Presbyterian Panel Survey, May 1999 - Sabbath-Keeping, Elders

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All frequencies are raw numbers (no weights used).
1) Respondent identification number (NEWCODE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL64220590.597362
2) When you think of the word "Sunday," what else comes to mind? Specifically, how likely are you to associate "Sunday" in your own mind with: joy and celebration? (SUNJOY)
TOTAL%
1) Very likely20732.3
2) Likely32250.2
3) Not too likely10215.9
4) Not at all likely101.6
Missing1 
TOTAL641100.0
3) When you think of the word "Sunday," what else comes to mind? Specifically, how likely are you to associate "Sunday" in your own mind with: worship? (SUNWRSHP)
TOTAL%
1) Very likely58992.2
2) Likely477.4
3) Not too likely30.5
Missing3 
TOTAL639100.0
4) When you think of the word "Sunday," what else comes to mind? Specifically, how likely are you to associate "Sunday" in your own mind with: rules and restrictions? (SUNRULES)
TOTAL%
1) Very likely152.4
2) Likely579.0
3) Not too likely31650.2
4) Not at all likely24238.4
Missing12 
TOTAL630100.0
5) When you think of the word "Sunday," what else comes to mind? Specifically, how likely are you to associate "Sunday" in your own mind with: obligations? (SUNOBLIG)
TOTAL%
1) Very likely8313.2
2) Likely24338.8
3) Not too likely20632.9
4) Not at all likely9515.2
Missing15 
TOTAL627100.0
6) When you think of the word "Sunday," what else comes to mind? Specifically, how likely are you to associate "Sunday" in your own mind with: recreation/fun? (SUNFUN)
TOTAL%
1) Very likely7211.4
2) Likely34054.0
3) Not too likely19531.0
4) Not at all likely233.7
Missing12 
TOTAL630100.0
7) When you think of the word "Sunday," what else comes to mind? Specifically, how likely are you to associate "Sunday" in your own mind with: going to church? (SUNCHRCH)
TOTAL%
1) Very likely58090.6
2) Likely568.8
3) Not too likely40.6
Missing2 
TOTAL640100.0
8) When you think of the word "Sunday," what else comes to mind? Specifically, how likely are you to associate "Sunday" in your own mind with: acts of compassion? (SUNCMPSN)
TOTAL%
1) Very likely10717.0
2) Likely28545.4
3) Not too likely21133.6
4) Not at all likely254.0
Missing14 
TOTAL628100.0
9) When you think of the word "Sunday," what else comes to mind? Specifically, how likely are you to associate "Sunday" in your own mind with: honoring the Sabbath? (SUNSABTH)
TOTAL%
1) Very likely29646.5
2) Likely23637.1
3) Not too likely9414.8
4) Not at all likely101.6
Missing6 
TOTAL636100.0
10) When you think of the word "Sunday," what else comes to mind? Specifically, how likely are you to associate "Sunday" in your own mind with: rest? (SUNREST)
TOTAL%
1) Very likely15925.1
2) Likely32651.4
3) Not too likely13120.7
4) Not at all likely182.8
Missing8 
TOTAL634100.0
11) When you think of the word "Sunday," what else comes to mind? Specifically, how likely are you to associate "Sunday" in your own mind with: rejuvenating your spirits? (SUNREJUV)
TOTAL%
1) Very likely28344.6
2) Likely28444.8
3) Not too likely609.5
4) Not at all likely71.1
Missing8 
TOTAL634100.0
12) When you think of the word "Sunday," what else comes to mind? Specifically, how likely are you to associate "Sunday" in your own mind with: retreating from the bustle of the world? (SUNRETRT)
TOTAL%
1) Very likely17227.3
2) Likely27944.3
3) Not too likely16125.6
4) Not at all likely182.9
Missing12 
TOTAL630100.0
13) When you think of the word "Sunday," what else comes to mind? Specifically, how likely are you to associate "Sunday" in your own mind with: visiting with family/friends? (SUNVISIT)
TOTAL%
1) Very likely19430.5
2) Likely34554.2
3) Not too likely9014.2
4) Not at all likely71.1
Missing6 
TOTAL636100.0
14) When you think of the word "Sabbath," what else comes to mind? Specifically, how likely are you to associate "Sabbath" in your own mind with: a particular day of the week? (SABWEEK)
TOTAL%
1) Very likely50278.3
2) Likely11517.9
3) Not too likely223.4
4) Not at all likely20.3
Missing1 
TOTAL641100.0
15) When you think of the word "Sabbath," what else comes to mind? Specifically, how likely are you to associate "Sabbath" in your own mind with: a Jewish custom? (SABJEWSH)
TOTAL%
1) Very likely12219.3
2) Likely14623.1
3) Not too likely20632.6
4) Not at all likely15825.0
Missing10 
TOTAL632100.0
16) When you think of the word "Sabbath," what else comes to mind? Specifically, how likely are you to associate "Sabbath" in your own mind with: a Christian practice? (SABCRSTN)
TOTAL%
1) Very likely32050.0
2) Likely23837.2
3) Not too likely7211.3
4) Not at all likely101.6
Missing2 
TOTAL640100.0
17) When you think of the word "Sabbath," what else comes to mind? Specifically, how likely are you to associate "Sabbath" in your own mind with: rules and restrictions? (SABRULES)
TOTAL%
1) Very likely314.9
2) Likely10316.3
3) Not too likely32151.0
4) Not at all likely17527.8
Missing12 
TOTAL630100.0
18) When you think of the word "Sabbath," what else comes to mind? Specifically, how likely are you to associate "Sabbath" in your own mind with: one of the Ten Commandments? (SABTENCM)
TOTAL%
1) Very likely20231.8
2) Likely23236.5
3) Not too likely15925.0
4) Not at all likely436.8
Missing6 
TOTAL636100.0
19) When you think of the word "Sabbath," what else comes to mind? Specifically, how likely are you to associate "Sabbath" in your own mind with: obligations? (SABOBLIG)
TOTAL%
1) Very likely7612.1
2) Likely22135.3
3) Not too likely25640.9
4) Not at all likely7311.7
Missing16 
TOTAL626100.0
20) When you think of the word "Sabbath," what else comes to mind? Specifically, how likely are you to associate "Sabbath" in your own mind with: something that needs to be restored? (SABRSTOR)
TOTAL%
1) Very likely12920.6
2) Likely22135.2
3) Not too likely22035.1
4) Not at all likely579.1
Missing15 
TOTAL627100.0
21) When you think of the word "Sabbath," what else comes to mind? Specifically, how likely are you to associate "Sabbath" in your own mind with: showing the Kingdom of God to the world? (SABKNGDM)
TOTAL%
1) Very likely13221.1
2) Likely20933.4
3) Not too likely24038.4
4) Not at all likely447.0
Missing17 
TOTAL625100.0
22) When you think of the word "Sabbath," what else comes to mind? Specifically, how likely are you to associate "Sabbath" in your own mind with: rest and restoration? (SABREST)
TOTAL%
1) Very likely16626.1
2) Likely36757.6
3) Not too likely9014.1
4) Not at all likely142.2
Missing5 
TOTAL637100.0
23) When you think of the word "Sabbath," what else comes to mind? Specifically, how likely are you to associate "Sabbath" in your own mind with: social and economic justice? (SABJUSTC)
TOTAL%
1) Very likely111.8
2) Likely9214.7
3) Not too likely34154.4
4) Not at all likely18329.2
Missing15 
TOTAL627100.0
24) When you think of the word "Sabbath," what else comes to mind? Specifically, how likely are you to associate "Sabbath" in your own mind with: shalom? (SABSHLOM)
TOTAL%
1) Very likely528.4
2) Likely10016.1
3) Not too likely25941.7
4) Not at all likely21033.8
Missing21 
TOTAL621100.0
25) When you think of the word "Sabbath," what else comes to mind? Specifically, how likely are you to associate "Sabbath" in your own mind with: jubilee? (SABJUBIL)
TOTAL%
1) Very likely436.8
2) Likely11318.0
3) Not too likely27744.0
4) Not at all likely19631.2
Missing13 
TOTAL629100.0
26) When you think of the word "Sabbath," what else comes to mind? Specifically, how likely are you to associate "Sabbath" in your own mind with: recreation/fun? (SABFUN)
TOTAL%
1) Very likely599.4
2) Likely26942.8
3) Not too likely24839.4
4) Not at all likely538.4
Missing13 
TOTAL629100.0
27) When you think of the word "Sabbath," what else comes to mind? Specifically, how likely are you to associate "Sabbath" in your own mind with: visiting with family or friends? (SABVISIT)
TOTAL%
1) Very likely12920.4
2) Likely35756.4
3) Not too likely12419.6
4) Not at all likely233.6
Missing9 
TOTAL633100.0
28) When you think of the word "Sabbath," what else comes to mind? Specifically, how likely are you to associate "Sabbath" in your own mind with: worship? (SABWRSHP)
TOTAL%
1) Very likely53584.0
2) Likely9414.8
3) Not too likely60.9
4) Not at all likely20.3
Missing5 
TOTAL637100.0
29) At any time in your life have you lived where: most stores were closed on Sunday? (LIVSTORE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes57790.0
2) No639.8
3) Don't know10.2
Missing1 
TOTAL641100.0
30) At any time in your life have you lived where: movie theaters were closed on Sunday? (LIVMOVIE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes29445.9
2) No28945.1
3) Don't know589.0
Missing1 
TOTAL641100.0
31) How did you spend last Sunday? - attended a morning worship service (LASTWRSH)
TOTAL%
1) Checked550100.0
Missing92 
TOTAL550100.0
32) How did you spend last Sunday? - attended a movie, play, concert, or exhibit (LASTPLAY)
TOTAL%
1) Checked40100.0
Missing602 
TOTAL40100.0
33) How did you spend last Sunday? - attended a sporting event (LASTEVNT)
TOTAL%
1) Checked18100.0
Missing624 
TOTAL18100.0
34) How did you spend last Sunday? - attended church school (LASTSCHL)
TOTAL%
1) Checked249100.0
Missing393 
TOTAL249100.0
35) How did you spend last Sunday? - participated in church activities (LASTACT)
TOTAL%
1) Checked347100.0
Missing295 
TOTAL347100.0
36) How did you spend last Sunday? - relaxed/took a nap (LASTNAP)
TOTAL%
1) Checked317100.0
Missing325 
TOTAL317100.0
37) How did you spend last Sunday? - spent time on a hobby (LASTHOBY)
TOTAL%
1) Checked127100.0
Missing515 
TOTAL127100.0
38) How did you spend last Sunday? - participated in sports (LASTSPRT)
TOTAL%
1) Checked42100.0
Missing600 
TOTAL42100.0
39) How did you spend last Sunday? - visited with friends or relatives (LASTVIST)
TOTAL%
1) Checked395100.0
Missing247 
TOTAL395100.0
40) How did you spend last Sunday? - went shopping (LASTSHOP)
TOTAL%
1) Checked78100.0
Missing564 
TOTAL78100.0
41) How did you spend last Sunday? - worked for pay/spent time on employment-related work (LASTWORK)
TOTAL%
1) Checked41100.0
Missing601 
TOTAL41100.0
42) How did you spend last Sunday? - read a newspaper (LASTNEWS)
TOTAL%
1) Checked472100.0
Missing170 
TOTAL472100.0
43) How did you spend last Sunday? - read a book or magazine (LASTBOOK)
TOTAL%
1) Checked279100.0
Missing363 
TOTAL279100.0
44) How did you spend last Sunday? - did laundry, cleaning, or other household chores (LASTCHOR)
TOTAL%
1) Checked159100.0
Missing483 
TOTAL159100.0
45) How did you spend last Sunday? - traveled on business (LASTBUSN)
TOTAL%
1) Checked7100.0
Missing635 
TOTAL7100.0
46) How did you spend last Sunday? - traveled on vacation or for personal reasons (LASTPERS)
TOTAL%
1) Checked53100.0
Missing589 
TOTAL53100.0
47) How did you spend last Sunday? - did volunteer work in the community (LASTVOL)
TOTAL%
1) Checked17100.0
Missing625 
TOTAL17100.0
48) How did you spend last Sunday? - took care of a sick or disabled family member or friend (LASTSICK)
TOTAL%
1) Checked55100.0
Missing587 
TOTAL55100.0
49) How did you spend last Sunday? - watched television (LASTTV)
TOTAL%
1) Checked436100.0
Missing206 
TOTAL436100.0
50) How did you spend last Sunday? - spent time in bed or at home because of an illness or injury (LASTNBED)
TOTAL%
1) Checked16100.0
Missing626 
TOTAL16100.0
51) How did you spend last Sunday? - went for a drive (LASTDRIV)
TOTAL%
1) Checked82100.0
Missing560 
TOTAL82100.0
52) How did you spend last Sunday? - worked in the yard/garden (LASTYARD)
TOTAL%
1) Checked201100.0
Missing441 
TOTAL201100.0
53) How did you spend last Sunday? - took a walk/hike (LASTWALK)
TOTAL%
1) Checked118100.0
Missing524 
TOTAL118100.0
54) How did you spend last Sunday? - exercised/ran/jogged (LASTEXER)
TOTAL%
1) Checked65100.0
Missing577 
TOTAL65100.0
55) How did you spend last Sunday? - took care of children/grandchildren (LASTKIDS)
TOTAL%
1) Checked105100.0
Missing537 
TOTAL105100.0
56) How did you spend last Sunday? - mowed the lawn (LASTLAWN)
TOTAL%
1) Checked35100.0
Missing607 
TOTAL35100.0
57) How did you spend last Sunday? - washed a car (LASTCAR)
TOTAL%
1) Checked19100.0
Missing623 
TOTAL19100.0
58) How did you spend last Sunday? - surfed the Internet (LASTCOMP)
TOTAL%
1) Checked67100.0
Missing575 
TOTAL67100.0
59) How did you spend last Sunday? - spent time in personal prayer or devotions (LASTPRAY)
TOTAL%
1) Checked248100.0
Missing394 
TOTAL248100.0
60) How did you spend last Sunday? - visited shut-ins or the sick (LASTSHUT)
TOTAL%
1) Checked30100.0
Missing612 
TOTAL30100.0
61) How did you spend last Sunday? - ate a "special" meal (e.g., with extended family or with friends) (LASTMEAL)
TOTAL%
1) Checked226100.0
Missing416 
TOTAL226100.0
62) How did you spend last Sunday? - ate a meal at a restaurant or cafeteria (LASTCAF)
TOTAL%
1) Checked155100.0
Missing487 
TOTAL155100.0
63) How did you spend last Sunday? - did home chores/personal business (e.g., home repairs, bill paying) (LASTHOME)
TOTAL%
1) Checked151100.0
Missing491 
TOTAL151100.0
64) How did you spend last Sunday? - other (LASTOTHR)
TOTAL%
1) Checked32100.0
Missing610 
TOTAL32100.0
65) On Sundays when you were growing up (say, around ages 6-10), how often did you or your family: attend worship at church on Sunday morning? (FAMMORN)
TOTAL%
1) Every week36857.9
2) Most weeks16926.6
3) Occasionally538.3
4) Rarely233.6
5) Never233.6
Missing6 
TOTAL636100.0
66) On Sundays when you were growing up (say, around ages 6-10), how often did you or your family: attend worship at church on Sunday evening? (FAMEVNG)
TOTAL%
1) Every week6510.8
2) Most weeks6410.6
3) Occasionally10216.9
4) Rarely15125.0
5) Never22136.7
Missing39 
TOTAL603100.0
67) On Sundays when you were growing up (say, around ages 6-10), how often did you or your family: attend children-oriented activities at church? (FAMKIDOR)
TOTAL%
1) Every week18028.8
2) Most weeks17528.0
3) Occasionally14523.2
4) Rarely7111.4
5) Never538.5
Missing18 
TOTAL624100.0
68) On Sundays when you were growing up (say, around ages 6-10), how often did you or your family: take part in fun activities as a family? (FAMFUNAC)
TOTAL%
1) Every week9014.3
2) Most weeks23938.1
3) Occasionally21434.1
4) Rarely629.9
5) Never233.7
Missing14 
TOTAL628100.0
69) On Sundays when you were growing up (say, around ages 6-10), how often did you or your family: visit shut-ins? (FAMSHTIN)
TOTAL%
1) Every week91.5
2) Most weeks172.8
3) Occasionally19632.6
4) Rarely22938.1
5) Never15025.0
Missing41 
TOTAL601100.0
70) On Sundays when you were growing up (say, around ages 6-10), how often did you or your family: eat a special meal at noon or evening? (FAMMEAL)
TOTAL%
1) Every week24138.4
2) Most weeks23036.7
3) Occasionally8814.0
4) Rarely406.4
5) Never284.5
Missing15 
TOTAL627100.0
71) On Sundays when you were growing up (say, around ages 6-10), how often did you or your family: visit other family and friends? (FAMVISIT)
TOTAL%
1) Every week6810.9
2) Most weeks21033.7
3) Occasionally28645.9
4) Rarely528.3
5) Never71.1
Missing19 
TOTAL623100.0
72) On Sundays when you were growing up (say, around ages 6-10), how often did you or your family: go shopping? (FAMSHOPN)
TOTAL%
1) Every week40.7
2) Most weeks122.0
3) Occasionally7712.6
4) Rarely22937.6
5) Never28747.1
Missing33 
TOTAL609100.0
73) On Sundays when you were growing up (say, around ages 6-10), how often did you or your family: mow the yard/do other yard work? (FAMMOWYD)
TOTAL%
1) Every week132.1
2) Most weeks548.9
3) Occasionally16326.9
4) Rarely17528.9
5) Never20033.1
Missing37 
TOTAL605100.0
74) On Sundays when you were growing up (say, around ages 6-10), how often did you or your family: hold family devotions (e.g., say prayers, read the Bible, sing hymns)? (FAMDEVOT)
TOTAL%
1) Every week325.2
2) Most weeks447.2
3) Occasionally8914.5
4) Rarely20733.8
5) Never24139.3
Missing29 
TOTAL613100.0
75) On Sundays when you were growing up (say, around ages 6-10), how often did you or your family: attend sporting events or play sports? (FAMSPORT)
TOTAL%
1) Every week20.3
2) Most weeks315.1
3) Occasionally16928.0
4) Rarely19231.8
5) Never21034.8
Missing38 
TOTAL604100.0
76) On Sundays when you were growing up (say, around ages 6-10), how often did you or your family: other? (specify) (FAMOTHER)
TOTAL%
1) Every week714.0
2) Most weeks1122.0
3) Occasionally1530.0
4) Rarely24.0
5) Never1530.0
Missing592 
TOTAL50100.0
77) When you were growing up (say, ages 6-10), did your family seek to avoid certain types of activities on Sundays, such as: grocery shopping? (AVDGROC)
TOTAL%
1) Always avoided24539.6
2) Usually avoided19030.7
3) Sometimes avoided447.1
4) Never avoided11118.0
5) Not sure284.5
Missing24 
TOTAL618100.0
78) When you were growing up (say, ages 6-10), did your family seek to avoid certain types of activities on Sundays, such as: shopping for clothing? (AVDCLOTH)
TOTAL%
1) Always avoided32152.1
2) Usually avoided13622.1
3) Sometimes avoided274.4
4) Never avoided10316.7
5) Not sure294.7
Missing26 
TOTAL616100.0
79) When you were growing up (say, ages 6-10), did your family seek to avoid certain types of activities on Sundays, such as: other household shopping? (AVDSHOP)
TOTAL%
1) Always avoided28146.0
2) Usually avoided16426.8
3) Sometimes avoided345.6
4) Never avoided10817.7
5) Not sure243.9
Missing31 
TOTAL611100.0
80) When you were growing up (say, ages 6-10), did your family seek to avoid certain types of activities on Sundays, such as: playing competitive sports? (AVDSPORT)
TOTAL%
1) Always avoided19131.8
2) Usually avoided11318.8
3) Sometimes avoided6310.5
4) Never avoided19732.8
5) Not sure366.0
Missing42 
TOTAL600100.0
81) When you were growing up (say, ages 6-10), did your family seek to avoid certain types of activities on Sundays, such as: watching television? (AVDTV)
TOTAL%
1) Always avoided12222.5
2) Usually avoided163.0
3) Sometimes avoided6011.1
4) Never avoided33060.9
5) Not sure142.6
Missing100 
TOTAL542100.0
82) When you were growing up (say, ages 6-10), did your family seek to avoid certain types of activities on Sundays, such as: going to the movies? (AVDMOVIE)
TOTAL%
1) Always avoided15825.6
2) Usually avoided11518.6
3) Sometimes avoided8413.6
4) Never avoided24139.1
5) Not sure193.1
Missing25 
TOTAL617100.0
83) When you were growing up (say, ages 6-10), did your family seek to avoid certain types of activities on Sundays, such as: listening to the radio? (AVDRADIO)
TOTAL%
1) Always avoided111.8
2) Usually avoided223.5
3) Sometimes avoided6610.6
4) Never avoided50982.0
5) Not sure132.1
Missing21 
TOTAL621100.0
84) When you were growing up (say, ages 6-10), did your family seek to avoid certain types of activities on Sundays, such as: playing recorded music? (AVDMUSIC)
TOTAL%
1) Always avoided427.0
2) Usually avoided183.0
3) Sometimes avoided589.6
4) Never avoided44473.8
5) Not sure406.6
Missing40 
TOTAL602100.0
85) When you were growing up (say, ages 6-10), did your family seek to avoid certain types of activities on Sundays, such as: performing/practicing a musical instrument? (AVDINSTR)
TOTAL%
1) Always avoided518.5
2) Usually avoided437.2
3) Sometimes avoided355.9
4) Never avoided42170.5
5) Not sure477.9
Missing45 
TOTAL597100.0
86) When you were growing up (say, ages 6-10), did your family seek to avoid certain types of activities on Sundays, such as: mowing the lawn or other yard work? (AVDMOW)
TOTAL%
1) Always avoided17528.6
2) Usually avoided11018.0
3) Sometimes avoided8113.3
4) Never avoided21635.4
5) Not sure294.7
Missing31 
TOTAL611100.0
87) When you were growing up (say, ages 6-10), did your family seek to avoid certain types of activities on Sundays, such as: eating at a restaurant/cafeteria? (AVDRESTR)
TOTAL%
1) Always avoided10517.3
2) Usually avoided10216.8
3) Sometimes avoided7011.6
4) Never avoided29849.2
5) Not sure315.1
Missing36 
TOTAL606100.0
88) When you were growing up (say, ages 6-10), did your family seek to avoid certain types of activities on Sundays, such as: doing schoolwork? (AVDSCHL)
TOTAL%
1) Always avoided142.3
2) Usually avoided467.4
3) Sometimes avoided7712.4
4) Never avoided46975.4
5) Not sure162.6
Missing20 
TOTAL622100.0
89) When you were growing up (say, ages 6-10), did your family seek to avoid certain types of activities on Sundays, such as: cooking meals? (AVDCOOK)
TOTAL%
1) Always avoided91.4
2) Usually avoided162.6
3) Sometimes avoided375.9
4) Never avoided55689.4
5) Not sure40.6
Missing20 
TOTAL622100.0
90) When you were growing up (say, ages 6-10), did your family seek to avoid certain types of activities on Sundays, such as: playing games? (AVDGAMES)
TOTAL%
1) Always avoided152.4
2) Usually avoided345.5
3) Sometimes avoided6610.6
4) Never avoided48578.1
5) Not sure213.4
Missing21 
TOTAL621100.0
91) When you were growing up (say, ages 6-10), did your family seek to avoid certain activities on Sundays, such as: traveling? (AVDTRAVL)
TOTAL%
1) Always avoided142.3
2) Usually avoided477.7
3) Sometimes avoided8914.5
4) Never avoided44372.3
5) Not sure203.3
Missing29 
TOTAL613100.0
92) When you were growing up (say, ages 6-10), did your family seek to avoid certain types of activities on Sundays, such as: other? (AVDOTHER)
TOTAL%
1) Always avoided69.2
2) Usually avoided11.5
3) Sometimes avoided11.5
4) Never avoided4670.8
5) Not sure1116.9
Missing577 
TOTAL65100.0
93) Do you believe that people in the U.S. generally have more free (discretionary) time, less free time, or about the same amount of free time as they did five years ago? (MORETIME)
TOTAL%
1) More9414.9
2) Less29446.7
3) About the same22135.1
4) No opinion213.3
Missing12 
TOTAL630100.0
94) Do you believe that you personally have more free (discretionary) time, less free time, or about the same amount of free time as you did: one year ago? (TIME1YR)
TOTAL%
1) More11518.3
2) Less16125.6
3) About the same35055.6
4) No opinion30.5
Missing13 
TOTAL629100.0
95) Do you believe that you personally have more free (discretionary) time, less free time, or about the same amount of free time as you did: five years ago? (TIME5YRS)
TOTAL%
1) More17327.6
2) Less22736.2
3) About the same22335.6
4) No opinion40.6
Missing15 
TOTAL627100.0
96) Do you believe that you personally have more free (discretionary) time, less free time, or about the same amount of free time as you did: twenty-five years ago? (TIME25YR)
TOTAL%
1) More26041.9
2) Less28345.6
3) About the same579.2
4) No opinion111.8
5) Not applicable91.5
Missing22 
TOTAL620100.0
97) How people in the U.S. spend their time on Sundays has changed over the last several decades. To what extent do you think this change is due to: a shift from the U.S. being a religious nation toward being a more secular nation (CHGSECLR)
TOTAL%
1) Very great extent17627.8
2) Great extent23136.4
3) Some extent18228.7
4) A little294.6
5) None at all162.5
Missing8 
TOTAL634100.0
98) How people in the U.S. spend their time on Sundays has changed over the last several decades. To what extent do you think this change is due to: a rejection of what were experienced as unnecessarily restrictive practices on Sunday (CHGRESTR)
TOTAL%
1) Very great extent8713.8
2) Great extent20031.8
3) Some extent23837.8
4) A little7111.3
5) None at all335.2
Missing13 
TOTAL629100.0
99) How people in the U.S. spend their time on Sundays has changed over the last several decades. To what extent do you think this change is due to: growing sense that restrictive practices were obsolete (CHGOBSLT)
TOTAL%
1) Very great extent8313.3
2) Great extent21834.9
3) Some extent22536.0
4) A little6310.1
5) None at all365.8
Missing17 
TOTAL625100.0
100) How people in the U.S. spend their time on Sundays has changed over the last several decades. To what extent do you think this change is due to: the social and cultural upheavals of the 1960s and their aftermath (CHGCLTRL)
TOTAL%
1) Very great extent9014.3
2) Great extent19130.4
3) Some extent23837.8
4) A little7411.8
5) None at all365.7
Missing13 
TOTAL629100.0
101) How people in the U.S. spend their time on Sundays has changed over the last several decades. To what extent do you think this change is due to: failure of the church to articulate the need for (and meaning of) a day of rest (CHGDYRST)
TOTAL%
1) Very great extent579.1
2) Great extent16025.6
3) Some extent28144.9
4) A little8814.1
5) None at all406.4
Missing16 
TOTAL626100.0
102) How people in the U.S. spend their time on Sundays has changed over the last several decades. To what extent do you think this change is due to: people themselves, seeking to have more individual freedom to do what they want to do when they want to do it (CHGINDIV)
TOTAL%
1) Very great extent19030.0
2) Great extent29446.4
3) Some extent11918.8
4) A little243.8
5) None at all60.9
Missing9 
TOTAL633100.0
103) How people in the U.S. spend their time on Sundays has changed over the last several decades. To what extent do you think this change is due to: cultural overemphasis on achievement/productivity (CHGPRDCT)
TOTAL%
1) Very great extent15124.0
2) Great extent22535.8
3) Some extent18229.0
4) A little579.1
5) None at all132.1
Missing14 
TOTAL628100.0
104) How people in the U.S. spend their time on Sundays has changed over the last several decades. To what extent do you think this change is due to: governments, by such things as weakening or eliminating "Sunday closing" laws (CHGGOVT)
TOTAL%
1) Very great extent14923.5
2) Great extent20732.6
3) Some extent19230.2
4) A little6410.1
5) None at all233.6
Missing7 
TOTAL635100.0
105) How people in the U.S. spend their time on Sundays has changed over the last several decades. To what extent do you think this change is due to: increased participation of mothers and other women in the workforce (CHGMOMS)
TOTAL%
1) Very great extent14823.2
2) Great extent28544.7
3) Some extent15724.6
4) A little325.0
5) None at all152.4
Missing5 
TOTAL637100.0
106) How people in the U.S. spend their time on Sundays has changed over the last several decades. To what extent do you think this change is due to: increasing levels of education across the population (CHGEDUC)
TOTAL%
1) Very great extent193.0
2) Great extent10016.0
3) Some extent23938.2
4) A little15024.0
5) None at all11718.7
Missing17 
TOTAL625100.0
107) How people in the U.S. spend their time on Sundays has changed over the last several decades. To what extent do you think this change is due to: a culture of materialism and consumption (CHGMATRL)
TOTAL%
1) Very great extent20232.4
2) Great extent25140.3
3) Some extent13621.8
4) A little274.3
5) None at all71.1
Missing19 
TOTAL623100.0
108) How people in the U.S. spend their time on Sundays has changed over the last several decades. To what extent do you think this change is due to: changing economic conditions that make it more difficult for one adult to support an entire family (CHGECON)
TOTAL%
1) Very great extent14322.7
2) Great extent24939.5
3) Some extent17828.2
4) A little497.8
5) None at all121.9
Missing11 
TOTAL631100.0
109) How people in the U.S. spend their time on Sundays has changed over the last several decades. To what extent do you think this change is due to: lack of participation in church (CHGPART)
TOTAL%
1) Very great extent18128.9
2) Great extent24539.1
3) Some extent16726.6
4) A little264.1
5) None at all81.3
Missing15 
TOTAL627100.0
110) How people in the U.S. spend their time on Sundays has changed over the last several decades. To what extent do you think this change is due to: the growth and expansion of television and other communication technology (CHGTECH)
TOTAL%
1) Very great extent14122.3
2) Great extent23236.8
3) Some extent19130.3
4) A little548.6
5) None at all132.1
Missing11 
TOTAL631100.0
111) How people in the U.S. spend their time on Sundays has changed over the last several decades. To what extent do you think this change is due to: professional/college sports played on Sunday (CHGPROFS)
TOTAL%
1) Very great extent11618.4
2) Great extent20632.6
3) Some extent21534.0
4) A little7411.7
5) None at all213.3
Missing10 
TOTAL632100.0
112) How people in the U.S. spend their time on Sundays has changed over the last several decades. To what extent do you think this change is due to: increase in amateur, school, and community sports leagues/games on Sunday (CHGSCHLS)
TOTAL%
1) Very great extent12219.3
2) Great extent18028.4
3) Some extent21333.6
4) A little9815.5
5) None at all203.2
Missing9 
TOTAL633100.0
113) How people in the U.S. spend their time on Sundays has changed over the last several decades. To what extent do you think this change is due to: other (CHGOTHER)
TOTAL%
1) Very great extent1242.9
2) Great extent1035.7
3) Some extent310.7
5) None at all310.7
Missing614 
TOTAL28100.0
114) All of us are limited by the number of hours in the day. Suppose, as a thought exercise, that the day were suddenly extended by one hour, to 25 hours, so that, in turn, each of us had an additional seven hours per week to use as we saw fit. How would you use the extra seven hours? To answer, indicate how likely it is that you would use a significant portion of that additional time to: volunteer in the community (HR7VOL)
TOTAL%
1) Very likely589.4
2) Likely24639.9
3) Not very likely26943.6
4) Not at all likely447.1
Missing25 
TOTAL617100.0
115) All of us are limited by the number of hours in the day. Suppose, as a thought exercise, that the day were suddenly extended by one hour, to 25 hours, so that, in turn, each of us had an additional seven hours per week to use as we saw fit. How would you use the extra seven hours? To answer, indicate how likely it is that you would use a significant portion of that additional time to: watch television (HR7TV)
TOTAL%
1) Very likely50.8
2) Likely15825.7
3) Not very likely30249.1
4) Not at all likely15024.4
Missing27 
TOTAL615100.0
116) All of us are limited by the number of hours in the day. Suppose, as a thought exercise, that the day were suddenly extended by one hour, to 25 hours, so that, in turn, each of us had an additional seven hours per week to use as we saw fit. How would you use the extra seven hours? To answer, indicate how likely it is that you would use a significant portion of that additional time to: work for pay (HR7WORK)
TOTAL%
1) Very likely40.6
2) Likely6210.0
3) Not very likely28746.5
4) Not at all likely26442.8
Missing25 
TOTAL617100.0
117) All of us are limited by the number of hours in the day. Suppose, as a thought exercise, that the day were suddenly extended by one hour, to 25 hours, so that, in turn, each of us had an additional seven hours per week to use as we saw fit. How would you use the extra seven hours? To answer, indicate how likely it is that you would use a significant portion of that additional time to: take part in sports (HR7SPORT)
TOTAL%
1) Very likely61.0
2) Likely9815.9
3) Not very likely26142.3
4) Not at all likely25240.8
Missing25 
TOTAL617100.0
118) All of us are limited by the number of hours in the day. Suppose, as a thought exercise, that the day were suddenly extended by one hour, to 25 hours, so that, in turn, each of us had an additional seven hours per week to use as we saw fit. How would you use the extra seven hours? To answer, indicate how likely it is that you would use a significant portion of that additional time to: do household chores (HR7CHORE)
TOTAL%
1) Very likely365.8
2) Likely33754.4
3) Not very likely20533.1
4) Not at all likely416.6
Missing23 
TOTAL619100.0
119) All of us are limited by the number of hours in the day. Suppose, as a thought exercise, that the day were suddenly extended by one hour, to 25 hours, so that, in turn, each of us had an additional seven hours per week to use as we saw fit. How would you use the extra seven hours? To answer, indicate how likely it is that you would use a significant portion of that additional time to: participate in church (HR7CHRCH)
TOTAL%
1) Very likely7912.8
2) Likely33654.6
3) Not very likely18329.8
4) Not at all likely172.8
Missing27 
TOTAL615100.0
120) All of us are limited by the number of hours in the day. Suppose, as a thought exercise, that the day were suddenly extended by one hour, to 25 hours, so that, in turn, each of us had an additional seven hours per week to use as we saw fit. How would you use the extra seven hours? To answer, indicate how likely it is that you would use a significant portion of that additional time to: pray or meditate (HR7PRAY)
TOTAL%
1) Very likely467.5
2) Likely26042.5
3) Not very likely27544.9
4) Not at all likely315.1
Missing30 
TOTAL612100.0
121) All of us are limited by the number of hours in the day. Suppose, as a thought exercise, that the day were suddenly extended by one hour, to 25 hours, so that, in turn, each of us had an additional seven hours per week to use as we saw fit. How would you use the extra seven hours? To answer, indicate how likely it is that you would use a significant portion of that additional time to: read the Bible or devotional literature (HR7BIBLE)
TOTAL%
1) Very likely538.6
2) Likely24539.6
3) Not very likely28746.4
4) Not at all likely345.5
Missing23 
TOTAL619100.0
122) All of us are limited by the number of hours in the day. Suppose, as a thought exercise, that the day were suddenly extended by one hour, to 25 hours, so that, in turn, each of us had an additional seven hours per week to use as we saw fit. How would you use the extra seven hours? To answer, indicate how likely it is that you would use a significant portion of that additional time to: visit with family/friends (HR7VISIT)
TOTAL%
1) Very likely7111.5
2) Likely39864.4
3) Not very likely13722.2
4) Not at all likely121.9
Missing24 
TOTAL618100.0
123) All of us are limited by the number of hours in the day. Suppose, as a thought exercise, that the day were suddenly extended by one hour, to 25 hours, so that, in turn, each of us had an additional seven hours per week to use as we saw fit. How would you use the extra seven hours? To answer, indicate how likely it is that you would use a significant portion of that additional time to: spend quiet time alone (HR7ALONE)
TOTAL%
1) Very likely7812.5
2) Likely36959.3
3) Not very likely15124.3
4) Not at all likely243.9
Missing20 
TOTAL622100.0
124) All of us are limited by the number of hours in the day. Suppose, as a thought exercise, that the day were suddenly extended by one hour, to 25 hours, so that, in turn, each of us had an additional seven hours per week to use as we saw fit. How would you use the extra seven hours? To answer, indicate how likely it is that you would use a significant portion of that additional time to: listen to music (HR7MUSIC)
TOTAL%
1) Very likely487.8
2) Likely31250.5
3) Not very likely21534.8
4) Not at all likely437.0
Missing24 
TOTAL618100.0
125) All of us are limited by the number of hours in the day. Suppose, as a thought exercise, that the day were suddenly extended by one hour, to 25 hours, so that, in turn, each of us had an additional seven hours per week to use as we saw fit. How would you use the extra seven hours? To answer, indicate how likely it is that you would use a significant portion of that additional time to: sleep/nap/rest (HR7SLEEP)
TOTAL%
1) Very likely6811.1
2) Likely25441.4
3) Not very likely23438.1
4) Not at all likely589.4
Missing28 
TOTAL614100.0
126) All of us are limited by the number of hours in the day. Suppose, as a thought exercise, that the day were suddenly extended by one hour, to 25 hours, so that, in turn, each of us had an additional seven hours per week to use as we saw fit. How would you use the extra seven hours? To answer, indicate how likely it is that you would use a significant portion of that additional time to: take up or pursue a hobby/personal enrichment (HR7HOBBY)
TOTAL%
1) Very likely365.8
2) Likely26643.1
3) Not very likely25341.0
4) Not at all likely6210.0
Missing25 
TOTAL617100.0
127) All of us are limited by the number of hours in the day. Suppose, as a thought exercise, that the day were suddenly extended by one hour, to 25 hours, so that, in turn, each of us had an additional seven hours per week to use as we saw fit. How would you use the extra seven hours? To answer, indicate how likely it is that you would use a significant portion of that additional time to: attend plays, concerts, or other cultural events (HR7CLTRL)
TOTAL%
1) Very likely233.8
2) Likely21535.2
3) Not very likely29948.9
4) Not at all likely7412.1
Missing31 
TOTAL611100.0
128) All of us are limited by the number of hours in the day. Suppose, as a thought exercise, that the day were suddenly extended by one hour, to 25 hours, so that, in turn, each of us had an additional seven hours per week to use as we saw fit. How would you use the extra seven hours? To answer, indicate how likely it is that you would use a significant portion of that additional time to: read for pleasure (HR7READ)
TOTAL%
1) Very likely12920.6
2) Likely39262.7
3) Not very likely8313.3
4) Not at all likely213.4
Missing17 
TOTAL625100.0
129) All of us are limited by the number of hours in the day. Suppose, as a thought exercise, that the day were suddenly extended by one hour, to 25 hours, so that, in turn, each of us had an additional seven hours per week to use as we saw fit. How would you use the extra seven hours? To answer, indicate how likely it is that you would use a significant portion of that additional time to: spend time with people in need (HR7PPL)
TOTAL%
1) Very likely284.5
2) Likely21635.1
3) Not very likely34656.2
4) Not at all likely264.2
Missing26 
TOTAL616100.0
130) All of us are limited by the number of hours in the day. Suppose, as a thought exercise, that the day were suddenly extended by one hour, to 25 hours, so that, in turn, each of us had an additional seven hours per week to use as we saw fit. How would you use the extra seven hours? To answer, indicate how likely it is that you would use a significant portion of that additional time to: exercise (HR7EXERC)
TOTAL%
1) Very likely579.2
2) Likely30048.5
3) Not very likely22035.5
4) Not at all likely426.8
Missing23 
TOTAL619100.0
131) All of us are limited by the number of hours in the day. Suppose, as a thought exercise, that the day were suddenly extended by one hour, to 25 hours, so that, in turn, each of us had an additional seven hours per week to use as we saw fit. How would you use the extra seven hours? To answer, indicate how likely it is that you would use a significant portion of that additional time to: other (specify) (HR7OTHER)
TOTAL%
1) Very likely418.2
2) Likely836.4
3) Not very likely627.3
4) Not at all likely418.2
Missing620 
TOTAL22100.0
132) Would you favor or oppose laws that would: require employers to allow people to take a particular day off each week for religious reasons? (LAWRELIG)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, definitely favor10616.7
2) Yes, generally favor13621.4
3) Yes, somewhat favor11017.3
4) No, generally not favor25640.3
5) Not sure274.3
Missing7 
TOTAL635100.0
133) Would you favor or oppose laws that would: increase the minimum wage so that fewer people would need to work over 40 hours a week solely out of economic necessity? (LAWMINWG)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, definitely favor7912.4
2) Yes, generally favor14022.0
3) Yes, somewhat favor11818.6
4) No, generally not favor27443.1
5) Not sure253.9
Missing6 
TOTAL636100.0
134) Would you favor or oppose laws that would: require every retail business to be closed one day each week? (LAWCLOSE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, definitely favor619.7
2) Yes, generally favor9214.6
3) Yes, somewhat favor8914.1
4) No, generally not favor36557.8
5) Not sure254.0
Missing10 
TOTAL632100.0
135) Would you favor or oppose laws that would: limit retail activity before noon on Sundays? (LAWNOON)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, definitely favor18829.5
2) Yes, generally favor14222.3
3) Yes, somewhat favor11217.6
4) No, generally not favor17827.9
5) Not sure172.7
Missing5 
TOTAL637100.0
136) Before receiving this survey, how familiar were you with the term, "Sabbath-keeping"? (FAMSABTH)
TOTAL%
1) Very familiar24638.4
2) Generally familiar27042.2
3) A little familiar6810.6
4) Not very familiar355.5
5) Not at all familiar213.3
Missing2 
TOTAL640100.0
137) The PC(USA) Workgroup on Sabbath-Keeping defines Sabbath-keeping as "'resting from our work so God can do God's work in us' (John Calvin). It involves those practices through which we provide God the time and space necessary to restore our souls. These include corporate worship, private devotions, and deep enjoyment of other persons and the world around us." What's your opinion of this definition? (OPINDEF)
TOTAL%
1) Excellent30647.9
2) Good29946.8
3) Mediocre274.2
4) Poor71.1
Missing3 
TOTAL639100.0
138) (The PC(USA) Workgroup on Sabbath-Keeping defines Sabbath-keeping as "'resting from our work so God can do God's work in us' (John Calvin). It involves those practices through which we provide God the time and space necessary to restore our souls. These include corporate worship, private devotions, and deep enjoyment of other persons and the world around us.") While historically a particular day of the week was set aside for Sabbath, in this definition the concept of "Sabbath-keeping" is used more generally to refer to any time set aside to rest in God, whenever that time may be found. How comfortable are you with the idea of separating the concept of Sabbath-keeping from Sunday or any other particular day of the week? (NODAYSAB)
TOTAL%
1) Very comfortable6910.8
2) Generally comfortable14723.0
3) Neither comfortable nor uncomfortable13821.6
4) Generally uncomfortable16625.9
5) Very uncomfortable10115.8
6) No opinion193.0
Missing2 
TOTAL640100.0
139) (The PC(USA) Workgroup on Sabbath-Keeping defines Sabbath-keeping as "'resting from our work so God can do God's work in us' (John Calvin). It involves those practices through which we provide God the time and space necessary to restore our souls. These include corporate worship, private devotions, and deep enjoyment of other persons and the world around us.") Based on the definition of Sabbath-keeping, above (i.e., a time of rest in God involving corporate worship, private devotions, and deep enjoyment of others and the world), how much time have you set aside over the last seven days to spend in Sabbath-keeping activities? (DAYS7SAB)
TOTAL%
1) None132.0
2) One hour or less345.3
3) Two hours12219.2
4) Three to four hours15724.6
5) Five to six hours11718.4
6) Seven to nine hours8513.3
7) Ten to fourteen hours558.6
8) Fifteen to nineteen hours142.2
9) Twenty to Twenty-four hours142.2
10) Twenty-five or more hours121.9
11) Don't know142.2
Missing5 
TOTAL637100.0
140) In general, how frequently/regularly do you set aside time for Sabbath-keeping activities? (FREQSAB)
TOTAL%
1) Every day10516.5
2) Almost every day15424.1
3) Several days a week8513.3
4) About two days a week9414.7
5) One day a week-Sunday16425.7
6) One day a week-other (specify)81.3
7) Less than once a week193.0
8) Never91.4
Missing4 
TOTAL638100.0
141) (Not answered by respondents who answered "Never" to FREQSAB). When you take part in Sabbath-keeping activities, does that time ever include: prayer? (ACTPRAYR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, always31149.8
2) Yes, usually21935.1
3) Yes, sometimes7211.5
4) Yes, rarely193.0
5) No, never30.5
Missing18 
TOTAL624100.0
142) (Not answered by respondents who answered "Never" to FREQSAB). When you take part in Sabbath-keeping activities, does that time ever include: meditation? (ACTMEDIT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, always14323.1
2) Yes, usually21134.0
3) Yes, sometimes16827.1
4) Yes, rarely7111.5
5) No, never213.4
6) Not sure61.0
Missing22 
TOTAL620100.0
143) (Not answered by respondents who answered "Never" to FREQSAB). When you take part in Sabbath-keeping activities, does that time ever include: being quiet, still; listening for God? (ACTSTILL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, always10316.7
2) Yes, usually19331.3
3) Yes, sometimes20833.7
4) Yes, rarely9214.9
5) No, never182.9
6) Not sure30.5
Missing25 
TOTAL617100.0
144) (Not answered by respondents who answered "Never" to FREQSAB). When you take part in Sabbath-keeping activities, does that time ever include: just doing nothing? (ACTNOTHN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, always274.5
2) Yes, usually6210.3
3) Yes, sometimes22036.4
4) Yes, rarely14924.7
5) No, never12921.4
6) Not sure172.8
Missing38 
TOTAL604100.0
145) (Not answered by respondents who answered "Never" to FREQSAB). When you take part in Sabbath-keeping activities, does that time ever include: a nap or extra sleeping? (ACTSLEEP)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, always152.4
2) Yes, usually548.8
3) Yes, sometimes21434.9
4) Yes, rarely12820.8
5) No, never20132.7
6) Not sure20.3
Missing28 
TOTAL614100.0
146) (Not answered by respondents who answered "Never" to FREQSAB). When you take part in Sabbath-keeping activities, does that time ever include: visiting others? (ACTVISIT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, always203.3
2) Yes, usually11418.6
3) Yes, sometimes33053.9
4) Yes, rarely11318.5
5) No, never355.7
Missing30 
TOTAL612100.0
147) (Not answered by respondents who answered "Never" to FREQSAB). When you take part in Sabbath-keeping activities, does that time ever include: reading the Bible? (ACTBIBLE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, always8714.1
2) Yes, usually15324.8
3) Yes, sometimes21434.7
4) Yes, rarely11719.0
5) No, never426.8
6) Not sure40.6
Missing25 
TOTAL617100.0
148) (Not answered by respondents who answered "Never" to FREQSAB). When you take part in Sabbath-keeping activities, does that time ever include: reading other faith-related materials? (ACTFAITH)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, always528.5
2) Yes, usually12219.8
3) Yes, sometimes24840.3
4) Yes, rarely13822.4
5) No, never498.0
6) Not sure61.0
Missing27 
TOTAL615100.0
149) (Not answered by respondents who answered "Never" to FREQSAB). When you take part in Sabbath-keeping activities, does that time ever include: reading in general? (ACTREAD)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, always457.3
2) Yes, usually19030.9
3) Yes, sometimes23538.3
4) Yes, rarely9415.3
5) No, never426.8
6) Not sure81.3
Missing28 
TOTAL614100.0
150) (Not answered by respondents who answered "Never" to FREQSAB). When you take part in Sabbath-keeping activities, does that time ever include: being alone? (ACTALONE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, always437.0
2) Yes, usually15325.0
3) Yes, sometimes26242.7
4) Yes, rarely10817.6
5) No, never406.5
6) Not sure71.1
Missing29 
TOTAL613100.0
151) (Not answered by respondents who answered "Never" to FREQSAB). When you take part in Sabbath-keeping activities, does that time ever include: being with other people? (ACTWPPL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, always386.2
2) Yes, usually20132.6
3) Yes, sometimes31150.5
4) Yes, rarely538.6
5) No, never111.8
6) Not sure20.3
Missing26 
TOTAL616100.0
152) (Not answered by respondents who answered "Never" to FREQSAB). When you take part in Sabbath-keeping activities, does that time ever include: enjoying nature? (ACTNATUR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, always518.3
2) Yes, usually16426.7
3) Yes, sometimes32052.0
4) Yes, rarely619.9
5) No, never172.8
6) Not sure20.3
Missing27 
TOTAL615100.0
153) (Not answered by respondents who answered "Never" to FREQSAB). When you take part in Sabbath-keeping activities, does that time ever include: playing? (ACTPLAY)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, always81.3
2) Yes, usually569.3
3) Yes, sometimes24640.9
4) Yes, rarely16627.6
5) No, never10817.9
6) Not sure183.0
Missing40 
TOTAL602100.0
154) (Not answered by respondents who answered "Never" to FREQSAB). When you take part in Sabbath-keeping activities, does that time ever include: fasting? (ACTFAST)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, always10.2
2) Yes, usually40.7
3) Yes, sometimes366.0
4) Yes, rarely10216.9
5) No, never44173.3
6) Not sure183.0
Missing40 
TOTAL602100.0
155) (Not answered by respondents who answered "Never" to FREQSAB). When you take part in Sabbath-keeping activities, does that time ever include: feasting? (ACTFEAST)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, always81.3
2) Yes, usually284.6
3) Yes, sometimes22436.9
4) Yes, rarely14223.4
5) No, never18730.8
6) Not sure183.0
Missing35 
TOTAL607100.0
156) (Not answered by respondents who answered "Never" to FREQSAB). Are there other activities in your life that you think of as Sabbath-keeping? (OTHRACT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes15125.9
2) No23440.1
3) Not sure19934.1
Missing58 
TOTAL584100.0
157) (Only asked of respondents who answered "Yes" to OTHRACT). What are some of these activities? Please list them. (OTHRACT1)
TOTAL%
1) Worship1511.1
2) Small church groups85.9
3) Church visitation53.7
4) Other church acts128.9
5) Other volunteer acts2619.3
6) Prayer/Meditation/Talking to God85.9
7) Planning for future activities-Church53.7
9) Learning/Education/Study32.2
10) Writing/Journaling53.7
11) Music listening/Art1511.1
12) Watching TV/Listening to radio21.5
13) Participating in sports/Exercise21.5
15) Other outdoor activities21.5
16) Recreation/Vacation/Traveling10.7
17) Time spent with family128.9
18) Visiting others53.7
19) Just experiencing life32.2
21) Breaking routine53.7
22) Household chores10.7
Missing507 
TOTAL135100.0
158) (Only asked of respondents who answered "Yes" to OTHRACT). What are some of these activities? Please list them. (OTHRACT2)
TOTAL%
1) Worship11.4
2) Small church groups79.6
3) Church visitation34.1
4) Other church acts1317.8
5) Other volunteer acts79.6
6) Prayer/Meditation/Talking to God45.5
7) Planning for future activities-Church11.4
8) Planning for future activities-General22.7
9) Learning/Education/Study68.2
10) Writing/Journaling22.7
11) Music listening/Art56.8
12) Watching TV/Listening to radio11.4
14) Riding in/Driving car11.4
15) Other outdoor activities45.5
16) Recreation/Vacation/Traveling11.4
17) Time spent with family79.6
18) Visiting others22.7
19) Just experiencing life34.1
20) Sex11.4
21) Breaking routine22.7
Missing569 
TOTAL73100.0
159) (Not answered by respondents who answered "Never" to FREQSAB). What sorts of practices do you find particularly helpful in your own efforts to incorporate Sabbath in your life? (Check up to three practices that are most helpful for you personally.) (PRACSAB1)
TOTAL%
1) Prayer49781.1
2) Meditation386.2
3) Being quiet, still; listening for God335.4
4) Just doing nothing101.6
5) A nap or extra sleeping81.3
6) Visiting others101.6
7) Reading the Bible50.8
8) Reading other faith-related materials30.5
9) Reading in general81.3
12) Enjoying nature10.2
Missing29 
TOTAL613100.0
160) (Not answered by respondents who answered "Never" to FREQSAB). What sorts of practices do you find particularly helpful in your own efforts to incorporate Sabbath in your life? (Check up to three practices that are most helpful for you personally.) (PRACSAB2)
TOTAL%
1) Prayer10.2
2) Meditation19231.5
3) Being quiet, still; listening for God11018.0
4) Just doing nothing122.0
5) A nap or extra sleeping172.8
6) Visiting others386.2
7) Reading the Bible12821.0
8) Reading other faith-related materials254.1
9) Reading in general325.2
10) Being alone223.6
11) Being with other people254.1
12) Enjoying nature71.1
13) Playing10.2
Missing32 
TOTAL610100.0
161) (Not answered by respondents who answered "Never" to FREQSAB). What sorts of practices do you find particularly helpful in your own efforts to incorporate Sabbath in your life? (Check up to three practices that are most helpful for you personally.) (PRACSAB3)
TOTAL%
2) Meditation10.2
3) Being quiet, still; listening for God9115.4
4) Just doing nothing81.4
5) A nap or extra sleeping132.2
6) Visiting others264.4
7) Reading the Bible10117.1
8) Reading other faith-related materials7913.4
9) Reading in general223.7
10) Being alone244.1
11) Being with other people8614.6
12) Enjoying nature12921.9
13) Playing71.2
15) Feasting20.3
Missing53 
TOTAL589100.0
162) How interested are you in increasing the amount of time you set aside for the practice of Sabbath-keeping? (INCTIME)
TOTAL%
1) Very interested13621.6
2) Generally interested25340.1
3) A little interested15624.7
4) Not too interested6410.1
5) Not at all interested91.4
6) Don't know132.1
Missing11 
TOTAL631100.0
163) How important do you think it is for Christians to regularly practice Sabbath-keeping? (IMPTSAB)
TOTAL%
1) Very important38160.2
2) Important22034.8
3) Not too important253.9
4) Not at all important20.3
5) Not sure50.8
Missing9 
TOTAL633100.0
164) Would you favor or oppose the church's encouraging people of faith to spend more time in the practice of Sabbath-keeping? (ENCRGSAB)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly favor28445.0
2) Favor21433.9
3) Tend to favor9114.4
4) Neither favor nor oppose325.1
5) Tend to oppose40.6
6) Oppose61.0
Missing11 
TOTAL631100.0
165) In the last year, did you ever work for pay in a job or call (including at a church) on a Sunday? (WORKSUN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes16826.8
2) No45973.2
Missing15 
TOTAL627100.0
166) (Answered only by respondents who answered "Yes" to WORKSUN.) On approximately how many Sundays did you work for pay? (MANYSUN)
TOTAL%
1) 116.7
2) 1811.0
3) 148.5
4) 169.8
5) 116.7
6) 84.9
7) 31.8
8) 127.3
9) 10.6
10) 106.1
12) 53.0
13) 10.6
14) 10.6
15) 74.3
17) 21.2
20) 137.9
25) 74.3
26) 31.8
30) 63.7
32) 10.6
35) 21.2
40) 42.4
45) 10.6
46) 10.6
48) 31.8
50) 10.6
52) 21.2
Missing478 
TOTAL164100.0
167) (Answered only by respondents who answered "Yes" to WORKSUN.) On a typical working Sunday, how many hours did you spend at your job/call? (MANYHOUR)
TOTAL%
0) 21.2
1) 116.6
2) 2313.8
3) 3319.8
4) 3018.0
5) 1710.2
6) 106.0
8) 2615.6
9) 21.2
10) 53.0
11) 10.6
12) 53.0
24) 10.6
26) 10.6
Missing475 
TOTAL167100.0
168) (Answered only by respondents who answered "Yes" to WORKSUN.) Where did you perform your work duties? - at a church (WRKCHRCH)
TOTAL%
1) Checked23100.0
Missing619 
TOTAL23100.0
169) (Answered only by respondents who answered "Yes" to WORKSUN.) Where did you perform your work duties? - at a retail business (WRKRETAL)
TOTAL%
1) Checked15100.0
Missing627 
TOTAL15100.0
170) (Answered only by respondents who answered "Yes" to WORKSUN.) Where did you perform your work duties? - at a factory/manufacturing facility (WRKFACT)
TOTAL%
1) Checked5100.0
Missing637 
TOTAL5100.0
171) (Answered only by respondents who answered "Yes" to WORKSUN.) Where did you perform your work duties? - at an office away from home (WRKOFFIC)
TOTAL%
1) Checked100100.0
Missing542 
TOTAL100100.0
172) (Answered only by respondents who answered "Yes" to WORKSUN.) Where did you perform your work duties? - at home/home office (WRKHOME)
TOTAL%
1) Checked58100.0
Missing584 
TOTAL58100.0
173) (Answered only by respondents who answered "Yes" to WORKSUN.) Where did you perform your work duties? - other (WRKOTHER)
TOTAL%
1) Checked22100.0
Missing620 
TOTAL22100.0
174) (Answered only by respondents who answered "Yes" to WORKSUN.) When you worked for pay on Sunday over the last year, how often did you set aside time on another day of the week for rest or Sabbath-keeping? (OTHERDAY)
TOTAL%
1) Always106.0
2) Usually2313.8
3) Occasionally2917.4
4) Rarely5029.9
5) Never5532.9
Missing475 
TOTAL167100.0
175) To what extent do you agree or disagree with this statement: The only way to observe Sabbath is by setting aside a whole day each week. (AGDAY)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree386.0
2) Agree14322.6
3) Neither agree nor disagree13220.9
4) Disagree25941.0
5) Strongly disagree558.7
6) No opinion50.8
Missing10 
TOTAL632100.0
176) To what extent do you agree or disagree with this statement: The idea of keeping or practicing Sabbath is out of date in our post-modern society. (AGOUTDAT)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree71.1
2) Agree609.5
3) Neither agree nor disagree9114.4
4) Disagree32351.0
5) Strongly disagree14823.4
6) No opinion40.6
Missing9 
TOTAL633100.0
177) To what extent do you agree or disagree with this statement: Presbyterians a generation or two back took observance of the Sabbath more seriously than we do today. (AGSERIUS)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree16225.7
2) Agree37559.5
3) Neither agree nor disagree487.6
4) Disagree243.8
5) Strongly disagree10.2
6) No opinion203.2
Missing12 
TOTAL630100.0
178) To what extent do you agree or disagree with this statement: It's difficult for me to find time for Sabbath-keeping. (AGNOTIME)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree121.9
2) Agree14823.6
3) Neither agree nor disagree9415.0
4) Disagree29847.5
5) Strongly disagree7211.5
6) No opinion30.5
Missing15 
TOTAL627100.0
179) To what extent do you agree or disagree with this statement: I don't feel a need for Sabbath-keeping in my life. (AGNONEED)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree61.0
2) Agree193.0
3) Neither agree nor disagree325.1
4) Disagree35256.3
5) Strongly disagree21534.4
6) No opinion10.2
Missing17 
TOTAL625100.0
180) To what extent do you agree or disagree with this statement: I wish there were more than 24 hours in a day. (AGMORHRS)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree599.4
2) Agree10917.4
3) Neither agree nor disagree9515.2
4) Disagree22235.5
5) Strongly disagree10917.4
6) No opinion315.0
Missing17 
TOTAL625100.0
181) To what extent do you agree or disagree with this statement: I'm frequently so busy I don't have time to stop and think. (AGSOBUSY)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree304.8
2) Agree19831.4
3) Neither agree nor disagree7912.5
4) Disagree24338.6
5) Strongly disagree7211.4
6) No opinion81.3
Missing12 
TOTAL630100.0
182) To what extent do you agree or disagree with this statement: For me, the practice of Sabbath-keeping has grown easier over the years. (AGEASIER)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree477.5
2) Agree23537.4
3) Neither agree nor disagree16426.1
4) Disagree15124.0
5) Strongly disagree233.7
6) No opinion81.3
Missing14 
TOTAL628100.0
183) To what extent do you agree or disagree with this statement: I don't usually get enough sleep. (AGSLEEP)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree284.5
2) Agree19531.3
3) Neither agree nor disagree7612.2
4) Disagree26442.3
5) Strongly disagree548.7
6) No opinion71.1
Missing18 
TOTAL624100.0
184) To what extent do you agree or disagree with this statement: The failure to keep Sabbath leads to the exploitation of some people. (AGFAILUR)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree396.2
2) Agree24839.3
3) Neither agree nor disagree19631.1
4) Disagree8413.3
5) Strongly disagree132.1
6) No opinion518.1
Missing11 
TOTAL631100.0
185) To what extent do you agree or disagree with this statement: We should observe the Sabbath because God has commanded it. (AGCOMAND)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree15524.6
2) Agree33452.9
3) Neither agree nor disagree9414.9
4) Disagree365.7
5) Strongly disagree50.8
6) No opinion71.1
Missing11 
TOTAL631100.0
186) To what extent do you agree or disagree with this statement: My congregation encourages people to set aside time for Sabbath-keeping. (AGCONG)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree487.6
2) Agree30648.4
3) Neither agree nor disagree14723.3
4) Disagree9414.9
5) Strongly disagree101.6
6) No opinion274.3
Missing10 
TOTAL632100.0
187) To what extent do you agree or disagree with this statement: I have developed my own Sabbath-keeping practices without much help from my church. (AGNOHELP)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree213.3
2) Agree17627.7
3) Neither agree nor disagree17327.2
4) Disagree22435.3
5) Strongly disagree304.7
6) No opinion111.7
Missing7 
TOTAL635100.0
188) To what extent do you agree or disagree with this statement: God intends Sabbath as a gift for us to enjoy. (AGGIFT)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree18128.8
2) Agree36858.5
3) Neither agree nor disagree528.3
4) Disagree182.9
5) Strongly disagree10.2
6) No opinion91.4
Missing13 
TOTAL629100.0
189) To what extent do you agree or disagree with this statement: Sabbath-keeping is less what we do and more our state of mind as we do things. (AGMRMIND)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree568.9
2) Agree32250.9
3) Neither agree nor disagree14422.8
4) Disagree8613.6
5) Strongly disagree132.1
6) No opinion111.7
Missing10 
TOTAL632100.0
190) To what extent do you agree or disagree with this statement: I'd be more likely to practice Sabbath-keeping regularly if I knew others at my church were doing so, too. (AGPRACTC)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree20.3
2) Agree518.0
3) Neither agree nor disagree17227.1
4) Disagree28244.5
5) Strongly disagree10416.4
6) No opinion233.6
Missing8 
TOTAL634100.0
191) To what extent do you agree or disagree with this statement: The failure to keep the Sabbath contributes to the commercialism of our society. (AGCOMRCL)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree15023.6
2) Agree32050.4
3) Neither agree nor disagree9815.4
4) Disagree528.2
5) Strongly disagree81.3
6) No opinion71.1
Missing7 
TOTAL635100.0
192) In the United States generally, compared to today, do you believe that 25 years from now Sunday will be: (1) more a time of Sabbath-keeping, (2) less a time of Sabbath-keeping, (3) that there will be no significant change in Sabbath-keeping on Sunday, or (4) you're not sure. (US25)
TOTAL%
1) More7111.2
2) Less32150.5
3) No change9815.4
4) Not sure14623.0
Missing6 
TOTAL636100.0
193) By Christians in the U.S., generally, compared to today, do you believe that 25 years from now Sunday will be: (1) more a time of Sabbath-keeping, (2) less a time of Sabbath-keeping, (3) that there will be no significant change in Sabbath-keeping on Sunday, or (4) you're not sure. (CRSTUS25)
TOTAL%
1) More14222.4
2) Less19330.5
3) No change15825.0
4) Not sure14022.1
Missing9 
TOTAL633100.0
194) By Presbyterians in the U.S., generally, compared to today, do you believe that 25 years from now Sunday will be: (1) more a time of Sabbath-keeping, (2) less a time of Sabbath-keeping, (3) that there will be no significant change in Sabbath-keeping on Sunday, or (4) you're not sure. (PRESUS25)
TOTAL%
1) More11518.1
2) Less20031.5
3) No change16526.0
4) Not sure15424.3
Missing8 
TOTAL634100.0
195) By members of your congregation, compared to today, do you believe that 25 years from now Sunday will be: (1) more a time of Sabbath-keeping, (2) less a time of Sabbath-keeping, (3) that there will be no significant change in Sabbath-keeping on Sunday, or (4) you're not sure. (MEMCNG25)
TOTAL%
1) More13421.2
2) Less15023.7
3) No change19130.2
4) Not sure15825.0
Missing9 
TOTAL633100.0
196) By you and your family, compared to today, do you believe that 25 years from now Sunday will be: (1) more a time of Sabbath-keeping, (2) less a time of Sabbath-keeping, (3) that there will be no significant change in Sabbath-keeping on Sunday, or (4) you're not sure. (FAMLIY25)
TOTAL%
1) More20232.0
2) Less6810.8
3) No change23336.9
4) Not sure12820.3
Missing11 
TOTAL631100.0
197) Sample (SAMPLE)
TOTAL%
2) Elders642100.0
TOTAL642100.0
198) Old code (OLDCODE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL633899.867520
199) How many years have you been a member of your current congregation? (YEARSMEM)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL62920.88915
200) How far do you live from your congregation? (FARLIVE)
TOTAL%
0) Less than one mile10.2
1) 14122.9
2) 10316.7
3) 10216.6
4) 447.2
5) 7412.0
6) 233.7
7) 223.6
8) 182.9
9) 91.5
10) 284.6
11) 40.7
12) 132.1
13) 10.2
14) 20.3
15) 101.6
16) 20.3
17) 20.3
18) 30.5
20) 50.8
22) 20.3
25) 20.3
26) 10.2
35) 20.3
75) 10.2
Missing27 
TOTAL615100.0
201) How often do you attend your congregation's Sunday worship services? (ATTNDSUN)
TOTAL%
1) Never10.2
3) Once or twice a year10.2
4) Several times a year10.2
5) Once a month50.8
6) Two to three times a month507.9
7) Nearly every week34254.1
8) Every week23236.7
Missing10 
TOTAL632100.0
202) What is the approximate membership of the congregation(s) you attend? (MEMMEM)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL6061059.7281666
203) Have you ever been ordained an elder in the Presbyterian Church? (ORDELDER)
TOTAL%
1) No30.5
2) Yes62299.5
Missing17 
TOTAL625100.0
204) (ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ANSWERED 1="YES" TO ORDELDER) Are you now serving on session? (SRVELDER)
TOTAL%
1) No599.4
2) Yes57290.6
Missing11 
TOTAL631100.0
205) Have you ever been ordained a deacon in the Presbyterian Church? (ORDDECON)
TOTAL%
1) No35056.4
2) Yes27143.6
Missing21 
TOTAL621100.0
206) (ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ANSWERED 1="YES" TO ORDDECON) Are you currently serving on the board of deacons? (SRVDECON)
TOTAL%
1) No28397.3
2) Yes82.7
Missing351 
TOTAL291100.0
207) Do you hold the following position in church? - Chair of congregational committee or task force (POSCHAIR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked32150.7
1) Checked31249.3
Missing9 
TOTAL633100.0
208) Do you hold the following position in church? - Member of congregational committee or task force (POSFORCE)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked28144.4
1) Checked35255.6
Missing9 
TOTAL633100.0
209) Do you hold the following position in church? - Member of presbytery, synod, or General Assembly committee or task force (POSPRSBY)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked57090.0
1) Checked6310.0
Missing9 
TOTAL633100.0
210) Do you hold the following position in church? - Officer of men's, women's, or youth group (POSOFFCR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked50679.9
1) Checked12720.1
Missing9 
TOTAL633100.0
211) Do you hold the following position in church? - Organist or choir director (POSORGST)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked62398.4
1) Checked101.6
Missing9 
TOTAL633100.0
212) Do you hold the following position in church? - Member of choir (POSCHOIR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked50980.4
1) Checked12419.6
Missing9 
TOTAL633100.0
213) Do you hold the following position in church? - Other (POSOTHER)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked54085.3
1) Checked9314.7
Missing9 
TOTAL633100.0
214) Do you hold the following position in church? - Sunday school teacher (POSTCHR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked56288.8
1) Checked7111.2
Missing9 
TOTAL633100.0
215) 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 checked53785.1
1) Checked9414.9
Missing11 
TOTAL631100.0
216) 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 checked49378.0
1) Checked13922.0
Missing10 
TOTAL632100.0
217) 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 checked36758.1
1) Checked26541.9
Missing10 
TOTAL632100.0
218) 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 checked48176.0
1) Checked15224.0
Missing9 
TOTAL633100.0
219) 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 checked7812.4
1) Checked55387.6
Missing11 
TOTAL631100.0
220) 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 checked55587.8
1) Checked7712.2
Missing10 
TOTAL632100.0
221) 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 checked55487.5
1) Checked7912.5
Missing9 
TOTAL633100.0
222) 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 checked55988.3
1) Checked7411.7
Missing9 
TOTAL633100.0
223) 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 checked61997.8
1) Checked142.2
Missing9 
TOTAL633100.0
224) 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 checked47875.6
1) Checked15424.4
Missing10 
TOTAL632100.0
225) 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 checked52883.4
1) Checked10516.6
Missing9 
TOTAL633100.0
226) 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 checked61497.0
1) Checked193.0
Missing9 
TOTAL633100.0
227) 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 checked62999.4
1) Checked40.6
Missing9 
TOTAL633100.0
228) 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 checked61497.0
1) Checked193.0
Missing9 
TOTAL633100.0
229) 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 checked63199.7
1) Checked20.3
Missing9 
TOTAL633100.0
230) 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 hours223.5
2) One to two hours6710.7
3) Three to five hours18529.5
4) Six to ten hours19330.8
5) Eleven to twenty hours11217.9
6) More than twenty hours487.7
Missing15 
TOTAL627100.0
231) 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 hours213.3
2) One to two hours9815.6
3) Three to five hours17427.8
4) Six to ten hours17928.5
5) Eleven to twenty hours7912.6
6) More than twenty hours7612.1
Missing15 
TOTAL627100.0
232) 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 hours29247.5
2) One to two hours12420.2
3) Three to five hours11618.9
4) Six to ten hours447.2
5) Eleven to twenty hours182.9
6) More than twenty hours213.4
Missing27 
TOTAL615100.0
233) 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 hours21935.4
2) One to two hours14924.1
3) Three to five hours12319.9
4) Six to ten hours609.7
5) Eleven to twenty hours355.7
6) More than twenty hours325.2
Missing24 
TOTAL618100.0
234) 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 more28545.2
2) About the same participation29446.6
3) Participate less528.2
Missing11 
TOTAL631100.0
235) How likely is it that you will be a part of your current congregation five years from now? (ACT5YRS)
TOTAL%
1) Very likely49378.0
2) Likely7912.5
3) Not sure355.5
4) Not at all likely91.4
5) Not very likely162.5
Missing10 
TOTAL632100.0
236) (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 important1952.8
2) Important25.6
3) Not very important38.3
4) Not at all important1233.3
Missing606 
TOTAL36100.0
237) (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 important621.4
2) Important621.4
3) Not very important517.9
4) Not at all important1139.3
Missing614 
TOTAL28100.0
238) (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 important27.7
2) Important415.4
3) Not very important623.1
4) Not at all important1453.8
Missing616 
TOTAL26100.0
239) (ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ANSWERED THAT THEY ARE "NOT VERY" OR "NOT AT ALL LIKELY" TO BE A PART OF THEIR CURRENT CONGREGATION FIVE YEARS FROM NOW) Rate the importance of the following factor in your likelihood of leaving: I am getting married and will switch to my spouse's church. (LVSPOUSE)
TOTAL%
3) Not very important14.0
4) Not at all important2496.0
Missing617 
TOTAL25100.0
240) (ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ANSWERED THAT THEY ARE "NOT VERY" OR "NOT AT ALL LIKELY" TO BE A PART OF THEIR CURRENT CONGREGATION FIVE YEARS FROM NOW) Rate the importance of the following factor in your likelihood of leaving: I don't like the programs that it currently offers. (LVPRGRMS)
TOTAL%
1) Very important28.0
2) Important624.0
3) Not very important28.0
4) Not at all important1560.0
Missing617 
TOTAL25100.0
241) (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 important724.1
2) Important310.3
3) Not very important26.9
4) Not at all important1758.6
Missing613 
TOTAL29100.0
242) (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 important622.2
2) Important27.4
3) Not very important13.7
4) Not at all important1866.7
Missing615 
TOTAL27100.0
243) (ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ANSWERED THAT THEY ARE "NOT VERY" OR "NOT AT ALL LIKELY" TO BE A PART OF THEIR CURRENT CONGREGATION FIVE YEARS FROM NOW) Rate the importance of the following factor in your likelihood of leaving: I've been drifting away from church and I think that will continue. (LVDRIFT)
TOTAL%
1) Very important28.3
2) Important14.2
3) Not very important14.2
4) Not at all important2083.3
Missing618 
TOTAL24100.0
244) (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 concerns550.0
2) Denomination330.0
3) All else220.0
Missing632 
TOTAL10100.0
245) During your life, have you ever been a member of a congregation affiliated with a denomination other than Presbyterian? (DENOMOTH)
TOTAL%
1) No25440.5
2) Yes37359.5
Missing15 
TOTAL627100.0
246) (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
TOTAL40530.74818
247) (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 checked55788.4
1) Checked7311.6
Missing12 
TOTAL630100.0
248) (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 checked61196.7
1) Checked213.3
Missing10 
TOTAL632100.0
249) (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 checked60495.6
1) Checked284.4
Missing10 
TOTAL632100.0
250) (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 checked62999.4
1) Checked40.6
Missing9 
TOTAL633100.0
251) (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 checked58592.4
1) Checked487.6
Missing9 
TOTAL633100.0
252) (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 checked49478.0
1) Checked13922.0
Missing9 
TOTAL633100.0
253) (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 checked61797.5
1) Checked162.5
Missing9 
TOTAL633100.0
254) (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 checked60495.4
1) Checked294.6
Missing9 
TOTAL633100.0
255) (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 checked59594.0
1) Checked386.0
Missing9 
TOTAL633100.0
256) (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 checked57390.5
1) Checked609.5
Missing9 
TOTAL633100.0
257) When you were a teenager, how often did your father attend religious services? (DADREL)
TOTAL%
1) Never8213.3
2) Less than once a year335.3
3) Once or twice a year7011.3
4) Several times a year487.8
5) About once a month223.6
6) Two to three times a month548.7
7) Nearly every week15525.1
8) Every week13121.2
9) Don't know/not applicable233.7
Missing24 
TOTAL618100.0
258) When you were a teenager, how often did your mother attend religious services? (MOMREL)
TOTAL%
1) Never477.7
2) Less than once a year183.0
3) Once or twice a year457.4
4) Several times a year437.1
5) About once a month315.1
6) Two to three times a month6310.4
7) Nearly every week19331.7
8) Every week16326.8
9) Don't know/not applicable50.8
Missing34 
TOTAL608100.0
259) 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) Baptist6310.1
2) Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)193.0
3) Episcopalian152.4
4) Friends (Quaker)20.3
5) Lutheran396.2
6) Methodist9515.2
7) Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), PCUS, UPCUSA, or UPCNA28245.1
8) Reformed71.1
9) Roman Catholic254.0
10) UCC (United Church of Christ/Congregational)182.9
11) None203.2
12) Other396.2
99) More than one selected10.2
Missing17 
TOTAL625100.0
260) Were you raised in the congregation you currently belong to? (CONGRAIS)
TOTAL%
1) No53684.8
2) Yes9615.2
Missing10 
TOTAL632100.0
261) Which of the following terms best describes your current stand on theological issues? (THELVIEW)
TOTAL%
1) Very conservative396.2
2) Conservative21333.8
3) Moderate27744.0
4) Liberal8713.8
5) Very liberal142.2
Missing12 
TOTAL630100.0
262) Have you ever tried to encourage someone to believe in Jesus Christ or to accept Him as a personal savior? (SAVIOR)
TOTAL%
1) No19531.0
2) Yes43569.0
Missing12 
TOTAL630100.0
263) 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) No34254.9
2) Yes28145.1
Missing19 
TOTAL623100.0
264) Which of the following statements best describes your view of the Bible? (Please choose only one) (BBLVIEW)
TOTAL%
1) It is an important piece of literature, but is largely irrelevant to our lives today.20.3
2) It is the record of many people's experience with God and is a useful guide for individual Christians in their search for basic moral and religious teachings.10416.5
3) It is the Word of God and its stories and teaching provide a powerful motivation as we work toward God's reign in the world.30448.3
4) It is the inspired, authoritative Word of God that is without error in all that it says about faith and morals.15424.4
5) It is the inspired Word of God, without error not only in matters of faith, but also in historical, scientific, geographic, and other secular matters.6310.0
9) More than one selected30.5
Missing12 
TOTAL630100.0
265) Do you think there is a heaven, where people who have led good lives are eternally rewarded? (HEAVEN)
TOTAL%
1) No467.4
2) Yes49780.4
3) Not sure7512.1
Missing24 
TOTAL618100.0
266) 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) No11017.7
2) Yes31651.0
3) Not sure19431.3
Missing22 
TOTAL620100.0
267) 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) Essential22235.2
2) Very important24639.0
3) Somewhat important14422.8
4) Not at all important193.0
Missing11 
TOTAL631100.0
268) 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) Essential33553.2
2) Very important22034.9
3) Somewhat important7311.6
4) Not at all important20.3
Missing12 
TOTAL630100.0
269) 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) Essential7111.3
2) Very important29446.7
3) Somewhat important23036.6
4) Not at all important345.4
Missing13 
TOTAL629100.0
270) 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) Essential16626.4
2) Very important38661.5
3) Somewhat important7411.8
4) Not at all important20.3
Missing14 
TOTAL628100.0
271) When you think about the qualities of a good Christian life, how important is the following to you? - Attending church regularly (LIFECHRC)
TOTAL%
1) Essential25640.8
2) Very important29847.5
3) Somewhat important6911.0
4) Not at all important50.8
Missing14 
TOTAL628100.0
272) 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) Essential15724.8
2) Very important27844.0
3) Somewhat important18228.8
4) Not at all important152.4
Missing10 
TOTAL632100.0
273) 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) Essential47374.8
2) Very important15424.4
3) Somewhat important50.8
Missing10 
TOTAL632100.0
274) When you think about priorities for your congregation's activities in the community, how important is the following to you? - Supporting social action groups and ministries (PRISOCIA)
TOTAL%
1) Essential8313.2
2) Very important28144.7
3) Somewhat important22736.1
4) Not at all important375.9
Missing14 
TOTAL628100.0
275) 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) Essential14022.3
2) Very important34755.2
3) Somewhat important12720.2
4) Not at all important152.4
Missing13 
TOTAL629100.0
276) 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) Essential23136.6
2) Very important36658.0
3) Somewhat important345.4
Missing11 
TOTAL631100.0
277) 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) Essential10416.6
2) Very important31149.7
3) Somewhat important19431.0
4) Not at all important172.7
Missing16 
TOTAL626100.0
278) 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) Essential13922.1
2) Very important30849.0
3) Somewhat important16626.4
4) Not at all important162.5
Missing13 
TOTAL629100.0
279) 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) Essential10116.3
2) Very important21134.0
3) Somewhat important20533.1
4) Not at all important10316.6
Missing22 
TOTAL620100.0
280) 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 agree416.6
2) Agree12019.2
3) Not sure6911.1
4) Disagree28245.2
5) Strongly disagree11217.9
Missing18 
TOTAL624100.0
281) 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 agree233.7
2) Agree10015.9
3) Not sure12219.5
4) Disagree21534.3
5) Strongly disagree16726.6
Missing15 
TOTAL627100.0
282) Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with the following statement: There is a life beyond death. (AGDEATH)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree42667.4
2) Agree15224.1
3) Not sure487.6
4) Disagree50.8
5) Strongly disagree10.2
Missing10 
TOTAL632100.0
283) 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 agree30949.0
2) Agree16626.3
3) Not sure8313.2
4) Disagree619.7
5) Strongly disagree121.9
Missing11 
TOTAL631100.0
284) 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 agree17728.4
2) Agree10416.7
3) Not sure16426.3
4) Disagree12319.7
5) Strongly disagree558.8
Missing19 
TOTAL623100.0
285) 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 agree162.6
2) Agree497.9
3) Not sure6310.1
4) Disagree22035.4
5) Strongly disagree27344.0
Missing21 
TOTAL621100.0
286) 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 agree132.1
2) Agree7912.6
3) Not sure7311.6
4) Disagree33152.8
5) Strongly disagree13120.9
Missing15 
TOTAL627100.0
287) 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 agree20633.0
2) Agree36658.6
3) Not sure365.8
4) Disagree132.1
5) Strongly disagree40.6
Missing17 
TOTAL625100.0
288) 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 agree101.6
2) Agree558.8
3) Not sure15725.0
4) Disagree23437.3
5) Strongly disagree17227.4
Missing14 
TOTAL628100.0
289) Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with the following statement: Belief in Jesus Christ is only one of many ways to find salvation. (AGSALVTN)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree375.9
2) Agree15124.2
3) Not sure9615.4
4) Disagree16226.0
5) Strongly disagree17728.4
Missing19 
TOTAL623100.0
290) Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with the following statement: The Devil (Satan) really exists. (AGDEVIL)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree17928.5
2) Agree21734.6
3) Not sure14623.3
4) Disagree558.8
5) Strongly disagree304.8
Missing15 
TOTAL627100.0
291) Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with the following statement: Jesus was born of a virgin. (AGBORN)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree27543.8
2) Agree22335.5
3) Not sure9915.8
4) Disagree223.5
5) Strongly disagree91.4
Missing14 
TOTAL628100.0
292) 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 agree30748.9
2) Agree20632.8
3) Not sure9114.5
4) Disagree182.9
5) Strongly disagree61.0
Missing14 
TOTAL628100.0
293) Do you consider yourself a "born-again" Christian? (BORNAGN)
TOTAL%
1) No35356.3
2) Yes20332.4
3) Not sure7111.3
Missing15 
TOTAL627100.0
294) People have differing views on how Christians ought to act in their daily lives. Please indicate how much you would admire or disapprove of someone who acted in this way: drinks alcohol in moderation. (ACTALCL)
TOTAL%
1) Admire71.1
2) Think is all right48977.5
3) Mildly disapprove11418.1
4) Highly disapprove213.3
Missing11 
TOTAL631100.0
295) 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) Admire12720.3
2) Think is all right44170.3
3) Mildly disapprove579.1
4) Highly disapprove20.3
Missing15 
TOTAL627100.0
296) 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) Admire18930.3
2) Think is all right37259.7
3) Mildly disapprove569.0
4) Highly disapprove61.0
Missing19 
TOTAL623100.0
297) 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) Admire50.8
2) Think is all right7411.7
3) Mildly disapprove27744.0
4) Highly disapprove27443.5
Missing12 
TOTAL630100.0
298) People have differing views on how Christians ought to act in their daily lives. Please indicate how much you would admire or disapprove of someone who acted in this way: thinks s/he is better than others. (ACTBETR)
TOTAL%
1) Admire10.2
2) Think is all right20.3
3) Mildly disapprove21133.6
4) Highly disapprove41465.9
Missing14 
TOTAL628100.0
299) 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) Admire10.2
2) Think is all right9815.7
3) Mildly disapprove18930.3
4) Highly disapprove33653.8
Missing18 
TOTAL624100.0
300) 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) Admire61.0
2) Think is all right12520.0
3) Mildly disapprove16426.2
4) Highly disapprove33052.8
Missing17 
TOTAL625100.0
301) 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) Admire24639.2
2) Think is all right32852.2
3) Mildly disapprove457.2
4) Highly disapprove91.4
Missing14 
TOTAL628100.0
302) People have differing views on how Christians ought to act in their daily lives. Please indicate how much you would admire or disapprove of someone who acted in this way: cheats on her/his income tax. (ACTTAX)
TOTAL%
2) Think is all right20.3
3) Mildly disapprove12620.0
4) Highly disapprove50379.7
Missing11 
TOTAL631100.0
303) 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 approval29246.2
2) Probably favor approval10616.8
3) Not sure6310.0
4) Probably do not favor approval7812.3
5) Definitely do not favor approval9314.7
Missing10 
TOTAL632100.0
304) What is your sex? (GENDER)
TOTAL%
1) Female32551.4
2) Male30748.6
Missing10 
TOTAL632100.0
305) What is your present age? (AGE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL62856.98412
306) 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 farm7011.1
2) On a farm243.8
3) In a small city or town (under 50,000)19631.1
4) In a medium-size city (50,000-250,000)8213.0
5) In a suburb near a medium-size city538.4
6) In a large city (over 250,000)7812.4
7) In a suburb near a large city12720.2
Missing12 
TOTAL630100.0
307) What is your employment status? (YOUREMP1)
TOTAL%
1) Employed full time25340.0
2) Employed part time619.7
3) Self-employed558.7
4) Unemployed40.6
5) Retired20332.1
6) Full-time homemaker518.1
7) Student10.2
8) Other (specify)40.6
Missing10 
TOTAL632100.0
308) What is your employment status? (YOUREMP2)
TOTAL%
2) Employed part time22.5
3) Self-employed2025.3
5) Retired1822.8
6) Full-time homemaker2632.9
7) Student33.8
8) Other (specify)1012.7
Missing563 
TOTAL79100.0
309) 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
TOTAL38539.35815
310) What is your present marital status? (MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Married54086.0
2) Not married8814.0
Missing14 
TOTAL628100.0
311) (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 married2123.1
2) Yes, am now widowed3639.6
3) Yes, am now divorced3033.0
4) Both Widowed and divorced44.4
Missing551 
TOTAL91100.0
312) If you are now married or have ever been married in the past: How old were you when you first married? (If married more than once, answer in terms of your first marriage.) (AGEMARR)
TOTAL%
16) 10.2
17) 61.0
18) 244.0
19) 355.8
20) 6711.1
21) 7412.3
22) 9916.4
23) 6010.0
24) 457.5
25) 569.3
26) 416.8
27) 264.3
28) 142.3
29) 142.3
30) 81.3
31) 30.5
32) 71.2
33) 40.7
34) 20.3
35) 20.3
36) 40.7
37) 20.3
38) 10.2
39) 20.3
41) 20.3
42) 10.2
43) 10.2
44) 10.2
68) 10.2
Missing39 
TOTAL603100.0
313) (ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO RESPONDED THAT THEY ARE CURRENTLY MARRIED) If currently married: Have you had a previous marriage (or marriages)? (PREVMARG)
TOTAL%
1) No44585.1
2) Yes, was widowed132.5
3) Yes, was divorced6011.5
4) Both widowed and divorced51.0
Missing119 
TOTAL523100.0
314) (ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ARE MARRIED) Overall, how often does your husband or wife attend Sunday worship services? (SPSSUN)
TOTAL%
1) Never122.3
2) Less than once a year61.1
3) Once or twice a year132.4
4) Several times a year224.1
5) About once a month152.8
6) Two to three times a month417.7
7) Nearly every week26549.9
8) Every week15729.6
Missing111 
TOTAL531100.0
315) (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) No499.2
2) Yes48390.8
Missing110 
TOTAL532100.0
316) (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 do2340.4
2) Generally attends another congregation915.8
3) Sometimes attends my congregation, sometimes another47.0
4) Usually does not attend2136.8
Missing585 
TOTAL57100.0
317) (ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ARE MARRIED) Please indicate the faith in which your husband or wife was raised. (If more than one, select the one in which she or he was most involved.) (SPSRAISD)
TOTAL%
1) Baptist5911.3
2) Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)122.3
3) Episcopalian173.3
5) Lutheran356.7
6) Methodist8616.5
7) Presbyterian18234.9
8) Reformed61.1
9) Roman Catholic417.9
10) United Church of Christ214.0
11) None254.8
12) Other387.3
Missing120 
TOTAL522100.0
318) (ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ARE MARRIED) Please indicate your husband or wife's current religious affiliation. (SPSCURNT)
TOTAL%
1) Baptist30.6
3) Episcopalian10.2
5) Lutheran20.4
6) Methodist10.2
7) Presbyterian43693.0
9) Roman Catholic102.1
10) United Church of Christ10.2
11) None143.0
12) Other10.2
Missing173 
TOTAL469100.0
319) (ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ARE MARRIED) Please indicate your spouse's employment status. (SPSEMP1)
TOTAL%
1) Employed full time19637.1
2) Employed part time5410.2
3) Self-employed448.3
4) Unemployed20.4
5) Retired15128.5
6) Full-time homemaker7814.7
8) Other40.8
Missing113 
TOTAL529100.0
320) (ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ARE MARRIED) Please indicate your spouse's employment status. (SPSEMP2)
TOTAL%
1) Employed full time11.9
2) Employed part time23.8
3) Self-employed1732.7
4) Unemployed11.9
5) Retired611.5
6) Full-time homemaker1834.6
7) Student23.8
8) Other59.6
Missing590 
TOTAL52100.0
321) (ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ARE MARRIED) If your husband or wife is employed full time, part time, or self-employed, please indicate the average hours worked per week over the last year. (SPSAVGHR)
TOTAL%
0) None154.8
2) 20.6
4) 10.3
5) 10.3
6) 10.3
8) 31.0
9) 20.6
10) 31.0
12) 20.6
13) 10.3
15) 31.0
16) 61.9
18) 10.3
20) 227.1
22) 10.3
24) 10.3
25) 31.0
30) 154.8
31) 10.3
32) 20.6
33) 10.3
35) 113.5
36) 10.3
38) 31.0
40) 7925.5
41) 10.3
42) 20.6
43) 10.3
44) 41.3
45) 268.4
46) 10.3
48) 10.3
50) 4614.8
53) 10.3
55) 165.2
58) 10.3
60) 175.5
62) 10.3
65) 31.0
70) 20.6
72) 10.3
80) 31.0
86) 10.3
90) 10.3
Missing332 
TOTAL310100.0
322) How many children have you had? (KIDS)
TOTAL%
0) None7211.4
1) One599.3
2) Two23937.8
3) Three16826.5
4) Four6410.1
5) Five243.8
6) Six50.8
7) Seven20.3
Missing9 
TOTAL633100.0
323) What age were you, approximately, when your first child was born? (AGEKID)
TOTAL%
17) 10.2
18) 61.1
19) 122.1
20) 213.8
21) 295.2
22) 427.5
23) 468.2
24) 498.8
25) 6812.2
26) 549.7
27) 437.7
28) 325.7
29) 315.5
30) 458.1
31) 132.3
32) 173.0
33) 81.4
34) 71.3
35) 122.1
36) 40.7
37) 81.4
38) 61.1
40) 30.5
41) 10.2
44) 10.2
Missing83 
TOTAL559100.0
324) Do you have any legally adopted children? (ADPTKIDS)
TOTAL%
1) No58492.4
2) Yes487.6
Missing10 
TOTAL632100.0
325) (ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE LEGALLY ADOPTED CHILDREN) How many legally adopted children do you have? (ADPTMANY)
TOTAL%
1) One2961.7
2) Two1531.9
3) Three12.1
4) Four12.1
5) Five12.1
Missing595 
TOTAL47100.0
326) Do you have any stepchildren (that is, did your spouse already have children at the time of your marriage)? (STEPKIDS)
TOTAL%
1) No53288.5
2) Yes6911.5
Missing41 
TOTAL601100.0
327) (ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE STEPCHILDREN) How many stepchildren do you have? (STEPMANY)
TOTAL%
1) One2129.6
2) Two2940.8
3) Three1622.5
4) Four22.8
5) Five34.2
Missing571 
TOTAL71100.0
328) 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.6610.5
2) Two of us35155.7
3) Three of us9114.4
4) Four of us8313.2
5) Five of us314.9
6) Six of us50.8
7) Seven or more of us30.5
Missing12 
TOTAL630100.0
329) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are: aged under six years? (HOLD6)
TOTAL%
0) None9565.1
1) One3322.6
2) Two1611.0
3) Three10.7
4) Four10.7
Missing496 
TOTAL146100.0
330) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are: aged six to twelve years? (HOLD612)
TOTAL%
0) None8144.5
1) One6937.9
2) Two2714.8
3) Three52.7
Missing460 
TOTAL182100.0
331) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are: aged thirteen to seventeen years? (HOLD1317)
TOTAL%
0) None7544.1
1) One7946.5
2) Two148.2
3) Three21.2
Missing472 
TOTAL170100.0
332) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are: aged eighteen to twenty-four years? (HOLD1824)
TOTAL%
0) None8667.7
1) One3628.3
2) Two43.1
3) Three10.8
Missing515 
TOTAL127100.0
333) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are: aged twenty-five and over? (HOLD25PL)
TOTAL%
0) None61.0
1) One7212.0
2) Two48280.5
3) Three376.2
4) Four20.3
Missing43 
TOTAL599100.0
334) 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 alone6310.1
2) A single parent, living with one or more children152.4
3) A married couple, no children in household32852.5
4) A married couple, living with one or more children18629.8
5) An unmarried couple, no children in household10.2
7) Another family arrangement (2 or more related adults), living with no children193.0
8) Another family arrangement (2 or more related adults), living with one or more children101.6
11) Some other arrangement30.5
Missing17 
TOTAL625100.0
335) Is the home in which you currently live: (OWNHOME)
TOTAL%
1) Rented by you182.9
2) Owned by you free and clear of mortgage26542.1
3) Owned by you with a mortgage33753.5
4) Owned by your congregation (i.e., a manse)91.4
5) Other10.2
Missing12 
TOTAL630100.0
336) In what state were you born? If you were not born in the United States, in what country were you born? (BRNSTATE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL63031.19715
337) In how many countries besides the United States have you lived? (CNTRYLIV)
TOTAL%
0) None50582.1
1) One6410.4
2) Two304.9
3) Three81.3
4) Four20.3
5) Five40.7
17) Seventeen10.2
99) Many10.2
Missing27 
TOTAL615100.0
338) In how many states within the United States have you lived? (STATELIV)
TOTAL%
0) None386.1
1) 14523.1
2) 11718.7
3) 14022.3
4) 8112.9
5) 477.5
6) 223.5
7) 152.4
8) 111.8
9) 30.5
10) 40.6
14) 10.2
48) 10.2
99) Many20.3
Missing15 
TOTAL627100.0
339) Generally speaking, do you think of yourself as a Democrat, Independent, Republican, or other? (POLITAFF)
TOTAL%
1) Democrat16726.7
2) Independent9114.6
3) Republican35657.0
4) Other111.8
Missing17 
TOTAL625100.0
340) What is your race or origin? (RACE1)
TOTAL%
1) White or Caucasian61998.3
2) Black or African-American61.0
3) Indian (American) or Alaska Native10.2
4) Asian or Pacific Islander10.2
6) Multiracial10.2
7) Some other race20.3
Missing12 
TOTAL630100.0
341) 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
Missing637 
TOTAL5100.0
342) 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) None12320.2
1) One17028.0
2) Two21435.2
3) Three6510.7
4) Four254.1
5) Five61.0
6) Six30.5
7) Seven10.2
8) Eight10.2
Missing34 
TOTAL608100.0
343) 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 $10,00061.0
2) $10,000- $14,99971.2
3) $15,000- $19,999142.3
4) $20,000- $29,999498.1
5) $30,000- $39,999579.4
6) $40,000- $49,9997412.2
7) $50,000- $59,9997512.4
8) $60,000- $69,999559.1
9) $70,000- $79,999487.9
10) $80,000- $89,999355.8
11) $90,000- $99,999355.8
12) $100,000- $124,9996610.9
13) $125,000- $149,999233.8
14) $150,000 or more6310.4
Missing35 
TOTAL607100.0
344) 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 earnings16226.2
2) 90-99% from earnings13521.8
3) 75-89% from earnings497.9
4) 50-74% from earnings335.3
5) 25-49% from earnings315.0
6) 1-24% from earnings7311.8
7) None from earnings13622.0
Missing23 
TOTAL619100.0
345) 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
TOTAL6083251.2387547
346) 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
TOTAL4692209.4210658
347) 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
TOTAL5681313.6310230
348) 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) $016326.6
2) $1-$5011118.1
3) $51-$1009014.7
4) $101-$50011518.8
5) $501-$1,000477.7
6) $1,001-$2,000386.2
7) $2,001 or more487.8
Missing30 
TOTAL612100.0
349) 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) $081.3
2) $1-$509515.4
3) $51-$1009014.6
4) $101-$50021234.3
5) $501-$1,0009315.0
6) $1,001-$2,000497.9
7) $2,001 or more7111.5
Missing24 
TOTAL618100.0
350) Region (REGION)
TOTAL%
1) Northeast10516.6
2) Midwest19931.4
3) South22435.4
4) West10516.6
Missing9 
TOTAL633100.0
351) Total number of members 1996 (TOTMEM96)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL633790.787810
352) I-GENDER: What is your sex? (for use with online analysis) (I-GENDER)
TOTAL%
1) Female32551.4
2) Male30748.6
Missing10 
TOTAL632100.0
353) I-MARITAL: What is your present marital status? (for use with online analysis) (I-MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Married54086.0
2) Not married8814.0
Missing14 
TOTAL628100.0
354) I-REGION: Region (for use with online analysis) (I-REGION)
TOTAL%
1) Northeast10516.6
2) Midwest19931.4
3) South22435.4
4) West10516.6
Missing9 
TOTAL633100.0
355) 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) Democrat16726.7
2) Independent9114.6
3) Republican35657.0
4) Other111.8
Missing17 
TOTAL625100.0
356) 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) <20K274.4
1) 20K-49,99918029.7
2) 50K-99,99924840.9
3) 100K+15225.0
Missing35 
TOTAL607100.0
357) I-AGE: What is your present age? (recoded for use with online analysis) (I-AGE)
TOTAL%
0) <40609.6
1) 40-4913221.0
2) 50-6422035.0
3) 65+21634.4
Missing14 
TOTAL628100.0
358) I-RACE1: What is your race or origin? (recoded for use with online analysis) (I-RACE1)
TOTAL%
0) White61998.3
1) Black61.0
2) Other50.8
Missing12 
TOTAL630100.0