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

Data Archive > U.S. Surveys > Religious Groups > Members or Leaders > Presbyterian > Codebook


All frequencies are raw numbers (no weights used).
1) Respondent identification number (NEWCODE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL60510566.767361
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, definitely12621.5
2) Yes, probably17630.0
3) No, probably not19733.6
4) No, definitely not549.2
5) No opinion335.6
Missing19 
TOTAL586100.0
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, definitely569.6
2) Yes, probably14224.3
3) No, probably not26244.9
4) No, definitely not6811.6
5) No opinion569.6
Missing21 
TOTAL584100.0
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, definitely234.0
2) Yes, probably12722.0
3) No, probably not29350.8
4) No, definitely not7513.0
5) No opinion5910.2
Missing28 
TOTAL577100.0
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, definitely244.2
2) Yes, probably15627.2
3) No, probably not27047.0
4) No, definitely not7913.8
5) No opinion457.8
Missing31 
TOTAL574100.0
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, definitely213.7
2) Yes, probably9917.3
3) No, probably not25744.9
4) No, definitely not14124.6
5) No opinion559.6
Missing32 
TOTAL573100.0
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, definitely7813.4
2) Yes, probably32956.5
3) No, probably not11519.8
4) No, definitely not345.8
5) No opinion264.5
Missing23 
TOTAL582100.0
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, definitely9015.4
2) Yes, probably31754.2
3) No, probably not12321.0
4) No, definitely not345.8
5) No opinion213.6
Missing20 
TOTAL585100.0
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, definitely457.7
2) Yes, probably24642.3
3) No, probably not20034.4
4) No, definitely not6110.5
5) No opinion295.0
Missing24 
TOTAL581100.0
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, definitely346.0
2) Yes, probably18733.0
3) No, probably not23942.2
4) No, definitely not7312.9
5) No opinion335.8
Missing39 
TOTAL566100.0
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, definitely10217.3
2) Yes, probably31854.1
3) No, probably not11319.2
4) No, definitely not345.8
5) No opinion213.6
Missing17 
TOTAL588100.0
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, definitely15927.3
2) Yes, probably26144.8
3) No, probably not10417.8
4) No, definitely not376.3
5) No opinion223.8
Missing22 
TOTAL583100.0
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, definitely549.3
2) Yes, probably23841.2
3) No, probably not20034.6
4) No, definitely not498.5
5) No opinion376.4
Missing27 
TOTAL578100.0
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, definitely17330.2
2) Yes, probably28649.9
3) No, probably not7513.1
4) No, definitely not234.0
5) No opinion162.8
Missing32 
TOTAL573100.0
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, definitely7913.5
2) Yes, probably24642.1
3) No, probably not18431.5
4) No, definitely not437.4
5) No opinion325.5
Missing21 
TOTAL584100.0
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, definitely7112.2
2) Yes, probably27046.2
3) No, probably not16928.9
4) No, definitely not427.2
5) No opinion325.5
Missing21 
TOTAL584100.0
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, definitely5910.3
2) Yes, probably25344.0
3) No, probably not17530.4
4) No, definitely not539.2
5) No opinion356.1
Missing30 
TOTAL575100.0
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, definitely569.7
2) Yes, probably22739.2
3) No, probably not20134.7
4) No, definitely not559.5
5) No opinion406.9
Missing26 
TOTAL579100.0
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, definitely498.4
2) Yes, probably22538.7
3) No, probably not22438.6
4) No, definitely not508.6
5) No opinion335.7
Missing24 
TOTAL581100.0
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, definitely467.9
2) Yes, probably18431.7
3) No, probably not24041.3
4) No, definitely not6611.4
5) No opinion457.7
Missing24 
TOTAL581100.0
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, definitely16828.8
2) Yes, probably29350.3
3) No, probably not6811.7
4) No, definitely not325.5
5) No opinion223.8
Missing22 
TOTAL583100.0
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, definitely1811.3
2) Yes, probably95.7
3) No, probably not2717.0
4) No, definitely not2415.1
5) No opinion8150.9
Missing446 
TOTAL159100.0
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 amount45877.8
2) Want more10818.3
3) Want less50.8
4) Not sure183.1
Missing16 
TOTAL589100.0
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 amount28448.7
2) Want more14224.4
3) Want less457.7
4) Not sure11219.2
Missing22 
TOTAL583100.0
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 amount25944.7
2) Want more9115.7
3) Want less7212.4
4) Not sure15827.2
Missing25 
TOTAL580100.0
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 amount34058.1
2) Want more15125.8
3) Want less335.6
4) Not sure6110.4
Missing20 
TOTAL585100.0
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 amount29851.3
2) Want more10918.8
3) Want less529.0
4) Not sure12221.0
Missing24 
TOTAL581100.0
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 amount25643.9
2) Want more13523.2
3) Want less589.9
4) Not sure13423.0
Missing22 
TOTAL583100.0
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 interested7212.4
2) Interested32455.9
3) Not too interested15226.2
4) Not at all interested325.5
Missing25 
TOTAL580100.0
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 interested366.2
2) Interested27046.8
3) Not too interested22839.5
4) Not at all interested437.5
Missing28 
TOTAL577100.0
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 interested6210.7
2) Interested11920.6
3) Not too interested18231.4
4) Not at all interested21637.3
Missing26 
TOTAL579100.0
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 interested122.1
2) Interested457.8
3) Not too interested23640.8
4) Not at all interested28549.3
Missing27 
TOTAL578100.0
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 interested142.4
2) Interested15526.8
3) Not too interested24141.6
4) Not at all interested16929.2
Missing26 
TOTAL579100.0
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 interested101.7
2) Interested10818.7
3) Not too interested26746.2
4) Not at all interested19333.4
Missing27 
TOTAL578100.0
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 interested162.8
2) Interested7613.1
3) Not too interested24041.5
4) Not at all interested24742.7
Missing26 
TOTAL579100.0
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 interested40.7
2) Interested335.8
3) Not too interested22940.2
4) Not at all interested30353.3
Missing36 
TOTAL569100.0
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 interested62.6
2) Interested114.7
3) Not too interested6527.9
4) Not at all interested15164.8
Missing372 
TOTAL233100.0
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 important10417.9
2) Important20635.4
3) Not very important8013.7
4) Not at all important6210.7
5) Don't know13022.3
Missing23 
TOTAL582100.0
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 important15226.1
2) Important19132.8
3) Not very important6110.5
4) Not at all important579.8
5) Don't know12120.8
Missing23 
TOTAL582100.0
40) How often (if ever) do you access information by computer from PresbyNet or the Internet (World Wide Web)? (OFTWWW)
TOTAL%
1) Daily111.9
2) Several times a week274.6
3) Once a week or so142.4
4) Two or three times a month122.0
5) Once a month or so111.9
6) Less than once a month254.3
7) Never48883.0
Missing17 
TOTAL588100.0
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 interested95.2
2) Generally interested2916.8
3) Only a little interested6336.4
4) Not at all interested5028.9
5) Don't know2212.7
Missing432 
TOTAL173100.0
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 interest169.2
2) Some interest5431.2
3) Not much interest4727.2
4) No interest at all4123.7
5) Don't know158.7
Missing432 
TOTAL173100.0
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 likely498.5
2) Likely20235.1
3) Not too likely20135.0
4) Not at all likely9616.7
5) Don't know274.7
Missing30 
TOTAL575100.0
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 likely529.0
2) Likely18031.1
3) Not too likely21737.5
4) Not at all likely10918.8
5) Don't know213.6
Missing26 
TOTAL579100.0
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 likely7813.5
2) Likely29651.1
3) Not too likely13423.1
4) Not at all likely518.8
5) Don't know203.5
Missing26 
TOTAL579100.0
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 likely11620.0
2) Likely27747.8
3) Not too likely10918.8
4) Not at all likely6010.3
5) Don't know183.1
Missing25 
TOTAL580100.0
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 likely8514.6
2) Likely22438.5
3) Not too likely16428.2
4) Not at all likely8714.9
5) Don't know223.8
Missing23 
TOTAL582100.0
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 likely7312.5
2) Likely18131.0
3) Not too likely20234.6
4) Not at all likely10217.5
5) Don't know264.5
Missing21 
TOTAL584100.0
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 likely478.1
2) Likely21236.4
3) Not too likely20535.2
4) Not at all likely9115.6
5) Don't know274.6
Missing23 
TOTAL582100.0
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 likely569.7
2) Likely24041.5
3) Not too likely17530.2
4) Not at all likely7713.3
5) Don't know315.4
Missing26 
TOTAL579100.0
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 likely518.8
2) Likely19934.2
3) Not too likely20535.2
4) Not at all likely9416.2
5) Don't know335.7
Missing23 
TOTAL582100.0
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 likely8314.4
2) Likely25043.3
3) Not too likely13222.9
4) Not at all likely8314.4
5) Don't know295.0
Missing28 
TOTAL577100.0
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 likely9516.5
2) Likely24742.8
3) Not too likely13122.7
4) Not at all likely7613.2
5) Don't know284.9
Missing28 
TOTAL577100.0
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 Briefs20.6
11) Presby Today339.6
12) Monday Morning20.6
15) General Assembly Publications113.2
16) Synod newsletter41.2
17) Presby newsletter51.4
19) Other direct mail41.2
21) Horizons51.4
22) Publications of other PC(USA) offices92.6
30) Presby Outlook72.0
31) Presby Layman226.4
32) Other publications in specific interest areas41.2
41) The Presbytery office20.6
42) Local church newsletter5616.2
43) Local pastor339.6
44) Other personal contacts5215.1
45) Personal contacts61.7
46) Newsletter4011.6
51) World Wide Web133.8
52) Computer20.6
55) Presbytel10.3
60) Videos-TV92.6
61) Audio-radio10.3
70) Bible51.4
90) Response not applicable164.6
99) Other10.3
Missing260 
TOTAL345100.0
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 Briefs41.5
11) Presby Today197.2
12) Monday Morning31.1
13) Presbys Being Faithful51.9
15) General Assembly Publications83.0
16) Synod newsletter72.7
17) Presby newsletter134.9
19) Other direct mail41.5
21) Horizons114.2
22) Publications of other PC(USA) offices62.3
30) Presby Outlook51.9
31) Presby Layman62.3
32) Other publications in specific interest areas93.4
41) The Presbytery office62.3
42) Local church newsletter249.1
43) Local pastor103.8
44) Other personal contacts269.8
45) Personal contacts93.4
46) Newsletter4115.5
51) World Wide Web93.4
52) Computer31.1
55) Presbytel10.4
56) Telephone10.4
60) Videos-TV186.8
61) Audio-radio103.8
70) Bible10.4
90) Response not applicable41.5
99) Other10.4
Missing341 
TOTAL264100.0
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 Briefs21.0
11) Presby Today168.0
12) Monday Morning10.5
13) Presbys Being Faithful31.5
14) General Assembly Minutes10.5
15) General Assembly Publications21.0
16) Synod newsletter94.5
17) Presby newsletter84.0
19) Other direct mail31.5
20) PC(USA) News Service bulletins10.5
21) Horizons94.5
22) Publications of other PC(USA) offices73.5
31) Presby Layman84.0
32) Other publications in specific interest areas84.0
41) The Presbytery office52.5
42) Local church newsletter115.5
43) Local pastor63.0
44) Other personal contacts136.5
45) Personal contacts52.5
46) Newsletter2412.1
50) Presbynet21.0
51) World Wide Web115.5
52) Computer63.0
55) Presbytel52.5
60) Videos-TV2211.1
61) Audio-Radio31.5
70) Bible10.5
90) Response not applicable63.0
99) Other10.5
Missing406 
TOTAL199100.0
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) Often6611.4
2) Occasionally12621.7
3) Rarely9816.9
4) Never10718.4
5) Not familiar18331.6
Missing25 
TOTAL580100.0
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) Often81.4
2) Occasionally173.0
3) Rarely284.9
4) Never18432.0
5) Not familiar33858.8
Missing30 
TOTAL575100.0
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) Often122.1
2) Occasionally427.3
3) Rarely6511.3
4) Never12421.6
5) Not familiar33157.7
Missing31 
TOTAL574100.0
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) Often142.4
2) Occasionally264.5
3) Rarely284.9
4) Never14224.7
5) Not familiar36563.5
Missing30 
TOTAL575100.0
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) Often173.0
2) Occasionally315.4
3) Rarely417.2
4) Never12421.6
5) Not familiar36062.8
Missing32 
TOTAL573100.0
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) Often132.3
2) Occasionally478.2
3) Rarely488.4
4) Never13323.2
5) Not familiar33257.9
Missing32 
TOTAL573100.0
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) Often193.3
2) Occasionally417.1
3) Rarely407.0
4) Never13723.9
5) Not familiar33758.7
Missing31 
TOTAL574100.0
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%
1) Often10.2
2) Occasionally101.7
3) Rarely162.8
4) Never18131.5
5) Not familiar36763.8
Missing30 
TOTAL575100.0
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) Often10.2
2) Occasionally50.9
3) Rarely162.8
4) Never19233.5
5) Not familiar35962.7
Missing32 
TOTAL573100.0
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%
2) Occasionally50.9
3) Rarely101.7
4) Never17730.7
5) Not familiar38566.7
Missing28 
TOTAL577100.0
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%
2) Occasionally10.2
3) Rarely81.4
4) Never18832.6
5) Not familiar38065.9
Missing28 
TOTAL577100.0
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) Often20.3
2) Occasionally20.3
3) Rarely142.4
4) Never19133.4
5) Not familiar36363.5
Missing33 
TOTAL572100.0
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) Often91.6
2) Occasionally274.8
3) Rarely193.4
4) Never17831.6
5) Not familiar33158.7
Missing41 
TOTAL564100.0
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) Often61.1
2) Occasionally417.3
3) Rarely539.5
4) Never13123.4
5) Not familiar32858.7
Missing46 
TOTAL559100.0
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) Often7012.2
2) Occasionally7412.9
3) Rarely6110.6
4) Never13723.9
5) Not familiar23240.4
Missing31 
TOTAL574100.0
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) Often61.1
2) Occasionally295.1
3) Rarely376.5
4) Never15026.3
5) Not familiar34861.1
Missing35 
TOTAL570100.0
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) Often6110.5
2) Occasionally7412.8
3) Rarely6611.4
4) Never12621.8
5) Not familiar25243.5
Missing26 
TOTAL579100.0
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) Often213.6
2) Occasionally529.0
3) Rarely7312.7
4) Never13323.1
5) Not familiar29851.6
Missing28 
TOTAL577100.0
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) Often40.7
2) Occasionally386.6
3) Rarely417.1
4) Never16027.7
5) Not familiar33558.0
Missing27 
TOTAL578100.0
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) Often10.2
2) Occasionally81.4
3) Rarely264.5
4) Never16328.3
5) Not familiar37765.6
Missing30 
TOTAL575100.0
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) Often122.1
2) Occasionally254.4
3) Rarely295.1
4) Never15927.7
5) Not familiar34860.7
Missing32 
TOTAL573100.0
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 familiar30.5
2) Generally familiar10.2
3) Not too familiar203.4
4) Not at all familiar44375.1
5) Don't know12320.8
Missing15 
TOTAL590100.0
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 interested203.4
2) Generally interested9215.6
3) Only a little interested11118.8
4) Not at all interested20534.7
5) Don't know16327.6
Missing14 
TOTAL591100.0
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 interested162.7
2) Generally interested5910.0
3) Only a little interested10718.1
4) Not at all interested32254.5
5) Don't know8714.7
Missing14 
TOTAL591100.0
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 site244.2
2) By home computer or video device, which enables you to participate from any location9316.5
3) No preference20937.0
4) Not sure23942.3
Missing40 
TOTAL565100.0
82) In general, how valuable do you consider teleconferences as a medium for teaching and training? (VALCONF)
TOTAL%
1) Very valuable223.8
2) Generally valuable15626.6
3) Only a little valuable12120.6
4) Not at all valuable417.0
5) Don't know24642.0
Missing19 
TOTAL586100.0
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) Yes457.7
2) No53692.3
Missing24 
TOTAL581100.0
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%
1) 1635.6
2) 1431.1
3) 613.3
4) 36.7
6) 12.2
9) 12.2
10) 12.2
11) 12.2
15) 12.2
32) 12.2
Missing560 
TOTAL45100.0
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 satisfied3355.0
2) Moderately satisfied1118.3
3) Both satisfied and dissatisfied1016.7
4) Moderately dissatisfied46.7
5) Very dissatisfied23.3
Missing545 
TOTAL60100.0
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 dissatisfied4678.0
2) Yes, dissatisfied once813.6
3) Yes, dissatisfied more than once58.5
Missing546 
TOTAL59100.0
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%
2) Person never available16.7
3) Calls not returned320.0
5) Difficulty reaching person746.7
9) All other426.7
Missing590 
TOTAL15100.0
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%
2) Person never available133.3
5) Difficulty reaching person133.3
6) Person not knowledgeable133.3
Missing602 
TOTAL3100.0
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 idea447.7
2) Good idea18832.8
3) Fair idea19233.4
4) Poor idea529.1
5) No opinion9817.1
Missing31 
TOTAL574100.0
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 idea569.8
2) Good idea18832.9
3) Fair idea13423.4
4) Poor idea325.6
5) No opinion16228.3
Missing33 
TOTAL572100.0
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 idea315.4
2) Good idea15827.4
3) Fair idea19133.2
4) Poor idea447.6
5) No opinion15226.4
Missing29 
TOTAL576100.0
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 idea7012.2
2) Good idea20335.4
3) Fair idea14324.9
4) Poor idea579.9
5) No opinion10117.6
Missing31 
TOTAL574100.0
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 letters17836.6
2) Denomination-sponsored computer network13026.7
3) Interactive video conference428.6
4) Ministry of dialogue13227.1
5) Others51.0
Missing118 
TOTAL487100.0
94) Type of sample (SAMPLE)
TOTAL%
1) Members605100.0
TOTAL605100.0
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 Today8939.4
2) Monday Morning20.9
3) News Briefs83.5
4) Presbys Being Faithful104.4
5) Presby Headline News83.5
6) Assembly in Brief83.5
7) General Assembly News Wrap-up Edition20.9
8) Presbytel20.9
12) Presbynet10.4
13) PC(USA) World Wide Web114.9
14) Presby Features41.8
15) Horizons2711.9
16) Church and Society magazine31.3
17) Presby Layman4017.7
18) Presby Outlook83.5
19) Protestant Hour10.4
21) Odyssey20.9
Missing379 
TOTAL226100.0
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 Today2816.3
2) Monday Morning42.3
3) News Briefs169.3
4) Presbys Being Faithful52.9
5) Presby Headline News105.8
6) Assembly in Brief84.7
7) General Assembly News Wrap-up Edition95.2
8) Presbytel31.7
9) Presbytel Online21.2
10) Voiceline10.6
12) Presbynet10.6
13) PC(USA) World Wide Web158.7
14) Presby Features95.2
15) Horizons2715.7
16) Church and Society magazine10.6
17) Presby Layman116.4
18) Presby Outlook116.4
19) Protestant Hour42.3
20) Passages21.2
21) Odyssey52.9
Missing433 
TOTAL172100.0
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 Today1712.0
2) Monday Morning74.9
3) News Briefs53.5
4) Presbys Being Faithful64.2
5) Presby Headline News96.3
6) Assembly in Brief117.7
7) General Assembly News Wrap-up Edition107.0
8) Presbytel53.5
9) Presbytel Online53.5
10) Voiceline10.7
13) PC(USA) World Wide Web74.9
14) Presby Features53.5
15) Horizons1712.0
16) Church and Society magazine42.8
17) Presby Layman128.5
18) Presby Outlook117.7
19) Protestant Hour64.2
20) Passages10.7
21) Odyssey32.1
Missing463 
TOTAL142100.0
98) Old code (OLDCODE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL6041122.094621
99) How many years have you been a member of your current congregation? (YEARSMEM)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL59320.98117
100) How far do you live from your congregation? (FARLIVE)
TOTAL%
0) Less than one mile20.3
1) 15526.6
2) 10017.2
3) 6411.0
4) 528.9
5) 6310.8
6) 162.7
7) 203.4
8) 193.3
9) 50.9
10) 325.5
11) 40.7
12) 101.7
13) 40.7
14) 20.3
15) 142.4
16) 10.2
17) 30.5
18) 30.5
20) 20.3
22) 10.2
23) 10.2
25) 40.7
26) 10.2
27) 10.2
30) 20.3
99) 10.2
Missing23 
TOTAL582100.0
101) How often do you attend your congregation's Sunday worship services? (ATTNDSUN)
TOTAL%
1) Never71.2
2) Less than once a year50.8
3) Once or twice a year50.8
4) Several times a year345.7
5) Once a month294.8
6) Two to three times a month9415.7
7) Nearly every week27946.6
8) Every week14624.4
Missing6 
TOTAL599100.0
102) What is the approximate membership of the congregation(s) you attend? (MEMMEM)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL5342282.3453550
103) Have you ever been ordained an elder in the Presbyterian Church? (ORDELDER)
TOTAL%
1) No37062.3
2) Yes22437.7
Missing11 
TOTAL594100.0
104) (ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ANSWERED 1="YES" TO ORDELDER) Are you now serving on session? (SRVELDER)
TOTAL%
1) No23992.6
2) Yes197.4
Missing347 
TOTAL258100.0
105) Have you ever been ordained a deacon in the Presbyterian Church? (ORDDECON)
TOTAL%
1) No38765.8
2) Yes20134.2
Missing17 
TOTAL588100.0
106) (ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ANSWERED 1="YES" TO ORDDECON) Are you currently serving on the board of deacons? (SRVDECON)
TOTAL%
1) No19181.3
2) Yes4418.7
Missing370 
TOTAL235100.0
107) Do you hold the following position in church? - Chair of congregational committee or task force (POSCHAIR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked53989.2
1) Checked6510.8
Missing1 
TOTAL604100.0
108) Do you hold the following position in church? - Member of congregational committee or task force (POSFORCE)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked40667.2
1) Checked19832.8
Missing1 
TOTAL604100.0
109) Do you hold the following position in church? - Member of presbytery, synod, or General Assembly committee or task force (POSPRSBY)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked57595.2
1) Checked294.8
Missing1 
TOTAL604100.0
110) Do you hold the following position in church? - Officer of men's, women's, or youth group (POSOFFCR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked48480.1
1) Checked12019.9
Missing1 
TOTAL604100.0
111) Do you hold the following position in church? - Organist or choir director (POSORGST)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked59298.0
1) Checked122.0
Missing1 
TOTAL604100.0
112) Do you hold the following position in church? - Member of choir (POSCHOIR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked51384.9
1) Checked9115.1
Missing1 
TOTAL604100.0
113) Do you hold the following position in church? - Other (POSOTHER)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked51985.9
1) Checked8514.1
Missing1 
TOTAL604100.0
114) Do you hold the following position in church? - Sunday school teacher (POSTCHR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked55291.4
1) Checked528.6
Missing1 
TOTAL604100.0
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 checked49381.6
1) Checked11118.4
Missing1 
TOTAL604100.0
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 checked51785.7
1) Checked8614.3
Missing2 
TOTAL603100.0
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 checked32153.2
1) Checked28246.8
Missing2 
TOTAL603100.0
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 checked45475.2
1) Checked15024.8
Missing1 
TOTAL604100.0
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 checked13722.7
1) Checked46777.3
Missing1 
TOTAL604100.0
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 checked49281.5
1) Checked11218.5
Missing1 
TOTAL604100.0
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 checked46577.0
1) Checked13923.0
Missing1 
TOTAL604100.0
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 checked49782.3
1) Checked10717.7
Missing1 
TOTAL604100.0
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 checked57194.5
1) Checked335.5
Missing1 
TOTAL604100.0
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 checked44874.2
1) Checked15625.8
Missing1 
TOTAL604100.0
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 checked47979.3
1) Checked12520.7
Missing1 
TOTAL604100.0
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 checked58196.2
1) Checked233.8
Missing1 
TOTAL604100.0
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 checked59097.7
1) Checked142.3
Missing1 
TOTAL604100.0
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? - Family marital change (NOTMRTCH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked60199.5
1) Checked30.5
Missing1 
TOTAL604100.0
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? - Went to another church (NOTOTHCH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked58596.9
1) Checked193.1
Missing1 
TOTAL604100.0
130) 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 checked59899.0
1) Checked61.0
Missing1 
TOTAL604100.0
131) 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 hours12721.4
2) One to two hours10918.4
3) Three to five hours15626.3
4) Six to ten hours10918.4
5) Eleven to twenty hours6911.6
6) More than twenty hours233.9
Missing12 
TOTAL593100.0
132) 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 hours18331.6
2) One to two hours13523.3
3) Three to five hours13723.6
4) Six to ten hours7713.3
5) Eleven to twenty hours295.0
6) More than twenty hours193.3
Missing25 
TOTAL580100.0
133) 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 hours29952.5
2) One to two hours12221.4
3) Three to five hours8514.9
4) Six to ten hours417.2
5) Eleven to twenty hours81.4
6) More than twenty hours152.6
Missing35 
TOTAL570100.0
134) 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 hours22840.4
2) One to two hours11520.4
3) Three to five hours10719.0
4) Six to ten hours5810.3
5) Eleven to twenty hours305.3
6) More than twenty hours264.6
Missing41 
TOTAL564100.0
135) 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 more12621.0
2) About the same participation30550.7
3) Participate less15726.1
4) Not Applicable132.2
Missing4 
TOTAL601100.0
136) How likely is it that you will be a part of your current congregation five years from now? (ACT5YRS)
TOTAL%
1) Very likely38163.5
2) Likely11118.5
3) Not sure6811.3
4) Not at all likely142.3
5) Not very likely264.3
Missing5 
TOTAL600100.0
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: moving away from this area/community. (LVAREA)
TOTAL%
1) Very important2460.0
2) Important37.5
3) Not very important615.0
4) Not at all important717.5
Missing565 
TOTAL40100.0
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: too much conflict in the congregation. (LVCNFLCT)
TOTAL%
1) Very important618.8
2) Important39.4
3) Not very important721.9
4) Not at all important1650.0
Missing573 
TOTAL32100.0
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 really fit in with most people here. (LVFITIN)
TOTAL%
1) Very important38.8
2) Important617.6
3) Not very important411.8
4) Not at all important2161.8
Missing571 
TOTAL34100.0
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: I'm marrying and will switch to my spouse's church. (LVSPOUSE)
TOTAL%
1) Very important13.7
2) Important27.4
3) Not very important13.7
4) Not at all important2385.2
Missing578 
TOTAL27100.0
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 like the programs that it currently offers. (LVPRGRMS)
TOTAL%
1) Very important26.9
2) Important517.2
3) Not very important310.3
4) Not at all important1965.5
Missing576 
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: the worship services often do not satisfy spiritual needs. (LVSPIRIT)
TOTAL%
1) Very important1029.4
2) Important411.8
3) Not very important38.8
4) Not at all important1750.0
Missing571 
TOTAL34100.0
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: I don't appreciate the pastor(s). (LVPASTOR)
TOTAL%
1) Very important517.2
2) Important26.9
3) Not very important517.2
4) Not at all important1758.6
Missing576 
TOTAL29100.0
144) (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 important310.3
2) Important620.7
3) Not very important310.3
4) Not at all important1758.6
Missing576 
TOTAL29100.0
145) (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 concerns844.4
2) Denomination738.9
3) All else316.7
Missing587 
TOTAL18100.0
146) During your life, have you ever been a member of a congregation affiliated with a denomination other than Presbyterian? (DENOMOTH)
TOTAL%
1) No24039.9
2) Yes36260.1
Missing3 
TOTAL602100.0
147) (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
TOTAL41131.20922
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: Baptist (DENBAPT)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked51285.8
1) Checked8514.2
Missing8 
TOTAL597100.0
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: Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) (DENDISC)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked57895.9
1) Checked254.1
Missing2 
TOTAL603100.0
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: Episcopalian (DENEPIS)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked58296.5
1) Checked213.5
Missing2 
TOTAL603100.0
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: Friends (Quaker) (DENFRNDS)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked60099.3
1) Checked40.7
Missing1 
TOTAL604100.0
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: Lutheran (DENLUTH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked56293.0
1) Checked427.0
Missing1 
TOTAL604100.0
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: Methodist (DENMETH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked47478.5
1) Checked13021.5
Missing1 
TOTAL604100.0
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: Reformed (DENRFRMD)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked58697.0
1) Checked183.0
Missing1 
TOTAL604100.0
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: Roman Catholic (DENROMAN)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked57394.9
1) Checked315.1
Missing1 
TOTAL604100.0
156) (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 checked57194.5
1) Checked335.5
Missing1 
TOTAL604100.0
157) (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 checked54289.7
1) Checked6210.3
Missing1 
TOTAL604100.0
158) When you were a teenager, how often did your father attend religious services? (DADREL)
TOTAL%
1) Never9215.6
2) Less than once a year254.3
3) Once or twice a year7011.9
4) Several times a year467.8
5) About once a month315.3
6) Two to three times a month366.1
7) Nearly every week12921.9
8) Every week13422.8
9) Don't know/not applicable254.3
Missing17 
TOTAL588100.0
159) When you were a teenager, how often did your mother attend religious services? (MOMREL)
TOTAL%
1) Never406.8
2) Less than once a year142.4
3) Once or twice a year315.3
4) Several times a year528.9
5) About once a month295.0
6) Two to three times a month528.9
7) Nearly every week18631.8
8) Every week17029.1
9) Don't know/not applicable101.7
Missing21 
TOTAL584100.0
160) 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) Baptist569.5
2) Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)223.7
3) Episcopalian152.6
4) Friends (Quaker)30.5
5) Lutheran315.3
6) Methodist9315.8
7) Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), PCUS, UPCUSA, or UPCNA26144.5
8) Reformed50.9
9) Roman Catholic284.8
10) UCC (United Church of Christ/Congregational)162.7
11) None81.4
12) Other478.0
99) More than one selected20.3
Missing18 
TOTAL587100.0
161) Were you raised in the congregation you currently belong to? (CONGRAIS)
TOTAL%
1) No51385.2
2) Yes8914.8
Missing3 
TOTAL602100.0
162) Which of the following terms best describes your current stand on theological issues? (THELVIEW)
TOTAL%
1) Very conservative447.4
2) Conservative19733.1
3) Moderate27746.6
4) Liberal6711.3
5) Very liberal101.7
Missing10 
TOTAL595100.0
163) Have you ever tried to encourage someone to believe in Jesus Christ or to accept Him as a personal savior? (SAVIOR)
TOTAL%
1) No22537.6
2) Yes37362.4
Missing7 
TOTAL598100.0
164) 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) No32655.5
2) Yes26144.5
Missing18 
TOTAL587100.0
165) 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 today20.3
2) It is the record of many people's experience with God and is a useful guide for individual Christians in their search for basic moral and religious teachings15025.1
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 world24841.5
4) It is the inspired, authoritative Word of God that is without error in all that it says about faith and morals12621.1
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 matters6210.4
9) More than one selected91.5
Missing8 
TOTAL597100.0
166) Do you think there is a heaven, where people who have led good lives are eternally rewarded? (HEAVEN)
TOTAL%
1) No396.6
2) Yes45377.0
3) Not sure9616.3
Missing17 
TOTAL588100.0
167) 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) No10117.1
2) Yes30451.4
3) Not sure18731.6
Missing13 
TOTAL592100.0
168) 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) Essential16227.3
2) Very important22638.1
3) Somewhat important18030.4
4) Not at all important254.2
Missing12 
TOTAL593100.0
169) 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) Essential27446.3
2) Very important21937.0
3) Somewhat important9415.9
4) Not at all important50.8
Missing13 
TOTAL592100.0
170) 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) Essential8614.8
2) Very important23039.5
3) Somewhat important22638.8
4) Not at all important417.0
Missing22 
TOTAL583100.0
171) 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) Essential17028.8
2) Very important33857.3
3) Somewhat important8113.7
4) Not at all important10.2
Missing15 
TOTAL590100.0
172) When you think about the qualities of a good Christian life, how important is the following to you? - Attending church regularly (LIFECHRC)
TOTAL%
1) Essential18331.0
2) Very important27246.0
3) Somewhat important12521.2
4) Not at all important111.9
Missing14 
TOTAL591100.0
173) 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) Essential10518.2
2) Very important24342.1
3) Somewhat important19734.1
4) Not at all important325.5
Missing28 
TOTAL577100.0
174) 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) Essential42170.5
2) Very important15926.6
3) Somewhat important172.8
Missing8 
TOTAL597100.0
175) 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) Essential9816.8
2) Very important24541.9
3) Somewhat important21436.6
4) Not at all important284.8
Missing20 
TOTAL585100.0
176) 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) Essential12821.7
2) Very important27646.8
3) Somewhat important16427.8
4) Not at all important223.7
Missing15 
TOTAL590100.0
177) 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) Essential24340.8
2) Very important30451.0
3) Somewhat important498.2
Missing9 
TOTAL596100.0
178) 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) Essential10818.5
2) Very important27246.6
3) Somewhat important18131.0
4) Not at all important233.9
Missing21 
TOTAL584100.0
179) 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) Essential13623.4
2) Very important24642.3
3) Somewhat important16929.0
4) Not at all important315.3
Missing23 
TOTAL582100.0
180) 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) Essential9616.5
2) Very important22138.0
3) Somewhat important17129.4
4) Not at all important9316.0
Missing24 
TOTAL581100.0
181) 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 agree498.4
2) Agree16027.4
3) Not sure7512.8
4) Disagree23640.4
5) Strongly disagree6411.0
Missing21 
TOTAL584100.0
182) 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 agree437.3
2) Agree16728.4
3) Not sure9416.0
4) Disagree16928.7
5) Strongly disagree11619.7
Missing16 
TOTAL589100.0
183) Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with the following statement: There is a life beyond death. (AGDEATH)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree35960.6
2) Agree15526.2
3) Not sure7312.3
4) Disagree40.7
5) Strongly disagree10.2
Missing13 
TOTAL592100.0
184) 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 agree26745.3
2) Agree16327.7
3) Not sure9315.8
4) Disagree569.5
5) Strongly disagree101.7
Missing16 
TOTAL589100.0
185) 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 agree16628.1
2) Agree9716.4
3) Not sure16728.3
4) Disagree12320.8
5) Strongly disagree376.3
Missing15 
TOTAL590100.0
186) 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 agree295.0
2) Agree9516.4
3) Not sure6711.6
4) Disagree19834.1
5) Strongly disagree19132.9
Missing25 
TOTAL580100.0
187) 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 agree203.4
2) Agree8915.1
3) Not sure10618.0
4) Disagree28748.7
5) Strongly disagree8714.8
Missing16 
TOTAL589100.0
188) 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 agree15526.1
2) Agree33856.8
3) Not sure518.6
4) Disagree467.7
5) Strongly disagree50.8
Missing10 
TOTAL595100.0
189) 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 agree162.7
2) Agree10117.2
3) Not sure14925.4
4) Disagree18832.0
5) Strongly disagree13322.7
Missing18 
TOTAL587100.0
190) 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 agree569.6
2) Agree14925.6
3) Not sure9516.3
4) Disagree15025.8
5) Strongly disagree13222.7
Missing23 
TOTAL582100.0
191) Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with the following statement: The Devil (Satan) really exists. (AGDEVIL)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree18130.3
2) Agree19432.5
3) Not sure14524.3
4) Disagree467.7
5) Strongly disagree315.2
Missing8 
TOTAL597100.0
192) Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with the following statement: Jesus was born of a virgin. (AGBORN)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree27646.4
2) Agree20133.8
3) Not sure9916.6
4) Disagree111.8
5) Strongly disagree81.3
Missing10 
TOTAL595100.0
193) 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 agree27045.2
2) Agree18130.3
3) Not sure13522.6
4) Disagree81.3
5) Strongly disagree40.7
Missing7 
TOTAL598100.0
194) Do you consider yourself a "born-again" Christian? (BORNAGN)
TOTAL%
1) No33556.2
2) Yes18831.5
3) Not sure7312.2
Missing9 
TOTAL596100.0
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: drinks alcohol in moderation (ACTALCL)
TOTAL%
1) Admire101.7
2) Think is all right43272.6
3) Mildly disapprove11118.7
4) Highly disapprove427.1
Missing10 
TOTAL595100.0
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: is very ambitious (ACTAMBT)
TOTAL%
1) Admire14624.9
2) Think is all right38665.8
3) Mildly disapprove528.9
4) Highly disapprove30.5
Missing18 
TOTAL587100.0
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: is satisfied with her/his lot in life (ACTSAT)
TOTAL%
1) Admire17830.4
2) Think is all right35460.4
3) Mildly disapprove498.4
4) Highly disapprove50.9
Missing19 
TOTAL586100.0
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: lives together in a heterosexual relationship outside of marriage (ACTTOGT)
TOTAL%
1) Admire40.7
2) Think is all right8814.7
3) Mildly disapprove23839.7
4) Highly disapprove27045.0
Missing5 
TOTAL600100.0
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: thinks s/he is better than others (ACTBETR)
TOTAL%
1) Admire10.2
2) Think is all right81.4
3) Mildly disapprove15726.5
4) Highly disapprove42672.0
Missing13 
TOTAL592100.0
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: is openly, actively gay or lesbian (ACTGAY)
TOTAL%
1) Admire20.3
2) Think is all right9616.1
3) Mildly disapprove16627.8
4) Highly disapprove33355.8
Missing8 
TOTAL597100.0
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: is openly, actively gay or lesbian as part of a committed couple (ACTCPLE)
TOTAL%
1) Admire101.7
2) Think is all right11419.3
3) Mildly disapprove13823.4
4) Highly disapprove32955.7
Missing14 
TOTAL591100.0
202) 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) Admire21636.2
2) Think is all right33656.4
3) Mildly disapprove355.9
4) Highly disapprove91.5
Missing9 
TOTAL596100.0
203) People have differing views on how Christians ought to act in their daily lives. Please indicate how much you would admire or disapprove of someone who acted in this way: cheats on her/his income tax (ACTTAX)
TOTAL%
1) Admire10.2
2) Think is all right50.8
3) Mildly disapprove12020.1
4) Highly disapprove47178.9
Missing8 
TOTAL597100.0
204) 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 approval27646.3
2) Probably favor approval12921.6
3) Not sure488.1
4) Probably do not favor approval8514.3
5) Definitely do not favor approval589.7
Missing9 
TOTAL596100.0
205) What is your sex? (GENDER)
TOTAL%
1) Female39465.3
2) Male20934.7
Missing2 
TOTAL603100.0
206) What is your present age? (AGE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL59657.14617
207) 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 farm6310.6
2) On a farm345.7
3) In a small city or town (under 50,000)19432.7
4) In a medium-size city (50,000-250,000)8514.3
5) In a suburb near a medium-size city416.9
6) In a large city (over 250,000)6510.9
7) In a suburb near a large city11218.9
Missing11 
TOTAL594100.0
208) What is your employment status? (YOUREMP1)
TOTAL%
1) Employed full time18231.7
2) Employed part time5810.1
3) Self-employed468.0
4) Unemployed101.7
5) Retired20736.1
6) Full-time homemaker549.4
7) Student142.4
8) Other (specify)30.5
Missing31 
TOTAL574100.0
209) What is your employment status? (YOUREMP2)
TOTAL%
1) Employed full time86.5
2) Employed part time75.7
3) Self-employed118.9
4) Unemployed10.8
5) Retired3730.1
6) Full-time homemaker3629.3
7) Student1310.6
8) Other (specify)108.1
Missing482 
TOTAL123100.0
210) 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
TOTAL31637.81317
211) What is your present marital status? (MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Married45978.3
2) Not married12721.7
Missing19 
TOTAL586100.0
212) (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 married4531.7
2) Yes, am now widowed7049.3
3) Yes, am now divorced2416.9
4) Yes, am both widowed and divorced32.1
Missing463 
TOTAL142100.0
213) If you are now married or have ever been married in the past: How old were you when you first married? (If married more than once, answer in terms of your first marriage.) (AGEMARR)
TOTAL%
16) 30.6
17) 71.3
18) 234.3
19) 468.5
20) 448.2
21) 8115.0
22) 7313.5
23) 539.8
24) 478.7
25) 427.8
26) 234.3
27) 285.2
28) 213.9
29) 142.6
30) 81.5
31) 61.1
32) 61.1
35) 61.1
36) 20.4
37) 10.2
39) 10.2
40) 10.2
42) 20.4
49) 10.2
Missing66 
TOTAL539100.0
214) (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) No37685.6
2) Yes, was widowed133.0
3) Yes, was divorced5011.4
Missing166 
TOTAL439100.0
215) (ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ARE MARRIED) Overall, how often does your husband or wife attend Sunday worship services? (SPSSUN)
TOTAL%
1) Never184.0
2) Less than once a year51.1
3) Once or twice a year245.3
4) Several times a year337.3
5) About once a month306.6
6) Two to three times a month6313.9
7) Nearly every week17538.5
8) Every week10623.3
Missing151 
TOTAL454100.0
216) (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) No6113.4
2) Yes39486.6
Missing150 
TOTAL455100.0
217) (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 do3348.5
2) Generally attends another congregation811.8
3) Sometimes attends my congregation, sometimes another11.5
4) Usually does not attend2638.2
Missing537 
TOTAL68100.0
218) (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) Baptist5211.6
2) Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)173.8
3) Episcopalian92.0
4) Friends (Quakers)10.2
5) Lutheran378.3
6) Methodist7416.5
7) Presbyterian14933.3
8) Reformed20.4
9) Roman Catholic4810.7
10) United Church of Christ122.7
11) None153.3
12) Other327.1
Missing157 
TOTAL448100.0
219) (ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ARE MARRIED) Please indicate your husband or wife's current religious affiliation. (SPSCURNT)
TOTAL%
1) Baptist51.3
5) Lutheran10.3
6) Methodist61.5
7) Presbyterian35590.3
9) Roman Catholic71.8
10) United Church of Christ10.3
11) None164.1
12) Other20.5
Missing212 
TOTAL393100.0
220) (ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ARE MARRIED) Please indicate your spouse's employment status. (SPSEMP1)
TOTAL%
1) Employed full time15335.2
2) Employed part time388.7
3) Self-employed4410.1
4) Unemployed20.5
5) Retired14232.6
6) Full-time homemaker5111.7
7) Student20.5
8) Other30.7
Missing170 
TOTAL435100.0
221) (ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ARE MARRIED) Please indicate your spouse's employment status. (SPSEMP2)
TOTAL%
1) Employed full time1015.2
2) Employed part time23.0
3) Self-employed812.1
4) Unemployed11.5
5) Retired2131.8
6) Full-time homemaker1319.7
7) Student46.1
8) Other710.6
Missing539 
TOTAL66100.0
222) (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) None93.5
1) 10.4
5) 10.4
7) 10.4
8) 20.8
9) 10.4
10) 93.5
12) 20.8
14) 10.4
15) 62.4
16) 52.0
18) 10.4
20) 114.3
24) 31.2
25) 62.4
27) 10.4
30) 72.7
32) 10.4
35) 31.2
36) 10.4
37) 10.4
40) 7830.6
42) 62.4
44) 20.8
45) 176.7
47) 20.8
48) 41.6
50) 3413.3
53) 10.4
55) 93.5
60) 187.1
63) 10.4
65) 31.2
67) 10.4
68) 10.4
70) 20.8
72) 10.4
80) 20.8
Missing350 
TOTAL255100.0
223) How many children have you had? (KIDS)
TOTAL%
0) None10217.1
1) One6911.6
2) Two19132.0
3) Three14824.8
4) Four6510.9
5) Five152.5
6) Six50.8
7) Seven20.3
Missing8 
TOTAL597100.0
224) What age were you, approximately, when your first child was born? (AGEKID)
TOTAL%
0) 20.4
16) 10.2
17) 30.6
18) 40.8
19) 81.6
20) 265.2
21) 193.8
22) 336.6
23) 5310.7
24) 408.0
25) 6212.5
26) 469.3
27) 397.8
28) 326.4
29) 326.4
30) 255.0
31) 173.4
32) 153.0
33) 112.2
34) 102.0
35) 40.8
36) 10.2
37) 51.0
38) 30.6
39) 30.6
40) 20.4
42) 10.2
Missing108 
TOTAL497100.0
225) Do you have any legally adopted children? (ADPTKIDS)
TOTAL%
1) No57094.8
2) Yes315.2
Missing4 
TOTAL601100.0
226) (ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE LEGALLY ADOPTED CHILDREN) How many legally adopted children do you have? (ADPTMANY)
TOTAL%
1) One1553.6
2) Two1139.3
3) Three27.1
Missing577 
TOTAL28100.0
227) Do you have any stepchildren (that is, did your spouse already have children at the time of your marriage)? (STEPKIDS)
TOTAL%
1) No50188.2
2) Yes6711.8
Missing37 
TOTAL568100.0
228) (ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE STEPCHILDREN) How many stepchildren do you have? (STEPMANY)
TOTAL%
1) One2539.1
2) Two1929.7
3) Three1218.8
4) Four34.7
5) Five23.1
6) Six23.1
7) Seven11.6
Missing541 
TOTAL64100.0
229) 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.9916.5
2) Two of us31953.2
3) Three of us8514.2
4) Four of us6611.0
5) Five of us264.3
6) Six of us40.7
7) Seven or more of us10.2
Missing5 
TOTAL600100.0
230) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are: aged under six years? (HOLD6)
TOTAL%
0) None8762.1
1) One3625.7
2) Two1611.4
4) Four10.7
Missing465 
TOTAL140100.0
231) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are: aged six to twelve years? (HOLD612)
TOTAL%
0) None8454.9
1) One4529.4
2) Two1711.1
3) Three74.6
Missing452 
TOTAL153100.0
232) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are: aged thirteen to seventeen years? (HOLD1317)
TOTAL%
0) None8150.9
1) One5635.2
2) Two2012.6
3) Three21.3
Missing446 
TOTAL159100.0
233) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are: aged eighteen to twenty-four years? (HOLD1824)
TOTAL%
0) None8472.4
1) One2319.8
2) Two86.9
3) Three10.9
Missing489 
TOTAL116100.0
234) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are: aged twenty-five and over? (HOLD25PL)
TOTAL%
0) None81.4
1) One9016.2
2) Two43278.0
3) Three224.0
4) Four20.4
Missing51 
TOTAL554100.0
235) 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 alone8715.0
2) A single parent, living with one or more children132.2
3) A married couple, no children in household28449.0
4) A married couple, living with one or more children17029.3
5) An unmarried couple, no children in household20.3
7) Another family arrangement (2 or more related adults), living with no children132.2
8) Another family arrangement (2 or more related adults), living with one or more children61.0
9) Roomates40.7
11) Some other arrangement10.2
Missing25 
TOTAL580100.0
236) Is the home in which you currently live: (OWNHOME)
TOTAL%
1) Rented by you325.5
2) Owned by you free and clear of mortgage28548.6
3) Owned by you with a mortgage24742.1
4) Owned by your congregation (i.e., a manse)223.7
5) Other10.2
Missing18 
TOTAL587100.0
237) In what state were you born? If you were not born in the United States, in what country were you born? (BRNSTATE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL59732.25114
238) In how many countries besides the United States have you lived? (CNTRYLIV)
TOTAL%
0) None52087.4
1) One467.7
2) Two142.4
3) Three91.5
4) Four50.8
15) Fifteen10.2
Missing10 
TOTAL595100.0
239) In how many states within the United States have you lived? (STATELIV)
TOTAL%
0) None488.1
1) One14925.0
2) Two13823.2
3) Three10517.6
4) Four6510.9
5) Five345.7
6) Six305.0
7) Seven142.3
8) Eight71.2
9) Nine40.7
10) Ten10.2
11) Eleven10.2
Missing9 
TOTAL596100.0
240) Generally speaking, do you think of yourself as a Democrat, Independent, Republican, or other? (POLITAFF)
TOTAL%
1) Democrat13322.5
2) Independent10517.8
3) Republican33356.4
4) Other193.2
Missing15 
TOTAL590100.0
241) What is your race or origin? (RACE1)
TOTAL%
1) White or Caucasian55698.8
2) Black or African-American30.5
4) Asian or Pacific Islander10.2
5) Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish origin20.4
7) Some other race10.2
Missing42 
TOTAL563100.0
242) What is your race or origin? (RACE2)
TOTAL%
1) White or Caucasian3697.3
2) Black or African-American12.7
Missing568 
TOTAL37100.0
243) 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) None15126.4
1) One15627.3
2) Two20135.1
3) Three356.1
4) Four213.7
5) Five50.9
6) Six20.3
7) Seven10.2
Missing33 
TOTAL572100.0
244) 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 $10,000132.3
2) $10,000- $14,999264.6
3) $15,000- $19,999254.4
4) $20,000- $29,9996110.8
5) $30,000- $39,9997914.0
6) $40,000- $49,9996311.2
7) $50,000- $59,9996611.7
8) $60,000- $69,999508.8
9) $70,000- $79,999346.0
10) $80,000- $89,999315.5
11) $90,000- $99,999183.2
12) $100,000- $124,999356.2
13) $125,000- $149,999295.1
14) $150,000 or more356.2
Missing40 
TOTAL565100.0
245) 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 earnings14324.9
2) 90-99% from earnings10818.8
3) 75-89% from earnings508.7
4) 50-74% from earnings305.2
5) 25-49% from earnings183.1
6) 1-24% from earnings7012.2
7) None from earnings15627.1
Missing30 
TOTAL575100.0
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 regular giving (not including special offerings or contributions to a capital campaign) (MONYCONG)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL5671957.6242326
247) 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
TOTAL408596.122003
248) 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
TOTAL500221.794968
249) 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) $018232.0
2) $1-$5013623.9
3) $51-$1006311.1
4) $101-$5009116.0
5) $501-$1,000366.3
6) $1,001-$2,000315.4
7) $2,001 or more305.3
Missing36 
TOTAL569100.0
250) 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) $0142.4
2) $1-$5012020.7
3) $51-$10010518.1
4) $101-$50019133.0
5) $501-$1,0006210.7
6) $1,001-$2,000386.6
7) $2,001 or more498.5
Missing26 
TOTAL579100.0
251) Region (REGION)
TOTAL%
1) Northeast9115.1
2) Midwest21735.9
3) South19632.5
4) West10016.6
Missing1 
TOTAL604100.0
252) Total number of members 1996 (TOTMEM96)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL601701.368680
253) I-GENDER: What is your sex? (for use with online analysis) (I-GENDER)
TOTAL%
1) Female39465.3
2) Male20934.7
Missing2 
TOTAL603100.0
254) I-MARITAL: What is your present marital status? (for use with online analysis) (I-MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Married45978.3
2) Not married12721.7
Missing19 
TOTAL586100.0
255) I-REGION: Region (for use with online analysis) (I-REGION)
TOTAL%
1) Northeast9115.1
2) Midwest21735.9
3) South19632.5
4) West10016.6
Missing1 
TOTAL604100.0
256) 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) Democrat13322.5
2) Independent10517.8
3) Republican33356.4
4) Other193.2
Missing15 
TOTAL590100.0
257) 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) <20K6411.3
1) 20K-49,99920335.9
2) 50K-99,99919935.2
3) 100K+9917.5
Missing40 
TOTAL565100.0
258) I-AGE: What is your present age? (recoded for use with online analysis) (I-AGE)
TOTAL%
0) <4010517.6
1) 40-498213.8
2) 50-6417529.4
3) 65+23439.3
Missing9 
TOTAL596100.0
259) I-RACE1: What is your race or origin? (recoded for use with online analysis) (I-RACE1)
TOTAL%
0) White55698.8
1) Black30.5
2) Other40.7
Missing42 
TOTAL563100.0