Presbyterian Panel Survey, August 2006 - The Bible, Members

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All frequencies are raw numbers (no weights used).
1) Please take a few moments to think back over the last week. In that period of seven days—and that period only—how often did you read the Bible or hear the Bible read (excluding during worship services) on your own? (Q1OWN)
TOTAL%
1) Never15332.6
2) Once or twice10422.2
3) A few times5411.5
4) Often, but not daily7616.2
5) At least daily8217.5
Missing5 
TOTAL469100.0
2) Please take a few moments to think back over the last week. In that period of seven days—and that period only—how often did you read the Bible or hear the Bible read (excluding during worship services) with family? (Q1FAMILY)
TOTAL%
1) Never33074.5
2) Once or twice6113.8
3) A few times337.4
4) Often, but not daily112.5
5) At least daily81.8
Missing31 
TOTAL443100.0
3) Please take a few moments to think back over the last week. In that period of seven days—and that period only—how often did you read the Bible or hear the Bible read (excluding during worship services) in connection with a group devoted specifically to Bible study? (Q1BSTUDY)
TOTAL%
1) Never32173.1
2) Once or twice7817.8
3) A few times173.9
4) Often, but not daily214.8
5) At least daily20.5
Missing35 
TOTAL439100.0
4) Please take a few moments to think back over the last week. In that period of seven days—and that period only—how often did you read the Bible or hear the Bible read (excluding during worship services) in connection with another church-based class or group (e.g., prayer group, church school class, women's circle, session meeting, etc.)? (Q1GROUP)
TOTAL%
1) Never29366.0
2) Once or twice10824.3
3) A few times214.7
4) Often, but not daily194.3
5) At least daily30.7
Missing30 
TOTAL444100.0
5) Please think back over the past twelve months. In general, about how often over this year did you read the Bible or hear the Bible read (excluding during worship services) on your own? (Q2OWN)
TOTAL%
1) Never418.7
2) Rarely, but no regular pattern6413.6
3) At times, but no regular pattern9620.4
4) Once a month or less224.7
5) Once every 2-3 weeks286.0
6) Weekly/almost weekly9620.4
7) Daily/almost daily12326.2
Missing4 
TOTAL470100.0
6) Please think back over the past twelve months. In general, about how often over this year did you read the Bible or hear the Bible read (excluding during worship services) with family or friends? (Q2FAIMLY)
TOTAL%
1) Never17438.5
2) Rarely, but no regular pattern7917.5
3) At times, but no regular pattern7817.3
4) Once a month or less306.6
5) Once every 2-3 weeks276.0
6) Weekly/almost weekly5111.3
7) Daily/almost daily132.9
Missing22 
TOTAL452100.0
7) Please think back over the past twelve months. In general, about how often over this year did you read the Bible or hear the Bible read (excluding during worship services) in connection with a group devoted specifically to Bible study? (Q2BSTUDY)
TOTAL%
1) Never18340.8
2) Rarely, but no regular pattern408.9
3) At times, but no regular pattern429.4
4) Once a month or less5311.8
5) Once every 2-3 weeks276.0
6) Weekly/almost weekly9821.9
7) Daily/almost daily51.1
Missing26 
TOTAL448100.0
8) Please think back over the past twelve months. In general, about how often over this year did you read the Bible or hear the Bible read (excluding during worship services) in connection with another church-based class or group (e.g., prayer group, church school class, women's circle, session meeting, etc.)? (Q2GROUP)
TOTAL%
1) Never14832.9
2) Rarely, but no regular pattern408.9
3) At times, but no regular pattern5512.2
4) Once a month or less8017.8
5) Once every 2-3 weeks378.2
6) Weekly/almost weekly8418.7
7) Daily/almost daily61.3
Missing24 
TOTAL450100.0
9) Which English translation of the Bible do you personally most prefer? (Q3TRANSP)
TOTAL%
1) Revised Standard Version (RSV)7015.2
2) New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)7416.1
3) King James Version/New King James Version (KJV/NKJV)7716.7
4) New International Version (NIV)11224.3
5) Today's English Version (Good News Bible)265.6
6) Living Bible378.0
7) American Standard Bible/New American Standard Bible153.3
8) Other (please specify)204.3
9) No preference/don't know306.5
Missing13 
TOTAL461100.0
10) Which English translation of the Bible is used most often in worship in your congregation? (Q3TRANSC)
TOTAL%
1) Revised Standard Version (RSV)8920.3
2) New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)12528.5
3) King James Version/New King James Version (KJV/NKJV)5011.4
4) New International Version (NIV)6815.5
5) Today's English Version (Good News Bible)214.8
6) Living Bible51.1
7) American Standard Bible/New American Standard Bible40.9
8) Other (please specify)81.8
9) No preference/don't know6815.5
Missing36 
TOTAL438100.0
11) Other translations of the Bible specified (OTHRTRNS)
TOTAL%
12) Other English translations (specified): English Standard Version210.0
14) Other English translations (specified): The Message, Eugene Peterson's translation840.0
15) Other English translations (specified): New Century Version315.0
16) Other English translations (specified): New English Bible NEB)/New English Version (NEV)/Revised English Bible (REB)/Revised English Version (REV)525.0
17) Other English translations (specified): New Jerusalem Bible210.0
Missing454 
TOTAL20100.0
12) At any time over the past year have you engaged in individual reading or study of the Bible, that is, have you undertaken Bible study or reading on your own? (Q4INDIV)
TOTAL%
1) Yes29363.6
2) No [Skip to Q10GRAND]16836.4
Missing13 
TOTAL461100.0
13) When you engaged in individual Bible reading or study over the past year, did you use any of the following methods or formats to guide your reading? Reading a particular book of the Bible from beginning to end. (Q5BOOK)
TOTAL%
1) Yes14658.4
2) No10441.6
Missing224 
TOTAL250100.0
14) When you engaged in individual Bible reading or study over the past year, did you use any of the following methods or formats to guide your reading? Reading selections from the lectionary. (Q5LECT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes7934.5
2) No15065.5
Missing245 
TOTAL229100.0
15) When you engaged in individual Bible reading or study over the past year, did you use any of the following methods or formats to guide your reading? Reading selections from Daily Prayer or The Mission Yearbook of Prayer and Study. (Q5PRAYER)
TOTAL%
1) Yes6427.4
2) No17072.6
Missing240 
TOTAL234100.0
16) When you engaged in individual Bible reading or study over the past year, did you use any of the following methods or formats to guide your reading? Reading selections from a devotional magazine like Upper Room or These Days. (Q5DEVOT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes15059.3
2) No10340.7
Missing221 
TOTAL253100.0
17) When you engaged in individual Bible reading or study over the past year, did you use any of the following methods or formats to guide your reading? Reading passages at random. (Q5RANDOM)
TOTAL%
1) Yes19376.6
2) No5923.4
Missing222 
TOTAL252100.0
18) When you engaged in individual Bible reading or study over the past year, did you use any of the following methods or formats to guide your reading? Listening to radio programs or audio recordings, or watching television programs or video tapes/DVDs, on which the Bible is read. (Q5LISTEN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes11848.4
2) No12651.6
Missing230 
TOTAL244100.0
19) During the past year, how often did your individual Bible reading or study take place in each of the following settings? At home. (Q6HOME)
TOTAL%
1) Very often19163.2
2) Often5116.9
3) Sometimes4916.2
4) Rarely82.6
5) Never31.0
Missing172 
TOTAL302100.0
20) During the past year, how often did your individual Bible reading or study take place in each of the following settings? At my office/place of work. (Q6WORK)
TOTAL%
1) Very often114.6
2) Often72.9
3) Sometimes3213.3
4) Rarely2711.3
5) Never16367.9
Missing234 
TOTAL240100.0
21) During the past year, how often did your individual Bible reading or study take place in each of the following settings? In a car or public transportation. (Q6CAR)
TOTAL%
1) Very often62.3
2) Often145.5
3) Sometimes4316.8
4) Rarely2911.3
5) Never16464.1
Missing218 
TOTAL256100.0
22) During the past year, how often did your individual Bible reading or study take place in each of the following settings? Other (specify): (Q6OTHER1)
TOTAL%
1) Very often64.5
2) Often1410.5
3) Sometimes1712.8
4) Rarely43.0
5) Never9269.2
Missing341 
TOTAL133100.0
23) During the past year, how often did your individual Bible reading or study take place in each of the following settings? Other (specify). (Q6OTHER)
TOTAL%
1) Church925.0
2) Bible study; preparation for Bible study; group study; church school; in classes; continuing education [if minister]513.9
3) Retreat; camp; trips with church youth; prayer walks12.8
4) Vacation/hotel1233.3
5) Other homes616.7
9) While waiting for something or someone; (e.g., at doctor's office)12.8
20) All others25.6
Missing438 
TOTAL36100.0
24) Continue to recall your individual Bible reading or study over the past year. To what extent was that reading and study part of your preparation for a sermon? (Q7SERMON)
TOTAL%
1) Very often41.6
2) Often20.8
3) Sometimes124.9
4) Rarely135.3
5) Never21587.4
Missing228 
TOTAL246100.0
25) Continue to recall your individual Bible reading or study over the past year. To what extent was that reading and study part of your preparation for teaching or leading a Bible study group? (Q7TEACH)
TOTAL%
1) Very often2710.4
2) Often197.3
3) Sometimes4617.7
4) Rarely2710.4
5) Never14154.2
Missing214 
TOTAL260100.0
26) Continue to recall your individual Bible reading or study over the past year. To what extent was that reading and study part of your preparation for attending a Bible study group? (Q7BSTUDY)
TOTAL%
1) Very often5018.7
2) Often5420.1
3) Sometimes6022.4
4) Rarely197.1
5) Never8531.7
Missing206 
TOTAL268100.0
27) Continue to recall your individual Bible reading or study over the past year. To what extent was that reading and study part of your own individual needs or wants? (Q7NEEDS)
TOTAL%
1) Very often15551.7
2) Often7123.7
3) Sometimes5418.0
4) Rarely155.0
5) Never51.7
Missing174 
TOTAL300100.0
28) Continue to recall your individual Bible reading or study over the past year. To what extent was that reading and study part of job- or academic-related assignments or work? (Q7WORK)
TOTAL%
1) Very often52.0
2) Often41.6
3) Sometimes135.3
4) Rarely197.8
5) Never20483.3
Missing229 
TOTAL245100.0
29) When you have engaged in individual Bible reading or study over the past year, how long did you typically spend at each reading or study session? (Q8TIME)
TOTAL%
4) 10.3
5) 31.0
7) 10.3
8) 10.3
9) 10.3
10) 289.6
12) 62.1
13) 20.7
15) 3913.4
17) 10.3
18) 41.4
20) 3813.0
23) 62.1
24) 10.3
25) 82.7
30) 8027.4
33) 10.3
35) 31.0
37) 31.0
38) 10.3
40) 51.7
45) 237.9
50) 10.3
60) 299.9
70) 10.3
75) 10.3
90) 41.4
Missing182 
TOTAL292100.0
30) Which response below do you think comes closest to describing the content of your individual Bible reading and study over the past year? (Q9CONT)
TOTAL%
1) I have read entirely from the Old Testament41.3
2) I have read mostly from the Old Testament258.1
3) I have read about equally from both the Old and New Testaments19061.5
4) I have read mostly from the New Testament8627.8
5) I have read entirely from the New Testament41.3
Missing165 
TOTAL309100.0
31) Do you have any children or grandchildren ages 18 or younger? (Q10GRAND)
TOTAL%
1) Yes30264.9
2) No16335.1
Missing9 
TOTAL465100.0
32) If you have any children or grandchildren ages 18 or younger, in the last year, have you read Bible passages or stories at home to a child or grandchild? (Q10READ)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, often247.6
2) Yes, occasionally6721.3
3) Yes, rarely7624.2
4) No, never9931.5
5) Not applicable4815.3
Missing160 
TOTAL314100.0
33) In the last year, have you engaged in any form of regular Bible reading or study as part of a Bible study group, that is, a small group devoted specifically to study of the Bible? (Q11GROUP)
TOTAL%
1) Yes19140.7
2) No [Skip to Q13BIBLE]27859.3
Missing5 
TOTAL469100.0
34) If, in the last year, you have engaged in any form of regular Bible reading or study as part of a Bible study group, that is, a small group devoted specifically to study of the Bible, did your Bible study group use any of the following methods or formats as a guide to its reading? Reading a particular book of the Bible from beginning to end. (Q12BOOK)
TOTAL%
1) Yes10561.8
2) No6538.2
Missing304 
TOTAL170100.0
35) If, in the last year, you have engaged in any form of regular Bible reading or study as part of a Bible study group, that is, a small group devoted specifically to study of the Bible, did your Bible study group use any of the following methods or formats as a guide to its reading? Reading selections from the lectionary. (Q12LECT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes4126.8
2) No11273.2
Missing321 
TOTAL153100.0
36) If, in the last year, you have engaged in any form of regular Bible reading or study as part of a Bible study group, that is, a small group devoted specifically to study of the Bible, did your Bible study group use any of the following methods or formats as a guide to its reading? Reading selections from Daily Prayer or The Mission Yearbook of Prayer and Study. (Q12PRAY)
TOTAL%
1) Yes2214.6
2) No12985.4
Missing323 
TOTAL151100.0
37) If, in the last year, you have engaged in any form of regular Bible reading or study as part of a Bible study group, that is, a small group devoted specifically to study of the Bible, did your Bible study group use any of the following methods or formats as a guide to its reading? Reading selections from a devotional magazine like Upper Room or These Days. (Q12DEVOT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes3421.9
2) No12178.1
Missing319 
TOTAL155100.0
38) If, in the last year, you have engaged in any form of regular Bible reading or study as part of a Bible study group, that is, a small group devoted specifically to study of the Bible, did your Bible study group use any of the following methods or formats as a guide to its reading? Reading passages at random. (Q12RAND)
TOTAL%
1) Yes6943.1
2) No9156.9
Missing314 
TOTAL160100.0
39) If, in the last year, you have engaged in any form of regular Bible reading or study as part of a Bible study group, that is, a small group devoted specifically to study of the Bible, did your Bible study group use any of the following methods or formats as a guide to its reading? Listening to radio programs or audio recordings, or watching television programs or video tapes/DVDs, on which the Bible is read. (Q12LISTN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes4529.2
2) No10970.8
Missing320 
TOTAL154100.0
40) When you have read your Bible over the past year—whether on your own or as part of a study group—which of these resources did you use regularly as part of your Bible reading and study? (If you have not read the Bible in the last year, skip to Q15HIST.) A study Bible (Q13BIBLE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes21464.3
2) No11935.7
Missing141 
TOTAL333100.0
41) When you have read your Bible over the past year—whether on your own or as part of a study group—which of these resources did you use regularly as part of your Bible reading and study? A Bible commentary (Q13COMM)
TOTAL%
1) Yes11137.8
2) No18362.2
Missing180 
TOTAL294100.0
42) When you have read your Bible over the past year—whether on your own or as part of a study group—which of these resources did you use regularly as part of your Bible reading and study? A Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) study curriculum (Q13PCUSA)
TOTAL%
1) Yes8628.4
2) No21771.6
Missing171 
TOTAL303100.0
43) When you have read your Bible over the past year—whether on your own or as part of a study group—which of these resources did you use regularly as part of your Bible reading and study? Kerygma (Q13KERYG)
TOTAL%
1) Yes93.3
2) No26196.7
Missing204 
TOTAL270100.0
44) When you have read your Bible over the past year—whether on your own or as part of a study group—which of these resources did you use regularly as part of your Bible reading and study? Bethel Bible study (Q13BETH)
TOTAL%
1) Yes41.5
2) No26798.5
Missing203 
TOTAL271100.0
45) When you have read your Bible over the past year—whether on your own or as part of a study group—which of these resources did you use regularly as part of your Bible reading and study? Disciple Bible study (Q13DISC)
TOTAL%
1) Yes83.0
2) No26297.0
Missing204 
TOTAL270100.0
46) When you have read your Bible over the past year—whether on your own or as part of a study group—which of these resources did you use regularly as part of your Bible reading and study? A Bible study from the Internet (Q13INTER)
TOTAL%
1) Yes3914.1
2) No23785.9
Missing198 
TOTAL276100.0
47) When you have read your Bible over the past year—whether on your own or as part of a study group—which of these resources did you use regularly as part of your Bible reading and study? Company of Pastors or Order of Elders resources (Q13COMP)
TOTAL%
1) Yes3211.5
2) No24688.5
Missing196 
TOTAL278100.0
48) When you have read your Bible over the past year—whether on your own or as part of a study group—which of these resources did you use regularly as part of your Bible reading and study? Other (please specify) (Q13OTHER)
TOTAL%
1) Yes8939.6
2) No13660.4
Missing249 
TOTAL225100.0
49) When you read the Bible—whether on your own or as part of a group—to what extent do you read it for comfort? (Q14COMF)
TOTAL%
1) Always8421.6
2) Often11429.4
3) Sometimes13133.8
4) Rarely379.5
5) Never225.7
Missing86 
TOTAL388100.0
50) When you read the Bible—whether on your own or as part of a group—to what extent do you read it for entertainment? (Q14ENTER)
TOTAL%
1) Always61.8
2) Often113.2
3) Sometimes5716.7
4) Rarely9226.9
5) Never17651.5
Missing132 
TOTAL342100.0
51) When you read the Bible—whether on your own or as part of a group—to what extent do you read it for guidance? (Q14GUID)
TOTAL%
1) Always13233.4
2) Often13734.7
3) Sometimes9323.5
4) Rarely184.6
5) Never153.8
Missing79 
TOTAL395100.0
52) When you read the Bible—whether on your own or as part of a group—to what extent do you read it for information? (Q14INFO)
TOTAL%
1) Always10226.6
2) Often15239.7
3) Sometimes10226.6
4) Rarely153.9
5) Never123.1
Missing91 
TOTAL383100.0
53) When you read the Bible—whether on your own or as part of a group—to what extent do you read it for inspiration? (Q14INSP)
TOTAL%
1) Always15538.5
2) Often15037.2
3) Sometimes7217.9
4) Rarely133.2
5) Never133.2
Missing71 
TOTAL403100.0
54) When the Bible was read during the most recent worship service you attended in your congregation, did the reader provide a brief historical or contextual introduction? (Q15HIST)
TOTAL%
1) Yes26862.5
2) No13130.5
3) Don't remember307.0
Missing45 
TOTAL429100.0
55) When the Bible was read during the most recent worship service you attended in your congregation, did the reader provide a brief introduction to the meaning of the text? (Q15MEAN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes27964.3
2) No12328.3
3) Don't remember327.4
Missing40 
TOTAL434100.0
56) When the Bible was read during the most recent worship service you attended in your congregation, did the reader announce the book and chapter of the passage(s)? (Q15ANNOU)
TOTAL%
1) Yes45299.3
3) Don't remember30.7
Missing19 
TOTAL455100.0
57) When the Bible was read during the most recent worship service you attended in your congregation, did the reader invite worshippers to follow along using their own or a pew Bible? (Q15INVIT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes37382.2
2) No6714.8
3) Don't remember143.1
Missing20 
TOTAL454100.0
58) During the most recent worship service you attended in your congregation, was a Psalm read? (Q16READ)
TOTAL%
1) Yes17237.5
2) No21546.8
3) Don't recall7215.7
Missing15 
TOTAL459100.0
59) During the most recent worship service you attended in your congregation, was a Psalm sung? (Q16SUNG)
TOTAL%
1) Yes10123.7
2) No23154.2
3) Don't recall9422.1
Missing48 
TOTAL426100.0
60) During the most recent worship service you attended in your congregation, when Bible passages (not including a Psalm) were read out loud, how many passages were read? (Q17PASS)
TOTAL%
1) One passage7816.6
2) Two passages25353.9
3) Three passages7916.8
4) Don't remember5912.6
Missing5 
TOTAL469100.0
61) Is a lectionary used to choose the scriptures for your congregation's worship? (Q18LECT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, always8919.0
2) Yes, often10722.9
3) Yes, sometimes459.6
4) Yes, rarely143.0
5) No, never204.3
6) Don't know19341.2
Missing6 
TOTAL468100.0
62) How often are the sermons in your congregation based on the lectionary reading for that Sunday? (Q19SUND)
TOTAL%
1) Always6715.2
2) Often15134.2
3) Sometimes6113.8
4) Rarely204.5
5) Never153.4
6) Don't know12829.0
Missing32 
TOTAL442100.0
63) How often are the sermons in your congregation based on preaching through a book of the Bible? (Q19BIBLE)
TOTAL%
1) Always368.5
2) Often11427.0
3) Sometimes11126.2
4) Rarely7217.0
5) Never378.7
6) Don't know5312.5
Missing51 
TOTAL423100.0
64) How often are the sermons in your congregation based on themes or topical issues (e.g., Ten Commandments, Beatitudes, a contemporary problem, etc.)? (Q19THEME)
TOTAL%
1) Always204.6
2) Often17841.3
3) Sometimes15636.2
4) Rarely347.9
5) Never51.2
6) Don't know388.8
Missing43 
TOTAL431100.0
65) Do you share a household with one or more family members? (Q20HHOLD)
TOTAL%
1) Yes34474.1
2) No12025.9
Missing10 
TOTAL464100.0
66) If you share a household with one or more family members, do you and other family members typically read the Bible together at meals on a daily basis? (Q20DAILY)
TOTAL%
1) Yes164.8
2) No32095.2
Missing138 
TOTAL336100.0
67) If you share a household with one or more family members, do you and other family members typically read the Bible together at meals on a occasional basis? (Q20OCCAS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes6218.3
2) No27781.7
Missing135 
TOTAL339100.0
68) If you share a household with one or more family members, do you and other family members typically read the Bible together at Christmas, Easter, or other major Christian celebrations? (Q20HOLID)
TOTAL%
1) Yes15745.9
2) No18554.1
Missing132 
TOTAL342100.0
69) If you share a household with one or more family members, do you and other family members typically read the Bible together at birthdays or anniversaries? (Q20BIRTH)
TOTAL%
1) Yes175.3
2) No30494.7
Missing153 
TOTAL321100.0
70) If you share a household with one or more family members, do you and other family members typically read the Bible together at a regular time set aside for Bible reading or study? (Q20REG)
TOTAL%
1) Yes3911.7
2) No29488.3
Missing141 
TOTAL333100.0
71) Identification number (CODE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL474976.127561
72) Response form: (RESPFORM)
TOTAL%
1) Paper41487.3
2) Web6012.7
TOTAL474100.0
73) Sample (SAMPLE)
TOTAL%
1) Members474100.0
TOTAL474100.0
74) How many years have you been a member of your current congregation? (YRMEM)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL46721.01317
75) How far do you live from your congregation? (MILES)
TOTAL%
0) Less than one mile337.1
1) 14910.5
2) 26313.5
3) 36714.4
4) 4429.0
5) 55411.6
6) 6173.7
7) 7224.7
8) 8194.1
9) 971.5
10) 10306.5
11) 1120.4
12) 12102.2
13) 1330.6
14) 1420.4
15) 1561.3
16) 1610.2
17) 1720.4
18) 1820.4
19) 1910.2
20) 2081.7
21) 2120.4
22) 2210.2
25) 25102.2
30) 3020.4
35) 3510.2
36) 3610.2
40) 4020.4
80) 8010.2
100) 10010.2
141) 14110.2
515) 51510.2
999) 99910.2
1600) 160010.2
Missing9 
TOTAL465100.0
76) Check here if you don't know number of members. (DKNUMMEM)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked39483.7
1) Checked7716.3
Missing3 
TOTAL471100.0
77) What is the approximate number of members in your congregation? (NUMMEM)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL4062506.5443715
78) Have you ever been ordained an elder in the Presbyterian Church? (ORDELDER)
TOTAL%
1) Yes19141.3
2) No27158.7
Missing12 
TOTAL462100.0
79) If you have ever been ordained an elder in the Presbyterian Church, are you serving now on session? (ELDERSER)
TOTAL%
1) Yes2793.1
2) No26.9
Missing445 
TOTAL29100.0
80) Have you ever been ordained a deacon in the Presbyterian Church? (ORDDEACN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes16937.0
2) No28863.0
Missing17 
TOTAL457100.0
81) If you have ever been ordained a deacon in the Presbyterian Church, are you currently serving on the board of deacons? (DECONSER)
TOTAL%
1) Yes33100.0
Missing441 
TOTAL33100.0
82) Which other positions, if any, do you hold in church? Chair of congregational committee or task force (POSCHAIR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked43391.9
1) Checked388.1
Missing3 
TOTAL471100.0
83) Which other positions, if any, do you hold in church? Member of congregational committee or task force (POSCONGR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked34974.1
1) Checked12225.9
Missing3 
TOTAL471100.0
84) 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 checked45596.6
1) Checked163.4
Missing3 
TOTAL471100.0
85) Which other positions, if any, do you hold in church? Officer of men's, women's, or youth group (OFFICER)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked43492.1
1) Checked377.9
Missing3 
TOTAL471100.0
86) Which other positions, if any, do you hold in church? Member of men's, women's, or youth group (POSMEMBR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked35374.9
1) Checked11825.1
Missing3 
TOTAL471100.0
87) Which other positions, if any, do you hold in church? Organist or choir director (POSORGAN)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked46398.3
1) Checked81.7
Missing3 
TOTAL471100.0
88) Which other positions, if any, do you hold in church? Member of choir (POSCHOIR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked39183.0
1) Checked8017.0
Missing3 
TOTAL471100.0
89) Which other positions, if any, do you hold in church? Church School or Sunday School teacher/leader (POSTEACH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked38381.3
1) Checked8818.7
Missing3 
TOTAL471100.0
90) Which other positions, if any, do you hold in church? Other (POSOTHR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked34272.6
1) Checked12927.4
Missing3 
TOTAL471100.0
91) How often do you generally attend Sunday worship at your congregation? (WORSHIP)
TOTAL%
1) Never51.1
2) Less than once a year71.5
3) About once or twice a year112.3
4) Several times a year204.3
5) About once a month173.6
6) 2-3 times a month6413.6
7) Nearly every week21245.1
8) Every week13428.5
Missing4 
TOTAL470100.0
92) Which of the following aspects of your congregation do you personally most value? (Check up to three options.) (ASPVALUE)
TOTAL%
1) Wider community care or social justice emphasis8919.2
2) Reaching those who do not attend church235.0
3) Traditional style of worship or music20243.5
4) Contemporary style of worship or music296.3
5) Sharing in the Lord's Supper4710.1
6) Social activities or meeting new people143.0
7) Sermons/preaching378.0
8) Bible study or prayer groups, other discussion groups143.0
9) Ministry for children or youth40.9
11) Practical care for one another in times of need30.6
13) Openness to social diversity20.4
Missing10 
TOTAL464100.0
93) Which of the following aspects of your congregation do you personally most value? (Check up to three options.) (VALUE1)
TOTAL%
2) Reaching those who do not attend church71.6
3) Traditional style of worship or music306.8
4) Contemporary style of worship or music112.5
5) Sharing in the Lord's Supper8419.0
6) Social activities or meeting new people4610.4
7) Sermons/preaching13129.6
8) Bible study or prayer groups, other discussion groups5011.3
9) Ministry for children or youth337.4
10) Prayer ministry for one another255.6
11) Practical care for one another in times of need194.3
12) The congregation's school or pre-school20.5
13) Openness to social diversity30.7
14) Your church school or Sunday school class20.5
Missing31 
TOTAL443100.0
94) Which of the following aspects of your congregation do you personally most value? (Check up to three options.) (VALUE2)
TOTAL%
3) Traditional style of worship or music20.5
4) Contemporary style of worship or music30.7
5) Sharing in the Lord's Supper102.5
6) Social activities or meeting new people133.2
7) Sermons/preaching7719.0
8) Bible study or prayer groups, other discussion groups348.4
9) Ministry for children or youth409.9
10) Prayer ministry for one another348.4
11) Practical care for one another in times of need9222.7
12) The congregation's school or pre-school30.7
13) Openness to social diversity286.9
14) Your church school or Sunday school class7017.2
Missing68 
TOTAL406100.0
95) 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 hours9520.5
2) 1-2 hours8819.0
3) 3-5 hours12326.5
4) 6-10 hours10322.2
5) 11-20 hours4710.1
6) More than 20 hours81.7
Missing10 
TOTAL464100.0
96) 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 hours14331.2
2) 1-2 hours12026.1
3) 3-5 hours10923.7
4) 6-10 hours5311.5
5) 11-20 hours204.4
6) More than 20 hours143.1
Missing15 
TOTAL459100.0
97) 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 organizaiton which took place in a home or other facility away from your church? (HRRELG)
TOTAL%
1) 0 hours26357.3
2) 1-2 hours8518.5
3) 3-5 hours6313.7
4) 6-10 hours316.8
5) 11-20 hours122.6
6) More than 20 hours51.1
Missing15 
TOTAL459100.0
98) 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 hours17438.0
2) 1-2 hours10422.7
3) 3-5 hours9119.9
4) 6-10 hours439.4
5) 11-20 hours306.6
6) More than 20 hours163.5
Missing16 
TOTAL458100.0
99) How old were you when you first began attending a Presbyterian church? (AGEPCUSE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL46620.29218
100) Including your current congregation, how many congregations have you ever belonged to? (NUMCONG)
TOTAL%
0) 71.5
1) 6914.9
2) 13028.0
3) 9921.3
4) 5411.6
5) 469.9
6) 255.4
7) 132.8
8) 61.3
9) 10.2
10) 61.3
12) 51.1
15) 10.2
16) 10.2
20) 10.2
Missing10 
TOTAL464100.0
101) Of these, how many are/have been Presbyterian? (NUMPRES)
TOTAL%
0) 184.2
1) 17440.5
2) 11526.7
3) 5312.3
4) 317.2
5) 163.7
6) 102.3
7) 71.6
8) 20.5
9) 10.2
10) 10.2
12) 10.2
15) 10.2
Missing44 
TOTAL430100.0
102) In what religious denomination were you raised? (Check only one. If you were part of more than one denomination as a child, answer by putting a check by the one that influenced you most.) (DENRAISE)
TOTAL%
1) Baptist5411.5
2) Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)81.7
3) Episcopal122.6
4) Lutheran234.9
5) Methodist7616.2
6) Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), PCUS, UPCUSA, or UPCNA19240.9
7) Other Presbyterian (specify)51.1
8) Reformed132.8
9) Roman Catholic234.9
10) UCC (United Church or Christ/Congregational)204.3
11) Independent or Non-denominational81.7
12) None81.7
13) Other (specify)286.0
Missing4 
TOTAL470100.0
103) Approximately how frequently do you engage in the following activities? Read the Bible privately (BIBLEPRI)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/almost daily9721.3
2) Several times a week7817.1
3) Weekly5111.2
4) Several times a month4910.7
5) Once a month296.4
6) Less than once a month10923.9
7) Never439.4
Missing18 
TOTAL456100.0
104) Approximately how frequently do you engage in the following activities? Read the Bible with family or friends (BIBLEOTH)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/almost daily92.2
2) Several times a week143.4
3) Weekly7618.4
4) Several times a month5212.6
5) Once a month368.7
6) Less than once a month8420.3
7) Never14334.5
Missing60 
TOTAL414100.0
105) Approximately how frequently do you engage in the following activities? Attend a Bible study group (BIBLESTY)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/almost daily20.5
2) Several times a week20.5
3) Weekly10624.9
4) Several times a month4310.1
5) Once a month5512.9
6) Less than once a month5913.9
7) Never15837.2
Missing49 
TOTAL425100.0
106) Approximately how frequently do you engage in the following activities? Read other devotional materials or religious books (DEVOTMAT)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/almost daily8318.1
2) Several times a week5712.4
3) Weekly418.9
4) Several times a month7516.3
5) Once a month4710.2
6) Less than once a month10122.0
7) Never5512.0
Missing15 
TOTAL459100.0
107) Approximately how frequently do you engage in the following activities? Pray privately (PRAYPRI)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/almost daily33972.6
2) Several times a week6614.1
3) Weekly153.2
4) Several times a month265.6
5) Once a month61.3
6) Less than once a month102.1
7) Never51.1
Missing7 
TOTAL467100.0
108) Approximately how frequently do you engage in the following activities? Pray with family or friends (PRAYOTH)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/almost daily9822.8
2) Several times a week5713.3
3) Weekly8820.5
4) Several times a month4510.5
5) Once a month266.0
6) Less than once a month5212.1
7) Never6414.9
Missing44 
TOTAL430100.0
109) Approximately how frequently do you engage in the following activities? Attend a prayer group (PRAYGRP)
TOTAL%
2) Several times a week30.8
3) Weekly4812.2
4) Several times a month143.5
5) Once a month194.8
6) Less than once a month5313.4
7) Never25865.3
Missing79 
TOTAL395100.0
110) Approximately how frequently do you engage in the following activities? Use the Internet, in general (GINTERNT)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/almost daily23655.1
2) Several times a week6114.3
3) Weekly276.3
4) Several times a month174.0
5) Once a month61.4
6) Less than once a month184.2
7) Never6314.7
Missing46 
TOTAL428100.0
111) Approximately how frequently do you engage in the following activities? Send and receive email (EMAIL)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/almost daily24557.4
2) Several times a week5913.8
3) Weekly225.2
4) Several times a month204.7
5) Once a month40.9
6) Less than once a month143.3
7) Never6314.8
Missing47 
TOTAL427100.0
112) Approximately how frequently do you engage in the following activities? Use the Internet for religious/spiritual purposes (RINTERNT)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/almost daily245.8
2) Several times a week204.8
3) Weekly194.6
4) Several times a month297.0
5) Once a month256.0
6) Less than once a month8219.7
7) Never21752.2
Missing58 
TOTAL416100.0
113) Approximately how frequently do you engage in the following activities? Say grace before meals (SAYGRACE)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/almost daily22850.0
2) Several times a week5411.8
3) Weekly194.2
4) Several times a month398.6
5) Once a month235.0
6) Less than once a month6614.5
7) Never275.9
Missing18 
TOTAL456100.0
114) Which of the following terms best describes your current stand on theological issues? (ISSUES)
TOTAL%
1) Very conservative306.5
2) Conservative16836.3
3) Moderate18139.1
4) Liberal6013.0
5) Very liberal245.2
Missing11 
TOTAL463100.0
115) Have you ever tried to encourage someone to believe in Jesus Christ or to accept Him as a personal savior? (JESUS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes29864.4
2) No16535.6
Missing11 
TOTAL463100.0
116) 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) Yes22849.6
2) No23250.4
Missing14 
TOTAL460100.0
117) If you say you have had a conversion experience -- that is, a turning point in your life when you committed yourself to Christ -- how old were you when this happened? (AGEEXPER)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL21922.08716
118) In the last year, have you invited someone to attend worship at your congregation? (INVITEW)
TOTAL%
1) Yes30966.3
2) No15733.7
Missing8 
TOTAL466100.0
119) If you have invited someone to attend worship at your congregation, how many people would you estimate you have invited in the last year? (NUMINVIT)
TOTAL%
1) 14014.5
2) 27527.3
3) 34416.0
4) 43512.7
5) 5269.5
6) 6207.3
7) 731.1
8) 831.1
10) 10196.9
11) 1110.4
12) 1220.7
15) 1510.4
20) 2031.1
25) 2510.4
30) 3010.4
97) A few-several10.4
Missing199 
TOTAL275100.0
120) Which statement comes closest to your view of the Bible? (BIBLE)
TOTAL%
1) The Bible is the word of God, to be taken literally word for word.8017.3
2) The Bible is the word of God, to be interpreted in the light of its historical and cultural context.18740.4
3) The Bible is the word of God, to be interpreted in the light of its historical context and the Church's teachings.15032.4
4) The Bible is not the word of God, but contains God's word to us.367.8
5) The Bible is not the word of God but is a valuable book.81.7
6) The Bible is an ancient book with little value today.10.2
7) Don't know10.2
Missing11 
TOTAL463100.0
121) 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 agree32870.5
2) Agree9019.4
3) Neutral or not sure449.5
4) Disagree30.6
Missing9 
TOTAL465100.0
122) 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 agree25655.5
2) Agree7816.9
3) Neutral or not sure10322.3
4) Disagree173.7
5) Strongly disagree71.5
Missing13 
TOTAL461100.0
123) 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 agree6013.2
2) Agree10623.3
3) Neutral or not sure8719.1
4) Disagree14331.4
5) Strongly disagree5913.0
Missing19 
TOTAL455100.0
124) 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 agree286.1
2) Agree9621.0
3) Neutral or not sure10122.1
4) Disagree12928.2
5) Strongly disagree10322.5
Missing17 
TOTAL457100.0
125) 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 agree20945.5
2) Agree9821.4
3) Neutral or not sure8017.4
4) Disagree5111.1
5) Strongly disagree214.6
Missing15 
TOTAL459100.0
126) Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with each of the following statements. Only followers of Jesus Christ can be saved. (FOLLOWER)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree13428.9
2) Agree6914.9
3) Neutral or not sure10622.9
4) Disagree9320.1
5) Strongly disagree6113.2
Missing11 
TOTAL463100.0
127) Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with each of the following statements. It is important to share my faith with other people. (SHARE)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree17137.0
2) Agree20945.2
3) Neutral or not sure6514.1
4) Disagree122.6
5) Strongly disagree51.1
Missing12 
TOTAL462100.0
128) Listed below are a number of statements concerning church membership. For each, indicate your level of agreement or disagreement by checking the box in the appropriate column. Being part of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) is an important part of my identity as a Christian. (IDPCUSA)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree12827.5
2) Agree19040.8
3) Neutral or not sure8317.8
4) Disagree4710.1
5) Strongly disagree183.9
Missing8 
TOTAL466100.0
129) Listed below are a number of statements concerning church membership. For each, indicate your level of agreement or disagreement by checking the box in the appropriate column. While they may have disagreements from time to time, Christians should remain loyal to one denomination throughout their adult lives. (LOYALDEN)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree91.9
2) Agree5411.7
3) Neutral or not sure14230.7
4) Disagree21145.7
5) Strongly disagree4610.0
Missing12 
TOTAL462100.0
130) Listed below are a number of statements concerning church membership. For each, indicate your level of agreement or disagreement by checking the box in the appropriate column. There are several other denominations where I could belong and be just as satisfied. (DENOMSAT)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree5812.6
2) Agree20945.3
3) Neutral or not sure12727.5
4) Disagree5311.5
5) Strongly disagree143.0
Missing13 
TOTAL461100.0
131) Listed below are a number of statements concerning church membership. For each, indicate your level of agreement or disagreement by checking the box in the appropriate column. The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) has a clearer understanding of the church's mission in the world today than do most other denominations. (MISPCUSA)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree153.3
2) Agree7015.3
3) Neutral or not sure24252.8
4) Disagree11124.2
5) Strongly disagree204.4
Missing16 
TOTAL458100.0
132) Listed below are a number of statements concerning church membership. For each, indicate your level of agreement or disagreement by checking the box in the appropriate column. I have a sense of excitement about the future of my congregation. (EXCITFUT)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree9520.6
2) Agree22348.3
3) Neutral or not sure9119.7
4) Disagree398.4
5) Strongly disagree143.0
Missing12 
TOTAL462100.0
133) Listed below are a number of statements concerning church membership. For each, indicate your level of agreement or disagreement by checking the box in the appropriate column. I have a sense of excitement about the future of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). (FUTPCUSA)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree347.4
2) Agree14932.3
3) Neutral or not sure21546.5
4) Disagree4810.4
5) Strongly disagree163.5
Missing12 
TOTAL462100.0
134) Would you personally like to see the PC(USA) permit sexually active gay and lesbian persons to be ordained to the office of deacon? (GAYDEAC)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, definitely7816.7
2) Yes, probably8718.6
3) Not sure5010.7
4) No, probably not7916.9
5) No, definitely not17337.0
Missing7 
TOTAL467100.0
135) Would you personally like to see the PC(USA) permit sexually active gay and lesbian persons to be ordained to the office of elder? (GAYELDER)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, definitely7716.5
2) Yes, probably8117.3
3) Not sure5411.6
4) No, probably not7315.6
5) No, definitely not18239.0
Missing7 
TOTAL467100.0
136) Would you personally like to see the PC(USA) permit sexually active gay and lesbian persons to be ordained to the office of minister of the Word and Sacrament? (GAYMIN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, definitely6714.3
2) Yes, probably5311.3
3) Not sure5712.2
4) No, probably not6213.3
5) No, definitely not22848.8
Missing7 
TOTAL467100.0
137) Please indicate whether you agree or disagree with each statement. Gay partners who make a legal commitment to each other should be entitled to the same rights and benefits as couples in traditional marriages. (GPARBEN)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree7115.3
2) Agree9019.4
3) Neutral or not sure7015.1
4) Disagree9019.4
5) Strongly disagree14330.8
Missing10 
TOTAL464100.0
138) Please indicate whether you agree or disagree with each statement. Presbyterian ministers should be prohibited from performing ceremonies that bless the union between two people of the same sex. (SSUNION)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree17337.0
2) Agree7015.0
3) Neutral or not sure7616.3
4) Disagree6714.3
5) Strongly disagree8117.3
Missing7 
TOTAL467100.0
139) Please indicate whether you agree or disagree with each statement. It should be OK for two people of the same sex to hold a union ceremony in a Presbyterian church. (UNIONCER)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree5612.0
2) Agree7015.0
3) Neutral or not sure7015.0
4) Disagree8418.0
5) Strongly disagree18639.9
Missing8 
TOTAL466100.0
140) Please indicate whether you agree or disagree with each statement. In general, a person who has sex with someone of the same sex is committing a sin. (SAMESEX)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree14631.5
2) Agree7616.4
3) Neutral or not sure10522.6
4) Disagree6614.2
5) Strongly disagree7115.3
Missing10 
TOTAL464100.0
141) Please indicate whether you agree or disagree with each statement. Same-sex couples should be allowed to marry. (SSMARRY)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree429.4
2) Agree4510.1
3) Neutral or not sure7316.3
4) Disagree9521.3
5) Strongly disagree19243.0
Missing27 
TOTAL447100.0
142) Please indicate whether you agree or disagree with each statement. Decisions on ordination to the ministry of the Word and Sacrament of sexually active gay and lesbian persons should be left for each presbytery to make on a case-by-case basis. (GAYORDIN)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree173.7
2) Agree7215.5
3) Neutral or not sure8418.1
4) Disagree9821.1
5) Strongly disagree19341.6
Missing10 
TOTAL464100.0
143) Please indicate whether you agree or disagree with each statement. Same-sex couples should be allowed to adopt children. (ADPTCHLD)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree6213.3
2) Agree9720.8
3) Neutral or not sure10823.2
4) Disagree8017.2
5) Strongly disagree11925.5
Missing8 
TOTAL466100.0
144) Please indicate whether you agree or disagree with each statement. I would be comfortable with a pastor who is gay or lesbian. (GAYPASTR)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree4910.6
2) Agree6614.2
3) Neutral or not sure7115.3
4) Disagree6914.9
5) Strongly disagree20945.0
Missing10 
TOTAL464100.0
145) What is your sex? (SEX)
TOTAL%
1) Female29963.8
2) Male17036.2
Missing5 
TOTAL469100.0
146) What is your present age? (AGE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL46959.48416
147) 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 farm4910.6
2) On a farm102.2
3) In a small city or town (under 50,000 population)15032.4
4) In a medium-size city (50,000-250,000 population)8718.8
5) In a suburb near a medium-size city4710.2
6) In a large city (over 250,000 population)469.9
7) In a suburb near a large city7416.0
Missing11 
TOTAL463100.0
148) Which of the categories below most closely describes the place where your congregation is located? (CONGLOC)
TOTAL%
1) In open country, but not on a farm143.1
2) On a farm30.7
3) In a small city or town (under 50,000 population)17238.2
4) In a medium-size city (50,000-250,000 population)10423.1
5) In a suburb near a medium-size city368.0
6) In a large city (over 250,000 population)6113.6
7) In a suburb near a large city6013.3
Missing24 
TOTAL450100.0
149) What is your present marital status? (MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Married34977.7
2) Not married10022.3
Missing25 
TOTAL449100.0
150) If not currently married; have you ever been married? (MARRY)
TOTAL%
1) No, never married3831.7
2) Yes, am now widowed5747.5
3) Yes, am now divorced2218.3
4) Yes, am both widowed and divorced32.5
Missing354 
TOTAL120100.0
151) If currently married: have you had a previous marriage (or marriages)? (PREMARRY)
TOTAL%
1) No25976.6
2) Yes, was widowed133.8
3) Yes, was divorced6418.9
4) Yes, was both widowed and divorced20.6
Missing136 
TOTAL338100.0
152) Please indicate the faith or denomination in which your husband or wife was raised (if more than one, select the one in which she or he was most involved). (SFAITH)
TOTAL%
1) Baptist4914.2
2) Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)92.6
3) Episcopal154.3
4) Lutheran246.9
5) Methodist5816.8
6) Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), PCUS, UPCUSA, or UPCNA9527.5
8) Reformed102.9
9) Roman Catholic4412.7
10) UCC (United Church of Christ/Congregational)195.5
11) Independent or non-denominational20.6
12) None61.7
13) Other (specify)154.3
Missing128 
TOTAL346100.0
153) Please indicate the faith or denomination in which your husband or wife is currently affiliated. (SFAITH2)
TOTAL%
1) Baptist20.6
2) Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)10.3
3) Episcopal20.6
4) Lutheran20.6
5) Methodist41.2
6) Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), PCUS, UPCUSA, or UPCNA29287.7
8) Reformed10.3
9) Roman Catholic82.4
10) UCC (United Church of Christ/Congregational)10.3
12) Other (specify)144.2
13) None61.8
Missing141 
TOTAL333100.0
154) How often does your husband or wife attend Sunday worship at your congregation? (SWORSHP)
TOTAL%
1) Never133.9
2) Less than once a year51.5
3) About once or twice a year185.4
4) Several times a year329.5
5) About once a month72.1
6) 2-3 times a month4413.1
7) Nearly every week11935.4
8) Every week9829.2
Missing138 
TOTAL336100.0
155) How often does your husband or wife attend Sunday worship at another congregation? (SWORSHP2)
TOTAL%
1) Never6843.9
2) Less than once a year2314.8
3) About once or twice a year2314.8
4) Several times a year2113.5
5) About once a month21.3
6) 2-3 times a month53.2
7) Nearly every week21.3
8) Every week117.1
Missing319 
TOTAL155100.0
156) How many children do you have? (If none, write 0.) Include any legally adopted children; exclude stepchildren unless legally adopted. (CHILDREN)
TOTAL%
0) None6514.1
1) 14710.2
2) 216736.2
3) 310823.4
4) 45511.9
5) 5122.6
6) 651.1
7) 720.4
Missing13 
TOTAL461100.0
157) Please indicate your employment status. Employed full-time (FULL)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked30865.5
1) Checked16234.5
Missing4 
TOTAL470100.0
158) Please indicate your employment status. Employed part-time (PART)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked43091.5
1) Checked408.5
Missing4 
TOTAL470100.0
159) Please indicate your employment status. Self-employed (SELF)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked43993.2
1) Checked326.8
Missing3 
TOTAL471100.0
160) Please indicate your employment status. Unemployed (UNEMPLOY)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked46398.3
1) Checked81.7
Missing3 
TOTAL471100.0
161) Please indicate your employment status. Retired (RETIRED)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked27558.4
1) Checked19641.6
Missing3 
TOTAL471100.0
162) Please indicate your employment status. Full-time homemaker (HOMEMAK)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked41588.1
1) Checked5611.9
Missing3 
TOTAL471100.0
163) Please indicate your employment status. Student (STUDENT)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked45496.4
1) Checked173.6
Missing3 
TOTAL471100.0
164) Please indicate your employment status. Other (specify) (EMPL_OTH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked46598.7
1) Checked61.3
Missing3 
TOTAL471100.0
165) Please indicate your spouse's employment status. Employed full-time (SFULL)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked34473.0
1) Checked12727.0
Missing3 
TOTAL471100.0
166) Please indicate your spouse's employment status. Employed part-time (SPART)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked44794.9
1) Checked245.1
Missing3 
TOTAL471100.0
167) Please indicate your spouse's employment status. Self-employed (SSELF)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked43592.4
1) Checked367.6
Missing3 
TOTAL471100.0
168) Please indicate your spouse's employment status. Unemployed (SUNEMPLY)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked46698.9
1) Checked51.1
Missing3 
TOTAL471100.0
169) Please indicate your spouse's employment status. Retired (SRETIRED)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked33470.9
1) Checked13729.1
Missing3 
TOTAL471100.0
170) Please indicate your spouse's employment status. Full-time homemaker (SHOMEMAK)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked43993.2
1) Checked326.8
Missing3 
TOTAL471100.0
171) Please indicate your spouse's employment status. Student (SSTUDENT)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked46999.6
1) Checked20.4
Missing3 
TOTAL471100.0
172) Please indicate your spouse's employment status. Other (specify) (SOTHER)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked46398.3
1) Checked81.7
Missing3 
TOTAL471100.0
173) If you are employed full-time, part-time, or self-employed, please indicate the average hours worked per week over the last year. (HRWK)
TOTAL%
0) 166.3
1) 10.4
4) 10.4
5) 83.1
6) 10.4
8) 20.8
10) 62.4
12) 10.4
15) 31.2
16) 10.4
18) 10.4
20) 124.7
21) 10.4
22) 10.4
24) 52.0
25) 31.2
27) 20.8
30) 114.3
32) 10.4
35) 72.7
37) 10.4
38) 52.0
40) 6425.1
42) 62.4
44) 20.8
45) 155.9
48) 31.2
50) 4015.7
55) 103.9
58) 10.4
60) 166.3
65) 41.6
68) 10.4
70) 10.4
73) 10.4
99) 10.4
Missing219 
TOTAL255100.0
174) 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) 157.5
1) 10.5
3) 10.5
4) 10.5
5) 31.5
6) 10.5
8) 21.0
10) 21.0
14) 21.0
15) 21.0
16) 10.5
18) 21.0
20) 73.5
23) 10.5
24) 10.5
25) 10.5
26) 10.5
30) 52.5
32) 42.0
35) 52.5
40) 5426.9
42) 21.0
45) 126.0
48) 21.0
50) 3316.4
53) 10.5
55) 105.0
56) 10.5
60) 157.5
65) 21.0
70) 63.0
80) 10.5
90) 31.5
99) 10.5
Missing273 
TOTAL201100.0
175) What is the highest level of education completed by you? (EDUC)
TOTAL%
1) 8th grade or less20.4
2) Some high school71.5
3) High school diploma398.3
4) Some college, but no degree8017.1
5) Associate's degree255.3
6) Bachelor's degree12326.2
7) Some graduate work377.9
8) Graduate degree15633.3
Missing5 
TOTAL469100.0
176) What is the highest level of education completed by your spouse? (SEDUC)
TOTAL%
1) 8th grade or less20.6
2) Some high school30.8
3) High school diploma3710.4
4) Some college, but no degree3610.1
5) Associate's degree267.3
6) Bachelor's degree10028.2
7) Some graduate work3710.4
8) Graduate degree11432.1
Missing119 
TOTAL355100.0
177) 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) I live alone8718.5
2) Two of us24051.1
3) Three of us5211.1
4) Four of us6012.8
5) Five of us224.7
6) Six of us30.6
7) Seven or more of us20.4
8) Not applicable (I live in a dormitory, nursing home or other institutional housing40.9
Missing4 
TOTAL470100.0
178) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are aged under 6 years? (AGE6)
TOTAL%
0) None/blank11875.6
1) One2113.5
2) Two159.6
3) Three21.3
Missing318 
TOTAL156100.0
179) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are aged 6–12 years? (AGE12)
TOTAL%
0) None/blank11569.7
1) One3118.8
2) Two169.7
3) Three31.8
Missing309 
TOTAL165100.0
180) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are aged 13–17 years? (AGE17)
TOTAL%
0) None/blank11365.7
1) One3822.1
2) Two1911.0
3) Three21.2
Missing302 
TOTAL172100.0
181) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are aged 18–24 years? (AGE24)
TOTAL%
0) None/blank11579.9
1) One2416.7
2) Two53.5
Missing330 
TOTAL144100.0
182) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are aged 25 years and over? (AGE25)
TOTAL%
0) None/blank20.4
1) One8919.3
2) Two34975.7
3) Three183.9
4) Four20.4
5) Five10.2
Missing13 
TOTAL461100.0
183) 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 alone7917.3
2) A single parent, living with one or more children61.3
3) A married couple, no children in household22048.1
4) A married couple, living with one or more children12928.2
5) Some other arrangement (please describe your household here)235.0
Missing17 
TOTAL457100.0
184) Generally speaking, do you think of yourself as a Democrat, Independent, Republican, or other? (PARTYID)
TOTAL%
1) Democrat12326.7
2) Independent8217.8
3) Republican24553.1
4) Other (specify)112.4
Missing13 
TOTAL461100.0
185) What is your race or origin? White or Caucasian (RACE)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked132.8
1) Checked45897.2
Missing3 
TOTAL471100.0
186) What is your race or origin? Black or African American (RACE2)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked46698.9
1) Checked51.1
Missing3 
TOTAL471100.0
187) What is your race or origin? Indian (American) or Alaska native (RACE3)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked46598.7
1) Checked61.3
Missing3 
TOTAL471100.0
188) What is your race or origin? Asian or Pacific Islander (RACE4)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked46799.2
1) Checked40.8
Missing3 
TOTAL471100.0
189) What is your race or origin? Hispanic, Latino/a, or Spanish origin (RACE5)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked46899.4
1) Checked30.6
Missing3 
TOTAL471100.0
190) What is your race or origin? Some other race (specify) (RACE6)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked46999.6
1) Checked20.4
Missing3 
TOTAL471100.0
191) 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) Yes39784.6
2) No6714.3
3) Don't know51.1
Missing5 
TOTAL469100.0
192) Which of these categories best describes your total family income from all sources, before taxes, during 2004? (If you live alone, or with non-relatives, answer in terms of your own personal income.) (INCOME)
TOTAL%
1) Less than $10,00030.7
2) $10,000-$14,99971.7
3) $15,000-$19,99981.9
4) $20,000-$29,999348.2
5) $30,000-$39,999276.5
6) $40,000-$49,999317.5
7) $50,000-$59,9994210.1
8) $60,000-$69,9994210.1
9) $70,000-$79,999389.2
10) $80,000-$89,999307.2
11) $90,000-$99,999286.8
12) $100,000-$124,9994510.9
13) $125,000-$149,999245.8
14) $150,000-$199,999153.6
15) $200,000-$249,999102.4
16) $250,000 or more307.2
Missing60 
TOTAL414100.0
193) During the calendar year 2004, did you or other family members in your household contribute any money to each of the following? To your congregation, in regular giving (not including special offerings or contributions to a capital campaign). (GIVING)
TOTAL%
1) Yes44997.6
2) No112.4
Missing14 
TOTAL460100.0
194) Write your best estimate of the amount given. (AMTGIVE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL3948351.77471086
195) During the calendar year 2004, did you or other family members in your household contribute any money to each of the following? To your congregation, in giving to a special capital campaign, for example for a new or remodeled building, or for a new program for the church. (CAPCAMP)
TOTAL%
1) Yes21349.1
2) No22150.9
Missing40 
TOTAL434100.0
196) Write your best estimate of the amount given. (AMTCAP)
TOTAL%
0) None105.8
5) 510.6
15) 1510.6
20) 2010.6
25) 2510.6
40) 4010.6
50) 5031.8
60) 6021.2
100) 1002011.7
120) 12010.6
150) 15031.8
200) 200137.6
250) 25010.6
300) 30052.9
350) 35010.6
400) 40031.8
500) 500169.4
600) 60042.3
700) 70021.2
800) 80021.2
1000) 10001911.1
1200) 120074.1
1280) 128010.6
1500) 150031.8
1800) 180010.6
2000) 200052.9
2100) 210021.2
2200) 220021.2
2400) 240042.3
2500) 250010.6
2600) 260010.6
2700) 270010.6
2800) 280010.6
3000) 300074.1
3333) 333310.6
3500) 350010.6
4000) 400010.6
5000) 500063.5
6000) 600010.6
7000) 700010.6
10000) 1000063.5
19000) 1900010.6
20000) 2000010.6
25000) 2500010.6
30000) 3000010.6
75000) 7500010.6
999999) Don't know31.8
Missing303 
TOTAL171100.0
197) During the calendar year 2004, did you or other family members in your household contribute any money to each of the following? To your congregation, in response to a special appeal for a ministry supported by the congregation, presbytery, or Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), including the denomination-wide special offerings -- One Great Hour of Sharing, Pentecost, Peacemaking, and Christmas Joy. (SPECAPP)
TOTAL%
1) Yes34979.7
2) No8920.3
Missing36 
TOTAL438100.0
198) Write your best estimate of the amount given. (AMTSPEC)
TOTAL%
0) None20.7
5) 520.7
10) 1051.7
20) 20103.4
25) 25165.5
30) 3062.0
37) 3710.3
40) 4020.7
50) 503311.3
60) 6020.7
75) 7551.7
80) 8020.7
85) 8510.3
95) 9510.3
100) 1006923.5
125) 12510.3
130) 13010.3
150) 150134.4
200) 2004716.0
250) 25082.7
300) 300124.1
336) 33610.3
350) 35010.3
400) 40072.4
410) 41010.3
500) 500206.8
535) 53510.3
550) 55010.3
600) 60051.7
750) 75010.3
800) 80010.3
1000) 100041.4
1400) 140010.3
2000) 200010.3
3000) 300020.7
3025) 302510.3
5000) 500010.3
8000) 800010.3
999999) Don't know41.4
Missing181 
TOTAL293100.0
199) During the calendar year 2004, did you or other family members in your household contribute any money to each of the following? To the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) directly, for any of its programs, such as Disaster Assistance, the Hunger Program, missions or missionaries, etc. (PCUSADIR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes21049.3
2) No21650.7
Missing48 
TOTAL426100.0
200) Write your best estimate of the amount given. (AMTPCUSA)
TOTAL%
0) None147.9
10) 1063.4
15) 1521.1
20) 2074.0
25) 25179.6
30) 3021.1
40) 4021.1
50) 502614.7
70) 7010.6
75) 7510.6
100) 1003720.9
125) 12510.6
135) 13510.6
150) 15095.1
200) 2002111.9
250) 25021.1
300) 30052.8
400) 40031.7
420) 42010.6
500) 50021.1
600) 60010.6
900) 90010.6
1000) 100031.7
1200) 120021.1
1300) 130010.6
2000) 200010.6
2500) 250010.6
2637) 263710.6
3000) 300021.1
4000) 400010.6
5000) 500010.6
5200) 520010.6
999999) Don't know10.6
Missing297 
TOTAL177100.0
201) During the calendar year 2004, did you or other family members in your household contribute any money to each of the following? To all religious groups or religious causes outside the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)? (OUTPCUSA)
TOTAL%
1) Yes20748.7
2) No21851.3
Missing49 
TOTAL425100.0
202) Write your best estimate of the amount given. (ALLCAUSE)
TOTAL%
0) None157.9
20) 2052.6
25) 2542.1
30) 3010.5
40) 4010.5
50) 50147.4
75) 7521.1
100) 1003015.8
145) 14510.5
150) 15073.7
200) 200168.4
220) 22010.5
250) 25010.5
265) 26510.5
275) 27510.5
300) 30094.7
336) 33610.5
350) 35010.5
400) 40031.6
450) 45021.1
500) 5002513.2
600) 60042.1
700) 70010.5
750) 75010.5
800) 80010.5
1000) 100094.7
1500) 150031.6
1920) 192010.5
2000) 200052.6
2300) 230010.5
2500) 250010.5
3000) 300042.1
3500) 350010.5
3775) 377510.5
4000) 400010.5
4425) 442510.5
5000) 500010.5
6000) 600010.5
7000) 700010.5
10000) 1000021.1
12000) 1200021.1
14000) 1400010.5
15000) 1500010.5
16000) 1600010.5
23000) 2300010.5
999999) Don't know31.6
Missing284 
TOTAL190100.0
203) During the calendar year 2004, did you or other family members in your household contribute any money to each of the following? To non-religious charities, community organizations, or social causes? (NONRELIG)
TOTAL%
1) Yes40691.2
2) No398.8
Missing29 
TOTAL445100.0
204) Write your best estimate of the amount given. (AMTNOREL)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL3499988.99792365
205) State (STATE)
206) Region of residents (REGION)
TOTAL%
1) Northeast6914.6
2) Midwest12927.4
3) South20944.4
4) West6413.6
Missing3 
TOTAL471100.0
207) I-AGE: What is your present age? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-AGE)
TOTAL%
1) Less than 406413.6
2) 40-496313.4
3) 50-6413528.8
4) 65+20744.1
Missing5 
TOTAL469100.0
208) I-GENDER: What is your sex? (for use with online analysis) (I-GENDER)
TOTAL%
1) Female29963.8
2) Male17036.2
Missing5 
TOTAL469100.0
209) 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) Democrat12326.7
2) Independent8217.8
3) Republican24553.1
4) Other (specify)112.4
Missing13 
TOTAL461100.0
210) I-INCOME: Which of these categories best describes your total family income from all sources, before taxes, during 2004? (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 $20,000184.3
2) $20K-$49,9999222.2
3) $50K-$99,99918043.5
4) $100K+12430.0
Missing60 
TOTAL414100.0
211) I-REGION: Region of residents (for use with online analysis) (I-REGION)
TOTAL%
1) Northeast6914.6
2) Midwest12927.4
3) South20944.4
4) West6413.6
Missing3 
TOTAL471100.0