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

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All frequencies are raw numbers (no weights used).
1) Panel identification number (NEWCODE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL26110989.441581
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 influential4818.8
2) Influential7228.1
3) Somewhat influential6625.8
4) Only a little influential5320.7
5) Not influential176.6
Missing5 
TOTAL256100.0
3) How influential in your own financial and economic life have each of the following been: Jesus' teachings (JESUSTCH)
TOTAL%
1) Very influential7128.0
2) Influential10641.7
3) Somewhat influential5120.1
4) Only a little influential187.1
5) Not influential83.1
Missing7 
TOTAL254100.0
4) How influential in your own financial and economic life have each of the following been: The church (CHURCH)
TOTAL%
1) Very influential4818.8
2) Influential9537.1
3) Somewhat influential7830.5
4) Only a little influential249.4
5) Not influential114.3
Missing5 
TOTAL256100.0
5) How influential in your own financial and economic life have each of the following been: My parents (PARENTS)
TOTAL%
1) Very influential7630.2
2) Influential7730.6
3) Somewhat influential4517.9
4) Only a little influential2811.1
5) Not influential2610.3
Missing9 
TOTAL252100.0
6) How influential in your own financial and economic life have each of the following been: My spouse (SPOUSE)
TOTAL%
1) Very influential7432.0
2) Influential7432.0
3) Somewhat influential3615.6
4) Only a little influential229.5
5) Not influential2510.8
Missing30 
TOTAL231100.0
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 influential96.5
2) Influential128.6
3) Somewhat influential139.4
4) Only a little influential128.6
5) Not influential9366.9
Missing122 
TOTAL139100.0
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 influential126.3
2) Influential189.4
3) Somewhat influential2513.0
4) Only a little influential2010.4
5) Not influential11760.9
Missing69 
TOTAL192100.0
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 in1664.0
2) Two Bible passages520.0
3) Three Bible passages28.0
4) Four Bible passages14.0
9) Other comment14.0
Missing236 
TOTAL25100.0
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 (CREATE1)
TOTAL%
1) Very closely10741.3
2) Closely11142.9
3) Somewhat closely3413.1
4) Not closely at all10.4
5) No opinion62.3
Missing2 
TOTAL259100.0
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 closely10841.7
2) Closely11444.0
3) Somewhat closely3112.0
4) Not closely at all20.8
5) No opinion41.5
Missing2 
TOTAL259100.0
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 closely12448.6
2) Closely7127.8
3) Somewhat closely166.3
4) Not closely at all249.4
5) No opinion207.8
Missing6 
TOTAL255100.0
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 closely3312.8
2) Closely6525.3
3) Somewhat closely8031.1
4) Not closely at all5119.8
5) No opinion2810.9
Missing4 
TOTAL257100.0
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 closely5220.2
2) Closely7529.1
3) Somewhat closely7629.5
4) Not closely at all3112.0
5) No opinion249.3
Missing3 
TOTAL258100.0
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 closely8633.5
2) Closely8031.1
3) Somewhat closely5119.8
4) Not closely at all2710.5
5) No opinion135.1
Missing4 
TOTAL257100.0
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 (CHILD1)
TOTAL%
1) Very closely9737.9
2) Closely8734.0
3) Somewhat closely4015.6
4) Not closely at all176.6
5) No opinion155.9
Missing5 
TOTAL256100.0
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 closely9034.7
2) Closely8733.6
3) Somewhat closely5220.1
4) Not closely at all238.9
5) No opinion72.7
Missing2 
TOTAL259100.0
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 closely8533.1
2) Closely9637.4
3) Somewhat closely5019.5
4) Not closely at all103.9
5) No opinion166.2
Missing4 
TOTAL257100.0
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 closely9737.9
2) Closely9436.7
3) Somewhat closely4316.8
4) Not closely at all83.1
5) No opinion145.5
Missing5 
TOTAL256100.0
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 one a single parent to support a family (FAIRWAGE)
TOTAL%
1) Very closely4316.7
2) Closely6826.5
3) Somewhat closely6926.8
4) Not closely at all4919.1
5) No opinion2810.9
Missing4 
TOTAL257100.0
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 closely239.0
2) Closely5521.5
3) Somewhat closely5722.3
4) Not closely at all6726.2
5) No opinion5421.1
Missing5 
TOTAL256100.0
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 closely3011.7
2) Closely5822.7
3) Somewhat closely7228.1
4) Not closely at all5421.1
5) No opinion4216.4
Missing5 
TOTAL256100.0
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 closely207.8
2) Closely5320.8
3) Somewhat closely7830.6
4) Not closely at all5220.4
5) No opinion5220.4
Missing6 
TOTAL255100.0
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 closely4116.0
2) Closely5722.3
3) Somewhat closely7930.9
4) Not closely at all4316.8
5) No opinion3614.1
Missing5 
TOTAL256100.0
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 closely2710.5
2) Closely5421.1
3) Somewhat closely6425.0
4) Not closely at all6123.8
5) No opinion5019.5
Missing5 
TOTAL256100.0
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 closely3413.2
2) Closely6023.3
3) Somewhat closely7529.2
4) Not closely at all5119.8
5) No opinion3714.4
Missing4 
TOTAL257100.0
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 closely93.5
2) Closely239.1
3) Somewhat closely5923.2
4) Not closely at all9738.2
5) No opinion6626.0
Missing7 
TOTAL254100.0
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 corporation when viewed as a group: International corporations serve their employees well (SERVEEMP)
TOTAL%
1) Generally applies9739.4
2) Generally does not apply7932.1
3) No opinion7028.5
Missing15 
TOTAL246100.0
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 corporation when viewed as a group: International corporations exercise tremendous power (POWER)
TOTAL%
1) Generally applies18874.6
2) Generally does not apply249.5
3) No opinion4015.9
Missing9 
TOTAL252100.0
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 corporation when viewed as a group: International corporations will behave responsibly whether or not bound by laws (RESPNSBL)
TOTAL%
1) Generally applies4518.1
2) Generally does not apply16164.9
3) No opinion4216.9
Missing13 
TOTAL248100.0
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 corporation when viewed as a group: International corporations serve American society well (USSOCIET)
TOTAL%
1) Generally applies10441.8
2) Generally does not apply8433.7
3) No opinion6124.5
Missing12 
TOTAL249100.0
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 corporation when viewed as a group: International corporations manipulate government(s) (MANGOVNT)
TOTAL%
1) Generally applies15561.5
2) Generally does not apply4517.9
3) No opinion5220.6
Missing9 
TOTAL252100.0
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 corporation when viewed as a group: International corporations foster equality among Americans (EQUALUS)
TOTAL%
1) Generally applies4417.5
2) Generally does not apply14657.9
3) No opinion6224.6
Missing9 
TOTAL252100.0
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 corporation when viewed as a group: International corporations help less developed countries (HELPLESS)
TOTAL%
1) Generally applies8232.8
2) Generally does not apply11144.4
3) No opinion5722.8
Missing11 
TOTAL250100.0
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 corporation when viewed as a group: International corporations create a better future for the world (BETTERFU)
TOTAL%
1) Generally applies10441.3
2) Generally does not apply8031.7
3) No opinion6827.0
Missing9 
TOTAL252100.0
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 corporation when viewed as a group: International corporations are secretive about many of their activities (SECRETIV)
TOTAL%
1) Generally applies14557.3
2) Generally does not apply5220.6
3) No opinion5622.1
Missing8 
TOTAL253100.0
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 corporation when viewed as a group: International corporations are misunderstood by the public (MISUNDER)
TOTAL%
1) Generally applies11043.8
2) Generally does not apply6525.9
3) No opinion7630.3
Missing10 
TOTAL251100.0
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 corporation when viewed as a group: International corporations are overly regulated by the government (OVERREGL)
TOTAL%
1) Generally applies4919.3
2) Generally does not apply13553.1
3) No opinion7027.6
Missing7 
TOTAL254100.0
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 corporation when viewed as a group: International corporations are generous with their profits (GENEROUS)
TOTAL%
1) Generally applies3011.8
2) Generally does not apply16665.1
3) No opinion5923.1
Missing6 
TOTAL255100.0
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 member well (SERVEMEM)
TOTAL%
1) Generally applies13453.0
2) Generally does not apply8533.6
3) No opinion3413.4
Missing8 
TOTAL253100.0
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 applies17568.9
2) Generally does not apply5220.5
3) No opinion2710.6
Missing7 
TOTAL254100.0
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 applies4015.9
2) Generally does not apply16665.9
3) No opinion4618.3
Missing9 
TOTAL252100.0
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 applies9437.5
2) Generally does not apply11244.6
3) No opinion4517.9
Missing10 
TOTAL251100.0
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 applies14055.1
2) Generally does not apply6726.4
3) No opinion4718.5
Missing7 
TOTAL254100.0
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 applies8433.5
2) Generally does not apply11746.6
3) No opinion5019.9
Missing10 
TOTAL251100.0
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 applies11847.0
2) Generally does not apply8734.7
3) No opinion4618.3
Missing10 
TOTAL251100.0
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 impede efficiency and competitiveness. (ENHADIGN)
TOTAL%
1) Generally applies11645.5
2) Generally does not apply9738.0
3) No opinion4216.5
Missing6 
TOTAL255100.0
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 applies8232.4
2) Generally does not apply10943.1
3) No opinion6224.5
Missing8 
TOTAL253100.0
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 applies10139.5
2) Generally does not apply9537.1
3) No opinion6023.4
Missing5 
TOTAL256100.0
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 question17470.7
2) Probably an ethical question5321.5
3) Probably not an ethical question83.3
4) Definitely not an ethical question41.6
5) No opinion72.8
Missing15 
TOTAL246100.0
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 pair to unskilled or semi-skilled workers (SUBSALRY)
TOTAL%
1) Definitely an ethical question8233.6
2) Probably an ethical question10141.4
3) Probably not an ethical question4317.6
4) Definitely not an ethical question114.5
5) No opinion72.9
Missing17 
TOTAL244100.0
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 question3614.6
2) Probably an ethical question5622.7
3) Probably not an ethical question10241.3
4) Definitely not an ethical question3815.4
5) No opinion156.1
Missing14 
TOTAL247100.0
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 question5823.7
2) Probably an ethical question6827.8
3) Probably not an ethical question7129.0
4) Definitely not an ethical question3514.3
5) No opinion135.3
Missing16 
TOTAL245100.0
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 question14058.3
2) Probably an ethical question7129.6
3) Probably not an ethical question187.5
4) Definitely not an ethical question41.7
5) No opinion72.9
Missing21 
TOTAL240100.0
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 question5522.6
2) Probably an ethical question6727.6
3) Probably not an ethical question7631.3
4) Definitely not an ethical question2811.5
5) No opinion177.0
Missing18 
TOTAL243100.0
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 question7430.1
2) Probably an ethical question8835.8
3) Probably not an ethical question4919.9
4) Definitely not an ethical question176.9
5) No opinion187.3
Missing15 
TOTAL246100.0
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 question14658.9
2) Probably an ethical question6927.8
3) Probably not an ethical question62.4
4) Definitely not an ethical question135.2
5) No opinion145.6
Missing13 
TOTAL248100.0
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 question13956.3
2) Probably an ethical question6927.9
3) Probably not an ethical question187.3
4) Definitely not an ethical question83.2
5) No opinion135.3
Missing14 
TOTAL247100.0
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 invest187.6
2) I would probably not invest5824.4
3) I would probably invest12452.1
4) I would definitely invest3816.0
Missing23 
TOTAL238100.0
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 invest7029.3
2) I would probably not invest7732.2
3) I would probably invest7531.4
4) I would definitely invest177.1
Missing22 
TOTAL239100.0
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 invest5121.1
2) I would probably not invest8233.9
3) I would probably invest9338.4
4) I would definitely invest166.6
Missing19 
TOTAL242100.0
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 invest7430.8
2) I would probably not invest12451.7
3) I would probably invest3313.8
4) I would definitely invest93.8
Missing21 
TOTAL240100.0
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 invest10041.5
2) I would probably not invest11748.5
3) I would probably invest145.8
4) I would definitely invest104.1
Missing20 
TOTAL241100.0
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 invest2510.4
2) I would probably not invest5020.8
3) I would probably invest12552.1
4) I would definitely invest4016.7
Missing21 
TOTAL240100.0
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 invest11447.3
2) I would probably not invest10342.7
3) I would probably invest187.5
4) I would definitely invest62.5
Missing20 
TOTAL241100.0
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 invest3815.8
2) I would probably not invest8234.2
3) I would probably invest9338.8
4) I would definitely invest2711.3
Missing21 
TOTAL240100.0
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 effective156.1
2) Somewhat effective9036.7
3) Somewhat ineffective5622.9
4) Very ineffective6024.5
5) No opinion249.8
Missing16 
TOTAL245100.0
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 effective166.5
2) Somewhat effective11747.6
3) Somewhat ineffective5622.8
4) Very ineffective2811.4
5) No opinion2911.8
Missing15 
TOTAL246100.0
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 effective5522.3
2) Somewhat effective11948.2
3) Somewhat ineffective3313.4
4) Very ineffective228.9
5) No opinion187.3
Missing14 
TOTAL247100.0
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 effective197.7
2) Somewhat effective11245.3
3) Somewhat ineffective6827.5
4) Very ineffective3112.6
5) No opinion176.9
Missing14 
TOTAL247100.0
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 effective156.1
2) Somewhat effective12651.0
3) Somewhat ineffective5823.5
4) Very ineffective2911.7
5) No opinion197.7
Missing14 
TOTAL247100.0
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 effective5221.1
2) Somewhat effective11345.7
3) Somewhat ineffective3012.1
4) Very ineffective197.7
5) No opinion3313.4
Missing14 
TOTAL247100.0
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 effective10642.9
2) Somewhat effective10442.1
3) Somewhat ineffective104.0
4) Very ineffective52.0
5) No opinion228.9
Missing14 
TOTAL247100.0
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) Yes15463.1
2) No8133.2
3) Not sure93.7
Missing17 
TOTAL244100.0
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) Yes2711.1
2) No20785.2
3) Not sure93.7
Missing18 
TOTAL243100.0
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) Yes9941.1
2) No13656.4
3) Not sure62.5
Missing20 
TOTAL241100.0
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) Yes135.4
2) No21590.0
3) Not sure114.6
Missing22 
TOTAL239100.0
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 away 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) Yes6828.5
2) No17171.5
Missing22 
TOTAL239100.0
79) Indicate if you personally agree or disagree with the position previously stated (OPTACOBL)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly Agree3113.2
2) Agree5824.8
3) Neutral8134.6
4) Disagree4217.9
5) Strongly disagree229.4
Missing27 
TOTAL234100.0
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 away 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) Yes2711.3
2) No21288.7
Missing22 
TOTAL239100.0
81) Indicate if you personally agree or disagree with the position previously stated (OPSUDAN)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly Agree5524.0
2) Agree7231.4
3) Neutral8135.4
4) Disagree114.8
5) Strongly disagree104.4
Missing32 
TOTAL229100.0
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 away 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) Yes10544.1
2) No13355.9
Missing23 
TOTAL238100.0
83) Indicate if you personally agree or disagree with the position previously stated (OPISRAEL)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly Agree2510.6
2) Agree3615.3
3) Neutral9138.7
4) Disagree2912.3
5) Strongly disagree5423.0
Missing26 
TOTAL235100.0
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 agree11345.9
2) Agree10141.1
3) Neutral218.5
4) Disagree104.1
5) Strongly disagree10.4
Missing15 
TOTAL246100.0
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 agree93.7
2) Agree3213.1
3) Neutral5823.7
4) Disagree8835.9
5) Strongly disagree5823.7
Missing16 
TOTAL245100.0
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 agree229.1
2) Agree6627.4
3) Neutral5422.4
4) Disagree7330.3
5) Strongly disagree2610.8
Missing20 
TOTAL241100.0
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 agree2711.1
2) Agree13957.2
3) Neutral3514.4
4) Disagree2811.5
5) Strongly disagree145.8
Missing18 
TOTAL243100.0
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 agree3112.6
2) Agree5723.1
3) Neutral7229.1
4) Disagree6927.9
5) Strongly disagree187.3
Missing14 
TOTAL247100.0
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 agree3815.6
2) Agree8434.4
3) Neutral5422.1
4) Disagree3815.6
5) Strongly disagree3012.3
Missing17 
TOTAL244100.0
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 agree4317.6
2) Agree7731.4
3) Neutral5120.8
4) Disagree4217.1
5) Strongly disagree3213.1
Missing16 
TOTAL245100.0
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 agree93.7
2) Agree176.9
3) Neutral4418.0
4) Disagree11546.9
5) Strongly disagree6024.5
Missing16 
TOTAL245100.0
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 agree9137.3
2) Agree8836.1
3) Neutral4618.9
4) Disagree114.5
5) Strongly disagree83.3
Missing17 
TOTAL244100.0
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 agree4518.3
2) Agree6225.2
3) Neutral5723.2
4) Disagree5422.0
5) Strongly disagree2811.4
Missing15 
TOTAL246100.0
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 appropriate17771.1
2) Appropriate7028.1
3) Not very appropriate10.4
4) Not at all appropriate10.4
Missing12 
TOTAL249100.0
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 appropriate12751.0
2) Appropriate11044.2
3) Not very appropriate104.0
4) Not at all appropriate20.8
Missing12 
TOTAL249100.0
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 appropriate9538.2
2) Appropriate13654.6
3) Not very appropriate145.6
4) Not at all appropriate41.6
Missing12 
TOTAL249100.0
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 appropriate12951.6
2) Appropriate11244.8
3) Not very appropriate72.8
4) Not at all appropriate20.8
Missing11 
TOTAL250100.0
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 appropriate5923.9
2) Appropriate12349.8
3) Not very appropriate5723.1
4) Not at all appropriate83.2
Missing14 
TOTAL247100.0
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 appropriate8935.9
2) Appropriate10441.9
3) Not very appropriate4116.5
4) Not at all appropriate145.6
Missing13 
TOTAL248100.0
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 appropriate10542.0
2) Appropriate9939.6
3) Not very appropriate3915.6
4) Not at all appropriate72.8
Missing11 
TOTAL250100.0
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 appropriate9639.7
2) Appropriate12451.2
3) Not very appropriate145.8
4) Not at all appropriate83.3
Missing19 
TOTAL242100.0
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 appropriate124.9
2) Appropriate6626.9
3) Not very appropriate12551.0
4) Not at all appropriate4217.1
Missing16 
TOTAL245100.0
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 appropriate6927.7
2) Appropriate12650.6
3) Not very appropriate4618.5
4) Not at all appropriate83.2
Missing12 
TOTAL249100.0
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 appropriate5722.8
2) Appropriate13654.4
3) Not very appropriate4919.6
4) Not at all appropriate83.2
Missing11 
TOTAL250100.0
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 agree4919.6
2) Agree11646.4
3) Neutral4919.6
4) Disagree3313.2
5) Strongly disagree31.2
Missing11 
TOTAL250100.0
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 agree3715.0
2) Agree8534.4
3) Neutral6927.9
4) Disagree4518.2
5) Strongly disagree114.5
Missing14 
TOTAL247100.0
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 agree6827.4
2) Agree13353.6
3) Neutral3614.5
4) Disagree104.0
5) Strongly disagree10.4
Missing13 
TOTAL248100.0
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 agree6726.9
2) Agree12650.6
3) Neutral5421.7
4) Disagree10.4
5) Strongly disagree10.4
Missing12 
TOTAL249100.0
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 agree7430.0
2) Agree12048.6
3) Neutral4317.4
4) Disagree52.0
5) Strongly disagree52.0
Missing14 
TOTAL247100.0
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 agree21986.9
2) Agree2710.7
3) Neutral62.4
Missing9 
TOTAL252100.0
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 agree7630.5
2) Agree8232.9
3) Neutral3915.7
4) Disagree2710.8
5) Strongly disagree2510.0
Missing12 
TOTAL249100.0
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 agree6927.6
2) Agree8835.2
3) Neutral6526.0
4) Disagree2510.0
5) Strongly disagree31.2
Missing11 
TOTAL250100.0
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 agree72.8
2) Agree3915.7
3) Neutral9939.8
4) Disagree7530.1
5) Strongly disagree2911.6
Missing12 
TOTAL249100.0
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 agree228.8
2) Agree10843.2
3) Neutral8333.2
4) Disagree2710.8
5) Strongly disagree104.0
Missing11 
TOTAL250100.0
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 agree5522.1
2) Agree6425.7
3) Neutral8433.7
4) Disagree2510.0
5) Strongly disagree218.4
Missing12 
TOTAL249100.0
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 concerned8032.7
2) Generally concerned10643.3
3) A little concerned4518.4
4) Not concerned114.5
5) No opinion31.2
Missing16 
TOTAL245100.0
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 concerned8233.6
2) Generally concerned9538.9
3) A little concerned4819.7
4) Not concerned166.6
5) No opinion31.2
Missing17 
TOTAL244100.0
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 concerned10643.4
2) Generally concerned8133.2
3) A little concerned3112.7
4) Not concerned239.4
5) No opinion31.2
Missing17 
TOTAL244100.0
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 concerned10743.5
2) Generally concerned8333.7
3) A little concerned3313.4
4) Not concerned135.3
5) No opinion104.1
Missing15 
TOTAL246100.0
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 concerned13354.5
2) Generally concerned8635.2
3) A little concerned187.4
4) Not concerned20.8
5) No opinion52.0
Missing17 
TOTAL244100.0
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 concerned6827.8
2) Generally concerned7530.6
3) A little concerned6124.9
4) Not concerned3715.1
5) No opinion41.6
Missing16 
TOTAL245100.0
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 concerned7128.9
2) Generally concerned10040.7
3) A little concerned5622.8
4) Not concerned166.5
5) No opinion31.2
Missing15 
TOTAL246100.0
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 concerned8032.8
2) Generally concerned7229.5
3) A little concerned5120.9
4) Not concerned3313.5
5) No opinion83.3
Missing17 
TOTAL244100.0
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 concerned9739.6
2) Generally concerned8936.3
3) A little concerned4016.3
4) Not concerned166.5
5) No opinion31.2
Missing16 
TOTAL245100.0
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 concerned4217.1
2) Generally concerned9639.2
3) A little concerned7329.8
4) Not concerned2711.0
5) No opinion72.9
Missing16 
TOTAL245100.0
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 concerned6526.4
2) Generally concerned10944.3
3) A little concerned5924.0
4) Not concerned72.8
5) No opinion62.4
Missing15 
TOTAL246100.0
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 concerned3012.2
2) Generally concerned9137.1
3) A little concerned7430.2
4) Not concerned3514.3
5) No opinion156.1
Missing16 
TOTAL245100.0
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 appropriate6928.3
2) Appropriate10141.4
3) Not very appropriate3815.6
4) Not at all appropriate218.6
5) No opinion156.1
Missing17 
TOTAL244100.0
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 appropriate2711.1
2) Appropriate8032.8
3) Not very appropriate8534.8
4) Not at all appropriate3213.1
5) No opinion208.2
Missing17 
TOTAL244100.0
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 appropriate4116.9
2) Appropriate12149.8
3) Not very appropriate4618.9
4) Not at all appropriate208.2
5) No opinion156.2
Missing18 
TOTAL243100.0
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 appropriate6024.7
2) Appropriate11647.7
3) Not very appropriate4418.1
4) Not at all appropriate124.9
5) No opinion114.5
Missing18 
TOTAL243100.0
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 appropriate4920.1
2) Appropriate12952.9
3) Not very appropriate3815.6
4) Not at all appropriate72.9
5) No opinion218.6
Missing17 
TOTAL244100.0
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 appropriate3916.1
2) Appropriate11447.1
3) Not very appropriate4518.6
4) Not at all appropriate156.2
5) No opinion2912.0
Missing19 
TOTAL242100.0
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 appropriate3213.1
2) Appropriate8233.6
3) Not very appropriate7028.7
4) Not at all appropriate3916.0
5) No opinion218.6
Missing17 
TOTAL244100.0
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 appropriate6627.2
2) Appropriate11547.3
3) Not very appropriate3012.3
4) Not at all appropriate93.7
5) No opinion239.5
Missing18 
TOTAL243100.0
136) Please use this space for additional comments (COMMENT)
TOTAL%
1) Positive comment about questionnaire/content36.7
2) Negative comment about questionnaire/content48.9
3) Negative comment church should stick to the gospel and not get involved in social/economic/political/governmental issues613.3
4) Other positive comments about questionnaire511.1
5) Positive comments about experience as panelist48.9
7) Other comments about experiences as panelist12.2
8) Other comments2248.9
Missing216 
TOTAL45100.0
137) Response Form (FORM)
TOTAL%
1) Paper21682.8
2) Web4517.2
TOTAL261100.0
138) Identification Number (ID2)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL260987.031581
139) How many years have you been a member of your current congregation? (YRMEM)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL25419.44916
140) [If YRMEM = 0] How many months have you been a member of congregation? (MONMEM)
TOTAL%
6) 555.6
10) 333.3
11) 111.1
Missing252 
TOTAL9100.0
141) How far do you live from your congregation? (MILES)
TOTAL%
0) 197.4
1) 4116.0
2) 4718.3
3) 2610.1
4) 228.6
5) 2710.5
6) 114.3
7) 83.1
8) 20.8
9) 72.7
10) 155.8
11) 20.8
12) 41.6
13) 41.6
14) 20.8
15) 62.3
17) 20.8
20) 41.6
21) 10.4
24) 10.4
25) 10.4
27) 10.4
35) 10.4
39) 10.4
40) 10.4
200) 10.4
Missing4 
TOTAL257100.0
142) Don't know number of members (NONUMMEM)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked22185.0
1) Checked3915.0
Missing1 
TOTAL260100.0
143) What is the approximate number of members in your congregation? (NUMMEM)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL188814.761920
144) Have you ever been ordained an elder in the Presbyterian Church? (ORDELDER)
TOTAL%
1) Yes10440.9
2) No15059.1
Missing7 
TOTAL254100.0
145) [IF ORDELDER is 1] Are you serving now on session? (ELDERSER)
TOTAL%
1) Yes117.5
2) No13592.5
Missing115 
TOTAL146100.0
146) Have you ever been ordained a deacon in the Presbyterian Church? (ORDDEACN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes7730.3
2) No17769.7
Missing7 
TOTAL254100.0
147) [If ORDDEACN is 1] Are you currently serving on the board of deacons? (DECONSER)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1310.7
2) No10889.3
Missing140 
TOTAL121100.0
148) Which other positions, if any, do you hold in church?: Chair of congregational committee or task force (POSCHAIR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked24694.6
1) Checked145.4
Missing1 
TOTAL260100.0
149) Which other positions, if any, do you hold in church?: Member of congregational committee or task force (POSCONGR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked19976.5
1) Checked6123.5
Missing1 
TOTAL260100.0
150) 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 checked25096.2
1) Checked103.8
Missing1 
TOTAL260100.0
151) Which other positions, if any, do you hold in church?: Officer of men's, women's, or youth group (OFFICER)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked23188.8
1) Checked2911.2
Missing1 
TOTAL260100.0
152) Which other positions, if any, do you hold in church?: Member of men's, women's, or youth group (POSMEMBR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked19775.8
1) Checked6324.2
Missing1 
TOTAL260100.0
153) Which other positions, if any, do you hold in church?: Organist or choir director (POSORGAN)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked25598.1
1) Checked51.9
Missing1 
TOTAL260100.0
154) Which other positions, if any, do you hold in church?: Member of choir (POSCHOIR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked22486.2
1) Checked3613.8
Missing1 
TOTAL260100.0
155) Which other positions, if any, do you hold in church?: Church School or Sunday School teacher/leader (POSTEACH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked22285.4
1) Checked3814.6
Missing1 
TOTAL260100.0
156) Which category describes your current paid employment? (check all that apply): Other (POSOTHR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked19273.8
1) Checked6826.2
Missing1 
TOTAL260100.0
157) How often do you generally attend Sunday worship at your congregation? (WORSHIP)
TOTAL%
1) Never20.8
2) Less than once a year20.8
3) Once or twice a year20.8
4) Several times a year187.0
5) Once a month155.8
6) Two to three times a month4316.7
7) Nearly every week10942.2
8) Every week6726.0
Missing3 
TOTAL258100.0
158) 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 Hours6023.4
2) 1–2 Hours5320.7
3) 3–5 Hours6224.2
4) 6–10 Hours4718.4
5) 11–20 Hours249.4
6) More than 20 Hours103.9
Missing5 
TOTAL256100.0
159) 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 Hours9235.9
2) 1-2 Hours5521.5
3) 3-5 Hours4919.1
4) 6-10 Hours3714.5
5) 11-20 Hours114.3
6) More than 20 Hours124.7
Missing5 
TOTAL256100.0
160) 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 Hours15159.4
2) 1-2 Hours5421.3
3) 3-5 Hours2710.6
4) 6-10 Hours155.9
5) 11-20 Hours20.8
6) More than 20 Hours52.0
Missing7 
TOTAL254100.0
161) 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 Hours8935.7
2) 1-2 Hours6124.5
3) 3-5 Hours4718.9
4) 6-10 Hours2911.6
5) 11-20 Hours104.0
6) More than 20 Hours135.2
Missing12 
TOTAL249100.0
162) Approximately how frequently do you engage in the following activities?: Read the Bible privately (BIBLEPRI)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/almost daily4317.3
2) Several times a week3012.1
3) Weekly228.9
4) Several times a month3012.1
5) Once a month218.5
6) Several times a year4919.8
7) Once a year or less3212.9
8) Never218.5
Missing13 
TOTAL248100.0
163) Approximately how frequently do you engage in the following activities?: Read Bible with family or friends (BIBLEOTH)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/almost daily83.5
2) Several times a week93.9
3) Weekly198.2
4) Several times a month146.1
5) Once a month156.5
6) Several times a year3013.0
7) Once a year or less3816.5
8) Never9842.4
Missing30 
TOTAL231100.0
164) Approximately how frequently do you engage in the following activities?: Attend a Bible study group (BIBLESTY)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/almost daily20.9
2) Several times a week62.6
3) Weekly3615.3
4) Several times a month166.8
5) Once a month229.4
6) Several times a year187.7
7) Once a year or less2510.6
8) Never11046.8
Missing26 
TOTAL235100.0
165) Approximately how frequently do you engage in the following activities?: Pray privately (PRAYPRI)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/almost daily15762.1
2) Several times a week4517.8
3) Weekly93.6
4) Several times a month207.9
5) Once a month31.2
6) Several times a year124.7
7) Once a year or less20.8
8) Never52.0
Missing8 
TOTAL253100.0
166) Approximately how frequently do you engage in the following activities?: Pray with family or friends (PRAYOTH)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/almost daily5723.8
2) Several times a week3414.2
3) Weekly2912.1
4) Several times a month218.8
5) Once a month125.0
6) Several times a year2711.3
7) Once a year or less104.2
8) Never5020.8
Missing21 
TOTAL240100.0
167) Approximately how frequently do you engage in the following activities?: Attend a prayer group (PRAYGRP)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/almost daily10.4
2) Several times a week52.2
3) Weekly135.7
4) Several times a month93.9
5) Once a month52.2
6) Several times a year156.5
7) Once a year or less2310.0
8) Never15969.1
Missing31 
TOTAL230100.0
168) Did you belong to any other churches before the one you now belong to? (BEFORE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes20680.5
2) No4919.1
3) Not sure10.4
Missing5 
TOTAL256100.0
169) What denomination was the church you belonged to immediately prior to the church you are now a member of? (DENBEFOR)
TOTAL%
1) Baptist2110.2
2) Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)73.4
3) Episcopal104.9
4) Lutheran115.3
5) Methodist2512.1
6) Presbyterian9948.1
7) Other Presbyterian62.9
8) Reformed10.5
9) Roman Catholic41.9
10) UCC125.8
11) Nondenominational41.9
12) Other62.9
Missing55 
TOTAL206100.0
170) 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) Baptist3112.1
2) Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)83.1
3) Episcopal72.7
4) Lutheran124.7
5) Methodist3513.6
6) Presbyterian11143.2
7) Other Presbyterian10.4
8) Reformed41.6
9) Roman Catholic114.3
10) UCC114.3
11) Nondenominational41.6
12) None72.7
13) Other155.8
Missing4 
TOTAL257100.0
171) How old were you when you first began attending a Presbyterian church? (AGEPCUSE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL25419.89418
172) Which of the following terms best describes your current stand on theological issues? (ISSUES)
TOTAL%
1) Very conservative155.9
2) Conservative9236.2
3) Moderate10039.4
4) Liberal3815.0
5) Very liberal93.5
Missing7 
TOTAL254100.0
173) Have you ever tried to encourage someone to believe in Jesus Christ or to accept Him as a personal savior? (JESUS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes15059.1
2) No10440.9
Missing7 
TOTAL254100.0
174) 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) Yes10943.6
2) No14156.4
Missing11 
TOTAL250100.0
175) Which statement comes closest to your view of the Bible? (BIBLE)
TOTAL%
1) Word of God taken literally word for word3011.7
2) The Bible is the word of God, to be interpreted in the light of its historical and cultural context9637.4
3) The Bible is the word of God, to be interpreted in the light of its historical context and the Church's teachings10239.7
4) The Bible is not the word of God, but contains God's word to us249.3
5) The Bible is not the word of God but is a valuable book31.2
7) Don't know20.8
Missing4 
TOTAL257100.0
176) 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 world156.1
2) Is a true account of how God created the world13554.7
3) Reflects human feelings about how the world might have been created9739.3
Missing14 
TOTAL247100.0
177) 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 agree249.5
2) Agree6726.5
3) Not sure3714.6
4) Disagree10742.3
5) Strongly disagree187.1
Missing8 
TOTAL253100.0
178) 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 agree145.5
2) Agree4417.3
3) Not sure5822.7
4) Disagree8633.7
5) Strongly disagree5320.8
Missing6 
TOTAL255100.0
179) 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 agree16664.8
2) Agree5621.9
3) Not sure2710.5
4) Disagree52.0
5) Strongly disagree20.8
Missing5 
TOTAL256100.0
180) 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 agree10943.3
2) Agree6124.2
3) Not sure4618.3
4) Disagree2911.5
5) Strongly disagree72.8
Missing9 
TOTAL252100.0
181) 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 agree11645.3
2) Agree5923.0
3) Not sure6224.2
4) Disagree135.1
5) Strongly disagree62.3
Missing5 
TOTAL256100.0
182) 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 agree5923.2
2) Agree4517.7
3) Not sure5722.4
4) Disagree6124.0
5) Strongly disagree3212.6
Missing7 
TOTAL254100.0
183) 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 agree8031.3
2) Agree13151.2
3) Not sure2610.2
4) Disagree197.4
Missing5 
TOTAL256100.0
184) 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 agree8834.4
2) Agree8031.3
3) Not sure4316.8
4) Disagree3112.1
5) Strongly disagree145.5
Missing5 
TOTAL256100.0
185) 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 agree11344.5
2) Agree8232.3
3) Not sure3313.0
4) Disagree176.7
5) Strongly disagree93.5
Missing7 
TOTAL254100.0
186) 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 agree3012.0
2) Agree7530.0
3) Not sure6124.4
4) Disagree6224.8
5) Strongly disagree228.8
Missing11 
TOTAL250100.0
187) Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with each of the following statements: There is a heaven. (HEAVEN)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree15359.1
2) Agree8030.9
3) Not sure218.1
4) Disagree10.4
5) Strongly disagree41.5
Missing2 
TOTAL259100.0
188) Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with each of the following statements: There is a hell. (HELL)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree11444.7
2) Agree6726.3
3) Not sure4919.2
4) Disagree135.1
5) Strongly disagree124.7
Missing6 
TOTAL255100.0
189) What is your sex? (SEX)
TOTAL%
1) Female15258.5
2) Male10841.5
Missing1 
TOTAL260100.0
190) What is your present age? (AGE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL26059.08116
191) 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 farm207.8
2) On a farm93.5
3) Small city-town7027.1
4) In a medium-size city (50,000–250,000)3212.4
5) In a suburb near a medium-size city3112.0
6) In a large city (over 250,000)3011.6
7) In a suburb near a large city6625.6
Missing3 
TOTAL258100.0
192) What is your present marital status? (MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Married20880.6
2) Not married5019.4
Missing3 
TOTAL258100.0
193) If not currently married, have you ever been married? (MARRY)
TOTAL%
1) No, never married1733.3
2) Yes, am now widowed2243.1
3) Yes, am now divorced1019.6
4) Yes, both widowed- divorced23.9
Missing210 
TOTAL51100.0
194) If currently married: Have you had a previous marriage (or marriages)? (PREMARRY)
TOTAL%
1) No17584.1
2) Yes, was widowed73.4
3) Yes, was divorced2411.5
4) Yes, both widowed & divorced21.0
Missing53 
TOTAL208100.0
195) 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) Baptist209.6
2) Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)62.9
3) Episcopal62.9
4) Lutheran167.7
5) Methodist3818.2
6) Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), PCUS, UPCUSA, or UPCNA6430.6
8) Reformed52.4
9) Roman Catholic2913.9
10) UCC94.3
11) Non-denominational21.0
12) None21.0
13) Other125.7
Missing52 
TOTAL209100.0
196) 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) Baptist21.0
3) Episcopal10.5
4) Lutheran10.5
5) Methodist21.0
6) Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), PCUS, UPCUSA, or UPCNA17989.1
9) Roman Catholic63.0
10) UCC10.5
12) None73.5
13) Other21.0
Missing60 
TOTAL201100.0
197) How often does your husband or wife attend Sunday worship at your congregation? (SWORSHP)
TOTAL%
1) Never52.5
2) Less than once a year52.5
3) About once-twice a year157.5
4) Several times a year157.5
5) About once a month115.5
6) 2-3 times a month3115.4
7) Nearly every week7537.3
8) Every week4421.9
Missing60 
TOTAL201100.0
198) How often does your husband or wife attend Sunday worship at another congregation? (SWORSHP2)
TOTAL%
1) Never1832.1
2) Less than once a year610.7
3) About once or twice a year1119.6
4) Several times a year814.3
5) About once a month35.4
6) Two to three times a month23.6
7) Nearly every week47.1
8) Every week47.1
Missing205 
TOTAL56100.0
199) Please indicate your employment status: employed full-time (FULL)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked17868.5
1) Checked8231.5
Missing1 
TOTAL260100.0
200) Please indicate your employment status: employed part-time (PART)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked23389.6
1) Checked2710.4
Missing1 
TOTAL260100.0
201) Please indicate your employment status: self-employed (SELF)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked24694.6
1) Checked145.4
Missing1 
TOTAL260100.0
202) Please indicate your employment status: unemployed (UNEMPLOY)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked25698.5
1) Checked41.5
Missing1 
TOTAL260100.0
203) Please indicate your employment status: retired (RETIRED)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked14756.5
1) Checked11343.5
Missing1 
TOTAL260100.0
204) Please indicate your employment status: full-time homemaker (HOMEMAK)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked23188.8
1) Checked2911.2
Missing1 
TOTAL260100.0
205) Please indicate your employment status: student (STUDENT)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked25296.9
1) Checked83.1
Missing1 
TOTAL260100.0
206) Please indicate your employment status: other (EMPL_OTH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked25798.8
1) Checked31.2
Missing1 
TOTAL260100.0
207) If married, please indicate the employment status of your spouse: Full-time (SFULL)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked18470.8
1) Checked7629.2
Missing1 
TOTAL260100.0
208) If married, please indicate the employment status of your spouse: Part-employed (SPART)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked24192.7
1) Checked197.3
Missing1 
TOTAL260100.0
209) If married, please indicate the employment status of your spouse: Self-employed (SSELF)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked24493.8
1) Checked166.2
Missing1 
TOTAL260100.0
210) If married, please indicate the employment status of your spouse: Unemployed (SUNEMPLY)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked25999.6
1) Checked10.4
Missing1 
TOTAL260100.0
211) If married, please indicate the employment status of your spouse: Retired (SRETIRED)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked18771.9
1) Checked7328.1
Missing1 
TOTAL260100.0
212) If married, please indicate the employment status of your spouse: Full-time homemaker (SHOMEMAK)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked24192.7
1) Checked197.3
Missing1 
TOTAL260100.0
213) If married, please indicate the employment status of your spouse: Student (SSTUDENT)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked25899.2
1) Checked20.8
Missing1 
TOTAL260100.0
214) If married, please indicate the employment status of your spouse: Other (SOTHER)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked25999.6
1) Checked10.4
Missing1 
TOTAL260100.0
215) Indicate average hours worked per week (HRWK)
TOTAL%
0) 0118.0
2) 210.7
3) 310.7
4) 421.5
6) 610.7
8) 810.7
9) 910.7
10) 1075.1
12) 1221.5
14) 1410.7
15) 1521.5
16) 1610.7
20) 2064.4
24) 2442.9
25) 2542.9
30) 3064.4
32) 3210.7
33) 3310.7
35) 3564.4
36) 3610.7
37) 3710.7
38) 3821.5
40) 403525.5
42) 4221.5
45) 4585.8
50) 501712.4
52) 5221.5
55) 5564.4
60) 6021.5
70) 7010.7
99) Don't know10.7
Missing124 
TOTAL137100.0
216) 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) 108.4
5) 10.8
8) 21.7
12) 10.8
15) 21.7
16) 21.7
17) 10.8
20) 97.6
21) 10.8
25) 21.7
30) 32.5
32) 21.7
35) 21.7
37) 10.8
38) 10.8
40) 3327.7
42) 10.8
43) 10.8
44) 21.7
45) 1411.8
48) 21.7
50) 1310.9
54) 10.8
55) 43.4
60) 65.0
70) 10.8
80) 10.8
Missing142 
TOTAL119100.0
217) What is the highest level of education completed by you? (EDU)
TOTAL%
1) Less than 8 years10.4
3) Some high school93.5
4) High school diploma259.8
5) Some college4517.7
6) Graduated from college5622.0
7) Some graduate work3815.0
8) Graduate degree8031.5
Missing7 
TOTAL254100.0
218) If married, what is the highest level of education completed by your spouse? (SEDU)
TOTAL%
3) Some high school21.0
4) High school diploma2913.9
5) Some college3717.7
6) Graduated from college6129.2
7) Some graduate work188.6
8) Graduate degree6229.7
Missing52 
TOTAL209100.0
219) How many children do you have? (If none, write 0.) Include any legally adopted children; exclude stepchildren unless legally adopted. (CHILD2)
TOTAL%
0) None3112.0
1) 1249.3
2) 210339.9
3) 36424.8
4) 42911.2
5) 541.6
6) 620.8
7) 710.4
Missing3 
TOTAL258100.0
220) 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 alone2710.4
2) Two of us15860.8
3) Three of us3011.5
4) Four of us3513.5
5) Five of us83.1
6) Six of us10.4
7) Seven or more of us10.4
Missing1 
TOTAL260100.0
221) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are under six years of age? (AGE6)
TOTAL%
0) None6782.7
1) 11113.6
2) 233.7
Missing180 
TOTAL81100.0
222) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are six to twelve years of age? (AGE12)
TOTAL%
0) None6267.4
1) 12122.8
2) 277.6
3) 322.2
Missing169 
TOTAL92100.0
223) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are thirteen to seventeen years of age? (AGE17)
TOTAL%
0) None5858.0
1) 12828.0
2) 21414.0
Missing161 
TOTAL100100.0
224) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are eighteen to twenty four years of age? (AGE24)
TOTAL%
0) None5881.7
1) 11216.9
2) 211.4
Missing190 
TOTAL71100.0
225) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are twenty five years of age and over? (AGE25)
TOTAL%
0) None52.0
1) 13011.8
2) 221082.4
3) 3103.9
Missing6 
TOTAL255100.0
226) 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 alone259.8
2) A single parent, living with one or more children103.9
3) Married, no kids14556.6
4) A married couple, living with one or more children6726.2
5) Some other arrangement93.5
Missing5 
TOTAL256100.0
227) Generally speaking, do you think of yourself as a Democrat, Independent, Republican or other? (POLITIC)
TOTAL%
1) Democrat7228.1
2) Independent3413.3
3) Republican14355.9
4) Other72.7
Missing5 
TOTAL256100.0
228) How often do you access the internet? (INTERNET)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/more often12850.0
2) Few times a week4216.4
3) Once a week124.7
4) Less than weekly2710.5
5) Never4718.4
Missing5 
TOTAL256100.0
229) How often do you send and receive e-mail? (EMAIL)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/more often12950.4
2) Few times a week4919.1
3) Once a week83.1
4) Less than weekly249.4
5) Never4618.0
Missing5 
TOTAL256100.0
230) What is your race or origin? (check all that apply): white or Caucasian (RACE)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked41.5
1) Checked25698.5
Missing1 
TOTAL260100.0
231) What is your race or origin? (check all that apply): black or African American (RACE2)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked25899.2
1) Checked20.8
Missing1 
TOTAL260100.0
232) 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 $10,00020.8
2) $10,000- $14,99920.8
3) $15,000- $19,99973.0
4) $20,000- $29,999208.4
5) $30,000- $39,999208.4
6) $40,000- $49,9992410.1
7) $50,000- $59,999198.0
8) $60,000- $69,999156.3
9) $70,000- $79,999198.0
10) $80,000- $89,999166.8
11) $90,000- $99,999156.3
12) $100,000- $124,9993313.9
13) $125,000- $149,999198.0
14) $150,000- more2611.0
Missing24 
TOTAL237100.0
233) 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) Yes20780.2
2) No4919.0
3) Don't know20.8
Missing3 
TOTAL258100.0
234) Did you contribute to your congregation? (GIVING)
TOTAL%
1) Yes24396.0
2) No104.0
Missing8 
TOTAL253100.0
235) Please give your best estimate of the amount contributed to regular giving: (AMTGIVE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL22311513.97394294
236) 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) Yes10444.1
2) No13255.9
Missing25 
TOTAL236100.0
237) Please give your best estimate of the amount contributed to special capital campaign: (SPECIALG)
TOTAL%
0) None99.3
20) 2011.0
25) 2511.0
30) 3011.0
40) 4022.1
50) 5077.2
60) 6011.0
100) 10055.2
150) 15011.0
200) 20088.2
250) 25011.0
275) 27511.0
300) 30055.2
400) 40011.0
500) 50099.3
520) 52011.0
600) 60033.1
667) 66711.0
1000) 100077.2
1200) 120022.1
1400) 140011.0
1500) 150022.1
1600) 160011.0
1800) 180022.1
2000) 200055.2
2080) 208011.0
2300) 230011.0
2500) 250011.0
3000) 300022.1
3200) 320011.0
4000) 400011.0
5000) 500022.1
7500) 750011.0
8333) 833311.0
11000) 1100011.0
11500) 1150011.0
12000) 1200022.1
999999) Don't know44.1
Missing164 
TOTAL97100.0
238) During the last twelve months, did you or other family members in your household contribute any money to 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) Yes19579.3
2) No5120.7
Missing15 
TOTAL246100.0
239) Please give your best estimate of the amount contributed to special appeal? (AMTSPEC)
TOTAL%
0) None31.7
5) 510.6
7) 710.6
10) 1074.0
20) 20126.8
25) 2595.1
30) 3010.6
40) 4052.8
45) 4510.6
50) 502011.3
60) 6031.7
65) 6510.6
80) 8010.6
100) 1004022.6
110) 11010.6
115) 11510.6
120) 12010.6
125) 12521.1
135) 13510.6
150) 15074.0
200) 2002011.3
250) 25021.1
270) 27010.6
300) 30042.3
315) 31510.6
400) 40021.1
500) 500105.6
575) 57510.6
600) 60021.1
700) 70010.6
750) 75010.6
900) 90010.6
1000) 100021.1
1200) 120010.6
2000) 200010.6
2400) 240010.6
3500) 350010.6
999999) Don't know74.0
Missing84 
TOTAL177100.0
240) Did you contribute to any other religious causes? (OUTPCUSA)
TOTAL%
1) Yes10744.8
2) No13255.2
Missing22 
TOTAL239100.0
241) Please give your best estimate of the amount contributed to all religious causes: (ALLCAUSE)
TOTAL%
0) None87.3
10) 1032.8
18) 1810.9
20) 2010.9
25) 2576.4
30) 3010.9
40) 4010.9
50) 501110.1
70) 7010.9
75) 7521.8
100) 100109.2
125) 12510.9
150) 15032.8
180) 18010.9
200) 20087.3
250) 25054.6
300) 30087.3
320) 32010.9
400) 40021.8
450) 45021.8
500) 50076.4
1000) 100054.6
1100) 110010.9
1200) 120021.8
1500) 150010.9
2500) 250021.8
3000) 300032.8
3400) 340010.9
3500) 350010.9
4000) 400010.9
6000) 600021.8
70000) 7000010.9
999999) Don't know54.6
Missing152 
TOTAL109100.0
242) During the last twelve months, did you or other family members in your household contribute any money to non–religious charities, community organizations, or social causes? (NONRELIG)
TOTAL%
1) Yes23192.8
2) No187.2
Missing12 
TOTAL249100.0
243) Please give your best estimate of the amount contributed to non-religious causes: (AMTNOREL)
TOTAL%
20) 2020.9
25) 2510.5
30) 3020.9
35) 3510.5
40) 4010.5
50) 50136.2
60) 6010.5
75) 7531.4
100) 100209.5
108) 10810.5
140) 14010.5
150) 15041.9
194) 19410.5
200) 200178.1
225) 22510.5
250) 250115.2
300) 30062.8
350) 35062.8
400) 400115.2
500) 5002712.8
600) 60031.4
700) 70010.5
710) 71010.5
800) 80041.9
878) 87810.5
1000) 1000188.5
1200) 120020.9
1300) 130020.9
1400) 140010.5
1500) 150052.4
1600) 160010.5
1700) 170010.5
2000) 2000104.7
2500) 250020.9
3000) 300062.8
4000) 400020.9
5000) 500062.8
6000) 600010.5
6580) 658010.5
7000) 700010.5
10000) 1000010.5
12000) 1200010.5
13000) 1300010.5
15000) 1500010.5
18000) 1800010.5
21000) 2100010.5
50000) 5000010.5
999999) Don't know52.4
Missing50 
TOTAL211100.0
244) Survey Form (SURVFORM)
TOTAL%
1) Paper24995.8
2) Web114.2
Missing1 
TOTAL260100.0
245) What is your present age? (AGE2)
TOTAL%
1) Under age 2062.3
2) 20-2410.4
3) 25-2920.8
4) 30-3451.9
5) 35-39155.8
6) 40-44207.7
7) 45-49197.3
8) 50-54228.5
9) 55-593814.6
10) 60-642810.8
11) 65-692810.8
12) 70-742810.8
13) 75-792710.4
14) 80-84186.9
15) 85 or older31.2
Missing1 
TOTAL260100.0
246) I-AGE: What is your present age? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-AGE)
TOTAL%
1) Less than 402911.2
2) 40-493915.0
3) 50-648833.8
4) 65+10440.0
Missing1 
TOTAL260100.0
247) I-SEX: What is your sex? (for use with online analysis) (I-SEX)
TOTAL%
1) Female15258.5
2) Male10841.5
Missing1 
TOTAL260100.0
248) 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 $20,000114.6
2) $20,000- $49,0006427.0
3) $50,000- $99,9998435.4
4) $100,000+7832.9
Missing24 
TOTAL237100.0
249) 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) Democrat7228.1
2) Independent3413.3
3) Republican14355.9
4) Other72.7
Missing5 
TOTAL256100.0
250) I-EDUC: What is the highest level of education completed by you? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-EDUC)
TOTAL%
1) Some high school or less103.9
2) High school diploma259.8
3) Some college4517.7
4) Graduated from college5622.0
5) Some graduate work3815.0
6) Graduate degree8031.5
Missing7 
TOTAL254100.0