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Presbyterian Panel Survey, May 1997 - Nature and the Environment, Members - Codebook

All frequencies are raw numbers (no weights used).

1) Respondent identification number (NEWCODE)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total89310,609.41373.41
2) Do you agree or disagree: Environmental issues are appropriate social concerns for the church. (CHRCHISS)
 TOTAL%
1) Agree completely25529.0
2) Agree mostly34138.8
3) Neither agree nor disagree14216.2
4) Disagree mostly9210.5
5) Disagree completely313.5
6) Don't know182.0
Missing14
Total879100.0
3) Do you agree or disagree: My congregation should become more involved in environmental issues. (INVLCONG)
 TOTAL%
1) Agree completely15017.0
2) Agree mostly30634.7
3) Neither agree nor disagree23827.0
4) Disagree mostly11613.2
5) Disagree completely485.4
6) Don't know232.6
Missing12
Total881100.0
4) Were you aware (before receiving this survey) that the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) has an Office of Environmental Justice? (OFFJUSTC)
 TOTAL%
1) No84595.2
2) Yes434.8
Missing5
Total888100.0
5) Before receiving this survey, were you aware that the General Assembly had approved a comprehensive policy statement on the environment ('Restoring Creation for Ecology and Justice') for the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)? (GAPOLICY)
 TOTAL%
1) No83794.4
2) Yes505.6
Missing6
Total887100.0
6) Were you aware that in previous policy statements on the environment, the General Assembly has encouraged Presbyterians to have only two children per couple? (POL2KIDS)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes, aware182.0
2) No, not aware86998.0
Missing6
Total887100.0
7) Were you aware that in previous policy statements on the environment, the General Assembly has supported protection and expansion of public wildlands? (POLLANDS)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes, aware718.1
2) No, not aware80891.9
Missing14
Total879100.0
8) Were you aware that in previous policy statements on the environment, the General Assembly has urged the U.S. to take the lead in reducing its emissions of 'greenhouse gases'? (POLGASES)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes, aware758.5
2) No, not aware80491.5
Missing14
Total879100.0
9) How familiar are you with this resource produced by the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)? - 'God's Earth Our Home' (education and worship resource packet) (FAMGEOH)
 TOTAL%
1) Very familiar60.7
2) Somewhat familiar728.2
3) Not familiar at all80191.1
Missing14
Total879100.0
10) How familiar are you with this resource produced by the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)? - 'Healing and Defending God's Creation: Hands On! Practical Ideas for Congregations' (FAMHDGC)
 TOTAL%
1) Very familiar70.8
2) Somewhat familiar515.8
3) Not familiar at all81993.4
Missing16
Total877100.0
11) How familiar are you with this resource produced by the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)? - 'Between the Flood and the Rainbow' (newsletter from the Office of Environmental Justice) (FAMFLOOD)
 TOTAL%
1) Very familiar40.5
2) Somewhat familiar242.7
3) Not familiar at all84996.8
Missing16
Total877100.0
12) In the last year, has your congregation (as a whole, or any group in the congregation) participated in a recycling program in your community? (CONGRECY)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes43049.2
2) No17219.7
3) Not sure27231.1
Missing19
Total874100.0
13) In the last year, has your congregation (as a whole, or any group in the congregation) taken steps to reduce the amount of non-recyclable waste the congregation produces? (CONGRDCE)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes28332.6
2) No19422.4
3) Not sure39145.0
Missing25
Total868100.0
14) In the last year, has your congregation (as a whole, or any group in the congregation) taken steps to reduce the energy consumption in church buildings? (CONGENRG)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes43750.4
2) No9210.6
3) Not sure33839.0
Missing26
Total867100.0
15) In the last year, has your congregation (as a whole, or any group in the congregation) had a series of study sessions on environmental issues? (CONGSTDY)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes364.2
2) No46053.1
3) Not sure37142.8
Missing26
Total867100.0
16) In the last year, has your congregation (as a whole, or any group in the congregation) been actively involved in a public policy debate concerning the environment? (CONGPLCY)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes192.2
2) No47254.2
3) Not sure38043.6
Missing22
Total871100.0
17) In the last year, has your congregation (as a whole, or any group in the congregation) heard a sermon that emphasized environmental issues during a Sunday worship service? (CONGSRMN)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes13615.6
2) No42648.9
3) Not sure31035.6
Missing21
Total872100.0
18) In the last year, has your congregation (as a whole, or any group in the congregation) had a special theme or emphasis related to environmental issues during a Sunday worship service? (CONGTHME)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes9711.1
2) No44050.6
3) Not sure33338.3
Missing23
Total870100.0
19) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS THAT ANSWERED IN THE LAST YEAR THEIR CONGREGATION HAD A SPECIAL THEME OR EMPHASIS RELATED TO ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES DURING A SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICE: When did this special theme or emphasis related to environmental issues during a Sunday worship service occur? - On or around Earth Day (April 22) (EARTHDAY)
 TOTAL%
0) Not checked82392.3
1) Checked697.7
Missing1
Total892100.0
20) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS THAT ANSWERED IN THE LAST YEAR THEIR CONGREGATION HAD A SPECIAL THEME OR EMPHASIS RELATED TO ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES DURING A SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICE: When did this special theme or emphasis related to environmental issues during a Sunday worship service occur? - On or around Soil and Conservation Sunday (May) (SOILCONV)
 TOTAL%
0) Not checked88198.8
1) Checked111.2
Missing1
Total892100.0
21) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS THAT ANSWERED IN THE LAST YEAR THEIR CONGREGATION HAD A SPECIAL THEME OR EMPHASIS RELATED TO ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES DURING A SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICE: When did this special theme or emphasis related to environmental issues during a Sunday worship service occur? - Environmental Sunday (ENVRNSUN)
 TOTAL%
0) Nt chcked86997.4
1) Checked232.6
Missing1
Total892100.0
22) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS THAT ANSWERED IN THE LAST YEAR THEIR CONGREGATION HAD A SPECIAL THEME OR EMPHASIS RELATED TO ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES DURING A SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICE: When did this special theme or emphasis related to environmental issues during a Sunday worship service occur? - As part of an overall stewardship emphasis (STEWARD)
 TOTAL%
0) Nt chcked79288.8
1) Checked10011.2
Missing1
Total892100.0
23) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS THAT ANSWERED IN THE LAST YEAR THEIR CONGREGATION HAD A SPECIAL THEME OR EMPHASIS RELATED TO ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES DURING A SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICE: When did this special theme or emphasis related to environmental issues during a Sunday worship service occur? - Other (EVNOTHER)
 TOTAL%
0) Nt chcked82892.8
1) Checked647.2
Missing1
Total892100.0
24) The following is an activity related to environmental issues. For this activity, indicate whether or not over the last year you or someone in your household: (1) has made a real effort to do it on a regular basis, (2) has done it from time to time when it's convenient, or (3) has not done it. - recycle items like newspapers, cans, bottles, etc. (YRRECYCL)
 TOTAL%
1) Do on a regular basis74484.4
2) Do from time to time869.8
3) Do not do384.3
4) Not available option131.5
Missing12
Total881100.0
25) The following is an activity related to environmental issues. For this activity, indicate whether or not over the last year you or someone in your household: (1) has made a real effort to do it on a regular basis, (2) has done it from time to time when it's convenient, or (3) has not done it.- try to buy products made from, or packaged in, recycled material (YRBUYRE)
 TOTAL%
1) Do on a regular basis29834.3
2) Do from time to time43750.3
3) Do not do12314.2
4) Not available option101.2
Missing25
Total868100.0
26) The following is an activity related to environmental issues. For this activity, indicate whether or not over the last year you or someone in your household: (1) has made a real effort to do it on a regular basis, (2) has done it from time to time when it's convenient, or (3) has not done it. - cut down on the use of automobiles by using public transportation, car pooling, bicycling, etc. (YRAUTOS)
 TOTAL%
1) Do on a regular basis748.5
2) Do from time to time23727.2
3) Do not do40246.2
4) Not available option15718.0
Missing23
Total870100.0
27) The following is an activity related to environmental issues. For this activity, indicate whether or not over the last year you or someone in your household: (1) has made a real effort to do it on a regular basis, (2) has done it from time to time when it's convenient, or (3) has not done it. - write letters to politicians expressing opinions on environmental issues (YRLETTRS)
 TOTAL%
1) Do on a regular basis182.1
2) Do from time to time13115.0
3) Do not do71781.8
4) Not available option101.1
Missing17
Total876100.0
28) The following is an activity related to environmental issues. For this activity, indicate whether or not over the last year you or someone in your household: (1) has made a real effort to do it on a regular basis, (2) has done it from time to time when it's convenient, or (3) has not done it. - volunteer time to an organization or program primarily concerned with environmental issues (YRVOLENV)
 TOTAL%
1) Do on a regular basis354.0
2) Do from time to time12614.5
3) Do not do67978.4
4) Not available option263.0
Missing27
Total866100.0
29) The following is an activity related to environmental issues. For this activity, indicate whether or not over the last year you or someone in your household: (1) has made a real effort to do it on a regular basis, (2) has done it from time to time when it's convenient, or (3) has not done it. - take steps to reduce the amount of items your household puts into the waste system (YRHOUSE)
 TOTAL%
1) Do on a regular basis43449.3
2) Do from time to time33037.5
3) Do not do10912.4
4) Not available option70.8
Missing13
Total880100.0
30) The following is an activity related to environmental issues. For this activity, indicate whether or not over the last year you or someone in your household: (1) has made a real effort to do it on a regular basis, (2) has done it from time to time when it's convenient, or (3) has not done it. - vote for or against a candidate for public office because of that candidate's stand on environmental issues. (YRVOTE)
 TOTAL%
1) Do on a regular basis15317.5
2) Do from time to time30034.4
3) Do not do36241.5
4) Not available option586.6
Missing20
Total873100.0
31) The term 'environmental problems' covers many specific topics. The following is something environmentalists have said is a problem for us. For this item, please indicate whether you think it is, in your opinion, one of our most serious environmental problems, or no more serious than other environmental problems, or one of our least serious environmental problems. - agricultural runoff (of pesticides, herbicides, etc.) (ENVAGRUN)
 TOTAL%
1) Do on a regular basis41048.6
2) Do from time to time36743.5
3) Do not do344.0
4) Not available option323.8
Missing50
Total843100.0
32) The term 'environmental problems' covers many specific topics. The following is something environmentalists have said is a problem for us. For this item, please indicate whether you think it is, in your opinion, one of our most serious environmental problems, or no more serious than other environmental problems, or one of our least serious environmental problems. - air pollution (ENVAIR)
 TOTAL%
1) One of the most serious57068.3
2) No more serious than others23528.1
3) One of the least serious202.4
4) Don't know101.2
Missing58
Total835100.0
33) The term 'environmental problems' covers many specific topics. The following is something environmentalists have said is a problem for us. For this item, please indicate whether you think it is, in your opinion, one of our most serious environmental problems, or no more serious than other environmental problems, or one of our least serious environmental problems. - climate change (global warming through the 'greenhouse effect') (ENVCLIMT)
 TOTAL%
1) One of the most serious26731.8
2) No more serious than others33139.5
3) One of the least serious15518.5
4) Don't know8610.3
Missing54
Total839100.0
34) The term 'environmental problems' covers many specific topics. The following is something environmentalists have said is a problem for us. For this item, please indicate whether you think it is, in your opinion, one of our most serious environmental problems, or no more serious than other environmental problems, or one of our least serious environmental problems. - consumer demand for more material goods in the U.S. and other wealthy nations (ENVDMAND)
 TOTAL%
1) One of the most serious23027.5
2) No more serious than others34441.2
3) One of the least serious19323.1
4) Don't know688.1
Missing58
Total835100.0
35) The term 'environmental problems' covers many specific topics. The following is something environmentalists have said is a problem for us. For this item, please indicate whether you think it is, in your opinion, one of our most serious environmental problems, or no more serious than other environmental problems, or one of our least serious environmental problems. - consumption of oil, gas, and other nonrenewable resources (ENVCNSMP)
 TOTAL%
1) One of the most serious37045.0
2) No more serious than others36644.5
3) One of the least serious566.8
4) Don't know303.6
Missing71
Total822100.0
36) The term 'environmental problems' covers many specific topics. The following is something environmentalists have said is a problem for us. For this item, please indicate whether you think it is, in your opinion, one of our most serious environmental problems, or no more serious than other environmental problems, or one of our least serious environmental problems. - destruction of natural areas and wildlife habitats from human encroachment (ENVDSTRC)
 TOTAL%
1) One of the most serious52061.2
2) No more serious than others26531.2
3) One of the least serious475.5
4) Don't know172.0
Missing44
Total849100.0
37) The term 'environmental problems' covers many specific topics. The following is something environmentalists have said is a problem for us. For this item, please indicate whether you think it is, in your opinion, one of our most serious environmental problems, or no more serious than other environmental problems, or one of our least serious environmental problems. - destruction of rain forests (ENVRAINF)
 TOTAL%
1) One of the most serious58068.1
2) No more serious than others20924.5
3) One of the least serious323.8
4) Don't know313.6
Missing41
Total852100.0
38) The term 'environmental problems' covers many specific topics. The following is something environmentalists have said is a problem for us. For this item, please indicate whether you think it is, in your opinion, one of our most serious environmental problems, or no more serious than other environmental problems, or one of our least serious environmental problems. - destruction of swamps and wetlands (ENVSWAMP)
 TOTAL%
1) One of the most serious43050.9
2) No more serious than others31837.7
3) One of the least serious667.8
4) Don't know303.6
Missing49
Total844100.0
39) The term 'environmental problems' covers many specific topics. The following is something environmentalists have said is a problem for us. For this item, please indicate whether you think it is, in your opinion, one of our most serious environmental problems, or no more serious than other environmental problems, or one of our least serious environmental problems. - destruction of the ozone layer in the upper atmosphere (ENVOZONE)
 TOTAL%
1) One of the most serious43851.8
2) No more serious than others26631.4
3) One of the least serious799.3
4) Don't know637.4
Missing47
Total846100.0
40) The term 'environmental problems' covers many specific topics. The following is something environmentalists have said is a problem for us. For this item, please indicate whether you think it is, in your opinion, one of our most serious environmental problems, or no more serious than other environmental problems, or one of our least serious environmental problems. - environmental contamination from chemical waste disposal (ENVCHEM)
 TOTAL%
1) One of the most serious54564.3
2) No more serious than others25730.3
3) One of the least serious242.8
4) Don't know222.6
Missing45
Total848100.0
41) The term 'environmental problems' covers many specific topics. The following is something environmentalists have said is a problem for us. For this item, please indicate whether you think it is, in your opinion, one of our most serious environmental problems, or no more serious than other environmental problems, or one of our least serious environmental problems. - environmental contamination from nuclear waste disposal (ENVNUCLR)
 TOTAL%
1) One of the most serious48357.2
2) No more serious than others24228.6
3) One of the least serious718.4
4) Don't know495.8
Missing48
Total845100.0
42) The term 'environmental problems' covers many specific topics. The following is something environmentalists have said is a problem for us. For this item, please indicate whether you think it is, in your opinion, one of our most serious environmental problems, or no more serious than other environmental problems, or one of our least serious environmental problems. - environmental contamination from disposal of household waste in landfills (ENVHOUSE)
 TOTAL%
1) One of the most serious23027.2
2) No more serious than others46955.4
3) One of the least serious12214.4
4) Don't know263.1
Missing46
Total847100.0
43) The term 'environmental problems' covers many specific topics. The following is something environmentalists have said is a problem for us. For this item, please indicate whether you think it is, in your opinion, one of our most serious environmental problems, or no more serious than other environmental problems, or one of our least serious environmental problems. - loss of species through extinction (ENVEXTNC)
 TOTAL%
1) One of the most serious30436.2
2) No more serious than others30035.8
3) One of the least serious18622.2
4) Don't know495.8
Missing54
Total839100.0
44) The term 'environmental problems' covers many specific topics. The following is something environmentalists have said is a problem for us. For this item, please indicate whether you think it is, in your opinion, one of our most serious environmental problems, or no more serious than other environmental problems, or one of our least serious environmental problems. - methane gas emissions from animal 'residues' (ENVGAS)
 TOTAL%
1) One of the most serious556.6
2) No more serious than others31337.4
3) One of the least serious34941.6
4) Don't know12114.4
Missing55
Total838100.0
45) The term 'environmental problems' covers many specific topics. The following is something environmentalists have said is a problem for us. For this item, please indicate whether you think it is, in your opinion, one of our most serious environmental problems, or no more serious than other environmental problems, or one of our least serious environmental problems. - oil spillage from tankers and pipelines in lakes, rivers, oceans (ENVOIL)
 TOTAL%
1) One of the most serious43951.9
2) No more serious than others30435.9
3) One of the least serious789.2
4) Don't know253.0
Missing47
Total846100.0
46) The term 'environmental problems' covers many specific topics. The following is something environmentalists have said is a problem for us. For this item, please indicate whether you think it is, in your opinion, one of our most serious environmental problems, or no more serious than other environmental problems, or one of our least serious environmental problems. - pesticide residues on food eaten by humans (ENVFOOD)
 TOTAL%
1) One of the most serious36342.9
2) No more serious than others31837.6
3) One of the least serious13115.5
4) Don't know344.0
Missing47
Total846100.0
47) The term 'environmental problems' covers many specific topics. The following is something environmentalists have said is a problem for us. For this item, please indicate whether you think it is, in your opinion, one of our most serious environmental problems, or no more serious than other environmental problems, or one of our least serious environmental problems. - radiation from nuclear power plants (ENVRADTN)
 TOTAL%
1) One of the most serious31337.1
2) No more serious than others25530.2
3) One of the least serious20123.8
4) Don't know758.9
Missing49
Total844100.0
48) The term 'environmental problems' covers many specific topics. The following is something environmentalists have said is a problem for us. For this item, please indicate whether you think it is, in your opinion, one of our most serious environmental problems, or no more serious than other environmental problems, or one of our least serious environmental problems. - rapid population growth in poor countries (ENVPOOR)
 TOTAL%
1) One of the most serious45754.1
2) No more serious than others29534.9
3) One of the least serious495.8
4) Don't know445.2
Missing48
Total845100.0
49) The term 'environmental problems' covers many specific topics. The following is something environmentalists have said is a problem for us. For this item, please indicate whether you think it is, in your opinion, one of our most serious environmental problems, or no more serious than other environmental problems, or one of our least serious environmental problems. - rapid population growth in general (ENVGEN)
 TOTAL%
1) One of the most serious35642.5
2) No more serious than others36243.2
3) One of the least serious758.9
4) Don't know455.4
Missing55
Total838100.0
50) The term 'environmental problems' covers many specific topics. The following is something environmentalists have said is a problem for us. For this item, please indicate whether you think it is, in your opinion, one of our most serious environmental problems, or no more serious than other environmental problems, or one of our least serious environmental problems. - release of radon gas and other naturally-occurring radiation (ENVRADON)
 TOTAL%
1) One of the most serious14116.8
2) No more serious than others36944.0
3) One of the least serious23227.7
4) Don't know9611.5
Missing55
Total838100.0
51) The term 'environmental problems' covers many specific topics. The following is something environmentalists have said is a problem for us. For this item, please indicate whether you think it is, in your opinion, one of our most serious environmental problems, or no more serious than other environmental problems, or one of our least serious environmental problems. - soil erosion (ENVSOIL)
 TOTAL%
1) One of the most serious22126.4
2) No more serious than others45654.5
3) One of the least serious12715.2
4) Don't know333.9
Missing56
Total837100.0
52) The term 'environmental problems' covers many specific topics. The following is something environmentalists have said is a problem for us. For this item, please indicate whether you think it is, in your opinion, one of our most serious environmental problems, or no more serious than other environmental problems, or one of our least serious environmental problems. - strip mining of coal, iron, copper, etc. (ENVMNING)
 TOTAL%
1) One of the most serious17721.1
2) No more serious than others45354.0
3) One of the least serious14216.9
4) Don't know678.0
Missing54
Total839100.0
53) The term 'environmental problems' covers many specific topics. The following is something environmentalists have said is a problem for us. For this item, please indicate whether you think it is, in your opinion, one of our most serious environmental problems, or no more serious than other environmental problems, or one of our least serious environmental problems. - too many people living in the small spaces of large cities (ENVPEOPL)
 TOTAL%
1) One of the most serious22626.7
2) No more serious than others39146.2
3) One of the least serious17620.8
4) Don't know546.4
Missing46
Total847100.0
54) The term 'environmental problems' covers many specific topics. The following is something environmentalists have said is a problem for us. For this item, please indicate whether you think it is, in your opinion, one of our most serious environmental problems, or no more serious than other environmental problems, or one of our least serious environmental problems. - use of chemical weed and bug killers in residential areas (ENVKLLRS)
 TOTAL%
1) One of the most serious18722.1
2) No more serious than others43251.0
3) One of the least serious19723.3
4) Don't know313.7
Missing46
Total847100.0
55) The term 'environmental problems' covers many specific topics. The following is something environmentalists have said is a problem for us. For this item, please indicate whether you think it is, in your opinion, one of our most serious environmental problems, or no more serious than other environmental problems, or one of our least serious environmental problems. - water pollution from disposal of waste products by manufacturing plants (ENVMANUF)
 TOTAL%
1) One of the most serious50459.4
2) No more serious than others27332.2
3) One of the least serious414.8
4) Don't know313.7
Missing44
Total849100.0
56) The term 'environmental problems' covers many specific topics. The following is something environmentalists have said is a problem for us. For this item, please indicate whether you think it is, in your opinion, one of our most serious environmental problems, or no more serious than other environmental problems, or one of our least serious environmental problems. - water pollution caused by seepage from homes and offices (ENVHOMES)
 TOTAL%
1) One of the most serious22326.3
2) No more serious than others38845.8
3) One of the least serious17520.7
4) Don't know617.2
Missing46
Total847100.0
57) How willing would you be to pay much higher prices to protect the environment? (WILPRICE)
 TOTAL%
1) Very willing9010.7
2) Fairly willing40548.1
3) Neither willing nor unwilling19523.2
4) Not very willing12014.3
5) Not at all willing323.8
Missing51
Total842100.0
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58) How willing would you be to pay much higher taxes to protect the environment? (WILTAX)
 TOTAL%
1) Very willing637.5
2) Fairly willing31737.6
3) Neither willing nor unwilling18722.2
4) Not very willing20023.8
5) Not at all willing758.9
Missing51
Total842100.0
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59) How willing would you be to accept cuts in your standard of living to protect the environment? (WILSOL)
 TOTAL%
1) Very willing9611.3
2) Fairly willing35541.8
3) Neither willing nor unwilling21525.3
4) Not very willing13616.0
5) Not at all willing485.6
Missing43
Total850100.0
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60) The following is an organization that works with environmental issues. For this organization, please indicate to the best of your knowledge the extent to which its views match those of your own. - Ducks Unlimited (ORGDUCKS)
 TOTAL%
1) All of the time465.5
2) Most of the time14317.1
3) Some of the time16119.2
4) Never91.1
5) Not familiar with organization47857.1
Missing56
Total837100.0
61) The following is an organization that works with environmental issues. For this organization, please indicate to the best of your knowledge the extent to which its views match those of your own. - Earth First (ORGE1ST)
 TOTAL%
1) All of the time172.0
2) Most of the time728.6
3) Some of the time9811.7
4) Never404.8
5) Not familiar with organization61172.9
Missing55
Total838100.0
62) The following is an organization that works with environmental issues. For this organization, please indicate to the best of your knowledge the extent to which its views match those of your own. - Environmental Defense Fund (ORGEDFND)
 TOTAL%
1) All of the time151.8
2) Most of the time809.5
3) Some of the time14917.8
4) Never414.9
5) Not familiar with organization55366.0
Missing55
Total838100.0
63) The following is an organization that works with environmental issues. For this organization, please indicate to the best of your knowledge the extent to which its views match those of your own. - Global Climate Coalition (ORGGCC)
 TOTAL%
1) All of the time91.1
2) Most of the time495.9
3) Some of the time8410.0
4) Never506.0
5) Not familiar with organization64477.0
Missing57
Total836100.0
64) The following is an organization that works with environmental issues. For this organization, please indicate to the best of your knowledge the extent to which its views match those of your own. - Greenpeace (ORGGRNPC)
 TOTAL%
1) All of the time293.5
2) Most of the time16719.9
3) Some of the time33540.0
4) Never11513.7
5) Not familiar with organization19222.9
Missing55
Total838100.0
65) The following is an organization that works with environmental issues. For this organization, please indicate to the best of your knowledge the extent to which its views match those of your own. - Humane Society of America (ORGHSAM)
 TOTAL%
1) All of the time11413.5
2) Most of the time28133.4
3) Some of the time22827.1
4) Never192.3
5) Not familiar with organization20023.8
Missing51
Total842100.0
66) The following is an organization that works with environmental issues. For this organization, please indicate to the best of your knowledge the extent to which its views match those of your own. - Izaac Walton League (ORGIWL)
 TOTAL%
1) All of the time222.7
2) Most of the time829.9
3) Some of the time10712.9
4) Never91.1
5) Not familiar with organization61073.5
Missing63
Total830100.0
67) The following is an organization that works with environmental issues. For this organization, please indicate to the best of your knowledge the extent to which its views match those of your own. - National Audubon Society (ORGNASOC)
 TOTAL%
1) All of the time12014.4
2) Most of the time34140.8
3) Some of the time21325.5
4) Never91.1
5) Not familiar with organization15318.3
Missing57
Total836100.0
68) The following is an organization that works with environmental issues. For this organization, please indicate to the best of your knowledge the extent to which its views match those of your own. - National Wetlands Coalition (ORGNWC)
 TOTAL%
1) All of the time485.7
2) Most of the time16920.2
3) Some of the time18622.2
4) Never354.2
5) Not familiar with organization40047.7
Missing55
Total838100.0
69) The following is an organization that works with environmental issues. For this organization, please indicate to the best of your knowledge the extent to which its views match those of your own. - The Nature Conservancy (ORGNCONS)
 TOTAL%
1) All of the time9211.0
2) Most of the time15718.7
3) Some of the time15017.9
4) Never232.7
5) Not familiar with organization41649.6
Missing55
Total838100.0
70) The following is an organization that works with environmental issues. For this organization, please indicate to the best of your knowledge the extent to which its views match those of your own. - Sierra Club (ORGSIERA)
 TOTAL%
1) All of the time556.5
2) Most of the time18922.5
3) Some of the time25129.9
4) Never799.4
5) Not familiar with organization26631.7
Missing53
Total840100.0
71) The following is an organization that works with environmental issues. For this organization, please indicate to the best of your knowledge the extent to which its views match those of your own. - World Wildlife Fund (ORGWWFND)
 TOTAL%
1) All of the time748.8
2) Most of the time18622.2
3) Some of the time16920.2
4) Never303.6
5) Not familiar with organization37845.2
Missing56
Total837100.0
72) Are you a member of any group whose main aim is to preserve or protect the environment? (MEMBRGRP)
 TOTAL%
1) No70082.7
2) Yes14617.3
Missing47
Total846100.0
73) In your opinion, does the following term or phrase describe you or not? - conservationist (OPCONSRV)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes, definitely16319.3
2) Yes, probably44552.8
3) Not sure11013.0
4) No, probably not10312.2
5) No, definitely not222.6
Missing50
Total843100.0
74) In your opinion, does the following term or phrase describe you or not? - eco-feminist (OPECOFEM)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes, definitely91.1
2) Yes, probably485.9
3) Not sure25130.9
4) No, probably not22127.2
5) No, definitely not28334.9
Missing81
Total812100.0
75) In your opinion, does the following term or phrase describe you or not? - environmental activist (OPENVACT)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes, definitely121.5
2) Yes, probably8810.7
3) Not sure14818.0
4) No, probably not36143.9
5) No, definitely not21325.9
Missing71
Total822100.0
76) In your opinion, does the following term or phrase describe you or not? - environmentalist (OPENVIST)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes, definitely8710.5
2) Yes, probably33940.9
3) Not sure17721.4
4) No, probably not15819.1
5) No, definitely not688.2
Missing64
Total829100.0
77) In your opinion, does the following term or phrase describe you or not?- naturalist (OPNATLST)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes, definitely9811.8
2) Yes, probably33940.8
3) Not sure19924.0
4) No, probably not15318.4
5) No, definitely not414.9
Missing63
Total830100.0
78) In your opinion, does the following term or phrase describe you or not? - preservationist (OPPRESRV)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes, definitely9411.4
2) Yes, probably37845.7
3) Not sure19523.6
4) No, probably not12014.5
5) No, definitely not415.0
Missing65
Total828100.0
79) In your opinion, does the following term or phrase describe you or not? - steward of God's creation (OPSTEWRD)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes, definitely30736.0
2) Yes, probably39446.2
3) Not sure10612.4
4) No, probably not374.3
5) No, definitely not91.1
Missing40
Total853100.0
80) In your opinion, does the following term or phrase describe you or not? - supporter of animal rights (OPANIMRT)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes, definitely13015.4
2) Yes, probably30335.8
3) Not sure16018.9
4) No, probably not16920.0
5) No, definitely not849.9
Missing47
Total846100.0
81) In the last year, about how often have you taken part in the following outdoor activity? - bicycling (ACTBCYCL)
 TOTAL%
1) Never43650.5
2) Once or twice14717.0
3) Three or four times768.8
4) Five or more times20423.6
Missing30
Total863100.0
82) In the last year, about how often have you taken part in the following outdoor activity? - bird watching (ACTBIRD)
 TOTAL%
1) Never25729.9
2) Once or twice20023.3
3) Three or four times11213.0
4) Five or more times29033.8
Missing34
Total859100.0
83) In the last year, about how often have you taken part in the following outdoor activity? - boating/canoeing/sailing (ACTBOAT)
 TOTAL%
1) Never42249.2
2) Once or twice20523.9
3) Three or four times9911.5
4) Five or more times13215.4
Missing35
Total858100.0
84) In the last year, about how often have you taken part in the following outdoor activity? - camping (ACTCAMP)
 TOTAL%
1) Never58567.8
2) Once or twice16118.7
3) Three or four times556.4
4) Five or more times627.2
Missing30
Total863100.0
85) In the last year, about how often have you taken part in the following outdoor activity? - fishing (ACTFISH)
 TOTAL%
1) Never55064.6
2) Once or twice13115.4
3) Three or four times738.6
4) Five or more times9811.5
Missing41
Total852100.0
86) In the last year, about how often have you taken part in the following outdoor activity? - gardening/yard work (ACTYARD)
 TOTAL%
1) Never505.8
2) Once or twice465.3
3) Three or four times758.6
4) Five or more times69880.3
Missing24
Total869100.0
87) In the last year, about how often have you taken part in the following outdoor activity? - hiking/backpacking (ACTHIKNG)
 TOTAL%
1) Never49157.5
2) Once or twice16319.1
3) Three or four times839.7
4) Five or more times11713.7
Missing39
Total854100.0
88) In the last year, about how often have you taken part in the following outdoor activity? - walking/running/jogging (ACTWALK)
 TOTAL%
1) Never748.5
2) Once or twice505.8
3) Three or four times657.5
4) Five or more times67978.2
Missing25
Total868100.0
89) In the last year, about how often have you taken part in the following outdoor activity? - skiing/ice skating (ACTSKI)
 TOTAL%
1) Never65976.7
2) Once or twice11313.2
3) Three or four times424.9
4) Five or more times455.2
Missing34
Total859100.0
90) In the last year, about how often have you taken part in the following outdoor activity? - water sports (swimming, boating, water skiing, canoeing, etc.) (ACTWATER)
 TOTAL%
1) Never30336.0
2) Once or twice11613.8
3) Three or four times12214.5
4) Five or more times30035.7
Missing52
Total841100.0
91) In the last year, about how often have you taken part in the following outdoor activity? - visiting a local/city/county park (ACTLCLPK)
 TOTAL%
1) Never849.8
2) Once or twice21625.3
3) Three or four times17120.0
4) Five or more times38244.8
Missing40
Total853100.0
92) In the last year, about how often have you taken part in the following outdoor activity? - visiting a national park (ACTNTLPK)
 TOTAL%
1) Never30535.7
2) Once or twice34240.0
3) Three or four times10612.4
4) Five or more times10211.9
Missing38
Total855100.0
93) In the last year, about how often have you taken part in the following outdoor activity? - visiting a state park (ACTSTPK)
 TOTAL%
1) Never18125.0
2) Once or twice29841.2
3) Three or four times12016.6
4) Five or more times12417.2
Missing170
Total723100.0
94) To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statement? - We believe too often in science and technology, and not enough in feelings and faith. (AGSCINCE)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree12314.1
2) Agree39845.6
3) Neither agree nor disagree24427.9
4) Disagree9510.9
5) Strongly disagree131.5
Missing20
Total873100.0
95) To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statement? - Any change humans cause in nature -no matter how scientific- is likely to make things worse. (AGNATR)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree273.1
2) Agree13815.8
3) Neither agree nor disagree27831.8
4) Disagree36141.4
5) Strongly disagree697.9
Missing20
Total873100.0
96) To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statement? - New technologies will surely come along to solve environmental problems before they get out of hand. (AGTECH)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree80.9
2) Agree16118.6
3) Neither agree nor disagree30735.5
4) Disagree33538.7
5) Strongly disagree546.2
Missing28
Total865100.0
97) To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statement? - We worry too much about the future of the environment, and not enough about prices and jobs today. (AGTODAY)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree293.4
2) Agree9911.4
3) Neither agree nor disagree23326.9
4) Disagree37643.5
5) Strongly disagree12814.8
Missing28
Total865100.0
98) To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statement? - Almost everything we do in modern life harms the environment. (AGHARMS)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree212.4
2) Agree18821.8
3) Neither agree nor disagree19923.1
4) Disagree39946.3
5) Strongly disagree556.4
Missing31
Total862100.0
99) To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statement? - No new nuclear energy reactors should be built until a permanent solution for disposing of radioactive waste has been devised. (AGNUCLR)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree22325.6
2) Agree31035.6
3) Neither agree nor disagree16919.4
4) Disagree12614.5
5) Strongly disagree424.8
Missing23
Total870100.0
100) To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statement? - As creatures made by God, animals have inherent value in God's sight. (AGANIMLS)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree23226.6
2) Agree46853.7
3) Neither agree nor disagree12113.9
4) Disagree384.4
5) Strongly disagree121.4
Missing22
Total871100.0
101) To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statement? - Animals should have the same moral rights that human beings do. (AGANMORL)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree576.6
2) Agree12915.0
3) Neither agree nor disagree26330.6
4) Disagree26631.0
5) Strongly disagree14416.8
Missing34
Total859100.0
102) To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statement? - Human beings developed from earlier species of animals. (AGSPCIES)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree9210.6
2) Agree17520.3
3) Neither agree nor disagree19022.0
4) Disagree19522.6
5) Strongly disagree21224.5
Missing29
Total864100.0
103) To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statement? - Humans should respect nature because it was created by God. (AGNTRGOD)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree41347.5
2) Agree40846.9
3) Neither agree nor disagree384.4
4) Disagree91.0
5) Strongly disagree20.2
Missing23
Total870100.0
104) To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statement? - People worry too much about human progress harming the environment. (AGPRGRSS)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree273.1
2) Agree15718.2
3) Neither agree nor disagree19422.5
4) Disagree38044.1
5) Strongly disagree10312.0
Missing32
Total861100.0
105) To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statement? - Nature would be at peace and in harmony if only human beings would leave it alone. (AGPEACE)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree394.5
2) Agree18321.1
3) Neither agree nor disagree30034.6
4) Disagree29233.7
5) Strongly disagree526.0
Missing27
Total866100.0
106) To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statement? - It is right to use animals for medical testing if it might save human lives. (AGMEDTST)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree14616.8
2) Agree46253.0
3) Neither agree nor disagree17620.2
4) Disagree647.3
5) Strongly disagree232.6
Missing22
Total871100.0
107) To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statement? - Nature is really a fierce struggle for survival of the fittest. (AGFITEST)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree12214.9
2) Agree41750.9
3) Neither agree nor disagree20324.8
4) Disagree647.8
5) Strongly disagree131.6
Missing74
Total819100.0
108) To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statement? - Economic growth always harms the environment. (AGGROWTH)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree161.9
2) Agree11914.4
3) Neither agree nor disagree23228.2
4) Disagree41550.4
5) Strongly disagree425.1
Missing69
Total824100.0
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109) To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statement? - First come economic security and well-being, then we can worry about environmental problems. (AGENV2ND)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree111.3
2) Agree749.0
3) Neither agree nor disagree23028.0
4) Disagree44053.6
5) Strongly disagree668.0
Missing72
Total821100.0
110) To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statement? - To improve the standard of living for people everywhere, those of us in wealthy countries need to simplify our lifestyles. (AGIMPSOL)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree587.1
2) Agree29135.5
3) Neither agree nor disagree22727.7
4) Disagree21326.0
5) Strongly disagree313.8
Missing73
Total820100.0
111) To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statement? - The high birth rate in poor countries is more of a problem for the environment than the industrial pollution in wealthy countries. (AGBIRTHS)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree516.2
2) Agree18222.1
3) Neither agree nor disagree30837.3
4) Disagree25330.7
5) Strongly disagree313.8
Missing68
Total825100.0
112) To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statement? - One thing I enjoy most in life is going someplace like the woods, mountains, or the ocean to be surrounded by nature. (AGWOODS)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree35342.5
2) Agree38446.2
3) Neither agree nor disagree769.1
4) Disagree182.2
Missing62
Total831100.0
113) To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statement? - Setting aside more land for parks and wilderness should be a national priority. (AGMRLAND)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree17721.4
2) Agree38146.0
3) Neither agree nor disagree18922.8
4) Disagree678.1
5) Strongly disagree151.8
Missing64
Total829100.0
114) To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statement? - Nature is far more beautiful than things made by humankind. (AGBEAUTY)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree28033.7
2) Agree31538.0
3) Neither agree nor disagree18322.0
4) Disagree485.8
5) Strongly disagree40.5
Missing63
Total830100.0
115) To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statement? - I often feel the presence of God when I am out in nature. (AGGODNTR)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree43552.2
2) Agree33540.2
3) Neither agree nor disagree536.4
4) Disagree70.8
5) Strongly disagree40.5
Missing59
Total834100.0
116) Please choose the statement that is closest to your views. (YOURVIEW)
 TOTAL%
1) Nature is sacred because it is created by God.47057.7
2) Nature is spiritual or sacred in itself.17821.8
3) Nature is important, but not spiritual or sacred.16720.5
Missing78
Total815100.0
117) What is the highest level of education completed by you? - Less than eight years of formal education (EDUCLS8)
 TOTAL%
1) Checked2100.0
Missing891
Total2100.0
118) What is the highest level of education completed by you? - Completed eighth grade (EDUC8)
 TOTAL%
1) Checked6100.0
Missing887
Total6100.0
119) What is the highest level of education completed by you? - Some high school (EDUCSHS)
 TOTAL%
1) Checked21100.0
Missing872
Total21100.0
120) What is the highest level of education completed by you? - High School Diploma (EDUCHSGD)
 TOTAL%
1) Checked103100.0
Missing790
Total103100.0
121) What is the highest level of education completed by you? - Some college (EDUCSMCL)
 TOTAL%
1) Checked207100.0
Missing686
Total207100.0
122) What is the highest level of education completed by you? - Graduated from college (EDUCCLGD)
 TOTAL%
1) Checked185100.0
Missing708
Total185100.0
123) What is the highest level of education completed by you? - Some graduate work (EDUCSMGD)
 TOTAL%
1) Checked108100.0
Missing785
Total108100.0
124) What is the highest level of education completed by you? - Graduate degree (EDUCGRAD)
 TOTAL%
1) Checked204100.0
Missing689
Total204100.0
125) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ARE MARRIED. What is the highest level of education completed by your spouse? - Less than eight years of formal education (SPEDLS8)
 TOTAL%
2) Checked2100.0
Missing891
Total2100.0
126) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ARE MARRIED. What is the highest level of education completed by your spouse? - Completed eighth grade (SPED8)
 TOTAL%
2) Checked4100.0
Missing889
Total4100.0
127) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ARE MARRIED. What is the highest level of education completed by your spouse? - Some high school (SPEDSMHS)
 TOTAL%
2) Checked7100.0
Missing886
Total7100.0
128) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ARE MARRIED. What is the highest level of education completed by your spouse? - High school diploma (SPEDHSGD)
 TOTAL%
2) Checked102100.0
Missing791
Total102100.0
129) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ARE MARRIED. What is the highest level of education completed by your spouse? - Some college (SPEDSMCL)
 TOTAL%
2) Checked125100.0
Missing768
Total125100.0
130) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ARE MARRIED. What is the highest level of education completed by your spouse? - Graduated from college (SPEDCLGD)
 TOTAL%
2) Checked191100.0
Missing702
Total191100.0
131) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ARE MARRIED. What is the highest level of education completed by your spouse? - Some graduate work (SPEDSMGD)
 TOTAL%
2) Checked59100.0
Missing834
Total59100.0
132) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ARE MARRIED. What is the highest level of education completed by your spouse? - Graduate Degree (SPEDGRAD)
 TOTAL%
2) Checked165100.0
Missing728
Total165100.0
133) Of the environmental problems, which one do you think is the most serious environmental problem at the present time? (ENVRN1)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total8209.707.04
134) Of the environmental problems, which one would you rate second in importance as a serious problem for the environment? (ENVRN2)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total81510.587.16
135) Of the environmental problems, which one would you rate third in importance as a serious problem for the environment? (ENVRN3)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total80911.387.15
136) Sample (SAMPLE)
 TOTAL%
1) Members893100.0
Total893100.0
137) Oldcode (OLDCODE)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total8871,096.01624.53
138) How many years have you been a member of your current congregation? (YEARSMEM)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total87319.5317.28
139) How far do you live from your congregation? (FARLIVE)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total8555.439.26
140) How often do you attend your congregation's Sunday worship services? (ATTNDSUN)
 TOTAL%
1) Never111.3
2) Less than once a year131.5
3) Once or twice a year161.8
4) Several times a year576.5
5) Once a month485.5
6) Two to three times a month13715.6
7) Nearly every week39945.4
8) Every week19822.5
Missing14
Total879100.0
141) What is the approximate membership of the congregation(s) you attend? (MEMMEM)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total7902,537.303,730.72
142) Have you ever been ordained an elder in the Presbyterian Church? (ORDELDER)
 TOTAL%
1) No56765.4
2) Yes30034.6
Missing26
Total867100.0
143) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ANSWERED THEY HAVE EVER BEEN AN ORDAINED ELDER: Are you now serving on session? (SRVELDER)
 TOTAL%
1) No32593.7
2) Yes226.3
Missing546
Total347100.0
144) Have you ever been ordained a deacon in the Presbyterian Church? (ORDDECON)
 TOTAL%
1) No57266.2
2) Yes29233.8
Missing29
Total864100.0
145) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ANSWERED THEY HAVE EVER BEEN AN ORDAINED DEACON: Are you currently serving on the board of deacons? (SRVDECON)
 TOTAL%
1) No26278.4
2) Yes7221.6
Missing559
Total334100.0
146) Do you hold the following position in church? - Chair of congregational committee or task force (POSCHAIR)
 TOTAL%
0) Not checked80290.4
1) Checked859.6
Missing6
Total887100.0
147) Do you hold the following position in church? - Member of congregational committee or task force (POSFORCE)
 TOTAL%
0) Not checked61469.2
1) Checked27330.8
Missing6
Total887100.0
148) Do you hold the following position in church? - Member of presbytery, synod, or General Assembly committee or task force (POSPRSBY)
 TOTAL%
0) Not checked85696.5
1) Checked313.5
Missing6
Total887100.0
149) Do you hold the following position in church? - Officer of men's, women's, or youth group (POSOFFCR)
 TOTAL%
0) Not checked72681.8
1) Checked16118.2
Missing6
Total887100.0
150) Do you hold the following position in church? - Organist or choir director (POSORGST)
 TOTAL%
0) Not checked86297.2
1) Checked252.8
Missing6
Total887100.0
151) Do you hold the following position in church? - Member of choir (POSCHOIR)
 TOTAL%
0) Not checked74684.1
1) Checked14115.9
Missing6
Total887100.0
152) Do you hold the following position in church? - Other (POSOTHER)
 TOTAL%
0) Not checked77987.8
1) Checked10812.2
Missing6
Total887100.0
153) Do you hold the following position in church? - Sunday school teacher (POSTCHR)
 TOTAL%
0) Not checked81591.9
1) Checked728.1
Missing6
Total887100.0
154) Please take a few moments to think back over the last year. Have there been any Sundays, any at all, when you were unable to attend or happened not to attend worship at your congregation? Was the following factor a reason you missed one or more Sundays during the last year? - My job/business required me to be at work on Sunday. (NOTJOB)
 TOTAL%
0) Not checked72782.0
1) Checked16018.0
Missing6
Total887100.0
155) Please take a few moments to think back over the last year. Have there been any Sundays, any at all, when you were unable to attend or happened not to attend worship at your congregation? Was the following factor a reason you missed one or more Sundays during the last year? - I was traveling on business over a weekend and didn't get home in time. (NOTTRVL)
 TOTAL%
0) Not checked73983.4
1) Checked14716.6
Missing7
Total886100.0
156) Please take a few moments to think back over the last year. Have there been any Sundays, any at all, when you were unable to attend or happened not to attend worship at your congregation? Was the following factor a reason you missed one or more Sundays during the last year? - I was ill. (NOTILL)
 TOTAL%
0) Not checked47453.5
1) Checked41246.5
Missing7
Total886100.0
157) Please take a few moments to think back over the last year. Have there been any Sundays, any at all, when you were unable to attend or happened not to attend worship at your congregation? Was the following factor a reason you missed one or more Sundays during the last year? - I had family responsibilities (e.g., caring for an ill or disabled child or parent). (NOTFAMLY)
 TOTAL%
0) Not checked65473.7
1) Checked23326.3
Missing6
Total887100.0
158) Please take a few moments to think back over the last year. Have there been any Sundays, any at all, when you were unable to attend or happened not to attend worship at your congregation? Was the following factor a reason you missed one or more Sundays during the last year? - I was away on vacation. (NOTVACAT)
 TOTAL%
0) Not checked20923.6
1) Checked67876.4
Missing6
Total887100.0
159) Please take a few moments to think back over the last year. Have there been any Sundays, any at all, when you were unable to attend or happened not to attend worship at your congregation? Was the following factor a reason you missed one or more Sundays during the last year? - I needed the time to catch up on other responsibilities. (NOTTIME)
 TOTAL%
0) Not checked69978.8
1) Checked18821.2
Missing6
Total887100.0
160) Please take a few moments to think back over the last year. Have there been any Sundays, any at all, when you were unable to attend or happened not to attend worship at your congregation? Was the following factor a reason you missed one or more Sundays during the last year? - I just didn't feel like going. (NOTFEEL)
 TOTAL%
0) Not checked67375.9
1) Checked21424.1
Missing6
Total887100.0
161) Please take a few moments to think back over the last year. Have there been any Sundays, any at all, when you were unable to attend or happened not to attend worship at your congregation? Was the following factor a reason you missed one or more Sundays during the last year? - The weather was bad. (NOTWETHR)
 TOTAL%
0) Not checked73282.5
1) Checked15517.5
Missing6
Total887100.0
162) Please take a few moments to think back over the last year. Have there been any Sundays, any at all, when you were unable to attend or happened not to attend worship at your congregation? Was the following factor a reason you missed one or more Sundays during the last year? - I overslept. (NOTSLEEP)
 TOTAL%
0) Not checked82893.3
1) Checked596.7
Missing6
Total887100.0
163) Please take a few moments to think back over the last year. Have there been any Sundays, any at all, when you were unable to attend or happened not to attend worship at your congregation? Was the following factor a reason you missed one or more Sundays during the last year? - I had guests from out of town. (NOTGUEST)
 TOTAL%
0) Not checked64472.6
1) Checked24327.4
Missing6
Total887100.0
164) Please take a few moments to think back over the last year. Have there been any Sundays, any at all, when you were unable to attend or happened not to attend worship at your congregation? Was the following factor a reason you missed one or more Sundays during the last year? - I decided to do something else that day. (NOTELSE)
 TOTAL%
0) Not checked70279.1
1) Checked18520.9
Missing6
Total887100.0
165) Please take a few moments to think back over the last year. Have there been any Sundays, any at all, when you were unable to attend or happened not to attend worship at your congregation? Was the following factor a reason you missed one or more Sundays during the last year? - Other (NOTOTHER)
 TOTAL%
0) Not checked85596.4
1) Checked323.6
Missing6
Total887100.0
166) Please take a few moments to think back over the last year. Have there been any Sundays, any at all, when you were unable to attend or happened not to attend worship at your congregation? Was the following factor a reason you missed one or more Sundays during the last year? - Negative view of something (NOTNEGVW)
 TOTAL%
0) Not checked86998.0
1) Checked182.0
Missing6
Total887100.0
167) Please take a few moments to think back over the last year. Have there been any Sundays, any at all, when you were unable to attend or happened not to attend worship at your congregation? Was the following factor a reason you missed one or more Sundays during the last year? - Ministerial change (NOTMNSTR)
 TOTAL%
0) Not checked88699.9
1) Checked10.1
Missing6
Total887100.0
168) Please take a few moments to think back over the last year. Have there been any Sundays, any at all, when you were unable to attend or happened not to attend worship at your congregation? Was the following factor a reason you missed one or more Sundays during the last year? - Family marital change (NOTMRTCH)
 TOTAL%
0) Not checked88399.5
1) Checked40.5
Missing6
Total887100.0
169) Please take a few moments to think back over the last year. Have there been any Sundays, any at all, when you were unable to attend or happened not to attend worship at your congregation? Was the following factor a reason you missed one or more Sundays during the last year? - Went to another church (NOTNEWCH)
 TOTAL%
0) Not checked86998.0
1) Checked182.0
Missing6
Total887100.0
170) Please take a few moments to think back over the last year. Have there been any Sundays, any at all, when you were unable to attend or happened not to attend worship at your congregation? Was the following factor a reason you missed one or more Sundays during the last year? - Lack of transportation (NOTTRNS)
 TOTAL%
0) Not checked88099.2
1) Checked70.8
Missing6
Total887100.0
171) How many hours, if any, during the last month have you: attended programs or events at your church (besides worship; if you attended church school, include those hours here.) (HRSPROGS)
 TOTAL%
1) Zero hours19622.6
2) One to two hours16919.5
3) Three to five hours23126.7
4) Six to ten hours14516.7
5) Eleven to twenty hours9410.9
6) More than twenty hours313.6
Missing27
Total866100.0
172) 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. (HRSVOL)
 TOTAL%
1) Zero hours28833.8
2) One to two hours19422.8
3) Three to five hours19322.7
4) Six to ten hours11513.5
5) Eleven to twenty hours364.2
6) More than twenty hours252.9
Missing42
Total851100.0
173) 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. (HRSEVNTS)
 TOTAL%
1) Zero hours45554.2
2) One to two hours18321.8
3) Three to five hours12615.0
4) Six to ten hours455.4
5) Eleven to twenty hours101.2
6) More than twenty hours202.4
Missing54
Total839100.0
174) 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). (HRSCOMM)
 TOTAL%
1) Zero hours33339.7
2) One to two hours18822.4
3) Three to five hours14817.6
4) Six to ten hours8610.3
5) Eleven to twenty hours414.9
6) More than twenty hours435.1
Missing54
Total839100.0
175) Compared to two years ago, do you think you participate in church activities more, less, or about the same amount as you did then? (YRS2ACT)
 TOTAL%
1) Participate more19922.5
2) About the same participation42648.1
3) Participate less24527.7
4) Not applicable (been a member less than two years)151.7
Missing8
Total885100.0
176) How likely is it that you will be a part of your current congregation five years from now? (YRS5ACT)
 TOTAL%
1) Very likely52359.4
2) Likely16518.8
3) Not sure11212.7
4) Not at all likely303.4
5) Not very likely505.7
Missing13
Total880100.0
177) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ANSWERED THAT THEY ARE 'NOT VERY' OR 'NOT AT ALL LIKELY' TO BE A PART OF THEIR CURRENT CONGREGATION FIVE YEARS FROM NOW: Rate the importance of the following factor in your likelihood of leaving: moving away from this area/community. (LVAREA)
 TOTAL%
1) Very important4054.8
2) Important912.3
3) Not very important79.6
4) Not at all important1723.3
Missing820
Total73100.0
178) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ANSWERED THAT THEY ARE 'NOT VERY' OR 'NOT AT ALL LIKELY' TO BE A PART OF THEIR CURRENT CONGREGATION FIVE YEARS FROM NOW: Rate the importance of the following factor in your likelihood of leaving: too much conflict in the congregation. (LVCNFLCT)
 TOTAL%
1) Very important1118.0
2) Important914.8
3) Not very important1524.6
4) Not at all important2642.6
Missing832
Total61100.0
179) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ANSWERED THAT THEY ARE 'NOT VERY' OR 'NOT AT ALL LIKELY' TO BE A PART OF THEIR CURRENT CONGREGATION FIVE YEARS FROM NOW: Rate the importance of the following factor in your likelihood of leaving: I don't really fit in with most people here. (LVFITIN)
 TOTAL%
1) Very important1218.2
2) Important1218.2
3) Not very important1116.7
4) Not at all important3147.0
Missing827
Total66100.0
180) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ANSWERED THAT THEY ARE 'NOT VERY' OR 'NOT AT ALL LIKELY' TO BE A PART OF THEIR CURRENT CONGREGATION FIVE YEARS FROM NOW: Rate the importance of the following factor in your likelihood of leaving: I'm marrying and will switch to my spouse's church. (LVSPOUSE)
 TOTAL%
1) Very important11.9
2) Important35.7
3) Not very important47.5
4) Not at all important4584.9
Missing840
Total53100.0
181) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ANSWERED THAT THEY ARE 'NOT VERY' OR 'NOT AT ALL LIKELY' TO BE A PART OF THEIR CURRENT CONGREGATION FIVE YEARS FROM NOW: Rate the importance of the following factor in your likelihood of leaving: I don't like the programs that it currently offers. (LVPRGRMS)
 TOTAL%
1) Very important58.9
2) Important1017.9
3) Not very important916.1
4) Not at all important3257.1
Missing837
Total56100.0
182) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ANSWERED THAT THEY ARE 'NOT VERY' OR 'NOT AT ALL LIKELY' TO BE A PART OF THEIR CURRENT CONGREGATION FIVE YEARS FROM NOW: Rate the importance of the following factor in your likelihood of leaving: the worship services often do not satisfy spiritual needs. (LVSPIRIT)
 TOTAL%
1) Very important1929.7
2) Important1320.3
3) Not very important46.3
4) Not at all important2843.8
Missing829
Total64100.0
183) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ANSWERED THAT THEY ARE 'NOT VERY' OR 'NOT AT ALL LIKELY' TO BE A PART OF THEIR CURRENT CONGREGATION FIVE YEARS FROM NOW: Rate the importance of the following factor in your likelihood of leaving: I don't appreciate the pastor(s). (LVPASTOR)
 TOTAL%
1) Very important1322.0
2) Important1016.9
3) Not very important1016.9
4) Not at all important2644.1
Missing834
Total59100.0
184) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ANSWERED THAT THEY ARE 'NOT VERY' OR 'NOT AT ALL LIKELY' TO BE A PART OF THEIR CURRENT CONGREGATION FIVE YEARS FROM NOW: Rate the importance of the following factor in your likelihood of leaving: I've been drifting away from church and I think that will continue. (LVDRIFT)
 TOTAL%
1) Very important1017.2
2) Important1525.9
3) Not very important46.9
4) Not at all important2950.0
Missing835
Total58100.0
185) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ANSWERED THAT THEY ARE 'NOT VERY' OR 'NOT AT ALL LIKELY' TO BE A PART OF THEIR CURRENT CONGREGATION FIVE YEARS FROM NOW: Rate the importance of the following factor in your likelihood of leaving: others. (LVOTHER)
 TOTAL%
1) Age/health concerns1644.4
2) Denomination1233.3
3) All else822.2
Missing857
Total36100.0
186) During your life, have you ever been a member of a congregation affiliated with a denomination other than Presbyterian? (DENOMOTH)
 TOTAL%
1) No34539.2
2) Yes53460.8
Missing14
Total879100.0
187) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE BEEN AFFILIATED WITH A DENOMINATION OTHER THAN PRESBYTERIAN DURING THEIR LIFE: How many years have you been a Presbyterian? (YRSPRES)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total60129.3820.89
188) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE BEEN AFFILIATED WITH A DENOMINATION OTHER THAN PRESBYTERIAN DURING THEIR LIFE: Please indicate whether you've belonged to the following denomination: Baptist (DENBAPT)
 TOTAL%
0) Not checked75085.3
1) Checked12914.7
Missing14
Total879100.0
189) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE BEEN AFFILIATED WITH A DENOMINATION OTHER THAN PRESBYTERIAN DURING THEIR LIFE: Please indicate whether you've belonged to the following denomination: Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) (DENDISC)
 TOTAL%
0) Not checked85095.9
1) Checked364.1
Missing7
Total886100.0
190) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE BEEN AFFILIATED WITH A DENOMINATION OTHER THAN PRESBYTERIAN DURING THEIR LIFE: Please indicate whether you've belonged to the following denomination: Episcopalian (DENEPIS)
 TOTAL%
0) Not checked85696.6
1) Checked303.4
Missing7
Total886100.0
191) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE BEEN AFFILIATED WITH A DENOMINATION OTHER THAN PRESBYTERIAN DURING THEIR LIFE: Please indicate whether you've belonged to the following denomination: Friends (Quaker) (DENFRNDS)
 TOTAL%
0) Not checked88199.3
1) Checked60.7
Missing6
Total887100.0
192) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE BEEN AFFILIATED WITH A DENOMINATION OTHER THAN PRESBYTERIAN DURING THEIR LIFE: Please indicate whether you've belonged to the following denomination: Lutheran (DENLUTH)
 TOTAL%
0) Not checked82493.0
1) Checked627.0
Missing7
Total886100.0
193) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE BEEN AFFILIATED WITH A DENOMINATION OTHER THAN PRESBYTERIAN DURING THEIR LIFE: Please indicate whether you've belonged to the following denomination: Methodist (DENMETH)
 TOTAL%
0) Not checked68076.7
1) Checked20623.3
Missing7
Total886100.0
194) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE BEEN AFFILIATED WITH A DENOMINATION OTHER THAN PRESBYTERIAN DURING THEIR LIFE: Please indicate whether you've belonged to the following denomination: Reformed (DENRFRMD)
 TOTAL%
0) Not checked86797.7
1) Checked202.3
Missing6
Total887100.0
195) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE BEEN AFFILIATED WITH A DENOMINATION OTHER THAN PRESBYTERIAN DURING THEIR LIFE: Please indicate whether you've belonged to the following denomination: Roman Catholic (DENROMAN)
 TOTAL%
0) Not checked84695.4
1) Checked414.6
Missing6
Total887100.0
196) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE BEEN AFFILIATED WITH A DENOMINATION OTHER THAN PRESBYTERIAN DURING THEIR LIFE: Please indicate whether you've belonged to the following denomination: United Church of Christ (DENUCC)
 TOTAL%
0) Not checked84395.0
1) Checked445.0
Missing6
Total887100.0
197) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE BEEN AFFILIATED WITH A DENOMINATION OTHER THAN PRESBYTERIAN DURING THEIR LIFE: Please indicate whether you've belonged to the following denomination: Other (DENOTH)
 TOTAL%
0) Not checked79589.6
1) Checked9210.4
Missing6
Total887100.0
198) When you were a teenager, how often did your father attend religious services? (DADREL)
 TOTAL%
1) Never13315.5
2) Less than once a year333.8
3) Once or twice a year9811.4
4) Several times a year728.4
5) About once a month404.7
6) Two to three times a month556.4
7) Nearly every week19422.6
8) Every week20123.4
9) Don't know/not applicable323.7
Missing35
Total858100.0
199) When you were a teenager, how often did your mother attend religious services? (MOMREL)
 TOTAL%
1) Never596.9
2) Less than once a year232.7
3) Once or twice a year505.8
4) Several times a year718.3
5) About once a month414.8
6) Two to three times a month859.9
7) Nearly every week27231.7
8) Every week24628.6
9) Don't know/not applicable121.4
Missing34
Total859100.0
200) In what religious denomination were you raised? (Please choose just one answer. If you were part of more than one denomination as a child, please choose the denomination that influenced you the most.) (RELDENOM)
 TOTAL%
1) Baptist9210.6
2) Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)283.2
3) Episcopalian202.3
4) Friends (Quaker)40.5
5) Lutheran485.5
6) Methodist14616.9
7) Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), PCUS, UPCUSA, or UPCNA37643.5
8) Reformed91.0
9) Roman Catholic364.2
10) UCC (United Church of Christ/Congregational)202.3
11) None111.3
12) Other708.1
99) More than one selected50.6
Missing28
Total865100.0
201) Were you raised in the congregation you currently belong to? (CONGRAIS)
 TOTAL%
1) No75485.3
2) Yes13014.7
Missing9
Total884100.0
202) Which of the following terms best describes your current stand on theological issues? (THELVIEW)
 TOTAL%
1) Very conservative677.7
2) Conservative27831.9
3) Moderate41147.1
4) Liberal9811.2
5) Very liberal182.1
Missing21
Total872100.0
203) Have you ever tried to encourage someone to believe in Jesus Christ or to accept Him as a personal savior? (SAVIOR)
 TOTAL%
1) No33938.6
2) Yes53961.4
Missing15
Total878100.0
204) Would you say you have had a conversion experience-that is, a turning point in your life when you committed yourself to Christ? (CONVRSN)
 TOTAL%
1) No47254.6
2) Yes39345.4
Missing28
Total865100.0
205) Which of the following statements best describes your view of the Bible? (Please choose only one) (BBLVIEW)
 TOTAL%
1) It is an important piece of literature, but is largely irrelevant to our lives today.40.5
2) It is the record of many people's experience with God and is a useful guide for individual Christians in their search for basic moral and religious teachings.23526.7
3) It is the Word of God and its stories and teaching provide a powerful motivation as we work toward God's reign in the world.37442.5
4) It is the inspired, authoritative Word of God that is without error in all that it says about faith and morals.16618.9
5) It is the inspired Word of God, without error not only in matters of faith, but also in historical, scientific, geographic, and other secular matters.8910.1
9) More than one selected111.3
Missing14
Total879100.0
206) Do you think there is a heaven, where people who have led good lives are eternally rewarded? (HEAVEN)
 TOTAL%
1) No627.1
2) Yes65975.3
3) Not sure14917.0
4) More than one50.6
Missing18
Total875100.0
207) Do you think there is a hell, to which people who have led bad lives and die without being sorry are eternally damned? (HELL)
 TOTAL%
1) No15617.8
2) Yes44450.7
3) Not sure27531.4
4) More than one10.1
Missing17
Total876100.0
208) When you think about the qualities of a good Christian life, how important is the following to you? - Reading and studying the Bible regularly. (LIFEBIBL)
 TOTAL%
1) Essential22325.5
2) Very important32036.7
3) Somewhat important28532.6
4) Not at all important455.2
Missing20
Total873100.0
209) When you think about the qualities of a good Christian life, how important is the following to you? - Spending time in prayer and meditation (LIFEPRYR)
 TOTAL%
1) Essential38544.1
2) Very important32236.8
3) Somewhat important15317.5
4) Not at all important141.6
Missing19
Total874100.0
210) When you think about the qualities of a good Christian life, how important is the following to you? - Actively seeking social and economic justice (LIFEJUST)
 TOTAL%
1) Essential11913.8
2) Very important33639.0
3) Somewhat important35240.9
4) Not at all important546.3
Missing32
Total861100.0
211) When you think about the qualities of a good Christian life, how important is the following to you? - Taking care of those who are sick or needy (LIFESICK)
 TOTAL%
1) Essential24027.5
2) Very important52059.6
3) Somewhat important11112.7
4) Not at all important10.1
Missing21
Total872100.0
212) When you think about the qualities of a good Christian life, how important is the following to you? - Attending church regularly (LIFECHRC)
 TOTAL%
1) Essential25128.9
2) Very important40246.3
3) Somewhat important19222.1
4) Not at all important242.8
Missing24
Total869100.0
213) When you think about the qualities of a good Christian life, how important is the following to you? - Seeking to bring others to faith in Christ (LIFEOTHR)
 TOTAL%
1) Essential14917.4
2) Very important35841.8
3) Somewhat important29634.6
4) Not at all important536.2
Missing37
Total856100.0
214) When you think about the qualities of a good Christian life, how important is the following to you? - Practicing Christian values in work, home, and school (LIFEVALU)
 TOTAL%
1) Essential59967.9
2) Very important24627.9
3) Somewhat important333.7
4) Not at all important40.5
Missing11
Total882100.0
215) When you think about priorities for your congregation's activities in the community, how important is the following to you? - Supporting social action groups and ministries (PRISOCIA)
 TOTAL%
1) Essential13115.2
2) Very important37043.0
3) Somewhat important31136.1
4) Not at all important495.7
Missing32
Total861100.0
216) When you think about priorities for your congregation's activities in the community, how important is the following to you? - Encouraging members to share their faith (PRISHARE)
 TOTAL%
1) Essential17019.6
2) Very important40646.8
3) Somewhat important25729.6
4) Not at all important354.0
Missing25
Total868100.0
217) When you think about priorities for your congregation's activities in the community, how important is the following to you? - Providing aid and services to people in need (PRIAID)
 TOTAL%
1) Essential35340.3
2) Very important45852.3
3) Somewhat important647.3
Missing18
Total875100.0
218) When you think about priorities for your congregation's activities in the community, how important is the following to you? - Helping members resist the temptations of the world (PRITEPMT)
 TOTAL%
1) Essential15718.3
2) Very important40046.5
3) Somewhat important27231.6
4) Not at all important313.6
Missing33
Total860100.0
219) When you think about priorities for your congregation's activities in the community, how important is the following to you? - An active evangelism program, inviting the unchurched to attend (PRIEVANG)
 TOTAL%
1) Essential19722.9
2) Very important34339.9
3) Somewhat important26430.7
4) Not at all important566.5
Missing33
Total860100.0
220) When you think about priorities for your congregation's activities in the community, how important is the following to you? - Preparing people for a world to come, where the cares of this world will be absent (PRIWORLD)
 TOTAL%
1) Essential14817.3
2) Very important31036.2
3) Somewhat important27331.9
4) Not at all important12514.6
Missing37
Total856100.0
221) Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with the following statement: An individual should arrive at his or her own religious beliefs independent of any church. (AGOWN)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree8910.3
2) Agree23226.9
3) Not sure11913.8
4) Disagree32938.2
5) Strongly disagree9310.8
Missing31
Total862100.0
222) Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with the following statement: All the different religions are equally good ways of helping a person find ultimate truth. (AGDIFF)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree748.5
2) Agree25229.0
3) Not sure14917.1
4) Disagree24327.9
5) Strongly disagree15217.5
Missing23
Total870100.0
223) Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with the following statement: There is a life beyond death. (AGDEATH)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree51058.4
2) Agree22125.3
3) Not sure12714.5
4) Disagree121.4
5) Strongly disagree30.3
Missing20
Total873100.0
224) Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with the following statement: The only absolute Truth for humankind is in Jesus Christ. (AGTRUTH)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree38844.5
2) Agree24027.5
3) Not sure15017.2
4) Disagree728.3
5) Strongly disagree222.5
Missing21
Total872100.0
225) Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with the following statement: Only followers of Jesus Christ can be saved. (AGSAVED)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree24227.7
2) Agree15818.1
3) Not sure23226.5
4) Disagree17620.1
5) Strongly disagree667.6
Missing19
Total874100.0
226) Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with the following statement: In the realm of values, the final authority about good and bad is the individual. (AGAUTH)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree455.2
2) Agree14416.8
3) Not sure11713.6
4) Disagree28232.8
5) Strongly disagree27131.5
Missing34
Total859100.0
227) Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with the following statement: Individuals should seek out religious truth for themselves and not conform to any church's doctrines. (AGCONFM)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree303.4
2) Agree14116.2
3) Not sure15217.5
4) Disagree42348.6
5) Strongly disagree12414.3
Missing23
Total870100.0
228) Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with the following statement: It is important to share my faith with other people. (AGSHARE)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree22025.1
2) Agree49656.5
3) Not sure809.1
4) Disagree748.4
5) Strongly disagree80.9
Missing15
Total878100.0
229) Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with the following statement: All the great religions of the world are equally true and good. (AGEQUAL)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree313.6
2) Agree15818.1
3) Not sure23426.9
4) Disagree26730.7
5) Strongly disagree18120.8
Missing22
Total871100.0
230) Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with the following statement: Belief in Jesus Christ in only one of many ways to find salvation. (AGSALVTN)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree8710.1
2) Agree21424.8
3) Not sure14616.9
4) Disagree22526.1
5) Strongly disagree19122.1
Missing30
Total863100.0
231) Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with the following statement: The Devil (Satan) really exists. (AGDEVIL)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree25829.4
2) Agree27831.7
3) Not sure21925.0
4) Disagree728.2
5) Strongly disagree505.7
Missing16
Total877100.0
232) Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with the following statement: Jesus was born of a virgin. (AGBORN)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree41347.1
2) Agree28933.0
3) Not sure14116.1
4) Disagree232.6
5) Strongly disagree111.3
Missing16
Total877100.0
233) Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with the following statement: Jesus will return to the earth some day. (AGRETRN)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree40345.7
2) Agree25528.9
3) Not sure19622.2
4) Disagree182.0
5) Strongly disagree91.0
Missing12
Total881100.0
234) Do you consider yourself a 'born-again' Christian? (BORNAGN)
 TOTAL%
1) No48655.2
2) Yes27731.5
3) Not sure11713.3
Missing13
Total880100.0
235) People have differing views on how Christians ought to act in their daily lives. Please indicate how much you would admire or disapprove of someone who acted in this way: drinks alcohol in moderation. (ACTALCL)
 TOTAL%
1) Admire151.7
2) Think is all right64473.1
3) Mildly disapprove16018.2
4) Highly disapprove627.0
Missing12
Total881100.0
236) People have differing views on how Christians ought to act in their daily lives. Please indicate how much you would admire or disapprove of someone who acted in this way: is very ambitious. (ACTAMBT)
 TOTAL%
1) Admire23026.7
2) Think is all right54663.4
3) Mildly disapprove809.3
4) Highly disapprove50.6
Missing32
Total861100.0
237) People have differing views on how Christians ought to act in their daily lives. Please indicate how much you would admire or disapprove of someone who acted in this way: is satisfied with her/his lot in life. (ACTSAT)
 TOTAL%
1) Admire27731.9
2) Think is all right50658.2
3) Mildly disapprove748.5
4) Highly disapprove121.4
Missing24
Total869100.0
238) People have differing views on how Christians ought to act in their daily lives. Please indicate how much you would admire or disapprove of someone who acted in this way: lives together in a heterosexual relationship outside of marriage. (ACTTOGT)
 TOTAL%
1) Admire60.7
2) Think is all right14816.7
3) Mildly disapprove34438.9
4) Highly disapprove38643.7
Missing9
Total884100.0
239) People have differing views on how Christians ought to act in their daily lives. Please indicate how much you would admire or disapprove of someone who acted in this way: thinks s/he is better than others. (ACTBETR)
 TOTAL%
1) Admire10.1
2) Think is all right121.4
3) Mildly disapprove23226.6
4) Highly disapprove62771.9
Missing21
Total872100.0
240) People have differing views on how Christians ought to act in their daily lives. Please indicate how much you would admire or disapprove of someone who acted in this way: is openly, actively gay or lesbian. (ACTGAY)
 TOTAL%
1) Admire60.7
2) Think is all right14716.7
3) Mildly disapprove22926.1
4) Highly disapprove49756.5
Missing14
Total879100.0
241) People have differing views on how Christians ought to act in their daily lives. Please indicate how much you would admire or disapprove of someone who acted in this way: is openly, actively gay or lesbian as part of a committed couple. (ACTCPLE)
 TOTAL%
1) Admire172.0
2) Think is all right16619.2
3) Mildly disapprove20824.0
4) Highly disapprove47454.8
Missing28
Total865100.0
242) People have differing views on how Christians ought to act in their daily lives. Please indicate how much you would admire or disapprove of someone who acted in this way: lives her/his faith quietly. (ACTQUET)
 TOTAL%
1) Admire30634.9
2) Think is all right51058.1
3) Mildly disapprove515.8
4) Highly disapprove111.3
Missing15
Total878100.0
243) People have differing views on how Christians ought to act in their daily lives. Please indicate how much you would admire or disapprove of someone who acted in this way: cheats on her/his income tax. (ACTTAX)
 TOTAL%
1) Admire30.3
2) Think is all right60.7
3) Mildly disapprove18020.5
4) Highly disapprove68978.5
Missing15
Total878100.0
244) At its 1996 meeting, the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) approved the following amendment to the church's constitution, and sent it to the presbyteries for a vote: 'Those who are called to office in the church are to lead a life in obedience to Scripture and in conformity to the historic confessional standards of the church. Among these standards is the requirement to live either in fidelity within the covenant of marriage of a man and a woman, or chastity in singleness. Persons refusing to repent of any self-acknowledged practice which the confessions call sin shall not be ordained and/or installed as deacons, elders, or ministers of the Word and Sacrament.' What is your opinion on this proposed amendment? Would you like to see it approved by a majority of the presbyteries, or not? (GEN1996)
 TOTAL%
1) Definitely favor approval38844.1
2) Probably favor approval18621.2
3) Not sure8810.0
4) Probably do not favor approval12814.6
5) Definitely do not favor approval8910.1
Missing14
Total879100.0
245) What is your sex? (GENDER)
 TOTAL%
1) Female56063.2
2) Male32636.8
Missing7
Total886100.0
246) What is your present age? (AGE)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total87455.7317.84
247) Which of the following categories most closely describes the place in which you currently live? (CURLIVE)
 TOTAL%
1) In open country, but not on a farm859.7
2) On a farm465.3
3) In a small city or town (under 50,000)28032.0
4) In a medium-size city (50,000-250,000)12914.8
5) In a suburb near a medium-size city748.5
6) In a large city (over 250,000)8910.2
7) In a suburb near a large city17119.6
Missing19
Total874100.0
248) What is your employment status? (YOUREMP1)
 TOTAL%
1) Employed full-time28634.2
2) Employed part-time9110.9
3) Self-employed607.2
4) Unemployed111.3
5) Retired28634.2
6) Full-time homemaker718.5
7) Student273.2
8) Other40.5
Missing57
Total836100.0
249) What is your employment status? (YOUREMP2)
 TOTAL%
1) Employed full-time179.2
2) Employed part-time147.6
3) Self-employed2111.4
4) Unemployed21.1
5) Retired4624.9
6) Full-time homemaker4926.5
7) Student2312.4
8) Other137.0
Missing708
Total185100.0
250) If you are employed full-time, part-time, or self-employed, please indicate the average hours worked per week over the last year. (AVGHOURS)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total48937.6916.86
251) What is your present marital status? (MARITAL)
 TOTAL%
1) Married66977.7
2) Not married19222.3
Missing32
Total861100.0
252) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO RESPONDED THAT THEY ARE NOT CURRENTLY MARRIED: If not currently married, have you ever been married? (EVERMARR)
 TOTAL%
1) No, never married8239.2
2) Yes, am now widowed9244.0
3) Yes, am now divorced3114.8
4) Yes, am both widowed and divorced41.9
Missing684
Total209100.0
253) If you are now married or have ever been married in the past: How old were you when you first married? (If married more than once, answer in terms of your first marriage.) (AGEMARR)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total77423.254.09
254) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO RESPONDEND THAT THEY ARE CURRENTLY MARRIED: If currently married: Have you had a previous marriage (or marriages)? (PREVMARG)
 TOTAL%
1) No53482.5
2) Yes, was widowed213.2
3) Yes, was divorced9013.9
4) Yes, was both widowed and divorced20.3
Missing246
Total647100.0
255) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS THAT ARE MARRIED: Overall, how often does your husband or wife attend Sunday worship services? (SPSSUN)
 TOTAL%
1) Never243.6
2) Less than once a year111.7
3) Once or twice a year395.9
4) Several times a year517.7
5) Once a month406.0
6) Two to three times a month9914.9
7) Nearly every week25838.9
8) Every week14121.3
Missing230
Total663100.0
256) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS THAT ARE MARRIED: Is your husband or wife a member of the same congregation which you belong/serve? (SPSMEMBR)
 TOTAL%
1) No7911.9
2) Yes58588.1
Missing229
Total664100.0
257) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS THAT ARE MARRIED AND WHOSE SPOUSE IS NOT A MEMBER OF THE SAME CONGREGATION WHICH THEY BELONG/SERVE: Which statement best describes where your husband or wife attends church? (SPSATTND)
 TOTAL%
1) Generally attends the same congregation that I do4446.8
2) Generally attends another congregation1111.7
3) Sometimes attends my congregation, sometimes another44.3
4) Usually does not attend3537.2
Missing799
Total94100.0
258) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS THAT ARE MARRIED: 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.) (SPSRAISD)
 TOTAL%
1) Baptist7912.0
2) Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)223.3
3) Episcopalian172.6
4) Friends (Quakers)10.2
5) Lutheran477.1
6) Methodist10916.6
7) Presbyterian22434.0
8) Reformed50.8
9) Roman Catholic6910.5
10) United Church of Christ213.2
11) None182.7
12) Other467.0
Missing235
Total658100.0
259) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS THAT ARE MARRIED: Please indicate your husband or wife's current religious affiliation. (SPSCURNT)
 TOTAL%
1) Baptist50.9
2) Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)10.2
3) Episcopalian10.2
5) Lutheran10.2
6) Methodist81.4
7) Presbyterian51490.3
9) Roman Catholic91.6
10) United Church of Christ10.2
11) None264.6
12) Other30.5
Missing324
Total569100.0
260) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS THAT ARE MARRIED: Please indicate your spouse's employment status. (SPSEMP1)
 TOTAL%
1) Employed full-time24939.2
2) Employed part-time538.3
3) Self-employed568.8
4) Unemployed40.6
5) Retired19731.0
6) Full-time homemaker7011.0
7) Student20.3
8) Other40.6
Missing258
Total635100.0
261) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS THAT ARE MARRIED: Please indicate your spouse's employment status. (SPSEMP2)
 TOTAL%
1) Employed full-time1314.1
2) Employed part-time44.3
3) Self-employed1314.1
4) Unemployed11.1
5) Retired2527.2
6) Full-time homemaker2325.0
7) Student66.5
8) Other77.6
Missing801
Total92100.0
262) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS THAT ARE MARRIED: If you husband or wife is employed full-time, part-time, or self-employed, please indicate the average hours worked per week over the last year. (SPSAVGHR)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total38439.6816.31
263) How many children have you had? (KIDS)
 TOTAL%
0) None16118.4
1) One9811.2
2) Two29734.0
3) Three20723.7
4) Four738.4
5) Five232.6
6) Six101.1
7) Seven30.3
8) Eight20.2
Missing19
Total874100.0
264) What age were you, approximately, when your first child was born? (AGEKID)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total71526.184.52
265) Do you have any legally adopted children? (ADPTKIDS)
 TOTAL%
1) No83194.4
2) Yes495.6
Missing13
Total880100.0
266) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS THAT HAVE LEGALLY ADOPTED CHILDREN: How many legally adopted children do you have? (ADPTMANY)
 TOTAL%
0) None24.3
1) One2452.2
2) Two1737.0
3) Three36.5
Missing847
Total46100.0
267) Do you have any stepchildren (that is, did your spouse already have children at the time of your marriage)? (STEPKIDS)
 TOTAL%
1) No73287.9
2) Yes10112.1
Missing60
Total833100.0
268) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS THAT HAVE STEPCHILDREN: How many stepchildren do you have? (STEPMANY)
 TOTAL%
0) None22.0
1) One3938.2
2) Two2928.4
3) Three1817.6
4) Four76.9
5) Five43.9
6) Six22.0
7) Seven11.0
Missing791
Total102100.0
269) How many persons, including yourself, live in your household? (Do not count students who live elsewhere while they attend college or university). (MEMHHOLD)
 TOTAL%
1) I live alone13815.6
2) Two of us42848.3
3) Three of us13014.7
4) Four of us12514.1
5) Five of us455.1
6) Six of us80.9
7) Seven or more of us70.8
8) Not applicable (I live in a dormitory, nursing home, or other institutional housing)50.6
Missing7
Total886100.0
270) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are: aged under six years? (HOLD6)
 TOTAL%
0) None13262.9
1) One5023.8
2) Two2511.9
3) Three21.0
4) Four10.5
Missing683
Total210100.0
271) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are: aged six to twelve years? (HOLD612)
 TOTAL%
0) None12046.2
1) One9235.4
2) Two3915.0
3) Three83.1
4) Four10.4
Missing633
Total260100.0
272) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are: aged thirteen to seventeen years? (HOLD1317)
 TOTAL%
0) None11142.0
1) One11342.8
2) Two3613.6
3) Three41.5
Missing629
Total264100.0
273) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are: aged eighteen to twenty-four years? (HOLD1824)
 TOTAL%
0) None12266.7
1) One4625.1
2) Two147.7
3) Three10.5
Missing710
Total183100.0
274) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are: aged twenty-five and over? (HOLD25PL)
 TOTAL%
0) None131.6
1) One13216.2
2) Two63377.8
3) Three313.8
4) Four50.6
Missing79
Total814100.0
275) From the list below, select the choice, which best describes all of the people in the household in which you live. (For example, a divorced man living with his child would check '2'; a woman living with her sister would check '7' or '8,' depending on whether or not there are children in the household) (PPLHHOLD)
 TOTAL%
1) A single adult, living alone11713.8
2) A single parent, living with one or more children242.8
3) A married couple, no children in household37544.1
4) A married couple, living with one or more children29434.6
5) An unmarried couple, no children in household40.5
6) An unmarried couple, living with one or more children10.1
7) Another family arrangement (2 or more related adults), living with no children151.8
8) Another family arrangement (2 or more related adults), living with one or more children91.1
9) Roommates (2 or more unrelated adults), no children in household91.1
11) Some other arrangement20.2
Missing43
Total850100.0
276) Is the home in which you currently live: (OWNHOME)
 TOTAL%
1) Rented by you596.8
2) Owned by you free and clear of mortgage37243.2
3) Owned by you with a mortgage39245.5
4) Owned by your congregation (i.e., a manse)384.4
5) Other10.1
Missing31
Total862100.0
277) In what state were you born? If you were not born in the United States, in what country were you born? (BRNSTATE)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total87831.7114.60
278) In how many countries besides the United States have you lived? (CNTRYLIV)
 TOTAL%
0) None76087.4
1) One718.2
2) Two202.3
3) Three121.4
4) Four50.6
5) Five10.1
7) Seven10.1
Missing23
Total870100.0
279) In how many states within the United States have you lived? (STATELIV)
 TOTAL%
0) None677.7
1) One23226.5
2) Two20022.9
3) Three14616.7
4) Four9310.6
5) Five556.3
6) Six485.5
7) Seven182.1
8) Eight91.0
9) Nine30.3
10) Ten20.2
11) Eleven10.1
17) Seventeen10.1
Missing18
Total875100.0
280) Generally speaking, do you think of yourself as a Democrat, Independent, Republican, or other? (POLITAFF)
 TOTAL%
1) Democrat20723.8
2) Independent14616.8
3) Republican49156.4
4) Other263.0
Missing23
Total870100.0
281) What is your race or origin? (RACE1)
 TOTAL%
1) White or Caucasian80998.7
2) Black or African-American40.5
4) Asian or Pacific Islander30.4
5) Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish origin20.2
6) Multiracial10.1
7) Some other10.1
Missing73
Total820100.0
282) What is your race or origin? (RACE2)
 TOTAL%
1) White or Caucasian6196.8
2) Black or African-American23.2
Missing830
Total63100.0
283) Thinking now only about your immediate family (the persons in your household to whom you are related by blood or marriage), how many of them-including yourself-earned money from a job or employment during the last year? (FAMMONEY)
 TOTAL%
0) None21525.5
1) One20223.9
2) Two31737.6
3) Three627.3
4) Four374.4
5) Five70.8
6) Six30.4
7) Seven10.1
Missing49
Total844100.0
284) Which of these categories best describes your total family income from all sources, before taxes, during 1995? (If you live alone, or with non-relatives, answer in terms of your own personal income.) (FAMINCOM)
 TOTAL%
1) Less than $10,000161.9
2) $10,000- $14,999364.3
3) $15,000- $19,999425.1
4) $20,000- $29,9998610.3
5) $30,000- $39,99910412.5
6) $40,000- $49,999789.4
7) $50,000- $59,9999511.4
8) $60,000- $69,9998310.0
9) $70,000- $79,999576.9
10) $80,000- $89,999495.9
11) $90,000- $99,999374.5
12) $100,000- $124,999637.6
13) $125,000- $149,999283.4
14) $150,000 or more576.9
Missing62
Total831100.0
285) What percent of your total family income in 1995 came from job- or employment-related earnings (as opposed to other sources of income, such as pensions, social security, or investments)? (PERJOB)
 TOTAL%
1) 100% from earnings24228.7
2) 90-99% from earnings16019.0
3) 75-89% from earnings677.9
4) 50-74% from earnings485.7
5) 25-49% from earnings242.8
6) 1-24% from earnings779.1
7) None from earnings22526.7
Missing50
Total843100.0
286) During the last year, approximately how much money did you and other family members in your household contribute to the following: to your congregation, in regular giving (not including special offerings or contributions to a capital campaign) (MONYCONG)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total8211,875.442,254.95
287) During the last year, approximately how much money did you and other family members in your household contribute to the following: 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 (MONYCHR)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total586506.311,724.35
288) During the last year, approximately how much money did you and other family members in your household contribute to the following: 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, Witness, Peacemaking, and Christmas Joy (MONYMINS)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total708343.203,842.42
289) During the last year, approximately how much money did you and your family contribute to all religious groups or religious causes outside the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)? (FAMRELIG)
 TOTAL%
1) $028434.1
2) $1-$5018322.0
3) $51-$1009311.2
4) $101-$50013816.6
5) $501-$1,000506.0
6) $1,001-$2,000455.4
7) $2,001 or more404.8
Missing60
Total833100.0
290) During the last year, approximately how much money did you and your family contribute to non-religious charities, community organizations, or social causes? (FAMNONRL)
 TOTAL%
1) $0333.9
2) $1-$5015918.8
3) $51-$10014717.4
4) $101-$50028233.4
5) $501-$1,00010212.1
6) $1,001-$2,000505.9
7) $2,001 or more728.5
Missing48
Total845100.0
291) Region (REGION)
 TOTAL%
1) Northeast13214.9
2) Midwest30834.7
3) South29733.5
4) West15016.9
Missing6
Total887100.0
292) Totmem96 (TOTMEM96)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total884725.00748.46
293) What is your sex? (for use with online analysis) (I-GENDER)
 TOTAL%
1) Female56063.2
2) Male32636.8
Missing7
Total886100.0
294) What is your present marital status? (for use with online analysis) (I-MARITAL)
 TOTAL%
1) Married66977.7
2) Not married19222.3
Missing32
Total861100.0
295) Region (for use with online analysis) (I-REGION)
 TOTAL%
1) Northeast13214.9
2) Midwest30834.7
3) South29733.5
4) West15016.9
Missing6
Total887100.0
296) Generally speaking, do you think of yourself as a Democrat, Independent, Republican, or other? (POLITAFF) (for use with online analysis) (I-PARTYID)
 TOTAL%
1) Democrat20723.8
2) Independent14616.8
3) Republican49156.4
4) Other263.0
Missing23
Total870100.0
297) Which of these categories best describes your total family income from all sources, before taxes, during 1995? (If you live alone, or with non-relatives, answer in terms of your own personal income.) (FAMINCOM) (recoded for use with online analysis) (I-FINCOME)
 TOTAL%
1) Less than 20K9411.3
2) 20K-49,99926832.3
3) 50K-99,99932138.6
4) 100K+14817.8
Missing62
Total831100.0
298) What is your present age? (recoded for use with online analysis) (I-AGE)
 TOTAL%
1) Less than 4017920.5
2) 40-4915217.4
3) 50-6421724.8
4) 65+32637.3
Missing19
Total874100.0

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