U.S. Congregational Life Survey, 2001, Fast-Growing Presbyterian Attenders

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All frequencies are raw numbers (no weights used).
1) How long have you been going to worship services or activities at this congregation? (HOWLONG)
TOTAL%
1) Less than 1 year214911.4
2) 1-2 years275614.7
3) 3-5 years431923.0
4) 6-10 years370719.7
5) 11-20 years288915.4
6) More than 20 years227012.1
7) I am visiting from another congregation.4782.5
8) I am visiting and do not regularly go anywhere else.2121.1
Missing253 
TOTAL18780100.0
2) Are you regularly involved in any group activities here? Yes, in Sunday school, church school, or Sabbath school. (INVLVDSS)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked1359871.4
1) Checked543528.6
TOTAL19033100.0
3) Are you regularly involved in any group activities here? Yes, in prayer, discussion, or Bible study groups. (INVLVDPR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked1393873.2
1) Checked509526.8
TOTAL19033100.0
4) Are you regularly involved in any group activities here? Yes, in fellowships, clubs, or other social groups. (INVLVDFS)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked1212163.7
1) Checked691236.3
TOTAL19033100.0
5) Are you regularly involved in any group activities here? No, we have no group activities. (INVLVDNG)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked1777893.4
1) Checked12556.6
TOTAL19033100.0
6) Are you regularly involved in any group activities here? No, I am not regularly involved in group activities. (INVLVDNR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked1244165.4
1) Checked659234.6
TOTAL19033100.0
7) 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 checked1459876.7
1) Checked443523.3
TOTAL19033100.0
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 checked1629085.6
1) Checked274314.4
TOTAL19033100.0
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)? No, we don't have such activities. (COMMANA)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked1804594.8
1) Checked9885.2
TOTAL19033100.0
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, I am not regularly involved. (COMMANR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked773340.6
1) Checked1130059.4
TOTAL19033100.0
11) Do you currently have any of the following roles here? Leading or assisting in worship. (ROLELD)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked1744891.7
1) Checked15858.3
TOTAL19033100.0
12) Do you currently have any of the following roles here? Officer or leader of men's, women's, youth, or other small group. (ROLEGRP)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked1758292.4
1) Checked14517.6
TOTAL19033100.0
13) Do you currently have any of the following roles here? Other role not listed here. (ROLEOTH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked1636986.0
1) Checked266414.0
TOTAL19033100.0
14) Do you currently have any of the following roles here? None. (ROLENO)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked983251.7
1) Checked920148.3
TOTAL19033100.0
15) Over the last year, how much have you grown in your faith? (GROWTH)
TOTAL%
1) No real growth9705.2
2) Some growth757240.8
3) Much growth, mainly through this congregation693037.4
4) Much growth, mainly through other groups or congregations13087.1
5) Much growth, mainly through my own private activities17649.5
Missing489 
TOTAL18544100.0
16) How often do you spend time in private devotional activities (such as prayer, meditation, reading the Bible alone)? (DEVOTION)
TOTAL%
1) Every day/most days827344.5
2) A few times a week437323.5
3) Once a week8634.6
4) Occasionally345618.6
5) Hardly ever13037.0
6) Never3191.7
Missing446 
TOTAL18587100.0
17) 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.417122.6
2) The Bible is the word of God, to be interpreted in the light of its historical and cultural context.604432.8
3) The Bible is the word of God, to be interpreted in the light of its historical context and the Church's teachings.691437.5
4) The Bible is not the word of God, but contains God's word to us.7524.1
5) The Bible is not the word of God but is a valuable book.1761.0
6) The Bible is an ancient book with little value today.300.2
7) Don't know3551.9
Missing591 
TOTAL18442100.0
18) 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 agree17419.4
2) Agree575131.0
3) Neutral or unsure351919.0
4) Disagree430423.2
5) Strongly disagree325117.5
Missing467 
TOTAL18566100.0
19) Do you agree or disagree: "My spiritual needs are being met in this congregation or parish"? (SPIRNEED)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree675536.6
2) Agree911849.3
3) Neutral or unsure202210.9
4) Disagree4982.7
5) Strongly disagree840.5
Missing556 
TOTAL18477100.0
20) 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.678236.4
2) No, I came to faith through a gradual process.568530.5
3) Yes, at one specific moment in the last 5 years7353.9
4) Yes, at one specific moment more than 5 years ago240712.9
5) Yes, a number of specific moments of commitment or re-commitment230812.4
6) Not sure or not applicable7083.8
Missing408 
TOTAL18625100.0
21) Are you currently a member of this congregation? (MEMBER)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1394374.6
2) No, but I'm in the process of becoming a member.5112.7
3) No, but I regularly participate here.258013.8
4) No16688.9
Missing331 
TOTAL18702100.0
22) 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 checked1242865.3
1) Checked660534.7
TOTAL19033100.0
23) 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 checked1793294.2
1) Checked11015.8
TOTAL19033100.0
24) 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 checked769540.4
1) Checked1133859.6
TOTAL19033100.0
25) 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.990.5
2) I do not talk about my faith; my life and actions are sufficient.206011.1
3) I find it hard to talk about my faith in ordinary language.304616.5
4) I mostly feel at ease talking about my faith and do so if it comes up.1114360.2
5) I feel at ease talking about my faith and seek opportunities to do so.215111.6
Missing534 
TOTAL18499100.0
26) 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.1031955.9
2) Yes, but I have not done so in the past 12 months.621433.7
3) Don't know12386.7
4) No, probably not6233.4
5) No, definitely not660.4
Missing573 
TOTAL18460100.0
27) In the past 12 months, have you done any of the following? Loaned money to someone outside your family. (MT12SLM)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked1437175.5
1) Checked466224.5
TOTAL19033100.0
28) 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 checked1488078.2
1) Checked415321.8
TOTAL19033100.0
29) In the past 12 months, have you done any of the following? Helped someone outside your family find a job. (MN12OJ)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked1491078.3
1) Checked412321.7
TOTAL19033100.0
30) 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 checked847644.5
1) Checked1055755.5
TOTAL19033100.0
31) In the past 12 months, have you done any of the following? Voted in the last presidential election. (MN12SVP)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked396420.8
1) Checked1506979.2
TOTAL19033100.0
32) 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 checked377319.8
1) Checked1525680.2
Missing4 
TOTAL19029100.0
33) 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 checked1424274.8
1) Checked479125.2
TOTAL19033100.0
34) In the past 12 months, have you done any of the following? Contacted an elected official about a public issue. (MN12SEO)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked1518879.8
1) Checked384520.2
TOTAL19033100.0
35) How satisfied are you with what is offered here for children and youth (less than 19 years of age)? (CHLDMIN)
TOTAL%
1) Very satisfied687137.4
2) Satisfied589332.1
3) Mixed feelings207711.3
4) Dissatisfied3972.2
5) Very dissatisfied1270.7
6) Not sure or not applicable300416.4
Missing664 
TOTAL18369100.0
36) 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.323418.7
2) I have been given the opportunity and occasionally get involved in decision-making.442925.6
3) I have been given the opportunity but don't usually get involved in decision-making.559032.3
4) I have not been given an opportunity to be involved and this is fine with me.340119.7
5) I have not been given an opportunity to be involved and I am not happy about this6263.6
Missing1753 
TOTAL17280100.0
37) Do you have a strong sense of belonging to this congregation? (BELONG)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, a strong sense of belonging that is growing933150.7
2) Yes, a strong sense-about the same as last year414022.5
3) Yes, but perhaps not as strong as in the past14287.8
4) No, but I am new here.13347.3
5) No, and I wish I did by now.5893.2
6) No, but I am happy as I am.7864.3
7) Don't know/not applicable7804.2
Missing645 
TOTAL18388100.0
38) 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 checked637533.5
1) Checked1265866.5
TOTAL19033100.0
39) 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 checked1155660.7
1) Checked747739.3
TOTAL19033100.0
40) 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 checked1422274.7
1) Checked481125.3
TOTAL19033100.0
41) 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 checked1626085.4
1) Checked277314.6
TOTAL19033100.0
42) 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 checked1869698.2
1) Checked3371.8
TOTAL19033100.0
43) 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 checked1629285.6
1) Checked274114.4
TOTAL19033100.0
44) 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 checked1886499.1
1) Checked1690.9
TOTAL19033100.0
45) 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 checked1774693.2
1) Checked12876.8
TOTAL19033100.0
46) 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 checked1812295.2
1) Checked9114.8
TOTAL19033100.0
47) 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 checked1898099.7
1) Checked530.3
TOTAL19033100.0
48) 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 checked1873498.4
1) Checked2991.6
TOTAL19033100.0
49) To what extent do the worship services or activities of this congregation help you with everyday living? (WRSHHELP)
TOTAL%
1) A great extent855247.2
2) Some extent774442.7
3) A small extent15108.3
4) Not at all3191.8
Missing908 
TOTAL18125100.0
50) Which of the following aspects of this congregation do you personally most value? Wider community care or social justice emphasis. (VALUECC)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked1641986.3
1) Checked261413.7
TOTAL19033100.0
51) Which of the following aspects of this congregation do you personally most value? Reaching those who do not attend church. (VALUERU)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked1728990.8
1) Checked17449.2
TOTAL19033100.0
52) Which of the following aspects of this congregation do you personally most value? Traditional style of worship or music. (VALUETS)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked1285367.5
1) Checked618032.5
TOTAL19033100.0
53) Which of the following aspects of this congregation do you personally most value? Contemporary style of worship or music. (VALUECS)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked1534180.6
1) Checked369219.4
TOTAL19033100.0
54) 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 checked1386772.9
1) Checked516627.1
TOTAL19033100.0
55) Which of the following aspects of this congregation do you personally most value? Social activities or meeting new people. (VALUESA)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked1577782.9
1) Checked325617.1
TOTAL19033100.0
56) Which of the following aspects of this congregation do you personally most value? Sermons, preaching, or homilies (VALUESP)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked871045.8
1) Checked1032354.2
TOTAL19033100.0
57) 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 checked1560682.0
1) Checked342718.0
TOTAL19033100.0
58) Which of the following aspects of this congregation do you personally most value? Ministry for children or youth. (VALUEMY)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked1472677.4
1) Checked430722.6
TOTAL19033100.0
59) Which of the following aspects of this congregation do you personally most value? Prayer ministry for one another. (VALUEPR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked1688688.7
1) Checked214711.3
TOTAL19033100.0
60) 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 checked1579383.0
1) Checked324017.0
TOTAL19033100.0
61) Which of the following aspects of this congregation do you personally most value? The congregation's school or pre-school. (VALUESC)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked1851697.3
1) Checked5172.7
TOTAL19033100.0
62) Which of the following aspects of this congregation do you personally most value? Openness to social diversity. (VALUEOD)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked1740591.4
1) Checked16288.6
TOTAL19033100.0
63) Which of the following aspects of this congregation do you personally most value? Adult church-school or Sabbath-school class. (VALUEAS)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked1808495.0
1) Checked9495.0
TOTAL19033100.0
64) 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.220512.0
2) No, I have some friends in this congregation, but my closest friends are not involved here.328317.9
3) Yes, I have some close friends here as well as other close friends who are not part of this congregation,1052457.5
4) Yes, most of my closest friends are part of this congregation.229612.5
Missing725 
TOTAL18308100.0
65) 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.11196.2
2) No, before coming here I had not been attending any congregation for several years.386621.6
3) No, before coming here I had never regularly attended.11126.2
4) Yes, immediately prior to coming here, I was participating in another congregation.1183066.0
Missing1106 
TOTAL17927100.0
66) Before you started coming here, what type of congregation did you attend? (CONGTYPE)
TOTAL%
1) Assembly of God1921.0
2) Baptist16739.1
3) Catholic10825.9
4) Episcopal4142.3
5) Lutheran8684.7
6) Methodist254713.9
7) Nazarene850.5
8) Non-denominational9805.4
9) Pentecostal990.5
10) Presbyterian726139.7
11) Seventh-day Adventist180.1
12) United Church of Christ4312.4
13) Other (please specify)12626.9
14) I did not attend another congregation before coming here.13927.6
Missing729 
TOTAL18304100.0
67) Over the last two years, has there been any conflict in this congregation? (CONFLICT)
TOTAL%
1) No conflict that I am aware of887448.5
2) Some minor conflict521928.5
3) Major conflict4902.7
4) Major conflict, with leaders or people leaving9054.9
5) Don't know281515.4
Missing730 
TOTAL18303100.0
68) Have this congregation's leaders encouraged you to find and use your gifts and skills here? (ENCURAGE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, to a great extent668638.2
2) Yes, to some extent573532.8
3) Yes, to a small extent248414.2
4) Not at all10596.1
5) Don't know15318.8
Missing1538 
TOTAL17495100.0
69) In what year were you born? 19__ (BORN)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL1893050.86620
70) Are you (female or male): (GENDER)
TOTAL%
1) Female1068659.0
2) Male743041.0
Missing917 
TOTAL18116100.0
71) What is your employment status? Employed full time, part time, or self-employed. (EMPLYMNT)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked924848.6
1) Checked978551.4
TOTAL19033100.0
72) What is your employment status? Unemployed. (EMPLYUE)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked1857297.6
1) Checked4612.4
TOTAL19033100.0
73) What is your employment status? Retired. (EMPLYR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked1340870.4
1) Checked562529.6
TOTAL19033100.0
74) What is your employment status? Full-time homemaker (EMPLYHM)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked1698789.3
1) Checked204610.7
TOTAL19033100.0
75) What is your employment status? Student. (EMPLYST)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked1752092.1
1) Checked15137.9
TOTAL19033100.0
76) What is your employment status? Other (please specify). (EMPLYOT)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked1728690.8
1) Checked17479.2
TOTAL19033100.0
77) What is the highest educational level you have completed? (EDUC)
TOTAL%
1) No formal schooling240.1
2) Primary school through 8th grade (K-8)3031.6
3) Some high school9405.1
4) Completed high school431223.4
5) Trade certificate8564.6
6) Associate degree193010.5
7) Bachelor's degree from a university or college608733.0
8) Master's, Doctorate, or other graduate degree398621.6
Missing595 
TOTAL18438100.0
78) What is your present marital status? (MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Never married193310.4
2) In first marriage1049156.7
3) Remarried after divorce272814.7
4) Remarried after death of spouse5272.8
5) Living in a committed relationship2761.5
6) Separated1340.7
7) Divorced10615.7
8) Widowed13587.3
Missing525 
TOTAL18508100.0
79) Do you have a spouse or partner who is also completing a survey here? (SPOUSE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1095360.2
2) No723139.8
Missing849 
TOTAL18184100.0
80) What is your race or origin? Asian or Pacific Islander. (RACEAPI)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked1882698.9
1) Checked2071.1
TOTAL19033100.0
81) What is your race or origin? Black or African American. (RACEBL)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked1877798.7
1) Checked2561.3
TOTAL19033100.0
82) What is your race or origin? Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish origin. (RACEHS)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked1879698.8
1) Checked2371.2
TOTAL19033100.0
83) What is your race or origin? Indian (American) or Alaska Native. (RACEIN)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked1882198.9
1) Checked2121.1
TOTAL19033100.0
84) What is your race or origin? White or Caucasian. (RACEWH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked14597.7
1) Checked1757492.3
TOTAL19033100.0
85) What is your race or origin? Some other race (please specify)|Other. (RACEOT)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked1705689.6
1) Checked197710.4
TOTAL19033100.0
86) Where were you born? (WHREBORN)
TOTAL%
1) In the United States1775495.9
2) In another English-speaking country3601.9
3) In a non-English speaking country3952.1
Missing524 
TOTAL18509100.0
87) Is English your first language? (LANGUAGE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1559897.9
2) No3322.1
Missing3103 
TOTAL15930100.0
88) Which statement best describes the people who currently live in your household? (HOUSE)
TOTAL%
1) I live alone.212011.6
2) A couple without children649335.4
3) One adult with child/children7774.2
4) Two or more adults with child/children788443.0
5) Some adults living in the same household10555.8
Missing704 
TOTAL18329100.0
89) About how much do you give financially to this congregation? (GIVE)
TOTAL%
1) I give 10% or more of net income regularly.305917.1
2) I give about 5% to 9% of net income regularly.622434.8
3) I give less than 5% of net income regularly.502828.2
4) I give a small amount whenever I am here.247813.9
5) I do not contribute financially here.10726.0
Missing1172 
TOTAL17861100.0
90) Which of the following describes your total annual household income before taxes? (INCOME)
TOTAL%
1) Less than $10,0007524.5
2) $10,000 to $24,99916579.9
3) $25,000 to $49,999366821.8
4) $50,000 to $74,999376822.4
5) $75,000 to $99,999274216.3
6) $100,000 or more422625.1
Missing2220 
TOTAL16813100.0
91) How many children of any age do you have, whether they live at home or elsewhere? (CHILD)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL190278.84724
92) Do you have any children living at home? (CHILDHO)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked1044254.9
1) None at home859145.1
TOTAL19033100.0
93) Please provide the age of your eldest child living at home. (CHILDEL)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL190335.1648
94) Please provide the age of your second oldest child living at home. (CHILD2)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL190332.6986
95) Please provide the age of your third oldest child living at home. (CHILD3)
TOTAL%
0) 1747791.8
1) 1260.7
2) 1120.6
3) 1020.5
4) 920.5
5) 1220.6
6) 900.5
7) 1070.6
8) 1080.6
9) 900.5
10) 870.5
11) 900.5
12) 890.5
13) 740.4
14) 630.3
15) 410.2
16) 310.2
17) 230.1
18) 280.1
19) 160.1
20) 160.1
21) 90.0
22) 60.0
23) 10.0
24) 10.0
25) 50.0
26) 10.0
27) 10.0
28) 10.0
31) 10.0
34) 10.0
35) 10.0
36) 20.0
38) 20.0
41) 10.0
42) 30.0
44) 10.0
45) 40.0
59) 10.0
60) 10.0
63) 10.0
67) 10.0
70) 10.0
71) 10.0
77) 10.0
91) 10.0
TOTAL19033100.0
96) Please provide the age of your forth oldest child living at home. (CHILD4)
TOTAL%
0) 1868798.2
1) 390.2
2) 310.2
3) 300.2
4) 200.1
5) 190.1
6) 210.1
7) 380.2
8) 220.1
9) 340.2
10) 150.1
11) 140.1
12) 60.0
13) 110.1
14) 40.0
15) 70.0
16) 60.0
17) 20.0
18) 10.0
19) 50.0
20) 30.0
21) 20.0
25) 20.0
26) 20.0
27) 20.0
28) 20.0
29) 10.0
30) 10.0
35) 10.0
37) 10.0
38) 20.0
40) 10.0
63) 10.0
TOTAL19033100.0
97) Of your children who live at home, which ones participate at this or another congregation? Eldest child. (CHLDPRT1)
TOTAL%
1) Participate here603583.2
2) Participate elsewhere4185.8
3) No80311.1
Missing11777 
TOTAL7256100.0
98) Of your children who live at home, which ones participate at this or another congregation? Child number 2. (CHLDPRT2)
TOTAL%
1) Participate here457888.4
2) Participate elsewhere2404.6
3) No3596.9
Missing13856 
TOTAL5177100.0
99) Of your children who live at home, which ones participate at this or another congregation? Child number 3. (CHLDPRT3)
TOTAL%
1) Participate here138286.6
2) Participate elsewhere764.8
3) No1378.6
Missing17438 
TOTAL1595100.0
100) Of your children who live at home, which ones participate at this or another congregation? Child number 4. (CHLDPRT4)
TOTAL%
1) Participate here28781.1
2) Participate elsewhere185.1
3) No4913.8
Missing18679 
TOTAL354100.0
101) How often do you go to worship services at this congregation? (WRSERVC)
TOTAL%
1) This is my first time.5012.7
2) Hardly ever/special occasions only3091.6
3) Less than once a month2811.5
4) Once a month4322.3
5) Two or three times a month307716.4
6) Usually every week1250766.6
7) More than once a week16738.9
Missing253 
TOTAL18780100.0
102) 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 more607033.4
2) About the same participation766442.2
3) Participate less226812.5
4) Not applicable (been coming less than 2 years)214811.8
Missing883 
TOTAL18150100.0
103) How often do you experience the following during worship services at this congregation? A sense of God's presence. (WRSHP1)
TOTAL%
1) Always666838.5
2) Usually692240.0
3) Sometimes313318.1
4) Rarely5923.4
Missing1718 
TOTAL17315100.0
104) How often do you experience the following during worship services at this congregation? Inspiration. (WRSHP2)
TOTAL%
1) Always525531.0
2) Usually823548.5
3) Sometimes315018.6
4) Rarely3301.9
Missing2063 
TOTAL16970100.0
105) How often do you experience the following during worship services at this congregation? Boredom. (WRSHP3)
TOTAL%
1) Always990.6
2) Usually3852.4
3) Sometimes375523.6
4) Rarely1166573.3
Missing3129 
TOTAL15904100.0
106) How often do you experience the following during worship services at this congregation? Awe or mystery. (WRSHP4)
TOTAL%
1) Always6103.9
2) Usually272217.3
3) Sometimes822452.2
4) Rarely421026.7
Missing3267 
TOTAL15766100.0
107) How often do you experience the following during worship services at this congregation? Joy. (WRSHP5)
TOTAL%
1) Always495329.7
2) Usually813248.7
3) Sometimes321819.3
4) Rarely3892.3
Missing2341 
TOTAL16692100.0
108) How often do you experience the following during worship services at this congregation? Frustration. (WRSHP6)
TOTAL%
1) Always890.6
2) Usually3542.2
3) Sometimes318519.9
4) Rarely1233977.3
Missing3066 
TOTAL15967100.0
109) How often do you experience the following during worship services at this congregation? Spontaneity. (WRSHP7)
TOTAL%
1) Always10396.6
2) Usually356622.6
3) Sometimes788449.9
4) Rarely331321.0
Missing3231 
TOTAL15802100.0
110) How often do you experience the following during worship services at this congregation? A sense of fulfilling my obligation. (WRSHP8)
TOTAL%
1) Always254615.7
2) Usually757846.7
3) Sometimes434426.8
4) Rarely174610.8
Missing2819 
TOTAL16214100.0
111) Do you agree or disagree: "This congregation is strongly focused on serving the wider community beyond the congregation"? (SRVCOMM)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree737340.7
2) Agree822645.4
3) Neutral or unsure209211.5
4) Disagree3772.1
5) Strongly disagree640.4
Missing901 
TOTAL18132100.0
112) 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.182010.6
2) There are ideas but no clear vision, goals, or direction.14788.6
3) Yes, and I am strongly committed to them.680539.5
4) Yes, and I am partly committed to them.589034.2
5) Yes, but I am not committed to them.12277.1
Missing1813 
TOTAL17220100.0
113) 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.2681.5
2) We are faithfully maintaining past directions.176610.0
3) We are currently deciding on new directions.398722.5
4) We are currently moving in new directions.766843.4
5) We need to rethink where we are heading.7404.2
6) Our future is very unclear or doubtful.1240.7
7) Don't know313217.7
Missing1348 
TOTAL17685100.0
114) 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 extent962753.7
2) Some extent482926.9
3) A small extent6343.5
4) Not at all850.5
5) Don't know271615.2
6) There is currently no leader here.350.2
Missing1107 
TOTAL17926100.0
115) 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 charge286816.0
2) Leadership that inspires people to take action1039158.1
3) Leadership that acts on goals that people here have been involved in setting281315.7
4) Leadership where the people start most things3461.9
5) There is currently no leader here710.4
6) Don't know13847.7
Missing1160 
TOTAL17873100.0
116) 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 agree1204167.1
2) Agree455625.4
3) Neutral or unsure11186.2
4) Disagree1490.8
5) Strongly disagree310.2
6) There is currently no leader here490.3
Missing1089 
TOTAL17944100.0
117) Unique ID put in by scanning company. Can be used to merge data for an attender to the back page data. (SUSPENSE)
118) Unique ID put in by scanning company. Can be used to merge data for an attender to the back page data. (BATCHTRA)
119) Unique id number to aggregate data by congregation. Cases starting with an F are Growing PC(USA). (CONGREGA)
120) Sample denomination (SAMPDENO)
TOTAL%
12) Growing Presbyterian19033100.0
TOTAL19033100.0
121) Form (FORM)
TOTAL%
1) A1901099.9
2) AK220.1
3) AS10.0
TOTAL19033100.0
122) Do you currently have any of the following roles here? Member of the governing board (ROLEGB)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked1767892.9
1) Checked13557.1
TOTAL19033100.0
123) Do you currently have any of the following roles here? Member of a congregational committee or task force (ROLECC)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked1615384.9
1) Checked288015.1
TOTAL19033100.0
124) Do you currently have any of the following roles here? Choir member (ROLECM)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked1652586.8
1) Checked250813.2
TOTAL19033100.0
125) Do you currently have any of the following roles here? Sunday school, church school, or Sabbath school teacher (ROLERE)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked1695389.1
1) Checked208010.9
TOTAL19033100.0
126) How long does it take you to get here? (DISTANC)
TOTAL%
1) 1-5 minutes470925.6
2) 6-10 minutes621333.8
3) 11-15 minutes370620.1
4) 16-20 minutes219711.9
5) 21-30 minutes11836.4
6) More than 30 minutes3882.1
Missing637 
TOTAL18396100.0
127) Do you identify with any of the following approaches to faith? (Mark up to two options.) - Catholic (INDNCATH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked1733091.1
1) Checked17038.9
TOTAL19033100.0
128) Do you identify with any of the following approaches to faith? (Mark up to two options.) - Evangelical (INDNEVNG)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked1648086.6
1) Checked255313.4
TOTAL19033100.0
129) Do you identify with any of the following approaches to faith? (Mark up to two options.) - Reformed (INDNREFM)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked1677988.2
1) Checked225411.8
TOTAL19033100.0
130) Do you identify with any of the following approaches to faith? (Mark up to two options.) - Charismatic (INDNCHAR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked1846897.0
1) Checked5653.0
TOTAL19033100.0
131) Do you identify with any of the following approaches to faith? (Mark up to two options.) - Pentecostal (INDNPENT)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked1862697.9
1) Checked4072.1
TOTAL19033100.0
132) Do you identify with any of the following approaches to faith? (Mark up to two options.) - Fundamentalist (INDNFUND)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked1829396.1
1) Checked7403.9
TOTAL19033100.0
133) Do you identify with any of the following approaches to faith? (Mark up to two options.) - Traditionalist (INDNTRAD)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked1505779.1
1) Checked397620.9
TOTAL19033100.0
134) Do you identify with any of the following approaches to faith? (Mark up to two options.) - Moderate (INDNMOD)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked1664887.5
1) Checked238512.5
TOTAL19033100.0
135) Do you identify with any of the following approaches to faith? (Mark up to two options.) - Liberal (INDNLIB)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked1802794.7
1) Checked10065.3
TOTAL19033100.0
136) Do you identify with any of the following approaches to faith? (Mark up to two options.) - New Age (INDNNA)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked1875398.5
1) Checked2801.5
TOTAL19033100.0
137) 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 checked1338770.3
1) Checked564629.7
TOTAL19033100.0
138) Do you agree or disagree: "I have a sense of excitement about our congregation's future"? (EXCTFUT)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree669337.3
2) Agree808045.1
3) Neutral or unsure286916.0
4) Disagree2501.4
5) Strongly disagree410.2
Missing1100 
TOTAL17933100.0
139) Do you agree or disagree: "This congregation is always ready to try something new"? (CONGNEW)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree244613.7
2) Agree916551.4
3) Neutral or unsure519929.1
4) Disagree9485.3
5) Strongly disagree860.5
Missing1189 
TOTAL17844100.0
140) 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 checked631633.2
1) Checked1271766.8
TOTAL19033100.0
141) 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 checked814242.8
1) Checked1089157.2
TOTAL19033100.0
142) 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 checked1726890.7
1) Checked17659.3
TOTAL19033100.0
143) 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 checked1770593.0
1) Checked13287.0
TOTAL19033100.0
144) 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 checked1536380.7
1) Checked367019.3
TOTAL19033100.0
145) 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 checked1221564.2
1) Checked681835.8
TOTAL19033100.0
146) 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 checked1727190.7
1) Checked17629.3
TOTAL19033100.0
147) 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 checked1427375.0
1) Checked476025.0
TOTAL19033100.0
148) 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 checked1409974.1
1) Checked493425.9
TOTAL19033100.0
149) 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 checked1825095.9
1) Checked7834.1
TOTAL19033100.0
150) Year of Birth of respondent (YEAR)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL20311947.97618
151) Age of respondent (AGE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL203153.02418
152) New persons attending the church in past 5 years or less (NEWATT)
TOTAL%
1) First Time - Newcomer6647.6
2) Returnee218925.1
3) Switcher347339.9
4) Transfer238027.3
Missing10327 
TOTAL8706100.0
153) I-AGE: Age of respondent (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-AGE)
TOTAL%
1) <251457.1
2) 25-4454426.8
3) 45-5440519.9
4) 55-6432716.1
5) 65+61030.0
Missing17002 
TOTAL2031100.0
154) I-EDUC: What is the highest educational level you have completed? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-EDUC)
TOTAL%
1) Less than high school12676.9
4) Completed high school431223.4
5) Trade certificate\Associate degree278615.1
7) Bachelor's degree from a university or college608733.0
8) Master's, Doctorate, or other graduate degree398621.6
Missing595 
TOTAL18438100.0
155) I-GENDER: Are you (female or male): (for use with online analysis) (I-GENDER)
TOTAL%
1) Female1068659.0
2) Male743041.0
Missing917 
TOTAL18116100.0
156) I-INCOME: Which of the following describes your total annual household income before taxes? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-INCOME)
TOTAL%
1) Less than $25,000240914.3
3) $25,000 to $49,999366821.8
4) $50,000 to $74,999376822.4
5) $75,000 to $99,999274216.3
6) $100,000 or more422625.1
Missing2220 
TOTAL16813100.0
157) I-MARITAL: What is your present marital status? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Never married193310.4
2) Married1374674.3
5) Living in a committed relationship2761.5
6) Separated\Divorced11956.5
8) Widowed13587.3
Missing525 
TOTAL18508100.0