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

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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 familiar337.2
2) Familiar9019.6
3) A little familiar12827.9
4) Not at all familiar20845.3
Missing1 
TOTAL459100.0
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) Unchecked45799.3
1) Checked30.7
TOTAL460100.0
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) Unchecked43093.5
1) Checked306.5
TOTAL460100.0
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) Unchecked42592.4
1) Checked357.6
TOTAL460100.0
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) Unchecked41690.4
1) Checked449.6
TOTAL460100.0
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) Unchecked42191.5
1) Checked398.5
TOTAL460100.0
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) Unchecked44697.0
1) Checked143.0
TOTAL460100.0
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) Unchecked45598.9
1) Checked51.1
TOTAL460100.0
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) Unchecked41590.2
1) Checked459.8
TOTAL460100.0
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) Unchecked42893.0
1) Checked327.0
TOTAL460100.0
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) Unchecked41189.3
1) Checked4910.7
TOTAL460100.0
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) Unchecked37080.4
1) Checked9019.6
TOTAL460100.0
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) Unchecked40988.9
1) Checked5111.1
TOTAL460100.0
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) Unchecked38483.5
1) Checked7616.5
TOTAL460100.0
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) Unchecked45298.3
1) Checked81.7
TOTAL460100.0
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) Unchecked43494.3
1) Checked265.7
TOTAL460100.0
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) Unchecked42492.2
1) Checked367.8
TOTAL460100.0
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) Unchecked45699.1
1) Checked40.9
TOTAL460100.0
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) Unchecked45298.3
1) Checked81.7
TOTAL460100.0
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) Unchecked36679.6
1) Checked9420.4
TOTAL460100.0
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) Unchecked33172.0
1) Checked12928.0
TOTAL460100.0
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) Unchecked45097.8
1) Checked102.2
TOTAL460100.0
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) Unchecked44897.4
1) Checked122.6
TOTAL460100.0
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) Unchecked44095.7
1) Checked204.3
TOTAL460100.0
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) Unchecked44195.9
1) Checked194.1
TOTAL460100.0
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) Unchecked39485.7
1) Checked6614.3
TOTAL460100.0
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) Unchecked43193.7
1) Checked296.3
TOTAL460100.0
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) Unchecked44296.1
1) Checked183.9
TOTAL460100.0
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) Unchecked10723.3
1) Checked35376.7
TOTAL460100.0
31) Is your congregation involved in any way with a new worshiping community? (Q4)
TOTAL%
1) Yes7617.0
2) No22049.1
3) Not sure14632.6
4) I am not part of a congregation61.3
Missing12 
TOTAL448100.0
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) Unchecked11575.2
1) Checked3824.8
Missing307 
TOTAL153100.0
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) Unchecked12481.0
1) Checked2919.0
Missing307 
TOTAL153100.0
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) Unchecked11373.9
1) Checked4026.1
Missing307 
TOTAL153100.0
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) Unchecked13890.2
1) Checked159.8
Missing307 
TOTAL153100.0
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) Unchecked13487.6
1) Checked1912.4
Missing307 
TOTAL153100.0
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) Unchecked13890.2
1) Checked159.8
Missing307 
TOTAL153100.0
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) Unchecked13588.2
1) Checked1811.8
Missing307 
TOTAL153100.0
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) Unchecked13386.9
1) Checked2013.1
Missing307 
TOTAL153100.0
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) Unchecked13789.5
1) Checked1610.5
Missing307 
TOTAL153100.0
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) Unchecked11675.8
1) Checked3724.2
Missing307 
TOTAL153100.0
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) Unchecked13990.8
1) Checked149.2
Missing307 
TOTAL153100.0
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) Unchecked14594.8
1) Checked85.2
Missing307 
TOTAL153100.0
44) How much has your congregation's relationship with the NWC: Energized your congregation? (Q6A)
TOTAL%
1) Very much910.7
2) Somewhat1922.6
3) Slightly2125.0
4) Not at all1416.7
5) Don't know/No opinion2125.0
Missing376 
TOTAL84100.0
45) How much has your congregation's relationship with the NWC: Helped your congregation to grow numerically? (Q6B)
TOTAL%
1) Very much33.6
2) Somewhat1113.1
3) Slightly1113.1
4) Not at all3238.1
5) Don't know/No opinion2732.1
Missing376 
TOTAL84100.0
46) How much has your congregation's relationship with the NWC: Increased your congregation's engagement with the community? (Q6C)
TOTAL%
1) Very much1416.3
2) Somewhat1618.6
3) Slightly2630.2
4) Not at all910.5
5) Don't know/No opinion2124.4
Missing374 
TOTAL86100.0
47) How much has your congregation's relationship with the NWC: Energized your congregation? (Q6AR)
TOTAL%
1) At least slightly914.3
2) 21930.2
3) 32133.3
4) 41422.2
Missing397 
TOTAL63100.0
48) How much has your congregation's relationship with the NWC: Helped your congregation to grow numerically? (Q6BR)
TOTAL%
1) At least slightly35.3
2) 21119.3
3) 31119.3
4) 43256.1
Missing403 
TOTAL57100.0
49) How much has your congregation's relationship with the NWC: Increased your congregation's engagement with the community? (Q6CR)
TOTAL%
1) At least slightly1421.5
2) 21624.6
3) 32640.0
4) 4913.8
Missing395 
TOTAL65100.0
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) Yes34079.1
2) No307.0
3) Not sure6014.0
Missing30 
TOTAL430100.0
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) Yes13130.8
2) No10825.4
3) Not sure18643.8
Missing35 
TOTAL425100.0
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) Yes11427.3
2) No9121.8
3) Not sure21250.8
Missing43 
TOTAL417100.0
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) Yes18744.0
2) No6314.8
3) Not sure17541.2
Missing35 
TOTAL425100.0
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) 276.4
10) 30.7
20) 61.4
25) 204.8
30) 81.9
35) 10.2
40) 112.6
50) 14935.4
51) 10.2
60) 133.1
65) 20.5
70) 51.2
75) 5613.3
80) 245.7
85) 30.7
90) 286.7
95) 51.2
100) 5914.0
Missing39 
TOTAL421100.0
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) 5914.0
5) 51.2
10) 286.7
15) 30.7
20) 245.7
25) 5613.3
30) 51.2
35) 20.5
40) 133.1
49) 10.2
50) 14935.4
60) 112.6
65) 10.2
70) 81.9
75) 204.8
80) 61.4
90) 30.7
100) 276.4
Missing39 
TOTAL421100.0
56) Total (Q8TOTAL)
TOTAL%
100) 421100.0
Missing39 
TOTAL421100.0
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) Unchecked28967.4
1) Checked14032.6
Missing31 
TOTAL429100.0
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) Unchecked13731.9
1) Checked29268.1
Missing31 
TOTAL429100.0
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) Unchecked20748.3
1) Checked22251.7
Missing31 
TOTAL429100.0
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) Unchecked39892.8
1) Checked317.2
Missing31 
TOTAL429100.0
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) Unchecked32475.5
1) Checked10524.5
Missing31 
TOTAL429100.0
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) Unchecked33979.0
1) Checked9021.0
Missing31 
TOTAL429100.0
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) Unchecked40193.5
1) Checked286.5
Missing31 
TOTAL429100.0
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) Unchecked39291.4
1) Checked378.6
Missing31 
TOTAL429100.0
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 supportive23054.4
2) Somewhat supportive10424.6
3) Slightly supportive4410.4
4) Not at all supportive215.0
5) Don't know/No opinion245.7
Missing37 
TOTAL423100.0
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 supportive14835.1
2) Somewhat supportive12128.7
3) Slightly supportive6715.9
4) Not at all supportive419.7
5) Don't know/No opinion4510.7
Missing38 
TOTAL422100.0
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 supportive23656.3
2) Somewhat supportive10023.9
3) Slightly supportive4711.2
4) Not at all supportive163.8
5) Don't know/No opinion204.8
Missing41 
TOTAL419100.0
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 supportive19647.6
2) Somewhat supportive10325.0
3) Slightly supportive4410.7
4) Not at all supportive266.3
5) Don't know/No opinion4310.4
Missing48 
TOTAL412100.0
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 supportive8019.0
2) Somewhat supportive10023.8
3) Slightly supportive8420.0
4) Not at all supportive10424.7
5) Don't know/No opinion5312.6
Missing39 
TOTAL421100.0
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 supportive6816.2
2) Somewhat supportive8720.8
3) Slightly supportive10825.8
4) Not at all supportive10023.9
5) Don't know/No opinion5613.4
Missing41 
TOTAL419100.0
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 supportive11527.5
2) Somewhat supportive11026.3
3) Slightly supportive7918.9
4) Not at all supportive6214.8
5) Don't know/No opinion5212.4
Missing42 
TOTAL418100.0
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 supportive7417.6
2) Somewhat supportive10725.4
3) Slightly supportive9422.3
4) Not at all supportive9121.6
5) Don't know/No opinion5513.1
Missing39 
TOTAL421100.0
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 supportive31073.5
2) Somewhat supportive5914.0
3) Slightly supportive204.7
4) Not at all supportive51.2
5) Don't know/No opinion286.6
Missing38 
TOTAL422100.0
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 supportive15536.6
2) Somewhat supportive11427.0
3) Slightly supportive6214.7
4) Not at all supportive419.7
5) Don't know/No opinion5112.1
Missing37 
TOTAL423100.0
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) Unchecked14033.3
1) Checked28166.7
Missing39 
TOTAL421100.0
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) Unchecked18443.7
1) Checked23756.3
Missing39 
TOTAL421100.0
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) Unchecked29770.5
1) Checked12429.5
Missing39 
TOTAL421100.0
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) Unchecked32376.7
1) Checked9823.3
Missing39 
TOTAL421100.0
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) Unchecked32076.0
1) Checked10124.0
Missing39 
TOTAL421100.0
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) Unchecked16539.2
1) Checked25660.8
Missing39 
TOTAL421100.0
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) Unchecked22252.7
1) Checked19947.3
Missing39 
TOTAL421100.0
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) Unchecked31073.6
1) Checked11126.4
Missing39 
TOTAL421100.0
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) Unchecked31574.8
1) Checked10625.2
Missing39 
TOTAL421100.0
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) Unchecked27565.3
1) Checked14634.7
Missing39 
TOTAL421100.0
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) Unchecked29369.6
1) Checked12830.4
Missing39 
TOTAL421100.0
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) Unchecked14334.0
1) Checked27866.0
Missing39 
TOTAL421100.0
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) Unchecked25259.9
1) Checked16940.1
Missing39 
TOTAL421100.0
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) Unchecked39393.3
1) Checked286.7
Missing39 
TOTAL421100.0
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) Unchecked39092.6
1) Checked317.4
Missing39 
TOTAL421100.0
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 opportunity5312.1
2) Yes, but only if the details about the NWC were relevant to me5512.5
3) I would visit out of curiosity but I would not be interested in joining8318.9
4) No, I am happy where I am14332.6
5) No, I prefer traditional congregations6715.3
6) I don't know388.7
Missing21 
TOTAL439100.0
91) Do you think a NWC should have a goal of becoming a PC(USA) congregation? (Q13)
TOTAL%
1) Yes13430.5
2) No173.9
3) It depends on the NWC21548.9
4) I don't know7416.8
Missing20 
TOTAL440100.0
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))4610.5
2) Synods61.4
3) Presbyteries10724.4
4) Seminaries81.8
5) Existing congregations9020.5
6) Individual Presbyterians388.7
7) Other (please specify)61.4
8) I don't know/can't decide13731.3
Missing22 
TOTAL438100.0
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))4615.3
2) Synods62.0
3) Presbyteries10735.5
4) Seminaries82.7
5) Existing congregations9029.9
6) Individual Presbyterians3812.6
7) Other (please specify)62.0
Missing159 
TOTAL301100.0
94) How important do you think it is that NWCs advertise/publicize their relationship with the PC(USA)? (Q15)
TOTAL%
1) Extremely important6514.9
2) Somewhat important16337.5
3) Don't know/not sure13430.8
4) Somewhat unimportant5913.6
5) Extremely unimportant143.2
Missing25 
TOTAL435100.0
95) How important do you think it is that NWCs advertise/publicize their relationship with the PC(USA)? (Q15R)
TOTAL%
1) Extremely important6521.6
2) Somewhat important16354.2
4) Somewhat unimportant5919.6
5) Extremely unimportant144.7
Missing159 
TOTAL301100.0
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) Unchecked16637.6
1) Checked27662.4
Missing18 
TOTAL442100.0
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) Unchecked32072.4
1) Checked12227.6
Missing18 
TOTAL442100.0
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) Unchecked35480.1
1) Checked8819.9
Missing18 
TOTAL442100.0
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) Unchecked11726.5
1) Checked32573.5
Missing18 
TOTAL442100.0
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) Unchecked19343.7
1) Checked24956.3
Missing18 
TOTAL442100.0
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) Unchecked29065.6
1) Checked15234.4
Missing18 
TOTAL442100.0
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) Unchecked38186.2
1) Checked6113.8
Missing18 
TOTAL442100.0
103) Of the three items you selected above, which one is the most important to you? (Fill in only one.) (Q17)
TOTAL%
1) Good sermons9020.5
2) Adult classes and/or Bible study204.6
3) Children's ministries184.1
4) Friends and fellowship; sense of community13230.1
5) Mission, outreach, and social justice opportunities8318.9
6) Spiritual formation5713.0
7) Other (please specify)388.7
Missing22 
TOTAL438100.0
104) Completed survey via web or paper (SOURCE)
TOTAL%
0) Web36779.8
1) Paper9320.2
TOTAL460100.0
105) Lead status (LEADSTATUS) (LEADSTAT)
TOTAL%
0) Member17437.8
1) Ruling elder28662.2
TOTAL460100.0
106) Minister (MINISTER)
TOTAL%
0) Member460100.0
TOTAL460100.0
107) Volunteer (VOLUNTEER) (VOLUNTR)
TOTAL%
0) No17137.2
1) Yes28962.8
TOTAL460100.0
108) In the past year, how often have you attended Sunday worship at your congregation (Select one)? (WORSHIP)
TOTAL%
1) Every week28763.1
2) 2-3 times a month12226.8
3) About once a month204.4
4) Occasionally or for holidays-special occasions194.2
5) Never71.5
Missing5 
TOTAL455100.0
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) Baptist419.0
2) Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)71.5
3) Episcopal92.0
4) Lutheran163.5
5) Methodist4710.3
6) Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), PCUS, UPCUSA, or UPCNA24152.9
7) Other Presbyterian81.8
8) Reformed61.3
9) Roman Catholic275.9
10) UCC (United Church of Christ/Congregationalist)112.4
11) Independent or non-denominational81.8
12) Other Christian214.6
13) Other non-Christian10.2
14) None132.9
Missing4 
TOTAL456100.0
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
TOTAL45517.74318
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 conservative112.4
2) Conservative9520.8
3) Moderate14732.2
4) Liberal13128.7
5) Very liberal7316.0
Missing3 
TOTAL457100.0
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) Yes30166.0
2) Yes, as long as the ceremony takes place away from PC(USA) church property and facilities153.3
3) No9821.5
4) Not sure429.2
Missing4 
TOTAL456100.0
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 disagree40.9
2) 2132.9
3) 3102.2
4) 4378.2
5) 5214.6
6) 66213.7
7) Strongly agree30567.5
Missing8 
TOTAL452100.0
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 disagree122.7
2) 2317.1
3) 3286.4
4) 46514.8
5) 5347.7
6) 65713.0
7) Strongly agree21248.3
Missing21 
TOTAL439100.0
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 disagree5613.3
2) 28820.9
3) 35613.3
4) 47718.3
5) 54911.6
6) 6378.8
7) Strongly agree5813.8
Missing39 
TOTAL421100.0
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 disagree5212.6
2) 28420.4
3) 34110.0
4) 48520.6
5) 54911.9
6) 64611.2
7) Strongly agree5513.3
Missing48 
TOTAL412100.0
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 disagree11128.8
2) 24812.4
3) 3266.7
4) 45614.5
5) 5318.0
6) 63910.1
7) Strongly agree7519.4
Missing74 
TOTAL386100.0
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 daily8518.6
2) Several times a week9320.4
3) Weekly6013.2
4) Several times a month6414.0
5) Once a month398.6
6) Less than once a month9120.0
7) Never245.3
Missing4 
TOTAL456100.0
121) Over the past year, approximately how often have you engaged in the following activities? Prayed privately. (PRAY)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/Almost daily29965.6
2) Several times a week7015.4
3) Weekly275.9
4) Several times a month357.7
5) Once a month51.1
6) Less than once a month132.9
7) Never71.5
Missing4 
TOTAL456100.0
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 daily71.6
2) Several times a week132.9
3) Weekly10823.9
4) Several times a month449.8
5) Once a month6915.3
6) Less than once a month9320.6
7) Never11725.9
Missing9 
TOTAL451100.0
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 daily398.8
2) Several times a week327.2
3) Weekly6314.2
4) Several times a month6013.5
5) Once a month5311.9
6) Less than once a month11024.8
7) Never8719.6
Missing16 
TOTAL444100.0
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 daily6915.2
2) Several times a week5712.5
3) Weekly7516.5
4) Several times a month5913.0
5) Once a month6514.3
6) Less than once a month9019.8
7) Never408.8
Missing5 
TOTAL455100.0
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 daily5913.0
2) Several times a week6514.3
3) Weekly296.4
4) Several times a month7115.7
5) Once a month4910.8
6) Less than once a month7717.0
7) Never10322.7
Missing7 
TOTAL453100.0
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 daily18540.7
2) Several times a week6714.7
3) Weekly255.5
4) Several times a month5311.6
5) Once a month337.3
6) Less than once a month7115.6
7) Never214.6
Missing5 
TOTAL455100.0
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 week51.1
3) Weekly163.5
4) Several times a month173.7
5) Once a month204.4
6) Less than once a month10623.3
7) Never29164.0
Missing5 
TOTAL455100.0
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.92.0
2) The Bible is the word of God, to be interpreted in the light of its historical and cultural context.17337.9
3) The Bible is the word of God, to be interpreted in the light of its historical context and the Church's teachings.11124.3
4) The Bible is the word of God, to be interpreted with the help of the Holy Spirit.14732.2
5) The Bible is not the word of God.163.5
Missing4 
TOTAL456100.0
129) How important is being part of Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) to you? (BELONGPCUSA) (BLGPCUSA)
TOTAL%
1) Very important21045.9
2) Important17337.8
3) Slightly important4710.3
4) Not important204.4
5) Not sure81.7
Missing2 
TOTAL458100.0
130) Now, we'd like you to tell us about yourself. Which of the following best describes your gender? (GENDER)
TOTAL%
1) Female27860.4
2) Male18139.3
3) Other10.2
TOTAL460100.0
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 citizen43795.0
2) I was not born a United States citizen but I am a citizen now204.3
3) I am not a United States citizen but I am working towards becoming one20.4
4) I am not a United States citizen and don't plan to become one10.2
TOTAL460100.0
133) What is your current age? (AGE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL45960.39415
134) What is your race and/or ethnicity? (Select all that apply.): Hispanic, Latino/a, or Spanish origin (HISPANIC)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked44596.7
1) Checked153.3
TOTAL460100.0
135) What is your race and/or ethnicity? (Select all that apply.): White (WHITE)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked235.0
1) Checked43795.0
TOTAL460100.0
136) What is your race and/or ethnicity? (Select all that apply.): Black or African American (BLACK)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked45097.8
1) Checked102.2
TOTAL460100.0
137) What is your race and/or ethnicity? (Select all that apply.): African immigrant (AFRICANIMM) (AFRCNIMM)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked45999.8
1) Checked10.2
TOTAL460100.0
138) What is your race and/or ethnicity? (Select all that apply.): Korean (KOREAN)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked45699.1
1) Checked40.9
TOTAL460100.0
139) What is your race and/or ethnicity? (Select all that apply.): Asian but not Korean (ASIAN)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked45799.3
1) Checked30.7
TOTAL460100.0
140) What is your race and/or ethnicity? (Select all that apply.): Native American (NATIVEAM)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked45498.7
1) Checked61.3
TOTAL460100.0
141) What is your race and/or ethnicity? (Select all that apply.): Middle Eastern (MIDEASTERN) (MIDEASTN)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked45999.8
1) Checked10.2
TOTAL460100.0
142) What is your race and/or ethnicity? (Select all that apply.): Other (OTHERRACE) (OTHRRACE)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked45799.3
1) Checked30.7
TOTAL460100.0
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) Democrat19342.3
2) Independent9019.7
3) Republican12928.3
4) Other51.1
5) I don't identify with a political party398.6
Missing4 
TOTAL456100.0
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 less122.8
2) $20,001 - $40,000419.4
3) $40,001 - $65,0007717.7
4) $65,001 - $105,00013631.2
5) $105,001 - $195,00011025.2
6) $195,001 or more6013.8
Missing24 
TOTAL436100.0
147) Fill out pledge card (PLEDGE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes36479.5
2) No8618.8
3) Don't know81.7
Missing2 
TOTAL458100.0
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) No235.0
2) Yes43695.0
Missing1 
TOTAL459100.0
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
TOTAL3694498.4937254
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) No28161.2
2) Yes17838.8
Missing1 
TOTAL459100.0
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%
10) 10.7
20) 21.4
25) 10.7
30) 10.7
50) 75.0
100) 139.4
120) 10.7
150) 10.7
200) 117.9
240) 10.7
250) 64.3
300) 64.3
400) 10.7
500) 1913.7
600) 53.6
720) 10.7
1000) 1712.2
1001) 10.7
1040) 10.7
1100) 10.7
1200) 42.9
1500) 53.6
1800) 32.2
2000) 64.3
2040) 10.7
2500) 32.2
2600) 10.7
3000) 42.9
3600) 10.7
4000) 21.4
5000) 64.3
6000) 21.4
10000) 21.4
12000) 10.7
15000) 10.7
Missing321 
TOTAL139100.0
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) No10623.1
2) Yes35376.9
Missing1 
TOTAL459100.0
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%
5) 20.7
10) 41.4
15) 10.3
20) 103.4
25) 72.4
30) 41.4
40) 51.7
50) 4113.9
60) 20.7
70) 20.7
75) 72.4
80) 10.3
85) 10.3
100) 7525.3
120) 10.3
150) 51.7
200) 3712.5
225) 10.3
250) 62.0
260) 10.3
300) 144.7
400) 82.7
425) 10.3
500) 206.8
600) 31.0
670) 10.3
696) 10.3
700) 31.0
750) 10.3
939) 10.3
1000) 134.4
1200) 20.7
1500) 41.4
2000) 41.4
2500) 20.7
3000) 10.3
5000) 10.3
5400) 10.3
22000) 10.3
34000) 10.3
Missing164 
TOTAL296100.0
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) No31769.1
2) Yes14230.9
Missing1 
TOTAL459100.0
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) 32.7
15) 21.8
20) 54.5
25) 109.0
40) 10.9
45) 10.9
50) 1816.2
75) 10.9
100) 3632.4
200) 1311.7
250) 21.8
300) 32.7
350) 10.9
365) 10.9
400) 10.9
500) 32.7
600) 21.8
1000) 21.8
1500) 10.9
2000) 10.9
3000) 10.9
5000) 32.7
Missing349 
TOTAL111100.0
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) No28261.4
2) Yes17738.6
Missing1 
TOTAL459100.0
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)
TOTAL%
10) 21.5
15) 21.5
20) 10.7
25) 21.5
35) 10.7
40) 10.7
45) 10.7
50) 139.6
55) 10.7
60) 10.7
75) 10.7
80) 10.7
100) 1611.9
150) 21.5
200) 128.9
250) 10.7
300) 107.4
336) 10.7
350) 10.7
400) 32.2
500) 1611.9
600) 32.2
660) 10.7
700) 10.7
750) 21.5
800) 21.5
880) 10.7
1000) 118.1
1062) 10.7
1188) 10.7
1200) 10.7
1250) 10.7
1500) 21.5
2000) 64.4
3163) 10.7
5000) 96.7
6000) 10.7
10000) 10.7
23600) 10.7
Missing325 
TOTAL135100.0
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) No7716.8
2) Yes38283.2
Missing1 
TOTAL459100.0
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
TOTAL3201659.13381
160) What is your current relationship status? (Fill in only one circle.) (RELATIONSHIP) (RELATION)
TOTAL%
1) Single4910.8
2) Married33273.0
3) Living in a committed relationship102.2
4) Divorced255.5
5) Widowed388.4
6) Other10.2
Missing5 
TOTAL455100.0
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) 32772.3
1) 6013.3
2) 4710.4
3) 173.8
4) 10.2
Missing8 
TOTAL452100.0
163) How many children and/or dependents do you have? (If none, write 0 (zero).) Number of children living elsewhere (KIDSELSER) (KIDSELSE)
TOTAL%
0) 18941.8
1) 6013.3
2) 13229.2
3) 5111.3
4) 143.1
5) 20.4
6) 10.2
7) 30.7
Missing8 
TOTAL452100.0
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) 42594.0
1) 204.4
2) 20.4
3) 10.2
4) 30.7
10) 10.2
Missing8 
TOTAL452100.0
165) About how many hours per week do you work in total paid employment? (HRSWRKR)
TOTAL%
1) 10.4
3) 10.4
6) 10.4
8) 41.7
10) 73.0
12) 10.4
13) 10.4
14) 20.8
15) 62.5
16) 10.4
17) 31.3
19) 10.4
20) 156.3
22) 10.4
23) 10.4
25) 83.4
26) 10.4
30) 145.9
32) 10.4
35) 41.7
36) 10.4
37) 20.8
38) 41.7
39) 10.4
40) 7732.5
41) 10.4
42) 10.4
43) 10.4
45) 135.5
50) 3916.5
51) 10.4
55) 52.1
60) 93.8
65) 31.3
68) 10.4
70) 20.8
72) 10.4
80) 10.4
Missing223 
TOTAL237100.0
166) If you have additional comments, please write them in the space below. (COMMENTS)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL78
167) Type of survey completed (MSURVEY)
TOTAL%
0) Paper11324.6
1) Web sample8618.7
2) Web volunteer25755.9
3) Teaching elder survey40.9
TOTAL460100.0
168) First, we'd like to ask a few questions about you and your congregation. Are you ordained as any of the following? (Select all that apply.) Deacon (MQ1A)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked30365.9
1) Checked15734.1
TOTAL460100.0
169) First, we'd like to ask a few questions about you and your congregation. Are you ordained as any of the following? (Select all that apply.) Ruling elder (MQ1B)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked18440.0
1) Checked27660.0
TOTAL460100.0
170) First, we'd like to ask a few questions about you and your congregation. Are you ordained as any of the following? (Select all that apply.) Commissioned ruling elder (MQ1C)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked43895.2
1) Checked224.8
TOTAL460100.0
171) First, we'd like to ask a few questions about you and your congregation. Are you ordained as any of the following? (Select all that apply.) Teaching elder (If you are a teaching elder, please stop taking this survey and contact Research Services to receive a survey specifically for teaching elders.) (MQ1D)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked460100.0
TOTAL460100.0
172) MQ1MISS (MQ1MISS)
TOTAL%
0) 34374.6
1) 11725.4
TOTAL460100.0
173) First, we'd like to ask a few questions about you and your congregation. How many years have you been a member of your current congregation? (If less than one year, write 0 (zero).) (MQ2)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL45219.97316
174) First, we'd like to ask a few questions about you and your congregation. How many years have you been a member of your current congregation? (If less than one year, write 0 (zero).) (Recoded) (MQ2R)
TOTAL%
1) Less than 5 years8619.0
2) 5-9 years7115.7
3) 10-14 years439.5
4) 15-19 years449.7
5) 20-24 years4910.8
6) 25-29 years419.1
7) 30-34 years316.9
8) 35-39 years255.5
9) 40 years or more6213.7
Missing8 
TOTAL452100.0
175) First, we'd like to ask a few questions about you and your congregation. Do you currently hold any of the following positions in your congregation or the denomination? Christian education and/or youth director (or comparable position): Yes, paid (MQ3A)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked44897.4
1) Checked122.6
TOTAL460100.0
176) First, we'd like to ask a few questions about you and your congregation. Do you currently hold any of the following positions in your congregation or the denomination? Christian education and/or youth director (or comparable position): Yes, unpaid (MQ3A2)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked42893.0
1) Checked327.0
TOTAL460100.0
177) First, we'd like to ask a few questions about you and your congregation. Do you currently hold any of the following positions in your congregation or the denomination? Mid-council executive or stated clerk: Yes, paid (MQ3B)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked45899.6
1) Checked20.4
TOTAL460100.0
178) First, we'd like to ask a few questions about you and your congregation. Do you currently hold any of the following positions in your congregation or the denomination? Mid-council executive or stated clerk: Yes, unpaid (MQ3B2)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked45598.9
1) Checked51.1
TOTAL460100.0
179) First, we'd like to ask a few questions about you and your congregation. Do you currently hold any of the following positions in your congregation or the denomination? Clerk of session: Yes, paid (MQ3C)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked45899.6
1) Checked20.4
TOTAL460100.0
180) First, we'd like to ask a few questions about you and your congregation. Do you currently hold any of the following positions in your congregation or the denomination? Clerk of session: Yes, unpaid (MQ3C2)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked43594.6
1) Checked255.4
TOTAL460100.0
181) First, we'd like to ask a few questions about you and your congregation. Do you currently hold any of the following positions in your congregation or the denomination? Elder commissioner to presbytery, synod, or GA: Yes, paid (MQ3D)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked45799.3
1) Checked30.7
TOTAL460100.0
182) First, we'd like to ask a few questions about you and your congregation. Do you currently hold any of the following positions in your congregation or the denomination? Elder commissioner to presbytery, synod, or GA: Yes, unpaid (MQ3D2)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked39585.9
1) Checked6514.1
TOTAL460100.0
183) First, we'd like to ask a few questions about you and your congregation. Do you currently hold any of the following positions in your congregation or the denomination? Member of a presbytery, synod, or General Assembly committee, task force, or board: Yes, paid (MQ3E)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked45498.7
1) Checked61.3
TOTAL460100.0
184) First, we'd like to ask a few questions about you and your congregation. Do you currently hold any of the following positions in your congregation or the denomination? Member of a presbytery, synod, or General Assembly committee, task force, or board: Yes, unpaid (MQ3E2)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked40788.5
1) Checked5311.5
TOTAL460100.0
185) First, we'd like to ask a few questions about you and your congregation. Do you currently hold any of the following positions in your congregation or the denomination? Chairperson of a congregational committee or task force: Yes, paid (MQ3F)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked45598.9
1) Checked51.1
TOTAL460100.0
186) First, we'd like to ask a few questions about you and your congregation. Do you currently hold any of the following positions in your congregation or the denomination? Chairperson of a congregational committee or task force: Yes, unpaid (MQ3F2)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked37581.5
1) Checked8518.5
TOTAL460100.0
187) First, we'd like to ask a few questions about you and your congregation. Do you currently hold any of the following positions in your congregation or the denomination? Member of a congregational committee or task force: Yes, paid (MQ3G)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked45298.3
1) Checked81.7
TOTAL460100.0
188) First, we'd like to ask a few questions about you and your congregation. Do you currently hold any of the following positions in your congregation or the denomination? Member of a congregational committee or task force: Yes, unpaid (MQ3G2)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked28962.8
1) Checked17137.2
TOTAL460100.0
189) First, we'd like to ask a few questions about you and your congregation. Do you currently hold any of the following positions in your congregation or the denomination? Member of current session or board of deacons: Yes, paid (MQ3H)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked45498.7
1) Checked61.3
TOTAL460100.0
190) First, we'd like to ask a few questions about you and your congregation. Do you currently hold any of the following positions in your congregation or the denomination? Member of current session or board of deacons: Yes, unpaid (MQ3H2)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked35176.3
1) Checked10923.7
TOTAL460100.0
191) First, we'd like to ask a few questions about you and your congregation. Do you currently hold any of the following positions in your congregation or the denomination? Leader of a men's or women's group: Yes, paid (MQ3I)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked45899.6
1) Checked20.4
TOTAL460100.0
192) First, we'd like to ask a few questions about you and your congregation. Do you currently hold any of the following positions in your congregation or the denomination? Leader of a men's or women's group: Yes, unpaid (MQ3I2)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked40387.6
1) Checked5712.4
TOTAL460100.0
193) First, we'd like to ask a few questions about you and your congregation. Do you currently hold any of the following positions in your congregation or the denomination? Member of a men's or women's group: Yes, paid (MQ3J)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked45198.0
1) Checked92.0
TOTAL460100.0
194) First, we'd like to ask a few questions about you and your congregation. Do you currently hold any of the following positions in your congregation or the denomination? Member of a men's or women's group: Yes, unpaid (MQ3J2)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked35176.3
1) Checked10923.7
TOTAL460100.0
195) First, we'd like to ask a few questions about you and your congregation. Do you currently hold any of the following positions in your congregation or the denomination? Music director, choir director, or praise team leader: Yes, paid (MQ3K)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked45799.3
1) Checked30.7
TOTAL460100.0
196) First, we'd like to ask a few questions about you and your congregation. Do you currently hold any of the following positions in your congregation or the denomination? Music director, choir director, or praise team leader: Yes, unpaid (MQ3K2)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked45398.5
1) Checked71.5
TOTAL460100.0
197) First, we'd like to ask a few questions about you and your congregation. Do you currently hold any of the following positions in your congregation or the denomination? Organist or other musician: Yes, paid (MQ3L)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked45699.1
1) Checked40.9
TOTAL460100.0
198) First, we'd like to ask a few questions about you and your congregation. Do you currently hold any of the following positions in your congregation or the denomination? Organist or other musician: Yes, unpaid (MQ3L2)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked44195.9
1) Checked194.1
TOTAL460100.0
199) First, we'd like to ask a few questions about you and your congregation. Do you currently hold any of the following positions in your congregation or the denomination? Member of a choir or praise team: Yes, paid (MQ3M)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked45598.9
1) Checked51.1
TOTAL460100.0
200) First, we'd like to ask a few questions about you and your congregation. Do you currently hold any of the following positions in your congregation or the denomination? Member of a choir or praise team: Yes, unpaid (MQ3M2)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked36880.0
1) Checked9220.0
TOTAL460100.0
201) First, we'd like to ask a few questions about you and your congregation. Do you currently hold any of the following positions in your congregation or the denomination? Church school or Sunday school teacher or leader: Yes, paid (MQ3N)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked45398.5
1) Checked71.5
TOTAL460100.0
202) First, we'd like to ask a few questions about you and your congregation. Do you currently hold any of the following positions in your congregation or the denomination? Church school or Sunday school teacher or leader: Yes, unpaid (MQ3N2)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked35777.6
1) Checked10322.4
TOTAL460100.0
203) First, we'd like to ask a few questions about you and your congregation. Do you currently hold any of the following positions in your congregation or the denomination? Other (Specify): Yes, paid (MQ3O)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked44697.0
1) Checked143.0
TOTAL460100.0
204) First, we'd like to ask a few questions about you and your congregation. Do you currently hold any of the following positions in your congregation or the denomination? Other (Specify): Yes, unpaid (MQ3O2)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked40788.5
1) Checked5311.5
TOTAL460100.0
205) MQ3MISS (MQ3MISS)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked38283.0
1) Checked7817.0
TOTAL460100.0
206) First, we'd like to ask a few questions about you and your congregation. Do you currently hold any of the following positions in your congregation or the denomination? Other (specify) (MQ3TEXT)
207) How many hours, if any, during the past month have you...? (If you do not know for sure, please estimate.) A. Attended programs or events (including Sunday school) at your church besides worship (MQ5A)
TOTAL%
0) 6416.0
1) 266.5
2) 4411.0
3) 389.5
4) 6215.5
5) 317.8
6) 246.0
7) 82.0
8) 205.0
9) 10.3
10) 266.5
11) 20.5
12) 174.3
13) 10.3
14) 30.8
15) 71.8
16) 20.5
17) 10.3
18) 20.5
20) 71.8
22) 20.5
24) 20.5
25) 20.5
30) 30.8
40) 10.3
60) 20.5
75) 10.3
99) 10.3
Missing60 
TOTAL400100.0
208) How many hours, if any, during the past month have you...? (If you do not know for sure, please estimate.) B. Volunteered time at your church to teach, lead, serve on a committee, or help with some program or event (MQ5B)
TOTAL%
0) 6616.8
1) 4411.2
2) 5113.0
3) 4411.2
4) 4812.2
5) 256.4
6) 205.1
7) 71.8
8) 153.8
9) 20.5
10) 246.1
12) 71.8
13) 10.3
14) 20.5
15) 92.3
16) 10.3
20) 82.0
24) 10.3
25) 41.0
30) 10.3
40) 92.3
45) 10.3
50) 20.5
120) 10.3
Missing67 
TOTAL393100.0
209) How many hours, if any, during the past month have you...? (If you do not know for sure, please estimate.) C. Participated in a religious event, program, or group sponsored by a church or other religious organization that took place in a home or other facility away from your church (MQ5C)
TOTAL%
0) 17148.9
1) 318.9
2) 4412.6
3) 216.0
4) 257.1
5) 144.0
6) 123.4
7) 10.3
8) 61.7
9) 20.6
10) 41.1
12) 30.9
15) 51.4
16) 20.6
17) 10.3
20) 10.3
24) 10.3
30) 10.3
32) 10.3
52) 10.3
60) 10.3
100) 10.3
140) 10.3
Missing110 
TOTAL350100.0
210) How many hours, if any, during the past month have you...? (If you do not know for sure, please estimate.) D. Volunteered time, apart from church programs, to help the less fortunate or to help make your own community a better place to live (that is, through volunteer or community work) (MQ5D)
TOTAL%
0) 13837.7
1) 267.1
2) 4211.5
3) 215.7
4) 226.0
5) 174.6
6) 133.6
8) 123.3
10) 195.2
11) 10.3
12) 92.5
15) 51.4
16) 30.8
17) 10.3
18) 20.5
19) 10.3
20) 82.2
24) 20.5
25) 30.8
28) 10.3
29) 10.3
30) 82.2
36) 10.3
40) 51.4
50) 10.3
100) 10.3
130) 10.3
160) 10.3
200) 10.3
Missing94 
TOTAL366100.0
211) What is the highest level of education you have completed? (MQ24)
TOTAL%
1) Some high school or less20.4
2) High school diploma81.8
3) Some college, but no degree347.5
4) Trade school, certificate30.7
5) Associate degree122.7
6) Bachelor's degree12527.7
7) Some graduate work5812.9
8) Master's degree14532.2
9) Doctorate6414.2
Missing9 
TOTAL451100.0
212) Please indicate your employment status. (Select all that apply.) Employed full-time (MQ25A)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked30666.5
1) Checked15433.5
TOTAL460100.0
213) Please indicate your employment status. (Select all that apply.) Employed part-time (MQ25B)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked40588.0
1) Checked5512.0
TOTAL460100.0
214) Please indicate your employment status. (Select all that apply.) Self-employed (MQ25C)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked42692.6
1) Checked347.4
TOTAL460100.0
215) Please indicate your employment status. (Select all that apply.) Unemployed (MQ25D)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked44897.4
1) Checked122.6
TOTAL460100.0
216) Please indicate your employment status. (Select all that apply.) Retired (MQ25E)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked26958.5
1) Checked19141.5
TOTAL460100.0
217) Please indicate your employment status. (Select all that apply.) Full-time homemaker (MQ25F)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked43694.8
1) Checked245.2
TOTAL460100.0
218) Please indicate your employment status. (Select all that apply.) Student (MQ25G)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked45198.0
1) Checked92.0
TOTAL460100.0
219) Please indicate your employment status. (Select all that apply.) Other (specify) (MQ25H)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked45598.9
1) Checked51.1
TOTAL460100.0
220) Please indicate your employment status. (Select all that apply.) Other (specify) (MQ25TEXT)
221) I-AGE: What is your current age? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-AGE)
TOTAL%
1) 54 and younger13830.1
2) 55-6412326.8
3) 65 and older19843.1
Missing1 
TOTAL459100.0
222) I-GENDER: Now, we'd like you to tell us about yourself. Which of the following best describes your gender? (for use with online analysis) (I-GENDER)
TOTAL%
1) Female27860.4
2) Male18139.3
3) Other10.2
TOTAL460100.0
223) 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 less13029.8
2) $65,001 - $105,00013631.2
3) $105,001 or more17039.0
Missing24 
TOTAL436100.0
224) I-EDUC: What is the highest level of education you have completed? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-EDUC)
TOTAL%
1) Less than Bachelor's degree5913.1
2) Bachelor's degree12527.7
3) Some graduate work5812.9
4) Master's degree14532.2
5) Doctorate6414.2
Missing9 
TOTAL451100.0
225) 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) Democrat19342.3
2) Independent9019.7
3) Republican12928.3
4) Other or I don't identify with a political party449.6
Missing4 
TOTAL456100.0