Presbyterian Panel Survey, May 1998 - Communications Across the Church, Elders

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All frequencies are raw numbers (no weights used).
1) Respondent identification number (NEWCODE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL68020597.418356
2) The following is a type of information that is currently available to the members, elders, and ministers of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). Please think about this type of information and tell us if you personally want to receive it or be able to access it. (Think about this type of information apart from the way you might obtain it.) Please choose one answer for the following type of information: information about General Assembly (INGENASM)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, definitely19428.7
2) Yes, probably26138.7
3) No, probably not16624.6
4) No, definitely not355.2
5) No opinion192.8
Missing5 
TOTAL675100.0
3) The following is a type of information that is currently available to the members, elders, and ministers of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). Please think about this type of information and tell us if you personally want to receive it or be able to access it. (Think about this type of information apart from the way you might obtain it.) Please choose one answer for the following type of information: information about General Assembly Council (GAC) (INGAC)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, definitely7811.6
2) Yes, probably21131.5
3) No, probably not27040.3
4) No, definitely not659.7
5) No opinion466.9
Missing10 
TOTAL670100.0
4) The following is a type of information that is currently available to the members, elders, and ministers of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). Please think about this type of information and tell us if you personally want to receive it or be able to access it. (Think about this type of information apart from the way you might obtain it.) Please choose one answer for the following type of information: information about divisions, boards, and committees of the national church (INDIVCHR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, definitely324.8
2) Yes, probably15323.1
3) No, probably not35153.0
4) No, definitely not8312.5
5) No opinion436.5
Missing18 
TOTAL662100.0
5) The following is a type of information that is currently available to the members, elders, and ministers of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). Please think about this type of information and tell us if you personally want to receive it or be able to access it. (Think about this type of information apart from the way you might obtain it.) Please choose one answer for the following type of information: information about ecumenical groups (e.g., World or National Council of Churches) (INECUMEN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, definitely304.5
2) Yes, probably19729.8
3) No, probably not31147.0
4) No, definitely not9013.6
5) No opinion335.0
Missing19 
TOTAL661100.0
6) The following is a type of information that is currently available to the members, elders, and ministers of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). Please think about this type of information and tell us if you personally want to receive it or be able to access it. (Think about this type of information apart from the way you might obtain it.) Please choose one answer for the following type of information: information about announcements of deaths, retirements, and new positions of ministers of the Word and Sacrament (INWRDSAC)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, definitely213.1
2) Yes, probably11517.2
3) No, probably not30946.3
4) No, definitely not18327.4
5) No opinion395.8
Missing13 
TOTAL667100.0
7) The following is a type of information that is currently available to the members, elders, and ministers of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). Please think about this type of information and tell us if you personally want to receive it or be able to access it. (Think about this type of information apart from the way you might obtain it.) Please choose one answer for the following type of information: information about stories/news about Presbyterian congregations (INPRCONG)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, definitely10615.8
2) Yes, probably38457.3
3) No, probably not13319.9
4) No, definitely not304.5
5) No opinion172.5
Missing10 
TOTAL670100.0
8) The following is a type of information that is currently available to the members, elders, and ministers of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). Please think about this type of information and tell us if you personally want to receive it or be able to access it. (Think about this type of information apart from the way you might obtain it.) Please choose one answer for the following type of information: information about stories/news about Presbyterian and other Christian missions around the world (INMISSIN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, definitely12618.8
2) Yes, probably35653.0
3) No, probably not14922.2
4) No, definitely not253.7
5) No opinion162.4
Missing8 
TOTAL672100.0
9) The following is a type of information that is currently available to the members, elders, and ministers of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). Please think about this type of information and tell us if you personally want to receive it or be able to access it. (Think about this type of information apart from the way you might obtain it.) Please choose one answer for the following type of information: information about stories/news about Presbyterian colleges and universities (INPRUNIV)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, definitely6710.0
2) Yes, probably27941.7
3) No, probably not23935.7
4) No, definitely not639.4
5) No opinion213.1
Missing11 
TOTAL669100.0
10) The following is a type of information that is currently available to the members, elders, and ministers of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). Please think about this type of information and tell us if you personally want to receive it or be able to access it. (Think about this type of information apart from the way you might obtain it.) Please choose one answer for the following type of information: information about stories/news about Presbyterian theological institutions (INTHEOL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, definitely558.3
2) Yes, probably24336.7
3) No, probably not27741.8
4) No, definitely not649.7
5) No opinion233.5
Missing18 
TOTAL662100.0
11) The following is a type of information that is currently available to the members, elders, and ministers of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). Please think about this type of information and tell us if you personally want to receive it or be able to access it. (Think about this type of information apart from the way you might obtain it.) Please choose one answer for the following type of information: information about human interest stories about Presbyterians who are in the news (INHUMINT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, definitely11717.5
2) Yes, probably37856.7
3) No, probably not12518.7
4) No, definitely not324.8
5) No opinion152.2
Missing13 
TOTAL667100.0
12) The following is a type of information that is currently available to the members, elders, and ministers of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). Please think about this type of information and tell us if you personally want to receive it or be able to access it. (Think about this type of information apart from the way you might obtain it.) Please choose one answer for the following type of information: information about discussions of current social issues from a theological perspective (INSOCISS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, definitely18727.8
2) Yes, probably34150.7
3) No, probably not10415.5
4) No, definitely not263.9
5) No opinion142.1
Missing8 
TOTAL672100.0
13) The following is a type of information that is currently available to the members, elders, and ministers of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). Please think about this type of information and tell us if you personally want to receive it or be able to access it. (Think about this type of information apart from the way you might obtain it.) Please choose one answer for the following type of information: information about the denomination's financial status (INFINANC)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, definitely9013.5
2) Yes, probably30445.5
3) No, probably not21031.4
4) No, definitely not477.0
5) No opinion172.5
Missing12 
TOTAL668100.0
14) The following is a type of information that is currently available to the members, elders, and ministers of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). Please think about this type of information and tell us if you personally want to receive it or be able to access it. (Think about this type of information apart from the way you might obtain it.) Please choose one answer for the following type of information: information about articles on spirituality/growth in faith (INFAITH)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, definitely22734.0
2) Yes, probably33650.4
3) No, probably not7611.4
4) No, definitely not131.9
5) No opinion152.2
Missing13 
TOTAL667100.0
15) The following is a type of information that is currently available to the members, elders, and ministers of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). Please think about this type of information and tell us if you personally want to receive it or be able to access it. (Think about this type of information apart from the way you might obtain it.) Please choose one answer for the following type of information: information about resources available from the national church (INNATCHR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, definitely12819.1
2) Yes, probably29944.6
3) No, probably not18327.3
4) No, definitely not355.2
5) No opinion263.9
Missing9 
TOTAL671100.0
16) The following is a type of information that is currently available to the members, elders, and ministers of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). Please think about this type of information and tell us if you personally want to receive it or be able to access it. (Think about this type of information apart from the way you might obtain it.) Please choose one answer for the following type of information: information about programs of the denomination (e.g., peacemaking, stewardship, evangelism, etc.) (INPROGS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, definitely10715.9
2) Yes, probably34951.8
3) No, probably not16524.5
4) No, definitely not345.0
5) No opinion192.8
Missing6 
TOTAL674100.0
17) The following is a type of information that is currently available to the members, elders, and ministers of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). Please think about this type of information and tell us if you personally want to receive it or be able to access it. (Think about this type of information apart from the way you might obtain it.) Please choose one answer for the following type of information: information about opinion pieces, such as columns and editorials, from church leaders (INOPLDR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, definitely7811.6
2) Yes, probably32348.2
3) No, probably not20530.6
4) No, definitely not395.8
5) No opinion253.7
Missing10 
TOTAL670100.0
18) The following is a type of information that is currently available to the members, elders, and ministers of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). Please think about this type of information and tell us if you personally want to receive it or be able to access it. (Think about this type of information apart from the way you might obtain it.) Please choose one answer for the following type of information: information about opinions from church members (INOPMEM)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, definitely659.8
2) Yes, probably27040.6
3) No, probably not25638.5
4) No, definitely not497.4
5) No opinion253.8
Missing15 
TOTAL665100.0
19) The following is a type of information that is currently available to the members, elders, and ministers of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). Please think about this type of information and tell us if you personally want to receive it or be able to access it. (Think about this type of information apart from the way you might obtain it.) Please choose one answer for the following type of information: information about church-wide events and conferences (INEVENTS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, definitely8011.9
2) Yes, probably27741.1
3) No, probably not24436.2
4) No, definitely not426.2
5) No opinion314.6
Missing6 
TOTAL674100.0
20) The following is a type of information that is currently available to the members, elders, and ministers of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). Please think about this type of information and tell us if you personally want to receive it or be able to access it. (Think about this type of information apart from the way you might obtain it.) Please choose one answer for the following type of information: information about synods and presbyteries (INSYNOD)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, definitely598.8
2) Yes, probably28742.8
3) No, probably not25437.9
4) No, definitely not507.5
5) No opinion203.0
Missing10 
TOTAL670100.0
21) The following is a type of information that is currently available to the members, elders, and ministers of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). Please think about this type of information and tell us if you personally want to receive it or be able to access it. (Think about this type of information apart from the way you might obtain it.) Please choose one answer for the following type of information: information about Presbyterian beliefs (INBLIEFS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, definitely21932.7
2) Yes, probably33449.9
3) No, probably not8713.0
4) No, definitely not213.1
5) No opinion91.3
Missing10 
TOTAL670100.0
22) The following is a type of information that is currently available to the members, elders, and ministers of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). Please think about this type of information and tell us if you personally want to receive it or be able to access it. (Think about this type of information apart from the way you might obtain it.) Please choose one answer for the following type of information: information about other (please specify) (INOTHER)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, definitely1813.0
2) Yes, probably75.1
3) No, probably not3424.6
4) No, definitely not128.7
5) No opinion6748.6
Missing542 
TOTAL138100.0
23) Think about all of the information you currently receive or access on the following topic. At the present time, would you say you obtain as much information as you would like to get on the topic, or would you like to obtain more or less information on the topic? - information about your own congregation (RECOWN)
TOTAL%
1) Currently receive right amount55181.6
2) Want more11116.4
3) Want less30.4
4) Not sure101.5
Missing5 
TOTAL675100.0
24) Think about all of the information you currently receive or access on the following topic. At the present time, would you say you obtain as much information as you would like to get on the topic, or would you like to obtain more or less information on the topic? - information about other congregations in your presbytery (RECOTHRS)
TOTAL%
1) Currently receive right amount32448.5
2) Want more20931.3
3) Want less375.5
4) Not sure9814.7
Missing12 
TOTAL668100.0
25) Think about all of the information you currently receive or access on the following topic. At the present time, would you say you obtain as much information as you would like to get on the topic, or would you like to obtain more or less information on the topic? - information about PC(USA) congregations in other parts of the U.S. (RECPCUSA)
TOTAL%
1) Currently receive right amount29544.3
2) Want more13420.1
3) Want less9213.8
4) Not sure14521.8
Missing14 
TOTAL666100.0
26) Think about all of the information you currently receive or access on the following topic. At the present time, would you say you obtain as much information as you would like to get on the topic, or would you like to obtain more or less information on the topic? - information about programs and activities of your presbytery (RECPRES)
TOTAL%
1) Currently receive right amount40360.5
2) Want more19128.7
3) Want less314.7
4) Not sure416.2
Missing14 
TOTAL666100.0
27) Think about all of the information you currently receive or access on the following topic. At the present time, would you say you obtain as much information as you would like to get on the topic, or would you like to obtain more or less information on the topic? - information about programs and activities of your synod (RECSYNOD)
TOTAL%
1) Currently receive right amount35152.3
2) Want more13420.0
3) Want less7310.9
4) Not sure11316.8
Missing9 
TOTAL671100.0
28) Think about all of the information you currently receive or access on the following topic. At the present time, would you say you obtain as much information as you would like to get on the topic, or would you like to obtain more or less information on the topic? - information about programs and activities of the national church (RECNATCH)
TOTAL%
1) Currently receive right amount31847.7
2) Want more16925.3
3) Want less7110.6
4) Not sure10916.3
Missing13 
TOTAL667100.0
29) This question deals with how you prefer to obtain information. Generally speaking, how interested are you in obtaining information: through general-interest publications (i.e., those that contain information about a broad range of subjects)? (PREFGEN)
TOTAL%
1) Very interested11316.9
2) Interested39258.6
3) Not too interested14621.8
4) Not at all interested182.7
Missing11 
TOTAL669100.0
30) This question deals with how you prefer to obtain information. Generally speaking, how interested are you in obtaining information: through one or more special-interest publications, (i.e., those that focus on a single subject area)? (PREFSPCL)
TOTAL%
1) Very interested6610.0
2) Interested30646.2
3) Not too interested26740.3
4) Not at all interested243.6
Missing17 
TOTAL663100.0
31) This question deals with how you prefer to obtain information. Generally speaking, how interested are you in obtaining information: via computer, such as through PresbyNet or the Internet (World Wide Web or "WWW")? (PREFWWW)
TOTAL%
1) Very interested8913.4
2) Interested17326.0
3) Not too interested19829.7
4) Not at all interested20630.9
Missing14 
TOTAL666100.0
32) This question deals with how you prefer to obtain information. Generally speaking, how interested are you in obtaining information: by telephone from a general information source, such as PresbyTel? (PREFPHON)
TOTAL%
1) Very interested40.6
2) Interested6610.0
3) Not too interested29644.7
4) Not at all interested29644.7
Missing18 
TOTAL662100.0
33) This question deals with how you prefer to obtain information. Generally speaking, how interested are you in obtaining information: through videotapes? (PREFVID)
TOTAL%
1) Very interested284.2
2) Interested20130.0
3) Not too interested27541.0
4) Not at all interested16624.8
Missing10 
TOTAL670100.0
34) This question deals with how you prefer to obtain information. Generally speaking, how interested are you in obtaining information: through audiotapes? (PREFAUD)
TOTAL%
1) Very interested162.4
2) Interested11717.5
3) Not too interested33049.3
4) Not at all interested20630.8
Missing11 
TOTAL669100.0
35) This question deals with how you prefer to obtain information. Generally speaking, how interested are you in obtaining information: through CD-ROMs? (PREFCDR)
TOTAL%
1) Very interested213.2
2) Interested11116.7
3) Not too interested25638.5
4) Not at all interested27741.7
Missing15 
TOTAL665100.0
36) This question deals with how you prefer to obtain information. Generally speaking, how interested are you in obtaining information: via interactive teleconference? (PREFCONF)
TOTAL%
1) Very interested30.5
2) Interested355.3
3) Not too interested28342.9
4) Not at all interested33951.4
Missing20 
TOTAL660100.0
37) This question deals with how you prefer to obtain information. Generally speaking, how interested are you in obtaining information: through some other means (specify)? (PREFOTHR)
TOTAL%
1) Very interested126.0
2) Interested84.0
3) Not too interested6030.2
4) Not at all interested11959.8
Missing481 
TOTAL199100.0
38) The denomination currently offers the following form of computer-based communication: a conferencing system (PresbyNet) that permits individuals to share ideas, discuss current topics, express opinions, exchange notes, and build community among its users. How important is it for the denomination to have this type of computer-based information-exchange system? (IMPTCONF)
TOTAL%
1) Very important13620.5
2) Important25538.4
3) Not very important9814.8
4) Not at all important598.9
5) Don't know11617.5
Missing16 
TOTAL664100.0
39) The denomination currently offers the following form of computer-based communication: a site on the World Wide Web through which information is distributed. How important is it for the denomination to have this type of computer-based information-exchange system? (IMPTWEB)
TOTAL%
1) Very important20931.2
2) Important23935.7
3) Not very important639.4
4) Not at all important568.4
5) Don't know10215.2
Missing11 
TOTAL669100.0
40) How often (if ever) do you access information by computer from PresbyNet or the Internet (World Wide Web)? (OFTWWW)
TOTAL%
1) Daily192.9
2) Several times a week172.6
3) Once a week or so223.3
4) Two or three times a month213.2
5) Once a month or so263.9
6) Less than once a month598.9
7) Never50175.3
Missing15 
TOTAL665100.0
41) (ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO DID NOT ANSWER 7="Never" TO OFTWWW.) How interested would you be in seeing PC(USA) leaders participate in regularly-scheduled live "chat rooms" on the Internet, where people can ask questions and engage in conversation by computer? (CHATROOM)
TOTAL%
1) Very interested229.1
2) Generally interested5121.1
3) Only a little interested7028.9
4) Not at all interested7028.9
5) Don't know2912.0
Missing438 
TOTAL242100.0
42) How much interest do you have in receiving periodicals (such as Monday Morning or Presbyterians Today) online at a reduced cost from the printed version? (LESSCOST)
TOTAL%
1) Great interest2510.2
2) Some interest9538.9
3) Not much interest5924.2
4) No interest at all4819.7
5) Don't know177.0
Missing436 
TOTAL244100.0
43) If the PC(USA) were to produce programming for radio or TV in these areas, how likely would you be to listen to or watch a program in the following area?: programs that highlight activities in the PC(USA) (PRGPCUSA)
TOTAL%
1) Very likely6710.2
2) Likely24637.5
3) Not too likely21933.4
4) Not at all likely10115.4
5) Don't know233.5
Missing24 
TOTAL656100.0
44) If the PC(USA) were to produce programming for radio or TV in these areas, how likely would you be to listen to or watch a program in the following area?: Christian education programs for children and young adults (PRGEDUC)
TOTAL%
1) Very likely6810.4
2) Likely23035.0
3) Not too likely21632.9
4) Not at all likely12719.3
5) Don't know162.4
Missing23 
TOTAL657100.0
45) If the PC(USA) were to produce programming for radio or TV in these areas, how likely would you be to listen to or watch a program in the following area?: documentaries about social issues and concerns (PRGDOC)
TOTAL%
1) Very likely11016.8
2) Likely32850.0
3) Not too likely14321.8
4) Not at all likely649.8
5) Don't know111.7
Missing24 
TOTAL656100.0
46) If the PC(USA) were to produce programming for radio or TV in these areas, how likely would you be to listen to or watch a program in the following area?: entertainment programs emphasizing faith and family values (PRGENTMT)
TOTAL%
1) Very likely12118.4
2) Likely30746.7
3) Not too likely14622.2
4) Not at all likely7210.9
5) Don't know121.8
Missing22 
TOTAL658100.0
47) If the PC(USA) were to produce programming for radio or TV in these areas, how likely would you be to listen to or watch a program in the following area?: Christian drama (PRGDRAMA)
TOTAL%
1) Very likely9013.6
2) Likely24737.4
3) Not too likely20631.2
4) Not at all likely9915.0
5) Don't know192.9
Missing19 
TOTAL661100.0
48) If the PC(USA) were to produce programming for radio or TV in these areas, how likely would you be to listen to or watch a program in the following area?: preaching and worship (PRGWOR)
TOTAL%
1) Very likely7010.6
2) Likely22734.4
3) Not too likely25538.6
4) Not at all likely9314.1
5) Don't know152.3
Missing20 
TOTAL660100.0
49) If the PC(USA) were to produce programming for radio or TV in these areas, how likely would you be to listen to or watch a program in the following area?: interview programs with Presbyterian and other religious leaders (PRGLEADR)
TOTAL%
1) Very likely629.4
2) Likely25538.5
3) Not too likely23535.5
4) Not at all likely9414.2
5) Don't know162.4
Missing18 
TOTAL662100.0
50) If the PC(USA) were to produce programming for radio or TV in these areas, how likely would you be to listen to or watch a program in the following area?: news programs of Christians around the world (PRGNEWS)
TOTAL%
1) Very likely588.8
2) Likely28443.1
3) Not too likely21632.8
4) Not at all likely8613.1
5) Don't know152.3
Missing21 
TOTAL659100.0
51) If the PC(USA) were to produce programming for radio or TV in these areas, how likely would you be to listen to or watch a program in the following area?: book and movie reviews (PRGREVWS)
TOTAL%
1) Very likely517.7
2) Likely22834.4
3) Not too likely23936.1
4) Not at all likely12919.5
5) Don't know152.3
Missing18 
TOTAL662100.0
52) If the PC(USA) were to produce programming for radio or TV in these areas, how likely would you be to listen to or watch a program in the following area?: programs on spirituality (PRGSPIRT)
TOTAL%
1) Very likely9113.7
2) Likely27942.0
3) Not too likely19629.5
4) Not at all likely7611.4
5) Don't know233.5
Missing15 
TOTAL665100.0
53) If the PC(USA) were to produce programming for radio or TV in these areas, how likely would you be to listen to or watch a program in the following area?: family-focused programs (PRGFAMLY)
TOTAL%
1) Very likely9714.7
2) Likely29444.5
3) Not too likely17626.7
4) Not at all likely7611.5
5) Don't know172.6
Missing20 
TOTAL660100.0
54) List what you consider to be the three most valuable sources of information about the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). (List in order of value, with the first source you list being the most valuable.) (VALINFO1)
TOTAL%
10) News Briefs30.7
11) Presby Today9322.0
12) Monday Morning10.2
13) Presbys Being Faithful81.9
14) General Assembly Minutes10.2
15) General Assembly Publications122.8
16) Synod newsletter112.6
17) Presby newsletter122.8
19) Other direct mail40.9
21) Horizons71.7
22) Publications of other PC(USA) offices92.1
30) Presby Outlook215.0
31) Presby Layman348.0
32) Other publications in specific interest areas71.7
41) The Presbytery office102.4
42) Local church newsletter4510.6
43) Local pastor337.8
44) Other personal contacts389.0
45) Personal contacts81.9
46) Newsletter296.9
50) Presbynet40.9
51) World Wide Web174.0
52) Computer20.5
60) Videos-TV40.9
70) Bible20.5
90) Response not applicable81.9
Missing257 
TOTAL423100.0
55) List what you consider to be the three most valuable sources of information about the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). (List in order of value, with the first source you list being the second most valuable.) (VALINFO2)
TOTAL%
10) News Briefs61.8
11) Presby Today4613.8
12) Monday Morning51.5
13) Presbys Being Faithful103.0
15) General Assembly Publications185.4
16) Synod newsletter164.8
17) Presby newsletter175.1
18) Infopak10.3
19) Other direct mail30.9
21) Horizons144.2
22) Publications of other PC(USA) offices92.7
30) Presby Outlook113.3
31) Presby Layman185.4
32) Other publications in specific interest areas103.0
41) The Presbytery office164.8
42) Local church newsletter247.2
43) Local pastor92.7
44) Other personal contacts216.3
45) Personal contacts123.6
46) Newsletter247.2
50) Presbynet61.8
51) World Wide Web175.1
52) Computer30.9
60) Videos-TV113.3
90) Response not applicable72.1
Missing346 
TOTAL334100.0
56) List what you consider to be the three most valuable sources of information about the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). (List in order of value, with the first source you list being the third most valuable.) (VALINFO3)
TOTAL%
10) News Briefs104.1
11) Presby Today2610.7
12) Monday Morning41.6
13) Presbys Being Faithful72.9
15) General Assembly Publications93.7
16) Synod newsletter72.9
17) Presby newsletter72.9
20) PCUSA News Service bulletins10.4
21) Horizons83.3
22) Publications of other PC(USA) offices41.6
30) Presby Outlook72.9
31) Presby Layman145.7
32) Other publications in specific interest areas156.1
41) The Presbytery office41.6
42) Local church newsletter177.0
43) Local pastor124.9
44) Other personal contacts166.6
45) Personal contacts62.5
46) Newsletter249.8
50) Presbynet20.8
51) World Wide Web187.4
55) Presbytel31.2
56) Telephone10.4
60) Videos-TV104.1
61) Audio-Radio72.9
70) Bible10.4
90) Response not applicable41.6
Missing436 
TOTAL244100.0
57) Please indicate how frequently in the last 12 months you have read, watched, listened to, or used the following publication or other communication tool linked to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). - Presbyterians Today {general interest magazine of the PC(USA)} (FRQTODAY)
TOTAL%
1) Often16525.3
2) Occasionally20932.1
3) Rarely12619.3
4) Never8813.5
5) Not familiar649.8
Missing28 
TOTAL652100.0
58) Please indicate how frequently in the last 12 months you have read, watched, listened to, or used the following publication or other communication tool linked to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). - Monday Morning (forum-style magazine for Presbyterian leaders) (FRQMON)
TOTAL%
1) Often132.0
2) Occasionally365.5
3) Rarely639.6
4) Never22033.5
5) Not familiar32449.4
Missing24 
TOTAL656100.0
59) Please indicate how frequently in the last 12 months you have read, watched, listened to, or used the following publication or other communication tool linked to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). - News Briefs (news releases produced by the Presbyterian News Service) (FRQNEWS)
TOTAL%
1) Often243.7
2) Occasionally8112.4
3) Rarely10015.3
4) Never15123.1
5) Not familiar29845.6
Missing26 
TOTAL654100.0
60) Please indicate how frequently in the last 12 months you have read, watched, listened to, or used the following publication or other communication tool linked to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). - Presbyterians-Being Faithful to Jesus Christ (new general interest newsletter) (FRQFTHFL)
TOTAL%
1) Often497.5
2) Occasionally477.2
3) Rarely629.5
4) Never15123.2
5) Not familiar34352.6
Missing28 
TOTAL652100.0
61) Please indicate how frequently in the last 12 months you have read, watched, listened to, or used the following publication or other communication tool linked to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). - Presbyterian Headline News (bulletin inserts included with News Briefs) (FRQHDLN)
TOTAL%
1) Often152.3
2) Occasionally538.2
3) Rarely7010.8
4) Never15824.3
5) Not familiar35354.4
Missing31 
TOTAL649100.0
62) Please indicate how frequently in the last 12 months you have read, watched, listened to, or used the following publication or other communication tool linked to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). - Assembly in Brief, bulletin-sized annual summary of the General Assembly meeting (FRQASSMB)
TOTAL%
1) Often385.8
2) Occasionally8112.4
3) Rarely8412.9
4) Never14722.6
5) Not familiar30146.2
Missing29 
TOTAL651100.0
63) Please indicate how frequently in the last 12 months you have read, watched, listened to, or used the following publication or other communication tool linked to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). - General Assembly News Wrap-Up Edition, annual tabloid newspaper summary of the General Assembly meeting (FRQWRPUP)
TOTAL%
1) Often314.8
2) Occasionally7211.1
3) Rarely7211.1
4) Never15423.8
5) Not familiar31949.2
Missing32 
TOTAL648100.0
64) Please indicate how frequently in the last 12 months you have read, watched, listened to, or used the following publication or other communication tool linked to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). - PresbyTel, the denomination's toll-free information service ("1-800-UP2DATE") (FRQBYTEL)
TOTAL%
2) Occasionally71.1
3) Rarely324.9
4) Never25038.6
5) Not familiar35955.4
Missing32 
TOTAL648100.0
65) Please indicate how frequently in the last 12 months you have read, watched, listened to, or used the following publication or other communication tool linked to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). - PRESBYTEL ONLINE on PresbyNet, the online means of contacting and accessing PresbyTel (FRQONLNE)
TOTAL%
1) Often30.5
2) Occasionally162.5
3) Rarely335.1
4) Never24437.5
5) Not familiar35554.5
Missing29 
TOTAL651100.0
66) Please indicate how frequently in the last 12 months you have read, watched, listened to, or used the following publication or other communication tool linked to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). - VoiceLine, a recorded information service available by telephone (FRQVOICE)
TOTAL%
1) Often10.2
2) Occasionally20.3
3) Rarely91.4
4) Never24737.8
5) Not familiar39560.4
Missing26 
TOTAL654100.0
67) Please indicate how frequently in the last 12 months you have read, watched, listened to, or used the following publication or other communication tool linked to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). - PresbyFax, a means of accessing selected documents via fax machine (FRQFAX)
TOTAL%
3) Rarely91.4
4) Never24838.0
5) Not familiar39660.6
Missing27 
TOTAL653100.0
68) Please indicate how frequently in the last 12 months you have read, watched, listened to, or used the following publication or other communication tool linked to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). - PresbyNet, a computer-conferencing system (FRQNET)
TOTAL%
1) Often30.5
2) Occasionally121.8
3) Rarely243.7
4) Never25739.4
5) Not familiar35754.7
Missing27 
TOTAL653100.0
69) Please indicate how frequently in the last 12 months you have read, watched, listened to, or used the following publication or other communication tool linked to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). - the PC(USA) World Wide Web site (www.pcusa.org) (FRQWWW)
TOTAL%
1) Often121.9
2) Occasionally497.7
3) Rarely477.4
4) Never21233.5
5) Not familiar31349.4
Missing47 
TOTAL633100.0
70) Please indicate how frequently in the last 12 months you have read, watched, listened to, or used the following publication or other communication tool linked to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). - Presbyterian Features, feature stories and other information produced by the Office of Church and Public Relations (FRQFTRS)
TOTAL%
1) Often91.4
2) Occasionally518.0
3) Rarely7011.0
4) Never17828.1
5) Not familiar32651.4
Missing46 
TOTAL634100.0
71) Please indicate how frequently in the last 12 months you have read, watched, listened to, or used the following publication or other communication tool linked to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). - HORIZONS, the magazine of Presbyterian Women (FRQHRZNS)
TOTAL%
1) Often6610.1
2) Occasionally10315.8
3) Rarely7010.7
4) Never18728.6
5) Not familiar22734.8
Missing27 
TOTAL653100.0
72) Please indicate how frequently in the last 12 months you have read, watched, listened to, or used the following publication or other communication tool linked to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). - Church & Society magazine (FRQCHRCH)
TOTAL%
1) Often60.9
2) Occasionally324.9
3) Rarely477.3
4) Never19029.4
5) Not familiar37257.5
Missing33 
TOTAL647100.0
73) Please indicate how frequently in the last 12 months you have read, watched, listened to, or used the following publication or other communication tool linked to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). - Presbyterian Layman, a newspaper published by the Presbyterian Lay Committee (FRQLAYMN)
TOTAL%
1) Often11417.5
2) Occasionally13520.7
3) Rarely9414.4
4) Never13420.5
5) Not familiar17627.0
Missing27 
TOTAL653100.0
74) Please indicate how frequently in the last 12 months you have read, watched, listened to, or used the following publication or other communication tool linked to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). - Presbyterian Outlook, a magazine published by The Outlook Foundation (FRQOUTLK)
TOTAL%
1) Often517.9
2) Occasionally11517.7
3) Rarely10516.2
4) Never14622.5
5) Not familiar23235.7
Missing31 
TOTAL649100.0
75) Please indicate how frequently in the last 12 months you have read, watched, listened to, or used the following publication or other communication tool linked to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). -"Protestant Hour," a radio preaching program (FRQHOUR)
TOTAL%
1) Often81.2
2) Occasionally304.6
3) Rarely609.2
4) Never21633.0
5) Not familiar34152.1
Missing25 
TOTAL655100.0
76) Please indicate how frequently in the last 12 months you have read, watched, listened to, or used the following publication or other communication tool linked to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). -"Passages," a radio program of faith stories produced by the Presbyterian Media Mission (FRQPASSG)
TOTAL%
1) Often60.9
2) Occasionally101.5
3) Rarely314.7
4) Never21032.1
5) Not familiar39760.7
Missing26 
TOTAL654100.0
77) Please indicate how frequently in the last 12 months you have read, watched, listened to, or used the following publication or other communication tool linked to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). -"Odyssey," the religion cable TV network (FRQODSSY)
TOTAL%
1) Often132.0
2) Occasionally365.5
3) Rarely578.7
4) Never19429.5
5) Not familiar35754.3
Missing23 
TOTAL657100.0
78) How familiar are you with the "National Cooperative Media Campaign" of the Presbyterian Church(U.S.A.)-its theme is "Stop In and Find Out"? (NCMCAMPN)
TOTAL%
1) Very familiar30.4
2) Generally familiar81.2
3) Not too familiar243.6
4) Not at all familiar49674.0
5) Don't know13920.7
Missing10 
TOTAL670100.0
79) Would you be interested in PC(USA)-produced print, TV, or radio advertisements that your church could purchase for a nominal amount and then pay to use in your local media? (LOCALADS)
TOTAL%
1) Very interested395.8
2) Generally interested10014.9
3) Only a little interested15823.5
4) Not at all interested21231.5
5) Don't know16424.4
Missing7 
TOTAL673100.0
80) Last year, the PC(USA) produced a satellite teleconference in which participants, watching from downlink sites around the country, had a chance to ask questions of church leaders. How much interest do you have in participating in such a teleconference in the future? (LDRCONF)
TOTAL%
1) Very interested162.4
2) Generally interested9514.1
3) Only a little interested18727.8
4) Not at all interested29043.1
5) Don't know8512.6
Missing7 
TOTAL673100.0
81) How would you prefer to participate in future teleconferences? (PARTCONF)
TOTAL%
1) By satellite or video conferencing, which requires you to go to a special site477.3
2) By home computer or video device, which enables you to participate from any location11417.6
3) No preference24337.6
4) Not sure24337.6
Missing33 
TOTAL647100.0
82) In general, how valuable do you consider teleconferences as a medium for teaching and training? (VALCONF)
TOTAL%
1) Very valuable253.7
2) Generally valuable21532.2
3) Only a little valuable15322.9
4) Not at all valuable609.0
5) Don't know21532.2
Missing12 
TOTAL668100.0
83) Please think back over the last year. Did you at any time try to get in touch with a national church office or staff member in Louisville (whether by phone, by letter, in person, by electronic mail, etc.) to express an opinion, share an observation, ask for information, order resources (or for any other reason)? (NCOFFICE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes11317.3
2) No54282.7
Missing25 
TOTAL655100.0
84) (ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ANSWERED 1="Yes" TO NCOFFICE.) Please think back over the last year. How many times did you try to get in touch with a national church office or staff member in Louisville? (NCOFFTX)
TOTAL%
0) 21.7
1) 3832.2
2) 3126.3
3) 2218.6
4) 1411.9
5) 21.7
6) 32.5
8) 10.8
10) 32.5
12) 10.8
20) 10.8
Missing562 
TOTAL118100.0
85) (ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ANSWERED 1="Yes" TO NCOFFICE.) Overall, how satisfied were you with your contacts with (or attempts to contact) the national church in Louisville? (SATNCOFF)
TOTAL%
1) Very satisfied6043.8
2) Moderately satisfied4532.8
3) Both satisfied and dissatisfied1712.4
4) Moderately dissatisfied107.3
5) Very dissatisfied53.6
Missing543 
TOTAL137100.0
86) (ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ANSWERED 1="Yes" TO NCOFFICE.) Regardless of your overall satisfaction, were you at any time or in any way dissatisfied by your contacts with (or attempts to contact) the national church in Louisville? (DISSATNC)
TOTAL%
1) No, never dissatisfied11279.4
2) Yes, dissatisfied once1812.8
3) Yes, dissatisfied more than once117.8
Missing539 
TOTAL141100.0
87) (ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ANSWERED 1="Yes" TO NCOFFICE. ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ANSWERED 2= "Yes, dissatisfied once" or 3= "Yes, dissatisfied more than once" TO QUESTION DISSATNC.) If yes, you were dissatisfied, what was the basis for your dissatisfaction? Please describe the reason(s) for your dissatisfaction below: (DISBASS1)
TOTAL%
1) Voice mail516.7
3) Calls not returned310.0
4) Calls returned too slowly26.7
5) Difficulty reaching person516.7
6) Person not knowledgeable413.3
9) All other1136.7
Missing650 
TOTAL30100.0
88) (ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ANSWERED 1="Yes" TO NCOFFICE. ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ANSWERED 2= "Yes, dissatisfied once" or 3= "Yes, dissatisfied more than once" TO QUESTION DISSATNC.) If yes, you were dissatisfied, what was the basis for your dissatisfaction? Please describe the reason(s) for your dissatisfaction below: (DISBASS2)
TOTAL%
1) Voice mail116.7
3) Calls not returned116.7
4) Calls returned too slowly116.7
5) Difficulty reaching person116.7
6) Person not knowledgeable233.3
Missing674 
TOTAL6100.0
89) There are many possible ways for Presbyterians (whether ministers, elders, or members) to express their opinions, share ideas, and discuss with each other issues relevant to the denomination. What do you think of the general idea of the denomination supporting the following type of format for such discussions? -Journal/magazine consisting largely of an exchange of letters. (IDEALTRS)
TOTAL%
1) Excellent idea568.5
2) Good idea21532.6
3) Fair idea22333.8
4) Poor idea9614.5
5) No opinion7010.6
Missing20 
TOTAL660100.0
90) There are many possible ways for Presbyterians (whether ministers, elders, or members) to express their opinions, share ideas, and discuss with each other issues relevant to the denomination. What do you think of the general idea of the denomination supporting the following type of format for such discussions? - A denominational-sponsored computer network for electronic mail and conferencing. (IDEACOMP)
TOTAL%
1) Excellent idea6910.6
2) Good idea27241.6
3) Fair idea14722.5
4) Poor idea416.3
5) No opinion12519.1
Missing26 
TOTAL654100.0
91) There are many possible ways for Presbyterians (whether ministers, elders, or members) to express their opinions, share ideas, and discuss with each other issues relevant to the denomination. What do you think of the general idea of the denomination supporting the following type of format for such discussions? - Regularly-scheduled interactive video conferences in which national church leaders and church members could talk to each other. (IDEAVID)
TOTAL%
1) Excellent idea375.7
2) Good idea21733.2
3) Fair idea21332.6
4) Poor idea6710.2
5) No opinion12018.3
Missing26 
TOTAL654100.0
92) There are many possible ways for Presbyterians (whether ministers, elders, or members) to express their opinions, share ideas, and discuss with each other issues relevant to the denomination. What do you think of the general idea of the denomination supporting the following type of format for such discussions? - A "ministry of dialogue" in which teams of national staff persons and elected board members travel around the country to meet with groups of Presbyterians (at the invitation of those groups). (IDEADILG)
TOTAL%
1) Excellent idea10415.8
2) Good idea24036.5
3) Fair idea15122.9
4) Poor idea7010.6
5) No opinion9314.1
Missing22 
TOTAL658100.0
93) If the PC(USA) could afford to support only one type of system or publication for information sharing among individual Presbyterians, which one of the methods listed in IDEALTRS, IDEACOMP, IDEAVID, and IDEADILG would you personally prefer? (PREFIDEA)
TOTAL%
1) Exchange of letters18833.4
2) Denomination-sponsored computer network12522.2
3) Interactive video conference519.1
4) Ministry of dialogue19735.0
5) Others20.4
Missing117 
TOTAL563100.0
94) Type of sample (SAMPLE)
TOTAL%
2) Elders680100.0
TOTAL680100.0
95) Which of the media in FRQTODAY - FRQODSSY do you consider to be the most reliable and accurate sources of information? (FRQREL1)
TOTAL%
1) Presby Today17247.9
2) Monday Morning61.7
3) News Briefs71.9
4) Presbys Being Faithful143.9
5) Presby Headline News30.8
6) Assembly in Brief102.8
7) General Assembly News Wrap-up Edition113.1
8) Presbytel10.3
9) Presbytel Online30.8
11) Presbyfax20.6
12) Presbynet10.3
13) PC(USA) World Wide Web185.0
14) Presby Features10.3
15) Horizons205.6
16) Church and Society magazine10.3
17) Presby Layman6217.3
18) Presby Outlook226.1
19) Protestant Hour20.6
21) Odyssey30.8
Missing321 
TOTAL359100.0
96) Which of the media in FRQTODAY - FRQODSSY do you consider to be the second most reliable and accurate sources of information? (FRQREL2)
TOTAL%
1) Presby Today5418.9
2) Monday Morning155.3
3) News Briefs269.1
4) Presbys Being Faithful176.0
5) Presby Headline News82.8
6) Assembly in Brief134.6
7) General Assembly News Wrap-up Edition207.0
8) Presbytel20.7
9) Presbytel Online31.1
11) Presbyfax10.4
12) Presbynet41.4
13) PC(USA) World Wide Web217.4
14) Presby Features20.7
15) Horizons3612.6
16) Church and Society magazine20.7
17) Presby Layman269.1
18) Presby Outlook258.8
19) Protestant Hour31.1
20) Passages31.1
21) Odyssey41.4
Missing395 
TOTAL285100.0
97) Which of the media in FRQTODAY - FRQODSSY do you consider to be the third most reliable and accurate sources of information? (FRQREL3)
TOTAL%
1) Presby Today3515.8
2) Monday Morning104.5
3) News Briefs2611.7
4) Presbys Being Faithful167.2
5) Presby Headline News83.6
6) Assembly in Brief167.2
7) General Assembly News Wrap-up Edition209.0
9) Presbytel Online10.5
10) Voiceline10.5
11) Presbyfax10.5
12) Presbynet41.8
13) PCUSA World Wide Web125.4
14) Presby Features62.7
15) Horizons177.7
16) Church and Society magazine41.8
17) Presby Layman115.0
18) Presby Outlook2410.8
19) Protestant Hour20.9
20) Passages20.9
21) Odyssey62.7
Missing458 
TOTAL222100.0
98) Old code (OLDCODE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL675881.369522
99) How many years have you been a member of your current congregation? (YEARSMEM)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL67120.95416
100) How far do you live from your congregation? (FARLIVE)
TOTAL%
1) 16325.0
2) 9915.2
3) 9915.2
4) 528.0
5) 6910.6
6) 264.0
7) 253.8
8) 182.8
9) 50.8
10) 365.5
11) 40.6
12) 142.1
13) 20.3
14) 60.9
15) 101.5
16) 30.5
17) 30.5
18) 20.3
19) 10.2
20) 81.2
22) 10.2
25) 30.5
26) 10.2
28) 10.2
35) 10.2
75) 10.2
Missing27 
TOTAL653100.0
101) 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 month101.5
6) Two to three times a month517.6
7) Nearly every week36454.1
8) Every week24436.3
Missing7 
TOTAL673100.0
102) What is the approximate membership of the congregation(s) you attend? (MEMMEM)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL6461121.7031850
103) Have you ever been ordained an elder in the Presbyterian Church? (ORDELDER)
TOTAL%
1) No40.6
2) Yes66499.4
Missing12 
TOTAL668100.0
104) (ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ANSWERED 1="YES" TO ORDELDER) Are you now serving on session? (SRVELDER)
TOTAL%
1) No6810.1
2) Yes60389.9
Missing9 
TOTAL671100.0
105) Have you ever been ordained a deacon in the Presbyterian Church? (ORDDECON)
TOTAL%
1) No36855.7
2) Yes29344.3
Missing19 
TOTAL661100.0
106) (ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ANSWERED 1="YES" TO ORDDECON) Are you currently serving on the board of deacons? (SRVDECON)
TOTAL%
1) No30997.2
2) Yes92.8
Missing362 
TOTAL318100.0
107) Do you hold the following position in church? - chair of congregational committee or task force (POSCHAIR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked34451.0
1) Checked33049.0
Missing6 
TOTAL674100.0
108) Do you hold the following position in church? - member of congregational committee or task force (POSFORCE)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked30845.7
1) Checked36654.3
Missing6 
TOTAL674100.0
109) Do you hold the following position in church? - member of presbytery, synod, or General Assembly committee or task force (POSPRSBY)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked61290.8
1) Checked629.2
Missing6 
TOTAL674100.0
110) Do you hold the following position in church? -officer of men's, women's, or youth group (POSOFFCR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked53479.2
1) Checked14020.8
Missing6 
TOTAL674100.0
111) Do you hold the following position in church? - organist or choir director (POSORGST)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked66598.7
1) Checked91.3
Missing6 
TOTAL674100.0
112) Do you hold the following position in church? - member of choir (POSCHOIR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked53679.5
1) Checked13820.5
Missing6 
TOTAL674100.0
113) Do you hold the following position in church? - other (POSOTHER)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked57985.9
1) Checked9514.1
Missing6 
TOTAL674100.0
114) Do you hold the following position in church? - Sunday school teacher (POSTCHR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked59588.3
1) Checked7911.7
Missing6 
TOTAL674100.0
115) Please take a few moments to think back over the last year. Have there been any Sundays, any at all, when you were unable to attend or happened not to attend worship at your congregation? Was the following factor a reason you missed one or more Sundays during the last year? - My job/business required me to be at work on Sunday. (NOTJOB)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked57285.1
1) Checked10014.9
Missing8 
TOTAL672100.0
116) Please take a few moments to think back over the last year. Have there been any Sundays, any at all, when you were unable to attend or happened not to attend worship at your congregation? Was the following factor a reason you missed one or more Sundays during the last year? - I was traveling on business over a weekend and didn't get home in time. (NOTTRVL)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked53279.0
1) Checked14121.0
Missing7 
TOTAL673100.0
117) Please take a few moments to think back over the last year. Have there been any Sundays, any at all, when you were unable to attend or happened not to attend worship at your congregation? Was the following factor a reason you missed one or more Sundays during the last year? - I was ill. (NOTILL)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked38757.5
1) Checked28642.5
Missing7 
TOTAL673100.0
118) Please take a few moments to think back over the last year. Have there been any Sundays, any at all, when you were unable to attend or happened not to attend worship at your congregation? Was the following factor a reason you missed one or more Sundays during the last year? - I had family responsibilities (e.g., caring for an ill or disabled child or parent). (NOTFAMLY)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked50875.4
1) Checked16624.6
Missing6 
TOTAL674100.0
119) Please take a few moments to think back over the last year. Have there been any Sundays, any at all, when you were unable to attend or happened not to attend worship at your congregation? Was the following factor a reason you missed one or more Sundays during the last year? - I was away on vacation. (NOTVACAT)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked8212.2
1) Checked59087.8
Missing8 
TOTAL672100.0
120) Please take a few moments to think back over the last year. Have there been any Sundays, any at all, when you were unable to attend or happened not to attend worship at your congregation? Was the following factor a reason you missed one or more Sundays during the last year? - I needed the time to catch up on other responsibilities. (NOTTIME)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked59888.9
1) Checked7511.1
Missing7 
TOTAL673100.0
121) Please take a few moments to think back over the last year. Have there been any Sundays, any at all, when you were unable to attend or happened not to attend worship at your congregation? Was the following factor a reason you missed one or more Sundays during the last year? - I just didn't feel like going. (NOTFEEL)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked59788.6
1) Checked7711.4
Missing6 
TOTAL674100.0
122) Please take a few moments to think back over the last year. Have there been any Sundays, any at all, when you were unable to attend or happened not to attend worship at your congregation? Was the following factor a reason you missed one or more Sundays during the last year? - The weather was bad. (NOTWETHR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked59588.3
1) Checked7911.7
Missing6 
TOTAL674100.0
123) Please take a few moments to think back over the last year. Have there been any Sundays, any at all, when you were unable to attend or happened not to attend worship at your congregation? Was the following factor a reason you missed one or more Sundays during the last year? - I overslept. (NOTSLEEP)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked66097.9
1) Checked142.1
Missing6 
TOTAL674100.0
124) Please take a few moments to think back over the last year. Have there been any Sundays, any at all, when you were unable to attend or happened not to attend worship at your congregation? Was the following factor a reason you missed one or more Sundays during the last year? - I had guests from out-of-town. (NOTGUEST)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked50875.5
1) Checked16524.5
Missing7 
TOTAL673100.0
125) 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 checked57184.7
1) Checked10315.3
Missing6 
TOTAL674100.0
126) 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 checked65597.2
1) Checked192.8
Missing6 
TOTAL674100.0
127) 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 checked66999.3
1) Checked50.7
Missing6 
TOTAL674100.0
128) 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 checked64896.1
1) Checked263.9
Missing6 
TOTAL674100.0
129) 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 checked67399.9
1) Checked10.1
Missing6 
TOTAL674100.0
130) 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 hours284.2
2) One to two hours7811.7
3) Three to five hours18027.0
4) Six to ten hours21231.8
5) Eleven to twenty hours12418.6
6) More than twenty hours456.7
Missing13 
TOTAL667100.0
131) 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 hours294.4
2) One to two hours10515.8
3) Three to five hours19228.8
4) Six to ten hours19529.3
5) Eleven to twenty hours7110.7
6) More than twenty hours7411.1
Missing14 
TOTAL666100.0
132) 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 hours30847.1
2) One to two hours13720.9
3) Three to five hours12719.4
4) Six to ten hours477.2
5) Eleven to twenty hours192.9
6) More than twenty hours162.4
Missing26 
TOTAL654100.0
133) 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 hours25038.1
2) One to two hours14822.6
3) Three to five hours13120.0
4) Six to ten hours659.9
5) Eleven to twenty hours314.7
6) More than twenty hours314.7
Missing24 
TOTAL656100.0
134) 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 more29644.0
2) About the same participation31446.7
3) Participate less629.2
Missing8 
TOTAL672100.0
135) How likely is it that you will be a part of your current congregation five years from now? (ACT5YRS)
TOTAL%
1) Very likely50675.4
2) Likely9213.7
3) Not sure406.0
4) Not at all likely142.1
5) Not very likely192.8
Missing9 
TOTAL671100.0
136) (ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ANSWERED THAT THEY ARE "NOT VERY" OR "NOT AT ALL LIKELY" TO BE A PART OF THEIR CURRENT CONGREGATION FIVE YEARS FROM NOW) Rate the importance of the following factor in your likelihood of leaving: moving away from this area/community (LVAREA)
TOTAL%
1) Very important2261.1
2) Important38.3
3) Not very important38.3
4) Not at all important822.2
Missing644 
TOTAL36100.0
137) (ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ANSWERED THAT THEY ARE "NOT VERY" OR "NOT AT ALL LIKELY" TO BE A PART OF THEIR CURRENT CONGREGATION FIVE YEARS FROM NOW) Rate the importance of the following factor in your likelihood of leaving: too much conflict in the congregation (LVCNFLCT)
TOTAL%
1) Very important622.2
2) Important518.5
3) Not very important311.1
4) Not at all important1348.1
Missing653 
TOTAL27100.0
138) (ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ANSWERED THAT THEY ARE "NOT VERY" OR "NOT AT ALL LIKELY" TO BE A PART OF THEIR CURRENT CONGREGATION FIVE YEARS FROM NOW) Rate the importance of the following factor in your likelihood of leaving: I don't really fit in with most people here. (LVFITIN)
TOTAL%
1) Very important311.5
2) Important311.5
3) Not very important519.2
4) Not at all important1557.7
Missing654 
TOTAL26100.0
139) (ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ANSWERED THAT THEY ARE "NOT VERY" OR "NOT AT ALL LIKELY" TO BE A PART OF THEIR CURRENT CONGREGATION FIVE YEARS FROM NOW) Rate the importance of the following factor in your likelihood of leaving: I don't like the programs that it currently offers. (LVPRGRMS)
TOTAL%
1) Very important28.0
2) Important416.0
3) Not very important312.0
4) Not at all important1664.0
Missing655 
TOTAL25100.0
140) (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 important725.0
2) Important27.1
3) Not very important310.7
4) Not at all important1657.1
Missing652 
TOTAL28100.0
141) (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 important620.7
2) Important413.8
3) Not very important13.4
4) Not at all important1862.1
Missing651 
TOTAL29100.0
142) (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 important28.0
2) Important14.0
4) Not at all important2288.0
Missing655 
TOTAL25100.0
143) (ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ANSWERED THAT THEY ARE "NOT VERY" OR "NOT AT ALL LIKELY" TO BE A PART OF THEIR CURRENT CONGREGATION FIVE YEARS FROM NOW) Rate the importance of the following factor in your likelihood of leaving: others (LVOTHER)
TOTAL%
1) Age/health concerns650.0
2) Denomination325.0
3) All else325.0
Missing668 
TOTAL12100.0
144) During your life, have you ever been a member of a congregation affiliated with a denomination other than Presbyterian? (DENOMOTH)
TOTAL%
1) No26840.0
2) Yes40260.0
Missing10 
TOTAL670100.0
145) (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
TOTAL43430.78118
146) (ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE BEEN AFFILIATED WITH A DENOMINATION OTHER THAN PRESBYTERIAN DURING THEIR LIFE) Please indicate whether you've belonged to the following denomination: Baptist (DENBAPT)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked57986.2
1) Checked9313.8
Missing8 
TOTAL672100.0
147) (ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE BEEN AFFILIATED WITH A DENOMINATION OTHER THAN PRESBYTERIAN DURING THEIR LIFE) Please indicate whether you've belonged to the following denomination: Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) (DENDISC)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked64796.1
1) Checked263.9
Missing7 
TOTAL673100.0
148) (ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE BEEN AFFILIATED WITH A DENOMINATION OTHER THAN PRESBYTERIAN DURING THEIR LIFE) Please indicate whether you've belonged to the following denomination: Episcopalian (DENEPIS)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked64495.7
1) Checked294.3
Missing7 
TOTAL673100.0
149) (ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE BEEN AFFILIATED WITH A DENOMINATION OTHER THAN PRESBYTERIAN DURING THEIR LIFE) Please indicate whether you've belonged to the following denomination: Friends (Quaker) (DENFRNDS)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked66799.0
1) Checked71.0
Missing6 
TOTAL674100.0
150) (ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE BEEN AFFILIATED WITH A DENOMINATION OTHER THAN PRESBYTERIAN DURING THEIR LIFE) Please indicate whether you've belonged to the following denomination: Lutheran (DENLUTH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked62392.4
1) Checked517.6
Missing6 
TOTAL674100.0
151) (ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE BEEN AFFILIATED WITH A DENOMINATION OTHER THAN PRESBYTERIAN DURING THEIR LIFE) Please indicate whether you've belonged to the following denomination: Methodist (DENMETH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked52778.2
1) Checked14721.8
Missing6 
TOTAL674100.0
152) (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 checked65597.2
1) Checked192.8
Missing6 
TOTAL674100.0
153) (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 checked64495.5
1) Checked304.5
Missing6 
TOTAL674100.0
154) (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 checked63494.1
1) Checked405.9
Missing6 
TOTAL674100.0
155) (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 checked60990.4
1) Checked659.6
Missing6 
TOTAL674100.0
156) When you were a teenager, how often did your father attend religious services? (DADREL)
TOTAL%
1) Never9013.7
2) Less than once a year314.7
3) Once or twice a year588.8
4) Several times a year629.5
5) About once a month294.4
6) Two to three times a month538.1
7) Nearly every week16625.3
8) Every week13921.2
9) Don't know/not applicable284.3
Missing24 
TOTAL656100.0
157) When you were a teenager, how often did your mother attend religious services? (MOMREL)
TOTAL%
1) Never497.5
2) Less than once a year192.9
3) Once or twice a year406.1
4) Several times a year406.1
5) About once a month314.8
6) Two to three times a month6610.1
7) Nearly every week22133.9
8) Every week18127.8
9) Don't know/not applicable50.8
Missing28 
TOTAL652100.0
158) 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) Baptist7010.5
2) Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)223.3
3) Episcopalian162.4
4) Friends (Quaker)40.6
5) Lutheran385.7
6) Methodist9313.9
7) Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), PCUS, UPCUSA, or UPCNA31046.5
8) Reformed71.0
9) Roman Catholic243.6
10) UCC (United Church of Christ/Congregational)213.1
11) None182.7
12) Other436.4
99) More than one selected10.1
Missing13 
TOTAL667100.0
159) Were you raised in the congregation you currently belong to? (CONGRAIS)
TOTAL%
1) No56884.5
2) Yes10415.5
Missing8 
TOTAL672100.0
160) Which of the following terms best describes your current stand on theological issues? (THELVIEW)
TOTAL%
1) Very conservative487.2
2) Conservative22533.5
3) Moderate28742.8
4) Liberal9213.7
5) Very liberal192.8
Missing9 
TOTAL671100.0
161) Have you ever tried to encourage someone to believe in Jesus Christ or to accept Him as a personal savior? (SAVIOR)
TOTAL%
1) No18727.8
2) Yes48672.2
Missing7 
TOTAL673100.0
162) 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) No36455.1
2) Yes29744.9
Missing19 
TOTAL661100.0
163) Which of the following statements best describes your view of the Bible? (Please choose only one) (BBLVIEW)
TOTAL%
1) It is an important piece of literature, but is largely irrelevant to our lives today.30.4
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 teachings.11216.7
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.30946.2
4) It is the inspired, authoritative Word of God that is without error in all that it says about faith and morals.16324.4
5) It is the inspired Word of God, without error not only in matters of faith, but also in historical, scientific, geographic, and other secular matters.7911.8
9) More than one selected30.4
Missing11 
TOTAL669100.0
164) Do you think there is a heaven, where people who have led good lives are eternally rewarded? (HEAVEN)
TOTAL%
1) No578.7
2) Yes51879.0
3) Not sure8112.3
Missing24 
TOTAL656100.0
165) 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) No12619.2
2) Yes32549.6
3) Not sure20431.1
Missing25 
TOTAL655100.0
166) 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) Essential23835.6
2) Very important26539.7
3) Somewhat important15022.5
4) Not at all important152.2
Missing12 
TOTAL668100.0
167) 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) Essential36254.0
2) Very important23234.6
3) Somewhat important7411.0
4) Not at all important20.3
Missing10 
TOTAL670100.0
168) 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) Essential7611.3
2) Very important30846.0
3) Somewhat important24837.0
4) Not at all important385.7
Missing10 
TOTAL670100.0
169) 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) Essential18928.4
2) Very important39258.9
3) Somewhat important8212.3
4) Not at all important30.5
Missing14 
TOTAL666100.0
170) When you think about the qualities of a good Christian life, how important is the following to you? - attending church regularly (LIFECHRC)
TOTAL%
1) Essential25938.8
2) Very important32348.4
3) Somewhat important7811.7
4) Not at all important71.0
Missing13 
TOTAL667100.0
171) 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) Essential17425.9
2) Very important29043.2
3) Somewhat important19228.6
4) Not at all important162.4
Missing8 
TOTAL672100.0
172) 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) Essential51476.5
2) Very important15422.9
3) Somewhat important40.6
Missing8 
TOTAL672100.0
173) 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) Essential8612.9
2) Very important29844.7
3) Somewhat important24636.9
4) Not at all important375.5
Missing13 
TOTAL667100.0
174) 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) Essential15022.4
2) Very important37255.4
3) Somewhat important13620.3
4) Not at all important131.9
Missing9 
TOTAL671100.0
175) 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) Essential25137.5
2) Very important37956.6
3) Somewhat important406.0
Missing10 
TOTAL670100.0
176) 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) Essential12218.4
2) Very important32949.6
3) Somewhat important19729.7
4) Not at all important152.3
Missing17 
TOTAL663100.0
177) 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) Essential15623.4
2) Very important31747.5
3) Somewhat important17726.5
4) Not at all important182.7
Missing12 
TOTAL668100.0
178) 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) Essential12519.1
2) Very important21532.8
3) Somewhat important20631.5
4) Not at all important10916.6
Missing25 
TOTAL655100.0
179) 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 agree395.9
2) Agree11918.0
3) Not sure8112.3
4) Disagree30045.5
5) Strongly disagree12118.3
Missing20 
TOTAL660100.0
180) 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 agree223.3
2) Agree11517.3
3) Not sure11517.3
4) Disagree21832.9
5) Strongly disagree19329.1
Missing17 
TOTAL663100.0
181) Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with the following statement: There is a life beyond death. (AGDEATH)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree44766.9
2) Agree15423.1
3) Not sure588.7
4) Disagree81.2
5) Strongly disagree10.1
Missing12 
TOTAL668100.0
182) 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 agree33650.5
2) Agree16124.2
3) Not sure9314.0
4) Disagree649.6
5) Strongly disagree121.8
Missing14 
TOTAL666100.0
183) 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 agree19429.4
2) Agree10015.2
3) Not sure17426.4
4) Disagree12218.5
5) Strongly disagree6910.5
Missing21 
TOTAL659100.0
184) 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 agree132.0
2) Agree568.5
3) Not sure599.0
4) Disagree23535.7
5) Strongly disagree29644.9
Missing21 
TOTAL659100.0
185) 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 agree111.7
2) Agree9614.5
3) Not sure7511.3
4) Disagree34151.4
5) Strongly disagree14021.1
Missing17 
TOTAL663100.0
186) 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 agree22834.5
2) Agree38357.9
3) Not sure324.8
4) Disagree152.3
5) Strongly disagree30.5
Missing19 
TOTAL661100.0
187) 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 agree111.7
2) Agree588.7
3) Not sure15222.9
4) Disagree25137.7
5) Strongly disagree19329.0
Missing15 
TOTAL665100.0
188) 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 agree446.6
2) Agree15823.8
3) Not sure10015.1
4) Disagree16224.4
5) Strongly disagree19930.0
Missing17 
TOTAL663100.0
189) Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with the following statement: The Devil (Satan) really exists. (AGDEVIL)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree19729.8
2) Agree22734.3
3) Not sure14822.4
4) Disagree548.2
5) Strongly disagree365.4
Missing18 
TOTAL662100.0
190) Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with the following statement: Jesus was born of a virgin. (AGBORN)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree30846.4
2) Agree23435.2
3) Not sure9013.6
4) Disagree253.8
5) Strongly disagree71.1
Missing16 
TOTAL664100.0
191) 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 agree33550.4
2) Agree21332.0
3) Not sure9213.8
4) Disagree203.0
5) Strongly disagree50.8
Missing15 
TOTAL665100.0
192) Do you consider yourself a "born-again" Christian? (BORNAGN)
TOTAL%
1) No37656.5
2) Yes22633.9
3) Not sure649.6
Missing14 
TOTAL666100.0
193) People have differing views on how Christians ought to act in their daily lives. Please indicate how much you would admire or disapprove of someone who acted in this way: drinks alcohol in moderation (ACTALCL)
TOTAL%
1) Admire71.0
2) Think is all right49874.7
3) Mildly disapprove13820.7
4) Highly disapprove243.6
Missing13 
TOTAL667100.0
194) People have differing views on how Christians ought to act in their daily lives. Please indicate how much you would admire or disapprove of someone who acted in this way: is very ambitious (ACTAMBT)
TOTAL%
1) Admire13320.1
2) Think is all right46570.2
3) Mildly disapprove629.4
4) Highly disapprove20.3
Missing18 
TOTAL662100.0
195) People have differing views on how Christians ought to act in their daily lives. Please indicate how much you would admire or disapprove of someone who acted in this way: is satisfied with her/his lot in life (ACTSAT)
TOTAL%
1) Admire18728.4
2) Think is all right39960.6
3) Mildly disapprove6610.0
4) Highly disapprove60.9
Missing22 
TOTAL658100.0
196) People have differing views on how Christians ought to act in their daily lives. Please indicate how much you would admire or disapprove of someone who acted in this way: lives together in a heterosexual relationship outside of marriage (ACTTOGT)
TOTAL%
1) Admire60.9
2) Think is all right669.9
3) Mildly disapprove28342.4
4) Highly disapprove31246.8
Missing13 
TOTAL667100.0
197) People have differing views on how Christians ought to act in their daily lives. Please indicate how much you would admire or disapprove of someone who acted in this way: thinks s/he is better than others (ACTBETR)
TOTAL%
1) Admire10.2
2) Think is all right20.3
3) Mildly disapprove22033.1
4) Highly disapprove44166.4
Missing16 
TOTAL664100.0
198) People have differing views on how Christians ought to act in their daily lives. Please indicate how much you would admire or disapprove of someone who acted in this way: is openly, actively gay or lesbian (ACTGAY)
TOTAL%
1) Admire20.3
2) Think is all right10115.3
3) Mildly disapprove19829.9
4) Highly disapprove36154.5
Missing18 
TOTAL662100.0
199) 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) Admire121.8
2) Think is all right12218.5
3) Mildly disapprove17326.2
4) Highly disapprove35453.6
Missing19 
TOTAL661100.0
200) 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) Admire25538.4
2) Think is all right35753.8
3) Mildly disapprove426.3
4) Highly disapprove101.5
Missing16 
TOTAL664100.0
201) 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 right20.3
3) Mildly disapprove11717.5
4) Highly disapprove54982.2
Missing12 
TOTAL668100.0
202) 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 approval31847.4
2) Probably favor approval11617.3
3) Not sure588.6
4) Probably do not favor approval7411.0
5) Definitely do not favor approval10515.6
Missing9 
TOTAL671100.0
203) What is your sex? (GENDER)
TOTAL%
1) Female34851.7
2) Male32548.3
Missing7 
TOTAL673100.0
204) What is your present age? (AGE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL67057.6612
205) 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 farm7511.2
2) On a farm294.3
3) In a small city or town (under 50,000)20730.8
4) In a medium-size city (50,000-250,000)9013.4
5) In a suburb near a medium-size city619.1
6) In a large city (over 250,000)8112.1
7) In a suburb near a large city12919.2
Missing8 
TOTAL672100.0
206) What is your employment status? (YOUREMP1)
TOTAL%
1) Employed full time25437.7
2) Employed part time608.9
3) Self-employed659.7
4) Unemployed81.2
5) Retired22934.0
6) Full-time homemaker527.7
8) Other (specify)50.7
Missing7 
TOTAL673100.0
207) What is your employment status? (YOUREMP2)
TOTAL%
2) Employed part time11.1
3) Self-employed2326.4
4) Unemployed11.1
5) Retired2225.3
6) Full-time homemaker3034.5
7) Student44.6
8) Other (specify)66.9
Missing593 
TOTAL87100.0
208) 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
TOTAL39839.19617
209) What is your present marital status? (MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Married57486.2
2) Not married9213.8
Missing14 
TOTAL666100.0
210) (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 married2021.1
2) Yes, am now widowed4143.2
3) Yes, am now divorced3132.6
4) Yes, am both widowed and divorced33.2
Missing585 
TOTAL95100.0
211) 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) 10.2
16) 30.5
17) 40.6
18) 253.9
19) 396.1
20) 6910.8
21) 8813.7
22) 10115.8
23) 6510.1
24) 457.0
25) 568.7
26) 416.4
27) 264.1
28) 142.2
29) 152.3
30) 101.6
31) 40.6
32) 91.4
33) 50.8
34) 30.5
35) 20.3
36) 30.5
37) 10.2
38) 20.3
39) 10.2
41) 20.3
42) 10.2
43) 20.3
44) 20.3
50) 10.2
68) 10.2
Missing39 
TOTAL641100.0
212) (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) No47584.5
2) Yes, was widowed173.0
3) Yes, was divorced6611.7
4) Yes, was both widowed and divorced40.7
Missing118 
TOTAL562100.0
213) (ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ARE MARRIED) Overall, how often does your husband or wife attend Sunday worship services? (SPSSUN)
TOTAL%
1) Never142.5
2) Less than once a year91.6
3) Once or twice a year162.8
4) Several times a year234.0
5) About once a month244.2
6) Two to three times a month468.1
7) Nearly every week27848.7
8) Every week16128.2
Missing109 
TOTAL571100.0
214) (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) No5710.0
2) Yes51390.0
Missing110 
TOTAL570100.0
215) (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 do2437.5
2) Generally attends another congregation914.1
3) Sometimes attends my congregation, sometimes another34.7
4) Usually does not attend2843.8
Missing616 
TOTAL64100.0
216) (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) Baptist7212.9
2) Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)173.0
3) Episcopalian193.4
4) Friends (Quakers)30.5
5) Lutheran407.2
6) Methodist8314.8
7) Presbyterian18833.6
8) Reformed101.8
9) Roman Catholic417.3
10) United Church of Christ193.4
11) None254.5
12) Other427.5
Missing121 
TOTAL559100.0
217) (ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ARE MARRIED) Please indicate your husband or wife's current religious affiliation. (SPSCURNT)
TOTAL%
1) Baptist30.6
5) Lutheran10.2
7) Presbyterian46893.2
8) Reformed10.2
9) Roman Catholic91.8
10) United Church of Christ10.2
11) None173.4
12) Other20.4
Missing178 
TOTAL502100.0
218) (ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ARE MARRIED) Please indicate your spouse's employment status. (SPSEMP1)
TOTAL%
1) Employed full time21838.3
2) Employed part time559.7
3) Self-employed447.7
4) Unemployed40.7
5) Retired16629.2
6) Full-time homemaker7913.9
8) Other30.5
Missing111 
TOTAL569100.0
219) (ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ARE MARRIED) Please indicate your spouse's employment status. (SPSEMP2)
TOTAL%
1) Employed full time11.8
2) Employed part time23.6
3) Self-employed2036.4
4) Unemployed11.8
5) Retired610.9
6) Full-time homemaker1934.5
7) Student11.8
8) Other59.1
Missing625 
TOTAL55100.0
220) (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) None185.4
2) 20.6
4) 10.3
5) 20.6
6) 20.6
8) 41.2
9) 20.6
10) 30.9
12) 20.6
13) 10.3
15) 30.9
16) 61.8
18) 20.6
20) 247.2
24) 10.3
25) 20.6
26) 10.3
30) 123.6
31) 10.3
33) 10.3
35) 103.0
36) 10.3
38) 61.8
40) 8726.0
41) 10.3
42) 20.6
43) 10.3
44) 30.9
45) 309.0
46) 10.3
48) 30.9
50) 4413.1
53) 10.3
55) 133.9
58) 10.3
60) 236.9
62) 10.3
65) 41.2
66) 10.3
70) 30.9
72) 20.6
80) 41.2
86) 10.3
90) 20.6
Missing345 
TOTAL335100.0
221) How many children have you had? (KIDS)
TOTAL%
0) None7110.6
1) One548.1
2) Two26539.6
3) Three17025.4
4) Four6710.0
5) Five324.8
6) Six60.9
7) Seven30.4
8) Eight10.1
9) Nine or more10.1
Missing10 
TOTAL670100.0
222) What age were you, approximately, when your first child was born? (AGEKID)
TOTAL%
16) 10.2
17) 20.3
18) 40.7
19) 152.5
20) 244.0
21) 294.8
22) 447.4
23) 528.7
24) 569.4
25) 7212.0
26) 569.4
27) 427.0
28) 447.4
29) 305.0
30) 467.7
31) 172.8
32) 162.7
33) 81.3
34) 91.5
35) 111.8
36) 40.7
37) 81.3
38) 40.7
40) 20.3
41) 10.2
43) 10.2
Missing82 
TOTAL598100.0
223) Do you have any legally adopted children? (ADPTKIDS)
TOTAL%
1) No62693.2
2) Yes466.8
Missing8 
TOTAL672100.0
224) (ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE LEGALLY ADOPTED CHILDREN) How many legally adopted children do you have? (ADPTMANY)
TOTAL%
1) One2554.3
2) Two1839.1
3) Three12.2
4) Four12.2
5) Five12.2
Missing634 
TOTAL46100.0
225) Do you have any stepchildren (that is, did your spouse already have children at the time of your marriage)? (STEPKIDS)
TOTAL%
1) No56087.6
2) Yes7912.4
Missing41 
TOTAL639100.0
226) (ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE STEPCHILDREN) How many stepchildren do you have? (STEPMANY)
TOTAL%
1) One2126.3
2) Two3645.0
3) Three1822.5
4) Four22.5
5) Five33.8
Missing600 
TOTAL80100.0
227) 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.6910.3
2) Two of us38957.9
3) Three of us8112.1
4) Four of us9313.8
5) Five of us314.6
6) Six of us60.9
7) Seven or more of us30.4
Missing8 
TOTAL672100.0
228) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are: aged under six years? (HOLD6)
TOTAL%
0) None10570.0
1) One2818.7
2) Two1610.7
4) Four10.7
Missing530 
TOTAL150100.0
229) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are: aged six to twelve years? (HOLD612)
TOTAL%
0) None9348.2
1) One6634.2
2) Two2814.5
3) Three63.1
Missing487 
TOTAL193100.0
230) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are: aged thirteen to seventeen years? (HOLD1317)
TOTAL%
0) None8646.0
1) One7942.2
2) Two2010.7
3) Three21.1
Missing493 
TOTAL187100.0
231) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are: aged eighteen to twenty-four years? (HOLD1824)
TOTAL%
0) None9668.6
1) One3625.7
2) Two85.7
Missing540 
TOTAL140100.0
232) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are: aged twenty-five and over? (HOLD25PL)
TOTAL%
0) None40.6
1) One7912.4
2) Two51380.8
3) Three335.2
4) Four60.9
Missing45 
TOTAL635100.0
233) 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 alone6710.0
2) A single parent, living with one or more children182.7
3) A married couple, no children in household35853.7
4) A married couple, living with one or more children19328.9
5) An unmarried couple, no children in household10.1
6) An unmarried couple, living with one or more children10.1
7) Another family arrangement (2 or more related adults), living with no children182.7
8) Another family arrangement (2 or more related adults), living with one or more children101.5
11) Some other arrangement10.1
Missing13 
TOTAL667100.0
234) Is the home in which you currently live: (OWNHOME)
TOTAL%
1) Rented by you213.1
2) Owned by you free and clear of mortgage28642.6
3) Owned by you with a mortgage35452.8
4) Owned by your congregation (i.e., a manse)91.3
5) Other10.1
Missing9 
TOTAL671100.0
235) In what state were you born? If you were not born in the United States, in what country were you born? (BRNSTATE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL67232.21914
236) In how many countries besides the United States have you lived? (CNTRYLIV)
TOTAL%
0) None53281.1
1) One7311.1
2) Two304.6
3) Three121.8
4) Four20.3
5) Five50.8
17) Seventeen10.2
99) Many10.2
Missing24 
TOTAL656100.0
237) In how many states within the United States have you lived? (STATELIV)
TOTAL%
0) None487.2
1) One14621.8
2) Two12318.4
3) Three14121.1
4) Four8713.0
5) Five527.8
6) Six274.0
7) Seven182.7
8) Eight131.9
9) Nine40.6
10) Ten40.6
12) Twelve10.1
14) Fourteen10.1
30) Thirty10.1
48) Forty-eight10.1
99) Many20.3
Missing11 
TOTAL669100.0
238) Generally speaking, do you think of yourself as a Democrat, Independent, Republican, or other? (POLITAFF)
TOTAL%
1) Democrat17526.3
2) Independent10816.2
3) Republican37356.0
4) Other101.5
Missing14 
TOTAL666100.0
239) What is your race or origin? (RACE1)
TOTAL%
1) White or Caucasian66198.4
2) Black or African-American40.6
4) Asian or Pacific Islander20.3
5) Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish origin10.1
6) Multiracial10.1
7) Some other race30.4
Missing8 
TOTAL672100.0
240) What is your race or origin? (RACE2)
TOTAL%
1) White or Caucasian233.3
2) Black or African-American116.7
3) Indian (American) or Alaska Native233.3
5) Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish origin116.7
Missing674 
TOTAL6100.0
241) 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) None13620.9
1) One17927.5
2) Two23736.3
3) Three588.9
4) Four324.9
5) Five60.9
6) Six30.5
7) Seven10.2
Missing28 
TOTAL652100.0
242) 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 $10,00060.9
2) $10,000- $14,99991.4
3) $15,000- $19,999162.5
4) $20,000- $29,999609.3
5) $30,000- $39,999639.8
6) $40,000- $49,9997511.6
7) $50,000- $59,9998012.4
8) $60,000- $69,999517.9
9) $70,000- $79,999589.0
10) $80,000- $89,999396.0
11) $90,000- $99,999457.0
12) $100,000- $124,9997010.8
13) $125,000- $149,999172.6
14) $150,000 or more578.8
Missing34 
TOTAL646100.0
243) 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 earnings17125.9
2) 90-99% from earnings13720.8
3) 75-89% from earnings507.6
4) 50-74% from earnings395.9
5) 25-49% from earnings345.2
6) 1-24% from earnings8112.3
7) None from earnings14822.4
Missing20 
TOTAL660100.0
244) 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
TOTAL6463230.1048057
245) 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
TOTAL4992928.30913687
246) 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
TOTAL5971756.74212184
247) 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) $017827.4
2) $1-$5012419.1
3) $51-$1009013.8
4) $101-$50012419.1
5) $501-$1,000436.6
6) $1,001-$2,000375.7
7) $2,001 or more548.3
Missing30 
TOTAL650100.0
248) 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) $0152.3
2) $1-$509314.2
3) $51-$10010616.2
4) $101-$50022534.3
5) $501-$1,0009614.6
6) $1,001-$2,000588.8
7) $2,001 or more639.6
Missing24 
TOTAL656100.0
249) Region (REGION)
TOTAL%
1) Northeast11617.2
2) Midwest20830.8
3) South25037.0
4) West10115.0
Missing5 
TOTAL675100.0
250) Total number of members 1996 (TOTMEM96)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL675763.265767
251) I-GENDER: What is your sex? (for use with online analysis) (I-GENDER)
TOTAL%
1) Female34851.7
2) Male32548.3
Missing7 
TOTAL673100.0
252) I-MARITAL: What is your present marital status? (for use with online analysis) (I-MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Married57486.2
2) Not married9213.8
Missing14 
TOTAL666100.0
253) I-REGION: Region (for use with online analysis) (I-REGION)
TOTAL%
1) Northeast11617.2
2) Midwest20830.8
3) South25037.0
4) West10115.0
Missing5 
TOTAL675100.0
254) 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) Democrat17526.3
2) Independent10816.2
3) Republican37356.0
4) Other101.5
Missing14 
TOTAL666100.0
255) 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) <20K314.8
1) 20K-49,99919830.7
2) 50K-99,99927342.3
3) 100K+14422.3
Missing34 
TOTAL646100.0
256) I-AGE: What is your present age? (recoded for use with online analysis) (I-AGE)
TOTAL%
0) <40609.0
1) 40-4913720.4
2) 50-6423434.9
3) 65+23935.7
Missing10 
TOTAL670100.0
257) I-RACE1: What is your race or origin? (recoded for use with online analysis) (I-RACE1)
TOTAL%
0) White66198.4
1) Black40.6
2) Other71.0
Missing8 
TOTAL672100.0