Presbyterian Panel Survey, November 2004 -- Current Issues in Church and Society, All

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All frequencies are raw numbers (no weights used).
1) Panel Identification Number (ID)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL178426354.789836
2) Do you favor or oppose the PC(USA) undertaking a phased, selective sale ("divestment") of the stock it owns in multinational corporations whose dealings in Israel support the Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories? (DIVEST)
TOTAL%
1) Favor70239.8
2) Oppose72841.3
3) No opinion33318.9
Missing23 
TOTAL1763100.0
3) Do you favor or oppose the current construction by Israel of a security barrier or "wall" between it and occupied Palestinian territories? (IS_SECUR)
TOTAL%
1) Favor45025.6
2) Oppose95954.5
3) No opinion35119.9
Missing26 
TOTAL1760100.0
4) Please indicate to what extent you agree or disagree with each of the following statements: God's blessing of Abraham in Genesis 12:3 ("I will bless those who bless you, but I will curse those who curse you. And through you I will bless all the nations.") applies directly to the modern state of Israel (GENESIS)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree1518.6
2) Agree33418.9
3) Neither agree nor disagree33619.0
4) Disagree46226.2
5) Strongly disagree32818.6
6) Not sure1558.8
Missing20 
TOTAL1766100.0
5) Please indicate to what extent you agree or disagree with each of the following statements: Because of God's promises to Abraham, the contemporary state of Israel maintains a divine right to exist (ABRAHAM)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree19110.8
2) Agree41923.7
3) Neither agree nor disagree31117.6
4) Disagree42524.1
5) Strongly disagree30017.0
6) Not sure1196.7
Missing21 
TOTAL1765100.0
6) Please indicate to what extent you agree or disagree with each of the following statements: The state of Israel will be the catalyst for the "end times" described in the Bible (END_TIME)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree1096.2
2) Agree19911.3
3) Neither agree nor disagree38922.1
4) Disagree34419.5
5) Strongly disagree44725.4
6) Not sure27415.6
Missing24 
TOTAL1762100.0
7) Please indicate to what extent you agree or disagree with each of the following statements: Christians should seek to convert Jews to Christianity (CONVERT)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree21212.0
2) Agree38421.7
3) Neither agree nor disagree29416.6
4) Disagree42423.9
5) Strongly disagree41223.3
6) Not sure452.5
Missing15 
TOTAL1771100.0
8) Please indicate to what extent you agree or disagree with each of the following statements: Jews are already in covenant with God, and do not need to become Christians to achieve salvation (JEW_COVE)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree28015.8
2) Agree49528.0
3) Neither agree nor disagree32218.2
4) Disagree32718.5
5) Strongly disagree20011.3
6) Not sure1468.2
Missing16 
TOTAL1770100.0
9) Should the PC(USA) seek to establish "Messianic" congregations, that is, congregations inviting those of Jewish background to explore Christian faith while maintaining Jewish religious and cultural practices? (MESSIAN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes79145.6
2) No58733.9
3) No opinion35520.5
Missing53 
TOTAL1733100.0
10) Are you familiar with the controversy over a Presbyterian "Messianic" congregation organized in Philadelphia in 2003? (MESSIAN2)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, very familiar19010.7
2) Yes, somewhat familiar54330.6
3) No, not familiar104358.7
Missing10 
TOTAL1776100.0
11) Are you aware of actions taken by the 2004 General Assembly of the PC(USA) to: Continue to allow national-level funds of the PC(USA) to be used to fund Presbyterian "Messianic" congregations (NAT_FUND)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, very aware25014.1
2) Yes, somewhat aware48727.5
3) No, not aware103258.3
Missing17 
TOTAL1769100.0
12) Are you aware of actions taken by the 2004 General Assembly of the PC(USA) to: Begin a process that may lead to a phased, selective divestment by the PC(USA) of its holdings in corporations doing business in Israel (PHASED)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, very aware63335.8
2) Yes, somewhat aware52529.7
3) No, not aware60834.4
Missing20 
TOTAL1766100.0
13) Are you aware of actions taken by the 2004 General Assembly of the PC(USA) to: Oppose the construction of a separation barrier ("wall") between Israel and occupied Palestinian territories (OPP_CONS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, very aware55331.3
2) Yes, somewhat aware49828.2
3) No, not aware71440.5
Missing21 
TOTAL1765100.0
14) Are you aware of actions taken by the 2004 General Assembly of the PC(USA) to: Declare "Christian Zionism" inconsistent with the basic values of Reformed theology ("Christian Zionism" is the belief that the modern State of Israel, and Zionism is general, are divinely mandated and the fulfillment of God's promise to Abraham in Genesis 12:3) (ZIONISM)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, very aware32318.4
2) Yes, somewhat aware43224.6
3) No, not aware100257.0
Missing29 
TOTAL1757100.0
15) Do you feel that you have enough income to live simply? (SIMPLY)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, more than enough72740.9
2) Yes, enough91051.2
3) No, not enough1257.0
4) No opinion160.9
Missing8 
TOTAL1778100.0
16) How worried are you about not being able to maintain the standard of living you now enjoy? (WORRY)
TOTAL%
1) Very worried844.7
2) Moderately worried54530.6
3) Not too worried76743.1
4) Not worried at all37421.0
5) No opinion100.6
Missing6 
TOTAL1780100.0
17) If employed: How concerned are you about losing your job in the next six months? (LOSE_JOB)
TOTAL%
1) Very concerned422.4
2) Concerned1056.1
3) Not too concerned42224.3
4) Not at all concerned64737.3
5) No opinion70.4
6) Not employed (retired, full-time homemaker, student, etc)51229.5
Missing51 
TOTAL1735100.0
18) Please indicate to what extent you agree or disagree with each of the following statements: Christians have a mandate to resolve conflict peacefully (PEACEFUL)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree70740.0
2) Agree72841.2
3) Neither agree nor disagree1699.6
4) Disagree1116.3
5) Strongly disagree291.6
6) Not sure241.4
Missing18 
TOTAL1768100.0
19) Please indicate to what extent you agree or disagree with each of the following statements: My personal beliefs about war and security are biblically based (WAR_BIBL)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree35320.0
2) Agree77543.9
3) Neither agree nor disagree34719.6
4) Disagree1709.6
5) Strongly disagree311.8
6) Not sure915.1
Missing19 
TOTAL1767100.0
20) Please indicate to what extent you agree or disagree with each of the following statements: The Bible is not a very useful guide for responding to 21st century terrorism (BIB_TERR)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree392.2
2) Agree19110.8
3) Neither agree nor disagree30217.1
4) Disagree74842.3
5) Strongly disagree40522.9
6) Not sure824.6
Missing19 
TOTAL1767100.0
21) Please indicate to what extent you agree or disagree with each of the following statements: My faith has helped me cope with the insecurity of the post-9\11 world (FAITH911)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree78744.3
2) Agree83346.9
3) Neither agree nor disagree1136.4
4) Disagree160.9
5) Strongly disagree70.4
6) Not sure191.1
Missing11 
TOTAL1775100.0
22) Do you think the United States is more safe, less safe, or about as safe as it was prior to September 11, 2001? (US_SAFE)
TOTAL%
1) More safe53029.9
2) Less safe59533.5
3) About the same63936.0
4) No opinion100.6
Missing12 
TOTAL1774100.0
23) Do you personally feel more safe, less safe, or about as safe as you did prior to September 11, 2001? (PER_SAFE)
TOTAL%
1) More safe27915.7
2) Less safe47326.7
3) About the same101657.3
4) No opinion50.3
Missing13 
TOTAL1773100.0
24) Have you served in the military in Iraq or Afghanistan during the past three years? (YOU_IRAQ)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked177899.6
1) Checked80.4
TOTAL1786100.0
25) Have any members of your family served in the military in Iraq or Afghanistan during the past three years? (FAM_IRAQ)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked163191.3
1) Checked1558.7
TOTAL1786100.0
26) [IF "CHECKED" TO FAM_IRAQ] How many [relatives served]? (IRAQ_NUM)
TOTAL%
1) 10372.5
2) 3423.9
3) 32.1
4) 21.4
Missing1644 
TOTAL142100.0
27) Have you or any members of your family served in the military in Iraq or Afghanistan during the past three years? No (NO_IRAQ)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked18510.4
1) Checked160189.6
TOTAL1786100.0
28) If one or more relatives served, please indicate how the person(s) who served is (are) related to you. Spouse (IRAQ_SPO)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked178499.9
1) Checked20.1
TOTAL1786100.0
29) If one or more relatives served, please indicate how the person(s) who served is (are) related to you. Son or daughter (IRAQ_SON)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked175498.2
1) Checked321.8
TOTAL1786100.0
30) If one or more relatives served, please indicate how the person(s) who served is (are) related to you. Grandchild (IRAQ_GRA)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked177199.2
1) Checked150.8
TOTAL1786100.0
31) If one or more relatives served, please indicate how the person(s) who served is (are) related to you. Other (IRAQ_OTH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked166793.3
1) Checked1196.7
TOTAL1786100.0
32) How would you rate the way things are going for the United States in the war on terrorism? (RATE)
TOTAL%
1) Very well885.1
2) Somewhat well63537.0
3) Somewhat poorly45826.7
4) Very poorly48728.4
5) No opinion472.7
Missing71 
TOTAL1715100.0
33) All in all, do you think the situation in Iraq was worth going to war over, or not? (WRTH_WAR)
TOTAL%
1) Worth going to war61636.5
2) Not worth going to war96557.1
3) No opinion1086.4
Missing97 
TOTAL1689100.0
34) Generally speaking, do you think the war in Iraq has been worth …The cost in U.S. military lives? (WRTH_LIV)
TOTAL%
1) Worth the cost53530.4
2) Not worth the cost111263.3
3) No opinion1106.3
Missing29 
TOTAL1757100.0
35) Generally speaking, do you think the war in Iraq has been worth … The financial cost to the U.S.? (WRTH_FIN)
TOTAL%
1) Worth the cost58533.5
2) Not worth the cost105460.3
3) No opinion1096.2
Missing38 
TOTAL1748100.0
36) Do you think the U.S. is winning the war in Iraq, or do you think the anti-U.S. insurgents in Iraq are winning the war, or is neither side winning the war in Iraq? (US_WIN)
TOTAL%
1) U.S. winning61634.8
2) Insurgents winning1538.6
3) Neither winning93352.7
4) No opinion683.8
Missing16 
TOTAL1770100.0
37) Do you consider the war in Iraq to be part of the war on terrorism that began on September 11, 2001, or do you consider it to be an entirely separate military action? (PART_911)
TOTAL%
1) Part of the war on terrorism80445.4
2) Entirely separate military action91051.4
3) No opinion573.2
Missing15 
TOTAL1771100.0
38) Did you vote in the recent presidential election? (VOTE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes175098.4
2) No281.6
Missing8 
TOTAL1778100.0
39) [IF "NO" TO VOTE] Why not? Didn't register to vote (VOTE2)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked178399.8
1) Checked30.2
TOTAL1786100.0
40) [IF "NO" TO VOTE] Why not? Work/family responsibilities (VOTE3)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked178499.9
1) Checked20.1
TOTAL1786100.0
41) [IF "NO" TO VOTE] Why not? My vote doesn't matter (VOTE4)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked178599.9
1) Checked10.1
TOTAL1786100.0
42) [IF "NO" TO VOTE] Why not? Did not like any candidate (VOTE5)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked178499.9
1) Checked20.1
TOTAL1786100.0
43) [IF "NO" TO VOTE] Why not? Traveling/out of town and did not get absentee ballot (VOTE6)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked177999.6
1) Checked70.4
TOTAL1786100.0
44) [IF "NO" TO VOTE] Why not? Sick/disabled (VOTE7)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked178499.9
1) Checked20.1
TOTAL1786100.0
45) [IF "NO" TO VOTE] Why not? Not eligible to vote (VOTE8)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked177899.6
1) Checked80.4
TOTAL1786100.0
46) [IF "NO" TO VOTE] Why not? Other (VOTE9)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked177899.6
1) Checked80.4
TOTAL1786100.0
47) Did the faith/religion of the presidential candidate influence your vote? (F_VOTE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, a lot38421.8
2) Yes, some43624.7
3) Yes, but only a little26715.2
4) No65737.3
5) Did not vote181.0
Missing24 
TOTAL1762100.0
48) [If F_VOTE is Yes], in what ways? I voted for a candidate because his religious beliefs were congruent with mine. (F_VOTEA)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked135876.0
1) Checked42824.0
TOTAL1786100.0
49) [If F_VOTE is Yes], in what ways? I voted for a candidate because I was impressed with his religious beliefs. (F_VOTEB)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked137977.2
1) Checked40722.8
TOTAL1786100.0
50) [If F_VOTE is Yes], in what ways? I voted for a candidate because I was impressed with how he lived his faith. (F_VOTEC)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked116365.1
1) Checked62334.9
TOTAL1786100.0
51) [If F_VOTE is Yes], in what ways? I voted for a candidate because I thought he had the stronger faith. (F_VOTED)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked140178.4
1) Checked38521.6
TOTAL1786100.0
52) [If F_VOTE is Yes], in what ways? I voted for a candidate because one of his positions was congruent with my beliefs. (F_VOTEE)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked128271.8
1) Checked50428.2
TOTAL1786100.0
53) [If F_VOTE is Yes], in what ways? I voted against a candidate because his religion/beliefs were contrary with mine. (F_VOTEAA)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked153285.8
1) Checked25414.2
TOTAL1786100.0
54) [If F_VOTE is Yes], in what ways? I voted against a candidate because of his lack of values. (F_VOTEBA)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked137577.0
1) Checked41123.0
TOTAL1786100.0
55) [If F_VOTE is Yes], in what ways? I voted against a candidate because one of his positions was contrary to my beliefs. (F_VOTECA)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked132374.1
1) Checked46325.9
TOTAL1786100.0
56) [If F_VOTE is Yes], in what ways? I voted against a candidate because his religious beliefs were too conservative. (F_VOTEDA)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked148883.3
1) Checked29816.7
TOTAL1786100.0
57) [If F_VOTE is Yes], in what ways? I voted against a candidate because his religious beliefs were too liberal. (F_VOTEEA)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked156687.7
1) Checked22012.3
TOTAL1786100.0
58) [If F_VOTE is Yes], in what ways? I voted for or against a candidate for other reasons. (F_VOTEOT)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked163791.7
1) Checked1498.3
TOTAL1786100.0
59) Do you think it is appropriate for pastors to use the pulpit to …encourage people to vote? (ENCOURAG)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, always125070.3
2) Yes, occasionally36820.7
3) Yes, rarely724.1
4) No, never784.4
5) No opinion90.5
Missing9 
TOTAL1777100.0
60) Do you think it is appropriate for pastors to use the pulpit to …discuss political issues factually? (POL_FACT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, always28816.4
2) Yes, occasionally67638.5
3) Yes, rarely40122.8
4) No, never37321.2
5) No opinion181.0
Missing30 
TOTAL1756100.0
61) Do you think it is appropriate for pastors to use the pulpit to …discuss political issues in a partisan way? (POL_PART)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, always301.7
2) Yes, occasionally1126.4
3) Yes, rarely24013.6
4) No, never134476.4
5) No opinion331.9
Missing27 
TOTAL1759100.0
62) Do you think it is appropriate for pastors to use the pulpit to …argue for or against a candidate for political office? (ARGUE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, always160.9
2) Yes, occasionally472.7
3) Yes, rarely17710.0
4) No, never148984.5
5) No opinion331.9
Missing24 
TOTAL1762100.0
63) Did your congregation in 2004 make any effort to …help people register to vote? (CON_REGI)
TOTAL%
1) Yes24413.9
2) No121369.2
3) Don't know29516.8
Missing34 
TOTAL1752100.0
64) Did your congregation in 2004 make any effort to …help people get to the polls on November 2? (CON_POLL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes21212.1
2) No117767.4
3) Don't know35720.4
Missing40 
TOTAL1746100.0
65) Did your congregation in 2004 make any effort to …inform people about particular issues in the presidential election? (CON_INFO)
TOTAL%
1) Yes33619.2
2) No117567.2
3) Don't know23713.6
Missing38 
TOTAL1748100.0
66) Did your congregation in 2004 make any effort to …support a particular candidate? (CON_SUPP)
TOTAL%
1) Yes311.8
2) No153888.2
3) Don't know17510.0
Missing42 
TOTAL1744100.0
67) Do you think churches and religious groups have too much or too little power and influence in Washington? (POWER)
TOTAL%
1) Too much42024.1
2) Too little52230.0
3) About the right amount44625.6
4) No opinion35320.3
Missing45 
TOTAL1741100.0
68) At the present time, do you think religion as a whole is increasing on American life or losing its influence? (INFLUEN)
TOTAL%
1) Increasing influence72841.4
2) Losing influence63135.9
3) Staying about the same33519.0
4) No opinion653.7
Missing27 
TOTAL1759100.0
69) Form used (FORM)
TOTAL%
1) Paper145181.2
2) Web33518.8
TOTAL1786100.0
70) Sample (SAMPLE)
TOTAL%
1) Members39822.3
2) Elders60333.8
3) All Clergy78343.9
Missing2 
TOTAL1784100.0