Presbyterian Panel Survey, November 2010 - Congregational Leadership, Elders

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All frequencies are raw numbers (no weights used).
1) How much do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Order: It is important for every Presbyterian Church (USA) congregation to have a full time installed pastor. (Q1FULLTM)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree13029.1
2) Agree14532.4
3) Neutral6514.5
4) Disagree9821.9
5) Strongly disagree92.0
Missing1 
TOTAL447100.0
2) How much do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Order: In the future fewer Presbyterian Church (USA) congregations will be able to afford a full-time, installed pastor. (Q1NOAFF)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree7416.6
2) Agree27060.5
3) Neutral7416.6
4) Disagree265.8
5) Strongly disagree20.4
Missing2 
TOTAL446100.0
3) How much do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Order: It is important for pastors of Presbyterian Church (USA) congregations to be able to read Greek. (Q1GREEK)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree225.0
2) Agree7316.5
3) Neutral15735.4
4) Disagree14232.1
5) Strongly disagree4911.1
Missing5 
TOTAL443100.0
4) How much do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Order: It is important for pastors of Presbyterian Church (USA) congregations to be able to read Hebrew. (Q1HEBREW)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree184.1
2) Agree9220.9
3) Neutral15535.1
4) Disagree13229.9
5) Strongly disagree4410.0
Missing7 
TOTAL441100.0
5) How much do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Order: It is important for pastors of Presbyterian Church (USA) congregations to be fluent in a modern language other than English. (Q1LANG)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree40.9
2) Agree6815.2
3) Neutral15735.2
4) Disagree18942.4
5) Strongly disagree286.3
Missing2 
TOTAL446100.0
6) How much do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Order: It is good that congregations have the option of calling a temporary pastor, instead of an installed pastor, as a pastoral leader. (Q1TEMP)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree8118.2
2) Agree27361.3
3) Neutral6915.5
4) Disagree184.0
5) Strongly disagree40.9
Missing3 
TOTAL445100.0
7) How much do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Order: It is good that congregations have the option of calling a commissioned lay pastor, instead of a minister of the Word and Sacrament, as a pastoral leader. (Q1COMLAY)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree5011.2
2) Agree22750.8
3) Neutral10924.4
4) Disagree5311.9
5) Strongly disagree81.8
Missing1 
TOTAL447100.0
8) How much do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Order: It is good that congregations have the option of calling as a pastoral leader a person who is also employed in work outside of pasturing a congregation (a tentmaker or bi-vocational pastor). (Q1OUTSDR)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree449.9
2) Agree23953.8
3) Neutral9922.3
4) Disagree5311.9
5) Strongly disagree92.0
Missing4 
TOTAL444100.0
9) How much do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Order: Pastors of Presbyterian Church (USA) congregations should be required to retire by age 70. (Q1RETIRE)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree143.2
2) Agree5712.8
3) Neutral10623.9
4) Disagree22650.9
5) Strongly disagree419.2
Missing4 
TOTAL444100.0
10) How much do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Order: The time it takes congregations to call a new installed pastor is too long. (Q1LONGTM)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree10624.1
2) Agree16537.5
3) Neutral10022.7
4) Disagree6514.8
5) Strongly disagree40.9
Missing8 
TOTAL440100.0
11) How much do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Order: Having Presbyterian leaders present a pastor-seeking congregation with two-three choices (which is now part of the designated pastor call process) would be a good option for many congregations. (Q1CHOICE)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree419.2
2) Agree25457.2
3) Neutral9120.5
4) Disagree449.9
5) Strongly disagree143.2
Missing4 
TOTAL444100.0
12) How much do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Order: Having Presbyterian leaders present a pastor-seeking congregation with two-three choices would speed up pastoral transitions. (Q1CHFAST)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree235.2
2) Agree21748.7
3) Neutral15835.4
4) Disagree409.0
5) Strongly disagree81.8
Missing2 
TOTAL446100.0
13) In your opinion how much does the following factor account for why, instead of having a minister of the Word and Sacrament serving as installed pastor, some congregations have a commissioned lay pastor, supply pastor, informal pastoral leader, or no pastoral leader at all? Order: There are not enough new seminary grads to meet the needs of congregations. (Q2FEWSEM)
TOTAL%
1) A great deal317.1
2) Quite a bit9521.8
3) Some14132.3
4) Only a little4911.2
5) Not at all4510.3
6) Not sure7517.2
Missing12 
TOTAL436100.0
14) In your opinion how much does the following factor account for why, instead of having a minister of the Word and Sacrament serving as installed pastor, some congregations have a commissioned lay pastor, supply pastor, informal pastoral leader, or no pastoral leader at all? Order: These congregations cannot afford to pay salary and benefits for an installed pastor. (Q2NOMONY)
TOTAL%
1) A great deal14332.6
2) Quite a bit14132.2
3) Some11225.6
4) Only a little81.8
5) Not at all61.4
6) Not sure286.4
Missing10 
TOTAL438100.0
15) In your opinion how much does the following factor account for why, instead of having a minister of the Word and Sacrament serving as installed pastor, some congregations have a commissioned lay pastor, supply pastor, informal pastoral leader, or no pastoral leader at all? Order: Most ministers of the Word and Sacrament are married and are unwilling to accept a call in an area where job opportunities for their spouse are limited. (Q2SPJOB)
TOTAL%
1) A great deal153.4
2) Quite a bit9621.9
3) Some19644.6
4) Only a little5612.8
5) Not at all122.7
6) Not sure6414.6
Missing9 
TOTAL439100.0
16) In your opinion how much does the following factor account for why, instead of having a minister of the Word and Sacrament serving as installed pastor, some congregations have a commissioned lay pastor, supply pastor, informal pastoral leader, or no pastoral leader at all? Order: These congregations are able to find people who are not Presbyterian Church (USA) ministers of the Word and Sacrament to provide effective leadership (for example, commissioned lay pastors of ministers associated with other denominations). (Q2NONPC)
TOTAL%
1) A great deal184.1
2) Quite a bit8318.9
3) Some18842.9
4) Only a little4610.5
5) Not at all194.3
6) Not sure8419.2
Missing10 
TOTAL438100.0
17) In your opinion how much does the following factor account for why, instead of having a minister of the Word and Sacrament serving as installed pastor, some congregations have a commissioned lay pastor, supply pastor, informal pastoral leader, or no pastoral leader at all? Order: These congregations prefer someone without a seminary degree. (Q2NOSEMD)
TOTAL%
1) A great deal40.9
2) Quite a bit235.3
3) Some4410.1
4) Only a little7617.5
5) Not at all17941.1
6) Not sure10925.1
Missing13 
TOTAL435100.0
18) In your opinion how much does the following factor account for why, instead of having a minister of the Word and Sacrament serving as installed pastor, some congregations have a commissioned lay pastor, supply pastor, informal pastoral leader, or no pastoral leader at all? Order: Other (Please specify). (Q2OTHER)
TOTAL%
1) A great deal78.1
2) Quite a bit89.3
3) Some910.5
4) Only a little22.3
5) Not at all55.8
6) Not sure5564.0
Missing362 
TOTAL86100.0
19) How important do you believe it is for elders serving on session in Presbyterian Church (USA) congregations to be willing and able to engage in the following activity: assisting in worship? (Q3EWORSH)
TOTAL%
1) Essential22550.9
2) Important, but not essential20646.6
3) Not important92.0
4) Not sure20.5
Missing6 
TOTAL442100.0
20) How important do you believe it is for elders serving on session in Presbyterian Church (USA) congregations to be willing and able to engage in the following activity: encouraging people in service to and worship of God? (Q3EENCOR)
TOTAL%
1) Essential30669.5
2) Important, but not essential12929.3
3) Not important10.2
4) Not sure40.9
Missing8 
TOTAL440100.0
21) How important do you believe it is for elders serving on session in Presbyterian Church (USA) congregations to be willing and able to engage in the following activity: equipping and renewing people for tasks within the church? (Q3ETASKS)
TOTAL%
1) Essential26360.0
2) Important, but not essential16637.9
3) Not important51.1
4) Not sure40.9
Missing10 
TOTAL438100.0
22) How important do you believe it is for elders serving on session in Presbyterian Church (USA) congregations to be willing and able to engage in the following activity: equipping and renewing people for mission in the world? (Q3EMISS)
TOTAL%
1) Essential17039.0
2) Important, but not essential22752.1
3) Not important266.0
4) Not sure133.0
Missing12 
TOTAL436100.0
23) How important do you believe it is for elders serving on session in Presbyterian Church (USA) congregations to be willing and able to engage in the following activity: equipping others to share the gospel with unchurched people? (Q3EGOSPL)
TOTAL%
1) Essential17640.1
2) Important, but not essential22350.8
3) Not important317.1
4) Not sure92.1
Missing9 
TOTAL439100.0
24) How important do you believe it is for elders serving on session in Presbyterian Church (USA) congregations to be willing and able to engage in the following activity: informing the pastor and session colleagues of persons and ministries that need special attention? (Q3ESPEC)
TOTAL%
1) Essential33175.1
2) Important, but not essential10724.3
4) Not sure30.7
Missing7 
TOTAL441100.0
25) How important do you believe it is for elders serving on session in Presbyterian Church (USA) congregations to be willing and able to engage in the following activity: living in obedience to the Bible? (Q3EOBEY)
TOTAL%
1) Essential34377.8
2) Important, but not essential8318.8
3) Not important40.9
4) Not sure112.5
Missing7 
TOTAL441100.0
26) How important do you believe it is for elders serving on session in Presbyterian Church (USA) congregations to be willing and able to engage in the following activity: living in conformity to the confessional standards of the church? (Q3ECONFS)
TOTAL%
1) Essential28664.7
2) Important, but not essential13731.0
3) Not important132.9
4) Not sure61.4
Missing6 
TOTAL442100.0
27) How important do you believe it is for elders serving on session in Presbyterian Church (USA) congregations to be willing and able to engage in the following activity: participating in session meetings? (Q3EMEET)
TOTAL%
1) Essential40491.2
2) Important, but not essential398.8
Missing5 
TOTAL443100.0
28) How important do you believe it is for elders serving on session in Presbyterian Church (USA) congregations to be willing and able to engage in the following activity: sharing the gospel with unchurched people? (Q3ESGOSP)
TOTAL%
1) Essential16136.8
2) Important, but not essential23253.0
3) Not important368.2
4) Not sure92.1
Missing10 
TOTAL438100.0
29) How important do you believe it is for elders serving on session in Presbyterian Church (USA) congregations to be willing and able to engage in the following activity: studying the Bible? (Q3ESTUDY)
TOTAL%
1) Essential30368.4
2) Important, but not essential13029.3
3) Not important81.8
4) Not sure20.5
Missing5 
TOTAL443100.0
30) How important do you believe it is for elders serving on session in Presbyterian Church (USA) congregations to be willing and able to engage in the following activity: teaching the Bible? (Q3ETEACH)
TOTAL%
1) Essential10122.8
2) Important, but not essential27762.5
3) Not important5211.7
4) Not sure132.9
Missing5 
TOTAL443100.0
31) How important do you believe it is for elders serving on session in Presbyterian Church (USA) congregations to be willing and able to engage in the following activity: visiting, comforting, and caring for people, giving special attention to the poor, the sick, the lonely and those who are oppressed? (Q3ECARE)
TOTAL%
1) Essential20847.8
2) Important, but not essential20647.4
3) Not important153.4
4) Not sure61.4
Missing13 
TOTAL435100.0
32) How important do you believe it is for elders serving on session in Presbyterian Church (USA) congregations to be willing and able to engage in the following activity: other? (Q3EOTHER)
TOTAL%
1) Essential2332.4
2) Important, but not essential79.9
3) Not important34.2
4) Not sure3853.5
Missing377 
TOTAL71100.0
33) How important do you believe it is for pastors of Presbyterian Church (USA) congregations to be willing and able to engage in the following activity: administrating the sacrament of Baptism? (Q4PBAPT)
TOTAL%
1) Essential41994.4
2) Important, but not essential225.0
3) Not important20.5
4) Not sure10.2
Missing4 
TOTAL444100.0
34) How important do you believe it is for pastors of Presbyterian Church (USA) congregations to be willing and able to engage in the following activity: administering the sacrament of the Lord's Supper? (Q4PLSUP)
TOTAL%
1) Essential42595.7
2) Important, but not essential184.1
3) Not important10.2
Missing4 
TOTAL444100.0
35) How important do you believe it is for pastors of Presbyterian Church (USA) congregations to be willing and able to engage in the following activity: encouraging people in service to and worship of God? (Q4PENCOR)
TOTAL%
1) Essential40691.9
2) Important, but not essential357.9
4) Not sure10.2
Missing6 
TOTAL442100.0
36) How important do you believe it is for pastors of Presbyterian Church (USA) congregations to be willing and able to engage in the following activity: equipping and enabling people for tasks within the church? (Q4PTASK)
TOTAL%
1) Essential30870.0
2) Important, but not essential13129.8
4) Not sure10.2
Missing8 
TOTAL440100.0
37) How important do you believe it is for pastors of Presbyterian Church (USA) congregations to be willing and able to engage in the following activity: equipping and enabling people for mission in the world? (Q4PMISS)
TOTAL%
1) Essential24255.4
2) Important, but not essential17540.0
3) Not important153.4
4) Not sure51.1
Missing11 
TOTAL437100.0
38) How important do you believe it is for pastors of Presbyterian Church (USA) congregations to be willing and able to engage in the following activity: equipping others to share the Gospel with unchurched people? (Q4PSGOSP)
TOTAL%
1) Essential25457.9
2) Important, but not essential16637.8
3) Not important143.2
4) Not sure51.1
Missing9 
TOTAL439100.0
39) How important do you believe it is for pastors of Presbyterian Church (USA) congregations to be willing and able to engage in the following activity: facilitating relationships with people of other Christian denominations? (Q4POTHCH)
TOTAL%
1) Essential18241.4
2) Important, but not essential23252.7
3) Not important173.9
4) Not sure92.0
Missing8 
TOTAL440100.0
40) How important do you believe it is for pastors of Presbyterian Church (USA) congregations to be willing and able to engage in the following activity: facilitating relationships with people of non- Christian faiths? (Q4PNOCH)
TOTAL%
1) Essential12628.7
2) Important, but not essential24656.0
3) Not important4710.7
4) Not sure204.6
Missing9 
TOTAL439100.0
41) How important do you believe it is for pastors of Presbyterian Church (USA) congregations to be willing and able to engage in the following activity: helping make church decision-making more participatory and inclusive? (Q4PDEC)
TOTAL%
1) Essential25357.6
2) Important, but not essential16738.0
3) Not important122.7
4) Not sure71.6
Missing9 
TOTAL439100.0
42) How important do you believe it is for pastors of Presbyterian Church (USA) congregations to be willing and able to engage in the following activity: helping the church serve the wider community? (Q4PCOMM)
TOTAL%
1) Essential28464.1
2) Important, but not essential15735.4
3) Not important10.2
4) Not sure10.2
Missing5 
TOTAL443100.0
43) How important do you believe it is for pastors of Presbyterian Church (USA) congregations to be willing and able to engage in the following activity: leading worship? (Q4PLEADW)
TOTAL%
1) Essential40492.4
2) Important, but not essential306.9
3) Not important30.7
Missing11 
TOTAL437100.0
44) How important do you believe it is for pastors of Presbyterian Church (USA) congregations to be willing and able to engage in the following activity: living in a way that commends the gospel to all persons? (Q4PLIVEG)
TOTAL%
1) Essential37685.6
2) Important, but not essential6013.7
3) Not important20.5
4) Not sure10.2
Missing9 
TOTAL439100.0
45) How important do you believe it is for pastors of Presbyterian Church (USA) congregations to be willing and able to engage in the following activity: living in a way that communicates the gospel's joy and justice? (Q4PGJOY)
TOTAL%
1) Essential37385.0
2) Important, but not essential6214.1
3) Not important30.7
4) Not sure10.2
Missing9 
TOTAL439100.0
46) How important do you believe it is for pastors of Presbyterian Church (USA) congregations to be willing and able to engage in the following activity: participating in the ministries of the presbytery? (Q4PMINP)
TOTAL%
1) Essential21849.4
2) Important, but not essential20145.6
3) Not important194.3
4) Not sure30.7
Missing7 
TOTAL441100.0
47) How important do you believe it is for pastors of Presbyterian Church (USA) congregations to be willing and able to engage in the following activity: participating in the ministries of the synod? (Q4PMINS)
TOTAL%
1) Essential9822.4
2) Important, but not essential25057.2
3) Not important6615.1
4) Not sure235.3
Missing11 
TOTAL437100.0
48) How important do you believe it is for pastors of Presbyterian Church (USA) congregations to be willing and able to engage in the following activity: participating in the ministries of the General Assembly? (Q4PGENA)
TOTAL%
1) Essential9321.4
2) Important, but not essential25157.8
3) Not important7316.8
4) Not sure173.9
Missing14 
TOTAL434100.0
49) How important do you believe it is for pastors of Presbyterian Church (USA) congregations to be willing and able to engage in the following activity: praying with and for the congregation? (Q4PPRAY)
TOTAL%
1) Essential42697.0
2) Important, but not essential122.7
3) Not important10.2
Missing9 
TOTAL439100.0
50) How important do you believe it is for pastors of Presbyterian Church (USA) congregations to be willing and able to engage in the following activity: providing pastoral care, devoting special attention to the poor, the sick, the troubled, and the dying? (Q4PPCARE)
TOTAL%
1) Essential40692.1
2) Important, but not essential347.7
3) Not important10.2
Missing7 
TOTAL441100.0
51) How important do you believe it is for pastors of Presbyterian Church (USA) congregations to be willing and able to engage in the following activity: sharing the gospel with unchurched people? (Q4PSHGOS)
TOTAL%
1) Essential24054.4
2) Important, but not essential17740.1
3) Not important194.3
4) Not sure51.1
Missing7 
TOTAL441100.0
52) How important do you believe it is for pastors of Presbyterian Church (USA) congregations to be willing and able to engage in the following activity: studying the Bible? (Q4PBSTDY)
TOTAL%
1) Essential39589.8
2) Important, but not essential4410.0
3) Not important10.2
Missing8 
TOTAL440100.0
53) How important do you believe it is for pastors of Presbyterian Church (USA) congregations to be willing and able to engage in the following activity: preaching and teaching the Bible? (Q4PTEACH)
TOTAL%
1) Essential41694.1
2) Important, but not essential245.4
3) Not important10.2
4) Not sure10.2
Missing6 
TOTAL442100.0
54) How important do you believe it is for pastors of Presbyterian Church (USA) congregations to be willing and able to engage in the following activity: other (please specify)? (Q4POTHER)
TOTAL%
1) Essential2638.8
2) Important, but not essential69.0
3) Not important34.5
4) Not sure3247.8
Missing381 
TOTAL67100.0
55) How important is it for pastors of the Presbyterian Church (USA) congregations to have or demonstrate the following skill or characteristic: able to adapt his or her leadership style for different people and situations? (Q5PADAPT)
TOTAL%
1) Essential29466.8
2) Important, but not essential14031.8
3) Not important51.1
4) Not sure10.2
Missing8 
TOTAL440100.0
56) How important is it for pastors of the Presbyterian Church (USA) congregations to have or demonstrate the following skill or characteristic: able to equip others to carry out their own ministries? (Q5PEQUIP)
TOTAL%
1) Essential24455.5
2) Important, but not essential18341.6
3) Not important61.4
4) Not sure71.6
Missing8 
TOTAL440100.0
57) How important is it for pastors of the Presbyterian Church (USA) congregations to have or demonstrate the following skill or characteristic: able to lead change? (Q5PCHNGE)
TOTAL%
1) Essential30871.8
2) Important, but not essential10925.4
3) Not important61.4
4) Not sure61.4
Missing19 
TOTAL429100.0
58) How important is it for pastors of the Presbyterian Church (USA) congregations to have or demonstrate the following skill or characteristic: able to maintain boundaries between himself or herself and other people in the congregation? (Q5PBOUND)
TOTAL%
1) Essential21549.3
2) Important, but not essential15535.6
3) Not important327.3
4) Not sure347.8
Missing12 
TOTAL436100.0
59) How important is it for pastors of the Presbyterian Church (USA) congregations to have or demonstrate the following skill or characteristic: active listening? (Q5PLISTN)
TOTAL%
1) Essential37284.5
2) Important, but not essential6615.0
3) Not important20.5
Missing8 
TOTAL440100.0
60) How important is it for pastors of the Presbyterian Church (USA) congregations to have or demonstrate the following skill or characteristic: age 40 or younger? (Q5PYOUNG)
TOTAL%
1) Essential102.3
2) Important, but not essential419.6
3) Not important36485.2
4) Not sure122.8
Missing21 
TOTAL427100.0
61) How important is it for pastors of the Presbyterian Church (USA) congregations to have or demonstrate the following skill or characteristic: available, approachable and warm person with good ‘people skills'? (Q5PPPSKL)
TOTAL%
1) Essential31872.3
2) Important, but not essential12127.5
3) Not important10.2
Missing8 
TOTAL440100.0
62) How important is it for pastors of the Presbyterian Church (USA) congregations to have or demonstrate the following skill or characteristic: bridge builder? (Q5PBRDGE)
TOTAL%
1) Essential26860.9
2) Important, but not essential16437.3
4) Not sure81.8
Missing8 
TOTAL440100.0
63) How important is it for pastors of the Presbyterian Church (USA) congregations to have or demonstrate the following skill or characteristic: competent? (Q5PCOMPT)
TOTAL%
1) Essential36983.9
2) Important, but not essential7116.1
Missing8 
TOTAL440100.0
64) How important is it for pastors of the Presbyterian Church (USA) congregations to have or demonstrate the following skill or characteristic: confident? (Q5PCONF)
TOTAL%
1) Essential29968.4
2) Important, but not essential13530.9
3) Not important30.7
Missing11 
TOTAL437100.0
65) How important is it for pastors of the Presbyterian Church (USA) congregations to have or demonstrate the following skill or characteristic: consensus builder? (Q5PCONS)
TOTAL%
1) Essential24255.9
2) Important, but not essential16939.0
3) Not important102.3
4) Not sure122.8
Missing15 
TOTAL433100.0
66) How important is it for pastors of the Presbyterian Church (USA) congregations to have or demonstrate the following skill or characteristic: emotionally healthy? (Q5PEMHLT)
TOTAL%
1) Essential37084.3
2) Important, but not essential6915.7
Missing9 
TOTAL439100.0
67) How important is it for pastors of the Presbyterian Church (USA) congregations to have or demonstrate the following skill or characteristic: good preacher and worship leader? (Q5PGOODP)
TOTAL%
1) Essential32974.8
2) Important, but not essential10624.1
3) Not important30.7
4) Not sure20.5
Missing8 
TOTAL440100.0
68) How important is it for pastors of the Presbyterian Church (USA) congregations to have or demonstrate the following skill or characteristic: married? (Q5PMARR)
TOTAL%
1) Essential184.1
2) Important, but not essential9521.5
3) Not important32272.9
4) Not sure71.6
Missing6 
TOTAL442100.0
69) How important is it for pastors of the Presbyterian Church (USA) congregations to have or demonstrate the following skill or characteristic: not anxious; levelheaded? (Q5PLEVEL)
TOTAL%
1) Essential24957.0
2) Important, but not essential17740.5
3) Not important81.8
4) Not sure30.7
Missing11 
TOTAL437100.0
70) How important is it for pastors of the Presbyterian Church (USA) congregations to have or demonstrate the following skill or characteristic: parent of a child age 18 or younger? (Q5PPARNT)
TOTAL%
1) Essential40.9
2) Important, but not essential286.4
3) Not important39490.4
4) Not sure102.3
Missing12 
TOTAL436100.0
71) How important is it for pastors of the Presbyterian Church (USA) congregations to have or demonstrate the following skill or characteristic: personal spiritual life that is genuine and heart-felt? (Q5PGENUI)
TOTAL%
1) Essential37484.6
2) Important, but not essential6614.9
3) Not important20.5
Missing6 
TOTAL442100.0
72) How important is it for pastors of the Presbyterian Church (USA) congregations to have or demonstrate the following skill or characteristic: prior career outside of the church? (Q5POUTC)
TOTAL%
1) Essential92.1
2) Important, but not essential5913.5
3) Not important35982.0
4) Not sure112.5
Missing10 
TOTAL438100.0
73) How important is it for pastors of the Presbyterian Church (USA) congregations to have or demonstrate the following skill or characteristic: strategic planner? (Q5PSTRAT)
TOTAL%
1) Essential13229.9
2) Important, but not essential26961.0
3) Not important347.7
4) Not sure61.4
Missing7 
TOTAL441100.0
74) How important is it for pastors of the Presbyterian Church (USA) congregations to have or demonstrate the following skill or characteristic: strong spiritual leader? (Q5PSPIRT)
TOTAL%
1) Essential36081.8
2) Important, but not essential7918.0
4) Not sure10.2
Missing8 
TOTAL440100.0
75) How important is it for pastors of the Presbyterian Church (USA) congregations to have or demonstrate the following skill or characteristic: team leader? (Q5PTEAML)
TOTAL%
1) Essential27362.6
2) Important, but not essential15936.5
3) Not important20.5
4) Not sure20.5
Missing12 
TOTAL436100.0
76) How important is it for pastors of the Presbyterian Church (USA) congregations to have or demonstrate the following skill or characteristic: other (please specify)? (Q5POTHER)
TOTAL%
1) Essential2237.9
2) Important, but not essential23.4
3) Not important35.2
4) Not sure3153.4
Missing390 
TOTAL58100.0
77) How often did you use the following language in your ministry during the past 12 months: Greek? (Q6GREEK)
TOTAL%
1) Never or don't know language34082.5
2) Once or twice4410.7
3) Once every 3-4 months122.9
4) Once every month or two92.2
5) More often than monthly71.7
Missing36 
TOTAL412100.0
78) How often did you use the following language in your ministry during the past 12 months: Hebrew? (Q6HEBREW)
TOTAL%
1) Never or don't know language33881.4
2) Once or twice4911.8
3) Once every 3-4 months133.1
4) Once every month or two112.7
5) More often than monthly41.0
Missing33 
TOTAL415100.0
79) How often did you use the following language in your ministry during the past 12 months: Korean? (Q6KOREAN)
TOTAL%
1) Never or don't know language39898.5
2) Once or twice30.7
5) More often than monthly30.7
Missing44 
TOTAL404100.0
80) How often did you use the following language in your ministry during the past 12 months: Spanish? (Q6SPANSH)
TOTAL%
1) Never or don't know language33481.3
2) Once or twice5012.2
3) Once every 3-4 months92.2
4) Once every month or two61.5
5) More often than monthly122.9
Missing37 
TOTAL411100.0
81) How often did you use the following language in your ministry during the past 12 months: other language (please specify)? (Q6OTHRL)
TOTAL%
1) Never or don't know language10881.8
2) Once or twice86.1
3) Once every 3-4 months32.3
4) Once every month or two21.5
5) More often than monthly118.3
Missing316 
TOTAL132100.0
82) If you are a minister of the Word and Sacrament who does not regularly serve or attend worship at a Presbyterian Church (USA) congregation, please check this box and skip to Q8. (SKIPQ7)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked448100.0
TOTAL448100.0
83) Does anyone (including you, if applicable) serve your congregation in the following position: pastor? (Q7PASTOR)
TOTAL%
1) No or do not know7117.4
2) Yes33682.6
Missing41 
TOTAL407100.0
84) Pastor: total number who are in this position. (Q7NUMBPR)
TOTAL%
0) None72.1
1) 129085.5
2) 2226.5
3) 382.4
4) 451.5
5) 530.9
6) 610.3
12) 1210.3
99) Don't know20.6
Missing109 
TOTAL339100.0
85) Pastor: number who are paid. (Q7PAIDPR)
TOTAL%
0) None31.0
1) 127086.8
2) 2216.8
3) 372.3
4) 441.3
5) 531.0
6) 610.3
12) 1210.3
99) Don't know10.3
Missing137 
TOTAL311100.0
86) Pastor: number who serve full time. (Q7FTPR)
TOTAL%
0) None227.1
1) 125983.8
2) 2154.9
3) 341.3
4) 451.6
6) 610.3
12) 1210.3
99) Don't know20.6
Missing139 
TOTAL309100.0
87) Pastor: number who also serve another congregation. (Q7ANCGPR)
TOTAL%
0) None27990.9
1) 1216.8
2) 220.7
99) Don't know51.6
Missing141 
TOTAL307100.0
88) Pastor: number who do paid work outside of congregation. (Q7OUTPPR)
TOTAL%
0) None26184.7
1) 1258.1
2) 210.3
3) 310.3
99) Don't know206.5
Missing140 
TOTAL308100.0
89) Does anyone (including you, if applicable) serve your congregation in the following position: co-pastor? (Q7COPAST)
TOTAL%
1) No or do not know33494.1
2) Yes215.9
Missing93 
TOTAL355100.0
90) Co-pastor: total number who are in this position. (Q7NUMBCO)
TOTAL%
0) None3665.5
1) 11323.6
2) 259.1
3) 311.8
Missing393 
TOTAL55100.0
91) Co-pastor: number who are paid. (Q7PAIDCO)
TOTAL%
0) None1348.1
1) 1829.6
2) 2414.8
3) 313.7
99) Don't know13.7
Missing421 
TOTAL27100.0
92) Co-pastor: number who serve full time. (Q7FTCO)
TOTAL%
0) None1657.1
1) 1725.0
2) 2414.3
99) Don't know13.6
Missing420 
TOTAL28100.0
93) Co-pastor: number who also serve another congregation. (Q7ANCGCO)
TOTAL%
0) None2083.3
1) 114.2
99) Don't know312.5
Missing424 
TOTAL24100.0
94) Co-pastor: number who do paid work outside of congregation. (Q7OUTPCO)
TOTAL%
0) None1979.2
1) 114.2
99) Don't know416.7
Missing424 
TOTAL24100.0
95) Does anyone (including you, if applicable) serve your congregation in the following position: interim pastor? (Q7INTERM)
TOTAL%
1) No or do not know31889.6
2) Yes3710.4
Missing93 
TOTAL355100.0
96) Interim pastor: total number who are in this position. (Q7NUMBIN)
TOTAL%
0) None2741.5
1) 13655.4
2) 211.5
99) Don't know11.5
Missing383 
TOTAL65100.0
97) Interim pastor: number who are paid. (Q7PAIDIN)
TOTAL%
0) None920.9
1) 13376.7
2) 212.3
Missing405 
TOTAL43100.0
98) Interim pastor: number who serve full time. (Q7FTIN)
TOTAL%
0) None1740.5
1) 12559.5
Missing406 
TOTAL42100.0
99) Interim pastor: number who also serve another congregation. (Q7ANCGIN)
TOTAL%
0) None3685.7
1) 1511.9
99) Don't know12.4
Missing406 
TOTAL42100.0
100) Interim pastor: number who do paid work outside of congregation. (Q7OUTPIN)
TOTAL%
0) None3992.9
1) 112.4
99) Don't know24.8
Missing406 
TOTAL42100.0
101) Does anyone (including you, if applicable) serve your congregation in the following position: supply pastor? (Q7SUPPLY)
TOTAL%
1) No or do not know31890.6
2) Yes339.4
Missing97 
TOTAL351100.0
102) Supply pastor: total number who are in this position. (Q7NUMBSU)
TOTAL%
0) None2543.9
1) 11933.3
2) 2712.3
3) 323.5
4) 423.5
99) Don't know23.5
Missing391 
TOTAL57100.0
103) Supply pastor: number who are paid. (Q7PAIDSU)
TOTAL%
0) None925.7
1) 11645.7
2) 2514.3
3) 325.7
4) 425.7
99) Don't know12.9
Missing413 
TOTAL35100.0
104) Supply pastor: number who serve full time. (Q7FTSU)
TOTAL%
0) None3391.7
1) 125.6
99) Don't know12.8
Missing412 
TOTAL36100.0
105) Supply pastor: number who also serve another congregation. (Q7ANCGSU)
TOTAL%
0) None2672.2
1) 138.3
2) 225.6
3) 312.8
4) 412.8
99) Don't know38.3
Missing412 
TOTAL36100.0
106) Supply pastor: number who do paid work outside of congregation. (Q7OUTPSU)
TOTAL%
0) None2672.2
1) 1411.1
2) 225.6
3) 312.8
99) Don't know38.3
Missing412 
TOTAL36100.0
107) Does anyone (including you, if applicable) serve your congregation in the following position: designated pastor? (Q7DESIGN)
TOTAL%
1) No or do not know33896.6
2) Yes123.4
Missing98 
TOTAL350100.0
108) Designated pastor: total number who are in this position. (Q7NUMBDE)
TOTAL%
0) None2567.6
1) 11232.4
Missing411 
TOTAL37100.0
109) Designated pastor: number who are paid. (Q7PAIDDE)
TOTAL%
0) None738.9
1) 11161.1
Missing430 
TOTAL18100.0
110) Designated pastor: number who serve full time. (Q7FTDE)
TOTAL%
0) None844.4
1) 11055.6
Missing430 
TOTAL18100.0
111) Designated pastor: number who also serve another congregation. (Q7ANCGDE)
TOTAL%
0) None1794.4
1) 115.6
Missing430 
TOTAL18100.0
112) Designated pastor: number who do paid work outside of congregation. (Q7OUTPDE)
TOTAL%
0) None1688.9
99) Don't know211.1
Missing430 
TOTAL18100.0
113) Does anyone (including you, if applicable) serve your congregation in the following position: commissioned lay pastor? (Q7LAYPAS)
TOTAL%
1) No or do not know29884.4
2) Yes5515.6
Missing95 
TOTAL353100.0
114) Commissioned lay pastor: total number who are in this position. (Q7NUMBLA)
TOTAL%
0) None2228.2
1) 14253.8
2) 279.0
3) 345.1
99) Don't know33.8
Missing370 
TOTAL78100.0
115) Commissioned lay pastor: number who are paid. (Q7PAIDLA)
TOTAL%
0) None2646.4
1) 12544.6
2) 211.8
99) Don't know47.1
Missing392 
TOTAL56100.0
116) Commissioned lay pastor: number who serve full time. (Q7FTLA)
TOTAL%
0) None4782.5
1) 1712.3
99) Don't know35.3
Missing391 
TOTAL57100.0
117) Commissioned lay pastor: number who also serve another congregation. (Q7ANCGLA)
TOTAL%
0) None3867.9
1) 11119.6
2) 211.8
99) Don't know610.7
Missing392 
TOTAL56100.0
118) Commissioned lay pastor: number who do paid work outside of congregation. (Q7OUTPLA)
TOTAL%
0) None2544.6
1) 12137.5
2) 223.6
99) Don't know814.3
Missing392 
TOTAL56100.0
119) Does anyone (including you, if applicable) serve your congregation in the following position: associate pastor? (Q7ASSOCP)
TOTAL%
1) No or do not know24366.4
2) Yes12333.6
Missing82 
TOTAL366100.0
120) Associate pastor: total number who are in this position. (Q7NUMBAP)
TOTAL%
0) None2315.5
1) 19564.2
2) 21711.5
3) 385.4
4) 421.4
5) 521.4
99) Don't know10.7
Missing300 
TOTAL148100.0
121) Associate pastor: number who are paid. (Q7PAIDAP)
TOTAL%
0) None86.5
1) 19072.6
2) 21612.9
3) 364.8
4) 421.6
5) 521.6
Missing324 
TOTAL124100.0
122) Associate pastor: number who serve full time. (Q7FTAP)
TOTAL%
0) None2218.0
1) 18065.6
2) 2108.2
3) 354.1
5) 521.6
99) Don't know32.5
Missing326 
TOTAL122100.0
123) Associate pastor: number who also serve another congregation. (Q7ANCGAP)
TOTAL%
0) None11191.0
1) 132.5
99) Don't know86.6
Missing326 
TOTAL122100.0
124) Associate pastor: number who do paid work outside of congregation. (Q7OUTPAP)
TOTAL%
0) None9780.8
1) 197.5
99) Don't know1411.7
Missing328 
TOTAL120100.0
125) Does anyone (including you, if applicable) serve your congregation in the following position: parish associate? (Q7PARAS)
TOTAL%
1) No or do not know27479.0
2) Yes7321.0
Missing101 
TOTAL347100.0
126) Parish associate: total number who are in this position. (Q7NUMBPA)
TOTAL%
0) None2324.0
1) 15658.3
2) 21313.5
3) 322.1
4) 411.0
99) Don't know11.0
Missing352 
TOTAL96100.0
127) Parish associate: number who are paid. (Q7PAIDPA)
TOTAL%
0) None3245.1
1) 13042.3
2) 257.0
99) Don't know45.6
Missing377 
TOTAL71100.0
128) Parish associate: number who serve full time. (Q7FTPA)
TOTAL%
0) None6090.9
1) 157.6
2) 211.5
Missing382 
TOTAL66100.0
129) Parish associate: number who also serve another congregation. (Q7ANCGPA)
TOTAL%
0) None4669.7
1) 11421.2
99) Don't know69.1
Missing382 
TOTAL66100.0
130) Parish associate: number who do paid work outside of congregation. (Q7OUTPPA)
TOTAL%
0) None3654.5
1) 12131.8
99) Don't know913.6
Missing382 
TOTAL66100.0
131) Does anyone (including you, if applicable) serve your congregation in the following position: other pastoral leader? (Q7OTHERP)
TOTAL%
1) No or do not know25377.1
2) Yes7522.9
Missing120 
TOTAL328100.0
132) Other pastoral leader: total number who are in this position. (Q7NUMBOP)
TOTAL%
0) None2122.3
1) 13941.5
2) 21516.0
3) 355.3
4) 422.1
5) 511.1
6) 611.1
8) 811.1
12) 1222.1
99) Don't know77.4
Missing354 
TOTAL94100.0
133) Other pastoral leader: number who are paid. (Q7PAIDOP)
TOTAL%
0) None3137.8
1) 13340.2
2) 21214.6
3) 333.7
99) Don't know33.7
Missing366 
TOTAL82100.0
134) Other pastoral leader: number who serve full time. (Q7FTOP)
TOTAL%
0) None4659.0
1) 11924.4
2) 267.7
3) 311.3
99) Don't know67.7
Missing370 
TOTAL78100.0
135) Other pastoral leader: number who also serve another congregation. (Q7ANCGOP)
TOTAL%
0) None6584.4
1) 167.8
99) Don't know67.8
Missing371 
TOTAL77100.0
136) Other pastoral leader: number who do paid work outside of congregation. (Q7OUTPOP)
TOTAL%
0) None4051.3
1) 11519.2
2) 233.8
3) 311.3
5) 511.3
6) 611.3
12) 1211.3
99) Don't know1620.5
Missing370 
TOTAL78100.0
137) Does anyone (including you, if applicable) serve your congregation in the following position: a Christian educator (other than a pastoral leader)? (Q7CEDUC)
TOTAL%
1) No or do not know16746.1
2) Yes19553.9
Missing86 
TOTAL362100.0
138) Christian educator: total number who are in this position. (Q7NUMBCE)
TOTAL%
0) None188.6
1) 112057.4
2) 23215.3
3) 3136.2
4) 473.3
5) 552.4
6) 621.0
7) 710.5
10) 1021.0
99) Don't know94.3
Missing239 
TOTAL209100.0
139) Christian educator: number who are paid. (Q7PAIDCE)
TOTAL%
0) None4625.4
1) 110859.7
2) 22212.2
3) 310.6
5) 510.6
99) Don't know31.7
Missing267 
TOTAL181100.0
140) Christian educator: number who serve full time. (Q7FTCE)
TOTAL%
0) None9553.4
1) 16234.8
2) 2116.2
3) 310.6
99) Don't know95.1
Missing270 
TOTAL178100.0
141) Christian educator: number who also serve another congregation. (Q7ANCGCE)
TOTAL%
0) None16392.1
1) 131.7
99) Don't know116.2
Missing271 
TOTAL177100.0
142) Christian educator: number who do paid work outside of congregation. (Q7OUTPCE)
TOTAL%
0) None9553.7
1) 13419.2
2) 284.5
3) 342.3
4) 431.7
5) 552.8
6) 610.6
7) 710.6
10) 1010.6
99) Don't know2514.1
Missing271 
TOTAL177100.0
143) Code (CODE)
144) Survey form (SURVEY)
TOTAL%
1) Paper25757.4
2) Web19142.6
TOTAL448100.0
145) Sample (SAMP)
TOTAL%
2) Elders448100.0
TOTAL448100.0
146) Checked (CHECKED)
TOTAL%
1) 372100.0
Missing76 
TOTAL372100.0
147) How many years have you been a member of your current congregation? (BQ1YRSME)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL44723.45216
148) How far do you live from your congregation? (BQ2MILES)
TOTAL%
0) Less than one mile347.6
1) 17416.6
2) 27116.0
3) 35712.8
4) 4317.0
5) 55211.7
6) 6296.5
7) 7163.6
8) 8153.4
9) 951.1
10) 10204.5
11) 1120.4
12) 1251.1
13) 1320.4
14) 1461.3
15) 1551.1
16) 1610.2
18) 1830.7
19) 1910.2
20) 2061.3
25) 2540.9
27) 2710.2
30) 3020.4
35) 3510.2
40) 4010.2
54) 5410.2
Missing3 
TOTAL445100.0
149) What is the approximate number of members in your congregation? (BQ3NMMEM)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL422882.9832106
150) Have you ever been ordained an elder in a Presbyterian church? (BQ4ELDER)
TOTAL%
1) Yes44398.9
2) No51.1
TOTAL448100.0
151) [If 'yes'] Are you currently serving on session? (BQ4ELDSV)
TOTAL%
1) Yes42194.8
2) No235.2
Missing4 
TOTAL444100.0
152) Have you ever been ordained a deacon in a Presbyterian Church? (BQ5DEAC)
TOTAL%
1) Yes16838.0
2) No27462.0
Missing6 
TOTAL442100.0
153) [If 'yes'] Are you currently serving on the board of deacons? (BQ5DEACS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes41.6
2) No24098.4
Missing204 
TOTAL244100.0
154) Which other positions, if any, do you currently hold in the church: chair of congregational committee or task force? (BQ6CHRCO)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked22450.0
1) Checked22450.0
TOTAL448100.0
155) Which other positions, if any, do you currently hold in the church: member of congregational committee or task force? (BQ6COCOM)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked24053.6
1) Checked20846.4
TOTAL448100.0
156) Which other positions, if any, do you currently hold in the church: member of presbytery, synod, or General Assembly committee or task force? (BQ6PRSYC)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked40690.6
1) Checked429.4
TOTAL448100.0
157) Which other positions, if any, do you currently hold in the church: officer of men's, women's, or youth group? (BQ6OFFCR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked39187.3
1) Checked5712.7
TOTAL448100.0
158) Which other positions, if any, do you currently hold in the church: member of men's, women's, or youth group? (BQ6YOUTH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked33675.0
1) Checked11225.0
TOTAL448100.0
159) Which other positions, if any, do you currently hold in the church: organist or choir director? (BQ6ORGST)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked43998.0
1) Checked92.0
TOTAL448100.0
160) Which other positions, if any, do you currently hold in the church: member of choir? (BQ6CHOIR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked35479.0
1) Checked9421.0
TOTAL448100.0
161) Which other positions, if any, do you currently hold in the church: church school or Sunday school teacher/leader? (BQ6CHTEA)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked32873.2
1) Checked12026.8
TOTAL448100.0
162) Which other positions, if any, do you currently hold in the church: other? (BQ6OTHER)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked35479.0
1) Checked9421.0
TOTAL448100.0
163) How often do you generally attend Sunday worship at your congregation? (BQ7ATTEN)
TOTAL%
1) Never10.2
3) Once-twice a year10.2
4) Several times a year10.2
5) Once a month71.6
6) 2-3 times a month419.2
7) Nearly every week21748.4
8) Every week18040.2
TOTAL448100.0
164) How many hours, if any, during the past month have you...attended programs or events at your church (besides worship)? (BQ8ATHRS)
TOTAL%
1) 0 hours378.4
2) 1-2 hours8519.4
3) 3-4 hours11325.8
4) 5-6 hours8118.5
5) 7 or more hours12227.9
Missing10 
TOTAL438100.0
165) 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? (BQ8VOLUN)
TOTAL%
1) 0 hours245.5
2) 1-2 hours10724.7
3) 3-4 hours12228.1
4) 5-6 hours6915.9
5) 7 or more hours11225.8
Missing14 
TOTAL434100.0
166) How many hours, if any, during the past 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? (BQ8EVENT)
TOTAL%
1) 0 hours19047.5
2) 1-2 hours11428.5
3) 3-4 hours399.8
4) 5-6 hours184.5
5) 7 or more hours399.8
Missing48 
TOTAL400100.0
167) How many hours, if any, during the past 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 community work)? (BQ8CMVOL)
TOTAL%
1) 0 hours14635.0
2) 1-2 hours12229.3
3) 3-4 hours5212.5
4) 5-6 hours337.9
5) 7 or more hours6415.3
Missing31 
TOTAL417100.0
168) How old were you when you first began regularly attending a Presbyterian church? _________ years old. (BQ9ATAGE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL44520.60719
169) In what faith or denomination were you raised? (BQ10DENM)
TOTAL%
1) Baptist5412.2
2) Disciples of Christ81.8
3) Episcopal81.8
4) Lutheran163.6
5) United Methodist6915.6
6) Presbyterian18742.4
7) Other Presbyterian51.1
8) Reformed81.8
9) Roman Catholic245.4
10) UCC (United Church of Christ/Congregational)204.5
11) Non-denominational61.4
12) None92.0
13) Other276.1
Missing7 
TOTAL441100.0
170) Approximately how often do you engage in the following activities: read the Bible privately? (BQ11READ)
TOTAL%
1) Daily-almost daily8218.6
2) Several times a week8519.3
3) Weekly7416.8
4) Several times a month5913.4
5) Once a month4710.7
6) Less than once a month7316.6
7) Never214.8
Missing7 
TOTAL441100.0
171) Approximately how often do you engage in the following activities: pray privately? (BQ11PRAY)
TOTAL%
1) Daily-almost daily29667.7
2) Several times a week7116.2
3) Weekly194.3
4) Several times a month306.9
5) Once a month71.6
6) Less than once a month112.5
7) Never30.7
Missing11 
TOTAL437100.0
172) Approximately how often do you engage in the following activities: attend Bible study or prayer group? (BQ11STDG)
TOTAL%
1) Daily-almost daily61.4
2) Several times a week102.4
3) Weekly11728.3
4) Several times a month378.9
5) Once a month5112.3
6) Less than once a month7217.4
7) Never12129.2
Missing34 
TOTAL414100.0
173) Approximately how often do you engage in the following activities: otherwise read the Bible or pray with family or friends? (BQ11OTHR)
TOTAL%
1) Daily-almost daily5513.1
2) Several times a week409.5
3) Weekly5513.1
4) Several times a month4611.0
5) Once a month368.6
6) Less than once a month9021.5
7) Never9723.2
Missing29 
TOTAL419100.0
174) Approximately how often do you engage in the following activities: read devotional materials or religious books? (BQ11DEVO)
TOTAL%
1) Daily-almost daily8419.3
2) Several times a week4710.8
3) Weekly5011.5
4) Several times a month7517.2
5) Once a month5612.8
6) Less than once a month8720.0
7) Never378.5
Missing12 
TOTAL436100.0
175) Approximately how often do you engage in the following activities: use the internet for religious or spiritual purposes? (BQ11WEB)
TOTAL%
1) Daily-almost daily215.0
2) Several times a week276.4
3) Weekly204.7
4) Several times a month4510.6
5) Once a month389.0
6) Less than once a month10224.1
7) Never17040.2
Missing25 
TOTAL423100.0
176) Approximately how often do you engage in the following activities: say grace before meals? (BQ11MEAL)
TOTAL%
1) Daily-almost daily22551.1
2) Several times a week419.3
3) Weekly204.5
4) Several times a month4710.7
5) Once a month204.5
6) Less than once a month6113.9
7) Never265.9
Missing8 
TOTAL440100.0
177) Which one of the following terms best describes your current stand on theological issues? (BQ12THEO)
TOTAL%
1) Very conservative357.8
2) Conservative15534.7
3) Moderate15534.7
4) Liberal7817.4
5) Very liberal245.4
Missing1 
TOTAL447100.0
178) Have you ever tried to encourage someone to believe in Jesus Christ or to accept Him as a personal savior? (BQ13ACCT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes31069.8
2) No13430.2
Missing4 
TOTAL444100.0
179) Would you say you have had a conversion experience—that is, a turning point in your life when you committed yourself to Christ? (BQ14CONV)
TOTAL%
1) Yes20746.9
2) No23453.1
Missing7 
TOTAL441100.0
180) [If ‘yes,'] How old were you when this happened? ______ years old. (BQ14CVYR)
TOTAL%
1) 110.5
2) 210.5
5) 521.0
6) 621.0
7) 742.0
8) 831.5
9) Child31.5
10) 1083.9
11) 1163.0
12) 122411.8
13) 1373.4
14) Teenager146.9
15) 15146.9
16) 1694.4
17) 1763.0
18) 1852.5
19) 1931.5
20) 2063.0
21) 2131.5
22) 2242.0
23) 2352.5
24) 2463.0
25) 2573.4
26) 2631.5
27) 2731.5
28) 2821.0
30) 3094.4
31) 3121.0
32) 3210.5
33) 3331.5
34) 3410.5
35) 3573.4
36) 3631.5
37) 3710.5
38) 3821.0
40) 4042.0
42) 4221.0
44) 4421.0
45) 4521.0
48) 4810.5
50) 5021.0
51) 5110.5
53) 5310.5
54) 5410.5
55) 5510.5
57) 5710.5
63) 6310.5
66) 6621.0
69) 6910.5
99) Do not know10.5
Missing245 
TOTAL203100.0
181) In the past year, have you invited someone to attend worship at your congregation? (BQ15INVT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes34076.7
2) No10323.3
Missing5 
TOTAL443100.0
182) [If 'yes'] How many people would you estimate you have invited in the past year? (BQ15INPP)
TOTAL%
0) 020.6
1) 13410.5
2) 27824.1
3) 35517.0
4) 44313.3
5) 53510.8
6) 6247.4
7) 730.9
8) 830.9
9) 920.6
10) 10226.8
11) 1110.3
12) 1241.2
14) 1410.3
15) 1510.3
19) 1910.3
20) 2072.2
30) 3010.3
45) 4510.3
50) 5010.3
54) 5410.3
97) A few-several20.6
99) Do not know10.3
Missing125 
TOTAL323100.0
183) Which statement comes closest to your view of the Bible? (BQ16BIBL)
TOTAL%
1) The Bible is the word of God, to be taken literally word for word.6614.9
2) The Bible is the word of God, to be interpreted in the light of its historical and cultural context.22049.8
3) The Bible is the word of God, to be interpreted in the light of its historical context and the Church's teachings.14733.3
4) The Bible is not the word of God.92.0
Missing6 
TOTAL442100.0
184) Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with each of the following statements: there is a life beyond death. (BQ17AFTR)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree32873.5
2) Agree7416.6
3) Not sure388.5
4) Disagree40.9
5) Strongly disagree20.4
Missing2 
TOTAL446100.0
185) Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with each of the following statements: Jesus will return to earth someday. (BQ17JESU)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree25056.1
2) Agree9020.2
3) Not sure8017.9
4) Disagree184.0
5) Strongly disagree81.8
Missing2 
TOTAL446100.0
186) Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with each of the following statements: an individual should arrive at his or her own religious beliefs independent of any church. (BQ17OWNB)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree357.9
2) Agree8519.1
3) Not sure9621.6
4) Disagree17439.2
5) Strongly disagree5412.2
Missing4 
TOTAL444100.0
187) Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with each of the following statements: all the world's different religions are equally good ways of helping a person find ultimate truth. (BQ17REEQ)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree265.9
2) Agree9120.5
3) Not sure9721.8
4) Disagree12828.8
5) Strongly disagree10223.0
Missing4 
TOTAL444100.0
188) Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with each of the following statements: the only absolute truth for humankind is in Jesus Christ. (BQ17ABSO)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree18842.2
2) Agree11425.6
3) Not sure7516.9
4) Disagree5011.2
5) Strongly disagree184.0
Missing3 
TOTAL445100.0
189) Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with each of the following statements: only followers of Jesus Christ can be saved. (BQ17EXCL)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree11525.9
2) Agree7817.6
3) Not sure10924.5
4) Disagree9020.3
5) Strongly disagree5211.7
Missing4 
TOTAL444100.0
190) 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? (BQ18FIDC)
TOTAL%
1) Yes34978.3
2) No9721.7
Missing2 
TOTAL446100.0
191) What would you personally like the presbyteries to do with regard to this proposed change? (BQ19ACTF)
TOTAL%
1) Reject the new amendment and keep the Book of Order as it is now on this issue23352.6
2) Approve the new amendment and change the Book of Order12728.7
3) Not sure8318.7
Missing5 
TOTAL443100.0
192) Would you personally like to see the PC(USA) permit sexually active gay and lesbian persons to be ordained to the office of: deacon? (BQ20HOMD)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, definitely9822.1
2) Yes, probably8920.1
3) Not sure388.6
4) No, probably not7015.8
5) No, definitely not14833.4
Missing5 
TOTAL443100.0
193) Would you personally like to see the PC(USA) permit sexually active gay and lesbian persons to be ordained to the office of: elder? (BQ20HOME)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, definitely9822.2
2) Yes, probably8619.5
3) Not sure378.4
4) No, probably not6815.4
5) No, definitely not15334.6
Missing6 
TOTAL442100.0
194) 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? (BQ20HOMM)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, definitely7516.9
2) Yes, probably5512.4
3) Not sure4710.6
4) No, probably not6314.2
5) No, definitely not20445.9
Missing4 
TOTAL444100.0
195) What is your gender? (BQ21SEX)
TOTAL%
1) Female22650.6
2) Male22149.4
Missing1 
TOTAL447100.0
196) What is your current age? _________ years old. (BQ22AGE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL44661.21512
197) What is your current marital status? (BQ23MARS)
TOTAL%
1) Not married7817.5
2) Married36882.5
Missing2 
TOTAL446100.0
198) [If 'not currently married'] Have you ever been married? No, never married. (BQ23NMAR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked43096.0
1) Checked184.0
TOTAL448100.0
199) [If 'not currently married'] Have you ever been married? Yes, am now widowed. (BQ23WIDW)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked40690.6
1) Checked429.4
TOTAL448100.0
200) [If 'not currently married'] Have you ever been married? Yes, am now divorced. (BQ23DIVC)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked42695.1
1) Checked224.9
TOTAL448100.0
201) If currently married, have you had a previous marriage (or marriages)? Yes, was widowed. (BQ24PMWI)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked43096.0
1) Checked184.0
TOTAL448100.0
202) If currently married, have you had a previous marriage (or marriages)? Yes, was divorced. (BQ24PMDI)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked38084.8
1) Checked6815.2
TOTAL448100.0
203) If currently married, have you had a previous marriage (or marriages)? No. (BQ24NPM)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked16837.5
1) Checked28062.5
TOTAL448100.0
204) 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). (BQ25SFAI)
TOTAL%
1) Baptist4813.2
2) Disciples of Christ92.5
3) Episcopal123.3
4) Lutheran205.5
5) United Methodist6417.6
6) Presbyterian Church10829.7
7) Other Presbyterian10.3
8) Reformed71.9
9) Roman Catholic4512.4
10) UCC (United Church of Christ/Congregational)133.6
11) Non-denominational30.8
12) None102.7
13) Other246.6
Missing84 
TOTAL364100.0
205) Please list his/her current faith or denomination. (BQ25SREL)
TOTAL%
2) Disciples of Christ10.3
3) Episcopal10.3
5) United Methodist10.3
6) Presbyterian Church30789.8
8) Reformed10.3
9) Roman Catholic92.6
10) UCC (United Church of Christ/Congregational)30.9
11) Non-denominational10.3
12) None133.8
13) Other51.5
Missing106 
TOTAL342100.0
206) How often does your spouse attend Sunday (or other weekly) worship at your congregation? (BQ26SSAM)
TOTAL%
1) Never82.2
2) Less than once a year61.7
3) About once-twice a year113.0
4) Several times a year236.4
5) About once a month113.0
6) 2-3 times a month4512.5
7) Nearly every week14139.1
8) Every week11632.1
Missing87 
TOTAL361100.0
207) How often does your spouse attend Sunday (or other weekly) worship at another congregation? (BQ26SDIF)
TOTAL%
1) Never5838.2
2) Less than once a year1912.5
3) About once-twice a year4127.0
4) Several times a year1811.8
5) About once a month32.0
6) 2-3 times a month32.0
7) Nearly every week42.6
8) Every week63.9
Missing296 
TOTAL152100.0
208) Please indicate your employment status: employed full-time. (BQ27FULL)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked27962.3
1) Checked16937.7
TOTAL448100.0
209) Please indicate your employment status: employed part-time. (BQ27PART)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked39788.6
1) Checked5111.4
TOTAL448100.0
210) Please indicate your employment status: self-employed. (BQ27SELF)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked40590.4
1) Checked439.6
TOTAL448100.0
211) Please indicate your employment status: unemployed. (BQ27UNEM)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked44298.7
1) Checked61.3
TOTAL448100.0
212) Please indicate your employment status: retired. (BQ27RETI)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked26058.0
1) Checked18842.0
TOTAL448100.0
213) Please indicate your employment status: full-time homemaker. (BQ27HMAK)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked40891.1
1) Checked408.9
TOTAL448100.0
214) Please indicate your employment status: student. (BQ27STUD)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked44298.7
1) Checked61.3
TOTAL448100.0
215) Please indicate your employment status: other. (BQ27OTHR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked44499.1
1) Checked40.9
TOTAL448100.0
216) Please indicate, if married, the employment status of your spouse: employed full-time. (BQ27SFUL)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked31570.3
1) Checked13329.7
TOTAL448100.0
217) Please indicate, if married, the employment status of your spouse: employed part-time. (BQ27SPRT)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked41191.7
1) Checked378.3
TOTAL448100.0
218) Please indicate, if married, the employment status of your spouse: self-employed. (BQ27SSLF)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked41692.9
1) Checked327.1
TOTAL448100.0
219) Please indicate, if married, the employment status of your spouse: unemployed. (BQ27SUNE)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked44599.3
1) Checked30.7
TOTAL448100.0
220) Please indicate, if married, the employment status of your spouse: retired. (BQ27SRET)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked31570.3
1) Checked13329.7
TOTAL448100.0
221) Please indicate, if married, the employment status of your spouse: full-time homemaker. (BQ27SHMK)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked40590.4
1) Checked439.6
TOTAL448100.0
222) Please indicate, if married, the employment status of your spouse: student. (BQ27SSTU)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked44398.9
1) Checked51.1
TOTAL448100.0
223) Please indicate, if married, the employment status of your spouse: other. (BQ27SOTH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked44198.4
1) Checked71.6
TOTAL448100.0
224) If you are employed full-time, part-time, or self-employed, please indicate the average hours worked per week over the past year. (BQ28WHRS)
TOTAL%
0) 83.1
7) 10.4
8) 20.8
9) 10.4
10) 83.1
12) 20.8
15) 41.5
16) 31.1
20) 186.9
24) 31.1
25) 20.8
30) 103.8
31) 10.4
32) 31.1
35) 93.4
36) 20.8
37) 10.4
38) 20.8
40) 6926.3
42) 41.5
43) 10.4
44) 20.8
45) 207.6
46) 31.1
47) 31.1
48) 41.5
50) 4717.9
55) 103.8
58) 10.4
60) 135.0
65) 10.4
70) 20.8
72) 10.4
100) 10.4
Missing186 
TOTAL262100.0
225) If your spouse is employed full-time, part-time, or self-employed, please indicate the average hours worked per week over the past year. (BQ28SWHR)
TOTAL%
0) 83.7
4) 20.9
5) 20.9
6) 20.9
10) 73.3
14) 20.9
15) 73.3
20) 167.5
24) 41.9
25) 52.3
26) 10.5
28) 10.5
30) 62.8
32) 10.5
34) 10.5
35) 104.7
36) 10.5
38) 10.5
40) 6932.2
42) 41.9
45) 83.7
48) 52.3
50) 3415.9
55) 62.8
60) 62.8
65) 20.9
70) 20.9
80) 10.5
Missing234 
TOTAL214100.0
226) How many children do you have? (BQ29CHLD)
TOTAL%
0) None5412.2
1) 15312.0
2) 216938.2
3) 310824.4
4) 44410.0
5) 5102.3
6) 640.9
Missing6 
TOTAL442100.0
227) What is your highest level of education completed? (BQ30EDUC)
TOTAL%
1) Some high school or less10.2
2) High school diploma4610.3
3) Some college but no degree6815.2
4) Associate degree255.6
5) Bachelor's degree9320.9
6) Some graduate work5011.2
7) Graduate degree16336.5
Missing2 
TOTAL446100.0
228) What is the highest level of education completed by your spouse? (BQ30SEDU)
TOTAL%
1) Some high school or less92.5
2) High school diploma4211.5
3) Some college but no degree5916.1
4) Associate degree226.0
5) Bachelor's degree9626.2
6) Some graduate work277.4
7) Graduate degree11130.3
Missing82 
TOTAL366100.0
229) Check here if you live in a dormitory, nursing home, or other institutional housing. (BQ31INHO)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked448100.0
TOTAL448100.0
230) Including yourself, how many persons live in your household? (BQ31NUHH)
TOTAL%
1) 6414.3
2) 26359.0
3) 6113.7
4) 409.0
5) 122.7
6) 40.9
7) 20.4
Missing2 
TOTAL446100.0
231) From the list below, select the choice that best describes all of the people in the household in which you live. (BQ32DHH)
TOTAL%
1) A single adult living alone5913.4
2) A single adult living with children102.3
3) A married couple with no kids24856.4
4) A married couple living with kids10323.4
5) Some other arrangement204.5
Missing8 
TOTAL440100.0
232) Generally speaking, do you think of yourself as a Democrat, Independent, Republican or other? (BQ33PRTY)
TOTAL%
1) Democrat13631.0
2) Independent8619.6
3) Republican20847.4
4) Other92.1
Missing9 
TOTAL439100.0
233) Did you or any other household family member fill out a pledge card regarding church giving for the current year? (BQ34PLED)
TOTAL%
1) Yes37684.3
2) No6614.8
3) Do not know10.2
4) Congregation does not use pledge cards30.7
Missing2 
TOTAL446100.0
234) What is your race or origin: white? (BQ35WHIT)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked255.6
1) Checked42394.4
TOTAL448100.0
235) What is your race or origin: black? (BQ35BLAC)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked43897.8
1) Checked102.2
TOTAL448100.0
236) What is your race or origin: Indian or Alaska native? (BQ35INDI)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked44699.6
1) Checked20.4
TOTAL448100.0
237) What is your race or origin: Asian? (BQ35ASIA)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked44298.7
1) Checked61.3
TOTAL448100.0
238) What is your race or origin: Hispanic? (BQ35HISP)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked44398.9
1) Checked51.1
TOTAL448100.0
239) What is your race or origin: some other race? (BQ35ORAC)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked44799.8
1) Checked10.2
TOTAL448100.0
240) Which of these categories best describes your total family income from all sources, before taxes? (BQ36INC)
TOTAL%
1) Less than $20,00020.5
2) $20,000-$29,999225.3
3) $30,000-$39,999266.3
4) $40,000-$49,999307.3
5) $50,000-$59,999389.2
6) $60,000-$69,999338.0
7) $70,000-$79,9994611.1
8) $80,000-$89,999317.5
9) $90,000-$99,999317.5
10) $100,000-$124,9995312.8
11) $125,000-$149,999215.1
12) $150,000-$199,999174.1
13) $200,000-$249,999286.8
14) $250,000 or more358.5
Missing35 
TOTAL413100.0
241) Did you or other household family members contribute any money…to your congregation, in regular giving? (BQ37GICG)
TOTAL%
1) NO20.5
2) Yes44299.5
Missing4 
TOTAL444100.0
242) [If 'yes' to 'regular giving'] How much? (BQ37CGAM)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL3997396.58650374
243) Did you or other household family members contribute any money…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? (BQ37GISC)
TOTAL%
1) No20448.2
2) Yes21951.8
Missing25 
TOTAL423100.0
244) [If 'yes' to a 'special capital campaign'] How much? (BQ37SCAM)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL2018986.65772853
245) Did you or other household family members contribute any money…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? (BQ37GISA)
TOTAL%
1) No4510.3
2) Yes39089.7
Missing13 
TOTAL435100.0
246) [If 'yes' to a 'special appeal'] How much? (BQ37SAAM)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL35617146.98128868
247) Did you or other household family members contribute any money…directly to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) or one of its ministries, such as Disaster Assistance, the Hunger Program, missions or missionaries, etc.? (BQ37GIPC)
TOTAL%
1) No27566.7
2) Yes13733.3
Missing36 
TOTAL412100.0
248) [If 'yes' to 'PC(U.S.A)'] How much? (BQ37PCAM)
TOTAL%
5) 510.9
10) 1043.4
15) 1521.7
20) 201412.0
25) 251311.1
40) 4021.7
48) 4810.9
50) 501815.4
55) 5510.9
60) 6032.6
95) 9510.9
100) 1002521.4
110) 11010.9
120) 12010.9
200) 20097.7
250) 25021.7
275) 27510.9
300) 30054.3
360) 36010.9
500) 50043.4
585) 58510.9
1500) 150010.9
2000) 200010.9
2300) 230010.9
3300) 330010.9
38000) 3800010.9
999999) Don't know21.7
Missing331 
TOTAL117100.0
249) Did you or other household family members contribute any money…directly to other religious groups or religious causes outside the PC(USA)? (BQ37GIAL)
TOTAL%
1) No22253.1
2) Yes19646.9
Missing30 
TOTAL418100.0
250) [If 'yes' to 'other religious causes'] How much? (BQ37RCAM)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL1746885.83375877
251) Did you or other household family members contribute any money…to non-religious charities, community organizations, or social causes (United Way, Red Cross, American Cancer Society, an environmental organization, an arts group, etc.)? (BQ37GINR)
TOTAL%
1) No327.4
2) Yes39892.6
Missing18 
TOTAL430100.0
252) [If 'yes' to 'non-religious causes'] How much? (BQ37NRAM)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL36815739.372116068
253) Sample (SAMPLE)
TOTAL%
1) Members10.2
2) Elders44799.8
TOTAL448100.0
254) State (STATE)
255) Region (REGION)
TOTAL%
1) Northeast7917.6
2) Midwest11024.6
3) South20345.3
4) West5612.5
TOTAL448100.0
256) Organization year (ORGYEAR)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL4481881.9210
257) Total members (TOTMEM08)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL448431.94543
258) I-SEX: What is your gender? (for use with online analysis) (I-SEX)
TOTAL%
1) Female22650.6
2) Male22149.4
Missing1 
TOTAL447100.0
259) I-AGE: What is your current age? _________ years old. (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-AGE)
TOTAL%
1) 23-39163.6
2) 40-5410824.2
3) 55-6920546.0
4) 70-9011726.2
Missing2 
TOTAL446100.0
260) I-EDUC: What is your highest level of education completed? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-EDUC)
TOTAL%
1) High school or less4710.5
2) Some college but no degree6815.2
3) Associate degree255.6
4) Bachelor's degree9320.9
5) Some graduate work5011.2
6) Graduate degree16336.5
Missing2 
TOTAL446100.0
261) I-PARTYID: Generally speaking, do you think of yourself as a Democrat, Independent, Republican or other? (for use with online analysis) (I-PARTYID)
TOTAL%
1) Democrat13631.0
2) Independent8619.6
3) Republican20847.4
4) Other92.1
Missing9 
TOTAL439100.0
262) I-INCOME: Which of these categories best describes your total family income from all sources, before taxes? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-INCOME)
TOTAL%
1) Less than $29,999245.8
2) $30,000-$59,9999422.8
3) $60,000-$89,99911026.6
4) $90,000-$124,9998420.3
5) $125,000-$249,9996616.0
6) $250,000 or more358.5
Missing35 
TOTAL413100.0