Survey of Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Pastors, 2008

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


All frequencies are raw numbers (no weights used).
1) Case ID (ID)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL725363209
2) In what year were you ordained as a minister of Word and Sacrament? (Q1) (YRORDMIN)
TOTAL%
1945) 10.1
1967) 30.4
1968) 40.6
1969) 50.7
1970) 60.8
1971) 172.4
1972) 152.1
1973) 91.3
1974) 182.5
1975) 162.2
1976) 162.2
1977) 243.3
1978) 141.9
1979) 202.8
1980) 294.0
1981) 233.2
1982) 212.9
1983) 162.2
1984) 233.2
1985) 162.2
1986) 162.2
1987) 243.3
1988) 273.8
1989) 202.8
1990) 192.6
1991) 273.8
1992) 172.4
1993) 162.2
1994) 202.8
1995) 162.2
1996) 162.2
1997) 131.8
1998) 202.8
1999) 91.3
2000) 182.5
2001) 223.1
2002) 182.5
2003) 212.9
2004) 223.1
2005) 212.9
2006) 223.1
2007) 202.8
Missing5 
TOTAL720100.0
3) When did you receive your B.A., B.S., or other Bachelor's degree? (year) (Q2A) (RCVDBABS)
TOTAL%
1964) 20.3
1965) 101.4
1966) 162.3
1967) 213.0
1968) 223.1
1969) 304.2
1970) 233.3
1971) 243.4
1972) 284.0
1973) 304.2
1974) 294.1
1975) 304.2
1976) 375.2
1977) 324.5
1978) 263.7
1979) 365.1
1980) 162.3
1981) 243.4
1982) 273.8
1983) 202.8
1984) 202.8
1985) 192.7
1986) 60.8
1987) 142.0
1988) 91.3
1989) 192.7
1990) 131.8
1991) 131.8
1992) 121.7
1993) 162.3
1994) 71.0
1995) 121.7
1996) 50.7
1997) 91.3
1998) 111.6
1999) 50.7
2000) 131.8
2001) 81.1
2002) 50.7
2003) 30.4
2004) 50.7
Missing18 
TOTAL707100.0
4) When did you receive your B.D. or M.Div. degree? (year) (Q2B) (RDBDMDIV)
TOTAL%
1968) 50.7
1969) 60.8
1970) 111.5
1971) 192.7
1972) 142.0
1973) 111.5
1974) 162.2
1975) 192.7
1976) 121.7
1977) 223.1
1978) 263.6
1979) 263.6
1980) 243.4
1981) 192.7
1982) 212.9
1983) 162.2
1984) 223.1
1985) 152.1
1986) 223.1
1987) 283.9
1988) 243.4
1989) 172.4
1990) 233.2
1991) 192.7
1992) 192.7
1993) 152.1
1994) 182.5
1995) 142.0
1996) 152.1
1997) 223.1
1998) 142.0
1999) 162.2
2000) 202.8
2001) 243.4
2002) 111.5
2003) 212.9
2004) 223.1
2005) 212.9
2006) 152.1
2007) 91.3
Missing12 
TOTAL713100.0
5) From what type of institution did you receive your Bachelor's degree? (Q3) (TINBASDG)
TOTAL%
1) Presbyterian-related college or university13218.2
2) Other church-related college or university13318.4
3) Private college or university13518.6
4) Public college or university31643.6
5) Other81.1
Missing1 
TOTAL724100.0
6) From what type of institution did you receive your B.D. or M.Div.? (Q4) (TIBDMDIV)
TOTAL%
1) Presbyterian Church (U.S.A)-related seminary49468.3
2) Other Presbyterian or Reformed seminary243.3
3) Independent seminary (e.g., Fuller; Gordon-Conwell)12417.2
4) Divinity school or seminary associated with a private university496.8
5) Other (please specify):324.4
Missing2 
TOTAL723100.0
7) Before entering seminary for your M.Div. or B.D., were you engaged in any long-term secular job or career? (Q5) (SECJOBCR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes29140.3
2) No43159.7
Missing3 
TOTAL722100.0
8) [IF SECJOBCR = YES] How long were you in that job or career? (in years) (Q5A) (YRSSECJC)
TOTAL%
1) 113.8
2) 289.7
3) 3612.4
4) 196.6
5) 217.2
6) 175.9
7) 144.8
8) 144.8
9) 93.1
10) 269.0
11) 31.0
12) 82.8
13) 51.7
14) 93.1
15) 103.4
16) 41.4
17) 31.0
18) 93.1
19) 31.0
20) 165.5
21) 20.7
22) 10.3
23) 10.3
24) 41.4
25) 51.7
26) 31.0
30) 82.8
35) 10.3
Missing435 
TOTAL290100.0
9) Do you feel encouraged by your congregation to take an annual study leave? (Q6) (ENCOURAG)
TOTAL%
1) Yes34647.8
2) Yes, somewhat20428.2
3) No, not really13718.9
4) Not at all375.1
Missing1 
TOTAL724100.0
10) In the last 5 years, how often have you taken an annual study leave? (Q7) (ANSTDYLV)
TOTAL%
1) Every year for the last 5 years37952.6
2) 4 times in the last 5 years9713.5
3) 3 times in the last 5 years8211.4
4) 2 times in the last 5 years496.8
5) 1 time in the last 5 years476.5
6) Never in the last 5 years669.2
Missing5 
TOTAL720100.0
11) If you have not taken an annual study leave in recent years, how important is each of these reasons?: Lack of encouragement from congregation (Q8A) (NLACENCR)
TOTAL%
1) Very important1425.0
2) Important1221.4
3) Somewhat important1221.4
4) Not important1017.9
5) Not at all important814.3
Missing669 
TOTAL56100.0
12) If you have not taken an annual study leave in recent years, how important is each of these reasons?: Lack of financial support (Q8B) (NLACFNSP)
TOTAL%
1) Very important2034.5
2) Important1627.6
3) Somewhat important813.8
4) Not important610.3
5) Not at all important813.8
Missing667 
TOTAL58100.0
13) If you have not taken an annual study leave in recent years, how important is each of these reasons?: Lack of time (Q8C) (NLACTIME)
TOTAL%
1) Very important2341.8
2) Important1832.7
3) Somewhat important610.9
4) Not important47.3
5) Not at all important47.3
Missing670 
TOTAL55100.0
14) If you have not taken an annual study leave in recent years, how important is each of these reasons?: Other (please specify): (Q8D) (NIMOTHER)
TOTAL%
1) Very important1058.8
2) Important211.8
4) Not important15.9
5) Not at all important423.5
Missing708 
TOTAL17100.0
15) If you have taken a study leave in the last 5 years, how often did you use your study leave to attend events or seminars sponsored by each of the following entities?: Denomination (Q9A) (USELVDEN)
TOTAL%
1) Never15128.1
2) Once15829.4
3) Twice10419.3
4) Three times6111.3
5) Four times213.9
6) Five times438.0
Missing187 
TOTAL538100.0
16) If you have taken a study leave in the last 5 years, how often did you use your study leave to attend events or seminars sponsored by each of the following entities?: Seminary (Q9B) (USELVSEM)
TOTAL%
1) Never14229.5
2) Once16133.4
3) Twice7716.0
4) Three times357.3
5) Four times326.6
6) Five times357.3
Missing243 
TOTAL482100.0
17) If you have taken a study leave in the last 5 years, how often did you use your study leave to attend events or seminars sponsored by each of the following entities?: University or college (Q9C) (USELVUOC)
TOTAL%
1) Never22373.1
2) Once4715.4
3) Twice206.6
4) Three times62.0
5) Four times41.3
6) Five times51.6
Missing420 
TOTAL305100.0
18) If you have taken a study leave in the last 5 years, how often did you use your study leave to attend events or seminars sponsored by each of the following entities?: Private corporation (e.g., Disney Institute, Marriott) (Q9D) (USELVPCR)
TOTAL%
1) Never24480.0
2) Once3712.1
3) Twice113.6
4) Three times113.6
5) Four times10.3
6) Five times10.3
Missing420 
TOTAL305100.0
19) If you have taken a study leave in the last 5 years, how often did you use your study leave to attend events or seminars sponsored by each of the following entities?: Para-church organization (e.g., Alban Institute, NetResults) (Q9E) (USELVPCO)
TOTAL%
1) Never11025.5
2) Once16037.0
3) Twice8920.6
4) Three times4410.2
5) Four times102.3
6) Five times194.4
Missing293 
TOTAL432100.0
20) If you have taken a study leave in the last 5 years, how often did you use your study leave to attend events or seminars sponsored by each of the following entities?: Megachurch (Q9F) (USELVMCH)
TOTAL%
1) Never20766.3
2) Once6520.8
3) Twice309.6
4) Three times41.3
5) Four times31.0
6) Five times31.0
Missing413 
TOTAL312100.0
21) If you have taken a study leave in the last 5 years, how often did you use your study leave to attend events or seminars sponsored by each of the following entities?: Other (please specify): (Q9G) (USELVOTH)
TOTAL%
1) Never2612.6
2) Once3718.0
3) Twice4220.4
4) Three times3215.5
5) Four times2110.2
6) Five times4823.3
Missing519 
TOTAL206100.0
22) If you have ever taken a sabbatical while in the ministry, how long was the most recent one? (Q10) (SABBLONG)
TOTAL%
1) Less than 2 weeks71.0
2) 2 or 3 weeks60.9
3) 4-6 weeks192.7
4) 7-12 weeks9012.8
5) 13 weeks or more294.1
6) Never taken a sabbatical55178.5
Missing23 
TOTAL702100.0
23) In what year did you take your most recent sabbatical? (Q11) (SABBYEAR)
TOTAL%
1978) 10.7
1991) 10.7
1994) 21.4
1995) 10.7
1996) 21.4
1997) 64.3
1998) 32.1
1999) 64.3
2000) 117.8
2001) 85.7
2002) 117.8
2003) 1611.3
2004) 149.9
2005) 1812.8
2006) 96.4
2007) 2215.6
2008) 107.1
Missing584 
TOTAL141100.0
24) Did you receive any funding for your most recent sabbatical? (Check all that apply.): No (Q12_1) (SBFUNDNO)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked68794.8
1) Checked385.2
TOTAL725100.0
25) Did you receive any funding for your most recent sabbatical? (Check all that apply.): Yes, from my congregation (Q12_2) (SBFUNDYC)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked63687.7
1) Checked8912.3
TOTAL725100.0
26) Did you receive any funding for your most recent sabbatical? (Check all that apply.): Yes, from my presbytery (Q12_3) (SBFUNDYP)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked72399.7
1) Checked20.3
TOTAL725100.0
27) Did you receive any funding for your most recent sabbatical? (Check all that apply.): Yes, other (please specify): (Q12_4) (SBFUNDYO)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked69195.3
1) Checked344.7
TOTAL725100.0
28) How helpful was your most recent sabbatical in terms of . . . Your emotional health? (Q13A) (SBHLPEMO)
TOTAL%
1) Very helpful10772.8
2) Helpful2617.7
3) Somewhat helpful138.8
4) Not helpful10.7
Missing578 
TOTAL147100.0
29) How helpful was your most recent sabbatical in terms of . . . Your physical health? (Q13B) (SBHLPPHY)
TOTAL%
1) Very helpful6745.9
2) Helpful4530.8
3) Somewhat helpful2617.8
4) Not helpful74.8
5) Not at all helpful10.7
Missing579 
TOTAL146100.0
30) How helpful was your most recent sabbatical in terms of . . . Your spiritual health? (Q13C) (SBHLPSPR)
TOTAL%
1) Very helpful9061.6
2) Helpful4027.4
3) Somewhat helpful1510.3
4) Not helpful10.7
Missing579 
TOTAL146100.0
31) How helpful was your most recent sabbatical in terms of . . . Improvement in your ministerial duties (e.g., preaching, teaching)? (Q13D) (SBHLPMIN)
TOTAL%
1) Very helpful5840.0
2) Helpful5739.3
3) Somewhat helpful2416.6
4) Not helpful53.4
5) Not at all helpful10.7
Missing580 
TOTAL145100.0
32) At any time in the last 5 years have you had a mentor in ministry? (Q14) (MENTORM)
TOTAL%
1) Yes25835.8
2) No46364.2
Missing4 
TOTAL721100.0
33) [IF MENTORM = YES] How did you find this person? (If you have had more than one, answer with respect to the most recent mentor.) (Q14A) (HOWFINDM)
TOTAL%
1) Through a seminary professor/Was my seminary professor3011.6
2) Through a colleague5521.2
3) Through the presbytery8231.7
4) Other (please specify):9235.5
Missing466 
TOTAL259100.0
34) [IF MENTORM = YES] How helpful has the person been to you? (Q14B) (HLPFLMNT)
TOTAL%
1) Very helpful16062.3
2) Helpful6324.5
3) Somewhat helpful2710.5
4) Not helpful72.7
Missing468 
TOTAL257100.0
35) At any time in the last 5 years have you belonged to a minister peer group—that is, a group of ministers who meet regularly for mutual support? (Q15) (MINSTGRP)
TOTAL%
1) Yes53173.4
2) No19226.6
Missing2 
TOTAL723100.0
36) [IF MINSTGRP = YES] How did you become a part of this group? (If you have been in more than one such group, answer in terms of the most recent.) (Q15A) (HWPRTGRP)
TOTAL%
1) Met in seminary326.0
2) Organized by my presbytery9518.0
3) Organized by local ministerial association9017.0
4) I organized it (either alone or with help from other ministers)10519.8
5) Organized by a colleague15429.1
6) Other (please specify):5310.0
Missing196 
TOTAL529100.0
37) [IF MINSTGRP = YES] Are the member of this group all Presbyterian ministers or is it an ecumenical group? (Q15B) (PRESOECU)
TOTAL%
1) All Presbyterian ministers31058.6
2) An ecumenical group21941.4
Missing196 
TOTAL529100.0
38) [IF MINSTGRP = YES] How helpful has the group been to you? (Q15C) (GRPHLPFL)
TOTAL%
1) Very helpful25949.1
2) Helpful15429.2
3) Somewhat helpful9618.2
4) Not helpful193.6
Missing197 
TOTAL528100.0
39) Have you had a spiritual director in the last 5 years? (Q16) (SPIRTLDR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes16422.9
2) No55377.1
Missing8 
TOTAL717100.0
40) [IF SPIRTLDR = YES] How helpful has this been? (Q16A) (HLPFLSPD)
TOTAL%
1) Very helpful10764.5
2) Helpful4325.9
3) Somewhat helpful127.2
4) Not helpful42.4
Missing559 
TOTAL166100.0
41) At any time in the last 5 years have you belonged to any of the following types of groups that functioned as a support group for you? (Check all that apply.): Lectionary study group (Q17_1) (SUPGPLEC)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked59882.5
1) Checked12717.5
TOTAL725100.0
42) At any time in the last 5 years have you belonged to any of the following types of groups that functioned as a support group for you? (Check all that apply.): Book group (Q17_2) (SUPGBOOK)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked62586.2
1) Checked10013.8
TOTAL725100.0
43) At any time in the last 5 years have you belonged to any of the following types of groups that functioned as a support group for you? (Check all that apply.): Social group that regularly meets (Q17_3) (SUPGPSOC)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked49468.1
1) Checked23131.9
TOTAL725100.0
44) At any time in the last 5 years have you belonged to any of the following types of groups that functioned as a support group for you? (Check all that apply.): Other group (please specify): (Q17_4) (SUPGPOTH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked56177.4
1) Checked16422.6
TOTAL725100.0
45) At any time in the last 5 years have you belonged to any of the following types of groups that functioned as a support group for you? (Check all that apply.): None of these (Q17_5) (SUPGPNON)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked49067.6
1) Checked23532.4
TOTAL725100.0
46) [IF SUPGBOOK = Checked] Book group is it mainly made up of: (Q17A) (BOOKGMIN)
TOTAL%
1) Ministers or ministers and their spouses4943.0
2) Non-ministers5346.5
3) Equal mix of both1210.5
Missing611 
TOTAL114100.0
47) [IF SUPGPSOC = Checked] Social group that regularly meets is mainly made up of: (Q17B) (SOCGPMIN)
TOTAL%
1) Ministers or ministers and their spouses9138.6
2) Non-ministers10946.2
3) Equal mix of both3615.3
Missing489 
TOTAL236100.0
48) How helpful has the group been to you? (Answer in terms of the group you are most involved in if more than one.) (Q18) (HLPFLGRP)
TOTAL%
1) Very helpful24354.4
2) Helpful14332.0
3) Somewhat helpful5712.8
4) Not helpful40.9
Missing278 
TOTAL447100.0
49) How would you describe your overall: Physical health? (Q19A) (PHYSHLTH)
TOTAL%
1) Excellent24634.0
2) Good40255.6
3) Fair669.1
4) Poor91.2
Missing2 
TOTAL723100.0
50) How would you describe your overall: Mental health? (Q19B) (MENTHLTH)
TOTAL%
1) Excellent27640.6
2) Good35352.0
3) Fair436.3
4) Poor71.0
Missing46 
TOTAL679100.0
51) About how long has it been since you had a physical exam? (Q20) (PHYSEXAM)
TOTAL%
1) Within the last year46364.0
2) 1 year ago13018.0
3) 2 years ago7510.4
4) 3 or more years ago537.3
5) Never30.4
Missing1 
TOTAL724100.0
52) In an average week, how many times do you engage in physical activity, that is, exercise or work that lasts at least 20 minutes without stopping and that is hard enough to make you breathe heavier and your heart beat faster? (Q21) (PHYSACTV)
TOTAL%
1) Less than 1 time per week16122.2
2) 1 or 2 times per week20328.0
3) At least 3 times per week36149.8
TOTAL725100.0
53) Are you presently a member of a health club or fitness center? (Q22) (HLTHCLUB)
TOTAL%
1) Yes29741.0
2) No42759.0
Missing1 
TOTAL724100.0
54) [IF HLTHCLUB = YES] How often do you use your membership? (Q22A) (OFTMEMBR)
TOTAL%
1) At least 3 times per week14349.8
2) Once or twice a week8830.7
3) 2-3 times per month207.0
4) Once a month or less often279.4
5) Never93.1
Missing438 
TOTAL287100.0
55) Have you changed your behavior in the last year to improve your health? (Q23) (BEHVCHNG)
TOTAL%
1) Yes47365.8
2) No24634.2
Missing6 
TOTAL719100.0
56) [IF BEHVCHNG = YES] In what way(s) have you changed your behavior? (Check all that apply.): Changed my diet (Q23A1) (CHNGDIET)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked42658.8
1) Checked29941.2
TOTAL725100.0
57) [IF BEHVCHNG = YES] In what way(s) have you changed your behavior? (Check all that apply.): Changed my consumption of alcohol (Q23A2)l (CHNGALCH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked69295.4
1) Checked334.6
TOTAL725100.0
58) [IF BEHVCHNG = YES] In what way(s) have you changed your behavior? (Check all that apply.): Decreased my smoking or quit smoking (Q23A3) (DCQTSMOK)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked71698.8
1) Checked91.2
TOTAL725100.0
59) [IF BEHVCHNG = YES] In what way(s) have you changed your behavior? (Check all that apply.): Started to exercise regularly (Q23A4) (SRTREXER)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked61685.0
1) Checked10915.0
TOTAL725100.0
60) [IF BEHVCHNG = YES] In what way(s) have you changed your behavior? (Check all that apply.): Increased my exercise (Q23A5) (INCREXER)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked49668.4
1) Checked22931.6
TOTAL725100.0
61) [IF BEHVCHNG = YES] In what way(s) have you changed your behavior? (Check all that apply.): Increased the time I spend with family and friends (Q23A6) (INFAMLYF)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked57479.2
1) Checked15120.8
TOTAL725100.0
62) [IF BEHVCHNG = YES] In what way(s) have you changed your behavior? (Check all that apply.): Increased the time I spend on recreation (Q23A7) (INCRRECR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked63287.2
1) Checked9312.8
TOTAL725100.0
63) [IF BEHVCHNG = YES] In what way(s) have you changed your behavior? (Check all that apply.): Increased the time I spend in prayer/Christian meditation (Q23A8) (INPRYMED)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked54575.2
1) Checked18024.8
TOTAL725100.0
64) [IF BEHVCHNG = YES] In what way(s) have you changed your behavior? (Check all that apply.): Other (please specify): (Q23A9) (CHNGOTHR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked68594.5
1) Checked405.5
TOTAL725100.0
65) Are you presently on a formal weight loss program or weight management program? (Q24) (WGHTLSPG)
TOTAL%
1) Yes8712.0
2) No63588.0
Missing3 
TOTAL722100.0
66) What is your height? (feet, inches) (feet) (Q25A) (HGHTFEET)
TOTAL%
4) 10.1
5) 49468.5
6) 22631.3
Missing4 
TOTAL721100.0
67) What is your height? (feet, inches) (inches) (Q25B) (HGHTINCH)
TOTAL%
0) 8411.7
1) 506.9
2) 638.7
3) 334.6
4) 598.2
5) 385.3
6) 436.0
7) 567.8
8) 659.0
9) 679.3
10) 9112.6
11) 7210.0
Missing4 
TOTAL721100.0
68) What is your weight? (lbs.) (Q26) (WEIGHTLB)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL719192.07543
69) Please indicate the extent to which you are presently concerned about each of the following as they relate to you: Your income (Q27A) (CCRNINCO)
TOTAL%
1) Very concerned7911.0
2) Concerned19927.6
3) Slightly concerned23732.9
4) Not at all concerned20628.6
Missing4 
TOTAL721100.0
70) Please indicate the extent to which you are presently concerned about each of the following as they relate to you: Debt (Q27B) (CCNDEBT)
TOTAL%
1) Very concerned11616.2
2) Concerned13618.9
3) Slightly concerned18826.2
4) Not at all concerned26336.6
5) Not applicable152.1
Missing7 
TOTAL718100.0
71) Please indicate the extent to which you are presently concerned about each of the following as they relate to you: Housing costs (Q27C) (CCNHOUSC)
TOTAL%
1) Very concerned7610.6
2) Concerned16422.9
3) Slightly concerned20428.5
4) Not at all concerned24634.3
5) Not applicable273.8
Missing8 
TOTAL717100.0
72) Please indicate the extent to which you are presently concerned about each of the following as they relate to you: Medical costs (Q27D) (CCNMEDCC)
TOTAL%
1) Very concerned10214.2
2) Concerned19727.5
3) Slightly concerned23332.5
4) Not at all concerned17824.8
5) Not applicable71.0
Missing8 
TOTAL717100.0
73) Please indicate the extent to which you are presently concerned about each of the following as they relate to you: Physical health (Q27E) (CCNPHYSH)
TOTAL%
1) Very concerned577.9
2) Concerned18225.3
3) Slightly concerned30842.8
4) Not concerned at all17223.9
5) Not applicable10.1
Missing5 
TOTAL720100.0
74) Please indicate the extent to which you are presently concerned about each of the following as they relate to you: Educational costs for children (Q27F) (CCNEDUCC)
TOTAL%
1) Very concerned11716.3
2) Concerned12317.2
3) Slightly concerned13719.1
4) Not concerned at all14019.5
5) Not applicable20027.9
Missing8 
TOTAL717100.0
75) Please indicate the extent to which you are presently concerned about each of the following as they relate to you: Retirement planning (Q27G) (CCNRETRP)
TOTAL%
1) Very concerned13318.4
2) Concerned25735.5
3) Slightly concerned26236.2
4) Not concerned at all699.5
5) Not applicable20.3
Missing2 
TOTAL723100.0
76) Please indicate the extent to which you are presently concerned about each of the following as they relate to you: Financial planning (Q27H (CCNFINCP)
TOTAL%
1) Very concerned9913.8
2) Concerned24333.8
3) Slightly concerned28840.1
4) Not concerned at all8712.1
5) Not applicable10.1
Missing7 
TOTAL718100.0
77) Please indicate the extent to which you are presently concerned about each of the following as they relate to you: Need for your spiritual renewal (Q27I) (CCNSPRTR)
TOTAL%
1) Very concerned8712.1
2) Concerned26436.6
3) Slightly concerned25435.2
4) Not concerned at all11415.8
5) Not applicable20.3
Missing4 
TOTAL721100.0
78) Please indicate the extent to which you are presently concerned about each of the following as they relate to you: Continuing education (Q27J) (CCNCONED)
TOTAL%
1) Very concerned314.3
2) Concerned16022.3
3) Slightly concerned26236.5
4) Not concerned at all25535.6
5) Not applicable91.3
Missing8 
TOTAL717100.0
79) Please indicate the extent to which you are presently concerned about each of the following as they relate to you: Caring for aging parents (Q27K) (CCNAGPAR)
TOTAL%
1) Very concerned8612.0
2) Concerned14420.1
3) Slightly concerned19326.9
4) Not concerned at all16022.3
5) Not applicable13418.7
Missing8 
TOTAL717100.0
80) Please indicate the extent to which you are presently concerned about each of the following as they relate to you: Isolation in your ministry (Q27L) (CCNISOMN)
TOTAL%
1) Very concerned7410.3
2) Concerned12517.4
3) Slightly concerned22331.1
4) Not concerned at all28139.1
5) Not applicable152.1
Missing7 
TOTAL718100.0
81) Please indicate the extent to which you are presently concerned about each of the following as they relate to you: Time with family (Q27M) (CCNTMFAM)
TOTAL%
1) Very concerned7610.6
2) Concerned21429.8
3) Slightly concerned26637.0
4) Not concerned at all15020.9
5) Not applicable131.8
Missing6 
TOTAL719100.0
82) Please indicate the extent to which you are presently concerned about each of the following as they relate to you: Burnout (Q27N) (CNNBNOUT)
TOTAL%
1) Very concerned9413.0
2) Concerned18525.6
3) Slightly concerned25435.2
4) Not concerned at all18625.8
5) Not applicable30.4
Missing3 
TOTAL722100.0
83) Please indicate the extent to which you are presently concerned about each of the following as they relate to you: Finding time for relationships (Q27O) (CCNTMREL)
TOTAL%
1) Very concerned8311.5
2) Concerned22631.4
3) Slightly concerned25335.1
4) Not concerned at all15621.7
5) Not applicable20.3
Missing5 
TOTAL720100.0
84) Please indicate the extent to which you are presently concerned about each of the following as they relate to you: Difficulty in finding a new call (Q27P) (CCNNEWCL)
TOTAL%
1) Very concerned527.3
2) Concerned9613.5
3) Slightly concerned14620.5
4) Not concerned at all28540.0
5) Not applicable13418.8
Missing12 
TOTAL713100.0
85) Please indicate the extent to which you are presently concerned about each of the following as they relate to you: Transition to a new call (Q27Q) (CCNTRSNC)
TOTAL%
1) Very concerned324.5
2) Concerned7310.2
3) Slightly concerned14520.3
4) Not concerned at all24334.0
5) Not applicable22131.0
Missing11 
TOTAL714100.0
86) Please indicate the extent to which you are presently concerned about each of the following as they relate to you: Managing dual careers (Q27R) (CCNMN2CR)
TOTAL%
1) Very concerned172.4
2) Concerned557.9
3) Slightly concerned628.9
4) Not concerned at all22832.7
5) Not applicable33648.1
Missing27 
TOTAL698100.0
87) Please indicate the extent to which you are presently concerned about each of the following as they relate to you: Other (please specify): (Q27S) (CCNOTHER)
TOTAL%
0) Nothing written in70096.6
1) Something written in253.4
TOTAL725100.0
88) From the list above, which three items are you most concerned about? Circle the appropriate letters below? (Q28A) (MOSTCCNA)
TOTAL%
1) Your income11916.8
2) Debt13218.6
3) Housing costs365.1
4) Medical costs7710.9
5) Physical health638.9
6) Educational costs for children709.9
7) Retirement planning8111.4
8) Financial planning162.3
9) Need for your spiritual renewal598.3
10) Continuing education30.4
11) Caring for aging parents111.6
12) Isolation in your ministry101.4
13) Time with family152.1
14) Burnout60.8
15) Finding time for relationships30.4
16) Difficulty in finding a new call30.4
17) Transition to a new call30.4
19) Other10.1
Missing17 
TOTAL708100.0
89) From the list above, which three items are you most concerned about? Circle the appropriate letters below? (Q28B) (MOSTCCNB)
TOTAL%
1) Your income20.3
2) Debt365.2
3) Housing costs273.9
4) Medical costs294.2
5) Physical health537.7
6) Educational costs for children568.1
7) Retirement planning11116.0
8) Financial planning507.2
9) Need for your spiritual renewal689.8
10) Continuing education223.2
11) Caring for aging parents618.8
12) Isolation in your ministry395.6
13) Time with family537.7
14) Burnout405.8
15) Finding time for relationships202.9
16) Difficulty in finding a new call172.5
17) Transition to a new call40.6
18) Managing dual careers20.3
19) Other20.3
Missing33 
TOTAL692100.0
90) From the list above, which three items are you most concerned about? Circle the appropriate letters below? (Q28C) (MOSTCCNC)
TOTAL%
1) Your income20.3
3) Housing costs20.3
4) Medical costs142.1
5) Physical health111.6
6) Educational costs for children111.6
7) Retirement planning416.1
8) Financial planning477.0
9) Need for your spiritual renewal416.1
10) Continuing education101.5
11) Caring for aging parents639.3
12) Isolation in your ministry314.6
13) Time with family8011.8
14) Burnout9413.9
15) Finding time for relationships8512.6
16) Difficulty in finding a new call537.8
17) Transition to a new call426.2
18) Managing dual careers253.7
19) Other243.6
Missing49 
TOTAL676100.0
91) Are the terms of your current call: (Answer in terms of the combined total if more than one call.): (Q29) (CRCALLTM)
TOTAL%
1) Full-time (paid at least 35 hours per week)69997.8
2) Part-time162.2
Missing10 
TOTAL715100.0
92) What position(s) do you currently have in your congregation(s)? (Check all that apply.): Solo pastor/senior pastor/head of staff (Q30A) (SOLOPAST)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked20428.1
1) Checked52171.9
TOTAL725100.0
93) What position(s) do you currently have in your congregation(s)? (Check all that apply.): Associate pastor (Q30B) (ASSCPAST)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked57379.0
1) Checked15221.0
TOTAL725100.0
94) What position(s) do you currently have in your congregation(s)? (Check all that apply.): Co-pastor (Q30C) (COPASTOR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked71198.1
1) Checked141.9
TOTAL725100.0
95) What position(s) do you currently have in your congregation(s)? (Check all that apply.): Stated or temporary supply (Q30D) (STTTEMPS)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked70697.4
1) Checked192.6
TOTAL725100.0
96) What position(s) do you currently have in your congregation(s)? (Check all that apply.): Designated pastor (Q30E) (DESGPAST)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked71999.2
1) Checked60.8
TOTAL725100.0
97) What position(s) do you currently have in your congregation(s)? (Check all that apply.): Interim pastor (Q30F) (INTRPAST)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked68494.3
1) Checked415.7
TOTAL725100.0
98) What position(s) do you currently have in your congregation(s)? (Check all that apply.): Tentmaker (Q30G) (TENTMAKR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked725100.0
TOTAL725100.0
99) What position(s) do you currently have in your congregation(s)? (Check all that apply.): Other (please specify): (Q30H) (OTHERPOS)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked70497.1
1) Checked212.9
TOTAL725100.0
100) How many congregations do you currently serve as pastor (include congregations you are serving as stated or temporary supply)? _________ congregation(s). (NMCONGRG)
TOTAL%
1) 67795.0
2) 324.5
3) 30.4
4) 10.1
Missing12 
TOTAL713100.0
101) If not currently serving a congregation, check here [ ] and skip to Q37 [LVPARISH] (Q31X) (NOSVCONX)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked72099.3
1) Checked50.7
TOTAL725100.0
102) What is the approximate membership of the congregation(s) you serve? (Write the combined membership if you serve two or more.) (Q32) (MMBCONGR)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL715560.323856
103) Approximately what is the annual budget of your congregation(s)? (Write the combined annual budget if you serve two or more.) (Q33) (ANNBUDGT)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL693719706.861202296
104) Does your congregation have an endowment? (Q34) (ENDOWMNT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes39656.1
2) No31043.9
Missing19 
TOTAL706100.0
105) [IF ENDOWMNT = Yes] What is the approximate total value of the endowment (not annual interest)? (Write the combined endowment if your congregation has two or more.) (Q34A) (VALENDWM)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL3371662211.0455238940
106) Please indicate the extent to which you presently are concerned about each of the following: Congregational finances (Q35A) (CCNCONGF)
TOTAL%
1) Very concerned12617.5
2) Concerned24934.7
3) Slightly concerned25535.5
4) Not at all concerned8712.1
5) Not applicable10.1
Missing7 
TOTAL718100.0
107) Please indicate the extent to which you presently are concerned about each of the following: Congregational leadership (Q35B) (CCNCNGLD)
TOTAL%
1) Very concerned13819.3
2) Concerned27137.8
3) Slightly concerned21229.6
4) Not at all concerned9413.1
5) Not applicable10.1
Missing9 
TOTAL716100.0
108) Please indicate the extent to which you presently are concerned about each of the following: Congregational growth (Q35C) (CCNCNGGW)
TOTAL%
1) Very concerned21630.1
2) Concerned26637.1
3) Slightly concerned17724.7
4) Not at all concerned577.9
5) Not applicable10.1
Missing8 
TOTAL717100.0
109) Please indicate the extent to which you presently are concerned about each of the following: Denominational issues (Q35D) (CCNDNISS)
TOTAL%
1) Very concerned15321.5
2) Concerned21129.6
3) Slightly concerned25535.8
4) Not at all concerned9212.9
5) Not applicable10.1
Missing13 
TOTAL712100.0
110) From the list above, which one are you most concerned about? (Circle the appropriate letter below) (Q36) (MOSTCNCN)
TOTAL%
1) Congregational finances13418.9
2) Congregational leadership16623.4
3) Congregational growth24534.6
4) Denominational issues16323.0
Missing17 
TOTAL708100.0
111) In the last 2 years, how seriously have you considered leaving: The parish for another type of ministry? (Q37A) (LVPARISH)
TOTAL%
1) Very seriously8912.4
2) Seriously719.9
3) Somewhat seriously11516.0
4) A passing thought18826.2
5) Not at all25435.4
Missing8 
TOTAL717100.0
112) In the last 2 years, how seriously have you considered leaving: The ordained ministry entirely? (Q37B) (LVENTIRE)
TOTAL%
1) Very seriously456.4
2) Seriously476.7
3) Somewhat seriously679.6
4) A passing thought16723.9
5) Not at all37353.4
Missing26 
TOTAL699100.0
113) Which of these categories best describes your total family income from all sources, before taxes, during 2007? (If you live alone, or with non-relatives, answer in terms of your own personal income.) Please include minister's salary, minister's housing allowance, spouse's income, and any other income. (Q38) (FMLYINCM)
TOTAL%
1) Less than $20,00010.1
2) $20,000-$29,99940.6
3) $30,000-$39,999395.4
4) $40,000-$49,999608.3
5) $50,000-$59,9998311.5
6) $60,000-$69,9998812.2
7) $70,000-$79,9999012.4
8) $80,000-$89,9997310.1
9) $90,000-$99,999648.9
10) $100,000-$124,99911616.0
11) $125,000-$149,999517.1
12) $150,000-$174,999212.9
13) $175,000-$199,999101.4
14) $200,000 or more233.2
Missing2 
TOTAL723100.0
114) Have you ever attended the following types of financial planning seminars or workshops?: Offered through a financial institution (Q39A) (FPSFINST)
TOTAL%
1) Yes11318.3
2) No50481.7
Missing108 
TOTAL617100.0
115) Have you ever attended the following types of financial planning seminars or workshops?: Board of Pensions financial planning seminar (Q39B) (FPBOPFPS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes36151.1
2) No34648.9
Missing18 
TOTAL707100.0
116) Have you ever attended the following types of financial planning seminars or workshops?: Offered by a personal professional financial planner (Q39C) (FPPRSPRO)
TOTAL%
1) Yes26540.2
2) No39559.8
Missing65 
TOTAL660100.0
117) Have you ever attended the following types of financial planning seminars or workshops?: Other (please specify): (Q39D) (FPOTHER)
TOTAL%
1) Yes4237.8
2) No6962.2
Missing614 
TOTAL111100.0
118) Do you have any plans to attend a financial planning seminar in the near future? (Q40) (PLANSFPS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes–one offered by the Board of Pensions14620.2
2) Yes–one offered by an organization other than the Board of Pensions395.4
3) No52372.5
4) Yes-to one offered by the Board of Pensions and an organization other than the Board of Pensions131.8
Missing4 
TOTAL721100.0
119) Do you have a long-term care insurance policy? (Q41) (LTCREINS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, my spouse and I both do10514.6
2) Yes, I do446.1
3) I don't, but my spouse does91.2
4) No56378.1
Missing4 
TOTAL721100.0
120) Do you use a flexible spending account to pay for out-of-pocket medical expenses? (Q42) (FLEXACCT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes28039.1
2) No43660.9
Missing9 
TOTAL716100.0
121) Does your congregation or presbytery reimburse you for medical or prescription deductibles? (Q43) (REIMBRSM)
TOTAL%
1) Yes26536.9
2) No45463.1
Missing6 
TOTAL719100.0
122) How satisfied or dissatisfied are you with your present compensation package? (Q44) (SATCOMPP)
TOTAL%
1) Very satisfied11215.6
2) Satisfied34447.8
3) Somewhat satisfied19126.6
4) Dissatisfied628.6
5) Very dissatisfied101.4
Missing6 
TOTAL719100.0
123) Would you say your current compensation is fair and reasonable given the circumstances of the congregation? (Q45) (COMPFAIR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, definitely17724.5
2) Yes25635.5
3) Yes, probably17624.4
4) No, probably not8311.5
5) No121.7
6) No, definitely not152.1
7) Not applicable – not in a congregation20.3
Missing4 
TOTAL721100.0
124) Is the home in which you currently live: (Q46) (DESCHOME)
TOTAL%
1) Owned by you free and clear of mortgage?263.6
2) Owned by you with a mortgage?49368.2
3) Rented by you?7310.1
4) Owned by your congregation?11816.3
5) Other (please specify):131.8
Missing2 
TOTAL723100.0
125) If you presently own your home, did a congregation assist you in any of the following ways in buying it? (Check all that apply.): No, they did not help (Q47A) (CONNOHLP)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked32144.3
1) Checked40455.7
TOTAL725100.0
126) If you presently own your home, did a congregation assist you in any of the following ways in buying it? (Check all that apply.): Gave a financial gift to use toward purchase (Q47B) (CONFNGFT)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked71398.3
1) Checked121.7
TOTAL725100.0
127) If you presently own your home, did a congregation assist you in any of the following ways in buying it? (Check all that apply.): Loaned money for purchase (Q47C) (CONLOANM)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked68494.3
1) Checked415.7
TOTAL725100.0
128) If you presently own your home, did a congregation assist you in any of the following ways in buying it? (Check all that apply.): Provided a down payment at a lower-than-market interest rate (Q47D) (CONDPLIN)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked70697.4
1) Checked192.6
TOTAL725100.0
129) If you presently own your home, did a congregation assist you in any of the following ways in buying it? (Check all that apply.): Provided an interest-free loan (Q47E) (CONINFLN)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked69896.3
1) Checked273.7
TOTAL725100.0
130) If you presently own your home, did a congregation assist you in any of the following ways in buying it? (Check all that apply.): Shared equity with me (Q47F) (CONSHREQ)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked70397.0
1) Checked223.0
TOTAL725100.0
131) If you presently own your home, did a congregation assist you in any of the following ways in buying it? (Check all that apply.): Other (please specify): (Q47G) (CONOTHER)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked70597.2
1) Checked202.8
TOTAL725100.0
132) If you own your own home, do you wish that you had not purchased a home? (Q48) (WISHNOPH)
TOTAL%
1) Yes397.4
2) No48692.6
Missing200 
TOTAL525100.0
133) [IF WISHNOPH = YES] If "yes," why? (check all that apply): Cannot afford the payments (Q48A1) (NOAFFDHP)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked71698.8
1) Checked91.2
TOTAL725100.0
134) [IF WISHNOPH = YES] If "yes," why? (check all that apply): Upkeep is beyond my budget (Q48A2) (UPKEEPBB)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked71198.1
1) Checked141.9
TOTAL725100.0
135) [IF WISHNOPH = YES] If "yes," why? (check all that apply): Limits my ability to seek a call (e.g., can't sell or would lose too much money if sold) (Q48A3) (LIMTCALL)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked70096.6
1) Checked253.4
TOTAL725100.0
136) [IF WISHNOPH = YES] If "yes," why? (check all that apply): Other (please specify): (Q48A4) (NHPOTHER)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked70997.8
1) Checked162.2
TOTAL725100.0
137) If you do not own a home, please check all the reasons below that apply to you: I have little desire to own a home at this time (Q49_1) (NHNOWANT)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked68494.3
1) Checked415.7
TOTAL725100.0
138) If you do not own a home, please check all the reasons below that apply to you: I would like to own a home, but I am required to live in the manse (Q49_2) (NHRQMNSE)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked67092.4
1) Checked557.6
TOTAL725100.0
139) If you do not own a home, please check all the reasons below that apply to you: I would like to own a home but have not been able to save up the down payment (Q49_3) (NHNOSAV)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked65890.8
1) Checked679.2
TOTAL725100.0
140) If you do not own a home, please check all the reasons below that apply to you: I would like to own a home but cannot afford the monthly payment (Q49_4) (NHNOAFFD)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked67693.2
1) Checked496.8
TOTAL725100.0
141) If you do not own a home, please check all the reasons below that apply to you: I have not thought about home ownership (Q49_5) (NHNTHGHT)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked71899.0
1) Checked71.0
TOTAL725100.0
142) If you do not own a home, please check all the reasons below that apply to you: Other (please specify): (Q49_6) (NHOTHER)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked67392.8
1) Checked527.2
TOTAL725100.0
143) Given all the pros and cons of the ministry, how would you answer this question? If the child of a family friend approached you and asked if he or she should consider pastoral ministry for a career would you: (Check only one.) (Q50) (RECPSTRL)
TOTAL%
1) Encourage the person to seriously consider a career in pastoral ministry?15221.1
2) Encourage the person, but only if he or she felt called to ministry?45162.6
3) Discourage the person, unless he or she felt strongly called to ministry?10815.0
4) Discourage the person, no matter what?91.3
Missing5 
TOTAL720100.0
144) What is your present marital status? (Q51) (MRTLSTAT)
TOTAL%
1) Married60384.7
2) Not married10915.3
Missing13 
TOTAL712100.0
145) If not currently married, have you ever been married? (Q52) (EVRMARRD)
TOTAL%
1) No, never married5548.2
2) Yes, am now widowed97.9
3) Yes, am now divorced4741.2
4) Yes, am both widowed and divorced32.6
Missing611 
TOTAL114100.0
146) Please indicate your spouse's current work status. (Check all that apply.): Employed full-time (Q53A) (SWKFULLT)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked44461.2
1) Checked28138.8
TOTAL725100.0
147) Please indicate your spouse's current work status. (Check all that apply.): Employed part-time (Q53B) (SWKPARTT)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked58881.1
1) Checked13718.9
TOTAL725100.0
148) Please indicate your spouse's current work status. (Check all that apply.): Self-employed (Q53C) (SWKSELFE)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked67593.1
1) Checked506.9
TOTAL725100.0
149) Please indicate your spouse's current work status. (Check all that apply.): Unemployed (Q53D) (SWKUNEMP)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked68995.0
1) Checked365.0
TOTAL725100.0
150) Please indicate your spouse's current work status. (Check all that apply.): Retired (Q53E) (SWKRETIR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked68694.6
1) Checked395.4
TOTAL725100.0
151) Please indicate your spouse's current work status. (Check all that apply.): Full-time homemaker (Q53F) (SWKHOMEM)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked64088.3
1) Checked8511.7
TOTAL725100.0
152) Please indicate your spouse's current work status. (Check all that apply.): Student (Q53G) (SWKSTDNT)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked71899.0
1) Checked71.0
TOTAL725100.0
153) Please indicate your spouse's current work status. (Check all that apply.): Other (please specify): (Q53H) (SWKOTHER)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked70697.4
1) Checked192.6
TOTAL725100.0
154) If your spouse is employed full-time, part-time, or self-employed, please indicate the average hours your spouse worked per week over the last year. Spouse's hours worked per week on average: (Q54) (SWKHOURS)
TOTAL%
1) 10.2
4) 51.1
5) 20.4
7) 10.2
8) 20.4
10) 122.6
11) 10.2
12) 61.3
13) 10.2
14) 20.4
15) 92.0
16) 10.2
17) 20.4
18) 40.9
19) 10.2
20) 316.8
22) 20.4
24) 81.8
25) 214.6
28) 20.4
30) 367.9
32) 92.0
33) 10.2
34) 10.2
35) 214.6
36) 10.2
37) 10.2
38) 61.3
40) 10422.9
42) 40.9
43) 30.7
44) 10.2
45) 224.8
47) 10.2
48) 61.3
50) 6514.3
54) 10.2
55) 163.5
57) 10.2
60) 296.4
65) 40.9
70) 30.7
75) 30.7
80) 20.4
Missing270 
TOTAL455100.0
155) Is your spouse an ordained minister? (Q55) (SPSEOMIN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes7412.0
2) No54588.0
Missing106 
TOTAL619100.0
156) Which statements below, if any, apply to his or her current call? (Check all that apply.) Is a co-pastor with me (Q56A) (SCOPASTR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked71498.5
1) Checked111.5
TOTAL725100.0
157) Which of the statements below, if any, apply to his or her current call? (Check all that apply.) Serves in a pastoral position at another Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) congregation (Q56B) (SPPCUSAC)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked70497.1
1) Checked212.9
TOTAL725100.0
158) Which of the statements below, if any, apply to his or her current call? (Check all that apply.) Is on the staff of a presbytery, synod, or the General Assembly (Q56C) (SSTFPSGA)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked71698.8
1) Checked91.2
TOTAL725100.0
159) Which of the statements below, if any, apply to his or her current call? (Check all that apply.) Serves in another PC(USA)-affiliated institution (e.g., college, seminary, retirement home) (Q56D) (SPSPCUSA)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked72299.6
1) Checked30.4
TOTAL725100.0
160) Which of the statements below, if any, apply to his or her current call? (Check all that apply.) Serves in a pastoral position at a congregation of another denomination (Q56E) (SPPDENOM)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked71999.2
1) Checked60.8
TOTAL725100.0
161) Which of the statements below, if any, apply to his or her current call? (Check all that apply.) Serves in a church-related non-parish ministry of another denomination (Q56F) (SNPMDENM)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked72099.3
1) Checked50.7
TOTAL725100.0
162) Which of the statements below, if any, apply to his or her current call? (Check all that apply.) Has a secular job or position (Q56G) (SSECLRJP)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked70797.5
1) Checked182.5
TOTAL725100.0
163) Which of the statements below, if any, apply to his or her current call? (Check all that apply.) Retired (Q56H) (SRETIRED)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked72399.7
1) Checked20.3
TOTAL725100.0
164) Which of the statements below, if any, apply to his or her current call? (Check all that apply.) Other (please specify): (Q56I) (SPPPCUSA)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked70196.7
1) Checked243.3
TOTAL725100.0
165) What is your race or origin? (Check all that apply.): White or Caucasian (Q57A) (RACWHITE)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked648.8
1) Checked66191.2
TOTAL725100.0
166) What is your race or origin? (Check all that apply.): Black or African-American (Q57B) (RACBLACK)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked71298.2
1) Checked131.8
TOTAL725100.0
167) What is your race or origin? (Check all that apply.): Indian (American) or Alaska Native (Q57C) (RACAINDN)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked71798.9
1) Checked81.1
TOTAL725100.0
168) What is your race or origin? (Check all that apply.): Asian or Pacific Islander (Q57D) (RACASIAN)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked69996.4
1) Checked263.6
TOTAL725100.0
169) What is your race or origin? (Check all that apply.): Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish origin (Q57E) (RACEHISP)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked71498.5
1) Checked111.5
TOTAL725100.0
170) What is your race or origin? (Check all that apply.): Some other race (please specify): (Q57F) (RACOTHER)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked71999.2
1) Checked60.8
TOTAL725100.0
171) Do you have an elderly parent(s) living with you? (Q58) (ELDRPARE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes395.4
2) No67794.6
Missing9 
TOTAL716100.0
172) [IF ELDRPARE = YES] Are you responsible for his, her, or their care? (Q58A) (RESPELDP)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, totally1327.1
2) Yes, partially2143.8
3) No1429.2
Missing677 
TOTAL48100.0
173) How many children do you have? (If none, write 0 and skip to Q-66.) Include any legally adopted children and stepchildren. Number of children: _________ (Q66) (NUMCHLDN)
TOTAL%
0) 10214.7
1) 8612.4
2) 27539.6
3) 16523.8
4) 446.3
5) 152.2
6) 50.7
7) 20.3
Missing31 
TOTAL694100.0
174) Do you have any dependent children who are now of college age or who will soon be of college age? (Q60) (DEPCOLCH)
TOTAL%
1) Yes25942.3
2) No35457.7
Missing112 
TOTAL613100.0
175) Which of the following will be (is being) used to help pay for your children's college costs? (Check all that apply.): Gifts from relatives (Q61A) (PCGIFTRL)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked62385.9
1) Checked10214.1
TOTAL725100.0
176) Which of the following will be (is being) used to help pay for your children's college costs? (Check all that apply.): Personal savings (Q61B) (PCPERSAV)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked52973.0
1) Checked19627.0
TOTAL725100.0
177) Which of the following will be (is being) used to help pay for your children's college costs? (Check all that apply.): 529 College savings plan (Q61C) (PC529CSP)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked66691.9
1) Checked598.1
TOTAL725100.0
178) Which of the following will be (is being) used to help pay for your children's college costs? (Check all that apply.): State-sponsored savings plan that is separate from the 529 (Q61D) (PCSSSAVP)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked71298.2
1) Checked131.8
TOTAL725100.0
179) Which of the following will be (is being) used to help pay for your children's college costs? (Check all that apply.): Child's earnings (Q61E) (PCCHEARN)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked59682.2
1) Checked12917.8
TOTAL725100.0
180) Which of the following will be (is being) used to help pay for your children's college costs? (Check all that apply.): Scholarships (Q61F) (PCSCHLRP)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked51671.2
1) Checked20928.8
TOTAL725100.0
181) Which of the following will be (is being) used to help pay for your children's college costs? (Check all that apply.): Borrowing (student loans) (Q61G) (PCBORROW)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked53473.7
1) Checked19126.3
TOTAL725100.0
182) Which of the following will be (is being) used to help pay for your children's college costs? (Check all that apply.): Personal loans held by your child (Q61H) (PCPERSLN)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked66992.3
1) Checked567.7
TOTAL725100.0
183) Which of the following will be (is being) used to help pay for your children's college costs? (Check all that apply.): Parental loans held by you (Q61I) (PCPARELN)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked66591.7
1) Checked608.3
TOTAL725100.0
184) Which of the following will be (is being) used to help pay for your children's college costs? (Check all that apply.): Additional job (you or your spouse) (Q61J) (PCADDJOB)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked69095.2
1) Checked354.8
TOTAL725100.0
185) Which of the following will be (is being) used to help pay for your children's college costs? (Check all that apply.): None planning to attend college (Q61K) (PCNOCOLL)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked72299.6
1) Checked30.4
TOTAL725100.0
186) Which of the following will be (is being) used to help pay for your children's college costs? (Check all that apply.): Other (please specify): _________ (Q61L) (PCOTHER)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked70697.4
1) Checked192.6
TOTAL725100.0
187) Do you expect that when your child/children leave college you or they will have educational debt? (Check all that apply.): Yes, I will (Q62A) (CEDDYESI)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked56377.7
1) Checked16222.3
TOTAL725100.0
188) Do you expect that when your child/children leave college you or they will have educational debt? (Check all that apply.): Yes, they will (Q62B) (CEDDYEST)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked54975.7
1) Checked17624.3
TOTAL725100.0
189) Do you expect that when your child/children leave college you or they will have educational debt? (Check all that apply.): No (Q62C) (CEDDBTNO)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked65890.8
1) Checked679.2
TOTAL725100.0
190) Approximately how much educational debt do you expect you and your child/children will have when they finish college?: You (and/or spouse) (Q63A) (AMTEDDBT)
TOTAL%
0) None53.4
58) 5810.7
4500) 450010.7
5000) 500053.4
6000) 600010.7
8000) 800010.7
10000) 100001510.1
12000) 1200053.4
12500) 1250010.7
13000) 1300010.7
15000) 15000117.4
16500) 1650010.7
18000) 1800010.7
20000) 200002416.2
24000) 2400021.4
25000) 25000106.8
28000) 2800032.0
30000) 3000085.4
32000) 3200010.7
38000) 3800010.7
40000) 4000096.1
42000) 4200010.7
45000) 4500010.7
50000) 50000128.1
60000) 6000053.4
65000) 6500010.7
70000) 7000021.4
75000) 7500021.4
80000) 8000032.0
100000) 100000117.4
120000) 12000010.7
150000) 15000010.7
400000) 40000010.7
Missing577 
TOTAL148100.0
191) Approximately how much educational debt do you expect you and your child/children will have when they finish college?: Child/children (total debt if more than one): (Q63B) (AMTEDDCH)
TOTAL%
0) None63.6
22) 2210.6
500) 50010.6
2000) 200010.6
5000) 500063.6
6000) 600010.6
8000) 800010.6
10000) 100002112.7
12000) 1200031.8
13000) 1300010.6
15000) 15000127.3
16000) 1600010.6
17000) 1700021.2
18000) 1800010.6
20000) 200001710.3
24000) 2400021.2
25000) 25000137.9
26000) 2600010.6
27000) 2700010.6
30000) 30000116.7
32000) 3200010.6
35000) 3500010.6
37000) 3700010.6
40000) 40000137.9
42000) 4200010.6
45000) 4500021.2
48000) 4800010.6
49000) 4900010.6
50000) 50000106.1
60000) 6000074.2
75000) 7500042.4
80000) 8000053.0
90000) 9000010.6
100000) 10000053.0
110000) 11000021.2
120000) 12000021.2
125000) 12500010.6
150000) 15000031.8
160000) 16000010.6
Missing560 
TOTAL165100.0
192) Are any of your children now going or considering going to a college/university related to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)? (Q64) (CPCUSACU)
TOTAL%
1) Yes6521.5
2) No23778.5
Missing423 
TOTAL302100.0
193) Of the total number of children living in your household, how many are: Less than 6 years old? (Write the appropriate number on each line; if none, write zero (0).) (Q65A) (CHHHL6YO)
TOTAL%
0) 2523.1
1) 4743.5
2) 3330.6
3) 32.8
Missing617 
TOTAL108100.0
194) Of the total number of children living in your household, how many are: 6-12 years old? (Write the appropriate number on each line; if none, write zero (0).) (Q65B) (CHHH612Y)
TOTAL%
0) 2618.3
1) 6747.2
2) 3927.5
3) 96.3
4) 10.7
Missing583 
TOTAL142100.0
195) Of the total number of children living in your household, how many are: 13-17 years old? (Write the appropriate number on each line; if none, write zero (0).) (Q65C) (CHHH1317)
TOTAL%
0) 2717.3
1) 9259.0
2) 3421.8
3) 31.9
Missing569 
TOTAL156100.0
196) Of the total number of children living in your household, how many are: 18-24 years old? (Write the appropriate number on each line; if none, write zero (0).) (Q65D) (CHHH1824)
TOTAL%
0) 2712.6
1) 12859.8
2) 5224.3
3) 62.8
4) 10.5
Missing511 
TOTAL214100.0
197) Of the total number of children living in your household, how many are: 25 or more years old? (Write the appropriate number on each line; if none, write zero (0).) (Q65E) (CHHHG25Y)
TOTAL%
0) 2731.0
1) 4450.6
2) 1112.6
3) 44.6
4) 11.1
Missing638 
TOTAL87100.0
198) From the list below, select the choice that best describes all of the people in the household in which you live. (For example, a minister and spouse with one child at home would check "4.") (Q66) (DESCRBHH)
TOTAL%
1) A single adult, living alone7610.6
2) A single parent, living with one or more children233.2
3) A married couple, no children in household25435.3
4) A married couple, living with one or more children33947.1
5) Other household type (please specify):273.8
Missing6 
TOTAL719100.0
199) What is your gender? (Q68) (GENDER)
TOTAL%
1) Female18926.1
2) Male53473.9
Missing2 
TOTAL723100.0
200) What is your age? _________ years (Q68) (AGE)
TOTAL%
24) 10.1
25) 10.1
26) 20.3
27) 10.1
28) 91.2
29) 60.8
30) 152.1
31) 71.0
32) 60.8
33) 40.6
34) 71.0
35) 71.0
36) 71.0
37) 91.2
38) 121.7
39) 172.3
40) 101.4
41) 71.0
42) 141.9
43) 101.4
44) 60.8
45) 152.1
46) 202.8
47) 294.0
48) 162.2
49) 172.3
50) 344.7
51) 314.3
52) 365.0
53) 425.8
54) 344.7
55) 375.1
56) 314.3
57) 263.6
58) 334.6
59) 243.3
60) 395.4
61) 263.6
62) 294.0
63) 212.9
64) 233.2
65) 30.4
Missing1 
TOTAL724100.0
201) Computed variable: rounded to the nearest height in feet, then converted to inches. (INCHES)
TOTAL%
48) 10.1
60) 49468.5
72) 22631.3
Missing4 
TOTAL721100.0
202) Height in total inches. (TOTINCH)
TOTAL%
59) 10.1
60) 10.1
61) 50.7
62) 182.5
63) 131.8
64) 415.7
65) 314.3
66) 395.4
67) 547.5
68) 659.0
69) 659.0
70) 9112.6
71) 719.8
72) 8311.5
73) 456.2
74) 456.2
75) 202.8
76) 182.5
77) 71.0
78) 40.6
79) 20.3
81) 20.3
Missing4 
TOTAL721100.0
203) Computed Body Mass Index. (BMI1)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL71927.8486
204) I-AGE: What is your age? _________ years (Q68) (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-AGE)
TOTAL%
1) Younger than 30202.8
2) 30-399112.6
3) 40-4914419.9
4) 50-6446664.4
5) 65 and older30.4
Missing1 
TOTAL724100.0
205) I-GENDER: What is your gender? (Q68) (for use with online analysis) (I-GENDER)
TOTAL%
1) Female18926.1
2) Male53473.9
Missing2 
TOTAL723100.0
206) I-FINCOME: Which of these categories best describes your total family income from all sources, before taxes, during 2007? (If you live alone, or with non-relatives, answer in terms of your own personal income.) Please include minister's salary, minister's housing allowance, spouse's income, and any other income. (Q38) (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-FINCOME)
TOTAL%
1) Less than $30,00050.7
2) $30,000-$49,9999913.7
3) $50,000-$79,99926136.1
4) $80,000-$99,99913718.9
5) $100,000-$149,99916723.1
6) $150,000 or more547.5
Missing2 
TOTAL723100.0
207) I-EMPLOY: Are the terms of your current call: (Answer in terms of the combined total if more than one call.): (Q29) (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-EMPLOY)
TOTAL%
1) Full-time (paid at least 35 hours per week)69997.8
2) Part-time162.2
Missing10 
TOTAL715100.0
208) I-MARITAL: What is your present marital status? (Q51) (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Married60384.7
2) Not married10915.3
Missing13 
TOTAL712100.0
209) I-RACE: What is your race or origin? (Check all that apply.): White or Caucasian (Q57A) (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-RACE)
TOTAL%
0) Non-White648.8
1) White or Caucasian66191.2
TOTAL725100.0