Presbyterian Panel Survey, November 2005 - The Social Creed, All

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All frequencies are raw numbers (no weights used).
1) Panel identification number (NEWCODE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL135426956.5559559
2) How influential in your own financial and economic life have each of the following been: Biblical teachings about the tithe (BIBLETCH)
TOTAL%
1) Very influential44233.1
2) Influential42932.2
3) Somewhat influential28221.1
4) Only a little influential13810.3
5) Not influential433.2
Missing20 
TOTAL1334100.0
3) How influential in your own financial and economic life have each of the following been: Jesus' teachings (JESUSTCH)
TOTAL%
1) Very influential65449.0
2) Influential47735.8
3) Somewhat influential13710.3
4) Only a little influential523.9
5) Not influential141.0
Missing20 
TOTAL1334100.0
4) How influential in your own financial and economic life have each of the following been: The church (CHURCH)
TOTAL%
1) Very influential30422.9
2) Influential59644.8
3) Somewhat influential31323.5
4) Only a little influential866.5
5) Not influential312.3
Missing24 
TOTAL1330100.0
5) How influential in your own financial and economic life have each of the following been: My parents (PARENTS)
TOTAL%
1) Very influential40630.8
2) Influential41731.6
3) Somewhat influential23617.9
4) Only a little influential13910.5
5) Not influential1209.1
Missing36 
TOTAL1318100.0
6) How influential in your own financial and economic life have each of the following been: My spouse (SPOUSE)
TOTAL%
1) Very influential42936.3
2) Influential40734.4
3) Somewhat influential16313.8
4) Only a little influential978.2
5) Not influential877.4
Missing171 
TOTAL1183100.0
7) How influential in your own financial and economic life have each of the following been: My current employer (if applicable) (CREMPLOY)
TOTAL%
1) Very influential707.6
2) Influential15717.0
3) Somewhat influential16718.1
4) Only a little influential11712.6
5) Not influential41444.8
Missing429 
TOTAL925100.0
8) How influential in your own financial and economic life have each of the following been: My previous employer(s) (if retired) (PREMPLOY)
TOTAL%
1) Very influential394.8
2) Influential8710.6
3) Somewhat influential11313.8
4) Only a little influential10813.2
5) Not influential47057.5
Missing537 
TOTAL817100.0
9) If a specific Bible verse or verses have been important in guiding your financial and economic life, please list it/them here. (VERSE)
TOTAL%
1) One Bible passage written in21863.4
2) Two Bible passages5014.5
3) Three Bible passages3710.8
4) Four Bible passages185.2
5) Five Bible passages72.0
6) Six or more Bible passages82.3
9) Other comment61.7
Missing1010 
TOTAL344100.0
10) How closely do you think each of the following statements reflect our Presbyterian teaching and practices: As Creator, God is ultimate owner of all creation, so that humans are stewards of the environment overall and of our own resources. (CREATION)
TOTAL%
1) Very closely83862.7
2) Closely37528.0
3) Somewhat closely1017.6
4) Not closely at all120.9
5) No opinion110.8
Missing17 
TOTAL1337100.0
11) How closely do you think each of the following statements reflect our Presbyterian teaching and practices: Each individual has a vocation or a calling to use his/her abilities for the common good. (COMNGOOD)
TOTAL%
1) Very closely77557.9
2) Closely43832.7
3) Somewhat closely1037.7
4) Not closely at all90.7
5) No opinion141.0
Missing15 
TOTAL1339100.0
12) How closely do you think each of the following statements reflect our Presbyterian teaching and practices: Some occupations (crime, torture, terrorism) cannot be justifiable vocations. (JUSTIFY)
TOTAL%
1) Very closely72954.9
2) Closely33124.9
3) Somewhat closely977.3
4) Not closely at all1047.8
5) No opinion665.0
Missing27 
TOTAL1327100.0
13) How closely do you think each of the following statements reflect our Presbyterian teaching and practices: Government must provide for common welfare as much as to the common defense. (WELFARE)
TOTAL%
1) Very closely34826.1
2) Closely36627.5
3) Somewhat closely34926.2
4) Not closely at all20215.2
5) No opinion675.0
Missing22 
TOTAL1332100.0
14) How closely do you think each of the following statements reflect our Presbyterian teaching and practices: Each society is judged on the conditions of it poorest, the 'widows and orphans' and 'strangers and sojourners.' (POOREST)
TOTAL%
1) Very closely46935.2
2) Closely38629.0
3) Somewhat closely31923.9
4) Not closely at all1047.8
5) No opinion544.1
Missing22 
TOTAL1332100.0
15) How closely do you think each of the following statements reflect our Presbyterian teaching and practices: Public education should be provided to all citizens. (PUBEDUCT)
TOTAL%
1) Very closely60545.4
2) Closely41230.9
3) Somewhat closely17913.4
4) Not closely at all906.7
5) No opinion483.6
Missing20 
TOTAL1334100.0
16) How closely do you think each of the following statements reflect our Presbyterian teaching and practices: Children are a blessing from God and require particular protections, including limits on their participation in the workforce. (CHILDREN)
TOTAL%
1) Very closely63548.0
2) Closely45634.5
3) Somewhat closely14410.9
4) Not closely at all534.0
5) No opinion352.6
Missing31 
TOTAL1323100.0
17) How closely do you think each of the following statements reflect our Presbyterian teaching and practices: The Sabbath is a day of rest and all people need some time (at least one day per week) for leisure, relaxation, prayer and worship. (SABBATH)
TOTAL%
1) Very closely59344.5
2) Closely40330.2
3) Somewhat closely21916.4
4) Not closely at all1027.6
5) No opinion171.3
Missing20 
TOTAL1334100.0
18) How closely do you think each of the following statements reflect our Presbyterian teaching and practices: Sharing God's image is the basis for human equality, so that people have equal rights and equal opportunities under the law. (EQUALITY)
TOTAL%
1) Very closely59644.8
2) Closely44333.3
3) Somewhat closely20815.6
4) Not closely at all453.4
5) No opinion382.9
Missing24 
TOTAL1330100.0
19) How closely do you think each of the following statements reflect our Presbyterian teaching and practices: Since 'Judgment begins in the house of God,' the church must set an example for fair treatment of employees and ethical investments of its monies. (FAIRCHRH)
TOTAL%
1) Very closely59144.5
2) Closely46234.8
3) Somewhat closely18814.1
4) Not closely at all614.6
5) No opinion272.0
Missing25 
TOTAL1329100.0
20) How closely do you think each of the following statements reflect our Presbyterian teaching and practices: Each person is entitled to a decent level of family life, sustained by a wage sufficient for single parent to support a family (FAIRWAGE)
TOTAL%
1) Very closely31923.9
2) Closely35326.5
3) Somewhat closely37928.5
4) Not closely at all21015.8
5) No opinion715.3
Missing22 
TOTAL1332100.0
21) How closely do you think each of the following statements reflect our Presbyterian teaching and practices: Fairly regulated markets are the most efficient distribution mechanisms of goods and services, and efficiency is a virtue (FAIRMRKT)
TOTAL%
1) Very closely1299.8
2) Closely29522.5
3) Somewhat closely38129.0
4) Not closely at all29622.5
5) No opinion21216.1
Missing41 
TOTAL1313100.0
22) How closely do you think each of the following statements reflect our Presbyterian teaching and practices: Work is necessary for all people and laziness is a form of theft (WORKGOOD)
TOTAL%
1) Very closely17913.6
2) Closely35426.9
3) Somewhat closely39830.2
4) Not closely at all27020.5
5) No opinion1158.7
Missing38 
TOTAL1316100.0
23) How closely do you think each of the following statements reflect our Presbyterian teaching and practices: Progressive taxation reflects the biblical principle of greater obligation on those with greater capacity (GREATOBL)
TOTAL%
1) Very closely20615.7
2) Closely35827.3
3) Somewhat closely38629.4
4) Not closely at all21216.2
5) No opinion15011.4
Missing42 
TOTAL1312100.0
24) How closely do you think each of the following statements reflect our Presbyterian teaching and practices: Gambling, as an unproductive celebration of chance rather than an honoring of work and God's providential purpose, is to be discouraged (GAMBLING)
TOTAL%
1) Very closely32324.4
2) Closely38228.9
3) Somewhat closely34225.9
4) Not closely at all17513.2
5) No opinion1007.6
Missing32 
TOTAL1322100.0
25) How closely do you think each of the following statements reflect our Presbyterian teaching and practices: Profit from the production of materials for war must be strictly regulated, for the protection of soldiers and civilians, and to encourage more peaceful and productive enterprises ('swords into plowshares') (PROFITWR)
TOTAL%
1) Very closely23617.9
2) Closely35527.0
3) Somewhat closely34526.2
4) Not closely at all25319.2
5) No opinion1289.7
Missing37 
TOTAL1317100.0
26) How closely do you think each of the following statements reflect our Presbyterian teaching and practices: Advertising based in appeals to vanity and want, as opposed to basic needs, distracts us from prayerful focus on human relationships and the idea of having 'enough' (ENOUGH)
TOTAL%
1) Very closely30523.1
2) Closely39930.3
3) Somewhat closely32524.7
4) Not closely at all18614.1
5) No opinion1037.8
Missing36 
TOTAL1318100.0
27) How closely do you think each of the following statements reflect our Presbyterian teaching and practices: Competition can lead to great inequality and thus must be balanced by democratically determined forms of re-distribution (whether or not these lead to greater economic demand and greater growth) (REDISTRB)
TOTAL%
1) Very closely1209.2
2) Closely22717.3
3) Somewhat closely31724.2
4) Not closely at all43433.2
5) No opinion21116.1
Missing45 
TOTAL1309100.0
28) Granting that there are differences among international corporations, please indicate whether you feel each of the phrases listed below generally applies or generally does not apply to international corporations when viewed as a group: International corporations serve their employees well (SERVEEMP)
TOTAL%
1) Generally applies50038.8
2) Generally does not apply49938.7
3) No opinion28922.4
Missing66 
TOTAL1288100.0
29) Granting that there are differences among international corporations, please indicate whether you feel each of the phrases listed below generally applies or generally does not apply to international corporations when viewed as a group: International corporations exercise tremendous power (POWER)
TOTAL%
1) Generally applies110284.3
2) Generally does not apply937.1
3) No opinion1138.6
Missing46 
TOTAL1308100.0
30) Granting that there are differences among international corporations, please indicate whether you feel each of the phrases listed below generally applies or generally does not apply to international corporations when viewed as a group: International corporations will behave responsibly whether or not bound by laws (RESPNSBL)
TOTAL%
1) Generally applies22417.3
2) Generally does not apply90269.6
3) No opinion17013.1
Missing58 
TOTAL1296100.0
31) Granting that there are differences among international corporations, please indicate whether you feel each of the phrases listed below generally applies or generally does not apply to international corporations when viewed as a group: International corporations serve American society well (USSOCIET)
TOTAL%
1) Generally applies51039.4
2) Generally does not apply55342.7
3) No opinion23117.9
Missing60 
TOTAL1294100.0
32) Granting that there are differences among international corporations, please indicate whether you feel each of the phrases listed below generally applies or generally does not apply to international corporations when viewed as a group: International corporations manipulate government(s) (MANGOVNT)
TOTAL%
1) Generally applies82763.8
2) Generally does not apply27721.4
3) No opinion19314.9
Missing57 
TOTAL1297100.0
33) Granting that there are differences among international corporations, please indicate whether you feel each of the phrases listed below generally applies or generally does not apply to international corporations when viewed as a group: International corporations foster equality among Americans (EQUALUS)
TOTAL%
1) Generally applies17613.6
2) Generally does not apply89268.8
3) No opinion22817.6
Missing58 
TOTAL1296100.0
34) Granting that there are differences among international corporations, please indicate whether you feel each of the phrases listed below generally applies or generally does not apply to international corporations when viewed as a group: International corporations help less developed countries (HELPLESS)
TOTAL%
1) Generally applies41732.1
2) Generally does not apply67652.0
3) No opinion20615.9
Missing55 
TOTAL1299100.0
35) Granting that there are differences among international corporations, please indicate whether you feel each of the phrases listed below generally applies or generally does not apply to international corporations when viewed as a group: International corporations create a better future for the world (BETTERFU)
TOTAL%
1) Generally applies46936.2
2) Generally does not apply54141.7
3) No opinion28622.1
Missing58 
TOTAL1296100.0
36) Granting that there are differences among international corporations, please indicate whether you feel each of the phrases listed below generally applies or generally does not apply to international corporations when viewed as a group: International corporations are secretive about many of their activities (SECRETIV)
TOTAL%
1) Generally applies79961.5
2) Generally does not apply27321.0
3) No opinion22817.5
Missing54 
TOTAL1300100.0
37) Granting that there are differences among international corporations, please indicate whether you feel each of the phrases listed below generally applies or generally does not apply to international corporations when viewed as a group: International corporations are misunderstood by the public (MISUNDER)
TOTAL%
1) Generally applies66451.2
2) Generally does not apply34926.9
3) No opinion28421.9
Missing57 
TOTAL1297100.0
38) Granting that there are differences among international corporations, please indicate whether you feel each of the phrases listed below generally applies or generally does not apply to international corporations when viewed as a group: International corporations are overly regulated by the government (OVERREGL)
TOTAL%
1) Generally applies18414.1
2) Generally does not apply85965.8
3) No opinion26320.1
Missing48 
TOTAL1306100.0
39) Granting that there are differences among international corporations, please indicate whether you feel each of the phrases listed below generally applies or generally does not apply to international corporations when viewed as a group: International corporations are generous with their profits (GENEROUS)
TOTAL%
1) Generally applies14911.4
2) Generally does not apply90369.1
3) No opinion25419.4
Missing48 
TOTAL1306100.0
40) Granting that there are differences among labor unions (especially private and public sector), do you think each of the images below generally applies or generally does not apply to such organized groups of employees when viewed as a whole: Labor unions serve their members well (SERVEMEM)
TOTAL%
1) Generally applies75858.0
2) Generally does not apply39630.3
3) No opinion15211.6
Missing48 
TOTAL1306100.0
41) Granting that there are differences among labor unions (especially private and public sector), do you think each of the images below generally applies or generally does not apply to such organized groups of employees when viewed as a whole: Labor unions exercise tremendous power (LUPOWER)
TOTAL%
1) Generally applies87366.6
2) Generally does not apply33325.4
3) No opinion1047.9
Missing44 
TOTAL1310100.0
42) Granting that there are differences among labor unions (especially private and public sector), do you think each of the images below generally applies or generally does not apply to such organized groups of employees when viewed as a whole: Labor unions will behave responsibly whether or not bound by laws (LUREPONS)
TOTAL%
1) Generally applies19715.1
2) Generally does not apply91770.3
3) No opinion19014.6
Missing50 
TOTAL1304100.0
43) Granting that there are differences among labor unions (especially private and public sector), do you think each of the images below generally applies or generally does not apply to such organized groups of employees when viewed as a whole: Labor unions serve American society well (LUSERVE)
TOTAL%
1) Generally applies59345.8
2) Generally does not apply51840.0
3) No opinion18514.3
Missing58 
TOTAL1296100.0
44) Granting that there are differences among labor unions (especially private and public sector), do you think each of the images below generally applies or generally does not apply to such organized groups of employees when viewed as a whole: Labor unions manipulate government(s) (LUGOVERN)
TOTAL%
1) Generally applies67751.8
2) Generally does not apply44634.1
3) No opinion18414.1
Missing47 
TOTAL1307100.0
45) Granting that there are differences among labor unions (especially private and public sector), do you think each of the images below generally applies or generally does not apply to such organized groups of employees when viewed as a whole: Labor unions foster equality among Americans (LUEQUALT)
TOTAL%
1) Generally applies53340.9
2) Generally does not apply57344.0
3) No opinion19615.1
Missing52 
TOTAL1302100.0
46) Granting that there are differences among labor unions (especially private and public sector), do you think each of the images below generally applies or generally does not apply to such organized groups of employees when viewed as a whole: Labor unions impede efficiency and competitiveness (EFICIENT)
TOTAL%
1) Generally applies56843.7
2) Generally does not apply54241.7
3) No opinion19014.6
Missing54 
TOTAL1300100.0
47) Granting that there are differences among labor unions (especially private and public sector), do you think each of the images below generally applies or generally does not apply to such organized groups of employees when viewed as a whole: Labor unions enhance the dignity and self-determination of workers (DIGNITY)
TOTAL%
1) Generally applies74357.1
2) Generally does not apply38829.8
3) No opinion17113.1
Missing52 
TOTAL1302100.0
48) Granting that there are differences among labor unions (especially private and public sector), do you think each of the images below generally applies or generally does not apply to such organized groups of employees when viewed as a whole: Labor unions are at a disadvantage in relation to corporate power and secrecy (DISADVAN)
TOTAL%
1) Generally applies55742.6
2) Generally does not apply49537.9
3) No opinion25419.4
Missing48 
TOTAL1306100.0
49) Granting that there are differences among labor unions (especially private and public sector), do you think each of the images below generally applies or generally does not apply to such organized groups of employees when viewed as a whole: Labor unions are misunderstood by the public (LUMISUND)
TOTAL%
1) Generally applies63848.8
2) Generally does not apply42932.8
3) No opinion24118.4
Missing46 
TOTAL1308100.0
50) Economic and business decisions are complex, so that ethical issues are not always clear and some consequences are unintended. Nevertheless, for each of the following, indicate whether you feel it should be considered an ethical matter in the decisions made by government and business: Workers' safety and health (SAFETY)
TOTAL%
1) Definitely an ethical question105382.2
2) Probably an ethical question17213.4
3) Probably not an ethical question292.3
4) Definitely not an ethical question120.9
5) No opinion151.2
Missing73 
TOTAL1281100.0
51) Economic and business decisions are complex, so that ethical issues are not always clear and some consequences are unintended. Nevertheless, for each of the following, indicate whether you feel it should be considered an ethical matter in the decisions made by government and business: Substandard salaries paid to unskilled or semi-skilled workers (SUBSALRY)
TOTAL%
1) Definitely an ethical question70355.0
2) Probably an ethical question37729.5
3) Probably not an ethical question13710.7
4) Definitely not an ethical question362.8
5) No opinion252.0
Missing76 
TOTAL1278100.0
52) Economic and business decisions are complex, so that ethical issues are not always clear and some consequences are unintended. Nevertheless, for each of the following, indicate whether you feel it should be considered an ethical matter in the decisions made by government and business: Plant relocations to other parts of the country (RELOCATE)
TOTAL%
1) Definitely an ethical question26020.3
2) Probably an ethical question37629.4
3) Probably not an ethical question46836.6
4) Definitely not an ethical question13110.2
5) No opinion443.4
Missing75 
TOTAL1279100.0
53) Economic and business decisions are complex, so that ethical issues are not always clear and some consequences are unintended. Nevertheless, for each of the following, indicate whether you feel it should be considered an ethical matter in the decisions made by government and business: Plant relocations to other parts of the world (OCOUNTRY)
TOTAL%
1) Definitely an ethical question38930.6
2) Probably an ethical question40031.4
3) Probably not an ethical question33526.3
4) Definitely not an ethical question1098.6
5) No opinion393.1
Missing82 
TOTAL1272100.0
54) Economic and business decisions are complex, so that ethical issues are not always clear and some consequences are unintended. Nevertheless, for each of the following, indicate whether you feel it should be considered an ethical matter in the decisions made by government and business: Protecting the environment (ENVRMENT)
TOTAL%
1) Definitely an ethical question94174.1
2) Probably an ethical question24919.6
3) Probably not an ethical question493.9
4) Definitely not an ethical question141.1
5) No opinion171.3
Missing84 
TOTAL1270100.0
55) Economic and business decisions are complex, so that ethical issues are not always clear and some consequences are unintended. Nevertheless, for each of the following, indicate whether you feel it should be considered an ethical matter in the decisions made by government and business: Improving products (PRODUCT)
TOTAL%
1) Definitely an ethical question31324.7
2) Probably an ethical question38730.5
3) Probably not an ethical question41933.1
4) Definitely not an ethical question1088.5
5) No opinion403.2
Missing87 
TOTAL1267100.0
56) Economic and business decisions are complex, so that ethical issues are not always clear and some consequences are unintended. Nevertheless, for each of the following, indicate whether you feel it should be considered an ethical matter in the decisions made by government and business: Providing benefits (in addition to jobs) to communities (BENEFITS)
TOTAL%
1) Definitely an ethical question47437.1
2) Probably an ethical question49238.5
3) Probably not an ethical question22517.6
4) Definitely not an ethical question473.7
5) No opinion393.1
Missing77 
TOTAL1277100.0
57) Economic and business decisions are complex, so that ethical issues are not always clear and some consequences are unintended. Nevertheless, for each of the following, indicate whether you feel it should be considered an ethical matter in the decisions made by government and business: Doing business with regimes that violate human rights (HUMRIGHT)
TOTAL%
1) Definitely an ethical question92171.8
2) Probably an ethical question25820.1
3) Probably not an ethical question524.1
4) Definitely not an ethical question282.2
5) No opinion231.8
Missing72 
TOTAL1282100.0
58) Economic and business decisions are complex, so that ethical issues are not always clear and some consequences are unintended. Nevertheless, for each of the following, indicate whether you feel it should be considered an ethical matter in the decisions made by government and business: Doing business with countries that suppress religious and civil liberties (SUPPRESS)
TOTAL%
1) Definitely an ethical question88869.3
2) Probably an ethical question27321.3
3) Probably not an ethical question695.4
4) Definitely not an ethical question241.9
5) No opinion272.1
Missing73 
TOTAL1281100.0
59) Consider the following hypothetical situation. Imagine yourself as having a sizable amount of money to invest in stocks. Your financial adviser has suggested that purchasing stock in any of the following corporations would be a sound and profitable investment with the probability of high returns on your money. From your reading you are informed about each firm's business operations and know the following to be true. Please indicate how this information would affect your decisions to invest in each corporation by checking one response for each: A corporation that controls most of the mining of an important mineral and therefore is reaping very high profits (MINING)
TOTAL%
1) I would definitely not invest14511.6
2) I would probably not invest39031.2
3) I would probably invest57446.0
4) I would definitely invest14011.2
Missing105 
TOTAL1249100.0
60) Consider the following hypothetical situation. Imagine yourself as having a sizable amount of money to invest in stocks. Your financial adviser has suggested that purchasing stock in any of the following corporations would be a sound and profitable investment with the probability of high returns on your money. From your reading you are informed about each firm's business operations and know the following to be true. Please indicate how this information would affect your decisions to invest in each corporation by checking one response for each: A corporation that is a major producer of weapons systems and armaments (WEAPON)
TOTAL%
1) I would definitely not invest52842.0
2) I would probably not invest41032.6
3) I would probably invest26421.0
4) I would definitely invest544.3
Missing98 
TOTAL1256100.0
61) Consider the following hypothetical situation. Imagine yourself as having a sizable amount of money to invest in stocks. Your financial adviser has suggested that purchasing stock in any of the following corporations would be a sound and profitable investment with the probability of high returns on your money. From your reading you are informed about each firm's business operations and know the following to be true. Please indicate how this information would affect your decisions to invest in each corporation by checking one response for each: A corporation that is a major producer of alcoholic beverages (ALCOHOL)
TOTAL%
1) I would definitely not invest34927.6
2) I would probably not invest48638.4
3) I would probably invest37629.7
4) I would definitely invest544.3
Missing89 
TOTAL1265100.0
62) Consider the following hypothetical situation. Imagine yourself as having a sizable amount of money to invest in stocks. Your financial adviser has suggested that purchasing stock in any of the following corporations would be a sound and profitable investment with the probability of high returns on your money. From your reading you are informed about each firm's business operations and know the following to be true. Please indicate how this information would affect your decisions to invest in each corporation by checking one response for each: A corporation that is a clothing manufacturer paying substandard salaries (SALARY)
TOTAL%
1) I would definitely not invest51040.5
2) I would probably not invest58946.8
3) I would probably invest13110.4
4) I would definitely invest292.3
Missing95 
TOTAL1259100.0
63) Consider the following hypothetical situation. Imagine yourself as having a sizable amount of money to invest in stocks. Your financial adviser has suggested that purchasing stock in any of the following corporations would be a sound and profitable investment with the probability of high returns on your money. From your reading you are informed about each firm's business operations and know the following to be true. Please indicate how this information would affect your decisions to invest in each corporation by checking one response for each: A corporation that provides equipment to the security forces in a country that suppresses religious and civil liberties (SECURITY)
TOTAL%
1) I would definitely not invest64551.3
2) I would probably not invest50940.5
3) I would probably invest756.0
4) I would definitely invest282.2
Missing97 
TOTAL1257100.0
64) Consider the following hypothetical situation. Imagine yourself as having a sizable amount of money to invest in stocks. Your financial adviser has suggested that purchasing stock in any of the following corporations would be a sound and profitable investment with the probability of high returns on your money. From your reading you are informed about each firm's business operations and know the following to be true. Please indicate how this information would affect your decisions to invest in each corporation by checking one response for each: A corporation that is a utility with a strong commitment to nuclear power generation (NUCPOWER)
TOTAL%
1) I would definitely not invest14111.2
2) I would probably not invest29623.5
3) I would probably invest63450.4
4) I would definitely invest18614.8
Missing97 
TOTAL1257100.0
65) Consider the following hypothetical situation. Imagine yourself as having a sizable amount of money to invest in stocks. Your financial adviser has suggested that purchasing stock in any of the following corporations would be a sound and profitable investment with the probability of high returns on your money. From your reading you are informed about each firm's business operations and know the following to be true. Please indicate how this information would affect your decisions to invest in each corporation by checking one response for each: A corporation that is a chemical producer often cited by courts for air and water pollution (POLUTION)
TOTAL%
1) I would definitely not invest69354.8
2) I would probably not invest49238.9
3) I would probably invest604.7
4) I would definitely invest201.6
Missing89 
TOTAL1265100.0
66) Consider the following hypothetical situation. Imagine yourself as having a sizable amount of money to invest in stocks. Your financial adviser has suggested that purchasing stock in any of the following corporations would be a sound and profitable investment with the probability of high returns on your money. From your reading you are informed about each firm's business operations and know the following to be true. Please indicate how this information would affect your decisions to invest in each corporation by checking one response for each: A corporation that has fought successfully against unionization of its workers (NOUNION)
TOTAL%
1) I would definitely not invest31124.8
2) I would probably not invest42233.6
3) I would probably invest42633.9
4) I would definitely invest967.6
Missing99 
TOTAL1255100.0
67) In your opinion, how effective is each of the following methods for encouraging changes in the policies of international corporations: Personal appeals to top corporate executives or directors (APPEALS)
TOTAL%
1) Very effective836.5
2) Somewhat effective48938.2
3) Somewhat ineffective34927.3
4) Very ineffective27921.8
5) No opinion806.3
Missing74 
TOTAL1280100.0
68) In your opinion, how effective is each of the following methods for encouraging changes in the policies of international corporations: The efforts of Christian executives within such corporations, influenced by sermons (CHRSTIAN)
TOTAL%
1) Very effective1179.1
2) Somewhat effective67452.7
3) Somewhat ineffective27321.3
4) Very ineffective1279.9
5) No opinion897.0
Missing74 
TOTAL1280100.0
69) In your opinion, how effective is each of the following methods for encouraging changes in the policies of international corporations: Consumer boycotts (BOYCOT1)
TOTAL%
1) Very effective33626.3
2) Somewhat effective62849.1
3) Somewhat ineffective19014.9
4) Very ineffective786.1
5) No opinion473.7
Missing75 
TOTAL1279100.0
70) In your opinion, how effective is each of the following methods for encouraging changes in the policies of international corporations: Demonstrations and other highly visible public actions (DEMONSTR)
TOTAL%
1) Very effective16212.7
2) Somewhat effective62048.4
3) Somewhat ineffective31624.7
4) Very ineffective13010.2
5) No opinion524.1
Missing74 
TOTAL1280100.0
71) In your opinion, how effective is each of the following methods for encouraging changes in the policies of international corporations: Promoting government intervention (through letter writing, etc.) (GOVINTVN)
TOTAL%
1) Very effective967.5
2) Somewhat effective70154.8
3) Somewhat ineffective32325.3
4) Very ineffective1068.3
5) No opinion534.1
Missing75 
TOTAL1279100.0
72) In your opinion, how effective is each of the following methods for encouraging changes in the policies of international corporations: Stockholders' resolutions (STOCKHLD)
TOTAL%
1) Very effective30824.0
2) Somewhat effective63749.7
3) Somewhat ineffective19515.2
4) Very ineffective604.7
5) No opinion826.4
Missing72 
TOTAL1282100.0
73) In your opinion, how effective is each of the following methods for encouraging changes in the policies of international corporations: Court actions (COURTACT)
TOTAL%
1) Very effective61748.1
2) Somewhat effective51340.0
3) Somewhat ineffective695.4
4) Very ineffective241.9
5) No opinion594.6
Missing72 
TOTAL1282100.0
74) Do you or your spouse (if married) currently: Receive income from one or more corporations through salary, pension, or investment income (not counting mutual funds) (CORPRATE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes63950.3
2) No60347.5
3) Not sure282.2
Missing84 
TOTAL1270100.0
75) Do you or your spouse (if married) currently: Benefit from labor union membership in the salary, pension, or investment income received from one or more corporations (LABUNION)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1169.1
2) No111787.9
3) Not sure383.0
Missing83 
TOTAL1271100.0
76) Do you or your spouse (if married) currently: Receive a salary or a pension from service in the public sector whether local, state or federal, including educational, military, administrative and elective positions (PUBLICSC)
TOTAL%
1) Yes43334.2
2) No81764.5
3) Not sure161.3
Missing88 
TOTAL1266100.0
77) Do you or your spouse (if married) currently: Work in a business that derives substantial revenue from non-US subsidiaries or a non-US based parent company (NONUSCOM)
TOTAL%
1) Yes423.3
2) No118394.0
3) Not sure342.7
Missing95 
TOTAL1259100.0
78) Listed are brief summaries of positions related to international corporations that have been adopted by General Assemblies in recent years. Indicate if you are aware that this is a position of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A): Called for a boycott of Taco Bell restaurants to protest the low wages its subcontractors have paid to farm workers (boycott now over) (TACOBELL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes74258.7
2) No52141.3
Missing91 
TOTAL1263100.0
79) Indicate if you personally agree or disagree with the position previously stated (OPTACOBL)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree28823.0
2) Agree36929.5
3) Neutral30824.6
4) Disagree18314.6
5) Strongly disagree1048.3
Missing102 
TOTAL1252100.0
80) Listed are brief summaries of positions related to international corporations that have been adopted by General Assemblies in recent years. Indicate if you are aware that this is a position of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A): Called for divestment from Talisman Oil Company to protest its support of the government of Sudan in its war against people in Southern Sudan (control of company now changed) (SUDANWR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes30524.3
2) No95175.7
Missing98 
TOTAL1256100.0
81) Indicate if you personally agree or disagree with the position previously stated (OPSUDAN)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree43435.4
2) Agree41233.6
3) Neutral29724.2
4) Disagree494.0
5) Strongly disagree332.7
Missing129 
TOTAL1225100.0
82) Listed are brief summaries of positions related to international corporations that have been adopted by General Assemblies in recent years. Indicate if you are aware that this is a position of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A): Called for a process to consider a phased, selective sale ('divestment') of PC(USA) investments in corporations whose sales or operations support the Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories (ISRAELI)
TOTAL%
1) Yes93374.2
2) No32425.8
Missing97 
TOTAL1257100.0
83) Indicate if you personally agree or disagree with the position previously stated (OPISRAEL)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree26521.2
2) Agree28322.6
3) Neutral27421.9
4) Disagree18715.0
5) Strongly disagree24119.3
Missing104 
TOTAL1250100.0
84) Below are some statements related to aspect of taxation-how we as citizens share the burden of paying for government and other aspect of our common lives together. For each statement, please indicate your level of agreement or disagreement: The tax code needs to be radically simplified, dropping all loopholes that subsidize special interests (SIMPLIFY)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree54342.6
2) Agree52641.2
3) Neutral13310.4
4) Disagree665.2
5) Strongly disagree80.6
Missing78 
TOTAL1276100.0
85) Below are some statements related to aspect of taxation-how we as citizens share the burden of paying for government and other aspect of our common lives together. For each statement, please indicate your level of agreement or disagreement: Investment (or 'unearned') income should be taxed at a higher rate than wage and salary income, much of which goes to workers without substantial investments (UNEARNED)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree1048.2
2) Agree25320.0
3) Neutral26821.1
4) Disagree43434.2
5) Strongly disagree20916.5
Missing86 
TOTAL1268100.0
86) Below are some statements related to aspect of taxation-how we as citizens share the burden of paying for government and other aspect of our common lives together. For each statement, please indicate your level of agreement or disagreement: Government spending can best be controlled by cutting taxes (GOVSPEND)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree907.1
2) Agree24719.4
3) Neutral23618.6
4) Disagree47537.4
5) Strongly disagree22317.5
Missing83 
TOTAL1271100.0
87) Below are some statements related to aspect of taxation-how we as citizens share the burden of paying for government and other aspect of our common lives together. For each statement, please indicate your level of agreement or disagreement: Property taxes are appropriate ways for municipalities to fund services (PROPTAX)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree13610.7
2) Agree81564.1
3) Neutral15011.8
4) Disagree13910.9
5) Strongly disagree312.4
Missing83 
TOTAL1271100.0
88) Below are some statements related to aspect of taxation-how we as citizens share the burden of paying for government and other aspect of our common lives together. For each statement, please indicate your level of agreement or disagreement: Income taxes are fairer than sales taxes (INCOMETX)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree20716.3
2) Agree39431.0
3) Neutral27921.9
4) Disagree32025.2
5) Strongly disagree725.7
Missing82 
TOTAL1272100.0
89) Below are some statements related to aspect of taxation-how we as citizens share the burden of paying for government and other aspect of our common lives together. For each statement, please indicate your level of agreement or disagreement: Luxury taxes should be increased and mortgage interest deductions eliminated on second (and third or more) homes (LUXURYTX)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree29323.0
2) Agree49839.1
3) Neutral21116.6
4) Disagree18914.8
5) Strongly disagree836.5
Missing80 
TOTAL1274100.0
90) Below are some statements related to aspect of taxation-how we as citizens share the burden of paying for government and other aspect of our common lives together. For each statement, please indicate your level of agreement or disagreement: The estate tax currently affects inheritances over $1,500,000 (affecting less than 1% of the population) and should be continued to moderate social inequality across generations (ESTATETX)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree31925.1
2) Agree42233.2
3) Neutral23318.3
4) Disagree18714.7
5) Strongly disagree1118.7
Missing82 
TOTAL1272100.0
91) Below are some statements related to aspect of taxation-how we as citizens share the burden of paying for government and other aspect of our common lives together. For each statement, please indicate your level of agreement or disagreement: Taxation is generally an unproductive burden on private enterprise, so corporate taxes should be eliminated (CORPORAT)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree413.2
2) Agree604.7
3) Neutral14911.7
4) Disagree56744.6
5) Strongly disagree45435.7
Missing83 
TOTAL1271100.0
92) Below are some statements related to aspect of taxation-how we as citizens share the burden of paying for government and other aspect of our common lives together. For each statement, please indicate your level of agreement or disagreement: Off-shore tax havens and tax shelters should be eliminated (OFFSHORE)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree52141.0
2) Agree48438.1
3) Neutral16312.8
4) Disagree665.2
5) Strongly disagree372.9
Missing83 
TOTAL1271100.0
93) Below are some statements related to aspect of taxation-how we as citizens share the burden of paying for government and other aspect of our common lives together. For each statement, please indicate your level of agreement or disagreement: The deficit burden on future generations requires phasing out tax reductions for those in upper income brackets (DEFICIT)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree33526.4
2) Agree34927.5
3) Neutral25019.7
4) Disagree21817.2
5) Strongly disagree1159.1
Missing87 
TOTAL1267100.0
94) How appropriate is it for the U.S. government to play each of the following socioeconomic roles in American life: Guaranteeing the banking system a stable currency (BANKING)
TOTAL%
1) Very appropriate94472.4
2) Appropriate34926.8
3) Not very appropriate90.7
4) Not at all appropriate20.2
Missing50 
TOTAL1304100.0
95) How appropriate is it for the U.S. government to play each of the following socioeconomic roles in American life: Protecting citizens from risks and hazards (such as environmental, consumer product, and workplace hazards) (PROTECT)
TOTAL%
1) Very appropriate75858.2
2) Appropriate49538.0
3) Not very appropriate423.2
4) Not at all appropriate80.6
Missing51 
TOTAL1303100.0
96) How appropriate is it for the U.S. government to play each of the following socioeconomic roles in American life: Stimulating the economy to provide as near 'full employment' as possible and to minimize depressions (STIMLATE)
TOTAL%
1) Very appropriate49438.0
2) Appropriate70754.3
3) Not very appropriate917.0
4) Not at all appropriate90.7
Missing53 
TOTAL1301100.0
97) How appropriate is it for the U.S. government to play each of the following socioeconomic roles in American life: Protecting investors' rights to accurate accounting information, efficient securities markets, and orderly corporate governance (ACRATINF)
TOTAL%
1) Very appropriate72155.4
2) Appropriate54441.8
3) Not very appropriate342.6
4) Not at all appropriate20.2
Missing53 
TOTAL1301100.0
98) How appropriate is it for the U.S. government to play each of the following socioeconomic roles in American life: Providing goods and services where market forces do not function or where natural monopolies seem most efficient, including transport, education, and utilities (GOODSERV)
TOTAL%
1) Very appropriate36128.2
2) Appropriate61948.4
3) Not very appropriate26020.3
4) Not at all appropriate393.0
Missing75 
TOTAL1279100.0
99) How appropriate is it for the U.S. government to play each of the following socioeconomic roles in American life: Guaranteeing medical care (MECICAL)
TOTAL%
1) Very appropriate55342.6
2) Appropriate51039.3
3) Not very appropriate18414.2
4) Not at all appropriate503.9
Missing57 
TOTAL1297100.0
100) How appropriate is it for the U.S. government to play each of the following socioeconomic roles in American life: Guaranteeing old age and disability insurance (OLDAGEIN)
TOTAL%
1) Very appropriate56843.7
2) Appropriate55142.4
3) Not very appropriate15511.9
4) Not at all appropriate251.9
Missing55 
TOTAL1299100.0
101) How appropriate is it for the U.S. government to play each of the following socioeconomic roles in American life: Protecting workers' rights (WORKRITE)
TOTAL%
1) Very appropriate60046.9
2) Appropriate59346.3
3) Not very appropriate776.0
4) Not at all appropriate100.8
Missing74 
TOTAL1280100.0
102) How appropriate is it for the U.S. government to play each of the following socioeconomic roles in American life: Providing subsidies to large agricultural corporations and other once-established industrial sectors in need of 'protection' (SUBAGRIC)
TOTAL%
1) Very appropriate614.7
2) Appropriate29522.9
3) Not very appropriate70955.1
4) Not at all appropriate22117.2
Missing68 
TOTAL1286100.0
103) How appropriate is it for the U.S. government to play each of the following socioeconomic roles in American life: Requiring adequate minimum ('living' or 'family') wages (MINWAGE)
TOTAL%
1) Very appropriate51939.9
2) Appropriate56143.2
3) Not very appropriate18414.2
4) Not at all appropriate362.8
Missing54 
TOTAL1300100.0
104) How appropriate is it for the U.S. government to play each of the following socioeconomic roles in American life: Providing anti-poverty programs to assist areas and populations left out (or 'left behind') by the larger private marketplace (ANTIPOVT)
TOTAL%
1) Very appropriate46235.6
2) Appropriate62948.5
3) Not very appropriate18013.9
4) Not at all appropriate251.9
Missing58 
TOTAL1296100.0
105) Globalization is both a cultural and an economic phenomenon, aided by technological, military, and political factors. Please indicate your views on each of the trends and proposed responses listed below, by checking the appropriate box: Free trade should be allowed as widely as possible with minimal government interference (FREETRDE)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree24218.6
2) Agree56543.4
3) Neutral28121.6
4) Disagree18514.2
5) Strongly disagree292.2
Missing52 
TOTAL1302100.0
106) Globalization is both a cultural and an economic phenomenon, aided by technological, military, and political factors. Please indicate your views on each of the trends and proposed responses listed below, by checking the appropriate box: The U.S. and other developed nations must maintain their competitive advantage through high-quality education and technological advances, while other nations provide lower-cost labor, manufacturing, and raw materials (ADVANTGE)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree15111.7
2) Agree35827.8
3) Neutral35327.4
4) Disagree36228.1
5) Strongly disagree665.1
Missing64 
TOTAL1290100.0
107) Globalization is both a cultural and an economic phenomenon, aided by technological, military, and political factors. Please indicate your views on each of the trends and proposed responses listed below, by checking the appropriate box: Each nation or regional group should seek to strengthen its own human resources, public services, and food security, and resist over-dependence on exports and imports of any commodity (RSISTEXP)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree27921.5
2) Agree71855.4
3) Neutral18214.0
4) Disagree1068.2
5) Strongly disagree120.9
Missing57 
TOTAL1297100.0
108) Globalization is both a cultural and an economic phenomenon, aided by technological, military, and political factors. Please indicate your views on each of the trends and proposed responses listed below, by checking the appropriate box: International copyright, patent and intellectual property laws should be strengthened and enforced (INTCOPYR)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree36027.7
2) Agree65150.2
3) Neutral26020.0
4) Disagree221.7
5) Strongly disagree50.4
Missing56 
TOTAL1298100.0
109) Globalization is both a cultural and an economic phenomenon, aided by technological, military, and political factors. Please indicate your views on each of the trends and proposed responses listed below, by checking the appropriate box: International environmental, labor, health and safety standards should be strengthened and enforced (ENFORCE)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree49237.9
2) Agree61547.4
3) Neutral14010.8
4) Disagree423.2
5) Strongly disagree90.7
Missing56 
TOTAL1298100.0
110) Globalization is both a cultural and an economic phenomenon, aided by technological, military, and political factors. Please indicate your views on each of the trends and proposed responses listed below, by checking the appropriate box: Trafficking in poor women and children for sexual and other servitude must be abolished (TRAFFICK)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree117690.0
2) Agree1037.9
3) Neutral231.8
4) Disagree20.2
5) Strongly disagree20.2
Missing48 
TOTAL1306100.0
111) Globalization is both a cultural and an economic phenomenon, aided by technological, military, and political factors. Please indicate your views on each of the trends and proposed responses listed below, by checking the appropriate box: The United Nations should be strengthened to help alleviate poverty as well as prevent war (UNSTRENG)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree49338.0
2) Agree38829.9
3) Neutral16712.9
4) Disagree14110.9
5) Strongly disagree1108.5
Missing55 
TOTAL1299100.0
112) Globalization is both a cultural and an economic phenomenon, aided by technological, military, and political factors. Please indicate your views on each of the trends and proposed responses listed below, by checking the appropriate box: Standards for members in the United Nations should be strengthened so that undemocratic states have less influence (UNDEMINF)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree26920.7
2) Agree40431.1
3) Neutral38930.0
4) Disagree20515.8
5) Strongly disagree302.3
Missing57 
TOTAL1297100.0
113) Globalization is both a cultural and an economic phenomenon, aided by technological, military, and political factors. Please indicate your views on each of the trends and proposed responses listed below, by checking the appropriate box: Immigration should be encouraged to provide needed workers in developed countries (YESIMMGR)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree463.6
2) Agree28321.9
3) Neutral54041.8
4) Disagree34526.7
5) Strongly disagree796.1
Missing61 
TOTAL1293100.0
114) Globalization is both a cultural and an economic phenomenon, aided by technological, military, and political factors. Please indicate your views on each of the trends and proposed responses listed below, by checking the appropriate box: Immigration from poorer countries should be lessened by debt relief and favorable terms of trade, and by encouraging indigenous traditions and appropriate technology (DEBTRELF)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree22017.0
2) Agree59445.9
3) Neutral35827.6
4) Disagree1017.8
5) Strongly disagree221.7
Missing59 
TOTAL1295100.0
115) Globalization is both a cultural and an economic phenomenon, aided by technological, military, and political factors. Please indicate your views on each of the trends and proposed responses listed below, by checking the appropriate box: Trade in weapons should be subject to substantial international taxes to support a multi-national peacekeeping force (INTLTAX)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree37929.2
2) Agree39530.5
3) Neutral32625.1
4) Disagree1219.3
5) Strongly disagree765.9
Missing57 
TOTAL1297100.0
116) As you view the economy in light of your faith, how concerned are you about each of the following issues: Social Security for baby-boomers and those younger (SOCSECUR)
TOTAL%
1) Very concerned46736.1
2) Generally concerned55743.1
3) A little concerned21216.4
4) Not concerned513.9
5) No opinion50.4
Missing62 
TOTAL1292100.0
117) As you view the economy in light of your faith, how concerned are you about each of the following issues: Impact of housing costs and wages on family life, including the affordability of childcare (and children) (HOUSECST)
TOTAL%
1) Very concerned51840.3
2) Generally concerned52040.4
3) A little concerned19014.8
4) Not concerned524.0
5) No opinion60.5
Missing68 
TOTAL1286100.0
118) As you view the economy in light of your faith, how concerned are you about each of the following issues: Health insurance for all (HEALTHIN)
TOTAL%
1) Very concerned71255.3
2) Generally concerned35627.7
3) A little concerned13210.3
4) Not concerned816.3
5) No opinion60.5
Missing67 
TOTAL1287100.0
119) As you view the economy in light of your faith, how concerned are you about each of the following issues: Educational competitiveness of Americans internationally (EDCOMPET)
TOTAL%
1) Very concerned46736.1
2) Generally concerned51439.7
3) A little concerned22617.5
4) Not concerned675.2
5) No opinion211.6
Missing59 
TOTAL1295100.0
120) As you view the economy in light of your faith, how concerned are you about each of the following issues: Energy independence, conservation, and use of renewable resources (CONSERVE)
TOTAL%
1) Very concerned74557.8
2) Generally concerned43733.9
3) A little concerned907.0
4) Not concerned100.8
5) No opinion60.5
Missing66 
TOTAL1288100.0
121) As you view the economy in light of your faith, how concerned are you about each of the following issues: Global warming, climate change, and environmental sustainability (GLOBWARM)
TOTAL%
1) Very concerned54042.0
2) Generally concerned36428.3
3) A little concerned23318.1
4) Not concerned14211.0
5) No opinion80.6
Missing67 
TOTAL1287100.0
122) As you view the economy in light of your faith, how concerned are you about each of the following issues: Racial equality and protection from discrimination (RACIALEQ)
TOTAL%
1) Very concerned55543.0
2) Generally concerned47837.0
3) A little concerned19114.8
4) Not concerned634.9
5) No opinion40.3
Missing63 
TOTAL1291100.0
123) As you view the economy in light of your faith, how concerned are you about each of the following issues: Increased distance between the most wealthy and most poor, making for class divisions and limited opportunities for advancement (CLASSDIV)
TOTAL%
1) Very concerned62548.7
2) Generally concerned33025.7
3) A little concerned20115.7
4) Not concerned1148.9
5) No opinion141.1
Missing70 
TOTAL1284100.0
124) As you view the economy in light of your faith, how concerned are you about each of the following issues: The cost of college education (COSTCOLG)
TOTAL%
1) Very concerned47736.9
2) Generally concerned50138.8
3) A little concerned23818.4
4) Not concerned695.3
5) No opinion70.5
Missing62 
TOTAL1292100.0
125) As you view the economy in light of your faith, how concerned are you about each of the following issues: Public transportation (PUBLICTR)
TOTAL%
1) Very concerned30823.9
2) Generally concerned49138.1
3) A little concerned35027.2
4) Not concerned1259.7
5) No opinion151.2
Missing65 
TOTAL1289100.0
126) As you view the economy in light of your faith, how concerned are you about each of the following issues: Veterans' benefits, especially for the disabled (VETBENFT)
TOTAL%
1) Very concerned33325.8
2) Generally concerned55142.6
3) A little concerned31724.5
4) Not concerned705.4
5) No opinion221.7
Missing61 
TOTAL1293100.0
127) As you view the economy in light of your faith, how concerned are you about each of the following issues: Non-military assistance for foreign countries (ASTANCE)
TOTAL%
1) Very concerned25419.7
2) Generally concerned49738.5
3) A little concerned35027.1
4) Not concerned14511.2
5) No opinion443.4
Missing64 
TOTAL1290100.0
128) What do you believe are appropriate measures for church bodies to take on economic matters: Considering divestment from companies whose actions go against church policies (DIVESTMT)
TOTAL%
1) Very appropriate42933.3
2) Appropriate55142.8
3) Not very appropriate17013.2
4) Not at all appropriate977.5
5) No opinion413.2
Missing66 
TOTAL1288100.0
129) What do you believe are appropriate measures for church bodies to take on economic matters: Advocating economic policies to the U.S. government (POL4GOVT)
TOTAL%
1) Very appropriate28822.5
2) Appropriate51240.0
3) Not very appropriate30924.1
4) Not at all appropriate12810.0
5) No opinion443.4
Missing73 
TOTAL1281100.0
130) What do you believe are appropriate measures for church bodies to take on economic matters: Encouraging dialogue between business and labor (BUSNLABR)
TOTAL%
1) Very appropriate37829.4
2) Appropriate62648.6
3) Not very appropriate17013.2
4) Not at all appropriate826.4
5) No opinion312.4
Missing67 
TOTAL1287100.0
131) What do you believe are appropriate measures for church bodies to take on economic matters: Encouraging Presbyterians to change their lifestyles to bring them more in line with church teaching (for example, on consumption of goods) (LIFSTYLE)
TOTAL%
1) Very appropriate58545.3
2) Appropriate52740.9
3) Not very appropriate1148.8
4) Not at all appropriate393.0
5) No opinion251.9
Missing64 
TOTAL1290100.0
132) What do you believe are appropriate measures for church bodies to take on economic matters: Studying the impact of economic trends on family, church, and community life (ECONOMIC)
TOTAL%
1) Very appropriate44934.9
2) Appropriate62348.4
3) Not very appropriate13310.3
4) Not at all appropriate372.9
5) No opinion443.4
Missing68 
TOTAL1286100.0
133) What do you believe are appropriate measures for church bodies to take on economic matters: Developing and making public theologically/ethically based guidelines for economic behavior (GUIDLINE)
TOTAL%
1) Very appropriate42333.0
2) Appropriate57745.0
3) Not very appropriate16012.5
4) Not at all appropriate685.3
5) No opinion544.2
Missing72 
TOTAL1282100.0
134) What do you believe are appropriate measures for church bodies to take on economic matters: Urging people to boycott companies whose practices go against church policies (BOYCOT2)
TOTAL%
1) Very appropriate26320.4
2) Appropriate50539.2
3) Not very appropriate31624.5
4) Not at all appropriate15612.1
5) No opinion493.8
Missing65 
TOTAL1289100.0
135) What do you believe are appropriate measures for church bodies to take on economic matters: Encouraging investments in community, cooperative, and church-related enterprises (INVSTMNT)
TOTAL%
1) Very appropriate46936.4
2) Appropriate62148.2
3) Not very appropriate1068.2
4) Not at all appropriate413.2
5) No opinion514.0
Missing66 
TOTAL1288100.0
136) Please use this space for additional comments (COMMENT)
TOTAL%
1) Positive comment about questionnaire/content206.8
2) Negative comment about questionnaire/content3812.9
3) Negative comment church should stick to the gospel and not get involved in social/economic/political/governmental issues299.8
4) Other positive comments about questionnaire6421.7
5) Positive comments about experience as panelist206.8
6) Negative comments about experience as panelist20.7
7) Other comments about experiences as panelist20.7
8) Other comments12040.7
Missing1059 
TOTAL295100.0
137) Survey Form (FORM)
TOTAL%
1) Paper104977.5
2) Web30522.5
TOTAL1354100.0
138) Survey Form (SAMPLE)
TOTAL%
1) Members26219.4
2) Elders47334.9
3) All Clergy61945.7
TOTAL1354100.0