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

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All frequencies are raw numbers (no weights used).
1) [ASKED ON CATHOLIC SURVEY ONLY] How often do you go to mass? (OFTEN)
TOTAL%
1) This is my first time2580.4
2) Hardly ever9091.6
3) Less than once a month6251.1
4) Once a month9231.6
5) 2-3 times a month49028.5
6) Usually every week4198472.4
7) More than once a week837914.5
Missing64424 
TOTAL57980100.0
2) How long have you been going to worship services or activities at this congregation? (HOWLONG)
TOTAL%
1) Less than 1 year114939.6
2) 1-2 years1213110.1
3) 3-5 years1763614.7
4) 6-10 years1780814.9
5) 11-20 years2028516.9
6) More than 20 years3361528.0
7) I am visiting from another congregation.56474.7
8) I am visiting and do not regularly go anywhere else.12541.0
Missing2535 
TOTAL119869100.0
3) Are you regularly involved in any group activities here? Yes, in Sunday school, church school, or Sabbath school. (INVLVDSS)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked9699079.2
1) Checked2541420.8
TOTAL122404100.0
4) Are you regularly involved in any group activities here? Yes, in prayer, discussion, or Bible study groups. (INVLVDPR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked9982981.6
1) Checked2257518.4
TOTAL122404100.0
5) Are you regularly involved in any group activities here? Yes, in fellowships, clubs, or other social groups. (INVLVDFS)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked9069574.1
1) Checked3170925.9
TOTAL122404100.0
6) Are you regularly involved in any group activities here? No, we have no group activities. (INVLVDNG)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked11097290.7
1) Checked114329.3
TOTAL122404100.0
7) Are you regularly involved in any group activities here? No, I am not regularly involved in group activities. (INVLVDNR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked6794755.5
1) Checked5445744.5
TOTAL122404100.0
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 community service, social justice, or advocacy activities of this congregation. (COMMACT)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked10092082.4
1) Checked2148417.6
TOTAL122404100.0
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 evangelism or outreach activities. (COMMAEV)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked10792488.2
1) Checked1448011.8
TOTAL122404100.0
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 checked11354192.8
1) Checked88637.2
TOTAL122404100.0
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 checked4563237.3
1) Checked7677262.7
TOTAL122404100.0
12) Do you currently have any of the following roles here? Leading or assisting in worship. (ROLELW)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked10845188.6
1) Checked1395311.4
TOTAL122404100.0
13) Do you currently have any of the following roles here? Sacramental. (ROLESA)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked5659395.9
1) Checked24344.1
Missing63377 
TOTAL59027100.0
14) Do you currently have any of the following roles here? Sunday school, church school, or Sabbath school teacher. (ROLEED)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked5660895.9
1) Checked24194.1
Missing63377 
TOTAL59027100.0
15) Do you currently have any of the following roles here? Member of a leadership group (ROLELG)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked5601794.9
1) Checked30105.1
Missing63377 
TOTAL59027100.0
16) Do you currently have any of the following roles here? Officer or leader of men's, women's, youth, or other small group. (ROLELE)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked11457893.6
1) Checked78266.4
TOTAL122404100.0
17) Do you currently have any of the following roles here? Other role not listed here (specify). (ROLEOT)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked10944689.4
1) Checked1295810.6
TOTAL122404100.0
18) Do you currently have any of the following roles here? None. (ROLENO)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked5155142.1
1) Checked7085357.9
TOTAL122404100.0
19) Over the last year, how much have you grown in your faith? (GROWTH)
TOTAL%
1) No real growth80876.9
2) Some growth4536838.5
3) Much growth, mainly through this congregation3796332.2
4) Much growth, mainly through other groups or congregations82567.0
5) Much growth, mainly through my own private activities1805615.3
Missing4674 
TOTAL117730100.0
20) How often do you spend time in private devotional activities (such as prayer, meditation, reading the Bible alone)? (DEVOTION)
TOTAL%
1) Every day/most days5394945.2
2) A few times a week2139717.9
3) Once a week61165.1
4) Occasionally2317619.4
5) Hardly ever107529.0
6) Never39483.3
Missing3066 
TOTAL119338100.0
21) 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.3284328.0
2) The Bible is the word of God, to be interpreted in the light of its historical and cultural context.2403820.5
3) The Bible is the word of God, to be interpreted in the light of its historical context and the Church's teachings.4968342.4
4) The Bible is not the word of God, but contains God's word to us.48554.1
5) The Bible is not the word of God but is a valuable book.16031.4
6) The Bible is an ancient book with little value today.3350.3
7) Don't know38033.2
Missing5244 
TOTAL117160100.0
22) 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 agree1762115.0
2) Agree4354037.1
3) Neutral or unsure2097017.9
4) Disagree2055117.5
5) Strongly disagree1474312.6
Missing4979 
TOTAL117425100.0
23) Do you agree or disagree: 'My spiritual needs are being met in this congregation or parish'? (SPIRNEED)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree3867433.1
2) Agree5882650.3
3) Neutral1472612.6
4) Disagree37523.2
5) Strongly disagree9920.8
Missing5434 
TOTAL116970100.0
24) 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.5444046.6
2) No, I came to faith through a gradual process.2407020.6
3) Yes, at one specific moment in the last 5 years64045.5
4) Yes, at one specific moment more than 5 years ago1192810.2
5) Yes, a number of specific moments of commitment or re-commitment1392511.9
6) Not sure or not applicable61755.3
Missing5462 
TOTAL116942100.0
25) Are you currently a member of this congregation? (MEMBER)
TOTAL%
1) Yes9188877.4
2) No, but I'm in the process of becoming a member.30332.6
3) No, but I regularly participate here.1260710.6
4) No112579.5
Missing3619 
TOTAL118785100.0
26) 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%
1) Checked31559100.0
Missing90845 
TOTAL31559100.0
27) 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 checked11648995.2
1) Checked59154.8
TOTAL122404100.0
28) 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 checked4058633.2
1) Checked8181866.8
TOTAL122404100.0
29) 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.8230.7
2) I do not talk about my faith; my life and actions are sufficient.1401312.0
3) I find it hard to talk about my faith in ordinary language.1399712.0
4) I mostly feel at ease talking about my faith and do so if it comes up.6852958.8
5) I feel at ease talking about my faith and seek opportunities to do so.1918816.5
Missing5854 
TOTAL116550100.0
30) 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.5356646.0
2) Yes, but I have not done so in the past 12 months.4160635.7
3) Don't know1307011.2
4) No, probably not73046.3
5) No, definitely not8730.7
Missing5985 
TOTAL116419100.0
31) In the past 12 months, have you done any of the following? Loaned money to someone outside your family. (MT12SLM)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked8791071.8
1) Checked3449428.2
TOTAL122404100.0
32) 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 checked9736379.5
1) Checked2504120.5
TOTAL122404100.0
33) In the past 12 months, have you done any of the following? Helped someone outside your family find a job. (MN12OJ)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked9553978.1
1) Checked2686521.9
TOTAL122404100.0
34) 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 checked6605854.0
1) Checked5634646.0
TOTAL122404100.0
35) In the past 12 months, have you done any of the following? Voted in the last presidential election. (MN12SVP)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked3565629.1
1) Checked8674870.9
TOTAL122404100.0
36) 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 checked3834331.3
1) Checked8399368.7
Missing68 
TOTAL122336100.0
37) 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 checked9880080.7
1) Checked2360419.3
TOTAL122404100.0
38) In the past 12 months, have you done any of the following? Contacted an elected official about a public issue. (MN12SEO)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked10093682.5
1) Checked2146817.5
TOTAL122404100.0
39) How satisfied are you with what is offered here for children and youth (less than 19 years of age)? (CHLDMIN)
TOTAL%
1) Very satisfied3193327.8
2) Satisfied3915834.1
3) Mixed feelings1521213.2
4) Dissatisfied33902.9
5) Very dissatisfied12541.1
6) Not sure or not applicable2405120.9
Missing7406 
TOTAL114998100.0
40) 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.1314612.3
2) I have been given the opportunity and occasionally get involved in decision-making.1989918.6
3) I have been given the opportunity but don't usually get involved in decision-making.4015737.5
4) I have not been given an opportunity to be involved and this is fine with me.2752525.7
5) I have not been given an opportunity to be involved and I am not happy about this.64406.0
Missing15237 
TOTAL107167100.0
41) Do you have a strong sense of belonging to this congregation? (BELONG)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, a strong sense of belonging that is growing5340946.3
2) Yes, a strong sense-about the same as last year2827924.5
3) Yes, but perhaps not as strong as in the past96938.4
4) No, but I am new here.63945.5
5) No, and I wish I did by now.42553.7
6) No, but I am happy as I am.70086.1
7) Don't know/not applicable62735.4
Missing7093 
TOTAL115311100.0
42) 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 checked5207442.5
1) Checked7033057.5
TOTAL122404100.0
43) 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 checked8439068.9
1) Checked3801431.1
TOTAL122404100.0
44) 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 checked9339976.3
1) Checked2900523.7
TOTAL122404100.0
45) 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 checked10756387.9
1) Checked1484112.1
TOTAL122404100.0
46) 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 checked11024390.1
1) Checked121619.9
TOTAL122404100.0
47) 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 checked11141691.0
1) Checked109889.0
TOTAL122404100.0
48) 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 checked12020698.2
1) Checked21981.8
TOTAL122404100.0
49) 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 checked11173791.3
1) Checked106678.7
TOTAL122404100.0
50) 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 checked11633395.0
1) Checked60715.0
TOTAL122404100.0
51) 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 checked12089498.8
1) Checked15101.2
TOTAL122404100.0
52) 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 checked11868297.0
1) Checked37223.0
TOTAL122404100.0
53) To what extent do the worship services or activities of this congregation help you with everyday living? (WRSHHELP)
TOTAL%
1) A great extent5086244.9
2) Some extent4657341.1
3) A small extent1193510.5
4) Not at all39713.5
Missing9063 
TOTAL113341100.0
54) Which of the following aspects of this congregation do you personally most value? Wider community care or social justice emphasis. (VALUECC)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked10598786.6
1) Checked1641713.4
TOTAL122404100.0
55) Which of the following aspects of this congregation do you personally most value? Reaching those who do not attend church. (VALUERU)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked10486085.7
1) Checked1754414.3
TOTAL122404100.0
56) Which of the following aspects of this congregation do you personally most value? Traditional style of worship or music. (VALUETS)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked8742371.4
1) Checked3498128.6
TOTAL122404100.0
57) Which of the following aspects of this congregation do you personally most value? Contemporary style of worship or music. (VALUECS)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked10380584.8
1) Checked1859915.2
TOTAL122404100.0
58) 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 checked6829255.8
1) Checked5411244.2
TOTAL122404100.0
59) Which of the following aspects of this congregation do you personally most value? Social activities or meeting new people. (VALUESA)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked10835188.5
1) Checked1405311.5
TOTAL122404100.0
60) Which of the following aspects of this congregation do you personally most value? Sermons, preaching, or homilies (VALUESP)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked7780063.6
1) Checked4460436.4
TOTAL122404100.0
61) 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 checked10651987.0
1) Checked1588513.0
TOTAL122404100.0
62) Which of the following aspects of this congregation do you personally most value? Ministry for children or youth. (VALUEMY)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked10480885.6
1) Checked1759614.4
TOTAL122404100.0
63) Which of the following aspects of this congregation do you personally most value? Prayer ministry for one another. (VALUEPR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked11236891.8
1) Checked100368.2
TOTAL122404100.0
64) 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 checked10755887.9
1) Checked1484612.1
TOTAL122404100.0
65) Which of the following aspects of this congregation do you personally most value? The congregation's school or pre-school. (VALUESC)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked11301092.3
1) Checked93947.7
TOTAL122404100.0
66) Which of the following aspects of this congregation do you personally most value? Openness to social diversity. (VALUEOD)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked11097990.7
1) Checked114259.3
TOTAL122404100.0
67) Which of the following aspects of this congregation do you personally most value? Adult church-school or Sabbath-school class. (VALUEAS)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked11528794.2
1) Checked71175.8
TOTAL122404100.0
68) 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.1849816.2
2) No, I have some friends in this congregation, but my closest friends are not involved here.1949317.0
3) Yes, I have some close friends here as well as other close friends who are not part of this congregation.6061952.9
4) Yes, most of my closest friends are part of this congregation.1588413.9
Missing7910 
TOTAL114494100.0
69) 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.1679515.1
2) No, before coming here I had not been attending any congregation for several years.1289211.6
3) No, before coming here I had never regularly attended.53734.8
4) Yes, immediately prior to coming here, I was participating in another congregation.7637868.5
Missing10966 
TOTAL111438100.0
70) Before you started coming here, what type of congregation did you attend? (CONGTYPE)
TOTAL%
1) Assembly of God15111.3
2) Baptist109679.7
3) Catholic5611149.4
4) Episcopal20741.8
5) Lutheran81397.2
6) Methodist71496.3
7) Nazarene4610.4
8) Non-denominational30872.7
9) Pentecostal10290.9
10) Presbyterian31742.8
11) Seventh-day Adventist3150.3
12) United Church of Christ11361.0
13) Other (please specify)49914.4
14) I did not attend another congregation before coming here.1335611.8
Missing8904 
TOTAL113500100.0
71) Over the last two years, has there been any conflict in this congregation? (CONFLICT)
TOTAL%
1) No conflict that I am aware of6263455.0
2) Some minor conflict2447321.5
3) Major conflict33713.0
4) Major conflict, with leaders or people leaving50054.4
5) Don't know1842116.2
Missing8500 
TOTAL113904100.0
72) Have this congregation's leaders encouraged you to find and use your gifts and skills here? (ENCURAGE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, to a great extent3335430.8
2) Yes, to some extent3235729.9
3) Yes, to a small extent1471813.6
4) Not at all1183610.9
5) Don't know1593914.7
Missing14200 
TOTAL108204100.0
73) In what year were you born? 19__ (BORN)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL11431550.67118
74) Are you (female or male): (GENDER)
TOTAL%
1) Female6896261.4
2) Male4335638.6
Missing10086 
TOTAL112318100.0
75) What is your employment status? Employed full time, part time, or self-employed. (EMPLYMNT)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked5558845.4
1) Checked6681654.6
TOTAL122404100.0
76) What is your employment status? Unemployed. (EMPLUNEM)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked11882597.1
1) Checked35792.9
TOTAL122404100.0
77) What is your employment status? Retired. (EMPLRET)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked9341176.3
1) Checked2899323.7
TOTAL122404100.0
78) What is your employment status? Full-time homemaker (EMPLHOME)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked11026790.1
1) Checked121379.9
TOTAL122404100.0
79) What is your employment status? Student. (EMPLSTUD)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked11227291.7
1) Checked101328.3
TOTAL122404100.0
80) What is your employment status? Other (please specify). (EMPLOTHR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked11857996.9
1) Checked38253.1
TOTAL122404100.0
81) What is the highest educational level you have completed? (EDUC)
TOTAL%
1) No formal schooling8390.7
2) Primary school through 8th grade (K-8)49044.2
3) Some high school91017.9
4) Completed high school3793632.8
5) Trade certificate72636.3
6) Associate degree1220010.6
7) Bachelor's degree from a university or college2707323.4
8) Master's, Doctorate, or other graduate degree1628514.1
Missing6803 
TOTAL115601100.0
82) What is your present marital status? (MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Never married1859316.0
2) In first marriage6319954.5
3) Remarried after divorce107319.3
4) Remarried after death of spouse19411.7
5) Living in a committed relationship25202.2
6) Separated15691.4
7) Divorced76626.6
8) Widowed97128.4
Missing6477 
TOTAL115927100.0
83) Do you have a spouse or partner who is also completing a survey here? (SPOUSE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes5540349.5
2) No5645850.5
Missing10543 
TOTAL111861100.0
84) What is your race or origin? Asian or Pacific Islander. (RACEAPI)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked11744796.0
1) Checked49574.0
TOTAL122404100.0
85) What is your race or origin? Black or African American. (RACEBL)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked11692395.5
1) Checked54814.5
TOTAL122404100.0
86) What is your race or origin? Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish origin. (RACEHS)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked10752087.8
1) Checked1488412.2
TOTAL122404100.0
87) What is your race or origin? Indian (American) or Alaska Native. (RACEIN)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked12098898.8
1) Checked14161.2
TOTAL122404100.0
88) What is your race or origin? White or Caucasian. (RACEWH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked3346927.3
1) Checked8893572.7
TOTAL122404100.0
89) What is your race or origin? Some other race (please specify). (RACEOT)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked12026798.3
1) Checked21371.7
TOTAL122404100.0
90) Where were you born? (WHREBORN)
TOTAL%
1) In the United States10068587.2
2) In another English-speaking country44533.9
3) In a non-English speaking country102778.9
Missing6989 
TOTAL115415100.0
91) Is English your first language? (LANGUAGE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes8481086.5
2) No1322413.5
Missing24370 
TOTAL98034100.0
92) Which statement best describes the people who currently live in your household? (HOUSE)
TOTAL%
1) I live alone.1635214.4
2) A couple without children3233228.4
3) One adult with child/children69926.1
4) Two or more adults with child/children4638240.8
5) Some adults living in the same household1170910.3
Missing8637 
TOTAL113767100.0
93) About how much do you give financially to this congregation? (GIVE)
TOTAL%
1) I give 10% or more of net income regularly.2107919.0
2) I give about 5% to 9% of net income regularly.3014927.1
3) I give less than 5% of net income regularly.3030727.3
4) I give a small amount whenever I am here.2224120.0
5) I do not contribute financially here.73576.6
Missing11271 
TOTAL111133100.0
94) Which of the following describes your total annual household income before taxes? (INCOME)
TOTAL%
1) Less than $10,00093439.0
2) $10,000 to $24,9991771317.1
3) $25,000 to $49,9992708926.1
4) $50,000 to $74,9992173120.9
5) $75,000 to $99,9991211211.7
6) $100,000 or more1584415.3
Missing18572 
TOTAL103832100.0
95) How many children of any age do you have, whether they live at home or elsewhere? (CHILD)
TOTAL%
0) None2023218.9
1) 11317712.3
2) 23194429.8
3) 32152820.1
4) 4106679.9
5) 546744.4
6) 623182.2
7) 713621.3
8) 86300.6
9) 93700.3
10) 101790.2
11) 111100.1
12) 12880.1
13) 13380.0
Missing15087 
TOTAL107317100.0
96) Do you have any children living at home? (CHILDHO)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked7400560.5
1) None at home4839939.5
TOTAL122404100.0
97) Please provide the age of your eldest child living at home. (CHILDEL)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL4561515.06610
98) Please provide the age of your second oldest child living at home. (CHILD2)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL3149211.4618
99) Please provide the age of your third oldest child living at home. (CHILD3)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL1311310.0228
100) Please provide the age of your forth oldest child living at home. (CHILD4)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL42969.8989
101) Of your children who live at home, which ones participate at this or another congregation? Eldest child. (CHLDPRT1)
TOTAL%
1) Participate here3468976.9
2) Participate elsewhere38028.4
3) No661614.7
Missing77297 
TOTAL45107100.0
102) Of your children who live at home, which ones participate at this or another congregation? Child number 2. (CHLDPRT2)
TOTAL%
1) Participate here2563382.7
2) Participate elsewhere22037.1
3) No316610.2
Missing91402 
TOTAL31002100.0
103) Of your children who live at home, which ones participate at this or another congregation? Child number 3. (CHLDPRT3)
TOTAL%
1) Participate here1063581.1
2) Participate elsewhere10177.8
3) No145811.1
Missing109294 
TOTAL13110100.0
104) Of your children who live at home, which ones participate at this or another congregation? Child number 4. (CHLDPRT4)
TOTAL%
1) Participate here337274.6
2) Participate elsewhere4409.7
3) No71015.7
Missing117882 
TOTAL4522100.0
105) [ASKED ON CATHOLIC SURVEY ONLY] Do you accept the authority of the church to teach certain doctrines? (CHAUTH)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, with no difficulty3081558.1
2) Yes, with some difficulty1622730.6
3) Yes, with great difficulty15983.0
4) No21214.0
5) Don't know22534.2
Missing69390 
TOTAL53014100.0
106) How often do you go to worship services at this congregation? (WRSERVC)
TOTAL%
1) This is my first time.29092.5
2) Hardly ever/special occasions only29322.5
3) Less than once a month22852.0
4) Once a month27762.4
5) Two or three times a month1378011.8
6) Usually every week7399763.6
7) More than once a week1762515.2
Missing6100 
TOTAL116304100.0
107) [ASKED ON CATHOLIC SURVEY ONLY] How important is parish community in your life? (PARLIFE)
TOTAL%
1) Extremely important1289524.2
2) Very important1729832.5
3) Quite important1264123.8
4) A little important862816.2
5) Not at all important17423.3
Missing69200 
TOTAL53204100.0
108) 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 more2584927.3
2) About the same participation4594948.6
3) Participate less1174912.4
4) Not applicable (been coming less than 2 years)1108511.7
Missing27772 
TOTAL94632100.0
109) [ASKED ON CATHOLIC SURVEY ONLY] We have grown in unity & strength as a parish community. (UNTYPAR)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree994519.2
2) Agree2178342.2
3) Neutral1783834.5
4) Disagree16813.3
5) Strongly disagree4250.8
Missing70732 
TOTAL51672100.0
110) How often do you experience the following during worship services at this congregation? A sense of God's presence. (WRSHP1)
TOTAL%
1) Always4446749.3
2) Usually2898332.2
3) Sometimes1343614.9
4) Rarely32533.6
Missing32265 
TOTAL90139100.0
111) How often do you experience the following during worship services at this congregation? Inspiration. (WRSHP2)
TOTAL%
1) Always2662632.0
2) Usually3588543.1
3) Sometimes1828621.9
4) Rarely25243.0
Missing39083 
TOTAL83321100.0
112) How often do you experience the following during worship services at this congregation? Boredom. (WRSHP3)
TOTAL%
1) Always13071.7
2) Usually32864.2
3) Sometimes2528932.5
4) Rarely4802261.6
Missing44500 
TOTAL77904100.0
113) How often do you experience the following during worship services at this congregation? Awe or mystery. (WRSHP4)
TOTAL%
1) Always68549.0
2) Usually1508519.9
3) Sometimes3445045.4
4) Rarely1949325.7
Missing46522 
TOTAL75882100.0
114) How often do you experience the following during worship services at this congregation? Joy. (WRSHP5)
TOTAL%
1) Always2670932.2
2) Usually3564543.0
3) Sometimes1759721.2
4) Rarely28913.5
Missing39562 
TOTAL82842100.0
115) How often do you experience the following during worship services at this congregation? Frustration. (WRSHP6)
TOTAL%
1) Always10281.3
2) Usually26883.5
3) Sometimes1916224.8
4) Rarely5424770.3
Missing45279 
TOTAL77125100.0
116) How often do you experience the following during worship services at this congregation? Spontaneity. (WRSHP7)
TOTAL%
1) Always59377.9
2) Usually1545820.5
3) Sometimes3430845.6
4) Rarely1957626.0
Missing47125 
TOTAL75279100.0
117) How often do you experience the following during worship services at this congregation? A sense of fulfilling my obligation. (WRSHP8)
TOTAL%
1) Always2655632.8
2) Usually3251540.2
3) Sometimes1504118.6
4) Rarely67628.4
Missing41530 
TOTAL80874100.0
118) Do you agree or disagree: 'This congregation is strongly focused on serving the wider community beyond the congregation?' (SRVCOMM)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree3288134.9
2) Agree4127443.8
3) Neutral1689217.9
4) Disagree26682.8
5) Strongly disagree4990.5
Missing28190 
TOTAL94214100.0
119) 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.1703119.1
2) There are ideas but no clear vision, goals, or direction.920910.4
3) Yes, and I am strongly committed to them.2764231.1
4) Yes, and I am partly committed to them.2464127.7
5) Yes, but I am not committed to them.1043411.7
Missing33447 
TOTAL88957100.0
120) 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.49115.4
2) We are faithfully maintaining past directions.1095412.1
3) We are currently deciding on new directions.1582217.4
4) We are currently moving in new directions.3123534.4
5) We need to rethink where we are heading.57456.3
6) Our future is very unclear or doubtful.13741.5
7) Don't know2075522.9
Missing31608 
TOTAL90796100.0
121) To what extent does the minister, pastor, or priest here take into account the ideas of those who worship here? (ACCOUNT)
TOTAL%
1) Great extent4048043.8
2) Some extent2578527.9
3) Small extent47435.1
4) Not at all10431.1
5) Don't know2001121.7
6) No leader2760.3
Missing30066 
TOTAL92338100.0
122) 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 charge1799419.7
2) Leadership that inspires people to take action4252146.5
3) Leadership that acts on goals that people here have been involved in setting1340314.7
4) Leadership where the people start most things32493.6
5) There is currently no leader here7680.8
6) Don't know1353314.8
Missing30936 
TOTAL91468100.0
123) [ASKED ON CATHOLIC SURVEY ONLY] What do you think are the main roles that your priest actually carries out here? – Conducting worship or administering the sacraments. (CROLEWOR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked2267138.4
1) Checked3635661.6
Missing63377 
TOTAL59027100.0
124) [ASKED ON CATHOLIC SURVEY ONLY] What do you think are the main roles that your priest actually carries out here? – Teaching people about the faith. (CROLETFT)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked3217554.5
1) Checked2685245.5
Missing63377 
TOTAL59027100.0
125) [ASKED ON CATHOLIC SURVEY ONLY] What do you think are the main roles that your priest actually carries out here? – Training people for ministry and mission. (CROLETRP)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked5464492.6
1) Checked43837.4
Missing63377 
TOTAL59027100.0
126) [ASKED ON CATHOLIC SURVEY ONLY] What do you think are the main roles that your priest actually carries out here? – Converting others to the faith. (CROLECFT)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked5487593.0
1) Checked41527.0
Missing63377 
TOTAL59027100.0
127) [ASKED ON CATHOLIC SURVEY ONLY] What do you think are the main roles that your priest actually carries out here? – Administering the work of the congregation. (CROLEADM)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked4706479.7
1) Checked1196320.3
Missing63377 
TOTAL59027100.0
128) [ASKED ON CATHOLIC SURVEY ONLY] What do you think are the main roles that your priest actually carries out here? – Visiting, counseling and helping people. (CROLEADV)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked4195771.1
1) Checked1707028.9
Missing63377 
TOTAL59027100.0
129) [ASKED ON CATHOLIC SURVEY ONLY] What do you think are the main roles that your priest actually carries out here? – Confronting social injustices, involvement in wider community groups. (CROLESCI)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked5401091.5
1) Checked50178.5
Missing63377 
TOTAL59027100.0
130) [ASKED ON CATHOLIC SURVEY ONLY] What do you think are the main roles that your priest actually carries out here? – Providing a vision and goals for the future. (CROLEVIS)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked4941783.7
1) Checked961016.3
Missing63377 
TOTAL59027100.0
131) [ASKED ON CATHOLIC SURVEY ONLY] What do you think are the main roles that your priest actually carries out here? – Offering prayer or being a spiritual role model. (CROLEPRY)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked4483776.0
1) Checked1419024.0
Missing63377 
TOTAL59027100.0
132) [ASKED ON CATHOLIC SURVEY ONLY] What do you think are the main roles that your priest actually carries out here? – Don't know. (CROLEDK)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked5611295.1
1) Checked29154.9
Missing63377 
TOTAL59027100.0
133) 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 agree4496348.7
2) Agree3280435.6
3) Neutral1143412.4
4) Disagree19412.1
5) Strongly disagree7440.8
6) There is currently no leader here3570.4
Missing30161 
TOTAL92243100.0
134) Unique ID put in by scanning company. Can be used to merge data for an attender to the back page data. (SUSPENSE)
135) Unique ID put in by scanning company. Can be used to merge data for an attender to the back page data. (BATCHTRA)
136) Unique id number to aggregate data by congregation. The first letter is R in the random sample. (CONGREGA)
137) Sample denomination (SAMPDENO)
TOTAL%
10) Random122404100.0
TOTAL122404100.0
138) Form (FORM)
TOTAL%
1) A4397435.9
2) AS14221.2
3) B5376643.9
4) BS52614.3
5) D210.0
6) I11320.9
7) J11651.0
8) K11090.9
9) L12221.0
10) M11861.0
11) N11590.9
12) O11480.9
13) P12511.0
14) Q13001.1
15) R12901.1
16) S12121.0
17) T13071.1
18) U11891.0
19) V11901.0
20) W11000.9
TOTAL122404100.0
139) Do you currently have any of the following roles here? Member of the governing board (ROLEGB)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked5947793.8
1) Checked39006.2
Missing59027 
TOTAL63377100.0
140) Do you currently have any of the following roles here? Member of a congregational committee or task force (ROLECC)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked5586788.2
1) Checked751011.8
Missing59027 
TOTAL63377100.0
141) Do you currently have any of the following roles here? Choir member (ROLECM)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked5581388.1
1) Checked756411.9
Missing59027 
TOTAL63377100.0
142) Do you currently have any of the following roles here? Sunday school, church school, or Sabbath school teacher (ROLERE)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked5613288.6
1) Checked724511.4
Missing59027 
TOTAL63377100.0
143) How long does it take you to get here? (DISTANC)
TOTAL%
1) 1-5 minutes1015123.5
2) 6-10 minutes1344231.1
3) 11-15 minutes905220.9
4) 16-20 minutes552912.8
5) 21-30 minutes35248.1
6) More than 30 minutes15743.6
Missing79132 
TOTAL43272100.0
144) Do you identify with any of the following approaches to faith? (Mark up to two options.) - Catholic (INDNCATH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked3858285.0
1) Checked681415.0
Missing77008 
TOTAL45396100.0
145) Do you identify with any of the following approaches to faith? (Mark up to two options.) - Evangelical (INDNEVNG)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked3693681.4
1) Checked846018.6
Missing77008 
TOTAL45396100.0
146) Do you identify with any of the following approaches to faith? (Mark up to two options.) - Reformed (INDNREFM)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked4378196.4
1) Checked16153.6
Missing77008 
TOTAL45396100.0
147) Do you identify with any of the following approaches to faith? (Mark up to two options.) - Charismatic (INDNCHAR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked4306794.9
1) Checked23295.1
Missing77008 
TOTAL45396100.0
148) Do you identify with any of the following approaches to faith? (Mark up to two options.) - Pentecostal (INDNPENT)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked4187992.3
1) Checked35177.7
Missing77008 
TOTAL45396100.0
149) Do you identify with any of the following approaches to faith? (Mark up to two options.) - Fundamentalist (INDNFUND)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked4300794.7
1) Checked23895.3
Missing77008 
TOTAL45396100.0
150) Do you identify with any of the following approaches to faith? (Mark up to two options.) - Traditionalist (INDNTRAD)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked3885585.6
1) Checked654114.4
Missing77008 
TOTAL45396100.0
151) Do you identify with any of the following approaches to faith? (Mark up to two options.) - Moderate (INDNMOD)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked4193792.4
1) Checked34597.6
Missing77008 
TOTAL45396100.0
152) Do you identify with any of the following approaches to faith? (Mark up to two options.) - Liberal (INDNLIB)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked4342395.7
1) Checked19734.3
Missing77008 
TOTAL45396100.0
153) Do you identify with any of the following approaches to faith? (Mark up to two options.) - New Age (INDNNA)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked4435897.7
1) Checked10382.3
Missing77008 
TOTAL45396100.0
154) 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 checked3351373.8
1) Checked1188326.2
Missing77008 
TOTAL45396100.0
155) Do you agree or disagree: 'I have a sense of excitement about our congregation's future'? (EXCTFUT)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree1577337.6
2) Agree1780242.5
3) Neutral737317.6
4) Disagree7681.8
5) Strongly disagree1990.5
Missing80489 
TOTAL41915100.0
156) Do you agree or disagree: 'This congregation is always ready to try something new'? (CONGNEW)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree623815.0
2) Agree1926246.4
3) Neutral1236429.8
4) Disagree32217.8
5) Strongly disagree4411.1
Missing80878 
TOTAL41526100.0
157) 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 checked2018244.5
1) Checked2521455.5
Missing77008 
TOTAL45396100.0
158) 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 checked2119246.7
1) Checked2420453.3
Missing77008 
TOTAL45396100.0
159) 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 checked3870985.3
1) Checked668714.7
Missing77008 
TOTAL45396100.0
160) 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 checked3996788.0
1) Checked542912.0
Missing77008 
TOTAL45396100.0
161) 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 checked3787883.4
1) Checked751816.6
Missing77008 
TOTAL45396100.0
162) 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 checked3052867.2
1) Checked1486832.8
Missing77008 
TOTAL45396100.0
163) 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 checked4097590.3
1) Checked44219.7
Missing77008 
TOTAL45396100.0
164) 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 checked3553978.3
1) Checked985721.7
Missing77008 
TOTAL45396100.0
165) 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 checked3444675.9
1) Checked1095024.1
Missing77008 
TOTAL45396100.0
166) 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 checked4330295.4
1) Checked20944.6
Missing77008 
TOTAL45396100.0
167) Year of Birth of respondent (YEAR)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL1143151950.67118
168) In the past 12 months, have you done any of the following? Did not do anything. (MT12NO)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked11450193.6
1) Checked77866.4
Missing117 
TOTAL122287100.0
169) Age of respondent (AGE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL11431550.32918
170) New persons attending the church in past 5 years or less (NEWATT)
TOTAL%
1) First time - Newcomer27517.6
2) Returnee652618.0
3) Switcher621217.1
4) Transfer2075057.3
Missing86165 
TOTAL36239100.0
171) Congregational-level weight used for estimating the percentage of congregations that have a certain characteristic. This is the final weight and has been adjusted for size of congregation. (WHITEA)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL120845.3551
172) Congregational-level weight used for estimating the percentage of attendees who attend congregations that have a certain characteristic. This weight is not adjusted for size of congregation and is a nonresponse-adjusted weight. (WHITEB)
TOTAL%
0) 34222.8
.490469416785209) 15451.3
.594318808604526) 6490.5
.599073359073362) 3890.3
.605124605124608) 11280.9
.620252720252723) 20171.7
.632355212355215) 8680.7
.739596739596743) 55614.6
.758826254826259) 20841.7
.790444015444019) 40143.3
.793644193644198) 30282.5
.91525096525097) 57354.7
.92713734142306) 11851.0
.998455598455603) 36773.0
1.03173745173746) 5830.5
1.05392535392536) 5570.5
1.05678461967122) 6638054.9
1.06501930501931) 21811.8
1.08720720720721) 26242.2
1.40259238830668) 8970.7
1.47771428571429) 41503.4
1.59752895752897) 15611.3
1.66409266409267) 21031.7
1.70107250107251) 41743.5
1.78889961389962) 3330.3
Missing1559 
TOTAL120845100.0
173) What are the names of all denominations or other associations that your congregation belongs to? (NMEDNOM1)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL122404175.18863
174) Denominational Families (DENFAM1)
TOTAL%
1) Catholic7227959.1
2) Mainline Protestant2505420.5
3) Conservative Protestant2450520.0
4) Other Religion5180.4
Missing48 
TOTAL122356100.0
175) Denominational Families (DENFAM2)
TOTAL%
1) Catholic7227959.1
2) Mainline Protestant2499120.4
3) Conservative Protestant2370119.4
4) Historic Black8670.7
5) Other Religion5180.4
Missing48 
TOTAL122356100.0
176) I-GENDER: Are you (female or male): (for use with online analysis) (I-GENDER)
TOTAL%
1) Female6896261.4
2) Male4335638.6
Missing10086 
TOTAL112318100.0
177) I-INCOME: Which of the following describes your total annual household income before taxes? (for use with online analysis) (I-INCOME)
TOTAL%
1) Less 10K93439.0
2) 10K-24,9991771317.1
3) 25K-49,9992708926.1
4) 50K-74,9992173120.9
5) 75K-99,9991211211.7
6) 100K plus1584415.3
Missing18572 
TOTAL103832100.0
178) I-EDUC: What is the highest educational level you have completed? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-EDUC)
TOTAL%
1) Less than high school1484412.8
4) High school3793632.8
5) Trade certificate72636.3
6) Associates1220010.6
7) Bachelors2707323.4
8) Graduate degree1628514.1
Missing6803 
TOTAL115601100.0
179) I-MARITAL: What is your present marital status? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Never married1859316.0
2) Married7587165.4
5) Committed relationship25202.2
6) Separated15691.4
7) Divorced76626.6
8) Widowed97128.4
Missing6477 
TOTAL115927100.0
180) I-AGE: Age of respondent (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-AGE)
TOTAL%
1) Less 25109109.5
2) 25-443411829.8
3) 45-542278419.9
4) 55-641779915.6
5) 65+2870425.1
Missing8089 
TOTAL114315100.0