Presbyterian Panel Survey, May 2009 - The Environment, Members

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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 serious16035.9
2) No more serious than others22951.3
3) One of the least serious388.5
4) Don't know194.3
Missing9 
TOTAL446100.0
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 serious21147.3
2) No more serious than others14031.4
3) One of the least serious7817.5
4) Don't know173.8
Missing9 
TOTAL446100.0
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 serious11225.2
2) No more serious than others20345.7
3) One of the least serious10724.1
4) Don't know225.0
Missing11 
TOTAL444100.0
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 serious26760.4
2) No more serious than others13831.2
3) One of the least serious296.6
4) Don't know81.8
Missing13 
TOTAL442100.0
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 serious22750.7
2) No more serious than others17037.9
3) One of the least serious4610.3
4) Don't know51.1
Missing7 
TOTAL448100.0
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 serious21046.9
2) No more serious than others19242.9
3) One of the least serious347.6
4) Don't know122.7
Missing7 
TOTAL448100.0
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 serious15434.5
2) No more serious than others17639.4
3) One of the least serious8619.2
4) Don't know316.9
Missing8 
TOTAL447100.0
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 serious10824.4
2) No more serious than others19544.0
3) One of the least serious11125.1
4) Don't know296.5
Missing12 
TOTAL443100.0
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 serious9120.3
2) No more serious than others21648.2
3) One of the least serious9421.0
4) Don't know4710.5
Missing7 
TOTAL448100.0
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 serious15735.6
2) No more serious than others20446.3
3) One of the least serious6314.3
4) Don't know173.9
Missing14 
TOTAL441100.0
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 serious17539.3
2) No more serious than others19644.0
3) One of the least serious439.7
4) Don't know317.0
Missing10 
TOTAL445100.0
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 serious2524.8
2) No more serious than others1514.9
3) One of the least serious55.0
4) Don't know5655.4
Missing354 
TOTAL101100.0
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.)194.4
2) Climate change (global warming due to the 'greenhouse effect')10624.7
3) Consumer demand for more material goods in the United States and other wealthy nations204.7
4) Consumption of oil, gas and other nonrenewable resources11727.3
5) Destruction of natural areas and wildlife habits from human encroachment214.9
6) Environmental contamination from chemical waste disposal337.7
7) Environmental contamination from nuclear waste disposal102.3
8) Loss of species through extinction51.2
9) Mountaintop removal as part of the mining of coal, iron, copper, etc.20.5
10) Rapid population growth5412.6
11) Uneven distribution of water resources (both clean water and water, in general)358.2
12) Other71.6
Missing26 
TOTAL429100.0
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.)378.7
2) Climate change (global warming due to the 'greenhouse effect')6816.0
3) Consumer demand for more materials goods in the United States and other wealthy nations255.9
4) Consumption of oil, gas and other nonrenewable resources8921.0
5) Destruction of natural areas and wildlife habitats from human encroachment4711.1
6) Environmental contamination from chemical waste disposal5011.8
7) Environmental contamination from nuclear waste disposal235.4
8) Loss of species through extinction133.1
9) Mountaintop removal as part of the mining of coal, iron, copper, etc.51.2
10) Rapid population growth307.1
11) Uneven distribution of water resources (both clean water and water, in general)327.5
12) Other51.2
Missing31 
TOTAL424100.0
15) Is there solid evidence the earth is warming? (Q4) (WARMING)
TOTAL%
1) Yes24253.7
2) No6915.3
3) Mixed evidence11826.2
4) Don't know224.9
Missing4 
TOTAL451100.0
16) IF WARMING = YES: Why is the earth warming? Please check only one. (Q4A) (WARMWHY)
TOTAL%
1) Because of human activity16857.7
2) Because of natural patterns6422.0
3) Don't know the cause5920.3
Missing164 
TOTAL291100.0
17) Do you or another family member in your household own your home? (Q5) (OWNHOME)
TOTAL%
1) Yes42393.8
2) No286.2
Missing4 
TOTAL451100.0
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) Yes317.9
2) No35490.3
3) Not sure71.8
Missing63 
TOTAL392100.0
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) Yes30.8
2) No38698.7
3) Not sure20.5
Missing64 
TOTAL391100.0
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) Yes8621.9
2) No30477.4
3) Not sure30.8
Missing62 
TOTAL393100.0
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) Yes11228.2
2) No28170.8
3) Not sure41.0
Missing58 
TOTAL397100.0
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 sure22253.8
2) Yes19146.2
Missing42 
TOTAL413100.0
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 times7737.9
2) Monthly2914.3
3) Weekly5828.6
4) At least daily3617.7
5) Not sure31.5
Missing252 
TOTAL203100.0
24) In the last 12 months, have you personally done the following: Composted food waste? (Q7B1) (COMPOST1)
TOTAL%
1) No or not sure30473.1
2) Yes11226.9
Missing39 
TOTAL416100.0
25) IF COMPOST1 = YES: How often [in the last 12 months have you composted food waste]? (Q7B2) (COMPOST2)
TOTAL%
1) Once, or a few times3127.9
2) Monthly54.5
3) Weekly2623.4
4) At least daily4641.4
5) Not sure32.7
Missing344 
TOTAL111100.0
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 sure286.7
2) Yes39193.3
Missing36 
TOTAL419100.0
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 times174.8
2) Monthly339.3
3) Weekly12234.6
4) At least daily17850.4
5) Not sure30.8
Missing102 
TOTAL353100.0
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 sure9021.7
2) Yes32478.3
Missing41 
TOTAL414100.0
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 times13545.9
2) Monthly5117.3
3) Weekly7726.2
4) At least daily134.4
5) Not sure186.1
Missing161 
TOTAL294100.0
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 sure4811.3
2) Yes37588.7
Missing32 
TOTAL423100.0
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 times3711.9
2) Monthly289.0
3) Weekly5116.3
4) At least daily19161.2
5) Not sure51.6
Missing143 
TOTAL312100.0
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 sure37184.9
2) Yes6615.1
Missing18 
TOTAL437100.0
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 times4069.0
2) Monthly1017.2
3) Weekly23.4
5) Not sure610.3
Missing397 
TOTAL58100.0
34) In the last 12 months, have you personally done the following: Other environment-related practice? (Q7G1) (OTHERP1)
TOTAL%
1) No or not sure10359.9
2) Yes6940.1
Missing283 
TOTAL172100.0
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 times613.3
2) Monthly511.1
3) Weekly613.3
4) At least daily1635.6
5) Not sure1226.7
Missing410 
TOTAL45100.0
36) Do you serve or regularly attend worship at a PC(USA) congregation? (Q8) (ATTENDR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes40190.3
2) No439.7
Missing11 
TOTAL444100.0
37) IF ATTENDR = YES: Does your congregation own its own building? (Q9) (OWNBLDG)
TOTAL%
1) Yes37194.2
2) No143.6
3) Not sure92.3
Missing61 
TOTAL394100.0
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) Yes12332.7
2) No13636.2
3) Not sure11731.1
Missing79 
TOTAL376100.0
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) Yes71.9
2) No21056.3
3) Not sure15641.8
Missing82 
TOTAL373100.0
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) Yes20755.1
2) No5514.6
3) Not sure11430.3
Missing79 
TOTAL376100.0
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) Yes4712.6
2) No13034.8
3) Not sure19752.7
Missing81 
TOTAL374100.0
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) Yes307.9
2) No18248.0
3) Not sure16744.1
Missing76 
TOTAL379100.0
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) Yes6116.4
2) No17647.2
3) Not sure13636.5
Missing82 
TOTAL373100.0
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) Yes7419.8
2) No17546.8
3) Not sure12533.4
Missing81 
TOTAL374100.0
45) IF OWNBLDG = YES: Are you aware of the PC(USA)'s Electric Stewardship program? (Q11) (STEWARD1)
TOTAL%
1) Yes205.4
2) No35194.6
Missing84 
TOTAL371100.0
46) IF STEWARD1 = YES: Is your congregation an Electric Steward congregation? (Q11A) (STEWARD2)
TOTAL%
1) Yes65.8
2) No2019.2
3) Don't know7875.0
Missing351 
TOTAL104100.0
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) Yes307.6
2) No24462.1
3) Not sure11930.3
Missing62 
TOTAL393100.0
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) Yes6416.3
2) No22958.3
3) Not sure10025.4
Missing62 
TOTAL393100.0
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) Yes9524.7
2) No17044.2
3) Not sure12031.2
Missing70 
TOTAL385100.0
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) Yes8321.2
2) No21755.4
3) Not sure9223.5
Missing63 
TOTAL392100.0
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) Yes22758.2
2) No6115.6
3) Not sure10226.2
Missing65 
TOTAL390100.0
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 hard-copy newsletters? (Q12F) (NEWSCONG)
TOTAL%
1) Yes26968.4
2) No7719.6
3) Not sure4712.0
Missing62 
TOTAL393100.0
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) Yes17043.1
2) No11228.4
3) Not sure11228.4
Missing61 
TOTAL394100.0
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) Yes1114.3
2) No1924.7
3) Not sure4761.0
Missing378 
TOTAL77100.0
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 familiar439.7
2) Generally familiar8920.0
3) Slightly familiar10724.0
4) Not at all familiar20646.3
Missing10 
TOTAL445100.0
56) IF CAPCARB1 = 1-3: Do you support or oppose the establishment of such a system? (Q13A) (CAPCARB2)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly support3612.3
2) Somewhat support5920.2
3) Neither support nor oppose4114.0
4) Somewhat oppose3411.6
5) Strongly oppose7124.3
6) Not sure5117.5
Missing163 
TOTAL292100.0
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 support19343.3
2) Somewhat support11826.5
3) Neither support nor oppose388.5
4) Somewhat oppose143.1
5) Strongly oppose4810.8
6) Not sure357.8
Missing9 
TOTAL446100.0
58) How willing would you be to: Pay much higher prices to protect the environment? (Q15A) (HIPRICES)
TOTAL%
1) Very willing5412.2
2) Fairly willing17940.3
3) Neither willing nor unwilling8519.1
4) Not very willing6113.7
5) Not at all willing4610.4
6) No opinion194.3
Missing11 
TOTAL444100.0
59) How willing would you be to: Pay much higher taxes to protect the environment? (Q15B) (HITAXES)
TOTAL%
1) Very willing4510.1
2) Fairly willing14332.2
3) Neither willing nor unwilling8318.7
4) Not very willing7917.8
5) Not at all wiling7316.4
6) No opinion214.7
Missing11 
TOTAL444100.0
60) Do you consider yourself to be an environmentalist? (Q16) (ENVIRIST)
TOTAL%
1) Yes25256.6
2) No14332.1
3) Not sure5011.2
Missing10 
TOTAL445100.0
61) IF ENVIRIST = YES: Would you say that you are a strong environmentalist? (Q16A) (ENSTRONG)
TOTAL%
1) Yes8130.6
2) No14153.2
3) Not sure4316.2
Missing190 
TOTAL265100.0
62) Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Environmental issues are appropriate social concerns for the church. (Q17A) (CONCERNS)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree12227.2
2) Somewhat agree18741.7
3) Neither agree nor disagree5412.1
4) Somewhat disagree398.7
5) Strongly disagree316.9
6) No opinion153.3
Missing7 
TOTAL448100.0
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 agree5913.3
2) Somewhat agree12027.0
3) Neither agree nor disagree8819.8
4) Somewhat disagree10924.5
5) Strongly disagree5311.9
6) No opinion153.4
Missing11 
TOTAL444100.0
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 agree6715.3
2) Somewhat agree14031.9
3) Neither agree nor disagree11626.4
4) Somewhat disagree4410.0
5) Strongly disagree5211.8
6) No opinion204.6
Missing16 
TOTAL439100.0
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 agree13129.4
2) Somewhat agree16236.3
3) Neither agree nor disagree5813.0
4) Somewhat disagree439.6
5) Strongly disagree439.6
6) No opinion92.0
Missing9 
TOTAL446100.0
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 likely18341.2
2) Somewhat likely7917.8
3) Neither likely nor unlikely225.0
4) Somewhat unlikely5813.1
5) Very unlikely9822.1
6) No opinion40.9
Missing11 
TOTAL444100.0
67) IF WEBONLY = 4-5: Why? (Please check all that apply.) Don't have access to a computer (Q18A_1) (NOACCWEB)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked41591.2
1) Checked408.8
TOTAL455100.0
68) IF WEBONLY = 4-5: Why? (Please check all that apply.) Don't have access to the Internet (Q18A_2) (NOINTWEB)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked41591.2
1) Checked408.8
TOTAL455100.0
69) IF WEBONLY = 4-5: Why? (Please check all that apply.) Don't receive email (Q18A_3) (NOEMLWEB)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked41791.6
1) Checked388.4
TOTAL455100.0
70) IF WEBONLY = 4-5: Why? (Please check all that apply.) Not comfortable using a computer (Q18A_4) (NCOMFWEB)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked40188.1
1) Checked5411.9
TOTAL455100.0
71) IF WEBONLY = 4-5: Why? (Please check all that apply.) Prefer completing printed questionnaires (Q18A_5) (PRINTWEB)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked36680.4
1) Checked8919.6
TOTAL455100.0
72) IF WEBONLY = 4-5: Why? (Please check all that apply.) Slow Internet access (Q18A_6) (SLOWWEB)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked44096.7
1) Checked153.3
TOTAL455100.0
73) IF WEBONLY = 4-5: Why? (Please check all that apply.) Too much trouble (Q18A_7) (TROUBWEB)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked42292.7
1) Checked337.3
TOTAL455100.0
74) IF WEBONLY = 4-5: Why? (Please check all that apply.) Other (Q18A_8) (OTHERWEB)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked42192.5
1) Checked347.5
TOTAL455100.0
75) Survey number (CDSRVNUM)
76) Survey form (SURVEY)
TOTAL%
1) Paper36279.6
2) Web9320.4
TOTAL455100.0
77) Sample (SAMPLE)
TOTAL%
1) Members455100.0
TOTAL455100.0
78) How many years have you been a member of your current congregation? (BQ1) (YRMEM)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL44323.07218
79) How far do you live from your congregation [in miles]? (BQ2) (MILES)
TOTAL%
0) Less than one mile378.3
1) 15412.1
2) 26013.5
3) 35712.8
4) 4419.2
5) 54610.3
6) 6163.6
7) 7194.3
8) 8143.1
9) 951.1
10) 10347.6
11) 1120.4
12) 12112.5
13) 1320.4
15) 15102.2
16) 1610.2
17) 1730.7
18) 1820.4
19) 1910.2
20) 2071.6
22) 2210.2
23) 2310.2
25) 2571.6
30) 3051.1
35) 3510.2
50) 5020.4
60) 6010.2
71) 7110.2
100) 10010.2
320) 32010.2
810) 81010.2
1150) 115010.2
4000) 400010.2
Missing9 
TOTAL446100.0
80) What is the approximate number of members in your congregation? (BQ3) (NUMMEM)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL4032492.8293728
81) Have you ever been ordained an elder in the Presbyterian Church? (BQ4) (ORDELDER)
TOTAL%
1) Yes18541.1
2) No26558.9
Missing5 
TOTAL450100.0
82) IF ORDELDER = YES: Are you currently serving on session? (BQ4A) (ELDERSER)
TOTAL%
1) Yes207.7
2) No24092.3
Missing195 
TOTAL260100.0
83) Have you ever been ordained a deacon in the Presbyterian Church? (BQ5) (ORDDEACN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes16637.1
2) No28262.9
Missing7 
TOTAL448100.0
84) IF ORDDEACN = YES: Are you currently serving on the board of deacons? (BQ5A) (DECONSER)
TOTAL%
1) Yes3314.0
2) No20386.0
Missing219 
TOTAL236100.0
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 checked42694.0
1) Checked276.0
Missing2 
TOTAL453100.0
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 checked34275.5
1) Checked11124.5
Missing2 
TOTAL453100.0
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 checked44097.1
1) Checked132.9
Missing2 
TOTAL453100.0
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 checked41892.3
1) Checked357.7
Missing2 
TOTAL453100.0
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 checked34876.8
1) Checked10523.2
Missing2 
TOTAL453100.0
90) Which other positions, if any, do you currently hold in the church? Organist or choir director (BQ6_6) (POSORGAN)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked44498.0
1) Checked92.0
Missing2 
TOTAL453100.0
91) Which other positions, if any, do you currently hold in the church? Member of choir (BQ6_7) (POSCHOIR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked38685.2
1) Checked6714.8
Missing2 
TOTAL453100.0
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 checked39587.2
1) Checked5812.8
Missing2 
TOTAL453100.0
93) Which other positions, if any, do you currently hold in the church? Other (BQ6_9) (POSOTHR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked36981.5
1) Checked8418.5
Missing2 
TOTAL453100.0
94) How often do you generally attend Sunday worship at your congregation? (BQ7) (WORSHIP)
TOTAL%
1) Never20.4
2) Less than once a year71.6
3) About once or twice a year122.7
4) Several times a year245.3
5) About once a month184.0
6) Two to three times a month6815.1
7) Nearly every week18941.9
8) Every week13129.0
Missing4 
TOTAL451100.0
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 hours11828.3
2) One to two hours10625.4
3) Three to four hours7117.0
4) Five to six hours5312.7
5) Seven or more hours6916.5
Missing38 
TOTAL417100.0
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 hours13933.9
2) One to two hours9823.9
3) Three to four hours7017.1
4) Five to six hours4210.2
5) Seven or more hours6114.9
Missing45 
TOTAL410100.0
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 hours23460.5
2) One to two hours6917.8
3) Three to four hours4411.4
4) Five to six hours164.1
5) Seven or more hours246.2
Missing68 
TOTAL387100.0
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 hours17945.1
2) One to two hours9022.7
3) Three to four hours4411.1
4) Five to six hours348.6
5) Seven or more hours5012.6
Missing58 
TOTAL397100.0
99) How old were you when you first began regularly attending a Presbyterian church? (BQ9) (AGEPCUSE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL44021.65519
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) Baptist398.8
2) Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)112.5
3) Episcopal92.0
4) Lutheran255.6
5) Methodist7116.0
6) Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), PCUS, UPCUSA, or UPCNA18140.7
7) Other Presbyterian40.9
8) Reformed102.2
9) Roman Catholic317.0
10) UCC (United Church of Christ/Congregational)235.2
11) Independent or non-denominational40.9
12) None81.8
13) Other296.5
Missing10 
TOTAL445100.0
101) Approximately how often do you engage in the following activities: Read the Bible privately? (BQ11A) (BIBLEPRI)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/almost daily6715.4
2) Several times a week5212.0
3) Weekly4610.6
4) Several times a month5913.6
5) Once a month399.0
6) Less than once a month10824.9
7) Never6314.5
Missing21 
TOTAL434100.0
102) Approximately how often do you engage in the following activities: Pray privately? (BQ11B) (PRAYPRI)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/almost daily27261.8
2) Several times a week7015.9
3) Weekly153.4
4) Several times a month409.1
5) Once a month143.2
6) Less than once a month173.9
7) Never122.7
Missing15 
TOTAL440100.0
103) Approximately how often do you engage in the following activities: Attend a Bible study or prayer group? (BQ11C) (BIBLESTY)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/almost daily30.7
2) Several times a week112.7
3) Weekly8921.4
4) Several times a month245.8
5) Once a month4510.8
6) Less than once a month6415.4
7) Never17943.1
Missing40 
TOTAL415100.0
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 daily4610.9
2) Several times a week337.8
3) Weekly399.2
4) Several times a month4911.6
5) Once a month255.9
6) Less than once a month8219.4
7) Never14835.1
Missing33 
TOTAL422100.0
105) Approximately how often do you engage in the following activities: Read devotional materials or religious books? (BQ11E) (DEVOTMAT)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/almost daily6314.8
2) Several times a week4410.3
3) Weekly255.9
4) Several times a month6715.7
5) Once a month337.7
6) Less than once a month10725.1
7) Never8820.6
Missing28 
TOTAL427100.0
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 daily153.6
2) Several times a week174.1
3) Weekly194.6
4) Several times a month317.5
5) Once a month276.5
6) Less than once a month7217.4
7) Never23356.3
Missing41 
TOTAL414100.0
107) Approximately how often do you engage in the following activities: Say grace before meals? (BQ11G) (SAYGRACE)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/almost daily19544.0
2) Several times a week5211.7
3) Weekly153.4
4) Several times a month5211.7
5) Once a month265.9
6) Less than once a month6414.4
7) Never398.8
Missing12 
TOTAL443100.0
108) Which one of the following terms best describes your current stand on theological issues? (BQ12) (ISSUES)
TOTAL%
1) Very conservative316.9
2) Conservative11225.1
3) Moderate19142.7
4) Liberal8418.8
5) Very liberal296.5
Missing8 
TOTAL447100.0
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) Yes27060.3
2) No17839.7
Missing7 
TOTAL448100.0
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) Yes17840.4
2) No26359.6
Missing14 
TOTAL441100.0
111) IF EXPERIEN = YES: How old were you when this happened? (BQ14A) (AGEEXPER)
TOTAL%
3) 310.6
4) 410.6
5) 510.6
6) 621.2
7) 710.6
8) 863.5
9) 952.9
10) 1074.1
11) 1195.2
12) 121810.5
13) 1384.7
14) 1495.2
15) 1595.2
16) 16116.4
17) 17105.8
18) 1863.5
19) 1931.7
20) 2042.3
21) 2142.3
22) 2221.2
23) 2321.2
24) 2421.2
26) 2621.2
27) 2763.5
28) 2810.6
30) 3052.9
31) 3121.2
32) 3231.7
34) 3410.6
35) 3531.7
36) 3610.6
38) 3810.6
39) 3910.6
40) 4042.3
41) 4131.7
42) 4231.7
43) 4321.2
45) 4510.6
48) 4810.6
50) 5031.7
51) 5110.6
53) 5310.6
57) 5710.6
60) 6010.6
63) 6310.6
65) 6510.6
68) 6810.6
99) Don't know10.6
Missing283 
TOTAL172100.0
112) In the past year, have you invited someone to attend worship at your congregation? (BQ15) (INVITEW)
TOTAL%
1) Yes27561.1
2) No17538.9
Missing5 
TOTAL450100.0
113) IF INVITEW = YES: How many people would you estimate you have invited in the past year? (BQ15A) (NUMINVIT)
TOTAL%
1) 13413.0
2) 26725.7
3) 34617.6
4) 43914.9
5) 5238.8
6) 6207.7
7) 751.9
8) 851.9
10) 10114.2
11) 1110.4
12) 1210.4
15) 1510.4
20) 2020.8
30) 3010.4
97) A few/several41.5
99) Don't know10.4
Missing194 
TOTAL261100.0
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.6614.8
2) The Bible is the word of God, to be interpreted in the light of its historical and cultural context.21548.3
3) The Bible is the word of God, to be interpreted in the light of its historical context and the Church's teachings.15133.9
4) The Bible is not the word of God.132.9
Missing10 
TOTAL445100.0
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 agree27962.1
2) Agree10824.1
3) Neutral or not sure5512.2
4) Disagree61.3
5) Strongly disagree10.2
Missing6 
TOTAL449100.0
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 agree20445.5
2) Agree10523.4
3) Neutral or not sure10623.7
4) Disagree245.4
5) Strongly disagree92.0
Missing7 
TOTAL448100.0
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 agree5111.6
2) Agree11526.1
3) Neutral or not sure10924.8
4) Disagree12127.5
5) Strongly disagree4410.0
Missing15 
TOTAL440100.0
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 agree439.6
2) Agree12227.4
3) Neutral or not sure8017.9
4) Disagree11626.0
5) Strongly disagree8519.1
Missing9 
TOTAL446100.0
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 agree16236.4
2) Agree9922.2
3) Neutral or not sure8519.1
4) Disagree6915.5
5) Strongly disagree306.7
Missing10 
TOTAL445100.0
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 agree10623.8
2) Agree6213.9
3) Neutral or not sure11225.1
4) Disagree8819.7
5) Strongly disagree7817.5
Missing9 
TOTAL446100.0
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) Yes28262.8
2) No16737.2
Missing6 
TOTAL449100.0
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.17739.5
2) Approve the new amendment and change the Book of Order.13730.6
3) Not sure13429.9
Missing7 
TOTAL448100.0
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, definitely11225.1
2) Yes, probably10122.6
3) Not sure449.8
4) No, probably not6213.9
5) No, definitely not12828.6
Missing8 
TOTAL447100.0
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, definitely10924.4
2) Yes, probably9220.6
3) Not sure4810.7
4) No, probably not6414.3
5) No, definitely not13430.0
Missing8 
TOTAL447100.0
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, definitely8218.4
2) Yes, probably6414.4
3) Not sure6815.3
4) No, probably not5412.1
5) No, definitely not17739.8
Missing10 
TOTAL445100.0
126) What is your gender? (BQ21) (GENDER_D)
TOTAL%
1) Female29164.2
2) Male16235.8
Missing2 
TOTAL453100.0
127) What is your current age? (BQ22) (AGE_D)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL45162.57616
128) What is your current marital status? (BQ23) (MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Not married11625.6
2) Married33774.4
Missing2 
TOTAL453100.0
129) IF MARITAL = 1: Have you ever been married? ('Checked' indicates 'no, never married') (BQ23A1) (MARRY)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked42694.0
1) Checked276.0
Missing2 
TOTAL453100.0
130) IF MARITAL = 1: Were you ever married, but [are] now widowed? (BQ23A2) (MARRY_A)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked38985.9
1) Checked6414.1
Missing2 
TOTAL453100.0
131) IF MARITAL = 1: Were you ever married, but [are] now divorced? (BQ23A3) (MARRY_B)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked42694.0
1) Checked276.0
Missing2 
TOTAL453100.0
132) IF MARITAL = 2: Have you had a previous marriage (or marriages)? Yes, but [am] now widowed (BQ24_1) (PREMARY1)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked44197.4
1) Checked122.6
Missing2 
TOTAL453100.0
133) IF MARITAL = 2: Have you had a previous marriage (or marriages)? Yes, but [am] now divorced (BQ24_2) (PREMARY2)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked39687.4
1) Checked5712.6
Missing2 
TOTAL453100.0
134) IIF MARITAL = 2: Have you had a previous marriage (or marriages)? No (BQ24_3) (PREMARY3)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked18039.7
1) Checked27360.3
Missing2 
TOTAL453100.0
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) Baptist4714.0
2) Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)51.5
3) Episcopal72.1
4) Lutheran195.7
5) Methodist5014.9
6) Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), PCUS, UPCUSA, or UPCNA10431.0
7) Other Presbyterian30.9
8) Reformed72.1
9) Roman Catholic339.9
10) UCC (United Church of Christ/Congregational)144.2
11) Independent or non-denominational20.6
12) None123.6
13) Other329.6
Missing120 
TOTAL335100.0
136) Please list the current faith or denomination of your spouse. (BQ25B) (SFAITH2)
TOTAL%
2) Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)41.3
3) Episcopal10.3
4) Lutheran31.0
5) Methodist20.7
6) Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), PCUS, UPCUSA, or UPCNA26889.0
9) Roman Catholic62.0
11) Independent or non-denominational20.7
12) None124.0
13) Other31.0
Missing154 
TOTAL301100.0
137) How often does your spouse attend Sunday (or other weekly) worship at your congregation? (BQ26A) (SPWORSHA)
TOTAL%
1) Never113.3
2) Less than once a year92.7
3) About once or twice a year226.6
4) Several times a year216.3
5) About once a month154.5
6) Two to three times a month4313.0
7) Nearly every week11033.2
8) Every week10030.2
Missing124 
TOTAL331100.0
138) How often does your spouse attend Sunday (or other weekly) worship at another congregation? (BQ26B) (SPWORSHB)
TOTAL%
1) Never6147.3
2) Less than once a year1410.9
3) About once or twice a year2217.1
4) Several times a year1511.6
5) About once a month75.4
6) Two to three times a month10.8
7) Nearly every week43.1
8) Every week53.9
Missing326 
TOTAL129100.0
139) Please indicate your employment status: Employed full-time (BQ27A1) (FULL)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked30767.8
1) Checked14632.2
Missing2 
TOTAL453100.0
140) Please indicate your employment status: Employed part-time (BQ27B1) (PART)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked41792.1
1) Checked367.9
Missing2 
TOTAL453100.0
141) Please indicate your employment status: Self-employed (BQ27C1) (SELF)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked40890.1
1) Checked459.9
Missing2 
TOTAL453100.0
142) Please indicate your employment status: Unemployed (BQ27D1) (UNEMPLOY)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked44798.7
1) Checked61.3
Missing2 
TOTAL453100.0
143) Please indicate your employment status: Retired (BQ27E1) (RETIRED)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked24153.2
1) Checked21246.8
Missing2 
TOTAL453100.0
144) Please indicate your employment status: Full-time homemaker (BQ27F1) (HOMEMAK)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked40990.3
1) Checked449.7
Missing2 
TOTAL453100.0
145) Please indicate your employment status: Student (BQ27G1) (STUDENT)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked44598.2
1) Checked81.8
Missing2 
TOTAL453100.0
146) Please indicate your employment status: Other (BQ27H1) (EMPL_OTH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked44999.1
1) Checked40.9
Missing2 
TOTAL453100.0
147) If married, please indicate the employment status of your spouse: Employed full-time (BQ27A2) (SFULL)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked33173.1
1) Checked12226.9
Missing2 
TOTAL453100.0
148) If married, please indicate the employment status of your spouse: Employed part-time (BQ27B2) (SPART)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked42794.3
1) Checked265.7
Missing2 
TOTAL453100.0
149) If married, please indicate the employment status of your spouse: Self-employed (BQ27C2) (SSELF)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked42694.0
1) Checked276.0
Missing2 
TOTAL453100.0
150) If married, please indicate the employment status of your spouse: Unemployed (BQ27D2) (SUNEMPLY)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked44999.1
1) Checked40.9
Missing2 
TOTAL453100.0
151) If married, please indicate the employment status of your spouse: Retired (BQ27E2) (SRETIRED)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked30968.2
1) Checked14431.8
Missing2 
TOTAL453100.0
152) If married, please indicate the employment status of your spouse: Full-time homemaker (BQ27F2) (SHOMEMAK)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked42694.0
1) Checked276.0
Missing2 
TOTAL453100.0
153) If married, please indicate the employment status of your spouse: Student (BQ27G2) (SSTUDENT)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked45099.3
1) Checked30.7
Missing2 
TOTAL453100.0
154) If married, please indicate the employment status of your spouse: Other (BQ27H2) (SOTHER)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked44798.7
1) Checked61.3
Missing2 
TOTAL453100.0
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) 0156.6
1) 110.4
2) 210.4
5) 531.3
8) 820.9
9) 910.4
10) 1052.2
15) 1510.4
16) 1631.3
18) 1810.4
20) 2073.1
23) 2310.4
24) 2462.6
25) 2541.8
30) 30146.1
32) 3210.4
34) 3410.4
35) 3562.6
36) 3610.4
37) 3710.4
38) 3810.4
40) 406729.4
42) 4231.3
43) 4310.4
45) 45208.8
47) 4731.3
49) 4910.4
50) 503515.4
55) 5562.6
58) 5810.4
60) 6093.9
64) 6410.4
65) 6520.9
70) 7010.4
80) 8010.4
99) It varies/Don't know10.4
Missing227 
TOTAL228100.0
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) 2111.2
4) 10.5
7) 10.5
8) 10.5
10) 31.6
12) 31.6
15) 31.6
16) 10.5
18) 10.5
20) 137.0
24) 10.5
25) 10.5
28) 10.5
30) 52.7
32) 10.5
35) 42.1
40) 5026.7
42) 63.2
44) 10.5
45) 126.4
48) 10.5
50) 3016.0
55) 52.7
60) 168.6
65) 21.1
70) 10.5
75) 10.5
100) 10.5
Missing268 
TOTAL187100.0
157) How many children do you have? Include any legally adopted children; exclude stepchildren unless [they were] legally adopted. (BQ29) (CHILDREN)
TOTAL%
0) 5512.4
1) 6614.9
2) 16637.6
3) 9621.7
4) 368.1
5) 122.7
6) 81.8
8) 10.2
9) 20.5
Missing13 
TOTAL442100.0
158) What is the highest level of education completed by you? (BQ30A) (EDUC)
TOTAL%
1) Some high school or less51.1
2) High school diploma4710.5
3) Some college, but no degree6614.7
4) Associate's degree235.1
5) Bachelor's degree11625.8
6) Some graduate work5111.4
7) Graduate degree14131.4
Missing6 
TOTAL449100.0
159) What is the highest level of education completed by your spouse? (BQ30B) (SEDUC)
TOTAL%
1) Some high school or less61.8
2) High school diploma3510.3
3) Some college, but no degree5315.6
4) Associate's degree175.0
5) Bachelor's degree8725.7
6) Some graduate work195.6
7) Graduate degree12236.0
Missing116 
TOTAL339100.0
160) Check here if you live in a dormitory, nursing home or other institutional housing. (BQ31) (LIVEINST)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked44498.0
1) Checked92.0
Missing2 
TOTAL453100.0
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) 7417.1
2) 25558.9
3) 5612.9
4) 327.4
5) 143.2
6) 10.2
7) 10.2
Missing22 
TOTAL433100.0
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 alone7617.1
2) A single parent, living with one or more children132.9
3) A married couple, no children in household23152.0
4) A married couple, living with one or more children9922.3
5) Some other arrangement255.6
Missing11 
TOTAL444100.0
163) Generally speaking, do you think of yourself as a Democrat, Independent, Republican or other? (BQ33) (PARTYID)
TOTAL%
1) Democrat13430.2
2) Independent9321.0
3) Republican20345.8
4) Other132.9
Missing12 
TOTAL443100.0
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) Yes34877.3
2) No8919.8
3) Don't know112.4
4) Congregation does not use pledge cards20.4
Missing5 
TOTAL450100.0
165) What is your race or origin? White or Caucasian (BQ35_1) (RACE)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked224.9
1) Checked43195.1
Missing2 
TOTAL453100.0
166) What is your race or origin? Black or African American (BQ35_2) (RACE2)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked44999.1
1) Checked40.9
Missing2 
TOTAL453100.0
167) What is your race or origin? Indian (American) or Alaska Native (BQ35_3) (RACE3)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked44999.1
1) Checked40.9
Missing2 
TOTAL453100.0
168) What is your race or origin? Asian or Pacific Islander (BQ35_4) (RACE4)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked44297.6
1) Checked112.4
Missing2 
TOTAL453100.0
169) What is your race or origin? Hispanic, Latino/a or Spanish origin (BQ35_5) (RACE5)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked45199.6
1) Checked20.4
Missing2 
TOTAL453100.0
170) What is your race or origin? Some other race (BQ35_6) (RACE6)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked45099.3
1) Checked30.7
Missing2 
TOTAL453100.0
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 $20,000245.8
2) $20,000-$29,999378.9
3) $30,000-$39,999419.9
4) $40,000-$49,999245.8
5) $50,000-$59,999297.0
6) $60,000-$69,999235.5
7) $70,000-$79,999286.7
8) $80,000-$89,999297.0
9) $90,000-$99,999338.0
10) $100,000-$124,9995413.0
11) $125,000-$149,999317.5
12) $150,000-$199,999174.1
13) $200,000-$249,999174.1
14) $250,000 or more286.7
Missing40 
TOTAL415100.0
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) No6013.6
2) Yes38086.4
Missing15 
TOTAL440100.0
173) If GIVING = YES: Estimate how much. (BQ37A1) (AMTGIVE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL37519230.424125297
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) No22355.5
2) Yes17944.5
Missing53 
TOTAL402100.0
175) If CAPCAMP = YES: Estimate how much. (BQ37B1) (AMTCAP)
TOTAL%
0) 010.6
20) 2031.9
25) 2531.9
50) 5095.8
56) 5610.6
60) 6010.6
100) 1001811.6
150) 15010.6
190) 19010.6
200) 200127.7
250) 25021.3
260) 26010.6
300) 300117.1
400) 40010.6
500) 5002113.5
600) 60042.6
750) 75010.6
800) 80010.6
900) 90010.6
1000) 1000138.4
1040) 104010.6
1100) 110010.6
1152) 115210.6
1200) 120085.2
1300) 130010.6
1500) 150063.9
1600) 160010.6
2000) 200010.6
2600) 260010.6
3000) 300085.2
3500) 350010.6
4000) 400031.9
5000) 500042.6
5500) 550021.3
6000) 600010.6
10000) 1000010.6
15000) 1500021.3
17000) 1700010.6
25000) 2500010.6
45000) 4500010.6
50000) 5000010.6
999999) Don't know21.3
Missing300 
TOTAL155100.0
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) No11728.7
2) Yes29071.3
Missing48 
TOTAL407100.0
177) If SPECAPP = YES: Estimate how much. (BQ37C1) (AMTSPEC)
TOTAL%
0) 010.4
10) 1082.9
13) 1310.4
15) 1510.4
20) 20103.6
25) 2582.9
30) 3051.8
40) 4082.9
50) 503914.2
60) 6041.5
70) 7010.4
75) 7531.1
80) 8020.7
100) 1005921.5
120) 12010.4
125) 12520.7
150) 15051.8
175) 17510.4
200) 2003813.8
250) 25051.8
280) 28010.4
300) 300134.7
350) 35010.4
389) 38910.4
400) 40082.9
420) 42010.4
480) 48010.4
500) 500124.4
563) 56310.4
585) 58510.4
600) 60031.1
679) 67910.4
700) 70020.7
720) 72010.4
770) 77010.4
900) 90010.4
1000) 100062.2
1065) 106510.4
1200) 120010.4
1300) 130010.4
1390) 139010.4
1440) 144010.4
2000) 200031.1
2500) 250010.4
4841) 484110.4
5000) 500020.7
999999) Don't know62.2
Missing180 
TOTAL275100.0
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) No24360.6
2) Yes15839.4
Missing54 
TOTAL401100.0
179) If PCUSADIR = YES: Estimate how much. (BQ37D1) (AMTPCUSA)
TOTAL%
0) 010.9
10) 1043.4
12) 1210.9
15) 1521.7
20) 2065.2
25) 2597.8
30) 3021.7
50) 502824.1
60) 6021.7
75) 7521.7
85) 8510.9
100) 1002723.3
150) 15010.9
200) 2001311.2
400) 40021.7
500) 50021.7
1000) 100032.6
1355) 135510.9
1800) 180010.9
3550) 355010.9
4000) 400010.9
5239) 523910.9
8000) 800010.9
999999) Don't know43.4
Missing339 
TOTAL116100.0
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) No22255.5
2) Yes17844.5
Missing55 
TOTAL400100.0
181) If OUTPCUSA = YES: Estimate how much. (BQ37E1) (ALLCAUSE)
TOTAL%
0) 010.6
20) 2074.5
25) 25106.5
30) 3021.3
50) 501811.6
87) 8710.6
100) 1002012.9
120) 12010.6
144) 14410.6
150) 15031.9
175) 17510.6
200) 2001610.3
230) 23010.6
250) 25042.6
300) 30074.5
350) 35010.6
400) 40010.6
475) 47510.6
500) 500127.7
600) 60021.3
687) 68710.6
700) 70010.6
800) 80010.6
864) 86410.6
870) 87010.6
900) 90010.6
930) 93010.6
1000) 100031.9
1200) 120042.6
1500) 150031.9
1600) 160010.6
1720) 172010.6
2000) 200031.9
2050) 205010.6
2500) 250031.9
2570) 257010.6
3000) 300010.6
4000) 400021.3
4100) 410010.6
4500) 450021.3
5000) 500010.6
6000) 600021.3
7000) 700010.6
8000) 800010.6
10000) 1000021.3
12200) 1220010.6
12500) 1250010.6
25000) 2500021.3
999999) Don't know10.6
Missing300 
TOTAL155100.0
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) No7417.5
2) Yes35082.5
Missing31 
TOTAL424100.0
183) If NONRELIG = YES: Estimate how much (BQ37F1) (AMTNOREL)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL33516830.985121612
184) State (99 = Not given) (STATE)
185) Region of residents (imputed from mailing address) (REGION)
TOTAL%
1) Northeast7917.4
2) Midwest11425.2
3) South17739.1
4) West8318.3
Missing2 
TOTAL453100.0
186) I-AGE: What is your current age? (BQ22) (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-AGE)
TOTAL%
1) Less than 35224.9
2) 35 to 496614.6
3) 50 to 6414732.6
4) 65 and up21647.9
Missing4 
TOTAL451100.0
187) I-GENDER: What is your gender? (BQ21) (for use with online analysis) (I-GENDER)
TOTAL%
1) Female29164.2
2) Male16235.8
Missing2 
TOTAL453100.0
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 $20,000245.8
2) $20,000-$49,99910224.6
3) $50,000-$99,99914234.2
4) $100,000 or more14735.4
Missing40 
TOTAL415100.0
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) Democrat13430.2
2) Independent9321.0
3) Republican20345.8
4) Other132.9
Missing12 
TOTAL443100.0
190) I-REGION: Region of residents (imputed from mailing address) (for use with online analysis) (I-REGION)
TOTAL%
1) Northeast7917.4
2) Midwest11425.2
3) South17739.1
4) West8318.3
Missing2 
TOTAL453100.0