Presbyterian Panel Survey, November 2008 - Spirituality and Health, Members and Elders

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All frequencies are raw numbers (no weights used).
1) Has someone given a sermon at your church that included the topic of health or health-related activities? (Q1SERMON)
TOTAL%
1) No51357.5
2) Yes19822.2
3) Don't know18120.3
Missing13 
TOTAL892100.0
2) Has your church held any classes or informal groups related to health issues? (Q2CLASS)
TOTAL%
1) No43949.1
2) Yes35840.0
3) Don't know9710.9
Missing11 
TOTAL894100.0
3) Has your church distributed any printed material related to health issues? (Q3PRINT)
TOTAL%
1) No44650.2
2) Yes33437.6
3) Don't know10912.3
Missing16 
TOTAL889100.0
4) Has your church sponsored any programs or services related to health care? (Q4PROG)
TOTAL%
1) No38543.5
2) Yes40445.6
3) Don't know9610.8
Missing20 
TOTAL885100.0
5) Have you received a recommendation for a certain doctor, dentist, optometrist, clinic, or other health-care provider from someone at your church? (Q5RECOM)
TOTAL%
1) No59766.8
2) Yes27230.4
3) Don't know252.8
Missing11 
TOTAL894100.0
6) Not counting your minister or pastor, how often does someone in your congregation encourage you to exercise, avoid cigarettes and alcohol, or eat healthy foods? (Q6EXHRT)
TOTAL%
1) Never38843.3
2) Once in a while39043.5
3) Fairly often10611.8
4) Very often121.3
Missing9 
TOTAL896100.0
7) Not counting your minister or pastor, how often do you look up to someone in your congregation because that person lives a healthy lifestyle? (Q7LOOK)
TOTAL%
1) Never23326.0
2) Once in a while39043.6
3) Fairly often21323.8
4) Very often596.6
Missing10 
TOTAL895100.0
8) Not counting your minister or pastor, how often do you feel as though a fellow church member has actually changed the way you live by helping you do things like eating better, exercising, or avoiding tobacco? (Q8CHNGE)
TOTAL%
1) Never51457.4
2) Once in a while30734.3
3) Fairly often606.7
4) Very often141.6
Missing10 
TOTAL895100.0
9) How often are the people in your congregation critical of you and the things you do? (Q9CRIT)
TOTAL%
1) Never84293.8
2) Once in a while465.1
3) Fairly often50.6
4) Very often50.6
Missing7 
TOTAL898100.0
10) How often do people in your congregation pry into your health habits? (Q10PRY)
TOTAL%
1) Never77786.8
2) Once in a while10812.1
3) Fairly often70.8
4) Very often30.3
Missing10 
TOTAL895100.0
11) How often do you feel pressured by people in your congregation to develop a healthier lifestyle? (Q11PRESS)
TOTAL%
1) Never78088.1
2) Once in a while9310.5
3) Fairly often80.9
4) Very often40.5
Missing20 
TOTAL885100.0
12) How strongly do you agree or disagree that God is loving? (Q12ALOVE)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree131.5
2) Disagree10.1
3) Tend to disagree10.1
4) Neutral or not sure182.0
5) Tend to agree444.9
6) Agree15417.2
7) Strongly agree66574.2
Missing9 
TOTAL896100.0
13) How strongly do you agree or disagree that God is approving? (Q12BAPPR)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree131.5
2) Disagree222.5
3) Tend to disagree283.2
4) Neutral or not sure15918.0
5) Tend to agree12614.3
6) Agree19722.3
7) Strongly agree33738.2
Missing23 
TOTAL882100.0
14) How strongly do you agree or disagree that God is forgiving? (Q12CFRGV)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree131.5
2) Disagree10.1
4) Neutral or not sure171.9
5) Tend to agree414.6
6) Agree14916.6
7) Strongly agree67575.3
Missing9 
TOTAL896100.0
15) How strongly do you agree or disagree that God is remote? (Q12DRMOT)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree32837.1
2) Disagree22725.7
3) Tend to disagree10111.4
4) Neutral or not sure9410.6
5) Tend to agree697.8
6) Agree354.0
7) Strongly agree293.3
Missing22 
TOTAL883100.0
16) Think about how you try to understand and deal with major problems in your life. To what extent is each of the following involved in the way you cope? I think about how my life is part of a larger spiritual force. (Q13ACOPE)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all627.0
2) Somewhat29032.7
3) Quite a bit33738.0
4) A great deal19722.2
Missing19 
TOTAL886100.0
17) Think about how you try to understand and deal with major problems in your life. To what extent is each of the following involved in the way you cope? I work together with God as partners. (Q13BCOPE)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all414.6
2) Somewhat27631.0
3) Quite a bit36941.4
4) A great deal20523.0
Missing14 
TOTAL891100.0
18) Think about how you try to understand and deal with major problems in your life. To what extent is each of the following involved in the way you cope? I look to God for strength, support, and guidance. (Q13CCOPE)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all111.2
2) Somewhat10411.6
3) Quite a bit26830.0
4) A great deal51157.2
Missing11 
TOTAL894100.0
19) Think about how you try to understand and deal with major problems in your life. To what extent is each of the following involved in the way you cope? I feel that God is punishing me for my sins or lack of spirituality. (Q13DCOPE)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all75684.7
2) Somewhat12113.5
3) Quite a bit111.2
4) A great deal50.6
Missing12 
TOTAL893100.0
20) Think about how you try to understand and deal with major problems in your life. To what extent is each of the following involved in the way you cope? I wonder whether God has abandoned me. (Q13ECOPE)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all77586.7
2) Somewhat10812.1
3) Quite a bit60.7
4) A great deal50.6
Missing11 
TOTAL894100.0
21) Think about how you try to understand and deal with major problems in your life. To what extent is each of the following involved in the way you cope? I feel angry at God for letting terrible things happen. (Q13FCOPE)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all71079.2
2) Somewhat17920.0
3) Quite a bit60.7
4) A great deal10.1
Missing9 
TOTAL896100.0
22) To what extent do you agree or disagree with these statements about health and spirituality? When I am ill, I work together with God to get well again. (Q14WGOD)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree121.3
2) Disagree262.9
3) Tend to disagree353.9
4) Neutral or not sure12914.4
5) Tend to agree26229.3
6) Agree23526.3
7) Strongly agree19521.8
Missing11 
TOTAL894100.0
23) To what extent do you agree or disagree with these statements about health and spirituality? Whatever happens to my health depends upon both God and me. (Q15GODME)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree232.6
2) Disagree505.6
3) Tend to disagree525.8
4) Neutral or not sure11913.3
5) Tend to agree23926.7
6) Agree23526.2
7) Strongly agree17819.9
Missing9 
TOTAL896100.0
24) To what extent do you agree or disagree with these statements about health and spirituality? With God's help I can develop health habits that can prevent health problems from arising. (Q16HABIT)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree60.7
2) Disagree212.4
3) Tend to disagree242.7
4) Neutral or not sure10411.8
5) Tend to agree27931.7
6) Agree27731.5
7) Strongly agree16919.2
Missing25 
TOTAL880100.0
25) To what extent do you agree or disagree with these statements about health and spirituality? My body is a temple of God. (Q17TEMPL)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree70.8
2) Disagree131.5
3) Tend to disagree283.1
4) Neutral or not sure9310.5
5) Tend to agree19221.6
6) Agree27931.4
7) Strongly agree27731.2
Missing16 
TOTAL889100.0
26) To what extent do you agree or disagree with these statements about health and spirituality? I believe in eternal life. (Q18ETLIF)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree50.6
2) Disagree30.3
3) Tend to disagree70.8
4) Neutral or not sure626.9
5) Tend to agree869.6
6) Agree21323.8
7) Strongly agree51857.9
Missing11 
TOTAL894100.0
27) To what extent do you agree or disagree with these statements about health and spirituality? I have so much in life to be thankful for. (Q19THANK)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree20.2
4) Neutral or not sure30.3
5) Tend to agree455.0
6) Agree20022.4
7) Strongly agree64272.0
Missing13 
TOTAL892100.0
28) To what extent do you agree or disagree with these statements about health and spirituality? I have forgiven myself for the things I have done wrong. (Q20FRGVS)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree70.8
2) Disagree262.9
3) Tend to disagree576.4
4) Neutral or not sure9410.6
5) Tend to agree25328.5
6) Agree31235.2
7) Strongly agree13815.6
Missing18 
TOTAL887100.0
29) To what extent do you agree or disagree with these statements about health and spirituality? I have a special purpose for myself in this world. (Q21PURPS)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree40.5
2) Disagree111.2
3) Tend to disagree202.3
4) Neutral or not sure13715.4
5) Tend to agree23426.4
6) Agree30234.0
7) Strongly agree18020.3
Missing17 
TOTAL888100.0
30) To what extent do you agree or disagree with these statements about health and spirituality? If I had to list everything I felt grateful for, it would be a very long list. (Q22LIST)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree40.4
2) Disagree20.2
3) Tend to disagree70.8
4) Neutral or not sure151.7
5) Tend to agree788.7
6) Agree26629.8
7) Strongly agree52258.4
Missing11 
TOTAL894100.0
31) To what extent do you agree or disagree with these statements about health and spirituality? I have forgiven those who hurt me. (Q23FRGVO)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree40.4
2) Disagree111.2
3) Tend to disagree273.0
4) Neutral or not sure778.6
5) Tend to agree26329.5
6) Agree36741.2
7) Strongly agree14215.9
Missing14 
TOTAL891100.0
32) To what extent do you agree or disagree with these statements about health and spirituality? My life is meaningful. (Q24MEAN)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree20.2
2) Disagree10.1
3) Tend to disagree101.1
4) Neutral or not sure232.6
5) Tend to agree13515.1
6) Agree40144.9
7) Strongly agree32135.9
Missing12 
TOTAL893100.0
33) To what extent do you agree or disagree with these statements about health and spirituality? I am grateful to a wide variety of people. (Q25GRATE)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree30.3
3) Tend to disagree40.4
4) Neutral or not sure121.3
5) Tend to agree8910.0
6) Agree37241.7
7) Strongly agree41346.2
Missing12 
TOTAL893100.0
34) To what extent do you agree or disagree with these statements about health and spirituality? I know that God forgives me. (Q26GODFO)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree20.2
2) Disagree10.1
3) Tend to disagree20.2
4) Neutral or not sure222.5
5) Tend to agree758.4
6) Agree27631.1
7) Strongly agree51057.4
Missing17 
TOTAL888100.0
35) To what extent do you agree or disagree with these statements about health and spirituality? We are meant to make our own special contribution to the world. (Q27WORLD)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree20.2
2) Disagree20.2
3) Tend to disagree10.1
4) Neutral or not sure303.4
5) Tend to agree11212.5
6) Agree37341.7
7) Strongly agree37441.8
Missing11 
TOTAL894100.0
36) To what extent do you agree or disagree with these statements about health and spirituality? As I get older I find myself more able to appreciate the people, events, and situations that have been part of my life history. (Q28STORY)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree20.2
2) Disagree20.2
3) Tend to disagree10.1
4) Neutral or not sure91.0
5) Tend to agree788.7
6) Agree32936.8
7) Strongly agree47352.9
Missing11 
TOTAL894100.0
37) How characteristic of your own views and experience of God is each of the following statements? God seems impersonal to me. (Q29IMPER)
TOTAL%
1) Not true51758.3
2) 214916.8
3) 3778.7
4) Somewhat true889.9
5) 5333.7
6) 6121.4
7) Very true111.2
Missing18 
TOTAL887100.0
38) How characteristic of your own views and experience of God is each of the following statements? God seems to have little or no interest in my personal problems. (Q30PROB)
TOTAL%
1) Not true54661.7
2) 215217.2
3) 3819.2
4) Somewhat true596.7
5) 5252.8
6) 6141.6
7) Very true80.9
Missing20 
TOTAL885100.0
39) How characteristic of your own views and experience of God is each of the following statements? God seems to have little or no interest in my personal affairs. (Q31AFFA)
TOTAL%
1) Not true53360.4
2) 215117.1
3) 38910.1
4) Somewhat true627.0
5) 5192.2
6) 6202.3
7) Very true91.0
Missing22 
TOTAL883100.0
40) How characteristic of your own views and experience of God is each of the following statements? I have a warm relationship with God. (Q32WARM)
TOTAL%
1) Not true192.1
2) 2212.4
3) 3424.7
4) Somewhat true12213.8
5) 514816.7
6) 628532.1
7) Very true25028.2
Missing18 
TOTAL887100.0
41) How characteristic of your own views and experience of God is each of the following statements? God knows when I need support. (Q33KNOWS)
TOTAL%
1) Not true141.6
2) 2141.6
3) 3212.4
4) Somewhat true8810.0
5) 511412.9
6) 625729.1
7) Very true37642.5
Missing21 
TOTAL884100.0
42) How characteristic of your own views and experience of God is each of the following statements? I feel that God is generally responsive to me. (Q34RESP)
TOTAL%
1) Not true171.9
2) 2242.7
3) 3424.8
4) Somewhat true11212.7
5) 512113.8
6) 630534.7
7) Very true25929.4
Missing25 
TOTAL880100.0
43) How characteristic of your own views and experience of God is each of the following statements? God sometimes seems responsive to my needs, but sometimes not. (Q35SOME1)
TOTAL%
1) Not true16318.5
2) 2849.6
3) 3708.0
4) Somewhat true22725.8
5) 512914.7
6) 614616.6
7) Very true606.8
Missing26 
TOTAL879100.0
44) How characteristic of your own views and experience of God is each of the following statements? God's reactions to me seem to be inconsistent. (Q36INCON)
TOTAL%
1) Not true38343.9
2) 218220.9
3) 310411.9
4) Somewhat true11313.0
5) 5485.5
6) 6273.1
7) Very true151.7
Missing33 
TOTAL872100.0
45) How characteristic of your own views and experience of God is each of the following statements? God sometimes seems very warm and other times very cold to me. (Q37SOME2)
TOTAL%
1) Not true42448.5
2) 216719.1
3) 39310.6
4) Somewhat true11212.8
5) 5465.3
6) 6232.6
7) Very true91.0
Missing31 
TOTAL874100.0
46) During the past 5 years, how often have you avoided or postponed going to the doctor or obtaining medical care because of a lack of sufficient health insurance? (Q38AVOID)
TOTAL%
1) Never75486.0
2) Once or twice10111.5
3) Most or all of the time222.5
Missing28 
TOTAL877100.0
47) During the past 12 months, how often have you discussed your own health-related problems with someone at your church? (Q39OWN)
TOTAL%
1) Never24127.0
2) Rarely25828.9
3) Sometimes31635.4
4) Often788.7
Missing12 
TOTAL893100.0
48) During the past 12 months, how often have you discussed someone else's health-related problems with someone at your church? (Q40OTHRS)
TOTAL%
1) Never13915.6
2) Rarely19021.3
3) Sometimes40145.1
4) Often16018.0
Missing15 
TOTAL890100.0
49) How often do the people in your congregation make too many demands on you? (Q41DEMND)
TOTAL%
1) Never25728.8
2) Rarely36440.9
3) Sometimes22825.6
4) Often424.7
Missing14 
TOTAL891100.0
50) How often are the people in your congregation critical of you and the things you do? (Q42CRIT)
TOTAL%
1) Never47153.5
2) Rarely33538.1
3) Sometimes667.5
4) Often80.9
Missing25 
TOTAL880100.0
51) If you were ill, how much would the people in your congregation help you out? (Q43HELP)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all192.1
2) A little677.5
3) Some26930.2
4) A great deal53560.1
Missing15 
TOTAL890100.0
52) If you had a problem or were faced with a difficult situation, how much comfort would the people in your congregation be willing to give you? (Q44COMF)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all131.5
2) A little596.6
3) Some23826.7
4) A great deal58165.2
Missing14 
TOTAL891100.0
53) How often have these problems caused doubts about your religious faith? Evil in the world. (Q45AEVIL)
TOTAL%
1) Never54160.9
2) Sometimes30534.3
3) Often424.7
Missing17 
TOTAL888100.0
54) How often have these problems caused doubts about your religious faith? Conflict of faith and science. (Q45BSCI)
TOTAL%
1) Never65774.0
2) Sometimes21223.9
3) Often192.1
Missing17 
TOTAL888100.0
55) How often have these problems caused doubts about your religious faith? Feeling that life really has no meaning. (Q45CMEAN)
TOTAL%
1) Never73783.3
2) Sometimes13815.6
3) Often101.1
Missing20 
TOTAL885100.0
56) How would you rate your physical health at the present time? (Q46PHYS)
TOTAL%
1) Poor141.6
2) Fair12013.5
3) Good55262.0
4) Excellent20523.0
Missing14 
TOTAL891100.0
57) How would you rate your mental health at the present time? (Q47MENT)
TOTAL%
1) Poor40.4
2) Fair525.8
3) Good47953.7
4) Excellent35740.0
Missing13 
TOTAL892100.0
58) Have you had a general physical exam by a doctor or other health professional when you were feeling well in the past 12 months? (Q48PEXAM)
TOTAL%
1) No10511.8
2) Yes78488.2
Missing16 
TOTAL889100.0
59) Have you had a routine dental cleaning or exam in the past 12 months? (Q49DEXAM)
TOTAL%
1) No10611.9
2) Yes78388.1
Missing16 
TOTAL889100.0
60) How long has it been since you had a colonoscopy or sigmoidoscopy? (Q50COLON)
TOTAL%
1) Past year19021.3
2) Past 2 years16418.4
3) Past 3 years13515.2
4) Past 5 years11012.3
5) Over 5 years869.7
6) Never20623.1
Missing14 
TOTAL891100.0
61) How long has it been since you had a blood test for cholesterol? (Q51CHOL)
TOTAL%
1) Past year71880.4
2) Past 2 years748.3
3) Past 3 years333.7
4) Past 5 years283.1
5) Over 5 years151.7
6) Never252.8
Missing12 
TOTAL893100.0
62) How long has it been since you had a flu shot? (Q52FLU)
TOTAL%
1) Past year63571.7
2) Past 2 years414.6
3) Past 3 years202.3
4) Past 5 years161.8
5) Over 5 years495.5
6) Never12514.1
Missing19 
TOTAL886100.0
63) (Women only) How long has it been since you had a Pap smear? (Q53PAPSM)
TOTAL%
1) Past year31361.6
2) Past 2 years6713.2
3) Past 3 years244.7
4) Past 5 years254.9
5) Over 5 years7314.4
6) Never61.2
Missing397 
TOTAL508100.0
64) (Women only) How long has it been since you checked your breasts for lumps? (Q54LUMPS)
TOTAL%
1) Past year45589.6
2) Past 2 years193.7
3) Past 3 years81.6
4) Past 5 years40.8
5) Over 5 years40.8
6) Never183.5
Missing397 
TOTAL508100.0
65) (Women only) How long has it been since you had a mammogram? (Q55MAMMO)
TOTAL%
1) Past year39978.1
2) Past 2 years489.4
3) Past 3 years173.3
4) Past 5 years91.8
5) Over 5 years122.3
6) Never265.1
Missing394 
TOTAL511100.0
66) (Men only) How long has it been since you had a prostate exam? (Q56PROST)
TOTAL%
1) Past year25967.3
2) Past 2 years5213.5
3) Past 3 years256.5
4) Past 5 years112.9
5) Over 5 years133.4
6) Never256.5
Missing520 
TOTAL385100.0
67) On how many days in a typical week do you take part in strenuous activities like running, swimming, chopping wood, bicycling, lifting weights, playing tennis, or doing aerobics? (Q57STREN)
TOTAL%
0) 36541.3
1) 10812.2
2) 11012.5
3) 15918.0
4) 606.8
5) 505.7
6) 141.6
7) 171.9
Missing22 
TOTAL883100.0
68) In a typical week, on how many days do you engage in moderate exercise like playing golf, bowling, dancing, walking, working in the yard, or gardening, for exercise? (Q58MODEX)
TOTAL%
0) 839.4
1) 12213.8
2) 16218.3
3) 16919.1
4) 9710.9
5) 12213.8
6) 586.5
7) 738.2
Missing19 
TOTAL886100.0
69) Do you regularly take vitamins or other dietary supplements for your health? (Q59VITA)
TOTAL%
1) No21524.3
2) Yes67075.7
Missing20 
TOTAL885100.0
70) During the past month, how often have you had trouble sleeping because you cannot get to sleep within 30 minutes? (Q60AMIN)
TOTAL%
1) Not during the past month45852.0
2) Less than once a week24527.8
3) Once or twice a week11312.8
4) Three or more times a week657.4
Missing24 
TOTAL881100.0
71) During the past month, how often have you had trouble sleeping because you wake up in the middle of the night or early morning? (Q60BWAKE)
TOTAL%
1) Not during the past month14116.0
2) Less than once a week19622.2
3) Once or twice a week20122.8
4) Three or more times a week34439.0
Missing23 
TOTAL882100.0
72) During the past month, how often have you had trouble sleeping because you have to get up to use the bathroom? (Q60CBATH)
TOTAL%
1) Not during the past month13114.9
2) Less than once a week15417.5
3) Once or twice a week15918.1
4) Three or more times a week43649.5
Missing25 
TOTAL880100.0
73) During the past month, how often have you had trouble sleeping because you cannot breathe comfortably? (Q60DBREA)
TOTAL%
1) Not during the past month73384.0
2) Less than once a week788.9
3) Once or twice a week283.2
4) Three or more times a week343.9
Missing32 
TOTAL873100.0
74) During the past month, how often have you had trouble sleeping because you snore or cough loudly? (Q60ESNOR)
TOTAL%
1) Not during the past month57465.5
2) Less than once a week11112.7
3) Once or twice a week879.9
4) Three or more times a week10411.9
Missing29 
TOTAL876100.0
75) During the past month, how often have you had trouble sleeping because you feel too cold? (Q60FCOLD)
TOTAL%
1) Not during the past month58466.7
2) Less than once a week18621.2
3) Once or twice a week627.1
4) Three or more times a week445.0
Missing29 
TOTAL876100.0
76) During the past month, how often have you had trouble sleeping because you feel too hot? (Q60GHOT)
TOTAL%
1) Not during the past month55863.9
2) Less than once a week16919.4
3) Once or twice a week9510.9
4) Three or more times a week515.8
Missing32 
TOTAL873100.0
77) During the past month, how often have you had trouble sleeping because you have bad dreams? (Q60HDREA)
TOTAL%
1) Not during the past month64973.7
2) Less than once a week16719.0
3) Once or twice a week515.8
4) Three or more times a week141.6
Missing24 
TOTAL881100.0
78) During the past month, how often have you had trouble sleeping because you have pain? (Q60IPAIN)
TOTAL%
1) Not during the past month50156.9
2) Less than once a week16118.3
3) Once or twice a week9610.9
4) Three or more times a week12314.0
Missing24 
TOTAL881100.0
79) During the past month, how often have you taken medicine (prescribed or "over the counter") to help you sleep? (Q61MED)
TOTAL%
1) Not during the past month67176.5
2) Less than once a week647.3
3) Once or twice a week525.9
4) Three or more times a week9010.3
Missing28 
TOTAL877100.0
80) During the past month, how often have you had trouble staying awake while driving, eating meals, or engaging in social activities? (Q62AWAKE)
TOTAL%
1) Not during the past month74384.7
2) Less than once a week9711.1
3) Once or twice a week273.1
4) Three or more times a week101.1
Missing28 
TOTAL877100.0
81) During the past month, how would you rate your sleep quality overall? (Q63QUAL)
TOTAL%
1) Very bad121.4
2) Fairly bad10011.3
3) Fairly good51157.9
4) Very good26029.4
Missing22 
TOTAL883100.0
82) During the past year, did your spouse, parent, grandparent, or grandchild die? (Q64ADIE)
TOTAL%
1) No79989.9
2) Yes9010.1
Missing16 
TOTAL889100.0
83) During the past year, did you suffer a major financial loss that involved 20% or more of your income? (Q64BLOSS)
TOTAL%
1) No60268.1
2) Yes28231.9
Missing21 
TOTAL884100.0
84) During the past year, did your spouse, child, parent, grandparent, or grandchild suffer from a serious illness or accident? (Q64CILL)
TOTAL%
1) No68076.6
2) Yes20823.4
Missing17 
TOTAL888100.0
85) During the past year, did you have a major disagreement or serious argument with your spouse, child, parent, grandparent, or grandchild? (Q64DFAM)
TOTAL%
1) No77787.6
2) Yes11012.4
Missing18 
TOTAL887100.0
86) During the past year, did you have a major disagreement or serious argument with a close friend? (Q64EFRND)
TOTAL%
1) No84194.8
2) Yes465.2
Missing18 
TOTAL887100.0
87) During the past year, did you experience any other major problem or challenge? (Q64FOTHR)
TOTAL%
1) No56664.2
2) Yes31635.8
Missing23 
TOTAL882100.0
88) In the past 30 days, how often did you feel so sad that nothing could cheer you up? (Q65ASAD)
TOTAL%
1) None of the time67375.9
2) A bit of the time15617.6
3) Some of the time505.6
4) Most of the time80.9
Missing18 
TOTAL887100.0
89) In the past 30 days, how often did you feel nervous? (Q65BNERV)
TOTAL%
1) None of the time40845.9
2) A bit of the time33137.3
3) Some of the time13315.0
4) Most of the time141.6
5) All of the time20.2
Missing17 
TOTAL888100.0
90) In the past 30 days, how often did you feel restless or fidgety? (Q65CREST)
TOTAL%
1) None of the time42448.0
2) A bit of the time30634.7
3) Some of the time13715.5
4) Most of the time131.5
5) All of the time30.3
Missing22 
TOTAL883100.0
91) In the past 30 days, how often did you feel hopeless? (Q65DHOPE)
TOTAL%
1) None of the time76185.9
2) A bit of the time9010.2
3) Some of the time273.0
4) Most of the time50.6
5) All of the time30.3
Missing19 
TOTAL886100.0
92) In the past 30 days, how often did you feel like everything was an effort? (Q65EEFRT)
TOTAL%
1) None of the time50957.4
2) A bit of the time26529.9
3) Some of the time879.8
4) Most of the time202.3
5) All of the time60.7
Missing18 
TOTAL887100.0
93) In the past 30 days, how often did you feel worthless? (Q65FWRTH)
TOTAL%
1) None of the time78588.6
2) A bit of the time677.6
3) Some of the time252.8
4) Most of the time60.7
5) All of the time30.3
Missing19 
TOTAL886100.0
94) How often do you attend Sunday worship at your congregation? (Check one.) (Q66ATTND)
TOTAL%
1) Never80.9
2) Less than once a year40.5
3) About once or twice a year111.3
4) Several times a year263.0
5) About once a month161.8
6) 2-3 times a month819.3
7) Nearly every week31135.7
8) Every week41347.5
Missing35 
TOTAL870100.0
95) If married, how often does your spouse attend Sunday (or other weekly) worship at your congregation? (Check one.) (Q66ATSP1)
TOTAL%
1) Never416.2
2) Less than once a year132.0
3) About once or twice a year263.9
4) Several times a year487.2
5) About once a month294.4
6) 2-3 times a month6610.0
7) Nearly every week20530.9
8) Every week23535.4
Missing242 
TOTAL663100.0
96) If married, how often does your spouse attend Sunday (or other weekly) worship at another congregation? (Check one.) (Q66ATSP2)
TOTAL%
1) Never10544.5
2) Less than once a year208.5
3) About once or twice a year3615.3
4) Several times a year218.9
5) About once a month20.8
6) 2-3 times a month83.4
7) Nearly every week187.6
8) Every week2611.0
Missing669 
TOTAL236100.0
97) Approximately how often do you engage in the following activities? Read the Bible privately (Q67BIBLE)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/almost daily19722.5
2) Several times a week12213.9
3) Weekly10411.9
4) Several times a month10812.3
5) Once a month596.7
6) Less than once a month20923.8
7) Never788.9
Missing28 
TOTAL877100.0
98) Approximately how often do you engage in the following activities? Pray privately (Q67PRAY)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/almost daily55262.4
2) Several times a week16318.4
3) Weekly515.8
4) Several times a month677.6
5) Once a month111.2
6) Less than once a month313.5
7) Never101.1
Missing20 
TOTAL885100.0
99) Approximately how often do you engage in the following activities? Attend a Bible study or prayer group (Q67GROUP)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/almost daily252.9
2) Several times a week212.4
3) Weekly23426.7
4) Several times a month627.1
5) Once a month9611.0
6) Less than once a month14316.3
7) Never29433.6
Missing30 
TOTAL875100.0
100) Please list the faith or denomination in which your spouse was raised (if more than one, list the one in which s/he was most involved). (Q68RAISE)
TOTAL%
1) Baptist9613.2
2) Disciples of Christ131.8
3) Episcopal141.9
4) Lutheran425.8
5) Methodist12316.8
6) Presbyterian23632.3
7) Other Presbyterian10.1
8) Reformed152.1
9) Roman Catholic9112.5
10) United Church of Christ314.2
11) Independent or non-denominational40.5
12) None162.2
13) All other486.6
Missing175 
TOTAL730100.0
101) Please list your spouse's current the faith or denomination. (Q68CURRE)
TOTAL%
1) Baptist60.9
2) Disciples of Christ20.3
3) Episcopal30.4
4) Lutheran10.1
5) Methodist40.6
6) Presbyterian59686.5
8) Reformed10.1
9) Roman Catholic152.2
10) United Church of Christ30.4
11) Independent or non-denominational30.4
12) None375.4
13) All other182.6
Missing216 
TOTAL689100.0
102) Survey number (CODE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL9052568.2671455
103) Survey form (SURVEY)
TOTAL%
1) Paper77785.9
2) Web12814.1
TOTAL905100.0
104) Sample (SAMPLE)
TOTAL%
1) Members38842.9
2) Elders51757.1
TOTAL905100.0
105) How many years have you been a member of your current congregation? (YRMEM)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL88822.9917
106) How far do you live from your congregation? (MILES)
TOTAL%
0) Less than one mile889.9
1) 111012.4
2) 215016.9
3) 310812.2
4) 4809.0
5) 5839.4
6) 6424.7
7) 7364.1
8) 8202.3
9) 950.6
10) 10546.1
11) 1180.9
12) 12232.6
13) 1380.9
14) 1450.6
15) 15131.5
16) 1630.3
17) 1740.5
18) 1830.3
19) 1910.1
20) 2080.9
21) 2120.2
22) 2220.2
23) 2310.1
25) 25101.1
28) 2820.2
30) 3030.3
32) 3230.3
35) 3530.3
40) 4020.2
80) 8010.1
101) 10110.1
141) 14110.1
400) 40010.1
1600) 160010.1
Missing20 
TOTAL885100.0
107) Check here if you don't know number of members. (DKNUMMEM)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked81290.5
1) Checked859.5
Missing8 
TOTAL897100.0
108) What is the approximate number of members in your congregation? (NUMMEM)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL8181461.5112972
109) Have you ever been ordained an elder in the Presbyterian Church? (ORDELDER)
TOTAL%
1) Yes68076.7
2) No20623.3
Missing19 
TOTAL886100.0
110) If you have ever been ordained an elder in the Presbyterian Church, are you serving now on session? (ELDERSER)
TOTAL%
1) Yes48799.6
2) No20.4
Missing416 
TOTAL489100.0
111) Have you ever been ordained a deacon in the Presbyterian Church? (ORDDEACN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes36141.5
2) No50858.5
Missing36 
TOTAL869100.0
112) If you have ever been ordained a deacon in the Presbyterian Church, are you currently serving on the board of deacons? (DECONSER)
TOTAL%
1) Yes29100.0
Missing876 
TOTAL29100.0
113) Which other positions, if any, do you hold in church? Chair of congregational committee or task force (POSCHAIR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked63170.3
1) Checked26629.7
Missing8 
TOTAL897100.0
114) Which other positions, if any, do you hold in church? Member of congregational committee or task force (POSCONGR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked58064.7
1) Checked31735.3
Missing8 
TOTAL897100.0
115) 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 checked83493.0
1) Checked637.0
Missing8 
TOTAL897100.0
116) Which other positions, if any, do you hold in church? Officer of men's, women's, or youth group (OFFICER)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked80589.7
1) Checked9210.3
Missing8 
TOTAL897100.0
117) Which other positions, if any, do you hold in church? Member of men's, women's, or youth group (POSMEMBR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked68075.8
1) Checked21724.2
Missing8 
TOTAL897100.0
118) Which other positions, if any, do you hold in church? Organist or choir director (POSORGAN)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked88398.4
1) Checked141.6
Missing8 
TOTAL897100.0
119) Which other positions, if any, do you hold in church? Member of choir (POSCHOIR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked69677.6
1) Checked20122.4
Missing8 
TOTAL897100.0
120) Which other positions, if any, do you hold in church? Church School or Sunday School teacher/leader (POSTEACH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked69677.6
1) Checked20122.4
Missing8 
TOTAL897100.0
121) Which other positions, if any, do you hold in church? Other (POSOTHR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked65873.4
1) Checked23926.6
Missing8 
TOTAL897100.0
122) How often do you generally attend Sunday worship at your congregation? (WORSHIP)
TOTAL%
1) Never60.7
2) Less than once a year20.2
3) About once or twice a year80.9
4) Several times a year212.4
5) About once a month202.2
6) 2-3 times a month9710.9
7) Nearly every week40145.0
8) Every week33737.8
Missing13 
TOTAL892100.0
123) Which of the following aspects of your congregation do you personally most value? (Check up to three options.) (VALUE1)
TOTAL%
1) Wider community care or social justice emphasis16318.4
2) Reaching those who do not attend church485.4
3) Traditional style of worship or music35039.5
4) Contemporary style of worship or music404.5
5) Sharing in the Lord's Supper10511.9
6) Social activities or meeting new people283.2
7) Sermons/preaching9711.0
8) Bible study or prayer groups, other discussion groups303.4
9) Ministry for children or youth131.5
10) Prayer ministry for one another10.1
11) Practical care for one another in times of need70.8
13) Openness to social diversity30.3
Missing20 
TOTAL885100.0
124) Which of the following aspects of your congregation do you personally most value? (Check up to three options.) (VALUE2)
TOTAL%
2) Reaching those who do not attend church80.9
3) Traditional style of worship or music586.8
4) Contemporary style of worship or music182.1
5) Sharing in the Lord's Supper16919.7
6) Social activities or meeting new people768.9
7) Sermons/preaching22426.1
8) Bible study or prayer groups, other discussion groups10812.6
9) Ministry for children or youth677.8
10) Prayer ministry for one another576.6
11) Practical care for one another in times of need566.5
12) The congregation's school or pre-school10.1
13) Openness to social diversity80.9
14) Your church school or Sunday school class80.9
Missing47 
TOTAL858100.0
125) Which of the following aspects of your congregation do you personally most value? (Check up to three options.) (VALUE3)
TOTAL%
3) Traditional style of worship or music20.3
4) Contemporary style of worship or music50.6
5) Sharing in the Lord's Supper182.3
6) Social activities or meeting new people212.7
7) Sermons/preaching13917.9
8) Bible study or prayer groups, other discussion groups7810.0
9) Ministry for children or youth709.0
10) Prayer ministry for one another668.5
11) Practical care for one another in times of need17522.5
12) The congregation's school or pre-school101.3
13) Openness to social diversity628.0
14) Your church school or Sunday school class13116.9
Missing128 
TOTAL777100.0
126) 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 hours859.6
2) 1-2 hours13515.3
3) 3-5 hours24127.3
4) 6-10 hours23426.5
5) 11-20 hours15117.1
6) More than 20 hours364.1
Missing23 
TOTAL882100.0
127) 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 hours12914.7
2) 1-2 hours19221.8
3) 3-5 hours25929.5
4) 6-10 hours18320.8
5) 11-20 hours708.0
6) More than 20 hours465.2
Missing26 
TOTAL879100.0
128) How many hours, if any, during the last month have you participated in religious events, programs, or groups sponsored by a church or other religious organization which took place in a home or other facility away from your church? (HRRELG)
TOTAL%
1) 0 hours42548.7
2) 1-2 hours20523.5
3) 3-5 hours15217.4
4) 6-10 hours566.4
5) 11-20 hours252.9
6) More than 20 hours91.0
Missing33 
TOTAL872100.0
129) 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 hours27631.6
2) 1-2 hours21324.4
3) 3-5 hours18921.6
4) 6-10 hours10011.5
5) 11-20 hours536.1
6) More than 20 hours424.8
Missing32 
TOTAL873100.0
130) How old were you when you first began attending a Presbyterian church? (AGEPCUSE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL88919.99618
131) Including your current congregation, how many congregations have you ever belonged to? (NUMCONG)
TOTAL%
0) 222.5
1) 12814.5
2) 25528.8
3) 18020.3
4) 12113.7
5) 707.9
6) 455.1
7) 232.6
8) 131.5
9) 70.8
10) 101.1
11) 10.1
12) 50.6
14) 10.1
15) 20.2
16) 10.1
20) 10.1
Missing20 
TOTAL885100.0
132) Of these, how many are/have been Presbyterian? (NUMPRES)
TOTAL%
0) 334.0
1) 35442.9
2) 21125.6
3) 10412.6
4) 617.4
5) 232.8
6) 161.9
7) 81.0
8) 60.7
9) 50.6
10) 30.4
11) 10.1
Missing80 
TOTAL825100.0
133) 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) Baptist9811.0
2) Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)182.0
3) Episcopal192.1
4) Lutheran475.3
5) Methodist12614.1
6) Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), PCUS, UPCUSA, or UPCNA38643.3
7) Other Presbyterian (specify)70.8
8) Reformed192.1
9) Roman Catholic485.4
10) UCC (United Church or Christ/Congregational)303.4
11) Independent or Non-denominational151.7
12) None242.7
13) Other (specify)556.2
Missing13 
TOTAL892100.0
134) Approximately how frequently do you engage in the following activities? Read the Bible privately (BIBLEPRI)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/almost daily18020.7
2) Several times a week15017.3
3) Weekly11813.6
4) Several times a month11713.5
5) Once a month748.5
6) Less than once a month17420.0
7) Never566.4
Missing36 
TOTAL869100.0
135) Approximately how frequently do you engage in the following activities? Read the Bible with family or friends (BIBLEOTH)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/almost daily141.8
2) Several times a week344.3
3) Weekly16320.4
4) Several times a month799.9
5) Once a month678.4
6) Less than once a month17722.2
7) Never26433.1
Missing107 
TOTAL798100.0
136) Approximately how frequently do you engage in the following activities? Attend a Bible study group (BIBLESTY)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/almost daily20.2
2) Several times a week121.5
3) Weekly21325.9
4) Several times a month819.8
5) Once a month10713.0
6) Less than once a month15018.2
7) Never25831.3
Missing82 
TOTAL823100.0
137) Approximately how frequently do you engage in the following activities? Read other devotional materials or religious books (DEVOTMAT)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/almost daily17319.9
2) Several times a week11813.5
3) Weekly809.2
4) Several times a month15017.2
5) Once a month10912.5
6) Less than once a month16418.8
7) Never778.8
Missing34 
TOTAL871100.0
138) Approximately how frequently do you engage in the following activities? Pray privately (PRAYPRI)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/almost daily65774.1
2) Several times a week11613.1
3) Weekly364.1
4) Several times a month424.7
5) Once a month111.2
6) Less than once a month171.9
7) Never80.9
Missing18 
TOTAL887100.0
139) Approximately how frequently do you engage in the following activities? Pray with family or friends (PRAYOTH)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/almost daily16119.4
2) Several times a week12114.6
3) Weekly20524.7
4) Several times a month8610.4
5) Once a month536.4
6) Less than once a month9911.9
7) Never10512.7
Missing75 
TOTAL830100.0
140) Approximately how frequently do you engage in the following activities? Attend a prayer group (PRAYGRP)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/almost daily10.1
2) Several times a week111.4
3) Weekly10313.5
4) Several times a month374.8
5) Once a month476.2
6) Less than once a month13417.5
7) Never43156.4
Missing141 
TOTAL764100.0
141) Approximately how frequently do you engage in the following activities? Use the Internet, in general (GINTERNT)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/almost daily45555.3
2) Several times a week12314.9
3) Weekly455.5
4) Several times a month384.6
5) Once a month131.6
6) Less than once a month293.5
7) Never12014.6
Missing82 
TOTAL823100.0
142) Approximately how frequently do you engage in the following activities? Send and receive email (EMAIL)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/almost daily47457.5
2) Several times a week11514.0
3) Weekly435.2
4) Several times a month455.5
5) Once a month81.0
6) Less than once a month303.6
7) Never10913.2
Missing81 
TOTAL824100.0
143) Approximately how frequently do you engage in the following activities? Use the Internet for religious/spiritual purposes (RINTERNT)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/almost daily496.0
2) Several times a week546.7
3) Weekly506.2
4) Several times a month9111.2
5) Once a month607.4
6) Less than once a month15919.6
7) Never34842.9
Missing94 
TOTAL811100.0
144) Approximately how frequently do you engage in the following activities? Say grace before meals (SAYGRACE)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/almost daily40045.4
2) Several times a week11913.5
3) Weekly465.2
4) Several times a month8810.0
5) Once a month485.4
6) Less than once a month12814.5
7) Never525.9
Missing24 
TOTAL881100.0
145) Which of the following terms best describes your current stand on theological issues? (ISSUES)
TOTAL%
1) Very conservative586.6
2) Conservative32436.7
3) Moderate33838.2
4) Liberal12614.3
5) Very liberal384.3
Missing21 
TOTAL884100.0
146) Have you ever tried to encourage someone to believe in Jesus Christ or to accept Him as a personal savior? (JESUS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes59466.9
2) No29433.1
Missing17 
TOTAL888100.0
147) 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) Yes41547.3
2) No46352.7
Missing27 
TOTAL878100.0
148) If you say you have had a conversion experience -- that is, a turning point in your life when you committed yourself to Christ -- how old were you when this happened? (AGEEXPER)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL39422.04814
149) In the last year, have you invited someone to attend worship at your congregation? (INVITEW)
TOTAL%
1) Yes64072.2
2) No24627.8
Missing19 
TOTAL886100.0
150) 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) 1569.7
2) 214525.2
3) 39316.2
4) 48715.1
5) 56411.1
6) 6396.8
7) 7101.7
8) 871.2
9) 920.3
10) 10457.8
12) 1271.2
15) 1550.9
20) 2091.6
25) 2520.3
30) 3020.3
97) A few-several10.2
99) Don't know10.2
Missing330 
TOTAL575100.0
151) 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.13915.7
2) The Bible is the word of God, to be interpreted in the light of its historical and cultural context.36241.0
3) The Bible is the word of God, to be interpreted in the light of its historical context and the Church's teachings.30534.5
4) The Bible is not the word of God, but contains God's word to us.616.9
5) The Bible is not the word of God but is a valuable book.91.0
6) The Bible is an ancient book with little value today.10.1
7) Don't know60.7
Missing22 
TOTAL883100.0
152) 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 agree63271.0
2) Agree16518.5
3) Neutral or not sure869.7
4) Disagree60.7
5) Strongly disagree10.1
Missing15 
TOTAL890100.0
153) 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 agree49956.6
2) Agree15717.8
3) Neutral or not sure18220.7
4) Disagree303.4
5) Strongly disagree131.5
Missing24 
TOTAL881100.0
154) 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 agree8710.0
2) Agree18020.7
3) Neutral or not sure18020.7
4) Disagree29734.1
5) Strongly disagree12714.6
Missing34 
TOTAL871100.0
155) 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 agree515.9
2) Agree16819.3
3) Neutral or not sure18220.9
4) Disagree26730.7
5) Strongly disagree20223.2
Missing35 
TOTAL870100.0
156) 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 agree40446.0
2) Agree19622.3
3) Neutral or not sure15017.1
4) Disagree9510.8
5) Strongly disagree343.9
Missing26 
TOTAL879100.0
157) 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 agree23727.1
2) Agree14917.0
3) Neutral or not sure21024.0
4) Disagree17319.7
5) Strongly disagree10712.2
Missing29 
TOTAL876100.0
158) 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 agree33638.0
2) Agree43549.2
3) Neutral or not sure8810.0
4) Disagree222.5
5) Strongly disagree30.3
Missing21 
TOTAL884100.0
159) 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 agree28131.5
2) Agree40345.2
3) Neutral or not sure12514.0
4) Disagree647.2
5) Strongly disagree182.0
Missing14 
TOTAL891100.0
160) 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 agree273.0
2) Agree10211.5
3) Neutral or not sure28131.6
4) Disagree40845.9
5) Strongly disagree718.0
Missing16 
TOTAL889100.0
161) 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 agree778.7
2) Agree42247.7
3) Neutral or not sure22625.6
4) Disagree13415.2
5) Strongly disagree252.8
Missing21 
TOTAL884100.0
162) 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 agree354.0
2) Agree18120.4
3) Neutral or not sure44249.9
4) Disagree19221.7
5) Strongly disagree364.1
Missing19 
TOTAL886100.0
163) 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 agree19121.6
2) Agree43449.0
3) Neutral or not sure15517.5
4) Disagree869.7
5) Strongly disagree202.3
Missing19 
TOTAL886100.0
164) 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 agree707.9
2) Agree30734.7
3) Neutral or not sure38042.9
4) Disagree10111.4
5) Strongly disagree273.1
Missing20 
TOTAL885100.0
165) 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, definitely16118.1
2) Yes, probably17119.2
3) Not sure9110.2
4) No, probably not15817.7
5) No, definitely not31034.8
Missing14 
TOTAL891100.0
166) 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, definitely15717.6
2) Yes, probably16318.3
3) Not sure9410.5
4) No, probably not14916.7
5) No, definitely not32936.9
Missing13 
TOTAL892100.0
167) 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, definitely13214.8
2) Yes, probably9710.9
3) Not sure10011.2
4) No, probably not13415.0
5) No, definitely not43048.2
Missing12 
TOTAL893100.0
168) 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 agree14115.9
2) Agree18921.3
3) Neutral or not sure12714.3
4) Disagree17119.3
5) Strongly disagree26029.3
Missing17 
TOTAL888100.0
169) 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 agree31735.6
2) Agree15417.3
3) Neutral or not sure13314.9
4) Disagree14115.8
5) Strongly disagree14516.3
Missing15 
TOTAL890100.0
170) 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 agree9911.1
2) Agree13214.8
3) Neutral or not sure12814.4
4) Disagree18721.0
5) Strongly disagree34438.7
Missing15 
TOTAL890100.0
171) 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 agree27431.1
2) Agree18921.4
3) Neutral or not sure17920.3
4) Disagree12814.5
5) Strongly disagree11212.7
Missing23 
TOTAL882100.0
172) Please indicate whether you agree or disagree with each statement. Same-sex couples should be allowed to marry. (SSMARRY)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree809.3
2) Agree10311.9
3) Neutral or not sure14116.3
4) Disagree18921.9
5) Strongly disagree35040.6
Missing42 
TOTAL863100.0
173) 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 agree354.0
2) Agree13815.7
3) Neutral or not sure15617.7
4) Disagree18821.4
5) Strongly disagree36241.2
Missing26 
TOTAL879100.0
174) Please indicate whether you agree or disagree with each statement. Same-sex couples should be allowed to adopt children. (ADPTCHLD)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree10912.2
2) Agree21023.6
3) Neutral or not sure18420.7
4) Disagree15317.2
5) Strongly disagree23526.4
Missing14 
TOTAL891100.0
175) 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 agree10311.6
2) Agree13114.8
3) Neutral or not sure13014.7
4) Disagree15117.0
5) Strongly disagree37241.9
Missing18 
TOTAL887100.0
176) What is your sex? (SEX)
TOTAL%
1) Female50856.8
2) Male38643.2
Missing11 
TOTAL894100.0
177) What is your present age? (AGE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL89160.93313
178) 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 farm12914.5
2) On a farm343.8
3) In a small city or town (under 50,000 population)33137.3
4) In a medium-size city (50,000-250,000 population)14516.3
5) In a suburb near a medium-size city677.6
6) In a large city (over 250,000 population)738.2
7) In a suburb near a large city10812.2
Missing18 
TOTAL887100.0
179) 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 farm435.0
2) On a farm60.7
3) In a small city or town (under 50,000 population)40546.9
4) In a medium-size city (50,000-250,000 population)16919.6
5) In a suburb near a medium-size city606.9
6) In a large city (over 250,000 population)8610.0
7) In a suburb near a large city9511.0
Missing41 
TOTAL864100.0
180) What is your present marital status? (MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Married67878.3
2) Not married18821.7
Missing39 
TOTAL866100.0
181) If not currently married; have you ever been married? (MARRY)
TOTAL%
1) No, never married6028.4
2) Yes, am now widowed9344.1
3) Yes, am now divorced5124.2
4) Yes, am both widowed and divorced73.3
Missing694 
TOTAL211100.0
182) If currently married: have you had a previous marriage (or marriages)? (PREMARRY)
TOTAL%
1) No49675.7
2) Yes, was widowed294.4
3) Yes, was divorced12619.2
4) Yes, was both widowed and divorced40.6
Missing250 
TOTAL655100.0
183) 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) Baptist9213.8
2) Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)182.7
3) Episcopal121.8
4) Lutheran365.4
5) Methodist10115.1
6) Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), PCUS, UPCUSA, or UPCNA21632.3
7) Other Presbyterian10.1
8) Reformed91.3
9) Roman Catholic8813.2
10) UCC (United Church of Christ/Congregational)385.7
11) Independent or non-denominational40.6
12) None142.1
13) Other (specify)395.8
Missing237 
TOTAL668100.0
184) Please indicate the faith or denomination in which your husband or wife is currently affiliated. (SFAITH2)
TOTAL%
1) Baptist30.5
2) Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)10.2
3) Episcopal10.2
4) Lutheran10.2
5) Methodist40.6
6) Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), PCUS, UPCUSA, or UPCNA56488.4
8) Reformed10.2
9) Roman Catholic172.7
11) Independent or non-denominational10.2
12) Other (specify)325.0
13) None132.0
Missing267 
TOTAL638100.0
185) How often does your husband or wife attend Sunday worship at your congregation? (SWORSHP)
TOTAL%
1) Never233.5
2) Less than once a year91.4
3) About once or twice a year355.3
4) Several times a year436.5
5) About once a month274.1
6) 2-3 times a month7811.8
7) Nearly every week23735.9
8) Every week20931.6
Missing244 
TOTAL661100.0
186) How often does your husband or wife attend Sunday worship at another congregation? (SWORSHP2)
TOTAL%
1) Never13145.6
2) Less than once a year4013.9
3) About once or twice a year5017.4
4) Several times a year3010.5
5) About once a month51.7
6) 2-3 times a month93.1
7) Nearly every week72.4
8) Every week155.2
Missing618 
TOTAL287100.0
187) How many children do you have? (If none, write 0.) Include any legally adopted children; exclude stepchildren unless legally adopted. (CHILDREN)
TOTAL%
0) None11212.8
1) 19110.4
2) 233338.0
3) 321124.1
4) 48810.0
5) 5242.7
6) 6121.4
7) 730.3
8) 820.2
9) 910.1
Missing28 
TOTAL877100.0
188) Please indicate your employment status. Employed full-time (FULL)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked58064.7
1) Checked31635.3
Missing9 
TOTAL896100.0
189) Please indicate your employment status. Employed part-time (PART)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked81591.0
1) Checked819.0
Missing9 
TOTAL896100.0
190) Please indicate your employment status. Self-employed (SELF)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked82291.6
1) Checked758.4
Missing8 
TOTAL897100.0
191) Please indicate your employment status. Unemployed (UNEMPLOY)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked87998.0
1) Checked182.0
Missing8 
TOTAL897100.0
192) Please indicate your employment status. Retired (RETIRED)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked50856.6
1) Checked38943.4
Missing8 
TOTAL897100.0
193) Please indicate your employment status. Full-time homemaker (HOMEMAK)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked83192.6
1) Checked667.4
Missing8 
TOTAL897100.0
194) Please indicate your employment status. Student (STUDENT)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked87897.9
1) Checked192.1
Missing8 
TOTAL897100.0
195) Please indicate your employment status. Other (specify) (EMPL_OTH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked88899.0
1) Checked91.0
Missing8 
TOTAL897100.0
196) Please indicate your spouse's employment status. Employed full-time (SFULL)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked66073.6
1) Checked23726.4
Missing8 
TOTAL897100.0
197) Please indicate your spouse's employment status. Employed part-time (SPART)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked83292.8
1) Checked657.2
Missing8 
TOTAL897100.0
198) Please indicate your spouse's employment status. Self-employed (SSELF)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked84193.8
1) Checked566.2
Missing8 
TOTAL897100.0
199) Please indicate your spouse's employment status. Unemployed (SUNEMPLY)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked89299.4
1) Checked50.6
Missing8 
TOTAL897100.0
200) Please indicate your spouse's employment status. Retired (SRETIRED)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked61868.9
1) Checked27931.1
Missing8 
TOTAL897100.0
201) Please indicate your spouse's employment status. Full-time homemaker (SHOMEMAK)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked83493.0
1) Checked637.0
Missing8 
TOTAL897100.0
202) Please indicate your spouse's employment status. Student (SSTUDENT)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked89599.8
1) Checked20.2
Missing8 
TOTAL897100.0
203) Please indicate your spouse's employment status. Other (specify) (SOTHER)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked88798.9
1) Checked101.1
Missing8 
TOTAL897100.0
204) 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) 418.0
2) 10.2
3) 40.8
5) 40.8
6) 20.4
7) 20.4
8) 51.0
10) 81.6
12) 30.6
15) 81.6
16) 40.8
17) 30.6
18) 20.4
20) 214.1
21) 20.4
24) 71.4
25) 71.4
28) 20.4
30) 224.3
32) 81.6
34) 20.4
35) 173.3
37) 20.4
38) 61.2
40) 14428.0
42) 91.8
43) 10.2
44) 40.8
45) 407.8
46) 10.2
47) 10.2
48) 51.0
50) 6913.4
54) 20.4
55) 173.3
56) 10.2
60) 265.1
65) 40.8
68) 20.4
70) 30.6
75) 10.2
99) 10.2
Missing391 
TOTAL514100.0
205) 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) 4511.1
1) 10.2
3) 20.5
4) 10.2
5) 41.0
6) 10.2
8) 10.2
10) 61.5
11) 10.2
12) 41.0
14) 10.2
15) 71.7
16) 30.7
20) 174.2
21) 10.2
22) 10.2
23) 20.5
24) 30.7
25) 92.2
26) 30.7
28) 10.2
30) 143.4
32) 41.0
35) 102.5
36) 20.5
37) 10.2
38) 10.2
40) 12831.4
42) 41.0
44) 10.2
45) 276.6
48) 51.2
50) 4611.3
53) 10.2
55) 71.7
56) 10.2
60) 256.1
65) 71.7
70) 41.0
80) 10.2
90) 10.2
99) 30.7
Missing498 
TOTAL407100.0
206) What is the highest level of education completed by you? (EDUC)
TOTAL%
2) Some high school101.1
3) High school diploma798.8
4) Some college, but no degree16318.2
5) Associate's degree616.8
6) Bachelor's degree19822.1
7) Some graduate work9010.0
8) Graduate degree29633.0
Missing8 
TOTAL897100.0
207) What is the highest level of education completed by your spouse? (SEDUC)
TOTAL%
1) 8th grade or less30.4
2) Some high school121.7
3) High school diploma10415.1
4) Some college, but no degree10715.5
5) Associate's degree537.7
6) Bachelor's degree17425.2
7) Some graduate work659.4
8) Graduate degree17325.0
Missing214 
TOTAL691100.0
208) 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 alone15717.5
2) Two of us51957.9
3) Three of us10111.3
4) Four of us768.5
5) Five of us273.0
6) Six of us80.9
7) Seven or more of us30.3
8) Not applicable (I live in a dormitory, nursing home or other institutional housing60.7
Missing8 
TOTAL897100.0
209) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are aged under 6 years? (AGE6)
TOTAL%
0) None/blank24484.7
1) One279.4
2) Two155.2
3) Three20.7
Missing617 
TOTAL288100.0
210) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are aged 612 years? (AGE12)
TOTAL%
0) None/blank23876.8
1) One4715.2
2) Two227.1
3) Three31.0
Missing595 
TOTAL310100.0
211) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are aged 1317 years? (AGE17)
TOTAL%
0) None/blank23071.9
1) One6420.0
2) Two216.6
3) Three51.6
Missing585 
TOTAL320100.0
212) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are aged 1824 years? (AGE24)
TOTAL%
0) None/blank23179.7
1) One4916.9
2) Two103.4
Missing615 
TOTAL290100.0
213) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are aged 25 years and over? (AGE25)
TOTAL%
0) None/blank30.3
1) One16218.5
2) Two66676.2
3) Three374.2
4) Four60.7
Missing31 
TOTAL874100.0
214) 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 alone14516.7
2) A single parent, living with one or more children182.1
3) A married couple, no children in household47354.5
4) A married couple, living with one or more children19722.7
5) Some other arrangement (please describe your household here)354.0
Missing37 
TOTAL868100.0
215) Generally speaking, do you think of yourself as a Democrat, Independent, Republican, or other? (PARTYID)
TOTAL%
1) Democrat25929.3
2) Independent14316.2
3) Republican46152.2
4) Other (specify)202.3
Missing22 
TOTAL883100.0
216) What is your race or origin? White or Caucasian (RACE)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked374.1
1) Checked86095.9
Missing8 
TOTAL897100.0
217) What is your race or origin? Black or African American (RACE2)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked87897.9
1) Checked192.1
Missing8 
TOTAL897100.0
218) What is your race or origin? Indian (American) or Alaska native (RACE3)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked88698.8
1) Checked111.2
Missing8 
TOTAL897100.0
219) What is your race or origin? Asian or Pacific Islander (RACE4)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked88999.1
1) Checked80.9
Missing8 
TOTAL897100.0
220) What is your race or origin? Hispanic, Latino/a, or Spanish origin (RACE5)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked89399.6
1) Checked40.4
Missing8 
TOTAL897100.0
221) What is your race or origin? Some other race (specify) (RACE6)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked89499.7
1) Checked30.3
Missing8 
TOTAL897100.0
222) 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) Yes74083.0
2) No13815.5
3) Don't know111.2
4) Congregation does not use pledge cards [vol.]30.3
Missing13 
TOTAL892100.0
223) 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 $10,00070.9
2) $10,000-$14,999111.4
3) $15,000-$19,999162.0
4) $20,000-$29,999759.2
5) $30,000-$39,999749.1
6) $40,000-$49,999688.4
7) $50,000-$59,9998410.3
8) $60,000-$69,999749.1
9) $70,000-$79,999647.9
10) $80,000-$89,999617.5
11) $90,000-$99,999546.6
12) $100,000-$124,9999711.9
13) $125,000-$149,999415.0
14) $150,000-$199,999374.5
15) $200,000-$249,999182.2
16) $250,000 or more334.1
Missing91 
TOTAL814100.0
224) 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) Yes86798.9
2) No101.1
Missing28 
TOTAL877100.0
225) Write your best estimate of the amount given. (AMTGIVE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL7777259.00962006
226) 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) Yes42751.2
2) No40748.8
Missing71 
TOTAL834100.0
227) Write your best estimate of the amount given. (AMTCAP)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL36816536.356117034
228) 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) Yes73485.8
2) No12114.2
Missing50 
TOTAL855100.0
229) Write your best estimate of the amount given. (AMTSPEC)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL63514458.057118266
230) 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) Yes47757.5
2) No35342.5
Missing75 
TOTAL830100.0
231) Write your best estimate of the amount given. (AMTPCUSA)
TOTAL%
0) None338.0
10) 10133.2
12) 1220.5
15) 1530.7
20) 20204.9
25) 25276.6
30) 3082.0
40) 4061.5
45) 4510.2
50) 506415.6
70) 7010.2
74) 7410.2
75) 7520.5
100) 10010024.4
110) 11010.2
125) 12510.2
135) 13510.2
150) 150133.2
200) 2005212.7
250) 25082.0
300) 30082.0
350) 35010.2
360) 36010.2
370) 37010.2
400) 40061.5
450) 45010.2
500) 50082.0
600) 60030.7
800) 80010.2
900) 90010.2
990) 99010.2
1000) 100051.2
1200) 120020.5
2000) 200030.7
2500) 250010.2
2637) 263710.2
4000) 400010.2
5000) 500010.2
5200) 520010.2
999999) Don't know61.5
Missing495 
TOTAL410100.0
232) 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) Yes40448.7
2) No42651.3
Missing75 
TOTAL830100.0
233) Write your best estimate of the amount given. (ALLCAUSE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL36811667.633103768
234) 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) Yes77991.4
2) No738.6
Missing53 
TOTAL852100.0
235) Write your best estimate of the amount given. (AMTNOREL)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL6878774.15685141
236) STATE (STATE)
237) Region of residents (REGION)
TOTAL%
1) Northeast17119.1
2) Midwest23726.4
3) South34538.5
4) West14416.1
Missing8 
TOTAL897100.0
238) I-AGE: What is your present age? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-AGE)
TOTAL%
1) Less than 40606.7
2) 40-4911312.7
3) 50-6432336.3
4) 65+39544.3
Missing14 
TOTAL891100.0
239) I-SEX: What is your sex? (for use with online analysis) (I-SEX)
TOTAL%
1) Female50856.8
2) Male38643.2
Missing11 
TOTAL894100.0
240) 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 $20,000344.2
2) $20,000-$49,99921726.7
3) $50,000-$99,99933741.4
4) $100,000+22627.8
Missing91 
TOTAL814100.0
241) 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) Democrat25929.3
2) Independent14316.2
3) Republican46152.2
4) Other (specify)202.3
Missing22 
TOTAL883100.0
242) I-REGION: Region of residents (for use with online analysis) (I-REGION)
TOTAL%
1) Northeast17119.1
2) Midwest23726.4
3) South34538.5
4) West14416.1
Missing8 
TOTAL897100.0