U.S. Congregational Life Survey, 2001, Seventh-Day Adventist, Attenders

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All frequencies are raw numbers (no weights used).
1) How often do you attend worship services? (OFTEN)
TOTAL%
1) This is my first time.971.8
2) Hardly ever1372.5
3) Less than once a month981.8
4) Once a month911.7
5) 2-3 times a month5289.7
6) Usually every week370067.8
7) More than once a week80314.7
Missing142 
TOTAL5454100.0
2) How long have you been going to worship services or activities at this congregation? (HOWLONG)
TOTAL%
1) Less than 1 year56110.3
2) 1-2 years69812.8
3) 3-5 years89416.4
4) 6-10 years78614.4
5) 11-20 years92316.9
6) More than 20 years139125.5
7) I am visiting from another congregation.1542.8
8) I am visiting and do not regularly go anywhere else.460.8
Missing143 
TOTAL5453100.0
3) Are you regularly involved in any group activities here? Yes, in Sunday school, church school, or Sabbath school. (INVLVDSS)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked259446.4
1) Checked300253.6
TOTAL5596100.0
4) Are you regularly involved in any group activities here? Yes, in prayer, discussion, or Bible study groups. (INVLVDPR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked383168.5
1) Checked176531.5
TOTAL5596100.0
5) Are you regularly involved in any group activities here? Yes, in fellowships, clubs, or other social groups. (INVLVDFS)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked381268.1
1) Checked178431.9
TOTAL5596100.0
6) Are you regularly involved in any group activities here? No, we have no group activities. (INVLVDNG)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked542296.9
1) Checked1743.1
TOTAL5596100.0
7) Are you regularly involved in any group activities here? No, I am not regularly involved in group activities. (INVLVDNR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked409573.2
1) Checked150126.8
TOTAL5596100.0
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 checked402772.0
1) Checked156928.0
TOTAL5596100.0
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 checked430376.9
1) Checked129323.1
TOTAL5596100.0
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 checked538196.2
1) Checked2153.8
TOTAL5596100.0
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 checked282550.5
1) Checked277149.5
TOTAL5596100.0
12) Do you currently have any of the following roles here? Member of the governing board. (ROLEGB)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked476985.2
1) Checked82714.8
TOTAL5596100.0
13) Do you currently have any of the following roles here? Member of a congregational committee or task force. (ROLECC)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked493988.3
1) Checked65711.7
TOTAL5596100.0
14) Do you currently have any of the following roles here? Leading or assisting in worship. (ROLELDW)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked461182.4
1) Checked98517.6
TOTAL5596100.0
15) Do you currently have any of the following roles here? Officer or leader of men's, women's, youth, or other small group. (ROLELG)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked488587.3
1) Checked71112.7
TOTAL5596100.0
16) Do you currently have any of the following roles here? Choir member, musician, or choir director. (ROLECHG)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked488587.3
1) Checked71112.7
TOTAL5596100.0
17) Do you currently have any of the following roles here? Sunday school, church school, or Sabbath school. (ROLESS)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked456681.6
1) Checked103018.4
TOTAL5596100.0
18) Do you currently have any of the following roles here? Other role not listed here (specify). (ROLEOT)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked477485.3
1) Checked82214.7
TOTAL5596100.0
19) Do you currently have any of the following roles here? None. (ROLENO)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked343661.4
1) Checked216038.6
TOTAL5596100.0
20) Over the last year, how much have you grown in your faith? (GROWTH)
TOTAL%
1) No real growth2805.2
2) Some growth195536.6
3) Much growth, mainly through this congregation155129.1
4) Much growth, mainly through other groups or congregations3486.5
5) Much growth, mainly through my own private activities120522.6
Missing257 
TOTAL5339100.0
21) How often do you spend time in private devotional activities (such as prayer, meditation, reading the Bible alone)? (DEVOTION)
TOTAL%
1) Every day/most days345363.7
2) A few times a week102718.9
3) Once a week1893.5
4) Occasionally5319.8
5) Hardly ever1773.3
6) Never470.9
Missing172 
TOTAL5424100.0
22) Which statement comes closest to your view of the Bible? (BIBLVIEW)
TOTAL%
1) The Bible is the word of God, to be taken literally word for word.274151.5
2) The Bible is the word of God, to be interpreted in the light of its historical and cultural context.170432.0
3) The Bible is the word of God, to be interpreted in the light of its historical context and the Church's teachings.73713.8
4) The Bible is not the word of God, but contains God's word to us.701.3
5) The Bible is not the word of God but is a valuable book.120.2
6) The Bible is an ancient book with little value today.10.0
7) Don't know591.1
Missing272 
TOTAL5324100.0
23) Do you agree or disagree with this statement: "All the different religions are equally good ways of helping a person find ultimate truth"? (ALLRELG)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree3376.4
2) Agree96218.1
3) Neutral or unsure83115.7
4) Disagree198037.3
5) Strongly disagree119622.5
Missing290 
TOTAL5306100.0
24) Do you agree or disagree: "My spiritual needs are being met in this congregation or parish"? (SPIRNEED)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree145827.5
2) Agree256348.3
3) Neutral or unsure85616.1
4) Disagree3526.6
5) Strongly disagree761.4
Missing291 
TOTAL5305100.0
25) Some people feel they came to faith gradually. For others, it began at a definite moment of commitment. Have you ever experienced such a moment of decisive faith commitment or conversion? (FAITH)
TOTAL%
1) No, I've had faith for as long as I can remember.162530.7
2) No, I came to faith through a gradual process.168731.9
3) Yes, at one specific moment in the last 5 years2935.5
4) Yes, at one specific moment more than 5 years ago4809.1
5) Yes, a number of specific moments of commitment or re-commitment96218.2
6) Not sure or not applicable2454.6
Missing304 
TOTAL5292100.0
26) Are you currently a member of this congregation? (MEMBER)
TOTAL%
1) Yes415077.3
2) No, but I'm in the process of becoming a member.2053.8
3) No, but I regularly participate here.53810.0
4) No4738.8
Missing230 
TOTAL5366100.0
27) Are you involved in any community service, social service, or advocacy groups not connected to this congregation? Yes, social service or charity groups. (COMMSRSS)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked436878.1
1) Checked122821.9
TOTAL5596100.0
28) Are you involved in any community service, social service, or advocacy groups not connected to this congregation? Yes, advocacy, justice, or lobbying groups. (COMMSRAJ)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked539196.3
1) Checked2053.7
TOTAL5596100.0
29) Are you involved in any community service, social service, or advocacy groups not connected to this congregation? No, I'm not involved with such groups. (COMMSRNG)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked169930.4
1) Checked389769.6
TOTAL5596100.0
30) Which of the following best describes your readiness to talk to others about your faith? (TALKFATH)
TOTAL%
1) I do not have faith, so the question is not applicable.290.5
2) I do not talk about my faith; my life and actions are sufficient.2514.7
3) I find it hard to talk about my faith in ordinary language.69413.1
4) I mostly feel at ease talking about my faith and do so if it comes up.288054.4
5) I feel at ease talking about my faith and seek opportunities to do so.144427.3
Missing298 
TOTAL5298100.0
31) Would you be prepared to invite to a worship service here any of your friends and relatives who do not now attend a congregation? (INVITE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, and I have done so in the past 12 months.259049.1
2) Yes, but I have not done so in the past 12 months.187335.5
3) Don't know5059.6
4) No, probably not2655.0
5) No, definitely not400.8
Missing323 
TOTAL5273100.0
32) In the past 12 months, have you done any of the following? Loaned money to someone outside your family. (MT12SLM)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked364865.2
1) Checked194834.8
TOTAL5596100.0
33) In the past 12 months, have you done any of the following? Cared for someone outside your family who was very sick. (MN12SCS)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked421675.3
1) Checked138024.7
TOTAL5596100.0
34) In the past 12 months, have you done any of the following? Helped someone outside your family find a job. (MN12OJ)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked439378.5
1) Checked120321.5
TOTAL5596100.0
35) In the past 12 months, have you done any of the following? Donated or prepared food for someone outside your family or congregation. (MN12SDF)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked311155.6
1) Checked248544.4
TOTAL5596100.0
36) In the past 12 months, have you done any of the following? Voted in the last presidential election. (MN12SVP)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked252745.2
1) Checked306954.8
TOTAL5596100.0
37) In the past 12 months, have you done any of the following? Donated money to a charitable organization (other than this congregation). (MN12SDM)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked239942.9
1) Checked319757.1
TOTAL5596100.0
38) In the past 12 months, have you done any of the following? Worked with others to try to solve a community problem. (MN12SCP)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked471984.3
1) Checked87715.7
TOTAL5596100.0
39) In the past 12 months, have you done any of the following? Contacted an elected official about a public issue. (MN12SEO)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked504290.1
1) Checked5549.9
TOTAL5596100.0
40) How satisfied are you with what is offered here for children and youth (less than 19 years of age)? (CHLDMIN)
TOTAL%
1) Very satisfied105820.1
2) Satisfied186535.5
3) Mixed feelings127324.2
4) Dissatisfied3466.6
5) Very dissatisfied1292.5
6) Not sure or not applicable58411.1
Missing341 
TOTAL5255100.0
41) Which best describes your involvement in the making of important decisions in this congregation? (DESINVLV)
TOTAL%
1) I have been given the opportunity and often participate in decision-making.121424.2
2) I have been given the opportunity and occasionally get involved in decision-making.121224.1
3) I have been given the opportunity but don't usually get involved in decision-making.106421.2
4) I have not been given an opportunity to be involved and this is fine with me.123124.5
5) I have not been given an opportunity to be involved and I am not happy about this.3016.0
Missing574 
TOTAL5022100.0
42) Do you have a strong sense of belonging to this congregation? (BELONG)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, a strong sense of belonging that is growing263850.3
2) Yes, a strong sense-about the same as last year114021.8
3) Yes, but perhaps not as strong as in the past5019.6
4) No, but I am new here.2204.2
5) No, and I wish I did by now.2274.3
6) No, but I am happy as I am.2554.9
7) Don't know/not applicable2605.0
Missing355 
TOTAL5241100.0
43) While you may value many different styles of music, which of the following do you prefer in congregational worship? Traditional hymns. (WRSHTH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked207737.1
1) Checked351962.9
TOTAL5596100.0
44) While you may value many different styles of music, which of the following do you prefer in congregational worship? Praise music or choruses. (WRSHPM)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked278949.8
1) Checked280750.2
TOTAL5596100.0
45) While you may value many different styles of music, which of the following do you prefer in congregational worship? Contemporary hymns. (WRSHCH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked470084.0
1) Checked89616.0
TOTAL5596100.0
46) While you may value many different styles of music, which of the following do you prefer in congregational worship? Other contemporary music or songs (not hymns). (WRSHOC)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked508390.8
1) Checked5139.2
TOTAL5596100.0
47) While you may value many different styles of music, which of the following do you prefer in congregational worship? Sung responsorial psalms. (WRSHRP)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked547297.8
1) Checked1242.2
TOTAL5596100.0
48) While you may value many different styles of music, which of the following do you prefer in congregational worship? Classical music or chorales. (WRSHCM)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked497088.8
1) Checked62611.2
TOTAL5596100.0
49) While you may value many different styles of music, which of the following do you prefer in congregational worship? Contemplative chants (Taize, Iona). (WRSHCC)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked558399.8
1) Checked130.2
TOTAL5596100.0
50) While you may value many different styles of music, which of the following do you prefer in congregational worship? Music or songs from a variety of cultures. (WRSHVC)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked516892.4
1) Checked4287.6
TOTAL5596100.0
51) While you may value many different styles of music, which of the following do you prefer in congregational worship? African-American gospel music. (WRSHAA)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked518292.6
1) Checked4147.4
TOTAL5596100.0
52) While you may value many different styles of music, which of the following do you prefer in congregational worship? No music or songs. (WRSHNM)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked558699.8
1) Checked100.2
TOTAL5596100.0
53) While you may value many different styles of music, which of the following do you prefer in congregational worship? Don't know. (WRSHDK)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked550398.3
1) Checked931.7
TOTAL5596100.0
54) To what extent do the worship services or activities of this congregation help you with everyday living? (WRSHHELP)
TOTAL%
1) A great extent236345.6
2) Some extent204739.5
3) A small extent61911.9
4) Not at all1512.9
Missing416 
TOTAL5180100.0
55) Which of the following aspects of this congregation do you personally most value? Wider community care or social justice emphasis. (VALUECC)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked516392.3
1) Checked4337.7
TOTAL5596100.0
56) Which of the following aspects of this congregation do you personally most value? Reaching those who do not attend church. (VALUERU)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked445179.5
1) Checked114520.5
TOTAL5596100.0
57) Which of the following aspects of this congregation do you personally most value? Traditional style of worship or music. (VALUETS)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked428476.6
1) Checked131223.4
TOTAL5596100.0
58) Which of the following aspects of this congregation do you personally most value? Contemporary style of worship or music. (VALUECS)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked502389.8
1) Checked57310.2
TOTAL5596100.0
59) Which of the following aspects of this congregation do you personally most value? Sharing in Holy Communion, Eucharist, Lord's Supper. (VALUEHC)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked465883.2
1) Checked93816.8
TOTAL5596100.0
60) Which of the following aspects of this congregation do you personally most value? Social activities or meeting new people. (VALUESA)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked471884.3
1) Checked87815.7
TOTAL5596100.0
61) Which of the following aspects of this congregation do you personally most value? Sermons, preaching, or homilies (VALUESP)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked362664.8
1) Checked197035.2
TOTAL5596100.0
62) Which of the following aspects of this congregation do you personally most value? Bible study or prayer groups, other discussion groups. (VALUEBS)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked429276.7
1) Checked130423.3
TOTAL5596100.0
63) Which of the following aspects of this congregation do you personally most value? Ministry for children or youth. (VALUEMY)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked476085.1
1) Checked83614.9
TOTAL5596100.0
64) Which of the following aspects of this congregation do you personally most value? Prayer ministry for one another. (VALUEPR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked473084.5
1) Checked86615.5
TOTAL5596100.0
65) Which of the following aspects of this congregation do you personally most value? Practical care for one another in times of need. (VALUECA)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked461382.4
1) Checked98317.6
TOTAL5596100.0
66) Which of the following aspects of this congregation do you personally most value? The congregation's school or pre-school. (VALUESC)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked521393.2
1) Checked3836.8
TOTAL5596100.0
67) Which of the following aspects of this congregation do you personally most value? Openness to social diversity. (VALUEOD)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked503990.0
1) Checked55710.0
TOTAL5596100.0
68) Which of the following aspects of this congregation do you personally most value? Adult church-school or Sabbath-school class. (VALUEAS)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked422675.5
1) Checked137024.5
TOTAL5596100.0
69) Do you have any close friends in this congregation? (FRIENDS)
TOTAL%
1) No, I have little contact with others from this congregation outside of activities here.4689.0
2) No, I have some friends in this congregation, but my closest friends are not involved here.59811.5
3) Yes, I have some close friends here as well as other close friends who are not part of this congregation,298257.1
4) Yes, most of my closest friends are part of this congregation.117322.5
Missing375 
TOTAL5221100.0
70) Before you started coming to this congregation, were you participating in another congregation? (OTHCONG)
TOTAL%
1) No, I've come here for most/all of my life.79315.9
2) No, before coming here I had not been attending any congregation for several years.57911.6
3) No, before coming here I had never regularly attended.2805.6
4) Yes, immediately prior to coming here, I was participating in another congregation.335067.0
Missing594 
TOTAL5002100.0
71) Before you started coming here, what type of congregation did you attend? (CONGTYPE)
TOTAL%
1) Assembly of God480.9
2) Baptist2845.5
3) Catholic2835.4
4) Episcopal270.5
5) Lutheran561.1
6) Methodist1292.5
7) Nazarene360.7
8) Non-denominational771.5
9) Pentecostal210.4
10) Presbyterian561.1
11) Seventh-Day Adventist341365.7
12) United Church of Christ210.4
13) Other (please specify)1573.0
14) I did not attend another congregation before coming here.58611.3
Missing402 
TOTAL5194100.0
72) Over the last two years, has there been any conflict in this congregation? (CONFLICT)
TOTAL%
1) No conflict that I am aware of215041.2
2) Some minor conflict180234.6
3) Major conflict2474.7
4) Major conflict, with leaders or people leaving2745.3
5) Don't know74214.2
Missing381 
TOTAL5215100.0
73) Have this congregation's leaders encouraged you to find and use your gifts and skills here? (ENCURAGE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, to a great extent162832.6
2) Yes, to some extent163832.8
3) Yes, to a small extent79916.0
4) Not at all51910.4
5) Don't know4078.2
Missing605 
TOTAL4991100.0
74) In what year were you born? 19__ (BORN)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL517852.7920
75) Are you (female or male): (GENDER)
TOTAL%
1) Female299458.6
2) Male211341.4
Missing489 
TOTAL5107100.0
76) What is your employment status? Employed full time, part time, or self-employed. (EMPLYMNT)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked250244.7
1) Checked309455.3
TOTAL5596100.0
77) What is your employment status? Unemployed. (EMPLYUE)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked542296.9
1) Checked1743.1
TOTAL5596100.0
78) What is your employment status? Retired. (EMPLYR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked451580.7
1) Checked108119.3
TOTAL5596100.0
79) What is your employment status? Full-time homemaker (EMPLYHM)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked514091.9
1) Checked4568.1
TOTAL5596100.0
80) What is your employment status? Student. (EMPLYST)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked484486.6
1) Checked75213.4
TOTAL5596100.0
81) What is your employment status? Other (please specify). (EMPLYOT)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked536795.9
1) Checked2294.1
TOTAL5596100.0
82) What is the highest educational level you have completed? (EDUC)
TOTAL%
1) No formal schooling310.6
2) Primary school through 8th grade (K-8)2364.5
3) Some high school4699.0
4) Completed high school173233.3
5) Trade certificate4037.7
6) Associate degree60411.6
7) Bachelor's degree from a university or college106920.5
8) Master's, Doctorate, or other graduate degree66212.7
Missing390 
TOTAL5206100.0
83) What is your present marital status? (MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Never married100819.3
2) In first marriage252448.3
3) Remarried after divorce67913.0
4) Remarried after death of spouse1402.7
5) Living in a committed relationship781.5
6) Separated761.5
7) Divorced3977.6
8) Widowed3276.3
Missing367 
TOTAL5229100.0
84) Do you have a spouse or partner who is also completing a survey here? (SPOUSE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes253150.0
2) No253050.0
Missing535 
TOTAL5061100.0
85) What is your race or origin? Asian or Pacific Islander. (RACEAPI)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked521293.1
1) Checked3846.9
TOTAL5596100.0
86) What is your race or origin? Black or African American. (RACEBL)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked509291.0
1) Checked5049.0
TOTAL5596100.0
87) What is your race or origin? Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish origin. (RACEHS)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked501389.6
1) Checked58310.4
TOTAL5596100.0
88) What is your race or origin? Indian (American) or Alaska Native. (RACEIN)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked548998.1
1) Checked1071.9
TOTAL5596100.0
89) What is your race or origin? White or Caucasian. (RACEWH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked193034.5
1) Checked366665.5
TOTAL5596100.0
90) What is your race or origin? Some other race (please specify)|Other. (RACEOT)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked542596.9
1) Checked1713.1
TOTAL5596100.0
91) Where were you born? (WHREBORN)
TOTAL%
1) In the United States414879.5
2) In another English-speaking country4428.5
3) In a non-English speaking country62612.0
Missing380 
TOTAL5216100.0
92) Is English your first language? (LANGUAGE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes377483.2
2) No76316.8
Missing1059 
TOTAL4537100.0
93) Which statement best describes the people who currently live in your household? (HOUSE)
TOTAL%
1) I live alone.70013.7
2) A couple without children147028.8
3) One adult with child/children3116.1
4) Two or more adults with child/children198538.9
5) Some adults living in the same household64212.6
Missing488 
TOTAL5108100.0
94) About how much do you give financially to this congregation? (GIVE)
TOTAL%
1) I give 10% or more of net income regularly.358370.4
2) I give about 5% to 9% of net income regularly.3567.0
3) I give less than 5% of net income regularly.2665.2
4) I give a small amount whenever I am here.57411.3
5) I do not contribute financially here.3146.2
Missing503 
TOTAL5093100.0
95) Which of the following describes your total annual household income before taxes? (INCOME)
TOTAL%
1) Less than $10,00072615.3
2) $10,000 to $24,99997420.5
3) $25,000 to $49,999129327.3
4) $50,000 to $74,99986318.2
5) $75,000 to $99,9994038.5
6) $100,000 or more48210.2
Missing855 
TOTAL4741100.0
96) How many children of any age do you have, whether they live at home or elsewhere? (CHILD)
TOTAL%
0) None116221.0
1) 159310.7
2) 2136724.7
3) 385115.4
4) 44307.8
5) 52043.7
6) 6801.4
7) 7551.0
8) 8290.5
9) 9130.2
10) 10110.2
11) 1140.1
12) 1210.0
13) 1310.0
20) 2020.0
21) 2120.0
22) 2210.0
38) 3810.0
42) 4210.0
43) 4310.0
52) 5210.0
60) 6010.0
62) 6210.0
63) 6320.0
64) 6410.0
72) 7210.0
73) 7310.0
74) 7410.0
87) 8710.0
90) 9010.0
93) 9310.0
99) 9972013.0
Missing55 
TOTAL5541100.0
97) Do you have any children living at home? (CHILDHO)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked329258.8
1) None at home230441.2
TOTAL5596100.0
98) Please provide the age of your eldest child living at home. (CHILDEL)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL54395.0019
99) Please provide the age of your second oldest child living at home. (CHILD2)
TOTAL%
0) 420377.7
1) 561.0
2) 430.8
3) 370.7
4) 430.8
5) 581.1
6) 751.4
7) 591.1
8) 571.1
9) 671.2
10) 500.9
11) 941.7
12) 641.2
13) 801.5
14) 651.2
15) 601.1
16) 581.1
17) 541.0
18) 310.6
19) 320.6
20) 290.5
21) 190.4
22) 90.2
23) 120.2
24) 80.1
25) 50.1
26) 40.1
27) 40.1
28) 10.0
29) 20.0
30) 50.1
32) 30.1
34) 30.1
35) 10.0
36) 10.0
38) 10.0
41) 10.0
42) 10.0
45) 10.0
46) 20.0
47) 10.0
48) 30.1
52) 10.0
53) 10.0
62) 10.0
65) 20.0
69) 10.0
83) 10.0
95) 10.0
Missing186 
TOTAL5410100.0
100) Please provide the age of your third oldest child living at home. (CHILD3)
TOTAL%
0) 487390.9
1) 310.6
2) 140.3
3) 220.4
4) 370.7
5) 210.4
6) 260.5
7) 270.5
8) 210.4
9) 380.7
10) 290.5
11) 300.6
12) 280.5
13) 330.6
14) 270.5
15) 220.4
16) 170.3
17) 80.1
18) 60.1
19) 60.1
20) 50.1
21) 70.1
22) 40.1
23) 20.0
24) 40.1
25) 30.1
26) 10.0
27) 20.0
28) 10.0
29) 20.0
31) 10.0
32) 10.0
34) 10.0
35) 10.0
36) 20.0
37) 20.0
42) 10.0
44) 10.0
47) 10.0
51) 10.0
54) 10.0
65) 20.0
89) 10.0
Missing233 
TOTAL5363100.0
101) Please provide the age of your forth oldest child living at home. (CHILD4)
TOTAL%
0) 518097.0
1) 180.3
2) 110.2
3) 80.1
4) 60.1
5) 160.3
6) 100.2
7) 140.3
8) 120.2
10) 70.1
11) 110.2
12) 50.1
13) 90.2
14) 50.1
15) 50.1
16) 10.0
17) 30.1
18) 10.0
20) 20.0
21) 10.0
22) 20.0
23) 20.0
24) 10.0
25) 20.0
27) 10.0
34) 20.0
41) 10.0
42) 10.0
43) 10.0
50) 10.0
Missing257 
TOTAL5339100.0
102) Of your children who live at home, which ones participate at this or another congregation? Eldest child. (CHLDPRT1)
TOTAL%
1) Participate here133174.1
2) Participate elsewhere19811.0
3) No26814.9
Missing3799 
TOTAL1797100.0
103) Of your children who live at home, which ones participate at this or another congregation? Child number 2. (CHLDPRT2)
TOTAL%
1) Participate here99581.8
2) Participate elsewhere1099.0
3) No1139.3
Missing4379 
TOTAL1217100.0
104) Of your children who live at home, which ones participate at this or another congregation? Child number 3. (CHLDPRT3)
TOTAL%
1) Participate here39976.1
2) Participate elsewhere5610.7
3) No6913.2
Missing5072 
TOTAL524100.0
105) Of your children who live at home, which ones participate at this or another congregation? Child number 4. (CHLDPRT4)
TOTAL%
1) Participate here11167.7
2) Participate elsewhere1710.4
3) No3622.0
Missing5432 
TOTAL164100.0
106) How long does it take you to get here? (DISTANC)
TOTAL%
1) 1-5 minutes106820.6
2) 6-10 minutes108120.8
3) 11-15 minutes98619.0
4) 16-20 minutes83216.0
5) 21-30 minutes69713.4
6) More than 30 minutes52410.1
Missing408 
TOTAL5188100.0
107) 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 more155130.4
2) About the same participation228244.8
3) Participate less84016.5
4) Not applicable (been coming less than 2 years)4268.4
Missing497 
TOTAL5099100.0
108) Do you identify with any of the following approaches to faith? (Mark up to two options.) - Catholic (INDNCATH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked25692.8
1) Checked207.2
Missing5320 
TOTAL276100.0
109) Do you identify with any of the following approaches to faith? (Mark up to two options.) - Evangelical (INDNEVNG)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked22280.4
1) Checked5419.6
Missing5320 
TOTAL276100.0
110) Do you identify with any of the following approaches to faith? (Mark up to two options.) - Reformed (INDNREFM)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked27198.2
1) Checked51.8
Missing5320 
TOTAL276100.0
111) Do you identify with any of the following approaches to faith? (Mark up to two options.) - Charismatic (INDNCHAR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked27499.3
1) Checked20.7
Missing5320 
TOTAL276100.0
112) Do you identify with any of the following approaches to faith? (Mark up to two options.) - Pentecostal (INDNPENT)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked26897.1
1) Checked82.9
Missing5320 
TOTAL276100.0
113) Do you identify with any of the following approaches to faith? (Mark up to two options.) - Fundamentalist (INDNFUND)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked24689.1
1) Checked3010.9
Missing5320 
TOTAL276100.0
114) Do you identify with any of the following approaches to faith? (Mark up to two options.) - Traditionalist (INDNTRAD)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked25391.7
1) Checked238.3
Missing5320 
TOTAL276100.0
115) Do you identify with any of the following approaches to faith? (Mark up to two options.) - Moderate (INDNMOD)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked26696.4
1) Checked103.6
Missing5320 
TOTAL276100.0
116) Do you identify with any of the following approaches to faith? (Mark up to two options.) - Liberal (INDNLIB)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked26897.1
1) Checked82.9
Missing5320 
TOTAL276100.0
117) Do you identify with any of the following approaches to faith? (Mark up to two options.) - New Age (INDNNA)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked27499.3
1) Checked20.7
Missing5320 
TOTAL276100.0
118) 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 checked18466.7
1) Checked9233.3
Missing5320 
TOTAL276100.0
119) Do you agree or disagree: "This congregation is strongly focused on serving the wider community beyond the congregation"? (SRVCOMM)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree136926.8
2) Agree218842.9
3) Neutral or unsure106520.9
4) Disagree4027.9
5) Strongly disagree821.6
Missing490 
TOTAL5106100.0
120) How often do you experience the following during worship services at this congregation? A sense of God's presence. (WRSHP1)
TOTAL%
1) Always212243.2
2) Usually184837.6
3) Sometimes80916.5
4) Rarely1302.6
Missing687 
TOTAL4909100.0
121) How often do you experience the following during worship services at this congregation? Inspiration. (WRSHP2)
TOTAL%
1) Always124827.1
2) Usually217147.2
3) Sometimes103722.5
4) Rarely1443.1
Missing996 
TOTAL4600100.0
122) How often do you experience the following during worship services at this congregation? Boredom. (WRSHP3)
TOTAL%
1) Always641.5
2) Usually2957.0
3) Sometimes163038.5
4) Rarely224753.0
Missing1360 
TOTAL4236100.0
123) How often do you experience the following during worship services at this congregation? Awe or mystery. (WRSHP4)
TOTAL%
1) Always2325.7
2) Usually65116.1
3) Sometimes177944.0
4) Rarely137734.1
Missing1557 
TOTAL4039100.0
124) How often do you experience the following during worship services at this congregation? Joy. (WRSHP5)
TOTAL%
1) Always133729.7
2) Usually206445.8
3) Sometimes94320.9
4) Rarely1583.5
Missing1094 
TOTAL4502100.0
125) How often do you experience the following during worship services at this congregation? Frustration. (WRSHP6)
TOTAL%
1) Always561.3
2) Usually1844.4
3) Sometimes127230.2
4) Rarely270364.1
Missing1381 
TOTAL4215100.0
126) How often do you experience the following during worship services at this congregation? Spontaneity. (WRSHP7)
TOTAL%
1) Always2596.3
2) Usually80819.5
3) Sometimes201048.6
4) Rarely106125.6
Missing1458 
TOTAL4138100.0
127) How often do you experience the following during worship services at this congregation? A sense of fulfilling my obligation. (WRSHP8)
TOTAL%
1) Always70716.4
2) Usually177341.1
3) Sometimes125529.1
4) Rarely57713.4
Missing1284 
TOTAL4312100.0
128) 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.70114.5
2) There are ideas but no clear vision, goals, or direction.91418.9
3) Yes, and I am strongly committed to them.184838.3
4) Yes, and I am partly committed to them.105721.9
5) Yes, but I am not committed to them.3056.3
Missing771 
TOTAL4825100.0
129) Do you agree or disagree: "I have a sense of excitement about our congregation's future"? (EXCTFUT)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree137827.3
2) Agree214442.5
3) Neutral or unsure127725.3
4) Disagree2044.0
5) Strongly disagree470.9
Missing546 
TOTAL5050100.0
130) 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.3777.6
2) We are faithfully maintaining past directions.74915.2
3) We are currently deciding on new directions.93819.0
4) We are currently moving in new directions.131526.6
5) We need to rethink where we are heading.58111.8
6) Our future is very unclear or doubtful.1232.5
7) Don't know85917.4
Missing654 
TOTAL4942100.0
131) Do you agree or disagree: "This congregation is always ready to try something new"? (CONGNEW)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree4238.5
2) Agree186637.4
3) Neutral or unsure179436.0
4) Disagree76115.3
5) Strongly disagree1462.9
Missing606 
TOTAL4990100.0
132) 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 extent220444.0
2) Some extent157131.4
3) A small extent3156.3
4) Not at all711.4
5) Don't know78915.8
6) There is currently no leader here.571.1
Missing589 
TOTAL5007100.0
133) 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 charge82916.7
2) Leadership that inspires people to take action209242.2
3) Leadership that acts on goals that people here have been involved in setting90818.3
4) Leadership where the people start most things2825.7
5) There is currently no leader here1503.0
6) Don't know69714.1
Missing638 
TOTAL4958100.0
134) 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 checked291252.0
1) Checked268448.0
TOTAL5596100.0
135) 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 checked331059.1
1) Checked228640.9
TOTAL5596100.0
136) 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 checked457181.7
1) Checked102518.3
TOTAL5596100.0
137) 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 checked475184.9
1) Checked84515.1
TOTAL5596100.0
138) 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 checked473184.5
1) Checked86515.5
TOTAL5596100.0
139) 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 checked356163.6
1) Checked203536.4
TOTAL5596100.0
140) 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 checked550698.4
1) Checked901.6
TOTAL5596100.0
141) 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 checked457781.8
1) Checked101918.2
TOTAL5596100.0
142) 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 checked417674.6
1) Checked142025.4
TOTAL5596100.0
143) 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 checked515392.1
1) Checked4437.9
TOTAL5596100.0
144) 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 agree176935.4
2) Agree199239.9
3) Neutral or unsure89317.9
4) Disagree1763.5
5) Strongly disagree591.2
6) There is currently no leader here1062.1
Missing601 
TOTAL4995100.0
145) Unique ID put in by scanning company. Can be used to merge data for an attender to the back page data. (SUSPENSE)
146) Unique ID put in by scanning company. Can be used to merge data for an attender to the back page data. (BATCHTRA)
147) Unique id number to aggregate data by congregation. Cases starting with an S are Seventh-Day Adventist. (CONGREGA)
148) Sample denomination (SAMP)
TOTAL%
8) Seventh-Day Adventist5596100.0
TOTAL5596100.0
149) Form (FORM)
TOTAL%
1) A991.8
3) AS1773.2
4) D532095.1
TOTAL5596100.0
150) Year of birth of respondent (YEAR)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL51781952.7920
151) Age of respondent (AGE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL512448.58519
152) In the past 12 months, have you done any of the following? Did not do anything. (MT12NO)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked28318.8
1) Checked122281.2
Missing4091 
TOTAL1505100.0
153) New persons attending the church in past 5 years or less (NEWATT)
TOTAL%
1) First Time – Newcomer1457.6
2) Returnee26413.9
3) Switcher28214.8
4) Transfer121363.7
Missing3692 
TOTAL1904100.0
154) Satellite TV Networks: ACN (STVNACN)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked473188.9
1) Checked58911.1
Missing276 
TOTAL5320100.0
155) Satellite TV Networks: AGCN (STVAGCN)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked524298.5
1) Checked781.5
Missing276 
TOTAL5320100.0
156) Satellite TV Networks: 3ABN (STV3ABN)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked222341.8
1) Checked309758.2
Missing276 
TOTAL5320100.0
157) Satellite TV Networks: LLBN (STVLLBN)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked526799.0
1) Checked531.0
Missing276 
TOTAL5320100.0
158) Satellite TV Networks: SAFE (STVSAFE)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked494392.9
1) Checked3777.1
Missing276 
TOTAL5320100.0
159) Satellite TV Networks: Blue Mtn TV (STVBMTV)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked522398.2
1) Checked971.8
Missing276 
TOTAL5320100.0
160) I-GENDER: Are you (female or male): (for use with online analysis) (I-GENDER)
TOTAL%
1) Female299458.6
2) Male211341.4
Missing489 
TOTAL5107100.0
161) 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 $10,00072615.3
2) $10,000 to $24,99997420.5
3) $25,000 to $49,999129327.3
4) $50,000 to $74,99986318.2
5) $75,000 to $99,9994038.5
6) $100,000 or more48210.2
Missing855 
TOTAL4741100.0
162) I-EDUC: What is the highest educational level you have completed? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-EDUC)
TOTAL%
1) Less than high school73614.1
4) Completed high school173233.3
5) Trade certificate/Associate degree100719.3
7) Bachelor's degree from a university or college106920.5
8) Master's, Doctorate, or other graduate degree66212.7
Missing390 
TOTAL5206100.0
163) I-MARITAL: What is your present marital status? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Never married100819.3
2) Married334363.9
5) Living in a committed relationship781.5
6) Separated/Divorced4739.0
8) Widowed3276.3
Missing367 
TOTAL5229100.0
164) I-AGE: Age of respondent (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-AGE)
TOTAL%
1) Less than 2575314.7
2) 25-44141327.6
3) 45-54100519.6
4) 55-6479515.5
5) 65+115822.6
Missing472 
TOTAL5124100.0