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

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All frequencies are raw numbers (no weights used).
1) Survey number (CODE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL6773753.049432
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 agree47470.7
2) Agree14721.9
3) Neutral or not sure416.1
4) Disagree40.6
5) Strongly disagree40.6
Missing7 
TOTAL670100.0
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 agree45567.7
2) Agree11617.3
3) Neutral or not sure629.2
4) Disagree334.9
5) Strongly disagree60.9
Missing5 
TOTAL672100.0
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 agree50875.8
2) Agree11917.8
3) Neutral or not sure284.2
4) Disagree142.1
5) Strongly disagree10.1
Missing7 
TOTAL670100.0
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 agree50174.4
2) Agree11817.5
3) Neutral or not sure294.3
4) Disagree142.1
5) Strongly disagree111.6
Missing4 
TOTAL673100.0
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 agree58887.8
2) Agree8212.2
Missing7 
TOTAL670100.0
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 agree58988.0
2) Agree8012.0
Missing8 
TOTAL669100.0
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 agree58587.2
2) Agree7911.8
3) Neutral or not sure20.3
4) Disagree30.4
5) Strongly disagree20.3
Missing6 
TOTAL671100.0
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 agree48071.9
2) Agree8112.1
3) Neutral or not sure598.8
4) Disagree253.7
5) Strongly disagree233.4
Missing9 
TOTAL668100.0
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 agree36354.3
2) Agree21432.0
3) Neutral or not sure7110.6
4) Disagree172.5
5) Strongly disagree30.4
Missing9 
TOTAL668100.0
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 agree37756.7
2) Agree25638.5
3) Neutral or not sure253.8
4) Disagree71.1
Missing12 
TOTAL665100.0
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 agree36755.3
2) Agree24737.2
3) Neutral or not sure436.5
4) Disagree71.1
Missing13 
TOTAL664100.0
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 agree35653.5
2) Agree25338.0
3) Neutral or not sure487.2
4) Disagree71.1
5) Strongly disagree10.2
Missing12 
TOTAL665100.0
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 agree14622.0
2) Agree19729.6
3) Neutral or not sure14221.4
4) Disagree11317.0
5) Strongly disagree6710.1
Missing12 
TOTAL665100.0
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 agree9514.4
2) Agree24937.7
3) Neutral or not sure19930.1
4) Disagree8512.9
5) Strongly disagree335.0
Missing16 
TOTAL661100.0
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 agree16023.9
2) Agree28742.8
3) Neutral or not sure8412.5
4) Disagree10215.2
5) Strongly disagree375.5
Missing7 
TOTAL670100.0
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 agree20831.2
2) Agree30245.3
3) Neutral or not sure9213.8
4) Disagree426.3
5) Strongly disagree223.3
Missing11 
TOTAL666100.0
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 agree10816.0
2) Agree15923.6
3) Neutral or not sure11617.2
4) Disagree11216.6
5) Strongly disagree17826.4
Missing4 
TOTAL673100.0
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 agree669.8
2) Agree22733.8
3) Neutral or not sure18427.4
4) Disagree13520.1
5) Strongly disagree608.9
Missing5 
TOTAL672100.0
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 agree13019.4
2) Agree27941.6
3) Neutral or not sure10014.9
4) Disagree13219.7
5) Strongly disagree294.3
Missing7 
TOTAL670100.0
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 agree10015.0
2) Agree33750.5
3) Neutral or not sure13820.7
4) Disagree7110.6
5) Strongly disagree213.1
Missing10 
TOTAL667100.0
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 agree659.7
2) Agree20931.3
3) Neutral or not sure19028.5
4) Disagree12318.4
5) Strongly disagree8012.0
Missing10 
TOTAL667100.0
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 agree27240.5
2) Agree31346.6
3) Neutral or not sure7310.9
4) Disagree111.6
5) Strongly disagree30.4
Missing5 
TOTAL672100.0
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 agree24436.5
2) Agree33249.6
3) Neutral or not sure7711.5
4) Disagree131.9
5) Strongly disagree30.4
Missing8 
TOTAL669100.0
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 agree385.7
2) Agree20931.2
3) Neutral or not sure20430.5
4) Disagree15322.9
5) Strongly disagree659.7
Missing8 
TOTAL669100.0
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 agree11316.9
2) Agree34852.1
3) Neutral or not sure14121.1
4) Disagree598.8
5) Strongly disagree71.0
Missing9 
TOTAL668100.0
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 agree10716.1
2) Agree28242.5
3) Neutral or not sure18928.5
4) Disagree7210.8
5) Strongly disagree142.1
Missing13 
TOTAL664100.0
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 agree253.8
2) Agree12419.0
3) Neutral or not sure27842.6
4) Disagree16925.9
5) Strongly disagree578.7
Missing24 
TOTAL653100.0
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 agree19729.7
2) Agree16224.4
3) Neutral or not sure17025.6
4) Disagree9714.6
5) Strongly disagree385.7
Missing13 
TOTAL664100.0
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 agree17626.7
2) Agree34352.0
3) Neutral or not sure9915.0
4) Disagree324.8
5) Strongly disagree101.5
Missing17 
TOTAL660100.0
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 familiar466.9
2) Generally familiar12118.1
3) Somewhat familiar15423.1
4) Not too familiar17626.4
5) Not at all familiar17025.5
Missing10 
TOTAL667100.0
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) Yes9015.2
2) No50484.8
Missing83 
TOTAL594100.0
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) Yes19534.0
2) No37866.0
Missing104 
TOTAL573100.0
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) Yes16528.5
2) No41471.5
Missing98 
TOTAL579100.0
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) Yes6511.2
2) No51588.8
Missing97 
TOTAL580100.0
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) Yes10117.4
2) No47982.6
Missing97 
TOTAL580100.0
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) Yes11621.4
2) No42678.6
Missing135 
TOTAL542100.0
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 concerned36756.1
2) Generally concerned15223.2
3) Somewhat concerned467.0
4) Not too concerned6610.1
5) Not at all concerned233.5
Missing23 
TOTAL654100.0
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 concerned30646.7
2) Generally concerned20531.3
3) Somewhat concerned7711.8
4) Not too concerned558.4
5) Not at all concerned121.8
Missing22 
TOTAL655100.0
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 concerned38258.0
2) Generally concerned17125.9
3) Somewhat concerned7711.7
4) Not too concerned243.6
5) Not at all concerned50.8
Missing18 
TOTAL659100.0
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 concerned28343.0
2) Generally concerned24336.9
3) Somewhat concerned10115.3
4) Not too concerned294.4
5) Not at all concerned20.3
Missing19 
TOTAL658100.0
42) How do you feel about the relative importance of peace, unity, and purity for the church? (Q7IMPORT)
TOTAL%
1) They differ in importance31650.0
2) They are the same in importance20332.1
3) Not sure11317.9
Missing45 
TOTAL632100.0
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 important10632.2
2) Ranked second most important10933.1
3) Ranked third most important11434.7
Missing348 
TOTAL329100.0
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 important6218.8
2) Ranked second most important17854.1
3) Ranked third most important8927.1
Missing348 
TOTAL329100.0
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 important16951.5
2) Ranked second most important3911.9
3) Ranked third most important12036.6
Missing349 
TOTAL328100.0
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 stand6212.4
2) Not aware of stand44087.6
Missing175 
TOTAL502100.0
47) Presbyterian Coalition's stand on report is: (Q8PCB)
TOTAL%
1) In favor306.9
2) Opposed327.4
3) Mixed225.1
4) I don't know and have no guess34980.6
Missing244 
TOTAL433100.0
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 stand489.6
2) Not aware of stand45290.4
Missing177 
TOTAL500100.0
49) Covenant Network of Presbyterians' stand on report is: (Q8CNPB)
TOTAL%
1) In favor337.7
2) Opposed225.1
3) Mixed225.1
4) I don't know and have no guess35182.0
Missing249 
TOTAL428100.0
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 stand12424.4
2) Not aware of stand38475.6
Missing169 
TOTAL508100.0
51) Presbyterian Lay Committee/Presbyterian Layman's stand on report is: (Q8PLCB)
TOTAL%
1) In favor4610.1
2) Opposed8518.6
3) Mixed265.7
4) I don't know and have no guess29965.6
Missing221 
TOTAL456100.0
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 stand275.4
2) Not aware of stand47194.6
Missing179 
TOTAL498100.0
53) Witherspoon Society's stand on report is: (Q8WSB)
TOTAL%
1) In favor204.7
2) Opposed122.8
3) Mixed143.3
4) I don't know and have no guess37889.2
Missing253 
TOTAL424100.0
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 stand7514.9
2) Not aware of stand42985.1
Missing173 
TOTAL504100.0
55) Presbyterians for Renewal's stand on report is: (Q8PFRB)
TOTAL%
1) In favor388.7
2) Opposed409.1
3) Mixed245.5
4) I don't know and have no guess33676.7
Missing239 
TOTAL438100.0
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 stand5310.6
2) Not aware of stand44589.4
Missing179 
TOTAL498100.0
57) More Light Presbyterians' stand on report is: (Q8MLPB)
TOTAL%
1) In favor5011.6
2) Opposed245.6
3) Mixed194.4
4) I don't know and have no guess33778.4
Missing247 
TOTAL430100.0
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 stand153.0
2) Not aware of stand47997.0
Missing183 
TOTAL494100.0
59) Institute for Religion and Democracy's stand on report is: (Q8IRDB)
TOTAL%
1) In favor143.4
2) Opposed174.1
3) Mixed112.7
4) I don't know and have no guess37389.9
Missing262 
TOTAL415100.0
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 stand428.4
2) Not aware of stand45791.6
Missing178 
TOTAL499100.0
61) That All May Freely Serve's stand on report is: (Q8TAMFSB)
TOTAL%
1) In favor5111.9
2) Opposed286.6
3) Mixed122.8
4) I don't know and have no guess33678.7
Missing250 
TOTAL427100.0
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 section11216.8
2) Favor eliminating this section8913.4
3) Neutral or not sure8212.3
4) Oppose eliminating this section11917.9
5) Strongly oppose eliminating this section26339.5
Missing12 
TOTAL665100.0
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 favor243.6
2) Favor6810.2
3) Neutral or not sure19929.9
4) Oppose23735.6
5) Strongly oppose13720.6
Missing12 
TOTAL665100.0
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 favor9214.0
2) Favor15924.3
3) Neutral or not sure26640.6
4) Oppose10716.3
5) Strongly oppose314.7
Missing22 
TOTAL655100.0
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 agree10816.4
2) Agree24136.5
3) Neutral or not sure9814.8
4) Disagree19329.2
5) Strongly disagree203.0
Missing17 
TOTAL660100.0
66) Do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements? Conflict in the church is inevitable. (Q11INEVT)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree9414.3
2) Agree45969.7
3) Neutral or not sure507.6
4) Disagree527.9
5) Strongly disagree40.6
Missing18 
TOTAL659100.0
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 agree558.3
2) Agree22233.6
3) Neutral or not sure14021.2
4) Disagree20030.3
5) Strongly disagree436.5
Missing17 
TOTAL660100.0
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 agree6610.0
2) Agree17126.0
3) Neutral or not sure14822.5
4) Disagree22934.8
5) Strongly disagree446.7
Missing19 
TOTAL658100.0
69) Do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements? A church of millions can never be pure. (Q11MILLS)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree446.7
2) Agree26740.9
3) Neutral or not sure15023.0
4) Disagree17026.0
5) Strongly disagree223.4
Missing24 
TOTAL653100.0
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 agree10716.1
2) Agree21933.0
3) Neutral or not sure14722.2
4) Disagree17326.1
5) Strongly disagree172.6
Missing14 
TOTAL663100.0
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 agree335.0
2) Agree25638.8
3) Neutral or not sure17526.6
4) Disagree14522.0
5) Strongly disagree507.6
Missing18 
TOTAL659100.0
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 agree162.4
2) Agree11217.1
3) Neutral or not sure18327.9
4) Disagree23535.8
5) Strongly disagree11016.8
Missing21 
TOTAL656100.0
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 agree192.9
2) Agree10616.0
3) Neutral or not sure26039.3
4) Disagree22934.6
5) Strongly disagree477.1
Missing16 
TOTAL661100.0
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 agree416.4
2) Agree15824.8
3) Neutral or not sure23737.1
4) Disagree17527.4
5) Strongly disagree274.2
Missing39 
TOTAL638100.0
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 agree121.8
2) Agree609.1
3) Neutral or not sure28042.4
4) Disagree25939.2
5) Strongly disagree497.4
Missing17 
TOTAL660100.0
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 agree91.4
2) Agree19329.0
3) Neutral or not sure30946.5
4) Disagree11417.1
5) Strongly disagree406.0
Missing12 
TOTAL665100.0
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 agree71.1
2) Agree9314.2
3) Neutral or not sure27241.5
4) Disagree23636.0
5) Strongly disagree477.2
Missing22 
TOTAL655100.0
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 agree16825.3
2) Agree26740.2
3) Neutral or not sure9113.7
4) Disagree11717.6
5) Strongly disagree223.3
Missing12 
TOTAL665100.0
79) Response form: (RESPFORM)
TOTAL%
1) Paper57284.5
2) Web10515.5
TOTAL677100.0
80) Sample (SAMPLE)
TOTAL%
2) Elders677100.0
TOTAL677100.0
81) How many years have you been a member of your current congregation? (YRMEM)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL66422.09816
82) How far do you live from your congregation? (MILES)
TOTAL%
0) Less than one mile7311.0
1) 19213.8
2) 210816.2
3) 38112.2
4) 4507.5
5) 56710.1
6) 6294.4
7) 7223.3
8) 8203.0
9) 940.6
10) 10416.2
11) 1150.8
12) 12162.4
13) 1350.8
14) 1440.6
15) 15192.9
16) 1640.6
17) 1730.5
18) 1820.3
19) 1920.3
20) 2040.6
21) 2110.2
23) 2310.2
25) 2510.2
28) 2810.2
30) 3030.5
32) 3220.3
35) 3510.2
40) 4020.3
101) 10110.2
400) 40010.2
Missing12 
TOTAL665100.0
83) Check here if you don't know number of members. (DKNUMMEM)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked64295.4
1) Checked314.6
Missing4 
TOTAL673100.0
84) What is the approximate number of members in your congregation? (NUMMEM)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL626788.7092142
85) Have you ever been ordained an elder in the Presbyterian Church? (ORDELDER)
TOTAL%
1) Yes66699.7
2) No20.3
Missing9 
TOTAL668100.0
86) If you have ever been ordained an elder in the Presbyterian Church, are you serving now on session? (ELDERSER)
TOTAL%
1) Yes619100.0
Missing58 
TOTAL619100.0
87) Have you ever been ordained a deacon in the Presbyterian Church? (ORDDEACN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes26540.6
2) No38759.4
Missing25 
TOTAL652100.0
88) If you have ever been ordained a deacon in the Presbyterian Church, are you currently serving on the board of deacons? (DECONSER)
TOTAL%
1) Yes5100.0
Missing672 
TOTAL5100.0
89) Which other positions, if any, do you hold in church? Chair of congregational committee or task force (POSCHAIR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked37555.7
1) Checked29844.3
Missing4 
TOTAL673100.0
90) Which other positions, if any, do you hold in church? Member of congregational committee or task force (POSCONGR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked39959.3
1) Checked27440.7
Missing4 
TOTAL673100.0
91) 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 checked60690.0
1) Checked6710.0
Missing4 
TOTAL673100.0
92) Which other positions, if any, do you hold in church? Officer of men's, women's, or youth group (OFFICER)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked60489.7
1) Checked6910.3
Missing4 
TOTAL673100.0
93) Which other positions, if any, do you hold in church? Member of men's, women's, or youth group (POSMEMBR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked51676.7
1) Checked15723.3
Missing4 
TOTAL673100.0
94) Which other positions, if any, do you hold in church? Organist or choir director (POSORGAN)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked66098.1
1) Checked131.9
Missing4 
TOTAL673100.0
95) Which other positions, if any, do you hold in church? Member of choir (POSCHOIR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked50675.2
1) Checked16724.8
Missing4 
TOTAL673100.0
96) Which other positions, if any, do you hold in church? Church School or Sunday School teacher/leader (POSTEACH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked50775.3
1) Checked16624.7
Missing4 
TOTAL673100.0
97) Which other positions, if any, do you hold in church? Other (POSOTHR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked48171.5
1) Checked19228.5
Missing4 
TOTAL673100.0
98) How often do you generally attend Sunday worship at your congregation? (WORSHIP)
TOTAL%
1) Never20.3
4) Several times a year30.4
5) About once a month50.7
6) 2-3 times a month669.9
7) Nearly every week32147.9
8) Every week27340.7
Missing7 
TOTAL670100.0
99) 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 emphasis12418.6
2) Reaching those who do not attend church497.4
3) Traditional style of worship or music23535.3
4) Contemporary style of worship or music355.3
5) Sharing in the Lord's Supper8112.2
6) Social activities or meeting new people162.4
7) Sermons/preaching9414.1
8) Bible study or prayer groups, other discussion groups192.9
9) Ministry for children or youth71.1
10) Prayer ministry for one another20.3
11) Practical care for one another in times of need10.2
13) Openness to social diversity10.2
14) Your church school or Sunday school class10.2
Missing12 
TOTAL665100.0
100) 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 church50.8
3) Traditional style of worship or music497.5
4) Contemporary style of worship or music172.6
5) Sharing in the Lord's Supper13120.1
6) Social activities or meeting new people538.1
7) Sermons/preaching16024.6
8) Bible study or prayer groups, other discussion groups9314.3
9) Ministry for children or youth538.1
10) Prayer ministry for one another324.9
11) Practical care for one another in times of need477.2
13) Openness to social diversity50.8
14) Your church school or Sunday school class60.9
Missing26 
TOTAL651100.0
101) 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 music20.3
4) Contemporary style of worship or music20.3
5) Sharing in the Lord's Supper183.0
6) Social activities or meeting new people203.3
7) Sermons/preaching9816.3
8) Bible study or prayer groups, other discussion groups6410.7
9) Ministry for children or youth559.2
10) Prayer ministry for one another447.3
11) Practical care for one another in times of need14023.3
12) The congregation's school or pre-school71.2
13) Openness to social diversity569.3
14) Your church school or Sunday school class9415.7
Missing77 
TOTAL600100.0
102) 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 hours294.4
2) 1-2 hours8212.3
3) 3-5 hours17225.9
4) 6-10 hours21332.0
5) 11-20 hours13520.3
6) More than 20 hours345.1
Missing12 
TOTAL665100.0
103) 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 hours314.6
2) 1-2 hours11216.8
3) 3-5 hours22834.1
4) 6-10 hours18828.1
5) 11-20 hours659.7
6) More than 20 hours446.6
Missing9 
TOTAL668100.0
104) 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 hours30446.1
2) 1-2 hours16625.2
3) 3-5 hours11717.8
4) 6-10 hours446.7
5) 11-20 hours192.9
6) More than 20 hours91.4
Missing18 
TOTAL659100.0
105) 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 hours18628.4
2) 1-2 hours18227.7
3) 3-5 hours13921.2
4) 6-10 hours7211.0
5) 11-20 hours395.9
6) More than 20 hours385.8
Missing21 
TOTAL656100.0
106) How old were you when you first began attending a Presbyterian church? (AGEPCUSE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL66619.19218
107) Including your current congregation, how many congregations have you ever belonged to? (NUMCONG)
TOTAL%
0) 203.0
1) 8212.4
2) 18628.1
3) 13620.5
4) 10215.4
5) 517.7
6) 284.2
7) 203.0
8) 162.4
9) 81.2
10) 71.1
11) 10.2
12) 30.5
14) 10.2
15) 20.3
Missing14 
TOTAL663100.0
108) Of these, how many are/have been Presbyterian? (NUMPRES)
TOTAL%
0) 193.1
1) 25341.1
2) 15625.4
3) 9415.3
4) 447.2
5) 172.8
6) 111.8
7) 50.8
8) 61.0
9) 50.8
10) 40.7
11) 10.2
Missing62 
TOTAL615100.0
109) 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) Baptist8212.3
2) Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)111.7
3) Episcopal172.6
4) Lutheran375.6
5) Methodist8112.2
6) Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), PCUS, UPCUSA, or UPCNA30145.3
7) Other Presbyterian (specify)40.6
8) Reformed60.9
9) Roman Catholic487.2
10) UCC (United Church or Christ/Congregational)152.3
11) Independent or Non-denominational101.5
12) None142.1
13) Other (specify)395.9
Missing12 
TOTAL665100.0
110) Approximately how frequently do you engage in the following activities? Read the Bible privately (BIBLEPRI)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/almost daily14822.6
2) Several times a week10916.6
3) Weekly9614.7
4) Several times a month10516.0
5) Once a month578.7
6) Less than once a month11717.9
7) Never233.5
Missing22 
TOTAL655100.0
111) Approximately how frequently do you engage in the following activities? Read the Bible with family or friends (BIBLEOTH)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/almost daily101.6
2) Several times a week315.0
3) Weekly13922.5
4) Several times a month619.9
5) Once a month518.3
6) Less than once a month14223.0
7) Never18329.7
Missing60 
TOTAL617100.0
112) Approximately how frequently do you engage in the following activities? Attend a Bible study group (BIBLESTY)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/almost daily10.2
2) Several times a week162.5
3) Weekly18429.3
4) Several times a month619.7
5) Once a month7011.1
6) Less than once a month11918.9
7) Never17728.2
Missing49 
TOTAL628100.0
113) Approximately how frequently do you engage in the following activities? Read other devotional materials or religious books (DEVOTMAT)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/almost daily11517.5
2) Several times a week8312.7
3) Weekly649.8
4) Several times a month13120.0
5) Once a month10015.2
6) Less than once a month12519.1
7) Never385.8
Missing21 
TOTAL656100.0
114) Approximately how frequently do you engage in the following activities? Pray privately (PRAYPRI)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/almost daily47571.4
2) Several times a week10716.1
3) Weekly284.2
4) Several times a month304.5
5) Once a month81.2
6) Less than once a month111.7
7) Never60.9
Missing12 
TOTAL665100.0
115) Approximately how frequently do you engage in the following activities? Pray with family or friends (PRAYOTH)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/almost daily11618.4
2) Several times a week9915.7
3) Weekly16626.3
4) Several times a month7511.9
5) Once a month416.5
6) Less than once a month6810.8
7) Never6710.6
Missing45 
TOTAL632100.0
116) Approximately how frequently do you engage in the following activities? Attend a prayer group (PRAYGRP)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/almost daily10.2
2) Several times a week91.5
3) Weekly9215.6
4) Several times a month376.3
5) Once a month335.6
6) Less than once a month11619.7
7) Never30251.2
Missing87 
TOTAL590100.0
117) Approximately how frequently do you engage in the following activities? Use the Internet, in general (GINTERNT)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/almost daily37058.6
2) Several times a week8813.9
3) Weekly335.2
4) Several times a month294.6
5) Once a month91.4
6) Less than once a month193.0
7) Never8313.2
Missing46 
TOTAL631100.0
118) Approximately how frequently do you engage in the following activities? Send and receive email (EMAIL)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/almost daily39362.8
2) Several times a week7612.1
3) Weekly325.1
4) Several times a month315.0
5) Once a month71.1
6) Less than once a month132.1
7) Never7411.8
Missing51 
TOTAL626100.0
119) Approximately how frequently do you engage in the following activities? Use the Internet for religious/spiritual purposes (RINTERNT)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/almost daily335.3
2) Several times a week619.7
3) Weekly436.9
4) Several times a month9415.0
5) Once a month558.8
6) Less than once a month13020.8
7) Never21033.5
Missing51 
TOTAL626100.0
120) Approximately how frequently do you engage in the following activities? Say grace before meals (SAYGRACE)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/almost daily29444.5
2) Several times a week9614.5
3) Weekly406.1
4) Several times a month6810.3
5) Once a month274.1
6) Less than once a month10415.8
7) Never314.7
Missing17 
TOTAL660100.0
121) Which of the following terms best describes your current stand on theological issues? (ISSUES)
TOTAL%
1) Very conservative497.4
2) Conservative23235.0
3) Moderate25438.4
4) Liberal9514.4
5) Very liberal324.8
Missing15 
TOTAL662100.0
122) Have you ever tried to encourage someone to believe in Jesus Christ or to accept Him as a personal savior? (JESUS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes47771.4
2) No19128.6
Missing9 
TOTAL668100.0
123) 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) Yes32348.9
2) No33851.1
Missing16 
TOTAL661100.0
124) 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)
TOTAL%
4) 410.3
5) 520.6
6) 620.6
7) 751.6
8) 872.3
9) Child31.0
10) 10134.2
11) 1192.9
12) 123210.4
13) 13247.8
14) Teenager185.8
15) 15144.5
16) 16123.9
17) 17123.9
18) 1861.9
19) 1972.3
20) 2082.6
21) 2182.6
22) 2261.9
23) 2320.6
24) 2431.0
25) 2572.3
26) 2672.3
27) 2731.0
28) 2882.6
29) 2961.9
30) 30103.2
31) 3131.0
32) 3241.3
33) 3331.0
34) 3410.3
35) 35103.2
36) 3620.6
37) 3741.3
38) 3841.3
39) 3931.0
40) 40144.5
41) 4110.3
42) 4231.0
43) 4310.3
44) 4420.6
45) 4520.6
47) 4720.6
50) 5061.9
51) 5110.3
53) 5320.6
54) 5420.6
60) 6010.3
99) Don't know20.6
Missing369 
TOTAL308100.0
125) In the last year, have you invited someone to attend worship at your congregation? (INVITEW)
TOTAL%
1) Yes50776.5
2) No15623.5
Missing14 
TOTAL663100.0
126) 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) 1408.6
2) 210121.7
3) 37215.5
4) 46814.6
5) 56113.1
6) 6388.2
7) 7122.6
8) 881.7
9) 930.6
10) 10378.0
11) 1110.2
12) 1271.5
15) 1510.2
20) 2081.7
25) 2551.1
30) 3010.2
97) A few-several20.4
Missing212 
TOTAL465100.0
127) 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.11617.4
2) The Bible is the word of God, to be interpreted in the light of its historical and cultural context.28643.0
3) The Bible is the word of God, to be interpreted in the light of its historical context and the Church's teachings.21432.2
4) The Bible is not the word of God, but contains God's word to us.426.3
5) The Bible is not the word of God but is a valuable book.40.6
7) Don't know30.5
Missing12 
TOTAL665100.0
128) 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 agree48973.2
2) Agree12518.7
3) Neutral or not sure477.0
4) Disagree60.9
5) Strongly disagree10.1
Missing9 
TOTAL668100.0
129) 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 agree38257.3
2) Agree12719.0
3) Neutral or not sure12518.7
4) Disagree223.3
5) Strongly disagree111.6
Missing10 
TOTAL667100.0
130) 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 agree588.8
2) Agree12418.8
3) Neutral or not sure14221.5
4) Disagree23335.3
5) Strongly disagree10315.6
Missing17 
TOTAL660100.0
131) 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 agree304.6
2) Agree11818.0
3) Neutral or not sure13520.6
4) Disagree19730.0
5) Strongly disagree17626.8
Missing21 
TOTAL656100.0
132) 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 agree32148.3
2) Agree15623.5
3) Neutral or not sure10115.2
4) Disagree639.5
5) Strongly disagree233.5
Missing13 
TOTAL664100.0
133) 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 agree17927.1
2) Agree11417.2
3) Neutral or not sure15623.6
4) Disagree13921.0
5) Strongly disagree7311.0
Missing16 
TOTAL661100.0
134) 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 agree27841.6
2) Agree33550.1
3) Neutral or not sure456.7
4) Disagree101.5
5) Strongly disagree10.1
Missing8 
TOTAL669100.0
135) 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 agree22934.2
2) Agree28642.7
3) Neutral or not sure8312.4
4) Disagree619.1
5) Strongly disagree111.6
Missing7 
TOTAL670100.0
136) 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 agree182.7
2) Agree7310.9
3) Neutral or not sure21131.5
4) Disagree29844.5
5) Strongly disagree6910.3
Missing8 
TOTAL669100.0
137) 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 agree588.7
2) Agree32448.8
3) Neutral or not sure16424.7
4) Disagree9914.9
5) Strongly disagree192.9
Missing13 
TOTAL664100.0
138) 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 agree263.9
2) Agree13620.3
3) Neutral or not sure31647.2
4) Disagree15923.8
5) Strongly disagree324.8
Missing8 
TOTAL669100.0
139) 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 agree16324.5
2) Agree30946.4
3) Neutral or not sure10115.2
4) Disagree7511.3
5) Strongly disagree182.7
Missing11 
TOTAL666100.0
140) 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 agree477.0
2) Agree23835.6
3) Neutral or not sure25938.7
4) Disagree9914.8
5) Strongly disagree263.9
Missing8 
TOTAL669100.0
141) 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, definitely12118.1
2) Yes, probably13019.4
3) Not sure659.7
4) No, probably not9514.2
5) No, definitely not25838.6
Missing8 
TOTAL669100.0
142) 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, definitely11817.6
2) Yes, probably12418.5
3) Not sure639.4
4) No, probably not9614.3
5) No, definitely not26940.1
Missing7 
TOTAL670100.0
143) 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, definitely9313.9
2) Yes, probably7611.4
3) Not sure7611.4
4) No, probably not9313.9
5) No, definitely not33149.5
Missing8 
TOTAL669100.0
144) 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 agree11417.0
2) Agree14421.5
3) Neutral or not sure10115.1
4) Disagree10215.2
5) Strongly disagree20831.1
Missing8 
TOTAL669100.0
145) 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 agree24636.8
2) Agree10816.1
3) Neutral or not sure10014.9
4) Disagree9914.8
5) Strongly disagree11617.3
Missing8 
TOTAL669100.0
146) 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 agree7711.5
2) Agree8612.9
3) Neutral or not sure10315.4
4) Disagree13019.5
5) Strongly disagree27240.7
Missing9 
TOTAL668100.0
147) 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 agree22133.2
2) Agree15122.7
3) Neutral or not sure11016.5
4) Disagree9614.4
5) Strongly disagree8813.2
Missing11 
TOTAL666100.0
148) Please indicate whether you agree or disagree with each statement. Same-sex couples should be allowed to marry. (SSMARRY)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree6810.5
2) Agree7912.2
3) Neutral or not sure10516.2
4) Disagree12319.0
5) Strongly disagree27442.2
Missing28 
TOTAL649100.0
149) 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 agree365.4
2) Agree8813.3
3) Neutral or not sure9814.8
4) Disagree13219.9
5) Strongly disagree31046.7
Missing13 
TOTAL664100.0
150) Please indicate whether you agree or disagree with each statement. Same-sex couples should be allowed to adopt children. (ADPTCHLD)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree9414.1
2) Agree14922.3
3) Neutral or not sure12518.7
4) Disagree10315.4
5) Strongly disagree19829.6
Missing8 
TOTAL669100.0
151) 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 agree8512.7
2) Agree10415.6
3) Neutral or not sure9013.5
4) Disagree10215.3
5) Strongly disagree28642.9
Missing10 
TOTAL667100.0
152) What is your sex? (SEX)
TOTAL%
1) Female35452.8
2) Male31747.2
Missing6 
TOTAL671100.0
153) What is your present age? (AGE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL67060.05512
154) 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 farm11316.9
2) On a farm284.2
3) In a small city or town (under 50,000 population)25638.2
4) In a medium-size city (50,000-250,000 population)9814.6
5) In a suburb near a medium-size city487.2
6) In a large city (over 250,000 population)517.6
7) In a suburb near a large city7611.3
Missing7 
TOTAL670100.0
155) 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 farm436.6
2) On a farm60.9
3) In a small city or town (under 50,000 population)31848.6
4) In a medium-size city (50,000-250,000 population)12218.7
5) In a suburb near a medium-size city436.6
6) In a large city (over 250,000 population)558.4
7) In a suburb near a large city6710.2
Missing23 
TOTAL654100.0
156) What is your present marital status? (MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Married51779.1
2) Not married13720.9
Missing23 
TOTAL654100.0
157) If not currently married; have you ever been married? (MARRY)
TOTAL%
1) No, never married4429.5
2) Yes, am now widowed6241.6
3) Yes, am now divorced3724.8
4) Yes, am both widowed and divorced64.0
Missing528 
TOTAL149100.0
158) If currently married: have you had a previous marriage (or marriages)? (PREMARRY)
TOTAL%
1) No37975.6
2) Yes, was widowed193.8
3) Yes, was divorced10020.0
4) Yes, was both widowed and divorced30.6
Missing176 
TOTAL501100.0
159) 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) Baptist6913.6
2) Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)112.2
3) Episcopal122.4
4) Lutheran305.9
5) Methodist7414.6
6) Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), PCUS, UPCUSA, or UPCNA15831.1
7) Other Presbyterian10.2
8) Reformed51.0
9) Roman Catholic7715.2
10) UCC (United Church of Christ/Congregational)265.1
11) Independent or non-denominational40.8
12) None102.0
13) Other (specify)316.1
Missing169 
TOTAL508100.0
160) Please indicate the faith or denomination in which your husband or wife is currently affiliated. (SFAITH2)
TOTAL%
1) Baptist20.4
3) Episcopal30.6
4) Lutheran20.4
5) Methodist51.0
6) Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), PCUS, UPCUSA, or UPCNA43087.8
9) Roman Catholic193.9
11) Independent or non-denominational10.2
12) Other (specify)204.1
13) None81.6
Missing187 
TOTAL490100.0
161) How often does your husband or wife attend Sunday worship at your congregation? (SWORSHP)
TOTAL%
1) Never132.6
2) Less than once a year102.0
3) About once or twice a year214.1
4) Several times a year316.1
5) About once a month254.9
6) 2-3 times a month5711.2
7) Nearly every week18436.1
8) Every week16833.0
Missing168 
TOTAL509100.0
162) How often does your husband or wife attend Sunday worship at another congregation? (SWORSHP2)
TOTAL%
1) Never8940.3
2) Less than once a year2913.1
3) About once or twice a year4620.8
4) Several times a year2511.3
5) About once a month62.7
6) 2-3 times a month94.1
7) Nearly every week73.2
8) Every week104.5
Missing456 
TOTAL221100.0
163) How many children do you have? (If none, write 0.) Include any legally adopted children; exclude stepchildren unless legally adopted. (CHILDREN)
TOTAL%
0) None9314.1
1) 17411.2
2) 227040.8
3) 313620.6
4) 4619.2
5) 5162.4
6) 660.9
7) 710.2
8) 820.3
9) 920.3
Missing16 
TOTAL661100.0
164) Please indicate your employment status. Employed full-time (FULL)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked40560.2
1) Checked26839.8
Missing4 
TOTAL673100.0
165) Please indicate your employment status. Employed part-time (PART)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked60690.2
1) Checked669.8
Missing5 
TOTAL672100.0
166) Please indicate your employment status. Self-employed (SELF)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked61691.5
1) Checked578.5
Missing4 
TOTAL673100.0
167) Please indicate your employment status. Unemployed (UNEMPLOY)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked66498.7
1) Checked91.3
Missing4 
TOTAL673100.0
168) Please indicate your employment status. Retired (RETIRED)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked40359.9
1) Checked27040.1
Missing4 
TOTAL673100.0
169) Please indicate your employment status. Full-time homemaker (HOMEMAK)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked63694.5
1) Checked375.5
Missing4 
TOTAL673100.0
170) Please indicate your employment status. Student (STUDENT)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked66598.8
1) Checked81.2
Missing4 
TOTAL673100.0
171) Please indicate your employment status. Other (specify) (EMPL_OTH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked66498.7
1) Checked91.3
Missing4 
TOTAL673100.0
172) Please indicate your spouse's employment status. Employed full-time (SFULL)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked48271.6
1) Checked19128.4
Missing4 
TOTAL673100.0
173) Please indicate your spouse's employment status. Employed part-time (SPART)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked61791.7
1) Checked568.3
Missing4 
TOTAL673100.0
174) Please indicate your spouse's employment status. Self-employed (SSELF)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked63394.1
1) Checked405.9
Missing4 
TOTAL673100.0
175) Please indicate your spouse's employment status. Unemployed (SUNEMPLY)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked66899.3
1) Checked50.7
Missing4 
TOTAL673100.0
176) Please indicate your spouse's employment status. Retired (SRETIRED)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked47570.6
1) Checked19829.4
Missing4 
TOTAL673100.0
177) Please indicate your spouse's employment status. Full-time homemaker (SHOMEMAK)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked62392.6
1) Checked507.4
Missing4 
TOTAL673100.0
178) Please indicate your spouse's employment status. Student (SSTUDENT)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked67199.7
1) Checked20.3
Missing4 
TOTAL673100.0
179) Please indicate your spouse's employment status. Other (specify) (SOTHER)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked66799.1
1) Checked60.9
Missing4 
TOTAL673100.0
180) 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) 235.5
2) 10.2
3) 41.0
6) 20.5
7) 10.2
8) 41.0
10) 41.0
12) 20.5
15) 92.1
16) 20.5
17) 10.2
18) 20.5
20) 153.6
21) 10.2
24) 51.2
25) 71.7
27) 10.2
28) 10.2
30) 163.8
32) 61.4
34) 10.2
35) 92.1
37) 10.2
38) 51.2
40) 13031.0
41) 10.2
42) 61.4
43) 41.0
44) 20.5
45) 4711.2
46) 10.2
47) 20.5
48) 51.2
50) 6014.3
54) 20.5
55) 133.1
56) 10.2
58) 20.5
60) 122.9
65) 41.0
68) 10.2
70) 10.2
99) 20.5
Missing258 
TOTAL419100.0
181) 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) 309.3
2) 20.6
4) 20.6
5) 20.6
6) 10.3
10) 30.9
11) 10.3
12) 41.2
15) 103.1
16) 10.3
18) 10.3
20) 123.7
21) 10.3
22) 10.3
23) 10.3
24) 10.3
25) 72.2
26) 10.3
27) 10.3
30) 134.0
32) 41.2
35) 51.6
36) 30.9
38) 20.6
40) 9830.4
42) 30.9
44) 10.3
45) 278.4
47) 10.3
48) 20.6
50) 4614.3
53) 20.6
55) 51.6
58) 10.3
60) 144.3
65) 41.2
70) 30.9
75) 10.3
80) 20.6
99) 30.9
Missing355 
TOTAL322100.0
182) What is the highest level of education completed by you? (EDUC)
TOTAL%
2) Some high school81.2
3) High school diploma7110.5
4) Some college, but no degree10515.6
5) Associate's degree466.8
6) Bachelor's degree13920.7
7) Some graduate work8312.3
8) Graduate degree22132.8
Missing4 
TOTAL673100.0
183) What is the highest level of education completed by your spouse? (SEDUC)
TOTAL%
1) 8th grade or less10.2
2) Some high school122.3
3) High school diploma8315.8
4) Some college, but no degree8315.8
5) Associate's degree478.9
6) Bachelor's degree13024.7
7) Some graduate work448.4
8) Graduate degree12624.0
Missing151 
TOTAL526100.0
184) 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 alone11617.3
2) Two of us38357.0
3) Three of us8412.5
4) Four of us669.8
5) Five of us142.1
6) Six of us81.2
7) Seven or more of us10.1
Missing5 
TOTAL672100.0
185) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are aged under 6 years? (AGE6)
TOTAL%
0) None/blank20784.8
1) One239.4
2) Two124.9
3) Three10.4
5) Five10.4
Missing433 
TOTAL244100.0
186) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are aged 6–12 years? (AGE12)
TOTAL%
0) None/blank20275.4
1) One4617.2
2) Two197.1
3) Three10.4
Missing409 
TOTAL268100.0
187) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are aged 13–17 years? (AGE17)
TOTAL%
0) None/blank20575.6
1) One4918.1
2) Two145.2
3) Three31.1
Missing406 
TOTAL271100.0
188) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are aged 18–24 years? (AGE24)
TOTAL%
0) None/blank20483.6
1) One3614.8
2) Two41.6
Missing433 
TOTAL244100.0
189) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are aged 25 years and over? (AGE25)
TOTAL%
0) None/blank20.3
1) One11918.0
2) Two50275.9
3) Three304.5
4) Four71.1
5) Five10.2
Missing16 
TOTAL661100.0
190) 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 alone10816.4
2) A single parent, living with one or more children172.6
3) A married couple, no children in household35553.8
4) A married couple, living with one or more children15122.9
5) Some other arrangement (please describe your household here)294.4
Missing17 
TOTAL660100.0
191) Generally speaking, do you think of yourself as a Democrat, Independent, Republican, or other? (PARTYID)
TOTAL%
1) Democrat20931.5
2) Independent11216.9
3) Republican33149.9
4) Other (specify)111.7
Missing14 
TOTAL663100.0
192) What is your race or origin? White or Caucasian (RACE)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked324.8
1) Checked64195.2
Missing4 
TOTAL673100.0
193) What is your race or origin? Black or African American (RACE2)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked65897.8
1) Checked152.2
Missing4 
TOTAL673100.0
194) What is your race or origin? Indian (American) or Alaska native (RACE3)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked66598.8
1) Checked81.2
Missing4 
TOTAL673100.0
195) What is your race or origin? Asian or Pacific Islander (RACE4)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked66899.3
1) Checked50.7
Missing4 
TOTAL673100.0
196) What is your race or origin? Hispanic, Latino/a, or Spanish origin (RACE5)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked66899.3
1) Checked50.7
Missing4 
TOTAL673100.0
197) What is your race or origin? Some other race (specify) (RACE6)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked67099.6
1) Checked30.4
Missing4 
TOTAL673100.0
198) 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) Yes55182.5
2) No10916.3
3) Don't know60.9
4) Congregation does not use pledge cards [vol.]20.3
Missing9 
TOTAL668100.0
199) 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 $10,00061.0
2) $10,000-$14,99961.0
3) $15,000-$19,99971.1
4) $20,000-$29,999467.4
5) $30,000-$39,9996410.3
6) $40,000-$49,999579.1
7) $50,000-$59,9996510.4
8) $60,000-$69,999538.5
9) $70,000-$79,999487.7
10) $80,000-$89,999447.1
11) $90,000-$99,999436.9
12) $100,000-$124,9998313.3
13) $125,000-$149,999355.6
14) $150,000-$199,999315.0
15) $200,000-$249,999142.2
16) $250,000 or more213.4
Missing54 
TOTAL623100.0
200) 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) Yes65699.1
2) No60.9
Missing15 
TOTAL662100.0
201) Write your best estimate of the amount given. (AMTGIVE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL5893617.023477
202) 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) Yes34354.2
2) No29045.8
Missing44 
TOTAL633100.0
203) Write your best estimate of the amount given. (AMTCAP)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL2916167.51261183
204) 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) Yes57688.9
2) No7211.1
Missing29 
TOTAL648100.0
205) Write your best estimate of the amount given. (AMTSPEC)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL5064240.562792
206) 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) Yes38260.5
2) No24939.5
Missing46 
TOTAL631100.0
207) Write your best estimate of the amount given. (AMTPCUSA)
TOTAL%
0) None237.1
3) 310.3
10) 1072.2
15) 1510.3
20) 20165.0
25) 25175.3
30) 3041.2
40) 4051.6
45) 4510.3
50) 504413.7
60) 6010.3
70) 7010.3
74) 7410.3
75) 7530.9
100) 1009128.3
110) 11010.3
140) 14010.3
150) 150103.1
200) 2004213.0
250) 25051.6
280) 28010.3
300) 30092.8
350) 35010.3
370) 37010.3
400) 40061.9
450) 45010.3
500) 500123.7
600) 60020.6
800) 80010.3
950) 95010.3
990) 99010.3
1000) 100030.9
1200) 120010.3
2000) 200020.6
3000) 300010.3
5000) 500010.3
999999) Don't know30.9
Missing355 
TOTAL322100.0
208) 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) Yes35055.2
2) No28444.8
Missing43 
TOTAL634100.0
209) Write your best estimate of the amount given. (ALLCAUSE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL3014462.97358311
210) 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) Yes58992.2
2) No507.8
Missing38 
TOTAL639100.0
211) Write your best estimate of the amount given. (AMTNOREL)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL5251590.9316462
212) Response form: (RESPFOR2)
TOTAL%
1) Paper61190.8
2) Web629.2
Missing4 
TOTAL673100.0
213) State (STATE)
214) Region of residents (REGION)
TOTAL%
1) Northeast14521.5
2) Midwest16424.4
3) South25838.3
4) West10615.8
Missing4 
TOTAL673100.0
215) I-AGE: What is your present age? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-AGE)
TOTAL%
1) Less than 40385.7
2) 40-4910014.9
3) 50-6426239.1
4) 65+27040.3
Missing7 
TOTAL670100.0
216) I-GENDER: What is your sex? (for use with online analysis) (I-GENDER)
TOTAL%
1) Female35452.8
2) Male31747.2
Missing6 
TOTAL671100.0
217) I-EDUC: What is the highest level of education completed by you? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-EDUC)
TOTAL%
1) Less than high school diploma81.2
2) High school diploma7110.5
3) Some college, but no degree10515.6
4) College degree26839.8
5) Advanced degree22132.8
Missing4 
TOTAL673100.0
218) 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 $20K193.0
2) $20K-49,99916726.8
3) $50K-99,99925340.6
4) $100K+18429.5
Missing54 
TOTAL623100.0
219) 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) Democrat20931.5
2) Independent11216.9
3) Republican33149.9
4) Other (specify)111.7
Missing14 
TOTAL663100.0