Presbyterian Panel Survey, May 2012 - Spiritual Growth Experiences and Church Retreats, Clergy

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All frequencies are raw numbers (no weights used).
1) Have you had one particular learning or spiritual growth experience that had great significance in shaping your Christian life? (XIAN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes71878.1
2) No17719.3
3) Do not remember242.6
Missing3 
TOTAL919100.0
2) If yes, in what setting did this experience take place? (EXPERNCE)
TOTAL%
1) Camp10414.7
2) Church school91.3
3) Conference8411.8
4) Home415.8
5) Local mission work60.8
6) Mission trip outside of your local community7110.0
7) Retreat10314.5
8) Seminary537.5
9) Small group294.1
10) Worship446.2
11) Youth group324.5
12) Other13318.8
Missing213 
TOTAL709100.0
3) Who was instrumental in making this experience significant for you: Another person who participated with me (INSTRMNT)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked76983.4
1) Checked15316.6
TOTAL922100.0
4) Who was instrumental in making this experience significant for you: Parent or other family member (INSTRMN1)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked88095.4
1) Checked424.6
TOTAL922100.0
5) Who was instrumental in making this experience significant for you: Pastor or minister (INSTRMN2)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked70676.6
1) Checked21623.4
TOTAL922100.0
6) Who was instrumental in making this experience significant for you: Professor, teacher, or group leader (INSTRMN3)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked68974.7
1) Checked23325.3
TOTAL922100.0
7) Who was instrumental in making this experience significant for you: Other (INSTRMN4)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked70576.5
1) Checked21723.5
TOTAL922100.0
8) What was your age then? (AGETHEN)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL68424.73512
9) What is your current age? (AGENOW)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL88754.34510
10) In which three of the following areas do you feel the greatest need to learn more about Christian faith and its relationship to life? (Please check only three.) Biblical interpretation and Bible study (AREA)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked58463.3
1) Checked33836.7
TOTAL922100.0
11) In which three of the following areas do you feel the greatest need to learn more about Christian faith and its relationship to life? (Please check only three.) Caring for the environment (AREA1)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked81087.9
1) Checked11212.1
TOTAL922100.0
12) In which three of the following areas do you feel the greatest need to learn more about Christian faith and its relationship to life? (Please check only three.) Church history (AREA2)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked85492.6
1) Checked687.4
TOTAL922100.0
13) In which three of the following areas do you feel the greatest need to learn more about Christian faith and its relationship to life? (Please check only three.) The church's role in society (AREA3)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked60365.4
1) Checked31934.6
TOTAL922100.0
14) In which three of the following areas do you feel the greatest need to learn more about Christian faith and its relationship to life? (Please check only three.) Connecting with immigrants (AREA4)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked79586.2
1) Checked12713.8
TOTAL922100.0
15) In which three of the following areas do you feel the greatest need to learn more about Christian faith and its relationship to life? (Please check only three.) Evangelism (AREA5)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked69575.4
1) Checked22724.6
TOTAL922100.0
16) In which three of the following areas do you feel the greatest need to learn more about Christian faith and its relationship to life? (Please check only three.) Marriage enrichment (AREA6)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked85092.2
1) Checked727.8
TOTAL922100.0
17) In which three of the following areas do you feel the greatest need to learn more about Christian faith and its relationship to life? (Please check only three.) Marriage preparation (AREA7)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked88996.4
1) Checked333.6
TOTAL922100.0
18) In which three of the following areas do you feel the greatest need to learn more about Christian faith and its relationship to life? (Please check only three.) Parenting and family life (AREA8)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked81188.0
1) Checked11112.0
TOTAL922100.0
19) In which three of the following areas do you feel the greatest need to learn more about Christian faith and its relationship to life? (Please check only three.) Peacemaking (AREA9)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked80186.9
1) Checked12113.1
TOTAL922100.0
20) In which three of the following areas do you feel the greatest need to learn more about Christian faith and its relationship to life? (Please check only three.) Prayer or meditation (AREA10)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked56361.1
1) Checked35938.9
TOTAL922100.0
21) In which three of the following areas do you feel the greatest need to learn more about Christian faith and its relationship to life? (Please check only three.) Racial-ethnic ministries (AREA11)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked78485.0
1) Checked13815.0
TOTAL922100.0
22) In which three of the following areas do you feel the greatest need to learn more about Christian faith and its relationship to life? (Please check only three.) Service to persons in the community with special needs (AREA12)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked76583.0
1) Checked15717.0
TOTAL922100.0
23) In which three of the following areas do you feel the greatest need to learn more about Christian faith and its relationship to life? (Please check only three.) Theology (AREA13)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked76983.4
1) Checked15316.6
TOTAL922100.0
24) In which three of the following areas do you feel the greatest need to learn more about Christian faith and its relationship to life? (Please check only three.) Worship and the sacraments (AREA14)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked79386.0
1) Checked12914.0
TOTAL922100.0
25) In which three of the following areas do you feel the greatest need to learn more about Christian faith and its relationship to life? (Please check only three.) Other (please specify) (AREA15)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked80787.5
1) Checked11512.5
TOTAL922100.0
26) How important has the contribution of the following been to your understanding of Christian faith: camps? (CONTCAMP)
TOTAL%
1) Very important11415.3
2) Important23631.7
3) Somewhat important18124.3
4) Not important16822.6
5) Not sure or not applicable456.0
Missing178 
TOTAL744100.0
27) How important has the contribution of the following been to your understanding of Christian faith: church school experience? (IMPCHRCH)
TOTAL%
1) Very important9011.5
2) Important36847.2
3) Somewhat important26734.2
4) Not important516.5
5) Not sure or not applicable40.5
Missing142 
TOTAL780100.0
28) How important has the contribution of the following been to your understanding of Christian faith: retreats? (IMPTREAT)
TOTAL%
1) Very important13819.6
2) Important36351.6
3) Somewhat important14320.3
4) Not important507.1
5) Not sure or not applicable91.3
Missing219 
TOTAL703100.0
29) How important has the contribution of the following been to your understanding of Christian faith: worship services & sermons? (WORSHIP)
TOTAL%
1) Very important20333.3
2) Important32653.5
3) Somewhat important7011.5
4) Not important91.5
5) Not sure or not applicable10.2
Missing313 
TOTAL609100.0
30) How important has the contribution of the following been to your understanding of Christian faith: other learning experiences provided by your congregation? (IMPCONG)
TOTAL%
1) Very important739.4
2) Important40251.9
3) Somewhat important20526.5
4) Not important445.7
5) Not sure or not applicable506.5
Missing148 
TOTAL774100.0
31) How important has the contribution of the following been to your understanding of Christian faith: other learning experiences provided by a group outside congregation? (OUTGROUP)
TOTAL%
1) Very important9312.9
2) Important31343.5
3) Somewhat important19827.5
4) Not important689.4
5) Not sure or not applicable486.7
Missing202 
TOTAL720100.0
32) How important has the contribution of the following been to your understanding of Christian faith: other? (OTHER)
TOTAL%
1) Very important7143.3
2) Important2112.8
3) Somewhat important74.3
4) Not important42.4
5) Not sure or not applicable6137.2
Missing758 
TOTAL164100.0
33) How important is the contribution made by the following to the development of young adults: camps? (DEVCAMPS)
TOTAL%
1) Very important34939.4
2) Important32336.5
3) Somewhat important14316.2
4) Not important475.3
5) Not sure or not applicable232.6
Missing37 
TOTAL885100.0
34) How important is the contribution made by the following to the development of young adults: church school experience? (DEVCHRCH)
TOTAL%
1) Very important20423.1
2) Important37442.4
3) Somewhat important25128.4
4) Not important445.0
5) Not sure or not applicable101.1
Missing39 
TOTAL883100.0
35) How important is the contribution made by the following to the development of young adults: retreats? (DEVTREAT)
TOTAL%
1) Very important37842.4
2) Important36941.4
3) Somewhat important11913.4
4) Not important141.6
5) Not sure or not applicable111.2
Missing31 
TOTAL891100.0
36) How important is the contribution made by the following to the development of young adults: worship services and sermons? (DEVSERMN)
TOTAL%
1) Very important29533.3
2) Important38743.6
3) Somewhat important18420.7
4) Not important141.6
5) Not sure or not applicable70.8
Missing35 
TOTAL887100.0
37) How important is the contribution made by the following to the development of young adults: other learning experiences provided by your congregation? (DEVCONG)
TOTAL%
1) Very important27030.6
2) Important40646.0
3) Somewhat important15117.1
4) Not important192.2
5) Not sure or not applicable364.1
Missing40 
TOTAL882100.0
38) How important is the contribution made by the following to the development of young adults: other learning experiences provided by a group outside congregation? (OUTSIDEV)
TOTAL%
1) Very important19622.7
2) Important37243.1
3) Somewhat important20924.2
4) Not important343.9
5) Not sure or not applicable536.1
Missing58 
TOTAL864100.0
39) How important is the contribution made by the following to the development of young adults: other? (DEVOTHER)
TOTAL%
1) Very important11955.3
2) Important2210.2
3) Somewhat important31.4
4) Not important10.5
5) Not sure or not applicable7032.6
Missing707 
TOTAL215100.0
40) If you are a teaching elder (also known as a minister of Word and Sacrament) who is not involved in a PC(USA) congregation, please check here (CHECK)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked81488.3
1) Checked10811.7
TOTAL922100.0
41) Which two items from the list below would you make the highest priority? (Please check only two.) Additional recreational equipment for children and youth (PRIORITY)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked83790.8
1) Checked859.2
TOTAL922100.0
42) Which two items from the list below would you make the highest priority? (Please check only two.) Expanded Internet access in the church building (PRIORIT1)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked80587.3
1) Checked11712.7
TOTAL922100.0
43) Which two items from the list below would you make the highest priority? (Please check only two.) Greater accessibility of church facilities (for example, adding ramps and elevators) (PRIORIT2)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked70276.1
1) Checked22023.9
TOTAL922100.0
44) Which two items from the list below would you make the highest priority? (Please check only two.) Improvements to the building to make it more energy efficient (PRIORIT3)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked79586.2
1) Checked12713.8
TOTAL922100.0
45) Which two items from the list below would you make the highest priority? (Please check only two.) New audio-visual equipment (for example, to project words or images during worship or other events) (PRIORIT4)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked62367.6
1) Checked29932.4
TOTAL922100.0
46) Which two items from the list below would you make the highest priority? (Please check only two.) New books (PRIORIT5)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked88395.8
1) Checked394.2
TOTAL922100.0
47) Which two items from the list below would you make the highest priority? (Please check only two.) New computer equipment and software (for example, a tablet computer) (PRIORIT6)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked80387.1
1) Checked11912.9
TOTAL922100.0
48) Which two items from the list below would you make the highest priority? (Please check only two.) New DVDs or videos (PRIORIT7)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked86593.8
1) Checked576.2
TOTAL922100.0
49) Which two items from the list below would you make the highest priority? (Please check only two.) New smartphone (for example, an iPhone) (PRIORIT8)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked90798.4
1) Checked151.6
TOTAL922100.0
50) Which two items from the list below would you make the highest priority? (Please check only two.) Scholarships to attend camps, conferences, or other denominational events (PRIORIT9)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked42145.7
1) Checked50154.3
TOTAL922100.0
51) Which two items from the list below would you make the lowest priority? (Please check only two.) Additional recreational equipment for children and youth (PRIOR10)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked77884.4
1) Checked14415.6
TOTAL922100.0
52) Which two items from the list below would you make the lowest priority? (Please check only two.) Expanded Internet access in the church building (PRIOR11)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked79285.9
1) Checked13014.1
TOTAL922100.0
53) Which two items from the list below would you make the lowest priority? (Please check only two.) Greater accessibility of church facilities (for example, adding ramps and elevators) (PRIOR12)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked84691.8
1) Checked768.2
TOTAL922100.0
54) Which two items from the list below would you make the lowest priority? (Please check only two.) Improvements to the building to make it more energy efficient (PRIOR13)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked79686.3
1) Checked12613.7
TOTAL922100.0
55) Which two items from the list below would you make the lowest priority? (Please check only two.) New audio-visual equipment (for example, to project words or images during worship or other events) (PRIOR14)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked84391.4
1) Checked798.6
TOTAL922100.0
56) Which two items from the list below would you make the lowest priority? (Please check only two.) New books (PRIOR15)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked65971.5
1) Checked26328.5
TOTAL922100.0
57) Which two items from the list below would you make the lowest priority? (Please check only two.) New computer equipment and software (for example, a tablet computer) (PRIOR16)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked86493.7
1) Checked586.3
TOTAL922100.0
58) Which two items from the list below would you make the lowest priority? (Please check only two.) New DVDs or videos (PRIOR17)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked75982.3
1) Checked16317.7
TOTAL922100.0
59) Which two items from the list below would you make the lowest priority? (Please check only two.) New smartphone (for example, an iPhone) (PRIOR18)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked44147.8
1) Checked48152.2
TOTAL922100.0
60) Which two items from the list below would you make the lowest priority? (Please check only two.) Scholarships to attend camps, conferences, or other denominational events (PRIOR19)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked86093.3
1) Checked626.7
TOTAL922100.0
61) Suppose your congregation is planning an overnight retreat. As a participant, you are expected to pay part of the costs (for example, the registration fees). How likely is it that you would attend a retreat if subject of retreat was: Christian faith and Christians relationship to the environment? (RETREAT)
TOTAL%
1) Very likely8410.6
2) Likely15519.5
3) Somewhat likely24530.9
4) Not very likely20625.9
5) Not at all likely10012.6
6) Do not know40.5
Missing128 
TOTAL794100.0
62) How likely is it that you would attend a retreat if subject of retreat was: congregational use of emerging technologies and social media? (RETREAT1)
TOTAL%
1) Very likely10313.0
2) Likely24931.4
3) Somewhat likely23930.1
4) Not very likely14818.7
5) Not at all likely516.4
6) Do not know30.4
Missing129 
TOTAL793100.0
63) How likely is it that you would attend a retreat if subject of retreat was: connecting with youth and young adults in your congregation or your community? (RETREAT2)
TOTAL%
1) Very likely20826.1
2) Likely31739.8
3) Somewhat likely19524.5
4) Not very likely607.5
5) Not at all likely141.8
6) Do not know30.4
Missing125 
TOTAL797100.0
64) How likely is it that you would attend a retreat if subject of retreat was: cultural trends? (RETREAT3)
TOTAL%
1) Very likely13016.4
2) Likely28335.6
3) Somewhat likely23129.1
4) Not very likely10613.3
5) Not at all likely405.0
6) Do not know50.6
Missing127 
TOTAL795100.0
65) How likely is it that you would attend a retreat if subject of retreat was: developing competency in interpreting the Bible? (RETREAT4)
TOTAL%
1) Very likely17722.4
2) Likely26533.5
3) Somewhat likely19724.9
4) Not very likely10212.9
5) Not at all likely465.8
6) Do not know40.5
Missing131 
TOTAL791100.0
66) How likely is it that you would attend a retreat if subject of retreat was: leading a deeper spiritual life? (RETREAT5)
TOTAL%
1) Very likely35043.9
2) Likely28836.1
3) Somewhat likely11914.9
4) Not very likely232.9
5) Not at all likely151.9
6) Do not know30.4
Missing124 
TOTAL798100.0
67) How likely is it that you would attend a retreat if subject of retreat was: ministering one another within the congregation? (RETREAT6)
TOTAL%
1) Very likely20025.0
2) Likely31539.4
3) Somewhat likely18823.5
4) Not very likely698.6
5) Not at all likely253.1
6) Do not know20.3
Missing123 
TOTAL799100.0
68) How likely is it that you would attend a retreat if subject of retreat was: ministering to and advocating for persons with special needs? (RETREAT7)
TOTAL%
1) Very likely10112.7
2) Likely18623.4
3) Somewhat likely28435.7
4) Not very likely18022.6
5) Not at all likely384.8
6) Do not know60.8
Missing127 
TOTAL795100.0
69) How likely is it that you would attend a retreat if subject of retreat was: reworking a congregation's mission and identity? (RETREAT8)
TOTAL%
1) Very likely23028.9
2) Likely29136.5
3) Somewhat likely17522.0
4) Not very likely739.2
5) Not at all likely243.0
6) Do not know40.5
Missing125 
TOTAL797100.0
70) How likely is it that you would attend a retreat if subject of retreat was: sharing your faith (evangelism)? (RETREAT9)
TOTAL%
1) Very likely18723.5
2) Likely27734.8
3) Somewhat likely19324.3
4) Not very likely11214.1
5) Not at all likely232.9
6) Do not know30.4
Missing127 
TOTAL795100.0
71) How likely is it that you would attend a retreat if subject of retreat was: training for mission in the United States? (RETRT10)
TOTAL%
1) Very likely9812.3
2) Likely21727.3
3) Somewhat likely22728.5
4) Not very likely17021.4
5) Not at all likely789.8
6) Do not know60.8
Missing126 
TOTAL796100.0
72) How likely is it that you would attend a retreat if subject of retreat was: training for international mission? (RETRT11)
TOTAL%
1) Very likely9111.5
2) Likely16721.1
3) Somewhat likely20425.8
4) Not very likely20626.0
5) Not at all likely11915.0
6) Do not know40.5
Missing131 
TOTAL791100.0
73) How likely is it that you would attend a retreat if subject of retreat was: understanding the congregations role in U.S. and global issues? (RETRT12)
TOTAL%
1) Very likely10012.6
2) Likely20125.3
3) Somewhat likely23529.6
4) Not very likely17121.5
5) Not at all likely8210.3
6) Do not know50.6
Missing128 
TOTAL794100.0
74) How likely is it that you would attend a retreat if subject of retreat was: worship and preaching in the life of the congregation? (RETRT13)
TOTAL%
1) Very likely25231.8
2) Likely28035.3
3) Somewhat likely15920.1
4) Not very likely769.6
5) Not at all likely243.0
6) Do not know20.3
Missing129 
TOTAL793100.0
75) How likely is it that you would attend a retreat if subject of retreat was: Other (please specify)? (RETRT14)
TOTAL%
1) Very likely3029.1
2) Likely98.7
5) Not at all likely54.9
6) Do not know5957.3
Missing819 
TOTAL103100.0
76) During the past two years, has your congregation or a group in your congregation organized or promoted a retreat or an activity at a camp: that everyone in the congregation was eligible to attend? (ELIGIBLE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes29457.6
2) No18736.7
3) Do not know295.7
Missing412 
TOTAL510100.0
77) During the past two years, has your congregation or a group in your congregation organized or promoted a retreat or an activity at a camp: for a specific group or category of people within the congregation? (SPECIFIC)
TOTAL%
1) Yes54882.5
2) No9614.5
3) Do not know203.0
Missing258 
TOTAL664100.0
78) If yes, for which group or groups of people in it has your congregation organized or promoted a retreat or an activity at a camp in the past two years? (Please check all that apply.) Church staff (CHRCHSTF)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked78485.0
1) Checked13815.0
TOTAL922100.0
79) If yes, for which group or groups of people in it has your congregation organized or promoted a retreat or an activity at a camp in the past two years? (Please check all that apply.) Elders (ELDERS)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked68073.8
1) Checked24226.2
TOTAL922100.0
80) If yes, for which group or groups of people in it has your congregation organized or promoted a retreat or an activity at a camp in the past two years? (Please check all that apply.) Adult men (ADULTMEN)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked78284.8
1) Checked14015.2
TOTAL922100.0
81) If yes, for which group or groups of people in it has your congregation organized or promoted a retreat or an activity at a camp in the past two years? (Please check all that apply.) Adult women (ADLTWMEN)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked67473.1
1) Checked24826.9
TOTAL922100.0
82) If yes, for which group or groups of people in it has your congregation organized or promoted a retreat or an activity at a camp in the past two years? (Please check all that apply.) Youth (13 to 19 years old) (YOUTH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked49553.7
1) Checked42746.3
TOTAL922100.0
83) If yes, for which group or groups of people in it has your congregation organized or promoted a retreat or an activity at a camp in the past two years? (Please check all that apply.) Other (TRTOTHER)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked80987.7
1) Checked11312.3
TOTAL922100.0
84) In the past two years have you been involved in planning a retreat or an activity at a camp for your congregation or a group in it? (Please check only one.) (PLNTREAT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes35744.8
2) No, no such retreat or activity offered22328.0
3) No, for another reason21727.2
Missing125 
TOTAL797100.0
85) In the past two years have you personally participated with others from your congregation in a retreat or an activity at a camp? (Please check only one.) (PARTICIP)
TOTAL%
1) Yes42853.4
2) No, none offered for which I was eligible17822.2
3) No, for another reason19624.4
Missing120 
TOTAL802100.0
86) How likely is your congregation or a group in it to organize or promote a retreat or an activity at a camp in the next two years? (LIKELIHD)
TOTAL%
1) Very likely41051.1
2) Somewhat likely17521.8
3) Not very likely13116.3
4) Not at all likely698.6
5) Do not know172.1
Missing120 
TOTAL802100.0
87) If in the next two years your congregation or a group in it were to organize or promote a retreat or an activity at a camp that you were eligible to attend, how likely would you be to attend? (ATTEND)
TOTAL%
1) Very likely46758.2
2) Somewhat likely22027.4
3) Not very likely698.6
4) Not at all likely324.0
5) Do not know141.7
Missing120 
TOTAL802100.0
88) During the past ten years, have you attended a retreat, conference, class, or seminar at one of these PC(USA) conference centers? (Check all that apply.) Yes, at Ghost Ranch Education and Retreat Center in Abiquiu, New Mexico (PCUSA)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked82289.2
1) Checked10010.8
TOTAL922100.0
89) During the past ten years, have you attended a retreat, conference, class, or seminar at one of these PC(USA) conference centers? (Check all that apply.) Yes, at Ghost Ranch Conference Center in Santa Fe, New Mexico (now closed) (PCUSA1)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked87895.2
1) Checked444.8
TOTAL922100.0
90) During the past ten years, have you attended a retreat, conference, class, or seminar at one of these PC(USA) conference centers? (Check all that apply.) Yes, at Montreat Conference Center in Montreat, North Carolina (PCUSA2)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked59764.8
1) Checked32535.2
TOTAL922100.0
91) During the past ten years, have you attended a retreat, conference, class, or seminar at one of these PC(USA) conference centers? (Check all that apply.) Yes, at Stony Point Center in Stony Point, New York (PCUSA3)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked82289.2
1) Checked10010.8
TOTAL922100.0
92) During the past ten years, have you attended a retreat, conference, class, or seminar at one of these PC(USA) conference centers? (Check all that apply.) No (PCUSA4)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked43647.3
1) Checked48652.7
TOTAL922100.0
93) How important would it be to you, personally, that the location of an overnight church retreat you were to attend had each of the following facilities or features? Air-conditioning (AC)
TOTAL%
1) Essential19622.1
2) Important41947.2
3) Not important19822.3
4) Not a consideration657.3
5) Do not know101.1
Missing34 
TOTAL888100.0
94) How important would it be to you, personally, that the location of an overnight church retreat you were to attend had each of the following facilities or features? Air conditioning supplied at least partially by renewable energy sources such as solar power or wind power (RENEWABL)
TOTAL%
1) Essential303.5
2) Important29934.8
3) Not important27031.4
4) Not a consideration24128.0
5) Do not know202.3
Missing62 
TOTAL860100.0
95) How important would it be to you, personally, that the location of an overnight church retreat you were to attend had each of the following facilities or features? Central heating (HEATING)
TOTAL%
1) Essential20923.9
2) Important48755.7
3) Not important11913.6
4) Not a consideration495.6
5) Do not know101.1
Missing48 
TOTAL874100.0
96) How important would it be to you, personally, that the location of an overnight church retreat you were to attend had each of the following facilities or features? Central heating supplied at least partially by renewable energy sources such as solar power or wind power (RENEW)
TOTAL%
1) Essential333.9
2) Important30936.2
3) Not important25129.4
4) Not a consideration24128.3
5) Do not know192.2
Missing69 
TOTAL853100.0
97) How important would it be to you, personally, that the location of an overnight church retreat you were to attend had each of the following facilities or features? Daily maid and laundry services (DAILMAID)
TOTAL%
1) Essential111.2
2) Important495.5
3) Not important52358.2
4) Not a consideration31435.0
5) Do not know10.1
Missing24 
TOTAL898100.0
98) How important would it be to you, personally, that the location of an overnight church retreat you were to attend had each of the following facilities or features? Exercise room (EXERCISE)
TOTAL%
1) Essential222.5
2) Important12413.9
3) Not important46151.8
4) Not a consideration28331.8
Missing32 
TOTAL890100.0
99) How important would it be to you, personally, that the location of an overnight church retreat you were to attend had each of the following facilities or features? Indoor sleeping facility (versus camping) (SLEEPING)
TOTAL%
1) Essential32736.5
2) Important44549.6
3) Not important9210.3
4) Not a consideration323.6
5) Do not know10.1
Missing25 
TOTAL897100.0
100) How important would it be to you, personally, that the location of an overnight church retreat you were to attend had each of the following facilities or features? Large assembly hall or meeting space (ASSEMBLY)
TOTAL%
1) Essential24527.5
2) Important49955.9
3) Not important11212.6
4) Not a consideration313.5
5) Do not know50.6
Missing30 
TOTAL892100.0
101) How important would it be to you, personally, that the location of an overnight church retreat you were to attend had each of the following facilities or features? Linens and towels provided (LINENS)
TOTAL%
1) Essential9010.1
2) Important31034.7
3) Not important37842.3
4) Not a consideration11212.5
5) Do not know30.3
Missing29 
TOTAL893100.0
102) How important would it be to you, personally, that the location of an overnight church retreat you were to attend had each of the following facilities or features? Located within 100 miles of your church (MILES100)
TOTAL%
1) Essential17219.2
2) Important45851.1
3) Not important23025.7
4) Not a consideration313.5
5) Do not know50.6
Missing26 
TOTAL896100.0
103) How important would it be to you, personally, that the location of an overnight church retreat you were to attend had each of the following facilities or features? Meals provided by the host facility (PROVIDED)
TOTAL%
1) Essential19922.3
2) Important54461.1
3) Not important13515.2
4) Not a consideration111.2
5) Do not know20.2
Missing31 
TOTAL891100.0
104) How important would it be to you, personally, that the location of an overnight church retreat you were to attend had each of the following facilities or features? Meals provided by the host facility with an emphasis on locally produced or Fair Trade food (PROVIDE)
TOTAL%
1) Essential556.3
2) Important32236.7
3) Not important29934.1
4) Not a consideration19422.1
5) Do not know80.9
Missing44 
TOTAL878100.0
105) How important would it be to you, personally, that the location of an overnight church retreat you were to attend had each of the following facilities or features? Motel-like sleeping facility (versus dorm-style) (SLEEPY)
TOTAL%
1) Essential14616.3
2) Important40845.7
3) Not important29132.6
4) Not a consideration465.2
5) Do not know20.2
Missing29 
TOTAL893100.0
106) How important would it be to you, personally, that the location of an overnight church retreat you were to attend had each of the following facilities or features? Outdoor team-building or challenge course? (CHALLENG)
TOTAL%
1) Essential121.4
2) Important21424.1
3) Not important49455.6
4) Not a consideration16218.2
5) Do not know60.7
Missing34 
TOTAL888100.0
107) How important would it be to you, personally, that the location of an overnight church retreat you were to attend had each of the following facilities or features? Picnic facilities (PICNIC)
TOTAL%
1) Essential192.1
2) Important24827.8
3) Not important49054.9
4) Not a consideration12914.5
5) Do not know60.7
Missing30 
TOTAL892100.0
108) How important would it be to you, personally, that the location of an overnight church retreat you were to attend had each of the following facilities or features? Presbyterian affiliation? (PRESB)
TOTAL%
1) Essential343.8
2) Important27630.8
3) Not important45751.1
4) Not a consideration12714.2
5) Do not know10.1
Missing27 
TOTAL895100.0
109) How important would it be to you, personally, that the location of an overnight church retreat you were to attend had each of the following facilities or features? Private baths (PRIVATE)
TOTAL%
1) Essential15116.9
2) Important42147.3
3) Not important28732.2
4) Not a consideration283.1
5) Do not know40.4
Missing31 
TOTAL891100.0
110) How important would it be to you, personally, that the location of an overnight church retreat you were to attend had each of the following facilities or features? Private group kitchen for meals or snacks (SNACKS)
TOTAL%
1) Essential293.3
2) Important29933.7
3) Not important47453.5
4) Not a consideration819.1
5) Do not know30.3
Missing36 
TOTAL886100.0
111) How important would it be to you, personally, that the location of an overnight church retreat you were to attend had each of the following facilities or features? Recreational activities (RECREAT)
TOTAL%
1) Essential9510.7
2) Important52158.5
3) Not important22625.4
4) Not a consideration475.3
5) Do not know10.1
Missing32 
TOTAL890100.0
112) How important would it be to you, personally, that the location of an overnight church retreat you were to attend had each of the following facilities or features? Rural setting (RURAL)
TOTAL%
1) Essential566.3
2) Important35640.1
3) Not important40445.5
4) Not a consideration697.8
5) Do not know30.3
Missing34 
TOTAL888100.0
113) How important would it be to you, personally, that the location of an overnight church retreat you were to attend had each of the following facilities or features? Separate building or area for your group (SEPARATE)
TOTAL%
1) Essential596.6
2) Important46652.2
3) Not important31735.5
4) Not a consideration475.3
5) Do not know30.3
Missing30 
TOTAL892100.0
114) How important would it be to you, personally, that the location of an overnight church retreat you were to attend had each of the following facilities or features? Single-occupancy rooms available (OCCUPANT)
TOTAL%
1) Essential12814.3
2) Important45750.9
3) Not important28131.3
4) Not a consideration293.2
5) Do not know20.2
Missing25 
TOTAL897100.0
115) How important would it be to you, personally, that the location of an overnight church retreat you were to attend had each of the following facilities or features? Swimming pool (SWIMMING)
TOTAL%
1) Essential232.6
2) Important13014.5
3) Not important56863.4
4) Not a consideration17019.0
5) Do not know50.6
Missing26 
TOTAL896100.0
116) How important would it be to you, personally, that the location of an overnight church retreat you were to attend had each of the following facilities or features? Telephone in each room (TELEPHON)
TOTAL%
1) Essential70.8
2) Important303.4
3) Not important57664.4
4) Not a consideration28131.4
5) Do not know10.1
Missing27 
TOTAL895100.0
117) How important would it be to you, personally, that the location of an overnight church retreat you were to attend had each of the following facilities or features? Television in each room (TV)
TOTAL%
1) Essential40.4
2) Important455.0
3) Not important53759.9
4) Not a consideration30934.4
5) Do not know20.2
Missing25 
TOTAL897100.0
118) How important would it be to you, personally, that the location of an overnight church retreat you were to attend had each of the following facilities or features? Wireless Internet access in a public place (WIRELESS)
TOTAL%
1) Essential15116.8
2) Important47052.3
3) Not important19421.6
4) Not a consideration829.1
5) Do not know10.1
Missing24 
TOTAL898100.0
119) How important would it be to you, personally, that the location of an overnight church retreat you were to attend had each of the following facilities or features? Wireless Internet in each room (EACHROOM)
TOTAL%
1) Essential596.7
2) Important22025.0
3) Not important45551.7
4) Not a consideration14516.5
5) Do not know10.1
Missing42 
TOTAL880100.0
120) How important would it be to you, personally, that the location of an overnight church retreat you were to attend had each of the following facilities or features? Other (ATTNDOTH)
TOTAL%
1) Essential3154.4
2) Important1119.3
3) Not important814.0
4) Not a consideration712.3
Missing865 
TOTAL57100.0
121) What is your gender? (GENDER)
TOTAL%
1) Female31835.1
2) Male58764.9
Missing17 
TOTAL905100.0
122) SURVEY NUMBER (SURVEY)
123) CHECKED (CHECKED)
TOTAL%
1) 358100.0
Missing564 
TOTAL358100.0
124) Sample (SAMPLE)
TOTAL%
3) All Clergy922100.0
TOTAL922100.0
125) Survey form (SURVEY1)
TOTAL%
1) Paper35838.8
2) Web56461.2
TOTAL922100.0
126) In what year were you ordained as a minister of the Word and Sacrament (also known as a teaching elder in the new Form of Government)? (BQ1) (ORDAINED)
TOTAL%
1953) 10.1
1960) 10.1
1961) 10.1
1964) 20.2
1966) 20.2
1967) 10.1
1968) 30.3
1969) 40.4
1970) 91.0
1971) 121.3
1972) 171.9
1973) 222.4
1974) 171.9
1975) 192.1
1976) 192.1
1977) 182.0
1978) 293.2
1979) 293.2
1980) 272.9
1981) 283.1
1982) 242.6
1983) 222.4
1984) 353.8
1985) 202.2
1986) 171.9
1987) 242.6
1988) 171.9
1989) 303.3
1990) 242.6
1991) 212.3
1992) 212.3
1993) 171.9
1994) 182.0
1995) 202.2
1996) 212.3
1997) 252.7
1998) 131.4
1999) 212.3
2000) 283.1
2001) 202.2
2002) 293.2
2003) 232.5
2004) 141.5
2005) 222.4
2006) 182.0
2007) 313.4
2008) 293.2
2009) 262.8
2010) 171.9
2011) 101.1
Missing4 
TOTAL918100.0
127) In what denomination were you ordained? (BQ2) (DENORD)
TOTAL%
1) PC(U.S.A.) or predecessor84793.0
2) Other647.0
Missing11 
TOTAL911100.0
128) Before entering seminary for your M.Div. or B.D. degree, were you engaged in any long-term secular job or career? (BQ3) (SECJOB)
TOTAL%
1) Yes38742.5
2) No52457.5
Missing11 
TOTAL911100.0
129) [If SECJOB=1] How many years were you in that job or career? (BQ3A) (YRSSECJB)
TOTAL%
1) 51.3
2) 277.0
3) 328.3
4) 307.8
5) 246.2
6) 205.2
7) 256.5
8) 236.0
9) 71.8
10) 4210.9
11) 51.3
12) 153.9
13) 41.0
14) 133.4
15) 164.1
16) 92.3
17) 71.8
18) 82.1
19) 30.8
20) 256.5
21) 30.8
22) 41.0
23) 51.3
24) 41.0
25) 112.8
26) 20.5
27) 10.3
28) 10.3
30) 71.8
31) 20.5
32) 30.8
34) 10.3
35) 10.3
37) 10.3
Missing536 
TOTAL386100.0
130) From what seminary or other school did you receive your M.Div. or B.D.? (BQ4) (NAMEMDIV)
TOTAL%
1) Auburn/Union (New York)151.6
2) Austin556.0
3) Columbia727.9
4) Dubuque333.6
5) Evangelical Seminary of Puerto Rico40.4
6) Fuller636.9
7) Gordon-Conwell374.1
8) John C. Smith70.8
9) Louisville586.4
10) McCormick353.8
11) Pittsburgh586.4
12) Princeton16418.0
13) San Francisco485.3
14) Union (Virginia)758.2
15) Other18720.5
Missing11 
TOTAL911100.0
131) In what year did you receive your M.Div. or B.D.? (BQ5) (YRMDIV)
TOTAL%
1960) 10.1
1964) 10.1
1965) 10.1
1966) 20.2
1967) 40.4
1968) 50.5
1969) 60.7
1970) 80.9
1971) 121.3
1972) 252.7
1973) 202.2
1974) 182.0
1975) 182.0
1976) 212.3
1977) 182.0
1978) 303.3
1979) 364.0
1980) 262.9
1981) 252.7
1982) 242.6
1983) 232.5
1984) 343.7
1985) 161.8
1986) 222.4
1987) 273.0
1988) 222.4
1989) 293.2
1990) 192.1
1991) 242.6
1992) 161.8
1993) 182.0
1994) 232.5
1995) 202.2
1996) 202.2
1997) 212.3
1998) 192.1
1999) 242.6
2000) 262.9
2001) 252.7
2002) 262.9
2003) 131.4
2004) 161.8
2005) 242.6
2006) 192.1
2007) 353.8
2008) 232.5
2009) 151.6
2010) 101.1
2011) 10.1
Missing11 
TOTAL911100.0
132) Are you currently employed? (BQ6) (EMPLOYED)
TOTAL%
1) Yes84792.6
2) No-not employed323.5
3) No-retired363.9
Missing7 
TOTAL915100.0
133) Which category(-ies) best describes your current employment? Pastor, co-pastor, associate pastor, interim pastor, supply pastor, or other pastoral leader of a congregation (BQ7_1) (PEPASTOR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked24827.0
1) Checked66973.0
Missing5 
TOTAL917100.0
134) Which category(-ies) best describes your current employment? A non-pastoral position in a congregation (BQ7_2) (PENONPAS)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked91299.5
1) Checked50.5
Missing5 
TOTAL917100.0
135) Which category(-ies) best describes your current employment? Faculty or staff at a seminary or theological school (BQ7_3) (PESEMFAC)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked89497.5
1) Checked232.5
Missing5 
TOTAL917100.0
136) Which category(-ies) best describes your current employment? Faculty or staff at another educational institution (BQ7_4) (PEOTHFAC)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked88096.0
1) Checked374.0
Missing5 
TOTAL917100.0
137) Which category(-ies) best describes your current employment? Chaplain in the military (BQ7_5) (PECHAPMI)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked91099.2
1) Checked70.8
Missing5 
TOTAL917100.0
138) Which category(-ies) best describes your current employment? Chaplain in a hospital or other health-care facility (BQ7_6) (PECHAPHC)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked87295.1
1) Checked454.9
Missing5 
TOTAL917100.0
139) Which category(-ies) best describes your current employment? Other chaplain (BQ7_7) (PECHAPOT)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked89597.6
1) Checked222.4
Missing5 
TOTAL917100.0
140) Which category(-ies) best describes your current employment? PC(U.S.A.) national, synod, or presbytery staff (BQ7_8) (PEPSBSTF)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked88796.7
1) Checked303.3
Missing5 
TOTAL917100.0
141) Which category(-ies) best describes your current employment? Staff of an ecumenical or non-denominational agency (BQ7_9) (PEOTHSTF)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked91199.3
1) Checked60.7
Missing5 
TOTAL917100.0
142) Which category(-ies) best describes your current employment? Professional pastoral counselor (BQ7_10) (PECNSLR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked90798.9
1) Checked101.1
Missing5 
TOTAL917100.0
143) Which category(-ies) best describes your current employment? Other employment with a religious organization (specify) (BQ7_11) (PEOTHREL)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked90098.1
1) Checked171.9
Missing5 
TOTAL917100.0
144) Which category(-ies) best describes your current employment? All other (including secular) employment (specify) (BQ7_12) (PEOTHER)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked86794.5
1) Checked505.5
Missing5 
TOTAL917100.0
145) How many congregations do you currently serve as pastor? (Include congregations you are serving as a stated or temporary supply pastor.) (BQ8) (CONGREG)
TOTAL%
1) One65596.3
2) Two or more yoked congregations121.8
3) Two or more non-yoked congregations131.9
Missing242 
TOTAL680100.0
146) [If CONGREG=2 or 3] How many? (BQ8A) (MANY)
TOTAL%
2) 2288.0
3) 312.0
Missing897 
TOTAL25100.0
147) In your service as a pastor of a congregation or congregations, approximately how many hours per week do you spend in your work as a pastor? (If you serve more than one congregation, provide the combined total hours.) (BQ9A) (HRSWORKD)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL67347.5615
148) In your service as a pastor of a congregation or congregations, approximately how many hours per week are you paid to work as a pastor? (If you serve more than one congregation, provide the combined total hours.) (BQ9B) (HRSPAID)
TOTAL%
0) 50.9
1) 20.3
2) 30.5
4) 20.3
5) 10.2
7) 10.2
8) 20.3
10) 81.4
12) 30.5
15) 30.5
16) 10.2
18) 30.5
19) 10.2
20) 396.8
24) 20.3
25) 142.4
28) 20.3
30) 132.3
32) 30.5
34) 10.2
35) 132.3
36) 20.3
37) 10.2
40) 25043.3
42) 10.2
44) 10.2
45) 315.4
46) 10.2
48) 132.3
50) 9917.2
52) 30.5
54) 10.2
55) 111.9
56) 10.2
58) 10.2
60) 132.3
62) 20.3
65) 10.2
75) 20.3
84) 10.2
99) 183.1
168) 20.3
Missing345 
TOTAL577100.0
149) Do you currently live in a manse or other housing provided by your congregation? (BQ10) (MANSE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes11917.5
2) No56282.5
Missing241 
TOTAL681100.0
150) What is the pastoral position that you currently occupy in a congregation? Pastor (BQ11_1) (PPPAST)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked48352.7
1) Checked43447.3
Missing5 
TOTAL917100.0
151) What is the pastoral position(s) that you currently occupy in a congregation? Associate Pastor (BQ11_2) (PPASSOC)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked82189.5
1) Checked9610.5
Missing5 
TOTAL917100.0
152) What is the pastoral position(s) that you currently occupy in a congregation? Co-pastor (BQ11_3) (PPCOPAST)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked89197.2
1) Checked262.8
Missing5 
TOTAL917100.0
153) What is the pastoral position(s) that you currently occupy in a congregation? Stated or temporary supply pastor (BQ11_4) (PPTEMP)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked85292.9
1) Checked657.1
Missing5 
TOTAL917100.0
154) What is the pastoral position(s) that you currently occupy in a congregation? Interim pastor (BQ11_5) (PPINTERM)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked87895.7
1) Checked394.3
Missing5 
TOTAL917100.0
155) What is the pastoral position(s) that you currently occupy in a congregation? Designated pastor (BQ11_6) (PPDESIG)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked90098.1
1) Checked171.9
Missing5 
TOTAL917100.0
156) What is the pastoral position(s) that you currently occupy in a congregation? Parish associate (BQ11_7) (PPPARISH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked90798.9
1) Checked101.1
Missing5 
TOTAL917100.0
157) What is the pastoral position(s) that you currently occupy in a congregation? Other (specify) (BQ11_8) (PPOTHER)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked89998.0
1) Checked182.0
Missing5 
TOTAL917100.0
158) Is the congregation (or other organization) with which you are employed affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)? (BQ12) (PCUS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes73884.3
2) No11112.7
3) I am employed with two or more congregations or organizations and at least one of them is affiliated with the PC(U.S.A.) and at least one is not101.1
4) Not employed [web only]161.8
Missing47 
TOTAL875100.0
159) Over the past year, how often have you led or attended Sunday worship at your congregation? (BQ13) (WORSHP)
TOTAL%
1) Every week43647.7
2) Nearly every week36640.0
3) 2-3 times a month485.3
4) About once a month121.3
5) Several times, but less than once a month293.2
6) Once or twice141.5
7) Never91.0
Missing8 
TOTAL914100.0
160) [If WORSHIP does not = 7] Have you worshiped at a PC(U.S.A.) congregation a majority of times? (BQ13A) (WORSHPPC)
TOTAL%
1) Yes75991.6
2) No708.4
Missing93 
TOTAL829100.0
161) In what faith or denomination were you raised? (If you were part of more than one faith or denomination as a child, respond by marking the one in which you were most involved.) (BQ14) (FAITH)
TOTAL%
1) Baptist626.8
2) Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)40.4
3) Episcopal101.1
4) Lutheran212.3
5) Methodist768.3
6) Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), PCUS, UPCUSA, or UPCNA57262.6
7) Other Presbyterian252.7
8) Reformed212.3
9) Roman Catholic323.5
10) UCC (United Church of Christ/Congregationalist)182.0
11) Independent or non-denominational151.6
12) Other Christian262.8
13) Other non-Christian20.2
14) None303.3
Missing8 
TOTAL914100.0
162) How old were you when you first began attending a Presbyterian church? [If less than one year old, write 0 (zero).] (BQ15) (AGEPCUSE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL91311.01513
163) Which one of the following terms best describes your current stand on theological issues? (BQ16) (ISSUES)
TOTAL%
1) Very conservative444.8
2) Conservative21323.3
3) Moderate29632.4
4) Liberal25928.4
5) Very liberal10111.1
Missing9 
TOTAL913100.0
164) Would you say you have had a conversion experience-that is, a turning point in your life when you committed yourself to Christ? (BQ17) (CONVERT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes60666.3
2) No30833.7
Missing8 
TOTAL914100.0
165) [If CONVERT=1] How old were you when this happened? (BQ17A) (CONVERTA)
TOTAL%
0) 10.2
1) 10.2
3) 30.5
4) 20.3
5) 50.8
6) 91.5
7) 122.0
8) 142.4
9) 152.5
10) 122.0
11) 142.4
12) 538.9
13) 386.4
14) 498.2
15) 447.4
16) 528.7
17) 477.9
18) 416.9
19) 376.2
20) 233.9
21) 152.5
22) 142.4
23) 101.7
24) 61.0
25) 71.2
26) 91.5
27) 50.8
28) 40.7
29) 30.5
30) 50.8
31) 40.7
32) 61.0
33) 50.8
34) 50.8
35) 50.8
36) 20.3
37) 40.7
38) 40.7
39) 10.2
40) 30.5
41) 20.3
42) 10.2
43) 20.3
45) 10.2
Missing327 
TOTAL595100.0
166) Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with each of the following statements. There is a life beyond death. (BQ18A) (BLLIFE)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree72078.6
2) Agree14315.6
3) Neutral or not sure414.5
4) Disagree60.7
5) Strongly disagree60.7
Missing6 
TOTAL916100.0
167) Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with each of the following statements. Jesus will return to Earth some day. (BQ18B) (BLRETURN)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree49854.6
2) Agree19921.8
3) Neutral or not sure14916.3
4) Disagree384.2
5) Strongly disagree283.1
Missing10 
TOTAL912100.0
168) 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. (BQ18C) (BLINDEP)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree363.9
2) Agree839.1
3) Neutral or not sure12213.3
4) Disagree43547.5
5) Strongly disagree24026.2
Missing6 
TOTAL916100.0
169) 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. (BQ18D) (BLTRUTH)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree283.1
2) Agree10711.7
3) Neutral or not sure11812.9
4) Disagree32835.9
5) Strongly disagree33236.4
Missing9 
TOTAL913100.0
170) Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with each of the following statements. Only followers of Jesus Christ can be saved. (BQ18E) (BLSAVED)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree16217.8
2) Agree15016.4
3) Neutral or not sure15517.0
4) Disagree23025.2
5) Strongly disagree21523.6
Missing10 
TOTAL912100.0
171) Over the past year, approximately how often have you engaged in the following activities? Read the Bible privately (BQ19A) (ACBIBLE)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/almost daily40644.5
2) Several times a week29131.9
3) Weekly12814.0
4) Several times a month525.7
5) Once a month131.4
6) Less than once a month202.2
7) Never30.3
Missing9 
TOTAL913100.0
172) Over the past year, approximately how often have you engaged in the following activities? Prayed privately (BQ19B) (ACPRAY)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/almost daily71578.4
2) Several times a week13815.1
3) Weekly262.9
4) Several times a month141.5
5) Once a month70.8
6) Less than once a month80.9
7) Never40.4
Missing10 
TOTAL912100.0
173) Over the past year, approximately how often have you engaged in the following activities? Attended a Bible study or prayer group (BQ19C) (ACGROUP)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/almost daily273.0
2) Several times a week10711.9
3) Weekly37842.0
4) Several times a month12614.0
5) Once a month899.9
6) Less than once a month11412.7
7) Never606.7
Missing21 
TOTAL901100.0
174) Over the past year, approximately how often have you engaged in the following activities? Otherwise read the Bible with or prayed with family or friends (BQ19D) (ACFAMFRD)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/almost daily16418.0
2) Several times a week20222.2
3) Weekly19321.2
4) Several times a month12013.2
5) Once a month647.0
6) Less than once a month11712.9
7) Never495.4
Missing13 
TOTAL909100.0
175) Over the past year, approximately how often have you engaged in the following activities? Read devotional materials or religious books (BQ19E) (ACBOOKS)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/almost daily24026.3
2) Several times a week26829.3
3) Weekly17519.1
4) Several times a month13314.6
5) Once a month424.6
6) Less than once a month475.1
7) Never91.0
Missing8 
TOTAL914100.0
176) Over the past year, approximately how often have you engaged in the following activities? Used the Internet for religious or spiritual purposes (BQ19F) (ACWEB)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/almost daily22524.7
2) Several times a week24627.0
3) Weekly13614.9
4) Several times a month11712.8
5) Once a month545.9
6) Less than once a month808.8
7) Never545.9
Missing10 
TOTAL912100.0
177) Over the past year, approximately how often have you engaged in the following activities? Said grace before meals (BQ19G) (ACGRACE)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/almost daily64871.1
2) Several times a week13614.9
3) Weekly343.7
4) Several times a month515.6
5) Once a month161.8
6) Less than once a month192.1
7) Never70.8
Missing11 
TOTAL911100.0
178) Over the past year, approximately how often have you engaged in the following activities? Met with other ministers in a pastoral support or peer group (BQ19H) (ACSUPPRT)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/almost daily141.5
2) Several times a week212.3
3) Weekly12413.6
4) Several times a month13114.3
5) Once a month27029.5
6) Less than once a month23926.1
7) Never11512.6
Missing8 
TOTAL914100.0
179) Which statement comes closest to your view of the Bible? (BQ20) (BIBLEVW)
TOTAL%
1) The Bible is the word of God, to be taken literally word for word475.2
2) The Bible is the word of God, to be interpreted in the light of its historical and cultural context55761.3
3) The Bible is the word of God, to be interpreted in the light of its historical context and the Church's teachings29132.0
4) The Bible is not the word of God101.1
5) Other [vol.]30.3
Missing14 
TOTAL908100.0
180) How important is being part of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) to you? (BQ21) (PCIMPORT)
TOTAL%
1) Very important38642.1
2) Important34537.7
3) Slightly important12914.1
4) Not important485.2
5) Not sure80.9
Missing6 
TOTAL916100.0
181) In states and territories of the United States where same-sex marriage is legal, should the PC(U.S.A.) permit Presbyterian ministers to perform same-sex marriage ceremonies? (BQ 22) (SAMESEX)
TOTAL%
1) Yes44949.0
2) Yes, as long as the ceremony takes place away from PC(U.S.A.) property and facilities182.0
3) No35638.9
4) Not sure9310.2
Missing6 
TOTAL916100.0
182) What is your gender? (BQ23) (GEND)
TOTAL%
1) Female31934.7
2) Male60165.3
Missing2 
TOTAL920100.0
183) Were you born a U.S. citizen? (BQ24) (CITIZEN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes87395.4
2) No424.6
Missing7 
TOTAL915100.0
184) What is your current age? (BQ25) (AGE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL91653.79610
185) What is your race or origin? White or Caucasian (BQ26_1) (RACEWHT)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked636.9
1) Checked85493.1
Missing5 
TOTAL917100.0
186) What is your race or origin? Black or African American (BQ26_2) (RACEBLK)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked89998.0
1) Checked182.0
Missing5 
TOTAL917100.0
187) What is your race or origin? Indian (American) or Alaska Native (BQ26_3) (RACEIND)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked90999.1
1) Checked80.9
Missing5 
TOTAL917100.0
188) What is your race or origin? Asian or Pacific Islander (BQ26_4) (RACEASN)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked89097.1
1) Checked272.9
Missing5 
TOTAL917100.0
189) What is your race or origin? Hispanic, Latino/a, or Spanish origin (BQ26_5) (RACEHISP)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked90598.7
1) Checked121.3
Missing5 
TOTAL917100.0
190) What is your race or origin? Some other race (specify) (BQ26_6) (RACEOTHR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked91099.2
1) Checked70.8
Missing5 
TOTAL917100.0
191) Generally speaking, do you think of yourself as a Democrat, Independent, Republican, or other? (BQ27) (PARTY)
TOTAL%
1) Democrat48753.7
2) Independent22324.6
3) Republican16418.1
4) Other (specify)333.6
Missing15 
TOTAL907100.0
192) What is your marital status? (BQ28) (MARRIED)
TOTAL%
1) Not married13414.7
2) Married77685.3
Missing12 
TOTAL910100.0
193) Have you ever been married? No, never married (BQ28A_1) (MARNO)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked84892.5
1) Checked697.5
Missing5 
TOTAL917100.0
194) Have you ever been married? Yes, am now widowed (BQ28A_3) (MARWIDOW)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked85993.7
1) Checked586.3
Missing5 
TOTAL917100.0
195) Have you ever been married? Yes, am now divorced (BQ28A_2) (MARDIVOR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked90999.1
1) Checked80.9
Missing5 
TOTAL917100.0
196) Have you had a previous marriage (or marriages)? No (BQ29_1) (PREVNO)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked31534.4
1) Checked60265.6
Missing5 
TOTAL917100.0
197) Have you had a previous marriage (or marriages)? Yes, was divorced (BQ29_2) (PREVDIV)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked78285.3
1) Checked13514.7
Missing5 
TOTAL917100.0
198) Have you had a previous marriage (or marriages)? Yes, was widowed (BQ29_3) (PREVWIDW)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked90798.9
1) Checked101.1
Missing5 
TOTAL917100.0
199) [If MARRIED=2] Is your husband or wife an ordained minister? (BQ30) (MINST)
TOTAL%
1) Yes14519.0
2) No61981.0
Missing158 
TOTAL764100.0
200) [If MINST=1] Is he or she a minister in the PC(U.S.A.)? (BQ30A) (MINSTPC)
TOTAL%
1) Yes12286.5
2) No1913.5
Missing781 
TOTAL141100.0
201) How many children do you have? [If none, write 0 (zero). Include any legally adopted children; exclude stepchildren unless legally adopted.] (BQ31) (CHILDREN)
TOTAL%
0) None18220.0
1) 110611.7
2) 238141.9
3) 317819.6
4) 4515.6
5) 550.6
6) 630.3
7) 710.1
8) 820.2
Missing13 
TOTAL909100.0
202) If you live in a dormitory, nursing home, or other institutional housing, check this box. (BQ32A) (HOUSING)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked91599.8
1) Checked20.2
Missing5 
TOTAL917100.0
203) [If PRSNSINT=1] Including yourself, how many persons live in your household? (Do not count students who live elsewhere while they attend college or university.) (BQ32) (NHOUSING)
TOTAL%
1) 11412.5
2) 46550.9
3) 14315.6
4) 13114.3
5) 485.3
6) 101.1
7) 20.2
8) 10.1
Missing8 
TOTAL914100.0
204) From the list below, select the choice that best describes all of the people in the household in which you live. (For example, a young adult living with both parents would check '4.') (BQ33) (PEOPLE)
TOTAL%
1) A single adult, living alone10511.6
2) A single adult, living with one or more children151.7
3) A married couple, no children in the household43447.8
4) A married couple, living with one or more children31134.3
5) Some other arrangement (please describe your household here)434.7
Missing14 
TOTAL908100.0
205) Which of these categories best describes your total family income from all sources, before taxes, during 2010? (If you live alone or with non-relatives, answer in terms of your own personal income.) (BQ34) (INCOME)
TOTAL%
1) Less than $20,000141.6
2) $20,000-$29,999212.3
3) $30,000-$39,999404.5
4) $40,000-$49,999657.3
5) $50,000-$59,9999010.1
6) $60,000-$69,9999810.9
7) $70,000-$79,999879.7
8) $80,000-$89,9999610.7
9) $90,000-$99,999808.9
10) $100,000-$109,999839.3
11) $110,000-$124,999677.5
12) $125,000-$149,999667.4
13) $150,000-$199,999556.1
14) $200,000-$249,999212.3
15) $250,000 or more121.3
Missing27 
TOTAL895100.0
206) Did you or any other household family member fill out a pledge card regarding church giving for the current year? (BQ35) (PLEDGE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes65671.9
2) No25227.6
3) Don't know40.4
Missing10 
TOTAL912100.0
207) Indicate whether, during the 2010 calendar year, you or other household family members contributed any money to each of the following and, if so, give your best estimate of the total amount donated in each category: To your congregation, in regular giving (not including special offerings or contributions to a capital campaign) (BQ36A) (GIVREG)
TOTAL%
1) No667.3
2) Yes84092.7
Missing16 
TOTAL906100.0
208) [If GIVREG=2] If yes, estimate how much: (BQ36A_1) (GIVREGHM)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL7696634.2936251
209) Indicate whether, during the 2010 calendar year, you or other household family members contributed any money to each of the following and, if so, give your best estimate of the total amount donated in each category: To your congregation, in giving to a special capital campaign, for example for a new or remodeled building, or for a new program for the church (BQ36B) (GIVCAP)
TOTAL%
1) No58866.5
2) Yes29633.5
Missing38 
TOTAL884100.0
210) [If GIVCAP=2] IF yes, estimate how much: (BQ36B_1) (GIVCAPHM)
TOTAL%
0) 010.4
20) 2010.4
25) 2510.4
50) 5052.0
100) 100176.6
150) 15020.8
154) 15410.4
200) 200228.6
250) 25072.7
300) 300124.7
324) 32410.4
350) 35020.8
400) 40083.1
500) 5005019.5
600) 600103.9
700) 70010.4
750) 75020.8
800) 80031.2
900) 90010.4
1000) 10003714.5
1100) 110010.4
1200) 120041.6
1500) 150072.7
1680) 168010.4
1800) 180010.4
1850) 185010.4
2000) 2000145.5
2080) 208010.4
2500) 250031.2
2600) 260010.4
3000) 3000103.9
3006) 300610.4
3300) 330020.8
3500) 350010.4
3600) 360010.4
4000) 400020.8
5000) 500041.6
5760) 576010.4
6000) 600031.2
6500) 650010.4
8000) 800031.2
8400) 840010.4
10000) 1000041.6
15000) 1500010.4
25000) 2500010.4
75000) 7500010.4
999999) Don't know [vol.]10.4
Missing666 
TOTAL256100.0
211) Indicate whether, during the 2010 calendar year, you or other household family members contributed any money to each of the following and, if so, give your best estimate of the total amount donated in each category: To your congregation, in response to a special appeal for a ministry supported by the congregation, presbytery, or PC(U.S.A.) including the four churchwide special offerings -- One Great Hour of Sharing, Pentecost, Peacemaking, and Christmas Joy (BQ36C) (GIVSPC)
TOTAL%
1) No22825.6
2) Yes66474.4
Missing30 
TOTAL892100.0
212) [If GIVSPC=2] If yes, estimate how much: (BQ36C_1) (GIVSPCHM)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL6073652.8857337
213) Indicate whether, during the 2010 calendar year, you or other household family members contributed any money to each of the following and, if so, give your best estimate of the total amount donated in each category: Directly to the Presbyterian Church, (U.S.A.) or one of its ministries, such as Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (BQ36D) (GIVPC)
TOTAL%
1) No55262.4
2) Yes33237.6
Missing38 
TOTAL884100.0
214) [If GIVPC=2] If yes, estimate how much: (BQ36D_1) (GIVPCHM)
TOTAL%
0) 20.7
10) 41.3
20) 41.3
25) 113.7
35) 10.3
40) 20.7
50) 4113.7
60) 10.3
75) 31.0
100) 8127.0
150) 144.7
200) 4414.7
240) 10.3
250) 113.7
300) 103.3
370) 10.3
400) 31.0
450) 10.3
500) 248.0
550) 10.3
600) 31.0
750) 10.3
800) 10.3
940) 10.3
1000) 134.3
1200) 10.3
1500) 31.0
1750) 10.3
1800) 20.7
2000) 10.3
2300) 10.3
2500) 10.3
3000) 10.3
4500) 10.3
4800) 10.3
5000) 20.7
7000) 10.3
7500) 10.3
10000) 10.3
20000) 10.3
32500) 10.3
75000) 10.3
Missing622 
TOTAL300100.0
215) Indicate whether, during the 2010 calendar year, you or other household family members contributed any money to each of the following and, if so, give your best estimate of the total amount donated in each category: Directly to other religious groups or religious causes outside the PC(U.S.A.) (BQ36E) (GIVREL)
TOTAL%
1) No33137.3
2) Yes55762.7
Missing34 
TOTAL888100.0
216) [If GIVREL=2] If yes, estimate how much: (BQ36E_1) (GIVRELHM)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL4925613.7264071
217) Indicate whether, during the 2010 calendar year, you or other household family members contributed any money to each of the following and, if so, give your best estimate of the total amount donated in each category: To non-religious charities, community organizations, or social causes (United Way, Red Cross, arts group, etc.) (BQ36F) (GIVNON)
TOTAL%
1) No17919.9
2) Yes72080.1
Missing23 
TOTAL899100.0
218) [If GIVNON=2] If yes, estimate how much: (BQ36F_1) (GIVNONHM)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL6473754.37249173
219) Identification number (CODE2) (CODE2)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL9176199.327686
220) PastorSkip (PASTSKIP)
TOTAL%
1) 33995.2
2) 174.8
Missing566 
TOTAL356100.0
221) OCC (OCC)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL922301.896295
222) Sex (SEX)
223) Pastor occupation (PASTROCC)
TOTAL%
1) Pastor-copastor45048.8
2) Associate-assistant pastor9210.0
3) Supply pastor545.9
4) Interims394.2
5) Chaplains475.1
6) PC(U.S.A.) executives232.5
7) Schools252.7
8) Counselors60.7
9) Tentmakers10.1
10) Other professionals404.3
11) Other14515.7
TOTAL922100.0
224) State (STATE)
225) Pastor (PASTOR)
TOTAL%
0) Non-pastor35638.6
1) Pastor56661.4
TOTAL922100.0
226) P/SC (PSC)
TOTAL%
3) Pastors10656.1
4) Specialized clergy8343.9
Missing733 
TOTAL189100.0
227) Sample (SAMP)
TOTAL%
3) Pastors64770.4
4) Specialized clergy27229.6
Missing3 
TOTAL919100.0
228) Samp2 (SAMP2)
TOTAL%
3) Pastors1890.0
4) Specialized Clergy210.0
Missing902 
TOTAL20100.0
229) Sample (SAMPLE1)
TOTAL%
3) Pastors66472.0
4) Specialized Clergy25828.0
TOTAL922100.0
230) Year congregation founded (ORGYEAR)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL6041865.47251
231) Total number of members in 2010 (TOTMEM10)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL604356.76476
232) Region (REGION)
TOTAL%
1) Northeast16818.2
2) Midwest22023.9
3) South37740.9
4) West15717.0
TOTAL922100.0
233) I-AGE: What is your current age? (BQ25) (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-AGE)
TOTAL%
1) 26-3911913.0
2) 40-5948853.3
3) 60+30933.7
Missing6 
TOTAL916100.0
234) I-GENDER: What is your gender? (BQ23) (For use with online analysis) (I-GENDER)
TOTAL%
1) Female31934.7
2) Male60165.3
Missing2 
TOTAL920100.0
235) I-MARITAL: What is your marital status? (BQ28) (For use with online analysis) (I-MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Not married13414.7
2) Married77685.3
Missing12 
TOTAL910100.0
236) I-PARTYID: Generally speaking, do you think of yourself as a Democrat, Independent, Republican, or other? (BQ27) (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-PARTYID)
TOTAL%
1) Democrat48755.7
2) Independent22325.5
3) Republican16418.8
Missing48 
TOTAL874100.0