Presbyterian Panel Survey, February 1997 - Spirituality and Health, Elders

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All frequencies are raw numbers (no weights used).
1) Respondent identification number (NEWCODE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL103420620.015373
2) How often do you pray? (OFTPRAY)
TOTAL%
1) Two or more times a day43843.2
2) Once a day29429.0
3) Two or more times a week (but less than daily)23723.4
4) Once a week303.0
5) Less than once a week141.4
6) Never10.1
Missing20 
TOTAL1014100.0
3) When you pray are you likely to: read from a book of prayers? (LKLYREAD)
TOTAL%
1) Yes13314.1
2) No80985.9
Missing92 
TOTAL942100.0
4) When you pray are you likely to: recite prayers you have memorized? (LKLYMEM)
TOTAL%
1) Yes34335.9
2) No61364.1
Missing78 
TOTAL956100.0
5) When you pray are you likely to: ask God for material things you need? (LKLYMTRL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes23324.9
2) No70475.1
Missing97 
TOTAL937100.0
6) When you pray are you likely to: talk with God in your own words? (LKLYWRDS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes101498.9
2) No111.1
Missing9 
TOTAL1025100.0
7) When you pray are you likely to: ask God to forgive your sins? (LKLYFRGV)
TOTAL%
1) Yes93492.6
2) No757.4
Missing25 
TOTAL1009100.0
8) When you pray are you likely to: ask God to provide guidance in making decisions? (LKLYGDNC)
TOTAL%
1) Yes98997.2
2) No282.8
Missing17 
TOTAL1017100.0
9) When you pray are you likely to: ask God for healing for yourself? (LKLYSELF)
TOTAL%
1) Yes67469.1
2) No30230.9
Missing58 
TOTAL976100.0
10) When you pray are you likely to: ask God for healing for others? (LKLYOTHR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes97996.0
2) No414.0
Missing14 
TOTAL1020100.0
11) When you pray are you likely to: thank God for blessings? (LKLYBLES)
TOTAL%
1) Yes100898.2
2) No181.8
Missing8 
TOTAL1026100.0
12) When you pray are you likely to: spend time quietly thinking about God? (LKLYTHNK)
TOTAL%
1) Yes73074.3
2) No25325.7
Missing51 
TOTAL983100.0
13) When you pray are you likely to: spend time just "feeling" the presence of God? (LKLYFEEL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes65167.0
2) No32133.0
Missing62 
TOTAL972100.0
14) How satisfied are you with your prayer life? (SATISLIF)
TOTAL%
1) Very satisfied828.0
2) Satisfied45844.8
3) Neither satisfied nor dissatisfied34934.1
4) Dissatisfied13012.7
5) Very dissatisfied30.3
Missing12 
TOTAL1022100.0
15) Approximately how frequently do you engage in the following activity?- read the Bible privately (FREQPRIV)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/almost daily17617.3
2) Several times a week17817.5
3) Weekly18418.1
4) Several times a month15114.8
5) Once a month787.7
6) Several times a year15615.3
7) Once a year or less595.8
8) Never373.6
Missing15 
TOTAL1019100.0
16) Approximately how frequently do you engage in the following activity?- read the Bible with family or friends (FREQFMLY)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/almost daily303.0
2) Several times a week545.4
3) Weekly21721.7
4) Several times a month10210.2
5) Once a month848.4
6) Several times a year17417.4
7) Once a year or less13613.6
8) Never20120.1
Missing36 
TOTAL998100.0
17) Approximately how frequently do you engage in the following activity?- attend Bible study groups with other than family or friends (FREQGRPS)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/almost daily70.7
2) Several times a week252.5
3) Weekly26826.5
4) Several times a month888.7
5) Once a month969.5
6) Several times a year14414.2
7) Once a year or less13112.9
8) Never25425.1
Missing21 
TOTAL1013100.0
18) Approximately how frequently do you engage in the following activity?- pray with one or more other persons (FREQPPL)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/almost daily11010.9
2) Several times a week10110.0
3) Weekly32832.4
4) Several times a month16616.4
5) Once a month616.0
6) Several times a year10610.5
7) Once a year or less414.0
8) Never1009.9
Missing21 
TOTAL1013100.0
19) Approximately how frequently do you engage in the following activity?-participate in church social events (FREQSOCL)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/almost daily141.4
2) Several times a week11711.4
3) Weekly19018.6
4) Several times a month24724.2
5) Once a month16215.9
6) Several times a year27126.5
7) Once a year or less131.3
8) Never80.8
Missing12 
TOTAL1022100.0
20) How often has the following problem caused doubts about your religious faith?- evil in the world (OFTEVIL)
TOTAL%
1) Often706.8
2) Sometimes44343.1
3) Never51650.1
Missing5 
TOTAL1029100.0
21) How often has the following problem caused doubts about your religious faith?- personal suffering (OFTSFRNG)
TOTAL%
1) Often575.6
2) Sometimes45044.0
3) Never51650.4
Missing11 
TOTAL1023100.0
22) How often has the following problem caused doubts about your religious faith?- conflict of faith and science (OFTCNFLT)
TOTAL%
1) Often343.3
2) Sometimes26626.0
3) Never72370.7
Missing11 
TOTAL1023100.0
23) How often has the following problem caused doubts about your religious faith?- the feeling that life really has no meaning (OFTNOMNG)
TOTAL%
1) Often111.1
2) Sometimes19118.7
3) Never82280.3
Missing10 
TOTAL1024100.0
24) THIS QUESTION ASKS FOR YOUR VIEWS ABOUT YOUR HEALTH. IF YOU ARE UNSURE ABOUT HOW TO ANSWER THIS QUESTION, PLEASE GIVE THE BEST ANSWER YOU CAN: In general, would you say your health is: (GENHELTH)
TOTAL%
1) Excellent27627.0
2) Very good44643.7
3) Good23623.1
4) Fair555.4
5) Poor80.8
Missing13 
TOTAL1021100.0
25) THIS QUESTION ASKS FOR YOUR VIEWS ABOUT YOUR HEALTH. IF YOU ARE UNSURE ABOUT HOW TO ANSWER THIS QUESTION, PLEASE GIVE THE BEST ANSWER YOU CAN: Compared to one year ago, how would you rate your health in general now? (YRHEALTH)
TOTAL%
1) Much better now than one year ago504.9
2) Somewhat better now than one year ago12812.5
3) About the same as one year ago74673.0
4) Somewhat worse now than one year ago908.8
5) Much worse now than one year ago80.8
Missing12 
TOTAL1022100.0
26) THIS QUESTION ASKS FOR YOUR VIEWS ABOUT YOUR HEALTH. IF YOU ARE UNSURE ABOUT HOW TO ANSWER THIS QUESTION, PLEASE GIVE THE BEST ANSWER YOU CAN: The following item is about an activity you might do during a typical day. Does your health now limit you in this activity? If so, how much?- vigorous activities, such as running, lifting heavy objects, participating in strenuous sports (LMTVIGRS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, limited a lot23022.7
2) Yes, limited a little44343.8
3) No, not limited at all33833.4
Missing23 
TOTAL1011100.0
27) THIS QUESTION ASKS FOR YOUR VIEWS ABOUT YOUR HEALTH. IF YOU ARE UNSURE ABOUT HOW TO ANSWER THIS QUESTION, PLEASE GIVE THE BEST ANSWER YOU CAN: The following item is about an activity you might do during a typical day. Does your health now limit you in this activity? If so, how much?- moderate activities, such as moving a table, pushing a vacuum cleaner, bowling, or playing golf (LMTMOD)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, limited a lot393.8
2) Yes, limited a little15715.4
3) No, not limited at all82580.8
Missing13 
TOTAL1021100.0
28) THIS QUESTION ASKS FOR YOUR VIEWS ABOUT YOUR HEALTH. IF YOU ARE UNSURE ABOUT HOW TO ANSWER THIS QUESTION, PLEASE GIVE THE BEST ANSWER YOU CAN: The following item is about an activity you might do during a typical day. Does your health now limit you in this activity? If so, how much?- lifting or carrying groceries (LMTGROC)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, limited a lot232.3
2) Yes, limited a little929.0
3) No, not limited at all90488.7
Missing15 
TOTAL1019100.0
29) THIS QUESTION ASKS FOR YOUR VIEWS ABOUT YOUR HEALTH. IF YOU ARE UNSURE ABOUT HOW TO ANSWER THIS QUESTION, PLEASE GIVE THE BEST ANSWER YOU CAN: The following item is about an activity you might do during a typical day. Does your health now limit you in this activity? If so, how much?- climbing several flights of stairs (LMTSEVRL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, limited a lot434.2
2) Yes, limited a little24023.6
3) No, not limited at all73672.2
Missing15 
TOTAL1019100.0
30) THIS QUESTION ASKS FOR YOUR VIEWS ABOUT YOUR HEALTH. IF YOU ARE UNSURE ABOUT HOW TO ANSWER THIS QUESTION, PLEASE GIVE THE BEST ANSWER YOU CAN: The following item is about an activity you might do during a typical day. Does your health now limit you in this activity? If so, how much?- climbing one flight of stairs (LMTSTRS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, limited a lot151.5
2) Yes, limited a little605.9
3) No, not limited at all94692.7
Missing13 
TOTAL1021100.0
31) THIS QUESTION ASKS FOR YOUR VIEWS ABOUT YOUR HEALTH. IF YOU ARE UNSURE ABOUT HOW TO ANSWER THIS QUESTION, PLEASE GIVE THE BEST ANSWER YOU CAN: The following item is about an activity you might do during a typical day. Does your health now limit you in this activity? If so, how much?- bending, kneeling, or stooping (LMTBEND)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, limited a lot414.0
2) Yes, limited a little27627.0
3) No, not limited at all70469.0
Missing13 
TOTAL1021100.0
32) THIS QUESTION ASKS FOR YOUR VIEWS ABOUT YOUR HEALTH. IF YOU ARE UNSURE ABOUT HOW TO ANSWER THIS QUESTION, PLEASE GIVE THE BEST ANSWER YOU CAN: The following item is about an activity you might do during a typical day. Does your health now limit you in this activity? If so, how much?- walking more than a mile (LMTMILE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, limited a lot595.8
2) Yes, limited a little17316.9
3) No, not limited at all79077.3
Missing12 
TOTAL1022100.0
33) THIS QUESTION ASKS FOR YOUR VIEWS ABOUT YOUR HEALTH. IF YOU ARE UNSURE ABOUT HOW TO ANSWER THIS QUESTION, PLEASE GIVE THE BEST ANSWER YOU CAN: The following item is about an activity you might do during a typical day. Does your health now limit you in this activity? If so, how much?- walking several blocks (LMTSVBLK)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, limited a lot252.5
2) Yes, limited a little838.1
3) No, not limited at all91189.4
Missing15 
TOTAL1019100.0
34) THIS QUESTION ASKS FOR YOUR VIEWS ABOUT YOUR HEALTH. IF YOU ARE UNSURE ABOUT HOW TO ANSWER THIS QUESTION, PLEASE GIVE THE BEST ANSWER YOU CAN: The following item is about an activity you might do during a typical day. Does your health now limit you in this activity? If so, how much?- walking one block (LMTBLOCK)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, limited a lot80.8
2) Yes, limited a little363.5
3) No, not limited at all97395.7
Missing17 
TOTAL1017100.0
35) THIS QUESTION ASKS FOR YOUR VIEWS ABOUT YOUR HEALTH. IF YOU ARE UNSURE ABOUT HOW TO ANSWER THIS QUESTION, PLEASE GIVE THE BEST ANSWER YOU CAN: The following item is about an activity you might do during a typical day. Does your health now limit you in this activity? If so, how much?- bathing or dressing yourself (LMTBATHE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, limited a lot121.2
2) Yes, limited a little161.6
3) No, not limited at all99497.3
Missing12 
TOTAL1022100.0
36) THIS QUESTION ASKS FOR YOUR VIEWS ABOUT YOUR HEATLH. IF YOU ARE UNSURE ABOUT HOW TO ANSWER THIS QUESTION, PLEASE GIVE THE BEST ANSWER YOU CAN: During the past four weeks, have you had the following problem with your work or other regular daily activity as a result of your physical health?- cut down on the amount of time you spent on work or other activities (PHYSTIME)
TOTAL%
1) Yes10910.8
2) No90489.2
Missing21 
TOTAL1013100.0
37) THIS QUESTION ASKS FOR YOUR VIEWS ABOUT YOUR HEALTH. IF YOU ARE UNSURE ABOUT HOW TO ANSWER THIS QUESTION, PLEASE GIVE THE BEST ANSWER YOU CAN: During the past four weeks, have you had the following problem with your work or other regular daily activity as a result of your physical health?- accomplished less than you would like (PHYSACMP)
TOTAL%
1) Yes25925.5
2) No75774.5
Missing18 
TOTAL1016100.0
38) THIS QUESTION ASKS FOR YOUR VIEWS ABOUT YOUR HEALTH. IF YOU ARE UNSURE ABOUT HOW TO ANSWER THIS QUESTION, PLEASE GIVE THE BEST ANSWER YOU CAN: During the past four weeks, have you had the following problem with your work or other regular daily activity as a result of your physical health?- were limited in the kind of work or other activities (PHYSLMTD)
TOTAL%
1) Yes16015.9
2) No84984.1
Missing25 
TOTAL1009100.0
39) THIS QUESTION ASKS FOR YOUR VIEWS ABOUT YOUR HEALTH. IF YOU ARE UNSURE ABOUT HOW TO ANSWER THIS QUESTION, PLEASE GIVE THE BEST ANSWER YOU CAN: During the past four weeks, have you had the following problem with your work or other regular daily activity as a result of your physical health?- had difficulty performing the work or other activities (for example, it took extra effort) (PHYSEFRT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes18017.8
2) No83482.2
Missing20 
TOTAL1014100.0
40) THIS QUESTION ASKS FOR YOUR VIEWS ABOUT YOUR HEALTH. IF YOU ARE UNSURE ABOUT HOW TO ANSWER THIS QUESTION, PLEASE GIVE THE BEST ANSWER YOU CAN: During the past four weeks, have you had the following problem with your work or other regular daily activities as a result of any emotional problems (such as feeling depressed or anxious)?- cut down on the amount of time you spent on work or other regular activities (EMOTTIME)
TOTAL%
1) Yes949.2
2) No92390.8
Missing17 
TOTAL1017100.0
41) THIS QUESTION ASKS FOR YOUR VIEWS ABOUT YOUR HEALTH. IF YOU ARE UNSURE ABOUT HOW TO ANSWER THIS QUESTION, PLEASE GIVE THE BEST ANSWER YOU CAN: During the past four weeks, have you had the following problem with your work or other regular daily activities as a result of any emotional problems (such as feeling depressed or anxious)?- accomplished less than you would like (EMOTACMP)
TOTAL%
1) Yes23623.2
2) No78376.8
Missing15 
TOTAL1019100.0
42) THIS QUESTION ASKS FOR YOUR VIEWS ABOUT YOUR HEALTH. IF YOU ARE UNSURE ABOUT HOW TO ANSWER THIS QUESTION, PLEASE GIVE THE BEST ANSWER YOU CAN: During the past four weeks, have you had the following problem with your work or other regular daily activities as a result of any emotional problems (such as feeling depressed or anxious)?- didn't do work or other activities as carefully as usual (EMOTCARE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes12412.2
2) No89487.8
Missing16 
TOTAL1018100.0
43) THIS QUESTION ASKS FOR YOUR VIEWS ABOUT YOUR HEALTH. IF YOU ARE UNSURE ABOUT HOW TO ANSWER THIS QUESTION, PLEASE GIVE THE BEST ANSWER YOU CAN: During the past four weeks, to what extent has your physical health or emotional problems interfered with your normal social activities with family, friends, neighbors, or groups? (PROBSOCL)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all72771.1
2) Slightly21320.8
3) Moderately585.7
4) Quite a bit161.6
5) Extremely90.9
Missing11 
TOTAL1023100.0
44) THIS QUESTION ASKS FOR YOUR VIEWS ABOUT YOUR HEALTH. IF YOU ARE UNSURE ABOUT HOW TO ANSWER THIS QUESTION, PLEASE GIVE THE BEST ANSWER YOU CAN: How much bodily pain have you had during the past four weeks? (BODYPAIN)
TOTAL%
1) None26325.8
2) Very mild39839.0
3) Mild19118.7
4) Moderate14514.2
5) Severe242.4
Missing13 
TOTAL1021100.0
45) THIS QUESTION ASKS FOR YOUR VIEWS ABOUT YOUR HEALTH. IF YOU ARE UNSURE ABOUT HOW TO ANSWER THIS QUESTION, PLEASE GIVE THE BEST ANSWER YOU CAN: During the past four weeks, how much did pain interfere with your normal work (including both work outside the home and housework)? (PAININTF)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all67265.7
2) A little bit24123.6
3) Moderately858.3
4) Quite a bit232.2
5) Extremely20.2
Missing11 
TOTAL1023100.0
46) THIS QUESTION ASKS FOR YOUR VIEWS ABOUT YOUR HEALTH. IF YOU ARE UNSURE ABOUT HOW TO ANSWER THIS QUESTION, PLEASE GIVE THE BEST ANSWER YOU CAN: This question is about how you feel and how things have been with you during the past four weeks. For this question, please give the one answer that comes closest to the way you have been feeling. How much of the time during the past four weeks: did you feel full of pep? (WK4PEP)
TOTAL%
1) All of the time171.7
2) Most of the time38838.2
3) A good bit of the time29629.2
4) Some of the time21921.6
5) A little of the time757.4
6) None of the time202.0
Missing19 
TOTAL1015100.0
47) THIS QUESTION ASKS FOR YOUR VIEWS ABOUT YOUR HEALTH. IF YOU ARE UNSURE ABOUT HOW TO ANSWER THIS QUESTION, PLEASE GIVE THE BEST ANSWER YOU CAN: This question is about how you feel and how things have been with you during the past four weeks. For this question, please give the one answer that comes closest to the way you have been feeling. How much of the time during the past four weeks: have you been a very nervous person? (WK4NERVS)
TOTAL%
1) All of the time20.2
2) Most of the time141.4
3) A good bit of the time303.0
4) Some of the time13713.5
5) A little of the time37837.2
6) None of the time45544.8
Missing18 
TOTAL1016100.0
48) THIS QUESTION ASKS FOR YOUR VIEWS ABOUT YOUR HEALTH. IF YOU ARE UNSURE ABOUT HOW TO ANSWER THIS QUESTION, PLEASE GIVE THE BEST ANSWER YOU CAN: This question is about how you feel and how things have been with you during the past four weeks. For this question, please give the one answer that comes closest to the way you have been feeling. How much of the time during the past four weeks: have you felt so down in the dumps that nothing could cheer you up? (WK4DOWN)
TOTAL%
1) All of the time30.3
2) Most of the time30.3
3) A good bit of the time121.2
4) Some of the time595.8
5) A little of the time19719.4
6) None of the time74273.0
Missing18 
TOTAL1016100.0
49) THIS QUESTION ASKS FOR YOUR VIEWS ABOUT YOUR HEALTH. IF YOU ARE UNSURE ABOUT HOW TO ANSWER THIS QUESTION, PLEASE GIVE THE BEST ANSWER YOU CAN: This question is about how you feel and how things have been with you during the past four weeks. For this question, please give the one answer that comes closest to the way you have been feeling. How much of the time during the past four weeks: have you felt calm and peaceful? (WK4CALM)
TOTAL%
1) All of the time444.3
2) Most of the time46545.7
3) A good bit of the time24323.9
4) Some of the time19719.4
5) A little of the time535.2
6) None of the time161.6
Missing16 
TOTAL1018100.0
50) THIS QUESTION ASKS FOR YOUR VIEWS ABOUT YOUR HEALTH. IF YOU ARE UNSURE ABOUT HOW TO ANSWER THIS QUESTION, PLEASE GIVE THE BEST ANSWER YOU CAN: This question is about how you feel and how things have been with you during the past four weeks. For this question, please give the one answer that comes closest to the way you have been feeling. How much of the time during the past four weeks: did you have a lot of energy? (WK4ENRGY)
TOTAL%
1) All of the time212.1
2) Most of the time38037.3
3) A good bit of the time29228.7
4) Some of the time20920.5
5) A little of the time908.8
6) None of the time262.6
Missing16 
TOTAL1018100.0
51) THIS QUESTION ASKS FOR YOUR VIEWS ABOUT YOUR HEALTH. IF YOU ARE UNSURE ABOUT HOW TO ANSWER THIS QUESTION, PLEASE GIVE THE BEST ANSWER YOU CAN: This question is about how you feel and how things have been with you during the past four weeks. For this question, please give the one answer that comes closest to the way you have been feeling. How much of the time during the past four weeks: have you felt downhearted and blue? (WK4BLUE)
TOTAL%
1) All of the time20.2
2) Most of the time80.8
3) A good bit of the time292.9
4) Some of the time13513.3
5) A little of the time42641.9
6) None of the time41741.0
Missing17 
TOTAL1017100.0
52) THIS QUESTION ASKS FOR YOUR VIEWS ABOUT YOUR HEALTH. IF YOU ARE UNSURE ABOUT HOW TO ANSWER THIS QUESTION, PLEASE GIVE THE BEST ANSWER YOU CAN: This question is about how you feel and how things have been with you during the past four weeks. For this question, please give the one answer that comes closest to the way you have been feeling. How much of the time during the past four weeks: did you feel worn out? (WK4WORN)
TOTAL%
1) All of the time111.1
2) Most of the time292.9
3) A good bit of the time888.7
4) Some of the time27126.6
5) A little of the time45544.7
6) None of the time16316.0
Missing17 
TOTAL1017100.0
53) THIS QUESTION ASKS FOR YOUR VIEWS ABOUT YOUR HEALTH. IF YOU ARE UNSURE ABOUT HOW TO ANSWER THIS QUESTION, PLEASE GIVE THE BEST ANSWER YOU CAN: This question is about how you feel and how things have been with you during the past four weeks. For this question, please give the one answer that comes closest to the way you have been feeling. How much of the time during the past four weeks: have you been a happy person? (WK4HAPPY)
TOTAL%
1) All of the time10610.4
2) Most of the time62261.0
3) A good bit of the time16916.6
4) Some of the time868.4
5) A little of the time292.8
6) None of the time80.8
Missing14 
TOTAL1020100.0
54) THIS QUESTION ASKS FOR YOUR VIEWS ABOUT YOUR HEALTH. IF YOU ARE UNSURE ABOUT HOW TO ANSWER THIS QUESTION, PLEASE GIVE THE BEST ANSWER YOU CAN: This question is about how you feel and how things have been with you during the past four weeks. For this question, please give the one answer that comes closest to the way you have been feeling. How much of the time during the past four weeks: did you feel tired? (WK4TIRED)
TOTAL%
1) All of the time141.4
2) Most of the time535.2
3) A good bit of the time10310.1
4) Some of the time38637.9
5) A little of the time42842.0
6) None of the time353.4
Missing15 
TOTAL1019100.0
55) THIS QUESTION ASKS FOR YOUR VIEWS ABOUT YOUR HEALTH. IF YOU ARE UNSURE ABOUT HOW TO ANSWER THIS QUESTION, PLEASE GIVE THE BEST ANSWER YOU CAN: During the last four weeks, how much of the time has your physical health or emotional problems interfered with your social activities (like visiting friends, relatives, etc.)? (TIMEINTF)
TOTAL%
1) All of the time80.8
2) Most of the time121.2
3) Some of the time828.1
4) A little of the time19619.3
5) None of the time71870.7
Missing18 
TOTAL1016100.0
56) THIS QUESTION ASKS FOR YOUR VIEWS ABOUT YOUR HEALTH. IF YOU ARE UNSURE ABOUT HOW TO ANSWER THIS QUESTION, PLEASE GIVE THE BEST ANSWER YOU CAN: How true or false is the following statement for you?- I seem to get sick a little easier than other people. (TFSICK)
TOTAL%
1) Definitely true50.5
2) Mostly true282.7
3) Don't know585.7
4) Mostly false28027.3
5) Definitely false65363.8
Missing10 
TOTAL1024100.0
57) THIS QUESTION ASKS FOR YOUR VIEWS ABOUT YOUR HEALTH. IF YOU ARE UNSURE ABOUT HOW TO ANSWER THIS QUESTION, PLEASE GIVE THE BEST ANSWER YOU CAN: How true or false is the following statement for you?- I am as healthy as anybody I know. (TFHLTHY)
TOTAL%
1) Definitely true32331.7
2) Mostly true51850.8
3) Don't know868.4
4) Mostly false656.4
5) Definitely false282.7
Missing14 
TOTAL1020100.0
58) THIS QUESTION ASKS FOR YOUR VIEWS ABOUT YOUR HEALTH. IF YOU ARE UNSURE ABOUT HOW TO ANSWER THIS QUESTION, PLEASE GIVE THE BEST ANSWER YOU CAN: How true or false is the following statement for you?- I expect my health to get worse. (TFWORSEN)
TOTAL%
1) Definitely true353.4
2) Mostly true11911.7
3) Don't know39138.5
4) Mostly false21321.0
5) Definitely false25825.4
Missing18 
TOTAL1016100.0
59) THIS QUESTION ASKS FOR YOUR VIEWS ABOUT YOUR HEALTH. IF YOU ARE UNSURE ABOUT HOW TO ANSWER THIS QUESTION, PLEASE GIVE THE BEST ANSWER YOU CAN: How true or false is the following statement for you?- My health is excellent. (TFEXCLNT)
TOTAL%
1) Definitely true30930.1
2) Mostly true57555.9
3) Don't know424.1
4) Mostly false747.2
5) Definitely false282.7
Missing6 
TOTAL1028100.0
60) Please answer the following question with a yes or no. During the past year, did your spouse, child, parent, grandparent, or grandchild die? (YRFAMDIE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes989.5
2) No93190.5
Missing5 
TOTAL1029100.0
61) Please answer the following question with a yes or no. During the past year, did you suffer a major financial loss that involved 20% or more of your income? (YRFINLOS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes939.0
2) No93691.0
Missing5 
TOTAL1029100.0
62) Please answer the following question with a yes or no. During the past year, did your spouse, child, parent, grandparent, or grandchild suffer from a serious illness or accident? (YRFAMILL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes26926.2
2) No75973.8
Missing6 
TOTAL1028100.0
63) Please answer the following question with a yes or no. During the past year, did you have a major disagreement or serious argument with your spouse, child, parent, grandparent, or grandchild? (YRFAMDIS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes16916.5
2) No85883.5
Missing7 
TOTAL1027100.0
64) Please answer the following question with a yes or no. During the past year, did you have a major disagreement or serious argument with a close friend? (YRFRNDIS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes616.0
2) No96494.0
Missing9 
TOTAL1025100.0
65) Please answer the following question with a yes or no. During the past year, did you experience any other major problem or challenge? If "yes" what was it? (Please specify here.) (YROTHER)
TOTAL%
1) Yes37937.9
2) No62162.1
Missing34 
TOTAL1000100.0
66) Now please think about the most recent major problem or challenge you have faced. What was it? (Please specify here; if you can't remember any in the past year, think back before then.) (REPROB1)
TOTAL%
1) School40.4
2) Work919.5
3) Love-Marriage505.2
4) Children192.0
5) Family727.5
6) Residence40.4
7) Crime60.6
8) Finances121.3
9) Social Acts727.5
10) Miscellaneous131.4
11) Health16917.6
21) Other Health15115.7
22) Other Children222.3
23) Other Finances373.9
24) Other Work11411.9
25) Other Love-Marriage404.2
26) Other Social Acts20.2
27) Other Miscellaneous212.2
28) Other Family131.4
29) Other Residence272.8
30) Other Crime40.4
31) Other School161.7
Missing75 
TOTAL959100.0
67) Now please think about the most recent major problem or challenge you have faced. What was it? (Please specify here; if you can't remember any in the past year, think back before then.) (REPROB2)
TOTAL%
1) School10.4
2) Work145.7
3) Love-Marriage114.5
4) Children41.6
5) Family239.4
6) Residence20.8
7) Crime72.9
8) Finances62.4
9) Social Acts166.5
10) Miscellaneous62.4
11) Health4719.2
21) Other Health2911.8
22) Other Children135.3
23) Other Finances208.2
24) Other Work156.1
25) Other Love-Marriage72.9
27) Other Miscellaneous41.6
28) Other Family83.3
29) Other Residence62.4
30) Other Crime20.8
31) Other School41.6
Missing789 
TOTAL245100.0
68) Now please think about the most recent major problem or challenge you have faced. What was it? (Please specify here; if you can't remember any in the past year, think back before then.) (REPROB3)
TOTAL%
2) Work12.2
3) Love-Marriage24.3
5) Family48.7
6) Residence12.2
7) Crime12.2
8) Finances12.2
9) Social Acts36.5
10) Miscellaneous24.3
11) Health1430.4
21) Other Health715.2
23) Other Finances36.5
24) Other Work24.3
25) Other Love-Marriage12.2
26) Other Social Acts12.2
29) Other Residence12.2
30) Other Crime12.2
31) Other School12.2
Missing988 
TOTAL46100.0
69) QUESTION IS IN REFERENCE TO THE MOST RECENT PROBLEM OR CHALLENGE THE RESPONDENT SPECIFIED HE OR SHE HAD FACED: We are interested in learning more about how you responded or reacted when this most recent problem happened. Here is a strategy that people sometimes use to deal with difficulties like this. Please indicate how much you relied on this strategy in the process of grappling with your most recent serious problem.- I thought about how my life is part of a larger spiritual force. (RESPIRIT)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all21522.0
2) Somewhat30631.3
3) Quite a bit29530.2
4) A great deal16116.5
Missing57 
TOTAL977100.0
70) QUESTION IS IN REFERENCE TO THE MOST RECENT PROBLEM OR CHALLENGE THE RESPONDENT SPECIFIED HE OR SHE HAD FACED: We are interested in learning more about how you responded or reacted when this most recent problem happened. Here is a strategy that people sometimes use to deal with difficulties like this. Please indicate how much you relied on this strategy in the process of grappling with your most recent serious problem.- I worked together with God as partners to get through this problem. (REPARTNR)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all535.3
2) Somewhat25725.7
3) Quite a bit33433.4
4) A great deal35635.6
Missing34 
TOTAL1000100.0
71) QUESTION IS IN REFERENCE TO THE MOST RECENT PROBLEM OR CHALLENGE THE RESPONDENT SPECIFIED HE OR SHE HAD FACED: We are interested in learning more about how you responded or reacted when this most recent problem happened. Here is a strategy that people sometimes use to deal with difficulties like this. Please indicate how much you relied on this strategy in the process of grappling with your most recent serious problem.- I looked to God for strength, support, and guidance. (RESUPPRT)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all282.8
2) Somewhat13313.2
3) Quite a bit29929.7
4) A great deal54654.3
Missing28 
TOTAL1006100.0
72) QUESTION IS IN REFERENCE TO THE MOST RECENT PROBLEM OR CHALLENGE THE RESPONDENT SPECIFIED HE OR SHE HAD FACED: We are interested in learning more about how you responded or reacted when this most recent problem happened. Here is a strategy that people sometimes use to deal with difficulties like this. Please indicate how much you relied on this strategy in the process of grappling with your most recent serious problem.- I tried to find the lesson from God in this problem. (RELESSON)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all21421.6
2) Somewhat28728.9
3) Quite a bit26026.2
4) A great deal23123.3
Missing42 
TOTAL992100.0
73) QUESTION IS IN REFERENCE TO THE MOST RECENT PROBLEM OR CHALLENGE THE RESPONDENT SPECIFIED HE OR SHE HAD FACED: We are interested in learning more about how you responded or reacted when this most recent problem happened. Here is a strategy that people sometimes use to deal with difficulties like this. Please indicate how much you relied on this strategy in the process of grappling with your most recent serious problem.- I tried to give spiritual strength to other people. (REOTHRS)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all13113.2
2) Somewhat35635.9
3) Quite a bit33633.9
4) A great deal16817.0
Missing43 
TOTAL991100.0
74) QUESTION IS IN REFERENCE TO THE MOST RECENT PROBLEM OR CHALLENGE THE RESPONDENT SPECIFIED HE OR SHE HAD FACED: We are interested in learning more about how you responded or reacted when this most recent problem happened. Here is a strategy that people sometimes use to deal with difficulties like this. Please indicate how much you relied on this strategy in the process of grappling with your most recent serious problem.- I felt that this problem was God's way of punishing me for my sins or lack of spirituality. (REPUNISH)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all92792.3
2) Somewhat676.7
3) Quite a bit50.5
4) A great deal50.5
Missing30 
TOTAL1004100.0
75) QUESTION IS IN REFERENCE TO THE MOST RECENT PROBLEM OR CHALLENGE THE RESPONDENT SPECIFIED HE OR SHE HAD FACED: We are interested in learning more about how you responded or reacted when this most recent problem happened. Here is a strategy that people sometimes use to deal with difficulties like this. Please indicate how much you relied on this strategy in the process of grappling with your most recent serious problem.- I wondered whether God had abandoned me. (REABANDN)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all89689.5
2) Somewhat888.8
3) Quite a bit111.1
4) A great deal60.6
Missing33 
TOTAL1001100.0
76) QUESTION IS IN REFERENCE TO THE MOST RECENT PROBLEM OR CHALLENGE THE RESPONDENT SPECIFIED HE OR SHE HAD FACED: We are interested in learning more about how you responded or reacted when this most recent problem happened. Here is a strategy that people sometimes use to deal with difficulties like this. Please indicate how much you relied on this strategy in the process of grappling with your most recent serious problem.- I tried to make sense of the situation and to decide what to do without relying on God. (REWOGOD)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all65165.4
2) Somewhat25125.2
3) Quite a bit676.7
4) A great deal272.7
Missing38 
TOTAL996100.0
77) QUESTION IS IN REFERENCE TO THE MOST RECENT PROBLEM OR CHALLENGE THE RESPONDENT SPECIFIED HE OR SHE HAD FACED: We are interested in learning more about how you responded or reacted when this most recent problem happened. Here is a strategy that people sometimes use to deal with difficulties like this. Please indicate how much you relied on this strategy in the process of grappling with your most recent serious problem.- I questioned whether God really exists. (REEXISTS)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all96996.3
2) Somewhat292.9
3) Quite a bit60.6
4) A great deal20.2
Missing28 
TOTAL1006100.0
78) QUESTION IS IN REFERENCE TO THE MOST RECENT PROBLEM OR CHALLENGE THE RESPONDENT SPECIFIED HE OR SHE HAD FACED: We are interested in learning more about how you responded or reacted when this most recent problem happened. Here is a strategy that people sometimes use to deal with difficulties like this. Please indicate how much you relied on this strategy in the process of grappling with your most recent serious problem.- I expressed anger at God for letting this problem happen. (REANGER)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all88587.9
2) Somewhat10310.2
3) Quite a bit131.3
4) A great deal60.6
Missing27 
TOTAL1007100.0
79) The following question deals with relationships you've had with people in your congregation (the congregation you serve or attend). Think about how these relationships have been over the past year. How often have people in your congregation: made you feel loved and cared for? (CONGLOVE)
TOTAL%
1) Very often57256.2
2) Fairly often32431.8
3) Once in a while11411.2
4) Never80.8
Missing16 
TOTAL1018100.0
80) The following question deals with relationships you've had with people in your congregation (the congregation you serve or attend). Think about how these relationships have been over the past year. How often have people in your congregation: listened to you talk about your private problems and concerns? (CONGLSTN)
TOTAL%
1) Very often23723.4
2) Fairly often28828.4
3) Once in a while38137.6
4) Never10710.6
Missing21 
TOTAL1013100.0
81) This question deals with things you might have done for the people you worship with. Thinking back over the past year, how often have you: made people in your congregation feel loved and cared for? (PPLLOVED)
TOTAL%
1) Very often28227.8
2) Fairly often49248.5
3) Once in a while23222.9
4) Never80.8
Missing20 
TOTAL1014100.0
82) This question deals with things you might have done for the people you worship with. Thinking back over the past year, how often have you: listened to people in your congregation talk about their private feelings or concerns? (PPLLSTND)
TOTAL%
1) Very often28528.1
2) Fairly often42942.3
3) Once in a while27827.4
4) Never222.2
Missing20 
TOTAL1014100.0
83) The contact we have with others is not always pleasant. Thinking back over the past year, how often have the people in your congregation: made too many demands on you? (UNDEMNDS)
TOTAL%
1) Very often373.6
2) Fairly often13413.2
3) Once in a while53953.1
4) Never30530.0
Missing19 
TOTAL1015100.0
84) The contact we have with others is not always pleasant. Thinking back over the past year, how often have the people in your congregation: been critical of you and the things you have done? (UNCRITCL)
TOTAL%
1) Very often151.5
2) Fairly often373.7
3) Once in a while44043.7
4) Never51451.1
Missing28 
TOTAL1006100.0
85) This question is designed to find out how much help the people in your congregation would be willing to provide if you needed it. If you were ill, how much would the people in your congregation be willing to help out? (HELPILL)
TOTAL%
1) A great deal72471.5
2) Some24324.0
3) A little434.2
4) Not at all30.3
Missing21 
TOTAL1013100.0
86) This question is designed to find out how much help the people in your congregation would be willing to provide if you needed it. If you had a problem or were faced with a difficult situation, how much comfort would the people in your congregation be willing to give you? (HELPCMFT)
TOTAL%
1) A great deal70970.1
2) Some24624.3
3) A little504.9
4) Not at all70.7
Missing22 
TOTAL1012100.0
87) What is your gender(sex)? (GENDER1)
TOTAL%
1) Female50950.0
2) Male51050.0
Missing15 
TOTAL1019100.0
88) What is your present age? (AGE1)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL101856.64613
89) Sample (SAMPLE)
TOTAL%
2) Elders1034100.0
TOTAL1034100.0
90) Oldcode (OLDCODE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL1032863.157512
91) Code (CODE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL103120619.118373
92) How many years have you been a member of your current congregation? (YEARSMEM)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL102519.91515
93) How far do you live from your congregation? (FARLIVE)
TOTAL%
0) Less than one mile10.1
1) 23723.6
2) 17016.9
3) 14714.7
4) 797.9
5) 10910.9
6) 474.7
7) 383.8
8) 313.1
9) 131.3
10) 474.7
11) 90.9
12) 191.9
13) 30.3
14) 70.7
15) 141.4
16) 30.3
17) 40.4
18) 30.3
20) 80.8
22) 20.2
25) 40.4
26) 20.2
27) 10.1
28) 20.2
30) 10.1
75) 10.1
99) Ninety-nine miles or more10.1
Missing31 
TOTAL1003100.0
94) How often do you attend your congregation's Sunday worship services? (ATTNDSUN)
TOTAL%
1) Never50.5
3) Once or twice a year10.1
4) Several times a year30.3
5) Once a month111.1
6) Two to three times a month848.1
7) Nearly every week55053.3
8) Every week37736.6
Missing3 
TOTAL1031100.0
95) What is the approximate membership of the congregation(s) you attend? (MEMMEM)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL9821169.6231906
96) Have you ever been ordained an elder in the Presbyterian Church? (ORDELDER)
TOTAL%
1) No90.9
2) Yes100999.1
Missing16 
TOTAL1018100.0
97) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ANSWERED THEY HAVE EVER BEEN AN ORDAINED ELDER: Are you now serving on session? (SRVELDER)
TOTAL%
1) No10610.4
2) Yes91889.6
Missing10 
TOTAL1024100.0
98) Have you ever been ordained a deacon in the Presbyterian Church? (ORDDECON)
TOTAL%
1) No58157.5
2) Yes43042.5
Missing23 
TOTAL1011100.0
99) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ANSWERED THEY HAVE EVER BEEN AN ORDAINED DEACON: Are you currently serving on the board of deacons? (SRVDECON)
TOTAL%
1) No45496.8
2) Yes153.2
Missing565 
TOTAL469100.0
100) Do you hold the following position in church? - Chair of congregational committee or task force (POSCHAIR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked55954.2
1) Checked47245.8
Missing3 
TOTAL1031100.0
101) Do you hold the following position in church? - Member of congregational committee or task force (POSFORCE)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked49247.7
1) Checked53952.3
Missing3 
TOTAL1031100.0
102) Do you hold the following position in church? - Member of presbytery, synod, or General Assembly committee or task force (POSPRSBY)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked93090.2
1) Checked1019.8
Missing3 
TOTAL1031100.0
103) Do you hold the following position in church? - Officer of men's, women's, or youth group (POSOFFCR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked83881.3
1) Checked19318.7
Missing3 
TOTAL1031100.0
104) Do you hold the following position in church? - Organist or choir director (POSORGST)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked101598.4
1) Checked161.6
Missing3 
TOTAL1031100.0
105) Do you hold the following position in church? - Member of choir (POSCHOIR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked83781.2
1) Checked19418.8
Missing3 
TOTAL1031100.0
106) Do you hold the following position in church? - Other (POSOTHER)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked89686.9
1) Checked13513.1
Missing3 
TOTAL1031100.0
107) Do you hold the following position in church? - Sunday school teacher (POSTCHR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked91989.1
1) Checked11210.9
Missing3 
TOTAL1031100.0
108) Please take a few moments to think back over the last year. Have there been any Sundays, any at all, when you were unable to attend or happened not to attend worship at your congregation? Was the following factor a reason you missed one or more Sundays during the last year? - My job/business required me to be at work on Sunday. (NOTJOB)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked84682.2
1) Checked18317.8
Missing5 
TOTAL1029100.0
109) Please take a few moments to think back over the last year. Have there been any Sundays, any at all, when you were unable to attend or happened not to attend worship at your congregation? Was the following factor a reason you missed one or more Sundays during the last year? - I was traveling on business over a weekend and didn't get home in time. (NOTTRVL)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked78876.5
1) Checked24223.5
Missing4 
TOTAL1030100.0
110) Please take a few moments to think back over the last year. Have there been any Sundays, any at all, when you were unable to attend or happened not to attend worship at your congregation? Was the following factor a reason you missed one or more Sundays during the last year? - I was ill. (NOTILL)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked58757.0
1) Checked44343.0
Missing4 
TOTAL1030100.0
111) Please take a few moments to think back over the last year. Have there been any Sundays, any at all, when you were unable to attend or happened not to attend worship at your congregation? Was the following factor a reason you missed one or more Sundays during the last year? - I had family responsibilities (e.g., caring for an ill or disabled child or parent). (NOTFAMLY)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked79176.7
1) Checked24023.3
Missing3 
TOTAL1031100.0
112) Please take a few moments to think back over the last year. Have there been any Sundays, any at all, when you were unable to attend or happened not to attend worship at your congregation? Was the following factor a reason you missed one or more Sundays during the last year? - I was away on vacation. (NOTVACAT)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked13012.6
1) Checked89987.4
Missing5 
TOTAL1029100.0
113) Please take a few moments to think back over the last year. Have there been any Sundays, any at all, when you were unable to attend or happened not to attend worship at your congregation? Was the following factor a reason you missed one or more Sundays during the last year? - I needed the time to catch up on other responsibilities. (NOTTIME)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked89887.2
1) Checked13212.8
Missing4 
TOTAL1030100.0
114) Please take a few moments to think back over the last year. Have there been any Sundays, any at all, when you were unable to attend or happened not to attend worship at your congregation? Was the following factor a reason you missed one or more Sundays during the last year? - I just didn't feel like going. (NOTFEEL)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked89286.5
1) Checked13913.5
Missing3 
TOTAL1031100.0
115) Please take a few moments to think back over the last year. Have there been any Sundays, any at all, when you were unable to attend or happened not to attend worship at your congregation? Was the following factor a reason you missed one or more Sundays during the last year? - The weather was bad. (NOTWETHR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked91288.5
1) Checked11911.5
Missing3 
TOTAL1031100.0
116) Please take a few moments to think back over the last year. Have there been any Sundays, any at all, when you were unable to attend or happened not to attend worship at your congregation? Was the following factor a reason you missed one or more Sundays during the last year? - I overslept. (NOTSLEEP)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked100597.5
1) Checked262.5
Missing3 
TOTAL1031100.0
117) Please take a few moments to think back over the last year. Have there been any Sundays, any at all, when you were unable to attend or happened not to attend worship at your congregation? Was the following factor a reason you missed one or more Sundays during the last year? - I had guests from out of town. (NOTGUEST)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked78876.5
1) Checked24223.5
Missing4 
TOTAL1030100.0
118) Please take a few moments to think back over the last year. Have there been any Sundays, any at all, when you were unable to attend or happened not to attend worship at your congregation? Was the following factor a reason you missed one or more Sundays during the last year? - I decided to do something else that day. (NOTELSE)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked87484.8
1) Checked15715.2
Missing3 
TOTAL1031100.0
119) Please take a few moments to think back over the last year. Have there been any Sundays, any at all, when you were unable to attend or happened not to attend worship at your congregation? Was the following factor a reason you missed one or more Sundays during the last year? - Other (NOTOTHER)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked100497.4
1) Checked272.6
Missing3 
TOTAL1031100.0
120) Please take a few moments to think back over the last year. Have there been any Sundays, any at all, when you were unable to attend or happened not to attend worship at your congregation? Was the following factor a reason you missed one or more Sundays during the last year? - Negative view of something (NOTNEGVW)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked102499.3
1) Checked70.7
Missing3 
TOTAL1031100.0
121) Please take a few moments to think back over the last year. Have there been any Sundays, any at all, when you were unable to attend or happened not to attend worship at your congregation? Was the following factor a reason you missed one or more Sundays during the last year? - Ministerial change (NOTMNSTR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked1031100.0
Missing3 
TOTAL1031100.0
122) Please take a few moments to think back over the last year. Have there been any Sundays, any at all, when you were unable to attend or happened not to attend worship at your congregation? Was the following factor a reason you missed one or more Sundays during the last year? - Family marital change (NOTMRTCH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked1031100.0
Missing3 
TOTAL1031100.0
123) Please take a few moments to think back over the last year. Have there been any Sundays, any at all, when you were unable to attend or happened not to attend worship at your congregation? Was the following factor a reason you missed one or more Sundays during the last year? - Went to another church (NOTNEWCH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked99696.6
1) Checked353.4
Missing3 
TOTAL1031100.0
124) Please take a few moments to think back over the last year. Have there been any Sundays, any at all, when you were unable to attend or happened not to attend worship at your congregation? Was the following factor a reason you missed one or more Sundays during the last year? - Lack of transportation (NOTTRNS)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked102999.8
1) Checked20.2
Missing3 
TOTAL1031100.0
125) How many hours, if any, during the last month have you: attended programs or events at your church (besides worship; if you attended church school, include those hours here.) (HRSPROGS)
TOTAL%
1) Zero hours444.3
2) One to two hours11110.9
3) Three to five hours29929.3
4) Six to ten hours31931.3
5) Eleven to twenty hours16916.6
6) More than twenty hours777.6
Missing15 
TOTAL1019100.0
126) How many hours, if any, during the last month have you: given volunteer time at your church to teach, lead, serve on a committee, or help with some program or event. (HRSVOL)
TOTAL%
1) Zero hours434.2
2) One to two hours17216.9
3) Three to five hours29629.0
4) Six to ten hours27426.9
5) Eleven to twenty hours12512.3
6) More than twenty hours11010.8
Missing14 
TOTAL1020100.0
127) How many hours, if any, during the last month have you: participated in religious events, programs, or groups sponsored by a church or other religious organization which took place in a home or other facility away from your church. (HRSEVNTS)
TOTAL%
1) Zero hours46046.0
2) One to two hours21321.3
3) Three to five hours19619.6
4) Six to ten hours757.5
5) Eleven to twenty hours272.7
6) More than twenty hours303.0
Missing33 
TOTAL1001100.0
128) How many hours, if any, during the last month have you: given volunteer time, apart from church programs, to help the less fortunate or to help make your own community a better place to live (e.g., through volunteer or committee work). (HRSCOMM)
TOTAL%
1) Zero hours38037.9
2) One to two hours23223.2
3) Three to five hours19819.8
4) Six to ten hours999.9
5) Eleven to twenty hours484.8
6) More than twenty hours454.5
Missing32 
TOTAL1002100.0
129) Compared to two years ago, do you think you participate in church activities more, less, or about the same amount as you did then? (YRS2ACT)
TOTAL%
1) Participate more46745.4
2) About the same participation46545.2
3) Participate less949.1
4) Not applicable (been a member less than two years)20.2
Missing6 
TOTAL1028100.0
130) How likely is it that you will be a part of your current congregation five years from now? (YRS5ACT)
TOTAL%
1) Very likely74872.8
2) Likely15715.3
3) Not sure716.9
4) Not at all likely222.1
5) Not very likely292.8
Missing7 
TOTAL1027100.0
131) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ANSWERED THAT THEY ARE "NOT VERY" OR "NOT AT ALL LIKELY" TO BE A PART OF THEIR CURRENT CONGREGATION FIVE YEARS FROM NOW: Rate the importance of the following factor in your likelihood of leaving: moving away from this area/community. (LVAREA)
TOTAL%
1) Very important3858.5
2) Important57.7
3) Not very important69.2
4) Not at all important1624.6
Missing969 
TOTAL65100.0
132) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ANSWERED THAT THEY ARE "NOT VERY" OR "NOT AT ALL LIKELY" TO BE A PART OF THEIR CURRENT CONGREGATION FIVE YEARS FROM NOW: Rate the importance of the following factor in your likelihood of leaving: too much conflict in the congregation. (LVCNFLCT)
TOTAL%
1) Very important1224.5
2) Important816.3
3) Not very important918.4
4) Not at all important2040.8
Missing985 
TOTAL49100.0
133) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ANSWERED THAT THEY ARE "NOT VERY" OR "NOT AT ALL LIKELY" TO BE A PART OF THEIR CURRENT CONGREGATION FIVE YEARS FROM NOW: Rate the importance of the following factor in your likelihood of leaving: I don't really fit in with most people here. (LVFITIN)
TOTAL%
1) Very important510.6
2) Important1021.3
3) Not very important919.1
4) Not at all important2348.9
Missing987 
TOTAL47100.0
134) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ANSWERED THAT THEY ARE "NOT VERY" OR "NOT AT ALL LIKELY" TO BE A PART OF THEIR CURRENT CONGREGATION FIVE YEARS FROM NOW: Rate the importance of the following factor in your likelihood of leaving: I'm marrying and will switch to my spouse's church. (LVSPOUSE)
TOTAL%
1) Very important12.2
3) Not very important36.7
4) Not at all important4191.1
Missing989 
TOTAL45100.0
135) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ANSWERED THAT THEY ARE "NOT VERY" OR "NOT AT ALL LIKELY" TO BE A PART OF THEIR CURRENT CONGREGATION FIVE YEARS FROM NOW: Rate the importance of the following factor in your likelihood of leaving: I don't like the programs that it currently offers. (LVPRGRMS)
TOTAL%
1) Very important613.3
2) Important1022.2
3) Not very important613.3
4) Not at all important2351.1
Missing989 
TOTAL45100.0
136) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ANSWERED THAT THEY ARE "NOT VERY" OR "NOT AT ALL LIKELY" TO BE A PART OF THEIR CURRENT CONGREGATION FIVE YEARS FROM NOW: Rate the importance of the following factor in your likelihood of leaving: the worship services often do not satisfy spiritual needs. (LVSPIRIT)
TOTAL%
1) Very important1530.0
2) Important612.0
3) Not very important48.0
4) Not at all important2550.0
Missing984 
TOTAL50100.0
137) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ANSWERED THAT THEY ARE "NOT VERY" OR "NOT AT ALL LIKELY" TO BE A PART OF THEIR CURRENT CONGREGATION FIVE YEARS FROM NOW: Rate the importance of the following factor in your likelihood of leaving: I don't appreciate the pastor(s). (LVPASTOR)
TOTAL%
1) Very important1223.5
2) Important815.7
3) Not very important12.0
4) Not at all important3058.8
Missing983 
TOTAL51100.0
138) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ANSWERED THAT THEY ARE "NOT VERY" OR "NOT AT ALL LIKELY" TO BE A PART OF THEIR CURRENT CONGREGATION FIVE YEARS FROM NOW: Rate the importance of the following factor in your likelihood of leaving: I've been drifting away from church and I think that will continue. (LVDRIFT)
TOTAL%
1) Very important613.6
2) Important24.5
3) Not very important36.8
4) Not at all important3375.0
Missing990 
TOTAL44100.0
139) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ANSWERED THAT THEY ARE "NOT VERY" OR "NOT AT ALL LIKELY" TO BE A PART OF THEIR CURRENT CONGREGATION FIVE YEARS FROM NOW: Rate the importance of the following factor in your likelihood of leaving: others. (LVOTHER)
TOTAL%
1) Age/health concerns743.8
2) Denomination637.5
3) All else318.8
Missing1018 
TOTAL16100.0
140) During your life, have you ever been a member of a congregation affiliated with a denomination other than Presbyterian? (DENOMOTH)
TOTAL%
1) No40739.8
2) Yes61660.2
Missing11 
TOTAL1023100.0
141) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE BEEN AFFILIATED WITH A DENOMINATION OTHER THAN PRESBYTERIAN DURING THEIR LIFE: How many years have you been a Presbyterian? (YRSPRES)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL67429.46618
142) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE BEEN AFFILIATED WITH A DENOMINATION OTHER THAN PRESBYTERIAN DURING THEIR LIFE: Please indicate whether you've belonged to the following denomination: Baptist (DENBAPT)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked88886.5
1) Checked13813.5
Missing8 
TOTAL1026100.0
143) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE BEEN AFFILIATED WITH A DENOMINATION OTHER THAN PRESBYTERIAN DURING THEIR LIFE: Please indicate whether you've belonged to the following denomination: Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) (DENDISC)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked99496.6
1) Checked353.4
Missing5 
TOTAL1029100.0
144) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE BEEN AFFILIATED WITH A DENOMINATION OTHER THAN PRESBYTERIAN DURING THEIR LIFE: Please indicate whether you've belonged to the following denomination: Episcopalian (DENEPIS)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked98996.1
1) Checked403.9
Missing5 
TOTAL1029100.0
145) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE BEEN AFFILIATED WITH A DENOMINATION OTHER THAN PRESBYTERIAN DURING THEIR LIFE: Please indicate whether you've belonged to the following denomination: Friends (Quaker) (DENFRNDS)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked102399.2
1) Checked80.8
Missing3 
TOTAL1031100.0
146) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE BEEN AFFILIATED WITH A DENOMINATION OTHER THAN PRESBYTERIAN DURING THEIR LIFE: Please indicate whether you've belonged to the following denomination: Lutheran (DENLUTH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked95892.9
1) Checked737.1
Missing3 
TOTAL1031100.0
147) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE BEEN AFFILIATED WITH A DENOMINATION OTHER THAN PRESBYTERIAN DURING THEIR LIFE: Please indicate whether you've belonged to the following denomination: Methodist (DENMETH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked79076.6
1) Checked24123.4
Missing3 
TOTAL1031100.0
148) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE BEEN AFFILIATED WITH A DENOMINATION OTHER THAN PRESBYTERIAN DURING THEIR LIFE: Please indicate whether you've belonged to the following denomination: Reformed (DENRFRMD)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked100897.8
1) Checked232.2
Missing3 
TOTAL1031100.0
149) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE BEEN AFFILIATED WITH A DENOMINATION OTHER THAN PRESBYTERIAN DURING THEIR LIFE: Please indicate whether you've belonged to the following denomination: Roman Catholic (DENROMAN)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked98895.8
1) Checked434.2
Missing3 
TOTAL1031100.0
150) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE BEEN AFFILIATED WITH A DENOMINATION OTHER THAN PRESBYTERIAN DURING THEIR LIFE: Please indicate whether you've belonged to the following denomination: United Church of Christ (DENUCC)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked97194.2
1) Checked605.8
Missing3 
TOTAL1031100.0
151) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE BEEN AFFILIATED WITH A DENOMINATION OTHER THAN PRESBYTERIAN DURING THEIR LIFE: Please indicate whether you've belonged to the following denomination: Other (DENOTH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked93190.3
1) Checked1009.7
Missing3 
TOTAL1031100.0
152) When you were a teenager, how often did your father attend religious services? (DADREL)
TOTAL%
1) Never14914.8
2) Less than once a year484.8
3) Once or twice a year959.5
4) Several times a year868.6
5) About once a month363.6
6) Two to three times a month999.9
7) Nearly every week24524.4
8) Every week21321.2
9) Don't know/not applicable333.3
Missing30 
TOTAL1004100.0
153) When you were a teenager, how often did your mother attend religious services? (MOMREL)
TOTAL%
1) Never808.1
2) Less than once a year292.9
3) Once or twice a year606.0
4) Several times a year747.5
5) About once a month505.0
6) Two to three times a month10110.2
7) Nearly every week32432.6
8) Every week26526.7
9) Don't know/not applicable101.0
Missing41 
TOTAL993100.0
154) In what religious denomination were you raised? (Please choose just one answer. If you were part of more than one denomination as a child, please choose the denomination that influenced you the most.) (RELDENOM)
TOTAL%
1) Baptist11010.8
2) Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)282.8
3) Episcopalian252.5
4) Friends (Quaker)40.4
5) Lutheran575.6
6) Methodist15315.0
7) Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), PCUS, UPCUSA, or UPCNA45945.1
8) Reformed111.1
9) Roman Catholic373.6
10) UCC (United Church of Christ/Congregational)292.9
11) None292.9
12) Other737.2
99) More than one selected20.2
Missing17 
TOTAL1017100.0
155) Were you raised in the congregation you currently belong to? (CONGRAIS)
TOTAL%
1) No88085.5
2) Yes14914.5
Missing5 
TOTAL1029100.0
156) Which of the following terms best describes your current stand on theological issues? (THELVIEW)
TOTAL%
1) Very conservative676.5
2) Conservative36235.3
3) Moderate43242.1
4) Liberal13913.6
5) Very liberal252.4
Missing9 
TOTAL1025100.0
157) Have you ever tried to encourage someone to believe in Jesus Christ or to accept Him as a personal savior? (SAVIOR)
TOTAL%
1) No28627.8
2) Yes74272.2
Missing6 
TOTAL1028100.0
158) Would you say you have had a conversion experience-that is, a turning point in your life when you committed yourself to Christ? (CONVRSN)
TOTAL%
1) No55054.2
2) Yes46445.8
Missing20 
TOTAL1014100.0
159) Which of the following statements best describes your view of the Bible? (Please choose only one) (BBLVIEW)
TOTAL%
1) It is an important piece of literature, but is largely irrelevant to our lives today.30.3
2) It is the record of many people's experience with God and is a useful guide for individual Christians in their search for basic moral and religious teachings.17216.8
3) It is the Word of God and its stories and teaching provide a powerful motivation as we work toward God's reign in the world.46445.4
4) It is the inspired, authoritative Word of God that is without error in all that it says about faith and morals.26626.0
5) It is the inspired Word of God, without error not only in matters of faith, but also in historical, scientific, geographic, and other secular matters.11211.0
9) More than one selected50.5
Missing12 
TOTAL1022100.0
160) Do you think there is a heaven, where people who have led good lives are eternally rewarded? (HEAVEN)
TOTAL%
1) No878.7
2) Yes78878.6
3) Not sure12812.8
Missing31 
TOTAL1003100.0
161) Do you think there is a hell, to which people who have led bad lives and die without being sorry are eternally damned? (HELL)
TOTAL%
1) No18118.0
2) Yes50249.8
3) Not sure32532.2
Missing26 
TOTAL1008100.0
162) When you think about the qualities of a good Christian life, how important is the following to you? - Reading and studying the Bible regularly. (LIFEBIBL)
TOTAL%
1) Essential34633.7
2) Very important41240.2
3) Somewhat important24724.1
4) Not at all important212.0
Missing8 
TOTAL1026100.0
163) When you think about the qualities of a good Christian life, how important is the following to you? - Spending time in prayer and meditation (LIFEPRYR)
TOTAL%
1) Essential54953.4
2) Very important36635.6
3) Somewhat important11010.7
4) Not at all important30.3
Missing6 
TOTAL1028100.0
164) When you think about the qualities of a good Christian life, how important is the following to you? - Actively seeking social and economic justice (LIFEJUST)
TOTAL%
1) Essential12011.7
2) Very important46345.2
3) Somewhat important38237.3
4) Not at all important605.9
Missing9 
TOTAL1025100.0
165) When you think about the qualities of a good Christian life, how important is the following to you? - Taking care of those who are sick or needy (LIFESICK)
TOTAL%
1) Essential28227.5
2) Very important61359.9
3) Somewhat important12612.3
4) Not at all important30.3
Missing10 
TOTAL1024100.0
166) When you think about the qualities of a good Christian life, how important is the following to you? - Attending church regularly (LIFECHRC)
TOTAL%
1) Essential40039.1
2) Very important48747.6
3) Somewhat important12612.3
4) Not at all important101.0
Missing11 
TOTAL1023100.0
167) When you think about the qualities of a good Christian life, how important is the following to you? - Seeking to bring others to faith in Christ (LIFEOTHR)
TOTAL%
1) Essential24623.9
2) Very important47045.7
3) Somewhat important28928.1
4) Not at all important232.2
Missing6 
TOTAL1028100.0
168) When you think about the qualities of a good Christian life, how important is the following to you? - Practicing Christian values in work, home, and school (LIFEVALU)
TOTAL%
1) Essential75072.8
2) Very important27126.3
3) Somewhat important90.9
Missing4 
TOTAL1030100.0
169) When you think about priorities for your congregation's activities in the community, how important is the following to you? - Supporting social action groups and ministries (PRISOCIA)
TOTAL%
1) Essential12912.6
2) Very important45544.6
3) Somewhat important38137.3
4) Not at all important565.5
Missing13 
TOTAL1021100.0
170) When you think about priorities for your congregation's activities in the community, how important is the following to you? - Encouraging members to share their faith (PRISHARE)
TOTAL%
1) Essential22822.3
2) Very important56655.3
3) Somewhat important21120.6
4) Not at all important191.9
Missing10 
TOTAL1024100.0
171) When you think about priorities for your congregation's activities in the community, how important is the following to you? - Providing aid and services to people in need (PRIAID)
TOTAL%
1) Essential39037.9
2) Very important57555.9
3) Somewhat important636.1
Missing6 
TOTAL1028100.0
172) When you think about priorities for your congregation's activities in the community, how important is the following to you? - Helping members resist the temptations of the world (PRITEPMT)
TOTAL%
1) Essential18217.8
2) Very important49848.8
3) Somewhat important31030.4
4) Not at all important313.0
Missing13 
TOTAL1021100.0
173) When you think about priorities for your congregation's activities in the community, how important is the following to you? - An active evangelism program, inviting the unchurched to attend (PRIEVANG)
TOTAL%
1) Essential23923.3
2) Very important49247.9
3) Somewhat important26726.0
4) Not at all important292.8
Missing7 
TOTAL1027100.0
174) When you think about priorities for your congregation's activities in the community, how important is the following to you? - Preparing people for a world to come, where the cares of this world will be absent (PRIWORLD)
TOTAL%
1) Essential18218.0
2) Very important34734.3
3) Somewhat important33733.3
4) Not at all important14614.4
Missing22 
TOTAL1012100.0
175) Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with the following statement: An individual should arrive at his or her own religious beliefs independent of any church. (AGOWN)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree676.6
2) Agree20119.9
3) Not sure11911.8
4) Disagree45444.9
5) Strongly disagree17116.9
Missing22 
TOTAL1012100.0
176) Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with the following statement: All the different religions are equally good ways of helping a person find ultimate truth. (AGDIFF)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree383.7
2) Agree18818.5
3) Not sure19319.0
4) Disagree32632.0
5) Strongly disagree27326.8
Missing16 
TOTAL1018100.0
177) Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with the following statement: There is a life beyond death. (AGDEATH)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree68667.3
2) Agree24123.6
3) Not sure817.9
4) Disagree101.0
5) Strongly disagree20.2
Missing14 
TOTAL1020100.0
178) Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with the following statement: The only absolute Truth for humankind is in Jesus Christ. (AGTRUTH)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree51750.7
2) Agree26225.7
3) Not sure12812.5
4) Disagree999.7
5) Strongly disagree141.4
Missing14 
TOTAL1020100.0
179) Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with the following statement: Only followers of Jesus Christ can be saved. (AGSAVED)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree28528.2
2) Agree17217.0
3) Not sure26826.5
4) Disagree19919.7
5) Strongly disagree888.7
Missing22 
TOTAL1012100.0
180) Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with the following statement: In the realm of values, the final authority about good and bad is the individual. (AGAUTH)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree272.7
2) Agree989.7
3) Not sure10110.0
4) Disagree35234.8
5) Strongly disagree43442.9
Missing22 
TOTAL1012100.0
181) Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with the following statement: Individuals should seek out religious truth for themselves and not conform to any church's doctrines. (AGCONFM)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree212.1
2) Agree14414.2
3) Not sure11311.1
4) Disagree52051.2
5) Strongly disagree21821.5
Missing18 
TOTAL1016100.0
182) Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with the following statement: It is important to share my faith with other people. (AGSHARE)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree33533.1
2) Agree58758.1
3) Not sure605.9
4) Disagree242.4
5) Strongly disagree50.5
Missing23 
TOTAL1011100.0
183) Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with the following statement: All the great religions of the world are equally true and good. (AGEQUAL)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree222.2
2) Agree949.2
3) Not sure24824.3
4) Disagree37236.4
5) Strongly disagree28628.0
Missing12 
TOTAL1022100.0
184) Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with the following statement: Belief in Jesus Christ in only one of many ways to find salvation. (AGSALVTN)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree605.9
2) Agree24724.4
3) Not sure16115.9
4) Disagree25124.8
5) Strongly disagree29228.9
Missing23 
TOTAL1011100.0
185) Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with the following statement: The Devil (Satan) really exists. (AGDEVIL)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree31330.7
2) Agree33332.7
3) Not sure23322.9
4) Disagree918.9
5) Strongly disagree494.8
Missing15 
TOTAL1019100.0
186) Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with the following statement: Jesus was born of a virgin. (AGBORN)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree47746.8
2) Agree34634.0
3) Not sure15415.1
4) Disagree313.0
5) Strongly disagree111.1
Missing15 
TOTAL1019100.0
187) Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with the following statement: Jesus will return to the earth some day. (AGRETRN)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree51350.3
2) Agree31831.2
3) Not sure15515.2
4) Disagree242.4
5) Strongly disagree101.0
Missing14 
TOTAL1020100.0
188) Do you consider yourself a "born-again" Christian? (BORNAGN)
TOTAL%
1) No56655.5
2) Yes34233.5
3) Not sure11211.0
Missing14 
TOTAL1020100.0
189) People have differing views on how Christians ought to act in their daily lives. Please indicate how much you would admire or disapprove of someone who acted in this way: drinks alcohol in moderation. (ACTALCL)
TOTAL%
1) Admire121.2
2) Think is all right77976.0
3) Mildly disapprove19519.0
4) Highly disapprove393.8
Missing9 
TOTAL1025100.0
190) People have differing views on how Christians ought to act in their daily lives. Please indicate how much you would admire or disapprove of someone who acted in this way: is very ambitious. (ACTAMBT)
TOTAL%
1) Admire20720.4
2) Think is all right70669.6
3) Mildly disapprove989.7
4) Highly disapprove30.3
Missing20 
TOTAL1014100.0
191) People have differing views on how Christians ought to act in their daily lives. Please indicate how much you would admire or disapprove of someone who acted in this way: is satisfied with her/his lot in life. (ACTSAT)
TOTAL%
1) Admire30530.2
2) Think is all right60159.6
3) Mildly disapprove949.3
4) Highly disapprove90.9
Missing25 
TOTAL1009100.0
192) People have differing views on how Christians ought to act in their daily lives. Please indicate how much you would admire or disapprove of someone who acted in this way: lives together in a heterosexual relationship outside of marriage. (ACTTOGT)
TOTAL%
1) Admire90.9
2) Think is all right12211.9
3) Mildly disapprove42441.5
4) Highly disapprove46645.6
Missing13 
TOTAL1021100.0
193) People have differing views on how Christians ought to act in their daily lives. Please indicate how much you would admire or disapprove of someone who acted in this way: thinks s/he is better than others. (ACTBETR)
TOTAL%
1) Admire10.1
2) Think is all right30.3
3) Mildly disapprove32131.5
4) Highly disapprove69568.1
Missing14 
TOTAL1020100.0
194) People have differing views on how Christians ought to act in their daily lives. Please indicate how much you would admire or disapprove of someone who acted in this way: is openly, actively gay or lesbian. (ACTGAY)
TOTAL%
1) Admire40.4
2) Think is all right16816.6
3) Mildly disapprove29028.6
4) Highly disapprove55354.5
Missing19 
TOTAL1015100.0
195) People have differing views on how Christians ought to act in their daily lives. Please indicate how much you would admire or disapprove of someone who acted in this way: is openly, actively gay or lesbian as part of a committed couple. (ACTCPLE)
TOTAL%
1) Admire191.9
2) Think is all right19018.7
3) Mildly disapprove25725.3
4) Highly disapprove55054.1
Missing18 
TOTAL1016100.0
196) People have differing views on how Christians ought to act in their daily lives. Please indicate how much you would admire or disapprove of someone who acted in this way: lives her/his faith quietly. (ACTQUET)
TOTAL%
1) Admire37937.2
2) Think is all right56355.2
3) Mildly disapprove666.5
4) Highly disapprove121.2
Missing14 
TOTAL1020100.0
197) People have differing views on how Christians ought to act in their daily lives. Please indicate how much you would admire or disapprove of someone who acted in this way: cheats on her/his income tax. (ACTTAX)
TOTAL%
2) Think is all right40.4
3) Mildly disapprove20319.8
4) Highly disapprove81979.8
Missing8 
TOTAL1026100.0
198) At its 1996 meeting, the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) approved the following amendment to the church's constitution, and sent it to the presbyteries for a vote: "Those who are called to office in the church are to lead a life in obedience to Scripture and in conformity to the historic confessional standards of the church. Among these standards is the requirement to live either in fidelity within the covenant of marriage of a man and a woman, or chastity in singleness. Persons refusing to repent of any self-acknowledged practice which the confessions call sin shall not be ordained and/or installed as deacons, elders, or ministers of the Word and Sacrament." What is your opinion on this proposed amendment? Would you like to see it approved by a majority of the presbyteries, or not? (GEN1996)
TOTAL%
1) Definitely favor approval49047.7
2) Probably favor approval17116.7
3) Not sure888.6
4) Probably do not favor approval11311.0
5) Definitely do not favor approval16516.1
Missing7 
TOTAL1027100.0
199) What is your sex? (GENDER)
TOTAL%
1) Female51049.6
2) Male51950.4
Missing5 
TOTAL1029100.0
200) What is your present age? (AGE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL102256.38813
201) Which of the following categories most closely describes the place in which you currently live? (CURLIVE)
TOTAL%
1) In open country, but not on a farm11511.2
2) On a farm403.9
3) In a small city or town (under 50,000)31730.9
4) In a medium-size city (50,000-250,000)14313.9
5) In a suburb near a medium-size city949.2
6) In a large city (over 250,000)12211.9
7) In a suburb near a large city19519.0
Missing8 
TOTAL1026100.0
202) What is your employment status? (YOUREMP1)
TOTAL%
1) Employed full-time43742.4
2) Employed part-time939.0
3) Self-employed999.6
4) Unemployed131.3
5) Retired31030.1
6) Full-time homemaker686.6
7) Student20.2
8) Other80.8
Missing4 
TOTAL1030100.0
203) What is your employment status? (YOUREMP2)
TOTAL%
2) Employed part-time21.5
3) Self-employed3828.4
4) Unemployed10.7
5) Retired3022.4
6) Full-time homemaker4029.9
7) Student107.5
8) Other139.7
Missing900 
TOTAL134100.0
204) If you are employed full-time, part-time, or self-employed, please indicate the average hours worked per week over the last year. (AVGHOURS)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL65240.92916
205) What is your present marital status? (MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Married87686.3
2) Not married13913.7
Missing19 
TOTAL1015100.0
206) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO RESPONDED THAT THEY ARE NOT CURRENTLY MARRIED: If not currently married, have you ever been married? (EVERMARR)
TOTAL%
1) No, never married3825.0
2) Yes, am now widowed6442.1
3) Yes, am now divorced4428.9
4) Yes, am both widowed and divorced63.9
Missing882 
TOTAL152100.0
207) If you are now married or have ever been married in the past: How old were you when you first married? (If married more than once, answer in terms of your first marriage.) (AGEMARR)
TOTAL%
8) 10.1
16) 30.3
17) 101.0
18) 353.6
19) 586.0
20) 9910.2
21) 13513.9
22) 14915.4
23) 10010.3
24) 899.2
25) 737.5
26) 676.9
27) 323.3
28) 212.2
29) 262.7
30) 192.0
31) 80.8
32) 101.0
33) 50.5
34) 30.3
35) 40.4
36) 40.4
37) 20.2
38) 20.2
39) 30.3
40) 10.1
41) 20.2
42) 10.1
43) 20.2
44) 30.3
49) 10.1
50) 10.1
68) 10.1
Missing64 
TOTAL970100.0
208) (ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO RESPONDEND THAT THEY ARE CURRENTLY MARRIED) If currently married: Have you had a previous marriage (or marriages)? (PREVMARG)
TOTAL%
1) No72584.7
2) Yes, was widowed232.7
3) Yes, was divorced10412.1
4) Yes, was both widowed and divorced40.5
Missing178 
TOTAL856100.0
209) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS THAT ARE MARRIED: Overall, how often does your husband or wife attend Sunday worship services? (SPSSUN)
TOTAL%
1) Never202.3
2) Less than once a year111.3
3) Once or twice a year192.2
4) Several times a year374.3
5) Once a month343.9
6) Two to three times a month799.1
7) Nearly every week41547.9
8) Every week25129.0
Missing168 
TOTAL866100.0
210) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS THAT ARE MARRIED: Is your husband or wife a member of the same congregation which you belong/serve? (SPSMEMBR)
TOTAL%
1) No829.5
2) Yes78490.5
Missing168 
TOTAL866100.0
211) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS THAT ARE MARRIED AND WHOSE SPOUSE IS NOT A MEMBER OF THE SAME CONGREGATION WHICH THEY BELONG/SERVE: Which statement best describes where your husband or wife attends church? (SPSATTND)
TOTAL%
1) Generally attends the same congregation that I do3943.3
2) Generally attends another congregation1516.7
3) Sometimes attends my congregation, sometimes another33.3
4) Usually does not attend3336.7
Missing944 
TOTAL90100.0
212) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS THAT ARE MARRIED: Please indicate the faith in which your husband or wife was raised. (If more than one, select the one in which she or he was most involved.) (SPSRAISD)
TOTAL%
1) Baptist11213.3
2) Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)192.2
3) Episcopalian303.6
4) Friends (Quakers)40.5
5) Lutheran576.7
6) Methodist12815.1
7) Presbyterian28133.3
8) Reformed151.8
9) Roman Catholic819.6
10) United Church of Christ273.2
11) None323.8
12) Other597.0
Missing189 
TOTAL845100.0
213) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS THAT ARE MARRIED: Please indicate your husband or wife's current religious affiliation. (SPSCURNT)
TOTAL%
1) Baptist30.4
3) Episcopalian10.1
5) Lutheran20.3
6) Methodist20.3
7) Presbyterian70492.9
8) Reformed10.1
9) Roman Catholic172.2
10) United Church of Christ10.1
11) None253.3
12) Other20.3
Missing276 
TOTAL758100.0
214) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS THAT ARE MARRIED: Please indicate your spouse's employment status. (SPSEMP1)
TOTAL%
1) Employed full-time34239.5
2) Employed part-time10612.2
3) Self-employed606.9
4) Unemployed50.6
5) Retired21825.2
6) Full-time homemaker12714.7
7) Student10.1
8) Other70.8
Missing168 
TOTAL866100.0
215) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS THAT ARE MARRIED: Please indicate your spouse's employment status. (SPSEMP2)
TOTAL%
1) Employed full-time11.2
2) Employed part-time33.5
3) Self-employed3034.9
4) Unemployed11.2
5) Retired1214.0
6) Full-time homemaker3034.9
7) Student33.5
8) Other67.0
Missing948 
TOTAL86100.0
216) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS THAT ARE MARRIED: If you husband or wife is employed full-time, part-time, or self-employed, please indicate the average hours worked per week over the last year. (SPSAVGHR)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL53637.96517
217) How many children have you had? (KIDS)
TOTAL%
0) None11010.7
1) One10710.4
2) Two38037.0
3) Three27526.8
4) Four1019.8
5) Five424.1
6) Six70.7
7) Seven20.2
8) Eight10.1
9) Nine or more30.3
Missing6 
TOTAL1028100.0
218) What age were you, approximately, when your first child was born? (AGEKID)
TOTAL%
9) 10.1
16) 10.1
17) 10.1
18) 70.8
19) 212.3
20) 384.1
21) 454.9
22) 687.4
23) 697.5
24) 818.8
25) 10311.2
26) 919.9
27) 748.1
28) 697.5
29) 515.6
30) 667.2
31) 232.5
32) 303.3
33) 131.4
34) 182.0
35) 151.6
36) 60.7
37) 111.2
38) 60.7
39) 10.1
40) 40.4
41) 10.1
43) 10.1
45) 20.2
99) 10.1
Missing116 
TOTAL918100.0
219) Do you have any legally adopted children? (ADPTKIDS)
TOTAL%
1) No96193.4
2) Yes686.6
Missing5 
TOTAL1029100.0
220) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS THAT HAVE LEGALLY ADOPTED CHILDREN: How many legally adopted children do you have? (ADPTMANY)
TOTAL%
1) One4163.1
2) Two1929.2
3) Three23.1
4) Four23.1
9) Nine or more11.5
Missing969 
TOTAL65100.0
221) Do you have any stepchildren (that is, did your spouse already have children at the time of your marriage)? (STEPKIDS)
TOTAL%
1) No88490.0
2) Yes9810.0
Missing52 
TOTAL982100.0
222) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS THAT HAVE STEPCHILDREN: How many stepchildren do you have? (STEPMANY)
TOTAL%
1) One2424.5
2) Two4242.9
3) Three2424.5
4) Four44.1
5) Five44.1
Missing936 
TOTAL98100.0
223) How many persons, including yourself, live in your household? (Do not count students who live elsewhere while they attend college or university). (MEMHHOLD)
TOTAL%
1) I live alone11010.7
2) Two of us54653.1
3) Three of us15515.1
4) Four of us14313.9
5) Five of us595.7
6) Six of us121.2
7) Seven or more of us10.1
8) Not applicable (I live in a dormitory, nursing home, or other institutional housing)20.2
Missing6 
TOTAL1028100.0
224) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are: aged under six years? (HOLD6)
TOTAL%
0) None15766.5
1) One5925.0
2) Two187.6
3) Three10.4
4) Four10.4
Missing798 
TOTAL236100.0
225) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are: aged six to twelve years? (HOLD612)
TOTAL%
0) None13845.1
1) One10935.6
2) Two5016.3
3) Three92.9
Missing728 
TOTAL306100.0
226) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are: aged thirteen to seventeen years? (HOLD1317)
TOTAL%
0) None12640.5
1) One14646.9
2) Two3711.9
3) Three20.6
Missing723 
TOTAL311100.0
227) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are: aged eighteen to twenty-four years? (HOLD1824)
TOTAL%
0) None14967.1
1) One6127.5
2) Two115.0
3) Three10.5
Missing812 
TOTAL222100.0
228) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are: aged twenty-five and over? (HOLD25PL)
TOTAL%
0) None80.8
1) One12112.5
2) Two78280.5
3) Three535.5
4) Four70.7
Missing63 
TOTAL971100.0
229) From the list below, select the choice, which best describes all of the people in the household in which you live. (For example, a divorced man living with his child would check "2"; a woman living with her sister would check "7" or "8," depending on whether or not there are children in the household) (PPLHHOLD)
TOTAL%
1) A single adult, living alone10110.0
2) A single parent, living with one or more children232.3
3) A married couple, no children in household49849.1
4) A married couple, living with one or more children33833.3
5) An unmarried couple, no children in household20.2
6) An unmarried couple, living with one or more children20.2
7) Another family arrangement (2 or more related adults), living with no children303.0
8) Another family arrangement (2 or more related adults), living with one or more children151.5
9) Roommates (2 or more unrelated adults), no children in household10.1
11) Some other arrangement40.4
Missing20 
TOTAL1014100.0
230) Is the home in which you currently live: (OWNHOME)
TOTAL%
1) Rented by you343.3
2) Owned by you free and clear of mortgage40439.4
3) Owned by you with a mortgage57255.8
4) Owned by your congregation (i.e., a manse)141.4
5) Other10.1
Missing9 
TOTAL1025100.0
231) In what state were you born? If you were not born in the United States, in what country were you born? (BRNSTATE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL102731.94315
232) In how many countries besides the United States have you lived? (CNTRYLIV)
TOTAL%
0) None83282.7
1) One10410.3
2) Two404.0
3) Three181.8
4) Four20.2
5) Five70.7
6) Six10.1
17) Seventeen10.1
99) Many10.1
Missing28 
TOTAL1006100.0
233) In how many states within the United States have you lived? (STATELIV)
TOTAL%
0) None737.1
1) One21921.4
2) Two21320.8
3) Three20920.4
4) Four13012.7
5) Five767.4
6) Six454.4
7) Seven302.9
8) Eight131.3
9) Nine50.5
10) Ten50.5
12) Twelve10.1
14) Fourteen10.1
30) Thirty10.1
48) Forty-eight10.1
99) Many20.2
Missing10 
TOTAL1024100.0
234) Generally speaking, do you think of yourself as a Democrat, Independent, Republican, or other? (POLITAFF)
TOTAL%
1) Democrat24924.4
2) Independent16816.5
3) Republican58257.1
4) Other212.1
Missing14 
TOTAL1020100.0
235) What is your race or origin? (RACE1)
TOTAL%
1) White or Caucasian100798.1
2) Black or African-American60.6
3) Indian (American) or Alaska Native20.2
4) Asian or Pacific Islander50.5
5) Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish origin20.2
6) Multiracial10.1
7) Some other40.4
Missing7 
TOTAL1027100.0
236) What is your race or origin? (RACE2)
TOTAL%
1) White or Caucasian457.1
2) Black or African-American114.3
3) Indian (American) or Alaska Native114.3
5) Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish origin114.3
Missing1027 
TOTAL7100.0
237) Thinking now only about your immediate family (the persons in your household to whom you are related by blood or marriage), how many of them, including yourself, earned money from a job or employment during the last year? (FAMMONEY)
TOTAL%
0) None19219.3
1) One27227.3
2) Two36536.7
3) Three989.8
4) Four494.9
5) Five121.2
6) Six50.5
7) Seven10.1
8) Eight10.1
Missing39 
TOTAL995100.0
238) Which of these categories best describes your total family income from all sources, before taxes, during 1995? (If you live alone, or with non-relatives, answer in terms of your own personal income.) (FAMINCOM)
TOTAL%
1) Less than $10,000131.3
2) $10,000- $14,999191.9
3) $15,000- $19,999212.1
4) $20,000- $29,999919.2
5) $30,000- $39,999888.9
6) $40,000- $49,99910410.5
7) $50,000- $59,99911611.8
8) $60,000- $69,999828.3
9) $70,000- $79,999939.4
10) $80,000- $89,999606.1
11) $90,000- $99,999646.5
12) $100,000- $124,99910610.8
13) $125,000- $149,999292.9
14) $150,000 or more9910.0
99) Don't Know10.1
Missing48 
TOTAL986100.0
239) What percent of your total family income in 1995 came from job or employment-related earnings (as opposed to other sources of income, such as pensions, social security, or investments)? (PERJOB)
TOTAL%
1) 100% from earnings28828.6
2) 90-99% from earnings22822.6
3) 75-89% from earnings848.3
4) 50-74% from earnings585.8
5) 25-49% from earnings444.4
6) 1-24% from earnings10410.3
7) None from earnings20120.0
Missing27 
TOTAL1007100.0
240) During the last year, approximately how much money did you and other family members in your household contribute to the following: to your congregation, in regular giving (not including special offerings or contributions to a capital campaign) (MONYCONG)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL9923367.2088729
241) During the last year, approximately how much money did you and other family members in your household contribute to the following: to your congregation, in giving to a special capital campaign, for example for a new or remodeled building, or for a new program for the church (MONYCHR)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL7542604.83312846
242) During the last year, approximately how much money did you and other family members in your household contribute to the following: to your congregation, in response to a special appeal for a ministry supported by the congregation, presbytery, or Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), including the denomination-wide special offerings--One Great Hour of Sharing, Witness, Peacemaking, and Christmas Joy (MONYMINS)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL9071338.99910445
243) During the last year, approximately how much money did you and your family contribute to all religious groups or religious causes outside the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)? (FAMRELIG)
TOTAL%
1) $028929.0
2) $1-$5019019.1
3) $51-$10013013.1
4) $101-$50017117.2
5) $501-$1,000656.5
6) $1,001-$2,000555.5
7) $2,001 or more949.4
9) Don't Know10.1
Missing39 
TOTAL995100.0
244) During the last year, approximately how much money did you and your family contribute to non-religious charities, community organizations, or social causes? (FAMNONRL)
TOTAL%
1) $0232.3
2) $1-$5015915.9
3) $51-$10015515.5
4) $101-$50034033.9
5) $501-$1,00014614.6
6) $1,001-$2,000757.5
7) $2,001 or more10410.4
Missing32 
TOTAL1002100.0
245) Region (REGION)
TOTAL%
1) Northeast17316.8
2) Midwest32431.4
3) South39037.8
4) West14414.0
Missing3 
TOTAL1031100.0
246) Totmem96 (TOTMEM96)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL1032800.033831
247) I-GENDER: What is your sex? (for use with online analysis) (I-GENDER)
TOTAL%
1) Female51049.6
2) Male51950.4
Missing5 
TOTAL1029100.0
248) I-MARITAL: What is your present marital status? (for use with online analysis) (I-MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Married87686.3
2) Not married13913.7
Missing19 
TOTAL1015100.0
249) I-REGION: Region (for use with online analysis) (I-REGION)
TOTAL%
1) Northeast17316.8
2) Midwest32431.4
3) South39037.8
4) West14414.0
Missing3 
TOTAL1031100.0
250) I-POLITAFF: Generally speaking, do you think of yourself as a Democrat, Independent, Republican, or other? (for use with online analysis) (I-POLITAFF)
TOTAL%
1) Democrat24924.4
2) Independent16816.5
3) Republican58257.1
4) Other212.1
Missing14 
TOTAL1020100.0
251) I-FAMINCOM: Which of these categories best describes your total family income from all sources, before taxes, during 1995? (If you live alone, or with non-relatives, answer in terms of your own personal income.) (recoded for use with online analysis) (I-FAMINCOM)
TOTAL%
0) <20K535.4
1) 20K-49,99928328.7
2) 50K-99,99941542.1
3) 100K+23423.8
Missing49 
TOTAL985100.0
252) I-AGE: What is your present age? (recoded for use with online analysis) (I-AGE)
TOTAL%
0) <40999.7
1) 40-4924223.7
2) 50-6436635.8
3) 65+31530.8
Missing12 
TOTAL1022100.0
253) I-RACE1: What is your race or origin? (recoded for use with online analysis) (I-RACE1)
TOTAL%
0) White100798.1
1) Black60.6
2) Asian50.5
3) Other90.9
Missing7 
TOTAL1027100.0