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Presbyterian Panel Survey, February 2017 - Race and Ethnicity, All - Codebook

All frequencies are raw numbers (no weights used).

1) Please enter your Panel ID (You can find this on the paper copy of your survey, or in your email invitation It is an M, T, V, or W, followed by 6 numbers ) (PANELID)
2) Lead Status (LEADSTATUS)
 TOTAL%
0) Member14312.8
1) Ruling Elder26924.0
3) Pastor48843.5
4) Specialized Minister22119.7
Missing146
Total1121100.0
3) In general, how do you think the chances of white people and people of color compare: When it comes to getting any kind of job for which they are qualified? (JOBCHANCES)
 TOTAL%
1) People of color have a greater chance than white people584.6
2) People of color and white people have similar chances25019.8
3) People of color have a lesser chance than white people88069.6
4) Not sure776.1
Missing2
Total1265100.0
4) In general, how do you think the chances of white people and people of color compare: When it comes to getting a good education? (SCHOOLCHANCES)
 TOTAL%
1) People of color have a greater chance than white people463.7
2) People of color and white people have similar chances30724.4
3) People of color have a lesser chance than white people87469.4
4) Not sure322.5
Missing8
Total1259100.0
5) In general, how do you think the chances of white people and people of color compare: When it comes to getting any housing that they can afford? (HOUSINGCHANCES)
 TOTAL%
1) People of color have a greater chance than white people161.3
2) People of color and white people have similar chances34827.7
3) People of color have a lesser chance than white people83966.7
4) Not sure554.4
Missing9
Total1258100.0
6) In general, how do you think the chances of white people and people of color compare: When it comes to voting in elections without encountering obstacles? (VOTINGCHANCES)
 TOTAL%
1) People of color have a greater chance than white people191.5
2) People of color and white people have similar chances39231.1
3) People of color have a lesser chance than white people78562.4
4) Not sure635.0
Missing8
Total1259100.0
7) What is your impression of the way people of color in your local community are treated in the following situations? On the job or at work (JOBTREATMENT)
 TOTAL%
1) Treated better than white people231.8
2) Treated the same as white people61648.9
3) Treated worse than white people48138.2
4) Not sure/does not apply13911.0
Missing8
Total1259100.0
8) What is your impression of the way people of color in your local community are treated in the following situations? On public transportation (TRANSITTREATMENT)
 TOTAL%
1) Treated better than white people50.6
2) Treated the same as white people38544.3
3) Treated worse than white people26530.5
4) Not sure/does not apply21424.6
Missing398
Total869100.0
9) What is your impression of the way people of color in your local community are treated in the following situations? In stores and shops (STORESTREATMENT)
 TOTAL%
1) Treated better than white people70.6
2) Treated the same as white people54443.1
3) Treated worse than white people63350.2
4) Not sure/does not apply776.1
Missing6
Total1261100.0
10) What is your impression of the way people of color in your local community are treated in the following situations? In restaurants, bars, theaters, or other entertainment businesses (RESTAURANTSTREATMENT)
 TOTAL%
1) Treated better than white people90.7
2) Treated the same as white people65852.1
3) Treated worse than white people48138.1
4) Not sure/does not apply1149.0
Missing5
Total1262100.0
11) What is your impression of the way people of color in your local community are treated in the following situations? In dealings with the police (POLICETREATMENT)
 TOTAL%
1) Treated better than white people90.7
2) Treated the same as white people24119.1
3) Treated worse than white people86868.8
4) Not sure/does not apply14311.3
Missing6
Total1261100.0
12) What is your impression of the way people of color in your local community are treated in the following situations? In courts of law (COURTSTREATMENT)
 TOTAL%
1) Treated better than white people110.9
2) Treated the same as white people37429.7
3) Treated worse than white people70656.0
4) Not sure/does not apply16913.4
Missing7
Total1260100.0
13) What is your impression of the way people of color in your local community are treated in the following situations? In schools and colleges (SCHOOLSTREATMENT)
 TOTAL%
1) Treated better than white people856.8
2) Treated the same as white people61548.8
3) Treated worse than white people43934.9
4) Not sure/does not apply1209.5
Missing8
Total1259100.0
14) What is your impression of the way people of color in your local community are treated in the following situations? At car dealerships (CARDEALERSTREATMENT)
 TOTAL%
1) Treated better than white people30.2
2) Treated the same as white people31424.9
3) Treated worse than white people52041.3
4) Not sure/does not apply42233.5
Missing8
Total1259100.0
15) In the past two years, in your congregation, have you personally: Heard a sermon or preached a sermon on racial justice issues? (RACESERMON)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes85267.7
2) No33226.4
3) Not sure745.9
Missing9
Total1258100.0
16) In the past two years, in your congregation, have you personally: Participated in a study program, church school class, or other educational program specifically about racism and racial justice? (RACESTUDY)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes53542.5
2) No70155.7
3) Not sure221.7
Missing9
Total1258100.0
17) In the past two years, in your congregation, have you personally: Heard a sermon from a guest preacher whose racial or ethnic background differs from the majority of members in your congregation? (DIFFERENTRACESERMON)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes69755.4
2) No52641.8
3) Not sure352.8
Missing9
Total1258100.0
18) In the past two years, in your congregation, have you personally: Worshiped jointly with another congregation whose members are mostly of a different racial or ethnic background than most members of your congregation? (DIFFERENTRACECHURCHWORSHIP)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes41433.0
2) No82966.1
3) Not sure121.0
Missing12
Total1255100.0
19) In the past two years, in your congregation, have you personally: Worshiped in a style and/or language that differs from the dominant culture of your congregation? (DIFFERENTCULTURESTYLEWORSHIP)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes45936.6
2) No77661.9
3) Not sure181.4
Missing14
Total1253100.0
20) Would you prefer to worship in a congregation where most of the members are of the same racial or ethnic background as you? (SAMERACEWORSHIPPREFER)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes, definitely373.0
2) Yes, probably26421.3
3) No, probably not43034.6
4) No, definitely not33827.2
5) Not sure17213.9
Missing26
Total1241100.0
21) Would you prefer to worship in a congregation where most of the members are of the same racial or ethnic background as you? Please explain your response. (SAMERACEWORSHIPPREFERWHY)
22) How important has each of the following biblical passages been to your own understanding of contemporary issues regarding race and ethnicity? God created people in God's image (Genesis 1:26-27) (GODSIMAGEKEY)
 TOTAL%
1) Very important92073.4
2) Important24219.3
3) A little important504.0
4) Not important383.0
5) Not sure40.3
Missing13
Total1254100.0
23) How important has each of the following biblical passages been to your own understanding of contemporary issues regarding race and ethnicity? God's creation of linguistic diversity and geographic diffusion in response to the building of the tower of Babel (Genesis 11:1-8) (BABELTOWERKEY)
 TOTAL%
1) Very important19015.3
2) Important28723.1
3) A little important31525.3
4) Not important39331.6
5) Not sure604.8
Missing22
Total1245100.0
24) How important has each of the following biblical passages been to your own understanding of contemporary issues regarding race and ethnicity? The coming of the Holy Spirit and speaking in tongues at Pentecost (Acts 2:1-4): (PENTECOSTKEY)
 TOTAL%
1) Very important50440.4
2) Important36629.3
3) A little important19415.5
4) Not important15912.7
5) Not sure262.1
Missing18
Total1249100.0
25) How important has each of the following biblical passages been to your own understanding of contemporary issues regarding race and ethnicity? The parable of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10:25-37) (GOODSAMARITANKEY)
 TOTAL%
1) Very important86669.2
2) Important28923.1
3) A little important725.8
4) Not important201.6
5) Not sure50.4
Missing15
Total1252100.0
26) How important has each of the following biblical passages been to your own understanding of contemporary issues regarding race and ethnicity? God's salvation is available to everyone (John 3:16) (JOHN316KEY)
 TOTAL%
1) Very important97277.8
2) Important18214.6
3) A little important675.4
4) Not important262.1
5) Not sure30.2
Missing17
Total1250100.0
27) How important has each of the following biblical passages been to your own understanding of contemporary issues regarding race and ethnicity? God telling Peter to evangelize among both Jewish and non-Jewish people (Acts 11-12) (EVANGELIZEALLKEY)
 TOTAL%
1) Very important67954.2
2) Important32125.6
3) A little important14911.9
4) Not important856.8
5) Not sure181.4
Missing15
Total1252100.0
28) How important has each of the following biblical passages been to your own understanding of contemporary issues regarding race and ethnicity? 'There is no longer Jew or Greek, there is no longer slave or free, there is no longer male and female; for all of you are one in Christ Jesus' (Galatians 3:28) (NOLONGERJEWKEY)
 TOTAL%
1) Very important100780.8
2) Important17313.9
3) A little important423.4
4) Not important141.1
5) Not sure110.9
Missing20
Total1247100.0
29) Overall, how important has the Bible been for your own understanding of contemporary issues regarding race and ethnicity? (BIBLEKEY)
 TOTAL%
1) Very important69455.4
2) Important40932.6
3) A little important1219.7
4) Not important201.6
5) Not sure90.7
Missing14
Total1253100.0
30) How comfortable would you be regularly attending a congregation where the pastor is of a different racial or ethnic background than you? (If you are a pastor, please respond as if you were not currently leading a congregation.) (OTHERRACEPASTORCOMFORT)
 TOTAL%
1) Very comfortable81765.2
2) Somewhat comfortable26020.7
3) Neither comfortable nor uncomfortable12610.0
4) Somewhat uncomfortable272.2
5) Very uncomfortable90.7
6) Not sure151.2
Missing13
Total1254100.0
31) Which of the following best describes the reason for your response to the previous question, OTHERRACEPASTORCOMFORT? (Select all that apply): I do not think a pastor's racial or ethnic background affects his or her work at all (RACENOEFFECT)
 TOTAL%
0) Unchecked59253.5
1) Checked51446.5
Missing161
Total1106100.0
32) Which of the following best describes the reason for your response to the previous question, OTHERRACEPASTORCOMFORT? (Select all that apply): I would be afraid I would not connect with this person (NOCONNECTFEAR)
 TOTAL%
0) Unchecked97996.4
1) Checked373.6
Missing251
Total1016100.0
33) Which of the following best describes the reason for your response to the previous question, OTHERRACEPASTORCOMFORT? (Select all that apply): I prefer to go to a church led by a person of my own race (PREFERSAMERACELEADER)
 TOTAL%
0) Unchecked91178.5
1) Checked25021.5
Missing106
Total1161100.0
34) Which of the following best describes the reason for your response to the previous question, OTHERRACEPASTORCOMFORT? (Select all that apply): I think it would be great for us to learn from each other (GREATTOLEARN)
 TOTAL%
0) Unchecked48647.8
1) Checked53152.2
Missing250
Total1017100.0
35) Which of the following best describes the reason for your response to the previous question, OTHERRACEPASTORCOMFORT? (Select all that apply): I would worry that we would be used to different leadership styles (FEARDIFFERENTLEADSTYLES)
 TOTAL%
0) Unchecked81794.6
1) Checked475.4
Missing403
Total864100.0
36) Which of the following best describes the reason for your response to the previous question, OTHERRACEPASTORCOMFORT? (Select all that apply): I would worry that we would be used to different worship styles (FEARDIFFERENTWORSHIPSTYLES)
 TOTAL%
0) Unchecked92991.3
1) Checked898.7
Missing249
Total1018100.0
37) Which of the following best describes the reason for your response to the previous question, OTHERRACEPASTORCOMFORT? (Select all that apply): I would worry that others in the congregation would cause friction (FEARFRICTIONFROMOTHERS)
 TOTAL%
0) Unchecked96293.0
1) Checked727.0
Missing233
Total1034100.0
38) Which of the following best describes the reason for your response to the previous question, OTHERRACEPASTORCOMFORT? (Select all that apply): Wherever God calls me to attend, I will go (WHEREVERGODCALLS)
 TOTAL%
0) Unchecked54053.0
1) Checked47847.0
Missing249
Total1018100.0
39) Which of the following best describes the reason for your response to the previous question, OTHERRACEPASTORCOMFORT? (Select all that apply): Other (write in) (OTHERRACECOMFORTOTHER)
 TOTAL%
0) Unchecked80672.3
1) Checked30927.7
Missing152
Total1115100.0
40) Do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements? Attracting more people of color is essential for the PC(USA) to faithfully represent unity in diversity (ATTRACTINGPOCKEY)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree60749.1
2) Somewhat agree36729.7
3) Neither agree nor disagree17314.0
4) Somewhat disagree483.9
5) Strongly disagree282.3
6) Not sure131.1
Missing31
Total1236100.0
41) Do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements? Churches should be at the forefront of our society's efforts against racism (CHURCHESLEADVSRACISM)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree88971.6
2) Somewhat agree26321.2
3) Neither agree nor disagree604.8
4) Somewhat disagree161.3
5) Strongly disagree90.7
6) Not sure50.4
Missing25
Total1242100.0
42) Do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements? Congregations will become truly racially and ethnically diverse only by effectively dealing with racism (DIVERSITYONLYVSRACISM)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree58247.1
2) Somewhat agree35428.6
3) Neither agree nor disagree15812.8
4) Somewhat disagree756.1
5) Strongly disagree342.8
6) Not sure332.7
Missing31
Total1236100.0
43) Do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements? It is beneficial for the United States that the population is becoming more racially and ethnically diverse (DIVERSITYGOODFORUS)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree75060.5
2) Somewhat agree23719.1
3) Neither agree nor disagree18214.7
4) Somewhat disagree413.3
5) Strongly disagree161.3
6) Not sure131.0
Missing28
Total1239100.0
44) Do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements? My congregation actively seeks opportunities to learn about different cultures (MYCHURCHTRIESTOLEARN)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree29223.6
2) Somewhat agree41233.3
3) Neither agree nor disagree26721.6
4) Somewhat disagree17414.1
5) Strongly disagree645.2
6) Not sure292.3
Missing29
Total1238100.0
45) Do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements? My congregation has made it a priority to become more racially and ethnically diverse (MYCHURCHTRIESTODIVERSIFY)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree9210.8
2) Somewhat agree17620.7
3) Neither agree nor disagree24528.9
4) Somewhat disagree18922.3
5) Strongly disagree12414.6
6) Not sure232.7
Missing418
Total849100.0
46) Do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements? PC(USA) congregations should allow groups that use their facilities to worship in their own languages (OTHERLANGUAGESGOOD)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree88471.4
2) Somewhat agree23318.8
3) Neither agree nor disagree826.6
4) Somewhat disagree231.9
5) Strongly disagree80.6
6) Not sure80.6
Missing29
Total1238100.0
47) Do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements? Predominantly white congregations should make serious efforts to hire pastors who come from other racial-ethic groups (TRYFORPOCPASTORSY)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree17013.7
2) Somewhat agree31625.5
3) Neither agree nor disagree44736.1
4) Somewhat disagree17814.4
5) Strongly disagree937.5
6) Not sure332.7
Missing30
Total1237100.0
48) Do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements? The PC(USA) is basically white and should not focus on trying to attract more people of color (STAYWHITE)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree171.4
2) Somewhat agree443.6
3) Neither agree nor disagree1058.5
4) Somewhat disagree24119.5
5) Strongly disagree81465.9
6) Not sure141.1
Missing32
Total1235100.0
49) I worry that efforts to increase racial diversity within the PC(USA) will water down our traditions: Do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements? (DIVERSITYENDTRADITIONFEAR)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree191.5
2) Somewhat agree625.0
3) Neither agree nor disagree1078.6
4) Somewhat disagree18915.2
5) Strongly disagree83467.2
6) Not sure302.4
Missing26
Total1241100.0
50) In the past two years, have you personally: Belonged to an organization (other than your congregation) concerned with racial justice? (BELONGTORJORG)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes55444.5
2) No66353.3
3) Not sure272.2
Missing23
Total1244100.0
51) In the past two years, have you personally: Given money to an organization (other than your congregation) concerned with racial justice? (DONATETORJORG)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes69556.0
2) No51041.1
3) Not sure373.0
Missing25
Total1242100.0
52) In the past two years, have you personally: Participated in a protest or demonstration to support the civil rights of people of color? (PROTESTFORPOCRIGHTS)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes34527.8
2) No89071.7
3) Not sure70.6
Missing25
Total1242100.0
53) In the past two years, have you personally: Attended a cultural diversity or anti-racism class, workshop, or other formal training? (RJWORKSHOP)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes52842.6
2) No70356.7
3) Not sure90.7
Missing27
Total1240100.0
54) In the past two years, have you personally: Volunteered time to work for an organization (other than your congregation) or group working for racial justice?: (VOLUNTEERFORRJORG)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes35528.6
2) No87070.0
3) Not sure181.4
Missing24
Total1243100.0
55) In the past two years, have you personally: Participated in a study within your congregation of a book written by an author from a culture different from your own or advocating for racial justice? (RACEBOOKCLUB)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes36129.0
2) No86369.4
3) Not sure201.6
Missing23
Total1244100.0
56) Have you ever experienced discrimination, harassment, violence, or prejudicial statements because of your racial or ethnic background? (RACEBIASEXPERIENCE)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes37530.0
2) No80964.8
3) Not sure645.1
Missing19
Total1248100.0
57) Did you know that the Christmas Joy Offering helps support racial ethnic leadership development, racial ethnic schools and colleges, and the Board of Pensions' Assistance Program (to provide financial assistance to church workers in need)? (CJOCAUSESKNOW)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes, I was entirely aware of this58568.6
2) Yes, I was aware of part of this, but didn't know all of it14817.4
3) No, I was not aware of this12014.1
Missing414
Total853100.0
58) In your opinion, how important is it for the PC(USA) to have programs that help support: Racial-ethnic schools and colleges (POCCOLLEGESKEY)
 TOTAL%
1) Very important63150.6
2) Important40332.3
3) A little important1179.4
4) Not important625.0
5) Not sure342.7
Missing20
Total1247100.0
59) In your opinion, how important is it for the PC(USA) to have programs that help support: Racial-ethnic leadership training (including vocational discernment and networking) (POCLEADERSHIPTRAININGKEY)
 TOTAL%
1) Very important68955.7
2) Important38230.9
3) A little important897.2
4) Not important483.9
5) Not sure292.3
Missing30
Total1237100.0
60) In 2016, the General Assembly of the PC(USA) approved adding the Belhar Confession to The Book of Confessions. The Belhar Confession originated in South Africa in the 1980s, in response to apartheid. Has your congregation used the Belhar Confession in worship? (BELHARWORSHIPUSE)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes45536.5
2) No57546.1
3) Not sure21617.3
Missing21
Total1246100.0
61) If BELHARWORSHIPUSE is yes, how has your congregation used Belhar in worship? (BELHARWORSHIPUSEMORE)
62) Has your congregation (or a group in your congregation) discussed or studied the Belhar Confession? (BELHARSTUDY)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes30235.4
2) No43551.1
3) Not sure11513.5
Missing415
Total852100.0
63) Please use this space for any additional comments. (ADDITIONALCOMMENTS)
64) How important has each of the following biblical passages been to your own understanding of contemporary issues regarding race and ethnicity? Other passage (write in): (OTHERBIBLEVERSEOTHERTEXT)
65) Have you ever experienced discrimination, harassment, violence, or prejudicial statements because of your racial or ethnic background? Please explain your response (RACEBIASEXPERIENCEMORE)
66) Minister (MINISTER)
 TOTAL%
0) Member41236.8
1) Minister70963.2
Missing146
Total1121100.0
67) Sampled or volunteer (VOLUNTEER)
 TOTAL%
0) No65558.4
1) Yes46741.6
Missing145
Total1122100.0
68) In the past year, how often have you attended Sunday worship at your congregation (Select one)? (WORSHIP)
 TOTAL%
1) Every week86077.2
2) 2-3 times a month15814.2
3) About once a month474.2
4) Occasionally or for holidays-special occasions363.2
5) Never131.2
Missing153
Total1114100.0
69) In what faith or denomination were you raised? (If you were part of more than one faith or denomination as a child, answer by selecting the one in which you were most involved.) (CHILDFAITH)
 TOTAL%
1) Baptist827.4
2) Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)90.8
3) Episcopal151.3
4) Lutheran333.0
5) Methodist686.1
6) Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), PCUS, UPCUSA, or UPCNA67660.7
7) Other Presbyterian232.1
8) Reformed80.7
9) Roman Catholic484.3
10) UCC (United Church of Christ/Congregationalist)282.5
11) Independent or non-denominational211.9
12) Other Christian575.1
13) Other non-Christian50.4
14) None413.7
Missing153
Total1114100.0
70) In what faith or denomination were you raised? (If you were part of more than one faith or denomination as a child, answer by selecting the one in which you were most involved.) Other Christian (specify) (CHILDFAITHTEXT)
71) In what faith or denomination were you raised? (If you were part of more than one faith or denomination as a child, answer by selecting the one in which you were the most involved.) Other non-Christian (specify) (CHILDFAITHTEXT2)
72) How old were you when you first began regularly attending a Presbyterian church? (If less than one year old, write 0 (zero).) (AGEPCUSA)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total110712.5915.21
73) The next set of questions asks about matters of faith and belief. Which one of the following terms best describes your current stand on theological issues? (THEOLOGY)
 TOTAL%
1) Very conservative292.6
2) Conservative19617.6
3) Moderate36332.6
4) Liberal35331.7
5) Very liberal17215.5
Missing154
Total1113100.0
74) The PC(USA) recently began to permit Presbyterian ministers to perform same-sex marriages. Do you personally agree that Presbyterian ministers should be allowed to perform same-sex marriages? (SAMESEX)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes74066.6
2) Yes, as long as the ceremony takes place away from PC(USA) church property and facilities333.0
3) No25322.8
4) Not sure857.7
Missing156
Total1111100.0
75) Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with each of the following statements. There is a life beyond death. (LIFEBEYOND)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree90.8
2) 2191.7
3) 3131.2
4) 4514.6
5) 5625.6
6) 615514.0
7) Strongly agree79572.0
Missing163
Total1104100.0
76) Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with each of the following statements. Jesus will return to Earth someday. (JESUSRETURN)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree403.7
2) 2595.5
3) 3474.4
4) 413612.6
5) 510910.1
6) 615214.1
7) Strongly agree53649.7
Missing188
Total1079100.0
77) 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 church. (INDBELIEFS)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree21020.3
2) 227126.3
3) 316215.7
4) 417116.6
5) 5737.1
6) 6777.5
7) Strongly agree686.6
Missing235
Total1032100.0
78) 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. (RELIGEQUAL)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree22021.6
2) 220720.3
3) 313813.5
4) 415315.0
5) 512011.8
6) 6918.9
7) Strongly agree908.8
Missing248
Total1019100.0
79) Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with each of the following statements: Only followers of Jesus Christ can be saved. (FOLLOWJESUS)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree32132.4
2) 214514.6
3) 3818.2
4) 412612.7
5) 5626.3
6) 6929.3
7) Strongly agree16516.6
Missing275
Total992100.0
80) Over the past year, approximately how often have you engaged in the following activities? Read the Bible privately. (READBIBLE)
 TOTAL%
1) Daily/Almost daily41337.2
2) Several times a week31328.2
3) Weekly11910.7
4) Several times a month918.2
5) Once a month565.0
6) Less than once a month958.6
7) Never222.0
Missing158
Total1109100.0
81) Over the past year, approximately how often have you engaged in the following activities? Prayed privately. (PRAY)
 TOTAL%
1) Daily/Almost daily82474.2
2) Several times a week16815.1
3) Weekly433.9
4) Several times a month423.8
5) Once a month100.9
6) Less than once a month171.5
7) Never60.5
Missing157
Total1110100.0
82) Over the past year, approximately how often have you engaged in the following activities? Attended a Bible study or prayer group (BIBLESTUDY)
 TOTAL%
1) Daily/Almost daily181.6
2) Several times a week817.4
3) Weekly38535.0
4) Several times a month13312.1
5) Once a month12911.7
6) Less than once a month20018.2
7) Never15313.9
Missing168
Total1099100.0
83) Over the past year, approximately how often have you engaged in the following activities? Otherwise read Bible or prayed with family or friends (FELLOWSHIP)
 TOTAL%
1) Daily/Almost daily17416.0
2) Several times a week17215.8
3) Weekly18016.6
4) Several times a month15214.0
5) Once a month948.6
6) Less than once a month20018.4
7) Never11510.6
Missing180
Total1087100.0
84) Over the past year, approximately how often have you engaged in the following activities? Read devotional materials or religious books (DEVOTIONAL)
 TOTAL%
1) Daily/Almost daily28425.7
2) Several times a week25122.7
3) Weekly16414.8
4) Several times a month14212.9
5) Once a month978.8
6) Less than once a month12311.1
7) Never444.0
Missing162
Total1105100.0
85) Over the past year, approximately how often have you engaged in the following activities? Used the Internet for religious or spiritual purposes (RELIGINTERNET)
 TOTAL%
1) Daily/Almost daily30127.2
2) Several times a week25923.4
3) Weekly11210.1
4) Several times a month11910.8
5) Once a month756.8
6) Less than once a month12411.2
7) Never11610.5
Missing161
Total1106100.0
86) Over the past year, approximately how often have you engaged in the following activities? Said grace before meals (SAIDGRACE)
 TOTAL%
1) Daily/Almost daily63356.9
2) Several times a week18216.4
3) Weekly494.4
4) Several times a month958.5
5) Once a month373.3
6) Less than once a month877.8
7) Never292.6
Missing155
Total1112100.0
87) Over the past year, approximately how often have you engaged in the following activities? Met with a spiritual director and/or coach (SPIRITUALDIR)
 TOTAL%
1) Daily/Almost daily20.2
2) Several times a week50.5
3) Weekly232.1
4) Several times a month333.0
5) Once a month1099.8
6) Less than once a month26323.7
7) Never67560.8
Missing157
Total1110100.0
88) Which statement comes closest to your view of Bible? (Fill in only one circle) (BIBLEVIEW)
 TOTAL%
1) The Bible is the word of God, to be taken literally word for word.242.2
2) The Bible is the word of God, to be interpreted in the light of its historical and cultural context.42338.1
3) The Bible is the word of God, to be interpreted in the light of its historical context and the Church's teachings.26223.6
4) The Bible is the word of God, to be interpreted with the help of the Holy Spirit.37934.1
5) The Bible is not the word of God.222.0
Missing157
Total1110100.0
89) How important is being part of Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) to you? (BELONGPCUSA)
 TOTAL%
1) Very important57651.6
2) Important38634.6
3) Slightly important958.5
4) Not important433.9
5) Not sure161.4
Missing151
Total1116100.0
90) Now, we'd like you to tell us about yourself. Which of the following best describes your gender? (GENDER)
 TOTAL%
1) Female51446.1
2) Male59953.7
3) Other20.2
Missing152
Total1115100.0
91) Now, we'd like you to tell us about yourself. Which of the following best describes your gender? Other (specify) (GENDERTEXT)
92) What is your citizenship history? (CITIZEN)
 TOTAL%
1) I was born a United States citizen107396.2
2) I was not born a United States citizen but I am a citizen now363.2
3) I am not a United States citizen but I am working towards becoming one40.4
4) I am not a United States citizen and don't plan to become one20.2
Missing152
Total1115100.0
93) What is your current age? (AGE)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total111358.2112.77
94) What is your race and/or ethnicity? (Select all that apply.): Hispanic, Latino/a, or Spanish origin (HISPANIC)
 TOTAL%
0) Not checked109097.1
1) Checked322.9
Missing145
Total1122100.0
95) What is your race and/or ethnicity? (Select all that apply.): White (WHITE)
 TOTAL%
0) Not checked968.6
1) Checked102691.4
Missing145
Total1122100.0
96) What is your race and/or ethnicity? (Select all that apply.): Black or African American (BLACK)
 TOTAL%
0) Not checked108796.9
1) Checked353.1
Missing145
Total1122100.0
97) What is your race and/or ethnicity? (Select all that apply.): African immigrant (AFRICANIMM)
 TOTAL%
0) Not checked112099.8
1) Checked20.2
Missing145
Total1122100.0
98) What is your race and/or ethnicity? (Select all that apply.): Korean (KOREAN)
 TOTAL%
0) Not checked110898.8
1) Checked141.2
Missing145
Total1122100.0
99) What is your race and/or ethnicity? (Select all that apply.): Asian but not Korean (ASIAN)
 TOTAL%
0) Not checked110498.4
1) Checked181.6
Missing145
Total1122100.0
100) What is your race and/or ethnicity? (Select all that apply.): Native American (NATIVEAM)
 TOTAL%
0) Not checked110998.8
1) Checked131.2
Missing145
Total1122100.0
101) What is your race and/or ethnicity? (Select all that apply.): Middle Eastern (MIDEASTERN)
 TOTAL%
0) Not checked111799.6
1) Checked50.4
Missing145
Total1122100.0
102) What is your race and/or ethnicity? (Select all that apply.): Other (OTHERRACE)
 TOTAL%
0) Not checked110098.0
1) Checked222.0
Missing145
Total1122100.0
103) What is your race and/or ethnicity? (Select all that apply.): Other (specify) (OTHERRACETEXT)
104) Generally speaking, do you think of yourself as a Democrat, Independent, Republican, or other? (POLITICS)
 TOTAL%
1) Democrat56050.4
2) Independent21919.7
3) Republican19117.2
4) Other151.4
5) I don't identify with a political party12611.3
Missing156
Total1111100.0
105) Generally speaking, do you think of yourself as a Democrat, Independent, Republican, or other?: Other (specify) (POLITICSTEXT)
106) Which of these categories best describes your total household income from all sources, before taxes, during 2014? (If you live alone or with non-relatives, answer in terms of your own personal income.) (INCOME)
 TOTAL%
1) $20,000 or less232.1
2) $20,001 - $40,000948.7
3) $40,001 - $65,00024122.3
4) $65,001 - $105,00040437.3
5) $105,001 - $195,00024923.0
6) $195,001 or more716.6
Missing185
Total1082100.0
107) Fill out pledge card (PLEDGE)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes83575.0
2) No27024.2
3) Don't know90.8
Missing153
Total1114100.0
108) Indicate whether, during the 2014 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). Donated? (CONGREGULARR)
 TOTAL%
1) No635.7
2) Yes104694.3
Missing158
Total1109100.0
109) Indicate whether, during the 2014 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 a special offerings or contributions to a capital campaign). If donated is yes, estimate how much. (CONGREGULARAMT2)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total9294,638.875,560.34
110) Indicate whether, during the 2014 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. Donated? (CONGCAPITALR)
 TOTAL%
1) No68761.9
2) Yes42238.1
Missing158
Total1109100.0
111) Indicate whether, during the 2014 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. If donated is yes, estimate how much. (CONGCAPITALAMT2)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total3431,287.012,317.12
112) Indicate whether, during the 2014 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(USA), including the four churchwide special offerings-One Great Hour of Sharing, Pentecost, Peace and Global Witness, and Christmas Joy. Donated? (CONGSPECIALR)
 TOTAL%
1) No27324.6
2) Yes83675.4
Missing158
Total1109100.0
113) Indicate whether, during the 2014 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(USA), including the four churchwide special offerings-One Great Hour of Sharing, Pentecost, Peace and Global Witness, and Christmas Joy. If donated is yes, estimate how much? (CONSPECIALAMT2)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total731379.68995.85
114) Indicate whether, during the 2014 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. Donated? (DONATEPCUSAR)
 TOTAL%
1) No67360.7
2) Yes43639.3
Missing158
Total1109100.0
115) Indicate whether, during the 2014 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. If donated is yes, estimate how much. (DONATEPCUSAAMT2)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total363372.84954.45
116) Indicate whether, during the 2014 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). Donated? (DONATERELIGR)
 TOTAL%
1) No55650.1
2) Yes55349.9
Missing158
Total1109100.0
117) Indicate whether, during the 2014 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). If donated is yes, estimate how much. (DONATERELIGAMT2)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total4601,487.764,379.55
118) Indicate whether, during the 2014 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.). Donated? (DONATENONRELIGR)
 TOTAL%
1) No21919.7
2) Yes89080.3
Missing158
Total1109100.0
119) Indicate whether, during the 2014 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.). If donated is yes, estimate how much. (DONATENONRELIGAMT2)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total7631,496.733,880.27
120) What is your current relationship status? (Fill in only one circle.) (RELATIONSHIP)
 TOTAL%
1) Single1089.7
2) Married85677.3
3) Living in a committed relationship100.9
4) Divorced746.7
5) Widowed534.8
6) Other70.6
Missing159
Total1108100.0
121) What is your current relationship status? (Fill in only one circle.) Other (Specify) (RELATIONSHIPTEXT)
122) How many children and/or dependents do you have? (If none, write 0 (zero).) Number of children living with me (KIDSWITHR)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total11050.540.91
123) How many children and/or dependents do you have? (If none, write 0 (zero).) Number of children living elsewhere (KIDSELSER)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total11051.291.43
124) How many children and/or dependents do you have? (If none, write 0 (zero).) Number of dependents that are NOT my children (DEPENDENTSR)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total11050.080.37
125) About how many hours per week do you work in total paid employment? (HRSWRK)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total81438.0418.38
126) About how many hours per week do you work in total paid employment? Recoded (HRSWRKR)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total72142.9313.10
127) If you have additional comments, please write them in the space below. (COMMENTS)
128) Type of survey completed (MSURVEY)
 TOTAL%
0) Paper11327.5
1) Web sample4310.5
2) Web volunteer25361.6
3) Teaching elder survey20.5
Missing856
Total411100.0
129) First, we'd like to ask a few questions about you and your congregation. Are you ordained as any of the following? (Select all that apply.) Deacon (MQ1A)
 TOTAL%
0) Not checked27366.4
1) Checked13833.6
Missing856
Total411100.0
130) First, we'd like to ask a few questions about you and your congregation. Are you ordained as any of the following? (Select all that apply.) Ruling elder (MQ1B)
 TOTAL%
0) Not checked15237.0
1) Checked25963.0
Missing856
Total411100.0
131) First, we'd like to ask a few questions about you and your congregation. Are you ordained as any of the following? (Select all that apply.) Commissioned ruling elder (MQ1C)
 TOTAL%
0) Not checked38894.4
1) Checked235.6
Missing856
Total411100.0
132) First, we'd like to ask a few questions about you and your congregation. Are you ordained as any of the following? (Select all that apply.) Teaching elder (If you are a teaching elder, please stop taking this survey and contact Research Services to receive a survey specifically for teaching elders.) (MQ1D)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total4110.000.00
133) M1QMISS (MQ1MISS)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total4110.230.42
134) First, we'd like to ask a few questions about you and your congregation. How many years have you been a member of your current congregation? (If less than one year, write 0 (zero).) (MQ2)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total40322.0117.45
135) First, we'd like to ask a few questions about you and your congregation. How many years have you been a member of your current congregation? (If less than one year, write 0 (zero).) (Recoded) (MQ2R)
 TOTAL%
1) Less than 5 years6616.4
2) 5-9 years5914.6
3) 10-14 years389.4
4) 15-19 years409.9
5) 20-24 years389.4
6) 25-29 years358.7
7) 30-34 years379.2
8) 35-39 years235.7
9) 40 years or more6716.6
Missing864
Total403100.0
136) First, we'd like to ask a few questions about you and your congregation. Do you currently hold any of the following positions in your congregation or the denomination? Christian education and/or youth director (or comparable position): Yes, paid (MQ3A)
 TOTAL%
0) Not checked40899.3
1) Checked30.7
Missing856
Total411100.0
137) First, we'd like to ask a few questions about you and your congregation. Do you currently hold any of the following positions in your congregation or the denomination? Christian education and/or youth director (or comparable position): Yes, unpaid (MQ3A2)
 TOTAL%
0) Not checked38493.4
1) Checked276.6
Missing856
Total411100.0
138) First, we'd like to ask a few questions about you and your congregation. Do you currently hold any of the following positions in your congregation or the denomination? Mid-council executive or stated clerk: Yes, paid (MQ3B)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total4110.000.00
139) First, we'd like to ask a few questions about you and your congregation. Do you currently hold any of the following positions in your congregation or the denomination? Mid-council executive or stated clerk: Yes, unpaid (MQ3B2)
 TOTAL%
0) Not checked40899.3
1) Checked30.7
Missing856
Total411100.0
140) First, we'd like to ask a few questions about you and your congregation. Do you currently hold any of the following positions in your congregation or the denomination? Clerk of session: Yes, paid (MQ3C)
 TOTAL%
0) Not checked41099.8
1) Checked10.2
Missing856
Total411100.0
141) First, we'd like to ask a few questions about you and your congregation. Do you currently hold any of the following positions in your congregation or the denomination? Clerk of session: Yes, unpaid (MQ3C2)
 TOTAL%
0) Not checked38393.2
1) Checked286.8
Missing856
Total411100.0
142) First, we'd like to ask a few questions about you and your congregation. Do you currently hold any of the following positions in your congregation or the denomination? Elder commissioner to presbytery, synod, or GA: Yes, paid (MQ3D)
 TOTAL%
0) Not checked40899.3
1) Checked30.7
Missing856
Total411100.0
143) First, we'd like to ask a few questions about you and your congregation. Do you currently hold any of the following positions in your congregation or the denomination? Elder commissioner to presbytery, synod, or GA: Yes, unpaid (MQ3D2)
 TOTAL%
0) Not checked34784.4
1) Checked6415.6
Missing856
Total411100.0
144) First, we'd like to ask a few questions about you and your congregation. Do you currently hold any of the following positions in your congregation or the denomination? Member of a presbytery, synod, or General Assembly committee, task force, or board: Yes, paid (MQ3E)
 TOTAL%
0) Not checked40999.5
1) Checked20.5
Missing856
Total411100.0
145) First, we'd like to ask a few questions about you and your congregation. Do you currently hold any of the following positions in your congregation or the denomination? Member of a presbytery, synod, or General Assembly committee, task force, or board: Yes, unpaid (MQ3E2)
 TOTAL%
0) Not checked35285.6
1) Checked5914.4
Missing856
Total411100.0
146) First, we'd like to ask a few questions about you and your congregation. Do you currently hold any of the following positions in your congregation or the denomination? Chairperson of a congregational committee or task force: Yes, paid (MQ3F)
 TOTAL%
0) Not checked40698.8
1) Checked51.2
Missing856
Total411100.0
147) First, we'd like to ask a few questions about you and your congregation. Do you currently hold any of the following positions in your congregation or the denomination? Chairperson of a congregational committee or task force: Yes, unpaid (MQ3F2)
 TOTAL%
0) Not checked32579.1
1) Checked8620.9
Missing856
Total411100.0
148) First, we'd like to ask a few questions about you and your congregation. Do you currently hold any of the following positions in your congregation or the denomination? Member of a congregational committee or task force: Yes, paid (MQ3G)
 TOTAL%
0) Not checked40598.5
1) Checked61.5
Missing856
Total411100.0
149) First, we'd like to ask a few questions about you and your congregation. Do you currently hold any of the following positions in your congregation or the denomination? Member of a congregational committee or task force: Yes, unpaid (MQ3G2)
 TOTAL%
0) Not checked24258.9
1) Checked16941.1
Missing856
Total411100.0
150) First, we'd like to ask a few questions about you and your congregation. Do you currently hold any of the following positions in your congregation or the denomination? Member of current session or board of deacons: Yes, paid (MQ3H)
 TOTAL%
0) Not checked40398.1
1) Checked81.9
Missing856
Total411100.0
151) First, we'd like to ask a few questions about you and your congregation. Do you currently hold any of the following positions in your congregation or the denomination? Member of current session or board of deacons: Yes, unpaid (MQ3H2)
 TOTAL%
0) Not checked30273.5
1) Checked10926.5
Missing856
Total411100.0
152) (Elder or Deacon) First, we'd like to ask a few questions about you and your congregation. Do you currently hold any of the following positions in your congregation or the denomination? Member of current session or board of deacons: Yes, unpaid (ELDERORDEACON)
 TOTAL%
0) Not checked29471.5
1) Checked11728.5
Missing856
Total411100.0
153) First, we'd like to ask a few questions about you and your congregation. Do you currently hold any of the following positions in your congregation or the denomination? Leader of a men's or women's group: Yes, paid (MQ3I)
 TOTAL%
0) Not checked40999.5
1) Checked20.5
Missing856
Total411100.0
154) First, we'd like to ask a few questions about you and your congregation. Do you currently hold any of the following positions in your congregation or the denomination? Leader of a men's or women's group: Yes, unpaid (MQ3I2)
 TOTAL%
0) Not checked35786.9
1) Checked5413.1
Missing856
Total411100.0
155) First, we'd like to ask a few questions about you and your congregation. Do you currently hold any of the following positions in your congregation or the denomination? Member of a men's or women's group: Yes, paid (MQ3J)
 TOTAL%
0) Not checked40297.8
1) Checked92.2
Missing856
Total411100.0
156) First, we'd like to ask a few questions about you and your congregation. Do you currently hold any of the following positions in your congregation or the denomination? Member of a men's or women's group: Yes, unpaid (MQ3J2)
 TOTAL%
0) Not checked29170.8
1) Checked12029.2
Missing856
Total411100.0
157) First, we'd like to ask a few questions about you and your congregation. Do you currently hold any of the following positions in your congregation or the denomination? Music director, choir director, or praise team leader: Yes, paid (MQ3K)
 TOTAL%
0) Not checked40598.5
1) Checked61.5
Missing856
Total411100.0
158) First, we'd like to ask a few questions about you and your congregation. Do you currently hold any of the following positions in your congregation or the denomination? Music director, choir director, or praise team leader: Yes, unpaid (MQ3K2)
 TOTAL%
0) Not checked40598.5
1) Checked61.5
Missing856
Total411100.0
159) First, we'd like to ask a few questions about you and your congregation. Do you currently hold any of the following positions in your congregation or the denomination? Organist or other musician: Yes, paid (MQ3L)
 TOTAL%
0) Not checked40398.1
1) Checked81.9
Missing856
Total411100.0
160) First, we'd like to ask a few questions about you and your congregation. Do you currently hold any of the following positions in your congregation or the denomination? Organist or other musician: Yes, unpaid (MQ3L2)
 TOTAL%
0) Not checked39195.1
1) Checked204.9
Missing856
Total411100.0
161) First, we'd like to ask a few questions about you and your congregation. Do you currently hold any of the following positions in your congregation or the denomination? Member of a choir or praise team: Yes, paid (MQ3M)
 TOTAL%
0) Not checked40698.8
1) Checked51.2
Missing856
Total411100.0
162) First, we'd like to ask a few questions about you and your congregation. Do you currently hold any of the following positions in your congregation or the denomination? Member of a choir or praise team: Yes, unpaid (MQ3M2)
 TOTAL%
0) Not checked31877.4
1) Checked9322.6
Missing856
Total411100.0
163) First, we'd like to ask a few questions about you and your congregation. Do you currently hold any of the following positions in your congregation or the denomination? Church school or Sunday school teacher or leader: Yes, paid (MQ3N)
 TOTAL%
0) Not checked40899.3
1) Checked30.7
Missing856
Total411100.0
164) First, we'd like to ask a few questions about you and your congregation. Do you currently hold any of the following positions in your congregation or the denomination? Church school or Sunday school teacher or leader: Yes, unpaid (MQ3N2)
 TOTAL%
0) Not checked32077.9
1) Checked9122.1
Missing856
Total411100.0
165) First, we'd like to ask a few questions about you and your congregation. Do you currently hold any of the following positions in your congregation or the denomination? Other (Specify): Yes, paid (MQ3O)
 TOTAL%
0) Not checked40598.5
1) Checked61.5
Missing856
Total411100.0
166) First, we'd like to ask a few questions about you and your congregation. Do you currently hold any of the following positions in your congregation or the denomination? Other (Specify): Yes, unpaid (MQ3O2)
 TOTAL%
0) Not checked36187.8
1) Checked5012.2
Missing856
Total411100.0
167) MQ3MISS (MQ3MISS)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total4110.160.37
168) First, we'd like to ask a few questions about you and your congregation. Do you currently hold any of the following positions in your congregation or the denomination? Other (specify) (MQ3TEXT)
169) How many hours, if any, during the past month have you...? (If you do not know for sure, please estimate.) A. Attended programs or events (including Sunday school) at your church besides worship (MQ5A)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total3646.149.27
170) How many hours, if any, during the past month have you...? (If you do not know for sure, please estimate.) B. Volunteered time at your church to teach, lead, serve on a committee, or help with some program or event (MQ5B)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total3655.677.74
171) How many hours, if any, during the past month have you...? (If you do not know for sure, please estimate.) C. 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 (MQ5C)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total3172.775.90
172) How many hours, if any, during the past month have you...? (If you do not know for sure, please estimate.) D. Volunteered 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) (MQ5D)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total3325.7211.85
173) Donations 2014: to congregation in regular giving (MQ21A)
 TOTAL%
1) No143.4
2) Yes39296.6
Missing861
Total406100.0
174) Donations 2014: to congregation in regular giving (MQ21A2R)
 TOTAL%
1) $499 or less278.2
2) $500-$9993310.1
3) $1,000-$1,4993711.3
4) $1,500-$1,999226.7
5) $2,000-$2,9994614.0
6) $3,000-$3,9993911.9
7) $4,000-$4,999257.6
8) $5,000-$7,4004914.9
9) $7,500-$9,999175.2
10) $10,000 or more3310.1
Missing939
Total328100.0
175) Donations 2014: To congregation for capital campaign (MQ21B)
 TOTAL%
1) No22858.6
2) Yes16141.4
Missing878
Total389100.0
176) Donations 2014: To congregation for capital campaign (MQ21B2R)
 TOTAL%
1) $99 or less1210.0
2) $100-$2492117.5
3) $250-$49986.7
4) $500-$9992520.8
5) $1,000-$1,4992218.3
6) $1,500-$1,99986.7
7) $2,000-$2,49965.0
8) $2,500-$4,99997.5
9) $5,000-$9,99965.0
10) $10,000 or more32.5
Missing1147
Total120100.0
177) Donations 2014: To congregation for special appeal (MQ21C)
 TOTAL%
1) No8822.0
2) Yes31278.0
Missing867
Total400100.0
178) Donations 2014: To congregation for special appeal (MQ21C2R)
 TOTAL%
1) $24 or less166.2
2) $25-$49155.8
3) $50-$993814.7
4) $100-$1496726.0
5) $150-$2493814.7
6) $250-$4993312.8
7) $500-$9993312.8
8) $1,000 or more187.0
Missing1009
Total258100.0
179) Donations 2014: Directly to PCUSA (MQ21D)
 TOTAL%
1) No25065.4
2) Yes13234.6
Missing885
Total382100.0
180) Donations 2014: Directly to PCUSA (MQ21D2R)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total1023.831.85
181) Donations 2014: Directly to other religious groups (MQ21E)
 TOTAL%
1) No21656.0
2) Yes17044.0
Missing881
Total386100.0
182) Donations 2014: Directly to other religious groups (MQ21E2R)
 TOTAL%
1) $24 or less43.1
2) $25-$4953.9
3) $50-$991814.0
4) $100-$1491814.0
5) $150-$2491310.1
6) $250-$4992116.3
7) $500-$9992116.3
8) $1000-$1,999118.5
9) $2000-$3,99953.9
10) $4000 or more1310.1
Missing1138
Total129100.0
183) Donations 2014: to non-religious charities (MQ21F)
 TOTAL%
1) No5614.0
2) Yes34586.0
Missing866
Total401100.0
184) Donations 2014: to non-religious charities (MQ21F2R)
 TOTAL%
1) $24 or less31.1
2) $25-$4993.2
3) $50-$99165.7
4) $100-$149248.5
5) $150-$2494315.2
6) $250-$4993512.4
7) $500-$9994917.4
8) $1000-$1,9993813.5
9) $2000-$3,999269.2
10) $4000 or more3913.8
Missing985
Total282100.0
185) Number of children living with me (MQ23A)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total3150.490.80
186) Number of children living elsewhere (MQ23B)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total3591.591.46
187) Number of dependents that are not my children (MQ23C)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total2360.140.57
188) What is the highest level of education you have completed? (MQ24)
 TOTAL%
1) Some high school or less10.2
2) High school diploma51.2
3) Some college, but no degree358.7
4) Trade school, certificate30.7
5) Associate degree112.7
6) Bachelor's degree10425.7
7) Some graduate work5112.6
8) Master's degree13934.4
9) Doctorate5513.6
Missing863
Total404100.0
189) Please indicate your employment status. (Select all that apply.) Employed full-time (MQ25A)
 TOTAL%
0) Not checked29271.0
1) Checked11929.0
Missing856
Total411100.0
190) Please indicate your employment status. (Select all that apply.) Employed part-time (MQ25B)
 TOTAL%
0) Not checked37090.0
1) Checked4110.0
Missing856
Total411100.0
191) Please indicate your employment status. (Select all that apply.) Self-employed (MQ25C)
 TOTAL%
0) Not checked38192.7
1) Checked307.3
Missing856
Total411100.0
192) Please indicate your employment status. (Select all that apply.) Unemployed (MQ25D)
 TOTAL%
0) Not checked40197.6
1) Checked102.4
Missing856
Total411100.0
193) Please indicate your employment status. (Select all that apply.) Retired (MQ25E)
 TOTAL%
0) Not checked21151.3
1) Checked20048.7
Missing856
Total411100.0
194) Please indicate your employment status. (Select all that apply.) Full-time homemaker (MQ25F)
 TOTAL%
0) Not checked38794.2
1) Checked245.8
Missing856
Total411100.0
195) Please indicate your employment status. (Select all that apply.) Student (MQ25G)
 TOTAL%
0) Not checked40698.8
1) Checked51.2
Missing856
Total411100.0
196) Please indicate your employment status. (Select all that apply.) Other (specify) (MQ25H)
 TOTAL%
0) Not checked40799.0
1) Checked41.0
Missing856
Total411100.0
197) Please indicate your employment status. (Select all that apply.) Other (specify) (MQ25TEXT)
198) Type of survey completed (TSURVEY)
 TOTAL%
0) Paper27438.5
1) Web sample23132.5
2) Web Korean10.1
3) Web volunteer20128.3
4) Member survey40.6
Missing556
Total711100.0
199) Are you a teaching elder in the PCUSA? (TEACHINGELDER)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes430100.0
Missing837
Total430100.0
200) First, we'd like to ask you about your background as a teaching elder. Which seminary degrees do you currently have? (Select all that apply.) BD (TQ1A)
 TOTAL%
0) Not checked68796.6
1) Checked243.4
Missing556
Total711100.0
201) First, we'd like to ask you about your background as a teaching elder. Which seminary degrees do you currently have? (Select all that apply.) MDiv (TQ1B)
 TOTAL%
0) Not checked659.1
1) Checked64690.9
Missing556
Total711100.0
202) First, we'd like to ask you about your background as a teaching elder. Which seminary degrees do you currently have? (Select all that apply.) ThM (TQ1C)
 TOTAL%
0) Not checked67394.7
1) Checked385.3
Missing556
Total711100.0
203) First, we'd like to ask you about your background as a teaching elder. Which seminary degrees do you currently have? (Select all that apply.) MA (TQ1D)
 TOTAL%
0) Not checked66994.1
1) Checked425.9
Missing556
Total711100.0
204) First, we'd like to ask you about your background as a teaching elder. Which seminary degrees do you currently have? (Select all that apply.) MATS (TQ1E)
 TOTAL%
0) Not checked70198.6
1) Checked101.4
Missing556
Total711100.0
205) First, we'd like to ask you about your background as a teaching elder. Which seminary degrees do you currently have? (Select all that apply.) DMin (TQ1F)
 TOTAL%
0) Not checked55277.6
1) Checked15922.4
Missing556
Total711100.0
206) First, we'd like to ask you about your background as a teaching elder. Which seminary degrees do you currently have? (Select all that apply.) DD (TQ1G)
 TOTAL%
0) Not checked70398.9
1) Checked81.1
Missing556
Total711100.0
207) First, we'd like to ask you about your background as a teaching elder. Which seminary degrees do you currently have? (Select all that apply.) PhD (TQ1H)
 TOTAL%
0) Not checked67995.5
1) Checked324.5
Missing556
Total711100.0
208) First, we'd like to ask you about your background as a teaching elder. Which seminary degrees do you currently have? (Select all that apply.) Other (Specify) (TQ1I)
 TOTAL%
0) Not checked69898.2
1) Checked131.8
Missing556
Total711100.0
209) First, we'd like to ask you about your background as a teaching elder. Which seminary degrees do you currently have? (Select all that apply.) Other text (TQ1TEXT)
210) First, we'd like to ask you about your background as a teaching elder. In what year were you ordained as a teaching elder? (yyyy) (TQ2)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total7031,993.2512.95
211) First, we'd like to ask you about your background as a teaching elder. In what year were you ordained as a teaching elder? (yyyy) (Recoded) (TQ2R)
 TOTAL%
1) 1959 or earlier50.7
2) 1960-1969121.7
3) 1970-19799613.7
4) 1980-198919027.0
5) 1990-199914120.1
6) 2000-200916924.0
7) 2010 to present9012.8
Missing564
Total703100.0
212) First, we'd like to ask you about your background as a teaching elder. In what denomination were you ordained? (TQ3)
 TOTAL%
1) Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) or one of its predecessor denominations68597.0
2) Other (Specify)213.0
Missing561
Total706100.0
213) First, we'd like to ask you about your background as a teaching elder. In what denomination were you ordained? Other text (TQ3TEXT)
214) First, we'd like to ask you about your background as a teaching elder. Before entering seminary, were you engaged in any long-term secular job or career? (TQ4)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes29742.3
2) No40557.7
Missing565
Total702100.0
215) Which category(-ies) below describes your current employment? (Select all that apply.) Pastoral leader of a congregation (TQ5A)
 TOTAL%
0) Not checked19327.1
1) Checked51872.9
Missing556
Total711100.0
216) Which category(-ies) below describes your current employment? (Select all that apply.) A non-pastoral position in a congregation (TQ5B)
 TOTAL%
0) Not checked70098.5
1) Checked111.5
Missing556
Total711100.0
217) Which category(-ies) below describes your current employment? (Select all that apply.) Faculty or staff at a seminary or theological school (TQ5C)
 TOTAL%
0) Not checked69297.3
1) Checked192.7
Missing556
Total711100.0
218) Which category(-ies) below describes your current employment? (Select all that apply.) Faculty or staff at another educational institution (TQ5D)
 TOTAL%
0) Not checked69297.3
1) Checked192.7
Missing556
Total711100.0
219) Which category(-ies) below describes your current employment? (Select all that apply.) Chaplain in the military (TQ5E)
 TOTAL%
0) Not checked70599.2
1) Checked60.8
Missing556
Total711100.0
220) Which category(-ies) below describes your current employment? (Select all that apply.) Chaplain in a hospital or other health-care facility (TQ5F)
 TOTAL%
0) Not checked67094.2
1) Checked415.8
Missing556
Total711100.0
221) Which category(-ies) below describes your current employment? (Select all that apply.) Other chaplain (Specify) (TQ5G)
 TOTAL%
0) Not checked69697.9
1) Checked152.1
Missing556
Total711100.0
222) Which category(-ies) below describes your current employment? (Select all that apply.) PC(USA) national, synod, or presbytery staff (TQ5H)
 TOTAL%
0) Not checked66994.1
1) Checked425.9
Missing556
Total711100.0
223) First, we'd like to ask you about your background as a teaching elder. Which category(-ies) below describes your current employment? (Select all that apply.) Staff of an ecumenical or non-denominational agency (TQ5I)
 TOTAL%
0) Not checked70398.9
1) Checked81.1
Missing556
Total711100.0
224) Which category(-ies) below describes your current employment? (Select all that apply.) Professional pastoral counselor (TQ5J)
 TOTAL%
0) Not checked70499.0
1) Checked71.0
Missing556
Total711100.0
225) Which category(-ies) below describes your current employment? (Select all that apply.) Other employment with a religious organization (Specify) (TQ5K)
 TOTAL%
0) Not checked68496.2
1) Checked273.8
Missing556
Total711100.0
226) Which category(-ies) below describes your current employment? (Select all that apply.) All other (including secular) employment (Specify) (TQ5L)
 TOTAL%
0) Not checked66393.2
1) Checked486.8
Missing556
Total711100.0
227) Which category(-ies) below describes your current employment? (Select all that apply.) Unemployed (TQ5M)
 TOTAL%
0) Not checked69697.9
1) Checked152.1
Missing556
Total711100.0
228) Which category(-ies) below describes your current employment? (Select all that apply.) Retired (TQ5N)
 TOTAL%
0) Not checked66092.8
1) Checked517.2
Missing556
Total711100.0
229) Which category(-ies) below describes your current employment? (Select all that apply.) Other chaplain text (TQ5GTEXT)
230) Which category(-ies) below describes your current employment? (Select all that apply.) Other employment with a religious organization text (TQ5KTEXT)
231) Which category(-ies) below describes your current employment? (Select all that apply.) All other (including secular) employment text (TQ5LTEXT)
232) About how many hours per week do you work in total paid employment? For Clergy only (Recoded) (TQ6R2)
 TOTAL%
1) 9 hours or fewer10.2
2) 10-19 hours152.8
3) 20-39 hours7914.7
4) 40-49 hours20137.4
5) 50-59 hours16230.1
6) 60 hours or more8014.9
Missing729
Total538100.0
233) [If not currently a pastor, skip to TQ10.] How many congregations do you currently serve as pastor? (Include congregations you are serving as a stated or temporary supply pastor.) (TQ7)
 TOTAL%
1) One48194.7
2) Two or more275.3
Missing759
Total508100.0
234) [If not currently a pastor, skip to TQ10.] Approximately how many hours per week do you spend working as a pastor? (If you serve more than one congregation, provide the combined total hours.) Paid hours per week. (TQ8A)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total50241.6112.64
235) [If not currently a pastor, skip to TQ10.] Approximately how many hours per week do you spend working as a pastor? (If you serve more than one congregation, provide the combined total hours.) Paid hours per week. (Recoded) (TQ8AR2)
 TOTAL%
1) 9 hours and fewer81.6
2) 10-19 hours234.5
3) 20-39 hours8516.8
4) 40-49 hours21843.1
5) 50-59 hours12725.1
6) 60 hours or more458.9
Missing761
Total506100.0
236) [If not currently a pastor, skip to TQ10.] Approximately how many hours per week do you spend working as a pastor? (If you serve more than one congregation, provide the combined total hours.) Unpaid hours per week. (TQ8B)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total24212.3811.23
237) [If not currently a pastor, skip to TQ10.] Approximately how many hours per week do you spend working as a pastor? (If you serve more than one congregation, provide the combined total hours.) Unpaid hours per week. (Recoded) (TQ8BR2)
 TOTAL%
1) 0 hours30760.7
2) 1-4 hours81.6
3) 5-9 hours326.3
4) 10-14 hours7114.0
5) 15-19 hours316.1
6) 20-29 hours377.3
7) 30 hours or more204.0
Missing761
Total506100.0
238) [If not currently a pastor, skip to TQ10.] Approximately how many hours per week do you spend working as a pastor? (If you serve more than one congregation, provide the combined total hours.) Paid and unpaid hours per week (TQ8TOTAL)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total50447.3913.96
239) [If not currently a pastor, skip to TQ10.] What pastoral position(s) do you currently occupy in a congregation? (Select all that apply.) Pastor (TQ9A)
 TOTAL%
0) Not checked35650.1
1) Checked35549.9
Missing556
Total711100.0
240) [If not currently a pastor, skip to TQ10.] What pastoral position(s) do you currently occupy in a congregation? (Select all that apply.) Associate pastor (TQ9B)
 TOTAL%
0) Not checked65592.1
1) Checked567.9
Missing556
Total711100.0
241) [If not currently a pastor, skip to TQ10.] What pastoral position(s) do you currently occupy in a congregation? (Select all that apply.) Worshiping community leader (TQ9C)
 TOTAL%
0) Not checked69497.6
1) Checked172.4
Missing556
Total711100.0
242) [If not currently a pastor, skip to TQ10.] What pastoral position(s) do you currently occupy in a congregation? (Select all that apply.) Co-pastor (TQ9D)
 TOTAL%
0) Not checked69397.5
1) Checked182.5
Missing556
Total711100.0
243) [If not currently a pastor, skip to TQ10.] What pastoral position(s) do you currently occupy in a congregation? (Select all that apply.) Stated or temporary supply pastor (TQ9E)
 TOTAL%
0) Not checked66393.2
1) Checked486.8
Missing556
Total711100.0
244) [If not currently a pastor, skip to TQ10.] What pastoral position(s) do you currently occupy in a congregation? (Select all that apply.) Interim pastor (TQ9F)
 TOTAL%
0) Not checked67294.5
1) Checked395.5
Missing556
Total711100.0
245) [If not currently a pastor, skip to TQ10.] What pastoral position(s) do you currently occupy in a congregation? (Select all that apply.) Designated pastor (TQ9G)
 TOTAL%
0) Not checked70499.0
1) Checked71.0
Missing556
Total711100.0
246) [If not currently a pastor, skip to TQ10.] What pastoral position(s) do you currently occupy in a congregation? (Select all that apply.) Parish associate (TQ9H)
 TOTAL%
0) Not checked70198.6
1) Checked101.4
Missing556
Total711100.0
247) [If not currently a pastor, skip to TQ10.] What pastoral position(s) do you currently occupy in a congregation? (Select all that apply.) Other (specify) (TQ9I)
 TOTAL%
0) Not checked70198.6
1) Checked101.4
Missing556
Total711100.0
248) [If not currently a pastor, skip to TQ10.] What pastoral position(s) do you currently occupy in a congregation? (Select all that apply.) Other (specify) text (TQ9TEXT)
249) Is the congregation or other organization where you are employed affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)? (TQ10)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes57085.2
2) No8913.3
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 not101.5
Missing598
Total669100.0
250) Have you worshiped at a PC(USA) congregation a majority of these times? (TQ11A)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes63192.4
2) No527.6
Missing584
Total683100.0
251) Over the past year, approximately how often have you engaged in the following activities? Met with other teaching elders in a pastoral support or peer group (TQ17H)
 TOTAL%
1) Daily/Almost daily91.3
2) Several times a week131.9
3) Weekly699.8
4) Several times a month9113.0
5) Once a month23533.5
6) Less than once a month20028.5
7) Never8512.1
Missing565
Total702100.0
252) Number of children living with me (TQ27A)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total5570.791.05
253) Number of children living elsewhere (TQ27B)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total5821.471.41
254) Number of dependents that are not my children (TQ27C)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total3500.150.43
255) Donations 2014: To congregation for capital campaign (TQ29B)
 TOTAL%
1) No41161.2
2) Yes26138.8
Missing595
Total672100.0
256) Donations 2014: To congregation for special appeal (TQ29C)
 TOTAL%
1) No15322.6
2) Yes52477.4
Missing590
Total677100.0
257) Donations 2014: Directly to PC(USA) (TQ29D)
 TOTAL%
1) No36154.3
2) Yes30445.7
Missing602
Total665100.0
258) Donations 2014: Directly to other religious groups (TQ29E)
 TOTAL%
1) No28442.6
2) Yes38357.4
Missing600
Total667100.0
259) Donations 2014: To non-religious charities (TQ29F)
 TOTAL%
1) No13519.9
2) Yes54580.1
Missing587
Total680100.0
260) Race (RACE)
 TOTAL%
1) White99989.5
2) Black242.2
3) Hispanic161.4
4) Asian171.5
6) Middle Eastern30.3
7) Other191.7
8) Multiracial383.4
Missing151
Total1116100.0
261) Age Category (AGECAT)
 TOTAL%
1) 0-2540.4
2) 26-35635.7
3) 36-4511910.7
4) 46-5518917.0
5) 56-6545741.1
6) Over 6528125.2
Missing154
Total1113100.0

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