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DEFSTEWD from Economic Values Survey, 1992
Which one of these would be the best definition of stewardship: giving a certain percentage of your money to the church, using your individual talents in a responsible way, taking good care of our planet, or remembering that God made everything? (DEFSTEWD)
TOTAL%
1) Giving a certain percentage of your money to the church51210.2
2) Using your individual talents in a responsible way2,00439.9
3) Taking good care of our planet59411.8
4) Remembering that God made everything81316.2
5) Other781.6
6) Dont know/Refused1,01920.3
TOTAL5,020100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


STWDMEAN from Economic Values Survey, 1992
Is the idea of stewardship very meaningful to you, fairly meaningful to you, not very meaningful to you, or not at all meaningful to you? (STWDMEAN)
TOTAL%
1) Very meaningful to you1,10322.0
2) Fairly meaningful to you2,02440.3
3) Not very meaningful to you66913.3
4) Not at all meaningful to you3286.5
5) Dont know/Refused89617.8
TOTAL5,020100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


GIVING98 from National Congregations Study, Panel Dataset (1998 and 2006-2007)
(giving_98) Does your congregation have any special rules or norms regarding how much money people give to the congregation? (GIVING98)
TOTAL%
-3) All other missing data20.8
1) Yes4918.7
2) No21180.5
TOTAL262100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:Congregations
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


PROHIB7 from U.S. Congregational Life Survey, 2001, Random Profile
Does your congregation or denomination have any special rules or prohibitions regarding the following? How much money people give to the congregation. (PROHIB7)
TOTAL%
1) Yes338.3
2) No36491.7
TOTAL397100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:Congregations
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Other


STEWEMP1 from Indiana Mainline Churches, 1986
Think about the emphasis on stewardship and giving in your congregation, indicating the emphasis on particular forms of stewardship. -- Overall stewardship and giving emphasis (STEWEMP1)
TOTAL%
1) Weak or none14127.2
3) Strong27052.1
4) Very strong10720.7
TOTAL518100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame:Congregations
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mailed


STEWEMP2 from Indiana Mainline Churches, 1986
Think about the emphasis on stewardship and giving in your congregation, indicating the emphasis on particular forms of stewardship. -- Emphasis on pledging (STEWEMP2)
TOTAL%
1) Weak or none27753.4
3) Strong17233.1
4) Very strong7013.5
TOTAL519100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame:Congregations
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mailed


STEWEMP3 from Indiana Mainline Churches, 1986
Think about the emphasis on stewardship and giving in your congregation, indicating the emphasis on particular forms of stewardship. -- Emphasis on member canvass or visitation (STEWEMP3)
TOTAL%
1) Weak or none39375.7
3) Strong9317.9
4) Very strong336.4
TOTAL519100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame:Congregations
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mailed


STEWEMP4 from Indiana Mainline Churches, 1986
Think about the emphasis on stewardship and giving in your congregation, indicating the emphasis on particular forms of stewardship. -- Emphasis on tithing or proportionate giving (STEWEMP4)
TOTAL%
1) Weak or none28254.2
3) Strong19236.9
4) Very strong468.8
TOTAL520100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame:Congregations
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mailed


STEWEMP5 from Indiana Mainline Churches, 1986
Think about the emphasis on stewardship and giving in your congregation, indicating the emphasis on particular forms of stewardship. -- Emphasis on stewardship education program (STEWEMP5)
TOTAL%
1) Weak or none30959.9
3) Strong16932.8
4) Very strong387.4
TOTAL516100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame:Congregations
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mailed


STEWEMP7 from Indiana Mainline Churches, 1986
Think about the emphasis on stewardship and giving in your congregation, indicating the emphasis on particular forms of stewardship. -- Overall stewardship and giving emphasis 10 years ago (STEWEMP7)
TOTAL%
1) Weak or none27955.6
3) Strong19438.6
4) Very strong295.8
TOTAL502100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame:Congregations
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mailed


ACTVSTWD from Economic Values Survey, 1992
What activities on this card have you done within the past year? -- heard a sermon on stewardship (ACTVSTWD)
TOTAL%
1) Done1,30125.9
2) Not done3,41868.1
3) Dont know/Refused3006.0
TOTAL5,019100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


STEWSERM from Faith Communities Today (FACT) 2000, Combined File
During the past 12 months, what methods did your congregation use to encourage financial giving among members? Sermons on stewardship [or, religious appeals] (STEWSERM)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, checked off4,98090.5
2) No, not checked off5209.5
Missing8,801 
TOTAL5,500100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:Congregations
Sample:Other
Mode:Mixed-mode


APPEALS from Faith Communities Today (FACT) 2000, Combined File
During the past 12 months, what methods did your congregation use to encourage financial giving among members? Appeals or testimonies from lay participants during worship services (APPEALS)
TOTAL%
0) Does not apply771.9
1) Yes, checked off2,74566.1
2) No, not checked off1,33232.1
Missing10,148 
TOTAL4,154100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:Congregations
Sample:Other
Mode:Mixed-mode


BAKESALE from Faith Communities Today (FACT) 2000, Combined File
During the past 12 months, what methods did your congregation use to encourage financial giving among members? Special fund-raisers (fairs, bingo, bake sales, etc.) (BAKESALE)
TOTAL%
0) Does not apply581.5
1) Yes, checked off2,51166.0
2) No, not checked off1,23732.5
Missing10,496 
TOTAL3,806100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:Congregations
Sample:Other
Mode:Mixed-mode


NEEDBEG from Faith Communities Today (FACT) 2000, Combined File
During the past 12 months, what methods did your congregation use to encourage financial giving among members? Appeals based on specific, concrete and special needs (NEEDBEG)
TOTAL%
0) Does not apply440.9
1) Yes, checked off4,44486.6
2) No, not checked off64612.6
Missing9,167 
TOTAL5,134100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:Congregations
Sample:Other
Mode:Mixed-mode


PROMO from Faith Communities Today (FACT) 2000, Combined File
During the past 12 months, what methods did your congregation use to encourage financial giving among members? Distribution of promotional material such as [denomination specific reference (e.g., bulletin insert)] (PROMO)
TOTAL%
0) Does not apply812.0
1) Yes, checked off2,34558.3
2) No, not checked off1,59839.7
Missing10,277 
TOTAL4,024100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:Congregations
Sample:Other
Mode:Mixed-mode


CANVASS from Faith Communities Today (FACT) 2000, Combined File
During the past 12 months, what methods did your congregation use to encourage financial giving among members? Canvassing members by phone or in person (e.g., member visitation) (CANVASS)
TOTAL%
0) Does not apply1796.6
1) Yes, checked off45516.8
2) No, not checked off2,06776.5
Missing11,601 
TOTAL2,701100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:Congregations
Sample:Other
Mode:Mixed-mode


PLEDGES from Faith Communities Today (FACT) 2000, Combined File
During the past 12 months, what methods did your congregation use to encourage financial giving among members? Pledge or commitment cards (PLEDGES)
TOTAL%
0) Does not apply952.8
1) Yes, checked off1,84254.0
2) No, not checked off1,47143.2
Missing10,893 
TOTAL3,408100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:Congregations
Sample:Other
Mode:Mixed-mode


MEMBDUES from Faith Communities Today (FACT) 2000, Combined File
During the past 12 months, what methods did your congregation use to encourage financial giving among members? Member dues (MEMBDUES)
TOTAL%
0) Does not apply45526.2
1) Yes, checked off1468.4
2) No, not checked off1,13565.4
Missing12,565 
TOTAL1,736100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:Congregations
Sample:Other
Mode:Mixed-mode


TITHING from Faith Communities Today (FACT) 2000, Combined File
During the past 12 months, what methods did your congregation use to encourage financial giving among members? Teaching that a 10% tithe belongs to God, is due God and should be given to God (TITHING)
TOTAL%
0) Does not apply1503.1
1) Yes, checked off3,69377.0
2) No, not checked off95219.9
Missing9,506 
TOTAL4,795100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:Congregations
Sample:Other
Mode:Mixed-mode


PROPGIVE from Faith Communities Today (FACT) 2000, Combined File
During the past 12 months, what methods did your congregation use to encourage financial giving among members? Teaching that giving a proportion of ones income, not tithing per se, is sufficient (PROPGIVE)
TOTAL%
0) Does not apply683.1
1) Yes, checked off96743.9
2) No, not checked off1,16753.0
Missing12,100 
TOTAL2,202100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:Congregations
Sample:Other
Mode:Mixed-mode


STEWEMP6 from Indiana Mainline Churches, 1986
Think about the emphasis on stewardship and giving in your congregation, indicating the emphasis on particular forms of stewardship. -- Emphasis by pastor (preaching and other direct emphasis) (STEWEMP6)
TOTAL%
1) Weak or none15429.7
3) Strong29156.2
4) Very strong7314.1
TOTAL518100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame:Congregations
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mailed


 

Subcategories
AttitudeThese questions focus on respondents' views of stewardship. How do you define stewardship? Is it meaningful to you?
FocusDoes the congregation place an overall emphasis on tithing? Does it have rules/prohibitions?
MethodsWhat methods has the congregation used to encourage tithing?

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