Presbyterian Panel Survey, May 2009 - The Environment, Clergy

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All frequencies are raw numbers (no weights used).
1) Below is a list of things environmentalists have said are problems for us. For each item, please indicate whether you think it is, in your opinion, one of our most serious environmental problems, no more serious than other environmental problems or one of our least serious environmental problems: Agricultural runoff (of pesticides, herbicides, etc.) (Q1A) (RUNOFF)
TOTAL%
1) One of the most serious28835.6
2) No more serious than others45155.7
3) One of the least serious455.6
4) Don't know263.2
Missing14 
TOTAL810100.0
2) Please indicate whether you think [this item] is, in your opinion, one of our most serious environmental problems, no more serious than other environmental problems or one of our least serious environmental problems: Climate change (global warming due to the 'greenhouse effect') (Q1B) (CLIMCHNG)
TOTAL%
1) One of the most serious52363.9
2) No more serious than others19623.9
3) One of the least serious9111.1
4) Don't know91.1
Missing5 
TOTAL819100.0
3) Please indicate whether you think [this item] is, in your opinion, one of our most serious environmental problems, no more serious than other environmental problems or one of our least serious environmental problems: Consumer demand for more material goods in the United States and other wealthy nations (Q1C) (CDEMAND)
TOTAL%
1) One of the most serious36645.1
2) No more serious than others33140.8
3) One of the least serious10012.3
4) Don't know151.8
Missing12 
TOTAL812100.0
4) Please indicate whether you think [this item] is, in your opinion, one of our most serious environmental problems, no more serious than other environmental problems or one of our least serious environmental problems: Consumption of oil, gas and other nonrenewable resources (Q1D) (CONOIL)
TOTAL%
1) One of the most serious56569.6
2) No more serious than others21025.9
3) One of the least serious323.9
4) Don't know50.6
Missing12 
TOTAL812100.0
5) Please indicate whether you think [this item] is, in your opinion, one of our most serious environmental problems, no more serious than other environmental problems or one of our least serious environmental problems: Destruction of natural areas and wildlife habitats from human encroachment (Q1E) (DESTRUC)
TOTAL%
1) One of the most serious41050.4
2) No more serious than others36144.3
3) One of the least serious364.4
4) Don't know70.9
Missing10 
TOTAL814100.0
6) Please indicate whether you think [this item] is, in your opinion, one of our most serious environmental problems, no more serious than other environmental problems or one of our least serious environmental problems: Environmental contamination from chemical waste disposal (Q1F) (CONTAMCH)
TOTAL%
1) One of the most serious38146.5
2) No more serious than others38847.4
3) One of the least serious344.2
4) Don't know162.0
Missing5 
TOTAL819100.0
7) Please indicate whether you think [this item] is, in your opinion, one of our most serious environmental problems, no more serious than other environmental problems or one of our least serious environmental problems: Environmental contamination from nuclear waste disposal (Q1G) (CONTAMNU)
TOTAL%
1) One of the most serious24129.6
2) No more serious than others40449.6
3) One of the least serious15118.5
4) Don't know192.3
Missing9 
TOTAL815100.0
8) Please indicate whether you think [this item] is, in your opinion, one of our most serious environmental problems, no more serious than other environmental problems or one of our least serious environmental problems: Loss of species through extinction (Q1H) (EXTINCT)
TOTAL%
1) One of the most serious24630.6
2) No more serious than others39649.2
3) One of the least serious14918.5
4) Don't know141.7
Missing19 
TOTAL805100.0
9) Please indicate whether you think [this item] is, in your opinion, one of our most serious environmental problems, no more serious than other environmental problems or one of our least serious environmental problems: Mountaintop removal as part of the mining of coal, iron, copper, etc. (Q1I) (MOUNTTOP)
TOTAL%
1) One of the most serious21826.9
2) No more serious than others46657.5
3) One of the least serious10713.2
4) Don't know202.5
Missing13 
TOTAL811100.0
10) Please indicate whether you think [this item] is, in your opinion, one of our most serious environmental problems, no more serious than other environmental problems or one of our least serious environmental problems: Rapid population growth (Q1J) (POPGROW)
TOTAL%
1) One of the most serious28835.6
2) No more serious than others40349.9
3) One of the least serious10613.1
4) Don't know111.4
Missing16 
TOTAL808100.0
11) Please indicate whether you think [this item] is, in your opinion, one of our most serious environmental problems, no more serious than other environmental problems or one of our least serious environmental problems: Uneven distribution of water resources (both clean water and water in general) (Q1K) (UNEVNWAT)
TOTAL%
1) One of the most serious45355.9
2) No more serious than others30137.2
3) One of the least serious384.7
4) Don't know182.2
Missing14 
TOTAL810100.0
12) Please indicate whether you think [this item] is, in your opinion, one of our most serious environmental problems, no more serious than other environmental problems or one of our least serious environmental problems: Other (Q1L) (OTHERENV)
TOTAL%
1) One of the most serious4024.7
2) No more serious than others1710.5
3) One of the least serious10.6
4) Don't know10464.2
Missing662 
TOTAL162100.0
13) Of the potential problems listed above, which one do you think is the most serious environmental problem at the present time? (Q2) (ENVIRON1)
TOTAL%
1) Agricultural runoff (of pesticides, herbicides, etc.)303.7
2) Climate change (global warming due to the 'greenhouse effect')31438.7
3) Consumer demand for more material goods in the United States and other wealthy nations10312.7
4) Consumption of oil, gas and other nonrenewable resources12715.6
5) Destruction of natural areas and wildlife habits from human encroachment313.8
6) Environmental contamination from chemical waste disposal344.2
7) Environmental contamination from nuclear waste disposal121.5
8) Loss of species through extinction81.0
9) Mountaintop removal as part of the mining of coal, iron, copper, etc.40.5
10) Rapid population growth627.6
11) Uneven distribution of water resources (both clean water and water, in general)779.5
12) Other101.2
Missing12 
TOTAL812100.0
14) From the same list of problems, which one would you rank second in importance as a serious problem for the environment? (Q3) (ENVIRON2)
TOTAL%
1) Agricultural runoff (of pesticides, herbicides, etc.)364.5
2) Climate change (global warming due to the 'greenhouse effect')11414.2
3) Consumer demand for more materials goods in the United States and other wealthy nations10212.7
4) Consumption of oil, gas and other nonrenewable resources22327.7
5) Destruction of natural areas and wildlife habitats from human encroachment577.1
6) Environmental contamination from chemical waste disposal769.5
7) Environmental contamination from nuclear waste disposal192.4
8) Loss of species through extinction232.9
9) Mountaintop removal as part of the mining of coal, iron, copper, etc.60.7
10) Rapid population growth567.0
11) Uneven distribution of water resources (both clean water and water, in general)8710.8
12) Other50.6
Missing20 
TOTAL804100.0
15) Is there solid evidence the earth is warming? (Q4) (WARMING)
TOTAL%
1) Yes57169.6
2) No779.4
3) Mixed evidence16219.8
4) Don't know101.2
Missing4 
TOTAL820100.0
16) IF WARMING = YES: Why is the earth warming? Please check only one. (Q4A) (WARMWHY)
TOTAL%
1) Because of human activity44173.9
2) Because of natural patterns579.5
3) Don't know the cause9916.6
Missing227 
TOTAL597100.0
17) Do you or another family member in your household own your home? (Q5) (OWNHOME)
TOTAL%
1) Yes66681.1
2) No15518.9
Missing3 
TOTAL821100.0
18) IF OWNHOME = YES: In the last 12 months, has each of the following been done to your home: Had an energy audit done on it? (Q6A) (ENAUDIT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes8012.8
2) No53886.1
3) Not sure71.1
Missing199 
TOTAL625100.0
19) IF OWNHOME = YES: In the last 12 months, has each of the following been done to your home: Installed a solar panel system? (Q6B) (SOLARINS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes30.5
2) No61799.4
3) Not sure10.2
Missing203 
TOTAL621100.0
20) IF OWNHOME = YES: In the last 12 months, has each of the following been done to your home: Installed a window made of energy-efficient glass? (Q6C) (WINDOWEN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes18429.3
2) No44070.1
3) Not sure40.6
Missing196 
TOTAL628100.0
21) IF OWNHOME = YES: In the last 12 months, has each of the following been done to your home: Replaced an old heating or air-conditioning system with a more efficient model? (Q6D) (REPLACE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes17527.6
2) No45972.4
Missing190 
TOTAL634100.0
22) In the last 12 months, have you personally done the following: Carpooled, bicycled, walked, or taken public transportation (such as a bus, train or subway) to church, work or school? (Q7A1) (PUBTRAN1)
TOTAL%
1) No or not sure30441.4
2) Yes43158.6
Missing89 
TOTAL735100.0
23) IF PUBTRAN1 = YES: How often [in the last 12 months have you carpooled, bicycled, walked, or taken public transportation (such as a bus, train or subway) to church, work or school]? (Q7A2) (PUBTRAN2)
TOTAL%
1) Once, or a few times20742.9
2) Monthly8517.6
3) Weekly12626.1
4) At least daily5912.2
5) Not sure51.0
Missing342 
TOTAL482100.0
24) In the last 12 months, have you personally done the following: Composted food waste? (Q7B1) (COMPOST1)
TOTAL%
1) No or not sure50665.9
2) Yes26234.1
Missing56 
TOTAL768100.0
25) IF COMPOST1 = YES: How often [in the last 12 months have you composted food waste]? (Q7B2) (COMPOST2)
TOTAL%
1) Once, or a few times6924.6
2) Monthly196.8
3) Weekly7526.8
4) At least daily11240.0
5) Not sure51.8
Missing544 
TOTAL280100.0
26) In the last 12 months, have you personally done the following: Recycled items like newspapers, cans, bottles, etc.? (Q7C1) (RECYCLE1)
TOTAL%
1) No or not sure253.5
2) Yes69196.5
Missing108 
TOTAL716100.0
27) IF RECYCLE1 = YES: How often [in the past 12 months have you recycled items like newspapers, cans, bottles, etc.]? (Q7C2) (RECYCLE2)
TOTAL%
1) Once, or a few times283.9
2) Monthly476.6
3) Weekly22031.0
4) At least daily41157.9
5) Not sure40.6
Missing114 
TOTAL710100.0
28) In the past 12 months, have you personally done the following: Talked about an environmental issue with a friend or family member? (Q7D1) (TALKENV1)
TOTAL%
1) No or not sure7210.0
2) Yes65190.0
Missing101 
TOTAL723100.0
29) IF TALKENV1 = YES: How often [in the past 12 months have you talked about an environmental issue with a friend or family member]? (Q7D2) (TALKENV2)
TOTAL%
1) Once, or a few times20531.3
2) Monthly20130.6
3) Weekly20731.6
4) At least daily304.6
5) Not sure132.0
Missing168 
TOTAL656100.0
30) In the last 12 months, have you personally done the following: To save energy, moderated the temperature at which a thermostat is set in your home? (Q7E1) (MODTEMP1)
TOTAL%
1) No or not sure364.9
2) Yes69995.1
Missing89 
TOTAL735100.0
31) IF MODTEMP1 = YES: How often [in the last 12 months have you moderated the temperature at which a thermostat is set in your home, to save energy]? (Q7E2) (MODTEMP2)
TOTAL%
1) Once, or a few times487.1
2) Monthly456.7
3) Weekly11116.4
4) At least daily46368.5
5) Not sure91.3
Missing148 
TOTAL676100.0
32) In the last 12 months, have you personally done the following and, if you have done this, how often: Wrote a letter, sent an email message, or made a telephone call to a politician expressing your opinion on an environmental issue? (Q7F1) (EXPRESS1)
TOTAL%
1) No or not sure60476.2
2) Yes18923.8
Missing31 
TOTAL793100.0
33) IF EXPRESS1 = YES: How often [in the last 12 months have you written a letter, sent an email message or made a telephone call to a politician expressing your opinion on an environmental issue]? (Q7F2) (EXPRESS2)
TOTAL%
1) Once, or a few times13573.4
2) Monthly2915.8
3) Weekly116.0
4) At least daily10.5
5) Not sure84.3
Missing640 
TOTAL184100.0
34) In the last 12 months, have you personally done the following: Other environment-related practice? (Q7G1) (OTHERP1)
TOTAL%
1) No or not sure14546.6
2) Yes16653.4
Missing513 
TOTAL311100.0
35) IF OTHERP1 = YES: How often [in the last 12 months have you engaged in another environment-related practice]? (Q7G2) (OTHERP2)
TOTAL%
1) Once, or a few times2719.7
2) Monthly96.6
3) Weekly3223.4
4) At least daily4029.2
5) Not sure2921.2
Missing687 
TOTAL137100.0
36) Do you serve or regularly attend worship at a PC(USA) congregation? (Q8) (ATTENDR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes75992.4
2) No627.6
Missing3 
TOTAL821100.0
37) IF ATTENDR = YES: Does your congregation own its own building? (Q9) (OWNBLDG)
TOTAL%
1) Yes71996.0
2) No212.8
3) Not sure91.2
Missing75 
TOTAL749100.0
38) IF OWNBLDG = YES: In the last 12 months, has your congregation (as a whole, or any group in the congregation) changed the church's landscape to include more plants native to your geographic area? (Q10A) (LANDCONG)
TOTAL%
1) Yes27838.2
2) No36950.7
3) Not sure8111.1
Missing96 
TOTAL728100.0
39) IF OWNBLDG = YES: In the last 12 months, has your congregation (as a whole, or any group in the congregation) composted the congregation's food waste? (Q10B) (COMPCONG)
TOTAL%
1) Yes425.8
2) No61084.3
3) Not sure729.9
Missing100 
TOTAL724100.0
40) IF OWNBLDG = YES: In the last 12 months, has your congregation (as a whole, or any group in the congregation) encouraged users of church buildings to change the temperature at which thermostats in church buildings are set to save energy? (Q10C) (TEMPCONG)
TOTAL%
1) Yes56277.4
2) No11315.6
3) Not sure517.0
Missing98 
TOTAL726100.0
41) IF OWNBLDG = YES: In the last 12 months, has your congregation (as a whole, or any group in the congregation) had a low-flow toilet installed? (Q10D) (TOILCONG)
TOTAL%
1) Yes19226.6
2) No43560.2
3) Not sure9513.2
Missing102 
TOTAL722100.0
42) IF OWNBLDG = YES: In the last 12 months, has your congregation (as a whole, or any group in the congregation) had features installed on church property to reduce runoff, such as bioswales, rain barrels, rain gardens or pervious concrete? (Q10E) (RUNCONG)
TOTAL%
1) Yes11015.2
2) No53373.6
3) Not sure8111.2
Missing100 
TOTAL724100.0
43) IF OWNBLDG = YES: In the last 12 months, has your congregation (as a whole, or any group in the congregation) had windows made of energy-efficient glass installed? (Q10F) (GLASCONG)
TOTAL%
1) Yes19927.4
2) No46764.3
3) Not sure608.3
Missing98 
TOTAL726100.0
44) IF OWNBLDG = YES: In the last 12 months, has your congregation (as a whole, or any group in the congregation) had windows installed that can be opened for ventilation as an alternative to air-conditioning? (Q10G) (VENTCONG)
TOTAL%
1) Yes17223.7
2) No49267.9
3) Not sure618.4
Missing99 
TOTAL725100.0
45) IF OWNBLDG = YES: Are you aware of the PC(USA)'s Electric Stewardship program? (Q11) (STEWARD1)
TOTAL%
1) Yes7610.5
2) No65089.5
Missing98 
TOTAL726100.0
46) IF STEWARD1 = YES: Is your congregation an Electric Steward congregation? (Q11A) (STEWARD2)
TOTAL%
1) Yes75.9
2) No8369.7
3) Don't know2924.4
Missing705 
TOTAL119100.0
47) IF ATTENDR = YES: In the last 12 months, has your congregation (as a whole, or any group in the congregation) asked members to write letters, send email messages or make phone calls stating their opinions on an environmental issue? (Q12A) (OPINCONG)
TOTAL%
1) Yes11515.3
2) No56975.7
3) Not sure689.0
Missing72 
TOTAL752100.0
48) IF ATTENDR = YES: In the last 12 months, has your congregation (as a whole, or any group in the congregation) encouraged members to carpool, bicycle, walk or take public transportation (such as a bus, train or subway) to church? (Q12B) (PUBTCONG)
TOTAL%
1) Yes22029.3
2) No48264.1
3) Not sure506.6
Missing72 
TOTAL752100.0
49) IF ATTENDR = YES: In the last 12 months, has your congregation (as a whole, or any group in the congregation) had an educational event or study group about an environmental issue? (Q12C) (EDUCCONG)
TOTAL%
1) Yes29139.3
2) No39853.7
3) Not sure527.0
Missing83 
TOTAL741100.0
50) IF ATTENDR = YES: In the past 12 months, has your congregation (as a whole, or any group in the congregation) heard someone preach a sermon during worship that emphasized environmental issues? (Q12D) (SERMCONG)
TOTAL%
1) Yes34345.5
2) No36648.5
3) Not sure456.0
Missing70 
TOTAL754100.0
51) IF ATTENDR = YES: In the past 12 months, has your congregation (as a whole, or any group in the congregation) recycled church bulletins? (Q12E) (BULLCONG)
TOTAL%
1) Yes55173.4
2) No16321.7
3) Not sure374.9
Missing73 
TOTAL751100.0
52) IF ATTENDR = YES: In the past 12 months, has your congregation (as a whole, or any group in the congregation) shared congregational news electronically (on a website, by email, etc.) instead of producing hardcopy newsletters? (Q12F) (NEWSCONG)
TOTAL%
1) Yes58177.4
2) No15520.6
3) Not sure152.0
Missing73 
TOTAL751100.0
53) IF ATTENDR = YES: In the past 12 months, has your congregation (as a whole, or any group in the congregation) used biodegradable, compostable eating ware or old-fashioned glasses, plates and silverware instead of conventional disposable eating ware? (Q12G) (WARECONG)
TOTAL%
1) Yes45460.4
2) No23331.0
3) Not sure658.6
Missing72 
TOTAL752100.0
54) IF ATTENDR = YES: In the past 12 months, has your congregation (as a whole or any group in the congregation) Other (Q12H) (OTHRCONG)
TOTAL%
1) Yes7341.5
2) No5129.0
3) Not sure5229.5
Missing648 
TOTAL176100.0
55) Congress is working to develop a nationwide cap on carbon emissions that would reduce the U.S. contribution to climate change/global warming. Under the system, companies could buy and sell the rights to pollute, with the price of that right set by an open market. Because this system will probably increase the cost of energy and other essential goods for consumers, decision-makers are considering using funds generated by the sale of polluter rights to offset the cost increase for low-income people. How familiar are you with this proposal? (Q13) (CAPCARB1)
TOTAL%
1) Very familiar799.6
2) Generally familiar26532.2
3) Slightly familiar25931.5
4) Not at all familiar21926.6
Missing2 
TOTAL822100.0
56) IF CAPCARB1 = 1-3: Do you support or oppose the establishment of such a system? (Q13A) (CAPCARB2)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly support13021.2
2) Somewhat support21835.6
3) Neither support nor oppose508.2
4) Somewhat oppose538.6
5) Strongly oppose9615.7
6) Not sure6610.8
Missing211 
TOTAL613100.0
57) Do you support or oppose U.S. participation in an international agreement with other major carbon-emitting countries to lower emissions that contribute to global warming? (Q14) (CARINTAG)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly support51362.5
2) Somewhat support17020.7
3) Neither support nor oppose415.0
4) Somewhat oppose273.3
5) Strongly oppose526.3
6) Not sure182.2
Missing3 
TOTAL821100.0
58) How willing would you be to: Pay much higher prices to protect the environment? (Q15A) (HIPRICES)
TOTAL%
1) Very willing21426.1
2) Fairly willing38446.8
3) Neither willing nor unwilling10012.2
4) Not very willing8710.6
5) Not at all willing263.2
6) No opinion101.2
Missing3 
TOTAL821100.0
59) How willing would you be to: Pay much higher taxes to protect the environment? (Q15B) (HITAXES)
TOTAL%
1) Very willing18122.2
2) Fairly willing34442.2
3) Neither willing nor unwilling9411.5
4) Not very willing10813.2
5) Not at all wiling789.6
6) No opinion111.3
Missing8 
TOTAL816100.0
60) Do you consider yourself to be an environmentalist? (Q16) (ENVIRIST)
TOTAL%
1) Yes52864.2
2) No20224.6
3) Not sure9211.2
Missing2 
TOTAL822100.0
61) IF ENVIRIST = YES: Would you say that you are a strong environmentalist? (Q16A) (ENSTRONG)
TOTAL%
1) Yes20939.4
2) No23945.0
3) Not sure8315.6
Missing293 
TOTAL531100.0
62) Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Environmental issues are appropriate social concerns for the church. (Q17A) (CONCERNS)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree53064.5
2) Somewhat agree22627.5
3) Neither agree nor disagree283.4
4) Somewhat disagree232.8
5) Strongly disagree141.7
6) No opinion10.1
Missing2 
TOTAL822100.0
63) Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? First come economic security and well-being, and then we can worry about environmental problems. (Q17B) (SEC1ST)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree364.4
2) Somewhat agree11313.9
3) Neither agree nor disagree14017.2
4) Somewhat disagree26032.0
5) Strongly disagree26132.1
6) No opinion30.4
Missing11 
TOTAL813100.0
64) Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? The PC(USA) should become more involved in environmental issues. (Q17C) (MOREINV)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree24429.8
2) Somewhat agree26332.1
3) Neither agree nor disagree16319.9
4) Somewhat disagree789.5
5) Strongly disagree668.0
6) No opinion60.7
Missing4 
TOTAL820100.0
65) Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? To improve the standard of living for people everywhere, those of us in wealthy countries need to simplify our lifestyles. (Q17D) (SIMPLIFY)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree47257.4
2) Somewhat agree23027.9
3) Neither agree nor disagree496.0
4) Somewhat disagree445.3
5) Strongly disagree253.0
6) No opinion30.4
Missing1 
TOTAL823100.0
66) If, in the future, Presbyterian Panel questionnaires were available on the Web only and all panelists were invited by email to complete new questionnaires, how likely would you be to complete Panel questionnaires? (Q18) (WEBONLY)
TOTAL%
1) Very likely56068.2
2) Somewhat likely15318.6
3) Neither likely nor unlikely273.3
4) Somewhat unlikely425.1
5) Very unlikely334.0
6) No opinion60.7
Missing3 
TOTAL821100.0
67) IF WEBONLY = 4-5: Why? (Please check all that apply.) Don't have access to a computer (Q18A_1) (NOACCWEB)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked81899.3
1) Checked60.7
TOTAL824100.0
68) IF WEBONLY = 4-5: Why? (Please check all that apply.) Don't have access to the Internet (Q18A_2) (NOINTWEB)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked81999.4
1) Checked50.6
TOTAL824100.0
69) IF WEBONLY = 4-5: Why? (Please check all that apply.) Don't receive email (Q18A_3) (NOEMLWEB)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked81999.4
1) Checked50.6
TOTAL824100.0
70) IF WEBONLY = 4-5: Why? (Please check all that apply.) Not comfortable using a computer (Q18A_4) (NCOMFWEB)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked80497.6
1) Checked202.4
TOTAL824100.0
71) IF WEBONLY = 4-5: Why? (Please check all that apply.) Prefer completing printed questionnaires (Q18A_5) (PRINTWEB)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked76292.5
1) Checked627.5
TOTAL824100.0
72) IF WEBONLY = 4-5: Why? (Please check all that apply.) Slow Internet access (Q18A_6) (SLOWWEB)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked81198.4
1) Checked131.6
TOTAL824100.0
73) IF WEBONLY = 4-5: Why? (Please check all that apply.) Too much trouble (Q18A_7) (TROUBWEB)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked80697.8
1) Checked182.2
TOTAL824100.0
74) IF WEBONLY = 4-5: Why? (Please check all that apply.) Other (Q18A_8) (OTHERWEB)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked79896.8
1) Checked263.2
TOTAL824100.0
75) Survey number (CDSRVNUM)
76) Survey form (SURVEY)
TOTAL%
1) Paper52563.7
2) Web29936.3
TOTAL824100.0
77) Sample (SAMPLE)
TOTAL%
3) Clergy824100.0
TOTAL824100.0
78) In what year were you ordained as a minister of the Word and Sacrament? (BQ1) (ORDAINED)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL8161987.21812
79) In what denomination were you ordained? (BQ2) (DENOMORD)
TOTAL%
1) Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) or one of its predecessor organizations78095.1
2) Other404.9
Missing4 
TOTAL820100.0
80) IF DENOMORD = 2: In what denomination were you ordained? (BQ2A) (DENORDOT)
TOTAL%
1) Baptist511.6
2) Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)49.3
4) Lutheran12.3
5) Methodist37.0
6) Presbyterian49.3
7) Other Presbyterian1125.6
8) Reformed37.0
10) United Church of Christ511.6
13) All other716.3
Missing781 
TOTAL43100.0
81) Before entering seminary for your B.D. or M.Div., were you engaged in any long-term secular job or career? (BQ3) (SECJOB)
TOTAL%
1) Yes32739.9
2) No49360.1
Missing4 
TOTAL820100.0
82) IF SECJOB = YES: How long were you in that job or career [in years]? (BQ3A) (YRSSECJB)
TOTAL%
1) 30.9
2) 278.4
3) 3310.2
4) 195.9
5) 299.0
6) 206.2
7) 206.2
8) 144.3
9) 61.9
10) 309.3
11) 92.8
12) 154.6
13) 41.2
14) 51.5
15) 206.2
16) 61.9
17) 92.8
18) 61.9
19) 41.2
20) 165.0
21) 20.6
22) 30.9
23) 30.9
24) 10.3
25) 41.2
26) 41.2
27) 10.3
28) 20.6
29) 10.3
30) 41.2
32) 10.3
34) 10.3
37) 10.3
Missing501 
TOTAL323100.0
83) In what year did you receive your B.A., B.S. or other bachelor's degree? (BQ4) (YRBACH)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL8212105.0331002
84) From what school did you receive your M.Div. or B.D. degree? (BQ5A) (NAMEMDIV)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL81450.12425
85) In what year did you receive your M.Div. or B.D. degree? (BQ5B) (YRMDIV)
TOTAL%
1954) 10.1
1955) 10.1
1957) 10.1
1961) 20.2
1962) 40.5
1964) 10.1
1965) 40.5
1966) 50.6
1967) 50.6
1968) 101.2
1969) 141.7
1970) 101.2
1971) 182.2
1972) 232.8
1973) 232.8
1974) 141.7
1975) 192.3
1976) 192.3
1977) 222.7
1978) 273.3
1979) 192.3
1980) 313.8
1981) 263.2
1982) 243.0
1983) 283.5
1984) 263.2
1985) 354.3
1986) 243.0
1987) 263.2
1988) 283.5
1989) 131.6
1990) 192.3
1991) 70.9
1992) 232.8
1993) 182.2
1994) 121.5
1995) 192.3
1996) 273.3
1997) 202.5
1998) 172.1
1999) 91.1
2000) 202.5
2001) 182.2
2002) 192.3
2003) 131.6
2004) 182.2
2005) 202.5
2006) 131.6
2007) 121.5
2008) 20.2
Missing15 
TOTAL809100.0
86) Check here if you have not earned any other graduate degrees. (BQ6) (NOGRAD)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked53164.6
1) Checked29135.4
Missing2 
TOTAL822100.0
87) Please indicate any other graduate degrees you have earned: M.C.E./M.R.E. (BQ6_1) (MCEMRE)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked81098.5
1) Checked121.5
Missing2 
TOTAL822100.0
88) IF MCEMRE = 1: Year M.C.E./M.R.E. received (BQ6_1A) (YRMCEMRE)
TOTAL%
1963) 18.3
1969) 18.3
1972) 18.3
1977) 18.3
1985) 18.3
1986) 216.7
1995) 18.3
1999) 18.3
2000) 18.3
2002) 216.7
Missing812 
TOTAL12100.0
89) IF MCEMRE = 1: School awarding M.C.E./M.R.E. degree (BQ6_1B) (NAMEMCE)
TOTAL%
1) Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)-affiliated school650.0
2) All others650.0
Missing812 
TOTAL12100.0
90) Please indicate any other graduate degrees you have earned: M.A. (BQ6_2) (GRADMA)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked67682.2
1) Checked14617.8
Missing2 
TOTAL822100.0
91) IF GRADMA = 1: Year M.A. received (BQ6_2A) (YEARMA)
TOTAL%
1946) 10.7
1965) 10.7
1967) 42.8
1968) 21.4
1969) 21.4
1970) 21.4
1971) 21.4
1972) 21.4
1973) 42.8
1974) 107.0
1975) 53.5
1976) 53.5
1977) 42.8
1978) 53.5
1979) 53.5
1980) 74.9
1982) 42.8
1983) 32.1
1984) 53.5
1985) 42.8
1986) 85.6
1987) 32.1
1988) 42.8
1989) 53.5
1990) 53.5
1991) 42.8
1992) 42.8
1994) 10.7
1995) 21.4
1996) 21.4
1997) 64.2
1998) 53.5
1999) 21.4
2000) 32.1
2002) 21.4
2004) 21.4
2005) 32.1
2006) 32.1
2007) 10.7
Missing682 
TOTAL142100.0
92) IF GRADMA = 1: School awarding M.A. degree (BQ6_2B) (NAMEMA)
TOTAL%
1) Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)-affiliated school2114.9
2) All others12085.1
Missing683 
TOTAL141100.0
93) Please indicate any other graduate degrees you have earned: Th.M./S.T.M. (BQ6_3) (THMSTM)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked77894.6
1) Checked445.4
Missing2 
TOTAL822100.0
94) IF THMSTM = 1: Year Th.M./S.T.M. received (BQ6_3A) (YRTHMSTM)
TOTAL%
1955) 12.4
1957) 12.4
1963) 12.4
1965) 12.4
1967) 12.4
1969) 12.4
1973) 24.8
1974) 12.4
1975) 12.4
1976) 12.4
1977) 12.4
1978) 12.4
1980) 24.8
1981) 12.4
1984) 37.1
1985) 12.4
1988) 24.8
1990) 24.8
1991) 12.4
1993) 24.8
1994) 614.3
1995) 12.4
1996) 12.4
1997) 12.4
1999) 12.4
2000) 12.4
2001) 12.4
2003) 12.4
2004) 12.4
2006) 12.4
Missing782 
TOTAL42100.0
95) IF THMSTM = 1: School awarding Th.M./S.T.M. degree (BQ6_3B) (NTHMSTM)
TOTAL%
1) Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)-affiliated school3071.4
2) All others1228.6
Missing782 
TOTAL42100.0
96) Please indicate any other graduate degrees you have earned: D.Min. (BQ6_4) (DMIN)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked63176.8
1) Checked19123.2
Missing2 
TOTAL822100.0
97) IF DMIN = 1: Year D.Min. received (BQ6_4A) (YRDMIN)
TOTAL%
1970) 10.5
1972) 10.5
1973) 10.5
1974) 42.1
1976) 10.5
1977) 21.1
1978) 63.2
1979) 21.1
1980) 31.6
1981) 31.6
1982) 21.1
1983) 84.3
1984) 63.2
1985) 63.2
1986) 31.6
1987) 84.3
1988) 63.2
1989) 42.1
1990) 31.6
1991) 84.3
1992) 42.1
1993) 63.2
1994) 42.1
1995) 115.9
1996) 73.7
1997) 42.1
1998) 52.7
1999) 94.8
2000) 84.3
2001) 73.7
2002) 52.7
2003) 42.1
2004) 63.2
2005) 63.2
2006) 73.7
2007) 73.7
2008) 94.8
2009) 10.5
Missing636 
TOTAL188100.0
98) IF DMIN = 1: School awarding D.Min. degree (BQ6_4B) (NAMEDMIN)
TOTAL%
1) Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)-affiliated school13976.0
2) All others4424.0
Missing641 
TOTAL183100.0
99) Please indicate any other graduate degrees you have earned: Ph.D./S.T.D./Th.D. (BQ6_5) (PHD)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked76292.7
1) Checked607.3
Missing2 
TOTAL822100.0
100) IF PHD = 1: Year Ph.D./S.T.D./Th.D. degree received (BQ6_5A) (YRPHD)
TOTAL%
1962) 11.6
1968) 11.6
1970) 23.2
1971) 11.6
1972) 23.2
1974) 23.2
1975) 11.6
1976) 11.6
1977) 11.6
1979) 11.6
1982) 11.6
1983) 11.6
1984) 23.2
1985) 11.6
1986) 58.1
1987) 23.2
1988) 23.2
1989) 34.8
1990) 11.6
1991) 11.6
1992) 11.6
1993) 23.2
1994) 34.8
1995) 34.8
1996) 46.5
1997) 23.2
1998) 23.2
2000) 34.8
2001) 11.6
2002) 23.2
2004) 23.2
2006) 34.8
2007) 23.2
Missing762 
TOTAL62100.0
101) IF PHD = 1: School awarding Ph.D./S.T.D./Th.D. degree (BQ6_5B) (NAMEPHD)
TOTAL%
1) Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)-affiliated school1423.3
2) All others4676.7
Missing764 
TOTAL60100.0
102) Please indicate any other graduate degrees you have earned: Other (BQ6_6) (OTHERGRD)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked74090.0
1) Checked8210.0
Missing2 
TOTAL822100.0
103) IF OTHERGRD = 1: Year other degree received (BQ6_6A) (YROTHER)
TOTAL%
1969) 11.3
1970) 11.3
1971) 56.4
1972) 11.3
1973) 11.3
1974) 22.6
1975) 11.3
1977) 56.4
1978) 22.6
1979) 22.6
1980) 22.6
1981) 33.8
1982) 11.3
1984) 22.6
1985) 22.6
1986) 56.4
1987) 11.3
1988) 56.4
1989) 33.8
1990) 11.3
1992) 22.6
1993) 45.1
1994) 22.6
1995) 22.6
1996) 33.8
1997) 22.6
1998) 22.6
1999) 33.8
2000) 33.8
2001) 22.6
2002) 33.8
2004) 11.3
2005) 11.3
2007) 11.3
2008) 11.3
Missing746 
TOTAL78100.0
104) IF OTHERGRD = 1: School awarding other degree (BQ6_6B) (NAMEOTHR)
TOTAL%
1) Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)-affiliated school1113.8
2) All others6986.3
Missing744 
TOTAL80100.0
105) Are you currently a student? (BQ7) (STUDENT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes556.7
2) No76293.3
Missing7 
TOTAL817100.0
106) IF STUDENT = YES: Please list the degree you are seeking. (BQ7A) (STUDDEG)
TOTAL%
2) M.A.53.8
4) D.Min.3325.2
5) Ph.D./S.T.D./Th.D.53.8
6) Other53.8
7) None8363.4
Missing693 
TOTAL131100.0
107) Which category(-ies) describes your current paid employment: Pastor, co-pastor, associate, interim or other pastor in a congregation? (BQ8_1) (PASTORAL)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked22527.4
1) Checked59772.6
Missing2 
TOTAL822100.0
108) Which category(-ies) describes your current paid employment: Other position in a congregation? (BQ8_2) (POSITION)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked80397.7
1) Checked192.3
Missing2 
TOTAL822100.0
109) Which category(-ies) below describes your current paid employment: Non-parish job or ministry? (BQ8_3) (NONPARSH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked63577.3
1) Checked18722.7
Missing2 
TOTAL822100.0
110) Which category(-ies) below describes your current paid employment: Unemployed? (BQ8_4) (UNEMPLY)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked79797.0
1) Checked253.0
Missing2 
TOTAL822100.0
111) Which category(-ies) below describes your current paid employment: Retired from active ministry? (BQ8_5) (RETIRE)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked79196.2
1) Checked313.8
Missing2 
TOTAL822100.0
112) Do you consider yourself a full-time or part-time parish pastor? (BQ9) (FULLPART)
TOTAL%
1) Full-time (35 or more hours per week)54189.3
2) Part-time6510.7
Missing218 
TOTAL606100.0
113) IF FULLPART = 2: Specify average paid hours per week (BQ9A) (HOURS)
TOTAL%
3) 311.3
5) 545.0
8) 822.5
10) 1022.5
12) 1222.5
13) 1311.3
15) 1556.3
16) 1622.5
18) 1811.3
19) 1911.3
20) Part-time/201923.8
24) 2445.0
25) 2567.5
28) 2811.3
30) 30810.0
32) 3211.3
35) 3545.0
36) 3611.3
44) 4411.3
48) 4811.3
50) 5056.3
55) 5533.8
56) 5611.3
60) 6011.3
70) 7022.5
98) It varies11.3
Missing744 
TOTAL80100.0
114) How many congregations do you currently serve as pastor? (Include here congregations you are serving as stated or temporary supply.) (BQ10) (CONGREG)
TOTAL%
1) One58296.2
2) Two or more yoked congregations162.6
3) Two or more non-yoked congregations71.2
Missing219 
TOTAL605100.0
115) [If you are serving two or more congregations], how many? (BQ10A) (MANY)
TOTAL%
2) 1473.7
3) 210.5
4) 15.3
5) 210.5
Missing805 
TOTAL19100.0
116) What is the approximate membership of the congregation(s) you serve? (Write the combined membership if you serve two or more.) (BQ11) (MEMBER)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL600502.585848
117) What is the pastoral position(s) that you currently occupy in a congregation? Solo pastor (BQ12_1) (SOLO)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked53665.2
1) Checked28634.8
Missing2 
TOTAL822100.0
118) What is the pastoral position(s) that you currently occupy in a congregation? Head of staff (BQ12_2) (HEADOFS)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked62776.3
1) Checked19523.7
Missing2 
TOTAL822100.0
119) What is the pastoral position(s) that you currently occupy in a congregation? Associate pastor (BQ12_3) (ASSOC)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked72388.0
1) Checked9912.0
Missing2 
TOTAL822100.0
120) What is the pastoral position(s) that you currently occupy in a congregation? Co-pastor (BQ12_4) (COPASTOR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked79997.2
1) Checked232.8
Missing2 
TOTAL822100.0
121) What is the pastoral position(s) that you currently occupy in a congregation? Stated or temporary supply (BQ12_5) (TEMP)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked79797.0
1) Checked253.0
Missing2 
TOTAL822100.0
122) What is the pastoral position(s) that you currently occupy in a congregation? Interim pastor (BQ12_6) (INTERMIN)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked78495.4
1) Checked384.6
Missing2 
TOTAL822100.0
123) What is the pastoral position(s) that you currently occupy in a congregation? Other (BQ12_7) (OTHER2)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked78996.0
1) Checked334.0
Missing2 
TOTAL822100.0
124) IF OTHER2 = 1: [Please specify] the pastoral position(s) that you currently occupy in a congregation. (BQ12_7A) (OTHER2B)
TOTAL%
1) Designated pastor619.4
8) Other722.6
9) Senior pastor26.5
10) Organizing pastor/NCD39.7
12) Parish associate1135.5
13) Pastoral counselor26.5
Missing793 
TOTAL31100.0
125) What type of non-parish/non-pastoral job or ministry do you currently have? Faculty/staff at a seminary or theological school (BQ13_1) (STAFF)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked78996.0
1) Checked334.0
Missing2 
TOTAL822100.0
126) 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.) (BQ13_2) (OTHSTAFF)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked77994.8
1) Checked435.2
Missing2 
TOTAL822100.0
127) What type of non-parish/non-pastoral job or ministry do you currently have? Chaplain in the military (BQ13_3) (CHAPMIL)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked81799.4
1) Checked50.6
Missing2 
TOTAL822100.0
128) What type of non-parish/non-pastoral job or ministry do you currently have? Chaplain in a hospital or other medical facility (BQ13_4) (CHAPHOSP)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked79096.1
1) Checked323.9
Missing2 
TOTAL822100.0
129) What type of non-parish/non-pastoral job or ministry do you currently have? Other chaplain (BQ13_5) (CHAPOTH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked79997.2
1) Checked232.8
Missing2 
TOTAL822100.0
130) What type of non-parish/non-pastoral job or ministry do you currently have? National staff or middle governing body staff (BQ13_6) (NATFSTAF)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked79396.5
1) Checked293.5
Missing2 
TOTAL822100.0
131) What type of non-parish/non-pastoral job or ministry do you currently have? Staff of an ecumenical or non-denominational agency (BQ13_7) (ECUMENIC)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked81398.9
1) Checked91.1
Missing2 
TOTAL822100.0
132) What type of non-parish/non-pastoral job or ministry do you currently have? Professional pastoral counselor (BQ13_8) (PROFCOUN)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked80698.1
1) Checked161.9
Missing2 
TOTAL822100.0
133) What type of non-parish/non-pastoral job or ministry do you currently have? Other employment with a religious organization (BQ13_9) (OTHRORG)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked80297.6
1) Checked202.4
Missing2 
TOTAL822100.0
134) What type of non-parish/non-pastoral job or ministry do you currently have? All other (including secular) employment (specify) (BQ13_10) (ALOTHEMP)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked78195.0
1) Checked415.0
Missing2 
TOTAL822100.0
135) Is the organization where you are employed affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)? (BQ14) (EMPLAFF)
TOTAL%
1) Yes10142.3
2) No13857.7
Missing585 
TOTAL239100.0
136) How old were you when you first began regularly attending a Presbyterian church? (BQ15) (AGEPCUSE)
TOTAL%
0) 040.6
1) One year old or less/From birth/As an infant28342.7
2) 2111.7
3) 3182.7
4) 4203.0
5) 5203.0
6) 6223.3
7) 781.2
8) 8111.7
9) 940.6
10) 1071.1
11) 1171.1
12) 12101.5
13) 1391.4
14) 1471.1
15) 15132.0
16) 16111.7
17) 1750.8
18) 18152.3
19) 1981.2
20) 20101.5
21) 21132.0
22) 22142.1
23) 23182.7
24) 24111.7
25) 25192.9
26) 2660.9
27) 2781.2
28) 28101.5
29) 2950.8
30) 30121.8
31) 3120.3
32) 3281.2
33) 3330.5
35) 3571.1
36) 3640.6
37) 3730.5
38) 3810.2
39) 3910.2
41) 4110.2
42) 4220.3
43) 4310.2
44) 4420.3
45) 4520.3
47) 4720.3
50) 5020.3
57) 5710.2
70) 7010.2
Missing162 
TOTAL662100.0
137) In what faith or denomination were you raised? If you were part of more than one faith or denomination as a child, provide the one in which you were most involved. (BQ16) (DENRAISE)
TOTAL%
1) Baptist426.5
2) Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)91.4
3) Episcopal91.4
4) Lutheran233.6
5) Methodist517.9
6) Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), PCUS, UPCUSA, or UPCNA39260.8
7) Other Presbyterian50.8
8) Reformed91.4
9) Roman Catholic162.5
10) UCC (United Church of Christ/Congregational)172.6
11) Independent or non-denominational101.6
12) None223.4
13) Other406.2
Missing179 
TOTAL645100.0
138) Which one of the following terms best describes your current stand on theological issues? (BQ17) (ISSUES)
TOTAL%
1) Very conservative334.0
2) Conservative17821.8
3) Moderate26632.6
4) Liberal23829.1
5) Very liberal9711.9
9) Varies, cannot choose50.6
Missing7 
TOTAL817100.0
139) Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with the following statement: There is a life beyond death. (BQ18A) (LIFE)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree64779.2
2) Agree13216.2
3) Neutral or not sure344.2
4) Disagree30.4
5) Strongly disagree10.1
Missing7 
TOTAL817100.0
140) Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with the following statement: Jesus will return to Earth someday. (BQ18B) (EARTH)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree41851.2
2) Agree18923.2
3) Neutral or not sure15018.4
4) Disagree415.0
5) Strongly disagree182.2
Missing8 
TOTAL816100.0
141) Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with the following statement: An individual should arrive at his or her own religious beliefs independent of any church. (BQ18C) (OWNBELIE)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree283.4
2) Agree688.4
3) Neutral or not sure10813.3
4) Disagree41450.9
5) Strongly disagree19524.0
Missing11 
TOTAL813100.0
142) Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with the following statement: All the world's different religions are equally good ways of helping a person find ultimate truth. (BQ18D) (EQUALLY)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree323.9
2) Agree10312.6
3) Neutral or not sure10613.0
4) Disagree31238.3
5) Strongly disagree26132.0
9) Varies, cannot choose10.1
Missing9 
TOTAL815100.0
143) Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with the following statement: The only absolute truth for humankind is in Jesus Christ. (BQ18E) (TRUTH)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree28334.8
2) Agree17922.0
3) Neutral or not sure11013.5
4) Disagree16820.6
5) Strongly disagree739.0
9) Varies, cannot choose10.1
Missing10 
TOTAL814100.0
144) Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with the following statement: Only followers of Jesus Christ can be saved. (BQ18F) (FOLLOWER)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree13616.7
2) Agree10813.3
3) Neutral or not sure14918.3
4) Disagree20725.5
5) Strongly disagree21126.0
9) Varies, cannot choose20.2
Missing11 
TOTAL813100.0
145) Approximately how often do you engage in the following activities: Read the Bible privately? (BQ19A) (BIBLEPRI)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/almost daily37846.2
2) Several times a week27433.5
3) Weekly9912.1
4) Several times a month364.4
5) Once a month101.2
6) Less than once a month182.2
7) Never30.4
Missing6 
TOTAL818100.0
146) Approximately how often do you engage in the following activities: Pray privately? (BQ19B) (PRAYPRI)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/almost daily65680.4
2) Several times a week11414.0
3) Weekly313.8
4) Several times a month60.7
5) Once a month10.1
6) Less than once a month60.7
7) Never20.2
Missing8 
TOTAL816100.0
147) Approximately how often do you engage in the following activities: Attend a Bible study or prayer group? (BQ19C) (BIBLESTY)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/almost daily212.6
2) Several times a week11213.9
3) Weekly34142.2
4) Several times a month799.8
5) Once a month739.0
6) Less than once a month11814.6
7) Never647.9
Missing16 
TOTAL808100.0
148) Approximately how often do you engage in the following activities: Otherwise read the Bible or pray with family or friends? (BQ19D) (PRAYOTH)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/almost daily15519.4
2) Several times a week18923.6
3) Weekly16320.3
4) Several times a month11214.0
5) Once a month455.6
6) Less than once a month8410.5
7) Never536.6
Missing23 
TOTAL801100.0
149) Approximately how often do you engage in the following activities: Read devotional materials or religious books? (BQ19E) (DEVOTMAT)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/almost daily25130.8
2) Several times a week22027.0
3) Weekly14517.8
4) Several times a month10112.4
5) Once a month415.0
6) Less than once a month455.5
7) Never121.5
Missing9 
TOTAL815100.0
150) Approximately how often do you engage in the following activities: Use the Internet for religious or spiritual purposes? (BQ19F) (GINTERNT)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/almost daily19323.7
2) Several times a week18923.2
3) Weekly11013.5
4) Several times a month10412.8
5) Once a month546.6
6) Less than once a month8710.7
7) Never779.5
Missing10 
TOTAL814100.0
151) Approximately how often do you engage in the following activities: Say grace before meals? (BQ19G) (SAYGRACE)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/almost daily58972.4
2) Several times a week11414.0
3) Weekly222.7
4) Several times a month465.7
5) Once a month121.5
6) Less than once a month253.1
7) Never60.7
Missing10 
TOTAL814100.0
152) Approximately how often do you engage in the following activities: Meet with other ministers in a pastoral support group or peer group? (BQ19H) (PASTSUPG)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/almost daily192.3
2) Several times a week212.6
3) Weekly10913.3
4) Several times a month13816.9
5) Once a month23028.2
6) Less than once a month19023.3
7) Never11013.5
Missing7 
TOTAL817100.0
153) Which statement comes closest to your view of the Bible? (BQ20) (BIBLE)
TOTAL%
1) The Bible is the word of God, to be taken literally word for word.344.2
2) The Bible is the word of God, to be interpreted in the light of its historical and cultural context.49360.5
3) The Bible is the word of God, to be interpreted in the light of its historical context and the Church's teachings.27934.2
4) The Bible is not the word of God.81.0
9) Varies, cannot choose10.1
Missing9 
TOTAL815100.0
154) Since 1996, the PC(USA)'s Book of Order has had a provision stating that church officers (elders, deacons and ministers) are to live 'in conformity to the historic confessional standards of the church,' including 'to live either in fidelity within the covenant of marriage between a man and a woman, or chastity in singleness.' 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? (BQ21) (PROVGA)
TOTAL%
1) Yes80798.3
2) No141.7
Missing3 
TOTAL821100.0
155) What would you personally like the presbyteries to do with regard to this proposed change? [See PROVGA for a description of the change.] (BQ22) (PROVACT)
TOTAL%
1) Reject the new amendment and keep the Book of Order as it is now on this issue34041.6
2) Approve the new amendment and change the Book of Order40549.5
3) Not sure738.9
Missing6 
TOTAL818100.0
156) Would you personally like to see the PC(USA) permit sexually active gay and lesbian persons to be ordained to the office of deacon? (BQ23A) (GAYDEAC)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, definitely36144.5
2) Yes, probably9111.2
3) Not sure566.9
4) No, probably not809.9
5) No, definitely not22327.5
Missing13 
TOTAL811100.0
157) Would you personally like to see the PC(USA) permit sexually active gay and lesbian persons to be ordained to the office of elder? (BQ23B) (GAYELDER)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, definitely35944.4
2) Yes, probably8610.6
3) Not sure536.6
4) No, probably not8110.0
5) No, definitely not23028.4
Missing15 
TOTAL809100.0
158) 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? (BQ23C) (GAYMIN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, definitely34843.0
2) Yes, probably759.3
3) Not sure627.7
4) No, probably not789.6
5) No, definitely not24730.5
Missing14 
TOTAL810100.0
159) What is your gender? (BQ24) (GENDER_D)
TOTAL%
1) Female27934.1
2) Male54065.9
Missing5 
TOTAL819100.0
160) What is your current age? (BQ25) (AGE_D)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL82053.38310
161) What is your current marital status? (BQ26) (MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Not married12615.4
2) Married69384.6
Missing5 
TOTAL819100.0
162) IF MARITAL = 1: Have you ever been married? ('Checked' indicates 'no, never married') (BQ26A_1) (MARRY)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked76893.4
1) Checked546.6
Missing2 
TOTAL822100.0
163) IF MARITAL = 1: Were you ever married, but [are] now widowed? (BQ26A_2) (MARRY_A)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked80497.8
1) Checked182.2
Missing2 
TOTAL822100.0
164) IF MARITAL = 1: Were you ever married, but [are] now divorced? (BQ26A_3) (MARRY_B)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked76993.6
1) Checked536.4
Missing2 
TOTAL822100.0
165) IF MARITAL = 2: If currently married, have you had a previous marriage (or marriages)? Yes, but [am] now widowed (BQ27_1) (PREMARY1)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked80998.4
1) Checked131.6
Missing2 
TOTAL822100.0
166) IF MARITAL = 2: Have you had a previous marriage (or marriages)? Yes, but [am] now divorced (BQ27_2) (PREMARY2)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked70185.3
1) Checked12114.7
Missing2 
TOTAL822100.0
167) IIF MARITAL = 2: Have you had a previous marriage (or marriages)? No (BQ27_3) (PREMARY3)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked30036.5
1) Checked52263.5
Missing2 
TOTAL822100.0
168) What is the highest level of education completed by your spouse? (BQ28) (SEDUC)
TOTAL%
1) Some high school or less10.2
2) High school diploma162.4
3) Some college, but no degree497.4
4) Associate's degree345.1
5) Bachelor's degree14622.1
6) Some graduate work548.2
7) Graduate degree36154.6
Missing163 
TOTAL661100.0
169) Is your husband or wife an ordained minister? (BQ29) (SMINISTR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes12719.4
2) No52980.6
Missing168 
TOTAL656100.0
170) If married, please indicate the employment status of your spouse: Employed full-time (BQ30_1) (SFULL)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked48559.0
1) Checked33741.0
Missing2 
TOTAL822100.0
171) If married, please indicate the employment status of your spouse: Employed part-time (BQ30_2) (SPART)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked69384.3
1) Checked12915.7
Missing2 
TOTAL822100.0
172) If married, please indicate the employment status of your spouse: Self-employed (BQ30_3) (SSELF)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked75591.8
1) Checked678.2
Missing2 
TOTAL822100.0
173) If married, please indicate the employment status of your spouse: Unemployed (BQ30_4) (SUNEMPLY)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked80297.6
1) Checked202.4
Missing2 
TOTAL822100.0
174) If married, please indicate the employment status of your spouse: Retired (BQ30_5) (SRETIRED)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked75792.1
1) Checked657.9
Missing2 
TOTAL822100.0
175) If married, please indicate the employment status of your spouse: Full-time homemaker (BQ30_6) (SHOMEMAK)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked75591.8
1) Checked678.2
Missing2 
TOTAL822100.0
176) If married, please indicate the employment status of your spouse: Student (BQ30_7) (SSTUDENT)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked80698.1
1) Checked161.9
Missing2 
TOTAL822100.0
177) If married, please indicate the employment status of your spouse: Other (BQ30_8) (SOTHER)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked80998.4
1) Checked131.6
Missing2 
TOTAL822100.0
178) IF SOTHER = 1: Spouse's employment status (BQ30_8A) (SOTHER2)
TOTAL%
1) Disabled323.1
2) All other1076.9
Missing811 
TOTAL13100.0
179) If your spouse is employed full-time, part-time or self-employed, please indicate the average hours s/he worked per week over the past year. (BQ31) (SHRWK)
TOTAL%
0) 10.2
4) 10.2
5) 20.4
6) 10.2
7) 10.2
8) 51.0
9) 10.2
10) 152.9
12) 30.6
13) 10.2
15) 122.3
16) 30.6
18) 40.8
19) 10.2
20) 377.1
21) 20.4
22) 10.2
24) 40.8
25) 224.2
26) 10.2
27) 20.4
28) 20.4
30) 265.0
32) 112.1
35) 234.4
36) 40.8
37) 20.4
38) 10.2
40) 12824.7
42) 20.4
45) 397.5
47) 10.2
48) 20.4
50) 8716.8
52) 10.2
55) 214.0
57) 10.2
58) 20.4
60) 336.4
65) 40.8
70) 51.0
72) 10.2
75) 10.2
76) 10.2
82) 10.2
Missing305 
TOTAL519100.0
180) 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). (BQ32A) (SFAITH)
TOTAL%
1) Baptist7010.7
2) Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)60.9
3) Episcopal233.5
4) Lutheran365.5
5) Methodist8412.8
6) Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), PCUS, UPCUSA, or UPCNA26039.7
7) Other Presbyterian50.8
8) Reformed121.8
9) Roman Catholic588.9
10) UCC (United Church of Christ/Congregational)203.1
11) Independent or non-denominational81.2
12) None182.7
13) Other558.4
Missing169 
TOTAL655100.0
181) Please list the current faith or denomination of your spouse. (BQ32B) (SFAITH2)
TOTAL%
1) Baptist10.2
2) Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)30.5
3) Episcopal91.4
4) Lutheran40.6
5) Methodist121.9
6) Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), PCUS, UPCUSA, or UPCNA57589.3
8) Reformed20.3
9) Roman Catholic60.9
10) UCC (United Church of Christ/Congregational)81.2
11) Independent or non-denominational50.8
12) None111.7
13) Other81.2
Missing180 
TOTAL644100.0
182) How many children do you have? Include any legally adopted children; exclude stepchildren unless legally adopted. (BQ33) (CHILDREN)
TOTAL%
0) 14217.4
1) 10012.3
2) 34041.8
3) 15719.3
4) 475.8
5) 151.8
6) 81.0
7) 30.4
9) 10.1
11) 10.1
Missing10 
TOTAL814100.0
183) Check here if currently living in a dormitory, nursing home or other institutional housing. (BQ34) (LIVEINST)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked82099.8
1) Checked20.2
Missing2 
TOTAL822100.0
184) IF LIVEINST = 0: Including yourself, how many persons live in your household? (Do not count students who live elsewhere while they attend college or university.) (BQ34A) (PERSONS)
TOTAL%
0) 020.2
1) 110312.7
2) 239648.7
3) 313817.0
4) 411714.4
5) 5465.7
6) 670.9
7) 720.2
8) 810.1
9) Nine or more10.1
Missing11 
TOTAL813100.0
185) IF LIVEINST = 0: From the list below, select the choice that best describes all of the people in the household in which you live. (BQ35) (PEOPLE)
TOTAL%
1) A single adult, living alone10212.5
2) A single parent, living with one or more children172.1
3) A married couple, no children in household38246.7
4) A married couple, living with one or more children29435.9
5) Some other arrangement232.8
Missing6 
TOTAL818100.0
186) Do you currently live in a manse or other housing provided by your congregation? (BQ36) (MANSE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes11614.3
2) No69785.7
Missing11 
TOTAL813100.0
187) What is your race or origin? White (BQ37_1) (RACE)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked536.4
1) Checked76993.6
Missing2 
TOTAL822100.0
188) What is your race or origin? Black (BQ37_2) (RACE2)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked80898.3
1) Checked141.7
Missing2 
TOTAL822100.0
189) What is your race or origin? Indian (American) or Alaska Native (BQ37_3) (RACE3)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked81699.3
1) Checked60.7
Missing2 
TOTAL822100.0
190) What is your race or origin? Asian or Pacific Islander (BQ37_4) (RACE4)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked80597.9
1) Checked172.1
Missing2 
TOTAL822100.0
191) What is your race or origin? Hispanic, Latino/a or Spanish origin (BQ37_5) (RACE5)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked81599.1
1) Checked70.9
Missing2 
TOTAL822100.0
192) What is your race or origin? Some other race (BQ37_6) (RACE6)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked81799.4
1) Checked50.6
Missing2 
TOTAL822100.0
193) Generally speaking, do you think of yourself as a Democrat, Independent, Republican or other? (BQ38) (PARTYID)
TOTAL%
1) Democrat45055.3
2) Independent19223.6
3) Republican16219.9
4) Other101.2
Missing10 
TOTAL814100.0
194) Which of these categories best describes your total family income from all sources, before taxes, during 2007? (If you live alone, or with non-relatives, answer in terms of your own personal income.) (BQ39) (INCOME)
TOTAL%
1) Less than $20,00050.6
2) $20,000-$29,999162.0
3) $30,000-$39,999526.4
4) $40,000-$49,999668.1
5) $50,000-$59,9998610.6
6) $60,000-$69,9998911.0
7) $70,000-$79,9998510.5
8) $80,000-$89,9998210.1
9) $90,000-$99,999769.4
10) $100,000-$124,99913216.3
11) $125,000-$149,999485.9
12) $150,000-$199,999364.4
13) $200,000-$249,999212.6
14) $250,000 or more172.1
Missing13 
TOTAL811100.0
195) Indicate whether, during the 2007 calendar year, you or other household family members contributed any money to each of the following and, if so, give your best estimate of the total amount donated in each category: To your congregation, in regular giving (not including special offerings or contributions to a capital campaign) (BQ40A) (GIVING)
TOTAL%
1) No20124.5
2) Yes61675.2
3) Wrote in a sum for all categories20.2
Missing5 
TOTAL819100.0
196) If GIVING = YES: Estimate how much. (BQ40A_1) (AMTGIVE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL72011813.34682800
197) Indicate whether, during the 2007 calendar year, you or other household family members contributed any money to each of the following and, if so, give your best estimate of the total amount donated in each category: 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 (BQ40B) (CAPCAMP)
TOTAL%
1) No46256.9
2) Yes35043.1
Missing12 
TOTAL812100.0
198) If CAPCAMP = YES: Estimate how much. (BQ40B_1) (AMTCAP)
TOTAL%
0) 10.4
25) 20.8
50) 41.5
100) 145.3
150) 31.1
200) 197.1
250) 114.1
300) 93.4
350) 10.4
360) 10.4
400) 31.1
480) 10.4
500) 3312.4
600) 93.4
700) 10.4
750) 31.1
800) 51.9
833) 10.4
1000) 3914.7
1040) 10.4
1100) 20.8
1200) 103.8
1400) 10.4
1500) 103.8
1600) 10.4
1700) 10.4
1705) 10.4
1750) 10.4
1800) 20.8
2000) 207.5
2200) 10.4
2500) 83.0
3000) 103.8
3200) 10.4
3212) 10.4
3500) 10.4
4000) 31.1
5000) 134.9
6000) 20.8
7000) 20.8
8500) 10.4
9000) 20.8
10000) 72.6
15000) 20.8
50000) 20.8
Missing558 
TOTAL266100.0
199) Indicate whether, during the 2007 calendar year, you or other household family members contributed any money to each of the following and, if so, give your best estimate of the total amount donated in each category: 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). (BQ40C) (SPECAPP)
TOTAL%
1) No27533.9
2) Yes53666.1
Missing13 
TOTAL811100.0
200) If SPECAPP = YES: Estimate how much. (BQ40C_1) (AMTSPEC)
TOTAL%
0) 010.2
10) 1010.2
20) 2050.9
25) 25142.4
30) 3030.5
40) 4030.5
50) 50437.4
60) 6010.2
70) 7010.2
75) 7530.5
80) 8010.2
100) 10013122.5
120) 12010.2
125) 12530.5
141) 14110.2
150) 150335.7
180) 18030.5
185) 18510.2
200) 20011319.4
220) 22010.2
240) 24010.2
250) 250203.4
255) 25510.2
285) 28510.2
300) 300376.4
310) 31010.2
320) 32010.2
350) 35010.2
400) 400264.5
450) 45010.2
500) 5006110.5
600) 60081.4
675) 67510.2
700) 70040.7
750) 75030.5
800) 80030.5
850) 85010.2
1000) 1000244.1
1200) 120020.3
1500) 150030.5
1700) 170010.2
2000) 200081.4
2300) 230010.2
3000) 300010.2
3200) 320010.2
4000) 400010.2
5000) 500010.2
7500) 750010.2
12000) 1200010.2
999999) Don't know30.5
Missing242 
TOTAL582100.0
201) Indicate whether, during the 2007 calendar year, you or other household family members contributed any money to each of the following and, if so, give your best estimate of the total amount donated in each category: Directly to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) or one of its ministries, such as Disaster Assistance, the Hunger Program, missions or missionaries, etc. (BQ40D) (PCUSADIR)
TOTAL%
1) No44955.4
2) Yes36244.6
Missing13 
TOTAL811100.0
202) If PCUSADIR = YES: Estimate how much. (BQ40D_1) (AMTPCUSA)
TOTAL%
0) 010.4
2) 210.4
5) 520.8
20) 2052.0
25) 2583.2
40) 4031.2
50) 502610.4
60) 6010.4
75) 7531.2
100) 1007228.9
120) 12010.4
125) 12531.2
150) 15072.8
200) 2003815.3
250) 25093.6
300) 30083.2
325) 32510.4
400) 40031.2
500) 500176.8
600) 60020.8
640) 64010.4
700) 70041.6
750) 75010.4
800) 80010.4
865) 86510.4
1000) 100083.2
1100) 110010.4
1200) 120031.2
1300) 130010.4
1500) 150010.4
1900) 190010.4
2000) 200031.2
2500) 250031.2
3000) 300020.8
6000) 600020.8
7500) 750010.4
40000) 4000010.4
999999) Don't know31.2
Missing575 
TOTAL249100.0
203) Indicate whether, during the 2007 calendar year, you or other household family members contributed any money to each of the following and, if so, give your best estimate of the total amount donated in each category: Directly to other religious groups or religious causes outside the PC(USA). (BQ40E) (OUTPCUSA)
TOTAL%
1) No36344.8
2) Yes44755.2
Missing14 
TOTAL810100.0
204) If OUTPCUSA = YES: Estimate how much. (BQ40E_1) (ALLCAUSE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL4445856.67867047
205) Indicate whether, during the 2007 calendar year, you or other household family members contributed any money to each of the following and, if so, give your best estimate of the total amount donated in each category: To non-religious charities, community organizations, or social causes (United Way, Red Cross, American Cancer Society, an environmental organization, an arts group, etc.) (BQ40F) (NONRELIG)
TOTAL%
1) No25831.6
2) Yes55968.4
Missing7 
TOTAL817100.0
206) If NONRELIG = YES: Estimate how much (BQ40F_1) (AMTNOREL)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL6004305.41757715
207) State (99 = Not provided) (STATE)
208) Sample (SAMPLE2)
TOTAL%
3) Pastors56068.1
4) Specialized clergy26231.9
Missing2 
TOTAL822100.0
209) Region of residents (imputed from mailing address) (REGION)
TOTAL%
1) Northeast15919.3
2) Midwest20024.3
3) South32739.8
4) West13616.5
Missing2 
TOTAL822100.0
210) I-AGE: What is your current age? (BQ25) (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-AGE)
TOTAL%
1) Less than 35465.6
2) 35 to 4918923.0
3) 50 to 6450561.6
4) 65 and up809.8
Missing4 
TOTAL820100.0
211) I-INCOME: Which of these categories best describes your total family income from all sources, before taxes, during 2007? (If you live alone, or with non-relatives, answer in terms of your own personal income.) (BQ39) (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-INCOME)
TOTAL%
1) Less than $20,00050.6
2) $20,000-$49,99913416.5
3) $50,000-$99,99941851.5
4) $100,000 or more25431.3
Missing13 
TOTAL811100.0
212) I-PARTYID: Generally speaking, do you think of yourself as a Democrat, Independent, Republican or other? (BQ38) (for use with online analysis) (I-PARTYID)
TOTAL%
1) Democrat45055.3
2) Independent19223.6
3) Republican16219.9
4) Other101.2
Missing10 
TOTAL814100.0
213) I-REGION: Region of residents (imputed from mailing address) (for use with online analysis) (I-REGION)
TOTAL%
1) Northeast15919.3
2) Midwest20024.3
3) South32739.8
4) West13616.5
Missing2 
TOTAL822100.0
214) I-GENDER: What is your gender? (BQ24) (for use with online analysis) (I-GENDER)
TOTAL%
1) Female27934.1
2) Male54065.9
Missing5 
TOTAL819100.0