Beliefs and Inter-Church Relations, Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, 1987

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All frequencies are raw numbers (no weights used).
1) Sequence number (SEQNO)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL1449725.001418
2) Lay respondent identification number (LAYID)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL718464.586285
3) Church work type (CWTYPE)
TOTAL%
1) Clergy35548.6
2) Teacher31242.7
3) Lay worker648.8
Missing718 
TOTAL731100.0
4) Church work status (CWTYPE and CWSTATUS combined from Panels 851 and 861) (Category labels are found in the attached summary document.) (CWSTATUS)
TOTAL%
1001) 23231.7
1002) 152.1
1003) 314.2
1006) 172.3
1007) 10.1
1011) 91.2
1012) 172.3
1013) 30.4
1014) 20.3
1022) 60.8
1032) 20.3
1033) 10.1
1061) 172.3
1072) 20.3
2001) 18124.8
2002) 375.1
2003) 527.1
2005) 253.4
2006) 101.4
2009) 71.0
3012) 121.6
3013) 10.1
3014) 101.4
3015) 364.9
3016) 10.1
3017) 40.5
Missing718 
TOTAL731100.0
5) Church work identification number (CWNO)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL731783.732485
6) Church work identification block (combination of CWSTATUS and CWNO) (CWID)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL73116072248.3946449785
7) Which of the following statements regarding the bible comes closest to your personal beliefs? (BIBLE1)
TOTAL%
1) The Bible is the inspired word of God. It is therefore inerrant and our only norm for faith and life.113278.5
2) The Bible is the inspired word of God. It is therefore inerrant in spiritual matters and our only norm for faith and life. But it is not inerrant in matters of science, history or other secular fields.23516.3
3) The Bible is the inspired word of God. While it is our only norm for faith and life, it was written by human beings, and therefore subject to errors in both spiritual and secular matters.704.9
4) The Bible is a worthy book for study and contains excellent rules by which to order one's life, but it is neither divinely "inspired" nor "inerrant."40.3
7) Multiple response10.1
Missing7 
TOTAL1442100.0
8) Which of the following statements about Christ comes closest to your own belief? (CHRIST1)
TOTAL%
1) Jesus Christ was truly divine in nature, but was not human in the sense you and I are.281.9
2) Jesus Christ was truly human in nature, and less divine than God the Father.80.6
3) Jesus Christ was both truly human and truly divine.140997.3
4) Jesus Christ was neither truly human nor truly divine.20.1
7) Multiple response10.1
Missing1 
TOTAL1448100.0
9) Which of the following statements about Holy Communion comes closest to your own beliefs? (HOLYCOM1)
TOTAL%
1) Holy Communion is a sacrament; a means of grace which has as its chief purpose the forgiveness of sins.133292.4
2) Holy Communion is an important rite in the church which has as its chief purpose the commemoration of the suffering and death of Christ.845.8
3) Holy Communion is an important rite of the church which has as its chief purpose to remind us of our oneness as Christians.251.7
8) New response10.1
Missing7 
TOTAL1442100.0
10) Which of the following statements regarding the basic nature of people comes closest to your own beliefs? (NATURE1)
TOTAL%
1) People are inherently good.433.0
2) People are neither inherently good nor inherently sinful, but may become good or sinful depending on their environment.523.6
3) People are naturally base and sinful, but can rise above their baser instincts and do great works pleasing to God.1208.3
4) People are sinful by nature and, by themselves, can do nothing to change that.122685.1
Missing8 
TOTAL1441100.0
11) Which of the following statements about the gifts of the Holy Spirit comes closest to your own beliefs? (HOLSPT1)
TOTAL%
1) The gifts of the Holy Spirit, including "speaking in tongues," serve as indispensable proofs that the individual is saved.483.3
2) The gifts of the Holy Spirit are varied, but the absence of certain gifts is no indication that one is not a Christian.138196.1
4) The gifts of the Holy Spirit were merely early Christian myths to explain the extraordinary events in the early church recorded in the New Testament.80.6
Missing12 
TOTAL1437100.0
12) In your opinion, which of the following statements most accurately describes the relationship between the gifts of the Holy Spirit and the church today? (HOLSPT2)
TOTAL%
1) All of the gifts of the Holy Spirit referred to in the Bible were not present in the early church, but some may not be present in the church today.58740.8
2) All of the gifts of the Holy Spirit referred to in the Bible were present in the early church and are promised to the church today.84258.5
3) None of the gifts of the Holy Spirit referred to in the Bible are present in the church today.50.3
4) The gifts of the Holy Spirit described in the New Testament were merely ways to rationalize the actions of the early church leaders.50.3
Missing10 
TOTAL1439100.0
13) Which of the following statements comes closest to your own belief about the primary reason for Jesus' death? (JESUS1)
TOTAL%
1) Jesus died as our substitute, to pay the debt incurred by our sins under God's law.142898.9
2) Jesus died as a martyr for social justice.40.3
3) Jesus died as an example for us so that we would know how to love each other.60.4
4) Jesus died because of the betrayal of his own people.60.4
Missing5 
TOTAL1444100.0
14) Which of the following statements comes closest to your own belief about Baptism? (BAPTISM1)
TOTAL%
1) Baptism is primarily a means of grace through which we receive forgiveness of sins.137295.0
2) Baptism is primarily a personal testament that an individual has decided to become a Christian.453.1
3) Baptism is primarily a rite of passage which tells everyone "this person is now a member of our church."211.5
4) Baptism is primarily a ritual which allows family and friends to officially name and welcome a new-born child.50.3
8) New response10.1
Missing5 
TOTAL1444100.0
15) The official doctrinal stance of the Lutheran church is contained in a group of writings known collectively as the Lutheran Confessions. How familiar would you say you are with the Lutheran Confessions? (FAMLUCO1)
TOTAL%
1) Very familiar42329.6
2) Somewhat familiar79455.5
3) Not at all familiar1359.4
4) Not sure, don't know785.5
Missing19 
TOTAL1430100.0
16) Do you happen to know if the following is included among the Lutheran Confessions - The Apology to the Augsburg Confession. (LUTCONF1)
TOTAL%
0) No52536.2
1) Yes92463.8
TOTAL1449100.0
17) Do you happen to know if the following is included among the Lutheran Confessions - The Nicene Creed. (LUTCONF2)
TOTAL%
0) No49734.3
1) Yes95265.7
TOTAL1449100.0
18) Do you happen to know if the following is included among the Lutheran Confessions - The Small Catechism. (LUTCONF3)
TOTAL%
0) No45431.3
1) Yes99568.7
TOTAL1449100.0
19) Do you happen to know if the following is included among the Lutheran Confessions - The Augsburg Confession. (LUTCONF4)
TOTAL%
0) No37025.5
1) Yes107974.5
TOTAL1449100.0
20) Do you happen to know if the following is included among the Lutheran Confessions - The Book of Common Prayer. (LUTCONF5)
TOTAL%
0) No139796.4
1) Yes523.6
TOTAL1449100.0
21) Do you happen to know if the following is included among the Lutheran Confessions - The Formula of Concord. (LUTCONF6)
TOTAL%
0) No48633.5
1) Yes96366.5
TOTAL1449100.0
22) Do you happen to know if the following is included among the Lutheran Confessions - The Heidelberg Catechism. (LUTCONF7)
TOTAL%
0) No143899.2
1) Yes110.8
TOTAL1449100.0
23) Do you happen to know if the following is included among the Lutheran Confessions - Don't know/not sure. (LUTCONF8)
TOTAL%
0) No119682.5
1) Yes25317.5
TOTAL1449100.0
24) Which of the following statements comes closest to your own understanding of the church's position on the Lutheran Confessions? (UDLUTCF)
TOTAL%
1) We accept the Lutheran Confessions because we believe they are a true exposition of scripture.116481.1
2) We accept the Lutheran Confessions because we believe they are in accord with scripture.1037.2
3) We accept the Lutheran Confessions as a good historical record of what our Lutheran fathers believed, but they are not necessarily binding on us today.70.5
4) I'm not sure of the church's position on the Lutheran Confessions.16211.3
Missing13 
TOTAL1436100.0
25) The term "fellowship" has many different meanings. In terms of our relationship as a church body with other Christian denominations, what does the term "fellowship" means to you? Please select the statement below which comes closest to your understanding of the meaning of "fellowship." (FELLOWSH)
TOTAL%
1) Entering into an organizational merger with another denomination.815.6
2) Allowing pastors from another denomination to preach in our congregations, and allowing members of our churches to commune together.85859.7
3) Cooperation in various areas excluding worship; helping the poor, resettling refugees, etc.35224.5
4) Allowing members of our churches to have social gatherings with members of the other denomination.996.9
5) Don't know, or haven't really thought about it.382.6
7) Multiple response60.4
8) New response20.1
Missing13 
TOTAL1436100.0
26) In your opinion, which of the following criteria should the LCMS use to determine whether or not to enter into church fellowship with another church body? (ANTHBODY)
TOTAL%
1) Complete agreement on every issue of doctrine.60642.1
2) Agreement on issues of central doctrine, and agreement "to disagree" on issues of less important doctrines.61842.9
3) Doctrinal agreement is not necessary, since diversity is good for the vitality of the church.171.2
4) Enter into fellowship with all those who confess Christ as their savior, regardless of specific doctrinal differences.19313.4
7) Multiple response10.1
8) New response40.3
Missing10 
TOTAL1439100.0
27) How familiar are you with the following denomination's doctrines or beliefs - United Methodist. (DENDOCT1)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all familiar33923.7
2) Somewhat familiar84458.9
3) Very familiar16311.4
9) Not sure866.0
Missing17 
TOTAL1432100.0
28) How familiar are you with the following denomination's doctrines or beliefs - Lutheran Church in America. (DENDOCT2)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all familiar1127.8
2) Somewhat familiar73751.4
3) Very familiar53937.6
9) Not sure453.1
Missing16 
TOTAL1433100.0
29) How familiar are you with the following denomination's doctrines or beliefs - Presbyterian Church (USA). (DENDOCT3)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all familiar47333.1
2) Somewhat familiar73351.4
3) Very familiar1228.5
9) Not sure996.9
Missing22 
TOTAL1427100.0
30) How familiar are you with the following denomination's doctrines or beliefs - Roman Catholic. (DENDOCT4)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all familiar755.2
2) Somewhat familiar76853.4
3) Very familiar57339.8
9) Not sure221.5
Missing11 
TOTAL1438100.0
31) How familiar are you with the following denomination's doctrines or beliefs - Southern Baptist. (DENDOCT5)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all familiar37526.3
2) Somewhat familiar71149.8
3) Very familiar25617.9
9) Not sure866.0
Missing21 
TOTAL1428100.0
32) How familiar are you with the following denomination's doctrines or beliefs - American Lutheran Church. (DENDOCT6)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all familiar1158.1
2) Somewhat familiar70949.6
3) Very familiar55538.9
9) Not sure493.4
Missing21 
TOTAL1428100.0
33) How familiar are you with the following denomination's doctrines or beliefs - Episcopal. (DENDOCT7)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all familiar50735.6
2) Somewhat familiar63344.5
3) Very familiar17312.1
9) Not sure1117.8
Missing25 
TOTAL1424100.0
34) How familiar are you with the following denomination's doctrines or beliefs - Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormon). (DENDOCT8)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all familiar34924.4
2) Somewhat familiar72050.3
3) Very familiar27018.9
9) Not sure916.4
Missing19 
TOTAL1430100.0
35) How familiar are you with the following denomination's doctrines or beliefs - Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod. (DENDOCT9)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all familiar24517.1
2) Somewhat familiar58440.8
3) Very familiar53237.2
9) Not sure704.9
Missing18 
TOTAL1431100.0
36) How familiar are you with the following denomination's doctrines or beliefs - United Church of Christ. (DENDOC10)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all familiar67647.5
2) Somewhat familiar54638.3
3) Very familiar815.7
9) Not sure1218.5
Missing25 
TOTAL1424100.0
37) How familiar are you with the following denomination's doctrines or beliefs - Easter Orthodox. (DENDOC11)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all familiar79855.9
2) Somewhat familiar41429.0
3) Very familiar664.6
9) Not sure14910.4
Missing22 
TOTAL1427100.0
38) How familiar are you with the following denomination's doctrines or beliefs - Assemblies of God. (DENDOC12)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all familiar62944.0
2) Somewhat familiar52036.4
3) Very familiar1339.3
9) Not sure14810.3
Missing19 
TOTAL1430100.0
39) How familiar are you with the following denomination's doctrines or beliefs - Association of Evangelical Lutheran Churches. (DENDOC13)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all familiar28119.7
2) Somewhat familiar56539.5
3) Very familiar48133.7
9) Not sure1027.1
Missing20 
TOTAL1429100.0
40) How frequently do you come into contact with members of the following church body through relationships at work, in your neighborhood, or other social contacts - United Methodist. (CONTACT1)
TOTAL%
1) Never1017.0
2) Seldom, less than once a month38927.1
3) Occasionally, less than every week, but at least once a month40928.5
4) Frequently, at least once a week37326.0
9) Don't know or not sure16411.4
Missing13 
TOTAL1436100.0
41) How frequently do you come into contact with members of the following church body through relationships at work, in your neighborhood, or other social contacts - Lutheran Church in America. (CONTACT2)
TOTAL%
1) Never1188.2
2) Seldom, less than once a month44030.6
3) Occasionally, less than every week, but at least once a month41028.5
4) Frequently, at least once a week34023.7
9) Don't know or not sure1299.0
Missing12 
TOTAL1437100.0
42) How frequently do you come into contact with members of the following church body through relationships at work, in your neighborhood, or other social contacts - Presbyterian Church (USA). (CONTACT3)
TOTAL%
1) Never16211.3
2) Seldom, less than once a month53337.2
3) Occasionally, less than every week, but at least once a month35324.7
4) Frequently, at least once a week18412.8
9) Don't know or not sure20014.0
Missing17 
TOTAL1432100.0
43) How frequently do you come into contact with members of the following church body through relationships at work, in your neighborhood, or other social contacts - Roman Catholic. (CONTACT4)
TOTAL%
1) Never211.5
2) Seldom, less than once a month21014.6
3) Occasionally, less than every week, but at least once a month40828.3
4) Frequently, at least once a week77453.8
9) Don't know or not sure271.9
Missing9 
TOTAL1440100.0
44) How frequently do you come into contact with members of the following church body through relationships at work, in your neighborhood, or other social contacts - Southern Baptist. (CONTACT5)
TOTAL%
1) Never24116.8
2) Seldom, less than once a month44431.0
3) Occasionally, less than every week, but at least once a month31221.8
4) Frequently, at least once a week26518.5
9) Don't know or not sure16911.8
Missing18 
TOTAL1431100.0
45) How frequently do you come into contact with members of the following church body through relationships at work, in your neighborhood, or other social contacts - American Lutheran Church. (CONTACT6)
TOTAL%
1) Never855.9
2) Seldom, less than once a month42729.7
3) Occasionally, less than every week, but at least once a month44130.7
4) Frequently, at least once a week34323.9
9) Don't know or not sure1409.7
Missing13 
TOTAL1436100.0
46) How frequently do you come into contact with members of the following church body through relationships at work, in your neighborhood, or other social contacts - Episcopal. (CONTACT7)
TOTAL%
1) Never26118.2
2) Seldom, less than once a month55338.6
3) Occasionally, less than every week, but at least once a month21615.1
4) Frequently, at least once a week1329.2
9) Don't know or not sure27118.9
Missing16 
TOTAL1433100.0
47) How frequently do you come into contact with members of the following church body through relationships at work, in your neighborhood, or other social contacts - Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormons). (CONTACT8)
TOTAL%
1) Never44931.4
2) Seldom, less than once a month57440.2
3) Occasionally, less than every week, but at least once a month1067.4
4) Frequently, at least once a week694.8
9) Don't know or not sure23116.2
Missing20 
TOTAL1429100.0
48) How frequently do you come into contact with members of the following church body through relationships at work, in your neighborhood, or other social contacts - Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod. (CONTACT9)
TOTAL%
1) Never35124.4
2) Seldom, less than once a month52136.3
3) Occasionally, less than every week, but at least once a month23116.1
4) Frequently, at least once a week1057.3
9) Don't know or not sure22815.9
Missing13 
TOTAL1436100.0
49) How frequently do you come into contact with members of the following church body through relationships at work, in your neighborhood, or other social contacts - United Church of Christ. (CONTAC10)
TOTAL%
1) Never34524.1
2) Seldom, less than once a month49134.3
3) Occasionally, less than every week, but at least once a month19013.3
4) Frequently, at least once a week946.6
9) Don't know or not sure31321.8
Missing16 
TOTAL1433100.0
50) How frequently do you come into contact with members of the following church body through relationships at work, in your neighborhood, or other social contacts - Eastern Orthodox. (CONTAC11)
TOTAL%
1) Never72850.8
2) Seldom, less than once a month29720.7
3) Occasionally, less than every week, but at least once a month543.8
4) Frequently, at least once a week322.2
9) Don't know or not sure32122.4
Missing17 
TOTAL1432100.0
51) How frequently do you come into contact with members of the following church body through relationships at work, in your neighborhood, or other social contacts - Assemblies of God. (CONTAC12)
TOTAL%
1) Never36325.4
2) Seldom, less than once a month45231.6
3) Occasionally, less than every week, but at least once a month21114.7
4) Frequently, at least once a week986.8
9) Don't know or not sure30721.5
Missing18 
TOTAL1431100.0
52) How frequently do you come into contact with members of the following church body through relationships at work, in your neighborhood, or other social contacts - Association of Evangelical Lutheran Churches. (CONTAC13)
TOTAL%
1) Never29620.6
2) Seldom, less than once a month43830.5
3) Occasionally, less than every week, but at least once a month22515.7
4) Frequently, at least once a week16311.4
9) Don't know or not sure31421.9
Missing13 
TOTAL1436100.0
53) From what you personally know or have experienced about the beliefs and practices of the denominations below, would you say you have a positive, negative, or no opinion about each of them? - United Methodist. (BELPOS1)
TOTAL%
1) Very negative opinion201.4
2) Mostly negative opinion24817.5
3) No opinion one way or the other53237.4
4) Mostly positive opinion54438.3
5) Very positive opinion775.4
Missing28 
TOTAL1421100.0
54) From what you personally know or have experienced about the beliefs and practices of the denominations below, would you say you have a positive, negative, or no opinion about each of them? - Lutheran Church in America. (BELPOS2)
TOTAL%
1) Very negative opinion271.9
2) Mostly negative opinion22115.5
3) No opinion one way or the other27519.3
4) Mostly positive opinion67447.4
5) Very positive opinion22615.9
Missing26 
TOTAL1423100.0
55) From what you personally know or have experienced about the beliefs and practices of the denominations below, would you say you have a positive, negative, or no opinion about each of them? - Presbyterian Church (USA). (BELPOS3)
TOTAL%
1) Very negative opinion161.1
2) Mostly negative opinion17312.2
3) No opinion one way or the other65546.0
4) Mostly positive opinion50735.6
5) Very positive opinion725.1
Missing26 
TOTAL1423100.0
56) From what you personally know or have experienced about the beliefs and practices of the denominations below, would you say you have a positive, negative, or no opinion about each of them? - Roman Catholic. (BELPOS4)
TOTAL%
1) Very negative opinion896.2
2) Mostly negative opinion41128.8
3) No opinion one way or the other25317.7
4) Mostly positive opinion58340.9
5) Very positive opinion906.3
Missing23 
TOTAL1426100.0
57) From what you personally know or have experienced about the beliefs and practices of the denominations below, would you say you have a positive, negative, or no opinion about each of them? - Southern Baptist. (BELPOS5)
TOTAL%
1) Very negative opinion332.3
2) Mostly negative opinion31221.9
3) No opinion one way or the other53037.1
4) Mostly positive opinion48534.0
5) Very positive opinion674.7
Missing22 
TOTAL1427100.0
58) From what you personally know or have experienced about the beliefs and practices of the denominations below, would you say you have a positive, negative, or no opinion about each of them? - American Lutheran Church. (BELPOS6)
TOTAL%
1) Very negative opinion171.2
2) Mostly negative opinion17412.2
3) No opinion one way or the other26918.9
4) Mostly positive opinion72450.9
5) Very positive opinion23916.8
Missing26 
TOTAL1423100.0
59) From what you personally know or have experienced about the beliefs and practices of the denominations below, would you say you have a positive, negative, or no opinion about each of them? - Episcopal. (BELPOS7)
TOTAL%
1) Very negative opinion221.5
2) Mostly negative opinion17812.5
3) No opinion one way or the other69448.9
4) Mostly positive opinion44731.5
5) Very positive opinion795.6
Missing29 
TOTAL1420100.0
60) From what you personally know or have experienced about the beliefs and practices of the denominations below, would you say you have a positive, negative, or no opinion about each of them? - Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormons). (BELPOS8)
TOTAL%
1) Very negative opinion79855.9
2) Mostly negative opinion38126.7
3) No opinion one way or the other19013.3
4) Mostly positive opinion433.0
5) Very positive opinion151.1
Missing22 
TOTAL1427100.0
61) From what you personally know or have experienced about the beliefs and practices of the denominations below, would you say you have a positive, negative, or no opinion about each of them? - Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod. (BELPOS9)
TOTAL%
1) Very negative opinion382.7
2) Mostly negative opinion16811.8
3) No opinion one way or the other41529.1
4) Mostly positive opinion57640.4
5) Very positive opinion23016.1
Missing22 
TOTAL1427100.0
62) From what you personally know or have experienced about the beliefs and practices of the denominations below, would you say you have a positive, negative, or no opinion about each of them? - United Church of Christ. (BELPOS10)
TOTAL%
1) Very negative opinion674.7
2) Mostly negative opinion30121.2
3) No opinion one way or the other79455.8
4) Mostly positive opinion23116.2
5) Very positive opinion292.0
Missing27 
TOTAL1422100.0
63) From what you personally know or have experienced about the beliefs and practices of the denominations below, would you say you have a positive, negative, or no opinion about each of them? - Eastern Orthodox. (BELPOS11)
TOTAL%
1) Very negative opinion785.5
2) Mostly negative opinion21114.9
3) No opinion one way or the other93665.9
4) Mostly positive opinion17512.3
5) Very positive opinion201.4
Missing29 
TOTAL1420100.0
64) From what you personally know or have experienced about the beliefs and practices of the denominations below, would you say you have a positive, negative, or no opinion about each of them? - Assemblies of God. (BELPOS12)
TOTAL%
1) Very negative opinion14310.0
2) Mostly negative opinion43330.4
3) No opinion one way or the other60842.7
4) Mostly positive opinion20814.6
5) Very positive opinion332.3
Missing24 
TOTAL1425100.0
65) From what you personally know or have experienced about the beliefs and practices of the denominations below, would you say you have a positive, negative, or no opinion about each of them? - Association of Evangelical Lutheran Churches. (BELPOS13)
TOTAL%
1) Very negative opinion745.2
2) Mostly negative opinion22615.9
3) No opinion one way or the other47733.5
4) Mostly positive opinion47533.4
5) Very positive opinion17112.0
Missing26 
TOTAL1423100.0
66) There are many ways in which national church bodies relate to each other. Please indicate how you feel the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod should relate to the following denomination - United Methodist. (LUTREL1)
TOTAL%
1) Avoid any contact at all835.9
2) Work together in areas other than worship or theology without necessarily seeking theological dialogue73151.6
3) Work together in areas other than worship or theology, and maintain theological dialogue46432.8
4) Enter into full altar and pulpit fellowship (allowing pastoral exchanges and intercommunion)271.9
9) Not sure or don't know1117.8
Missing33 
TOTAL1416100.0
67) There are many ways in which national church bodies relate to each other. Please indicate how you feel the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod should relate to the following denomination - Lutheran Church in America. (LUTREL2)
TOTAL%
1) Avoid any contact at all201.4
2) Work together in areas other than worship or theology without necessarily seeking theological dialogue17412.2
3) Work together in areas other than worship or theology, and maintain theological dialogue81657.1
4) Enter into full altar and pulpit fellowship (allowing pastoral exchanges and intercommunion)36825.8
9) Not sure or don't know513.6
Missing20 
TOTAL1429100.0
68) There are many ways in which national church bodies relate to each other. Please indicate how you feel the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod should relate to the following denomination - Presbyterian Church (USA). (LUTREL3)
TOTAL%
1) Avoid any contact at all785.5
2) Work together in areas other than worship or theology without necessarily seeking theological dialogue68948.2
3) Work together in areas other than worship or theology, and maintain theological dialogue50535.4
4) Enter into full altar and pulpit fellowship (allowing pastoral exchanges and intercommunion)271.9
9) Not sure or don't know1299.0
Missing21 
TOTAL1428100.0
69) There are many ways in which national church bodies relate to each other. Please indicate how you feel the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod should relate to the following denomination - Roman Catholic. (LUTREL4)
TOTAL%
1) Avoid any contact at all1117.8
2) Work together in areas other than worship or theology without necessarily seeking theological dialogue61142.8
3) Work together in areas other than worship or theology, and maintain theological dialogue60442.3
4) Enter into full altar and pulpit fellowship (allowing pastoral exchanges and intercommunion)372.6
9) Not sure or don't know654.6
Missing21 
TOTAL1428100.0
70) There are many ways in which national church bodies relate to each other. Please indicate how you feel the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod should relate to the following denomination - Southern Baptist. (LUTREL5)
TOTAL%
1) Avoid any contact at all1127.9
2) Work together in areas other than worship or theology without necessarily seeking theological dialogue71950.6
3) Work together in areas other than worship or theology, and maintain theological dialogue42630.0
4) Enter into full altar and pulpit fellowship (allowing pastoral exchanges and intercommunication)221.5
9) Not sure or don't know14310.1
Missing27 
TOTAL1422100.0
71) There are many ways in which national church bodies relate to each other. Please indicate how you feel the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod should relate to the following denomination - American Lutheran Church. (LUTREL6)
TOTAL%
1) Avoid any contact at all211.5
2) Work together in areas other than worship or theology without necessarily seeking theological dialogue17712.4
3) Work together in areas other than worship or theology, and maintain theological dialogue79355.6
4) Enter into full altar and pulpit fellowship (allowing pastoral exchanges and intercommunion)38527.0
9) Not sure or don't know513.6
Missing22 
TOTAL1427100.0
72) There are many ways in which national church bodies relate to each other. Please indicate how you feel the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod should relate to the following denomination - Episcopal. (LUTREL7)
TOTAL%
1) Avoid any contact at all886.2
2) Work together in areas other than worship or theology without necessarily seeking theological dialogue60942.9
3) Work together in areas other than worship or theology, and maintain theological dialogue51436.2
4) Enter into full altar and pulpit fellowship (allowing pastoral exchanges and intercommunion)503.5
9) Not sure or don't know16011.3
Missing28 
TOTAL1421100.0
73) There are many ways in which national church bodies relate to each other. Please indicate how you feel the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod should relate to the following denomination - Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormon). (LUTREL8)
TOTAL%
1) Avoid any contact at all86360.5
2) Work together in areas other than worship or theology without necessarily seeking theological dialogue26818.8
3) Work together in areas other than worship or theology, and maintain theological dialogue845.9
4) Enter into full altar and pulpit fellowship (allowing pastoral exchanges and intercommunion)20.1
9) Not sure or don't know20914.7
Missing23 
TOTAL1426100.0
74) There are many ways in which national church bodies relate to each other. Please indicate how you feel the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod should relate to the following denomination - Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod. (LUTREL9)
TOTAL%
1) Avoid any contact at all251.8
2) Work together in areas other than worship or theology without necessarily seeking theological dialogue15310.7
3) Work together in areas other than worship or theology, and maintain theological dialogue66346.5
4) Enter into full altar and pulpit fellowship (allowing pastoral exchanges and intercommunion)50435.3
9) Not sure or don't know825.7
Missing22 
TOTAL1427100.0
75) There are many ways in which national church bodies relate to each other. Please indicate how you feel the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod should relate to the following denomination - United Church of Christ. (LUTREL10)
TOTAL%
1) Avoid any contact at all16111.3
2) Work together in areas other than worship or theology without necessarily seeking theological dialogue65646.0
3) Work together in areas other than worship or theology, and maintain theological dialogue35725.0
4) Enter into full altar and pulpit fellowship (allowing pastoral exchanges and intercommunion)191.3
9) Not sure or don't know23316.3
Missing23 
TOTAL1426100.0
76) There are many ways in which national church bodies relate to each other. Please indicate how you feel the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod should relate to the following denomination - Eastern Orthodox. (LUTREL11)
TOTAL%
1) Avoid any contact at all22515.8
2) Work together in areas other than worship or theology without necessarily seeking theological dialogue50835.6
3) Work together in areas other than worship or theology, and maintain theological dialogue31221.9
4) Enter into full altar and pulpit fellowship (allowing pastoral exchanges and intercommunion)191.3
9) Not sure or don't know36225.4
Missing23 
TOTAL1426100.0
77) There are many ways in which national church bodies relate to each other. Please indicate how you feel the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod should relate to the following denomination - Assemblies of God. (LUTREL12)
TOTAL%
1) Avoid any contact at all27119.0
2) Work together in areas other than worship or theology without necessarily seeking theological dialogue58641.1
3) Work together in areas other than worship or theology, and maintain theological dialogue29020.3
4) Enter into full altar and pulpit fellowship (allowing pastoral exchanges and intercommunion)141.0
9) Not sure or don't know26518.6
Missing23 
TOTAL1426100.0
78) There are many ways in which national church bodies relate to each other. Please indicate how you feel the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod should relate to the following denomination - Association of Evangelical Lutheran Churches. (LUTREL13)
TOTAL%
1) Avoid any contact at all483.4
2) Work together in areas other than worship or theology without necessarily seeking theological dialogue20914.7
3) Work together in areas other than worship or theology, and maintain theological dialogue70849.6
4) Enter into full altar and pulpit fellowship (allowing pastoral exchanges and intercommunion)33923.8
9) Not sure or don't know1228.6
Missing23 
TOTAL1426100.0
79) When persons of different denominations partake in joint communion services, what does that imply to you? Please mark the statement below which most closely describes your feelings. (LUTREL14)
TOTAL%
1) The persons involved in joint communion are witnessing both to their "oneness" in Christ, and their doctrinal unity.50835.8
2) The persons involved in joint communion are witnessing both to their "oneness" in Christ, regardless of their doctrinal differences.65946.4
3) Since Holy Communion is a personal use of the means of grace, joint communion doesn't imply anything about the group taking part.16411.6
4) Haven't really thought about that situation.805.6
7) Multiple response10.1
8) New response70.5
Missing30 
TOTAL1419100.0
80) When your congregation offers Holy Communion, who is allowed to attend the following - Only members of our congregation. (ATNDHC1)
TOTAL%
0) No129889.6
1) Yes15110.4
TOTAL1449100.0
81) When your congregation offers Holy Communion, who is allowed to attend the following - Any person who is a member of a LCMS congregation. (ATNDHC2)
TOTAL%
0) No48133.2
1) Yes96866.8
TOTAL1449100.0
82) When your congregation offers Holy Communion, who is allowed to attend the following - Any person who is Lutheran. (ATNDHC3)
TOTAL%
0) No106373.4
1) Yes38626.6
TOTAL1449100.0
83) When your congregation offers Holy Communion, who is allowed to attend the following - Any person who is a Christian. (ATNDHC4)
TOTAL%
0) No116780.5
1) Yes28219.5
TOTAL1449100.0
84) As a Missouri Synod Lutheran, have you ever received Holy Communion in - a non-Lutheran church. (RECHC1)
TOTAL%
1) Yes37926.8
2) No103573.2
Missing35 
TOTAL1414100.0
85) As a Missouri Synod Lutheran, have you ever received Holy Communion in - another Lutheran church (not in the fellowship with LCMS). (RECHC2)
TOTAL%
1) Yes60243.2
2) No79156.8
Missing56 
TOTAL1393100.0
86) If you have not received Holy Communion in a non-Lutheran church or another Lutheran church (not in fellowship with LCMS), and the opportunity presented itself, would you receive Holy Communion in a non-Lutheran church? (RECHC3)
TOTAL%
1) Yes25721.2
2) No95378.8
Missing239 
TOTAL1210100.0
87) If you have not received Holy Communion in a non-Lutheran church or another Lutheran church (not in fellowship with LCMS), and the opportunity presented itself, would you receive Holy Communion in another Lutheran church (not in the fellowship with LCMS)? (RECHC4)
TOTAL%
1) Yes62052.2
2) No56747.8
Missing262 
TOTAL1187100.0
88) Does your congregation discourage its members from communing in non-Lutheran churches? (DISNONLU)
TOTAL%
1) Yes99974.7
2) No33925.3
Missing111 
TOTAL1338100.0
89) Does your congregation discourage its members from communing in other Lutheran churches (not in fellowship with LCMS)? (DISOTHLU)
TOTAL%
1) Yes67651.7
2) No63148.3
Missing142 
TOTAL1307100.0
90) If you were in a public hospital after midnight and a loved one was in grave condition, and wished to have communion, but the only available clergyman was Methodist, would you (ONCOMMET)
TOTAL%
1) Call your pastor at home.62543.7
2) Give your loved one communion yourself.27219.0
3) Ask the Methodist pastor to give your loved one communion using the Lutheran liturgy.19013.3
4) Ask the Methodist pastor to give your loved one communion, using his own order of service and the words of institution.18713.1
5) Don't really know what I would do.1288.9
7) Multiple response251.7
8) New response40.3
Missing18 
TOTAL1431100.0
91) Does your congregation allow the following person to preach in your congregation - Other LCMS pastors. (WHOPRCH1)
TOTAL%
1) Yes138796.5
2) No312.2
3) Not sure191.3
Missing12 
TOTAL1437100.0
92) Does your congregation allow the following person to preach in your congregation - Other Lutheran pastors (not in fellowship with LCMS). (WHOPRCH2)
TOTAL%
1) Yes23416.5
2) No89563.0
3) Not sure29220.5
Missing28 
TOTAL1421100.0
93) Does your congregation allow the following person to preach in your congregation - Non-Lutheran pastors. (WHOPRCH3)
TOTAL%
1) Yes543.8
2) No117283.5
3) Not sure17712.6
Missing46 
TOTAL1403100.0
94) Does your congregation allow non-Lutheran clergy to consecrate the elements in Holy Communion? (NLUTCLR1)
TOTAL%
1) Yes70.5
2) No133492.7
3) Not sure986.8
Missing10 
TOTAL1439100.0
95) Does your congregation allow non-Lutheran clergy to officiate in marriage ceremonies? (NLUTCLR2)
TOTAL%
1) Yes21615.1
2) No88261.5
3) Not sure33523.4
Missing16 
TOTAL1433100.0
96) Does your congregation allow non-Lutheran clergy to officiate at funerals in your church? (NLUTCLR3)
TOTAL%
1) Yes996.9
2) No94966.4
3) Not sure38126.7
Missing20 
TOTAL1429100.0
97) Does your congregation allow non-Missouri-Synod Lutheran clergy to consecrate the elements in Holy Communion? (NLUTCLR4)
TOTAL%
1) Yes855.9
2) No112878.6
3) Not sure22315.5
Missing13 
TOTAL1436100.0
98) Does your congregation allow non-Missouri-Synod Lutheran clergy to officiate in marriage ceremonies? (NLUTCLR5)
TOTAL%
1) Yes31221.8
2) No71449.9
3) Not sure40428.3
Missing19 
TOTAL1430100.0
99) Does your congregation allow non-Missouri-Synod Lutheran clergy to officiate at funerals in your church? (NLUTCLR6)
TOTAL%
1) Yes19513.7
2) No77554.3
3) Not sure45632.0
Missing23 
TOTAL1426100.0
100) Has your congregation participated in joint worship with other Lutherans (not in fellowship with LCMS)? (CONPRWR1)
TOTAL%
1) Yes36125.1
2) No86260.0
3) Not sure21314.8
Missing13 
TOTAL1436100.0
101) Has your congregation participated in joint worship with non-Lutherans? (CONPRWR2)
TOTAL%
1) Yes19413.7
2) No102872.3
3) Not sure19914.0
Missing28 
TOTAL1421100.0
102) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE PARTICIPATED IN JOINT WORSHIP WITH OTHER LUTHERANS: On which occasions did your congregation participate with other Lutherans in joint worship for - Thanksgiving. (PARJNT1)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1148.8
2) No957.3
3) Not sure332.5
9) Not applicable105481.3
Missing153 
TOTAL1296100.0
103) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE PARTICIPATED IN JOINT WORSHIP WITH OTHER LUTHERANS: On which occasions did your congregation participate with other Lutherans in joint worship for - Reformation. (PARJNT2)
TOTAL%
1) Yes20014.9
2) No564.2
3) Not sure312.3
9) Not applicable105478.6
Missing108 
TOTAL1341100.0
104) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE PARTICIPATED IN JOINT WORSHIP WITH OTHER LUTHERANS: On which occasions did your congregation participate with other Lutherans in joint worship for - Advent. (PARJNT3)
TOTAL%
1) Yes826.4
2) No1229.5
3) Not sure312.4
9) Not applicable105481.8
Missing160 
TOTAL1289100.0
105) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE PARTICIPATED IN JOINT WORSHIP WITH OTHER LUTHERANS: On which occasions did your congregation participate with other Lutherans in joint worship for - Lent. (PARJNT4)
TOTAL%
1) Yes14110.7
2) No896.8
3) Not sure292.2
9) Not applicable105480.3
Missing136 
TOTAL1313100.0
106) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE PARTICIPATED IN JOINT WORSHIP WITH OTHER LUTHERANS: On which occasions did your congregation participate with other Lutherans in joint worship for - Joint Sunday school. (PARJNT5)
TOTAL%
1) Yes493.8
2) No13510.5
3) Not sure473.7
9) Not applicable105482.0
Missing164 
TOTAL1285100.0
107) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE PARTICIPATED IN JOINT WORSHIP WITH OTHER LUTHERANS: On which occasions did your congregation participate with other Lutherans in joint worship for - Christmas Pageants. (PARJNT6)
TOTAL%
1) Yes735.7
2) No1279.8
3) Not sure362.8
9) Not applicable105481.7
Missing159 
TOTAL1290100.0
108) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE PARTICIPATED IN JOINT WORSHIP WITH OTHER LUTHERANS: On which occasions did your congregation participate with other Lutherans in joint worship for - World Day of Prayer. (PARJNT7)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1319.9
2) No765.8
3) Not sure574.3
9) Not applicable105480.0
Missing131 
TOTAL1318100.0
109) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE PARTICIPATED IN JOINT WORSHIP WITH OTHER LUTHERANS: On which occasions did your congregation participate with other Lutherans in joint worship for - Other. (PARJNT8)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1089.2
2) No60.5
3) Not sure60.5
9) Not applicable105489.8
Missing275 
TOTAL1174100.0
110) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE PARTICIPATED IN JOINT WORSHIP WITH NON-LUTHERANS: On which occasions did your congregation participate with non- Lutherans in joint worship for - Thanksgiving. (PARJNT9)
TOTAL%
1) Yes886.9
2) No997.8
3) Not sure262.1
9) Not applicable105483.2
Missing182 
TOTAL1267100.0
111) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE PARTICIPATED IN JOINT WORSHIP WITH NON-LUTHERANS: On which occasions did your congregation participate with non- Lutherans in joint worship for - Reformation. (PARJNT10)
TOTAL%
1) Yes282.2
2) No13210.6
3) Not sure342.7
9) Not applicable105484.5
Missing201 
TOTAL1248100.0
112) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE PARTICIPATED IN JOINT WORSHIP WITH NON-LUTHERANS: On which occasions did your congregation participate with non- Lutherans in joint worship for - Advent. (PARJNT11)
TOTAL%
1) Yes282.2
2) No13711.0
3) Not sure292.3
9) Not applicable105484.5
Missing201 
TOTAL1248100.0
113) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE PARTICIPATED IN JOINT WORSHIP WITH NON-LUTHERANS: On which occasions did your congregation participate with non- Lutherans in joint worship for - Lent. (PARJNT12)
TOTAL%
1) Yes473.7
2) No1259.9
3) Not sure312.5
9) Not applicable105483.9
Missing192 
TOTAL1257100.0
114) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE PARTICIPATED IN JOINT WORSHIP WITH NON-LUTHERANS: On which occasions did your congregation participate with non- Lutherans in joint worship for - Joint Sunday School. (PARJNT13)
TOTAL%
1) Yes191.5
2) No13711.0
3) Not sure362.9
9) Not applicable105484.6
Missing203 
TOTAL1246100.0
115) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE PARTICIPATED IN JOINT WORSHIP WITH NON-LUTHERANS: On which occasions did your congregation participate with non- Lutherans in joint worship for - Christmas Pageants. (PARJNT14)
TOTAL%
1) Yes362.9
2) No13010.4
3) Not sure302.4
9) Not applicable105484.3
Missing199 
TOTAL1250100.0
116) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE PARTICIPATED IN JOINT WORSHIP WITH NON-LUTHERANS: On which occasions did your congregation participate with non- Lutherans in joint worship for - World Day of Prayer. (PARJNT15)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1048.2
2) No745.8
3) Not sure393.1
9) Not applicable105482.9
Missing178 
TOTAL1271100.0
117) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE PARTICIPATED IN JOINT WORSHIP WITH NON-LUTHERANS: On which occasions did your congregation participate with non- Lutherans in joint worship for - Other. (PARJNT16)
TOTAL%
1) Yes766.6
2) No191.6
3) Not sure70.6
9) Not applicable105491.2
Missing293 
TOTAL1156100.0
118) Below are listed a variety of activities which could be done with a number of denominations participating. Based on your knowledge of current practices in your congregation, would a lay member of your church be allowed to - Participate in a joint communion service. (LAYALW1)
TOTAL%
1) Yes37126.1
2) No77054.1
3) Not sure28219.8
Missing26 
TOTAL1423100.0
119) Below are listed a variety of activities which could be done with a number of denominations participating. Based on your knowledge of current practices in your congregation, would a lay member of your church be allowed to - Attend an ecumenical Easter service. (LAYALW2)
TOTAL%
1) Yes101571.2
2) No20014.0
3) Not sure21014.7
Missing24 
TOTAL1425100.0
120) Below are listed a variety of activities which could be done with a number of denominations participating. Based on your knowledge of current practices in your congregation, would a lay member of your church be allowed to - Attend the Mayor's Prayer Breakfast. (LAYALW3)
TOTAL%
1) Yes120584.2
2) No644.5
3) Not sure16211.3
Missing18 
TOTAL1431100.0
121) Below are listed a variety of activities which could be done with a number of denominations participating. Based on your knowledge of current practices in your congregation, would a lay member of your church be allowed to - Read the Scripture lessons in a Catholic/Lutheran wedding ceremony. (LAYALW4)
TOTAL%
1) Yes82958.1
2) No27219.1
3) Not sure32622.8
Missing22 
TOTAL1427100.0
122) Below are listed a variety of activities which could be done with a number of denominations participating. Based on your knowledge of current practices in your congregation, would a lay member of your church be allowed to - Volunteer for an ecumenical food pantry. (LAYALW5)
TOTAL%
1) Yes130291.0
2) No171.2
3) Not sure1127.8
Missing18 
TOTAL1431100.0
123) Below are listed a variety of activities which could be done with a number of denominations participating. Based on your knowledge of current practices in your congregation, would a lay member of your church be allowed to - Serve on an inter-denominational committee opposing pornography. (LAYALW6)
TOTAL%
1) Yes130991.5
2) No120.8
3) Not sure1097.6
Missing19 
TOTAL1430100.0
124) Below are listed a variety of activities which could be done with a number of denominations participating. Based on your knowledge of current practices in your congregation, would a lay member of your church be allowed to - Participate in a local Billy Graham Crusade? (LAYALW7)
TOTAL%
1) Yes78955.4
2) No22515.8
3) Not sure41028.8
Missing25 
TOTAL1424100.0
125) Thinking about the activities listed above, which could be done with a variety of other denominations, should a lay member of your church be allowed to - Participate in a joint communion service. (SHLDLAY1)
TOTAL%
1) Yes45832.0
2) No80956.6
3) Not sure16311.4
Missing19 
TOTAL1430100.0
126) Thinking about the activities listed above, which could be done with a variety of other denominations, should a lay member of your church be allowed to - Attend an ecumenical Easter service. (SHLDLAY2)
TOTAL%
1) Yes106174.2
2) No24417.1
3) Not sure1248.7
Missing20 
TOTAL1429100.0
127) Thinking about the activities listed above, which could be done with a variety of other denominations, should a lay member of your church be allowed to - Attend the Mayor's Prayer Breakfast. (SHLDLAY3)
TOTAL%
1) Yes122685.6
2) No886.1
3) Not sure1198.3
Missing16 
TOTAL1433100.0
128) Thinking about the activities listed above, which could be done with a variety of other denominations, should a lay member of your church be allowed to - Read the Scripture lessons in a Catholic/Lutheran wedding ceremony. (SHLDLAY4)
TOTAL%
1) Yes95366.6
2) No33923.7
3) Not sure1399.7
Missing18 
TOTAL1431100.0
129) Thinking about the activities listed above, which could be done with a variety of other denominations, should a lay member of your church be allowed to - Volunteer for an ecumenical food pantry. (SHLDLAY5)
TOTAL%
1) Yes136795.3
2) No130.9
3) Not sure543.8
Missing15 
TOTAL1434100.0
130) Thinking about the activities listed above, which could be done with a variety of other denominations, should a lay member of your church be allowed to - Serve on an inter-denominational committee opposing pornography. (SHLDLAY6)
TOTAL%
1) Yes137796.0
2) No130.9
3) Not sure453.1
Missing14 
TOTAL1435100.0
131) Thinking about the activities listed above, which could be done with a variety of other denominations, should a lay member of your church be allowed to - Participate in a local Billy Graham Crusade? (SHLDLAY7)
TOTAL%
1) Yes86860.7
2) No31922.3
3) Not sure24317.0
Missing19 
TOTAL1430100.0
132) Below are listed a variety of activities which could be done with a number of denominations participating. Based on your knowledge of current practices in your congregation, would the pastor of your church be allowed to - Distribute communion at a joint communion service. (PASTALW1)
TOTAL%
1) Yes19013.2
2) No96867.4
3) Not sure27919.4
Missing12 
TOTAL1437100.0
133) Below are listed a variety of activities which could be done with a number of denominations participating. Based on your knowledge of current practices in your congregation, would the pastor of your church be allowed to - Officiate at an ecumenical Easter service. (PASTALW2)
TOTAL%
1) Yes54037.7
2) No60742.4
3) Not sure28519.9
Missing17 
TOTAL1432100.0
134) Below are listed a variety of activities which could be done with a number of denominations participating. Based on your knowledge of current practices in your congregation, would the pastor of your church be allowed to - Offer the invocation at the Mayor's Prayer Breakfast. (PASTALW3)
TOTAL%
1) Yes113779.3
2) No1057.3
3) Not sure19113.3
Missing16 
TOTAL1433100.0
135) Below are listed a variety of activities which could be done with a number of denominations participating. Based on your knowledge of current practices in your congregation, would the pastor of your church be allowed to - Read the Scripture lessons in a Catholic/Lutheran wedding ceremony. (PASTALW4)
TOTAL%
1) Yes69548.5
2) No42729.8
3) Not sure31021.6
Missing17 
TOTAL1432100.0
136) Below are listed a variety of activities which could be done with a number of denominations participating. Based on your knowledge of current practices in your congregation, would the pastor of your church be allowed to - Join the local ministerial for an ecumenical food pantry. (PASTALW5)
TOTAL%
1) Yes104973.4
2) No1208.4
3) Not sure26018.2
Missing20 
TOTAL1429100.0
137) Below are listed a variety of activities which could be done with a number of denominations participating. Based on your knowledge of current practices in your congregation, would the pastor of your church be allowed to - Serve as the chaplain for an ecumenical food pantry. (PASTALW6)
TOTAL%
1) Yes106474.5
2) No976.8
3) Not sure26818.8
Missing20 
TOTAL1429100.0
138) Below are listed a variety of activities which could be done with a number of denominations participating. Based on your knowledge of current practices in your congregation, would the pastor of your church be allowed to - Serve on an inter-denominational committee opposing pornography. (PASTALW7)
TOTAL%
1) Yes122085.1
2) No322.2
3) Not sure18212.7
Missing15 
TOTAL1434100.0
139) Below are listed a variety of activities which could be done with a number of denominations participating. Based on your knowledge of current practices in your congregation, would the pastor of your church be allowed to - Take a leading role with a local Billy Graham Crusade. (PASTALW8)
TOTAL%
1) Yes36625.5
2) No58941.1
3) Not sure47933.4
Missing15 
TOTAL1434100.0
140) Thinking of the activities listed above, which could be done with a number of denominations participating, should the pastor of your church be allowed to - Distribute communion at a joint communion service. (SHLDPAS1)
TOTAL%
1) Yes36625.6
2) No89662.7
3) Not sure16611.6
Missing21 
TOTAL1428100.0
141) Thinking of the activities listed above, which could be done with a number of denominations participating, should the pastor of your church be allowed to - Officiate at an ecumenical Easter service. (SHLDPAS2)
TOTAL%
1) Yes76353.5
2) No51836.4
3) Not sure14410.1
Missing24 
TOTAL1425100.0
142) Thinking of the activities listed above, which could be done with a number of denominations participating, should the pastor of your church be allowed to - Offer the invocation at the Mayor's Prayer Breakfast. (SHLDPAS3)
TOTAL%
1) Yes121885.4
2) No1137.9
3) Not sure966.7
Missing22 
TOTAL1427100.0
143) Thinking of the activities listed above, which could be done with a number of denominations participating, should the pastor of your church be allowed to - Read the Scripture lessons in a Catholic/Lutheran wedding ceremony. (SHLDPAS4)
TOTAL%
1) Yes90163.1
2) No39027.3
3) Not sure1379.6
Missing21 
TOTAL1428100.0
144) Thinking of the activities listed above, which could be done with a number of denominations participating, should the pastor of your church be allowed to - Join the local ministerial for an ecumenical food pantry. (SHLDPAS5)
TOTAL%
1) Yes117382.4
2) No1067.4
3) Not sure14510.2
Missing25 
TOTAL1424100.0
145) Thinking of the activities listed above, which could be done with a number of denominations participating, should the pastor of your church be allowed to - Serve as the chaplain for an ecumenical food pantry. (SHLDPAS6)
TOTAL%
1) Yes119784.1
2) No1027.2
3) Not sure1248.7
Missing26 
TOTAL1423100.0
146) Thinking of the activities listed above, which could be done with a number of denominations participating, should the pastor of your church be allowed to - Serve on an inter-denominational committee opposing pornography. (SHLDPAS7)
TOTAL%
1) Yes131992.3
2) No372.6
3) Not sure735.1
Missing20 
TOTAL1429100.0
147) Thinking of the activities listed above, which could be done with a number of denominations participating, should the pastor of your church be allowed to - Take a leading role with a local Billy Graham Crusade. (SHLDPAS8)
TOTAL%
1) Yes52737.0
2) No60642.6
3) Not sure29020.4
Missing26 
TOTAL1423100.0
148) What is your age? (AGE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL143247.13413
149) What is your gender? (GENDER)
TOTAL%
1) Male87060.6
2) Female56639.4
Missing13 
TOTAL1436100.0
150) What is your marital status? (MARSTAT)
TOTAL%
1) Married, first marriage111177.8
2) Married, remarriage896.2
3) Separated60.4
4) Divorced322.2
5) Widowed634.4
6) Never married1278.9
Missing21 
TOTAL1428100.0
151) I-SEX: What is your gender (for use with on-line analysis)? (I-SEX)
TOTAL%
1) Male87060.6
2) Female56639.4
Missing13 
TOTAL1436100.0
152) I-CWTYPE: Church work type (for use with on-line analysis) (I-CWTYPE)
TOTAL%
1) Clergy35548.6
2) Teacher31242.7
3) Lay worker648.8
Missing718 
TOTAL731100.0
153) I-MARSTAT: What is your marital status (recoded for use with on-line analysis)? (I-MARSTAT)
TOTAL%
1) Married120084.0
2) Separated60.4
3) Divorced322.2
4) Widowed634.4
5) Never marr1278.9
Missing21 
TOTAL1428100.0
154) I-AGE: What is your age (recoded for use wirh on-line analysis)? (I-AGE)
TOTAL%
1) <25251.7
2) 25-3944831.3
3) 40-5450535.3
4) 55-6936725.6
5) 70-85876.1
Missing17 
TOTAL1432100.0