Presbyterian Panel Survey, May 2016 - 1001 New Worshiping Communities, Clergy

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All frequencies are raw numbers (no weights used).
1) Please enter your Panel ID. (You can find this on the paper copy of your survey. It is an 'M,' 'V,' or 'W' followed by 6 numbers.) (PANELID)
2) At the 2012 General Assembly, PC(USA) leaders encouraged Presbyterians to create 1,001 new worshiping communities between 2012 and 2022. The definition of a 'worshiping community' is deliberately broad, to include traditional new church developments, immigrant fellowships, house churches, and a variety of other possibilities, including experimental ones. How familiar are you with this 1001 NWC initiative? (Q1)
TOTAL%
1) Very familiar20527.1
2) Familiar33243.9
3) A little familiar17322.9
4) Not at all familiar466.1
Missing1 
TOTAL756100.0
3) Which of the following have helped you become more familiar with the 1001 NWC initiative? (Fill in all that apply.) 1001 Conference (Q2A)
TOTAL%
0) Unchecked72395.5
1) Checked344.5
TOTAL757100.0
4) Which of the following have helped you become more familiar with the 1001 NWC initiative? (Fill in all that apply.) 1001 NWC Videos (Q2B)
TOTAL%
0) Unchecked58777.5
1) Checked17022.5
TOTAL757100.0
5) Which of the following have helped you become more familiar with the 1001 NWC initiative? (Fill in all that apply.) 1001 NWC Website (Q2C)
TOTAL%
0) Unchecked60279.5
1) Checked15520.5
TOTAL757100.0
6) Which of the following have helped you become more familiar with the 1001 NWC initiative? (Fill in all that apply.) 2012 or 2014 General Assembly (Q2D)
TOTAL%
0) Unchecked51668.2
1) Checked24131.8
TOTAL757100.0
7) Which of the following have helped you become more familiar with the 1001 NWC initiative? (Fill in all that apply.) A previous Panel survey (Q2E)
TOTAL%
0) Unchecked70192.6
1) Checked567.4
TOTAL757100.0
8) Which of the following have helped you become more familiar with the 1001 NWC initiative? (Fill in all that apply.) Big Tent event (Q2F)
TOTAL%
0) Unchecked70793.4
1) Checked506.6
TOTAL757100.0
9) Which of the following have helped you become more familiar with the 1001 NWC initiative? (Fill in all that apply.) Camp or retreat (Q2G)
TOTAL%
0) Unchecked74197.9
1) Checked162.1
TOTAL757100.0
10) Which of the following have helped you become more familiar with the 1001 NWC initiative? (Fill in all that apply.) Facebook (Q2H)
TOTAL%
0) Unchecked62883.0
1) Checked12917.0
TOTAL757100.0
11) Which of the following have helped you become more familiar with the 1001 NWC initiative? (Fill in all that apply.) Guest speaker at a congregation (Q2I)
TOTAL%
0) Unchecked69391.5
1) Checked648.5
TOTAL757100.0
12) Which of the following have helped you become more familiar with the 1001 NWC initiative? (Fill in all that apply.) News story (Q2J)
TOTAL%
0) Unchecked52569.4
1) Checked23230.6
TOTAL757100.0
13) Which of the following have helped you become more familiar with the 1001 NWC initiative? (Fill in all that apply.) PC(USA) website (Q2K)
TOTAL%
0) Unchecked47963.3
1) Checked27836.7
TOTAL757100.0
14) Which of the following have helped you become more familiar with the 1001 NWC initiative? (Fill in all that apply.) Presbyterian News Service (Q2L)
TOTAL%
0) Unchecked50666.8
1) Checked25133.2
TOTAL757100.0
15) Which of the following have helped you become more familiar with the 1001 NWC initiative? (Fill in all that apply.) Presbytery meeting (Q2M)
TOTAL%
0) Unchecked34946.1
1) Checked40853.9
TOTAL757100.0
16) Which of the following have helped you become more familiar with the 1001 NWC initiative? (Fill in all that apply.) Presbytery sponsored 1001 event (Q2N)
TOTAL%
0) Unchecked68991.0
1) Checked689.0
TOTAL757100.0
17) Which of the following have helped you become more familiar with the 1001 NWC initiative? (Fill in all that apply.) Starting New Worshipping Communities (Q2O)
TOTAL%
0) Unchecked65286.1
1) Checked10513.9
TOTAL757100.0
18) Which of the following have helped you become more familiar with the 1001 NWC initiative? (Fill in all that apply.) The Starting New Worshipping Communities resource available in both print and downloadable formats (Q2Q)
TOTAL%
0) Unchecked59678.7
1) Checked16121.3
TOTAL757100.0
19) Which of the following have helped you become more familiar with the 1001 NWC initiative? (Fill in all that apply.) Synod meeting (Q2P)
TOTAL%
0) Unchecked73697.2
1) Checked212.8
TOTAL757100.0
20) Which of the following have helped you become more familiar with the 1001 NWC initiative? (Fill in all that apply.) Workshop (Q2R)
TOTAL%
0) Unchecked71193.9
1) Checked466.1
TOTAL757100.0
21) Which of the following have helped you become more familiar with the 1001 NWC initiative? (Fill in all that apply.) Other (please specify) (Q2S)
TOTAL%
0) Unchecked59278.2
1) Checked16521.8
TOTAL757100.0
22) Which of the following have helped you become more familiar with the 1001 NWC initiative? (Fill in all that apply.) Not sure/Don't remember (Q2T)
TOTAL%
0) Unchecked70092.5
1) Checked577.5
TOTAL757100.0
23) In the past year, have you personally had any of the following connections or experiences with a PC(USA) new worshiping community (NWC)? (Fill in all that apply.) I have led (or helped to lead) a NWC (Q3A)
TOTAL%
0) Unchecked71394.2
1) Checked445.8
TOTAL757100.0
24) In the past year, have you personally had any of the following connections or experiences with a PC(USA) new worshiping community (NWC)? (Fill in all that apply.) I have regularly attended one or more NWCs (Q3B)
TOTAL%
0) Unchecked73096.4
1) Checked273.6
TOTAL757100.0
25) In the past year, have you personally had any of the following connections or experiences with a PC(USA) new worshiping community (NWC)? (Fill in all that apply.) A close friend or family member has attended a NWC (Q3C)
TOTAL%
0) Unchecked64885.6
1) Checked10914.4
TOTAL757100.0
26) In the past year, have you personally had any of the following connections or experiences with a PC(USA) new worshiping community (NWC)? (Fill in all that apply.) I have given a financial donation directly to one or more NWCs (Q3D)
TOTAL%
0) Unchecked68390.2
1) Checked749.8
TOTAL757100.0
27) In the past year, have you personally had any of the following connections or experiences with a PC(USA) new worshiping community (NWC)? (Fill in all that apply.) I have prayed for one or more NWCs (Q3E)
TOTAL%
0) Unchecked47662.9
1) Checked28137.1
TOTAL757100.0
28) In the past year, have you personally had any of the following connections or experiences with a PC(USA) new worshiping community (NWC)? (Fill in all that apply.) I have helped one or more NWCs in some other way (e.g., serving on a support committee, helping them develop a class or event, helping them design or carry out a worship service, helping them with another ministry, etc.) (Q3F)
TOTAL%
0) Unchecked61381.0
1) Checked14419.0
TOTAL757100.0
29) In the past year, have you personally had any of the following connections or experiences with a PC(USA) new worshiping community (NWC)? (Fill in all that apply.) Other (please specify) (Q3G)
TOTAL%
0) Unchecked66788.1
1) Checked9011.9
TOTAL757100.0
30) In the past year, have you personally had any of the following connections or experiences with a PC(USA) new worshiping community (NWC)? (Fill in all that apply.) I haven't personally had any connections or experiences with a PC(USA) NWC in the past year (Q3H)
TOTAL%
0) Unchecked40353.2
1) Checked35446.8
TOTAL757100.0
31) Is your congregation involved in any way with a new worshiping community? (Q4)
TOTAL%
1) Yes10413.9
2) No53871.8
3) Not sure385.1
4) I am not part of a congregation699.2
Missing8 
TOTAL749100.0
32) In which of the following ways is your congregation involved with a new worshiping community? (Fill in all that apply.) Participates in events intentionally organized to build relationships between the church and new worshiping community (Q5A)
TOTAL%
0) Unchecked20980.7
1) Checked5019.3
Missing498 
TOTAL259100.0
33) In which of the following ways is your congregation involved with a new worshiping community? (Fill in all that apply.) Partners in service work with the new worshiping community (local or international missions, volunteering, activism, etc.) (Q5B)
TOTAL%
0) Unchecked22787.6
1) Checked3212.4
Missing498 
TOTAL259100.0
34) In which of the following ways is your congregation involved with a new worshiping community? (Fill in all that apply.) Provides financial support (Q5C)
TOTAL%
0) Unchecked20177.6
1) Checked5822.4
Missing498 
TOTAL259100.0
35) In which of the following ways is your congregation involved with a new worshiping community? (Fill in all that apply.) Provides session oversight (Q5D)
TOTAL%
0) Unchecked23088.8
1) Checked2911.2
Missing498 
TOTAL259100.0
36) In which of the following ways is your congregation involved with a new worshiping community? (Fill in all that apply.) Shares its staff (Q5E)
TOTAL%
0) Unchecked23590.7
1) Checked249.3
Missing498 
TOTAL259100.0
37) In which of the following ways is your congregation involved with a new worshiping community? (Fill in all that apply.) Shares office space (Q5F)
TOTAL%
0) Unchecked23189.2
1) Checked2810.8
Missing498 
TOTAL259100.0
38) In which of the following ways is your congregation involved with a new worshiping community? (Fill in all that apply.) Shares space for studies/small groups (Q5G)
TOTAL%
0) Unchecked22687.3
1) Checked3312.7
Missing498 
TOTAL259100.0
39) In which of the following ways is your congregation involved with a new worshiping community? (Fill in all that apply.) Shares worship space (Q5H)
TOTAL%
0) Unchecked22888.0
1) Checked3112.0
Missing498 
TOTAL259100.0
40) In which of the following ways is your congregation involved with a new worshiping community? (Fill in all that apply.) Shares other resources with them besides money, staff, or space (i.e., musical instruments, Bibles, other print materials, etc.) (Q5I)
TOTAL%
0) Unchecked23189.2
1) Checked2810.8
Missing498 
TOTAL259100.0
41) In which of the following ways is your congregation involved with a new worshiping community? (Fill in all that apply.) We pray for one another (Q5J)
TOTAL%
0) Unchecked19274.1
1) Checked6725.9
Missing498 
TOTAL259100.0
42) In which of the following ways is your congregation involved with a new worshiping community? (Fill in all that apply.) Other (please specify) (Q5K)
TOTAL%
0) Unchecked24795.4
1) Checked124.6
Missing498 
TOTAL259100.0
43) In which of the following ways is your congregation involved with a new worshiping community? (Fill in all that apply.) I don't know (Q5L)
TOTAL%
0) Unchecked25799.2
1) Checked20.8
Missing498 
TOTAL259100.0
44) How much has your congregation's relationship with the NWC: Energized your congregation? (Q6A)
TOTAL%
1) Very much2120.0
2) Somewhat3230.5
3) Slightly2826.7
4) Not at all2019.0
5) Don't know/No opinion43.8
Missing652 
TOTAL105100.0
45) How much has your congregation's relationship with the NWC: Helped your congregation to grow numerically? (Q6B)
TOTAL%
1) Very much65.7
2) Somewhat87.5
3) Slightly1917.9
4) Not at all6056.6
5) Don't know/No opinion1312.3
Missing651 
TOTAL106100.0
46) How much has your congregation's relationship with the NWC: Increased your congregation's engagement with the community? (Q6C)
TOTAL%
1) Very much1413.1
2) Somewhat2321.5
3) Slightly3129.0
4) Not at all2725.2
5) Don't know/No opinion1211.2
Missing650 
TOTAL107100.0
47) How much has your congregation's relationship with the NWC: Energized your congregation? (Q6AR)
TOTAL%
1) At least slightly2120.8
2) 23231.7
3) 32827.7
4) 42019.8
Missing656 
TOTAL101100.0
48) How much has your congregation's relationship with the NWC: Helped your congregation to grow numerically? (Q6BR)
TOTAL%
1) At least slightly66.5
2) 288.6
3) 31920.4
4) 46064.5
Missing664 
TOTAL93100.0
49) How much has your congregation's relationship with the NWC: Increased your congregation's engagement with the community? (Q6CR)
TOTAL%
1) At least slightly1414.7
2) 22324.2
3) 33132.6
4) 42728.4
Missing662 
TOTAL95100.0
50) If your congregation were to partner with a NWC, do you expect that you would personally do each of the following? (If your congregation currently partners with a NWC, answer based on whether you have done each of the following.) Included the NWC in my personal prayers (Q7A)
TOTAL%
1) Yes62192.8
2) No203.0
3) Not sure284.2
Missing88 
TOTAL669100.0
51) If your congregation were to partner with a NWC, do you expect that you would personally do each of the following? (If your congregation currently partners with a NWC, answer based on whether you have done each of the following.) Make a personal financial contribution to support the NWC (Q7B)
TOTAL%
1) Yes30546.5
2) No10716.3
3) Not sure24437.2
Missing101 
TOTAL656100.0
52) If your congregation were to partner with a NWC, do you expect that you would personally do each of the following? (If your congregation currently partners with a NWC, answer based on whether you have done each of the following.) Make a personal commitment to attend services at the NWC (Q7C)
TOTAL%
1) Yes27242.0
2) No14021.6
3) Not sure23636.4
Missing109 
TOTAL648100.0
53) If your congregation were to partner with a NWC, do you expect that you would personally do each of the following? (If your congregation currently partners with a NWC, answer based on whether you have done each of the following.) Make a personal commitment to help the NWC in some other way (such as serving on a support committee, helping them develop a class or event, leading a class or event, helping them design or carry out a worship service, helping them with another ministry, etc.) (Q7D)
TOTAL%
1) Yes46270.8
2) No467.0
3) Not sure14522.2
Missing104 
TOTAL653100.0
54) Suppose you had $100 to donate to help existing congregations, start new worshiping communities, or both. Indicate how you would split that amount between the two options: Assistance to existing congregations (Q8A)
TOTAL%
0) 8112.3
10) 40.6
15) 30.5
20) 142.1
25) 355.3
30) 50.8
33) 10.2
35) 30.5
40) 274.1
50) 23035.1
60) 233.5
66) 20.3
70) 71.1
75) 8212.5
80) 253.8
85) 10.2
90) 284.3
95) 20.3
99) 10.2
100) 8212.5
Missing101 
TOTAL656100.0
55) Suppose you had $100 to donate to help existing congregations, start new worshiping communities, or both. Indicate how you would split that amount between the two options: Development of new worshiping communities (Q8B)
TOTAL%
0) 8212.5
1) 10.2
5) 20.3
10) 284.3
15) 10.2
20) 253.8
25) 8212.5
30) 71.1
34) 20.3
40) 233.5
50) 23035.1
60) 274.1
65) 30.5
67) 10.2
70) 50.8
75) 355.3
80) 142.1
85) 30.5
90) 40.6
100) 8112.3
Missing101 
TOTAL656100.0
56) Total (Q8TOTAL)
TOTAL%
100) 656100.0
Missing101 
TOTAL656100.0
57) How do you feel about the idea (or reality) of your congregation partnering with a NWC? (Fill in all that apply.) I think partnering with a NWC is an exciting opportunity to revitalize our congregation (Q9A)
TOTAL%
0) Unchecked37456.8
1) Checked28543.2
Missing98 
TOTAL659100.0
58) How do you feel about the idea (or reality) of your congregation partnering with a NWC? (Fill in all that apply.) I think it is a great way to reach out to people who would not normally attend our congregation (Q9B)
TOTAL%
0) Unchecked20631.3
1) Checked45368.7
Missing98 
TOTAL659100.0
59) How do you feel about the idea (or reality) of your congregation partnering with a NWC? (Fill in all that apply.) It would give us more ways to grow in our faith (Q9C)
TOTAL%
0) Unchecked26740.5
1) Checked39259.5
Missing98 
TOTAL659100.0
60) How do you feel about the idea (or reality) of your congregation partnering with a NWC? (Fill in all that apply.) I worry it will lure away members from our congregation (Q9D)
TOTAL%
0) Unchecked61793.6
1) Checked426.4
Missing98 
TOTAL659100.0
61) How do you feel about the idea (or reality) of your congregation partnering with a NWC? (Fill in all that apply.) I worry it will divide our resources (Q9E)
TOTAL%
0) Unchecked55383.9
1) Checked10616.1
Missing98 
TOTAL659100.0
62) How do you feel about the idea (or reality) of your congregation partnering with a NWC? (Fill in all that apply.) I worry about the theology taught in NWCs that is not guided by someone with a seminary education (Q9F)
TOTAL%
0) Unchecked53180.6
1) Checked12819.4
Missing98 
TOTAL659100.0
63) How do you feel about the idea (or reality) of your congregation partnering with a NWC? (Fill in all that apply.) I don't really care either way (Q9G)
TOTAL%
0) Unchecked62494.7
1) Checked355.3
Missing98 
TOTAL659100.0
64) How do you feel about the idea (or reality) of your congregation partnering with a NWC? (Fill in all that apply.) Other (Q9H)
TOTAL%
0) Unchecked57386.9
1) Checked8613.1
Missing98 
TOTAL659100.0
65) How supportive would you be if your congregation were to partner with a NWC in each of the following ways? (If it already partners with a NWC in any of these ways, answer about how supportive you are of this type of a partnership.) Allowing the NWC at no cost to use part of your congregation's building for worship space when your congregation does not normally meet for worship (Q10A)
TOTAL%
1) Very supportive37657.3
2) Somewhat supportive17626.8
3) Slightly supportive487.3
4) Not at all supportive233.5
5) Don't know/No opinion335.0
Missing101 
TOTAL656100.0
66) How supportive would you be if your congregation were to partner with a NWC in each of the following ways? (If it already partners with a NWC in any of these ways, answer about how supportive you are of this type of a partnership.) Allowing the NWC at no cost to use some part of your congregation's building for office space (Q10B)
TOTAL%
1) Very supportive30246.2
2) Somewhat supportive17226.3
3) Slightly supportive9113.9
4) Not at all supportive467.0
5) Don't know/No opinion426.4
Missing104 
TOTAL653100.0
67) How supportive would you be if your congregation were to partner with a NWC in each of the following ways? (If it already partners with a NWC in any of these ways, answer about how supportive you are of this type of a partnership.) Allowing the NWC at no cost to use some part of your congregation's building for small groups and/or meetings during the week (Q10C)
TOTAL%
1) Very supportive40462.0
2) Somewhat supportive15924.4
3) Slightly supportive436.6
4) Not at all supportive192.9
5) Don't know/No opinion274.1
Missing105 
TOTAL652100.0
68) How supportive would you be if your congregation were to partner with a NWC in each of the following ways? (If it already partners with a NWC in any of these ways, answer about how supportive you are of this type of a partnership.) Sharing space with the NWC if the NWC paid rent to use space in your congregation's building (Q10D)
TOTAL%
1) Very supportive37357.4
2) Somewhat supportive13921.4
3) Slightly supportive629.5
4) Not at all supportive385.8
5) Don't know/No opinion385.8
Missing107 
TOTAL650100.0
69) How supportive would you be if your congregation were to partner with a NWC in each of the following ways? (If it already partners with a NWC in any of these ways, answer about how supportive you are of this type of a partnership.) Sharing your congregation's pastor with the NWC at no cost to the NWC (Q10E)
TOTAL%
1) Very supportive16625.4
2) Somewhat supportive18728.6
3) Slightly supportive13720.9
4) Not at all supportive10015.3
5) Don't know/No opinion649.8
Missing103 
TOTAL654100.0
70) How supportive would you be if your congregation were to partner with a NWC in each of the following ways? (If it already partners with a NWC in any of these ways, answer about how supportive you are of this type of a partnership.) Sharing other staff in your congregation with the NWC at no cost to the NWC (Q10F)
TOTAL%
1) Very supportive13721.2
2) Somewhat supportive17427.0
3) Slightly supportive14722.8
4) Not at all supportive10516.3
5) Don't know/No opinion8212.7
Missing112 
TOTAL645100.0
71) How supportive would you be if your congregation were to partner with a NWC in each of the following ways? (If it already partners with a NWC in any of these ways, answer about how supportive you are of this type of a partnership.) Sharing your congregation's pastor or other staff with the NWC if the NWC paid part of their salaries (Q10G)
TOTAL%
1) Very supportive23836.7
2) Somewhat supportive19630.2
3) Slightly supportive9614.8
4) Not at all supportive599.1
5) Don't know/No opinion609.2
Missing108 
TOTAL649100.0
72) How supportive would you be if your congregation were to partner with a NWC in each of the following ways? (If it already partners with a NWC in any of these ways, answer about how supportive you are of this type of a partnership.) Setting aside a portion of your congregation's budget to support the NWC for a two-year period (Q10H)
TOTAL%
1) Very supportive15524.0
2) Somewhat supportive16225.0
3) Slightly supportive15924.6
4) Not at all supportive9915.3
5) Don't know/No opinion7211.1
Missing110 
TOTAL647100.0
73) How supportive would you be if your congregation were to partner with a NWC in each of the following ways? (If it already partners with a NWC in any of these ways, answer about how supportive you are of this type of a partnership.) Including the NWC in regular prayers (Q10I)
TOTAL%
1) Very supportive55184.5
2) Somewhat supportive7010.7
3) Slightly supportive81.2
4) Not at all supportive101.5
5) Don't know/No opinion132.0
Missing105 
TOTAL652100.0
74) How supportive would you be if your congregation were to partner with a NWC in each of the following ways? (If it already partners with a NWC in any of these ways, answer about how supportive you are of this type of a partnership.) Allowing the session to provide oversight for the NWC (Q10J)
TOTAL%
1) Very supportive27442.2
2) Somewhat supportive19329.7
3) Slightly supportive8913.7
4) Not at all supportive436.6
5) Don't know/No opinion517.8
Missing107 
TOTAL650100.0
75) Which of the following do you think NWCs are better equipped than traditional congregations to do? (Fill in all that apply.) Attract people who have never gone to church (Q11A)
TOTAL%
0) Unchecked16522.3
1) Checked57577.7
Missing17 
TOTAL740100.0
76) Which of the following do you think NWCs are better equipped than traditional congregations to do? (Fill in all that apply.) Attract people who used to go to church but stopped (Q11B)
TOTAL%
0) Unchecked26836.2
1) Checked47263.8
Missing17 
TOTAL740100.0
77) Which of the following do you think NWCs are better equipped than traditional congregations to do? (Fill in all that apply.) Attract people who belong to a different denomination (Q11C)
TOTAL%
0) Unchecked58278.6
1) Checked15821.4
Missing17 
TOTAL740100.0
78) Which of the following do you think NWCs are better equipped than traditional congregations to do? (Fill in all that apply.) Attract people who belong to a different religion (Q11D)
TOTAL%
0) Unchecked56876.8
1) Checked17223.2
Missing17 
TOTAL740100.0
79) Which of the following do you think NWCs are better equipped than traditional congregations to do? (Fill in all that apply.) Attract people who are anti-religious (Q11E)
TOTAL%
0) Unchecked45962.0
1) Checked28138.0
Missing17 
TOTAL740100.0
80) Which of the following do you think NWCs are better equipped than traditional congregations to do? (Fill in all that apply.) Attract young adults (Q11F)
TOTAL%
0) Unchecked26635.9
1) Checked47464.1
Missing17 
TOTAL740100.0
81) Which of the following do you think NWCs are better equipped than traditional congregations to do? (Fill in all that apply.) Attract young families (Q11G)
TOTAL%
0) Unchecked47363.9
1) Checked26736.1
Missing17 
TOTAL740100.0
82) Which of the following do you think NWCs are better equipped than traditional congregations to do? (Fill in all that apply.) Develop a strong faith community (Q11H)
TOTAL%
0) Unchecked53071.6
1) Checked21028.4
Missing17 
TOTAL740100.0
83) Which of the following do you think NWCs are better equipped than traditional congregations to do? (Fill in all that apply.) Grow the PC(USA) denomination numerically (Q11I)
TOTAL%
0) Unchecked58579.1
1) Checked15520.9
Missing17 
TOTAL740100.0
84) Which of the following do you think NWCs are better equipped than traditional congregations to do? (Fill in all that apply.) Help individuals grow deeper in faith (Q11J)
TOTAL%
0) Unchecked47263.8
1) Checked26836.2
Missing17 
TOTAL740100.0
85) Which of the following do you think NWCs are better equipped than traditional congregations to do? (Fill in all that apply.) Improve the public's opinion about Christianity (Q11K)
TOTAL%
0) Unchecked52170.4
1) Checked21929.6
Missing17 
TOTAL740100.0
86) Which of the following do you think NWCs are better equipped than traditional congregations to do? (Fill in all that apply.) Offer alternative forms of worship (Q11L)
TOTAL%
0) Unchecked20027.0
1) Checked54073.0
Missing17 
TOTAL740100.0
87) Which of the following do you think NWCs are better equipped than traditional congregations to do? (Fill in all that apply.) Reach out to the community in service and mission (Q11M)
TOTAL%
0) Unchecked48165.0
1) Checked25935.0
Missing17 
TOTAL740100.0
88) Which of the following do you think NWCs are better equipped than traditional congregations to do? (Fill in all that apply.) Other (Q11N)
TOTAL%
0) Unchecked68592.6
1) Checked557.4
Missing17 
TOTAL740100.0
89) Which of the following do you think NWCs are better equipped than traditional congregations to do? (Fill in all that apply.) NWCs are not better equipped than traditional congregations in any ways (Q11O)
TOTAL%
0) Unchecked70094.6
1) Checked405.4
Missing17 
TOTAL740100.0
90) If there were a new worshiping community nearby, would you consider attending? (Fill in only one.) (Q12)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, I would be excited for this opportunity13017.6
2) Yes, but only if the details about the NWC were relevant to me14319.3
3) I would visit out of curiosity but I would not be interested in joining14820.0
4) No, I am happy where I am15621.1
5) No, I prefer traditional congregations658.8
6) I don't know9813.2
Missing17 
TOTAL740100.0
91) Do you think a NWC should have a goal of becoming a PC(USA) congregation? (Q13)
TOTAL%
1) Yes23631.8
2) No233.1
3) It depends on the NWC43859.0
4) I don't know466.2
Missing14 
TOTAL743100.0
92) In general, what one part of the PC(USA) is best equipped to start new worshiping communities? (Fill in only one.) (Q14)
TOTAL%
1) The Presbyterian Mission Agency (the national mission and ministry agency of the PC(USA))273.6
2) Synods40.5
3) Presbyteries24733.2
4) Seminaries172.3
5) Existing congregations20627.7
6) Individual Presbyterians9412.6
7) Other (please specify)466.2
8) I don't know/can't decide10414.0
Missing12 
TOTAL745100.0
93) In general, what one part of the PC(USA) is best equipped to start new worshiping communities? (Fill in only one.) (Q14R)
TOTAL%
1) The Presbyterian Mission Agency (the national mission and ministry agency of the PC(USA))274.2
2) Synods40.6
3) Presbyteries24738.5
4) Seminaries172.7
5) Existing congregations20632.1
6) Individual Presbyterians9414.7
7) Other (please specify)467.2
Missing116 
TOTAL641100.0
94) How important do you think it is that NWCs advertise/publicize their relationship with the PC(USA)? (Q15)
TOTAL%
1) Extremely important14819.9
2) Somewhat important27036.4
3) Don't know/not sure11615.6
4) Somewhat unimportant16221.8
5) Extremely unimportant466.2
Missing15 
TOTAL742100.0
95) How important do you think it is that NWCs advertise/publicize their relationship with the PC(USA)? (Q15R)
TOTAL%
1) Extremely important14823.6
2) Somewhat important27043.1
4) Somewhat unimportant16225.9
5) Extremely unimportant467.3
Missing131 
TOTAL626100.0
96) If you were in the position of seeking a new church family, what are the three most important things you would look for? (Select up to three) Good sermons (Q16A)
TOTAL%
0) Unchecked29139.1
1) Checked45460.9
Missing12 
TOTAL745100.0
97) If you were in the position of seeking a new church family, what are the three most important things you would look for? (Select up to three) Adult classes and/or Bible study (Q16B)
TOTAL%
0) Unchecked55073.8
1) Checked19526.2
Missing12 
TOTAL745100.0
98) If you were in the position of seeking a new church family, what are the three most important things you would look for? (Select up to three) Children's ministries (Q16C)
TOTAL%
0) Unchecked63685.4
1) Checked10914.6
Missing12 
TOTAL745100.0
99) If you were in the position of seeking a new church family, what are the three most important things you would look for? (Select up to three) Friends and fellowship; sense of community (Q16D)
TOTAL%
0) Unchecked29539.6
1) Checked45060.4
Missing12 
TOTAL745100.0
100) If you were in the position of seeking a new church family, what are the three most important things you would look for? (Select up to three) Mission, outreach, and social justice opportunities (Q16E)
TOTAL%
0) Unchecked26936.1
1) Checked47663.9
Missing12 
TOTAL745100.0
101) If you were in the position of seeking a new church family, what are the three most important things you would look for? (Select up to three) Spiritual formation (Q16F)
TOTAL%
0) Unchecked36348.7
1) Checked38251.3
Missing12 
TOTAL745100.0
102) If you were in the position of seeking a new church family, what are the three most important things you would look for? (Select up to three) Other (please specify) (Q16G)
TOTAL%
0) Unchecked64686.7
1) Checked9913.3
Missing12 
TOTAL745100.0
103) Of the three items you selected above, which one is the most important to you? (Fill in only one.) (Q17)
TOTAL%
1) Good sermons17523.7
2) Adult classes and/or Bible study293.9
3) Children's ministries131.8
4) Friends and fellowship; sense of community16422.2
5) Mission, outreach, and social justice opportunities16422.2
6) Spiritual formation12617.1
7) Other (please specify)679.1
Missing19 
TOTAL738100.0
104) Completed survey via web or paper (SOURCE)
TOTAL%
0) Web57776.2
1) Paper18023.8
TOTAL757100.0
105) Lead status (LEADSTATUS) (LEADSTAT)
TOTAL%
3) Pastor52569.4
4) Specialized minister23230.6
TOTAL757100.0
106) Minister (MINISTER)
TOTAL%
1) Minister757100.0
TOTAL757100.0
107) Volunteer (VOLUNTEER) (VOLUNTR)
TOTAL%
0) No52869.7
1) Yes22930.3
TOTAL757100.0
108) In the past year, how often have you attended Sunday worship at your congregation (Select one)? (WORSHIP)
TOTAL%
1) Every week63784.8
2) 2-3 times a month618.1
3) About once a month202.7
4) Occasionally or for holidays-special occasions253.3
5) Never81.1
Missing6 
TOTAL751100.0
109) In what faith or denomination were you raised? (If you were part of more than one faith or denomination as a child, answer by selecting the one in which you were most involved.) (CHILDFAITH) (CHLDFAIT)
TOTAL%
1) Baptist547.1
2) Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)60.8
3) Episcopal81.1
4) Lutheran192.5
5) Methodist445.8
6) Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), PCUS, UPCUSA, or UPCNA47863.2
7) Other Presbyterian121.6
8) Reformed172.2
9) Roman Catholic253.3
10) UCC (United Church of Christ/Congregationalist)152.0
11) Independent or non-denominational172.2
12) Other Christian324.2
13) Other non-Christian30.4
14) None263.4
Missing1 
TOTAL756100.0
110) In what faith or denomination were you raised? (If you were part of more than one faith or denomination as a child, answer by selecting the one in which you were most involved.) Other Christian (specify) (CHILDFAITHTEXT) (CHLDTEXT)
111) In what faith or denomination were you raised? (If you were part of more than one faith or denomination as a child, answer by selecting the one in which you were the most involved.) Other non-Christian (specify) (CHILDFAITHTEXT2) (CHLDTX2)
112) How old were you when you first began regularly attending a Presbyterian church? (If less than one year old, write 0 (zero).) (AGEPCUSA)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL7529.98313
113) The next set of questions asks about matters of faith and belief. Which one of the following terms best describes your current stand on theological issues? (THEOLOGY)
TOTAL%
1) Very conservative222.9
2) Conservative13017.3
3) Moderate26435.2
4) Liberal24132.1
5) Very liberal9312.4
Missing7 
TOTAL750100.0
114) The PC(USA) recently began to permit Presbyterian ministers to perform same-sex marriages. Do you personally agree that Presbyterian ministers should be allowed to perform same-sex marriages? (SAMESEX)
TOTAL%
1) Yes50166.8
2) Yes, as long as the ceremony takes place away from PC(USA) church property and facilities141.9
3) No18524.7
4) Not sure506.7
Missing7 
TOTAL750100.0
115) Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with each of the following statements. There is a life beyond death. (LIFEBEYOND) (LIFBEYND)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree60.8
2) 291.2
3) 320.3
4) 4233.1
5) 5415.5
6) 610614.2
7) Strongly agree56075.0
Missing10 
TOTAL747100.0
116) Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with each of the following statements. Jesus will return to Earth someday. (JESUSRETURN) (JESURTRN)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree212.9
2) 2283.8
3) 3273.7
4) 48711.9
5) 5669.0
6) 610013.7
7) Strongly agree40355.1
Missing25 
TOTAL732100.0
117) 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 church. (INBELIEFS) (INDBELFS)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree16524.2
2) 223033.7
3) 310515.4
4) 48212.0
5) 5375.4
6) 6314.5
7) Strongly agree334.8
Missing74 
TOTAL683100.0
118) 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. (RELIGEQUAL) (RELIEQUL)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree17425.5
2) 215122.1
3) 310315.1
4) 49914.5
5) 56910.1
6) 6497.2
7) Strongly agree375.4
Missing75 
TOTAL682100.0
119) Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with each of the following statements: Only followers of Jesus Christ can be saved. (FOLLOWJESUS) (FLWJESUS)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree19729.5
2) 210215.3
3) 3558.2
4) 48913.3
5) 5395.8
6) 67210.8
7) Strongly agree11417.1
Missing89 
TOTAL668100.0
120) Over the past year, approximately how often have you engaged in the following activities? Read the Bible privately. (READBIBLE) (READBIBL)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/Almost daily34245.6
2) Several times a week24432.5
3) Weekly7610.1
4) Several times a month496.5
5) Once a month152.0
6) Less than once a month182.4
7) Never60.8
Missing7 
TOTAL750100.0
121) Over the past year, approximately how often have you engaged in the following activities? Prayed privately. (PRAY)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/Almost daily59479.1
2) Several times a week11014.6
3) Weekly233.1
4) Several times a month141.9
5) Once a month30.4
6) Less than once a month70.9
Missing6 
TOTAL751100.0
122) Over the past year, approximately how often have you engaged in the following activities? Attended a Bible study or prayer group. (BIBLESTUDY) (BIBLSTUD)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/Almost daily223.0
2) Several times a week729.7
3) Weekly27937.7
4) Several times a month10614.3
5) Once a month8611.6
6) Less than once a month12016.2
7) Never567.6
Missing16 
TOTAL741100.0
123) Over the past year, approximately how often have you engaged in the following activities? Otherwise read Bible or prayed with family or friends. (FELLOWSHIP) (FELWSHIP)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/Almost daily13818.6
2) Several times a week14519.6
3) Weekly13718.5
4) Several times a month12416.8
5) Once a month506.8
6) Less than once a month10414.1
7) Never425.7
Missing17 
TOTAL740100.0
124) Over the past year, approximately how often have you engaged in the following activities? Read devotional materials or religious books. (DEVOTIONAL) (DEVOTION)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/Almost daily23131.0
2) Several times a week20026.8
3) Weekly11014.7
4) Several times a month10213.7
5) Once a month435.8
6) Less than once a month486.4
7) Never121.6
Missing11 
TOTAL746100.0
125) Over the past year, approximately how often have you engaged in the following activities? Used the Internet for religious or spiritual purposes. (RELIGINTERNET) (RELINTN)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/Almost daily26735.7
2) Several times a week20026.7
3) Weekly9612.8
4) Several times a month628.3
5) Once a month344.5
6) Less than once a month567.5
7) Never334.4
Missing9 
TOTAL748100.0
126) Over the past year, approximately how often have you engaged in the following activities? Said grace before meals. (SAIDGRACE) (SAIDGRAC)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/Almost daily49465.8
2) Several times a week12817.0
3) Weekly283.7
4) Several times a month526.9
5) Once a month172.3
6) Less than once a month222.9
7) Never101.3
Missing6 
TOTAL751100.0
127) Over the past year, approximately how often have you engaged in the following activities? Met with a spiritual director and/or coach. (SPIRITUALDIR) (SPIRDIRC)
TOTAL%
2) Several times a week60.8
3) Weekly70.9
4) Several times a month293.9
5) Once a month9012.0
6) Less than once a month18024.0
7) Never43758.3
Missing8 
TOTAL749100.0
128) Which statement comes closest to your view of Bible? (Fill in only one circle) (BIBLEVIEW) (BIBLVIEW)
TOTAL%
1) The Bible is the word of God, to be taken literally word for word.152.0
2) The Bible is the word of God, to be interpreted in the light of its historical and cultural context.29539.6
3) The Bible is the word of God, to be interpreted in the light of its historical context and the Church's teachings.16722.4
4) The Bible is the word of God, to be interpreted with the help of the Holy Spirit.26335.3
5) The Bible is not the word of God.50.7
Missing12 
TOTAL745100.0
129) How important is being part of Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) to you? (BELONGPCUSA) (BLGPCUSA)
TOTAL%
1) Very important38951.7
2) Important25934.4
3) Slightly important699.2
4) Not important263.5
5) Not sure91.2
Missing5 
TOTAL752100.0
130) Now, we'd like you to tell us about yourself. Which of the following best describes your gender? (GENDER)
TOTAL%
1) Female29539.4
2) Male45260.4
3) Other10.1
Missing9 
TOTAL748100.0
131) Now, we'd like you to tell us about yourself. Which of the following best describes your gender? Other (specify) (GENDERTEXT) (GNDRTEXT)
132) What is your citizenship history (CITIZEN)
TOTAL%
1) I was born a United States citizen72596.7
2) I was not born a United States citizen but I am a citizen now182.4
3) I am not a United States citizen but I am working towards becoming one40.5
4) I am not a United States citizen and don't plan to become one30.4
Missing7 
TOTAL750100.0
133) What is your current age? (AGE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL74955.35111
134) What is your race and/or ethnicity? (Select all that apply.): Hispanic, Latino/a, or Spanish origin (HISPANIC)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked74398.2
1) Checked141.8
TOTAL757100.0
135) What is your race and/or ethnicity? (Select all that apply.): White (WHITE)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked638.3
1) Checked69491.7
TOTAL757100.0
136) What is your race and/or ethnicity? (Select all that apply.): Black or African American (BLACK)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked73697.2
1) Checked212.8
TOTAL757100.0
137) What is your race and/or ethnicity? (Select all that apply.): African immigrant (AFRICANIMM) (AFRCNIMM)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked757100.0
TOTAL757100.0
138) What is your race and/or ethnicity? (Select all that apply.): Korean (KOREAN)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked74998.9
1) Checked81.1
TOTAL757100.0
139) What is your race and/or ethnicity? (Select all that apply.): Asian but not Korean (ASIAN)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked74798.7
1) Checked101.3
TOTAL757100.0
140) What is your race and/or ethnicity? (Select all that apply.): Native American (NATIVEAM)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked74798.7
1) Checked101.3
TOTAL757100.0
141) What is your race and/or ethnicity? (Select all that apply.): Middle Eastern (MIDEASTERN) (MIDEASTN)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked75599.7
1) Checked20.3
TOTAL757100.0
142) What is your race and/or ethnicity? (Select all that apply.): Other (OTHERRACE) (OTHRRACE)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked74097.8
1) Checked172.2
TOTAL757100.0
143) What is your race and/or ethnicity? (Select all that apply.): Other (specify) (OTHERRACETEXT) (OTHRTEXT)
144) Generally speaking, do you think of yourself as a Democrat, Independent, Republican, or other? (POLITICS)
TOTAL%
1) Democrat40754.6
2) Independent14319.2
3) Republican9212.3
4) Other101.3
5) I don't identify with a political party9312.5
Missing12 
TOTAL745100.0
145) Generally speaking, do you think of yourself as a Democrat, Independent, Republican, or other?: Other (specify) (POLITICSTEXT) (POLITEXT)
146) Which of these categories best describes your total household income from all sources, before taxes, during 2014? (If you live alone or with non-relatives, answer in terms of your own personal income.) (INCOME)
TOTAL%
1) $20,000 or less91.2
2) $20,001 - $40,000516.9
3) $40,001 - $65,00017523.7
4) $65,001 - $105,00031042.0
5) $105,001 - $195,00016522.4
6) $195,001 or more283.8
Missing19 
TOTAL738100.0
147) Fill out pledge card (PLEDGE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes54572.7
2) No20327.1
3) Don't know20.3
Missing7 
TOTAL750100.0
148) Indicate whether, during the 2014 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). Donated? (CONGREGULARR) (CONREGLR)
TOTAL%
1) No476.3
2) Yes69993.7
Missing11 
TOTAL746100.0
149) Indicate whether, during the 2014 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 a special offerings or contributions to a capital campaign). If donated is yes, estimate how much. (CONGREGULARAMT2 (CONREGAM)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL6344826.9954276
150) Indicate whether, during the 2014 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. Donated? (CONGCAPITALR) (CONCAPIT)
TOTAL%
1) No45561.0
2) Yes29139.0
Missing11 
TOTAL746100.0
151) Indicate whether, during the 2014 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. If donated is yes, estimate how much. (CONGCAPITALAMT2) (CONCAPAM)
TOTAL%
25) 20.8
30) 10.4
50) 52.0
100) 3212.7
150) 72.8
200) 218.3
250) 83.2
300) 135.2
350) 10.4
400) 72.8
480) 10.4
500) 3513.9
600) 52.0
700) 10.4
750) 41.6
800) 31.2
1000) 3011.9
1040) 10.4
1200) 104.0
1250) 10.4
1300) 10.4
1500) 135.2
1620) 10.4
1800) 10.4
2000) 135.2
2400) 31.2
2500) 41.6
3000) 72.8
3500) 10.4
4000) 52.0
4200) 10.4
4800) 10.4
5000) 52.0
6000) 20.8
7000) 10.4
8000) 10.4
25000) 20.8
30000) 10.4
50000) 10.4
Missing505 
TOTAL252100.0
152) Indicate whether, during the 2014 calendar year, you or other household family members contributed any money to each of the following and, if so, give your best estimate of the total amount donated in each category: To your congregation, in response to a special appeal for a ministry supported by the congregation, presbytery, or PC(USA), including the four churchwide special offerings-One Great Hour of Sharing, Pentecost, Peace and Global Witness, and Christmas Joy. Donated? (CONGSPECIALR) (CONSPECL)
TOTAL%
1) No19325.9
2) Yes55374.1
Missing11 
TOTAL746100.0
153) Indicate whether, during the 2014 calendar year, you or other household family members contributed any money to each of the following and, if so, give your best estimate of the total amount donated in each category: To your congregation, in response to a special appeal for a ministry supported by the congregation, presbytery, or PC(USA), including the four churchwide special offerings-One Great Hour of Sharing, Pentecost, Peace and Global Witness, and Christmas Joy. If donated is yes, estimate how much. (CONGSPECIALAMT2) (CONSPCAM)
TOTAL%
10) 30.6
20) 71.4
25) 71.4
30) 20.4
35) 10.2
40) 30.6
50) 4910.0
60) 20.4
70) 10.2
75) 40.8
80) 20.4
100) 10321.1
105) 10.2
109) 10.2
120) 20.4
125) 20.4
150) 122.5
190) 10.2
200) 9218.9
250) 204.1
260) 10.2
300) 306.1
350) 30.6
400) 224.5
500) 6312.9
550) 10.2
600) 40.8
700) 10.2
750) 20.4
1000) 255.1
1025) 10.2
1200) 30.6
1250) 20.4
1500) 40.8
2000) 40.8
2500) 10.2
2728) 10.2
3000) 10.2
4000) 10.2
4200) 10.2
6000) 10.2
6700) 10.2
Missing269 
TOTAL488100.0
154) Indicate whether, during the 2014 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. Donated? (DONATEPCUSAR) (DONPCUSA)
TOTAL%
1) No42657.1
2) Yes32042.9
Missing11 
TOTAL746100.0
155) Indicate whether, during the 2014 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. If donated is yes, estimate how much. (DONATEPCUSAAMT2) (DONPCUAM)
TOTAL%
10) 41.5
15) 20.7
20) 41.5
25) 186.6
30) 10.4
50) 4215.3
55) 10.4
75) 10.4
100) 7627.7
125) 31.1
150) 62.2
185) 10.4
200) 3312.0
250) 72.6
300) 51.8
350) 10.4
360) 10.4
400) 62.2
500) 238.4
600) 31.1
720) 10.4
750) 20.7
776) 10.4
800) 10.4
820) 10.4
840) 10.4
1000) 103.6
1100) 41.5
1200) 10.4
1300) 10.4
1500) 20.7
1950) 10.4
2000) 31.1
2500) 10.4
3000) 20.7
5000) 20.7
6000) 10.4
7500) 10.4
Missing483 
TOTAL274100.0
156) Indicate whether, during the 2014 calendar year, you or other household family members contributed any money to each of the following and, if so, give your best estimate of the total amount donated in each category: Directly to other religious groups or religious causes outside the PC(USA). Donated? (DONATERELIGR) (DONRELIG)
TOTAL%
1) No34446.1
2) Yes40253.9
Missing11 
TOTAL746100.0
157) Indicate whether, during the 2014 calendar year, you or other household family members contributed any money to each of the following and, if so, give your best estimate of the total amount donated in each category: Directly to other religious groups or religious causes outside the PC(USA). If donated is yes, estimate how much. (DONATERELIGAMT2) (DONRELAM)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL3461618.1944502
158) Indicate whether, during the 2014 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.). Donated? (DONATENONRELIGR) (DONNONRE)
TOTAL%
1) No17723.7
2) Yes56976.3
Missing11 
TOTAL746100.0
159) Indicate whether, during the 2014 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.). If donated is yes, estimate how much. (DONATENONRELIGAMT2) (DONNONAM)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL5041178.8633977
160) What is your current relationship status? (Fill in only one circle.) (RELATIONSHIP) (RELATION)
TOTAL%
1) Single577.6
2) Married61281.8
3) Living in a committed relationship50.7
4) Divorced537.1
5) Widowed152.0
6) Other60.8
Missing9 
TOTAL748100.0
161) What is your current relationship status? (Fill in only one circle.) Other (Specify) (RELATIONSHIPTEXT) (RELATEXT)
162) How many children and/or dependents do you have? (If none, write 0 (zero).) Number of children living with me (KIDSWITHR) (KIDSWITH)
TOTAL%
0) 48364.6
1) 12316.4
2) 9012.0
3) 445.9
4) 70.9
6) 10.1
Missing9 
TOTAL748100.0
163) How many children and/or dependents do you have? (If none, write 0 (zero).) Number of children living elsewhere (KIDSELSER) (KIDSELSE)
TOTAL%
0) 33544.8
1) 10614.2
2) 19025.4
3) 719.5
4) 324.3
5) 70.9
6) 60.8
7) 10.1
Missing9 
TOTAL748100.0
164) How many children and/or dependents do you have? (If none, write 0 (zero).) Number of dependents that are NOT my children (DEPENDENTSR) (DEPENDNT)
TOTAL%
0) 71094.9
1) 354.7
2) 10.1
3) 20.3
Missing9 
TOTAL748100.0
165) About how many hours per week do you work in total paid employment? (HRSWRKR)
TOTAL%
2) 10.2
3) 10.2
5) 10.2
6) 10.2
10) 71.3
12) 10.2
15) 20.4
16) 20.4
18) 20.4
19) 40.7
20) 162.9
23) 20.4
24) 91.6
25) 122.2
28) 10.2
29) 10.2
30) 173.1
32) 30.5
33) 20.4
34) 20.4
35) 152.7
40) 12823.4
41) 20.4
42) 10.2
44) 10.2
45) 407.3
46) 10.2
48) 162.9
50) 12522.9
52) 20.4
53) 10.2
54) 10.2
55) 356.4
56) 10.2
57) 10.2
58) 30.5
60) 6111.2
62) 10.2
65) 132.4
67) 10.2
70) 50.9
72) 10.2
75) 10.2
80) 30.5
Missing211 
TOTAL546100.0
166) If you have additional comments, please write them in the space below. (COMMENTS)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL131
167) Type of survey completed (TSURVEY)
TOTAL%
0) Paper26635.1
1) Web sample24131.8
2) Web Korean20.3
3) Web volunteer24632.5
4) Member survey20.3
TOTAL757100.0
168) First, we'd like to ask you about your background as a teaching elder. Which seminary degrees do you currently have? (Select all that apply.) BD (TQ1A)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked73597.1
1) Checked222.9
TOTAL757100.0
169) First, we'd like to ask you about your background as a teaching elder. Which seminary degrees do you currently have? (Select all that apply.) MDiv (TQ1B)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked638.3
1) Checked69491.7
TOTAL757100.0
170) First, we'd like to ask you about your background as a teaching elder. Which seminary degrees do you currently have? (Select all that apply.) ThM (TQ1C)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked71494.3
1) Checked435.7
TOTAL757100.0
171) First, we'd like to ask you about your background as a teaching elder. Which seminary degrees do you currently have? (Select all that apply.) MA (TQ1D)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked70993.7
1) Checked486.3
TOTAL757100.0
172) First, we'd like to ask you about your background as a teaching elder. Which seminary degrees do you currently have? (Select all that apply.) MATS (TQ1E)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked75099.1
1) Checked70.9
TOTAL757100.0
173) First, we'd like to ask you about your background as a teaching elder. Which seminary degrees do you currently have? (Select all that apply.) DMin (TQ1F)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked57976.5
1) Checked17823.5
TOTAL757100.0
174) First, we'd like to ask you about your background as a teaching elder. Which seminary degrees do you currently have? (Select all that apply.) DD (TQ1G)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked75299.3
1) Checked50.7
TOTAL757100.0
175) First, we'd like to ask you about your background as a teaching elder. Which seminary degrees do you currently have? (Select all that apply.) PhD (TQ1H)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked72495.6
1) Checked334.4
TOTAL757100.0
176) First, we'd like to ask you about your background as a teaching elder. Which seminary degrees do you currently have? (Select all that apply.) Other (Specify) (TQ1I)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked74998.9
1) Checked81.1
TOTAL757100.0
177) First, we'd like to ask you about your background as a teaching elder. Which seminary degrees do you currently have? (Select all that apply.) Other text (TQ1TEXT)
178) First, we'd like to ask you about your background as a teaching elder. In what year were you ordained as a teaching elder? (yyyy) (TQ2)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL7501993.43313
179) First, we'd like to ask you about your background as a teaching elder. In what year were you ordained as a teaching elder? (yyyy) (Recoded) (TQ2R)
TOTAL%
1) 1959 or earlier70.9
2) 1960-196960.8
3) 1970-197910814.4
4) 1980-198919826.4
5) 1990-199914519.3
6) 2000-200918324.4
7) 2010 to present10313.7
Missing7 
TOTAL750100.0
180) First, we'd like to ask you about your background as a teaching elder. In what denomination were you ordained? (TQ3)
TOTAL%
1) Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) or one of its predecessor denominations72696.4
2) Other (Specify)273.6
Missing4 
TOTAL753100.0
181) First, we'd like to ask you about your background as a teaching elder. In what denomination were you ordained? Other text (TQ3TEXT)
182) First, we'd like to ask you about your background as a teaching elder. Before entering seminary, were you engaged in any long-term secular job or career? (TQ4)
TOTAL%
1) Yes31341.7
2) No43758.3
Missing7 
TOTAL750100.0
183) Which category(-ies) below describes your current employment? (Select all that apply.) Pastoral leader of a congregation (TQ5A)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked20426.9
1) Checked55373.1
TOTAL757100.0
184) Which category(-ies) below describes your current employment? (Select all that apply.) A non-pastoral position in a congregation (TQ5B)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked73997.6
1) Checked182.4
TOTAL757100.0
185) Which category(-ies) below describes your current employment? (Select all that apply.) Faculty or staff at a seminary or theological school (TQ5C)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked73697.2
1) Checked212.8
TOTAL757100.0
186) Which category(-ies) below describes your current employment? (Select all that apply.) Faculty or staff at another educational institution (TQ5D)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked73697.2
1) Checked212.8
TOTAL757100.0
187) Which category(-ies) below describes your current employment? (Select all that apply.) Chaplain in the military (TQ5E)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked74998.9
1) Checked81.1
TOTAL757100.0
188) Which category(-ies) below describes your current employment? (Select all that apply.) Chaplain in a hospital or other health-care facility (TQ5F)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked72395.5
1) Checked344.5
TOTAL757100.0
189) Which category(-ies) below describes your current employment? (Select all that apply.) Other chaplain (Specify) (TQ5G)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked74698.5
1) Checked111.5
TOTAL757100.0
190) Which category(-ies) below describes your current employment? (Select all that apply.) PC(USA) national, synod, or presbytery staff (TQ5H)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked70593.1
1) Checked526.9
TOTAL757100.0
191) First, we'd like to ask you about your background as a teaching elder. Which category(-ies) below describes your current employment? (Select all that apply.) Staff of an ecumenical or non-denominational agency (TQ5I)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked74998.9
1) Checked81.1
TOTAL757100.0
192) Which category(-ies) below describes your current employment? (Select all that apply.) Professional pastoral counselor (TQ5J)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked74798.7
1) Checked101.3
TOTAL757100.0
193) Which category(-ies) below describes your current employment? (Select all that apply.) Other employment with a religious organization (Specify) (TQ5K)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked73196.6
1) Checked263.4
TOTAL757100.0
194) Which category(-ies) below describes your current employment? (Select all that apply.) All other (including secular) employment (Specify) (TQ5L)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked70893.5
1) Checked496.5
TOTAL757100.0
195) Which category(-ies) below describes your current employment? (Select all that apply.) Unemployed (TQ5M)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked74398.2
1) Checked141.8
TOTAL757100.0
196) Which category(-ies) below describes your current employment? (Select all that apply.) Retired (TQ5N)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked70593.1
1) Checked526.9
TOTAL757100.0
197) Which category(-ies) below describes your current employment? (Select all that apply.) Other chaplain text (TQ5GTEXT)
198) Which category(-ies) below describes your current employment? (Select all that apply.) Other employment with a religious organization text (TQ5KTEXT)
199) Which category(-ies) below describes your current employment? (Select all that apply.) All other (including secular) employment text (TQ5LTEXT)
200) About how many hours per week do you work in total paid employment? For clergy only (Recoded) (TQ6R2)
TOTAL%
1) 9 hours or fewer40.7
2) 10-19 hours183.3
3) 20-39 hours8014.7
4) 40-49 hours18934.6
5) 50-59 hours16931.0
6) 60 hours or more8615.8
Missing211 
TOTAL546100.0
201) [If not currently a pastor, skip to TQ10.] How many congregations do you currently serve as pastor? (Include congregations you are serving as a stated or temporary supply pastor.) (TQ7)
TOTAL%
1) One50193.5
2) Two or more356.5
Missing221 
TOTAL536100.0
202) [If not currently a pastor, skip to TQ10.] Approximately how many hours per week do you spend working as a pastor? (If you serve more than one congregation, provide the combined total hours.) Paid hours per week. (TQ8A)
TOTAL%
0) 40.7
1) 10.2
3) 10.2
5) 20.4
8) 10.2
10) 81.5
12) 20.4
15) 61.1
16) 30.6
19) 20.4
20) 254.7
22) 40.7
23) 10.2
24) 81.5
25) 91.7
27) 10.2
28) 10.2
29) 10.2
30) 213.9
32) 20.4
33) 10.2
34) 20.4
35) 112.1
36) 20.4
37) 10.2
40) 15529.0
42) 30.6
43) 20.4
44) 20.4
45) 346.4
48) 173.2
50) 10619.9
53) 20.4
55) 346.4
56) 10.2
57) 10.2
58) 20.4
60) 417.7
62) 10.2
65) 81.5
67) 10.2
70) 30.6
80) 10.2
Missing223 
TOTAL534100.0
203) [If not currently a pastor, skip to TQ10.] Approximately how many hours per week do you spend working as a pastor? (If you serve more than one congregation, provide the combined total hours.) Paid hours per week. (Recoded) (TQ8AR)
TOTAL%
1) 9 hours and fewer91.7
2) 10-19 hours213.9
3) 20-39 hours9016.9
4) 40-49 hours21339.9
5) 50-59 hours14627.3
6) 60 hours or more5510.3
Missing223 
TOTAL534100.0
204) [If not currently a pastor, skip to TQ10.] Approximately how many hours per week do you spend working as a pastor? (If you serve more than one congregation, provide the combined total hours.) Unpaid hours per week. (TQ8B)
TOTAL%
0) 32260.3
1) 20.4
2) 20.4
3) 50.9
4) 50.9
5) 213.9
6) 40.7
7) 30.6
8) 61.1
10) 7313.7
12) 81.5
13) 10.2
15) 224.1
17) 10.2
18) 30.6
20) 244.5
22) 10.2
25) 91.7
26) 10.2
27) 10.2
30) 71.3
35) 10.2
37) 10.2
40) 71.3
50) 20.4
53) 10.2
55) 10.2
Missing223 
TOTAL534100.0
205) [If not currently a pastor, skip to TQ10.] Approximately how many hours per week do you spend working as a pastor? (If you serve more than one congregation, provide the combined total hours.) Unpaid hours per week. (Recoded) (TQ8BR)
TOTAL%
1) 0 hours32260.3
2) 1-4 hours142.6
3) 5-9 hours346.4
4) 10-14 hours8215.4
5) 15-19 hours264.9
6) 20-29 hours366.7
7) 30 hours or more203.7
Missing223 
TOTAL534100.0
206) [If not currently a pastor, skip to TQ10.] Approximately how many hours per week do you spend working as a pastor? (If you serve more than one congregation, provide the combined total hours.) Paid and unpaid hours per week (TQ8TOTAL)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL53247.89814
207) [If not currently a pastor, skip to TQ10.] What pastoral position(s) do you currently occupy in a congregation? (Select all that apply.) Pastor (TQ9A)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked38250.5
1) Checked37549.5
TOTAL757100.0
208) [If not currently a pastor, skip to TQ10.] What pastoral position(s) do you currently occupy in a congregation? (Select all that apply.) Associate pastor (TQ9B)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked69091.1
1) Checked678.9
TOTAL757100.0
209) [If not currently a pastor, skip to TQ10.] What pastoral position(s) do you currently occupy in a congregation? (Select all that apply.) Worshiping community leader (TQ9C)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked73897.5
1) Checked192.5
TOTAL757100.0
210) [If not currently a pastor, skip to TQ10.] What pastoral position(s) do you currently occupy in a congregation? (Select all that apply.) Co-pastor (TQ9D)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked74298.0
1) Checked152.0
TOTAL757100.0
211) [If not currently a pastor, skip to TQ10.] What pastoral position(s) do you currently occupy in a congregation? (Select all that apply.) Stated or temporary supply pastor (TQ9E)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked70593.1
1) Checked526.9
TOTAL757100.0
212) [If not currently a pastor, skip to TQ10.] What pastoral position(s) do you currently occupy in a congregation? (Select all that apply.) Interim pastor (TQ9F)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked71794.7
1) Checked405.3
TOTAL757100.0
213) [If not currently a pastor, skip to TQ10.] What pastoral position(s) do you currently occupy in a congregation? (Select all that apply.) Designated pastor (TQ9G)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked75099.1
1) Checked70.9
TOTAL757100.0
214) [If not currently a pastor, skip to TQ10.] What pastoral position(s) do you currently occupy in a congregation? (Select all that apply.) Parish associate (TQ9H)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked74698.5
1) Checked111.5
TOTAL757100.0
215) [If not currently a pastor, skip to TQ10.] What pastoral position(s) do you currently occupy in a congregation? (Select all that apply.) Other (specify) (TQ9I)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked74698.5
1) Checked111.5
TOTAL757100.0
216) [If not currently a pastor, skip to TQ10.] What pastoral position(s) do you currently occupy in a congregation? (Select all that apply.) Other (specify) text (TQ9TEXT)
217) Is the congregation or other organization where you are employed affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)? (TQ10)
TOTAL%
1) Yes62086.4
2) No8812.3
3) I am employed with two or more congregations or organizations and at least one of them is affiliated with the PC(USA) and at least one is not101.4
Missing39 
TOTAL718100.0
218) Have you worshiped at a PC(USA) congregation a majority of these times? (TQ11A)
TOTAL%
1) Yes68093.0
2) No517.0
Missing26 
TOTAL731100.0
219) Over the past year, approximately how often have you engaged in the following activities? Met with other teaching elders in a pastoral support or peer group (TQ17H)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/Almost daily131.7
2) Several times a week141.9
3) Weekly8311.1
4) Several times a month9913.3
5) Once a month24733.1
6) Less than once a month20026.8
7) Never9012.1
Missing11 
TOTAL746100.0
220) I-AGE: What is your current age? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-AGE)
TOTAL%
1) 54 or younger26735.6
2) 55-6435947.9
3) 65 or older12316.4
Missing8 
TOTAL749100.0
221) I-GENDER: Now, we'd like you to tell us about yourself. Which of the following best describes your gender? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-GENDER)
TOTAL%
1) Female29539.5
2) Male45260.5
Missing10 
TOTAL747100.0
222) I-INCOME: Which of these categories best describes your total household income from all sources, before taxes, during 2014? (If you live alone or with non-relatives, answer in terms of your own personal income.) (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-INCOME)
TOTAL%
1) $65,000 or less23531.8
2) $65,001 - $105,00031042.0
3) $105,001 or more19326.2
Missing19 
TOTAL738100.0
223) 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) Democrat40754.6
2) Independent or Other15320.5
3) Republican9212.3
4) I don't identify with a political party9312.5
Missing12 
TOTAL745100.0