Presbyterian Panel Survey, February 2009 - The Sacraments, Members

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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 month42373.2
2) Around one month ago6210.7
3) Two to three months ago5810.0
4) Four to six months ago81.4
5) More than six months ago274.7
TOTAL578100.0
3) How were the elements served? Individuals came to the Table for intinction or a common cup (Q2_1) (ELEMS_A)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked40069.2
1) Checked17830.8
TOTAL578100.0
4) How were the elements served? Those serving distributed the elements to worshipers where they were (Q2_2) (ELEMS_B)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked15026.0
1) Checked42874.0
TOTAL578100.0
5) How were the elements served? Other (Q2_3) (ELEMS_C)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked56597.8
1) Checked132.2
TOTAL578100.0
6) How were the elements served? Don't remember (Q2_4) (ELEMS_D)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked57799.8
1) Checked10.2
TOTAL578100.0
7) What form of bread was used? A whole loaf, broken during distribution (Q3A_1) (BREAD_A)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked38767.0
1) Checked19133.0
TOTAL578100.0
8) What form of bread was used? Small pieces, broken before the service (Q3A_2) (BREAD_B)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked20535.5
1) Checked37364.5
TOTAL578100.0
9) What form of bread was used? Wafers (Q3A_3) (BREAD_C)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked51889.6
1) Checked6010.4
TOTAL578100.0
10) What form of bread was used? Other (Q3A_4) (BREAD_D)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked56397.4
1) Checked152.6
TOTAL578100.0
11) What form of bread was used? Don't remember (Q3A_5) (BREAD_E)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked578100.0
TOTAL578100.0
12) What form of fruit of the vine was used? Grape juice (Q3B_1) (FRUVIN_A)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked457.8
1) Checked53392.2
TOTAL578100.0
13) What form of fruit of the vine was used? Wine (Q3B_2) (FRUVIN_B)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked55095.2
1) Checked284.8
TOTAL578100.0
14) What form of fruit of the vine was used? Other (Q3B_3) (FRUVIN_C)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked57699.7
1) Checked20.3
TOTAL578100.0
15) What form of fruit of the vine was used? Don't remember (Q3B_4) (FRUVIN_D)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked57699.7
1) Checked20.3
TOTAL578100.0
16) Concerning the Lord's Supper, how often is it celebrated in your congregation? Every week (Q4A_1) (LSFREQ_A)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked54293.8
1) Checked366.2
TOTAL578100.0
17) Concerning the Lord's Supper, how often is it celebrated in your congregation? Once a month (Q4A_2) (LSFREQ_B)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked16428.4
1) Checked41471.6
TOTAL578100.0
18) Concerning the Lord's Supper, how often is it celebrated in your congregation? Every six weeks (Q4A_3) (LSFREQ_C)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked53292.0
1) Checked468.0
TOTAL578100.0
19) Concerning the Lord's Supper, how often is it celebrated in your congregation? Quarterly (Q4A_4) (LSFREQ_D)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked51889.6
1) Checked6010.4
TOTAL578100.0
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 checked57198.8
1) Checked71.2
TOTAL578100.0
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 checked45378.4
1) Checked12521.6
TOTAL578100.0
22) Concerning the Lord's Supper, how often is it celebrated in your congregation? Never (Q4A_7) (LSFREQ_G)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked578100.0
TOTAL578100.0
23) Concerning the Lord's Supper, how often is it celebrated in your congregation? Don't know (Q4A_8) (LSFREQ_H)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked55696.2
1) Checked223.8
TOTAL578100.0
24) Concerning the Lord's Supper, how often is it celebrated in your congregation? Other (Q4A_9) (LSFREQ_I)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked578100.0
TOTAL578100.0
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 checked53492.4
1) Checked447.6
TOTAL578100.0
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 checked22639.1
1) Checked35260.9
TOTAL578100.0
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 checked54995.0
1) Checked295.0
TOTAL578100.0
28) Concerning the Lord's Supper, how often would you like it celebrated in your congregation? Quarterly (Q4B_4) (LSLIKE_D)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked51388.8
1) Checked6511.2
TOTAL578100.0
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 checked57799.8
1) Checked10.2
TOTAL578100.0
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 checked46680.6
1) Checked11219.4
TOTAL578100.0
31) Concerning the Lord's Supper, how often would you like it celebrated in your congregation? Never (Q4B_7) (LSLIKE_G)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked57699.7
1) Checked20.3
TOTAL578100.0
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 checked54093.4
1) Checked386.6
TOTAL578100.0
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 significant34362.3
2) Significant14826.9
3) Somewhat significant295.3
4) Not too significant132.4
5) Not at all significant50.9
6) No opinion81.5
7) Not familiar with theme50.9
Missing27 
TOTAL551100.0
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 significant46781.8
2) Significant7713.5
3) Somewhat significant132.3
4) Not too significant50.9
5) Not at all significant20.4
6) No opinion61.1
7) Not familiar with theme10.2
Missing7 
TOTAL571100.0
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 significant23344.0
2) Significant15328.9
3) Somewhat significant6812.9
4) Not too significant326.0
5) Not at all significant71.3
6) No opinion193.6
7) Not familiar with theme173.2
Missing49 
TOTAL529100.0
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 significant24846.3
2) Significant16931.5
3) Somewhat significant6812.7
4) Not too significant193.5
5) Not at all significant71.3
6) No opinion142.6
7) Not familiar with theme112.1
Missing42 
TOTAL536100.0
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 significant10820.4
2) Significant11922.5
3) Somewhat significant9317.5
4) Not too significant6211.7
5) Not at all significant214.0
6) No opinion387.2
7) Not familiar with theme8916.8
Missing48 
TOTAL530100.0
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 significant13725.8
2) Significant11722.1
3) Somewhat significant8616.2
4) Not too significant5810.9
5) Not at all significant203.8
6) No opinion356.6
7) Not familiar with theme7714.5
Missing48 
TOTAL530100.0
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 significant15729.6
2) Significant14727.7
3) Somewhat significant9317.5
4) Not too significant407.5
5) Not at all significant132.4
6) No opinion285.3
7) Not familiar with theme5310.0
Missing47 
TOTAL531100.0
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 significant11722.0
2) Significant11521.6
3) Somewhat significant9217.3
4) Not too significant7514.1
5) Not at all significant5610.5
6) No opinion417.7
7) Not familiar with theme376.9
Missing45 
TOTAL533100.0
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 significant31456.8
2) Significant12723.0
3) Somewhat significant5810.5
4) Not too significant173.1
5) Not at all significant91.6
6) No opinion162.9
7) Not familiar with theme122.2
Missing25 
TOTAL553100.0
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 significant17131.5
2) Significant12322.7
3) Somewhat significant7213.3
4) Not too significant529.6
5) Not at all significant448.1
6) No opinion417.6
7) Not familiar with theme407.4
Missing35 
TOTAL543100.0
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 significant11823.3
2) Significant13727.1
3) Somewhat significant11021.7
4) Not too significant6913.6
5) Not at all significant316.1
6) Not familiar with passage418.1
Missing72 
TOTAL506100.0
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 significant5210.5
2) Significant12324.9
3) Somewhat significant12625.6
4) Not too significant9719.7
5) Not at all significant499.9
6) Not familiar with passage469.3
Missing85 
TOTAL493100.0
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 significant19036.2
2) Significant16130.7
3) Somewhat significant8115.4
4) Not too significant479.0
5) Not at all significant224.2
6) Not familiar with passage244.6
Missing53 
TOTAL525100.0
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 significant459.4
2) Significant7716.0
3) Somewhat significant9118.9
4) Not too significant9319.3
5) Not at all significant5812.1
6) Not familiar with passage11724.3
Missing97 
TOTAL481100.0
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 significant387.7
2) Significant8617.4
3) Somewhat significant11523.2
4) Not too significant11623.4
5) Not at all significant6813.7
6) Not familiar with passage7214.5
Missing83 
TOTAL495100.0
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 significant12023.9
2) Significant13827.4
3) Somewhat significant11422.7
4) Not too significant7514.9
5) Not at all significant377.4
6) Not familiar with passage193.8
Missing75 
TOTAL503100.0
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 significant33963.7
2) Significant13124.6
3) Somewhat significant305.6
4) Not too significant122.3
5) Not at all significant81.5
6) Not familiar with passage122.3
Missing46 
TOTAL532100.0
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 significant24547.8
2) Significant12925.1
3) Somewhat significant6813.3
4) Not too significant326.2
5) Not at all significant183.5
6) Not familiar with passage214.1
Missing65 
TOTAL513100.0
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 significant45382.1
2) Significant7213.0
3) Somewhat significant132.4
4) Not too significant40.7
5) Not at all significant40.7
6) Not familiar with passage61.1
Missing26 
TOTAL552100.0
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 significant18335.7
2) Significant16031.3
3) Somewhat significant8516.6
4) Not too significant448.6
5) Not at all significant234.5
6) Not familiar with passage173.3
Missing66 
TOTAL512100.0
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 significant6312.4
2) Significant9819.3
3) Somewhat significant9919.5
4) Not too significant10620.9
5) Not at all significant499.7
6) Not familiar with passage9218.1
Missing71 
TOTAL507100.0
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 significant387.5
2) Significant10520.7
3) Somewhat significant11322.3
4) Not too significant10721.1
5) Not at all significant6312.4
6) Not familiar with passage8116.0
Missing71 
TOTAL507100.0
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 significant5811.6
2) Significant10020.0
3) Somewhat significant11823.6
4) Not too significant10721.4
5) Not at all significant408.0
6) Not familiar with passage7815.6
Missing77 
TOTAL501100.0
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 significant8517.2
2) Significant9519.3
3) Somewhat significant8116.4
4) Not too significant8116.4
5) Not at all significant408.1
6) Not familiar with passage11122.5
Missing85 
TOTAL493100.0
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 significant37369.6
2) Significant9818.3
3) Somewhat significant244.5
4) Not too significant101.9
5) Not at all significant61.1
6) Not familiar with passage254.7
Missing42 
TOTAL536100.0
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 significant5611.2
2) Significant7915.8
3) Somewhat significant9218.4
4) Not too significant9018.0
5) Not at all significant499.8
6) Not familiar with passage13326.7
Missing79 
TOTAL499100.0
59) When you were baptized? (QP3_1) (WHENBAPT)
TOTAL%
1) As an infant (two years or less)30853.7
2) As a young child (three to seven years)407.0
3) As an older child (8 to 12 years)10117.6
4) As an adolescent (13 to 17 years)488.4
5) As an adult (18 years or older)5810.1
6) Not baptized30.5
7) More than one option selected162.8
Missing4 
TOTAL574100.0
60) IF WHENBAPT = 1-5 OR 7: In what way were you baptized? (QP3_2) (HOWBAPT)
TOTAL%
1) By sprinkling from the hand41372.6
2) By pouring from a vessel244.2
3) By immersing in a pool8514.9
4) Other30.5
5) Don't know315.4
7) More than one option selected132.3
Missing9 
TOTAL569100.0
61) IF WHENBAPT = 1-5 OR 7: Were you baptized in a Presbyterian church or in another church? (QP3_3) (WHEREBAP)
TOTAL%
1) Presbyterian24443.1
2) Other church or faith group30954.6
3) Don't know61.1
7) More than one option selected71.2
Missing12 
TOTAL566100.0
62) IF WHEREBAP = 2: Which other church or faith group [were you baptized in]? (QP3_3A) (OTHRBAPT)
TOTAL%
1) Baptist5016.0
2) Disciples of Christ113.5
3) Episcopalian154.8
4) Lutheran309.6
5) Methodist7423.6
6) Presbyterian10.3
7) Other Presbyterian31.0
8) Reformed31.0
9) Roman Catholic4113.1
10) United Church of Christ278.6
11) Nondenominational20.6
13) All other5617.9
Missing265 
TOTAL313100.0
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) Yes51389.4
2) No6110.6
Missing4 
TOTAL574100.0
64) IF WITNESS = 1: At the most recent baptism you witnessed or participated in, how many people were baptized? (QP3_5) (NUMBAPT)
TOTAL%
1) 29568.6
2) 8118.8
3) 368.4
4) 92.1
5) 20.5
6) 30.7
7) 10.2
10) 10.2
12) 10.2
50) 10.2
Missing148 
TOTAL430100.0
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 checked52290.3
1) Checked569.7
TOTAL578100.0
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 checked13423.2
1) Checked44476.8
TOTAL578100.0
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 checked52290.3
1) Checked569.7
TOTAL578100.0
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 checked55796.4
1) Checked213.6
TOTAL578100.0
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 checked55596.0
1) Checked234.0
TOTAL578100.0
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 checked50286.9
1) Checked7613.1
TOTAL578100.0
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 checked56597.8
1) Checked132.2
TOTAL578100.0
72) IF WITNESS = 1: In what way was the water administered? (QP3_7) (HOWWATER)
TOTAL%
1) By sprinkling from the hand48793.3
2) By pouring from a vessel214.0
3) By immersion in a pool91.7
4) Other20.4
5) Don't know10.2
7) More than one option selected20.4
Missing56 
TOTAL522100.0
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 needed47182.6
2) Schedule at intervals6411.2
3) No opinion356.1
Missing8 
TOTAL570100.0
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 month6345.3
2) No more often than every six weeks1611.5
3) No more often than quarterly128.6
4) Less than quarterly but more than once a year21.4
5) Only once a year10.7
7) No opinion4532.4
Missing439 
TOTAL139100.0
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 significant21940.6
2) Significant13925.7
3) Somewhat significant6512.0
4) Not too significant458.3
5) Not at all significant285.2
6) No opinion244.4
7) Not familiar with theme203.7
Missing38 
TOTAL540100.0
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 significant24245.0
2) Significant15228.3
3) Somewhat significant6712.5
4) Not too significant244.5
5) Not at all significant224.1
6) No opinion173.2
7) Not familiar with theme142.6
Missing40 
TOTAL538100.0
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 significant30255.6
2) Significant14526.7
3) Somewhat significant5610.3
4) Not too significant112.0
5) Not at all significant71.3
6) No opinion142.6
7) Not familiar with theme81.5
Missing35 
TOTAL543100.0
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 significant28653.3
2) Significant15128.1
3) Somewhat significant376.9
4) Not too significant183.4
5) Not at all significant122.2
6) No opinion213.9
7) Not familiar with theme122.2
Missing41 
TOTAL537100.0
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 significant12523.7
2) Significant14828.1
3) Somewhat significant10319.5
4) Not too significant458.5
5) Not at all significant183.4
6) No opinion377.0
7) Not familiar with theme519.7
Missing51 
TOTAL527100.0
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 significant26949.6
2) Significant16330.1
3) Somewhat significant5610.3
4) Not too significant152.8
5) Not at all significant40.7
6) No opinion132.4
7) Not familiar with theme224.1
Missing36 
TOTAL542100.0
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 significant16731.2
2) Significant15729.3
3) Somewhat significant7013.1
4) Not too significant427.9
5) Not at all significant122.2
6) No opinion315.8
7) Not familiar with theme5610.5
Missing43 
TOTAL535100.0
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 significant10519.8
2) Significant14727.7
3) Somewhat significant11221.1
4) Not too significant5310.0
5) Not at all significant366.8
6) No opinion356.6
7) Not familiar with theme438.1
Missing47 
TOTAL531100.0
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 significant8616.8
2) Significant9418.4
3) Somewhat significant10119.8
4) Not too significant11823.1
5) Not at all significant9518.6
6) Not familiar with passage173.3
Missing67 
TOTAL511100.0
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 significant5110.0
2) Significant10721.0
3) Somewhat significant10320.2
4) Not too significant12324.2
5) Not at all significant10420.4
6) Not familiar with passage214.1
Missing69 
TOTAL509100.0
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 significant519.9
2) Significant9919.3
3) Somewhat significant10119.6
4) Not too significant12925.1
5) Not at all significant11322.0
6) Not familiar with passage214.1
Missing64 
TOTAL514100.0
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 significant479.3
2) Significant8516.8
3) Somewhat significant10921.5
4) Not too significant12524.7
5) Not at all significant10721.1
6) Not familiar with passage336.5
Missing72 
TOTAL506100.0
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 significant336.5
2) Significant7013.8
3) Somewhat significant11222.0
4) Not too significant10119.9
5) Not at all significant8917.5
6) Not familiar with passage10320.3
Missing70 
TOTAL508100.0
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 significant8517.0
2) Significant11022.0
3) Somewhat significant11322.6
4) Not too significant6713.4
5) Not at all significant5210.4
6) Not familiar with passage7314.6
Missing78 
TOTAL500100.0
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 significant38670.2
2) Significant10719.5
3) Somewhat significant336.0
4) Not too significant40.7
5) Not at all significant91.6
6) Not familiar with passage112.0
Missing28 
TOTAL550100.0
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 significant23543.1
2) Significant16029.4
3) Somewhat significant6511.9
4) Not too significant437.9
5) Not at all significant264.8
6) Not familiar with passage162.9
Missing33 
TOTAL545100.0
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 significant20338.3
2) Significant16931.9
3) Somewhat significant8115.3
4) Not too significant326.0
5) Not at all significant305.7
6) Not familiar with passage152.8
Missing48 
TOTAL530100.0
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 significant10620.5
2) Significant13726.6
3) Somewhat significant10820.9
4) Not too significant9217.8
5) Not at all significant499.5
6) Not familiar with passage244.7
Missing62 
TOTAL516100.0
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 significant14728.4
2) Significant13926.9
3) Somewhat significant8817.0
4) Not too significant5811.2
5) Not at all significant428.1
6) Not familiar with passage438.3
Missing61 
TOTAL517100.0
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 significant489.5
2) Significant8316.5
3) Somewhat significant11723.3
4) Not too significant7114.1
5) Not at all significant5811.5
6) Not familiar with passage12625.0
Missing75 
TOTAL503100.0
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 significant10620.8
2) Significant9418.5
3) Somewhat significant10119.8
4) Not too significant7614.9
5) Not at all significant5310.4
6) Not familiar with passage7915.5
Missing69 
TOTAL509100.0
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 significant9017.8
2) Significant13526.6
3) Somewhat significant8116.0
4) Not too significant6112.0
5) Not at all significant479.3
6) Not familiar with passage9318.3
Missing71 
TOTAL507100.0
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 significant30356.3
2) Significant12924.0
3) Somewhat significant427.8
4) Not too significant142.6
5) Not at all significant224.1
6) Not familiar with passage285.2
Missing40 
TOTAL538100.0
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 significant8516.7
2) Significant9618.8
3) Somewhat significant11021.6
4) Not too significant6512.7
5) Not at all significant499.6
6) Not familiar with passage10520.6
Missing68 
TOTAL510100.0
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 significant9418.3
2) Significant9518.5
3) Somewhat significant8917.3
4) Not too significant7214.0
5) Not at all significant479.1
6) Not familiar with passage11722.8
Missing64 
TOTAL514100.0
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 familiar30.5
2) Familiar234.0
3) A little familiar6210.9
4) Not familiar48084.5
Missing10 
TOTAL568100.0
101) Have you used 'Invitation to Christ' in personal study? (QP5_2A) (REPORTPS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes2119.8
2) No8580.2
Missing472 
TOTAL106100.0
102) Have you used 'Invitation to Christ' in teaching or discussion groups? (QP5_2B) (REPORTDG)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1515.5
2) No8284.5
Missing481 
TOTAL97100.0
103) Have you visited the 'Invitation to Christ' Web site? [www.pcusa.org/sacrament] (QP5_2C) (REPORTWB)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1111.3
2) No8688.7
Missing481 
TOTAL97100.0
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, definitely17029.9
2) Yes, probably11620.4
3) Not sure10718.8
4) No, probably not11119.5
5) No, definitely not6511.4
Missing9 
TOTAL569100.0
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, definitely21137.4
2) Yes, probably12922.9
3) Not sure8114.4
4) No, probably not8114.4
5) No, definitely not6211.0
Missing14 
TOTAL564100.0
106) What is your gender (sex)? (QP6_1) (SEX)
TOTAL%
1) Female36863.8
2) Male20936.2
Missing1 
TOTAL577100.0
107) What is your current age? (QP6_2) (CURRAGE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL56562.60416
108) Survey form (SURVEY) (SURVFORM)
TOTAL%
1) Paper51088.2
2) Web6811.8
TOTAL578100.0
109) Sample (SAMPLE)
TOTAL%
1) Members578100.0
TOTAL578100.0
110) How many years have you been a member of your current congregation? (BQ1) (YRMEM)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL56523.27818
111) How far do you live from your congregation [in miles]? (BQ2) (MILES)
TOTAL%
0) Less than one mile458.0
1) 16711.9
2) 26812.1
3) 37713.7
4) 4488.5
5) 56411.4
6) 6244.3
7) 7244.3
8) 8234.1
9) 981.4
10) 10447.8
11) 1130.5
12) 12142.5
13) 1320.4
14) 1410.2
15) 15101.8
16) 1620.4
17) 1730.5
18) 1820.4
19) 1910.2
20) 2071.2
22) 2210.2
23) 2310.2
25) 2581.4
30) 3050.9
35) 3510.2
40) 4010.2
50) 5020.4
55) 5510.2
60) 6010.2
71) 7110.2
100) 10010.2
320) 32010.2
1150) 115010.2
4000) 400010.2
Missing15 
TOTAL563100.0
112) What is the approximate number of members in your congregation? (BQ3) (NUMMEM)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL5052889.9543980
113) Have you ever been ordained an elder in the Presbyterian Church? (BQ4) (ORDELDER)
TOTAL%
1) Yes24443.1
2) No32256.9
Missing12 
TOTAL566100.0
114) IF ORDELDER = YES: Are you currently serving on session? (BQ4A) (ELDERSER)
TOTAL%
1) Yes236.9
2) No30993.1
Missing246 
TOTAL332100.0
115) Have you ever been ordained a deacon in the Presbyterian Church? (BQ5) (ORDDEACN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes20235.8
2) No36364.2
Missing13 
TOTAL565100.0
116) IF ORDDEACN = YES: Are you currently serving on the board of deacons? (BQ5A) (DECONSER)
TOTAL%
1) Yes3813.1
2) No25186.9
Missing289 
TOTAL289100.0
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 checked54494.6
1) Checked315.4
Missing3 
TOTAL575100.0
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 checked44577.4
1) Checked13022.6
Missing3 
TOTAL575100.0
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 checked55997.2
1) Checked162.8
Missing3 
TOTAL575100.0
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 checked53092.2
1) Checked457.8
Missing3 
TOTAL575100.0
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 checked45178.4
1) Checked12421.6
Missing3 
TOTAL575100.0
122) Which other positions, if any, do you currently hold in the church? Organist or choir director (BQ6_6) (POSORGAN)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked56798.6
1) Checked81.4
Missing3 
TOTAL575100.0
123) Which other positions, if any, do you currently hold in the church? Member of choir (BQ6_7) (POSCHOIR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked49686.3
1) Checked7913.7
Missing3 
TOTAL575100.0
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 checked49085.2
1) Checked8514.8
Missing3 
TOTAL575100.0
125) Which other positions, if any, do you currently hold in the church? Other (BQ6_9) (POSOTHR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked47682.8
1) Checked9917.2
Missing3 
TOTAL575100.0
126) How often do you generally attend Sunday worship at your congregation? (BQ7) (WORSHIP)
TOTAL%
1) Never30.5
2) Less than once a year61.1
3) About once or twice a year173.0
4) Several times a year284.9
5) About once a month234.0
6) Two to three times a month9817.2
7) Nearly every week22840.0
8) Every week16729.3
Missing8 
TOTAL570100.0
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 hours14427.3
2) One to two hours13024.7
3) Three to four hours10319.5
4) Five to six hours6512.3
5) Seven or more hours8516.1
Missing51 
TOTAL527100.0
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 hours18435.6
2) One to two hours13526.1
3) Three to four hours8817.0
4) Five to six hours397.5
5) Seven or more hours7113.7
Missing61 
TOTAL517100.0
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 hours29260.1
2) One to two hours10120.8
3) Three to four hours5310.9
4) Five to six hours163.3
5) Seven or more hours244.9
Missing92 
TOTAL486100.0
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 hours23146.5
2) One to two hours11723.5
3) Three to four hours5511.1
4) Five to six hours367.2
5) Seven or more hours5811.7
Missing81 
TOTAL497100.0
131) How old were you when you first began regularly attending a Presbyterian church? (BQ9) (AGEPCUSE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL55721.09518
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) Baptist488.6
2) Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)162.9
3) Episcopal122.1
4) Lutheran274.8
5) Methodist9016.1
6) Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), PCUS, UPCUSA, or UPCNA22440.0
7) Other Presbyterian (specify)30.5
8) Reformed122.1
9) Roman Catholic346.1
10) UCC (United Church of Christ/Congregational)295.2
11) Independent or Nondenominational50.9
12) None142.5
13) Other468.2
Missing18 
TOTAL560100.0
133) Approximately how often do you engage in the following activities? Read the Bible privately (BQ11A) (BIBLEPRI)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/almost daily8014.6
2) Several times a week7613.9
3) Weekly5810.6
4) Several times a month7513.7
5) Once a month478.6
6) Less than once a month13123.9
7) Never8114.8
Missing30 
TOTAL548100.0
134) Approximately how often do you engage in the following activities? Pray privately (BQ11B) (PRAYPRI)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/almost daily34361.6
2) Several times a week8415.1
3) Weekly274.8
4) Several times a month488.6
5) Once a month173.1
6) Less than once a month183.2
7) Never203.6
Missing21 
TOTAL557100.0
135) Approximately how often do you engage in the following activities? Attend a Bible study or prayer group (BQ11C) (BIBLESTY)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/almost daily40.8
2) Several times a week193.6
3) Weekly11221.4
4) Several times a month387.3
5) Once a month519.8
6) Less than once a month7013.4
7) Never22943.8
Missing55 
TOTAL523100.0
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 daily529.8
2) Several times a week509.4
3) Weekly529.8
4) Several times a month5310.0
5) Once a month448.3
6) Less than once a month10219.2
7) Never17833.5
Missing47 
TOTAL531100.0
137) Approximately how often do you engage in the following activities? Read devotional materials or religious books (BQ11E) (DEVOTMAT)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/almost daily7614.2
2) Several times a week539.9
3) Weekly366.7
4) Several times a month8716.3
5) Once a month489.0
6) Less than once a month13625.4
7) Never9918.5
Missing43 
TOTAL535100.0
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 daily173.3
2) Several times a week224.3
3) Weekly234.5
4) Several times a month387.4
5) Once a month336.4
6) Less than once a month9418.3
7) Never28855.9
Missing63 
TOTAL515100.0
139) Approximately how often do you engage in the following activities? Say grace before meals (BQ11G) (SAYGRACE)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/almost daily23642.5
2) Several times a week7313.2
3) Weekly244.3
4) Several times a month6111.0
5) Once a month315.6
6) Less than once a month8415.1
7) Never468.3
Missing23 
TOTAL555100.0
140) Which one of the following terms best describes your current stand on theological issues? (BQ12) (ISSUES)
TOTAL%
1) Very conservative407.1
2) Conservative15527.6
3) Moderate23441.6
4) Liberal9617.1
5) Very liberal376.6
Missing16 
TOTAL562100.0
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) Yes33859.6
2) No22940.4
Missing11 
TOTAL567100.0
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) Yes23742.4
2) No32257.6
Missing19 
TOTAL559100.0
143) IF EXPERIEN = YES: How old were you when this happened? (BQ14A) (AGEEXPER)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL23422.34215
144) In the past year, have you invited someone to attend worship at your congregation? (BQ15) (INVITEW)
TOTAL%
1) Yes34560.7
2) No22339.3
Missing10 
TOTAL568100.0
145) IF INVITEW = YES: How many people would you estimate you have invited in the past year? (BQ15A) (NUMINVIT)
TOTAL%
0) 010.3
1) 14513.8
2) 29127.8
3) 35918.0
4) 44513.8
5) 5298.9
6) 6247.3
7) 751.5
8) 861.8
10) 10103.1
11) 1110.3
12) 1210.3
15) 1510.3
20) 2020.6
30) 3010.3
50) 5010.3
97) A few/several41.2
99) Don't know10.3
Missing251 
TOTAL327100.0
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.8915.9
2) The Bible is the word of God, to be interpreted in the light of its historical and cultural context.26647.4
3) The Bible is the word of God, to be interpreted in the light of its historical context and the Church's teachings.18733.3
4) The Bible is not the word of God.193.4
Missing17 
TOTAL561100.0
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 agree36363.9
2) Agree12722.4
3) Neutral or not sure6611.6
4) Disagree101.8
5) Strongly disagree20.4
Missing10 
TOTAL568100.0
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 agree26646.9
2) Agree11720.6
3) Neutral or not sure14225.0
4) Disagree305.3
5) Strongly disagree122.1
Missing11 
TOTAL567100.0
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 agree7413.3
2) Agree14826.5
3) Neutral or not sure12622.6
4) Disagree15728.1
5) Strongly disagree539.5
Missing20 
TOTAL558100.0
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 agree5810.4
2) Agree14926.6
3) Neutral or not sure10518.8
4) Disagree13924.8
5) Strongly disagree10919.5
Missing18 
TOTAL560100.0
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 agree21137.5
2) Agree12321.9
3) Neutral or not sure11620.6
4) Disagree7112.6
5) Strongly disagree417.3
Missing16 
TOTAL562100.0
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 agree14225.2
2) Agree7813.8
3) Neutral or not sure14425.5
4) Disagree10618.8
5) Strongly disagree9416.7
Missing14 
TOTAL564100.0
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) Yes35462.4
2) No21337.6
Missing11 
TOTAL567100.0
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 issue.23040.5
2) Approve the new amendment and change the Book of Order.16428.9
3) Not sure17430.6
Missing10 
TOTAL568100.0
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, definitely14325.4
2) Yes, probably11420.2
3) Not sure559.8
4) No, probably not7312.9
5) No, definitely not17931.7
Missing14 
TOTAL564100.0
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, definitely14325.4
2) Yes, probably10518.7
3) Not sure559.8
4) No, probably not7212.8
5) No, definitely not18733.3
Missing16 
TOTAL562100.0
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, definitely11620.7
2) Yes, probably7513.4
3) Not sure6711.9
4) No, probably not6611.8
5) No, definitely not23742.2
Missing17 
TOTAL561100.0
158) What is your gender? (BQ21) (GENDER_D)
TOTAL%
1) Female36964.4
2) Male20435.6
Missing5 
TOTAL573100.0
159) What is your current age? (BQ22) (AGE_D)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL57162.13316
160) What is your current marital status? (BQ23) (MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Not married14325.0
2) Married43075.0
Missing5 
TOTAL573100.0
161) IF MARITAL = 1: Have you ever been married? ['Checked' indicates 'no, never married'] (BQ23A1) (MARRY)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked53993.7
1) Checked366.3
Missing3 
TOTAL575100.0
162) IF MARITAL = 1: Were you ever married, but [are] now widowed? (BQ23A2) (MARRY_A)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked49986.8
1) Checked7613.2
Missing3 
TOTAL575100.0
163) IF MARITAL = 1: Were you ever married, but [are] now divorced? (BQ23A3) (MARRY_B)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked54494.6
1) Checked315.4
Missing3 
TOTAL575100.0
164) IF MARITAL = 2: Have you had a previous marriage (or marriages)? Yes, but [am] now widowed (BQ24_1) (PREMARY1)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked56498.1
1) Checked111.9
Missing3 
TOTAL575100.0
165) IF MARITAL = 2: Have you had a previous marriage (or marriages)? Yes, but [am] now divorced (BQ24_2) (PREMARY2)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked50287.3
1) Checked7312.7
Missing3 
TOTAL575100.0
166) IF MARITAL = 2: Have you had a previous marriage (or marriages)? No (BQ24_3) (PREMARY3)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked23240.3
1) Checked34359.7
Missing3 
TOTAL575100.0
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) Baptist5412.9
2) Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)71.7
3) Episcopal102.4
4) Lutheran276.5
5) Methodist5813.9
6) Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), PCUS, UPCUSA, or UPCNA13331.8
7) Other Presbyterian20.5
8) Reformed71.7
9) Roman Catholic4510.8
10) UCC (United Church of Christ/Congregational)194.5
11) Independent or nondenominational30.7
12) None143.3
13) Other399.3
Missing160 
TOTAL418100.0
168) Please list the current faith or denomination of your spouse. (BQ25B) (SFAITH2)
TOTAL%
2) Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)41.1
3) Episcopal20.5
4) Lutheran30.8
5) Methodist20.5
6) Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), PCUS, UPCUSA, or UPCNA33289.2
9) Roman Catholic102.7
11) Independent or nondenominational10.3
12) None113.0
13) Other71.9
Missing206 
TOTAL372100.0
169) How often does your spouse attend Sunday (or other weekly) worship at your congregation? (BQ26A) (SPWORSHA)
TOTAL%
1) Never153.6
2) Less than once a year112.7
3) About once or twice a year297.0
4) Several times a year266.3
5) About once a month245.8
6) Two to three times a month6215.0
7) Nearly every week12530.2
8) Every week12229.5
Missing164 
TOTAL414100.0
170) How often does your spouse attend Sunday (or other weekly) worship at another congregation? (BQ26B) (SPWORSHB)
TOTAL%
1) Never7147.7
2) Less than once a year1812.1
3) About once or twice a year2114.1
4) Several times a year1711.4
5) About once a month64.0
6) Two to three times a month21.3
7) Nearly every week74.7
8) Every week74.7
Missing429 
TOTAL149100.0
171) Please indicate your employment status: Employed full-time (BQ27A1) (FULL)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked39468.5
1) Checked18131.5
Missing3 
TOTAL575100.0
172) Please indicate your employment status: Employed part-time (BQ27B1) (PART)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked51389.2
1) Checked6210.8
Missing3 
TOTAL575100.0
173) Please indicate your employment status: Self-employed (BQ27C1) (SELF)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked52591.3
1) Checked508.7
Missing3 
TOTAL575100.0
174) Please indicate your employment status: Unemployed (BQ27D1) (UNEMPLOY)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked56498.1
1) Checked111.9
Missing3 
TOTAL575100.0
175) Please indicate your employment status: Retired (BQ27E1) (RETIRED)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked31554.8
1) Checked26045.2
Missing3 
TOTAL575100.0
176) Please indicate your employment status: Full-time homemaker (BQ27F1) (HOMEMAK)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked52190.6
1) Checked549.4
Missing3 
TOTAL575100.0
177) Please indicate your employment status: Student (BQ27G1) (STUDENT)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked56097.4
1) Checked152.6
Missing3 
TOTAL575100.0
178) Please indicate your employment status: Other (BQ27H1) (EMPL_OTH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked57299.5
1) Checked30.5
Missing3 
TOTAL575100.0
179) If married, please indicate the employment status of your spouse: Employed full-time (BQ27A2) (SFULL)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked41772.5
1) Checked15827.5
Missing3 
TOTAL575100.0
180) If married, please indicate the employment status of your spouse: Employed part-time (BQ27B2) (SPART)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked54594.8
1) Checked305.2
Missing3 
TOTAL575100.0
181) If married, please indicate the employment status of your spouse: Self-employed (BQ27C2) (SSELF)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked54394.4
1) Checked325.6
Missing3 
TOTAL575100.0
182) If married, please indicate the employment status of your spouse: Unemployed (BQ27D2) (SUNEMPLY)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked57199.3
1) Checked40.7
Missing3 
TOTAL575100.0
183) If married, please indicate the employment status of your spouse: Retired (BQ27E2) (SRETIRED)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked38667.1
1) Checked18932.9
Missing3 
TOTAL575100.0
184) If married, please indicate the employment status of your spouse: Full-time homemaker (BQ27F2) (SHOMEMAK)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked54895.3
1) Checked274.7
Missing3 
TOTAL575100.0
185) If married, please indicate the employment status of your spouse: Student (BQ27G2) (SSTUDENT)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked57499.8
1) Checked10.2
Missing3 
TOTAL575100.0
186) If married, please indicate the employment status of your spouse: Other (BQ27H2) (SOTHER)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked56898.8
1) Checked71.2
Missing3 
TOTAL575100.0
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) 0155.2
1) 110.3
2) 210.3
4) 410.3
5) 531.0
6) 610.3
7) 710.3
8) 831.0
9) 910.3
10) 1093.1
12) 1220.7
15) 1520.7
16) 1631.0
18) 1810.3
20) 20175.9
23) 2310.3
24) 2472.4
25) 2572.4
30) 30165.5
32) 3220.7
35) 3562.1
36) 3610.3
37) 3710.3
38) 3831.0
40) 408730.0
42) 4241.4
45) 45269.0
46) 4610.3
47) 4720.7
48) 4820.7
49) 4910.3
50) 503813.1
55) 5562.1
58) 5820.7
60) 6093.1
64) 6410.3
65) 6520.7
70) 7020.7
80) 8010.3
99) It varies/Don't know10.3
Missing288 
TOTAL290100.0
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) 208.6
1) 10.4
2) 10.4
4) 10.4
8) 10.4
10) 41.7
12) 20.9
15) 41.7
16) 20.9
17) 10.4
18) 10.4
20) 125.2
24) 20.9
25) 10.4
28) 10.4
30) 52.1
32) 31.3
35) 41.7
36) 20.9
40) 7331.3
42) 41.7
45) 156.4
48) 20.9
50) 4017.2
55) 93.9
60) 166.9
65) 20.9
70) 20.9
75) 10.4
100) 10.4
Missing345 
TOTAL233100.0
189) How many children do you have? Include any legally adopted children; exclude stepchildren unless legally adopted. (BQ29) (CHILDREN)
TOTAL%
0) 6511.7
1) 8314.9
2) 22540.5
3) 11320.3
4) 437.7
5) 152.7
6) 91.6
8) 10.2
9) 20.4
Missing22 
TOTAL556100.0
190) What is the highest level of education completed by you? (BQ30A) (EDUC)
TOTAL%
1) Some high school or less91.6
2) High school diploma6010.6
3) Some college, but no degree9717.1
4) Associate's degree315.5
5) Bachelor's degree14725.9
6) Some graduate work6110.8
7) Graduate degree16228.6
Missing11 
TOTAL567100.0
191) What is the highest level of education completed by your spouse? (BQ30B) (SEDUC)
TOTAL%
1) Some high school or less102.3
2) High school diploma4911.3
3) Some college, but no degree6114.1
4) Associate's degree255.8
5) Bachelor's degree12027.7
6) Some graduate work276.2
7) Graduate degree14132.6
Missing145 
TOTAL433100.0
192) Check here if currently living in a dormitory, nursing home or other institutional housing. (BQ31) (LIVEINST)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked56598.3
1) Checked101.7
Missing3 
TOTAL575100.0
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) 19316.9
2) 230455.4
3) 37814.2
4) 4529.5
5) 5183.3
6) 620.4
7) Seven or more people20.4
Missing29 
TOTAL549100.0
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 alone9517.0
2) A single parent, living with one or more children162.9
3) A married couple, no children in household28350.6
4) A married couple, living with one or more children13524.2
5) Some other arrangement305.4
Missing19 
TOTAL559100.0
195) Generally speaking, do you think of yourself as a Democrat, Independent, Republican or other? (BQ33) (PARTYID)
TOTAL%
1) Democrat16729.8
2) Independent11119.8
3) Republican26447.1
4) Other183.2
Missing18 
TOTAL560100.0
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) Yes43175.7
2) No12321.6
3) Don't know132.3
4) Congregation does not use pledge cards20.4
Missing9 
TOTAL569100.0
197) What is your race or origin? White or Caucasian (BQ35_1) (RACE)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked315.4
1) Checked54494.6
Missing3 
TOTAL575100.0
198) What is your race or origin? Black or African American (BQ35_2) (RACE2)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked57199.3
1) Checked40.7
Missing3 
TOTAL575100.0
199) What is your race or origin? Indian (American) or Alaska Native (BQ35_3) (RACE3)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked57199.3
1) Checked40.7
Missing3 
TOTAL575100.0
200) What is your race or origin? Asian or Pacific Islander (BQ35_4) (RACE4)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked56397.9
1) Checked122.1
Missing3 
TOTAL575100.0
201) What is your race or origin? Hispanic, Latino/a or Spanish origin (BQ35_5) (RACE5)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked56999.0
1) Checked61.0
Missing3 
TOTAL575100.0
202) What is your race or origin? Some other race (BQ35_6) (RACE6)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked57499.8
1) Checked10.2
Missing3 
TOTAL575100.0
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 $20,000326.3
2) $20,000-$29,999448.6
3) $30,000-$39,9995210.2
4) $40,000-$49,999305.9
5) $50,000-$59,999377.2
6) $60,000-$69,999387.4
7) $70,000-$79,999326.3
8) $80,000-$89,999316.1
9) $90,000-$99,999367.0
10) $100,000-$124,9996011.7
11) $125,000-$149,999407.8
12) $150,000-$199,999254.9
13) $200,000-$249,999183.5
14) $250,000 or more367.0
Missing67 
TOTAL511100.0
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) No8315.0
2) Yes47285.0
Missing23 
TOTAL555100.0
205) If GIVING = YES: Estimate how much. (BQ37A1) (AMTGIVE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL45323067.245139307
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) No26051.5
2) Yes24548.5
Missing73 
TOTAL505100.0
207) If CAPCAMP = YES: Estimate how much. (BQ37B1) (AMTCAP)
TOTAL%
0) 010.5
10) 1010.5
20) 2031.6
25) 2510.5
30) 3010.5
50) 5084.2
56) 5610.5
60) 6010.5
100) 100199.9
150) 15010.5
190) 19010.5
200) 2002010.5
240) 24010.5
250) 25021.0
260) 26010.5
300) 300126.3
333) 33310.5
338) 33810.5
360) 36010.5
420) 42010.5
500) 5002010.5
600) 60052.6
750) 75010.5
800) 80010.5
900) 90021.0
1000) 1000199.9
1040) 104010.5
1100) 110021.0
1152) 115210.5
1200) 1200105.2
1300) 130021.0
1500) 150063.1
1600) 160010.5
2000) 200063.1
2600) 260021.0
3000) 300073.7
3500) 350010.5
3640) 364010.5
4000) 400031.6
5000) 500042.1
5500) 550031.6
6000) 600021.0
10000) 1000010.5
15000) 1500021.0
17000) 1700010.5
20000) 2000010.5
25000) 2500010.5
45000) 4500010.5
50000) 5000010.5
999999) Don't know52.6
Missing387 
TOTAL191100.0
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) No16331.5
2) Yes35468.5
Missing61 
TOTAL517100.0
209) If SPECAPP = YES: Estimate how much. (BQ37C1) (AMTSPEC)
TOTAL%
0) 010.3
5) 510.3
10) 1082.5
13) 1310.3
15) 1510.3
20) 20144.4
25) 25103.1
30) 3072.2
40) 4092.8
50) 504815.0
60) 6041.3
70) 7020.6
75) 7530.9
80) 8020.6
100) 1006821.3
120) 12010.3
125) 12520.6
150) 15051.6
175) 17510.3
200) 2004714.7
250) 25030.9
280) 28010.3
300) 300154.7
350) 35010.3
389) 38910.3
400) 400103.1
420) 42010.3
480) 48010.3
500) 500144.4
563) 56310.3
585) 58510.3
600) 60041.3
650) 65010.3
679) 67910.3
700) 70020.6
720) 72010.3
770) 77010.3
900) 90020.6
1000) 100072.2
1065) 106510.3
1200) 120010.3
1300) 130010.3
1390) 139010.3
1440) 144010.3
2000) 200020.6
2500) 250010.3
4841) 484110.3
5000) 500010.3
999999) Don't know72.2
Missing258 
TOTAL320100.0
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) No30760.8
2) Yes19839.2
Missing73 
TOTAL505100.0
211) If PCUSADIR = YES: Estimate how much. (BQ37D1) (AMTPCUSA)
TOTAL%
0) 010.7
10) 1064.4
12) 1210.7
15) 1521.5
20) 2064.4
24) 2410.7
25) 25118.1
30) 3021.5
35) 3510.7
50) 503022.2
60) 6021.5
75) 7521.5
85) 8510.7
100) 1003123.0
150) 15032.2
200) 2001410.4
300) 30021.5
360) 36010.7
400) 40021.5
500) 50021.5
1000) 100043.0
1355) 135510.7
1600) 160010.7
1800) 180010.7
3550) 355010.7
4000) 400010.7
5239) 523910.7
8000) 800010.7
999999) Don't know32.2
Missing443 
TOTAL135100.0
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) No28056.1
2) Yes21943.9
Missing79 
TOTAL499100.0
213) If OUTPCUSA = YES: Estimate how much. (BQ37E1) (ALLCAUSE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL1846600.57673688
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) No10219.1
2) Yes43280.9
Missing44 
TOTAL534100.0
215) If NONRELIG = YES: Estimate how much (BQ37F1) (AMTNOREL)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL40231414.572170293
216) State (99 = Not provided) (STATE)
217) Region of residents (imputed from mailing address) (REGION)
TOTAL%
1) Northeast10117.6
2) Midwest15226.4
3) South22338.8
4) West9917.2
Missing3 
TOTAL575100.0
218) I-AGE: What is your current age? (BQ22) (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-AGE)
TOTAL%
1) Less than 35346.0
2) 35 to 498514.9
3) 50 to 6418231.9
4) 65 and up27047.3
Missing7 
TOTAL571100.0
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 $20,000326.3
2) $20,000-$49,99912624.7
3) $50,000-$99,99917434.1
4) $100,000 or more17935.0
Missing67 
TOTAL511100.0
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) Democrat16729.8
2) Independent11119.8
3) Republican26447.1
4) Other183.2
Missing18 
TOTAL560100.0
221) I-REGION: Region of residents (imputed from mailing address) (for use with online analysis) (I-REGION)
TOTAL%
1) Northeast10117.6
2) Midwest15226.4
3) South22338.8
4) West9917.2
Missing3 
TOTAL575100.0
222) I-SEX: What is your gender (sex)? (QP6_1) (for use with online analysis) (I-SEX)
TOTAL%
1) Female36863.8
2) Male20936.2
Missing1 
TOTAL577100.0