Presbyterian Panel Survey, August 2011 - Immigrant Ministries and Immigration Issues, Clergy

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All frequencies are raw numbers (no weights used).
1) Is there at least one refugee or other immigrant (besides you, if applicable) who fits each of these categories? Please check one box in each row. The same person may fit more than one category: Is among my closest friends (q1a) (REIMCLFR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes16128.8
2) No36164.6
3) Not sure122.1
4) Not applicable254.5
Missing11 
TOTAL559100.0
2) Is there at least one refugee or other immigrant (besides you, if applicable) who fits each of these categories? Please check one box in each row. The same person may fit more than one category: Is employed at my workplace (q1b) (REIMEMWK)
TOTAL%
1) Yes14425.9
2) No34862.7
3) Not sure173.1
4) Not applicable468.3
Missing15 
TOTAL555100.0
3) Is there at least one refugee or other immigrant (besides you, if applicable) who fits each of these categories? Please check one box in each row. The same person may fit more than one category: Is a member of my immediate or extended family (q1c) (REIMFAM)
TOTAL%
1) Yes12422.3
2) No40372.5
3) Not sure61.1
4) Not applicable234.1
Missing14 
TOTAL556100.0
4) Is there at least one refugee or other immigrant (besides you, if applicable) who fits each of these categories? Please check one box in each row. The same person may fit more than one category: Lives in my neighborhood (q1d) (REIMNEIG)
TOTAL%
1) Yes29051.3
2) No15327.1
3) Not sure10919.3
4) Not applicable132.3
Missing5 
TOTAL565100.0
5) Is there at least one refugee or other immigrant (besides you, if applicable) who fits each of these categories? Please check one box in each row. The same person may fit more than one category: Owns and operates a business I patronize (q1e) (REIMBUS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes35362.4
2) No9717.1
3) Not sure10518.6
4) Not applicable111.9
Missing4 
TOTAL566100.0
6) How important has each of the following biblical passages been to your own understanding of contemporary immigration and refugee issues: God created people in God's image (Genesis 1:26-27) (q2a) (GODIMAGE)
TOTAL%
1) Very important38267.5
2) Important13724.2
3) A little important244.2
4) Not important213.7
5) Not familiar/not sure20.4
Missing4 
TOTAL566100.0
7) How important has each of the following biblical passages been to your own understanding of contemporary immigration and refugee issues: God's creation of linguistic diversity and geographic diffusion in response to the building of the tower of Babel (Genesis 11:1-8) (q2b) (GODBABEL)
TOTAL%
1) Very important8515.0
2) Important11620.5
3) A little important16529.2
4) Not important19434.3
5) Not familiar/not sure50.9
Missing5 
TOTAL565100.0
8) How important has each of the following biblical passages been to your own understanding of contemporary immigration and refugee issues: The Egyptian king's violent response to the expansion of the Israelite population in Egypt (Exodus 1) (q2c) (EGYPTKIN)
TOTAL%
1) Very important6311.2
2) Important11119.7
3) A little important15727.9
4) Not important21838.7
5) Not familiar/not sure142.5
Missing7 
TOTAL563100.0
9) How important has each of the following biblical passages been to your own understanding of contemporary immigration and refugee issues: 'The alien who resides among you shall be to you as the citizen among you; you shall love the alien as yourself' (Leviticus 19:34) (q2d) (ALIENCIT)
TOTAL%
1) Very important30754.1
2) Important18031.7
3) A little important498.6
4) Not important295.1
5) Not familiar/not sure20.4
Missing3 
TOTAL567100.0
10) How important has each of the following biblical passages been to your own understanding of contemporary immigration and refugee issues: The flight of Joseph, Mary, and infant Jesus to Egypt (Matthew 2:13-23) (q2e) (FLIGHTEG)
TOTAL%
1) Very important12722.5
2) Important17631.2
3) A little important13824.5
4) Not important11921.1
5) Not familiar/not sure40.7
Missing6 
TOTAL564100.0
11) How important has each of the following biblical passages been to your own understanding of contemporary immigration and refugee issues: Respect for the laws of secular governments ('Render unto Caesar') (Matthew 22:15-22) (q2f) (RESLAWS)
TOTAL%
1) Very important7613.5
2) Important18633.0
3) A little important16329.0
4) Not important13023.1
5) Not familiar/not sure81.4
Missing7 
TOTAL563100.0
12) How important has each of the following biblical passages been to your own understanding of contemporary immigration and refugee issues: God telling Peter to evangelize among both Jewish and non-Jewish people (Acts 11-12) (q2g) (GODPETER)
TOTAL%
1) Very important24543.4
2) Important17230.5
3) A little important7212.8
4) Not important7112.6
5) Not familiar/not sure40.7
Missing6 
TOTAL564100.0
13) The flow of people into the United State from other countries in recent decades has made this country more culturally diverse. How would you rate the overall impact of this cultural diversification on the country? (q3) (RACULDUS)
TOTAL%
1) Positive28150.0
2) Somewhat positive17731.5
3) Neutral or not sure427.5
4) Somewhat negative437.7
5) Negative193.4
Missing8 
TOTAL562100.0
14) Would you approve or disapprove of the federal government creating a way to legalize the status of the undocumented immigrants who first came to the United States as children? (q4) (APGVLEIM)
TOTAL%
1) Approve43376.2
2) Neutral or not sure7513.2
3) Disapprove6010.6
Missing2 
TOTAL568100.0
15) In the past two years, several states have enacted laws that: (1) encourage state and local law enforcement officers to enforce federal immigration laws; (2) punish businesses that employ undocumented immigrants; and/or (3) punish people who aid undocumented immigrants. Do you personally approve or disapprove of each of the following elements of such laws? Encouraging state and local law enforcement officers to enforce federal immigration laws (q5a) (APLWENIM)
TOTAL%
1) Approve23842.2
2) Neutral or not sure13924.6
3) Disapprove18733.2
Missing6 
TOTAL564100.0
16) In the past two years, several states have enacted laws that: (1) encourage state and local law enforcement officers to enforce federal immigration laws; (2) punish businesses that employ undocumented immigrants; and/or (3) punish people who aid undocumented immigrants. Do you personally approve or disapprove of each of the following elements of such laws? Punishing businesses that employ undocumented immigrants (q5b) (APUNDOC)
TOTAL%
1) Approve22539.8
2) Neutral or not sure14124.9
3) Disapprove20035.3
Missing4 
TOTAL566100.0
17) In the past two years, several states have enacted laws that: (1) encourage state and local law enforcement officers to enforce federal immigration laws; (2) punish businesses that employ undocumented immigrants; and/or (3) punish people who aid undocumented immigrants. Do you personally approve or disapprove of each of the following elements of such laws? Punishing people who aid undocumented immigrants (q5c) (APPUNBUS)
TOTAL%
1) Approve7513.3
2) Neutral or not sure12121.4
3) Disapprove37065.4
Missing4 
TOTAL566100.0
18) In your opinion, how much is the presence of undocumented immigrants responsible for each of the following phenomena for U.S. society as a whole? Disrespect for the law (q6a) (UNIMREDS)
TOTAL%
1) A great deal315.5
2) Some12321.8
3) Only a little15928.2
4) Not at all21738.5
5) Not sure346.0
Missing6 
TOTAL564100.0
19) In your opinion, how much is the presence of undocumented immigrants responsible for each of the following phenomena for U.S. society as a whole? High cost of public education (q6b) (UNIMREDU)
TOTAL%
1) A great deal478.3
2) Some14325.3
3) Only a little18332.4
4) Not at all17030.1
5) Not sure223.9
Missing5 
TOTAL565100.0
20) In your opinion, how much is the presence of undocumented immigrants responsible for each of the following phenomena for U.S. society as a whole? Low wages (q6c) (UNIMLWWG)
TOTAL%
1) A great deal468.1
2) Some15827.9
3) Only a little16328.8
4) Not at all17030.0
5) Not sure295.1
Missing4 
TOTAL566100.0
21) In your opinion, how much is the presence of undocumented immigrants responsible for each of the following phenomena for U.S. society as a whole? Meeting U.S. needs for highly skilled workers (q6d) (UNIMSKIW)
TOTAL%
1) A great deal407.1
2) Some16028.4
3) Only a little15227.0
4) Not at all15327.1
5) Not sure5910.5
Missing6 
TOTAL564100.0
22) In your opinion, how much is the presence of undocumented immigrants responsible for each of the following phenomena for U.S. society as a whole? Terrorism in the United States (q6e) (UNIMRTER)
TOTAL%
1) A great deal101.8
2) Some498.7
3) Only a little15226.9
4) Not at all31355.3
5) Not sure427.4
Missing4 
TOTAL566100.0
23) In your opinion, how much is the presence of undocumented immigrants responsible for each of the following phenomena for U.S. society as a whole? Unemployment (q6f) (UNIMUNEM)
TOTAL%
1) A great deal234.1
2) Some11820.9
3) Only a little18332.4
4) Not at all20937.0
5) Not sure325.7
Missing5 
TOTAL565100.0
24) In your opinion, how much is the presence of undocumented immigrants responsible for each of the following phenomena for U.S. society as a whole? Violent crime (q6g) (UNIMVLCR)
TOTAL%
1) A great deal254.4
2) Some12121.5
3) Only a little20436.2
4) Not at all16930.0
5) Not sure458.0
Missing6 
TOTAL564100.0
25) In your opinion, how much is the presence of undocumented immigrants responsible for each of the following phenomena for U.S. society as a whole? Other (please specify) (q6h) (UNIMREOT)
TOTAL%
1) A great deal3140.8
2) Some1114.5
3) Only a little33.9
4) Not at all45.3
5) Not sure2735.5
Missing494 
TOTAL76100.0
26) In your opinion how important should ministry among each of the following groups of people be for the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)? Homeless people (q7a) (IPCHMLS)
TOTAL%
1) Very important29452.3
2) Important23341.5
3) A little important285.0
4) Not important20.4
5) Not sure50.9
Missing8 
TOTAL562100.0
27) In your opinion how important should ministry among each of the following groups of people be for the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)? Undocumented Immigrants (q7b) (IPCUNDIM)
TOTAL%
1) Very important17331.0
2) Important25946.4
3) A little important9216.5
4) Not important234.1
5) Not sure112.0
Missing12 
TOTAL558100.0
28) In your opinion how important should ministry among each of the following groups of people be for the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)? Immigrants with documentation (q7c) (IMPWDOC)
TOTAL%
1) Very important22840.6
2) Important27448.8
3) A little important488.5
4) Not important81.4
5) Not sure40.7
Missing8 
TOTAL562100.0
29) In your opinion how important should ministry among each of the following groups of people be for the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)? People addicted to alcohol and drugs (q7d) (IMPPAAD)
TOTAL%
1) Very important23341.5
2) Important27348.7
3) A little important437.7
4) Not important91.6
5) Not sure30.5
Missing9 
TOTAL561100.0
30) In your opinion how important should ministry among each of the following groups of people be for the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)? People with disabilities (q7e) (IMPPDISA)
TOTAL%
1) Very important27248.5
2) Important24543.7
3) A little important386.8
4) Not important30.5
5) Not sure30.5
Missing9 
TOTAL561100.0
31) In your opinion how important should ministry among each of the following groups of people be for the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)? Unchurched people (q7f) (IMPUNCH)
TOTAL%
1) Very important34862.0
2) Important17330.8
3) A little important285.0
4) Not important81.4
5) Not sure40.7
Missing9 
TOTAL561100.0
32) In your opinion how important should ministry among each of the following groups of people be for the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)? Young adults (q7h) (IMPYNGAD)
TOTAL%
1) Very important35963.9
2) Important18933.6
3) A little important101.8
4) Not important10.2
5) Not sure30.5
Missing8 
TOTAL562100.0
33) In your opinion how important should ministry among each of the following groups of people be for the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)? Youth (IMPYOUTH)
TOTAL%
1) Very important36965.8
2) Important18032.1
3) A little important81.4
4) Not important10.2
5) Not sure30.5
Missing9 
TOTAL561100.0
34) In your opinion how important should ministry among each of the following groups of people be for the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)? Other (please specify) (q7i) (IMPMOTH)
TOTAL%
1) Very important4260.9
2) Important1318.8
3) A little important11.4
4) Not important11.4
5) Not sure1217.4
Missing501 
TOTAL69100.0
35) Are you currently involved in each of the following ways with immigrants? Staff or volunteer at a legal clinic for immigrants (q8a) (CIWISTVL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes111.9
2) No55498.1
Missing5 
TOTAL565100.0
36) Are you currently involved in each of the following ways with immigrants? Staff or volunteer for an organization that helps enforce immigration laws (for example, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Minuteman Project) (q7b) (CIWISTVH)
TOTAL%
1) Yes40.7
2) No55999.1
3) Not sure10.2
Missing6 
TOTAL564100.0
37) Are you currently involved in each of the following ways with immigrants? Parent of a child in an after-school program that includes immigrant children (q8c) (CIWIPRNT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes274.8
2) No53194.1
3) Not sure61.1
Missing6 
TOTAL564100.0
38) Are you currently involved in each of the following ways with immigrants? Teacher, other staff, or volunteer in an after-school program that includes immigrant children (q8d) (CIWITSTV)
TOTAL%
1) Yes6211.0
2) No50088.8
3) Not sure10.2
Missing7 
TOTAL563100.0
39) Are you currently involved in each of the following ways with immigrants? Participant in a Bible study that includes immigrants (q8e) (CIWIBIBL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes10318.3
2) No45781.0
3) Not sure40.7
Missing6 
TOTAL564100.0
40) Are you currently involved in each of the following ways with immigrants? Student in an English as a second language class (q8f) (CIWISESL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes61.1
2) No55698.9
Missing8 
TOTAL562100.0
41) Are you currently involved in each of the following ways with immigrants? Teacher, other staff, or volunteer in an English as a second language class (q8g) (CIWIVOLU)
TOTAL%
1) Yes346.0
2) No53094.0
Missing6 
TOTAL564100.0
42) Are you currently involved in each of the following ways with immigrants? Other (please specify): (q8h) (CIWIOTHR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes5962.1
2) No2526.3
3) Not sure1111.6
Missing475 
TOTAL95100.0
43) Please check here and skip to LANGHOME if you are a minister of the Word and Sacrament who is not involved in a PC(USA) congregation or other PC(USA) worshiping community (such as a new church development or immigrant fellowship). (q8x) (CHMINNOT)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked46080.7
1) Checked11019.3
TOTAL570100.0
44) Is your congregation or other Presbyterian worshiping community involved in each of the following ministries intended as outreach with immigrants? After-school program that includes immigrant children (q9a) (IOIAFSCH)
TOTAL%
1) Yes10222.5
2) No33072.7
3) Don't know224.8
Missing116 
TOTAL454100.0
45) Is your congregation or other Presbyterian worshiping community involved in each of the following ministries intended as outreach with immigrants? Bible study that includes immigrants (q9b) (IOIBSTU)
TOTAL%
1) Yes14832.6
2) No27761.0
3) Don't know296.4
Missing116 
TOTAL454100.0
46) Is your congregation or other Presbyterian worshiping community involved in each of the following ministries intended as outreach with immigrants? English as a second language in a class that includes immigrants (q9c) (IOIEASL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes6815.0
2) No36580.6
3) Don't know204.4
Missing117 
TOTAL453100.0
47) Is your congregation or other Presbyterian worshiping community involved in each of the following ministries intended as outreach with immigrants? Legal clinic for immigrants (q9d) (IOILCFI)
TOTAL%
1) Yes368.0
2) No39988.3
3) Don't know173.8
Missing118 
TOTAL452100.0
48) Is your congregation or other Presbyterian worshiping community involved in each of the following ministries intended as outreach with immigrants? Special worship service that includes immigrants (q9e) (IOISWOR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes8719.2
2) No35879.2
3) Don't know71.5
Missing118 
TOTAL452100.0
49) Is your congregation or other Presbyterian worshiping community involved in each of the following ministries intended as outreach with immigrants? Other (please specify): (q9f) (IOIOTHER)
TOTAL%
1) Yes4463.8
2) No1724.6
3) Don't know811.6
Missing501 
TOTAL69100.0
50) How many of the people in your congregation or other Presbyterian worshiping community are immigrants? (q10) (NUMIMGR)
TOTAL%
1) Most or all102.2
2) Some10623.4
3) A few or none31168.7
4) Not sure265.7
Missing117 
TOTAL453100.0
51) What language is used in the activities of your congregation or Presbyterian worshiping community? (q11) (LANGUSED)
TOTAL%
1) English or mostly English in all activities41892.5
2) English or mostly English in some activities, but another language or mostly another language in others255.5
3) An equal mix of English and another language30.7
4) Another language or mostly another language61.3
Missing118 
TOTAL452100.0
52) What language is used in the activities of your congregation or Presbyterian worshiping community? [If use of any language other than English,] What other language(s)? (q11a) (LANSPCY1)
TOTAL%
1) Korean617.6
2) Spanish1647.1
3) Other1235.3
Missing536 
TOTAL34100.0
53) What language is used in the activities of your congregation or Presbyterian worshiping community? [If use of any language other than English,] What other language(s)? (q11b) (LANSPCY2)
TOTAL%
1) Korean333.3
2) Spanish444.4
3) Other222.2
Missing561 
TOTAL9100.0
54) Does your congregation or other Presbyterian worshiping community share facilities with at least one other Presbyterian congregation or worshiping community? (q12) (CNSHFACL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes6414.2
2) No (Please skip to FRPALPC)38284.5
3) Don't know (Please skip to FRPALPC)61.3
Missing118 
TOTAL452100.0
55) Does your congregation or other Presbyterian worshiping community share facilities with at least one other Presbyterian congregation or worshiping community? [If 'yes,'] How many other Presbyterian congregations/worshiping communities share the facilities? (q12a) (YESHWMY)
TOTAL%
0) None11.6
1) One4267.7
2) Two1422.6
3) Three46.5
4) Four11.6
Missing508 
TOTAL62100.0
56) Does your congregation or other Presbyterian worshiping community share facilities with at least one other Presbyterian congregation or worshiping community? [If 'yes,'] Of the Presbyterian congregations/worshiping communities, how many are new church developments (NCDs)? (q12b) (NWCHDEVE)
TOTAL%
0) None2561.0
1) One1434.1
2) Two12.4
3) Three12.4
Missing529 
TOTAL41100.0
57) Do any of the Presbyterian congregations or worshiping communities that share facilities, including your own, pay rent to use the facilities? (q13) (PYRTFACI)
TOTAL%
1) Yes3046.9
2) No (Please skip to PLSHFAIM)2539.1
3) Don't know (Please skip to PLSHFAIM)914.1
Missing506 
TOTAL64100.0
58) Which congregation or worshiping community pays rent? (q14) (CONPAYR)
TOTAL%
1) My congregation or worshiping community pays rent to another congregation or worshiping community39.7
2) Another congregation or worshiping community pays rent to my congregation or worshiping community2580.6
3) Other (please specific):39.7
Missing539 
TOTAL31100.0
59) How many of the people in the other Presbyterian congregation or worshiping community with which your congregation or worshiping community shares facilities are immigrants? (If there is more than one other faith community sharing facilities with yours, respond about the other one that uses the facilities most.) (q15) (PLSHFAIM)
TOTAL%
1) Most or all3654.5
2) Some1218.2
3) A few or none1319.7
4) Not sure57.6
Missing504 
TOTAL66100.0
60) Is your congregation or worshiping community involved in a formal partnership with another local Presbyterian congregation or worshiping community? (Include space-renting/sharing relationships only if you consider them to be partnerships. If there is more than one such partnership, respond about the most active one.) (q16) (FRPALPC)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, and it includes sharing facilities (with or without paying rent)337.3
2) Yes, and it does not include sharing facilities388.4
3) No (Please skip to LANGHOME)35879.0
4) Not sure (Please skip to LANGHOME)245.3
Missing117 
TOTAL453100.0
61) Is your congregation or worshiping community involved in a formal partnership with another local Presbyterian congregation or worshiping community? (Include space-renting/sharing relationships only if you consider them to be partnerships. If there is more than one such partnership, respond about the most active one.) How many other Presbyterian organizations or worshiping communities have a formal partnership with yours? (q16a) (NUMFORP)
TOTAL%
0) None23.4
1) One3662.1
2) Two58.6
3) Three712.1
4) Four35.2
5) Five35.2
6) Six or more23.4
Missing512 
TOTAL58100.0
62) How many of the people in the partner congregation or worshiping community are immigrants? (If there are more than two faith communities in the partnership, respond to the most involved other partner.) (q17) (HWMPLIM)
TOTAL%
1) Most or all2332.9
2) Some1622.9
3) A few or none (Please skip to LANGHOME)2231.4
4) Not sure (Please skip to LANGHOME)912.9
Missing500 
TOTAL70100.0
63) Is each of the following true about the congregations or worshiping communities involved in the partnership? Money received in offerings from each goes into the same budget (q18a) (INPTSABG)
TOTAL%
1) Yes410.3
2) No3282.1
3) Not sure37.7
Missing531 
TOTAL39100.0
64) Is each of the following true about the congregations or worshiping communities involved in the partnership? Participants in each are members of the same PC(USA) congregation (q18b) (INPTPCUS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1025.6
2) No2666.7
3) Not sure37.7
Missing531 
TOTAL39100.0
65) Is each of the following true about the congregations or worshiping communities involved in the partnership? People from the same pastoral staff lead each community (q18c) (INPTPAST)
TOTAL%
1) Yes512.8
2) No3282.1
3) Not sure25.1
Missing531 
TOTAL39100.0
66) Is each of the following true about the congregations or worshiping communities involved in the partnership? They have shared activities (q18d) (INPTSHAC)
TOTAL%
1) Yes2461.5
2) No1128.2
3) Not sure410.3
Missing531 
TOTAL39100.0
67) Which statement best characterizes the relationship between the parent congregations or worshiping communities? (Please check only one) (q19) (REPTCONG)
TOTAL%
1) My congregation or worshiping community is the leading partner2256.4
2) The congregations or worshiping communities share equally in decision making615.4
3) Another congregation or worshiping community is the leading partner410.3
4) Other (please specify)25.1
5) Not sure512.8
Missing531 
TOTAL39100.0
68) What language do you speak at home? (q20) (LANGHOME)
TOTAL%
1) English52392.9
2) Mostly English but some use of another language(s)285.0
3) Mostly another language(s) but some English40.7
4) Another language(s)81.4
Missing7 
TOTAL563100.0
69) [If use any language other than English,] What language(s)? (q20a) (OTLNGHM)
TOTAL%
1) Korean717.5
2) Spanish1435.0
3) Other1947.5
Missing530 
TOTAL40100.0
70) [If use any language other than English,] What language(s)? (q20b) (OTLNGHM2)
TOTAL%
2) Spanish457.1
3) Other342.9
Missing563 
TOTAL7100.0
71) Is or was each of the following people an immigrant? Your father (q21a) (IMMGFATH)
TOTAL%
1) Yes254.5
2) No53495.2
4) Not applicable20.4
Missing9 
TOTAL561100.0
72) Is or was each of the following people an immigrant? Your mother (q21b) (IMMGMOTH)
TOTAL%
1) Yes193.4
2) No53896.2
4) Not applicable20.4
Missing11 
TOTAL559100.0
73) Is or was each of the following people an immigrant? Your spouse (q21c) (IMMGSPOU)
TOTAL%
1) Yes346.1
2) No49488.8
4) Not applicable285.0
Missing14 
TOTAL556100.0
74) Are you a U.S. citizen? (q22) (USCITIZN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, and I was born a U.S. citizen54195.4
2) Yes, but I was not born a U.S. citizen203.5
3) No61.1
Missing3 
TOTAL567100.0
75) Code Survey Number (CODESURV)
76) Sample (SAMPLE)
TOTAL%
3) 570100.0
TOTAL570100.0
77) Filepath (FILEPATH)
78) Filename (FILENAME)
79) Survey Form (SURVEY)
TOTAL%
1) Paper26446.3
2) Web30653.7
TOTAL570100.0
80) In what year were you ordained as a minister of the Word and Sacrament? (BQ1ORDAI)
TOTAL%
1958) 10.2
1961) 20.4
1966) 50.9
1967) 20.4
1968) 50.9
1969) 61.1
1970) 50.9
1971) 50.9
1972) 142.5
1973) 132.3
1974) 122.1
1975) 162.8
1976) 173.0
1977) 132.3
1978) 213.7
1979) 101.8
1980) 173.0
1981) 173.0
1982) 183.2
1983) 193.4
1984) 234.1
1985) 213.7
1986) 162.8
1987) 223.9
1988) 183.2
1989) 203.5
1990) 101.8
1991) 101.8
1992) 183.2
1993) 111.9
1994) 142.5
1995) 111.9
1996) 142.5
1997) 91.6
1998) 132.3
1999) 81.4
2000) 111.9
2001) 122.1
2002) 173.0
2003) 81.4
2004) 132.3
2005) 173.0
2006) 122.1
2007) 173.0
2008) 40.7
Missing3 
TOTAL567100.0
81) In what denomination were you ordained? (BQ2DENOR)
TOTAL%
1) PCUSA or predecessor54395.8
2) Other244.2
Missing3 
TOTAL567100.0
82) In what denomination were you ordained: other (specify)? (BQ2OTHDE)
TOTAL%
1) Baptist416.0
6) Presbyterian312.0
7) Other Presbyterian624.0
8) Reformed312.0
10) United Church of Christ28.0
13) All other728.0
Missing545 
TOTAL25100.0
83) Before entering seminary for your B.D. or M.Div., were you engaged in any long-term secular job or career? (BQ3SECUL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes23441.2
2) No33458.8
Missing2 
TOTAL568100.0
84) [If 'yes'] How many years were you in that job or career? (BQ3SECYR)
TOTAL%
1) 20.9
2) 177.3
3) 2611.2
4) 146.0
5) 208.6
6) 125.2
7) 104.3
8) 135.6
9) 73.0
10) 229.5
11) 41.7
12) 73.0
13) 41.7
14) 20.9
15) 177.3
16) 52.2
17) 73.0
18) 31.3
19) 52.2
20) 125.2
21) 20.9
22) 31.3
23) 20.9
24) 10.4
25) 31.3
26) 20.9
27) 20.9
28) 20.9
30) 41.7
35) 10.4
37) 10.4
Missing338 
TOTAL232100.0
85) In what year did you receive your B.A., B.S., or other bachelor's degree? (BQ4YRBA)
TOTAL%
1957) 195710.2
1959) 195930.5
1960) 196010.2
1962) 196220.4
1963) 1963122.1
1964) 196461.1
1965) 1965132.3
1966) 1966101.8
1967) 1967152.6
1968) 1968193.3
1969) 1969234.0
1970) 1970295.1
1971) 1971203.5
1972) 1972193.3
1973) 1973264.6
1974) 1974244.2
1975) 1975284.9
1976) 1976203.5
1977) 1977244.2
1978) 1978295.1
1979) 1979203.5
1980) 1980264.6
1981) 1981223.9
1982) 1982203.5
1983) 1983111.9
1984) 1984142.5
1985) 1985142.5
1986) 198681.4
1987) 198761.1
1988) 198861.1
1989) 198991.6
1990) 1990122.1
1991) 199181.4
1992) 199291.6
1993) 199361.1
1994) 199471.2
1995) 199571.2
1996) 199671.2
1997) 199750.9
1998) 199840.7
1999) 199920.4
2000) 200071.2
2001) 200150.9
2003) 200320.4
2004) 200410.2
9999) No bachelor's degree61.1
Missing2 
TOTAL568100.0
86) From what school and in what year did you receive your M.Div. or B.D. degree? (BQ5SCHBD)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL56350.8625
87) Year you received M.Div. or B.D. degree? (BQ5YRBD)
TOTAL%
1961) 20.4
1962) 10.2
1965) 20.4
1966) 40.7
1967) 61.1
1968) 61.1
1969) 81.4
1970) 61.1
1971) 91.6
1972) 122.2
1973) 162.9
1974) 152.7
1975) 132.3
1976) 122.2
1977) 162.9
1978) 183.2
1979) 142.5
1980) 162.9
1981) 183.2
1982) 213.8
1983) 203.6
1984) 203.6
1985) 244.3
1986) 162.9
1987) 203.6
1988) 183.2
1989) 193.4
1990) 91.6
1991) 61.1
1992) 173.1
1993) 101.8
1994) 122.2
1995) 122.2
1996) 162.9
1997) 132.3
1998) 81.4
1999) 91.6
2000) 81.4
2001) 162.9
2002) 112.0
2003) 122.2
2004) 152.7
2005) 152.7
2006) 71.3
2007) 71.3
2008) 10.2
Missing14 
TOTAL556100.0
88) No other degree? (BQ6NODEG)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked37365.7
1) Checked19534.3
Missing2 
TOTAL568100.0
89) Graduate degree: M.C.E./M.R.E. degree? (BQ6MCE)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked56198.8
1) Checked71.2
Missing2 
TOTAL568100.0
90) Year you received M.C.E./M.R.E. degree? (BQ6YRMCE)
TOTAL%
1972) 114.3
1986) 114.3
1999) 114.3
2000) 114.3
2002) 228.6
2004) 114.3
Missing563 
TOTAL7100.0
91) School awarding M.C.E./M.R.E. degree? (BQ6SCHMC)
TOTAL%
1) Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)-affiliated school228.6
2) All other571.4
Missing563 
TOTAL7100.0
92) Graduate degree: M.A. degree? (BQ6MA)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked46081.0
1) Checked10819.0
Missing2 
TOTAL568100.0
93) Year you received M.A. degree? (BQ6YRMA)
TOTAL%
1946) 11.0
1965) 11.0
1967) 43.8
1968) 11.0
1969) 11.0
1970) 11.0
1971) 11.0
1972) 21.9
1973) 32.9
1974) 87.7
1975) 43.8
1976) 43.8
1977) 54.8
1978) 54.8
1979) 43.8
1980) 43.8
1982) 21.9
1983) 21.9
1984) 54.8
1985) 21.9
1986) 43.8
1987) 32.9
1988) 32.9
1989) 32.9
1990) 54.8
1991) 21.9
1992) 21.9
1994) 32.9
1995) 21.9
1996) 11.0
1997) 43.8
1998) 43.8
1999) 21.9
2001) 11.0
2002) 21.9
2004) 11.0
2006) 21.9
Missing466 
TOTAL104100.0
94) School awarding M.A. degree? (BQ6SCHMA)
TOTAL%
1) PC(USA) affiliated seminary1514.3
2) All other9085.7
Missing465 
TOTAL105100.0
95) Graduate degree: Th.M./S.T.M. degree? (BQ6THM)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked53594.2
1) Checked335.8
Missing2 
TOTAL568100.0
96) Year you received Th.M./S.T.M. degree? (BQ6YRTHM)
TOTAL%
1967) 13.2
1968) 13.2
1969) 13.2
1971) 13.2
1973) 26.5
1974) 13.2
1975) 26.5
1976) 13.2
1977) 26.5
1978) 13.2
1980) 13.2
1981) 13.2
1984) 26.5
1988) 26.5
1990) 13.2
1991) 13.2
1993) 26.5
1994) 412.9
1995) 13.2
1997) 13.2
2000) 13.2
2002) 13.2
Missing539 
TOTAL31100.0
97) School awarding Th.M./S.T.M. degree? (BQ6SCHTH)
TOTAL%
1) PC(USA) affiliated seminary2578.1
2) All other721.9
Missing538 
TOTAL32100.0
98) Graduate degree: D.Min. degree? (BQ6DMIN)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked42775.2
1) Checked14124.8
Missing2 
TOTAL568100.0
99) Year you received D.Min. degree? (BQ6YRDMI)
TOTAL%
1970) 10.7
1972) 10.7
1973) 10.7
1974) 21.4
1978) 53.6
1979) 10.7
1980) 32.2
1981) 32.2
1982) 32.2
1983) 53.6
1984) 32.2
1985) 64.3
1986) 53.6
1987) 75.1
1988) 10.7
1989) 32.2
1990) 10.7
1991) 32.2
1992) 32.2
1993) 10.7
1994) 32.2
1995) 107.2
1996) 42.9
1997) 32.2
1998) 53.6
1999) 96.5
2000) 53.6
2001) 53.6
2002) 53.6
2003) 42.9
2004) 42.9
2005) 64.3
2006) 42.9
2007) 75.1
2008) 64.3
Missing432 
TOTAL138100.0
100) School awarding D.Min. degree? (BQ6SCHDM)
TOTAL%
1) PC(USA) affiliated seminary9873.1
2) All other3626.9
Missing436 
TOTAL134100.0
101) Graduate degree: Ph.D./S.T.D./Th.D. degree? (BQ6PHD)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked52392.1
1) Checked457.9
Missing2 
TOTAL568100.0
102) Year you received Ph.D./S.T.D./Th.D. degree? (BQ6YRPHD)
TOTAL%
1969) 12.2
1970) 12.2
1971) 12.2
1972) 12.2
1974) 12.2
1976) 12.2
1978) 12.2
1979) 12.2
1982) 12.2
1985) 12.2
1986) 36.5
1987) 12.2
1988) 24.3
1989) 24.3
1990) 12.2
1992) 36.5
1993) 24.3
1994) 24.3
1995) 24.3
1996) 36.5
1997) 36.5
2000) 36.5
2001) 12.2
2002) 12.2
2004) 12.2
2005) 24.3
2006) 24.3
2007) 24.3
Missing524 
TOTAL46100.0
103) School awarding Ph.D./S.T.D./Th.D. degree? (BQ6SCHPH)
TOTAL%
1) PC(USA) affiliated seminary1328.9
2) All other3271.1
Missing525 
TOTAL45100.0
104) Degree: other? (BQ6OTHR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked50889.4
1) Checked6010.6
Missing2 
TOTAL568100.0
105) Year you received other degree? (BQ6YROTH)
TOTAL%
1969) 11.8
1971) 58.9
1972) 11.8
1973) 11.8
1974) 11.8
1975) 11.8
1977) 58.9
1978) 11.8
1979) 35.4
1980) 23.6
1982) 11.8
1983) 11.8
1984) 11.8
1986) 35.4
1987) 11.8
1988) 47.1
1989) 11.8
1990) 11.8
1991) 11.8
1992) 11.8
1993) 23.6
1994) 47.1
1996) 11.8
1997) 11.8
1998) 23.6
1999) 35.4
2000) 23.6
2001) 35.4
2002) 11.8
2004) 11.8
Missing514 
TOTAL56100.0
106) School awarding other degree? (BQ6SCHOT)
TOTAL%
1) PC(USA) affiliated seminary711.9
2) All other5288.1
Missing511 
TOTAL59100.0
107) Are you currently a student? (BQ7STUD)
TOTAL%
1) Yes417.3
2) No52392.7
Missing6 
TOTAL564100.0
108) [If 'yes'] Please list the degree you are seeking. (BQ7DGREE)
TOTAL%
2) M.A.10.9
4) D.Min.2219.6
5) Ph.D., S.T.D., Th.D., or Ed.D.54.5
6) Other54.5
7) None7970.5
Missing458 
TOTAL112100.0
109) Which category(-ies) below describes your current paid employment: pastor, co-pastor, associate, interim or other pastor in a congregation? (BQ8PASTR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked16629.2
1) Checked40270.8
Missing2 
TOTAL568100.0
110) Which category(-ies) below describes your current paid employment: other position in congregation (specify)? (BQ8OTCON)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked55497.5
1) Checked142.5
Missing2 
TOTAL568100.0
111) Which category(-ies) below describes your current paid employment: non-parish job or ministry? (BQ8NPAR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked42775.2
1) Checked14124.8
Missing2 
TOTAL568100.0
112) Which category(-ies) below describes your current paid employment: unemployed? (BQ8UNEMP)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked55197.0
1) Checked173.0
Missing2 
TOTAL568100.0
113) Which category(-ies) below describes your current paid employment: retired from active ministry? (BQ8RETIR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked54696.1
1) Checked223.9
Missing2 
TOTAL568100.0
114) Do you consider yourself a full-time or part-time parish pastor? (BQ9FTPT)
TOTAL%
1) Full-time35888.2
2) Part-time4811.8
Missing164 
TOTAL406100.0
115) [If 'part-time'] Specify average paid hours per week. (BQ9PTHRS)
TOTAL%
3) 311.8
5) 511.8
8) 811.8
10) 1035.5
12) 1223.6
13) 1311.8
15) 1535.5
16) 1623.6
19) 1911.8
20) Part-time1323.6
24) 2423.6
25) 2511.8
30) 301018.2
32) 3211.8
33) 3311.8
35) 3535.5
44) 4411.8
48) 4811.8
50) 5047.3
55) 5523.6
70) 7011.8
Missing515 
TOTAL55100.0
116) How many congregations do you currently serve as pastor? (BQ10SCON)
TOTAL%
1) One39296.6
2) Two or more yoked congregations82.0
3) Two or more non-yoked congregations61.5
Missing164 
TOTAL406100.0
117) [If 'two or more yoked congregations'] How many? (BQ10NCON)
TOTAL%
2) 975.0
3) 216.7
4) 18.3
Missing558 
TOTAL12100.0
118) What is the approximate membership of the congregation(s) you serve? (BQ11MEMB)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL399464.343806
119) What is the pastoral position(s) that you currently occupy in a congregation: solo pastor? (BQ12SPAS)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked36664.4
1) Checked20235.6
Missing2 
TOTAL568100.0
120) What is the pastoral position(s) that you currently occupy in a congregation: head of staff? (BQ12HEAD)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked43376.2
1) Checked13523.8
Missing2 
TOTAL568100.0
121) What is the pastoral position(s) that you currently occupy in a congregation: associate pastor? (BQ12APAS)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked51490.5
1) Checked549.5
Missing2 
TOTAL568100.0
122) What is the pastoral position(s) that you currently occupy in a congregation: co-pastor? (BQ12COPA)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked55297.2
1) Checked162.8
Missing2 
TOTAL568100.0
123) What is the pastoral position(s) that you currently occupy in a congregation: stated or temporary supply? (BQ12TEMP)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked55197.0
1) Checked173.0
Missing2 
TOTAL568100.0
124) What is the pastoral position(s) that you currently occupy in a congregation: interim pastor? (BQ12IPAS)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked54696.1
1) Checked223.9
Missing2 
TOTAL568100.0
125) What is the pastoral position(s) that you currently occupy in a congregation: other? (BQ12OTHR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked54896.5
1) Checked203.5
Missing2 
TOTAL568100.0
126) What is the pastoral position(s) that you currently occupy in a congregation: specify other? (BQ12SPOT)
TOTAL%
1) Designated pastor315.0
8) Other525.0
9) Senior pastor15.0
10) Organizing pastor-NCD315.0
12) Parish associate840.0
Missing550 
TOTAL20100.0
127) What type of non-parish/non-pastoral job or ministry do you currently have: faculty/staff at a seminary or theological school? (BQ13SSEM)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked54395.6
1) Checked254.4
Missing2 
TOTAL568100.0
128) What type of non-parish/non-pastoral job or ministry do you currently have: faculty/staff at another educational institution (college, university, high school, etc.)? (BQ13SEDU)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked53494.0
1) Checked346.0
Missing2 
TOTAL568100.0
129) What type of non-parish/non-pastoral job or ministry do you currently have: chaplain in the military? (BQ13MILI)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked56699.6
1) Checked20.4
Missing2 
TOTAL568100.0
130) What type of non-parish/non-pastoral job or ministry do you currently have: chaplain in a hospital or other medical facility? (BQ13HOSP)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked54395.6
1) Checked254.4
Missing2 
TOTAL568100.0
131) What type of non-parish/non-pastoral job or ministry do you currently have: other chaplain? (BQ13OCHA)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked54896.5
1) Checked203.5
Missing2 
TOTAL568100.0
132) What type of non-parish/non-pastoral job or ministry do you currently have: national staff or middle governing body staff? (BQ13GOVT)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked54796.3
1) Checked213.7
Missing2 
TOTAL568100.0
133) What type of non-parish/non-pastoral job or ministry do you currently have: staff of an ecumenical or non-denominational agency? (BQ13ECU)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked56298.9
1) Checked61.1
Missing2 
TOTAL568100.0
134) What type of non-parish/non-pastoral job or ministry do you currently have: professional pastoral counselor? (BQ13COUN)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked55898.2
1) Checked101.8
Missing2 
TOTAL568100.0
135) What type of non-parish/non-pastoral job or ministry do you currently have: other employment with a religious organization (specify)? (BQ13OCHU)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked55597.7
1) Checked132.3
Missing2 
TOTAL568100.0
136) What type of non-parish/non-pastoral job or ministry do you currently have: all other (including secular) employment (specify)? (BQ13ALLO)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked53594.2
1) Checked335.8
Missing2 
TOTAL568100.0
137) Is the organization where you are employed affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)? (BQ14PCUS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes7241.4
2) No10258.6
Missing396 
TOTAL174100.0
138) How old were you when you first began regularly attending a Presbyterian church? _______years old. (BQ15ATAG)
TOTAL%
0) 051.2
1) Birth to one year old-from birth-as infant18343.0
2) 230.7
3) 3122.8
4) 4133.1
5) 5112.6
6) 6133.1
7) 771.6
8) 871.6
9) In elementary school51.2
10) 1092.1
11) 1161.4
12) 1281.9
13) In middle or junior high school51.2
14) 1430.7
15) As a teenager71.6
16) In high school61.4
17) 1720.5
18) 18122.8
19) 1930.7
20) 20102.3
21) 2140.9
22) 2292.1
23) 23112.6
24) 2451.2
25) 2581.9
26) 2640.9
27) 2761.4
28) 2851.2
29) 2940.9
30) 3071.6
31) 3120.5
32) 3240.9
33) 3330.7
35) 3551.2
36) 3630.7
37) 3740.9
39) 3910.2
41) 4110.2
42) 4220.5
44) 4410.2
45) 4520.5
47) 4730.7
57) 5710.2
70) 7010.2
Missing144 
TOTAL426100.0
139) In what faith or denomination were you raised? (BQ16DENM)
TOTAL%
1) Baptist266.3
2) Disciples of Christ51.2
3) Episcopalian61.4
4) Lutheran92.2
5) Methodist348.2
6) Presbyterian25661.8
7) Other Presbyterian30.7
8) Reformed41.0
9) Roman Catholic133.1
10) United Church of Christ143.4
11) Non-denominational71.7
12) None122.9
13) All other256.0
Missing156 
TOTAL414100.0
140) Which one of the following terms best describes your current stand on theological issues? (BQ17THEO)
TOTAL%
1) Very conservative162.8
2) Conservative11720.7
3) Moderate19234.0
4) Liberal16829.8
5) Very liberal6711.9
9) Varies, cannot choose40.7
Missing6 
TOTAL564100.0
141) Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with each of the following statements: There is a life beyond death. (BQ18AFTR)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree45580.7
2) Agree8615.2
3) Neutral183.2
4) Disagree40.7
5) Strongly disagree10.2
Missing6 
TOTAL564100.0
142) Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with each of the following statements: Jesus will return to earth someday. (BQ18JESU)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree29952.8
2) Agree13123.1
3) Neutral9617.0
4) Disagree284.9
5) Strongly disagree122.1
Missing4 
TOTAL566100.0
143) 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. (BQ18OWNB)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree183.2
2) Agree549.6
3) Neutral7112.7
4) Disagree29051.8
5) Strongly disagree12722.7
Missing10 
TOTAL560100.0
144) 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. (BQ18REEQ)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree213.7
2) Agree8915.8
3) Neutral6511.5
4) Disagree21437.9
5) Strongly disagree17531.0
9) Varies, cannot choose10.2
Missing5 
TOTAL565100.0
145) 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. (BQ18ABSO)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree19234.0
2) Agree12522.2
3) Neutral8314.7
4) Disagree11219.9
5) Strongly disagree519.0
9) Varies, cannot choose10.2
Missing6 
TOTAL564100.0
146) Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with each of the following statements: Only followers of Jesus Christ can be saved. (BQ18EXCL)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree8715.5
2) Agree6110.8
3) Neutral12922.9
4) Disagree14425.6
5) Strongly disagree14024.9
9) Varies, cannot choose20.4
Missing7 
TOTAL563100.0
147) Approximately how often do you engage in the following activities: read the Bible privately? (BQ19READ)
TOTAL%
1) Daily-almost daily25344.9
2) Several times a week19634.8
3) Weekly6110.8
4) Several times a month325.7
5) Once a month91.6
6) Less than once a month122.1
7) Never10.2
Missing6 
TOTAL564100.0
148) Approximately how often do you engage in the following activities: pray privately? (BQ19PRAY)
TOTAL%
1) Daily-almost daily45981.2
2) Several times a week7513.3
3) Weekly203.5
4) Several times a month61.1
5) Once a month20.4
6) Less than once a month30.5
Missing5 
TOTAL565100.0
149) Approximately how often do you engage in the following activities: attend Bible study or prayer group? (BQ19BIBG)
TOTAL%
1) Daily-almost daily122.1
2) Several times a week6611.8
3) Weekly25044.6
4) Several times a month519.1
5) Once a month559.8
6) Less than once a month8415.0
7) Never427.5
Missing10 
TOTAL560100.0
150) Approximately how often do you engage in the following activities: otherwise read the Bible or pray with family or friends? (BQ19BFAM)
TOTAL%
1) Daily-almost daily11220.4
2) Several times a week13123.9
3) Weekly11220.4
4) Several times a month7513.7
5) Once a month325.8
6) Less than once a month5610.2
7) Never305.5
Missing22 
TOTAL548100.0
151) Approximately how often do you engage in the following activities: read devotional materials or religious books? (BQ19DEVO)
TOTAL%
1) Daily-almost daily18232.3
2) Several times a week15727.8
3) Weekly9316.5
4) Several times a month6611.7
5) Once a month234.1
6) Less than once a month356.2
7) Never81.4
Missing6 
TOTAL564100.0
152) Approximately how often do you engage in the following activities: use the Internet for religious or spiritual purposes? (BQ19WEB)
TOTAL%
1) Daily-almost daily13724.2
2) Several times a week14125.0
3) Weekly7813.8
4) Several times a month7012.4
5) Once a month305.3
6) Less than once a month6211.0
7) Never478.3
Missing5 
TOTAL565100.0
153) Approximately how often do you engage in the following activities: say grace before meals? (BQ19MEAL)
TOTAL%
1) Daily-almost daily40571.7
2) Several times a week8414.9
3) Weekly132.3
4) Several times a month335.8
5) Once a month101.8
6) Less than once a month173.0
7) Never30.5
Missing5 
TOTAL565100.0
154) Approximately how often do you engage in the following activities: meet with other ministers in a pastoral support or peer group? (BQ19MEET)
TOTAL%
1) Daily-almost daily142.5
2) Several times a week132.3
3) Weekly8515.0
4) Several times a month9015.9
5) Once a month14225.1
6) Less than once a month14325.3
7) Never7813.8
Missing5 
TOTAL565100.0
155) Which statement comes closest to your view of the Bible? (BQ20BIBL)
TOTAL%
1) The Bible is the word of God, to be taken literally word for word.244.3
2) The Bible is the word of God, to be interpreted in the light of its historical and cultural context.33960.2
3) The Bible is the word of God, to be interpreted in the light of its historical context and the Church's teachings.19534.6
4) The Bible is not the word of God.40.7
9) Varies, cannot choose10.2
Missing7 
TOTAL563100.0
156) 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? (BQ21AMEN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes55798.1
2) No111.9
Missing2 
TOTAL568100.0
157) What would you personally like the presbyteries to do with regard to this proposed change? (BQ22OPIN)
TOTAL%
1) Reject the new amendment and keep the Book of Order as it is now on this issue23942.3
2) Approve the new amendment and change the Book of Order28049.6
3) Not sure468.1
Missing5 
TOTAL565100.0
158) Would you personally like to see the PC(USA) permit sexually active gay and lesbian persons to be ordained to the office of: deacon? (BQ23HOMD)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, definitely25044.6
2) Yes, probably6812.1
3) Not sure417.3
4) No, probably not5710.2
5) No, definitely not14525.8
Missing9 
TOTAL561100.0
159) Would you personally like to see the PC(USA) permit sexually active gay and lesbian persons to be ordained to the office of: elder? (BQ23HOME)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, definitely24844.2
2) Yes, probably6110.9
3) Not sure397.0
4) No, probably not6311.2
5) No, definitely not15026.7
Missing9 
TOTAL561100.0
160) 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? (BQ23HOMM)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, definitely23942.6
2) Yes, probably559.8
3) Not sure407.1
4) No, probably not6010.7
5) No, definitely not16729.8
Missing9 
TOTAL561100.0
161) What is your gender? (BQ24SEX)
TOTAL%
1) Female20135.4
2) Male36664.6
Missing3 
TOTAL567100.0
162) What is your current age? (BQ25AGE)
TOTAL%
27) 20.4
28) 20.4
29) 10.2
30) 50.9
31) 20.4
32) 20.4
33) 50.9
34) 40.7
35) 81.4
36) 10.2
37) 30.5
38) 91.6
39) 81.4
40) 50.9
41) 91.6
42) 30.5
43) 71.2
44) 71.2
45) 91.6
46) 111.9
47) 101.8
48) 173.0
49) 254.4
50) 305.3
51) 183.2
52) 295.1
53) 274.8
54) 213.7
55) 346.0
56) 193.4
57) 305.3
58) 254.4
59) 223.9
60) 284.9
61) 305.3
62) 295.1
63) 81.4
64) 173.0
65) 142.5
66) 71.2
67) 152.7
68) 20.4
70) 10.2
71) 20.4
72) 10.2
73) 10.2
81) 10.2
Missing4 
TOTAL566100.0
163) What is your current marital status? (BQ26MARS)
TOTAL%
1) Not married9316.4
2) Married47483.6
Missing3 
TOTAL567100.0
164) [If 'not currently married'] Have you ever been married? No, never married. (BQ26NMAR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked53694.4
1) Checked325.6
Missing2 
TOTAL568100.0
165) [If 'not currently married'] Have you ever been married? Yes, am now widowed. (BQ26WIDW)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked55497.5
1) Checked142.5
Missing2 
TOTAL568100.0
166) [If 'not currently married'] Have you ever been married? Yes, am now divorced. (BQ26DIVC)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked52191.7
1) Checked478.3
Missing2 
TOTAL568100.0
167) If currently married, have you had a previous marriage (or marriages)? Yes, was widowed. (BQ27CMWI)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked56399.1
1) Checked50.9
Missing2 
TOTAL568100.0
168) If currently married, have you had a previous marriage (or marriages)? Yes, was divorced. (BQ27CMDI)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked47483.5
1) Checked9416.5
Missing2 
TOTAL568100.0
169) If currently married, have you had a previous marriage (or marriages)? No. (BQ27CMNO)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked22239.1
1) Checked34660.9
Missing2 
TOTAL568100.0
170) What is the highest level of education completed by your spouse? (BQ28SEDU)
TOTAL%
1) Some high school or less10.2
2) High school diploma122.7
3) Some college306.7
4) Associate degree224.9
5) Bachelor's degree10122.5
6) Some grad work368.0
7) Graduate degree24654.9
Missing122 
TOTAL448100.0
171) Is your husband or wife an ordained minister? (BQ29SORD)
TOTAL%
1) Yes8619.2
2) No36180.8
Missing123 
TOTAL447100.0
172) Please indicate, if married, the employment status of your spouse: employed full-time. (BQ30SFT)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked34160.0
1) Checked22740.0
Missing2 
TOTAL568100.0
173) Please indicate, if married, the employment status of your spouse: employed part-time. (BQ30SPT)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked47884.2
1) Checked9015.8
Missing2 
TOTAL568100.0
174) Please indicate, if married, the employment status of your spouse: self-employed. (BQ30SSEM)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked52291.9
1) Checked468.1
Missing2 
TOTAL568100.0
175) Please indicate, if married, the employment status of your spouse: unemployed. (BQ30SUME)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked55597.7
1) Checked132.3
Missing2 
TOTAL568100.0
176) Please indicate, if married, the employment status of your spouse: retired. (BQ30SRET)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked52091.5
1) Checked488.5
Missing2 
TOTAL568100.0
177) Please indicate, if married, the employment status of your spouse: full-time homemaker. (BQ30SHMR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked52692.6
1) Checked427.4
Missing2 
TOTAL568100.0
178) Please indicate, if married, the employment status of your spouse: student. (BQ30SSTU)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked55798.1
1) Checked111.9
Missing2 
TOTAL568100.0
179) Please indicate, if married, the employment status of your spouse: other. (BQ30SOTH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked55998.4
1) Checked91.6
Missing2 
TOTAL568100.0
180) Please indicate, if married, the employment status of your spouse: specify other. (BQ30SSOT)
TOTAL%
1) Disabled111.1
2) All other888.9
Missing561 
TOTAL9100.0
181) If you are employed full-time, part-time, or self-employed, please indicate the average hours worked per week over the past year. (BQ31WKHR)
TOTAL%
5) 520.6
6) 610.3
8) 841.1
10) 1092.6
12) 1241.1
13) 1310.3
15) 15102.9
16) 1620.6
18) 1810.3
19) 1910.3
20) 20195.4
21) 2120.6
22) 2210.3
24) 2420.6
25) 25174.9
26) 2610.3
27) 2720.6
28) 2820.6
30) 30195.4
32) 3261.7
35) 35133.7
36) 3641.1
37) 3710.3
38) 3810.3
40) 409828.1
42) 4210.3
45) 45205.7
47) 4710.3
48) 4820.6
50) 505916.9
52) 5210.3
55) 5592.6
57) 5720.6
58) 5820.6
60) 60185.2
65) 6530.9
70) 7030.9
72) 7210.3
75) 7510.3
76) 7610.3
80) 8010.3
97) 97 or more hours10.3
Missing221 
TOTAL349100.0
182) 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). (BQ32SFAI)
TOTAL%
1) Baptist5011.2
2) Disciples of Christ30.7
3) Episcopalian132.9
4) Lutheran276.0
5) Methodist5712.8
6) Presbyterian17940.0
7) Other Presbyterian71.6
8) Reformed61.3
9) Roman Catholic378.3
10) United Church of Christ102.2
11) Non-denominational51.1
12) None122.7
13) All other419.2
Missing123 
TOTAL447100.0
183) Please list his/her current faith or denomination. (BQ32SCFA)
TOTAL%
1) Baptist10.2
2) Disciples of Christ10.2
3) Episcopalian61.4
4) Lutheran20.5
5) Methodist51.1
6) Presbyterian40391.6
8) Reformed10.2
9) Roman Catholic30.7
10) United Church of Christ40.9
11) Non-denominational30.7
12) None51.1
13) All other61.4
Missing130 
TOTAL440100.0
184) How many children do you have? (BQ33CHLD)
TOTAL%
0) None8915.8
1) One8114.4
2) Two24343.2
3) Three10919.4
4) Four234.1
5) Five101.8
6) Six50.9
7) Seven10.2
9) 9 or more10.2
Missing8 
TOTAL562100.0
185) Check here if you live in a dormitory, nursing home or other institutional housing. (BQ34IHOU)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked568100.0
Missing2 
TOTAL568100.0
186) Including yourself, how many persons live in your household? (BQ34NUHH)
TOTAL%
1) One6812.1
2) Two28149.9
3) Three9416.7
4) Four7813.9
5) Five366.4
6) Six30.5
7) Seven10.2
8) Eight10.2
9) Nine or more10.2
Missing7 
TOTAL563100.0
187) From the list below, select the choice that best describes all of the people in the household in which you live. (BQ35DHH)
TOTAL%
1) Single adult living alone6711.9
2) Single parent142.5
3) Married-no kids26346.5
4) Married with kids19734.9
5) Some other arrangement244.2
Missing5 
TOTAL565100.0
188) Do you currently live in a manse or other housing provided by your congregation? (BQ36LIVE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes7212.8
2) No49287.2
Missing6 
TOTAL564100.0
189) What is your race or origin: white? (BQ37WHIT)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked315.5
1) Checked53794.5
Missing2 
TOTAL568100.0
190) What is your race or origin: black? (BQ37BLAC)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked56298.9
1) Checked61.1
Missing2 
TOTAL568100.0
191) What is your race or origin: Indian or Alaska native? (BQ37INDI)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked56499.3
1) Checked40.7
Missing2 
TOTAL568100.0
192) What is your race or origin: Asian? (BQ37ASIA)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked55898.2
1) Checked101.8
Missing2 
TOTAL568100.0
193) What is your race or origin: Hispanic? (BQ37HISP)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked56298.9
1) Checked61.1
Missing2 
TOTAL568100.0
194) What is your race or origin: some other race? (BQ37ORAC)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked56499.3
1) Checked40.7
Missing2 
TOTAL568100.0
195) Generally speaking, do you think of yourself as a Democrat, Independent, Republican or other? (BQ38PRTY)
TOTAL%
1) Democrat31957.0
2) Independent12822.9
3) Republican10819.3
4) Other50.9
Missing10 
TOTAL560100.0
196) Which of these categories best describes your total family income from all sources, before taxes? (BQ39INC)
TOTAL%
1) Less than $20,00030.5
2) $20,000-$29,999142.5
3) $30,000-$39,999386.8
4) $40,000-$49,999488.6
5) $50,000-$59,9995610.0
6) $60,000-$69,9996110.9
7) $70,000-$79,999458.1
8) $80,000-$89,9996812.2
9) $90,000-$99,999508.9
10) $100,000-$124,9998615.4
11) $125,000-$149,999356.3
12) $150,000-$199,999274.8
13) $200,000-$249,999152.7
14) $250,000 or more132.3
Missing11 
TOTAL559100.0
197) Did you or other household family members contribute any money to your congregation, in regular giving? (BQ40GICG)
TOTAL%
1) No427.4
2) Yes52392.4
3) Wrote in a sum for all categories10.2
Missing4 
TOTAL566100.0
198) [If 'yes' to 'regular giving'] How much? (BQ40CGAM)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL49113107.62989638
199) 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? (BQ40GISC)
TOTAL%
1) No36364.7
2) Yes19835.3
Missing9 
TOTAL561100.0
200) [If 'yes' to a 'special capital campaign'] How much? (BQ40SCAM)
TOTAL%
0) None10.5
25) 2510.5
50) 5021.1
100) 10084.4
150) 15031.6
200) 200137.1
250) 25094.9
300) 30052.7
360) 36010.5
400) 40010.5
450) 45010.5
500) 5002312.6
600) 60052.7
700) 70010.5
750) 75010.5
800) 80031.6
833) 83310.5
1000) 10002111.5
1100) 110010.5
1200) 1200116.0
1400) 140010.5
1500) 150084.4
1700) 170010.5
1705) 170510.5
1750) 175010.5
2000) 2000168.7
2200) 220010.5
2500) 250084.4
3000) 300010.5
3380) 338010.5
4000) 400031.6
5000) 5000105.5
6000) 600021.1
7000) 700010.5
8000) 800010.5
8500) 850010.5
9000) 900010.5
10000) 1000073.8
15000) 1500010.5
50000) 5000021.1
100000) 10000021.1
500000) 50000010.5
Missing387 
TOTAL183100.0
201) 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? (BQ40GISA)
TOTAL%
1) No12221.7
2) Yes44078.3
Missing8 
TOTAL562100.0
202) [If 'yes' to a 'special appeal'] How much? (BQ40SAAM)
TOTAL%
10) 1010.2
20) 2010.2
25) 2561.5
30) 3020.5
40) 4010.2
50) 50256.1
60) 6030.7
75) 7520.5
80) 8020.5
100) 1009322.7
120) 12010.2
125) 12510.2
141) 14110.2
150) 150204.9
180) 18020.5
185) 18510.2
200) 2008220.0
208) 20810.2
220) 22010.2
240) 24010.2
250) 250184.4
280) 28010.2
300) 300245.9
310) 31010.2
320) 32010.2
400) 400174.2
450) 45010.2
500) 5004511.0
600) 60061.5
675) 67510.2
700) 70041.0
750) 75020.5
800) 80020.5
1000) 1000204.9
1200) 120010.2
1500) 150030.7
2000) 200061.5
2300) 230010.2
3200) 320010.2
5000) 500020.5
7500) 750010.2
12000) 1200010.2
15000) 1500010.2
999999) Do not know20.5
Missing161 
TOTAL409100.0
203) 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.? (BQ40GIPC)
TOTAL%
1) No36665.5
2) Yes19334.5
Missing11 
TOTAL559100.0
204) [If 'yes' to 'PC(USA)'] How much? (BQ40PCAM)
TOTAL%
5) 521.1
20) 2010.6
25) 2563.4
40) 4010.6
50) 501910.9
60) 6010.6
75) 7510.6
100) 1005330.5
120) 12010.6
125) 12510.6
150) 15052.9
200) 2002715.5
250) 25052.9
300) 30063.4
400) 40010.6
500) 500169.2
600) 60021.1
700) 70052.9
750) 75010.6
800) 80010.6
865) 86510.6
1000) 100031.7
1100) 110010.6
1200) 120010.6
1900) 190010.6
2000) 200031.7
2500) 250010.6
3000) 300021.1
5500) 550010.6
6000) 600010.6
7500) 750010.6
10000) 1000010.6
40000) 4000010.6
999999) Do not know10.6
Missing396 
TOTAL174100.0
205) Did you or other household family members contribute any money directly to other religious groups or religious causes outside the PC(USA)? (BQ40GIRE)
TOTAL%
1) No24042.7
2) Yes32257.3
Missing8 
TOTAL562100.0
206) [If 'yes' to 'other religious causes'] How much? (BQ40REAM)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL2988096.77581730
207) 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.)? (BQ40GINR)
TOTAL%
1) No11720.9
2) Yes44279.1
Missing11 
TOTAL559100.0
208) [If 'yes' to 'non-religious causes'] How much? (BQ40NRAM)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL4071651.61212824
209) State (STATE)
210) Clergy code (CLERCODE)
TOTAL%
3) 35963.2
4) 20936.8
Missing2 
TOTAL568100.0
211) Sample (SAMPLE2)
TOTAL%
3) Pastors37465.8
4) Specialized clergy19434.2
Missing2 
TOTAL568100.0
212) Region (REGION)
TOTAL%
1) Northeast12622.2
2) Midwest13824.3
3) South21337.5
4) West9116.0
Missing2 
TOTAL568100.0
213) Year congregation organized (ORGYEAR)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL3581841.025319
214) Congregation's total membership in 2008 (TOTMEM08)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL358488.5917
215) I-GENDER: What is your gender? (For use with online analysis) (I-GENDER)
TOTAL%
1) Female20135.4
2) Male36664.6
Missing3 
TOTAL567100.0
216) I-AGE: What is your current age? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-AGE)
TOTAL%
2) Less than 448314.7
3) 45 to 5419734.8
4) 55 to 6424242.8
5) 65 and older447.8
Missing4 
TOTAL566100.0
217) I-MARITAL: What is your current marital status? (For use with online analysis) (I-MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Not married9316.4
2) Married47483.6
Missing3 
TOTAL567100.0
218) I-PARTYID: Generally speaking, do you think of yourself as a Democrat, Independent, Republican or other? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-PARTYID)
TOTAL%
1) Democrat31957.5
2) Independent12823.1
3) Republican10819.5
Missing15 
TOTAL555100.0
219) I-FINCOME: Which of these categories best describes your total family income from all sources, before taxes? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-FINCOME)
TOTAL%
2) Less than $49,99910318.4
3) $50,000-$79,99916229.0
4) $80,000-$124,99920436.5
5) $125,000 or more9016.1
Missing11 
TOTAL559100.0
220) I-REGION: Region (for use with online analysis) (I-REGION)
TOTAL%
1) Northeast12622.2
2) Midwest13824.3
3) South21337.5
4) West9116.0
Missing2 
TOTAL568100.0