Presbyterian Panel Survey, February 2004 -- Presbyterian Colleges and Universities , Clergy

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All frequencies are raw numbers (no weights used).
1) Panel identification number (ID)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL85436093.9629
2) Before receiving this questionnaire, were you aware that some colleges and universities in the U.S. are related to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)? (AWARE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes75197.8
2) No172.2
Missing86 
TOTAL768100.0
3) [IF "YES" AWARE] Were you aware that there are a total of 66 PC(USA)-related colleges and universities? (AWARE66)
TOTAL%
1) Yes33343.3
2) No, I didn't know there were that many31340.7
3) No, I thought there were more than that101.3
4) No, I had no idea how many there were11314.7
Missing85 
TOTAL769100.0
4) Were you aware that the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) has scholarships available for Presbyterian students to attend Presbyterian colleges and universities? (SCHOLAR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes81195.3
2) No404.7
Missing3 
TOTAL851100.0
5) In general, Presbyterian colleges and universities provide some of the best education available in the U.S. (BEST_EDU)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree28934.0
2) Agree39246.1
3) Not sure15017.6
4) Disagree161.9
5) Strongly disagree40.5
Missing3 
TOTAL851100.0
6) In general, Presbyterian colleges and universities depend on the Presbyterian Church for a large share of their budgets. (BUDGET)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree141.7
2) Agree9110.8
3) Not sure24028.4
4) Disagree35341.7
5) Strongly disagree14817.5
Missing8 
TOTAL846100.0
7) In general, Presbyterian colleges and universities don't emphasize their church ties as much as they should. (EMPH_TIE)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree10712.7
2) Agree36643.3
3) Not sure24729.2
4) Disagree12214.4
5) Strongly disagree30.4
Missing9 
TOTAL845100.0
8) In general, Presbyterian colleges and universities should do more to teach students about Christian faith. (TEACH)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree13916.4
2) Agree33039.0
3) Not sure24428.8
4) Disagree12314.5
5) Strongly disagree111.3
Missing7 
TOTAL847100.0
9) In general, Presbyterian colleges and universities should do more to help students grow in their own spirituality. (GROW)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree17420.5
2) Agree41749.1
3) Not sure18822.1
4) Disagree677.9
5) Strongly disagree40.5
Missing4 
TOTAL850100.0
10) In general, Presbyterian colleges and universities differ little in their curricula from most public colleges and universities. (DIF_CURR)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree435.1
2) Agree35041.4
3) Not sure22326.4
4) Disagree21124.9
5) Strongly disagree192.2
Missing8 
TOTAL846100.0
11) In general, Presbyterian colleges and universities provide good value in higher education. (GOOD_EDU)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree18321.6
2) Agree46955.4
3) Not sure16519.5
4) Disagree283.3
5) Strongly disagree20.2
Missing7 
TOTAL847100.0
12) In general, Presbyterian colleges and universities should give priority to Presbyterians over others who want to attend. (PRIORITY)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree627.3
2) Agree29434.7
3) Not sure19422.9
4) Disagree27732.7
5) Strongly disagree212.5
Missing6 
TOTAL848100.0
13) In general, Presbyterian colleges and universities are in financial trouble. (FIN_TROU)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree202.4
2) Agree19623.2
3) Not sure48257.0
4) Disagree13916.4
5) Strongly disagree91.1
Missing8 
TOTAL846100.0
14) The PC(USA) should increase the financial support it currently provides to Presbyterian colleges and universities. (INC_FIN)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree839.8
2) Agree29534.7
3) Not sure30836.2
4) Disagree14717.3
5) Strongly disagree182.1
Missing3 
TOTAL851100.0
15) In your opinion, how important are church-related colleges and universities for the overall mission of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)? (IMP_MISS)
TOTAL%
1) Essential15618.3
2) Very important29034.0
3) Important28533.5
4) Not very important779.0
5) Not at all important141.6
6) Not sure303.5
Missing2 
TOTAL852100.0
16) In general, for high school students today, how important would you say the factor is in the decision about which college or university to attend? Cost (IMP_COST)
TOTAL%
1) Very important58268.4
2) Important23828.0
3) Somewhat important263.1
4) Not important10.1
5) No opinion40.5
Missing3 
TOTAL851100.0
17) In general, for high school students today, how important would you say the factor is in the decision about which college or university to attend? Size of student body (IMP_SIZE)
TOTAL%
1) Very important11513.5
2) Important47355.6
3) Somewhat important23027.0
4) Not important242.8
5) No opinion91.1
Missing3 
TOTAL851100.0
18) In general, for high school students today, how important would you say the factor is in the decision about which college or university to attend? Proximity to home (IMP_HOME)
TOTAL%
1) Very important435.1
2) Important35041.2
3) Somewhat important38144.8
4) Not important667.8
5) No opinion101.2
Missing4 
TOTAL850100.0
19) In general, for high school students today, how important would you say the factor is in the decision about which college or university to attend? Diversity of student body (IMP_DIV)
TOTAL%
1) Very important556.5
2) Important24528.9
3) Somewhat important35341.6
4) Not important18722.0
5) No opinion91.1
Missing5 
TOTAL849100.0
20) In general, for high school students today, how important would you say the factor is in the decision about which college or university to attend? That it be church-related (IMP_CHUR)
TOTAL%
1) Very important111.3
2) Important11413.4
3) Somewhat important31737.3
4) Not important39045.9
5) No opinion172.0
Missing5 
TOTAL849100.0
21) In general, for high school students today, how important would you say the factor is in the decision about which college or university to attend? That it not be church-related (IMP_NOT)
TOTAL%
1) Very important20.2
2) Important303.6
3) Somewhat important20824.7
4) Not important52262.0
5) No opinion809.5
Missing12 
TOTAL842100.0
22) In general, for high school students today, how important would you say the factor is in the decision about which college or university to attend? That it offers a particular major field of study (IMP_MAJ)
TOTAL%
1) Very important36643.1
2) Important40347.4
3) Somewhat important677.9
4) Not important91.1
5) No opinion50.6
Missing4 
TOTAL850100.0
23) In general, for high school students today, how important would you say the factor is in the decision about which college or university to attend? Academic reputation (IMP_AREP)
TOTAL%
1) Very important38144.8
2) Important42950.4
3) Somewhat important354.1
4) Not important20.2
5) No opinion40.5
Missing3 
TOTAL851100.0
24) In general, for high school students today, how important would you say the factor is in the decision about which college or university to attend? Social reputation (IMP_SREP)
TOTAL%
1) Very important8810.4
2) Important33940.1
3) Somewhat important31937.8
4) No important809.5
5) No opinion192.2
Missing9 
TOTAL845100.0
25) Have you attended college as an undergraduate in the past three years? (YOU_COL)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked84799.2
1) Checked70.8
TOTAL854100.0
26) Have your child(ren) attended college as (an) undergraduate(s) in the past three years? (CHL_COL)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked66978.3
1) Checked18521.7
TOTAL854100.0
27) Has other close family member attended college as an undergraduate in the past three years? (OTH_COL)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked77490.6
1) Checked809.4
TOTAL854100.0
28) Do you attend college as an undergraduate now? (YOU_COL2)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked85299.8
1) Checked20.2
TOTAL854100.0
29) Do(es) your child(ren) attend college as (an) undergraduate(s) now? (CHL_COL2)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked67879.4
1) Checked17620.6
TOTAL854100.0
30) Does other close family member attend college as an undergraduate now? (OTH_COL2)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked75087.8
1) Checked10412.2
TOTAL854100.0
31) Do you plan to attend college as an undergraduate in the next three years? (YOU_COL3)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked85199.8
1) Checked20.2
Missing1 
TOTAL853100.0
32) Do(es) your child(ren) plan to attend college as (an) undergraduate(s) in the next three years? (CHL_COL3)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked66678.1
1) Checked18721.9
Missing1 
TOTAL853100.0
33) Does other close family member plan to attend college as an undergraduate in the next three years? (OTH_COL3)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked77791.0
1) Checked779.0
TOTAL854100.0
34) In general, do you think church-related colleges and universities do better, worse, or about the same as other colleges and universities when it comes to retaining students until graduation? (COM_RETA)
TOTAL%
1) Church-related39447.3
2) Other121.4
3) Both similarly14817.8
4) Don't know27933.5
Missing21 
TOTAL833100.0
35) In general, do you think church-related colleges and universities do better, worse, or about the same as other colleges and universities when it comes to graduating students in four years? (COM_GRAD)
TOTAL%
1) Church-related38346.0
2) Other40.5
3) Both similarly18522.2
4) Don't know26131.3
Missing21 
TOTAL833100.0
36) In general, do you think church-related colleges and universities do better, worse, or about the same as other colleges and universities when it comes to providing opportunities for classroom discussion? (COM_DISC)
TOTAL%
1) Church-related40749.0
2) Other60.7
3) Both similarly20524.7
4) Don't know21325.6
Missing23 
TOTAL831100.0
37) In general, do you think church-related colleges and universities do better, worse, or about the same as other colleges and universities when it comes to providing opportunities for independent study? (COM_INDE)
TOTAL%
1) Church-related29435.5
2) Other414.9
3) Both similarly23528.3
4) Don't know25931.2
Missing25 
TOTAL829100.0
38) In general, do you think church-related colleges and universities do better, worse, or about the same as other colleges and universities when it comes to providing opportunities for internship and service learning? (COM_INTR)
TOTAL%
1) Church-related33740.6
2) Other313.7
3) Both similarly24028.9
4) Don't know22326.8
Missing23 
TOTAL831100.0
39) In general, do you think church-related colleges and universities do better, worse, or about the same as other colleges and universities when it comes to providing opportunities for engaging in research projects? (COM_RESE)
TOTAL%
1) Church-related789.4
2) Other19623.6
3) Both similarly27933.6
4) Don't know27733.4
Missing24 
TOTAL830100.0
40) In general, do you think church-related colleges and universities do better, worse, or about the same as other colleges and universities when it comes to providing a variety of extracurricular activities? (COM_EXTR)
TOTAL%
1) Church-related9411.3
2) Other19323.3
3) Both similarly34641.7
4) Don't know19623.6
Missing25 
TOTAL829100.0
41) In general, do you think church-related colleges and universities do better, worse, or about the same as other colleges and universities when it comes to providing help for students in the classroom? (COM_ICLA)
TOTAL%
1) Church-related39247.2
2) Other40.5
3) Both similarly22727.3
4) Don't know20825.0
Missing23 
TOTAL831100.0
42) In general, do you think church-related colleges and universities do better, worse, or about the same as other colleges and universities when it comes to providing help for students outside the classroom? (COM_OCLA)
TOTAL%
1) Church-related37044.5
2) Other141.7
3) Both similarly20224.3
4) Don't know24529.5
Missing23 
TOTAL831100.0
43) In general, do you think church-related colleges and universities do better, worse, or about the same as other colleges and universities when it comes to providing students in-depth knowledge in a particular subject area? (COM_KNOW)
TOTAL%
1) Church-related10512.7
2) Other9411.3
3) Both similarly40548.8
4) Don't know22627.2
Missing24 
TOTAL830100.0
44) In general, do you think church-related colleges and universities do better, worse, or about the same as other colleges and universities when it comes to providing up-to-date facilities and resources? (COM_UPDA)
TOTAL%
1) Church-related556.6
2) Other23828.6
3) Both similarly32238.7
4) Don't know21626.0
Missing23 
TOTAL831100.0
45) In general, do you think church-related colleges and universities do better, worse, or about the same as other colleges and universities when it comes to meeting a student's social needs? (COM_SOCI)
TOTAL%
1) Church-related14917.9
2) Other809.6
3) Both similarly38346.1
4) Don't know21926.4
Missing23 
TOTAL831100.0
46) In general, do you think church-related colleges and universities do better, worse, or about the same as other colleges and universities when it comes to meeting a student's spiritual needs? (COM_SPIR)
TOTAL%
1) Church-related62675.3
2) Other50.6
3) Both similarly556.6
4) Don't know14517.4
Missing23 
TOTAL831100.0
47) In general, do you think church-related colleges and universities do better, worse, or about the same as other colleges and universities when it comes to meeting a student's personal and emotional needs? (COM_EMOT)
TOTAL%
1) Church-related50560.8
2) Other81.0
3) Both similarly15018.1
4) Don't know16820.2
Missing23 
TOTAL831100.0
48) In general, do you think church-related colleges and universities do better, worse, or about the same as other colleges and universities when it comes to providing opportunities for international study? (COM_INAT)
TOTAL%
1) Church-related15218.3
2) Other9311.2
3) Both similarly35142.2
4) Don't know23628.4
Missing22 
TOTAL832100.0
49) In general, do you think church-related colleges and universities do better, worse, or about the same as other colleges and universities when it comes to helping students prepare for a career? (COM_CARE)
TOTAL%
1) Church-related11714.1
2) Other566.7
3) Both similarly46556.0
4) Don't know19223.1
Missing24 
TOTAL830100.0
50) In general, do you think church-related colleges and universities do better, worse, or about the same as other colleges and universities when it comes to helping students develop critical thinking skills? (COM_CRIT)
TOTAL%
1) Church-related22527.0
2) Other334.0
3) Both similarly39447.3
4) Don't know18121.7
Missing21 
TOTAL833100.0
51) In general, do you think church-related colleges and universities do better, worse, or about the same as other colleges and universities when it comes to helping students develop communication skills? (COM_COMM)
TOTAL%
1) Church-related20424.6
2) Other232.8
3) Both similarly41249.6
4) Don't know19123.0
Missing24 
TOTAL830100.0
52) In general, do you think church-related colleges and universities do better, worse, or about the same as other colleges and universities when it comes to providing big-time athletics? (COM_ATHL)
TOTAL%
1) Church-related101.2
2) Other63576.5
3) Both similarly506.0
4) Don't know13516.3
Missing24 
TOTAL830100.0
53) In general, do you think church-related colleges and universities do better, worse, or about the same as other colleges and universities when it comes to nurturing moral and ethical values? (COM_MORA)
TOTAL%
1) Church-related60372.5
2) Other81.0
3) Both similarly748.9
4) Don't know14717.7
Missing22 
TOTAL832100.0
54) In general, do you think church-related colleges and universities do better, worse, or about the same as other colleges and universities when it comes to helping students find a job after graduation? (COM_JOB)
TOTAL%
1) Church-related15518.7
2) Other495.9
3) Both similarly34842.0
4) Don't know27633.3
Missing26 
TOTAL828100.0
55) The costs of education at a church-related college or university can be three to four times the costs of education at a public college or university. In general, are the benefits of education and experience at a Presbyterian school worth the extra costs? (COST_EDU)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, always424.9
2) Yes, usually31336.9
3) Yes, but only some of the time24028.3
4) Yes, but rarely283.3
5) No9511.2
6) Don't know13115.4
Missing5 
TOTAL849100.0
56) People select which college or university to attend based on a variety of factors, including the cost, location, course offerings, etc. All things considered, if you were currently in the process of deciding on which college or university to attend, how important would it be for you to have the choice of a school that is Presbyterian related? (PRESBY)
TOTAL%
1) Very important12715.0
2) Important34741.1
3) Not very important26731.6
4) Not at all important799.3
5) Not sure253.0
Missing9 
TOTAL845100.0
57) Which better serves the church's mission: (1) Presbyterian colleges and universities or (2) Presbyterian –supported campus ministry at public universities? (PMISSION)
TOTAL%
1) Presbyterian colleges and universities24529.0
2) Presbyterian-supported campus ministry at public universities17020.1
3) Both equally33639.8
4) Don't know9411.1
Missing9 
TOTAL845100.0
58) Which two church entities should be most responsible for making Presbyterian high school students aware of the existence of Presbyterian colleges and universities? First choice (FIRST)
TOTAL%
1) The General Assembly/General Assembly Council516.0
2) Synods283.3
3) Presbyteries9611.3
4) Congregations30736.3
5) The colleges/universities themselves36443.0
Missing8 
TOTAL846100.0
59) Which two church entities should be most responsible for making Presbyterian high school students aware of the existence of Presbyterian colleges and universities? Second choice (SECOND)
TOTAL%
1) The General Assembly/General Assembly Council819.9
2) Synods374.5
3) Presbyteries18022.0
4) Congregations27333.3
5) The colleges/universities themselves24930.4
Missing34 
TOTAL820100.0
60) In the last three years, has your congregation taken any steps to promote one or more Presbyterian colleges and universities among high school students in the congregation? (PROMO)
TOTAL%
1) Yes36844.6
2) No33240.2
3) Don't know12515.2
Missing29 
TOTAL825100.0
61) [IF "YES" TO PROMO] What steps has your congregation taken to promote Presbyterian colleges and universities? Make a directory of Presbyterian colleges/universities available in church library/office (PRO_DIR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked71884.3
1) Checked13415.7
Missing2 
TOTAL852100.0
62) [IF "YES" TO PROMO] What steps has your congregation taken to promote Presbyterian colleges and universities? Celebrated "Higher Education Sunday" (PRO_HES)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked76089.0
1) Checked9411.0
TOTAL854100.0
63) [IF "YES" TO PROMO] What steps has your congregation taken to promote Presbyterian colleges and universities? Distributed bulletin inserts or other resources related to higher education (other than the Christmas Joy Offering) (PRO_BULL)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked64375.3
1) Checked21124.7
TOTAL854100.0
64) [IF "YES" TO PROMO] What steps has your congregation taken to promote Presbyterian colleges and universities? Provided information about financial aid available from the congregation or PC(USA) (PRO_AID)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked55865.3
1) Checked29634.7
TOTAL854100.0
65) [IF "YES" TO PROMO] What steps has your congregation taken to promote Presbyterian colleges and universities? Offered special information programs for youth, parents, and families (PRO_INFO)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked78591.9
1) Checked698.1
TOTAL854100.0
66) [IF "YES" TO PROMO] What steps has your congregation taken to promote Presbyterian colleges and universities? Organized campus visits (PRO_VISI)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked81595.4
1) Checked394.6
TOTAL854100.0
67) [IF "YES" TO PROMO] What steps has your congregation taken to promote Presbyterian colleges and universities? Held a college fair (PRO_FAIR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked84799.2
1) Checked70.8
TOTAL854100.0
68) [IF "YES" TO PROMO] What steps has your congregation taken to promote Presbyterian colleges and universities? Had "Minutes for Mission" concerning PC(USA) colleges (other than in connection with the Christmas Joy Offering) (PRO_MIN)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked76489.5
1) Checked9010.5
TOTAL854100.0
69) [IF "YES" TO PROMO] What steps has your congregation taken to promote Presbyterian colleges and universities? Had guest preachers or speakers talk about Presbyterian colleges and universities (PRO_GUES)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked77590.7
1) Checked799.3
TOTAL854100.0
70) [IF "YES" TO PROMO] What steps has your congregation taken to promote Presbyterian colleges and universities? Other (PRO_OTHR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked79092.6
1) Checked637.4
Missing1 
TOTAL853100.0
71) How well-informed about Presbyterian colleges and universities are leaders in your congregation? Pastors (PASTOR)
TOTAL%
1) Well informed31837.9
2) Somewhat informed36743.8
3) Not informed627.4
4) Don't know516.1
5) No applicable404.8
Missing16 
TOTAL838100.0
72) How well-informed about Presbyterian colleges and universities are leaders in your congregation? Associate Pastors (ASSOCPAS)
TOTAL%
1) Well informed10613.8
2) Somewhat informed10013.0
3) Not informed354.5
4) Don't know435.6
5) No applicable48663.1
Missing84 
TOTAL770100.0
73) How well-informed about Presbyterian colleges and universities are leaders in your congregation? Christian education director (EDUDIR)
TOTAL%
1) Well informed668.4
2) Somewhat informed15119.2
3) Not informed9111.6
4) Don't know658.3
5) Not applicable41352.5
Missing68 
TOTAL786100.0
74) How well-informed about Presbyterian colleges and universities are leaders in your congregation? Youth director (YOUTHDIR)
TOTAL%
1) Well informed749.3
2) Somewhat informed16420.7
3) Not informed9411.8
4) Don't know769.6
5) Not applicable38648.6
Missing60 
TOTAL794100.0
75) Have you or any members of your immediate family ever attended a Presbyterian college or university? Yes, I have (ATTEND)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked61171.5
1) Checked24328.5
TOTAL854100.0
76) Have you or any members of your immediate family ever attended a Presbyterian college or university? Yes, my spouse has (ATTEND2)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked72885.2
1) Checked12614.8
TOTAL854100.0
77) Have you or any members of your immediate family ever attended a Presbyterian college or university? Yes, one or both of my parents have (ATTEND3)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked79793.3
1) Checked576.7
TOTAL854100.0
78) Have you or any members of your immediate family ever attended a Presbyterian college or university? Yes, one or more of my siblings have (ATTEND4)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked76789.8
1) Checked8710.2
TOTAL854100.0
79) Have you or any members of your immediate family ever attended a Presbyterian college or university? Yes, one or more of my children have (ATTEND5)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked71683.8
1) Checked13816.2
TOTAL854100.0
80) Have you or any members of your immediate family ever attended a Presbyterian college or university? No (ATTEND6)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked42649.9
1) Checked42850.1
TOTAL854100.0
81) [IF "YES" TO ATTEND] Did you graduate from a Presbyterian college or university? (ATTEND7)
TOTAL%
1) Yes21386.9
2) No3213.1
Missing609 
TOTAL245100.0
82) [IF "YES" TO ATTEND] What degree(s) did you receive? Bachelor's degree (DEGREE)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked64275.2
1) Checked21224.8
TOTAL854100.0
83) [IF "CHECKED" TO DEGREE] If received Bachelor's degree, year received (BACHELOR)
TOTAL%
0) 10335.8
1944) 10.3
1952) 10.3
1953) 10.3
1954) 10.3
1956) 20.7
1958) 62.1
1959) 41.4
1960) 62.1
1961) 41.4
1962) 93.1
1963) 51.7
1964) 103.5
1965) 93.1
1966) 82.8
1967) 82.8
1968) 82.8
1969) 82.8
1970) 82.8
1971) 72.4
1972) 51.7
1973) 31.0
1974) 31.0
1975) 51.7
1976) 62.1
1977) 41.4
1978) 62.1
1979) 41.4
1980) 62.1
1981) 31.0
1982) 41.4
1983) 31.0
1984) 31.0
1985) 41.4
1986) 31.0
1987) 20.7
1988) 10.3
1989) 10.3
1990) 10.3
1991) 10.3
1992) 41.4
1993) 20.7
1994) 20.7
1995) 20.7
1998) 10.3
Missing566 
TOTAL288100.0
84) [IF "YES" TO ATTEND] What degree(s) did you receive? Master's degree (DEGREE2)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked83597.8
1) Checked192.2
TOTAL854100.0
85) [IF "CHECKED" TO DEGREE2] If received Master's degree, year received (MASTER)
TOTAL%
1961) 15.6
1962) 15.6
1963) 15.6
1965) 15.6
1966) 15.6
1968) 15.6
1969) 15.6
1971) 15.6
1975) 211.1
1978) 15.6
1980) 15.6
1987) 15.6
1988) 15.6
1996) 15.6
1997) 316.7
Missing836 
TOTAL18100.0
86) [IF "YES" TO ATTEND] What degree(s) did you receive? Doctoral degree (DEGREE3)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked85099.5
1) Checked40.5
TOTAL854100.0
87) [IF "CHECKED" TO DEGREE3] If received doctoral degree, year received (DOCTORAL)
TOTAL%
0) 13397.1
1971) 10.7
1974) 10.7
1991) 10.7
1993) 10.7
Missing717 
TOTAL137100.0
88) How important was its Presbyterian affiliation in your decision to attend a Presbyterian college or university? (AFFILIAT)
TOTAL%
1) Very important11146.1
2) Important7029.0
3) Somewhat important3213.3
4) Not too important2410.0
5) Not at all important41.7
Missing613 
TOTAL241100.0
89) How would you rate the quality of the education you received at the Presbyterian college or university you attended? (Do not include seminaries). (QUALITY)
TOTAL%
1) Excellent15665.5
2) Very good6527.3
3) Good135.5
4) Fair20.8
5) Poor20.8
Missing616 
TOTAL238100.0
90) How influential was the Presbyterian college or university you attended for your choice of career? (INF_CARE)
TOTAL%
1) Very influential12350.2
2) Influential6526.5
3) Only a little influential3313.5
4) Not influential156.1
5) Not applicable93.7
Missing609 
TOTAL245100.0
91) How influential was the Presbyterian college or university you attended for your decision on where to live after college? (INF_LIVE)
TOTAL%
1) Very influential124.9
2) Influential2610.7
3) Only a little influential3916.0
4) Not influential14660.1
5) Not applicable208.2
Missing611 
TOTAL243100.0
92) How influential was the Presbyterian college or university you attended for your decision on where to go to graduate school or seminary? (INF_GRAD)
TOTAL%
1) Very influential5924.0
2) Influential8032.5
3) Only a little influential4417.9
4) Not influential5321.5
5) Not applicable104.1
Missing608 
TOTAL246100.0
93) How influential was the Presbyterian college or university you attended for your decision on whom to marry? (INF_MARR)
TOTAL%
1) Very influential4819.8
2) Influential2811.6
3) Only a little influential135.4
4) Not influential12852.9
5) Not applicable2510.3
Missing612 
TOTAL242100.0
94) How close to your congregation is the closest Presbyterian college or university? (CLOSE)
TOTAL%
1) Less than 25 miles11013.4
2) 25-99 miles26932.7
3) 100-499 miles31838.7
4) 500 or more miles546.6
5) Don't know718.6
Missing32 
TOTAL822100.0
95) Response form (FORM)
TOTAL%
1) Paper72184.4
2) Web13315.6
TOTAL854100.0
96) Identification number (ID2)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL8516092.605628
97) 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) 20.2
1959) 10.1
1960) 10.1
1961) 80.9
1962) 60.7
1963) 91.1
1964) 80.9
1965) 182.1
1966) 101.2
1967) 131.5
1968) 182.1
1969) 182.1
1970) 222.6
1971) 212.5
1972) 303.6
1973) 273.2
1974) 232.7
1975) 242.8
1976) 161.9
1977) 242.8
1978) 172.0
1979) 313.7
1980) 313.7
1981) 202.4
1982) 313.7
1983) 303.6
1984) 202.4
1985) 242.8
1986) 242.8
1987) 242.8
1988) 242.8
1989) 242.8
1990) 182.1
1991) 172.0
1992) 212.5
1993) 101.2
1994) 172.0
1995) 182.1
1996) 242.8
1997) 242.8
1998) 242.8
1999) 202.4
2000) 253.0
2001) 222.6
Missing9 
TOTAL845100.0
98) 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) Baptist1111.0
3) Episcopalian11.0
4) Lutheran22.0
5) Methodist11.0
6) Presbyterian6565.0
7) Other Presbyterian55.0
8) Reformed11.0
9) Roman Catholic22.0
10) Untied Church of Christ66.0
12) Other22.0
13) None44.0
Missing754 
TOTAL100100.0
99) Are you currently enrolled in a graduate school, seminary, or theological school? (SCHOOL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes657.7
2) No77792.3
Missing12 
TOTAL842100.0
100) If currently enrolled, degree sought: (DEGWORK)
TOTAL%
2) M.A.12.1
3) Th.M.-S.T.M.12.1
4) D.Min3675.0
5) Ph.D.-S.T.D.-Th.D.918.8
6) Other12.1
Missing806 
TOTAL48100.0
101) If currently enrolled, school (SCHOOL2)
TOTAL%
2) Andover Newton13.0
4) Ashland13.0
13) University of Chicago Divinity13.0
16) Claremont13.0
18) Columbia721.2
22) Dubuque13.0
30) Fuller13.0
33) Gordon Conwell13.0
41) Louisville Pts13.0
45) McCormick412.1
63) Pittsburgh26.1
65) Princeton13.0
68) San Francisco39.1
76) United Theo Dayton13.0
88) Yale13.0
99) Other618.2
Missing821 
TOTAL33100.0
102) Before entering seminary for your B.D. or M.Div., were you engaged in any long-term secular job or career? (SECJOB)
TOTAL%
1) Yes29935.3
2) No54864.7
Missing7 
TOTAL847100.0
103) If yes, How long were you in that job or career (YRSSECJB)
TOTAL%
1) 41.4
2) 165.4
3) 3010.2
4) 227.5
5) 3712.5
6) 103.4
7) 227.5
8) 144.7
9) 10.3
10) 3913.2
11) 31.0
12) 165.4
13) 51.7
14) 31.0
15) 113.7
16) 62.0
17) 62.0
18) 51.7
19) 31.0
20) 165.4
22) 31.0
23) 31.0
24) 10.3
25) 82.7
26) 10.3
27) 10.3
28) 10.3
29) 10.3
30) 31.0
33) 10.3
39) 10.3
40) 20.7
Missing559 
TOTAL295100.0
104) If no Bachelor's degree check here (BA)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked84599.3
1) Checked60.7
Missing3 
TOTAL851100.0
105) In what year did you receive B.A., B.S., or other bachelor's degree? (YRBDMDIV)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL8421973.54610
106) What school awarded your bachelor's degree? (SCHOOLBD)
TOTAL%
1) A Presbyterian related school21425.4
2) Another church-related school16319.4
3) Other college or university46455.2
Missing13 
TOTAL841100.0
107) Name of other college or university that awarded bachelor's degree. (NAMEBD)
TOTAL%
51) Nazarene1100.0
Missing853 
TOTAL1100.0
108) From what school and in what year did you received your M.Div. or B.D. degree? (NAMEMDIV)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL84451.24925
109) Year received M.Div. or B.D. degree (YRMDIV)
TOTAL%
1952) 10.1
1954) 10.1
1955) 10.1
1957) 30.4
1958) 10.1
1959) 20.2
1960) 30.4
1961) 70.8
1962) 91.1
1963) 91.1
1964) 70.8
1965) 192.3
1966) 121.4
1967) 121.4
1968) 202.4
1969) 202.4
1970) 263.1
1971) 303.6
1972) 273.2
1973) 232.7
1974) 182.2
1975) 202.4
1976) 182.2
1977) 273.2
1978) 212.5
1979) 323.8
1980) 344.1
1981) 212.5
1982) 313.7
1983) 263.1
1984) 263.1
1985) 263.1
1986) 192.3
1987) 253.0
1988) 283.3
1989) 192.3
1990) 192.3
1991) 131.6
1992) 161.9
1993) 192.3
1994) 151.8
1995) 273.2
1996) 263.1
1997) 182.2
1998) 212.5
1999) 131.6
2000) 161.9
2001) 101.2
Missing17 
TOTAL837100.0
110) If no other grad degrees (GRAD)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked58769.0
1) Checked26431.0
Missing3 
TOTAL851100.0
111) Degree: M.C.E.-M.R.E. (MCE-MRE)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked84198.9
1) Checked91.1
Missing4 
TOTAL850100.0
112) Year received: M.C.E.-M.R.E. (YRMCEMRE)
TOTAL%
1961) 110.0
1963) 110.0
1970) 110.0
1978) 110.0
1979) 110.0
1983) 110.0
1988) 110.0
1992) 110.0
1993) 110.0
1995) 110.0
Missing844 
TOTAL10100.0
113) School awarding M.C.E.-M.R.E. degree (NAMEMCE)
TOTAL%
36) Iliff110.0
45) McCormick110.0
64) PSCE330.0
66) Reformed110.0
78) Union VA110.0
98) Union220.0
99) Other110.0
Missing844 
TOTAL10100.0
114) Degree: MA (MA)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked80995.1
1) Checked424.9
Missing3 
TOTAL851100.0
115) Year received: MA (YRMCEMMA)
TOTAL%
1960) 12.4
1962) 12.4
1963) 12.4
1965) 12.4
1967) 12.4
1968) 12.4
1969) 12.4
1970) 12.4
1971) 12.4
1972) 49.5
1974) 12.4
1975) 12.4
1976) 24.8
1977) 12.4
1978) 12.4
1979) 12.4
1980) 24.8
1981) 12.4
1983) 12.4
1984) 37.1
1985) 24.8
1987) 12.4
1988) 24.8
1989) 12.4
1991) 12.4
1992) 24.8
1993) 12.4
1995) 12.4
1997) 37.1
1998) 12.4
Missing812 
TOTAL42100.0
116) School awarding MA degree (NAMEMA)
TOTAL%
13) University of Chicago Divinity25.4
18) Columbia12.7
22) Dubuque12.7
30) Fuller25.4
48) Methodist12.7
50) Moravian12.7
64) PSCE25.4
65) Princeton12.7
68) San Francisco38.1
70) St Johns12.7
78) Union VA410.8
81) Vanderbilt12.7
88) Yale12.7
99) Other1643.2
Missing817 
TOTAL37100.0
117) Degree: THM-STM (THM-STM)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked79793.7
1) Checked546.3
Missing3 
TOTAL851100.0
118) Year received: THM-STM (YRTHMSTM)
TOTAL%
1957) 11.9
1958) 11.9
1965) 11.9
1966) 11.9
1967) 47.7
1968) 23.8
1969) 23.8
1970) 47.7
1971) 23.8
1972) 35.8
1973) 23.8
1974) 11.9
1975) 47.7
1978) 11.9
1979) 23.8
1980) 23.8
1981) 23.8
1983) 23.8
1985) 11.9
1986) 11.9
1987) 23.8
1988) 11.9
1989) 35.8
1991) 11.9
1993) 47.7
1994) 11.9
1997) 11.9
Missing802 
TOTAL52100.0
119) School awarding THM-STM degree (NTHM-STM)
TOTAL%
18) Columbia48.0
22) Dubuque24.0
23) Duke University12.0
25) Eden12.0
34) Harvard University12.0
45) McCormick24.0
53) New York12.0
63) Pittsburgh48.0
65) Princeton2142.0
68) San Francisco12.0
75) Union-Auburn24.0
78) Union VA24.0
88) Yale36.0
99) Other510.0
Missing804 
TOTAL50100.0
120) Degree: D.Min. (DMIN)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked66878.5
1) Checked18321.5
Missing3 
TOTAL851100.0
121) Year received: D.Min. (YRDMIN)
TOTAL%
1971) 10.6
1972) 10.6
1973) 10.6
1974) 31.7
1975) 31.7
1976) 63.4
1977) 74.0
1978) 42.3
1979) 21.1
1980) 42.3
1981) 31.7
1982) 42.3
1983) 52.8
1984) 126.8
1985) 74.0
1986) 63.4
1987) 52.8
1988) 116.2
1989) 74.0
1990) 42.3
1991) 105.6
1992) 63.4
1993) 105.6
1994) 95.1
1995) 31.7
1996) 126.8
1997) 63.4
1998) 52.8
1999) 21.1
2000) 52.8
2001) 31.7
2002) 105.6
Missing677 
TOTAL177100.0
122) School awarding D.Min. degree (NAMEDMIN)
TOTAL%
5) Austin105.7
8) Bethel21.1
14) Chicago Theo10.6
16) Claremont10.6
18) Columbia169.1
21) Drew42.3
22) Dubuque21.1
24) Eastern Baptist31.7
25) Eden42.3
30) Fuller126.8
33) Gordon Conwell52.8
41) Louisville Pts52.8
43) Lutheran PA10.6
45) McCormick3922.2
53) New York10.6
61) Perkins10.6
62) Phillips21.1
63) Pittsburgh137.4
65) Princeton31.7
66) Reformed10.6
68) San Francisco137.4
72) St Paul10.6
74) Trinity Evangelical10.6
76) United Theo Dayton21.1
78) Union VA179.7
81) Vanderbilt21.1
83) Wesley10.6
98) Union52.8
99) Other84.5
Missing678 
TOTAL176100.0
123) Degree: PHD-STD-THD (PHD-STD)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked80194.1
1) Checked505.9
Missing3 
TOTAL851100.0
124) Year received: Ph.D.-S.T.D.-Th.D. (YRPHD)
TOTAL%
1962) 12.1
1963) 12.1
1965) 12.1
1968) 12.1
1969) 12.1
1970) 36.3
1971) 12.1
1973) 12.1
1974) 24.2
1975) 12.1
1976) 24.2
1977) 24.2
1979) 12.1
1980) 12.1
1981) 12.1
1982) 12.1
1983) 48.3
1985) 36.3
1986) 36.3
1987) 12.1
1990) 12.1
1991) 12.1
1992) 12.1
1993) 12.1
1994) 24.2
1995) 24.2
1997) 12.1
1998) 12.1
2000) 24.2
2001) 24.2
2002) 12.1
2003) 12.1
Missing806 
TOTAL48100.0
125) School awarding Ph.D.-S.T.D.-Th.D. (NAMEPHD)
TOTAL%
13) University of Chicago Divinity12.0
16) Claremont24.1
21) Drew12.0
23) Duke University24.1
28) Evangelical Puerto Rico12.0
34) Harvard University24.1
63) Pittsburgh24.1
65) Princeton816.3
68) San Francisco12.0
78) Union VA12.0
81) Vanderbilt12.0
98) Union24.1
99) Other2551.0
Missing805 
TOTAL49100.0
126) Degree: Other (OTHER)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked81996.2
1) Checked323.8
Missing3 
TOTAL851100.0
127) Year all other degrees received (YROTHER)
TOTAL%
1969) 14.2
1971) 14.2
1972) 28.3
1973) 14.2
1975) 14.2
1976) 14.2
1977) 14.2
1992) 14.2
1993) 312.5
1994) 28.3
1995) 14.2
1998) 28.3
1999) 14.2
2000) 28.3
2001) 28.3
2002) 28.3
Missing830 
TOTAL24100.0
128) School awarding other degrees (NAMEOTHR)
TOTAL%
22) Dubuque14.0
39) Lancaster14.0
63) Pittsburgh28.0
65) Princeton28.0
68) San Francisco312.0
74) Trinity Evangelical14.0
99) Other1560.0
Missing829 
TOTAL25100.0
129) List any other graduate degrees you have earned (GRAD2)
TOTAL%
1) Bachelor's Degree21.5
2) Master's Degree11787.3
3) Doctoral Degree96.7
4) Other64.5
Missing720 
TOTAL134100.0
130) Year any other graduate degree received (GRAD2YR)
TOTAL%
1952) 10.7
1953) 10.7
1959) 21.5
1963) 10.7
1964) 21.5
1965) 10.7
1966) 10.7
1967) 32.2
1968) 32.2
1969) 53.7
1970) 64.4
1971) 10.7
1972) 75.1
1973) 42.9
1974) 21.5
1975) 139.6
1976) 75.1
1977) 32.2
1978) 85.9
1979) 53.7
1980) 42.9
1981) 42.9
1982) 21.5
1983) 21.5
1984) 42.9
1985) 21.5
1986) 32.2
1987) 32.2
1989) 32.2
1990) 53.7
1991) 21.5
1992) 64.4
1993) 53.7
1994) 42.9
1995) 21.5
1996) 21.5
1997) 21.5
1998) 21.5
2001) 10.7
2002) 21.5
Missing718 
TOTAL136100.0
131) Graduate degree received (MAJOR)
TOTAL%
1) Business1914.5
2) Education139.9
3) English-Languages86.1
4) Fine arts-Music64.6
5) Journalism-Communication10.8
6) Medical-Health1813.7
7) Natural Science-Engineering-Math-Computers96.9
9) Social Science-History3829.0
10) Other1914.5
Missing723 
TOTAL131100.0
132) Indicate other major school (NAMEMAJ)
TOTAL%
99) Other9100.0
Missing845 
TOTAL9100.0
133) Indicate other Grad degree (OTHGRAD)
TOTAL%
2) Master's Degree844.4
3) Doctoral Degree844.4
4) Other211.1
Missing836 
TOTAL18100.0
134) Indicate other Grad degree year (GRADYR)
TOTAL%
1962) 15.0
1970) 15.0
1971) 15.0
1975) 210.0
1980) 210.0
1982) 210.0
1983) 15.0
1984) 15.0
1986) 210.0
1988) 315.0
1994) 15.0
1995) 15.0
1997) 15.0
1998) 15.0
Missing834 
TOTAL20100.0
135) Indicate other degree major (OTHGRADM)
TOTAL%
1) Business15.3
2) Education315.8
4) Fine arts-Music15.3
6) Medical-Health421.1
7) Natural Science-Engineering-Math-Computers210.5
9) Social Science-History736.8
10) Other15.3
Missing835 
TOTAL19100.0
136) Which category(-ies) below describes your current paid employment? Pastor – co-pastor – associate – other pastor (PASTORAL)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked24528.8
1) Checked60671.2
Missing3 
TOTAL851100.0
137) Which category(-ies) below describes your current paid employment? Other position in congregation (POSITION)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked81695.9
1) Checked354.1
Missing3 
TOTAL851100.0
138) Which category(-ies) below describes your current paid employment? Non-parish job or ministry (NONPARSH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked64375.6
1) Checked20824.4
Missing3 
TOTAL851100.0
139) Which category(-ies) below describes your current paid employment? Unemployed (UNEMPLY)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked82196.5
1) Checked303.5
Missing3 
TOTAL851100.0
140) Which category(-ies) below describes your current paid employment? Retired from active ministry (RETIRE)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked82496.8
1) Checked273.2
Missing3 
TOTAL851100.0
141) Do you consider yourself a full-time or part-time parish pastor? (FULLPART)
TOTAL%
1) Full-time52684.4
2) Part-time9715.6
Missing231 
TOTAL623100.0
142) [If "part-time,"] Specify hours per week (HOURS)
TOTAL%
1) 22.2
2) 22.2
3) 11.1
5) 22.2
6) 33.2
7) 11.1
8) 22.2
9) 11.1
10) 88.6
14) 11.1
15) 99.7
16) 11.1
17) 11.1
18) 11.1
20) 1617.2
22) 11.1
23) 22.2
24) 22.2
25) 1111.8
27) 22.2
28) 11.1
30) 1010.8
32) 11.1
35) 55.4
36) 11.1
37) 22.2
40) 22.2
43) 11.1
60) 11.1
Missing761 
TOTAL93100.0
143) What position(s) do you have in a congregation? Solo Pastor (SOLO)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked50559.3
1) Checked34640.7
Missing3 
TOTAL851100.0
144) What position(s) do you have in a congregation? Senior Pastor (SENIOR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked71784.3
1) Checked13415.7
Missing3 
TOTAL851100.0
145) What position(s) do you have in a congregation? Associate Pastor (ASSO)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked77591.1
1) Checked768.9
Missing3 
TOTAL851100.0
146) What position(s) do you have in a congregation? Co-pastor (COPASTOR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked82697.1
1) Checked252.9
Missing3 
TOTAL851100.0
147) What position(s) do you have in a congregation? Stated or Temp supply (TEMP)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked81095.2
1) Checked414.8
Missing3 
TOTAL851100.0
148) What position(s) do you have in a congregation? Designated pastor (DESIGNAT)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked84499.2
1) Checked70.8
Missing3 
TOTAL851100.0
149) What position(s) do you have in a congregation? Interim pastor (INTERMIN)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked81595.8
1) Checked364.2
Missing3 
TOTAL851100.0
150) What position(s) do you have in a congregation? Tentmaker (TENTMAKE)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked83998.6
1) Checked121.4
Missing3 
TOTAL851100.0
151) What position(s) do you have in a congregation? Paid parish associate (PAID)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked83197.6
1) Checked202.4
Missing3 
TOTAL851100.0
152) What position(s) do you have in a congregation? Other (OTHER2)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked81796.0
1) Checked344.0
Missing3 
TOTAL851100.0
153) How many congregations do you currently serve as pastor? (Include here congregations you are serving as stated or temporary supply.) (CONGREG)
TOTAL%
1) One58494.0
2) Two or more yoked congregations243.9
3) Two or more non-yoked congregations132.1
Missing233 
TOTAL621100.0
154) If serving two or more, how many? (MANY)
TOTAL%
2) 23078.9
3) 312.6
4) 425.3
5) 537.9
6) 625.3
Missing816 
TOTAL38100.0
155) What is the approximate number of members in your congregation? (MEMBER)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL612403.346581
156) Is your non-parish job or ministry full-time or part-time? (NOPARJOB)
TOTAL%
1) Full-time16567.1
2) Part-time8132.9
Missing608 
TOTAL246100.0
157) For non-parish job, specify hours per week (HOURS2)
TOTAL%
0) 22.5
1) 33.8
2) 33.8
3) 22.5
4) 11.3
5) 33.8
6) 33.8
8) 56.3
9) 11.3
10) 911.4
11) 11.3
12) 22.5
13) 22.5
14) 11.3
15) 78.9
16) 22.5
20) 1417.7
24) 56.3
25) 33.8
27) 11.3
30) 56.3
32) 11.3
40) 22.5
50) 11.3
Missing775 
TOTAL79100.0
158) What type of non-parish/non-pastoral job or ministry do you currently have? Faculty/staff at an education institute (STAFF)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked79993.9
1) Checked526.1
Missing3 
TOTAL851100.0
159) What type of non-parish/non-pastoral job or ministry do you currently have? Chaplain (CHAPLAIN)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked78492.1
1) Checked677.9
Missing3 
TOTAL851100.0
160) What type of non-parish/non-pastoral job or ministry do you currently have? Missionary/Mission Co-worker (MISSION)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked84999.8
1) Checked20.2
Missing3 
TOTAL851100.0
161) What type of non-parish/non-pastoral job or ministry do you currently have? National staff or middle governing body staff (NATFSTAF)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked81295.4
1) Checked394.6
Missing3 
TOTAL851100.0
162) What type of non-parish/non-pastoral job or ministry do you currently have? Staff of an ecumenical or non-denominational agency (ECUMENIC)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked84399.1
1) Checked80.9
Missing3 
TOTAL851100.0
163) What type of non-parish/non-pastoral job or ministry do you currently have? Professional pastoral counselor (PROFCOUN)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked84098.7
1) Checked111.3
Missing3 
TOTAL851100.0
164) What type of non-parish/non-pastoral job or ministry do you currently have? Other employment (OTHEMPLY)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked75588.7
1) Checked9611.3
Missing3 
TOTAL851100.0
165) For what type of institution do you work? Military (MILITARY)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked84999.8
1) Checked20.2
Missing3 
TOTAL851100.0
166) For what type of institution do you work? Civilian government (CIVLGOVT)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked83598.1
1) Checked161.9
Missing3 
TOTAL851100.0
167) For what type of institution do you work? Elementary, Middle, High school (ELEM)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked84399.1
1) Checked80.9
Missing3 
TOTAL851100.0
168) For what type of institution do you work? College or university (COLLEGE)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked81195.3
1) Checked404.7
Missing3 
TOTAL851100.0
169) For what type of institution do you work? Seminary or other theological school (SEMINARY)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked83297.8
1) Checked192.2
Missing3 
TOTAL851100.0
170) For what type of institution do you work? Hospital or other medical facility (HOSPITAL)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked80594.6
1) Checked465.4
Missing3 
TOTAL851100.0
171) For what type of institution do you work? Church/religious body (CHURCH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked78492.1
1) Checked677.9
Missing3 
TOTAL851100.0
172) For what type of institution do you work? Other non-profit organization (NOPROFIT)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked81896.1
1) Checked333.9
Missing3 
TOTAL851100.0
173) For what type of institution do you work? For-profit business (FOPROFIT)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked82997.4
1) Checked222.6
Missing3 
TOTAL851100.0
174) For what type of institution do you work? Other (OTHER3)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked81295.4
1) Checked394.6
Missing3 
TOTAL851100.0
175) Is this organization affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)? (PCUSA)
TOTAL%
1) Yes9940.7
2) No14459.3
Missing611 
TOTAL243100.0
176) How old were you when you decided Got was calling you into ministry? (AGEGOD)
TOTAL%
4) 20.2
5) 30.4
6) 20.2
7) 40.5
8) 60.7
9) 50.6
10) 60.7
11) 111.3
12) 212.5
13) 172.0
14) 161.9
15) 172.0
16) 526.2
17) 425.0
18) 536.3
19) 536.3
20) 10112.0
21) 667.9
22) 536.3
23) 323.8
24) 323.8
25) 354.2
26) 182.1
27) 202.4
28) 161.9
29) 70.8
30) 131.5
31) 101.2
32) 40.5
33) 121.4
34) 121.4
35) 141.7
36) 81.0
37) 40.5
38) 60.7
39) 50.6
40) 161.9
41) 60.7
42) 30.4
43) 60.7
44) 20.2
45) 121.4
46) 20.2
47) 10.1
49) 30.4
50) 50.6
51) 10.1
57) 20.2
60) 20.2
99) 10.1
Missing14 
TOTAL840100.0
177) How large was the congregation you belonged to at that time? (SIZE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL829769.5251017
178) How important was that congregation in your overall discernment of a call? (IMPTCALL)
TOTAL%
1) Very important33840.3
2) Important32739.0
3) Not very important12715.1
4) Not at all important475.6
Missing15 
TOTAL839100.0
179) [If IMPTCALL was "very important" or "important"] What person/feature there most influenced your sense of call? (INFLUEN)
TOTAL%
1) Pastor33245.9
2) Other staff person628.6
3) Lay leader577.9
4) Other member243.3
5) Congregational program/activity9813.5
6) Worship354.8
7) Overall culture or "feel"11616.0
Missing130 
TOTAL724100.0
180) Was this the same congregation you were raised in? (RAISED)
TOTAL%
1) Yes47056.4
2) No36343.6
Missing21 
TOTAL833100.0
181) [IF RAISED is "NO"], how large was the congregation you grew up in? (RAISED2)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL292747.6161484
182) Age when first began attending a PCUSA? (AGEPCUSE)
TOTAL%
0) 28233.4
1) 8910.5
2) 212.5
3) 273.2
4) 232.7
5) 283.3
6) 232.7
7) 80.9
8) 212.5
9) 101.2
10) 182.1
11) 50.6
12) 141.7
13) 101.2
14) 80.9
15) 101.2
16) 111.3
17) 101.2
18) 192.3
19) 151.8
20) 182.1
21) 222.6
22) 222.6
23) 141.7
24) 141.7
25) 182.1
26) 121.4
27) 121.4
28) 70.8
29) 30.4
30) 111.3
31) 60.7
32) 70.8
34) 10.1
35) 50.6
36) 40.5
37) 10.1
38) 10.1
39) 10.1
40) 50.6
41) 10.1
44) 10.1
45) 10.1
46) 20.2
48) 10.1
56) 10.1
59) 10.1
Missing10 
TOTAL844100.0
183) In what religious denomination were you raised? (DENRAISE)
TOTAL%
1) Baptist647.6
2) Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)101.2
3) Episcopal91.1
4) Lutheran242.9
5) Methodist546.4
6) Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), PCUS, UPCUSA, or UPCNA53463.4
7) Other Presbyterian182.1
8) Reformed101.2
9) Roman Catholic253.0
10) UCC (United Church of Christ/Congregational)212.5
11) Independent- Nondenominational182.1
12) Other505.9
13) None50.6
Missing12 
TOTAL842100.0
184) Which of the following best describes your current stand on theological issues (ISSUES)
TOTAL%
1) Very conservative313.7
2) Conservative19723.4
3) Moderate29835.4
4) Liberal23928.4
5) Very liberal758.9
6) Varies10.1
Missing13 
TOTAL841100.0
185) 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 word293.4
2) The Bible is the word of God, to be interpreted in the light of its historical and cultural context44953.1
3) The Bible is the word of God, to be interpreted in the light of its historical context and the Church's teachings29134.4
4) The Bible is not the word of God, but contains God's word to us708.3
5) The Bible is an ancient book with little value today50.6
7) Don't know10.1
Missing9 
TOTAL845100.0
186) 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 world131.6
2) Is a true account of how God created the world42052.4
3) Reflects human feelings about how the world might have been created36845.9
Missing53 
TOTAL801100.0
187) An individual should arrive at his or her own beliefs independent of any church. (BELIEFS)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree111.3
2) Agree627.4
3) Not sure394.6
4) Disagree46555.2
5) Strongly disagree26631.6
Missing11 
TOTAL843100.0
188) All the different religions are equally good ways of helping a person find the ultimate truth. (EQUALLY)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree182.1
2) Agree819.7
3) Not sure637.5
4) Disagree35242.0
5) Strongly disagree32538.7
Missing15 
TOTAL839100.0
189) There is a life beyond death. (LIFE)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree62374.3
2) Agree17621.0
3) Not sure313.7
4) Disagree50.6
5) Strongly disagree40.5
Missing15 
TOTAL839100.0
190) The only absolute Truth for humankind is in Jesus Christ. (TRUTH)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree33039.6
2) Agree20724.8
3) Not sure657.8
4) Disagree17621.1
5) Strongly disagree556.6
Missing21 
TOTAL833100.0
191) Only followers of Jesus Christ can be saved (FOLLOWER)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree13916.6
2) Agree12815.3
3) Not sure13416.0
4) Disagree24529.3
5) Strongly disagree19122.8
Missing17 
TOTAL837100.0
192) It is important to share my faith with other people. (SHARE)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree45754.1
2) Agree37444.3
3) Not sure70.8
4) Disagree60.7
5) Strongly disagree10.1
Missing9 
TOTAL845100.0
193) Jesus will return to earth someday (EARTH)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree35742.9
2) Agree24929.9
3) Not sure15919.1
4) Disagree404.8
5) Strongly disagree283.4
Missing21 
TOTAL833100.0
194) The Devil (Satan) really exists. (DEVIL)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree23327.9
2) Agree21826.1
3) Not sure13916.6
4) Disagree16219.4
5) Strongly disagree8410.0
Missing18 
TOTAL836100.0
195) Jesus was born of a virgin. (VIRGIN)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree27633.0
2) Agree23027.5
3) Not sure16820.1
4) Disagree9211.0
5) Strongly disagree718.5
Missing17 
TOTAL837100.0
196) Approximately how frequently do you engage in the following activities? Read the Bible privately (BIBLEPRI)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/almost daily41549.0
2) Several times a week27532.5
3) Weekly9311.0
4) Several times a month323.8
5) Once a month101.2
6) Several times a year192.2
7) Once a year or less30.4
Missing7 
TOTAL847100.0
197) Approximately how frequently do you engage in the following activities? Read Bible with family or friends (TOGETHER)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/almost daily536.3
2) Several times a week18422.0
3) Weekly27432.8
4) Several times a month9811.7
5) Once a month495.9
6) Several times a year10012.0
7) Once a year or less303.6
8) Never475.6
Missing19 
TOTAL835100.0
198) Approximately how frequently do you engage in the following activities? Attend Bible study group (STDYGRP)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/almost daily151.8
2) Several times a week10913.1
3) Weekly35442.7
4) Several times a month829.9
5) Once a month516.1
6) Several times a year12114.6
7) Once a year or less414.9
8) Never576.9
Missing24 
TOTAL830100.0
199) Approximately how frequently do you engage in the following activities? Pray privately (PRAYPRI)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/almost daily71885.3
2) Several times a week9511.3
3) Weekly161.9
4) Several times a month70.8
5) Once a month30.4
6) Several times a year20.2
7) Once a year or less10.1
Missing12 
TOTAL842100.0
200) Approximately how frequently do you engage in the following activities? Pray with family or friends (PRYTOGET)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/almost daily38045.2
2) Several times a week24629.3
3) Weekly10412.4
4) Several times a month505.9
5) Once a month182.1
6) Several times a year323.8
7) Once a year or less40.5
8) Never70.8
Missing13 
TOTAL841100.0
201) Approximately how frequently do you engage in the following activities? Attend a prayer group (PRAYGRP)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/almost daily232.8
2) Several times a week536.4
3) Weekly23628.4
4) Several times a month728.7
5) Once a month8810.6
6) Several times a year12114.6
7) Once a year or less8610.3
8) Never15218.3
Missing23 
TOTAL831100.0
202) What is your sex? (SEX)
TOTAL%
1) Female22526.6
2) Male62173.4
Missing8 
TOTAL846100.0
203) What is your present age? (AGE)
TOTAL%
26) 10.1
27) 30.4
29) 40.5
30) 40.5
31) 91.1
32) 60.7
33) 60.7
34) 80.9
35) 111.3
36) 70.8
37) 91.1
38) 172.0
39) 101.2
40) 182.1
41) 161.9
42) 111.3
43) 253.0
44) 182.1
45) 283.3
46) 313.7
47) 283.3
48) 374.4
49) 232.7
50) 313.7
51) 273.2
52) 313.7
53) 333.9
54) 364.3
55) 526.2
56) 394.6
57) 344.0
58) 263.1
59) 293.4
60) 435.1
61) 232.7
62) 313.7
63) 141.7
64) 161.9
65) 151.8
66) 101.2
67) 40.5
68) 70.8
69) 30.4
70) 30.4
71) 30.4
72) 10.1
74) 10.1
75) 20.2
80) 10.1
Missing9 
TOTAL845100.0
204) Which of the categories below most closely describes the place in which you currently live? (LIVE)
TOTAL%
1) Open country, but not on a farm445.2
2) On a farm30.4
3) In a small city or town (under 50,000)28533.8
4) In a medium—size city (50,000-250,000)13215.7
5) In a suburb near a medium-size city698.2
6) In a large city (over 250,000)12715.1
7) In a suburb near a large city18221.6
Missing12 
TOTAL842100.0
205) What is your present marital status? (MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Married73086.3
2) Not married11613.7
Missing8 
TOTAL846100.0
206) If not currently married; have you ever been married? (MARRY)
TOTAL%
1) No, never married4942.6
2) Yes, am now widowed87.0
3) Yes, am now divorced5547.8
4) Yes, am both widowed and divorced32.6
Missing739 
TOTAL115100.0
207) Spouses highest level of education (SEDU)
TOTAL%
4) High school diploma131.8
5) Some college7810.8
6) Graduated from college19326.7
7) Some grad work8411.6
8) Grad degree35549.1
Missing131 
TOTAL723100.0
208) If currently married; Have you had a previous marriage (or marriages)? (PREMARRY)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, was widowed71.0
2) Yes, was divorced11716.0
3) Yes, was both widowed and divorced10.1
4) No60882.9
Missing121 
TOTAL733100.0
209) Is your husband or wife an ordained minister? (SMINISTR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes12116.5
2) No61383.5
Missing120 
TOTAL734100.0
210) Spouse's employment: Employed full-time (SFULL)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked46654.8
1) Checked38545.2
Missing3 
TOTAL851100.0
211) Spouse's employment: Employed part-time (SPART)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked69581.7
1) Checked15618.3
Missing3 
TOTAL851100.0
212) Spouse's employment: Self-employed (SSELF)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked78692.4
1) Checked657.6
Missing3 
TOTAL851100.0
213) Spouse's employment: Unemployed (UNEMPLOY)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked83097.5
1) Checked212.5
Missing3 
TOTAL851100.0
214) Spouse's employment: Retired (SRETIRED)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked80494.5
1) Checked475.5
Missing3 
TOTAL851100.0
215) Spouse's employment: Full-time homemaker (SHOMEMAK)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked77791.3
1) Checked748.7
Missing3 
TOTAL851100.0
216) Spouse's employment: Student (SSTUDENT)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked84198.8
1) Checked101.2
Missing3 
TOTAL851100.0
217) Spouse's employment: Other (SOTHER)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked82396.7
1) Checked283.3
Missing3 
TOTAL851100.0
218) 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. (HRWK)
TOTAL%
0) 020.3
4) 420.3
5) 540.7
6) 620.3
7) 730.5
8) 850.8
10) 10122.0
12) 1261.0
14) 1420.3
15) 15162.7
16) 1640.7
18) 1830.5
20) 20315.2
21) 2110.2
22) 2220.3
24) 24101.7
25) 25203.4
26) 2620.3
27) 2720.3
28) 2820.3
30) 30355.9
32) 3261.0
35) 35203.4
36) 3650.8
37) 3720.3
38) 3871.2
40) 4016627.9
42) 4230.5
43) 4330.5
44) 4430.5
45) 45376.2
47) 4720.3
48) 4840.7
50) 508414.1
52) 5210.2
53) 5310.2
54) 5410.2
55) 55223.7
58) 5810.2
60) 60457.6
65) 6540.7
70) 7050.8
73) 7310.2
75) 7520.3
80) 8020.3
99) 99 hours or more30.5
Missing258 
TOTAL596100.0
219) 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) Baptist8011.0
2) Disciples of Christ131.8
3) Episcopalian283.8
4) Lutheran334.5
5) Methodist9312.8
6) Presbyterian32744.9
7) Other Presbyterian10.1
8) Reformed101.4
9) Roman Catholic689.3
10) United Church of Christ162.2
11) Independent- nondenominational131.8
12) None60.8
13) Other415.6
Missing125 
TOTAL729100.0
220) Please indicate the faith in which your husband or wife is currently. (SFAITH2)
TOTAL%
1) Baptist20.3
2) Disciples of Christ50.7
3) Episcopalian71.0
4) Lutheran30.4
5) Methodist50.7
6) Presbyterian65892.4
7) Other Presbyterian10.1
8) Reformed10.1
9) Roman Catholic111.5
10) United Church of Christ60.8
12) None40.6
13) Other91.3
Missing142 
TOTAL712100.0
221) How many children do you have? (Include any legally adopted children; exclude stepchildren unless legally adopted.) (CHILDREN)
TOTAL%
0) None11813.9
1) 110212.1
2) 236743.4
3) 318221.5
4) 4566.6
5) 5141.7
6) 630.4
7) 720.2
8) 810.1
9) 9 or more10.1
Missing8 
TOTAL846100.0
222) Do you currently live in a manse or other housing provided by your congregation? (MANSE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes17520.6
2) No67479.4
Missing5 
TOTAL849100.0
223) How many persons, including yourself, live in your household? (PERSONS)
TOTAL%
1) I live alone.829.7
2) Two of us38044.8
3) Three of us15318.0
4) Four of us15318.0
5) Five of us647.5
6) Six of us131.5
7) Seven or more of us30.4
Missing6 
TOTAL848100.0
224) How many persons in your household are under 6 years of age? (AGE6)
TOTAL%
0) None20769.0
1) 16822.7
2) 2237.7
3) 320.7
Missing554 
TOTAL300100.0
225) How many persons in your household are 6-12 years of age? (AGE12)
TOTAL%
0) None19854.7
1) 110027.6
2) 25414.9
3) 392.5
4) 410.3
Missing492 
TOTAL362100.0
226) How many persons in your household are 13-17 years of age? (AGE17)
TOTAL%
0) None18949.2
1) 113936.2
2) 25213.5
3) 341.0
Missing470 
TOTAL384100.0
227) How many persons in your household are 18-24 years of age? (AGE24)
TOTAL%
0) None19869.7
1) 17426.1
2) 293.2
3) 331.1
Missing570 
TOTAL284100.0
228) How many persons in your household are 25 years of age and older (AGE25)
TOTAL%
0) None10.1
1) 110312.3
2) 268481.9
3) 3414.9
4) 440.5
6) 610.1
7) 710.1
Missing19 
TOTAL835100.0
229) 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 alone769.0
2) A single parent, living with one or more children222.6
3) A married couple, no children in household34240.5
4) A married couple, living with one or more children35742.3
5) Some other arrangement475.6
Missing10 
TOTAL844100.0
230) Generally speaking, do you think of yourself as a Democrat, Independent, or Republican, or other? (POLITIC)
TOTAL%
1) Democrat46254.7
2) Independent15318.1
3) Republican20524.3
4) Other253.0
Missing9 
TOTAL845100.0
231) Describe total family income from all sources, before taxes, during 2001. (INCOME)
TOTAL%
1) Less than $10,00010.1
2) $10,000- $14,99930.4
3) $15,000- $19,99930.4
4) $20,000- $29,999202.4
5) $30,000- $39,999759.0
6) $40,000- $49,9999811.8
7) $50,000- $59,99910512.6
8) $60,000- $69,99910112.1
9) $70,000- $79,99910712.8
10) $80,000- $89,9999611.5
11) $90,000- $99,999647.7
12) $100,000- $124,9999010.8
13) $125,000- $149,999303.6
14) $150,000- more404.8
Missing21 
TOTAL833100.0
232) Race: White (RACE)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked435.1
1) Checked80894.9
Missing3 
TOTAL851100.0
233) Race: Black (RACE2)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked84198.8
1) Checked101.2
Missing3 
TOTAL851100.0
234) Race: Indian (RACE3)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked83998.6
1) Checked121.4
Missing3 
TOTAL851100.0
235) Race: Asian (RACE4)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked83397.9
1) Checked182.1
Missing3 
TOTAL851100.0
236) Race: Hispanic (RACE5)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked84599.3
1) Checked60.7
Missing3 
TOTAL851100.0
237) Race: Some other race (RACE6)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked84198.8
1) Checked101.2
Missing3 
TOTAL851100.0
238) During the last 12 months, did you or other family members in your household contribute any money to each of the following? To your congregation in regular giving? (GIVING)
TOTAL%
1) Yes81997.3
2) No232.7
Missing12 
TOTAL842100.0
239) Best estimate of the amount given: regular giving (AMTGIVE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL7625497.8936420
240) During the last 12 months, did you or other family members in your household contribute any money to each of the following? To your congregation in giving to a special capital campaign? (CAPCAMP)
TOTAL%
1) Yes32740.7
2) No47659.3
Missing51 
TOTAL803100.0
241) Best estimate of the amount given: special capital campaign (SPECIALG)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL3274299.24855263
242) During the last 12 months, did you or other family members in your household contribute any money to each of the following? 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) Yes67281.6
2) No15218.4
Missing30 
TOTAL824100.0
243) Best estimate of amount given: to special appeal? (AMTSPEC)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL6313565.81956241
244) During the last 12 months, did you or other family members in your household contribute any money to each of the following? To all religious groups or religious causes outside the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)? (OUTPCUSA)
TOTAL%
1) Yes53465.8
2) No27834.2
Missing42 
TOTAL812100.0
245) Best estimate of amount given: to all religious groups or religious causes outside the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) (ALLCAUSE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL5183153.83644144
246) Uring the last 12 months, did you or other family members in your household contribute any money to each of the following? To Non-religious charities, community organizations, or social causes? (NONRELIG)
TOTAL%
1) Yes74088.6
2) No9511.4
Missing19 
TOTAL835100.0
247) Best estimate of amount given: to non-religious charities (AMTNOREL)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL6992421.88638186
248) Pastor (PAST)
TOTAL%
0) Non-Pastor30235.5
1) Pastor54964.5
Missing3 
TOTAL851100.0
249) Sample (SAMPLE)
TOTAL%
3) Pastors54964.5
4) Specialized Clergy30235.5
Missing3 
TOTAL851100.0
250) State (STATE)
251) Region (REGION)
TOTAL%
1) Northeast17020.0
2) Midwest22526.4
3) South30335.6
4) West15318.0
Missing3 
TOTAL851100.0
252) I-AGE: What is your present age? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-AGE)
TOTAL%
1) Less than 409511.2
2) 40-4923527.8
3) 50-6446555.0
4) 65+505.9
Missing9 
TOTAL845100.0
253) I-SEX: What is your sex? (for use with online analysis) (I-SEX)
TOTAL%
1) Female22526.6
2) Male62173.4
Missing8 
TOTAL846100.0
254) I-INCOME: Describe total family income from all sources, before taxes, during 2001. (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-INCOME)
TOTAL%
1) Less than $20,00070.8
2) $20K - $49,99919323.2
3) $50K - $99,99947356.8
4) $100K+16019.2
Missing21 
TOTAL833100.0
255) I-PARTYID: Generally speaking, do you think of yourself as a Democrat, Independent, or Republican, or other? (for use with online analysis) (I-PARTYID)
TOTAL%
1) Democrat46254.7
2) Independent15318.1
3) Republican20524.3
4) Other253.0
Missing9 
TOTAL845100.0
256) I-REGION: Region (for use with online analysis) (I-REGION)
TOTAL%
1) Northeast17020.0
2) Midwest22526.4
3) South30335.6
4) West15318.0
Missing3 
TOTAL851100.0