Faith Communities Today Survey (Fact) 2000, Seventh-Day Adventist

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All frequencies are raw numbers (no weights used).
1) How well does each of the following statements describe your congregation? Our congregation feels like a [large], close-knit family (FAMILY)
TOTAL%
1) Very Well9824.3
2) Quite Well15438.1
3) Somewhat Well12029.7
4) Slightly245.9
5) Not at All82.0
Missing2 
TOTAL404100.0
2) How well does each of the following statements describe your congregation? Our congregation is spiritually vital and alive (VITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Very Well4611.4
2) Quite Well15939.4
3) Somewhat Well15237.6
4) Slightly4310.6
5) Not at All41.0
Missing2 
TOTAL404100.0
3) How well does each of the following statements describe your congregation? Our congregation is working for social justice (JUSTICE)
TOTAL%
1) Very Well194.8
2) Quite Well5614.0
3) Somewhat Well11328.3
4) Slightly12130.3
5) Not at All9022.6
Missing7 
TOTAL399100.0
4) How well does each of the following statements describe your congregation? Our congregation helps members deepen their relationships with God (DEEPGOD)
TOTAL%
1) Very Well7719.1
2) Quite Well20751.4
3) Somewhat Well9423.3
4) Slightly225.5
5) Not at All30.7
Missing3 
TOTAL403100.0
5) How well does each of the following statements describe your congregation? Our congregation is trying to increase its racial/ethnic diversity (DIVERSE)
TOTAL%
1) Very Well7319.1
2) Quite Well10627.7
3) Somewhat Well8421.9
4) Slightly5414.1
5) Not at All6617.2
Missing23 
TOTAL383100.0
6) How well does each of the following statements describe your congregation? Our congregation clearly expresses its Adventist heritage (OKDENOM)
TOTAL%
1) Very Well10927.1
2) Quite Well16942.0
3) Somewhat Well9022.4
4) Slightly297.2
5) Not at All51.2
Missing4 
TOTAL402100.0
7) How well does each of the following statements describe your congregation? Our congregation is a moral beacon in the community (BEACON)
TOTAL%
1) Very Well5513.7
2) Quite Well15839.4
3) Somewhat Well12029.9
4) Slightly5614.0
5) Not at All123.0
Missing5 
TOTAL401100.0
8) How well does each of the following statements describe your congregation? Our congregation welcomes innovation and change (CHANGE)
TOTAL%
1) Very Well348.4
2) Quite Well12330.5
3) Somewhat Well15538.5
4) Slightly7318.1
5) Not at All184.5
Missing3 
TOTAL403100.0
9) How well does each of the following statements describe your congregation? Our congregation deals openly with disagreements and conflicts (OPENDEAL)
TOTAL%
1) Very Well389.4
2) Quite Well13533.5
3) Somewhat Well14736.5
4) Slightly6315.6
5) Not at All205.0
Missing3 
TOTAL403100.0
10) How well does each of the following statements describe your congregation? Our congregation encourages the public expression of speaking in tongues (TONGUES)
TOTAL%
1) Very Well20.5
2) Quite Well71.7
3) Somewhat Well51.2
4) Slightly82.0
5) Not at All38294.6
Missing2 
TOTAL404100.0
11) How well does each of the following statements describe your congregation? Our congregation has a strong racial/ethnic or national heritage that it is trying to preserve (PRESERVE)
TOTAL%
1) Very Well256.3
2) Quite Well5413.6
3) Somewhat Well4912.3
4) Slightly6817.1
5) Not at All20250.8
Missing8 
TOTAL398100.0
12) How well does each of the following statements describe your congregation? Members are excited about the future of our congregation (FUTURE)
TOTAL%
1) Very Well9323.3
2) Quite Well14035.1
3) Somewhat Well11528.8
4) Slightly4210.5
5) Not at All92.3
Missing7 
TOTAL399100.0
13) How well does each of the following statements describe your congregation? New people are easily assimilated/incorporated into the life of our congregation (ADDFOLKS)
TOTAL%
1) Very Well7518.7
2) Quite Well17443.4
3) Somewhat Well10225.4
4) Slightly4110.2
5) Not at All92.2
Missing5 
TOTAL401100.0
14) How well does each of the following statements describe your congregation? Our congregation has a clear sense of mission and purpose (PURPOSE)
TOTAL%
1) Very Well7217.8
2) Quite Well14836.6
3) Somewhat Well13332.9
4) Slightly4110.1
5) Not at All102.5
Missing2 
TOTAL404100.0
15) How well does each of the following statements describe your congregation? Our congregation's worship services are spiritually uplifting and inspirational (UPLIFT)
TOTAL%
1) Very Well11428.3
2) Quite Well20651.1
3) Somewhat Well7117.6
4) Slightly112.7
5) Not at All10.2
Missing3 
TOTAL403100.0
16) How well does each of the following statements describe your congregation? Our congregation's programs and activities are well-organized (WELLORG)
TOTAL%
1) Very Well5513.6
2) Quite Well18846.5
3) Somewhat Well13232.7
4) Slightly256.2
5) Not at All41.0
Missing2 
TOTAL404100.0
17) How well does each of the following statements describe your congregation? Our congregation's programs and activities strengthen personal relationships among our members (GOODBOND)
TOTAL%
1) Very Well6716.6
2) Quite Well19748.9
3) Somewhat Well11428.3
4) Slightly194.7
5) Not at All61.5
Missing3 
TOTAL403100.0
18) How well does each of the following statements describe your congregation? The community around our church is well-informed about the activities taking place in our congregation (COMMKNO)
TOTAL%
1) Very Well133.2
2) Quite Well8220.2
3) Somewhat Well16440.5
4) Slightly11127.4
5) Not at All358.6
Missing1 
TOTAL405100.0
19) How many worship services does your congregation hold on a typical Sabbath? (SATWORSH)
TOTAL%
0) 30.7
1) 33683.0
2) 4310.6
3) 174.2
4) 41.0
5) 10.2
8) 10.2
Missing1 
TOTAL405100.0
20) What is the total attendance for all services held on a typical Sabbath? (SATATTEN)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL400128.081180
21) If you typically hold more than one worship service on the Sabbath are these services: (SIMSTYLE)
TOTAL%
1) Very similar in style (other than language used)3436.6
2) One or more is somewhat different in style from the rest3032.3
3) One or more is very different in style from the rest2931.2
Missing313 
TOTAL93100.0
22) In what languages does your congregation conduct worship services on a typical Sabbath? First Language Marked: (LANG1)
TOTAL%
1) English37399.7
2) Spanish10.3
Missing32 
TOTAL374100.0
23) In what languages does your congregation conduct worship services on a typical Sabbath? Second Language Marked: (LANG2)
TOTAL%
1) English25.9
2) Spanish3294.1
Missing372 
TOTAL34100.0
24) In what languages does your congregation conduct worship services on a typical Sabbath? Third Language Marked: (LANG3)
TOTAL%
10) 133.3
12) French266.7
Missing403 
TOTAL3100.0
25) In what languages does your congregation conduct worship services on a typical Sabbath? Fourth Language Marked: (LANG4)
TOTAL%
5) Korean5100.0
Missing401 
TOTAL5100.0
26) In what languages does your congregation conduct worship services on a typical Sabbath? Fifth Language Marked: (LANG5)
TOTAL%
15) Other1191.7
50) 18.3
Missing394 
TOTAL12100.0
27) How often does the sermon in your worship focus on: God's love and care (GODLOVE)
TOTAL%
1) Always20350.2
2) Often18144.8
3) Sometimes205.0
Missing2 
TOTAL404100.0
28) How often does the sermon in your worship focus on: Practical advice for daily living (ADVICE)
TOTAL%
1) Always7618.8
2) Often21553.2
3) Sometimes9824.3
4) Seldom133.2
5) Never20.5
Missing2 
TOTAL404100.0
29) How often does the sermon in your worship focus on: Personal spiritual growth (SPIRGROW)
TOTAL%
1) Always14736.3
2) Often21252.3
3) Sometimes4410.9
4) Seldom20.5
Missing1 
TOTAL405100.0
30) How often does the sermon in your worship focus on: Social justice or social action (SOCJUST)
TOTAL%
1) Always133.2
2) Often4411.0
3) Sometimes14836.9
4) Seldom14937.2
5) Never4711.7
Missing5 
TOTAL401100.0
31) How often does the sermon in your worship focus on: Personal salvation (SALVAT)
TOTAL%
1) Always19548.0
2) Often17242.4
3) Sometimes358.6
4) Seldom41.0
TOTAL406100.0
32) How often does the sermon include a lot of: Personal stories or first-hand experiences (STORIES)
TOTAL%
1) Always379.1
2) Often24761.0
3) Sometimes10525.9
4) Seldom164.0
Missing1 
TOTAL405100.0
33) How often does the sermon include a lot of: Literary or scholarly references (LITREFER)
TOTAL%
1) Always174.2
2) Often10927.2
3) Sometimes19047.4
4) Seldom8120.2
5) Never41.0
Missing5 
TOTAL401100.0
34) How often does the sermon include a lot of: Illustrations from contemporary media (e.g., magazines, newspapers, television, movies, etc) (NEWSREF)
TOTAL%
1) Always123.0
2) Often14435.6
3) Sometimes15738.8
4) Seldom8721.5
5) Never51.2
Missing1 
TOTAL405100.0
35) How often does the sermon include a lot of: Detailed explanations of scripture or doctrine (EXPOSIT)
TOTAL%
1) Always11127.4
2) Often21152.1
3) Sometimes7217.8
4) Seldom102.5
5) Never10.2
Missing1 
TOTAL405100.0
36) How often are the following included as part of your congregation's regular Sabbath worship service(s)? Reading/recitation of creeds or statements of faith (CREEDS)
TOTAL%
1) Always348.4
2) Often4410.9
3) Sometimes7719.1
4) Seldom13132.4
5) Never11829.2
Missing2 
TOTAL404100.0
37) How often are the following included as part of your congregation's regular Sabbath worship service(s)? A time for lay members to testify about their faith (TESTIFY)
TOTAL%
1) Always7819.2
2) Often10926.8
3) Sometimes15437.9
4) Seldom5513.5
5) Never102.5
TOTAL406100.0
38) How often are the following included as part of your congregation's regular Sabbath worship service(s)? A time during worship for people to greet each other (PASSPEAC)
TOTAL%
1) Always11728.9
2) Often9724.0
3) Sometimes8019.8
4) Seldom6014.8
5) Never5112.6
Missing1 
TOTAL405100.0
39) How often are the following included as part of your congregation's regular Sabbath worship service(s)? The use of visual projection equipment (SLIDES)
TOTAL%
1) Always4811.9
2) Often10325.6
3) Sometimes12932.0
4) Seldom9523.6
5) Never286.9
Missing3 
TOTAL403100.0
40) How often are the following included as part of your congregation's regular Sabbath worship service(s)? Incense or candles (CANDLES)
TOTAL%
1) Always20.5
2) Often51.2
3) Sometimes276.7
4) Seldom11127.5
5) Never25964.1
Missing2 
TOTAL404100.0
41) How often are the following included as part of your congregation's regular Sabbath worship service(s)? Drama or acted parables (DRAMA)
TOTAL%
1) Always30.7
2) Often153.7
3) Sometimes7618.9
4) Seldom17042.3
5) Never13834.3
Missing4 
TOTAL402100.0
42) How often are the following included as part of your congregation's regular Sabbath worship service(s)? Kneeling by the congregation (KNEEL)
TOTAL%
1) Always31778.1
2) Often6816.7
3) Sometimes143.4
4) Seldom30.7
5) Never41.0
TOTAL406100.0
43) How often are the following included as part of your congregation's regular Sabbath worship service(s)? Children's sermon, youth choir, etc. (CHILDSER)
TOTAL%
1) Always14435.8
2) Often7919.7
3) Sometimes8220.4
4) Seldom5914.7
5) Never389.5
Missing4 
TOTAL402100.0
44) How often are the following included as part of your congregation's regular Sabbath worship service(s)? Member participation in leading worship (MEMPART)
TOTAL%
1) Always17342.9
2) Often15037.2
3) Sometimes5212.9
4) Seldom246.0
5) Never41.0
Missing3 
TOTAL403100.0
45) How often are the following included as part of your congregation's regular Sabbath worship service(s)? Organ and/or piano (PIANO)
TOTAL%
1) Always33382.4
2) Often409.9
3) Sometimes164.0
4) Seldom133.2
5) Never20.5
Missing2 
TOTAL404100.0
46) How often are the following included as part of your congregation's regular Sabbath worship service(s)? Electronic keyboard or synthesizer (KEYBOARD)
TOTAL%
1) Always317.7
2) Often369.0
3) Sometimes5513.7
4) Seldom10225.4
5) Never17744.1
Missing5 
TOTAL401100.0
47) How often are the following included as part of your congregation's regular Sabbath worship service(s)? Electric guitar/bass (ELECTRIC)
TOTAL%
1) Always164.0
2) Often205.0
3) Sometimes5012.4
4) Seldom10024.9
5) Never21653.7
Missing4 
TOTAL402100.0
48) How often are the following included as part of your congregation's regular Sabbath worship service(s)? Non-electric string or wind instruments (e.g., harp, violin, guitar, flute, brass, etc.) (VIOLINS)
TOTAL%
1) Always133.2
2) Often6716.7
3) Sometimes16140.0
4) Seldom9924.6
5) Never6215.4
Missing4 
TOTAL402100.0
49) How often are the following included as part of your congregation's regular Sabbath worship service(s)? Drums or other percussion instruments (DRUMS)
TOTAL%
1) Always61.5
2) Often102.5
3) Sometimes133.2
4) Seldom6215.5
5) Never31077.3
Missing5 
TOTAL401100.0
50) How often are the following included as part of your congregation's regular Sabbath worship service(s)? Recorded music (tapes, cd's, etc) (CDMUSIC)
TOTAL%
1) Always286.9
2) Often14636.0
3) Sometimes14235.0
4) Seldom6215.3
5) Never286.9
TOTAL406100.0
51) In comparison to the style of your congregation's primary worship service 5 years ago, would you say the style of your current primary worship service: (STYLEDIF)
TOTAL%
1) Is basically the same12831.9
2) Changed a little12831.9
3) Changed somewhat9423.4
4) Changed a great deal4511.2
5) Our congregation did not exist in 199561.5
Missing5 
TOTAL401100.0
52) How important are the following sources of authority in the worship and teaching of your congregation? Sacred Scripture/the Bible (AUTHSCRP)
TOTAL%
1) Absolutely Foundational38594.8
2) Very Important184.4
3) Somewhat Important10.2
4) Little or No Important20.5
TOTAL406100.0
53) How important are the following sources of authority in the worship and teaching of your congregation? Adventist heritage (AUTHDOCT)
TOTAL%
1) Absolutely Foundational8821.8
2) Very Important22154.8
3) Somewhat Important8220.3
4) Little or No Important123.0
Missing3 
TOTAL403100.0
54) How important are the following sources of authority in the worship and teaching of your congregation? The Holy Spirit (AUTHSPIR)
TOTAL%
1) Absolutely Foundational31577.8
2) Very Important7819.3
3) Somewhat Important123.0
Missing1 
TOTAL405100.0
55) How important are the following sources of authority in the worship and teaching of your congregation? Human reason and understanding (AUTHREAS)
TOTAL%
1) Absolutely Foundational245.9
2) Very Important14134.9
3) Somewhat Important18345.3
4) Little or No Important5613.9
Missing2 
TOTAL404100.0
56) How important are the following sources of authority in the worship and teaching of your congregation? Personal experience and common sense (AUTHEXPE)
TOTAL%
1) Absolutely Foundational297.2
2) Very Important21553.5
3) Somewhat Important14937.1
4) Little or No Important92.2
Missing4 
TOTAL402100.0
57) How important are the following sources of authority in the worship and teaching of your congregation? Ellen G. White's writings (EGWHITE)
TOTAL%
1) Absolutely Foundational12530.8
2) Very Important21953.9
3) Somewhat Important5814.3
4) Little or No Important41.0
TOTAL406100.0
58) Now please write the letter of the one source of authority that is most important in your congregation's worship and teaching, as difficult a choice as this may be, in this box (AUTHIMP)
TOTAL%
1) Sacred Scripture/the Bible35591.7
2) Adventist heritage143.6
3) The Holy Spirit143.6
4) Human reason and understanding10.3
5) Personal experience and common sense20.5
6) Ellen G. White's writings10.3
Missing19 
TOTAL387100.0
59) When visitors attend worship services at your church, about how many members usually welcome them? (WELCOME)
TOTAL%
1) More than five23758.7
2) Three to five13533.4
3) One or two327.9
Missing2 
TOTAL404100.0
60) Congregations might be focused more on winning individual converts and preparing people for heaven or more on working to serve people in need and making their communities better places to live. Would you say that your congregation is: (WRLDVIEW)
TOTAL%
1) More other-world focused7017.5
2) More this-world focused399.8
3) A balanced focused between other-world and this world29172.8
Missing6 
TOTAL400100.0
61) In approximately what year was this congregation officially founded? (YEARORG)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL3691948.22234
62) In approximately what year did this congregation begin worshiping at its current location? (YEARSITE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL3801961.505142
63) How would you describe the place where your congregation's primary worship building is located? (SIZPLACE)
TOTAL%
1) Rural or open country5112.6
2) Town or village of less than 10,0008721.5
3) In or around a city of 10,000 to 49,99911729.0
4) In or around a city of 50,000 to 249,9998922.0
5) In or around a city of 250,000+6014.9
Missing2 
TOTAL404100.0
64) If in or around a city, is your building located: (CITYLOC)
TOTAL%
1) In the central or downtown area of the city5718.0
2) In another area of the city11436.1
3) In an older suburb around the city9028.5
4) In a newer suburb around the city5517.4
Missing90 
TOTAL316100.0
65) If in or around a city, is your building located in a: (AREATYPE)
TOTAL%
1) Residential area15850.5
2) Mixed residential and commercial area15047.9
3) Commercial or industrial area51.6
Missing93 
TOTAL313100.0
66) How would you describe the size of the following relative to the current needs of your congregation?: Your Worship space (WORSHSIZ)
TOTAL%
1) Much more than we need5914.6
2) Slightly more than we need10826.7
3) Just about right14435.6
4) Slightly less than we need6014.9
5) Much less than we need338.2
Missing2 
TOTAL404100.0
67) How would you describe the size of the following relative to the current needs of your congregation?: Educational space (EDUCSIZ)
TOTAL%
1) Much more than we need338.4
2) Slightly more than we need359.0
3) Just about right11930.4
4) Slightly less than we need11830.2
5) Much less than we need8622.0
Missing15 
TOTAL391100.0
68) How would you describe the size of the following relative to the current needs of your congregation?: Fellowship space (FELLOSIZ)
TOTAL%
1) Much more than we need205.0
2) Slightly more than we need307.6
3) Just about right15739.5
4) Slightly less than we need10025.2
5) Much less than we need9022.7
Missing9 
TOTAL397100.0
69) How would you describe the size of the following relative to the current needs of your congregation?: Space for parking (PARKSIZ)
TOTAL%
1) Much more than we need307.5
2) Slightly more than we need5313.3
3) Just about right15839.6
4) Slightly less than we need8220.6
5) Much less than we need7619.0
Missing7 
TOTAL399100.0
70) How would you describe the overall physical condition of your congregation's building(s)? (NEEDFIX)
TOTAL%
1) Excellent9724.4
2) Good18045.2
3) Needs improvement10225.6
4) In serious need of improvements and repairs194.8
Missing8 
TOTAL398100.0
71) Do any other congregations use your building space for worship? (SHAREBLD)
TOTAL%
1) Yes11629.0
2) No28471.0
Missing6 
TOTAL400100.0
72) Does your congregation have a Sabbath school that meets regularly? (HAVESS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes39998.5
2) No61.5
Missing1 
TOTAL405100.0
73) [If "Yes" to HAVESS] What is the typical, total, weekly attendance of adults (18 and over) (SSADATT)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL38968.147139
74) [If "Yes" to HAVESS] What is the typical, total, weekly attendance of children and teens (17 and under) (SSKIDATT)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL38485.089597
75) During the last 12 months, did your congregation have any of the following programs or activities in addition to your regular Sabbath school? Bible/Scripture study (other than Sunday School); No (SCRIP_NO)
TOTAL%
1) Circled5413.5
2) Not circled34786.5
Missing5 
TOTAL401100.0
76) During the last 12 months, did your congregation have any of the following programs or activities in addition to your regular Sabbath school? Bible/Scripture study (other than Sunday School); Yes, a one-time, short-term, occasional event (SCRIP_Y1)
TOTAL%
1) Circled6716.5
2) Not circled33983.5
TOTAL406100.0
77) During the last 12 months, did your congregation have any of the following programs or activities in addition to your regular Sabbath school? Bible/Scripture study (other than Sunday school); Yes, on-going during a particular season (SCRIP_Y2)
TOTAL%
1) Circled7418.2
2) Not circled33281.8
TOTAL406100.0
78) During the last 12 months, did your congregation have any of the following programs or activities in addition to your regular Sabbath school? Bible/Scripture (other than Sunday school); Yes, on-going throughout the year (SCRIP_Y3)
TOTAL%
1) Circled20450.2
2) Not circled20249.8
TOTAL406100.0
79) During the last 12 months, did your congregation have any of the following programs or activities in addition to your regular Sabbath school? Theological or doctrinal groups; No (THEOL_NO)
TOTAL%
1) Circled10926.8
2) Not circled29773.2
TOTAL406100.0
80) During the last 12 months, did your congregation have any of the following programs or activities in addition to your regular Sabbath school? Theological or doctrinal groups; Yes, a one-time, short-term or occasional event (THEOL_Y1)
TOTAL%
1) Circled9824.1
2) Not circled30875.9
TOTAL406100.0
81) During the last 12 months, did your congregation have any of the following programs or activities in addition to your regular Sabbath school? Theological or doctrinal groups; Yes, on-going during a particular season (THEOL_Y2)
TOTAL%
1) Circled9423.2
2) Not circled31276.8
TOTAL406100.0
82) During the last 12 months, did your congregation have any of the following programs or activities in addition to your regular Sabbath school? Theological or doctrinal groups; Yes, on-going throughout the year (THEOL_Y3)
TOTAL%
1) Circled10124.9
2) Not circled30575.1
TOTAL406100.0
83) During the last 12 months, did your congregation have any of the following programs or activities in addition to your regular Sabbath school? Prayer or meditation groups; No (PRAYG_NO)
TOTAL%
1) Circled379.1
2) Not circled36990.9
TOTAL406100.0
84) During the last 12 months, did your congregation have any of the following programs or activities in addition to your regular Sabbath school? Prayer or meditation groups; Yes, a one-time, short-term or occasional event (PRAYG_Y1)
TOTAL%
1) Circled6917.0
2) Not circled33783.0
TOTAL406100.0
85) During the last 12 months, did your congregation have any of the following programs or activities in addition to your regular Sabbath school? Prayer or mediation groups; Yes, on-going during a particular season (PRAYG_Y2)
TOTAL%
1) Circled5212.8
2) Not circled35487.2
TOTAL406100.0
86) During the last 12 months, did your congregation have any of the following programs or activities in addition to your regular Sabbath school? Prayer or mediation groups; Yes, on-going throughout the year (PRAYG_Y3)
TOTAL%
1) Circled24359.9
2) Not circled16340.1
TOTAL406100.0
87) During the last 12 months, did your congregation have any of the following programs or activities in addition to your regular Sabbath school? Spiritual retreats; No (WOODS_NO)
TOTAL%
1) Circled20751.0
2) Not circled19949.0
TOTAL406100.0
88) During the last 12 months, did your congregation have any of the following programs or activities in addition to your regular Sabbath school? Spiritual retreats; Yes, a one-time, short-term or occasional event (WOODS_Y1)
TOTAL%
1) Circled12631.0
2) Not circled28069.0
TOTAL406100.0
89) During the last 12 months, did your congregation have any of the following programs or activities in addition to your regular Sabbath school? Spiritual retreats; Yes, on-going during a particular season (WOODS_Y2)
TOTAL%
1) Circled286.9
2) Not circled37893.1
TOTAL406100.0
90) During the last 12 months, did your congregation have any of the following programs or activities in addition to your regular Sabbath school? Spiritual retreats; Yes, on-going throughout the year (WOODS_Y3)
TOTAL%
1) Circled71.7
2) Not circled39998.3
TOTAL406100.0
91) During the last 12 months, did your congregation have any of the following programs or activities in addition to your regular Sabbath school? Community service; No (HELP_NO)
TOTAL%
1) Circled6716.5
2) Not circled33983.5
TOTAL406100.0
92) During the last 12 months, did your congregation have any of the following programs or activities in addition to your regular Sabbath school? Community service; Yes, a one-time, short-term or occasional event (HELP_Y1)
TOTAL%
1) Circled9924.4
2) Not circled30775.6
TOTAL406100.0
93) During the last 12 months, did your congregation have any of the following programs or activities in addition to your regular Sabbath school? Community service; Yes, on-going during a particular season (HELP_Y2)
TOTAL%
1) Circled4110.1
2) Not circled36589.9
TOTAL406100.0
94) During the last 12 months, did your congregation have any of the following programs or activities in addition to your regular Sabbath school? Community service; Yes, on-going throughout the year (HELP_Y3)
TOTAL%
1) Circled16640.9
2) Not circled24059.1
TOTAL406100.0
95) During the last 12 months, did your congregation have any of the following programs or activities in addition to your regular Sabbath school? Parenting or marriage enrichment; No (FAMLY_NO)
TOTAL%
1) Circled22956.4
2) Not circled17743.6
TOTAL406100.0
96) During the last 12 months, did your congregation have any of the following programs or activities in addition to your regular Sabbath school? Parenting or marriage enrichment; Yes, a one-time, short-term or occasional event (FAMLY_Y1)
TOTAL%
1) Circled11027.1
2) Not circled29672.9
TOTAL406100.0
97) During the last 12 months, did your congregation have any of the following programs or activities in addition to your regular Sabbath school? Parenting or marriage enrichment; Yes, on-going during a particular season (FAMLY_Y2)
TOTAL%
1) Circled317.6
2) Not circled37592.4
TOTAL406100.0
98) During the last 12 months, did your congregation have any of the following programs or activities in addition to your regular Sabbath school? Parenting or marriage enrichment; Yes, on-going throughout the year (FAMLY_Y3)
TOTAL%
1) Circled184.4
2) Not circled38895.6
TOTAL406100.0
99) During the last 12 months, did your congregation have any of the following programs or activities in addition to your regular Sabbath school? Choir(s); No (CHOIR_NO)
TOTAL%
1) Circled19648.3
2) Not circled21051.7
TOTAL406100.0
100) During the last 12 months, did your congregation have any of the following programs or activities in addition to your regular Sabbath school? Choir(s); Yes, a one-time, short term or occasional event (CHOIR_Y1)
TOTAL%
1) Circled7618.7
2) Not circled33081.3
TOTAL406100.0
101) During the last 12 months, did your congregation have any of the following programs or activities in addition to your regular Sabbath school? Choir(s); Yes, on-going during a particular season (CHOIR_Y2)
TOTAL%
1) Circled4611.3
2) Not circled36088.7
TOTAL406100.0
102) During the last 12 months, did your congregation have any of the following programs or activities in addition to your regular Sabbath school? Choir(s); Yes, on-going throughout the year (CHOIR_Y3)
TOTAL%
1) Circled7418.2
2) Not circled33281.8
TOTAL406100.0
103) During the last 12 months, did your congregation have any of the following programs or activities in addition to your regular Sabbath school? Other performing arts (e.g. music, art, drama); No (ARTS_NO)
TOTAL%
1) Circled17342.6
2) Not circled23357.4
TOTAL406100.0
104) During the last 12 months, did your congregation have any of the following programs or activities in addition to your regular Sabbath school? Other performing arts (e.g. music, art, drama); Yes, a one-time, short-term or occasional event (ARTS_Y1)
TOTAL%
1) Circled13032.0
2) Not circled27668.0
TOTAL406100.0
105) During the last 12 months, did your congregation have any of the following programs or activities in addition to your regular Sabbath school? Other performing arts (e.g. music, art, drama); Yes, on-going during a particular season? (ARTS_Y2)
TOTAL%
1) Circled4811.8
2) Not circled35888.2
TOTAL406100.0
106) During the last 12 months, did your congregation have any of the following programs or activities in addition to your regular Sabbath school? Other performing arts (e.g. music, art, drama); Yes, on-going throughout the year (ARTS_Y3)
TOTAL%
1) Circled399.6
2) Not circled36790.4
TOTAL406100.0
107) During the last 12 months, did your congregation have any of the following programs or activities in addition to your regular Sabbath school? Groups that discuss books or contemporary issues; No (BOOKG_NO)
TOTAL%
1) Circled29472.4
2) Not circled11227.6
TOTAL406100.0
108) During the last 12 months, did your congregation have any of the following programs or activities in addition to your regular Sabbath school? Groups that discuss books or contemporary issues; Yes, a one-time, short-term or occasional event (BOOKG_Y1)
TOTAL%
1) Circled4210.3
2) Not circled36489.7
TOTAL406100.0
109) During the last 12 months, did your congregation have any of the following programs or activities in addition to your regular Sabbath school? Groups that discuss books or contemporary issues; Yes, on-going during a particular season (BOOKG_Y2)
TOTAL%
1) Circled235.7
2) Not circled38394.3
TOTAL406100.0
110) During the last 12 months, did your congregation have any of the following programs or activities in addition to your regular Sabbath school? Groups that discuss books or contemporary issues; Yes, on-going throughout the year (BOOKG_Y3)
TOTAL%
1) Circled245.9
2) Not circled38294.1
TOTAL406100.0
111) During the last 12 months, did your congregation have any of the following programs or activities in addition to your regular Sabbath school? Self-help or personal growth groups; No (SELFH_NO)
TOTAL%
1) Circled22956.4
2) Not circled17743.6
TOTAL406100.0
112) During the last 12 months, did your congregation have any of the following programs or activities in addition to your regular Sabbath school? Self-help or personal growth groups; Yes, a one-time, short-term or occasional event (SELFH_Y1)
TOTAL%
1) Circled8821.7
2) Not circled31878.3
TOTAL406100.0
113) During the last 12 months, did your congregation have any of the following programs or activities in addition to your regular Sabbath school? Self-help or personal growth groups; Yes, on-going during a particular season (SELFH_Y2)
TOTAL%
1) Circled389.4
2) Not circled36890.6
TOTAL406100.0
114) During the last 12 months, did your congregation have any of the following programs or activities in addition to your regular Sabbath school? Self-help or personal growth groups; Yes, on-going throughout the year (SELFH_Y3)
TOTAL%
1) Circled307.4
2) Not circled37692.6
TOTAL406100.0
115) During the last 12 months, did your congregation have any of the following programs or activities in addition to your regular Sabbath school? Exercise, fitness or weight loss groups or classes; No (FIT_NO)
TOTAL%
1) Circled28169.2
2) Not circled12530.8
TOTAL406100.0
116) During the last 12 months, did your congregation have any of the following programs or activities in addition to your regular Sabbath school? Exercise, fitness or weight loss groups or classes; Yes, a one-time, short-term or occasional event (FIT_Y1)
TOTAL%
1) Circled6816.7
2) Not circled33883.3
TOTAL406100.0
117) During the last 12 months, did your congregation have any of the following programs or activities in addition to your regular Sabbath school? Exercise, fitness or weight loss groups or classes; Yes, on-going during a particular season (FIT_Y2)
TOTAL%
1) Circled245.9
2) Not circled38294.1
TOTAL406100.0
118) During the last 12 months, did your congregation have any of the following programs or activities in addition to your regular Sabbath school? Exercise, fitness or weight loss groups or classes; Yes, on-going throughout the year (FIT_Y3)
TOTAL%
1) Circled123.0
2) Not circled39497.0
TOTAL406100.0
119) During the last 12 months, did your congregation have any of the following programs or activities in addition to your regular Sabbath school? Sports teams; No (SPORT_NO)
TOTAL%
1) Circled29271.9
2) Not circled11428.1
TOTAL406100.0
120) During the last 12 months, did your congregation have any of the following programs or activities in addition to your regular Sabbath school? Sports teams; Yes, a one-time, short-term or occasional event (SPORT_Y1)
TOTAL%
1) Circled379.1
2) Not circled36990.9
TOTAL406100.0
121) During the last 12 months, did your congregation have any of the following programs or activities in addition to your regular Sabbath school? Sports teams; Yes, on-going during a particular season (SPORT_Y2)
TOTAL%
1) Circled409.9
2) Not circled36690.1
TOTAL406100.0
122) During the last 12 months, did your congregation have any of the following programs or activities in addition to your regular Sabbath school? Sports teams; Yes, on-going throughout the year (SPORT_Y3)
TOTAL%
1) Circled163.9
2) Not circled39096.1
TOTAL406100.0
123) During the last 12 months, did your congregation have any of the following programs or activities in addition to your regular Sabbath school? Pathfinder Club or other youth groups; No (YOUTH_NO)
TOTAL%
1) Circled13433.0
2) Not circled27267.0
TOTAL406100.0
124) During the last 12 months, did your congregation have any of the following programs or activities in addition to your regular Sabbath school? Pathfinder Club or other youth groups; Yes, a one-time, short-term or occasional event (YOUTH_Y1)
TOTAL%
1) Circled389.4
2) Not circled36890.6
TOTAL406100.0
125) During the last 12 months, did your congregation have any of the following programs or activities in addition to your regular Sabbath school? Pathfinder Club or other youth groups; Yes, on-going during a particular season (YOUTH_Y2)
TOTAL%
1) Circled409.9
2) Not circled36690.1
TOTAL406100.0
126) During the last 12 months, did your congregation have any of the following programs or activities in addition to your regular Sabbath school? Pathfinder Club or other youth groups; Yes, on-going throughout the year (YOUTH_Y3)
TOTAL%
1) Circled18445.3
2) Not circled22254.7
TOTAL406100.0
127) During the last 12 months, did your congregation have any of the following programs or activities in addition to your regular Sabbath school? Young adult/singles activities and programs; No (YMCA_NO)
TOTAL%
1) Circled17643.3
2) Not circled23056.7
TOTAL406100.0
128) During the last 12 months, did your congregation have any of the following programs or activities in addition to your regular Sabbath school? Young adult/singles activities and programs; Yes, a one-time, short-term or occasional event (YMCA_Y1)
TOTAL%
1) Circled8821.7
2) Not circled31878.3
TOTAL406100.0
129) During the last 12 months, did your congregation have any of the following programs or activities in addition to your regular Sabbath school? Young adult/singles activities and programs; Yes, on-going during a particular season (YMCA_Y2)
TOTAL%
1) Circled4410.8
2) Not circled36289.2
TOTAL406100.0
130) During the last 12 months, did your congregation have any of the following programs or activities in addition to your regular Sabbath school? Young adult/singles activities and programs; Yes, on-going throughout the year (YMCA_Y3)
TOTAL%
1) Circled8420.7
2) Not circled32279.3
TOTAL406100.0
131) How much does your congregation, in its worship and education, emphasize the following home and personal practices? Personal prayer, scripture study, devotions and other spiritual practices (GOODPRAY)
TOTAL%
1) A Great Deal24360.0
2) Quite a Bit12430.6
3) Some307.4
4) A Little61.5
5) Not at All20.5
Missing1 
TOTAL405100.0
132) How much does your congregation, in its worship and education, emphasize the following home and personal practices? Family devotions (DEVOTION)
TOTAL%
1) A Great Deal13132.3
2) Quite a Bit13533.3
3) Some10726.4
4) A Little266.4
5) Not at All71.7
TOTAL406100.0
133) How much does your congregation, in its worship and education, emphasize the following home and personal practices? Fasting (GOODFAST)
TOTAL%
1) A Great Deal133.3
2) Quite a Bit317.8
3) Some9624.0
4) A Little15338.3
5) Not at All10726.8
Missing6 
TOTAL400100.0
134) How much does your congregation, in its worship and education, emphasize the following home and personal practices? Observing dietary practices (GOODVEG)
TOTAL%
1) A Great Deal379.1
2) Quite a Bit10425.7
3) Some14936.8
4) A Little9022.2
5) Not at All256.2
Missing1 
TOTAL405100.0
135) How much does your congregation, in its worship and education, emphasize the following home and personal practices? Abstinence from alcohol (NODRINK)
TOTAL%
1) A Great Deal15338.2
2) Quite a Bit6616.5
3) Some8821.9
4) A Little5213.0
5) Not at All4210.5
Missing5 
TOTAL401100.0
136) How much does your congregation, in its worship and education, emphasize the following home and personal practices? Keeping the Sabbath holy (GOODHOLY)
TOTAL%
1) A Great Deal19548.3
2) Quite a Bit11328.0
3) Some7318.1
4) A Little184.5
5) Not at All51.2
Missing2 
TOTAL404100.0
137) How much does your congregation, in its worship and education, emphasize the following home and personal practices? Displaying religious objects, symbols, statuary, icons or pictures in the home (GOODICON)
TOTAL%
1) A Great Deal123.0
2) Quite a Bit184.5
3) Some266.5
4) A Little317.8
5) Not at All31178.1
Missing8 
TOTAL398100.0
138) How much does your congregation, in its worship and education, emphasize the following home and personal practices? Abstaining from premarital sex (NOSHACK)
TOTAL%
1) A Great Deal10024.8
2) Quite a Bit10024.8
3) Some8621.3
4) A Little7117.6
5) Not at All4611.4
Missing3 
TOTAL403100.0
139) If someone visited your church and indicated that he/she was a visitor by signing the guest book or visitor's card, how long would it take on average until he/she received a visit or phone call from the church? (CALLSOON)
TOTAL%
1) We have no guest book or visitor's card256.2
2) Within a few days11227.8
3) Within a week or two12230.3
4) Within a month or two205.0
5) We don't follow up with visits or phone calls12430.8
Missing3 
TOTAL403100.0
140) In addition to the outreach activities of your denomination, did your congregation do any of the following during the past 12 months to reach out to new or inactive participants or to make your congregation better known in your community? If no, is the item: A) Something that probably would be supported by most members if you tried it; or B) Something that probably would be not supported by most members. Newspaper advertisements and stories (NEWSADS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, done in last 12 months23558.3
2) No, but members would support this activity14536.0
3) No, but members would not support this activity235.7
Missing3 
TOTAL403100.0
141) In addition to the outreach activities of your denomination, did your congregation do any of the following during the past 12 months to reach out to new or inactive participants or to make your congregation better known in your community? If no, is the item: A) Something that probably would be supported by most members if you tried it; or B) Something that probably would be not supported by most members. Radio or television advertisements and stories (RADIOADS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, done in last 12 months12230.8
2) No, but members would support this activity23058.1
3) No, but members would not support this activity4411.1
Missing10 
TOTAL396100.0
142) In addition to the outreach activities of your denomination, did your congregation do any of the following during the past 12 months to reach out to new or inactive participants or to make your congregation better known in your community? If no, is the item: A) Something that probably would be supported by most members if you tried it; or B) Something that probably would be not supported by most members. Direct mail promotions to area residents (MAILADS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, done in last 12 months20852.7
2) No, but members would support this activity17243.5
3) No, but members would not support this activity153.8
Missing11 
TOTAL395100.0
143) In addition to the outreach activities of your denomination, did your congregation do any of the following during the past 12 months to reach out to new or inactive participants or to make your congregation better known in your community? If no, is the item: A) Something that probably would be supported by most members if you tried it; or B) Something that probably would be not supported by most members. An evangelistic campaign or Revelation Seminar (EVANCAMP)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, done in last 12 months28771.8
2) No, but members would support this activity10125.3
3) No, but members would not support this activity123.0
Missing6 
TOTAL400100.0
144) In addition to the outreach activities of your denomination, did your congregation do any of the following during the past 12 months to reach out to new or inactive participants or to make your congregation better known in your community? If no, is the item: A) Something that probably would be supported by most members if you tried it; or B) Something that probably would be not supported by most members. Focused efforts to identify and contact people who have recently moved into your congregation's area (NEWCOMER)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, done in last 12 months6716.9
2) No, but members would support this activity30276.3
3) No, but members would not support this activity276.8
Missing10 
TOTAL396100.0
145) In addition to the outreach activities of your denomination, did your congregation do any of the following during the past 12 months to reach out to new or inactive participants or to make your congregation better known in your community? If no, is the item: A) Something that probably would be supported by most members if you tried it; or B) Something that probably would be not supported by most members. Stressing in your congregation's preaching and teaching the importance of witnessing to others about one's faith (WITNESS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, done in last 12 months34284.9
2) No, but members would support this activity5413.4
3) No, but members would not support this activity71.7
Missing3 
TOTAL403100.0
146) In addition to the outreach activities of your denomination, did your congregation do any of the following during the past 12 months to reach out to new or inactive participants or to make your congregation better known in your community? If no, is the item: A) Something that probably would be supported by most members if you tried it; or B) Something that probably would be not supported by most members. Special worship services intended to attract the unchurched/non-Adventists, e.g., "Bring a friend" services, seeker services, revivals, etc. (REVIVALS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, done in last 12 months17643.9
2) No, but members would support this activity20751.6
3) No, but members would not support this activity184.5
Missing5 
TOTAL401100.0
147) In addition to the outreach activities of your denomination, did your congregation do any of the following during the past 12 months to reach out to new or inactive participants or to make your congregation better known in your community? If no, is the item: A) Something that probably would be supported by most members if you tried it; or B) Something that probably would be not supported by most members. Special programs (e.g., parenting classes, young singles nights, music festivals, street ministries) especially intended to attract unchurched persons/non-Adventists in your community. (BIGEVENT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, done in last 12 months14436.2
2) No, but members would support this activity22957.5
3) No, but members would not support this activity256.3
Missing8 
TOTAL398100.0
148) In addition to the outreach activities of your denomination, did your congregation do any of the following during the past 12 months to reach out to new or inactive participants or to make your congregation better known in your community? If no, is the item: A) Something that probably would be supported by most members if you tried it; or B) Something that probably would be not supported by most members. Phone calls or personal visits by your pastors. (MINCALLS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, done in last 12 months34987.0
2) No, but members would support this activity4711.7
3) No, but members would not support this activity51.2
Missing5 
TOTAL401100.0
149) In addition to the outreach activities of your denomination, did your congregation do any of the following during the past 12 months to reach out to new or inactive participants or to make your congregation better known in your community? If no, is the item: A) Something that probably would be supported by most members if you tried it; or B) Something that probably would be not supported by most members. Phone calls or personal visits by lay members. (LAYCALLS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, done in last 12 months33483.5
2) No, but members would support this activity6115.3
3) No, but members would not support this activity51.3
Missing6 
TOTAL400100.0
150) In the past 12 months, did your congregation directly provide, or cooperate in providing, any of the following services for your own members or for people in the community. "Cooperation" includes financial contributions, volunteer time by congregational members, space in your building, material donations, etc. Food pantry or soup kitchen; No (SOUP_NO)
TOTAL%
1) Circled10325.4
2) Not Circled30374.6
TOTAL406100.0
151) In the past 12 months, did your congregation directly provide, or cooperate in providing, any of the following services for your own members or for people in the community. "Cooperation" includes financial contributions, volunteer time by congregational members, space in your building, material donations, etc. Food pantry or soup kitchen; Yes, provided directly by your congregation (SOUP_Y1)
TOTAL%
1) Circled21051.7
2) Not Circled19648.3
TOTAL406100.0
152) In the past 12 months, did your congregation directly provide, or cooperate in providing, any of the following services for your own members or for people in the community. "Cooperation" includes financial contributions, volunteer time by congregational members, space in your building, material donations, etc. Food pantry or soup kitchen; Yes, cooperated with another congregation, agency, or organization (SOUP_Y2)
TOTAL%
1) Circled11528.3
2) Not Circled29171.7
TOTAL406100.0
153) In the past 12 months, did your congregation directly provide, or cooperate in providing, any of the following services for your own members or for people in the community. "Cooperation" includes financial contributions, volunteer time by congregational members, space in your building, material donations, etc. Cash assistance to families or indivdiuals; No (CASH_NO)
TOTAL%
1) Circled266.4
2) Not Circled38093.6
TOTAL406100.0
154) In the past 12 months, did your congregation directly provide, or cooperate in providing, any of the following services for your own members or for people in the community. "Cooperation" includes financial contributions, volunteer time by congregational members, space in your building, material donations, etc. Cash assistance to families or individuals; Yes, provided directly by your congregation (CASH_Y1)
TOTAL%
1) Circled35286.7
2) Not Circled5413.3
TOTAL406100.0
155) In the past 12 months, did your congregation directly provide, or cooperate in providing, any of the following services for your own members or for people in the community. "Cooperation" includes financial contributions, volunteer time by congregational members, space in your building, material donations, etc. Cash assistance to families or individuals; Yes, cooperated with another congregation, agency, or organization (CASH_Y2)
TOTAL%
1) Circled4611.3
2) Not Circled36088.7
TOTAL406100.0
156) In the past 12 months, did your congregation directly provide, or cooperate in providing, any of the following services for your own members or for people in the community. "Cooperation" includes financial contributions, volunteer time by congregational members, space in your building, material donations, etc. Community Services Cetner (Dorcas); No (THRFT_NO)
TOTAL%
1) Circled12330.3
2) Not Circled28369.7
TOTAL406100.0
157) In the past 12 months, did your congregation directly provide, or cooperate in providing, any of the following services for your own members or for people in the community. "Cooperation" includes financial contributions, volunteer time by congregational members, space in your building, material donations, etc. Community Services Center (Dorcas); Yes, provided directly by your congregation (THRFT_Y1)
TOTAL%
1) Circled22655.7
2) Not Circled18044.3
TOTAL406100.0
158) In the past 12 months, did your congregation directly provide, or cooperate in providing, any of the following services for your own members or for people in the community. "Cooperation" includes financial contributions, volunteer time by congregational members, space in your building, material donations, etc. Community Services Center (Dorcas); Yes, cooperated with another congregation, agency, or organization (THRFT_Y2)
TOTAL%
1) Circled5814.3
2) Not Circled34885.7
TOTAL406100.0
159) In the past 12 months, did your congregation directly provide, or cooperate in providing, any of the following services for your own members or for people in the community. "Cooperation" includes financial contributions, volunteer time by congregational members, space in your building, material donations, etc. Elderly, emergency or affordable housing; No (SHELT_NO)
TOTAL%
1) Circled31677.8
2) Not Circled9022.2
TOTAL406100.0
160) In the past 12 months, did your congregation directly provide, or cooperate in providing, any of the following services for your own members or for people in the community. "Cooperation" includes financial contributions, volunteer time by congregational members, space in your building, material donations, etc. Elderly, emergency or affordable housing; Yes, provided directly by your congregation (SHELT_Y1)
TOTAL%
1) Circled4711.6
2) Not Circled35988.4
TOTAL406100.0
161) In the past 12 months, did your congregation directly provide, or cooperate in providing, any of the following services for your own members or for people in the community. "Cooperation" includes financial contributions, volunteer time by congregational members, space in your building, material donations, etc. Elderly, emergency or affordable housing; Yes, cooperated with another congregation, agency, or organization (SHELT_Y2)
TOTAL%
1) Circled379.1
2) Not Circled36990.9
TOTAL406100.0
162) In the past 12 months, did your congregation directly provide, or cooperate in providing, any of the following services for your own members or for people in the community. "Cooperation" includes financial contributions, volunteer time by congregational members, space in your building, material donations, etc. Counseling services or "hot line"; No (HOT_NO)
TOTAL%
1) Circled30976.1
2) Not Circled9723.9
TOTAL406100.0
163) In the past 12 months, did your congregation directly provide, or cooperate in providing, any of the following services for your own members or for people in the community. "Cooperation" includes financial contributions, volunteer time by congregational members, space in your building, material donations, etc. Counseling services or "hot line"; Yes, provided directly by your congregation (HOT_Y1)
TOTAL%
1) Circled6115.0
2) Not Circled34585.0
TOTAL406100.0
164) In the past 12 months, did your congregation directly provide, or cooperate in providing, any of the following services for your own members or for people in the community. "Cooperation" includes financial contributions, volunteer time by congregational members, space in your building, material donations, etc. Counseling services or "hot line"; Yes, cooperated with another congregation, agency, or organization (HOT_Y2)
TOTAL%
1) Circled256.2
2) Not Circled38193.8
TOTAL406100.0
165) In the past 12 months, did your congregation directly provide, or cooperate in providing, any of the following services for your own members or for people in the community. "Cooperation" includes financial contributions, volunteer time by congregational members, space in your building, material donations, etc. Substance abuse programs; No (ABUSE_NO)
TOTAL%
1) Circled32981.0
2) Not Circled7719.0
TOTAL406100.0
166) In the past 12 months, did your congregation directly provide, or cooperate in providing, any of the following services for your own members or for people in the community. "Cooperation" includes financial contributions, volunteer time by congregational members, space in your building, material donations, etc. Substance abuse programs; Yes, provided directly by your congregation (ABUSE_Y1)
TOTAL%
1) Circled399.6
2) Not Circled36790.4
TOTAL406100.0
167) In the past 12 months, did your congregation directly provide, or cooperate in providing, any of the following services for your own members or for people in the community. "Cooperation" includes financial contributions, volunteer time by congregational members, space in your building, material donations, etc. Substance abuse programs; Yes, cooperated with another congregation, agency, or organization (ABUSE_Y2)
TOTAL%
1) Circled276.7
2) Not Circled37993.3
TOTAL406100.0
168) In the past 12 months, did your congregation directly provide, or cooperate in providing, any of the following services for your own members or for people in the community. "Cooperation" includes financial contributions, volunteer time by congregational members, space in your building, material donations, etc. Day care, pre-school, before/after-school programs; No (DAYC_NO)
TOTAL%
1) Circled33281.8
2) Not Circled7418.2
TOTAL406100.0
169) In the past 12 months, did your congregation directly provide, or cooperate in providing, any of the following services for your own members or for people in the community. "Cooperation" includes financial contributions, volunteer time by congregational members, space in your building, material donations, etc. Day care, pre-school, before/after-school programs; Yes, provided directly by your congregation (DAYC_Y1)
TOTAL%
1) Circled5012.3
2) Not Circled35687.7
TOTAL406100.0
170) In the past 12 months, did your congregation directly provide, or cooperate in providing, any of the following services for your own members or for people in the community. "Cooperation" includes financial contributions, volunteer time by congregational members, space in your building, material donations, etc. Day care, pre-school, before/after-school programs; Yes, cooperated with another congregation, agency, or organization (DAYC_Y2)
TOTAL%
1) Circled133.2
2) Not Circled39396.8
TOTAL406100.0
171) In the past 12 months, did your congregation directly provide, or cooperate in providing, any of the following services for your own members or for people in the community. "Cooperation" includes financial contributions, volunteer time by congregational members, space in your building, material donations, etc. Tutoring or literacy programs for children and teens; No (TUTOR_NO)
TOTAL%
1) Circled35587.4
2) Not Circled5112.6
TOTAL406100.0
172) In the past 12 months, did your congregation directly provide, or cooperate in providing, any of the following services for your own members or for people in the community. "Cooperation" includes financial contributions, volunteer time by congregational members, space in your building, material donations, etc. Tutoring or literacy programs for children and teens; Yes, provided directly by your congregation (TUTOR_Y1)
TOTAL%
1) Circled307.4
2) Not Circled37692.6
TOTAL406100.0
173) In the past 12 months, did your congregation directly provide, or cooperate in providing, any of the following services for your own members or for people in the community. "Cooperation" includes financial contributions, volunteer time by congregational members, space in your building, material donations, etc. Tutoring or literacy programs for children and teens; Yes, cooperated with another congregation, agency, or organization (TUTOR_Y2)
TOTAL%
1) Circled112.7
2) Not Circled39597.3
TOTAL406100.0
174) In the past 12 months, did your congregation directly provide, or cooperate in providing, any of the following services for your own members or for people in the community. "Cooperation" includes financial contributions, volunteer time by congregational members, space in your building, material donations, etc. Voter registration of voter education; No (VOTE_NO)
TOTAL%
1) Circled35787.9
2) Not Circled4912.1
TOTAL406100.0
175) In the past 12 months, did your congregation directly provide, or cooperate in providing, any of the following services for your own members or for people in the community. "Cooperation" includes financial contributions, volunteer time by congregational members, space in your building, material donations, etc. Voter registration or voter education; Yes, provided directly by your congregation (VOTE_Y1)
TOTAL%
1) Circled276.7
2) Not Circled37993.3
TOTAL406100.0
176) In the past 12 months, did your congregation directly provide, or cooperate in providing, any of the following services for your own members or for people in the community. "Cooperation" includes financial contributions, volunteer time by congregational members, space in your building, material donations, etc. Voter registration or voter education; Yes, cooperated with another congregation, agency, or organization (VOTE_Y2)
TOTAL%
1) Circled112.7
2) Not Circled39597.3
TOTAL406100.0
177) In the past 12 months, did your congregation directly provide, or cooperate in providing, any of the following services for your own members or for people in the community. "Cooperation" includes financial contributions, volunteer time by congregational members, space in your building, material donations, etc. Organized social issue advocacy or community organizing; No (ADVOC_NO)
TOTAL%
1) Circled36589.9
2) Not Circled4110.1
TOTAL406100.0
178) In the past 12 months, did your congregation directly provide, or cooperate in providing, any of the following services for your own members or for people in the community. "Cooperation" includes financial contributions, volunteer time by congregational members, space in your building, material donations, etc. Organized social issue advocacy or community organizing; Yes, provided directly by your congregation (ADVOC_Y1)
TOTAL%
1) Circled174.2
2) Not Circled38995.8
TOTAL406100.0
179) In the past 12 months, did your congregation directly provide, or cooperate in providing, any of the following services for your own members or for people in the community. "Cooperation" includes financial contributions, volunteer time by congregational members, space in your building, material donations, etc. Organized social issue advocacy or community organizing; Yes, cooperated with another congregation, agency, or organization (ADVOC_Y2)
TOTAL%
1) Circled123.0
2) Not Circled39497.0
TOTAL406100.0
180) In the past 12 months, did your congregation directly provide, or cooperate in providing, any of the following services for your own members or for people in the community. "Cooperation" includes financial contributions, volunteer time by congregational members, space in your building, material donations, etc. Employment counseling, placement or training; No (WORK_NO)
TOTAL%
1) Circled36289.2
2) Not Circled4410.8
TOTAL406100.0
181) In the past 12 months, did your congregation directly provide, or cooperate in providing, any of the following services for your own members or for people in the community. "Cooperation" includes financial contributions, volunteer time by congregational members, space in your building, material donations, etc. Employment counseling, placement or training; Yes, provided directly by your congregation (WORK_Y1)
TOTAL%
1) Circled276.7
2) Not Circled37993.3
TOTAL406100.0
182) In the past 12 months, did your congregation directly provide, or cooperate in providing, any of the following services for your own members or for people in the community. "Cooperation" includes financial contributions, volunteer time by congregational members, space in your building, material donations, etc. Employment counseling, placement or training; Yes, cooperated with another congregation, agency, or organization (WORK_Y2)
TOTAL%
1) Circled82.0
2) Not Circled39898.0
TOTAL406100.0
183) In the past 12 months, did your congregation directly provide, or cooperate in providing, any of the following services for your own members or for people in the community. "Cooperation" includes financial contributions, volunteer time by congregational members, space in your building, material donations, etc. Health programs/clinics/health education; No (HEAL_NO)
TOTAL%
1) Circled18746.1
2) Not Circled21953.9
TOTAL406100.0
184) In the past 12 months, did your congregation directly provide, or cooperate in providing, any of the following services for your own members or for people in the community. "Cooperation" includes financial contributions, volunteer time by congregational members, space in your building, material donations, etc. Health programs/clinics/health education; Yes, provided directly by your congregation (HEAL_Y1)
TOTAL%
1) Circled19147.0
2) Not Circled21553.0
TOTAL406100.0
185) In the past 12 months, did your congregation directly provide, or cooperate in providing, any of the following services for your own members or for people in the community. "Cooperation" includes financial contributions, volunteer time by congregational members, space in your building, material donations, etc. Health programs/clinics/health education; Yes, cooperated with another congregation, agency, or organization (HEAL_Y2)
TOTAL%
1) Circled235.7
2) Not Circled38394.3
TOTAL406100.0
186) In the past 12 months, did your congregation directly provide, or cooperate in providing, any of the following services for your own members or for people in the community. "Cooperation" includes financial contributions, volunteer time by congregational members, space in your building, material donations, etc. Hospital or nursing home facilities; No (HOSP_NO)
TOTAL%
1) Circled29773.2
2) Not Circled10926.8
TOTAL406100.0
187) In the past 12 months, did your congregation directly provide, or cooperate in providing, any of the following services for your own members or for people in the community. "Cooperation" includes financial contributions, volunteer time by congregational members, space in your building, material donations, etc. Hospital or nursing home facilities; Yes, provided directly by your congregation (HOSP_Y1)
TOTAL%
1) Circled6917.0
2) Not Circled33783.0
TOTAL406100.0
188) In the past 12 months, did your congregation directly provide, or cooperate in providing, any of the following services for your own members or for people in the community. "Cooperation" includes financial contributions, volunteer time by congregational members, space in your building, material donations, etc. Hospital or nursing home facilities; Yes, cooperated with another congregation, agency, or organization (HOSP_Y2)
TOTAL%
1) Circled307.4
2) Not Circled37692.6
TOTAL406100.0
189) In the past 12 months, did your congregation directly provide, or cooperate in providing, any of the following services for your own members or for people in the community. "Cooperation" includes financial contributions, volunteer time by congregational members, space in your building, material donations, etc. Senior citizen programs (other than housing); No (ELDER_NO)
TOTAL%
1) Circled31276.8
2) Not Circled9423.2
TOTAL406100.0
190) In the past 12 months, did your congregation directly provide, or cooperate in providing, any of the following services for your own members or for people in the community. "Cooperation" includes financial contributions, volunteer time by congregational members, space in your building, material donations, etc. Senior citizen programs (other than housing); Yes, provided directly by your congregation (ELDER_Y1)
TOTAL%
1) Circled6716.5
2) Not Circled33983.5
TOTAL406100.0
191) In the past 12 months, did your congregation directly provide, or cooperate in providing, any of the following services for your own members or for people in the community. "Cooperation" includes financial contributions, volunteer time by congregational members, space in your building, material donations, etc. Senior citizen programs (other than housing); Yes, cooperated with another congregation, agency, or organization (ELDER_Y2)
TOTAL%
1) Circled184.4
2) Not Circled38895.6
TOTAL406100.0
192) In the past 12 months, did your congregation directly provide, or cooperate in providing, any of the following services for your own members or for people in the community. "Cooperation" includes financial contributions, volunteer time by congregational members, space in your building, material donations, etc. Program for migrants or immigrants; No (IMMIG_NO)
TOTAL%
1) Circled35988.4
2) Not Circled4711.6
TOTAL406100.0
193) In the past 12 months, did your congregation directly provide, or cooperate in providing, any of the following services for your own members or for people in the community. "Cooperation" includes financial contributions, volunteer time by congregational members, space in your building, material donations, etc. Program for migrants or immigrants; Yes, provided directly by your congregation (IMMIG_Y1)
TOTAL%
1) Circled235.7
2) Not Circled38394.3
TOTAL406100.0
194) In the past 12 months, did your congregation directly provide, or cooperate in providing, any of the following services for your own members or for people in the community. "Cooperation" includes financial contributions, volunteer time by congregational members, space in your building, material donations, etc. Program for migrants or immigrants; Yes, cooperated with another congregation, agency, or organization (IMMIG_Y2)
TOTAL%
1) Circled133.2
2) Not Circled39396.8
TOTAL406100.0
195) In the past 12 months, did your congregation directly provide, or cooperate in providing, any of the following services for your own members or for people in the community. "Cooperation" includes financial contributions, volunteer time by congregational members, space in your building, material donations, etc. Prison or jail ministry; No (JAIL_NO)
TOTAL%
1) Circled24560.3
2) Not Circled16139.7
TOTAL406100.0
196) In the past 12 months, did your congregation directly provide, or cooperate in providing, any of the following services for your own members or for people in the community. "Cooperation" includes financial contributions, volunteer time by congregational members, space in your building, material donations, etc. Prison or jail ministry; Yes, provided directly by your congregation (JAIL_Y1)
TOTAL%
1) Circled14034.5
2) Not Circled26665.5
TOTAL406100.0
197) In the past 12 months, did your congregation directly provide, or cooperate in providing, any of the following services for your own members or for people in the community. "Cooperation" includes financial contributions, volunteer time by congregational members, space in your building, material donations, etc. Prison or jail ministry; Yes, cooperated with another congregation, agency, or organization (JAIL_Y2)
TOTAL%
1) Circled174.2
2) Not Circled38995.8
TOTAL406100.0
198) In the past 12 months, did your congregation directly provide, or cooperate in providing, any of the following services for your own members or for people in the community. "Cooperation" includes financial contributions, volunteer time by congregational members, space in your building, material donations, etc. Homeless shelter; No (HOMELES0)
TOTAL%
1) Circled33281.8
2) Not Circled7418.2
TOTAL406100.0
199) In the past 12 months, did your congregation directly provide, or cooperate in providing, any of the following services for your own members or for people in the community. "Cooperation" includes financial contributions, volunteer time by congregational members, space in your building, material donations, etc. Homeless shelter; Yes, provided directly by your congregation (HOMELES1)
TOTAL%
1) Circled235.7
2) Not Circled38394.3
TOTAL406100.0
200) In the past 12 months, did your congregation directly provide, or cooperate in providing, any of the following services for your own members or for people in the community. "Cooperation" includes financial contributions, volunteer time by congregational members, space in your building, material donations, etc. Homeless shelter; Yes, cooperated with another congregation, agency, or organization (HOMELES2)
TOTAL%
1) Circled4210.3
2) Not Circled36489.7
TOTAL406100.0
201) In a typical month, about how many people do you estimate are served through the services your congregation directly provides? Estimated number of people served: (NOSERVED)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL34970.84152
202) Does your congregation sponsor, either by itself or as part of a constituency of churches: An Adventist elementary school (SDAELE)
TOTAL%
1) No16641.1
2) Yes23858.9
Missing2 
TOTAL404100.0
203) Does your congregation sponsor, either by itself or as part of a constituency of churches: An Adventist secondary school (SDASEC)
TOTAL%
1) No22759.6
2) Yes15440.4
Missing25 
TOTAL381100.0
204) To what extent is every phase of your congregational activity focused on church growth? 1=each phase independent; 5=every phase focused on church growth (CHGROW)
TOTAL%
1) Each phase independent4010.1
2) 6115.4
3) 15940.3
4) 7418.7
5) Every phase focused on church growth6115.4
Missing11 
TOTAL395100.0
205) What do you see is the potential of your congregation for real growth? 1=no potential; 5=unlimited potential (POTENTL)
TOTAL%
1) 71.8
2) 399.8
3) 12531.3
4) 10726.8
5) 12230.5
Missing6 
TOTAL400100.0
206) What percentage of your membership is the growth goal of your congregation this year? (GROWGOAL)
TOTAL%
0) 8922.0
1) 51.2
2) 102.5
3) 92.2
4) 30.7
5) 5012.3
6) 41.0
7) 61.5
8) 51.2
9) 10.2
10) 10826.7
11) 10.2
12) 10.2
15) 245.9
20) 276.7
25) 133.2
30) 112.7
33) 10.2
35) 20.5
40) 20.5
50) 123.0
51) 10.2
53) 10.2
60) 10.2
65) 10.2
75) 61.5
98) 10.2
99) 102.5
Missing1 
TOTAL405100.0
207) Which of the following best describes the situation in your congregation? 1) We do not have any problem getting people to accept volunteer leadership roles. 2) Recruiting volunteer leaders is a continual challenge, but we eventually find enough willing people 3) We cannot find enough people who are willing to serve (LAYVOLS)
TOTAL%
1) We do not have any problem getting people to accept volunteer leadership roles.12130.1
2) Recruiting volunteer leaders is a continual challenge, but we eventually find enough willing people22756.5
3) We cannot find enough people who are willing to serve5413.4
Missing4 
TOTAL402100.0
208) Please describe your current senior/sole pastor by checking all of the boxes that apply or filling in the requested information. If you have more than one pastor, please check here. If you do not currently have a pastor, please check here. (COPAST)
TOTAL%
1) Multiple positions21100.0
Missing385 
TOTAL21100.0
209) Please describe your current senior/sole pastor by checking all of the boxes that apply or filling in the requested information. Age? (AGECLERG)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL37947.49613
210) Please describe your current senior/sole pastor by checking all of the boxes that apply or filling in the requested information. Paid or Volunteer? (CLERGVOL)
TOTAL%
1) Paid37098.4
2) Volunteer61.6
Missing30 
TOTAL376100.0
211) Please describe your current senior/sole pastor by checking all of the boxes that apply or filling in the requested information. Full time or part time? (FULLTIME)
TOTAL%
1) Full time19453.3
2) Full time, supplemented by outside employment51.4
3) Part time16545.3
Missing42 
TOTAL364100.0
212) Please describe your current senior/sole pastor by checking all of the boxes that apply or filling in the requested information. If part time, how many churches does he/she serve? (SERVETWO)
TOTAL%
0) 20.5
1) 17242.4
2) 15036.9
3) 6616.3
4) 133.2
5) 20.5
7) 10.2
TOTAL406100.0
213) Please describe your current senior/sole pastor by checking all of the boxes that apply or filling in the requested information. If part time, does he/she work at a secular job? (BIVOCAT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes72.7
2) No24897.3
Missing151 
TOTAL255100.0
214) Please describe your current senior/sole pastor by checking all of the boxes that apply or filling in the requested information. Gender? (GENDER)
TOTAL%
1) Male37598.7
2) Female51.3
Missing26 
TOTAL380100.0
215) Please describe your current senior/sole pastor by checking all of the boxes that apply or filling in the requested information. Type of call? (TYPECALL)
TOTAL%
1) Regular call36597.3
2) Temporary/interim102.7
Missing31 
TOTAL375100.0
216) Please describe your current senior/sole pastor by checking all of the boxes that apply or filling in the requested information. Highest level of education? (EDUC)
TOTAL%
1) High school diploma or less92.4
2) Some college or technical246.4
3) College bachelors degree14939.8
4) Masters degree16042.8
5) Doctoral degree328.6
Missing32 
TOTAL374100.0
217) Please describe your current senior/sole pastor by checking all of the boxes that apply or filling in the requested information. Highest level of ministerial eduation? (SEMINARY)
TOTAL%
1) None164.4
2) Certificate or correspondence program102.7
3) Bible college or some seminary14639.8
4) Seminary Masters degree (e.g., M.Div)16043.6
5) Post-Masters, Seminary degree (e.g., D.Min359.5
Missing39 
TOTAL367100.0
218) Please describe your current senior/sole pastor by checking all of the boxes that apply or filling in the requested information. Race/ethnicity? (RACEMIN)
TOTAL%
1) American Indian/Alaska Native30.8
2) Asian92.4
3) Black or African American379.7
4) Hispanic or Latino338.6
5) Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander10.3
6) White28374.1
7) Other164.2
Missing24 
TOTAL382100.0
219) Please describe your current senior/sole pastor by checking all of the boxes that apply or filling in the requested information. This person became your senior/sole pastor in what year? (YRCALLED)
TOTAL%
0) 195.0
6) 10.3
69) 30.8
75) 10.3
78) 10.3
79) 10.3
83) 10.3
84) 30.8
85) 20.5
86) 20.5
87) 20.5
88) 20.5
90) 10.3
91) 82.1
92) 133.4
93) 133.4
94) 143.7
95) 225.8
96) 379.8
97) 5614.8
98) 8622.7
99) 9124.0
Missing27 
TOTAL379100.0
220) How would you rate the skill of your pastor in gaining decisions for membership? 1=Low; 5=High (SKILLDEC)
TOTAL%
1) Low61.7
2) 3910.8
3) 13036.0
4) 11531.9
5) High7119.7
Missing45 
TOTAL361100.0
221) How many senior/sole pastors, including the current one, have served your congregation during the past 10 years? (PASTPAST)
TOTAL%
0) 30.8
1) 276.8
2) 10626.6
3) 14135.4
4) 8922.4
5) 215.3
6) 71.8
7) 20.5
8) 20.5
Missing8 
TOTAL398100.0
222) How long did the previous senior/sole pastor serve your congregation? Years (TENURE)
TOTAL%
0) 123.1
1) 4311.0
2) 6416.3
3) 7719.6
4) 5012.8
5) 4511.5
6) 235.9
7) 317.9
8) 205.1
9) 92.3
10) 71.8
11) 20.5
12) 10.3
13) 10.3
15) 20.5
16) 10.3
20) 10.3
30) 10.3
50) 10.3
71) 10.3
Missing14 
TOTAL392100.0
223) How many paid ministerial and program staff does your congregation have? Number full time, paid (TOTFULL)
TOTAL%
0) 9526.8
1) 20658.2
2) 3610.2
3) 92.5
4) 51.4
5) 10.3
6) 20.6
Missing52 
TOTAL354100.0
224) How many paid ministerial and program staff does your congregation have? Number part time, paid (TOTPART)
TOTAL%
0) 15667.5
1) 6026.0
2) 135.6
3) 10.4
4) 10.4
Missing175 
TOTAL231100.0
225) How many other paid staff members (secretarial, maintenance, etc.)? Full time (SUPFULL)
TOTAL%
0) 20785.9
1) 197.9
2) 125.0
3) 20.8
4) 10.4
Missing165 
TOTAL241100.0
226) How many other paid staff members (secretarial, maintenance, etc.)? Part time (SUPPART)
TOTAL%
0) 18258.0
1) 7824.8
2) 3210.2
3) 175.4
4) 10.3
5) 41.3
Missing92 
TOTAL314100.0
227) During the last 12 months, has your congregation been involved in any of the following types of inter-congregational, ecumenical, or interfaith activities? Joint worship services; No (JOINT_NO)
TOTAL%
1) Circled25061.7
2) Not Circled15538.3
Missing1 
TOTAL405100.0
228) During the last 12 months, has your congregation been involved in any of the following types of inter-congregational, ecumenical, or interfaith activities? Joint worship services; Yes, with other congregations or persons from our denomination (JOINT_Y1)
TOTAL%
1) Circled11728.8
2) Not Circled28971.2
TOTAL406100.0
229) During the last 12 months, has your congregation been involved in any of the following types of inter-congregational, ecumenical, or interfaith activities? Joint worship services; Yes, with other congregations or persons from other Christian denominations (JOINT_Y2)
TOTAL%
1) Circled399.6
2) Not Circled36790.4
TOTAL406100.0
230) During the last 12 months, has your congregation been involved in any of the following types of inter-congregational, ecumenical, or interfaith activities? Joint worship services; Yes, with other congregations or persons from other faith traditions (JOINT_Y3)
TOTAL%
1) Circled61.5
2) Not Circled40098.5
TOTAL406100.0
231) During the last 12 months, has your congregation been involved in any of the following types of inter-congregational, ecumenical, or interfaith activities? Joint celebrations or programs other than worship; No (CELEB_NO)
TOTAL%
1) Circled21051.7
2) Not Circled19648.3
TOTAL406100.0
232) During the last 12 months, has your congregation been involved in any of the following types of inter-congregational, ecumenical, or interfaith activities? Joint celebrations or programs other than worship; Yes, with other congregations or persons from our denomination (CELEB_Y1)
TOTAL%
1) Circled11929.3
2) Not Circled28770.7
TOTAL406100.0
233) During the last 12 months, has your congregation been involved in any of the following types of inter-congregational, ecumenical, or interfaith activities? Joint celebrations or programs other than worship; Yes, with other congregations or persons from other Christian denominations (CELEB_Y2)
TOTAL%
1) Circled7418.2
2) Not Circled33281.8
TOTAL406100.0
234) During the last 12 months, has your congregation been involved in any of the following types of inter-congregational, ecumenical, or interfaith activities? Joint celebrations or programs other than worship; Yes, with other congregations or persons from other faith traditions (CELEB_Y3)
TOTAL%
1) Circled71.7
2) Not Circled39998.3
TOTAL406100.0
235) During the last 12 months, has your congregation been involved in any of the following types of inter-congregational, ecumenical, or interfaith activities? Joint social outreach or service projects; No (DGOOD_NO)
TOTAL%
1) Circled24861.1
2) Not Circled15838.9
TOTAL406100.0
236) During the last 12 months, has your congregation been involved in any of the following types of inter-congregational, ecumenical, or interfaith activities? Joint social outreach or service projects; Yes, with other congregations or persons from our denomination (DGOOD_Y1)
TOTAL%
1) Circled8621.2
2) Not Circled32078.8
TOTAL406100.0
237) During the last 12 months, has your congregation been involved in any of the following types of inter-congregational, ecumenical, or interfaith activities? Joint social outreach or service projects; Yes, with other congregations or persons from other Christian denominations (DGOOD_Y2)
TOTAL%
1) Circled6616.3
2) Not Circled34083.7
TOTAL406100.0
238) During the last 12 months, has your congregation been involved in any of the following types of inter-congregational, ecumenical, or interfaith activities? Joint social outreach or service projects; Yes, with other congregations or persons from other faith traditions (DGOOD_Y3)
TOTAL%
1) Circled82.0
2) Not Circled39898.0
TOTAL406100.0
239) During the last 12 months, has your congregation been involved in any of the following types of inter-congregational, ecumenical, or interfaith activities? Councils of churches or ministerial associations; No (COUNC_NO)
TOTAL%
1) Circled23758.4
2) Not Circled16941.6
TOTAL406100.0
240) During the last 12 months, has your congregation been involved in any of the following types of inter-congregational, ecumenical, or interfaith activities? Councils of churches or ministerial associations; Yes, with other congregations or persons from our denomination (COUNC_Y1)
TOTAL%
1) Circled7418.2
2) Not Circled33281.8
TOTAL406100.0
241) During the last 12 months, has your congregation been involved in any of the following types of inter-congregational, ecumenical, or interfaith activities? Councils of churches or ministerial associations; Yes, with other congregations or persons from other Christian denominations (COUNC_Y2)
TOTAL%
1) Circled10124.9
2) Not Circled30575.1
TOTAL406100.0
242) During the last 12 months, has your congregation been involved in any of the following types of inter-congregational, ecumenical, or interfaith activities? Councils of churches or ministerial associations; Yes, with other congregations or persons from other faith traditions (COUNC_Y3)
TOTAL%
1) Circled174.2
2) Not Circled38995.8
TOTAL406100.0
243) During the last five years has your congregation experienced any disagreements or conflicts in the following areas? Theology (THEOPROB)
TOTAL%
1) No26165.3
2) Yes, and it was very serious235.8
3) Yes, and it was moderately serious5213.0
4) Yes, and it was not very serious6416.0
Missing6 
TOTAL400100.0
244) During the last five years has your congregation experienced any disagreements or conflicts in the following areas? Money/finances/budget (CASHPROB)
TOTAL%
1) No23158.0
2) Yes, and it was very serious164.0
3) Yes, and it was moderately serious5914.8
4) Yes, and it was not very serious9223.1
Missing8 
TOTAL398100.0
245) During the last five years has your congregation experienced any disagreements or conflicts in the following areas? How worship is conducted (WORSPROB)
TOTAL%
1) No20852.5
2) Yes, and it was very serious276.8
3) Yes, and it was moderately serious6516.4
4) Yes, and it was not very serious9624.2
Missing10 
TOTAL396100.0
246) During the last five years has your congregation experienced any disagreements or conflicts in the following areas? Program/mission priorities or emphases (PROGPROB)
TOTAL%
1) No27669.3
2) Yes, and it was very serious205.0
3) Yes, and it was moderately serious338.3
4) Yes, and it was not very serious6917.3
Missing8 
TOTAL398100.0
247) During the last five years has your congregation experienced any disagreements or conflicts in the following areas? Who should make a decision (AUTHPROB)
TOTAL%
1) No21955.6
2) Yes, and it was very serious317.9
3) Yes, and it was moderately serious5814.7
4) Yes, and it was not very serious8621.8
Missing12 
TOTAL394100.0
248) During the last five years has your congregation experienced any disagreements or conflicts in the following areas? Pastor's leadership style (LEADPROB)
TOTAL%
1) No19649.0
2) Yes, and it was very serious4210.5
3) Yes, and it was moderately serious8120.3
4) Yes, and it was not very serious8120.3
Missing6 
TOTAL400100.0
249) During the last five years has your congregation experienced any disagreements or conflicts in the following areas? Pastor's personal behavior (ACTPROB)
TOTAL%
1) No26667.7
2) Yes, and it was very serious297.4
3) Yes, and it was moderately serious328.1
4) Yes, and it was not very serious6616.8
Missing13 
TOTAL393100.0
250) During the last five years has your congregation experienced any disagreements or conflicts in the following areas? Personal behavior of a member or visitor (LAYPROB)
TOTAL%
1) No15439.7
2) Yes, and it was very serious6115.7
3) Yes, and it was moderately serious8321.4
4) Yes, and it was not very serious9023.2
Missing18 
TOTAL388100.0
251) During the last five years has your congregation experienced any disagreements or conflicts in the following areas? Other (OTHPROB)
TOTAL%
1) No6866.7
2) Yes, and it was very serious1716.7
3) Yes, and it was moderately serious65.9
4) Yes, and it was not very serious1110.8
Missing304 
TOTAL102100.0
252) When your congregation purchases worship, educational, stewardship, evangelism, etc. materials or supplies does it purchase them: (BUYDENOM)
TOTAL%
1) Exclusively from denominational suppliers11528.5
2) Primarily from denominational suppliers23859.1
3) Primarily from outside the denomination102.5
4) Exclusively from outside the denomination10.2
5) From a pretty even balance between denominational and non-denominational sources399.7
Missing3 
TOTAL403100.0
253) Which one of the following three statements best describes your congregation? 1) Our congregation has explicit expectations for members that are strictly enforced. 2) Our congregation has fairly clear expectations for members, but the enforcement of these expectations is not very strict. 3) Our congregation has only implicit expectations for members that are seldom, if ever, enforced. (STRICT)
TOTAL%
1) Our congregation has explicit expectations for members that are strictly enforced399.8
2) Our congregation has fairly clear expectations for members, but the enforcement of these expectations is not very strict29474.1
3) Our congregation has only implicit expectations for members that are seldom, if ever, enforced6416.1
Missing9 
TOTAL397100.0
254) Which of the following does your congregation regularly use to communicate with members/participants? Verbal announcements during worship. (COMUN1)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, checked38399.7
2) No, not checked10.3
Missing22 
TOTAL384100.0
255) Which of the following does your congregation regularly use to communicate with members/participants? Printed bulletin distributed during worship. (COMUN2)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, checked367100.0
Missing39 
TOTAL367100.0
256) Which of the following does your congregation regularly use to communicate with members/participants? A newsletter produced by your congregation. (COMUN3)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, checked160100.0
Missing246 
TOTAL160100.0
257) Which of the following does your congregation regularly use to communicate with members/participants? A magazine from your conference or union. (COMUN4)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, checked242100.0
Missing164 
TOTAL242100.0
258) Which of the following does your congregation regularly use to communicate with members/participants? A quarterly or more frequent letter from the pastor. (COMUN5)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, checked87100.0
Missing319 
TOTAL87100.0
259) Does your congregation own, rent, or have regular access to a computer? (COMPUTER)
TOTAL%
1) No399.7
2) Yes-own or lease16841.8
3) Yes-access is through our pastor or other member(s) of the congregation who use their personal computers for congregational business19548.5
Missing4 
TOTAL402100.0
260) IF YES to COMPUTER: What does your congregation use a computer for? Check all that apply: Word processing-e.g., letters, reports, bulletins, sermons (WORDPROC)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, checked343100.0
Missing63 
TOTAL343100.0
261) IF YES to COMPUTER: What does your congregation use a computer for? Check all that apply: List and file management-e.g., membership data bank and address lists (DATABASE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, checked246100.0
Missing160 
TOTAL246100.0
262) IF YES to COMPUTER: What does your congregation use a computer for? Check all that apply: Financial bookkeeping (BOOKKEEP)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, checked275100.0
Missing131 
TOTAL275100.0
263) IF YES to COMPUTER: What does your congregation use a computer for? Check all that apply: Education (EDUCATE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, checked106100.0
Missing300 
TOTAL106100.0
264) IF YES to COMPUTER: What does your congregation use a computer for? Check all that apply: E-mail communication (EMAIL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, checked236100.0
Missing170 
TOTAL236100.0
265) IF YES to COMPUTER: What does your congregation use a computer for? Check all that apply: Congregational web site (WEBSITE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, checked121100.0
Missing285 
TOTAL121100.0
266) IF YES to COMPUTER: What does your congregation use a computer for? Check all that apply: Other (OTHERCOM)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, checked25100.0
Missing381 
TOTAL25100.0
267) Approximately how many persons would you say are associated in any way with the religious life of your congregation, counting both adults and children, counting both anyone (member or not) who attends and members who do not attend? (EVERYONE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL392196.202308
268) Approximately how many persons, both adults and children, would you say regularly participate in the religious life of your congregation, whether or not they are officially members of your congregation? Number of regularly participating adults (18 and over) (REGADULT)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL397108.728195
269) Approximately how many persons, both adults and children, would you say regularly participate in the religious life of your congregation, whether or not they are officially members of your congregation? Number of regularly participating children and teens (17 and under) (REGKIDS)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL38743.81994
270) Since 1995, has the above number of regularly participating adults: (GROWPLAT)
TOTAL%
1) Increased 10% or more10626.6
2) Increased 5% to 9%8621.6
3) Stayed about the same (+/-4%)14135.4
4) Decreased 5% to 9%235.8
5) Decreased 10% or more389.5
6) Our congregation did not exist in 199541.0
Missing8 
TOTAL398100.0
271) Of your total number of regularly participating adults, what percent would you estimate are: American Indian/Alaska Native (AMINDIAN)
TOTAL%
0) 35487.2
1) 256.2
2) 143.4
3) 10.2
4) 10.2
6) 10.2
8) 10.2
10) 20.5
15) 10.2
20) 10.2
40) 10.2
70) 10.2
75) 10.2
80) 10.2
99) 10.2
TOTAL406100.0
272) Of your total number of regularly participating adults, what percent would you estimate are: Asian (ASIAN)
TOTAL%
0) 27768.2
1) 297.1
2) 286.9
3) 41.0
4) 71.7
5) 194.7
6) 10.2
7) 10.2
8) 20.5
9) 10.2
10) 174.2
12) 10.2
15) 10.2
20) 20.5
25) 30.7
30) 10.2
45) 20.5
64) 10.2
71) 10.2
90) 10.2
94) 10.2
97) 10.2
99) 10.2
100) 41.0
TOTAL406100.0
273) Of your total number of regularly participating adults, what percent would you estimate are: Black or African American (BLACK)
TOTAL%
0) 18044.3
1) 317.6
2) 235.7
3) 204.9
4) 71.7
5) 307.4
6) 41.0
7) 20.5
8) 20.5
9) 20.5
10) 225.4
12) 30.7
14) 20.5
15) 61.5
17) 10.2
20) 163.9
25) 10.2
28) 10.2
29) 10.2
30) 71.7
35) 10.2
40) 20.5
45) 10.2
50) 20.5
60) 10.2
80) 30.7
88) 10.2
89) 10.2
90) 61.5
94) 10.2
95) 30.7
96) 10.2
97) 20.5
98) 30.7
99) 82.0
100) 92.2
TOTAL406100.0
274) Of your total number of regularly participating adults, what percent would you estimate are: Hispanic or Latino (LATINO)
TOTAL%
0) 19648.3
1) 379.1
2) 297.1
3) 82.0
4) 143.4
5) 256.2
6) 51.2
7) 20.5
8) 61.5
9) 10.2
10) 266.4
13) 10.2
15) 123.0
16) 10.2
17) 10.2
20) 82.0
25) 30.7
30) 30.7
35) 10.2
40) 10.2
75) 10.2
85) 10.2
90) 10.2
95) 20.5
97) 10.2
98) 20.5
99) 10.2
100) 174.2
TOTAL406100.0
275) Of your total number of regularly participating adults, what percent would you estimate are: Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander (ISLANDER)
TOTAL%
0) 34384.5
1) 153.7
2) 153.7
3) 51.2
4) 41.0
5) 71.7
6) 10.2
7) 10.2
9) 10.2
10) 30.7
15) 41.0
20) 20.5
40) 10.2
45) 10.2
70) 10.2
93) 10.2
100) 10.2
TOTAL406100.0
276) Of your total number of regularly participating adults, what percent would you estimate are: White (WHITE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL40670.58971
277) Of your total number of regularly participating adults, what percent would you estimate are: Other (OTHER)
TOTAL%
0) 34484.7
1) 133.2
2) 102.5
3) 41.0
4) 30.7
5) 163.9
9) 10.2
10) 51.2
20) 10.2
21) 10.2
25) 10.2
50) 10.2
80) 10.2
90) 10.2
96) 10.2
98) 10.2
100) 20.5
TOTAL406100.0
278) Within these racial/ethnic groups, are there any significant national sub-groups (e.g. German, Korean, Irish, Mexican, Carribean, etc)? (SUBGROUP)
TOTAL%
1) Yes10929.5
2) No26170.5
Missing36 
TOTAL370100.0
279) Of the total number of regularly participating adults, what percent would you estimate are: Female (FEMALES)
TOTAL%
2) Hardly Any 1-10%41.0
3) Few 11-20 %61.5
4) Some 21-40%235.8
5) Many 41-60%26566.4
6) Most 61-80%9523.8
7) All or Nearly All 81-100%61.5
Missing7 
TOTAL399100.0
280) Of the total number of regularly participating adults, what percent would you estimate are: Less than high school diploma (LOWEDUC)
TOTAL%
1) None 0%164.1
2) Hardly Any 1-10%14236.1
3) Few 11-20 %12331.3
4) Some 21-40%6516.5
5) Many 41-60%246.1
6) Most 61-80%133.3
7) All or Nearly All 81-100%102.5
Missing13 
TOTAL393100.0
281) Of the total number of regularly participating adults, what percent would you estimate are: At least college graduates (COLLEGE)
TOTAL%
1) None 0%20.5
2) Hardly Any 1-10%6717.1
3) Few 11-20 %10426.5
4) Some 21-40%12732.4
5) Many 41-60%5614.3
6) Most 61-80%307.7
7) All or Nearly All 81-100%61.5
Missing14 
TOTAL392100.0
282) Of the total number of regularly participating adults, what percent would you estimate are: Age 35 or younger (YNGADULT)
TOTAL%
1) None 0%82.1
2) Hardly Any 1-10%4611.8
3) Few 11-20 %9424.1
4) Some 21-40%14136.2
5) Many 41-60%6616.9
6) Most 61-80%297.4
7) All or Nearly All 81-100%61.5
Missing16 
TOTAL390100.0
283) Of the total number of regularly participating adults, what percent would you estimate are: Over 60 years old (OLDADULT)
TOTAL%
1) None 0%20.5
2) Hardly Any 1-10%5213.1
3) Few 11-20 %9223.2
4) Some 21-40%11529.0
5) Many 41-60%8621.7
6) Most 61-80%4210.6
7) All or Nearly All 81-100%71.8
Missing10 
TOTAL396100.0
284) Of the total number of regularly participating adults, what percent would you estimate are: Married (MARRIED)
TOTAL%
1) None 0%10.3
2) Hardly Any 1-10%61.5
3) Few 11-20 %174.3
4) Some 21-40%7218.4
5) Many 41-60%12932.9
6) Most 61-80%13634.7
7) All or Nearly All 81-100%317.9
Missing14 
TOTAL392100.0
285) Of the total number of regularly participating adults, what percent would you estimate are: Life long Adventists (LIFELONG)
TOTAL%
1) None 0%20.5
2) Hardly Any 1-10%4712.1
3) Few 11-20 %7719.9
4) Some 21-40%9624.8
5) Many 41-60%9524.5
6) Most 61-80%6617.1
7) All or Nearly All 81-100%41.0
Missing19 
TOTAL387100.0
286) Of the total number of regularly participating adults, what percent would you estimate are: New to your congregation in the last five years (NEWMEMB)
TOTAL%
1) None 0%41.0
2) Hardly Any 1-10%10526.4
3) Few 11-20 %12832.2
4) Some 21-40%9724.4
5) Many 41-60%379.3
6) Most 61-80%215.3
7) All or Nearly All 81-100%51.3
Missing9 
TOTAL397100.0
287) Of the total number of regularly participating adults, what percent would you estimate are: Living in the immediate area around your church building (NEARBY)
TOTAL%
1) None 0%266.6
2) Hardly Any 1-10%13032.9
3) Few 11-20 %7719.5
4) Some 21-40%7418.7
5) Many 41-60%297.3
6) Most 61-80%4210.6
7) All or Nearly All 81-100%174.3
Missing11 
TOTAL395100.0
288) Of the total number of regularly participating adults, what percent would you estimate are: Commuting more than 15 minutes to get to your worship services (COMMUTE)
TOTAL%
1) None 0%41.0
2) Hardly Any 1-10%4712.0
3) Few 11-20 %5915.0
4) Some 21-40%10326.2
5) Many 41-60%8321.1
6) Most 61-80%6917.6
7) All or Nearly All 81-100%287.1
Missing13 
TOTAL393100.0
289) Of the total number of regularly participating adults, what percent would you estimate are: Currently holding volunteer leadership roles in your congregation, like serving on administrative committees, teaching Sabbath school, running outreach programs, etc. (VOLS)
TOTAL%
1) None 0%61.5
2) Hardly Any 1-10%205.1
3) Few 11-20 %7218.2
4) Some 21-40%11428.8
5) Many 41-60%10025.3
6) Most 61-80%6215.7
7) All or Nearly All 81-100%225.6
Missing10 
TOTAL396100.0
290) Of the total number of regularly participating adults, what percent would you estimate are: In households with incomes below $20,000 (POORHH)
TOTAL%
1) None 0%92.3
2) Hardly Any 1-10%11128.0
3) Few 11-20 %12431.3
4) Some 21-40%8822.2
5) Many 41-60%4110.4
6) Most 61-80%194.8
7) All or Nearly All 81-100%41.0
Missing10 
TOTAL396100.0
291) Of the total number of regularly participating adults, what percent would you estimate are: In households with children under 18 present (KIDATHOM)
TOTAL%
1) None 0%112.8
2) Hardly Any 1-10%8220.7
3) Few 11-20 %9423.7
4) Some 21-40%12732.1
5) Many 41-60%5914.9
6) Most 61-80%215.3
7) All or Nearly All 81-100%20.5
Missing10 
TOTAL396100.0
292) Of the total number of regularly participating adults, what percent would you estimate are: Were not born in this country (NONNATVE)
TOTAL%
1) None 0%7619.2
2) Hardly Any 1-10%18246.0
3) Few 11-20 %5413.6
4) Some 21-40%246.1
5) Many 41-60%164.0
6) Most 61-80%235.8
7) All or Nearly All 81-100%215.3
Missing10 
TOTAL396100.0
293) Of the total number of regularly participating adults, what percent would you estimate are: Meeting in small fellowship or study groups (SMGROUPS)
TOTAL%
1) None 0%4611.7
2) Hardly Any 1-10%14637.2
3) Few 11-20 %10927.8
4) Some 21-40%6215.8
5) Many 41-60%184.6
6) Most 61-80%71.8
7) All or Nearly All 81-100%41.0
Missing14 
TOTAL392100.0
294) Of the total number of regularly participating adults, what percent would you estimate are: Regularly attending mid-week meetings such as prayer meeting (MIDWEEK)
TOTAL%
1) None 0%307.5
2) Hardly Any 1-10%11428.4
3) Few 11-20 %13032.4
4) Some 21-40%9623.9
5) Many 41-60%225.5
6) Most 61-80%71.7
7) All or Nearly All 81-100%20.5
Missing5 
TOTAL401100.0
295) Of your total number of adult participants, how many would you estimate are involved in: Recruiting new members (RECRUIT)
TOTAL%
1) Almost all164.0
2) Most389.4
3) Some15738.8
4) Few18946.7
5) None51.2
Missing1 
TOTAL405100.0
296) Of your total number of adult participants, how many would you estimate are involved in: Activities outside of worship that strengthen their faith (FAITHWRK)
TOTAL%
1) Almost all133.2
2) Most7719.2
3) Some21052.2
4) Few9824.4
5) None41.0
Missing4 
TOTAL402100.0
297) Of your total number of adult participants, how many would you estimate are involved in: Expressing their faith through helping others (HELPOTH)
TOTAL%
1) Almost all246.0
2) Most12330.7
3) Some19648.9
4) Few5714.2
5) None10.2
Missing5 
TOTAL401100.0
298) How many of the high school age children of your adult participants would you estimate are involved in the religious life and activities or your congregation? (TEENACT)
TOTAL%
1) Almost all4010.5
2) Most10327.0
3) Some12532.8
4) Few6617.3
5) Hardly any4712.3
Missing25 
TOTAL381100.0
299) What was the official membership of your congregation as of January 1, 2000? (BOOKMEMB)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL383213.648316
300) How would you describe your congregation's financial health currently and 5 years ago (1995)? Currently: (FINAN00)
TOTAL%
1) Excellent9423.3
2) Good16140.0
3) Tight, but manageable12230.3
4) In some difficulty225.5
5) In serious difficulty41.0
Missing3 
TOTAL403100.0
301) How would you describe your congregation's financial health currently and 5 years ago (1995)? 1995: (FINAN95)
TOTAL%
1) Excellent5915.2
2) Good13635.1
3) Tight, but manageable13434.5
4) In some difficulty4411.3
5) In serious difficulty92.3
6) Our congregation did not exist in 199561.5
Missing18 
TOTAL388100.0
302) Approximately how much income did your congregation receive last year from all sources (e.g., tithes, local and denominational offerings, pledges, interest, bequests, endowment income, etc.)? TOTAL INCOME: (TOTINCOM)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL352279867.168478166
303) Approximately what percentage of your church's total income last year was from endowments or investments? (ENDOWPCT)
TOTAL%
0) 29472.6
1) 317.7
2) 245.9
3) 20.5
4) 20.5
5) 256.2
8) 10.2
10) 92.2
11) 10.2
12) 10.2
15) 30.7
20) 30.7
25) 10.2
29) 10.2
30) 10.2
33) 10.2
36) 10.2
40) 10.2
45) 10.2
59) 10.2
70) 10.2
Missing1 
TOTAL405100.0
304) Approximately how much money did your congregation spend in the following areas last year? All staff salaries and benefits: (SALARY$)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL3269436.21219368
305) Approximately how much money did your congregation spend in the following areas last year? Congregation operations (including building, property and grounds, utilities, mortgage, insurance, maintenance, equipment, etc.): (OPEXPENS)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL34921003.9824051
306) Approximately how much money did your congregation spend in the following areas last year? Capital improvements, building fund, etc.: (CAPITAL)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL31327849.19896465
307) Approximately how much money did your congregation spend in the following areas last year? Program support and materials: (ROGEXP)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL3106105.3110067
308) Approximately how much money did your congregation spend in the following areas last year? Local mission work and outreach work (e.g., evangelism, community services, etc.): (LOCMISS)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL3415443.5787837
309) Approximately how much money did your congregation spend in the following areas last year? National/International work (NATMISS)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL2702262.477663
310) Approximately how much money did your congregation spend in the following areas last year? Subsidies to schools, day care, before/after school programs, and student aid: (SCHOOL$)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL33415781.69223591
311) Approximately how much money did your congregation spend in the following areas last year? Money put to reserve/endowments/investments: (INVESTED)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL2716842.98216000
312) Approximately how much money did your congregation spend in the following areas last year? Other: (OTHEREXP)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL1508401.30720652
313) Approximately how much money did your congregation spend in the following areas last year? Total expenditures: (TOTALEXP)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL29190689.924147597
314) What was the tithe income for your congregation last year? (TITHE99)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL372169168.344316117
315) What was the total of non-tithe funds remitted to the conference from your congregation last year (CONFUN99)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL35038009.669270998
316) During the past 12 months, what methods did your congregation use to encourage financial giving among members? Sermons on stewardship or appeals by pastor (STEWSERM)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, checked31377.3
2) No, not checked9222.7
Missing1 
TOTAL405100.0
317) During the past 12 months, what methods did your congregation use to encourage financial giving among members? Appeals or testimonies from lay members during worship services (APPEALS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, checked22355.3
2) No, not checked18044.7
Missing3 
TOTAL403100.0
318) During the past 12 months, what methods did your congregation use to encourage financial giving among members? Special fund raisers (fairs, yard sales, bake sales, etc) (BAKESALE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, checked15438.3
2) No, not checked24861.7
Missing4 
TOTAL402100.0
319) During the past 12 months, what methods did your congregation use to encourage financial giving among members? Appeals based on specific, concrete, and special needs (NEEDBEG)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, checked31478.3
2) No, not checked8721.7
Missing5 
TOTAL401100.0
320) During the past 12 months, what methods did your congregation use to encourage financial giving among members? Distribution of promotional material such as bulletin inserts (PROMO)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, checked26265.2
2) No, not checked14034.8
Missing4 
TOTAL402100.0
321) During the past 12 months, what methods did your congregation use to encourage financial giving among members? Canvassing members by phone or in person (e.g., member visitation) (CANVASS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, checked5914.7
2) No, not checked34285.3
Missing5 
TOTAL401100.0
322) During the past 12 months, what methods did your congregation use to encourage financial giving among members? Pledge or commitment cards (PLEDGES)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, checked12230.4
2) No, not checked27969.6
Missing5 
TOTAL401100.0
323) During the past 12 months, what methods did your congregation use to encourage financial giving among members? Offering envelopes with suggested giving guidelines (ENVELOPE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, checked28370.6
2) No, not checked11829.4
Missing5 
TOTAL401100.0
324) NO CATEGORY LABEL (TITHEUSE)
TOTAL%
1) Members are told that they must place all tithe in the Tithe Fund that is sent to the conference.33388.8
2) Members think that it is permissible to use a portion of their tithe for local or other needy ministries.4211.2
Missing31 
TOTAL375100.0
325) Does your congregation operate with a formal, written, annual budget? (BUDGET)
TOTAL%
1) Yes27970.8
2) No11529.2
Missing12 
TOTAL394100.0
326) Does your congregation have a mortgage or other debt? (MORTGAGE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes2100.0
Missing404 
TOTAL2100.0
327) Does your congregation have a written mission or vision statement? (VISSTATE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes266.7
2) No133.3
Missing403 
TOTAL3100.0
328) Region of congregation (Nine Census Divisions) (REGION9)
TOTAL%
1) 133.4
2) 338.8
3) 6216.4
4) 225.8
5) 369.5
6) 5915.6
7) 4010.6
8) 359.3
9) 7720.4
Missing29 
TOTAL377100.0
329) Region of congregation (Four Census Regions) (REGION4)
TOTAL%
1) 4612.2
2) 12031.8
3) 9926.3
4) 11229.7
Missing29 
TOTAL377100.0
330) I-SIZPLACE: How would you describe the place where your congregation's primary worship building is located? (For use with online analysis) (I-SIZPLACE)
TOTAL%
1) Rural or open country5112.6
2) Town or village of less than 10,0008721.5
3) In or around a city of 10,000 to 49,99911729.0
4) In or around a city of 50,000 to 249,9998922.0
5) In or around a city of 250,000+6014.9
Missing2 
TOTAL404100.0
331) I-SATATTEN: What is the total attendance for all services held on a typical Sabbath? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-SATATTEN)
TOTAL%
1) 0-5015839.5
2) 51-10010125.3
3) 101-2509122.8
4) 251-400328.0
5) 401-2200184.5
Missing6 
TOTAL400100.0