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Presbyterian Panel Survey, November 2004 - Current Issues in Church and Society, Elders - Codebook

All frequencies are raw numbers (no weights used).

1) Panel Identification Number (ID)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total60323,850.40490.46
2) Do you favor or oppose the PC(USA) undertaking a phased, selective sale ('divestment') of the stock it owns in multinational corporations whose dealings in Israel support the Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories? (DIVEST)
 TOTAL%
1) Favor18130.4
2) Oppose27646.3
3) No opinion13923.3
Missing7
Total596100.0
3) Do you favor or oppose the current construction by Israel of a security barrier or 'wall' between it and occupied Palestinian territories? (IS_SECUR)
 TOTAL%
1) Favor17229.1
2) Oppose27045.6
3) No opinion15025.3
Missing11
Total592100.0
4) Please indicate to what extent you agree or disagree with each of the following statements: God's blessing of Abraham in Genesis 12:3 ('I will bless those who bless you, but I will curse those who curse you. And through you I will bless all the nations.') applies directly to the modern state of Israel (GENESIS)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree6711.3
2) Agree13422.6
3) Neither agree nor disagree12921.7
4) Disagree14023.6
5) Strongly disagree569.4
6) Not sure6811.4
Missing9
Total594100.0
5) Please indicate to what extent you agree or disagree with each of the following statements: Because of God's promises to Abraham, the contemporary state of Israel maintains a divine right to exist (ABRAHAM)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree9415.8
2) Agree17729.7
3) Neither agree nor disagree10818.1
4) Disagree11819.8
5) Strongly disagree599.9
6) Not sure406.7
Missing7
Total596100.0
6) Please indicate to what extent you agree or disagree with each of the following statements: The state of Israel will be the catalyst for the 'end times' described in the Bible (END_TIME)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree6310.7
2) Agree7813.3
3) Neither agree nor disagree15225.9
4) Disagree11319.2
5) Strongly disagree8013.6
6) Not sure10217.3
Missing15
Total588100.0
7) Please indicate to what extent you agree or disagree with each of the following statements: Christians should seek to convert Jews to Christianity (CONVERT)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree7412.4
2) Agree13622.7
3) Neither agree nor disagree10517.6
4) Disagree16026.8
5) Strongly disagree11619.4
6) Not sure71.2
Missing5
Total598100.0
8) Please indicate to what extent you agree or disagree with each of the following statements: Jews are already in covenant with God, and do not need to become Christians to achieve salvation (JEW_COVE)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree6010.1
2) Agree15325.7
3) Neither agree nor disagree11719.6
4) Disagree12821.5
5) Strongly disagree8013.4
6) Not sure589.7
Missing7
Total596100.0
9) Should the PC(USA) seek to establish 'Messianic' congregations, that is, congregations inviting those of Jewish background to explore Christian faith while maintaining Jewish religious and cultural practices? (MESSIAN)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes25944.4
2) No18030.9
3) No opinion14424.7
Missing20
Total583100.0
10) Are you familiar with the controversy over a Presbyterian 'Messianic' congregation organized in Philadelphia in 2003? (MESSIAN2)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes, very familiar132.2
2) Yes, somewhat familiar10317.2
3) No, not familiar48380.6
Missing4
Total599100.0
11) Are you aware of actions taken by the 2004 General Assembly of the PC(USA) to: Continue to allow national-level funds of the PC(USA) to be used to fund Presbyterian 'Messianic' congregations (NAT_FUND)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes, very aware193.2
2) Yes, somewhat aware10217.1
3) No, not aware47479.7
Missing8
Total595100.0
12) Are you aware of actions taken by the 2004 General Assembly of the PC(USA) to: Begin a process that may lead to a phased, selective divestment by the PC(USA) of its holdings in corporations doing business in Israel (PHASED)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes, very aware11118.7
2) Yes, somewhat aware17830.0
3) No, not aware30451.3
Missing10
Total593100.0
13) Are you aware of actions taken by the 2004 General Assembly of the PC(USA) to: Oppose the construction of a separation barrier ('wall') between Israel and occupied Palestinian territories (OPP_CONS)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes, very aware9315.6
2) Yes, somewhat aware16327.4
3) No, not aware33957.0
Missing8
Total595100.0
14) Are you aware of actions taken by the 2004 General Assembly of the PC(USA) to: Declare 'Christian Zionism' inconsistent with the basic values of Reformed theology ('Christian Zionism' is the belief that the modern State of Israel, and Zionism is general, are divinely mandated and the fulfillment of God's promise to Abraham in Genesis 12:3) (ZIONISM)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes, very aware335.6
2) Yes, somewhat aware12020.2
3) No, not aware44074.2
Missing10
Total593100.0
15) Do you feel that you have enough income to live simply? (SIMPLY)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes, more than enough24240.5
2) Yes, enough31152.0
3) No, not enough396.5
4) No opinion61.0
Missing5
Total598100.0
16) How worried are you about not being able to maintain the standard of living you now enjoy? (WORRY)
 TOTAL%
1) Very worried274.5
2) Moderately worried17729.5
3) Not too worried26043.3
4) Not worried at all13322.2
5) No opinion30.5
Missing3
Total600100.0
17) If employed: How concerned are you about losing your job in the next six months? (LOSE_JOB)
 TOTAL%
1) Very concerned142.4
2) Concerned305.2
3) Not too concerned11720.2
4) Not at all concerned17630.3
5) No opinion30.5
6) Not employed (retired, full-time homemaker, student, etc.)24041.4
Missing23
Total580100.0
18) Please indicate to what extent you agree or disagree with each of the following statements: Christians have a mandate to resolve conflict peacefully (PEACEFUL)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree16727.9
2) Agree27846.5
3) Neither agree nor disagree7011.7
4) Disagree538.9
5) Strongly disagree193.2
6) Not sure111.8
Missing5
Total598100.0
19) Please indicate to what extent you agree or disagree with each of the following statements: My personal beliefs about war and security are biblically based (WAR_BIBL)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree6110.2
2) Agree22938.4
3) Neither agree nor disagree15726.3
4) Disagree9616.1
5) Strongly disagree91.5
6) Not sure447.4
Missing7
Total596100.0
20) Please indicate to what extent you agree or disagree with each of the following statements: The Bible is not a very useful guide for responding to 21st century terrorism (BIB_TERR)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree152.5
2) Agree8414.1
3) Neither agree nor disagree12621.2
4) Disagree22938.5
5) Strongly disagree11018.5
6) Not sure315.2
Missing8
Total595100.0
21) Please indicate to what extent you agree or disagree with each of the following statements: My faith has helped me cope with the insecurity of the post-9/11 world (FAITH911)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree22537.6
2) Agree31853.2
3) Neither agree nor disagree396.5
4) Disagree81.3
5) Strongly disagree20.3
6) Not sure61.0
Missing5
Total598100.0
22) Do you think the United States is more safe, less safe, or about as safe as it was prior to September 11, 2001? (US_SAFE)
 TOTAL%
1) More safe23539.3
2) Less safe14924.9
3) About the same21435.8
4) No opinion00.0
Missing5
Total598100.0
23) Do you personally feel more safe, less safe, or about as safe as you did prior to September 11, 2001? (PER_SAFE)
 TOTAL%
1) More safe11719.6
2) Less safe14023.5
3) About the same33856.6
4) No opinion20.3
Missing6
Total597100.0
24) Have you served in the military in Iraq or Afghanistan during the past three years? (YOU_IRAQ)
 TOTAL%
0) Not checked59999.3
1) Checked40.7
Total603100.0
25) Have any members of your family served in the military in Iraq or Afghanistan during the past three years? (FAM_IRAQ)
 TOTAL%
0) Not checked55091.2
1) Checked538.8
Total603100.0
26) [IF 'CHECKED' TO FAM_IRAQ] How many [relatives served]? (IRAQ_NUM)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total471.300.51
27) Have you or any members of your family served in the military in Iraq or Afghanistan during the past three years? No (NO_IRAQ)
 TOTAL%
0) Not checked6510.8
1) Checked53889.2
Total603100.0
28) If one or more relatives served, please indicate how the person(s) who served is (are) related to you. Spouse (IRAQ_SPO)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total6030.000.00
29) If one or more relatives served, please indicate how the person(s) who served is (are) related to you. Son or daughter (IRAQ_SON)
 TOTAL%
0) Not checked58897.5
1) Checked152.5
Total603100.0
30) If one or more relatives served, please indicate how the person(s) who served is (are) related to you. Parent (IRAQ_PAR)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total6030.000.00
31) If one or more relatives served, please indicate how the person(s) who served is (are) related to you. Grandchild (IRAQ_GRA)
 TOTAL%
0) Not checked59698.8
1) Checked71.2
Total603100.0
32) If one or more relatives served, please indicate how the person(s) who served is (are) related to you. Other (IRAQ_OTH)
 TOTAL%
0) Not checked56593.7
1) Checked386.3
Total603100.0
33) How would you rate the way things are going for the United States in the war on terrorism? (RATE)
 TOTAL%
1) Very well417.1
2) Somewhat well26145.2
3) Somewhat poorly14324.8
4) Very poorly11119.2
5) No opinion213.6
Missing26
Total577100.0
34) All in all, do you think the situation in Iraq was worth going to war over, or not? (WRTH_WAR)
 TOTAL%
1) Worth going to war27447.7
2) Not worth going to war26546.1
3) No opinion366.3
Missing28
Total575100.0
35) Generally speaking, do you think the war in Iraq has been worth …The cost in U.S. military lives? (WRTH_LIV)
 TOTAL%
1) Worth the cost23940.2
2) Not worth the cost31753.3
3) No opinion396.6
Missing8
Total595100.0
36) Generally speaking, do you think the war in Iraq has been worth … The financial cost to the U.S.? (WRTH_FIN)
 TOTAL%
1) Worth the cost25743.7
2) Not worth the cost29249.7
3) No opinion396.6
Missing15
Total588100.0
37) Do you think the U.S. is winning the war in Iraq, or do you think the anti-U.S. insurgents in Iraq are winning the war, or is neither side winning the war in Iraq? (US_WIN)
 TOTAL%
1) U.S. winning26344.0
2) Insurgents winning315.2
3) Neither winning27946.7
4) No opinion254.2
Missing5
Total598100.0
38) Do you consider the war in Iraq to be part of the war on terrorism that began on September 11, 2001, or do you consider it to be an entirely separate military action? (PART_911)
 TOTAL%
1) Part of the war on terrorism31953.6
2) Entirely separate military action25442.7
3) No opinion223.7
Missing8
Total595100.0
39) Did you vote in the recent presidential election? (VOTE)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes59298.8
2) No71.2
Missing4
Total599100.0
40) [IF 'NO' TO VOTE] Why not? Didn't register to vote (VOTE2)
 TOTAL%
0) Not checked60299.8
1) 110.2
Total603100.0
41) [IF 'NO' TO VOTE] Why not? Work/family responsibilities (VOTE3)
 TOTAL%
0) Not checked60199.7
1) 120.3
Total603100.0
42) [IF 'NO' TO VOTE] Why not? My vote doesn't matter (VOTE4)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total6030.000.00
43) [IF 'NO' TO VOTE] Why not? Did not like any candidate (VOTE5)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total6030.000.00
44) [IF 'NO' TO VOTE] Why not? Traveling/out of town and did not get absentee ballot (VOTE6)
 TOTAL%
0) Not checked60199.7
1) Checked20.3
Total603100.0
45) [IF 'NO' TO VOTE] Why not? Sick/disabled (VOTE7)
 TOTAL%
0) Not checked60199.7
1) 120.3
Total603100.0
46) [IF 'NO' TO VOTE] Why not? Not eligible to vote (VOTE8)
 TOTAL%
0) Not checked60299.8
1) Checked10.2
Total603100.0
47) [IF 'NO' TO VOTE] Why not? Other (VOTE9)
 TOTAL%
0) Not checked60199.7
1) Checked20.3
Total603100.0
48) Did the faith/religion of the presidential candidate influence your vote? (F_VOTE)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes, a lot13723.1
2) Yes, some13322.4
3) Yes, but only a little9415.8
4) No22638.0
5) Did not vote40.7
Missing9
Total594100.0
49) [If F_VOTE is Yes], in what ways? I voted for a candidate because his religious beliefs were congruent with mine. (F_VOTEA)
 TOTAL%
0) Not checked43572.1
1) Checked16827.9
Total603100.0
50) [If F_VOTE is Yes], in what ways? I voted for a candidate because I was impressed with his religious beliefs. (F_VOTEB)
 TOTAL%
0) Not checked43972.8
1) Checked16427.2
Total603100.0
51) [If F_VOTE is Yes], in what ways? I voted for a candidate because I was impressed with how he lived his faith. (F_VOTEC)
 TOTAL%
0) Not checked37762.5
1) Checked22637.5
Total603100.0
52) [If F_VOTE is Yes], in what ways? I voted for a candidate because I thought he had the stronger faith. (F_VOTED)
 TOTAL%
0) Not checked43872.6
1) Checked16527.4
Total603100.0
53) [If F_VOTE is Yes], in what ways? I voted for a candidate because one of his positions was congruent with my beliefs. (F_VOTEE)
 TOTAL%
0) Not checked43772.5
1) Checked16627.5
Total603100.0
54) [If F_VOTE is Yes], in what ways? I voted against a candidate because his religion/beliefs were contrary with mine. (F_VOTEAA)
 TOTAL%
0) Not checked54089.6
1) Checked6310.4
Total603100.0
55) [If F_VOTE is Yes], in what ways? I voted against a candidate because of his lack of values. (F_VOTEBA)
 TOTAL%
0) Not checked45375.1
1) Checked15024.9
Total603100.0
56) [If F_VOTE is Yes], in what ways? I voted against a candidate because one of his positions was contrary to my beliefs. (F_VOTECA)
 TOTAL%
0) Not checked44774.1
1) Checked15625.9
Total603100.0
57) [If F_VOTE is Yes], in what ways? I voted against a candidate because his religious beliefs were too conservative. (F_VOTEDA)
 TOTAL%
0) Not checked53889.2
1) Checked6510.8
Total603100.0
58) [If F_VOTE is Yes], in what ways? I voted against a candidate because his religious beliefs were too liberal. (F_VOTEEA)
 TOTAL%
0) Not checked51284.9
1) Checked9115.1
Total603100.0
59) [If F_VOTE is Yes], in what ways? I voted for or against a candidate for other reasons. (F_VOTEOT)
 TOTAL%
0) Not checked56092.9
1) Checked437.1
Total603100.0
60) Do you think it is appropriate for pastors to use the pulpit to …encourage people to vote? (ENCOURAG)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes, always41268.8
2) Yes, occasionally12320.5
3) Yes, rarely305.0
4) No, never315.2
5) No opinion30.5
Missing4
Total599100.0
61) Do you think it is appropriate for pastors to use the pulpit to …discuss political issues factually? (POL_FACT)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes, always7112.1
2) Yes, occasionally19232.6
3) Yes, rarely14123.9
4) No, never18030.6
5) No opinion50.8
Missing14
Total589100.0
62) Do you think it is appropriate for pastors to use the pulpit to …discuss political issues in a partisan way? (POL_PART)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes, always111.9
2) Yes, occasionally356.0
3) Yes, rarely6410.9
4) No, never46278.6
5) No opinion162.7
Missing15
Total588100.0
63) Do you think it is appropriate for pastors to use the pulpit to …argue for or against a candidate for political office? (ARGUE)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes, always40.7
2) Yes, occasionally172.9
3) Yes, rarely376.3
4) No, never51787.8
5) No opinion142.4
Missing14
Total589100.0
64) Did your congregation in 2004 make any effort to …help people register to vote? (CON_REGI)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes6811.4
2) No42771.5
3) Don't know10217.1
Missing6
Total597100.0
65) Did your congregation in 2004 make any effort to …help people get to the polls on November 2? (CON_POLL)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes6210.4
2) No39766.8
3) Don't know13522.7
Missing9
Total594100.0
66) Did your congregation in 2004 make any effort to …inform people about particular issues in the presidential election? (CON_INFO)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes8914.9
2) No43372.7
3) Don't know7412.4
Missing7
Total596100.0
67) Did your congregation in 2004 make any effort to …support a particular candidate? (CON_SUPP)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes122.0
2) No54191.1
3) Don't know416.9
Missing9
Total594100.0
68) Do you think churches and religious groups have too much or too little power and influence in Washington? (POWER)
 TOTAL%
1) Too much13322.4
2) Too little18731.5
3) About the right amount15526.1
4) No opinion11819.9
Missing10
Total593100.0
69) At the present time, do you think religion as a whole is increasing on American life or losing its influence? (INFLUEN)
 TOTAL%
1) Increasing influence25442.5
2) Losing influence21536.0
3) Staying about the same11218.7
4) No opinion172.8
Missing5
Total598100.0
70) Survey form used (FORM)
 TOTAL%
1) Paper50784.1
2) Web9615.9
Total603100.0
71) Sample (SAMPLE)
 TOTAL%
2) Elders603100.0
Total603100.0
72) Identification Number (CODE)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total6033,850.40490.46
73) How many years have you been a member of your current congregation? (YRMEM)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total59421.6315.91
74) [If YRMEM = 0] How many months have you been a member of congregation? (MONMEM)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total16.000.00
75) How far do you live from your congregation? (MILES)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total5955.265.82
76) Don't know number of members (NONUMMEM)
 TOTAL%
0) Not checked58797.3
1) Checked162.7
Total603100.0
77) What is the approximate number of members in your congregation? (NUMMEM)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total561782.16875.59
78) Have you ever been ordained an elder in the Presbyterian Church? (ORDELDER)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes59999.5
2) No30.5
Missing1
Total602100.0
79) [IF ORDELDER is 1] Are you serving now on session? (ELDERSER)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes56096.1
2) No233.9
Missing20
Total583100.0
80) Have you ever been ordained a deacon in the Presbyterian Church? (ORDDEACN)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes24541.3
2) No34858.7
Missing10
Total593100.0
81) [If ORDDEACN is 1] Are you currently serving on the board of deacons? (DECONSER)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes31.0
2) No29399.0
Missing307
Total296100.0
82) Which other positions, if any, do you hold in church?: Chair of congregational committee or task force (POSCHAIR)
 TOTAL%
0) Not checked32854.4
1) Checked27545.6
Total603100.0
83) Which other positions, if any, do you hold in church?: Member of congregational committee or task force (POSCONGR)
 TOTAL%
0) Not checked31452.1
1) Checked28947.9
Total603100.0
84) Which other positions, if any, do you hold in church?: Member of presbytery, synod, or General Assembly committee or task force (POSPRESB)
 TOTAL%
0) Not checked55191.4
1) Checked528.6
Total603100.0
85) Which other positions, if any, do you hold in church?: Officer of men's, women's, or youth group (OFFICER)
 TOTAL%
0) Not checked53889.2
1) Checked6510.8
Total603100.0
86) Which other positions, if any, do you hold in church?: Member of men's, women's, or youth group (POSMEMBR)
 TOTAL%
0) Not checked44373.5
1) Checked16026.5
Total603100.0
87) Which other positions, if any, do you hold in church?: Organist or choir director (POSORGAN)
 TOTAL%
0) Not checked59698.8
1) Checked71.2
Total603100.0
88) Which other positions, if any, do you hold in church?: Member of choir (POSCHOIR)
 TOTAL%
0) Not checked50283.3
1) Checked10116.7
Total603100.0
89) Which other positions, if any, do you hold in church?: Church School or Sunday School teacher/leader (POSTEACH)
 TOTAL%
0) Not checked44774.1
1) Checked15625.9
Total603100.0
90) Which category describes your current paid employment? (check all that apply): Other (POSOTHR)
 TOTAL%
0) Not checked44373.5
1) Checked16026.5
Total603100.0
91) How often do you generally attend Sunday worship at your congregation? (WORSHIP)
 TOTAL%
1) Never30.5
2) Less than once a year10.2
3) Once or twice a year10.2
4) Several times a year10.2
5) Once a month40.7
6) Two to three times a month416.8
7) Nearly every week32554.0
8) Every week22637.5
Missing1
Total602100.0
92) How many hours, if any, during the last month have you: attended programs or events at your church (besides worship; if you attended Sunday or Church School include those hours here.)? (HREVENT)
 TOTAL%
1) 0 Hours213.5
2) 1-2 Hours6911.5
3) 3-5 Hours18230.3
4) 6-10 Hours18430.6
5) 11-20 Hours11318.8
6) More than 20 Hours325.3
Missing2
Total601100.0
93) How many hours, if any, during the last month have you: given volunteer time at your church to teach, lead, serve on a committee, or help with some program or event? (HRVOLUNT)
 TOTAL%
1) 0 Hours122.0
2) 1-2 Hours10517.6
3) 3-5 Hours19632.8
4) 6-10 Hours16327.3
5) 11-20 Hours8614.4
6) More than 20 Hours366.0
Missing5
Total598100.0
94) How many hours, if any, during the last month have you: participated in religious events, programs, or groups sponsored by a church or other religious organization which took place in a home or other facility away from your church? (HRRELG)
 TOTAL%
1) 0 Hours26143.7
2) 1-2 Hours15726.3
3) 3-5 Hours11218.8
4) 6-10 Hours416.9
5) 11-20 Hours172.8
6) More than 20 Hours91.5
Missing6
Total597100.0
95) How many hours, if any, during the last 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 (e.g., through volunteer or committee work)? (HRCOMVOL)
 TOTAL%
1) 0 Hours18030.4
2) 1-2 Hours15325.8
3) 3-5 Hours12821.6
4) 6-10 Hours7112.0
5) 11-20 Hours366.1
6) More than 20 Hours244.1
Missing11
Total592100.0
96) Approximately how frequently do you engage in the following activities?: Read the Bible privately (BIBLEPRI)
 TOTAL%
1) Daily/almost daily14524.5
2) Several times a week10517.7
3) Weekly7312.3
4) Several times a month9616.2
5) Once a month427.1
6) Several times a year7813.2
7) Once a year or less366.1
8) Never172.9
Missing11
Total592100.0
97) Approximately how frequently do you engage in the following activities?: Read Bible with family or friends (BIBLEOTH)
 TOTAL%
1) Daily/almost daily111.9
2) Several times a week346.0
3) Weekly12622.1
4) Several times a month569.8
5) Once a month417.2
6) Several times a year9616.8
7) Once a year or less8114.2
8) Never12521.9
Missing33
Total570100.0
98) Approximately how frequently do you engage in the following activities?: Attend a Bible study group (BIBLESTY)
 TOTAL%
1) Daily/almost daily40.7
2) Several times a week142.4
3) Weekly15527.1
4) Several times a month559.6
5) Once a month508.7
6) Several times a year6210.8
7) Once a year or less7312.7
8) Never16027.9
Missing30
Total573100.0
99) Approximately how frequently do you engage in the following activities?: Pray privately (PRAYPRI)
 TOTAL%
1) Daily/almost daily43273.5
2) Several times a week9215.6
3) Weekly183.1
4) Several times a month264.4
5) Once a month81.4
6) Several times a year101.7
7) Once a year or less20.3
Missing15
Total588100.0
100) Approximately how frequently do you engage in the following activities?: Pray with family or friends (PRAYOTH)
 TOTAL%
1) Daily/almost daily15426.3
2) Several times a week8714.9
3) Weekly10818.5
4) Several times a month7713.2
5) Once a month284.8
6) Several times a year6811.6
7) Once a year or less213.6
8) Never427.2
Missing18
Total585100.0
101) Approximately how frequently do you engage in the following activities?: Attend a prayer group (PRAYGRP)
 TOTAL%
1) Daily/almost daily50.9
2) Several times a week61.1
3) Weekly5610.0
4) Several times a month274.8
5) Once a month295.2
6) Several times a year6511.6
7) Once a year or less9316.6
8) Never28049.9
Missing42
Total561100.0
102) Did you belong to any other churches before the one you now belong to? (BEFORE)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes48381.3
2) No11118.7
3) Not sure00.0
Missing9
Total594100.0
103) What denomination was the church you belonged to immediately prior to the church you are now a member of? (DENBEFOR)
 TOTAL%
1) Baptist479.5
2) Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)61.2
3) Episcopal163.2
4) Lutheran306.0
5) Methodist7915.9
6) Presbyterian22344.9
7) Other Presbyterian81.6
8) Reformed51.0
9) Roman Catholic234.6
10) UCC183.6
11) Nondenominational173.4
12) Other255.0
Missing106
Total497100.0
104) In what religious denomination were you raised? (Check only one box. If you were part of more than one denomination as a child, answer by putting a check by the one that influenced you the most.) (DENRAISE)
 TOTAL%
1) Baptist589.6
2) Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)91.5
3) Episcopal162.7
4) Lutheran376.1
5) Methodist9015.0
6) Presbyterian26644.2
7) Other Presbyterian81.3
8) Reformed101.7
9) Roman Catholic376.1
10) UCC111.8
11) Nondenominational101.7
12) None152.5
13) Other355.8
Missing1
Total602100.0
105) How old were you when you first began attending a Presbyterian church? (AGEPCUSE)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total59718.3416.50
106) Which of the following terms best describes your current stand on theological issues? (ISSUES)
 TOTAL%
1) Very conservative406.8
2) Conservative21736.7
3) Moderate22237.5
4) Liberal9315.7
5) Very liberal203.4
Missing11
Total592100.0
107) Have you ever tried to encourage someone to believe in Jesus Christ or to accept Him as a personal savior? (JESUS)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes44173.6
2) No15826.4
Missing4
Total599100.0
108) Would you say you have had a conversion experience-that is, a turning point in your life when you committed yourself to Christ? (EXPERIEN)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes30150.7
2) No29349.3
Missing9
Total594100.0
109) Which statement comes closest to your view of the Bible? (BIBLE)
 TOTAL%
1) Word of God taken literally word for word9115.4
2) The Bible is the word of God, to be interpreted in the light of its historical and cultural context26745.3
3) The Bible is the word of God, to be interpreted in the light of its historical context and the Church's teachings19032.3
4) The Bible is not the word of God, but contains God's word to us335.6
5) The Bible is not the word of God but is a valuable book61.0
7) Don't know20.3
Missing14
Total589100.0
110) The account of Creation presented in Genesis: (GENESIS2)
 TOTAL%
1) Is literally true, exactly as we find it in the Bible-that is, it took six twenty-four-hour periods for God to create the world386.5
2) Is a true account of how God created the world34960.1
3) Reflects human feelings about how the world might have been created19433.4
Missing22
Total581100.0
111) 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. (OWNBELIE)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree416.9
2) Agree13022.0
3) Not sure518.6
4) Disagree26044.1
5) Strongly disagree10818.3
Missing13
Total590100.0
112) Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with each of the following statements: All the different religions are equally good ways of helping a person find ultimate truth. (EQUALLY)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree193.2
2) Agree10718.1
3) Not sure8915.1
4) Disagree17729.9
5) Strongly disagree19933.7
Missing12
Total591100.0
113) Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with each of the following statements: There is a life beyond death. (LIFE)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree41770.7
2) Agree12921.9
3) Not sure376.3
4) Disagree50.8
5) Strongly disagree20.3
Missing13
Total590100.0
114) Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with each of the following statements: The only absolute truth for humankind is in Jesus Christ. (TRUTH)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree29249.1
2) Agree13723.0
3) Not sure8213.8
4) Disagree6110.3
5) Strongly disagree233.9
Missing8
Total595100.0
115) Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with each of the following statements: Jesus will return to Earth someday. (EARTH)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree30150.8
2) Agree14624.7
3) Not sure11920.1
4) Disagree203.4
5) Strongly disagree61.0
Missing11
Total592100.0
116) Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with each of the following statements: Only followers of Jesus can be saved. (FOLLOWER)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree18230.9
2) Agree9616.3
3) Not sure13723.3
4) Disagree12020.4
5) Strongly disagree549.2
Missing14
Total589100.0
117) Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with each of the following statements: It is important to share faith with other people. (SHARE)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree26845.3
2) Agree27947.2
3) Not sure223.7
4) Disagree213.6
5) Strongly disagree10.2
Missing12
Total591100.0
118) Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with each of the following statements: The Devil (Satan) really exists. (DEVIL)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree23940.5
2) Agree17830.2
3) Not sure10217.3
4) Disagree508.5
5) Strongly disagree213.6
Missing13
Total590100.0
119) Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with each of the following statements: Jesus was born of a virgin. (VIRGIN)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree30451.4
2) Agree18230.7
3) Not sure8414.2
4) Disagree132.2
5) Strongly disagree91.5
Missing11
Total592100.0
120) Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with each of the following statements: We should respect other world religions and quit trying to impose Christianity on them. (RESPECT)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree6210.5
2) Agree17129.1
3) Not sure11920.2
4) Disagree16127.4
5) Strongly disagree7512.8
Missing15
Total588100.0
121) Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with each of the following statements: There is a heaven. (HEAVEN)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree38564.6
2) Agree15826.5
3) Not sure427.0
4) Disagree61.0
5) Strongly disagree50.8
Missing7
Total596100.0
122) Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with each of the following statements: There is a hell. (HELL)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree30451.2
2) Agree13723.1
3) Not sure11719.7
4) Disagree213.5
5) Strongly disagree152.5
Missing9
Total594100.0
123) What is your sex? (SEX)
 TOTAL%
1) Female27946.6
2) Male32053.4
Missing4
Total599100.0
124) What is your present age? (AGE)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total59857.9311.79
125) Which of the categories below most closely describes the place in which you currently live? (LIVE)
 TOTAL%
1) In open country, but not on a farm6510.9
2) On a farm264.4
3) Small city-town17028.5
4) In a medium-size city (50,000-250,000)9515.9
5) In a suburb near a medium-size city498.2
6) In a large city (over 250,000)7011.7
7) In a suburb near a large city12220.4
Missing6
Total597100.0
126) What is your present marital status? (MARITAL)
 TOTAL%
1) Married51285.9
2) Not married8414.1
Missing7
Total596100.0
127) If not currently married, have you ever been married? (MARRY)
 TOTAL%
1) No, never married2427.6
2) Yes, am now widowed3843.7
3) Yes, am now divorced2427.6
4) Yes, both widowed and divorced11.1
Missing516
Total87100.0
128) If currently married, have you had a previous marriage (or marriages)? (PREMARRY)
 TOTAL%
1) No40981.2
2) Yes, was widowed61.2
3) Yes, was divorced8416.7
4) Yes, both widowed & divorced51.0
Missing99
Total504100.0
129) Please indicate the faith in which your husband or wife was raised (if more than one, select the one in which she or he was most involved), and his or her current religious affiliation. (SFAITH)
 TOTAL%
1) Baptist8116.1
2) Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)142.8
3) Episcopal153.0
4) Lutheran275.4
5) Methodist8316.5
6) Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), PCUS, UPCUSA, or UPCNA15029.8
7) Other Presbyterian10.2
8) Reformed51.0
9) Roman Catholic499.7
10) UCC163.2
11) Non-denominational20.4
12) None142.8
13) Other469.1
Missing100
Total503100.0
130) Please indicate the faith in which your husband or wife is currently in (if more than one, select the one in which she or he is most involved) (SFAITH2)
 TOTAL%
1) Baptist10.2
2) Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)10.2
4) Lutheran10.2
5) Methodist51.0
6) Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), PCUS, UPCUSA, or UPCNA43690.3
8) Reformed10.2
9) Roman Catholic153.1
12) None153.1
13) Other81.7
Missing120
Total483100.0
131) How often does your husband or wife attend Sunday worship at your congregation? (SWORSHP)
 TOTAL%
1) Never132.9
2) Less than once a year51.1
3) About once-twice a year132.9
4) Several times a year245.4
5) About once a month204.5
6) Two to three times a month439.7
7) Nearly every week20145.2
8) Every week12628.3
Missing158
Total445100.0
132) How often does your husband or wife attend Sunday worship at another congregation? (SWORSHP2)
 TOTAL%
1) Never5446.2
2) Less than once a year76.0
3) About once-twice a year2218.8
4) Several times a year1210.3
5) About once a month54.3
6) Two to three times a month32.6
7) Nearly every week32.6
8) Every week119.4
Missing486
Total117100.0
133) Please indicate your employment status: employed full-time (FULL)
 TOTAL%
0) Not checked37662.4
1) Checked22737.6
Total603100.0
134) Please indicate your employment status: employed part-time (PART)
 TOTAL%
0) Not checked54289.9
1) Checked6110.1
Total603100.0
135) Please indicate your employment status: self-employed (SELF)
 TOTAL%
0) Not checked55091.2
1) Checked538.8
Total603100.0
136) Please indicate your employment status: unemployed (UNEMPLOY)
 TOTAL%
0) Not checked59999.3
1) Checked40.7
Total603100.0
137) Please indicate your employment status: retired (RETIRED)
 TOTAL%
0) Not checked41168.2
1) Checked19231.8
Total603100.0
138) Please indicate your employment status: full-time homemaker (HOMEMAK)
 TOTAL%
0) Not checked55291.5
1) Checked518.5
Total603100.0
139) Please indicate your employment status: student (STUDENT)
 TOTAL%
0) Not checked59899.2
1) Checked50.8
Total603100.0
140) Please indicate your employment status: other (EMPL_OTH)
 TOTAL%
0) Not checked59498.5
1) Checked91.5
Total603100.0
141) If married, please indicate the employment status of your spouse: Full-time (SFULL)
 TOTAL%
0) Not checked43171.5
1) Checked17228.5
Total603100.0
142) If married, please indicate the employment status of your spouse: Part-employed (SPART)
 TOTAL%
0) Not checked54991.0
1) Checked549.0
Total603100.0
143) If married, please indicate the employment status of your spouse: Self-employed (SSELF)
 TOTAL%
0) Not checked56293.2
1) Checked416.8
Total603100.0
144) If married, please indicate the employment status of your spouse: Unemployed (SUNEMPLY)
 TOTAL%
0) Not checked59698.8
1) Checked71.2
Total603100.0
145) If married, please indicate the employment status of your spouse: Retired (SRETIRED)
 TOTAL%
0) Not checked48880.9
1) Checked11519.1
Total603100.0
146) If married, please indicate the employment status of your spouse: Full-time homemaker (SHOMEMAK)
 TOTAL%
0) Not checked53288.2
1) Checked7111.8
Total603100.0
147) If married, please indicate the employment status of your spouse: Student (SSTUDENT)
 TOTAL%
0) Not checked60299.8
1) 110.2
Total603100.0
148) If married, please indicate the employment status of your spouse: Other (SOTHER)
 TOTAL%
0) Not checked59899.2
1) Checked50.8
Total603100.0
149) Indicate average hours worked per week (HRWK)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total40138.9317.23
150) If your husband or wife is: employed full-time, part-time, or self-employed, please indicate the average hours worked per week over the last year (SHRWK)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total33236.4917.83
151) What is the highest level of education completed by you? (EDU)
 TOTAL%
4) High school diploma468.5
5) Some college9116.9
6) Graduated from college13825.6
7) Some graduate work8014.8
8) Graduate degree18534.3
Missing63
Total540100.0
152) If married, what is the highest level of education completed by your spouse? (SEDU)
 TOTAL%
1) Less than eight years20.4
3) Some high school61.3
4) High school diploma5512.0
5) Some college8217.9
6) Graduated from college13830.1
7) Some graduate work4910.7
8) Graduate degree12627.5
Missing145
Total458100.0
153) How many children do you have? (If none, write 0.) Include any legally adopted children; exclude stepchildren unless legally adopted. (CHILDREN)
 TOTAL%
0) None589.7
1) 1589.7
2) 225743.0
3) 314824.8
4) 4559.2
5) 5111.8
6) 650.8
7) 720.3
8) 830.5
Missing6
Total597100.0
154) How many persons, including yourself, live in your household? (Do not count students who live elsewhere while they attend college or university.) (PERSONS)
 TOTAL%
1) I live alone.6811.3
2) Two of us34357.1
3) Three of us7913.1
4) Four of us7712.8
5) Five of us274.5
6) Six of us30.5
7) Seven or more of us20.3
8) Not applicable20.3
Missing2
Total601100.0
155) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are: under six years of age? (AGE6)
 TOTAL%
0) None15183.0
1) 12111.5
2) 294.9
3) 310.5
Missing421
Total182100.0
156) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are: six to twelve years of age? (AGE12)
 TOTAL%
0) None14064.8
1) 14621.3
2) 22612.0
3) 341.9
Missing387
Total216100.0
157) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are: thirteen to seventeen years of age? (AGE17)
 TOTAL%
0) None13861.3
1) 16729.8
2) 2188.0
3) 320.9
Missing378
Total225100.0
158) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are: eighteen to twenty-four years of age? (AGE24)
 TOTAL%
0) None14476.2
1) 13619.0
2) 273.7
3) 310.5
4) 410.5
Missing414
Total189100.0
159) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are: twenty-five years of age and over? (AGE25)
 TOTAL%
0) None122.1
1) 16711.5
2) 246379.7
3) 3335.7
4) 450.9
5) 510.2
Missing22
Total581100.0
160) From the list below, select the choice which best describes all of the people in the household in which you live. (PEOPLE)
 TOTAL%
1) A single adult, living alone6511.0
2) A single parent, living with one or more children132.2
3) Married, no kids32454.7
4) A married couple, living with one or more children16828.4
5) Some other arrangement223.7
Missing11
Total592100.0
161) Generally speaking, do you think of yourself as a Democrat, Independent, Republican or other? (POLITIC)
 TOTAL%
1) Democrat16427.6
2) Independent11218.8
3) Republican31653.1
4) Other30.5
Missing8
Total595100.0
162) How often do you access the Internet? (INTERNET)
 TOTAL%
1) Daily/more often33756.1
2) Few times a week11919.8
3) Once a week213.5
4) Less than weekly457.5
5) Never7913.1
Missing2
Total601100.0
163) How often do you send and receive e-mail? (EMAIL)
 TOTAL%
1) Daily/more often34256.9
2) Few times a week12721.1
3) Once a week132.2
4) Less than weekly437.2
5) Never7612.6
Missing2
Total601100.0
164) What is your race or origin? (check all that apply): white or Caucasian (RACE)
 TOTAL%
0) Not checked223.6
1) Checked58196.4
Total603100.0
165) What is your race or origin? (check all that apply): black or African American (RACE2)
 TOTAL%
0) Not checked59598.7
1) Checked81.3
Total603100.0
166) Race: Indian or Alaska native (RACE3)
 TOTAL%
0) Not checked60199.7
1) Checked20.3
Total603100.0
167) What is your race or origin? (check all that apply): Asian or Pacific Islander (RACE4)
 TOTAL%
0) Not checked59799.0
1) Checked61.0
Total603100.0
168) What is your race or origin? (check all that apply): Hispanic, Latino/a, Spanish origin (RACE5)
 TOTAL%
0) Not checked60099.5
1) Checked30.5
Total603100.0
169) What is your race or origin? (check all that apply): some other race (RACE6)
 TOTAL%
0) Not checked59999.3
1) Checked40.7
Total603100.0
170) Which of these categories best describes your total family income from all sources, before taxes, during 2001? (If you live alone, or with non-relatives, answer in terms of your own personal income.) (INCOME)
 TOTAL%
1) Less than $10,00020.4
2) $10,000-$14,99961.1
3) $15,000-$19,99971.2
4) $20,000-$29,999346.0
5) $30,000-$39,999335.8
6) $40,000-$49,999386.7
7) $50,000-$59,999478.3
8) $60,000-$69,999569.9
9) $70,000-$79,9995910.4
10) $80,000-$89,999366.4
11) $90,000-$99,999396.9
12) $100,000-$124,9998114.3
13) $125,000-$149,999366.4
14) $150,000 or more9116.1
Missing38
Total565100.0
171) Did you or any other family member in your household fill out a pledge card regarding church giving for the current year? (PLEDGE)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes52988.2
2) No7111.8
Missing3
Total600100.0
172) Did you contribute to your congregation? (GIVING)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes59799.8
2) No10.2
Missing5
Total598100.0
173) Write your best estimate of the amount given to regular giving: (AMTGIVE)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total5366,172.3743,329.10
174) During the last twelve months, did you or other family members in your household contribute any money 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? (CAPCAMP)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes29651.6
2) No27848.4
Missing29
Total574100.0
175) Write your best estimate of the amount given to special capital campaign: (SPECIALG)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total27422,885.77138,455.46
176) During the last twelve months, did you or other family members in your household contribute any money to your congregation, in response to a special appeal for a ministry supported by the congregation, presbytery, or Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), including the denomination-wide special offerings-One Great Hour of Sharing, Pentecost, Peacemaking, and Christmas Joy? (SPECIALA)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes50585.3
2) No8714.7
Missing11
Total592100.0
177) Write your best estimate of the amount given to special appeal: (AMTSPEC)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total45711,377.48104,122.72
178) Did you contribute to any other religious causes? (OUTPCUSA)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes29351.5
2) No27648.5
Missing34
Total569100.0
179) Write your best estimate of the amount given to all religious causes: (ALLCAUSE)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total27216,216.65120,623.55
180) During the last twelve months, did you or other family members in your household contribute any money to non-religious charities, community organizations, or social causes? (NONRELIG)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes54693.5
2) No386.5
Missing19
Total584100.0
181) Write your best estimate of the amount given to non-religious causes: (AMTNOREL)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total50512,301.4296,375.85
182) State (STATE)
183) Total number of members (TOTMEM01)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total603754.92814.55
184) Region (REGION)
 TOTAL%
1) Northeast11919.7
2) Midwest16327.0
3) South24240.1
4) West7913.1
Total603100.0
185) What is your present age? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-AGE)
 TOTAL%
1) Less than 40315.2
2) 40 to 4911118.6
3) 50 to 6426744.6
4) 65 or older18931.6
Missing5
Total598100.0
186) What is your sex? (for use with online analysis) (I-SEX)
 TOTAL%
1) Female27946.6
2) Male32053.4
Missing4
Total599100.0
187) What is the highest level of education completed by you? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-EDUC)
 TOTAL%
1) High school diploma468.5
2) Some college9116.9
3) Graduated from college13825.6
4) Some graduate work8014.8
5) Graduate degree18534.3
Missing63
Total540100.0
188) Which of these categories best describes your total family income from all sources, before taxes, during 2001? (If you live alone, or with non-relatives, answer in terms of your own personal income.) (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-INCOME)
 TOTAL%
1) Less than $20K152.7
2) $20K to $49,99910518.6
3) $50K to $99,99923741.9
4) $100K or more20836.8
Missing38
Total565100.0
189) What is your race or origin? (check all that apply): white or Caucasian (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-RACE)
 TOTAL%
1) Not White, non-Hispanic223.6
2) White, non-Hispanic58196.4
Total603100.0
190) Generally speaking, do you think of yourself as a Democrat, Independent, Republican or other? (for use with online analysis) (I-PARTYID)
 TOTAL%
1) Democrat16427.6
2) Independent11218.8
3) Republican31653.1
4) Other30.5
Missing8
Total595100.0

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