Presbyterian Panel Survey, February 1996: Current Issues in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A)

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All frequencies are raw numbers (no weights used).
1) [ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS] How many years have you been a member of your current congregation? (YRS_MBR)
TOTAL%
1) 1 year or less753.6
2) 2-3 years1879.0
3) 4-5 years1828.8
4) 6-10 years35016.9
5) 11-15 years24912.0
6) 16-25 years36517.6
7) 26-49 years53225.6
8) 50 years or more1376.6
Missing3401 
TOTAL2077100.0
2) [ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS] How far do you live from your congregation? (MILES1)
TOTAL%
1) 1 mile or less56927.5
2) 2-3 miles65531.6
3) 4-5 miles35717.2
4) 6-9 miles21910.6
5) 10-14 miles1567.5
6) 15 miles or more1165.6
Missing3406 
TOTAL2072100.0
3) [ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS] How often do you attend your congregation's Sunday worship services? (SUNWRSHP)
TOTAL%
1) Never110.5
2) Less than once a year180.9
3) About once or twice a year371.8
4) Several times a year1095.2
5) About once a month1245.9
6) 2-3 times a month23311.1
7) Nearly every week99747.7
8) Every week56226.9
Missing3387 
TOTAL2091100.0
4) [ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS] Other than time attending worship services, how much time do you spend in congregation-related activities? (TIME)
TOTAL%
1) A lot of time42420.3
2) A fair amount of time93144.5
3) A little time53125.4
4) No time at all2059.8
Missing3387 
TOTAL2091100.0
5) [ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS] What is the approximate number of members in your congregation? (CONGMBRS)
TOTAL%
1) 0-49743.7
2) 50-991427.1
3) 100-1491527.6
4) 150-1991296.5
5) 200-29925412.7
6) 300-49930015.1
7) 500-99929214.7
8) 1000+27613.8
9) Don't know37418.8
Missing3485 
TOTAL1993100.0
6) [ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS] At the present time, which of the following positions, if any, do you hold in the church? -- Deacon (DEACON)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked185087.7
1) Checked26012.3
Missing3368 
TOTAL2110100.0
7) [ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS] ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE DEACONS: Are you currently serving on Board of Deacons? (BRDOFDCN)
TOTAL%
1) No17771.7
2) Yes7028.3
Missing5231 
TOTAL247100.0
8) [ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS] At the present time, which of the following positions, if any, do you hold in the church? -- Elder (ELDER)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked93244.2
1) Checked117855.8
Missing3368 
TOTAL2110100.0
9) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE ELDERS: Are you currently serving on session (active)? (SRVSSSN)
TOTAL%
1) No24321.1
2) Yes90678.9
Missing4329 
TOTAL1149100.0
10) [ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS] At the present time, which of the following positions, if any, do you hold in the church? -- Trustee (TRUSTEE)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked200394.9
1) Checked1075.1
Missing3368 
TOTAL2110100.0
11) [ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS] At the present time, which of the following positions, if any, do you hold in the church? -- Chairperson of congregational committee or task force (CHRCOMM)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked174982.9
1) Checked36117.1
Missing3368 
TOTAL2110100.0
12) [ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS] At the present time, which of the following positions, if any, do you hold in the church? -- Member of congregational committee or task force (MBRCOMM)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked166478.9
1) Checked44621.1
Missing3368 
TOTAL2110100.0
13) [ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS] At the present time, which of the following positions, if any, do you hold in the church? -- Member of presbytery, synod, or General Assembly committee or task force (MBRPRESB)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked201595.5
1) Checked954.5
Missing3368 
TOTAL2110100.0
14) [ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS] At the present time, which of the following positions, if any, do you hold in the church? -- Officer of men's, women's, or youth groups (OFFICER)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked192391.1
1) Checked1878.9
Missing3368 
TOTAL2110100.0
15) [ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS] At the present time, which of the following positions, if any, do you hold in the church? -- Organist or choir director (ORGANIST)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked207798.4
1) Checked331.6
Missing3368 
TOTAL2110100.0
16) [ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS] At the present time, which of the following positions, if any, do you hold in the church? -- Teacher (TEACHER)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked179885.2
1) Checked31214.8
Missing3368 
TOTAL2110100.0
17) [ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS] At the present time, which of the following positions, if any, do you hold in the church? -- Other leadership positions (OTHPSTN)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked168679.9
1) Checked42420.1
Missing3368 
TOTAL2110100.0
18) [ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS] At the present time, which of the following positions, if any, do you hold in the church? -- Other responses (OTHRESP)
TOTAL%
1) Other leaders17342.7
2) Choir, Not applicable etc.23257.3
Missing5073 
TOTAL405100.0
19) [ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS] Have you been baptized? (BAPTIZED)
TOTAL%
1) No170.8
2) Yes203498.7
3) Yes, more than once90.4
Missing3418 
TOTAL2060100.0
20) [ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS] ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE BEEN BAPTIZED: How old were you when you were baptized? (AGE_BAPT)
TOTAL%
1) 1 year or younger82940.8
2) 2-4 years793.9
3) 5-9 years1266.2
4) 10-14 years41620.5
5) 15-19 years894.4
6) 20-29 years1055.2
7) 30 or older763.7
99) Don't know31115.3
Missing3447 
TOTAL2031100.0
21) [ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS] ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE BEEN BAPTIZED: Were you baptized in a Presbyterian church? (BAPTPRCH)
TOTAL%
1) No110153.3
2) Yes94145.5
3) Don't know241.2
Missing3412 
TOTAL2066100.0
22) [ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS] Have you been confirmed? (CONFIRMD)
TOTAL%
1) No35317.7
2) Yes164482.3
Missing3481 
TOTAL1997100.0
23) [ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS] Were you raised in the congregation you currently belong to? (RSDINCON)
TOTAL%
1) No169781.0
2) Yes39919.0
Missing3382 
TOTAL2096100.0
24) [ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS] ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO WERE NOT RAISED IN THE CONGREGATION THEY CURRENTLY BELONG TO: How were you introduced to your current congregation? 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. (INTROCH1)
TOTAL%
1) Yes39137.7
2) No64762.3
Missing4440 
TOTAL1038100.0
25) [ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS] ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO WERE NOT RAISED IN THE CONGREGATION THEY CURRENTLY BELONG TO: How were you introduced to your current congregation? 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. (INTROCH2)
TOTAL%
1) Yes72362.0
2) No44338.0
Missing4312 
TOTAL1166100.0
26) [ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS] ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO WERE NOT RAISED IN THE CONGREGATION THEY CURRENTLY BELONG TO: How were you introduced to your current congregation? 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. (INTROCH3)
TOTAL%
1) Yes26425.5
2) No77074.5
Missing4444 
TOTAL1034100.0
27) [ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS] ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO WERE NOT RAISED IN THE CONGREGATION THEY CURRENTLY BELONG TO: How were you introduced to your current congregation? 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. (INTROCH4)
TOTAL%
1) Yes45743.2
2) No60056.8
Missing4421 
TOTAL1057100.0
28) [ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS] ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO WERE NOT RAISED IN THE CONGREGATION THEY CURRENTLY BELONG TO: How were you introduced to your current congregation? 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. (INTROCH5)
TOTAL%
1) Yes333.6
2) No89296.4
Missing4553 
TOTAL925100.0
29) [ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS] ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO WERE NOT RAISED IN THE CONGREGATION THEY CURRENTLY BELONG TO: How were you introduced to your current congregation? 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. (INTROCH6)
TOTAL%
1) Yes40441.2
2) No57658.8
Missing4498 
TOTAL980100.0
30) [ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS] ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO WERE NOT RAISED IN THE CONGREGATION THEY CURRENTLY BELONG TO: How were you introduced to your current congregation? 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. (INTROCH7)
TOTAL%
1) Yes24224.3
2) No75375.7
Missing4483 
TOTAL995100.0
31) [ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS] ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO WERE NOT RAISED IN THE CONGREGATION THEY CURRENTLY BELONG TO: Which one of these reasons was the most important in your introduction to your current congregation? (INTROCH8)
TOTAL%
1) I was looking for a nearby church, regardless of denomination16011.3
2) I was looking for a Presbyterian church47733.7
3) I was introduced by a relative who is/was a member of the congregation19413.7
4) I was introduced by a friend/neighbor/acquaintance who is/was a member of the congregation31322.1
5) I was one of the charter members161.1
6) I heard or read about the church and decided to try it1289.0
7) The pastor visited or called me1238.7
8) Not applicable50.4
Missing4062 
TOTAL1416100.0
32) [ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS] ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO WERE NOT RAISED IN THE CONGREGATION THEY CURRENTLY BELONG TO: 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. (WHYBLNG1)
TOTAL%
1) Yes64855.1
2) No52844.9
Missing4302 
TOTAL1176100.0
33) [ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS] ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO WERE NOT RAISED IN THE CONGREGATION THEY CURRENTLY BELONG TO: 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. (WHYBLNG2)
TOTAL%
1) Yes51945.5
2) No62254.5
Missing4337 
TOTAL1141100.0
34) [ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS] ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO WERE NOT RAISED IN THE CONGREGATION THEY CURRENTLY BELONG TO: 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. (WHYBLNG3)
TOTAL%
1) Yes49741.5
2) No70158.5
Missing4280 
TOTAL1198100.0
35) [ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS] ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO WERE NOT RAISED IN THE CONGREGATION THEY CURRENTLY BELONG TO: 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. (WHYBLNG4)
TOTAL%
1) Yes14713.5
2) No94586.5
Missing4386 
TOTAL1092100.0
36) [ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS] ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO WERE NOT RAISED IN THE CONGREGATION THEY CURRENTLY BELONG TO: 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. (WHYBLNG5)
TOTAL%
1) Yes46640.8
2) No67659.2
Missing4336 
TOTAL1142100.0
37) [ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS] ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO WERE NOT RAISED IN THE CONGREGATION THEY CURRENTLY BELONG TO: 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. (WHYBLNG6)
TOTAL%
1) Yes115988.4
2) No15211.6
Missing4167 
TOTAL1311100.0
38) [ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS] ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO WERE NOT RAISED IN THE CONGREGATION THEY CURRENTLY BELONG TO: 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. (WHYBLNG7)
TOTAL%
1) Yes105783.6
2) No20816.4
Missing4213 
TOTAL1265100.0
39) [ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS] ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO WERE NOT RAISED IN THE CONGREGATION THEY CURRENTLY BELONG TO: 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. (WHYBLNG8)
TOTAL%
1) Yes100080.6
2) No24019.4
Missing4238 
TOTAL1240100.0
40) [ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS] ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO WERE NOT RAISED IN THE CONGREGATION THEY CURRENTLY BELONG TO: 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. (WHYBLNG9)
TOTAL%
1) Yes18116.5
2) No91983.5
Missing4378 
TOTAL1100100.0
41) [ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS] ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO WERE NOT RAISED IN THE CONGREGATION THEY CURRENTLY BELONG TO: 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. (YBLNG10)
TOTAL%
1) Yes27424.8
2) No82975.2
Missing4375 
TOTAL1103100.0
42) [ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS] ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO WERE NOT RAISED IN THE CONGREGATION THEY CURRENTLY BELONG TO: 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. (YBLNG11)
TOTAL%
1) Yes86572.0
2) No33728.0
Missing4276 
TOTAL1202100.0
43) [ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS] ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO WERE NOT RAISED IN THE CONGREGATION THEY CURRENTLY BELONG TO: Which one of these reasons was the most important in your decision to join your current congregation? (YBLNG12)
TOTAL%
1) I appreciated the education program for children1107.3
2) My children enjoyed the activities of this congregation654.3
3) It was the closest Presbyterian church17111.4
4) It was the closest church251.7
5) Friends invited me to join714.7
6) I found the members very friendly25517.0
7) I found the pastor's sermons to be very meaningful24816.5
8) I was impressed by the pastor18712.4
9) I married a member of the congregation15110.0
10) I was impressed by how active the church was in social justice issues251.7
11) The congregation seemed spiritually alive19112.7
12) Other40.3
Missing3975 
TOTAL1503100.0
44) During your life, have you ever belonged to a congregation affiliated with a denomination other than Presbyterian? (OTHDENOM)
TOTAL%
1) No168048.8
2) Yes176651.2
Missing2032 
TOTAL3446100.0
45) [ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS] ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE EVER BELONGED TO A CONGREGATION WITH A DENOMINATION OTHER THAN PRESBYTERIAN: How many years have you belonged to a Presbyterian congregation? (YRSPRSB)
TOTAL%
1) 1 year or less232.0
2) 2-3 years686.0
3) 4-5 years817.2
4) 6-10 years17615.6
5) 11-15 years14412.7
6) 16-25 years19917.6
7) 26-49 years37733.4
8) 50+ years625.5
Missing4348 
TOTAL1130100.0
46) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE EVER BELONGED TO A CONGREGATION WITH A DENOMINATION OTHER THAN PRESBYTERIAN: Please indicate the other denomination(s) to which you have belonged. -- Answer one (OTDENOM1)
TOTAL%
1) Baptist48027.7
2) Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)724.2
3) Episcopalian1046.0
4) Lutheran21612.5
5) Methodist37721.7
6) Reformed1428.2
7) Roman Catholic1186.8
8) United Church of Christ663.8
9) Other1599.2
Missing3744 
TOTAL1734100.0
47) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE EVER BELONGED TO A CONGREGATION WITH A DENOMINATION OTHER THAN PRESBYTERIAN: Please indicate the other denomination(s) to which you have belonged. -- Answer two (OTDENOM2)
TOTAL%
1) Baptist235.9
2) Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)112.8
3) Episcopalian153.8
4) Lutheran4210.7
5) Methodist8922.6
6) Reformed4511.5
7) Roman Catholic348.7
8) United Church of Christ4010.2
9) Other9423.9
Missing5085 
TOTAL393100.0
48) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE EVER BELONGED TO A CONGREGATION WITH A DENOMINATION OTHER THAN PRESBYTERIAN: Please indicate the other denomination(s) to which you have belonged. -- Answer three (OTDENOM3)
TOTAL%
1) Baptist58.3
3) Episcopalian11.7
4) Lutheran58.3
5) Methodist915.0
6) Reformed1118.3
7) Roman Catholic813.3
8) United Church of Christ813.3
9) Other1321.7
Missing5418 
TOTAL60100.0
49) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE EVER BELONGED TO A CONGREGATION WITH A DENOMINATION OTHER THAN PRESBYTERIAN: Please indicate the other denomination(s) to which you have belonged. -- Answer four (OTDENOM4)
TOTAL%
6) Reformed228.6
8) United Church of Christ228.6
9) Other342.9
Missing5471 
TOTAL7100.0
50) In what religious denomination were you reared? (If you were part of more than one denomination during your youth, answer by selecting the one in which you were the most involved.) (DENOMRRD)
TOTAL%
1) Baptist3389.8
2) Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)611.8
3) Episcopalian661.9
4) Lutheran1253.6
5) Methodist41212.0
6) Presbyterian178752.1
7) Reformed702.0
8) Roman Catholic1404.1
9) United Church of Christ641.9
10) None1233.6
11) Other2467.2
Missing2046 
TOTAL3432100.0
51) When you were a teenager, how often did each of your parents attend religious services? -- Father (FTHR_CH)
TOTAL%
1) Never45013.4
2) Less than once a year1664.9
3) About once or twice a year2507.4
4) Several times a year2788.3
5) About once a month1444.3
6) 2-3 times a month2718.1
7) Nearly every week70521.0
8) Every week109332.5
9) Don't know10.0
Missing2120 
TOTAL3358100.0
52) When you were a teenager, how often did each of your parents attend religious services? -- Mother (MTHR_CH)
TOTAL%
1) Never2086.0
2) Less than once a year1183.4
3) About once or twice a year1654.8
4) Several times a year2687.7
5) About once a month1273.7
6) 2-3 times a month3409.8
7) Nearly every week90526.1
8) Every week133238.5
Missing2015 
TOTAL3463100.0
53) [ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS] Can you recall a period of two years or more when you did not attend church at all (with the exception of weddings, funerals and special holidays such as Christmas and Easter)? (NOCHURCH)
TOTAL%
1) No114856.1
2) Yes89843.9
Missing3432 
TOTAL2046100.0
54) [ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS] ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO CAN RECALL A PERIOD OF TWO OR MORE YEARS WHEN THEY DID NOT ATTEND CHURCH AT ALL (WITH THE EXCEPTION OF WEDDINGS, FUNERALS, AND SPECIAL HOLIDAYS SUCH AS CHRISTMAS AND EASTER): At what age, approximately, did you stop attending church? (AGENOCHR)
TOTAL%
1) 14 years of age or less889.8
2) 15-19 years37041.2
3) 20-24 years24627.4
4) 25-29 years606.7
5) 30-39 years546.0
6) 40-49 years343.8
7) 50 years of age or more364.0
8) As an adult (not otherwise specified)91.0
Missing4581 
TOTAL897100.0
55) [ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS] ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO CAN RECALL A PERIOD OF TWO OR MORE YEARS WHEN THEY DID NOT ATTEND CHURCH AT ALL (WITH THE EXCEPTION OF WEDDINGS, FUNERALS AND SPECIAL HOLIDAYS SUCH AS CHRISTMAS AND EASTER): At what age, approximately, did you start attending again? (AGEATTND)
TOTAL%
1) 14 years or age or less70.8
2) 15-19 years313.5
3) 20-24 years21224.1
4) 25-29 years24928.4
5) 30-39 years22926.1
6) 40-49 years778.8
7) 50 years of age or more738.3
Missing4600 
TOTAL878100.0
56) [ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS] ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO CAN RECALL A PERIOD OF TWO OR MORE YEARS WHEN THEY DID NOT ATTEND CHURCH AT ALL (WITH THE EXCEPTION OF WEDDINGS, FUNERALS AND SPECIAL HOLIDAYS SUCH AS CHRISTMAS AND EASTER): Please tell us, briefly, the reason(s) you stopped attending. (WHYNOCHR)
TOTAL%
1) Grew up, started making my own decisions, and decided to stop going to church586.8
2) Moved to different community and never got involved in a new church; went into military; no way to get to church31336.9
3) Found other interests and activities which led me to spend less and less time on church-related activities819.6
4) Had specific problems with, or objections to, the church, its teachings, its members, the minister, or the denomination (Protestant, Catholic, etc.)849.9
5) The church no longer was a help to me in finding the meaning and purpose of life627.3
6) Felt my lifestyle was no longer compatible with participation in the church172.0
7) Poor health131.5
8) Home/kids/work schedule interfered738.6
9) Divorced, separated111.3
10) Don't know172.0
11) Married, re-married (change in marital status)141.7
12) Family or family member pulls in other directions657.7
13) Describes specific situation that caused leaving church313.7
14) No church in the area/none liked/wrong denomination40.5
16) Personal50.6
Missing4630 
TOTAL848100.0
57) [ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS] ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO CAN RECALL A PERIOD OF TWO OR MORE YEARS WHEN THEY DID NOT ATTEND CHURCH AT ALL (WITH THE EXCEPTION OF WEDDINGS, FUNERALS AND SPECIAL HOLIDAYS SUCH AS CHRISTMAS AND EASTER): When you began attending again, what situation or event was most important in your decision to attend? (WHYATTND)
TOTAL%
1) I didn't start again; I have not begun to attend again; not attending91.1
2) Want children to have religious instruction; having a family; my children brought me back; birth of child; wanted children baptized24929.8
3) Self-need; it was a help to me physically and mentally; thought something was missing in my life; realized I needed it again; personal need; family crisis13816.5
4) Accompanied spouse/relative; engagement; my wife/husband, other family members encouraged me516.1
5) Wanted to go back; just for fun; my desire to go; I just went back; thought I should attend chrurch718.5
6) Moved back home/back to home church; my husband got out of the military and we moved back home; returned to this community414.9
7) Religious experience/accepted Jesus Christ; had a moving experience; when I asked the Lord Jesus Christ to come into my heart; while in a service I had a religious vision and I made a commitment; feel God called; near death364.3
8) Someone invited me back273.2
9) Marriage/divorce/re-marriage10612.7
10) My health returned (I had been sick)81.0
12) Don't know; can't remember50.6
13) Enjoyed the people and the programs; worship service; being in a church community526.2
14) Situation that caused leaving was resolved so could return161.9
15) The pastor (sermons, style)202.4
16) Death in the family60.7
Missing4643 
TOTAL835100.0
58) Most of us would describe our theology using the terms listed below. When you think about your theological position, which word or phrase best describes where you stand? (POS_THEO)
TOTAL%
1) Very conservative1243.6
2) Conservative90726.2
3) Moderate165847.9
4) Liberal59917.3
5) Very liberal1664.8
6) Other responses90.3
Missing2015 
TOTAL3463100.0
59) Everyone must make many important decisions during his or her life, such as which occupation to pursue, what goals to strive for, for whom to vote, 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? (RELDECIS)
TOTAL%
1) I seldom, if ever, base such decisions on my religious faith992.8
2) I sometimes base such decisions on my religious faith, but definitely do not most of the time2427.0
3) I feel that most of my important decisions are based on my religious faith, but usually in a general, unconscious way134638.7
4) I feel that most of my important decisions are based on my religious faith, and I usually consciously attempt to make them so179151.5
Missing2000 
TOTAL3478100.0
60) Have you ever tried to encourage someone to believe in Jesus Christ or to accept Him as a personal savior? (EVANGLZE)
TOTAL%
1) No85524.6
2) Yes262575.4
Missing1998 
TOTAL3480100.0
61) Would you say you have had a conversion experience, that is, a turning point in your life when you committed yourself to Christ? (CNVRTEXP)
TOTAL%
1) No154444.8
2) Yes190255.2
Missing2032 
TOTAL3446100.0
62) Listed below are three statements concerning the Bible. For each, indicate your level of agreement or disagreement. -- As written in the original languages, the Bible is infallible. (BIBLE1)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree61017.9
2) Agree73921.7
3) Neither agree nor disagree76122.4
4) Disagree78123.0
5) Strongly disagree51015.0
Missing2077 
TOTAL3401100.0
63) Listed below are three statements concerning the Bible. For each, indicate your level of agreement or disagreement. -- The Bible is the inerrant word of God, accurate in every detail. (BIBLE2)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree40311.8
2) Agree65719.3
3) Neither agree nor disagree62518.3
4) Disagree92627.2
5) Strongly disagree79623.4
Missing2071 
TOTAL3407100.0
64) Listed below are three statements concerning the Bible. For each, indicate your level of agreement or disagreement. -- The Genesis creation stories are there more to tell us about God's involvement than to give us a precise "how" and "when." (BIBLE3)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree131238.4
2) Agree156045.6
3) Neither agree nor disagree3028.8
4) Disagree1614.7
5) Strongly disagree842.5
Missing2059 
TOTAL3419100.0
65) How important is each of the following to you personally? -- Knowing there is a God (FAITH1)
TOTAL%
1) Most important279980.5
2) Important64418.5
3) Not very important210.6
4) Not important at all120.3
Missing2002 
TOTAL3476100.0
66) How important is each of the following to you personally? -- Knowing that God loves me (FAITH2)
TOTAL%
1) Most important279380.5
2) Important62518.0
3) Not very important401.2
4) Not important at all120.3
Missing2008 
TOTAL3470100.0
67) How important is each of the following to you personally? -- Trying to lead a good Christian life (FAITH3)
TOTAL%
1) Most important185253.6
2) Important156445.3
3) Not very important371.1
4) Not important at all30.1
Missing2022 
TOTAL3456100.0
68) How important is each of the following to you personally? -- Helping others who are in need (FAITH4)
TOTAL%
1) Most important156045.3
2) Important183053.2
3) Not very important521.5
Missing2036 
TOTAL3442100.0
69) How important is each of the following to you personally? -- Accepting Jesus Christ as my personal savior (FAITH5)
TOTAL%
1) Most important219063.8
2) Important96728.2
3) Not very important2336.8
4) Not important at all411.2
Missing2047 
TOTAL3431100.0
70) How important is each of the following to you personally? -- Knowing the distinctive doctrines of the Presbyterian Church (FAITH6)
TOTAL%
1) Most important2778.1
2) Important196157.1
3) Not very important107831.4
4) Not important at all1193.5
Missing2043 
TOTAL3435100.0
71) How important is each of the following to you personally? -- Attending worship services (FAITH7)
TOTAL%
1) Most important130637.9
2) Important190055.2
3) Not very important2146.2
4) Not important at all240.7
Missing2034 
TOTAL3444100.0
72) How important is each of the following to you personally? -- Working to bring about social justice (FAITH8)
TOTAL%
1) Most important68520.2
2) Important201759.5
3) Not very important62518.4
4) Not important at all611.8
Missing2090 
TOTAL3388100.0
73) How important is each of the following to you personally? -- Telling others about Jesus (FAITH9)
TOTAL%
1) Most important88826.1
2) Important179052.5
3) Not very important64418.9
4) Not important at all852.5
Missing2071 
TOTAL3407100.0
74) How important is each of the following to you personally? -- Belonging to this particular denomination (FAITH10)
TOTAL%
1) Most important37210.9
2) Important172850.4
3) Not very important111432.5
4) Not important at all2136.2
Missing2051 
TOTAL3427100.0
75) How important is each of the following to you personally? -- Church membership in general (FAITH11)
TOTAL%
1) Most important97728.4
2) Important207360.2
3) Not very important34610.1
4) Not important at all451.3
Missing2037 
TOTAL3441100.0
76) How important is each of the following to you personally? -- Religion in my life (FAITH12)
TOTAL%
1) Most important183253.3
2) Important145442.3
3) Not very important1273.7
4) Not important at all220.6
Missing2043 
TOTAL3435100.0
77) How important is each of the following to you personally? -- Socializing with persons with similar values (FAITH13)
TOTAL%
1) Most important52715.3
2) Important206659.9
3) Not very important75021.7
4) Not important at all1083.1
Missing2027 
TOTAL3451100.0
78) Listed below are statements expressing attitudes toward people in other countries who have never heard about Christ. Please indicate the strength of your agreement with each item by circling the appropriate response. -- I believe that if we do not preach Christ to them, they will be damned forever. (NOTBLVR1)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree1414.1
2) Agree2417.1
3) Neither agree nor disagree68320.0
4) Disagree122936.0
5) Strongly disagree112032.8
Missing2064 
TOTAL3414100.0
79) Listed below are statements expressing attitudes toward people in other countries who have never heard about Christ. Please indicate the strength of your agreement with each item by circling the appropriate response. -- I don't believe they will be damned, but I do have a desire to share the love of Christ with them. (NOTBLVR2)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree83824.3
2) Agree179352.0
3) Neither agree nor disagree52615.3
4) Disagree2035.9
5) Strongly disagree882.6
Missing2030 
TOTAL3448100.0
80) Listed below are statements expressing attitudes toward people in other countries who have never heard about Christ. Please indicate the strength of your agreement with each item by circling the appropriate response. -- I believe that we shouldn't worry about them because there are so many people in this country who haven't heard about Christ. (NOTBLVR3)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree361.1
2) Agree1494.4
3) Neither agree nor disagree57416.8
4) Disagree166348.6
5) Strongly disagree99929.2
Missing2057 
TOTAL3421100.0
81) Listed below are statements expressing attitudes toward people in other countries who have never heard about Christ. Please indicate the strength of your agreement with each item by circling the appropriate response. -- I believe that we should respect their religions and stop trying to impose Christianity on them. (NOTBLVR4)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree2507.3
2) Agree81423.8
3) Neither agree nor disagree95527.9
4) Disagree92227.0
5) Strongly disagree47914.0
Missing2058 
TOTAL3420100.0
82) Please indicate the strength of your agreement or disagreement with each of the following statements -- All the different religions are equally good ways of helping a person find ultimate truth (For information on Index Construction, see Data File Summary). (BELIEF1)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree1323.8
2) Agree63918.5
3) Neither agree nor disagree55216.0
4) Disagree133338.7
5) Strongly disagree79022.9
Missing2032 
TOTAL3446100.0
83) Please indicate the strength of your agreement or disagreement with each of the following statements -- Not all the churches have God's Truth; many are in serious error (For information on Index Construction, see Data File Summary). (BELIEF2)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree47613.9
2) Agree145442.4
3) Neither agree nor disagree96728.2
4) Disagree44312.9
5) Strongly disagree882.6
Missing2050 
TOTAL3428100.0
84) Please indicate the strength of your agreement or disagreement with each of the following statements -- The only absolute truth for humankind is Jesus Christ (For information on Index Construction, see Data File Summary). (BELIEF3)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree121035.3
2) Agree108131.5
3) Neither agree nor disagree57416.7
4) Disagree45513.3
5) Strongly disagree1093.2
Missing2049 
TOTAL3429100.0
85) Please indicate the strength of your agreement or disagreement with each of the following statements -- All the great religions of the world are equally good and true (For information on Index Construction, see Data File Summary). (BELIEF4)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree702.0
2) Agree38811.3
3) Neither agree nor disagree83224.2
4) Disagree140741.0
5) Strongly disagree73721.5
Missing2044 
TOTAL3434100.0
86) Please indicate the strength of your agreement or disagreement with each of the following statements -- Only the followers of Jesus Christ and members of His church can be saved (For information on Index Construction, see Data File Summary). (BELIEF5)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree48114.0
2) Agree64118.7
3) Neither agree nor disagree77522.6
4) Disagree109932.0
5) Strongly disagree43612.7
Missing2046 
TOTAL3432100.0
87) Please indicate the strength of your agreement or disagreement with each of the following statements -- The primary purpose of men and women in this life is to prepare for the next life (For information on Index Construction, see Data File Summary). (BELIEF6)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree2477.2
2) Agree60717.7
3) Neither agree nor disagree72121.0
4) Disagree134139.0
5) Strongly disagree52315.2
Missing2039 
TOTAL3439100.0
88) Please indicate the strength of your agreement or disagreement with each of the following statements -- It is not as important to worry about life after death as what one can do in this life (For information on Index Construction, see Data File Summary). (BELIEF7)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree51515.0
2) Agree164947.9
3) Neither agree nor disagree53315.5
4) Disagree60417.6
5) Strongly disagree1384.0
Missing2039 
TOTAL3439100.0
89) Please indicate the strength of your agreement or disagreement with each of the following statements -- I believe in a divine judgment after death where some shall be rewarded and others punished (For information on Index Construction, see Data File Summary). (BELIEF8)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree63518.4
2) Agree148643.0
3) Neither agree nor disagree76422.1
4) Disagree42812.4
5) Strongly disagree1414.1
Missing2024 
TOTAL3454100.0
90) Please indicate the strength of your agreement or disagreement with each of the following statements -- Today, people should think for themselves about religion and not accept the teachings of any one church (For information on Index Construction, see Data File Summary). (BELIEF9)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree1333.9
2) Agree90826.6
3) Neither agree nor disagree79123.1
4) Disagree135539.6
5) Strongly disagree2316.8
Missing2060 
TOTAL3418100.0
91) Please indicate the strength of your agreement or disagreement with each of the following statements -- The individual can find religious truth without any help from a church (For information on Index Construction, see Data File Summary). (BELIEF10)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree802.3
2) Agree70320.4
3) Neither agree nor disagree57416.7
4) Disagree161346.9
5) Strongly disagree46813.6
Missing2040 
TOTAL3438100.0
92) Please indicate the strength of your agreement or disagreement with each of the following statements -- Religious ideas should be the result of the individual's search, without regard to any churches or church teachings (For information on Index Construction, see Data File Summary). (BELIEF11)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree431.3
2) Agree3189.3
3) Neither agree nor disagree51014.9
4) Disagree202058.9
5) Strongly disagree54115.8
Missing2046 
TOTAL3432100.0
93) Please indicate the strength of your agreement or disagreement with each of the following statements -- To know God's Truth, it is important to follow the teachings of ministers (For information on Index Construction, see Data File Summary). (BELIEF12)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree661.9
2) Agree74021.7
3) Neither agree nor disagree125936.8
4) Disagree115733.9
5) Strongly disagree1965.7
Missing2060 
TOTAL3418100.0
94) Please indicate the strength of your agreement or disagreement with each of the following statements -- God's Truth was given to the church, and all persons must follow the church's teachings (For information on Index Construction, see Data File Summary). (BELIEF13)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree802.3
2) Agree62418.3
3) Neither agree nor disagree110732.5
4) Disagree132238.8
5) Strongly disagree2768.1
Missing2069 
TOTAL3409100.0
95) What is your sex? (GENDER)
TOTAL%
1) Female137139.1
2) Male213260.9
Missing1975 
TOTAL3503100.0
96) What is your present age? (AGE1)
TOTAL%
1) 15 or younger70.2
2) 16-19280.8
3) 20-24230.7
4) 25-29692.0
5) 30-341995.7
6) 35-3935810.2
7) 40-4445112.9
8) 45-4941611.9
9) 50-5437410.7
10) 55-5941611.9
11) 60-6438711.1
12) 65-693239.2
13) 70-742276.5
14) 75-791153.3
15) 80-84722.1
16) 85 or older290.8
Missing1984 
TOTAL3494100.0
97) Which of the categories below most closely describes the place in which you currently live? (PRSNTHME)
TOTAL%
1) In open country, but not on a farm38511.1
2) On a farm1273.7
3) In a small city or town (under 50,000 population)107331.0
4) In a medium-size city (50,000-250,000 population)48614.1
5) In a suburb near a medium-size city3109.0
6) In a large city (over 250,000 population)42312.2
7) In a suburb near a large city65418.9
Missing2020 
TOTAL3458100.0
98) What is your present marital status? (MARSTAT1)
TOTAL%
1) Married290283.8
2) Not married56016.2
Missing2016 
TOTAL3462100.0
99) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHOSE PRESENT MARITAL STATUS IS "MARRIED": Have you had a previous marriage (or marriages)? (PRIORMAR)
TOTAL%
1) No235083.0
2) Yes, I was widowed531.9
3) Yes, I was divorced41614.7
4) Yes, I was both widowed and divorced110.4
Missing2648 
TOTAL2830100.0
100) [ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS] ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHOSE PRESENT MARITAL STATUS IS "MARRIED": Please indicate the faith in which husband/wife was reared (SPSDENOM)
TOTAL%
1) Baptist19311.8
2) Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)543.3
3) Episcopalian533.2
4) Lutheran945.7
5) Methodist25015.3
6) Presbyterian56034.3
7) Reformed261.6
8) Roman Catholic18011.0
9) United Church of Christ382.3
10) None613.7
11) Other1267.7
Missing3843 
TOTAL1635100.0
101) [ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS] ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHOSE PRESENT MARITAL STATUS IS "MARRIED": Please indicate your husband's or wife's current religious affiliation. (SPSRELIG)
TOTAL%
1) Baptist110.7
2) Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)30.2
3) Episcopalian30.2
4) Lutheran60.4
5) Methodist130.8
6) Presbyterian143688.3
7) Reformed10.1
8) Roman Catholic392.4
9) United Church of Christ50.3
10) None875.3
11) Other231.4
Missing3851 
TOTAL1627100.0
102) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHOSE PRESENT MARITAL STATUS IS NOT MARRIED: Have you ever been married? (MRRDBEFR)
TOTAL%
1) No22341.0
2) Yes, but I am now widowed16630.5
3) Yes, but I am now divorced14025.7
4) Yes, but I am both widowed and divorced152.8
Missing4934 
TOTAL544100.0
103) [ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS] Please answer these questions about yourself and your husband or wife (if married). What are your employment statuses? -- You (EMPLYMNT)
TOTAL%
1) Employed full time85941.6
2) Employed part time1969.5
3) Self-employed1668.0
4) Unemployed170.8
5) Retired60329.2
6) Full-time homemaker1778.6
7) Student391.9
8) Other100.5
Missing3411 
TOTAL2067100.0
104) [ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS] ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHOSE PRESENT MARITAL STATUS IS "MARRIED": Please answer these questions about yourself and your husband or wife. What are your employment statuses? -- Your Spouse (SPSEMPLY)
TOTAL%
1) Employed full time69642.0
2) Employed part time1539.2
3) Self-employed1348.1
4) Unemployed271.6
5) Retired41925.3
6) Full-time homemaker21312.9
7) Student70.4
8) Other80.5
Missing3821 
TOTAL1657100.0
105) [ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS] Which category best describes your usual occupations? (If retired, homemaker, or otherwise not currently employed, answer as regards your prior employment, if any.) -- Self (OCCUPTN)
TOTAL%
1) Clerk, secretary, or other administrative support34116.8
2) Executive, manager, or administrator40620.1
3) Farming, forestry, or fishing442.2
4) Household service130.6
5) Machine operator, assembler, or fabricator452.2
6) Mechanic, construction, or repair (plumbing, electrical)562.8
7) Military, police, other protective service261.3
8) Professional (incl. teacher, engineer, physician, lawyer, scientist, minister)77538.3
9) Sales1205.9
10) Technician or technologist613.0
11) Transportation or material moving241.2
12) Other311.5
13) Other services241.2
14) Homemaker351.7
15) None231.1
Missing3454 
TOTAL2024100.0
106) [ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS] ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHOSE PRESENT MARITAL STATUS IS "MARRIED": Which category best describes your usual occupations? (If retired, homemaker, or otherwise not currently employed, answer as regards your prior employment, if any.) -- Your Spouse (SPSOCCUP)
TOTAL%
1) Clerk, secretary, or other administrative support27016.9
2) Executive, manager, or administrator28017.5
3) Farming, forestry, or fishing442.8
4) Household service452.8
5) Machine operator, assembler, or fabricator493.1
6) Mechanic, construction, or repair (plumbing, electrical)684.3
7) Military, police, other protective service271.7
8) Professional (incl. teacher, engineer, physician, lawyer, scientist, minister)57235.8
9) Sales744.6
10) Technician or technologist553.4
11) Transportation or material moving281.8
12) Other241.5
13) Other service90.6
14) Homemaker513.2
15) None10.1
Missing3881 
TOTAL1597100.0
107) [ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS] What is the highest level of education each of you has completed? -- You (EDUCATN)
TOTAL%
1) Less than eight years of formal education80.4
2) Completed eighth grade110.5
3) Some high school512.5
4) Completed high school30714.9
5) Some college44521.6
6) Graduated from college50224.3
7) Some graduate work25912.6
8) A graduate degree48023.3
Missing3415 
TOTAL2063100.0
108) [ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS] ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHOSE PRESENT MARITAL STATUS IS "MARRIED": Please answer these questions about yourself and your husband or wife. What is the highest level of education each of you has completed? -- Your Spouse (SPSEDUC)
TOTAL%
1) Less than eight years of formal education40.2
2) Completed eighth grade110.7
3) Some high school573.4
4) Completed high school32219.3
5) Some college36021.6
6) Graduated from college41825.0
7) Some graduate work1529.1
8) A graduate degree34620.7
Missing3808 
TOTAL1670100.0
109) How many children have you given birth to or fathered? (Do not count any stepchildren or adopted children.) (KIDS)
TOTAL%
0) None36511.2
1) 143513.3
2) 2122537.5
3) 375523.1
4) 432510.0
5) 51053.2
6) 6381.2
7) 7 or more180.6
Missing2212 
TOTAL3266100.0
110) Do you have any legally adopted children? (ADPTKID)
TOTAL%
1) No322092.8
2) Yes2517.2
Missing2007 
TOTAL3471100.0
111) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE LEGALLY ADOPTED CHILDREN: How many? (NOADPTKD)
TOTAL%
1) 115662.4
2) 28232.8
3) 372.8
4) 431.2
5) 510.4
6) 6 or more10.4
Missing5228 
TOTAL250100.0
112) Do you have any stepchildren (that is, did your spouse already have children at the time of your marriage)? (STEPKID)
TOTAL%
1) No309390.0
2) Yes34310.0
Missing2042 
TOTAL3436100.0
113) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE STEPCHILDREN: How many? (NUMSTPKD)
TOTAL%
1) 19327.5
2) 213941.1
3) 35716.9
4) 4329.5
5) 582.4
6) 661.8
7) 730.9
Missing5140 
TOTAL338100.0
114) If you have ever had any children, please list the current age for each (including any adopted or stepchildren). -- Child one (AGEKID1)
TOTAL%
1) 5 years or less1976.6
2) 6-17 years68122.9
3) 18-24 years41714.0
4) 25 years or older168256.5
Missing2501 
TOTAL2977100.0
115) If you have ever had any children, please list the current age for each (including any adopted or stepchildren). -- Child two (AGEKID2)
TOTAL%
1) 5 years or less2218.6
2) 6-17 years62224.1
3) 18-24 years38314.8
4) 25 years or older135552.5
5) Child deceased10.0
Missing2896 
TOTAL2582100.0
116) If you have ever had any children, please list the current age for each (including any adopted or stepchildren). -- Child three (AGEKID3)
TOTAL%
1) 5 years or less1108.1
2) 6-17 years26819.7
3) 18-24 years17412.8
4) 25 years or older80659.3
5) Child deceased20.1
Missing4118 
TOTAL1360100.0
117) If you have ever had any children, please list the current age for each (including any adopted or stepchildren). -- Child four (AGEKID4)
TOTAL%
1) 5 years or less386.4
2) 6-17 years9516.0
3) 18-24 years9115.4
4) 25 years or older36762.0
5) Child deceased10.2
Missing4886 
TOTAL592100.0
118) If you have ever had any children, please list the current age for each (including any adopted or stepchildren). -- Child five (AGEKID5)
TOTAL%
1) 5 years or less114.7
2) 6-17 years2912.4
3) 18-24 years4418.8
4) 25 years or older15064.1
Missing5244 
TOTAL234100.0
119) If you have ever had any children, please list the current age for each (including any adopted or stepchildren). -- Child six (AGEKID6)
TOTAL%
1) 5 years or less22.1
2) 6-17 years1717.5
3) 18-24 years1818.6
4) 25 years or older6061.9
Missing5381 
TOTAL97100.0
120) Generally speaking, do you think of yourself as a Democrat, Independent, Republican, or other? (POLPRTY)
TOTAL%
1) Democrat130237.5
2) Independent68119.6
3) Republican143741.4
4) All other responses531.5
Missing2005 
TOTAL3473100.0
121) [ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS] Which of these terms best describes your usual stand on political issues? (POLISSUE)
TOTAL%
1) Very liberal291.4
2) Liberal25212.3
3) Moderate97647.5
4) Conservative71634.8
5) Very conservative824.0
Missing3423 
TOTAL2055100.0
122) How many people (including yourself) live in your household? (Do not count/include students who live elsewhere while they attend college or university.) (SIZEOFHH)
TOTAL%
1) I live alone39711.4
2) Two of us156544.8
3) Three of us59917.1
4) Four of us61217.5
5) Five of us2256.4
6) Six of us651.9
7) Seven or more of us120.3
8) Not applicable (I live in a dormitory, nursing home or other institutional housing210.6
Missing1982 
TOTAL3496100.0
123) From the list below, select the choice that best describes all of the people in the household in which you live. (TYPEOFHH)
TOTAL%
1) A single adult, living alone37911.0
2) A single parent, living with one or more children702.0
3) A married couple, no children in household143641.7
4) A married couple, living with one or more children139040.4
5) An unmarried couple, no children in household90.3
6) An unmarried couple, living with one or more children50.1
7) Another family arrangement (two or more related adults), no children in household501.5
8) Another family arrangement (two or more related adults), living with one or more children461.3
9) Roommates (two or more unrelated adults), no children in household361.0
10) Roommates (two or more unrelated adults), living with one or more children50.1
11) Some other arrangement (or not sure which category fits)160.5
Missing2036 
TOTAL3442100.0
124) Is the home in which you currently live (HOMETYPE)
TOTAL%
1) Rented by you3058.8
2) Owned by you free and clear of mortgage91126.4
3) Owned by you with a mortgage183053.0
4) Manse/owned by your congregation34610.0
5) All other responses641.9
Missing2022 
TOTAL3456100.0
125) Where did you live approximately five years ago, in October 1988? (LIVE1988)
TOTAL%
1) Same home I live in now216962.1
2) A different home, but in the same county43412.4
3) In a different county, but in the same state2918.3
4) In a different state57616.5
5) In a different country250.7
Missing1983 
TOTAL3495100.0
126) In what state or country were you born? (PLCBORN)
TOTAL%
1) South95127.6
2) West36310.5
3) Northeast87325.3
4) Midwest103029.9
5) USA (not otherwise specified)1002.9
6) Other countries1273.7
Missing2034 
TOTAL3444100.0
127) [ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS] Which of these broad categories best describes your approximate total family income from all sources before taxes in 1992? (If you live alone, please answer in terms of your personal income.) (TOTALINC)
TOTAL%
1) Less than $15,0001085.5
2) $15,000 - $24,99923111.8
3) $25,000 - $34,99929114.9
4) $35,000 - $49,99936318.5
5) $50,000 - $74,99947224.1
6) $75,000 - $99,99924212.4
7) $100,000 or more25112.8
Missing3520 
TOTAL1958100.0
128) In 1992, 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? (INCCONTR)
TOTAL%
0) None190.6
1) 2 percent or less53016.8
2) 3%-4%49215.6
3) 5%-6%74423.6
4) 7%-9%45914.5
5) 10%57418.2
6) 11%-14%1344.2
7) 15% or more1053.3
8) Don't know/unspecified983.1
Missing2323 
TOTAL3155100.0
129) What is your race/ethnicity? (ETHNICTY)
TOTAL%
1) African American, Black762.2
2) American Indian, Native American110.3
3) Asian American, Pacific Islander571.6
4) Hispanic, Spanish American230.7
5) White, Caucasian329094.7
6) Other110.3
9) Multi-racial70.2
Missing2003 
TOTAL3475100.0
130) Individualism Index - This index combines responses to questions that provide opinions on the extent to which the Christian faith requires adherence to the teachings of the church. Panelists with "high" individualism scores generally believe than an individual does not need the church or any organized community to be faithful, while those with "low" individualism scores believe that faithfulness to God requires participation with other believers through the church. (INDIV)
TOTAL%
1) Low100830.3
2) Medium191657.6
3) High40212.1
Missing2152 
TOTAL3326100.0
131) Otherworldliness Index - This concept refers to the relative importance individuals place on earthly existence compared to life after death. A "high" score on this index indicates that an individual tends to place greater relative emphasis on the next life, while a "low" score indicates that an individual tends to place greater relative emphasis on the present life. (OTRWLD)
TOTAL%
1) Low105231.0
2) Medium158846.8
3) High75122.1
Missing2087 
TOTAL3391100.0
132) Relativism Index - This index combines responses to questions concerned with the uniqueness of the Christian message as a path to God. Persons who believe that Christianity is the only way to know God and receive salvation would tend toward a "low" score on this index, while persons who believe that most religions have at least part of the ultimate truth and that there are multiple paths to God would tend toward a "high" score on relativism. High relativism is similar to universalism, the view that all human beings will eventually receive salvation. (RLTVSM)
TOTAL%
1) Low165649.7
2) Medium132639.8
3) High35310.6
Missing2143 
TOTAL3335100.0
133) Sub-sample population (SAMPLE_M)
TOTAL%
1) Members104249.4
2) Elders106850.6
Missing3368 
TOTAL2110100.0
134) [ASKED ONLY OF PASTORS AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY] First of all, how many congregations do you regularly serve or attend? (NO_CONGS)
TOTAL%
1) One congregation99682.5
2) Two or more congregations17914.8
3) Do not serve a congregation332.7
Missing4270 
TOTAL1208100.0
135) [ASKED ONLY OF PASTORS AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY] How long have you been associated with this congregation? (YRSCON_1)
TOTAL%
1) 1 year or less20917.9
2) 2-3 years30426.0
3) 4-5 years20017.1
4) 6-10 years23820.4
5) 11-15 years978.3
6) 16-25 years988.4
7) 26-49 years232.0
Missing4309 
TOTAL1169100.0
136) [ASKED ONLY OF PASTORS AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY] How far do you live from this congregation? (MILES_1)
TOTAL%
1) 1 mile or less48141.4
2) 2-3 miles23520.2
3) 4-5 miles12610.8
4) 6-9 miles978.3
5) 10-14 miles907.7
6) 15 miles or more13311.4
Missing4316 
TOTAL1162100.0
137) [ASKED ONLY OF PASTORS AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY] What is the approximate number of members in this congregation? (MEMBER_1)
TOTAL%
1) 0-49504.3
2) 50-991059.0
3) 100-14915012.9
4) 150-1991018.7
5) 200-29916013.7
6) 300-49920117.3
7) 500-99921418.4
8) 1000+16614.3
9) Don't know171.5
Missing4314 
TOTAL1164100.0
138) [ASKED ONLY OF PASTORS AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY] How long have you been associated with each congregation? (YRSCON_2)
TOTAL%
1) 1 year or less2112.4
2) 2-3 years5632.9
3) 4-5 years2514.7
4) 6-10 years2514.7
5) 11-15 years158.8
6) 16-25 years2011.8
7) 26-49 years63.5
8) 50 years or more21.2
Missing5308 
TOTAL170100.0
139) [ASKED ONLY OF PASTORS AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY] How far do you live from each congregation? (MILES_2)
TOTAL%
1) 1 mile or less8350.3
2) 2-3 miles1710.3
3) 4-5 miles2012.1
4) 6-9 miles159.1
5) 10-14 miles74.2
6) 15 miles or more2313.9
Missing5313 
TOTAL165100.0
140) [ASKED ONLY OF PASTORS AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY] What is the approximate number of members in each congregation? (MEMBER_2)
TOTAL%
1) 0-492916.8
2) 50-994526.0
3) 100-1492916.8
4) 150-199179.8
5) 200-299169.2
6) 300-499158.7
7) 500-999126.9
8) 1000 or more63.5
9) Don't know42.3
Missing5305 
TOTAL173100.0
141) [ASKED ONLY OF PASTORS AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY] ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE EVER BELONGED TO A CONGREGATION WITH A DENOMINATION OTHER THAN PRESBYTERIAN: How many years have you been a Presbyterian? (YRSPRESB)
TOTAL%
1) 1 year or less40.7
2) 2-3 years81.4
3) 4-5 years61.0
4) 6-10 years498.4
5) 11-15 years7813.4
6) 16-25 years16528.4
7) 26-49 years22739.1
8) 50+ years437.4
Missing4898 
TOTAL580100.0
142) [ASKED ONLY OF PASTORS AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY] In what year were you ordained as a minister of the Word and Sacrament? (YR_ORDND)
TOTAL%
1) Prior to 1950271.9
2) 1950-195922215.8
3) 1960-196927319.4
4) 1970-197932923.4
5) 1980-198942930.6
6) 1990-present1248.8
Missing4074 
TOTAL1404100.0
143) [ASKED ONLY OF PASTORS 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 (DENOMORD)
TOTAL%
1) Baptist2824.3
2) Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)32.6
3) Episcopalian21.7
4) Others1916.5
5) Lutheran21.7
6) Methodist1412.2
7) Reformed3530.4
8) Roman Catholic32.6
9) United Church of Christ97.8
Missing5363 
TOTAL115100.0
144) [ASKED ONLY OF PASTORS AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY] Are you presently enrolled in a graduate school, seminary or theological school? (ENROLLED)
TOTAL%
1) No124289.0
2) Yes15411.0
Missing4082 
TOTAL1396100.0
145) [ASKED ONLY OF PASTORS AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY] ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE PRESENTLY ENROLLED IN A GRADUATE SCHOOL, SEMINARY, OR THEOLOGICAL SCHOOL: Please specify degree (CRNTENR)
TOTAL%
1) M.Div. or B.D.21.3
2) M.A., M.R.E., or M.C.E.96.0
3) Th.M., S.T.M74.7
4) D.Min8154.0
5) Ph.D., Th.D., S.T.D2013.3
6) Other1510.0
7) No degree listed1610.7
Missing5328 
TOTAL150100.0
146) [ASKED ONLY OF PASTORS AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY] ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE PRESENTLY ENROLLED IN A GRADUATE SCHOOL, SEMINARY, OR THEOLOGICAL SCHOOL: Please specify school (SCHLENR)
TOTAL%
3) Austin64.0
7) Chicago Theological Seminary10.7
11) Claremont School of Theology10.7
13) Columbia2114.0
14) Drew University Theological School10.7
15) Dubuque10.7
16) Duke University Divinity School10.7
24) Fuller Theological Seminary117.3
25) Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary32.0
26) Graduate Theological Union32.0
30) Hartford University Divinity School10.7
34) Lancaster Theological Seminary10.7
35) Louisville21.3
36) McCormick1610.7
43) Pittsburgh64.0
44) Presby School Christ Educ32.0
45) Presbyterian Seminary of Korea21.3
46) Princeton42.7
47) Reformed Theological Seminary32.0
50) San Francisco53.3
55) Trinity Evangel Div10.7
57) Union (VA)21.3
63) Vanderbilt University Divinity School10.7
64) Western Theological Seminary10.7
97) Non-theological school3523.3
98) No year-school listed96.0
99) Miscellaneous96.0
Missing5328 
TOTAL150100.0
147) [ASKED ONLY OF PASTORS AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY] Please indicate the theological degrees you have received -- M.Div. or B.D (MDIV_BD)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked725.1
1) Checked133794.9
Missing4069 
TOTAL1409100.0
148) [ASKED ONLY OF PASTORS AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY] Please indicate the date you received the degree -- M.Div. or B.D. (YRMDIVBD)
TOTAL%
1) Prior to 1950181.3
2) 1950-195920315.2
3) 1960-196926519.9
4) 1970-197929622.2
5) 1980-198937428.0
6) 1990-present17813.3
Missing4144 
TOTAL1334100.0
149) [ASKED ONLY OF PASTORS AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY] Please indicate the name of the institution from which you received each degree -- M.Div. or B.D. (SCMDIVBD)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL133442.99224
150) [ASKED ONLY OF PASTORS AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY] Please indicate the theological degrees you have received -- M.A., M.R.E., M.C.E., Th.M., or S.T.M. (MA_THM)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked119885.0
2) M.A., M.R.E., M.C.E.956.7
3) Th.M., or S.T.M.1168.2
Missing4069 
TOTAL1409100.0
151) [ASKED ONLY OF PASTORS AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY] Please indicate the date you received the degree -- M.A., M.R.E., M.C.E., Th.M., or S.T.M. (YR_MATHM)
TOTAL%
1) Prior to 195020.9
2) 1950-1959199.0
3) 1960-19696832.2
4) 1970-19795526.1
5) 1980-19894822.7
6) 1990-present199.0
Missing5267 
TOTAL211100.0
152) [ASKED ONLY OF PASTORS AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY] Please indicate the name of the institution from which you received each degree -- M.A., M.R.E., M.C.E., Th.M., or S.T.M. (SC_MATHM)
TOTAL%
3) Austin20.9
5) Boston University20.9
6) Calvin Theological Seminary10.5
7) Chicago Theological Seminary10.5
11) Claremont School of Theology31.4
12) Colgate Rochester10.5
13) Columbia31.4
15) Dubuque41.9
16) Duke University Divinity School20.9
17) Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary20.9
24) Fuller Theological Seminary41.9
25) Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary10.5
26) Graduate Theological Union10.5
27) Hartford Seminary20.9
30) Hartford University Divinity School52.4
35) Louisville20.9
36) McCormick125.7
42) New York Theological Seminary41.9
43) Pittsburgh62.8
44) PSCE199.0
46) Princeton4019.0
47) Reformed Theological Seminary10.5
50) San Francisco83.8
52) Southern Baptist Theological Seminary10.5
53) SW Baptist Theological Seminary10.5
54) Temple University10.5
56) Union Theological Seminary - New York41.9
57) Union (VA)115.2
62) University of Chicago Divinity School10.5
64) Western Theological Seminary20.9
65) Yale University Divinity School52.4
95) International41.9
96) Unspecified seminary20.9
97) Non-theological school167.6
98) No year-school listed73.3
99) Misc.3014.2
Missing5267 
TOTAL211100.0
153) [ASKED ONLY OF PASTORS AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY] Please indicate the theological degrees you have received -- D.Min., Ph.D., Th.D., or S.T.D. (DMIN_PHD)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked105875.1
4) D.Min.26018.5
5) Ph.D., Th.D., or S.T.D.916.5
Missing4069 
TOTAL1409100.0
154) [ASKED ONLY OF PASTORS AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY] Please indicate the date you received the degree -- D.Min., Ph.D., Th.D., or S.T.D. (YRDMINPH)
TOTAL%
1) Prior to 195010.3
2) 1950-195951.4
3) 1960-1969174.8
4) 1970-19799627.4
5) 1980-198915945.3
6) 1990-present7320.8
Missing5127 
TOTAL351100.0
155) [ASKED ONLY OF PASTORS AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY] Please indicate the name of the institution from which you received each degree -- D.Min., Ph.D., Th.D., or S.T.D. (SCDMINPH)
TOTAL%
2) Andover Newton Theological School10.3
3) Austin61.7
4) Bethel Theological Seminary20.6
5) Boston University41.1
7) Chicago Theological Seminary30.9
10) Christian Theological Seminary10.3
11) Claremont School of Theology51.4
12) Colgate Rochester41.1
13) Columbia298.3
14) Drew University Theological School82.3
15) Dubuque72.0
16) Duke University Divinity School30.9
17) Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary41.1
20) Eden Theological Seminary41.1
21) Edinburgh Union10.3
22) Erskine Theological Seminary30.9
24) Fuller Theological Seminary133.7
25) Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary10.3
26) Graduate Theological Union30.9
30) Hartford University Divinity School41.1
34) Lancaster Theological Seminary30.9
35) Louisville20.6
36) McCormick5214.8
42) New York Theological Seminary10.3
43) Pittsburgh113.1
46) Princeton195.4
47) Reformed Theological Seminary20.6
50) San Francisco226.3
52) Southern Baptist Theological Seminary10.3
53) SW Baptist Theological Seminary20.6
55) Trinity Evangel Div20.6
56) Union Theological Seminary - New York61.7
57) Union (VA)4011.4
63) Vanderbilt University Divinity School51.4
64) Western Theological Seminary10.3
65) Yale University Divinity School30.9
66) Covenant10.3
67) Trinity10.3
95) International164.6
96) Unspecified seminary30.9
97) Non-theological school144.0
98) No year-school listed72.0
99) Misc.318.8
Missing5127 
TOTAL351100.0
156) [ASKED ONLY OF PASTORS AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY] Please indicate the theological degree you have received -- Other (OTHRDEGR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked138398.2
6) Checked261.8
Missing4069 
TOTAL1409100.0
157) [ASKED ONLY OF PASTORS AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY] What is the highest level of non-theological education you have attained in addition to your theological training? (EDUC)
TOTAL%
4) Completed high school40.3
5) Some college60.4
6) Graduated from college82458.9
7) Some graduate work29521.1
8) A graduate degree27119.4
Missing4078 
TOTAL1400100.0
158) [ASKED ONLY OF PASTORS AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY] Before entering seminary for your B.D. or M.Div., were you engaged in any long-term secular job or career? (SCLRJOB)
TOTAL%
1) No92666.4
2) Yes46833.6
Missing4084 
TOTAL1394100.0
159) [ASKED ONLY OF PASTORS AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY] ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO WERE ENGAGED IN ANY LONG-TERM SECULAR JOB OR CAREER BEFORE ENTERING THE SEMINARY: How long were you in that job or career? (YRSCLRJB)
TOTAL%
1) 1 year or less132.9
2) 2-3 years12026.4
3) 4-5 years8719.2
4) 6-10 years13128.9
5) 11-15 years5411.9
6) 16-25 years378.1
7) 26 years or more122.6
Missing5024 
TOTAL454100.0
160) [ASKED ONLY OF PASTORS AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY] ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO WERE ENGAGED IN ANY LONG-TERM SECULAR JOB OR CAREER BEFORE ENTERING THE SEMINARY: Which category best describes your occupation in that job or career? (OCCUP)
TOTAL%
1) Clerk, secretary, or other administrative support255.5
2) Executive, manager, or administrator8117.7
3) Farming, forestry, or fishing112.4
4) Household service40.9
5) Machine operator, assembler, or fabricator61.3
6) Mechanic, construction, or repair (plumbing, electrical)112.4
7) Military, police, other protective service449.6
8) Professional (incl. teacher, engineer, physician, lawyer, scientist, minister)21747.5
9) Sales316.8
10) Technician or technologist122.6
11) Transportation or material moving30.7
12) Other51.1
13) Other service51.1
14) Homemaker20.4
Missing5021 
TOTAL457100.0
161) [ASKED ONLY OF PASTORS AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY] At the present time, are you serving a congregation in a pastoral position? (PSTRLPOS)
TOTAL%
1) No30221.5
2) Yes110478.5
Missing4072 
TOTAL1406100.0
162) [ASKED ONLY OF PASTORS AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY] ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE SERVING A CONGREGATION IN A PASTORAL POSITION AT THE PRESENT TIME: Do you consider yourself a full-time or part-time parish pastor? (FTPTPOS)
TOTAL%
1) Full-time87880.8
2) Part-time20819.2
Missing4392 
TOTAL1086100.0
163) [ASKED ONLY OF PASTORS AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY] ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE PRESENTLY SERVING A CONGREGATION IN A PASTORAL POSITION PART TIME: How many hours per week? (HRSWEEK)
TOTAL%
1) 1-9 hours1910.3
2) 10-19 hours4122.2
3) 20-29 hours6836.8
4) 30-39 hours4423.8
5) 40 hours or more137.0
Missing5293 
TOTAL185100.0
164) [ASKED ONLY OF PASTORS AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY] ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE SERVING A CONGREGATION IN A PASTORAL POSITION AT THE PRESENT TIME: What is your present position in your congregation? (CONGPOS)
TOTAL%
1) Solo pastor55951.1
2) Senior pastor16415.0
3) Assistant/associate pastor14913.6
4) Co-pastor353.2
5) Stated or temporary supply696.3
6) Tentmaker676.1
7) Interim pastor191.7
9) Parish associate252.3
10) Designated pastor20.2
11) Other40.4
Missing4385 
TOTAL1093100.0
165) [ASKED ONLY OF PASTORS AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY] Are you currently employed in a non-parish job or ministry? (NONPRSHJ)
TOTAL%
1) No100872.5
2) Yes, full time24117.3
3) Yes, part time14110.1
Missing4088 
TOTAL1390100.0
166) [ASKED ONLY OF PASTORS AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY] ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE NOT CURRENTLY EMPLOYED IN A NON-PARISH JOB OR MINISTRY: Do you consider yourself retired from active ministry? (RTRDMIN)
TOTAL%
1) No87294.4
2) Yes525.6
Missing4554 
TOTAL924100.0
167) [ASKED ONLY OF PASTORS AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY] ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE CURRENTLY EMPLOYED IN A NON-PARISH JOB OR MINISTRY: In what type of non-parish ministry or other work are you currently engaged? (CURWORK)
TOTAL%
1) Faculty/staff at an educational institution7723.5
2) Campus minister92.8
3) Chaplain5717.4
4) Missionary10.3
5) Presbytery staff3911.9
6) Synod staff61.8
7) National staff of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)113.4
8) Staff of an ecumenical or nondenominational agency134.0
9) Professional pastoral counselor206.1
10) Other employment in a church-related setting185.5
11) Other employment7623.2
Missing5151 
TOTAL327100.0
168) [ASKED ONLY OF PASTORS AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY] ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE EMPLOYED AS FACULTY STAFF AT AN EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION, CAMPUS MINISTER, OR CHAPLAIN: For what type of institution do you work? (INST_WRK)
TOTAL%
1) Military149.9
2) High school42.8
3) College or university4632.6
4) Seminary or other theological school3524.8
5) Hospital or other medical facility3323.4
6) Other53.5
8) Preschool-elementary21.4
9) Local community government21.4
Missing5337 
TOTAL141100.0
169) [ASKED ONLY OF PASTORS AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY] ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE EMPLOYED AS FACULTY STAFF AT AN EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION, CAMPUS MINISTER, OR CHAPLAIN AND NOT WORKING FOR A MILITARY INSTITUTION: Is your institution affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)? (AFFPCUSA)
TOTAL%
1) No9172.8
2) Yes3427.2
Missing5353 
TOTAL125100.0
170) [ASKED ONLY OF PASTORS AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY] How well would you say each of the following phrases describes your present work? If you have more than one job, answer with regard to your primary job. -- It provides a lot of variety. (WORK_1)
TOTAL%
1) Very well78762.1
2) Fairly well42733.7
3) Not very well453.5
4) Not at all80.6
5) Don't know10.1
Missing4210 
TOTAL1268100.0
171) [ASKED ONLY OF PASTORS AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY] How well would you say each of the following phrases describes your present work? If you have more than one job, answer with regard to your primary job. -- It is often boring. (WORK_2)
TOTAL%
1) Very well121.0
2) Fairly well614.8
3) Not very well31725.1
4) Not at all86568.5
5) Don't know70.6
Missing4216 
TOTAL1262100.0
172) [ASKED ONLY OF PASTORS AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY] How well would you say each of the following phrases describes your present work? If you have more than one job, answer with regard to your primary job. -- People at work care about me personally. (WORK_3)
TOTAL%
1) Very well56145.8
2) Fairly well56346.0
3) Not very well786.4
4) Not at all141.1
5) Don't know90.7
Missing4253 
TOTAL1225100.0
173) [ASKED ONLY OF PASTORS AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY] How well would you say each of the following phrases describes your present work? If you have more than one job, answer with regard to your primary job. -- I work in a huge bureaucracy. (WORK_4)
TOTAL%
1) Very well443.6
2) Fairly well13210.7
3) Not very well24519.8
4) Not at all80464.9
5) Don't know141.1
Missing4239 
TOTAL1239100.0
174) [ASKED ONLY OF PASTORS AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY] How well would you say each of the following phrases describes your present work? If you have more than one job, answer with regard to your primary job. -- It drains me emotionally. (WORK_5)
TOTAL%
1) Very well14611.7
2) Fairly well44836.0
3) Not very well44936.1
4) Not at all19815.9
5) Don't know30.2
Missing4234 
TOTAL1244100.0
175) [ASKED ONLY OF PASTORS AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY] How well would you say each of the following phrases describes your present work? If you have more than one job, answer with regard to your primary job. -- It is mentally stimulating. (WORK_6)
TOTAL%
1) Very well55944.5
2) Fairly well59347.2
3) Not very well876.9
4) Not at all151.2
5) Don't know30.2
Missing4221 
TOTAL1257100.0
176) [ASKED ONLY OF PASTORS AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY] How well would you say each of the following phrases describes your present work? If you have more than one job, answer with regard to your primary job. -- It provides good opportunity to advance. (WORK_7)
TOTAL%
1) Very well1149.2
2) Fairly well35728.8
3) Not very well40632.7
4) Not at all26521.4
5) Don't know998.0
Missing4237 
TOTAL1241100.0
177) [ASKED ONLY OF PASTORS AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY] How well would you say each of the following phrases describes your present work? If you have more than one job, answer with regard to your primary job. -- It suits my personality. (WORK_8)
TOTAL%
1) Very well59247.1
2) Fairly well54543.4
3) Not very well947.5
4) Not at all211.7
5) Don't know40.3
Missing4222 
TOTAL1256100.0
178) [ASKED ONLY OF PASTORS AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY] How well would you say each of the following phrases describes your present work? If you have more than one job, answer with regard to your primary job. -- It physically exhausts me. (WORK_9)
TOTAL%
1) Very well1199.4
2) Fairly well39931.6
3) Not very well48038.1
4) Not at all25720.4
5) Don't know60.5
Missing4217 
TOTAL1261100.0
179) [ASKED ONLY OF PASTORS AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY] How well would you say each of the following phrases describes your present work? If you have more than one job, answer with regard to your primary job. -- There is a lot of pressure. (WORK_10)
TOTAL%
1) Very well22317.8
2) Fairly well56244.9
3) Not very well34427.5
4) Not at all1239.8
5) Don't know10.1
Missing4225 
TOTAL1253100.0
180) [ASKED ONLY OF PASTORS AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY] How well would you say each of the following phrases describes your present work? If you have more than one job, answer with regard to your primary job. -- It is very competitive. (WORK_11)
TOTAL%
1) Very well675.4
2) Fairly well19015.2
3) Not very well52441.9
4) Not at all45336.2
5) Don't know161.3
Missing4228 
TOTAL1250100.0
181) [ASKED ONLY OF PASTORS AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY] How well would you say each of the following phrases describes your present work? If you have more than one job, answer with regard to your primary job. -- I have a lot of freedom. (WORK_12)
TOTAL%
1) Very well54042.6
2) Fairly well62549.3
3) Not very well806.3
4) Not at all191.5
5) Don't know30.2
Missing4211 
TOTAL1267100.0
182) [ASKED ONLY OF PASTORS AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY] How well would you say each of the following phrases describes your present work? If you have more than one job, answer with regard to your primary job. -- It pays very well. (WORK_13)
TOTAL%
1) Very well12710.0
2) Fairly well52541.5
3) Not very well38030.0
4) Not at all22617.9
5) Don't know80.6
Missing4212 
TOTAL1266100.0
183) [ASKED ONLY OF PASTORS AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY] ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHOSE PRESENT MARITAL STATUS IS MARRIED: Please indicate the faith in which husband/wife was reared (SPFAITH)
TOTAL%
1) Baptist14411.7
2) Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)191.5
3) Episcopalian524.2
4) Lutheran564.6
5) Methodist15712.8
6) Presbyterian57446.8
7) Reformed302.4
8) Roman Catholic594.8
9) United Church of Christ282.3
10) Other937.6
11) None151.2
Missing4251 
TOTAL1227100.0
184) [ASKED ONLY OF PASTORS AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY] ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHOSE PRESENT MARITAL STATUS IS MARRIED: What is your husband's or wife's highest level of education completed? (SPEDUC)
TOTAL%
2) Completed eighth grade20.2
3) Some high school30.2
4) Completed high school473.8
5) Some college19115.5
6) Graduated from college30824.9
7) Some graduate work18715.1
8) A graduate degree49840.3
Missing4242 
TOTAL1236100.0
185) [ASKED ONLY OF PASTORS AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY] ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHOSE PRESENT MARITAL STATUS IS MARRIED: Is your husband or wife (SPEMPLOY)
TOTAL%
1) Employed full time52542.7
2) Employed part time26121.2
3) Unemployed746.0
4) Self-employed352.8
5) Retired856.9
6) Full-time homemaker21517.5
7) Student262.1
8) Other80.7
Missing4249 
TOTAL1229100.0
186) [ASKED ONLY OF PASTORS AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY] Is your husband or wife an ordained minister? (SPMNSTR)
TOTAL%
1) No108687.7
2) Yes, but not a parish pastor504.0
3) Yes, co-pastor with me342.7
4) Yes, pastor/associate of another Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) congregation544.4
5) Yes, pastor/associate of a congregation affiliated with another denomination131.1
6) At same church, but not co-pastors10.1
Missing4240 
TOTAL1238100.0
187) [ASKED ONLY OF PASTORS AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY] ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHOSE HUSBAND OR WIFE IS NOT AN ORDAINED MINISTER OR IS ORDAINED, BUT IS NOT A PARISH PASTOR: Which category best describes your husband's or wife's usual occupation? If retired, homemaker, or otherwise not currently employed, answer as regards prior employment, if any. (SPOCCUP)
TOTAL%
1) Clerk, secretary, or other administrative support15614.3
2) Executive, manager, or administrator16014.7
3) Farming, forestry, or fishing70.6
4) Household service161.5
5) Machine operator, assembler, or fabricator30.3
6) Mechanic, construction, or repair (plumbing, electrical)10.1
7) Military, police, other protective service10.1
8) Professional (incl. teacher, engineer, physician, lawyer, scientist, minister)66460.9
9) Sales262.4
10) Technician or technologist242.2
11) Transportation or material moving30.3
12) Other30.3
13) None60.6
14) Homemaker191.7
15) Student10.1
Missing4388 
TOTAL1090100.0
188) [ASKED ONLY OF PASTORS AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY] Which of these terms best describes your usual stand on political issues? (PLTCLISS)
TOTAL%
1) Very liberal1007.2
2) Liberal40328.8
3) Moderate65747.0
4) Conservative21315.2
5) Very conservative201.4
6) All other responses40.3
Missing4081 
TOTAL1397100.0
189) [ASKED ONLY OF PASTORS AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY] Which of these broad categories best describes your approximate total family income from all sources (including housing and other allowances) before taxes in 1992? (If you live alone, please answer in terms of your personal income.) (FAMINC)
TOTAL%
1) Less than $15,000171.2
2) $15,000 - $24,999956.8
3) $25,000 - $34,99926118.6
4) $35,000 - $49,99943030.7
5) $50,000 - $74,99940228.7
6) $75,000 - $99,9991218.6
7) $100,000 or more745.3
Missing4078 
TOTAL1400100.0
190) [ASKED ONLY OF PASTORS AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY] Many Presbyterian congregations ask their members each year to make a financial pledge, i.e., to agree in advance to contribute a specific amount of money (e.g., so many dollars per week or month) to the church during the coming year. During 1992, did your congregation ask its members to make financial pledges for 1993? (FINCONTR)
TOTAL%
1) No, members were not asked to pledge21515.4
2) Yes, members were asked to pledge112380.6
3) Don't know/Don't remember/Does not apply553.9
Missing4085 
TOTAL1393100.0
191) [ASKED ONLY OF PASTORS AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY] ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHOSE PRESBYTERIAN CONGREGATIONS ASK THEIR MEMBERS EACH YEAR TO MAKE A FINANCIAL PLEDGE: Did you or another member of your household make a financial pledge to your congregation for 1993? (FNCLPLDG)
TOTAL%
1) No1009.1
2) Yes100190.9
Missing4377 
TOTAL1101100.0
192) Sub-sample population (SAMPLE_C)
TOTAL%
3) Pastors92765.8
4) Specialized Clergy48234.2
Missing4069 
TOTAL1409100.0
193) Panel study unique identification code (NEWCODE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL547823321.17610300
194) State (STATE)
195) Region of residence [imputed from mailing address] (REGION)
TOTAL%
1) Northeast194736.1
2) Midwest86416.0
3) South114821.3
4) West143426.6
Missing85 
TOTAL5393100.0
196) Please indicate your degree of disagreement or agreement with each of the following statements by circling the number that corresponds to your opinion. -- The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) has a clearer understanding of the church's mission in the world than most other denominations. (PCUSUNDR)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree933.6
2) Disagree33712.9
3) Tend to disagree49218.8
4) Tend to agree63024.1
5) Agree37314.3
6) Strongly agree1033.9
7) Don't know58322.3
Missing2867 
TOTAL2611100.0
197) Please indicate your degree of disagreement or agreement with each of the following statements by circling the number that corresponds to your opinion. -- Most of the national-level staff in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) seem out of touch with what is happening in local congregations. (PCUSCHUR)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree823.1
2) Disagree2579.8
3) Tend to disagree44016.8
4) Tend to agree60723.2
5) Agree38314.7
6) Strongly agree40615.5
7) Don't know43916.8
Missing2864 
TOTAL2614100.0
198) Please indicate your degree of disagreement or agreement with each of the following statements by circling the number that corresponds to your opinion. -- Decisions on ordination to the ministry of the Word and Sacrament should be left for each presbytery to make on a case-by-case basis. (ORDNTION)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree59122.7
2) Disagree42316.3
3) Tend to disagree34513.3
4) Tend to agree41115.8
5) Agree40215.5
6) Strongly agree31612.2
7) Don't know1124.3
Missing2878 
TOTAL2600100.0
199) Please indicate your degree of disagreement or agreement with each of the following statements by circling the number that corresponds to your opinion. -- I feel good about the directions national leaders of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) are taking regarding social and political issues. (PCUSLDRS)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree26410.1
2) Disagree28110.8
3) Tend to disagree42416.3
4) Tend to agree70727.2
5) Agree49318.9
6) Strongly agree1495.7
7) Don't know28410.9
Missing2876 
TOTAL2602100.0
200) Please indicate your degree of disagreement or agreement with each of the following statements by circling the number that corresponds to your opinion. -- National staff leaders of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) need to be made more accountable to persons in the pew for how they spend the church's money. (PCUSACCN)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree461.8
2) Disagree1154.4
3) Tend to disagree29911.5
4) Tend to agree75128.8
5) Agree65124.9
6) Strongly agree63024.1
7) Don't know1184.5
Missing2868 
TOTAL2610100.0
201) Please indicate your degree of disagreement or agreement with each of the following statements by circling the number that corresponds to your opinion. -- National staff leaders of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) need to be called into account when they make public statements that contradict the official position of the General Assembly. (PCUSTAFF)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree512.0
2) Disagree1074.1
3) Tend to disagree2288.8
4) Tend to agree58322.5
5) Agree72428.0
6) Strongly agree79030.5
7) Don't know1064.1
Missing2889 
TOTAL2589100.0
202) Please indicate your degree of disagreement or agreement with each of the following statements by circling the number that corresponds to your opinion. -- In general, it is best that individuals and congregations designate for specific programs most of the money they send to the national church. (SPCLPRGS)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree28010.8
2) Disagree44017.0
3) Tend to disagree58722.6
4) Tend to agree53020.4
5) Agree45417.5
6) Strongly agree2218.5
7) Don't know813.1
Missing2885 
TOTAL2593100.0
203) Please indicate your degree of disagreement or agreement with each of the following statements by circling the number that corresponds to your opinion. -- Congregations should take steps to generate more money for programs of the national church. (NATLPRGS)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree1114.3
2) Disagree32812.7
3) Tend to disagree74628.9
4) Tend to agree63324.5
5) Agree40715.8
6) Strongly agree1455.6
7) Don't know2148.3
Missing2894 
TOTAL2584100.0
204) Please indicate your degree of disagreement or agreement with each of the following statements by circling the number that corresponds to your opinion. -- The main purpose of a denomination-wide organization should be to meet the needs of local congregations. (DNOMWIDE)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree542.1
2) Disagree30511.7
3) Tend to disagree62524.0
4) Tend to agree69926.9
5) Agree50719.5
6) Strongly agree31412.1
7) Don't know993.8
Missing2875 
TOTAL2603100.0
205) Please indicate your degree of disagreement or agreement with each of the following statements by circling the number that corresponds to your opinion. -- The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) should permit ordination to the ministry of the Word and Sacrament to persons of homosexual orientation even if they indicate no intention to abstain from homosexual activities after their ordination. (PCUSHOMO)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree116144.7
2) Disagree31312.0
3) Tend to disagree2248.6
4) Tend to agree2339.0
5) Agree2078.0
6) Strongly agree31112.0
7) Don't know1505.8
Missing2879 
TOTAL2599100.0
206) Please indicate your degree of disagreement or agreement with each of the following statements by circling the number that corresponds to your opinion. -- Most of the national-level staff in Louisville seem out of touch with what is happening in local congregations. (LOUSVLLE)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree732.8
2) Disagree2349.0
3) Tend to disagree38814.9
4) Tend to agree66025.3
5) Agree34713.3
6) Strongly agree32712.5
7) Don't know57722.1
Missing2872 
TOTAL2606100.0
207) Please indicate your degree of disagreement or agreement with each of the following statements by circling the number that corresponds to your opinion. -- Affiliation with the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) is an important part of my identity as a Christian. (PCUSAID)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree893.4
2) Disagree2429.3
3) Tend to disagree26710.2
4) Tend to agree46818.0
5) Agree85532.8
6) Strongly agree64924.9
7) Don't know371.4
Missing2871 
TOTAL2607100.0
208) Please indicate your degree of disagreement or agreement with each of the following statements by circling the number that corresponds to your opinion. -- Positions taken by the General Assembly on social and political issues strongly influence my personal positions on these issues. (GAPSTION)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree29611.3
2) Disagree69526.6
3) Tend to disagree68226.2
4) Tend to agree51719.8
5) Agree28510.9
6) Strongly agree612.3
7) Don't know722.8
Missing2870 
TOTAL2608100.0
209) Please indicate your degree of disagreement or agreement with each of the following statements by circling the number that corresponds to your opinion. -- Converting people to Christ must be the first step in creating a better society. (CNVRTPPL)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree692.7
2) Disagree2168.3
3) Tend to disagree43716.8
4) Tend to agree56721.8
5) Agree57922.3
6) Strongly agree68226.3
7) Don't know471.8
Missing2881 
TOTAL2597100.0
210) Please indicate your degree of disagreement or agreement with each of the following statements by circling the number that corresponds to your opinion. -- It is important to me that my closest friends share my religious beliefs. (FRNDSHRE)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree1535.9
2) Disagree57922.2
3) Tend to disagree63124.2
4) Tend to agree65125.0
5) Agree43716.8
6) Strongly agree1385.3
7) Don't know160.6
Missing2873 
TOTAL2605100.0
211) Please indicate your degree of disagreement or agreement with each of the following statements by circling the number that corresponds to your opinion. -- Several of my closest friends disagree with my most basic religious convictions. (FRNDSAGR)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree1204.6
2) Disagree69726.9
3) Tend to disagree57722.3
4) Tend to agree41015.8
5) Agree54621.1
6) Strongly agree1064.1
7) Don't know1375.3
Missing2885 
TOTAL2593100.0
212) Please indicate your degree of disagreement or agreement with each of the following statements by circling the number that corresponds to your opinion. -- Although I believe in my faith, there are other things in my life that are just as important. (OTHRTHNG)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree58122.5
2) Disagree73828.6
3) Tend to disagree54120.9
4) Tend to agree38114.7
5) Agree27410.6
6) Strongly agree461.8
7) Don't know230.9
Missing2894 
TOTAL2584100.0
213) Please indicate your degree of disagreement or agreement with each of the following statements by circling the number that corresponds to your opinion. -- The Bible has a special place in Christian tradition, but the sacred scriptures of other world religions have as much to teach us concerning faith and morals. (SCRDSCRP)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree57222.0
2) Disagree55521.3
3) Tend to disagree51519.8
4) Tend to agree47618.3
5) Agree2569.8
6) Strongly agree933.6
7) Don't know1385.3
Missing2873 
TOTAL2605100.0
214) Please indicate your degree of disagreement or agreement with each of the following statements by circling the number that corresponds to your opinion. -- The church should include people from all types of backgrounds even if this means changing traditional doctrines and practices. (ALLPEOPL)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree39015.0
2) Disagree45917.7
3) Tend to disagree53820.7
4) Tend to agree51619.9
5) Agree37214.3
6) Strongly agree1857.1
7) Don't know1345.2
Missing2884 
TOTAL2594100.0
215) Please indicate your degree of disagreement or agreement with each of the following statements by circling the number that corresponds to your opinion. -- To receive salvation, a person must do good for others. (RCVSLVTN)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree70827.7
2) Disagree62924.6
3) Tend to disagree35013.7
4) Tend to agree37614.7
5) Agree30612.0
6) Strongly agree1114.3
7) Don't know722.8
Missing2926 
TOTAL2552100.0
216) Please indicate your degree of disagreement or agreement with each of the following statements by circling the number that corresponds to your opinion. -- To correct past inequities, blacks should be given preferential treatment when applying for jobs in which they are numerically under-represented. (BLKBETTR)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree55021.2
2) Disagree63524.4
3) Tend to disagree62023.9
4) Tend to agree41816.1
5) Agree2218.5
6) Strongly agree923.5
7) Don't know622.4
Missing2880 
TOTAL2598100.0
217) Please indicate your degree of disagreement or agreement with each of the following statements by circling the number that corresponds to your opinion. -- Denominations should set aside their differences and work together for the visible, structural reunion of the Church (ASDEDIFF)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree1706.5
2) Disagree29211.2
3) Tend to disagree39515.2
4) Tend to agree69726.7
5) Agree58522.4
6) Strongly agree40215.4
7) Don't know662.5
Missing2871 
TOTAL2607100.0
218) Compared with the attention the denomination (through the General Assembly and its national offices) has given to each of the following concerns in recent years, how much attention do you think it should give to each of them at present? -- Membership growth and decline (ATTNMMBR)
TOTAL%
1) Much more attention79030.4
2) More attention129749.9
3) No change in attention31512.1
4) Less attention893.4
5) Much less attention160.6
6) Don't know943.6
Missing2877 
TOTAL2601100.0
219) Compared with the attention the denomination (through the General Assembly and its national offices) has given to each of the following concerns in recent years, how much attention do you think it should give to each of them at present? -- Sending missionaries overseas to spread the Gospel (ATTNSEND)
TOTAL%
1) Much more attention31812.2
2) More attention77129.7
3) No change in attention107141.2
4) Less attention2379.1
5) Much less attention562.2
6) Don't know1445.5
Missing2881 
TOTAL2597100.0
220) Compared with the attention the denomination (through the General Assembly and its national offices) has given to each of the following concerns in recent years, how much attention do you think it should give to each of them at present? -- Racial justice (ATTNJUST)
TOTAL%
1) Much more attention2449.4
2) More attention82831.9
3) No change in attention105540.7
4) Less attention28811.1
5) Much less attention672.6
6) Don't know1124.3
Missing2884 
TOTAL2594100.0
221) Compared with the attention the denomination (through the General Assembly and its national offices) has given to each of the following concerns in recent years, how much attention do you think it should give to each of them at present? -- Drug abuse (ATTNDRUG)
TOTAL%
1) Much more attention38314.8
2) More attention115044.4
3) No change in attention78730.4
4) Less attention1345.2
5) Much less attention210.8
6) Don't know1144.4
Missing2889 
TOTAL2589100.0
222) Compared with the attention the denomination (through the General Assembly and its national offices) has given to each of the following concerns in recent years, how much attention do you think it should give to each of them at present? -- Social issues in general (ATTNSOCL)
TOTAL%
1) Much more attention1857.1
2) More attention81431.4
3) No change in attention102739.6
4) Less attention37514.5
5) Much less attention933.6
6) Don't know993.8
Missing2885 
TOTAL2593100.0
223) Compared with the attention the denomination (through the General Assembly and its national offices) has given to each of the following concerns in recent years, how much attention do you think it should give to each of them at present? -- Christian education (ATTNEDUC)
TOTAL%
1) Much more attention61223.6
2) More attention128149.3
3) No change in attention62023.9
4) Less attention170.7
5) Much less attention50.2
6) Don't know622.4
Missing2881 
TOTAL2597100.0
224) Compared with the attention the denomination (through the General Assembly and its national offices) has given to each of the following concerns in recent years, how much attention do you think it should give to each of them at present? -- Starting new congregations (ATTNCNGR)
TOTAL%
1) Much more attention51519.9
2) More attention99438.4
3) No change in attention77830.0
4) Less attention1254.8
5) Much less attention200.8
6) Don't know1596.1
Missing2887 
TOTAL2591100.0
225) Compared with the attention the denomination (through the General Assembly and its national offices) has given to each of the following concerns in recent years, how much attention do you think it should give to each of them at present? -- Fair representation of minority racial-ethnic persons in church governing bodies and committees (ATTNETHN)
TOTAL%
1) Much more attention1274.9
2) More attention55121.2
3) No change in attention124548.0
4) Less attention37714.5
5) Much less attention1545.9
6) Don't know1425.5
Missing2882 
TOTAL2596100.0
226) Compared with the attention the denomination (through the General Assembly and its national offices) has given to each of the following concerns in recent years, how much attention do you think it should give to each of them at present? -- Ecumenical concerns (ATTNECUM)
TOTAL%
1) Much more attention1144.4
2) More attention57922.5
3) No change in attention121147.0
4) Less attention35713.9
5) Much less attention1385.4
6) Don't know1786.9
Missing2901 
TOTAL2577100.0
227) Compared with the attention the denomination (through the General Assembly and its national offices) has given to each of the following concerns in recent years, how much attention do you think it should give to each of them at present? -- Biblical faithfulness (ATTNBBLC)
TOTAL%
1) Much more attention65425.1
2) More attention91835.3
3) No change in attention83432.1
4) Less attention582.2
5) Much less attention240.9
6) Don't know1134.3
Missing2877 
TOTAL2601100.0
228) Compared with the attention the denomination (through the General Assembly and its national offices) has given to each of the following concerns in recent years, how much attention do you think it should give to each of them at present? -- Fair representation of women in church governing bodies and committees (ATTNWMEN)
TOTAL%
1) Much more attention1706.5
2) More attention65125.0
3) No change in attention130349.9
4) Less attention27010.3
5) Much less attention1154.4
6) Don't know1003.8
Missing2869 
TOTAL2609100.0
229) How important are each of the following issues to you, personally, in your role as a member, elder, or minister within the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)? -- Ordination of sexually active ("practicing") homosexual persons to the ministry (IMPRHOMO)
TOTAL%
1) Very important85934.0
2) Important60323.9
3) Not very important47118.7
4) Not at all important47818.9
5) Not sure1134.5
Missing2954 
TOTAL2524100.0
230) How important are each of the following issues to you, personally, in your role as a member, elder, or minister within the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)? -- The use of affirmative action and other means to be more inclusive of blacks and other racial-ethnic minority persons as denominational staff and as denominational committee members (IMPRAFRM)
TOTAL%
1) Very important2409.4
2) Important87434.3
3) Not very important93036.5
4) Not at all important40716.0
5) Not sure943.7
Missing2933 
TOTAL2545100.0
231) How important are each of the following issues to you, personally, in your role as a member, elder, or minister within the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)? -- Relations between the national church and individual congregations (IMPRCHUR)
TOTAL%
1) Very important54121.2
2) Important143556.2
3) Not very important45517.8
4) Not at all important672.6
5) Not sure562.2
Missing2924 
TOTAL2554100.0
232) How important are each of the following issues to you, personally, in your role as a member, elder, or minister within the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)? -- Knowing what is going on at the national level of the church (IMPRNATL)
TOTAL%
1) Very important50619.9
2) Important152059.8
3) Not very important40716.0
4) Not at all important692.7
5) Not sure401.6
Missing2936 
TOTAL2542100.0
233) How important are each of the following issues to you, personally, in your role as a member, elder, or minister within the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)? -- Denominational participation in ecumenical bodies like the National and World Councils of Churches (IMPRECUM)
TOTAL%
1) Very important28711.2
2) Important107242.0
3) Not very important75829.7
4) Not at all important33313.0
5) Not sure1034.0
Missing2925 
TOTAL2553100.0
234) How important are each of the following issues to you, personally, in your role as a member, elder, or minister within the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)? -- Movements toward greater church unity through such process as the Lutheran-Reformed dialogue and the Church of Christ Uniting (COCU) (IMPRUNTY)
TOTAL%
1) Very important2017.9
2) Important80831.8
3) Not very important82532.5
4) Not at all important39315.5
5) Not sure31112.3
Missing2940 
TOTAL2538100.0
235) How important are each of the following issues to you, personally, in your role as a member, elder, or minister within the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)? -- Ordination of sexually active ("practicing") homosexual persons to serve as elders (IMPRORDN)
TOTAL%
1) Very important80832.0
2) Important61924.5
3) Not very important45818.1
4) Not at all important52020.6
5) Not sure1204.8
Missing2953 
TOTAL2525100.0
236) How important are each of the following issues to you, personally, in your role as a member, elder, or minister within the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)? -- Opportunities/lack of opportunities for women ordained as ministers to serve in the church (IMPRWMEN)
TOTAL%
1) Very important50919.9
2) Important133552.2
3) Not very important52920.7
4) Not at all important1224.8
5) Not sure622.4
Missing2921 
TOTAL2557100.0
237) How important do you think each of the following issues are as sources of current conflict or disagreement among Presbyterians? -- What we believe (that is, our theology), in general (CNFLTHEO)
TOTAL%
1) Very important86633.9
2) Important107242.0
3) Not very important45117.7
4) Not at all important913.6
5) Not sure712.8
Missing2927 
TOTAL2551100.0
238) How important do you think each of the following issues are as sources of current conflict or disagreement among Presbyterians? -- What we believe about God (CNFLGOD)
TOTAL%
1) Very important98038.5
2) Important92536.3
3) Not very important48819.2
4) Not at all important973.8
5) Not sure582.3
Missing2930 
TOTAL2548100.0
239) How important do you think each of the following issues are as sources of current conflict or disagreement among Presbyterians? -- What we believe about Scripture (PCUSCRIP)
TOTAL%
1) Very important121147.4
2) Important88834.8
3) Not very important32812.8
4) Not at all important712.8
5) Not sure552.2
Missing2925 
TOTAL2553100.0
240) How important do you think each of the following issues are as sources of current conflict or disagreement among Presbyterians? -- What we believe about Jesus Christ (CNFLJSUS)
TOTAL%
1) Very important111143.6
2) Important86333.9
3) Not very important43317.0
4) Not at all important843.3
5) Not sure582.3
Missing2929 
TOTAL2549100.0
241) How important do you think each of the following issues are as sources of current conflict or disagreement among Presbyterians? -- What we believe about the Confessions of the church (CNFLCNFS)
TOTAL%
1) Very important58322.9
2) Important99339.0
3) Not very important73728.9
4) Not at all important1385.4
5) Not sure953.7
Missing2932 
TOTAL2546100.0
242) How important do you think each of the following issues are as sources of current conflict or disagreement among Presbyterians? -- How to live out our faith in the world (CNFLFATH)
TOTAL%
1) Very important110343.3
2) Important109242.8
3) Not very important2519.8
4) Not at all important502.0
5) Not sure532.1
Missing2929 
TOTAL2549100.0
243) How important do you think each of the following issues are as sources of current conflict or disagreement among Presbyterians? -- How we govern ourselves (that is, our polity) (CNFLGVRN)
TOTAL%
1) Very important43917.3
2) Important127350.0
3) Not very important67326.5
4) Not at all important873.4
5) Not sure722.8
Missing2934 
TOTAL2544100.0
244) How important do you think each of the following issues are as sources of current conflict or disagreement among Presbyterians? -- How we allocate resources among congregations, presbyteries, synods and the national church (CNFLRSRC)
TOTAL%
1) Very important45718.0
2) Important144757.0
3) Not very important48419.1
4) Not at all important522.0
5) Not sure993.9
Missing2939 
TOTAL2539100.0
245) How important do you think each of the following issues are as sources of current conflict or disagreement among Presbyterians? -- The issue of homosexuality and ordination (CNFLHOMO)
TOTAL%
1) Very important154260.9
2) Important64325.4
3) Not very important1797.1
4) Not at all important983.9
5) Not sure682.7
Missing2948 
TOTAL2530100.0
246) How important do you think each of the following issues are as sources of current conflict or disagreement among Presbyterians? -- The issue of joining together with other denominations in the Church of Christ Uniting (COCU) (CNFLDMNS)
TOTAL%
1) Very important31712.5
2) Important88334.8
3) Not very important85633.8
4) Not at all important2359.3
5) Not sure2439.6
Missing2944 
TOTAL2534100.0
247) How important do you think each of the following issues are as sources of current conflict or disagreement among Presbyterians? -- The need to establish new Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) congregations (CNFLCNGR)
TOTAL%
1) Very important37014.7
2) Important90736.0
3) Not very important87634.8
4) Not at all important2038.1
5) Not sure1646.5
Missing2958 
TOTAL2520100.0
248) How important do you think each of the following issues are as sources of current conflict or disagreement among Presbyterians? -- The influence of special-interest groups, in general (CNFLGRPS)
TOTAL%
1) Very important52120.6
2) Important96538.2
3) Not very important67526.7
4) Not at all important1787.1
5) Not sure1857.3
Missing2954 
TOTAL2524100.0
249) How important do you think each of the following issues are as sources of current conflict or disagreement among Presbyterians? -- Differing perspectives between the Presbyterian Lay committee and the national church, in particular (CNFLDFFR)
TOTAL%
1) Very important68827.1
2) Important98939.0
3) Not very important50619.9
4) Not at all important1285.0
5) Not sure2268.9
Missing2941 
TOTAL2537100.0
250) How important do you think each of the following issues are as sources of current conflict or disagreement among Presbyterians? -- What to emphasize as the mission of the church (CNFLEMPH)
TOTAL%
1) Very important70027.5
2) Important147257.8
3) Not very important27210.7
4) Not at all important271.1
5) Not sure763.0
Missing2931 
TOTAL2547100.0
251) How important do you think each of the following issues are as sources of current conflict or disagreement among Presbyterians? -- How best to communicate among ourselves (CNFLCOMM)
TOTAL%
1) Very important54021.2
2) Important133052.2
3) Not very important53220.9
4) Not at all important783.1
5) Not sure662.6
Missing2932 
TOTAL2546100.0
252) How important do you think each of the following issues are as sources of current conflict or disagreement among Presbyterians? -- How best to communicate the Gospel to those outside the church (CNFLGSPL)
TOTAL%
1) Very important71328.2
2) Important109143.1
3) Not very important58923.3
4) Not at all important622.4
5) Not sure773.0
Missing2946 
TOTAL2532100.0
253) How important do you think each of the following issues are as sources of current conflict or disagreement among Presbyterians? -- What to do about membership loss over the last 30 years (CNFLLOSS)
TOTAL%
1) Very important83533.1
2) Important112444.5
3) Not very important43117.1
4) Not at all important622.5
5) Not sure742.9
Missing2952 
TOTAL2526100.0
254) How important do you think each of the following issues are as sources of current conflict or disagreement among Presbyterians? -- The role of women in the church (CNFLWMEN)
TOTAL%
1) Very important42016.6
2) Important116946.3
3) Not very important77630.7
4) Not at all important1054.2
5) Not sure552.2
Missing2953 
TOTAL2525100.0
255) How important do you think each of the following issues are as sources of current conflict or disagreement among Presbyterians? -- The need to become more inclusive of racial-ethnic minority persons (CNFLINCL)
TOTAL%
1) Very important31512.4
2) Important112544.2
3) Not very important86634.0
4) Not at all important1546.0
5) Not sure863.4
Missing2932 
TOTAL2546100.0
256) How important do you think each of the following issues are as sources of current conflict or disagreement among Presbyterians? -- Tolerance versus strictness in what one can believe and be a Presbyterian (CNFLBLVS)
TOTAL%
1) Very important60323.7
2) Important120747.4
3) Not very important52720.7
4) Not at all important1074.2
5) Not sure1034.0
Missing2931 
TOTAL2547100.0
257) How important do you think each of the following issues are as sources of current conflict or disagreement among Presbyterians? -- Tolerance versus strictness in the behavior permitted for Presbyterians (CNFLBHVR)
TOTAL%
1) Very important67326.4
2) Important121347.6
3) Not very important46918.4
4) Not at all important883.5
5) Not sure1074.2
Missing2928 
TOTAL2550100.0
258) In your opinion, in what way have Presbyterians changed over the last five years as regards our agreement on each of the following issues? -- What we believe (that is, our theology), in general (PCUSATHE)
TOTAL%
1) In more agreement now1375.4
2) No significant change144456.8
3) In less agreement now70527.7
4) Don't know25810.1
Missing2934 
TOTAL2544100.0
259) In your opinion, in what way have Presbyterians changed over the last five years as regards our agreement on each of the following issues? -- What we believe about God (PCUSAGOD)
TOTAL%
1) In more agreement now1505.9
2) No significant change167765.9
3) In less agreement now49919.6
4) Don't know2178.5
Missing2935 
TOTAL2543100.0
260) In your opinion, in what way have Presbyterians changed over the last five years as regards our agreement on each of the following issues? -- What we believe about Scripture (PCUSCIPT)
TOTAL%
1) In more agreement now1405.5
2) No significant change143356.4
3) In less agreement now76330.0
4) Don't know2068.1
Missing2936 
TOTAL2542100.0
261) In your opinion, in what way have Presbyterians changed over the last five years as regards our agreement on each of the following issues? -- What we believe about Jesus Christ (PCUSJSUS)
TOTAL%
1) In more agreement now1636.4
2) No significant change162463.9
3) In less agreement now54221.3
4) Don't know2128.3
Missing2937 
TOTAL2541100.0
262) In your opinion, in what way have Presbyterians changed over the last five years as regards our agreement on each of the following issues? -- What we believe about the Confessions of the Church (PCUSCNFS)
TOTAL%
1) In more agreement now1064.2
2) No significant change160863.5
3) In less agreement now50720.0
4) Don't know31012.2
Missing2947 
TOTAL2531100.0
263) In your opinion, in what way have Presbyterians changed over the last five years as regards our agreement on each of the following issues? -- How to live out our faith in the world (PCUSLIVE)
TOTAL%
1) In more agreement now1726.8
2) No significant change129251.1
3) In less agreement now85133.7
4) Don't know2128.4
Missing2951 
TOTAL2527100.0
264) In your opinion, in what way have Presbyterians changed over the last five years as regards our agreement on each of the following issues? -- How we govern ourselves (that is, our polity) (PCUSGVRN)
TOTAL%
1) In more agreement now1234.9
2) No significant change141556.7
3) In less agreement now71328.6
4) Don't know2469.9
Missing2981 
TOTAL2497100.0
265) In your opinion, in what way have Presbyterians changed over the last five years as regards our agreement on each of the following issues? -- How we allocate resources among congregations, presbyteries, synods and the national church (PCUSRSRC)
TOTAL%
1) In more agreement now1104.4
2) No significant change90336.2
3) In less agreement now109343.8
4) Don't know38715.5
Missing2985 
TOTAL2493100.0
266) In your opinion, in what way have Presbyterians changed over the last five years as regards our agreement on each of the following issues? -- The issue of homosexuality and ordination (PSUCHOMO)
TOTAL%
1) In more agreement now1576.2
2) No significant change56922.4
3) In less agreement now152860.2
4) Don't know28411.2
Missing2940 
TOTAL2538100.0
267) In your opinion, in what way have Presbyterians changed over the last five years as regards our agreement on each of the following issues? -- The issue of joining together with other denominations in the Church of Christ Uniting (COCU) (PCUSDNMS)
TOTAL%
1) In more agreement now1415.6
2) No significant change93536.9
3) In less agreement now84433.3
4) Don't know61124.1
Missing2947 
TOTAL2531100.0
268) In your opinion, in what way have Presbyterians changed over the last five years as regards our agreement on each of the following issues? -- The need to establish new Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) congregations (PCUSPCUS)
TOTAL%
1) In more agreement now51620.4
2) No significant change130451.5
3) In less agreement now2319.1
4) Don't know48219.0
Missing2945 
TOTAL2533100.0
269) In your opinion, in what way have Presbyterians changed over the last five years as regards our agreement on each of the following issues? -- The influence of special-interest groups, in general (PCUSINTR)
TOTAL%
1) In more agreement now1255.0
2) No significant change87934.8
3) In less agreement now103441.0
4) Don't know48619.3
Missing2954 
TOTAL2524100.0
270) In your opinion, in what way have Presbyterians changed over the last five years as regards our agreement on each of the following issues? -- Differing perspectives between the Presbyterian Lay Committee and the national church, in particular (PCUSPRSP)
TOTAL%
1) In more agreement now1395.5
2) No significant change76930.4
3) In less agreement now113544.9
4) Don't know48719.2
Missing2948 
TOTAL2530100.0
271) In your opinion, in what way have Presbyterians changed over the last five years as regards our agreement on each of the following issues? -- What to emphasize as the mission of the church (PCUSMSSN)
TOTAL%
1) In more agreement now1877.4
2) No significant change118246.7
3) In less agreement now84933.5
4) Don't know31512.4
Missing2945 
TOTAL2533100.0
272) In your opinion, in what way have Presbyterians changed over the last five years as regards our agreement on each of the following issues? -- How best to communicate among ourselves (PCUSCOMM)
TOTAL%
1) In more agreement now2268.9
2) No significant change138054.4
3) In less agreement now62724.7
4) Don't know30612.1
Missing2939 
TOTAL2539100.0
273) In your opinion, in what way have Presbyterians changed over the last five years as regards our agreement on each of the following issues? -- How best to communicate the Gospel to those outside the church (PCUSGSPL)
TOTAL%
1) In more agreement now1505.9
2) No significant change146457.8
3) In less agreement now59323.4
4) Don't know32412.8
Missing2947 
TOTAL2531100.0
274) In your opinion, in what way have Presbyterians changed over the last five years as regards our agreement on each of the following issues? -- What to do about membership loss over the last 30 years (PCUSLOSS)
TOTAL%
1) In more agreement now2469.7
2) No significant change114845.4
3) In less agreement now74029.2
4) Don't know39715.7
Missing2947 
TOTAL2531100.0
275) In your opinion, in what way have Presbyterians changed over the last five years as regards our agreement on each of the following issues? -- The role of women in the church (PCUSROLE)
TOTAL%
1) In more agreement now58723.2
2) No significant change134653.2
3) In less agreement now37014.6
4) Don't know2289.0
Missing2947 
TOTAL2531100.0
276) In your opinion, in what way have Presbyterians changed over the last five years as regards our agreement on each of the following issues? -- The need to become more inclusive of racial-ethnic minority persons (PCUSINCL)
TOTAL%
1) In more agreement now37214.7
2) No significant change137454.4
3) In less agreement now49419.6
4) Don't know28611.3
Missing2952 
TOTAL2526100.0
277) In your opinion, in what way have Presbyterians changed over the last five years as regards our agreement on each of the following issues? -- Tolerance versus strictness in what one can believe and be a Presbyterian (PCUSBLVS)
TOTAL%
1) In more agreement now1767.0
2) No significant change104141.2
3) In less agreement now101840.3
4) Don't know29411.6
Missing2949 
TOTAL2529100.0
278) In your opinion, in what way have Presbyterians changed over the last five years as regards our agreement on each of the following issues? -- Tolerance versus strictness in the behavior permitted for Presbyterians (PCUSTOLR)
TOTAL%
1) In more agreement now1596.3
2) No significant change98138.7
3) In less agreement now108642.9
4) Don't know30612.1
Missing2946 
TOTAL2532100.0
279) The following statements reflect various activities of the church. For each activity, please indicate how it fits in with your own understanding of the church's mission in the world today. -- Actively reaching out to members of other (i.e., non-Christian) religious groups with an invitation to find true salvation (FITGRPS)
TOTAL%
1) Contradictory to26410.4
2) Of no importance2439.5
3) Of some importance117446.1
4) Of high importance86834.1
Missing2929 
TOTAL2549100.0
280) The following statements reflect various activities of the church. For each activity, please indicate how it fits in with your own understanding of the church's mission in the world today. -- Encouraging pastors of local congregations to speak out in public on social and economic issues that confront American society today (FITISSUE)
TOTAL%
1) Contradictory to1475.8
2) Of no importance2198.6
3) Of some importance152859.8
4) Of high importance66125.9
Missing2923 
TOTAL2555100.0
281) The following statements reflect various activities of the church. For each activity, please indicate how it fits in with your own understanding of the church's mission in the world today. -- Encouraging pastors of local congregations to speak out in public on political issues that confront American society today (FITPSTRS)
TOTAL%
1) Contradictory to33113.0
2) Of no importance45217.7
3) Of some importance134552.7
4) Of high importance42616.7
Missing2924 
TOTAL2554100.0
282) The following statements reflect various activities of the church. For each activity, please indicate how it fits in with your own understanding of the church's mission in the world today. -- Encouraging church members to reach their own decisions on faith and morals even if this diminishes the church's ability to speak with a single voice on these issues (FITENCRG)
TOTAL%
1) Contradictory to46818.5
2) Of no importance1666.5
3) Of some importance113944.9
4) Of high importance76230.1
Missing2943 
TOTAL2535100.0
283) The following statements reflect various activities of the church. For each activity, please indicate how it fits in with your own understanding of the church's mission in the world today. -- Providing members a comforting refuge from all the pain and suffering in this world (FITREFGE)
TOTAL%
1) Contradictory to34513.5
2) Of no importance1967.7
3) Of some importance121447.6
4) Of high importance79331.1
Missing2930 
TOTAL2548100.0
284) The following statements reflect various activities of the church. For each activity, please indicate how it fits in with your own understanding of the church's mission in the world today. -- Identifying with political movements of the poor and oppressed, even when this challenges the interests of current members (FITPLTCL)
TOTAL%
1) Contradictory to29711.7
2) Of no importance26710.5
3) Of some importance137654.4
4) Of high importance59123.4
Missing2947 
TOTAL2531100.0
285) The following statements reflect various activities of the church. For each activity, please indicate how it fits in with your own understanding of the church's mission in the world today. -- Protecting church members from the false teachings of other (that is, non-Christian) religious groups (FITFALSE)
TOTAL%
1) Contradictory to2489.6
2) Of no importance45117.5
3) Of some importance117845.7
4) Of high importance69927.1
Missing2902 
TOTAL2576100.0
286) The following statements reflect various activities of the church. For each activity, please indicate how it fits in with your own understanding of the church's mission in the world today. -- Listening carefully to what the world is saying to understand what the church's ministry should be about (FITLISTN)
TOTAL%
1) Contradictory to1525.9
2) Of no importance1646.4
3) Of some importance121247.1
4) Of high importance104540.6
Missing2905 
TOTAL2573100.0
287) The following statements reflect various activities of the church. For each activity, please indicate how it fits in with your own understanding of the church's mission in the world today. -- Encouraging church members to make explicit declarations of their personal faith to friends, neighbors and co-workers (FITFAITH)
TOTAL%
1) Contradictory to1174.5
2) Of no importance26610.3
3) Of some importance133551.6
4) Of high importance86833.6
Missing2892 
TOTAL2586100.0
288) The following statements reflect various activities of the church. For each activity, please indicate how it fits in with your own understanding of the church's mission in the world today. -- Encouraging and inspiring church members, as individuals to become involved in social and political issues (FITINVLV)
TOTAL%
1) Contradictory to843.3
2) Of no importance1756.8
3) Of some importance149057.7
4) Of high importance83332.3
Missing2896 
TOTAL2582100.0
289) The following statements reflect various activities of the church. For each activity, please indicate how it fits in with your own understanding of the church's mission in the world today. -- Maintaining an appropriate distance between religious and political concerns (FITRLGIN)
TOTAL%
1) Contradictory to69727.1
2) Of no importance52520.4
3) Of some importance104840.7
4) Of high importance30611.9
Missing2902 
TOTAL2576100.0
290) The following statements reflect various activities of the church. For each activity, please indicate how it fits in with your own understanding of the church's mission in the world today. -- Respecting a variety of views even if it's not clear that they fit in with the traditional teachings of the church (FITVIEWS)
TOTAL%
1) Contradictory to32012.4
2) Of no importance27210.6
3) Of some importance140454.5
4) Of high importance58122.5
Missing2901 
TOTAL2577100.0
291) This question concerns the new Investment and Loan Program established by the 207th General Assembly. -- In general, what is your opinion of the idea of a church-sponsored investment and loan program? (LOANPROG)
TOTAL%
1) Excellent idea43316.7
2) Good idea83532.3
3) Mediocre idea34113.2
4) Not a good idea29011.2
5) No opinion69026.7
Missing2889 
TOTAL2589100.0
292) This question concerns the new Investment and Loan Program established by the 207th General Assembly. -- Assuming such a program has features to make it competitive with certificates of deposit (CDs) available through banks and other financial institutions, how likely is it that you, personally, would invest money in such certificates? (INVSTCDS)
TOTAL%
1) Very likely2037.8
2) Likely61023.6
3) Not very likely60623.4
4) Not likely at all82031.7
5) Don't know34813.5
Missing2891 
TOTAL2587100.0
293) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE VERY LIKELY, LIKELY, OR NOT VERY LIKELY TO INVEST IN A TIME DEPOSIT: This question concerns the new Investment and Loan Program established by the 207th General Assembly. -- If you personally were to invest a time deposit (similar to a CD) in this program, approximately what is the total dollar amount you would be willing to invest? (Please write the amount on the line below; if "none," write 0.) (INVSTAMT)
TOTAL%
1) None1489.1
2) Under $2,0001247.6
3) $2,000 - $9,9991549.5
4) $10,000 - more1418.7
5) Not sure106065.2
Missing3851 
TOTAL1627100.0
294) This question concerns the new Investment and Loan Program established by the 207th General Assembly. Time deposits usually require that you invest your money for a specific period, or term. How interested would you be in a time deposit with each of the following terms? -- Six months (DEP6MNTH)
TOTAL%
1) Very interested31113.5
2) Interested60826.3
3) Not very interested54323.5
4) Not at all interested84836.7
Missing3168 
TOTAL2310100.0
295) This question concerns the new Investment and Loan Program established by the 207th General Assembly. Time deposits usually require that you invest your money for a specific period, or term. How interested would you be in a time deposit with each of the following terms? -- One year (DEP1YEAR)
TOTAL%
1) Very interested29612.7
2) Interested81034.8
3) Not very interested48220.7
4) Not at all interested74131.8
Missing3149 
TOTAL2329100.0
296) This question concerns the new Investment and Loan Program established by the 207th General Assembly. Time deposits usually require that you invest your money for a specific period, or term. How interested would you be in a time deposit with each of the following terms? -- Two or three years (DEP23YRS)
TOTAL%
1) Very interested1476.3
2) Interested68429.5
3) Not very interested65028.0
4) Not at all interested83736.1
Missing3160 
TOTAL2318100.0
297) This question concerns the new Investment and Loan Program established by the 207th General Assembly. Time deposits usually require that you invest your money for a specific period, or term. How interested would you be in a time deposit with each of the following terms? -- Four years or more (DEP4YRS)
TOTAL%
1) Very interested1586.9
2) Interested43118.7
3) Not very interested66929.1
4) Not at all interested104245.3
Missing3178 
TOTAL2300100.0
298) This question concerns the new Investment and Loan Program established by the 207th General Assembly. -- How likely is it that your congregation would invest some of its savings or endowment in such time deposits? (LKLYINVS)
TOTAL%
1) Very likely1365.6
2) Likely55523.0
3) Not very likely42717.7
4) Not likely at all41117.0
5) Don't know88636.7
Missing3063 
TOTAL2415100.0
299) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHOSE CONGREGATION WAS VERY LIKELY, LIKELY, OR NOT VERY LIKELY TO INVEST ITS MONEY IN A TIME DEPOSIT PROGRAM: This question concerns the new Investment and Loan Program established by the 207th General Assembly. -- What approximate dollar amount do you think your congregation would be most interested in investing? (Please write the dollar amount below; if "none," write 0.) (TTLAMNT)
TOTAL%
1) None915.4
2) Under $2,000120.7
3) $2,000 - $9,999472.8
4) $10,000 - $24,000704.2
5) $25,000 - $49,999211.2
6) $50,000 - more684.0
7) Not sure137481.6
Missing3795 
TOTAL1683100.0
300) This question concerns the new Investment and Loan Program established by the 207th General Assembly. How important is it to you that the program has each of the following features? -- Interest rates are competitive with those of my local financial institution. (INTRRATE)
TOTAL%
1) Very important129357.0
2) Important74332.8
3) Not very important773.4
4) Not at all important1556.8
Missing3210 
TOTAL2268100.0
301) This question concerns the new Investment and Loan Program established by the 207th General Assembly. How important is it to you that the program has each of the following features? -- The time deposits are insured up to a certain value by the federal government, as would be the case with most banks. (DEPINSRD)
TOTAL%
1) Very important124955.2
2) Important74532.9
3) Not very important1135.0
4) Not at all important1566.9
Missing3215 
TOTAL2263100.0
302) This question concerns the new Investment and Loan Program established by the 207th General Assembly. How important is it to you that the program has each of the following features? -- Your investment will be used (through loans) to help establish new Presbyterian congregations. (HLPNWCNG)
TOTAL%
1) Very important67929.8
2) Important97342.8
3) Not very important39817.5
4) Not at all important2259.9
Missing3203 
TOTAL2275100.0
303) This question concerns the new Investment and Loan Program established by the 207th General Assembly. How important is it to you that the program has each of the following features? -- Your investment will be used (through loans) to help existing Presbyterian congregations upgrade their facilities. (HLPUPGRD)
TOTAL%
1) Very important46320.4
2) Important119552.6
3) Not very important41418.2
4) Not at all important2008.8
Missing3206 
TOTAL2272100.0
304) This question concerns the new Investment and Loan Program established by the 207th General Assembly. How important is it to you that the program has each of the following features? -- Your investment will be used (through loans) to help existing Presbyterian congregations with redevelopment efforts. (HLPRDVLP)
TOTAL%
1) Very important49922.1
2) Important124955.3
3) Not very important32214.3
4) Not at all important1888.3
Missing3220 
TOTAL2258100.0
305) This question concerns the new Investment and Loan Program established by the 207th General Assembly. How important is it to you that the program has each of the following features? -- I can help the church financially through an investment, instead of through an outright gift. (HLPINVST)
TOTAL%
1) Very important36216.2
2) Important107848.3
3) Not very important51122.9
4) Not at all important28012.6
Missing3247 
TOTAL2231100.0
306) This question concerns the new Investment and Loan Program established by the 207th General Assembly. How important is it to you that the program has each of the following features? -- I can invest the money now and decide later on turning the investment into a gift. (TURNGIFT)
TOTAL%
1) Very important31514.2
2) Important102646.1
3) Not very important57926.0
4) Not at all important30413.7
Missing3254 
TOTAL2224100.0
307) Sub-sample population (S9SAMPLE)
TOTAL%
1) Members66625.4
2) Elders67425.7
3) Pastors83531.9
4) Specialized Clergy44617.0
Missing2857 
TOTAL2621100.0
308) I-AGE: What is your present age? (recoded for use with on-line analysis) (I-AGE)
TOTAL%
0) Under 4068419.6
1) 40-4986724.8
2) 50-64117733.7
3) 65 & older76621.9
Missing1984 
TOTAL3494100.0
309) I-MARITAL: What is your present marital status? (for use with on-line analysis) (I-MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Married290283.8
2) Not married56016.2
Missing2016 
TOTAL3462100.0
310) I-POLPARTY: Generally speaking, do you think of yourself as a Democrat, Independent, Republican, or other? (for use with on-line analysis) (I-POLPARTY)
TOTAL%
1) Democrat130237.5
2) Independent68119.6
3) Republican143741.4
4) All other responses531.5
Missing2005 
TOTAL3473100.0
311) I-REGION: Region of residence [imputed from mailing address] (for use with on-line analysis) (I-REGION)
TOTAL%
1) Northeast194736.1
2) Midwest86416.0
3) South114821.3
4) West143426.6
Missing85 
TOTAL5393100.0
312) I-RACE: What is your race/ethnicity? (recoded for use with on-line analysis) (I-RACE)
TOTAL%
0) Afr/As. Am1333.8
1) White329094.7
2) Other521.5
Missing2003 
TOTAL3475100.0
313) I-SEX: What is your sex? (for use with on-line analysis) (I-SEX)
TOTAL%
1) Female137139.1
2) Male213260.9
Missing1975 
TOTAL3503100.0
314) I-EDUC:LAY: [ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS] What is the highest level of education each of you has completed? -- You (recoded for use with on-line analysis) (I-EDUC:LAY)
TOTAL%
0) HS or less37718.3
1) Some coll.44521.6
2) Coll. degr50224.3
3) Some grad.25912.6
4) Grad degr48023.3
Missing3415 
TOTAL2063100.0
315) I-EDUC:CLR: [ASKED ONLY OF PASTORS AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY] What is the highest level of non-theological education you have attained in addition to your theological training? (recoded for use with on-line analysis) (I-EDUC:CLR)
TOTAL%
1) Coll.&less83459.6
2) Some grad.29521.1
3) Grad degr27119.4
Missing4078 
TOTAL1400100.0
316) I-INCM:LAY: [ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS] Which of these broad categories best describes your approximate total family income from all sources before taxes in 1992? (If you live alone, please answer in terms of your personal income.) (recoded for use with on-line analysis) (I-INCM:LAY)
TOTAL%
0) Lt 25K33917.3
1) 25K-49,99965433.4
2) 50K-99,99971436.5
3) 100K & up25112.8
Missing3520 
TOTAL1958100.0
317) I-INCM:CLR: [ASKED ONLY OF PASTORS AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY] Which of these broad categories best describes your approximate total family income from all sources (including housing and other allowances) before taxes in 1992? (If you live alone, please answer in terms of your personal income.) (recoded for use with on-line analysis) (I-INCM:CLR)
TOTAL%
0) Lt 25K1128.0
1) 25K-49,99969149.4
2) 50K-99,99952337.4
3) 100K & up745.3
Missing4078 
TOTAL1400100.0
318) I-RESTYPE: Type of respondent (for use with on-line analysis) (I-RESTYPE)
TOTAL%
1) Members167230.5
2) Elders147626.9
3) Pastors156928.6
4) Specialized Clergy76113.9
TOTAL5478100.0