U.S. Congregational Life Survey, 2001, United Methodist Attenders

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All frequencies are raw numbers (no weights used).
1) How often do you go attend worship services? (OFTEN)
TOTAL%
1) This is my first time.2982.0
2) Hardly ever2851.9
3) Less than once a month1971.3
4) Once a month3032.1
5) 2-3 times a month221415.0
6) Usually every week1019169.0
7) More than once a week12768.6
Missing320 
TOTAL14764100.0
2) How long have you been going to worship services or activities at this congregation? (HOWLONG)
TOTAL%
1) Less than 1 year11207.6
2) 1-2 years12518.5
3) 3-5 years190712.9
4) 6-10 years191512.9
5) 11-20 years249016.8
6) More than 20 years562338.0
7) I am visiting from another congregation.3602.4
8) I am visiting and do not regularly go anywhere else.1270.9
Missing291 
TOTAL14793100.0
3) Are you regularly involved in any group activities here? Yes, in Sunday school, church school, or Sabbath school. (INVLVDSS)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked925061.3
1) Check583438.7
TOTAL15084100.0
4) Are you regularly involved in any group activities here? Yes, in prayer, discussion, or Bible study groups. (INVLVDPR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked1173477.8
1) Check335022.2
TOTAL15084100.0
5) Are you regularly involved in any group activities here? Yes, in fellowships, clubs, or other social groups. (INVLVDFS)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked942762.5
1) Check565737.5
TOTAL15084100.0
6) Are you regularly involved in any group activities here? No, we have no group activities. (INVLVDNG)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked1427694.6
1) Check8085.4
TOTAL15084100.0
7) Are you regularly involved in any group activities here? No, I am not regularly involved in group activities. (INVLVDNR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked1046969.4
1) Check461530.6
TOTAL15084100.0
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 checked1243482.4
1) Check265017.6
TOTAL15084100.0
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 checked1105473.3
1) Check403026.7
TOTAL15084100.0
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 checked1435595.2
1) Check7294.8
TOTAL15084100.0
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 checked714847.4
1) Check793652.6
TOTAL15084100.0
12) Do you currently have any of the following roles here? Member of the governing board. (ROLEGB)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked1276384.6
1) Check232115.4
TOTAL15084100.0
13) Do you currently have any of the following roles here? Member of a congregational committee or task force. (ROLECC)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked1223481.1
1) Check285018.9
TOTAL15084100.0
14) Do you currently have any of the following roles here? Leading or assisting in worship. (ROLELW)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked1360490.2
1) Check14809.8
TOTAL15084100.0
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 checked1341989.0
1) Check166511.0
TOTAL15084100.0
16) Do you currently have any of the following roles here? Choir membr, musician, or choir director. (ROLECH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked1271084.3
1) Check237415.7
TOTAL15084100.0
17) Do you currently have any of the following roles here? Religious education teacher. (ROLERE)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked1312087.0
1) Check196413.0
TOTAL15084100.0
18) Do you currently have any of the following roles here? Other role not listed here (specify). (ROLEOT)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked1353989.8
1) Check154510.2
TOTAL15084100.0
19) Do you currently have any of the following roles here? None. (ROLENO)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked891659.1
1) Check616840.9
TOTAL15084100.0
20) Over the last year, how much have you grown in your faith? (GROWTH)
TOTAL%
1) No real growth8205.7
2) Some growth603641.6
3) Much growth, mainly through this congregation489033.7
4) Much growth, mainly through other groups or congregations11527.9
5) Much growth, mainly through my own private activities160311.1
Missing583 
TOTAL14501100.0
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 days725449.4
2) A few times a week295120.1
3) Once a week6224.2
4) Occasionally267818.2
5) Hardly ever9556.5
6) Never2291.6
Missing395 
TOTAL14689100.0
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.426529.4
2) The Bible is the word of God, to be interpreted in the light of its historical and cultural context.398727.5
3) The Bible is the word of God, to be interpreted in the light of its historical context and the Church's teachings.525536.2
4) The Bible is not the word of God, but contains God's word to us.6074.2
5) The Bible is not the word of God but is a valuable book.1060.7
6) The Bible is an ancient book with little value today.190.1
7) Don't know2701.9
Missing575 
TOTAL14509100.0
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 agree199213.7
2) Agree597841.2
3) Neutral or unsure274718.9
4) Disagree251817.4
5) Strongly disagree12738.8
Missing576 
TOTAL14508100.0
24) Do you agree or disagree: "My spiritual needs are being met in this congregation or parish"? (SPIRNEED)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree403527.8
2) Agree795754.9
3) Neutral or unsure184212.7
4) Disagree5744.0
5) Strongly disagree920.6
Missing584 
TOTAL14500100.0
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.576239.6
2) No, I came to faith through a gradual process.433229.7
3) Yes, at one specific moment in the last 5 years5343.7
4) Yes, at one specific moment more than 5 years ago164611.3
5) Yes, a number of specific moments of commitment or re-commitment168811.6
6) Not sure or not applicable6054.2
Missing517 
TOTAL14567100.0
26) Are you currently a member of this congregation? (MEMBER)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1200081.8
2) No, but I'm in the process of becoming a member.2491.7
3) No, but I regularly participate here.13869.5
4) No10307.0
Missing419 
TOTAL14665100.0
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 checked971264.4
1) Check537235.6
TOTAL15084100.0
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 checked1430694.8
1) Check7785.2
TOTAL15084100.0
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 checked654843.4
1) Check853656.6
TOTAL15084100.0
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.1000.7
2) I do not talk about my faith; my life and actions are sufficient.183412.7
3) I find it hard to talk about my faith in ordinary language.227215.7
4) I mostly feel at ease talking about my faith and do so if it comes up.834357.8
5) I feel at ease talking about my faith and seek opportunities to do so.188213.0
Missing653 
TOTAL14431100.0
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.744651.9
2) Yes, but I have not done so in the past 12 months.516035.9
3) Don't know11568.1
4) No, probably not5313.7
5) No, definitely not640.4
Missing727 
TOTAL14357100.0
32) In the past 12 months, have you done any of the following? Loaned money to someone outside your family. (MT12SLM)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked1166577.3
1) Check341922.7
TOTAL15084100.0
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 checked1193079.1
1) Check315420.9
TOTAL15084100.0
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 checked1272284.3
1) Check236215.7
TOTAL15084100.0
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 checked686245.5
1) Check822254.5
TOTAL15084100.0
36) In the past 12 months, have you done any of the following? Voted in the last presidential election. (MN12SVP)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked312520.7
1) Check1195979.3
TOTAL15084100.0
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 checked384525.5
1) Check1123974.5
TOTAL15084100.0
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 checked1178278.1
1) Check330221.9
TOTAL15084100.0
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 checked1218880.8
1) Check289619.2
TOTAL15084100.0
40) How satisfied are you with what is offered here for children and youth (less than 19 years of age)? (CHLDMIN)
TOTAL%
1) Very satisfied403728.2
2) Satisfied513335.9
3) Mixed feelings245917.2
4) Dissatisfied6314.4
5) Very dissatisfied2071.4
6) Not sure or not applicable183812.8
Missing779 
TOTAL14305100.0
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.301922.2
2) I have been given the opportunity and occasionally get involved in decision-making.352726.0
3) I have been given the opportunity but don't usually get involved in decision-making.384228.3
4) I have not been given an opportunity to be involved and this is fine with me.261319.3
5) I have not been given an opportunity to be involved and I am not happy about this.5694.2
Missing1514 
TOTAL13570100.0
42) Do you have a strong sense of belonging to this congregation? (BELONG)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, a strong sense of belonging that is growing722650.2
2) Yes, a strong sense-about the same as last year378926.3
3) Yes, but perhaps not as strong as in the past13609.4
4) No, but I am new here.6034.2
5) No, and I wish I did by now.3882.7
6) No, but I am happy as I am.5343.7
7) Don't know/not applicable5023.5
Missing682 
TOTAL14402100.0
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 checked371624.6
1) Check1136875.4
TOTAL15084100.0
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 checked954763.3
1) Check553736.7
TOTAL15084100.0
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 checked1174277.8
1) Check334222.2
TOTAL15084100.0
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 checked1342489.0
1) Check166011.0
TOTAL15084100.0
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 checked1482198.3
1) Check2631.7
TOTAL15084100.0
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 checked1358790.1
1) Check14979.9
TOTAL15084100.0
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 checked1503399.7
1) Check510.3
TOTAL15084100.0
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 checked1431194.9
1) Check7735.1
TOTAL15084100.0
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 checked1455696.5
1) Check5283.5
TOTAL15084100.0
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 checked1505199.8
1) Check330.2
TOTAL15084100.0
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 checked1485398.5
1) Check2311.5
TOTAL15084100.0
54) To what extent do the worship services or activities of this congregation help you with everyday living? (WRSHHELP)
TOTAL%
1) A great extent657946.5
2) Some extent612943.3
3) A small extent11758.3
4) Not at all2691.9
Missing932 
TOTAL14152100.0
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 checked1311586.9
1) Check196913.1
TOTAL15084100.0
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 checked1316287.3
1) Check192212.7
TOTAL15084100.0
57) Which of the following aspects of this congregation do you personally most value? Traditional style of worship or music. (VALUETS)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked903259.9
1) Check605240.1
TOTAL15084100.0
58) Which of the following aspects of this congregation do you personally most value? Contemporary style of worship or music. (VALUECS)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked1334388.5
1) Check174111.5
TOTAL15084100.0
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 checked984565.3
1) Check523934.7
TOTAL15084100.0
60) Which of the following aspects of this congregation do you personally most value? Social activities or meeting new people. (VALUESA)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked1288385.4
1) Check220114.6
TOTAL15084100.0
61) Which of the following aspects of this congregation do you personally most value? Sermons, preaching, or homilies (VALUESP)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked916960.8
1) Check591539.2
TOTAL15084100.0
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 checked1291185.6
1) Check217314.4
TOTAL15084100.0
63) Which of the following aspects of this congregation do you personally most value? Ministry for children or youth. (VALUEMY)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked1218280.8
1) Check290219.2
TOTAL15084100.0
64) Which of the following aspects of this congregation do you personally most value? Prayer ministry for one another. (VALUEPR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked1310186.9
1) Check198313.1
TOTAL15084100.0
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 checked1242882.4
1) Check265617.6
TOTAL15084100.0
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 checked1463297.0
1) Check4523.0
TOTAL15084100.0
67) Which of the following aspects of this congregation do you personally most value? Openness to social diversity. (VALUEOD)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked1416593.9
1) Check9196.1
TOTAL15084100.0
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 checked1369090.8
1) Check13949.2
TOTAL15084100.0
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.11758.2
2) No, I have some friends in this congregation, but my closest friends are not involved here.217515.2
3) Yes, I have some close friends here as well as other close friends who are not part of this congregation.893762.3
4) Yes, most of my closest friends are part of this congregation.206314.4
Missing734 
TOTAL14350100.0
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.274219.6
2) No, before coming here I had not been attending any congregation for several years.229216.4
3) No, before coming here I had never regularly attended.6814.9
4) Yes, immediately prior to coming here, I was participating in another congregation.824659.1
Missing1123 
TOTAL13961100.0
71) Before you started coming here, what type of congregation did you attend? (CONGTYPE)
TOTAL%
1) Assembly of God1100.8
2) Baptist145010.3
3) Catholic5854.1
4) Episcopal1971.4
5) Lutheran6564.6
6) Methodist663746.9
7) Nazarene670.5
8) Non-denominational3712.6
9) Pentecostal690.5
10) Presbyterian9857.0
11) Seventh-day Adventist90.1
12) United Church of Christ3072.2
13) Other (please specify)7075.0
14) I did not attend another congregation before coming here.199314.1
Missing941 
TOTAL14143100.0
72) Over the last two years, has there been any conflict in this congregation? (CONFLICT)
TOTAL%
1) No conflict that I am aware of630944.2
2) Some minor conflict448831.5
3) Major conflict5724.0
4) Major conflict, with leaders or people leaving9166.4
5) Don't know197413.8
Missing825 
TOTAL14259100.0
73) Have this congregation's leaders encouraged you to find and use your gifts and skills here? (ENCURAGE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, to a great extent414630.7
2) Yes, to some extent496836.8
3) Yes, to a small extent214015.9
4) Not at all10838.0
5) Don't know11518.5
Missing1596 
TOTAL13488100.0
74) In what year were you born? 19__ (BORN)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL1394244.90219
75) Are you (female or male): (GENDER)
TOTAL%
1) Female879562.7
2) Male522537.3
Missing1064 
TOTAL14020100.0
76) What is your employment status? Employed full time, part time, or self-employed. (EMPLYMNT)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked810753.7
1) Check697746.3
TOTAL15084100.0
77) What is your employment status? Unemployed. (EMPLUNEM)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked1474297.7
1) Check3422.3
TOTAL15084100.0
78) What is your employment status? Retired. (EMPLRET)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked960963.7
1) Check547536.3
TOTAL15084100.0
79) What is your employment status? Full-time homemaker (EMPLHOME)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked1364790.5
1) Check14379.5
TOTAL15084100.0
80) What is your employment status? Student. (EMPLSTUD)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked1414293.8
1) Check9426.2
TOTAL15084100.0
81) What is your employment status? Other (please specify). (EMPLOTHR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked1470497.5
1) Check3802.5
TOTAL15084100.0
82) What is the highest educational level you have completed? (EDUC)
TOTAL%
1) No formal schooling370.3
2) Primary school through 8th grade(K-8)3052.1
3) Some high school9936.9
4) Completed high school537937.3
5) Trade certificate8545.9
6) Associate degree13819.6
7) Bachelor s degree from a university or college346624.1
8) Master's, doctorate, or other graduate degree198913.8
Missing680 
TOTAL14404100.0
83) What is your present marital status? (MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Never married13659.5
2) In first marriage797355.2
3) Remarried after divorce181712.6
4) Remarried after death of spouse4182.9
5) Living in a committed relationship2221.5
6) Separated880.6
7) Divorced7215.0
8) Widowed183612.7
Missing644 
TOTAL14440100.0
84) Do you have a spouse or partner who is also completing a survey here? (SPOUSE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes776055.4
2) No624544.6
Missing1079 
TOTAL14005100.0
85) What is your race or origin? Asian or Pacific Islander. (RACEAPI)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked1499299.4
1) Check920.6
TOTAL15084100.0
86) What is your race or origin? Black or African American. (RACEBL)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked1482198.3
1) Check2631.7
TOTAL15084100.0
87) What is your race or origin? Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish origin. (RACEHS)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked1497399.3
1) Check1110.7
TOTAL15084100.0
88) What is your race or origin? Indian (American) or Alaska Native. (RACEIN)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked1486898.6
1) Check2161.4
TOTAL15084100.0
89) What is your race or origin? White or Caucasian. (RACEWH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked14019.3
1) Check1368390.7
TOTAL15084100.0
90) What is your race or origin? Some other race (please specify)|Other. (RACEOT)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked1497399.3
1) Check1110.7
TOTAL15084100.0
91) Where were you born? (WHREBORN)
TOTAL%
1) In the United States1417197.9
2) In another English-speaking country1471.0
3) In a non-English speaking country1611.1
Missing605 
TOTAL14479100.0
92) Is English your first language? (LANGUAGE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1183698.9
2) No1341.1
Missing3114 
TOTAL11970100.0
93) Which statement best describes the people who currently live in your household? (HOUSE)
TOTAL%
1) I live alone.230716.3
2) A couple without children522236.8
3) One adult with child/children5714.0
4) Two or more adults with child/children506535.7
5) Some adults living in the same household10117.1
Missing908 
TOTAL14176100.0
94) About how much do you give financially to this congregation? (GIVE)
TOTAL%
1) I give 10% or more of net income regularly.281220.4
2) I give about 5% to 9% of net income regularly.506036.7
3) I give less than 5% of net income regularly.343825.0
4) I give a small amount whenever I am here.179513.0
5) I do not contribute financially here.6734.9
Missing1306 
TOTAL13778100.0
95) Which of the following describes your total annual household income before taxes? (INCOME)
TOTAL%
1) Less than $10,0008816.9
2) $10,000 to $24,999242518.9
3) $25,000 to $49,999350027.3
4) $50,000 to $74,999273221.3
5) $75,000 to $99,999153311.9
6) $100,000 or more176413.7
Missing2249 
TOTAL12835100.0
96) How many children of any age do you have, whether they live at home or elsewhere? (CHILD)
TOTAL%
0) None173512.7
1) 184213.5
2) 513037.7
3) 285621.0
4) 11998.8
5) 4633.4
6) 2061.5
7) 940.7
8) 420.3
9) 210.2
10) 110.1
11) 70.1
12) 30.0
13) 40.0
Missing1471 
TOTAL13613100.0
97) Do you have any children living at home? (CHILDHO)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked759050.3
1) None at home749449.7
TOTAL15084100.0
98) Please provide the age of your eldest child living at home. (CHILDEL)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL457114.7999
99) Please provide the age of your second oldest child living at home. (CHILD2)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL300810.6077
100) Please provide the age of your third oldest child living at home. (CHILD3)
TOTAL%
1) 515.8
2) 637.1
3) 536.0
4) 455.1
5) 707.9
6) 586.6
7) 697.8
8) 515.8
9) 566.3
10) 637.1
11) 576.4
12) 525.9
13) 465.2
14) 323.6
15) 202.3
16) 212.4
17) 262.9
18) 111.2
19) 40.5
20) 50.6
21) 70.8
22) 50.6
24) 20.2
28) 10.1
29) 20.2
30) 10.1
33) 10.1
34) 10.1
35) 10.1
39) 10.1
41) 10.1
42) 20.2
43) 10.1
46) 20.2
54) 10.1
63) 10.1
67) 10.1
Missing14200 
TOTAL884100.0
101) Please provide the age of your fourth oldest child living at home. (CHILD4)
TOTAL%
1) 169.6
2) 1710.2
3) 127.2
4) 116.6
5) 116.6
6) 137.8
7) 84.8
8) 84.8
9) 42.4
10) 84.8
11) 84.8
12) 53.0
13) 63.6
14) 106.0
15) 53.0
16) 10.6
17) 10.6
18) 42.4
21) 31.8
22) 10.6
25) 10.6
26) 10.6
27) 10.6
33) 10.6
34) 21.2
35) 21.2
36) 10.6
37) 10.6
39) 10.6
40) 10.6
42) 21.2
47) 10.6
Missing14917 
TOTAL167100.0
102) Of your children who live at home, which ones participate at this or another congregation? Eldest child. (CHLDPRT1)
TOTAL%
1) Participate here373380.8
2) Participate elsewhere3417.4
3) No54411.8
Missing10466 
TOTAL4618100.0
103) Of your children who live at home, which ones participate at this or another congregation? Child number 2. (CHLDPRT2)
TOTAL%
1) Participate here268887.6
2) Participate elsewhere1725.6
3) No2086.8
Missing12016 
TOTAL3068100.0
104) Of your children who live at home, which ones participate at this or another congregation? Child number 3. (CHLDPRT3)
TOTAL%
1) Participate here79985.3
2) Participate elsewhere535.7
3) No859.1
Missing14147 
TOTAL937100.0
105) Of your children who live at home, which ones participate at this or another congregation? Child number 4. (CHLDPRT4)
TOTAL%
1) Participate here14071.1
2) Participate elsewhere199.6
3) No3819.3
Missing14887 
TOTAL197100.0
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 United Methodist Congregations start with an M.) (CONGREGA)
109) Form (FORM)
TOTAL%
1) A1292185.7
2) AS80.1
3) I4422.9
4) J4422.9
5) N4292.8
6) T4292.8
7) U4132.7
TOTAL15084100.0
110) How long does it take you to get here? (DISTANC)
TOTAL%
1) 1-5 minutes419334.1
2) 6-10 minutes413933.6
3) 11-15 minutes217217.6
4) 16-20 minutes11329.2
5) 21-30 minutes4743.9
6) More than 30 minutes1991.6
Missing2775 
TOTAL12309100.0
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 more349728.9
2) About the same participation600149.6
3) Participate less164413.6
4) Not applicable (been coming less than 2 years)9577.9
Missing2985 
TOTAL12099100.0
112) Do you identify with any of the following approaches to faith? (Mark up to two options.) - Catholic (INDCATH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked1172790.7
1) Checked12029.3
Missing2155 
TOTAL12929100.0
113) Do you identify with any of the following approaches to faith? (Mark up to two options.) - Evangelical (INDNEVNG)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked1131487.5
1) Checked161512.5
Missing2155 
TOTAL12929100.0
114) Do you identify with any of the following approaches to faith? (Mark up to two options.) - Reformed (INDNREFM)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked1268798.1
1) Checked2421.9
Missing2155 
TOTAL12929100.0
115) Do you identify with any of the following approaches to faith? (Mark up to two options.) - Charismatic (INDNCHAR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked1259697.4
1) Checked3332.6
Missing2155 
TOTAL12929100.0
116) Do you identify with any of the following approaches to faith? (Mark up to two options.) - Pentecostal (INDNPENT)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked1259197.4
1) Checked3382.6
Missing2155 
TOTAL12929100.0
117) Do you identify with any of the following approaches to faith? (Mark up to two options.) - Fundamentalist (INDNFUND)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked1253697.0
1) Checked3933.0
Missing2155 
TOTAL12929100.0
118) Do you identify with any of the following approaches to faith? (Mark up to two options.) - Traditionalist (INDNTRAD)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked972575.2
1) Checked320424.8
Missing2155 
TOTAL12929100.0
119) Do you identify with any of the following approaches to faith? (Mark up to two options.) - Moderate (INDNMOD)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked1134087.7
1) Checked158912.3
Missing2155 
TOTAL12929100.0
120) Do you identify with any of the following approaches to faith? (Mark up to two options.) - Liberal (INDNLIB)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked1240996.0
1) Checked5204.0
Missing2155 
TOTAL12929100.0
121) Do you identify with any of the following approaches to faith? (Mark up to two options.) - New Age (INDNNA)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked1275798.7
1) Checked1721.3
Missing2155 
TOTAL12929100.0
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 checked912570.6
1) Checked380429.4
Missing2155 
TOTAL12929100.0
123) Do you agree or disagree: "This congregation is strongly focused on serving the wider community beyond the congregation"? (SRVCOMM)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree379931.4
2) Agree599749.6
3) Neutral or unsure182115.1
4) Disagree4173.4
5) Strongly disagree580.5
Missing2992 
TOTAL12092100.0
124) How often do you experience the following during worship services at this congregation? A sense of God's presence. (WRSHP1)
TOTAL%
1) Always404435.6
2) Usually449139.6
3) Sometimes236020.8
4) Rarely4594.0
Missing3730 
TOTAL11354100.0
125) How often do you experience the following during worship services at this congregation? Inspiration. (WRSHP2)
TOTAL%
1) Always278226.0
2) Usually504747.1
3) Sometimes258224.1
4) Rarely3062.9
Missing4367 
TOTAL10717100.0
126) How often do you experience the following during worship services at this congregation? Boredom. (WRSHP3)
TOTAL%
1) Always1201.2
2) Usually3143.2
3) Sometimes300330.2
4) Rarely651565.5
Missing5132 
TOTAL9952100.0
127) How often do you experience the following during worship services at this congregation? Awe or mystery. (WRSHP4)
TOTAL%
1) Always3413.6
2) Usually137414.3
3) Sometimes501152.3
4) Rarely284929.8
Missing5509 
TOTAL9575100.0
128) How often do you experience the following during worship services at this congregation? Joy. (WRSHP5)
TOTAL%
1) Always304628.7
2) Usually500847.2
3) Sometimes228821.6
4) Rarely2592.4
Missing4483 
TOTAL10601100.0
129) How often do you experience the following during worship services at this congregation? Frustration. (WRSHP6)
TOTAL%
1) Always1021.0
2) Usually2983.0
3) Sometimes249825.5
4) Rarely691770.5
Missing5269 
TOTAL9815100.0
130) How often do you experience the following during worship services at this congregation? Spontaneity. (WRSHP7)
TOTAL%
1) Always5195.3
2) Usually200320.6
3) Sometimes481549.4
4) Rarely240424.7
Missing5343 
TOTAL9741100.0
131) How often do you experience the following during worship services at this congregation? A sense of fulfilling my obligation. (WRSHP8)
TOTAL%
1) Always164615.9
2) Usually496948.0
3) Sometimes289027.9
4) Rarely8498.2
Missing4730 
TOTAL10354100.0
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.141612.5
2) There are ideas but no clear vision, goals, or direction.184916.3
3) Yes, and I am strongly committed to them.347630.7
4) Yes, and I am partly committed to them.373332.9
5) Yes, but I am not committed to them.8657.6
Missing3745 
TOTAL11339100.0
133) Do you agree or disagree: "I have a sense of excitement about our congregation's future"? (EXCTFUT)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree300825.2
2) Agree582748.8
3) Neutral or unsure271822.8
4) Disagree3292.8
5) Strongly disagree650.5
Missing3137 
TOTAL11947100.0
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.4964.2
2) We are faithfully maintaining past directions.10288.8
3) We are currently deciding on new directions.273423.3
4) We are currently moving in new directions.442937.8
5) We need to rethink where we are heading.9598.2
6) Our future is very unclear or doubtful.3332.8
7) Don't know175114.9
Missing3354 
TOTAL11730100.0
135) Do you agree or disagree: "This congregation is always ready to try something new"? (CONGNEW)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree120810.2
2) Agree554046.7
3) Neutral or unsure373031.4
4) Disagree123410.4
5) Strongly disagree1551.3
Missing3217 
TOTAL11867100.0
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 extent570648.1
2) Some extent379932.0
3) A small extent6885.8
4) Not at all1431.2
5) Don't know151612.8
6) There is currently no leader here.110.1
Missing3221 
TOTAL11863100.0
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 charge231619.7
2) Leadership that inspires people to take action574648.8
3) Leadership that acts on goals that people here have been involved in setting200517.0
4) Leadership where the people start most things5754.9
5) There is currently no leader here.820.7
6) Don't know10498.9
Missing3311 
TOTAL11773100.0
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 checked450634.9
1) Checked842365.1
Missing2155 
TOTAL12929100.0
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 checked675352.2
1) Checked617647.8
Missing2155 
TOTAL12929100.0
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 checked1192992.3
1) Checked10007.7
Missing2155 
TOTAL12929100.0
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 checked1189692.0
1) Checked10338.0
Missing2155 
TOTAL12929100.0
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 checked1039080.4
1) Checked253919.6
Missing2155 
TOTAL12929100.0
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 checked799561.8
1) Checked493438.2
Missing2155 
TOTAL12929100.0
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 checked1148488.8
1) Checked144511.2
Missing2155 
TOTAL12929100.0
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 checked1066782.5
1) Checked226217.5
Missing2155 
TOTAL12929100.0
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 checked986676.3
1) Checked306323.7
Missing2155 
TOTAL12929100.0
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 checked1232895.4
1) Checked6014.6
Missing2155 
TOTAL12929100.0
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 agree528344.4
2) Agree462538.9
3) Neutral or unsure144112.1
4) Disagree3713.1
5) Strongly disagree1581.3
6) There is currently no leader here130.1
Missing3193 
TOTAL11891100.0
149) In the past 12 months, have you done any of the following? Did not do any. (MT12DNDA)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked1434295.1
1) Check7424.9
TOTAL15084100.0
150) Respondent's year of birth (YEAR)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL139421944.90219
151) Age of respondent (AGE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL1394256.09819
152) New persons attending the church in past 5 years or less (NEWPEOP)
TOTAL%
1) 3097.8
2) 108827.4
3) 115329.0
4) 142335.8
Missing11111 
TOTAL3973100.0
153) Sample denomination (SAMPDENO)
TOTAL%
5) Methodist15084100.0
TOTAL15084100.0
154) I-GENDER: Are you (female or male): (for use with online analysis) (I-GENDER)
TOTAL%
1) Female879562.7
2) Male522537.3
Missing1064 
TOTAL14020100.0
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) <=24K330625.8
1) 25K-49K350027.3
2) 50K-74K273221.3
3) 75K-99K153311.9
4) 100K+176413.7
Missing2249 
TOTAL12835100.0
156) I-EDUC: What is the highest educational level you have completed? (recoded for use with online analysis) (I-EDUC)
TOTAL%
0) Less HS13359.3
1) HS Grad537937.3
2) Trade/Asso223515.5
3) Bachelors346624.1
4) Grad degr198913.8
Missing680 
TOTAL14404100.0
157) I-MARITAL: What is your present marital status? (recoded for use with online analysis) (I-MARITAL)
TOTAL%
0) Never13659.5
1) Married1020870.7
2) Com Relat2221.5
3) Sep/Div8095.6
4) Widowed183612.7
Missing644 
TOTAL14440100.0
158) I-AGE: Age of respondent (recoded for use with online analysis) (I-AGE)
TOTAL%
0) <259797.0
1) 25-44306522.0
2) 45-54243917.5
3) 55-64210715.1
4) 65+535238.4
Missing1142 
TOTAL13942100.0