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

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All frequencies are raw numbers (no weights used).
1) Respondent identification number (NEWCODE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL62010553.421351
2) When you think about God, how likely is this image to come to your mind? - Judge (GODJUDGE)
TOTAL%
1) Extremely likely19433.5
2) Somewhat likely22238.3
3) Not too likely10418.0
4) Not likely at all569.7
5) Don't know30.5
Missing41 
TOTAL579100.0
3) When you think about God, how likely is this image to come to your mind? - Redeemer (GODREDMR)
TOTAL%
1) Extremely likely45174.7
2) Somewhat likely12220.2
3) Not too likely162.6
4) Not likely at all132.2
5) Don't know20.3
Missing16 
TOTAL604100.0
4) When you think about God, how likely is this image to come to your mind? - Lover (GODLOVER)
TOTAL%
1) Extremely likely14726.3
2) Somewhat likely9617.2
3) Not too likely9617.2
4) Not likely at all20436.5
5) Don't know162.9
Missing61 
TOTAL559100.0
5) When you think about God, how likely is this image to come to your mind? - Master (GODMASTR)
TOTAL%
1) Extremely likely34459.1
2) Somewhat likely14625.1
3) Not too likely569.6
4) Not likely at all325.5
5) Don't know40.7
Missing38 
TOTAL582100.0
6) When you think about God, how likely is this image to come to your mind? - Mother (GODMOM)
TOTAL%
1) Extremely likely213.8
2) Somewhat likely498.9
3) Not too likely13624.7
4) Not likely at all33060.0
5) Don't know142.5
Missing70 
TOTAL550100.0
7) When you think about God, how likely is this image to come to your mind? - Creator (GODCREAT)
TOTAL%
1) Extremely likely54390.0
2) Somewhat likely518.5
3) Not too likely40.7
4) Not likely at all40.7
5) Don't know10.2
Missing17 
TOTAL603100.0
8) When you think about God, how likely is this image to come to your mind? - Father (GODDAD)
TOTAL%
1) Extremely likely44073.2
2) Somewhat likely11919.8
3) Not too likely233.8
4) Not likely at all142.3
5) Don't know50.8
Missing19 
TOTAL601100.0
9) When you think about God, how likely is this image to come to your mind? - Spouse (GODSPSE)
TOTAL%
1) Extremely likely91.6
2) Somewhat likely274.9
3) Not too likely9417.0
4) Not likely at all40172.5
5) Don't know224.0
Missing67 
TOTAL553100.0
10) When you think about God, how likely is this image to come to your mind? - Friend (GODFRND)
TOTAL%
1) Extremely likely28249.0
2) Somewhat likely19333.5
3) Not too likely569.7
4) Not likely at all386.6
5) Don't know71.2
Missing44 
TOTAL576100.0
11) When you think about God, how likely is this image to come to your mind? - King (GODKING)
TOTAL%
1) Extremely likely29151.2
2) Somewhat likely12522.0
3) Not too likely8515.0
4) Not likely at all5910.4
5) Don't know81.4
Missing52 
TOTAL568100.0
12) When you think about God, how likely is this image to come to your mind? - Liberator (GODLIBRT)
TOTAL%
1) Extremely likely17230.6
2) Somewhat likely16829.9
3) Not too likely13524.0
4) Not likely at all7112.6
5) Don't know162.8
Missing58 
TOTAL562100.0
13) When you think about God, how likely is this image to come to your mind? - Healer (GODHEALR)
TOTAL%
1) Extremely likely39866.6
2) Somewhat likely16427.4
3) Not too likely254.2
4) Not likely at all71.2
5) Don't know40.7
Missing22 
TOTAL598100.0
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 week56992.2
2) Once or twice a month376.0
3) Less than once a month71.1
6) Don't recall40.6
Missing3 
TOTAL617100.0
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 week27344.5
2) Once or twice a month15925.9
3) Less than once a month9014.7
4) Only on special occasions7612.4
5) Never101.6
6) Don't recall61.0
Missing6 
TOTAL614100.0
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 week53486.8
2) Once or twice a month355.7
3) Less than once a month193.1
4) Only on special occasions142.3
5) Never71.1
6) Don't recall61.0
Missing5 
TOTAL615100.0
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 week42769.8
2) Once or twice a month528.5
3) Less than once a month487.8
4) Only on special occasions457.4
5) Never193.1
6) Don't recall213.4
Missing8 
TOTAL612100.0
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"60998.7
3) Wording modified to be gender-neutral, e.g., "Our Creator in heaven"10.2
4) Other wording50.8
5) Don't recall10.2
6) Not applicable (we never pray the Lord's Prayer)10.2
Missing3 
TOTAL617100.0
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 checked61699.4
1) Checked40.6
TOTAL620100.0
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 checked61799.5
1) Checked30.5
TOTAL620100.0
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 checked61599.2
1) Checked50.8
TOTAL620100.0
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 checked61298.7
1) Checked81.3
TOTAL620100.0
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 checked528.4
1) Checked56891.6
TOTAL620100.0
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 checked59195.3
1) Checked294.7
TOTAL620100.0
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, definitely7111.9
2) Yes, probably14223.7
3) Not sure7612.7
4) No, probably not19732.9
5) No, definitely not11218.7
Missing22 
TOTAL598100.0
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, definitely142.4
2) Yes, probably396.6
3) Not sure8113.8
4) No, probably not24842.2
5) No, definitely not20635.0
Missing32 
TOTAL588100.0
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, definitely16027.0
2) Yes, probably27446.3
3) Not sure589.8
4) No, probably not6310.6
5) No, definitely not376.3
Missing28 
TOTAL592100.0
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, definitely10217.3
2) Yes, probably22237.6
3) Not sure11619.6
4) No, probably not11219.0
5) No, definitely not396.6
Missing29 
TOTAL591100.0
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, definitely172.9
2) Yes, probably518.6
3) Not sure6310.6
4) No, probably not25042.1
5) No, definitely not21335.9
Missing26 
TOTAL594100.0
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, definitely17128.7
2) Yes, probably15726.3
3) Not sure8113.6
4) No, probably not10818.1
5) No, definitely not7913.3
Missing24 
TOTAL596100.0
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, always81.3
2) Yes, almost always91.5
3) Yes, often366.1
4) Yes, occasionally9015.2
5) Yes, rarely8314.0
6) No, never36761.9
Missing27 
TOTAL593100.0
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) No34557.2
2) Yes61.0
3) Don't know25241.8
Missing17 
TOTAL603100.0
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) No28447.7
2) Yes386.4
3) Don't know27345.9
Missing25 
TOTAL595100.0
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"])58995.6
2) Other language always used (for example, "in the name of the Creator, and of the Redeemer, and of the Sustainer")30.5
3) It varies--customary language used sometimes and other language used sometimes142.3
4) Don't know101.6
Missing4 
TOTAL616100.0
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 important11418.6
2) Important11118.1
3) Not very important16627.0
4) Not at all important21234.5
5) Don't know111.8
Missing6 
TOTAL614100.0
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 important538.7
2) Important12320.1
3) Not very important19131.2
4) Not at all important6710.9
5) Don't know17829.1
Missing8 
TOTAL612100.0
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"57092.5
2) Wording modified to be gender-inclusive: "Our Father and Mother in heaven"10.2
3) Wording modified to be gender-neutral: "Our Creator in heaven"345.5
4) Other wording20.3
5) No preference81.3
6) Don't know10.2
Missing4 
TOTAL616100.0
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]"54188.1
2) Gender-neutral language that refers to the Persons of the Trinity by their function, for example, "Creator, Redeemer, and Sustainer"376.0
3) Gender-neutral language that refers to the Trinity as a whole, for example, "Triune God"101.6
5) No preference213.4
6) Don't know50.8
Missing6 
TOTAL614100.0
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 included7812.7
2) Neither more included nor less included39163.6
3) Less included132.1
4) Don't know50.8
5) Never thought about it12820.8
Missing5 
TOTAL615100.0
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 included142.3
2) Neither more included nor less included17027.9
3) Less included18029.5
4) Don't know538.7
5) Never thought about it19331.6
Missing10 
TOTAL610100.0
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 included376.1
2) Neither more included nor less included25842.3
3) Less included9515.6
4) Don't know437.0
5) Never thought about it17729.0
Missing10 
TOTAL610100.0
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 text48979.8
2) Modify the language to be more gender-neutral (e.g., "King" could become "Ruler"), as long as the general meaning does not change7211.7
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")132.1
4) No preference335.4
5) Don't know61.0
Missing7 
TOTAL613100.0
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 text49880.8
2) Modify the language to be more gender-neutral (e.g., the pronoun "He" could be replaced by the noun it prefers to, "God")7812.7
3) No preference365.8
4) Don't know40.6
Missing4 
TOTAL616100.0
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")46375.3
2) Find a more gender-neutral word to convey the meaning (e.g., "humankind")10416.9
3) Find a more gender-inclusive phrase to convey the meaning (e.g., "mankind and womankind")30.5
4) No preference426.8
5) Don't know30.5
Missing5 
TOTAL615100.0
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 humankind46675.8
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 humankind9815.9
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 humankind284.6
4) Don't know233.7
Missing5 
TOTAL615100.0
46) In your own private and personal prayers, how often do you address God as: Father? (PRYRDAD)
TOTAL%
1) Always39264.6
2) Often14624.1
3) Occasionally284.6
4) Rarely183.0
5) Never213.5
6) Not applicable - I never pray privately20.3
Missing13 
TOTAL607100.0
47) In your own private and personal prayers, how often do you address God as: Mother? (PRYRMOM)
TOTAL%
1) Always10.2
2) Often30.7
3) Occasionally112.6
4) Rarely255.9
5) Never38390.1
6) Not applicable - I never pray privately20.5
Missing195 
TOTAL425100.0
48) In your own private and personal prayers, how often do you address God as: Creator? (PRYRCRTR)
TOTAL%
1) Always388.3
2) Often11124.3
3) Occasionally13329.2
4) Rarely7115.6
5) Never10122.1
6) Not applicable - I never pray privately20.4
Missing164 
TOTAL456100.0
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) Always518.4
2) Often437.1
3) Occasionally6210.2
4) Rarely8313.6
5) Never30349.8
6) Not applicable - I never pray privately6711.0
Missing11 
TOTAL609100.0
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) Private467.6
2) Public487.9
3) No difference33755.3
4) Don't know325.3
5) Not applicable14624.0
Missing11 
TOTAL609100.0
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) Agree37865.4
2) Not sure10718.5
3) Disagree9316.1
Missing42 
TOTAL578100.0
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) Agree10217.2
2) Not sure11719.7
3) Disagree37463.1
Missing27 
TOTAL593100.0
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) Agree21936.5
2) Not sure10517.5
3) Disagree27646.0
Missing20 
TOTAL600100.0
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) Agree23138.6
2) Not sure12120.2
3) Disagree24641.1
Missing22 
TOTAL598100.0
55) Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? - As a child I pictured God to be of male gender. (AGGODMLE)
TOTAL%
1) Agree57493.9
2) Not sure243.9
3) Disagree132.1
Missing9 
TOTAL611100.0
56) Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? - God is best understood in masculine terms. (AGMASC)
TOTAL%
1) Agree31452.3
2) Not sure15525.8
3) Disagree13121.8
Missing20 
TOTAL600100.0
57) Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? - The Bible contains many female images of God. (AGFEMALE)
TOTAL%
1) Agree7412.4
2) Not sure24641.3
3) Disagree27546.2
Missing25 
TOTAL595100.0
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) Agree38363.9
2) Not sure11318.9
3) Disagree10317.2
Missing21 
TOTAL599100.0
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) Agree14123.5
2) Not sure528.7
3) Disagree40667.8
Missing21 
TOTAL599100.0
60) Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? - Using male terms to refer to God seems natural to me. (AGMALE)
TOTAL%
1) Agree54890.3
2) Not sure376.1
3) Disagree223.6
Missing13 
TOTAL607100.0
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) Agree23640.1
2) Not sure22638.4
3) Disagree12621.4
Missing32 
TOTAL588100.0
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) Agree26243.7
2) Not sure18530.9
3) Disagree15225.4
Missing21 
TOTAL599100.0
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) Agree6210.2
2) Not sure6510.7
3) Disagree47979.0
Missing14 
TOTAL606100.0
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) Agree6010.2
2) Not sure528.8
3) Disagree47881.0
Missing30 
TOTAL590100.0
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) Agree49481.5
2) Not sure589.6
3) Disagree548.9
Missing14 
TOTAL606100.0
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 important386.2
2) Important10417.0
3) Not very important19732.1
4) Not at all important24840.5
5) Don't know264.2
Missing7 
TOTAL613100.0
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) Brothers142.4
2) Brothers and sisters46377.8
3) No preference11819.8
Missing25 
TOTAL595100.0
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 God111.8
2) Men and women of God14223.9
3) People of God40167.4
4) No preference416.9
Missing25 
TOTAL595100.0
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 fathers7713.3
2) Church founders33357.7
3) No preference16728.9
Missing43 
TOTAL577100.0
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 sons20.3
2) God's sons and daughters589.9
3) God's children48382.4
4) No preference437.3
Missing34 
TOTAL586100.0
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, definitely7612.7
2) Yes, probably10617.7
3) Not sure9816.4
4) No, probably not19131.9
5) No, definitely not12721.2
Missing22 
TOTAL598100.0
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, definitely7212.4
2) Yes, probably14424.7
3) Not sure8915.3
4) No, probably not16828.9
5) No, definitely not10918.7
Missing38 
TOTAL582100.0
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 familiar45975.5
2) Have heard of it, but don't know any of the details9115.0
3) Only a little familiar396.4
4) Generally familiar172.8
5) Very familiar20.3
Missing12 
TOTAL608100.0
74) How many ordained pastors serve on the staff of the church you serve or attend? (ORDNDPST)
TOTAL%
0) 20.4
1) 25648.6
2) 15429.2
3) 6211.8
4) 285.3
5) 112.1
6) 91.7
7) 10.2
8) 10.2
9) 10.2
10) 10.2
11) 10.2
Missing93 
TOTAL527100.0
75) Of this number (the number supplied by respondent in ORDNDPST), how many are male? (PASTMEN)
TOTAL%
0) 295.1
1) 32957.9
2) 12922.7
3) 488.5
4) 173.0
5) 101.8
6) 20.4
7) 20.4
10) 10.2
11) 10.2
Missing52 
TOTAL568100.0
76) Of this number (the number supplied by respondent in ORDNDPST), how many are female? (PASTWMN)
TOTAL%
0) 32760.7
1) 18734.7
2) 132.4
3) 91.7
4) 20.4
5) 10.2
Missing81 
TOTAL539100.0
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) Often31.8
3) Occasionally105.9
4) Rarely1810.6
5) Never13881.2
Missing450 
TOTAL170100.0
78) Old code (OLDCODE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL6201101.305629
79) How many years have you been a member of your current congregation? (YEARSMEM)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL61020.61617
80) How far do you live from your congregation? (FARLIVE)
TOTAL%
0) Less than one mile40.7
1) 14824.9
2) 10918.3
3) 7412.4
4) 518.6
5) 6010.1
6) 254.2
7) 233.9
8) 162.7
9) 61.0
10) 305.0
11) 30.5
12) 71.2
13) 50.8
14) 40.7
15) 122.0
16) 10.2
17) 30.5
18) 20.3
20) 10.2
22) 10.2
25) 30.5
26) 10.2
27) 10.2
30) 30.5
99) 99 Miles or more20.3
Missing25 
TOTAL595100.0
81) How often do you attend your congregation's Sunday worship services? (ATTNDSUN)
TOTAL%
1) Never71.1
2) Less than once a year50.8
3) Once or twice a year91.5
4) Several times a year335.4
5) Once a month284.6
6) Two to three times a month9215.0
7) Nearly every week29147.5
8) Every week14824.1
Missing7 
TOTAL613100.0
82) What is the approximate membership of the congregation(s) you attend? (MEMMEM)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL5452214.5233479
83) Have you ever been ordained an elder in the Presbyterian Church? (ORDELDER)
TOTAL%
1) No38062.3
2) Yes23037.7
Missing10 
TOTAL610100.0
84) (ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ANSWERED 1="YES" TO ORDELDER) Are you now serving on session? (SRVELDER)
TOTAL%
1) No25394.1
2) Yes165.9
Missing351 
TOTAL269100.0
85) Have you ever been ordained a deacon in the Presbyterian Church? (ORDDECON)
TOTAL%
1) No38363.2
2) Yes22336.8
Missing14 
TOTAL606100.0
86) (ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ANSWERED 1="YES" TO ORDDECON) Are you currently serving on the board of deacons? (SRVDECON)
TOTAL%
1) No20080.0
2) Yes5020.0
Missing370 
TOTAL250100.0
87) Do you hold the following position in church? - Chair of congregational committee or task force (POSCHAIR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked55289.0
1) Checked6811.0
TOTAL620100.0
88) Do you hold the following position in church? - Member of congregational committee or task force (POSFORCE)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked41466.8
1) Checked20633.2
TOTAL620100.0
89) Do you hold the following position in church? - Member of presbytery, synod, or General Assembly committee or task force (POSPRSBY)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked59495.8
1) Checked264.2
TOTAL620100.0
90) Do you hold the following position in church? - Officer of men's, women's, or youth group (POSOFFCR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked49780.2
1) Checked12319.8
TOTAL620100.0
91) Do you hold the following position in church? - Organist or choir director (POSORGST)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked60597.6
1) Checked152.4
TOTAL620100.0
92) Do you hold the following position in church? - Member of choir (POSCHOIR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked50982.1
1) Checked11117.9
TOTAL620100.0
93) Do you hold the following position in church? - Other (POSOTHER)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked54087.1
1) Checked8012.9
TOTAL620100.0
94) Do you hold the following position in church? - Sunday school teacher (POSTCHR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked57492.6
1) Checked467.4
TOTAL620100.0
95) 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 checked50281.0
1) Checked11819.0
TOTAL620100.0
96) 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 checked52484.7
1) Checked9515.3
Missing1 
TOTAL619100.0
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? - I was ill. (NOTILL)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked34155.1
1) Checked27844.9
Missing1 
TOTAL619100.0
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 had family responsibilities (e.g., caring for an ill or disabled child or parent). (NOTFAMLY)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked46074.2
1) Checked16025.8
TOTAL620100.0
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 away on vacation. (NOTVACAT)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked14022.6
1) Checked48077.4
TOTAL620100.0
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 needed the time to catch up on other responsibilities. (NOTTIME)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked50381.1
1) Checked11718.9
TOTAL620100.0
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 just didn't feel like going. (NOTFEEL)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked48077.4
1) Checked14022.6
TOTAL620100.0
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? - The weather was bad. (NOTWETHR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked52684.8
1) Checked9415.2
TOTAL620100.0
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 overslept (NOTSLEEP)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked58995.0
1) Checked315.0
TOTAL620100.0
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? - I had guests from out-of-town. (NOTGUEST)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked45072.6
1) Checked17027.4
TOTAL620100.0
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 decided to do something else that day. (NOTELSE)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked49479.7
1) Checked12620.3
TOTAL620100.0
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? - Other (NOTOTHER)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked60397.3
1) Checked172.7
TOTAL620100.0
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? - Negative view of something (NOTNEGVW)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked60898.1
1) Checked121.9
TOTAL620100.0
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? - Ministerial change (NOTMINCH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked61999.8
1) Checked10.2
TOTAL620100.0
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? - Family marital change (NOTMRTCH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked61699.4
1) Checked40.6
TOTAL620100.0
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 checked60397.3
1) Checked172.7
TOTAL620100.0
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 checked61499.0
1) Checked61.0
TOTAL620100.0
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 hours13221.7
2) One to two hours11418.8
3) Three to five hours15425.3
4) Six to ten hours11218.4
5) Eleven to twenty hours7312.0
6) More than twenty hours233.8
Missing12 
TOTAL608100.0
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 hours19632.8
2) One to two hours13121.9
3) Three to five hours13422.4
4) Six to ten hours8814.7
5) Eleven to twenty hours305.0
6) More than twenty hours193.2
Missing22 
TOTAL598100.0
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 hours30952.0
2) One to two hours14023.6
3) Three to five hours8213.8
4) Six to ten hours396.6
5) Eleven to twenty hours71.2
6) More than twenty hours172.9
Missing26 
TOTAL594100.0
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 hours23940.5
2) One to two hours13122.2
3) Three to five hours9516.1
4) Six to ten hours6210.5
5) Eleven to twenty hours325.4
6) More than twenty hours315.3
Missing30 
TOTAL590100.0
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 more13021.1
2) About the same participation31451.0
3) Participate less16026.0
4) Not Applicable121.9
Missing4 
TOTAL616100.0
117) How likely is it that you will be a part of your current congregation five years from now? (ACT5YRS)
TOTAL%
1) Very likely40265.2
2) Likely10817.5
3) Not sure6911.2
4) Not at all likely162.6
5) Not very likely223.6
Missing3 
TOTAL617100.0
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 important2253.7
2) Important614.6
3) Not very important614.6
4) Not at all important717.1
Missing579 
TOTAL41100.0
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 important721.2
2) Important39.1
3) Not very important1030.3
4) Not at all important1339.4
Missing587 
TOTAL33100.0
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 important514.7
2) Important514.7
3) Not very important617.6
4) Not at all important1852.9
Missing586 
TOTAL34100.0
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'm marrying and will switch to my spouse's church. (LVSPOUSE)
TOTAL%
1) Very important27.7
2) Important13.8
3) Not very important13.8
4) Not at all important2284.6
Missing594 
TOTAL26100.0
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: I don't like the programs that it currently offers. (LVPRGRMS)
TOTAL%
1) Very important310.3
2) Important620.7
3) Not very important26.9
4) Not at all important1862.1
Missing591 
TOTAL29100.0
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: the worship services often do not satisfy spiritual needs. (LVSPIRIT)
TOTAL%
1) Very important1030.3
2) Important412.1
3) Not very important26.1
4) Not at all important1751.5
Missing587 
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 don't appreciate the pastor(s). (LVPASTOR)
TOTAL%
1) Very important621.4
2) Important13.6
3) Not very important621.4
4) Not at all important1553.6
Missing592 
TOTAL28100.0
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: I've been drifting away from church and I think that will continue. (LVDRIFT)
TOTAL%
1) Very important310.3
2) Important517.2
3) Not very important26.9
4) Not at all important1965.5
Missing591 
TOTAL29100.0
126) (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 concerns426.7
2) Denomination640.0
3) All else533.3
Missing605 
TOTAL15100.0
127) During your life, have you ever been a member of a congregation affiliated with a denomination other than Presbyterian? (DENOMOTH)
TOTAL%
1) No25240.7
2) Yes36759.3
Missing1 
TOTAL619100.0
128) (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
TOTAL41530.46521
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: Baptist (DENBAPT)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked52685.7
1) Checked8814.3
Missing6 
TOTAL614100.0
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: Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) (DENDISC)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked59596.1
1) Checked243.9
Missing1 
TOTAL619100.0
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: Episcopalian (DENEPIS)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked60096.9
1) Checked193.1
Missing1 
TOTAL619100.0
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: Friends (Quaker) (DENFRNDS)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked61599.2
1) Checked50.8
TOTAL620100.0
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: Lutheran (DENLUTH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked57592.7
1) Checked457.3
TOTAL620100.0
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: Methodist (DENMETH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked48678.5
1) Checked13321.5
Missing1 
TOTAL619100.0
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: Reformed (DENRFRMD)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked60797.9
1) Checked132.1
TOTAL620100.0
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: Roman Catholic (DENROMAN)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked59195.3
1) Checked294.7
TOTAL620100.0
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: United Church of Christ (DENUCC)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked59195.3
1) Checked294.7
TOTAL620100.0
138) (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 checked55789.8
1) Checked6310.2
TOTAL620100.0
139) When you were a teenager, how often did your father attend religious services? (DADREL)
TOTAL%
1) Never9415.7
2) Less than once a year223.7
3) Once or twice a year6811.3
4) Several times a year457.5
5) About once a month284.7
6) Two to three times a month366.0
7) Nearly every week12821.3
8) Every week15525.8
9) Don't know/not applicable244.0
Missing20 
TOTAL600100.0
140) When you were a teenager, how often did your mother attend religious services? (MOMREL)
TOTAL%
1) Never427.0
2) Less than once a year111.8
3) Once or twice a year355.8
4) Several times a year457.5
5) About once a month315.2
6) Two to three times a month549.0
7) Nearly every week18430.7
8) Every week18831.3
9) Don't know/not applicable101.7
Missing20 
TOTAL600100.0
141) 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) Baptist599.8
2) Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)203.3
3) Episcopalian132.1
4) Friends (Quaker)50.8
5) Lutheran315.1
6) Methodist10216.9
7) Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), PCUS, UPCUSA, or UPCNA26644.0
8) Reformed71.2
9) Roman Catholic264.3
10) UCC (United Church of Christ/Congregational)132.1
11) None111.8
12) Other508.3
99) More than one selected20.3
Missing15 
TOTAL605100.0
142) Were you raised in the congregation you currently belong to? (CONGRAIS)
TOTAL%
1) No53486.4
2) Yes8413.6
Missing2 
TOTAL618100.0
143) Which of the following terms best describes your current stand on theological issues? (THELVIEW)
TOTAL%
1) Very conservative518.4
2) Conservative20032.8
3) Moderate28246.2
4) Liberal6410.5
5) Very liberal132.1
Missing10 
TOTAL610100.0
144) Have you ever tried to encourage someone to believe in Jesus Christ or to accept Him as a personal savior? (SAVIOR)
TOTAL%
1) No22436.4
2) Yes39263.6
Missing4 
TOTAL616100.0
145) 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) No33355.0
2) Yes27345.0
Missing14 
TOTAL606100.0
146) 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 teachings15124.7
3) It is the Word of God and its stories and teaching provide a powerful motivation as we work toward God's reign in the world25942.3
4) It is the inspired, authoritative Word of God that is without error in all that it says about faith and morals12921.1
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 matters6110.0
9) More than one selected101.6
Missing8 
TOTAL612100.0
147) Do you think there is a heaven, where people who have led good lives are eternally rewarded? (HEAVEN)
TOTAL%
1) No396.5
2) Yes47378.4
3) Not sure9115.1
Missing17 
TOTAL603100.0
148) 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) No10717.5
2) Yes31651.8
3) Not sure18730.7
Missing10 
TOTAL610100.0
149) 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) Essential17027.7
2) Very important22336.4
3) Somewhat important19531.8
4) Not at all important254.1
Missing7 
TOTAL613100.0
150) 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) Essential27645.1
2) Very important23037.6
3) Somewhat important9916.2
4) Not at all important71.1
Missing8 
TOTAL612100.0
151) 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) Essential9115.1
2) Very important23639.2
3) Somewhat important23338.7
4) Not at all important427.0
Missing18 
TOTAL602100.0
152) 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) Essential17127.9
2) Very important35958.7
3) Somewhat important8213.4
Missing8 
TOTAL612100.0
153) When you think about the qualities of a good Christian life, how important is the following to you? - Attending church regularly (LIFECHRC)
TOTAL%
1) Essential18630.7
2) Very important27645.5
3) Somewhat important13021.5
4) Not at all important142.3
Missing14 
TOTAL606100.0
154) 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) Essential11318.8
2) Very important25442.3
3) Somewhat important20233.6
4) Not at all important325.3
Missing19 
TOTAL601100.0
155) 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) Essential43170.1
2) Very important16627.0
3) Somewhat important182.9
Missing5 
TOTAL615100.0
156) 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) Essential9816.2
2) Very important26443.6
3) Somewhat important20533.9
4) Not at all important386.3
Missing15 
TOTAL605100.0
157) 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) Essential13121.3
2) Very important28546.4
3) Somewhat important17328.2
4) Not at all important254.1
Missing6 
TOTAL614100.0
158) 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) Essential25441.3
2) Very important31651.4
3) Somewhat important457.3
Missing5 
TOTAL615100.0
159) 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) Essential10918.0
2) Very important28146.3
3) Somewhat important18831.0
4) Not at all important294.8
Missing13 
TOTAL607100.0
160) 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) Essential14123.2
2) Very important24640.5
3) Somewhat important18430.3
4) Not at all important365.9
Missing13 
TOTAL607100.0
161) 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) Essential9615.9
2) Very important22236.8
3) Somewhat important18530.7
4) Not at all important10016.6
Missing17 
TOTAL603100.0
162) 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 agree528.6
2) Agree15826.2
3) Not sure7812.9
4) Disagree23939.6
5) Strongly disagree7712.7
Missing16 
TOTAL604100.0
163) 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 agree447.2
2) Agree16727.4
3) Not sure9916.3
4) Disagree17829.2
5) Strongly disagree12119.9
Missing11 
TOTAL609100.0
164) Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with the following statement: There is a life beyond death. (AGDEATH)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree36960.5
2) Agree15825.9
3) Not sure7512.3
4) Disagree50.8
5) Strongly disagree30.5
Missing10 
TOTAL610100.0
165) 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 agree27545.3
2) Agree16827.7
3) Not sure9115.0
4) Disagree599.7
5) Strongly disagree142.3
Missing13 
TOTAL607100.0
166) 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 agree17829.2
2) Agree10517.2
3) Not sure15425.2
4) Disagree12420.3
5) Strongly disagree498.0
Missing10 
TOTAL610100.0
167) 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 agree284.7
2) Agree9716.2
3) Not sure6210.3
4) Disagree19933.2
5) Strongly disagree21435.7
Missing20 
TOTAL600100.0
168) 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 agree213.4
2) Agree9014.8
3) Not sure10316.9
4) Disagree30149.4
5) Strongly disagree9415.4
Missing11 
TOTAL609100.0
169) 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 agree17228.1
2) Agree34456.1
3) Not sure457.3
4) Disagree498.0
5) Strongly disagree30.5
Missing7 
TOTAL613100.0
170) 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 agree172.8
2) Agree10216.8
3) Not sure16126.6
4) Disagree18230.0
5) Strongly disagree14423.8
Missing14 
TOTAL606100.0
171) 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 agree589.6
2) Agree14524.1
3) Not sure9916.4
4) Disagree16126.7
5) Strongly disagree13923.1
Missing18 
TOTAL602100.0
172) Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with the following statement: The Devil (Satan) really exists. (AGDEVIL)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree18930.8
2) Agree19531.8
3) Not sure15124.6
4) Disagree437.0
5) Strongly disagree355.7
Missing7 
TOTAL613100.0
173) Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with the following statement: Jesus was born of a virgin. (AGBORN)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree28245.9
2) Agree21334.7
3) Not sure9715.8
4) Disagree111.8
5) Strongly disagree111.8
Missing6 
TOTAL614100.0
174) 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 agree27745.0
2) Agree19431.5
3) Not sure12820.8
4) Disagree111.8
5) Strongly disagree61.0
Missing4 
TOTAL616100.0
175) Do you consider yourself a "born-again" Christian? (BORNAGN)
TOTAL%
1) No34356.0
2) Yes19732.1
3) Not sure7311.9
Missing7 
TOTAL613100.0
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: drinks alcohol in moderation. (ACTALCL)
TOTAL%
1) Admire91.5
2) Think is all right45073.4
3) Mildly disapprove11017.9
4) Highly disapprove447.2
Missing7 
TOTAL613100.0
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 very ambitious. (ACTAMBT)
TOTAL%
1) Admire15425.5
2) Think is all right39265.0
3) Mildly disapprove559.1
4) Highly disapprove20.3
Missing17 
TOTAL603100.0
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: is satisfied with her/his lot in life. (ACTSAT)
TOTAL%
1) Admire18029.7
2) Think is all right36460.0
3) Mildly disapprove569.2
4) Highly disapprove71.2
Missing13 
TOTAL607100.0
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: lives together in a heterosexual relationship outside of marriage. (ACTTOGT)
TOTAL%
1) Admire40.6
2) Think is all right9415.2
3) Mildly disapprove24840.1
4) Highly disapprove27244.0
Missing2 
TOTAL618100.0
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: thinks s/he is better than others. (ACTBETR)
TOTAL%
1) Admire10.2
2) Think is all right91.5
3) Mildly disapprove16426.9
4) Highly disapprove43671.5
Missing10 
TOTAL610100.0
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. (ACTGAY)
TOTAL%
1) Admire20.3
2) Think is all right10116.4
3) Mildly disapprove16927.5
4) Highly disapprove34355.8
Missing5 
TOTAL615100.0
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: is openly, actively gay or lesbian as part of a committed couple. (ACTCPLE)
TOTAL%
1) Admire71.1
2) Think is all right12420.4
3) Mildly disapprove13822.7
4) Highly disapprove34055.8
Missing11 
TOTAL609100.0
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: lives her/his faith quietly. (ACTQUET)
TOTAL%
1) Admire22035.8
2) Think is all right35057.0
3) Mildly disapprove386.2
4) Highly disapprove61.0
Missing6 
TOTAL614100.0
184) 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 right40.6
3) Mildly disapprove12720.6
4) Highly disapprove48478.6
Missing4 
TOTAL616100.0
185) 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 approval28947.0
2) Probably favor approval12320.0
3) Not sure579.3
4) Probably do not favor approval9014.6
5) Definitely do not favor approval569.1
Missing5 
TOTAL615100.0
186) What is your sex? (GENDER)
TOTAL%
1) Female38762.5
2) Male23237.5
Missing1 
TOTAL619100.0
187) What is your present age? (AGE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL61256.6916
188) 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 farm589.5
2) On a farm315.1
3) In a small city or town (under 50,000)20633.8
4) In a medium-size city (50,000-250,000)8413.8
5) In a suburb near a medium-size city477.7
6) In a large city (over 250,000)6610.8
7) In a suburb near a large city11719.2
Missing11 
TOTAL609100.0
189) What is your employment status? (YOUREMP1)
TOTAL%
1) Employed full-time20034.2
2) Employed part-time589.9
3) Self-employed478.0
4) Unemployed61.0
5) Retired20334.8
6) Full-time homemaker569.6
7) Student122.1
8) Other (specify)20.3
Missing36 
TOTAL584100.0
190) What is your employment status? (YOUREMP2)
TOTAL%
1) Employed full-time129.6
2) Employed part-time64.8
3) Self-employed129.6
4) Unemployed10.8
5) Retired3628.8
6) Full-time homemaker3528.0
7) Student1612.8
8) Other (specify)75.6
Missing495 
TOTAL125100.0
191) 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
TOTAL34138.28717
192) What is your present marital status? (MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Married48680.6
2) Not married11719.4
Missing17 
TOTAL603100.0
193) (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 married4232.6
2) Yes, am now widowed6449.6
3) Yes, am now divorced2317.8
Missing491 
TOTAL129100.0
194) 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%
10) 10.2
16) 50.9
17) 81.4
18) 234.1
19) 447.9
20) 549.7
21) 8114.5
22) 6812.2
23) 5710.2
24) 468.2
25) 458.1
26) 254.5
27) 295.2
28) 193.4
29) 183.2
30) 71.3
31) 71.3
32) 61.1
35) 61.1
36) 30.5
37) 10.2
38) 10.2
39) 10.2
42) 30.5
49) 10.2
Missing61 
TOTAL559100.0
195) (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) No40386.1
2) Yes, was widowed163.4
3) Yes, was divorced4810.3
4) Both widowed and divorced10.2
Missing152 
TOTAL468100.0
196) (ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ARE MARRIED) Overall, how often does your husband or wife attend Sunday worship services? (SPSSUN)
TOTAL%
1) Never204.1
2) Less than once a year51.0
3) Once or twice a year336.8
4) Several times a year326.6
5) About once a month306.2
6) Two to three times a month6513.5
7) Nearly every week18738.8
8) Every week11022.8
Missing138 
TOTAL482100.0
197) (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) No6613.7
2) Yes41786.3
Missing137 
TOTAL483100.0
198) (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 do3647.4
2) Generally attends another congregation810.5
3) Sometimes attends my congregation, sometimes another33.9
4) Usually does not attend2938.2
Missing544 
TOTAL76100.0
199) (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) Baptist5711.9
2) Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)142.9
3) Episcopalian122.5
4) Friends10.2
5) Lutheran387.9
6) Methodist7816.3
7) Presbyterian16233.8
8) Reformed30.6
9) Roman Catholic428.8
10) United Church of Christ183.8
11) None173.5
12) Other377.7
Missing141 
TOTAL479100.0
200) (ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ARE MARRIED) Please indicate your husband or wife's current religious affiliation. (SPSCURNT)
TOTAL%
1) Baptist51.2
2) Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)10.2
3) Episcopalian10.2
6) Methodist51.2
7) Presbyterian37690.2
9) Roman Catholic61.4
11) None215.0
12) Other20.5
Missing203 
TOTAL417100.0
201) (ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ARE MARRIED) Please indicate your spouse's employment status. (SPSEMP1)
TOTAL%
1) Employed full-time17237.6
2) Employed part-time388.3
3) Self-employed4810.5
4) Unemployed20.4
5) Retired14030.6
6) Full-time homemaker5311.6
7) Student10.2
8) Other40.9
Missing162 
TOTAL458100.0
202) (ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ARE MARRIED) Please indicate your spouse's employment status. (SPSEMP2)
TOTAL%
1) Employed full-time1317.1
2) Employed part-time33.9
3) Self-employed1114.5
4) Unemployed11.3
5) Retired2026.3
6) Full-time homemaker1823.7
7) Student45.3
8) Other67.9
Missing544 
TOTAL76100.0
203) (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) None82.8
1) 10.4
3) 10.4
4) 10.4
8) 20.7
9) 10.4
10) 72.5
12) 31.1
15) 72.5
16) 51.8
18) 10.4
20) 196.7
24) 31.1
25) 62.1
30) 82.8
32) 10.4
35) 41.4
36) 20.7
37) 20.7
40) 8028.3
42) 82.8
44) 20.7
45) 238.1
47) 20.7
48) 41.4
50) 3913.8
53) 20.7
55) 113.9
60) 165.7
65) 41.4
67) 10.4
68) 10.4
70) 20.7
72) 10.4
75) 10.4
80) 31.1
85) 10.4
Missing337 
TOTAL283100.0
204) How many children have you had? (KIDS)
TOTAL%
0) None9816.0
1) One7111.6
2) Two20934.1
3) Three15525.3
4) Four528.5
5) Five203.3
6) Six61.0
7) Seven20.3
Missing7 
TOTAL613100.0
205) What age were you, approximately, when your first child was born? (AGEKID)
TOTAL%
16) 10.2
17) 20.4
18) 40.8
19) 112.1
20) 254.9
21) 265.0
22) 316.0
23) 479.1
24) 397.6
25) 6212.0
26) 448.5
27) 499.5
28) 367.0
29) 285.4
30) 275.2
31) 152.9
32) 224.3
33) 122.3
34) 132.5
35) 40.8
36) 40.8
37) 51.0
38) 30.6
39) 20.4
40) 20.4
42) 10.2
Missing105 
TOTAL515100.0
206) Do you have any legally adopted children? (ADPTKIDS)
TOTAL%
1) No58795.3
2) Yes294.7
Missing4 
TOTAL616100.0
207) (ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE LEGALLY ADOPTED CHILDREN) How many legally adopted children do you have? (ADPTMANY)
TOTAL%
1) One1246.2
2) Two1246.2
3) Three27.7
Missing594 
TOTAL26100.0
208) Do you have any stepchildren (that is, did your spouse already have children at the time of your marriage)? (STEPKIDS)
TOTAL%
1) No52288.9
2) Yes6511.1
Missing33 
TOTAL587100.0
209) (ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE STEPCHILDREN) How many stepchildren do you have? (STEPMANY)
TOTAL%
1) One2640.6
2) Two1828.1
3) Three1218.8
4) Four46.3
5) Five23.1
6) Six11.6
7) Seven11.6
Missing556 
TOTAL64100.0
210) 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.9615.6
2) Two of us31250.6
3) Three of us9415.3
4) Four of us8113.1
5) Five of us274.4
6) Six of us50.8
7) Seven or more of us10.2
Missing4 
TOTAL616100.0
211) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are: aged under six years? (HOLD6)
TOTAL%
0) None9260.1
1) One4227.5
2) Two1811.8
3) Three10.7
Missing467 
TOTAL153100.0
212) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are: aged six to twelve years? (HOLD612)
TOTAL%
0) None8751.8
1) One5130.4
2) Two2514.9
3) Three53.0
Missing452 
TOTAL168100.0
213) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are: aged thirteen to seventeen years? (HOLD1317)
TOTAL%
0) None8650.3
1) One6638.6
2) Two179.9
3) Three21.2
Missing449 
TOTAL171100.0
214) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are: aged eighteen to twenty-four years? (HOLD1824)
TOTAL%
0) None9069.2
1) One3023.1
2) Two96.9
3) Three10.8
Missing490 
TOTAL130100.0
215) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are: aged twenty-five and over? (HOLD25PL)
TOTAL%
0) None101.8
1) One8715.4
2) Two44478.4
3) Three234.1
4) Four20.4
Missing54 
TOTAL566100.0
216) 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 alone8213.8
2) A single parent, living with one or more children142.4
3) A married couple, no children in household28347.7
4) A married couple, living with one or more children19232.4
5) An unmarried couple, no children in household10.2
7) Another family arrangement (2 or more related adults), living with no children91.5
8) Another family arrangement (2 or more related adults), living with one or more children50.8
9) Roommates40.7
11) Some other arrangement30.5
Missing27 
TOTAL593100.0
217) Is the home in which you currently live: (OWNHOME)
TOTAL%
1) Rented by you335.5
2) Owned by you free and clear of mortgage28747.8
3) Owned by you with a mortgage26343.8
4) Owned by your congregation (i.e., a manse)172.8
5) Other10.2
Missing19 
TOTAL601100.0
218) In what state were you born? If you were not born in the United States, in what country were you born? (BRNSTATE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL61332.53315
219) In how many countries besides the United States have you lived? (CNTRYLIV)
TOTAL%
0) None52185.7
1) One569.2
2) Two172.8
3) Three91.5
4) Four40.7
5) Five10.2
Missing12 
TOTAL608100.0
220) In how many states within the United States have you lived? (STATELIV)
TOTAL%
0) None477.7
1) One14623.9
2) Two16026.1
3) Three9916.2
4) Four609.8
5) Five406.5
6) Six304.9
7) Seven172.8
8) Eight71.1
9) Nine40.7
10) Ten10.2
11) Eleven10.2
Missing8 
TOTAL612100.0
221) Generally speaking, do you think of yourself as a Democrat, Independent, Republican, or other? (POLITAFF)
TOTAL%
1) Democrat13722.5
2) Independent10817.7
3) Republican34857.0
4) Other172.8
Missing10 
TOTAL610100.0
222) What is your race or origin? (RACE1)
TOTAL%
1) White or Caucasian56798.8
2) Black or African-American40.7
4) Asian or Pacific Islander10.2
5) Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish origin20.3
Missing46 
TOTAL574100.0
223) What is your race or origin? (RACE2)
TOTAL%
1) White or Caucasian41100.0
Missing579 
TOTAL41100.0
224) 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) None14925.4
1) One14424.5
2) Two22838.8
3) Three396.6
4) Four233.9
5) Five10.2
6) Six20.3
7) Seven10.2
Missing33 
TOTAL587100.0
225) 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 $10,000152.6
2) $10,000- $14,999203.4
3) $15,000- $19,999244.1
4) $20,000- $29,9996110.4
5) $30,000- $39,9997212.3
6) $40,000- $49,9995910.1
7) $50,000- $59,9997412.6
8) $60,000- $69,9996010.2
9) $70,000- $79,999325.5
10) $80,000- $89,999366.1
11) $90,000- $99,999254.3
12) $100,000- $124,999386.5
13) $125,000- $149,999244.1
14) $150,000 or more478.0
Missing33 
TOTAL587100.0
226) 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 earnings15526.3
2) 90-99% from earnings11519.5
3) 75-89% from earnings528.8
4) 50-74% from earnings386.5
5) 25-49% from earnings193.2
6) 1-24% from earnings6110.4
7) None from earnings14925.3
Missing31 
TOTAL589100.0
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 regular giving (not including special offerings or contributions to a capital campaign) (MONYCONG)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL5832040.2542494
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 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
TOTAL412576.3231942
229) 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
TOTAL509225.68964
230) 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) $018431.3
2) $1-$5013823.5
3) $51-$1007312.4
4) $101-$5009315.8
5) $501-$1,000366.1
6) $1,001-$2,000284.8
7) $2,001 or more356.0
Missing33 
TOTAL587100.0
231) 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) $0152.5
2) $1-$5010918.2
3) $51-$10011018.3
4) $101-$50020133.5
5) $501-$1,0006911.5
6) $1,001-$2,000437.2
7) $2,001 or more538.8
Missing20 
TOTAL600100.0
232) Region (REGION)
TOTAL%
1) Northeast9315.0
2) Midwest21534.7
3) South21134.0
4) West10116.3
TOTAL620100.0
233) Total number of members 1996 (TOTMEM96)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL618710.997738
234) I-GENDER: What is your sex? (for use with online analysis) (I-GENDER)
TOTAL%
1) Female38762.5
2) Male23237.5
Missing1 
TOTAL619100.0
235) I-MARITAL: What is your present marital status? (for use with online analysis) (I-MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Married48680.6
2) Not married11719.4
Missing17 
TOTAL603100.0
236) I-REGION: Region (for use with online analysis) (I-REGION)
TOTAL%
1) Northeast9315.0
2) Midwest21534.7
3) South21134.0
4) West10116.3
TOTAL620100.0
237) 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) Democrat13722.5
2) Independent10817.7
3) Republican34857.0
4) Other172.8
Missing10 
TOTAL610100.0
238) 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) <20K5910.1
1) 20K-49,99919232.7
2) 50K-99,99922738.7
3) 100K+10918.6
Missing33 
TOTAL587100.0
239) I-RACE1: What is your race or origin? (recoded for use with online analysis) (I-RACE1)
TOTAL%
0) White56798.8
1) Black40.7
2) Other30.5
Missing46 
TOTAL574100.0
240) I-AGE: What is your present age? (recoded for use with online analysis) (I-AGE)
TOTAL%
0) <4011018.0
1) 40-499515.5
2) 50-6416827.5
3) 65+23939.1
Missing8 
TOTAL612100.0