Presbyterian Panel Survey, August 1992: Christian Education and Nurture

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All frequencies are raw numbers (no weights used).
1) Identification number (IDCODE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL308523624.8549875
2) Please think back to religious activities you participated in during your childhood and your youth. During that time, to what extent, if any, did you participate in each of the following activities? -- Attendance at worship services (RELACT1)
TOTAL%
1) Participated frequently251882.2
2) Participated occasionally33410.9
3) Participated rarely1504.9
4) Did not participate521.7
5) Activity not available90.3
Missing22 
TOTAL3063100.0
3) Please think back to religious activities you participated in during your childhood and your youth. During that time, to what extent, if any, did you participate in each of the following activities? -- Attendance at Sunday church school (RELACT2)
TOTAL%
1) Participated frequently253883.3
2) Participated occasionally2598.5
3) Participated rarely1153.8
4) Did not participate923.0
5) Activity not available441.4
Missing37 
TOTAL3048100.0
4) Please think back to religious activities you participated in during your childhood and your youth. During that time, to what extent, if any, did you participate in each of the following activities? -- Choir participation (RELACT3)
TOTAL%
1) Participated frequently103535.3
2) Participated occasionally41314.1
3) Participated rarely2428.3
4) Did not participate98233.5
5) Activity not available2618.9
Missing152 
TOTAL2933100.0
5) Please think back to religious activities you participated in during your childhood and your youth. During that time, to what extent, if any, did you participate in each of the following activities? -- Mid-week/weekday events (RELACT4)
TOTAL%
1) Participated frequently74025.4
2) Participated occasionally61321.0
3) Participated rarely43014.8
4) Did not participate58119.9
5) Activity not available55018.9
Missing171 
TOTAL2914100.0
6) Please think back to religious activities you participated in during your childhood and your youth. During that time, to what extent, if any, did you participate in each of the following activities? -- Youth group (RELACT5)
TOTAL%
1) Participated frequently191364.0
2) Participated occasionally37912.7
3) Participated rarely1806.0
4) Did not participate30810.3
5) Activity not available2107.0
Missing95 
TOTAL2990100.0
7) Please think back to religious activities you participated in during your childhood and your youth. During that time, to what extent, if any, did you participate in each of the following activities? -- Vacation Bible school (RELACT6)
TOTAL%
1) Participated frequently143948.7
2) Participated occasionally45715.5
3) Participated rarely2648.9
4) Did not participate43814.8
5) Activity not available35912.1
Missing128 
TOTAL2957100.0
8) Please think back to religious activities you participated in during your childhood and your youth. During that time, to what extent, if any, did you participate in each of the following activities? -- Weekend or overnight retreats (RELACT7)
TOTAL%
1) Participated frequently58420.0
2) Participated occasionally56819.4
3) Participated rarely36412.5
4) Did not participate59820.5
5) Activity not available80827.7
Missing163 
TOTAL2922100.0
9) Please think back to religious activities you participated in during your childhood and your youth. During that time, to what extent, if any, did you participate in each of the following activities? -- Summer church camp (RELACT8)
TOTAL%
1) Participated frequently76526.1
2) Participated occasionally47416.2
3) Participated rarely33111.3
4) Did not participate83328.4
5) Activity not available52718.0
Missing155 
TOTAL2930100.0
10) Please think back to religious activities you participated in during your childhood and your youth. During that time, to what extent, if any, did you participate in each of the following activities? -- Faith discussions with members of my family (RELACT9)
TOTAL%
1) Participated frequently55518.7
2) Participated occasionally90430.5
3) Participated rarely83928.3
4) Did not participate50917.2
5) Activity not available1585.3
Missing120 
TOTAL2965100.0
11) Please think back to religious activities you participated in during your childhood and your youth. During that time, to what extent, if any, did you participate in each of the following activities? -- Individual faith discussions with my pastor(s) (RELACT10)
TOTAL%
1) Participated frequently2638.9
2) Participated occasionally72224.6
3) Participated rarely83928.5
4) Did not participate89630.5
5) Activity not available2197.5
Missing146 
TOTAL2939100.0
12) Please think back to religious activities you participated in during your childhood and your youth. During that time, to what extent, if any, did you participate in each of the following activities? -- Other small group sessions with my pastor(s) (RELACT11)
TOTAL%
1) Participated frequently29710.1
2) Participated occasionally72324.6
3) Participated rarely69823.8
4) Did not participate82728.2
5) Activity not available39213.3
Missing148 
TOTAL2937100.0
13) During your childhood or youth, did you participate in a confirmation or commissioning class? (CONFRMTN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes205767.5
2) No99232.5
Missing36 
TOTAL3049100.0
14) To what extent, if any, did each of the following activities contribute to your understanding of the Christian faith and life? -- Attendance at worship services (UNDFTH1)
TOTAL%
1) Great contribution164153.9
2) Moderate contribution98532.3
3) Small contribution32310.6
4) No contribution391.3
5) Did not participate571.9
Missing40 
TOTAL3045100.0
15) To what extent, if any, did each of the following activities contribute to your understanding of the Christian faith and life? -- Attendance at Sunday church school (UNDFTH2)
TOTAL%
1) Great contribution177958.3
2) Moderate contribution83027.2
3) Small contribution2678.8
4) No contribution571.9
5) Did not participate1173.8
Missing35 
TOTAL3050100.0
16) To what extent, if any, did each of the following activities contribute to your understanding of the Christian faith and life? -- Choir participation (UNDFTH3)
TOTAL%
1) Great contribution43014.6
2) Moderate contribution51017.3
3) Small contribution55318.7
4) No contribution38012.9
5) Did not participate107736.5
Missing135 
TOTAL2950100.0
17) To what extent, if any, did each of the following activities contribute to your understanding of the Christian faith and life? -- Mid-week/weekday events (UNDFTH4)
TOTAL%
1) Great contribution35712.3
2) Moderate contribution51817.9
3) Small contribution63021.8
4) No contribution34411.9
5) Did not participate104736.2
Missing189 
TOTAL2896100.0
18) To what extent, if any, did each of the following activities contribute to your understanding of the Christian faith and life? -- Youth group (UNDFTH5)
TOTAL%
1) Great contribution117139.5
2) Moderate contribution73724.8
3) Small contribution43114.5
4) No contribution1685.7
5) Did not participate45915.5
Missing119 
TOTAL2966100.0
19) To what extent, if any, did each of the following activities contribute to your understanding of the Christian faith and life? -- Vacation Bible school (UNDFTH6)
TOTAL%
1) Great contribution60020.4
2) Moderate contribution77826.4
3) Small contribution60720.6
4) No contribution2408.1
5) Did not participate72124.5
Missing139 
TOTAL2946100.0
20) To what extent, if any, did each of the following activities contribute to your understanding of the Christian faith and life? -- Weekend or overnight retreats (UNDFTH7)
TOTAL%
1) Great contribution48416.6
2) Moderate contribution47816.4
3) Small contribution39213.5
4) No contribution29310.1
5) Did not participate126743.5
Missing171 
TOTAL2914100.0
21) To what extent, if any, did each of the following activities contribute to your understanding of the Christian faith and life? -- Summer church camp (UNDFTH8)
TOTAL%
1) Great contribution70323.9
2) Moderate contribution41614.2
3) Small contribution34211.6
4) No contribution2809.5
5) Did not participate119640.7
Missing148 
TOTAL2937100.0
22) To what extent, if any, did each of the following activities contribute to your understanding of the Christian faith and life? -- Faith discussions with members of my family (UNDFTH9)
TOTAL%
1) Great contribution71424.1
2) Moderate contribution71624.2
3) Small contribution71724.2
4) No contribution2939.9
5) Did not participate52317.7
Missing122 
TOTAL2963100.0
23) To what extent, if any, did each of the following activities contribute to your understanding of the Christian faith and life? -- Individual faith discussions with my pastor(s) (UNDFTH10)
TOTAL%
1) Great contribution45015.4
2) Moderate contribution59020.2
3) Small contribution69223.7
4) No contribution35112.0
5) Did not participate83928.7
Missing163 
TOTAL2922100.0
24) To what extent, if any, did each of the following activities contribute to your understanding of the Christian faith and life? -- Other small group sessions with my pastor(s) (UNDFTH11)
TOTAL%
1) Great contribution33811.5
2) Moderate contribution59820.4
3) Small contribution67222.9
4) No contribution37412.7
5) Did not participate95632.5
Missing147 
TOTAL2938100.0
25) To what extent, if any, did each of the following activities contribute to your understanding of the Christian faith and life? -- Confirmation or commissioning class(es) (UNDFTH12)
TOTAL%
1) Great contribution59320.1
2) Moderate contribution76225.8
3) Small contribution55118.6
4) No contribution2297.7
5) Did not participate82227.8
Missing128 
TOTAL2957100.0
26) Can you recall one positive learning experience during your childhood (i.e., ages 12 and under) which had more significance than any other in shaping your Christian faith and life? (POSEXP1)
TOTAL%
1) Yes137746.0
2) No161654.0
Missing92 
TOTAL2993100.0
27) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO CAN RECALL ONE POSITIVE LEARNING EXPERIENCE DURING THEIR CHILDHOOD (I.E., AGES 12 AND UNDER) WHICH HAD MORE SIGNIFICANCE THAN ANY OTHER IN SHAPING THEIR CHRISITAN FAITH AND LIFE: Please describe briefly. (POSEXP2)
TOTAL%
1) Church/Sunday School class and teachers30323.1
2) Other ongoing church programs and leaders15812.1
3) Special church programs/events665.0
4) Programs beyond local congregation342.6
5) Worship/sacraments916.9
6) Camps/conferences/retreats1027.8
7) Parents/home/family/relatives21816.6
8) Neighbors/friends/other people503.8
9) Response to crisis in life433.3
10) Other personal life-shaping experiences13510.3
11) Miscellaneous110.8
14) Important relationship with a pastor/other individual10.1
15) Work or service experience50.4
16) Bible/catechism947.2
Missing1774 
TOTAL1311100.0
28) Can you recall one positive learning experience during your youth (i.e., ages 13 to 18) which had more significance than any other in shaping your Christian faith and life? (POSEXP3)
TOTAL%
1) Yes175759.2
2) No121140.8
Missing117 
TOTAL2968100.0
29) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO CAN RECALL ONE POSITIVE LEARNING EXPERIENCE DURING THEIR YOUTH (I.E., AGES 13 TO 18) WHICH HAD MORE SIGNIFICANCE THAN ANY OTHER IN SHAPING THEIR CHRISITAN FAITH AND LIFE: Please describe briefly. (POSEXP4)
TOTAL%
1) Church/Sunday School class and teachers684.1
2) Other ongoing church programs and leaders935.6
3) Special church programs/events201.2
4) Programs beyond local congregation724.3
5) Worship/sacraments653.9
6) Camps/conferences/retreats41825.1
7) Parents/home/family/relatives583.5
8) Neighbors/friends/other people472.8
9) Response to crisis in life412.5
10) Other personal life-shaping experiences21613.0
11) Miscellaneous221.3
13) Youth group participation (discussions, social)20812.5
14) Important relationship with a pastor/other individual1599.6
15) Work or service experience1448.7
16) Bible/catechism332.0
Missing1421 
TOTAL1664100.0
30) In the past two years, have you participated in any of the following adult Christian education activities in your congregation? -- Church school or other ongoing weekly study group(s) (CONGACT1)
TOTAL%
1) Yes209970.6
2) No87529.4
Missing111 
TOTAL2974100.0
31) In the past two years, have you participated in any of the following adult Christian education activities in your congregation? -- Short-term study group(s) or event(s) (CONGACT2)
TOTAL%
1) Yes207970.7
2) No86329.3
Missing143 
TOTAL2942100.0
32) In the past two years, have you participated in any of the following adult Christian education activities in your congregation? -- Retreat(s) (CONGACT3)
TOTAL%
1) Yes135647.5
2) No149752.5
Missing232 
TOTAL2853100.0
33) In the past two years, what other adult Christian education activities in your congregation have you participated in? (CONGACT4)
TOTAL%
1) Other ongoing (less than weekly) groups12147.3
2) Ecumenical-interdenominational groups4116.0
3) Other activities9436.7
Missing2829 
TOTAL256100.0
34) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE NOT PARTICIPATED IN ANY ADULT EDUCATION ACTIVITIES IN THEIR CONGREGATION IN THE PAST TWO YEARS: If you have not participated in any adult education activities in the past two years in your congregation, please indicate the reason(s). (ADLTED1)
TOTAL%
1) No adult activities are offered.37100.0
Missing3048 
TOTAL37100.0
35) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE NOT PARTICIPATED IN ANY ADULT EDUCATION ACTIVITIES IN THEIR CONGREGATION IN THE PAST TWO YEARS: If you have not participated in any adult education activities in the past two years in your congregation, please indicate the reason(s). (ADLTED2)
TOTAL%
1) Activities are scheduled at times I cannot attend.137100.0
Missing2948 
TOTAL137100.0
36) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE NOT PARTICIPATED IN ANY ADULT EDUCATION ACTIVITIES IN THEIR CONGREGATION IN THE PAST TWO YEARS: If you have not participated in any adult education activities in the past two years in your congregation, please indicate the reason(s). (ADLTED3)
TOTAL%
1) I'm involved in providing Christian education for children/youth.54100.0
Missing3031 
TOTAL54100.0
37) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE NOT PARTICIPATED IN ANY ADULT EDUCATION ACTIVITIES IN THEIR CONGREGATION IN THE PAST TWO YEARS: If you have not participated in any adult education activities in the past two years in your congregation, please indicate the reason(s). (ADLTED4)
TOTAL%
1) I'm busy serving on committees and providing other leadership for my congregation.166100.0
Missing2919 
TOTAL166100.0
38) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE NOT PARTICIPATED IN ANY ADULT EDUCATION ACTIVITIES IN THEIR CONGREGATION IN THE PAST TWO YEARS: If you have not participated in any adult education activities in the past two years in your congregation, please indicate the reason(s). (ADLTED5)
TOTAL%
1) I just don't have the time.95100.0
Missing2990 
TOTAL95100.0
39) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE NOT PARTICIPATED IN ANY ADULT EDUCATION ACTIVITIES IN THEIR CONGREGATION IN THE PAST TWO YEARS: If you have not participated in any adult education activities in the past two years in your congregation, please indicate the reason(s). (ADLTED6)
TOTAL%
1) I just haven't made the effort to participate.224100.0
Missing2861 
TOTAL224100.0
40) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE NOT PARTICIPATED IN ANY ADULT EDUCATION ACTIVITIES IN THEIR CONGREGATION IN THE PAST TWO YEARS: If you have not participated in any adult education activities in the past two years in your congregation, please indicate the reason(s). (ADLTED7)
TOTAL%
1) I am not interested in adult education.48100.0
Missing3037 
TOTAL48100.0
41) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE NOT PARTICIPATED IN ANY ADULT EDUCATION ACTIVITIES IN THEIR CONGREGATION IN THE PAST TWO YEARS: If you have not participated in any adult education activities in the past two years in your congregation, please indicate the reason(s). (ADLTED8)
TOTAL%
1) I'm not interested in the specific programs our congregation offers.67100.0
Missing3018 
TOTAL67100.0
42) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE NOT PARTICIPATED IN ANY ADULT EDUCATION ACTIVITIES IN THEIR CONGREGATION IN THE PAST TWO YEARS: If you have not participated in any adult education activities in the past two years in your congregation, please indicate the reason(s). (ADLTED9)
TOTAL%
1) I'm content with my Christian faith and knowledge.130100.0
Missing2955 
TOTAL130100.0
43) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE NOT PARTICIPATED IN ANY ADULT EDUCATION ACTIVITIES IN THEIR CONGREGATION IN THE PAST TWO YEARS: If you have not participated in any adult education activities in the past two years in your congregation, please indicate the reason(s). (ADLTED11)
TOTAL%
1) Attend groups outside my local congregation89.2
2) Age/poor health/disabilities interfere with activities outside the home2427.6
3) Responsibilities in personal life interfere with activities outside the home2023.0
4) No longer live near congregation1618.4
5) All other reasons1921.8
Missing2998 
TOTAL87100.0
44) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE NOT PARTICIPATED IN ANY ADULT EDUCATION ACTIVITIES IN THEIR CONGREGATION IN THE PAST TWO YEARS: If you have not participated in any adult Christian education activities in the past two years, please indicate how many years ago you participated in adult education in a congregation. (ADLTED12)
TOTAL%
1) 2-412224.4
2) 5-97214.4
3) 10-146212.4
4) 15-19214.2
5) 20-605511.0
6) Never participated16733.5
Missing2586 
TOTAL499100.0
45) In the past year, how often (if at all) have you done each of the following activities? -- Used your presbytery's resource center (ACTYR_1)
TOTAL%
1) Often2689.0
2) Occasionally69123.3
3) Rarely53218.0
4) Never144448.8
5) Don't know270.9
Missing123 
TOTAL2962100.0
46) In the past year, how often (if at all) have you done each of the following activities? -- Watched a video produced by the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) (ACTYR_2)
TOTAL%
1) Often2056.9
2) Occasionally108136.5
3) Rarely66122.3
4) Never97532.9
5) Don't know431.5
Missing120 
TOTAL2965100.0
47) In the past year, how often (if at all) have you done each of the following activities? -- Watched PRISM, the denomination's cable television program (ACTYR_3)
TOTAL%
1) Often130.4
2) Occasionally471.6
3) Rarely1174.0
4) Never268891.5
5) Don't know722.5
Missing148 
TOTAL2937100.0
48) In the past year, how often (if at all) have you done each of the following activities? -- Watched a program on the VISN cable network (ACTYR_4)
TOTAL%
1) Often331.1
2) Occasionally1093.7
3) Rarely1555.3
4) Never254387.2
5) Don't know752.6
Missing170 
TOTAL2915100.0
49) In the past year, how often (if at all) have you done each of the following activities? -- Read Alert magazine (ACTYR_5)
TOTAL%
1) Often34411.7
2) Occasionally66422.7
3) Rarely45815.6
4) Never142448.6
5) Don't know391.3
Missing156 
TOTAL2929100.0
50) In the past year, how often (if at all) have you done each of the following activities? -- Phoned PresbyTel (800-UP2-DATE), the denomination's toll-free general information line (ACTYR_6)
TOTAL%
1) Often541.8
2) Occasionally2659.0
3) Rarely2438.3
4) Never232579.1
5) Don't know541.8
Missing144 
TOTAL2941100.0
51) In the past year, how often (if at all) have you done each of the following activities? -- Phoned the curriculum help line (800-334-6580) or other toll-free educational help line of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) (ACTYR_7)
TOTAL%
1) Often441.5
2) Occasionally2137.2
3) Rarely1966.7
4) Never243482.8
5) Don't know531.8
Missing145 
TOTAL2940100.0
52) In the past year, how often (if at all) have you done each of the following activities? -- Used your congregation's library (ACTYR_8)
TOTAL%
1) Often45615.4
2) Occasionally104735.3
3) Rarely59119.9
4) Never85328.7
5) Don't know200.7
Missing118 
TOTAL2967100.0
53) Below is a list of items that a congregation might provide for its members and staff. Suppose funds are limited and it is not possible for the congregation to implement all of them. What advice would you give your congregation concerning priorities? Which two items from the list would you make the highest priority? -- First answer (HIPRTY1)
TOTAL%
2) Accessibility to church facilities (ramps, elevators, etc.)92230.8
3) Audiovisual equipment38512.9
4) Books for children42614.2
5) Books for youth/adults2006.7
6) Computer equipment and computer software1344.5
7) Educational videos36112.1
8) Entertainment videos70.2
9) Recreational equipment for children and youth1053.5
10) Scholarship help to camps, conferences, and other denominational events45015.1
Missing95 
TOTAL2990100.0
54) Below is a list of items that a congregation might provide for its members and staff. Suppose funds are limited and it is not possible for the congregation to implement all of them. What advice would you give your congregation concerning priorities? Which two items from the list would you make the highest priority? -- Second answer (HIPRTY2)
TOTAL%
2) Accessibility to church facilities (ramps, elevators, etc.)1324.5
3) Audiovisual equipment31810.8
4) Books for children2588.7
5) Books for youth/adults43314.6
6) Computer equipment and computer software1655.6
7) Educational videos52717.8
8) Entertainment videos250.8
9) Recreational equipment for children and youth1956.6
10) Scholarship help to camps, conferences, and other denominational events90430.6
Missing128 
TOTAL2957100.0
55) Below is a list of items that a congregation might provide for its members and staff. Suppose funds are limited and it is not possible for the congregation to implement all of them. What advice would you give your congregation concerning priorities? Which two items from the list above would you make the lowest priority? -- First answer (LOPRTY1)
TOTAL%
2) Accessibility to church facilities (ramps, elevators, etc.)30110.2
3) Audiovisual equipment893.0
4) Books for children451.5
5) Books for youth/adults551.9
6) Computer equipment and computer software66022.3
7) Educational videos592.0
8) Entertainment videos143948.7
9) Recreational equipment for children and youth2448.3
10) Scholarship help to camps, conferences, and other denominational events642.2
Missing129 
TOTAL2956100.0
56) Below is a list of items that a congregation might provide for its members and staff. Suppose funds are limited and it is not possible for the congregation to implement all of them. What advice would you give your congregation concerning priorities? Which two items from the list above would you make the lowest priority? -- Second answer (LOPRTY2)
TOTAL%
2) Accessibility to church facilities (ramps, elevators, etc.)1555.4
3) Audiovisual equipment1043.6
4) Books for children451.6
5) Books for youth/adults1164.0
6) Computer equipment and computer software57319.9
7) Educational videos852.9
8) Entertainment videos95633.1
9) Recreational equipment for children and youth69624.1
10) Scholarship help to camps, conferences, and other denominational events1555.4
Missing200 
TOTAL2885100.0
57) How important to you is it that your congregation's educational resources and programs be ones developed and produced by the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)? (EDRSRCE)
TOTAL%
1) Very important62720.6
2) Important116138.1
3) Not very important78625.8
4) Not at all important30410.0
5) Not sure1715.6
Missing36 
TOTAL3049100.0
58) Overall, how involved is/are the pastor(s) in the education program in your congregation? (If you are the pastor, please rate yourself.) (EDUCPROG)
TOTAL%
1) Very involved145248.8
2) Involved116239.1
3) Only slightly involved30210.2
4) Not at all involved401.3
5) Don't know190.6
Missing110 
TOTAL2975100.0
59) In your opinion, is/are the pastor(s) involved too little, about right or too much in the education program of your congregation? (If you are the pastor, please rate yourself.) (PSTRINV)
TOTAL%
1) Too little44515.0
2) About the right amount218473.7
3) Too much883.0
4) Not sure2478.3
Missing121 
TOTAL2964100.0
60) To what extent do you, personally, agree or disagree with each of the following statements? -- There is no need in the church for groups specifically designed for men. (NRTRMEN1)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree872.9
2) Agree2197.2
3) Neither agree nor disagree41913.7
4) Disagree136844.8
5) Strongly disagree88328.9
6) Not sure762.5
Missing33 
TOTAL3052100.0
61) To what extent do you, personally, agree or disagree with each of the following statements? -- In general, the church is "out of touch" with the men of today. (NRTRMEN2)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree1966.5
2) Agree81026.7
3) Neither agree nor disagree75424.8
4) Disagree88729.2
5) Strongly disagree1414.6
6) Not sure2478.1
Missing50 
TOTAL3035100.0
62) To what extent do you, personally, agree or disagree with each of the following statements? -- Our pastor(s) gives a significant amount of time to working with men's programs. (NRTRMEN3)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree1184.0
2) Agree71824.1
3) Neither agree nor disagree68322.9
4) Disagree75625.3
5) Strongly disagree31110.4
6) Not sure39813.3
Missing101 
TOTAL2984100.0
63) To what extent do you, personally, agree or disagree with each of the following statements? -- The church should develop resources that everyone can use, instead of separate resources for men and women. (NRTRMEN4)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree39213.0
2) Agree110736.6
3) Neither agree nor disagree61520.3
4) Disagree63621.0
5) Strongly disagree1374.5
6) Not sure1394.6
Missing59 
TOTAL3026100.0
64) To what extent do you, personally, agree or disagree with each of the following statements? -- The percentage of male members in my congregation has declined in recent years. (NRTRMEN5)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree1515.0
2) Agree80226.5
3) Neither agree nor disagree39313.0
4) Disagree78926.1
5) Strongly disagree1013.3
6) Not sure79126.1
Missing58 
TOTAL3027100.0
65) To what extent do you, personally, agree or disagree with each of the following statements? -- Most young men do not consider the church a top priority in their lives. (NRTRMEN6)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree50516.6
2) Agree168855.3
3) Neither agree nor disagree32910.8
4) Disagree2698.8
5) Strongly disagree190.6
6) Not sure2407.9
Missing35 
TOTAL3050100.0
66) Based on your own experiences or those of your family or friends, how would you rate the effectiveness of your congregation in terms of its support for persons whose lives are affected by divorce? (NRTRDVRC)
TOTAL%
1) Very effective1906.2
2) Effective95031.2
3) Neither effective or ineffective71623.5
4) Ineffective50416.5
5) Very ineffective1334.4
6) Don't know55318.2
Missing39 
TOTAL3046100.0
67) Have you or any member of your family ever been divorced? (DVRC1)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, I have been (am) divorced.498100.0
Missing2587 
TOTAL498100.0
68) Have you or any member of your family ever been divorced? (DVRC2)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, my spouse has been divorced.322100.0
Missing2763 
TOTAL322100.0
69) Have you or any member of your family ever been divorced? (DVRC3)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, my parents have divorced.258100.0
Missing2827 
TOTAL258100.0
70) Have you or any member of your family ever been divorced? (DVRC4)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, one or more of my children have divorced.619100.0
Missing2466 
TOTAL619100.0
71) Have you or any member of your family ever been divorced? (DVRC5)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, one or more of my brothers and sisters have divorced.904100.0
Missing2181 
TOTAL904100.0
72) Have you or any member of your family ever been divorced? (DVRC6)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, one or more of my grandparents have divorced.151100.0
Missing2934 
TOTAL151100.0
73) Have you or any member of your family ever been divorced? (DVRC7)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, one or more of my grandchildren have divorced.38100.0
Missing3047 
TOTAL38100.0
74) Have you or any member of your family ever been divorced? (DVRC8)
TOTAL%
1) No, no one in my immediate family (myself, my spouse, my parents, and my children) have ever been divorced.1378100.0
Missing1707 
TOTAL1378100.0
75) The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) maintains three national conference centers: Stony Point Conference Center in Stony Point, New York; Montreat Conference Center in Montreat, North Carolina; and Ghost Ranch Conference Center in Abiquiu, New Mexico. Ghost Ranch also maintains a separate facility, Plaza Resolana, in Santa Fe, New Mexico. -- Have you ever attended a retreat or conference at one or more of these conference centers? (RTRTCTR1)
TOTAL%
1) Yes108335.2
2) No199064.8
Missing12 
TOTAL3073100.0
76) The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) maintains three national conference centers: Stony Point Conference Center in Stony Point, New York; Montreat Conference Center in Montreat, North Carolina; and Ghost Ranch Conference Center in Abiquiu, New Mexico. Ghost Ranch also maintains a separate facility, Plaza Resolana, in Santa Fe, New Mexico. How familiar are you with each of these conference centers? -- Ghost Ranch (GHSTRNCH)
TOTAL%
1) Very familiar2809.6
2) Generally familiar35112.1
3) Somewhat familiar56819.6
4) Not at all familiar170358.7
Missing183 
TOTAL2902100.0
77) The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) maintains three national conference centers: Stony Point Conference Center in Stony Point, New York; Montreat Conference Center in Montreat, North Carolina; and Ghost Ranch Conference Center in Abiquiu, New Mexico. Ghost Ranch also maintains a separate facility, Plaza Resolana, in Santa Fe, New Mexico. How familiar are you with each of these conference centers? -- Montreat (MONTREAT)
TOTAL%
1) Very familiar57919.4
2) Generally familiar47315.9
3) Somewhat familiar61020.4
4) Not at all familiar132244.3
Missing101 
TOTAL2984100.0
78) The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) maintains three national conference centers: Stony Point Conference Center in Stony Point, New York; Montreat Conference Center in Montreat, North Carolina; and Ghost Ranch Conference Center in Abiquiu, New Mexico. Ghost Ranch also maintains a separate facility, Plaza Resolana, in Santa Fe, New Mexico. How familiar are you with each of these conference centers? -- Plaza Resolana (PLRESLNA)
TOTAL%
1) Very familiar361.3
2) Generally familiar562.0
3) Somewhat familiar1134.0
4) Not at all familiar262392.8
Missing257 
TOTAL2828100.0
79) The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) maintains three national conference centers: Stony Point Conference Center in Stony Point, New York; Montreat Conference Center in Montreat, North Carolina; and Ghost Ranch Conference Center in Abiquiu, New Mexico. Ghost Ranch also maintains a separate facility, Plaza Resolana, in Santa Fe, New Mexico. How familiar are you with each of these conference centers? -- Stony Point (STNYPNT)
TOTAL%
1) Very familiar1595.5
2) Generally familiar2057.1
3) Somewhat familiar44315.3
4) Not at all familiar208172.1
Missing197 
TOTAL2888100.0
80) The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) maintains three national conference centers: Stony Point Conference Center in Stony Point, New York; Montreat Conference Center in Montreat, North Carolina; and Ghost Ranch Conference Center in Abiquiu, New Mexico. Ghost Ranch also maintains a separate facility, Plaza Resolana, in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Besides the national conference centers, there are many other Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) retreat and conference centers, affiliated with synods, presbyteries and congregations. In the past five years, have you attended a retreat or conference at any other Presbyterian conference center (excluding Ghost Ranch, Montreat, Plaza Resolana, and Stony Point)? (RTRTCTR2)
TOTAL%
1) Yes121339.7
2) No184360.3
Missing29 
TOTAL3056100.0
81) Please take time to think back over the retreats and conferences (if any) that you have attended over the past five years at Ghost Ranch. Then, respond to the statements below for the most recent conference you have attended at Ghost Ranch. -- I went to this conference because my friends were going. (GHRNCH1)
TOTAL%
1) Yes4625.1
2) No13774.9
Missing2902 
TOTAL183100.0
82) Please take time to think back over the retreats and conferences (if any) that you have attended over the past five years at Montreat. Then, respond to the statements below for the most recent conference you have attended at Montreat. -- I went to this conference because my friends were going. (MNTRT1)
TOTAL%
1) Yes14136.3
2) No24763.7
Missing2697 
TOTAL388100.0
83) Please take time to think back over the retreats and conferences (if any) that you have attended over the past five years at Plaza Resolana. Then, respond to the statements below for the most recent conference you have attended at Plaza Resolana. -- I went to this conference because my friends were going. (PLRESLN1)
TOTAL%
1) Yes516.1
2) No2683.9
Missing3054 
TOTAL31100.0
84) Please take time to think back over the retreats and conferences (if any) that you have attended over the past five years at Stony Point. Then, respond to the statements below for the most recent conference you have attended at Stony Point. -- I went to this conference because my friends were going. (STNYPT1)
TOTAL%
1) Yes4029.9
2) No9470.1
Missing2951 
TOTAL134100.0
85) Please take time to think back over the retreats and conferences (if any) that you have attended over the past five years at one of the other synod, presbytery or congregation retreat centers. Then, respond to the statements below for the most recent conference you have attended at one of these synod, presbytery or congregation retreat centers. -- I went to this conference because my friends were going. (CONFCTR1)
TOTAL%
1) Yes29341.7
2) No41058.3
Missing2382 
TOTAL703100.0
86) Please take time to think back over the retreats and conferences (if any) that you have attended over the past five years at Ghost Ranch. Then, respond to the statements below for the most recent conference you have attended at Ghost Ranch. -- I went to this conference because my employer chose this conference/retreat for me to attend. (GHRNCH2)
TOTAL%
1) Yes2615.0
2) No14785.0
Missing2912 
TOTAL173100.0
87) Please take time to think back over the retreats and conferences (if any) that you have attended over the past five years at Montreat. Then, respond to the statements below for the most recent conference you have attended at Montreat. -- I went to this conference because my employer chose this conference/retreat for me to attend. (MNTRT2)
TOTAL%
1) Yes3810.4
2) No32689.6
Missing2721 
TOTAL364100.0
88) Please take time to think back over the retreats and conferences (if any) that you have attended over the past five years at Plaza Resolana. Then, respond to the statements below for the most recent conference you have attended at Plaza Resolana. -- I went to this conference because my employer chose this conference/retreat for me to attend. (PLRESLN2)
TOTAL%
1) Yes823.5
2) No2676.5
Missing3051 
TOTAL34100.0
89) Please take time to think back over the retreats and conferences (if any) that you have attended over the past five years at Stony Point. Then, respond to the statements below for the most recent conference you have attended at Stony Point. -- I went to this conference because my employer chose this conference/retreat for me to attend. (STNYPT2)
TOTAL%
1) Yes5536.7
2) No9563.3
Missing2935 
TOTAL150100.0
90) Please take time to think back over the retreats and conferences (if any) that you have attended over the past five years at one of the other synod, presbytery or congregation retreat centers. Then, respond to the statements below for the most recent conference you have attended at one of these synod, presbytery or congregation retreat centers. -- I went to this conference because my employer chose this conference/retreat for me to attend. (CONFCTR2)
TOTAL%
1) Yes10415.2
2) No58284.8
Missing2399 
TOTAL686100.0
91) Please take time to think back over the retreats and conferences (if any) that you have attended over the past five years at Ghost Ranch. Then, respond to the statements below for the most recent conference you have attended at Ghost Ranch. -- I went to this conference because I liked the topic. (GHRNCH3)
TOTAL%
1) Yes20491.9
2) No188.1
Missing2863 
TOTAL222100.0
92) Please take time to think back over the retreats and conferences (if any) that you have attended over the past five years at Montreat. Then, respond to the statements below for the most recent conference you have attended at Montreat. -- I went to this conference because I liked the topic. (MNTRT3)
TOTAL%
1) Yes40988.7
2) No5211.3
Missing2624 
TOTAL461100.0
93) Please take time to think back over the retreats and conferences (if any) that you have attended over the past five years at Plaza Resolana. Then, respond to the statements below for the most recent conference you have attended at Plaza Resolana. -- I went to this conference because I liked the topic. (PLRESLN3)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1140.7
2) No1659.3
Missing3058 
TOTAL27100.0
94) Please take time to think back over the retreats and conferences (if any) that you have attended over the past five years at Stony Point. Then, respond to the statements below for the most recent conference you have attended at Stony Point. -- I went to this conference because I liked the topic. (STNYPT3)
TOTAL%
1) Yes11478.1
2) No3221.9
Missing2939 
TOTAL146100.0
95) Please take time to think back over the retreats and conferences (if any) that you have attended over the past five years at one of the other synod, presbytery or congregation retreat centers. Then, respond to the statements below for the most recent conference you have attended at one of these synod, presbytery or congregation retreat centers. -- I went to this conference because I liked the topic. (CONFCTR3)
TOTAL%
1) Yes60078.4
2) No16521.6
Missing2320 
TOTAL765100.0
96) Please take time to think back over the retreats and conferences (if any) that you have attended over the past five years at Ghost Ranch. Then, respond to the statements below for the most recent conference you have attended at Ghost Ranch. -- I went to this conference because of the leader(s). (GHRNCH4)
TOTAL%
1) Yes11260.2
2) No7439.8
Missing2899 
TOTAL186100.0
97) Please take time to think back over the retreats and conferences (if any) that you have attended over the past five years at Montreat. Then, respond to the statements below for the most recent conference you have attended at Montreat. -- I went to this conference because of the leader(s). (MNTRT4)
TOTAL%
1) Yes29171.7
2) No11528.3
Missing2679 
TOTAL406100.0
98) Please take time to think back over the retreats and conferences (if any) that you have attended over the past five years at Plaza Resolana. Then, respond to the statements below for the most recent conference you have attended at Plaza Resolana. -- I went to this conference because of the leader(s). (PLRESLN4)
TOTAL%
1) Yes519.2
2) No2180.8
Missing3059 
TOTAL26100.0
99) Please take time to think back over the retreats and conferences (if any) that you have attended over the past five years Stony Point. Then, respond to the statements below for the most recent conference you have attended at Stony Point. -- I went to this conference because of the leader(s). (STNYPT4)
TOTAL%
1) Yes6951.9
2) No6448.1
Missing2952 
TOTAL133100.0
100) Please take time to think back over the retreats and conferences (if any) that you have attended over the past five years at one of the other synod, presbytery or congregation retreat centers. Then, respond to the statements below for the most recent conference you have attended at one of these synod, presbytery or congregation retreat centers. -- I went to this conference because of the leader(s). (CONFCTR4)
TOTAL%
1) Yes49367.3
2) No24032.7
Missing2352 
TOTAL733100.0
101) Please take time to think back over the retreats and conferences (if any) that you have attended over the past five years at Ghost Ranch. Then, respond to the statements below for the most recent conference you have attended at Ghost Ranch. -- I went to this conference because of the proximity of this particular conference center to my home. (GHRNCH5)
TOTAL%
1) Yes5831.9
2) No12468.1
Missing2903 
TOTAL182100.0
102) Please take time to think back over the retreats and conferences (if any) that you have attended over the past five years at Montreat. Then, respond to the statements below for the most recent conference you have attended at Montreat. -- I went to this conference because of the proximity of this particular conference center to my home. (MNTRT5)
TOTAL%
1) Yes22054.2
2) No18645.8
Missing2679 
TOTAL406100.0
103) Please take time to think back over the retreats and conferences (if any) that you have attended over the past five years at Plaza Resolana. Then, respond to the statements below for the most recent conference you have attended at Plaza Resolana. -- I went to this conference because of the proximity of this particular conference center to my home. (PLRESLN5)
TOTAL%
1) Yes519.2
2) No2180.8
Missing3059 
TOTAL26100.0
104) Please take time to think back over the retreats and conferences (if any) that you have attended over the past five years at Stony Point. Then, respond to the statements below for the most recent conference you have attended at Stony Point. -- I went to this conference because of the proximity of this particular conference center to my home. (STNYPT5)
TOTAL%
1) Yes7452.5
2) No6747.5
Missing2944 
TOTAL141100.0
105) Please take time to think back over the retreats and conferences (if any) that you have attended over the past five years at one of the other synod, presbytery or congregation retreat centers. Then, respond to the statements below for the most recent conference you have attended at one of these synod, presbytery or congregation retreat centers. -- I went to this conference because of the proximity of this particular conference center to my home. (CONFCTR5)
TOTAL%
1) Yes50968.1
2) No23831.9
Missing2338 
TOTAL747100.0
106) Please take time to think back over the retreats and conferences (if any) that you have attended over the past five years at Ghost Ranch. Then, respond to the statements below for the most recent conference you have attended at Ghost Ranch. -- I went to this conference because I was a chaperone. (GHRNCH6)
TOTAL%
1) Yes21.3
2) No15798.7
Missing2926 
TOTAL159100.0
107) Please take time to think back over the retreats and conferences (if any) that you have attended over the past five years at Montreat. Then, respond to the statements below for the most recent conference you have attended at Montreat. -- I went to this conference because I was a chaperone. (MNTRT6)
TOTAL%
1) Yes5515.4
2) No30284.6
Missing2728 
TOTAL357100.0
108) Please take time to think back over the retreats and conferences (if any) that you have attended over the past five years at Plaza Resolana. Then, respond to the statements below for the most recent conference you have attended at Plaza Resolana. -- I went to this conference because I was a chaperone. (PLRESLN6)
TOTAL%
1) Yes14.0
2) No2496.0
Missing3060 
TOTAL25100.0
109) Please take time to think back over the retreats and conferences (if any) that you have attended over the past five years at Stony Point. Then, respond to the statements below for the most recent conference you have attended at Stony Point. -- I went to this conference because I was a chaperone. (STNYPT6)
TOTAL%
1) Yes54.2
2) No11495.8
Missing2966 
TOTAL119100.0
110) Please take time to think back over the retreats and conferences (if any) that you have attended over the past five years at one of the other synod, presbytery or congregation retreat centers. Then, respond to the statements below for the most recent conference you have attended at one of these synod, presbytery or congregation retreat centers. -- I went to this conference because I was a chaperone. (CONFCTR6)
TOTAL%
1) Yes8813.3
2) No57586.7
Missing2422 
TOTAL663100.0
111) Please take time to think back over the retreats and conferences (if any) that you have attended over the past five years at Ghost Ranch. Then, respond to the statements below for the most recent conference you have attended at Ghost Ranch. -- I went to this conference because I was a leader. (GHRNCH7)
TOTAL%
1) Yes4425.0
2) No13275.0
Missing2909 
TOTAL176100.0
112) Please take time to think back over the retreats and conferences (if any) that you have attended over the past five years at Montreat. Then, respond to the statements below for the most recent conference you have attended at Montreat. -- I went to this conference because I was a leader. (MNTRT7)
TOTAL%
1) Yes15137.8
2) No24862.2
Missing2686 
TOTAL399100.0
113) Please take time to think back over the retreats and conferences (if any) that you have attended over the past five years at Plaza Resolana. Then, respond to the statements below for the most recent conference you have attended at Plaza Resolana. -- I went to this conference because I was a leader. (PLRESLN7)
TOTAL%
1) Yes930.0
2) No2170.0
Missing3055 
TOTAL30100.0
114) Please take time to think back over the retreats and conferences (if any) that you have attended over the past five years at Stony Point. Then, respond to the statements below for the most recent conference you have attended at Stony Point. -- I went to this conference because I was a leader. (STNYPT7)
TOTAL%
1) Yes7044.9
2) No8655.1
Missing2929 
TOTAL156100.0
115) Please take time to think back over the retreats and conferences (if any) that you have attended over the past five years at one of the other synod, presbytery or congregation retreat centers. Then, respond to the statements below for the most recent conference you have attended at one of these synod, presbytery or congregation retreat centers. -- I went to this conference because I was a leader. (CONFCTR7)
TOTAL%
1) Yes35747.9
2) No38852.1
Missing2340 
TOTAL745100.0
116) Please take time to think back over the retreats and conferences (if any) that you have attended over the past five years at Ghost Ranch. Then, respond to the statements below for the most recent conference you have attended at Ghost Ranch. -- I went to this conference because of the natural beauty in that part of the country. (GHRNCH8)
TOTAL%
1) Yes16075.8
2) No5124.2
Missing2874 
TOTAL211100.0
117) Please take time to think back over the retreats and conferences (if any) that you have attended over the past five years at Montreat. Then, respond to the statements below for the most recent conference you have attended at Montreat. -- I went to this conference because of the natural beauty in that part of the country. (MNTRT8)
TOTAL%
1) Yes31073.8
2) No11026.2
Missing2665 
TOTAL420100.0
118) Please take time to think back over the retreats and conferences (if any) that you have attended over the past five years at Plaza Resolana. Then, respond to the statements below for the most recent conference you have attended at Plaza Resolana. -- I went to this conference because of the natural beauty in that part of the country. (PLRESLN8)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1035.7
2) No1864.3
Missing3057 
TOTAL28100.0
119) Please take time to think back over the retreats and conferences (if any) that you have attended over the past five years at Stony Point. Then, respond to the statements below for the most recent conference you have attended at Stony Point. -- I went to this conference because of the natural beauty in that part of the country. (STNYPT8)
TOTAL%
1) Yes2923.6
2) No9476.4
Missing2962 
TOTAL123100.0
120) Please take time to think back over the retreats and conferences (if any) that you have attended over the past five years at one of the other synod, presbytery or congregation retreat centers. Then, respond to the statements below for the most recent conference you have attended at one of these synod, presbytery or congregation retreat centers. -- I went to this conference because of the natural beauty in that part of the country. (CONFCTR8)
TOTAL%
1) Yes35350.2
2) No35049.8
Missing2382 
TOTAL703100.0
121) Sub-sample population (SAMPLE)
TOTAL%
1) Members82626.8
2) Elders92730.1
3) Pastors94930.8
4) Specialized clergy38212.4
Missing1 
TOTAL3084100.0
122) Identification number (CODE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL307923860.3399807
123) Renumbered identification number (NEWCODE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL307923598.2799853
124) State (STATE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL306227.25714
125) Region (REGION)
TOTAL%
1) South 111836.5
2) West 46315.1
3) Northeast 65621.4
4) Midwest82827.0
Missing20 
TOTAL3065100.0
126) Pin number (PIN)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL30748304.4127770
127) Date survey received (DATE)
TOTAL%
104) 50.2
107) 40.1
109) 20.1
123) 10.0
301) 20.1
1002) 10.0
1004) 140.5
1008) 10.0
1009) 43014.0
1010) 1083.5
1011) 20.1
1012) 35911.7
1016) 44714.6
1017) 10.0
1018) 1244.0
1020) 20.1
1022) 10.0
1023) 55218.0
1025) 662.1
1026) 10.0
1029) 2528.2
1030) 892.9
1101) 150.5
1102) 160.5
1105) 160.5
1106) 10.0
1107) 902.9
1109) 662.1
1112) 10.0
1114) 953.1
1115) 20.1
1116) 230.7
1119) 321.0
1120) 531.7
1123) 20.1
1126) 662.1
1127) 321.0
1128) 10.0
1129) 120.4
1202) 10.0
1203) 80.3
1204) 270.9
1212) 140.5
1214) 30.1
1220) 30.1
1221) 130.4
1224) 10.0
1228) 150.5
Missing13 
TOTAL3072100.0
128) 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 less33911.2
2) 2-3 years43014.3
3) 4-5 years36212.0
4) 6-10 years51517.1
5) 11-15 years2989.9
6) 16-25 years45515.1
7) 26 or more years61820.5
Missing68 
TOTAL3017100.0
129) How far do you live from this congregation? (CONGLIVE)
TOTAL%
1) 1 mile or less112237.4
2) 2-3 miles74824.9
3) 4-5 miles42214.1
4) 6-10 miles41513.8
5) 11-15 miles1224.1
6) 16-25 miles1043.5
7) 26 or more miles662.2
Missing86 
TOTAL2999100.0
130) ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS: How often do you attend your congregation's Sunday worship services? (MATTEND)
TOTAL%
1) Never 110.6
2) Less than once a year70.4
3) About once or twice a year251.4
4) Several times a year623.6
5) About once a month482.8
6) Two-three times a month19111.0
7) Nearly every week84648.6
8) Every week55231.7
Missing1343 
TOTAL1742100.0
131) 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 time42524.4
2) A fair amount of time78645.1
3) A little time38522.1
4) Really no time at all1488.5
Missing1341 
TOTAL1744100.0
132) ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS: What is the approximate number of members in this congregation? (CONGMBR)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL29871499.042924
133) 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%
2) Elder (currently serving on session)85650.5
3) Deacon (currently serving on board of deacons)593.5
4) Trustee (currently serving on board of trustees)130.8
5) Officer of men's, women's, or youth group794.7
6) Teacher 895.2
7) Organist or choir director110.6
8) Chairperson of congregational committee or task force211.2
9) Member of congregational committee or task force824.8
10) Member of presbytery, synod, or General Assembly committee or task force80.5
11) None of the above36421.5
12) Other 1136.7
13) More than four listed10.1
Missing1389 
TOTAL1696100.0
134) 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%
3) Deacon (currently serving on board of deacons)40.5
4) Trustee (currently serving on board of trustees)738.7
5) Officer of men's, women's, or youth group9711.5
6) Teacher 15418.3
7) Organist or choir director161.9
8) Chairperson of congregational committee or task force19122.7
9) Member of congregational committee or task force15318.1
10) Member of presbytery, synod, or General Assembly committee or task force242.8
11) None of the above10.1
12) Other 13015.4
Missing2242 
TOTAL843100.0
135) 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%
5) Officer of men's, women's, or youth group102.5
6) Teacher 4812.0
7) Organist or choir director82.0
8) Chairperson of congregational committee or task force9122.7
9) Member of congregational committee or task force11628.9
10) Member of presbytery, synod, or General Assembly committee or task force4310.7
11) None of the above10.2
12) Other 8420.9
Missing2684 
TOTAL401100.0
136) 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 force128.3
9) Member of congregational committee or task force3725.5
10) Member of presbytery, synod, or General Assembly committee or task force2617.9
12) Other 4329.7
13) More than four listed2517.2
Missing2940 
TOTAL145100.0
137) ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS: Have you been baptized? (MBAPTIZD)
TOTAL%
1) No 110.6
2) Yes173599.4
Missing1339 
TOTAL1746100.0
138) ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS: Were you baptized in a Presbyterian church? (MPRESBPT)
TOTAL%
1) No 90052.2
2) Yes82447.8
Missing1361 
TOTAL1724100.0
139) ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS: How old were you when you were baptized? (MBAPTAGE)
TOTAL%
1) One year or younger74344.4
2) Two to three years583.5
3) Four to five years261.6
4) Six to ten years1438.5
5) Eleven to fifteen years31118.6
6) Sixteen to twenty-five years1086.4
7) Twenty-six years or older28617.1
Missing1410 
TOTAL1675100.0
140) ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS: Have you been confirmed? (MCONFIRM)
TOTAL%
1) No 34320.5
2) Yes132979.5
Missing1413 
TOTAL1672100.0
141) ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS: Were you confirmed in a Presbyterian church? (MCONFBPT)
TOTAL%
1) No 50136.9
2) Yes85663.1
Missing1728 
TOTAL1357100.0
142) ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS: Were you raised in the congregation you currently belong to? (MRSDCURR)
TOTAL%
1) No 145383.1
2) Yes29516.9
Missing1337 
TOTAL1748100.0
143) 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 34633.4
2) No69066.6
Missing2049 
TOTAL1036100.0
144) 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 72962.7
2) No43437.3
Missing1922 
TOTAL1163100.0
145) 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 20720.1
2) No82379.9
Missing2055 
TOTAL1030100.0
146) 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 43240.2
2) No64259.8
Missing2011 
TOTAL1074100.0
147) 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 434.4
2) No92795.6
Missing2115 
TOTAL970100.0
148) 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 42341.6
2) No59358.4
Missing2069 
TOTAL1016100.0
149) 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 25124.8
2) No76275.2
Missing2072 
TOTAL1013100.0
150) 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.1269.8
2) I was looking for a Presbyterian church.43233.6
3) I was introduced by a relative who is/was a member of the congregation.14311.1
4) I was introduced by a friend/neighbor/acquaintance who is/was a member of the congregation.24919.3
5) I was one of the charter members.262.0
6) I heard of read about the church and decided to try it.14511.3
7) The pastor visited or called me.1249.6
8) More than one above131.0
9) None of the above272.1
10) Other20.2
Missing1798 
TOTAL1287100.0
151) 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 58752.4
2) No53447.6
Missing1964 
TOTAL1121100.0
152) 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 45441.5
2) No64058.5
Missing1991 
TOTAL1094100.0
153) 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 54246.4
2) No62653.6
Missing1917 
TOTAL1168100.0
154) 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 13913.0
2) No92987.0
Missing2017 
TOTAL1068100.0
155) 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 39636.0
2) No70564.0
Missing1984 
TOTAL1101100.0
156) 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 107687.7
2) No15112.3
Missing1858 
TOTAL1227100.0
157) 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 94779.0
2) No25121.0
Missing1887 
TOTAL1198100.0
158) 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 95079.6
2) No24320.4
Missing1892 
TOTAL1193100.0
159) 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 16315.0
2) No92285.0
Missing2000 
TOTAL1085100.0
160) 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 22621.3
2) No83478.7
Missing2025 
TOTAL1060100.0
161) 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 80969.9
2) No34930.1
Missing1927 
TOTAL1158100.0
162) 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.785.7
2) My children enjoyed the activities of this congregation.382.8
3) It was the closest Presbyterian church.17112.5
4) It was the closest church.181.3
5) Friends invited me to join.533.9
6) I found the members very friendly.26119.1
7) I found the pastor's sermons to be very meaningful.19114.0
8) I was impressed by the pastor.18513.6
9) I married a member of the congregation.13810.1
10) I was impressed by how active the church was in social justice issues.191.4
11) The congregation seemed spiritually alive.14810.9
12) More than one listed423.1
13) None of the above listed221.6
Missing1721 
TOTAL1364100.0
163) During your life, have you ever belonged to a congregation that was affiliated with a denomination other than Presbyterian? (NOPRESBY)
TOTAL%
1) No 154750.4
2) Yes152049.6
Missing18 
TOTAL3067100.0
164) How many years have you been a Presbyterian? (PRESBYRS)
TOTAL%
1) 1 year or less231.5
2) 2-3 years503.3
3) 4-5 years765.1
4) 6-10 years18712.4
5) 11-15 years17811.8
6) 16-25 years32221.4
7) 26-49 years58238.7
8) 50 or more years855.7
Missing1582 
TOTAL1503100.0
165) 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 31621.0
2) Methodist 45530.3
3) Lutheran 1419.4
4) Episcopal 845.6
5) United Church of Christ1187.9
6) Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)583.9
7) Roman Catholic 714.7
8) Reformed churches432.9
9) Other Presbyterian40.3
11) Other 17111.4
12) More than one of these422.8
Missing1582 
TOTAL1503100.0
166) Please indicate the other denomination(s) to which you have belonged. Second mention (DENOMA2)
TOTAL%
1) Baptist 50.5
2) Methodist 736.8
3) Lutheran 70.7
4) Episcopal 80.7
5) United Church of Christ464.3
6) Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)40.4
7) Roman Catholic 151.4
8) Reformed churches111.0
9) Other Presbyterian30.3
11) Other 706.6
13) None of these82677.3
Missing2017 
TOTAL1068100.0
167) 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 1856.1
2) Methodist 106235.3
3) Lutheran 2217.3
4) Episcopal 2628.7
5) United Church of Christ67822.5
6) Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)1113.7
7) Roman Catholic 220.7
8) Reformed churches612.0
9) Other Presbyterian20.1
10) Presbyterian (U.S.A.)361.2
11) Other 2327.7
12) More than one of these240.8
13) None of these682.3
14) Undecided481.6
Missing73 
TOTAL3012100.0
168) 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.662.2
2) I sometimes base such decisions on my religious faith but definitely do not most of the time.1444.7
3) I feel that most of my important decisions are based on my religious faith, but usually in a general, unconscious way.113837.3
4) I feel that most of my important decisions are based on my religious faith, and I usually consciously attempt to make them so.170155.7
10) Circled 3 and 420.1
14) Not applicable10.0
Missing33 
TOTAL3052100.0
169) Have you ever tried to encourage someone to believe in Jesus Christ or to accept Him as a personal saviour? (EVANGOTH)
TOTAL%
1) No 62820.6
2) Yes242279.4
Missing35 
TOTAL3050100.0
170) 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 129842.6
2) Yes 171456.3
3) Miscellaneous60.2
4) Not sure 10.0
5) Multiple experiences260.9
Missing40 
TOTAL3045100.0
171) 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 164954.7
2) No 95531.7
3) Don't know40913.6
Missing72 
TOTAL3013100.0
172) 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 158852.7
2) No 96432.0
3) Don't know46315.4
Missing70 
TOTAL3015100.0
173) 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 172256.8
2) No 96731.9
3) Don't know34411.3
Missing52 
TOTAL3033100.0
174) 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 249981.7
2) Disagree 54817.9
3) Don't know110.4
Missing27 
TOTAL3058100.0
175) 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 143947.2
2) Disagree 155050.8
3) Don't know602.0
Missing36 
TOTAL3049100.0
176) 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 174757.2
2) Disagree 113637.2
3) Don't know1725.6
Missing30 
TOTAL3055100.0
177) 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 132743.5
2) Disagree 114637.6
3) Don't know57618.9
Missing36 
TOTAL3049100.0
178) 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.32710.7
2) The Bible is the inspired word of God but not everything in it should be taken literally, word for word.261585.7
3) The Bible is an ancient book of fables, legends, history, and moral precepts recorded by men and women.892.9
4) Circled 1 and 230.1
6) Circled 2 and 3110.4
7) Circled 1, 2, and 310.0
8) None of the above50.2
9) Not sure20.1
Missing32 
TOTAL3053100.0
179) How important is the following to you personally? - Knowing there is a God (BELIEV1)
TOTAL%
1) One of the most important258784.6
2) Important 43614.3
3) Not very important250.8
4) Not important at all100.3
Missing27 
TOTAL3058100.0
180) How important is the following to you personally? - Knowing that God loves me (BELIEV2)
TOTAL%
1) One of the most important255283.6
2) Important 45114.8
3) Not very important391.3
4) Not important at all90.3
Missing34 
TOTAL3051100.0
181) How important is the following to you personally? - Trying to lead a good Christian life (BELIEV3)
TOTAL%
1) One of the most important174457.3
2) Important 126941.7
3) Not very important301.0
4) Not important at all30.1
Missing39 
TOTAL3046100.0
182) How important is the following to you personally? - Helping others who are in need (BELIEV4)
TOTAL%
1) One of the most important145247.8
2) Important 154350.8
3) Not very important451.5
Missing45 
TOTAL3040100.0
183) How important is the following to you personally? - Accepting Jesus Christ as my personal saviour (BELIEV5)
TOTAL%
1) One of the most important208268.6
2) Important 75725.0
3) Not very important1565.1
4) Not important at all391.3
Missing51 
TOTAL3034100.0
184) How important is the following to you personally? - Knowing the distinctive doctrines of the Presbyterian Church (BELIEV6)
TOTAL%
1) One of the most important2207.2
2) Important 186361.2
3) Not very important88329.0
4) Not important at all802.6
Missing39 
TOTAL3046100.0
185) How important is the following to you personally? - Attending worship services (BELIEV7)
TOTAL%
1) One of the most important127241.8
2) Important 164153.9
3) Not very important1214.0
4) Not important at all80.3
Missing43 
TOTAL3042100.0
186) How important is the following to you personally? - Working to bring about social justice (BELIEV8)
TOTAL%
1) One of the most important71023.5
2) Important 181159.9
3) Not very important46215.3
4) Not important at all401.3
Missing62 
TOTAL3023100.0
187) How important is the following to you personally? - Telling others about Jesus (BELIEV9)
TOTAL%
1) One of the most important91130.1
2) Important 158952.5
3) Not very important47315.6
4) Not important at all521.7
Missing60 
TOTAL3025100.0
188) How important is the following to you personally? - Belonging to this particular denomination (BELIEV10)
TOTAL%
1) One of the most important2969.7
2) Important 178658.8
3) Not very important82827.3
4) Not important at all1264.2
Missing49 
TOTAL3036100.0
189) How important is the following to you personally? - Church membership, in general (BELIEV11)
TOTAL%
1) One of the most important100733.2
2) Important 179759.2
3) Not very important2127.0
4) Not important at all190.6
Missing50 
TOTAL3035100.0
190) How important is the following to you personally? - Religion in my life (BELIEV12)
TOTAL%
1) One of the most important181659.6
2) Important 114437.6
3) Not very important712.3
4) Not important at all150.5
Missing39 
TOTAL3046100.0
191) How important is the following to you personally? - Socializing with persons with similar values (BELIEV13)
TOTAL%
1) One of the most important44714.6
2) Important 188661.7
3) Not very important64421.1
4) Not important at all822.7
Missing26 
TOTAL3059100.0
192) Indicate where you would place your image of God between the two contrasting images: Mother - Father. (GODIMAG1)
TOTAL%
1) Mother 90.3
2) 240.8
3) 481.6
4) 79526.5
5) 39013.0
6) 36712.2
7) Father136345.5
Missing89 
TOTAL2996100.0
193) Indicate where you would place your image of God between the two contrasting images: Master - Spouse. (GODIMAG2)
TOTAL%
1) Master 136547.3
2) 50117.4
3) 35512.3
4) 40213.9
5) 1174.1
6) 752.6
7) Spouse682.4
Missing202 
TOTAL2883100.0
194) Indicate where you would place your image of God between the two contrasting images: Judge - Lover. (GODIMAG3)
TOTAL%
1) Judge 75426.2
2) 2217.7
3) 2578.9
4) 90931.6
5) 30510.6
6) 2759.5
7) Lover1605.6
Missing204 
TOTAL2881100.0
195) Indicate where you would place your image of God between the two contrasting images: Friend - King. (GODIMAG4)
TOTAL%
1) Friend 71324.6
2) 29910.3
3) 2719.3
4) 94532.6
5) 2307.9
6) 1314.5
7) King31010.7
Missing186 
TOTAL2899100.0
196) 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 agree1214.0
2) Agree 2407.9
3) Neither agree or disagree55418.3
4) Disagree 108035.7
5) Strongly disagree103434.1
Missing56 
TOTAL3029100.0
197) 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 agree95231.5
2) Agree 150449.7
3) Neither agree or disagree31210.3
4) Disagree 1876.2
5) Strongly disagree692.3
Missing61 
TOTAL3024100.0
198) 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 agree381.3
2) Agree 772.6
3) Neither agree or disagree30810.2
4) Disagree 143847.6
5) Strongly disagree115738.3
Missing67 
TOTAL3018100.0
199) 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 agree1595.3
2) Agree 62320.8
3) Neither agree or disagree74925.0
4) Disagree 101133.7
5) Strongly disagree45915.3
Missing84 
TOTAL3001100.0
200) 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 agree58019.1
2) Agree 95931.5
3) Neither agree or disagree41313.6
4) Disagree 72323.8
5) Strongly disagree36612.0
Missing44 
TOTAL3041100.0
201) 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 agree45715.1
2) Agree 138645.7
3) Neither agree or disagree74024.4
4) Disagree 38612.7
5) Strongly disagree612.0
Missing55 
TOTAL3030100.0
202) 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 agree121339.8
2) Agree 93630.7
3) Neither agree or disagree44414.6
4) Disagree 37912.5
5) Strongly disagree722.4
Missing41 
TOTAL3044100.0
203) 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 agree49416.3
2) Agree 84427.8
3) Neither agree or disagree57819.1
4) Disagree 74224.5
5) Strongly disagree37512.4
Missing52 
TOTAL3033100.0
204) 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 agree41913.9
2) Agree 61720.4
3) Neither agree or disagree56318.6
4) Disagree 101833.7
5) Strongly disagree40313.3
Missing65 
TOTAL3020100.0
205) 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 agree49716.5
2) Agree 105835.1
3) Neither agree or disagree54518.1
4) Disagree 76825.4
5) Strongly disagree1505.0
Missing67 
TOTAL3018100.0
206) 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 agree47915.8
2) Agree 150149.5
3) Neither agree or disagree36912.2
4) Disagree 56818.7
5) Strongly disagree1173.9
Missing51 
TOTAL3034100.0
207) 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 agree35811.8
2) Agree 98332.4
3) Neither agree or disagree61320.2
4) Disagree 81326.8
5) Strongly disagree2638.7
Missing55 
TOTAL3030100.0
208) 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 agree1494.9
2) Agree 93430.9
3) Neither agree or disagree69022.8
4) Disagree125241.4
Missing60 
TOTAL3025100.0
209) 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 agree2588.5
2) Agree 104434.4
3) Neither agree or disagree43314.3
4) Disagree130142.9
Missing49 
TOTAL3036100.0
210) 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 agree32210.6
2) Agree 105734.9
3) Neither agree or disagree39913.2
4) Disagree125341.3
Missing54 
TOTAL3031100.0
211) 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 agree541.8
2) Agree 69022.8
3) Neither agree or disagree97432.1
4) Disagree 112937.2
5) Strongly disagree1856.1
Missing53 
TOTAL3032100.0
212) 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 agree581.9
2) Agree 54117.9
3) Neither agree or disagree94831.4
4) Disagree 121740.3
5) Strongly disagree2578.5
Missing64 
TOTAL3021100.0
213) What is your sex? (SEX)
TOTAL%
1) Female 115037.5
2) Male192062.5
Missing15 
TOTAL3070100.0
214) What is your present age? (AGE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL306952.33213
215) 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 farm32410.6
2) On a farm1003.3
3) In a small city or town (under 50,000 population)102333.4
4) In a medium-size city (50,000-250,000 population)43814.3
5) In a suburb near a medium-size city2468.0
6) In a large city (over 250,000 population)35411.6
7) In a suburb near a large city57818.9
Missing22 
TOTAL3063100.0
216) What is your present marital status? (MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Married 262685.4
2) Not married44914.6
Missing10 
TOTAL3075100.0
217) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE MARRIED: Have you had a previous marriage? (PREVMARR)
TOTAL%
1) No 221585.2
2) Yes, I was widowed662.5
3) Yes, I was divorced31612.2
4) Yes, I was both widowed and divorced20.1
Missing486 
TOTAL2599100.0
218) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE CURRENTLY NOT MARRIED: Have you ever been married? (EVERMARR)
TOTAL%
1) No14332.1
2) Yes, I was widowed16436.9
3) Yes, I was divorced13730.8
4) Yes, I was both widowed and divorced10.2
Missing2640 
TOTAL445100.0
219) 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 32212.4
2) Methodist 40315.5
3) Lutheran 1515.8
4) Episcopal 883.4
5) United Church of Christ1144.4
6) Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)421.6
7) Roman Catholic 1837.0
8) Reformed churches411.6
9) Other Presbyterian50.2
10) Presbyterian (U.S.A.)104840.3
11) Other 1365.2
12) More than one of these20.1
13) None of these642.5
14) Don't know40.2
Missing482 
TOTAL2603100.0
220) 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 10.1
2) Methodist 60.9
3) Lutheran 20.3
4) Episcopal 10.1
5) United Church of Christ40.6
6) Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)10.1
7) Roman Catholic 30.4
9) Other Presbyterian10.1
10) Presbyterian (U.S.A.)314.5
11) Other 63792.6
13) None of these10.1
Missing2397 
TOTAL688100.0
221) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE CURRENTLY MARRIED OR THOSE WHO WERE PREVIOUSLY MARRIED: Current church affiliation of spouse (SPCURAFF)
TOTAL%
1) Baptist 141.0
2) Methodist 171.2
3) Lutheran 80.6
4) Episcopal 50.4
5) United Church of Christ30.2
7) Romans Catholic342.4
9) Other Presbyterian10.1
10) Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)122287.9
11) Other141.0
13) None705.0
14) Don't know30.2
Missing1694 
TOTAL1391100.0
222) ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS: Are you employed... (MEMPLOYD)
TOTAL%
1) Part time 24214.0
2) Full time 73042.3
3) Unemployed 110.6
4) Retired 51229.7
5) Full time homemaker19111.1
6) Self-employed50.3
7) Student 150.9
8) Other191.1
Missing1360 
TOTAL1725100.0
223) ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS: What is your usual occupation? (See summary documentation.) (MOCCUP)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL1569191.422178
224) What is the highest level of education you have attained? (EDUCHI)
TOTAL%
1) Less than 8 years of formal education30.1
2) Completed eighth grade140.5
3) Some high school260.9
4) Completed high school2769.0
5) Some college41113.5
6) Graduated from college131042.9
7) Some graduate work37012.1
8) A graduate degree64421.1
Missing31 
TOTAL3054100.0
225) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE MEMBERS WHO GRADUATED FROM COLLEGE OR DID SOME GRADUATE WORK: Specify your major. (EDMAJORM)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL100655.42127
226) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE MARRIED: Is your husband or wife employed... (SPEMPLOY)
TOTAL%
1) Part time 89134.2
2) Full time 71427.4
3) Unemployed 552.1
4) Retired 42916.5
5) Full time homemaker44016.9
6) Self employed160.6
7) Student 441.7
8) Other170.7
Missing479 
TOTAL2606100.0
227) 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
TOTAL1263213.931209
228) 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 education70.3
2) Completed eighth grade120.5
3) Some high school421.6
4) Completed high school31212.1
5) Some college51119.8
6) College graduate70327.2
7) Some graduate work2499.6
8) A graduate work74828.9
Missing501 
TOTAL2584100.0
229) 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
TOTAL73856.19827
230) 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 48816.0
1) 1 35811.7
2) 2 104834.3
3) 3 70022.9
4) 4 32010.5
5) 5 913.0
6) 6 or more491.6
Missing31 
TOTAL3054100.0
231) Do you have any legally adopted children? (KIDADP)
TOTAL%
1) No 278191.1
2) Yes2718.9
Missing33 
TOTAL3052100.0
232) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE ANY LEGALLY ADOPTED CHILDREN: How many adopted children do you have? (KIDADNBR)
TOTAL%
1) 1 15055.8
2) 2 8832.7
3) 3 186.7
4) 4 103.7
5) 5 20.7
6) 6 or more10.4
Missing2816 
TOTAL269100.0
233) Do you have any stepchildren (that is, did your spouse have children at the time of your marriage)? (KIDSTP)
TOTAL%
1) No 273590.4
2) Yes2909.6
Missing60 
TOTAL3025100.0
234) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE STEPCHILDREN: How many stepchildren do you have? (KIDSTNBR)
TOTAL%
1) 1 8629.8
2) 2 10636.7
3) 3 5920.4
4) 4 289.7
5) 5 82.8
6) 6 or more20.7
Missing2796 
TOTAL289100.0
235) 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 less1997.4
2) 6-17 years54520.3
3) 18-24 years41015.2
4) 25 years or older150255.9
5) Child deceased331.2
Missing396 
TOTAL2689100.0
236) 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 less2058.7
2) 6-17 years52622.2
3) 18-24 years35214.9
4) 25 years or older124952.8
5) Child deceased341.4
Missing719 
TOTAL2366100.0
237) 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 years1017.7
2) 6-17 years22617.3
3) 18-24 years22317.0
4) 25 years or older71654.7
5) Child deceased423.2
Missing1777 
TOTAL1308100.0
238) 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 less284.9
2) 6-17 years8114.2
3) 18-24 years11119.5
4) 25 years or older32957.8
5) Child deceased203.5
Missing2516 
TOTAL569100.0
239) 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 less94.0
2) 6-17 years219.4
3) 18-24 years5725.6
4) 25 years or older12857.4
5) Child deceased83.6
Missing2862 
TOTAL223100.0
240) 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 less11.0
2) 6-17 years99.2
3) 18-24 years2525.5
4) 25 years or older5960.2
5) Child deceased44.1
Missing2987 
TOTAL98100.0
241) 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%
2) 6-17 years38.1
3) 18-24 years1129.7
4) 25 years or older2054.1
5) Child deceased38.1
Missing3048 
TOTAL37100.0
242) Generally speaking, do you think of yourself as a Republican, Democrat, Independent, or other? (POLPARTY)
TOTAL%
1) Democrat 112136.8
2) Independent 58519.2
3) Republican 130342.8
4) Other 220.7
5) Non-voting citizen10.0
9) Not applicable150.5
Missing38 
TOTAL3047100.0
243) Which of these best describes your usual stand on political issues? (POLSTAND)
TOTAL%
1) Very liberal1244.1
2) Liberal 63620.9
3) Moderate 139445.7
4) Conservative83227.3
5) Very conservative561.8
9) Response not applicable50.2
Missing38 
TOTAL3047100.0
244) 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.)32310.6
2) 2 141246.1
3) 3 52917.3
4) 4 52917.3
5) 5 2026.6
6) 6 501.6
7) 7 or more90.3
8) Not applicable (I live in a dormitory, nursing home, or other institutional housing.)70.2
Missing24 
TOTAL3061100.0
245) 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 47415.4
1) Spouse260584.6
Missing6 
TOTAL3079100.0
246) 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 225173.1
1) 62020.1
2) 1805.8
3) 270.9
4) 10.0
Missing6 
TOTAL3079100.0
247) 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 220471.6
1) 61920.1
2) 2147.0
3) 401.3
4) 20.1
Missing6 
TOTAL3079100.0
248) 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 303098.4
1) 331.1
2) 110.4
3) 50.2
Missing6 
TOTAL3079100.0
249) 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 304899.0
1) 210.7
2) 60.2
3) 40.1
Missing6 
TOTAL3079100.0
250) 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 299297.2
1) 80.3
2) 331.1
3) 40.1
4) 160.5
5) 230.7
6) 20.1
7) 10.0
Missing6 
TOTAL3079100.0
251) 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 306699.6
1) 60.2
2) 50.2
4) 10.0
5) 10.0
Missing6 
TOTAL3079100.0
252) 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 306399.5
1) 140.5
3) 10.0
6) 10.0
Missing6 
TOTAL3079100.0
253) 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 307799.9
2) 10.0
3) 10.0
Missing6 
TOTAL3079100.0
254) 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 301898.0
1) Friend or roommate190.6
2) More than one friend or roommate20.1
10) Cohabitant90.3
20) Foster child40.1
21) Two foster children60.2
30) Boarder or roomers40.1
31) Two boarders20.1
40) Foreign student70.2
41) Two foreign students20.1
50) Landlord 30.1
61) Two refugees10.0
70) Household staff10.0
93) Two students, Japanese student, friend10.0
Missing6 
TOTAL3079100.0
255) Is the home in which you currently live... (HOME)
TOTAL%
1) Rented by you2789.2
2) Owned by you free and clear of mortgage75524.9
3) Owned by you with a mortgage154951.1
4) Owned by congregation40413.3
5) Other100.3
6) Shared by you and the church20.1
7) Owned by relatives/parents250.8
8) Owned by employer110.4
Missing51 
TOTAL3034100.0
256) Which of the following best describes your current residence? (RESIDENC)
TOTAL%
1) Building of duplexes, triplexes or quadriplexes762.5
2) Building of apartments1294.3
3) Building of townhomes1143.8
4) Mobile home, on a lot you own140.5
5) Mobile home, on a lot you rent200.7
6) Single family house, detached from other houses267488.3
Missing58 
TOTAL3027100.0
257) 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-$24,99949716.7
2) $25,000-$49,999133044.7
3) $50,000-$99,99995432.1
4) $100,000 or more1946.5
Missing110 
TOTAL2975100.0
258) 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 50718.0
2) 3%-6% 108638.5
3) 7%-9% 44815.9
4) 10% or more78027.6
5) Unspecified10.0
Missing263 
TOTAL2822100.0
259) What is your race/ethnicity? (RACE)
TOTAL%
1) American Indian, Native American331.1
2) Asian American, Pacific Islander240.8
3) African American, Black401.3
4) Hispanic, Spanish American150.5
5) White, Caucasian292996.0
6) Other (specify)50.2
9) Response not applicable60.2
Missing33 
TOTAL3052100.0
260) SIZEM (SIZEM)
TOTAL%
1) 0-9914810.3
2) 100-19922915.9
3) 200-29922415.5
4) 300-49928920.1
5) 500-99928519.8
6) 1000-MORE26618.5
Missing1644 
TOTAL1441100.0
261) Age group 1 (AGEGRP1)
TOTAL%
1) 19 and younger80.3
2) 20-24 100.3
3) 25-29 622.0
4) 30-34 2126.9
5) 35-39 35011.4
6) 40-44 36311.8
7) 45-49 3039.9
8) 50-54 33210.8
9) 55-59 40813.3
10) 60-64 43914.3
11) 65-69 2718.8
12) 70-74 1545.0
13) 75-79 983.2
14) 80-84 461.5
15) 85 and older130.4
Missing16 
TOTAL3069100.0
262) Age group 2 (AGEGRP2)
TOTAL%
1) Under 4064220.9
2) 40-49 83027.0
3) 50-59 105334.3
4) 60 and older54417.7
Missing16 
TOTAL3069100.0
263) Index on relativism (see summary documentation for index construction) (RELATVSM)
TOTAL%
1) Low 163855.5
2) Medium 108936.9
3) High2257.6
Missing133 
TOTAL2952100.0
264) Index on (CHRISTON)
TOTAL%
1) Low 116638.9
2) Medium 104234.8
3) High78726.3
Missing90 
TOTAL2995100.0
265) Index on universalism (see summary documentation for index construction) (UNIVERSL)
TOTAL%
1) Low 191063.2
2) Medium 66822.1
3) High44214.6
Missing65 
TOTAL3020100.0
266) Index on otherworldliness (see summary documentation for index construction) (OTHERWD1)
TOTAL%
1) Low 97432.7
2) Medium 139146.7
3) High61520.6
Missing105 
TOTAL2980100.0
267) Index on otherworldliness (see summary documentation for index construction) (OTHERWD2)
TOTAL%
1) Low 142247.4
2) Medium 99433.1
3) High58519.5
Missing84 
TOTAL3001100.0
268) Index on individualism (see summary documentation for index construction) (INDIVDSM)
TOTAL%
1) Low 85228.7
2) Medium 177759.9
3) High33911.4
Missing117 
TOTAL2968100.0
269) Has respondent ever been married or never been married? (EVERMAR)
TOTAL%
1) Has been married292897.8
2) Has never been married662.2
Missing91 
TOTAL2994100.0
270) ASKED ONLY OF CLERGY AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY: How many congregations do you regularly serve or attend? (CSERVE)
TOTAL%
1) One111185.3
2) Two or more1299.9
3) Retired 292.2
4) Other response332.5
Missing1783 
TOTAL1302100.0
271) 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 1950251.9
2) 1950-1959 28421.5
3) 1960-1969 29722.4
4) 1970-1979 28621.6
5) 1980-199043232.6
Missing1761 
TOTAL1324100.0
272) 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 3129.8
2) Methodist 87.7
3) Lutheran 21.9
4) Episcopal 43.8
5) United Church of Christ1211.5
6) Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)21.9
8) Reformed churches1110.6
9) Other Presbyterian2221.2
11) Other 1211.5
Missing2981 
TOTAL104100.0
273) ASKED ONLY OF CLERGY AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY: Are you presently enrolled in a graduate school, seminary, or theological school? (CSCHOOL)
TOTAL%
1) No 119190.7
2) Yes1229.3
Missing1772 
TOTAL1313100.0
274) ASKED ONLY OF CLERGY AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY: Please indicate the theological degrees you have received. First mention (CTHDEGR1)
TOTAL%
1) Bible college272.1
2) Bachelor of Divinity, Master of Divinity121091.9
3) Master's degree, Master of Religious Education, Master of Christian Education161.2
4) Master's in Theology, Master of Systematic Theology60.5
5) Doctor of Ministry513.9
6) Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Theology, Doctor of Systematic Theology20.2
7) Other50.4
Missing1768 
TOTAL1317100.0
275) 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 1950241.9
2) 1950-1959 27721.5
3) 1960-1969 30323.5
4) 1970-1979 29022.5
5) 1980-199039530.6
Missing1796 
TOTAL1289100.0
276) 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
TOTAL131676.21476
277) ASKED ONLY OF CLERGY AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY: Please indicate which theological degrees you have received. Second mention (CTHDEGR2)
TOTAL%
2) Bachelor of Divinity, Master of Divinity286.7
3) Master's degree, Master of Religious Education, Master of Christian Education4811.4
4) Master's in Theology, Master of Systematic Theology13030.9
5) Doctor of Ministry16338.7
6) Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Theology, Doctor of Systematic Theology389.0
7) Other143.3
Missing2664 
TOTAL421100.0
278) 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 195051.2
2) 1950-1959 389.1
3) 1960-1969 8520.3
4) 1970-1979 12128.9
5) 1980-199016940.4
Missing2667 
TOTAL418100.0
279) 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
TOTAL41891.67584
280) ASKED ONLY OF CLERGY AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY: Please indicate which theological degrees you have received. Third mention (CTHDEGR3)
TOTAL%
1) Bible college22.5
3) Master's degree, Master of Religious Education, Master of Christian Education11.3
4) Master's in Theology, Master of Systematic Theology67.5
5) Doctor of Ministry4252.5
6) Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Theology, Doctor of Systematic Theology1923.8
7) Other1012.5
Missing3005 
TOTAL80100.0
281) 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 195011.3
2) 1950-1959 45.1
3) 1960-1969 56.4
4) 1970-1979 3848.7
5) 1980-19903038.5
Missing3007 
TOTAL78100.0
282) 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) 11.3
11) 33.8
12) 911.4
15) 11.3
35) 11.3
44) 22.5
47) 11.3
54) 78.9
57) 22.5
60) 11.3
61) 22.5
62) 11.3
64) 11.3
83) 11.3
102) 11.3
105) 11.3
119) 11.3
120) 11.3
125) 1113.9
132) 11.3
146) 33.8
148) 11.3
171) 56.3
175) 11.3
197) 11.3
207) 22.5
299) 22.5
301) 11.3
304) 11.3
307) 22.5
309) 11.3
318) 11.3
321) 11.3
325) 11.3
334) 11.3
338) 11.3
365) 11.3
367) 11.3
374) 11.3
385) 11.3
389) 11.3
Missing3006 
TOTAL79100.0
283) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE CLERGY AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY WHO GRADUATED FROM COLLEGE OR DID SOME GRADUATE WORK: Specify your major. (EDMAJORC)
TOTAL%
1) Accounting 211.7
2) Agriculture 20.2
3) Anthropology 80.6
4) Art, Architecture231.9
5) Biology 141.1
6) Chemistry 40.3
7) Computer Science241.9
8) Economics 776.2
9) Education 151.2
10) Engineering 13110.5
11) English, Comparative Literature20.2
12) Finance 211.7
13) Foreign Language, Area Studies17814.3
14) Geography 40.3
15) Geology 20.2
16) Health Professions20.2
17) History, Classical Civilization292.3
18) Home Economics, Family Studies463.7
19) Journalism 20.2
20) Management 181.4
21) Marketing 10.1
22) Mathematics 211.7
23) Military Science786.3
24) Music 50.4
25) Philosophy 383.1
26) Physics 151.2
27) Political Science13110.5
28) Pre-Law 16113.0
29) Psychology 231.9
30) Religion (including pre-ministerial)907.2
31) Social Work 100.8
32) Sociology 292.3
33) Theatre 110.9
34) Other70.6
Missing1842 
TOTAL1243100.0
284) 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 92770.2
2) Yes39329.8
Missing1765 
TOTAL1320100.0
285) 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 less246.1
2) 2-3 years9925.3
3) 4-5 years8120.7
4) 6-10 years10125.8
5) 11-15 years4812.2
6) 16-25 years348.7
7) 26 or more years51.3
Missing2693 
TOTAL392100.0
286) 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 occupations6516.7
2) Professional specialty occupations16041.1
3) Technicians and related support occupations164.1
4) Sales occupations4210.8
5) Administrative support occupations, including clerical307.7
7) Protective service occupations10.3
8) Service occupations, except protective and household41.0
9) Farming, forestry, and fishing occupations61.5
10) Precision production, craft, and repair occupations194.9
11) Machine operators, assemblers, and inspectors20.5
12) Transportation and material moving occupations10.3
13) Handlers, equipment cleaners, helpers, and laborers20.5
14) Military 3910.0
16) More than one occupation listed20.5
Missing2696 
TOTAL389100.0
287) ASKED ONLY OF CLERGY AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY: At the present time are you serving a congregation in a pastoral position? (CPSTRPOS)
TOTAL%
1) No 26820.3
2) Yes105079.7
Missing1767 
TOTAL1318100.0
288) 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 88183.4
2) Part time17516.6
Missing2029 
TOTAL1056100.0
289) 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 pastor55952.6
2) Senior pastor16615.6
3) Assistant/Associate pastor13312.5
4) Co-pastor 403.8
5) Stated or temporary supply504.7
6) Interim pastor615.7
7) Tentmaker 212.0
8) Pastor emeritus10.1
9) Parish Associate232.2
10) Other80.8
Missing2023 
TOTAL1062100.0
290) 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 institution7318.6
2) Campus minister123.1
3) Chaplain 6817.3
4) Missionary 82.0
5) Presbytery staff297.4
6) Synod staff82.0
7) National staff of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)184.6
8) Staff of an ecumenical or non-denominational agency112.8
9) Professional pastoral counselor205.1
10) Other employment in a church-related setting174.3
11) Other employment8220.9
12) Retired 348.7
13) Unemployed 102.5
14) Student 30.8
Missing2692 
TOTAL393100.0
291) 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 148.4
2) High School53.0
3) College or University5834.9
4) Seminary or Other Theological School2112.7
5) Hospital or Other Medical Facility3722.3
6) Other3118.7
Missing2919 
TOTAL166100.0
292) 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 14075.3
2) Yes4624.7
Missing2899 
TOTAL186100.0
293) 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 60.6
2) Agriculture 10.1
3) Anthropology 222.4
4) Art, Architecture161.7
5) Biology 50.5
6) Chemistry 30.3
7) Computer Science30.3
8) Economics 25427.4
9) Education 40.4
10) Engineering 485.2
11) English, Comparative Literature20.2
12) Finance 202.2
13) Foreign Language, Area Studies151.6
14) Geography 333.6
16) Health Professions10.1
17) History, Classical Civilization262.8
18) Home Economics, Family Studies202.2
19) Journalism 10.1
20) Management 151.6
22) Mathematics 343.7
23) Military Science70.8
24) Music 20.2
25) Philosophy 20.2
26) Physics 151.6
27) Political Science333.6
28) Pre-Law 17418.8
29) Psychology 242.6
30) Religion (including pre-ministerial)192.0
31) Social Work 30.3
32) Sociology 181.9
33) Theatre 9510.2
34) Other70.8
Missing2157 
TOTAL928100.0
294) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE CLERGY AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY WHO ARE MARRIED: Is your husband or wife an ordained minister? (CORDSPS)
TOTAL%
1) No 106490.2
2) Yes, but not a parish pastor292.5
3) Yes, co-pastor with me383.2
4) Yes, pastor/associate of another Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) congregation353.0
5) Yes, pastor/associate of a congregation affiliated with another denomination131.1
Missing1906 
TOTAL1179100.0
295) 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 occupations9010.6
2) Professional specialty occupations54864.4
3) Technicians and related support occupations222.6
4) Sales occupations354.1
5) Administrative support occupations, including clerical13015.3
7) Protective service occupations20.2
8) Service occupations, except protective and household111.3
9) Farming, forestry, and fishing occupations30.4
10) Precision production, craft, and repair occupations70.8
12) Transportation and material moving occupations10.1
14) Military 20.2
Missing2234 
TOTAL851100.0
296) CLERGY AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY SAMPLE ONLY: Year ordained (YEARORD)
TOTAL%
1) 1900-1949 131.4
2) 1950-1959 17218.2
3) 1960-1969 20521.7
4) 1970-1979 21222.5
5) 1980-199134236.2
Missing2141 
TOTAL944100.0
297) CLERGY AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY SAMPLE ONLY: Does respondent have a Bachelor's or Master's degree in Divinity? (BDMDIV)
TOTAL%
1) Has degree123292.9
2) Does not have degree947.1
Missing1759 
TOTAL1326100.0
298) CLERGY AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY SAMPLE ONLY: Does respondent have a Doctor of Ministry degree? (DMIN)
TOTAL%
1) Has degree25619.3
2) Does not have degree107080.7
Missing1759 
TOTAL1326100.0
299) CLERGY AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY SAMPLE ONLY: Does respondent have a Doctor of Philosophy or Theology degree? (PHDTHD)
TOTAL%
1) Has degree594.4
2) Does not have degree126795.6
Missing1759 
TOTAL1326100.0
300) CLERGY AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY SAMPLE ONLY: Does respondent have a any other degrees? (OTHDEGR)
TOTAL%
1) Has degree24818.7
2) Does not have degree107881.3
Missing1759 
TOTAL1326100.0
301) I-SEX: What is your sex? (For use with on-line analysis.) (I-SEX)
TOTAL%
1) Female 115037.5
2) Male192062.5
Missing15 
TOTAL3070100.0
302) I-MARITAL: What is your present marital status? (For use with on-line analysis.) (I-MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Married 262685.4
2) Not married44914.6
Missing10 
TOTAL3075100.0
303) I-REGION: Region (for use with on-line analysis) (I-REGION)
TOTAL%
1) South 111836.5
2) West 46315.1
3) Northeast 65621.4
4) Midwest82827.0
Missing20 
TOTAL3065100.0
304) 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-$24,99949716.7
2) $25,000-$49,999133044.7
3) $50,000-$99,99995432.1
4) $100,000 or more1946.5
Missing110 
TOTAL2975100.0
305) I-EDUCHI: What is the highest level of education you have attained? (Recoded for use with on-line analysis.) (I-EDUCHI)
TOTAL%
1) 431.4
2) High schl68722.5
3) College168055.0
4) Grad64421.1
Missing31 
TOTAL3054100.0
306) I-AGE: What is your present age? (Recoded for use with on-line analysis.) (I-AGE)
TOTAL%
1) <35 years2929.5
2) 35-44 yrs71323.2
3) 45-54 yrs63520.7
4) 55-64 yrs84727.6
5) 65+ years58219.0
Missing16 
TOTAL3069100.0
307) I-RACE: What is your race/ethnicity? (Recoded for use with on-line analysis.) (I-RACE)
TOTAL%
1) White292996.0
2) Non-white1234.0
Missing33 
TOTAL3052100.0
308) 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) Democrat112136.8
2) Independen58519.2
3) Republican130342.8
4) Other/NA381.2
Missing38 
TOTAL3047100.0
309) I-SAMPLE: Sample of respondents (for use with on-line analysis) (I-SAMPLE)
TOTAL%
1) Members82626.8
2) Elders92730.1
3) Pastors94530.7
4) Spec clerg38112.4
Missing6 
TOTAL3079100.0