756100.0
80) I would prefer a Churchwide Special Offering that funds programs concerned with… (SUPPORT)
TOTAL%
1) Assisting ecumenical efforts of partner churches overseas507.3
2) Child advocacy456.6
3) Children at risk14320.9
4) Education of local church leaders overseas568.2
5) Supporting mission personnel in the United States23634.5
6) Supporting mission personnel in the US598.6
7) Youth and young adult programs9614.0
Missing81 
TOTAL685100.0
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 favor24634.8
2) Favor34548.8
3) Oppose537.5
4) Strongly oppose131.8
5) No opinion507.1
Missing59 
TOTAL707100.0
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 favor33446.5
2) Favor29841.5
3) Oppose273.8
4) Strongly oppose162.2
5) No opinion436.0
Missing48 
TOTAL718100.0
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 favor21230.6
2) Favor31745.7
3) Oppose578.2
4) Strongly oppose152.2
5) No opinion9213.3
Missing73 
TOTAL693100.0
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 favor14922.2
2) Favor27841.5
3) Oppose12218.2
4) Strongly oppose213.1
5) No opinion10014.9
Missing96 
TOTAL670100.0
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 favor7511.2
2) Favor25538.0
3) Oppose17125.5
4) Strongly oppose608.9
5) No opinion11016.4
Missing95 
TOTAL671100.0
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 favor7511.3
2) Favor27140.8
3) Oppose12518.8
4) Strongly oppose243.6
5) No opinion16925.5
Missing102 
TOTAL664100.0
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 favor17926.0
2) Favor23333.8
3) Oppose15822.9
4) Strongly oppose395.7
5) No opinion8011.6
Missing77 
TOTAL689100.0
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 favor22132.0
2) Favor29442.6
3) Oppose7911.4
4) Strongly oppose182.6
5) No opinion7811.3
Missing76 
TOTAL690100.0
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 favor22231.8
2) Favor29942.8
3) Oppose8912.7
4) Strongly oppose192.7
5) No opinion7010.0
Missing67 
TOTAL699100.0
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 favor17324.9
2) Favor30343.7
3) Oppose11817.0
4) Strongly oppose213.0
5) No opinion7911.4
Missing72 
TOTAL694100.0
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 favor7611.2
2) Favor26238.6
3) Oppose18026.5
4) Strongly oppose375.4
5) No opinion12418.3
Missing87 
TOTAL679100.0
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 favor16424.0
2) Favor24936.5
3) Oppose11516.8
4) Strongly oppose598.6
5) No opinion9614.1
Missing83 
TOTAL683100.0
93) What is the minimum number of weeks that you believe should separate any two Churchwide Special offerings? (MIN_WKS)
TOTAL%
1) 10.2
3) 10.2
4) 223.7
5) 40.7
6) 376.3
7) 61.0
8) 11018.7
9) 61.0
10) 10417.7
11) 61.0
12) 17229.3
13) 274.6
14) 30.5
15) 152.6
16) 193.2
17) 61.0
18) 10.2
20) 142.4
24) 40.7
25) 40.7
26) 132.2
30) 10.2
32) 10.2
51) 30.5
52) 71.2
Missing179 
TOTAL587100.0
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 checked61580.3
1) Checked15119.7
TOTAL766100.0
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) No34547.7
2) Yes26937.2
3) Don't know10915.1
Missing43 
TOTAL723100.0
96) [IF "YES" TO REPLACE]Which Churchwide Special Offering should be replaced with a new offering? (REPLACE3)
TOTAL%
1) One Great Hour of Sharing41.5
2) Pentecost13047.4
3) Peacemaking11943.4
4) Christmas Joy217.7
Missing492 
TOTAL274100.0
97) Which of the following would you prefer? (PREFER)
TOTAL%
1) A new (5th) Churchwide Special Offering to fund mission10114.9
2) Reinstate the Witness Special Offering and the causes it supported (mission of the church at home and abroad) to replace the Pentecost Offering22332.9
3) No change: Keep the four Churchwide Special Offerings the way they are14721.7
4) Not sure20730.5
Missing88 
TOTAL678100.0
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) Yes55380.6
2) No8812.8
3) Don't know456.6
Missing80 
TOTAL686100.0
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 checked27435.8
1) Checked49264.2
TOTAL766100.0
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 checked56573.8
1) Checked20126.2
TOTAL766100.0
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 checked59077.0
1) Checked17623.0
TOTAL766100.0
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 checked46460.6
1) Checked30239.4
TOTAL766100.0
103) Who initiated receiving other PC(USA) or non-PC(USA) special offerings in your congregation in 2003? Pastor (OFF_PAST)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked42155.0
1) Checked34545.0
TOTAL766100.0
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 checked70992.6
1) Checked577.4
TOTAL766100.0
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 checked46560.7
1) Checked30139.3
TOTAL766100.0
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 checked59677.8
1) Checked17022.2
TOTAL766100.0
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 checked69490.6
1) Checked729.4
TOTAL766100.0
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 checked72094.0
1) Checked466.0
TOTAL766100.0
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 checked63382.6
1) Checked13317.4
TOTAL766100.0
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 checked67588.1
1) Checked9111.9
TOTAL766100.0
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 checked73395.7
1) Checked334.3
TOTAL766100.0
112) Who initiated receiving other PC(USA) or non-PC(USA) special offerings in your congregation in 2003? Other (OFF_OTHR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked70892.4
1) Checked587.6
TOTAL766100.0
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 checked40753.1
1) Checked35946.9
TOTAL766100.0
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 checked66586.8
1) Checked10113.2
TOTAL766100.0
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 checked72094.0
1) Checked466.0
TOTAL766100.0
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 checked44458.0
1) Checked32242.0
TOTAL766100.0
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 checked61580.3
1) Checked15119.7
TOTAL766100.0
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 checked69791.0
1) Checked699.0
TOTAL766100.0
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 checked73796.2
1) Checked293.8
TOTAL766100.0
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 checked74296.9
1) Checked243.1
TOTAL766100.0
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 checked72794.9
1) Checked395.1
TOTAL766100.0
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 checked72094.0
1) Checked466.0
TOTAL766100.0
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 checked73495.8
1) Checked324.2
TOTAL766100.0
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 checked61980.8
1) Checked14719.2
TOTAL766100.0
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 checked72294.3
1) Checked445.7
TOTAL766100.0
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 checked75398.3
1) Checked131.7
TOTAL766100.0
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 checked62181.1
1) Checked14518.9
TOTAL766100.0
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 checked69090.1
1) Checked769.9
TOTAL766100.0
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 checked72995.2
1) Checked374.8
TOTAL766100.0
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 checked75698.7
1) Checked101.3
TOTAL766100.0
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 checked75398.3
1) Checked131.7
TOTAL766100.0
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 checked75398.3
1) Checked131.7
TOTAL766100.0
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 checked71793.6
1) Checked496.4
TOTAL766100.0
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 checked55171.9
1) Checked21528.1
TOTAL766100.0
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 checked56273.4
1) Checked20426.6
TOTAL766100.0
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 checked70191.5
1) Checked658.5
TOTAL766100.0
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 checked74597.3
1) Checked212.7
TOTAL766100.0
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 checked55973.0
1) Checked20727.0
TOTAL766100.0
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 checked67187.6
1) Checked9512.4
TOTAL766100.0
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 checked72694.8
1) Checked405.2
TOTAL766100.0
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 checked75398.3
1) Checked131.7
TOTAL766100.0
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 checked73996.5
1) Checked273.5
TOTAL766100.0
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 checked74497.1
1) Checked222.9
TOTAL766100.0
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 checked72294.3
1) Checked445.7
TOTAL766100.0
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 checked61179.8
1) Checked15520.2
TOTAL766100.0
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 checked46560.7
1) Checked30139.3
TOTAL766100.0
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 checked67988.6
1) Checked8711.4
TOTAL766100.0
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 checked72995.2
1) Checked374.8
TOTAL766100.0
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 checked50265.5
1) Checked26434.5
TOTAL766100.0
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 checked64484.1
1) Checked12115.8
14) 1410.1
TOTAL766100.0
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 checked70692.2
1) Checked607.8
TOTAL766100.0
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 checked74096.6
1) Checked263.4
TOTAL766100.0
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 checked73896.3
1) Checked283.7
TOTAL766100.0
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 checked73095.3
1) Checked364.7
TOTAL766100.0
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 checked71493.2
1) Checked526.8
TOTAL766100.0
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 checked68088.8
1) Checked8611.2
TOTAL766100.0
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) Yes33845.1
2) No17523.3
3) Don't know23731.6
Missing16 
TOTAL750100.0
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 likely678.9
2) Likely12216.1
3) Not too likely22830.1
4) Not at all likely27536.3
5) Not sure658.6
Missing9 
TOTAL757100.0
159) Survey Form (SURVF)
TOTAL%
1) Paper67287.7
2) Web9412.3
TOTAL766100.0
160) Identification number (ID2)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL7646076.361629
161) In what year were you ordained as a minister of the Word and Sacrament? (ORDAINED)
TOTAL%
1952) 10.1
1953) 10.1
1954) 10.1
1955) 10.1
1957) 20.3
1958) 10.1
1959) 10.1
1960) 10.1
1961) 101.3
1962) 50.7
1963) 111.4
1964) 70.9
1965) 172.2
1966) 91.2
1967) 121.6
1968) 172.2
1969) 172.2
1970) 162.1
1971) 222.9
1972) 253.3
1973) 253.3
1974) 182.4
1975) 212.8
1976) 162.1
1977) 222.9
1978) 141.8
1979) 233.0
1980) 263.4
1981) 172.2
1982) 233.0
1983) 243.2
1984) 222.9
1985) 243.2
1986) 212.8
1987) 263.4
1988) 222.9
1989) 233.0
1990) 172.2
1991) 192.5
1992) 202.6
1993) 91.2
1994) 162.1
1995) 192.5
1996) 212.8
1997) 192.5
1998) 192.5
1999) 172.2
2000) 212.8
2001) 182.4
Missing7 
TOTAL759100.0
162) If you were ordained by a denomination other than the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A) or one of its predecessor denominations, name that body: (DENOMORD)
TOTAL%
1) Baptist78.2
2) Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)11.2
3) Episcopalian11.2
4) Lutheran22.4
5) Methodist11.2
6) Presbyterian4856.5
7) Other Presbyterian55.9
8) Reformed44.7
9) Roman Catholic33.5
10) Untied Church of Christ67.1
12) Other33.5
13) None44.7
Missing681 
TOTAL85100.0
163) Are you currently enrolled in a graduate school, seminary, or theological school? (SCHOOL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes577.5
2) No69992.5
Missing10 
TOTAL756100.0
164) [IF SCHOOL = "yes"] Degree sought: (DEGWORK)
TOTAL%
4) D.Min.3276.2
5) Ph.D./S.T.D./Th.D.921.4
6) Other12.4
Missing724 
TOTAL42100.0
165) [IF SCHOOL = "yes"] School attending: (SCHOOL2)
TOTAL%
4) Ashland13.4
5) Austin13.4
16) Claremont13.4
18) Colombia620.7
30) Fuller310.3
33) Gordon Conwell13.4
45) McCormick13.4
63) Pittsburg26.9
65) Princeton26.9
68) San Francisco26.9
76) United Theological Seminary, Dayton13.4
78) Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology at Virginia Union University13.4
99) Other724.1
Missing737 
TOTAL29100.0
166) Before entering seminary for your B.D. or M.Div., were you engaged in any long-term secular job or career? (SECJOB)
TOTAL%
1) Yes25834.0
2) No50066.0
Missing8 
TOTAL758100.0
167) [If SECJOB is "Yes"] How long were you in that job or career? (YRSSECJB)
TOTAL%
1) 31.2
2) 145.5
3) 259.8
4) 218.3
5) 2710.6
6) 135.1
7) 166.3
8) 166.3
9) 10.4
10) 3011.8
11) 31.2
12) 135.1
13) 52.0
14) 41.6
15) 93.5
16) 31.2
17) 10.4
18) 72.8
19) 41.6
20) 155.9
22) 41.6
23) 31.2
25) 52.0
26) 10.4
27) 10.4
28) 10.4
29) 10.4
30) 31.2
33) 10.4
39) 10.4
40) 31.2
Missing512 
TOTAL254100.0
168) If no bachelor's degree, check this box (BA)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked75899.2
1) Checked60.8
Missing2 
TOTAL764100.0
169) In what year did you receive your B.A., B.S., or other bachelor's degree? (YRBDBS)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL7581973.45510
170) What school awarded the B.A., B.S., or other bachelor's degree? (SCHOOLBD)
TOTAL%
1) A Presbyterian related school19726.1
2) Another church-related school14819.6
3) Other college or university40954.2
Missing12 
TOTAL754100.0
171) From what school did you receive your M.Div. or B.D. degree? (NAMEBD)
TOTAL%
51) Nazarene1100.0
Missing765 
TOTAL1100.0
172) From what school did you receive your M.Div. or B.D. degree? (NAMEMDIV)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL75650.63525
173) In what year did you receive your M.Div. or B.D. degree? (YRMDIV)
TOTAL%
1952) 10.1
1954) 10.1
1955) 10.1
1957) 30.4
1958) 10.1
1959) 20.3
1960) 30.4
1961) 91.2
1962) 70.9
1963) 101.3
1964) 50.7
1965) 182.4
1966) 121.6
1967) 141.9
1968) 172.3
1969) 192.5
1970) 202.7
1971) 304.0
1972) 222.9
1973) 192.5
1974) 131.7
1975) 192.5
1976) 172.3
1977) 233.1
1978) 182.4
1979) 212.8
1980) 273.6
1981) 162.1
1982) 243.2
1983) 212.8
1984) 304.0
1985) 263.5
1986) 182.4
1987) 263.5
1988) 253.3
1989) 202.7
1990) 162.1
1991) 182.4
1992) 162.1
1993) 172.3
1994) 131.7
1995) 222.9
1996) 192.5
1997) 212.8
1998) 172.3
1999) 81.1
2000) 162.1
2001) 91.2
Missing16 
TOTAL750100.0
174) If no other grad degrees check this box (GRAD)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked53870.4
1) Checked22629.6
Missing2 
TOTAL764100.0
175) Indicate any other graduate degrees you have earned in theology, Christian education, or religion: M.C.E./M.R.E. (MCE-MRE)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked75699.1
1) Checked70.9
Missing3 
TOTAL763100.0
176) In what year did you receive your M.C.E./M.R.E. degree? (YRMCEMRE)
TOTAL%
1966) 112.5
1970) 112.5
1979) 112.5
1983) 112.5
1988) 112.5
1992) 112.5
1995) 225.0
Missing758 
TOTAL8100.0
177) What school awarded the M.C.E./M.R.E. degree? (NAMEMCE)
TOTAL%
63) Pittsburg112.5
64) PSCE225.0
66) Reformed112.5
78) Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology at Virginia Union University225.0
98) Union112.5
99) Other112.5
Missing758 
TOTAL8100.0
178) Degree: M.A. (MA)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked72695.0
1) Checked385.0
Missing2 
TOTAL764100.0
179) In what year did you receive your M.A. degree? (YRRCVMA)
TOTAL%
1962) 12.7
1963) 25.4
1965) 12.7
1967) 12.7
1968) 12.7
1969) 12.7
1970) 12.7
1972) 616.2
1975) 12.7
1979) 12.7
1980) 38.1
1981) 12.7
1983) 12.7
1984) 25.4
1985) 25.4
1986) 12.7
1987) 25.4
1988) 38.1
1989) 12.7
1992) 12.7
1993) 12.7
1997) 38.1
Missing729 
TOTAL37100.0
180) What school awarded the M.A. degree? (NAMEMA)
TOTAL%
13) University of Chicago Divinity12.9
21) Drew12.9
22) Dubuque12.9
30) Fuller25.7
48) Methodist12.9
50) Moravian12.9
52) New Brunswick12.9
64) PSCE25.7
65) Princeton25.7
68) San Francisco411.4
70) St Johns12.9
78) Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology at Virginia Union University12.9
81) Vanderbilt12.9
88) Yale12.9
99) Other1542.9
Missing731 
TOTAL35100.0
181) Degree: Th.M./S.T.M. received: (THM-STM)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked71894.0
1) Checked466.0
Missing2 
TOTAL764100.0
182) In what year did you receive your Th.M./S.T.M. degree? (YRTHMSTM)
TOTAL%
1957) 12.3
1958) 12.3
1964) 12.3
1965) 12.3
1966) 12.3
1967) 36.8
1968) 24.5
1969) 24.5
1970) 36.8
1971) 24.5
1972) 24.5
1973) 36.8
1974) 12.3
1975) 36.8
1978) 12.3
1979) 24.5
1981) 12.3
1982) 12.3
1983) 24.5
1985) 12.3
1986) 24.5
1987) 24.5
1988) 12.3
1993) 24.5
1994) 24.5
2000) 12.3
Missing722 
TOTAL44100.0
183) What school awarded the THM-STM (NTHM-STM)
TOTAL%
18) Colombia511.4
22) Dubuque12.3
25) Eden12.3
34) Harvard University12.3
45) McCormick36.8
53) New York12.3
63) Pittsburg36.8
65) Princeton1840.9
75) Union-Auburn36.8
78) Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology at Virginia Union University12.3
88) Yale36.8
99) Other49.1
Missing722 
TOTAL44100.0
184) Degree: D.Min. (DMIN)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked59477.7
1) Checked17022.3
Missing2 
TOTAL764100.0
185) In what year did you receive your D.Min. degree? (YRDMIN)
TOTAL%
1971) 10.6
1972) 10.6
1973) 10.6
1974) 31.8
1975) 21.2
1976) 53.0
1977) 42.4
1978) 42.4
1979) 21.2
1980) 63.7
1981) 31.8
1982) 21.2
1983) 74.3
1984) 127.3
1985) 42.4
1986) 74.3
1987) 42.4
1988) 95.5
1989) 63.7
1990) 53.0
1991) 74.3
1992) 63.7
1993) 95.5
1994) 74.3
1995) 42.4
1996) 116.7
1997) 42.4
1998) 53.0
1999) 31.8
2000) 84.9
2001) 53.0
2002) 74.3
Missing602 
TOTAL164100.0
186) What school awarded the D.Min. degree? (NAMEDMIN)
TOTAL%
5) Austin116.7
8) Bethel10.6
18) Colombia159.2
21) Drew31.8
22) Dubuque21.2
24) Eastern Baptist42.5
25) Eden31.8
30) Fuller127.4
33) Gordon Conwell42.5
41) Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary53.1
42) Luther Seminary in St. Paul10.6
43) Lutheran PA10.6
45) McCormick3722.7
61) Perkins10.6
62) Phillips10.6
63) Pittsburg106.1
65) Princeton53.1
68) San Francisco138.0
72) St Paul10.6
74) Trinity Evangelical10.6
76) United Theological Seminary, Dayton21.2
78) Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology at Virginia Union University148.6
81) Vanderbilt21.2
83) Wesley10.6
98) Union53.1
99) Other84.9
Missing603 
TOTAL163100.0
187) Degree:Ph.D./S.T.D./Th.D. (PHD-STD)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked71793.8
1) Checked476.2
Missing2 
TOTAL764100.0
188) In what year did you receive your Ph.D./S.T.D./Th.D. degree? (YRPHD)
TOTAL%
1962) 12.2
1963) 12.2
1965) 12.2
1967) 12.2
1968) 24.4
1969) 12.2
1970) 12.2
1971) 12.2
1973) 24.4
1974) 24.4
1975) 12.2
1976) 24.4
1977) 12.2
1979) 12.2
1980) 12.2
1981) 12.2
1982) 12.2
1983) 24.4
1984) 12.2
1985) 12.2
1986) 12.2
1987) 12.2
1988) 12.2
1989) 12.2
1990) 24.4
1992) 24.4
1993) 12.2
1995) 24.4
1996) 12.2
1997) 12.2
1998) 12.2
1999) 12.2
2000) 24.4
2001) 12.2
2002) 12.2
2003) 12.2
Missing721 
TOTAL45100.0
189) What school awarded the Ph.D./S.T.D./Th.D. degree? (NAMEPHD)
TOTAL%
13) University of Chicago Divinity12.2
16) Claremont12.2
21) Drew24.3
23) Duke University12.2
34) Harvard University24.3
41) Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary12.2
63) Pittsburg12.2
65) Princeton510.9
68) San Francisco12.2
78) Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology at Virginia Union University48.7
81) Vanderbilt24.3
88) Yale12.2
98) Union24.3
99) Other2247.8
Missing720 
TOTAL46100.0
190) Indicate any other graduate degrees you have earned in theology, Christian education, or religion: Other degree (OTHER)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked73996.7
1) Checked253.3
Missing2 
TOTAL764100.0
191) In what year did you receive the other degree? (YROTHER)
TOTAL%
1962) 15.3
1969) 15.3
1972) 15.3
1973) 15.3
1975) 15.3
1976) 15.3
1977) 15.3
1992) 15.3
1993) 315.8
1994) 15.3
1998) 15.3
1999) 15.3
2000) 15.3
2001) 315.8
2002) 15.3
Missing747 
TOTAL19100.0
192) What school awarded the other degree? (NAMEOTHR)
TOTAL%
22) Dubuque15.0
39) Lancaster15.0
63) Pittsburg15.0
65) Princeton210.0
68) San Francisco210.0
74) Trinity Evangelical15.0
99) Other1260.0
Missing746 
TOTAL20100.0
193) Indicate any other graduate degrees you have earned in theology, Christian education, or religion: Other degree (GRAD2)
TOTAL%
1) Bachelor's Degree10.8
2) Master's Degree10787.0
3) Doctoral Degree97.3
4) Other64.9
Missing643 
TOTAL123100.0
194) In what year did you receive the other degree? (GRAD2YR)
TOTAL%
1952) 10.8
1953) 21.6
1957) 10.8
1959) 21.6
1963) 10.8
1964) 21.6
1965) 10.8
1967) 10.8
1968) 21.6
1969) 43.2
1970) 64.8
1971) 10.8
1972) 64.8
1973) 43.2
1974) 32.4
1975) 129.6
1976) 75.6
1977) 43.2
1978) 108.0
1979) 64.8
1980) 32.4
1981) 32.4
1982) 10.8
1983) 21.6
1984) 10.8
1985) 10.8
1986) 43.2
1987) 32.4
1989) 43.2
1990) 43.2
1991) 43.2
1992) 54.0
1993) 32.4
1994) 54.0
1995) 10.8
1997) 10.8
1998) 10.8
2001) 10.8
2002) 21.6
Missing641 
TOTAL125100.0
195) Indicate other Graduate degree major (MAJOR)
TOTAL%
1) Business1411.8
2) Education1210.1
3) English-Languages75.9
4) Fine Arts-Music54.2
5) Journalism-Communication21.7
6) Medical-health1411.8
7) Natural Science-Engineering-Math-Computers86.7
9) Social Science-History3630.3
10) Other2117.6
Missing647 
TOTAL119100.0
196) School awarding other degrees: (NAMEMAJ)
TOTAL%
99) Other9100.0
Missing757 
TOTAL9100.0
197) Indicate any other graduate degrees you have earned in theology, Christian education, or religion: Other degree (OTHGRAD)
TOTAL%
2) Master's Degree853.3
3) Doctoral Degree640.0
4) Other16.7
Missing751 
TOTAL15100.0
198) Indicate other Grad degree year (GRADYR)
TOTAL%
1) 15.6
1956) 15.6
1970) 15.6
1971) 15.6
1975) 15.6
1980) 316.7
1982) 15.6
1983) 15.6
1984) 15.6
1985) 15.6
1986) 211.1
1988) 316.7
1994) 15.6
Missing748 
TOTAL18100.0
199) Indicate other Graduate degree major (OGRMAJ)
TOTAL%
1) Business16.3
2) Education318.8
3) English-Languages16.3
4) Fine Arts-Music212.5
5) Journalism-Communication16.3
6) Medical-health212.5
7) Natural Science-Engineering-Math-Computers16.3
9) Social Science-History531.3
Missing750 
TOTAL16100.0
200) Which category describes your current paid employment? (check all that apply): Pastor, co-pastor, associate pastor, other pastor? (CUEMPLOY)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked20727.1
1) Checked55772.9
Missing2 
TOTAL764100.0
201) Which category describes your current paid employment? (check all that apply): Other position in congregation? (OTHCONG)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked72995.4
1) Checked354.6
Missing2 
TOTAL764100.0
202) Which category describes your current paid employment? (check all that apply): Non—Parish job or ministry. (NONPARJO)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked59377.6
1) Checked17122.4
Missing2 
TOTAL764100.0
203) Which category describes your current paid employment? (check all that apply): Unemployed (UNEMPLOY)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked74096.9
1) Checked243.1
Missing2 
TOTAL764100.0
204) Which category describes your current paid employment? (check all that apply): Retired from active ministry (RETIRE)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked73996.7
1) Checked253.3
Missing2 
TOTAL764100.0
205) Do you consider yourself a full-time or a part-time parish pastor? (FULLPART)
TOTAL%
1) Full time47883.3
2) Part time9616.7
Missing192 
TOTAL574100.0
206) [If NOPARJOB = "part-time"] Specify hours per week: (HOURS)
TOTAL%
1) 22.1
2) 22.1
3) 11.0
5) 33.1
6) 33.1
7) 11.0
8) 22.1
10) 1212.5
15) 88.3
16) 11.0
17) 11.0
18) 11.0
20) 1717.7
22) 11.0
23) 22.1
24) 11.0
25) 1111.5
27) 22.1
28) 11.0
30) 1010.4
33) 11.0
35) 55.2
36) 22.1
37) 22.1
40) 11.0
43) 11.0
50) 11.0
60) 11.0
Missing670 
TOTAL96100.0
207) What position do you have in a congregation (check all that apply): Position: Solo Pastor (SOLO)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked45159.0
1) Checked31341.0
Missing2 
TOTAL764100.0
208) Which category describes your current paid employment? (check all that apply): Senior Pastor (SENIOR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked64183.9
1) Checked12316.1
Missing2 
TOTAL764100.0
209) Which category describes your current paid employment? (check all that apply): Associate Pastor (ASSO)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked69691.1
1) Checked688.9
Missing2 
TOTAL764100.0
210) Which category describes your current paid employment? (check all that apply): Co-pastor (COPASTOR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked73896.6
1) Checked263.4
Missing2 
TOTAL764100.0
211) Which category describes your current paid employment? (check all that apply): Stated or Temp supply (TEMP)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked72695.0
1) Checked385.0
Missing2 
TOTAL764100.0
212) Which category describes your current paid employment? (check all that apply): Designated pastor (DESIGNAT)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked75899.2
1) Checked60.8
Missing2 
TOTAL764100.0
213) Which category describes your current paid employment? (check all that apply): Interim pastor (INTERMIN)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked73095.5
1) Checked344.5
Missing2 
TOTAL764100.0
214) Which category describes your current paid employment? (check all that apply): Tentmaker (TENTMAKE)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked75598.8
1) Checked91.2
Missing2 
TOTAL764100.0
215) Which category describes your current paid employment? (check all that apply): Paid Parish Associate Pastor (PAID)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked74697.6
1) Checked182.4
Missing2 
TOTAL764100.0
216) Which category describes your current paid employment? (check all that apply): Other (OTHER2)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked73496.1
1) Checked303.9
Missing2 
TOTAL764100.0
217) How many congregations do you currently serve as pastor? (Include here congregations you are serving as stated or temporary supply.) (CONGREG)
TOTAL%
1) One congregation54394.6
2) Two or more yoked congregations193.3
3) Two or more non yoked congregations122.1
Missing192 
TOTAL574100.0
218) [If CONGREG = "two or more"] How many? (MANY)
TOTAL%
2) 2575.8
3) 26.1
4) 13.0
5) 39.1
6) 26.1
Missing733 
TOTAL33100.0
219) What is the approximate membership of the congregation(s) you serve (Write the combined membership if you serve two or more. (MEMBER)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL563416.3611
220) Is your non-parish job or ministry full-time or part-time? (If you have more than one, answer in terms of the combined hours.) (NOPARJOB)
TOTAL%
1) Full-time14267.9
2) Part-time6732.1
Missing557 
TOTAL209100.0
221) Speicify hours per week (HOURS2)
TOTAL%
0) 23.0
1) 11.5
2) 34.5
3) 34.5
4) 23.0
6) 23.0
8) 57.6
10) 913.6
11) 11.5
12) 23.0
13) 23.0
14) 11.5
15) 57.6
16) 23.0
20) 1116.7
24) 34.5
25) 34.5
27) 11.5
30) 23.0
32) 23.0
40) 23.0
50) 23.0
Missing700 
TOTAL66100.0
222) What type of non-parish/non-pastoral job or ministry do you currently have?: Faculty-staff at education institute (STAFF)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked72094.2
1) Checked445.8
Missing2 
TOTAL764100.0
223) What type of non-parish/non-pastoral job or ministry do you currently have?: Chaplain (CHAPLAIN)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked70892.7
1) Checked567.3
Missing2 
TOTAL764100.0
224) What type of non-parish/non-pastoral job or ministry do you currently have?: Missionary- Mission Co-worker (MISSION)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked76099.5
1) Checked40.5
Missing2 
TOTAL764100.0
225) What type of non-parish/non-pastoral job or ministry do you currently have?: Staff or mid government body staff (NATFSTAF)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked73295.8
1) Checked324.2
Missing2 
TOTAL764100.0
226) What type of non-parish/non-pastoral job or ministry do you currently have?: Staff of an ecumenical or non-denominational agency (ECUMENA)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked75899.2
1) Checked60.8
Missing2 
TOTAL764100.0
227) What type of non-parish/non-pastoral job or ministry do you currently have?: Professional pastoral counselor (PROFCOUN)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked75799.1
1) Checked70.9
Missing2 
TOTAL764100.0
228) What type of non-parish/non-pastoral job or ministry do you currently have?: Other employment (OTHEMPLY)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked68289.3
1) Checked8210.7
Missing2 
TOTAL764100.0
229) For what type of institution do you work?: Military (MILITARY)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked76399.9
1) Checked10.1
Missing2 
TOTAL764100.0
230) For what type of institution do you work?: Civilian government (CIVLGOVT)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked75198.3
1) Checked131.7
Missing2 
TOTAL764100.0
231) For what type of institution do you work?: Elementary, middle, high school (ELEM)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked75699.0
1) Checked81.0
Missing2 
TOTAL764100.0
232) For what type of institution do you work?: College or university (COLLEGE)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked72895.3
1) Checked364.7
Missing2 
TOTAL764100.0
233) For what type of institution do you work?: Seminary or other theology school (SEMINARY)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked74797.8
1) Checked172.2
Missing2 
TOTAL764100.0
234) For what type of institution do you work?: Hospital or other medical facility (HOSPITAL)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked72695.0
1) Checked385.0
Missing2 
TOTAL764100.0
235) For what type of institution do you work?: Church/religious body (CHURCH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked70892.7
1) Checked567.3
Missing2 
TOTAL764100.0
236) For what type of institution do you work?: Other non-profit organization (NOPROFIT)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked74197.0
1) Checked233.0
Missing2 
TOTAL764100.0
237) For what type of institution do you work?: For-profit business (PROFIT)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked74998.0
1) Checked152.0
Missing2 
TOTAL764100.0
238) For what type of institution do you work?: Other (OTHER3)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked73095.5
1) Checked344.5
Missing2 
TOTAL764100.0
239) Is this organization affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A)? (PCUSA)
TOTAL%
1) Yes8140.3
2) No12059.7
Missing565 
TOTAL201100.0
240) How old were you when you decided God was calling you into ministry? (AGEGOD)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL75622.9749
241) How large was the congregation you belonged to at that time? (SIZE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL745793.8561100
242) How important was that congregation in your overall discernment of a call? (IMPTCALL)
TOTAL%
1) Very important30540.6
2) Important29238.8
3) Not very important11715.6
4) Not at all important385.1
Missing14 
TOTAL752100.0
243) What person/feature most influence your sense of call? (INFLUEN)
TOTAL%
1) Pastor30346.5
2) Other staff person558.4
3) Lay leader548.3
4) Other member192.9
5) Congregational program-activity7511.5
6) Worship335.1
7) Overall culture or feel11217.2
Missing115 
TOTAL651100.0
244) Was this the same congregation you were raised in? (RAISED)
TOTAL%
1) Yes41755.5
2) No33544.5
Missing14 
TOTAL752100.0
245) If "no," how large was the congregation you grew up in? (RAISED2)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL272756.8311530
246) How old were you when you first began attending a Presbyterian church? (AGEPCUSE)
TOTAL%
0) 24231.9
1) 8210.8
2) 243.2
3) 253.3
4) 212.8
5) 212.8
6) 172.2
7) 81.1
8) 192.5
9) 91.2
10) 233.0
11) 20.3
12) 152.0
13) 111.5
14) 91.2
15) 81.1
16) 101.3
17) 70.9
18) 202.6
19) 111.5
20) 162.1
21) 172.2
22) 212.8
23) 91.2
24) 141.8
25) 172.2
26) 111.5
27) 141.8
28) 60.8
29) 30.4
30) 111.5
31) 40.5
32) 50.7
34) 10.1
35) 60.8
36) 20.3
37) 10.1
39) 10.1
40) 30.4
41) 30.4
44) 10.1
45) 20.3
46) 30.4
48) 10.1
56) 10.1
59) 10.1
Missing8 
TOTAL758100.0
247) In what religious denomination were you raised? (check only one box. If you were part of more than one denomination as a child, answer by putting a check by the one that influenced you the most.) (DENRAISE)
TOTAL%
1) Baptist526.9
2) Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)91.2
3) Episcopal91.2
4) Lutheran212.8
5) Methodist526.9
6) Presbyterian48263.8
7) Other Presbyterian131.7
8) Reformed111.5
9) Roman Catholic202.6
10) UCC162.1
11) Independent or non-denominational182.4
12) Other496.5
13) None40.5
Missing10 
TOTAL756100.0
248) Which of the following terms best describes your current stand on theological issues? (ISSUES)
TOTAL%
1) Very conservative293.8
2) Conservative16421.6
3) Moderate28737.8
4) Liberal20727.3
5) Very liberal719.4
6) Varies10.1
Missing7 
TOTAL759100.0
249) Which statement comes closest to your view of the Bible? (BIBLE)
TOTAL%
1) Word of God taken literally word for word253.3
2) The Bible is the word of God, to be interpreted in the light of its historical and cultural context40252.9
3) The Bible is the word of God, to be interpreted in the light of its historical context and the Church's teachings26134.3
4) The Bible is not the word of God, but contains God's word to us668.7
5) The Bible is not the word of God but is a valuable book50.7
7) Don't know10.1
Missing6 
TOTAL760100.0
250) The account of Creation presented in Genesis: (GENESIS)
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 world131.8
2) Is a true account of how God created the world36050.1
3) Reflects human feelings about how the world might have been created34648.1
Missing47 
TOTAL719100.0
251) Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with each of the following statements: An individual should arrive at his or her own religious beliefs independent of any church. (BELIEFS)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree141.9
2) Agree577.5
3) Not sure344.5
4) Disagree40854.0
5) Strongly disagree24332.1
Missing10 
TOTAL756100.0
252) Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with each of the following statements: All the different religions are equally good ways of helping a person find ultimate truth. (EQUALLY)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree192.5
2) Agree729.6
3) Not sure577.6
4) Disagree32142.7
5) Strongly disagree28337.6
Missing14 
TOTAL752100.0
253) Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with each of the following statements: There is a life beyond death. (LIFE)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree56174.5
2) Agree15019.9
3) Not sure344.5
4) Disagree50.7
5) Strongly disagree30.4
Missing13 
TOTAL753100.0
254) Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with each of the following statements: The only absolute Truth for humankind is in Jesus Christ. (TRUTH)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree28538.2
2) Agree19826.5
3) Not sure608.0
4) Disagree15120.2
5) Strongly disagree537.1
Missing19 
TOTAL747100.0
255) Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with each of the following statements: Only followers of Jesus can be saved (FOLLOWER)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree11615.5
2) Agree10714.3
3) Not sure13017.4
4) Disagree22830.5
5) Strongly disagree16722.3
Missing18 
TOTAL748100.0
256) Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with each of the following statements: Important to share faith with other people (SHARE)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree40453.1
2) Agree34044.7
3) Not sure111.4
4) Disagree50.7
5) Strongly disagree10.1
Missing5 
TOTAL761100.0
257) Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with each of the following statements: Jesus will return to Earth someday (EARTH)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree32643.3
2) Agree22529.9
3) Not sure14218.9
4) Disagree344.5
5) Strongly disagree263.5
Missing13 
TOTAL753100.0
258) Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with each of the following statements: The Devil (Satan) really exists. (DEVIL)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree20827.6
2) Agree19826.3
3) Not sure12716.8
4) Disagree14218.8
5) Strongly disagree7910.5
Missing12 
TOTAL754100.0
259) Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with each of the following statements: Jesus was born of a virgin. (VIRGIN)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree23631.3
2) Agree21728.8
3) Not sure15120.1
4) Disagree8110.8
5) Strongly disagree689.0
Missing13 
TOTAL753100.0
260) Approximately how frequently do you engage in the following activities?: Read the Bible privately (BIBLEPRI)
TOTAL%
1) Daily- almost daily35947.1
2) Several times a week26234.4
3) Weekly8511.2
4) Several times a month263.4
5) Once a month81.0
6) Several times a year192.5
7) Once a year or less30.4
Missing4 
TOTAL762100.0
261) Approximately how frequently do you engage in the following activities?: Read Bible with family or friends (TOGETHER)
TOTAL%
1) Daily- almost daily496.5
2) Several times a week16221.6
3) Weekly25033.3
4) Several times a month8611.5
5) Once a month486.4
6) Several times a year8311.1
7) Once a year or less243.2
8) Never496.5
Missing15 
TOTAL751100.0
262) Approximately how frequently do you engage in the following activities?: Attend a Bible study group (STDYGRP)
TOTAL%
1) Daily- almost daily121.6
2) Several times a week9512.7
3) Weekly32643.6
4) Several times a month7710.3
5) Once a month496.6
6) Several times a year10013.4
7) Once a year or less324.3
8) Never577.6
Missing18 
TOTAL748100.0
263) Approximately how frequently do you engage in the following activities?: Pray privately (PRAYPRI)
TOTAL%
1) Daily- almost daily64785.0
2) Several times a week8911.7
3) Weekly152.0
4) Several times a month50.7
5) Once a month30.4
6) Several times a year10.1
7) Once a year or less10.1
Missing5 
TOTAL761100.0
264) Approximately how frequently do you engage in the following activities?: Pray with family or friends (PRYTOGET)
TOTAL%
1) Daily- almost daily34345.3
2) Several times a week22529.7
3) Weekly9312.3
4) Several times a month385.0
5) Once a month141.8
6) Several times a year293.8
7) Once a year or less40.5
8) Never111.5
Missing9 
TOTAL757100.0
265) Approximately how frequently do you engage in the following activities?: Attend a prayer group (PRAYGRP)
TOTAL%
1) Daily- almost daily212.8
2) Several times a week466.2
3) Weekly21829.3
4) Several times a month557.4
5) Once a month739.8
6) Several times a year12116.2
7) Once a year or less749.9
8) Never13718.4
Missing21 
TOTAL745100.0
266) What is your sex? (SEX)
TOTAL%
1) Female20627.0
2) Male55673.0
Missing4 
TOTAL762100.0
267) What is your present age? (AGE)
TOTAL%
26) 10.1
27) 40.5
28) 10.1
29) 30.4
30) 10.1
31) 60.8
32) 60.8
33) 40.5
34) 40.5
35) 91.2
36) 91.2
37) 81.0
38) 162.1
39) 121.6
40) 182.4
41) 152.0
42) 131.7
43) 202.6
44) 182.4
45) 202.6
46) 222.9
47) 212.8
48) 324.2
49) 243.1
50) 283.7
51) 334.3
52) 273.5
53) 273.5
54) 344.5
55) 445.8
56) 385.0
57) 263.4
58) 222.9
59) 303.9
60) 364.7
61) 172.2
62) 273.5
63) 162.1
64) 172.2
65) 131.7
66) 111.4
67) 50.7
68) 111.4
69) 10.1
70) 30.4
71) 40.5
72) 10.1
74) 10.1
75) 20.3
80) 10.1
Missing4 
TOTAL762100.0
268) Which of the categories below most closely describes the place in which you currently live? (LIVE)
TOTAL%
1) In open country, but not on a farm466.1
2) On a farm20.3
3) Small city-town24832.8
4) In a medium-size city (50,000–250,000)11815.6
5) In a suburb near a medium-size city628.2
6) In a large city (over 250,000)12116.0
7) In a suburb near a large city16021.1
Missing9 
TOTAL757100.0
269) What is your present marital status? (MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Married65986.7
2) Not married10113.3
Missing6 
TOTAL760100.0
270) If not currently married, have you ever been married? (MARRY)
TOTAL%
1) No, never married4241.6
2) Yes- now widowed65.9
3) Yes- now divorced5251.5
4) Both widowed- divorced11.0
Missing665 
TOTAL101100.0
271) Spouses highest level of education (SEDU)
TOTAL%
1) Less than 8 years of formal education10.2
4) High school diploma162.5
5) Some college6610.1
6) Graduated from college16325.0
7) Some graduate work7211.1
8) A Graduate degree33351.2
Missing115 
TOTAL651100.0
272) Currently married- ever previous marriage? (PREMARRY)
TOTAL%
1) Yes- was widowed50.8
2) Yes- was divorced11216.9
3) Both widowed & divorced10.2
4) No54382.1
Missing105 
TOTAL661100.0
273) Is your husband or wife an ordained minister? (SMINISTR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes11116.8
2) No55083.2
Missing105 
TOTAL661100.0
274) If married, please indicate the employment status of your spouse: Full-time (SFULL)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked44358.0
1) Checked32142.0
Missing2 
TOTAL764100.0
275) If married, please indicate the employment status of your spouse: Part-employed (SPART)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked60679.3
1) Checked15820.7
Missing2 
TOTAL764100.0
276) If married, please indicate the employment status of your spouse: Self-employed (SSELF)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked70592.3
1) Checked597.7
Missing2 
TOTAL764100.0
277) If married, please indicate the employment status of your spouse: Unemployed (UNEMPLO2)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked74497.4
1) Checked202.6
Missing2 
TOTAL764100.0
278) If married, please indicate the employment status of your spouse: Retired (SRETIRED)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked71493.5
1) Checked506.5
Missing2 
TOTAL764100.0
279) If married, please indicate the employment status of your spouse: Full-time homemaker (SHOMEMAK)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked69290.6
1) Checked729.4
Missing2 
TOTAL764100.0
280) If married, please indicate the employment status of your spouse: Student (SSTUDENT)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked75498.7
1) Checked101.3
Missing2 
TOTAL764100.0
281) If married, please indicate the employment status of your spouse: Other (SOTHER)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked73996.7
1) Checked253.3
Missing2 
TOTAL764100.0
282) Indicate average hours worked per week (HRWK)
TOTAL%
0) 020.4
4) 420.4
5) 550.9
6) 610.2
7) 730.6
8) 850.9
10) 10112.1
12) 1250.9
14) 1410.2
15) 15234.4
16) 1620.4
18) 1820.4
20) 20295.5
21) 2110.2
22) 2220.4
23) 2310.2
24) 2471.3
25) 25203.8
26) 2620.4
27) 2710.2
28) 2820.4
30) 30346.5
32) 3250.9
33) 3320.4
35) 35183.4
36) 3661.1
37) 3730.6
38) 3861.1
40) 4013124.9
42) 4210.2
45) 45366.8
47) 4710.2
48) 4850.9
50) 507313.9
52) 5210.2
54) 5410.2
55) 55224.2
58) 5810.2
60) 60397.4
65) 6550.9
70) 7040.8
73) 7310.2
75) 7510.2
80) 8020.4
99) 99 hours or more20.4
Missing239 
TOTAL527100.0
283) 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. (SFAITH)
TOTAL%
1) Baptist6810.3
2) Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)121.8
3) Episcopalian253.8
4) Lutheran324.9
5) Methodist8012.1
6) Presbyterian29344.5
7) Other Presbyterian10.2
8) Reformed91.4
9) Roman Catholic609.1
10) UCC (United Church of Christ/Congregational)162.4
11) Independent or non-denominational111.7
12) None71.1
13) Other456.8
Missing107 
TOTAL659100.0
284) Please indicate the faith in which your husband or wife is currently in (if more than one, select the one in which she or he is most involved) (SFAITH2)
TOTAL%
1) Baptist40.6
2) Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)50.8
3) Episcopalian71.1
4) Lutheran10.2
5) Methodist50.8
6) Presbyterian59091.8
7) Other Presbyterian10.2
8) Reformed10.2
9) Roman Catholic60.9
10) UCC (United Church of Christ/Congregational)60.9
12) None40.6
13) Other132.0
Missing123 
TOTAL643100.0
285) How many children do you have? Include any legally adopted children; exclude stepchildren unless legally adopted (CHILDREN)
TOTAL%
0) None10914.4
1) 19112.0
2) 231942.0
3) 316922.3
4) 4526.9
5) 5141.8
6) 620.3
7) 730.4
Missing7 
TOTAL759100.0
286) Do you currently live in a manse or other housing provided by your congregation? (MANSE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes17422.8
2) No58877.2
Missing4 
TOTAL762100.0
287) How many persons, including yourself, live in your household? (Do not count students who live elsewhere while they attend college or university.) (PERSONS)
TOTAL%
1) Live alone719.3
2) Two of us35146.1
3) Three of us13718.0
4) Four of us12516.4
5) Five of us618.0
6) Six of us111.4
7) Seven or more of us40.5
8) Not applicable10.1
Missing5 
TOTAL761100.0
288) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are: under 6 years of age? (AGE6)
TOTAL%
0) None18168.0
1) 16624.8
2) 2197.1
Missing500 
TOTAL266100.0
289) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are: 6-12 years of age? (AGE12)
TOTAL%
0) None17354.4
1) 18928.0
2) 24413.8
3) 3113.5
4) 410.3
Missing448 
TOTAL318100.0
290) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are: 13-17 years of age? (AGE17)
TOTAL%
0) None17249.9
1) 111934.5
2) 25014.5
3) 341.2
Missing421 
TOTAL345100.0
291) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are: 18-24 years of age? (AGE24)
TOTAL%
0) None17773.4
1) 15522.8
2) 262.5
3) 331.2
Missing525 
TOTAL241100.0
292) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are: 25 years of age and over? (AGE25)
TOTAL%
0) None10.1
1) 18611.4
2) 262583.0
3) 3364.8
4) 430.4
6) 610.1
8) 810.1
Missing13 
TOTAL753100.0
293) From the list below, select the choice which best describes all of the people in the household in which you live. (PEOPLE)
TOTAL%
1) A single adult, living alone648.4
2) A single parent, living with one or more children172.2
3) Married- no kids32542.9
4) A married couple, living with one or more children31141.0
5) Some other arrangement415.4
Missing8 
TOTAL758100.0
294) Generally speaking, do you think of yourself as a Democrat, Independent, Republican or other? (POLITIC)
TOTAL%
1) Democrat41654.7
2) Independent14218.7
3) Republican17923.6
4) Other233.0
Missing6 
TOTAL760100.0
295) Which of these categories best describes your total family income from all sources, before taxes, during 2001? (If you live alone, or with non-relatives, answer in terms of your own personal income.) (INCOME)
TOTAL%
1) Less than $10,00010.1
2) $10,000- $14,99920.3
3) $15,000- $19,99920.3
4) $20,000- $29,999222.9
5) $30,000- $39,999709.4
6) $40,000- $49,9999512.7
7) $50,000- $59,99910113.5
8) $60,000- $69,9998511.4
9) $70,000- $79,9999412.6
10) $80,000- $89,9997810.4
11) $90,000- $99,999638.4
12) $100,000- $124,9998411.2
13) $125,000- $149,999172.3
14) $150,000- more334.4
Missing19 
TOTAL747100.0
296) What is your race or origin? (check all that apply): white or Caucasian (RACE)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked303.9
1) Checked73496.1
Missing2 
TOTAL764100.0
297) What is your race or origin? (check all that apply): black or African American (RACE2)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked75598.8
1) Checked91.2
Missing2 
TOTAL764100.0
298) What is your race or origin? (check all that apply): Indian (American) or Alaska Native (RACE3)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked75799.1
1) Checked70.9
Missing2 
TOTAL764100.0
299) What is your race or origin? (check all that apply): Asian or Pacific Islander (RACE4)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked75398.6
1) Checked111.4
Missing2 
TOTAL764100.0
300) What is your race or origin? (check all that apply): Hispanic, Latino/a, Spanish origin (RACE5)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked75999.3
1) Checked50.7
Missing2 
TOTAL764100.0
301) What is your race or origin? (check all that apply): some other race (RACE6)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked75699.0
1) Checked81.0
Missing2 
TOTAL764100.0
302) During the last 12 months, did you or other family members in your household contribute any money to your congregation in regular giving (not including special offerings or contributions to a capital campaign) (GIVING)
TOTAL%
1) Yes73597.0
2) No233.0
Missing8 
TOTAL758100.0
303) Please give your best estimate of the amount contributed to regular giving (AMTGIVE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL6865540.59538359
304) During the last 12 months, did you or other family members in your household contribute any money to your congregation, in giving to a special capital campaign, for example for a new or remodeled building, or for a new program for the church? (CAPCAMP)
TOTAL%
1) Yes29040.2
2) No43259.8
Missing44 
TOTAL722100.0
305) Write your best estimate of the amount given to special capital campaign (SPECIALG)
TOTAL%
0) None238.0
25) 2520.7
50) 5020.7
60) 6010.3
75) 7510.3
100) 100269.0
150) 15031.0
180) 18010.3
200) 200175.9
240) 24020.7
250) 25062.1
300) 300124.2
350) 35020.7
400) 40051.7
500) 5003913.5
520) 52020.7
600) 60041.4
625) 62510.3
650) 65010.3
700) 70010.3
750) 75020.7
800) 80020.7
840) 84010.3
900) 90010.3
960) 96010.3
1000) 10004415.2
1100) 110031.0
1110) 111010.3
1200) 1200113.8
1400) 140010.3
1500) 150093.1
1800) 180010.3
1950) 195010.3
2000) 2000124.2
2340) 234010.3
2400) 240041.4
2500) 250041.4
3000) 3000155.2
3200) 320010.3
3500) 350010.3
3600) 360010.3
3840) 384010.3
4000) 400020.7
5000) 500072.4
6000) 600062.1
7200) 720010.3
10000) 1000010.3
15000) 1500010.3
16000) 1600010.3
999999) 99999910.3
Missing477 
TOTAL289100.0
306) During the last 12 months, did you or other family members in your household contribute any money to to your congregation, in response to a special appeal for a ministry supported by the congregation, presbytery, or Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), including the denomination-wide special offerings—One Great Hour of Sharing, Pentecost, Peacemaking, and Christmas Joy? (SPECIALA)
TOTAL%
1) Yes61282.1
2) No13317.9
Missing21 
TOTAL745100.0
307) Write your best estimate of the amount given to special appeal (AMTSPEC)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL5762124.09441660
308) During the last 12 months, did you or other family members in your household contribute any money to to religious groups or religious causes outside the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)? (OUTPCUSA)
TOTAL%
1) Yes48165.7
2) No25134.3
Missing34 
TOTAL732100.0
309) Write your best estimate of the amount given to all religious causes (ALLCAUSE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL4673335.80746485
310) During the last 12 months, did you or other family members in your household contribute any money to to non–religious charities, community organizations, or social causes? (NONRELIG)
TOTAL%
1) Yes67189.3
2) No8010.7
Missing15 
TOTAL751100.0
311) Write your best estimate of the amount given to non-religious causes (AMTNOREL)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL6332641.06340131
312) Survey Form (FORM)
TOTAL%
1) Paper69991.5
2) Web658.5
Missing2 
TOTAL764100.0
313) Pastor (PPASTOR)
TOTAL%
0) Non-pastor26134.2
1) Pastor50365.8
Missing2 
TOTAL764100.0
314) Sample (SAMPLE)
TOTAL%
3) Pastor50365.8
4) Specialized clergy26134.2
Missing2 
TOTAL764100.0
315) State (STATE)
316) Region (REGION)
TOTAL%
1) Northeast14919.5
2) Midwest19125.0
3) South28337.0
4) West14118.5
Missing2 
TOTAL764100.0
317) I-AGE: What is your present age? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-AGE)
TOTAL%
1) Less than 408411.0
2) 40-4920326.6
3) 50-6442255.4
4) 65+537.0
Missing4 
TOTAL762100.0
318) I-SEX: What is your sex? (for use with online analysis) (I-SEX)
TOTAL%
1) Female20627.0
2) Male55673.0
Missing4 
TOTAL762100.0
319) I-INCOME: Which of these categories best describes your total family income from all sources, before taxes, during 2001? (If you live alone, or with non-relatives, answer in terms of your own personal income.) (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-INCOME)
TOTAL%
1) Less than $20K50.7
2) $20K - $49,99918725.0
3) $50K- $99,99942156.4
4) $100K+13417.9
Missing19 
TOTAL747100.0
320) I-PARTYID: Generally speaking, do you think of yourself as a Democrat, Independent, Republican or other? (for use with online analysis) (I-PARTYID)
TOTAL%
1) Democrat41654.7
2) Independent14218.7
3) Republican17923.6
4) Other233.0
Missing6 
TOTAL760100.0
321) I-REGION: Region (for use with online analysis) (I-REGION)
TOTAL%
1) Northeast14919.5
2) Midwest19125.0
3) South28337.0
4) West14118.5
Missing2 
TOTAL764100.0