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

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All frequencies are raw numbers (no weights used).
1) New Panel identification number (NEWCODE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL33010960.739581
2) In the last two years, have you ever wanted to know more about PC(USA) mission? (MOREINFO)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, very often92.8
2) Yes, often329.9
3) Yes, occasionally13040.1
4) Yes, but rarely8526.2
5) No6821.0
Missing6 
TOTAL324100.0
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%
1) Very often10.3
2) Often20.7
3) Occasionally155.0
4) Rarely3812.5
5) Never24781.5
Missing27 
TOTAL303100.0
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 often31.0
2) Often72.3
3) Occasionally3912.8
4) Rarely4815.8
5) Never20768.1
Missing26 
TOTAL304100.0
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 often41.3
2) Often154.9
3) Occasionally6019.5
4) Rarely5517.9
5) Never17456.5
Missing22 
TOTAL308100.0
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 Often51.7
2) Often103.3
3) Occasionally227.3
4) Rarely279.0
5) Never23778.7
Missing29 
TOTAL301100.0
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%
2) Often72.3
3) Occasionally155.0
4) Rarely3310.9
5) Never24881.8
Missing27 
TOTAL303100.0
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 often20.7
2) Often82.6
3) Occasionally289.3
4) Rarely3110.3
5) Never23377.2
Missing28 
TOTAL302100.0
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 often20.7
2) Often72.3
3) Occasionally206.6
4) Rarely3210.6
5) Never24079.7
Missing29 
TOTAL301100.0
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 often82.6
2) Often62.0
3) Occasionally227.2
4) Rarely309.8
5) Never23978.4
Missing25 
TOTAL305100.0
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%
2) Often41.4
3) Occasionally134.4
4) Rarely206.8
5) Never25987.5
Missing34 
TOTAL296100.0
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 often226.9
2) Often4313.6
3) Occasionally9530.0
4) Rarely6018.9
5) Never9730.6
Missing13 
TOTAL317100.0
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 often3411.1
2) Often5819.0
3) Occasionally7424.3
4) Rarely5016.4
5) Never8929.2
Missing25 
TOTAL305100.0
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 Often51.7
2) Often196.3
3) Occasionally4615.2
4) Rarely4514.9
5) Never18761.9
Missing28 
TOTAL302100.0
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 often10.3
2) Often72.3
3) Occasionally3311.0
4) Rarely4314.3
5) Never21772.1
Missing29 
TOTAL301100.0
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 often42.0
2) Often21.0
3) Occasionally62.9
4) Rarely94.4
5) Never18489.8
Missing125 
TOTAL205100.0
17) How well-informed would you say you are about the range and scope of the PC(USA) mission? (INFORMED)
TOTAL%
1) Very informed51.5
2) Generally informed4814.7
3) A little informed17052.1
4) Not informed10331.6
Missing4 
TOTAL326100.0
18) Did you or your family give any money to your congregation in 2004? (GIVMONEY)
TOTAL%
1) Yes31596.9
2) No10.3
3) Not sure92.8
Missing5 
TOTAL325100.0
19) How much did you give as a percentage of your total family income (pre-tax) from all sources? (PERCENT)
TOTAL%
0) 10.4
1) 218.8
2) 229.2
3) 218.8
4) 93.8
5) 5422.7
6) 166.7
7) 41.7
8) 187.6
9) 20.8
10) 4318.1
11) 20.8
14) 10.4
15) 62.5
19) 10.4
20) 20.8
40) 10.4
99) 145.9
Missing92 
TOTAL238100.0
20) Besides your congregation, did you give any money to any other religious or charitable causes during 2004? (CHARITY)
TOTAL%
1) Yes28687.5
2) No288.6
3) Not sure134.0
Missing3 
TOTAL327100.0
21) How much did you give as a percentage of your total family income (pre-tax) from all sources? (CHARPREC)
TOTAL%
0) 10.5
1) 6030.3
2) 3819.2
3) 2110.6
4) 84.0
5) 2814.1
6) 21.0
7) 42.0
8) 10.5
9) 10.5
10) 136.6
15) 21.0
27) 10.5
50) 10.5
57) 10.5
67) 10.5
99) 157.6
Missing132 
TOTAL198100.0
22) Did you make a financial pledge for 2005 to your congregation? (FINANCE1)
TOTAL%
1) Yes24575.2
2) No7623.3
3) Not sure51.5
Missing4 
TOTAL326100.0
23) About what percentage of your total family income (pre-tax) from all sources have you pledged for 2005? (FINPERC)
TOTAL%
1) 115.9
2) 1910.3
3) 2111.4
4) 94.9
5) 3619.5
6) 147.6
7) 52.7
8) 158.1
9) 31.6
10) 3418.4
11) 10.5
12) 10.5
13) 10.5
15) 31.6
20) 21.1
40) 10.5
99) 94.9
Missing145 
TOTAL185100.0
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) Yes18658.9
2) No13041.1
Missing14 
TOTAL316100.0
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 congregation11458.5
2) Yes through PDA105.1
3) No6533.3
4) Don't know63.1
Missing135 
TOTAL195100.0
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 important7223.2
2) Generally important12139.0
3) A little important7323.5
4) Not important4414.2
Missing20 
TOTAL310100.0
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 important165.4
2) Generally important5117.1
3) A little important11939.9
4) Not important11237.6
Missing32 
TOTAL298100.0
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 important19763.5
2) Generally important9831.6
3) A little important103.2
4) Not important51.6
Missing20 
TOTAL310100.0
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 important9731.6
2) Generally important10835.2
3) A little important6721.8
4) Not important3511.4
Missing23 
TOTAL307100.0
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 important8929.6
2) Generally important9832.6
3) A little important8026.6
4) Not important3411.3
Missing29 
TOTAL301100.0
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 important5317.0
2) Generally important12239.1
3) A little important9731.1
4) Not important4012.8
Missing18 
TOTAL312100.0
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 important3110.4
2) Generally important10836.1
3) A little important11839.5
4) Not important4214.0
Missing31 
TOTAL299100.0
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 important12039.0
2) Generally important10634.4
3) A little important5718.5
4) Not important258.1
Missing22 
TOTAL308100.0
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 important217.0
2) Generally important6120.3
3) A little important11638.7
4) Not important10234.0
Missing30 
TOTAL300100.0
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 important18360.0
2) Generally important10233.4
3) A little important134.3
4) Not important72.3
Missing25 
TOTAL305100.0
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 important12139.5
2) Generally important12641.2
3) A little important4314.1
4) Not important165.2
Missing24 
TOTAL306100.0
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 important8728.9
2) Generally important7625.2
3) A little important6421.3
4) Not important7424.6
Missing29 
TOTAL301100.0
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 important1216.2
2) Generally important34.1
3) A little important22.7
4) Not important5777.0
Missing256 
TOTAL74100.0
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 checked17452.7
1) Checked15647.3
TOTAL330100.0
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 checked30090.9
1) Checked309.1
TOTAL330100.0
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 checked32999.7
1) Checked10.3
TOTAL330100.0
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 checked23270.3
1) Checked9829.7
TOTAL330100.0
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 checked24975.5
1) Checked8124.5
TOTAL330100.0
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 checked28686.7
1) Checked4413.3
TOTAL330100.0
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 checked31996.7
1) Checked113.3
TOTAL330100.0
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 checked14945.2
1) Checked18154.8
TOTAL330100.0
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 checked32498.2
1) Checked61.8
TOTAL330100.0
48) What response would you like to receive when you give money to a charitable cause or religious cause: Other (OTHERTHX)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked32799.1
1) Checked30.9
TOTAL330100.0
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 checked25577.3
1) Checked7522.7
TOTAL330100.0
50) Do you have a will (HAVEWILL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes24578.3
2) No6821.7
Missing17 
TOTAL313100.0
51) If you do have a will, does your will include a bequest to: Your congregation (CONGTATN)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked29388.8
1) Checked3711.2
TOTAL330100.0
52) If you do have a will, does your will include a bequest to: Another PC(USA) congregation (OTHRCONG)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked32598.5
1) Checked51.5
TOTAL330100.0
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 checked32698.8
1) Checked41.2
TOTAL330100.0
54) If you do have a will, does your will include a bequest to: PC(USA) mission (MISSION)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked32899.4
1) Checked20.6
TOTAL330100.0
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 checked32498.2
1) Checked61.8
TOTAL330100.0
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, definitely21969.5
2) Yes, probably278.6
3) No, probably not3711.7
4) No, definitely not3210.2
Missing15 
TOTAL315100.0
57) If yes, how aware were you that the main purpose of per capita apportionment is to support discernment (AWARE)
TOTAL%
1) Very aware4919.2
2) Generally aware6625.9
3) A little aware4618.0
4) Not aware9436.9
Missing75 
TOTAL255100.0
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) Yes21768.9
2) No61.9
3) Don't know9229.2
Missing15 
TOTAL315100.0
59) 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 satisfied3313.0
2) Generally satisfied12448.8
3) Only a little satisfied3614.2
4) Not satisfied187.1
5) Can't really recall any interpretation4316.9
Missing76 
TOTAL254100.0
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) More3214.3
2) Less219.4
3) About the same11953.1
4) No opinion5223.2
Missing106 
TOTAL224100.0
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 agree196.4
2) Agree3612.1
3) Neither agree nor disagree7826.3
4) Disagree8829.6
5) Strongly disagree279.1
6) Not sure4916.5
Missing33 
TOTAL297100.0
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 agree196.4
2) Agree9933.1
3) Neither agree nor disagree9331.1
4) Disagree3311.0
5) Strongly disagree175.7
6) Not sure3812.7
Missing31 
TOTAL299100.0
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 agree5718.4
2) Agree11135.8
3) Neither agree nor disagree6420.6
4) Disagree309.7
5) Strongly disagree103.2
6) Not sure3812.3
Missing20 
TOTAL310100.0
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 agree5618.2
2) Agree8226.7
3) Neither agree nor disagree6420.8
4) Disagree6119.9
5) Strongly disagree175.5
6) Not sure278.8
Missing23 
TOTAL307100.0
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 agree61.9
2) Agree299.2
3) Neither agree nor disagree10031.8
4) Disagree9730.9
5) Strongly disagree3611.5
6) Not sure4614.6
Missing16 
TOTAL314100.0
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 agree82.5
2) Agree6320.1
3) Neither agree nor disagree9831.2
4) Disagree7624.2
5) Strongly disagree206.4
6) Not sure4915.6
Missing16 
TOTAL314100.0
67) Do you agree or disagree with the following: More financial support is needed to fund PC(USA) mission (MORENEED)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree196.1
2) Agree8728.1
3) Neither agree nor disagree10433.5
4) Disagree196.1
5) Strongly disagree82.6
6) Not sure7323.5
Missing20 
TOTAL310100.0
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 agree31.0
2) Agree227.1
3) Neither agree nor disagree10232.9
4) Disagree7524.2
5) Strongly disagree154.8
6) Not sure9330.0
Missing20 
TOTAL310100.0
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 agree216.8
2) Agree13443.4
3) Neither agree nor disagree6521.0
4) Disagree247.8
5) Strongly disagree247.8
6) Not sure4113.3
Missing21 
TOTAL309100.0
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 agree175.5
2) Agree16151.8
3) Neither agree nor disagree4213.5
4) Disagree4012.9
5) Strongly disagree216.8
6) Not sure309.6
Missing19 
TOTAL311100.0
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 agree154.8
2) Agree13743.8
3) Neither agree nor disagree5116.3
4) Disagree4414.1
5) Strongly disagree216.7
6) Not sure4514.4
Missing17 
TOTAL313100.0
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 agree165.1
2) Agree12439.5
3) Neither agree nor disagree5316.9
4) Disagree5316.9
5) Strongly disagree319.9
6) Not sure3711.8
Missing16 
TOTAL314100.0
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 definitely12638.5
2) Yes probably11334.6
3) No probably not278.3
4) No definitely not113.4
5) Not sure5015.3
Missing3 
TOTAL327100.0
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) Yes4513.7
2) No24373.9
3) Not sure4112.5
Missing1 
TOTAL329100.0
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 definitely4814.6
2) Yes probably17352.7
3) No probably not4914.9
4) No definitely not72.1
5) Not sure5115.5
Missing2 
TOTAL328100.0
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 appropriate278.6
2) Generally appropriate9731.0
3) A little appropriate6219.8
4) Not appropriate9731.0
5) Not sure309.6
Missing17 
TOTAL313100.0
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 appropriate247.7
2) Generally appropriate10332.9
3) A little appropriate8828.1
4) Not appropriate6821.7
5) Not sure309.6
Missing17 
TOTAL313100.0
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 appropriate12740.3
2) Generally appropriate14445.7
3) A little appropriate247.6
4) Not appropriate41.3
5) Not sure165.1
Missing15 
TOTAL315100.0
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 appropriate154.8
2) Generally appropriate8326.7
3) A little appropriate6922.2
4) Not appropriate11837.9
5) Not sure268.4
Missing19 
TOTAL311100.0
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 appropriate175.4
2) Generally appropriate9429.8
3) A little appropriate7122.5
4) Not appropriate9229.2
5) Not sure4113.0
Missing15 
TOTAL315100.0
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 appropriate175.4
2) Generally appropriate9831.2
3) A little appropriate6821.7
4) Not appropriate7925.2
5) Not sure5216.6
Missing16 
TOTAL314100.0
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 appropriate7122.5
2) Generally appropriate12439.2
3) A little appropriate4915.5
4) Not appropriate288.9
5) Not sure4413.9
Missing14 
TOTAL316100.0
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 know11136.5
2) No18159.5
3) Yes123.9
Missing26 
TOTAL304100.0
84) If so, did the representative from the National offices in Louisville ask for or encourage contributions (ASKEDLVL)
TOTAL%
1) Don't know3056.6
2) No1528.3
3) Yes815.1
Missing277 
TOTAL53100.0
85) Has a representative from this organization spoken in your congregation in the past two years: Presbyterian Foundation (PRESFND)
TOTAL%
1) Don't know12240.5
2) No15952.8
3) Yes206.6
Missing29 
TOTAL301100.0
86) If so, did the representative from the Presbyterian Foundation ask for or encourage contributions (ASKPRES1)
TOTAL%
1) Don't know3358.9
2) No1119.6
3) Yes1221.4
Missing274 
TOTAL56100.0
87) Has a representative from this organization spoken in your congregation in the past two years: your synod (SYNOD2)
TOTAL%
1) Don't know12240.7
2) No15050.0
3) Yes289.3
Missing30 
TOTAL300100.0
88) If so, did the representative from your synod ask for or encourage contributions (ASKSYNOD)
TOTAL%
1) Don't know4067.8
2) No1322.0
3) Yes610.2
Missing271 
TOTAL59100.0
89) Has a representative from this organization spoken in your congregation in the past two years: Your presbytery (PRESBYTR)
TOTAL%
1) Don't know11537.8
2) No7825.7
3) Yes11136.5
Missing26 
TOTAL304100.0
90) If so, did the representative from your presbytery ask for or encourage contributions (ASKPRES2)
TOTAL%
1) Don't know5441.9
2) No4333.3
3) Yes3224.8
Missing201 
TOTAL129100.0
91) Has a representative from this organization spoken in your congregation in the past two years: Presbyterian Frontier Fellowship (PRESFSHP)
TOTAL%
1) Don't know13043.8
2) No16455.2
3) Yes31.0
Missing33 
TOTAL297100.0
92) If so, did the representative from the Presbyterian Frontier Fellowship ask for or encourage contributions (ASKEDPFF)
TOTAL%
1) Don't know3479.1
2) No818.6
3) Yes12.3
Missing287 
TOTAL43100.0
93) Has a representative from this organization spoken in your congregation in the past two years: Medical Benevolence Foundation (MEDICAL)
TOTAL%
1) Don't know12642.7
2) No15953.9
3) Yes103.4
Missing35 
TOTAL295100.0
94) If so, did the representative from the Medical Benevolence Foundation ask for or encourage contributions (ASKEDMED)
TOTAL%
1) Don't know3265.3
2) No816.3
3) Yes918.4
Missing281 
TOTAL49100.0
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 know13144.0
2) No15351.3
3) Yes144.7
Missing32 
TOTAL298100.0
96) If so, did the representative from the Outreach Foundation of the PC(USA) ask for or encourage contributions (ASKOUTRH)
TOTAL%
1) Don't know3566.0
2) No1120.8
3) Yes713.2
Missing277 
TOTAL53100.0
97) Has a representative from this organization spoken in your congregation in the past two years: World Vision (WORLDVIS)
TOTAL%
1) Don't know12040.1
2) No14849.5
3) Yes3110.4
Missing31 
TOTAL299100.0
98) If so, did the representative from World Vision ask for or encourage contributions (ASKWORLD)
TOTAL%
1) Don't know3150.8
2) No1016.4
3) Yes2032.8
Missing269 
TOTAL61100.0
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 know11739.4
2) No15752.9
3) Yes237.7
Missing33 
TOTAL297100.0
100) If so, did the representative from the Campus Crusade for Christ ask for or encourage contributions (ASKEDCCC)
TOTAL%
1) Don't know3046.9
2) No1421.9
3) Yes2031.3
Missing266 
TOTAL64100.0
101) Has a representative from this organization spoken in your congregation in the past two years: A seminary (SEMINARY)
TOTAL%
1) Don't know10334.4
2) No13846.2
3) Yes5819.4
Missing31 
TOTAL299100.0
102) If so, did the representative from a seminary ask for or encourage contributions (ASKSEMNY)
TOTAL%
1) Don't know4044.0
2) No3033.0
3) Yes2123.1
Missing239 
TOTAL91100.0
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) Yes5016.4
2) No17758.2
3) Not sure7725.3
Missing26 
TOTAL304100.0
104) Response Form (FORM)
TOTAL%
1) Paper27683.6
2) Web5416.4
TOTAL330100.0
105) Identification Number (ID2)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL329958.748581
106) How many years have you been a member of your current congregation? (YRMEM)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL32320.00917
107) [If YRMEM = 0] How many months have you been a member of congregation? (MONMEM)
TOTAL%
6) 333.3
7) 111.1
9) 111.1
10) 333.3
11) 111.1
Missing321 
TOTAL9100.0
108) How far do you live from your congregation? (MILES)
TOTAL%
0) 0247.5
1) 14714.6
2) 26319.6
3) 33811.8
4) 4268.1
5) 53310.3
6) 682.5
7) 792.8
8) 830.9
9) 972.2
10) 10226.9
11) 1130.9
12) 1230.9
13) 1330.9
14) 1441.2
15) 15103.1
17) 1720.6
18) 1810.3
20) 2041.2
21) 2110.3
24) 2410.3
25) 2520.6
27) 2710.3
35) 3510.3
39) 3910.3
40) 4010.3
200) 20010.3
350) 35010.3
999) Don't know10.3
Missing9 
TOTAL321100.0
109) Don't know number of members (NONUMMEM)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked28586.6
1) Checked4413.4
Missing1 
TOTAL329100.0
110) What is the approximate number of members in your congregation? (NUMMEM)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL245735.931820
111) Have you ever been ordained an elder in the Presbyterian Church? (ORDELDER)
TOTAL%
1) Yes13742.5
2) No18557.5
Missing8 
TOTAL322100.0
112) [IF ORDELDER is 1] Are you serving now on session? (ELDERSER)
TOTAL%
1) Yes147.7
2) No16892.3
Missing148 
TOTAL182100.0
113) Have you ever been ordained a deacon in the Presbyterian Church? (ORDDEACN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes11635.9
2) No20764.1
Missing7 
TOTAL323100.0
114) [If ORDDEACN is 1] Are you currently serving on the board of deacons? (DECONSER)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1610.1
2) No14289.9
Missing172 
TOTAL158100.0
115) Which other positions, if any, do you hold in church?: Chair of congregational committee or task force (POSCHAIR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked30993.9
1) Checked206.1
Missing1 
TOTAL329100.0
116) Which other positions, if any, do you hold in church?: Member of congregational committee or task force (POSCONGR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked23571.4
1) Checked9428.6
Missing1 
TOTAL329100.0
117) 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 checked31595.7
1) Checked144.3
Missing1 
TOTAL329100.0
118) Which other positions, if any, do you hold in church?: Officer of men's, women's, or youth group (OFFICER)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked28987.8
1) Checked4012.2
Missing1 
TOTAL329100.0
119) Which other positions, if any, do you hold in church?: Member of men's, women's, or youth group (POSMEMBR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked24674.8
1) Checked8325.2
Missing1 
TOTAL329100.0
120) Which other positions, if any, do you hold in church?: Organist or choir director (POSORGAN)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked32197.6
1) Checked82.4
Missing1 
TOTAL329100.0
121) Which other positions, if any, do you hold in church?: Member of choir (POSCHOIR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked27583.6
1) Checked5416.4
Missing1 
TOTAL329100.0
122) Which other positions, if any, do you hold in church?: Church School or Sunday School teacher/leader (POSTEACH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked27282.7
1) Checked5717.3
Missing1 
TOTAL329100.0
123) Which category describes your current paid employment? (check all that apply): Other (POSOTHR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked24373.9
1) Checked8626.1
Missing1 
TOTAL329100.0
124) How often do you generally attend Sunday worship at your congregation? (WORSHIP)
TOTAL%
1) Never20.6
2) Less than once a year20.6
3) Once or twice a year41.2
4) Several times a year154.6
5) Once a month164.9
6) Two to three times a month5216.0
7) Nearly every week14945.7
8) Every week8626.4
Missing4 
TOTAL326100.0
125) 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 Hours7723.7
2) 1–2 Hours5717.5
3) 3–5 Hours8225.2
4) 6–10 Hours6219.1
5) 11–20 Hours329.8
6) More than 20 Hours154.6
Missing5 
TOTAL325100.0
126) 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 Hours9830.2
2) 1-2 Hours7824.1
3) 3-5 Hours6620.4
4) 6-10 Hours4814.8
5) 11-20 Hours226.8
6) More than 20 Hours123.7
Missing6 
TOTAL324100.0
127) 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 Hours18156.0
2) 1-2 Hours7021.7
3) 3-5 Hours3611.1
4) 6-10 Hours226.8
5) 11-20 Hours51.5
6) More than 20 Hours92.8
Missing7 
TOTAL323100.0
128) 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 Hours11636.9
2) 1-2 Hours7423.6
3) 3-5 Hours5718.2
4) 6-10 Hours3812.1
5) 11-20 Hours123.8
6) More than 20 Hours175.4
Missing16 
TOTAL314100.0
129) Approximately how frequently do you engage in the following activities?: Read the Bible privately (BIBLEPRI)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/almost daily5618.2
2) Several times a week4013.0
3) Weekly258.1
4) Several times a month3912.7
5) Once a month289.1
6) Several times a year6220.1
7) Once a year or less3411.0
8) Never247.8
Missing22 
TOTAL308100.0
130) Approximately how frequently do you engage in the following activities?: Read Bible with family or friends (BIBLEOTH)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/almost daily113.8
2) Several times a week103.5
3) Weekly3211.1
4) Several times a month186.2
5) Once a month186.2
6) Several times a year4816.6
7) Once a year or less3913.5
8) Never11339.1
Missing41 
TOTAL289100.0
131) Approximately how frequently do you engage in the following activities?: Attend a Bible study group (BIBLESTY)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/almost daily31.0
2) Several times a week72.4
3) Weekly5218.0
4) Several times a month217.3
5) Once a month258.7
6) Several times a year217.3
7) Once a year or less3311.4
8) Never12743.9
Missing41 
TOTAL289100.0
132) Approximately how frequently do you engage in the following activities?: Pray privately (PRAYPRI)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/almost daily20865.2
2) Several times a week6018.8
3) Weekly92.8
4) Several times a month216.6
5) Once a month41.3
6) Several times a year134.1
7) Once a year or less10.3
8) Never30.9
Missing11 
TOTAL319100.0
133) Approximately how frequently do you engage in the following activities?: Pray with family or friends (PRAYOTH)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/almost daily7324.6
2) Several times a week4214.1
3) Weekly4314.5
4) Several times a month258.4
5) Once a month93.0
6) Several times a year3913.1
7) Once a year or less93.0
8) Never5719.2
Missing33 
TOTAL297100.0
134) Approximately how frequently do you engage in the following activities?: Attend a prayer group (PRAYGRP)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/almost daily20.7
2) Several times a week41.4
3) Weekly176.0
4) Several times a month93.2
5) Once a month103.5
6) Several times a year186.4
7) Once a year or less3211.3
8) Never19167.5
Missing47 
TOTAL283100.0
135) Did you belong to any other churches before the one you now belong to? (BEFORE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes25980.9
2) No6119.1
Missing10 
TOTAL320100.0
136) What denomination was the church you belonged to immediately prior to the church you are now a member of? (DENBEFOR)
TOTAL%
1) Baptist3011.4
2) Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)93.4
3) Episcopal103.8
4) Lutheran197.2
5) Methodist3212.2
6) Presbyterian12045.6
7) Other Presbyterian83.0
8) Reformed31.1
9) Roman Catholic62.3
10) UCC124.6
11) Nondenominational41.5
12) Other103.8
Missing67 
TOTAL263100.0
137) 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) Baptist3912.1
2) Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)103.1
3) Episcopal103.1
4) Lutheran195.9
5) Methodist4413.6
6) Presbyterian14344.3
7) Other Presbyterian41.2
8) Reformed51.5
9) Roman Catholic123.7
10) UCC103.1
11) Nondenominational41.2
12) None51.5
13) Other185.6
Missing7 
TOTAL323100.0
138) How old were you when you first began attending a Presbyterian church? (AGEPCUSE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL31918.88417
139) Which of the following terms best describes your current stand on theological issues? (ISSUES)
TOTAL%
1) Very conservative226.8
2) Conservative11034.2
3) Moderate12739.4
4) Liberal5015.5
5) Very liberal134.0
Missing8 
TOTAL322100.0
140) Have you ever tried to encourage someone to believe in Jesus Christ or to accept Him as a personal savior? (JESUS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes19259.3
2) No13240.7
Missing6 
TOTAL324100.0
141) 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) Yes14044.3
2) No17655.7
Missing14 
TOTAL316100.0
142) Which statement comes closest to your view of the Bible? (BIBLE)
TOTAL%
1) Word of God taken literally word for word4714.6
2) The Bible is the word of God, to be interpreted in the light of its historical and cultural context12538.7
3) The Bible is the word of God, to be interpreted in the light of its historical context and the Church's teachings11736.2
4) The Bible is not the word of God, but contains God's word to us288.7
5) The Bible is not the word of God but is a valuable book30.9
7) Don't know30.9
Missing7 
TOTAL323100.0
143) 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 twenty-four hour periods for God to create the world216.8
2) Is a true account of how God created the world16252.1
3) Reflects human feelings about how the world might have been created12841.2
Missing19 
TOTAL311100.0
144) 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 agree3511.0
2) Agree8025.2
3) Not sure4714.8
4) Disagree13141.2
5) Strongly disagree257.9
Missing12 
TOTAL318100.0
145) 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 agree185.6
2) Agree6921.6
3) Not sure6420.1
4) Disagree10232.0
5) Strongly disagree6620.7
Missing11 
TOTAL319100.0
146) 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 agree20363.0
2) Agree7623.6
3) Not sure3611.2
4) Disagree51.6
5) Strongly disagree20.6
Missing8 
TOTAL322100.0
147) 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 agree13542.3
2) Agree8326.0
3) Not sure5918.5
4) Disagree3410.7
5) Strongly disagree82.5
Missing11 
TOTAL319100.0
148) 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 agree14645.2
2) Agree8024.8
3) Not sure7422.9
4) Disagree144.3
5) Strongly disagree92.8
Missing7 
TOTAL323100.0
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 agree7122.4
2) Agree6319.9
3) Not sure7022.1
4) Disagree7523.7
5) Strongly disagree3812.0
Missing13 
TOTAL317100.0
150) Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with each of the following statements: It is important to share faith with other people. (SHARE)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree10131.2
2) Agree17353.4
3) Not sure299.0
4) Disagree206.2
5) Strongly disagree10.3
Missing6 
TOTAL324100.0
151) 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 agree11134.5
2) Agree9930.7
3) Not sure6620.5
4) Disagree309.3
5) Strongly disagree165.0
Missing8 
TOTAL322100.0
152) 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 agree13542.6
2) Agree11135.0
3) Not sure4413.9
4) Disagree175.4
5) Strongly disagree103.2
Missing13 
TOTAL317100.0
153) 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 agree3812.1
2) Agree10533.3
3) Not sure7122.5
4) Disagree7724.4
5) Strongly disagree247.6
Missing15 
TOTAL315100.0
154) Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with each of the following statements: There is a heaven. (HEAVEN)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree18958.0
2) Agree10632.5
3) Not sure268.0
4) Disagree10.3
5) Strongly disagree41.2
Missing4 
TOTAL326100.0
155) Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with each of the following statements: There is a hell. (HELL)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree14143.7
2) Agree9228.5
3) Not sure6620.4
4) Disagree113.4
5) Strongly disagree134.0
Missing7 
TOTAL323100.0
156) What is your sex? (SEX)
TOTAL%
1) Female19860.4
2) Male13039.6
Missing2 
TOTAL328100.0
157) What is your present age? (AGE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL32758.97216
158) 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 farm247.4
2) On a farm113.4
3) Small city-town8526.2
4) In a medium-size city (50,000–250,000)5015.4
5) In a suburb near a medium-size city3611.1
6) In a large city (over 250,000)4012.3
7) In a suburb near a large city7824.1
Missing6 
TOTAL324100.0
159) What is your present marital status? (MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Married25578.7
2) Not married6921.3
Missing6 
TOTAL324100.0
160) If not currently married, have you ever been married? (MARRY)
TOTAL%
1) No, never married2231.0
2) Yes, am now widowed3143.7
3) Yes, am now divorced1622.5
4) Yes, both widowed- divorced22.8
Missing259 
TOTAL71100.0
161) If currently married: Have you had a previous marriage (or marriages)? (PREMARRY)
TOTAL%
1) No21083.3
2) Yes, was widowed72.8
3) Yes, was divorced3513.9
Missing78 
TOTAL252100.0
162) 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) Baptist2911.2
2) Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)103.8
3) Episcopal93.5
4) Lutheran176.5
5) Methodist4818.5
6) Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), PCUS, UPCUSA, or UPCNA6725.8
8) Reformed72.7
9) Roman Catholic4015.4
10) UCC93.5
11) Non-denominational10.4
12) None51.9
13) Other186.9
Missing70 
TOTAL260100.0
163) 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) Baptist20.8
3) Episcopal10.4
4) Lutheran10.4
5) Methodist10.4
6) Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), PCUS, UPCUSA, or UPCNA21087.5
7) Reformed10.4
9) Roman Catholic72.9
10) UCC20.8
12) None135.4
13) Other20.8
Missing90 
TOTAL240100.0
164) How often does your husband or wife attend Sunday worship at your congregation? (SWORSHP)
TOTAL%
1) Never93.8
2) Less than once a year62.5
3) About once-twice a year197.9
4) Several times a year166.7
5) About once a month93.8
6) 2-3 times a month3213.4
7) Nearly every week9238.5
8) Every week5623.4
Missing91 
TOTAL239100.0
165) How often does your husband or wife attend Sunday worship at another congregation? (SWORSHP2)
TOTAL%
1) Never2539.1
2) Less than once a year710.9
3) About once or twice a year1117.2
4) Several times a year1015.6
5) About once a month11.6
6) Two to three times a month23.1
7) Nearly every week34.7
8) Every week57.8
Missing266 
TOTAL64100.0
166) Please indicate your employment status: employed full-time (FULL)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked23069.9
1) Checked9930.1
Missing1 
TOTAL329100.0
167) Please indicate your employment status: employed part-time (PART)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked29589.7
1) Checked3410.3
Missing1 
TOTAL329100.0
168) Please indicate your employment status: self-employed (SELF)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked30993.9
1) Checked206.1
Missing1 
TOTAL329100.0
169) Please indicate your employment status: unemployed (UNEMPLOY)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked32699.1
1) Checked30.9
Missing1 
TOTAL329100.0
170) Please indicate your employment status: retired (RETIRED)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked19358.7
1) Checked13641.3
Missing1 
TOTAL329100.0
171) Please indicate your employment status: full-time homemaker (HOMEMAK)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked29589.7
1) Checked3410.3
Missing1 
TOTAL329100.0
172) Please indicate your employment status: student (STUDENT)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked32097.3
1) Checked92.7
Missing1 
TOTAL329100.0
173) Please indicate your employment status: other (EMPL_OTH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked32498.5
1) Checked51.5
Missing1 
TOTAL329100.0
174) If married, please indicate the employment status of your spouse: Full-time (SFULL)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked23772.0
1) Checked9228.0
Missing1 
TOTAL329100.0
175) If married, please indicate the employment status of your spouse: Part-employed (SPART)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked31094.2
1) Checked195.8
Missing1 
TOTAL329100.0
176) If married, please indicate the employment status of your spouse: Self-employed (SSELF)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked31194.5
1) Checked185.5
Missing1 
TOTAL329100.0
177) If married, please indicate the employment status of your spouse: Unemployed (SUNEMPLY)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked32799.4
1) Checked20.6
Missing1 
TOTAL329100.0
178) If married, please indicate the employment status of your spouse: Retired (SRETIRED)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked23972.6
1) Checked9027.4
Missing1 
TOTAL329100.0
179) If married, please indicate the employment status of your spouse: Full-time homemaker (SHOMEMAK)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked30392.1
1) Checked267.9
Missing1 
TOTAL329100.0
180) If married, please indicate the employment status of your spouse: Student (SSTUDENT)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked32899.7
1) Checked10.3
Missing1 
TOTAL329100.0
181) If married, please indicate the employment status of your spouse: Other (SOTHER)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked32899.7
1) Checked10.3
Missing1 
TOTAL329100.0
182) Indicate average hours worked per week (HRWK)
TOTAL%
0) 0158.4
2) 210.6
3) 321.1
4) 410.6
6) 610.6
8) 810.6
9) 921.1
10) 1073.9
12) 1242.2
15) 1521.1
16) 1610.6
18) 1821.1
20) 20116.2
24) 2431.7
25) 2552.8
30) 3073.9
32) 3221.1
35) 3595.1
37) 3721.1
38) 3821.1
40) 404726.4
42) 4221.1
45) 4573.9
47) 4710.6
50) 502212.4
52) 5210.6
55) 5573.9
60) 6063.4
65) 6510.6
70) 7010.6
99) Don't know31.7
Missing152 
TOTAL178100.0
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 (SHRWK)
TOTAL%
0) 01711.2
6) 610.7
8) 821.3
10) 1021.3
12) 1221.3
16) 1621.3
17) 1710.7
20) 20117.2
21) 2110.7
25) 2532.0
28) 2810.7
30) 3032.0
32) 3210.7
35) 3532.0
37) 3710.7
38) 3810.7
40) 403523.0
42) 4210.7
44) 4410.7
45) 45149.2
46) 4610.7
47) 4710.7
48) 4821.3
50) 501912.5
54) 5410.7
55) 5542.6
57) 5710.7
60) 60138.6
65) 6510.7
70) 7021.3
80) 8010.7
90) 9010.7
99) Don't know21.3
Missing178 
TOTAL152100.0
184) What is the highest level of education completed by you? (EDU)
TOTAL%
1) Less than 8 years of formal education10.3
3) Some high school51.6
4) High school diploma3110.0
5) Some college6220.1
6) Graduated from college7423.9
7) Some graduate work3812.3
8) Graduate degree9831.7
Missing21 
TOTAL309100.0
185) If married, what is the highest level of education completed by your spouse? (SEDU)
TOTAL%
3) Some high school72.8
4) High school diploma3012.2
5) Some college4919.9
6) Graduated from college7630.9
7) Some graduate work197.7
8) Graduate degree6526.4
Missing84 
TOTAL246100.0
186) How many children do you have? (If none, write 0.) Include any legally adopted children; exclude stepchildren unless legally adopted. (CHILDREN)
TOTAL%
0) None4513.8
1) 1309.2
2) 212739.0
3) 37924.2
4) 43310.1
5) 572.1
6) 630.9
7) 720.6
Missing4 
TOTAL326100.0
187) 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 alone4212.8
2) Two of us18054.9
3) Three of us5015.2
4) Four of us4012.2
5) Five of us113.4
6) Six of us20.6
7) Seven or more of us20.6
8) Not applicable10.3
Missing2 
TOTAL328100.0
188) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are under six years of age? (AGE6)
TOTAL%
0) None7978.2
1) 11312.9
2) 287.9
4) 411.0
Missing229 
TOTAL101100.0
189) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are six to twelve years of age? (AGE12)
TOTAL%
0) None7664.4
1) 12823.7
2) 2119.3
3) 321.7
4) 410.8
Missing212 
TOTAL118100.0
190) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are thirteen to seventeen years of age? (AGE17)
TOTAL%
0) None7563.0
1) 13226.9
2) 21210.1
Missing211 
TOTAL119100.0
191) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are eighteen to twenty four years of age? (AGE24)
TOTAL%
0) None7379.3
1) 11617.4
2) 211.1
3) 322.2
Missing238 
TOTAL92100.0
192) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are twenty five years of age and over? (AGE25)
TOTAL%
0) None51.6
1) 14614.5
2) 225078.9
3) 3154.7
4) 410.3
Missing13 
TOTAL317100.0
193) 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 alone3811.9
2) A single parent, living with one or more children134.1
3) Married, no kids16451.4
4) A married couple, living with one or more children8727.3
5) Some other arrangement175.3
Missing11 
TOTAL319100.0
194) Generally speaking, do you think of yourself as a Democrat, Independent, Republican or other? (POLITIC)
TOTAL%
1) Democrat9428.9
2) Independent4313.2
3) Republican18055.4
4) Other82.5
Missing5 
TOTAL325100.0
195) How often do you access the internet? (INTERNET)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/more often16250.0
2) Few times a week6219.1
3) Once a week113.4
4) Less than weekly278.3
5) Never6219.1
Missing6 
TOTAL324100.0
196) How often do you send and receive e-mail? (EMAIL)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/more often16350.5
2) Few times a week6319.5
3) Once a week82.5
4) Less than weekly329.9
5) Never5717.6
Missing7 
TOTAL323100.0
197) What is your race or origin? (check all that apply): white or Caucasian (RACE)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked103.0
1) Checked31997.0
Missing1 
TOTAL329100.0
198) What is your race or origin? (check all that apply): black or African American (RACE2)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked32398.2
1) Checked61.8
Missing1 
TOTAL329100.0
199) What is your race or origin? (check all that apply): Hispanic, Latino/a, Spanish origin (RACE5)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked32899.7
1) Checked10.3
Missing1 
TOTAL329100.0
200) Which of these categories best describes your total family income from all sources, before taxes, during 2001? (If you live alone, or with non-relatives, answer in terms of your own personal income.) (INCOME)
TOTAL%
1) Less than $10,00031.0
2) $10,000- $14,99951.7
3) $15,000- $19,99982.7
4) $20,000- $29,999279.2
5) $30,000- $39,999227.5
6) $40,000- $49,999299.8
7) $50,000- $59,999258.5
8) $60,000- $69,999237.8
9) $70,000- $79,999227.5
10) $80,000- $89,999206.8
11) $90,000- $99,999217.1
12) $100,000- $124,9993311.2
13) $125,000- $149,999258.5
14) $150,000- more3210.8
Missing35 
TOTAL295100.0
201) 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) Yes27082.8
2) No5216.0
3) Don't know41.2
Missing4 
TOTAL326100.0
202) Did you contribute to your congregation? (GIVING)
TOTAL%
1) Yes31097.2
2) No92.8
Missing11 
TOTAL319100.0
203) Please give your best estimate of the amount contributed to regular giving: (AMTGIVE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL2819660.17884048
204) During the last twelve 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) Yes13345.2
2) No16154.8
Missing36 
TOTAL294100.0
205) Please give your best estimate of the amount contributed to special capital campaign: (SPECIALG)
TOTAL%
0) None108.1
20) 2021.6
25) 2510.8
30) 3010.8
40) 4021.6
50) 5075.7
60) 6010.8
100) 10097.3
120) 12010.8
200) 20075.7
250) 25010.8
275) 27510.8
300) 30054.1
350) 35010.8
375) 37510.8
400) 40043.3
461) 46110.8
500) 5001310.6
520) 52021.6
600) 60032.4
667) 66710.8
1000) 1000108.1
1200) 120021.6
1400) 140021.6
1440) 144010.8
1500) 150032.4
1800) 180032.4
2000) 200054.1
2080) 208010.8
2300) 230010.8
2500) 250021.6
3000) 300021.6
3200) 320010.8
4000) 400021.6
5000) 500021.6
6000) 600010.8
7500) 750021.6
8333) 833310.8
11000) 1100010.8
11500) 1150010.8
12000) 1200021.6
999999) Don't know43.3
Missing207 
TOTAL123100.0
206) During the last twelve 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) Yes25182.0
2) No5518.0
Missing24 
TOTAL306100.0
207) Please give your best estimate of the amount contributed to special appeal? (AMTSPEC)
TOTAL%
0) None41.7
5) 520.9
7) 710.4
10) 1093.9
20) 20156.5
25) 25156.5
27) 2710.4
30) 3052.2
35) 3520.9
40) 4073.0
45) 4510.4
50) 502711.7
60) 6031.3
65) 6510.4
75) 7510.4
80) 8020.9
100) 1005021.6
115) 11510.4
120) 12010.4
125) 12520.9
135) 13510.4
150) 15073.0
195) 19510.4
200) 2002310.0
250) 25031.3
270) 27010.4
300) 30093.9
315) 31510.4
400) 40031.3
500) 500146.1
575) 57510.4
600) 60020.9
625) 62510.4
700) 70010.4
900) 90020.9
1000) 100010.4
1200) 120010.4
1850) 185010.4
2000) 200010.4
7500) 750010.4
999999) Don't know62.6
Missing99 
TOTAL231100.0
208) Did you contribute to any other religious causes? (OUTPCUSA)
TOTAL%
1) Yes14146.7
2) No16153.3
Missing28 
TOTAL302100.0
209) Please give your best estimate of the amount contributed to all religious causes: (ALLCAUSE)
TOTAL%
0) None64.4
10) 1032.2
15) 1510.7
18) 1810.7
20) 2032.2
25) 25118.1
30) 3021.5
40) 4010.7
50) 501410.3
70) 7010.7
75) 7521.5
100) 1001410.3
125) 12521.5
150) 15021.5
180) 18021.5
200) 200118.1
250) 25032.2
265) 26510.7
300) 30096.6
320) 32010.7
400) 40010.7
450) 45021.5
456) 45610.7
480) 48010.7
500) 50096.6
660) 66010.7
800) 80021.5
1000) 100042.9
1100) 110010.7
1200) 120021.5
1500) 150021.5
2300) 230010.7
2500) 250021.5
3000) 300032.2
3400) 340010.7
3500) 350010.7
4000) 400021.5
5000) 500021.5
5750) 575010.7
6000) 600010.7
70000) 7000010.7
999999) Don't know53.7
Missing194 
TOTAL136100.0
210) During the last twelve months, did you or other family members in your household contribute any money to to non–religious charities, community organizations, or social causes? (NONRELIG)
TOTAL%
1) Yes29293.0
2) No227.0
Missing16 
TOTAL314100.0
211) Please give your best estimate of the amount contributed to non-religious causes: (AMTNOREL)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL26723912.588148376
212) State (STATE)
213) Total Membership (TOTMEM)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL329705.465744
214) I-AGE: What is your present age? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-AGE)
TOTAL%
1) Less than 404012.2
2) 40-495015.3
3) 50-6410732.7
4) 65+13039.8
Missing3 
TOTAL327100.0
215) I-SEX: What is your sex? (for use with online analysis) (I-SEX)
TOTAL%
1) Female19860.4
2) Male13039.6
Missing2 
TOTAL328100.0
216) 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 $20,000165.4
2) $20,000- $49,9997826.4
3) $50,000- $99,99911137.6
4) $100,000+9030.5
Missing35 
TOTAL295100.0
217) 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) Democrat9428.9
2) Independent4313.2
3) Republican18055.4
4) Other82.5
Missing5 
TOTAL325100.0
218) I-EDUC: What is the highest level of education completed by you? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-EDUC)
TOTAL%
3) Less than high school diploma61.9
4) High school diploma3110.0
5) Some college6220.1
6) Graduated from college7423.9
7) Some graduate work3812.3
8) Graduate degree9831.7
Missing21 
TOTAL309100.0