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

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All frequencies are raw numbers (no weights used).
1) Respondent identification number (NEWCODE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL70310596.034369
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) Many11617.5
2) Several15223.0
3) A few22133.4
4) None17326.1
Missing41 
TOTAL662100.0
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) Many386.5
2) Several7412.7
3) A few19733.8
4) None27447.0
Missing120 
TOTAL583100.0
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) Many7912.7
2) Several10116.3
3) A few12820.6
4) None31250.3
Missing83 
TOTAL620100.0
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) Many111.9
2) Several183.1
3) A few14424.7
4) None40970.3
Missing121 
TOTAL582100.0
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) Many152.5
2) Several427.1
3) A few12320.9
4) None40969.4
Missing114 
TOTAL589100.0
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) Many335.6
2) Several539.0
3) A few9215.5
4) None41469.9
Missing111 
TOTAL592100.0
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) Many447.0
2) Several13521.6
3) A few28245.0
4) None16526.4
Missing77 
TOTAL626100.0
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) Many223.7
2) Several8013.4
3) A few23238.9
4) None26244.0
Missing107 
TOTAL596100.0
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) Many111.8
2) Several457.5
3) A few19732.8
4) None34857.9
Missing102 
TOTAL601100.0
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) Many244.0
2) Several8814.7
3) A few23539.2
4) None25242.1
Missing104 
TOTAL599100.0
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) Many142.4
2) Several529.0
3) A few15226.3
4) None36062.3
Missing125 
TOTAL578100.0
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) Many183.0
2) Several589.6
3) A few21435.3
4) None31752.2
Missing96 
TOTAL607100.0
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) Many6810.8
2) Several11818.8
3) A few21233.8
4) None22936.5
Missing76 
TOTAL627100.0
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) Many609.4
2) Several12920.3
3) A few23837.4
4) None21033.0
Missing66 
TOTAL637100.0
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) Many376.3
2) Several8814.9
3) A few19232.5
4) None27346.3
Missing113 
TOTAL590100.0
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) Many152.6
2) Several264.5
3) A few11119.1
4) None42873.8
Missing123 
TOTAL580100.0
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) Many132.2
2) Several284.8
3) A few14925.6
4) None39267.4
Missing121 
TOTAL582100.0
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
TOTAL68227.42474
20) How familiar are you with the following entity: the Presbyterian Publishing Corporation, or PPC? (FAMPPC)
TOTAL%
1) Very familiar192.8
2) Generally familiar8612.5
3) Slightly familiar16323.7
4) Not at all familiar42161.1
Missing14 
TOTAL689100.0
21) How familiar are you with the following entity: Westminster John Knox Press? (FAMWJKP)
TOTAL%
1) Very familiar243.5
2) Generally familiar10615.3
3) Slightly familiar21931.7
4) Not at all familiar34249.5
Missing12 
TOTAL691100.0
22) How familiar are you with the following entity: Geneva Press? (FAMGENVA)
TOTAL%
1) Very familiar142.0
2) Generally familiar659.5
3) Slightly familiar17826.0
4) Not at all familiar42862.5
Missing18 
TOTAL685100.0
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) No47167.9
2) Yes22332.1
Missing9 
TOTAL694100.0
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) No46166.7
2) Yes23033.3
Missing12 
TOTAL691100.0
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) No58685.2
2) Yes10214.8
Missing15 
TOTAL688100.0
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) No55479.9
2) Yes446.3
3) Not sure9513.7
Missing10 
TOTAL693100.0
27) In the last year, do you recall seeing any advertisements for Westminster John Knox Press or Geneva Press? (ADVPRESS)
TOTAL%
1) No66095.2
2) Yes334.8
Missing10 
TOTAL693100.0
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 Outlook418.2
2) Presbyterian Survey731.8
4) Other Presbyterian magazines29.1
6) Catalog14.5
7) Mailings/Flyers29.1
10) Other than a Presbyterian magazine14.5
99) All other522.7
Missing681 
TOTAL22100.0
29) (Asked only of respondents who answered "Yes" to ADVPRESS). Indicate where you saw these ads, as best you can remember. (ADVWHER2)
TOTAL%
1) Presbyterian Outlook120.0
2) Presbyterian Survey120.0
8) Christian Century120.0
9) Christianity Today120.0
10) Other than a Presbyterian magazine120.0
Missing698 
TOTAL5100.0
30) How frequently (in the last year) have you personally visited: a Cokesbury Bookstore? (FREQCOKE)
TOTAL%
1) Once a week10.2
3) Once a month40.6
4) A few times162.4
5) Once or twice629.4
6) Never57487.4
Missing46 
TOTAL657100.0
31) How frequently (in the last year) have you personally visited: other religious bookstores? (FREQRELG)
TOTAL%
1) Once a week10.1
2) Two to three times a month192.8
3) Once a month375.4
4) A few times17625.9
5) Once or twice19528.7
6) Never25237.1
Missing23 
TOTAL680100.0
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 week101.5
2) Two to three times a month6910.2
3) Once a month14521.4
4) A few times30845.6
5) Once or twice8212.1
6) Never629.2
Missing27 
TOTAL676100.0
33) How frequently (in the last year) have you personally visited: warehouse/discount bookstores? (FREQDISC)
TOTAL%
1) Once a week30.5
2) Two to three times a month355.3
3) Once a month609.1
4) A few times16925.6
5) Once or twice11116.8
6) Never28342.8
Missing42 
TOTAL661100.0
34) How frequently (in the last year) have you personally visited: an on-line (Internet) bookstore? (FREQONLN)
TOTAL%
1) Once a week30.5
2) Two to three times a month81.2
3) Once a month81.2
4) A few times365.5
5) Once or twice324.9
6) Never56586.7
Missing51 
TOTAL652100.0
35) How frequently (in the last year) have you personally visited: PPC's website (www.pcusa.org/ppc/)? (FREQWEBS)
TOTAL%
1) Once a week10.2
3) Once a month10.2
4) A few times71.1
5) Once or twice71.1
6) Never63797.5
Missing50 
TOTAL653100.0
36) How close do you live to the nearest Cokesbury Bookstore? (LIVECOKE)
TOTAL%
1) Less than one hour away9814.1
2) One to two hours away649.2
3) Three or more hours away243.4
4) Don't know51073.3
Missing7 
TOTAL696100.0
37) Do you regularly review Cokesbury catalogs? (REGCOKE)
TOTAL%
1) No64692.6
2) Yes365.2
3) Not sure162.3
Missing5 
TOTAL698100.0
38) In the last year, have you read the following periodical?- Christian Century (PERCCENT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, regularly50.8
2) Yes, occasionally101.5
3) Yes, rarely223.4
4) No, never61094.3
Missing56 
TOTAL647100.0
39) In the last year, have you read the following periodical?- Christian Ministry (PERCMIN)
TOTAL%
2) Yes, occasionally60.9
3) Yes, rarely182.8
4) No, never61796.3
Missing62 
TOTAL641100.0
40) In the last year, have you read the following periodical?- Christianity Today (PERCTDAY)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, regularly142.2
2) Yes, occasionally375.7
3) Yes, rarely7311.2
4) No, never52680.9
Missing53 
TOTAL650100.0
41) In the last year, have you read the following periodical?- Interpretation (PERINTRP)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, regularly10.2
2) Yes, occasionally60.9
3) Yes, rarely111.7
4) No, never61797.2
Missing68 
TOTAL635100.0
42) In the last year, have you read the following periodical?- Horizons (PERHORIZ)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, regularly517.7
2) Yes, occasionally7210.9
3) Yes, rarely8112.2
4) No, never45869.2
Missing41 
TOTAL662100.0
43) In the last year, have you read the following periodical?- your synod's newsletter/newspaper (PERSYNOD)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, regularly17526.0
2) Yes, occasionally14321.2
3) Yes, rarely9113.5
4) No, never26539.3
Missing29 
TOTAL674100.0
44) In the last year, have you read the following periodical?- Presbyterian Outlook (PERPOUTL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, regularly284.2
2) Yes, occasionally538.0
3) Yes, rarely6610.0
4) No, never51377.7
Missing43 
TOTAL660100.0
45) In the last year, have you read the following periodical?- Presbyterians Today (PERPTDAY)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, regularly598.8
2) Yes, occasionally7511.2
3) Yes, rarely7911.8
4) No, never45768.2
Missing33 
TOTAL670100.0
46) In the last year, have you read the following periodical?- Monday Morning (PERMONDY)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, regularly81.2
2) Yes, occasionally30.5
3) Yes, rarely203.1
4) No, never62495.3
Missing48 
TOTAL655100.0
47) In the last year, have you read the following periodical?- Theology Today (PERTHEOL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, regularly30.5
2) Yes, occasionally20.3
3) Yes, rarely121.8
4) No, never63497.4
Missing52 
TOTAL651100.0
48) In the last year, have you read the following periodical?- These Days (PERDAYS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, regularly6910.3
2) Yes, occasionally568.4
3) Yes, rarely619.1
4) No, never48172.1
Missing36 
TOTAL667100.0
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, regularly284.3
2) Yes, occasionally639.6
3) Yes, rarely8212.5
4) No, never48573.7
Missing45 
TOTAL658100.0
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, regularly13720.0
2) Yes, occasionally18126.4
3) Yes, rarely13219.2
4) No, never23634.4
Missing17 
TOTAL686100.0
51) In the last year, have you read the following periodical?- Business Week, Fortune, Forbes, or other business magazine (PERBUSIN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, regularly7711.5
2) Yes, occasionally15022.4
3) Yes, rarely14521.6
4) No, never29944.6
Missing32 
TOTAL671100.0
52) In the last year, have you read the following periodical?- Redbook, Glamour, or other "women's" magazine (PERWOMNS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, regularly639.6
2) Yes, occasionally10816.4
3) Yes, rarely12719.3
4) No, never36054.7
Missing45 
TOTAL658100.0
53) In the last year, have you read the following periodical?- professional journals or periodicals related to your job (PERPROF)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, regularly17527.2
2) Yes, occasionally12519.4
3) Yes, rarely8913.8
4) No, never25539.6
Missing59 
TOTAL644100.0
54) In the last year, have you read the following periodical?- magazines related to hobbies, sports, or leisure activities (PERHOBBY)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, regularly16124.0
2) Yes, occasionally23935.6
3) Yes, rarely14822.1
4) No, never12318.3
Missing32 
TOTAL671100.0
55) Have you participated in a church-related study group of any type (other than church school) in the last year? (CHRSTUDY)
TOTAL%
1) No38256.8
2) Yes29043.2
Missing31 
TOTAL672100.0
56) (Asked only of respondents who answered "Yes" to CHRSTUDY). How many groups did you take part in? (NUMSTUDY)
TOTAL%
0) 10.4
1) 10840.1
2) 9234.2
3) 4014.9
4) 145.2
5) 31.1
6) 51.9
7) 20.7
12) 20.7
20) 10.4
42) 10.4
Missing434 
TOTAL269100.0
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 checked46165.6
1) Checked24234.4
TOTAL703100.0
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 checked64792.0
1) Checked568.0
TOTAL703100.0
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 checked60786.3
1) Checked9613.7
TOTAL703100.0
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 checked67195.4
1) Checked324.6
TOTAL703100.0
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 checked66794.9
1) Checked365.1
TOTAL703100.0
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 checked66294.2
1) Checked415.8
TOTAL703100.0
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 checked61287.1
1) Checked9112.9
TOTAL703100.0
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 checked67996.6
1) Checked243.4
TOTAL703100.0
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 checked69398.6
1) Checked101.4
TOTAL703100.0
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 checked67395.7
1) Checked304.3
TOTAL703100.0
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 checked55578.9
1) Checked14821.1
TOTAL703100.0
68) (Asked only of respondents who answered "Yes" to CHRSTUDY). What was the focus or topic of the group(s)? - other (TPCOTHER)
TOTAL%
2) Other2877.8
3) Church governance411.1
4) Health/Death/Grief25.6
7) Worship25.6
Missing667 
TOTAL36100.0
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 checked45164.2
1) Checked25235.8
TOTAL703100.0
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 checked69498.7
1) Checked91.3
TOTAL703100.0
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 checked56380.1
1) Checked14019.9
TOTAL703100.0
72) (Asked only of respondents who answered "Yes" to CHRSTUDY). Where was (were) the study group(s) usually held?- other (STDYOTHR)
TOTAL%
4) Other516.7
5) Another church310.0
6) Retreat center/Camp/Conference413.3
8) Workplace310.0
9) Restaurant/Park/School/Other1550.0
Missing673 
TOTAL30100.0
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 checked61487.5
1) Checked8812.5
Missing1 
TOTAL702100.0
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 checked65092.5
1) Checked537.5
TOTAL703100.0
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 checked55278.5
1) Checked15121.5
TOTAL703100.0
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 checked54377.4
1) Checked15922.6
Missing1 
TOTAL702100.0
77) (Asked only of respondents who answered "Yes" to CHRSTUDY). When was (were) the study group(s) usually held?- Saturday (WHENSAT)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked66995.2
1) Checked344.8
TOTAL703100.0
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) No6521.7
2) Yes23478.3
Missing404 
TOTAL299100.0
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) Bible2920.6
2) Horizons/Presbyterian Women4229.8
3) Other Bible study2517.7
5) All other4531.9
Missing562 
TOTAL141100.0
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%
2) Horizons/Presbyterian Women228.6
3) Other Bible study114.3
5) All other457.1
Missing696 
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 checked60285.6
1) Checked10114.4
TOTAL703100.0
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 checked65392.9
1) Checked507.1
TOTAL703100.0
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 checked68297.0
1) Checked213.0
TOTAL703100.0
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 checked62188.3
1) Checked8211.7
TOTAL703100.0
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 leader11.4
5) All other1925.7
7) Group3445.9
8) Lay leaders/Church community22.7
9) Presbyterian Women/Women's circle1824.3
Missing629 
TOTAL74100.0
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 checked66895.0
1) Checked355.0
TOTAL703100.0
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) No12919.1
2) Yes54580.9
Missing29 
TOTAL674100.0
88) (Asked only of respondents who answered "Yes" to OTHSTUDY). How many groups were there? (NUMGRP)
TOTAL%
1) 244.3
2) 417.3
3) 254.4
4) 193.4
5) 132.3
6) 81.4
7) 10.2
8) 91.6
9) 30.5
10) 81.4
12) 10.2
13) 10.2
14) 10.2
15) 10.2
18) 20.4
20) 20.4
24) 10.2
25) 20.4
98) Don't know39670.3
99) 99 or More50.9
Missing140 
TOTAL563100.0
89) (Asked only of respondents who answered "Yes" to OTHSTUDY). How many people took part in all of these groups combined? (NUMPPL)
TOTAL%
6) 10.2
10) 40.7
12) 30.5
15) 40.7
16) 10.2
17) 10.2
18) 20.4
20) 20.4
24) 10.2
25) 40.7
28) 10.2
30) 71.3
35) 30.5
40) 20.4
45) 10.2
50) 30.5
60) 20.4
65) 10.2
70) 20.4
75) 10.2
80) 10.2
90) 20.4
100) 40.7
150) 30.5
200) 10.2
250) 10.2
300) 10.2
500) 10.2
998) 49288.6
999) 30.5
Missing148 
TOTAL555100.0
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) No91.6
2) Yes14226.0
3) Don't know39672.4
Missing156 
TOTAL547100.0
91) How interested are you in reading more in the following church and ministry-related area? - theology (INSTTHEO)
TOTAL%
1) Very interested568.8
2) Somewhat interested20832.8
3) Not very interested22535.4
4) Not at all interested14623.0
Missing68 
TOTAL635100.0
92) How interested are you in reading more in the following church and ministry-related area? - Biblical study (INSTBIBL)
TOTAL%
1) Very interested20130.5
2) Somewhat interested29244.4
3) Not very interested9514.4
4) Not at all interested7010.6
Missing45 
TOTAL658100.0
93) How interested are you in reading more in the following church and ministry-related area? - church history (INSTHIST)
TOTAL%
1) Very interested8112.4
2) Somewhat interested26841.0
3) Not very interested18828.8
4) Not at all interested11617.8
Missing50 
TOTAL653100.0
94) How interested are you in reading more in the following church and ministry-related area? - women and the church (INSTWOMN)
TOTAL%
1) Very interested7311.4
2) Somewhat interested19730.7
3) Not very interested18929.4
4) Not at all interested18328.5
Missing61 
TOTAL642100.0
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 interested15022.9
2) Somewhat interested31247.6
3) Not very interested10616.2
4) Not at all interested8813.4
Missing47 
TOTAL656100.0
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 interested12920.0
2) Somewhat interested30146.7
3) Not very interested11918.4
4) Not at all interested9614.9
Missing58 
TOTAL645100.0
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 interested9414.3
2) Somewhat interested23936.4
3) Not very interested19129.1
4) Not at all interested13220.1
Missing47 
TOTAL656100.0
98) How interested are you in reading more in the following church and ministry-related area? - spiritual growth and development (INSTDEVL)
TOTAL%
1) Very interested20431.0
2) Somewhat interested28943.9
3) Not very interested8813.4
4) Not at all interested7711.7
Missing45 
TOTAL658100.0
99) How interested are you in reading more in the following church and ministry-related area? - personal counseling (INSTPERS)
TOTAL%
1) Very interested517.8
2) Somewhat interested13620.9
3) Not very interested23035.4
4) Not at all interested23335.8
Missing53 
TOTAL650100.0
100) How interested are you in reading more in the following church and ministry-related area? - marriage counseling (INSTMARR)
TOTAL%
1) Very interested375.8
2) Somewhat interested8413.1
3) Not very interested20932.5
4) Not at all interested31348.7
Missing60 
TOTAL643100.0
101) How interested are you in reading more in the following church and ministry-related area? - sermon construction and preparation (INSTSERM)
TOTAL%
1) Very interested71.1
2) Somewhat interested589.1
3) Not very interested14322.3
4) Not at all interested43267.5
Missing63 
TOTAL640100.0
102) How interested are you in reading more in the following church and ministry-related area? - children/youth ministry (INSTKIDS)
TOTAL%
1) Very interested517.9
2) Somewhat interested13420.6
3) Not very interested17026.2
4) Not at all interested29445.3
Missing54 
TOTAL649100.0
103) How interested are you in reading more in the following church and ministry-related area? - church administration (INSTADMN)
TOTAL%
1) Very interested223.4
2) Somewhat interested9414.6
3) Not very interested17627.3
4) Not at all interested35254.7
Missing59 
TOTAL644100.0
104) How interested are you in reading more in the following church and ministry-related area? - feminist theology (INSTFEM)
TOTAL%
1) Very interested142.2
2) Somewhat interested7010.9
3) Not very interested13921.7
4) Not at all interested41765.2
Missing63 
TOTAL640100.0
105) How interested are you in reading more in the following church and ministry-related area? - clergy helps (INSTCLRG)
TOTAL%
1) Very interested30.5
2) Somewhat interested538.3
3) Not very interested16125.3
4) Not at all interested42065.9
Missing66 
TOTAL637100.0
106) How interested are you in reading more in the following church and ministry-related area? - Presbyterian beliefs and history (INSTPRES)
TOTAL%
1) Very interested9213.9
2) Somewhat interested28342.7
3) Not very interested13420.2
4) Not at all interested15423.2
Missing40 
TOTAL663100.0
107) How interested are you in reading more in the following church and ministry-related area? - collections of sermons (INSTCOLL)
TOTAL%
1) Very interested152.3
2) Somewhat interested10716.6
3) Not very interested18328.3
4) Not at all interested34152.8
Missing57 
TOTAL646100.0
108) Are there any areas of interest or concern to you personally that are not adequately covered by publications currently available? (NOTPERSN)
TOTAL%
1) No31446.8
2) Yes304.5
3) Not sure32748.7
Missing32 
TOTAL671100.0
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) No19929.7
2) Yes345.1
3) Not sure43665.2
Missing34 
TOTAL669100.0
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 coprocessor162.5
2) IBM-compatible PC with a 386 coprocessor324.9
3) IBM-compatible PC with a 486 coprocessor7211.1
4) IBM-compatible PC with a Pentium chip21232.7
5) Older MAC203.1
6) Power MAC233.5
7) Don't know456.9
8) Never use a computer22935.3
Missing54 
TOTAL649100.0
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) No7517.5
2) Yes31473.2
3) Don't know409.3
Missing274 
TOTAL429100.0
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%
1) 1x10.5
2) 2x2312.0
3) 3x10.5
4) 4x6232.5
6) 6x2613.6
8) 8x2814.7
9) 9x or higher5026.2
Missing512 
TOTAL191100.0
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) Always11521.4
2) Frequently6211.5
3) Occasionally6812.7
4) Rarely295.4
5) Never20337.8
6) Don't know6011.2
Missing166 
TOTAL537100.0
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) Always6813.1
2) Frequently7915.2
3) Occasionally8316.0
4) Rarely377.1
5) Never19737.9
6) Don't know5610.8
Missing183 
TOTAL520100.0
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) Always8014.9
2) Frequently8014.9
3) Occasionally11020.5
4) Rarely6612.3
5) Never15028.0
6) Don't know509.3
Missing167 
TOTAL536100.0
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) Always8014.0
2) Frequently7713.5
3) Occasionally13724.0
4) Rarely10117.7
5) Never14525.4
6) Don't know315.4
Missing132 
TOTAL571100.0
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) Always488.9
2) Frequently6612.2
3) Occasionally10118.7
4) Rarely6512.1
5) Never21239.3
6) Don't know478.7
Missing164 
TOTAL539100.0
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) Always71.5
2) Frequently102.1
3) Occasionally183.7
4) Rarely428.7
5) Never32667.8
6) Don't know7816.2
Missing222 
TOTAL481100.0
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) Always30.6
2) Frequently30.6
3) Occasionally163.3
4) Rarely255.2
5) Never35873.8
6) Don't know8016.5
Missing218 
TOTAL485100.0
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) Always61.2
2) Frequently163.3
3) Occasionally224.6
4) Rarely347.1
5) Never31665.6
6) Don't know8818.3
Missing221 
TOTAL482100.0
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 other3635.6
2) The Living Bible3332.7
3) The Message55.0
4) Oxford44.0
5) New American Standard1918.8
6) Phillips44.0
Missing602 
TOTAL101100.0
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)12922.4
2) The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)10317.9
3) The Revised Standard Version (RSV)12121.0
4) The King James Version11419.8
5) The Good News Bible5810.1
6) Today's English Bible30.5
7) The Jerusalem Bible10.2
8) The New English Bible91.6
9) Other162.8
10) The Living Bible162.8
12) Oxford20.3
13) New American Standard30.5
Missing128 
TOTAL575100.0
123) How familiar are you with The Presbyterian Hymnal? (Published 1990; blue cover with the PCUSA seal) (PRESHYMN)
TOTAL%
1) Very familiar22734.0
2) Generally familiar22734.0
3) Slightly familiar12018.0
4) Not at all familiar9313.9
Missing36 
TOTAL667100.0
124) Does your congregation use The Presbyterian Hymnal in worship? (USEHYMNL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, always39459.2
2) Yes, often7411.1
3) Yes, occasionally365.4
4) No, never9514.3
5) Don't know669.9
Missing38 
TOTAL665100.0
125) What is your overall opinion of the following publication? - The Presbyterian Hymnal (OPHYMNAL)
TOTAL%
1) Excellent14722.2
2) Good25238.0
3) Fair7711.6
4) Poor324.8
5) No opinion15523.4
Missing40 
TOTAL663100.0
126) What is your overall opinion of the following publication? - The Interpretation Bible Commentaries (OPIBC)
TOTAL%
1) Excellent101.6
2) Good467.4
3) Fair91.4
4) Poor40.6
5) No opinion55288.9
Missing82 
TOTAL621100.0
127) What is your overall opinion of the following publication? - The Westminster Bible Companion series (OPWBCSER)
TOTAL%
1) Excellent50.8
2) Good223.5
3) Fair101.6
4) Poor40.6
5) No opinion57993.4
Missing83 
TOTAL620100.0
128) What is your overall opinion of the following publication? - The Book of Common Worship (OPBKCW)
TOTAL%
1) Excellent386.1
2) Good8213.2
3) Fair233.7
4) Poor20.3
5) No opinion47576.6
Missing83 
TOTAL620100.0
129) What is your overall opinion of the following publication? - The Daily Study Bible (OPDSB)
TOTAL%
1) Excellent172.7
2) Good376.0
3) Fair91.5
4) Poor50.8
5) No opinion55289.0
Missing83 
TOTAL620100.0
130) What is your overall opinion of the following publication? - The New Interpreter's Bible (OPNIB)
TOTAL%
1) Excellent91.4
2) Good274.3
3) Fair71.1
4) Poor50.8
5) No opinion57592.3
Missing80 
TOTAL623100.0
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 interested304.6
2) Interested7611.7
3) Not very interested13921.3
4) Not at all interested26540.6
5) Don't know14221.8
Missing51 
TOTAL652100.0
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) 12.0
15) 12.0
20) 23.9
25) 35.9
30) 12.0
40) 47.8
43) 12.0
49) 12.0
50) 35.9
60) 23.9
75) 12.0
80) 12.0
99) 23.9
100) 611.8
120) 35.9
125) 12.0
150) 35.9
200) 611.8
225) 12.0
250) 12.0
300) 12.0
400) 12.0
450) 12.0
500) 12.0
800) 23.9
995) 12.0
Missing652 
TOTAL51100.0
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) 38.1
2) 25.4
3) 410.8
5) 38.1
7) 12.7
8) 12.7
10) 1027.0
12) 12.7
15) 12.7
20) 718.9
25) 25.4
30) 12.7
40) 12.7
Missing666 
TOTAL37100.0
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 interested152.4
2) Interested6310.2
3) Not very interested14122.7
4) Not at all interested40164.7
Missing83 
TOTAL620100.0
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 interested142.3
2) Interested6610.7
3) Not very interested13522.0
4) Not at all interested39965.0
Missing89 
TOTAL614100.0
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 interested152.4
2) Interested579.3
3) Not very interested14323.3
4) Not at all interested39864.9
Missing90 
TOTAL613100.0
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 interested152.4
2) Somewhat interested508.1
3) Not very interested14924.3
4) Not at all interested40065.1
Missing89 
TOTAL614100.0
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 interested477.5
2) Somewhat interested12519.9
3) Not very interested10817.2
4) Not at all interested34855.4
Missing75 
TOTAL628100.0
139) Sample (SAMPLE)
TOTAL%
1) 703100.0
TOTAL703100.0
140) Old code (OLDCODE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL7031118.994635
141) How many years have you been a member of your current congregation? (YEARSMEM)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL69320.1817
142) How far do you live from your congregation? (FARLIVE)
TOTAL%
0) Less than one mile40.6
1) 16824.7
2) 12117.8
3) 7911.6
4) 619.0
5) 7010.3
6) 253.7
7) 243.5
8) 243.5
9) 60.9
10) 385.6
11) 30.4
12) 81.2
13) 40.6
14) 20.3
15) 162.3
16) 10.1
17) 40.6
18) 30.4
20) 20.3
22) 10.1
23) 10.1
25) 50.7
26) 10.1
27) 10.1
30) 30.4
35) 10.1
70) 10.1
99) 99 miles or more40.6
Missing22 
TOTAL681100.0
143) How often do you attend your congregation's Sunday worship services? (ATTNDSUN)
TOTAL%
1) Never101.4
2) Less than once a year71.0
3) Once or twice a year121.7
4) Several times a year456.5
5) Once a month355.0
6) Two to three times a month10314.8
7) Nearly every week33247.6
8) Every week15322.0
Missing6 
TOTAL697100.0
144) What is the approximate membership of the congregation(s) you attend? (MEMMEM)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL6222427.013654
145) Have you ever been ordained an elder in the Presbyterian Church? (ORDELDER)
TOTAL%
1) No44764.7
2) Yes24435.3
Missing12 
TOTAL691100.0
146) (ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ANSWERED 1="YES" TO ORDELDER) Are you now serving on session? (SRVELDER)
TOTAL%
1) No26392.6
2) Yes217.4
Missing419 
TOTAL284100.0
147) Have you ever been ordained a deacon in the Presbyterian Church? (ORDDECON)
TOTAL%
1) No45366.2
2) Yes23133.8
Missing19 
TOTAL684100.0
148) (ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ANSWERED 1="YES" TO ORDDECON) Are you currently serving on the board of deacons? (SRVDECON)
TOTAL%
1) No21980.2
2) Yes5419.8
Missing430 
TOTAL273100.0
149) Do you hold the following position in church? - Chair of congregational committee or task force (POSCHAIR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked63189.8
1) Checked7210.2
TOTAL703100.0
150) Do you hold the following position in church? - Member of congregational committee or task force (POSFORCE)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked48168.4
1) Checked22231.6
TOTAL703100.0
151) Do you hold the following position in church? - Member of presbytery, synod, or General Assembly committee or task force (POSPRSBY)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked67195.4
1) Checked324.6
TOTAL703100.0
152) Do you hold the following position in church? - Officer of men's, women's, or youth group (POSOFFCR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked57381.5
1) Checked13018.5
TOTAL703100.0
153) Do you hold the following position in church? - Organist or choir director (POSORGST)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked68897.9
1) Checked152.1
TOTAL703100.0
154) Do you hold the following position in church? - Member of choir (POSCHOIR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked58583.2
1) Checked11816.8
TOTAL703100.0
155) Do you hold the following position in church? - Other (POSOTHER)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked61487.3
1) Checked8912.7
TOTAL703100.0
156) Do you hold the following position in church? - Sunday school teacher (POSTCHR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked64792.0
1) Checked568.0
TOTAL703100.0
157) 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 checked57181.2
1) Checked13218.8
TOTAL703100.0
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? - I was traveling on business over a weekend and didn't get home in time. (NOTTRVL)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked58583.3
1) Checked11716.7
Missing1 
TOTAL702100.0
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 ill. (NOTILL)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked37453.3
1) Checked32846.7
Missing1 
TOTAL702100.0
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 had family responsibilities (e.g., caring for an ill or disabled child or parent). (NOTFAMLY)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked52474.5
1) Checked17925.5
TOTAL703100.0
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 was away on vacation. (NOTVACAT)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked16223.0
1) Checked54177.0
TOTAL703100.0
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 needed the time to catch up on other responsibilities. (NOTTIME)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked55779.2
1) Checked14620.8
TOTAL703100.0
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 just didn't feel like going. (NOTFEEL)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked53175.5
1) Checked17224.5
TOTAL703100.0
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? - The weather was bad. (NOTWETHR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked57982.5
1) Checked12317.5
Missing1 
TOTAL702100.0
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? - I overslept. (NOTSLEEP)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked65693.3
1) Checked476.7
TOTAL703100.0
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 had guests from out of town. (NOTGUEST)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked50772.1
1) Checked19627.9
TOTAL703100.0
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 decided to do something else that day. (NOTELSE)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked55779.2
1) Checked14620.8
TOTAL703100.0
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? - Other (NOTOTHER)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked67796.3
1) Checked263.7
TOTAL703100.0
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? - Negative view of something (NOTNEGVW)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked69098.2
1) Checked131.8
TOTAL703100.0
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? - Ministerial change (NOTMINCH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked70299.9
1) Checked10.1
TOTAL703100.0
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? - Family-marital change (NOTMARCH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked69999.4
1) Checked40.6
TOTAL703100.0
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? - Went to another church (NOTOTHCH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked68597.4
1) Checked182.6
TOTAL703100.0
173) 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 checked69699.0
1) Checked71.0
TOTAL703100.0
174) 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 hours15422.4
2) One to two hours13519.6
3) Three to five hours18426.7
4) Six to ten hours12017.4
5) Eleven to twenty hours8011.6
6) More than twenty hours162.3
Missing14 
TOTAL689100.0
175) 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 hours23835.3
2) One to two hours14621.6
3) Three to five hours15222.5
4) Six to ten hours9413.9
5) Eleven to twenty hours304.4
6) More than twenty hours152.2
Missing28 
TOTAL675100.0
176) 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 hours35854.1
2) One to two hours14521.9
3) Three to five hours9514.4
4) Six to ten hours416.2
5) Eleven to twenty hours81.2
6) More than twenty hours152.3
Missing41 
TOTAL662100.0
177) 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 hours26039.3
2) One to two hours15823.9
3) Three to five hours11517.4
4) Six to ten hours629.4
5) Eleven to twenty hours324.8
6) More than twenty hours345.1
Missing42 
TOTAL661100.0
178) 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 more16022.9
2) About the same participation35050.0
3) Participate less17625.1
4) Not Applicable142.0
Missing3 
TOTAL700100.0
179) How likely is it that you will be a part of your current congregation five years from now? (ACT5YRS)
TOTAL%
1) Very likely44563.8
2) Likely12618.1
3) Not sure8311.9
4) Not at all likely162.3
5) Not very likely273.9
Missing6 
TOTAL697100.0
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: moving away from this area/community. (LVAREA)
TOTAL%
1) Very important2555.6
2) Important48.9
3) Not very important613.3
4) Not at all important1022.2
Missing658 
TOTAL45100.0
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: too much conflict in the congregation. (LVCNFLCT)
TOTAL%
1) Very important717.9
2) Important615.4
3) Not very important1128.2
4) Not at all important1538.5
Missing664 
TOTAL39100.0
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 don't really fit in with most people here. (LVFITIN)
TOTAL%
1) Very important512.8
2) Important615.4
3) Not very important1025.6
4) Not at all important1846.2
Missing664 
TOTAL39100.0
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 am getting married. (LVMARR)
TOTAL%
2) Important13.2
3) Not very important39.7
4) Not at all important2787.1
Missing672 
TOTAL31100.0
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: I don't like the programs that it currently offers. (LVPRGRMS)
TOTAL%
1) Very important38.8
2) Important823.5
3) Not very important514.7
4) Not at all important1852.9
Missing669 
TOTAL34100.0
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: The worship services often do not satisfy spiritual needs. (LVSPIRIT)
TOTAL%
1) Very important1332.5
2) Important717.5
3) Not very important512.5
4) Not at all important1537.5
Missing663 
TOTAL40100.0
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 don't appreciate the pastor(s). (LVPASTOR)
TOTAL%
1) Very important721.2
2) Important412.1
3) Not very important721.2
4) Not at all important1545.5
Missing670 
TOTAL33100.0
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: I've been drifting away from church and I think that will continue. (LVDRIFT)
TOTAL%
1) Very important411.4
2) Important925.7
3) Not very important411.4
4) Not at all important1851.4
Missing668 
TOTAL35100.0
188) (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 concerns741.2
2) Denomination529.4
3) All else529.4
Missing686 
TOTAL17100.0
189) During your life, have you ever been a member of a congregation affiliated with a denomination other than Presbyterian? (DENOMOTH)
TOTAL%
1) No28841.1
2) Yes41358.9
Missing2 
TOTAL701100.0
190) (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
TOTAL47130.53321
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: Baptist (DENBAPT)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked60186.4
1) Checked9513.6
Missing7 
TOTAL696100.0
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: Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) (DENDISC)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked67796.4
1) Checked253.6
Missing1 
TOTAL702100.0
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: Episcopalian (DENEPIS)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked68197.0
1) Checked213.0
Missing1 
TOTAL702100.0
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: Friends (Quaker) (DENFRNDS)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked69999.4
1) Checked40.6
TOTAL703100.0
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: Lutheran (DENLUTH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked65392.9
1) Checked507.1
TOTAL703100.0
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: Methodist (DENMETH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked54577.5
1) Checked15822.5
TOTAL703100.0
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: Reformed (DENRFRMD)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked68797.7
1) Checked162.3
TOTAL703100.0
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: Roman Catholic (DENROMAN)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked66694.7
1) Checked375.3
TOTAL703100.0
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: United Church of Christ (DENUCC)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked66794.9
1) Checked365.1
TOTAL703100.0
200) (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 checked63590.3
1) Checked689.7
TOTAL703100.0
201) When you were a teenager, how often did your father attend religious services? (DADREL)
TOTAL%
1) Never10615.5
2) Less than once a year263.8
3) Once or twice a year8011.7
4) Several times a year466.7
5) About once a month345.0
6) Two to three times a month355.1
7) Nearly every week16123.5
8) Every week16824.6
9) Don't know/not applicable284.1
Missing19 
TOTAL684100.0
202) When you were a teenager, how often did your mother attend religious services? (MOMREL)
TOTAL%
1) Never487.0
2) Less than once a year172.5
3) Once or twice a year385.6
4) Several times a year497.2
5) About once a month334.8
6) Two to three times a month619.0
7) Nearly every week21631.7
8) Every week20930.7
9) Don't know/not applicable101.5
Missing22 
TOTAL681100.0
203) 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) Baptist6910.1
2) Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)243.5
3) Episcopalian131.9
4) Friends (Quaker)30.4
5) Lutheran365.3
6) Methodist11016.2
7) Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), PCUS, UPCUSA, or UPCNA30845.2
8) Reformed81.2
9) Roman Catholic314.6
10) UCC (United Church of Christ/Congregational)152.2
11) None91.3
12) Other537.8
99) More than one selected20.3
Missing22 
TOTAL681100.0
204) Were you raised in the congregation you currently belong to? (CONGRAIS)
TOTAL%
1) No59484.9
2) Yes10615.1
Missing3 
TOTAL700100.0
205) Which of the following terms best describes your current stand on theological issues? (THELVIEW)
TOTAL%
1) Very conservative537.7
2) Conservative21631.3
3) Moderate32847.6
4) Liberal7911.5
5) Very liberal131.9
Missing14 
TOTAL689100.0
206) Have you ever tried to encourage someone to believe in Jesus Christ or to accept Him as a personal savior? (SAVIOR)
TOTAL%
1) No26938.8
2) Yes42561.2
Missing9 
TOTAL694100.0
207) 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) No39056.9
2) Yes29543.1
Missing18 
TOTAL685100.0
208) 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.18226.2
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.29141.9
4) It is the inspired, authoritative Word of God that is without error in all that it says about faith and morals.13920.0
5) It is the inspired Word of God, without error not only in matters of faith, but also in historical, scientific, geographic, and other secular matters.7010.1
9) More than one selected101.4
Missing9 
TOTAL694100.0
209) Do you think there is a heaven, where people who have led good lives are eternally rewarded? (HEAVEN)
TOTAL%
1) No456.6
2) Yes52676.8
3) Not sure11416.6
Missing18 
TOTAL685100.0
210) 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) No12317.8
2) Yes35150.9
3) Not sure21631.3
Missing13 
TOTAL690100.0
211) 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) Essential18226.5
2) Very important25537.1
3) Somewhat important22032.0
4) Not at all important314.5
Missing15 
TOTAL688100.0
212) 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) Essential30944.8
2) Very important25236.6
3) Somewhat important12017.4
4) Not at all important81.2
Missing14 
TOTAL689100.0
213) 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) Essential9213.6
2) Very important25838.1
3) Somewhat important28441.9
4) Not at all important436.4
Missing26 
TOTAL677100.0
214) 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) Essential19027.7
2) Very important40358.7
3) Somewhat important9213.4
4) Not at all important10.1
Missing17 
TOTAL686100.0
215) When you think about the qualities of a good Christian life, how important is the following to you? - Attending church regularly (LIFECHRC)
TOTAL%
1) Essential19728.8
2) Very important30945.2
3) Somewhat important16223.7
4) Not at all important152.2
Missing20 
TOTAL683100.0
216) 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) Essential11016.4
2) Very important27941.5
3) Somewhat important24035.7
4) Not at all important436.4
Missing31 
TOTAL672100.0
217) 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) Essential48569.7
2) Very important18426.4
3) Somewhat important263.7
4) Not at all important10.1
Missing7 
TOTAL696100.0
218) 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) Essential9814.4
2) Very important30344.6
3) Somewhat important23935.2
4) Not at all important395.7
Missing24 
TOTAL679100.0
219) 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) Essential13119.1
2) Very important32246.9
3) Somewhat important20730.1
4) Not at all important273.9
Missing16 
TOTAL687100.0
220) 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) Essential26438.2
2) Very important37454.1
3) Somewhat important537.7
Missing12 
TOTAL691100.0
221) 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) Essential11416.7
2) Very important32347.2
3) Somewhat important21932.0
4) Not at all important284.1
Missing19 
TOTAL684100.0
222) 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) Essential14721.7
2) Very important27440.5
3) Somewhat important21531.8
4) Not at all important405.9
Missing27 
TOTAL676100.0
223) 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) Essential10515.5
2) Very important24636.3
3) Somewhat important21331.5
4) Not at all important11316.7
Missing26 
TOTAL677100.0
224) 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 agree669.6
2) Agree18226.6
3) Not sure8212.0
4) Disagree27540.1
5) Strongly disagree8011.7
Missing18 
TOTAL685100.0
225) 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 agree618.9
2) Agree18326.6
3) Not sure10915.8
4) Disagree20930.3
5) Strongly disagree12718.4
Missing14 
TOTAL689100.0
226) Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with the following statement: There is a life beyond death. (AGDEATH)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree41359.8
2) Agree18026.0
3) Not sure9113.2
4) Disagree60.9
5) Strongly disagree10.1
Missing12 
TOTAL691100.0
227) 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 agree30344.1
2) Agree18927.5
3) Not sure12017.5
4) Disagree639.2
5) Strongly disagree121.7
Missing16 
TOTAL687100.0
228) 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 agree18126.3
2) Agree12518.1
3) Not sure19027.6
4) Disagree14320.8
5) Strongly disagree507.3
Missing14 
TOTAL689100.0
229) 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 agree355.2
2) Agree10315.3
3) Not sure9113.5
4) Disagree22232.9
5) Strongly disagree22433.2
Missing28 
TOTAL675100.0
230) 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 agree233.4
2) Agree10915.9
3) Not sure11917.3
4) Disagree33949.4
5) Strongly disagree9614.0
Missing17 
TOTAL686100.0
231) 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 agree17425.2
2) Agree38756.0
3) Not sure629.0
4) Disagree639.1
5) Strongly disagree50.7
Missing12 
TOTAL691100.0
232) 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 agree233.4
2) Agree11316.6
3) Not sure17726.0
4) Disagree21731.9
5) Strongly disagree15122.2
Missing22 
TOTAL681100.0
233) 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 agree619.0
2) Agree17425.6
3) Not sure11817.4
4) Disagree17425.6
5) Strongly disagree15322.5
Missing23 
TOTAL680100.0
234) Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with the following statement: The Devil (Satan) really exists. (AGDEVIL)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree20229.2
2) Agree22332.3
3) Not sure17425.2
4) Disagree547.8
5) Strongly disagree385.5
Missing12 
TOTAL691100.0
235) Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with the following statement: Jesus was born of a virgin. (AGBORN)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree31144.9
2) Agree23834.4
3) Not sure11716.9
4) Disagree162.3
5) Strongly disagree101.4
Missing11 
TOTAL692100.0
236) 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 agree30744.2
2) Agree21030.3
3) Not sure16023.1
4) Disagree121.7
5) Strongly disagree50.7
Missing9 
TOTAL694100.0
237) Do you consider yourself a "born-again" Christian? (BORNAGN)
TOTAL%
1) No40057.4
2) Yes20629.6
3) Not sure9113.1
Missing6 
TOTAL697100.0
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: drinks alcohol in moderation (ACTALCL)
TOTAL%
1) Admire111.6
2) Think is all right51574.2
3) Mildly disapprove12217.6
4) Highly disapprove466.6
Missing9 
TOTAL694100.0
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 very ambitious (ACTAMBT)
TOTAL%
1) Admire16924.9
2) Think is all right44465.3
3) Mildly disapprove649.4
4) Highly disapprove30.4
Missing23 
TOTAL680100.0
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: is satisfied with her/his lot in life (ACTSAT)
TOTAL%
1) Admire21431.1
2) Think is all right41059.6
3) Mildly disapprove588.4
4) Highly disapprove60.9
Missing15 
TOTAL688100.0
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: lives together in a heterosexual relationship outside of marriage (ACTTOGT)
TOTAL%
1) Admire60.9
2) Think is all right11616.6
3) Mildly disapprove27839.8
4) Highly disapprove29942.8
Missing4 
TOTAL699100.0
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: thinks s/he is better than others (ACTBETR)
TOTAL%
1) Admire10.1
2) Think is all right91.3
3) Mildly disapprove17825.8
4) Highly disapprove50372.8
Missing12 
TOTAL691100.0
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 (ACTGAY)
TOTAL%
1) Admire10.1
2) Think is all right12618.1
3) Mildly disapprove18626.7
4) Highly disapprove38355.0
Missing7 
TOTAL696100.0
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: is openly, actively gay or lesbian as part of a committed couple (ACTCPLE)
TOTAL%
1) Admire101.5
2) Think is all right14821.6
3) Mildly disapprove15722.9
4) Highly disapprove37054.0
Missing18 
TOTAL685100.0
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: lives her/his faith quietly (ACTQUET)
TOTAL%
1) Admire25636.7
2) Think is all right40057.3
3) Mildly disapprove334.7
4) Highly disapprove91.3
Missing5 
TOTAL698100.0
246) 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%
1) Admire20.3
2) Think is all right71.0
3) Mildly disapprove13219.0
4) Highly disapprove55379.7
Missing9 
TOTAL694100.0
247) 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 approval30443.6
2) Probably favor approval15121.6
3) Not sure639.0
4) Probably do not favor approval10815.5
5) Definitely do not favor approval7210.3
Missing5 
TOTAL698100.0
248) What is your sex? (GENDER)
TOTAL%
1) Female46165.8
2) Male24034.2
Missing2 
TOTAL701100.0
249) What is your present age? (AGE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL69456.19717
250) 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 farm689.9
2) On a farm375.4
3) In a small city or town (under 50,000)21330.9
4) In a medium-size city (50,000-250,000)10415.1
5) In a suburb near a medium-size city507.2
6) In a large city (over 250,000)7711.2
7) In a suburb near a large city14120.4
Missing13 
TOTAL690100.0
251) What is your employment status? (YOUREMP1)
TOTAL%
1) Employed full time21632.3
2) Employed part time7511.2
3) Self-employed497.3
4) Unemployed91.3
5) Retired23535.1
6) Full-time homemaker619.1
7) Student223.3
8) Other (specify)20.3
Missing34 
TOTAL669100.0
252) What is your employment status? (YOUREMP2)
TOTAL%
1) Employed full time96.6
2) Employed part time107.3
3) Self-employed1410.2
5) Retired4029.2
6) Full-time homemaker3827.7
7) Student1510.9
8) Other (specify)118.0
Missing566 
TOTAL137100.0
253) 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
TOTAL38137.29717
254) What is your present marital status? (MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Married53378.4
2) Not married14721.6
Missing23 
TOTAL680100.0
255) (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 married5936.2
2) Yes, am now widowed7747.2
3) Yes, am now divorced2414.7
4) Yes, am both widowed and divorced31.8
Missing540 
TOTAL163100.0
256) 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) 61.0
17) 61.0
18) 213.4
19) 589.4
20) 558.9
21) 8614.0
22) 7512.2
23) 6710.9
24) 518.3
25) 467.5
26) 274.4
27) 315.0
28) 254.1
29) 193.1
30) 71.1
31) 101.6
32) 71.1
33) 20.3
34) 10.2
35) 61.0
36) 20.3
38) 10.2
39) 10.2
40) 10.2
42) 30.5
49) 10.2
Missing88 
TOTAL615100.0
257) (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) No43484.4
2) Yes, was widowed163.1
3) Yes, was divorced6312.3
4) Yes, was both widowed and divorced10.2
Missing189 
TOTAL514100.0
258) (ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ARE MARRIED) Overall, how often does your husband or wife attend Sunday worship services? (SPSSUN)
TOTAL%
1) Never224.2
2) Less than once a year51.0
3) Once or twice a year305.7
4) Several times a year468.7
5) About once a month366.8
6) Two to three times a month7113.5
7) Nearly every week20338.6
8) Every week11321.5
Missing177 
TOTAL526100.0
259) (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) No7113.5
2) Yes45686.5
Missing176 
TOTAL527100.0
260) (ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO 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 do3646.2
2) Generally attends another congregation1012.8
3) Sometimes attends my congregation, sometimes another33.8
4) Usually does not attend2937.2
Missing625 
TOTAL78100.0
261) (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) Baptist5911.3
2) Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)163.1
3) Episcopalian132.5
4) Friends (Quakers)20.4
5) Lutheran428.0
6) Methodist8215.7
7) Presbyterian17733.8
8) Reformed20.4
9) Roman Catholic5911.3
10) United Church of Christ152.9
11) None183.4
12) Other387.3
Missing180 
TOTAL523100.0
262) (ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ARE MARRIED) Please indicate your husband or wife's current religious affiliation. (SPSCURNT)
TOTAL%
1) Baptist40.9
2) Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)10.2
3) Episcopalian10.2
5) Lutheran10.2
6) Methodist81.8
7) Presbyterian40990.3
9) Roman Catholic92.0
11) None173.8
12) Other30.7
Missing250 
TOTAL453100.0
263) (ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ARE MARRIED) Please indicate your spouse's employment status. (SPSEMP1)
TOTAL%
1) Employed full time19538.2
2) Employed part time418.0
3) Self-employed5811.4
4) Unemployed20.4
5) Retired15530.4
6) Full-time homemaker5310.4
7) Student20.4
8) Other40.8
Missing193 
TOTAL510100.0
264) (ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ARE MARRIED) Please indicate your spouse's employment status. (SPSEMP2)
TOTAL%
1) 1013.7
2) Employed part time22.7
3) Self-employed1216.4
4) Unemployed11.4
5) Retired2027.4
6) Full-time homemaker1824.7
7) Student45.5
8) Other68.2
Missing630 
TOTAL73100.0
265) (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) None113.5
1) 10.3
3) 10.3
5) 20.6
7) 10.3
8) 20.6
9) 10.3
10) 61.9
12) 20.6
14) 10.3
15) 72.2
16) 51.6
20) 154.8
21) 10.3
24) 61.9
25) 41.3
30) 82.5
32) 20.6
33) 10.3
35) 72.2
36) 31.0
37) 10.3
40) 8426.7
42) 82.5
44) 20.6
45) 257.9
47) 20.6
48) 51.6
50) 5116.2
53) 20.6
55) 92.9
60) 237.3
63) 10.3
65) 41.3
67) 10.3
68) 20.6
70) 20.6
72) 10.3
75) 10.3
80) 20.6
85) 10.3
95) 10.3
Missing388 
TOTAL315100.0
266) How many children have you had? (KIDS)
TOTAL%
0) None12117.5
1) One8011.5
2) Two22432.3
3) Three18226.3
4) Four568.1
5) Five202.9
6) Six71.0
7) Seven30.4
Missing10 
TOTAL693100.0
267) What age were you, approximately, when your first child was born? (AGEKID)
TOTAL%
0) 20.3
15) 10.2
16) 10.2
17) 30.5
18) 40.7
19) 152.6
20) 264.5
21) 254.4
22) 335.7
23) 549.4
24) 468.0
25) 7312.7
26) 498.5
27) 498.5
28) 407.0
29) 305.2
30) 356.1
31) 193.3
32) 213.7
33) 111.9
34) 142.4
35) 50.9
36) 30.5
37) 50.9
38) 30.5
39) 30.5
40) 30.5
42) 10.2
Missing129 
TOTAL574100.0
268) Do you have any legally adopted children? (ADPTKIDS)
TOTAL%
1) No67095.9
2) Yes294.1
Missing4 
TOTAL699100.0
269) (ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE LEGALLY ADOPTED CHILDREN) How many legally adopted children do you have? (ADPTMANY)
TOTAL%
1) One1659.3
2) Two1037.0
3) Three13.7
Missing676 
TOTAL27100.0
270) Do you have any stepchildren (that is, did your spouse already have children at the time of your marriage)? (STEPKIDS)
TOTAL%
1) No59088.9
2) Yes7411.1
Missing39 
TOTAL664100.0
271) (ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE STEPCHILDREN) How many stepchildren do you have? (STEPMANY)
TOTAL%
1) One2940.3
2) Two1825.0
3) Three1419.4
4) Four68.3
5) Five34.2
6) Six22.8
Missing631 
TOTAL72100.0
272) 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.11616.5
2) Two of us34449.1
3) Three of us10715.3
4) Four of us8712.4
5) Five of us324.6
6) Six of us60.9
7) Seven or more of us50.7
8) Not applicable40.6
Missing2 
TOTAL701100.0
273) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are: aged under 6 years? (HOLD6)
TOTAL%
0) None11062.9
1) One3922.3
2) Two2413.7
3) Three10.6
4) Four10.6
Missing528 
TOTAL175100.0
274) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are: aged 6 to 12 years? (HOLD612)
TOTAL%
0) None10250.5
1) One6733.2
2) Two2713.4
3) Three63.0
Missing501 
TOTAL202100.0
275) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are: aged 13 to 17 years? (HOLD1317)
TOTAL%
0) None9447.0
1) One7939.5
2) Two2512.5
3) Three21.0
Missing503 
TOTAL200100.0
276) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are: aged 18 to 24 years? (HOLD1824)
TOTAL%
0) None10168.2
1) One3523.6
2) Two117.4
3) Three10.7
Missing555 
TOTAL148100.0
277) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are: aged 25 and over? (HOLD25PL)
TOTAL%
0) None121.8
1) One10616.3
2) Two50677.7
3) Three223.4
4) Four50.8
Missing52 
TOTAL651100.0
278) 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 alone10315.2
2) A single parent, living with one or more children162.4
3) A married couple, no children in household31045.9
4) A married couple, living with one or more children22232.8
5) An unmarried couple, no children in household20.3
7) Another family arrangement (2 or more related adults), living with no children131.9
8) Another family arrangement (2 or more related adults), living with one or more children50.7
9) Roommates (2 or more unrelated adults), no children in household30.4
11) Some other arrangement20.3
Missing27 
TOTAL676100.0
279) Is the home in which you currently live: (OWNHOME)
TOTAL%
1) Rented by you436.3
2) Owned by you free and clear of mortgage31546.0
3) Owned by you with a mortgage29843.5
4) Owned by your congregation (i.e., a manse)284.1
5) Other10.1
Missing18 
TOTAL685100.0
280) In what state were you born? If you were not born in the United States, in what country were you born? (BRNSTATE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL69831.97415
281) In how many countries besides the United States have you lived? (CNTRYLIV)
TOTAL%
0) None60287.2
1) One568.1
2) Two152.2
3) Three101.4
4) Four50.7
5) Five10.1
7) Seven10.1
Missing13 
TOTAL690100.0
282) In how many states within the United States have you lived? (STATELIV)
TOTAL%
0) None507.2
1) One17825.6
2) Two16323.5
3) Three11917.1
4) Four7310.5
5) Five476.8
6) Six355.0
7) Seven162.3
8) Eight81.2
9) Nine20.3
10) Ten20.3
11) Eleven10.1
Missing9 
TOTAL694100.0
283) Generally speaking, do you think of yourself as a Democrat, Independent, Republican, or other? (POLITAFF)
TOTAL%
1) Democrat15722.8
2) Independent12117.5
3) Republican38756.1
4) Other253.6
Missing13 
TOTAL690100.0
284) What is your race or origin? (RACE1)
TOTAL%
1) White or Caucasian65198.6
2) Black or African-American40.6
4) Asian or Pacific Islander30.5
5) Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish origin20.3
Missing43 
TOTAL660100.0
285) What is your race or origin? (RACE2)
TOTAL%
1) White or Caucasian3995.1
2) Black or African-American12.4
3) Indian (American) or Alaska Native12.4
Missing662 
TOTAL41100.0
286) 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) None16524.8
1) One16424.6
2) Two25037.5
3) Three477.1
4) Four335.0
5) Five40.6
6) Six20.3
7) Seven10.2
Missing37 
TOTAL666100.0
287) 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 $10,000121.8
2) $10,000- $14,999304.6
3) $15,000- $19,999335.0
4) $20,000- $29,9996910.5
5) $30,000- $39,9998613.1
6) $40,000- $49,999639.6
7) $50,000- $59,9997711.7
8) $60,000- $69,999619.3
9) $70,000- $79,999436.5
10) $80,000- $89,999406.1
11) $90,000- $99,999243.7
12) $100,000- $124,999467.0
13) $125,000- $149,999253.8
14) $150,000 or more487.3
Missing46 
TOTAL657100.0
288) 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 earnings18527.6
2) 90-99% from earnings12618.8
3) 75-89% from earnings588.7
4) 50-74% from earnings395.8
5) 25-49% from earnings203.0
6) 1-24% from earnings6910.3
7) None from earnings17325.8
Missing33 
TOTAL670100.0
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 regular giving (not including special offerings or contributions to a capital campaign)? (MONYCONG)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL6581898.7142259
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 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
TOTAL472498.6611495
291) 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
TOTAL571207.68906
292) 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) $021432.2
2) $1-$5014922.4
3) $51-$1008012.0
4) $101-$50011317.0
5) $501-$1,000385.7
6) $1,001-$2,000375.6
7) $2,001 or more335.0
Missing39 
TOTAL664100.0
293) 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) $0203.0
2) $1-$5013419.8
3) $51-$10012218.0
4) $101-$50022733.6
5) $501-$1,0007210.7
6) $1,001-$2,000466.8
7) $2,001 or more558.1
Missing27 
TOTAL676100.0
294) Region (REGION)
TOTAL%
1) Northeast10214.5
2) Midwest25636.4
3) South22832.4
4) West11716.6
TOTAL703100.0
295) Total number of members 1996 (TOTMEM96)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL701724.485756
296) I-GENDER: What is your sex? (for use with online analysis) (I-GENDER)
TOTAL%
1) Female46165.8
2) Male24034.2
Missing2 
TOTAL701100.0
297) I-MARITAL: What is your present marital status? (for use with online analysis) (I-MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Married53378.4
2) Not married14721.6
Missing23 
TOTAL680100.0
298) I-REGION: Region (for use with online analysis) (I-REGION)
TOTAL%
1) Northeast10214.5
2) Midwest25636.4
3) South22832.4
4) West11716.6
TOTAL703100.0
299) 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) Democrat15722.8
2) Independent12117.5
3) Republican38756.1
4) Other253.6
Missing13 
TOTAL690100.0
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) <20K7511.4
1) 20K-49,99921833.2
2) 50K-99,99924537.3
3) 100K+11918.1
Missing46 
TOTAL657100.0
301) I-AGE: What is your present age? (recoded for use with online analysis) (I-AGE)
TOTAL%
0) <4013219.0
1) 40-4910815.6
2) 50-6419127.5
3) 65+26337.9
Missing9 
TOTAL694100.0
302) I-RACE1: What is your race or origin? (recoded for use with online analysis) (I-RACE1)
TOTAL%
0) White65198.6
1) Black40.6
2) Other50.8
Missing43 
TOTAL660100.0