Presbyterian Panel Survey, May 2009 - The Environment, Elders

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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 serious16728.4
2) No more serious than others34959.4
3) One of the least serious589.9
4) Don't know142.4
Missing14 
TOTAL588100.0
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 serious24140.4
2) No more serious than others20334.1
3) One of the least serious12821.5
4) Don't know244.0
Missing6 
TOTAL596100.0
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 serious16728.2
2) No more serious than others27446.3
3) One of the least serious13222.3
4) Don't know193.2
Missing10 
TOTAL592100.0
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 serious34057.5
2) No more serious than others20234.2
3) One of the least serious467.8
4) Don't know30.5
Missing11 
TOTAL591100.0
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 serious29749.9
2) No more serious than others23539.5
3) One of the least serious569.4
4) Don't know71.2
Missing7 
TOTAL595100.0
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 serious28748.6
2) No more serious than others24040.6
3) One of the least serious498.3
4) Don't know152.5
Missing11 
TOTAL591100.0
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 serious17629.5
2) No more serious than others25142.0
3) One of the least serious13923.3
4) Don't know315.2
Missing5 
TOTAL597100.0
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 serious13322.4
2) No more serious than others27045.5
3) One of the least serious17028.7
4) Don't know203.4
Missing9 
TOTAL593100.0
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 serious10617.8
2) No more serious than others31553.0
3) One of the least serious14023.6
4) Don't know335.6
Missing8 
TOTAL594100.0
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 serious23139.0
2) No more serious than others25943.7
3) One of the least serious9415.9
4) Don't know91.5
Missing9 
TOTAL593100.0
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 serious22037.4
2) No more serious than others27646.9
3) One of the least serious6410.9
4) Don't know294.9
Missing13 
TOTAL589100.0
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 serious4032.3
2) No more serious than others129.7
3) One of the least serious21.6
4) Don't know7056.5
Missing478 
TOTAL124100.0
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.)254.3
2) Climate change (global warming due to the 'greenhouse effect')13022.3
3) Consumer demand for more material goods in the United States and other wealthy nations478.1
4) Consumption of oil, gas and other nonrenewable resources12221.0
5) Destruction of natural areas and wildlife habits from human encroachment356.0
6) Environmental contamination from chemical waste disposal508.6
7) Environmental contamination from nuclear waste disposal234.0
8) Loss of species through extinction10.2
9) Mountaintop removal as part of the mining of coal, iron, copper, etc.40.7
10) Rapid population growth7613.1
11) Uneven distribution of water resources (both clean water and water, in general)467.9
12) Other234.0
Missing20 
TOTAL582100.0
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.)356.1
2) Climate change (global warming due to the 'greenhouse effect')5810.2
3) Consumer demand for more materials goods in the United States and other wealthy nations396.8
4) Consumption of oil, gas and other nonrenewable resources12321.6
5) Destruction of natural areas and wildlife habitats from human encroachment7513.2
6) Environmental contamination from chemical waste disposal569.8
7) Environmental contamination from nuclear waste disposal315.4
8) Loss of species through extinction152.6
9) Mountaintop removal as part of the mining of coal, iron, copper, etc.122.1
10) Rapid population growth6210.9
11) Uneven distribution of water resources (both clean water and water, in general)549.5
12) Other101.8
Missing32 
TOTAL570100.0
15) Is there solid evidence the earth is warming? (Q4) (WARMING)
TOTAL%
1) Yes27946.7
2) No10918.2
3) Mixed evidence19532.6
4) Don't know152.5
Missing4 
TOTAL598100.0
16) IF WARMING = YES: Why is the earth warming? Please check only one. (Q4A) (WARMWHY)
TOTAL%
1) Because of human activity20457.8
2) Because of natural patterns8824.9
3) Don't know the cause6117.3
Missing249 
TOTAL353100.0
17) Do you or another family member in your household own your home? (Q5) (OWNHOME)
TOTAL%
1) Yes58097.2
2) No172.8
Missing5 
TOTAL597100.0
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) Yes478.7
2) No49290.9
3) Not sure20.4
Missing61 
TOTAL541100.0
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) Yes91.7
2) No52998.3
Missing64 
TOTAL538100.0
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) Yes13424.6
2) No40874.9
3) Not sure30.6
Missing57 
TOTAL545100.0
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) Yes12923.5
2) No41876.1
3) Not sure20.4
Missing53 
TOTAL549100.0
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 sure30655.3
2) Yes24744.7
Missing49 
TOTAL553100.0
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 times12245.2
2) Monthly3814.1
3) Weekly5821.5
4) At least daily4516.7
5) Not sure72.6
Missing332 
TOTAL270100.0
24) In the last 12 months, have you personally done the following: Composted food waste? (Q7B1) (COMPOST1)
TOTAL%
1) No or not sure38268.1
2) Yes17931.9
Missing41 
TOTAL561100.0
25) IF COMPOST1 = YES: How often [in the last 12 months have you composted food waste]? (Q7B2) (COMPOST2)
TOTAL%
1) Once, or a few times3822.6
2) Monthly158.9
3) Weekly3118.5
4) At least daily7846.4
5) Not sure63.6
Missing434 
TOTAL168100.0
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 sure427.6
2) Yes51092.4
Missing50 
TOTAL552100.0
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 times194.1
2) Monthly408.7
3) Weekly14531.5
4) At least daily25555.4
5) Not sure10.2
Missing142 
TOTAL460100.0
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 sure9517.4
2) Yes45182.6
Missing56 
TOTAL546100.0
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 times15538.1
2) Monthly9523.3
3) Weekly11829.0
4) At least daily225.4
5) Not sure174.2
Missing195 
TOTAL407100.0
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 sure458.0
2) Yes51592.0
Missing42 
TOTAL560100.0
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 times327.4
2) Monthly337.6
3) Weekly7818.1
4) At least daily28365.5
5) Not sure61.4
Missing170 
TOTAL432100.0
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 sure47782.1
2) Yes10417.9
Missing21 
TOTAL581100.0
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 times7182.6
2) Monthly67.0
4) At least daily33.5
5) Not sure67.0
Missing516 
TOTAL86100.0
34) In the last 12 months, have you personally done the following: Other environment-related practice? (Q7G1) (OTHERP1)
TOTAL%
1) No or not sure15564.6
2) Yes8535.4
Missing362 
TOTAL240100.0
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 times1216.0
2) Monthly68.0
3) Weekly1114.7
4) At least daily2026.7
5) Not sure2634.7
Missing527 
TOTAL75100.0
36) Do you serve or regularly attend worship at a PC(USA) congregation? (Q8) (ATTENDR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes59499.2
2) No50.8
Missing3 
TOTAL599100.0
37) IF ATTENDR = YES: Does your congregation own its own building? (Q9) (OWNBLDG)
TOTAL%
1) Yes54796.1
2) No142.5
3) Not sure81.4
Missing33 
TOTAL569100.0
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) Yes18734.0
2) No28151.1
3) Not sure8214.9
Missing52 
TOTAL550100.0
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) Yes224.0
2) No44080.3
3) Not sure8615.7
Missing54 
TOTAL548100.0
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) Yes39370.8
2) No9216.6
3) Not sure7012.6
Missing47 
TOTAL555100.0
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) Yes10118.5
2) No31056.7
3) Not sure13624.9
Missing55 
TOTAL547100.0
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) Yes5610.2
2) No38570.1
3) Not sure10819.7
Missing53 
TOTAL549100.0
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) Yes11520.9
2) No34863.3
3) Not sure8715.8
Missing52 
TOTAL550100.0
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) Yes11120.4
2) No36366.6
3) Not sure7113.0
Missing57 
TOTAL545100.0
45) IF OWNBLDG = YES: Are you aware of the PC(USA)'s Electric Stewardship program? (Q11) (STEWARD1)
TOTAL%
1) Yes244.4
2) No52095.6
Missing58 
TOTAL544100.0
46) IF STEWARD1 = YES: Is your congregation an Electric Steward congregation? (Q11A) (STEWARD2)
TOTAL%
1) Yes54.8
2) No3634.3
3) Don't know6461.0
Missing497 
TOTAL105100.0
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) Yes468.0
2) No45579.4
3) Not sure7212.6
Missing29 
TOTAL573100.0
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) Yes10618.5
2) No40570.8
3) Not sure6110.7
Missing30 
TOTAL572100.0
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) Yes13323.3
2) No37064.7
3) Not sure6912.1
Missing30 
TOTAL572100.0
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) Yes14625.7
2) No35662.6
3) Not sure6711.8
Missing33 
TOTAL569100.0
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) Yes37766.1
2) No11119.5
3) Not sure8214.4
Missing32 
TOTAL570100.0
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) Yes43275.1
2) No12321.4
3) Not sure203.5
Missing27 
TOTAL575100.0
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) Yes31154.4
2) No18031.5
3) Not sure8114.2
Missing30 
TOTAL572100.0
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) Yes3827.9
2) No3827.9
3) Not sure6044.1
Missing466 
TOTAL136100.0
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 familiar599.9
2) Generally familiar16427.5
3) Slightly familiar16327.3
4) Not at all familiar21035.2
Missing6 
TOTAL596100.0
56) IF CAPCARB1 = 1-3: Do you support or oppose the establishment of such a system? (Q13A) (CAPCARB2)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly support4811.5
2) Somewhat support9522.8
3) Neither support nor oppose4911.8
4) Somewhat oppose4611.1
5) Strongly oppose13432.2
6) Not sure4410.6
Missing186 
TOTAL416100.0
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 support25442.6
2) Somewhat support16227.2
3) Neither support nor oppose579.6
4) Somewhat oppose284.7
5) Strongly oppose6611.1
6) Not sure294.9
Missing6 
TOTAL596100.0
58) How willing would you be to: Pay much higher prices to protect the environment? (Q15A) (HIPRICES)
TOTAL%
1) Very willing7813.1
2) Fairly willing23940.1
3) Neither willing nor unwilling11018.5
4) Not very willing10317.3
5) Not at all willing518.6
6) No opinion152.5
Missing6 
TOTAL596100.0
59) How willing would you be to: Pay much higher taxes to protect the environment? (Q15B) (HITAXES)
TOTAL%
1) Very willing6711.3
2) Fairly willing17729.9
3) Neither willing nor unwilling11118.8
4) Not very willing12521.1
5) Not at all wiling10016.9
6) No opinion122.0
Missing10 
TOTAL592100.0
60) Do you consider yourself to be an environmentalist? (Q16) (ENVIRIST)
TOTAL%
1) Yes32854.9
2) No18931.7
3) Not sure8013.4
Missing5 
TOTAL597100.0
61) IF ENVIRIST = YES: Would you say that you are a strong environmentalist? (Q16A) (ENSTRONG)
TOTAL%
1) Yes10428.7
2) No19353.2
3) Not sure6618.2
Missing239 
TOTAL363100.0
62) Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Environmental issues are appropriate social concerns for the church. (Q17A) (CONCERNS)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree18330.6
2) Somewhat agree21235.4
3) Neither agree nor disagree9115.2
4) Somewhat disagree6410.7
5) Strongly disagree437.2
6) No opinion61.0
Missing3 
TOTAL599100.0
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 agree6210.4
2) Somewhat agree16728.1
3) Neither agree nor disagree13021.9
4) Somewhat disagree14925.1
5) Strongly disagree7913.3
6) No opinion71.2
Missing8 
TOTAL594100.0
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 agree9816.5
2) Somewhat agree16627.9
3) Neither agree nor disagree15125.4
4) Somewhat disagree9015.1
5) Strongly disagree7813.1
6) No opinion122.0
Missing7 
TOTAL595100.0
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 agree18731.3
2) Somewhat agree17128.6
3) Neither agree nor disagree9816.4
4) Somewhat disagree6510.9
5) Strongly disagree7111.9
6) No opinion61.0
Missing4 
TOTAL598100.0
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 likely30551.3
2) Somewhat likely14023.5
3) Neither likely nor unlikely203.4
4) Somewhat unlikely518.6
5) Very unlikely7212.1
6) No opinion71.2
Missing7 
TOTAL595100.0
67) IF WEBONLY = 4-5: Why? (Please check all that apply.) Don't have access to a computer (Q18A_1) (NOACCWEB)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked56493.7
1) Checked386.3
TOTAL602100.0
68) IF WEBONLY = 4-5: Why? (Please check all that apply.) Don't have access to the Internet (Q18A_2) (NOINTWEB)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked57194.9
1) Checked315.1
TOTAL602100.0
69) IF WEBONLY = 4-5: Why? (Please check all that apply.) Don't receive email (Q18A_3) (NOEMLWEB)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked56894.4
1) Checked345.6
TOTAL602100.0
70) IF WEBONLY = 4-5: Why? (Please check all that apply.) Not comfortable using a computer (Q18A_4) (NCOMFWEB)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked56293.4
1) Checked406.6
TOTAL602100.0
71) IF WEBONLY = 4-5: Why? (Please check all that apply.) Prefer completing printed questionnaires (Q18A_5) (PRINTWEB)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked51084.7
1) Checked9215.3
TOTAL602100.0
72) IF WEBONLY = 4-5: Why? (Please check all that apply.) Slow Internet access (Q18A_6) (SLOWWEB)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked58697.3
1) Checked162.7
TOTAL602100.0
73) IF WEBONLY = 4-5: Why? (Please check all that apply.) Too much trouble (Q18A_7) (TROUBWEB)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked58697.3
1) Checked162.7
TOTAL602100.0
74) IF WEBONLY = 4-5: Why? (Please check all that apply.) Other (Q18A_8) (OTHERWEB)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked57996.2
1) Checked233.8
TOTAL602100.0
75) Survey number (CDSRVNUM)
76) Survey form (SURVEY)
TOTAL%
1) Paper43071.4
2) Web17228.6
TOTAL602100.0
77) Sample (SAMPLE)
TOTAL%
2) Elders602100.0
TOTAL602100.0
78) How many years have you been a member of your current congregation? (BQ1) (YRMEM)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL59721.99216
79) How far do you live from your congregation [in miles]? (BQ2) (MILES)
TOTAL%
0) Less than one mile447.4
1) 19616.2
2) 28915.1
3) 36811.5
4) 4437.3
5) 57512.7
6) 6396.6
7) 7244.1
8) 8223.7
9) 961.0
10) 10315.2
11) 1161.0
12) 1261.0
13) 1330.5
14) 1450.8
15) 1591.5
16) 1610.2
17) 1710.2
18) 1850.8
19) 1920.3
20) 2071.2
25) 2530.5
30) 3030.5
35) 3510.2
40) 4010.2
54) 5410.2
Missing11 
TOTAL591100.0
80) What is the approximate number of members in your congregation? (BQ3) (NUMMEM)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL569955.2272243
81) Have you ever been ordained an elder in the Presbyterian Church? (BQ4) (ORDELDER)
TOTAL%
1) Yes59699.7
2) No20.3
Missing4 
TOTAL598100.0
82) IF ORDELDER = YES: Are you currently serving on session? (BQ4A) (ELDERSER)
TOTAL%
1) Yes56595.8
2) No254.2
Missing12 
TOTAL590100.0
83) Have you ever been ordained a deacon in the Presbyterian Church? (BQ5) (ORDDEACN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes22237.5
2) No37062.5
Missing10 
TOTAL592100.0
84) IF ORDDEACN = YES: Are you currently serving on the board of deacons? (BQ5A) (DECONSER)
TOTAL%
1) Yes51.6
2) No30098.4
Missing297 
TOTAL305100.0
85) Which other positions, if any, do you currently hold in the church? Chair of congregational committee or task force (BQ6_1) (POSCHAIR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked29649.5
1) Checked30250.5
Missing4 
TOTAL598100.0
86) Which other positions, if any, do you currently hold in the church? Member of congregational committee or task force (BQ6_2) (POSCONGR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked32253.8
1) Checked27646.2
Missing4 
TOTAL598100.0
87) Which other positions, if any, do you currently hold in the church? Member of presbytery, synod or General Assembly committee or task force (BQ6_3) (POSPRESB)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked55492.6
1) Checked447.4
Missing4 
TOTAL598100.0
88) Which other positions, if any, do you currently hold in the church? Officer of men's, women's or youth group (BQ6_4) (POSOFFIC)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked52988.5
1) Checked6911.5
Missing4 
TOTAL598100.0
89) Which other positions, if any, do you currently hold in the church? Member of men's, women's or youth group (BQ6_5) (POSMEMBR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked45876.6
1) Checked14023.4
Missing4 
TOTAL598100.0
90) Which other positions, if any, do you currently hold in the church? Organist or choir director (BQ6_6) (POSORGAN)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked58197.2
1) Checked172.8
Missing4 
TOTAL598100.0
91) Which other positions, if any, do you currently hold in the church? Member of choir (BQ6_7) (POSCHOIR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked46477.6
1) Checked13422.4
Missing4 
TOTAL598100.0
92) Which other positions, if any, do you currently hold in the church? Church school or Sunday school teacher/leader (BQ6_8) (POSTEACH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked45475.9
1) Checked14424.1
Missing4 
TOTAL598100.0
93) Which other positions, if any, do you currently hold in the church? Other (BQ6_9) (POSOTHR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked48180.4
1) Checked11719.6
Missing4 
TOTAL598100.0
94) How often do you generally attend Sunday worship at your congregation? (BQ7) (WORSHIP)
TOTAL%
1) Never10.2
4) Several times a year20.3
5) About once a month122.0
6) Two to three times a month488.0
7) Nearly every week30450.9
8) Every week23038.5
Missing5 
TOTAL597100.0
95) How many hours, if any, during the past month have you attended programs or events at your church (besides worship; if you attended Sunday school, include those hours here)? (BQ8A) (HREVENT)
TOTAL%
1) Zero hours467.9
2) One to two hours12421.3
3) Three to four hours15226.2
4) Five to six hours10217.6
5) Seven or more hours15727.0
Missing21 
TOTAL581100.0
96) How many hours, if any, during the past month have you given volunteer time at your church to teach, lead, serve on a committee or help with some program or event? (BQ8B) (HRVOLUNT)
TOTAL%
1) Zero hours356.1
2) One to two hours13623.7
3) Three to four hours14926.0
4) Five to six hours9416.4
5) Seven or more hours15927.7
Missing29 
TOTAL573100.0
97) 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 that took place in a home or other facility away from your church? (BQ8C) (HRRELG)
TOTAL%
1) Zero hours27452.1
2) One to two hours12523.8
3) Three to four hours5710.8
4) Five to six hours214.0
5) Seven or more hours499.3
Missing76 
TOTAL526100.0
98) 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)? (BQ8D) (HRCOMVOL)
TOTAL%
1) Zero hours18934.1
2) One to two hours15928.7
3) Three to four hours8315.0
4) Five to six hours447.9
5) Seven or more hours7914.3
Missing48 
TOTAL554100.0
99) How old were you when you first began regularly attending a Presbyterian church? (BQ9) (AGEPCUSE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL59421.4619
100) 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.) (BQ10) (DENRAISE)
TOTAL%
1) Baptist6210.7
2) Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)122.1
3) Episcopal111.9
4) Lutheran325.5
5) Methodist10217.6
6) Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), PCUS, UPCUSA, or UPCNA23740.8
7) Other Presbyterian10.2
8) Reformed91.5
9) Roman Catholic417.1
10) UCC (United Church of Christ/Congregational)234.0
11) Independent or non-denominational81.4
12) None111.9
13) Other325.5
Missing21 
TOTAL581100.0
101) Approximately how often do you engage in the following activities: Read the Bible privately? (BQ11A) (BIBLEPRI)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/almost daily9516.2
2) Several times a week10017.1
3) Weekly9215.7
4) Several times a month8815.0
5) Once a month7112.1
6) Less than once a month11519.6
7) Never254.3
Missing16 
TOTAL586100.0
102) Approximately how often do you engage in the following activities: Pray privately? (BQ11B) (PRAYPRI)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/almost daily38866.6
2) Several times a week10017.2
3) Weekly305.1
4) Several times a month396.7
5) Once a month61.0
6) Less than once a month142.4
7) Never61.0
Missing19 
TOTAL583100.0
103) Approximately how often do you engage in the following activities: Attend a Bible study or prayer group? (BQ11C) (BIBLESTY)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/almost daily101.8
2) Several times a week122.2
3) Weekly15127.5
4) Several times a month478.5
5) Once a month7112.9
6) Less than once a month8916.2
7) Never17030.9
Missing52 
TOTAL550100.0
104) Approximately how often do you engage in the following activities: Otherwise read the Bible or pray with family or friends? (BQ11D) (PRAYOTH)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/almost daily6611.9
2) Several times a week478.5
3) Weekly7012.6
4) Several times a month7613.7
5) Once a month539.5
6) Less than once a month10619.1
7) Never13824.8
Missing46 
TOTAL556100.0
105) Approximately how often do you engage in the following activities: Read devotional materials or religious books? (BQ11E) (DEVOTMAT)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/almost daily9516.4
2) Several times a week6210.7
3) Weekly549.3
4) Several times a month11119.2
5) Once a month7412.8
6) Less than once a month13222.8
7) Never518.8
Missing23 
TOTAL579100.0
106) Approximately how often do you engage in the following activities: Use the Internet for religious or spiritual purposes? (BQ11F) (GINTERNT)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/almost daily193.4
2) Several times a week295.2
3) Weekly285.0
4) Several times a month5610.0
5) Once a month5810.3
6) Less than once a month13023.1
7) Never24243.1
Missing40 
TOTAL562100.0
107) Approximately how often do you engage in the following activities: Say grace before meals? (BQ11G) (SAYGRACE)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/almost daily29049.0
2) Several times a week6711.3
3) Weekly294.9
4) Several times a month579.6
5) Once a month305.1
6) Less than once a month7512.7
7) Never447.4
Missing10 
TOTAL592100.0
108) Which one of the following terms best describes your current stand on theological issues? (BQ12) (ISSUES)
TOTAL%
1) Very conservative376.2
2) Conservative21335.8
3) Moderate21536.1
4) Liberal10016.8
5) Very liberal305.0
Missing7 
TOTAL595100.0
109) Have you ever tried to encourage someone to believe in Jesus Christ or to accept Him as a personal savior? (BQ13) (BELSAV)
TOTAL%
1) Yes39867.2
2) No19432.8
Missing10 
TOTAL592100.0
110) Would you say you have had a conversion experience, that is, a turning point in your life when you committed yourself to Christ? (BQ14) (EXPERIEN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes27045.8
2) No31954.2
Missing13 
TOTAL589100.0
111) IF EXPERIEN = YES: How old were you when this happened? (BQ14A) (AGEEXPER)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL26722.57313
112) In the past year, have you invited someone to attend worship at your congregation? (BQ15) (INVITEW)
TOTAL%
1) Yes44776.0
2) No14124.0
Missing14 
TOTAL588100.0
113) IF INVITEW = YES: How many people would you estimate you have invited in the past year? (BQ15A) (NUMINVIT)
TOTAL%
0) 010.2
1) 1429.9
2) 211126.2
3) 37116.7
4) 45312.5
5) 54510.6
6) 6327.5
7) 761.4
8) 8102.4
9) 910.2
10) 10266.1
11) 1110.2
12) 1230.7
13) 1320.5
14) 1410.2
15) 1530.7
19) 1910.2
20) 2061.4
25) 2510.2
50) 5010.2
54) 5410.2
97) A few/several30.7
99) Don't know30.7
Missing178 
TOTAL424100.0
114) Which statement comes closest to your view of the Bible? (BQ16) (BIBLE)
TOTAL%
1) The Bible is the word of God, to be taken literally word for word.9115.5
2) The Bible is the word of God, to be interpreted in the light of its historical and cultural context.29750.6
3) The Bible is the word of God, to be interpreted in the light of its historical context and the Church's teachings.19032.4
4) The Bible is not the word of God.91.5
Missing15 
TOTAL587100.0
115) Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with the following statement: There is a life beyond death. (BQ17A) (LIFE)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree43773.3
2) Agree10116.9
3) Neutral or not sure477.9
4) Disagree111.8
Missing6 
TOTAL596100.0
116) Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with the following statement: Jesus will return to Earth someday. (BQ17B) (EARTH)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree33255.7
2) Agree12220.5
3) Neutral or not sure11118.6
4) Disagree233.9
5) Strongly disagree81.3
Missing6 
TOTAL596100.0
117) 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. (BQ17C) (OWNBELIE)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree467.8
2) Agree13623.1
3) Neutral or not sure12320.9
4) Disagree22738.5
5) Strongly disagree579.7
Missing13 
TOTAL589100.0
118) 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. (BQ17D) (EQUALLY)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree355.9
2) Agree12320.9
3) Neutral or not sure12120.5
4) Disagree18030.6
5) Strongly disagree13022.1
Missing13 
TOTAL589100.0
119) Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with the following statement: The only absolute truth for humankind is in Jesus Christ. (BQ17E) (TRUTH)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree24341.1
2) Agree15125.5
3) Neutral or not sure10217.3
4) Disagree7512.7
5) Strongly disagree203.4
Missing11 
TOTAL591100.0
120) Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with the following statement: Only followers of Jesus Christ can be saved. (BQ17F) (FOLLOWER)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree14925.2
2) Agree11419.3
3) Neutral or not sure13823.3
4) Disagree12721.5
5) Strongly disagree6410.8
Missing10 
TOTAL592100.0
121) 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? (BQ18) (PROVGA)
TOTAL%
1) Yes45376.6
2) No13823.4
Missing11 
TOTAL591100.0
122) What would you personally like the presbyteries to do with regard to this proposed change? [See PROVGA for a description of the change.] (BQ19) (PROVACT)
TOTAL%
1) Reject the new amendment and keep the Book of Order as it is now on this issue.29951.1
2) Approve the new amendment and change the Book of Order.17229.4
3) Not sure11419.5
Missing17 
TOTAL585100.0
123) Would you personally like to see the PC(USA) permit sexually active gay and lesbian persons to be ordained to the office of deacon? (BQ20A) (GAYDEAC)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, definitely13222.3
2) Yes, probably11820.0
3) Not sure579.6
4) No, probably not8814.9
5) No, definitely not19633.2
Missing11 
TOTAL591100.0
124) Would you personally like to see the PC(USA) permit sexually active gay and lesbian persons to be ordained to the office of elder? (BQ20B) (GAYELDER)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, definitely13322.5
2) Yes, probably10818.3
3) Not sure559.3
4) No, probably not9115.4
5) No, definitely not20434.5
Missing11 
TOTAL591100.0
125) 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? (BQ20C) (GAYMIN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, definitely10718.1
2) Yes, probably7112.0
3) Not sure6410.8
4) No, probably not7913.4
5) No, definitely not27045.7
Missing11 
TOTAL591100.0
126) What is your gender? (BQ21) (GENDER_D)
TOTAL%
1) Female31152.1
2) Male28647.9
Missing5 
TOTAL597100.0
127) What is your current age? (BQ22) (AGE_D)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL59660.8112
128) What is your current marital status? (BQ23) (MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Not married11819.8
2) Married47780.2
Missing7 
TOTAL595100.0
129) IF MARITAL = 1: Have you ever been married? ('Checked' indicates 'no, never married') (BQ23A1) (MARRY)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked57395.8
1) Checked254.2
Missing4 
TOTAL598100.0
130) IF MARITAL = 1: Were you ever married, but [are] now widowed? (BQ23A2) (MARRY_A)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked53789.8
1) Checked6110.2
Missing4 
TOTAL598100.0
131) IF MARITAL = 1: Were you ever married, but [are] now divorced? (BQ23A3) (MARRY_B)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked55793.1
1) Checked416.9
Missing4 
TOTAL598100.0
132) IF MARITAL = 2: Have you had a previous marriage (or marriages)? Yes, but [am] now widowed (BQ24_1) (PREMARY1)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked56995.2
1) Checked294.8
Missing4 
TOTAL598100.0
133) IF MARITAL = 2: Have you had a previous marriage (or marriages)? Yes, but [am] now divorced (BQ24_2) (PREMARY2)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked51185.5
1) Checked8714.5
Missing4 
TOTAL598100.0
134) IIF MARITAL = 2: Have you had a previous marriage (or marriages)? No (BQ24_3) (PREMARY3)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked23639.5
1) Checked36260.5
Missing4 
TOTAL598100.0
135) 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). (BQ25A) (SFAITH)
TOTAL%
1) Baptist5812.3
2) Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)132.7
3) Episcopal112.3
4) Lutheran255.3
5) Methodist8518.0
6) Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), PCUS, UPCUSA, or UPCNA14230.0
8) Reformed91.9
9) Roman Catholic5411.4
10) UCC (United Church of Christ/Congregational)224.7
11) Independent or non-denominational51.1
12) None204.2
13) Other296.1
Missing129 
TOTAL473100.0
136) Please list the current faith or denomination of your spouse. (BQ25B) (SFAITH2)
TOTAL%
1) Baptist20.5
2) Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)10.2
3) Episcopal10.2
5) Methodist20.5
6) Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), PCUS, UPCUSA, or UPCNA40090.7
7) Other Presbyterian10.2
8) Reformed10.2
9) Roman Catholic102.3
10) UCC (United Church of Christ/Congregational)40.9
12) None132.9
13) Other61.4
Missing161 
TOTAL441100.0
137) How often does your spouse attend Sunday (or other weekly) worship at your congregation? (BQ26A) (SPWORSHA)
TOTAL%
1) Never132.8
2) Less than once a year51.1
3) About once or twice a year132.8
4) Several times a year326.9
5) About once a month153.2
6) Two to three times a month5211.2
7) Nearly every week19141.2
8) Every week14330.8
Missing138 
TOTAL464100.0
138) How often does your spouse attend Sunday (or other weekly) worship at another congregation? (BQ26B) (SPWORSHB)
TOTAL%
1) Never7643.2
2) Less than once a year2111.9
3) About once or twice a year4123.3
4) Several times a year2111.9
5) About once a month31.7
6) Two to three times a month74.0
7) Nearly every week31.7
8) Every week42.3
Missing426 
TOTAL176100.0
139) Please indicate your employment status: Employed full-time (BQ27A1) (FULL)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked38664.5
1) Checked21235.5
Missing4 
TOTAL598100.0
140) Please indicate your employment status: Employed part-time (BQ27B1) (PART)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked53789.8
1) Checked6110.2
Missing4 
TOTAL598100.0
141) Please indicate your employment status: Self-employed (BQ27C1) (SELF)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked54090.3
1) Checked589.7
Missing4 
TOTAL598100.0
142) Please indicate your employment status: Unemployed (BQ27D1) (UNEMPLOY)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked58998.5
1) Checked91.5
Missing4 
TOTAL598100.0
143) Please indicate your employment status: Retired (BQ27E1) (RETIRED)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked34157.0
1) Checked25743.0
Missing4 
TOTAL598100.0
144) Please indicate your employment status: Full-time homemaker (BQ27F1) (HOMEMAK)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked54791.5
1) Checked518.5
Missing4 
TOTAL598100.0
145) Please indicate your employment status: Student (BQ27G1) (STUDENT)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked59299.0
1) Checked61.0
Missing4 
TOTAL598100.0
146) Please indicate your employment status: Other (BQ27H1) (EMPL_OTH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked59399.2
1) Checked50.8
Missing4 
TOTAL598100.0
147) If married, please indicate the employment status of your spouse: Employed full-time (BQ27A2) (SFULL)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked42671.2
1) Checked17228.8
Missing4 
TOTAL598100.0
148) If married, please indicate the employment status of your spouse: Employed part-time (BQ27B2) (SPART)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked55292.3
1) Checked467.7
Missing4 
TOTAL598100.0
149) If married, please indicate the employment status of your spouse: Self-employed (BQ27C2) (SSELF)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked56193.8
1) Checked376.2
Missing4 
TOTAL598100.0
150) If married, please indicate the employment status of your spouse: Unemployed (BQ27D2) (SUNEMPLY)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked59299.0
1) Checked61.0
Missing4 
TOTAL598100.0
151) If married, please indicate the employment status of your spouse: Retired (BQ27E2) (SRETIRED)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked42571.1
1) Checked17328.9
Missing4 
TOTAL598100.0
152) If married, please indicate the employment status of your spouse: Full-time homemaker (BQ27F2) (SHOMEMAK)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked53890.0
1) Checked6010.0
Missing4 
TOTAL598100.0
153) If married, please indicate the employment status of your spouse: Student (BQ27G2) (SSTUDENT)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked59399.2
1) Checked50.8
Missing4 
TOTAL598100.0
154) If married, please indicate the employment status of your spouse: Other (BQ27H2) (SOTHER)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked59198.8
1) Checked71.2
Missing4 
TOTAL598100.0
155) If you are employed full-time, part-time or self-employed, please indicate the average hours worked per week over the past year. (BQ28A) (HRWK)
TOTAL%
0) 0123.6
2) 220.6
7) 710.3
8) 841.2
9) 920.6
10) 1082.4
12) 1220.6
15) 1541.2
16) 1620.6
17) 1710.3
20) 20206.1
22) 2210.3
24) 2430.9
25) 2530.9
26) 2610.3
30) 30103.0
31) 3110.3
32) 3230.9
34) 3410.3
35) 35123.6
36) 3620.6
37) 3710.3
38) 3820.6
40) 409729.5
42) 4220.6
44) 4420.6
45) 45237.0
46) 4630.9
47) 4730.9
48) 4830.9
49) 4910.3
50) 505917.9
55) 55103.0
58) 5810.3
60) 60164.9
65) 6551.5
70) 7041.2
80) 8010.3
99) It varies/Don't know10.3
Missing273 
TOTAL329100.0
156) If married and your spouse is employed full-time, part-time or self-employed, please indicate the average hours [your spouse] worked per week over the past year. (BQ28B) (SHRWK)
TOTAL%
0) 0103.7
2) 210.4
4) 410.4
5) 541.5
6) 620.7
8) 810.4
9) 910.4
10) 1051.8
14) 1420.7
15) 1562.2
20) 20165.9
24) 2462.2
25) 2562.2
26) 2610.4
28) 2810.4
30) 30134.8
32) 3220.7
34) 3410.4
35) 3582.9
38) 3810.4
40) 409434.4
41) 4110.4
42) 4231.1
44) 4410.4
45) 45155.5
48) 4841.5
50) 503613.2
55) 55114.0
60) 60114.0
65) 6510.4
70) 7031.1
80) 8020.7
99) It varies/Don't know20.7
168) 16810.4
Missing329 
TOTAL273100.0
157) How many children do you have? Include any legally adopted children; exclude stepchildren unless [they were] legally adopted. (BQ29) (CHILDREN)
TOTAL%
0) 7412.6
1) 539.0
2) 23540.0
3) 14825.2
4) 589.9
5) 122.0
6) 61.0
7) 10.2
10) 10.2
Missing14 
TOTAL588100.0
158) What is the highest level of education completed by you? (BQ30A) (EDUC)
TOTAL%
1) Some high school or less40.7
2) High school diploma6410.8
3) Some college, but no degree8714.6
4) Associate's degree406.7
5) Bachelor's degree13622.9
6) Some graduate work6110.3
7) Graduate degree20334.1
Missing7 
TOTAL595100.0
159) What is the highest level of education completed by your spouse? (BQ30B) (SEDUC)
TOTAL%
1) Some high school or less71.5
2) High school diploma6012.6
3) Some college, but no degree7415.5
4) Associate's degree418.6
5) Bachelor's degree12526.2
6) Some graduate work316.5
7) Graduate degree13929.1
Missing125 
TOTAL477100.0
160) Check here if you live in a dormitory, nursing home or other institutional housing. (BQ31) (LIVEINST)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked598100.0
Missing4 
TOTAL598100.0
161) 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.) (BQ31A) (PERSONS)
TOTAL%
1) 9315.7
2) 33356.2
3) 7713.0
4) 599.9
5) 233.9
6) 50.8
7) 30.5
Missing9 
TOTAL593100.0
162) IF LIVEINST = 0: From the list below, select the choice that best describes all of the people in the household in which you live. (BQ32) (PEOPLE)
TOTAL%
1) A single adult, living alone9115.5
2) A single parent, living with one or more children132.2
3) A married couple, no children in household30952.6
4) A married couple, living with one or more children14825.2
5) Some other arrangement264.4
Missing15 
TOTAL587100.0
163) Generally speaking, do you think of yourself as a Democrat, Independent, Republican or other? (BQ33) (PARTYID)
TOTAL%
1) Democrat17429.6
2) Independent11018.7
3) Republican28748.9
4) Other162.7
Missing15 
TOTAL587100.0
164) Did you or any other household family member fill out a pledge card regarding church giving for the current year? (BQ34) (PLEDGE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes50484.6
2) No8514.3
3) Don't know40.7
4) Congregation does not use pledge cards30.5
Missing6 
TOTAL596100.0
165) What is your race or origin? White or Caucasian (BQ35_1) (RACE)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked254.2
1) Checked57395.8
Missing4 
TOTAL598100.0
166) What is your race or origin? Black or African American (BQ35_2) (RACE2)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked58698.0
1) Checked122.0
Missing4 
TOTAL598100.0
167) What is your race or origin? Indian (American) or Alaska Native (BQ35_3) (RACE3)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked59499.3
1) Checked40.7
Missing4 
TOTAL598100.0
168) What is your race or origin? Asian or Pacific Islander (BQ35_4) (RACE4)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked59499.3
1) Checked40.7
Missing4 
TOTAL598100.0
169) What is your race or origin? Hispanic, Latino/a or Spanish origin (BQ35_5) (RACE5)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked59699.7
1) Checked20.3
Missing4 
TOTAL598100.0
170) What is your race or origin? Some other race (BQ35_6) (RACE6)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked59799.8
1) Checked10.2
Missing4 
TOTAL598100.0
171) 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.) (BQ36) (INCOME)
TOTAL%
1) Less than $20,00071.3
2) $20,000-$29,999274.9
3) $30,000-$39,999407.3
4) $40,000-$49,999397.1
5) $50,000-$59,999549.8
6) $60,000-$69,999437.8
7) $70,000-$79,999458.2
8) $80,000-$89,999386.9
9) $90,000-$99,999397.1
10) $100,000-$124,9997313.3
11) $125,000-$149,999376.7
12) $150,000-$199,999315.6
13) $200,000-$249,999346.2
14) $250,000 or more427.7
Missing53 
TOTAL549100.0
172) 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) (BQ37A) (GIVING)
TOTAL%
1) No8414.2
2) Yes50985.8
Missing9 
TOTAL593100.0
173) If GIVING = YES: Estimate how much. (BQ37A1) (AMTGIVE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL5196588.85444204
174) 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 (BQ37B) (CAPCAMP)
TOTAL%
1) No24244.2
2) Yes30655.8
Missing54 
TOTAL548100.0
175) If CAPCAMP = YES: Estimate how much. (BQ37B1) (AMTCAP)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL2557455.52264745
176) 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). (BQ37C) (SPECAPP)
TOTAL%
1) No12922.6
2) Yes44177.4
Missing32 
TOTAL570100.0
177) If SPECAPP = YES: Estimate how much. (BQ37C1) (AMTSPEC)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL44216095.477124954
178) 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. (BQ37D) (PCUSADIR)
TOTAL%
1) No32460.4
2) Yes21239.6
Missing66 
TOTAL536100.0
179) If PCUSADIR = YES: Estimate how much. (BQ37D1) (AMTPCUSA)
TOTAL%
0) 010.6
5) 510.6
10) 1063.9
15) 1531.9
20) 2095.8
25) 25159.7
40) 4053.2
48) 4810.6
50) 502415.5
55) 5510.6
60) 6063.9
95) 9510.6
100) 1004428.4
110) 11010.6
120) 12021.3
200) 200106.5
250) 25031.9
275) 27510.6
300) 30053.2
360) 36010.6
500) 50031.9
900) 90010.6
1000) 100010.6
1500) 150021.3
2000) 200010.6
3300) 330010.6
4000) 400010.6
8000) 800010.6
999999) Don't know42.6
Missing447 
TOTAL155100.0
180) 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). (BQ37E) (OUTPCUSA)
TOTAL%
1) No28251.6
2) Yes26448.4
Missing56 
TOTAL546100.0
181) If OUTPCUSA = YES: Estimate how much. (BQ37E1) (ALLCAUSE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL2161245.1814973
182) 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.) (BQ37F) (NONRELIG)
TOTAL%
1) No11319.5
2) Yes46680.5
Missing23 
TOTAL579100.0
183) If NONRELIG = YES: Estimate how much (BQ37F1) (AMTNOREL)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL47412422.331102424
184) State (99 = Not given) (STATE)
185) Region of residents (imputed from mailing address) (REGION)
TOTAL%
1) Northeast9115.2
2) Midwest15826.4
3) South25843.1
4) West9115.2
Missing4 
TOTAL598100.0
186) I-AGE: What is your current age? (BQ22) (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-AGE)
TOTAL%
1) Less than 35122.0
2) 35 to 4910417.4
3) 50 to 6423839.9
4) 65 and up24240.6
Missing6 
TOTAL596100.0
187) I-GENDER: What is your gender? (BQ21) (for use with online analysis) (I-GENDER)
TOTAL%
1) Female31152.1
2) Male28647.9
Missing5 
TOTAL597100.0
188) 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.) (BQ36) (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-INCOME)
TOTAL%
1) Less than $20,00071.3
2) $20,000-$49,99910619.3
3) $50,000-$99,99921939.9
4) $100,000 or more21739.5
Missing53 
TOTAL549100.0
189) I-PARTYID: Generally speaking, do you think of yourself as a Democrat, Independent, Republican or other? (BQ33) (for use with online analysis) (I-PARTYID)
TOTAL%
1) Democrat17429.6
2) Independent11018.7
3) Republican28748.9
4) Other162.7
Missing15 
TOTAL587100.0
190) I-REGION: Region of residents (imputed from mailing address) (for use with online analysis) (I-REGION)
TOTAL%
1) Northeast9115.2
2) Midwest15826.4
3) South25843.1
4) West9115.2
Missing4 
TOTAL598100.0