U.S. Congregational Life Survey, 2001, Racial Ethnic 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 year9867.8
2) 1-2 years11339.0
3) 3-5 years163012.9
4) 6-10 years173213.7
5) 11-20 years209316.5
6) More than 20 years462636.6
7) I am visiting from another congregation.2972.3
8) I am visiting and do not regularly go anywhere else.1551.2
Missing472 
TOTAL12652100.0
2) Are you regularly involved in any group activities here? Yes, in Sunday school, church school, or Sabbath school. (INVLVDSS)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked942971.8
1) Check369528.2
TOTAL13124100.0
3) Are you regularly involved in any group activities here? Yes, in prayer, discussion, or Bible study groups. (INVLVDPR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked931271.0
1) Check381229.0
TOTAL13124100.0
4) Are you regularly involved in any group activities here? Yes, in fellowships, clubs, or other social groups. (INVLVDFS)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked790560.2
1) Check521939.8
TOTAL13124100.0
5) Are you regularly involved in any group activities here? No, we have no group activities. (INVLVDNG)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked1249195.2
1) Check6334.8
TOTAL13124100.0
6) Are you regularly involved in any group activities here? No, I am not regularly involved in group activities. (INVLVDNR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked942571.8
1) Check369928.2
TOTAL13124100.0
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 checked940171.6
1) Check372328.4
TOTAL13124100.0
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 checked1049380.0
1) Check263120.0
TOTAL13124100.0
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 checked1242294.7
1) Check7025.3
TOTAL13124100.0
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 checked689052.5
1) Check623447.5
TOTAL13124100.0
11) Do you currently have any of the following roles here? Leading or assisting in worship. (ROLELW)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked1143687.1
1) Check168812.9
TOTAL13124100.0
12) Do you currently have any of the following roles here? Officer or leader of men's, women's, youth, or other small group. (ROLELG)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked1153187.9
1) Check159312.1
TOTAL13124100.0
13) Do you currently have any of the following roles here? Other role not listed here (specify). (ROLEOT)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked1153387.9
1) Check159112.1
TOTAL13124100.0
14) Do you currently have any of the following roles here? None. (ROLENO)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked842364.2
1) Check470135.8
TOTAL13124100.0
15) Over the last year, how much have you grown in your faith? (GROWTH)
TOTAL%
1) No real growth7906.4
2) Some growth461637.2
3) Much growth, mainly through this congregation455336.7
4) Much growth, mainly through other groups or congregations10548.5
5) Much growth, mainly through my own private activities140511.3
Missing706 
TOTAL12418100.0
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 days579246.0
2) A few times a week258420.5
3) Once a week6305.0
4) Occasionally251319.9
5) Hardly ever8686.9
6) Never2171.7
Missing520 
TOTAL12604100.0
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.306624.6
2) The Bible is the word of God, to be interpreted in the light of its historical and cultural context.356328.6
3) The Bible is the word of God, to be interpreted in the light of its historical context and the Church's teachings.481838.7
4) The Bible is not the word of God, but contains God's word to us.5934.8
5) The Bible is not the word of God but is a valuable book.1361.1
6) The Bible is an ancient book with little value today.260.2
7) Don't know2421.9
Missing680 
TOTAL12444100.0
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 agree202016.3
2) Agree452136.5
3) Neutral or unsure223818.1
4) Disagree231718.7
5) Strongly disagree129110.4
Missing737 
TOTAL12387100.0
19) Do you agree or disagree: "My spiritual needs are being met in this congregation or parish"? (SPIRNEED)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree384831.2
2) Agree626650.8
3) Neutral or unsure161513.1
4) Disagree5164.2
5) Strongly disagree990.8
Missing780 
TOTAL12344100.0
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.485339.1
2) No, I came to faith through a gradual process.374830.2
3) Yes, at one specific moment in the last 5 years5794.7
4) Yes, at one specific moment more than 5 years ago10468.4
5) Yes, a number of specific moments of commitment or re-commitment156212.6
6) Not sure or not applicable6345.1
Missing702 
TOTAL12422100.0
21) Are you currently a member of this congregation? (MEMBER)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1031782.2
2) No, but I'm in the process of becoming a member.2782.2
3) No, but I regularly participate here.10488.3
4) No9097.2
Missing572 
TOTAL12552100.0
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 checked849164.7
1) Check463335.3
TOTAL13124100.0
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 checked1211392.3
1) Check10117.7
TOTAL13124100.0
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 checked594145.3
1) Check718354.7
TOTAL13124100.0
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.1120.9
2) I do not talk about my faith; my life and actions are sufficient.153612.5
3) I find it hard to talk about my faith in ordinary language.174514.2
4) I mostly feel at ease talking about my faith and do so if it comes up.682455.4
5) I feel at ease talking about my faith and seek opportunities to do so.210717.1
Missing800 
TOTAL12324100.0
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.619350.4
2) Yes, but I have not done so in the past 12 months.445636.3
3) Don't know9667.9
4) No, probably not5994.9
5) No, definitely not750.6
Missing835 
TOTAL12289100.0
27) In the past 12 months, have you done any of the following? Loaned money to someone outside your family. (MT12SLM)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked947372.2
1) Check365127.8
TOTAL13124100.0
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 checked999576.2
1) Check312923.8
TOTAL13124100.0
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 checked1040279.3
1) Check272220.7
TOTAL13124100.0
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 checked672151.2
1) Check640348.8
TOTAL13124100.0
31) In the past 12 months, have you done any of the following? Voted in the last presidential election. (MN12SVP)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked360827.5
1) Check951672.5
TOTAL13124100.0
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 checked398430.4
1) Check914069.6
TOTAL13124100.0
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 checked995375.8
1) Check317124.2
TOTAL13124100.0
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 checked1071581.6
1) Check240918.4
TOTAL13124100.0
35) How satisfied are you with what is offered here for children and youth (less than 19 years of age)? (CHLDMIN)
TOTAL%
1) Very satisfied305525.0
2) Satisfied409033.5
3) Mixed feelings242019.8
4) Dissatisfied7726.3
5) Very dissatisfied2522.1
6) Not sure or not applicable163313.4
Missing902 
TOTAL12222100.0
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.336228.8
2) I have been given the opportunity and occasionally get involved in decision-making.322427.6
3) I have been given the opportunity but don't usually get involved in decision-making.292525.1
4) I have not been given an opportunity to be involved and this is fine with me.173414.9
5) I have not been given an opportunity to be involved and I am not happy about this4313.7
Missing1448 
TOTAL11676100.0
37) Do you have a strong sense of belonging to this congregation? (BELONG)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, a strong sense of belonging that is growing635851.7
2) Yes, a strong sense-about the same as last year305024.8
3) Yes, but perhaps not as strong as in the past11909.7
4) No, but I am new here.4703.8
5) No, and I wish I did by now.2832.3
6) No, but I am happy as I am.5004.1
7) Don't know/not applicable4453.6
Missing828 
TOTAL12296100.0
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 checked474836.2
1) Check837663.8
TOTAL13124100.0
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 checked875666.7
1) Check436833.3
TOTAL13124100.0
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 checked1064481.1
1) Check248018.9
TOTAL13124100.0
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 checked1203091.7
1) Check10948.3
TOTAL13124100.0
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 checked1279897.5
1) Check3262.5
TOTAL13124100.0
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 checked1121585.5
1) Check190914.5
TOTAL13124100.0
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 checked1296798.8
1) Check1571.2
TOTAL13124100.0
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 checked1179289.9
1) Check133210.1
TOTAL13124100.0
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 checked1139086.8
1) Check173413.2
TOTAL13124100.0
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 checked1308699.7
1) Check380.3
TOTAL13124100.0
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 checked1285898.0
1) Check2662.0
TOTAL13124100.0
49) To what extent do the worship services or activities of this congregation help you with everyday living? (WRSHHELP)
TOTAL%
1) A great extent566846.9
2) Some extent504441.7
3) A small extent11019.1
4) Not at all2812.3
Missing1030 
TOTAL12094100.0
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 checked1104884.2
1) Check207615.8
TOTAL13124100.0
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 checked1147687.4
1) Check164812.6
TOTAL13124100.0
52) Which of the following aspects of this congregation do you personally most value? Traditional style of worship or music. (VALUETS)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked842364.2
1) Check470135.8
TOTAL13124100.0
53) Which of the following aspects of this congregation do you personally most value? Contemporary style of worship or music. (VALUECS)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked1190490.7
1) Check12209.3
TOTAL13124100.0
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 checked870366.3
1) Check442133.7
TOTAL13124100.0
55) Which of the following aspects of this congregation do you personally most value? Social activities or meeting new people. (VALUESA)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked1127585.9
1) Check184914.1
TOTAL13124100.0
56) Which of the following aspects of this congregation do you personally most value? Sermons, preaching, or homilies (VALUESP)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked793360.4
1) Check519139.6
TOTAL13124100.0
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 checked1054880.4
1) Check257619.6
TOTAL13124100.0
58) Which of the following aspects of this congregation do you personally most value? Ministry for children or youth. (VALUEMY)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked1091583.2
1) Check220916.8
TOTAL13124100.0
59) Which of the following aspects of this congregation do you personally most value? Prayer ministry for one another. (VALUEPR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked1169489.1
1) Check143010.9
TOTAL13124100.0
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 checked1080182.3
1) Check232317.7
TOTAL13124100.0
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 checked1278497.4
1) Check3402.6
TOTAL13124100.0
62) Which of the following aspects of this congregation do you personally most value? Openness to social diversity. (VALUEOD)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked1164988.8
1) Check147511.2
TOTAL13124100.0
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 checked1248795.1
1) Check6374.9
TOTAL13124100.0
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.122710.0
2) No, I have some friends in this congregation, but my closest friends are not involved here.205016.8
3) Yes, I have some close friends here as well as other close friends who are not part of this congregation,723859.3
4) Yes, most of my closest friends are part of this congregation.169713.9
Missing912 
TOTAL12212100.0
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.191316.1
2) No, before coming here I had not been attending any congregation for several years.201817.0
3) No, before coming here I had never regularly attended.6655.6
4) Yes, immediately prior to coming here, I was participating in another congregation.730861.4
Missing1220 
TOTAL11904100.0
66) Before you started coming here, what type of congregation did you attend? (CONGTYPE)
TOTAL%
1) Assembly of God1150.9
2) Baptist158213.1
3) Catholic7005.8
4) Episcopal2572.1
5) Lutheran4063.3
6) Methodist132510.9
7) Nazarene540.4
8) Non-denominational3442.8
9) Pentecostal1311.1
10) Presbyterian464738.3
11) Seventh-day Adventist330.3
12) United Church of Christ3202.6
13) Other (please specify)7866.5
14) I did not attend another congregation before coming here.142111.7
Missing1003 
TOTAL12121100.0
67) Over the last two years, has there been any conflict in this congregation? (CONFLICT)
TOTAL%
1) No conflict that I am aware of526343.4
2) Some minor conflict379431.3
3) Major conflict5044.2
4) Major conflict, with leaders or people leaving8947.4
5) Don't know168413.9
Missing985 
TOTAL12139100.0
68) Have this congregation's leaders encouraged you to find and use your gifts and skills here? (ENCURAGE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, to a great extent450439.0
2) Yes, to some extent389933.7
3) Yes, to a small extent149312.9
4) Not at all7676.6
5) Don't know8987.8
Missing1563 
TOTAL11561100.0
69) In what year were you born? 19__ (BORN)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL1183145.81219
70) Are you (female or male): (GENDER)
TOTAL%
1) Female752463.2
2) Male437436.8
Missing1226 
TOTAL11898100.0
71) What is your employment status? Employed full-time, part-time, or self-employed. (EMPLYMNT)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked703953.6
1) Check608546.4
TOTAL13124100.0
72) What is your employment status? Unemployed. (EMPLYUE)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked1274897.1
1) Check3762.9
TOTAL13124100.0
73) What is your employment status? Retired. (EMPLYR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked882667.3
1) Check429832.7
TOTAL13124100.0
74) What is your employment status? Full-time homemaker (EMPLYHM)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked1200891.5
1) Check11168.5
TOTAL13124100.0
75) What is your employment status? Student. (EMPLYST)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked1218192.8
1) Check9437.2
TOTAL13124100.0
76) What is your employment status? Other (please specify). (EMPLYOT)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked1278397.4
1) Check3412.6
TOTAL13124100.0
77) What is the highest educational level you have completed? (EDUC)
TOTAL%
1) No formal schooling650.5
2) Primary school through 8th grade (K-8)3853.1
3) Some high school7536.2
4) Completed high school314325.7
5) Trade certificate5554.5
6) Associate degree10918.9
7) Bachelor's degree from a university or college352428.8
8) Master's, Doctorate, or other graduate degree271622.2
Missing892 
TOTAL12232100.0
78) What is your present marital status? (MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Never married176714.4
2) In first marriage625750.9
3) Remarried after divorce11889.7
4) Remarried after death of spouse2522.1
5) Living in a committed relationship2462.0
6) Separated1631.3
7) Divorced9657.9
8) Widowed145211.8
Missing834 
TOTAL12290100.0
79) Do you have a spouse or partner who is also completing a survey here? (SPOUSE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes555847.0
2) No627853.0
Missing1288 
TOTAL11836100.0
80) What is your race or origin? Asian or Pacific Islander. (RACEAPI)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked1213492.5
1) Check9907.5
TOTAL13124100.0
81) What is your race or origin? Black or African American. (RACEBL)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked1040279.3
1) Check272220.7
TOTAL13124100.0
82) What is your race or origin? Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish origin. (RACEHS)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked1232993.9
1) Check7956.1
TOTAL13124100.0
83) What is your race or origin? Indian (American) or Alaska Native. (RACEIN)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked1291498.4
1) Check2101.6
TOTAL13124100.0
84) What is your race or origin? White or Caucasian. (RACEWH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked558142.5
1) Check754357.5
TOTAL13124100.0
85) What is your race or origin? Some other race (please specify). (RACEOT)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked1292098.4
1) Check2041.6
TOTAL13124100.0
86) Where were you born? (WHREBORN)
TOTAL%
1) In the United States1034984.3
2) In another English-speaking country6575.4
3) In a non-English speaking country126910.3
Missing849 
TOTAL12275100.0
87) Is English your first language? (LANGUAGE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes891886.1
2) No143413.9
Missing2772 
TOTAL10352100.0
88) Which statement best describes the people who currently live in your household? (HOUSE)
TOTAL%
1) I live alone.221218.4
2) A couple without children389432.3
3) One adult with child/children8617.1
4) Two or more adults with child/children391032.4
5) Some adults living in the same household11739.7
Missing1074 
TOTAL12050100.0
89) About how much do you give financially to this congregation? (GIVE)
TOTAL%
1) I give 10% or more of net income regularly.225919.1
2) I give about 5% to 9% of net income regularly.426136.1
3) I give less than 5% of net income regularly.312226.4
4) I give a small amount whenever I am here.162913.8
5) I do not contribute financially here.5484.6
Missing1305 
TOTAL11819100.0
90) Which of the following describes your total annual household income before taxes? (INCOME)
TOTAL%
1) Less than $10,0009859.0
2) $10,000 to $24,999180416.4
3) $25,000 to $49,999278625.4
4) $50,000 to $74,999226420.6
5) $75,000 to $99,999137212.5
6) $100,000 or more177216.1
Missing2141 
TOTAL10983100.0
91) How many children of any age do you have, whether they live at home or elsewhere? (CHILD)
TOTAL%
0) None201117.7
1) 1166814.7
2) 2389634.3
3) 3224219.7
4) 49188.1
5) 53172.8
6) 61551.4
7) 7890.8
8) 8300.3
9) 9290.3
10) 1090.1
11) 1140.0
12) 1220.0
13) 1340.0
Missing1750 
TOTAL11374100.0
92) Do you have any children living at home? (CHILDHO)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked728155.5
1) None at home584344.5
TOTAL13124100.0
93) Please provide the age of your eldest child living at home. (CHILDEL)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL389416.27211
94) Please provide the age of your second oldest child living at home. (CHILD2)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL254811.6118
95) Please provide the age of your third oldest child living at home. (CHILD3)
TOTAL%
1) 738.6
2) 536.2
3) 505.9
4) 354.1
5) 566.6
6) 313.6
7) 688.0
8) 516.0
9) 455.3
10) 455.3
11) 374.3
12) 607.0
13) 414.8
14) 414.8
15) 333.9
16) 172.0
17) 121.4
18) 192.2
19) 80.9
20) 91.1
21) 40.5
22) 30.4
23) 101.2
24) 40.5
25) 30.4
26) 40.5
27) 20.2
28) 20.2
29) 10.1
30) 10.1
31) 50.6
33) 20.2
34) 40.5
35) 30.4
37) 10.1
38) 20.2
39) 10.1
40) 20.2
41) 20.2
43) 10.1
44) 20.2
45) 20.2
47) 10.1
48) 10.1
50) 10.1
53) 10.1
60) 10.1
71) 10.1
72) 10.1
74) 10.1
Missing12271 
TOTAL853100.0
96) Please provide the age of your fourth oldest child living at home. (CHILD4)
TOTAL%
1) 2710.4
2) 145.4
3) 124.6
4) 186.9
5) 145.4
6) 135.0
7) 135.0
8) 166.2
9) 186.9
10) 218.1
11) 186.9
12) 103.9
13) 41.5
14) 72.7
15) 83.1
16) 41.5
17) 72.7
18) 10.4
19) 31.2
20) 41.5
21) 10.4
22) 10.4
24) 20.8
25) 31.2
27) 31.2
28) 10.4
29) 10.4
30) 20.8
32) 41.5
33) 10.4
35) 10.4
41) 10.4
42) 10.4
44) 10.4
46) 10.4
55) 10.4
71) 10.4
94) 10.4
Missing12865 
TOTAL259100.0
97) Of your children who live at home, which ones participate at this or another congregation? Eldest child. (CHLDPRT1)
TOTAL%
1) Participate here293074.3
2) Participate elsewhere3559.0
3) No65716.7
Missing9182 
TOTAL3942100.0
98) Of your children who live at home, which ones participate at this or another congregation? Child number 2. (CHLDPRT2)
TOTAL%
1) Participate here211482.0
2) Participate elsewhere1706.6
3) No29511.4
Missing10545 
TOTAL2579100.0
99) Of your children who live at home, which ones participate at this or another congregation? Child number 3. (CHLDPRT3)
TOTAL%
1) Participate here70377.9
2) Participate elsewhere819.0
3) No11913.2
Missing12221 
TOTAL903100.0
100) Of your children who live at home, which ones participate at this or another congregation? Child number 4. (CHLDPRT4)
TOTAL%
1) Participate here19766.8
2) Participate elsewhere3612.2
3) No6221.0
Missing12829 
TOTAL295100.0
101) How often do you go to worship services at this congregation? (WRSERVC)
TOTAL%
1) This is my first time.3372.7
2) Hardly ever/special occasions only2562.0
3) Less than once a month1521.2
4) Once a month2892.3
5) Two or three times a month190915.1
6) Usually every week853267.4
7) More than once a week11799.3
Missing470 
TOTAL12654100.0
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 more333932.4
2) About the same participation469045.6
3) Participate less145214.1
4) Not applicable (been coming less than 2 years)8137.9
Missing2830 
TOTAL10294100.0
103) How often do you experience the following during worship services at this congregation? A sense of God's presence. (WRSHP1)
TOTAL%
1) Always372338.8
2) Usually355737.1
3) Sometimes186819.5
4) Rarely4524.7
Missing3524 
TOTAL9600100.0
104) How often do you experience the following during worship services at this congregation? Inspiration. (WRSHP2)
TOTAL%
1) Always245927.7
2) Usually401345.1
3) Sometimes215124.2
4) Rarely2683.0
Missing4233 
TOTAL8891100.0
105) How often do you experience the following during worship services at this congregation? Boredom. (WRSHP3)
TOTAL%
1) Always1381.7
2) Usually3474.3
3) Sometimes250630.8
4) Rarely514363.2
Missing4990 
TOTAL8134100.0
106) How often do you experience the following during worship services at this congregation? Awe or mystery. (WRSHP4)
TOTAL%
1) Always4535.7
2) Usually130016.4
3) Sometimes366346.2
4) Rarely251831.7
Missing5190 
TOTAL7934100.0
107) How often do you experience the following during worship services at this congregation? Joy. (WRSHP5)
TOTAL%
1) Always246527.9
2) Usually401845.5
3) Sometimes207323.5
4) Rarely2663.0
Missing4302 
TOTAL8822100.0
108) How often do you experience the following during worship services at this congregation? Frustration. (WRSHP6)
TOTAL%
1) Always1021.3
2) Usually3033.7
3) Sometimes215526.6
4) Rarely554268.4
Missing5022 
TOTAL8102100.0
109) How often do you experience the following during worship services at this congregation? Spontaneity. (WRSHP7)
TOTAL%
1) Always5306.6
2) Usually170221.0
3) Sometimes387948.0
4) Rarely197824.5
Missing5035 
TOTAL8089100.0
110) How often do you experience the following during worship services at this congregation? A sense of fulfilling my obligation. (WRSHP8)
TOTAL%
1) Always167519.6
2) Usually384545.0
3) Sometimes224826.3
4) Rarely7799.1
Missing4577 
TOTAL8547100.0
111) Do you agree or disagree: "This congregation is strongly focused on serving the wider community beyond the congregation"? (SRVCOMM)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree335232.6
2) Agree463845.1
3) Neutral or unsure168716.4
4) Disagree5024.9
5) Strongly disagree1071.0
Missing2838 
TOTAL10286100.0
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.120012.3
2) There are ideas but no clear vision, goals, or direction.169017.3
3) Yes, and I am strongly committed to them.358036.6
4) Yes, and I am partly committed to them.269027.5
5) Yes, but I am not committed to them.6246.4
Missing3340 
TOTAL9784100.0
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.3343.3
2) We are faithfully maintaining past directions.8728.7
3) We are currently deciding on new directions.268426.8
4) We are currently moving in new directions.333233.2
5) We need to rethink where we are heading.9189.2
6) Our future is very unclear or doubtful.3513.5
7) Don't know153815.3
Missing3095 
TOTAL10029100.0
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 extent489548.3
2) Some extent317331.3
3) A small extent5415.3
4) Not at all1061.0
5) Don't know129612.8
6) There is currently no leader here.1161.1
Missing2997 
TOTAL10127100.0
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 charge176217.6
2) Leadership that inspires people to take action454545.3
3) Leadership that acts on goals that people here have been involved in setting200820.0
4) Leadership where the people start most things5055.0
5) There is currently no leader here2242.2
6) Don't know9939.9
Missing3087 
TOTAL10037100.0
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 agree491548.5
2) Agree348134.3
3) Neutral or unsure120411.9
4) Disagree2392.4
5) Strongly disagree860.8
6) There is currently no leader here2122.1
Missing2987 
TOTAL10137100.0
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 E are Racial/Ethnic Presbyterian. (CONGREGA)
120) Sample denomination (SAMPDENO)
TOTAL%
3) Racial/Ethnic Presbyterian13124100.0
TOTAL13124100.0
121) Form (FORM)
TOTAL%
1) A1043379.5
2) AK4073.1
3) AS4473.4
4) I2672.0
5) J2712.1
6) K2742.1
7) M20.0
8) N2582.0
9) O2632.0
10) R10.0
11) T2481.9
12) U2531.9
TOTAL13124100.0
122) Do you currently have any of the following roles here? Member of the governing board (ROLEGB)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked1125885.8
1) Check186614.2
TOTAL13124100.0
123) Do you currently have any of the following roles here? Member of a congregational committee or task force (ROLECC)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked1050480.0
1) Check262020.0
TOTAL13124100.0
124) Do you currently have any of the following roles here? Choir member (ROLECM)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked1082382.5
1) Check230117.5
TOTAL13124100.0
125) Do you currently have any of the following roles here? Sunday school, church school, or Sabbath school teacher (ROLERE)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked1155488.0
1) Check157012.0
TOTAL13124100.0
126) How long does it take you to get here? (DISTANC)
TOTAL%
1) 1-5 minutes255824.3
2) 6-10 minutes313429.8
3) 11-15 minutes209820.0
4) 16-20 minutes137913.1
5) 21-30 minutes9378.9
6) More than 30 minutes4043.8
Missing2614 
TOTAL10510100.0
127) Do you identify with any of the following approaches to faith? (Mark up to two options.) - Catholic (INDNCATH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked1022890.6
1) Checked10599.4
Missing1837 
TOTAL11287100.0
128) Do you identify with any of the following approaches to faith? (Mark up to two options.) - Evangelical (INDNEVNG)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked969185.9
1) Checked159614.1
Missing1837 
TOTAL11287100.0
129) Do you identify with any of the following approaches to faith? (Mark up to two options.) - Reformed (INDNREFM)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked945383.8
1) Checked183416.2
Missing1837 
TOTAL11287100.0
130) Do you identify with any of the following approaches to faith? (Mark up to two options.) - Charismatic (INDNCHAR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked1102997.7
1) Checked2582.3
Missing1837 
TOTAL11287100.0
131) Do you identify with any of the following approaches to faith? (Mark up to two options.) - Pentecostal (INDNPENT)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked1089696.5
1) Checked3913.5
Missing1837 
TOTAL11287100.0
132) Do you identify with any of the following approaches to faith? (Mark up to two options.) - Fundamentalist (INDNFUND)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked1101297.6
1) Checked2752.4
Missing1837 
TOTAL11287100.0
133) Do you identify with any of the following approaches to faith? (Mark up to two options.) - Traditionalist (INDNTRAD)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked916181.2
1) Checked212618.8
Missing1837 
TOTAL11287100.0
134) Do you identify with any of the following approaches to faith? (Mark up to two options.) - Moderate (INDNMOD)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked1006289.1
1) Checked122510.9
Missing1837 
TOTAL11287100.0
135) Do you identify with any of the following approaches to faith? (Mark up to two options.) - Liberal (INDNLIB)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked1062594.1
1) Checked6625.9
Missing1837 
TOTAL11287100.0
136) Do you identify with any of the following approaches to faith? (Mark up to two options.) - New Age (INDNNA)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked1113398.6
1) Checked1541.4
Missing1837 
TOTAL11287100.0
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 checked849875.3
1) Checked278924.7
Missing1837 
TOTAL11287100.0
138) Do you agree or disagree: "I have a sense of excitement about our congregation's future"? (EXCTFUT)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree270826.5
2) Agree462245.3
3) Neutral or unsure242523.8
4) Disagree3543.5
5) Strongly disagree930.9
Missing2922 
TOTAL10202100.0
139) Do you agree or disagree: "This congregation is always ready to try something new"? (CONGNEW)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree116611.5
2) Agree437243.2
3) Neutral or unsure328032.4
4) Disagree114511.3
5) Strongly disagree1561.5
Missing3005 
TOTAL10119100.0
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 checked410936.4
1) Checked717863.6
Missing1837 
TOTAL11287100.0
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 checked591552.4
1) Checked537247.6
Missing1837 
TOTAL11287100.0
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 checked1031091.3
1) Checked9778.7
Missing1837 
TOTAL11287100.0
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 checked1058993.8
1) Checked6986.2
Missing1837 
TOTAL11287100.0
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 checked901079.8
1) Checked227720.2
Missing1837 
TOTAL11287100.0
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 checked709962.9
1) Checked418837.1
Missing1837 
TOTAL11287100.0
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 checked985487.3
1) Checked143312.7
Missing1837 
TOTAL11287100.0
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 checked948584.0
1) Checked180216.0
Missing1837 
TOTAL11287100.0
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 checked875077.5
1) Checked253722.5
Missing1837 
TOTAL11287100.0
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 checked1074495.2
1) Checked5434.8
Missing1837 
TOTAL11287100.0
150) Year of Birth of respondent (YEAR)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL118311945.81219
151) In the past 12 months, have you done any of the following? Did not do anything. (MT12NO)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked1223893.2
1) Check8866.8
TOTAL13124100.0
152) Age of respondent (AGE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL1183155.18819
153) New persons attending the church in past 5 years or less (NEWATT)
TOTAL%
1) First Time - Newcomer2918.6
2) Returnee84524.9
3) Switcher132739.1
4) Transfer93027.4
Missing9731 
TOTAL3393100.0
154) I-AGE: Age of respondent (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-AGE)
TOTAL%
1) Under 259357.9
2) 25-44255721.6
3) 45-54211717.9
4) 55-64196216.6
5) 65+426036.0
Missing1293 
TOTAL11831100.0
155) I-EDUC: What is the highest educational level you have completed? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-EDUC)
TOTAL%
1) No formal schooling650.5
3) Primary school through some high school11389.3
4) Completed high school314325.7
6) Associate degree/Trade certificate164613.5
7) Bachelor's degree from a university or college352428.8
8) Master's, Doctorate, or other graduate degree271622.2
Missing892 
TOTAL12232100.0
156) I-GENDER: Are you (female or male): (for use with online analysis) (I-GENDER)
TOTAL%
1) Female752463.2
2) Male437436.8
Missing1226 
TOTAL11898100.0
157) I-INCOME: Which of the following describes your total annual household income before taxes? (for use with online analysis) (I-INCOME)
TOTAL%
1) Less than $10,0009859.0
2) $10,000 to $24,999180416.4
3) $25,000 to $49,999278625.4
4) $50,000 to $74,999226420.6
5) $75,000 to $99,999137212.5
6) $100,000 or more177216.1
Missing2141 
TOTAL10983100.0
158) I-MARITAL: What is your present marital status? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Never married176714.4
2) In first marriage625750.9
3) Remarried after divorce or death of spouse144011.7
5) Living in a committed relationship2462.0
6) Separated/Divorced11289.2
8) Widowed145211.8
Missing834 
TOTAL12290100.0