Presbyterian Panel Survey, Feb 1998 - Books, Reading, and Study Resources, Elders

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All frequencies are raw numbers (no weights used).
1) Respondent identification number (NEWCODE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL79220600.86362
2) Of the books you have read or listened to on tape in the last year, how many (if any) were in the following category? - Fiction and literature: best-selling novels, other recent novels (FICNOVEL)
TOTAL%
1) Many12717.0
2) Several18524.8
3) A few23831.9
4) None19626.3
Missing46 
TOTAL746100.0
3) Of the books you have read or listened to on tape in the last year, how many (if any) were in the following category? - Fiction and literature: literature (FICLIT)
TOTAL%
1) Many446.5
2) Several8812.9
3) A few25036.7
4) None30044.0
Missing110 
TOTAL682100.0
4) Of the books you have read or listened to on tape in the last year, how many (if any) were in the following category? - Fiction and literature: mysteries/science fiction/westerns (FICMYST)
TOTAL%
1) Many8111.4
2) Several11716.5
3) A few17524.7
4) None33647.4
Missing83 
TOTAL709100.0
5) Of the books you have read or listened to on tape in the last year, how many (if any) were in the following category? - Fiction and literature: poetry (FICPOET)
TOTAL%
1) Many91.3
2) Several243.6
3) A few18327.3
4) None45567.8
Missing121 
TOTAL671100.0
6) Of the books you have read or listened to on tape in the last year, how many (if any) were in the following category? - Fiction and literature: religious fiction (FICRELIG)
TOTAL%
1) Many152.2
2) Several426.1
3) A few16824.6
4) None45867.1
Missing109 
TOTAL683100.0
7) Of the books you have read or listened to on tape in the last year, how many (if any) were in the following category? - Fiction and literature: romance novels (FICROMNC)
TOTAL%
1) Many152.2
2) Several334.8
3) A few12618.5
4) None50774.4
Missing111 
TOTAL681100.0
8) Of the books you have read or listened to on tape in the last year, how many (if any) were in the following category? - Non-fiction: history, current events, biography (NFHISTRY)
TOTAL%
1) Many587.9
2) Several15220.8
3) A few34146.6
4) None18024.6
Missing61 
TOTAL731100.0
9) Of the books you have read or listened to on tape in the last year, how many (if any) were in the following category? - Non-fiction: hobbies, crafts, sports (NFHOBBY)
TOTAL%
1) Many324.6
2) Several11716.8
3) A few25436.4
4) None29442.2
Missing95 
TOTAL697100.0
10) Of the books you have read or listened to on tape in the last year, how many (if any) were in the following category? - Non-fiction: personal finances and investing (NFFINAN)
TOTAL%
1) Many172.5
2) Several517.4
3) A few23834.6
4) None38155.5
Missing105 
TOTAL687100.0
11) Of the books you have read or listened to on tape in the last year, how many (if any) were in the following category? - Non-fiction: personal self-help, self-improvement, and well-being (NFSLFHLP)
TOTAL%
1) Many213.0
2) Several8312.0
3) A few28941.7
4) None30043.3
Missing99 
TOTAL693100.0
12) Of the books you have read or listened to on tape in the last year, how many (if any) were in the following category? - Non-fiction: science, nature (NFSCIENC)
TOTAL%
1) Many182.7
2) Several548.0
3) A few19428.8
4) None40860.5
Missing118 
TOTAL674100.0
13) Of the books you have read or listened to on tape in the last year, how many (if any) were in the following category? - Non-fiction: travel (NFTRAVEL)
TOTAL%
1) Many152.2
2) Several7510.8
3) A few28641.0
4) None32146.1
Missing95 
TOTAL697100.0
14) Of the books you have read or listened to on tape in the last year, how many (if any) were in the following category? - Bible study (NFBIBLE)
TOTAL%
1) Many709.6
2) Several19026.0
3) A few27838.1
4) None19226.3
Missing62 
TOTAL730100.0
15) Of the books you have read or listened to on tape in the last year, how many (if any) were in the following category? - devotions, prayers, inspiration (NFPRAYER)
TOTAL%
1) Many648.9
2) Several16022.2
3) A few30842.7
4) None18926.2
Missing71 
TOTAL721100.0
16) Of the books you have read or listened to on tape in the last year, how many (if any) were in the following category? - spiritual growth, faith development (NFGROWTH)
TOTAL%
1) Many446.2
2) Several11616.5
3) A few28640.6
4) None25936.7
Missing87 
TOTAL705100.0
17) Of the books you have read or listened to on tape in the last year, how many (if any) were in the following category? - theology, philosophy (NFPHIL)
TOTAL%
1) Many91.4
2) Several375.6
3) A few17726.6
4) None44266.5
Missing127 
TOTAL665100.0
18) Of the books you have read or listened to on tape in the last year, how many (if any) were in the following category? - other religious topics (e.g., church history, comparative religion) (NFOTHREL)
TOTAL%
1) Many152.2
2) Several415.9
3) A few20830.1
4) None42661.7
Missing102 
TOTAL690100.0
19) Approximately how many total books (other than the Bible) did you read during the last year? (Include audio books in the total.) (TTLBOOKS)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL77626.41162
20) How familiar are you with the following entity: the Presbyterian Publishing Corporation, or PPC? (FAMPPC)
TOTAL%
1) Very familiar303.8
2) Generally familiar14919.0
3) Slightly familiar28236.0
4) Not at all familiar32341.2
Missing8 
TOTAL784100.0
21) How familiar are you with the following entity: Westminster John Knox Press? (FAMWJKP)
TOTAL%
1) Very familiar384.9
2) Generally familiar15219.5
3) Slightly familiar31440.2
4) Not at all familiar27735.5
Missing11 
TOTAL781100.0
22) How familiar are you with the following entity: Geneva Press? (FAMGENVA)
TOTAL%
1) Very familiar141.8
2) Generally familiar8410.8
3) Slightly familiar27134.9
4) Not at all familiar40852.5
Missing15 
TOTAL777100.0
23) Were you aware (prior to receiving this survey) that: the Presbyterian Publishing Corporation is an official entity of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)? (AWRPPC)
TOTAL%
1) No40151.1
2) Yes38448.9
Missing7 
TOTAL785100.0
24) Were you aware (prior to receiving this survey) that: Westminster John Knox Press is an official entity of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)? (AWRWJKP)
TOTAL%
1) No46158.7
2) Yes32541.3
Missing6 
TOTAL786100.0
25) Were you aware (prior to receiving this survey) that: Geneva Press is an official entity of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)? (AWRGENVA)
TOTAL%
1) No65283.2
2) Yes13216.8
Missing8 
TOTAL784100.0
26) In the last year, have you purchased any books, hymnals, or software products that were published by Westminster John Knox Press (WJK) or Geneva Press? (PURBOOKS)
TOTAL%
1) No58674.6
2) Yes668.4
3) Not sure13316.9
Missing7 
TOTAL785100.0
27) In the last year, do you recall seeing any advertisements for Westminster John Knox Press or Geneva Press? (ADVPRESS)
TOTAL%
1) No71090.2
2) Yes779.8
Missing5 
TOTAL787100.0
28) (Asked only of respondents who answered "Yes" to ADVPRESS). Indicate where you saw these ads, as best you can remember. (ADVWHERE)
TOTAL%
1) Presbyterian Outlook510.0
2) Presbyterian Survey1530.0
3) Monday Morning12.0
4) Other Presbyterian magazines816.0
6) Catalog12.0
7) Mailings/Flyers510.0
8) Christian Century12.0
9) Christianity Today12.0
10) Other than a Presbyterian magazine36.0
11) Library24.0
12) Cokesbury24.0
99) All other612.0
Missing742 
TOTAL50100.0
29) (Asked only of respondents who answered "Yes" to ADVPRESS). Indicate where you saw these ads, as best you can remember. (ADVWHER2)
TOTAL%
2) Presbyterian Survey337.5
8) Christian Century112.5
10) Other than a Presbyterian magazine225.0
12) Cokesbury112.5
99) All other112.5
Missing784 
TOTAL8100.0
30) How frequently (in the last year) have you personally visited: a Cokesbury Bookstore? (FREQCOKE)
TOTAL%
2) Two to three times a month10.1
3) Once a month50.7
4) A few times516.8
5) Once or twice9612.8
6) Never59579.5
Missing44 
TOTAL748100.0
31) How frequently (in the last year) have you personally visited: other religious bookstores? (FREQRELG)
TOTAL%
1) Once a week20.3
2) Two to three times a month152.0
3) Once a month526.8
4) A few times25733.5
5) Once or twice23330.4
6) Never20827.1
Missing25 
TOTAL767100.0
32) How frequently (in the last year) have you personally visited: general purpose retail bookstores (either national chains or independents)? (FREQGEN)
TOTAL%
1) Once a week131.7
2) Two to three times a month9712.4
3) Once a month20325.9
4) A few times31940.7
5) Once or twice10413.3
6) Never486.1
Missing8 
TOTAL784100.0
33) How frequently (in the last year) have you personally visited: warehouse/discount bookstores? (FREQDISC)
TOTAL%
1) Once a week10.1
2) Two to three times a month344.5
3) Once a month729.5
4) A few times19625.8
5) Once or twice14118.5
6) Never31741.7
Missing31 
TOTAL761100.0
34) How frequently (in the last year) have you personally visited: an on-line (Internet) bookstore? (FREQONLN)
TOTAL%
1) Once a week20.3
2) Two to three times a month101.3
3) Once a month91.2
4) A few times557.3
5) Once or twice597.8
6) Never62282.2
Missing35 
TOTAL757100.0
35) How frequently (in the last year) have you personally visited: PPC's website (www.pcusa.org/ppc/)? (FREQWEBS)
TOTAL%
2) Two to three times a month10.1
3) Once a month20.3
4) A few times131.7
5) Once or twice192.5
6) Never72095.4
Missing37 
TOTAL755100.0
36) How close do you live to the nearest Cokesbury Bookstore? (LIVECOKE)
TOTAL%
1) Less than one hour away15019.1
2) One to two hours away8610.9
3) Three or more hours away364.6
4) Don't know51465.4
Missing6 
TOTAL786100.0
37) Do you regularly review Cokesbury catalogs? (REGCOKE)
TOTAL%
1) No69788.5
2) Yes648.1
3) Not sure273.4
Missing4 
TOTAL788100.0
38) In the last year, have you read the following periodical?- Christian Century (PERCCENT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, regularly30.4
2) Yes, occasionally141.9
3) Yes, rarely294.0
4) No, never68493.7
Missing62 
TOTAL730100.0
39) In the last year, have you read the following periodical?- Christian Ministry (PERCMIN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, regularly10.1
2) Yes, occasionally111.5
3) Yes, rarely243.3
4) No, never69095.0
Missing66 
TOTAL726100.0
40) In the last year, have you read the following periodical?- Christianity Today (PERCTDAY)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, regularly212.9
2) Yes, occasionally628.4
3) Yes, rarely8411.4
4) No, never56977.3
Missing56 
TOTAL736100.0
41) In the last year, have you read the following periodical?- Interpretation (PERINTRP)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, regularly30.4
2) Yes, occasionally101.4
3) Yes, rarely182.5
4) No, never68695.7
Missing75 
TOTAL717100.0
42) In the last year, have you read the following periodical?- Horizons (PERHORIZ)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, regularly597.9
2) Yes, occasionally9612.8
3) Yes, rarely11415.2
4) No, never47964.0
Missing44 
TOTAL748100.0
43) In the last year, have you read the following periodical?- your synod's newsletter/newspaper (PERSYNOD)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, regularly30239.0
2) Yes, occasionally21227.4
3) Yes, rarely10513.5
4) No, never15620.1
Missing17 
TOTAL775100.0
44) In the last year, have you read the following periodical?- Presbyterian Outlook (PERPOUTL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, regularly9712.7
2) Yes, occasionally13918.3
3) Yes, rarely12015.8
4) No, never40553.2
Missing31 
TOTAL761100.0
45) In the last year, have you read the following periodical?- Presbyterians Today (PERPTDAY)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, regularly16321.2
2) Yes, occasionally17022.1
3) Yes, rarely13918.1
4) No, never29638.5
Missing24 
TOTAL768100.0
46) In the last year, have you read the following periodical?- Monday Morning (PERMONDY)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, regularly91.2
2) Yes, occasionally192.6
3) Yes, rarely375.0
4) No, never67991.3
Missing48 
TOTAL744100.0
47) In the last year, have you read the following periodical?- Theology Today (PERTHEOL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, regularly30.4
2) Yes, occasionally101.4
3) Yes, rarely172.3
4) No, never70995.9
Missing53 
TOTAL739100.0
48) In the last year, have you read the following periodical?- These Days (PERDAYS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, regularly10413.7
2) Yes, occasionally7810.2
3) Yes, rarely678.8
4) No, never51267.3
Missing31 
TOTAL761100.0
49) In the last year, have you read the following periodical?- The New York Review of Books or New York Times Book Review (PERNYTMS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, regularly364.8
2) Yes, occasionally8611.4
3) Yes, rarely8911.8
4) No, never54171.9
Missing40 
TOTAL752100.0
50) In the last year, have you read the following periodical?- House Beautiful, Southern Living, Martha Stewart's Living, or other home magazine (PERHOME)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, regularly15420.2
2) Yes, occasionally18624.4
3) Yes, rarely16421.5
4) No, never25833.9
Missing30 
TOTAL762100.0
51) In the last year, have you read the following periodical?- Business Week, Fortune, Forbes, or other business magazine (PERBUSIN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, regularly10013.2
2) Yes, occasionally18324.2
3) Yes, rarely21027.8
4) No, never26334.8
Missing36 
TOTAL756100.0
52) In the last year, have you read the following periodical?- Redbook, Glamour, or other "women's" magazine (PERWOMNS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, regularly425.7
2) Yes, occasionally10113.7
3) Yes, rarely12817.3
4) No, never46763.3
Missing54 
TOTAL738100.0
53) In the last year, have you read the following periodical?- professional journals or periodicals related to your job (PERPROF)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, regularly25734.7
2) Yes, occasionally16822.7
3) Yes, rarely9312.6
4) No, never22230.0
Missing52 
TOTAL740100.0
54) In the last year, have you read the following periodical?- magazines related to hobbies, sports, or leisure activities (PERHOBBY)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, regularly19025.0
2) Yes, occasionally28237.2
3) Yes, rarely17122.5
4) No, never11615.3
Missing33 
TOTAL759100.0
55) Have you participated in a church-related study group of any type (other than church school) in the last year? (CHRSTUDY)
TOTAL%
1) No31641.6
2) Yes44458.4
Missing32 
TOTAL760100.0
56) (Asked only of respondents who answered "Yes" to CHRSTUDY). How many groups did you take part in? (NUMSTUDY)
TOTAL%
1) 13433.4
2) 15438.4
3) 6616.5
4) 133.2
5) 112.7
6) 82.0
7) 30.7
8) 20.5
10) 10.2
12) 10.2
15) 10.2
20) 10.2
21) 10.2
24) 10.2
25) 10.2
30) 10.2
40) 10.2
70) 10.2
Missing391 
TOTAL401100.0
57) (Asked only of respondents who answered "Yes" to CHRSTUDY). What was the focus or topic of the group(s)? - Bible study (TPCBIBLE)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked44055.6
1) Checked35244.4
TOTAL792100.0
58) (Asked only of respondents who answered "Yes" to CHRSTUDY). What was the focus or topic of the group(s)? - contemporary social issues (TPCSOCIS)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked70088.4
1) Checked9211.6
TOTAL792100.0
59) (Asked only of respondents who answered "Yes" to CHRSTUDY). What was the focus or topic of the group(s)? - faith development (TPCDEV)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked61477.5
1) Checked17822.5
TOTAL792100.0
60) (Asked only of respondents who answered "Yes" to CHRSTUDY). What was the focus or topic of the group(s)? - life skills (e.g., parenting, time management) (TPCLIFE)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked74894.4
1) Checked445.6
TOTAL792100.0
61) (Asked only of respondents who answered "Yes" to CHRSTUDY). What was the focus or topic of the group(s)? - men's group (TPCMENS)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked71289.9
1) Checked8010.1
TOTAL792100.0
62) (Asked only of respondents who answered "Yes" to CHRSTUDY). What was the focus or topic of the group(s)? - personal support group (TPCSUPRT)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked73492.7
1) Checked587.3
TOTAL792100.0
63) (Asked only of respondents who answered "Yes" to CHRSTUDY). What was the focus or topic of the group(s)? - prayer group (TPCPRAYR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked67184.7
1) Checked12115.3
TOTAL792100.0
64) (Asked only of respondents who answered "Yes" to CHRSTUDY). What was the focus or topic of the group(s)? - Presbyterian belief and history (TPCHIST)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked73893.2
1) Checked546.8
TOTAL792100.0
65) (Asked only of respondents who answered "Yes" to CHRSTUDY). What was the focus or topic of the group(s)? - reformed faith and theology (TPCFAITH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked75995.8
1) Checked334.2
TOTAL792100.0
66) (Asked only of respondents who answered "Yes" to CHRSTUDY). What was the focus or topic of the group(s)? - theological issues (TPCTHEOL)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked74093.4
1) Checked526.6
TOTAL792100.0
67) (Asked only of respondents who answered "Yes" to CHRSTUDY). What was the focus or topic of the group(s)? - women's group (e.g., Presbyterian Women, circle) (TPCWOMNS)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked63279.9
1) Checked15920.1
Missing1 
TOTAL791100.0
68) (Asked only of respondents who answered "Yes" to CHRSTUDY). What was the focus or topic of the group(s)? - other (TPCOTHER)
TOTAL%
2) Other3973.6
3) Church governance815.1
4) Health/Death/Grief11.9
7) Worship59.4
Missing739 
TOTAL53100.0
69) (Asked only of respondents who answered "Yes" to CHRSTUDY). Where was (were) the study group(s) usually held?- at the church (STDYCHRC)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked39549.9
1) Checked39750.1
TOTAL792100.0
70) (Asked only of respondents who answered "Yes" to CHRSTUDY). Where was (were) the study group(s) usually held?- at the (a) pastor's house (STDYPAST)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked78398.9
1) Checked91.1
TOTAL792100.0
71) (Asked only of respondents who answered "Yes" to CHRSTUDY). Where was (were) the study group(s) usually held?- at a member's house (STDYMEMB)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked61477.5
1) Checked17822.5
TOTAL792100.0
72) (Asked only of respondents who answered "Yes" to CHRSTUDY). Where was (were) the study group(s) usually held?- other (STDYOTHR)
TOTAL%
4) Other1020.0
5) Another church714.0
6) Retreat center/Camp/Conference918.0
7) Presbytery24.0
8) Workplace12.0
9) Restaurant/Park/School/Other2142.0
Missing742 
TOTAL50100.0
73) (Asked only of respondents who answered "Yes" to CHRSTUDY). When was (were) the study group(s) usually held?- Sunday morning (WHENSUNM)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked65883.1
1) Checked13416.9
TOTAL792100.0
74) (Asked only of respondents who answered "Yes" to CHRSTUDY). When was (were) the study group(s) usually held?- Sunday afternoon or evening (WHENSUNA)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked71590.3
1) Checked779.7
TOTAL792100.0
75) (Asked only of respondents who answered "Yes" to CHRSTUDY). When was (were) the study group(s) usually held?- during the day on a weekday (WHENWKDY)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked59775.4
1) Checked19524.6
TOTAL792100.0
76) (Asked only of respondents who answered "Yes" to CHRSTUDY). When was (were) the study group(s) usually held?- during the evening on a weekday (WHENWKEV)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked54668.9
1) Checked24631.1
TOTAL792100.0
77) (Asked only of respondents who answered "Yes" to CHRSTUDY). When was (were) the study group(s) usually held?- Saturday (WHENSAT)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked73893.2
1) Checked546.8
TOTAL792100.0
78) (Asked only of respondents who answered "Yes" to CHRSTUDY). Did any of the group(s) use a book (or books) as part of the study process? (BOOKSTDY)
TOTAL%
1) No10623.5
2) Yes34676.5
Missing340 
TOTAL452100.0
79) (Asked only of respondents who answered "Yes" to BOOKSTDY). Which book(s) did the group(s) use as part of the study process? (WHCHBK1)
TOTAL%
1) Bible4219.5
2) Horizons/Presbyterian Women3918.1
3) Other Bible study5023.3
4) Presbyterian Constitution/History41.9
5) All other8037.2
Missing577 
TOTAL215100.0
80) (Asked only of respondents who answered "Yes" to BOOKSTDY). Which book(s) did the group(s) use as part of the study process? (WHCHBK2)
TOTAL%
1) Bible342.9
2) Horizons/Presbyterian Women342.9
5) All other114.3
Missing785 
TOTAL7100.0
81) (Asked only of respondents who answered "Yes" to CHRSTUDY and BOOKSTDY). Who chose or recommended the book(s) used by the group(s)?- pastor(s) (BKPASTOR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked62779.2
1) Checked16520.8
TOTAL792100.0
82) (Asked only of respondents who answered "Yes" to CHRSTUDY and BOOKSTDY). Who chose or recommended the book(s) used by the group(s)?- Christian educator (BKCHEDUC)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked71790.5
1) Checked759.5
TOTAL792100.0
83) (Asked only of respondents who answered "Yes" to CHRSTUDY and BOOKSTDY). Who chose or recommended the book(s) used by the group(s)?- other church staff (BKCHSTAF)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked76296.2
1) Checked303.8
TOTAL792100.0
84) (Asked only of respondents who answered "Yes" to CHRSTUDY and BOOKSTDY). Who chose or recommended the book(s) used by the group(s)?- a church member (BKCHMEMB)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked67885.7
1) Checked11314.3
Missing1 
TOTAL791100.0
85) (Asked only of respondents who answered "Yes" to CHRSTUDY and BOOKSTDY). Who chose or recommended the book(s) used by the group(s)?- other (BKOTHER)
TOTAL%
4) Other Presbyterian leader53.8
5) All other1712.9
7) Group6448.5
8) Lay leaders/Church community139.8
9) Presbyterian Women/Women's circle3325.0
Missing660 
TOTAL132100.0
86) (Asked only of respondents who answered "Yes" to CHRSTUDY and BOOKSTDY). Who chose or recommended the book(s) used by the group(s)?- don't know (BKDK)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked76997.2
1) Checked222.8
Missing1 
TOTAL791100.0
87) To your knowledge, were there any other study groups for adults in your congregation in the last year (i.e., ones in which you did not participate)? (OTHSTUDY)
TOTAL%
1) No12916.8
2) Yes64183.2
Missing22 
TOTAL770100.0
88) (Asked only of respondents who answered "Yes" to OTHSTUDY). How many groups were there? (NUMGRP)
TOTAL%
1) 274.2
2) 578.9
3) 497.6
4) 365.6
5) 233.6
6) 243.7
7) 60.9
8) 91.4
9) 40.6
10) 162.5
12) 81.2
13) 10.2
14) 10.2
15) 30.5
18) 10.2
20) 91.4
23) 10.2
26) 10.2
30) 40.6
35) 10.2
36) 10.2
50) 10.2
98) Don't know34954.4
99) 99 or More91.4
Missing151 
TOTAL641100.0
89) (Asked only of respondents who answered "Yes" to OTHSTUDY). How many people took part in all of these groups combined? (NUMPPL)
TOTAL%
4) 10.2
5) 20.3
6) 10.2
7) 10.2
8) 10.2
9) 10.2
10) 91.4
11) 10.2
12) 71.1
13) 10.2
14) 20.3
15) 60.9
17) 10.2
18) 10.2
20) 81.3
24) 10.2
25) 60.9
28) 10.2
30) 121.9
35) 30.5
40) 91.4
45) 30.5
50) 81.3
55) 30.5
60) 60.9
65) 10.2
70) 30.5
75) 50.8
80) 20.3
90) 40.6
100) 91.4
120) 20.3
125) 20.3
150) 101.6
187) 10.2
200) 91.4
230) 10.2
240) 10.2
250) 30.5
300) 30.5
350) 10.2
360) 10.2
400) 10.2
500) 40.6
998) 47674.6
999) 40.6
Missing154 
TOTAL638100.0
90) (Asked only of respondents who answered "Yes" to OTHSTUDY). Were books used as study materials in any of the other study groups held in your congregation? (GRPBOOKS)
TOTAL%
1) No223.5
2) Yes24639.2
3) Don't know35957.3
Missing165 
TOTAL627100.0
91) How interested are you in reading more in the following church and ministry-related area? - theology (INSTTHEO)
TOTAL%
1) Very interested7610.4
2) Somewhat interested31342.8
3) Not very interested22430.6
4) Not at all interested11916.3
Missing60 
TOTAL732100.0
92) How interested are you in reading more in the following church and ministry-related area? - Biblical study (INSTBIBL)
TOTAL%
1) Very interested27436.6
2) Somewhat interested34345.8
3) Not very interested9612.8
4) Not at all interested364.8
Missing43 
TOTAL749100.0
93) How interested are you in reading more in the following church and ministry-related area? - church history (INSTHIST)
TOTAL%
1) Very interested10714.5
2) Somewhat interested33144.9
3) Not very interested22330.3
4) Not at all interested7610.3
Missing55 
TOTAL737100.0
94) How interested are you in reading more in the following church and ministry-related area? - women and the church (INSTWOMN)
TOTAL%
1) Very interested7310.0
2) Somewhat interested20528.2
3) Not very interested24533.7
4) Not at all interested20528.2
Missing64 
TOTAL728100.0
95) How interested are you in reading more in the following church and ministry-related area? - Biblical perspectives on current issues (INSTCUR)
TOTAL%
1) Very interested19325.9
2) Somewhat interested36849.3
3) Not very interested13117.6
4) Not at all interested547.2
Missing46 
TOTAL746100.0
96) How interested are you in reading more in the following church and ministry-related area? - personal growth and development in general (INSTGEN)
TOTAL%
1) Very interested16522.3
2) Somewhat interested33745.6
3) Not very interested15621.1
4) Not at all interested8111.0
Missing53 
TOTAL739100.0
97) How interested are you in reading more in the following church and ministry-related area? - personal growth and development focused on aging (INSTAGE)
TOTAL%
1) Very interested9112.4
2) Somewhat interested29239.8
3) Not very interested22831.1
4) Not at all interested12316.8
Missing58 
TOTAL734100.0
98) How interested are you in reading more in the following church and ministry-related area? - spiritual growth and development (INSTDEVL)
TOTAL%
1) Very interested24032.2
2) Somewhat interested35547.6
3) Not very interested10013.4
4) Not at all interested516.8
Missing46 
TOTAL746100.0
99) How interested are you in reading more in the following church and ministry-related area? - personal counseling (INSTPERS)
TOTAL%
1) Very interested324.4
2) Somewhat interested15120.6
3) Not very interested30141.0
4) Not at all interested25034.1
Missing58 
TOTAL734100.0
100) How interested are you in reading more in the following church and ministry-related area? - marriage counseling (INSTMARR)
TOTAL%
1) Very interested263.6
2) Somewhat interested9913.5
3) Not very interested28238.5
4) Not at all interested32544.4
Missing60 
TOTAL732100.0
101) How interested are you in reading more in the following church and ministry-related area? - sermon construction and preparation (INSTSERM)
TOTAL%
1) Very interested121.6
2) Somewhat interested587.9
3) Not very interested20327.8
4) Not at all interested45762.6
Missing62 
TOTAL730100.0
102) How interested are you in reading more in the following church and ministry-related area? - children/youth ministry (INSTKIDS)
TOTAL%
1) Very interested598.0
2) Somewhat interested19927.1
3) Not very interested21729.6
4) Not at all interested25935.3
Missing58 
TOTAL734100.0
103) How interested are you in reading more in the following church and ministry-related area? - church administration (INSTADMN)
TOTAL%
1) Very interested385.2
2) Somewhat interested16121.8
3) Not very interested21929.7
4) Not at all interested31943.3
Missing55 
TOTAL737100.0
104) How interested are you in reading more in the following church and ministry-related area? - feminist theology (INSTFEM)
TOTAL%
1) Very interested172.3
2) Somewhat interested628.5
3) Not very interested19726.9
4) Not at all interested45662.3
Missing60 
TOTAL732100.0
105) How interested are you in reading more in the following church and ministry-related area? - clergy helps (INSTCLRG)
TOTAL%
1) Very interested111.5
2) Somewhat interested628.5
3) Not very interested20828.6
4) Not at all interested44761.4
Missing64 
TOTAL728100.0
106) How interested are you in reading more in the following church and ministry-related area? - Presbyterian beliefs and history (INSTPRES)
TOTAL%
1) Very interested10514.0
2) Somewhat interested34646.3
3) Not very interested18925.3
4) Not at all interested10814.4
Missing44 
TOTAL748100.0
107) How interested are you in reading more in the following church and ministry-related area? - collections of sermons (INSTCOLL)
TOTAL%
1) Very interested324.4
2) Somewhat interested13017.7
3) Not very interested23231.6
4) Not at all interested34146.4
Missing57 
TOTAL735100.0
108) Are there any areas of interest or concern to you personally that are not adequately covered by publications currently available? (NOTPERSN)
TOTAL%
1) No41454.4
2) Yes324.2
3) Not sure31541.4
Missing31 
TOTAL761100.0
109) Are there any areas of interest or concern to the church in general that are not adequately covered by publications currently available? (NOTCHRCH)
TOTAL%
1) No26535.0
2) Yes425.5
3) Not sure45159.5
Missing34 
TOTAL758100.0
110) What type of computer system do you use most often (whether for work, hobbies, etc.)? (COMPUSE)
TOTAL%
1) IBM-compatible PC with a 286 coprocessor182.4
2) IBM-compatible PC with a 386 coprocessor476.4
3) IBM-compatible PC with a 486 coprocessor9813.3
4) IBM-compatible PC with a Pentium chip26335.8
5) Older MAC344.6
6) Power MAC354.8
7) Don't know385.2
8) Never use a computer20227.5
Missing57 
TOTAL735100.0
111) (Asked only of respondents who answered that they use a computer in COMPUSE). Does this computer have a CD-ROM drive? (CDROM)
TOTAL%
1) No10519.4
2) Yes40474.7
3) Don't know325.9
Missing251 
TOTAL541100.0
112) (Asked only of respondents who answered "Yes" to CDROM). What is the speed of this CD-ROM drive (i.e., 2x, 4x, 6x, etc.)? (CDROMSPD)
TOTAL%
2) 2x3011.9
4) 4x8433.2
6) 6x3212.6
8) 8x3212.6
9) 9x or higher7529.6
Missing539 
TOTAL253100.0
113) When you have read or studied the Bible during the last year, how often did you use the following translation? - The New International Version (NIV) (TRANNIV)
TOTAL%
1) Always16426.0
2) Frequently10116.0
3) Occasionally7411.7
4) Rarely548.6
5) Never19931.5
6) Don't know396.2
Missing161 
TOTAL631100.0
114) When you have read or studied the Bible during the last year, how often did you use the following translation? - The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) (TRANNRSV)
TOTAL%
1) Always11718.4
2) Frequently13821.7
3) Occasionally11918.7
4) Rarely548.5
5) Never16626.1
6) Don't know426.6
Missing156 
TOTAL636100.0
115) When you have read or studied the Bible during the last year, how often did you use the following translation? - The Revised Standard Version (RSV) (TRANRSV)
TOTAL%
1) Always6510.2
2) Frequently13220.7
3) Occasionally16826.4
4) Rarely9514.9
5) Never14122.1
6) Don't know365.7
Missing155 
TOTAL637100.0
116) When you have read or studied the Bible during the last year, how often did you use the following translation? - The King James Version (TRANKJV)
TOTAL%
1) Always517.8
2) Frequently9314.3
3) Occasionally16625.5
4) Rarely14522.3
5) Never16425.2
6) Don't know324.9
Missing141 
TOTAL651100.0
117) When you have read or studied the Bible during the last year, how often did you use the following translation? - The Good News Bible (TRANGNB)
TOTAL%
1) Always446.9
2) Frequently9114.2
3) Occasionally14021.8
4) Rarely10516.4
5) Never21834.0
6) Don't know446.9
Missing150 
TOTAL642100.0
118) When you have read or studied the Bible during the last year, how often did you use the following translation? - Today's English Bible (TRANTEB)
TOTAL%
1) Always40.7
2) Frequently101.7
3) Occasionally366.2
4) Rarely549.3
5) Never38566.3
6) Don't know9215.8
Missing211 
TOTAL581100.0
119) When you have read or studied the Bible during the last year, how often did you use the following translation? - The Jerusalem Bible (TRANJER)
TOTAL%
1) Always71.2
2) Frequently122.0
3) Occasionally233.9
4) Rarely427.1
5) Never42071.1
6) Don't know8714.7
Missing201 
TOTAL591100.0
120) When you have read or studied the Bible during the last year, how often did you use the following translation? - The New English Bible (TRANNEB)
TOTAL%
1) Always122.0
2) Frequently264.4
3) Occasionally335.6
4) Rarely488.1
5) Never38765.5
6) Don't know8514.4
Missing201 
TOTAL591100.0
121) When you have read or studied the Bible during the last year, how often did you use the following translation? - other (specify) (TRANOTHR)
TOTAL%
1) All other3637.5
2) The Living Bible3132.3
3) The Message88.3
4) Oxford88.3
5) New American Standard1010.4
6) Phillips33.1
Missing696 
TOTAL96100.0
122) Of the translations from TRANNIV, TRANNRSV, TRANRSV, TRANKJV, TRANGNB, TRANTEB, TRANJER, TRANNEB, and TRANOTHR, which one do you most prefer? (PREFTRAN)
TOTAL%
1) The New International Version (NIV)19928.7
2) The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)16824.2
3) The Revised Standard Version (RSV)12017.3
4) The King James Version7410.7
5) The Good News Bible669.5
6) Today's English Bible20.3
7) The Jerusalem Bible81.2
8) The New English Bible152.2
9) Other192.7
10) The Living Bible131.9
12) Oxford50.7
13) New American Standard50.7
Missing98 
TOTAL694100.0
123) How familiar are you with The Presbyterian Hymnal? (Published 1990; blue cover with the PCUSA seal) (PRESHYMN)
TOTAL%
1) Very familiar31140.9
2) Generally familiar25934.0
3) Slightly familiar12316.2
4) Not at all familiar688.9
Missing31 
TOTAL761100.0
124) Does your congregation use The Presbyterian Hymnal in worship? (USEHYMNL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, always46461.3
2) Yes, often7910.4
3) Yes, occasionally435.7
4) No, never15320.2
5) Don't know182.4
Missing35 
TOTAL757100.0
125) What is your overall opinion of the following publication? - The Presbyterian Hymnal (OPHYMNAL)
TOTAL%
1) Excellent19025.2
2) Good30139.9
3) Fair10213.5
4) Poor395.2
5) No opinion12316.3
Missing37 
TOTAL755100.0
126) What is your overall opinion of the following publication? - The Interpretation Bible Commentaries (OPIBC)
TOTAL%
1) Excellent273.8
2) Good425.8
3) Fair162.2
4) Poor20.3
5) No opinion63287.9
Missing73 
TOTAL719100.0
127) What is your overall opinion of the following publication? - The Westminster Bible Companion series (OPWBCSER)
TOTAL%
1) Excellent131.8
2) Good263.6
3) Fair142.0
4) Poor20.3
5) No opinion66292.3
Missing75 
TOTAL717100.0
128) What is your overall opinion of the following publication? - The Book of Common Worship (OPBKCW)
TOTAL%
1) Excellent486.6
2) Good15220.8
3) Fair517.0
4) Poor81.1
5) No opinion47364.6
Missing60 
TOTAL732100.0
129) What is your overall opinion of the following publication? - The Daily Study Bible (OPDSB)
TOTAL%
1) Excellent223.1
2) Good608.3
3) Fair223.1
4) Poor20.3
5) No opinion61485.3
Missing72 
TOTAL720100.0
130) What is your overall opinion of the following publication? - The New Interpreter's Bible (OPNIB)
TOTAL%
1) Excellent182.5
2) Good517.1
3) Fair202.8
4) Poor30.4
5) No opinion62787.2
Missing73 
TOTAL719100.0
131) WJK Press is considering production of a CD-ROM containing the Interpretation Bible Commentaries as a searchable InfoBase. How interested would you be in obtaining such a CD-ROM (assuming a reasonable cost)? (WJKCDROM)
TOTAL%
1) Very interested466.3
2) Interested9713.2
3) Not very interested16923.0
4) Not at all interested25434.6
5) Don't know16923.0
Missing57 
TOTAL735100.0
132) (Asked only of respondents who answered "Very interested" or "Interested" in WJKCDROM). What would you consider a reasonable total cost of a CD-ROM containing the Interpretation Bible Commentaries as a searchable InfoBase (keeping in mind that there are 40 volumes in this series)? (WJKCDTOT)
TOTAL%
10) 11.4
12) 11.4
25) 22.8
30) 11.4
40) 79.9
50) 45.6
60) 22.8
75) 34.2
80) 34.2
99) 11.4
100) 811.3
120) 22.8
140) 11.4
150) 22.8
175) 11.4
200) 1014.1
250) 22.8
280) 11.4
300) 22.8
350) 22.8
400) 912.7
500) 45.6
600) 11.4
1000) 11.4
Missing721 
TOTAL71100.0
133) (Asked only of respondents who answered "Very interested" or "Interested" in WJKCDROM). What would you consider a reasonable per volume cost of a CD-ROM containing the Interpretation Bible Commentaries as a searchable InfoBase (keeping in mind that there are 40 volumes in this series)? (WJKCDVOL)
TOTAL%
1) 11.7
2) 58.6
3) 35.2
4) 11.7
5) 813.8
7) 11.7
8) 11.7
10) 2339.7
11) 11.7
13) 23.4
15) 46.9
20) 46.9
25) 23.4
30) 11.7
45) 11.7
Missing734 
TOTAL58100.0
134) How interested would you be in purchasing the following reference volume on CD-ROM (as a searchable InfoBase)? - The Westminster Dictionary of Christian Ethics (CDETHICS)
TOTAL%
1) Very interested142.0
2) Interested7510.7
3) Not very interested16824.0
4) Not at all interested44263.2
Missing93 
TOTAL699100.0
135) How interested would you be in purchasing the following reference volume on CD-ROM (as a searchable InfoBase)? - The Westminster Dictionary of Christian Spirituality (CDSPIRIT)
TOTAL%
1) Very interested182.6
2) Interested7610.9
3) Not very interested16523.6
4) Not at all interested44163.0
Missing92 
TOTAL700100.0
136) How interested would you be in purchasing the following reference volume on CD-ROM (as a searchable InfoBase)? - The Westminster Dictionary of Christian Theology (CDTHEOL)
TOTAL%
1) Very interested172.4
2) Interested8011.4
3) Not very interested16022.9
4) Not at all interested44263.2
Missing93 
TOTAL699100.0
137) How interested would you be in purchasing the following reference volume on CD-ROM (as a searchable InfoBase)? - The Westminster Dictionary of Theological Terms (CDTERMS)
TOTAL%
1) Very interested131.9
2) Somewhat interested699.9
3) Not very interested17625.4
4) Not at all interested43662.8
Missing98 
TOTAL694100.0
138) How interested would you be in purchasing the following reference volume on CD-ROM (as a searchable InfoBase)? - The Daily Study Bible (CDDSBBL)
TOTAL%
1) Very interested537.5
2) Somewhat interested14420.4
3) Not very interested13318.8
4) Not at all interested37753.3
Missing85 
TOTAL707100.0
139) Sample (SAMPLE)
TOTAL%
2) 792100.0
TOTAL792100.0
140) Old code (OLDCODE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL792867.856509
141) Identification Number (IDNUMB)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL79120600.042362
142) How many years have you been a member of your current congregation? (YEARSMEM)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL78720.41415
143) How far do you live from your congregation? (FARLIVE)
TOTAL%
0) Less than one mile10.1
1) 17823.1
2) 13317.3
3) 11514.9
4) 577.4
5) 8410.9
6) 344.4
7) 303.9
8) 233.0
9) 101.3
10) 334.3
11) 60.8
12) 131.7
13) 40.5
14) 70.9
15) 141.8
16) 40.5
17) 40.5
18) 30.4
19) 20.3
20) 70.9
22) 20.3
25) 20.3
26) 10.1
28) 10.1
30) 10.1
75) 10.1
Missing22 
TOTAL770100.0
144) How often do you attend your congregation's Sunday worship services? (ATTNDSUN)
TOTAL%
1) Never30.4
4) Several times a year10.1
5) Once a month91.1
6) Two to three times a month678.5
7) Nearly every week42854.2
8) Every week28235.7
Missing2 
TOTAL790100.0
145) What is the approximate membership of the congregation(s) you attend? (MEMMEM)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL7581203.8261990
146) Have you ever been ordained an elder in the Presbyterian Church? (ORDELDER)
TOTAL%
1) No40.5
2) Yes77799.5
Missing11 
TOTAL781100.0
147) (ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ANSWERED 1="YES" TO ORDELDER) Are you now serving on session? (SRVELDER)
TOTAL%
1) No769.6
2) Yes71290.4
Missing4 
TOTAL788100.0
148) Have you ever been ordained a deacon in the Presbyterian Church? (ORDDECON)
TOTAL%
1) No44056.8
2) Yes33443.2
Missing18 
TOTAL774100.0
149) (ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ANSWERED 1="YES" TO ORDDECON) Are you currently serving on the board of deacons? (SRVDECON)
TOTAL%
1) No35096.7
2) Yes123.3
Missing430 
TOTAL362100.0
150) Do you hold the following position in church? - Chair of congregational committee or task force (POSCHAIR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked40951.7
1) Checked38248.3
Missing1 
TOTAL791100.0
151) Do you hold the following position in church? - Member of congregational committee or task force (POSFORCE)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked36345.9
1) Checked42854.1
Missing1 
TOTAL791100.0
152) Do you hold the following position in church? - Member of presbytery, synod, or General Assembly committee or task force (POSPRSBY)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked71890.8
1) Checked739.2
Missing1 
TOTAL791100.0
153) Do you hold the following position in church? - Officer of men's, women's, or youth group (POSOFFCR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked63380.0
1) Checked15820.0
Missing1 
TOTAL791100.0
154) Do you hold the following position in church? - Organist or choir director (POSORGST)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked77698.1
1) Checked151.9
Missing1 
TOTAL791100.0
155) Do you hold the following position in church? - Member of choir (POSCHOIR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked63780.5
1) Checked15419.5
Missing1 
TOTAL791100.0
156) Do you hold the following position in church? - Other (POSOTHER)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked68286.2
1) Checked10913.8
Missing1 
TOTAL791100.0
157) Do you hold the following position in church? - Sunday school teacher (POSTCHR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked70188.6
1) Checked9011.4
Missing1 
TOTAL791100.0
158) 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 checked67084.9
1) Checked11915.1
Missing3 
TOTAL789100.0
159) 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 checked61077.2
1) Checked18022.8
Missing2 
TOTAL790100.0
160) 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 checked43855.4
1) Checked35244.6
Missing2 
TOTAL790100.0
161) 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 checked58874.3
1) Checked20325.7
Missing1 
TOTAL791100.0
162) 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 checked9311.8
1) Checked69688.2
Missing3 
TOTAL789100.0
163) 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 checked69487.8
1) Checked9612.2
Missing2 
TOTAL790100.0
164) 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 checked68386.3
1) Checked10813.7
Missing1 
TOTAL791100.0
165) 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 checked70288.7
1) Checked8911.3
Missing1 
TOTAL791100.0
166) 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 checked77598.0
1) Checked162.0
Missing1 
TOTAL791100.0
167) 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 checked60176.1
1) Checked18923.9
Missing2 
TOTAL790100.0
168) 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 checked66383.8
1) Checked12816.2
Missing1 
TOTAL791100.0
169) 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 checked77798.2
1) Checked141.8
Missing1 
TOTAL791100.0
170) 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 checked78599.2
1) Checked60.8
Missing1 
TOTAL791100.0
171) 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 (NOTOTHCH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked76696.8
1) Checked253.2
Missing1 
TOTAL791100.0
172) 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 (NOTTRANS)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked78999.7
1) Checked20.3
Missing1 
TOTAL791100.0
173) 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 hours273.5
2) One to two hours8611.0
3) Three to five hours23129.5
4) Six to ten hours24331.1
5) Eleven to twenty hours13717.5
6) More than twenty hours587.4
Missing10 
TOTAL782100.0
174) 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 hours283.6
2) One to two hours12616.1
3) Three to five hours22328.5
4) Six to ten hours22128.3
5) Eleven to twenty hours9812.5
6) More than twenty hours8611.0
Missing10 
TOTAL782100.0
175) 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 hours36347.2
2) One to two hours16120.9
3) Three to five hours14218.5
4) Six to ten hours587.5
5) Eleven to twenty hours243.1
6) More than twenty hours212.7
Missing23 
TOTAL769100.0
176) 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 hours28837.4
2) One to two hours17723.0
3) Three to five hours15019.5
4) Six to ten hours8010.4
5) Eleven to twenty hours395.1
6) More than twenty hours364.7
Missing22 
TOTAL770100.0
177) Compared to two years ago, do you think you participate in church activities more, less, or about the same amount as you did then? (ACT2YRS)
TOTAL%
1) Participate more36145.9
2) About the same participation35745.4
3) Participate less698.8
Missing5 
TOTAL787100.0
178) How likely is it that you will be a part of your current congregation five years from now? (ACT5YRS)
TOTAL%
1) Very likely59275.2
2) Likely11314.4
3) Not sure455.7
4) Not at all likely162.0
5) Not very likely212.7
Missing5 
TOTAL787100.0
179) (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 important2758.7
2) Important36.5
3) Not very important613.0
4) Not at all important1021.7
Missing746 
TOTAL46100.0
180) (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 important923.7
2) Important718.4
3) Not very important718.4
4) Not at all important1539.5
Missing754 
TOTAL38100.0
181) (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 important412.1
2) Important515.2
3) Not very important721.2
4) Not at all important1751.5
Missing759 
TOTAL33100.0
182) (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 am getting married. (LVMARR)
TOTAL%
3) Not very important26.3
4) Not at all important3093.8
Missing760 
TOTAL32100.0
183) (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 important26.1
2) Important618.2
3) Not very important515.2
4) Not at all important2060.6
Missing759 
TOTAL33100.0
184) (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 important924.3
2) Important513.5
3) Not very important513.5
4) Not at all important1848.6
Missing755 
TOTAL37100.0
185) (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 important923.7
2) Important513.2
3) Not very important25.3
4) Not at all important2257.9
Missing754 
TOTAL38100.0
186) (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 important412.5
2) Important26.3
3) Not very important26.3
4) Not at all important2475.0
Missing760 
TOTAL32100.0
187) (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: other. (LVOTHER)
TOTAL%
1) Age/health concerns650.0
2) Denomination433.3
3) All else216.7
Missing780 
TOTAL12100.0
188) During your life, have you ever been a member of a congregation affiliated with a denomination other than Presbyterian? (DENOMOTH)
TOTAL%
1) No32241.0
2) Yes46359.0
Missing7 
TOTAL785100.0
189) (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
TOTAL50330.68818
190) (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 checked68687.1
1) Checked10212.9
Missing4 
TOTAL788100.0
191) (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 checked75996.1
1) Checked313.9
Missing2 
TOTAL790100.0
192) (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 checked75595.6
1) Checked354.4
Missing2 
TOTAL790100.0
193) (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 checked78499.1
1) Checked70.9
Missing1 
TOTAL791100.0
194) (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 checked72691.8
1) Checked658.2
Missing1 
TOTAL791100.0
195) (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 checked61577.7
1) Checked17622.3
Missing1 
TOTAL791100.0
196) (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 checked77397.7
1) Checked182.3
Missing1 
TOTAL791100.0
197) (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 checked76096.1
1) Checked313.9
Missing1 
TOTAL791100.0
198) (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 checked74594.2
1) Checked465.8
Missing1 
TOTAL791100.0
199) (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 checked71990.9
1) Checked729.1
Missing1 
TOTAL791100.0
200) When you were a teenager, how often did your father attend religious services? (DADREL)
TOTAL%
1) Never11615.0
2) Less than once a year405.2
3) Once or twice a year7810.1
4) Several times a year668.6
5) About once a month314.0
6) Two to three times a month617.9
7) Nearly every week18824.4
8) Every week16120.9
9) Don't know/not applicable303.9
Missing21 
TOTAL771100.0
201) When you were a teenager, how often did your mother attend religious services? (MOMREL)
TOTAL%
1) Never597.7
2) Less than once a year243.1
3) Once or twice a year506.5
4) Several times a year557.2
5) About once a month385.0
6) Two to three times a month759.8
7) Nearly every week25533.4
8) Every week20226.4
9) Don't know/not applicable60.8
Missing28 
TOTAL764100.0
202) 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) Baptist8410.8
2) Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)243.1
3) Episcopalian212.7
4) Friends (Quaker)30.4
5) Lutheran516.5
6) Methodist11014.1
7) Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), PCUS, UPCUSA, or UPCNA36346.5
8) Reformed60.8
9) Roman Catholic263.3
10) UCC (United Church of Christ/Congregational)222.8
11) None222.8
12) Other476.0
99) More than one selected10.1
Missing12 
TOTAL780100.0
203) Were you raised in the congregation you currently belong to? (CONGRAIS)
TOTAL%
1) No66484.1
2) Yes12615.9
Missing2 
TOTAL790100.0
204) Which of the following terms best describes your current stand on theological issues? (THELVIEW)
TOTAL%
1) Very conservative546.9
2) Conservative25031.8
3) Moderate34944.4
4) Liberal11314.4
5) Very liberal202.5
Missing6 
TOTAL786100.0
205) Have you ever tried to encourage someone to believe in Jesus Christ or to accept Him as a personal savior? (SAVIOR)
TOTAL%
1) No23529.8
2) Yes55470.2
Missing3 
TOTAL789100.0
206) 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) No43055.1
2) Yes35044.9
Missing12 
TOTAL780100.0
207) 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 today30.4
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 teachings14118.0
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 world37047.1
4) It is the inspired, authoritative Word of God that is without error in all that it says about faith and morals18022.9
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 matters8811.2
9) More than one selected30.4
Missing7 
TOTAL785100.0
208) Do you think there is a heaven, where people who have led good lives are eternally rewarded? (HEAVEN)
TOTAL%
1) No648.3
2) Yes60778.3
3) Not sure10413.4
Missing17 
TOTAL775100.0
209) 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) No15319.7
2) Yes38149.0
3) Not sure24331.3
Missing15 
TOTAL777100.0
210) 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) Essential26633.8
2) Very important30538.8
3) Somewhat important19524.8
4) Not at all important202.5
Missing6 
TOTAL786100.0
211) 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) Essential41252.3
2) Very important27835.3
3) Somewhat important9512.1
4) Not at all important30.4
Missing4 
TOTAL788100.0
212) 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) Essential9211.7
2) Very important35845.6
3) Somewhat important29036.9
4) Not at all important455.7
Missing7 
TOTAL785100.0
213) 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) Essential22728.9
2) Very important45457.8
3) Somewhat important10112.9
4) Not at all important30.4
Missing7 
TOTAL785100.0
214) When you think about the qualities of a good Christian life, how important is the following to you? - Attending church regularly (LIFECHRC)
TOTAL%
1) Essential30739.1
2) Very important36846.9
3) Somewhat important10313.1
4) Not at all important70.9
Missing7 
TOTAL785100.0
215) 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) Essential18623.6
2) Very important34844.1
3) Somewhat important23629.9
4) Not at all important192.4
Missing3 
TOTAL789100.0
216) 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) Essential58473.9
2) Very important19825.1
3) Somewhat important81.0
Missing2 
TOTAL790100.0
217) 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) Essential10313.2
2) Very important35245.0
3) Somewhat important28436.3
4) Not at all important435.5
Missing10 
TOTAL782100.0
218) 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) Essential16921.5
2) Very important42854.5
3) Somewhat important17322.0
4) Not at all important151.9
Missing7 
TOTAL785100.0
219) 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) Essential30338.5
2) Very important44156.0
3) Somewhat important445.6
Missing4 
TOTAL788100.0
220) 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) Essential13216.9
2) Very important38449.2
3) Somewhat important24030.7
4) Not at all important253.2
Missing11 
TOTAL781100.0
221) 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) Essential17622.4
2) Very important37147.2
3) Somewhat important21227.0
4) Not at all important273.4
Missing6 
TOTAL786100.0
222) 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) Essential13417.4
2) Very important25132.5
3) Somewhat important25132.5
4) Not at all important13617.6
Missing20 
TOTAL772100.0
223) 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 agree455.8
2) Agree15019.3
3) Not sure9111.7
4) Disagree35846.0
5) Strongly disagree13417.2
Missing14 
TOTAL778100.0
224) 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 agree243.1
2) Agree13917.8
3) Not sure15219.4
4) Disagree26433.8
5) Strongly disagree20326.0
Missing10 
TOTAL782100.0
225) Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with the following statement: There is a life beyond death. (AGDEATH)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree51866.0
2) Agree18323.3
3) Not sure759.6
4) Disagree81.0
5) Strongly disagree10.1
Missing7 
TOTAL785100.0
226) 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 agree38248.7
2) Agree20325.9
3) Not sure10813.8
4) Disagree8010.2
5) Strongly disagree121.5
Missing7 
TOTAL785100.0
227) 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 agree21527.7
2) Agree12916.6
3) Not sure20125.9
4) Disagree15620.1
5) Strongly disagree769.8
Missing15 
TOTAL777100.0
228) 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 agree151.9
2) Agree759.7
3) Not sure769.8
4) Disagree28837.1
5) Strongly disagree32341.6
Missing15 
TOTAL777100.0
229) 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 agree141.8
2) Agree11014.1
3) Not sure8510.9
4) Disagree40451.7
5) Strongly disagree16821.5
Missing11 
TOTAL781100.0
230) 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 agree24331.4
2) Agree45859.2
3) Not sure486.2
4) Disagree192.5
5) Strongly disagree50.6
Missing19 
TOTAL773100.0
231) 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 agree151.9
2) Agree759.6
3) Not sure19224.5
4) Disagree30138.4
5) Strongly disagree20125.6
Missing8 
TOTAL784100.0
232) Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with the following statement: Belief in Jesus Christ is only one of many ways to find salvation. (AGSALVTN)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree516.5
2) Agree20326.0
3) Not sure12015.4
4) Disagree19925.5
5) Strongly disagree20826.6
Missing11 
TOTAL781100.0
233) Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with the following statement: The Devil (Satan) really exists. (AGDEVIL)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree22328.6
2) Agree25732.9
3) Not sure18223.3
4) Disagree759.6
5) Strongly disagree445.6
Missing11 
TOTAL781100.0
234) Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with the following statement: Jesus was born of a virgin. (AGBORN)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree34544.1
2) Agree27635.3
3) Not sure13116.8
4) Disagree232.9
5) Strongly disagree70.9
Missing10 
TOTAL782100.0
235) 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 agree38148.6
2) Agree25632.7
3) Not sure11915.2
4) Disagree212.7
5) Strongly disagree70.9
Missing8 
TOTAL784100.0
236) Do you consider yourself a "born-again" Christian? (BORNAGN)
TOTAL%
1) No45157.5
2) Yes25632.7
3) Not sure779.8
Missing8 
TOTAL784100.0
237) 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) Admire70.9
2) Think is all right60576.8
3) Mildly disapprove14618.5
4) Highly disapprove303.8
Missing4 
TOTAL788100.0
238) 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) Admire14618.7
2) Think is all right55671.2
3) Mildly disapprove769.7
4) Highly disapprove30.4
Missing11 
TOTAL781100.0
239) 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) Admire22929.4
2) Think is all right47661.2
3) Mildly disapprove678.6
4) Highly disapprove60.8
Missing14 
TOTAL778100.0
240) 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) Admire70.9
2) Think is all right9612.2
3) Mildly disapprove33342.3
4) Highly disapprove35144.6
Missing5 
TOTAL787100.0
241) 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 disapprove25332.2
4) Highly disapprove52867.3
Missing7 
TOTAL785100.0
242) People have differing views on how Christians ought to act in their daily lives. Please indicate how much you would admire or disapprove of someone who acted in this way: is openly, actively gay or lesbian (ACTGAY)
TOTAL%
1) Admire40.5
2) Think is all right12816.4
3) Mildly disapprove23430.0
4) Highly disapprove41353.0
Missing13 
TOTAL779100.0
243) 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) Admire111.4
2) Think is all right15920.4
3) Mildly disapprove19324.7
4) Highly disapprove41753.5
Missing12 
TOTAL780100.0
244) 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) Admire30038.3
2) Think is all right43155.0
3) Mildly disapprove476.0
4) Highly disapprove60.8
Missing8 
TOTAL784100.0
245) 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 disapprove15219.3
4) Highly disapprove63380.3
Missing4 
TOTAL788100.0
246) 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 approval35545.0
2) Probably favor approval14017.7
3) Not sure759.5
4) Probably do not favor approval9812.4
5) Definitely do not favor approval12115.3
Missing3 
TOTAL789100.0
247) What is your sex? (GENDER)
TOTAL%
1) Female41252.2
2) Male37847.8
Missing2 
TOTAL790100.0
248) What is your present age? (AGE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL78956.77113
249) 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 farm9011.4
2) On a farm303.8
3) In a small city or town (under 50,000)25131.8
4) In a medium-size city (50,000-250,000)11013.9
5) In a suburb near a medium-size city658.2
6) In a large city (over 250,000)9912.5
7) In a suburb near a large city14418.3
Missing3 
TOTAL789100.0
250) What is your employment status? (YOUREMP1)
TOTAL%
1) Employed full time31339.6
2) Employed part time779.7
3) Self-employed719.0
4) Unemployed101.3
5) Retired25131.8
6) Full-time homemaker627.8
7) Student10.1
8) Other (specify)50.6
Missing2 
TOTAL790100.0
251) What is your employment status? (YOUREMP2)
TOTAL%
2) Employed part time22.0
3) Self-employed2928.7
5) Retired2524.8
6) Full-time homemaker3029.7
7) Student65.9
8) Other (specify)98.9
Missing691 
TOTAL101100.0
252) 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
TOTAL48039.58816
253) What is your present marital status? (MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Married67486.0
2) Not married11014.0
Missing8 
TOTAL784100.0
254) (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 married2521.6
2) Yes, am now widowed4942.2
3) Yes, am now divorced3832.8
4) Yes, am both widowed and divorced43.4
Missing676 
TOTAL116100.0
255) If you are now married or have ever been married in the past: How old were you when you first married? (If married more than once, answer in terms of your first marriage.) (AGEMARR)
TOTAL%
8) 10.1
16) 20.3
17) 70.9
18) 324.2
19) 526.9
20) 7710.2
21) 10313.7
22) 10914.5
23) 709.3
24) 689.0
25) 628.2
26) 526.9
27) 314.1
28) 202.7
29) 172.3
30) 91.2
31) 50.7
32) 81.1
33) 60.8
34) 20.3
35) 30.4
36) 40.5
37) 10.1
38) 10.1
39) 20.3
40) 10.1
41) 10.1
42) 20.3
43) 20.3
44) 10.1
50) 10.1
68) 10.1
Missing39 
TOTAL753100.0
256) (ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO RESPONDED THAT THEY ARE CURRENTLY MARRIED) If currently married: Have you had a previous marriage (or marriages)? (PREVMARG)
TOTAL%
1) No55284.0
2) Yes, was widowed172.6
3) Yes, was divorced8412.8
4) Yes, was both widowed and divorced40.6
Missing135 
TOTAL657100.0
257) (ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ARE MARRIED) Overall, how often does your husband or wife attend Sunday worship services? (SPSSUN)
TOTAL%
1) Never162.4
2) Less than once a year101.5
3) Once or twice a year152.3
4) Several times a year274.1
5) About once a month253.8
6) Two to three times a month609.0
7) Nearly every week32649.1
8) Every week18527.9
Missing128 
TOTAL664100.0
258) (ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ARE MARRIED) Is your husband or wife a member of the same congregation which you belong/serve? (SPSMEMBR)
TOTAL%
1) No669.9
2) Yes60190.1
Missing125 
TOTAL667100.0
259) (ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ARE MARRIED AND WHOSE SPOUSE IS NOT A MEMBER OF THE SAME CONGREGATION TO 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 do3040.5
2) Generally attends another congregation1317.6
3) Sometimes attends my congregation, sometimes another34.1
4) Usually does not attend2837.8
Missing718 
TOTAL74100.0
260) (ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO 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) Baptist7912.1
2) Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)172.6
3) Episcopalian213.2
4) Friends (Quakers)20.3
5) Lutheran477.2
6) Methodist10516.1
7) Presbyterian22033.8
8) Reformed121.8
9) Roman Catholic588.9
10) United Church of Christ223.4
11) None243.7
12) Other446.8
Missing141 
TOTAL651100.0
261) (ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ARE MARRIED) Please indicate your husband or wife's current religious affiliation. (SPSCURNT)
TOTAL%
1) Baptist20.3
5) Lutheran20.3
6) Methodist20.3
7) Presbyterian54792.4
8) Reformed10.2
9) Roman Catholic142.4
10) United Church of Christ10.2
11) None213.5
12) Other20.3
Missing200 
TOTAL592100.0
262) (ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ARE MARRIED) Please indicate your spouse's employment status. (SPSEMP1)
TOTAL%
1) Employed full time26239.4
2) Employed part time7911.9
3) Self-employed436.5
4) Unemployed30.5
5) Retired18227.4
6) Full-time homemaker9013.5
7) Student10.2
8) Other50.8
Missing127 
TOTAL665100.0
263) (ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ARE MARRIED) Please indicate your spouse's employment status. (SPSEMP2)
TOTAL%
2) Employed part time34.3
3) Self-employed2637.1
4) Unemployed11.4
5) Retired1014.3
6) Full-time homemaker2231.4
7) Student34.3
8) Other57.1
Missing722 
TOTAL70100.0
264) (ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ARE MARRIED) If your 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) None215.2
2) 20.5
4) 10.2
5) 20.5
6) 20.5
7) 10.2
8) 51.2
9) 20.5
10) 61.5
11) 10.2
12) 51.2
13) 10.2
15) 41.0
16) 82.0
18) 41.0
20) 246.0
24) 41.0
25) 61.5
26) 10.2
30) 133.2
31) 10.2
32) 10.2
33) 10.2
35) 102.5
36) 10.2
38) 71.7
40) 10024.9
41) 10.2
42) 20.5
43) 20.5
44) 41.0
45) 389.5
46) 20.5
47) 10.2
48) 10.2
50) 6014.9
53) 10.2
55) 153.7
58) 20.5
60) 225.5
62) 10.2
65) 41.0
66) 10.2
70) 51.2
72) 10.2
80) 20.5
86) 10.2
90) 20.5
Missing390 
TOTAL402100.0
265) How many children have you had? (KIDS)
TOTAL%
0) None8510.8
1) One769.6
2) Two29437.3
3) Three20926.5
4) Four789.9
5) Five344.3
6) Six81.0
7) Seven20.3
8) Eight10.1
9) Nine or more10.1
Missing4 
TOTAL788100.0
266) What age were you, approximately, when your first child was born? (AGEKID)
TOTAL%
16) 10.1
17) 10.1
18) 71.0
19) 172.4
20) 314.4
21) 324.6
22) 486.8
23) 608.5
24) 7110.1
25) 7811.1
26) 699.8
27) 527.4
28) 486.8
29) 446.3
30) 517.3
31) 182.6
32) 182.6
33) 81.1
34) 121.7
35) 142.0
36) 50.7
37) 81.1
38) 40.6
40) 20.3
41) 20.3
44) 10.1
Missing90 
TOTAL702100.0
267) Do you have any legally adopted children? (ADPTKIDS)
TOTAL%
1) No73493.0
2) Yes557.0
Missing3 
TOTAL789100.0
268) (ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE LEGALLY ADOPTED CHILDREN) How many legally adopted children do you have? (ADPTMANY)
TOTAL%
1) One3159.6
2) Two1732.7
3) Three11.9
4) Four23.8
9) Nine or more11.9
Missing740 
TOTAL52100.0
269) Do you have any stepchildren (that is, did your spouse already have children at the time of your marriage)? (STEPKIDS)
TOTAL%
1) No66588.9
2) Yes8311.1
Missing44 
TOTAL748100.0
270) (ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE STEPCHILDREN) How many stepchildren do you have? (STEPMANY)
TOTAL%
1) One2226.2
2) Two3845.2
3) Three1922.6
4) Four22.4
5) Five33.6
Missing708 
TOTAL84100.0
271) 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 alone.8711.0
2) Two of us42654.0
3) Three of us11614.7
4) Four of us10913.8
5) Five of us445.6
6) Six of us50.6
7) Seven or more of us10.1
8) Not applicable10.1
Missing3 
TOTAL789100.0
272) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are: aged under six years? (HOLD6)
TOTAL%
0) None12366.1
1) One4725.3
2) Two147.5
3) Three10.5
4) Four10.5
Missing606 
TOTAL186100.0
273) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are: aged six to twelve years? (HOLD612)
TOTAL%
0) None10947.0
1) One8134.9
2) Two3615.5
3) Three62.6
Missing560 
TOTAL232100.0
274) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are: aged thirteen to seventeen years? (HOLD1317)
TOTAL%
0) None10645.7
1) One9842.2
2) Two2711.6
3) Three10.4
Missing560 
TOTAL232100.0
275) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are: aged eighteen to twenty-four years? (HOLD1824)
TOTAL%
0) None11972.1
1) One4024.2
2) Two63.6
Missing627 
TOTAL165100.0
276) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are: aged twenty-five and over? (HOLD25PL)
TOTAL%
0) None70.9
1) One9612.9
2) Two59279.5
3) Three445.9
4) Four60.8
Missing47 
TOTAL745100.0
277) 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 alone8110.4
2) A single parent, living with one or more children182.3
3) A married couple, no children in household39350.6
4) A married couple, living with one or more children24431.4
5) An unmarried couple, no children in household20.3
7) Another family arrangement (2 or more related adults), living with no children243.1
8) Another family arrangement (2 or more related adults), living with one or more children121.5
9) Roommates (2 or more unrelated adults), no children in household10.1
11) Some other arrangement20.3
Missing15 
TOTAL777100.0
278) Is the home in which you currently live: (OWNHOME)
TOTAL%
1) Rented by you232.9
2) Owned by you free and clear of mortgage30839.1
3) Owned by you with a mortgage44556.5
4) Owned by your congregation (i.e., a manse)101.3
5) Other10.1
Missing5 
TOTAL787100.0
279) In what state were you born? If you were not born in the United States, in what country were you born? (BRNSTATE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL78731.79915
280) In how many countries besides the United States have you lived? (CNTRYLIV)
TOTAL%
0) None63282.0
1) One7910.2
2) Two334.3
3) Three162.1
4) Four30.4
5) Five60.8
17) Seventeen10.1
99) Many10.1
Missing21 
TOTAL771100.0
281) In how many states within the United States have you lived? (STATELIV)
TOTAL%
0) None587.4
1) One17221.9
2) Two16120.5
3) Three16120.5
4) Four9111.6
5) Five648.2
6) Six324.1
7) Seven222.8
8) Eight101.3
9) Nine50.6
10) Ten50.6
12) Twelve10.1
30) Thirty10.1
48) Forty-eight10.1
99) Many10.1
Missing7 
TOTAL785100.0
282) Generally speaking, do you think of yourself as a Democrat, Independent, Republican, or other? (POLITAFF)
TOTAL%
1) Democrat20025.6
2) Independent12415.9
3) Republican44256.6
4) Other151.9
Missing11 
TOTAL781100.0
283) What is your race or origin? (RACE1)
TOTAL%
1) White or Caucasian77598.4
2) Black or African-American40.5
4) Asian or Pacific Islander20.3
5) Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish origin10.1
6) Multiracial10.1
7) Some other race50.6
Missing4 
TOTAL788100.0
284) What is your race or origin? (RACE2)
TOTAL%
1) White or Caucasian125.0
2) Black or African-American125.0
3) Indian (American) or Alaska Native125.0
5) Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish origin125.0
Missing788 
TOTAL4100.0
285) 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) None15720.4
1) One20626.8
2) Two28637.2
3) Three749.6
4) Four324.2
5) Five81.0
6) Six40.5
7) Seven10.1
Missing24 
TOTAL768100.0
286) 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 $10,000101.3
2) $10,000- $14,999131.7
3) $15,000- $19,999172.2
4) $20,000- $29,999648.4
5) $30,000- $39,999759.8
6) $40,000- $49,9999111.9
7) $50,000- $59,9999212.1
8) $60,000- $69,999688.9
9) $70,000- $79,999658.5
10) $80,000- $89,999435.6
11) $90,000- $99,999455.9
12) $100,000- $124,9998411.0
13) $125,000- $149,999243.1
14) $150,000 or more719.3
Missing30 
TOTAL762100.0
287) 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 earnings22429.0
2) 90-99% from earnings15720.3
3) 75-89% from earnings638.2
4) 50-74% from earnings425.4
5) 25-49% from earnings344.4
6) 1-24% from earnings9211.9
7) None from earnings16120.8
Missing19 
TOTAL773100.0
288) 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
TOTAL7653293.6418449
289) 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
TOTAL5933237.32714797
290) 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
TOTAL7051813.47712392
291) 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) $021728.4
2) $1-$5013117.1
3) $51-$10011114.5
4) $101-$50014719.2
5) $501-$1,000547.1
6) $1,001-$2,000425.5
7) $2,001 or more628.1
Missing28 
TOTAL764100.0
292) 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) $0182.3
2) $1-$5011514.9
3) $51-$10012716.4
4) $101-$50026033.6
5) $501-$1,00011014.2
6) $1,001-$2,000638.2
7) $2,001 or more8010.3
Missing19 
TOTAL773100.0
293) Region (REGION)
TOTAL%
1) Northeast13617.2
2) Midwest24931.4
3) South28936.5
4) West11814.9
TOTAL792100.0
294) Total number of members 1996 (TOTMEM96)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL792785.431787
295) I-GENDER: What is your sex? (for use with online analysis) (I-GENDER)
TOTAL%
1) Female41252.2
2) Male37847.8
Missing2 
TOTAL790100.0
296) I-MARITAL: What is your present marital status? (for use with online analysis) (I-MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Married67486.0
2) Not married11014.0
Missing8 
TOTAL784100.0
297) I-REGION: Region (for use with online analysis) (I-REGION)
TOTAL%
1) Northeast13617.2
2) Midwest24931.4
3) South28936.5
4) West11814.9
TOTAL792100.0
298) 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) Democrat20025.6
2) Independent12415.9
3) Republican44256.6
4) Other151.9
Missing11 
TOTAL781100.0
299) I-AGE: What is your present age? (recoded for use with online analysis) (I-AGE)
TOTAL%
0) <40779.8
1) 40-4917422.1
2) 50-6428135.6
3) 65+25732.6
Missing3 
TOTAL789100.0
300) 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) <20K405.2
1) 20K-49,99923030.2
2) 50K-99,99931341.1
3) 100K+17923.5
Missing30 
TOTAL762100.0
301) I-RACE1: What is your race or origin? (recoded for use with online analysis) (I-RACE1)
TOTAL%
0) White77598.4
1) Black40.5
2) Other91.1
Missing4 
TOTAL788100.0