Presbyterian Panel Survey, May 1995: Churchwide Special Offerings

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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) Below is a list (in alphabetical order) of possible causes and issues that churchwide special offerings might support. For each cause/issue, please indicate how likely you, personally, would be to contribute money to a special offering dedicated to that cause/issue. I, personally, would contribute to a churchwide special offering to -- Address environmental justice issues (EVIRONMT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, definitely2358.6
2) Yes, probably52419.1
3) Maybe yes, maybe no80729.5
4) No, probably not73927.0
5) No, definitely not36613.4
6) No opinion692.5
Missing2738 
TOTAL2740100.0
197) Below is a list (in alphabetical order) of possible causes and issues that churchwide special offerings might support. For each cause/issue, please indicate how likely you, personally, would be to contribute money to a special offering dedicated to that cause/issue. I, personally, would contribute to a churchwide special offering to -- Address the root causes of hunger (HUNGER)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, definitely62122.7
2) Yes, probably98135.8
3) Maybe yes, maybe no67224.5
4) No, probably not32011.7
5) No, definitely not1094.0
6) No opinion381.4
Missing2737 
TOTAL2741100.0
198) Below is a list (in alphabetical order) of possible causes and issues that churchwide special offerings might support. For each cause/issue, please indicate how likely you, personally, would be to contribute money to a special offering dedicated to that cause/issue. I, personally, would contribute to a churchwide special offering to -- Establish new Presbyterian congregations in the United States ("new church development") (NEWCONGR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, definitely48817.8
2) Yes, probably92433.7
3) Maybe yes, maybe no82930.2
4) No, probably not37413.6
5) No, definitely not792.9
6) No opinion501.8
Missing2734 
TOTAL2744100.0
199) Below is a list (in alphabetical order) of possible causes and issues that churchwide special offerings might support. For each cause/issue, please indicate how likely you, personally, would be to contribute money to a special offering dedicated to that cause/issue. I, personally, would contribute to a churchwide special offering to -- Foster spiritual growth of individual Presbyterians (SPGROWTH)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, definitely39214.4
2) Yes, probably77128.3
3) Maybe yes, maybe no83730.7
4) No, probably not54420.0
5) No, definitely not1274.7
6) No opinion531.9
Missing2754 
TOTAL2724100.0
200) Below is a list (in alphabetical order) of possible causes and issues that churchwide special offerings might support. For each cause/issue, please indicate how likely you, personally, would be to contribute money to a special offering dedicated to that cause/issue. I, personally, would contribute to a churchwide special offering to -- Give people basic necessities (food, shelter, health care) (GIVEFOOD)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, definitely90032.8
2) Yes, probably119043.4
3) Maybe yes, maybe no44116.1
4) No, probably not1385.0
5) No, definitely not521.9
6) No opinion220.8
Missing2735 
TOTAL2743100.0
201) Below is a list (in alphabetical order) of possible causes and issues that churchwide special offerings might support. For each cause/issue, please indicate how likely you, personally, would be to contribute money to a special offering dedicated to that cause/issue. I, personally, would contribute to a churchwide special offering to -- Help disadvantaged people who have already taken steps to improve their communities (HELPPEOP)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, definitely70525.7
2) Yes, probably120544.0
3) Maybe yes, maybe no59521.7
4) No, probably not1666.1
5) No, definitely not391.4
6) No opinion301.1
Missing2738 
TOTAL2740100.0
202) Below is a list (in alphabetical order) of possible causes and issues that churchwide special offerings might support. For each cause/issue, please indicate how likely you, personally, would be to contribute money to a special offering dedicated to that cause/issue. I, personally, would contribute to a churchwide special offering to -- Help retired ministers and missionaries who have low incomes or health needs (LOWINCOM)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, definitely81029.5
2) Yes, probably115041.9
3) Maybe yes, maybe no58121.2
4) No, probably not1605.8
5) No, definitely not220.8
6) No opinion210.8
Missing2734 
TOTAL2744100.0
203) Below is a list (in alphabetical order) of possible causes and issues that churchwide special offerings might support. For each cause/issue, please indicate how likely you, personally, would be to contribute money to a special offering dedicated to that cause/issue. I, personally, would contribute to a churchwide special offering to -- Help struggling rural congregations (RURALCON)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, definitely35313.1
2) Yes, probably89833.4
3) Maybe yes, maybe no99637.0
4) No, probably not35213.1
5) No, definitely not612.3
6) No opinion301.1
Missing2788 
TOTAL2690100.0
204) Below is a list (in alphabetical order) of possible causes and issues that churchwide special offerings might support. For each cause/issue, please indicate how likely you, personally, would be to contribute money to a special offering dedicated to that cause/issue. I, personally, would contribute to a churchwide special offering to -- Promote peacemaking and conflict resolution (PEACEMAK)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, definitely32912.1
2) Yes, probably68525.2
3) Maybe yes, maybe no87632.2
4) No, probably not57421.1
5) No, definitely not2127.8
6) No opinion471.7
Missing2755 
TOTAL2723100.0
205) Below is a list (in alphabetical order) of possible causes and issues that churchwide special offerings might support. For each cause/issue, please indicate how likely you, personally, would be to contribute money to a special offering dedicated to that cause/issue. I, personally, would contribute to a churchwide special offering to -- Promote unity among the various Christian denominations (UNITYDEN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, definitely2067.6
2) Yes, probably52619.3
3) Maybe yes, maybe no93834.4
4) No, probably not76428.0
5) No, definitely not2569.4
6) No opinion381.4
Missing2750 
TOTAL2728100.0
206) Below is a list (in alphabetical order) of possible causes and issues that churchwide special offerings might support. For each cause/issue, please indicate how likely you, personally, would be to contribute money to a special offering dedicated to that cause/issue. I, personally, would contribute to a churchwide special offering to -- Provide emergency relief following disasters (famine, war, flood, earthquake) (DISASTER)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, definitely128946.8
2) Yes, probably108539.4
3) Maybe yes, maybe no29610.7
4) No, probably not562.0
5) No, definitely not180.7
6) No opinion120.4
Missing2722 
TOTAL2756100.0
207) Below is a list (in alphabetical order) of possible causes and issues that churchwide special offerings might support. For each cause/issue, please indicate how likely you, personally, would be to contribute money to a special offering dedicated to that cause/issue. I, personally, would contribute to a churchwide special offering to -- Provide food for the hungry (FEEDHUNG)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, definitely106839.2
2) Yes, probably109540.2
3) Maybe yes, maybe no40815.0
4) No, probably not1043.8
5) No, definitely not341.2
6) No opinion160.6
Missing2753 
TOTAL2725100.0
208) Below is a list (in alphabetical order) of possible causes and issues that churchwide special offerings might support. For each cause/issue, please indicate how likely you, personally, would be to contribute money to a special offering dedicated to that cause/issue. I, personally, would contribute to a churchwide special offering to -- Support health ministries in impoverished regions and countries (HEALMINY)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, definitely48117.5
2) Yes, probably107539.2
3) Maybe yes, maybe no85431.2
4) No, probably not2408.8
5) No, definitely not602.2
6) No opinion311.1
Missing2737 
TOTAL2741100.0
209) Below is a list (in alphabetical order) of possible causes and issues that churchwide special offerings might support. For each cause/issue, please indicate how likely you, personally, would be to contribute money to a special offering dedicated to that cause/issue. I, personally, would contribute to a churchwide special offering to -- Support inner-city ministries (INNERCTY)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, definitely36013.3
2) Yes, probably90933.5
3) Maybe yes, maybe no103238.1
4) No, probably not30411.2
5) No, definitely not682.5
6) No opinion391.4
Missing2766 
TOTAL2712100.0
210) Below is a list (in alphabetical order) of possible causes and issues that churchwide special offerings might support. For each cause/issue, please indicate how likely you, personally, would be to contribute money to a special offering dedicated to that cause/issue. I, personally, would contribute to a churchwide special offering to -- Support minority racial-ethnic schools and colleges affiliated with the PC(USA) (MINORITY)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, definitely30011.0
2) Yes, probably67024.5
3) Maybe yes, maybe no99436.3
4) No, probably not53719.6
5) No, definitely not1846.7
6) No opinion531.9
Missing2740 
TOTAL2738100.0
211) Below is a list (in alphabetical order) of possible causes and issues that churchwide special offerings might support. For each cause/issue, please indicate how likely you, personally, would be to contribute money to a special offering dedicated to that cause/issue. I, personally, would contribute to a churchwide special offering to -- Support the National Council of Churches and World Council of Churches (COUNCILS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, definitely1575.7
2) Yes, probably44416.2
3) Maybe yes, maybe no80729.5
4) No, probably not69825.5
5) No, definitely not55420.2
6) No opinion782.8
Missing2740 
TOTAL2738100.0
212) Below is a list (in alphabetical order) of possible causes and issues that churchwide special offerings might support. For each cause/issue, please indicate how likely you, personally, would be to contribute money to a special offering dedicated to that cause/issue. I, personally, would contribute to a churchwide special offering to -- Support youth and young adult ministries (ages 12-30) (YOUTHMNY)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, definitely37613.6
2) Yes, probably91433.1
3) Maybe yes, maybe no96535.0
4) No, probably not37513.6
5) No, definitely not943.4
6) No opinion351.3
Missing2719 
TOTAL2759100.0
213) Limiting yourself to the options listed, select the one cause/issue that you personally most favor to receive funds raised through a churchwide offering. (FAVORITE)
TOTAL%
1) Address environmental justice issues602.2
2) Address the root causes of hunger2007.4
3) Establish new Presbyterian congregations in the United States ("new church development")2479.1
4) Foster spiritual growth of individual Presbyterians1957.2
5) Give people basic necessities (food, shelter, health care)41715.4
6) Help disadvantaged people who have already taken steps to improve their communities1615.9
7) Help retired ministers and missionaries who have low incomes or health needs1967.2
8) Help struggling rural congregations481.8
9) Promote peacemaking and conflict resolution913.4
10) Promote unity among the various Christian denominations220.8
11) Provide emergency relief following disasters (famine, war, flood, earthquake)65924.3
12) Provide food for the hungry1947.1
13) Support health ministries in impoverished regions and countries441.6
14) Support inner-city ministries431.6
15) Support minority racial-ethnic schools and colleges affiliated with the PC/(USA)180.7
16) Support the National Council of Churches and World Council of Churches100.4
17) Support youth and young adult ministries (ages 12-30)1094.0
Missing2764 
TOTAL2714100.0
214) What cause/issue, among the options, would you favor as your second choice to receive special offering funds? (CHOICE2)
TOTAL%
1) Address environmental justice issues732.7
2) Address the root causes of hunger2117.8
3) Establish new Presbyterian congregations in the United States ("new church development")1967.3
4) Foster spiritual growth of individual Presbyterians1264.7
5) Give people basic necessities (food, shelter, health care)33012.2
6) Help disadvantaged people who have already taken steps to improve their communities2449.0
7) Help retired ministers and missionaries who have low incomes or health needs2378.8
8) Help struggling rural congregations732.7
9) Promote peacemaking and conflict resolution742.7
10) Promote unity among the various Christian denominations351.3
11) Provide emergency relief following disasters (famine, war, flood, earthquake)44916.6
12) Provide food for the hungry34112.6
13) Support health ministries in impoverished regions and countries1124.1
14) Support inner-city ministries742.7
15) Support minority racial-ethnic schools and colleges affiliated with the PC/(USA)240.9
16) Support the National Council of Churches and World Council of Churches120.4
17) Support youth and young adult ministries (ages 12-30)903.3
Missing2777 
TOTAL2701100.0
215) What cause/issue, among the options, would you favor as your third choice to receive special offering funds? (CHOICE3)
TOTAL%
1) Address environmental justice issues532.0
2) Address the root causes of hunger1365.1
3) Establish new Presbyterian congregations in the United States ("new church development")1325.0
4) Foster spiritual growth of individual Presbyterians923.5
5) Give people basic necessities (food, shelter, health care)29411.0
6) Help disadvantaged people who have already taken steps to improve their communities2569.6
7) Help retired ministers and missionaries who have low incomes or health needs26510.0
8) Help struggling rural congregations1154.3
9) Promote peacemaking and conflict resolution1104.1
10) Promote unity among the various Christian denominations562.1
11) Provide emergency relief following disasters (famine, war, flood, earthquake)36013.5
12) Provide food for the hungry30211.3
13) Support health ministries in impoverished regions and countries1636.1
14) Support inner-city ministries823.1
15) Support minority racial-ethnic schools and colleges affiliated with the PC/(USA)652.4
16) Support the National Council of Churches and World Council of Churches170.6
17) Support youth and young adult ministries (ages 12 -30)1656.2
Missing2815 
TOTAL2663100.0
216) Finally, of the options for churchwide special offerings listed, which one cause/issue do you believe is the least appropriate to receive funds from a churchwide special offering? (LEASTFAV)
TOTAL%
1) Address environmental justice issues51619.6
2) Address the root causes of hunger451.7
3) Establish new Presbyterian congregations in the United States ("new church development")913.5
4) Foster spiritual growth of individual Presbyterians30211.5
5) Give people basic necessities (food, shelter, health care)200.8
6) Help disadvantaged people who have already taken steps to improve their communities90.3
7) Help retired ministers and missionaries who have low incomes or health needs271.0
8) Help struggling rural congregations511.9
9) Promote peacemaking and conflict resolution883.3
10) Promote unity among the various Christian denominations31912.1
11) Provide emergency relief following disasters (famine, war, flood, earthquake)80.3
12) Provide food for the hungry130.5
13) Support health ministries in impoverished regions and countries210.8
14) Support inner-city ministries180.7
15) Support minority racial-ethnic schools and colleges affiliated with the PC/(USA)1706.5
16) Support the National Council of Churches and World Council of Churches86332.8
17) Support youth and young adult ministries (ages 12-30)682.6
Missing2849 
TOTAL2629100.0
217) Please advise the General Assembly on general priorities for special-offering donations. Below are 11 pairs of alternative mission priorities. Each pair lists two very different ways that special-offering funds might be used. For each pair, indicate your preference by circling the number in the appropriate column. If you have "no preference" on how funds are divided for a particular pair of alternatives, please leave that row blank and go to the next one. -- United States or International (USINTNL)
TOTAL%
1) All offering funds go to United States mission2208.5
2) Most offering funds go to United States mission with some for International mission79630.8
3) An even division between United States mission and International mission120246.5
4) Most offering funds go to International mission with some for United States mission31712.3
5) All offering funds go to International mission512.0
Missing2892 
TOTAL2586100.0
218) Please advise the General Assembly on general priorities for special-offering donations. Below are 11 pairs of alternative mission priorities. Each pair lists two very different ways that special-offering funds might be used. For each pair, indicate your preference by circling the number in the appropriate column. If you have "no preference" on how funds are divided for a particular pair of alternatives, please leave that row blank and go to the next one. -- Local or National (LOCALNTL)
TOTAL%
1) All offering funds go to Local mission37614.7
2) Most offering funds go to Local mission with some for Nation mission104540.9
3) An even division between Local mission and National mission89735.1
4) Most offering funds go to National mission with some for Local mission2118.3
5) All offering funds go to National mission281.1
Missing2921 
TOTAL2557100.0
219) Please advise the General Assembly on general priorities for special-offering donations. Below are 11 pairs of alternative mission priorities. Each pair lists two very different ways that special-offering funds might be used. For each pair, indicate your preference by circling the number in the appropriate column. If you have "no preference" on how funds are divided for a particular pair of alternatives, please leave that row blank and go to the next one. -- Emergency Relief or Structural Change (RELFCHNG)
TOTAL%
1) All offering funds go to Emergency Relief mission57022.8
2) Most offering funds go to Emergency Relief mission with some for Structural Change mission78931.6
3) An even division between Emergency Relief mission and Structural Change mission85834.3
4) Most offering funds go to Structural Change mission with some for Emergency Relief mission2359.4
5) All offering funds go to Structural Change mission481.9
Missing2978 
TOTAL2500100.0
220) Please advise the General Assembly on general priorities for special-offering donations. Below are 11 pairs of alternative mission priorities. Each pair lists two very different ways that special-offering funds might be used. For each pair, indicate your preference by circling the number in the appropriate column. If you have "no preference" on how funds are divided for a particular pair of alternatives, please leave that row blank and go to the next one. -- Donors Control How Funds Are Spent or Recipients Control How Funds Are Spent (SPNDCTRL)
TOTAL%
1) All offering funds go to a mission priority where Donors Control How Funds Are Spent38615.2
2) Most offering funds go to a mission priority where Donors Control How Funds Are Spent with some where REcipients Control How Funds Are Spent50119.7
3) An even division between missions where Donors Control How Funds Are Spent mission and Recipients Control How Funds Are Spent91936.2
4) Most offering funds go to a mission priority where Recipients Control How Funds Are Spent mission with some where Donors Control How Funds Are Spent56122.1
5) All offering funds go to a mission priority where Recipients Control How Funds Are Spent1746.8
Missing2937 
TOTAL2541100.0
221) Please advise the General Assembly on general priorities for special-offering donations. Below are 11 pairs of alternative mission priorities. Each pair lists two very different ways that special-offering funds might be used. For each pair, indicate your preference by circling the number in the appropriate column. If you have "no preference" on how funds are divided for a particular pair of alternatives, please leave that row blank and go to the next one. -- General Assembly Chooses Projects or Local/Regional Church Chooses Projects (PROJECTS)
TOTAL%
1) All offering funds go to a mission priority where General Assembly Chooses Projects582.2
2) Most offering funds go to a mission priority where General Assembly Chooses Projects with some where Local/Regional Church Chooses Projects2027.8
3) An even division between missions where General Assembly Chooses Projects mission and Local/Regional Church Chooses Projects70127.2
4) Most offering funds go to a mission priority where Local/Regional Church Chooses Projects mission with some where General Assembly Chooses Projects95036.8
5) All offering funds go to a mission priority where Local/Regional Church Chooses Projects66825.9
Missing2899 
TOTAL2579100.0
222) Please advise the General Assembly on general priorities for special-offering donations. Below are 11 pairs of alternative mission priorities. Each pair lists two very different ways that special-offering funds might be used. For each pair, indicate your preference by circling the number in the appropriate column. If you have "no preference" on how funds are divided for a particular pair of alternatives, please leave that row blank and go to the next one. -- Funds Specified for Particular Programs or Undesignated Funds that General Assembly Allocates (FUNDSPRG)
TOTAL%
1) All offering funds go to a mission priority where Funds Specified for Particular Programs64625.5
2) Most offering funds go to a mission priority where Funds Specified for Particular Programs with some where Undesignated Funds that General Assembly Allocates84133.2
3) An even division between missions where Funds Specified for Particular Programs mission and Undesignated Funds that General Assembly Allocates71128.1
4) Most offering funds go to a mission priority where Undesignated Funds that General Assembly Allocates mission with some where Funds Specified for Particular Programs27610.9
5) All offering funds go to a mission priority where Undesignated Funds that General Assembly Allocates572.3
Missing2947 
TOTAL2531100.0
223) Please advise the General Assembly on general priorities for special-offering donations. Below are 11 pairs of alternative mission priorities. Each pair lists two very different ways that special-offering funds might be used. For each pair, indicate your preference by circling the number in the appropriate column. If you have "no preference" on how funds are divided for a particular pair of alternatives, please leave that row blank and go to the next one. -- Getting at "Root Causes" or Meeting Current Needs (CAUSNEED)
TOTAL%
1) All offering funds go to a mission priority where Getting at "Root Causes"27611.0
2) Most offering funds go to a mission priority where Getting at "Root Causes" with some where Meeting Current Needs63825.4
3) An even division between missions where Getting at "Root Causes" mission and Meeting Current Needs108843.4
4) Most offering funds go to a mission priority where Meeting Current Needs nission with some where Getting at "Root Causes"32112.8
5) All offering funds go to a mission priority where Meeting Current Needs1847.3
Missing2971 
TOTAL2507100.0
224) Please advise the General Assembly on general priorities for special-offering donations. Below are 11 pairs of alternative mission priorities. Each pair lists two very different ways that special-offering funds might be used. For each pair, indicate your preference by circling the number in the appropriate column. If you have "no preference" on how funds are divided for a particular pair of alternatives, please leave that row blank and go to the next one. -- Helping Needy Individuals or Helping Needy Communities (HELPNEED)
TOTAL%
1) All offering funds go to a mission priority where Helping Needy Individuals2138.3
2) Most offering funds go to a mission priority where Helping Needy Individuals with some where Helping Needy Communities40615.8
3) An even division between missions where Helping Needy Individuals mission and Helping Needy Communities123848.1
4) Most offering funds go to a mission priority where Helping Needy Communities mission with some where Helping Needy Individuals54721.2
5) All offering funds go to a mission priority where Helping Needy Communities1716.6
Missing2903 
TOTAL2575100.0
225) Please advise the General Assembly on general priorities for special-offering donations. Below are 11 pairs of alternative mission priorities. Each pair lists two very different ways that special-offering funds might be used. For each pair, indicate your preference by circling the number in the appropriate column. If you have "no preference" on how funds are divided for a particular pair of alternatives, please leave that row blank and go to the next one. -- Church Members' Needs or Needs of People Outside Church (CHRNEEDS)
TOTAL%
1) All offering funds go to a mission priority where Church Members' Needs26810.4
2) Most offering funds go to a mission priority where Church Members' Needs with some where Needs of People Outside Church66625.8
3) An even division between missions where Church Members' Needs mission and Needs of People Outside Church117445.5
4) Most offering funds go to a mission priority where Needs of People Outside Church mission with some where Church Members' Needs38014.7
5) All offering funds go to a mission priority where Needs of People Outside Church903.5
Missing2900 
TOTAL2578100.0
226) Please advise the General Assembly on general priorities for special-offering donations. Below are 11 pairs of alternative mission priorities. Each pair lists two very different ways that special-offering funds might be used. For each pair, indicate your preference by circling the number in the appropriate column. If you have "no preference" on how funds are divided for a particular pair of alternatives, please leave that row blank and go to the next one. -- Physical/Mental Health or Spiritual Health (PSHEALTH)
TOTAL%
1) All offering funds go to a mission priority where Physical/Mental Health903.5
2) Most offering funds go to a mission priority where Physical/Mental Health with some where Spiritual Health39215.4
3) An even division between missions where Physical/Mental Health mission and Spiritual Health137553.9
4) Most offering funds go to a mission priority where Spiritual Health mission with some where Physical/Mental Health50419.8
5) All offering funds go to a mission priority where Spiritual Health1897.4
Missing2928 
TOTAL2550100.0
227) Please advise the General Assembly on general priorities for special-offering donations. Below are 11 pairs of alternative mission priorities. Each pair lists two very different ways that special-offering funds might be used. For each pair, indicate your preference by circling the number in the appropriate column. If you have "no preference" on how funds are divided for a particular pair of alternatives, please leave that row blank and go to the next one. -- Immediate Assistance or Public Policy Advocacy (ADVOCACY)
TOTAL%
1) All offering funds go to a mission priority where Immediate Assistance52821.2
2) Most offering funds go to a mission priority where Immediate Assistance with some where Public Policy Advocacy100940.5
3) An even division between missions where Immediate Assistance mission and Public Policy Advocacy74329.8
4) Most offering funds go to a mission priority where Public Policy Advocacy mission with some where Immediate Assistance1777.1
5) All offering funds go to a mission priority where Public Policy Advocacy331.3
Missing2988 
TOTAL2490100.0
228) In general, what is your own opinion of a churchwide special offering to support ministries among youth and young adults (ages 12-30)? (CHURCHWD)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly favor44716.3
2) Favor136149.7
3) Oppose47417.3
4) Strongly oppose1013.7
5) No opinion35412.9
Missing2741 
TOTAL2737100.0
229) Were a youth and young adult special offering to be developed by the PC(USA), what is your opinion of using those contributions to fund each of the following programs or materials? -- Bible study and other curricula (BBLESTDY)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly favor77129.1
2) Favor142653.8
3) Oppose1937.3
4) Strongly oppose522.0
5) No opinion2118.0
Missing2825 
TOTAL2653100.0
230) Were a youth and young adult special offering to be developed by the PC(USA), what is your opinion of using those contributions to fund each of the following programs or materials? -- Campus ministry (CAMPMINY)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly favor65524.6
2) Favor148855.8
3) Oppose2459.2
4) Strongly oppose511.9
5) No opinion2278.5
Missing2812 
TOTAL2666100.0
231) Were a youth and young adult special offering to be developed by the PC(USA), what is your opinion of using those contributions to fund each of the following programs or materials? -- Family-life education (FAMEDUCA)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly favor70226.5
2) Favor143554.2
3) Oppose2148.1
4) Strongly oppose471.8
5) No opinion2529.5
Missing2828 
TOTAL2650100.0
232) Were a youth and young adult special offering to be developed by the PC(USA), what is your opinion of using those contributions to fund each of the following programs or materials? -- Leader development (LDEVELOP)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly favor65424.7
2) Favor144154.3
3) Oppose2348.8
4) Strongly oppose481.8
5) No opinion27510.4
Missing2826 
TOTAL2652100.0
233) Were a youth and young adult special offering to be developed by the PC(USA), what is your opinion of using those contributions to fund each of the following programs or materials? -- Ministries in individual congregations (INCONGRE)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly favor54120.5
2) Favor135351.2
3) Oppose37514.2
4) Strongly oppose622.3
5) No opinion31411.9
Missing2833 
TOTAL2645100.0
234) Were a youth and young adult special offering to be developed by the PC(USA), what is your opinion of using those contributions to fund each of the following programs or materials? -- National conferences (NTLCONFR)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly favor1917.3
2) Favor99538.0
3) Oppose78029.8
4) Strongly oppose2067.9
5) No opinion44617.0
Missing2860 
TOTAL2618100.0
235) Were a youth and young adult special offering to be developed by the PC(USA), what is your opinion of using those contributions to fund each of the following programs or materials? -- National youth ministry organization (NATLYOUN)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly favor2087.9
2) Favor95136.3
3) Oppose77729.6
4) Strongly oppose2057.8
5) No opinion48118.3
Missing2856 
TOTAL2622100.0
236) Were a youth and young adult special offering to be developed by the PC(USA), what is your opinion of using those contributions to fund each of the following programs or materials? -- Regional programs or conferences (REGPROGM)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly favor36413.8
2) Favor150157.0
3) Oppose35913.6
4) Strongly oppose903.4
5) No opinion31812.1
Missing2846 
TOTAL2632100.0
237) Were a youth and young adult special offering to be developed by the PC(USA), what is your opinion of using those contributions to fund each of the following programs or materials? -- Vocational guidance/Call to Christian ministry (VOCGUIDE)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly favor42016.0
2) Favor145955.4
3) Oppose34113.0
4) Strongly oppose632.4
5) No opinion34913.3
Missing2846 
TOTAL2632100.0
238) Were a youth and young adult special offering to be developed by the PC(USA), what is your opinion of using those contributions to fund each of the following programs or materials? -- Young adult volunteer program (VOLNTEER)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly favor79029.7
2) Favor149456.1
3) Oppose1545.8
4) Strongly oppose271.0
5) No opinion1987.4
Missing2815 
TOTAL2663100.0
239) Were a youth and young adult special offering to be developed by the PC(USA), what is your opinion of using those contributions to fund each of the following programs or materials? -- Youth mission work camps or work trips (WORKCAMP)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly favor96335.9
2) Favor132749.5
3) Oppose1836.8
4) Strongly oppose311.2
5) No opinion1766.6
Missing2798 
TOTAL2680100.0
240) One suggestion for a churchwide special offering would combine peacemaking concerns with environmental justice. What do you think of this idea? Please respond by indicating the one option you would most favor from the list below. I would prefer a churchwide special offering that funds programs concerned with (SPECOFFR)
TOTAL%
1) Peacemaking only36913.7
2) Peacemaking primarily, with some funds to environmental justice49218.3
3) Both peacemaking and environmental justice, with funds equally split75328.0
4) Environmental justice primarily, with some funds for peacemaking programs1796.7
5) Environmental justice only792.9
6) Neither peacemaking or environmental justice81730.4
Missing2789 
TOTAL2689100.0
241) Currently, the PC(USA) has a total of four churchwide special offerings: One Great Hour of Sharing (OGHS); the Witness Offering; the Peacemaking Offering; and The Christmas Joy Offering. For each of these four offerings, please indicate whether or not, during the last year, your congregation received contributions for the offering. Did your congregation receive this special offering? -- One Great Hour of Sharing (Lent) (CONOGHS1)
TOTAL%
1) Yes234888.5
2) No1596.0
3) Don't know1455.5
Missing2826 
TOTAL2652100.0
242) Currently, the PC(USA) has a total of four churchwide special offerings: One Great Hour of Sharing (OGHS); the Witness Offering; the Peacemaking Offering; and The Christmas Joy Offering. For each of these four offerings, please indicate whether or not, during the last year, your congregation received contributions for the offering. Did your congregation receive this special offering? -- The Witness Offering (Pentecost) (PENTECT1)
TOTAL%
1) Yes69028.4
2) No111745.9
3) Don't know62425.7
Missing3047 
TOTAL2431100.0
243) Currently, the PC(USA) has a total of four churchwide special offerings: One Great Hour of Sharing (OGHS); the Witness Offering; the Peacemaking Offering; and The Christmas Joy Offering. For each of these four offerings, please indicate whether or not, during the last year, your congregation received contributions for the offering. Did your congregation receive this special offering? -- The Peacemaking Offering (October) (PEACMKE1)
TOTAL%
1) Yes116847.5
2) No80832.8
3) Don't know48419.7
Missing3018 
TOTAL2460100.0
244) Currently, the PC(USA) has a total of four churchwide special offerings: One Great Hour of Sharing (OGHS); the Witness Offering; the Peacemaking Offering; and The Christmas Joy Offering. For each of these four offerings, please indicate whether or not, during the last year, your congregation received contributions for the offering. Did your congregation receive this special offering? -- The Christmas Joy Offering (Advent) (XMASJOY1)
TOTAL%
1) Yes194776.3
2) No34213.4
3) Don't know26210.3
Missing2927 
TOTAL2551100.0
245) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHOSE CONGREGATIONS RECEIVED CONTRIBUTIONS FOR ONE GREAT HOUR OF SHARING: Currently, the PC(USA) has a total of four churchwide special offerings: One Great Hour of Sharing (OGHS); the Witness Offering; the Peacemaking Offering; and The Christmas Joy Offering. For each of these four offerings, please indicate whether or not your household contributed to it. Did you or any member of your household contribute? -- One Great Hour of Sharing (Lent) (CONOGHS2)
TOTAL%
1) Yes192684.3
2) No32414.2
3) Don't know361.6
Missing3192 
TOTAL2286100.0
246) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHOSE CONGREGATIONS RECEIVED CONTRIBUTIONS FOR THE WITNESS OFFERING: Currently, the PC(USA) has a total of four churchwide special offerings: One Great Hour of Sharing (OGHS); the Witness Offering; the Peacemaking Offering; and The Christmas Joy Offering. For each of these four offerings, please indicate whether or not your household contributed to it. Did you or any other member of your household contribute? -- The Witness Offering (Pentecost) (PENTECT2)
TOTAL%
1) Yes44166.5
2) No19028.7
3) Don't know324.8
Missing4815 
TOTAL663100.0
247) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHOSE CONGREGATIONS RECEIVED CONTRIBUTIONS FOR THE PEACEMAKING OFFERING: Currently, the PC(USA) has a total of four churchwide special offerings: One Great Hour of Sharing (OGHS); the Witness Offering; the Peacemaking Offering; and The Christmas Joy Offering. For each of these four offerings, please indicate whether or not your household contributed to it. Did you or any member of your household contribute? -- The Peacemaking Offering (October) (PEACMKE2)
TOTAL%
1) Yes74066.9
2) No32229.1
3) Don't know444.0
Missing4372 
TOTAL1106100.0
248) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHOSE CONGREGATIONS RECEIVED CONTRIBUTIONS FOR THE CHRISTMAS JOY OFFERING: Currently, the PC(USA) has a total of four churchwide special offerings: One Great Hour of Sharing (OGHS); the Witness Offering; the Peacemaking Offering; and The Christmas Joy Offering. For each of these four offerings, please indicate whether or not your household contributed to it. Did you or any member of your household contribute? -- The Christmas Joy Offering (Advent) (XMASJOY2)
TOTAL%
1) Yes143479.1
2) No32417.9
3) Don't know553.0
Missing3665 
TOTAL1813100.0
249) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAD, EITHER THEMSELVES OR ANY MEMBER OF THEIR HOUSEHOLD, CONTRIBUTED TO ONE GREAT HOUR OF SHARING: Currently, the PC(USA) has a total of four churchwide special offerings: One Great Hour of Sharing (OGHS); the Witness Offering; the Peacemaking Offering; and The Christmas Joy Offering. For each of these four offerings, please indicate approximately how many dollars were given. Approximately how many dollars did your household contribute to each? -- One Great Hour of Sharing (Lent) (CONOGHS3)
TOTAL%
1) $030.2
2) $1-$1047427.4
3) $11-$2029617.1
4) $21-$3040323.3
5) $31-$5029517.0
6) $51-$10018510.7
7) More than $100774.4
Missing3745 
TOTAL1733100.0
250) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAD, EITHER THEMSELVES OR ANY MEMBER OF THEIR HOUSEHOLD, CONTRIBUTED TO THE WITNESS OFFERING: Currently, the PC(USA) has a total of four churchwide special offerings: One Great Hour of Sharing (OGHS); the Witness Offering; the Peacemaking Offering; and The Christmas Joy Offering. For each of these four offerings, please indicate approximately how many dollars were given. Approximately how many dollars did your household contribute to each? -- The Witness Offering (Pentecost) (PENTECT3)
TOTAL%
2) $1-$1015439.5
3) $11-$207519.2
4) $21-$308622.1
5) $31-$50389.7
6) $51-$100287.2
7) More than $10092.3
Missing5088 
TOTAL390100.0
251) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAD, EITHER THEMSELVES OR ANY MEMBER OF THEIR HOUSEHOLD, CONTRIBUTED TO THE PEACEMAKING OFFERING: Currently, the PC(USA) has a total of four churchwide special offerings: One Great Hour of Sharing (OGHS); the Witness Offering; the Peacemaking Offering; and The Christmas Joy Offering. For each of these four offerings, please indicate approximately how many dollars were given. Approximately how many dollars did your household contribute to each? -- The Peacemaking Offering (October) (PEACMKE3)
TOTAL%
1) $050.8
2) $1-$1023235.2
3) $11-$2011617.6
4) $21-$3016024.2
5) $31-$509614.5
6) $51-$100436.5
7) More than $10081.2
Missing4818 
TOTAL660100.0
252) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAD, EITHER THEMSELVES OR ANY MEMBER OF THEIR FAMILY, CONTRIBUTED TO THE CHRISTMAS JOY OFFERING: Currently, the PC(USA) has a total of four churchwide special offerings: One Great Hour of Sharing (OGHS); the Witness Offering; the Peacemaking Offering; and The Christmas Joy Offering. For each of these four offerings, please indicate approximately how many dollars were given. Approximately how many dollars did your household contribute to each? -- The Christmas Joy Offering (Advent) (XMASJOY3)
TOTAL%
1) $010.1
2) $1-$1038930.6
3) $11-$2023818.7
4) $21-$3034026.8
5) $31-$5018914.9
6) $51-$100927.2
7) More than $100221.7
Missing4207 
TOTAL1271100.0
253) What is the minimum number of weeks that you believe should separate any two churchwide special offerings? (SEPARATE)
TOTAL%
1) 1-4 weeks1355.0
2) 5-8 weeks57921.3
3) 9-12 weeks79629.2
4) 13-16 weeks2198.0
5) 17-20 weeks481.8
6) 21-30 weeks883.2
7) More than 30 weeks230.8
8) No opinion83630.7
Missing2754 
TOTAL2724100.0
254) What effect would it have on your own personal giving if your congregation were permitted to keep and decide on the use (whether locally or elsewhere) of a sizeable proportion (e.g., 25 percent) of the special offering monies it collected? (PRSNLGIV)
TOTAL%
1) I'd be more likely to give116742.3
2) I'd be less likely to give1354.9
3) It wouldn't make any difference115942.0
4) Not sure30010.9
Missing2717 
TOTAL2761100.0
255) At the current time, each of the churchwide special offerings, except for the Peacemaking Offering, divides the contributions among two or more church programs. Here is the current division for these three offerings. Please indicate any changes you might like to see in how funds received through these offerings are allocated. One Great Hour of Sharing -- Presbyterian World Service (36 percent) (PRESBYTR)
TOTAL%
1) Increased31511.8
2) Decreased31411.8
3) Kept the same155858.5
4) Not familiar with program1375.1
5) No opinion33912.7
Missing2815 
TOTAL2663100.0
256) At the current time, each of the churchwide special offerings, except for the Peacemaking Offering, divides the contributions among two or more church programs. Here is the current division for these three offerings. Please indicate any changes you might like to see in how funds received through these offerings are allocated. One Great Hour of Sharing -- Self-Development of Peoples (32 percent) (DEVELOPT)
TOTAL%
1) Increased28210.7
2) Decreased41115.6
3) Kept the same145155.0
4) Not familiar with program1596.0
5) No opinion33512.7
Missing2840 
TOTAL2638100.0
257) At the current time, each of the churchwide special offerings, except for the Peacemaking Offering, divides the contributions among two or more church programs. Here is the current division for these three offerings. Please indicate any changes you might like to see in how funds received through these offerings are allocated. One Great Hour of Sharing -- Presbyterian Hunger Program (32 percent) (HUNGERPR)
TOTAL%
1) Increased66625.0
2) Decreased1224.6
3) Kept the same146955.1
4) Not familiar with program983.7
5) No opinion31211.7
Missing2811 
TOTAL2667100.0
258) At the current time, each of the churchwide special offerings, except for the Peacemaking Offering, divides the contributions among two or more church programs. Here is the current division for these three offerings. Please indicate any changes you might like to see in how funds received through these offerings are allocated. Witness Programs -- Worldwide Ministries (50 percent) (MINISTRY)
TOTAL%
1) Increased2037.8
2) Decreased58822.6
3) Kept the same107341.2
4) Not familiar with program2519.6
5) No opinion49118.8
Missing2872 
TOTAL2606100.0
259) At the current time, each of the churchwide special offerings, except for the Peacemaking Offering, divides the contributions among two or more church programs. Here is the current division for these three offerings. Please indicate any changes you might like to see in how funds received through these offerings are allocated. Witness Programs -- Christian Education (20 percent) (CHRTEDUC)
TOTAL%
1) Increased65525.0
2) Decreased2359.0
3) Kept the same102139.0
4) Not familiar with program2278.7
5) No opinion47718.2
Missing2863 
TOTAL2615100.0
260) At the current time, each of the churchwide special offerings, except for the Peacemaking Offering, divides the contributions among two or more church programs. Here is the current division for these three offerings. Please indicate any changes you might like to see in how funds received through these offerings are allocated. Witness Programs -- Evangelism and New Church Development (30 percent) (EVANGELC)
TOTAL%
1) Increased62023.7
2) Decreased2489.5
3) Kept the same104740.0
4) Not familiar with program2288.7
5) No opinion47218.0
Missing2863 
TOTAL2615100.0
261) At the current time, each of the churchwide special offerings, except for the Peacemaking Offering, divides the contributions among two or more church programs. Here is the current division for these three offerings. Please indicate any changes you might like to see in how funds received through these offerings are allocated. Christmas Joy -- Racial-Ethnic Schools and Colleges (50 percent) (ETHNCSCH)
TOTAL%
1) Increased1435.4
2) Decreased72327.3
3) Kept the same127948.3
4) Not familiar with program1505.7
5) No opinion35413.4
Missing2829 
TOTAL2649100.0
262) At the current time, each of the churchwide special offerings, except for the Peacemaking Offering, divides the contributions among two or more church programs. Here is the current division for these three offerings. Please indicate any changes you might like to see in how funds received through these offerings are allocated. Christmas Joy -- Board of Pensions (50 percent) (PENSIONS)
TOTAL%
1) Increased69326.2
2) Decreased1726.5
3) Kept the same130949.4
4) Not familiar with program1395.2
5) No opinion33712.7
Missing2828 
TOTAL2650100.0
263) If you could make one change in the causes/issues that are supported by our churchwide special offerings, what would it be? (OFFERNG)
TOTAL%
1) Add one new special offering2158.4
2) Delete one entire special offering32712.8
3) Add an additional cause to an existing offering1164.6
4) Delete one cause from an existing offering1676.6
5) Replace a current offering cause with a new one763.0
6) Make no changes in the current set of special offerings or the causes they support72828.6
7) No opinion92036.1
Missing2929 
TOTAL2549100.0
264) In addition to the four churchwide special offerings, many Presbyterian congregations, presbyteries and synods also sponsor other special appeals for funds to support causes beyond the congregation. In the last year, has your congregation participated in any other special offering, that is, has your congregation been part of a special appeal for contributions to specified causes in the community, the region, the nation, or the world? -- Special offering for local cause (e.g., food pantry, homeless shelter, ecumenical community ministry). (LOCLCAUS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes227684.6
2) No2117.8
3) Not sure2047.6
Missing2787 
TOTAL2691100.0
265) In addition to the four churchwide special offerings, many Presbyterian congregations, presbyteries and synods also sponsor other special appeals for funds to support causes beyond the congregation. In the last year, has your congregation participated in any other special offering, that is, has your congregation been part of a special appeal for contributions to specified causes in the community, the region, the nation, or the world? -- Presbytery-sponsored special offering (e.g., for new church development, camp or retreat center). (PRESOFFR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes96937.9
2) No98838.7
3) Not sure59823.4
Missing2923 
TOTAL2555100.0
266) In addition to the four churchwide special offerings, many Presbyterian congregations, presbyteries and synods also sponsor other special appeals for funds to support causes beyond the congregation. In the last year, has your congregation participated in any other special offering, that is, has your congregation been part of a special appeal for contributions to specified causes in the community, the region, the nation, or the world? -- Special offering for other Presbyterian church programs (e.g., retirement and children's homes). (PRESPROG)
TOTAL%
1) Yes91635.8
2) No104040.6
3) Not sure60423.6
Missing2918 
TOTAL2560100.0
267) In addition to the four churchwide special offerings, many Presbyterian congregations, presbyteries and synods also sponsor other special appeals for funds to support causes beyond the congregation. In the last year, has your congregation participated in any other special offering, that is, has your congregation been part of a special appeal for contributions to specified causes in the community, the region, the nation, or the world? -- Special offering for national or international non-Presbyterian causes (e.g., World Vision, Save the Children, UNICEF, Habitat for Humanity). (NONPRESB)
TOTAL%
1) Yes133151.1
2) No78029.9
3) Not sure49519.0
Missing2872 
TOTAL2606100.0
268) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHOSE CONGREGATIONS HAVE HELD SPECIAL OFFERINGS IN ADDITION TO THE FOUR CHURCHWIDE OFFERINGS: Please indicate the cause or organization that received the donations collected through the special offering(s): (RECEIVED)
TOTAL%
0) Comment not made73526.4
1) Comment made205073.6
Missing2693 
TOTAL2785100.0
269) Sub-sample population (S6SAMPLE)
TOTAL%
1) Members74326.7
2) Elders74726.8
3) Pastors85530.7
4) Specialized Clergy44015.8
Missing2693 
TOTAL2785100.0
270) 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
271) 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
272) 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
273) 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
274) 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
275) I-SEX: What is your sex? (for use with on-line analysis) (I-SEX)
TOTAL%
1) Female137139.1
2) Male213260.9
Missing1975 
TOTAL3503100.0
276) 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
277) 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
278) 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
279) 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
280) 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