Vineyard Christian Fellowship Study, 1988

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All frequencies are raw numbers (no weights used).
1) Church location (LOCAT)
TOTAL%
0) Anaheim, CA18818.6
1) Everett, WA16516.4
2) Renton, WA242.4
3) Federal Way, WA191.9
4) Mountain, WA616.0
5) Woodinville, WA282.8
6) Thousand Oaks, CA505.0
7) Huntington Beach, CA19419.2
8) Diamond Bar, CA313.1
9) Glendale, CA404.0
10) South Coast, CA353.5
11) Camarillo, CA343.4
12) Claremont, CA737.2
13) Saugus, CA676.6
TOTAL1009100.0
2) How many years have you been attending this Vineyard fellowship? (Include all time spent with your current pastor regardless of whether or not you began under the name Vineyard). (YRATTND)
TOTAL%
1) 1 or less years33633.6
2) 2 years22422.4
3) 3 years19319.3
4) 4 years767.6
5) 5 or more years17017.0
Missing10 
TOTAL999100.0
3) Most of us have a religious or denominational affiliation we grew up with. By that we mean that most people are able to say, "I was brought up Catholic" or "I am Presbyterian", etc. Do you have (or have you ever had) a religious or denominational affiliation? (RELIG)
TOTAL%
1) Yes86586.7
2) No13313.3
Missing11 
TOTAL998100.0
4) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE OR WHO HAVE EVER HAD A RELIGIOUS OR DENOMINATIONAL AFFILIATION: What is/was it? (For example, if Baptist, which Baptist denomination; if Lutheran, which Lutheran synod, etc.) (RELIGAFF)
TOTAL%
1) American Baptist202.3
2) National Baptist10.1
3) Southern Baptist - conservative Baptist - fundamentalist Baptist455.2
4) Baptist (not specified which)475.5
5) United Methodist202.3
6) Methodist (not specified which)515.9
7) American Lutheran313.6
8) Lutheran Church in America40.5
9) Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod242.8
10) Lutheran (not specified which)333.8
11) Presbyterian778.9
12) Episcopal384.4
13) Assembly of God252.9
14) Christian Church/Disciples of Christ121.4
15) Church of Christ111.3
16) Church of God (Anderson, Indiana)40.5
17) Church of God (Cleveland, Tenn)10.1
18) Church of God (not specified which)10.1
19) Congregationalist111.3
20) Evangelical Free20.2
21) Four Square20.2
22) Friends/Quaker40.5
24) Nazarene101.2
25) Pentecostal/Full Gospel131.5
26) Seventh-day Adventist30.3
27) United Church of Christ30.3
30) Other Calvary Chapel10.1
35) Vineyard10.1
37) Yorba Linda Friends20.2
38) Conservative (more than one specified)111.3
39) Liberal Mainline (more than one specified)182.1
40) Moderate Mainline (mixed backgrounds)91.0
41) Other (conservative)161.9
42) Other (liberal)20.2
43) Other (unknown) "Christian"101.2
44) Interdenominational/Non-denominational/Independent (sounds conservative)70.8
45) Interdenominational/Non-denominational/Independent (unknown)101.2
46) Catholic24328.2
47) Mormon111.3
48) Jewish80.9
49) Other (non-Christian)20.2
50) Jewish Christian40.5
54) Independent Charismatic10.1
55) CMA Christian & Missionary Alliance121.4
Missing148 
TOTAL861100.0
5) While you were growing up, how often would you say you attended church services? (YOUTH)
TOTAL%
1) Never353.5
2) Less than once a year606.0
3) About once a year515.1
4) Several times a year10410.4
5) About once a month444.4
6) Nearly every week20420.4
7) 2-3 times a month969.6
8) Every week25025.0
9) More than once a week15715.7
Missing8 
TOTAL1001100.0
6) Would you say you have been born again or have had a born again experience - that is, a turning point in your life where you committed yourself to Jesus Christ? (BORNAGN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, I'm sure I have94394.4
2) Yes, I think I have373.7
3) No, I don't think I have101.0
4) No, I'm sure I have not90.9
Missing10 
TOTAL999100.0
7) Could you tell us approximately in what year you became a Christian? 19__ (YEARXIAN)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL97572.82511
8) Did your conversion to Christianity result from association with Vineyard members? (ASSCNVT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes989.8
2) No90090.2
Missing11 
TOTAL998100.0
9) What was the first church you attended regularly after becoming a Christian? (AFFCNVT)
TOTAL%
1) American Baptist171.7
2) National Baptist10.1
3) Southern Baptist - conservative Baptist - fundamentalist Baptist464.7
4) Baptist (not specified which)646.5
5) United Methodist90.9
6) Methodist (not specified which)212.1
7) American Lutheran202.0
9) Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod111.1
10) Lutheran (not specified which)242.4
11) Presbyterian495.0
12) Episcopal131.3
13) Assembly of God585.9
14) Christian Church/Disciples of Christ141.4
15) Church of Christ161.6
16) Church of God (Anderson, Indiana)60.6
17) Church of God (Cleveland, Tenn)10.1
18) Church of God (not specified which)50.5
19) Congregationalist70.7
20) Evangelical Free80.8
21) Four Square343.5
22) Friends/Quaker80.8
24) Nazarene151.5
25) Pentecostal/Full Gospel171.7
26) Seventh-day Adventist20.2
28) Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa525.3
29) Calvary Chapel Yorba Linda60.6
30) Other Calvary Chapel484.9
31) Crystal Cathedral40.4
32) Eagles Nest20.2
33) Melodyland181.8
35) Vineyard10811.0
37) Yorba Linda Friends70.7
38) Conservative (more than one specified)10.1
39) Liberal Mainline (more than one specified)10.1
40) Moderate Mainline (mixed backgrounds)20.2
41) Other (conservative)262.6
43) Other (unknown) "Christian"111.1
44) Interdenominational/Non-denominational/Independent (sounds conservative)777.8
45) Interdenominational/Non-denominational/Independent (unknown)727.3
46) Catholic454.6
47) Mormon30.3
50) Jewish Christian10.1
51) Catholic Charismatic40.4
52) Calvary Community20.2
53) Calvary Northshore30.3
54) Independent Charismatic50.5
55) CMA Christian & Missionary Alliance151.5
56) Overlake Christian Center60.6
Missing24 
TOTAL985100.0
10) Just before coming to The Vineyard Christian Fellowship, what was the last non-Vineyard church you attended regularly? (That is, prior to involvement in your current fellowship.) -- Specific church/denomination (PREVCHUR)
TOTAL%
1) American Baptist80.9
3) Southern Baptist - conservative Baptist - fundamentalist Baptist252.7
4) Baptist (not specified which)444.7
5) United Methodist101.1
6) Methodist (not specified which)192.0
7) American Lutheran222.3
9) Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod50.5
10) Lutheran (not specified which)151.6
11) Presbyterian424.5
12) Episcopal131.4
13) Assembly of God535.7
14) Christian Church/Disciples of Christ30.3
15) Church of Christ80.9
16) Church of God (Anderson, Indiana)70.7
17) Church of God (Cleveland, Tenn)20.2
18) Church of God (not specified which)30.3
19) Congregationalist40.4
20) Evangelical Free171.8
21) Four Square616.5
22) Friends/Quaker101.1
24) Nazarene70.7
25) Pentecostal/Full Gospel171.8
26) Seventh-day Adventist40.4
28) Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa636.7
29) Calvary Chapel Yorba Linda10.1
30) Other Calvary Chapel758.0
31) Crystal Cathedral50.5
32) Eagles Nest91.0
33) Melodyland121.3
34) Newport Mesa Christian Center60.6
35) Vineyard80.9
36) Whittier Christian10.1
37) Yorba Linda Friends40.4
38) Conservative (more than one specified)10.1
39) Liberal Mainline (more than one specified)10.1
41) Other (conservative)91.0
43) Other (unknown) "Christian"30.3
44) Interdenominational/Non-denominational/Independent (sounds conservative)14215.2
45) Interdenominational/Non-denominational/Independent (unknown)778.2
46) Catholic606.4
47) Mormon60.6
50) Jewish Christian10.1
51) Catholic Charismatic20.2
52) Calvary Community60.6
53) Calvary Northshore10.1
54) Independent Charismatic60.6
55) CMA Christian & Missionary Alliance192.0
56) Overlake Christian Center141.5
57) Northwest Christian Center60.6
Missing72 
TOTAL937100.0
11) Just before coming to The Vineyard Christian Fellowship, what was the last non-Vineyard church you attended regularly? (That is, prior to your involvement in your current fellowship.) -- Location of this church (LOCALE)
TOTAL%
1) Local51455.4
2) Area - close enough to drive25827.8
3) State404.3
4) West566.0
5) Other606.5
Missing81 
TOTAL928100.0
12) Just before coming to The Vineyard Christian Fellowship, what was the last non-Vineyard church you attended regularly? (That is, prior to your involvement in your current fellowship.) -- During approximately what year did you start attending this church? 19__ (YRSTART)
TOTAL%
35) 10.1
38) 20.2
39) 10.1
41) 10.1
46) 10.1
48) 20.2
49) 10.1
50) 20.2
51) 10.1
53) 20.2
54) 20.2
55) 30.3
56) 20.2
57) 40.4
58) 30.3
59) 20.2
60) 80.9
61) 30.3
62) 161.7
63) 70.8
64) 91.0
65) 101.1
67) 80.9
68) 101.1
69) 141.5
70) 192.1
71) 101.1
72) 232.5
73) 161.7
74) 272.9
75) 495.3
76) 394.2
77) 485.2
78) 535.7
79) 545.8
80) 828.9
81) 586.3
82) 768.2
83) 707.6
84) 798.5
85) 677.2
86) 363.9
87) 50.5
Missing83 
TOTAL926100.0
13) Just before coming to The Vineyard Christian Fellowship, what was the last non-Vineyard church you attended regularly? (That is, prior to your involvement in your current fellowship.) -- During approximately what year did you finish attending this church? 19__ (YREND)
TOTAL%
43) 10.1
47) 10.1
52) 20.2
58) 10.1
59) 10.1
61) 10.1
62) 10.1
63) 10.1
64) 10.1
65) 30.3
66) 20.2
67) 20.2
68) 10.1
69) 40.4
70) 40.4
71) 20.2
72) 20.2
73) 40.4
74) 10.1
75) 50.5
76) 101.1
77) 171.8
78) 272.9
79) 374.0
80) 444.7
81) 444.7
82) 737.9
83) 667.1
84) 13014.0
85) 16617.9
86) 13814.9
87) 12313.3
88) 121.3
Missing82 
TOTAL927100.0
14) Please check here if you have never attended another church regularly. (NEVATTND)
TOTAL%
1) Checked696.9
2) Not checked93893.1
Missing2 
TOTAL1007100.0
15) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE ATTENDED ANOTHER CHURCH REGULARLY: We need to understand your opinions of how the members of your previous church (the last church you attended regularly before the vineyard, as specified in q-8), approached their faith, beliefs, and church life. For each of the following pairs of statements (pair a, pair b, etc.), please indicate whether you agree more with the statement on the left or the statement on the right. For each pair of statements, circle the number you feel best represents your feelings in completing the statement: compared to church-goers in general, members of my previous church -- seemed willing to sacrifice everything for Christ . . . seemed reluctant to make sacrifices for their beliefs (PREVSAC)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree with the statement on the left15817.5
2) Somewhat agree with the statement on the left35339.2
3) Unsure14916.5
4) Somewhat agree with the statement on the right18921.0
5) Completely agree with the statement on the right525.8
Missing108 
TOTAL901100.0
16) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE ATTENDED ANOTHER CHURCH REGULARLY: We need to understand your opinions of how the members of your previous church (the last church you attended regularly before the vineyard, as specified in q-8), approached their faith, beliefs, and church life. For each of the following pairs of statements (pair a, pair b, etc.), please indicate whether you agree more with the statement on the left or the statement on the right. For each pair of statements, circle the number you feel best represents your feelings in completing the statement: compared to church goers in general, members of my previous church -- seemed willing to follow church leaders without question . . . seemed reluctant to accept the instruction of the leaders (PREVLEAD)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree with the statement on the left22825.5
2) Somewhat agree with the statement on the left38743.2
3) Unsure15717.5
4) Somewhat agree with the statement on the right9710.8
5) Completely agree with the statement on the right262.9
Missing114 
TOTAL895100.0
17) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE ATTENDED ANOTHER CHURCH REGULARLY: We need to understand your opinions of how the members of your previous church (the last church you attended regularly before the vineyard, as specified in q-8), approached their faith, beliefs, and church life. For each of the following pairs of statements (pair a, pair b, etc.), please indicate whether you agree more with the statement on the left or the statement on the right. For each pair of statements, circle the number you feel best represents your feelings in completing the statement: compared to church-goers in general, members of my previous church -- seemed driven by the desire to win others to Christ . . . seemed reluctant to share their beliefs with non-Christians (PREVWIT)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree with the statement on the left20322.7
2) Somewhat agree with the statement on the left28932.3
3) Unsure13915.5
4) Somewhat agree with the statement on the right18220.3
5) Completely agree with the statement on the right829.2
Missing114 
TOTAL895100.0
18) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE ATTENDED ANOTHER CHURCH REGULARLY: We need to understand your opinions of how the members of your previous church (the last church you attended regularly before the vineyard, as specified in q-8), approached their faith, beliefs, and church life. For each of the following pairs of statements (pair a, pair b, etc.), please indicate whether you agree more with the statement on the left or the statement on the right. For each pair of statements, circle the number you feel best represents your feelings in completing the statement: compared to church-goers in general, members of my previous church -- seemed to feel their religious beliefs are "the truth" and all others are in error . . . seemed to feel that all religious insights are incomplete and no one religion has all of "the truth" (PREVTRTH)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree with the statement on the left32536.4
2) Somewhat agree with the statement on the left29432.9
3) Unsure14215.9
4) Somewhat agree with the statement on the right10011.2
5) Completely agree with the statement on the right323.6
Missing116 
TOTAL893100.0
19) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE ATTENDED ANOTHER CHURCH REGULARLY: We need to understand your opinions of how the members of your previous church (the last church you attended regularly before the vineyard, as specified in q-8), approached their faith, beliefs, and church life. For each of the following pairs of statements (pair a, pair b, etc.), please indicate whether you agree more with the statement on the left or the statement on the right. For each pair of statements, circle the number you feel best represents your feelings in completing the statement: compared to church-goers in general, members of my previous church -- seemed willing to confront fellow Christians not living in a Christ-like manner . . . seemed to assume it is none of their business how fellow Christians live their lives (PREVCNFT)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree with the statement on the left21523.9
2) Somewhat agree with the statement on the left29733.1
3) Unsure15717.5
4) Somewhat agree with the statement on the right14315.9
5) Completely agree with the statement on the right869.6
Missing111 
TOTAL898100.0
20) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE ATTENDED ANOTHER CHURCH REGULARLY: We need to understand your opinions of how the members of your previous church (the last church you attended regularly before the vineyard, as specified in q-8), approached their faith, beliefs, and church life. For each of the following pairs of statements (pair a, pair b, etc.), please indicate whether you agree more with the statement on the left or the statement on the right. For each pair of statements, circle the number you feel best represents your feelings in completing the statement: compared to church-goers in general, members of my previous church -- seemed annoyed by people with religious views different from their own . . . seemed to appreciate the religious views of people who believe differently than they do (PREVOPEN)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree with the statement on the left16518.6
2) Somewhat agree with the statement on the left25628.8
3) Unsure25128.2
4) Somewhat agree with the statement on the right17019.1
5) Completely agree with the statement on the right475.3
Missing120 
TOTAL889100.0
21) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE ATTENDED ANOTHER CHURCH REGULARLY: In this question we would like you to compare The Vineyard to the last church you attended regularly (as specified in Q-8). For each of the following aspects of church life, please indicate whether it is emphasized more by the vineyard, emphasized an equal amount by both churches, emphasized more by your previous church, or not emphasized by either church -- Personal Bible study (EMBIBLE)
TOTAL%
1) Emphasized more by Vineyard20322.3
2) Emphasized equally by both42546.8
3) Emphasized more by previous church26729.4
4) Not emphasized by either141.5
Missing100 
TOTAL909100.0
22) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE ATTENDED ANOTHER CHURCH REGULARLY: In this question we would like you to compare The Vineyard to the last church you attended regularly (as specified in Q-8). For each of the following aspects of church life, please indicate whether it is emphasized more by the vineyard, emphasized an equal amount by both churches, emphasized more by your previous church, or not emphasized by either church -- Personal prayer life (EMPRAY)
TOTAL%
1) Emphasized more by Vineyard39343.1
2) Emphasized equally by both45249.6
3) Emphasized more by previous church636.9
4) Not emphasized by either30.3
Missing98 
TOTAL911100.0
23) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE ATTENDED ANOTHER CHURCH REGULARLY: In this question we would like you to compare The Vineyard to the last church you attended regularly (as specified in Q-8). For each of the following aspects of church life, please indicate whether it is emphasized more by the vineyard, emphasized an equal amount by both churches, emphasized more by your previous church, or not emphasized by either church -- Winning others to Christ (EMWITNES)
TOTAL%
1) Emphasized more by Vineyard29432.5
2) Emphasized equally by both43047.6
3) Emphasized more by previous church16718.5
4) Not emphasized by either131.4
Missing105 
TOTAL904100.0
24) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE ATTENDED ANOTHER CHURCH REGULARLY: In this question we would like you to compare The Vineyard to the last church you attended regularly (as specified in Q-8). For each of the following aspects of church life, please indicate whether it is emphasized more by the vineyard, emphasized an equal amount by both churches, emphasized more by your previous church, or not emphasized by either church -- Giving financially to the church (EMDOLLAR)
TOTAL%
1) Emphasized more by Vineyard869.5
2) Emphasized equally by both40144.4
3) Emphasized more by previous church36139.9
4) Not emphasized by either566.2
Missing105 
TOTAL904100.0
25) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE ATTENDED ANOTHER CHURCH REGULARLY: In this question we would like you to compare The Vineyard to the last church you attended regularly (as specified in Q-8). For each of the following aspects of church life, please indicate whether it is emphasized more by the vineyard, emphasized an equal amount by both churches, emphasized more by your previous church, or not emphasized by either church -- Gifts of the Holy Spirit (EMHOLYSP)
TOTAL%
1) Emphasized more by Vineyard63870.3
2) Emphasized equally by both20522.6
3) Emphasized more by previous church616.7
4) Not emphasized by either40.4
Missing101 
TOTAL908100.0
26) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE ATTENDED ANOTHER CHURCH REGULARLY: In this question we would like you to compare The Vineyard to the last church you attended regularly (as specified in Q-8). For each of the following aspects of church life, please indicate whether it is emphasized more by the vineyard, emphasized an equal amount by both churches, emphasized more by your previous church, or not emphasized by either church -- Giving up close relationships with non-Christians (EMAVOID)
TOTAL%
1) Emphasized more by Vineyard647.2
2) Emphasized equally by both10611.9
3) Emphasized more by previous church18520.7
4) Not emphasized by either53760.2
Missing117 
TOTAL892100.0
27) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE ATTENDED ANOTHER CHURCH REGULARLY: In this question we would like you to compare The Vineyard to the last church you attended regularly (as specified in Q-8). For each of the following aspects of church life, please indicate whether it is emphasized more by the vineyard, emphasized an equal amount by both churches, emphasized more by your previous church, or not emphasized by either church -- Christianity as the only way to heaven (EMEXCLUS)
TOTAL%
1) Emphasized more by Vineyard839.2
2) Emphasized equally by both76284.9
3) Emphasized more by previous church394.3
4) Not emphasized by either141.6
Missing111 
TOTAL898100.0
28) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE ATTENDED ANOTHER CHURCH REGULARLY: In this question we would like you to compare The Vineyard to the last church you attended regularly (as specified in Q-8). For each of the following aspects of church life, please indicate whether it is emphasized more by the vineyard, emphasized an equal amount by both churches, emphasized more by your previous church, or not emphasized by either church -- Looking after the spiritual well being of other Christians (EMOTHERS)
TOTAL%
1) Emphasized more by Vineyard48253.2
2) Emphasized equally by both37140.9
3) Emphasized more by previous church414.5
4) Not emphasized by either121.3
Missing103 
TOTAL906100.0
29) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE ATTENDED ANOTHER CHURCH REGULARLY: In this question we would like you to compare The Vineyard to the last church you attended regularly (as specified in Q-8). For each of the following aspects of church life, please indicate whether it is emphasized more by the vineyard, emphasized an equal amount by both churches, emphasized more by your previous church, or not emphasized by either church -- Christian fellowship (EMFELLOW)
TOTAL%
1) Emphasized more by Vineyard42947.4
2) Emphasized equally by both43648.1
3) Emphasized more by previous church404.4
4) Not emphasized by either10.1
Missing103 
TOTAL906100.0
30) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE ATTENDED ANOTHER CHURCH REGULARLY: In this question we would like you to compare The Vineyard to the last church you attended regularly (as specified in Q-8). For each of the following aspects of church life, please indicate whether it is emphasized more by the vineyard, emphasized an equal amount by both churches, emphasized more by your previous church, or not emphasized by either church -- Inspirational worship service (EMWORSHP)
TOTAL%
1) Emphasized more by Vineyard65972.5
2) Emphasized equally by both22224.4
3) Emphasized more by previous church273.0
4) Not emphasized by either10.1
Missing100 
TOTAL909100.0
31) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE ATTENDED ANOTHER CHURCH REGULARLY: In this question we would like you to compare The Vineyard to the last church you attended regularly (as specified in Q-8). For each of the following aspects of church life, please indicate whether it is emphasized more by the vineyard, emphasized an equal amount by both churches, emphasized more by your previous church, or not emphasized by either church -- having a personal commitment to Christ (EMCOMMIT)
TOTAL%
1) Emphasized more by Vineyard26729.2
2) Emphasized equally by both62868.8
3) Emphasized more by previous church171.9
4) Not emphasized by either10.1
Missing96 
TOTAL913100.0
32) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE ATTENDED ANOTHER CHURCH REGULARLY: In this question we would like you to compare The Vineyard to the last church you attended regularly (as specified in Q-8). For each of the following aspects of church life, please indicate whether it is emphasized more by the vineyard, emphasized an equal amount by both churches, emphasized more by your previous church, or not emphasized by either church -- Discretion in what is read or watched on T.V./movies (EMTV)
TOTAL%
1) Emphasized more by Vineyard11412.6
2) Emphasized equally by both32936.3
3) Emphasized more by previous church28931.9
4) Not emphasized by either17419.2
Missing103 
TOTAL906100.0
33) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE ATTENDED ANOTHER CHURCH REGULARLY: In this question we would like you to compare The Vineyard to the last church you attended regularly (as specified in Q-8). For each of the following aspects of church life, please indicate whether it is emphasized more by the vineyard, emphasized an equal amount by both churches, emphasized more by your previous church, or not emphasized by either church -- Being in but not of the world (EMWORLD)
TOTAL%
1) Emphasized more by Vineyard25428.4
2) Emphasized equally by both52758.9
3) Emphasized more by previous church879.7
4) Not emphasized by either273.0
Missing114 
TOTAL895100.0
34) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE ATTENDED ANOTHER CHURCH REGULARLY: In this question we would like you to compare The Vineyard to the last church you attended regularly (as specified in Q-8). For each of the following aspects of church life, please indicate whether it is emphasized more by the vineyard, emphasized an equal amount by both churches, emphasized more by your previous church, or not emphasized by either church -- Giving up alcohol or smoking (EMALCOHL)
TOTAL%
1) Emphasized more by Vineyard667.3
2) Emphasized equally by both20122.4
3) Emphasized more by previous church31535.0
4) Not emphasized by either31735.3
Missing110 
TOTAL899100.0
35) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE ATTENDED ANOTHER CHURCH REGULARLY: In this question we would like you to compare The Vineyard to the last church you attended regularly (as specified in Q-8). For each of the following aspects of church life, please indicate whether it is emphasized more by the vineyard, emphasized an equal amount by both churches, emphasized more by your previous church, or not emphasized by either church -- Challenging believers to be better servants for Christ (EMCHALNG)
TOTAL%
1) Emphasized more by Vineyard36040.0
2) Emphasized equally by both44949.9
3) Emphasized more by previous church768.5
4) Not emphasized by either141.6
Missing110 
TOTAL899100.0
36) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE ATTENDED ANOTHER CHURCH REGULARLY: In this question we would like you to compare The Vineyard to the last church you attended regularly (as specified in Q-8). For each of the following aspects of church life, please indicate whether it is emphasized more by the vineyard, emphasized an equal amount by both churches, emphasized more by your previous church, or not emphasized by either church -- Sacrificing everything for Jesus (EMSACRFC)
TOTAL%
1) Emphasized more by Vineyard34038.0
2) Emphasized equally by both37842.2
3) Emphasized more by previous church778.6
4) Not emphasized by either10011.2
Missing114 
TOTAL895100.0
37) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE ATTENDED ANOTHER CHURCH REGULARLY: In this question we would like you to compare The Vineyard to the last church you attended regularly (as specified in Q-8). For each of the following aspects of church life, please indicate whether it is emphasized more by the vineyard, emphasized an equal amount by both churches, emphasized more by your previous church, or not emphasized by either church -- Being open-minded concerning the religious beliefs of others (EMOPEN)
TOTAL%
1) Emphasized more by Vineyard29233.4
2) Emphasized equally by both20923.9
3) Emphasized more by previous church343.9
4) Not emphasized by either34038.9
Missing134 
TOTAL875100.0
38) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE ATTENDED ANOTHER CHURCH REGULARLY: In this question we would like you to compare The Vineyard to the last church you attended regularly (as specified in Q-8). For each of the following aspects of church life, please indicate whether it is emphasized more by the vineyard, emphasized an equal amount by both churches, emphasized more by your previous church, or not emphasized by either church -- Living a life distinct from non-Christians (EMDISTNT)
TOTAL%
1) Emphasized more by Vineyard22124.7
2) Emphasized equally by both46251.6
3) Emphasized more by previous church11012.3
4) Not emphasized by either10211.4
Missing114 
TOTAL895100.0
39) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE ATTENDED ANOTHER CHURCH REGULARLY: In this question we would like you to compare The Vineyard to the last church you attended regularly (as specified in Q-8). For each of the following aspects of church life, please indicate whether it is emphasized more by the vineyard, emphasized an equal amount by both churches, emphasized more by your previous church, or not emphasized by either church -- Being obedient to God's will (EMOBED)
TOTAL%
1) Emphasized more by Vineyard31634.8
2) Emphasized equally by both56662.4
3) Emphasized more by previous church232.5
4) Not emphasized by either20.2
Missing102 
TOTAL907100.0
40) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE ATTENDED ANOTHER CHURCH REGULARLY: In this question we would like you to compare The Vineyard to the last church you attended regularly (as specified in Q-8). For each of the following aspects of church life, please indicate whether it is emphasized more by the vineyard, emphasized an equal amount by both churches, emphasized more by your previous church, or not emphasized by either church -- Believers acting in a Christ-like manner (EMACTION)
TOTAL%
1) Emphasized more by Vineyard27029.8
2) Emphasized equally by both57263.2
3) Emphasized more by previous church535.9
4) Not emphasized by either101.1
Missing104 
TOTAL905100.0
41) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE ATTENDED ANOTHER CHURCH REGULARLY: For each of the following, please indicate whether you are a stronger Christian, the same, or not as strong a Christian since coming to The Vineyard. -- Personal prayer life (STPRAY)
TOTAL%
1) Stronger Christian57663.6
2) The same29032.0
3) Not as strong a Christian404.4
Missing103 
TOTAL906100.0
42) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE ATTENDED ANOTHER CHURCH REGULARLY: For each of the following, please indicate whether you are a stronger Christian, the same, or not as strong a Christian since coming to The Vineyard. -- Personal Bible study (STBIBLE)
TOTAL%
1) Stronger Christian36940.8
2) The same41545.9
3) Not as strong a Christian12113.4
Missing104 
TOTAL905100.0
43) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE ATTENDED ANOTHER CHURCH REGULARLY: For each of the following, please indicate whether you are a stronger Christian, the same, or not as strong a Christian since coming to The Vineyard. -- Sharing your faith with non- believers (STWITNES)
TOTAL%
1) Stronger Christian41045.3
2) The same45249.9
3) Not as strong a Christian434.8
Missing104 
TOTAL905100.0
44) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE ATTENDED ANOTHER CHURCH REGULARLY: For each of the following, please indicate whether you are a stronger Christian, the same, or not as strong a Christian since coming to The Vineyard. -- Involvement in church activities (STINVOLV)
TOTAL%
1) Stronger Christian50055.1
2) The same30433.5
3) Not as strong a Christian10311.4
Missing102 
TOTAL907100.0
45) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE ATTENDED ANOTHER CHURCH REGULARLY: For each of the following, please indicate whether you are a stronger Christian, the same, or not as strong a Christian since coming to The Vineyard. -- Giving money to the church (STDOLLAR)
TOTAL%
1) Stronger Christian37841.7
2) The same48553.5
3) Not as strong a Christian434.7
Missing103 
TOTAL906100.0
46) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE ATTENDED ANOTHER CHURCH REGULARLY: For each of the following, please indicate whether you are a stronger Christian, the same, or not as strong a Christian since coming to The Vineyard. -- Donating time or money to help the poor/needy (STPOOR)
TOTAL%
1) Stronger Christian40945.1
2) The same44749.3
3) Not as strong a Christian505.5
Missing103 
TOTAL906100.0
47) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE ATTENDED ANOTHER CHURCH REGULARLY: For each of the following, please indicate whether you are a stronger Christian, the same, or not as strong a Christian since coming to The Vineyard. -- Living a life distinct from non-Christians (STDISTNT)
TOTAL%
1) Stronger Christian37141.6
2) The same49054.9
3) Not as strong a Christian313.5
Missing117 
TOTAL892100.0
48) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE ATTENDED ANOTHER CHURCH REGULARLY: For each of the following, please indicate whether you are a stronger Christian, the same, or not as strong a Christian since coming to The Vineyard. -- Obedience to God's will (STOBED)
TOTAL%
1) Stronger Christian58965.2
2) The same30233.4
3) Not as strong a Christian131.4
Missing105 
TOTAL904100.0
49) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE ATTENDED ANOTHER CHURCH REGULARLY: Are there other ways you feel you are a stronger Christian or not as strong a Christian since coming to the Vineyard? (STOTHER)
TOTAL%
1) Overall relationship with Christ stronger - teaches us to be like Christ7814.0
2) Witness more - share my faith61.1
3) Intimacy with Christ (key word being intimacy)6511.7
4) Gifts of the Spirit - Baptism of the Holy Spirit - being used in healing ministry - Doing the word of God in the area of gifts11320.3
5) Greater sense of inner wholeness - inner healing - emotional healing - understanding who I am254.5
6) No longer a "churchy" person - Vineyard taught me to be a "real" person - stronger as a person in general - performance no longer an issue132.3
7) Fellowship is better - stronger relationships with others325.7
8) More sensitive to the needs of other - social concerns - more accepting of others - praying for others - doing the word in area of concern for others397.0
9) I am as responsible as the Pastor - be a servant to other, not a leader50.9
10) Worship - praise5710.2
11) Not as strong because I like discipline to do it on my own - no structure20.4
12) Not as strong in organized leadership role10.2
13) Not as strong - too much emotionalism20.4
14) Other10018.0
15) Growth is as much a function of maturity as changing churches193.4
Missing452 
TOTAL557100.0
50) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE ATTENDED ANOTHER CHURCH REGULARLY: We are very interested in the possible reasons you may have for attending the Vineyard instead of your previous church (as specified in Q8). Please indicate whether each of the following was or was not a consideration in your decision to change churches. My previous church -- Did not do an effective enough job of preaching the Gospel to the followers (SWPREACH)
TOTAL%
1) Was a consideration in decision to switch churches24928.1
2) Was not a consideration in decision to switch churches63671.9
Missing124 
TOTAL885100.0
51) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE ATTENDED ANOTHER CHURCH REGULARLY: We are very interested in the possible reasons you may have for attending the Vineyard instead of your previous church (as specified in Q8). Please indicate whether each of the following was or was not a consideration in your decision to change churches. My previous church -- Was not meeting my fellowship needs (SWFELLOW)
TOTAL%
1) Was a consideration in decision to switch churches50456.6
2) Was not a consideration in decision to switch churches38643.4
Missing119 
TOTAL890100.0
52) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE ATTENDED ANOTHER CHURCH REGULARLY: We are very interested in the possible reasons you may have for attending the Vineyard instead of your previous church (as specified in Q8). Please indicate whether each of the following was or was not a consideration in your decision to change churches. My previous church -- Seemed to formal or "churchy" (SWCHRCHY)
TOTAL%
1) Was a consideration in decision to switch churches43648.8
2) Was not a consideration in decision to switch churches45851.2
Missing115 
TOTAL894100.0
53) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE ATTENDED ANOTHER CHURCH REGULARLY: We are very interested in the possible reasons you may have for attending the Vineyard instead of your previous church (as specified in Q8). Please indicate whether each of the following was or was not a consideration in your decision to change churches. My previous church -- Did not stress enough winning others to Christ (SWWITNES)
TOTAL%
1) Was a consideration in decision to switch churches10311.7
2) Was not a consideration in decision to switch churches77888.3
Missing128 
TOTAL881100.0
54) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE ATTENDED ANOTHER CHURCH REGULARLY: We are very interested in the possible reasons you may have for attending the Vineyard instead of your previous church (as specified in Q8). Please indicate whether each of the following was or was not a consideration in your decision to change churches. My previous church -- Put up with too much un-Christian behavior (SWUNXIST)
TOTAL%
1) Was a consideration in decision to switch churches14716.6
2) Was not a consideration in decision to switch churches73883.4
Missing124 
TOTAL885100.0
55) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE ATTENDED ANOTHER CHURCH REGULARLY: We are very interested in the possible reasons you may have for attending the Vineyard instead of your previous church (as specified in Q8). Please indicate whether each of the following was or was not a consideration in your decision to change churches. My previous church -- Did not stress enough an inspirational service (SWWORSHP)
TOTAL%
1) Was a consideration in decision to switch churches54861.6
2) Was not a consideration in decision to switch churches34138.4
Missing120 
TOTAL889100.0
56) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE ATTENDED ANOTHER CHURCH REGULARLY: We are very interested in the possible reasons you may have for attending the Vineyard instead of your previous church (as specified in Q8). Please indicate whether each of the following was or was not a consideration in your decision to change churches. My previous church -- Did not challenge me in my faith enough (SWCHALNG)
TOTAL%
1) Was a consideration in decision to switch churches43849.3
2) Was not a consideration in decision to switch churches45050.7
Missing121 
TOTAL888100.0
57) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE ATTENDED ANOTHER CHURCH REGULARLY: We are very interested in the possible reasons you may have for attending the Vineyard instead of your previous church (as specified in Q8). Please indicate whether each of the following was or was not a consideration in your decision to change churches. My previous church -- Seemed somewhat uncertain about what it believed (SWWEAK)
TOTAL%
1) Was a consideration in decision to switch churches12314.0
2) Was not a consideration in decision to switch churches75786.0
Missing129 
TOTAL880100.0
58) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE ATTENDED ANOTHER CHURCH REGULARLY: We are very interested in the possible reasons you may have for attending the Vineyard instead of your previous church (as specified in Q8). Please indicate whether each of the following was or was not a consideration in your decision to change churches. My previous church -- Had different priorities from what I felt were important (SWPRIOR)
TOTAL%
1) Was a consideration in decision to switch churches57464.3
2) Was not a consideration in decision to switch churches31835.7
Missing117 
TOTAL892100.0
59) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE ATTENDED ANOTHER CHURCH REGULARLY: We are very interested in the possible reasons you may have for attending the Vineyard instead of your previous church (as specified in Q8). Please indicate whether each of the following was or was not a consideration in your decision to change churches. My previous church -- Was too open-minded concerning other religious beliefs (SWOPEN)
TOTAL%
1) Was a consideration in decision to switch churches313.5
2) Was not a consideration in decision to switch churches85096.5
Missing128 
TOTAL881100.0
60) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE ATTENDED ANOTHER CHURCH REGULARLY: Were there other important considerations in your decision to change churches? (SWOTHER)
TOTAL%
1) Nursery/children/spiritual growth of children152.0
2) Not receiving personal ministry - Vineyard showed us how to be intimate with God - personal growth324.2
3) Style of vineyard better - freedom to worship in any way - freedom to wear anything you want, etc.212.8
4) Spirit/power of the spirit - gifts of the spirit - power to deal with problems13017.2
5) Spirit/God drew me to Vineyard - God spoke to me476.2
6) Moved - more convenient location12917.1
7) People - people love the Lord - people just like me - no one judging me - unconditional acceptance - previous church status was a criterion for acceptance - spirit of acceptance - previous church had to wear mask all the time415.4
8) pastor hones - down to earth - admits struggles - honest atmosphere of the church - leadership accepting111.5
9) Past church more committed to form than content - too busy playing church - business meetings, committees, power struggles - too large and impersonal - Vineyard is a "do the stuff" church - Vineyard people oriented, "other" oriented253.3
10) Past church interested in control - had style of "beating the sheep" - you're not being good enough mentality - got beat up with the word of God - Vineyard on the other hand is based on pleasing God rather than other churches - no legalism at Vineyard - too much legalism at previous church131.7
11) Small groups - kinships - emphasis on relationship - acceptance within small groups - emphasis on confessing faults/transparency182.4
12) Leaders at previous church lacked integrity - did not trust pastor - disagreed with pastor - was asked to leave previous church - previous church preaching lies -disagreed with previous doctrine at previous church739.7
13) Vineyard's emphasis on church planting10.1
14) Previous church always pushing for $ - building fund - always asking for money - Vineyard not like that111.5
15) Personal physical healing - personal emotional/spiritual healing - previous church unable to help get through personal problems and spiritual crisis141.9
16) Previous church closed111.5
17) Less focused on individual leaders - no more superstars - previous church looked more to single man - learned that I have as many ministry responsibilities as pastor60.8
18) Previous church too large and impersonal101.3
19) Non-judgmental attitude of Vineyard toward other Christian churches60.8
20) Wanted to see the love of Christ in others - can see Jesus in faces of people81.1
22) Did not do an effective enough job of preaching the Gospel to the others20.3
23) Was not meeting my fellowship needs30.4
24) Seemed too formal or "churchy"10.1
27) Did not stress enough an inspirational worship121.6
30) Had different priorities from what I felt were important10.1
32) Other11315.0
Missing255 
TOTAL754100.0
61) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE ATTENDED ANOTHER CHURCH REGULARLY: Now look back over the list from Q-13 on the previous page (and your own responses from Q-14 on this page) and circle the response that was the one most important reason you had for choosing to change churches? (SWIMP)
TOTAL%
1) 111.4
2) 172.1
3) 70.9
4) 729.1
5) 344.3
6) 9912.5
7) 111.4
8) 50.6
9) 121.5
10) 91.1
11) 50.6
12) 425.3
14) 30.4
15) 50.6
16) 70.9
17) 40.5
18) 30.4
19) 40.5
20) 40.5
22) 222.8
23) 759.5
24) 344.3
26) 81.0
27) 11314.2
28) 303.8
29) 50.6
30) 10813.6
32) 394.9
36) 20.3
39) 20.3
40) 10.1
Missing216 
TOTAL793100.0
62) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE ATTENDED ANOTHER CHURCH REGULARLY: We would like to understand your opinions about how the members of the Vineyard approach their faith, beliefs, and church life. For each pair of statements, circle the number you feel best represents your feelings in completing the statement: Compared to church-goers in general, members of the Vineyard -- seemed willing to sacrifice everything for Christ . . . seemed reluctant to make sacrifices for their beliefs (VINESAC)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree with the statement on the left31234.9
2) Somewhat agree with the statement on the left43949.1
3) Unsure11112.4
4) Somewhat agree with the statement on the right262.9
5) Completely agree with the statement on the right70.8
Missing114 
TOTAL895100.0
63) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE ATTENDED ANOTHER CHURCH REGULARLY: We would like to understand your opinions about how the members of the Vineyard approach their faith, beliefs, and church life. For each pair of statements, circle the number you feel best represents your feelings in completing the statement: Compared to church-goers in general, members of the Vineyard -- seemed willing to follow church leaders without question . . . seemed reluctant to accept the instruction of the leaders (VINELEAD)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree with the statement on the left18220.7
2) Somewhat agree with the statement on the left44050.1
3) Unsure21424.3
4) Somewhat agree with the statement on the right404.6
5) Completely agree with the statement on the right30.3
Missing130 
TOTAL879100.0
64) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE ATTENDED ANOTHER CHURCH REGULARLY: We would like to understand your opinions about how the members of the Vineyard approach their faith, beliefs, and church life. For each pair of statements, circle the number you feel best represents your feelings in completing the statement: Compared to church-goers in general, members of the Vineyard -- seemed driven by the desire to win others to Christ . . . seemed reluctant to share their beliefs with non-Christians (VINEWIT)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree with the statement on the left26229.5
2) Somewhat agree with the statement on the left44550.1
3) Unsure14216.0
4) Somewhat agree with the statement on the right333.7
5) Completely agree with the statement on the right60.7
Missing121 
TOTAL888100.0
65) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE ATTENDED ANOTHER CHURCH REGULARLY: We would like to understand your opinions about how the members of the Vineyard approach their faith, beliefs, and church life. For each pair of statements, circle the number you feel best represents your feelings in completing the statement: Compared to church-goers in general, members of the Vineyard -- seemed to feel their religious beliefs are "the truth" and all others are in error . . . seemed to feel that all religious insights are incomplete and no one religion has all of "the truth" (VINETRTH)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree with the statement on the left16419.0
2) Somewhat agree with the statement on the left31035.8
3) Unsure21625.0
4) Somewhat agree with the statement on the right12214.1
5) Completely agree with the statement on the right536.1
Missing144 
TOTAL865100.0
66) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE ATTENDED ANOTHER CHURCH REGULARLY: We would like to understand your opinions about how the members of the Vineyard approach their faith, beliefs, and church life. For each pair of statements, circle the number you feel best represents your feelings in completing the statement: Compared to church-goers in general, members of the Vineyard -- seemed willing to confront fellow Christians not living in a Christ-like manner . . . seemed to assume it is none of their business how fellow Christians live their lives (VINECNFT)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree with the statement on the left23526.5
2) Somewhat agree with the statement on the left40745.9
3) Unsure16818.9
4) Somewhat agree with the statement on the right616.9
5) Completely agree with the statement on the right161.8
Missing122 
TOTAL887100.0
67) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE ATTENDED ANOTHER CHURCH REGULARLY: We would like to understand your opinions about how the members of the Vineyard approach their faith, beliefs, and church life. For each pair of statements, circle the number you feel best represents your feelings in completing the statement: Compared to church-goers in general, members of the Vineyard -- seemed annoyed by people with religious views different from their own . . . seemed to appreciate the religious views of people who believe differently than they do (VINEOPEN)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree with the statement on the left242.7
2) Somewhat agree with the statement on the left15017.2
3) Unsure30534.9
4) Somewhat agree with the statement on the right28632.8
5) Completely agree with the statement on the right10812.4
Missing136 
TOTAL873100.0
68) How close do you feel to God most of the time? (NEARGOD)
TOTAL%
1) Extremely close42843.7
2) Somewhat close50851.8
3) Not very close404.1
4) Not close at all40.4
Missing29 
TOTAL980100.0
69) Which of the following actions would you say should be the top priority for Christians? (Please circle only one) (PRIORITY)
TOTAL%
1) Concentrate on the spiritual growth of one's family and self66269.3
2) Help to win the world for Jesus Christ22924.0
3) Support causes to improve the entire community141.5
4) Strengthen the local church252.6
5) Influence local, state and national legislation30.3
6) No opinion222.3
Missing54 
TOTAL955100.0
70) Each of the following statements represents an opinion that various Christians might have about what it means to be a Christian. Please indicate whether you strongly agree, agree, are not sure, disagree, or strongly disagree with each statement. -- As Christians, we should avoid close friendships with non-Christians. (SHAVOID)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree282.8
2) Agree13013.2
3) Unsure606.1
4) Disagree47648.4
5) Strongly disagree28929.4
Missing26 
TOTAL983100.0
71) Each of the following statements represents an opinion that various Christians might have about what it means to be a Christian. Please indicate whether you strongly agree, agree, are not sure, disagree, or strongly disagree with each statement. -- As Christians, we should accept the validity of other religious teaching. (SHACCEPT)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree242.6
2) Agree939.9
3) Unsure10611.3
4) Disagree34937.3
5) Strongly disagree36438.9
Missing73 
TOTAL936100.0
72) Each of the following statements represents an opinion that various Christians might have about what it means to be a Christian. Please indicate whether you strongly agree, agree, are not sure, disagree, or strongly disagree with each statement. -- As Christians, we should be willing to do whatever our pastors ask of us. (SHLEADER)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree384.1
2) Agree27529.5
3) Unsure12713.6
4) Disagree39141.9
5) Strongly disagree10210.9
Missing76 
TOTAL933100.0
73) Each of the following statements represents an opinion that various Christians might have about what it means to be a Christian. Please indicate whether you strongly agree, agree, are not sure, disagree, or strongly disagree with each statement. -- As Christians, we are duty-bound to try and convert non-believers. (SHWITNES)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree21623.2
2) Agree45548.9
3) Unsure778.3
4) Disagree16717.9
5) Strongly disagree161.7
Missing78 
TOTAL931100.0
74) Each of the following statements represents an opinion that various Christians might have about what it means to be a Christian. Please indicate whether you strongly agree, agree, are not sure, disagree, or strongly disagree with each statement. -- There is no reason Christians should try to separate themselves from the world. (SHWORLD)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree575.9
2) Agree11712.2
3) Unsure555.7
4) Disagree39541.1
5) Strongly disagree33835.1
Missing47 
TOTAL962100.0
75) Each of the following statements represents an opinion that various Christians might have about what it means to be a Christian. Please indicate whether you strongly agree, agree, are not sure, disagree, or strongly disagree with each statement. -- As Christians, we are commanded to sacrifice everything for Jesus. (SHSACRFC)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree46648.1
2) Agree35937.0
3) Unsure626.4
4) Disagree747.6
5) Strongly disagree80.8
Missing40 
TOTAL969100.0
76) Each of the following statements represents an opinion that various Christians might have about what it means to be a Christian. Please indicate whether you strongly agree, agree, are not sure, disagree, or strongly disagree with each statement. -- As Christians, we should confront friends who do not act in a Christ-like manner. (SHCNFT)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree12513.2
2) Agree49352.2
3) Unsure16117.1
4) Disagree14915.8
5) Strongly disagree161.7
Missing65 
TOTAL944100.0
77) Each of the following statements represents an opinion that various Christians might have about what it means to be a Christian. Please indicate whether you strongly agree, agree, are not sure, disagree, or strongly disagree with each statement. -- It is not the job of the church to tell Christians how to live their lives. (SHHOWLIV)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree353.6
2) Agree13814.3
3) Unsure606.2
4) Disagree47749.3
5) Strongly disagree25826.7
Missing41 
TOTAL968100.0
78) Each of the following statements represents an opinion that various Christians might have about what it means to be a Christian. Please indicate whether you strongly agree, agree, are not sure, disagree, or strongly disagree with each statement. -- The church has every right to demand that Christians be totally committed to Christ. (SHDEMAND)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree24025.9
2) Agree29531.8
3) Unsure10511.3
4) Disagree23725.6
5) Strongly disagree505.4
Missing82 
TOTAL927100.0
79) How often do you attend church services? (ATTEND)
TOTAL%
3) Several times a year30.3
4) About once a month90.9
5) 2-3 times a month434.3
6) Nearly every week16616.6
7) Every week44144.1
8) More than once a week33733.7
Missing10 
TOTAL999100.0
80) How often would you say you attend other church related activities such as devotionals, prayer meetings, Bible studies, etc? (ATTENDOT)
TOTAL%
1) Never323.2
2) About once a year232.3
3) Several times a year838.4
4) About once a month666.7
5) 2-3 times a month717.2
6) Nearly every week13113.2
7) Every week33433.7
8) More than once a week25225.4
Missing17 
TOTAL992100.0
81) How often do you try to encourage someone to accept Jesus Christ? (WITNESS)
TOTAL%
1) A few times a day192.0
2) Once a day677.2
3) Once a month19621.1
4) A few times a year41945.2
5) Rarely or never22724.5
Missing81 
TOTAL928100.0
82) Assume that the following statements represent how different people approach their faith, belief, and church life. Please indicate whether you strongly agree, agree, are unsure, disagree, or strongly disagree with each as a statement of your own personal position. -- I would be willing to give up everything for my Christian faith. (SACPOS)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree43644.8
2) Agree38739.7
3) Unsure13013.3
4) Disagree192.0
5) Strongly disagree20.2
Missing35 
TOTAL974100.0
83) Assume that the following statements represent how different people approach their faith, belief, and church life. Please indicate whether you strongly agree, agree, are unsure, disagree, or strongly disagree with each as a statement of your own personal position. -- Other than at church, I generally do not spend time with people from The Vineyard. (FELOWNEG)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree363.7
2) Agree14514.8
3) Unsure404.1
4) Disagree47748.6
5) Strongly disagree28428.9
Missing27 
TOTAL982100.0
84) Assume that the following statements represent how different people approach their faith, belief, and church life. Please indicate whether you strongly agree, agree, are unsure, disagree, or strongly disagree with each as a statement of your own personal position. -- The people at my church are a family to me. (FELOWPOS)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree40741.5
2) Agree40541.3
3) Unsure828.4
4) Disagree767.7
5) Strongly disagree111.1
Missing28 
TOTAL981100.0
85) Assume that the following statements represent how different people approach their faith, belief, and church life. Please indicate whether you strongly agree, agree, are unsure, disagree, or strongly disagree with each as a statement of your own personal position. -- I trust the Pastors of The Vineyard and am willing to do whatever they ask of me. (LEADERS)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree15516.6
2) Agree45548.7
3) Unsure20021.4
4) Disagree10311.0
5) Strongly disagree222.4
Missing74 
TOTAL935100.0
86) Assume that the following statements represent how different people approach their faith, belief, and church life. Please indicate whether you strongly agree, agree, are unsure, disagree, or strongly disagree with each as a statement of your own personal position. -- There is no reason to believe I have more religious answers than anyone else. (TRTHNEG)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree13514.0
2) Agree33534.8
3) Unsure10410.8
4) Disagree31032.2
5) Strongly disagree788.1
Missing47 
TOTAL962100.0
87) Assume that the following statements represent how different people approach their faith, belief, and church life. Please indicate whether you strongly agree, agree, are unsure, disagree, or strongly disagree with each as a statement of your own personal position. -- It's none of my business whether my Christian friends act in a Christ-like manner. (CNFTNEG)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree131.3
2) Agree545.5
3) Unsure666.7
4) Disagree63564.6
5) Strongly disagree21521.9
Missing26 
TOTAL983100.0
88) Assume that the following statements represent how different people approach their faith, belief, and church life. Please indicate whether you strongly agree, agree, are unsure, disagree, or strongly disagree with each as a statement of your own personal position. -- I believe that anyone who does not accept Christ as Savior will not go to heaven. (TRTHPOS)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree66267.1
2) Agree22022.3
3) Unsure545.5
4) Disagree343.4
5) Strongly disagree171.7
Missing22 
TOTAL987100.0
89) Assume that the following statements represent how different people approach their faith, belief, and church life. Please indicate whether you strongly agree, agree, are unsure, disagree, or strongly disagree with each as a statement of your own personal position. -- I am hesitant to share my Christian convictions with non-believers. (WITNEG)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree141.4
2) Agree24324.5
3) Unsure10110.2
4) Disagree47347.8
5) Strongly disagree15916.1
Missing19 
TOTAL990100.0
90) Assume that the following statements represent how different people approach their faith, belief, and church life. Please indicate whether you strongly agree, agree, are unsure, disagree, or strongly disagree with each as a statement of your own personal position. -- My heart aches for people who have not accepted Christ as Savior. (WITPOS)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree37638.0
2) Agree47548.0
3) Unsure909.1
4) Disagree404.0
5) Strongly disagree90.9
Missing19 
TOTAL990100.0
91) Assume that the following statements represent how different people approach their faith, belief, and church life. Please indicate whether you strongly agree, agree, are unsure, disagree, or strongly disagree with each as a statement of your own personal position. -- I feel a personal responsibility in the success of The Vineyard church. (VINEMOV)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree18619.1
2) Agree38139.1
3) Unsure18919.4
4) Disagree18218.7
5) Strongly disagree363.7
Missing35 
TOTAL974100.0
92) Assume that the following statements represent how different people approach their faith, belief, and church life. Please indicate whether you strongly agree, agree, are unsure, disagree, or strongly disagree with each as a statement of your own personal position. -- I generally try and avoid close friendships with non-Christians. (AVOID)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree323.3
2) Agree22022.5
3) Unsure959.7
4) Disagree49650.8
5) Strongly disagree13313.6
Missing33 
TOTAL976100.0
93) Assume that the following statements represent how different people approach their faith, belief, and church life. Please indicate whether you strongly agree, agree, are unsure, disagree, or strongly disagree with each as a statement of your own personal position. -- As a Christian, I do not feel compelled to sacrifice worldly rewards. (SACNEG)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree232.4
2) Agree24325.3
3) Unsure19520.3
4) Disagree37338.9
5) Strongly disagree12513.0
Missing50 
TOTAL959100.0
94) Assume that the following statements represent how different people approach their faith, belief, and church life. Please indicate whether you strongly agree, agree, are unsure, disagree, or strongly disagree with each as a statement of your own personal position. -- When my Christian friends do not act in a Christ-like manner I confront them. (CNFTPOS)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree555.8
2) Agree49051.3
3) Unsure23024.1
4) Disagree16517.3
5) Strongly disagree161.7
Missing53 
TOTAL956100.0
95) Which of the following statements comes closest to describing your feelings about the Bible? (BIBLE)
TOTAL%
1) The Bible is the actual Word of God and is to be taken literally, word for word47849.0
2) The Bible is the inspired Word of God but not everything should be taken literally, word for word49550.8
3) The Bible is an ancient book of fables, legends, history and moral precepts recorded by men20.2
Missing34 
TOTAL975100.0
96) For each of the following, please indicate whether you feel the statement is completely true, somewhat true, are unsure, somewhat false, or completely false. -- I have spoken to God in tongues. (TONGUES)
TOTAL%
1) Completely true72372.7
2) Somewhat true545.4
3) Unsure616.1
4) Somewhat false121.2
5) Completely false14414.5
Missing15 
TOTAL994100.0
97) For each of the following, please indicate whether you feel the statement is completely true, somewhat true, are unsure, somewhat false, or completely false. -- There are times when I know God has answered my prayers. (ANSPRAY)
TOTAL%
1) Completely true94994.9
2) Somewhat true424.2
3) Unsure40.4
4) Somewhat false40.4
5) Completely false10.1
Missing9 
TOTAL1000100.0
98) For each of the following, please indicate whether you feel the statement is completely true, somewhat true, are unsure, somewhat false, or completely false. -- I can feel the presence of the Holy Spirit in my life. (HOLYSP)
TOTAL%
1) Completely true82482.6
2) Somewhat true14614.6
3) Unsure181.8
4) Somewhat false70.7
5) Completely false20.2
Missing12 
TOTAL997100.0
99) For each of the following, please indicate whether you feel the statement is completely true, somewhat true, are unsure, somewhat false, or completely false. -- I personally know of times when God has healed someone who is seriously ill. (HEAL)
TOTAL%
1) Completely true74375.1
2) Somewhat true11411.5
3) Unsure747.5
4) Somewhat false252.5
5) Completely false343.4
Missing19 
TOTAL990100.0
100) For each of the following, please indicate whether you feel the statement is completely true, somewhat true, are unsure, somewhat false, or completely false. -- I believe the devil actually exists. (DEVIL)
TOTAL%
1) Completely true95796.0
2) Somewhat true272.7
3) Unsure80.8
4) Somewhat false20.2
5) Completely false30.3
Missing12 
TOTAL997100.0
101) For each of the following, please indicate whether you feel the statement is completely true, somewhat true, are unsure, somewhat false, or completely false. -- Jesus is the divine Son of God and I have no doubts about it. (DIVINITY)
TOTAL%
1) Completely true97998.0
2) Somewhat true171.7
3) Unsure20.2
5) Completely false10.1
Missing10 
TOTAL999100.0
102) In general, on a Sunday morning, how long does it take you to drive to church? (DRIVE)
TOTAL%
1) 20.2
2) 80.8
3) 141.4
4) 20.2
5) 10710.7
6) 20.2
7) 262.6
8) 161.6
10) 20220.2
11) 20.2
12) 161.6
13) 70.7
15) 18718.7
17) 20.2
18) 90.9
20) 18418.4
22) 20.2
23) 20.2
25) 686.8
27) 10.1
28) 10.1
30) 696.9
35) 212.1
38) 10.1
40) 202.0
45) 202.0
50) 60.6
60) 20.2
80) 10.1
Missing9 
TOTAL1000100.0
103) Not including your spouse (if you have one), how many of your five closest friends attend church at the same Vineyard you attend? (Please circle the appropriate number) (FRIENDS)
TOTAL%
0) 019219.3
1) 112612.7
2) 217417.5
3) 316016.1
4) 411811.9
5) 522322.5
Missing16 
TOTAL993100.0
104) Your sex? (SEX)
TOTAL%
1) Male41341.3
2) Female58858.7
Missing8 
TOTAL1001100.0
105) Your age at last birthday? (AGE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL99635.73210
106) Your marital status? (MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Married69569.4
2) Divorced11011.0
3) Widowed101.0
4) Separated202.0
5) Never married16616.6
Missing8 
TOTAL1001100.0
107) How many children do you have, if any? (Please circle the appropriate number) (CHILDREN)
TOTAL%
0) 030631.1
1) 114114.3
2) 227027.4
3) 317017.3
4) 4505.1
5) 5 or more474.8
Missing25 
TOTAL984100.0
108) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE CHILDREN: Please fill in their ages below -- The youngest is ___ years old. (YNGCHILD)
TOTAL%
1) 9213.6
2) 608.9
3) 6910.2
4) 304.4
5) 487.1
6) 385.6
7) 304.4
8) 426.2
9) 203.0
10) 121.8
11) 121.8
12) 172.5
13) 121.8
14) 101.5
15) 131.9
16) 152.2
17) 60.9
18) 294.3
19) 111.6
20) 152.2
21) 91.3
22) 81.2
23) 60.9
24) 111.6
25) 71.0
26) 50.7
27) 121.8
28) 91.3
29) 40.6
30) 20.3
31) 20.3
32) 50.7
33) 30.4
35) 20.3
36) 30.4
37) 30.4
38) 10.1
39) 10.1
47) 10.1
50) 10.1
Missing333 
TOTAL676100.0
109) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE CHILDREN: Please fill in their ages below -- The oldest is ___ years old (OLDCHILD)
TOTAL%
1) 30.6
2) 81.5
3) 213.9
4) 264.8
5) 346.3
6) 203.7
7) 264.8
8) 285.2
9) 285.2
10) 244.4
11) 264.8
12) 142.6
13) 142.6
14) 163.0
15) 152.8
16) 193.5
17) 183.3
18) 81.5
19) 142.6
20) 163.0
21) 152.8
22) 71.3
23) 142.6
24) 91.7
25) 163.0
26) 30.6
27) 152.8
28) 61.1
29) 71.3
30) 132.4
31) 71.3
32) 101.9
33) 61.1
34) 61.1
35) 20.4
36) 10.2
37) 61.1
38) 20.4
40) 61.1
41) 30.6
42) 10.2
44) 10.2
45) 20.4
46) 10.2
48) 20.4
55) 10.2
Missing469 
TOTAL540100.0
110) During the past 5 years, how many times have you been a patient in a hospital, mental hospital, convalescent home or nursing home (apart from having a baby)? (SICK)
TOTAL%
0) 076877.3
1) 114114.2
2) 2424.2
3) 3232.3
4) 490.9
5) 5 or more111.1
Missing15 
TOTAL994100.0
111) Since the time you were 16, how many of your closest relatives have died? (Closest relatives include spouse, parent, father or mother-in-law, child, child's spouse, brother or sister, brother or sister-in-law) (DEATH)
TOTAL%
0) 045245.6
1) 122823.0
2) 212312.4
3) 3808.1
4) 4343.4
5) 5 or more757.6
Missing17 
TOTAL992100.0
112) Your occupational status? (WORKING)
TOTAL%
1) Working full time59159.4
2) Working part time13313.4
3) Have a job but not working because of temporary illness, vacation, strike141.4
4) Unemployed and looking for work131.3
5) Retired131.3
6) In school575.7
7) Homemaker17417.5
Missing14 
TOTAL995100.0
113) If you were asked to use one of four names for your social class, which of the following would you say you belong to? (SOCCLASS)
TOTAL%
1) Lower class90.9
2) Working class31432.0
3) Middle class62563.6
4) Upper class343.5
Missing27 
TOTAL982100.0
114) What is the highest level of education you have completed? (EDUC)
TOTAL%
1) No formal education10.1
2) Grade school30.3
3) Some high school232.3
4) High school graduate12412.4
5) Trade school434.3
6) Some college42342.5
7) College graduate20921.0
8) Some graduate work767.6
9) Graduate work949.4
Missing13 
TOTAL996100.0
115) In which of these groups did your total family income from all sources fall before taxes in 1986? (INCOME)
TOTAL%
1) Less than $5,000151.6
2) $5,000 to $9,999434.5
3) $10,000 to $14,999646.7
4) $15,000 to $19,999778.1
5) $20,000 to $24,999828.6
6) $25,000 to $29,99910711.3
7) $30,000 to $34,99912613.2
8) $35,000 to $39,999899.4
9) $40,000 to $44,999899.4
10) $45,000 or more25927.2
Missing58 
TOTAL951100.0
116) I-SEX: Your sex? (For use with on-line analysis) (I-SEX)
TOTAL%
1) Male41341.3
2) Female58858.7
Missing8 
TOTAL1001100.0
117) I-MARITAL: Your marital status? (For use with on-line analysis) (I-MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Married69569.4
2) Divorced11011.0
3) Widowed101.0
4) Separated202.0
5) Never married16616.6
Missing8 
TOTAL1001100.0
118) I-EDUC: What is the highest level of education you have completed? (Recoded for use with on-line analysis) (I-EDUC)
TOTAL%
1) Less than High School272.7
2) High School diploma12412.4
3) Some college46646.8
4) College degree20921.0
5) Graduate school17017.1
Missing13 
TOTAL996100.0
119) I-INCOME: In which of these groups did your total family income from all sources fall before taxes in 1986? (Recoded for use with on-line analysis) (I-INCOME)
TOTAL%
1) Less than $15,00012212.8
2) $15,001-$25,00015916.7
3) $25,001-$35,00023324.5
4) $35,001-$45,00017818.7
5) $45,000+25927.2
Missing58 
TOTAL951100.0
120) I-AGE: Your age at last birthday? (Recoded for use with on-line analysis) (I-AGE)
TOTAL%
1) Age 17-3511611.6
2) Age 26-3546746.9
3) Age 36-4525225.3
4) Age 46-5511211.2
5) Age 56+494.9
Missing13 
TOTAL996100.0