Presbyterian Panel Survey, Feb 1999 - Language and God, Elders

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All frequencies are raw numbers (no weights used).
1) Respondent identification number (NEWCODE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL73220587.806357
2) When you think about God, how likely is this image to come to your mind? - Judge (GODJUDGE)
TOTAL%
1) Extremely likely24134.1
2) Somewhat likely27739.2
3) Not too likely12918.3
4) Not likely at all578.1
5) Don't know20.3
Missing26 
TOTAL706100.0
3) When you think about God, how likely is this image to come to your mind? - Redeemer (GODREDMR)
TOTAL%
1) Extremely likely55276.5
2) Somewhat likely13819.1
3) Not too likely233.2
4) Not likely at all71.0
5) Don't know20.3
Missing10 
TOTAL722100.0
4) When you think about God, how likely is this image to come to your mind? - Lover (GODLOVER)
TOTAL%
1) Extremely likely18927.2
2) Somewhat likely11817.0
3) Not too likely13419.3
4) Not likely at all23333.5
5) Don't know213.0
Missing37 
TOTAL695100.0
5) When you think about God, how likely is this image to come to your mind? - Master (GODMASTR)
TOTAL%
1) Extremely likely43061.1
2) Somewhat likely17524.9
3) Not too likely709.9
4) Not likely at all253.6
5) Don't know40.6
Missing28 
TOTAL704100.0
6) When you think about God, how likely is this image to come to your mind? - Mother (GODMOM)
TOTAL%
1) Extremely likely253.7
2) Somewhat likely8011.8
3) Not too likely14821.9
4) Not likely at all40259.4
5) Don't know223.2
Missing55 
TOTAL677100.0
7) When you think about God, how likely is this image to come to your mind? - Creator (GODCREAT)
TOTAL%
1) Extremely likely65590.8
2) Somewhat likely588.0
3) Not too likely60.8
4) Not likely at all10.1
5) Don't know10.1
Missing11 
TOTAL721100.0
8) When you think about God, how likely is this image to come to your mind? - Father (GODDAD)
TOTAL%
1) Extremely likely55376.9
2) Somewhat likely12617.5
3) Not too likely202.8
4) Not likely at all162.2
5) Don't know40.6
Missing13 
TOTAL719100.0
9) When you think about God, how likely is this image to come to your mind? - Spouse (GODSPSE)
TOTAL%
1) Extremely likely91.3
2) Somewhat likely192.8
3) Not too likely10715.8
4) Not likely at all52076.6
5) Don't know243.5
Missing53 
TOTAL679100.0
10) When you think about God, how likely is this image to come to your mind? - Friend (GODFRND)
TOTAL%
1) Extremely likely32446.0
2) Somewhat likely26337.3
3) Not too likely638.9
4) Not likely at all497.0
5) Don't know60.9
Missing27 
TOTAL705100.0
11) When you think about God, how likely is this image to come to your mind? - King (GODKING)
TOTAL%
1) Extremely likely34649.2
2) Somewhat likely17124.3
3) Not too likely10915.5
4) Not likely at all679.5
5) Don't know101.4
Missing29 
TOTAL703100.0
12) When you think about God, how likely is this image to come to your mind? - Liberator (GODLIBRT)
TOTAL%
1) Extremely likely22832.9
2) Somewhat likely20830.1
3) Not too likely16123.3
4) Not likely at all8111.7
5) Don't know142.0
Missing40 
TOTAL692100.0
13) When you think about God, how likely is this image to come to your mind? - Healer (GODHEALR)
TOTAL%
1) Extremely likely47666.9
2) Somewhat likely20128.3
3) Not too likely253.5
4) Not likely at all60.8
5) Don't know30.4
Missing21 
TOTAL711100.0
14) Take a few moments to think back over Sunday worship services at the church you usually attend or serve. How often, if at all, does worship at your church include: the Lord's Prayer ("Our Father, [who art] in heaven")? (CHLORDS)
TOTAL%
1) Every week66490.8
2) Once or twice a month425.7
3) Less than once a month212.9
4) Only on special occasions40.5
Missing1 
TOTAL731100.0
15) Take a few moments to think back over Sunday worship services at the church you usually attend or serve. How often, if at all, does worship at your church include: the Apostles' Creed ("I believe in God the Father Almighty")? (CHAPOSTL)
TOTAL%
1) Every week30742.1
2) Once or twice a month18825.8
3) Less than once a month13718.8
4) Only on special occasions9012.3
5) Never71.0
6) Don't recall10.1
Missing2 
TOTAL730100.0
16) Take a few moments to think back over Sunday worship services at the church you usually attend or serve. How often, if at all, does worship at your church include: the Doxology ("Praise God from whom all blessings flow")? (CHDOXLGY)
TOTAL%
1) Every week63787.4
2) Once or twice a month415.6
3) Less than once a month283.8
4) Only on special occasions182.5
5) Never30.4
6) Don't recall20.3
Missing3 
TOTAL729100.0
17) Take a few moments to think back over Sunday worship services at the church you usually attend or serve. How often, if at all, does worship at your church include: the Gloria Patri ("Glory be to the Father")? (CHGLORIA)
TOTAL%
1) Every week50168.7
2) Once or twice a month7610.4
3) Less than once a month567.7
4) Only on special occasions608.2
5) Never233.2
6) Don't recall131.8
Missing3 
TOTAL729100.0
18) When your congregation prays the Lord's Prayer during worship, what wording is typically used to begin the prayer? (LORDPRYR)
TOTAL%
1) The conventional wording, "Our Father in heaven"72499.0
3) Wording modified to be gender-neutral, e.g., "Our Creator in heaven"40.5
4) Other wording30.4
Missing1 
TOTAL731100.0
19) Do services at your congregation ever exclude the following item from worship solely or primarily because, as conventionally worded, it refers to God as "Father"? - Yes, have excluded the Lord's Prayer because it refers to God as "Father" (EXLORDS)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked72999.6
1) Checked30.4
TOTAL732100.0
20) Do services at your congregation ever exclude the following item from worship solely or primarily because, as conventionally worded, it refers to God as "Father"? - Yes, have excluded the Apostles' Creed because it refers to God as "Father" (EXAPOSTL)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked72899.5
1) Checked40.5
TOTAL732100.0
21) Do services at your congregation ever exclude the following item from worship solely or primarily because, as conventionally worded, it refers to God as "Father"? - Yes, have excluded the Doxology because it refers to God as "Father" (EXDOXLGY)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked72899.5
1) Checked40.5
TOTAL732100.0
22) Do services at your congregation ever exclude the following item from worship solely or primarily because, as conventionally worded, it refers to God as "Father"? - Yes, have excluded the Gloria Patri because it refers to God as "Father" (EXGLORIA)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked72298.6
1) Checked101.4
TOTAL732100.0
23) Do services at your congregation ever exclude the following item from worship solely or primarily because, as conventionally worded, it refers to God as "Father"? - No, my congregation has never excluded the Lord's Prayer, the Apostles' Creed, the Doxology, or the Gloria Patri because of the word "Father" (EXNONE)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked466.3
1) Checked68693.7
TOTAL732100.0
24) Do services at your congregation ever exclude the following item from worship solely or primarily because, as conventionally worded, it refers to God as "Father"? - I don't know if my congregation has ever excluded the Lord's Prayer, the Apostles' Creed, the Doxology, or the Gloria Patri because of the word "Father" (EXDK)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked71998.2
1) Checked131.8
TOTAL732100.0
25) Would you say it is the general practice at your church for worship services: to encourage the use of gender-neutral terms for God, for example, "Creator," "Sovereign," "Almighty"? (PRACNEUT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, definitely9212.8
2) Yes, probably15621.7
3) Not sure507.0
4) No, probably not25435.3
5) No, definitely not16723.2
Missing13 
TOTAL719100.0
26) Would you say it is the general practice at your church for worship services: to balance male images of God with female images of God? (PRACBAL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, definitely192.7
2) Yes, probably7210.1
3) Not sure8511.9
4) No, probably not27939.0
5) No, definitely not26136.5
Missing16 
TOTAL716100.0
27) Would you say it is the general practice at your church for worship services: to refer to God more often with words that describe men than with words that describe women? (PRACMEN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, definitely22231.1
2) Yes, probably31944.7
3) Not sure598.3
4) No, probably not8411.8
5) No, definitely not304.2
Missing18 
TOTAL714100.0
28) Would you say it is the general practice at your church for worship services: to refer to God with words that describe men, even when widely-accepted gender-inclusive or gender-neutral options are available? (PRACOPTN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, definitely12817.9
2) Yes, probably27838.9
3) Not sure12717.8
4) No, probably not13819.3
5) No, definitely not436.0
Missing18 
TOTAL714100.0
29) Would you say it is the general practice at your church for worship services: to avoid the use of "He," "Him," "His," and other male pronouns when referring to God? (PRACNOHE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, definitely324.5
2) Yes, probably689.5
3) Not sure456.3
4) No, probably not30642.7
5) No, definitely not26637.1
Missing15 
TOTAL717100.0
30) Would you say it is the general practice at your church for worship services: to avoid the use of "She," "Her," "Hers," and other female pronouns when referring to God? (PRACNOSH)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, definitely22431.2
2) Yes, probably20829.0
3) Not sure7710.7
4) No, probably not14019.5
5) No, definitely not699.6
Missing14 
TOTAL718100.0
31) When pastors or other worship leaders read the Bible aloud during worship in your congregation, do they ever substitute the word "God" (or another gender-neutral or gender-inclusive word) where the printed text uses "He" to refer to God? (SUBSGOD)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, always71.0
2) Yes, almost always334.6
3) Yes, often507.0
4) Yes, occasionally12617.6
5) Yes, rarely11115.5
6) No, never38854.3
Missing17 
TOTAL715100.0
32) Does your congregation have an official policy, approved by the session, encouraging the use of "gender-neutral" or "gender-inclusive" terms in worship when: referring to God? (POLGOD)
TOTAL%
1) No58380.4
2) Yes141.9
3) Don't know12817.7
Missing7 
TOTAL725100.0
33) Does your congregation have an official policy, approved by the session, encouraging the use of "gender-neutral" or "gender-inclusive" terms in worship when: referring to the church, that is, the people of God? (POLPEOPL)
TOTAL%
1) No50672.1
2) Yes507.1
3) Don't know14620.8
Missing30 
TOTAL702100.0
34) When there is a baptism in your church, is the individual baptized "in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit," or is other language used? (BAPCUST)
TOTAL%
1) Customary phrase always used ("in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit" [or "Holy Ghost"])68995.0
2) Other language always used (for example, "in the name of the Creator, and of the Redeemer, and of the Sustainer")10.1
3) It varies--customary language used sometimes and other language used sometimes243.3
4) Don't know111.5
Missing7 
TOTAL725100.0
35) Overall, how important to you personally is the issue of gender in language about God, whether or not the words we use to refer to God are masculine, feminine, or gender-neutral? (PERSGEND)
TOTAL%
1) Very important13819.1
2) Important14620.2
3) Not very important23031.8
4) Not at all important20528.3
5) Don't know50.7
Missing8 
TOTAL724100.0
36) How important to most people in your congregation is the issue of gender in language about God, whether or not the words we use to refer to God are masculine, feminine, or gender-neutral? (CONGGEND)
TOTAL%
1) Very important8611.9
2) Important16422.7
3) Not very important25835.6
4) Not at all important9312.8
5) Don't know12317.0
Missing8 
TOTAL724100.0
37) Which wording would you personally prefer that churches use to begin the Lord's Prayer? (PREFLORD)
TOTAL%
1) Traditional or customary wording: "Our Father in heaven"65490.3
2) Wording modified to be gender-inclusive: "Our Father and Mother in heaven"91.2
3) Wording modified to be gender-neutral: "Our Creator in heaven"456.2
4) Other wording10.1
5) No preference152.1
Missing8 
TOTAL724100.0
38) In general, what phrasing would you personally prefer to be used in worship when reference is made to the Trinitarian nature of God? (TRINITY)
TOTAL%
1) Traditional, customary language, that is, "Father, Son, Holy Spirit [Holy Ghost]"62185.8
2) Gender-neutral language that refers to the Persons of the Trinity by their function, for example, "Creator, Redeemer, and Sustainer"567.7
3) Gender-neutral language that refers to the Trinity as a whole, for example, "Triune God"172.3
5) No preference263.6
6) Don't know40.6
Missing8 
TOTAL724100.0
39) When a pastor or worship leader refers to God as "He," does that male term make you feel more included or less included in the worship experience? (HEINCLUD)
TOTAL%
1) More included8511.7
2) Neither more included nor less included47465.2
3) Less included212.9
4) Don't know81.1
5) Never thought about it13919.1
Missing5 
TOTAL727100.0
40) When a pastor or worship leader refers to God as "She," does that female term make you feel more included or less included in the worship experience? (SHEINCLD)
TOTAL%
1) More included263.6
2) Neither more included nor less included23933.5
3) Less included22030.8
4) Don't know496.9
5) Never thought about it18025.2
Missing18 
TOTAL714100.0
41) When a pastor or worship leader refers to God in gender-neutral terms (avoids both male and female terms like "He" or "She"), does that make you feel more included or less included in the worship experience? (NEUTINCL)
TOTAL%
1) More included486.7
2) Neither more included nor less included32945.9
3) Less included12217.0
4) Don't know446.1
5) Never thought about it17324.2
Missing16 
TOTAL716100.0
42) Often the Bible uses traditionally masculine images or words to refer to God (e.g., "King" or "Father"). How would you like to see such words translated today? (IMGKEEP)
TOTAL%
1) Keep the image the way it was in the original text55276.1
2) Modify the language to be more gender-neutral (e.g., "King" could become "Ruler"), as long as the general meaning does not change10113.9
3) Modify the language to be gender-neutral even if the original meaning is somewhat changed in the process (e.g., "Father" could be changed to "Creator" or "Almighty")283.9
4) No preference365.0
5) Don't know81.1
Missing7 
TOTAL725100.0
43) Often the Bible uses masculine pronouns ("He," "Him," "His") when referring to God. How would you like to see these words translated? (PROKEEP)
TOTAL%
1) Keep it the way it was in the original text56277.4
2) Modify the language to be more gender-neutral (e.g., the pronoun "He" could be replaced by the noun it prefers to, "God")11315.6
3) No preference385.2
4) Don't know131.8
Missing6 
TOTAL726100.0
44) When the Bible uses a masculine word to refer to people, both men and women, how would you prefer that the term be translated? (PPLKEEP)
TOTAL%
1) Keep the original form (e.g., "mankind")51671.4
2) Find a more gender-neutral word to convey the meaning (e.g., "humankind")14920.6
3) Find a more gender-inclusive phrase to convey the meaning (e.g., "mankind and womankind")202.8
4) No preference324.4
5) Don't know60.8
Missing9 
TOTAL723100.0
45) Which approach to gender and language do you favor for Bible translations? (TRNCLOSE)
TOTAL%
1) One that stays as close as possible to the gender and language used in the original text, both with words that refer to God and with words that refer to humankind51771.7
2) One that stays as close as possible to the gender and language used in the original text when referring to God, but one that uses more gender-neutral or gender-inclusive language when referring to humankind13018.0
3) One that substitutes gender-neutral or gender-inclusive language both for male-gender words that refer to God and for male-gender words that refer to humankind496.8
4) Don't know253.5
Missing11 
TOTAL721100.0
46) In your own private and personal prayers, how often do you address God as: Father? (PRYRDAD)
TOTAL%
1) Always45564.3
2) Often17624.9
3) Occasionally294.1
4) Rarely273.8
5) Never192.7
6) Not applicable - I never pray privately20.3
Missing24 
TOTAL708100.0
47) In your own private and personal prayers, how often do you address God as: Mother? (PRYRMOM)
TOTAL%
1) Always10.2
2) Often20.4
3) Occasionally112.1
4) Rarely377.2
5) Never46189.9
6) Not applicable - I never pray privately10.2
Missing219 
TOTAL513100.0
48) In your own private and personal prayers, how often do you address God as: Creator? (PRYRCRTR)
TOTAL%
1) Always427.6
2) Often16730.0
3) Occasionally15628.1
4) Rarely9416.9
5) Never9617.3
6) Not applicable - I never pray privately10.2
Missing176 
TOTAL556100.0
49) When you have said public prayers during the last year, how often did you use gender-inclusive or gender-neutral language about God? (OFTGENDR)
TOTAL%
1) Always496.7
2) Often699.5
3) Occasionally8411.6
4) Rarely13518.6
5) Never35048.1
6) Not applicable - I never pray privately405.5
Missing5 
TOTAL727100.0
50) In general, are you more likely to use gender-neutral and gender-inclusive language about God in your private prayers or in your public prayers? (PRIVVPUB)
TOTAL%
1) Private314.3
2) Public709.7
3) No difference42759.1
4) Don't know253.5
5) Not applicable17023.5
Missing9 
TOTAL723100.0
51) Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? - Our language about God should be varied and diverse, reflecting the wide range of terms to describe God that are found in the Bible and the Reformed tradition. (AGVARIED)
TOTAL%
1) Agree43963.3
2) Not sure12818.4
3) Disagree12718.3
Missing38 
TOTAL694100.0
52) Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? - I prefer that people use nouns rather than pronouns when referring to God (e.g., "God shows God's love" rather than "God shows His love"). (AGNOUNS)
TOTAL%
1) Agree11616.2
2) Not sure15020.9
3) Disagree45062.8
Missing16 
TOTAL716100.0
53) Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? - It offends me when someone uses terms other than "Father, Son, and Holy Spirit" to refer to the persons of the Trinity. (AGFATHER)
TOTAL%
1) Agree25736.0
2) Not sure10815.1
3) Disagree34948.9
Missing18 
TOTAL714100.0
54) Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? - It's fine with me for people to substitute functional terms like "Creator, Redeemer, and Sustainer" for "Father, Son, and Holy Spirit" when referring to the Trinity. (AGFUNCT)
TOTAL%
1) Agree29040.3
2) Not sure12517.4
3) Disagree30542.4
Missing12 
TOTAL720100.0
55) Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? - As a child I pictured God to be of male gender. (AGGODMLE)
TOTAL%
1) Agree67192.3
2) Not sure405.5
3) Disagree162.2
Missing5 
TOTAL727100.0
56) Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? - God is best understood in masculine terms. (AGMASC)
TOTAL%
1) Agree33847.1
2) Not sure19126.6
3) Disagree18926.3
Missing14 
TOTAL718100.0
57) Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? - The Bible contains many female images of God. (AGFEMALE)
TOTAL%
1) Agree11315.7
2) Not sure24333.8
3) Disagree36250.4
Missing14 
TOTAL718100.0
58) Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? - God is beyond gender, i.e., God is neither female nor male. (AGNOGEND)
TOTAL%
1) Agree51171.3
2) Not sure10114.1
3) Disagree10514.6
Missing15 
TOTAL717100.0
59) Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? - I sometimes imagine God as a powerful old man with a white beard. (AGOLDMAN)
TOTAL%
1) Agree12717.5
2) Not sure557.6
3) Disagree54274.9
Missing8 
TOTAL724100.0
60) Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? - Using male terms to refer to God seems natural to me. (AGMALE)
TOTAL%
1) Agree64288.8
2) Not sure395.4
3) Disagree425.8
Missing9 
TOTAL723100.0
61) Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? - Use of gender-inclusive language is consistent with the overall message of the Bible. (AGGENINC)
TOTAL%
1) Agree25135.9
2) Not sure26738.1
3) Disagree18226.0
Missing32 
TOTAL700100.0
62) Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? - We shouldn't change traditional texts and hymns, but efforts should be made to ensure that new hymns and texts are more inclusive. (AGMORINC)
TOTAL%
1) Agree32645.8
2) Not sure16322.9
3) Disagree22331.3
Missing20 
TOTAL712100.0
63) Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? - I would prefer that masculine pronouns such as "He" and "Him" not be used when referring to God. (AGNOTMAS)
TOTAL%
1) Agree7910.9
2) Not sure679.2
3) Disagree58279.9
Missing4 
TOTAL728100.0
64) Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? - I make an effort to avoid male terms when addressing God in public prayers. (AGAVDML)
TOTAL%
1) Agree9513.2
2) Not sure577.9
3) Disagree56778.9
Missing13 
TOTAL719100.0
65) Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? - Most people use male terms for God simply because that's the traditional language of the church. (AGTRAD)
TOTAL%
1) Agree58380.3
2) Not sure659.0
3) Disagree7810.7
Missing6 
TOTAL726100.0
66) When people speaking in worship make broad references to the church and the people of God, both male and female, how important is it to you that they use gender-neutral or gender-inclusive terms? (REFCHRCH)
TOTAL%
1) Very important527.2
2) Important12116.7
3) Not very important26536.7
4) Not at all important26837.1
5) Don't know172.4
Missing9 
TOTAL723100.0
67) For the following choices, indicate which one you would prefer be used in worship when referring to broad groups of the church that contain both males and females. (BROSIS)
TOTAL%
1) Brothers131.9
2) Brothers and sisters58183.5
3) No preference10214.7
Missing36 
TOTAL696100.0
68) For the following choices, indicate which one you would prefer be used in worship when referring to broad groups of the church that contain both males and females. (MENWOMEN)
TOTAL%
1) Men of God152.1
2) Men and women of God15522.2
3) People of God49270.4
4) No preference375.3
Missing33 
TOTAL699100.0
69) For the following choices, indicate which one you would prefer be used in worship when referring to broad groups of the church that contain both males and females. (DADFOUND)
TOTAL%
1) Church fathers11717.2
2) Church founders40559.4
3) No preference16023.5
Missing50 
TOTAL682100.0
70) For the following choices, indicate which one you would prefer be used in worship when referring to broad groups of the church that contain both males and females. (SONDAUGT)
TOTAL%
1) God's sons50.7
2) God's sons and daughters7410.7
3) God's children57883.6
4) No preference344.9
Missing41 
TOTAL691100.0
71) Do you believe the PCUSA ought to have a general policy on what gender-related language is appropriate when Presbyterians: refer to God? (PCUSAGOD)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, definitely8612.3
2) Yes, probably10114.4
3) Not sure9513.5
4) No, probably not24134.3
5) No, definitely not17925.5
Missing30 
TOTAL702100.0
72) Do you believe the PCUSA ought to have a general policy on what gender-related language is appropriate when Presbyterians: refer to the people of God (the church)? (PCUSAPPL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, definitely9313.4
2) Yes, probably14020.2
3) Not sure8512.3
4) No, probably not21631.2
5) No, definitely not15922.9
Missing39 
TOTAL693100.0
73) In the mid-1980s, the General Assembly adopted a set of broad recommendations on gender-related language issues, "Definitions and Guidelines on Inclusive Language." How familiar are you with this set of guidelines? (GUIDELNS)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all familiar46165.1
2) Have heard of it, but don't know any of the details13018.4
3) Only a little familiar8311.7
4) Generally familiar304.2
5) Very familiar40.6
Missing24 
TOTAL708100.0
74) How many ordained pastors serve on the staff of the church you serve or attend? (ORDNDPST)
TOTAL%
0) 40.6
1) 30848.2
2) 17527.4
3) 6410.0
4) 467.2
5) 203.1
6) 101.6
7) 30.5
8) 40.6
9) 10.2
10) 10.2
11) 20.3
12) 10.2
Missing93 
TOTAL639100.0
75) Of this number (the number supplied by respondent in ORDNDPST), how many are male? (PASTMEN)
TOTAL%
0) 355.1
1) 40859.6
2) 13219.3
3) 618.9
4) 273.9
5) 101.5
6) 81.2
7) 10.1
8) 20.3
Missing48 
TOTAL684100.0
76) Of this number (the number supplied by respondent in ORDNDPST), how many are female? (PASTWMN)
TOTAL%
0) 39960.9
1) 21532.8
2) 314.7
3) 81.2
5) 10.2
6) 10.2
Missing77 
TOTAL655100.0
77) (Asked only of ordained ministers) How often do you read from the "Inclusive Language Lectionary" when you read the Bible aloud during worship? (ILLBIBLE)
TOTAL%
1) Always10.6
2) Often42.3
3) Occasionally116.3
4) Rarely3117.6
5) Never12973.3
Missing556 
TOTAL176100.0
78) Sample (SAMPLE)
TOTAL%
2) ELDERS732100.0
TOTAL732100.0
79) Staff (STAFF)
TOTAL%
1) 114.5
2) 11045.5
3) 4518.6
4) 3916.1
5) 177.0
6) 104.1
7) 41.7
8) 20.8
9) 10.4
10) 10.4
11) 10.4
12) 10.4
Missing490 
TOTAL242100.0
80) Old code (OLDCODE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL731865.39509
81) How many years have you been a member of your current congregation? (YEARSMEM)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL72520.70615
82) How far do you live from your congregation? (FARLIVE)
TOTAL%
0) Less than one mile10.1
1) 16423.2
2) 12217.3
3) 11416.1
4) 527.4
5) 8011.3
6) 284.0
7) 253.5
8) 192.7
9) 101.4
10) 344.8
11) 40.6
12) 162.3
13) 10.1
14) 40.6
15) 121.7
16) 30.4
17) 20.3
18) 20.3
20) 81.1
22) 10.1
25) 20.3
26) 10.1
35) 10.1
75) 10.1
Missing25 
TOTAL707100.0
83) How often do you attend your congregation's Sunday worship services? (ATTNDSUN)
TOTAL%
1) Never20.3
4) Several times a year10.1
5) Once a month91.2
6) Two to three times a month628.5
7) Nearly every week38853.2
8) Every week26836.7
Missing2 
TOTAL730100.0
84) What is the approximate membership of the congregation(s) you attend? (MEMMEM)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL6931073.1821718
85) Have you ever been ordained an elder in the Presbyterian Church? (ORDELDER)
TOTAL%
1) No40.6
2) Yes71899.4
Missing10 
TOTAL722100.0
86) (ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ANSWERED 1="YES" TO ORDELDER) Are you now serving on session? (SRVELDER)
TOTAL%
1) No7810.7
2) Yes65089.3
Missing4 
TOTAL728100.0
87) Have you ever been ordained a deacon in the Presbyterian Church? (ORDDECON)
TOTAL%
1) No40857.1
2) Yes30742.9
Missing17 
TOTAL715100.0
88) (ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ANSWERED 1="YES" TO ORDDECON) Are you currently serving on the board of deacons? (SRVDECON)
TOTAL%
1) No32497.3
2) Yes92.7
Missing399 
TOTAL333100.0
89) Do you hold the following position in church? - Chair of congregational committee or task force (POSCHAIR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked36850.3
1) Checked36349.7
Missing1 
TOTAL731100.0
90) Do you hold the following position in church? - Member of congregational committee or task force (POSFORCE)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked33646.0
1) Checked39554.0
Missing1 
TOTAL731100.0
91) Do you hold the following position in church? - Member of presbytery, synod, or General Assembly committee or task force (POSPRSBY)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked65990.2
1) Checked729.8
Missing1 
TOTAL731100.0
92) Do you hold the following position in church? - Officer of men's, women's, or youth group (POSOFFCR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked58479.9
1) Checked14720.1
Missing1 
TOTAL731100.0
93) Do you hold the following position in church? - Organist or choir director (POSORGST)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked71798.1
1) Checked141.9
Missing1 
TOTAL731100.0
94) Do you hold the following position in church? - Member of choir (POSCHOIR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked58179.5
1) Checked15020.5
Missing1 
TOTAL731100.0
95) Do you hold the following position in church? - Other (POSOTHER)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked62986.0
1) Checked10214.0
Missing1 
TOTAL731100.0
96) Do you hold the following position in church? - Sunday school teacher (POSTCHR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked65088.9
1) Checked8111.1
Missing1 
TOTAL731100.0
97) 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 checked60683.1
1) Checked12316.9
Missing3 
TOTAL729100.0
98) 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 checked57078.1
1) Checked16021.9
Missing2 
TOTAL730100.0
99) 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 checked41757.1
1) Checked31342.9
Missing2 
TOTAL730100.0
100) 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 checked56276.9
1) Checked16923.1
Missing1 
TOTAL731100.0
101) Please take a few moments to think back over the last year. Have there been any Sundays, any at all, when you were unable to attend or happened not to attend worship at your congregation? Was the following factor a reason you missed one or more Sundays during the last year? - I was away on vacation. (NOTVACAT)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked9012.3
1) Checked63987.7
Missing3 
TOTAL729100.0
102) 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 checked64087.7
1) Checked9012.3
Missing2 
TOTAL730100.0
103) 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 checked63186.3
1) Checked10013.7
Missing1 
TOTAL731100.0
104) 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 checked64788.5
1) Checked8411.5
Missing1 
TOTAL731100.0
105) 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 checked71697.9
1) Checked152.1
Missing1 
TOTAL731100.0
106) 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 checked55576.0
1) Checked17524.0
Missing2 
TOTAL730100.0
107) 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 checked61584.1
1) Checked11615.9
Missing1 
TOTAL731100.0
108) 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 checked71197.3
1) Checked202.7
Missing1 
TOTAL731100.0
109) 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 checked72799.5
1) Checked40.5
Missing1 
TOTAL731100.0
110) 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 checked70696.6
1) Checked253.4
Missing1 
TOTAL731100.0
111) 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 checked72999.7
1) Checked20.3
Missing1 
TOTAL731100.0
112) 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 hours223.1
2) One to two hours8311.5
3) Three to five hours21329.6
4) Six to ten hours21830.3
5) Eleven to twenty hours12617.5
6) More than twenty hours588.1
Missing12 
TOTAL720100.0
113) How many hours, if any, during the last month have you: given volunteer time at your church to teach, lead, serve on a committee, or help with some program or event. (HRSVOL)
TOTAL%
1) Zero hours283.9
2) One to two hours12116.8
3) Three to five hours19527.0
4) Six to ten hours20228.0
5) Eleven to twenty hours8812.2
6) More than twenty hours8812.2
Missing10 
TOTAL722100.0
114) 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 hours34148.2
2) One to two hours14520.5
3) Three to five hours13218.6
4) Six to ten hours527.3
5) Eleven to twenty hours182.5
6) More than twenty hours202.8
Missing24 
TOTAL708100.0
115) 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 hours27038.1
2) One to two hours16222.8
3) Three to five hours14320.2
4) Six to ten hours628.7
5) Eleven to twenty hours354.9
6) More than twenty hours375.2
Missing23 
TOTAL709100.0
116) 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 more32144.1
2) About the same participation33445.9
3) Participate less729.9
4) Not Applicable10.1
Missing4 
TOTAL728100.0
117) How likely is it that you will be a part of your current congregation five years from now? (ACT5YRS)
TOTAL%
1) Very likely54975.5
2) Likely10013.8
3) Not sure466.3
4) Not at all likely121.7
5) Not very likely202.8
Missing5 
TOTAL727100.0
118) (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 important2559.5
2) Important24.8
3) Not very important511.9
4) Not at all important1023.8
Missing690 
TOTAL42100.0
119) (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 important926.5
2) Important411.8
3) Not very important617.6
4) Not at all important1544.1
Missing698 
TOTAL34100.0
120) (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 important515.6
2) Important412.5
3) Not very important515.6
4) Not at all important1856.3
Missing700 
TOTAL32100.0
121) (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 important26.7
2) Important516.7
3) Not very important310.0
4) Not at all important2066.7
Missing702 
TOTAL30100.0
122) (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 important825.0
2) Important39.4
3) Not very important26.3
4) Not at all important1959.4
Missing700 
TOTAL32100.0
123) (ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ANSWERED THAT THEY ARE "NOT VERY" OR "NOT AT ALL LIKELY" TO BE A PART OF THEIR CURRENT CONGREGATION FIVE YEARS FROM NOW) Rate the importance of the following factor in your likelihood of leaving: I don't appreciate the pastor(s). (LVPASTOR)
TOTAL%
1) Very important721.2
2) Important412.1
3) Not very important13.0
4) Not at all important2163.6
Missing699 
TOTAL33100.0
124) (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 important413.3
2) Important13.3
3) Not very important13.3
4) Not at all important2480.0
Missing702 
TOTAL30100.0
125) (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 concerns753.8
2) Denomination430.8
3) All else215.4
Missing719 
TOTAL13100.0
126) During your life, have you ever been a member of a congregation affiliated with a denomination other than Presbyterian? (DENOMOTH)
TOTAL%
1) No29640.9
2) Yes42759.1
Missing9 
TOTAL723100.0
127) (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
TOTAL47030.78518
128) (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 checked63286.8
1) Checked9613.2
Missing4 
TOTAL728100.0
129) (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 checked70796.8
1) Checked233.2
Missing2 
TOTAL730100.0
130) (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 checked70095.9
1) Checked304.1
Missing2 
TOTAL730100.0
131) (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 checked72799.5
1) Checked40.5
Missing1 
TOTAL731100.0
132) (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 checked67692.5
1) Checked557.5
Missing1 
TOTAL731100.0
133) (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 checked56577.3
1) Checked16622.7
Missing1 
TOTAL731100.0
134) (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 checked71297.4
1) Checked192.6
Missing1 
TOTAL731100.0
135) (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 checked70496.3
1) Checked273.7
Missing1 
TOTAL731100.0
136) (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 checked69094.4
1) Checked415.6
Missing1 
TOTAL731100.0
137) (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 checked66290.6
1) Checked699.4
Missing1 
TOTAL731100.0
138) When you were a teenager, how often did your father attend religious services? (DADREL)
TOTAL%
1) Never10314.5
2) Less than once a year344.8
3) Once or twice a year709.8
4) Several times a year689.6
5) About once a month263.7
6) Two to three times a month649.0
7) Nearly every week16723.5
8) Every week14820.8
9) Don't know/not applicable314.4
Missing21 
TOTAL711100.0
139) When you were a teenager, how often did your mother attend religious services? (MOMREL)
TOTAL%
1) Never578.1
2) Less than once a year192.7
3) Once or twice a year476.7
4) Several times a year527.4
5) About once a month375.2
6) Two to three times a month7310.4
7) Nearly every week22331.6
8) Every week18926.8
9) Don't know/not applicable81.1
Missing27 
TOTAL705100.0
140) 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) Baptist8111.3
2) Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)202.8
3) Episcopalian202.8
4) Friends (Quaker)20.3
5) Lutheran425.8
6) Methodist11315.7
7) Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), PCUS, UPCUSA, or UPCNA32244.8
8) Reformed71.0
9) Roman Catholic212.9
10) UCC (United Church of Christ/Congregational)223.1
11) None233.2
12) Other456.3
99) More than one selected10.1
Missing13 
TOTAL719100.0
141) Were you raised in the congregation you currently belong to? (CONGRAIS)
TOTAL%
1) No61884.7
2) Yes11215.3
Missing2 
TOTAL730100.0
142) Which of the following terms best describes your current stand on theological issues? (THELVIEW)
TOTAL%
1) Very conservative466.3
2) Conservative24633.7
3) Moderate31643.3
4) Liberal10013.7
5) Very liberal212.9
Missing3 
TOTAL729100.0
143) Have you ever tried to encourage someone to believe in Jesus Christ or to accept Him as a personal savior? (SAVIOR)
TOTAL%
1) No21729.8
2) Yes51270.2
Missing3 
TOTAL729100.0
144) 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) No39855.6
2) Yes31844.4
Missing16 
TOTAL716100.0
145) Which of the following statements best describes your view of the Bible? (Please choose only one) (BBLVIEW)
TOTAL%
1) It is an important piece of literature, but is largely irrelevant to our lives today30.4
2) It is the record of many people's experience with God and is a useful guide for individual Christians in their search for basic moral and religious teachings12216.8
3) It is the Word of God and its stories and teaching provide a powerful motivation as we work toward God's reign in the world34247.1
4) It is the inspired, authoritative Word of God that is without error in all that it says about faith and morals18225.1
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 matters7410.2
9) More than one selected30.4
Missing6 
TOTAL726100.0
146) Do you think there is a heaven, where people who have led good lives are eternally rewarded? (HEAVEN)
TOTAL%
1) No638.8
2) Yes56879.4
3) Not sure8411.7
Missing17 
TOTAL715100.0
147) 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) No13418.7
2) Yes36050.3
3) Not sure22231.0
Missing16 
TOTAL716100.0
148) 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) Essential24634.0
2) Very important29640.9
3) Somewhat important16622.9
4) Not at all important162.2
Missing8 
TOTAL724100.0
149) 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) Essential38553.0
2) Very important25935.7
3) Somewhat important8011.0
4) Not at all important20.3
Missing6 
TOTAL726100.0
150) 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) Essential7710.6
2) Very important34347.3
3) Somewhat important26536.6
4) Not at all important405.5
Missing7 
TOTAL725100.0
151) 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) Essential19727.2
2) Very important43960.7
3) Somewhat important8411.6
4) Not at all important30.4
Missing9 
TOTAL723100.0
152) When you think about the qualities of a good Christian life, how important is the following to you? - Attending church regularly (LIFECHRC)
TOTAL%
1) Essential28138.8
2) Very important35348.7
3) Somewhat important8511.7
4) Not at all important60.8
Missing7 
TOTAL725100.0
153) 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) Essential16923.2
2) Very important33846.5
3) Somewhat important20327.9
4) Not at all important172.3
Missing5 
TOTAL727100.0
154) 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) Essential54074.1
2) Very important18525.4
3) Somewhat important40.5
Missing3 
TOTAL729100.0
155) 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 (PRISOCL)
TOTAL%
1) Essential9312.8
2) Very important33045.5
3) Somewhat important26035.9
4) Not at all important425.8
Missing7 
TOTAL725100.0
156) 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) Essential15220.9
2) Very important41056.4
3) Somewhat important15120.8
4) Not at all important141.9
Missing5 
TOTAL727100.0
157) 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) Essential27137.3
2) Very important41457.0
3) Somewhat important415.6
Missing6 
TOTAL726100.0
158) 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) Essential12517.3
2) Very important36550.6
3) Somewhat important21429.6
4) Not at all important182.5
Missing10 
TOTAL722100.0
159) 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) Essential16322.5
2) Very important34848.0
3) Somewhat important19126.3
4) Not at all important233.2
Missing7 
TOTAL725100.0
160) When you think about priorities for your congregation's activities in the community, how important is the following to you? - Preparing people for a world to come, where the cares of this world will be absent (PRIWORLD)
TOTAL%
1) Essential12016.8
2) Very important23332.7
3) Somewhat important23633.1
4) Not at all important12417.4
Missing19 
TOTAL713100.0
161) 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 agree466.4
2) Agree14119.7
3) Not sure8211.5
4) Disagree32245.0
5) Strongly disagree12517.5
Missing16 
TOTAL716100.0
162) 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 agree273.7
2) Agree12717.6
3) Not sure13018.0
4) Disagree23833.0
5) Strongly disagree20027.7
Missing10 
TOTAL722100.0
163) Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with the following statement: There is a life beyond death. (AGDEATH)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree48266.5
2) Agree17824.6
3) Not sure577.9
4) Disagree71.0
5) Strongly disagree10.1
Missing7 
TOTAL725100.0
164) 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 agree36250.1
2) Agree18125.0
3) Not sure9613.3
4) Disagree7210.0
5) Strongly disagree121.7
Missing9 
TOTAL723100.0
165) 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 agree20228.2
2) Agree12116.9
3) Not sure18626.0
4) Disagree14019.6
5) Strongly disagree679.4
Missing16 
TOTAL716100.0
166) 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 agree162.2
2) Agree608.4
3) Not sure608.4
4) Disagree26236.6
5) Strongly disagree31844.4
Missing16 
TOTAL716100.0
167) 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 agree121.7
2) Agree10013.9
3) Not sure7510.4
4) Disagree38453.3
5) Strongly disagree14920.7
Missing12 
TOTAL720100.0
168) 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 agree22831.8
2) Agree42559.2
3) Not sure425.8
4) Disagree192.6
5) Strongly disagree40.6
Missing14 
TOTAL718100.0
169) 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 agree131.8
2) Agree689.4
3) Not sure16723.1
4) Disagree27437.9
5) Strongly disagree20127.8
Missing9 
TOTAL723100.0
170) Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with the following statement: Belief in Jesus Christ in only one of many ways to find salvation. (AGSALVTN)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree476.5
2) Agree17624.4
3) Not sure11115.4
4) Disagree18025.0
5) Strongly disagree20728.7
Missing11 
TOTAL721100.0
171) Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with the following statement: The Devil (Satan) really exists. (AGDEVIL)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree21830.3
2) Agree24233.6
3) Not sure15821.9
4) Disagree638.8
5) Strongly disagree395.4
Missing12 
TOTAL720100.0
172) Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with the following statement: Jesus was born of a virgin. (AGBORN)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree32445.0
2) Agree25335.1
3) Not sure10815.0
4) Disagree263.6
5) Strongly disagree91.3
Missing12 
TOTAL720100.0
173) 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 agree35949.7
2) Agree23432.4
3) Not sure10214.1
4) Disagree212.9
5) Strongly disagree60.8
Missing10 
TOTAL722100.0
174) Do you consider yourself a "born-again" Christian? (BORNAGN)
TOTAL%
1) No40656.2
2) Yes24433.8
3) Not sure7210.0
Missing10 
TOTAL722100.0
175) 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) Admire81.1
2) Think is all right55376.2
3) Mildly disapprove13819.0
4) Highly disapprove273.7
Missing6 
TOTAL726100.0
176) 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) Admire13919.3
2) Think is all right50870.5
3) Mildly disapprove719.8
4) Highly disapprove30.4
Missing11 
TOTAL721100.0
177) 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) Admire21329.8
2) Think is all right42659.6
3) Mildly disapprove709.8
4) Highly disapprove60.8
Missing17 
TOTAL715100.0
178) 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) Admire50.7
2) Think is all right8411.6
3) Mildly disapprove30542.1
4) Highly disapprove33045.6
Missing8 
TOTAL724100.0
179) People have differing views on how Christians ought to act in their daily lives. Please indicate how much you would admire or disapprove of someone who acted in this way: thinks s/he is better than others. (ACTBETR)
TOTAL%
1) Admire10.1
2) Think is all right20.3
3) Mildly disapprove22731.4
4) Highly disapprove49368.2
Missing9 
TOTAL723100.0
180) People have differing views on how Christians ought to act in their daily lives. Please indicate how much you would admire or disapprove of someone who acted in this way: is openly, actively gay or lesbian. (ACTGAY)
TOTAL%
1) Admire10.1
2) Think is all right12016.7
3) Mildly disapprove21129.4
4) Highly disapprove38553.7
Missing15 
TOTAL717100.0
181) 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) Admire152.1
2) Think is all right14620.3
3) Mildly disapprove17724.6
4) Highly disapprove38153.0
Missing13 
TOTAL719100.0
182) 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) Admire28339.1
2) Think is all right38453.1
3) Mildly disapprove486.6
4) Highly disapprove81.1
Missing9 
TOTAL723100.0
183) People have differing views on how Christians ought to act in their daily lives. Please indicate how much you would admire or disapprove of someone who acted in this way: cheats on her/his income tax. (ACTTAX)
TOTAL%
2) Think is all right40.6
3) Mildly disapprove13919.1
4) Highly disapprove58380.3
Missing6 
TOTAL726100.0
184) 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 approval33846.4
2) Probably favor approval11916.3
3) Not sure669.1
4) Probably do not favor approval9212.6
5) Definitely do not favor approval11315.5
Missing4 
TOTAL728100.0
185) What is your sex? (GENDER)
TOTAL%
1) Female37150.8
2) Male35949.2
Missing2 
TOTAL730100.0
186) What is your present age? (AGE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL72256.83812
187) 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 farm8311.4
2) On a farm283.8
3) In a small city or town (under 50,000)22030.2
4) In a medium-size city (50,000-250,000)9813.4
5) In a suburb near a medium-size city648.8
6) In a large city (over 250,000)9212.6
7) In a suburb near a large city14419.8
Missing3 
TOTAL729100.0
188) What is your employment status? (YOUREMP1)
TOTAL%
1) Employed full-time29139.9
2) Employed part-time689.3
3) Self-employed7310.0
4) Unemployed91.2
5) Retired22731.1
6) Full-time homemaker557.5
7) Student10.1
8) Other (specify)60.8
Missing2 
TOTAL730100.0
189) What is your employment status? (YOUREMP2)
TOTAL%
2) Employed part-time22.0
3) Self-employed2525.3
5) Retired2525.3
6) Full-time homemaker3333.3
7) Student55.1
8) Other (specify)99.1
Missing633 
TOTAL99100.0
190) 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
TOTAL44939.85115
191) What is your present marital status? (MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Married62085.6
2) Not married10414.4
Missing8 
TOTAL724100.0
192) (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 married2825.9
2) Yes, am now widowed4238.9
3) Yes, am now divorced3532.4
4) Both Widowed and divorced32.8
Missing624 
TOTAL108100.0
193) If you are now married or have ever been married in the past: How old were you when you first married? (If married more than once, answer in terms of your first marriage.) (AGEMARR)
TOTAL%
8) 10.1
16) 20.3
17) 60.9
18) 273.9
19) 456.5
20) 679.7
21) 9313.5
22) 11716.9
23) 659.4
24) 568.1
25) 598.5
26) 466.7
27) 304.3
28) 172.5
29) 152.2
30) 111.6
31) 40.6
32) 81.2
33) 30.4
34) 20.3
35) 20.3
36) 40.6
37) 10.1
38) 10.1
39) 20.3
40) 10.1
41) 20.3
42) 10.1
43) 10.1
44) 10.1
68) 10.1
Missing41 
TOTAL691100.0
194) (ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO RESPONDEND THAT THEY ARE CURRENTLY MARRIED) If currently married: Have you had a previous marriage (or marriages)? (PREVMARG)
TOTAL%
1) No51685.4
2) Yes, was widowed132.2
3) Yes, was divorced7011.6
4) Both widowed and divorced50.8
Missing128 
TOTAL604100.0
195) (ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS THAT ARE MARRIED) Overall, how often does your husband or wife attend Sunday worship services? (SPSSUN)
TOTAL%
1) Never142.3
2) Less than once a year71.1
3) Once or twice a year122.0
4) Several times a year264.2
5) About once a month233.7
6) Two to three times a month558.9
7) Nearly every week30349.3
8) Every week17528.5
Missing117 
TOTAL615100.0
196) (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) No559.0
2) Yes55991.0
Missing118 
TOTAL614100.0
197) (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 do2543.1
2) Generally attends another congregation813.8
3) Sometimes attends my congregation, sometimes another35.2
4) Usually does not attend2237.9
Missing674 
TOTAL58100.0
198) (ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ARE MARRIED) Please indicate the faith in which your husband or wife was raised. (If more than one, select the one in which she or he was most involved.) (SPSRAISD)
TOTAL%
1) Baptist7212.0
2) Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)142.3
3) Episcopalian233.8
4) Friends20.3
5) Lutheran406.7
6) Methodist9515.8
7) Presbyterian20534.1
8) Reformed91.5
9) Roman Catholic528.7
10) United Church of Christ213.5
11) None264.3
12) Other427.0
Missing131 
TOTAL601100.0
199) (ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ARE MARRIED) Please indicate your husband or wife's current religious affiliation. (SPSCURNT)
TOTAL%
1) Baptist20.4
3) Episcopalian10.2
5) Lutheran20.4
6) Methodist20.4
7) Presbyterian50892.9
8) Reformed10.2
9) Roman Catholic91.6
10) United Church of Christ10.2
11) None193.5
12) Other20.4
Missing185 
TOTAL547100.0
200) (ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ARE MARRIED) Please indicate your spouse's employment status. (SPSEMP1)
TOTAL%
1) Employed full-time24740.4
2) Employed part-time6510.6
3) Self-employed426.9
4) Unemployed20.3
5) Retired16527.0
6) Full-time homemaker8714.2
8) Other40.7
Missing120 
TOTAL612100.0
201) (ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ARE MARRIED) Please indicate your spouse's employment status. (SPSEMP2)
TOTAL%
1) Employed full-time11.6
2) Employed part-time46.6
3) Self-employed2134.4
4) Unemployed11.6
5) Retired813.1
6) Full-time homemaker1829.5
7) Student34.9
8) Other58.2
Missing671 
TOTAL61100.0
202) (ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ARE MARRIED) If you husband or wife is employed full-time, part-time, or self-employed, please indicate the average hours worked per week over the last year. (SPSAVGHR)
TOTAL%
0) None174.6
2) 20.5
4) 10.3
5) 20.5
6) 10.3
8) 41.1
9) 20.5
10) 41.1
11) 10.3
12) 30.8
13) 10.3
15) 41.1
16) 82.1
18) 20.5
20) 256.7
24) 30.8
25) 30.8
26) 10.3
30) 133.5
31) 10.3
32) 20.5
33) 10.3
35) 112.9
36) 10.3
38) 71.9
40) 9425.2
41) 20.5
42) 20.5
43) 10.3
44) 41.1
45) 308.0
46) 20.5
47) 10.3
48) 30.8
50) 5615.0
53) 10.3
55) 154.0
58) 20.5
60) 225.9
62) 10.3
65) 51.3
66) 10.3
70) 41.1
72) 20.5
80) 30.8
86) 10.3
90) 10.3
Missing359 
TOTAL373100.0
203) How many children have you had? (KIDS)
TOTAL%
0) None8311.4
1) One648.8
2) Two27838.2
3) Three19126.2
4) Four7510.3
5) Five283.8
6) Six40.5
7) Seven30.4
8) Eight10.1
9) Nine or more10.1
Missing4 
TOTAL728100.0
204) What age were you, approximately, when your first child was born? (AGEKID)
TOTAL%
9) 10.2
16) 10.2
17) 10.2
18) 50.8
19) 162.5
20) 223.4
21) 325.0
22) 446.8
23) 538.2
24) 649.9
25) 6910.7
26) 6610.2
27) 517.9
28) 436.7
29) 385.9
30) 497.6
31) 142.2
32) 223.4
33) 91.4
34) 121.9
35) 121.9
36) 30.5
37) 71.1
38) 50.8
40) 20.3
41) 10.2
42) 10.2
44) 10.2
Missing88 
TOTAL644100.0
205) Do you have any legally adopted children? (ADPTKIDS)
TOTAL%
1) No67993.1
2) Yes506.9
Missing3 
TOTAL729100.0
206) (ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE LEGALLY ADOPTED CHILDREN) How many legally adopted children do you have? (ADPTMANY)
TOTAL%
1) One2960.4
2) Two1633.3
3) Three12.1
4) Four12.1
5) Five12.1
Missing684 
TOTAL48100.0
207) Do you have any stepchildren (that is, did your spouse already have children at the time of your marriage)? (STEPKIDS)
TOTAL%
1) No62089.7
2) Yes7110.3
Missing41 
TOTAL691100.0
208) (ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE STEPCHILDREN) How many stepchildren do you have? (STEPMANY)
TOTAL%
1) One1723.6
2) Two3548.6
3) Three1622.2
4) Four11.4
5) Five34.2
Missing660 
TOTAL72100.0
209) 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.8011.0
2) Two of us40355.4
3) Three of us10614.6
4) Four of us9312.8
5) Five of us385.2
6) Six of us50.7
7) Seven or more of us30.4
Missing4 
TOTAL728100.0
210) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are: aged under six years? (HOLD6)
TOTAL%
0) None10766.0
1) One3924.1
2) Two159.3
3) Three10.6
Missing570 
TOTAL162100.0
211) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are: aged six to twelve years? (HOLD612)
TOTAL%
0) None9445.6
1) One7737.4
2) Two2813.6
3) Three73.4
Missing526 
TOTAL206100.0
212) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are: aged thirteen to seventeen years? (HOLD1317)
TOTAL%
0) None8943.8
1) One8843.3
2) Two2311.3
3) Three31.5
Missing529 
TOTAL203100.0
213) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are: aged eighteen to twenty-four years? (HOLD1824)
TOTAL%
0) None10367.8
1) One4127.0
2) Two74.6
3) Three10.7
Missing580 
TOTAL152100.0
214) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are: aged twenty-five and over? (HOLD25PL)
TOTAL%
0) None71.0
1) One8512.3
2) Two56181.1
3) Three365.2
4) Four30.4
Missing40 
TOTAL692100.0
215) 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 alone7610.5
2) A single parent, living with one or more children172.4
3) A married couple, no children in household37451.8
4) A married couple, living with one or more children22330.9
5) An unmarried couple, no children in household20.3
6) An unmarried couple, children in household10.1
7) Another family arrangement (2 or more related adults), living with no children172.4
8) Another family arrangement (2 or more related adults), living with one or more children91.2
11) Some other arrangement30.4
Missing10 
TOTAL722100.0
216) Is the home in which you currently live: (OWNHOME)
TOTAL%
1) Rented by you263.6
2) Owned by you free and clear of mortgage28939.6
3) Owned by you with a mortgage40455.4
4) Owned by your congregation (i.e., a manse)91.2
5) Other10.1
Missing3 
TOTAL729100.0
217) In what state were you born? If you were not born in the United States, in what country were you born? (BRNSTATE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL72931.43214
218) In how many countries besides the United States have you lived? (CNTRYLIV)
TOTAL%
0) None59483.0
1) One7210.1
2) Two334.6
3) Three111.5
4) Four20.3
5) Five20.3
17) Seventeen10.1
99) Many10.1
Missing16 
TOTAL716100.0
219) In how many states within the United States have you lived? (STATELIV)
TOTAL%
0) None547.4
1) 16122.1
2) 13318.3
3) 15721.6
4) 9212.7
5) 577.8
6) 314.3
7) 192.6
8) 101.4
9) 30.4
10) 40.6
12) 10.1
14) 10.1
30) 10.1
48) 10.1
99) Many20.3
Missing5 
TOTAL727100.0
220) Generally speaking, do you think of yourself as a Democrat, Independent, Republican, or other? (POLITAFF)
TOTAL%
1) Democrat18725.9
2) Independent11816.3
3) Republican40756.3
4) Other111.5
Missing9 
TOTAL723100.0
221) What is your race or origin? (RACE1)
TOTAL%
1) White or Caucasian71297.7
2) Black or African-American81.1
3) Indian (American) or Alaska Native30.4
4) Asian or Pacific Islander20.3
5) Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish origin10.1
7) Some other race30.4
Missing3 
TOTAL729100.0
222) What is your race or origin? (RACE2)
TOTAL%
1) White or Caucasian240.0
2) Black or African-American120.0
3) Indian (American) or Alaska Native120.0
5) Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish origin120.0
Missing727 
TOTAL5100.0
223) 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) None13819.6
1) One19627.8
2) Two25736.5
3) Three7110.1
4) Four273.8
5) Five101.4
6) Six40.6
7) Seven10.1
8) Eight10.1
Missing27 
TOTAL705100.0
224) Which of these categories best describes your total family income from all sources, before taxes, during 1995? (If you live alone, or with non-relatives, answer in terms of your own personal income.) (FAMINCOM)
TOTAL%
1) Less than $10,00081.1
2) $10,000- $14,999101.4
3) $15,000- $19,999152.1
4) $20,000- $29,999547.7
5) $30,000- $39,999699.8
6) $40,000- $49,9998612.3
7) $50,000- $59,9998412.0
8) $60,000- $69,999649.1
9) $70,000- $79,999568.0
10) $80,000- $89,999456.4
11) $90,000- $99,999436.1
12) $100,000- $124,9997510.7
13) $125,000- $149,999202.8
14) $150,000 or more7310.4
Missing30 
TOTAL702100.0
225) 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 earnings20729.0
2) 90-99% from earnings15021.0
3) 75-89% from earnings588.1
4) 50-74% from earnings365.0
5) 25-49% from earnings354.9
6) 1-24% from earnings7911.1
7) None from earnings14820.8
Missing19 
TOTAL713100.0
226) 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
TOTAL7033696.63910160
227) 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
TOTAL5473043.59614219
228) 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
TOTAL6501783.42812310
229) 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) $019928.3
2) $1-$5012017.0
3) $51-$1009513.5
4) $101-$50013318.9
5) $501-$1,000527.4
6) $1,001-$2,000375.3
7) $2,001 or more689.7
Missing28 
TOTAL704100.0
230) During the last year, approximately how much money did you and your family contribute to non-religious charities, community organizations, or social causes? (FAMNONRL)
TOTAL%
1) $0152.1
2) $1-$509913.9
3) $51-$10011516.2
4) $101-$50023833.5
5) $501-$1,00010715.0
6) $1,001-$2,000618.6
7) $2,001 or more7610.7
Missing21 
TOTAL711100.0
231) Region (REGION)
TOTAL%
1) Northeast11515.8
2) Midwest24433.4
3) South25935.5
4) West11215.3
Missing2 
TOTAL730100.0
232) Total number of members 1996 (TOTMEM96)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL731776.357791
233) I-GENDER: What is your sex? (for use with online analysis) (I-GENDER)
TOTAL%
1) Female37150.8
2) Male35949.2
Missing2 
TOTAL730100.0
234) I-MARITAL: What is your present marital status? (for use with online analysis) (I-MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Married62085.6
2) Not married10414.4
Missing8 
TOTAL724100.0
235) I-REGION: Region (for use with online analysis) (I-REGION)
TOTAL%
1) Northeast11515.8
2) Midwest24433.4
3) South25935.5
4) West11215.3
Missing2 
TOTAL730100.0
236) 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) Democrat18725.9
2) Independent11816.3
3) Republican40756.3
4) Other111.5
Missing9 
TOTAL723100.0
237) 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) <20K334.7
1) 20K-49,99920929.8
2) 50K-99,99929241.6
3) 100K+16823.9
Missing30 
TOTAL702100.0
238) I-AGE: What is your present age? (recoded for use with online analysis) (I-AGE)
TOTAL%
0) <40719.8
1) 40-4915621.6
2) 50-6425435.2
3) 65+24133.4
Missing10 
TOTAL722100.0
239) I-RACE1: What is your race or origin? (recoded for use with online analysis) (I-RACE1)
TOTAL%
0) White71297.7
1) Black81.1
2) Other91.2
Missing3 
TOTAL729100.0