Presbyterian Panel Survey, May 1997 - Nature and the Environment, Elders

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All frequencies are raw numbers (no weights used).
1) Oldcode (OLDCODE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL752879.844516
2) Code (CODE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL75220608.721374
3) How many years have you been a member of your current congregation? (YEARSMEM)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL74520.73816
4) How far do you live from your congregation? (FARLIVE)
TOTAL%
0) Less than one mile10.1
1) 16722.9
2) 12717.4
3) 10614.6
4) 567.7
5) 8211.3
6) 314.3
7) 314.3
8) 202.7
9) 111.5
10) 354.8
11) 71.0
12) 172.3
13) 40.5
14) 71.0
15) 81.1
16) 10.1
17) 10.1
18) 20.3
19) 10.1
20) 40.5
21) 10.1
25) 30.4
26) 20.3
28) 10.1
30) 10.1
75) 10.1
Missing24 
TOTAL728100.0
5) How often do you attend your congregation's Sunday worship services? (ATTNDSUN)
TOTAL%
1) Never40.5
3) Once or twice a year10.1
4) Several times a year10.1
5) Once a month91.2
6) Two to three times a month678.9
7) Nearly every week40453.9
8) Every week26435.2
Missing2 
TOTAL750100.0
6) What is the approximate membership of the congregation(s) you attend? (MEMMEM)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL7071176.811884
7) Have you ever been ordained an elder in the Presbyterian Church? (ORDELDER)
TOTAL%
1) No40.5
2) Yes73799.5
Missing11 
TOTAL741100.0
8) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ANSWERED THEY HAVE EVER BEEN AN ORDAINED ELDER: Are you now serving on session? (SRVELDER)
TOTAL%
1) No7810.4
2) Yes67189.6
Missing3 
TOTAL749100.0
9) Have you ever been ordained a deacon in the Presbyterian Church? (ORDDECON)
TOTAL%
1) No41556.4
2) Yes32143.6
Missing16 
TOTAL736100.0
10) 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) No33396.0
2) Yes144.0
Missing405 
TOTAL347100.0
11) Do you hold the following position in church? - Chair of congregational committee or task force (POSCHAIR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked40353.6
1) Checked34946.4
TOTAL752100.0
12) Do you hold the following position in church? - Member of congregational committee or task force (POSFORCE)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked35246.8
1) Checked40053.2
TOTAL752100.0
13) Do you hold the following position in church? - Member of presbytery, synod, or General Assembly committee or task force (POSPRSBY)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked67890.2
1) Checked749.8
TOTAL752100.0
14) Do you hold the following position in church? - Officer of men's, women's, or youth group (POSOFFCR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked61982.3
1) Checked13317.7
TOTAL752100.0
15) Do you hold the following position in church? - Organist or choir director (POSORGST)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked74098.4
1) Checked121.6
TOTAL752100.0
16) Do you hold the following position in church? - Member of choir (POSCHOIR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked61081.1
1) Checked14218.9
TOTAL752100.0
17) Do you hold the following position in church? - Other (POSOTHER)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked66588.4
1) Checked8711.6
TOTAL752100.0
18) Do you hold the following position in church? - Sunday school teacher (POSTCHR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked67389.5
1) Checked7910.5
TOTAL752100.0
19) 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 checked61982.3
1) Checked13317.7
TOTAL752100.0
20) 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 checked56775.4
1) Checked18524.6
TOTAL752100.0
21) 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 checked43357.6
1) Checked31942.4
TOTAL752100.0
22) 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 checked57576.5
1) Checked17723.5
TOTAL752100.0
23) 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 checked9012.0
1) Checked66188.0
Missing1 
TOTAL751100.0
24) 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 checked65386.8
1) Checked9913.2
TOTAL752100.0
25) 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 checked65086.4
1) Checked10213.6
TOTAL752100.0
26) 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 checked66888.8
1) Checked8411.2
TOTAL752100.0
27) 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 checked73397.5
1) Checked192.5
TOTAL752100.0
28) 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 checked58377.5
1) Checked16922.5
TOTAL752100.0
29) 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 checked64185.2
1) Checked11114.8
TOTAL752100.0
30) 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 checked73097.1
1) Checked222.9
TOTAL752100.0
31) 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 checked74799.3
1) Checked50.7
TOTAL752100.0
32) 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 checked752100.0
TOTAL752100.0
33) 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 checked752100.0
TOTAL752100.0
34) 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 checked72996.9
1) Checked233.1
TOTAL752100.0
35) 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 checked75099.7
1) Checked20.3
TOTAL752100.0
36) 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 hours283.8
2) One to two hours8110.9
3) Three to five hours23031.0
4) Six to ten hours22830.7
5) Eleven to twenty hours12617.0
6) More than twenty hours506.7
Missing9 
TOTAL743100.0
37) 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 hours304.0
2) One to two hours12616.9
3) Three to five hours21729.1
4) Six to ten hours21028.2
5) Eleven to twenty hours9112.2
6) More than twenty hours729.7
Missing6 
TOTAL746100.0
38) 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 hours34446.9
2) One to two hours16622.6
3) Three to five hours13518.4
4) Six to ten hours547.4
5) Eleven to twenty hours182.5
6) More than twenty hours162.2
Missing19 
TOTAL733100.0
39) 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 hours29239.8
2) One to two hours17223.5
3) Three to five hours13418.3
4) Six to ten hours679.1
5) Eleven to twenty hours385.2
6) More than twenty hours304.1
Missing19 
TOTAL733100.0
40) 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 more33845.2
2) About the same participation34646.3
3) Participate less638.4
4) Not applicable (been a member less than two years)10.1
Missing4 
TOTAL748100.0
41) How likely is it that you will be a part of your current congregation five years from now? (YRS5ACT)
TOTAL%
1) Very likely54272.7
2) Likely11515.4
3) Not sure506.7
4) Not at all likely152.0
5) Not very likely243.2
Missing6 
TOTAL746100.0
42) 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 important3370.2
2) Important24.3
3) Not very important36.4
4) Not at all important919.1
Missing705 
TOTAL47100.0
43) 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 important721.9
2) Important515.6
3) Not very important515.6
4) Not at all important1546.9
Missing720 
TOTAL32100.0
44) 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 important310.0
2) Important620.0
3) Not very important620.0
4) Not at all important1550.0
Missing722 
TOTAL30100.0
45) 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%
3) Not very important13.4
4) Not at all important2896.6
Missing723 
TOTAL29100.0
46) 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 important310.0
2) Important826.7
3) Not very important310.0
4) Not at all important1653.3
Missing722 
TOTAL30100.0
47) 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 important926.5
2) Important411.8
3) Not very important514.7
4) Not at all important1647.1
Missing718 
TOTAL34100.0
48) 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 important721.2
2) Important618.2
3) Not very important13.0
4) Not at all important1957.6
Missing719 
TOTAL33100.0
49) 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 important414.3
2) Important13.6
3) Not very important27.1
4) Not at all important2175.0
Missing724 
TOTAL28100.0
50) 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 concerns538.5
2) Denomination430.8
3) All else430.8
Missing739 
TOTAL13100.0
51) During your life, have you ever been a member of a congregation affiliated with a denomination other than Presbyterian? (DENOMOTH)
TOTAL%
1) No30440.7
2) Yes44359.3
Missing5 
TOTAL747100.0
52) 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
TOTAL47630.39118
53) 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 checked65487.4
1) Checked9412.6
Missing4 
TOTAL748100.0
54) 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 checked72696.8
1) Checked243.2
Missing2 
TOTAL750100.0
55) 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 checked72096.0
1) Checked304.0
Missing2 
TOTAL750100.0
56) 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 checked74699.2
1) Checked60.8
TOTAL752100.0
57) 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 checked69492.3
1) Checked587.7
TOTAL752100.0
58) 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 checked58477.7
1) Checked16822.3
TOTAL752100.0
59) 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 checked73497.6
1) Checked182.4
TOTAL752100.0
60) 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 checked72296.0
1) Checked304.0
TOTAL752100.0
61) 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 checked70693.9
1) Checked466.1
TOTAL752100.0
62) 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 checked68390.8
1) Checked699.2
TOTAL752100.0
63) When you were a teenager, how often did your father attend religious services? (DADREL)
TOTAL%
1) Never10113.9
2) Less than once a year375.1
3) Once or twice a year669.1
4) Several times a year648.8
5) About once a month334.5
6) Two to three times a month689.4
7) Nearly every week18625.6
8) Every week15421.2
9) Don't know/not applicable182.5
Missing25 
TOTAL727100.0
64) When you were a teenager, how often did your mother attend religious services? (MOMREL)
TOTAL%
1) Never527.2
2) Less than once a year233.2
3) Once or twice a year425.8
4) Several times a year527.2
5) About once a month415.7
6) Two to three times a month7810.8
7) Nearly every week24233.5
8) Every week18725.9
9) Don't know/not applicable60.8
Missing29 
TOTAL723100.0
65) 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) Baptist8110.9
2) Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)192.6
3) Episcopalian202.7
4) Friends (Quaker)30.4
5) Lutheran466.2
6) Methodist10313.9
7) Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), PCUS, UPCUSA, or UPCNA34446.3
8) Reformed91.2
9) Roman Catholic253.4
10) UCC (United Church of Christ/Congregational)243.2
11) None192.6
12) Other486.5
99) More than one selected20.3
Missing9 
TOTAL743100.0
66) Were you raised in the congregation you currently belong to? (CONGRAIS)
TOTAL%
1) No63684.8
2) Yes11415.2
Missing2 
TOTAL750100.0
67) Which of the following terms best describes your current stand on theological issues? (THELVIEW)
TOTAL%
1) Very conservative435.8
2) Conservative27036.2
3) Moderate31542.2
4) Liberal9512.7
5) Very liberal233.1
Missing6 
TOTAL746100.0
68) Have you ever tried to encourage someone to believe in Jesus Christ or to accept Him as a personal savior? (SAVIOR)
TOTAL%
1) No21328.4
2) Yes53671.6
Missing3 
TOTAL749100.0
69) 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) No40555.0
2) Yes33245.0
Missing15 
TOTAL737100.0
70) 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.20.3
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.11815.8
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.34946.8
4) It is the inspired, authoritative Word of God that is without error in all that it says about faith and morals.19726.4
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.7610.2
9) More than one selected40.5
Missing6 
TOTAL746100.0
71) Do you think there is a heaven, where people who have led good lives are eternally rewarded? (HEAVEN)
TOTAL%
1) No618.3
2) Yes58979.8
3) Not sure8811.9
Missing14 
TOTAL738100.0
72) 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) No12817.4
2) Yes37150.3
3) Not sure23832.3
Missing15 
TOTAL737100.0
73) 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) Essential24933.3
2) Very important29940.0
3) Somewhat important18324.5
4) Not at all important172.3
Missing4 
TOTAL748100.0
74) 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) Essential39052.0
2) Very important28137.5
3) Somewhat important7610.1
4) Not at all important30.4
Missing2 
TOTAL750100.0
75) 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) Essential8311.1
2) Very important33945.3
3) Somewhat important28738.4
4) Not at all important395.2
Missing4 
TOTAL748100.0
76) 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) Essential19125.6
2) Very important46161.8
3) Somewhat important9312.5
4) Not at all important10.1
Missing6 
TOTAL746100.0
77) When you think about the qualities of a good Christian life, how important is the following to you? - Attending church regularly (LIFECHRC)
TOTAL%
1) Essential29239.1
2) Very important35847.9
3) Somewhat important9012.0
4) Not at all important70.9
Missing5 
TOTAL747100.0
78) 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) Essential17723.6
2) Very important34345.7
3) Somewhat important21328.4
4) Not at all important172.3
Missing2 
TOTAL750100.0
79) 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) Essential54171.9
2) Very important20226.9
3) Somewhat important91.2
TOTAL752100.0
80) 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) Essential8912.0
2) Very important34846.9
3) Somewhat important26335.4
4) Not at all important425.7
Missing10 
TOTAL742100.0
81) 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) Essential16121.6
2) Very important41956.2
3) Somewhat important15420.6
4) Not at all important121.6
Missing6 
TOTAL746100.0
82) 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) Essential28137.5
2) Very important42756.9
3) Somewhat important425.6
Missing2 
TOTAL750100.0
83) 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) Essential13117.6
2) Very important36448.9
3) Somewhat important23030.9
4) Not at all important192.6
Missing8 
TOTAL744100.0
84) 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) Essential16722.3
2) Very important36548.7
3) Somewhat important19526.0
4) Not at all important222.9
Missing3 
TOTAL749100.0
85) 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) Essential12016.3
2) Very important26536.1
3) Somewhat important23832.4
4) Not at all important11215.2
Missing17 
TOTAL735100.0
86) 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 agree486.5
2) Agree15621.2
3) Not sure7910.7
4) Disagree32243.8
5) Strongly disagree13017.7
Missing17 
TOTAL735100.0
87) 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 agree324.3
2) Agree14819.9
3) Not sure13418.1
4) Disagree23631.8
5) Strongly disagree19225.9
Missing10 
TOTAL742100.0
88) Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with the following statement: There is a life beyond death. (AGDEATH)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree50467.7
2) Agree17223.1
3) Not sure608.1
4) Disagree70.9
5) Strongly disagree20.3
Missing7 
TOTAL745100.0
89) 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 agree38051.0
2) Agree19526.2
3) Not sure9312.5
4) Disagree689.1
5) Strongly disagree91.2
Missing7 
TOTAL745100.0
90) 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 agree20928.2
2) Agree12316.6
3) Not sure20327.4
4) Disagree14018.9
5) Strongly disagree658.8
Missing12 
TOTAL740100.0
91) 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 agree223.0
2) Agree7910.7
3) Not sure608.1
4) Disagree25534.6
5) Strongly disagree32143.6
Missing15 
TOTAL737100.0
92) 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 agree81.1
2) Agree10414.1
3) Not sure8110.9
4) Disagree37851.1
5) Strongly disagree16922.8
Missing12 
TOTAL740100.0
93) 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 agree24132.6
2) Agree43458.7
3) Not sure466.2
4) Disagree152.0
5) Strongly disagree30.4
Missing13 
TOTAL739100.0
94) 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 agree182.4
2) Agree7610.2
3) Not sure18424.7
4) Disagree25834.6
5) Strongly disagree20928.1
Missing7 
TOTAL745100.0
95) 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 agree527.0
2) Agree17723.9
3) Not sure11315.3
4) Disagree19326.1
5) Strongly disagree20527.7
Missing12 
TOTAL740100.0
96) Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with the following statement: The Devil (Satan) really exists. (AGDEVIL)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree22630.5
2) Agree23832.1
3) Not sure18224.6
4) Disagree587.8
5) Strongly disagree375.0
Missing11 
TOTAL741100.0
97) Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with the following statement: Jesus was born of a virgin. (AGBORN)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree35147.2
2) Agree25434.1
3) Not sure10814.5
4) Disagree243.2
5) Strongly disagree70.9
Missing8 
TOTAL744100.0
98) 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 agree37049.7
2) Agree23731.9
3) Not sure10914.7
4) Disagree202.7
5) Strongly disagree81.1
Missing8 
TOTAL744100.0
99) Do you consider yourself a "born-again" Christian? (BORNAGN)
TOTAL%
1) No42356.9
2) Yes24432.8
3) Not sure7710.3
Missing8 
TOTAL744100.0
100) 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) Admire91.2
2) Think is all right56575.5
3) Mildly disapprove14919.9
4) Highly disapprove253.3
Missing4 
TOTAL748100.0
101) 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) Admire15721.2
2) Think is all right51068.9
3) Mildly disapprove709.5
4) Highly disapprove30.4
Missing12 
TOTAL740100.0
102) 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) Admire21629.3
2) Think is all right44560.5
3) Mildly disapprove689.2
4) Highly disapprove71.0
Missing16 
TOTAL736100.0
103) 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) Admire91.2
2) Think is all right8110.8
3) Mildly disapprove31442.0
4) Highly disapprove34446.0
Missing4 
TOTAL748100.0
104) 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 right30.4
3) Mildly disapprove24633.2
4) Highly disapprove49266.3
Missing10 
TOTAL742100.0
105) 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) Admire20.3
2) Think is all right12316.6
3) Mildly disapprove21228.5
4) Highly disapprove40654.6
Missing9 
TOTAL743100.0
106) 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) Admire162.2
2) Think is all right14018.9
3) Mildly disapprove18224.6
4) Highly disapprove40354.4
Missing11 
TOTAL741100.0
107) 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) Admire27136.5
2) Think is all right41856.3
3) Mildly disapprove486.5
4) Highly disapprove50.7
Missing10 
TOTAL742100.0
108) 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 right30.4
3) Mildly disapprove14519.4
4) Highly disapprove59980.2
Missing5 
TOTAL747100.0
109) 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 approval34746.3
2) Probably favor approval13618.2
3) Not sure638.4
4) Probably do not favor approval8511.3
5) Definitely do not favor approval11815.8
Missing3 
TOTAL749100.0
110) What is your sex? (GENDER)
TOTAL%
1) Female36648.8
2) Male38451.2
Missing2 
TOTAL750100.0
111) What is your present age? (AGE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL74556.56613
112) 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 farm8711.6
2) On a farm233.1
3) In a small city or town (under 50,000)22429.9
4) In a medium-size city (50,000-250,000)10013.4
5) In a suburb near a medium-size city719.5
6) In a large city (over 250,000)9012.0
7) In a suburb near a large city15420.6
Missing3 
TOTAL749100.0
113) What is your employment status? (YOUREMP1)
TOTAL%
1) Employed full-time31541.9
2) Employed part-time678.9
3) Self-employed699.2
4) Unemployed81.1
5) Retired22930.5
6) Full-time homemaker577.6
7) Student10.1
8) Other50.7
Missing1 
TOTAL751100.0
114) What is your employment status? (YOUREMP2)
TOTAL%
2) Employed part-time22.0
3) Self-employed2727.6
5) Retired2727.6
6) Full-time homemaker2626.5
7) Student77.1
8) Other99.2
Missing654 
TOTAL98100.0
115) 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
TOTAL46840.79316
116) What is your present marital status? (MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Married64787.2
2) Not married9512.8
Missing10 
TOTAL742100.0
117) 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 married2221.2
2) Yes, am now widowed4341.3
3) Yes, am now divorced3634.6
4) Yes, am both widowed and divorced32.9
Missing648 
TOTAL104100.0
118) 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%
16) 20.3
17) 60.8
18) 253.5
19) 385.3
20) 709.8
21) 10014.0
22) 10715.0
23) 7810.9
24) 659.1
25) 578.0
26) 476.6
27) 304.2
28) 162.2
29) 152.1
30) 131.8
31) 71.0
32) 81.1
33) 40.6
34) 40.6
35) 10.1
36) 30.4
37) 30.4
38) 20.3
39) 30.4
40) 10.1
41) 10.1
42) 20.3
43) 10.1
44) 20.3
50) 10.1
68) 10.1
Missing39 
TOTAL713100.0
119) (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) No52983.8
2) Yes, was widowed203.2
3) Yes, was divorced8112.8
4) Yes, was both widowed and divorced10.2
Missing121 
TOTAL631100.0
120) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS THAT ARE MARRIED: Overall, how often does your husband or wife attend Sunday worship services? (SPSSUN)
TOTAL%
1) Never152.3
2) Less than once a year40.6
3) Once or twice a year132.0
4) Several times a year274.2
5) Once a month274.2
6) Two to three times a month6510.2
7) Nearly every week31349.0
8) Every week17527.4
Missing113 
TOTAL639100.0
121) 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) No619.5
2) Yes57890.5
Missing113 
TOTAL639100.0
122) 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 do2841.2
2) Generally attends another congregation1522.1
3) Sometimes attends my congregation, sometimes another45.9
4) Usually does not attend2130.9
Missing684 
TOTAL68100.0
123) 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) Baptist9214.7
2) Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)152.4
3) Episcopalian223.5
4) Friends (Quakers)20.3
5) Lutheran406.4
6) Methodist9615.3
7) Presbyterian20132.1
8) Reformed91.4
9) Roman Catholic609.6
10) United Church of Christ233.7
11) None223.5
12) Other457.2
Missing125 
TOTAL627100.0
124) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS THAT ARE MARRIED: Please indicate your husband or wife's current religious affiliation. (SPSCURNT)
TOTAL%
1) Baptist30.5
3) Episcopalian10.2
5) Lutheran20.4
6) Methodist20.4
7) Presbyterian51992.2
8) Reformed10.2
9) Roman Catholic152.7
10) United Church of Christ10.2
11) None173.0
12) Other20.4
Missing189 
TOTAL563100.0
125) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS THAT ARE MARRIED: Please indicate your spouse's employment status. (SPSEMP1)
TOTAL%
1) Employed full-time25539.8
2) Employed part-time7311.4
3) Self-employed487.5
4) Unemployed40.6
5) Retired16325.4
6) Full-time homemaker9414.7
8) Other40.6
Missing111 
TOTAL641100.0
126) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS THAT ARE MARRIED: Please indicate your spouse's employment status. (SPSEMP2)
TOTAL%
1) Employed full-time11.5
2) Employed part-time45.9
3) Self-employed2232.4
5) Retired811.8
6) Full-time homemaker2739.7
7) Student22.9
8) Other45.9
Missing684 
TOTAL68100.0
127) 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)
TOTAL%
0) None184.6
2) 10.3
3) 10.3
4) 10.3
5) 10.3
6) 10.3
7) 10.3
8) 51.3
9) 20.5
10) 82.0
11) 10.3
12) 30.8
13) 10.3
15) 41.0
16) 82.0
18) 51.3
20) 235.8
22) 10.3
24) 30.8
25) 51.3
26) 10.3
28) 10.3
30) 102.5
31) 10.3
32) 10.3
35) 102.5
36) 20.5
38) 61.5
40) 10426.3
41) 20.5
42) 20.5
43) 10.3
44) 51.3
45) 358.9
46) 20.5
47) 20.5
48) 20.5
50) 5513.9
53) 10.3
55) 194.8
58) 20.5
60) 256.3
64) 10.3
65) 20.5
70) 51.3
72) 10.3
80) 30.8
90) 10.3
Missing357 
TOTAL395100.0
128) How many children have you had? (KIDS)
TOTAL%
0) None7810.4
1) One699.2
2) Two28738.2
3) Three20126.8
4) Four7510.0
5) Five314.1
6) Six60.8
7) Seven20.3
8) Eight10.1
9) Nine or more10.1
Missing1 
TOTAL751100.0
129) What age were you, approximately, when your first child was born? (AGEKID)
TOTAL%
16) 10.1
17) 10.1
18) 40.6
19) 142.1
20) 263.9
21) 294.3
22) 517.6
23) 558.2
24) 639.4
25) 7110.5
26) 6710.0
27) 608.9
28) 517.6
29) 345.1
30) 507.4
31) 152.2
32) 213.1
33) 91.3
34) 152.2
35) 121.8
36) 50.7
37) 71.0
38) 50.7
40) 20.3
41) 20.3
43) 10.1
45) 10.1
99) 10.1
Missing79 
TOTAL673100.0
130) Do you have any legally adopted children? (ADPTKIDS)
TOTAL%
1) No70694.0
2) Yes456.0
Missing1 
TOTAL751100.0
131) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS THAT HAVE LEGALLY ADOPTED CHILDREN: How many legally adopted children do you have? (ADPTMANY)
TOTAL%
1) One2762.8
2) Two1432.6
3) Three12.3
4) Four12.3
Missing709 
TOTAL43100.0
132) Do you have any stepchildren (that is, did your spouse already have children at the time of your marriage)? (STEPKIDS)
TOTAL%
1) No63588.6
2) Yes8211.4
Missing35 
TOTAL717100.0
133) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS THAT HAVE STEPCHILDREN: How many stepchildren do you have? (STEPMANY)
TOTAL%
1) One2024.1
2) Two3643.4
3) Three1922.9
4) Four44.8
5) Five44.8
Missing669 
TOTAL83100.0
134) 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 alone7710.3
2) Two of us41054.7
3) Three of us10814.4
4) Four of us10914.5
5) Five of us374.9
6) Six of us60.8
7) Seven or more of us20.3
8) Not applicable (I live in a dormitory, nursing home, or other institutional housing)10.1
Missing2 
TOTAL750100.0
135) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are: aged under six years? (HOLD6)
TOTAL%
0) None11768.4
1) One4124.0
2) Two116.4
3) Three10.6
4) Four10.6
Missing581 
TOTAL171100.0
136) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are: aged six to twelve years? (HOLD612)
TOTAL%
0) None10246.6
1) One7634.7
2) Two3616.4
3) Three52.3
Missing533 
TOTAL219100.0
137) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are: aged thirteen to seventeen years? (HOLD1317)
TOTAL%
0) None8840.9
1) One9845.6
2) Two2813.0
3) Three10.5
Missing537 
TOTAL215100.0
138) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are: aged eighteen to twenty-four years? (HOLD1824)
TOTAL%
0) None10968.1
1) One4226.3
2) Two85.0
3) Three10.6
Missing592 
TOTAL160100.0
139) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are: aged twenty-five and over? (HOLD25PL)
TOTAL%
0) None81.1
1) One9012.7
2) Two57180.3
3) Three375.2
4) Four50.7
Missing41 
TOTAL711100.0
140) 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 alone7510.1
2) A single parent, living with one or more children202.7
3) A married couple, no children in household37650.5
4) A married couple, living with one or more children24532.9
5) An unmarried couple, no children in household10.1
7) Another family arrangement (2 or more related adults), living with no children172.3
8) Another family arrangement (2 or more related adults), living with one or more children81.1
9) Roommates (2 or more unrelated adults), no children in household10.1
11) Some other arrangement10.1
Missing8 
TOTAL744100.0
141) Is the home in which you currently live: (OWNHOME)
TOTAL%
1) Rented by you222.9
2) Owned by you free and clear of mortgage28838.5
3) Owned by you with a mortgage42657.0
4) Owned by your congregation (i.e., a manse)111.5
5) Other10.1
Missing4 
TOTAL748100.0
142) In what state were you born? If you were not born in the United States, in what country were you born? (BRNSTATE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL74931.62814
143) In how many countries besides the United States have you lived? (CNTRYLIV)
TOTAL%
0) None61083.3
1) One7510.2
2) Two283.8
3) Three111.5
4) Four10.1
5) Five60.8
17) Seventeen10.1
Missing20 
TOTAL732100.0
144) In how many states within the United States have you lived? (STATELIV)
TOTAL%
0) None587.8
1) One17323.2
2) Two14018.7
3) Three14719.7
4) Four9412.6
5) Five577.6
6) Six375.0
7) Seven172.3
8) Eight101.3
9) Nine40.5
10) 40.5
11) Eleven10.1
12) Twelve10.1
14) Fourteen10.1
30) Thirty10.1
48) Forty-eight10.1
99) Many10.1
Missing5 
TOTAL747100.0
145) Generally speaking, do you think of yourself as a Democrat, Independent, Republican, or other? (POLITAFF)
TOTAL%
1) Democrat17924.1
2) Independent12516.8
3) Republican42356.9
4) Other172.3
Missing8 
TOTAL744100.0
146) What is your race or origin? (RACE1)
TOTAL%
1) White or Caucasian73898.4
2) Black or African-American50.7
3) Indian (American) or Alaska Native10.1
4) Asian or Pacific Islander20.3
5) Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish origin10.1
6) Multiracial10.1
7) Some other20.3
Missing2 
TOTAL750100.0
147) What is your race or origin? (RACE2)
TOTAL%
1) White or Caucasian240.0
2) Black or African-American120.0
3) Indian (American) or Alaska Native120.0
5) Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish origin120.0
Missing747 
TOTAL5100.0
148) 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) None13118.0
1) One21128.9
2) Two26636.5
3) Three689.3
4) Four364.9
5) Five111.5
6) Six30.4
7) Seven10.1
8) Eight20.3
Missing23 
TOTAL729100.0
149) 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 $10,00081.1
2) $10,000- $14,999101.4
3) $15,000- $19,999182.5
4) $20,000- $29,999628.7
5) $30,000- $39,999659.1
6) $40,000- $49,9997911.1
7) $50,000- $59,9997610.7
8) $60,000- $69,999638.8
9) $70,000- $79,999669.3
10) $80,000- $89,999415.8
11) $90,000- $99,999466.5
12) $100,000- $124,9997911.1
13) $125,000- $149,999283.9
14) $150,000 or more7110.0
99) Don't Know10.1
Missing39 
TOTAL713100.0
150) 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 earnings20828.4
2) 90-99% from earnings16923.1
3) 75-89% from earnings598.1
4) 50-74% from earnings405.5
5) 25-49% from earnings334.5
6) 1-24% from earnings8211.2
7) None from earnings14119.3
Missing20 
TOTAL732100.0
151) 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
TOTAL7213328.2798002
152) 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
TOTAL5482633.77712555
153) 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
TOTAL6571450.9710965
154) 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) $020628.5
2) $1-$5013618.8
3) $51-$1009513.1
4) $101-$50012717.5
5) $501-$1,000537.3
6) $1,001-$2,000354.8
7) $2,001 or more709.7
9) Don't know20.3
Missing28 
TOTAL724100.0
155) 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) $0131.8
2) $1-$5011916.3
3) $51-$10011115.2
4) $101-$50024333.2
5) $501-$1,00011215.3
6) $1,001-$2,000598.1
7) $2,001 or more7410.1
9) Don't know10.1
Missing20 
TOTAL732100.0
156) Newcode (NEWCODE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL75220608.721374
157) Do you agree or disagree: Environmental issues are appropriate social concerns for the church. (CHRCHISS)
TOTAL%
1) Agree completely21328.6
2) Agree mostly29339.3
3) Neither agree nor disagree11415.3
4) Disagree mostly9112.2
5) Disagree completely273.6
6) Don't know70.9
Missing7 
TOTAL745100.0
158) Do you agree or disagree: My congregation should become more involved in environmental issues. (INVLCONG)
TOTAL%
1) Agree completely11915.9
2) Agree mostly26535.5
3) Neither agree nor disagree19726.4
4) Disagree mostly11215.0
5) Disagree completely476.3
6) Don't know70.9
Missing5 
TOTAL747100.0
159) Were you aware (before receiving this survey) that the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) has an Office of Environmental Justice? (OFFJUSTC)
TOTAL%
1) No68090.7
2) Yes709.3
Missing2 
TOTAL750100.0
160) Before receiving this survey, were you aware that the General Assembly had approved a comprehensive policy statement on the environment ("Restoring Creation for Ecology and Justice") for the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)? (GAPOLICY)
TOTAL%
1) No66288.4
2) Yes8711.6
Missing3 
TOTAL749100.0
161) Were you aware that in previous policy statements on the environment, the General Assembly has encouraged Presbyterians to have only two children per couple? (POL2KIDS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, aware243.2
2) No, not aware72296.8
Missing6 
TOTAL746100.0
162) Were you aware that in previous policy statements on the environment, the General Assembly has supported protection and expansion of public wildlands? (POLLANDS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, aware7610.2
2) No, not aware66889.8
Missing8 
TOTAL744100.0
163) Were you aware that in previous policy statements on the environment, the General Assembly has urged the U.S. to take the lead in reducing its emissions of "greenhouse gases"? (POLGASES)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, aware7510.1
2) No, not aware66889.9
Missing9 
TOTAL743100.0
164) How familiar are you with this resource produced by the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)? - "God's Earth Our Home" (education and worship resource packet) (FAMGEOH)
TOTAL%
1) Very familiar30.4
2) Somewhat familiar648.6
3) Not familiar at all67791.0
Missing8 
TOTAL744100.0
165) How familiar are you with this resource produced by the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)? - "Healing and Defending God's Creation: Hands On! Practical Ideas for Congregations" (FAMHDGC)
TOTAL%
1) Very familiar50.7
2) Somewhat familiar496.6
3) Not familiar at all69092.7
Missing8 
TOTAL744100.0
166) How familiar are you with this resource produced by the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)? - "Between the Flood and the Rainbow" (newsletter from the Office of Environmental Justice) (FAMFLOOD)
TOTAL%
1) Very familiar20.3
2) Somewhat familiar293.9
3) Not familiar at all71295.8
Missing9 
TOTAL743100.0
167) In the last year, has your congregation (as a whole, or any group in the congregation) participated in a recycling program in your community? (CONGRECY)
TOTAL%
1) Yes42056.2
2) No20727.7
3) Not sure12016.1
Missing5 
TOTAL747100.0
168) In the last year, has your congregation (as a whole, or any group in the congregation) taken steps to reduce the amount of non-recyclable waste the congregation produces? (CONGRDCE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes31041.7
2) No24332.7
3) Not sure19125.7
Missing8 
TOTAL744100.0
169) In the last year, has your congregation (as a whole, or any group in the congregation) taken steps to reduce the energy consumption in church buildings? (CONGENRG)
TOTAL%
1) Yes49566.5
2) No11215.1
3) Not sure13718.4
Missing8 
TOTAL744100.0
170) In the last year, has your congregation (as a whole, or any group in the congregation) had a series of study sessions on environmental issues? (CONGSTDY)
TOTAL%
1) Yes506.7
2) No53572.2
3) Not sure15621.1
Missing11 
TOTAL741100.0
171) In the last year, has your congregation (as a whole, or any group in the congregation) been actively involved in a public policy debate concerning the environment? (CONGPLCY)
TOTAL%
1) Yes253.4
2) No59079.1
3) Not sure13117.6
Missing6 
TOTAL746100.0
172) In the last year, has your congregation (as a whole, or any group in the congregation) heard a sermon that emphasized environmental issues during a Sunday worship service? (CONGSRMN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes13518.1
2) No44860.1
3) Not sure16321.8
Missing6 
TOTAL746100.0
173) In the last year, has your congregation (as a whole, or any group in the congregation) had a special theme or emphasis related to environmental issues during a Sunday worship service? (CONGTHME)
TOTAL%
1) Yes8912.0
2) No48865.7
3) Not sure16622.3
Missing9 
TOTAL743100.0
174) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS THAT ANSWERED IN THE LAST YEAR THEIR CONGREGATION HAD A SPECIAL THEME OR EMPHASIS RELATED TO ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES DURING A SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICE: When did this special theme or emphasis related to environmental issues during a Sunday worship service occur? - On or around Earth Day (April 22) (EARTHDAY)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked67289.6
1) Checked7810.4
Missing2 
TOTAL750100.0
175) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS THAT ANSWERED IN THE LAST YEAR THEIR CONGREGATION HAD A SPECIAL THEME OR EMPHASIS RELATED TO ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES DURING A SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICE: When did this special theme or emphasis related to environmental issues during a Sunday worship service occur? - On or around Soil and Conservation Sunday (May) (SOILCONV)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked73898.7
1) Checked101.3
Missing4 
TOTAL748100.0
176) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS THAT ANSWERED IN THE LAST YEAR THEIR CONGREGATION HAD A SPECIAL THEME OR EMPHASIS RELATED TO ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES DURING A SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICE: When did this special theme or emphasis related to environmental issues during a Sunday worship service occur? - Environmental Sunday (ENVRNSUN)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked73898.3
1) Checked131.7
Missing1 
TOTAL751100.0
177) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS THAT ANSWERED IN THE LAST YEAR THEIR CONGREGATION HAD A SPECIAL THEME OR EMPHASIS RELATED TO ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES DURING A SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICE: When did this special theme or emphasis related to environmental issues during a Sunday worship service occur? - As part of an overall stewardship emphasis (STEWARD)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked67191.4
1) Checked638.6
Missing18 
TOTAL734100.0
178) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS THAT ANSWERED IN THE LAST YEAR THEIR CONGREGATION HAD A SPECIAL THEME OR EMPHASIS RELATED TO ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES DURING A SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICE: When did this special theme or emphasis related to environmental issues during a Sunday worship service occur? - Other (EVNOTHER)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked70794.6
1) Checked405.4
Missing5 
TOTAL747100.0
179) The following is an activity related to environmental issues. For this activity, indicate whether or not over the last year you or someone in your household: (1) has made a real effort to do it on a regular basis, (2) has done it from time to time when it's convenient, or (3) has not done it. - recycle items like newspapers, cans, bottles, etc. (YRRECYCL)
TOTAL%
1) Do on a regular basis65687.8
2) Do from time to time648.6
3) Do not do192.5
4) Not available option81.1
Missing5 
TOTAL747100.0
180) The following is an activity related to environmental issues. For this activity, indicate whether or not over the last year you or someone in your household: (1) has made a real effort to do it on a regular basis, (2) has done it from time to time when it's convenient, or (3) has not done it.- try to buy products made from, or packaged in, recycled material (YRBUYRE)
TOTAL%
1) Do on a regular basis23731.9
2) Do from time to time39152.7
3) Do not do11014.8
4) Not available option40.5
Missing10 
TOTAL742100.0
181) The following is an activity related to environmental issues. For this activity, indicate whether or not over the last year you or someone in your household: (1) has made a real effort to do it on a regular basis, (2) has done it from time to time when it's convenient, or (3) has not done it. - cut down on the use of automobiles by using public transportation, car pooling, bicycling, etc. (YRAUTOS)
TOTAL%
1) Do on a regular basis577.7
2) Do from time to time18024.4
3) Do not do34747.0
4) Not available option15420.9
Missing14 
TOTAL738100.0
182) The following is an activity related to environmental issues. For this activity, indicate whether or not over the last year you or someone in your household: (1) has made a real effort to do it on a regular basis, (2) has done it from time to time when it's convenient, or (3) has not done it. - write letters to politicians expressing opinions on environmental issues (YRLETTRS)
TOTAL%
1) Do on a regular basis182.4
2) Do from time to time10414.0
3) Do not do61983.2
4) Not available option30.4
Missing8 
TOTAL744100.0
183) The following is an activity related to environmental issues. For this activity, indicate whether or not over the last year you or someone in your household: (1) has made a real effort to do it on a regular basis, (2) has done it from time to time when it's convenient, or (3) has not done it. - volunteer time to an organization or program primarily concerned with environmental issues (YRVOLENV)
TOTAL%
1) Do on a regular basis334.4
2) Do from time to time10113.6
3) Do not do59880.5
4) Not available option111.5
Missing9 
TOTAL743100.0
184) The following is an activity related to environmental issues. For this activity, indicate whether or not over the last year you or someone in your household: (1) has made a real effort to do it on a regular basis, (2) has done it from time to time when it's convenient, or (3) has not done it. - take steps to reduce the amount of items your household puts into the waste system (YRHOUSE)
TOTAL%
1) Do on a regular basis36548.9
2) Do from time to time28838.6
3) Do not do9312.4
4) Not available option10.1
Missing5 
TOTAL747100.0
185) The following is an activity related to environmental issues. For this activity, indicate whether or not over the last year you or someone in your household: (1) has made a real effort to do it on a regular basis, (2) has done it from time to time when it's convenient, or (3) has not done it. - vote for or against a candidate for public office because of that candidate's stand on environmental issues. (YRVOTE)
TOTAL%
1) Do on a regular basis11515.4
2) Do from time to time26135.0
3) Do not do33344.6
4) Not available option375.0
Missing6 
TOTAL746100.0
186) The term "environmental problems" covers many specific topics. The following is something environmentalists have said is a problem for us. For this item, please indicate whether you think it is, in your opinion, one of our most serious environmental problems, or no more serious than other environmental problems, or one of our least serious environmental problems. - agricultural runoff (of pesticides, herbicides, etc.) (ENVAGRUN)
TOTAL%
1) Do on a regular basis38553.0
2) Do from time to time29841.0
3) Do not do233.2
4) Not available option212.9
Missing25 
TOTAL727100.0
187) The term "environmental problems" covers many specific topics. The following is something environmentalists have said is a problem for us. For this item, please indicate whether you think it is, in your opinion, one of our most serious environmental problems, or no more serious than other environmental problems, or one of our least serious environmental problems. - air pollution (ENVAIR)
TOTAL%
1) One of the most serious47565.5
2) No more serious than others23031.7
3) One of the least serious101.4
4) Don't know101.4
Missing27 
TOTAL725100.0
188) The term "environmental problems" covers many specific topics. The following is something environmentalists have said is a problem for us. For this item, please indicate whether you think it is, in your opinion, one of our most serious environmental problems, or no more serious than other environmental problems, or one of our least serious environmental problems. - climate change (global warming through the "greenhouse effect") (ENVCLIMT)
TOTAL%
1) One of the most serious26136.3
2) No more serious than others26436.7
3) One of the least serious14019.4
4) Don't know557.6
Missing32 
TOTAL720100.0
189) The term "environmental problems" covers many specific topics. The following is something environmentalists have said is a problem for us. For this item, please indicate whether you think it is, in your opinion, one of our most serious environmental problems, or no more serious than other environmental problems, or one of our least serious environmental problems. - consumer demand for more material goods in the U.S. and other wealthy nations (ENVDMAND)
TOTAL%
1) One of the most serious19527.2
2) No more serious than others29941.8
3) One of the least serious17023.7
4) Don't know527.3
Missing36 
TOTAL716100.0
190) The term "environmental problems" covers many specific topics. The following is something environmentalists have said is a problem for us. For this item, please indicate whether you think it is, in your opinion, one of our most serious environmental problems, or no more serious than other environmental problems, or one of our least serious environmental problems. - consumption of oil, gas, and other nonrenewable resources (ENVCNSMP)
TOTAL%
1) One of the most serious30442.5
2) No more serious than others31143.5
3) One of the least serious7710.8
4) Don't know233.2
Missing37 
TOTAL715100.0
191) The term "environmental problems" covers many specific topics. The following is something environmentalists have said is a problem for us. For this item, please indicate whether you think it is, in your opinion, one of our most serious environmental problems, or no more serious than other environmental problems, or one of our least serious environmental problems. - destruction of natural areas and wildlife habitats from human encroachment (ENVDSTRC)
TOTAL%
1) One of the most serious39555.1
2) No more serious than others26436.8
3) One of the least serious486.7
4) Don't know101.4
Missing35 
TOTAL717100.0
192) The term "environmental problems" covers many specific topics. The following is something environmentalists have said is a problem for us. For this item, please indicate whether you think it is, in your opinion, one of our most serious environmental problems, or no more serious than other environmental problems, or one of our least serious environmental problems. - destruction of rain forests (ENVRAINF)
TOTAL%
1) One of the most serious49668.4
2) No more serious than others17323.9
3) One of the least serious405.5
4) Don't know162.2
Missing27 
TOTAL725100.0
193) The term "environmental problems" covers many specific topics. The following is something environmentalists have said is a problem for us. For this item, please indicate whether you think it is, in your opinion, one of our most serious environmental problems, or no more serious than other environmental problems, or one of our least serious environmental problems. - destruction of swamps and wetlands (ENVSWAMP)
TOTAL%
1) One of the most serious34448.1
2) No more serious than others28640.0
3) One of the least serious659.1
4) Don't know202.8
Missing37 
TOTAL715100.0
194) The term "environmental problems" covers many specific topics. The following is something environmentalists have said is a problem for us. For this item, please indicate whether you think it is, in your opinion, one of our most serious environmental problems, or no more serious than other environmental problems, or one of our least serious environmental problems. - destruction of the ozone layer in the upper atmosphere (ENVOZONE)
TOTAL%
1) One of the most serious38253.0
2) No more serious than others21930.4
3) One of the least serious7610.5
4) Don't know446.1
Missing31 
TOTAL721100.0
195) The term "environmental problems" covers many specific topics. The following is something environmentalists have said is a problem for us. For this item, please indicate whether you think it is, in your opinion, one of our most serious environmental problems, or no more serious than other environmental problems, or one of our least serious environmental problems. - environmental contamination from chemical waste disposal (ENVCHEM)
TOTAL%
1) One of the most serious42358.3
2) No more serious than others24433.6
3) One of the least serious314.3
4) Don't know283.9
Missing26 
TOTAL726100.0
196) The term "environmental problems" covers many specific topics. The following is something environmentalists have said is a problem for us. For this item, please indicate whether you think it is, in your opinion, one of our most serious environmental problems, or no more serious than other environmental problems, or one of our least serious environmental problems. - environmental contamination from nuclear waste disposal (ENVNUCLR)
TOTAL%
1) One of the most serious36350.3
2) No more serious than others24133.4
3) One of the least serious8111.2
4) Don't know375.1
Missing30 
TOTAL722100.0
197) The term "environmental problems" covers many specific topics. The following is something environmentalists have said is a problem for us. For this item, please indicate whether you think it is, in your opinion, one of our most serious environmental problems, or no more serious than other environmental problems, or one of our least serious environmental problems. - environmental contamination from disposal of household waste in landfills (ENVHOUSE)
TOTAL%
1) One of the most serious18325.3
2) No more serious than others40556.1
3) One of the least serious11315.7
4) Don't know212.9
Missing30 
TOTAL722100.0
198) The term "environmental problems" covers many specific topics. The following is something environmentalists have said is a problem for us. For this item, please indicate whether you think it is, in your opinion, one of our most serious environmental problems, or no more serious than other environmental problems, or one of our least serious environmental problems. - loss of species through extinction (ENVEXTNC)
TOTAL%
1) One of the most serious21730.1
2) No more serious than others28539.6
3) One of the least serious18926.3
4) Don't know294.0
Missing32 
TOTAL720100.0
199) The term "environmental problems" covers many specific topics. The following is something environmentalists have said is a problem for us. For this item, please indicate whether you think it is, in your opinion, one of our most serious environmental problems, or no more serious than other environmental problems, or one of our least serious environmental problems. - methane gas emissions from animal "residues" (ENVGAS)
TOTAL%
1) One of the most serious436.0
2) No more serious than others25034.8
3) One of the least serious33546.7
4) Don't know9012.5
Missing34 
TOTAL718100.0
200) The term "environmental problems" covers many specific topics. The following is something environmentalists have said is a problem for us. For this item, please indicate whether you think it is, in your opinion, one of our most serious environmental problems, or no more serious than other environmental problems, or one of our least serious environmental problems. - oil spillage from tankers and pipelines in lakes, rivers, oceans (ENVOIL)
TOTAL%
1) One of the most serious30942.7
2) No more serious than others31143.0
3) One of the least serious8311.5
4) Don't know202.8
Missing29 
TOTAL723100.0
201) The term "environmental problems" covers many specific topics. The following is something environmentalists have said is a problem for us. For this item, please indicate whether you think it is, in your opinion, one of our most serious environmental problems, or no more serious than other environmental problems, or one of our least serious environmental problems. - pesticide residues on food eaten by humans (ENVFOOD)
TOTAL%
1) One of the most serious25334.9
2) No more serious than others30742.4
3) One of the least serious13618.8
4) Don't know283.9
Missing28 
TOTAL724100.0
202) The term "environmental problems" covers many specific topics. The following is something environmentalists have said is a problem for us. For this item, please indicate whether you think it is, in your opinion, one of our most serious environmental problems, or no more serious than other environmental problems, or one of our least serious environmental problems. - radiation from nuclear power plants (ENVRADTN)
TOTAL%
1) One of the most serious22731.2
2) No more serious than others22931.5
3) One of the least serious22631.1
4) Don't know456.2
Missing25 
TOTAL727100.0
203) The term "environmental problems" covers many specific topics. The following is something environmentalists have said is a problem for us. For this item, please indicate whether you think it is, in your opinion, one of our most serious environmental problems, or no more serious than other environmental problems, or one of our least serious environmental problems. - rapid population growth in poor countries (ENVPOOR)
TOTAL%
1) One of the most serious40356.0
2) No more serious than others24834.4
3) One of the least serious436.0
4) Don't know263.6
Missing32 
TOTAL720100.0
204) The term "environmental problems" covers many specific topics. The following is something environmentalists have said is a problem for us. For this item, please indicate whether you think it is, in your opinion, one of our most serious environmental problems, or no more serious than other environmental problems, or one of our least serious environmental problems. - rapid population growth in general (ENVGEN)
TOTAL%
1) One of the most serious30342.2
2) No more serious than others32044.6
3) One of the least serious679.3
4) Don't know283.9
Missing34 
TOTAL718100.0
205) The term "environmental problems" covers many specific topics. The following is something environmentalists have said is a problem for us. For this item, please indicate whether you think it is, in your opinion, one of our most serious environmental problems, or no more serious than other environmental problems, or one of our least serious environmental problems. - release of radon gas and other naturally-occurring radiation (ENVRADON)
TOTAL%
1) One of the most serious8611.9
2) No more serious than others30141.7
3) One of the least serious27538.1
4) Don't know598.2
Missing31 
TOTAL721100.0
206) The term "environmental problems" covers many specific topics. The following is something environmentalists have said is a problem for us. For this item, please indicate whether you think it is, in your opinion, one of our most serious environmental problems, or no more serious than other environmental problems, or one of our least serious environmental problems. - soil erosion (ENVSOIL)
TOTAL%
1) One of the most serious17123.9
2) No more serious than others38854.2
3) One of the least serious13318.6
4) Don't know243.4
Missing36 
TOTAL716100.0
207) The term "environmental problems" covers many specific topics. The following is something environmentalists have said is a problem for us. For this item, please indicate whether you think it is, in your opinion, one of our most serious environmental problems, or no more serious than other environmental problems, or one of our least serious environmental problems. - strip mining of coal, iron, copper, etc. (ENVMNING)
TOTAL%
1) One of the most serious12617.5
2) No more serious than others40556.1
3) One of the least serious15321.2
4) Don't know385.3
Missing30 
TOTAL722100.0
208) The term "environmental problems" covers many specific topics. The following is something environmentalists have said is a problem for us. For this item, please indicate whether you think it is, in your opinion, one of our most serious environmental problems, or no more serious than other environmental problems, or one of our least serious environmental problems. - too many people living in the small spaces of large cities (ENVPEOPL)
TOTAL%
1) One of the most serious16623.1
2) No more serious than others33446.5
3) One of the least serious18425.6
4) Don't know354.9
Missing33 
TOTAL719100.0
209) The term "environmental problems" covers many specific topics. The following is something environmentalists have said is a problem for us. For this item, please indicate whether you think it is, in your opinion, one of our most serious environmental problems, or no more serious than other environmental problems, or one of our least serious environmental problems. - use of chemical weed and bug killers in residential areas (ENVKLLRS)
TOTAL%
1) One of the most serious14720.3
2) No more serious than others36350.1
3) One of the least serious19226.5
4) Don't know223.0
Missing28 
TOTAL724100.0
210) The term "environmental problems" covers many specific topics. The following is something environmentalists have said is a problem for us. For this item, please indicate whether you think it is, in your opinion, one of our most serious environmental problems, or no more serious than other environmental problems, or one of our least serious environmental problems. - water pollution from disposal of waste products by manufacturing plants (ENVMANUF)
TOTAL%
1) One of the most serious36650.3
2) No more serious than others30141.3
3) One of the least serious435.9
4) Don't know182.5
Missing24 
TOTAL728100.0
211) The term "environmental problems" covers many specific topics. The following is something environmentalists have said is a problem for us. For this item, please indicate whether you think it is, in your opinion, one of our most serious environmental problems, or no more serious than other environmental problems, or one of our least serious environmental problems. - water pollution caused by seepage from homes and offices (ENVHOMES)
TOTAL%
1) One of the most serious14920.6
2) No more serious than others34247.4
3) One of the least serious19727.3
4) Don't know344.7
Missing30 
TOTAL722100.0
212) How willing would you be to pay much higher prices to protect the environment? (WILPRICE)
TOTAL%
1) Very willing8411.7
2) Fairly willing33646.7
3) Neither willing nor unwilling13518.8
4) Not very willing12317.1
5) Not at all willing415.7
Missing33 
TOTAL719100.0
213) How willing would you be to pay much higher taxes to protect the environment? (WILTAX)
TOTAL%
1) Very willing567.8
2) Fairly willing24434.0
3) Neither willing nor unwilling17123.8
4) Not very willing15321.3
5) Not at all willing9413.1
Missing34 
TOTAL718100.0
214) How willing would you be to accept cuts in your standard of living to protect the environment? (WILSOL)
TOTAL%
1) Very willing9413.0
2) Fairly willing30842.7
3) Neither willing nor unwilling15421.4
4) Not very willing12917.9
5) Not at all willing365.0
Missing31 
TOTAL721100.0
215) The following is an organization that works with environmental issues. For this organization, please indicate to the best of your knowledge the extent to which its views match those of your own. - Ducks Unlimited (ORGDUCKS)
TOTAL%
1) All of the time324.5
2) Most of the time15922.4
3) Some of the time13919.6
4) Never131.8
5) Not familiar with organization36651.6
Missing43 
TOTAL709100.0
216) The following is an organization that works with environmental issues. For this organization, please indicate to the best of your knowledge the extent to which its views match those of your own. - Earth First (ORGE1ST)
TOTAL%
1) All of the time111.6
2) Most of the time568.0
3) Some of the time8612.3
4) Never456.4
5) Not familiar with organization50471.8
Missing50 
TOTAL702100.0
217) The following is an organization that works with environmental issues. For this organization, please indicate to the best of your knowledge the extent to which its views match those of your own. - Environmental Defense Fund (ORGEDFND)
TOTAL%
1) All of the time182.5
2) Most of the time618.6
3) Some of the time11916.9
4) Never436.1
5) Not familiar with organization46565.9
Missing46 
TOTAL706100.0
218) The following is an organization that works with environmental issues. For this organization, please indicate to the best of your knowledge the extent to which its views match those of your own. - Global Climate Coalition (ORGGCC)
TOTAL%
1) All of the time81.1
2) Most of the time375.3
3) Some of the time7911.2
4) Never436.1
5) Not familiar with organization53676.2
Missing49 
TOTAL703100.0
219) The following is an organization that works with environmental issues. For this organization, please indicate to the best of your knowledge the extent to which its views match those of your own. - Greenpeace (ORGGRNPC)
TOTAL%
1) All of the time273.8
2) Most of the time12818.1
3) Some of the time30443.0
4) Never12117.1
5) Not familiar with organization12718.0
Missing45 
TOTAL707100.0
220) The following is an organization that works with environmental issues. For this organization, please indicate to the best of your knowledge the extent to which its views match those of your own. - Humane Society of America (ORGHSAM)
TOTAL%
1) All of the time7110.0
2) Most of the time25636.2
3) Some of the time21129.8
4) Never172.4
5) Not familiar with organization15221.5
Missing45 
TOTAL707100.0
221) The following is an organization that works with environmental issues. For this organization, please indicate to the best of your knowledge the extent to which its views match those of your own. - Izaac Walton League (ORGIWL)
TOTAL%
1) All of the time142.0
2) Most of the time7710.9
3) Some of the time9914.1
4) Never121.7
5) Not familiar with organization50271.3
Missing48 
TOTAL704100.0
222) The following is an organization that works with environmental issues. For this organization, please indicate to the best of your knowledge the extent to which its views match those of your own. - National Audubon Society (ORGNASOC)
TOTAL%
1) All of the time9012.7
2) Most of the time32045.0
3) Some of the time19827.8
4) Never50.7
5) Not familiar with organization9813.8
Missing41 
TOTAL711100.0
223) The following is an organization that works with environmental issues. For this organization, please indicate to the best of your knowledge the extent to which its views match those of your own. - National Wetlands Coalition (ORGNWC)
TOTAL%
1) All of the time446.3
2) Most of the time14420.5
3) Some of the time15221.7
4) Never243.4
5) Not familiar with organization33848.1
Missing50 
TOTAL702100.0
224) The following is an organization that works with environmental issues. For this organization, please indicate to the best of your knowledge the extent to which its views match those of your own. - The Nature Conservancy (ORGNCONS)
TOTAL%
1) All of the time7911.2
2) Most of the time15922.5
3) Some of the time12517.7
4) Never142.0
5) Not familiar with organization32946.6
Missing46 
TOTAL706100.0
225) The following is an organization that works with environmental issues. For this organization, please indicate to the best of your knowledge the extent to which its views match those of your own. - Sierra Club (ORGSIERA)
TOTAL%
1) All of the time466.5
2) Most of the time16523.3
3) Some of the time26938.0
4) Never608.5
5) Not familiar with organization16723.6
Missing45 
TOTAL707100.0
226) The following is an organization that works with environmental issues. For this organization, please indicate to the best of your knowledge the extent to which its views match those of your own. - World Wildlife Fund (ORGWWFND)
TOTAL%
1) All of the time598.4
2) Most of the time14821.0
3) Some of the time14720.9
4) Never172.4
5) Not familiar with organization33447.4
Missing47 
TOTAL705100.0
227) Are you a member of any group whose main aim is to preserve or protect the environment? (MEMBRGRP)
TOTAL%
1) No58481.9
2) Yes12918.1
Missing39 
TOTAL713100.0
228) In your opinion, does the following term or phrase describe you or not? - conservationist (OPCONSRV)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, definitely15121.2
2) Yes, probably37152.1
3) Not sure8612.1
4) No, probably not8311.7
5) No, definitely not212.9
Missing40 
TOTAL712100.0
229) In your opinion, does the following term or phrase describe you or not? - eco-feminist (OPECOFEM)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, definitely50.7
2) Yes, probably446.3
3) Not sure19127.6
4) No, probably not17925.8
5) No, definitely not27439.5
Missing59 
TOTAL693100.0
230) In your opinion, does the following term or phrase describe you or not? - environmental activist (OPENVACT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, definitely162.3
2) Yes, probably679.6
3) Not sure9613.7
4) No, probably not31044.2
5) No, definitely not21230.2
Missing51 
TOTAL701100.0
231) In your opinion, does the following term or phrase describe you or not? - environmentalist (OPENVIST)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, definitely7410.4
2) Yes, probably28840.5
3) Not sure12016.9
4) No, probably not16823.6
5) No, definitely not618.6
Missing41 
TOTAL711100.0
232) In your opinion, does the following term or phrase describe you or not?- naturalist (OPNATLST)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, definitely7310.3
2) Yes, probably27238.4
3) Not sure18325.8
4) No, probably not14420.3
5) No, definitely not375.2
Missing43 
TOTAL709100.0
233) In your opinion, does the following term or phrase describe you or not? - preservationist (OPPRESRV)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, definitely689.7
2) Yes, probably32345.9
3) Not sure18225.9
4) No, probably not9613.6
5) No, definitely not355.0
Missing48 
TOTAL704100.0
234) In your opinion, does the following term or phrase describe you or not? - steward of God's creation (OPSTEWRD)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, definitely25635.6
2) Yes, probably38152.9
3) Not sure588.1
4) No, probably not212.9
5) No, definitely not40.6
Missing32 
TOTAL720100.0
235) In your opinion, does the following term or phrase describe you or not? - supporter of animal rights (OPANIMRT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, definitely8311.7
2) Yes, probably23332.8
3) Not sure12317.3
4) No, probably not18425.9
5) No, definitely not8812.4
Missing41 
TOTAL711100.0
236) In the last year, about how often have you taken part in the following outdoor activity? - bicycling (ACTBCYCL)
TOTAL%
1) Never36449.7
2) Once or twice14720.1
3) Three or four times7510.2
4) Five or more times14720.1
Missing19 
TOTAL733100.0
237) In the last year, about how often have you taken part in the following outdoor activity? - bird watching (ACTBIRD)
TOTAL%
1) Never21729.5
2) Once or twice17724.1
3) Three or four times8311.3
4) Five or more times25835.1
Missing17 
TOTAL735100.0
238) In the last year, about how often have you taken part in the following outdoor activity? - boating/canoeing/sailing (ACTBOAT)
TOTAL%
1) Never34246.4
2) Once or twice20527.8
3) Three or four times7610.3
4) Five or more times11415.5
Missing15 
TOTAL737100.0
239) In the last year, about how often have you taken part in the following outdoor activity? - camping (ACTCAMP)
TOTAL%
1) Never49267.4
2) Once or twice14119.3
3) Three or four times486.6
4) Five or more times496.7
Missing22 
TOTAL730100.0
240) In the last year, about how often have you taken part in the following outdoor activity? - fishing (ACTFISH)
TOTAL%
1) Never44360.9
2) Once or twice13718.8
3) Three or four times689.3
4) Five or more times8011.0
Missing24 
TOTAL728100.0
241) In the last year, about how often have you taken part in the following outdoor activity? - gardening/yard work (ACTYARD)
TOTAL%
1) Never314.2
2) Once or twice263.5
3) Three or four times638.6
4) Five or more times61583.7
Missing17 
TOTAL735100.0
242) In the last year, about how often have you taken part in the following outdoor activity? - hiking/backpacking (ACTHIKNG)
TOTAL%
1) Never41656.8
2) Once or twice13818.9
3) Three or four times7610.4
4) Five or more times10213.9
Missing20 
TOTAL732100.0
243) In the last year, about how often have you taken part in the following outdoor activity? - walking/running/jogging (ACTWALK)
TOTAL%
1) Never425.7
2) Once or twice527.0
3) Three or four times456.1
4) Five or more times60181.2
Missing12 
TOTAL740100.0
244) In the last year, about how often have you taken part in the following outdoor activity? - skiing/ice skating (ACTSKI)
TOTAL%
1) Never57978.9
2) Once or twice8010.9
3) Three or four times243.3
4) Five or more times516.9
Missing18 
TOTAL734100.0
245) In the last year, about how often have you taken part in the following outdoor activity? - water sports (swimming, boating, water skiing, canoeing, etc.) (ACTWATER)
TOTAL%
1) Never22030.3
2) Once or twice13017.9
3) Three or four times10113.9
4) Five or more times27537.9
Missing26 
TOTAL726100.0
246) In the last year, about how often have you taken part in the following outdoor activity? - visiting a local/city/county park (ACTLCLPK)
TOTAL%
1) Never608.2
2) Once or twice19226.4
3) Three or four times17123.5
4) Five or more times30541.9
Missing24 
TOTAL728100.0
247) In the last year, about how often have you taken part in the following outdoor activity? - visiting a national park (ACTNTLPK)
TOTAL%
1) Never25535.1
2) Once or twice29340.3
3) Three or four times10814.9
4) Five or more times719.8
Missing25 
TOTAL727100.0
248) In the last year, about how often have you taken part in the following outdoor activity? - visiting a state park (ACTSTPK)
TOTAL%
1) Never13521.1
2) Once or twice29045.3
3) Three or four times11317.7
4) Five or more times10215.9
Missing112 
TOTAL640100.0
249) To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statement? - We believe too often in science and technology, and not enough in feelings and faith. (AGSCINCE)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree9813.3
2) Agree30941.9
3) Neither agree nor disagree21328.9
4) Disagree9913.4
5) Strongly disagree182.4
Missing15 
TOTAL737100.0
250) To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statement? - Any change humans cause in nature -no matter how scientific- is likely to make things worse. (AGNATR)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree233.1
2) Agree8611.6
3) Neither agree nor disagree20427.6
4) Disagree34947.2
5) Strongly disagree7710.4
Missing13 
TOTAL739100.0
251) To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statement? - New technologies will surely come along to solve environmental problems before they get out of hand. (AGTECH)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree111.5
2) Agree14619.7
3) Neither agree nor disagree27136.6
4) Disagree27136.6
5) Strongly disagree415.5
Missing12 
TOTAL740100.0
252) To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statement? - We worry too much about the future of the environment, and not enough about prices and jobs today. (AGTODAY)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree101.4
2) Agree9212.4
3) Neither agree nor disagree15821.4
4) Disagree40054.1
5) Strongly disagree8010.8
Missing12 
TOTAL740100.0
253) To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statement? - Almost everything we do in modern life harms the environment. (AGHARMS)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree121.6
2) Agree14619.8
3) Neither agree nor disagree16822.8
4) Disagree34847.3
5) Strongly disagree628.4
Missing16 
TOTAL736100.0
254) To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statement? - No new nuclear energy reactors should be built until a permanent solution for disposing of radioactive waste has been devised. (AGNUCLR)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree16121.8
2) Agree23832.2
3) Neither agree nor disagree14419.5
4) Disagree14119.1
5) Strongly disagree557.4
Missing13 
TOTAL739100.0
255) To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statement? - As creatures made by God, animals have inherent value in God's sight. (AGANIMLS)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree18124.6
2) Agree41356.0
3) Neither agree nor disagree9913.4
4) Disagree364.9
5) Strongly disagree81.1
Missing15 
TOTAL737100.0
256) To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statement? - Animals should have the same moral rights that human beings do. (AGANMORL)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree375.0
2) Agree9212.6
3) Neither agree nor disagree17824.3
4) Disagree28238.5
5) Strongly disagree14419.6
Missing19 
TOTAL733100.0
257) To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statement? - Human beings developed from earlier species of animals. (AGSPCIES)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree8812.0
2) Agree14519.8
3) Neither agree nor disagree14720.1
4) Disagree17223.5
5) Strongly disagree18024.6
Missing20 
TOTAL732100.0
258) To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statement? - Humans should respect nature because it was created by God. (AGNTRGOD)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree37450.5
2) Agree32644.1
3) Neither agree nor disagree273.6
4) Disagree101.4
5) Strongly disagree30.4
Missing12 
TOTAL740100.0
259) To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statement? - People worry too much about human progress harming the environment. (AGPRGRSS)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree212.9
2) Agree14920.2
3) Neither agree nor disagree15921.6
4) Disagree35448.1
5) Strongly disagree537.2
Missing16 
TOTAL736100.0
260) To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statement? - Nature would be at peace and in harmony if only human beings would leave it alone. (AGPEACE)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree202.7
2) Agree12917.5
3) Neither agree nor disagree23331.5
4) Disagree30240.9
5) Strongly disagree557.4
Missing13 
TOTAL739100.0
261) To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statement? - It is right to use animals for medical testing if it might save human lives. (AGMEDTST)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree15020.3
2) Agree40654.9
3) Neither agree nor disagree12016.2
4) Disagree415.5
5) Strongly disagree233.1
Missing12 
TOTAL740100.0
262) To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statement? - Nature is really a fierce struggle for survival of the fittest. (AGFITEST)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree8512.2
2) Agree36752.7
3) Neither agree nor disagree16523.7
4) Disagree7811.2
5) Strongly disagree20.3
Missing55 
TOTAL697100.0
263) To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statement? - Economic growth always harms the environment. (AGGROWTH)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree71.0
2) Agree8512.2
3) Neither agree nor disagree17024.4
4) Disagree38555.3
5) Strongly disagree497.0
Missing56 
TOTAL696100.0
264) To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statement? - First come economic security and well-being, then we can worry about environmental problems. (AGENV2ND)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree50.7
2) Agree699.9
3) Neither agree nor disagree16924.2
4) Disagree40057.2
5) Strongly disagree568.0
Missing53 
TOTAL699100.0
265) To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statement? - To improve the standard of living for people everywhere, those of us in wealthy countries need to simplify our lifestyles. (AGIMPSOL)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree507.1
2) Agree27539.3
3) Neither agree nor disagree17725.3
4) Disagree16723.9
5) Strongly disagree314.4
Missing52 
TOTAL700100.0
266) To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statement? - The high birth rate in poor countries is more of a problem for the environment than the industrial pollution in wealthy countries. (AGBIRTHS)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree385.4
2) Agree14020.1
3) Neither agree nor disagree27639.5
4) Disagree21731.1
5) Strongly disagree273.9
Missing54 
TOTAL698100.0
267) To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statement? - One thing I enjoy most in life is going someplace like the woods, mountains, or the ocean to be surrounded by nature. (AGWOODS)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree27639.2
2) Agree33747.9
3) Neither agree nor disagree649.1
4) Disagree233.3
5) Strongly disagree40.6
Missing48 
TOTAL704100.0
268) To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statement? - Setting aside more land for parks and wilderness should be a national priority. (AGMRLAND)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree14320.3
2) Agree31344.3
3) Neither agree nor disagree16923.9
4) Disagree7110.1
5) Strongly disagree101.4
Missing46 
TOTAL706100.0
269) To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statement? - Nature is far more beautiful than things made by humankind. (AGBEAUTY)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree21530.6
2) Agree27338.9
3) Neither agree nor disagree15421.9
4) Disagree568.0
5) Strongly disagree40.6
Missing50 
TOTAL702100.0
270) To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statement? - I often feel the presence of God when I am out in nature. (AGGODNTR)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree38154.0
2) Agree28840.9
3) Neither agree nor disagree314.4
4) Disagree40.6
5) Strongly disagree10.1
Missing47 
TOTAL705100.0
271) Please choose the statement that is closest to your views. (YOURVIEW)
TOTAL%
1) Nature is sacred because it is created by God.44464.3
2) Nature is spiritual or sacred in itself.10314.9
3) Nature is important, but not spiritual or sacred.14320.7
Missing62 
TOTAL690100.0
272) What is the highest level of education completed by you? - Completed eighth grade (EDUC8)
TOTAL%
1) Checked2100.0
Missing750 
TOTAL2100.0
273) What is the highest level of education completed by you? - Some high school (EDUCSHS)
TOTAL%
1) Checked7100.0
Missing745 
TOTAL7100.0
274) What is the highest level of education completed by you? - High School Diploma (EDUCHSGD)
TOTAL%
1) Checked58100.0
Missing694 
TOTAL58100.0
275) What is the highest level of education completed by you? - Some college (EDUCSMCL)
TOTAL%
1) Checked136100.0
Missing616 
TOTAL136100.0
276) What is the highest level of education completed by you? - Graduated from college (EDUCCLGD)
TOTAL%
1) Checked171100.0
Missing581 
TOTAL171100.0
277) What is the highest level of education completed by you? - Some graduate work (EDUCSMGD)
TOTAL%
1) Checked99100.0
Missing653 
TOTAL99100.0
278) What is the highest level of education completed by you? - Graduate degree (EDUCGRAD)
TOTAL%
1) Checked237100.0
Missing515 
TOTAL237100.0
279) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ARE MARRIED. What is the highest level of education completed by your spouse? - Less than eight years of formal education (SPEDLS8)
TOTAL%
2) Checked1100.0
Missing751 
TOTAL1100.0
280) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ARE MARRIED. What is the highest level of education completed by your spouse? - Completed eighth grade (SPED8)
TOTAL%
2) Checked1100.0
Missing751 
TOTAL1100.0
281) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ARE MARRIED. What is the highest level of education completed by your spouse? - Some high school (SPEDSMHS)
TOTAL%
2) Checked4100.0
Missing748 
TOTAL4100.0
282) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ARE MARRIED. What is the highest level of education completed by your spouse? - High school diploma (SPEDHSGD)
TOTAL%
2) Checked75100.0
Missing677 
TOTAL75100.0
283) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ARE MARRIED. What is the highest level of education completed by your spouse? - Some college (SPEDSMCL)
TOTAL%
2) Checked151100.0
Missing601 
TOTAL151100.0
284) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ARE MARRIED. What is the highest level of education completed by your spouse? - Graduated from college (SPEDCLGD)
TOTAL%
2) Checked166100.0
Missing586 
TOTAL166100.0
285) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ARE MARRIED. What is the highest level of education completed by your spouse? - Some graduate work (SPEDSMGD)
TOTAL%
2) Checked51100.0
Missing701 
TOTAL51100.0
286) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ARE MARRIED. What is the highest level of education completed by your spouse? - Graduate Degree (SPEDGRAD)
TOTAL%
2) Checked166100.0
Missing586 
TOTAL166100.0
287) Of the environmental problems, which one do you think is the most serious environmental problem at the present time? (ENVRN1)
TOTAL%
1) Agricultural runoff (pesticides, herbicides, etc.)263.7
2) Air pollution10915.7
3) Climate change (global warming through the "greenhouse effect")486.9
4) Consumer demand for material goods in the U.S. and other wealthy nations537.6
5) Consumption of oil, gas, and other nonrenewable resources314.5
6) Destruction of natural areas and wildlife habitats from human encroachment294.2
7) Destruction of rain forests568.1
8) Destruction of swamps and wetlands30.4
9) Destruction of the ozone layer in the upper atmosphere639.1
10) Environmental contamination from chemical waste disposal334.8
11) Environmental contamination from nuclear waste disposal426.1
12) Environmental contamination from disposal of household waste in landfills71.0
13) Loss of species through extinction60.9
15) Oil spillage from tankers and pipelines in lakes, rivers, oceans101.4
16) Pesticide residues on food eaten by humans172.4
17) Radiation from nuclear power plants60.9
18) Rapid population growth in poor countries405.8
19) Rapid population growth in general689.8
20) Release of radon gas and other naturally-occurring radiation20.3
21) Soil erosion40.6
22) Strip mining of coal, iron, copper, etc.20.3
23) Too many people living in the small spaces of large cities121.7
24) Use of chemical weed and bug killers in residential areas10.1
25) Water pollution from disposal of waste products by manufacturing plants263.7
Missing58 
TOTAL694100.0
288) Of the environmental problems, which one would you rate second in importance as a serious problem for the environment? (ENVRN2)
TOTAL%
1) Agricultural runoff (pesticides, herbicides, etc.)456.5
2) Air pollution9313.5
3) Climate change (global warming through the "greenhouse effect")426.1
4) Consumer demand for material goods in the U.S. and other wealthy nations192.8
5) Consumption of oil, gas, and other nonrenewable resources395.7
6) Destruction of natural areas and wildlife habitats from human encroachment416.0
7) Destruction of rain forests649.3
8) Destruction of swamps and wetlands152.2
9) Destruction of the ozone layer in the upper atmosphere487.0
10) Environmental contamination from chemical waste disposal497.1
11) Environmental contamination from nuclear waste disposal304.4
12) Environmental contamination from disposal of household waste in landfills101.5
13) Loss of species through extinction60.9
15) Oil spillage from tankers and pipelines in lakes, rivers, oceans142.0
16) Pesticide residues on food eaten by humans172.5
17) Radiation from nuclear power plants152.2
18) Rapid population growth in poor countries395.7
19) Rapid population growth in general284.1
20) Release of radon gas and other naturally-occurring radiation10.1
21) Soil erosion40.6
22) Strip mining of coal, iron, copper, etc.20.3
23) Too many people living in the small spaces of large cities152.2
24) Use of chemical weed and bug killers in residential areas30.4
25) Water pollution from disposal of waste products by manufacturing plants446.4
26) Water pollution caused by seepage from homes and offices60.9
Missing63 
TOTAL689100.0
289) Of the environmental problems, which one would you rate third in importance as a serious problem for the environment? (ENVRN3)
TOTAL%
1) Agricultural runoff (pesticides, herbicides, etc.)314.6
2) Air pollution487.1
3) Climate change (global warming through the "greenhouse effect")294.3
4) Consumer demand for material goods in the U.S. and other wealthy nations192.8
5) Consumption of oil, gas, and other nonrenewable resources416.1
6) Destruction of natural areas and wildlife habitats from human encroachment405.9
7) Destruction of rain forests7210.6
8) Destruction of swamps and wetlands162.4
9) Destruction of the ozone layer in the upper atmosphere395.8
10) Environmental contamination from chemical waste disposal487.1
11) Environmental contamination from nuclear waste disposal314.6
12) Environmental contamination from disposal of household waste in landfills192.8
13) Loss of species through extinction162.4
14) Methane gas emissions from animal "residues"20.3
15) Oil spillage from tankers and pipelines in lakes, rivers, oceans213.1
16) Pesticide residues on food eaten by humans345.0
17) Radiation from nuclear power plants81.2
18) Rapid population growth in poor countries294.3
19) Rapid population growth in general365.3
21) Soil erosion131.9
22) Strip mining of coal, iron, copper, etc.40.6
23) Too many people living in the small spaces of large cities243.5
24) Use of chemical weed and bug killers in residential areas91.3
25) Water pollution from disposal of waste products by manufacturing plants436.4
26) Water pollution caused by seepage from homes and offices50.7
Missing75 
TOTAL677100.0
290) Sample (SAMPLE)
TOTAL%
2) Elders752100.0
TOTAL752100.0
291) I-GENDER: What is your sex? (for use with online analysis) (I-GENDER)
TOTAL%
1) Female36648.8
2) Male38451.2
Missing2 
TOTAL750100.0
292) I-MARITAL: What is your present marital status? (for use with online analysis) (I-MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Married64787.2
2) Not married9512.8
Missing10 
TOTAL742100.0
293) 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) Democrat17924.1
2) Independent12516.8
3) Republican42356.9
4) Other172.3
Missing8 
TOTAL744100.0
294) 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) <20K365.1
1) 20K-49,99920628.9
2) 50K-99,99929241.0
3) 100K+17825.0
Missing40 
TOTAL712100.0
295) I-AGE: What is your present age? (recoded for use with online analysis) (I-AGE)
TOTAL%
0) <407510.1
1) 40-4917723.8
2) 50-6425934.8
3) 65+23431.4
Missing7 
TOTAL745100.0
296) I-RACE1: What is your race or origin? (recoded for use with online analysis) (I-RACE1)
TOTAL%
0) White73898.4
1) Black50.7
2) Asian20.3
3) Other50.7
Missing2 
TOTAL750100.0