Presbyterian Panel Survey, May 2005 - Funding Christ's Mission Through the PC(USA), Elders

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All frequencies are raw numbers (no weights used).
1) New Panel identification number (NEWCODE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL50323839.006487
2) In the last two years, have you ever wanted to know more about PC(USA) mission? (MOREINFO)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, very often377.6
2) Yes, often6914.1
3) Yes, occasionally21043.0
4) Yes, but rarely9920.3
5) No7315.0
Missing15 
TOTAL488100.0
3) How often in the last two years have you relied on or turned to each of the following sources to obtain information about the PC(USA) mission: GA or GAC staff persons (STAFFINF)
TOTAL%
2) Often61.3
3) Occasionally347.3
4) Rarely6413.8
5) Never36177.6
Missing38 
TOTAL465100.0
4) How often in the last two years have you relied on or turned to each of the following sources to obtain information about the PC(USA) mission: Mission Yearbook of Prayer and Study (YEARBOOK)
TOTAL%
1) Very often91.9
2) Often265.4
3) Occasionally8918.5
4) Rarely9820.4
5) Never25853.8
Missing23 
TOTAL480100.0
5) How often in the last two years have you relied on or turned to each of the following sources to obtain information about the PC(USA) mission: Presbyterians Today (PT) magazine (MAGAZINE)
TOTAL%
1) Very often173.5
2) Often5611.7
3) Occasionally12125.3
4) Rarely8417.5
5) Never20142.0
Missing24 
TOTAL479100.0
6) How often in the last two years have you relied on or turned to each of the following sources to obtain information about the PC(USA) mission: Horizons Magazine (HORIZONS)
TOTAL%
1) Very Often102.1
2) Often204.2
3) Occasionally5010.5
4) Rarely5511.6
5) Never33971.5
Missing29 
TOTAL474100.0
7) How often in the last two years have you relied on or turned to each of the following sources to obtain information about the PC(USA) mission: PC(USA) News Briefs (NEWSBRF)
TOTAL%
1) Very often30.6
2) Often173.6
3) Occasionally7115.2
4) Rarely6614.2
5) Never30966.3
Missing37 
TOTAL466100.0
8) How often in the last two years have you relied on or turned to each of the following sources to obtain information about the PC(USA) mission: PC(USA) Web site (WEBSITE)
TOTAL%
1) Very often51.1
2) Often326.8
3) Occasionally7716.3
4) Rarely6213.1
5) Never29762.8
Missing30 
TOTAL473100.0
9) How often in the last two years have you relied on or turned to each of the following sources to obtain information about the PC(USA) mission: Presbyterian Outlook magazine or Web site (OUTLOOK)
TOTAL%
1) Very often102.1
2) Often245.1
3) Occasionally5612.0
4) Rarely6614.1
5) Never31266.7
Missing35 
TOTAL468100.0
10) How often in the last two years have you relied on or turned to each of the following sources to obtain information about the PC(USA) mission: The Layman newspaper or website (LAYMAN)
TOTAL%
1) Very often153.2
2) Often4810.1
3) Occasionally5411.4
4) Rarely5110.8
5) Never30664.6
Missing29 
TOTAL474100.0
11) How often in the last two years have you relied on or turned to each of the following sources to obtain information about the PC(USA) mission: Presbyweb (www.presbyweb.com) (PRESBYWB)
TOTAL%
1) Very often30.7
2) Often81.8
3) Occasionally337.3
4) Rarely4810.5
5) Never36379.8
Missing48 
TOTAL455100.0
12) How often in the last two years have you relied on or turned to each of the following sources to obtain information about the PC(USA) mission: My pastor or other ministers in the PC(USA) (PASTOR)
TOTAL%
1) Very often347.1
2) Often10522.0
3) Occasionally18238.2
4) Rarely7315.3
5) Never8317.4
Missing26 
TOTAL477100.0
13) How often in the last two years have you relied on or turned to each of the following sources to obtain information about the PC(USA) mission: Congregational newsletter (NEWSLET1)
TOTAL%
1) Very often5511.7
2) Often11023.4
3) Occasionally13027.6
4) Rarely5712.1
5) Never11925.3
Missing32 
TOTAL471100.0
14) How often in the last two years have you relied on or turned to each of the following sources to obtain information about the PC(USA) mission: Presbytery or synod newspaper/newsletter/meeting/staff (SYNOD1)
TOTAL%
1) Very Often173.6
2) Often5411.4
3) Occasionally10622.4
4) Rarely9119.2
5) Never20643.5
Missing29 
TOTAL474100.0
15) How often in the last two years have you relied on or turned to each of the following sources to obtain information about the PC(USA) mission: Other PC(USA) publications (OTHERPUB)
TOTAL%
1) Very often20.4
2) Often224.7
3) Occasionally6814.7
4) Rarely8518.3
5) Never28761.9
Missing39 
TOTAL464100.0
16) How often in the last two years have you relied on or turned to each of the following sources to obtain information about the PC(USA) mission: Other (OTHER)
TOTAL%
1) Very often51.7
2) Often124.1
3) Occasionally72.4
4) Rarely165.4
5) Never25686.5
Missing207 
TOTAL296100.0
17) How well-informed would you say you are about the range and scope of the PC(USA) mission? (INFORMED)
TOTAL%
1) Very informed132.7
2) Generally informed13226.9
3) A little informed26554.1
4) Not informed8016.3
Missing13 
TOTAL490100.0
18) Did you or your family give any money to your congregation in 2004? (GIVMONEY)
TOTAL%
1) Yes48798.8
2) No10.2
3) Not sure51.0
Missing10 
TOTAL493100.0
19) How much did you give as a percentage of your total family income (pre-tax) from all sources? (PERCENT)
TOTAL%
1) 133.3
2) 317.8
3) 246.0
4) 246.0
5) 6516.3
6) 194.8
7) 276.8
8) 389.5
9) 71.8
10) 10125.3
11) 51.3
12) 112.8
13) 30.8
14) 20.5
15) 92.3
16) 10.3
17) 30.8
19) 10.3
20) 41.0
21) 10.3
25) 20.5
99) 92.3
Missing103 
TOTAL400100.0
20) Besides your congregation, did you give any money to any other religious or charitable causes during 2004? (CHARITY)
TOTAL%
1) Yes45893.7
2) No234.7
3) Not sure81.6
Missing14 
TOTAL489100.0
21) How much did you give as a percentage of your total family income (pre-tax) from all sources? (CHARPREC)
TOTAL%
1) 11032.1
2) 7722.4
3) 4513.1
4) 144.1
5) 4212.2
6) 51.5
7) 30.9
8) 72.0
9) 10.3
10) 92.6
11) 10.3
12) 51.5
14) 20.6
15) 41.2
17) 10.3
20) 10.3
25) 10.3
30) 10.3
99) 144.1
Missing160 
TOTAL343100.0
22) Did you make a financial pledge for 2005 to your congregation? (FINANCE1)
TOTAL%
1) Yes41884.8
2) No7314.8
3) Not sure20.4
Missing10 
TOTAL493100.0
23) About what percentage of your total family income (pre-tax) from all sources have you pledged for 2005? (FINPERC)
TOTAL%
0) 10.3
1) 133.8
2) 319.0
3) 174.9
4) 205.8
5) 6418.5
6) 195.5
7) 195.5
8) 267.5
9) 123.5
10) 8825.4
11) 41.2
12) 82.3
13) 20.6
14) 10.3
15) 72.0
17) 30.9
20) 41.2
30) 20.6
99) 51.4
Missing157 
TOTAL346100.0
24) Did you give any money to help the victims of the tsunami that devastated parts of Indonesia and south/southeast Asia on December 26, 2004? (TSUNAMI)
TOTAL%
1) Yes31765.0
2) No17135.0
Missing15 
TOTAL488100.0
25) Did you give any of your contributions for tsunami relief through your congregation or through Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA)? (CONTRIB)
TOTAL%
1) Yes through my congregation20163.2
2) Yes through PDA3210.1
3) No7222.6
4) Don't know134.1
Missing185 
TOTAL318100.0
26) Suppose for a moment that you were given $200 with the stipulation that you would in turn give it away for a charity of a religious cause. How important would each of the following factors be in helping you decide which cause or agency you would give the money to: I'd given money to this cause before (MONEYB4)
TOTAL%
1) Very important9319.3
2) Generally important20642.7
3) A little important11624.1
4) Not important6713.9
Missing21 
TOTAL482100.0
27) Suppose for a moment that you were given $200 with the stipulation that you would in turn give it away for a charity of a religious cause. How important would each of the following factors be in helping you decide which cause or agency you would give the money to: The quality of the agency's promotional materials (QUALITY)
TOTAL%
1) Very important163.4
2) Generally important8016.9
3) A little important20342.8
4) Not important17536.9
Missing29 
TOTAL474100.0
28) Suppose for a moment that you were given $200 with the stipulation that you would in turn give it away for a charity of a religious cause. How important would each of the following factors be in helping you decide which cause or agency you would give the money to: The reputation of the agency (AGNCYREP)
TOTAL%
1) Very important33167.7
2) Generally important14028.6
3) A little important122.5
4) Not important61.2
Missing14 
TOTAL489100.0
29) Suppose for a moment that you were given $200 with the stipulation that you would in turn give it away for a charity of a religious cause. How important would each of the following factors be in helping you decide which cause or agency you would give the money to: A sound financial statement or annual report (REPORT)
TOTAL%
1) Very important14129.7
2) Generally important20743.6
3) A little important10021.1
4) Not important275.7
Missing28 
TOTAL475100.0
30) Suppose for a moment that you were given $200 with the stipulation that you would in turn give it away for a charity of a religious cause. How important would each of the following factors be in helping you decide which cause or agency you would give the money to: Prayer (PRAYER)
TOTAL%
1) Very important18238.2
2) Generally important15833.1
3) A little important10321.6
4) Not important347.1
Missing26 
TOTAL477100.0
31) Suppose for a moment that you were given $200 with the stipulation that you would in turn give it away for a charity of a religious cause. How important would each of the following factors be in helping you decide which cause or agency you would give the money to: Recommendations of my pastor, session, or other congregational connection (RECOMEND)
TOTAL%
1) Very important8016.6
2) Generally important22346.3
3) A little important14029.0
4) Not important398.1
Missing21 
TOTAL482100.0
32) Suppose for a moment that you were given $200 with the stipulation that you would in turn give it away for a charity of a religious cause. How important would each of the following factors be in helping you decide which cause or agency you would give the money to: Other personal recommendations (PERSONAL)
TOTAL%
1) Very important4810.0
2) Generally important21043.8
3) A little important16734.9
4) Not important5411.3
Missing24 
TOTAL479100.0
33) Suppose for a moment that you were given $200 with the stipulation that you would in turn give it away for a charity of a religious cause. How important would each of the following factors be in helping you decide which cause or agency you would give the money to: A personal connection to the cause or agency (CONNECT)
TOTAL%
1) Very important21344.1
2) Generally important16534.2
3) A little important6713.9
4) Not important387.9
Missing20 
TOTAL483100.0
34) Suppose for a moment that you were given $200 with the stipulation that you would in turn give it away for a charity of a religious cause. How important would each of the following factors be in helping you decide which cause or agency you would give the money to: The agency is connected to/a part of the PC(USA) (PCUSA)
TOTAL%
1) Very important336.9
2) Generally important11624.3
3) A little important16033.5
4) Not important16835.2
Missing26 
TOTAL477100.0
35) Suppose for a moment that you were given $200 with the stipulation that you would in turn give it away for a charity of a religious cause. How important would each of the following factors be in helping you decide which cause or agency you would give the money to: The nature of the cause (CAUSE)
TOTAL%
1) Very important29360.7
2) Generally important15832.7
3) A little important234.8
4) Not important91.9
Missing20 
TOTAL483100.0
36) Suppose for a moment that you were given $200 with the stipulation that you would in turn give it away for a charity of a religious cause. How important would each of the following factors be in helping you decide which cause or agency you would give the money to: It has low administrative costs ("overhead') (ADMINCST)
TOTAL%
1) Very important19240.2
2) Generally important21144.1
3) A little important5812.1
4) Not important173.6
Missing25 
TOTAL478100.0
37) Suppose for a moment that you were given $200 with the stipulation that you would in turn give it away for a charity of a religious cause. How important would each of the following factors be in helping you decide which cause or agency you would give the money to: Wanting to "give back" to an agency that has benefited my family or me (GIVEBACK)
TOTAL%
1) Very important11924.8
2) Generally important14830.8
3) A little important11423.8
4) Not important9920.6
Missing23 
TOTAL480100.0
38) Suppose for a moment that you were given $200 with the stipulation that you would in turn give it away for a charity of a religious cause. How important would each of the following factors be in helping you decide which cause or agency you would give the money to: Other (OTHERSPD)
TOTAL%
1) Very important1616.3
2) Generally important55.1
3) A little important55.1
4) Not important7273.5
Missing405 
TOTAL98100.0
39) What response would you like to receive when you give money to a charitable cause or religious cause: A mailed thank-you note/letter (MAILTHNX)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked25951.5
1) Checked24448.5
TOTAL503100.0
40) What response would you like to receive when you give money to a charitable cause or religious cause: An e-mail thank-you note (EMAILTHX)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked43686.7
1) Checked6713.3
TOTAL503100.0
41) What response would you like to receive when you give money to a charitable cause or religious cause: A thank-you gift (THNXGIFT)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked50099.4
1) Checked30.6
TOTAL503100.0
42) What response would you like to receive when you give money to a charitable cause or religious cause: A brochure giving detailed information about how your contribution was used (BROCURE)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked34668.8
1) Checked15731.2
TOTAL503100.0
43) What response would you like to receive when you give money to a charitable cause or religious cause: A newsletter from the organization (NEWSLET2)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked39478.3
1) Checked10921.7
TOTAL503100.0
44) What response would you like to receive when you give money to a charitable cause or religious cause: A financial statement from the organization (FINANCE2)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked44187.7
1) Checked6212.3
TOTAL503100.0
45) What response would you like to receive when you give money to a charitable cause or religious cause: A phone call of thanks (PHONETHX)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked48997.2
1) Checked142.8
TOTAL503100.0
46) What response would you like to receive when you give money to a charitable cause or religious cause: A statement for tax purposes (TAXSTATE)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked21843.3
1) Checked28556.7
TOTAL503100.0
47) What response would you like to receive when you give money to a charitable cause or religious cause: A listing in the organization's annual report (LISTING)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked47995.2
1) Checked244.8
TOTAL503100.0
48) What response would you like to receive when you give money to a charitable cause or religious cause: Other (OTHERTHX)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked48997.2
1) Checked142.8
TOTAL503100.0
49) What response would you like to receive when you give money to a charitable cause or religious cause: I don't need any response (NOTHANX)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked39478.3
1) Checked10921.7
TOTAL503100.0
50) Do you have a will? (HAVEWILL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes39282.2
2) No8117.0
3) Not Sure40.8
Missing26 
TOTAL477100.0
51) If you do have a will, does your will include a bequest to: Your congregation (CONGTATN)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked42684.7
1) Checked7715.3
TOTAL503100.0
52) If you do have a will, does your will include a bequest to: Another PC(USA) congregation (OTHRCONG)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked49598.4
1) Checked81.6
TOTAL503100.0
53) If you do have a will, does your will include a bequest to: A PC(USA) college, university, or seminary (TOSCHOOL)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked49097.4
1) Checked132.6
TOTAL503100.0
54) If you do have a will, does your will include a bequest to: PC(USA) mission (MISSION)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked49899.0
1) Checked51.0
TOTAL503100.0
55) If you do have a will, does your will include a bequest to: Other PC(USA) affiliated institution (camp, retirement home, etc.) (PCUSAORG)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked49297.8
1) Checked112.2
TOTAL503100.0
56) Presbyterians believe we discern best what God is calling us to do when we gather as governing bodies seeking together to find and represent the will of Christ. "Per capita apportionment" is how we mutually share the costs of coming together to discern the Spirit's leading for the future. The General Assembly, synods and (most, but not all) presbyteries create a per capita apportionment that they ask congregations to pay annually. Have you previously heard of per capita apportionment? (PERCAPTA)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, definitely42687.1
2) Yes, probably265.3
3) No, probably not204.1
4) No, definitely not173.5
Missing14 
TOTAL489100.0
57) [If PERCAPTA is "Yes, definitely" or "Yes, probably,"] How aware were you that the main purpose of per capita apportionment is to support discernment? (AWARE)
TOTAL%
1) Very aware12327.2
2) Generally aware13930.7
3) A little aware6614.6
4) Not aware12527.6
Missing50 
TOTAL453100.0
58) Beyond per capita apportionment sessions of PC(USA) congregations are encouraged to contribute a portion of their mission budget to fund PC(USA)-, presbytery-, and synod-related mission. Does your congregation donate funds to presbytery-, synod-, or PC(USA)-related mission? (DONATE1)
TOTAL%
1) Yes40282.4
2) No183.7
3) Don't know6813.9
Missing15 
TOTAL488100.0
59) [If DONATE1 is "Yes,"] Think about any efforts your session has made to interpret, to the congregation, all of the presbytery, synod, or PC(USA) mission(s) that it supports. How satisfied are you with the interpretation the session has done? (INTERPRT)
TOTAL%
1) Very satisfied9822.6
2) Generally satisfied20747.7
3) Only a little satisfied6515.0
4) Not satisfied225.1
5) Can't really recall any interpretation429.7
Missing69 
TOTAL434100.0
60) Has the interpretation the session has done made you want the congregation to give more money, less money, or about the same amount of money to presbytery, synod, or PC(USA) mission? (GIVEMORE)
TOTAL%
1) More4812.0
2) Less4110.3
3) About the same25062.5
4) No opinion6115.3
Missing103 
TOTAL400100.0
61) In the past 20 years, the amount of financial gifts for PC(USA) mission received as "undesignated" (the session or individual donor leaves the decision on how to spend the money to the PC(USA)) has declined and the amount received as "designated" (the session/donor indicates how the money is to be spent) has increased, so that now only about 20% of receipts are received as "undesignated." This shift has enhanced the ability of individuals and sessions to support specific programs, but it has lessened the ability of the PC(USA) to respond to requests for assistance from international partners and national ministries. Given this situation, please indicate whether you agree or disagree with each of the following statements: Only PC(USA) projects and programs able to raise their own funds should continue to exist (ONLYPCUS)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree234.9
2) Agree6513.8
3) Neither agree nor disagree12827.1
4) Disagree16434.7
5) Strongly disagree5311.2
6) Not sure398.3
Missing31 
TOTAL472100.0
62) In the past 20 years, the amount of financial gifts for PC(USA) mission received as "undesignated" (the session or individual donor leaves the decision on how to spend the money to the PC(USA)) has declined and the amount received as "designated" (the session/donor indicates how the money is to be spent) has increased, so that now only about 20% of receipts are received as "undesignated." This shift has enhanced the ability of individuals and sessions to support specific programs, but it has lessened the ability of the PC(USA) to respond to requests for assistance from international partners and national ministries. Given this situation, please indicate whether you agree or disagree with each of the following statements: The denomination should find ways to increase undesignated gifts (INCREASE)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree285.9
2) Agree20944.3
3) Neither agree nor disagree12927.3
4) Disagree5611.9
5) Strongly disagree265.5
6) Not sure245.1
Missing31 
TOTAL472100.0
63) In the past 20 years, the amount of financial gifts for PC(USA) mission received as "undesignated" (the session or individual donor leaves the decision on how to spend the money to the PC(USA)) has declined and the amount received as "designated" (the session/donor indicates how the money is to be spent) has increased, so that now only about 20% of receipts are received as "undesignated." This shift has enhanced the ability of individuals and sessions to support specific programs, but it has lessened the ability of the PC(USA) to respond to requests for assistance from international partners and national ministries. Given this situation, please indicate whether you agree or disagree with each of the following statements: I favor my congregation designating the dollars it gives to PC(USA) mission (DESGNATE)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree10121.2
2) Agree17135.9
3) Neither agree nor disagree9520.0
4) Disagree7215.1
5) Strongly disagree153.2
6) Not sure224.6
Missing27 
TOTAL476100.0
64) In the past 20 years, the amount of financial gifts for PC(USA) mission received as "undesignated" (the session or individual donor leaves the decision on how to spend the money to the PC(USA)) has declined and the amount received as "designated" (the session/donor indicates how the money is to be spent) has increased, so that now only about 20% of receipts are received as "undesignated." This shift has enhanced the ability of individuals and sessions to support specific programs, but it has lessened the ability of the PC(USA) to respond to requests for assistance from international partners and national ministries. Given this situation, please indicate whether you agree or disagree with each of the following statements: I am uncomfortable having someone else decide where my pledge goes (NODECIDE)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree6613.9
2) Agree14630.8
3) Neither agree nor disagree10321.7
4) Disagree10421.9
5) Strongly disagree408.4
6) Not sure153.2
Missing29 
TOTAL474100.0
65) Do you agree or disagree with the following: I would give more of my charitable contributions to fund PC(USA) mission in general ("undesignated") if I knew how to make a direct contribution (KNEWDIRC)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree61.2
2) Agree4910.1
3) Neither agree nor disagree16433.7
4) Disagree16433.7
5) Strongly disagree6112.6
6) Not sure428.6
Missing17 
TOTAL486100.0
66) Do you agree or disagree with the following: I would give more of my charitable contributions to fund PC(USA) mission if I knew how to make contributions for designated projects (DESIGNTE)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree142.9
2) Agree10922.5
3) Neither agree nor disagree17035.1
4) Disagree12124.9
5) Strongly disagree357.2
6) Not sure367.4
Missing18 
TOTAL485100.0
67) Do you agree or disagree with the following: More financial support is needed to fund PC(USA) mission (MORENEED)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree336.9
2) Agree20242.3
3) Neither agree nor disagree13327.8
4) Disagree326.7
5) Strongly disagree204.2
6) Not sure5812.1
Missing25 
TOTAL478100.0
68) Do you agree or disagree with the following: My session gives too much of its mission dollars to fund PC(USA) (TOOMUCH)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree142.9
2) Agree194.0
3) Neither agree nor disagree13628.3
4) Disagree20642.8
5) Strongly disagree5812.1
6) Not sure4810.0
Missing22 
TOTAL481100.0
69) Do you agree or disagree with the following: Since the PC(USA) is governed by a connectional system, governing bodies should be trusted to make the right decisions with the mission dollars given to them (TRUSTGOV)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree224.6
2) Agree23248.0
3) Neither agree nor disagree9720.1
4) Disagree7214.9
5) Strongly disagree336.8
6) Not sure275.6
Missing20 
TOTAL483100.0
70) Do you agree or disagree with the following: I am comfortable letting my presbytery make decisions about where to allocate the mission dollars it receives (COMFPRES)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree275.6
2) Agree26554.9
3) Neither agree nor disagree7916.4
4) Disagree6814.1
5) Strongly disagree285.8
6) Not sure163.3
Missing20 
TOTAL483100.0
71) Do you agree or disagree with the following: I am comfortable letting my synod make decisions about where to allocate the mission dollars it receives (COMFSYND)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree193.9
2) Agree21644.6
3) Neither agree nor disagree9519.6
4) Disagree8818.2
5) Strongly disagree377.6
6) Not sure296.0
Missing19 
TOTAL484100.0
72) Do you agree or disagree with the following: I am comfortable letting the General Assembly/General Assembly Council make decisions about where to allocate the mission dollars they receive (COMFGAC)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree204.1
2) Agree19540.1
3) Neither agree nor disagree8818.1
4) Disagree8517.5
5) Strongly disagree7114.6
6) Not sure275.6
Missing17 
TOTAL486100.0
73) When an individual makes a direct contribution to fund PC(USA) mission (for example by sending a check directly to the General Assembly Council or to a specific mission program), should his or her congregation receive credit for the donation (RECREDIT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes definitely21543.4
2) Yes probably13427.1
3) No probably not6212.5
4) No definitely not224.4
5) Not sure6212.5
Missing8 
TOTAL495100.0
74) Joining Hearts and Hands, A Mission Initiative is an effort to revitalize PC(USA) mission through raising $40 million to fund new church development, congregational renewal (particularly for racial-ethnic and multicultural churches), and new international mission. Have you heard about this campaign? (HEARTHND)
TOTAL%
1) Yes13226.6
2) No31363.1
3) Not sure5110.3
Missing7 
TOTAL496100.0
75) In general, do you think it is a good idea for the PC(USA) to conduct special purpose campaign to raise money for specific mission programs? (CAMPAIGN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes definitely10421.0
2) Yes probably26152.7
3) No probably not499.9
4) No definitely not132.6
5) Not sure6813.7
Missing8 
TOTAL495100.0
76) How appropriate is it to use each of the following approaches when raising money as part of a PC(USA) special-purpose campaign: Asking sessions to donate to the campaign out of their regular budgets (ASKDONAT)
TOTAL%
1) Very appropriate336.7
2) Generally appropriate17936.4
3) A little appropriate9619.5
4) Not appropriate16032.5
5) Not sure244.9
Missing11 
TOTAL492100.0
77) How appropriate is it to use each of the following approaches when raising money as part of a PC(USA) special-purpose campaign: Asking sessions to conduct a pledge drive for the campaign among their members (ASKSESON)
TOTAL%
1) Very appropriate285.7
2) Generally appropriate17335.1
3) A little appropriate13427.2
4) Not appropriate13026.4
5) Not sure285.7
Missing10 
TOTAL493100.0
78) How appropriate is it to use each of the following approaches when raising money as part of a PC(USA) special-purpose campaign: Asking sessions to share information about the campaign with their members (ASKSHARE)
TOTAL%
1) Very appropriate19539.6
2) Generally appropriate25351.3
3) A little appropriate265.3
4) Not appropriate61.2
5) Not sure132.6
Missing10 
TOTAL493100.0
79) How appropriate is it to use each of the following approaches when raising money as part of a PC(USA) special-purpose campaign: Approaching individuals directly to ask for donations to the campaign (DONATE2)
TOTAL%
1) Very appropriate255.1
2) Generally appropriate15932.2
3) A little appropriate12926.1
4) Not appropriate15030.4
5) Not sure316.3
Missing9 
TOTAL494100.0
80) How appropriate is it to use each of the following approaches when raising money as part of a PC(USA) special-purpose campaign: Asking Presbyterians to donate to the campaign out of their regular budgets (REGBUDGT)
TOTAL%
1) Very appropriate336.7
2) Generally appropriate16032.4
3) A little appropriate11623.5
4) Not appropriate14128.5
5) Not sure448.9
Missing9 
TOTAL494100.0
81) How appropriate is it to use each of the following approaches when raising money as part of a PC(USA) special-purpose campaign: Asking synods to donate to the campaign out of their regular budgets (SYNODBDG)
TOTAL%
1) Very appropriate336.7
2) Generally appropriate16333.1
3) A little appropriate11222.7
4) Not appropriate13126.6
5) Not sure5411.0
Missing10 
TOTAL493100.0
82) How appropriate is it to use each of the following approaches when raising money as part of a PC(USA) special-purpose campaign: Approaching foundations to ask for donations (ASKFOUND)
TOTAL%
1) Very appropriate13026.5
2) Generally appropriate23648.2
3) A little appropriate5711.6
4) Not appropriate275.5
5) Not sure408.2
Missing13 
TOTAL490100.0
83) Has a representative from this organization spoken in your congregation in the past two years: National offices in Louisville (LOUIVILE)
TOTAL%
1) Don't know7315.4
2) No37378.7
3) Yes285.9
Missing29 
TOTAL474100.0
84) If so, did the representative from the National offices in Louisville ask for or encourage contributions (ASKEDLVL)
TOTAL%
1) Don't know3045.5
2) No2842.4
3) Yes812.1
Missing437 
TOTAL66100.0
85) Has a representative from this organization spoken in your congregation in the past two years: Presbyterian Foundation (PRESFND)
TOTAL%
1) Don't know9119.0
2) No30964.6
3) Yes7816.3
Missing25 
TOTAL478100.0
86) If so, did the representative from the Presbyterian Foundation ask for or encourage contributions? (ASKPRES1)
TOTAL%
1) Don't know3533.0
2) No2119.8
3) Yes5047.2
Missing397 
TOTAL106100.0
87) Has a representative from this organization spoken in your congregation in the past two years: your synod (SYNOD2)
TOTAL%
1) Don't know9620.2
2) No32468.2
3) Yes5511.6
Missing28 
TOTAL475100.0
88) If so, did the representative from your synod ask for or encourage contributions? (ASKSYNOD)
TOTAL%
1) Don't know3444.2
2) No2329.9
3) Yes2026.0
Missing426 
TOTAL77100.0
89) Has a representative from this organization spoken in your congregation in the past two years: Your presbytery (PRESBYTR)
TOTAL%
1) Don't know7515.7
2) No14430.2
3) Yes25854.1
Missing26 
TOTAL477100.0
90) If so, did the representative from your presbytery ask for or encourage contributions? (ASKPRES2)
TOTAL%
1) Don't know7429.8
2) No9739.1
3) Yes7731.0
Missing255 
TOTAL248100.0
91) Has a representative from this organization spoken in your congregation in the past two years: Presbyterian Frontier Fellowship (PRESFSHP)
TOTAL%
1) Don't know9520.2
2) No35976.2
3) Yes173.6
Missing32 
TOTAL471100.0
92) If so, did the representative from the Presbyterian Frontier Fellowship ask for or encourage contributions? (ASKEDPFF)
TOTAL%
1) Don't know2246.8
2) No1429.8
3) Yes1123.4
Missing456 
TOTAL47100.0
93) Has a representative from this organization spoken in your congregation in the past two years: Medical Benevolence Foundation (MEDICAL)
TOTAL%
1) Don't know8718.5
2) No35174.5
3) Yes337.0
Missing32 
TOTAL471100.0
94) If so, did the representative from the Medical Benevolence Foundation ask for or encourage contributions? (ASKEDMED)
TOTAL%
1) Don't know2440.0
2) No1525.0
3) Yes2135.0
Missing443 
TOTAL60100.0
95) Has a representative from this organization spoken in your congregation in the past two years: Outreach Foundation of the PC(USA) (OUTREACH)
TOTAL%
1) Don't know10021.4
2) No34072.8
3) Yes275.8
Missing36 
TOTAL467100.0
96) If so, did the representative from the Outreach Foundation of the PC(USA) ask for or encourage contributions? (ASKOUTRH)
TOTAL%
1) Don't know2240.0
2) No1629.1
3) Yes1730.9
Missing448 
TOTAL55100.0
97) Has a representative from this organization spoken in your congregation in the past two years: World Vision (WORLDVIS)
TOTAL%
1) Don't know9219.7
2) No31968.2
3) Yes5712.2
Missing35 
TOTAL468100.0
98) If so, did the representative from World Vision ask for or encourage contributions? (ASKWORLD)
TOTAL%
1) Don't know2733.8
2) No1215.0
3) Yes4151.3
Missing423 
TOTAL80100.0
99) Has a representative from this organization spoken in your congregation in the past two years: Campus Crusade for Christ (CAMPUSCC)
TOTAL%
1) Don't know8517.9
2) No33770.8
3) Yes5411.3
Missing27 
TOTAL476100.0
100) If so, did the representative from the Campus Crusade for Christ ask for or encourage contributions? (ASKEDCCC)
TOTAL%
1) Don't know2838.4
2) No1824.7
3) Yes2737.0
Missing430 
TOTAL73100.0
101) Has a representative from this organization spoken in your congregation in the past two years: A seminary (SEMINARY)
TOTAL%
1) Don't know8117.1
2) No27858.5
3) Yes11624.4
Missing28 
TOTAL475100.0
102) If so, did the representative from a seminary ask for or encourage contributions? (ASKSEMNY)
TOTAL%
1) Don't know3325.8
2) No4031.3
3) Yes5543.0
Missing375 
TOTAL128100.0
103) Can you think of anything that the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A) does that excites you and makes you think about giving more money to fund Christ's mission through the PC(USA)? (MOREGIVE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes8719.1
2) No27159.4
3) Not sure9821.5
Missing47 
TOTAL456100.0
104) Survey Form (FORM)
TOTAL%
1) Paper40179.7
2) Web10220.3
TOTAL503100.0
105) Sample type (SAMPTYP)
TOTAL%
2) Elders503100.0
TOTAL503100.0
106) Identification Number (ID2)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL5023838.422487
107) How many years have you been a member of your current congregation? (YRMEM)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL49521.1716
108) [If YRMEM = 0] How many months have you been a member of congregation? (MONMEM)
TOTAL%
3) 150.0
6) 150.0
Missing501 
TOTAL2100.0
109) How far do you live from your congregation? (MILES)
TOTAL%
0) 336.7
1) 6713.5
2) 8417.0
3) 6412.9
4) 408.1
5) 5611.3
6) 224.4
7) 234.6
8) 244.8
9) 40.8
10) 326.5
11) 51.0
12) 91.8
13) 20.4
14) 30.6
15) 102.0
17) 10.2
20) 71.4
25) 51.0
26) 10.2
30) 10.2
38) 10.2
75) 10.2
Missing8 
TOTAL495100.0
110) Don't know number of members (NONUMMEM)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked48596.6
1) Checked173.4
Missing1 
TOTAL502100.0
111) What is the approximate number of members in your congregation? (NUMMEM)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL466793.345904
112) Have you ever been ordained an Elder in the Presbyterian Church? (ORDELDER)
TOTAL%
1) Yes49999.8
2) No10.2
Missing3 
TOTAL500100.0
113) [IF ORDELDER is 1] Are you serving now on session? (ELDERSER)
TOTAL%
1) Yes46496.5
2) No173.5
Missing22 
TOTAL481100.0
114) Have you ever been ordained a Deacon in the Presbyterian Church? (ORDDEACN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes20842.2
2) No28557.8
Missing10 
TOTAL493100.0
115) [If ORDDEACN is 1] Are you currently serving on the board of deacons? (DECONSER)
TOTAL%
1) Yes52.1
2) No23697.9
Missing262 
TOTAL241100.0
116) Which other positions, if any, do you hold in church?: Chair of congregational committee or task force (POSCHAIR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked27154.0
1) Checked23146.0
Missing1 
TOTAL502100.0
117) Which other positions, if any, do you hold in church?: Member of congregational committee or task force (POSCONGR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked25651.0
1) Checked24649.0
Missing1 
TOTAL502100.0
118) Which other positions, if any, do you hold in church?: Member of presbytery, synod, or General Assembly committee or task force (POSPRESB)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked45490.4
1) Checked489.6
Missing1 
TOTAL502100.0
119) Which other positions, if any, do you hold in church?: Officer of men's, women's, or youth group (OFFICER)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked44688.8
1) Checked5611.2
Missing1 
TOTAL502100.0
120) Which other positions, if any, do you hold in church?: Member of men's, women's, or youth group (POSMEMBR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked36873.3
1) Checked13426.7
Missing1 
TOTAL502100.0
121) Which other positions, if any, do you hold in church?: Organist or choir director (POSORGAN)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked49698.8
1) Checked61.2
Missing1 
TOTAL502100.0
122) Which other positions, if any, do you hold in church?: Member of choir (POSCHOIR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked41482.5
1) Checked8817.5
Missing1 
TOTAL502100.0
123) Which other positions, if any, do you hold in church?: Church School or Sunday School teacher/leader (POSTEACH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked36572.7
1) Checked13727.3
Missing1 
TOTAL502100.0
124) Which other positions, if any, do you hold in church?: Other (specify): (POSOTHR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked36873.3
1) Checked13426.7
Missing1 
TOTAL502100.0
125) How often do you generally attend Sunday worship at your congregation? (WORSHIP2)
TOTAL%
1) Never10.2
2) Less than once a year10.2
3) Once-twice a year10.2
4) Several times a year10.2
5) Once a month40.8
6) 2-3 times a month346.8
7) Nearly every week26252.3
8) Every week19739.3
Missing2 
TOTAL501100.0
126) How many hours, if any, during the last month have you: attended programs or events at your church (besides worship; if you attended Sunday or Church School include those hours here.)? (HREVENT)
TOTAL%
1) 0 Hours142.8
2) 1-2 Hours5511.0
3) 3-5 Hours15731.3
4) 6-10 Hours15330.5
5) 11-20 Hours9318.6
6) More than 20 Hours295.8
Missing2 
TOTAL501100.0
127) How many hours, if any, during the last month have you: given volunteer time at your church to teach, lead, serve on a committee, or help with some program or event? (HRVOLUNT)
TOTAL%
1) 0 Hours153.0
2) 1-2 Hours8216.5
3) 3-5 Hours15531.2
4) 6-10 Hours14128.4
5) 11-20 Hours7214.5
6) More than 20 Hours326.4
Missing6 
TOTAL497100.0
128) How many hours, if any, during the last month have you: participated in religious events, programs, or groups sponsored by a church or other religious organization which took place in a home or other facility away from your church? (HRRELG)
TOTAL%
1) 0 Hours21543.3
2) 1-2 Hours12525.2
3) 3-5 Hours10020.1
4) 6-10 Hours346.8
5) 11-20 Hours153.0
6) More than 20 Hours81.6
Missing6 
TOTAL497100.0
129) How many hours, if any, during the last month have you: given volunteer time, apart from church programs, to help the less fortunate or to help make your own community a better place to live (e.g., through volunteer or committee work)? (HRCOMVOL)
TOTAL%
1) 0 Hours14930.1
2) 1-2 Hours12024.2
3) 3-5 Hours10922.0
4) 6-10 Hours6613.3
5) 11-20 Hours357.1
6) More than 20 Hours163.2
Missing8 
TOTAL495100.0
130) Approximately how frequently do you engage in the following activities?: Read the Bible privately (BIBLEPRI)
TOTAL%
1) Daily- almost daily12024.3
2) Several times a week9719.6
3) Weekly6312.8
4) Several times a month7815.8
5) Once a month265.3
6) Several times a year6914.0
7) Once a year or less295.9
8) Never122.4
Missing9 
TOTAL494100.0
131) Approximately how frequently do you engage in the following activities?: Read Bible with family or friends (BIBLEOTH)
TOTAL%
1) Daily- almost daily91.9
2) Several times a week224.6
3) Weekly10421.9
4) Several times a month5411.4
5) Once a month377.8
6) Several times a year7515.8
7) Once a year or less6213.1
8) Never11123.4
Missing29 
TOTAL474100.0
132) Approximately how frequently do you engage in the following activities?: Attend a Bible study group (BIBLESTY)
TOTAL%
1) Daily- almost daily40.8
2) Several times a week102.1
3) Weekly13027.2
4) Several times a month5711.9
5) Once a month449.2
6) Several times a year5010.5
7) Once a year or less5210.9
8) Never13127.4
Missing25 
TOTAL478100.0
133) Approximately how frequently do you engage in the following activities?: Pray privately (PRAYPRI)
TOTAL%
1) Daily- almost daily37476.0
2) Several times a week7014.2
3) Weekly122.4
4) Several times a month173.5
5) Once a month91.8
6) Several times a year81.6
7) Once a year or less20.4
Missing11 
TOTAL492100.0
134) Approximately how frequently do you engage in the following activities?: Pray with family or friends (PRAYOTH)
TOTAL%
1) Daily- almost daily12726.1
2) Several times a week6814.0
3) Weekly8417.3
4) Several times a month6513.4
5) Once a month255.1
6) Several times a year6012.3
7) Once a year or less132.7
8) Never449.1
Missing17 
TOTAL486100.0
135) Approximately how frequently do you engage in the following activities?: Attend a prayer group (PRAYGRP)
TOTAL%
1) Daily- almost daily51.1
2) Several times a week51.1
3) Weekly5111.0
4) Several times a month204.3
5) Once a month306.5
6) Several times a year4810.4
7) Once a year or less7516.2
8) Never22849.4
Missing41 
TOTAL462100.0
136) Did you belong to any other churches before the one you now belong to? (BEFORE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes40982.6
2) No8617.4
Missing8 
TOTAL495100.0
137) What denomination was the church you belonged to immediately prior to the church you are now a member of? (DENBEFOR)
TOTAL%
1) Baptist409.5
2) Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)41.0
3) Episcopal163.8
4) Lutheran225.3
5) Methodist6415.3
6) Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), PCUS, UPCUSA, or UPCNA19646.8
7) Other Presbyterian41.0
8) Reformed41.0
9) Roman Catholic194.5
10) UCC194.5
11) Independent- Nondenominational133.1
12) Other184.3
Missing84 
TOTAL419100.0
138) 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) Baptist5010.0
2) Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)71.4
3) Episcopal173.4
4) Lutheran295.8
5) Methodist7013.9
6) Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), PCUS, UPCUSA, or UPCNA21542.8
7) Other Presbyterian61.2
8) Reformed122.4
9) Roman Catholic316.2
10) UCC81.6
11) Independent- Nondenominational102.0
12) None112.2
13) Other367.2
Missing1 
TOTAL502100.0
139) How old were you when you first began attending a Presbyterian church? (AGEPCUSE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL49718.83517
140) Which of the following terms best describes your current stand on theological issues? (ISSUES)
TOTAL%
1) Very conservative285.6
2) Conservative17935.9
3) Moderate19138.4
4) Liberal8016.1
5) Very liberal204.0
Missing5 
TOTAL498100.0
141) Have you ever tried to encourage someone to believe in Jesus Christ or to accept Him as a personal savior? (JESUS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes37074.0
2) No13026.0
Missing3 
TOTAL500100.0
142) Would you say you have had a conversion experience—that is, a turning point in your life when you committed yourself to Christ? (EXPERIEN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes24950.2
2) No24749.8
Missing7 
TOTAL496100.0
143) Which statement comes closest to your view of the Bible? (BIBLE)
TOTAL%
1) Word of God taken literally word for word6713.5
2) The Bible is the word of God, to be interpreted in the light of its historical and cultural context21844.0
3) The Bible is the word of God, to be interpreted in the light of its historical context and the Church's teachings17635.5
4) The Bible is not the word of God, but contains God's word to us265.2
5) The Bible is not the word of God but is a valuable book61.2
7) Don't know30.6
Missing7 
TOTAL496100.0
144) 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 world275.6
2) Is a true account of how God created the world29060.4
3) Reflects human feelings about how the world might have been created16334.0
Missing23 
TOTAL480100.0
145) 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. (OWNBELIE)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree265.3
2) Agree11423.2
3) Not sure469.3
4) Disagree21343.3
5) Strongly disagree9318.9
Missing11 
TOTAL492100.0
146) 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 agree204.0
2) Agree9819.8
3) Not sure7214.6
4) Disagree14729.8
5) Strongly disagree15731.8
Missing9 
TOTAL494100.0
147) 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 agree34970.9
2) Agree10421.1
3) Not sure336.7
4) Disagree40.8
5) Strongly disagree20.4
Missing11 
TOTAL492100.0
148) 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 agree23747.9
2) Agree11924.0
3) Not sure6513.1
4) Disagree5611.3
5) Strongly disagree183.6
Missing8 
TOTAL495100.0
149) 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 agree25251.0
2) Agree12224.7
3) Not sure9519.2
4) Disagree193.8
5) Strongly disagree61.2
Missing9 
TOTAL494100.0
150) 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 agree15030.6
2) Agree7916.1
3) Not sure10721.8
4) Disagree10621.6
5) Strongly disagree489.8
Missing13 
TOTAL490100.0
151) 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 agree21744.0
2) Agree24048.7
3) Not sure163.2
4) Disagree193.9
5) Strongly disagree10.2
Missing10 
TOTAL493100.0
152) 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 agree20241.0
2) Agree15531.4
3) Not sure7815.8
4) Disagree408.1
5) Strongly disagree183.7
Missing10 
TOTAL493100.0
153) 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 agree24449.4
2) Agree16433.2
3) Not sure6813.8
4) Disagree102.0
5) Strongly disagree81.6
Missing9 
TOTAL494100.0
154) Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with each of the following statements: We should respect other world religions and quit trying to impose Christianity on them. (RESPECT)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree5711.6
2) Agree15130.8
3) Not sure10020.4
4) Disagree12926.3
5) Strongly disagree5411.0
Missing12 
TOTAL491100.0
155) Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with each of the following statements: There is a heaven (HEAVEN)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree32465.1
2) Agree13226.5
3) Not sure306.0
4) Disagree71.4
5) Strongly disagree51.0
Missing5 
TOTAL498100.0
156) Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with each of the following statements: There is a hell (HELL)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree25250.7
2) Agree12024.1
3) Not sure9018.1
4) Disagree204.0
5) Strongly disagree153.0
Missing6 
TOTAL497100.0
157) What is your sex? (SEX)
TOTAL%
1) Female24749.4
2) Male25350.6
Missing3 
TOTAL500100.0
158) What is your present age? (AGE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL49858.28911
159) 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 farm5210.4
2) On a farm173.4
3) Small city-town13727.4
4) In a medium-size city (50,000–250,000)7815.6
5) In a suburb near a medium-size city479.4
6) In a large city (over 250,000)5711.4
7) In a suburb near a large city11222.4
Missing3 
TOTAL500100.0
160) What is your present marital status? (MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Married41783.9
2) Not married8016.1
Missing6 
TOTAL497100.0
161) If not currently married, have you ever been married? (MARRY)
TOTAL%
1) No, never married2125.3
2) Yes, am now widowed3845.8
3) Yes, am now divorced2226.5
4) Yes, both widowed- divorced22.4
Missing420 
TOTAL83100.0
162) If currently married: Have you had a previous marriage (or marriages)? (PREMARRY)
TOTAL%
1) No32780.1
2) Yes, was widowed41.0
3) Yes, was divorced7418.1
4) Yes, both widowed & divorced30.7
Missing95 
TOTAL408100.0
163) Please indicate the faith in which your husband or wife was raised (if more than one, select the one in which she or he was most involved), and his or her current religious affiliation. (SFAITH)
TOTAL%
1) Baptist6114.8
2) Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)133.2
3) Episcopal163.9
4) Lutheran266.3
5) Methodist7017.0
6) Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), PCUS, UPCUSA, or UPCNA12430.1
7) Other Presbyterian10.2
8) Reformed41.0
9) Roman Catholic379.0
10) UCC143.4
11) Non-denominational30.7
12) None102.4
13) Other338.0
Missing91 
TOTAL412100.0
164) 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) Baptist10.3
3) Episcopal10.3
4) Lutheran10.3
5) Methodist41.0
6) Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), PCUS, UPCUSA, or UPCNA36090.5
8) Reformed20.5
9) Roman Catholic102.5
12) None143.5
13) Other51.3
Missing105 
TOTAL398100.0
165) How often does your husband or wife attend Sunday worship at your congregation? (SWORSHP)
TOTAL%
1) Never113.1
2) Less than once a year30.8
3) About once-twice a year123.4
4) Several times a year205.6
5) About once a month154.2
6) 2-3 times a month3910.9
7) Nearly every week15543.4
8) Every week10228.6
Missing146 
TOTAL357100.0
166) How often does your husband or wife attend Sunday worship at another congregation? (SWORSHP2)
TOTAL%
1) Never4546.9
2) Less than once a year66.3
3) About once-twice a year1414.6
4) Several times a year1313.5
5) About once a month55.2
6) 2-3 times a month22.1
7) Nearly every week22.1
8) Every week99.4
Missing407 
TOTAL96100.0
167) Please indicate your employment status: employed full-time (FULL)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked32865.3
1) Checked17434.7
Missing1 
TOTAL502100.0
168) Please indicate your employment status: employed part-time (PART)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked44889.2
1) Checked5410.8
Missing1 
TOTAL502100.0
169) Please indicate your employment status: self-employed (SELF)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked46392.2
1) Checked397.8
Missing1 
TOTAL502100.0
170) Please indicate your employment status: unemployed (UNEMPLOY)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked49999.4
1) Checked30.6
Missing1 
TOTAL502100.0
171) Please indicate your employment status: retired (RETIRED)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked33065.7
1) Checked17234.3
Missing1 
TOTAL502100.0
172) Please indicate your employment status: full-time homemaker (HOMEMAK)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked45891.2
1) Checked448.8
Missing1 
TOTAL502100.0
173) Please indicate your employment status: student (STUDENT)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked49799.0
1) Checked51.0
Missing1 
TOTAL502100.0
174) Please indicate your employment status: other (EMPL_OTH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked49498.4
1) Checked81.6
Missing1 
TOTAL502100.0
175) If married, please indicate the employment status of your spouse: Full-time (SFULL)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked36472.5
1) Checked13827.5
Missing1 
TOTAL502100.0
176) If married, please indicate the employment status of your spouse: Part-employed (SPART)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked46191.8
1) Checked418.2
Missing1 
TOTAL502100.0
177) If married, please indicate the employment status of your spouse: Self-employed (SSELF)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked47294.0
1) Checked306.0
Missing1 
TOTAL502100.0
178) If married, please indicate the employment status of your spouse: Unemployed (SUNEMPLY)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked50099.6
1) Checked20.4
Missing1 
TOTAL502100.0
179) If married, please indicate the employment status of your spouse: Retired (SRETIRED)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked39678.9
1) Checked10621.1
Missing1 
TOTAL502100.0
180) If married, please indicate the employment status of your spouse: Full-time homemaker (SHOMEMAK)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked44488.4
1) Checked5811.6
Missing1 
TOTAL502100.0
181) If married, please indicate the employment status of your spouse: Student (SSTUDENT)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked50199.8
1) Checked10.2
Missing1 
TOTAL502100.0
182) If married, please indicate the employment status of your spouse: Other (SOTHER)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked49999.4
1) Checked30.6
Missing1 
TOTAL502100.0
183) 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) 164.9
1) 20.6
3) 10.3
4) 10.3
5) 20.6
6) 30.9
7) 10.3
8) 30.9
9) 10.3
10) 41.2
12) 51.5
15) 61.8
16) 30.9
18) 10.3
20) 123.6
21) 10.3
22) 20.6
24) 41.2
25) 72.1
27) 10.3
28) 30.9
30) 103.0
32) 51.5
35) 61.8
38) 20.6
40) 7723.4
42) 51.5
43) 30.9
44) 10.3
45) 3711.2
46) 41.2
47) 30.9
48) 30.9
49) 20.6
50) 4413.4
52) 20.6
55) 103.0
56) 20.6
57) 10.3
60) 237.0
65) 30.9
70) 51.5
80) 20.6
Missing174 
TOTAL329100.0
184) 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) 0135.1
2) 220.8
5) 510.4
7) 710.4
8) 831.2
10) 1062.3
11) 1110.4
12) 1241.6
15) 1541.6
16) 1620.8
20) 20197.4
24) 2441.6
25) 2583.1
26) 2610.4
30) 30114.3
32) 3210.4
34) 3410.4
35) 35114.3
38) 3820.8
40) 406826.6
42) 4220.8
44) 4420.8
45) 45187.0
46) 4610.4
47) 4710.4
48) 4831.2
50) 502911.3
53) 5310.4
55) 5583.1
60) 60166.3
65) 6510.4
67) 6710.4
70) 7052.0
75) 7510.4
80) 8031.2
99) Don't know10.4
Missing247 
TOTAL256100.0
185) What is the highest level of education completed by you? (EDU)
TOTAL%
3) Some high school10.2
4) High school diploma368.1
5) Some college7416.7
6) Graduated from college11626.2
7) Some graduate work6514.7
8) Graduate degree15033.9
Missing61 
TOTAL442100.0
186) If married, what is the highest level of education completed by your spouse? (SEDU)
TOTAL%
1) Less than 8 years of formal education20.5
3) Some high school41.1
4) High school diploma4412.1
5) Some college6417.6
6) Graduated from college10428.6
7) Some graduate work4211.5
8) Graduate degree10428.6
Missing139 
TOTAL364100.0
187) How many children do you have? (If none, write 0.) Include any legally adopted children; exclude stepchildren unless legally adopted. (CHILDREN)
TOTAL%
0) None5210.4
1) 1459.0
2) 222545.2
3) 311623.3
4) 4448.8
5) 571.4
6) 651.0
7) 710.2
8) 830.6
Missing5 
TOTAL498100.0
188) How many persons, including yourself, live in your household? (Do not count students who live elsewhere while they attend college or university.) (PERSONS)
TOTAL%
1) Live alone6312.6
2) Two of us28857.7
3) Three of us6513.0
4) Four of us5611.2
5) Five of us265.2
8) Not applicable10.2
Missing4 
TOTAL499100.0
189) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are: under 6 years of age? (AGE6)
TOTAL%
0) None11885.5
1) 11410.1
2) 264.3
Missing365 
TOTAL138100.0
190) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are: 13-17 years of age? (AGE12)
TOTAL%
0) None11163.8
1) 14023.0
2) 22011.5
3) 331.7
Missing329 
TOTAL174100.0
191) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are: 13-17 years of age? (AGE17)
TOTAL%
0) None11061.8
1) 15530.9
2) 2126.7
3) 310.6
Missing325 
TOTAL178100.0
192) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are: 18-24 years of age? (AGE24)
TOTAL%
0) None11577.7
1) 12516.9
2) 264.1
4) 421.4
Missing355 
TOTAL148100.0
193) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are: 25 years of age and over? (AGE25)
TOTAL%
0) None132.7
1) 16212.8
2) 237477.3
3) 3306.2
4) 430.6
5) 510.2
8) 810.2
Missing19 
TOTAL484100.0
194) 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 alone6012.2
2) A single parent, living with one or more children91.8
3) Married- no kids26754.5
4) A married couple, living with one or more children13427.3
5) Some other arrangement204.1
Missing13 
TOTAL490100.0
195) Generally speaking, do you think of yourself as a Democrat, Independent, Republican or other? (POLITIC)
TOTAL%
1) Democrat14629.5
2) Independent9519.2
3) Republican25050.5
4) Other40.8
Missing8 
TOTAL495100.0
196) How often do you access the Internet? (INTERNET)
TOTAL%
1) Daily-more often28156.2
2) Few times a week10120.2
3) Once a week183.6
4) Less than weekly418.2
5) Never5911.8
Missing3 
TOTAL500100.0
197) How often do you send-receive e-mail? (EMAIL)
TOTAL%
1) Daily-more often28957.8
2) Few times a week10220.4
3) Once a week142.8
4) Less than weekly377.4
5) Never5811.6
Missing3 
TOTAL500100.0
198) What is your race or origin? (check all that apply): white or Caucasian (RACE)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked224.4
1) Checked48095.6
Missing1 
TOTAL502100.0
199) What is your race or origin? (check all that apply): black or African American (RACE2)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked49498.4
1) Checked81.6
Missing1 
TOTAL502100.0
200) Race: Indian or Alaska native (RACE3)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked50199.8
1) Checked10.2
Missing1 
TOTAL502100.0
201) What is your race or origin? (check all that apply): Hispanic, Latino/a, Spanish origin (RACE5)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked49698.8
1) Checked61.2
Missing1 
TOTAL502100.0
202) 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.) (INCOME2)
TOTAL%
1) Less than $10,00010.2
2) $10,000- $14,99920.4
3) $15,000- $19,99961.3
4) $20,000- $29,999306.4
5) $30,000- $39,999337.0
6) $40,000- $49,999388.1
7) $50,000- $59,999337.0
8) $60,000- $69,999439.1
9) $70,000- $79,9995311.3
10) $80,000- $89,999306.4
11) $90,000- $99,999316.6
12) $100,000- $124,9996814.5
13) $125,000- $149,999286.0
14) $150,000- more7415.7
Missing33 
TOTAL470100.0
203) Did you or any other family member in your household fill out a pledge card regarding church giving for the current year? (PLEDGE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes45090.0
2) No5010.0
Missing3 
TOTAL500100.0
204) 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) Yes49799.6
2) No20.4
Missing4 
TOTAL499100.0
205) Write your best estimate of the amount given to regular giving (AMTGIVE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL4484462.3447449
206) 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) Yes25954.0
2) No22146.0
Missing23 
TOTAL480100.0
207) Write your best estimate of the amount given to special capital campaign (SPECIALG)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL24023369.054135115
208) 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) Yes43288.0
2) No5912.0
Missing12 
TOTAL491100.0
209) Write your best estimate of the amount given to special appeal. (AMTSPEC)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL39210702.495100614
210) During the last 12 months, did you or other family members in your household contribute any money to religious groups or religious causes outside the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)? (OUTPCUSA)
TOTAL%
1) Yes24351.2
2) No23248.8
Missing28 
TOTAL475100.0
211) Write your best estimate of the amount given to all religious causes (ALLCAUSE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL22811261.01393928
212) 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) Yes45894.0
2) No296.0
Missing16 
TOTAL487100.0
213) Write your best estimate of the amount given to non-religious causes (AMTNOREL)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL4229878.63380433
214) State (STATE)
215) Total Membership (TOTMEM)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL502754.598819
216) Region (REGION)
TOTAL%
1) Northeast8817.5
2) Midwest13426.7
3) South21542.8
4) West6512.9
Missing1 
TOTAL502100.0
217) I-AGE: What is your present age? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-AGE)
TOTAL%
1) Less than 40234.6
2) 40-498617.3
3) 50-6423246.6
4) 65+15731.5
Missing5 
TOTAL498100.0
218) I-SEX: What is your sex? (for use with online analysis) (I-SEX)
TOTAL%
1) Female24749.4
2) Male25350.6
Missing3 
TOTAL500100.0
219) 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 $20,00091.9
2) $20,000-$49,99910121.5
3) $50,000-$99,99919040.4
4) $100,000+17036.2
Missing33 
TOTAL470100.0
220) 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) Democrat14629.5
2) Independent9519.2
3) Republican25050.5
4) Other40.8
Missing8 
TOTAL495100.0
221) I-EDUC: What is the highest level of education completed by you? (for use with online analysis) (I-EDUC)
TOTAL%
3) Some high school10.2
4) High school diploma368.1
5) Some college7416.7
6) Graduated from college11626.2
7) Some graduate work6514.7
8) Graduate degree15033.9
Missing61 
TOTAL442100.0