Presbyterian Panel Survey, February 2014 - 1001 New Worshiping Communities, All

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All frequencies are raw numbers (no weights used).
1) Identification number (PANELID)
2) Completed web survey? (WEB)
TOTAL%
0) No65450.7
1) Yes63749.3
TOTAL1291100.0
3) Sample (SAMPLE)
TOTAL%
1) Members25319.6
2) Ruling Elders44734.6
3) Pastors41632.2
4) Specialized Ministers17513.6
TOTAL1291100.0
4) At the 2012 General Assembly, PC(USA) leaders encouraged Presbyterians to create 1,001 new worshiping communities (NWCs) between 2012 and 2022. The definition of a 'worshiping community' is deliberately broad, to include traditional new church developments and also immigrant fellowships, house churches, and a variety of other possibilities, including experimental ones. Were you previously aware of this '1001 New Worshipping Communities' (1001 NWC) initiative? (Q1)
TOTAL%
1) Yes67352.3
2) No56443.8
3) Not sure514.0
Missing3 
TOTAL1288100.0
5) [If Q1 is yes], how familiar are you with this 1001 New Worshipping Communities (1001 NWC) initiative? (Q2)
TOTAL%
1) Very familiar11317.0
2) Familiar23735.6
3) A little familiar31647.4
Missing625 
TOTAL666100.0
6) Which of the following have helped you to become more familiar with the 1001 NWC initiative? (Fill in all that apply.): 1001 NWC videos (Q3_1)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked117991.3
1) Checked1128.7
TOTAL1291100.0
7) Which of the following have helped you to become more familiar with the 1001 NWC initiative? (Fill in all that apply.): 1001 NWC website (Q3_2)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked119992.9
1) Checked927.1
TOTAL1291100.0
8) Which of the following have helped you to become more familiar with the 1001 NWC initiative? (Fill in all that apply.): 2012 General Assembly (Q3_3)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked109584.8
1) Checked19615.2
TOTAL1291100.0
9) Which of the following have helped you to become more familiar with the 1001 NWC initiative? (Fill in all that apply.): A previous Panel survey (Q3_4)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked120493.3
1) Checked876.7
TOTAL1291100.0
10) Which of the following have helped you to become more familiar with the 1001 NWC initiative? (Fill in all that apply.): Big Tent event (Q3_5)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked126197.7
1) Checked302.3
TOTAL1291100.0
11) Which of the following have helped you to become more familiar with the 1001 NWC initiative? (Fill in all that apply.): Bulletin insert (Q3_6)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked125497.1
1) Checked372.9
TOTAL1291100.0
12) Which of the following have helped you to become more familiar with the 1001 NWC initiative? (Fill in all that apply.): Camp or retreat (Q3_7)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked128399.4
1) Checked80.6
TOTAL1291100.0
13) Which of the following have helped you to become more familiar with the 1001 NWC initiative? (Fill in all that apply.): Evangelism and Church Growth Conference (Q3_8)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked126397.8
1) Checked282.2
TOTAL1291100.0
14) Which of the following have helped you to become more familiar with the 1001 NWC initiative? (Fill in all that apply.): Facebook (Q3_9)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked124096.0
1) Checked514.0
TOTAL1291100.0
15) Which of the following have helped you to become more familiar with the 1001 NWC initiative? (Fill in all that apply.): 'Get in the Game' event at a presbytery (Q3_10)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked127398.6
1) Checked181.4
TOTAL1291100.0
16) Which of the following have helped you to become more familiar with the 1001 NWC initiative? (Fill in all that apply.): Guest speaker at a congregation (Q3_11)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked126397.8
1) Checked282.2
TOTAL1291100.0
17) Which of the following have helped you to become more familiar with the 1001 NWC initiative? (Fill in all that apply.): News story (Q3_12)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked110585.6
1) Checked18614.4
TOTAL1291100.0
18) Which of the following have helped you to become more familiar with the 1001 NWC initiative? (Fill in all that apply.): PC(USA) website (Q3_13)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked106382.3
1) Checked22817.7
TOTAL1291100.0
19) Which of the following have helped you to become more familiar with the 1001 NWC initiative? (Fill in all that apply.): Presbytery meeting (Q3_14)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked97675.6
1) Checked31524.4
TOTAL1291100.0
20) Which of the following have helped you to become more familiar with the 1001 NWC initiative? (Fill in all that apply.): The Starting New Churches resource, available in both print and downloadable formats (Q3_15)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked124596.4
1) Checked463.6
TOTAL1291100.0
21) Which of the following have helped you to become more familiar with the 1001 NWC initiative? (Fill in all that apply.): Starting New Worshipping Communities workshop (Q3_16)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked127298.5
1) Checked191.5
TOTAL1291100.0
22) Which of the following have helped you to become more familiar with the 1001 NWC initiative? (Fill in all that apply.): Synod meeting (Q3_17)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked128399.4
1) Checked80.6
TOTAL1291100.0
23) Which of the following have helped you to become more familiar with the 1001 NWC initiative? (Fill in all that apply.): The following are coded from written responses: Presbyterians Today magazines (Q3_PT)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked127498.7
1) Checked171.3
TOTAL1291100.0
24) Which of the following have helped you to become more familiar with the 1001 NWC initiative? (Fill in all that apply.): The following are coded from written responses: PC(USA) staff or leadership (Q3_STAFF)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked127498.7
1) Checked171.3
TOTAL1291100.0
25) Which of the following have helped you to become more familiar with the 1001 NWC initiative? (Fill in all that apply.): The following are coded from written responses: Friends, family, colleagues, and/or acquaintances (Q3_FRIEND)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked126297.8
1) Checked292.2
TOTAL1291100.0
26) Which of the following have helped you to become more familiar with the 1001 NWC initiative? (Fill in all that apply.): The following are coded from written responses: Through church (Q3_CHURCH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked127298.5
1) Checked191.5
TOTAL1291100.0
27) Which of the following have helped you to become more familiar with the 1001 NWC initiative? (Fill in all that apply.): The following are coded from written responses: Other conference or gathering (Q3_CONF)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked127999.1
1) Checked120.9
TOTAL1291100.0
28) Which of the following have helped you to become more familiar with the 1001 NWC initiative? (Fill in all that apply.): The following are coded from written responses: Through presbytery, more generally (Q3_PRESBY)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked126798.1
1) Checked241.9
TOTAL1291100.0
29) Which of the following have helped you to become more familiar with the 1001 NWC initiative? (Fill in all that apply.): Other (please specify) (Q3_18R)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked126598.0
1) Checked262.0
TOTAL1291100.0
30) Which of the following have helped you to become more familiar with the 1001 NWC initiative? (Fill in all that apply.): Not sure/Don't remember (Q3_19)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked124396.3
1) Checked483.7
TOTAL1291100.0
31) Please list the name, city, state, presbytery, and leader for each PC(USA) new worshipping community you are familiar with: [Listed NWCs tabulated separately] (Q4)
TOTAL%
0) Did not list any NWC's109584.8
1) Listed at least one NWC19615.2
TOTAL1291100.0
32) In the past year, have you had any of the following connections or experiences with a PC(USA) new worshipping community (NWC)? (Fill in all that apply.): A close friend or family member attends a NWC (Q5_1)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked124396.3
1) Checked483.7
TOTAL1291100.0
33) In the past year, have you had any of the following connections or experiences with a PC(USA) new worshipping community (NWC)? (Fill in all that apply.): Given a financial donation directly or one or more NWCs (Q5_2)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked124996.7
1) Checked423.3
TOTAL1291100.0
34) In the past year, have you had any of the following connections or experiences with a PC(USA) new worshipping community (NWC)? (Fill in all that apply.): Prayed for one or more NWCs (Q5_3)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked115589.5
1) Checked13610.5
TOTAL1291100.0
35) In the past year, have you had any of the following connections or experiences with a PC(USA) new worshipping community (NWC)? (Fill in all that apply.): Regularly attended one or more NWCs (Q5_4)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked127698.8
1) Checked151.2
TOTAL1291100.0
36) In the past year, have you had any of the following connections or experiences with a PC(USA) new worshipping community (NWC)? (Fill in all that apply.): Helped one or more NWCs in some other way (such as serving one a support committee, helping them develop a class or event, leading a class or event, helping them design or carry out a worship service, helping them with another ministry, etc.) (Q5_5)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked121694.2
1) Checked755.8
TOTAL1291100.0
37) In the past year, have you had any of the following connections or experiences with a PC(USA) new worshipping community (NWC)? (Fill in all that apply.): Other (please specify) (Q5_6R)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked124496.4
1) Checked473.6
TOTAL1291100.0
38) In the past year, have you had any of the following connections or experiences with a PC(USA) new worshipping community (NWC)? (Fill in all that apply.): I haven't had any connections or experiences with a PC(USA) NWC in the past year (Q5_7)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked83064.3
1) Checked46135.7
TOTAL1291100.0
39) Is your congregation involved in any way with a new worshipping community? (Q6)
TOTAL%
1) Yes15512.1
2) No82564.2
3) Not sure24719.2
4) Not part of the congregation584.5
Missing6 
TOTAL1285100.0
40) [If Q6 is yes], in which of the following ways was your congregation involved? (Fill in all that apply.): Participates in events intentionally organized to build relationships between the church and new worshipping community (Q7_1)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked122394.7
1) Checked685.3
TOTAL1291100.0
41) [If Q6 is yes], in which of the following ways was your congregation involved? (Fill in all that apply.): Partners in service work with the new worshipping community (local or international missions, volunteering, activism, etc.) (Q7_2)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked123295.4
1) Checked594.6
TOTAL1291100.0
42) [If Q6 is yes], in which of the following ways was your congregation involved? (Fill in all that apply.): Provides financial support (Q7_3)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked121794.3
1) Checked745.7
TOTAL1291100.0
43) [If Q6 is yes], in which of the following ways was your congregation involved? (Fill in all that apply.): Provides session oversight (Q7_4)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked125897.4
1) Checked332.6
TOTAL1291100.0
44) [If Q6 is yes], in which of the following ways was your congregation involved? (Fill in all that apply.): Shares its staff (Q7_5)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked126598.0
1) Checked262.0
TOTAL1291100.0
45) [If Q6 is yes], in which of the following ways was your congregation involved? (Fill in all that apply.): Shares office space (Q7_6)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked126898.2
1) Checked231.8
TOTAL1291100.0
46) [If Q6 is yes], in which of the following ways was your congregation involved? (Fill in all that apply.): Shares space for studies/small groups (Q7_7)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked124596.4
1) Checked463.6
TOTAL1291100.0
47) [If Q6 is yes], in which of the following ways was your congregation involved? (Fill in all that apply.): Shares worship space (Q7_8)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked124096.0
1) Checked514.0
TOTAL1291100.0
48) [If Q6 is yes], in which of the following ways was your congregation involved? (Fill in all that apply.): Shares other resources with them besides money, staff, or space (i.e., musical instruments, Bibles, other print materials, etc.) (Q7_9)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked125397.1
1) Checked382.9
TOTAL1291100.0
49) [If Q6 is yes], in which of the following ways was your congregation involved? (Fill in all that apply.): We pray for one another (Q7_10)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked120893.6
1) Checked836.4
TOTAL1291100.0
50) [If Q6 is yes], in which of the following ways was your congregation involved? (Fill in all that apply.): Other (please specify) (Q7_11R)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked126698.1
1) Checked251.9
TOTAL1291100.0
51) How much, if any, has your congregation's relationship with the NWC: Energized your congregation? (Q8A)
TOTAL%
1) Very much2214.7
2) Somewhat4026.7
3) Slightly4731.3
4) Not at all2114.0
5) Don't know/No opinion2013.3
Missing1141 
TOTAL150100.0
52) How much, if any, has your congregation's relationship with the NWC: Energized your congregation? (Q8AR)
TOTAL%
1) Very much - Somewhat6241.3
2) Slightly - Not at all6845.3
3) Don't know/No opinion2013.3
Missing1141 
TOTAL150100.0
53) How much, if any, has your congregation's relationship with the NWC: Helped your congregation to grow numerically? (Q8B)
TOTAL%
1) Very much64.0
2) Somewhat1510.0
3) Slightly2315.3
4) Not at all8053.3
5) Don't know/No opinion2617.3
Missing1141 
TOTAL150100.0
54) How much, if any, has your congregation's relationship with the NWC: Helped your congregation to grow numerically? (Q8BR)
TOTAL%
1) Very much - Somewhat2114.0
2) Slightly - Not at all10368.7
3) Don't know/No opinion2617.3
Missing1141 
TOTAL150100.0
55) How much, if any, has your congregation's relationship with the NWC: Increased your congregation's engagement with the community? (Q8C)
TOTAL%
1) Very much1912.6
2) Somewhat4227.8
3) Slightly3925.8
4) Not at all2919.2
5) Don't know/No opinion2214.6
Missing1140 
TOTAL151100.0
56) How much, if any, has your congregation's relationship with the NWC: Increased your congregation's engagement with the community? (Q8CR)
TOTAL%
1) Very much - Somewhat6140.4
2) Slightly - Not at all6845.0
3) Don't know/No opinion2214.6
Missing1140 
TOTAL151100.0
57) If your congregation were to partner with a NWC, do you expect that you would do each of the following? (If your congregation currently partners with a NWC, answer based on whether you have done each of the following.) Include the NWC in my personal prayers (Q9A)
TOTAL%
1) Yes97981.4
2) No857.1
3) Not sure13911.6
Missing88 
TOTAL1203100.0
58) If your congregation were to partner with a NWC, do you expect that you would do each of the following? (If your congregation currently partners with a NWC, answer based on whether you have done each of the following.) Make a personal financial contribution to support the NWC (Q9B)
TOTAL%
1) Yes37331.7
2) No29425.0
3) Not sure50843.2
Missing116 
TOTAL1175100.0
59) If your congregation were to partner with a NWC, do you expect that you would do each of the following? (If your congregation currently partners with a NWC, answer based on whether you have done each of the following.) Make a personal commitment to attend services at the NWC (Q9C)
TOTAL%
1) Yes35330.4
2) No32928.3
3) Not sure48041.3
Missing129 
TOTAL1162100.0
60) If your congregation were to partner with a NWC, do you expect that you would do each of the following? (If your congregation currently partners with a NWC, answer based on whether you have done each of the following.) Make a personal commitment to help the NWC in some other way (such as serving on a support committee, helping them develop a class or event, helping them design or carry out a worship service, helping them with another ministry, etc.) (Q9D)
TOTAL%
1) Yes53645.4
2) No21017.8
3) Not sure43536.8
Missing110 
TOTAL1181100.0
61) How supportive would you be if your congregation was to partner with a NWC in each of the following ways? (If it already partners with a NWC in any of these ways, answer about how supportive you are of this type of partnership.) Allowing the NWC at no cost to use part of your congregation's building for worship space when your congregation does not normally meet for worship (Q10A)
TOTAL%
1) Very supportive59649.3
2) Somewhat supportive29124.0
3) Slightly supportive12710.5
4) Not at all supportive705.8
5) Don't know/No opinion12610.4
Missing81 
TOTAL1210100.0
62) How supportive would you be if your congregation was to partner with a NWC in each of the following ways? (If it already partners with a NWC in any of these ways, answer about how supportive you are of this type of partnership.) Allowing the NWC at no cost to use part of your congregation's building for worship space when your congregation does not normally meet for worship (Q10AR)
TOTAL%
1) Very - Somewhat supportive88773.3
2) Slightly - Not at all supportive19716.3
3) Don't know/No opinion12610.4
Missing81 
TOTAL1210100.0
63) How supportive would you be if your congregation was to partner with a NWC in each of the following ways? (If it already partners with a NWC in any of these ways, answer about how supportive you are of this type of partnership.) Allowing the NWC at no cost to use part of your congregation's building for office space (Q10B)
TOTAL%
1) Very supportive39332.7
2) Somewhat supportive30025.0
3) Slightly supportive17514.6
4) Not at all supportive14812.3
5) Don't know/No opinion18615.5
Missing89 
TOTAL1202100.0
64) How supportive would you be if your congregation was to partner with a NWC in each of the following ways? (If it already partners with a NWC in any of these ways, answer about how supportive you are of this type of partnership.) Allowing the NWC at no cost to use part of your congregation's building for office space (Q10BR)
TOTAL%
1) Very - Somewhat supportive69357.7
2) Slightly - Not at all supportive32326.9
3) Don't know/No opinion18615.5
Missing89 
TOTAL1202100.0
65) How supportive would you be if your congregation was to partner with a NWC in each of the following ways? (If it already partners with a NWC in any of these ways, answer about how supportive you are of this type of partnership.) Allowing the NWC at no cost to use part of your congregation's building for small groups and/or meetings during the week (Q10C)
TOTAL%
1) Very supportive60450.3
2) Somewhat supportive28523.7
3) Slightly supportive1159.6
4) Not at all supportive675.6
5) Don't know/No opinion13010.8
Missing90 
TOTAL1201100.0
66) How supportive would you be if your congregation was to partner with a NWC in each of the following ways? (If it already partners with a NWC in any of these ways, answer about how supportive you are of this type of partnership.) Allowing the NWC at no cost to use part of your congregation's building for small groups and/or meetings during the week (Q10CR)
TOTAL%
1) Very - Somewhat supportive88974.0
2) Slightly - Not at all supportive18215.2
3) Don't know/No opinion13010.8
Missing90 
TOTAL1201100.0
67) How supportive would you be if your congregation was to partner with a NWC in each of the following ways? (If it already partners with a NWC in any of these ways, answer about how supportive you are of this type of partnership.) Sharing space with the NWC if the NWC paid rent to use space in your congregation's building (Q10D)
TOTAL%
1) Very supportive51643.1
2) Somewhat supportive27122.6
3) Slightly supportive12710.6
4) Not at all supportive1068.9
5) Don't know/No opinion17714.8
Missing94 
TOTAL1197100.0
68) How supportive would you be if your congregation was to partner with a NWC in each of the following ways? (If it already partners with a NWC in any of these ways, answer about how supportive you are of this type of partnership.) Sharing space with the NWC if the NWC paid rent to use space in your congregation's building (Q10DR)
TOTAL%
1) Very - Somewhat supportive78765.7
2) Slightly - Not at all supportive23319.5
3) Don't know/No opinion17714.8
Missing94 
TOTAL1197100.0
69) How supportive would you be if your congregation was to partner with a NWC in each of the following ways? (If it already partners with a NWC in any of these ways, answer about how supportive you are of this type of partnership.) Sharing your congregation's pastor with the NWC at no cost to the NWC (Q10E)
TOTAL%
1) Very supportive20016.8
2) Somewhat supportive24820.8
3) Slightly supportive26622.3
4) Not at all supportive25221.2
5) Don't know/No opinion22518.9
Missing100 
TOTAL1191100.0
70) How supportive would you be if your congregation was to partner with a NWC in each of the following ways? (If it already partners with a NWC in any of these ways, answer about how supportive you are of this type of partnership.) Sharing your congregation's pastor with the NWC at no cost to the NWC (Q10ER)
TOTAL%
1) Very - Somewhat supportive44837.6
2) Slightly - Not at all supportive51843.5
3) Don't know/No opinion22518.9
Missing100 
TOTAL1191100.0
71) How supportive would you be if your congregation was to partner with a NWC in each of the following ways? (If it already partners with a NWC in any of these ways, answer about how supportive you are of this type of partnership.) Sharing other staff in your congregation with the NWC at no cost to the NWC (Q10F)
TOTAL%
1) Very supportive17414.7
2) Somewhat supportive24420.6
3) Slightly supportive26422.2
4) Not at all supportive25221.2
5) Don't know/No opinion25321.3
Missing104 
TOTAL1187100.0
72) How supportive would you be if your congregation was to partner with a NWC in each of the following ways? (If it already partners with a NWC in any of these ways, answer about how supportive you are of this type of partnership.) Sharing other staff in your congregation with the NWC at no cost to the NWC (Q10FR)
TOTAL%
1) Very - Somewhat supportive41835.2
2) Slightly - Not at all supportive51643.5
3) Don't know/No opinion25321.3
Missing104 
TOTAL1187100.0
73) How supportive would you be if your congregation was to partner with a NWC in each of the following ways? (If it already partners with a NWC in any of these ways, answer about how supportive you are of this type of partnership.) Sharing your congregation's pastor or other staff with the NWC if the NWC paid part of their salaries (Q10G)
TOTAL%
1) Very supportive28023.6
2) Somewhat supportive28223.8
3) Slightly supportive21518.1
4) Not at all supportive18715.8
5) Don't know/No opinion22318.8
Missing104 
TOTAL1187100.0
74) How supportive would you be if your congregation was to partner with a NWC in each of the following ways? (If it already partners with a NWC in any of these ways, answer about how supportive you are of this type of partnership.) Sharing your congregation's pastor or other staff with the NWC if the NWC paid part of their salaries (Q10GR)
TOTAL%
1) Very - Somewhat supportive56247.3
2) Slightly - Not at all supportive40233.9
3) Don't know/No opinion22318.8
Missing104 
TOTAL1187100.0
75) How supportive would you be if your congregation was to partner with a NWC in each of the following ways? (If it already partners with a NWC in any of these ways, answer about how supportive you are of this type of partnership.) Setting aside a portion of your congregation's budget to support the NWC for a two-year period (Q10H)
TOTAL%
1) Very supportive16313.7
2) Somewhat supportive26222.0
3) Slightly supportive27022.6
4) Not at all supportive26121.9
5) Don't know/No opinion23719.9
Missing98 
TOTAL1193100.0
76) How supportive would you be if your congregation was to partner with a NWC in each of the following ways? (If it already partners with a NWC in any of these ways, answer about how supportive you are of this type of partnership.) Setting aside a portion of your congregation's budget to support the NWC for a two-year period (Q10HR)
TOTAL%
1) Very - Somewhat supportive42535.6
2) Slightly - Not at all supportive53144.5
3) Don't know/No opinion23719.9
Missing98 
TOTAL1193100.0
77) How supportive would you be if your congregation was to partner with a NWC in each of the following ways? (If it already partners with a NWC in any of these ways, answer about how supportive you are of this type of partnership.) Including the NWC in regular prayers (Q10I)
TOTAL%
1) Very supportive81467.4
2) Somewhat supportive17514.5
3) Slightly supportive705.8
4) Not at all supportive352.9
5) Don't know/No opinion1149.4
Missing83 
TOTAL1208100.0
78) How supportive would you be if your congregation was to partner with a NWC in each of the following ways? (If it already partners with a NWC in any of these ways, answer about how supportive you are of this type of partnership.) Including the NWC in regular prayers (Q10IR)
TOTAL%
1) Very - Somewhat supportive98981.9
2) Slightly - Not at all supportive1058.7
3) Don't know/No opinion1149.4
Missing83 
TOTAL1208100.0
79) How realistic is the goal for Presbyterians to create 1,001 new worshipping communities between 2012 and 2022? (Note that about 200 new worshipping communities have been formed between 2012 and early 2014.) (Q11)
TOTAL%
1) Very realistic1108.6
2) Realistic50639.6
3) Not too realistic39030.5
4) Not at all realistic876.8
5) Not sure18514.5
Missing13 
TOTAL1278100.0
80) How realistic is the goal for Presbyterians to create 1,001 new worshipping communities between 2012 and 2022? (Note that about 200 new worshipping communities have been formed between 2012 and early 2014.) (Q11R)
TOTAL%
1) Very realistic - realistic61648.2
2) Not too - not at all realistic47737.3
3) Not sure18514.5
Missing13 
TOTAL1278100.0
81) How important is the creation of new worshipping communities for reaching the next generation of Presbyterians? (Q12)
TOTAL%
1) Essential43133.6
2) Important46836.4
3) Somewhat important22517.5
4) Not important463.6
5) Not sure1148.9
Missing7 
TOTAL1284100.0
82) How important is the creation of new worshipping communities for reaching the next generation of Presbyterians? (Q12R)
TOTAL%
1) Essential - important89970.0
2) Somewhat - not important27121.1
3) Not sure1148.9
Missing7 
TOTAL1284100.0
83) In your opinion, how effective an evangelism tool is the creation of new worshipping communities? (Q13)
TOTAL%
1) Very effective19215.4
2) Effective40032.0
3) Somewhat effective34627.7
4) Not effective816.5
5) Not sure23118.5
Missing41 
TOTAL1250100.0
84) In your opinion, how effective an evangelism tool is the creation of new worshipping communities? (Q13R)
TOTAL%
1) Very effective-effective59247.4
2) Somewhat-not effective42734.2
3) Not sure23118.5
Missing41 
TOTAL1250100.0
85) Suppose you had $100 to donate to help existing congregations, start new worshipping communities, or both. Indicate how you would split that amount between the two options: Add to existing congregations (Q14A)
TOTAL%
0) 13510.9
1) 10.1
5) 10.1
10) 151.2
15) 20.2
20) 292.3
25) 655.3
30) 141.1
33) 10.1
35) 30.2
40) 453.6
45) 10.1
50) 41533.6
60) 473.8
65) 30.2
70) 292.3
75) 12810.4
80) 725.8
85) 30.2
90) 383.1
95) 70.6
98) 20.2
99) 30.2
100) 17614.3
Missing56 
TOTAL1235100.0
86) Suppose you had $100 to donate to help existing congregations, start new worshipping communities, or both. Indicate how you would split that amount between the two options: Add to existing congregations (Q14AR)
TOTAL%
1) $013510.9
2) $1-251139.1
3) $26-5047938.8
4) $51-7520716.8
5) $76-9912510.1
6) $10017614.3
Missing56 
TOTAL1235100.0
87) Suppose you had $100 to donate to help existing congregations, start new worshipping communities, or both. Indicate how you would split that amount between the two options: Add to existing congregations (Q14ARR)
TOTAL%
1) $1-5072758.9
2) $51-10050841.1
Missing56 
TOTAL1235100.0
88) Suppose you had $100 to donate to help existing congregations, start new worshipping communities, or both. Indicate how you would split that amount between the two options: Development of new congregations or other new worshipping communities (Q14B)
TOTAL%
0) 17614.3
1) 30.2
2) 20.2
5) 70.6
10) 383.1
15) 30.2
20) 725.8
25) 12810.4
30) 292.3
35) 30.2
40) 473.8
50) 41533.6
55) 10.1
60) 453.6
65) 30.2
67) 10.1
70) 141.1
75) 655.3
80) 292.3
85) 20.2
90) 151.2
95) 10.1
99) 10.1
100) 13510.9
Missing56 
TOTAL1235100.0
89) Suppose you had $100 to donate to help existing congregations, start new worshipping communities, or both. Indicate how you would split that amount to the two options: Development of new congregations or other new worshipping communities (Q14BR)
TOTAL%
1) $017614.3
2) $1-2525320.5
3) $26-5049440.0
4) $51-7512910.4
5) $76-99483.9
6) $10013510.9
Missing56 
TOTAL1235100.0
90) Suppose you had $100 to donate to help existing congregations, start new worshipping communities, or both. Indicate how you would split that amount between the two options: Development of new congregations or other new worshipping communities (Q14BRR)
TOTAL%
1) $1-5092374.7
2) $51-10031225.3
Missing56 
TOTAL1235100.0
91) In general, what part of the PC(USA) is best equipped to start new worshipping communities? (Fill in only one): The Presbyterian Mission Agency (the national mission and ministry agency for the PC(USA), formerly called the General Assembly Mission Council) (Q15_1)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked114588.7
1) Checked14611.3
TOTAL1291100.0
92) In general, what part of the PC(USA) is best equipped to start new worshipping communities? (Fill in only one): Synods (Q15_2)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked127298.5
1) Checked191.5
TOTAL1291100.0
93) In general, what part of the PC(USA) is best equipped to start new worshipping communities? (Fill in only one): Presbyteries (Q15_3)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked81062.7
1) Checked48137.3
TOTAL1291100.0
94) In general, what part of the PC(USA) is best equipped to start new worshipping communities? (Fill in only one): Seminaries (Q15_4)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked124896.7
1) Checked433.3
TOTAL1291100.0
95) In general, what part of the PC(USA) is best equipped to start new worshipping communities? (Fill in only one): Existing congregations (Q15_5)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked87067.4
1) Checked42132.6
TOTAL1291100.0
96) In general, what part of the PC(USA) is best equipped to start new worshipping communities? (Fill in only one): Individual Presbyterians (Q15_6)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked114188.4
1) Checked15011.6
TOTAL1291100.0
97) In general, what part of the PC(USA) is best equipped to start new worshipping communities? (Fill in only one): Other (please specify) (Q15_7)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked126297.8
1) Checked292.2
TOTAL1291100.0
98) In general, what part of the PC(USA) is best equipped to start new worshipping communities? (Fill in only one):Not sure/ Don't know [volunteered] (Q15_8)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked126998.3
1) Checked221.7
TOTAL1291100.0
99) In general, do you think that young adults are more likely or less likely to participate in a congregation that meets in a typical church building, as compared to a congregation that meets in a coffee shop, bar, or other location not normally associated with church and worship? (Q16)
TOTAL%
1) Much more likely to participate in a congregation that meets in a typical church building826.5
2) Somewhat more likely to participate in a congregation that meets in a typical church building22017.3
3) Neither more likely nor less likely to participate in a congregation that meets in a typical church building54042.6
4) Somewhat less likely to participate in a congregation that meets in a typical church building33026.0
5) Much less likely to participate in a congregation that meets in a typical church building977.6
Missing22 
TOTAL1269100.0
100) In general, do you think that young adults are more likely or less likely to participate in a congregation that meets in a typical church building, as compared to a congregation that meets in a coffee shop, bar, or other location not normally associated with church and worship? (Q16R)
TOTAL%
1) Much - somewhat more likely30223.8
2) Neither more nor less likely54042.6
3) Much-somewhat less likely42733.6
Missing22 
TOTAL1269100.0
101) In general, do you think that young people are more likely or less likely to participate in congregation that uses traditional church language and music, compared to a congregation that uses language and music more typical of the larger culture? (Q17)
TOTAL%
1) Much more likely to participate in a congregation that uses traditional church language and music433.4
2) Somewhat more likely to participate in a congregation that uses traditional church language and music15512.2
3) Neither more nor less likely to participate in a congregation that uses traditional church language and music40031.5
4) Somewhat less likely to participate in a congregation that uses traditional church language and music49338.8
5) Much less likely to participate in a congregation that uses traditional church language and music17914.1
Missing21 
TOTAL1270100.0
102) In general, do you think that young people are more likely or less likely to participate in congregation that uses traditional church language and music, compared to a congregation that uses language and music more typical of the larger culture? (Q17R)
TOTAL%
1) Much - somewhat more likely19815.6
2) Neither more nor less likely40031.5
3) Much-somewhat less likely67252.9
Missing21 
TOTAL1270100.0
103) In general, do you think that new immigrants are more likely or less likely to participate in an established American congregation, as oppressed to a new worshipping community that reflects their language and culture? (Q18)
TOTAL%
1) Much more likely to participate in an established America congregation413.2
2) Somewhat more likely to participate in an established America congregation846.6
3) Neither more nor less likely to participate in an established America congregation19415.3
4) Somewhat less likely to participate in an established America congregation50539.9
5) Much less likely to participate in an established America congregation44335.0
Missing24 
TOTAL1267100.0
104) In general, do you think that new immigrants are more likely or less likely to participate in an established American congregation, as oppressed to a new worshipping community that reflects their language and culture? (Q18R)
TOTAL%
1) Much - somewhat more likely1259.9
2) Neither more nor less likely19415.3
3) Much-somewhat less likely94874.8
Missing24 
TOTAL1267100.0
105) Are you aware of any PC(USA)-affiliated faith communities that are not currently chartered PC(USA) congregations and that do not identify themselves as part of the 1001 NWC initiative? (This could include worshipping communities, immigrant fellowships, Bible study fellowships and new church developments.) (Q19)
TOTAL%
1) Yes705.5
2) No95975.2
3) Not sure24619.3
Missing16 
TOTAL1275100.0
106) Over the past year, how often have you [led or] attended Sunday worship [at your congregation]? (BQ6)
TOTAL%
1) Every week41132.0
2) Nearly every week68052.9
3) Two-three times a month997.7
4) About once a month292.3
5) Several times, but less than once a month312.4
6) Once or twice171.3
7) Never181.4
Missing6 
TOTAL1285100.0
107) In what faith or denomination were you raised? (If you were part of more than one faith or denomination as a child, respond by marking the one in which you were most involved.) (BQ9)
TOTAL%
1) Baptist1199.3
2) Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)211.6
3) Episcopal251.9
4) Lutheran443.4
5) Methodist15712.2
6) Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), PCUS, UPCUSA, or UPCNA67352.5
7) Other Presbyterian251.9
8) Reformed231.8
9) Roman Catholic614.8
10) UCC (United Church of Christ/Congregationalist)292.3
11) Independent or non-denominational181.4
12) Other Christian544.2
13) Other non-Christian20.2
14) None322.5
Missing8 
TOTAL1283100.0
108) How old were you when you first began attending a Presbyterian church? (If less than one year old, write 0 (zero).) (BQ10)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL127816.2417
109) Which one of the following terms best describes your current stand on theological issues? (BQ11)
TOTAL%
1) Very conservative604.7
2) Conservative35928.1
3) Moderate45435.5
4) Liberal30423.8
5) Very liberal1017.9
Missing13 
TOTAL1278100.0
110) Which one of the following terms best describes your current stand on theological issues? (BQ11R)
TOTAL%
1) Conservative41932.8
2) Moderate45435.5
3) Liberal40531.7
Missing13 
TOTAL1278100.0
111) Would you say you have had a conversion experience-that is, a turning point in your life when you committed yourself to Christ? (BQ12)
TOTAL%
1) Yes68553.9
2) No58646.1
Missing20 
TOTAL1271100.0
112) [If BQ12 is yes], how old were you when this happened? (BQ12A)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL66719.0411
113) Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with each of the following statements. There is a life beyond death. (BQ14A)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree93072.3
2) Agree24819.3
3) Neutral or not sure927.1
4) Disagree90.7
5) Strongly disagree80.6
Missing4 
TOTAL1287100.0
114) Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with each of the following statements. Jesus will return to Earth someday. (BQ14B)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree66451.8
2) Agree29523.0
3) Neutral or not sure24419.0
4) Disagree544.2
5) Strongly disagree241.9
Missing10 
TOTAL1281100.0
115) Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with each of the following statements. An individual should arrive at his or her own religious beliefs independent of any church. (BQ14C)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree917.1
2) Agree21016.4
3) Neutral or not sure22817.8
4) Disagree52140.6
5) Strongly disagree23218.1
Missing9 
TOTAL1282100.0
116) Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with each of the following statements. All the world's different religions are equally good ways of helping a person find ultimate truth. (BQ14D)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree645.0
2) Agree23718.5
3) Neutral or not sure23318.2
4) Disagree40631.7
5) Strongly disagree34226.7
Missing9 
TOTAL1282100.0
117) Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with each of the following statements. Only followers of Jesus Christ can be saved. (BQ14E)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree25820.1
2) Agree23418.3
3) Neutral or not sure24719.3
4) Disagree29923.3
5) Strongly disagree24319.0
Missing10 
TOTAL1281100.0
118) Over the past year, approximately how often have you engaged in the following activities? Read the Bible privately (BQ15A)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/almost daily36028.2
2) Several times a week33326.1
3) Weekly18514.5
4) Several times a month14311.2
5) Once a month745.8
6) Less than once a month14511.4
7) Never352.7
Missing16 
TOTAL1275100.0
119) Over the past year, approximately how often have you engaged in the following activities? Prayed privately (BQ15B)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/almost daily87068.0
2) Several times a week23218.1
3) Weekly594.6
4) Several times a month685.3
5) Once a month181.4
6) Less than once a month241.9
7) Never80.6
Missing12 
TOTAL1279100.0
120) Over the past year, approximately how often have you engaged in the following activities? Attended a Bible study or prayer group (BQ15C)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/almost daily171.4
2) Several times a week907.2
3) Weekly41232.9
4) Several times a month16913.5
5) Once a month13711.0
6) Less than once a month20316.2
7) Never22317.8
Missing40 
TOTAL1251100.0
121) Over the past year, approximately how often have you engaged in the following activities? Otherwise read the Bible with or prayed with family or friends (BQ15D)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/almost daily16713.2
2) Several times a week18214.4
3) Weekly19015.0
4) Several times a month17313.7
5) Once a month1138.9
6) Less than once a month24819.6
7) Never19015.0
Missing28 
TOTAL1263100.0
122) Over the past year, approximately how often have you engaged in the following activities? Read devotional materials or religious books (BQ15E)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/almost daily25920.2
2) Several times a week26921.0
3) Weekly17013.3
4) Several times a month20516.0
5) Once a month1209.4
6) Less than once a month18814.7
7) Never715.5
Missing9 
TOTAL1282100.0
123) Over the past year, approximately how often have you engaged in the following activities? Used the Internet for religious or spiritual purposes (BQ15F)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/almost daily15712.3
2) Several times a week20416.0
3) Weekly1159.0
4) Several times a month15512.2
5) Once a month1138.9
6) Less than once a month21016.5
7) Never32025.1
Missing17 
TOTAL1274100.0
124) Over the past year, approximately how often have you engaged in the following activities? Said grace before meals (BQ15G)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/almost daily72556.6
2) Several times a week19515.2
3) Weekly473.7
4) Several times a month1088.4
5) Once a month473.7
6) Less than once a month1209.4
7) Never393.0
Missing10 
TOTAL1281100.0
125) Which statement comes closest to your view of the Bible? (BQ16)
TOTAL%
1) The Bible is the word of God, to be taken literally word for word1098.5
2) The Bible is the word of God, to be interpreted in the light of its historical and cultural context71555.7
3) The Bible is the word of God, to be interpreted in the light of its historical context and the Church's teachings44434.6
4) The Bible is not the word of God131.0
5) Other (volunteered response)20.2
Missing8 
TOTAL1283100.0
126) How important is being part of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) to you? (BQ17)
TOTAL%
1) Very important54542.5
2) Important50539.4
3) Slightly important15111.8
4) Not important624.8
5) Not sure191.5
Missing9 
TOTAL1282100.0
127) In states and territories of the United States where same-sex marriage is legal, should the PC(USA) permit Presbyterian ministers to perform same-sex marriage ceremonies? (BQ18)
TOTAL%
1) Yes52440.8
2) Yes, as long as the ceremony takes place away from PC(USA) property and facilities362.8
3) No55142.9
4) Not sure17313.5
Missing7 
TOTAL1284100.0
128) What is your gender? (BQ19)
TOTAL%
1) Female58645.6
2) Male69854.4
Missing7 
TOTAL1284100.0
129) Were you born a U.S. citizen? (BQ20)
TOTAL%
1) Yes124596.8
2) No413.2
Missing5 
TOTAL1286100.0
130) What is your current age? (BQ21)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL127659.3112
131) What is your race or origin? White or Caucasian (BQ22_1)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked755.8
1) Checked121694.2
TOTAL1291100.0
132) What is your race or origin? Black or African American (BQ22_2)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked126497.9
1) Checked272.1
TOTAL1291100.0
133) What is your race or origin? Indian (American) or Alaska Native (BQ22_3)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked128099.1
1) Checked110.9
TOTAL1291100.0
134) What is your race or origin? Asian or Pacific Islander (BQ22_4)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked127098.4
1) Checked211.6
TOTAL1291100.0
135) What is your race or origin? Hispanic, Latino/a, or Spanish origin (BQ22_5)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked127698.8
1) Checked151.2
TOTAL1291100.0
136) What is your race or origin? Some other race (specify) (BQ22_6)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked128699.6
1) Checked50.4
TOTAL1291100.0
137) Generally speaking, do you think of yourself as a Democrat, Independent, Republican or other? (BQ23)
TOTAL%
1) Democrat55243.2
2) Independent30123.6
3) Republican38430.1
4) Other403.1
Missing14 
TOTAL1277100.0
138) What is your marital status? (BQ24)
TOTAL%
1) Not married21316.7
2) Married106683.3
Missing12 
TOTAL1279100.0
139) [If BQ24 is not married] Have you ever been married? No, never married (BQ24A_1)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked121794.4
1) Checked725.6
Missing2 
TOTAL1289100.0
140) [If BQ24 is not married] Have you ever been married? Yes, am now divorced (BQ24A_2)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked121594.3
1) Checked745.7
Missing2 
TOTAL1289100.0
141) [If BQ24 is not married] Have you ever been married? Yes, am now widowed (BQ24A_3)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked121093.9
1) Checked796.1
Missing2 
TOTAL1289100.0
142) Have you had a previous marriage (or marriages)? No (BQ25_1)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked49538.4
1) Checked79461.6
Missing2 
TOTAL1289100.0
143) Have you had a previous marriage (or marriages)? Yes, was divorced (BQ25_2)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked109885.2
1) Checked19114.8
Missing2 
TOTAL1289100.0
144) Have you had a previous marriage (or marriages)? Yes, was widowed (BQ25_3)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked124896.8
1) Checked413.2
Missing2 
TOTAL1289100.0
145) How many children do you have? (If none, write 0 (zero). Include any legally adopted children; exclude stepchildren unless legally adopted.) (BQ26)
TOTAL%
0) None19315.1
1) 116312.8
2) 255843.8
3) 326220.5
4) 4816.4
5) 5100.8
6) 640.3
7) 730.2
9) 910.1
Missing16 
TOTAL1275100.0
146) If you live in a dormitory, nursing home, or other institutional housing, check this box. (BQ27)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked128299.5
1) Checked70.5
Missing2 
TOTAL1289100.0
147) Including yourself, how many persons live in your household? (Do not count students who live elsewhere while they attend college or university.) (BQ27A)
TOTAL%
1) 17213.4
2) 74658.3
3) 15912.4
4) 14111.0
5) 503.9
6) 80.6
7) 10.1
8) 10.1
11) 10.1
Missing12 
TOTAL1279100.0
148) From the list below, select the choice that best describes all of the people in the household in which you live. (For example, a young adult living with both parents would check '4'.) (BQ28)
TOTAL%
1) A single adult, living alone16813.2
2) A single adult, living with one or more children141.1
3) A married couple, no children in the household70855.7
4) A married couple, living with one or more children32225.3
5) Some other arrangement (please describe your household here)594.6
Missing20 
TOTAL1271100.0
149) If you are employed full-time or part-time, or self-employed full-time or part-time, please indicate the average hours you worked per week over the past year. (BQ31)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL78741.62417
150) Which of these categories best describes your total family income from all sources, before taxes, during 2010? (If you live alone or with non-relatives, answer in terms of your own personal income.) (BQ32)
TOTAL%
1) Less than $20,000191.6
2) $20,000-$29,999443.6
3) $30,000-$39,999615.0
4) $40,000-$49,999937.7
5) $50,000-$59,9991078.8
6) $60,000-$69,9991189.7
7) $70,000-$79,9991189.7
8) $80,000-$89,9991109.1
9) $90,000-$99,999947.8
10) $100,000-$109,9991068.7
11) $110,000-$124,999867.1
12) $125,000-$149,999907.4
13) $150,000-$199,999887.3
14) $200,000-$249,999342.8
15) $250,000 or more443.6
Missing79 
TOTAL1212100.0
151) Did you or any other household family member fill out a pledge card regarding church giving for the current year? (BQ33)
TOTAL%
1) Yes97776.3
2) No29122.7
3) Don't know131.0
Missing10 
TOTAL1281100.0
152) Indicate whether, during the 2010 calendar year, you or other household family members contributed any money to each of the following and, if so, give your best estimate of the total amount donated in each category: To your congregation, in regular giving (not including special offerings or contributions to a capital campaign) (BQ34A)
TOTAL%
1) No503.9
2) Yes122896.1
Missing13 
TOTAL1278100.0
153) [If BQ34A is yes] estimate how much: (BQ34A_1)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL111413120.35289576
154) Indicate whether, during the 2010 calendar year, you or other household family members contributed any money to each of the following and, if so, give your best estimate of the total amount donated in each category: To your congregation, in giving to a special capital campaign, for example for a new or remodeled building, or for a new program for the church (BQ34B)
TOTAL%
1) No75060.6
2) Yes48739.4
Missing54 
TOTAL1237100.0
155) [If BQ34B is yes] estimate how much: (BQ34B_1)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL4197300.18469530
156) Indicate whether, during the 2010 calendar year, you or other household family members contributed any money to each of the following and, if so, give your best estimate of the total amount donated in each category: To your congregation, in response to a special appeal for a ministry supported by the congregation, presbytery, or PC(U.S.A.) including the four churchwide special offerings-One Great Hour of Sharing, Pentecost, Peacemaking, and Christmas Joy (BQ34C)
TOTAL%
1) No25420.3
2) Yes99979.7
Missing38 
TOTAL1253100.0
157) [If BQ34C is yes] estimate how much: (BQ34C_1)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL8999212.67293937
158) Indicate whether, during the 2010 calendar year, you or other household family members contributed any money to each of the following and, if so, give your best estimate of the total amount donated in each category: Directly to the Presbyterian Church, (U.S.A.) or one of its ministries, such as Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (BQ34D)
TOTAL%
1) No81666.5
2) Yes41133.5
Missing64 
TOTAL1227100.0
159) [If BQ34D is yes] estimate how much: (BQ34D_1)
TOTAL%
0) None10.3
5) 520.6
10) 1072.0
15) 1520.6
20) 20123.4
25) 25246.7
30) 3030.8
40) 4051.4
50) 506016.9
60) 6020.6
75) 7541.1
80) 8010.3
100) 1009225.8
150) 150102.8
175) 17510.3
200) 2004312.1
240) 24010.3
250) 250133.7
300) 30092.5
350) 35020.6
400) 40041.1
450) 45010.3
500) 500185.1
550) 55010.3
600) 60010.3
800) 80010.3
940) 94010.3
1000) 1000102.8
1200) 120010.3
1400) 140010.3
1435) 143510.3
1500) 150030.8
1750) 175010.3
1800) 180010.3
2000) 200020.6
2500) 250010.3
4500) 450010.3
5000) 500020.6
6000) 600010.3
7000) 700010.3
7500) 750010.3
10000) 1000010.3
15000) 1500010.3
32500) 3250010.3
75000) 7500010.3
999999) Don't know41.1
Missing935 
TOTAL356100.0
160) Indicate whether, during the 2010 calendar year, you or other household family members contributed any money to each of the following and, if so, give your best estimate of the total amount donated in each category: Directly to other religious groups or religious causes outside the PC(USA) (BQ34E)
TOTAL%
1) No61649.9
2) Yes61950.1
Missing56 
TOTAL1235100.0
161) [If BQ34E is yes] estimate how much: (BQ34E_1)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL5457232.11474429
162) Indicate whether, during the 2010 calendar year, you or other household family members contributed any money to each of the following and, if so, give your best estimate of the total amount donated in each category: To non-religious charities, community organizations, or social causes (United Way, Red Cross, arts group, etc.) (BQ34F)
TOTAL%
1) No18814.9
2) Yes107385.1
Missing30 
TOTAL1261100.0
163) [If BQ34F is yes] estimate how much: (BQ34F_1)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL96210041.55890672
164) How many years have you been a member of your current congregation? (If less than one year, write 0 (zero).) (BMRBQ1)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL69623.69718
165) How far do you live from your congregation? (BMRBQ2)
TOTAL%
0) One mile or less50.7
1) 112418.2
2) 29914.5
3) 37711.3
4) 4578.4
5) 59213.5
6) 6345.0
7) 7294.3
8) 8314.6
9) 9101.5
10) 10385.6
11) 1150.7
12) 12121.8
13) 1340.6
14) 1440.6
15) 15182.6
16) 1640.6
17) 1710.1
18) 1850.7
20) 2091.3
22) 2220.3
25) 2571.0
27) 2720.3
28) 2810.1
30) 3010.1
32) 3210.1
33) 3320.3
35) 3510.1
40) 4010.1
42) 4210.1
145) 14510.1
270) 27010.1
720) 72010.1
1400) 140010.1
Missing610 
TOTAL681100.0
166) Have you ever been ordained an elder (known as a ruling elder in the new Form of Government) in a Presbyterian church? (BMRBQ3)
TOTAL%
1) Yes53978.2
2) No15021.8
Missing602 
TOTAL689100.0
167) [If BMRBQ3 is yes], are you currently serving on session? (BMRBQ3A)
TOTAL%
1) Yes43276.5
2) No13323.5
Missing726 
TOTAL565100.0
168) Have you ever been ordained a deacon in a Presbyterian church? (BMRBQ4)
TOTAL%
1) Yes27640.2
2) No41159.8
Missing604 
TOTAL687100.0
169) [If BMRBQ4 is yes], are you currently serving as a deacon? (BMRBQ4A)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, on a board of deacons279.1
2) Yes, as an independent deacon commissioned for service20.7
3) No26990.3
Missing993 
TOTAL298100.0
170) Which other positions, if any, do you currently hold in the church? Chairperson of a congregational committee or task force (BMRBQ5_1)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked44463.6
1) Checked25436.4
Missing593 
TOTAL698100.0
171) Which other positions, if any, do you currently hold in the church? Member of a congregational committee or task force (BMRBQ5_2)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked41559.5
1) Checked28340.5
Missing593 
TOTAL698100.0
172) Which other positions, if any, do you currently hold in the church? Member of a presbytery, synod, or General Assembly committee or task force (BMRBQ5_3)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked65894.3
1) Checked405.7
Missing593 
TOTAL698100.0
173) Which other positions, if any, do you currently hold in the church? Officer of a men's, women's, or youth group (BMRBQ5_4)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked61788.4
1) Checked8111.6
Missing593 
TOTAL698100.0
174) Which other positions, if any, do you currently hold in the church? Member of a men's, women's, or youth group (BMRBQ5_5)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked50672.5
1) Checked19227.5
Missing593 
TOTAL698100.0
175) Which other positions, if any, do you currently hold in the church? Organist or other musician, choir director, or praise team leader (BMRBQ5_6)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked66595.3
1) Checked334.7
Missing593 
TOTAL698100.0
176) Which other positions, if any, do you currently hold in the church? Member of a choir or praise team (BMRBQ5_7)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked55279.1
1) Checked14620.9
Missing593 
TOTAL698100.0
177) Which other positions, if any, do you currently hold in the church? Church school or Sunday school teacher or leader (BMRBQ5_8)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked55178.9
1) Checked14721.1
Missing593 
TOTAL698100.0
178) Which other positions, if any, do you currently hold in the church? Other (specify) (BMRBQ5_9)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked53776.9
1) Checked16123.1
Missing593 
TOTAL698100.0
179) In the past year, have you invited someone to attend worship at your congregation? (BMRBQ7)
TOTAL%
1) Yes45966.0
2) No23634.0
Missing596 
TOTAL695100.0
180) [If BMRBQ7 is yes] how many people would you estimate you have invited in the past year? (BMRBQ7A)
TOTAL%
0) 20.4
1) 357.8
2) 12628.0
3) 8017.8
4) 7917.6
5) 449.8
6) 286.2
7) 30.7
8) 102.2
9) 40.9
10) 255.6
11) 10.2
12) 30.7
14) 10.2
15) 20.4
16) 10.2
20) 40.9
30) 10.2
50) 10.2
Missing841 
TOTAL450100.0
181) How many hours, if any, during the past month have you...? Attended programs or events at your church besides worship (if you attended Sunday school, include those hours here) (BMRBQ8A)
TOTAL%
1) 0 hours9514.0
2) 1-2 hours14621.6
3) 3-5 hours19228.4
4) 6-10 hours16023.6
5) 11-20 hours639.3
6) 21 or more hours213.1
Missing614 
TOTAL677100.0
182) How many hours, if any, during the past month have you...? Given volunteer time at your church to teach, lead, serve on a committee, or help with some program or event (BMRBQ8B)
TOTAL%
1) 0 hours10215.1
2) 1-2 hours15723.3
3) 3-5 hours17025.2
4) 6-10 hours14521.5
5) 11-20 hours619.0
6) 21 or more hours405.9
Missing616 
TOTAL675100.0
183) How many hours, if any, during the past month have you...? Participated in a religious event, program, or group sponsored by a church or other religious organization that took place in a home or other facility away from your church (BMRBQ8C)
TOTAL%
1) 0 hours36156.7
2) 1-2 hours13721.5
3) 3-5 hours7912.4
4) 6-10 hours365.7
5) 11-20 hours152.4
6) 21 or more hours91.4
Missing654 
TOTAL637100.0
184) How many hours, if any, during the past month have you...? Given volunteer time, apart from church programs, to help the less fortunate or to help make your own community a better place to live (that is, through volunteer or community work) (BMRBQ8D)
TOTAL%
1) 0 hours24337.3
2) 1-2 hours14622.4
3) 3-5 hours11317.3
4) 6-10 hours7211.0
5) 11-20 hours365.5
6) 21 or more hours426.4
Missing639 
TOTAL652100.0
185) Have you ever tried to encourage someone to believe in Jesus Christ or accept Him as a personal savior? (BMRBQ13)
TOTAL%
1) Yes43864.4
2) No24235.6
Missing611 
TOTAL680100.0
186) What is the highest level of education you have completed? (BMRBQ29)
TOTAL%
1) Some high school or less30.4
2) High school diploma618.8
3) Some college, but no degree10415.0
4) Associate degree344.9
5) Bachelor's degree17325.0
6) Some graduate work7110.3
7) Graduate degree24635.5
Missing599 
TOTAL692100.0
187) Please indicate your employment status. Employed full-time (BMRBQ30_1)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked49270.5
1) Checked20629.5
Missing593 
TOTAL698100.0
188) Please indicate your employment status. Employed part-time (BMRBQ30_2)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked62489.4
1) Checked7410.6
Missing593 
TOTAL698100.0
189) Please indicate your employment status. Self-employed full-time (BMRBQ30_3)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked66395.0
1) Checked355.0
Missing593 
TOTAL698100.0
190) Please indicate your employment status. Self-employed part-time (BMRBQ30_4)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked66495.1
1) Checked344.9
Missing593 
TOTAL698100.0
191) Please indicate your employment status. Unemployed (BMRBQ30_5)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked68598.1
1) Checked131.9
Missing593 
TOTAL698100.0
192) Please indicate your employment status. Retired (BMRBQ30_6)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked33848.4
1) Checked36051.6
Missing593 
TOTAL698100.0
193) Please indicate your employment status. Full-time homemaker (BMRBQ30_7)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked65794.1
1) Checked415.9
Missing593 
TOTAL698100.0
194) Please indicate your employment status. Student (BMRBQ30_8)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked69098.9
1) Checked81.1
Missing593 
TOTAL698100.0
195) Please indicate your employment status. Other (specify) (BMRBQ30_9)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked68397.9
1) Checked152.1
Missing593 
TOTAL698100.0
196) In what year were you ordained as a minister of the Word and Sacrament (also known as a teaching elder in the new Form of Government)? (BMINBQ1)
TOTAL%
1957) 10.2
1961) 20.3
1962) 10.2
1964) 20.3
1966) 10.2
1968) 40.7
1969) 40.7
1970) 61.0
1971) 71.2
1972) 71.2
1973) 142.4
1974) 162.7
1975) 122.0
1976) 142.4
1977) 122.0
1978) 193.2
1979) 193.2
1980) 213.6
1981) 162.7
1982) 193.2
1983) 152.6
1984) 203.4
1985) 142.4
1986) 91.5
1987) 152.6
1988) 152.6
1989) 183.1
1990) 183.1
1991) 122.0
1992) 142.4
1993) 142.4
1994) 111.9
1995) 71.2
1996) 162.7
1997) 142.4
1998) 50.9
1999) 91.5
2000) 193.2
2001) 122.0
2002) 223.7
2003) 183.1
2004) 91.5
2005) 91.5
2006) 122.0
2007) 193.2
2008) 162.7
2009) 162.7
2010) 71.2
2011) 50.9
Missing704 
TOTAL587100.0
197) In what denomination were you ordained? (BMINBQ2)
TOTAL%
1) Presbyterian Church (U.S.A) or one of its predecessor denominations54893.7
2) Other376.3
Missing706 
TOTAL585100.0
198) Before entering seminary for your M.Div. or B.D. degree, were you engaged in any long-term secular job or career? (BMINBQ3)
TOTAL%
1) Yes24641.8
2) No34358.2
Missing702 
TOTAL589100.0
199) [If BMINBQ3 is yes], how long were you in that job or career? (BMINBQ3A)
TOTAL%
1) 31.2
2) 197.7
3) 187.3
4) 197.7
5) 166.5
6) 114.5
7) 208.1
8) 166.5
9) 41.6
10) 249.8
11) 52.0
12) 93.7
13) 10.4
14) 104.1
15) 114.5
16) 62.4
17) 62.4
18) 52.0
19) 20.8
20) 124.9
21) 10.4
22) 20.8
23) 62.4
24) 31.2
25) 83.3
26) 20.8
30) 41.6
32) 20.8
35) 10.4
Missing1045 
TOTAL246100.0
200) From what seminary or other school did you receive your M.Div. or B.D.? (BMINBQ4)
TOTAL%
1) Auburn-Union (New York)122.0
2) Austin386.5
3) Columbia467.8
4) Dubuque254.3
5) Evangelical Seminary of Puerto Rico20.3
6) Fuller345.8
7) Gordon-Conwell264.4
8) Johnson C. Smith20.3
9) Louisville386.5
10) McCormick315.3
11) Pittsburgh417.0
12) Princeton9516.2
13) San Francisco305.1
14) Union (Virginia)508.5
15) Other11719.9
Missing704 
TOTAL587100.0
201) In what year did you receive your M.Div. or B.D. degree? (BMINBQ5)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL5861988.49512
202) Are you currently employed? (BMINBQ6)
TOTAL%
1) Yes53891.0
2) No - not employed223.7
3) No - retired315.2
Missing700 
TOTAL591100.0
203) Which category(-ies) best describes your current employment? Pastor, co-pastor, associate pastor, interim pastor, supply pastor, or other pastoral leader of a congregation (BMINBQ7_1)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked16828.4
1) Checked42371.6
Missing700 
TOTAL591100.0
204) Which category(-ies) best describes your current employment? A non-pastoral position in a congregation (BMINBQ7_2)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked58799.3
1) Checked40.7
Missing700 
TOTAL591100.0
205) Which category(-ies) best describes your current employment? Faculty or staff at a seminary or theological school (BMINBQ7_3)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked57897.8
1) Checked132.2
Missing700 
TOTAL591100.0
206) Which category(-ies) best describes your current employment? Faculty or staff at another educational institution (BMINBQ7_4)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked56395.3
1) Checked284.7
Missing700 
TOTAL591100.0
207) Which category(-ies) best describes your current employment? Chaplain in the military (BMINBQ7_5)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked59099.8
1) Checked10.2
Missing700 
TOTAL591100.0
208) Which category(-ies) best describes your current employment? Chaplain in a hospital or other health-care facility (BMINBQ7_6)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked55894.4
1) Checked335.6
Missing700 
TOTAL591100.0
209) Which category(-ies) best describes your current employment? Other chaplain (BMINBQ7_7)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked57296.8
1) Checked193.2
Missing700 
TOTAL591100.0
210) Which category(-ies) best describes your current employment? PCUSA national, synod, or presbytery staff (BMINBQ7_8)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked57096.4
1) Checked213.6
Missing700 
TOTAL591100.0
211) Which category(-ies) best describes your current employment? Staff of an ecumenical or non-denominational agency (BMINBQ7_9)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked58699.2
1) Checked50.8
Missing700 
TOTAL591100.0
212) Which category(-ies) best describes your current employment? Professional pastoral counselor (BMINBQ7_10)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked58098.1
1) Checked111.9
Missing700 
TOTAL591100.0
213) Which category(-ies) best describes your current employment? Other employment with a religious organization (specify) (BMINBQ7_11)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked58098.1
1) Checked111.9
Missing700 
TOTAL591100.0
214) Which category(-ies) best describes your current employment? All other (including secular) employment (specify) (BMINBQ7_12)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked56295.1
1) Checked294.9
Missing700 
TOTAL591100.0
215) How man congregations do you currently serve as pastor? (Include congregations you are serving as a stated or temporary supply pastor.) (BMINBQ8)
TOTAL%
1) One41094.9
2) Two or more yoked congregations122.8
3) Two or more non-yoked congregations102.3
Missing859 
TOTAL432100.0
216) If two or more congregations, how many? (BMINBQ8A)
TOTAL%
2) 1986.4
3) 313.6
Missing1269 
TOTAL22100.0
217) In your service as a pastor of a congregation or congregations, approximately how many hours a week: (If you serve more than one congregation, provide the combined total hours.) Are you paid to work as a pastor? (BMINBQ9B)
TOTAL%
0) 41.1
1) 10.3
2) 20.6
8) 10.3
10) 82.2
12) 20.6
15) 10.3
18) 10.3
19) 10.3
20) 236.4
24) 41.1
25) 71.9
28) 20.6
30) 71.9
32) 20.6
35) 71.9
37) 10.3
40) 16345.4
42) 10.3
45) 236.4
46) 10.3
48) 123.3
50) 5013.9
52) 10.3
54) 10.3
55) 82.2
60) 92.5
62) 10.3
75) 10.3
84) 10.3
99) 113.1
168) 20.6
Missing932 
TOTAL359100.0
218) Do you currently live in a manse or other housing provided by your congregation? (BMINBQ10)
TOTAL%
1) Yes8419.5
2) No34680.5
Missing861 
TOTAL430100.0
219) What is the pastoral position(s) that you currently occupy in a congregation: Pastor (BMINBQ11_1)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked30150.9
1) Checked29049.1
Missing700 
TOTAL591100.0
220) What is the pastoral position(s) that you currently occupy in a congregation: Associate pastor (BMINBQ11_2)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked54391.9
1) Checked488.1
Missing700 
TOTAL591100.0
221) What is the pastoral position(s) that you currently occupy in a congregation: Co-pastor (BMINBQ11_3)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked57397.0
1) Checked183.0
Missing700 
TOTAL591100.0
222) What is the pastoral position(s) that you currently occupy in a congregation: Stated or temporary supply pastor (BMINBQ11_4)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked55093.1
1) Checked416.9
Missing700 
TOTAL591100.0
223) What is the pastoral position(s) that you currently occupy in a congregation: Interim pastor (BMINBQ11_5)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked57196.6
1) Checked203.4
Missing700 
TOTAL591100.0
224) What is the pastoral position(s) that you currently occupy in a congregation: Designated pastor (BMINBQ11_6)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked58098.1
1) Checked111.9
Missing700 
TOTAL591100.0
225) What is the pastoral position(s) that you currently occupy in a congregation: Parish associate (BMINBQ11_7)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked58498.8
1) Checked71.2
Missing700 
TOTAL591100.0
226) What is the pastoral position(s) that you currently occupy in a congregation: Other (BMINBQ11_8)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked57998.0
1) Checked122.0
Missing700 
TOTAL591100.0
227) Is the congregation (or other organization) with which you are employed affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A)? (BMINBQ12)
TOTAL%
1) Yes47083.8
2) No7012.5
3) I am employed with two or more congregations or organizations and at least one of them is affiliated with the PC(USA) and at least one is not71.2
4) Not employed [web only]142.5
Missing730 
TOTAL561100.0
228) Have you worshipped at a PC(USA) congregation a majority of times? (BMINBQ13A)
TOTAL%
1) Yes49292.3
2) No417.7
Missing758 
TOTAL533100.0
229) Over the past year, approximately how often have you engaged in the following activities? Met with other ministers in a pastoral support or peer group (BMINBQ19H)
TOTAL%
1) Daily-almost daily101.7
2) Several times a week142.4
3) Weekly7212.2
4) Several times a month9315.8
5) Once a month18331.0
6) Less than once a month15325.9
7) Never6511.0
Missing701 
TOTAL590100.0
230) Is your husband or wife an ordained minister? (BMINBQ30)
TOTAL%
1) Yes8817.7
2) No40882.3
Missing795 
TOTAL496100.0
231) [If BMINBQ30 is yes] Is he or she a minister in the PC(USA)? (BMINBQ30A)
TOTAL%
1) Yes7886.7
2) No1213.3
Missing1201 
TOTAL90100.0