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2.) WARDYR: How long have you lived in your present ward?
3.) PSTH: (For males only): What office in the Priesthood do you hold (in the LDS Church)?
4.) FRIEND: Of your five closest friends, how many are members of the LDS church? (circle one)
5.) FRNDSMTG: Friends that are LDS, what is the most often that you think any of them attend Church meetings?
6.) MISSION: Have you ever served a mission for the LDS Church? (If so, which kind(s)?)
7.) STATUS: Which of the following most nearly represents your current membership status in the LDS Church?
8.) CONVERT: How long ago did you join the LDS Church?
9.) STAKEINF: Importance in influencing you to become a member of the Church? -- stake (local) missionaries
10.) FULLINF: Importance in influencing you to become a member of the Church? -- field ("full-time") missionaries
11.) MISS: Influencing you to become a member of the Church? -- missionaries, but I don't recall which kind
12.) LDSFRND: Importance in influencing you to become a member of the Church? -- LDS friends
13.) FAMMEM: Importance influencing you to become a member of the Church? -- family members or relatives
14.) FIANCE: Importance in influencing you to become a member of the Church? -- fiance or "steady"
15.) PLANSALV: Importance of features? Doctrines related to the Plan of Salvation
16.) GODOCTRN: Importance of features? -- Doctrines relating to God or the Godhead (Trinity)
17.) ETERMAR: Importance of features?-- Doctrines relating to eternal marriage, family life, etc.
18.) MODREV: Importance of features?-- The doctrine of continuous (modern) revelation or modern prophets
19.) BOFM: Importance of features of the Church in attracting you to it? -- The Book of Mormon
20.) BIBLINTR: Importance of features?-- The LDS understanding or interpretations of the Bible
21.) WOFW: Importance of features?- The Church teachings about the care of the body (Word of Wisdom, etc.)
22.) SOCREC: Importance of features? -- The Church social and recreational programs
23.) WELFARE: Importance of features? -- The Church Welfare Program
24.) FELLSHIP: Importance of features? Through personal influence of LDS friends, family members, or missionaries
25.) MBRMISS: Tried to convert someone to the LDS faith (outside of periods of actual missionary service)?
26.) DEFNDLDS: Have religious discussions you defend the LDS Church or try to present it in a favorable light?
27.) PSTHKNOW: Which local leaders and workers in the LDS Church would you say that you know by name and by face?
28.) SACRMTG: Please indicate how often you attend or participate in each of the following -- Sacrament Service
29.) SUNSKOOL: Please indicate how often you attend or participate in each of the following -- Sunday School
30.) PSRSMTG: Attend or participate in each of the following -- Priesthood Meeting (men) OR Relief Society (women)
31.) FHE: Please indicate how often you attend or participate in each of the following -- Family Home Evening
32.) MIA: Please indicate how often you attend or participate in each of the following -- MIA
33.) READSCRP: Indicate how often you participate in each of the following practices -- Reading the scriptures
34.) READOTHR: How often you participate in practices -- Reading other Church books or magazines
35.) FAMPRAYR: Please indicate how often you participate in each of the following practices -- Family prayer
36.) PRVPRAYR: Please indicate how often you participate in each of the following practices -- Private prayer
37.) BLSSMEAL: Please indicate how often you participate in each of the following practices -- Blessing on meals
38.) GOTEMPLE: Please indicate how often you participate in each of the following practices -- Going through temple
39.) AUXPART: iary organizations such as MIA, Primary, Relief Society, etc. (but not including Sunday School here)
40.) MTGPREP: Time spent LDS activities -- Preparation meetings, council meetings, committee meetings, etc.
41.) LESSPREP: Time spent:Preparing lessons for classes you teach in any of the auxiliaries (including Sunday Sch.)
42.) OTHRPREP: Time spent LDS activities -- Other Church-related activities (please explain briefly)
43.) PRPWRTIN: Time spent LDS activities -- Other Church-related activities (please explain briefly)
44.) MIAHLPFL: How valuable/helpful-- MIA youth activities
45.) ADULTMIA: How valuable/helpful--- MIA adult activities (Mutual Marrieds, etc.)
46.) SNSKLHLP: How valuable/helpful- -- Sunday School
47.) RLSOCHLP: How valuable/helpful- -- Relief Society
48.) PRMHPFL: How valuable/helpful- -- Primary
49.) SEMHLPFL: How valuable/helpful- -- Seminary
50.) INSTHPFL: How valuable/helpful- -- Institute (at College)
51.) GENHLPF: How valuable/helpful- -- Genealogy
52.) WELHPFL: How valuable/helpful--- Welfare
53.) TEMPREP: Have you ever participated in a Temple Preparation program
54.) TMPRPLNG: About how long ago did you participate in such a program?
55.) SPCLESSN: How valuable/rewarding? -- The special lessons or instructions in the classes
56.) ASSIGNMT: How valuable/rewarding? -- The special "challenges" or assignments given
57.) FLLWSHP: How valuable/rewarding? -- The special attention or "fellowshipping" you received
58.) NEWFRNDS: How valuable/rewarding? -- The new friendships or special relationships which were made
59.) OVRHABIT: How valuable/rewarding? The help and support in overcoming undesirable habits & practices
60.) CHNGATTD: How valuable/rewarding? -- The help in changing attitudes
61.) SPIRTEXP: How valuable/rewarding? The new spiritual experiences
62.) HTHELPFL: How valuable/rewarding? -- The help of the home teachers
63.) USTDGOSP: How valuable/rewarding?-- The new understandings about the Gospel, the Priesthood, etc.
64.) IMPHOME: How valuable/rewarding?-- The improvement in home and family life
65.) CHCHINTR: Your interest or activity in the Church has increased, decreased, or stayed about the same?
66.) TEMPACT: Stimulating your interest or activity lately? -- A special course or seminar or "temple project"
67.) SOCRECAC: Stimulating your interest or activity lately? -- The social and recreational programs of the Church
68.) INFAMACT: Stimulating interest? -- The encouragement and influence of one or more family members or relatives
69.) FRNDACT: Stimulating interest? -- The encouragement and influence of one or more Church friends
70.) HMTCHACT: Stimulating your interest or activity lately? -- The encouragement and influence of home teachers
71.) LEADRACT: Stimulating interest? -- The encouragement and influence of Church leaders such as the Bishop
72.) MISSACT: Stimulating interest? -- The encouragement and influence of missionaries
73.) WELACT: Stimulating interest? -- The Church Welfare Program
74.) OTHRACT: Stimulating interest?-- Other Church programs (please explain briefly):
75.) INDVCHNG: Stimulating interest?-- Changes in yourself independent of Church influences (explain):
76.) LDSCHINT: How interested or active would you say that you have been lately in the LDS Church?
77.) PUSHHARD: Why less interest? -The church was pushed on me too hard when I was younger, and I grew to resent it
78.) TIMEDMND: Why less interest? -- The church made too many demands on my time
79.) MONYDMND: Why less interest? -- The church made too many demands on my money
80.) SPOUSENM: Why less interest? Spouse another faith
81.) OFFNDLDS: Why less interest? Offended when I participate but don't go along with all teachings
82.) WRKSCHED: Why less interest? -- My work schedule has prevented me from being more active in the LDS Church
83.) TCHGOFFS: Church strike me as offensive or unacceptable, so I think it would be wrong for me to be more active
84.) LEADHYP: Why less interest? I have found too many LDS to be hypocritical, unkind, or self-righteous
85.) OTHRORG: Why less interest? Time better spent in other organizations than in the LDS Church
86.) NOREINVL: No particular reason; I just got away from the church at one time and never got involved again
87.) INACTYR: You have not been actively participating in the LDS Church, about how long has this been the case?
88.) AGEINACT: At about what age would you say your active interest in the LDS Church ceased?
89.) MBROTRDN: A member of another denomination? If "Yes," would you mind telling me which denomination?
90.) JEWSCHOS: Opinion? -- The Jews are considered by God as especially chosen and blessed
91.) JESUSDIV: Opinion? -- Jesus is the Divine Son of God and was literally and actually born of a virgin
92.) CURSCAIN: Opinion? Negroes carry the mark of a black skin and the curse of perpetual inferiority
93.) DEVLREAL: Opinion?-- The Devil actually exists as a real person of spirit
94.) PRSPROPH: Opinion? Prophet to the world, and today that man is the President of the LDS Church
95.) PSTHNEG: Opinion?It is the will of God at present that the priesthood be withheld from Negroes
96.) LDSIRL: Opinion? Most Latter-Day Saints are literal descendants of ancient Israelite tribes
97.) GODBODY: Opinion? God is a real, glorified person with a body of flesh and bone
98.) JEWSUNFG: The Jews can never be forgiven for what they did to Jesus until they accept Him as the true Messiah
99.) JSSAEGOD: Opinion?-- Joseph Smith saw God the Father and Jesus Christ face to face
100.) LIFAFDTH: Opinion? Life after death, be accountable before God for the sins and failures of our moral lives
101.) JEWSPNSH: Jews have had so much trouble is because the Lord has been punishing them for their unfaithfulness
102.) CHOSPEPL: Who do you think are God's "Chosen People" today? (You may check more than one):
103.) CRUXJES: Which one of the following groups do you think was most responsible for crucifying Christ?
104.) DNYJESUS: Which one of Christ's disciples denied Him three times?
105.) BKOFACTS: Would you say that the Book of Acts was an eye-witness account of the ministry of Jesus?
106.) LIETOAPL: Which of the following Biblical characters do you remember as the one who lied to the Apostles?
107.) MOROFTHR: Which of the following would you say was the father of Moroni?
108.) HELAMAN: Whom do you think of as the leader of the famous "Army of the 2,000 Youths?"
109.) CAPTMORO: Who?, "In memory of our God, our religion, and freedom, and our peace, our wives, and our children?"
110.) DARWIN: Do you tend to agree or disagree with Darwin's theory of evolution?
111.) POLICY: What to do when faced with a Church policy or program with which he does not fully agree?
112.) ATHSTBOK: Actions, no belief in god? -- A book he wrote should be removed from the public library
113.) ATHSTTCH: Actions, no belief in god? -- He should not be allowed to teach in a private university
114.) ATHSPSKL: Actions, no belief in god? -- He should not be allowed to teach in a public high school
115.) ATHSBELF: Actions, no belief in god? -- He should not be allowed to preach his beliefs to others
116.) ATHPUBOF: Actions, no belief in god? -- He should not be allowed to hold public office
117.) ATHNOCTK: Actions, no belief in god? -- Church members should be counseled to avoid contact with him
118.) SAVRPRES: Experiences? -- A feeling that you were somehow in the presence of God or the Savior
119.) HGTESTMY: Experiences? A sure testimony, through the Holy Ghost, of the truth of the Restored Gospel
120.) PNSHBYGD: Experiences?- A feeling that you were being punished by the Lord for something you had done
121.) TEMPTED: Experiences? (Please indicate below) -- A feeling of being tempted by the Devil
122.) SPRIVOID: Experiences?-- A feeling that there was some sort of spiritual void or lack in your life
123.) JSIMPSTR: Experiences? -- A feeling that Joseph Smith was an imposter
124.) SWVISIT: Experiences? Were being visited by a departed relative or other from the Spirit World
125.) ETERMARG: Experiences?-- A feeling that you wanted an eternal marriage in the Temple
126.) PSTHADV: Experiences? -- A feeling that you wanted to advance in the priesthood
127.) ANSPRAYR: Experiences?) -- A feeling that you had received a direct answer to a prayer
128.) GONOEXST: Experiences? -- A feeling that perhaps God did not really exist
129.) RESSHOAX: Experiences? -- A feeling that perhaps the bodily resurrection of Jesus was a hoax
130.) SMOKE: How serious is? -- Smoking tobacco
131.) TITHING: How serious is? -- Paying an incomplete tithing
132.) PREMRSEX: How serious is? -- Having sex relations before marriage
133.) COFFEE: How serious is? -- Drinking coffee
134.) BEER: How serious is? -- Drinking beer
135.) HARDLIQR: How serious is? -- Drinking hard liquor such as whiskey
136.) ATNDSACR: How serious is? -- Poor attendance at sacrament service
137.) LIEBSHP: How serious is? -- Withholding the truth from Bishop
138.) TEA: How serious is? -- Drinking tea
139.) IREGPRAY: How serious is?-- Praying irregularly or not at all
140.) SUDAYREC: How serious is? -- Going to ball games or movies on Sunday
141.) WEDNOLDS: How serious is? -- Marrying someone who is not LDS
142.) NAMEVAIN: How serious is? -- Taking the Lord's name in vain
143.) BRTHCTRL: How serious is? -- Using artificial birth control measures
144.) SDAYSHOP: How serious is? -- Going shopping on Sunday
145.) ADULTERY: How serious is?-- Having sex relations after marriage with someone other than spouse
146.) BLKDISCR: How serious is? -- Discriminating against Negroes in housing, employment, etc.
147.) SUNDAYTV: How serious is?-- Watching ball games on TV on Sunday
148.) UNWTHSAC: How serious is? -- Partaking of the sacrament unworthily
149.) NOGENLGY: How serious is? -- Neglecting genealogical research
150.) JEWDISCR: How serious is? -- Discriminating against Jews
151.) FALSDOCT: How serious is?-- Preaching doctrines not approved by the Church authorities
152.) LOUDMTGS: Agree?-- LDS services and meetings are often noisy and irreverent
153.) UNFRNMTG: Agree? -- LDS gatherings tend to be cold and unfriendly
154.) NAIVETCH: Agree? Many teachings of the LDS Church are rather naive an intellectually hard to accept
155.) RSTRCTCH: Agree? Too many unnecessary restrictions on people's thoughts and actions
156.) AUTHORIT: Agree? -- The LDS Church is undemocratic and authoritarian
157.) DMDMONEY: Agree? -- The LDS Church makes too many demands on people's money
158.) NAROWMND: Agree? -- LDS Church members tend to be narrow-minded and unduly critical
159.) ACTPRSHR: The LDS Church puts too much pressure on members to get them to take part in services and activities
160.) GOVTCTRL: Agree? Ought to speak out more often against the trends toward socialism and government control
161.) CLTRPOOR: Agree? -- LDS Church programs and activities tend to be culturally and intellectually mediocre
162.) DMNDTIME: iate number, to what extent you agree. -- The LDS Church makes too many demands on its people's time
163.) CONSRVAT: Agree?-- The LDS Church is unduly conservative and unable to change with the times
164.) DECRPROF: Agree? LDS Church tends to interfere with success or progress in one's occupation or profession
165.) SPKOUTSC: Agree? Ought to speak out more often against social evils of discrimination, inequality & war
166.) ANNOYMIS: Agree?The LDS Church tends to annoy people by sending representatives to their homes too often
167.) FAMYINTF: Agree? The activities and programs of the LDS Church tend to interfere with family life
168.) UNECMTGS: Agree? The LDS Church tends to have too many unnecessary meetings, even for its active members
169.) IGRSOCPB: Agree? The LDS Church puts too much emphasis on preparing for the next world
186.) IFJEWWRK: true of Jews how would it make you feel toward them? -- Jews are ambitious and work hard to succeed
190.) NOPOLTIK: Agree? Stick to religion and not concern themselves with national social and political issues
191.) LIVFRTDY: Agree? Nowadays a person has to live pretty much for today and let tomorrow take care of itself
192.) WARCERT: Agree?-- Until the world accepts the Gospel, wars are probably inevitable
193.) ALLINUN: Opinion? All nations in UN -- even Red China
194.) SELFCARE: Opinion? To improve world conditions is for each man to take care of his own corner of the vineyard
195.) UNIONBAD: Agree? -- As they are run now, labor unions probably do the country more harm than good
196.) SELFDPND: Agree?-- These days a person doesn't really know on whom he can count
197.) USASPTUN: Agree?-- The United Nations ought to have the strong support of the United States
198.) FORFREDM: Agree? Hear about deprived people, I really get involved
199.) COMYTHRT: Agree?-- Communism is as much a threat inside the United States as outside
200.) BIGCORPS: Agree?-- Big companies have too much power and control in the United States
201.) KIDDANGE: Agree? -- It is hardly fair to bring children into the world the way things look for the future
202.) MODVIEWS: Agree? Must adapt themselves and their teachings to the findings of science and modern developments
203.) WICHHUNT: Agree?The House Committee on Un-American Activities ought to be encouraged in the work it is doing
204.) MEDCARE: Agree? It is only right and just for the government to provide medical care for the aged
205.) GSPLCHNG: Agree? Can't change people except to try to change people's lives individually through the Gospel
206.) USSOCLST: Agree? In the past 25 years or so, this country has moved dangerously close to socialism
207.) JBIRCHOK: Agree? All things considered, the John Birch Society probably does more good than harm
208.) AVGMAN: Agree? In spite of what some people say, the lot of the average man is getting worse, not better
209.) NOSKLPRY: Agree?Prayer in school; this is the responsibility of the home and the church
210.) VIETNAM: Agree? Best way to end the war in Viet Nam is to apply enough military pressure
211.) PUBLKOFF: Agree? Writing to public officials, because not interested in the problems of the average man
212.) BLAKDUMB: Agree? In general Negroes seem to have inferior intelligence when compared to Whites
213.) BLAKRTS: Agree? -- Negroes ought to have the same rights and opportunities as others in society
214.) BLAKLDS: Agree?-- It would probably be better for LDS Negroes to attend separate wards
215.) BLAKBAD: Agree?-- It's a shame that Negroes are so immoral
216.) BLAKSEGR: Agree?It would probably be better all around if Negroes and Whites went to separate schools
217.) BLAKLAZY: Agree? Most Negro neighborhoods are run down because Negroes simply don't take care of property
218.) BLAKPSTH: Agree?-- I wish that Negroes could be given the priesthood in the LDS Church
219.) BLAKMOVE: Negro moved in, would you move elsewhere if you could get a fair price for your house?
228.) TVTIME: Next, please estimate the average amount of time per day you spend watching TV:
229.) OTHRENTR: Other forms of entertainment? Time spent
233.) MARSTAT: What is your current marital status?
234.) SPOUSLDS: Does your spouse belong to the LDS Church?
235.) RELIGINT: You (were) more interested or less interested in religion than is (was) your spouse?
236.) SPOSCHRC: About how often does (did) your spouse attend Sunday services?
238.) BOTHWORK: Do both husband and wife in your family work outside the home (at least 20 Hrs/wk)?
239.) FEELLDS: How would you describe the feelings of your spouse toward the LDS Church?
240.) YEARMARR: About how long have you been married to your current spouse? (if now married)
241.) TEMPMARR: -- Were you married in the Temple?
242.) YEARGONE: If you were once married but are no longer, about how long have you been without your spouse?
244.) YRSEMIN: Please indicate about how many of your high school years you regularly attended Seminary:
246.) LDSCOLL: - About how much of your college or university training was at a Church (LDS) college or university?
247.) INSTCLAS: How many college years did you regularly participate in Institute classes and/or religion classes?
248.) FATHERED: Please indicate how much formal education your father had (or your male guardian during childhood):
249.) LDSCONTB: Please indicate each of the various funds of the LDS Church to which you make regular contributions:
250.) GENDER: What is your sex?
253.) POLPARTY: Politically, in which of the following categories would you place yourself?
254.) REGION: In which state or region of the country were you mainly brought up?
255.) YEARHOME: About how long have you lived in the State where you are now living?
256.) PRNTACTV: Would you say that your parents were active participants in the LDS Church (generally speaking)?
257.) PRNTTEMP: Were your parents ever married in the Temple?
268.) I-INCOME: the figure below that comes closest to your family's yearly income: (For use with on-line analysis)
269.) I-SEX: What is your sex? (For use with on-line analysis)
270.) I-MARITAL: What is your current marital status? (For use with on-line analysis)
271.) I-EDUC: How much formal education have you had? (Recoded for use with on-line analysis)
272.) I-AGE: last birthday? (Please choose the appropriate range below): (Recoded for use with on-line analysis)