Presbyterian Panel Survey, May 2006 - Issues in the PC(USA), Clergy

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All frequencies are raw numbers (no weights used).
1) Identification number (CODE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL9796147.488682
2) Please indicate whether you agree or disagree with each of the following statements on matters of faith. My faith is in the God of Israel who raised Jesus Christ bodily from the dead. (Q1RAISED)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree68470.2
2) Agree20721.3
3) Neutral or not sure394.0
4) Disagree373.8
5) Strongly disagree70.7
Missing5 
TOTAL974100.0
3) Please indicate whether you agree or disagree with each of the following statements on matters of faith. Jesus is the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father except through him. (Q1JESUS)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree50451.9
2) Agree23023.7
3) Neutral or not sure11912.2
4) Disagree868.8
5) Strongly disagree333.4
Missing7 
TOTAL972100.0
4) Please indicate whether you agree or disagree with each of the following statements on matters of faith. Salvation rests not in any merit of our own but in the sovereign love of God that has been made known to us in Jesus Christ. (Q1SALVAT)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree83085.1
2) Agree12913.2
3) Neutral or not sure111.1
4) Disagree10.1
5) Strongly disagree40.4
Missing4 
TOTAL975100.0
5) Please indicate whether you agree or disagree with each of the following statements on matters of faith. The love of God extends to all people regardless of their religious perspective. (Q1RELPER)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree82585.1
2) Agree919.4
3) Neutral or not sure212.2
4) Disagree161.7
5) Strongly disagree161.7
Missing10 
TOTAL969100.0
6) Please indicate whether you agree or disagree with each of the following statements on matters of faith. The love of God extends to all people regardless of their social/economic class. (Q1SES)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree92595.3
2) Agree454.6
5) Strongly disagree10.1
Missing8 
TOTAL971100.0
7) Please indicate whether you agree or disagree with each of the following statements on matters of faith. The love of God extends to all people regardless of their race or ethnicity. (Q1RACE)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree92695.4
2) Agree444.5
5) Strongly disagree10.1
Missing8 
TOTAL971100.0
8) Please indicate whether you agree or disagree with each of the following statements on matters of faith. The love of God extends to all people regardless of their sex/gender. (Q1SEX)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree92595.2
2) Agree444.5
3) Neutral or not sure20.2
5) Strongly disagree10.1
Missing7 
TOTAL972100.0
9) Please indicate whether you agree or disagree with each of the following statements on matters of faith. The love of God extends to all people regardless of their sexual orientation. (Q1SEXOR)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree88591.2
2) Agree596.1
3) Neutral or not sure101.0
4) Disagree90.9
5) Strongly disagree70.7
Missing9 
TOTAL970100.0
10) Please indicate whether you agree or disagree with each of the following statements concerning the Bible. The Bible is the true Word of God. (Q2WORD)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree55857.4
2) Agree29230.0
3) Neutral or not sure616.3
4) Disagree495.0
5) Strongly disagree121.2
Missing7 
TOTAL972100.0
11) Please indicate whether you agree or disagree with each of the following statements concerning the Bible. The Bible is a reliable guide in matters pertaining to salvation. (Q2SALVAT)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree60662.5
2) Agree31132.1
3) Neutral or not sure333.4
4) Disagree121.2
5) Strongly disagree70.7
Missing10 
TOTAL969100.0
12) Please indicate whether you agree or disagree with each of the following statements concerning the Bible. The Bible is a light in a world of moral obscurity. (Q2MORAL)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree54957.0
2) Agree32433.6
3) Neutral or not sure646.6
4) Disagree202.1
5) Strongly disagree60.6
Missing16 
TOTAL963100.0
13) Please indicate whether you agree or disagree with each of the following statements concerning the Bible. The Bible is a measure of what is theologically truthful and spiritually life-giving. (Q2LIFEG)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree59561.9
2) Agree30031.2
3) Neutral or not sure444.6
4) Disagree171.8
5) Strongly disagree50.5
Missing18 
TOTAL961100.0
14) Please indicate whether you agree or disagree with each of the following statements concerning the Bible. Individual freedom of conscience in the interpretation of the Bible is an absolute right for church officers (deacons, elders, and ministers). (Q2OFFIC)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree29530.5
2) Agree28329.3
3) Neutral or not sure10310.7
4) Disagree19720.4
5) Strongly disagree899.2
Missing12 
TOTAL967100.0
15) Please indicate whether you agree or disagree with each of the following statements concerning the Bible. Freedom of conscience in the interpretation of the Bible by church officers should be subject to church standards. (Q2STAND)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree25526.6
2) Agree39841.5
3) Neutral or not sure14815.4
4) Disagree10410.8
5) Strongly disagree555.7
Missing19 
TOTAL960100.0
16) Indicate whether you agree or disagree with each of the following statements on matters within the PC(USA). Presbyterians should step back from controversies that threaten the peace, unity, and purity of the church and take time to seek the truth together. (Q3CONTRO)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree25626.3
2) Agree37538.5
3) Neutral or not sure9710.0
4) Disagree17718.2
5) Strongly disagree687.0
Missing6 
TOTAL973100.0
17) Indicate whether you agree or disagree with each of the following statements on matters within the PC(USA). Despite our differences, people from the whole spectrum of positions on contested issues are called to be part of the PC(USA). (Q3DIFFER)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree43444.6
2) Agree32533.4
3) Neutral or not sure818.3
4) Disagree11011.3
5) Strongly disagree242.5
Missing5 
TOTAL974100.0
18) Indicate whether you agree or disagree with each of the following statements on matters within the PC(USA). What the Bible says about same-sex relationships does not settle the question about whether practicing gays and lesbians may be ordained. (Q3GAYORD)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree30431.3
2) Agree22122.8
3) Neutral or not sure697.1
4) Disagree12512.9
5) Strongly disagree25125.9
Missing9 
TOTAL970100.0
19) Indicate whether you agree or disagree with each of the following statements on matters within the PC(USA). In general, Presbyterians on all sides of the debate on sexuality, ordination, and same-sex relationships are sincere and trying to be guided by Scripture. (Q3SCRIPT)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree16817.2
2) Agree38139.1
3) Neutral or not sure17517.9
4) Disagree18719.2
5) Strongly disagree646.6
Missing4 
TOTAL975100.0
20) Indicate whether you agree or disagree with each of the following statements on matters within the PC(USA). Every member of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) should try to live in harmony with other members of the denomination and avoid actions that might divide the PC(USA). (Q3HARMON)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree21622.3
2) Agree40441.8
3) Neutral or not sure12813.2
4) Disagree18519.1
5) Strongly disagree343.5
Missing12 
TOTAL967100.0
21) Indicate whether you agree or disagree with each of the following statements on matters within the PC(USA). In response to ongoing conflicts in the church, governing bodies should form groups representing diverse views to engage in intensive discernment about those conflicts. (Q3GOVERN)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree20120.8
2) Agree42343.7
3) Neutral or not sure18919.5
4) Disagree13313.8
5) Strongly disagree212.2
Missing12 
TOTAL967100.0
22) Indicate whether you agree or disagree with each of the following statements on matters within the PC(USA). The church's governing bodies should explore the use of alternative forms of decision making besides parliamentary procedure, especially in dealing with potentially divisive issues. (Q3ALTERN)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree22122.8
2) Agree33734.7
3) Neutral or not sure15716.2
4) Disagree16416.9
5) Strongly disagree919.4
Missing9 
TOTAL970100.0
23) Indicate whether you agree or disagree with each of the following statements on matters within the PC(USA). The standards for ordination of church officers (ministers, elders, and deacons) set forth in the church's constitution—The Book of Confessions and The Book of Order—apply to the whole of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). (Q3OFFICE)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree48249.8
2) Agree34035.2
3) Neutral or not sure788.1
4) Disagree434.4
5) Strongly disagree242.5
Missing12 
TOTAL967100.0
24) Indicate whether you agree or disagree with each of the following statements on matters within the PC(USA). Ordaining and installing bodies—presbyteries in the case of ministers, sessions in the cases of elders and deacons—have the responsibility to apply constitutional standards when examining candidates for ordination. (Q3BODIES)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree46648.0
2) Agree42543.8
3) Neutral or not sure495.0
4) Disagree242.5
5) Strongly disagree70.7
Missing8 
TOTAL971100.0
25) Indicate whether you agree or disagree with each of the following statements on matters within the PC(USA). When an ordination candidate disagrees with one of the church's constitutional standards, ordination should still be allowed to proceed if the disagreement is not over an essential tenet of Reformed faith or polity. (Q3CANDID)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree17017.5
2) Agree32333.3
3) Neutral or not sure17317.8
4) Disagree20721.3
5) Strongly disagree9710.0
Missing9 
TOTAL970100.0
26) Indicate whether you agree or disagree with each of the following statements on matters within the PC(USA). Higher governing bodies have a right to review whether lower governing bodies were reasonable, responsible, prayerful, and deliberate in examining candidates for ordination and installation. (Q3REVIEW)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree30231.1
2) Agree52253.7
3) Neutral or not sure879.0
4) Disagree535.5
5) Strongly disagree80.8
Missing7 
TOTAL972100.0
27) Indicate whether you agree or disagree with each of the following statements on matters within the PC(USA). The General Assembly and its Permanent Judicial Commission should have the power to review the decisions of the lower governing bodies in cases of ordination and installation of church officers. (Q3GAPJC)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree27628.4
2) Agree44145.4
3) Neutral or not sure14414.8
4) Disagree899.2
5) Strongly disagree212.2
Missing8 
TOTAL971100.0
28) Indicate whether you agree or disagree with each of the following statements on matters within the PC(USA). All parties involved in ordaining church officers should endeavor to outdo one another in honoring one another's decisions. (Q3OUTDO)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree16216.8
2) Agree30131.3
3) Neutral or not sure28329.4
4) Disagree16316.9
5) Strongly disagree535.5
Missing17 
TOTAL962100.0
29) Indicate whether you agree or disagree with each of the following statements on matters within the PC(USA). The 2006 General Assembly should not change current denominational policy on any of the major issues being contested in the church today, including Christology, Biblical interpretation, essential tenets, and sexuality and ordination. (Q32006GA)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree31432.4
2) Agree17618.1
3) Neutral or not sure14214.6
4) Disagree21121.8
5) Strongly disagree12713.1
Missing9 
TOTAL970100.0
30) Indicate whether you agree or disagree with each of the following statements on matters within the PC(USA). All church members should conciliate, mediate, and adjust differences without strife, prayerfully and deliberately, and institute administrative or judicial proceedings only when other efforts fail to preserve the purposes and purity of the church. (Q3CONCIL)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree31332.4
2) Agree48450.1
3) Neutral or not sure969.9
4) Disagree596.1
5) Strongly disagree151.6
Missing12 
TOTAL967100.0
31) The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) has a Theological Task Force on the Peace, Unity, and Purity of the Church. How familiar are you with it? (Q4TASKF)
TOTAL%
1) Very familiar39240.5
2) Generally familiar36737.9
3) Somewhat familiar15315.8
4) Not too familiar414.2
5) Not at all familiar151.5
Missing11 
TOTAL968100.0
32) The Task Force recently issued a report and its members have been talking to the church about it. Have you read most or all of the report? (Q5ALLREP)
TOTAL%
1) Yes57162.5
2) No34337.5
Missing65 
TOTAL914100.0
33) The Task Force recently issued a report and its members have been talking to the church about it. Have you read some of the report? (Q5SOMREP)
TOTAL%
1) Yes55682.4
2) No11917.6
Missing304 
TOTAL675100.0
34) The Task Force recently issued a report and its members have been talking to the church about it. Have you read press accounts of the report? (Q5PRESS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes62776.6
2) No19223.4
Missing160 
TOTAL819100.0
35) The Task Force recently issued a report and its members have been talking to the church about it. Have you met with or listened to a member of the Task Force talk about the report? (Q5METREP)
TOTAL%
1) Yes49358.8
2) No34641.2
Missing140 
TOTAL839100.0
36) The Task Force recently issued a report and its members have been talking to the church about it. Have you read or heard accounts of the Task Force before they issued the report? (Q5PREREP)
TOTAL%
1) Yes55668.1
2) No26131.9
Missing162 
TOTAL817100.0
37) The Task Force recently issued a report and its members have been talking to the church about it. Have you heard about the report in some other way? (Specify) (Q5OTHREP)
TOTAL%
1) Yes22238.7
2) No35161.3
Missing406 
TOTAL573100.0
38) The Task Force was assigned by the General Assembly to deal with four particular issues (as well as church conflict in general). How much, if at all, are you concerned about each of these four issues? The role of Jesus Christ in salvation. (Q6SALVAT)
TOTAL%
1) Very concerned49651.1
2) Generally concerned22823.5
3) Somewhat concerned848.7
4) Not too concerned12813.2
5) Not at all concerned343.5
Missing9 
TOTAL970100.0
39) The Task Force was assigned by the General Assembly to deal with four particular issues (as well as church conflict in general). How much, if at all, are you concerned about each of these four issues? How to interpret the Bible. (Q6BIBLE)
TOTAL%
1) Very concerned51653.3
2) Generally concerned29130.0
3) Somewhat concerned879.0
4) Not too concerned606.2
5) Not at all concerned151.5
Missing10 
TOTAL969100.0
40) The Task Force was assigned by the General Assembly to deal with four particular issues (as well as church conflict in general). How much, if at all, are you concerned about each of these four issues? What standards the church should have on sexuality and ordination. (Q6ORDIN)
TOTAL%
1) Very concerned53755.4
2) Generally concerned26927.8
3) Somewhat concerned10410.7
4) Not too concerned464.7
5) Not at all concerned131.3
Missing10 
TOTAL969100.0
41) The Task Force was assigned by the General Assembly to deal with four particular issues (as well as church conflict in general). How much, if at all, are you concerned about each of these four issues? How power is exercised in the church. (Q6POWER)
TOTAL%
1) Very concerned53655.5
2) Generally concerned30431.5
3) Somewhat concerned889.1
4) Not too concerned353.6
5) Not at all concerned30.3
Missing13 
TOTAL966100.0
42) How do you feel about the relative importance of peace, unity, and purity for the church? (Q7IMPORT)
TOTAL%
1) They differ in importance45848.1
2) They are the same in importance38640.5
3) Not sure10811.3
Missing27 
TOTAL952100.0
43) [If peace, unity, and purity for the church differ in importance] In what order would you rank them? (1 = most important; 2 = second most important; 3 = third most important) Peace (Q7PEACE)
TOTAL%
1) Ranked most important16134.9
2) Ranked second most important16836.4
3) Ranked third most important13228.6
Missing518 
TOTAL461100.0
44) [If peace, unity, and purity for the church differ in importance] In what order would you rank them? (1 = most important; 2 = second most important; 3 = third most important) Unity (Q7UNITY)
TOTAL%
1) Ranked most important13829.9
2) Ranked second most important24352.7
3) Ranked third most important8017.4
Missing518 
TOTAL461100.0
45) [If peace, unity, and purity for the church differ in importance] In what order would you rank them? (1 = most important; 2 = second most important; 3 = third most important) Purity (Q7PURITY)
TOTAL%
1) Ranked most important17036.8
2) Ranked second most important4910.6
3) Ranked third most important24352.6
Missing517 
TOTAL462100.0
46) Several PC(USA) affinity and advocacy groups have taken positions on the report of the Task Force. For each group listed below, indicate whether you are aware of the group's stand on the report and what you know its position is or, if you haven't heard, what you think its position is likely to be. Presbyterian Coalition (Q8PCA)
TOTAL%
1) Aware of stand47355.1
2) Not aware of stand38544.9
Missing121 
TOTAL858100.0
47) Presbyterian Coalition's stand on report is: (Q8PCB)
TOTAL%
1) In favor10514.0
2) Opposed34245.6
3) Mixed11715.6
4) I don't know and have no guess18624.8
Missing229 
TOTAL750100.0
48) Several PC(USA) affinity and advocacy groups have taken positions on the report of the Task Force. For each group listed below, indicate whether you are aware of the group's stand on the report and what you know its position is or, if you haven't heard, what you think its position is likely to be. Covenant Network of Presbyterians (Q8CNPA)
TOTAL%
1) Aware of stand59068.1
2) Not aware of stand27631.9
Missing113 
TOTAL866100.0
49) Covenant Network of Presbyterians' stand on report is: (Q8CNPB)
TOTAL%
1) In favor36545.5
2) Opposed12815.9
3) Mixed19624.4
4) I don't know and have no guess11414.2
Missing176 
TOTAL803100.0
50) Several PC(USA) affinity and advocacy groups have taken positions on the report of the Task Force. For each group listed below, indicate whether you are aware of the group's stand on the report and what you know its position is or, if you haven't heard, what you think its position is likely to be. Presbyterian Lay Committee/Presbyterian Layman (Q8PLCA)
TOTAL%
1) Aware of stand59868.0
2) Not aware of stand28132.0
Missing100 
TOTAL879100.0
51) Presbyterian Lay Committee/Presbyterian Layman's stand on report is: (Q8PLCB)
TOTAL%
1) In favor627.7
2) Opposed58272.0
3) Mixed749.2
4) I don't know and have no guess9011.1
Missing171 
TOTAL808100.0
52) Several PC(USA) affinity and advocacy groups have taken positions on the report of the Task Force. For each group listed below, indicate whether you are aware of the group's stand on the report and what you know its position is or, if you haven't heard, what you think its position is likely to be. Witherspoon Society (Q8WSA)
TOTAL%
1) Aware of stand27132.4
2) Not aware of stand56567.6
Missing143 
TOTAL836100.0
53) Witherspoon Society's stand on report is: (Q8WSB)
TOTAL%
1) In favor20129.4
2) Opposed9714.2
3) Mixed11817.3
4) I don't know and have no guess26739.1
Missing296 
TOTAL683100.0
54) Several PC(USA) affinity and advocacy groups have taken positions on the report of the Task Force. For each group listed below, indicate whether you are aware of the group's stand on the report and what you know its position is or, if you haven't heard, what you think its position is likely to be. Presbyterians for Renewal (Q8PFRA)
TOTAL%
1) Aware of stand49958.1
2) Not aware of stand36041.9
Missing120 
TOTAL859100.0
55) Presbyterians for Renewal's stand on report is: (Q8PFRB)
TOTAL%
1) In favor11214.5
2) Opposed36346.9
3) Mixed14819.1
4) I don't know and have no guess15119.5
Missing205 
TOTAL774100.0
56) Several PC(USA) affinity and advocacy groups have taken positions on the report of the Task Force. For each group listed below, indicate whether you are aware of the group's stand on the report and what you know its position is or, if you haven't heard, what you think its position is likely to be. More Light Presbyterians (Q8MLPA)
TOTAL%
1) Aware of stand43050.2
2) Not aware of stand42749.8
Missing122 
TOTAL857100.0
57) More Light Presbyterians' stand on report is: (Q8MLPB)
TOTAL%
1) In favor27335.7
2) Opposed18824.6
3) Mixed13918.2
4) I don't know and have no guess16421.5
Missing215 
TOTAL764100.0
58) Several PC(USA) affinity and advocacy groups have taken positions on the report of the Task Force. For each group listed below, indicate whether you are aware of the group's stand on the report and what you know its position is or, if you haven't heard, what you think its position is likely to be. Institute for Religion and Democracy (Q8IRDA)
TOTAL%
1) Aware of stand15018.3
2) Not aware of stand67181.7
Missing158 
TOTAL821100.0
59) Institute for Religion and Democracy's stand on report is: (Q8IRDB)
TOTAL%
1) In favor497.4
2) Opposed15623.7
3) Mixed355.3
4) I don't know and have no guess41963.6
Missing320 
TOTAL659100.0
60) Several PC(USA) affinity and advocacy groups have taken positions on the report of the Task Force. For each group listed below, indicate whether you are aware of the group's stand on the report and what you know its position is or, if you haven't heard, what you think its position is likely to be. That All May Freely Serve (Q8TAMFSA)
TOTAL%
1) Aware of stand28734.5
2) Not aware of stand54565.5
Missing147 
TOTAL832100.0
61) That All May Freely Serve's stand on report is: (Q8TAMFSB)
TOTAL%
1) In favor19427.2
2) Opposed14019.7
3) Mixed10815.2
4) I don't know and have no guess27037.9
Missing267 
TOTAL712100.0
62) The Book of Order has this section (G-6.0106b), known as the "chastity and fidelity" section or "Amendment B": Those who are called to office in the church are to lead a life in obedience to Scripture and in conformity to the historic confessional standards of the church. Among these standards is the requirement to live either in fidelity within the covenant of marriage between a man and a woman (W-4.9001), or chastity in singleness. Persons refusing to repent of any self-acknowledged practice which the confessions call sin shall not be ordained and/or installed as deacons, elders, or ministers of the Word and Sacrament. In overtures to this year's General Assembly meeting, some presbyteries have called for eliminating this section altogether. What is your opinion? Do you favor, or oppose, eliminating this section? (Q9SECTG)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly favor eliminating this section30731.6
2) Favor eliminating this section15616.0
3) Neutral or not sure535.4
4) Oppose eliminating this section11712.0
5) Strongly oppose eliminating this section34034.9
Missing6 
TOTAL973100.0
63) Indicate your opinion on each of these items. Some Presbyterians think it would reduce conflict in the church if ministers and congregations could choose their presbyteries without geographic limits. A congregation could switch presbyteries if two-thirds of those attending a congregational meeting wanted to switch, and if a majority of the new presbytery voted to accept the congregation. What is your opinion on this idea? (Q10GEOG)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly favor394.0
2) Favor868.8
3) Neutral or not sure16416.9
4) Oppose33134.1
5) Strongly oppose35236.2
Missing7 
TOTAL972100.0
64) Indicate your opinion on each of these items. Some Presbyterians think that the church's constitution should specify the essential tenets of the Reformed faith, rather than leaving it up to ordaining bodies to discern them on a case-by-case basis. What is your opinion on this idea? (Q10FAITH)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly favor16016.6
2) Favor23224.1
3) Neutral or not sure18319.0
4) Oppose22323.1
5) Strongly oppose16617.2
Missing15 
TOTAL964100.0
65) Do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements? Conflict in the church tears the body of Christ and should be ended. (Q11CONFL)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree909.3
2) Agree24825.7
3) Neutral or not sure14314.8
4) Disagree43745.3
5) Strongly disagree474.9
Missing14 
TOTAL965100.0
66) Do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements? Conflict in the church is inevitable. (Q11INEVT)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree27127.9
2) Agree62764.5
3) Neutral or not sure303.1
4) Disagree383.9
5) Strongly disagree60.6
Missing7 
TOTAL972100.0
67) Do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements? The church should be united on a few essentials and not worry about other differences. (Q11ESSEN)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree12613.2
2) Agree41543.4
3) Neutral or not sure14715.4
4) Disagree23024.0
5) Strongly disagree394.1
Missing22 
TOTAL957100.0
68) Do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements? If the church is not pure, it will be corrupt. (Q11PURE)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree616.4
2) Agree18018.9
3) Neutral or not sure15516.2
4) Disagree39141.0
5) Strongly disagree16717.5
Missing25 
TOTAL954100.0
69) Do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements? A church of millions can never be pure. (Q11MILLS)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree14014.7
2) Agree45948.1
3) Neutral or not sure14715.4
4) Disagree18419.3
5) Strongly disagree242.5
Missing25 
TOTAL954100.0
70) Do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements? If local ordaining bodies are allowed to decide what is essential and inessential, there will be chaos. (Q11CHAOS)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree21922.6
2) Agree21722.3
3) Neutral or not sure13213.6
4) Disagree30631.5
5) Strongly disagree9710.0
Missing8 
TOTAL971100.0
71) Do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements? Letting local ordaining bodies decide whether their members are in essential agreement with the Presbyterian and Reformed faith is a good custom. (Q11LOCAL)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree11812.2
2) Agree40041.2
3) Neutral or not sure13413.8
4) Disagree19720.3
5) Strongly disagree12112.5
Missing9 
TOTAL970100.0
72) Do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements? It is worth giving up some purity to get peace in the church. (Q11PURIT)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree545.6
2) Agree19119.9
3) Neutral or not sure24125.1
4) Disagree29530.7
5) Strongly disagree18018.7
Missing18 
TOTAL961100.0
73) Do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements? The church would be better off if there were a gracious separation of the opposing parties. (Q11SEPAR)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree10310.7
2) Agree16817.4
3) Neutral or not sure23924.7
4) Disagree31132.2
5) Strongly disagree14615.1
Missing12 
TOTAL967100.0
74) Do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements? Schism is about the worst thing that can happen to a denomination. (Q11SCHIS)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree9710.0
2) Agree19319.9
3) Neutral or not sure16817.3
4) Disagree41542.7
5) Strongly disagree9810.1
Missing8 
TOTAL971100.0
75) Do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements? A split in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) is inevitable. (Q11SPLIT)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree565.8
2) Agree19119.8
3) Neutral or not sure30932.0
4) Disagree33734.9
5) Strongly disagree747.7
Missing12 
TOTAL967100.0
76) Do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements? If controversy in the PC(USA) continues, we will lose a few members, but there will not be a large split. (Q11MEMB)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree222.3
2) Agree22222.9
3) Neutral or not sure38940.1
4) Disagree26227.0
5) Strongly disagree747.6
Missing10 
TOTAL969100.0
77) Do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements? Competition between opposing wings of the church for the center is good for the PC(USA). (Q11COMP)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree101.0
2) Agree13714.1
3) Neutral or not sure25025.7
4) Disagree44245.4
5) Strongly disagree13413.8
Missing6 
TOTAL973100.0
78) Do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements? A church that is not clear about what it believes is not worth belonging to. (Q11CLEAR)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree16617.2
2) Agree39140.5
3) Neutral or not sure12312.7
4) Disagree23224.0
5) Strongly disagree535.5
Missing14 
TOTAL965100.0
79) Response form: (RESPFORM)
TOTAL%
1) Paper74776.3
2) Web23223.7
TOTAL979100.0
80) Sample (SAMPLE)
TOTAL%
3) All clergy979100.0
TOTAL979100.0
81) In what year were you ordained as a minister of the Word and Sacrament? (ORDAINED)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL9711984.75911
82) If you were ordained by a denomination other than the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) or one of its predecessor denominations, name that body: (DENOMORD)
TOTAL%
1) Baptist918.8
2) Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)36.3
4) Lutheran24.2
5) Methodist918.8
6) Presbyterian36.3
7) Other Presbyterian612.5
8) Reformed24.2
10) United Church of Christ36.3
12) Other1122.9
Missing931 
TOTAL48100.0
83) Are you currently enrolled in a graduate school, seminary, or theological school? (SCHOOL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes778.1
2) No87791.9
Missing25 
TOTAL954100.0
84) [If you are currently enrolled in a graduate school, seminary, or theological school] What degree do you seek? (DEGWORK)
TOTAL%
2) M.A.45.5
3) Th.M./S.T.M.11.4
4) D.Min.5778.1
5) Ph.D./S.T.D./Th.D./Ed.D.1013.7
6) Other11.4
Missing906 
TOTAL73100.0
85) [If you currently enrolled in a graduate school, seminary, or theological school] At what school are you enrolled? (SCHOOL2)
TOTAL%
4) Ashland11.8
5) Austin23.6
18) Columbia1120.0
30) Fuller712.7
36) Iliff11.8
41) Louisville PTS35.5
45) McCormick47.3
53) New York11.8
63) Pittsburgh47.3
65) Princeton11.8
66) Reformed23.6
68) San Francisco11.8
78) Union PSCE35.5
83) Wesley11.8
99) Other1323.6
Missing924 
TOTAL55100.0
86) Before entering seminary for your B.D. or M.Div., were you engaged in any long-term secular job or career? (SECJOB)
TOTAL%
1) Yes42043.7
2) No54256.3
Missing17 
TOTAL962100.0
87) [If you were engaged in any long-term secular job or career before entering seminary] How long were you in that job or career? (YRSSECJB)
TOTAL%
1) 92.5
2) 287.8
2.5) 10.3
3) 3710.3
3.5) 10.3
4) 277.5
5) 298.1
6) 215.8
7) 164.4
8) 195.3
9) 123.3
10) 3910.8
11) 71.9
12) 113.1
13) 41.1
14) 51.4
15) 185.0
16) 92.5
17) 30.8
18) 61.7
19) 30.8
20) 174.7
21) 61.7
22) 20.6
23) 20.6
25) 51.4
26) 41.1
27) 20.6
28) 20.6
29) 10.3
30) 71.9
31) 10.3
32) 10.3
35) 10.3
37) 20.6
38) 10.3
39) 10.3
Missing619 
TOTAL360100.0
88) In what year did you receive your B.A., B.S., or other bachelor's degree? (YRBA)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL9742013.071581
89) What school awarded this degree? (SCHOOLBA)
TOTAL%
1) A Presbyterian-related college or university22723.5
2) Another church-related college or university21021.7
3) Other college or university53154.9
Missing11 
TOTAL968100.0
90) From what school and in what year did you receive your M.Div. or B.D. degree? School awarding degree: (NAMEMDIV)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL94650.17524
91) From what school and in what year did you receive your M.Div. or B.D. degree? Year received M.Div. or B.D. degree: (YRMDIV)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL9511983.8211
92) Check here if no other graduate degrees. (NOGRAD)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked63064.7
1) Checked34435.3
Missing5 
TOTAL974100.0
93) Check here if you have earned a M.C.E./M.R.E. in theology, Christian education, or religion. (MCEMRE)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked95698.2
1) Checked181.8
Missing5 
TOTAL974100.0
94) Year M.C.E./M.R.E. received: (YRMCEMRE)
TOTAL%
1953) 15.6
1963) 15.6
1967) 15.6
1969) 211.1
1971) 15.6
1974) 15.6
1976) 211.1
1980) 15.6
1981) 211.1
1985) 211.1
1988) 15.6
1990) 15.6
2000) 15.6
2001) 15.6
Missing961 
TOTAL18100.0
95) School awarding M.C.E./M.R.E. degree: (NAMEMCE)
TOTAL%
45) McCormick15.6
64) PSCE15.6
65) Princeton422.2
66) Reformed15.6
72) St. Paul15.6
78) Union PSCE844.4
98) Union-unspecified15.6
99) Other15.6
Missing961 
TOTAL18100.0
96) Check here if you have earned a M.A. in theology, Christian education, or religion. (GRADMA)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked92294.7
1) Checked525.3
Missing5 
TOTAL974100.0
97) Year M.A. received: (YEARMA)
TOTAL%
1958) 11.9
1965) 11.9
1968) 11.9
1969) 11.9
1970) 11.9
1971) 11.9
1972) 35.8
1973) 35.8
1974) 35.8
1975) 11.9
1976) 23.8
1978) 11.9
1981) 59.6
1982) 11.9
1983) 23.8
1984) 35.8
1985) 23.8
1986) 11.9
1987) 35.8
1988) 11.9
1989) 35.8
1992) 23.8
1994) 11.9
1996) 11.9
1997) 23.8
1998) 23.8
2001) 11.9
2002) 23.8
2003) 11.9
Missing927 
TOTAL52100.0
98) School awarding M.A. degree: (NAMEMA)
TOTAL%
13) University of Chicago Divinity11.9
16) Claremont23.8
18) Columbia11.9
23) Duke University11.9
30) Fuller59.4
33) Gordon Conwell23.8
39) Lancaster11.9
60) Pacific School of Religion11.9
64) PSCE11.9
65) Princeton11.9
68) San Francisco11.9
74) Trinity Evangelical23.8
75) Union-Auburn11.9
78) Union PSCE917.0
79) University of Notre Dame11.9
85) Westminster11.9
99) Other2241.5
Missing926 
TOTAL53100.0
99) Check here if you have earned a Th.M./S.T.M. in theology, Christian education, or religion. (THMSTM)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked91794.1
1) Checked575.9
Missing5 
TOTAL974100.0
100) Year Th.M./S.T.M. received: (YRTHMSTM)
TOTAL%
1955) 11.8
1958) 11.8
1966) 23.5
1968) 11.8
1969) 11.8
1970) 23.5
1971) 35.3
1973) 11.8
1974) 11.8
1975) 58.8
1978) 11.8
1979) 23.5
1980) 47.0
1981) 11.8
1982) 23.5
1983) 23.5
1984) 11.8
1985) 23.5
1986) 11.8
1987) 23.5
1988) 35.3
1989) 23.5
1991) 11.8
1992) 23.5
1993) 11.8
1994) 23.5
1995) 23.5
1996) 11.8
1997) 11.8
2001) 11.8
2002) 11.8
2003) 23.5
2004) 11.8
2005) 11.8
Missing922 
TOTAL57100.0
101) School awarding Th.M./S.T.M. degree: (NTHM-STM)
TOTAL%
5) Austin23.5
10) Calvin11.8
13) University of Chicago Divinity11.8
18) Columbia47.0
34) Harvard University35.3
42) Luther NS11.8
45) McCormick23.5
63) Pittsburgh35.3
65) Princeton2238.6
69) Southeastern Baptist11.8
78) Union PSCE58.8
88) Yale35.3
99) Other915.8
Missing922 
TOTAL57100.0
102) Check here if you have received a D.Min. in theology, Christian education, or religion. (DMIN)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked76178.1
1) Checked21321.9
Missing5 
TOTAL974100.0
103) Year D.Min. degree received: (YRDMIN)
TOTAL%
1964) 10.5
1974) 31.4
1975) 20.9
1976) 41.9
1977) 52.4
1978) 62.8
1979) 41.9
1980) 52.4
1981) 41.9
1982) 94.3
1983) 73.3
1984) 94.3
1985) 73.3
1986) 73.3
1987) 41.9
1988) 73.3
1989) 41.9
1990) 73.3
1991) 73.3
1992) 94.3
1993) 94.3
1994) 41.9
1995) 104.7
1996) 115.2
1997) 62.8
1998) 83.8
1999) 73.3
2000) 83.8
2001) 83.8
2002) 73.3
2003) 94.3
2004) 20.9
2005) 115.2
Missing768 
TOTAL211100.0
104) School awarding D.Min. degree: (NAMEDMIN)
TOTAL%
2) Andover Newton41.9
3) Asbury10.5
4) Ashland10.5
5) Austin125.7
8) Bethel10.5
15) Christian Theo10.5
16) Claremont20.9
17) Colgate Rochester10.5
18) Columbia3315.6
19) Concordia10.5
20) Covenant10.5
21) Drew41.9
22) Dubuque41.9
24) Eastern Baptist10.5
27) Erskine10.5
30) Fuller167.5
33) Gordon Conwell31.4
40) Lexington10.5
41) Louisville PTS83.8
45) McCormick3416.0
53) New York10.5
62) Phillips20.9
63) Pittsburgh178.0
65) Princeton94.2
66) Reformed10.5
68) San Francisco125.7
73) Trinity Lutheran10.5
76) United Theo Dayton20.9
77) United Theo MN10.5
78) Union PSCE2511.8
83) Wesley10.5
84) Western Theo Sem10.5
99) Other94.2
Missing767 
TOTAL212100.0
105) Check here if you have received a Ph.D./S.T.D./Th.D. in theology, Christian education, or religion. (PHD)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked91694.0
1) Checked586.0
Missing5 
TOTAL974100.0
106) Year Ph.D./S.T.D./Th.D. degree received: (YRPHD)
TOTAL%
1962) 11.8
1968) 11.8
1969) 11.8
1970) 11.8
1971) 11.8
1973) 35.4
1976) 11.8
1978) 11.8
1979) 11.8
1980) 11.8
1981) 23.6
1982) 47.1
1983) 11.8
1984) 23.6
1985) 23.6
1986) 35.4
1988) 35.4
1989) 11.8
1990) 11.8
1992) 23.6
1993) 23.6
1995) 11.8
1997) 35.4
1998) 11.8
1999) 35.4
2000) 11.8
2001) 35.4
2002) 35.4
2003) 11.8
2004) 23.6
2005) 35.4
Missing923 
TOTAL56100.0
107) School awarding Ph.D./S.T.D./Th.D. degree: (NAMEPHD)
TOTAL%
16) Claremont46.9
21) Drew23.4
23) Duke University23.4
31) Garrett Evangelical11.7
34) Harvard University11.7
63) Pittsburgh11.7
65) Princeton610.3
68) San Francisco11.7
74) Trinity Evangelical11.7
75) Union-Auburn35.2
78) Union PSCE35.2
81) Vanderbilt35.2
99) Other3051.7
Missing921 
TOTAL58100.0
108) Check here if you have received other graduate degrees in theology, Christian education, and religion. (OTHERGRD)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked96098.6
1) Checked141.4
Missing5 
TOTAL974100.0
109) Year all other degrees received: (YROTHER)
TOTAL%
1973) 17.1
1976) 17.1
1978) 17.1
1983) 17.1
1986) 17.1
1991) 17.1
1993) 17.1
1998) 17.1
2000) 17.1
2002) 214.3
2003) 17.1
2004) 17.1
2005) 17.1
Missing965 
TOTAL14100.0
110) School awarding other degrees: (NAMEOTHR)
TOTAL%
18) Columbia17.1
23) Duke University17.1
63) Pittsburgh17.1
65) Princeton17.1
68) San Francisco214.3
78) Union PSCE17.1
83) Wesley17.1
98) Union-unspecified214.3
99) Other428.6
Missing965 
TOTAL14100.0
111) List any other graduate degrees you have earned: (GRAD2)
TOTAL%
1) Bachelor's degree74.0
2) Master's degree14884.6
3) Doctoral degree179.7
4) Other31.7
Missing804 
TOTAL175100.0
112) Year degree received: (GRAD2YR)
TOTAL%
1951) 10.6
1957) 10.6
1959) 10.6
1962) 10.6
1963) 10.6
1965) 31.7
1966) 42.3
1967) 10.6
1968) 21.1
1969) 63.4
1970) 31.7
1971) 74.0
1972) 63.4
1973) 42.3
1974) 63.4
1975) 52.9
1976) 74.0
1977) 63.4
1978) 74.0
1979) 74.0
1980) 52.9
1981) 84.6
1982) 31.7
1983) 31.7
1984) 52.9
1985) 42.3
1986) 52.9
1987) 52.9
1988) 52.9
1989) 74.0
1990) 31.7
1991) 21.1
1992) 31.7
1993) 63.4
1994) 21.1
1995) 42.3
1996) 63.4
1997) 52.9
1998) 31.7
2000) 21.1
2002) 52.9
2004) 42.3
2005) 10.6
Missing804 
TOTAL175100.0
113) Major or subject: (MAJOR)
TOTAL%
1) Business/Finance/Accounting/Management158.7
2) Education158.7
3) English/Humanities/Languages1810.4
4) Fine arts/Music84.6
5) Journalism/Communication/Speech31.7
6) Medical/Health52.9
7) Natural science/Engineering/Math/Computer science116.4
8) Philosophy/Religion/Theology105.8
9) Social and behavioral science/History6537.6
10) Other2313.3
Missing806 
TOTAL173100.0
114) List any other graduate degrees you have earned: (GRAD3)
TOTAL%
1) Bachelor's degree310.7
2) Master's degree1553.6
3) Doctoral degree1035.7
Missing951 
TOTAL28100.0
115) Year degree received: (GRAD3YR)
TOTAL%
1967) 13.6
1969) 13.6
1971) 13.6
1972) 13.6
1976) 27.1
1978) 27.1
1980) 310.7
1983) 13.6
1986) 27.1
1988) 13.6
1990) 13.6
1992) 310.7
1993) 13.6
1995) 27.1
1998) 310.7
2000) 310.7
Missing951 
TOTAL28100.0
116) Major or subject: (MAJOR3)
TOTAL%
1) Business/Finance/Accounting/Management13.6
2) Education310.7
3) English/Humanities/Languages414.3
5) Journalism/Communication/Speech13.6
6) Medical/Health27.1
7) Natural science/Engineering/Math/Computer science27.1
8) Philosophy/Religion/Theology27.1
9) Social and behavioral science/History1035.7
10) Other310.7
Missing951 
TOTAL28100.0
117) Which category(-ies) below describes your current paid employment? Pastor, co-pastor, associate, or other pastor in a congregation (PASTORAL)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked25826.5
1) Checked71673.5
Missing5 
TOTAL974100.0
118) Which category(-ies) below describes your current paid employment? Other position in a congregation (specify) (POSITION)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked94196.6
1) Checked333.4
Missing5 
TOTAL974100.0
119) Which category(-ies) below describes your current paid employment? Non-parish job or ministry (NONPARSH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked78480.5
1) Checked19019.5
Missing5 
TOTAL974100.0
120) Which category(-ies) below describes your current paid employment? Unemployed (UNEMPLY)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked93796.2
1) Checked373.8
Missing5 
TOTAL974100.0
121) Which category(-ies) below describes your current paid employment? Retired from active ministry (RETIRE)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked93496.4
1) Checked353.6
Missing10 
TOTAL969100.0
122) Do you consider yourself a full-time or part-time parish pastor? (FULLPART)
TOTAL%
1) Full-time (35 or more hours per week)64388.1
2) Part-time8711.9
Missing249 
TOTAL730100.0
123) [If "part-time,"] Specify hours per week: (HOURS)
TOTAL%
2) 22.9
4) 11.5
8) 34.4
10) 710.3
11) 11.5
15) 57.4
16) 11.5
17) 11.5
18) 22.9
19) 11.5
20) 1420.6
21) 11.5
22) 11.5
23) 11.5
25) 913.2
26) 11.5
30) 1116.2
31) 11.5
32) 22.9
35) 22.9
40) 11.5
Missing911 
TOTAL68100.0
124) How many congregations do you currently serve as pastor? (Include here congregations you are serving as stated or temporary supply.) (CONGREG)
TOTAL%
1) One69395.9
2) Two or more yoked congregations202.8
3) Two or more non-yoked congregations101.4
Missing256 
TOTAL723100.0
125) [If you are serving two or more congregations] How many? (MANY)
TOTAL%
2) Three2496.0
3) Four or more14.0
Missing954 
TOTAL25100.0
126) What is the approximate membership of the congregation(s) you serve? (Write the combined membership if you serve two or more.) (MEMBER)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL699431.841522
127) What position(s) do you have in a congregation? Solo pastor (SOLO)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked60762.3
1) Checked36737.7
Missing5 
TOTAL974100.0
128) What position(s) do you have in a congregation? Senior pastor (SENIOR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked72073.9
1) Checked25426.1
Missing5 
TOTAL974100.0
129) What position(s) do you have in a congregation? Associate pastor (ASSO)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked86989.2
1) Checked10510.8
Missing5 
TOTAL974100.0
130) What position(s) do you have in a congregation? Co-pastor (COPASTOR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked94697.1
1) Checked282.9
Missing5 
TOTAL974100.0
131) What position(s) do you have in a congregation? Stated or temporary supply (TEMP)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked93896.3
1) Checked363.7
Missing5 
TOTAL974100.0
132) What position(s) do you have in a congregation? Designated pastor (DESIGNAT)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked96499.0
1) Checked101.0
Missing5 
TOTAL974100.0
133) What position(s) do you have in a congregation? Interim pastor (INTERMIN)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked93295.7
1) Checked424.3
Missing5 
TOTAL974100.0
134) What position(s) do you have in a congregation? Tentmaker (TENTMAKE)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked96699.2
1) Checked80.8
Missing5 
TOTAL974100.0
135) What position(s) do you have in a congregation? Paid parish associate (PAID)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked95798.3
1) Checked171.7
Missing5 
TOTAL974100.0
136) What position(s) do you have in a congregation? Other (specify) (OTHER2)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked94797.2
1) Checked272.8
Missing5 
TOTAL974100.0
137) Is your non-parish or non-pastoral job or ministry full-time or part-time? (If you have more than one, answer in terms of the combined hours.) (NOPARJOB)
TOTAL%
1) Full-time (35 or more hours per week)15563.3
2) Part-time9036.7
Missing734 
TOTAL245100.0
138) [If "part-time,"] Specify hours per week: (HOURS2)
TOTAL%
1) 11.3
4) 56.3
5) 67.6
6) 33.8
8) 22.5
9) 11.3
10) 78.9
11) 11.3
12) 22.5
15) 810.1
18) 11.3
19) 11.3
20) 2025.3
21) 11.3
24) 22.5
25) 78.9
28) 11.3
30) 45.1
32) 11.3
35) 22.5
40) 11.3
50) 11.3
98) 11.3
Missing900 
TOTAL79100.0
139) What type of non-parish/non-pastoral job or ministry do you currently have? Faculty/staff at an educational institution (STAFF)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked91493.8
1) Checked606.2
Missing5 
TOTAL974100.0
140) What type of non-parish/non-pastoral job or ministry do you currently have? Chaplain (CHAPLAIN)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked92695.1
1) Checked484.9
Missing5 
TOTAL974100.0
141) What type of non-parish/non-pastoral job or ministry do you currently have? Missionary/mission co-worker (MISSION)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked97199.7
1) Checked30.3
Missing5 
TOTAL974100.0
142) What type of non-parish/non-pastoral job or ministry do you currently have? National staff or middle governing body staff (NATFSTAF)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked96198.7
1) Checked131.3
Missing5 
TOTAL974100.0
143) What type of non-parish/non-pastoral job or ministry do you currently have? Staff of an ecumenical or non-denominational agency (ECUMENIC)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked96499.0
1) Checked101.0
Missing5 
TOTAL974100.0
144) What type of non-parish/non-pastoral job or ministry do you currently have? Professional pastoral counselor (PROFCOUN)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked94797.2
1) Checked272.8
Missing5 
TOTAL974100.0
145) What type of non-parish/non-pastoral job or ministry do you currently have? Other church-related employment (specify) (OTHCHEMP)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked94797.2
1) Checked272.8
Missing5 
TOTAL974100.0
146) What type of non-parish/non-pastoral job or ministry do you currently have? All other (including "secular") employment (specify) (ALOTHEMP)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked88390.7
1) Checked919.3
Missing5 
TOTAL974100.0
147) For what type of institution do you work? Military (MILITARY)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked96799.3
1) Checked70.7
Missing5 
TOTAL974100.0
148) For what type of institution do you work? Civilian government (CIVLGOVT)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked96999.5
1) Checked50.5
Missing5 
TOTAL974100.0
149) For what type of institution do you work? Elementary, middle, or high school (ELEM)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked96398.9
1) Checked111.1
Missing5 
TOTAL974100.0
150) For what type of institution do you work? College or university (COLLEGE)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked94496.9
1) Checked303.1
Missing5 
TOTAL974100.0
151) For what type of institution do you work? Seminary or other theological school (SEMINARY)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked94196.6
1) Checked333.4
Missing5 
TOTAL974100.0
152) For what type of institution do you work? Hospital or other medical facility (HOSPITAL)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked93896.3
1) Checked363.7
Missing5 
TOTAL974100.0
153) For what type of institution do you work? Church/religious body (CHURCH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked92595.0
1) Checked495.0
Missing5 
TOTAL974100.0
154) For what type of institution do you work? Other non-profit organization (NOPROFIT)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked93295.7
1) Checked424.3
Missing5 
TOTAL974100.0
155) For what type of institution do you work? For-profit business (FOPROFIT)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked92795.2
1) Checked474.8
Missing5 
TOTAL974100.0
156) For what type of institution do you work? Other (specify) (OTHER3)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked93896.3
1) Checked363.7
Missing5 
TOTAL974100.0
157) Is this organization affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)? (PCUSA)
TOTAL%
1) Yes6928.4
2) No17471.6
Missing736 
TOTAL243100.0
158) How old were you when you first began attending a Presbyterian church? (AGEPCUSE)
TOTAL%
0) 172.0
1) 35041.7
2) 242.9
3) 131.5
4) 263.1
5) 344.0
6) 131.5
7) 50.6
8) 151.8
9) 101.2
10) 141.7
11) 101.2
12) 172.0
13) 131.5
14) 91.1
15) 101.2
16) 111.3
17) 60.7
18) 182.1
19) 151.8
20) 192.3
21) 151.8
22) 202.4
23) 161.9
24) 121.4
25) 182.1
26) 111.3
27) 81.0
28) 91.1
29) 81.0
30) 182.1
31) 70.8
32) 30.4
33) 40.5
34) 30.4
35) 91.1
36) 30.4
37) 10.1
38) 10.1
39) 20.2
40) 111.3
42) 10.1
43) 20.2
45) 30.4
48) 30.4
52) 20.2
59) 10.1
Missing139 
TOTAL840100.0
159) 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) Baptist606.2
2) Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)101.0
3) Episcopal171.8
4) Lutheran222.3
5) Methodist717.4
6) Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), PCUS, UPCUSA, or UPCNA59862.0
7) Other Presbyterian (specify)192.0
8) Reformed80.8
9) Roman Catholic293.0
10) UCC (United Church of Christ/Congregational)202.1
11) Independent or Non-denominational192.0
12) Other (specify)666.8
13) None252.6
Missing15 
TOTAL964100.0
160) Which of the following terms best describes your current stand on theological issues? (ISSUES)
TOTAL%
1) Very conservative444.6
2) Conservative23924.9
3) Moderate35737.2
4) Liberal24525.5
5) Very liberal757.8
Missing19 
TOTAL960100.0
161) 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.414.3
2) The Bible is the word of God, to be interpreted in the light of its historical and cultural context.51253.2
3) The Bible is the word of God, to be interpreted in the light of its historical context and the Church's teachings.32834.1
4) The Bible is not the word of God but contains God's word to us.788.1
5) The Bible is not the word of God but is a valuable book.30.3
7) Don't know10.1
Missing16 
TOTAL963100.0
162) 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 agree77079.5
2) Agree15215.7
3) Neutral or not sure383.9
4) Disagree60.6
5) Strongly disagree20.2
Missing11 
TOTAL968100.0
163) 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 agree53054.9
2) Agree20421.1
3) Neutral or not sure16016.6
4) Disagree545.6
5) Strongly disagree181.9
Missing13 
TOTAL966100.0
164) 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 agree333.4
2) Agree737.6
3) Neutral or not sure828.5
4) Disagree48049.8
5) Strongly disagree29530.6
Missing16 
TOTAL963100.0
165) 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 agree252.6
2) Agree858.9
3) Neutral or not sure12913.5
4) Disagree34636.1
5) Strongly disagree37439.0
Missing20 
TOTAL959100.0
166) 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 agree37338.8
2) Agree22323.2
3) Neutral or not sure10911.3
4) Disagree19620.4
5) Strongly disagree616.3
Missing17 
TOTAL962100.0
167) 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 agree17418.2
2) Agree13914.5
3) Neutral or not sure17017.7
4) Disagree26727.9
5) Strongly disagree20821.7
Missing21 
TOTAL958100.0
168) 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 agree55357.1
2) Agree38239.5
3) Neutral or not sure282.9
4) Disagree40.4
5) Strongly disagree10.1
Missing11 
TOTAL968100.0
169) Approximately how frequently do you engage in the following activities? Read the Bible privately (BIBLEPRI)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/almost daily45046.5
2) Several times a week34635.7
3) Weekly899.2
4) Several times a month404.1
5) Once a month181.9
6) Less than once a month252.6
Missing11 
TOTAL968100.0
170) Approximately how frequently do you engage in the following activities? Read the Bible with family or friends (BIBLEOTH)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/almost daily495.1
2) Several times a week18218.9
3) Weekly35036.4
4) Several times a month10711.1
5) Once a month525.4
6) Less than once a month14314.9
7) Never798.2
Missing17 
TOTAL962100.0
171) Approximately how frequently do you engage in the following activities? Attend a Bible study group (BIBLESTY)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/almost daily171.8
2) Several times a week10611.2
3) Weekly42444.7
4) Several times a month9910.4
5) Once a month677.1
6) Less than once a month14515.3
7) Never909.5
Missing31 
TOTAL948100.0
172) Approximately how frequently do you engage in the following activities? Pray privately (PRAYPRI)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/almost daily82285.4
2) Several times a week10110.5
3) Weekly181.9
4) Several times a month161.7
5) Once a month20.2
6) Less than once a month20.2
7) Never10.1
Missing17 
TOTAL962100.0
173) Approximately how frequently do you engage in the following activities? Pray with family or friends (PRAYOTH)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/almost daily42344.5
2) Several times a week26828.2
3) Weekly12813.5
4) Several times a month545.7
5) Once a month111.2
6) Less than once a month454.7
7) Never222.3
Missing28 
TOTAL951100.0
174) Approximately how frequently do you engage in the following activities? Attend a prayer group (PRAYGRP)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/almost daily232.4
2) Several times a week596.3
3) Weekly26728.3
4) Several times a month859.0
5) Once a month9610.2
6) Less than once a month21122.4
7) Never20121.3
Missing37 
TOTAL942100.0
175) Approximately how frequently do you engage in the following activities? Use the Internet, in general (GINTERNT)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/almost daily73076.2
2) Several times a week12813.4
3) Weekly282.9
4) Several times a month252.6
5) Once a month70.7
6) Less than once a month222.3
7) Never181.9
Missing21 
TOTAL958100.0
176) Approximately how frequently do you engage in the following activities? Send and receive email (EMAIL)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/almost daily77781.4
2) Several times a week10210.7
3) Weekly293.0
4) Several times a month161.7
5) Once a month50.5
6) Less than once a month80.8
7) Never171.8
Missing25 
TOTAL954100.0
177) Approximately how frequently do you engage in the following activities? Use the Internet for religious/spiritual purposes (RINTERNT)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/almost daily27929.1
2) Several times a week21622.5
3) Weekly10911.4
4) Several times a month10911.4
5) Once a month596.2
6) Less than once a month9810.2
7) Never889.2
Missing21 
TOTAL958100.0
178) Approximately how frequently do you engage in the following activities? Say grace before meals (SAYGRACE)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/almost daily72175.3
2) Several times a week13113.7
3) Weekly262.7
4) Several times a month414.3
5) Once a month101.0
6) Less than once a month242.5
7) Never50.5
Missing21 
TOTAL958100.0
179) Approximately how frequently do you engage in the following activities? Meet with other ministers in a pastoral support group or peer group (PASTSUPG)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/almost daily333.4
2) Several times a week282.9
3) Weekly14014.5
4) Several times a month14414.9
5) Once a month28929.9
6) Less than once a month21121.8
7) Never12312.7
Missing11 
TOTAL968100.0
180) 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 agree42844.2
2) Agree39640.9
3) Neutral or not sure656.7
4) Disagree666.8
5) Strongly disagree131.3
Missing11 
TOTAL968100.0
181) 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 agree323.3
2) Agree21922.6
3) Neutral or not sure28829.8
4) Disagree36037.2
5) Strongly disagree697.1
Missing11 
TOTAL968100.0
182) 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 agree767.9
2) Agree39941.3
3) Neutral or not sure21121.8
4) Disagree23824.6
5) Strongly disagree434.4
Missing12 
TOTAL967100.0
183) 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 agree505.2
2) Agree19119.7
3) Neutral or not sure30031.0
4) Disagree34135.2
5) Strongly disagree868.9
Missing11 
TOTAL968100.0
184) 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 agree31132.4
2) Agree41643.3
3) Neutral or not sure12813.3
4) Disagree808.3
5) Strongly disagree262.7
Missing18 
TOTAL961100.0
185) 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 agree575.9
2) Agree25126.0
3) Neutral or not sure30131.1
4) Disagree25926.8
5) Strongly disagree9910.2
Missing12 
TOTAL967100.0
186) 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 agree33134.2
2) Agree26527.4
3) Neutral or not sure848.7
4) Disagree12913.3
5) Strongly disagree15916.4
Missing11 
TOTAL968100.0
187) 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 agree27928.8
2) Agree13614.0
3) Neutral or not sure9910.2
4) Disagree20020.7
5) Strongly disagree25426.2
Missing11 
TOTAL968100.0
188) 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 agree23123.9
2) Agree20421.1
3) Neutral or not sure10310.7
4) Disagree14915.4
5) Strongly disagree27928.9
Missing13 
TOTAL966100.0
189) 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 agree26227.2
2) Agree15416.0
3) Neutral or not sure13413.9
4) Disagree19520.2
5) Strongly disagree21922.7
Missing15 
TOTAL964100.0
190) Please indicate whether you agree or disagree with each statement. Same-sex couples should be allowed to marry. (SSMARRY)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree22022.8
2) Agree16517.1
3) Neutral or not sure12412.9
4) Disagree17317.9
5) Strongly disagree28229.3
Missing15 
TOTAL964100.0
191) 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 agree19320.0
2) Agree22022.8
3) Neutral or not sure666.8
4) Disagree16216.8
5) Strongly disagree32633.7
Missing12 
TOTAL967100.0
192) Please indicate whether you agree or disagree with each statement. Same-sex couples should be allowed to adopt children. (ADPTCHLD)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree27928.9
2) Agree26427.3
3) Neutral or not sure12412.8
4) Disagree12813.3
5) Strongly disagree17117.7
Missing13 
TOTAL966100.0
193) 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 agree25826.7
2) Agree21822.6
3) Neutral or not sure11812.2
4) Disagree12713.2
5) Strongly disagree24425.3
Missing14 
TOTAL965100.0
194) 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, definitely38339.9
2) Yes, probably12412.9
3) Not sure525.4
4) No, probably not10210.6
5) No, definitely not30031.2
Missing18 
TOTAL961100.0
195) 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, definitely38239.7
2) Yes, probably11912.4
3) Not sure495.1
4) No, probably not10510.9
5) No, definitely not30731.9
Missing17 
TOTAL962100.0
196) 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, definitely35436.8
2) Yes, probably11411.8
3) Not sure586.0
4) No, probably not9610.0
5) No, definitely not34135.4
Missing16 
TOTAL963100.0
197) What is your sex? (SEX)
TOTAL%
1) Female28129.1
2) Male68370.9
Missing15 
TOTAL964100.0
198) What is your present age? (AGE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL96552.34510
199) 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 farm697.2
2) On a farm40.4
3) In a small city or town (under 50,000 population)32033.3
4) In a medium-size city (50,000-250,000 population)15215.8
5) In a suburb near a medium-size city717.4
6) In a large city (over 250,000 population)12513.0
7) In a suburb near a large city22022.9
Missing18 
TOTAL961100.0
200) 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 farm475.2
2) On a farm40.4
3) In a small city or town (under 50,000 population)33236.9
4) In a medium-size city (50,000-250,000 population)15417.1
5) In a suburb near a medium-size city515.7
6) In a large city (over 250,000 population)13314.8
7) In a suburb near a large city17819.8
Missing80 
TOTAL899100.0
201) What is your present marital status? (MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Married82485.7
2) Not married13814.3
Missing17 
TOTAL962100.0
202) If not currently married; have you ever been married? (MARRY)
TOTAL%
1) No, never married6347.0
2) Yes, am now widowed96.7
3) Yes, am now divorced5742.5
4) Yes, am both widowed and divorced53.7
Missing845 
TOTAL134100.0
203) If currently married: have you had a previous marriage (or marriages)? (PREMARRY)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, was widowed81.0
2) Yes, was divorced13918.0
3) Yes, both widowed and divorced10.1
4) No62680.9
Missing205 
TOTAL774100.0
204) What is the highest level of education completed by your spouse? (SEDUC)
TOTAL%
2) Some high school10.1
3) High school diploma222.7
4) Some college, but no degree617.4
5) Associate's degree283.4
6) Bachelor's degree17120.8
7) Some graduate work9611.7
8) Graduate degree44554.0
Missing155 
TOTAL824100.0
205) Is your husband or wife an ordained minister? (SMINISTR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes12415.1
2) No69884.9
Missing157 
TOTAL822100.0
206) Please indicate your spouse's employment status. Employed full-time (SFULL)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked54155.6
1) Checked43244.4
Missing6 
TOTAL973100.0
207) Please indicate your spouse's employment status. Employed part-time (SPART)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked81884.0
1) Checked15616.0
Missing5 
TOTAL974100.0
208) Please indicate your spouse's employment status. Self-employed (SSELF)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked89992.3
1) Checked757.7
Missing5 
TOTAL974100.0
209) Please indicate your spouse's employment status. Unemployed (SUNEMPLY)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked95497.9
1) Checked202.1
Missing5 
TOTAL974100.0
210) Please indicate your spouse's employment status. Retired (SRETIRED)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked90993.3
1) Checked656.7
Missing5 
TOTAL974100.0
211) Please indicate your spouse's employment status. Full-time homemaker (SHOMEMAK)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked87689.9
1) Checked9810.1
Missing5 
TOTAL974100.0
212) Please indicate your spouse's employment status. Student (SSTUDENT)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked96198.7
1) Checked131.3
Missing5 
TOTAL974100.0
213) Please indicate your spouse's employment status. Other (specify) (SOTHER)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked96098.6
1) Checked141.4
Missing5 
TOTAL974100.0
214) 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) 10.2
2) 10.2
3) 10.2
4) 20.3
5) 40.6
6) 20.3
8) 30.5
10) 142.1
12) 60.9
15) 111.7
16) 40.6
17) 10.2
18) 71.1
20) 558.4
22) 10.2
24) 30.5
25) 223.4
27) 10.2
30) 406.1
32) 81.2
34) 10.2
35) 243.7
36) 30.5
37) 20.3
38) 50.8
40) 16024.5
42) 30.5
43) 30.5
45) 497.5
47) 10.2
48) 121.8
50) 9714.8
53) 10.2
55) 365.5
58) 20.3
60) 467.0
65) 60.9
70) 81.2
71) 10.2
75) 20.3
80) 40.6
90) 10.2
Missing325 
TOTAL654100.0
215) 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) Baptist769.2
2) Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)111.3
3) Episcopal242.9
4) Lutheran496.0
5) Methodist11113.5
6) Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), PCUS, UPCUSA, or UPCNA31738.6
7) Other Presbyterian182.2
8) Reformed111.3
9) Roman Catholic617.4
10) UCC (United Church of Christ/Congregational)232.8
11) Independent or non-denominational151.8
12) Other (specify)809.7
13) None263.2
Missing157 
TOTAL822100.0
216) Please indicate the faith or denomination in which your husband or wife is currently affiliated. (SFAITH2)
TOTAL%
1) Baptist20.2
2) Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)10.1
3) Episcopal70.9
4) Lutheran70.9
5) Methodist131.6
6) Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), PCUS, UPCUSA, or UPCNA72389.7
7) Other Presbyterian20.2
9) Roman Catholic131.6
10) UCC (United Church of Christ/Congregational)81.0
11) Independent or non-denominational30.4
12) Other (specify)141.7
13) None131.6
Missing173 
TOTAL806100.0
217) How many children do you have? (If none, write 0.) Include any legally adopted children; exclude stepchildren unless legally adopted. (CHILDREN)
TOTAL%
0) None14815.4
1) 110711.1
2) 240942.6
3) 321822.7
4) 4606.3
5) 5101.0
6) 670.7
7) 710.1
Missing19 
TOTAL960100.0
218) Do you currently live in a manse or other housing provided by your congregation? (MANSE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes14915.5
2) No81484.5
Missing16 
TOTAL963100.0
219) 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 alone9710.0
2) Two of us44646.0
3) Three of us16617.1
4) Four of us16016.5
5) Five of us757.7
6) Six of us212.2
7) Seven or more of us40.4
8) Not applicable (I live in a dormitory, nursing home or other institutional housing10.1
Missing9 
TOTAL970100.0
220) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are aged under 6 years? (AGE6)
TOTAL%
0) None25969.8
1) One6718.1
2) Two3810.2
3) Three61.6
4) Four10.3
Missing608 
TOTAL371100.0
221) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are aged 6–12 years? (AGE12)
TOTAL%
0) None24457.4
1) One11025.9
2) Two5512.9
3) Three153.5
4) Four10.2
Missing554 
TOTAL425100.0
222) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are aged 13–17 years? (AGE17)
TOTAL%
0) None22753.4
1) One13331.3
2) Two5913.9
3) Three40.9
4) Four20.5
Missing554 
TOTAL425100.0
223) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are aged 18–24 years? (AGE24)
TOTAL%
0) None25377.4
1) One6219.0
2) Two123.7
Missing652 
TOTAL327100.0
224) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are aged 25 years and over? (AGE25)
TOTAL%
0) None20.2
1) One12012.5
2) Two78781.8
3) Three474.9
4) Four50.5
5) Five10.1
Missing17 
TOTAL962100.0
225) 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 alone949.7
2) A single parent, living with one or more children222.3
3) A married couple, no children in household40842.3
4) A married couple, living with one or more children38339.7
5) Some other arrangement (please describe your household here)586.0
Missing14 
TOTAL965100.0
226) Generally speaking, do you think of yourself as a Democrat, Independent, Republican, or other? (PARTYID)
TOTAL%
1) Democrat50752.8
2) Independent20221.0
3) Republican23224.1
4) Other (specify)202.1
Missing18 
TOTAL961100.0
227) What is your race or origin? White or Caucasian (RACE)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked606.2
1) Checked91493.8
Missing5 
TOTAL974100.0
228) What is your race or origin? Black or African American (RACE2)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked96398.9
1) Checked111.1
Missing5 
TOTAL974100.0
229) What is your race or origin? Indian (American) or Alaska native (RACE3)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked96599.1
1) Checked90.9
Missing5 
TOTAL974100.0
230) What is your race or origin? Asian or Pacific Islander (RACE4)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked95097.5
1) Checked242.5
Missing5 
TOTAL974100.0
231) What is your race or origin? Hispanic, Latino/a, or Spanish origin (RACE5)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked96198.7
1) Checked131.3
Missing5 
TOTAL974100.0
232) What is your race or origin? Some other race (specify) (RACE6)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked97099.6
1) Checked40.4
Missing5 
TOTAL974100.0
233) 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 $10,00010.1
2) $10,000-$14,99940.4
3) $15,000-$19,99940.4
4) $20,000-$29,999272.8
5) $30,000-$39,999707.3
6) $40,000-$49,99910711.2
7) $50,000-$59,99912112.7
8) $60,000-$69,9999610.1
9) $70,000-$79,99910811.3
10) $80,000-$89,999848.8
11) $90,000-$99,9999710.2
12) $100,000-$124,99912112.7
13) $125,000-$149,999576.0
14) $150,000-$199,999303.1
15) $200,000-$249,99980.8
16) $250,000 or more181.9
Missing26 
TOTAL953100.0
234) 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) Yes79983.0
2) No16417.0
Missing16 
TOTAL963100.0
235) Write your best estimate of the amount given. (AMTGIVE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL8785846.08333896
236) 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) Yes39642.9
2) No52757.1
Missing56 
TOTAL923100.0
237) Write your best estimate of the amount given. (AMTCAP)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL34815893253
238) 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) Yes72075.7
2) No23124.3
Missing28 
TOTAL951100.0
239) Write your best estimate of the amount given. (AMTSPEC)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL7615761.54772337
240) 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) Yes55659.5
2) No37940.5
Missing44 
TOTAL935100.0
241) Write your best estimate of the amount given. (ALLCAUSE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL5504907.72960246
242) 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) Yes72175.9
2) No22924.1
Missing29 
TOTAL950100.0
243) Write your best estimate of the amount given. (AMTNOREL)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL7595715.64265367
244) Pastor (PASTOR)
TOTAL%
0) Non-pastor31432.2
1) Pastor66067.8
Missing5 
TOTAL974100.0
245) Sample (SAMPLE1)
TOTAL%
3) Pastors66067.8
4) Specialized clergy31432.2
Missing5 
TOTAL974100.0
246) I-AGE: What is your present age? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-AGE)
TOTAL%
1) Less than 4010410.8
2) 40-4924125.0
3) 50-6454756.7
4) 65+737.6
Missing14 
TOTAL965100.0
247) I-GENDER: What is your sex? (for use with online analysis) (I-GENDER)
TOTAL%
1) Female28129.1
2) Male68370.9
Missing15 
TOTAL964100.0
248) 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 $20,00090.9
2) $20K-49,99920421.4
3) $50K-99,99950653.1
4) $100K+23424.6
Missing26 
TOTAL953100.0
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) Democrat50752.8
2) Independent20221.0
3) Republican23224.1
4) Other (specify)202.1
Missing18 
TOTAL961100.0