Church and Community Project, 1987

Data Archive > U.S. Surveys > Religious Groups > Members or Leaders > Other > Codebook


All frequencies are raw numbers (no weights used).
1) Church unique id number (CHURCH)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL5123475.273215
2) Questionnaire unique id number (QUESTID)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL5123651011250.612655934834
3) Walrath Typology (LOCALE)
TOTAL%
1) Midtown3156.1
2) Inner City1502.9
3) Inner Urban124824.4
4) Outer Urban108321.1
5) Metro Suburb4528.8
6) Fringe Village54010.5
7) Independent City63112.3
8) Rural Village54510.6
9) Rural Settlement1593.1
TOTAL5123100.0
4) Denomination (DENOM)
TOTAL%
1) Roman Catholic113522.2
2) Evangelical Covenant2504.9
3) Southern Baptist2575.0
4) United Church of Christ2725.3
5) Evangelical Lutheran Church in America3717.2
6) AME Zion1112.2
7) United Methodist93418.2
8) Presbyterian Church (USA)94718.5
9) Disciples of Christ4548.9
10) American Baptist1983.9
11) Brethren1943.8
TOTAL5123100.0
5) How long have you been a member of this congregation--Years? (HOWLONG)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL434819.66417
6) If you have been a member all of your life, place a check here. (LIFELONG)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked450788.0
1) Checked61612.0
TOTAL5123100.0
7) How often do you personally do each of the following? -- Attend worship services (WORSHIP)
TOTAL%
1) Never601.2
2) About once or twice a year1633.2
3) Once or twice every three months1713.4
4) About once a month2094.2
5) About two or three times a month109621.8
6) Four times a month or more319863.6
7) Every day1312.6
Missing95 
TOTAL5028100.0
8) How often do you personally do each of the following? -- Read the Bible or other devotional materials at home (BIBLE)
TOTAL%
1) Never3446.9
2) About once or twice a year71614.3
3) Once or twice every three months4689.4
4) About once a month69613.9
5) About two or three times a month58611.7
6) Four times a month or more104620.9
7) Every day114522.9
Missing122 
TOTAL5001100.0
9) How often do you personally do each of the following? -- Read devotional materials other than the Bible (DEVOT)
TOTAL%
1) Never4579.2
2) About once or twice a year66713.5
3) Once or twice every three months51210.3
4) About once a month76615.5
5) About two or three times a month64313.0
6) Four times a month or more109922.2
7) Every day81216.4
Missing167 
TOTAL4956100.0
10) How often do you personally do each of the following? -- Pray privately outside of church services (PRAY)
TOTAL%
1) Never1062.1
2) About once or twice a year1112.2
3) Once or twice every three months1272.5
4) About once a month1973.9
5) About two or three times a month2324.6
6) Four times a month or more78915.8
7) Every day343168.7
Missing130 
TOTAL4993100.0
11) How often do you personally do each of the following? -- Participate in religious education courses or Sunday school (SSCHOOL)
TOTAL%
1) Never169735.1
2) About once or twice a year72014.9
3) Once or twice every three months2575.3
4) About once a month3156.5
5) About two or three times a month52110.8
6) Four times a month or more124525.8
7) Every day791.6
Missing289 
TOTAL4834100.0
12) How often do you personally do each of the following? -- Get together socially with other members of this church (SOCIAL)
TOTAL%
1) Never56511.3
2) About once or twice a year87117.4
3) Once or twice every three months66513.3
4) About once a month101620.4
5) About two or three times a month73414.7
6) Four times a month or more99019.8
7) Every day1513.0
Missing131 
TOTAL4992100.0
13) How often do you personally do each of the following? -- Participate in church activities other than worship (OTHACT)
TOTAL%
1) Never51110.5
2) About once or twice a year95319.5
3) Once or twice every three months73415.0
4) About once a month94519.3
5) About two or three times a month76415.6
6) Four times a month or more93519.1
7) Every day460.9
Missing235 
TOTAL4888100.0
14) How often do you personally do each of the following? -- Volunteer your time in community ministries of the congregation (VOLTIME)
TOTAL%
1) Never168636.0
2) About once or twice a year121826.0
3) Once or twice every three months48610.4
4) About once a month52411.2
5) About two or three times a month2976.3
6) Four times a month or more4098.7
7) Every day591.3
Missing444 
TOTAL4679100.0
15) Do you reside within the community in which this congregation is located? (LIVENEAR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes356373.1
2) No131426.9
Missing246 
TOTAL4877100.0
16) In how many church organizations, committees and groups do you hold membership (not counting congregational membership itself)? (NUMORG)
TOTAL%
0) None177634.7
1) One125324.5
2) Two103420.2
3) Three60311.8
4) Four or more4568.9
Missing1 
TOTAL5122100.0
17) Check all parish leadership positions you have held since 1980. -- Church administration, finance personnel, buildings (LEADCH)
TOTAL%
1) Not active in this area280667.9
2) Informal leader (often asked for my advice)1453.5
3) Committee member95423.1
4) Committee chair2255.4
Missing993 
TOTAL4130100.0
18) Check all parish leadership positions you have held since 1980. -- Education, Bible study (LEADEDUC)
TOTAL%
1) Not active in this area255764.9
2) Informal leader (often asked for my advice)43511.0
3) Committee member78720.0
4) Committee chair1604.1
Missing1184 
TOTAL3939100.0
19) Check all parish leadership positions you have held since 1980. -- Worship, music, usher (LEADWOR)
TOTAL%
1) Not active in this area245961.9
2) Informal leader (often asked for my advice)3579.0
3) Committee member99825.1
4) Committee chair1594.0
Missing1150 
TOTAL3973100.0
20) Check all parish leadership positions you have held since 1980. -- Evangelism (LEADEVAN)
TOTAL%
1) Not active in this area311283.0
2) Informal leader (often asked for my advice)1804.8
3) Committee member38410.2
4) Committee chair721.9
Missing1375 
TOTAL3748100.0
21) Check all parish leadership positions you have held since 1980. -- Fellowship, social life of parish (LEADFELL)
TOTAL%
1) Not active in this area245563.1
2) Informal leader (often asked for my advice)50012.9
3) Committee member82121.1
4) Committee chair1153.0
Missing1232 
TOTAL3891100.0
22) Check all parish leadership positions you have held since 1980. -- Charity, public policy, social justice (LEADCHAR)
TOTAL%
1) Not active in this area290577.1
2) Informal leader (often asked for my advice)3439.1
3) Committee member45312.0
4) Committee chair651.7
Missing1357 
TOTAL3766100.0
23) Check all parish leadership positions you have held since 1980. -- Mission (LEADMISS)
TOTAL%
1) Not active in this area306179.2
2) Informal leader (often asked for my advice)2626.8
3) Committee member44511.5
4) Committee chair962.5
Missing1259 
TOTAL3864100.0
24) Have you served your congregation in the following ways since 1980? -- Member of church council, board or session (SERVCON)
TOTAL%
1) Yes179137.8
2) No294462.2
Missing388 
TOTAL4735100.0
25) Have you served your congregation in the following ways since 1980? -- Parish representative to regional or national level of your denomination (SERVREPN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes4309.7
2) No401390.3
Missing680 
TOTAL4443100.0
26) Have you served your congregation in the following ways since 1980? -- Parish representative to other local organizations (SERVREPL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes63514.2
2) No383685.8
Missing652 
TOTAL4471100.0
27) Does your congregation participate directly in any programs to provide a community social service or promote peace and justice? (SOCSERV)
TOTAL%
1) Yes384687.2
2) No56512.8
Missing712 
TOTAL4411100.0
28) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHOSE CONGREGATIONS PARTICIPATE DIRECTLY IN PROGRAMS TO PROVIDE A COMMUNITY SERVICE OR PROMOTE PEACE AND JUSTICE: How much time have you been able to give to these programs? (TIMEPR)
TOTAL%
1) I am not able to give any time266469.4
2) Approximately two hours a month80420.9
3) One to two hours a week2255.9
4) Three to five hours a week782.0
5) More than five hours a week681.8
Missing1284 
TOTAL3839100.0
29) To how many organizations, other than church organizations, do you belong? (OTHORG)
TOTAL%
0) None155830.4
1) One114122.3
2) Two98619.2
3) Three60511.8
4) Four or more83316.3
TOTAL5123100.0
30) Will you please tell us the number of non-church organizations in which you are currently active. Before each type of organization, simply place the number of organizations you belong to of that type. -- Fraternal Group (lodges, etc.) (NCORGFG)
TOTAL%
1) 73678.9
2) 10911.7
3) 535.7
4) 252.7
5) 70.8
6) 20.2
7) 10.1
Missing4190 
TOTAL933100.0
31) Will you please tell us the number of non-church organizations in which you are currently active. Before each type of organization, simply place the number of organizations you belong to of that type. -- Service club (Rotary, Kiwanis, etc.) (NCORGSC)
TOTAL%
1) 36094.0
2) 195.0
3) 41.0
Missing4740 
TOTAL383100.0
32) Will you please tell us the number of non-church organizations in which you are currently active. Before each type of organization, simply place the number of organizations you belong to of that type. -- Veterans' group (NCORGVG)
TOTAL%
1) 30489.4
2) 267.6
3) 72.1
4) 20.6
6) 10.3
Missing4783 
TOTAL340100.0
33) Will you please tell us the number of non-church organizations in which you are currently active. Before each type of organization, simply place the number of organizations you belong to of that type. -- Labor Union (NCORGLU)
TOTAL%
1) 38398.2
2) 61.5
7) 10.3
Missing4733 
TOTAL390100.0
34) Will you please tell us the number of non-church organizations in which you are currently active. Before each type of organization, simply place the number of organizations you belong to of that type. -- Community organization (NCORGCO)
TOTAL%
1) 65683.2
2) 9211.7
3) 303.8
4) 70.9
5) 10.1
6) 10.1
8) 10.1
Missing4335 
TOTAL788100.0
35) Will you please tell us the number of non-church organizations in which you are currently active. Before each type of organization, simply place the number of organizations you belong to of that type. -- Social Service group (P.T.A., etc.) (NCORGSS)
TOTAL%
1) 59887.3
2) 7110.4
3) 121.8
4) 30.4
5) 10.1
Missing4438 
TOTAL685100.0
36) Will you please tell us the number of non-church organizations in which you are currently active. Before each type of organization, simply place the number of organizations you belong to of that type. -- Social Club (NUMORGSC)
TOTAL%
1) 63584.7
2) 8411.2
3) 182.4
4) 91.2
5) 30.4
6) 10.1
Missing4373 
TOTAL750100.0
37) Will you please tell us the number of non-church organizations in which you are currently active. Before each type of organization, simply place the number of organizations you belong to of that type. -- Charitable organization (NUMORGCO)
TOTAL%
1) 45883.0
2) 6712.1
3) 162.9
4) 91.6
5) 20.4
Missing4571 
TOTAL552100.0
38) Will you please tell us the number of non-church organizations in which you are currently active. Before each type of organization, simply place the number of organizations you belong to of that type. -- Political club (NUMORGPC)
TOTAL%
1) 26894.7
2) 113.9
3) 20.7
4) 20.7
Missing4840 
TOTAL283100.0
39) Will you please tell us the number of non-church organizations in which you are currently active. Before each type of organization, simply place the number of organizations you belong to of that type. -- Professional association (NUMORGPA)
TOTAL%
1) 84169.6
2) 21217.5
3) 927.6
4) 322.6
5) 211.7
6) 70.6
7) 20.2
8) 20.2
Missing3914 
TOTAL1209100.0
40) Will you please tell us the number of non-church organizations in which you are currently active. Before each type of organization, simply place the number of organizations you belong to of that type. -- Sports club/association (NUMORGSP)
TOTAL%
1) 55588.4
2) 538.4
3) 182.9
4) 20.3
Missing4495 
TOTAL628100.0
41) Will you please tell us the number of non-church organizations in which you are currently active. Before each type of organization, simply place the number of organizations you belong to of that type. -- Youth group (NUMORGYG)
TOTAL%
1) 24088.6
2) 269.6
3) 31.1
4) 20.7
Missing4852 
TOTAL271100.0
42) Will you please tell us the number of non-church organizations in which you are currently active. Before each type of organization, simply place the number of organizations you belong to of that type. -- Hobby or garden club (NUMORGGC)
TOTAL%
1) 33186.9
2) 379.7
3) 82.1
4) 41.0
5) 10.3
Missing4742 
TOTAL381100.0
43) Will you please tell us the number of non-church organizations in which you are currently active. Before each type of organization, simply place the number of organizations you belong to of that type. -- Nationality groups (NUMORGNG)
TOTAL%
1) 13284.6
2) 1610.3
3) 85.1
Missing4967 
TOTAL156100.0
44) Will you please tell us the number of non-church organizations in which you are currently active. Before each type of organization, simply place the number of organizations you belong to of that type. -- Farm organization (NUMORGFA)
TOTAL%
1) 22886.0
2) 259.4
3) 72.6
4) 41.5
5) 10.4
Missing4858 
TOTAL265100.0
45) Will you please tell us the number of non-church organizations in which you are currently active. Before each type of organization, simply place the number of organizations you belong to of that type. -- Discussion, study or art group (NUMORGSG)
TOTAL%
1) 35687.3
2) 409.8
3) 71.7
4) 51.2
Missing4715 
TOTAL408100.0
46) Will you please tell us the number of non-church organizations in which you are currently active. Before each type of organization, simply place the number of organizations you belong to of that type. -- Other (NUMORGOT)
TOTAL%
1) 49486.7
2) 417.2
3) 173.0
4) 61.1
5) 91.6
6) 10.2
7) 10.2
8) 10.2
Missing4553 
TOTAL570100.0
47) Of your five closest friends, how many are members of this congregation? (FRIENDM)
TOTAL%
0) None146628.6
1) One78315.3
2) Two94718.5
3) Three68813.4
4) Four4208.2
5) Five81916.0
TOTAL5123100.0
48) What is your impression as to what has been going on in this neighborhood (where church is located) over the past five years? (NCHANGE)
TOTAL%
1) Changing for the better182036.9
2) Not changing very much177836.0
3) Changing for the worse4919.9
4) Don't know, not sure84917.2
Missing185 
TOTAL4938100.0
49) Compared with the members of this church, are the people in this neighborhood similar or different on these issues? -- Family/lifestyle (CDIFLIF)
TOTAL%
1) Very similar109123.1
2) Somewhat similar173336.6
3) Uncertain94019.9
4) Somewhat different68514.5
5) Very different2815.9
Missing393 
TOTAL4730100.0
50) Compared with the members of this church, are the people in this neighborhood similar or different on these issues? -- Religious preference (CDIFREL)
TOTAL%
1) Very similar46610.1
2) Somewhat similar130028.1
3) Uncertain175037.8
4) Somewhat different82617.9
5) Very different2826.1
Missing499 
TOTAL4624100.0
51) Compared with the members of this church, are the people in this neighborhood similar or different on these issues? -- Community concern/involvement (CDIFCOM)
TOTAL%
1) Very similar63013.7
2) Somewhat similar145531.7
3) Uncertain176138.4
4) Somewhat different52111.4
5) Very different2214.8
Missing535 
TOTAL4588100.0
52) Compared with the members of this church, are the people in this neighborhood similar or different on these issues? -- Income (CDIFINC)
TOTAL%
1) Very similar54811.9
2) Somewhat similar143831.3
3) Uncertain143131.2
4) Somewhat different79517.3
5) Very different3818.3
Missing530 
TOTAL4593100.0
53) Compared with the members of this church, are the people in this neighborhood similar or different on these issues? -- Race/nationality (CDIFRAC)
TOTAL%
1) Very similar171637.2
2) Somewhat similar114924.9
3) Uncertain76116.5
4) Somewhat different70315.2
5) Very different2816.1
Missing513 
TOTAL4610100.0
54) Compared with the members of this church, are the people in this neighborhood similar or different on these issues? -- Age (CDIFAGE)
TOTAL%
1) Very similar64814.1
2) Somewhat similar152033.0
3) Uncertain134629.2
4) Somewhat different83918.2
5) Very different2595.6
Missing511 
TOTAL4612100.0
55) Compared with the members of this church, are the people in this neighborhood similar or different on these issues? -- Participation in church (CDIFPAR)
TOTAL%
1) Very similar3938.5
2) Somewhat similar105722.7
3) Uncertain225848.6
4) Somewhat different59212.7
5) Very different3497.5
Missing474 
TOTAL4649100.0
56) In order to carry out its tasks, every church must deal with certain organizational issues, such as making decisions, sharing information and developing resources. Listed below are a number of statements describing such issues. To what extent do you agree that each statement describes your congregation? A "Don't Know" response is provided, but please use it only when absolutely necessary. -- Members are well informed about what the various committees and groups in the congregation are doing. (ORGINF)
TOTAL%
1) Agree strongly131526.7
2) Agree moderately221144.8
3) Agree slightly82216.7
4) Disagree4018.1
5) Don't know1843.7
Missing190 
TOTAL4933100.0
57) In order to carry out its tasks, every church must deal with certain organizational issues, such as making decisions, sharing information and developing resources. Listed below are a number of statements describing such issues. To what extent do you agree that each statement describes your congregation? A "Don't Know" response is provided, but please use it only when absolutely necessary. -- Every member who is capable and interested has an equal opportunity to hold key leadership positions. (ORGOPP)
TOTAL%
1) Agree strongly241949.2
2) Agree moderately155031.5
3) Agree slightly49610.1
4) Disagree2525.1
5) Don't know2044.1
Missing202 
TOTAL4921100.0
58) In order to carry out its tasks, every church must deal with certain organizational issues, such as making decisions, sharing information and developing resources. Listed below are a number of statements describing such issues. To what extent do you agree that each statement describes your congregation? A "Don't Know" response is provided, but please use it only when absolutely necessary. -- The theological and biblical implications of important decisions are explicitly discussed. (ORGTHEO)
TOTAL%
1) Agree strongly126526.1
2) Agree moderately171235.3
3) Agree slightly98220.3
4) Disagree4359.0
5) Don't know4549.4
Missing275 
TOTAL4848100.0
59) In order to carry out its tasks, every church must deal with certain organizational issues, such as making decisions, sharing information and developing resources. Listed below are a number of statements describing such issues. To what extent do you agree that each statement describes your congregation? A "Don't Know" response is provided, but please use it only when absolutely necessary. -- Important decisions about the life of the church are rarely made without open discussion and debate by a broad spectrum of church leaders and members. (ORGDISC)
TOTAL%
1) Agree strongly190739.1
2) Agree moderately147230.1
3) Agree slightly67613.8
4) Disagree4679.6
5) Don't know3617.4
Missing240 
TOTAL4883100.0
60) In order to carry out its tasks, every church must deal with certain organizational issues, such as making decisions, sharing information and developing resources. Listed below are a number of statements describing such issues. To what extent do you agree that each statement describes your congregation? A "Don't Know" response is provided, but please use it only when absolutely necessary. -- Disagreements and conflicts are dealt with openly rather than hidden behind closed doors. (ORGCONF)
TOTAL%
1) Agree strongly105821.8
2) Agree moderately157632.4
3) Agree slightly94819.5
4) Disagree64313.2
5) Don't know63813.1
Missing260 
TOTAL4863100.0
61) In order to carry out its tasks, every church must deal with certain organizational issues, such as making decisions, sharing information and developing resources. Listed below are a number of statements describing such issues. To what extent do you agree that each statement describes your congregation? A "Don't Know" response is provided, but please use it only when absolutely necessary. -- Cooperative projects and joint workshops with churches of other denominations are highly valued. (ORGCOOP)
TOTAL%
1) Agree strongly174935.9
2) Agree moderately165834.1
3) Agree slightly82617.0
4) Disagree2986.1
5) Don't know3386.9
Missing254 
TOTAL4869100.0
62) In order to carry out its tasks, every church must deal with certain organizational issues, such as making decisions, sharing information and developing resources. Listed below are a number of statements describing such issues. To what extent do you agree that each statement describes your congregation? A "Don't Know" response is provided, but please use it only when absolutely necessary. -- The current morale of our church members is high. (ORGMORAL)
TOTAL%
1) Agree strongly168334.2
2) Agree moderately185137.6
3) Agree slightly76015.4
4) Disagree3917.9
5) Don't know2394.9
Missing199 
TOTAL4924100.0
63) In order to carry out its tasks, every church must deal with certain organizational issues, such as making decisions, sharing information and developing resources. Listed below are a number of statements describing such issues. To what extent do you agree that each statement describes your congregation? A "Don't Know" response is provided, but please use it only when absolutely necessary. -- There is a sense of excitement among members about our church's future. (ORGEXCIT)
TOTAL%
1) Agree strongly139028.3
2) Agree moderately179936.6
3) Agree slightly99620.3
4) Disagree4559.3
5) Don't know2705.5
Missing213 
TOTAL4910100.0
64) In order to carry out its tasks, every church must deal with certain organizational issues, such as making decisions, sharing information and developing resources. Listed below are a number of statements describing such issues. To what extent do you agree that each statement describes your congregation? A "Don't Know" response is provided, but please use it only when absolutely necessary. -- Members help each other out in times of trouble. (ORGHELP)
TOTAL%
1) Agree strongly265353.8
2) Agree moderately145929.6
3) Agree slightly51110.4
4) Disagree1262.6
5) Don't know1813.7
Missing193 
TOTAL4930100.0
65) In order to carry out its tasks, every church must deal with certain organizational issues, such as making decisions, sharing information and developing resources. Listed below are a number of statements describing such issues. To what extent do you agree that each statement describes your congregation? A "Don't Know" response is provided, but please use it only when absolutely necessary. -- It is easy to summarize for visitors and non-members how our congregation differs from other congregations in the area. (ORGDIF)
TOTAL%
1) Agree strongly103721.4
2) Agree moderately177236.6
3) Agree slightly103821.4
4) Disagree4198.7
5) Don't know57711.9
Missing280 
TOTAL4843100.0
66) Who suggests most of the ideas for new programs in your congregation? (NEWSUGG)
TOTAL%
1) Pastor156032.3
2) Other church staff149130.9
3) Denominational executives4288.9
4) Officers and members of the church's governing board1523.1
5) The majority of church members681.4
6) Don't know112723.4
Missing297 
TOTAL4826100.0
67) Listed below are several alternatives touching upon important dimensions of a church's identity. Using the seven-point scale between each set of alternatives, please circle the number that best describes where your congregation falls. (SCALINF)
TOTAL%
1) More influenced by history and tradition58612.4
2) 58312.3
3) 61713.0
4) 169535.8
5) 54811.6
6) 4389.2
7) More influenced by contemporary ideas and trends2745.8
Missing382 
TOTAL4741100.0
68) Listed below are several alternatives touching upon important dimensions of a church's identity. Using the seven-point scale between each set of alternatives, please circle the number that best describes where your congregation falls. (SCALLIF)
TOTAL%
1) Members are similar in values and lifestyle to people who live immediately around the church68114.3
2) 74415.6
3) 49410.4
4) 142029.9
5) 57612.1
6) 4669.8
7) Members are very different in values and lifestyle from people who live immediately around the church3737.8
Missing369 
TOTAL4754100.0
69) Listed below are several alternatives touching upon important dimensions of a church's identity. Using the seven-point scale between each set of alternatives, please circle the number that best describes where your congregation falls. (SCALINV)
TOTAL%
1) Our church is involved with the community around the church135828.3
2) 101121.0
3) 70814.7
4) 100320.9
5) 3497.3
6) 2304.8
7) Our church is not at all involved with the community around the church1483.1
Missing316 
TOTAL4807100.0
70) Listed below are several alternatives touching upon important dimensions of a church's identity. Using the seven-point scale between each set of alternatives, please circle the number that best describes where your congregation falls. (SCALSERV)
TOTAL%
1) Our church is primarily oriented to serving its members54711.4
2) 62213.0
3) 69614.5
4) 183238.1
5) 4138.6
6) 3176.6
7) Our church is primarily oriented to serving the world beyond its membership3767.8
Missing320 
TOTAL4803100.0
71) Listed below are several alternatives touching upon important dimensions of a church's identity. Using the seven-point scale between each set of alternatives, please circle the number that best describes where your congregation falls. (SCALFAM)
TOTAL%
1) Our congregation feels like one large family104621.7
2) 79616.5
3) 72615.1
4) 112523.3
5) 4519.4
6) 3587.4
7) Our congregation feels like a loosely knit association of individuals and groups3216.7
Missing300 
TOTAL4823100.0
72) Listed below are several alternatives touching upon important dimensions of a church's identity. Using the seven-point scale between each set of alternatives, please circle the number that best describes where your congregation falls. (SCALREP)
TOTAL%
1) Our church is known as a prestigious church in the area100020.9
2) 84617.7
3) 66613.9
4) 119925.1
5) 3206.7
6) 3757.9
7) Our strengths notwithstanding, our church is not considered one of the 'status' churches in the area3697.7
Missing348 
TOTAL4775100.0
73) Listed below are several alternatives touching upon important dimensions of a church's identity. Using the seven-point scale between each set of alternatives, please circle the number that best describes where your congregation falls. (SCALSOC)
TOTAL%
1) The congregation's approach to social issues is basically educational, leaving any action to individual conscience52911.3
2) 72415.5
3) 72915.6
4) 150732.2
5) 48110.3
6) 3738.0
7) The congregation's approach to social issues is decidedly "activist." We have a proven history of taking a stand as a congregation.3417.3
Missing439 
TOTAL4684100.0
74) Listed below are several alternatives touching upon important dimensions of a church's identity. Using the seven-point scale between each set of alternatives, please circle the number that best describes where your congregation falls. (SCALSALV)
TOTAL%
1) The congregation's approach to individual salvation emphasizes education, nurture and gradual growth in the faith154332.8
2) 114024.3
3) 64613.7
4) 94420.1
5) 1563.3
6) 1002.1
7) The congregation's approach to individual salvation stresses conversion and a born-again experience1703.6
Missing424 
TOTAL4699100.0
75) Listed below are several alternatives touching upon important dimensions of a church's identity. Using the seven-point scale between each set of alternatives, please circle the number that best describes where your congregation falls. (SCALDEN)
TOTAL%
1) Our congregation gives strong expression to its denominational identity and heritage156433.1
2) 108823.0
3) 72415.3
4) 82317.4
5) 1904.0
6) 1763.7
7) It would be difficult for a visitor to know which denomination this congregation belongs1563.3
Missing402 
TOTAL4721100.0
76) Pastors have different leadership styles. As far as you can tell, which one of the following leadership styles best describes your pastor? (LEADPAST)
TOTAL%
1) Our pastor likes to initiate new programs and activities, then taking on leadership roles in most of them. He/she gets many new things started, and feels personally responsible for their success.83618.6
2) Our pastor likes to create new programs and activities, then makes sure others in the congregation assume leadership roles. Once he/she gets things started, he/she expects others to take over. He/she assists them, but they are more responsible for carrying out the programs than the pastor is.212147.2
3) Our pastor expects members to initiate programs and activities, then becomes very involved in executing them on our behalf. Once parishioners have indicated what they want done, he/she makes sure things are done well.4139.2
4) Our pastor expects members to initiate programs, then acts as a resource for people who are willing to take the lead in these activities. Once we have indicated what we want you to do, he/she helps us get the things we need to achieve our goals.112625.0
Missing627 
TOTAL4496100.0
77) Do sermons in your congregation relate the teachings of faith to social and public concerns? (SERMREL)
TOTAL%
1) Never681.4
2) Very seldom2144.4
3) Sometimes135327.7
4) Often201741.3
5) Very often123025.2
Missing241 
TOTAL4882100.0
78) Have you heard your pastor say that being involved in social outreach can deepen one's faith? (INVSO)
TOTAL%
1) Never3176.6
2) Very seldom3066.4
3) Sometimes167434.8
4) Often174836.4
5) Very often76015.8
Missing318 
TOTAL4805100.0
79) There are many tasks that a church can do. Of those listed below, what priority would you give to each for your church? -- Provide worship that deepens members' experience of God and the Christian tradition (PRWORSH)
TOTAL%
1) Highest248051.3
2) High186938.6
3) Some4068.4
4) Low651.3
5) None180.4
Missing285 
TOTAL4838100.0
80) There are many tasks that a church can do. Of those listed below, what priority would you give to each for your church? -- Support and organize local church programs to help the needy in the community (PRSUPP)
TOTAL%
1) Highest124125.5
2) High245450.4
3) Some101520.8
4) Low1352.8
5) None270.6
Missing251 
TOTAL4872100.0
81) There are many tasks that a church can do. Of those listed below, what priority would you give to each for your church? -- Provide Christian education for children and adults (PRCEDUC)
TOTAL%
1) Highest244350.2
2) High196640.4
3) Some3597.4
4) Low671.4
5) None300.6
Missing258 
TOTAL4865100.0
82) There are many tasks that a church can do. Of those listed below, what priority would you give to each for your church? -- Develop evangelism programs that will bring in new members from the community (PREVANG)
TOTAL%
1) Highest98520.4
2) High176636.6
3) Some149130.9
4) Low4719.8
5) None1082.2
Missing302 
TOTAL4821100.0
83) There are many tasks that a church can do. Of those listed below, what priority would you give to each for your church? -- Encourage individual members to support local social reforms to relieve poverty and hunger (PRSOCREF)
TOTAL%
1) Highest92019.1
2) High196740.8
3) Some155132.2
4) Low3296.8
5) None571.2
Missing299 
TOTAL4824100.0
84) There are many tasks that a church can do. Of those listed below, what priority would you give to each for your church? -- Help members deepen their spiritual relationship with God (PRSPREL)
TOTAL%
1) Highest239749.2
2) High179736.9
3) Some54111.1
4) Low1082.2
5) None270.6
Missing253 
TOTAL4870100.0
85) There are many tasks that a church can do. Of those listed below, what priority would you give to each for your church? -- Provide organizational support to groups attempting to promote world peace and justice (PRSUPPJ)
TOTAL%
1) Highest72315.1
2) High151931.6
3) Some180237.5
4) Low60912.7
5) None1483.1
Missing322 
TOTAL4801100.0
86) There are many tasks that a church can do. Of those listed below, what priority would you give to each for your church? -- Assist members in reflecting on questions of personal and social morality (PRREFL)
TOTAL%
1) Highest96920.4
2) High197641.5
3) Some147631.0
4) Low2835.9
5) None571.2
Missing362 
TOTAL4761100.0
87) There are many tasks that a church can do. Of those listed below, what priority would you give to each for your church? -- Develop evangelism programs to bring back unchurched (inactive) members (PRINACT)
TOTAL%
1) Highest90318.9
2) High158633.1
3) Some155332.4
4) Low60012.5
5) None1473.1
Missing334 
TOTAL4789100.0
88) There are many tasks that a church can do. Of those listed below, what priority would you give to each for your church? -- Provide opportunities for channeling members into actively promoting human rights and well-being (PRHUMAN)
TOTAL%
1) Highest55411.7
2) High149831.6
3) Some193340.8
4) Low62513.2
5) None1302.7
Missing383 
TOTAL4740100.0
89) There are many tasks that a church can do. Of those listed below, what priority would you give to each for your church? -- Support the world mission of the church through study and giving (PRGIVE)
TOTAL%
1) Highest89118.5
2) High192539.9
3) Some156332.4
4) Low3898.1
5) None601.2
Missing295 
TOTAL4828100.0
90) There are many tasks that a church can do. Of those listed below, what priority would you give to each for your church? -- Develop church programs which would help people understand local programs and issues (PRLOCP)
TOTAL%
1) Highest63313.2
2) High172836.1
3) Some175736.7
4) Low53611.2
5) None1272.7
Missing342 
TOTAL4781100.0
91) According to your personal standards, how religious would you say you are? (PRELIG)
TOTAL%
1) Very religious4158.4
2) Quite religious169534.3
3) Fairly religious221744.9
4) Somewhat religious50310.2
5) Not very religious921.9
6) Not at all religious140.3
Missing187 
TOTAL4936100.0
92) Overall, would you say religion has been a positive or negative in making your life worthwhile? (RELINF)
TOTAL%
1) A very positive force279356.7
2) By and large, a positive force184537.5
3) It has not been much of a force in my life one way or the other2505.1
4) It has been more of a negative than a positive force200.4
5) It has been a very negative force in my life180.4
Missing197 
TOTAL4926100.0
93) To what extent would you say religious faith helps you in making daily decisions you have to make in life? (RELDECIS)
TOTAL%
1) My religious faith is the basis of all my decisions.58311.8
2) My religious faith has been extremely helpful in most of my decisions, more than anything else in fact.209242.5
3) My religious faith has been helpful in many ways, but so have some other things.181236.8
4) My religious faith has been some help, but other things have been more important to me at times.2495.1
5) While it is not usually important in making decisions, once in a while my religious faith does help.1352.7
6) Religious faith has nothing to do with most of my decisions.541.1
Missing198 
TOTAL4925100.0
94) Christians sometime describe God as a "God of Justice" or a God who commands us to bring about justice. Which one of the following statements BEST expresses your belief about what this means? (GODJUST)
TOTAL%
1) It means that the church should work for justice and should support groups that are working to end inequality and oppression.126126.0
2) I think of it at a more personal level. It means I should try to be just and fair in all my dealings.293260.5
3) Justice is actually a spiritual term that refers to God punishing evil, rather than activities of the church or of individuals.2705.6
4) I'm really not sure what I believe about the meaning of God's justice.3296.8
5) Frankly, the concept of God's justice doesn't have much meaning to me personally.551.1
Missing276 
TOTAL4847100.0
95) Which of the following statements best expresses your view of the Bible? (BIBVIEW)
TOTAL%
1) The Bible is a valuable book because it was written by wise and good people, but I do not believe it is really God's word.1382.8
2) The Bible is a record of many different people's response to God and because of this, people and churches today are forced to interpret for themselves the Bible's moral and religious teachings.136328.1
3) The Bible is the inspired Word of God and its basic moral and religious teachings are clear and true, even if it does contain some human error.263954.3
4) The Bible is the actual Word of God and is to be taken literally.71614.7
Missing267 
TOTAL4856100.0
96) Please tell us how much you agree or disagree with each of the following statements. -- My church helps me to see that volunteering to help others is an expression of my faith. (VOLFAITH)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree139328.7
2) Agree268355.2
3) Uncertain52410.8
4) Disagree2324.8
5) Strongly disagree290.6
Missing262 
TOTAL4861100.0
97) Please tell us how much you agree or disagree with each of the following statements. -- One is not truly Christian unless one is working for social justice. (SOCJUST)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree3377.0
2) Agree138628.9
3) Uncertain113023.6
4) Disagree161233.6
5) Strongly disagree3336.9
Missing325 
TOTAL4798100.0
98) Please tell us how much you agree or disagree with each of the following statements. -- The primary purpose of persons in this life is preparation for the next life. (AFTLIFE)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree88518.4
2) Agree148130.8
3) Uncertain89518.6
4) Disagree118124.5
5) Strongly disagree3737.7
Missing308 
TOTAL4815100.0
99) Please tell us how much you agree or disagree with each of the following statements. -- Personal success is a sign of God's blessing. (SUCBLESS)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree4148.6
2) Agree114824.0
3) Uncertain86318.0
4) Disagree161933.8
5) Strongly disagree74615.6
Missing333 
TOTAL4790100.0
100) Please tell us how much you agree or disagree with each of the following statements. -- Everyone has an obligation to spend several hours a week helping with community problems, if they possibly can. (VOLOBL)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree3346.9
2) Agree196840.9
3) Uncertain111323.1
4) Disagree127726.5
5) Strongly disagree1252.6
Missing306 
TOTAL4817100.0
101) Please tell us how much you agree or disagree with each of the following statements. -- To God, poverty and hunger are unjust and evil. (POVHUN)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree64613.6
2) Agree148131.2
3) Uncertain126026.6
4) Disagree107122.6
5) Strongly disagree2825.9
Missing383 
TOTAL4740100.0
102) Please tell us how much you agree or disagree with each of the following statements. -- The promise of an afterlife makes this life more tolerable. (AFTPROM)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree98320.4
2) Agree230748.0
3) Uncertain71114.8
4) Disagree63013.1
5) Strongly disagree1763.7
Missing316 
TOTAL4807100.0
103) Please tell us how much you agree or disagree with each of the following statements. -- Christianity teaches us that poverty is the result of the unjust policies of the rich and powerful. (POVUNJ)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree1934.0
2) Agree62813.1
3) Uncertain103321.6
4) Disagree227447.5
5) Strongly disagree66013.8
Missing335 
TOTAL4788100.0
104) Please tell us how much you agree or disagree with each of the following statements. -- The world is so full of human sin that we can expect little improvement in the human condition in history. (FULLSIN)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree1763.7
2) Agree87418.2
3) Uncertain79616.6
4) Disagree234448.9
5) Strongly disagree60012.5
Missing333 
TOTAL4790100.0
105) Please tell us how much you agree or disagree with each of the following statements. -- To God, affluence is just and good. (RICHGOOD)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree1773.8
2) Agree87018.7
3) Uncertain152532.8
4) Disagree161934.8
5) Strongly disagree4619.9
Missing471 
TOTAL4652100.0
106) Please tell us how much you agree or disagree with each of the following statements. -- My faith makes me want to work to eliminate the injustices of poverty and hunger. (INJPOVH)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree74215.4
2) Agree299862.4
3) Uncertain71814.9
4) Disagree3076.4
5) Strongly disagree410.9
Missing317 
TOTAL4806100.0
107) Please tell us how much you agree or disagree with each of the following statements. -- The more successful I am in what I do, the more God blesses me. (GODBLESS)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree4248.8
2) Agree119524.7
3) Uncertain111123.0
4) Disagree162733.7
5) Strongly disagree4739.8
Missing293 
TOTAL4830100.0
108) How important would you say each of the following factors is in explaining why there are poor people? -- Lack of thrift and proper money management (NOTHRIFT)
TOTAL%
1) Not important at all2344.8
2) Not very important59312.3
3) Somewhat important188339.0
4) Quite important143829.8
5) Very important67914.1
Missing296 
TOTAL4827100.0
109) How important would you say each of the following factors is in explaining why there are poor people? -- Cutbacks in government programs to help poor people (GOVHELP)
TOTAL%
1) Not important at all2545.3
2) Not very important95720.0
3) Somewhat important191640.1
4) Quite important113523.7
5) Very important52010.9
Missing341 
TOTAL4782100.0
110) How important would you say each of the following factors is in explaining why there are poor people? -- Being taken advantage of by rich people (ADVRICH)
TOTAL%
1) Not important at all72815.3
2) Not very important142930.0
3) Somewhat important142730.0
4) Quite important78916.6
5) Very important3858.1
Missing365 
TOTAL4758100.0
111) How important would you say each of the following factors is in explaining why there are poor people? -- Lack of effort by the poor themselves (NOEFFORT)
TOTAL%
1) Not important at all1372.9
2) Not very important54911.5
3) Somewhat important180737.7
4) Quite important152231.8
5) Very important77216.1
Missing336 
TOTAL4787100.0
112) How important would you say each of the following factors is in explaining why there are poor people? -- Failure of society to provide good schools for many Americans (NOSHCOOL)
TOTAL%
1) Not important at all3507.3
2) Not very important81017.0
3) Somewhat important147330.9
4) Quite important134328.2
5) Very important78616.5
Missing361 
TOTAL4762100.0
113) How important would you say each of the following factors is in explaining why there are poor people? -- Loose morals and drunkenness (BADMORAL)
TOTAL%
1) Not important at all3677.7
2) Not very important78516.4
3) Somewhat important132827.8
4) Quite important125126.2
5) Very important104821.9
Missing344 
TOTAL4779100.0
114) How important would you say each of the following factors is in explaining why there are poor people? -- Prejudice and discrimination against blacks and other minorities (DISCRIM)
TOTAL%
1) Not important at all2014.2
2) Not very important59712.5
3) Somewhat important176336.9
4) Quite important143930.1
5) Very important78116.3
Missing342 
TOTAL4781100.0
115) How important would you say each of the following factors is in explaining why there are poor people? -- Lack of ability and talent among poor people (NOTALENT)
TOTAL%
1) Not important at all61012.8
2) Not very important102021.4
3) Somewhat important142229.9
4) Quite important116524.5
5) Very important54211.4
Missing364 
TOTAL4759100.0
116) How important would you say each of the following factors is in explaining why there are poor people? -- Low wages in some businesses and industries (LOWWAGE)
TOTAL%
1) Not important at all1092.3
2) Not very important48710.2
3) Somewhat important176936.9
4) Quite important167034.9
5) Very important75615.8
Missing332 
TOTAL4791100.0
117) How important would you say each of the following factors is in explaining why there are poor people? -- Failure of private industry to provide enough jobs (NOJOBS)
TOTAL%
1) Not important at all3046.4
2) Not very important87818.4
3) Somewhat important170535.8
4) Quite important117224.6
5) Very important70114.7
Missing363 
TOTAL4760100.0
118) Please tell us how much you agree or disagree with each of the following statements. -- Big cities may have their place, but it is the local community that is the backbone of America. (LOCCOMM)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree124925.6
2) Agree230147.2
3) Uncertain72214.8
4) Disagree51010.5
5) Strongly disagree881.8
Missing253 
TOTAL4870100.0
119) Please tell us how much you agree or disagree with each of the following statements. -- When it comes to choosing someone for a responsible public office in my community, I prefer a person whose family is known and well-established locally. (PUBOFF)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree66713.7
2) Agree195240.1
3) Uncertain77916.0
4) Disagree126626.0
5) Strongly disagree2094.3
Missing250 
TOTAL4873100.0
120) Please tell us how much you agree or disagree with each of the following statements. -- The most rewarding organizations a person can belong to are large nationwide associations rather than local community clubs and activities. (REWORG)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree761.6
2) Agree1903.9
3) Uncertain4278.8
4) Disagree306763.4
5) Strongly disagree107822.3
Missing285 
TOTAL4838100.0
121) Please tell us how much you agree or disagree with each of the following statements. -- Despite all the newspaper and TV coverage, national and international events rarely seem as interesting as events that occur in the local community where I live. (LOCEVENT)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree3316.9
2) Agree159633.1
3) Uncertain67313.9
4) Disagree189239.2
5) Strongly disagree3356.9
Missing296 
TOTAL4827100.0
122) To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statements? -- The United States should freeze production of nuclear weapons, regardless of what Russia does. (NUCFREEZ)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree63213.2
2) Agree84517.6
3) Uncertain108022.5
4) Disagree154332.1
5) Strongly disagree70214.6
Missing321 
TOTAL4802100.0
123) To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statements? -- The use of marijuana should be made legal. (GRASSLEG)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree1042.1
2) Agree2475.1
3) Uncertain3888.0
4) Disagree153631.5
5) Strongly disagree260553.4
Missing243 
TOTAL4880100.0
124) To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statements? -- The law should allow doctors to perform an abortion for any woman who wants to have one. (PCHOICE)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree4048.3
2) Agree101620.9
3) Uncertain79216.3
4) Disagree121725.0
5) Strongly disagree143729.5
Missing257 
TOTAL4866100.0
125) To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statements? -- It is wrong for a person to have sexual relations before marriage. (CHASTITY)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree111422.9
2) Agree160132.9
3) Uncertain79716.4
4) Disagree99020.4
5) Strongly disagree3587.4
Missing263 
TOTAL4860100.0
126) To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statements? -- We are spending too little money on welfare programs in this country. (WELFSPND)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree3837.9
2) Agree92519.1
3) Uncertain116224.0
4) Disagree176436.4
5) Strongly disagree60812.6
Missing281 
TOTAL4842100.0
127) To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statements? -- Women, if they work at all, should take feminine positions such as nursing, secretarial work, or child care. (FEMROLE)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree1733.6
2) Agree3256.7
3) Uncertain2946.1
4) Disagree185438.2
5) Strongly disagree221345.5
Missing264 
TOTAL4859100.0
128) To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statements? -- Although Blacks may have achieved legal equality, I believe affirmative action should be used to help them achieve actual equality. (AFFIRMAC)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree64013.2
2) Agree188339.0
3) Uncertain109922.7
4) Disagree91719.0
5) Strongly disagree2926.0
Missing292 
TOTAL4831100.0
129) To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statements? -- Because of their wealth and power, large corporations have a clear moral obligation to help the poor and needy in our country. (CORPRESP)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree78716.3
2) Agree223046.1
3) Uncertain88818.3
4) Disagree76615.8
5) Strongly disagree1693.5
Missing283 
TOTAL4840100.0
130) To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statements? -- In a country based upon religious freedom such as ours, it is inappropriate for Christians to try to impose their beliefs and moral values on others. (RELFREE)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree58612.1
2) Agree194240.3
3) Uncertain61812.8
4) Disagree136228.2
5) Strongly disagree3166.6
Missing299 
TOTAL4824100.0
131) Are you? (GENDER)
TOTAL%
1) Male181836.4
2) Female318063.6
Missing125 
TOTAL4998100.0
132) What is your age? (AGE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL492751.45618
133) Are you? (RACE)
TOTAL%
1) White441489.6
2) Black51110.4
Missing198 
TOTAL4925100.0
134) From what nationality group or groups are you mainly descended? If more than one, please check only the main one. (NATBACK)
TOTAL%
1) Anglo-Saxon109122.4
2) Irish3467.1
3) French691.4
4) Italian651.3
5) Polish531.1
6) German89618.4
7) American151031.0
8) Other1593.3
9) Hispanic (Mexican, Puerto Rican, etc.)1022.1
10) Native American (Indian)280.6
11) West Indian110.2
12) African2254.6
13) Slavic591.2
14) Scandinavian (Sweden, Denmark, Norway etc.)2234.6
15) Asian (Japan, China, Korea, etc.)290.6
Missing257 
TOTAL4866100.0
135) Are you currently? (MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Single135428.0
2) Married347972.0
Missing290 
TOTAL4833100.0
136) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE SINGLE: Have you ever been married? (SINGSTAT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, but am now widowed59140.2
2) Yes, but am now divorced29720.2
3) No58139.6
Missing3654 
TOTAL1469100.0
137) Presently, do you have any children 18 years of age or younger living at home with you? (KIDHOME)
TOTAL%
1) Yes161232.5
2) No335167.5
Missing160 
TOTAL4963100.0
138) What is your highest level of formal education? (EDUC)
TOTAL%
1) Less than high school graduate4599.3
2) High school graduate114723.1
3) Some college, trade or vocational school136827.6
4) College degree81916.5
5) Some post-graduate work3907.9
6) Post-graduate degree77915.7
Missing161 
TOTAL4962100.0
139) Next, we'd like to know about the work you do. Please check all categories that apply to you -- Employed full time (WORKFT)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked299558.5
1) Checked212841.5
TOTAL5123100.0
140) Next, we'd like to know about the work you do. Please check all categories that apply to you -- Employed part time (WORKPT)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked441186.1
1) Checked71213.9
TOTAL5123100.0
141) Next, we'd like to know about the work you do. Please check all categories that apply to you -- Unemployed (UNEMP)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked491595.9
1) Checked2084.1
TOTAL5123100.0
142) Next, we'd like to know about the work you do. Please check all categories that apply to you -- Retired (RETIRED)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked371072.4
1) Checked141327.6
TOTAL5123100.0
143) Next, we'd like to know about the work you do. Please check all categories that apply to you -- A homemaker (HOMEMAK)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked363270.9
1) Checked149129.1
TOTAL5123100.0
144) Next, we'd like to know about the work you do. Please check all categories that apply to you -- A student (STUDENT)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked471592.0
1) Checked4088.0
TOTAL5123100.0
145) Which of the following statements best describes the work you do (or did before retiring)? (DIDWORK)
TOTAL%
1) Own or manage a business; self-employed57812.0
2) An administrator, department head or supervisor for part of an organization owned by others65713.6
3) A professional (e.g., doctor, lawyer, professor, teacher, computer programmer)131127.1
4) A white-collar employee (e.g., clerk, secretary, technician, computer operator)92419.1
5) A blue-collar employee (e.g., semi- and skilled laborers, craftsman)54711.3
6) Homemaker59912.4
7) Student2154.5
Missing292 
TOTAL4831100.0
146) Concerning your current employment (or employment prior to retiring) -- Most of the time on your job do (did) you work for yourself or someone else? (SELFEMP)
TOTAL%
1) I mostly worked for myself89920.3
2) I mostly worked for someone else353479.7
Missing690 
TOTAL4433100.0
147) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE (WERE) SELF-EMPLOYED: Concerning your current employment (or employment prior to retiring) -- Are there any people who work for you and are paid by you? (BOSS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes3196.2
2) No480293.8
Missing2 
TOTAL5121100.0
148) Concerning your current employment (or employment prior to retiring) -- Do (did) you supervise anybody as part of your job? (SUPVISR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes169033.0
2) No342567.0
Missing8 
TOTAL5115100.0
149) In which of these groups did your total family income, from all sources, fall last year before taxes? (INCOME)
TOTAL%
1) $1,000 - $9,9994399.8
2) $10,000 - $19,99988519.7
3) $20,000 - $29,99990620.1
4) $30,000 - $39,99983518.6
5) $40,000 - $49,99954612.1
6) $50,000 - $59,9993728.3
7) $60,000 or more51711.5
Missing623 
TOTAL4500100.0
150) Approximately how much does your family household contribute to your church per year? (If single or widowed, how much did you as an individual contribute)? (CHGIVE)
TOTAL%
1) Under $15053811.5
2) $150 - $29955011.7
3) $300 - $44953011.3
4) $450 - $59950210.7
5) $600 - $7493677.8
6) $750 - $9993808.1
7) $1,000 - $1,2494459.5
8) $1,250 - $1,5003998.5
9) Over $1,50098621.0
Missing426 
TOTAL4697100.0
151) I-RELIGION: Denomination (recoded for use with on-line analysis) (I-RELIGION)
TOTAL%
0) Catholic113522.2
1) Protestant398877.8
TOTAL5123100.0
152) I-SEX: Are you? (for use with on-line analysis) (I-SEX)
TOTAL%
1) Male181836.4
2) Female318063.6
Missing125 
TOTAL4998100.0
153) I-AGE: What is your age? (recoded for use with on-line analysis) (I-AGE)
TOTAL%
0) 13-2959912.2
1) 30-3990918.4
2) 40-4981116.5
3) 50-64115123.4
4) 64 & over145729.6
Missing196 
TOTAL4927100.0
154) I-RACE: Are you? (for use with on-line analysis) (I-RACE)
TOTAL%
1) White441489.6
2) Black51110.4
Missing198 
TOTAL4925100.0
155) I-MARITAL: Are you currently? (for use with on-line analysis) (I-MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Single135428.0
2) Married347972.0
Missing290 
TOTAL4833100.0
156) I-EDUCATN: What is your highest level of formal education? (recoded for use with on-line analysis) (I-EDUCATN)
TOTAL%
0) Lt HS grad4599.3
1) HS grad114723.1
2) College218744.1
3) Post-grad116923.6
Missing161 
TOTAL4962100.0
157) I-INCOME: In which of these groups did your total family income, from all sources, fall last year before taxes? (recoded for use with on-line analysis) (I-INCOME)
TOTAL%
0) Lt 20K132429.4
1) 20K-39,999174138.7
2) 40K-59,99991820.4
3) 60K & over51711.5
Missing623 
TOTAL4500100.0