Presbyterian Panel Survey, November 1993: Disabilities Issues

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All frequencies are raw numbers (no weights used).
1) Identification number (IDCODE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL314224480.91410080
2) How familiar are you with the 1993 federal law, the Americans with Disabilities Act, which requires most public buildings and businesses to provide access to their facilities for persons with disabilities? (KNOWAWDA)
TOTAL%
1) Very familiar42413.7
2) Familiar164053.1
3) Not very familiar88028.5
4) Not at all familiar1444.7
Missing54 
TOTAL3088100.0
3) In general, churches are exempt from the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (with the exception of certain public facilities, such as day-care centers). Despite that exemption, how important do you feel it is to make church facilities and church programs accessible to persons with disabilities? (ACESIMP)
TOTAL%
1) Very important176457.2
2) Important123940.2
3) Not very important742.4
4) Not at all important70.2
Missing58 
TOTAL3084100.0
4) The General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) in 1991 defined "persons with disabilities" in this way: "Persons with disabilities are a diverse group of individuals who have a physical or mental impairment which substantially limits one or more major life activities, such as relating, caring for one's self, performing manual tasks, walking, seeing, hearing, speaking, breathing, learning, and working." Based on this definition, how many people with disabilities are there in your congregation? (DISBNUMB)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL201419.66651
5) Please indicate whether you agree or disagree with each of the following statements. -- Overall, the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) does more than most denominations to facilitate the inclusion and participation in the church of persons with disabilities. (PCDOMORE)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree1605.2
2) Agree84527.3
3) Neither agree nor disagree192962.4
4) Disagree1504.9
5) Strongly disagree80.3
Missing50 
TOTAL3092100.0
6) Please indicate whether you agree or disagree with each of the following statements. -- Compared to 10 years ago (1983), the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) today is a stronger advocate for the inclusion and participation in the church of people with disabilities. (PCADVOCT)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree33210.7
2) Agree198663.8
3) Neither agree nor disagree71422.9
4) Disagree782.5
5) Strongly disagree40.1
Missing28 
TOTAL3114100.0
7) Please indicate whether you agree or disagree with each of the following statements. -- Persons with disabilities have gifts to be used by the church. (DISBGIFT)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree167853.7
2) Agree133542.7
3) Neither agree nor disagree1053.4
4) Disagree30.1
5) Strongly disagree20.1
Missing19 
TOTAL3123100.0
8) Please indicate whether you agree or disagree with each of the following statements. -- In general, my congregation's approach to the issue of disabilities has been one of ministry to persons with disabilities (i.e., "charity"), rather than ministry with persons with disabilities (i.e., "empowerment"). (CHRTYPWR)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree1304.2
2) Agree105834.3
3) Neither agree nor disagree91029.5
4) Disagree86328.0
5) Strongly disagree1234.0
Missing58 
TOTAL3084100.0
9) The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Book Of Order lists "disability" among the specific areas of the church's commitment to inclusiveness and participation, stating that: "All governing bodies shall work to become more open and inclusive and to correct patterns of discrimination on the basis of race, sex, age, marital condition, or disability" (G9.0104). Were you aware of this provision in the Book of Order? (KNOWPROV)
TOTAL%
1) Yes178057.2
2) No133042.8
Missing32 
TOTAL3110100.0
10) In each synod, each presbytery, and the General Assembly, a Committee on Representation is elected to act as "an advocate for the representation of . . . persons with disabilities . . ." (G9.0105). How would you rate your presbytery's Committee on Representation as regards their advocacy for persons with disabilities? (RATEREPS)
TOTAL%
1) Consistent advocate for persons with disabilities55117.9
2) Occasional advocate for persons with disabilities61520.0
3) Rarely an advocate for persons with disabilities2668.6
4) Never an advocate for persons with disabilities421.4
5) Not familiar with work of this committee in my presbytery153049.7
6) My presbytery's Committee on Representation is not currently active.762.5
Missing62 
TOTAL3080100.0
11) Should presbyteries require that their meetings be held only in facilities accessible to persons with disabilities? (REQFACLS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, definitely111435.8
2) Yes, probably133442.9
3) No, probably not41813.4
4) No, definitely not722.3
5) Not sure1735.6
Missing31 
TOTAL3111100.0
12) Please answer the following question about your congregation or presbytery. -- Does your own presbytery have a policy of holding presbytery meetings only in facilities accessible to persons with disabilities? (REQPOLCY)
TOTAL%
1) Yes44814.4
2) No69422.3
3) Don't know196563.2
Missing35 
TOTAL3107100.0
13) In the past year, has your congregation held a worship service (or services) designed specifically to recognize and involve persons with disabilities? (SERVDISB)
TOTAL%
1) Yes2538.1
2) No247979.8
3) Don't know37512.1
Missing35 
TOTAL3107100.0
14) Do new officers in your congregation routinely undergo training that addresses disability issues? (DISBTRAN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1514.9
2) No210668.0
3) Don't know84227.2
Missing43 
TOTAL3099100.0
15) Does your congregation have a committee or resource person to deal with disability issues? (RESRCPRS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes49215.9
2) No190061.3
3) Don't know70622.8
Missing44 
TOTAL3098100.0
16) Does one or more persons with disabilities serve as an officer (elder, deacon or trustee) in your congregation? (DISBOFCR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes126841.2
2) No137844.8
3) Don't know43114.0
Missing65 
TOTAL3077100.0
17) In the last year, have one or more sermons on disability issues been preached in worship in your congregation? (DISBSERM)
TOTAL%
1) Yes44814.5
2) No195563.4
3) Don't know67922.0
Missing60 
TOTAL3082100.0
18) Does your congregation provide transportation to worship services for people with disabilities through some formal, church-sponsored program? (TRANSPT1)
TOTAL%
1) Yes122639.6
2) No165253.3
3) Don't know2197.1
Missing45 
TOTAL3097100.0
19) Does your congregation provide transportation to other church-sponsored events (such as church suppers, picnics, women's circles, etc.) for persons with disabilities? (TRANSPT2)
TOTAL%
1) Yes157951.0
2) No114537.0
3) Don't know37212.0
Missing46 
TOTAL3096100.0
20) Has your congregation produced any resources or materials that deal with disability issues? (DISBMATS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes2307.4
2) No212068.6
3) Don't know74224.0
Missing50 
TOTAL3092100.0
21) Is your congregation directly involved (i.e., through contributions of money, or recruitment of volunteers) in any projects that primarily concern persons with disabilities (e.g., group homes for people with disabilities, adult day care)? (DISBPROJ)
TOTAL%
1) Yes119838.8
2) No131942.7
3) Don't know57118.5
Missing54 
TOTAL3088100.0
22) How accessible is your congregation's sanctuary to people who have difficulty walking or who use a wheelchair? (SANCACES)
TOTAL%
1) Very accessible180658.4
2) Accessible76324.7
3) Somewhat accessible2518.1
4) Not very accessible2447.9
5) Don't know180.6
6) Not applicable120.4
Missing48 
TOTAL3094100.0
23) How accessible are your congregation's church offices to people who have difficulty walking or who use a wheelchair? (OFICACES)
TOTAL%
1) Very accessible141646.4
2) Accessible75724.8
3) Somewhat accessible32610.7
4) Not very accessible47615.6
5) Don't know260.9
6) Not applicable531.7
Missing88 
TOTAL3054100.0
24) How accessible are your congregation's Church School/Christian Education classrooms to people who have difficulty walking or who use a wheelchair? (CLASACES)
TOTAL%
1) Very accessible117138.4
2) Accessible74124.3
3) Somewhat accessible54517.9
4) Not very accessible53617.6
5) Don't know250.8
6) Not applicable280.9
Missing96 
TOTAL3046100.0
25) How accessible is your congregation's Fellowship Hall to people who have difficulty walking or who use a wheelchair? (HALLACES)
TOTAL%
1) Very accessible149749.0
2) Accessible75324.6
3) Somewhat accessible3009.8
4) Not very accessible43914.4
5) Don't know240.8
6) Not applicable421.4
Missing87 
TOTAL3055100.0
26) How accessible are your congregation's restrooms to people who have difficulty walking or who use a wheelchair? (RESTACES)
TOTAL%
1) Very accessible122640.4
2) Accessible74924.7
3) Somewhat accessible50916.8
4) Not very accessible48415.9
5) Don't know481.6
6) Not applicable190.6
Missing107 
TOTAL3035100.0
27) How accessible is your congregation's choir loft/choir seating to people who have difficulty walking or who use a wheelchair? (LOFTACES)
TOTAL%
1) Very accessible2668.8
2) Accessible2578.5
3) Somewhat accessible42514.0
4) Not very accessible185061.1
5) Don't know732.4
6) Not applicable1575.2
Missing114 
TOTAL3028100.0
28) How accessible is your congregation's chancel (i.e., area around pulpit and communion table in front of the sanctuary) to people who have difficulty walking or who use a wheelchair? (CHANACES)
TOTAL%
1) Very accessible59019.4
2) Accessible58219.1
3) Somewhat accessible65821.6
4) Not very accessible115237.8
5) Don't know341.1
6) Not applicable311.0
Missing95 
TOTAL3047100.0
29) To the extent that your congregation's facilities are accessible to persons with disabilities, is this because facilities were originally designed and built to be accessible? (BILTACES)
TOTAL%
1) Yes986100.0
Missing2156 
TOTAL986100.0
30) To the extent that your congregation's facilities are accessible to persons with disabilities, is this because facilities were renovated specifically to make them more accessible? (RENVACES)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1438100.0
Missing1704 
TOTAL1438100.0
31) To the extent that your congregation's facilities are accessible to persons with disabilities, is this because facilities were made more accessible as part of a larger process of general renovation? (GENRENOV)
TOTAL%
1) Yes682100.0
Missing2460 
TOTAL682100.0
32) To the extent that your congregation's facilities are accessible to persons with disabilities, is this because facilities generally are not accessible? (USUALNOT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes435100.0
Missing2707 
TOTAL435100.0
33) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO SAID THEIR CONGREGATION'S FACILITIES ARE ACCESSIBLE TO PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES: What was the primary factor which motivated your congregation's decision to make its facilities (more) accessible? (PRIMEFAC)
TOTAL%
1) To accommodate one or more congregational members or staff who have disabilities83232.0
2) To assist specifically with evangelism efforts among persons with disabilities1335.1
3) To assist generally with evangelism efforts in the community2088.0
4) To comply with legal requirements for accessibility (e.g., for a day-care center)1455.6
5) To do our part to be part of the general trend to make public buildings in the United States accessible to persons with disabilities69726.8
6) Not sure/Don't know58322.4
Missing544 
TOTAL2598100.0
34) Does your church have any buildings of its own? (OWNBUILD)
TOTAL%
1) No461.5
2) Yes309698.5
TOTAL3142100.0
35) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHOSE CHURCH HAS BUILDINGS OF ITS OWN: Do the facilities of your congregation provide designated "handicapped" parking spaces? (HANDIPRK)
TOTAL%
1) Yes232977.8
2) No63321.1
3) Don't know311.0
Missing149 
TOTAL2993100.0
36) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHOSE CHURCH HAS BUILDINGS OF ITS OWN: Do the facilities of your congregation provide curb cuts for wheelchairs? (CURBCUTS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes204771.0
2) No75226.1
3) Don't know832.9
Missing260 
TOTAL2882100.0
37) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHOSE CHURCH HAS BUILDINGS OF ITS OWN: Do the facilities of your congregation provide wheelchair ramps? (WCRAMPS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes205269.9
2) No84828.9
3) Don't know361.2
Missing206 
TOTAL2936100.0
38) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHOSE CHURCH HAS BUILDINGS OF ITS OWN: Do the facilities of your congregation provide large-print hymnals? (PRNTHYMN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes115639.2
2) No152551.7
3) Don't know2719.2
Missing190 
TOTAL2952100.0
39) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHOSE CHURCH HAS BUILDINGS OF ITS OWN: Do the facilities of your congregation provide large-print Bibles? (PRNTBIBL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes96132.5
2) No160654.3
3) Don't know39313.3
Missing182 
TOTAL2960100.0
40) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHOSE CHURCH HAS BUILDINGS OF ITS OWN: Do the facilities of your congregation provide Braille Bibles? (BRALBIBL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes331.1
2) No247084.6
3) Don't know41614.3
Missing223 
TOTAL2919100.0
41) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHOSE CHURCH HAS BUILDINGS OF ITS OWN: Do the facilities of your congregation provide Braille hymnals? (BRALHYMN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes301.0
2) No248185.0
3) Don't know40713.9
Missing224 
TOTAL2918100.0
42) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHOSE CHURCH HAS BUILDINGS OF ITS OWN: Do the facilities of your congregation provide wheelchair lifts? (WCLIFTS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes2849.8
2) No244284.5
3) Don't know1635.6
Missing253 
TOTAL2889100.0
43) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHOSE CHURCH HAS BUILDINGS OF ITS OWN: Do the facilities of your congregation provide elevators? (ELEVATS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes67023.1
2) No218775.5
3) Don't know381.3
Missing247 
TOTAL2895100.0
44) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHOSE CHURCH HAS BUILDINGS OF ITS OWN: Do the facilities of your congregation provide renovated restrooms accessible to persons with disabilities? (RESTROOM)
TOTAL%
1) Yes162154.9
2) No120040.7
3) Don't know1304.4
Missing191 
TOTAL2951100.0
45) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHOSE CHURCH HAS BUILDINGS OF ITS OWN: Do the facilities of your congregation provide automatic doors on entrances and exits? (AUTODOOR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1033.5
2) No276594.3
3) Don't know632.1
Missing211 
TOTAL2931100.0
46) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHOSE CHURCH HAS BUILDINGS OF ITS OWN: Do the facilities of your congregation provide accessible water fountains? (WATERFNT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes126843.0
2) No146449.7
3) Don't know2147.3
Missing196 
TOTAL2946100.0
47) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHOSE CHURCH HAS BUILDINGS OF ITS OWN: Do the facilities of your congregation provide a supplemental sound system to aid the hearing-impaired? (SUPSOUND)
TOTAL%
1) Yes190363.7
2) No98032.8
3) Don't know1043.5
Missing155 
TOTAL2987100.0
48) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHOSE CHURCH HAS BUILDINGS OF ITS OWN: Do the facilities of your congregation provide tape recordings of services for persons whose disabilities prevent them from attending? (TAPESERV)
TOTAL%
1) Yes201867.8
2) No78126.3
3) Don't know1765.9
Missing167 
TOTAL2975100.0
49) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHOSE CHURCH HAS BUILDINGS OF ITS OWN: Do the facilities of your congregation provide copies of newsletters, bulletins, etc., on disk/tape/computer? (DISKCOPY)
TOTAL%
1) Yes77526.3
2) No171958.4
3) Don't know45015.3
Missing198 
TOTAL2944100.0
50) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHOSE CHURCH HAS BUILDINGS OF ITS OWN: Do the facilities of your congregation provide accessible telephones? (TELEACES)
TOTAL%
1) Yes153751.9
2) No110237.2
3) Don't know32511.0
Missing178 
TOTAL2964100.0
51) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHOSE CHURCH HAS BUILDINGS OF ITS OWN: To what extent are the facilities of your congregation an impediment to the participation/attendance of persons with disabilities? (FACSIMPD)
TOTAL%
1) Very great impediment973.2
2) Great impediment2458.1
3) Some impediment156951.9
4) Not an impediment111136.8
Missing120 
TOTAL3022100.0
52) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHOSE CHURCH HAS BUILDINGS OF ITS OWN: Do you think attendance at worship services, Church School classes, and other programs of your church would increase if the facilities were made more accessible to persons with disabilities? (GROWPROG)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, definitely1374.5
2) Yes, probably60019.7
3) No, probably not166354.7
4) No, definitely not2488.2
5) Don't know/No opinion39212.9
Missing102 
TOTAL3040100.0
53) In general, how do most people in your congregation feel about having persons with disabilities attend your church's worship services and other church functions? (FEELDISB)
TOTAL%
1) They are opposed to their inclusion.190.6
2) It makes them uncomfortable.511.7
3) They tolerate persons with disabilities.30810.0
4) They welcome persons with disabilities.245679.8
5) Not sure2427.9
Missing66 
TOTAL3076100.0
54) Because of a health condition that has lasted for six months or more, do you have any difficulty going outside your home alone, for example, to shop or visit a doctor's office? (YOUSHOP)
TOTAL%
1) Yes973.3
2) No282396.7
Missing222 
TOTAL2920100.0
55) Because of a health condition that has lasted for six months or more, does anyone in your household have any difficulty going outside the home alone, for example, to shop or visit a doctor's office? (FAMSHOP)
TOTAL%
1) Yes2257.8
2) No224378.0
3) Does not apply40914.2
Missing265 
TOTAL2877100.0
56) Because of a health condition that has lasted for six months or more, do you have any difficulty taking care of personal needs, such as bathing, dressing or getting around inside the home? (YOUDRESS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes461.6
2) No286198.4
Missing235 
TOTAL2907100.0
57) Because of a health condition that has lasted for six months or more, does anyone in your household have any difficulty taking care of personal needs, such as bathing, dressing or getting around inside the home? (FAMDRESS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1495.2
2) No231280.6
3) Does not apply40614.2
Missing275 
TOTAL2867100.0
58) Please think back to the last worship service you attended. Did you have difficulty hearing the pastor? (PROBHEAR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1505.0
2) No286395.0
Missing129 
TOTAL3013100.0
59) Please think back to the last worship service you attended. Did you have difficulty reading the hymns (or other worship materials) because of the size of print and/or poor lighting? (PROBREAD)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1374.5
2) No288195.5
Missing124 
TOTAL3018100.0
60) Please think back to the last worship service you attended. Did you have difficulty because of a learning disability? (PROBLD)
TOTAL%
1) Yes230.8
2) No297999.2
Missing140 
TOTAL3002100.0
61) Please think back to the last worship service you attended. Did you have difficulty entering the church because of problems walking? (PROBWALK)
TOTAL%
1) Yes632.1
2) No295297.9
Missing127 
TOTAL3015100.0
62) Please think back to the last worship service you attended. Did you have difficulty speaking? (PROBTALK)
TOTAL%
1) Yes180.6
2) No298599.4
Missing139 
TOTAL3003100.0
63) ASKED ONLY OF CLERGY: How much training, if any, did you receive (B.D. or M.Div. program) in dealing with disability concerns in the church? (TRAINING)
TOTAL%
1) A lot130.9
2) A little1268.5
3) Almost none33622.7
4) None100567.9
Missing1662 
TOTAL1480100.0
64) ASKED ONLY OF CLERGY: In the last five years, have you had any continuing education on disability concerns in the church? (CONTEDUC)
TOTAL%
1) Yes32322.1
2) No113977.9
Missing1680 
TOTAL1462100.0
65) Sample type (SAMPLE)
TOTAL%
1) Members79825.4
2) Elders83126.4
3) Pastors105033.4
4) Specialized clergy46314.7
TOTAL3142100.0
66) Identification number (NEWCODE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL314224480.91410080
67) Identification number (CODE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL313524726.44610041
68) Renumbered identification number (NEWCODE2)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL313524470.62810084
69) State (STATE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL312027.32914
70) Region (REGION)
TOTAL%
1) South 112436.0
2) West 48415.5
3) Northeast 65521.0
4) Midwest85927.5
Missing20 
TOTAL3122100.0
71) Pin number (PIN)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL31318113.9527779
72) Date survey received (DATE)
TOTAL%
104) 20.1
107) 30.1
109) 30.1
112) 10.0
123) 10.0
223) 10.0
301) 10.0
1004) 150.5
1005) 10.0
1006) 10.0
1008) 10.0
1009) 49315.8
1010) 1223.9
1011) 20.1
1012) 36911.8
1016) 45114.4
1018) 1244.0
1020) 20.1
1022) 10.0
1023) 53717.2
1025) 622.0
1026) 10.0
1029) 2498.0
1030) 872.8
1101) 200.6
1102) 170.5
1105) 150.5
1107) 872.8
1109) 692.2
1112) 20.1
1114) 943.0
1115) 30.1
1116) 160.5
1119) 371.2
1120) 461.5
1123) 20.1
1126) 612.0
1127) 280.9
1128) 10.0
1129) 130.4
1202) 10.0
1203) 120.4
1204) 220.7
1212) 140.4
1214) 40.1
1220) 30.1
1221) 130.4
1227) 10.0
1228) 160.5
Missing15 
TOTAL3127100.0
73) 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 less35511.6
2) 2-3 years46215.1
3) 4-5 years35611.7
4) 6-10 years52717.3
5) 11-15 years3029.9
6) 16-25 years46915.4
7) 26 or more years58419.1
Missing87 
TOTAL3055100.0
74) How far do you live from this congregation? (CONGLIVE)
TOTAL%
1) 1 mile or less116638.4
2) 2-3 miles74624.5
3) 4-5 miles40713.4
4) 6-10 miles41413.6
5) 11-15 miles1364.5
6) 16-25 miles1013.3
7) 26 or more miles692.3
Missing103 
TOTAL3039100.0
75) ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS: How often do you attend your congregation's Sunday worship services? (MATTEND)
TOTAL%
1) Never 110.7
2) Less than once a year80.5
3) About once or twice a year231.4
4) Several times a year633.9
5) About once a month523.2
6) Two-three times a month18911.7
7) Nearly every week77347.8
8) Every week49930.8
Missing1524 
TOTAL1618100.0
76) 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 time38924.0
2) A fair amount of time71444.1
3) A little time36422.5
4) Really no time at all1539.4
Missing1522 
TOTAL1620100.0
77) ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS: What is the approximate number of members in this congregation? (CONGMBR)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL30321428.2452825
78) 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)76048.3
3) Deacon (currently serving on board of deacons)664.2
4) Trustee (currently serving on board of trustees)100.6
5) Officer of men's, women's, or youth group724.6
6) Teacher 835.3
7) Organist or choir director60.4
8) Chairperson of congregational committee or task force181.1
9) Member of congregational committee or task force815.1
10) Member of presbytery, synod, or General Assembly committee or task force100.6
11) None of the above36122.9
12) Other 1066.7
13) More than four listed10.1
Missing1568 
TOTAL1574100.0
79) 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)50.7
4) Trustee (currently serving on board of trustees)628.2
5) Officer of men's, women's, or youth group8411.2
6) Teacher 13117.4
7) Organist or choir director172.3
8) Chairperson of congregational committee or task force16622.0
9) Member of congregational committee or task force14719.5
10) Member of presbytery, synod, or General Assembly committee or task force233.1
12) Other 11715.5
13) More than four listed10.1
Missing2389 
TOTAL753100.0
80) 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 group123.4
6) Teacher 3810.7
7) Organist or choir director51.4
8) Chairperson of congregational committee or task force7521.2
9) Member of congregational committee or task force10830.5
10) Member of presbytery, synod, or General Assembly committee or task force4011.3
11) None of the above10.3
12) Other 7521.2
Missing2788 
TOTAL354100.0
81) 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%
8) Chairperson of congregational committee or task force97.4
9) Member of congregational committee or task force3024.6
10) Member of presbytery, synod, or General Assembly committee or task force2419.7
12) Other 3427.9
13) More than four listed2520.5
Missing3020 
TOTAL122100.0
82) ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS: Have you been baptized? (MBAPTIZD)
TOTAL%
1) No 90.6
2) Yes161299.4
Missing1521 
TOTAL1621100.0
83) ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS: Were you baptized in a Presbyterian church? (MPRESBPT)
TOTAL%
1) No 84853.0
2) Yes75147.0
Missing1543 
TOTAL1599100.0
84) ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS: How old were you when you were baptized? (MBAPTAGE)
TOTAL%
1) One year or younger66943.2
2) Two to three years553.5
3) Four to five years251.6
4) Six to ten years1318.5
5) Eleven to fifteen years29719.2
6) Sixteen to twenty-five years996.4
7) Twenty-six years or older27417.7
Missing1592 
TOTAL1550100.0
85) ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS: Have you been confirmed? (MCONFIRM)
TOTAL%
1) No 33121.3
2) Yes122478.7
Missing1587 
TOTAL1555100.0
86) ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS: Were you confirmed in a Presbyterian church? (MCONFBPT)
TOTAL%
1) No 46637.2
2) Yes78662.8
Missing1890 
TOTAL1252100.0
87) ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS: Were you raised in the congregation you currently belong to? (MRSDCURR)
TOTAL%
1) No 135283.3
2) Yes27116.7
Missing1519 
TOTAL1623100.0
88) 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 31432.4
2) No65567.6
Missing2173 
TOTAL969100.0
89) 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 69163.9
2) No39036.1
Missing2061 
TOTAL1081100.0
90) 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 19120.1
2) No76079.9
Missing2191 
TOTAL951100.0
91) 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 40540.3
2) No60159.7
Missing2136 
TOTAL1006100.0
92) 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 424.6
2) No86395.4
Missing2237 
TOTAL905100.0
93) 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 38541.0
2) No55459.0
Missing2203 
TOTAL939100.0
94) 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 23424.8
2) No71175.2
Missing2197 
TOTAL945100.0
95) 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.1159.6
2) I was looking for a Presbyterian church.39833.3
3) I was introduced by a relative who is/was a member of the congregation.14011.7
4) I was introduced by a friend/neighbor/acquaintance who is/was a member of the congregation.24220.3
5) I was one of the charter members.272.3
6) I heard of read about the church and decided to try it.12510.5
7) The pastor visited or called me.1109.2
8) More than one above90.8
9) None of the above272.3
10) Other10.1
Missing1948 
TOTAL1194100.0
96) 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 55152.6
2) No49747.4
Missing2094 
TOTAL1048100.0
97) 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 42942.1
2) No59057.9
Missing2123 
TOTAL1019100.0
98) 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 50045.9
2) No58954.1
Missing2053 
TOTAL1089100.0
99) 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 14214.2
2) No86185.8
Missing2139 
TOTAL1003100.0
100) 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 37236.3
2) No65363.7
Missing2117 
TOTAL1025100.0
101) 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 100988.4
2) No13211.6
Missing2001 
TOTAL1141100.0
102) 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 88178.2
2) No24521.8
Missing2016 
TOTAL1126100.0
103) 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 88779.3
2) No23120.7
Missing2024 
TOTAL1118100.0
104) 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 15014.8
2) No86585.2
Missing2127 
TOTAL1015100.0
105) 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 21921.9
2) No78078.1
Missing2143 
TOTAL999100.0
106) 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 75869.7
2) No33030.3
Missing2054 
TOTAL1088100.0
107) 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.715.6
2) My children enjoyed the activities of this congregation.413.2
3) It was the closest Presbyterian church.15212.0
4) It was the closest church.211.7
5) Friends invited me to join.463.6
6) I found the members very friendly.24319.3
7) I found the pastor's sermons to be very meaningful.17413.8
8) I was impressed by the pastor.17113.5
9) I married a member of the congregation.1229.7
10) I was impressed by how active the church was in social justice issues.151.2
11) The congregation seemed spiritually alive.14211.3
12) More than one listed403.2
13) None of the above listed241.9
Missing1880 
TOTAL1262100.0
108) During your life, have you ever belonged to a congregation that was affiliated with a denomination other than Presbyterian? (NOPRESBY)
TOTAL%
1) No 158350.7
2) Yes154049.3
Missing19 
TOTAL3123100.0
109) How many years have you been a Presbyterian? (PRESBYRS)
TOTAL%
1) 1 year or less231.5
2) 2-3 years412.7
3) 4-5 years664.3
4) 6-10 years17011.1
5) 11-15 years17711.6
6) 16-25 years34122.3
7) 26-49 years62941.1
8) 50 or more years835.4
Missing1612 
TOTAL1530100.0
110) 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 32020.9
2) Methodist 45629.8
3) Lutheran 1288.4
4) Episcopal 855.6
5) United Church of Christ1238.0
6) Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)634.1
7) Roman Catholic 825.4
8) Reformed churches412.7
9) Other Presbyterian50.3
11) Other 18312.0
12) More than one of these422.7
13) None of these10.1
Missing1613 
TOTAL1529100.0
111) Please indicate the other denomination(s) to which you have belonged. Second mention (DENOMA2)
TOTAL%
1) Baptist 50.5
2) Methodist 716.8
3) Lutheran 60.6
4) Episcopal 60.6
5) United Church of Christ454.3
6) Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)30.3
7) Roman Catholic 151.4
8) Reformed churches90.9
9) Other Presbyterian40.4
11) Other 827.9
13) None of these79576.4
Missing2101 
TOTAL1041100.0
112) 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 1735.6
2) Methodist 104033.8
3) Lutheran 2227.2
4) Episcopal 2758.9
5) United Church of Christ74024.1
6) Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)1143.7
7) Roman Catholic 240.8
8) Reformed churches642.1
9) Other Presbyterian30.1
10) Presbyterian (U.S.A.)331.1
11) Other 2397.8
12) More than one of these301.0
13) None of these612.0
14) Undecided581.9
Missing66 
TOTAL3076100.0
113) 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.762.4
2) I sometimes base such decisions on my religious faith but definitely do not most of the time.1504.8
3) I feel that most of my important decisions are based on my religious faith, but usually in a general, unconscious way.111435.8
4) I feel that most of my important decisions are based on my religious faith, and I usually consciously attempt to make them so.176056.6
5) Circled 1 and 210.0
10) Circled 3 and 460.2
14) Not applicable10.0
Missing34 
TOTAL3108100.0
114) Have you ever tried to encourage someone to believe in Jesus Christ or to accept Him as a personal saviour? (EVANGOTH)
TOTAL%
1) No 63120.3
2) Yes247879.7
Missing33 
TOTAL3109100.0
115) 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 131442.4
2) Yes 174256.2
3) Miscellaneous50.2
4) Not sure 20.1
5) Multiple experiences361.2
Missing43 
TOTAL3099100.0
116) 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 167454.5
2) No 99832.5
3) Don't know39813.0
Missing72 
TOTAL3070100.0
117) 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 158551.6
2) No 100532.7
3) Don't know47915.6
Missing73 
TOTAL3069100.0
118) 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 171455.6
2) No 101632.9
3) Don't know35411.5
Missing58 
TOTAL3084100.0
119) 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 255482.0
2) Disagree 54717.6
3) Don't know140.4
Missing27 
TOTAL3115100.0
120) 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 151548.8
2) Disagree 154049.6
3) Don't know521.7
Missing35 
TOTAL3107100.0
121) 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 180658.1
2) Disagree 112336.1
3) Don't know1795.8
Missing34 
TOTAL3108100.0
122) 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 136944.0
2) Disagree 118538.1
3) Don't know55417.8
Missing34 
TOTAL3108100.0
123) 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.31410.1
2) The Bible is the inspired word of God but not everything in it should be taken literally, word for word.267085.9
3) The Bible is an ancient book of fables, legends, history, and moral precepts recorded by men and women.983.2
4) Circled 1 and 230.1
6) Circled 2 and 3160.5
8) None of the above70.2
9) Not sure10.0
Missing33 
TOTAL3109100.0
124) How important is the following to you personally? - Knowing there is a God (BELIEV1)
TOTAL%
1) One of the most important259683.3
2) Important 47615.3
3) Not very important361.2
4) Not important at all100.3
Missing24 
TOTAL3118100.0
125) How important is the following to you personally? - Knowing that God loves me (BELIEV2)
TOTAL%
1) One of the most important259583.3
2) Important 46014.8
3) Not very important491.6
4) Not important at all110.4
Missing27 
TOTAL3115100.0
126) How important is the following to you personally? - Trying to lead a good Christian life (BELIEV3)
TOTAL%
1) One of the most important175656.6
2) Important 130342.0
3) Not very important431.4
4) Not important at all20.1
Missing38 
TOTAL3104100.0
127) How important is the following to you personally? - Helping others who are in need (BELIEV4)
TOTAL%
1) One of the most important152049.0
2) Important 153449.5
3) Not very important461.5
Missing42 
TOTAL3100100.0
128) How important is the following to you personally? - Accepting Jesus Christ as my personal saviour (BELIEV5)
TOTAL%
1) One of the most important208867.4
2) Important 76724.8
3) Not very important1976.4
4) Not important at all451.5
Missing45 
TOTAL3097100.0
129) How important is the following to you personally? - Knowing the distinctive doctrines of the Presbyterian Church (BELIEV6)
TOTAL%
1) One of the most important2207.1
2) Important 193562.2
3) Not very important87728.2
4) Not important at all772.5
Missing33 
TOTAL3109100.0
130) How important is the following to you personally? - Attending worship services (BELIEV7)
TOTAL%
1) One of the most important130142.0
2) Important 165453.4
3) Not very important1334.3
4) Not important at all110.4
Missing43 
TOTAL3099100.0
131) How important is the following to you personally? - Working to bring about social justice (BELIEV8)
TOTAL%
1) One of the most important76724.9
2) Important 184559.9
3) Not very important42913.9
4) Not important at all401.3
Missing61 
TOTAL3081100.0
132) How important is the following to you personally? - Telling others about Jesus (BELIEV9)
TOTAL%
1) One of the most important91229.6
2) Important 163553.0
3) Not very important47215.3
4) Not important at all632.0
Missing60 
TOTAL3082100.0
133) How important is the following to you personally? - Belonging to this particular denomination (BELIEV10)
TOTAL%
1) One of the most important2909.3
2) Important 184459.4
3) Not very important84127.1
4) Not important at all1274.1
Missing40 
TOTAL3102100.0
134) How important is the following to you personally? - Church membership, in general (BELIEV11)
TOTAL%
1) One of the most important103033.3
2) Important 182158.9
3) Not very important2257.3
4) Not important at all180.6
Missing48 
TOTAL3094100.0
135) How important is the following to you personally? - Religion in my life (BELIEV12)
TOTAL%
1) One of the most important183159.1
2) Important 115637.3
3) Not very important902.9
4) Not important at all220.7
Missing43 
TOTAL3099100.0
136) How important is the following to you personally? - Socializing with persons with similar values (BELIEV13)
TOTAL%
1) One of the most important44214.2
2) Important 191961.5
3) Not very important67221.5
4) Not important at all872.8
Missing22 
TOTAL3120100.0
137) Indicate where you would place your image of God between the two contrasting images: Mother - Father. (GODIMAG1)
TOTAL%
1) Mother 80.3
2) 250.8
3) 471.5
4) 86728.4
5) 41313.5
6) 38012.5
7) Father131243.0
Missing90 
TOTAL3052100.0
138) Indicate where you would place your image of God between the two contrasting images: Master - Spouse. (GODIMAG2)
TOTAL%
1) Master 135746.2
2) 51517.5
3) 36412.4
4) 43414.8
5) 1184.0
6) 852.9
7) Spouse632.1
Missing206 
TOTAL2936100.0
139) Indicate where you would place your image of God between the two contrasting images: Judge - Lover. (GODIMAG3)
TOTAL%
1) Judge 72724.7
2) 2227.6
3) 2639.0
4) 95332.4
5) 31910.9
6) 2849.7
7) Lover1705.8
Missing204 
TOTAL2938100.0
140) Indicate where you would place your image of God between the two contrasting images: Friend - King. (GODIMAG4)
TOTAL%
1) Friend 70924.1
2) 32711.1
3) 2779.4
4) 95032.3
5) 2408.2
6) 1434.9
7) King29410.0
Missing202 
TOTAL2940100.0
141) 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 agree1224.0
2) Agree 2498.1
3) Neither agree or disagree53717.4
4) Disagree 108835.3
5) Strongly disagree109035.3
Missing56 
TOTAL3086100.0
142) 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 agree96731.4
2) Agree 154150.0
3) Neither agree or disagree31410.2
4) Disagree 1856.0
5) Strongly disagree742.4
Missing61 
TOTAL3081100.0
143) 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 agree371.2
2) Agree 722.3
3) Neither agree or disagree3059.9
4) Disagree 149748.7
5) Strongly disagree116437.9
Missing67 
TOTAL3075100.0
144) 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 agree1715.6
2) Agree 64821.2
3) Neither agree or disagree76425.0
4) Disagree 102433.5
5) Strongly disagree45114.7
Missing84 
TOTAL3058100.0
145) 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 agree64120.7
2) Agree 101432.7
3) Neither agree or disagree42613.7
4) Disagree 71122.9
5) Strongly disagree3079.9
Missing43 
TOTAL3099100.0
146) 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 agree46915.2
2) Agree 137744.6
3) Neither agree or disagree76024.6
4) Disagree 41013.3
5) Strongly disagree692.2
Missing57 
TOTAL3085100.0
147) 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 agree115537.2
2) Agree 97831.5
3) Neither agree or disagree46815.1
4) Disagree 41313.3
5) Strongly disagree892.9
Missing39 
TOTAL3103100.0
148) 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 agree53317.2
2) Agree 92830.0
3) Neither agree or disagree59719.3
4) Disagree 71923.3
5) Strongly disagree31310.1
Missing52 
TOTAL3090100.0
149) 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 agree40513.1
2) Agree 60519.6
3) Neither agree or disagree56918.5
4) Disagree 105734.3
5) Strongly disagree44514.4
Missing61 
TOTAL3081100.0
150) 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 agree55317.9
2) Agree 109035.4
3) Neither agree or disagree52917.2
4) Disagree 73823.9
5) Strongly disagree1725.6
Missing60 
TOTAL3082100.0
151) 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 agree51216.6
2) Agree 155550.3
3) Neither agree or disagree35511.5
4) Disagree 55518.0
5) Strongly disagree1123.6
Missing53 
TOTAL3089100.0
152) 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 agree34711.2
2) Agree 97331.5
3) Neither agree or disagree60719.6
4) Disagree 86728.0
5) Strongly disagree2979.6
Missing51 
TOTAL3091100.0
153) 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 agree1494.8
2) Agree 97531.6
3) Neither agree or disagree70522.8
4) Disagree125740.7
Missing56 
TOTAL3086100.0
154) 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 agree2758.9
2) Agree 111736.1
3) Neither agree or disagree42213.6
4) Disagree128141.4
Missing47 
TOTAL3095100.0
155) 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 agree34711.2
2) Agree 118638.3
3) Neither agree or disagree39912.9
4) Disagree116137.5
Missing49 
TOTAL3093100.0
156) 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 agree331.1
2) Agree 66521.5
3) Neither agree or disagree100732.6
4) Disagree 118838.4
5) Strongly disagree1976.4
Missing52 
TOTAL3090100.0
157) 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 agree451.5
2) Agree 54017.5
3) Neither agree or disagree92129.9
4) Disagree 129842.1
5) Strongly disagree2819.1
Missing57 
TOTAL3085100.0
158) What is your sex? (SEX)
TOTAL%
1) Female 108934.8
2) Male203765.2
Missing16 
TOTAL3126100.0
159) What is your present age? (AGE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL312652.36713
160) 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 farm3009.6
2) On a farm882.8
3) In a small city or town (under 50,000 population)105633.9
4) In a medium-size city (50,000-250,000 population)45014.4
5) In a suburb near a medium-size city2628.4
6) In a large city (over 250,000 population)35811.5
7) In a suburb near a large city60319.3
Missing25 
TOTAL3117100.0
161) What is your present marital status? (MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Married 268385.7
2) Not married44614.3
Missing13 
TOTAL3129100.0
162) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE MARRIED: Have you had a previous marriage? (PREVMARR)
TOTAL%
1) No 228285.9
2) Yes, I was widowed582.2
3) Yes, I was divorced31311.8
4) Yes, I was both widowed and divorced40.2
Missing485 
TOTAL2657100.0
163) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE CURRENTLY NOT MARRIED: Have you ever been married? (EVERMARR)
TOTAL%
1) No15835.8
2) Yes, I was widowed15034.0
3) Yes, I was divorced13129.7
4) Yes, I was both widowed and divorced20.5
Missing2701 
TOTAL441100.0
164) 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 30911.7
2) Methodist 40015.1
3) Lutheran 1606.0
4) Episcopal 873.3
5) United Church of Christ1074.0
6) Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)411.5
7) Roman Catholic 1887.1
8) Reformed churches401.5
9) Other Presbyterian40.2
10) Presbyterian (U.S.A.)108441.0
11) Other 1575.9
12) More than one of these30.1
13) None of these622.3
14) Don't know50.2
Missing495 
TOTAL2647100.0
165) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE CURRENTLY MARRIED OR THOSE NOT MARRIED WHO WERE PREVIOUSLY MARRIED: In what faith was your husband or wife raised? (Previous marriage) (SPFAITH2)
TOTAL%
1) Baptist 20.3
2) Methodist 81.2
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
10) Presbyterian (U.S.A.)375.5
11) Other 61591.0
12) More than one of these20.3
13) None of these10.1
Missing2466 
TOTAL676100.0
166) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE CURRENTLY MARRIED OR THOSE WHO WERE PREVIOUSLY MARRIED: Current church affiliation of spouse (SPCURAFF)
TOTAL%
1) Baptist 120.9
2) Methodist 161.2
3) Lutheran 70.5
4) Episcopal 40.3
5) United Church of Christ30.2
7) Romans Catholic292.3
9) Other Presbyterian10.1
10) Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)111987.4
11) Other171.3
13) None705.5
14) Don't know30.2
Missing1861 
TOTAL1281100.0
167) ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS: Are you employed... (MEMPLOYD)
TOTAL%
1) Part time 22313.9
2) Full time 68542.8
3) Unemployed 90.6
4) Retired 48230.1
5) Full time homemaker17210.7
6) Self-employed20.1
7) Student 130.8
8) Other150.9
Missing1541 
TOTAL1601100.0
168) ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS: What is your usual occupation? (See summary documentation.) (MOCCUP)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL1456194.304177
169) What is the highest level of education you have attained? (EDUCHI)
TOTAL%
1) Less than 8 years of formal education20.1
2) Completed eighth grade150.5
3) Some high school220.7
4) Completed high school2658.5
5) Some college36411.7
6) Graduated from college143346.0
7) Some graduate work36411.7
8) A graduate degree65020.9
Missing27 
TOTAL3115100.0
170) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE MEMBERS WHO GRADUATED FROM COLLEGE OR DID SOME GRADUATE WORK: Specify your major. (EDMAJORM)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL95655.75626
171) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE MARRIED: Is your husband or wife employed... (SPEMPLOY)
TOTAL%
1) Part time 90534.0
2) Full time 76828.8
3) Unemployed 582.2
4) Retired 41615.6
5) Full time homemaker44216.6
6) Self employed200.8
7) Student 421.6
8) Other130.5
Missing478 
TOTAL2664100.0
172) 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
TOTAL1169210.928205
173) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE MARRIED: What is your husband's or wife's highest level of education completed? (SPEDUCHI)
TOTAL%
1) Less than 8 years of formal education80.3
2) Completed eighth grade170.6
3) Some high school401.5
4) Completed high school29011.0
5) Some college52019.7
6) College graduate71927.2
7) Some graduate work2629.9
8) A graduate work78829.8
Missing498 
TOTAL2644100.0
174) 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
TOTAL68356.07527
175) 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 50016.0
1) 1 35111.3
2) 2 106334.1
3) 3 71022.8
4) 4 34110.9
5) 5 1063.4
6) 6 or more451.4
Missing26 
TOTAL3116100.0
176) Do you have any legally adopted children? (KIDADP)
TOTAL%
1) No 285791.7
2) Yes2588.3
Missing27 
TOTAL3115100.0
177) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE ANY LEGALLY ADOPTED CHILDREN: How many adopted children do you have? (KIDADNBR)
TOTAL%
1) 1 12749.4
2) 2 9436.6
3) 3 218.2
4) 4 124.7
5) 5 20.8
6) 6 or more10.4
Missing2885 
TOTAL257100.0
178) Do you have any stepchildren (that is, did your spouse have children at the time of your marriage)? (KIDSTP)
TOTAL%
1) No 279690.5
2) Yes2939.5
Missing53 
TOTAL3089100.0
179) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE STEPCHILDREN: How many stepchildren do you have? (KIDSTNBR)
TOTAL%
1) 1 8027.2
2) 2 11639.5
3) 3 6221.1
4) 4 268.8
5) 5 93.1
6) 6 or more10.3
Missing2848 
TOTAL294100.0
180) 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 less1866.8
2) 6-17 years55120.1
3) 18-24 years43215.8
4) 25 years or older153956.3
5) Child deceased281.0
Missing406 
TOTAL2736100.0
181) 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 less1927.9
2) 6-17 years53121.9
3) 18-24 years37415.4
4) 25 years or older129953.6
5) Child deceased281.2
Missing718 
TOTAL2424100.0
182) 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 years816.0
2) 6-17 years23217.2
3) 18-24 years23917.7
4) 25 years or older75255.7
5) Child deceased453.3
Missing1793 
TOTAL1349100.0
183) 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 less304.9
2) 6-17 years8914.5
3) 18-24 years12921.0
4) 25 years or older34856.6
5) Child deceased193.1
Missing2527 
TOTAL615100.0
184) 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 less83.3
2) 6-17 years2811.7
3) 18-24 years6426.8
4) 25 years or older12954.0
5) Child deceased104.2
Missing2903 
TOTAL239100.0
185) 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 less11.1
2) 6-17 years88.4
3) 18-24 years2425.3
4) 25 years or older5760.0
5) Child deceased55.3
Missing3047 
TOTAL95100.0
186) 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 years38.6
3) 18-24 years925.7
4) 25 years or older2262.9
5) Child deceased12.9
Missing3107 
TOTAL35100.0
187) Generally speaking, do you think of yourself as a Republican, Democrat, Independent, or other? (POLPARTY)
TOTAL%
1) Democrat 116437.5
2) Independent 60019.3
3) Republican 129441.6
4) Other 260.8
5) Non-voting citizen30.1
9) Not applicable210.7
Missing34 
TOTAL3108100.0
188) Which of these best describes your usual stand on political issues? (POLSTAND)
TOTAL%
1) Very liberal1424.6
2) Liberal 68021.9
3) Moderate 141345.6
4) Conservative81326.2
5) Very conservative481.5
9) Response not applicable60.2
Missing40 
TOTAL3102100.0
189) 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.)31110.0
2) 2 145146.6
3) 3 55517.8
4) 4 54917.6
5) 5 1755.6
6) 6 601.9
7) 7 or more80.3
8) Not applicable (I live in a dormitory, nursing home, or other institutional housing.)50.2
Missing28 
TOTAL3114100.0
190) 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 47015.0
1) Spouse266585.0
Missing7 
TOTAL3135100.0
191) 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 228672.9
1) 64120.4
2) 1815.8
3) 260.8
4) 10.0
Missing7 
TOTAL3135100.0
192) 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 225972.1
1) 61819.7
2) 2126.8
3) 421.3
4) 40.1
Missing7 
TOTAL3135100.0
193) 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 307998.2
1) 411.3
2) 130.4
3) 20.1
Missing7 
TOTAL3135100.0
194) 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 310599.0
1) 220.7
2) 40.1
3) 40.1
Missing7 
TOTAL3135100.0
195) 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 304397.1
1) 80.3
2) 331.1
3) 50.2
4) 220.7
5) 210.7
6) 20.1
7) 10.0
Missing7 
TOTAL3135100.0
196) 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 312299.6
1) 70.2
2) 50.2
5) 10.0
Missing7 
TOTAL3135100.0
197) 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 311599.4
1) 180.6
3) 10.0
6) 10.0
Missing7 
TOTAL3135100.0
198) 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 313399.9
2) 10.0
3) 10.0
Missing7 
TOTAL3135100.0
199) 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 307097.9
1) Friend or roommate210.7
2) More than one friend or roommate30.1
10) Cohabitant90.3
11) Cohabitant and child10.0
20) Foster child40.1
21) Two foster children60.2
30) Boarder or roomers50.2
31) Two boarders10.0
40) Foreign student60.2
41) Two foreign students10.0
50) Landlord 40.1
70) Household staff30.1
93) Two students, Japanese student, friend10.0
Missing7 
TOTAL3135100.0
200) Is the home in which you currently live... (HOME)
TOTAL%
1) Rented by you2678.6
2) Owned by you free and clear of mortgage74824.2
3) Owned by you with a mortgage159151.5
4) Owned by congregation43214.0
5) Other130.4
6) Shared by you and the church30.1
7) Owned by relatives/parents250.8
8) Owned by employer130.4
Missing50 
TOTAL3092100.0
201) Which of the following best describes your current residence? (RESIDENC)
TOTAL%
1) Building of duplexes, triplexes or quadriplexes752.4
2) Building of apartments1224.0
3) Building of townhomes1203.9
4) Mobile home, on a lot you own110.4
5) Mobile home, on a lot you rent240.8
6) Single family house, detached from other houses272588.5
7) Dormitory, barracks, or other institutional housing10.0
Missing64 
TOTAL3078100.0
202) 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-$24,99949116.2
2) $25,000-$49,999136745.0
3) $50,000-$99,99998332.4
4) $100,000 or more1976.5
Missing104 
TOTAL3038100.0
203) 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 53918.5
2) 3%-6% 110437.9
3) 7%-9% 47516.3
4) 10% or more79227.2
5) Unspecified10.0
Missing231 
TOTAL2911100.0
204) What is your race/ethnicity? (RACE)
TOTAL%
1) American Indian, Native American270.9
2) Asian American, Pacific Islander301.0
3) African American, Black471.5
4) Hispanic, Spanish American240.8
5) White, Caucasian297195.6
6) Other (specify)40.1
9) Response not applicable50.2
Missing34 
TOTAL3108100.0
205) SIZEM (SIZEM)
TOTAL%
1) 0-991319.7
2) 100-19919914.8
3) 200-29922917.0
4) 300-49925819.2
5) 500-99928921.5
6) 1000-MORE23817.7
Missing1798 
TOTAL1344100.0
206) Age group 1 (AGEGRP1)
TOTAL%
1) 19 and younger60.2
2) 20-24 100.3
3) 25-29 561.8
4) 30-34 2026.5
5) 35-39 33810.8
6) 40-44 36411.6
7) 45-49 34411.0
8) 50-54 34411.0
9) 55-59 43914.0
10) 60-64 45514.6
11) 65-69 2788.9
12) 70-74 1595.1
13) 75-79 872.8
14) 80-84 331.1
15) 85 and older110.4
Missing16 
TOTAL3126100.0
207) Age group 2 (AGEGRP2)
TOTAL%
1) Under 4061219.6
2) 40-49 85827.4
3) 50-59 110235.3
4) 60 and older55417.7
Missing16 
TOTAL3126100.0
208) Index on relativism (see summary documentation for index construction) (RELATVSM)
TOTAL%
1) Low 162754.1
2) Medium 112637.4
3) High2578.5
Missing132 
TOTAL3010100.0
209) Index on (CHRISTON)
TOTAL%
1) Low 113036.9
2) Medium 105234.4
3) High87828.7
Missing82 
TOTAL3060100.0
210) Index on universalism (see summary documentation for index construction) (UNIVERSL)
TOTAL%
1) Low 194763.3
2) Medium 67722.0
3) High45414.7
Missing64 
TOTAL3078100.0
211) Index on otherworldliness (see summary documentation for index construction) (OTHERWD1)
TOTAL%
1) Low 108235.5
2) Medium 135744.6
3) High60619.9
Missing97 
TOTAL3045100.0
212) Index on otherworldliness (see summary documentation for index construction) (OTHERWD2)
TOTAL%
1) Low 154150.3
2) Medium 95631.2
3) High56618.5
Missing79 
TOTAL3063100.0
213) Index on individualism (see summary documentation for index construction) (INDIVDSM)
TOTAL%
1) Low 82627.2
2) Medium 184360.6
3) High37112.2
Missing102 
TOTAL3040100.0
214) Has respondent ever been married or never been married? (EVERMAR)
TOTAL%
1) Has been married296697.2
2) Has never been married842.8
Missing92 
TOTAL3050100.0
215) ASKED ONLY OF CLERGY AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY: How many congregations do you regularly serve or attend? (CSERVE)
TOTAL%
1) One125785.0
2) Two or more15110.2
3) Retired 332.2
4) Other response382.6
Missing1663 
TOTAL1479100.0
216) 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 1950392.6
2) 1950-1959 31921.2
3) 1960-1969 34422.8
4) 1970-1979 35023.2
5) 1980-199045430.1
Missing1636 
TOTAL1506100.0
217) 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 3227.4
2) Methodist 119.4
3) Lutheran 21.7
4) Episcopal 43.4
5) United Church of Christ119.4
6) Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)43.4
8) Reformed churches119.4
9) Other Presbyterian2319.7
11) Other 1916.2
Missing3025 
TOTAL117100.0
218) ASKED ONLY OF CLERGY AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY: Are you presently enrolled in a graduate school, seminary, or theological school? (CSCHOOL)
TOTAL%
1) No 136591.2
2) Yes1318.8
Missing1646 
TOTAL1496100.0
219) ASKED ONLY OF CLERGY AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY: Please indicate the theological degrees you have received. First mention (CTHDEGR1)
TOTAL%
1) Bible college372.5
2) Bachelor of Divinity, Master of Divinity137991.9
3) Master's degree, Master of Religious Education, Master of Christian Education171.1
4) Master's in Theology, Master of Systematic Theology80.5
5) Doctor of Ministry503.3
6) Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Theology, Doctor of Systematic Theology40.3
7) Other50.3
Missing1642 
TOTAL1500100.0
220) 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 1950362.4
2) 1950-1959 32021.8
3) 1960-1969 36024.5
4) 1970-1979 34323.3
5) 1980-199041228.0
Missing1671 
TOTAL1471100.0
221) 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
TOTAL150076.32978
222) 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 Divinity346.8
3) Master's degree, Master of Religious Education, Master of Christian Education6813.6
4) Master's in Theology, Master of Systematic Theology14128.2
5) Doctor of Ministry19038.0
6) Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Theology, Doctor of Systematic Theology499.8
7) Other183.6
Missing2642 
TOTAL500100.0
223) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE CLERGY AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY WHO HAVE RECEIVED A D.MIN.: In what year did you receive your degree? (CYRDEGR2)
TOTAL%
1) Prior to 195071.4
2) 1950-1959 459.1
3) 1960-1969 10621.5
4) 1970-1979 14629.6
5) 1980-199018938.3
Missing2649 
TOTAL493100.0
224) 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
TOTAL49697.16589
225) ASKED ONLY OF CLERGY AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY: Please indicate which theological degrees you have received. Third mention (CTHDEGR3)
TOTAL%
1) Bible college21.9
2) Bachelor of Divinity, Master of Divinity11.0
3) Master's degree, Master of Religious Education, Master of Christian Education11.0
4) Master's in Theology, Master of Systematic Theology98.7
5) Doctor of Ministry4846.2
6) Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Theology, Doctor of Systematic Theology3230.8
7) Other1110.6
Missing3038 
TOTAL104100.0
226) 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 195011.0
2) 1950-1959 54.9
3) 1960-1969 87.8
4) 1970-1979 4645.1
5) 1980-19904241.2
Missing3040 
TOTAL102100.0
227) 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) 11.0
8) 11.0
11) 43.9
12) 1110.7
15) 11.0
19) 11.0
35) 43.9
44) 21.9
47) 11.0
54) 87.8
57) 21.9
60) 32.9
61) 21.9
62) 11.0
64) 11.0
66) 11.0
76) 11.0
83) 11.0
102) 11.0
105) 11.0
119) 11.0
120) 11.0
125) 1110.7
132) 21.9
134) 11.0
136) 11.0
138) 11.0
146) 32.9
148) 21.9
154) 11.0
171) 87.8
207) 11.0
299) 43.9
301) 11.0
304) 11.0
307) 21.9
309) 21.9
318) 11.0
321) 11.0
325) 11.0
334) 11.0
338) 11.0
355) 21.9
363) 11.0
367) 11.0
374) 11.0
385) 11.0
389) 11.0
Missing3039 
TOTAL103100.0
228) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE CLERGY AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY WHO GRADUATED FROM COLLEGE OR DID SOME GRADUATE WORK: Specify your major. (EDMAJORC)
TOTAL%
1) Accounting 181.3
2) Agriculture 40.3
3) Anthropology 130.9
4) Art, Architecture282.0
5) Biology 161.1
6) Chemistry 30.2
7) Computer Science292.0
8) Economics 946.6
9) Education 181.3
10) Engineering 1399.8
11) English, Comparative Literature20.1
12) Finance 261.8
13) Foreign Language, Area Studies21415.0
14) Geography 50.4
15) Geology 40.3
16) Health Professions40.3
17) History, Classical Civilization322.3
18) Home Economics, Family Studies513.6
19) Journalism 20.1
20) Management 201.4
21) Marketing 10.1
22) Mathematics 171.2
23) Military Science1057.4
24) Music 70.5
25) Philosophy 513.6
26) Physics 171.2
27) Political Science14310.1
28) Pre-Law 17012.0
29) Psychology 282.0
30) Religion (including pre-ministerial)1027.2
31) Social Work 110.8
32) Sociology 312.2
33) Theatre 110.8
34) Other60.4
Missing1720 
TOTAL1422100.0
229) 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 105370.2
2) Yes44729.8
Missing1642 
TOTAL1500100.0
230) 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 less265.8
2) 2-3 years11024.7
3) 4-5 years10122.6
4) 6-10 years11124.9
5) 11-15 years5111.4
6) 16-25 years429.4
7) 26 or more years51.1
Missing2696 
TOTAL446100.0
231) 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 occupations6514.7
2) Professional specialty occupations17339.1
3) Technicians and related support occupations173.8
4) Sales occupations4810.8
5) Administrative support occupations, including clerical378.4
7) Protective service occupations30.7
8) Service occupations, except protective and household92.0
9) Farming, forestry, and fishing occupations61.4
10) Precision production, craft, and repair occupations265.9
11) Machine operators, assemblers, and inspectors30.7
12) Transportation and material moving occupations10.2
13) Handlers, equipment cleaners, helpers, and laborers20.5
14) Military 5011.3
16) More than one occupation listed30.7
Missing2699 
TOTAL443100.0
232) ASKED ONLY OF CLERGY AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY: At the present time are you serving a congregation in a pastoral position? (CPSTRPOS)
TOTAL%
1) No 32021.3
2) Yes118278.7
Missing1640 
TOTAL1502100.0
233) 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 98383.0
2) Part time20217.0
Missing1957 
TOTAL1185100.0
234) 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 pastor60650.8
2) Senior pastor19015.9
3) Assistant/Associate pastor15913.3
4) Co-pastor 473.9
5) Stated or temporary supply584.9
6) Interim pastor796.6
7) Tentmaker 231.9
8) Pastor emeritus10.1
9) Parish Associate201.7
10) Other110.9
Missing1948 
TOTAL1194100.0
235) 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 institution9521.1
2) Campus minister173.8
3) Chaplain 6113.6
4) Missionary 81.8
5) Presbytery staff327.1
6) Synod staff92.0
7) National staff of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)173.8
8) Staff of an ecumenical or non-denominational agency173.8
9) Professional pastoral counselor265.8
10) Other employment in a church-related setting265.8
11) Other employment9020.0
12) Retired 429.3
13) Unemployed 61.3
14) Student 40.9
Missing2692 
TOTAL450100.0
236) 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 105.2
2) High School52.6
3) College or University7840.4
4) Seminary or Other Theological School3116.1
5) Hospital or Other Medical Facility3417.6
6) Other3518.1
Missing2949 
TOTAL193100.0
237) 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 15671.2
2) Yes6328.8
Missing2923 
TOTAL219100.0
238) 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 50.5
2) Agriculture 30.3
3) Anthropology 232.2
4) Art, Architecture232.2
5) Biology 50.5
6) Chemistry 50.5
7) Computer Science40.4
8) Economics 28727.4
9) Education 40.4
10) Engineering 504.8
11) English, Comparative Literature20.2
12) Finance 232.2
13) Foreign Language, Area Studies191.8
14) Geography 393.7
16) Health Professions10.1
17) History, Classical Civilization292.8
18) Home Economics, Family Studies282.7
19) Journalism 10.1
20) Management 131.2
22) Mathematics 353.3
23) Military Science70.7
24) Music 20.2
25) Philosophy 40.4
26) Physics 131.2
27) Political Science474.5
28) Pre-Law 18717.9
29) Psychology 262.5
30) Religion (including pre-ministerial)201.9
31) Social Work 40.4
32) Sociology 191.8
33) Theatre 11110.6
34) Other80.8
Missing2095 
TOTAL1047100.0
239) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE CLERGY AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY WHO ARE MARRIED: Is your husband or wife an ordained minister? (CORDSPS)
TOTAL%
1) No 120590.5
2) Yes, but not a parish pastor342.6
3) Yes, co-pastor with me433.2
4) Yes, pastor/associate of another Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) congregation362.7
5) Yes, pastor/associate of a congregation affiliated with another denomination141.1
Missing1810 
TOTAL1332100.0
240) 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 occupations10110.4
2) Professional specialty occupations61363.2
3) Technicians and related support occupations252.6
4) Sales occupations434.4
5) Administrative support occupations, including clerical15315.8
7) Protective service occupations30.3
8) Service occupations, except protective and household181.9
9) Farming, forestry, and fishing occupations20.2
10) Precision production, craft, and repair occupations70.7
11) Machine operators, assemblers, and inspectors20.2
12) Transportation and material moving occupations10.1
13) Handlers, equipment cleaners, helpers, and laborers10.1
16) More than one occupation listed10.1
Missing2172 
TOTAL970100.0
241) CLERGY AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY SAMPLE ONLY: Year ordained (YEARORD)
TOTAL%
1) 1900-1949 141.3
2) 1950-1959 19618.7
3) 1960-1969 23222.2
4) 1970-1979 25524.4
5) 1980-199134933.4
Missing2096 
TOTAL1046100.0
242) CLERGY AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY SAMPLE ONLY: Does respondent have a Bachelor's or Master's degree in Divinity? (BDMDIV)
TOTAL%
1) Has degree140893.3
2) Does not have degree1016.7
Missing1633 
TOTAL1509100.0
243) CLERGY AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY SAMPLE ONLY: Does respondent have a Doctor of Ministry degree? (DMIN)
TOTAL%
1) Has degree28819.1
2) Does not have degree122180.9
Missing1633 
TOTAL1509100.0
244) CLERGY AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY SAMPLE ONLY: Does respondent have a Doctor of Philosophy or Theology degree? (PHDTHD)
TOTAL%
1) Has degree855.6
2) Does not have degree142494.4
Missing1633 
TOTAL1509100.0
245) CLERGY AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY SAMPLE ONLY: Does respondent have a any other degrees? (OTHDEGR)
TOTAL%
1) Has degree29519.5
2) Does not have degree121480.5
Missing1633 
TOTAL1509100.0
246) I-SEX: What is your sex? (For use with on-line analysis.) (I-SEX)
TOTAL%
1) Female 108934.8
2) Male203765.2
Missing16 
TOTAL3126100.0
247) I-MARITAL: What is your present marital status? (For use with on-line analysis.) (I-MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Married 268385.7
2) Not married44614.3
Missing13 
TOTAL3129100.0
248) I-REGION: Region (for use with on-line analysis) (I-REGION)
TOTAL%
1) South 112436.0
2) West 48415.5
3) Northeast 65521.0
4) Midwest85927.5
Missing20 
TOTAL3122100.0
249) 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-$24,99949115.7
2) $25,000-$49,999136743.8
3) $50,000-$99,99998331.5
4) $100,000 or more1976.3
Missing20 
TOTAL3038100.0
250) I-EDUCHI: What is the highest level of education you have attained? (Recoded for use with on-line analysis.) (I-EDUCHI)
TOTAL%
1) 391.3
2) High schl62920.2
3) College179757.7
4) Grad65020.9
Missing27 
TOTAL3115100.0
251) I-AGE: What is your present age? (Recoded for use with on-line analysis.) (I-AGE)
TOTAL%
1) <35 years2748.8
2) 35-44 yrs70222.5
3) 45-54 yrs68822.0
4) 55-64 yrs89428.6
5) 65+ years56818.2
Missing16 
TOTAL3126100.0
252) I-RACE: What is your race/ethnicity? (Recoded for use with on-line analysis.) (I-RACE)
TOTAL%
1) White297195.6
2) Non-white1374.4
Missing34 
TOTAL3108100.0
253) 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) Democrat116437.5
2) Independen60019.3
3) Republican129441.6
4) Other/NA501.6
Missing34 
TOTAL3108100.0
254) I-SAMPLE: Sample of respondents (for use with on-line analysis) (I-SAMPLE)
TOTAL%
1) Members79825.5
2) Elders82826.4
3) Pastors104733.4
4) Spec clerg46214.7
Missing7 
TOTAL3135100.0