Presbyterian Panel Survey, February 2009 - The Sacraments, Elders

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All frequencies are raw numbers (no weights used).
1) Code survey number (CDSVNUM)
2) How recently did you attend a worship service that included celebration of the Lord's Supper? (Q1) (ATTLSUP)
TOTAL%
1) Within the last month65884.6
2) Around one month ago739.4
3) Two to three months ago425.4
4) Four to six months ago10.1
5) More than six months ago30.4
6) Never10.1
Missing1 
TOTAL778100.0
3) How were the elements served? Individuals came to the Table for intinction or a common cup (Q2_1) (ELEMS_A)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked49563.5
1) Checked28436.5
TOTAL779100.0
4) How were the elements served? Those serving distributed the elements to worshipers where they were (Q2_2) (ELEMS_B)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked20526.3
1) Checked57473.7
TOTAL779100.0
5) How were the elements served? Other (Q2_3) (ELEMS_C)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked76998.7
1) Checked101.3
TOTAL779100.0
6) How were the elements served? Don't remember (Q2_4) (ELEMS_D)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked77699.6
1) Checked30.4
TOTAL779100.0
7) What form of bread was used? A whole loaf, broken during distribution (Q3A_1) (BREAD_A)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked46459.6
1) Checked31540.4
TOTAL779100.0
8) What form of bread was used? Small pieces, broken before the service (Q3A_2) (BREAD_B)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked28837.0
1) Checked49163.0
TOTAL779100.0
9) What form of bread was used? Wafers (Q3A_3) (BREAD_C)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked68788.2
1) Checked9211.8
TOTAL779100.0
10) What form of bread was used? Other (Q3A_4) (BREAD_D)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked74195.1
1) Checked384.9
TOTAL779100.0
11) What form of bread was used? Don't remember (Q3A_5) (BREAD_E)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked779100.0
TOTAL779100.0
12) What form of fruit of the vine was used? Grape juice (Q3B_1) (FRUVIN_A)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked476.0
1) Checked73294.0
TOTAL779100.0
13) What form of fruit of the vine was used? Wine (Q3B_2) (FRUVIN_B)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked71491.7
1) Checked658.3
TOTAL779100.0
14) What form of fruit of the vine was used? Other (Q3B_3) (FRUVIN_C)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked77699.6
1) Checked30.4
TOTAL779100.0
15) What form of fruit of the vine was used? Don't remember (Q3B_4) (FRUVIN_D)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked77799.7
1) Checked20.3
TOTAL779100.0
16) Concerning the Lord's Supper, how often is it celebrated in your congregation? Every week (Q4A_1) (LSFREQ_A)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked73794.6
1) Checked425.4
TOTAL779100.0
17) Concerning the Lord's Supper, how often is it celebrated in your congregation? Once a month (Q4A_2) (LSFREQ_B)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked17222.1
1) Checked60777.9
TOTAL779100.0
18) Concerning the Lord's Supper, how often is it celebrated in your congregation? Every six weeks (Q4A_3) (LSFREQ_C)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked73394.1
1) Checked465.9
TOTAL779100.0
19) Concerning the Lord's Supper, how often is it celebrated in your congregation? Quarterly (Q4A_4) (LSFREQ_D)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked70390.2
1) Checked769.8
TOTAL779100.0
20) Concerning the Lord's Supper, how often is it celebrated in your congregation? Less often than quarterly (Q4A_5) (LSFREQ_E)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked77799.7
1) Checked20.3
TOTAL779100.0
21) Concerning the Lord's Supper, how often is it celebrated in your congregation? On feast days [special days and seasons] (Q4A_6) (LSFREQ_F)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked53869.1
1) Checked24130.9
TOTAL779100.0
22) Concerning the Lord's Supper, how often is it celebrated in your congregation? Never (Q4A_7) (LSFREQ_G)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked779100.0
TOTAL779100.0
23) Concerning the Lord's Supper, how often is it celebrated in your congregation? Don't know (Q4A_8) (LSFREQ_H)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked77699.6
1) Checked30.4
TOTAL779100.0
24) Concerning the Lord's Supper, how often is it celebrated in your congregation? Other (Q4A_9) (LSFREQ_I)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked77899.9
1) Checked10.1
TOTAL779100.0
25) Concerning the Lord's Supper, how often would you like it celebrated in your congregation? Every week (Q4B_1) (LSLIKE_A)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked70890.9
1) Checked719.1
TOTAL779100.0
26) Concerning the Lord's Supper, how often would you like it celebrated in your congregation? Once a month (Q4B_2) (LSLIKE_B)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked24531.5
1) Checked53468.5
TOTAL779100.0
27) Concerning the Lord's Supper, how often would you like it celebrated in your congregation? Every six weeks (Q4B_3) (LSLIKE_C)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked74395.4
1) Checked364.6
TOTAL779100.0
28) Concerning the Lord's Supper, how often would you like it celebrated in your congregation? Quarterly (Q4B_4) (LSLIKE_D)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked70089.9
1) Checked7910.1
TOTAL779100.0
29) Concerning the Lord's Supper, how often would you like it celebrated in your congregation? Less often than quarterly (Q4B_5) (LSLIKE_E)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked77899.9
1) Checked10.1
TOTAL779100.0
30) Concerning the Lord's Supper, how often would you like it celebrated in your congregation? On feast days [special days and seasons] (Q4B_6) (LSLIKE_F)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked55971.8
1) Checked22028.2
TOTAL779100.0
31) Concerning the Lord's Supper, how often would you like it celebrated in your congregation? Never (Q4B_7) (LSLIKE_G)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked779100.0
TOTAL779100.0
32) Concerning the Lord's Supper, how often would you like it celebrated in your congregation? Don't know (Q4B_8) (LSLIKE_H)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked75697.0
1) Checked233.0
TOTAL779100.0
33) How significant is each of these theological themes in your own personal understanding of the Lord's Supper? Thanksgiving to God (QP2_1A) (THXGIVNG)
TOTAL%
1) Very significant50166.0
2) Significant19525.7
3) Somewhat significant374.9
4) Not too significant141.8
5) Not at all significant30.4
6) No opinion40.5
7) Not familiar with theme50.7
Missing20 
TOTAL759100.0
34) How significant is each of these theological themes in your own personal understanding of the Lord's Supper? Remembrance of Jesus Christ (QP2_1B) (REMEMBR)
TOTAL%
1) Very significant68689.1
2) Significant678.7
3) Somewhat significant121.6
4) Not too significant10.1
5) Not at all significant10.1
6) No opinion30.4
Missing9 
TOTAL770100.0
35) How significant is each of these theological themes in your own personal understanding of the Lord's Supper? Invocation of the Holy Spirit (QP2_1C) (INVOCHS)
TOTAL%
1) Very significant34946.6
2) Significant23831.8
3) Somewhat significant10013.4
4) Not too significant293.9
5) Not at all significant60.8
6) No opinion182.4
7) Not familiar with theme91.2
Missing30 
TOTAL749100.0
36) How significant is each of these theological themes in your own personal understanding of the Lord's Supper? Communion of the faithful (QP2_1D) (COMFAITH)
TOTAL%
1) Very significant37349.7
2) Significant23030.6
3) Somewhat significant9312.4
4) Not too significant233.1
5) Not at all significant60.8
6) No opinion121.6
7) Not familiar with theme141.9
Missing28 
TOTAL751100.0
37) How significant is each of these theological themes in your own personal understanding of the Lord's Supper? Meal of the Kingdom (QP2_1E) (MEALKING)
TOTAL%
1) Very significant19325.7
2) Significant15420.5
3) Somewhat significant14519.3
4) Not too significant7510.0
5) Not at all significant304.0
6) No opinion324.3
7) Not familiar with theme12216.2
Missing28 
TOTAL751100.0
38) How significant is each of these theological themes in your own personal understanding of the Lord's Supper? Sign and seal of the Word (QP2_1F) (SUPPSIGN)
TOTAL%
1) Very significant23231.3
2) Significant17723.9
3) Somewhat significant13418.1
4) Not too significant608.1
5) Not at all significant223.0
6) No opinion293.9
7) Not familiar with theme8811.9
Missing37 
TOTAL742100.0
39) How significant is each of these theological themes in your own personal understanding of the Lord's Supper? Meal of the covenant community (QP2_1G) (MEALCOV)
TOTAL%
1) Very significant26835.4
2) Significant18324.2
3) Somewhat significant15019.8
4) Not too significant354.6
5) Not at all significant192.5
6) No opinion293.8
7) Not familiar with theme729.5
Missing23 
TOTAL756100.0
40) How significant is each of these theological themes in your own personal understanding of the Lord's Supper? Renewal of baptism (QP2_1H) (SUPRENEW)
TOTAL%
1) Very significant17523.8
2) Significant17523.8
3) Somewhat significant15921.6
4) Not too significant9713.2
5) Not at all significant648.7
6) No opinion304.1
7) Not familiar with theme354.8
Missing44 
TOTAL735100.0
41) How significant is each of these theological themes in your own personal understanding of the Lord's Supper? Spiritual nourishment in Christ (QP2_1I) (NOURISH)
TOTAL%
1) Very significant47361.9
2) Significant17723.2
3) Somewhat significant597.7
4) Not too significant212.7
5) Not at all significant91.2
6) No opinion172.2
7) Not familiar with theme81.0
Missing15 
TOTAL764100.0
42) How significant is each of these theological themes in your own personal understanding of the Lord's Supper? Mystical presence of Christ (QP2_1J) (MYSTICAL)
TOTAL%
1) Very significant27036.0
2) Significant17723.6
3) Somewhat significant9713.0
4) Not too significant618.1
5) Not at all significant557.3
6) No opinion435.7
7) Not familiar with theme466.1
Missing30 
TOTAL749100.0
43) How significant is each of these Bible passages for your own personal understanding of the Lord's Supper? The Passover of meal in Exodus [Exodus 12] (QP2_2A) (PASSOVER)
TOTAL%
1) Very significant19226.2
2) Significant20227.6
3) Somewhat significant16322.3
4) Not too significant11015.0
5) Not at all significant405.5
6) Not familiar with passage253.4
Missing47 
TOTAL732100.0
44) How significant is each of these Bible passages for your own personal understanding of the Lord's Supper? Manna in the wilderness [Exodus 16] (QP2_2B) (MANNA)
TOTAL%
1) Very significant8912.4
2) Significant17424.2
3) Somewhat significant21630.0
4) Not too significant14820.6
5) Not at all significant638.8
6) Not familiar with passage294.0
Missing60 
TOTAL719100.0
45) How significant is each of these Bible passages for your own personal understanding of the Lord's Supper? You prepare a table for me [Psalm 23] (QP2_2C) (PRPTABLE)
TOTAL%
1) Very significant28538.8
2) Significant21028.6
3) Somewhat significant13218.0
4) Not too significant547.4
5) Not at all significant334.5
6) Not familiar with passage202.7
Missing45 
TOTAL734100.0
46) How significant is each of these Bible passages for your own personal understanding of the Lord's Supper? The endtimes banquet [Isaiah 25] (QP2_2D) (BANQUET)
TOTAL%
1) Very significant679.5
2) Significant10815.3
3) Somewhat significant14821.0
4) Not too significant16122.9
5) Not at all significant8211.6
6) Not familiar with passage13819.6
Missing75 
TOTAL704100.0
47) How significant is each of these Bible passages for your own personal understanding of the Lord's Supper? The wedding at Cana [John 2] (QP2_2E) (WED_CANA)
TOTAL%
1) Very significant608.3
2) Significant13618.8
3) Somewhat significant17223.8
4) Not too significant19326.7
5) Not at all significant10214.1
6) Not familiar with passage598.2
Missing57 
TOTAL722100.0
48) How significant is each of these Bible passages for your own personal understanding of the Lord's Supper? The feeding of the multitude [Matthew 14] (QP2_2F) (FEEDMULT)
TOTAL%
1) Very significant15822.3
2) Significant19327.2
3) Somewhat significant16423.1
4) Not too significant11115.6
5) Not at all significant7310.3
6) Not familiar with passage111.5
Missing69 
TOTAL710100.0
49) How significant is each of these Bible passages for your own personal understanding of the Lord's Supper? I am the bread of life [John 6] (QP2_2G) (BREADLIF)
TOTAL%
1) Very significant50167.4
2) Significant17223.1
3) Somewhat significant506.7
4) Not too significant111.5
5) Not at all significant60.8
6) Not familiar with passage30.4
Missing36 
TOTAL743100.0
50) How significant is each of these Bible passages for your own personal understanding of the Lord's Supper? I am the vine; you are the branches [John 15] (QP2_2H) (VINBRNCH)
TOTAL%
1) Very significant36449.9
2) Significant19026.0
3) Somewhat significant9713.3
4) Not too significant456.2
5) Not at all significant243.3
6) Not familiar with passage101.4
Missing49 
TOTAL730100.0
51) How significant is each of these Bible passages for your own personal understanding of the Lord's Supper? Do this in remembrance of me [Luke 22] (QP2_2I) (DOTHIS)
TOTAL%
1) Very significant65987.7
2) Significant729.6
3) Somewhat significant121.6
4) Not too significant50.7
5) Not at all significant10.1
6) Not familiar with passage20.3
Missing28 
TOTAL751100.0
52) How significant is each of these Bible passages for your own personal understanding of the Lord's Supper? Commandment to love one another [John 13] (QP2_2J) (LOVANOTH)
TOTAL%
1) Very significant25234.9
2) Significant21429.6
3) Somewhat significant14319.8
4) Not too significant689.4
5) Not at all significant375.1
6) Not familiar with passage81.1
Missing57 
TOTAL722100.0
53) How significant is each of these Bible passages for your own personal understanding of the Lord's Supper? The road to Emmaus [Luke 24] (QP2_2K) (EMMAUS)
TOTAL%
1) Very significant9112.7
2) Significant15421.4
3) Somewhat significant19126.6
4) Not too significant13218.4
5) Not at all significant7210.0
6) Not familiar with passage7911.0
Missing60 
TOTAL719100.0
54) How significant is each of these Bible passages for your own personal understanding of the Lord's Supper? Breakfast beside the sea [John 21] (QP2_2L) (BREAKSEA)
TOTAL%
1) Very significant638.8
2) Significant14219.8
3) Somewhat significant19527.2
4) Not too significant15621.8
5) Not at all significant8912.4
6) Not familiar with passage719.9
Missing63 
TOTAL716100.0
55) How significant is each of these Bible passages for your own personal understanding of the Lord's Supper? The early church after Pentecost [Acts 2] (QP2_2M) (EARLYCH)
TOTAL%
1) Very significant10414.5
2) Significant16022.3
3) Somewhat significant19427.0
4) Not too significant12317.1
5) Not at all significant618.5
6) Not familiar with passage7710.7
Missing60 
TOTAL719100.0
56) How significant is each of these Bible passages for your own personal understanding of the Lord's Supper? Our paschal lamb, Christ [1 Corinthians 5] (QP2_2N) (PASCHAL)
TOTAL%
1) Very significant15922.4
2) Significant12517.6
3) Somewhat significant16022.6
4) Not too significant10014.1
5) Not at all significant578.0
6) Not familiar with passage10815.2
Missing70 
TOTAL709100.0
57) How significant is each of these Bible passages for your own personal understanding of the Lord's Supper? As often as you eat this bread [1 Corinthians 11] (QP2_2O) (CORINTHS)
TOTAL%
1) Very significant57376.2
2) Significant11815.7
3) Somewhat significant334.4
4) Not too significant91.2
5) Not at all significant70.9
6) Not familiar with passage121.6
Missing27 
TOTAL752100.0
58) How significant is each of these Bible passages for your own personal understanding of the Lord's Supper? The marriage supper of the Lamb [Revelation 19] (QP2_2P) (SUPPLAMB)
TOTAL%
1) Very significant8311.7
2) Significant11215.7
3) Somewhat significant16122.6
4) Not too significant13519.0
5) Not at all significant7610.7
6) Not familiar with passage14520.4
Missing67 
TOTAL712100.0
59) When you were baptized? (QP3_1) (WHENBAPT)
TOTAL%
1) As an infant (two years or less)45158.0
2) As a young child (three to seven years)425.4
3) As an older child (8 to 12 years)14018.0
4) As an adolescent (13 to 17 years)526.7
5) As an adult (18 years or older)628.0
6) Not baptized10.1
7) More than one option selected303.9
Missing1 
TOTAL778100.0
60) IF WHENBAPT = 1-5 OR 7: In what way were you baptized? (QP3_2) (HOWBAPT)
TOTAL%
1) By sprinkling from the hand55872.0
2) By pouring from a vessel273.5
3) By immersing in a pool11214.5
4) Other50.6
5) Don't know486.2
7) More than one option selected253.2
Missing4 
TOTAL775100.0
61) IF WHENBAPT = 1-5 OR 7: Were you baptized in a Presbyterian church or in another church? (QP3_3) (WHEREBAP)
TOTAL%
1) Presbyterian34745.4
2) Other church or faith group39952.2
3) Don't know91.2
7) More than one option selected101.3
Missing14 
TOTAL765100.0
62) IF WHEREBAP = 2: Which other church or faith group [were you baptized in]? (QP3_3A) (OTHRBAPT)
TOTAL%
1) Baptist9022.0
2) Disciples of Christ133.2
3) Episcopalian174.2
4) Lutheran338.1
5) Methodist10826.4
7) Other Presbyterian30.7
8) Reformed112.7
9) Roman Catholic5713.9
10) United Church of Christ225.4
11) Non-denominational51.2
13) All other5012.2
Missing370 
TOTAL409100.0
63) Have you witnessed or participated in a baptism in a Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) congregation within the past two years? (QP3_4) (WITNESS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes72693.7
2) No496.3
Missing4 
TOTAL775100.0
64) IF WITNESS = 1: At the most recent baptism you witnessed or participated in, how many people were baptized? (QP3_5) (NUMBAPT)
TOTAL%
1) 46972.6
2) 11317.5
3) 325.0
4) 172.6
5) 40.6
6) 50.8
7) 20.3
8) 20.3
16) 10.2
40) 10.2
Missing133 
TOTAL646100.0
65) IF WITNESS = 1: If you don't remember [how many people were baptized at the most recent baptism you witnessed or participated in], check here. (QP3_5A) (DKBAPT)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked73994.9
1) Checked405.1
TOTAL779100.0
66) IF WITNESS = 1: At the most recent baptism you witnessed or participated in, in which age group was the person(s) baptized? An infant [two years or less] (QP3_6_1) (AGEBAP_A)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked19525.0
1) Checked58475.0
TOTAL779100.0
67) IF WITNESS = 1: At the most recent baptism you witnessed or participated in, in which age group was the person(s) baptized? A young child [three to seven years] (QP3_6_2) (AGEBAP_B)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked71591.8
1) Checked648.2
TOTAL779100.0
68) IF WITNESS = 1: At the most recent baptism you witnessed or participated in, which age group was the person(s) baptized? An older child [8-12 years] (QP3_6_3) (AGEBAP_C)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked72793.3
1) Checked526.7
TOTAL779100.0
69) IF WITNESS = 1: At the most recent baptism you witnessed or participated in, which age group was the person(s) baptized? An adolescent [13-17 years] (QP3_6_4) (AGEBAP_D)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked74295.3
1) Checked374.7
TOTAL779100.0
70) IF WITNESS = 1: At the most recent baptism you witnessed or participated in, which age group was the person(s) baptized? An adult [18 years or older] (QP3_6_5) (AGEBAP_E)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked65383.8
1) Checked12616.2
TOTAL779100.0
71) IF WITNESS = 1: At the most recent baptism you witnessed or participated in, which age group was the person(s) baptized? Don't know or don't remember (QP3_6_6) (AGEBAP_F)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked77299.1
1) Checked70.9
TOTAL779100.0
72) IF WITNESS = 1: In what way was the water administered? (QP3_7) (HOWWATER)
TOTAL%
1) By sprinkling from the hand68094.1
2) By pouring from a vessel223.0
3) By immersion in a pool131.8
4) Other30.4
5) Don't know10.1
7) More than one option selected40.6
Missing56 
TOTAL723100.0
73) Ideally, would you like congregations to schedule baptisms whenever needed, even if it means they could occur on adjacent Sundays, or would you prefer them scheduled at intervals during the year? (QP3_8) (SCHEDBAP)
TOTAL%
1) Schedule when needed68388.5
2) Schedule at intervals648.3
3) No opinion253.2
Missing7 
TOTAL772100.0
74) IF SCHEDBAP = 2: How far apart should they take place, at a minimum? (QP3_8A) (BAPFAR)
TOTAL%
1) No more often than once a month5944.0
2) No more often than every six weeks2518.7
3) No more often than quarterly118.2
4) Less than quarterly but more than once a year21.5
5) Only once a year10.7
6) Only on feast days (special days and seasons)10.7
7) No opinion3526.1
Missing645 
TOTAL134100.0
75) How significant is each of these theological themes in your own personal understanding of Baptism? Participation in Christ's death and resurrection (QP4_1A) (BAPPART)
TOTAL%
1) Very significant35147.1
2) Significant20227.1
3) Somewhat significant8110.9
4) Not too significant557.4
5) Not at all significant283.8
6) No opinion182.4
7) Not familiar with theme111.5
Missing33 
TOTAL746100.0
76) How significant is each of these theological themes in your own personal understanding of Baptism? Conversion, pardon and cleansing (QP4_1B) (BAPCONV)
TOTAL%
1) Very significant38951.7
2) Significant19325.7
3) Somewhat significant8911.8
4) Not too significant456.0
5) Not at all significant172.3
6) No opinion101.3
7) Not familiar with theme91.2
Missing27 
TOTAL752100.0
77) How significant is each of these theological themes in your own personal understanding of Baptism? The gift of the Holy Spirit (QP4_1C) (BAPGIFT)
TOTAL%
1) Very significant47463.5
2) Significant17623.6
3) Somewhat significant557.4
4) Not too significant182.4
5) Not at all significant121.6
6) No opinion91.2
7) Not familiar with theme20.3
Missing33 
TOTAL746100.0
78) How significant is each of these theological themes in your own personal understanding of Baptism? Incorporation into the body of Christ (QP4_1D) (BAPINCOR)
TOTAL%
1) Very significant47464.1
2) Significant15821.4
3) Somewhat significant618.2
4) Not too significant182.4
5) Not at all significant81.1
6) No opinion111.5
7) Not familiar with theme101.4
Missing39 
TOTAL740100.0
79) How significant is each of these theological themes in your own personal understanding of Baptism? The sign of the Kingdom (QP4_1E) (BAPSIGNK)
TOTAL%
1) Very significant22330.3
2) Significant21529.3
3) Somewhat significant13117.8
4) Not too significant648.7
5) Not at all significant233.1
6) No opinion304.1
7) Not familiar with theme496.7
Missing44 
TOTAL735100.0
80) How significant is each of these theological themes in your own personal understanding of Baptism? Entry into covenant community or relationship (QP4_1F) (BAPENTRY)
TOTAL%
1) Very significant44258.6
2) Significant20026.5
3) Somewhat significant658.6
4) Not too significant141.9
5) Not at all significant50.7
6) No opinion101.3
7) Not familiar with theme182.4
Missing25 
TOTAL754100.0
81) How significant is each of these theological themes in your own personal understanding of Baptism? Sign and seal of the Word (QP4_1G) (BAPSSEAL)
TOTAL%
1) Very significant29740.0
2) Significant19726.5
3) Somewhat significant9913.3
4) Not too significant557.4
5) Not at all significant212.8
6) No opinion233.1
7) Not familiar with theme516.9
Missing36 
TOTAL743100.0
82) How significant is each of these theological themes in your own personal understanding of Baptism? Source of ministry, discipleship or vocation (QP4_1H) (BAPMINIS)
TOTAL%
1) Very significant16322.0
2) Significant19826.7
3) Somewhat significant16822.7
4) Not too significant8811.9
5) Not at all significant445.9
6) No opinion324.3
7) Not familiar with theme486.5
Missing38 
TOTAL741100.0
83) How significant is each of these Bible passages for your own personal understanding of Baptism? The creation of the world [Genesis 1-2] (QP4_2A) (BBCREATE)
TOTAL%
1) Very significant11315.3
2) Significant14019.0
3) Somewhat significant14820.1
4) Not too significant20828.2
5) Not at all significant11916.1
6) Not familiar with passage91.2
Missing42 
TOTAL737100.0
84) How significant is each of these Bible passages for your own personal understanding of Baptism? The flood in Genesis [Genesis 6-9] (QP4_2B) (BBFLOOD)
TOTAL%
1) Very significant7310.0
2) Significant12817.5
3) Somewhat significant16823.0
4) Not too significant22030.1
5) Not at all significant12717.4
6) Not familiar with passage152.1
Missing48 
TOTAL731100.0
85) How significant is each of these Bible passages for your own personal understanding of Baptism? Crossing the Red Sea [Exodus 14] (QP4_2C) (BBREDSEA)
TOTAL%
1) Very significant7710.6
2) Significant12216.8
3) Somewhat significant15521.3
4) Not too significant23732.6
5) Not at all significant12517.2
6) Not familiar with passage101.4
Missing53 
TOTAL726100.0
86) How significant is each of these Bible passages for your own personal understanding of Baptism? Crossing the Jordan [Joshua 3] (QP4_2D) (BBJORDAN)
TOTAL%
1) Very significant608.4
2) Significant11616.2
3) Somewhat significant17424.4
4) Not too significant22030.8
5) Not at all significant11616.2
6) Not familiar with passage283.9
Missing65 
TOTAL714100.0
87) How significant is each of these Bible passages for your own personal understanding of Baptism? The healing of Naaman [2 Kings 5] (QP4_2E) (BBNAAMAN)
TOTAL%
1) Very significant547.4
2) Significant11615.9
3) Somewhat significant15721.6
4) Not too significant18525.4
5) Not at all significant9212.6
6) Not familiar with passage12417.0
Missing51 
TOTAL728100.0
88) How significant is each of these Bible passages for your own personal understanding of Baptism? Come to the waters [Isaiah 55] (QP2_2F) (BBWATERS)
TOTAL%
1) Very significant12217.4
2) Significant17424.8
3) Somewhat significant16523.5
4) Not too significant10815.4
5) Not at all significant547.7
6) Not familiar with passage7811.1
Missing78 
TOTAL701100.0
89) How significant is each of these Bible passages for your own personal understanding of Baptism? Jesus' baptism by John [Matthew 3] (QP2_2G) (BBJOHN)
TOTAL%
1) Very significant60679.9
2) Significant12216.1
3) Somewhat significant222.9
4) Not too significant40.5
5) Not at all significant20.3
6) Not familiar with passage20.3
Missing21 
TOTAL758100.0
90) How significant is each of these Bible passages for your own personal understanding of Baptism? Jesus welcomes the little children [Matthew 19] (QP2_2H) (BBCHILDR)
TOTAL%
1) Very significant33045.0
2) Significant20227.5
3) Somewhat significant10314.0
4) Not too significant628.4
5) Not at all significant304.1
6) Not familiar with passage71.0
Missing45 
TOTAL734100.0
91) How significant is each of these Bible passages for your own personal understanding of Baptism? Go and make disciples of all nations [Matthew 28] (QP2_2I) (BBNATNS)
TOTAL%
1) Very significant32944.8
2) Significant20628.1
3) Somewhat significant10914.9
4) Not too significant547.4
5) Not at all significant294.0
6) Not familiar with passage71.0
Missing45 
TOTAL734100.0
92) How significant is each of these Bible passages for your own personal understanding of Baptism? Jesus and the woman at the well [John 4] (QP2_2J) (BBWELL)
TOTAL%
1) Very significant15321.1
2) Significant18625.7
3) Somewhat significant17424.0
4) Not too significant13618.8
5) Not at all significant628.6
6) Not familiar with passage131.8
Missing55 
TOTAL724100.0
93) How significant is each of these Bible passages for your own personal understanding of Baptism? The gift of the spirit at Pentecost [Acts 2] (QP2_2K) (BBPENTEC)
TOTAL%
1) Very significant23131.6
2) Significant19927.2
3) Somewhat significant14419.7
4) Not too significant8311.3
5) Not at all significant344.6
6) Not familiar with passage415.6
Missing47 
TOTAL732100.0
94) How significant is each of these Bible passages for your own personal understanding of Baptism? Philip and the Ethiopian eunuch [Acts 8] (QP2_2L) (BBEUNUCH)
TOTAL%
1) Very significant8211.4
2) Significant15120.9
3) Somewhat significant14720.4
4) Not too significant11415.8
5) Not at all significant608.3
6) Not familiar with passage16823.3
Missing57 
TOTAL722100.0
95) How significant is each of these Bible passages for your own personal understanding of Baptism? We have been buried with Christ [Romans 6] (QP2_2M) (BBBURIED)
TOTAL%
1) Very significant17323.8
2) Significant15921.9
3) Somewhat significant14019.3
4) Not too significant9913.6
5) Not at all significant517.0
6) Not familiar with passage10514.4
Missing52 
TOTAL727100.0
96) How significant is each of these Bible passages for your own personal understanding of Baptism? There is neither Jew nor Greek [Galatians 3] (QP2_2N) (BBNOR)
TOTAL%
1) Very significant14620.4
2) Significant20028.0
3) Somewhat significant13318.6
4) Not too significant9112.7
5) Not at all significant425.9
6) Not familiar with passage10314.4
Missing64 
TOTAL715100.0
97) How significant is each of these Bible passages for your own personal understanding of Baptism? One Lord, one faith, one baptism [Ephesians 4] (QP2_2O) (BBONE)
TOTAL%
1) Very significant45961.1
2) Significant17323.0
3) Somewhat significant587.7
4) Not too significant304.0
5) Not at all significant91.2
6) Not familiar with passage222.9
Missing28 
TOTAL751100.0
98) How significant is each of these Bible passages for your own personal understanding of Baptism? You are a royal priesthood [1 Peter 2] (QP2_2P) (BBROYAL)
TOTAL%
1) Very significant13118.4
2) Significant17624.7
3) Somewhat significant13418.8
4) Not too significant10815.1
5) Not at all significant527.3
6) Not familiar with passage11215.7
Missing66 
TOTAL713100.0
99) How significant is each of these Bible passages for your own personal understanding of Baptism? The river of life [Ezekiel 47, Revelation 22] (QP2_2Q) (BBRIVER)
TOTAL%
1) Very significant12216.9
2) Significant16122.2
3) Somewhat significant12917.8
4) Not too significant11015.2
5) Not at all significant608.3
6) Not familiar with passage14219.6
Missing55 
TOTAL724100.0
100) How familiar are you with the 2006 PC(USA) report, 'Invitation to Christ: A Guide to Sacramental Practices?' (QP5_1) (REPORT06)
TOTAL%
1) Very familiar60.8
2) Familiar445.7
3) A little familiar11414.9
4) Not familiar60378.6
Missing12 
TOTAL767100.0
101) Have you used 'Invitation to Christ' in personal study? (QP5_2A) (REPORTPS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes3318.0
2) No15082.0
Missing596 
TOTAL183100.0
102) Have you used 'Invitation to Christ' in teaching or discussion groups? (QP5_2B) (REPORTDG)
TOTAL%
1) Yes2919.0
2) No12481.0
Missing626 
TOTAL153100.0
103) Have you visited the 'Invitation to Christ' Web site? [www.pcusa.org/sacraments] (QP5_2C) (REPORTWB)
TOTAL%
1) Yes2012.8
2) No13687.2
Missing623 
TOTAL156100.0
104) Do you think that children who have not been baptized should be permitted to participate in the Lord's Supper? (QP5_3A) (CHILDLS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, definitely26034.2
2) Yes, probably16321.4
3) Not sure11214.7
4) No, probably not13918.3
5) No, definitely not8711.4
Missing18 
TOTAL761100.0
105) Do you think that adults who have not been baptized should be permitted to participate in the Lord's Supper? (QP5_3B) (ADULTLS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, definitely32142.3
2) Yes, probably15820.8
3) Not sure9011.9
4) No, probably not10814.2
5) No, definitely not8210.8
Missing20 
TOTAL759100.0
106) What is your gender (sex)? (QP6_1) (SEX)
TOTAL%
1) Female41253.2
2) Male36246.8
Missing5 
TOTAL774100.0
107) What is your current age? (QP6_2) (CURRAGE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL77160.69412
108) Survey form (SURVEY) (SURVFORM)
TOTAL%
1) Paper65383.8
2) Web12616.2
TOTAL779100.0
109) Sample (SAMPLE)
TOTAL%
2) Elders779100.0
TOTAL779100.0
110) How many years have you been a member of your current congregation? (BQ1) (YRMEM)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL77122.15616
111) How far do you live from your congregation [in miles]? (BQ2) (MILES)
TOTAL%
0) Less than one mile557.2
1) 111715.3
2) 211114.5
3) 39412.3
4) 4648.4
5) 59712.7
6) 6466.0
7) 7303.9
8) 8324.2
9) 981.0
10) 10385.0
11) 1160.8
12) 1291.2
13) 1320.3
14) 1440.5
15) 15152.0
16) 1620.3
17) 1710.1
18) 1850.7
19) 1920.3
20) 20111.4
25) 2550.7
30) 3030.4
35) 3530.4
40) 4010.1
54) 5410.1
60) 6010.1
Missing16 
TOTAL763100.0
112) What is the approximate number of members in your congregation? (BQ3) (NUMMEM)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL730992.3782315
113) Have you ever been ordained an elder in the Presbyterian Church? (BQ4) (ORDELDER)
TOTAL%
1) Yes76899.4
2) No50.6
Missing6 
TOTAL773100.0
114) IF ORDELDER = YES: Are you currently serving on session? (BQ4A) (ELDERSER)
TOTAL%
1) Yes72495.5
2) No344.5
Missing21 
TOTAL758100.0
115) Have you ever been ordained a deacon in the Presbyterian Church? (BQ5) (ORDDEACN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes29138.0
2) No47562.0
Missing13 
TOTAL766100.0
116) IF ORDDEACN = YES: Are you currently serving on the board of deacons? (BQ5A) (DECONSER)
TOTAL%
1) Yes92.2
2) No40397.8
Missing367 
TOTAL412100.0
117) 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 checked39150.6
1) Checked38249.4
Missing6 
TOTAL773100.0
118) 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 checked43456.1
1) Checked33943.9
Missing6 
TOTAL773100.0
119) 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 checked71692.6
1) Checked577.4
Missing6 
TOTAL773100.0
120) 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 checked68989.1
1) Checked8410.9
Missing6 
TOTAL773100.0
121) 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 checked59176.5
1) Checked18223.5
Missing6 
TOTAL773100.0
122) Which other positions, if any, do you currently hold in the church? Organist or choir director (BQ6_6) (POSORGAN)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked75497.5
1) Checked192.5
Missing6 
TOTAL773100.0
123) Which other positions, if any, do you currently hold in the church? Member of choir (BQ6_7) (POSCHOIR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked60778.5
1) Checked16621.5
Missing6 
TOTAL773100.0
124) 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 checked58375.4
1) Checked19024.6
Missing6 
TOTAL773100.0
125) Which other positions, if any, do you currently hold in the church? Other (BQ6_9) (POSOTHR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked63081.5
1) Checked14318.5
Missing6 
TOTAL773100.0
126) How often do you generally attend Sunday worship at your congregation? (BQ7) (WORSHIP)
TOTAL%
1) Never20.3
4) Several times a year20.3
5) About once a month141.8
6) Two to three times a month698.9
7) Nearly every week38549.8
8) Every week30138.9
Missing6 
TOTAL773100.0
127) 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 hours608.0
2) One to two hours16221.5
3) Three to four hours19726.2
4) Five to six hours13618.1
5) Seven or more hours19726.2
Missing27 
TOTAL752100.0
128) 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 hours476.3
2) One to two hours18324.7
3) Three to four hours20127.1
4) Five to six hours11415.4
5) Seven or more hours19626.5
Missing38 
TOTAL741100.0
129) 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 hours34651.1
2) One to two hours16824.8
3) Three to four hours8312.3
4) Five to six hours274.0
5) Seven or more hours537.8
Missing102 
TOTAL677100.0
130) 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 hours24734.6
2) One to two hours20628.9
3) Three to four hours9313.0
4) Five to six hours588.1
5) Seven or more hours10915.3
Missing66 
TOTAL713100.0
131) How old were you when you first began regularly attending a Presbyterian church? (BQ9) (AGEPCUSE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL76820.83319
132) 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) Baptist8511.2
2) Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)152.0
3) Episcopal162.1
4) Lutheran364.8
5) Methodist11014.6
6) Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), PCUS, UPCUSA, or UPCNA32442.9
7) Other Presbyterian (specify)40.5
8) Reformed91.2
9) Roman Catholic526.9
10) UCC (United Church of Christ/Congregational)344.5
11) Independent or Nondenominational101.3
12) None131.7
13) Other486.3
Missing23 
TOTAL756100.0
133) Approximately how often do you engage in the following activities? Read the Bible privately (BQ11A) (BIBLEPRI)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/almost daily13017.2
2) Several times a week13517.8
3) Weekly12216.1
4) Several times a month10513.9
5) Once a month7610.0
6) Less than once a month14919.7
7) Never415.4
Missing21 
TOTAL758100.0
134) Approximately how often do you engage in the following activities? Pray privately (BQ11B) (PRAYPRI)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/almost daily51067.5
2) Several times a week12015.9
3) Weekly364.8
4) Several times a month506.6
5) Once a month131.7
6) Less than once a month192.5
7) Never81.1
Missing23 
TOTAL756100.0
135) Approximately how often do you engage in the following activities? Attend a Bible study or prayer group (BQ11C) (BIBLESTY)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/almost daily81.1
2) Several times a week202.8
3) Weekly18626.2
4) Several times a month598.3
5) Once a month9513.4
6) Less than once a month11416.0
7) Never22932.2
Missing68 
TOTAL711100.0
136) 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 daily8812.2
2) Several times a week679.3
3) Weekly9813.6
4) Several times a month8712.1
5) Once a month628.6
6) Less than once a month13719.0
7) Never18125.1
Missing59 
TOTAL720100.0
137) Approximately how often do you engage in the following activities? Read devotional materials or religious books (BQ11E) (DEVOTMAT)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/almost daily13417.8
2) Several times a week749.8
3) Weekly8210.9
4) Several times a month13517.9
5) Once a month8711.5
6) Less than once a month16622.0
7) Never7610.1
Missing25 
TOTAL754100.0
138) Approximately how often do you engage in the following activities? Use the Internet for religious or spiritual purposes (BQ11F) (GINTERNT)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/almost daily283.9
2) Several times a week354.8
3) Weekly365.0
4) Several times a month7710.6
5) Once a month679.2
6) Less than once a month16923.2
7) Never31543.3
Missing52 
TOTAL727100.0
139) Approximately how often do you engage in the following activities? Say grace before meals (BQ11G) (SAYGRACE)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/almost daily37148.8
2) Several times a week8811.6
3) Weekly374.9
4) Several times a month739.6
5) Once a month374.9
6) Less than once a month9712.8
7) Never577.5
Missing19 
TOTAL760100.0
140) Which one of the following terms best describes your current stand on theological issues? (BQ12) (ISSUES)
TOTAL%
1) Very conservative496.4
2) Conservative26935.1
3) Moderate27736.2
4) Liberal13217.2
5) Very liberal395.1
Missing13 
TOTAL766100.0
141) Have you ever tried to encourage someone to believe in Jesus Christ or to accept Him as a personal savior? (BQ13) (BELSAV)
TOTAL%
1) Yes53970.3
2) No22829.7
Missing12 
TOTAL767100.0
142) 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) Yes35446.4
2) No40953.6
Missing16 
TOTAL763100.0
143) IF EXPERIEN = YES: How old were you when this happened? (BQ14A) (AGEEXPER)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL34722.52714
144) In the past year, have you invited someone to attend worship at your congregation? (BQ15) (INVITEW)
TOTAL%
1) Yes58776.8
2) No17723.2
Missing15 
TOTAL764100.0
145) IF INVITEW = YES: How many people would you estimate you have invited in the past year? (BQ15A) (NUMINVIT)
TOTAL%
0) 020.4
1) 1539.5
2) 213824.7
3) 39016.1
4) 47212.9
5) 56912.4
6) 6447.9
7) 761.1
8) 881.4
9) 910.2
10) 10376.6
11) 1120.4
12) 1261.1
13) 1320.4
14) 1410.2
15) 1530.5
16) 1610.2
19) 1910.2
20) 20112.0
25) 2510.2
30) 3010.2
45) 4510.2
50) 5010.2
54) 5410.2
97) A few/several30.5
99) Don't know30.5
Missing221 
TOTAL558100.0
146) 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.11014.5
2) The Bible is the word of God, to be interpreted in the light of its historical and cultural context.39051.3
3) The Bible is the word of God, to be interpreted in the light of its historical context and the Church's teachings.24632.4
4) The Bible is not the word of God.141.8
Missing19 
TOTAL760100.0
147) 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 agree56373.3
2) Agree12816.7
3) Neutral or not sure658.5
4) Disagree101.3
5) Strongly disagree20.3
Missing11 
TOTAL768100.0
148) 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 agree43857.0
2) Agree15019.5
3) Neutral or not sure13918.1
4) Disagree293.8
5) Strongly disagree131.7
Missing10 
TOTAL769100.0
149) 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 agree7710.1
2) Agree17522.9
3) Neutral or not sure16321.3
4) Disagree27435.9
5) Strongly disagree759.8
Missing15 
TOTAL764100.0
150) 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 agree618.0
2) Agree15420.2
3) Neutral or not sure15920.9
4) Disagree21828.6
5) Strongly disagree17022.3
Missing17 
TOTAL762100.0
151) 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 agree33043.0
2) Agree17823.2
3) Neutral or not sure13818.0
4) Disagree9011.7
5) Strongly disagree314.0
Missing12 
TOTAL767100.0
152) 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 agree20026.1
2) Agree13217.2
3) Neutral or not sure18724.4
4) Disagree15219.8
5) Strongly disagree9512.4
Missing13 
TOTAL766100.0
153) 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) Yes57675.4
2) No18824.6
Missing15 
TOTAL764100.0
154) 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 issue38350.5
2) Approve the new amendment and change the Book of Order22429.5
3) Not sure15220.0
Missing20 
TOTAL759100.0
155) 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, definitely17723.2
2) Yes, probably14018.4
3) Not sure7610.0
4) No, probably not10313.5
5) No, definitely not26634.9
Missing17 
TOTAL762100.0
156) Would you personally like to see the PC(USA) permit sexually active gay and lesbian persons to be ordained to the office of elder? (BQ20B) (GAYELDER)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, definitely17823.4
2) Yes, probably13217.3
3) Not sure678.8
4) No, probably not10613.9
5) No, definitely not27836.5
Missing18 
TOTAL761100.0
157) Would you personally like to see the PC(USA) permit sexually active gay and lesbian persons to be ordained to the office of minister of Word and Sacrament? (BQ20C) (GAYMIN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, definitely14418.9
2) Yes, probably8411.0
3) Not sure7810.2
4) No, probably not10113.3
5) No, definitely not35546.6
Missing17 
TOTAL762100.0
158) What is your gender? (BQ21) (GENDER_D)
TOTAL%
1) Female40852.8
2) Male36447.2
Missing7 
TOTAL772100.0
159) What is your current age? (BQ22) (AGE_D)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL77060.3113
160) What is your current marital status? (BQ23) (MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Not married15520.1
2) Married61579.9
Missing9 
TOTAL770100.0
161) IF MARITAL = 1: Have you ever been married? ['Checked' indicates 'no, never married'] (BQ23A1) (MARRY)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked74195.9
1) Checked324.1
Missing6 
TOTAL773100.0
162) IF MARITAL = 1: Were you ever married, but [are] now widowed? (BQ23A2) (MARRY_A)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked70290.8
1) Checked719.2
Missing6 
TOTAL773100.0
163) IF MARITAL = 1: Were you ever married, but [are] now divorced? (BQ23A3) (MARRY_B)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked71392.2
1) Checked607.8
Missing6 
TOTAL773100.0
164) IF MARITAL = 2: If currently married, have you had a previous marriage (or marriages)? Yes, but [am] now widowed (BQ24_1) (PREMARY1)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked74195.9
1) Checked324.1
Missing6 
TOTAL773100.0
165) IF MARITAL = 2: Have you had a previous marriage (or marriages)? Yes, but [am] now divorced (BQ24_2) (PREMARY2)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked66185.5
1) Checked11214.5
Missing6 
TOTAL773100.0
166) IF MARITAL = 2: Have you had a previous marriage (or marriages)? No (BQ24_3) (PREMARY3)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked30339.2
1) Checked47060.8
Missing6 
TOTAL773100.0
167) 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) Baptist8414.0
2) Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)152.5
3) Episcopal152.5
4) Lutheran284.7
5) Methodist9916.5
6) Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), PCUS, UPCUSA, or UPCNA18931.4
7) Other Presbyterian10.2
8) Reformed91.5
9) Roman Catholic6811.3
10) UCC (United Church of Christ/Congregational)244.0
11) Independent or nondenominational71.2
12) None223.7
13) Other406.7
Missing178 
TOTAL601100.0
168) Please list the current faith or denomination of your spouse. (BQ25B) (SFAITH2)
TOTAL%
1) Baptist30.5
2) Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)10.2
3) Episcopal20.4
4) Lutheran20.4
5) Methodist30.5
6) Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), PCUS, UPCUSA, or UPCNA50489.5
7) Other Presbyterian10.2
9) Roman Catholic122.1
10) UCC (United Church of Christ/Congregational)50.9
11) Independent or nondenominational10.2
12) None234.1
13) Other61.1
Missing216 
TOTAL563100.0
169) How often does your spouse attend Sunday (or other weekly) worship at your congregation? (BQ26A) (SPWORSHA)
TOTAL%
1) Never172.8
2) Less than once a year91.5
3) About once or twice a year183.0
4) Several times a year427.0
5) About once a month183.0
6) Two to three times a month6911.5
7) Nearly every week24440.7
8) Every week18230.4
Missing180 
TOTAL599100.0
170) How often does your spouse attend Sunday (or other weekly) worship at another congregation? (BQ26B) (SPWORSHB)
TOTAL%
1) Never9639.8
2) Less than once a year3112.9
3) About once or twice a year6426.6
4) Several times a year2811.6
5) About once a month41.7
6) Two to three times a month93.7
7) Nearly every week41.7
8) Every week52.1
Missing538 
TOTAL241100.0
171) Please indicate your employment status: Employed full-time (BQ27A1) (FULL)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked46960.7
1) Checked30439.3
Missing6 
TOTAL773100.0
172) Please indicate your employment status: Employed part-time (BQ27B1) (PART)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked69890.3
1) Checked759.7
Missing6 
TOTAL773100.0
173) Please indicate your employment status: Self-employed (BQ27C1) (SELF)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked70290.8
1) Checked719.2
Missing6 
TOTAL773100.0
174) Please indicate your employment status: Unemployed (BQ27D1) (UNEMPLOY)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked75898.1
1) Checked151.9
Missing6 
TOTAL773100.0
175) Please indicate your employment status: Retired (BQ27E1) (RETIRED)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked46359.9
1) Checked31040.1
Missing6 
TOTAL773100.0
176) Please indicate your employment status: Full-time homemaker (BQ27F1) (HOMEMAK)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked70991.7
1) Checked648.3
Missing6 
TOTAL773100.0
177) Please indicate your employment status: Student (BQ27G1) (STUDENT)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked76799.2
1) Checked60.8
Missing6 
TOTAL773100.0
178) Please indicate your employment status: Other (BQ27H1) (EMPL_OTH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked76799.2
1) Checked60.8
Missing6 
TOTAL773100.0
179) If married, please indicate the employment status of your spouse: Employed full-time (BQ27A2) (SFULL)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked53869.6
1) Checked23530.4
Missing6 
TOTAL773100.0
180) If married, please indicate the employment status of your spouse: Employed part-time (BQ27B2) (SPART)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked71192.0
1) Checked628.0
Missing6 
TOTAL773100.0
181) If married, please indicate the employment status of your spouse: Self-employed (BQ27C2) (SSELF)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked71091.8
1) Checked638.2
Missing6 
TOTAL773100.0
182) If married, please indicate the employment status of your spouse: Unemployed (BQ27D2) (SUNEMPLY)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked76699.1
1) Checked70.9
Missing6 
TOTAL773100.0
183) If married, please indicate the employment status of your spouse: Retired (BQ27E2) (SRETIRED)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked56573.1
1) Checked20826.9
Missing6 
TOTAL773100.0
184) If married, please indicate the employment status of your spouse: Full-time homemaker (BQ27F2) (SHOMEMAK)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked70290.8
1) Checked719.2
Missing6 
TOTAL773100.0
185) If married, please indicate the employment status of your spouse: Student (BQ27G2) (SSTUDENT)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked76899.4
1) Checked50.6
Missing6 
TOTAL773100.0
186) If married, please indicate the employment status of your spouse: Other (BQ27H2) (SOTHER)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked76699.1
1) Checked70.9
Missing6 
TOTAL773100.0
187) 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) 0173.8
2) 210.2
4) 410.2
5) 510.2
6) 610.2
7) 710.2
8) 861.3
9) 920.4
10) 1061.3
12) 1210.2
15) 1561.3
16) 1630.7
17) 1710.2
18) 1810.2
20) 20224.9
21) 2110.2
22) 2210.2
24) 2440.9
25) 2551.1
26) 2610.2
28) 2810.2
30) 30153.3
31) 3110.2
32) 3251.1
34) 3410.2
35) 35122.7
36) 3640.9
37) 3710.2
38) 3820.4
40) 4012928.7
42) 4261.3
43) 4320.4
44) 4430.7
45) 45347.6
46) 4630.7
47) 4740.9
48) 4851.1
49) 4910.2
50) 507316.3
55) 55153.3
58) 5820.4
60) 60337.3
65) 6551.1
70) 7051.1
72) 7210.2
80) 8020.4
99) It varies/Don't know20.4
Missing330 
TOTAL449100.0
188) 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) 174.5
4) 20.5
5) 51.3
6) 20.5
8) 41.1
9) 10.3
10) 82.1
14) 20.5
15) 102.7
16) 10.3
17) 10.3
18) 10.3
20) 236.1
24) 71.9
25) 71.9
26) 10.3
28) 10.3
30) 154.0
32) 51.3
34) 10.3
35) 133.4
36) 41.1
38) 20.5
40) 11129.4
42) 61.6
43) 10.3
44) 10.3
45) 256.6
48) 51.3
50) 4812.7
52) 20.5
53) 10.3
55) 112.9
56) 10.3
60) 205.3
65) 30.8
70) 30.8
80) 30.8
99) 20.5
168) 10.3
Missing402 
TOTAL377100.0
189) How many children do you have? Include any legally adopted children; exclude stepchildren unless legally adopted. (BQ29) (CHILDREN)
TOTAL%
0) 8911.7
1) 8110.7
2) 30540.2
3) 18924.9
4) 709.2
5) 131.7
6) 91.2
7) 10.1
9) 10.1
10) 10.1
Missing20 
TOTAL759100.0
190) What is the highest level of education completed by you? (BQ30A) (EDUC)
TOTAL%
1) Some high school or less50.6
2) High school diploma8410.9
3) Some college, but no degree9912.9
4) Associate's degree547.0
5) Bachelor's degree18824.4
6) Some graduate work7810.1
7) Graduate degree26234.0
Missing9 
TOTAL770100.0
191) What is the highest level of education completed by your spouse? (BQ30B) (SEDUC)
TOTAL%
1) Some high school or less111.8
2) High school diploma7311.9
3) Some college, but no degree8914.5
4) Associate's degree487.8
5) Bachelor's degree16026.1
6) Some graduate work447.2
7) Graduate degree18930.8
Missing165 
TOTAL614100.0
192) Check here if currently living in a dormitory, nursing home or other institutional housing. (BQ31) (LIVEINST)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked773100.0
Missing6 
TOTAL773100.0
193) 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) 12316.0
2) 42455.3
3) 10613.8
4) 8110.6
5) 243.1
6) 60.8
7) 20.3
9) 10.1
Missing12 
TOTAL767100.0
194) 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 alone12115.9
2) A single parent, living with one or more children202.6
3) A married couple, no children in household39651.9
4) A married couple, living with one or more children19425.4
5) Some other arrangement324.2
Missing16 
TOTAL763100.0
195) Generally speaking, do you think of yourself as a Democrat, Independent, Republican or other? (BQ33) (PARTYID)
TOTAL%
1) Democrat23130.6
2) Independent14719.4
3) Republican36247.9
4) Other162.1
Missing23 
TOTAL756100.0
196) Did you or any other household family member fill out a pledge card regarding church giving for the current year? (BQ34) (PLEDGE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes65384.8
2) No10914.2
3) Don't know60.8
4) Congregation does not use pledge cards20.3
Missing9 
TOTAL770100.0
197) What is your race or origin? White or Caucasian (BQ35_1) (RACE)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked384.9
1) Checked73595.1
Missing6 
TOTAL773100.0
198) What is your race or origin? Black or African American (BQ35_2) (RACE2)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked75697.8
1) Checked172.2
Missing6 
TOTAL773100.0
199) What is your race or origin? Indian (American) or Alaska Native (BQ35_3) (RACE3)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked76899.4
1) Checked50.6
Missing6 
TOTAL773100.0
200) What is your race or origin? Asian or Pacific Islander (BQ35_4) (RACE4)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked76398.7
1) Checked101.3
Missing6 
TOTAL773100.0
201) What is your race or origin? Hispanic, Latino/a or Spanish origin (BQ35_5) (RACE5)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked76899.4
1) Checked50.6
Missing6 
TOTAL773100.0
202) What is your race or origin? Some other race (BQ35_6) (RACE6)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked773100.0
Missing6 
TOTAL773100.0
203) 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 $20,000182.5
2) $20,000-$29,999314.4
3) $30,000-$39,999466.5
4) $40,000-$49,999537.5
5) $50,000-$59,999679.4
6) $60,000-$69,999537.5
7) $70,000-$79,999638.9
8) $80,000-$89,999486.8
9) $90,000-$99,999507.0
10) $100,000-$124,9999313.1
11) $125,000-$149,999476.6
12) $150,000-$199,999456.3
13) $200,000-$249,999375.2
14) $250,000 or more598.3
Missing69 
TOTAL710100.0
204) 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) No11114.5
2) Yes65385.5
Missing15 
TOTAL764100.0
205) If GIVING = YES: Estimate how much. (BQ37A1) (AMTGIVE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL66710619.92177159
206) 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) No31444.0
2) Yes39956.0
Missing66 
TOTAL713100.0
207) If CAPCAMP = YES: Estimate how much. (BQ37B1) (AMTCAP)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL33621225.14128340
208) 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) No16522.4
2) Yes57277.6
Missing42 
TOTAL737100.0
209) If SPECAPP = YES: Estimate how much. (BQ37C1) (AMTSPEC)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL57121382.317143528
210) 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) No41259.1
2) Yes28540.9
Missing82 
TOTAL697100.0
211) If PCUSADIR = YES: Estimate how much. (BQ37D1) (AMTPCUSA)
TOTAL%
0) 021.0
5) 510.5
10) 1084.0
15) 1521.0
20) 20188.9
25) 25199.4
40) 4063.0
48) 4810.5
50) 503416.8
55) 5510.5
60) 6042.0
65) 6510.5
95) 9510.5
100) 1005326.2
110) 11010.5
120) 12021.0
200) 200157.4
250) 25021.0
275) 27510.5
300) 30063.0
360) 36010.5
500) 50052.5
585) 58510.5
900) 90010.5
1000) 100021.0
1500) 150010.5
2000) 200021.0
2300) 230010.5
4000) 400010.5
8000) 800010.5
38000) 3800010.5
999999) Don't know73.5
Missing577 
TOTAL202100.0
212) 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) No36451.6
2) Yes34148.4
Missing74 
TOTAL705100.0
213) If OUTPCUSA = YES: Estimate how much. (BQ37E1) (ALLCAUSE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL2695152.87761158
214) 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) No15821.2
2) Yes58778.8
Missing34 
TOTAL745100.0
215) If NONRELIG = YES: Estimate how much (BQ37F1) (AMTNOREL)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL59515372.024115336
216) State (99 = Not provided) (STATE)
217) Region of residents (imputed from mailing address) (REGION)
TOTAL%
1) Northeast11214.5
2) Midwest20526.5
3) South33943.9
4) West11715.1
Missing6 
TOTAL773100.0
218) I-AGE: What is your current age? (BQ22) (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-AGE)
TOTAL%
1) Less than 35212.7
2) 35 to 4913217.1
3) 50 to 6432742.5
4) 65 and up29037.7
Missing9 
TOTAL770100.0
219) 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 $20,000182.5
2) $20,000-$49,99913018.3
3) $50,000-$99,99928139.6
4) $100,000 or more28139.6
Missing69 
TOTAL710100.0
220) 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) Democrat23130.6
2) Independent14719.4
3) Republican36247.9
4) Other162.1
Missing23 
TOTAL756100.0
221) I-REGION: Region of residents (imputed from mailing address) (for use with online analysis) (I-REGION)
TOTAL%
1) Northeast11214.5
2) Midwest20526.5
3) South33943.9
4) West11715.1
Missing6 
TOTAL773100.0
222) I-SEX: What is your gender (sex)? (QP6_1) (for use with online analysis) (I-SEX)
TOTAL%
1) Female41253.2
2) Male36246.8
Missing5 
TOTAL774100.0