Presbyterian Panel Survey, 2009-2011 - Background Variables, Clergy

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All frequencies are raw numbers (no weights used).
1) Code (CODE)
2) In what year were you ordained as a minister of the Word and Sacrament? (BQ1ORDAI)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL14501988.56912
3) In what denomination were you ordained? (BQ2DENOR)
TOTAL%
1) PCUSA or predecessor136693.8
2) Other916.2
Missing5 
TOTAL1457100.0
4) In what denomination were you ordained: other (specify)? (BQ2OTHDE)
TOTAL%
1) Baptist1212.8
2) Disciples of Christ55.3
4) Lutheran11.1
5) United Methodist66.4
6) Presbyterian1010.6
7) Other Presbyterian3335.1
8) Reformed77.4
10) United Church of Christ66.4
13) All other1414.9
Missing1368 
TOTAL94100.0
5) Before entering seminary for your B.D. or M.Div., were you engaged in any long-term secular job or career? (BQ3SECUL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes58940.4
2) No87059.6
Missing3 
TOTAL1459100.0
6) [If 'yes'] How many years were you in that job or career? (BQ3SECYR)
TOTAL%
1) 101.7
2) 417.1
3) 579.8
4) 478.1
5) 5810.0
6) 254.3
7) 274.6
8) 244.1
9) 152.6
10) 6511.2
11) 162.8
12) 223.8
13) 91.5
14) 81.4
15) 325.5
16) 81.4
17) 101.7
18) 101.7
19) 81.4
20) 376.4
21) 40.7
22) 50.9
23) 40.7
24) 20.3
25) 81.4
26) 50.9
27) 50.9
28) 20.3
29) 10.2
30) 81.4
31) 10.2
32) 20.3
34) 10.2
35) 10.2
37) 10.2
38) 10.2
40) 10.2
Missing881 
TOTAL581100.0
7) In what year did you receive your B.A., B.S., or other bachelor's degree? (BQ4YRBA)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL14582127.5981082
8) From what school and in what year did you receive your M.Div. or B.D. degree? (BQ5SCHBD)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL144951.02326
9) Year you received M.Div. or B.D. degree? (BQ5YRBD)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL14301987.38811
10) No other degree? (BQ6NODEG)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked92763.4
1) Checked53536.6
TOTAL1462100.0
11) Graduate degree: M.C.E.\M.R.E. degree? (BQ6MCE)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked143498.1
1) Checked281.9
TOTAL1462100.0
12) Year you received M.C.E./M.R.E. degree? (BQ6YRMCE)
TOTAL%
1963) 13.4
1965) 13.4
1969) 13.4
1970) 13.4
1972) 13.4
1973) 13.4
1977) 13.4
1979) 13.4
1981) 13.4
1983) 13.4
1984) 13.4
1985) 13.4
1986) 310.3
1991) 13.4
1995) 310.3
1997) 13.4
1998) 26.9
1999) 13.4
2000) 26.9
2002) 310.3
2004) 13.4
Missing1433 
TOTAL29100.0
13) School awarding M.C.E./M.R.E. degree? (BQ6SCHMC)
TOTAL%
1) Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)-affiliated school1655.2
2) All other1344.8
Missing1433 
TOTAL29100.0
14) Graduate degree: M.A. degree? (BQ6MA)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked122083.4
1) Checked24216.6
TOTAL1462100.0
15) Year you received M.A. degree? (BQ6YRMA)
TOTAL%
1946) 10.4
1965) 10.4
1967) 62.6
1968) 20.9
1969) 20.9
1970) 62.6
1971) 41.7
1972) 31.3
1973) 73.0
1974) 156.4
1975) 83.4
1976) 93.8
1977) 62.6
1978) 62.6
1979) 73.0
1980) 135.6
1981) 31.3
1982) 52.1
1983) 83.4
1984) 93.8
1985) 83.4
1986) 114.7
1987) 83.4
1988) 73.0
1989) 62.6
1990) 73.0
1991) 41.7
1992) 73.0
1993) 20.9
1994) 41.7
1995) 20.9
1996) 52.1
1997) 73.0
1998) 62.6
1999) 31.3
2000) 41.7
2001) 52.1
2002) 31.3
2004) 20.9
2005) 52.1
2006) 52.1
2007) 10.4
2008) 10.4
Missing1228 
TOTAL234100.0
16) School awarding M.A. degree? (BQ6SCHMA)
TOTAL%
1) PC(USA) affiliated seminary3816.2
2) All other19683.8
Missing1228 
TOTAL234100.0
17) Graduate degree: Th.M./S.T.M. degree? (BQ6THM)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked137494.0
1) Checked886.0
TOTAL1462100.0
18) Year you received Th.M./S.T.M. degree? (BQ6YRTHM)
TOTAL%
1955) 11.2
1957) 11.2
1963) 11.2
1965) 11.2
1967) 22.4
1968) 11.2
1969) 33.5
1971) 22.4
1972) 11.2
1973) 33.5
1974) 11.2
1975) 22.4
1976) 22.4
1977) 22.4
1978) 44.7
1979) 22.4
1980) 22.4
1981) 11.2
1983) 22.4
1984) 44.7
1985) 33.5
1986) 11.2
1988) 22.4
1989) 22.4
1990) 33.5
1991) 11.2
1992) 11.2
1993) 55.9
1994) 89.4
1995) 11.2
1996) 22.4
1997) 22.4
1998) 11.2
1999) 11.2
2000) 22.4
2001) 11.2
2002) 22.4
2003) 33.5
2004) 22.4
2006) 22.4
2007) 11.2
2008) 11.2
Missing1377 
TOTAL85100.0
19) School awarding Th.M./S.T.M. degree? (BQ6SCHTH)
TOTAL%
1) PC(USA) affiliated seminary5565.5
2) All other2934.5
Missing1378 
TOTAL84100.0
20) Graduate degree: D.Min. degree? (BQ6DMIN)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked115278.8
1) Checked31021.2
TOTAL1462100.0
21) Year you received D.Min. degree? (BQ6YRDMI)
TOTAL%
1970) 10.3
1972) 10.3
1973) 20.7
1974) 51.6
1975) 31.0
1976) 31.0
1977) 31.0
1978) 62.0
1979) 41.3
1980) 62.0
1981) 51.6
1982) 51.6
1983) 103.3
1984) 82.6
1985) 93.0
1986) 82.6
1987) 93.0
1988) 72.3
1989) 51.6
1990) 51.6
1991) 82.6
1992) 82.6
1993) 72.3
1994) 82.6
1995) 196.2
1996) 113.6
1997) 62.0
1998) 82.6
1999) 165.2
2000) 165.2
2001) 123.9
2002) 103.3
2003) 93.0
2004) 103.3
2005) 123.9
2006) 103.3
2007) 113.6
2008) 175.6
2009) 20.7
Missing1157 
TOTAL305100.0
22) School awarding D.Min. degree? (BQ6SCHDM)
TOTAL%
1) PC(USA) affiliated seminary21572.4
2) All other8227.6
Missing1165 
TOTAL297100.0
23) Graduate degree: Ph.D./S.T.D./Th.D. degree? (BQ6PHD)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked134592.0
1) Checked1178.0
TOTAL1462100.0
24) Year you received Ph.D./S.T.D./Th.D. degree? (BQ6YRPHD)
TOTAL%
1958) 10.8
1962) 10.8
1968) 10.8
1969) 10.8
1970) 21.7
1971) 10.8
1972) 21.7
1974) 43.4
1975) 21.7
1976) 10.8
1977) 10.8
1978) 10.8
1979) 10.8
1980) 10.8
1982) 10.8
1983) 32.5
1984) 43.4
1985) 21.7
1986) 65.0
1987) 43.4
1988) 21.7
1989) 54.2
1990) 21.7
1991) 43.4
1992) 54.2
1993) 43.4
1994) 54.2
1995) 65.0
1996) 43.4
1997) 43.4
1998) 32.5
1999) 32.5
2000) 75.9
2001) 43.4
2002) 65.0
2004) 54.2
2005) 32.5
2006) 32.5
2007) 32.5
2008) 10.8
Missing1343 
TOTAL119100.0
25) School awarding Ph.D./S.T.D./Th.D. degree? (BQ6SCHPH)
TOTAL%
1) PC(USA) affiliated seminary1916.4
2) All other9783.6
Missing1346 
TOTAL116100.0
26) Degree: other? (BQ6OTHR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked132590.6
1) Checked1379.4
TOTAL1462100.0
27) Year you received other degree? (BQ6YROTH)
TOTAL%
1969) 10.8
1970) 10.8
1971) 64.7
1972) 21.6
1973) 21.6
1974) 21.6
1975) 10.8
1976) 21.6
1977) 75.5
1978) 43.1
1979) 53.9
1980) 53.9
1981) 32.4
1982) 21.6
1983) 10.8
1984) 32.4
1985) 32.4
1986) 64.7
1987) 21.6
1988) 97.1
1989) 43.1
1990) 10.8
1991) 21.6
1992) 53.9
1993) 43.1
1994) 53.9
1995) 43.1
1996) 32.4
1997) 43.1
1998) 43.1
1999) 43.1
2000) 32.4
2001) 43.1
2002) 32.4
2003) 43.1
2004) 21.6
2005) 10.8
2007) 21.6
2008) 10.8
Missing1335 
TOTAL127100.0
28) School awarding other degree? (BQ6SCHOT)
TOTAL%
1) PC(USA) affiliated seminary1410.5
2) All other11989.5
Missing1329 
TOTAL133100.0
29) Are you currently a student? (BQ7STUD)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1188.1
2) No133691.9
Missing8 
TOTAL1454100.0
30) [If 'yes'] Please list the degree you are seeking. (BQ7DGREE)
TOTAL%
2) M.A.93.5
3) Th.M.-S.T.M.10.4
4) D.Min.6123.6
5) Ph.D.-S.T.D.-Th.D.-Ed.D.187.0
6) Other114.3
7) None15861.2
Missing1204 
TOTAL258100.0
31) Which category(-ies) below describes your current paid employment: pastor, co-pastor, associate, interim or other pastor in a congregation? (BQ8PASTR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked40727.8
1) Checked105572.2
TOTAL1462100.0
32) Which category(-ies) below describes your current paid employment: other position in congregation (specify)? (BQ8OTCON)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked142897.7
1) Checked342.3
TOTAL1462100.0
33) Which category(-ies) below describes your current paid employment: non-parish job or ministry? (BQ8NPAR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked113477.6
1) Checked32822.4
TOTAL1462100.0
34) Which category(-ies) below describes your current paid employment: unemployed? (BQ8UNEMP)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked140596.1
1) Checked573.9
TOTAL1462100.0
35) Which category(-ies) below describes your current paid employment: retired from active ministry? (BQ8RETIR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked141196.5
1) Checked513.5
TOTAL1462100.0
36) Do you consider yourself a full-time or part-time parish pastor? (BQ9FTPT)
TOTAL%
1) Full-time95589.3
2) Part-time11510.7
Missing392 
TOTAL1070100.0
37) [If 'part-time'] Specify average paid hours per week. (BQ9PTHRS)
TOTAL%
2) 210.7
3) 321.5
5) 542.9
6) 610.7
8) 832.2
10) 1053.6
12) 1232.2
13) 1310.7
15) 1585.8
16) 1621.5
18) 1810.7
19) 1910.7
20) Part-time3525.5
24) 2453.6
25) 2596.6
27) 2710.7
28) 2810.7
30) 301712.4
32) 3210.7
33) 3310.7
35) 3575.1
36) 3610.7
38) 3810.7
40) 4010.7
44) 4410.7
48) 4821.5
50) 5096.6
52) 5210.7
55) 5542.9
56) 5610.7
60) 6042.9
70) 7021.5
98) It varies10.7
Missing1325 
TOTAL137100.0
38) How many congregations do you currently serve as pastor? (BQ10SCON)
TOTAL%
1) One101795.6
2) Two or more yoked congregations282.6
3) Two or more non-yoked congregations191.8
Missing398 
TOTAL1064100.0
39) [If 'two or more yoked congregations'] How many? (BQ10NCON)
TOTAL%
2) 2565.8
3) 821.1
4) 37.9
5) 25.3
Missing1424 
TOTAL38100.0
40) What is the approximate membership of the congregation(s) you serve? (BQ11MEMB)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL1057496.625785
41) What is the pastoral position(s) that you currently occupy in a congregation: solo pastor? (BQ12SPAS)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked96966.3
1) Checked49333.7
TOTAL1462100.0
42) What is the pastoral position(s) that you currently occupy in a congregation: head of staff? (BQ12HEAD)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked111276.1
1) Checked35023.9
TOTAL1462100.0
43) What is the pastoral position(s) that you currently occupy in a congregation: associate pastor? (BQ12APAS)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked127787.3
1) Checked18512.7
TOTAL1462100.0
44) What is the pastoral position(s) that you currently occupy in a congregation: co-pastor? (BQ12COPA)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked142497.4
1) Checked382.6
TOTAL1462100.0
45) What is the pastoral position(s) that you currently occupy in a congregation: stated or temporary supply? (BQ12TEMP)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked141997.1
1) Checked432.9
TOTAL1462100.0
46) What is the pastoral position(s) that you currently occupy in a congregation: interim pastor? (BQ12IPAS)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked140696.2
1) Checked563.8
TOTAL1462100.0
47) What is the pastoral position(s) that you currently occupy in a congregation: other? (BQ12OTHR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked140095.8
1) Checked624.2
TOTAL1462100.0
48) What is the pastoral position(s) that you currently occupy in a congregation: specify other? (BQ12SPOT)
TOTAL%
1) Designated pastor1016.9
8) Other1220.3
9) Senior pastor35.1
10) Organizing pastor-NCD813.6
11) Hospital chaplain23.4
12) Parish associate1932.2
13) Pastoral counselor35.1
14) Presbytery staff or executive23.4
Missing1403 
TOTAL59100.0
49) What type of non-parish/non-pastoral job or ministry do you currently have: faculty/staff at a seminary or theological school? (BQ13SSEM)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked141196.5
1) Checked513.5
TOTAL1462100.0
50) What type of non-parish/non-pastoral job or ministry do you currently have: faculty/staff at another educational institution (college, university, high school, etc.)? (BQ13SEDU)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked138995.0
1) Checked735.0
TOTAL1462100.0
51) What type of non-parish/non-pastoral job or ministry do you currently have: chaplain in the military? (BQ13MILI)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked145099.2
1) Checked120.8
TOTAL1462100.0
52) What type of non-parish/non-pastoral job or ministry do you currently have: chaplain in a hospital or other medical facility? (BQ13HOSP)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked140396.0
1) Checked594.0
TOTAL1462100.0
53) What type of non-parish/non-pastoral job or ministry do you currently have: other chaplain? (BQ13OCHA)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked141796.9
1) Checked453.1
TOTAL1462100.0
54) What type of non-parish/non-pastoral job or ministry do you currently have: national staff or middle governing body staff? (BQ13GOVT)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked141997.1
1) Checked432.9
TOTAL1462100.0
55) What type of non-parish/non-pastoral job or ministry do you currently have: staff of an ecumenical or non-denominational agency? (BQ13ECU)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked145099.2
1) Checked120.8
TOTAL1462100.0
56) What type of non-parish/non-pastoral job or ministry do you currently have: professional pastoral counselor? (BQ13COUN)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked142997.7
1) Checked332.3
TOTAL1462100.0
57) What type of non-parish/non-pastoral job or ministry do you currently have: other employment with a religious organization (specify)? (BQ13OCHU)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked142897.7
1) Checked342.3
TOTAL1462100.0
58) What type of non-parish/non-pastoral job or ministry do you currently have: all other (including secular) employment (specify)? (BQ13ALLO)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked138194.5
1) Checked815.5
TOTAL1462100.0
59) Is the organization where you are employed affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)? (BQ14PCUS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes19343.0
2) No25657.0
Missing1013 
TOTAL449100.0
60) How old were you when you first began regularly attending a Presbyterian church? _______years old. (BQ15ATAG)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL116011.09112
61) In what faith or denomination were you raised? (BQ16DENM)
TOTAL%
1) Baptist817.2
2) Disciples of Christ141.2
3) Episcopalian211.9
4) Lutheran373.3
5) United Methodist857.6
6) Presbyterian66058.8
7) Other Presbyterian100.9
8) Reformed151.3
9) Roman Catholic373.3
10) United Church of Christ292.6
11) Non-denominational232.0
12) None292.6
13) All other817.2
Missing340 
TOTAL1122100.0
62) Which one of the following terms best describes your current stand on theological issues? (BQ17THEO)
TOTAL%
1) Very conservative634.3
2) Conservative32822.6
3) Moderate49634.2
4) Liberal40828.2
5) Very liberal14610.1
9) Varies, cannot choose80.6
Missing13 
TOTAL1449100.0
63) Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with each of the following statements: There is a life beyond death. (BQ18AFTR)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree117180.5
2) Agree21614.8
3) Neutral604.1
4) Disagree70.5
5) Strongly disagree10.1
Missing7 
TOTAL1455100.0
64) Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with each of the following statements: Jesus will return to earth someday. (BQ18JESU)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree77753.5
2) Agree32722.5
3) Neutral24516.9
4) Disagree694.8
5) Strongly disagree332.3
Missing11 
TOTAL1451100.0
65) 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. (BQ18OWNB)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree513.5
2) Agree14410.0
3) Neutral18913.1
4) Disagree72350.1
5) Strongly disagree33623.3
Missing19 
TOTAL1443100.0
66) Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with each of the following statements: All the world's different religions are equally good ways of helping a person find ultimate truth. (BQ18REEQ)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree584.0
2) Agree19013.1
3) Neutral19413.4
4) Disagree52336.1
5) Strongly disagree48333.3
9) Varies, cannot choose10.1
Missing13 
TOTAL1449100.0
67) 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. (BQ18ABSO)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree52636.4
2) Agree32322.3
3) Neutral19513.5
4) Disagree28419.6
5) Strongly disagree1188.2
9) Varies, cannot choose10.1
Missing15 
TOTAL1447100.0
68) Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with each of the following statements: Only followers of Jesus Christ can be saved. (BQ18EXCL)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree26118.1
2) Agree18412.7
3) Neutral27719.2
4) Disagree35124.3
5) Strongly disagree37025.6
9) Varies, cannot choose20.1
Missing17 
TOTAL1445100.0
69) Approximately how often do you engage in the following activities: read the Bible privately? (BQ19READ)
TOTAL%
1) Daily-almost daily65945.4
2) Several times a week48933.7
3) Weekly17311.9
4) Several times a month664.5
5) Once a month201.4
6) Less than once a month342.3
7) Never110.8
Missing10 
TOTAL1452100.0
70) Approximately how often do you engage in the following activities: pray privately? (BQ19PRAY)
TOTAL%
1) Daily-almost daily115479.6
2) Several times a week20814.4
3) Weekly523.6
4) Several times a month161.1
5) Once a month50.3
6) Less than once a month120.8
7) Never20.1
Missing13 
TOTAL1449100.0
71) Approximately how often do you engage in the following activities: attend Bible study or prayer group? (BQ19BIBG)
TOTAL%
1) Daily-almost daily453.2
2) Several times a week19913.9
3) Weekly61943.3
4) Several times a month1359.5
5) Once a month1168.1
6) Less than once a month19313.5
7) Never1218.5
Missing34 
TOTAL1428100.0
72) Approximately how often do you engage in the following activities: otherwise read the Bible or pray with family or friends? (BQ19BFAM)
TOTAL%
1) Daily-almost daily29320.6
2) Several times a week32422.8
3) Weekly29620.8
4) Several times a month19113.5
5) Once a month775.4
6) Less than once a month14710.4
7) Never926.5
Missing42 
TOTAL1420100.0
73) Approximately how often do you engage in the following activities: read devotional materials or religious books? (BQ19DEVO)
TOTAL%
1) Daily-almost daily44430.6
2) Several times a week41128.4
3) Weekly24817.1
4) Several times a month18813.0
5) Once a month614.2
6) Less than once a month765.2
7) Never211.4
Missing13 
TOTAL1449100.0
74) Approximately how often do you engage in the following activities: use the internet for religious or spiritual purposes? (BQ19WEB)
TOTAL%
1) Daily-almost daily34323.7
2) Several times a week34623.9
3) Weekly21214.7
4) Several times a month18813.0
5) Once a month855.9
6) Less than once a month15210.5
7) Never1198.2
Missing17 
TOTAL1445100.0
75) Approximately how often do you engage in the following activities: say grace before meals? (BQ19MEAL)
TOTAL%
1) Daily-almost daily105873.2
2) Several times a week19013.1
3) Weekly453.1
4) Several times a month805.5
5) Once a month181.2
6) Less than once a month433.0
7) Never110.8
Missing17 
TOTAL1445100.0
76) Approximately how often do you engage in the following activities: meet with other ministers in a pastoral support or peer group? (BQ19MEET)
TOTAL%
1) Daily-almost daily402.8
2) Several times a week332.3
3) Weekly19713.6
4) Several times a month24216.7
5) Once a month40528.0
6) Less than once a month34323.7
7) Never18813.0
Missing14 
TOTAL1448100.0
77) Which statement comes closest to your view of the Bible? (BQ20BIBL)
TOTAL%
1) The Bible is the word of God, to be taken literally word for word.614.2
2) The Bible is the word of God, to be interpreted in the light of its historical and cultural context.89161.6
3) The Bible is the word of God, to be interpreted in the light of its historical context and the Church's teachings.48233.3
4) The Bible is not the word of God.110.8
9) Varies, cannot choose10.1
Missing16 
TOTAL1446100.0
78) The 218th General Assembly (June 2008) approved a constitutional amendment that, if also approved by a majority of presbyteries, would replace this provision with more general language about officers declaring 'their fidelity to the standards of the church.' Are you familiar with this action of the General Assembly? (BQ21AMEN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes141997.5
2) No372.5
Missing6 
TOTAL1456100.0
79) What would you personally like the presbyteries to do with regard to this proposed change? (BQ22OPIN)
TOTAL%
1) Reject the new amendment and keep the Book of Order as it is now on this issue61842.6
2) Approve the new amendment and change the Book of Order69748.1
3) Not sure1359.3
Missing12 
TOTAL1450100.0
80) Would you personally like to see the PC(USA) permit sexually active gay and lesbian persons to be ordained to the office of: deacon? (BQ23HOMD)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, definitely62343.1
2) Yes, probably16511.4
3) Not sure1027.1
4) No, probably not1309.0
5) No, definitely not42529.4
Missing17 
TOTAL1445100.0
81) Would you personally like to see the PC(USA) permit sexually active gay and lesbian persons to be ordained to the office of: elder? (BQ23HOME)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, definitely61943.0
2) Yes, probably15410.7
3) Not sure956.6
4) No, probably not1399.6
5) No, definitely not43430.1
Missing21 
TOTAL1441100.0
82) 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 Word and Sacrament? (BQ23HOMM)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, definitely59241.0
2) Yes, probably1419.8
3) Not sure1017.0
4) No, probably not1349.3
5) No, definitely not47633.0
Missing18 
TOTAL1444100.0
83) What is your gender? (BQ24SEX)
TOTAL%
1) Female48633.4
2) Male96966.6
Missing7 
TOTAL1455100.0
84) What is your current age? _________ years old. (BQ25AGE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL145452.51610
85) What is your current marital status? (BQ26MARS)
TOTAL%
1) Not married23916.4
2) Married121783.6
Missing6 
TOTAL1456100.0
86) [If 'not currently married'] Have you ever been married? No, never married. (BQ26NMAR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked137293.8
1) Checked906.2
TOTAL1462100.0
87) [If 'not currently married'] Have you ever been married? Yes, am now widowed. (BQ26WIDW)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked143398.0
1) Checked292.0
TOTAL1462100.0
88) [If 'not currently married'] Have you ever been married? Yes, am now divorced. (BQ26DIVC)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked134491.9
1) Checked1188.1
TOTAL1462100.0
89) If currently married, have you had a previous marriage (or marriages)? Yes, was widowed. (BQ27CMWI)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked144598.8
1) Checked171.2
TOTAL1462100.0
90) If currently married, have you had a previous marriage (or marriages)? Yes, was divorced. (BQ27CMDI)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked126286.3
1) Checked20013.7
TOTAL1462100.0
91) If currently married, have you had a previous marriage (or marriages)? No. (BQ27CMNO)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked53436.5
1) Checked92863.5
TOTAL1462100.0
92) What is the highest level of education completed by your spouse? (BQ28SEDU)
TOTAL%
1) Some high school or less20.2
2) High school diploma262.3
3) Some college907.8
4) Associate degree464.0
5) Bachelor's degree25822.3
6) Some grad work1008.7
7) Graduate degree63354.8
Missing307 
TOTAL1155100.0
93) Is your husband or wife an ordained minister? (BQ29SORD)
TOTAL%
1) Yes20317.7
2) No94582.3
Missing314 
TOTAL1148100.0
94) Please indicate, if married, the employment status of your spouse: employed full-time. (BQ30SFT)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked85758.6
1) Checked60541.4
TOTAL1462100.0
95) Please indicate, if married, the employment status of your spouse: employed part-time. (BQ30SPT)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked124084.8
1) Checked22215.2
TOTAL1462100.0
96) Please indicate, if married, the employment status of your spouse: self-employed. (BQ30SSEM)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked135192.4
1) Checked1117.6
TOTAL1462100.0
97) Please indicate, if married, the employment status of your spouse: unemployed. (BQ30SUME)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked142897.7
1) Checked342.3
TOTAL1462100.0
98) Please indicate, if married, the employment status of your spouse: retired. (BQ30SRET)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked137694.1
1) Checked865.9
TOTAL1462100.0
99) Please indicate, if married, the employment status of your spouse: full-time homemaker. (BQ30SHMR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked132790.8
1) Checked1359.2
TOTAL1462100.0
100) Please indicate, if married, the employment status of your spouse: student. (BQ30SSTU)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked143698.2
1) Checked261.8
TOTAL1462100.0
101) Please indicate, if married, the employment status of your spouse: other. (BQ30SOTH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked144498.8
1) Checked181.2
TOTAL1462100.0
102) Please indicate, if married, the employment status of your spouse: specify other. (BQ30SSOT)
TOTAL%
1) Disabled527.8
2) All other1372.2
Missing1444 
TOTAL18100.0
103) If you are employed full-time, part-time, or self-employed, please indicate the average hours worked per week over the past year. (BQ31WKHR)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL91338.91215
104) 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). (BQ32SFAI)
TOTAL%
1) Baptist1129.8
2) Disciples of Christ151.3
3) Episcopalian433.8
4) Lutheran605.3
5) United Methodist14312.6
6) Presbyterian45139.6
7) Other Presbyterian151.3
8) Reformed171.5
9) Roman Catholic998.7
10) United Church of Christ292.5
11) Non-denominational201.8
12) None302.6
13) All other1049.1
Missing324 
TOTAL1138100.0
105) Please list his/her current faith or denomination. (BQ32SCFA)
TOTAL%
1) Baptist20.2
2) Disciples of Christ30.3
3) Episcopalian232.1
4) Lutheran60.5
5) United Methodist151.3
6) Presbyterian99989.3
7) Other Presbyterian30.3
8) Reformed30.3
9) Roman Catholic111.0
10) United Church of Christ131.2
11) Non-denominational90.8
12) None141.3
13) All other181.6
Missing343 
TOTAL1119100.0
106) How many children do you have? (BQ33CHLD)
TOTAL%
0) None23716.4
1) 117512.1
2) 261942.8
3) 327719.2
4) 4966.6
5) 5221.5
6) 6130.9
7) 730.2
8) 810.1
9) 9 or more10.1
11) 1110.1
Missing17 
TOTAL1445100.0
107) Check here if you live in a dormitory, nursing home or other institutional housing. (BQ34IHOU)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked145899.7
1) Checked40.3
TOTAL1462100.0
108) Including yourself, how many persons live in your household? (BQ34NUHH)
TOTAL%
0) 40.3
1) 18112.6
2) 64044.5
3) 24116.8
4) 24717.2
5) 976.7
6) 211.5
7) 20.1
8) 30.2
9) 10.1
10) 10.1
Missing24 
TOTAL1438100.0
109) From the list below, select the choice that best describes all of the people in the household in which you live. (BQ35DHH)
TOTAL%
1) Single adult living alone18012.5
2) Single parent362.5
3) Married-no kids60241.9
4) Married with kids56939.6
5) Some other arrangement513.5
Missing24 
TOTAL1438100.0
110) Do you currently live in a manse or other housing provided by your congregation? (BQ36LIVE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes21514.9
2) No122485.1
Missing23 
TOTAL1439100.0
111) What is your race or origin: white? (BQ37WHIT)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked14810.1
1) Checked131489.9
TOTAL1462100.0
112) What is your race or origin: black? (BQ37BLAC)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked142197.2
1) Checked412.8
TOTAL1462100.0
113) What is your race or origin: Indian or Alaska native? (BQ37INDI)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked145299.3
1) Checked100.7
TOTAL1462100.0
114) What is your race or origin: Asian? (BQ37ASIA)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked140696.2
1) Checked563.8
TOTAL1462100.0
115) What is your race or origin: Hispanic? (BQ37HISP)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked143498.1
1) Checked281.9
TOTAL1462100.0
116) What is your race or origin: some other race? (BQ37ORAC)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked145099.2
1) Checked120.8
TOTAL1462100.0
117) Generally speaking, do you think of yourself as a Democrat, Independent, Republican or other? (BQ38PRTY)
TOTAL%
1) Democrat79255.0
2) Independent33523.3
3) Republican28719.9
4) Other261.8
Missing22 
TOTAL1440100.0
118) Which of these categories best describes your total family income from all sources, before taxes? (BQ39INC)
TOTAL%
1) Less than $20,000120.8
2) $20,000-$29,999382.6
3) $30,000-$39,999745.1
4) $40,000-$49,9991309.0
5) $50,000-$59,99915510.8
6) $60,000-$69,99916811.7
7) $70,000-$79,9991429.9
8) $80,000-$89,9991429.9
9) $90,000-$99,9991399.7
10) $100,000-$124,99922215.4
11) $125,000-$149,999845.8
12) $150,000-$199,999664.6
13) $200,000-$249,999362.5
14) $250,000 or more302.1
Missing24 
TOTAL1438100.0
119) Did you or other household family members contribute any money…to your congregation, in regular giving? (BQ40GICG)
TOTAL%
1) No896.1
2) Yes135893.7
3) Wrote in a sum for all categories20.1
Missing13 
TOTAL1449100.0
120) [If 'yes' to 'regular giving'] How much? (BQ40CGAM)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL126010466.5274104
121) Did you or other household family members contribute any money…to your congregation, in giving to a special capital campaign, for example for a new or remodeled building, or for a new program for the church? (BQ40GISC)
TOTAL%
1) No89362.2
2) Yes54237.8
Missing27 
TOTAL1435100.0
122) [If 'yes' to a 'special capital campaign'] How much? (BQ40SCAM)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL4993277.37923447
123) Did you or other household family members contribute any money…to your congregation, in response to a special appeal for a ministry supported by the congregation, presbytery, or PC(USA), including the four churchwide special offerings—One Great Hour of Sharing, Pentecost, Peacemaking, and Christmas Joy? (BQ40GISA)
TOTAL%
1) No36825.6
2) Yes106774.4
Missing27 
TOTAL1435100.0
124) [If 'yes' to a 'special appeal'] How much? (BQ40SAAM)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL9848501.22189815
125) Did you or other household family members contribute any money…directly to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) or one of its ministries, such as Disaster Assistance, the Hunger Program, missions or missionaries, etc.? (BQ40GIPC)
TOTAL%
1) No95366.9
2) Yes47233.1
Missing37 
TOTAL1425100.0
126) [If 'yes' to 'PC(USA)'] How much? (BQ40PCAM)
TOTAL%
0) None20.5
2) 210.2
5) 520.5
10) 1010.2
20) 2071.7
25) 25184.3
30) 3010.2
40) 4030.7
50) 505112.1
60) 6020.5
75) 7530.7
100) 10011928.1
120) 12020.5
125) 12530.7
150) 150112.6
200) 2006816.1
250) 250122.8
300) 300215.0
325) 32510.2
365) 36510.2
400) 40040.9
500) 500327.6
600) 60030.7
640) 64010.2
700) 70061.4
750) 75010.2
800) 80010.2
865) 86510.2
1000) 1000133.1
1100) 110010.2
1200) 120030.7
1300) 130010.2
1500) 150010.2
1900) 190010.2
2000) 200040.9
2500) 250040.9
3000) 300030.7
4200) 420010.2
5500) 550010.2
6000) 600020.5
7500) 750010.2
10000) 1000010.2
15000) 1500020.5
40000) 4000010.2
999999) Do not know51.2
Missing1039 
TOTAL423100.0
127) Did you or other household family members contribute any money…directly to other religious groups or religious causes outside the PC(USA)? (BQ40GIRE)
TOTAL%
1) No58841.1
2) Yes84358.9
Missing31 
TOTAL1431100.0
128) [If 'yes' to 'other religious causes'] How much? (BQ40REAM)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL7667803.380534
129) Did you or other household family members contribute any money…to non-religious charities, community organizations or social causes (United Way, Red Cross, American Cancer Society, an environmental organization, an arts group, etc.)? (BQ40GINR)
TOTAL%
1) No33723.5
2) Yes109976.5
Missing26 
TOTAL1436100.0
130) [If 'yes' to 'non-religious causes'] How much? (BQ40NRAM)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL10044173.90355177
131) Survey Form (SURVEY)
TOTAL%
1) Paper114478.2
2) Web31821.8
TOTAL1462100.0
132) State (STATE)
133) Clergy code (CLERCODE)
TOTAL%
3) 94364.5
4) 51935.5
TOTAL1462100.0
134) Sample (SAMPLE)
TOTAL%
3) Pastors98567.4
4) Specialized clergy47732.6
TOTAL1462100.0
135) Region (REGION)
TOTAL%
1) Northeast28119.2
2) Midwest33723.1
3) South58339.9
4) West26117.9
TOTAL1462100.0
136) Year congregation organized (ORGYEAR)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL9111898.27365
137) Congregation's total membership in 2008 (TOTMEM08)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL939511.61841
138) I-AGE: What is your current age? _________ years old. (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-AGE)
TOTAL%
1) Under 35886.1
2) 35-4938726.6
3) 50-6485358.7
4) 65+1268.7
Missing8 
TOTAL1454100.0
139) I-SEX: What is your gender? (for use with online analysis) (I-SEX)
TOTAL%
1) Female48633.4
2) Male96966.6
Missing7 
TOTAL1455100.0
140) 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) Democrat79255.0
2) Independent33523.3
3) Republican28719.9
4) Other261.8
Missing22 
TOTAL1440100.0
141) I-INCOME: Which of these categories best describes your total family income from all sources, before taxes? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-INCOME)
TOTAL%
1) Less than $20,000120.8
2) $20,000-$49,99924216.8
3) $50,000-$99,99974651.9
4) $100,000+43830.5
Missing24 
TOTAL1438100.0