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New Evangelical Movement Congregations, Pastors Survey, 1992 - Codebook

All frequencies are raw numbers (no weights used).

1) Case ID (CASE)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total396198.79114.94
2) Location of church (state) (CHSTATE)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total35634.7114.85
3) How would you describe the social class composition of the neighborhood in which your congregation is located? (SOCCLASS)
 TOTAL%
1) Upper class30.9
2) Upper middle class226.8
3) Middle class -- white collar8526.3
4) Middle class -- working class15347.4
5) Lower middle class5316.4
6) Lower class72.2
Missing74
Total323100.0
4) Which of the categories below most closely describes the location of the church that you pastor? (LOCATION)
 TOTAL%
1) In a small town (under 50,000)12933.3
2) In a medium city (50,000-250,000)11730.2
3) In a large city (over 250,000)7920.4
4) In a suburb near a medium-size city133.4
5) In a suburb near a large-size city4912.7
Missing10
Total387100.0
5) Please estimate the racial/ethnic composition of the community in which your church is located. -- Percentage black (i.e. 10 = 10 percent black) (BLA_COMM)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total3329.7212.88
6) Please estimate the racial/ethnic composition of the community in which your church is located. -- Percentage Asian (i.e. 10 = 10 percent Asian) (ASIACOMM)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total2807.4814.23
7) Please estimate the racial/ethnic composition of the community in which your church is located. -- Percentage white (10 = 10 percent white) (WHT_COMM)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total38573.6222.35
8) Please estimate the racial/ethnic composition of the community in which your church is located. -- Percentage Hispanic (i.e. 10 = 10 percent Hispanic) (HISPCOMM)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total30814.3515.83
9) Please estimate the racial/ethnic composition of the community in which your church is located. -- Percentage Other1 (i.e. 10 = 10 percent other) (OTH1COMM)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total1046.3810.32
10) Please estimate the racial/ethnic composition of the community in which your church is located. -- Percentage Other2 (i.e. 10 = 10 percent other) 999=Missing (OTH2COMM)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total397988.9499.90
11) Please indicate the racial/ethnic composition of your congregation. -- Percentage black (i.e. 10 = 10 percent black) (BLK_CONG)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total2563.244.71
12) Please indicate the racial/ethnic composition of your congregation. -- Percentage Asian(i.e. 10 = 10 percent Asian) (ASIACONG)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total2165.4215.48
13) Please indicate the racial/ethnic composition of your congregation. -- Percentage white (i.e. 10 = 10 percent white) (WHT_CONG)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total38986.8017.61
14) Please indicate the racial/ethnic composition of your congregation. -- Percentage Hispanic (i.e. 10 = 10 percent Hispanic) (HISPCONG)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total27312.3217.48
15) Please indicate the racial/ethnic composition of your congregation. -- Percentage Other1 (i.e. 10 = 10 percent other) (OTH1CONG)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total714.259.17
16) Please indicate the racial/ethnic composition of your congregation. -- Percentage Other2 (i.e. 10 = 10 percent other) (OTH2CONG)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total90.672.00
17) Please indicate the age characteristics of your congregation on a typical Sunday morning. -- Percentage of children 12 years or younger (PCTLT12)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total37826.1911.78
18) Please indicate the age characteristics of your congregation on a typical Sunday morning. -- Percentage of adolescents between the ages of 13 and 17 (PCT13T17)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total3688.7411.54
19) Please indicate the age characteristics of your congregation on a typical Sunday morning. -- Percentage of young adults between the ages of 18 and 22 (PCT18T22)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total3488.3812.09
20) Please indicate the age characteristics of your congregation on a typical Sunday morning. -- Percentage of adults between the ages of 23 and 32 (PCT23T32)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total38026.8033.09
21) Please indicate the age characteristics of your congregation on a typical Sunday morning. -- Percentage of adults between the ages of 33 and 45 (PCT33T45)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total37828.2613.06
22) Please indicate the age characteristics of your congregation on a typical Sunday morning. -- Percentage of adults 46 years of age or older (PCTGT45)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total3588.516.05
23) Please estimate the following sex characteristics of adults in your congregation -- Percentage of females (PCTFEMAL)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total38254.186.26
24) Please estimate the following sex characteristics of adults in your congregation -- Percentage of males (PCTMALE)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total38245.876.13
25) Please estimate the following marital status characteristics of adults in your congregation -- Percentage of single, never married (SING_NM)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total37118.1814.16
26) Please estimate the following marital status characteristics of adults in your congregation -- Percentage of married, never divorced (MARR_ND)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total37752.1019.28
27) Please estimate the following marital status characteristics of adults in your congregation -- Percentage of married and previously divorced (MARR_PD)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total35719.5515.23
28) Please estimate the following marital status characteristics of adults in your congregation -- Percentage of divorced (DIVOR)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total3478.408.79
29) Please estimate the following marital status characteristics of adults in your congregation -- Percentage of separated (SEPAR)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total2963.032.88
30) Please estimate the following marital status characteristics of adults in your congregation -- Percentage of widowed (WIDOW)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total2712.442.63
31) Please estimate the following education characteristics of adults in your congregation (highest levels attained) -- Percentage that are less than high school graduates (LTHSGRAD)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total3218.7010.93
32) Please estimate the following education characteristics of adults in your congregation (highest levels attained) -- Percentage that are high school graduates (HSGRAD)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total36535.9123.26
33) Please estimate the following education characteristics of adults in your congregation (highest levels attained) -- Percentage that have had some college, trade, or vocational school (SOMECOLL)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total36529.1818.52
34) Please estimate the following education characteristics of adults in your congregation (highest levels attained) -- Percentage that are college graduates (COLLGRAD)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total36825.4317.16
35) Please estimate the following education characteristics of adults in your congregation (highest levels attained) -- Percentage that have done post-graduate work or achieved graduate degrees (GRADSCH)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total3317.756.55
36) Please estimate the following socio-economic status characteristics of adults in your congregation -- Percentage that are upper-class or upper middle-class professionals (UPPCLASS)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total3138.119.47
37) Please estimate the following socio-economic status characteristics of adults in your congregation -- Percentage that are middle-class white-collar professionals (MIDWHITE)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total35827.5619.35
38) Please estimate the following socio-economic status characteristics of adults in your congregation -- Percentage that are middle-class blue-collar workers (MIDBLUE)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total36839.8720.74
39) Please estimate the following socio-economic status characteristics of adults in your congregation -- Percentage that are lower middle-class workers (LOWMID)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total34520.1516.49
40) Please estimate the following socio-economic status characteristics of adults in your congregation -- Percentage that are lower-class workers (LOWCLASS)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total28610.9912.73
41) Please estimate the following characteristics of adults in your congregation -- Percent currently unemployed (who are seeking work) (UNEMPLOY)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total3216.679.34
42) In what year was this congregation founded? 19_____ (FOUNDED)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total38889.2591.88
43) Has this church always been affiliated with the Vineyard? (AFFVINE)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes29977.5
2) No8722.5
Missing11
Total386100.0
44) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHOSE CHURCH HAS NOT ALWAYS BEEN AFFILIATED WITH THE VINEYARD: In what year did it affiliate as a Vineyard Fellowship? 19_____ (YRAFFIL)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total20286.197.34
45) Not counting yourself, how many other senior pastors of this congregation have there been since this church was started? (SRPASTRN)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total3670.431.07
46) Please indicate the typical Sunday morning attendance during each of the following calendar years. -- 1988 (ATT1988)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total263216.75460.50
47) Please indicate the typical Sunday morning attendance during each of the following calendar years. -- 1989 (ATT1989)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total288244.41506.58
48) Please indicate the typical Sunday morning attendance during each of the following calendar years. -- 1990 (ATT1990)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total331262.94550.72
49) Please indicate the typical Sunday morning attendance during each of the following calendar years. -- 1991 (ATT1991)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total378299.33615.44
50) What is the annual budget of your church? (BUDGET)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total366182,226.70314,268.47
51) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHOSE CHURCH HAS A BUILDING FUND: Approximately how much money have you accumulated in this fund? (BUILDFND)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total18449,066.48103,671.28
52) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHOSE CHURCH HAS A BUILDING FUND: What is the purpose of the fund? (FNDPRPSE)
 TOTAL%
1) To upgrade facilities4032.5
2) To build new facilities8367.5
Missing274
Total123100.0
53) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHOSE CHURCH HAS A BUILDING FUND: When do you plan on beginning construction? (1990 = plan to begin construction in 1990) (CONSTRCT)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total58103.20255.58
54) In what type of facilities does your church currently meet? -- Rented facilities (RENTFACL)
 TOTAL%
1) Checked30977.8
2) Not checked8822.2
Total397100.0
55) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE RENTING FACILITIES (RENTFACL): Please specify the type of facility your church currently meets in (e.g., school, community hall, etc.) (CHURFACL)
56) In what type of facilities does your church currently meet? -- Our own facilities (OWNFACL)
 TOTAL%
1) Checked8721.9
2) Not checked31078.1
Total397100.0
57) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO OWN FACILITIES (OWNFACL): What is the approximate size of your grounds in acres? (GRNDSIZE)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total81395.582,505.18
58) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO OWN FACILITIES (OWNFACL): What is the approximate size of your buildings in square feet? (BLDGSIZE)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total8616,127.3619,869.89
59) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO BOTH RENT AND OWN FACILITIES: What is the size of grounds that you own in acres? (GRDSIZE)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total63.834.26
60) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO BOTH RENT AND OWN FACILITIES: What is the size of buildings that you own in square feet? (BLDGSIZ)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total79,027.8610,905.73
61) Your sex? (SEX)
 TOTAL%
1) Male391100.0
Missing6
Total391100.0
62) Your race? (RACE)
 TOTAL%
1) White37195.1
2) Hispanic153.8
3) Asian30.8
5) Black10.3
Missing7
Total390100.0
63) Your age in years? (AGE)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total39040.286.50
64) Your marital status? (MAR_STAT)
 TOTAL%
1) Never married30.8
2) Married, never divorced33886.7
3) Married and previously divorced4812.3
4) Divorced10.3
Missing7
Total390100.0
65) Do you have children or youth living in your household in any of the following groups? -- Less than 5 years old (CHLT5)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes13097.7
2) No32.3
Missing264
Total133100.0
66) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE CHILDREN LESS THAN 5 YEARS OLD LIVING IN THEIR HOUSEHOLD: How many children do you have less than 5 years old living in your household? (CHLT5N)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total1271.470.71
67) Do you have children or youth living in your household in any of the following groups? -- 5 to 12 years old (CH5T12)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes23798.8
2) No31.3
Missing157
Total240100.0
68) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE CHILDREN BETWEEN THE AGES OF 5 AND 12 LIVING IN THEIR HOUSEHOLD: How many children do you have between 5 and 12 years old living in your household? (CH5T12N)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total2301.871.03
69) Do you have children or youth living in your household in any of the following groups? -- 13 to 17 years old (CH13T17)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes14798.7
2) No21.3
Missing248
Total149100.0
70) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE CHILDREN BETWEEN THE AGES OF 13 AND 17 YEARS OLD LIVING IN THEIR HOUSEHOLD: How many children do you have between 13 and 17 years old living in your household? (CH13T17N)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total1421.560.74
71) Do you have children or youth living in your household in any of the following groups? -- 18 to 22 years old (CH18T22)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes6698.5
2) No11.5
Missing330
Total67100.0
72) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE CHILDREN BETWEEN THE AGES OF 18 AND 22 YEARS OLD LIVING IN YOUR HOUSEHOLD: How many children do you have between 18 and 22 years old living in your household? (CH18T22N)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total611.300.62
73) Do you have children or youth living in your household in any of the following groups? -- Over 22 years old (CHGT22)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes17100.0
Missing380
Total17100.0
74) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE CHILDREN OVER 22 YEARS OLD LIVING IN THEIR HOUSEHOLD: How many children do you have over 22 years old do you have living in your household? (CHGT22N)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total161.250.58
75) Does your family household include a stepparent or a stepchild? (STEPCHPT)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes246.2
2) No36493.8
Missing9
Total388100.0
76) What is the highest level of (non-seminary/non-ministry related) formal education that you have completed? (EDUC)
 TOTAL%
1) Less than high school graduate20.5
2) High school graduate4511.5
3) Some college, trade, or vocational school14837.9
4) College degree11930.4
5) Post-graduate work348.7
6) Post-graduate degree4311.0
Missing6
Total391100.0
77) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE MARRIED: What is your spouse's education? (EDUC_SP)
 TOTAL%
1) Less than high school graduate133.4
2) High school graduate7820.1
3) Some college, trade, or vocational school17043.8
4) College degree8421.6
5) Post-graduate work256.4
6) Post-graduate degree184.6
Missing9
Total388100.0
78) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE MARRIED: What is your spouse's employment status? (EMPLY_SP)
 TOTAL%
1) Working full time5614.7
2) Working part time11329.6
3) Unemployed, laid off, looking for work10.3
4) Not working because of temporary illness, vacation, or strike20.5
5) Retired30.8
6) In school20.5
7) Keeping house20553.7
Missing15
Total382100.0
79) At age 16, in what city were you living? (CTYAT16)
80) At age 16, in what state were you living? (ST_AT16)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total37134.1015.92
81) Which of the categories comes closest to the type of place you were living at age 16? (TOWNTYPE)
 TOTAL%
1) In a small town (under 50,000)10126.2
2) In a medium city (50,000-250,000)11930.8
3) In a large city (over 250,000)8622.3
4) In open country, but not on a farm143.6
5) On a farm174.4
6) In a suburb near a medium city143.6
7) In a suburb near a large city359.1
Missing11
Total386100.0
82) How would you describe the religious affiliation of your upbringing? (CHRELAFF)
 TOTAL%
1) Fundamentalist Protestant5614.5
2) Evangelical Protestant9524.6
3) Liberal Protestant6015.5
4) Roman Catholic8622.3
5) No affiliation6917.9
6) Other205.2
Missing11
Total386100.0
83) How frequently did you attend Sunday morning services per month in the church of your upbringing? (SNDYSERV)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total3652.971.83
84) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE MARRIED: How would you describe the religious affiliation of your spouse's upbringing? (RELAFFSP)
 TOTAL%
1) Fundamentalist Protestant5915.6
2) Evangelical Protestant10628.1
3) Liberal Protestant6517.2
4) Roman Catholic8723.1
5) No affiliation4411.7
6) Other164.2
Missing20
Total377100.0
85) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE MARRIED: How frequently did your spouse attend Sunday morning services (per month in the church of spouse's upbringing)? (SDYSERSP)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total3683.222.10
86) How would you describe your religious affiliation during the year before you became involved with the Vineyard Fellowship? (AFFYBVIN)
 TOTAL%
1) Fundamentalist Protestant5113.5
2) Evangelical Protestant19852.4
3) Liberal Protestant92.4
4) Roman Catholic164.2
5) No affiliation7519.8
6) Other297.7
Missing19
Total378100.0
87) How frequently were you attending Sunday morning services per month before the year that you became involved with the Vineyard Fellowship? (ATTYBVIN)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total3783.983.04
88) At what age did you become a born-again Christian? (AGEBNAGN)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total39119.258.03
89) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE BORN-AGAIN CHRISTIANS: In what Christian group or church did this born-again experience occur? (WHERBNAG)
 TOTAL%
1) Vineyard5815.1
2) Other32684.9
Missing13
Total384100.0
90) Check all of the following that describe your family experience as a child -- For some part of my childhood, I lived in a single-parent family. (CHSINGPT)
 TOTAL%
1) Checked7919.9
2) Not checked31880.1
Total397100.0
91) Check all of the following that describe your family experience as a child -- My parents divorced while I was still living at home. (CHDIVOR)
 TOTAL%
1) Checked6917.4
2) Not checked32882.6
Total397100.0
92) Check all of the following that describe your family experience as a child -- One or both of my parents abused alcohol or drugs. (ABUSALCO)
 TOTAL%
1) Checked11228.2
2) Not checked28571.8
Total397100.0
93) Check all of the following that describe your family experience as a child -- I grew up in a loving and nurturing family environment. (NURTURE)
 TOTAL%
1) Checked24361.2
2) Not checked15438.8
Total397100.0
94) Check all of the following that describe your family experience as a child -- One or both of my parents attended church almost weekly. (PRTATCHU)
 TOTAL%
1) Checked22255.9
2) Not checked17544.1
Total397100.0
95) Check all of the following that describe your family experience as a child -- One of my parents was a pastor/minister of a church. (PRTMNSTR)
 TOTAL%
1) Checked317.8
2) Not checked36692.2
Total397100.0
96) Most of the following questions are drawn from national option surveys. Please feel free not to answer any questions that you consider to be too personal. Please indicate your level of agreement with each of the following statements. -- Prayer is an important part of my daily life. (PRT_MIN)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree37294.4
2) Somewhat agree215.3
4) Strongly disagree10.3
Missing3
Total394100.0
97) Most of the following questions are drawn from national option surveys. Please feel free not to answer any questions that you consider to be too personal. Please indicate your level of agreement with each of the following statements. -- I am very interested in politics and national affairs. (POLITICS)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree11529.5
2) Somewhat agree23961.3
3) Somewhat disagree338.5
5) Not sure/don't know30.8
Missing7
Total390100.0
98) Most of the following questions are drawn from national option surveys. Please feel free not to answer any questions that you consider to be too personal. Please indicate your level of agreement with each of the following statements. -- The public elementary schools in this area should teach sex education in grades four through eight. (SEX_EDUC)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree41.0
2) Somewhat agree4511.6
3) Somewhat disagree9323.9
4) Strongly disagree22958.9
5) Not sure/don't know184.6
Missing8
Total389100.0
99) Most of the following questions are drawn from national option surveys. Please feel free not to answer any questions that you consider to be too personal. Please indicate your level of agreement with each of the following statements. -- I would object if a member of my family wanted to bring a friend of a different race home to dinner. (RACE_REL)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree71.8
2) Somewhat agree30.8
3) Somewhat disagree61.5
4) Strongly disagree37595.4
5) Not sure/don't know20.5
Missing4
Total393100.0
100) Most of the following questions are drawn from national option surveys. Please feel free not to answer any questions that you consider to be too personal. Please indicate your level of agreement with each of the following statements. -- Minority races should not push themselves where they're not wanted. (MINORITY)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree30.8
2) Somewhat agree3810.2
3) Somewhat disagree9926.5
4) Strongly disagree19752.8
5) Not sure/don't know369.7
Missing24
Total373100.0
101) Most of the following questions are drawn from national option surveys. Please feel free not to answer any questions that you consider to be too personal. Please indicate your level of agreement with each of the following statements. -- There should be laws against marriages between minority races and whites. (INTRRACE)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree20.5
3) Somewhat disagree143.6
4) Strongly disagree37294.9
5) Not sure/don't know41.0
Missing5
Total392100.0
102) Most of the following questions are drawn from national option surveys. Please feel free not to answer any questions that you consider to be too personal. Please indicate your level of agreement with each of the following statements. -- Women should take care of running their homes, and leave running the country up to men. (GNDRRACE)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree225.7
2) Somewhat agree7319.1
3) Somewhat disagree13033.9
4) Strongly disagree14938.9
5) Not sure/don't know92.3
Missing14
Total383100.0
103) Most of the following questions are drawn from national option surveys. Please feel free not to answer any questions that you consider to be too personal. Please indicate your level of agreement with each of the following statements. -- I approve of a married woman earning money in business or industry if she has a husband capable of supporting her. (FAMROLE)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree8422.2
2) Somewhat agree17646.4
3) Somewhat disagree6316.6
4) Strongly disagree307.9
5) Not sure/don't know266.9
Missing18
Total379100.0
104) Most of the following questions are drawn from national option surveys. Please feel free not to answer any questions that you consider to be too personal. Please indicate your level of agreement with each of the following statements. -- Most men are better suited emotionally for politics than most women. (MENINPOL)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree4411.6
2) Somewhat agree14337.6
3) Somewhat disagree8021.1
4) Strongly disagree6717.6
5) Not sure/don't know4612.1
Missing17
Total380100.0
105) Most of the following questions are drawn from national option surveys. Please feel free not to answer any questions that you consider to be too personal. Please indicate your level of agreement with each of the following statements. -- It should be possible for a pregnant woman to obtain a legal abortion if she is married and does not want any more children. (PREGABOR)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree10.3
3) Somewhat disagree41.0
4) Strongly disagree38798.5
5) Not sure/don't know10.3
Missing4
Total393100.0
106) Most of the following questions are drawn from national option surveys. Please feel free not to answer any questions that you consider to be too personal. Please indicate your level of agreement with each of the following statements. -- It should be possible for a woman to obtain a legal abortion if she wants it for any reason. (ABORTION)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree10.3
3) Somewhat disagree20.5
4) Strongly disagree38899.0
5) Not sure/don't know10.3
Missing5
Total392100.0
107) What is your political party affiliation? (POLPARTY)
 TOTAL%
1) Republican29677.5
2) Independent205.2
3) Democrat71.8
4) No affiliation5915.4
Missing15
Total382100.0
108) How often during elections do you try to show people why they should vote for one of the parties or candidates? (INFLVOTE)
 TOTAL%
1) Often235.9
2) Sometimes10025.6
3) Rarely14436.8
4) Never12431.7
Missing6
Total391100.0
109) In terms of politics, do you consider yourself? (LIBVSCON)
 TOTAL%
3) Slightly liberal51.3
4) Moderate, middle of the road164.1
5) I don't care about politics30.8
6) Slightly conservative7018.1
7) Conservative25966.9
8) Extremely conservative277.0
9) I don't know71.8
Missing10
Total387100.0
110) In the 1988 presidential election, I voted for: (PRESELEC)
 TOTAL%
1) George Bush33790.1
2) Another candidate20.5
3) Michael Dukakis30.8
4) I didn't vote in this election328.6
Missing23
Total374100.0
111) Should someone who is against all churches and religion -- Be allowed to make a speech in your city? (FREESPCH)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes34789.7
2) No277.0
3) I don't know133.4
Missing10
Total387100.0
112) Should someone who is against all churches and religion -- Be allowed to teach in a college or university? (TEACH)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes32083.1
2) No4712.2
3) I don't know184.7
Missing12
Total385100.0
113) If some people in your community suggested that a book written against churches and religion be taken out of our public library, would you favor removing this book or not? (CENSOR)
 TOTAL%
1) Favor7118.5
2) Not favor24564.0
3) I don't know6717.5
Missing14
Total383100.0
114) Suppose there is a community-wide vote on the general housing issue. Of these two possible laws, which would you vote for? (LAW)
 TOTAL%
1) A law saying that a homeowner can decide for himself whom to sell his house to even if he prefers not to sell to minority races.11429.6
2) A law saying that a homeowner cannot refuse to sell to someone because of his/her race or color.24162.6
3) I don't know307.8
Missing12
Total385100.0
115) What is your opinion about a married person having sexual relations with someone other than the marriage partner? (EXMARREL)
 TOTAL%
1) It is always wrong39299.5
2) It is almost always wrong10.3
3) I don't know10.3
Missing3
Total394100.0
116) What is your opinion about sexual relations between two adults of the same sex? (SAMESEX)
 TOTAL%
1) It is always wrong39199.5
4) It is wrong only sometimes10.3
5) It is not wrong at all10.3
Missing4
Total393100.0
117) Growing up, how frequently did you attend rock concerts? (RCKCNRT)
 TOTAL%
1) Often10125.7
2) A few times18146.1
3) Once194.8
4) Never9223.4
Missing4
Total393100.0
118) How do you rate your musical skills/aptitude compared to that of the general population? (MUSIC)
 TOTAL%
1) Very low5514.0
2) Somewhat low4110.4
3) Average13033.0
4) Somewhat high13233.5
5) Very high369.1
Missing3
Total394100.0
119) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE MUSICAL SKILLS: How frequently do you sing or play at worship services? (CHURMUSC)
 TOTAL%
1) Never9931.7
2) Occasionally8326.6
3) Fairly frequently309.6
4) Frequently10032.1
Missing85
Total312100.0
120) (Optional) Prior to becoming a Christian, how often did you have the following experiences? (You may skip this question if you consider the answers to be too personal.) -- Smoked marijuana and/or used illegal drugs (SMKEPOT)
 TOTAL%
1) Often13436.0
2) A few times8623.1
3) Once195.1
4) Never13335.8
Missing25
Total372100.0
121) (Optional) Prior to becoming a Christian, how often did you have the following experiences? (You may skip this question if you consider the answers to be too personal.) -- Abused alcohol (ABUSEALC)
 TOTAL%
1) Often16243.4
2) A few times11430.6
3) Once71.9
4) Never9024.1
Missing24
Total373100.0
122) (Optional) Prior to becoming a Christian, how often did you have the following experiences? (You may skip this question if you consider the answers to be too personal.) -- Engaged in homosexual activity (HOMOSEX)
 TOTAL%
1) Often20.6
2) A few times102.8
3) Once61.7
4) Never34595.0
Missing34
Total363100.0
123) (Optional) Prior to becoming a Christian, how often did you have the following experiences? (You may skip this question if you consider the answers to be too personal.) -- Engaged in premarital sex (PRMARSEX)
 TOTAL%
1) Often12635.0
2) A few times10529.2
3) Once205.6
4) Never10930.3
Missing37
Total360100.0
124) (Optional) Prior to becoming a Christian, how often did you have the following experiences? (You may skip this question if you consider the answers to be too personal.) -- Engaged in extramarital sex (EXMRTLSX)
 TOTAL%
1) Often143.9
2) A few times287.8
3) Once82.2
4) Never30986.1
Missing38
Total359100.0
125) (Optional) Prior to becoming a Christian, how often did you have the following experiences? (You may skip this question if you consider the answers to be too personal.) -- Were physically and/or sexually abused (ABUSED)
 TOTAL%
1) Often41.1
2) A few times3810.5
3) Once246.6
4) Never29581.7
Missing36
Total361100.0
126) How long have you been a pastor (in years)? (PASTOR)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total3949.516.50
127) How long have you been a pastor at this church (in years)? (YRSATCHU)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total3925.314.01
128) Are you ordained? (ORDAINED)
 TOTAL%
1) No307.6
2) Yes36392.4
Missing4
Total393100.0
129) Have you been a pastor at any church other than this one? (PASTROTH)
 TOTAL%
1) No15840.8
2) Yes22959.2
Missing10
Total387100.0
130) In addition to being the pastor at this church, do you also have other employment? (ADDEMPLY)
 TOTAL%
1) No26667.9
2) Yes12632.1
Missing5
Total392100.0
131) Did becoming a pastor require changing your career? (CHNGJOB)
 TOTAL%
1) No15038.9
2) Yes23661.1
Missing11
Total386100.0
132) The following questions are identical to those asked on a recent survey of Presbyterian clergy. Your opinions on this question will be valuable in comparing differences between Vineyard Fellowship pastors with ministers in mainline denominations. Please indicate the strength of your agreement or disagreement with each of the following statements -- All the different religions are equally good ways of helping a person find ultimate truth. (TRUTH)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree30.8
3) Neither agree nor disagree10.3
4) Disagree266.6
5) Strongly disagree36392.4
Missing4
Total393100.0
133) The following questions are identical to those asked on a recent survey of Presbyterian clergy. Your opinions on this question will be valuable in comparing differences between Vineyard Fellowship pastors with ministers in mainline denominations. Please indicate the strength of your agreement or disagreement with each of the following statements -- Not all the churches have God's Truth; many are in serious error. (GODTRUTH)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree28572.7
2) Agree8621.9
3) Neither agree nor disagree133.3
4) Disagree61.5
5) Strongly disagree20.5
Missing5
Total392100.0
134) The following questions are identical to those asked on a recent survey of Presbyterian clergy. Your opinions on this question will be valuable in comparing differences between Vineyard Fellowship pastors with ministers in mainline denominations. Please indicate the strength of your agreement or disagreement with each of the following statements -- The only absolute truth for humankind is Jesus Christ. (ABSTRUTH)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree37896.4
2) Agree123.1
5) Strongly disagree20.5
Missing5
Total392100.0
135) The following questions are identical to those asked on a recent survey of Presbyterian clergy. Your opinions on this question will be valuable in comparing differences between Vineyard Fellowship pastors with ministers in mainline denominations. Please indicate the strength of your agreement or disagreement with each of the following statements -- All the great religions of the world are equally good and true. (RELEQUAL)
 TOTAL%
4) Disagree164.1
5) Strongly disagree37595.9
Missing6
Total391100.0
136) The following questions are identical to those asked on a recent survey of Presbyterian clergy. Your opinions on this question will be valuable in comparing differences between Vineyard Fellowship pastors with ministers in mainline denominations. Please indicate the strength of your agreement or disagreement with each of the following statements -- Only the followers of Jesus Christ and members of His church can be saved. (SAVED)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree35390.7
2) Agree287.2
3) Neither agree nor disagree51.3
4) Disagree30.8
Missing8
Total389100.0
137) The following questions are identical to those asked on a recent survey of Presbyterian clergy. Your opinions on this question will be valuable in comparing differences between Vineyard Fellowship pastors with ministers in mainline denominations. Please indicate the strength of your agreement or disagreement with each of the following statements -- The primary purpose of men and women in this life is to prepare for the next life. (PREPARE)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree13635.3
2) Agree12331.9
3) Neither agree nor disagree4812.5
4) Disagree4712.2
5) Strongly disagree318.1
Missing12
Total385100.0
138) The following questions are identical to those asked on a recent survey of Presbyterian clergy. Your opinions on this question will be valuable in comparing differences between Vineyard Fellowship pastors with ministers in mainline denominations. Please indicate the strength of your agreement or disagreement with each of the following statements -- It is not as important to worry about life after death as what one can do in this life. (WORRY)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree205.2
2) Agree6316.4
3) Neither agree nor disagree4411.5
4) Disagree10427.2
5) Strongly disagree15239.7
Missing14
Total383100.0
139) The following questions are identical to those asked on a recent survey of Presbyterian clergy. Your opinions on this question will be valuable in comparing differences between Vineyard Fellowship pastors with ministers in mainline denominations. Please indicate the strength of your agreement or disagreement with each of the following statements -- I believe in a divine judgment after death where some shall be rewarded and others punished. (JUDGE)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree36593.1
2) Agree256.4
3) Neither agree nor disagree10.3
5) Strongly disagree10.3
Missing5
Total392100.0
140) The following questions are identical to those asked on a recent survey of Presbyterian clergy. Your opinions on this question will be valuable in comparing differences between Vineyard Fellowship pastors with ministers in mainline denominations. Please indicate the strength of your agreement or disagreement with each of the following statements -- Today people should think for themselves about religion and not accept the teachings of any one church. (THINK)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree4712.3
2) Agree9023.6
3) Neither agree nor disagree7018.4
4) Disagree8823.1
5) Strongly disagree8622.6
Missing16
Total381100.0
141) The following questions are identical to those asked on a recent survey of Presbyterian clergy. Your opinions on this question will be valuable in comparing differences between Vineyard Fellowship pastors with ministers in mainline denominations. Please indicate the strength of your agreement or disagreement with each of the following statements -- The individual can find religious truth without any help from a church. (RELTRUTH)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree5514.1
2) Agree18046.2
3) Neither agree nor disagree4712.1
4) Disagree7318.7
5) Strongly disagree359.0
Missing7
Total390100.0
142) The following questions are identical to those asked on a recent survey of Presbyterian clergy. Your opinions on this question will be valuable in comparing differences between Vineyard Fellowship pastors with ministers in mainline denominations. Please indicate the strength of your agreement or disagreement with each of the following statements -- Religious ideas should be the result of the individual's search, without regard to any churches or church teachings. (SEARCH)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree71.8
2) Agree348.7
3) Neither agree nor disagree5213.4
4) Disagree18146.5
5) Strongly disagree11529.6
Missing8
Total389100.0
143) The following questions are identical to those asked on a recent survey of Presbyterian clergy. Your opinions on this question will be valuable in comparing differences between Vineyard Fellowship pastors with ministers in mainline denominations. Please indicate the strength of your agreement or disagreement with each of the following statements -- To know God's Truth, it is important to follow the teachings of ministers. (TEACHING)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree184.7
2) Agree9925.7
3) Neither agree nor disagree12331.9
4) Disagree10326.8
5) Strongly disagree4210.9
Missing12
Total385100.0
144) The following questions are identical to those asked on a recent survey of Presbyterian clergy. Your opinions on this question will be valuable in comparing differences between Vineyard Fellowship pastors with ministers in mainline denominations. Please indicate the strength of your agreement or disagreement with each of the following statements -- God's Truth was given to the church, and all persons must follow the church's teachings. (FLLWTEA)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree225.8
2) Agree7519.8
3) Neither agree nor disagree10828.5
4) Disagree12031.7
5) Strongly disagree5414.2
Missing18
Total379100.0
145) The following questions are identical to those asked on a recent survey of Presbyterian clergy. Your opinions on this question will be valuable in comparing differences between Vineyard Fellowship pastors with ministers in mainline denominations. Listed below are statements expressing attitudes toward people in other countries who have never heard about Christ. -- I believe that if we do not preach Christ to them, they will be damned forever. (DAMNED)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree12131.7
2) Agree13635.6
3) Neither agree nor disagree5414.1
4) Disagree5213.6
5) Strongly disagree195.0
Missing15
Total382100.0
146) The following questions are identical to those asked on a recent survey of Presbyterian clergy. Your opinions on this question will be valuable in comparing differences between Vineyard Fellowship pastors with ministers in mainline denominations. Listed below are statements expressing attitudes toward people in other countries who have never heard about Christ. -- I don't believe they will be damned, but I do have a desire to share the love of Christ with them. (DESIRE)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree5815.6
2) Agree359.4
3) Neither agree nor disagree5214.0
4) Disagree13636.6
5) Strongly disagree9124.5
Missing25
Total372100.0
147) The following questions are identical to those asked on a recent survey of Presbyterian clergy. Your opinions on this question will be valuable in comparing differences between Vineyard Fellowship pastors with ministers in mainline denominations. Listed below are statements expressing attitudes toward people in other countries who have never heard about Christ. -- I believe that we shouldn't worry about them because there are so many people in this country who haven't heard about Christ. (THISCNTY)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree20.5
2) Agree20.5
3) Neither agree nor disagree112.8
4) Disagree11830.4
5) Strongly disagree25565.7
Missing9
Total388100.0
148) The following questions are identical to those asked on a recent survey of Presbyterian clergy. Your opinions on this question will be valuable in comparing differences between Vineyard Fellowship pastors with ministers in mainline denominations. Listed below are statements expressing attitudes toward people in other countries who have never heard about Christ. -- I believe that we should respect their religions and stop trying to impose Christianity on them. (RESPECT)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree30.8
3) Neither agree nor disagree30.8
4) Disagree6416.4
5) Strongly disagree32082.1
Missing7
Total390100.0
149) The following questions are identical to those asked on a recent survey of Presbyterian clergy. Your opinions on this question will be valuable in comparing differences between Vineyard Fellowship pastors with ministers in mainline denominations. There are many different ways of picturing God. We'd like to know the kinds of images you are most likely to associate with God. Below are four sets of contrasting images. For each set, indicate by circling the appropriate number where you would place your image of God between the two contrasting images. (For example, if you imagine God as Father, you would circle '7'; if you imagine God as Mother, you would circle '1'; if you imagine God as somewhere between Father and Mother, you would circle 2, 3, 4, or 6.) (MOTHFATH)
 TOTAL%
4) 4174.5
5) 5338.7
6) 67118.6
7) Father26068.2
Missing16
Total381100.0
150) The following questions are identical to those asked on a recent survey of Presbyterian clergy. Your opinions on this question will be valuable in comparing differences between Vineyard Fellowship pastors with ministers in mainline denominations. There are many different ways of picturing God. We'd like to know the kinds of images you are most likely to associate with God. Below are four sets of contrasting images. For each set, indicate by circling the appropriate number where you would place your image of God between the two contrasting images. (For example, if you imagine God as Spouse, you would circle '7'; if you imagine God as Master, you would circle '1'; if you imagine God as somewhere between Spouse and Master, you would circle 2, 3, 4, or 6.) (MSTRSPOU)
 TOTAL%
1) Master18549.3
2) 25013.3
3) 3379.9
4) 47520.0
5) 5143.7
6) 651.3
7) Spouse92.4
Missing22
Total375100.0
151) The following questions are identical to those asked on a recent survey of Presbyterian clergy. Your opinions on this question will be valuable in comparing differences between Vineyard Fellowship pastors with ministers in mainline denominations. There are many different ways of picturing God. We'd like to know the kinds of images you are most likely to associate with God. Below are four sets of contrasting images. For each set, indicate by circling the appropriate number where you would place your image of God between the two contrasting images. (For example, if you imagine God as Lover, you would circle '7'; if you imagine God as Judge, you would circle '1'; if you imagine God as somewhere between Lover and Judge, you would circle 2, 3, 4, or 6.) (JDGELOVR)
 TOTAL%
1) Judge4612.6
2) 230.8
3) 3195.2
4) 418049.5
5) 54913.5
6) 64412.1
7) Lover236.3
Missing33
Total364100.0
152) The following questions are identical to those asked on a recent survey of Presbyterian clergy. Your opinions on this question will be valuable in comparing differences between Vineyard Fellowship pastors with ministers in mainline denominations. There are many different ways of picturing God. We'd like to know the kinds of images you are most likely to associate with God. Below are four sets of contrasting images. For each set, indicate by circling the appropriate number where you would place your image of God between the two contrasting images. (For example, if you imagine God as King, you would circle '7'; if you imagine God as Friend, you would circle '1'; if you imagine God as somewhere between King and Friend, you would circle 2, 3, 4, or 6.) (FRNDKING)
 TOTAL%
1) Friend164.5
2) 272.0
3) 3164.5
4) 422061.8
5) 54612.9
6) 6185.1
7) King339.3
Missing41
Total356100.0
153) Which of these statements comes closest to describing your feelings about the Bible? (BIBATIT)
 TOTAL%
1) The Bible is the actual word of God and is to be taken literally, word for word.8923.2
2) The Bible is the inspired word of God. It contains no errors, but some verses are to be taken symbolically rather than literally.28173.4
3) The Bible is the inspired word of God, but it may contain historical or scientific errors.133.4
Missing14
Total383100.0
154) What is your conviction about the return of Christ? (RETURN)
 TOTAL%
1) I believe that Christ will return within the next decade.3710.1
2) I believe that Christ will return within my lifetime.17447.3
3) It is not our place to speculate on the time when Christ will return.15742.7
Missing29
Total368100.0
155) Type of church (CHURTYPE)
 TOTAL%
1) Vineyard18446.7
2) Calvary21053.3
Missing3
Total394100.0
156) Your age in years? (recoded for use with on-line analysis) (I-AGE)
 TOTAL%
1) 22-346817.4
2) 35-3911629.7
3) 40-4412030.8
4) 45-495313.6
5) 50 & over338.5
Missing7
Total390100.0
157) What is the highest level of (non-seminary/non-ministry related) formal education that you have completed? (recoded for use with on-line analysis) (I-EDUC)
 TOTAL%
1) High school graduate or less4712.0
2) Some college, trade, or vocational school14837.9
3) College degree11930.4
4) Post-graduate work or degree7719.7
Missing6
Total391100.0
158) How would you describe the religious affiliation of your upbringing? (recoded for use with on-line analysis) (I-RELIGION)
 TOTAL%
1) Fundamentalisth Protestant or Evangelical Protestant15139.1
2) Liberal Protestant6015.5
3) Roman Catholic8622.3
4) No affiliation6917.9
5) Other205.2
Missing11
Total386100.0
159) What is your political party affiliation? (for use with on-line analysis) (I-PARTYID)
 TOTAL%
1) Republican29677.5
2) Independent205.2
3) Democrat71.8
4) No affiliation5915.4
Missing15
Total382100.0

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