Presbyterian Panel Survey, April 1991: The Nature of the Church and Its Practice of Governance

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All frequencies are raw numbers (no weights used).
1) Identification number (IDCODE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL362824392.3710106
2) Below is a list of areas of concern that General Assemblies have confronted in past years. Please tell us how much attention should be given by the denomination to each of these concerns. -- Membership growth/decline (CONCRN1)
TOTAL%
1) Much more attention147241.5
2) More attention142040.0
3) No change in attention46813.2
4) Less attention982.8
5) Much less attention401.1
6) Don't know491.4
Missing81 
TOTAL3547100.0
3) Below is a list of areas of concern that General Assemblies have confronted over past years. Please tell us how much attention should be given by the denomination to each of these concerns. -- Global mission (CONCRN2)
TOTAL%
1) Much more attention54015.3
2) More attention125435.5
3) No change in attention139939.6
4) Less attention1875.3
5) Much less attention491.4
6) Don't know1032.9
Missing96 
TOTAL3532100.0
4) Below is a list of areas of concern that General Assemblies have confronted over past years. Please tell us how much attention should be given by the denomination to each of these concerns. -- Social issues (CONCRN3)
TOTAL%
1) Much more attention3118.8
2) More attention86024.3
3) No change in attention137739.0
4) Less attention61917.5
5) Much less attention2948.3
6) Don't know722.0
Missing95 
TOTAL3533100.0
5) Below is a list of areas of concern that General Assemblies have confronted over past years. Please tell us how much attention should be given by the denomination to each of these concerns. -- International concerns (CONCRN4)
TOTAL%
1) Much more attention1765.0
2) More attention67119.2
3) No change in attention167647.9
4) Less attention58616.7
5) Much less attention2647.5
6) Don't know1263.6
Missing129 
TOTAL3499100.0
6) Below is a list of areas of concern that General Assemblies have confronted over past years. Please tell us how much attention should be given by the denomination to each of these concerns. -- Christian education concerns (CONCRN5)
TOTAL%
1) Much more attention93326.3
2) More attention170048.0
3) No change in attention82123.2
4) Less attention320.9
5) Much less attention60.2
6) Don't know491.4
Missing87 
TOTAL3541100.0
7) Below is a list of areas of concern that General Assemblies have confronted over past years. Please tell us how much attention should be given by the denomination to each of these concerns. -- New church development (CONCRN6)
TOTAL%
1) Much more attention82223.3
2) More attention134338.0
3) No change in attention106930.3
4) Less attention1363.9
5) Much less attention341.0
6) Don't know1273.6
Missing97 
TOTAL3531100.0
8) Below is a list of areas of concern that General Assemblies have confronted over past years. Please tell us how much attention should be given by the denomination to each of these concerns. -- Racial/ethnic minority concerns (CONCRN7)
TOTAL%
1) Much more attention2848.0
2) More attention92526.2
3) No change in attention161545.8
4) Less attention40411.5
5) Much less attention1995.6
6) Don't know1012.9
Missing100 
TOTAL3528100.0
9) Below is a list of areas of concern that General Assemblies have confronted over past years. Please tell us how much attention should be given by the denomination to each of these concerns. -- Ecumenical concerns (CONCRN8)
TOTAL%
1) Much more attention1674.8
2) More attention73520.9
3) No change in attention175650.0
4) Less attention48113.7
5) Much less attention2246.4
6) Don't know1514.3
Missing114 
TOTAL3514100.0
10) Below is a list of areas of concern that General Assemblies have confronted over past years. Please tell us how much attention should be given by the denomination to each of these concerns. -- Women's issues (CONCRN9)
TOTAL%
1) Much more attention2156.1
2) More attention70219.9
3) No change in attention168147.8
4) Less attention55115.7
5) Much less attention2797.9
6) Don't know922.6
Missing108 
TOTAL3520100.0
11) Below is a list of areas of concern that General Assemblies have confronted over past years. Please tell us how much attention should be given by the denomination to each of these concerns. -- Other concerns specified by respondents (CNCRN10A)
TOTAL%
1) Children-youth162.3
2) Congregational development71.0
3) Clergy issues172.5
4) Environmental concerns101.5
5) Evangelism concerns294.3
6) Family concerns405.9
7) Homelessness30.4
8) Leadership development71.0
9) Local mission issues81.2
10) Men's issues12418.2
11) Peacemaking11917.4
12) Sexuality345.0
13) Small church concerns81.2
14) Spirituality436.3
15) Stewardship issues345.0
16) Communication problems50.7
17) Health issues30.4
18) Theological reflection142.1
19) Economic justice40.6
20) Worship-liturgy-music375.4
50) Miscellaneous12017.6
Missing2946 
TOTAL682100.0
12) Please tell us how much attention should be given by the denomination to each of these "other" concerns. -- Other (CNCRN10B)
TOTAL%
1) Much more attention18432.4
2) More attention13223.2
3) No change in attention498.6
4) Less attention8414.8
5) Much less attention8114.3
6) Don't know386.7
Missing3060 
TOTAL568100.0
13) Would you conclude that, in the past decade, there have been substantial changes in how Presbyterians understand -- The role and authority of congregations (KNOW1)
TOTAL%
1) Yes151342.6
2) No131236.9
3) Not sure/Don't know72620.4
Missing77 
TOTAL3551100.0
14) Would you conclude that, in the past decade, there have been substantial changes in how Presbyterians understand -- The role and authority of presbyteries (KNOW2)
TOTAL%
1) Yes138539.0
2) No138639.1
3) Not sure/Don't know77821.9
Missing79 
TOTAL3549100.0
15) Would you conclude that, in the past decade, there have been substantial changes in how Presbyterians understand -- The role and authority of synods (KNOW3)
TOTAL%
1) Yes100028.2
2) No152943.2
3) Not sure/Don't know101328.6
Missing86 
TOTAL3542100.0
16) Would you conclude that, in the past decade, there have been substantial changes in how Presbyterians understand -- The role and authority of the General Assembly and/or its agencies (KNOW4)
TOTAL%
1) Yes135538.2
2) No129836.6
3) Not sure/Don't know89325.2
Missing82 
TOTAL3546100.0
17) Would you conclude that, in the past decade, there have been substantial changes in how Presbyterians understand -- The relations between governing bodies (KNOW5)
TOTAL%
1) Yes118533.5
2) No132437.4
3) Not sure/Don't know103329.2
Missing86 
TOTAL3542100.0
18) As you think about our denomination, would you say that the church's mission is basically pastoral, priestly or prophetic at the level of -- The congregation (MISSION1)
TOTAL%
1) Pastoral173349.7
2) Priestly812.3
3) Prophetic411.2
4) Varied/combination145041.6
5) Not sure1845.3
Missing139 
TOTAL3489100.0
19) As you think about our denomination, would you say that the church's mission is basically pastoral, priestly or prophetic at the level of -- The presbytery (MISSION2)
TOTAL%
1) Pastoral55716.2
2) Priestly52415.2
3) Prophetic2427.0
4) Varied/combination152644.3
5) Not sure59817.3
Missing181 
TOTAL3447100.0
20) As you think about our denomination, would you say that the church's mission is basically pastoral, priestly or prophetic at the level of -- The synod (MISSION3)
TOTAL%
1) Pastoral3028.8
2) Priestly3119.1
3) Prophetic3169.2
4) Varied/combination109331.9
5) Not sure140441.0
Missing202 
TOTAL3426100.0
21) As you think about our denomination, would you say that the church's mission is basically pastoral, priestly or prophetic at the level of -- The General Assembly (MISSION4)
TOTAL%
1) Pastoral2256.5
2) Priestly1865.4
3) Prophetic91626.6
4) Varied/combination125536.4
5) Not sure86625.1
Missing180 
TOTAL3448100.0
22) Do you think that the nature of the Presbyterian Church at this time requires more flexibility, more uniformity, or no change in governance by presbyteries of their constituent congregations? (GOVERN)
TOTAL%
1) Much more flexibility36610.3
2) More flexibility134137.8
3) No change92426.0
4) More uniformity51414.5
5) Much more uniformity1053.0
6) Don't know3028.5
Missing76 
TOTAL3552100.0
23) To what extent should each of the following issues be concerns in the way governing bodies of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) make decisions today? -- Biblical faithfulness (DECSN1)
TOTAL%
1) A major concern247870.5
2) A moderate concern77522.0
3) Only a minor concern1414.0
4) Not a concern581.6
5) Don't know641.8
Missing112 
TOTAL3516100.0
24) To what extent should each of the following issues be concerns in the way governing bodies of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) make decisions today? -- Clergy calls/placement (DECSN2)
TOTAL%
1) A major concern124235.9
2) A moderate concern154544.6
3) Only a minor concern39911.5
4) Not a concern952.7
5) Don't know1835.3
Missing164 
TOTAL3464100.0
25) To what extent should each of the following issues be concerns in the way governing bodies of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) make decisions today? -- Fair representation of clergy and elders (DECSN3)
TOTAL%
1) A major concern95327.3
2) A moderate concern166747.7
3) Only a minor concern61417.6
4) Not a concern1634.7
5) Don't know972.8
Missing134 
TOTAL3494100.0
26) To what extent should each of the following issues be concerns in the way governing bodies of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) make decisions today? -- Fair representation of women (DECSN4)
TOTAL%
1) A major concern85624.2
2) A moderate concern163146.1
3) Only a minor concern74121.0
4) Not a concern2376.7
5) Don't know702.0
Missing93 
TOTAL3535100.0
27) To what extent should each of the following issues be concerns in the way governing bodies of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) make decisions today? -- Fair representation of pastors and specialized clergy (DECSN5)
TOTAL%
1) A major concern50414.4
2) A moderate concern151143.0
3) Only a minor concern100928.7
4) Not a concern3499.9
5) Don't know1383.9
Missing117 
TOTAL3511100.0
28) To what extent should each of the following issues be concerns in the way governing bodies of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) make decisions today? -- Fair representation of racial/ethnic persons (DECSN6)
TOTAL%
1) A major concern79022.7
2) A moderate concern153644.2
3) Only a minor concern81423.4
4) Not a concern2306.6
5) Don't know1033.0
Missing155 
TOTAL3473100.0
29) To what extent should each of the following issues be concerns in the way governing bodies of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) make decisions today? -- Financial responsibility (DECSN7)
TOTAL%
1) A major concern158045.0
2) A moderate concern142040.4
3) Only a minor concern3479.9
4) Not a concern601.7
5) Don't know1063.0
Missing115 
TOTAL3513100.0
30) To what extent should each of the following issues be concerns in the way governing bodies of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) make decisions today? -- National staff roles (DECSN8)
TOTAL%
1) A major concern52014.9
2) A moderate concern105130.1
3) Only a minor concern116533.4
4) Not a concern37110.6
5) Don't know38210.9
Missing139 
TOTAL3489100.0
31) To what extent should each of the following issues be concerns in the way governing bodies of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) make decisions today? -- Openness/inclusiveness (DECSN9)
TOTAL%
1) A major concern119734.5
2) A moderate concern128237.0
3) Only a minor concern59117.0
4) Not a concern1905.5
5) Don't know2086.0
Missing160 
TOTAL3468100.0
32) To what extent should each of the following issues be concerns in the way governing bodies of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) make decisions today? -- Roles/responsibilities of General Assembly Commissioners (DECSN10)
TOTAL%
1) A major concern67819.6
2) A moderate concern128137.1
3) Only a minor concern89225.8
4) Not a concern2196.3
5) Don't know38311.1
Missing175 
TOTAL3453100.0
33) To what extent should each of the following issues be concerns in the way governing bodies of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) make decisions today? -- Roles/responsibilities of specific bodies (presbytery, synod, GA councils, etc.) (DECSN11)
TOTAL%
1) A major concern74821.4
2) A moderate concern140640.3
3) Only a minor concern82623.7
4) Not a concern1664.8
5) Don't know3459.9
Missing137 
TOTAL3491100.0
34) Beyond its congregations, the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) is composed of a number of governing bodies: presbyteries, synods and the General Assembly. Some people like this arrangement; others think there should be changes. What do you think? For each of the church bodies listed below, please indicate your opinion concerning its continuation by circling the number below the statement that comes closest to what you think. -- The presbytery should... (CHBDY1)
TOTAL%
1) Continue in its present form.193654.9
2) Continue but with minor modifications.94726.8
3) Continue but with major modifications.3259.2
4) Not continue.270.8
5) Don't know/No opinion2938.3
Missing100 
TOTAL3528100.0
35) Beyond its congregations, the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) is composed of a number of governing bodies: presbyteries, synods and the General Assembly. Some people like this arrangement; others think there should be changes. What do you think? For each of the church bodies listed below, please indicate your opinion concerning its continuation by circling the number below the statement that comes closest to what you think. -- The synod should (CHBDY2)
TOTAL%
1) Continue in its present form.88425.2
2) Continue but with minor modifications.69019.7
3) Continue but with major modifications.53615.3
4) Not continue.84324.0
5) Don't know/No opinion55715.9
Missing118 
TOTAL3510100.0
36) Beyond its congregations, the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) is composed of a number of governing bodies: presbyteries, synods and the General Assembly. Some people like this arrangement; others think there should be changes. What do you think? For each of the church bodies listed below, please indicate your opinion concerning its continuation by circling the number below the statement that comes closest to what you think. -- The General Assembly (CHBDY3)
TOTAL%
1) Continue in its present form.123135.2
2) Continue but with minor modifications.109631.4
3) Continue but with major modifications.66018.9
4) Not continue.581.7
5) Don't know/No opinion45112.9
Missing132 
TOTAL3496100.0
37) Beyond its congregations, the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) is composed of a number of governing bodies: presbyteries, synods and the General Assembly. Some people like this arrangement; others think there should be changes. What do you think? For each of the church bodies listed below, please indicate your opinion concerning its continuation by circling the number below the statement that comes closest to what you think. -- General Assembly ministry units and related bodies (CHBDY4)
TOTAL%
1) Continue in its present form.77022.1
2) Continue but with minor modifications.98028.1
3) Continue but with major modifications.83123.8
4) Not continue.1273.6
5) Don't know/No opinion77822.3
Missing142 
TOTAL3486100.0
38) From your own perspective, would you say that geographically your presbytery should be larger, smaller or the same size? (PRES_SIZ)
TOTAL%
1) Larger1714.8
2) Same size207658.6
3) Smaller87124.6
4) Don't know42311.9
Missing87 
TOTAL3541100.0
39) From your own perspective, would you say that geographically your synod should be larger, smaller or the same size? (SYND_SIZ)
TOTAL%
1) Larger1043.0
2) Same size154045.0
3) Smaller81123.7
4) Don't know96628.2
Missing207 
TOTAL3421100.0
40) Do you believe that the authority and responsibilities of elders should be increased, decreased or remain the same in the session? (ELDERS1)
TOTAL%
1) Be increased dramatically1103.1
2) Be increased52314.7
3) Remain the same274577.3
4) Be decreased772.2
5) Be decreased dramatically90.3
6) Not sure862.4
Missing78 
TOTAL3550100.0
41) Do you believe that the authority and responsibilities of elders should be increased, decreased or remain the same in higher governing bodies (presbytery, synod, General Assembly)? (ELDERS2)
TOTAL%
1) Be increased dramatically1704.8
2) Be increased80822.9
3) Remain the same207959.0
4) Be decreased1353.8
5) Be decreased dramatically320.9
6) Not sure2998.5
Missing105 
TOTAL3523100.0
42) Please describe, briefly, what you think is the primary responsibility of an elder. -- First answer (ELDERS3)
TOTAL%
2) Promote active worship experiences90.3
3) Be committed to congregation210.8
4) Oversee congregational committees230.8
5) Provide communication to the congregation (from higher governing bodies)110.4
8) Decision making for congregation2328.5
10) Communicate the mind of the congregation to higher governing bodies1706.2
11) Be a spiritual example to the congregation1696.2
12) Govern congregation38014.0
13) Provide spiritual guidance to the congregation2649.7
14) Provide informed leadership to the congregation2378.7
17) Set policy (goals, mission) for the congregation1104.0
18) Pray for the congregation250.9
21) Give best of self to the congregation230.8
22) Accept responsibilities (serve) in the congregation983.6
24) Provide spiritual leadership to the congregation1716.3
30) Be nurturer and undershepherd2097.7
31) Be committed to God863.2
32) Lead others to God160.6
34) Function as requested by higher governing bodies (serve in synod, General Assembly)150.6
36) Be co-worker with the pastor1425.2
37) Represent the Book of Order160.6
40) Be guided by Scripture873.2
51) Fulfill duties listed in the Book of Order411.5
53) "Strengthen and nurture the faith and life . . ."652.4
54) Oversee the mission of the church1013.7
55) Supervise deacons and trustees10.0
Missing906 
TOTAL2722100.0
43) Please describe, briefly, what you think is the primary responsibility of an elder. -- Second answer (ELDERS4)
TOTAL%
2) Promote active worship experiences130.7
3) Be committed to congregation271.5
4) Oversee congregational committees271.5
5) Provide communication to the congregation (from higher governing bodies)110.6
8) Decision making for congregation17610.0
10) Communicate the mind of the congregation to higher governing 714.1
11) Be a spiritual example to the congregation965.5
12) Govern congregation1377.8
13) Provide spiritual guidance to the congregation1015.8
14) Provide informed leadership to the congregation985.6
17) Set policy (goals, mission) for the congregation985.6
18) Pray for the congregation140.8
21) Give best of self to the congregation181.0
22) Accept responsibilities (serve) in the congregation945.4
24) Provide spiritual leadership to the congregation462.6
30) Be nurturer and undershepherd21412.2
31) Be committed to God382.2
32) Lead others to God171.0
34) Function as requested by higher governing bodies (serve in synod, General Assembly)1377.8
36) Be co-worker with the pastor985.6
37) Represent the Book of Order221.3
40) Be guided by Scripture774.4
51) Fulfill duties listed in the Book of Order110.6
53) "Strengthen and nurture the faith and life . . ."181.0
54) Oversee the mission of the church925.2
55) Supervise deacons and trustees20.1
Missing1875 
TOTAL1753100.0
44) Please describe, briefly, what you think is the primary responsibility of an elder. -- Third answer (ELDERS5)
TOTAL%
2) Promote active worship experiences40.6
3) Be committed to congregation71.0
4) Oversee congregational committees91.2
5) Provide communication to the congregation (from higher governing bodies)141.9
8) Decision making for congregation567.7
10) Communicate the mind of the congregation to higher governing 253.5
11) Be a spiritual example to the congregation435.9
12) Govern congregation283.9
13) Provide spiritual guidance to the congregation273.7
14) Provide informed leadership to the congregation344.7
17) Set policy (goals, mission) for the congregation395.4
18) Pray for the congregation81.1
21) Give best of self to the congregation152.1
22) Accept responsibilities (serve) in the congregation334.6
24) Provide spiritual leadership to the congregation152.1
30) Be nurturer and undershepherd9012.4
31) Be committed to God162.2
32) Lead others to God162.2
34) Function as requested by higher governing bodies (serve in synod, General Assembly)10614.6
36) Be co-worker with the pastor385.2
37) Represent the Book of Order131.8
40) Be guided by Scripture324.4
51) Fulfill duties listed in the Book of Order50.7
53) "Strengthen and nurture the faith and life . . ."60.8
54) Oversee the mission of the church446.1
55) Supervise deacons and trustees10.1
Missing2904 
TOTAL724100.0
45) Do you believe that elders should be allowed to remain on session for several terms or should they be regularly rotated out of active eldership after no more than two terms of office? (ELDRSTRM)
TOTAL%
1) Rotated, after no more than two terms of three years each292782.6
2) Remain in office indefinitely (not limited in number of terms)1995.6
3) Not sure742.1
4) One term only (regardless of number of years)2035.7
5) Local option, no Book of Order restrictions230.6
6) Small congregations should have more flexibility.501.4
7) All others661.9
Missing86 
TOTAL3542100.0
46) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE AN ORDAINED ELDER OR MINISTER OF THE WORD: There are certain features of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) which are distinctive or which are important in its government. To what extent have there been changes in these features in your presbytery or in the General Assembly in the past decade? -- Presbytery: The connectional nature of our church (e.g., the relationship between presbyteries and congregations) (CHGOV_P1)
TOTAL%
1) No change75434.5
2) Some change124757.0
3) Great change1878.5
Missing1440 
TOTAL2188100.0
47) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE AN ORDAINED ELDER OR MINISTER OF THE WORD: There are certain features of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) which are distinctive or which are important in its government. To what extent have there been changes in these features in your presbytery or in the General Assembly in the past decade? -- Presbytery: The representative form of government in our church (e.g., session election of delegates, racial/ethnic representation) (CHGOV_P2)
TOTAL%
1) No change81437.6
2) Some change113852.5
3) Great change2149.9
Missing1462 
TOTAL2166100.0
48) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE AN ORDAINED ELDER OR MINISTER OF THE WORD: There are certain features of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) which are distinctive or which are important in its government. To what extent have there been changes in these features in your presbytery or in the General Assembly in the past decade? -- Presbytery: Decision making by governing bodies (e.g., the role of councils, committees, etc.) (CHGOV_P3)
TOTAL%
1) No change59428.9
2) Some change111854.4
3) Great change34416.7
Missing1572 
TOTAL2056100.0
49) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE AN ORDAINED ELDER OR MINISTER OF THE WORD: There are certain features of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) which are distinctive or which are important in its government. To what extent have there been changes in these features in your presbytery or in the General Assembly in the past decade? -- Presbytery: Shared understandings and acceptance of the decision-making process (e.g., by younger members, racial/ethnic groups) (CHGOV_P4)
TOTAL%
1) No change56427.1
2) Some change122758.9
3) Great change29214.0
Missing1545 
TOTAL2083100.0
50) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE AN ORDAINED ELDER OR MINISTER OF THE WORD: There are certain features of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) which are distinctive or which are important in its government. To what extent have there been changes in these features in your presbytery or in the General Assembly in the past decade? -- Presbytery: Ecumenical concerns/actions (CHGOV_P5)
TOTAL%
1) No change83340.7
2) Some change103950.8
3) Great change1738.5
Missing1583 
TOTAL2045100.0
51) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE AN ORDAINED ELDER OR MINISTER OF THE WORD: There are certain features of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) which are distinctive or which are important in its government. To what extent have there been changes in these features in your presbytery or in the General Assembly in the past decade? -- General Assembly: The connectional nature of our church (e.g., the relationship between presbyteries and congregations) (CHGOV_A1)
TOTAL%
1) No change62337.6
2) Some change71843.4
3) Great change31519.0
Missing1972 
TOTAL1656100.0
52) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE AN ORDAINED ELDER OR MINISTER OF THE WORD: There are certain features of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) which are distinctive or which are important in its government. To what extent have there been changes in these features in your presbytery or in the General Assembly in the past decade? -- General Assembly: The representative form of government in our church (e.g., session election of delegates, racial/ethnic representation) (CHGOV_A2)
TOTAL%
1) No change52732.4
2) Some change76647.1
3) Great change33220.4
Missing2003 
TOTAL1625100.0
53) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE AN ORDAINED ELDER OR MINISTER OF THE WORD: There are certain features of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) which are distinctive or which are important in its government. To what extent have there been changes in these features in your presbytery or in the General Assembly in the past decade? -- General Assembly: Decision making by governing bodies (e.g., the role of councils, committees, etc.) (CHGOV_A3)
TOTAL%
1) No change38625.2
2) Some change70345.9
3) Great change44228.9
Missing2097 
TOTAL1531100.0
54) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE AN ORDAINED ELDER OR MINISTER OF THE WORD: There are certain features of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) which are distinctive or which are important in its government. To what extent have there been changes in these features in your presbytery or in the General Assembly in the past decade? -- General Assembly: Shared understandings and acceptance of the decision-making process (e.g., by younger members, racial/ethnic groups) (CHGOV_A4)
TOTAL%
1) No change35122.7
2) Some change84054.3
3) Great change35623.0
Missing2081 
TOTAL1547100.0
55) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE AN ORDAINED ELDER OR MINISTER OF THE WORD: There are certain features of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) which are distinctive or which are important in its government. To what extent have there been changes in these features in your presbytery or in the General Assembly in the past decade? -- General Assembly: Ecumenical concerns/actions (CHGOV_A5)
TOTAL%
1) No change53234.7
2) Some change75949.6
3) Great change24015.7
Missing2097 
TOTAL1531100.0
56) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE AN ORDAINED ELDER OR MINISTER OF THE WORD: On the basis of your experience with presbytery, indicate how influential you think each of the following factors should be in determining Presbyterian polity. -- Biblical reference (POLITY1)
TOTAL%
1) High influence177970.0
2) Moderate influence60523.8
3) Low influence1114.4
4) Don't know481.9
Missing1085 
TOTAL2543100.0
57) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE AN ORDAINED ELDER OR MINISTER OF THE WORD: On the basis of your experience with presbytery, indicate how influential you think each of the following factors should be in determining Presbyterian polity. -- Theological understanding (POLITY2)
TOTAL%
1) High influence173768.4
2) Moderate influence69727.4
3) Low influence622.4
4) Don't know451.8
Missing1087 
TOTAL2541100.0
58) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE AN ORDAINED ELDER OR MINISTER OF THE WORD: On the basis of your experience with presbytery, indicate how influential you think each of the following factors should be in determining Presbyterian polity. -- The Book of Order (PCUSA Constitution) (POLITY3)
TOTAL%
1) High influence127850.4
2) Moderate influence106542.0
3) Low influence1415.6
4) Don't know502.0
Missing1094 
TOTAL2534100.0
59) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE AN ORDAINED ELDER OR MINISTER OF THE WORD: On the basis of your experience with presbytery, indicate how influential you think each of the following factors should be in determining Presbyterian polity. -- Church traditions and practices (POLITY4)
TOTAL%
1) High influence37314.8
2) Moderate influence151660.0
3) Low influence58723.2
4) Don't know502.0
Missing1102 
TOTAL2526100.0
60) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE AN ORDAINED ELDER OR MINISTER OF THE WORD: On the basis of your experience with presbytery, indicate how influential you think each of the following factors should be in determining Presbyterian polity. -- Current decision making styles in secular society (POLITY5)
TOTAL%
1) High influence1234.9
2) Moderate influence68427.1
3) Low influence161564.0
4) Don't know1004.0
Missing1106 
TOTAL2522100.0
61) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE AN ORDAINED ELDER OR MINISTER OF THE WORD: On the basis of your experience with presbytery, indicate how influential you think each of the following factors should be in determining Presbyterian polity. -- Staff concerns (POLITY6)
TOTAL%
1) High influence1586.2
2) Moderate influence118746.9
3) Low influence107642.5
4) Don't know1084.3
Missing1099 
TOTAL2529100.0
62) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE AN ORDAINED ELDER OR MINISTER OF THE WORD: On the basis of your experience with presbytery, indicate how influential you think each of the following factors should be in determining Presbyterian polity. -- Other factors (POLITY7)
TOTAL%
1) High influence9835.6
2) Moderate influence4516.4
3) Low influence3813.8
4) Don't know9434.2
Missing3353 
TOTAL275100.0
63) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE AN ORDAINED ELDER OR MINISTER OF THE WORD: Do you believe that governing bodies, at present, are permitting their councils to exercise more or less decision-making responsibility than they did prior to the denominational reunion? - Presbytery (CHCNCL1)
TOTAL%
1) More decision-making responsibility102440.8
2) No change65426.1
3) Less decision-making responsibility1636.5
4) Don't know66626.6
Missing1121 
TOTAL2507100.0
64) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE AN ORDAINED ELDER OR MINISTER OF THE WORD: Do you believe that governing bodies, at present, are permitting their councils to exercise more or less decision-making responsibility than they did prior to the denominational reunion? -- Synod (CHCNCL2)
TOTAL%
1) More decision-making responsibility56022.4
2) No change54621.8
3) Less decision-making responsibility1967.8
4) Don't know119847.9
Missing1128 
TOTAL2500100.0
65) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE AN ORDAINED ELDER OR MINISTER OF THE WORD: Do you believe that governing bodies, at present, are permitting their councils to exercise more or less decision-making responsibility than they did prior to the denominational reunion? -- General Assembly (CHCNCL3)
TOTAL%
1) More decision-making responsibility90135.6
2) No change42116.7
3) Less decision-making responsibility1405.5
4) Don't know106642.2
Missing1100 
TOTAL2528100.0
66) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE AN ORDAINED ELDER OR MINISTER OF THE WORD: Do you believe it would be in the best interest of the church if the powers of church councils were more or less limited by church law than is now the case? -- Presbytery councils (CNCLPWR1)
TOTAL%
1) More limited61824.4
2) Unchanged113844.9
3) Less limited28111.1
4) Unsure/Don't know49519.5
Missing1096 
TOTAL2532100.0
67) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE AN ORDAINED ELDER OR MINISTER OF THE WORD: Do you believe it would be in the best interest of the church if the powers of church councils were more or less limited by church law than is now the case? -- Synod councils (CNCLPWR2)
TOTAL%
1) More limited68227.1
2) Unchanged82732.9
3) Less limited1787.1
4) Unsure/Don't know83033.0
Missing1111 
TOTAL2517100.0
68) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE AN ORDAINED ELDER OR MINISTER OF THE WORD: Do you believe it would be in the best interest of the church if the powers of church councils were more or less limited by church law than is now the case? -- General Assembly council (CNCLPWR3)
TOTAL%
1) More limited96038.0
2) Unchanged71828.4
3) Less limited1716.8
4) Unsure/Don't know67926.9
Missing1100 
TOTAL2528100.0
69) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE AN ORDAINED ELDER OR MINISTER OF THE WORD: Do you believe there has been or has not been an increase in the influence of special interest groups within the church? (SPCLINT1)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, a major increase127650.2
2) Yes, a moderate increase75129.5
3) Yes, but only a slight increase1957.7
4) No, not really1475.8
5) Don't know1736.8
Missing1086 
TOTAL2542100.0
70) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE AN ORDAINED ELDER OR MINISTER OF THE WORD AND WHO BELIEVED THERE HAS BEEN AN INCREASE IN THE INFLUENCE OF SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS WITHIN THE CHURCH: Is it important that the denomination address the role of such groups within the church today? (SPCLINT2)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, very important75534.4
2) Yes, important109950.0
3) No, it should not address this question.25411.6
4) Don't know884.0
Missing1432 
TOTAL2196100.0
71) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE ORDAINED ELDERS OR MINISTERS OF THE WORD: Do you believe the Book of Order (the PCUSA Constitution) should reflect (1) only broad guiding principles of the church or (2) include more detailed guidance for congregations, clergy, etc.? (BKOFORDR)
TOTAL%
1) Broad guiding principles only81732.3
2) Detailed guidance for congregations28511.3
3) A combination of these138154.6
4) No opinion/Don't know471.9
Missing1098 
TOTAL2530100.0
72) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE ORDAINED ELDERS OR MINISTERS OF THE WORD: The following issue was included in the prospectus of this committee. Please rate the importance of this issue for your presbytery. (Do not answer any item on which you do not have enough information to form an opinion.) -- Changes in design/structure of the body (ISSUE_P1)
TOTAL%
1) Very important37819.9
2) Important73438.7
3) Not very important67335.4
4) Not at all important1146.0
Missing1729 
TOTAL1899100.0
73) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE ORDAINED ELDERS OR MINISTERS OF THE WORD: The following issue was included in the prospectus of this committee. Please rate the importance of this issue for your presbytery. (Do not answer any item on which you do not have enough information to form an opinion.) -- Effect of increased size (ISSUE_P2)
TOTAL%
1) Very important32818.7
2) Important74342.3
3) Not very important53430.4
4) Not at all important1518.6
Missing1872 
TOTAL1756100.0
74) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE ORDAINED ELDERS OR MINISTERS OF THE WORD: The following issue was included in the prospectus of this committee. Please rate the importance of this issue for your presbytery. (Do not answer any item on which you do not have enough information to form an opinion.) -- Movement of decision making to councils, from governing bodies (ISSUE_P3)
TOTAL%
1) Very important47226.2
2) Important84246.7
3) Not very important35219.5
4) Not at all important1387.6
Missing1824 
TOTAL1804100.0
75) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE ORDAINED ELDERS OR MINISTERS OF THE WORD: The following issue was included in the prospectus of this committee. Please rate the importance of this issue for your presbytery. (Do not answer any item on which you do not have enough information to form an opinion.) -- Confusion about the responsibilities of executives, moderators, etc. (ISSUE_P4)
TOTAL%
1) Very important49426.3
2) Important78541.8
3) Not very important50526.9
4) Not at all important924.9
Missing1752 
TOTAL1876100.0
76) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE ORDAINED ELDERS OR MINISTERS OF THE WORD: The following issue was included in the prospectus of this committee. Please rate the importance of this issue for your presbytery. (Do not answer any item on which you do not have enough information to form an opinion.) -- Expectations of church decision making by racial or ethnic minority communities (ISSUE_P5)
TOTAL%
1) Very important25514.4
2) Important83147.0
3) Not very important56231.8
4) Not at all important1196.7
Missing1861 
TOTAL1767100.0
77) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE ORDAINED ELDERS OR MINISTERS OF THE WORD: The following issue was included in the prospectus of this committee. Please rate the importance of this issue for your presbytery. (Do not answer any item on which you do not have enough information to form an opinion.) -- Questions about the frequency, style or timing of General Assembly meetings (ISSUE_P6)
TOTAL%
1) Very important29116.6
2) Important58733.4
3) Not very important70340.0
4) Not at all important17610.0
Missing1871 
TOTAL1757100.0
78) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE ORDAINED ELDERS OR MINISTERS OF THE WORD: The following issue was included in the prospectus of this committee. Please rate the importance of this issue for your presbytery. (Do not answer any item on which you do not have enough information to form an opinion.) -- Changes in design/structure of the body (ISSUE_S1)
TOTAL%
1) Very important38930.2
2) Important43133.4
3) Not very important34927.1
4) Not at all important1209.3
Missing2339 
TOTAL1289100.0
79) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE ORDAINED ELDERS OR MINISTERS OF THE WORD: The following issue was included in the prospectus of this committee. Please rate the importance of this issue for your presbytery. (Do not answer any item on which you do not have enough information to form an opinion.) -- Effect of increased size (ISSUE_S2)
TOTAL%
1) Very important24720.7
2) Important44537.2
3) Not very important36530.5
4) Not at all important13811.5
Missing2433 
TOTAL1195100.0
80) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE ORDAINED ELDERS OR MINISTERS OF THE WORD: The following issue was included in the prospectus of this committee. Please rate the importance of this issue for your presbytery. (Do not answer any item on which you do not have enough information to form an opinion.) -- Movement of decision making to councils, from governing bodies (ISSUE_S3)
TOTAL%
1) Very important29524.9
2) Important52444.2
3) Not very important24820.9
4) Not at all important11910.0
Missing2442 
TOTAL1186100.0
81) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE ORDAINED ELDERS OR MINISTERS OF THE WORD: The following issue was included in the prospectus of this committee. Please rate the importance of this issue for your presbytery. (Do not answer any item on which you do not have enough information to form an opinion.) -- Confusion about the responsibilities of executives, moderators, etc. (ISSUE_S4)
TOTAL%
1) Very important30925.7
2) Important47339.3
3) Not very important32527.0
4) Not at all important978.1
Missing2424 
TOTAL1204100.0
82) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE ORDAINED ELDERS OR MINISTERS OF THE WORD: The following issue was included in the prospectus of this committee. Please rate the importance of this issue for your presbytery. (Do not answer any item on which you do not have enough information to form an opinion.) -- Expectations of church decision making by racial or ethnic minority communities (ISSUE_S5)
TOTAL%
1) Very important19216.4
2) Important54046.2
3) Not very important32928.2
4) Not at all important1079.2
Missing2460 
TOTAL1168100.0
83) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE ORDAINED ELDERS OR MINISTERS OF THE WORD: The following issue was included in the prospectus of this committee. Please rate the importance of this issue for your presbytery. (Do not answer any item on which you do not have enough information to form an opinion.) -- Questions about the frequency, style or timing of General Assembly meetings (ISSUE_S6)
TOTAL%
1) Very important15714.2
2) Important34431.0
3) Not very important43138.9
4) Not at all important17716.0
Missing2519 
TOTAL1109100.0
84) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE ORDAINED ELDERS OR MINISTERS OF THE WORD: In what year were you ordained as an elder or a minister of the Word? 19__ (YRORDND)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL253473.2414
85) Sub-sample population (SAMPLE)
TOTAL%
1) Members95026.2
2) Elders91425.2
3) Pastors124834.4
4) Specialized clergy51614.2
TOTAL3628100.0
86) Identification number (CODE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL361224653.05210058
87) Renumbered identification number (NEWCODE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL361224398.39810100
88) State (STATE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL359627.03714
89) Region (REGION)
TOTAL%
1) South 128735.8
2) West 58516.3
3) Northeast 75120.9
4) Midwest97627.1
Missing29 
TOTAL3599100.0
90) Pin number (PIN)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL36088156.5757599
91) Date survey received (DATE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL36051034.25989
92) ASKED OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS: How many years have you been a member of your current congregation? ASKED OF CLERGY AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY: How many years have you been associated with this congregation? (CONGYRS)
TOTAL%
1) 1 year or less45312.9
2) 2-3 years53915.3
3) 4-5 years41311.7
4) 6-10 years61917.6
5) 11-15 years3319.4
6) 16-25 years51214.5
7) 26 or more years65718.6
Missing104 
TOTAL3524100.0
93) How far do you live from this congregation? (CONGLIVE)
TOTAL%
1) 1 mile or less135138.5
2) 2-3 miles82823.6
3) 4-5 miles47813.6
4) 6-10 miles48413.8
5) 11-15 miles1584.5
6) 16-25 miles1253.6
7) 26 or more miles822.3
Missing122 
TOTAL3506100.0
94) ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS: How often do you attend your congregation's Sunday worship services? (MATTEND)
TOTAL%
1) Never 140.8
2) Less than once a year110.6
3) About once or twice a year362.0
4) Several times a year754.1
5) About once a month683.7
6) Two-three times a month20611.2
7) Nearly every week88848.1
8) Every week54729.6
Missing1783 
TOTAL1845100.0
95) ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS: Other than time attending worship services, how much time do you spend in congregation-related activities? (MCNGACT)
TOTAL%
1) A lot of time40522.0
2) A fair amount of time80043.4
3) A little time43923.8
4) Really no time at all19910.8
Missing1785 
TOTAL1843100.0
96) ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS: What is the approximate number of members in this congregation? (CONGMBR)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL35001561.8732996
97) ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS: At the present time, which of the following positions, if any, do you hold in the church? First mention (MCHPSTN1)
TOTAL%
1) Ordained minister10.1
2) Elder (currently serving on session)84047.0
3) Deacon (currently serving on board of deacons)673.7
4) Trustee (currently serving on board of trustees)90.5
5) Officer of men's, women's, or youth group764.2
6) Teacher 965.4
7) Organist or choir director120.7
8) Chairperson of congregational committee or task force211.2
9) Member of congregational committee or task force834.6
10) Member of presbytery, synod, or General Assembly committee or task force100.6
11) None of the above45825.6
12) Other 1156.4
13) More than four listed10.1
Missing1839 
TOTAL1789100.0
98) ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS: At the present time, which of the following positions, if any, do you hold in the church? Second mention (MCHPSTN2)
TOTAL%
2) Elder (currently serving on session)10.1
3) Deacon (currently serving on board of deacons)40.5
4) Trustee (currently serving on board of trustees)809.7
5) Officer of men's, women's, or youth group8910.8
6) Teacher 15018.1
7) Organist or choir director151.8
8) Chairperson of congregational committee or task force17821.5
9) Member of congregational committee or task force14717.8
10) Member of presbytery, synod, or General Assembly committee or task force263.1
11) None of the above10.1
12) Other 13516.3
13) More than four listed10.1
Missing2801 
TOTAL827100.0
99) ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS: At the present time, which of the following positions, if any, do you hold in the church? Third mention (MCHPSTN3)
TOTAL%
3) Deacon (currently serving on board of deacons)10.3
5) Officer of men's, women's, or youth group143.6
6) Teacher 4210.7
7) Organist or choir director82.0
8) Chairperson of congregational committee or task force9624.5
9) Member of congregational committee or task force11429.1
10) Member of presbytery, synod, or General Assembly committee or task force389.7
11) None of the above10.3
12) Other 7819.9
Missing3236 
TOTAL392100.0
100) ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS: At the present time, which of the following positions, if any, do you hold in the church? Fourth mention (MCHPSTN4)
TOTAL%
6) Teacher 10.7
7) Organist or choir director10.7
8) Chairperson of congregational committee or task force139.2
9) Member of congregational committee or task force3927.7
10) Member of presbytery, synod, or General Assembly committee or task force2417.0
12) Other 3625.5
13) More than four listed2719.1
Missing3487 
TOTAL141100.0
101) ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS: Have you been baptized? (MBAPTIZD)
TOTAL%
1) No 110.6
2) Yes183799.4
Missing1780 
TOTAL1848100.0
102) ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS: Were you baptized in a Presbyterian church? (MPRESBPT)
TOTAL%
1) No 96553.1
2) Yes85446.9
Missing1809 
TOTAL1819100.0
103) ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS: How old were you when you were baptized? (MBAPTAGE)
TOTAL%
1) One year or younger76743.3
2) Two to three years653.7
3) Four to five years281.6
4) Six to ten years1327.4
5) Eleven to fifteen years35019.8
6) Sixteen to twenty-five years1226.9
7) Twenty-six years or older30817.4
Missing1856 
TOTAL1772100.0
104) ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS: Have you been confirmed? (MCONFIRM)
TOTAL%
1) No 38221.6
2) Yes138578.4
Missing1861 
TOTAL1767100.0
105) ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS: Were you confirmed in a Presbyterian church? (MCONFBPT)
TOTAL%
1) No 52937.2
2) Yes89362.8
Missing2206 
TOTAL1422100.0
106) ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS: Were you raised in the congregation you currently belong to? (MRSDCURR)
TOTAL%
1) No 155884.2
2) Yes29215.8
Missing1778 
TOTAL1850100.0
107) ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS: Please indicate whether each of these was or was not a factor in your introduction to the congregation you now attend. - I was looking for a nearby church, regardless of denomination. (MINTRO1)
TOTAL%
1) Yes 39135.9
2) No69964.1
Missing2538 
TOTAL1090100.0
108) ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS: Please indicate whether each of these was or was not a factor in your introduction to the congregation you now attend. - I was looking for a Presbyterian church. (MINTRO2)
TOTAL%
1) Yes 77563.3
2) No45036.7
Missing2403 
TOTAL1225100.0
109) ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS: Please indicate whether each of these was or was not a factor in your introduction to the congregation you now attend. - I was introduced by a relative who is/was a member of the congregation. (MINTRO3)
TOTAL%
1) Yes 22521.1
2) No83978.9
Missing2564 
TOTAL1064100.0
110) ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS: Please indicate whether each of these was or was not a factor in your introduction to the congregation you now attend. - I was introduced by a friend/neighbor/acquaintance who is/was a member of the congregation. (MINTRO4)
TOTAL%
1) Yes 45240.4
2) No66759.6
Missing2509 
TOTAL1119100.0
111) ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS: Please indicate whether each of these was or was not a factor in your introduction to the congregation you now attend. - I was one of the charter members. (MINTRO5)
TOTAL%
1) Yes 454.5
2) No95395.5
Missing2630 
TOTAL998100.0
112) ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS: Please indicate whether each of these was or was not a factor in your introduction to the congregation you now attend. - I heard or read about the church and decided to try it. (MINTRO6)
TOTAL%
1) Yes 45843.5
2) No59556.5
Missing2575 
TOTAL1053100.0
113) ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS: Please indicate whether each of these was or was not a factor in your introduction to the congregation you now attend. - The pastor visited or called me. (MINTRO7)
TOTAL%
1) Yes 26425.2
2) No78474.8
Missing2580 
TOTAL1048100.0
114) ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS: Which one of these reasons was the most important in your introduction to your current congregation? (MIMPINTR)
TOTAL%
1) I was looking for a nearby church, regardless of denomination.14410.6
2) I was looking for a Presbyterian church.45233.3
3) I was introduced by a relative who is/was a member of the congregation.16211.9
4) I was introduced by a friend/neighbor/acquaintance who is/was a member of the congregation.25318.6
5) I was one of the charter members.292.1
6) I heard of read about the church and decided to try it.14710.8
7) The pastor visited or called me.1299.5
8) More than one above161.2
9) None of the above261.9
10) Other10.1
Missing2269 
TOTAL1359100.0
115) ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS: Please indicate whether or not each of these was or was not a factor in your decision to join the congregation you now belong to. - I appreciated the education program for children. (MJOIN1)
TOTAL%
1) Yes 60951.8
2) No56748.2
Missing2452 
TOTAL1176100.0
116) ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS: Please indicate whether or not each of these was or was not a factor in your decision to join the congregation you now belong to. - My children enjoyed the activities of this congregation. (MJOIN2)
TOTAL%
1) Yes 48242.0
2) No66558.0
Missing2481 
TOTAL1147100.0
117) ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS: Please indicate whether or not each of these was or was not a factor in your decision to join the congregation you now belong to. - It was the closest Presbyterian church. (MJOIN3)
TOTAL%
1) Yes 56246.0
2) No66154.0
Missing2405 
TOTAL1223100.0
118) ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS: Please indicate whether or not each of these was or was not a factor in your decision to join the congregation you now belong to. - It was the closest church. (MJOIN4)
TOTAL%
1) Yes 17015.2
2) No94984.8
Missing2509 
TOTAL1119100.0
119) ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS: Please indicate whether or not each of these was or was not a factor in your decision to join the congregation you now belong to. - Friends invited me to join. (MJOIN5)
TOTAL%
1) Yes 43737.7
2) No72162.3
Missing2470 
TOTAL1158100.0
120) ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS: Please indicate whether or not each of these was or was not a factor in your decision to join the congregation you now belong to. - I found the members very friendly. (MJOIN6)
TOTAL%
1) Yes 114587.9
2) No15812.1
Missing2325 
TOTAL1303100.0
121) ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS: Please indicate whether or not each of these was or was not a factor in your decision to join the congregation you now belong to. - I found the pastor's sermons to be very meaningful. (MJOIN7)
TOTAL%
1) Yes 100579.0
2) No26721.0
Missing2356 
TOTAL1272100.0
122) ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS: Please indicate whether or not each of these was or was not a factor in your decision to join the congregation you now belong to. - I was impressed by the pastor. (MJOIN8)
TOTAL%
1) Yes 100880.4
2) No24619.6
Missing2374 
TOTAL1254100.0
123) ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS: Please indicate whether or not each of these was or was not a factor in your decision to join the congregation you now belong to. - I married a member of the congregation. (MJOIN9)
TOTAL%
1) Yes 16014.2
2) No96685.8
Missing2502 
TOTAL1126100.0
124) ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS: Please indicate whether or not each of these was or was not a factor in your decision to join the congregation you now belong to. - I was impressed by how active the church was in social justice issues. (MJOIN10)
TOTAL%
1) Yes 24822.3
2) No86277.7
Missing2518 
TOTAL1110100.0
125) ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS: Please indicate whether or not each of these was or was not a factor in your decision to join the congregation you now belong to. - The congregation seemed spiritually alive. (MJOIN11)
TOTAL%
1) Yes 86971.2
2) No35228.8
Missing2407 
TOTAL1221100.0
126) ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS: Which one of these reasons was the most important in your introduction to your current congregation? (MIMPJOIN)
TOTAL%
1) I appreciated the education program for children.835.8
2) My children enjoyed the activities of this congregation.473.3
3) It was the closest Presbyterian church.17111.9
4) It was the closest church.191.3
5) Friends invited me to join.543.8
6) I found the members very friendly.28319.7
7) I found the pastor's sermons to be very meaningful.20314.2
8) I was impressed by the pastor.20514.3
9) I married a member of the congregation.1329.2
10) I was impressed by how active the church was in social justice issues.271.9
11) The congregation seemed spiritually alive.1369.5
12) More than one listed503.5
13) None of the above listed241.7
Missing2194 
TOTAL1434100.0
127) During your life, have you ever belonged to a congregation that was affiliated with a denomination other than Presbyterian? (NOPRESBY)
TOTAL%
1) No 183951.2
2) Yes175448.8
Missing35 
TOTAL3593100.0
128) How many years have you been a Presbyterian? (PRESBYRS)
TOTAL%
1) 1 year or less352.0
2) 2-3 years553.2
3) 4-5 years794.5
4) 6-10 years21412.3
5) 11-15 years18710.7
6) 16-25 years37121.3
7) 26-49 years70140.2
8) 50 or more years1025.8
Missing1884 
TOTAL1744100.0
129) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE WHO HAVE EVER BELONGED TO A CONGREGATION THAT WAS AFFILIATED WITH A DENOMINATION OTHER THAN PRESBYTERIAN: Please indicate the other denomination(s) to which you have belonged. First mention (DENOMA1)
TOTAL%
1) Baptist 37321.5
2) Methodist 50829.3
3) Lutheran 1538.8
4) Episcopal 1056.0
5) United Church of Christ1448.3
6) Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)714.1
7) Roman Catholic 854.9
8) Reformed churches442.5
9) Other Presbyterian60.3
11) Other 20011.5
12) More than one of these462.6
13) None of these10.1
Missing1892 
TOTAL1736100.0
130) Please indicate the other denomination(s) to which you have belonged. Second mention (DENOMA2)
TOTAL%
1) Baptist 90.8
2) Methodist 847.3
3) Lutheran 80.7
4) Episcopal 80.7
5) United Church of Christ474.1
6) Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)50.4
7) Roman Catholic 221.9
8) Reformed churches121.0
9) Other Presbyterian30.3
11) Other 928.0
13) None of these86774.9
Missing2471 
TOTAL1157100.0
131) If you were to move to a community in which there was no Presbyterian church, which type of church would you feel most comfortable joining? (DENOMB)
TOTAL%
1) Baptist 2126.0
2) Methodist 116933.1
3) Lutheran 2627.4
4) Episcopal 3269.2
5) United Church of Christ84223.8
6) Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)1353.8
7) Roman Catholic 280.8
8) Reformed churches722.0
9) Other Presbyterian60.2
10) Presbyterian (U.S.A.)300.8
11) Other 2888.1
12) More than one of these330.9
13) None of these702.0
14) Undecided611.7
Missing94 
TOTAL3534100.0
132) Everyone must make many important decisions during his or her life, such as, which occupation to pursue, what goals to strive for, whom to vote for, what to teach one's children, etc. When you make decisions such as these to what extent do you make the decisions on the basis of your religious faith? (DECIDFTH)
TOTAL%
1) I seldom, if ever, base such decisions on religious faith.782.2
2) I sometimes base such decisions on my religious faith but definitely do not most of the time.1885.2
3) I feel that most of my important decisions are based on my religious faith, but usually in a general, unconscious way.126235.2
4) I feel that most of my important decisions are based on my religious faith, and I usually consciously attempt to make them so.204757.1
5) Circled 1 and 210.0
10) Circled 3 and 450.1
14) Not applicable10.0
Missing46 
TOTAL3582100.0
133) Have you ever tried to encourage someone to believe in Jesus Christ or to accept Him as a personal saviour? (EVANGOTH)
TOTAL%
1) No 71920.1
2) Yes286279.9
Missing47 
TOTAL3581100.0
134) Would you say you have had a conversion experience-that is, a turning point in your life when you committed yourself to Christ? (CONVERT)
TOTAL%
1) No 151342.3
2) Yes 201856.5
3) Miscellaneous60.2
4) Not sure 20.1
5) Multiple experiences341.0
Missing55 
TOTAL3573100.0
135) Generally speaking, do you think that the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) is giving adequate answers to the following? - The moral problems and needs of the individual (PCUSANS1)
TOTAL%
1) Yes 187753.2
2) No 117833.4
3) Don't know47613.5
Missing97 
TOTAL3531100.0
136) Generally speaking, do you think that the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) is giving adequate answers to the following? - The problems of family life (PCUSANS2)
TOTAL%
1) Yes 180351.1
2) No 118733.7
3) Don't know53615.2
Missing102 
TOTAL3526100.0
137) Generally speaking, do you think that the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) is giving adequate answers to the following? - People's spiritual needs (PCUSANS3)
TOTAL%
1) Yes 194254.7
2) No 120834.0
3) Don't know40011.3
Missing78 
TOTAL3550100.0
138) For the following statement, indicate your level of agreement or disagreement. - My denominational affiliation is an important part of my identity as a Christian. (PCDENOM1)
TOTAL%
1) Agree 294082.0
2) Disagree 62917.6
3) Don't know150.4
Missing44 
TOTAL3584100.0
139) For the following statement, indicate your level of agreement or disagreement. - While they may have disagreements from time to time, Christians should remain loyal to one denomination throughout their adult lives. (PCDENOM2)
TOTAL%
1) Agree 173648.6
2) Disagree 178249.9
3) Don't know561.6
Missing54 
TOTAL3574100.0
140) For the following statement, indicate your level of agreement or disagreement. - There are several other denominations where I could belong and be just as satisfied. (PCDENOM3)
TOTAL%
1) Agree 208558.3
2) Disagree 129436.2
3) Don't know1955.5
Missing54 
TOTAL3574100.0
141) For the following statement, indicate your level of agreement or disagreement. - The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) has a clearer understanding of the church's mission in the world today than do most other denominations. (PCDENOM4)
TOTAL%
1) Agree 159044.5
2) Disagree 137338.4
3) Don't know61217.1
Missing53 
TOTAL3575100.0
142) Which one of the following statements comes closest to describing your feelings about the Bible? (BIBLEFL)
TOTAL%
1) The Bible is the actual word of God and is to be taken literally, word for word.37710.6
2) The Bible is the inspired word of God but not everything in it should be taken literally, word for word.305685.5
3) The Bible is an ancient book of fables, legends, history, and moral precepts recorded by men and women.1153.2
4) Circled 1 and 220.1
5) Circled 1 and 310.0
6) Circled 2 and 3130.4
7) Circled 1, 2, and 310.0
8) None of the above70.2
9) Not sure10.0
Missing55 
TOTAL3573100.0
143) How important is the following to you personally? - Knowing there is a God (BELIEV1)
TOTAL%
1) One of the most important300183.6
2) Important 53514.9
3) Not very important401.1
4) Not important at all120.3
Missing40 
TOTAL3588100.0
144) How important is the following to you personally? - Knowing that God loves me (BELIEV2)
TOTAL%
1) One of the most important299983.7
2) Important 51914.5
3) Not very important491.4
4) Not important at all140.4
Missing47 
TOTAL3581100.0
145) How important is the following to you personally? - Trying to lead a good Christian life (BELIEV3)
TOTAL%
1) One of the most important200556.0
2) Important 152942.7
3) Not very important411.1
4) Not important at all40.1
Missing49 
TOTAL3579100.0
146) How important is the following to you personally? - Helping others who are in need (BELIEV4)
TOTAL%
1) One of the most important173748.8
2) Important 177949.9
3) Not very important471.3
Missing65 
TOTAL3563100.0
147) How important is the following to you personally? - Accepting Jesus Christ as my personal saviour (BELIEV5)
TOTAL%
1) One of the most important240467.4
2) Important 90725.4
3) Not very important2025.7
4) Not important at all521.5
Missing63 
TOTAL3565100.0
148) How important is the following to you personally? - Knowing the distinctive doctrines of the Presbyterian Church (BELIEV6)
TOTAL%
1) One of the most important2557.1
2) Important 218561.2
3) Not very important103228.9
4) Not important at all1012.8
Missing55 
TOTAL3573100.0
149) How important is the following to you personally? - Attending worship services (BELIEV7)
TOTAL%
1) One of the most important151742.5
2) Important 188352.8
3) Not very important1504.2
4) Not important at all170.5
Missing61 
TOTAL3567100.0
150) How important is the following to you personally? - Working to bring about social justice (BELIEV8)
TOTAL%
1) One of the most important88124.9
2) Important 209559.2
3) Not very important51614.6
4) Not important at all481.4
Missing88 
TOTAL3540100.0
151) How important is the following to you personally? - Telling others about Jesus (BELIEV9)
TOTAL%
1) One of the most important109330.8
2) Important 183751.8
3) Not very important54215.3
4) Not important at all712.0
Missing85 
TOTAL3543100.0
152) How important is the following to you personally? - Belonging to this particular denomination (BELIEV10)
TOTAL%
1) One of the most important3299.2
2) Important 209158.8
3) Not very important98527.7
4) Not important at all1534.3
Missing70 
TOTAL3558100.0
153) How important is the following to you personally? - Church membership, in general (BELIEV11)
TOTAL%
1) One of the most important117533.0
2) Important 209858.9
3) Not very important2577.2
4) Not important at all300.8
Missing68 
TOTAL3560100.0
154) How important is the following to you personally? - Religion in my life (BELIEV12)
TOTAL%
1) One of the most important209658.9
2) Important 134137.7
3) Not very important1002.8
4) Not important at all230.6
Missing68 
TOTAL3560100.0
155) How important is the following to you personally? - Socializing with persons with similar values (BELIEV13)
TOTAL%
1) One of the most important51514.4
2) Important 219661.3
3) Not very important76921.5
4) Not important at all1052.9
Missing43 
TOTAL3585100.0
156) Indicate where you would place your image of God between the two contrasting images: Mother - Father. (GODIMAG1)
TOTAL%
1) Mother 120.3
2) 250.7
3) 551.6
4) 99728.4
5) 48913.9
6) 43612.4
7) Father150142.7
Missing113 
TOTAL3515100.0
157) Indicate where you would place your image of God between the two contrasting images: Master - Spouse. (GODIMAG2)
TOTAL%
1) Master 149544.5
2) 60518.0
3) 42112.5
4) 53015.8
5) 1313.9
6) 972.9
7) Spouse832.5
Missing266 
TOTAL3362100.0
158) Indicate where you would place your image of God between the two contrasting images: Judge - Lover. (GODIMAG3)
TOTAL%
1) Judge 78423.3
2) 2326.9
3) 3159.4
4) 111833.2
5) 36410.8
6) 35510.5
7) Lover1985.9
Missing262 
TOTAL3366100.0
159) Indicate where you would place your image of God between the two contrasting images: Friend - King. (GODIMAG4)
TOTAL%
1) Friend 78823.3
2) 38911.5
3) 3159.3
4) 111633.0
5) 2808.3
6) 1584.7
7) King33710.0
Missing245 
TOTAL3383100.0
160) Please indicate the strength of your agreement for the following statement toward people in other countries who have never heard about Christ. - I believe that if we do not preach Christ to them, they will be damned forever. (EVNGOTH1)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree1444.1
2) Agree 2848.0
3) Neither agree or disagree65918.6
4) Disagree 122434.6
5) Strongly disagree123134.8
Missing86 
TOTAL3542100.0
161) Please indicate the strength of your agreement for the following statement toward people in other countries who have never heard about Christ. - I don't believe they will be damned, but I do have a desire to share the love of Christ with them. (EVNGOTH2)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree113632.1
2) Agree 173749.0
3) Neither agree or disagree37810.7
4) Disagree 2085.9
5) Strongly disagree832.3
Missing86 
TOTAL3542100.0
162) Please indicate the strength of your agreement for the following statement toward people in other countries who have never heard about Christ. - I believe that we shouldn't worry about them because there are so many people in this country who haven't heard about Christ. (EVNGOTH3)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree411.2
2) Agree 922.6
3) Neither agree or disagree3509.9
4) Disagree 166847.2
5) Strongly disagree138039.1
Missing97 
TOTAL3531100.0
163) Please indicate the strength of your agreement for the following statement toward people in other countries who have never heard about Christ - I believe that we should respect their religions and stop trying to impose Christianity on them. (EVNGOTH4)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree2025.7
2) Agree 75121.4
3) Neither agree or disagree86224.5
4) Disagree 114732.6
5) Strongly disagree55515.8
Missing111 
TOTAL3517100.0
164) Indicate the strength of your agreement or disagreement with the following statement. - All the different religions are equally good ways of helping a person find ultimate truth. (CHREL1)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree77321.7
2) Agree 118433.2
3) Neither agree or disagree48013.5
4) Disagree 78121.9
5) Strongly disagree3509.8
Missing60 
TOTAL3568100.0
165) Indicate the strength of your agreement or disagreement with the following statement. - Not all the churches have God's Truth; many are in serious error. (CHREL2)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree52514.8
2) Agree 160145.1
3) Neither agree or disagree86724.4
4) Disagree 47113.3
5) Strongly disagree882.5
Missing76 
TOTAL3552100.0
166) Indicate the strength of your agreement or disagreement with the following statement. - The only absolute truth for humankind is Jesus Christ. (CHREL3)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree136538.2
2) Agree 110430.9
3) Neither agree or disagree51614.5
4) Disagree 47413.3
5) Strongly disagree1103.1
Missing59 
TOTAL3569100.0
167) Indicate the strength of your agreement or disagreement with the following statement. - All the great religions of the world are equally good and true. (CHREL4)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree65018.3
2) Agree 105929.8
3) Neither agree or disagree68919.4
4) Disagree 78422.1
5) Strongly disagree37210.5
Missing74 
TOTAL3554100.0
168) Indicate the strength of your agreement or disagreement with the following statement. - Only the followers of Jesus Christ and members of His church can be saved. (CHREL5)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree48413.6
2) Agree 68619.3
3) Neither agree or disagree65818.5
4) Disagree 120634.0
5) Strongly disagree51714.6
Missing77 
TOTAL3551100.0
169) Indicate the strength of your agreement or disagreement with the following statement. - The primary purpose of men and women in this life is to prepare for the next life. (CHREL6)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree62817.7
2) Agree 129636.5
3) Neither agree or disagree59316.7
4) Disagree 82623.3
5) Strongly disagree2055.8
Missing80 
TOTAL3548100.0
170) Indicate the strength of your agreement or disagreement with the following statement. - It is not as important to worry about life after death as what one can do in this life. (CHREL7)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree59716.8
2) Agree 178150.0
3) Neither agree or disagree42011.8
4) Disagree 61917.4
5) Strongly disagree1444.0
Missing67 
TOTAL3561100.0
171) Indicate the strength of your agreement or disagreement with the following statement. - I believe in a divine judgment after death where some shall be rewarded and others punished. (CHREL8)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree40111.3
2) Agree 108230.4
3) Neither agree or disagree72520.4
4) Disagree 100428.2
5) Strongly disagree3489.8
Missing68 
TOTAL3560100.0
172) Indicate the strength of your agreement or disagreement with the following statement. - Today, people should think for themselves about religion and not accept the teachings of any one church. (CHREL9)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree1925.4
2) Agree 116332.7
3) Neither agree or disagree82323.1
4) Disagree137838.8
Missing72 
TOTAL3556100.0
173) Indicate the strength of your agreement or disagreement with the following statement. - The individual can find religious truth without any help from a church. (CHREL10)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree3469.7
2) Agree 125835.3
3) Neither agree or disagree51814.5
4) Disagree143940.4
Missing67 
TOTAL3561100.0
174) Indicate the strength of your agreement or disagreement with the following statement. - Religious ideas should be the result of the individual's search, without regard to any churches or church teachings. (CHREL11)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree44312.4
2) Agree 136138.2
3) Neither agree or disagree44412.5
4) Disagree131336.9
Missing67 
TOTAL3561100.0
175) Indicate the strength of your agreement or disagreement with the following statement. - To know God's Truth, it is important to follow the teachings of ministers. (CHREL12)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree521.5
2) Agree 76421.5
3) Neither agree or disagree117032.9
4) Disagree 134137.7
5) Strongly disagree2336.5
Missing68 
TOTAL3560100.0
176) Indicate the strength of your agreement or disagreement with the following statement. - God's Truth was given to the church, and all persons must follow the church's teachings. (CHREL13)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree631.8
2) Agree 62017.5
3) Neither agree or disagree105429.7
4) Disagree 147741.6
5) Strongly disagree3379.5
Missing77 
TOTAL3551100.0
177) What is your sex? (SEX)
TOTAL%
1) Female 123534.3
2) Male236765.7
Missing26 
TOTAL3602100.0
178) What is your present age? (AGE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL359852.16514
179) Which of the categories below most closely describes the place in which you currently live? (LOCATION)
TOTAL%
1) In open country but not on a farm3509.7
2) On a farm892.5
3) In a small city or town (under 50,000 population)123034.2
4) In a medium-size city (50,000-250,000 population)51414.3
5) In a suburb near a medium-size city2878.0
6) In a large city (over 250,000 population)42011.7
7) In a suburb near a large city70219.5
8) Traveling in a motor home10.0
Missing35 
TOTAL3593100.0
180) What is your present marital status? (MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Married 308485.5
2) Not married52214.5
Missing22 
TOTAL3606100.0
181) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE MARRIED: Have you had a previous marriage? (PREVMARR)
TOTAL%
1) No 259585.1
2) Yes, I was widowed802.6
3) Yes, I was divorced37012.1
4) Yes, I was both widowed and divorced30.1
Missing580 
TOTAL3048100.0
182) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE CURRENTLY NOT MARRIED: Have you ever been married? (EVERMARR)
TOTAL%
1) No19136.8
2) Yes, I was widowed16732.2
3) Yes, I was divorced15730.3
4) Yes, I was both widowed and divorced40.8
Missing3109 
TOTAL519100.0
183) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE CURRENTLY MARRIED OR THOSE NOT MARRIED WHO WERE PREVIOUSLY MARRIED: In what faith was your husband or wife raised? (SPFAITH1)
TOTAL%
1) Baptist 36511.9
2) Methodist 47115.4
3) Lutheran 1916.3
4) Episcopal 1043.4
5) United Church of Christ1324.3
6) Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)561.8
7) Roman Catholic 2137.0
8) Reformed churches401.3
9) Other Presbyterian60.2
10) Presbyterian (U.S.A.)123640.4
11) Other 1645.4
12) More than one of these50.2
13) None of these682.2
14) Don't know50.2
Missing572 
TOTAL3056100.0
184) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE CURRENTLY MARRIED OR THOSE NOT MARRIED WHO WERE PREVIOUSLY MARRIED: In what faith was your husband or wife raised? (Previous marriage) (SPFAITH2)
TOTAL%
1) Baptist 20.3
2) Methodist 60.8
3) Lutheran 40.5
5) United Church of Christ60.8
6) Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)10.1
7) Roman Catholic 40.5
9) Other Presbyterian10.1
10) Presbyterian (U.S.A.)435.4
11) Other 72391.3
12) More than one of these10.1
13) None of these10.1
Missing2836 
TOTAL792100.0
185) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE CURRENTLY MARRIED OR THOSE WHO WERE PREVIOUSLY MARRIED: Current church affiliation of spouse (SPCURAFF)
TOTAL%
1) Baptist 161.1
2) Methodist 221.5
3) Lutheran 80.5
4) Episcopal 50.3
5) United Church of Christ30.2
7) Romans Catholic312.1
8) Reform churches10.1
9) Other Presbyterian10.1
10) Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)128487.5
11) Other141.0
13) None795.4
14) Don't know30.2
Missing2161 
TOTAL1467100.0
186) ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS: Are you employed... (MEMPLOYD)
TOTAL%
1) Part time 23212.8
2) Full time 75141.3
3) Unemployed 130.7
4) Retired 58132.0
5) Full time homemaker19310.6
6) Self-employed40.2
7) Student 211.2
8) Other221.2
Missing1811 
TOTAL1817100.0
187) ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS: What is your usual occupation? (See summary documentation.) (MOCCUP)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL1646193.375180
188) What is the highest level of education you have attained? (EDUCHI)
TOTAL%
1) Less than 8 years of formal education50.1
2) Completed eighth grade150.4
3) Some high school361.0
4) Completed high school2918.1
5) Some college41311.5
6) Graduated from college166646.6
7) Some graduate work42611.9
8) A graduate degree72420.2
Missing52 
TOTAL3576100.0
189) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE MEMBERS WHO GRADUATED FROM COLLEGE OR DID SOME GRADUATE WORK: Specify your major. (EDMAJORM)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL106355.32726
190) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE MARRIED: Is your husband or wife employed... (SPEMPLOY)
TOTAL%
1) Part time 102633.6
2) Full time 87328.6
3) Unemployed 762.5
4) Retired 46915.4
5) Full time homemaker51616.9
6) Self employed190.6
7) Student 501.6
8) Other260.9
Missing573 
TOTAL3055100.0
191) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE MEMBERS WHO ARE MARRIED AND THEIR HUSBANDS OR WIVES ARE NOT ORDAINED MINISTERS: What is your husband's or wife's usual occupation? (See summary documentation.) (SPOCCUPM)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL1307211.276204
192) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE MARRIED: What is your husband's or wife's highest level of education completed? (SPEDUCHI)
TOTAL%
1) Less than 8 years of formal education80.3
2) Completed eighth grade170.6
3) Some high school481.6
4) Completed high school34511.4
5) Some college57018.8
6) College graduate85928.4
7) Some graduate work2959.7
8) A graduate work88729.3
Missing599 
TOTAL3029100.0
193) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE MEMBERS WHO ARE MARRIED AND THEIR HUSBANDS OR WIVES HAVE GRADUATED FROM COLLEGE OR HAD SOME GRADUATE WORK: Please specify your spouse's major. (SPMAJORM)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL77456.40227
194) How many children have you ever had, that is, how many children have you given birth to or fathered? Please count all that were born alive at any time (including any you had from a previous marriage). (Do not count any stepchildren or adopted children.) (KIDNBR)
TOTAL%
0) None 58316.3
1) 1 41311.5
2) 2 122634.2
3) 3 83923.4
4) 4 37010.3
5) 5 1032.9
6) 6 or more481.3
Missing46 
TOTAL3582100.0
195) Do you have any legally adopted children? (KIDADP)
TOTAL%
1) No 326691.2
2) Yes3158.8
Missing47 
TOTAL3581100.0
196) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE ANY LEGALLY ADOPTED CHILDREN: How many adopted children do you have? (KIDADNBR)
TOTAL%
1) 1 17354.9
2) 2 10533.3
3) 3 237.3
4) 4 113.5
5) 5 20.6
6) 6 or more10.3
Missing3313 
TOTAL315100.0
197) Do you have any stepchildren (that is, did your spouse have children at the time of your marriage)? (KIDSTP)
TOTAL%
1) No 321790.7
2) Yes3299.3
Missing82 
TOTAL3546100.0
198) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE STEPCHILDREN: How many stepchildren do you have? (KIDSTNBR)
TOTAL%
1) 1 8626.3
2) 2 12839.1
3) 3 7222.0
4) 4 298.9
5) 5 82.4
6) 6 or more41.2
Missing3301 
TOTAL327100.0
199) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE HAD CHILDREN: Please list the current age of each child (including any adopted or stepchildren). (Leave the space blank for any child who has died.) - First child (KIDAGE1)
TOTAL%
1) 5 years or less2227.1
2) 6-17 years67721.6
3) 18-24 years48515.5
4) 25 years or older171254.7
5) Child deceased351.1
Missing497 
TOTAL3131100.0
200) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE HAD CHILDREN: Please list the current age of each child (including any adopted or stepchildren). (Leave the space blank for any child who has died.) - Second child (KIDAGE2)
TOTAL%
1) 5 years or less2458.9
2) 6-17 years63422.9
3) 18-24 years40314.6
4) 25 years or older145152.4
5) Child deceased351.3
Missing860 
TOTAL2768100.0
201) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE HAD CHILDREN: Please list the current age of each child (including any adopted or stepchildren). (Leave the space blank for any child who has died.) - Third child (KIDAGE3)
TOTAL%
1) 5 or less years1137.4
2) 6-17 years28618.7
3) 18-24 years25316.5
4) 25 years or older83854.7
5) Child deceased432.8
Missing2095 
TOTAL1533100.0
202) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE HAD CHILDREN: Please list the current age of each child (including any adopted or stepchildren). (Leave the space blank for any child who has died.) - Fourth child (KIDAGE4)
TOTAL%
1) 5 years or less426.3
2) 6-17 years9614.5
3) 18-24 years12418.7
4) 25 years or older37756.9
5) Child deceased243.6
Missing2965 
TOTAL663100.0
203) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE HAD CHILDREN: Please list the current age of each child (including any adopted or stepchildren). (Leave the space blank for any child who has died.) - Fifth child (KIDAGE5)
TOTAL%
1) 5 years or less93.6
2) 6-17 years3112.4
3) 18-24 years6626.5
4) 25 years or older13554.2
5) Child deceased83.2
Missing3379 
TOTAL249100.0
204) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE HAD CHILDREN: Please list the current age of each child (including any adopted or stepchildren). (Leave the space blank for any child who has died.) - Sixth child (KIDAGE6)
TOTAL%
1) 5 years or less21.8
2) 6-17 years1311.9
3) 18-24 years2119.3
4) 25 years or older6963.3
5) Child deceased43.7
Missing3519 
TOTAL109100.0
205) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE HAD CHILDREN: Please list the current age of each child (including any adopted or stepchildren). (Leave the space blank for any child who has died.) - Seventh child (KIDAGE7)
TOTAL%
1) 5 years or less12.4
2) 6-17 years49.8
3) 18-24 years1126.8
4) 25 years or older2253.7
5) Child deceased37.3
Missing3587 
TOTAL41100.0
206) Generally speaking, do you think of yourself as a Republican, Democrat, Independent, or other? (POLPARTY)
TOTAL%
1) Democrat 133937.5
2) Independent 71319.9
3) Republican 146340.9
4) Other 310.9
5) Non-voting citizen60.2
9) Not applicable230.6
Missing53 
TOTAL3575100.0
207) Which of these best describes your usual stand on political issues? (POLSTAND)
TOTAL%
1) Very liberal1604.5
2) Liberal 77321.7
3) Moderate 165446.3
4) Conservative91825.7
5) Very conservative591.7
9) Response not applicable60.2
Missing58 
TOTAL3570100.0
208) How many people (counting yourself) live in your household? (Do not include students who live elsewhere while they attend college or university.) (HSHLDNBR)
TOTAL%
1) 1 (I live alone.)36610.2
2) 2 165045.9
3) 3 62717.5
4) 4 62217.3
5) 5 2366.6
6) 6 681.9
7) 7 or more110.3
8) Not applicable (I live in a dormitory, nursing home, or other institutional housing.)110.3
Missing37 
TOTAL3591100.0
209) DASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO DID NOT DESCRIBE THEIR CURRENT RESIDENCE AS DORMITORY, BARRACKS, OR OTHER INSTITUTIONAL HOUSING AND DO NOT LIVE ALONE: Please describe the other people in your household by indicating their relationship to you. - Spouse (HSHLD1)
TOTAL%
0) None 55115.3
1) Spouse306184.7
Missing16 
TOTAL3612100.0
210) DASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO DID NOT DESCRIBE THEIR CURRENT RESIDENCE AS DORMITORY, BARRACKS, OR OTHER INSTITUTIONAL HOUSING AND DO NOT LIVE ALONE: Please describe the other people in your household by indicating their relationship to you, and how many there are. - Daughter(s) (HSHLD2)
TOTAL%
0) None 262272.6
1) 73920.5
2) 2145.9
3) 361.0
4) 10.0
Missing16 
TOTAL3612100.0
211) DASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO DID NOT DESCRIBE THEIR CURRENT RESIDENCE AS DORMITORY, BARRACKS, OR OTHER INSTITUTIONAL HOUSING AND DO NOT LIVE ALONE: Please describe the other people in your household by indicating their relationship to you, and how many there are. - Son(s) (HSHLD3)
TOTAL%
0) None 258471.5
1) 71919.9
2) 2617.2
3) 431.2
4) 50.1
Missing16 
TOTAL3612100.0
212) DASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO DID NOT DESCRIBE THEIR CURRENT RESIDENCE AS DORMITORY, BARRACKS, OR OTHER INSTITUTIONAL HOUSING AND DO NOT LIVE ALONE: Please describe the other people in your household by indicating their relationship to you, and how many there are. - Stepchildren (HSHLD4)
TOTAL%
0) None 355298.3
1) 381.1
2) 160.4
3) 60.2
Missing16 
TOTAL3612100.0
213) DASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO DID NOT DESCRIBE THEIR CURRENT RESIDENCE AS DORMITORY, BARRACKS, OR OTHER INSTITUTIONAL HOUSING AND DO NOT LIVE ALONE: Please describe the other people in your household by indicating their relationship to you, and how many there are. - Grandchildren (HSHLD5)
TOTAL%
0) None 358599.3
1) 180.5
2) 40.1
3) 50.1
Missing16 
TOTAL3612100.0
214) DASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO DID NOT DESCRIBE THEIR CURRENT RESIDENCE AS DORMITORY, BARRACKS, OR OTHER INSTITUTIONAL HOUSING AND DO NOT LIVE ALONE: Please describe the other people in your household by indicating their relationship to you, and how many there are. - Parents and/or in-laws (HSHLD6)
TOTAL%
0) None 351697.3
1) 50.1
2) 320.9
3) 70.2
4) 230.6
5) 270.7
6) 10.0
7) 10.0
Missing16 
TOTAL3612100.0
215) DASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO DID NOT DESCRIBE THEIR CURRENT RESIDENCE AS DORMITORY, BARRACKS, OR OTHER INSTITUTIONAL HOUSING AND DO NOT LIVE ALONE: Please describe the other people in your household by indicating their relationship to you, and how many there are. - Siblings (HSHLD7)
TOTAL%
0) None 359299.4
1) 110.3
2) 80.2
5) 10.0
Missing16 
TOTAL3612100.0
216) DASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO DID NOT DESCRIBE THEIR CURRENT RESIDENCE AS DORMITORY, BARRACKS, OR OTHER INSTITUTIONAL HOUSING AND DO NOT LIVE ALONE: Please describe the other people in your household by indicating their relationship to you, and how many there are. - Aunts, uncles, and/or other relatives (HSHLD8)
TOTAL%
0) None 358999.4
1) 220.6
6) 10.0
Missing16 
TOTAL3612100.0
217) DASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO DID NOT DESCRIBE THEIR CURRENT RESIDENCE AS DORMITORY, BARRACKS, OR OTHER INSTITUTIONAL HOUSING AND DO NOT LIVE ALONE: Please describe the other people in your household by indicating their relationship to you, and how many there are. - Grandparents (HSHLD9)
TOTAL%
0) None 361099.9
2) 10.0
3) 10.0
Missing16 
TOTAL3612100.0
218) DASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO DID NOT DESCRIBE THEIR CURRENT RESIDENCE AS DORMITORY, BARRACKS, OR OTHER INSTITUTIONAL HOUSING AND DO NOT LIVE ALONE: Please describe the other people in your household by indicating their relationship to you, and how many there are. - Others (HSHLD10)
TOTAL%
0) None 352697.6
1) Friend or roommate250.7
2) More than one friend or roommate50.1
3) Three friends30.1
10) Cohabitant120.3
11) Cohabitant and child20.1
20) Foster child40.1
21) Two foster children60.2
30) Boarder or roomers60.2
31) Two boarders20.1
40) Foreign student80.2
41) Two foreign students10.0
50) Landlord 40.1
63) Refugee family10.0
70) Household staff50.1
93) Two students, Japanese student, friend10.0
96) Two disabled adults10.0
Missing16 
TOTAL3612100.0
219) Is the home in which you currently live... (HOME)
TOTAL%
1) Rented by you3329.3
2) Owned by you free and clear of mortgage82623.2
3) Owned by you with a mortgage182451.3
4) Owned by congregation51514.5
5) Other150.4
6) Shared by you and the church40.1
7) Owned by relatives/parents280.8
8) Owned by employer100.3
9) Miscellaneous10.0
Missing73 
TOTAL3555100.0
220) Which of the following best describes your current residence? (RESIDENC)
TOTAL%
1) Building of duplexes, triplexes or quadriplexes892.5
2) Building of apartments1504.2
3) Building of townhomes1424.0
4) Mobile home, on a lot you own140.4
5) Mobile home, on a lot you rent280.8
6) Single family house, detached from other houses311788.0
8) Motor home10.0
Missing87 
TOTAL3541100.0
221) Which of these broad categories best describes your approximate total family income from all sources (including housing and other allowances), before taxes, in 1989? (If you live alone, please answer in terms of your personal income.) (INCOME)
TOTAL%
1) $15,000-$24,99958516.7
2) $25,000-$49,999157345.0
3) $50,000-$99,999111431.9
4) $100,000 or more2236.4
Missing133 
TOTAL3495100.0
222) In 1989, what percentage of your family's total pre-tax income from all sources (including pensions, investments, housing allowances, etc.) did you contribute to your church? (TOCHURCH)
TOTAL%
1) 2% or less 60218.2
2) 3%-6% 120236.3
3) 7%-9% 56016.9
4) 10% or more94628.6
5) Unspecified10.0
Missing317 
TOTAL3311100.0
223) What is your race/ethnicity? (RACE)
TOTAL%
1) American Indian, Native American391.1
2) Asian American, Pacific Islander401.1
3) African American, Black501.4
4) Hispanic, Spanish American220.6
5) White, Caucasian342195.5
6) Other (specify)50.1
9) Response not applicable40.1
Missing47 
TOTAL3581100.0
224) SIZEM (SIZEM)
TOTAL%
1) 0-991409.5
2) 100-19921914.8
3) 200-29924116.3
4) 300-49928619.3
5) 500-99930820.8
6) 1000-MORE28719.4
Missing2147 
TOTAL1481100.0
225) Age group 1 (AGEGRP1)
TOTAL%
1) 19 and younger100.3
2) 20-24 160.4
3) 25-29 782.2
4) 30-34 2466.8
5) 35-39 41211.4
6) 40-44 44012.2
7) 45-49 37010.3
8) 50-54 38010.6
9) 55-59 48713.5
10) 60-64 48413.4
11) 65-69 2888.0
12) 70-74 1935.4
13) 75-79 1183.3
14) 80-84 621.7
15) 85 and older150.4
Missing29 
TOTAL3599100.0
226) Age group 2 (AGEGRP2)
TOTAL%
1) Under 4076221.2
2) 40-49 97127.0
3) 50-59 116732.4
4) 60 and older69919.4
Missing29 
TOTAL3599100.0
227) Index on relativism (see summary documentation for index construction) (RELATVSM)
TOTAL%
1) Low 187854.0
2) Medium 129837.3
3) High3028.7
Missing150 
TOTAL3478100.0
228) Index on (CHRISTON)
TOTAL%
1) Low 131137.2
2) Medium 121934.6
3) High99328.2
Missing105 
TOTAL3523100.0
229) Index on universalism (see summary documentation for index construction) (UNIVERSL)
TOTAL%
1) Low 223463.0
2) Medium 79222.3
3) High51814.6
Missing84 
TOTAL3544100.0
230) Index on otherworldliness (see summary documentation for index construction) (OTHERWD1)
TOTAL%
1) Low 125035.7
2) Medium 157845.0
3) High67719.3
Missing123 
TOTAL3505100.0
231) Index on otherworldliness (see summary documentation for index construction) (OTHERWD2)
TOTAL%
1) Low 176049.9
2) Medium 113132.1
3) High63518.0
Missing102 
TOTAL3526100.0
232) Index on individualism (see summary documentation for index construction) (INDIVDSM)
TOTAL%
1) Low 97027.8
2) Medium 210460.3
3) High41812.0
Missing136 
TOTAL3492100.0
233) Has respondent ever been married or never been married? (EVERMAR)
TOTAL%
1) Has been married341297.2
2) Has never been married992.8
Missing117 
TOTAL3511100.0
234) ASKED ONLY OF CLERGY AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY: How many congregations do you regularly serve or attend? (CSERVE)
TOTAL%
1) One146484.8
2) Two or more18010.4
3) Retired 372.1
4) Other response462.7
Missing1901 
TOTAL1727100.0
235) ASKED ONLY OF CLERGY AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY: In what year were you ordained as a minister of the Word and Sacrament? (CORDAIND)
TOTAL%
1) Prior to 1950442.5
2) 1950-1959 36020.5
3) 1960-1969 39622.6
4) 1970-1979 39822.7
5) 1980-199055631.7
Missing1874 
TOTAL1754100.0
236) ASKED ONLY OF CLERGY AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY: If you were ordained by a denomination other than the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) or one of its predecessor denominations, name that body. (CDENORD)
TOTAL%
1) Baptist 3628.6
2) Methodist 129.5
3) Lutheran 54.0
4) Episcopal 54.0
5) United Church of Christ118.7
6) Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)43.2
8) Reformed churches129.5
9) Other Presbyterian2318.3
11) Other 1814.3
Missing3502 
TOTAL126100.0
237) ASKED ONLY OF CLERGY AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY: Are you presently enrolled in a graduate school, seminary, or theological school? (CSCHOOL)
TOTAL%
1) No 158590.9
2) Yes1589.1
Missing1885 
TOTAL1743100.0
238) ASKED ONLY OF CLERGY AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY: Please indicate the theological degrees you have received. First mention (CTHDEGR1)
TOTAL%
1) Bible college382.2
2) Bachelor of Divinity, Master of Divinity161692.4
3) Master's degree, Master of Religious Education, Master of Christian Education171.0
4) Master's in Theology, Master of Systematic Theology100.6
5) Doctor of Ministry593.4
6) Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Theology, Doctor of Systematic Theology30.2
7) Other50.3
Missing1880 
TOTAL1748100.0
239) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE CLERGY AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY WHO HAVE RECEIVED A B.D./M.DIV.: In what year did you receive your degree? (CYRDEGR1)
TOTAL%
1) Before 1950422.5
2) 1950-1959 35520.7
3) 1960-1969 40823.8
4) 1970-1979 40123.4
5) 1980-199050529.5
Missing1917 
TOTAL1711100.0
240) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE CLERGY AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY WHO HAVE RECEIVED A B.D./M.DIV.: From what institution did you receive your degree? (category labels unavailable) (CSCHDGR1)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL174874.06272
241) ASKED ONLY OF CLERGY AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY: Please indicate which theological degrees you have received. Second mention (CTHDEGR2)
TOTAL%
1) Bible college10.2
2) Bachelor of Divinity, Master of Divinity386.8
3) Master's degree, Master of Religious Education, Master of Christian Education6912.3
4) Master's in Theology, Master of Systematic Theology16629.5
5) Doctor of Ministry21738.6
6) Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Theology, Doctor of Systematic Theology508.9
7) Other213.7
Missing3066 
TOTAL562100.0
242) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE CLERGY AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY WHO HAVE RECEIVED A D.MIN.: In what year did you receive your degree? (CYRDEGR2)
TOTAL%
1) Prior to 195071.3
2) 1950-1959 539.6
3) 1960-1969 11320.4
4) 1970-1979 16129.1
5) 1980-199022039.7
Missing3074 
TOTAL554100.0
243) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE CLERGY AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY WHO HAVE RECEIVED A D.MIN.: From what institution did you receive your degree? (category labels unavailable) (CSCHDGR2)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL55893.17681
244) ASKED ONLY OF CLERGY AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY: Please indicate which theological degrees you have received. Third mention (CTHDEGR3)
TOTAL%
1) Bible college21.8
2) Bachelor of Divinity, Master of Divinity10.9
3) Master's degree, Master of Religious Education, Master of Christian Education10.9
4) Master's in Theology, Master of Systematic Theology87.1
5) Doctor of Ministry5650.0
6) Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Theology, Doctor of Systematic Theology3531.3
7) Other98.0
Missing3516 
TOTAL112100.0
245) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE CLERGY AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY WHO HAVE RECEIVED A Th.D./Ph.D.: In what year did you receive your degree? (CYRDEGR3)
TOTAL%
1) Before 195010.9
2) 1950-1959 65.5
3) 1960-1969 87.3
4) 1970-1979 4945.0
5) 1980-19904541.3
Missing3519 
TOTAL109100.0
246) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE CLERGY AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY WHO HAVE RECEIVED A PH.D./TH.D.: From what institution did you receive your degree? (category labels unavailable) (CSCHDGR3)
TOTAL%
0) 43.6
6) 10.9
11) 32.7
12) 1311.6
15) 10.9
19) 10.9
35) 43.6
44) 21.8
47) 10.9
54) 108.9
57) 21.8
60) 32.7
61) 32.7
62) 10.9
64) 21.8
66) 10.9
83) 10.9
105) 10.9
119) 10.9
120) 10.9
125) 1311.6
132) 10.9
136) 10.9
138) 10.9
139) 21.8
146) 32.7
148) 10.9
154) 10.9
171) 98.0
197) 10.9
207) 21.8
299) 43.6
301) 10.9
304) 10.9
307) 21.8
309) 21.8
318) 10.9
321) 10.9
325) 10.9
334) 10.9
336) 10.9
355) 21.8
363) 10.9
374) 10.9
385) 10.9
389) 10.9
Missing3516 
TOTAL112100.0
247) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE CLERGY AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY WHO GRADUATED FROM COLLEGE OR DID SOME GRADUATE WORK: Specify your major. (EDMAJORC)
TOTAL%
1) Accounting 241.5
2) Agriculture 40.2
3) Anthropology 120.7
4) Art, Architecture311.9
5) Biology 201.2
6) Chemistry 50.3
7) Computer Science362.2
8) Economics 1076.5
9) Education 191.1
10) Engineering 16510.0
11) English, Comparative Literature30.2
12) Finance 311.9
13) Foreign Language, Area Studies23414.1
14) Geography 80.5
15) Geology 40.2
16) Health Professions40.2
17) History, Classical Civilization402.4
18) Home Economics, Family Studies633.8
19) Journalism 10.1
20) Management 181.1
21) Marketing 10.1
22) Mathematics 261.6
23) Military Science1136.8
24) Music 90.5
25) Philosophy 613.7
26) Physics 201.2
27) Political Science16810.2
28) Pre-Law 20112.2
29) Psychology 311.9
30) Religion (including pre-ministerial)1237.4
31) Social Work 120.7
32) Sociology 382.3
33) Theatre 120.7
34) Other100.6
Missing1974 
TOTAL1654100.0
248) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE CLERGY AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY WITH A B.D. OR M.DIV.: Before entering seminary for your B.D. or M.Div., were you engaged in any long-term secular job or career? (CPREDEGR)
TOTAL%
1) No 121169.2
2) Yes53930.8
Missing1878 
TOTAL1750100.0
249) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE CLERGY AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY WITH A B.D. OR M.DIV. THAT WERE ENGAGED IN ANY LONG-TERM SECULAR JOB OR CAREER: How long were you in that job or career? (CJOBTIME)
TOTAL%
1) 1 year or less331.9
2) 2-3 years1307.4
3) 4-5 years1146.5
4) 6-10 years1387.9
5) 11-15 years643.7
6) 16-25 years472.7
7) 26 or more years90.5
Missing1878 
TOTAL535100.0
250) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE CLERGY AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY WITH A B.D. OR M.DIV. THAT WERE ENGAGED IN ANY LONG-TERM SECULAR JOB OR CAREER: Please describe your occupation in that job or career. (CQJOB)
TOTAL%
1) Executive, administrative, and managerial occupations8515.9
2) Professional specialty occupations21740.5
3) Technicians and related support occupations213.9
4) Sales occupations5610.4
5) Administrative support occupations, including clerical407.5
7) Protective service occupations50.9
8) Service occupations, except protective and household91.7
9) Farming, forestry, and fishing occupations81.5
10) Precision production, craft, and repair occupations305.6
11) Machine operators, assemblers, and inspectors50.9
12) Transportation and material moving occupations10.2
13) Handlers, equipment cleaners, helpers, and laborers20.4
14) Military 5410.1
16) More than one occupation listed30.6
Missing3092 
TOTAL536100.0
251) ASKED ONLY OF CLERGY AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY: At the present time are you serving a congregation in a pastoral position? (CPSTRPOS)
TOTAL%
1) No 34219.6
2) Yes140580.4
Missing1881 
TOTAL1747100.0
252) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE CLERGY AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY SERVING A CONGREGATION IN A PASTORAL POSITION: Do you consider yourself a full time or part time parish pastor? (CPSTRTIM)
TOTAL%
1) Full time 118083.9
2) Part time22716.1
Missing2221 
TOTAL1407100.0
253) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE CLERGY AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY SERVING A CONGREGATION IN A PASTORAL POSITION: What is your present position in your congregation(s)? (CPOSITIN)
TOTAL%
1) Solo pastor74452.5
2) Senior pastor22315.7
3) Assistant/Associate pastor18312.9
4) Co-pastor 473.3
5) Stated or temporary supply664.7
6) Interim pastor896.3
7) Tentmaker 231.6
8) Pastor emeritus20.1
9) Parish Associate261.8
10) Other130.9
Missing2212 
TOTAL1416100.0
254) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE CLERGY AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY WHO ARE NOT SERVING A CONGREGATION IN A PASTORAL POSITION: In what type of non-parish ministry or other work are you currently engaged? (COTHERWK)
TOTAL%
1) Faculty/staff at an educational institution9519.2
2) Campus minister163.2
3) Chaplain 7314.7
4) Missionary 40.8
5) Presbytery staff448.9
6) Synod staff81.6
7) National staff of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)193.8
8) Staff of an ecumenical or non-denominational agency173.4
9) Professional pastoral counselor265.2
10) Other employment in a church-related setting316.3
11) Other employment9920.0
12) Retired 479.5
13) Unemployed 132.6
14) Student 30.6
15) Homemaker10.2
Missing3132 
TOTAL496100.0
255) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE CLERGY AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY WHO ARE NOT SERVING A CONGREGATION IN A PASTORAL POSITION AND ARE CURRENTLY ENGAGED IN FACULTY/STAFF AT AN EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION, CAMPUS MINISTER, OR CHAPLAIN: For what type of institution do you work? (COTHINST)
TOTAL%
1) Military 136.3
2) High School42.0
3) College or University8340.5
4) Seminary or Other Theological School2713.2
5) Hospital or Other Medical Facility3919.0
6) Other3919.0
Missing3423 
TOTAL205100.0
256) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE CLERGY AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY WHO ARE NOT SERVING A CONGREGATION IN A PASTORAL POSITION AND ARE CURRENTLY ENGAGED IN FACULTY/STAFF AT AN EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION, CAMPUS MINISTER, OR CHAPLAIN AND NOT WORKING IN A MILITARY INSTITUTION: Is your institution affiliated with the Presbyterian Church? (CINSTPRS)
TOTAL%
1) No 15370.2
2) Yes6529.8
Missing3410 
TOTAL218100.0
257) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE CLERGY WHO ARE MARRIED AND THEIR HUSBANDS OR WIVES HAVE GRADUATED FROM COLLEGE OR HAD SOME GRADUATE WORK: Please specify your spouse's major. (SPMAJORC)
TOTAL%
1) Accounting 60.5
2) Agriculture 30.2
3) Anthropology 262.1
4) Art, Architecture252.0
5) Biology 70.6
6) Chemistry 40.3
7) Computer Science30.2
8) Economics 34027.7
9) Education 70.6
10) Engineering 584.7
11) English, Comparative Literature20.2
12) Finance 272.2
13) Foreign Language, Area Studies231.9
14) Geography 443.6
16) Health Professions10.1
17) History, Classical Civilization322.6
18) Home Economics, Family Studies352.9
19) Journalism 10.1
20) Management 161.3
22) Mathematics 453.7
23) Military Science80.7
24) Music 20.2
25) Philosophy 30.2
26) Physics 151.2
27) Political Science635.1
28) Pre-Law 21117.2
29) Psychology 302.4
30) Religion (including pre-ministerial)262.1
31) Social Work 60.5
32) Sociology 211.7
33) Theatre 12710.4
34) Other90.7
Missing2402 
TOTAL1226100.0
258) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE CLERGY AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY WHO ARE MARRIED: Is your husband or wife an ordained minister? (CORDSPS)
TOTAL%
1) No 140891.0
2) Yes, but not a parish pastor372.4
3) Yes, co-pastor with me452.9
4) Yes, pastor/associate of another Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) congregation452.9
5) Yes, pastor/associate of a congregation affiliated with another denomination130.8
Missing2080 
TOTAL1548100.0
259) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE CLERGY WHO ARE MARRIED AND THEIR HUSBANDS OR WIVES ARE NOT ORDAINED MINISTERS: What is your husband's or wife's usual occupation? (SPOCCUPC)
TOTAL%
1) Executive, administrative, and managerial occupations11610.5
2) Professional specialty occupations71164.1
3) Technicians and related support occupations252.3
4) Sales occupations494.4
5) Administrative support occupations, including clerical16815.1
6) Private household occupations10.1
7) Protective service occupations20.2
8) Service occupations, except protective and household201.8
9) Farming, forestry, and fishing occupations30.3
10) Precision production, craft, and repair occupations100.9
11) Machine operators, assemblers, and inspectors20.2
12) Transportation and material moving occupations10.1
13) Handlers, equipment cleaners, helpers, and laborers10.1
14) Military 10.1
Missing2518 
TOTAL1110100.0
260) CLERGY AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY SAMPLE ONLY: Year ordained (YEARORD)
TOTAL%
1) 1900-1949 171.4
2) 1950-1959 22718.3
3) 1960-1969 26821.6
4) 1970-1979 29123.4
5) 1980-199144035.4
Missing2385 
TOTAL1243100.0
261) CLERGY AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY SAMPLE ONLY: Does respondent have a Bachelor's or Master's degree in Divinity? (BDMDIV)
TOTAL%
1) Has degree164893.7
2) Does not have degree1106.3
Missing1870 
TOTAL1758100.0
262) CLERGY AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY SAMPLE ONLY: Does respondent have a Doctor of Ministry degree? (DMIN)
TOTAL%
1) Has degree33218.9
2) Does not have degree142681.1
Missing1870 
TOTAL1758100.0
263) CLERGY AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY SAMPLE ONLY: Does respondent have a Doctor of Philosophy or Theology degree? (PHDTHD)
TOTAL%
1) Has degree885.0
2) Does not have degree167095.0
Missing1870 
TOTAL1758100.0
264) CLERGY AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY SAMPLE ONLY: Does respondent have a any other degrees? (OTHDEGR)
TOTAL%
1) Has degree32618.5
2) Does not have degree143281.5
Missing1870 
TOTAL1758100.0
265) I-SEX: What is your sex? (For use with on-line analysis.) (I-SEX)
TOTAL%
1) Female 123534.3
2) Male236765.7
Missing26 
TOTAL3602100.0
266) I-MARITAL: What is your present marital status? (For use with on-line analysis.) (I-MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Married 308485.5
2) Not married52214.5
Missing22 
TOTAL3606100.0
267) I-REGION: Region (for use with on-line analysis) (I-REGION)
TOTAL%
1) South 128735.8
2) West 58516.3
3) Northeast 75120.9
4) Midwest97627.1
Missing29 
TOTAL3599100.0
268) I-INCOME: Which of these broad categories best describes your approximate total family income from all sources (including housing and other allowances), before taxes, in 1989? (If you live alone, please answer in terms of your personal income.) (For use with on-line analysis.) (I-INCOME)
TOTAL%
1) $15,000-$24,99958516.7
2) $25,000-$49,999157345.0
3) $50,000-$99,999111431.9
4) $100,000 or more2236.4
Missing133 
TOTAL3495100.0
269) I-EDUCHI: What is the highest level of education you have attained? (Recoded for use with on-line analysis.) (I-EDUCHI)
TOTAL%
1) 561.6
2) High schl70419.7
3) College209258.5
4) Grad72420.2
Missing52 
TOTAL3576100.0
270) I-AGE: What is your present age? (Recoded for use with on-line analysis.) (I-AGE)
TOTAL%
1) <35 years3499.7
2) 35-44 yrs85223.7
3) 45-54 yrs75020.8
4) 55-64 yrs97127.0
5) 65+ years67618.8
Missing30 
TOTAL3598100.0
271) I-RACE: What is your race/ethnicity? (Recoded for use with on-line analysis.) (I-RACE)
TOTAL%
1) White342195.5
2) Non-white1604.5
Missing47 
TOTAL3581100.0
272) I-POLPARTY: Generally speaking, do you think of yourself as a Republican, Democrat, Independent, or other? (Recoded for use with on-line analysis.) (I-POLPARTY)
TOTAL%
1) Democrat133937.5
2) Independen71319.9
3) Republican146340.9
4) Other/NA601.7
Missing53 
TOTAL3575100.0
273) I-SAMPLE: Sample of respondents (for use with on-line analysis) (I-SAMPLE)
TOTAL%
1) Members94426.1
2) Elders91025.2
3) Pastors124434.4
4) Spec clerg51414.2
Missing16 
TOTAL3612100.0