U.S. Congregational Life Survey, 2001, Lutheran Attenders

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All frequencies are raw numbers (no weights used).
1) How often do you attend worship services? (OFTEN)
TOTAL%
1) This is my first time.8742.0
2) Hardly ever7841.8
3) Less than once a month6731.6
4) Once a month11372.7
5) 2-3 times a month782818.3
6) Usually every week2943469.0
7) More than once a week19554.6
Missing778 
TOTAL42685100.0
2) How long have you been going to worship services or activities at this congregation? (HOWLONG)
TOTAL%
1) Less than 1 year29076.8
2) 1-2 years32127.5
3) 3-5 years487111.4
4) 6-10 years535812.6
5) 11-20 years740517.4
6) More than 20 years1763841.3
7) I am visiting from another congregation.9592.2
8) I am visiting and do not regularly go anywhere else.3240.8
Missing789 
TOTAL42674100.0
3) Are you regularly involved in any group activities here? Yes, in Sunday school, church school, or Sabbath school. (INVLVDSS)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked3344476.9
1) Check1001923.1
TOTAL43463100.0
4) Are you regularly involved in any group activities here? Yes, in prayer, discussion, or Bible study groups. (INVLVDPR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked3390378.0
1) Check956022.0
TOTAL43463100.0
5) Are you regularly involved in any group activities here? Yes, in fellowships, clubs, or other social groups. (INVLVDFS)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked2798064.4
1) Check1548335.6
TOTAL43463100.0
6) Are you regularly involved in any group activities here? No, we have no group activities. (INVLVDNG)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked4137895.2
1) Check20854.8
TOTAL43463100.0
7) Are you regularly involved in any group activities here? No, I am not regularly involved in group activities. (INVLVDNR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked2723262.7
1) Check1623137.3
TOTAL43463100.0
8) Do you regularly take part in any activities of this congregation that reach out to the wider community (e.g., visitation, evangelism, outreach, community service, social justice)? Yes, in evangelism or outreach activities. (COMMAEV)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked3726285.7
1) Check620114.3
TOTAL43463100.0
9) Do you regularly take part in any activities of this congregation that reach out to the wider community (e.g., visitation, evangelism, outreach, community service, social justice)? Yes, in community service, social justice, or advocacy activities of this congregation. (COMMACT)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked3317976.3
1) Check1028423.7
TOTAL43463100.0
10) Do you regularly take part in any activities of this congregation that reach out to the wider community (e.g., visitation, evangelism, outreach, community service, social justice)? No, we don't have such activities. (COMMANA)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked4161895.8
1) Check18454.2
TOTAL43463100.0
11) Do you regularly take part in any activities of this congregation that reach out to the wider community (e.g., visitation, evangelism, outreach, community service, social justice)? No, I am not regularly involved. (COMMANR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked1810441.7
1) Check2535958.3
TOTAL43463100.0
12) Do you currently have any of the following roles here? Member of the governing board. (ROLEGB)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked4007792.2
1) Check33837.8
Missing3 
TOTAL43460100.0
13) Do you currently have any of the following roles here? Member of a congregational committee or task force. (ROLECC)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked3607383.0
1) Check738717.0
Missing3 
TOTAL43460100.0
14) Do you currently have any of the following roles here? Leading or assisting in worship. (ROLELW)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked3731185.8
1) Check615214.2
TOTAL43463100.0
15) Do you currently have any of the following roles here? Officer or leader of men's, women's, youth, or other small group. (ROLELG)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked3999892.0
1) Check34658.0
TOTAL43463100.0
16) Do you currently have any of the following roles here? Choir member, musician, or choir director. (ROLECH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked3724285.7
1) Check621814.3
Missing3 
TOTAL43460100.0
17) Do you currently have any of the following roles here? Religious education teacher. (ROLERE)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked3891689.5
1) Check454410.5
Missing3 
TOTAL43460100.0
18) Do you currently have any of the following roles here? Other role not listed here (specify). (ROLEOT)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked3758586.5
1) Check587813.5
TOTAL43463100.0
19) Do you currently have any of the following roles here? None. (ROLENO)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked2502757.6
1) Check1843642.4
TOTAL43463100.0
20) Over the last year, how much have you grown in your faith? (GROWTH)
TOTAL%
1) No real growth25726.1
2) Some growth1831143.7
3) Much growth, mainly through this congregation1444534.4
4) Much growth, mainly through other groups or congregations23705.6
5) Much growth, mainly through my own private activities425110.1
Missing1514 
TOTAL41949100.0
21) How often do you spend time in private devotional activities (such as prayer, meditation, reading the Bible alone)? (DEVOTION)
TOTAL%
1) Every day/most days1849343.6
2) A few times a week826019.5
3) Once a week19804.7
4) Occasionally918421.6
5) Hardly ever36208.5
6) Never9102.1
Missing1016 
TOTAL42447100.0
22) Which statement comes closest to your view of the Bible? (BIBLVIEW)
TOTAL%
1) The Bible is the word of God, to be taken literally word for word.1000723.9
2) The Bible is the word of God, to be interpreted in the light of its historical and cultural context.1125326.8
3) The Bible is the word of God, to be interpreted in the light of its historical context and the Church's teachings.1781442.5
4) The Bible is not the word of God, but contains God's word to us.16093.8
5) The Bible is not the word of God but is a valuable book.2420.6
6) The Bible is an ancient book with little value today.590.1
7) Don't know9272.2
Missing1552 
TOTAL41911100.0
23) Do you agree or disagree with this statement: "All the different religions are equally good ways of helping a person find ultimate truth"? (ALLRELG)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree541612.9
2) Agree1724341.2
3) Neutral or unsure879021.0
4) Disagree748317.9
5) Strongly disagree29307.0
Missing1601 
TOTAL41862100.0
24) Do you agree or disagree: "My spiritual needs are being met in this congregation or parish"? (SPIRNEED)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree1286730.7
2) Agree2272654.2
3) Neutral or unsure487311.6
4) Disagree11942.8
5) Strongly disagree2630.6
Missing1540 
TOTAL41923100.0
25) Some people feel they came to faith gradually. For others, it began at a definite moment of commitment. Have you ever experienced such a moment of decisive faith commitment or conversion? (FAITH)
TOTAL%
1) No, I've had faith for as long as I can remember.2224052.8
2) No, I came to faith through a gradual process.1066025.3
3) Yes, at one specific moment in the last 5 years.13903.3
4) Yes, at one specific moment more than 5 years ago.24405.8
5) Yes, a number of specific moments of commitment or re-commitment.35008.3
6) Not sure or not applicable18614.4
Missing1372 
TOTAL42091100.0
26) Are you currently a member of this congregation? (MEMBER)
TOTAL%
1) Yes3719887.7
2) No, but I'm in the process of becoming a member.7331.7
3) No, but I regularly participate here.22465.3
4) No22495.3
Missing1037 
TOTAL42426100.0
27) Are you involved in any community service, social service, or advocacy groups not connected to this congregation? Yes, social service or charity groups. (COMMSRSS)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked2959468.1
1) Check1386931.9
TOTAL43463100.0
28) Are you involved in any community service, social service, or advocacy groups not connected to this congregation? Yes, advocacy, justice, or lobbying groups. (COMMSRAJ)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked4121594.8
1) Check22485.2
TOTAL43463100.0
29) Are you involved in any community service, social service, or advocacy groups not connected to this congregation? No, I'm not involved with such groups. (COMMSRNG)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked1692738.9
1) Check2653661.1
TOTAL43463100.0
30) Which of the following best describes your readiness to talk to others about your faith? (TALKFATH)
TOTAL%
1) I do not have faith, so the question is not applicable.2660.6
2) I do not talk about my faith; my life and actions are sufficient.533612.8
3) I find it hard to talk about my faith in ordinary language.679516.3
4) I mostly feel at ease talking about my faith and do so if it comes up.2493659.7
5) I feel at ease talking about my faith and seek opportunities to do so.444210.6
Missing1688 
TOTAL41775100.0
31) Would you be prepared to invite to a worship service here any of your friends and relatives who do not now attend a congregation? (INVITE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, and I have done so in the past 12 months.1752642.1
2) Yes, but I have not done so in the past 12 months.1734241.7
3) Don't know444510.7
4) No, probably not21105.1
5) No, definitely not2000.5
Missing1840 
TOTAL41623100.0
32) In the past 12 months, have you done any of the following? Loaned money to someone outside your family. (MT12SLM)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked3427178.9
1) Check919221.1
TOTAL43463100.0
33) In the past 12 months, have you done any of the following? Cared for someone outside your family who was very sick. (MN12SCS)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked3542881.5
1) Check803518.5
TOTAL43463100.0
34) In the past 12 months, have you done any of the following? Helped someone outside your family find a job. (MN12OJ)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked3651884.0
1) Check694516.0
TOTAL43463100.0
35) In the past 12 months, have you done any of the following? Donated or prepared food for someone outside your family or congregation. (MN12SDF)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked2095448.2
1) Check2250951.8
TOTAL43463100.0
36) In the past 12 months, have you done any of the following? Voted in the last presidential election. (MN12SVP)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked897320.6
1) Check3449079.4
TOTAL43463100.0
37) In the past 12 months, have you done any of the following? Donated money to a charitable organization (other than this congregation). (MN12SDM)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked1070524.6
1) Check3275875.4
TOTAL43463100.0
38) In the past 12 months, have you done any of the following? Worked with others to try to solve a community problem. (MN12SCP)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked3398078.2
1) Check948321.8
TOTAL43463100.0
39) In the past 12 months, have you done any of the following? Contacted an elected official about a public issue. (MN12SEO)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked3503180.6
1) Check843219.4
TOTAL43463100.0
40) How satisfied are you with what is offered here for children and youth (less than 19 years of age)? (CHLDMIN)
TOTAL%
1) Very satisfied1082126.1
2) Satisfied1582638.1
3) Mixed feelings735117.7
4) Dissatisfied17374.2
5) Very dissatisfied5531.3
6) Not sure or not applicable522112.6
Missing1954 
TOTAL41509100.0
41) Which best describes your involvement in the making of important decisions in this congregation? (DESINVLV)
TOTAL%
1) I have been given the opportunity and often participate in decision-making.889622.4
2) I have been given the opportunity and occasionally get involved in decision-making.1141728.8
3) I have been given the opportunity but don't usually get involved in decision-making.1356934.2
4) I have not been given an opportunity to be involved and this is fine with me.478512.1
5) I have not been given an opportunity to be involved and I am not happy about this.10102.5
Missing3786 
TOTAL39677100.0
42) Do you have a strong sense of belonging to this congregation? (BELONG)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, a strong sense of belonging that is growing1987947.6
2) Yes, a strong sense-about the same as last year1255830.1
3) Yes, but perhaps not as strong as in the past37579.0
4) No, but I am new here.15843.8
5) No, and I wish I did by now.8992.2
6) No, but I am happy as I am.15003.6
7) Don't know/not applicable15523.7
Missing1734 
TOTAL41729100.0
43) While you may value many different styles of music, which of the following do you prefer in congregational worship? Traditional hymns. (WRSHTH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked1214727.9
1) Check3131672.1
TOTAL43463100.0
44) While you may value many different styles of music, which of the following do you prefer in congregational worship? Praise music or choruses. (WRSHPM)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked3153772.6
1) Check1192627.4
TOTAL43463100.0
45) While you may value many different styles of music, which of the following do you prefer in congregational worship? Contemporary hymns. (WRSHCH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked2958368.1
1) Check1388031.9
TOTAL43463100.0
46) While you may value many different styles of music, which of the following do you prefer in congregational worship? Other contemporary music or songs (not hymns). (WRSHOC)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked3825488.0
1) Check520912.0
TOTAL43463100.0
47) While you may value many different styles of music, which of the following do you prefer in congregational worship? Sung responsorial psalms. (WRSHRP)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked4155395.6
1) Check19104.4
TOTAL43463100.0
48) While you may value many different styles of music, which of the following do you prefer in congregational worship? Classical music or chorales. (WRSHCM)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked3935790.6
1) Check41069.4
TOTAL43463100.0
49) While you may value many different styles of music, which of the following do you prefer in congregational worship? Contemplative chants (Taize, Iona). (WRSHCC)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked4300698.9
1) Check4571.1
TOTAL43463100.0
50) While you may value many different styles of music, which of the following do you prefer in congregational worship? Music or songs from a variety of cultures. (WRSHVC)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked4027492.7
1) Check31897.3
TOTAL43463100.0
51) While you may value many different styles of music, which of the following do you prefer in congregational worship? African-American gospel music. (WRSHAA)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked4220197.1
1) Check12622.9
TOTAL43463100.0
52) While you may value many different styles of music, which of the following do you prefer in congregational worship? No music or songs. (WRSHNM)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked4331299.7
1) Check1510.3
TOTAL43463100.0
53) While you may value many different styles of music, which of the following do you prefer in congregational worship? Don't know. (WRSHDK)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked4255297.9
1) Check9112.1
TOTAL43463100.0
54) To what extent do the worship services or activities of this congregation help you with everyday living? (WRSHHELP)
TOTAL%
1) A great extent1727542.0
2) Some extent1914446.6
3) A small extent38179.3
4) Not at all8752.1
Missing2352 
TOTAL41111100.0
55) Which of the following aspects of this congregation do you personally most value? Wider community care or social justice emphasis. (VALUECC)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked3856988.7
1) Check489411.3
TOTAL43463100.0
56) Which of the following aspects of this congregation do you personally most value? Reaching those who do not attend church. (VALUERU)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked3887589.4
1) Check458810.6
TOTAL43463100.0
57) Which of the following aspects of this congregation do you personally most value? Traditional style of worship or music. (VALUETS)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked2628260.5
1) Check1718139.5
TOTAL43463100.0
58) Which of the following aspects of this congregation do you personally most value? Contemporary style of worship or music. (VALUECS)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked3637283.7
1) Check709116.3
TOTAL43463100.0
59) Which of the following aspects of this congregation do you personally most value? Sharing in Holy Communion, Eucharist, Lord's Supper. (VALUEHC)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked1857342.7
1) Check2489057.3
TOTAL43463100.0
60) Which of the following aspects of this congregation do you personally most value? Social activities or meeting new people. (VALUESA)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked3769486.7
1) Check576913.3
TOTAL43463100.0
61) Which of the following aspects of this congregation do you personally most value? Sermons, preaching, or homilies (VALUESP)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked2660461.2
1) Check1685938.8
TOTAL43463100.0
62) Which of the following aspects of this congregation do you personally most value? Bible study or prayer groups, other discussion groups. (VALUEBS)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked3819287.9
1) Check527112.1
TOTAL43463100.0
63) Which of the following aspects of this congregation do you personally most value? Ministry for children or youth. (VALUEMY)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked3558481.9
1) Check787918.1
TOTAL43463100.0
64) Which of the following aspects of this congregation do you personally most value? Prayer ministry for one another. (VALUEPR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked3974191.4
1) Check37228.6
TOTAL43463100.0
65) Which of the following aspects of this congregation do you personally most value? Practical care for one another in times of need. (VALUECA)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked3761086.5
1) Check585313.5
TOTAL43463100.0
66) Which of the following aspects of this congregation do you personally most value? The congregation's school or pre-school. (VALUESC)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked4192796.5
1) Check15363.5
TOTAL43463100.0
67) Which of the following aspects of this congregation do you personally most value? Openness to social diversity. (VALUEOD)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked4069093.6
1) Check27736.4
TOTAL43463100.0
68) Which of the following aspects of this congregation do you personally most value? Adult church-school or Sabbath-school class. (VALUEAS)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked4222597.2
1) Check12382.8
TOTAL43463100.0
69) Do you have any close friends in this congregation? (FRIENDS)
TOTAL%
1) No, I have little contact with others from this congregation outside of activities here.449410.8
2) No, I have some friends in this congregation, but my closest friends are not involved here.754518.2
3) Yes, I have some close friends here as well as other close friends who are not part of this congregation.2473359.6
4) Yes, most of my closest friends are part of this congregation.475411.4
Missing1937 
TOTAL41526100.0
70) Before you started coming to this congregation, were you participating in another congregation? (OTHCONG)
TOTAL%
1) No, I've come here for most/all of my life.821120.2
2) No, before coming here I had not been attending any congregation for several years.574514.2
3) No, before coming here I had never regularly attended.19034.7
4) Yes, immediately prior to coming here, I was participating in another congregation.2470160.9
Missing2903 
TOTAL40560100.0
71) Before you started coming here, what type of congregation did you attend? (CONGTYPE)
TOTAL%
1) Assembly of God1630.4
2) Baptist10882.7
3) Catholic28446.9
4) Episcopal5941.4
5) Lutheran2413358.9
6) Methodist22305.4
7) Nazarene800.2
8) Non-denominational5361.3
9) Pentecostal840.2
10) Presbyterian11412.8
11) Seventh-day Adventist200.0
12) United Church of Christ7151.7
13) Other (please specify)11802.9
14) I did not attend another congregation before coming here.616215.0
Missing2493 
TOTAL40970100.0
72) Over the last two years, has there been any conflict in this congregation? (CONFLICT)
TOTAL%
1) No conflict that I am aware of1912946.4
2) Some minor conflict1262630.6
3) Major conflict15353.7
4) Major conflict, with leaders or people leaving26236.4
5) Don't know535113.0
Missing2199 
TOTAL41264100.0
73) Have this congregation's leaders encouraged you to find and use your gifts and skills here? (ENCURAGE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, to a great extent1192130.3
2) Yes, to some extent1510838.4
3) Yes, to a small extent624115.9
4) Not at all25636.5
5) Don't know35299.0
Missing4101 
TOTAL39362100.0
74) In what year were you born? 19__ (BORN)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL4094846.86519
75) Are you (female or male): (GENDER)
TOTAL%
1) Female2516561.9
2) Male1547638.1
Missing2822 
TOTAL40641100.0
76) What is your employment status? Employed full time, part time, or self-employed. (EMPLYMNT)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked2064347.5
1) Check2282052.5
TOTAL43463100.0
77) What is your employment status? Unemployed. (EMPLUNEM)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked4260298.0
1) Check8612.0
TOTAL43463100.0
78) What is your employment status? Retired. (EMPLRET)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked2985068.7
1) Check1361331.3
TOTAL43463100.0
79) What is your employment status? Full-time homemaker (EMPLHOME)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked3965391.2
1) Check38108.8
TOTAL43463100.0
80) What is your employment status? Student. (EMPLSTUD)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked4063093.5
1) Check28336.5
TOTAL43463100.0
81) What is your employment status? Other (please specify). (EMPLOTHR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked4242697.6
1) Check10372.4
TOTAL43463100.0
82) What is the highest educational level you have completed? (EDUC)
TOTAL%
1) No formal schooling810.2
2) Primary school through 8th grade (K-8)14253.4
3) Some high school28176.8
4) Completed high school1507636.2
5) Trade certificate30077.2
6) Associate degree415110.0
7) Bachelor s degree from a university or college963423.1
8) Master's, doctorate, or other graduate degree549713.2
Missing1775 
TOTAL41688100.0
83) What is your present marital status? (MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Never married442610.6
2) In first marriage2458158.8
3) Remarried after divorce432310.3
4) Remarried after death of spouse8532.0
5) Living in a committed relationship6841.6
6) Separated2780.7
7) Divorced21605.2
8) Widowed447110.7
Missing1687 
TOTAL41776100.0
84) Do you have a spouse or partner who is also completing a survey here? (SPOUSE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes2249555.2
2) No1822544.8
Missing2743 
TOTAL40720100.0
85) What is your race or origin? Asian or Pacific Islander. (RACEAPI)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked4327699.6
1) Check1870.4
TOTAL43463100.0
86) What is your race or origin? Black or African American. (RACEBL)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked4319499.4
1) Check2690.6
TOTAL43463100.0
87) What is your race or origin? Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish origin. (RACEHS)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked4314299.3
1) Check3210.7
TOTAL43463100.0
88) What is your race or origin? Indian (American) or Alaska Native. (RACEIN)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked4309199.1
1) Check3720.9
TOTAL43463100.0
89) What is your race or origin? White or Caucasian. (RACEWH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked32397.5
1) Check4022492.5
TOTAL43463100.0
90) What is your race or origin? Some other race (please specify)|Other. (RACEOT)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked4305399.1
1) Check4100.9
TOTAL43463100.0
91) Where were you born? (WHREBORN)
TOTAL%
1) In the United States4081997.6
2) In another English-speaking country3850.9
3) In a non-English speaking country6331.5
Missing1626 
TOTAL41837100.0
92) Is English your first language? (LANGUAGE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes3398598.1
2) No6661.9
Missing8812 
TOTAL34651100.0
93) Which statement best describes the people who currently live in your household? (HOUSE)
TOTAL%
1) I live alone.616815.0
2) A couple without children1426934.7
3) One adult with child/children17554.3
4) Two or more adults with child/children1613939.2
5) Some adults living in the same household28376.9
Missing2295 
TOTAL41168100.0
94) About how much do you give financially to this congregation? (GIVE)
TOTAL%
1) I give 10% or more of net income regularly.546513.7
2) I give about 5% to 9% of net income regularly.1530238.3
3) I give less than 5% of net income regularly.1234430.9
4) I give a small amount whenever I am here.487012.2
5) I do not contribute financially here.20245.1
Missing3458 
TOTAL40005100.0
95) Which of the following describes your total annual household income before taxes? (INCOME)
TOTAL%
1) Less than $10,00024836.6
2) $10,000 to $24,999653817.4
3) $25,000 to $49,9991074628.5
4) $50,000 to $74,999862122.9
5) $75,000 to $99,999463812.3
6) $100,000 or more463412.3
Missing5803 
TOTAL37660100.0
96) How many children of any age do you have, whether they live at home or elsewhere? (CHILD)
TOTAL%
0) None558714.1
1) 450811.4
2) 1413735.7
3) 891122.5
4) 38799.8
5) 14233.6
6) 5981.5
7) 2740.7
8) 1290.3
9) 590.1
10) 310.1
11) 110.0
12) 90.0
13) 20.0
Missing3905 
TOTAL39558100.0
97) Do you have any children living at home? (CHILDHO)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked2343853.9
1) None at home2002546.1
TOTAL43463100.0
98) Please provide the age of your eldest child living at home. (CHILDEL)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL1481214.6499
99) Please provide the age of your second oldest child living at home. (CHILD2)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL1014510.8887
100) Please provide the age of your third oldest child living at home. (CHILD3)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL33509.588
101) Please provide the age of your fourth oldest child living at home. (CHILD4)
TOTAL%
1) 7710.3
2) 466.2
3) 486.4
4) 638.4
5) 506.7
6) 466.2
7) 537.1
8) 486.4
9) 375.0
10) 364.8
11) 445.9
12) 364.8
13) 222.9
14) 263.5
15) 131.7
16) 121.6
17) 101.3
18) 91.2
19) 60.8
20) 70.9
21) 121.6
22) 20.3
23) 50.7
24) 10.1
25) 10.1
26) 30.4
27) 10.1
29) 30.4
30) 10.1
31) 20.3
32) 40.5
33) 30.4
35) 10.1
36) 30.4
37) 20.3
38) 30.4
39) 10.1
40) 20.3
42) 10.1
43) 10.1
52) 10.1
58) 10.1
61) 10.1
63) 10.1
76) 10.1
Missing42717 
TOTAL746100.0
102) Of your children who live at home, which ones participate at this or another congregation? Eldest child. (CHLDPRT1)
TOTAL%
1) Participate here1242883.1
2) Participate elsewhere8165.5
3) No171611.5
Missing28503 
TOTAL14960100.0
103) Of your children who live at home, which ones participate at this or another congregation? Child number 2. (CHLDPRT2)
TOTAL%
1) Participate here917388.5
2) Participate elsewhere4454.3
3) No7457.2
Missing33100 
TOTAL10363100.0
104) Of your children who live at home, which ones participate at this or another congregation? Child number 3. (CHLDPRT3)
TOTAL%
1) Participate here309386.6
2) Participate elsewhere1865.2
3) No2938.2
Missing39891 
TOTAL3572100.0
105) Of your children who live at home, which ones participate at this or another congregation? Child number 4. (CHLDPRT4)
TOTAL%
1) Participate here70278.8
2) Participate elsewhere535.9
3) No13615.3
Missing42572 
TOTAL891100.0
106) Unique ID put in by scanning company. Can be used to merge data for an attender to the back page data. (SUSPENSE)
107) Unique ID put in by scanning company. Can be used to merge data for an attender to the back page data. (BATCHTRA)
108) Unique id number to aggregate data by congregation. (Note: all ECLA Congregations start with an L.) (CONGREGA)
109) Form (FORM)
TOTAL%
1) A3672290.8
2) B30.0
3) C10.0
4) D150.0
5) G6021.5
6) I6321.6
7) J6421.6
8) K6011.5
9) L5951.5
10) M6121.5
Missing3038 
TOTAL40425100.0
110) How long does it take you to get here? (DISTANC)
TOTAL%
1) 1-5 minutes1192134.0
2) 6-10 minutes1064230.3
3) 11-15 minutes627217.9
4) 16-20 minutes34519.8
5) 21-30 minutes19995.7
6) More than 30 minutes7982.3
Missing8380 
TOTAL35083100.0
111) Compared to 2 years ago, do you think you participate in activities of the congregation more, less, or about the same amount as you did then? (PARTYEAR)
TOTAL%
1) Participate more928026.8
2) About the same participation1810952.4
3) Participate less465013.4
4) Not applicable (been coming less than 2 years)25427.4
Missing8882 
TOTAL34581100.0
112) Do you identify with any of the following approaches to faith? (Mark up to two options.) - Catholic (INDCATH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked2903179.1
1) Checked769120.9
Missing6741 
TOTAL36722100.0
113) Do you identify with any of the following approaches to faith? (Mark up to two options.) - Evangelical (INDNEVNG)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked2534169.0
1) Checked1138131.0
Missing6741 
TOTAL36722100.0
114) Do you identify with any of the following approaches to faith? (Mark up to two options.) - Reformed (INDNREFM)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked3552196.7
1) Checked12013.3
Missing6741 
TOTAL36722100.0
115) Do you identify with any of the following approaches to faith? (Mark up to two options.) - Charismatic (INDNCHAR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked3620698.6
1) Checked5161.4
Missing6741 
TOTAL36722100.0
116) Do you identify with any of the following approaches to faith? (Mark up to two options.) - Pentecostal (INDNPENT)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked3623698.7
1) Checked4861.3
Missing6741 
TOTAL36722100.0
117) Do you identify with any of the following approaches to faith? (Mark up to two options.) - Fundamentalist (INDNFUND)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked3623298.7
1) Checked4901.3
Missing6741 
TOTAL36722100.0
118) Do you identify with any of the following approaches to faith? (Mark up to two options.) - Traditionalist (INDNTRAD)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked3194887.0
1) Checked477413.0
Missing6741 
TOTAL36722100.0
119) Do you identify with any of the following approaches to faith? (Mark up to two options.) - Moderate (INDNMOD)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked3426693.3
1) Checked24566.7
Missing6741 
TOTAL36722100.0
120) Do you identify with any of the following approaches to faith? (Mark up to two options.) - Liberal (INDNLIB)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked3547796.6
1) Checked12453.4
Missing6741 
TOTAL36722100.0
121) Do you identify with any of the following approaches to faith? (Mark up to two options.) - New Age (INDNNA)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked3628098.8
1) Checked4421.2
Missing6741 
TOTAL36722100.0
122) Do you identify with any of the following approaches to faith? (Mark up to two options.) - I do not identify with such descriptions. (INDNNO)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked2732674.4
1) Checked939625.6
Missing6741 
TOTAL36722100.0
123) Do you agree or disagree: "This congregation is strongly focused on serving the wider community beyond the congregation"? (SRVCOMM)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree1009029.2
2) Agree1717649.7
3) Neutral or unsure582016.9
4) Disagree12493.6
5) Strongly disagree1900.6
Missing8938 
TOTAL34525100.0
124) How often do you experience the following during worship services at this congregation? A sense of God's presence. (WRSHP1)
TOTAL%
1) Always1325940.5
2) Usually1230637.6
3) Sometimes595718.2
4) Rarely12313.8
Missing10710 
TOTAL32753100.0
125) How often do you experience the following during worship services at this congregation? Inspiration. (WRSHP2)
TOTAL%
1) Always812625.9
2) Usually1528648.8
3) Sometimes714222.8
4) Rarely7912.5
Missing12118 
TOTAL31345100.0
126) How often do you experience the following during worship services at this congregation? Boredom. (WRSHP3)
TOTAL%
1) Always3071.0
2) Usually10193.5
3) Sometimes916831.1
4) Rarely1899364.4
Missing13976 
TOTAL29487100.0
127) How often do you experience the following during worship services at this congregation? Awe or mystery. (WRSHP4)
TOTAL%
1) Always12554.4
2) Usually463416.1
3) Sometimes1485251.6
4) Rarely805428.0
Missing14668 
TOTAL28795100.0
128) How often do you experience the following during worship services at this congregation? Joy. (WRSHP5)
TOTAL%
1) Always805526.1
2) Usually1518749.2
3) Sometimes677521.9
4) Rarely8732.8
Missing12573 
TOTAL30890100.0
129) How often do you experience the following during worship services at this congregation? Frustration. (WRSHP6)
TOTAL%
1) Always2620.9
2) Usually8642.9
3) Sometimes755025.7
4) Rarely2068970.5
Missing14098 
TOTAL29365100.0
130) How often do you experience the following during worship services at this congregation? Spontaneity. (WRSHP7)
TOTAL%
1) Always13684.8
2) Usually539118.7
3) Sometimes1449950.4
4) Rarely751926.1
Missing14686 
TOTAL28777100.0
131) How often do you experience the following during worship services at this congregation? A sense of fulfilling my obligation. (WRSHP8)
TOTAL%
1) Always516116.9
2) Usually1485548.7
3) Sometimes791126.0
4) Rarely25488.4
Missing12988 
TOTAL30475100.0
132) Does this congregation have a clear vision, goals, or direction for its ministry and mission? (VISION)
TOTAL%
1) I am not aware of such a vision, goals, or direction.422612.9
2) There are ideas but no clear vision, goals, or direction.507215.5
3) Yes, and I am strongly committed to them.999130.5
4) Yes, and I am partly committed to them.1102733.7
5) Yes, but I am not committed to them.23897.3
Missing10758 
TOTAL32705100.0
133) Do you agree or disagree: "I have a sense of excitement about our congregation's future"? (EXCTFUT)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree789223.1
2) Agree1696249.7
3) Neutral or unsure810923.8
4) Disagree9612.8
5) Strongly disagree2180.6
Missing9321 
TOTAL34142100.0
134) Of the following, which one best describes your opinion of the future directions of this congregation? (DIRECTN)
TOTAL%
1) We need to get back to the way we did things in the past.13454.0
2) We are faithfully maintaining past directions.350710.4
3) We are currently deciding on new directions.822624.4
4) We are currently moving in new directions.1173834.8
5) We need to rethink where we are heading.25317.5
6) Our future is very unclear or doubtful.8482.5
7) Don't know550116.3
Missing9767 
TOTAL33696100.0
135) Do you agree or disagree: "This congregation is always ready to try something new"? (CONGNEW)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree345710.1
2) Agree1656748.6
3) Neutral or unsure1042130.6
4) Disagree32749.6
5) Strongly disagree3511.0
Missing9393 
TOTAL34070100.0
136) To what extent does the minister, pastor, or priest here take into account the ideas of those who worship here? (ACCOUNT)
TOTAL%
1) A great extent1662948.8
2) Some extent1094532.1
3) A small extent15554.6
4) Not at all2900.9
5) Don't know440312.9
6) There is currently no leader here.2240.7
Missing9417 
TOTAL34046100.0
137) Which of the following is the best description of the style of leadership of your pastor, minister, or priest? (STYLE)
TOTAL%
1) Leadership that tends to take charge603417.9
2) Leadership that inspires people to take action1621048.0
3) Leadership that acts on goals that people here have been involved in setting663719.7
4) Leadership where the people start most things12583.7
5) There is currently no leader here.4921.5
6) Don't know31429.3
Missing9690 
TOTAL33773100.0
138) What do you think are the main roles that your minister, pastor, or priest actually carries out here? - Conducting worship or administering the sacraments. (ROLEWORS)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked945125.7
1) Checked2727174.3
Missing6741 
TOTAL36722100.0
139) What do you think are the main roles that your minister, pastor, or priest actually carries out here? - Teaching people about the faith. (ROLETFTH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked1797448.9
1) Checked1874851.1
Missing6741 
TOTAL36722100.0
140) What do you think are the main roles that your minister, pastor, or priest actually carries out here? - Training people for ministry and mission. (ROLETRPE)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked3420893.2
1) Checked25146.8
Missing6741 
TOTAL36722100.0
141) What do you think are the main roles that your minister, pastor, or priest actually carries out here? - Converting others to the faith. (ROLECFTH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked3526596.0
1) Checked14574.0
Missing6741 
TOTAL36722100.0
142) What do you think are the main roles that your minister, pastor, or priest actually carries out here? - Administering the work of the congregation. (ROLEADMN)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked2881878.5
1) Checked790421.5
Missing6741 
TOTAL36722100.0
143) What do you think are the main roles that your minister, pastor, or priest actually carries out here? - Visiting, counseling and helping people. (ROLEADVS)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked2025455.2
1) Checked1646844.8
Missing6741 
TOTAL36722100.0
144) What do you think are the main roles that your minister, pastor, or priest actually carries out here? - Confronting social injustices, involvement in wider community groups. (ROLESCIN)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked3313490.2
1) Checked35889.8
Missing6741 
TOTAL36722100.0
145) What do you think are the main roles that your minister, pastor, or priest actually carries out here? - Providing a vision and goals for the future. (ROLEVISN)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked3164586.2
1) Checked507713.8
Missing6741 
TOTAL36722100.0
146) What do you think are the main roles that your minister, pastor, or priest actually carries out here? - Offering prayer or being a spiritual role model. (ROLEPRAY)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked2854277.7
1) Checked818022.3
Missing6741 
TOTAL36722100.0
147) What do you think are the main roles that your minister, pastor, or priest actually carries out here? - Don't know. (ROLEDK)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked3520495.9
1) Checked15184.1
Missing6741 
TOTAL36722100.0
148) Do you agree or disagree: "In general, there is a good match between our congregation and our minister, pastor, or priest"? (MATCH)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree1712850.3
2) Agree1222435.9
3) Neutral or unsure347910.2
4) Disagree5581.6
5) Strongly disagree1950.6
6) There is currently no leader here4511.3
Missing9428 
TOTAL34035100.0
149) In the past 12 months, have you done any of the following? Did not do anything. (MT12NO)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked4132995.1
1) Check21344.9
TOTAL43463100.0
150) Year of Birth of respondent (YEAR)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL409481946.86519
151) Age of respondent (AGE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL4094854.13519
152) New persons attending the church in past 5 years or less (NEWPEOP)
TOTAL%
1) First Time - Newcomer8408.1
2) Returnee260325.2
3) Switcher194218.8
4) Transfer493147.8
Missing33147 
TOTAL10316100.0
153) Sample denomination (SAMP)
TOTAL%
4) Lutheran43463100.0
TOTAL43463100.0
154) I-GENDER: Are you (female or male): (for use with online analysis) (I-GENDER)
TOTAL%
1) Female2516561.9
2) Male1547638.1
Missing2822 
TOTAL40641100.0
155) I-INCOME: Which of the following describes your total annual household income before taxes? (recoded for use with online analysis) (I-INCOME)
TOTAL%
0) <25K902124.0
1) 25K-49K1074628.5
2) 50K-74K862122.9
3) 75K-99K463812.3
4) 100K+463412.3
Missing5803 
TOTAL37660100.0
156) I-EDUC: What is the highest educational level you have completed? (recoded for use with online analysis) (I-EDUC)
TOTAL%
0) Less HS432310.4
1) HS Grad1507636.2
2) Trade/Asso715817.2
3) Bachelors963423.1
4) Grad Degr549713.2
Missing1775 
TOTAL41688100.0
157) I-MARITAL: What is your present marital status? (recoded for use with online analysis) (I-MARITAL)
TOTAL%
0) Never442610.6
1) Married2975771.2
2) Com Relat6841.6
3) Sep/Div24385.8
4) Widowed447110.7
Missing1687 
TOTAL41776100.0
158) I-AGE: Age of respondent (recoded for use with online analysis) (I-AGE)
TOTAL%
0) <2529237.1
1) 25-441014224.8
2) 45-54791719.3
3) 55-64647415.8
4) 65+1349232.9
Missing2515 
TOTAL40948100.0