Presbyterian Panel Survey, May 2003 - Stewardship, Finances, and Allocation of Resources, Clergy

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All frequencies are raw numbers (no weights used).
1) Panel identification number (ID)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL87836096.457640
2) When you hear the word "stewardship," what word, thought, or phrase first comes to mind? (WORD)
TOTAL%
1) Church finances and giving to the church9011.0
2) Money12915.8
3) Time, talents, treasure13416.4
4) Giving9411.5
5) To care for or manage what is entrusted to us28534.9
6) Environment/creation81.0
9) Other779.4
Missing61 
TOTAL817100.0
3) Has your congregation actively promoted a "stewardship approach" to the giving of time, talent, and money that teaches the spiritual meaning of how we use God's gifts? (ACTPROMO)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, and therefore I am likely to give more51962.3
2) Yes, but it has no effect on my giving15218.2
3) Yes, and therefore I am likely to give less20.2
4) No, my congregation has not promoted a stewardship approach13316.0
5) Don't know273.2
Missing45 
TOTAL833100.0
4) How many times during the past year was stewardship the focus of the sermon in worship at your congregation? (NUMSERMN)
TOTAL%
1) Never293.4
2) Once or twice30435.8
3) Three or four times35842.2
4) Five or more times12715.0
5) Don't know313.7
Missing29 
TOTAL849100.0
5) [IF "FIVE OR MORE TIMES" NUMSERMN] What is the approximate number? (NUMSERM2)
TOTAL%
1) 11.1
2) 22.1
3) 11.1
4) 22.1
5) 1920.2
6) 2425.5
7) 88.5
8) 1111.7
9) 22.1
10) 99.6
12) 44.3
15) 33.2
20) 22.1
25) 22.1
40) 11.1
48) 11.1
52) 22.1
Missing784 
TOTAL94100.0
6) Which one statement would you say better describes how stewardship is approached in your congregation? (DESCRIB)
TOTAL%
1) We primarily emphasize stewardship during the annual fund-raising campaign44652.7
2) We emphasize stewardship year-round22126.1
3) Both equally12514.8
4) Don't know/no opinion546.4
Missing32 
TOTAL846100.0
7) Which one statement would you say better describes how stewardship is approached in your congregation? (DESCRIB2)
TOTAL%
1) We emphasize stewardship as fund-raising15518.3
2) We emphasize stewardship as a broad approach to life47756.3
3) Both equally17821.0
4) Don't know/no opinion374.4
Missing31 
TOTAL847100.0
8) Please indicate to what degree you agree/disagree with the statement. I'd like to see my congregation put more emphasis on time, talent, and other non-monetary aspects of stewardship. (MOREEMPH)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree25630.2
2) Moderately agree34841.0
3) Neither agree nor disagree18421.7
4) Moderately disagree435.1
5) Strongly disagree121.4
6) Don't know50.6
Missing30 
TOTAL848100.0
9) Please indicate to what degree you agree/disagree with the statement. My congregation puts too much of its stewardship emphasis on fund-raising. (TOOMUCH)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree576.8
2) Moderately agree14417.1
3) Neither agree nor disagree17320.5
4) Moderately disagree28934.2
5) Strongly disagree17220.4
6) Don't know91.1
Missing34 
TOTAL844100.0
10) Please indicate to what degree you agree/disagree with the statement. Stewardship should be an integral part of church (Sunday) school and other regular Christian education programs. (INTEGRAL)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree52861.6
2) Moderately agree28132.8
3) Neither agree nor disagree293.4
4) Moderately disagree111.3
5) Strongly disagree30.4
6) Don't know50.6
Missing21 
TOTAL857100.0
11) What percentage of your family income (pre-tax) from all sources did you contribute to your congregation last year? (PINCOME)
TOTAL%
0) None30.4
1) 1182.2
2) 2303.7
3) 3435.3
4) 4374.5
5) 513316.2
6) 6516.2
7) 7526.3
8) 88210.0
9) 9253.1
10) 1020024.4
11) 11202.4
12) 12465.6
13) 13111.3
14) 1491.1
15) 15354.3
16) 1610.1
17) 1730.4
18) 1820.2
19) 1910.1
20) 20101.2
22) 2210.1
25) 2520.2
26) 2610.1
30) 3010.1
88) 8810.1
99) 9910.1
Missing59 
TOTAL819100.0
12) What factors influence you the most in your decisions about giving to your congregation? A sense of gratitude for God's love and goodness (INFLUN)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked22525.6
1) Checked65374.4
TOTAL878100.0
13) What factors influence you the most in your decisions about giving to your congregation? A sense of gratitude for help my family or I have received there (INFLUN2)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked85297.0
1) Checked263.0
TOTAL878100.0
14) What factors influence you the most in your decisions about giving to your congregation? A sense of obligation to support the work there (INFLUEN3)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked71080.9
1) Checked16819.1
TOTAL878100.0
15) What factors influence you the most in your decisions about giving to your congregation? A sense of religious duty to give (INFLUN4)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked76286.8
1) Checked11613.2
TOTAL878100.0
16) What factors influence you the most in your decisions about giving to your congregation? Habit or custom (INFLUN5)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked84596.2
1) Checked333.8
TOTAL878100.0
17) What factors influence you the most in your decisions about giving to your congregation? Hearing about specific needs (INFLUN6)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked83094.5
1) Checked485.5
TOTAL878100.0
18) What factors influence you the most in your decisions about giving to your congregation? The Bible's teaching on giving (INFLUN7)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked65574.6
1) Checked22325.4
TOTAL878100.0
19) What factors influence you the most in your decisions about giving to your congregation? The congregation's or the pastor's urging to give (INFLUN8)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked87199.2
1) Checked70.8
TOTAL878100.0
20) What factors influence you the most in your decisions about giving to your congregation? The tax benefits I receive for my contributions (INFLUN9)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked86898.9
1) Checked101.1
TOTAL878100.0
21) What factors influence you the most in your decisions about giving to your congregation? Wanting to contribute to God's work in the world (INFLUN10)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked52059.2
1) Checked35840.8
TOTAL878100.0
22) What factors influence you the most in your decisions about giving to your congregation? I don't give to my congregation (INFLUN11)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked84996.7
1) Checked293.3
TOTAL878100.0
23) What factors influence you the most in your decisions about giving to your congregation? Other (INFLUN12)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked87399.4
1) Checked50.6
TOTAL878100.0
24) In the last five years, have you ever increased your regular giving or annual pledge because the overall church budget was in the red? (INCGIVE)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked68578.0
1) Checked19322.0
TOTAL878100.0
25) In the last five years, have you ever increased your regular giving or annual pledge because you saw the good done by a program or ministry funded by the church? (INCGIVE2)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked55963.7
1) Checked31936.3
TOTAL878100.0
26) In the last five years, have you ever increased your regular giving or annual pledge because a specific program or mission of the congregation was threatened by a lack of funds? (INCGIVE3)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked72382.3
1) Checked15517.7
TOTAL878100.0
27) In the last five years, have you ever increased your regular giving or annual pledge because the pastor or other leader asked you to? (INCGIVE4)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked76186.7
1) Checked11713.3
TOTAL878100.0
28) In the last five years, have you ever increased your regular giving or annual pledge because your spouse or other family member suggested it? (INCGIVE5)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked79991.0
1) Checked799.0
TOTAL878100.0
29) In the last five years, have you ever increased your regular giving or annual pledge because you felt God wanted you to do so? (INCGIVE6)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked39044.4
1) Checked48855.6
TOTAL878100.0
30) In the last five years, have you ever increased your regular giving or annual pledge because your family income went up? (INCGIVE7)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked37242.4
1) Checked50657.6
TOTAL878100.0
31) In the last five years, have you ever increased your regular giving or annual pledge because the church had helped you or your family? (INCGIVE8)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked83194.6
1) Checked475.4
TOTAL878100.0
32) If there was a significant need, do you think you could increase your giving to the church or are you giving all you can afford? (INCNEED)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, could give more54663.9
2) No, giving all I/we can20223.6
3) Not sure10712.5
Missing23 
TOTAL855100.0
33) What percentage of the money received by your congregation in 2002 do you estimate was sent to fund missions and programs beyond your congregation (e.g., to presbytery, synod, national, or related PC(USA) ministries, or to non-Presbyterian programs) (If you don't know, check this box). (PERBEYND)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked70580.3
1) Checked17319.7
TOTAL878100.0
34) What percentage of the money received by your congregation in 2002 do you estimate was sent to fund missions and programs beyond your congregation (e.g., to presbytery, synod, national, or related PC(USA) ministries, or to non-Presbyterian programs)? (PERBEYN2)
TOTAL%
0) 30.4
1) 91.3
2) 142.1
3) 101.5
4) 71.0
5) 527.8
6) 142.1
7) 192.8
8) 253.7
9) 131.9
10) 15623.3
11) 172.5
12) 355.2
13) 131.9
14) 111.6
15) 7210.8
16) 81.2
17) 131.9
18) 172.5
19) 40.6
20) 649.6
21) 30.4
22) 101.5
23) 20.3
24) 20.3
25) 304.5
26) 10.1
27) 30.4
28) 30.4
29) 20.3
30) 192.8
32) 10.1
33) 20.3
35) 50.7
40) 40.6
42) 10.1
45) 10.1
50) 10.1
56) 10.1
72) 10.1
85) 10.1
Missing209 
TOTAL669100.0
35) Of the total dollars your congregation sent to fund missions and programs beyond your congregation, what percentage would you estimate went to the General Assembly, General Assembly Council, or other national programs of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) (If you don't know, check this box). (PERGA)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked57565.5
1) Checked30334.5
TOTAL878100.0
36) Of the total dollars your congregation sent to fund missions and programs beyond your congregation, what percentage would you estimate went to the General Assembly, General Assembly Council, or other national programs of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)? (PERGA2)
TOTAL%
0) 173.2
1) 387.1
2) 305.6
3) 315.8
4) 326.0
5) 6712.6
6) 224.1
7) 112.1
8) 163.0
9) 61.1
10) 5810.9
11) 10.2
12) 122.3
13) 20.4
15) 173.2
16) 10.2
17) 20.4
18) 10.2
19) 10.2
20) 173.2
22) 10.2
23) 10.2
25) 132.4
26) 10.2
27) 10.2
30) 203.8
33) 10.2
34) 10.2
35) 61.1
40) 112.1
42) 10.2
43) 10.2
45) 30.6
50) 264.9
55) 40.8
60) 81.5
65) 10.2
67) 10.2
70) 30.6
75) 112.1
80) 132.4
85) 30.6
87) 10.2
90) 50.9
95) 40.8
98) 101.9
Missing345 
TOTAL533100.0
37) Do you think when people give money to their congregation they ought to be encouraged to indicate what percentage should go to mission and programs beyond the congregation? (INDICATE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, encouraged to designate money in this way12614.5
2) Neither encouraged nor discouraged from designating money in this way33738.9
3) No, discouraged from designating money in this way36341.9
4) No opinion404.6
Missing12 
TOTAL866100.0
38) Do you have enough say when it comes to decisions by your congregation on allocating funds to missions and programs, or would you like to have more say? (SAYFUNDS)
TOTAL%
1) Have enough say66779.7
2) Would like more say12414.8
3) Not sure465.5
Missing41 
TOTAL837100.0
39) Does the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) as a whole have serious financial needs? (FINNEED)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, very serious needs45952.9
2) Yes, somewhat serious needs30535.1
3) No, only routine needs455.2
4) No, it is financially well-off263.0
5) Don't know333.8
Missing10 
TOTAL868100.0
40) How much enthusiasm do you feel, in general, about the work and programs of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)? (ENTHUSI)
TOTAL%
1) Very high enthusiasm16218.7
2) Moderately high enthusiasm36041.5
3) Moderately low enthusiasm20623.7
4) Very low enthusiasm12113.9
5) I am generally opposed to them131.5
6) No opinion60.7
Missing10 
TOTAL868100.0
41) When it comes to your supporting mission projects of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), either overseas or in this country, what is your preference for how projects should be selected for funding? (SELECT)
TOTAL%
1) I prefer that a denominational entity, such as a presbytery of the General Assembly, select the projects17320.0
2) I prefer that the session of my congregation select the projects16719.3
3) I prefer giving to missionaries and projects that I select354.0
4) I prefer a combination of these approaches47655.0
5) I have no opinion151.7
Missing12 
TOTAL866100.0
42) Do you feel you have enough information about the handling and allocation of funds by the leaders of your congregation (i.e., the session)? (INFOCONG)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, enough74488.2
2) No, not enough738.6
3) No opinion273.2
Missing34 
TOTAL844100.0
43) Do you feel you have enough information about the handling and allocation of funds by the leaders of your presbytery? (INFOPRES)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, enough61271.3
2) No, not enough20624.0
3) No opinion404.7
Missing20 
TOTAL858100.0
44) Do you feel you have enough information about the handling and allocation of funds by the leaders of your synod? (INFOSYND)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, enough28433.1
2) No, not enough40747.5
3) No opinion16619.4
Missing21 
TOTAL857100.0
45) Do you feel you have enough information about the handling and allocation of funds by the leaders of the General Assembly Council and other national entities of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)? (INFOGA)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, enough38945.9
2) No, not enough37344.0
3) No opinion8510.0
Missing31 
TOTAL847100.0
46) How much do you trust the handling and allocation of funds by the leaders of your congregation (i.e., the session)? (TRUSTCON)
TOTAL%
1) High level of trust71384.2
2) Medium level of trust11013.0
3) Low level of trust151.8
4) No opinion91.1
Missing31 
TOTAL847100.0
47) How much do you trust the handling and allocation of funds by the leaders of your presbytery? (TRUSTPRE)
TOTAL%
1) High level of trust48856.5
2) Medium level of trust29534.1
3) Low level of trust718.2
4) No opinion101.2
Missing14 
TOTAL864100.0
48) How much do you trust the handling and allocation of funds by the leaders of your synod? (TRUSTSYN)
TOTAL%
1) High level of trust25229.3
2) Medium level of trust27932.4
3) Low level of trust18922.0
4) No opinion14116.4
Missing17 
TOTAL861100.0
49) How much do you trust the handling and allocation of funds by the leaders of the General Assembly Council and other national entities of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)? (TRUSTGA)
TOTAL%
1) High level of trust27932.4
2) Medium level of trust31836.9
3) Low level of trust22626.2
4) No opinion394.5
Missing16 
TOTAL862100.0
50) Would you prefer that sessions make more decisions about funding programs, such as missions, outreach, and social service, rather than having presbyteries or national church leaders decide? (SESSIONS)
TOTAL%
1) I would prefer more decision-making by sessions34740.1
2) I like the situation now39946.1
3) I would prefer more decision-making by presbytery or national church leaders637.3
4) I have no opinion566.5
Missing13 
TOTAL865100.0
51) Has your congregation ever encouraged members to bypass the regular funding procedures of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and instead give money directly to missions or programs? (BYPASS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes21325.1
2) No53162.7
3) Don't know10312.2
Missing31 
TOTAL847100.0
52) Please indicate to what degree you agree or disagree with the following statement: The leaders of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) are sufficiently accountable to members regarding how church contributions are used. (ACCOUNT)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree21825.3
2) Moderately agree31136.0
3) Neither agree nor disagree677.8
4) Moderately disagree14016.2
5) Strongly disagree11213.0
6) Don't know151.7
Missing15 
TOTAL863100.0
53) Please indicate to what degree you agree or disagree with the following statement: Overall, the leadership of the PC(USA) is doing a good job. (LEADGOOD)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree23627.3
2) Moderately agree30134.8
3) Neither agree nor disagree9310.8
4) Moderately disagree12914.9
5) Strongly disagree9010.4
6) Don't know161.8
Missing13 
TOTAL865100.0
54) Please indicate to what degree you agree or disagree with the following statement: Overall, I approve of the decision-making processes in the PC(USA). (APPROVE)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree26030.2
2) Moderately agree30835.8
3) Neither agree nor disagree8610.0
4) Moderately disagree12314.3
5) Strongly disagree718.2
6) Don't know131.5
Missing17 
TOTAL861100.0
55) Please indicate to what degree you agree or disagree with the following statement: I would like more oversight of national PC(USA) leaders when it comes to making decisions about which missions and programs to fund. (MOREDEC)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree14316.6
2) Moderately agree22025.5
3) Neither agree nor disagree17420.2
4) Moderately disagree18721.7
5) Strongly disagree11413.2
6) Don't know252.9
Missing15 
TOTAL863100.0
56) Do you have available all the information you need about the mission and programs of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), or would you like to have more? (ALLINFO)
TOTAL%
1) Have all I need48856.5
2) Would like to have more available31736.7
3) Not sure586.7
Missing15 
TOTAL863100.0
57) [IF "Would like to have more available" TO ALLINFO] How would you like to have such information made available? (ALLINFO2)
TOTAL%
1) In printed form12846.9
2) In occasional e-mails6022.0
3) Via the Internet8531.1
Missing605 
TOTAL273100.0
58) Did your congregation have a financial stewardship campaign in 2002? (CAMPAIGN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes63383.5
2) No11014.5
3) Don't know152.0
Missing120 
TOTAL758100.0
59) [IF "YES" TO CAMPAIGN] What method was used? Direct mail (CAMPAIG2)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked47153.6
1) Checked40746.4
TOTAL878100.0
60) [IF "YES" TO CAMPAIGN] What method was used? Telephone solicitation (CAMPAIG3)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked81392.6
1) Checked657.4
TOTAL878100.0
61) [IF "YES" TO CAMPAIGN] What method was used? Every member visitation (CAMPAIG4)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked84796.5
1) Checked313.5
TOTAL878100.0
62) [IF "YES" TO CAMPAIGN] What method was used? Personal delivery (e.g., Pony Express or similar) (CAMPAIG5)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked84696.4
1) Checked323.6
TOTAL878100.0
63) [IF "YES" TO CAMPAIGN] What method was used? Consecration Sunday (CAMPAIG6)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked54061.5
1) Checked33838.5
TOTAL878100.0
64) [IF "YES" TO CAMPAIGN] What method was used? Other (CAMPAIG7)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked79690.7
1) Checked829.3
TOTAL878100.0
65) In the last two years, have you seen the stewardship magazine or other materials on stewardship prepared by the national offices of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)? (MAGAZINE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes61780.5
2) No14919.5
Missing112 
TOTAL766100.0
66) [IF "YES" TO MAGAZINE] How helpful were these materials to you in your work as a pastor? (MAGHELP)
TOTAL%
1) Very helpful8013.0
2) Helpful18429.8
3) Somewhat helpful23838.6
4) Not helpful609.7
5) Did not use any558.9
Missing261 
TOTAL617100.0
67) In the last two years, have you searched the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) web page (www.pcusa.org) specifically for stewardship-related ideas or resources? (ONLINE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, often334.3
2) Yes, occasionally12215.8
3) Yes, once or twice17622.8
4) No, never44257.2
Missing105 
TOTAL773100.0
68) Would you prefer that stewardship materials produced by the PC(USA) continue to be provided as separate, distinct items, or would you prefer to have them included as one part of publications that provide a broad array of resources (e.g., as part of a Christian education magazine)? (PUBLICAT)
TOTAL%
1) Kept separate36847.7
2) Included with other resources19224.9
3) No preference12015.5
4) No opinion9111.8
5) Both kept separate & included with other resources10.1
Missing106 
TOTAL772100.0
69) To what extent is stewardship an integral part of your congregation's worship? (WORSHIP)
TOTAL%
1) Great extent16922.2
2) Some extent43957.8
3) Only a small extent12716.7
4) None at all141.8
5) Don't know111.4
Missing118 
TOTAL760100.0
70) To what extent is stewardship an integral part of your congregation's regular CE program? (CE)
TOTAL%
1) Great extent445.9
2) Some extent28438.1
3) Only a small extent29839.9
4) None at all8611.5
5) Don't know344.6
Missing132 
TOTAL746100.0
71) To what extent is stewardship an integral part of your congregation's new member class? (NEWMEM)
TOTAL%
1) Great extent7410.0
2) Some extent33945.7
3) Only a small extent21028.3
4) None at all658.8
5) Don't know547.3
Missing136 
TOTAL742100.0
72) Identification number (ID2)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL8736101.015634
73) 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) 20.2
1958) 10.1
1959) 20.2
1960) 10.1
1961) 80.9
1962) 70.8
1963) 131.5
1964) 80.9
1965) 222.5
1966) 101.2
1967) 172.0
1968) 151.7
1969) 161.8
1970) 182.1
1971) 222.5
1972) 313.6
1973) 232.6
1974) 182.1
1975) 242.8
1976) 182.1
1977) 273.1
1978) 182.1
1979) 293.3
1980) 303.5
1981) 192.2
1982) 303.5
1983) 323.7
1984) 141.6
1985) 273.1
1986) 263.0
1987) 323.7
1988) 252.9
1989) 263.0
1990) 232.6
1991) 232.6
1992) 172.0
1993) 172.0
1994) 141.6
1995) 172.0
1996) 283.2
1997) 252.9
1998) 232.6
1999) 232.6
2000) 242.8
2001) 192.2
Missing10 
TOTAL868100.0
74) 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) Baptist1010.3
2) Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)11.0
3) Episcopalian11.0
4) Lutheran11.0
5) Methodist33.1
6) Presbyterian5960.8
7) Other Presbyterian44.1
8) Reformed44.1
9) Roman Catholic11.0
10) Untied Church of Christ55.2
12) Other22.1
13) None66.2
Missing781 
TOTAL97100.0
75) Are you currently enrolled in a graduate school, seminary, or theological school? (SCHOOL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes657.6
2) No79592.4
Missing18 
TOTAL860100.0
76) [IF SCHOOL = "yes"] Degree sought: (DEGWORK)
TOTAL%
2) M.A.12.0
3) THM-STM12.0
4) D.Min.3772.5
5) Ph.D./S.T.D./Th.D.1121.6
6) Other12.0
Missing827 
TOTAL51100.0
77) [IF SCHOOL = "yes"] School attending: (SCHOOL2)
TOTAL%
2) Andover Newton13.0
4) Ashland13.0
5) Austin13.0
13) University of Chicago Divinity13.0
16) Claremont13.0
18) Columbia515.2
22) Dubuque13.0
30) Fuller39.1
33) Gordon Conwell13.0
45) McCormick39.1
63) Pittsburgh Theological Seminary13.0
65) Princeton26.1
68) San Francisco412.1
72) St. Paul13.0
78) Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology at Virginia Union University13.0
99) Other618.2
Missing845 
TOTAL33100.0
78) Before entering seminary for your B.D. or M.Div., were you engaged in any long-term secular job or career? (SECJOB)
TOTAL%
1) Yes30535.1
2) No56364.9
Missing10 
TOTAL868100.0
79) [If SECJOB is "Yes"] How long were you in that job or career? (YRSSECJB)
TOTAL%
1) 31.0
2) 186.0
3) 3311.0
4) 279.0
5) 3311.0
6) 113.7
7) 206.7
8) 134.3
9) 51.7
10) 4013.3
11) 41.3
12) 124.0
13) 51.7
14) 51.7
15) 93.0
16) 41.3
17) 51.7
18) 72.3
19) 62.0
20) 144.7
22) 31.0
23) 31.0
24) 10.3
25) 62.0
26) 10.3
27) 10.3
28) 10.3
29) 10.3
30) 41.3
33) 10.3
39) 10.3
40) 31.0
Missing578 
TOTAL300100.0
80) If no, bachelor's degree (BA)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked86899.4
1) Checked50.6
Missing5 
TOTAL873100.0
81) In what year did you receive your B.D. or M.Div. Degree? (YRBDMDIV)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL8661973.77710
82) What school awarded this degree? (SCHOOLBD)
TOTAL%
1) A Presbyterian related school22125.5
2) Another church-related college or university17620.3
3) Other college or university46854.1
Missing13 
TOTAL865100.0
83) From what school did you receive your B.D. degree? (NAMEBD)
TOTAL%
51) Nazarene1100.0
Missing877 
TOTAL1100.0
84) From what school did you receive your M.Div. degree? (NAMEMD)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL86750.4225
85) In what year did you receive your M.Div. or B.D. degree? (YRMD)
TOTAL%
1952) 10.1
1954) 10.1
1955) 10.1
1957) 30.3
1958) 10.1
1959) 30.3
1960) 40.5
1961) 70.8
1962) 101.2
1963) 101.2
1964) 60.7
1965) 222.6
1966) 141.6
1967) 192.2
1968) 172.0
1969) 161.9
1970) 192.2
1971) 313.6
1972) 283.3
1973) 192.2
1974) 151.7
1975) 222.6
1976) 222.6
1977) 293.4
1978) 202.3
1979) 364.2
1980) 283.3
1981) 192.2
1982) 333.8
1983) 273.1
1984) 212.4
1985) 283.3
1986) 242.8
1987) 293.4
1988) 293.4
1989) 273.1
1990) 192.2
1991) 202.3
1992) 151.7
1993) 222.6
1994) 101.2
1995) 232.7
1996) 273.1
1997) 222.6
1998) 222.6
1999) 141.6
2000) 161.9
2001) 91.0
Missing18 
TOTAL860100.0
86) If no other grad degrees (GRAD)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked61170.0
1) Checked26230.0
Missing5 
TOTAL873100.0
87) 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 checked86499.1
1) Checked80.9
Missing6 
TOTAL872100.0
88) In what year did you receive your M.C.E./M.R.E. degree? (YRMCEMRE)
TOTAL%
1962) 111.1
1966) 111.1
1970) 111.1
1979) 111.1
1983) 111.1
1988) 111.1
1993) 111.1
1995) 222.2
Missing869 
TOTAL9100.0
89) What school awarded the M.C.E./M.R.E. degree? (NAMEMCE)
TOTAL%
36) Iliff111.1
45) McCormick111.1
63) Pittsburgh Theological Seminary111.1
64) Union Theological Seminary & Presbyterian School of Christian Education (Union-PSCE) in Richmond111.1
66) Reformed111.1
78) Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology at Virginia Union University222.2
98) Union111.1
99) Other111.1
Missing869 
TOTAL9100.0
90) Indicate any other graduate degrees you have earned in theology, Christian education, or religion: M.A. (MA)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked83695.8
1) Checked374.2
Missing5 
TOTAL873100.0
91) In what year did you receive your M.A. degree? (YRRCVMA)
TOTAL%
1962) 12.7
1965) 12.7
1967) 12.7
1968) 12.7
1969) 12.7
1972) 513.5
1975) 25.4
1976) 38.1
1978) 12.7
1979) 12.7
1980) 12.7
1981) 12.7
1984) 12.7
1985) 38.1
1986) 12.7
1987) 25.4
1988) 25.4
1989) 25.4
1991) 12.7
1992) 12.7
1993) 12.7
1997) 25.4
1998) 25.4
Missing841 
TOTAL37100.0
92) What school awarded the M.A. degree? (NAMEMA)
TOTAL%
8) Bethel12.9
13) University of Chicago Divinity25.7
16) Claremont25.7
18) Columbia12.9
22) Dubuque25.7
30) Fuller12.9
50) Moravian12.9
52) New Brunswick12.9
64) Union Theological Seminary & Presbyterian School of Christian Education (Union-PSCE) in Richmond12.9
65) Princeton25.7
68) San Francisco25.7
70) St Johns12.9
78) Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology at Virginia Union University38.6
88) Yale25.7
98) Union12.9
99) Other1234.3
Missing843 
TOTAL35100.0
93) Indicate any other graduate degrees you have earned in theology, Christian education, or religion: Th.M./S.T.M. (THM-STM)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked81693.5
1) Checked576.5
Missing5 
TOTAL873100.0
94) In what year did you receive your Th.M./S.T.M. degree? (YRTHMSTM)
TOTAL%
1957) 11.8
1958) 11.8
1964) 11.8
1965) 11.8
1967) 35.5
1968) 23.6
1969) 23.6
1970) 35.5
1971) 23.6
1972) 35.5
1973) 11.8
1974) 11.8
1975) 35.5
1977) 11.8
1978) 11.8
1979) 23.6
1980) 11.8
1981) 23.6
1983) 23.6
1985) 11.8
1986) 11.8
1987) 23.6
1988) 11.8
1989) 35.5
1990) 11.8
1991) 11.8
1993) 610.9
1994) 35.5
1996) 11.8
1997) 11.8
2000) 11.8
Missing823 
TOTAL55100.0
95) What school awarded the Th.M./S.T.M. degree? (NTHM-STM)
TOTAL%
18) Columbia59.4
22) Dubuque11.9
23) Duke University11.9
25) Eden11.9
30) Fuller11.9
34) Harvard University11.9
45) McCormick35.7
53) New York11.9
63) Pittsburgh Theological Seminary59.4
65) Princeton2139.6
68) San Francisco11.9
69) Southern Baptist11.9
75) Union-Auburn23.8
78) Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology at Virginia Union University23.8
88) Yale23.8
99) Other59.4
Missing825 
TOTAL53100.0
96) Indicate any other graduate degrees you have earned in theology, Christian education, or religion: D.Min. (DMIN)
TOTAL%
0) No checked67577.3
1) Checked19822.7
Missing5 
TOTAL873100.0
97) In what year did you receive your D.Min. degree? (YRDMIN)
TOTAL%
1971) 10.5
1972) 10.5
1973) 21.0
1974) 10.5
1975) 42.1
1976) 73.6
1977) 84.2
1978) 52.6
1979) 42.1
1980) 42.1
1981) 63.1
1982) 52.6
1983) 84.2
1984) 94.7
1985) 84.2
1986) 73.6
1987) 63.1
1988) 115.7
1989) 73.6
1990) 31.6
1991) 94.7
1992) 63.1
1993) 63.1
1994) 94.7
1995) 63.1
1996) 147.3
1997) 73.6
1998) 63.1
1999) 31.6
2000) 52.6
2001) 42.1
2002) 94.7
2004) 10.5
Missing686 
TOTAL192100.0
98) What school awarded the D.Min. degree? (NAMEDMIN)
TOTAL%
2) Andover Newton10.5
5) Austin105.3
8) Bethel21.1
14) Chicago Theol10.5
16) Claremont10.5
18) Columbia147.5
21) Drew31.6
22) Dubuque21.1
24) Eastern Baptist42.1
25) Eden42.1
30) Fuller147.5
33) Gordon Conwell52.7
41) Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary52.7
43) Lutheran PA10.5
45) McCormick4323.0
53) New York10.5
61) Perkins10.5
62) Phillips10.5
63) Pittsburgh Theological Seminary147.5
65) Princeton63.2
66) Reformed10.5
68) San Francisco126.4
72) St. Paul10.5
74) Trinity Evangelical10.5
76) United Theological Seminary, Dayton10.5
78) Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology at Virginia Union University1910.2
81) Vanderbilt21.1
83) Wesley10.5
98) Union52.7
99) Other115.9
Missing691 
TOTAL187100.0
99) Indicate any other graduate degrees you have earned in theology, Christian education, or religion: Ph.D./S.T.D./Th.D. (PHD-STD)
TOTAL%
0) No checked81693.5
1) Checked576.5
Missing5 
TOTAL873100.0
100) In what year did you receive your Ph.D./S.T.D./Th.D. degree? (YRPHD)
TOTAL%
1962) 11.8
1963) 11.8
1965) 23.6
1968) 23.6
1969) 11.8
1970) 23.6
1971) 11.8
1973) 23.6
1974) 35.4
1975) 11.8
1977) 11.8
1979) 11.8
1980) 35.4
1981) 11.8
1982) 11.8
1983) 23.6
1984) 11.8
1985) 47.1
1986) 47.1
1988) 11.8
1989) 11.8
1990) 11.8
1991) 11.8
1992) 11.8
1993) 11.8
1994) 23.6
1995) 35.4
1996) 11.8
1997) 11.8
1998) 11.8
1999) 11.8
2000) 23.6
2001) 35.4
2002) 11.8
2003) 11.8
Missing822 
TOTAL56100.0
101) What school awarded the Ph.D./S.T.D/Th.D. degree? (NAMEPHD)
TOTAL%
13) University of Chicago Divinity11.8
16) Claremont47.0
21) Drew23.5
23) Duke University11.8
28) Evangelical Puerto Rico11.8
30) Fuller11.8
34) Harvard University23.5
41) Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary11.8
63) Pittsburgh Theological Seminary35.3
65) Princeton712.3
68) San Francisco11.8
73) Trinity Lutheran11.8
78) Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology at Virginia Union University35.3
81) Vanderbilt11.8
88) Yale11.8
98) Union23.5
99) Other2543.9
Missing821 
TOTAL57100.0
102) Indicate any other graduate degrees you have earned in theology, Christian education, or religion: Other degree (OTHER)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked84496.7
1) Checked293.3
Missing5 
TOTAL873100.0
103) In what year did you receive your other degree? (YROTHER)
TOTAL%
1969) 14.3
1970) 14.3
1971) 14.3
1972) 28.7
1973) 28.7
1975) 14.3
1976) 14.3
1977) 14.3
1978) 14.3
1992) 14.3
1993) 28.7
1994) 14.3
1995) 14.3
1998) 28.7
2000) 14.3
2001) 313.0
2002) 14.3
Missing855 
TOTAL23100.0
104) What school awarded the other degree? (NAMEOTHR)
TOTAL%
22) Dubuque14.3
39) Lancaster14.3
42) Luther Seminary in St. Paul14.3
63) Pittsburgh Theological Seminary28.7
65) Princeton28.7
68) San Francisco313.0
99) Other1356.5
Missing855 
TOTAL23100.0
105) List any other graduate degrees you have earned. (OTHGRD1)
TOTAL%
1) Bachelor's Degree32.1
2) Master's Degree11985.0
3) Doctoral Degree128.6
4) Other64.3
Missing738 
TOTAL140100.0
106) List any other graduate degrees you have earned: Year degree received (OTHGRD1Y)
TOTAL%
1952) 10.7
1953) 21.4
1959) 21.4
1963) 10.7
1964) 21.4
1967) 32.1
1968) 32.1
1969) 64.2
1970) 53.5
1971) 21.4
1972) 53.5
1973) 53.5
1974) 42.8
1975) 85.6
1976) 74.9
1977) 42.8
1978) 107.0
1979) 53.5
1980) 53.5
1981) 53.5
1982) 21.4
1983) 32.1
1984) 42.8
1985) 10.7
1986) 53.5
1987) 53.5
1989) 42.8
1990) 53.5
1991) 32.1
1992) 74.9
1993) 53.5
1994) 53.5
1995) 21.4
1996) 10.7
1997) 21.4
1998) 10.7
2001) 10.7
2002) 10.7
Missing736 
TOTAL142100.0
107) List any other graduate degrees you have earned: Graduate degree received (OTHGRD1M)
TOTAL%
1) Business1712.9
2) Education118.3
3) English/Languages75.3
4) Fine Arts/Music53.8
5) Journalism/Communication21.5
6) Medical/Health2317.4
7) Natural Science/Engineering/Math/Computers118.3
8) Philosophy-Religion-Theo10.8
9) Social Science-History3526.5
10) Other2015.2
Missing746 
TOTAL132100.0
108) List any other graduate degrees you have earned: Indicate other schools you received your degree from. (OTHGRD1S)
TOTAL%
99) Other11100.0
Missing867 
TOTAL11100.0
109) List any other graduate degrees you have earned. (OTHGRD2)
TOTAL%
1) Bachelor's Degree15.6
2) Master's Degree844.4
3) Doctoral Degree738.9
4) Other211.1
Missing860 
TOTAL18100.0
110) List any other graduate degrees you have earned: Year degree received (OTHGRD2Y)
TOTAL%
1956) 15.3
1971) 15.3
1975) 15.3
1976) 210.5
1980) 315.8
1982) 210.5
1983) 15.3
1985) 15.3
1986) 210.5
1988) 210.5
1994) 15.3
1995) 15.3
1997) 15.3
Missing859 
TOTAL19100.0
111) List any other graduate degrees you have earned: Graduate degree received (OTHGRD2M)
TOTAL%
1) Business15.6
2) Education211.1
3) English/Languages15.6
4) Fine Arts/Music211.1
5) Journalism/Communication15.6
6) Medical/Health211.1
7) Natural Science/Engineering/Math/Computers15.6
9) Social Science-History527.8
10) Other316.7
Missing860 
TOTAL18100.0
112) Which category describes your current paid employment? (check all that apply): pastor, co-pastor, associate, or other pastor in a congregation (PASTOR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked21224.3
1) Checked66175.7
Missing5 
TOTAL873100.0
113) Which category describes your current paid employment? (check all that apply): Other position in congregation (POSITION)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked83996.1
1) Checked343.9
Missing5 
TOTAL873100.0
114) Which category describes your current paid employment? (check all that apply): Non-parish Job or ministry (NONPARSH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked69479.5
1) Checked17920.5
Missing5 
TOTAL873100.0
115) Which category describes your current paid employment? (check all that apply): Unemployed (PUNEMP)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked85097.4
1) Checked232.6
Missing5 
TOTAL873100.0
116) Which category describes your current paid employment? (check all that apply): Retired from active ministry (RETIRE)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked84997.3
1) Checked242.7
Missing5 
TOTAL873100.0
117) Do you consider yourself a full-time or a part-time parish pastor? (FULLPART)
TOTAL%
1) Full time57384.8
2) Part time10315.2
Missing202 
TOTAL676100.0
118) [If NOPARJOB = "part-time"] Specify hours per week: (HOURS)
TOTAL%
1) 22.0
2) 11.0
5) 33.0
6) 33.0
7) 11.0
8) 33.0
9) 11.0
10) 1212.0
15) 1010.0
16) 11.0
17) 11.0
18) 11.0
20) 1717.0
22) 11.0
23) 22.0
25) 1414.0
27) 11.0
28) 11.0
30) 1212.0
35) 33.0
36) 22.0
37) 22.0
40) 33.0
43) 11.0
50) 11.0
60) 11.0
Missing778 
TOTAL100100.0
119) What position do you have in a congregation (check all that apply): Solo Pastor (SOLO)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked51859.3
1) Checked35540.7
Missing5 
TOTAL873100.0
120) Which category describes your current paid employment? (check all that apply): Senior Pastor (SENIOR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked72182.6
1) Checked15217.4
Missing5 
TOTAL873100.0
121) Which category describes your current paid employment? (check all that apply): Associate Pastor (ASSO)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked78089.3
1) Checked9310.7
Missing5 
TOTAL873100.0
122) Which category describes your current paid employment? (check all that apply): Co-pastor (COPASTOR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked84296.4
1) Checked313.6
Missing5 
TOTAL873100.0
123) Which category describes your current paid employment? (check all that apply): Stated or Temp supply (TEMP)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked82894.8
1) Checked455.2
Missing5 
TOTAL873100.0
124) Which category describes your current paid employment? (check all that apply): Designated pastor (DESIGNAT)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked86899.4
1) Checked50.6
Missing5 
TOTAL873100.0
125) Which category describes your current paid employment? (check all that apply): Interim pastor (INTERMIN)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked82294.2
1) Checked515.8
Missing5 
TOTAL873100.0
126) Which category describes your current paid employment? (check all that apply): Tentmaker (TENTMAKE)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked86198.6
1) Checked121.4
Missing5 
TOTAL873100.0
127) Which category describes your current paid employment? (check all that apply): Paid parish associate (PAID)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked85397.7
1) Checked202.3
Missing5 
TOTAL873100.0
128) Which category describes your current paid employment? (check all that apply): Other (OTHER2)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked84296.4
1) Checked313.6
Missing5 
TOTAL873100.0
129) How many congregations do you currently serve as pastor? (Include here congregations you are serving as stated or temporary supply.) (CONGREG)
TOTAL%
1) One64094.4
2) Two or more yoked congregations284.1
3) Two or more non-yoked congregations101.5
Missing200 
TOTAL678100.0
130) [If CONGREG = "two or more"] How many? (MANY)
TOTAL%
2) 23284.2
3) 312.6
4) 412.6
5) 525.3
6) 625.3
Missing840 
TOTAL38100.0
131) What is the approximate membership of the congregation(s) you serve (Write the combined membership if you serve two or more). (MEMBER)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL663441.587682
132) 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-time14867.0
2) Part-time7333.0
Missing657 
TOTAL221100.0
133) [If NOPARJOB = "part-time"] Specify hours per week: (HOURS2)
TOTAL%
0) 22.7
1) 34.1
2) 45.5
3) 22.7
4) 34.1
5) 22.7
6) 11.4
8) 45.5
10) 1115.1
11) 11.4
12) 34.1
14) 11.4
15) 56.8
16) 22.7
20) 1419.2
24) 45.5
25) 22.7
30) 45.5
32) 11.4
40) 22.7
50) 22.7
Missing805 
TOTAL73100.0
134) What type of non-parish/non-pastoral job or ministry do you currently have?: Faculty/staff at education institute (STAFF)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked82394.3
1) Checked505.7
Missing5 
TOTAL873100.0
135) What type of non-parish/non-pastoral job or ministry do you currently have?: Chaplain (CHAPLAIN)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked81893.7
1) Checked556.3
Missing5 
TOTAL873100.0
136) What type of non-parish/non-pastoral job or ministry do you currently have?: Staff or mid-sized government body staff (NATFSTAF)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked83695.8
1) Checked374.2
Missing5 
TOTAL873100.0
137) What type of non-parish/non-pastoral job or ministry do you currently have?: Staff of an ecumenical or non-denominational agency (ECUMEA)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked86398.9
1) Checked101.1
Missing5 
TOTAL873100.0
138) What type of non-parish/non-pastoral job or ministry do you currently have?: Professional pastoral counselor (PROFCOUN)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked86398.9
1) Checked101.1
Missing5 
TOTAL873100.0
139) What type of non-parish/non-pastoral job or ministry do you currently have?: Other employment (OTHEMPLY)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked78890.3
1) Checked859.7
Missing5 
TOTAL873100.0
140) For what type of institution do you work?: Military (MILITARY)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked87099.7
1) Checked30.3
Missing5 
TOTAL873100.0
141) For what type of institution do you work?: Civilian government (CIVLGOVT)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked86098.5
1) Checked131.5
Missing5 
TOTAL873100.0
142) For what type of institution do you work?: Elementary, middle, high school (ELEM)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked86799.3
1) Checked60.7
Missing5 
TOTAL873100.0
143) For what type of institution do you work?: College or university (COLLEGE)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked83395.4
1) Checked404.6
Missing5 
TOTAL873100.0
144) For what type of institution do you work?: Seminary or other theology school (SEMINARY)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked85597.9
1) Checked182.1
Missing5 
TOTAL873100.0
145) For what type of institution do you work?: Hospital or other medical facility (HOSPITAL)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked83495.5
1) Checked394.5
Missing5 
TOTAL873100.0
146) For what type of institution do you work?: Church/religious body (CHURCH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked80892.6
1) Checked657.4
Missing5 
TOTAL873100.0
147) For what type of institution do you work?: Other non-profit organization (NOPROFIT)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked84496.7
1) Checked293.3
Missing5 
TOTAL873100.0
148) For what type of institution do you work?: For-profit business (FORPROF)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked85898.3
1) Checked151.7
Missing5 
TOTAL873100.0
149) For what type of institution do you work?: Other (OTHER3)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked84196.3
1) Checked323.7
Missing5 
TOTAL873100.0
150) Is this organization affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A)? (PCUSA)
TOTAL%
1) Yes9543.4
2) No12456.6
Missing659 
TOTAL219100.0
151) How old were you when you decided God was calling you into ministry? (AGEGOD)
TOTAL%
2) 10.1
4) 20.2
5) 40.5
6) 20.2
7) 30.3
8) 70.8
9) 60.7
10) 60.7
11) 91.0
12) 202.3
13) 151.7
14) 222.5
15) 192.2
16) 515.9
17) 424.9
18) 495.7
19) 526.0
20) 10812.5
21) 728.3
22) 556.4
23) 343.9
24) 252.9
25) 394.5
26) 141.6
27) 212.4
28) 172.0
29) 60.7
30) 172.0
31) 111.3
32) 50.6
33) 131.5
34) 101.2
35) 121.4
36) 101.2
37) 60.7
38) 60.7
39) 60.7
40) 172.0
41) 60.7
42) 20.2
43) 80.9
44) 30.3
45) 111.3
46) 40.5
47) 10.1
49) 20.2
50) 50.6
51) 30.3
57) 20.2
60) 20.2
Missing15 
TOTAL863100.0
152) Size of congregation you belong to at that time? (SIZE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL854809.9031105
153) How important was that congregation in your overall discernment of a call? (IMPTCALL)
TOTAL%
1) Very important36442.2
2) Important31836.9
3) Not very important13215.3
4) Not at all important485.6
Missing16 
TOTAL862100.0
154) [If IMPTCALL = "very important" or "important"] What person/feature there most influenced your sense of call? (INFLUEN)
TOTAL%
1) Pastor34245.8
2) Other staff person618.2
3) Lay leader658.7
4) Other member253.4
5) Congregational program-activity9412.6
6) Worship334.4
7) Overall culture or feel12616.9
Missing132 
TOTAL746100.0
155) Was this the same congregation you were raised in? (RAISED)
TOTAL%
1) Yes47054.7
2) No38945.3
Missing19 
TOTAL859100.0
156) [If RAISED = "No"] How large was the congregation you grew up in? (RAISED2)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL322799.7081603
157) How old were you when you first began attending a Presbyterian church? (AGEPCUSE)
TOTAL%
0) 27531.8
1) 809.2
2) 273.1
3) 273.1
4) 263.0
5) 333.8
6) 212.4
7) 101.2
8) 161.8
9) 111.3
10) 232.7
11) 40.5
12) 172.0
13) 121.4
14) 111.3
15) 101.2
16) 111.3
17) 131.5
18) 242.8
19) 151.7
20) 202.3
21) 222.5
22) 232.7
23) 151.7
24) 182.1
25) 222.5
26) 121.4
27) 101.2
28) 60.7
29) 50.6
30) 121.4
31) 20.2
32) 40.5
34) 20.2
35) 70.8
36) 40.5
37) 10.1
38) 10.1
40) 30.3
41) 10.1
44) 10.1
45) 20.2
46) 20.2
48) 10.1
49) 10.1
50) 10.1
56) 10.1
59) 10.1
Missing12 
TOTAL866100.0
158) 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) Baptist647.4
2) Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)101.2
3) Episcopal101.2
4) Lutheran222.6
5) Methodist596.8
6) Presbyterian53862.4
7) Other Presbyterian141.6
8) Reformed141.6
9) Roman Catholic273.1
10) UCC242.8
11) Independent or Non-denominational172.0
12) Other566.5
13) None70.8
Missing16 
TOTAL862100.0
159) Which of the following terms best describes your current stand on theological issues? (ISSUES)
TOTAL%
1) Very conservative354.1
2) Conservative21024.3
3) Moderate32838.0
4) Liberal22826.4
5) Very liberal627.2
6) Varies10.1
Missing14 
TOTAL864100.0
160) Which statement comes closest to your view of the Bible? (BIBLE)
TOTAL%
1) The Bible is the word of God, to be taken literally word for word293.3
2) The Bible is the word of God, to be interpreted in the light of its historical and cultural context48455.7
3) The Bible is the word of God, to be interpreted in the light of its historical context and the Church's teachings28332.6
4) The Bible is not the word of God, but contains God's word to us718.2
5) The Bible is not the word of God but is a valuable book20.2
Missing9 
TOTAL869100.0
161) 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 world161.9
2) Is a true account of how God created the world43552.9
3) Reflects human feelings about how the world might have been created37245.2
Missing55 
TOTAL823100.0
162) 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 agree141.6
2) Agree556.4
3) Not sure384.4
4) Disagree47054.3
5) Strongly disagree28833.3
Missing13 
TOTAL865100.0
163) 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 agree121.4
2) Agree718.2
3) Not sure637.3
4) Disagree36542.3
5) Strongly disagree35140.7
Missing16 
TOTAL862100.0
164) 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 agree64775.2
2) Agree17420.2
3) Not sure333.8
4) Disagree30.3
5) Strongly disagree30.3
Missing18 
TOTAL860100.0
165) 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 agree34640.7
2) Agree22726.7
3) Not sure657.6
4) Disagree16319.2
5) Strongly disagree505.9
Missing27 
TOTAL851100.0
166) 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 agree14617.0
2) Agree13215.4
3) Not sure14917.4
4) Disagree25730.0
5) Strongly disagree17420.3
Missing20 
TOTAL858100.0
167) 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 agree47154.2
2) Agree38344.1
3) Not sure80.9
4) Disagree60.7
5) Strongly disagree10.1
Missing9 
TOTAL869100.0
168) 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 agree38644.8
2) Agree26130.3
3) Not sure15217.6
4) Disagree414.8
5) Strongly disagree222.6
Missing16 
TOTAL862100.0
169) 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 agree25529.6
2) Agree22426.0
3) Not sure14316.6
4) Disagree15417.9
5) Strongly disagree859.9
Missing17 
TOTAL861100.0
170) 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 agree28733.4
2) Agree24528.5
3) Not sure17320.1
4) Disagree9410.9
5) Strongly disagree617.1
Missing18 
TOTAL860100.0
171) Approximately how frequently do you engage in the following activities?: Read the Bible privately (BIBLEPRI)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/almost daily41848.1
2) Several times a week29834.3
3) Weekly9611.0
4) Several times a month343.9
5) Once a month91.0
6) Several times a year131.5
7) Once a year or less10.1
Missing9 
TOTAL869100.0
172) Approximately how frequently do you engage in the following activities?: Read Bible with family or friends (TOGETHER)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/almost daily596.9
2) Several times a week18821.9
3) Weekly29334.1
4) Several times a month9711.3
5) Once a month546.3
6) Several times a year9811.4
7) Once a year or less283.3
8) Never435.0
Missing18 
TOTAL860100.0
173) Approximately how frequently do you engage in the following activities?: Attend a Bible study group (STDYGRP)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/almost daily131.5
2) Several times a week11913.9
3) Weekly38444.9
4) Several times a month8710.2
5) Once a month536.2
6) Several times a year11113.0
7) Once a year or less333.9
8) Never566.5
Missing22 
TOTAL856100.0
174) Approximately how frequently do you engage in the following activities?: Pray privately (PRAYPRI)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/almost daily73985.4
2) Several times a week9811.3
3) Weekly141.6
4) Several times a month80.9
5) Once a month20.2
6) Several times a year30.3
7) Once a year or less10.1
Missing13 
TOTAL865100.0
175) Approximately how frequently do you engage in the following activities?: Pray with family or friends (PRYTOGET)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/almost daily39545.7
2) Several times a week26330.4
3) Weekly10211.8
4) Several times a month485.5
5) Once a month172.0
6) Several times a year283.2
7) Once a year or less30.3
8) Never91.0
Missing13 
TOTAL865100.0
176) Approximately how frequently do you engage in the following activities?: Attend a prayer group (PRAYGRP)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/almost daily222.6
2) Several times a week627.3
3) Weekly24628.8
4) Several times a month839.7
5) Once a month8710.2
6) Several times a year12714.9
7) Once a year or less799.3
8) Never14817.3
Missing24 
TOTAL854100.0
177) Respondent's sex (SEX)
TOTAL%
1) Female22826.2
2) Male64273.8
Missing8 
TOTAL870100.0
178) Respondent's age (AGE)
TOTAL%
26) 10.1
27) 40.5
28) 10.1
29) 30.3
30) 40.5
31) 101.1
32) 91.0
33) 60.7
34) 60.7
35) 101.1
36) 60.7
37) 91.0
38) 212.4
39) 161.8
40) 151.7
41) 151.7
42) 141.6
43) 202.3
44) 202.3
45) 293.3
46) 343.9
47) 263.0
48) 343.9
49) 323.7
50) 293.3
51) 293.3
52) 364.1
53) 384.4
54) 313.6
55) 536.1
56) 475.4
57) 303.4
58) 263.0
59) 313.6
60) 343.9
61) 182.1
62) 323.7
63) 182.1
64) 222.5
65) 151.7
66) 101.1
67) 70.8
68) 70.8
70) 30.3
71) 40.5
72) 10.1
74) 10.1
75) 20.2
80) 10.1
Missing8 
TOTAL870100.0
179) 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 farm445.1
2) On a farm30.3
3) In a small city or town (under 50,000)29734.4
4) In a medium-size city (50,000–250,000)13615.7
5) In a suburb near a medium-size city667.6
6) In a large city (over 250,000)13415.5
7) In a suburb near a large city18421.3
Missing14 
TOTAL864100.0
180) What is your present marital status? (MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Married75687.0
2) Not married11313.0
Missing9 
TOTAL869100.0
181) If not currently married, have you ever been married? (MARRY)
TOTAL%
1) Never married5044.6
2) Yes, am now widowed65.4
3) Yes, am now divorced5448.2
4) Yes, am both widowed and divorced21.8
Missing766 
TOTAL112100.0
182) If married, what is the highest level of education completed by your spouse? (SEDU)
TOTAL%
3) Some high school10.1
4) High school diploma172.3
5) Some college7610.1
6) Graduated from college20126.8
7) Some grad work8511.3
8) Grad degree37049.3
Missing128 
TOTAL750100.0
183) If not currently married, have you ever been married? (PREMARRY)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, was widowed101.3
2) Yes, was divorced12115.9
3) Both widowed & divorced10.1
4) No62882.6
Missing118 
TOTAL760100.0
184) Is your husband or wife an ordained minister? (SMINISTR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes11815.5
2) No64284.5
Missing118 
TOTAL760100.0
185) Please indicate your spouse's employment status: Full-time (SFULL)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked49957.2
1) Checked37442.8
Missing5 
TOTAL873100.0
186) Please indicate your spouse's employment status: Part-employed (SPART)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked69679.7
1) Checked17720.3
Missing5 
TOTAL873100.0
187) Please indicate your spouse's employment status: Self-employed (SSELF)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked81493.2
1) Checked596.8
Missing5 
TOTAL873100.0
188) Please indicate your spouse's employment status: Unemployed (UNEMPLOY)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked84296.4
1) Checked313.6
Missing5 
TOTAL873100.0
189) Please indicate your spouse's employment status: Retired (SRETIRED)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked81893.7
1) Checked556.3
Missing5 
TOTAL873100.0
190) Please indicate your spouse's employment status: Full-time homemaker (SHOMEMAK)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked80091.6
1) Checked738.4
Missing5 
TOTAL873100.0
191) Please indicate your spouse's employment status: Student (SSTUDENT)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked85998.4
1) Checked141.6
Missing5 
TOTAL873100.0
192) Please indicate your spouse's employment status: Other (SOTHER)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked84296.4
1) Checked313.6
Missing5 
TOTAL873100.0
193) If your husband or wife is: employed full-time, part-time, or self-employed, please indicate the average hours worked per week over the last year (SHRWK)
TOTAL%
0) 020.3
4) 430.5
5) 530.5
6) 620.3
7) 720.3
8) 871.2
10) 10162.7
12) 1250.8
14) 1420.3
15) 15244.0
16) 1661.0
18) 1820.3
20) 20284.7
21) 2110.2
22) 2230.5
23) 2310.2
24) 24101.7
25) 25244.0
26) 2620.3
27) 2720.3
28) 2820.3
30) 30396.5
32) 3240.7
35) 35213.5
36) 3650.8
37) 3730.5
38) 3871.2
40) 4015225.4
42) 4230.5
43) 4320.3
44) 4440.7
45) 45406.7
46) 4610.2
47) 4720.3
48) 4840.7
50) 508313.9
52) 5210.2
53) 5310.2
54) 5410.2
55) 55203.3
58) 5810.2
60) 60437.2
65) 6530.5
70) 7050.8
73) 7310.2
75) 7510.2
80) 8020.3
99) 99 Hours or more20.3
Missing280 
TOTAL598100.0
194) 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). (SFAITH)
TOTAL%
1) Baptist7910.5
2) Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)121.6
3) Episcopalian304.0
4) Lutheran415.4
5) Methodist8611.4
6) Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), PCUS, UPCUSA, or UPCNA32643.2
7) Other Presbyterian20.3
8) Reformed111.5
9) Roman Catholic749.8
10) UCC (United Church of Christ/Congregational)222.9
11) Independent or non-denominational111.5
12) None91.2
13) Other526.9
Missing123 
TOTAL755100.0
195) 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) Baptist30.4
2) Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)20.3
3) Episcopalian60.8
4) Lutheran20.3
5) Methodist60.8
6) Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), PCUS, UPCUSA, or UPCNA69093.2
7) Other Presbyterian10.1
8) Reformed10.1
9) Roman Catholic101.4
10) UCC (United Church of Christ/Congregational)50.7
11) Independent or non-denominational10.1
12) None40.5
13) Other91.2
Missing138 
TOTAL740100.0
196) How many children do you have? Include any legally adopted children; exclude stepchildren unless legally adopted (CHILDREN)
TOTAL%
0) None12514.4
1) 111613.4
2) 237042.7
3) 317520.2
4) 4576.6
5) 5172.0
6) 640.5
7) 720.2
8) 810.1
Missing11 
TOTAL867100.0
197) Do you currently live in a manse or other housing provided by your congregation? (MANSE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes18821.6
2) No68278.4
Missing8 
TOTAL870100.0
198) 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) I live alone.758.6
2) Two of us41047.2
3) Three of us15217.5
4) Four of us15317.6
5) Five of us627.1
6) Six of us141.6
7) Seven or more of us30.3
Missing9 
TOTAL869100.0
199) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are: under 6 years of age? (AGE6)
TOTAL%
0) None21068.6
1) 17022.9
2) 2247.8
3) 320.7
Missing572 
TOTAL306100.0
200) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are: 6-12 years of age? (AGE12)
TOTAL%
0) None19953.9
1) 110528.5
2) 25615.2
3) 382.2
4) 410.3
Missing509 
TOTAL369100.0
201) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are: 13-17 years of age? (AGE17)
TOTAL%
0) None18848.8
1) 114236.9
2) 25213.5
3) 330.8
Missing493 
TOTAL385100.0
202) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are: 18-24 years of age? (AGE24)
TOTAL%
0) None19871.5
1) 16523.5
2) 2114.0
3) 331.1
Missing601 
TOTAL277100.0
203) 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) 19711.3
2) 271383.4
3) 3364.2
4) 450.6
6) 610.1
7) 710.1
8) 810.1
Missing23 
TOTAL855100.0
204) 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 alone687.9
2) A single parent, living with one or more children232.7
3) A married couple, no children in household37042.7
4) A married couple, living with one or more children35641.1
5) Some other arrangement495.7
Missing12 
TOTAL866100.0
205) Generally speaking, do you think of yourself as a Democrat, Independent, Republican or other? (POLITIC)
TOTAL%
1) Democrat45953.1
2) Independent15918.4
3) Republican22225.7
4) Other252.9
Missing13 
TOTAL865100.0
206) 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-$14,99920.2
3) $15,000-$19,99920.2
4) $20,000-$29,999252.9
5) $30,000-$39,999748.7
6) $40,000-$49,99910912.7
7) $50,000-$59,99912714.9
8) $60,000-$69,9999811.5
9) $70,000-$79,99910412.2
10) $80,000-$89,999789.1
11) $90,000-$99,999728.4
12) $100,000-$124,9999711.3
13) $125,000-$149,999252.9
14) $150,000 or more414.8
Missing23 
TOTAL855100.0
207) What is your race or origin? (check all that apply): white or Caucasian (RACE)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked374.2
1) Checked83695.8
Missing5 
TOTAL873100.0
208) What is your race or origin? (check all that apply): black or African American (RACE2)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked86499.0
1) Checked91.0
Missing5 
TOTAL873100.0
209) What is your race or origin? (check all that apply): Indian (American) or Alaska Native (RACE3)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked86298.7
1) Checked111.3
Missing5 
TOTAL873100.0
210) What is your race or origin? (check all that apply): Asian or Pacific Islander (RACE4)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked85698.1
1) Checked171.9
Missing5 
TOTAL873100.0
211) What is your race or origin? (check all that apply): Hispanic, Latino/a, Spanish origin (RACE5)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked86599.1
1) Checked80.9
Missing5 
TOTAL873100.0
212) What is your race or origin? (check all that apply): some other race (RACE6)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked86699.2
1) Checked70.8
Missing5 
TOTAL873100.0
213) 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) Yes84297.1
2) No252.9
Missing11 
TOTAL867100.0
214) Write your best estimate of the amount given to regular giving (AMTGIVE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL7955473.48635670
215) 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) Yes32138.9
2) No50561.1
Missing52 
TOTAL826100.0
216) Write your best estimate of the amount given to special capital campaign (SPECIALG)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL3274319.59955263
217) During the last 12 months, did you or other family members in your household contribute any money 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) Yes69882.6
2) No14717.4
Missing33 
TOTAL845100.0
218) Write your best estimate of the amount given to special appeal (AMTSPEC)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL6633410.35754869
219) Did you contribute to religious causes outside the PCUSA? (OUTPCUSA)
TOTAL%
1) Yes54965.4
2) No29034.6
Missing39 
TOTAL839100.0
220) Write your best estimate of the amount given to all religious causes (ALLCAUSE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL5371224.5774700
221) During the last 12 months, did you or other family members in your household contribute any money to non–religious charities, community organizations, or social causes? (NONRELIG)
TOTAL%
1) Yes75388.0
2) No10312.0
Missing22 
TOTAL856100.0
222) Amount contributed to non-religious charities (AMTNOREL)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL7223720.09352826
223) Survey Form (FORM)
TOTAL%
1) Paper78690.0
2) Web8710.0
Missing5 
TOTAL873100.0
224) Past Pastor (PPASTOR)
TOTAL%
0) Non-pastor27331.3
1) Pastor60068.7
Missing5 
TOTAL873100.0
225) Sample (SAMPLE)
TOTAL%
3) Pastors60068.7
4) Specialized clergy27331.3
Missing5 
TOTAL873100.0
226) State (STATE)
227) Region (REGION)
TOTAL%
1) Northeast17319.8
2) Midwest22525.8
3) South30635.1
4) West16819.3
Missing6 
TOTAL872100.0
228) I-AGE: Age (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-AGE)
TOTAL%
1) Less than 4010612.2
2) 40-4923927.5
3) 50-6447454.5
4) 65+515.9
Missing8 
TOTAL870100.0
229) I-SEX: Sex (for use with online analysis) (I-SEX)
TOTAL%
1) Female22826.2
2) Male64273.8
Missing8 
TOTAL870100.0
230) 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 $20,00020824.5
2) $20K-$49,99947956.4
3) $50K-$99,99916319.2
Missing28 
TOTAL850100.0
231) 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) Democrat45953.1
2) Independent15918.4
3) Republican22225.7
4) Other252.9
Missing13 
TOTAL865100.0
232) I-REGION: Region (for use with online analysis) (I-REGION)
TOTAL%
1) Northeast17319.8
2) Midwest22525.8
3) South30635.1
4) West16819.3
Missing6 
TOTAL872100.0