Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Annual Congregational Statistical Report, 2008

Data Archive > U.S. Surveys > Religious Groups > Congregations/Other Organizations > Others > Codebook


All frequencies are raw numbers (no weights used).
1) Year (YEAR)
TOTAL%
2008) 10753100.0
TOTAL10753100.0
2) Synod (SYNOD)
TOTAL%
30) Alaska NW2692.5
35) Boriquen730.7
40) Covenant7767.2
80) Lakes & Prairies8988.4
100) Lincoln Trails6546.1
115) Living Waters7386.9
140) Mid America4634.3
150) Mid Atlantic145013.5
180) Northeast115410.7
220) Pacific4624.3
300) Rocky Mts2372.2
315) South Atlantic9769.1
360) Southern California & Hawaii2982.8
380) Southwest1631.5
400) Synod of the Sun8748.1
420) Synod of the Trinity126811.8
TOTAL10753100.0
3) Synname (SYNNAME)
4) Presby (PRESBY)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL10527417.725215
5) Prsbname (PRSBNAME)
6) City (CITY)
7) State (STATE)
8) Oyear (OYEAR)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL107511805.436418
9) Total number of active members (MEMBERS)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL10753199.03336
10) Total number of females in the active membership (FEMALES)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL10752116.46192
11) Profession of faith gains for those 17 years old and younger (includes reaffirmation and restoration) (PRGAIN17)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL107521.9495
12) Profession of faith gains for those 18 years old and older (includes reaffirmation and restoration) (PRGAIN18)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL107524.06510
13) Total number of profession of faith gains (includes reaffirmation and restoration) (PROFGAIN)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL107526.01413
14) Persons received into membership by certificate of transfer from other churches (CTGAIN)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL107522.6689
15) Other gains (all other additions to active members' roll, including adjustments) (OTGAINS)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL10752.9436
16) Total number of gains from all sources (TOTGAINS)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL107529.62521
17) Persons dismissed to other churches for whom certificates of transfer were issued. (CTLOSS)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL107522.2797
18) Persons deleted from the rolls due to death (DEATHS)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL107523.1715
19) All other reductions of the active members' roll (OTLOSS)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL107529.21137
20) Total number of losses from all sources (TOTLOSS)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL1075214.66141
21) Number of infant baptisms (includes children up to 17 years of age) (BABAPT)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL107522.4146
22) Number of adult baptisms (ADBAPT)
TOTAL%
0) 812075.5
1) 134712.5
2) 6436.0
3) 2612.4
4) 1331.2
5) 720.7
6) 500.5
7) 290.3
8) 200.2
9) 100.1
10) 70.1
11) 60.1
12) 30.0
13) 80.1
14) 90.1
15) 50.0
16) 20.0
17) 40.0
18) 40.0
19) 10.0
20) 10.0
21) 10.0
22) 20.0
25) 20.0
26) 20.0
30) 10.0
31) 20.0
32) 10.0
33) 10.0
36) 10.0
37) 10.0
47) 10.0
48) 10.0
55) 10.0
Missing1 
TOTAL10752100.0
23) Total number of persons enrolled in all Christian education activities including (but not limited to) small groups, Bible studies, spiritual formation groups, and youth groups; includes teachers. (Changed to current definition in the late 1990s; previously 'Church School Enrollment.') (ENROLL)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL1075289.694228
24) Meneld (MENELD)
TOTAL%
0) 174016.2
1) 6476.0
2) 120511.2
3) 156414.5
4) 131012.2
5) 112110.4
6) 9488.8
7) 6476.0
8) 4233.9
9) 3473.2
10) 2162.0
11) 1701.6
12) 1331.2
13) 680.6
14) 510.5
15) 410.4
16) 350.3
17) 240.2
18) 170.2
19) 150.1
20) 50.0
21) 50.0
22) 30.0
23) 10.0
24) 30.0
25) 10.0
26) 20.0
27) 20.0
28) 20.0
30) 20.0
31) 20.0
32) 10.0
33) 10.0
Missing1 
TOTAL10752100.0
25) Femeld (FEMELD)
TOTAL%
0) 173716.2
1) 4103.8
2) 9048.4
3) 147213.7
4) 150214.0
5) 133612.4
6) 115410.7
7) 7747.2
8) 5054.7
9) 3553.3
10) 2001.9
11) 1351.3
12) 1061.0
13) 520.5
14) 260.2
15) 300.3
16) 140.1
17) 110.1
18) 70.1
19) 50.0
20) 10.0
21) 50.0
22) 10.0
23) 20.0
25) 20.0
26) 10.0
27) 10.0
29) 10.0
31) 20.0
44) 10.0
Missing1 
TOTAL10752100.0
26) Elders (ELDERS)
TOTAL%
0) 156014.5
1) 120.1
2) 840.8
3) 2962.8
4) 3433.2
5) 5525.1
6) 160714.9
7) 5304.9
8) 4394.1
9) 160915.0
10) 3032.8
11) 2652.5
12) 127411.8
13) 2011.9
14) 1561.5
15) 5044.7
16) 1281.2
17) 660.6
18) 2752.6
19) 760.7
20) 350.3
21) 1171.1
22) 380.4
23) 210.2
24) 820.8
25) 320.3
26) 170.2
27) 230.2
28) 130.1
29) 120.1
30) 290.3
31) 40.0
32) 40.0
33) 40.0
34) 50.0
36) 130.1
37) 30.0
38) 10.0
39) 10.0
42) 10.0
43) 20.0
44) 10.0
45) 50.0
47) 20.0
48) 30.0
49) 10.0
59) 10.0
62) 20.0
Missing1 
TOTAL10752100.0
27) Mdeacn (MDEACN)
TOTAL%
0) 640359.6
1) 9328.7
2) 9028.4
3) 7176.7
4) 5074.7
5) 3313.1
6) 2672.5
7) 1591.5
8) 1191.1
9) 870.8
10) 660.6
11) 530.5
12) 330.3
13) 290.3
14) 260.2
15) 220.2
16) 180.2
17) 70.1
18) 90.1
19) 110.1
20) 80.1
21) 30.0
22) 40.0
23) 70.1
24) 10.0
26) 40.0
28) 10.0
29) 20.0
30) 10.0
31) 20.0
32) 20.0
33) 20.0
34) 10.0
37) 10.0
40) 20.0
41) 10.0
43) 20.0
45) 10.0
46) 30.0
51) 10.0
52) 20.0
54) 10.0
55) 10.0
82) 10.0
Missing1 
TOTAL10752100.0
28) Fdeacn (FDEACN)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL107524.2046
29) Deacons (DEACONS)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL107525.8999
30) Number of persons deleted from the active members' roll for any reason, and persons temporarily excluded or removed from active membership (INACTS)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL1075240.42396
31) Number of persons who have received the Sacrament of Baptism and who have been enrolled as baptized members by the session, but who have not made a profession of faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior (sometimes referred to as 'Friends of the Church') (BAPMEM)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL1075225.12778
32) Total number of active members, inactive members, and baptized members (ADHERE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL10752264.597452
33) The average attendance at Sunday worship (ATTEND)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL1075292.257152
34) All moneys received by all treasurers of organizations in the church, including payments on pledges, loose offerings, and special offerings (CONTRIBS)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL10752198837.182517006
35) All receipts for capital purposes, building funds, extraordinary repairs, including loans (BUILD)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL1075232902.48184501
36) Income received from wills (total monetary value of all new gifts from estates, gift annuities, charitable trusts, life insurance, etc.) (BEQSTS)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL1075212714.086110775
37) Dividends and interest received from investments, as well as proceeds from the sale or liquidation of investments (INVINC)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL1075216008.32386061
38) All other income (e.g., rent, other reimbursements from organizations using church property, etc.) except that from aid or subsidy (OTHINC)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL1075226851.601114470
39) All money paid to all sources for current operation of the congregation (including salaries, pension and Social-Security payments, printing, postage, utilities, insurance premiums, payments of interest and principal on loans, etc.) (LOCPRG)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL10752191037.653489694
40) All money paid for local mission programs, community projects approved by session, and to local ecumenical agencies (LOCMIS)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL1075213963.19767620
41) All money spent for real property, construction of new buildings, extraordinary repairs or renovation of existing buildings, and equipment with expected life in excess of three years (CAPEXP)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL1075245469.158310415
42) Amounts newly invested in savings, CDs, money market accounts, long- and short-term investments (INEXP)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL107527263.906103926
43) All money spent for presbytery, synod, and General Assembly apportionments (PERCAP)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL107524129.19807
44) The total of all money given to presbytery, synod, and General Assembly entities, including payments toward the mission budgets of these entities; also presbytery, synod and General Assembly special offerings: One Great Hour of Sharing, Christmas Joy, Peacemaking, Pentecost and other offerings (Hunger, Disaster Relief, and Women's Birthday). Includes the totals for mission program and projects related to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) (VALID)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL107529516.36326502
45) The total of all money given to other mission not related to the PCUSA, that is, money given to mission causes not validated by the PCUSA and not included under session local mission (OTMIS)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL107527858.58849197
46) Giveunit (GIVEUNIT)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL10752444.78612069
47) Operinc (OPERINC)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL10752227016.976577853
48) Operexp (OPEREXP)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL10752245443.561877838
49) Totrecs (TOTRECS)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL10752287313.673738980
50) Totexps (TOTEXPS)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL10752279237.964772270
51) I-ATTEND: The average attendance at Sunday worship (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-ATTEND)
TOTAL%
1) Less than 100775972.2
2) 100-249211319.7
3) 250-4996796.3
4) 500-9991631.5
5) 1000-2499320.3
6) 2500 or more60.1
Missing1 
TOTAL10752100.0