Presbyterian Panel Survey, 2000-2002 - Demographic Information, Members and Elders

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All frequencies are raw numbers (no weights used).
1) Sample (SAMPLE)
TOTAL%
1) Members112851.8
2) Elders105048.2
Missing4 
TOTAL2178100.0
2) Panel Identification Number (CODE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL217815739.5114945
3) How many years have you been a member of your current congregation? __ year(s) (if less than one year, __ months) (MMEMBR)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL215820.81216
4) How far do you live from your congregation? __ mile(s) (HOWFAR)
TOTAL%
0) Less than one mile100.5
1) 145021.1
2) 233015.5
3) 328813.5
4) 41637.7
5) 526412.4
6) 61125.3
7) 7723.4
8) 8803.8
9) 9231.1
10) 101205.6
11) 1190.4
12) 12432.0
13) 1380.4
14) 1490.4
15) 15532.5
16) 1660.3
17) 1740.2
18) 1840.2
19) 1920.1
20) 20251.2
21) 2110.0
22) 2220.1
23) 2310.0
25) 25110.5
26) 2610.0
28) 2810.0
30) 3060.3
35) 3520.1
37) 3710.0
40) 4050.2
42) 4210.0
45) 4530.1
50) 5010.0
60) 6010.0
90) 9010.0
100) 10010.0
120) 12010.0
159) 15910.0
170) 17010.0
175) 17510.0
225) 22510.0
271) 27110.0
450) 45010.0
455) 45510.0
500) 50010.0
800) 80010.0
998) 998 miles or more30.1
999) Don't know20.1
Missing53 
TOTAL2129100.0
5) What is the approximate membership of the congregations(s) you attend? If you don't know, leave the line blank and check here. (NOMEMBER)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL19701967.8243244
6) Have you ever been ordained an elder in the Presbyterian Church? (Check one box) (EVERELDR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes137864.3
2) No76635.7
Missing38 
TOTAL2144100.0
7) [IF YES TO EVERELDR] Are you serving now on session? (NOWELDR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes63538.6
2) No100861.4
Missing539 
TOTAL1643100.0
8) Have you ever been ordained a deacon in the Presbyterian Church? (Check one box) (EVERDCON)
TOTAL%
1) Yes74835.2
2) No137964.8
Missing55 
TOTAL2127100.0
9) [IF YES TO EVERDCON] Are you currently serving on the board of deacons? (NOWDCON)
TOTAL%
1) Yes797.0
2) No105593.0
Missing1048 
TOTAL1134100.0
10) What other positions, if any, do you hold in the church? (Check all that apply) - Chair of congregational committee or task force (POSCOMCH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked158172.6
1) Checked59727.4
Missing4 
TOTAL2178100.0
11) What other positions, if any, do you hold in the church? (Check all that apply) - Member of congregational committee or task force (POSCOMME)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked127358.3
1) Checked90941.7
TOTAL2182100.0
12) What other positions, if any, do you hold in the church? (Check all that apply) - Member of presbytery, synod, or General Assembly committee or task force (POSGAMEM)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked204893.9
1) Checked1346.1
TOTAL2182100.0
13) What other positions, if any, do you hold in the church? (Check all that apply) - Officer of men's, women's, or youth group (POSYGOFF)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked186685.5
1) Checked31614.5
TOTAL2182100.0
14) What other positions, if any, do you hold in the church? (Check all that apply) - Member of men's, women's, or youth group (POSYGMEM)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked160273.4
1) Checked58026.6
TOTAL2182100.0
15) What other positions, if any, do you hold in the church? (Check all that apply) - Organist or choir director (POSCHDIR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked214298.2
1) Checked401.8
TOTAL2182100.0
16) What other positions, if any, do you hold in the church? (Check all that apply) - Member of choir (POSCHMEM)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked175880.6
1) Checked42419.4
TOTAL2182100.0
17) What other positions, if any, do you hold in the church? (Check all that apply) - Church school teacher/leader (POSTCHER)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked158472.6
1) Checked59827.4
TOTAL2182100.0
18) What other positions, if any, do you hold in the church? (Check all that apply) - Other (specify) (POSOTHER)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked211596.9
1) Checked673.1
TOTAL2182100.0
19) How often do you generally attend Sunday worship at your congregation? (Check the appropriate box) (FREQATTD)
TOTAL%
1) Never251.2
2) Less than once a year90.4
3) Once or twice a year291.3
4) Several times a year924.3
5) Once a month693.2
6) 2-3 times a month33615.5
7) Nearly every week107649.8
8) Every week52524.3
Missing21 
TOTAL2161100.0
20) In the last year, have there been any Sundays, any at all, when you were unable to attend or happened not to attend worship at your congregation? (EVERMISA)
TOTAL%
1) Yes199998.1
2) No391.9
Missing144 
TOTAL2038100.0
21) [IF YES TO EVERMISA] Approximately how many Sundays have you missed attending worship over the last year (52 weeks)? Estimate the number of Sundays you were absent from worship in the last year on the line. (EVERMISB)
TOTAL%
0) None70.3
1) 1311.5
2) 21306.4
3) 31577.8
4) 420610.2
5) 51889.3
6) 61979.8
7) 7613.0
8) 81366.7
9) 9261.3
10) 1021810.8
11) 11100.5
12) 121306.4
13) 13150.7
14) 14190.9
15) 151055.2
16) 16251.2
17) 1740.2
18) 18211.0
19) 1950.2
20) 201045.1
21) 2130.1
22) 2260.3
24) 2480.4
25) 25231.1
26) 26110.5
27) 2710.0
28) 2830.1
29) 2910.0
30) 30351.7
31) 3110.0
32) 3220.1
34) 3430.1
35) 3590.4
36) 3660.3
38) 3810.0
39) 3910.0
40) 40291.4
42) 4230.1
44) 4420.1
45) 45140.7
46) 4670.3
47) 4720.1
48) 48100.5
49) 4940.2
50) 50211.0
51) 5130.1
52) 52150.7
99) 9910.0
Missing162 
TOTAL2020100.0
22) [IF YES TO EVERMISA] What factors led you to miss church during the last year? Answer by putting a check in the box beside each reason for why you missed one or more Sundays. - My job/business required me to be at work on Sunday. (EMJOB)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked180582.7
1) Checked37717.3
TOTAL2182100.0
23) [IF YES TO EVERMISA] What factors led you to miss church during the last year? Answer by putting a check in the box beside each reason for why you missed one or more Sundays. - I was traveling on business and didn't get home in time. (EMRAVEL)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked186485.4
1) Checked31814.6
TOTAL2182100.0
24) [IF YES TO EVERMISA] What factors led you to miss church during the last year? Answer by putting a check in the box beside each reason for why you missed one or more Sundays. - I was ill. (EMILL)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked127358.4
1) Checked90841.6
Missing1 
TOTAL2181100.0
25) [IF YES TO EVERMISA] What factors led you to miss church during the last year? Answer by putting a check in the box beside each reason for why you missed one or more Sundays. - I had family responsibilities (e.g., caring for an ill or disabled child or parent). (EMFAMLY)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked161874.2
1) Checked56325.8
Missing1 
TOTAL2181100.0
26) [IF YES TO EVERMISA] What factors led you to miss church during the last year? Answer by putting a check in the box beside each reason for why you missed one or more Sundays. - I was away on vacation. (EMVACATN)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked53924.7
1) Checked164275.3
Missing1 
TOTAL2181100.0
27) [IF YES TO EVERMISA] What factors led you to miss church during the last year? Answer by putting a check in the box beside each reason for why you missed one or more Sundays. - I needed the time to catch up on other responsibilities. (EMCTCHUP)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked178081.6
1) Checked40218.4
TOTAL2182100.0
28) [IF YES TO EVERMISA] What factors led you to miss church during the last year? Answer by putting a check in the box beside each reason for why you missed one or more Sundays. - I just didn't feel like going. (EMFEEL)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked187185.7
1) Checked31114.3
TOTAL2182100.0
29) [IF YES TO EVERMISA] What factors led you to miss church during the last year? Answer by putting a check in the box beside each reason for why you missed one or more Sundays. - The weather was bad. (EMWEATHR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked197290.4
1) Checked2109.6
TOTAL2182100.0
30) [IF YES TO EVERMISA] What factors led you to miss church during the last year? Answer by putting a check in the box beside each reason for why you missed one or more Sundays. - I overslept. (EMSLEPT)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked206894.8
1) Checked1145.2
TOTAL2182100.0
31) [IF YES TO EVERMISA] What factors led you to miss church during the last year? Answer by putting a check in the box beside each reason for why you missed one or more Sundays. - I had guests from out of town. (EMGUEST)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked166276.2
1) Checked52023.8
TOTAL2182100.0
32) [IF YES TO EVERMISA] What factors led you to miss church during the last year? Answer by putting a check in the box beside each reason for why you missed one or more Sundays. - I decided to do something else that day. (EMELSE)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked188286.3
1) Checked30013.7
TOTAL2182100.0
33) [IF YES TO EVERMISA] What factors led you to miss church during the last year? Answer by putting a check in the box beside each reason for why you missed one or more Sundays. - I wasn't interested in the theme of the service. (EMTHEME)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked215498.7
1) Checked281.3
TOTAL2182100.0
34) [IF YES TO EVERMISA] What factors led you to miss church during the last year? Answer by putting a check in the box beside each reason for why you missed one or more Sundays. - I didn't want to hear a particular preacher/speaker. (EMPRECHR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked206194.5
1) Checked1215.5
TOTAL2182100.0
35) [IF YES TO EVERMISA] What factors led you to miss church during the last year? Answer by putting a check in the box beside each reason for why you missed one or more Sundays. - Conflict in the congregation (EMCNFLCT)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked213197.7
1) Checked512.3
TOTAL2182100.0
36) [IF YES TO EVERMISA] What factors led you to miss church during the last year? Answer by putting a check in the box beside each reason for why you missed one or more Sundays. - Other (volunteered response) (EMOTHER)
TOTAL%
1) All other6143.3
2) Worked at another church85.7
3) Visited another church (out of town)1812.8
4) Seasonal migrant1611.3
5) Visited another church2417.0
6) In process of leaving21.4
7) Tried to go but prevented128.5
Missing2041 
TOTAL141100.0
37) How many hours, if any, during the last month have you...Attended programs or events at your church (besides worship; if you attended Sunday church school, include those hours here)? (HRSEVENT)
TOTAL%
1) 0 Hours44620.9
2) 1-2 Hours34015.9
3) 3-5 Hours60328.3
4) 6-10 Hours41219.3
5) 11-20 Hours21510.1
6) More than 20 Hours1165.4
Missing50 
TOTAL2132100.0
38) How many hours, if any, during the last month have you...Given volunteer time at your church to teach, lead, serve on a committee, or help with some program or event? (HRSVOLCH)
TOTAL%
1) 0 Hours54025.4
2) 1-2 Hours42219.8
3) 3-5 Hours53024.9
4) 6-10 Hours34316.1
5) 11-20 Hours1547.2
6) More than 20 Hours1386.5
Missing55 
TOTAL2127100.0
39) How many hours, if any, during the last month have you...Participated in religious events, programs, or groups sponsored by a church or other religious organization which took place in a home or other facility away from your church? (HRSOTHCH)
TOTAL%
1) 0 Hours117656.2
2) 1-2 Hours42120.1
3) 3-5 Hours28313.5
4) 6-10 Hours1095.2
5) 11-20 Hours391.9
6) More than 20 Hours663.2
Missing88 
TOTAL2094100.0
40) How many hours, if any, during the last month have you...Given volunteer time, apart from church programs, to help the less fortunate or to help make your own community a better place to live (e.g., through volunteer or committee work)? (HRSVOLOT)
TOTAL%
1) 0 Hours86641.5
2) 1-2 Hours46822.4
3) 3-5 Hours34216.4
4) 6-10 Hours1969.4
5) 11-20 Hours844.0
6) More than 20 Hours1326.3
Missing94 
TOTAL2088100.0
41) Did you belong to any other churches before the one you now belong to? (BELCHURC)
TOTAL%
1) Yes167478.7
2) No44921.1
3) Not sure30.1
Missing56 
TOTAL2126100.0
42) [IF YES TO BELCRCH] What denomination was the church you belonged to immediately prior to the church you are now a member of? (Check only one box) (WHACHURC)
TOTAL%
1) Baptist1297.7
2) Disciples of Christ352.1
3) Episcopal523.1
4) Lutheran1016.0
5) Methodist26515.8
6) Presbyterian75644.9
7) Other Presbyterian281.7
8) Reformed392.3
9) Roman Catholic663.9
10) UCC774.6
11) Non-denominational432.6
12) Other915.4
Missing500 
TOTAL1682100.0
43) In what religious denomination were you raised? (Check only one. If you were part of more than one denomination as a child, answer by putting a check in the one that influenced you the most.) (DEN_RAIS)
TOTAL%
1) Baptist23010.8
2) Disciples of Christ612.9
3) Episcopal612.9
4) Lutheran1135.3
5) Methodist31614.8
6) Presbyterian88341.4
7) Other Presbyterian321.5
8) Reformed361.7
9) Roman Catholic1155.4
10) UCC793.7
11) Non-denominational452.1
12) None562.6
13) Other1054.9
Missing50 
TOTAL2132100.0
44) How old were you when you first became a member of a Presbyterian church? (HOWOLD)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL211926.08516
45) When you were growing up, say ages 10 to 12, how active were your parents in church? (PAR_ACTV)
TOTAL%
1) Very active78936.5
2) Generally active43320.0
3) Somewhat active31814.7
4) Not very active25011.6
5) Not active at all33915.7
6) Don't know351.6
Missing18 
TOTAL2164100.0
46) Do any of your relatives serve as pastors, Christian educators, or mission workers, or in other full-time ministry for a Presbyterian or other church? (RELPAST)
TOTAL%
1) Yes37417.5
2) No176782.5
Missing41 
TOTAL2141100.0
47) [IF YES TO RELPAST] How many relatives are currently serving the church in full-time paid positions? (RELPAST#)
TOTAL%
0) 164.8
1) 20361.0
2) 8124.3
3) 195.7
4) 61.8
5) 20.6
6) 41.2
7) 10.3
99) 10.3
Missing1849 
TOTAL333100.0
48) [IF YES TO RELPAST] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - My father (DADPAST)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked216499.2
1) Checked170.8
Missing1 
TOTAL2181100.0
49) [IF YES TO RELPAST] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - My mother (MOMPAST)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked216699.3
1) Checked160.7
TOTAL2182100.0
50) [IF YES TO RELPAST] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - My grandfather (GDADPAST)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked218099.9
1) Checked20.1
TOTAL2182100.0
51) [IF YES TO RELPAST] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - My grandmother (GMOMPAST)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked217999.9
1) Checked30.1
TOTAL2182100.0
52) [IF YES TO RELPAST] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - My son (SONPAST)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked215698.8
1) Checked261.2
TOTAL2182100.0
53) [IF YES TO RELPAST] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - My daughter (DAUGPAST)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked215598.8
1) Checked271.2
TOTAL2182100.0
54) [IF YES TO RELPAST] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - A brother or sister (SIBPAST)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked211997.1
1) Checked632.9
TOTAL2182100.0
55) [IF YES TO RELPAST] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - Other (OTHPAST)
TOTAL%
0) All other31.1
1) Grandchild124.3
2) Distant ancestor72.5
3) Uncle/Aunt3913.9
4) Niece or nephew5720.3
5) Cousin9734.5
6) Stepparent10.4
8) Spouse176.0
9) In-law4817.1
Missing1901 
TOTAL281100.0
56) Have any other relatives, whether living or dead, such as grandparents or great-grandparents, served in the past as pastors, Christian educators, missionary workers, or in other full-time ministry for a Presbyterian or other church? (RELCRCH)
TOTAL%
1) Yes44521.0
2) No167179.0
Missing66 
TOTAL2116100.0
57) [IF YES TO RELCRCH] How many relatives in the past served the church in full-time paid positions? (Approximate number) (RELCRCH#)
TOTAL%
0) 123.2
1) 21257.0
2) 8823.7
3) 267.0
4) 174.6
5) 61.6
6) 41.1
7) 51.3
8) 10.3
15) 10.3
Missing1810 
TOTAL372100.0
58) [IF YES TO RELCRCH] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - My father (DADCRCH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked210796.6
1) Checked753.4
TOTAL2182100.0
59) [IF YES TO RELCRCH] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - My mother (MOMCRCH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked212997.6
1) Checked532.4
TOTAL2182100.0
60) [IF YES TO RELCRCH] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - My grandfather (GDADCRCH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked207295.0
1) Checked1105.0
TOTAL2182100.0
61) [IF YES TO RELCRCH] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - My grandmother (GMOMCRCH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked213597.9
1) Checked462.1
Missing1 
TOTAL2181100.0
62) [IF YES TO RELCRCH] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - My son (SONCRCH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked217699.7
1) Checked60.3
TOTAL2182100.0
63) [IF YES TO RELCRCH] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - My daughter (DAUGCRCH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked216799.3
1) Checked150.7
TOTAL2182100.0
64) [IF YES TO RELCRCH] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - A brother or sister (SIBCRCH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked213497.8
1) Checked482.2
TOTAL2182100.0
65) [IF YES TO RELCRCH] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - Other (OTHCRCH)
TOTAL%
0) All other31.1
1) Grandchild72.5
2) Distant ancestor9132.2
3) Uncle/Aunt10135.7
4) Niece or nephew72.5
5) Cousin3111.0
8) Spouse103.5
9) In-law3311.7
Missing1899 
TOTAL283100.0
66) Which of the following terms best describes your current stand on theological issues? (LIB_CONS)
TOTAL%
1) Very conservative1024.8
2) Conservative73534.3
3) Moderate97345.4
4) Liberal27212.7
5) Very liberal622.9
Missing38 
TOTAL2144100.0
67) Have you ever tried to encourage someone to believe in Jesus Christ or accept Him as a personal savior? (WITNESS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes144266.9
2) No71233.1
Missing28 
TOTAL2154100.0
68) Would you say you have had a conversion experience--that is, a turning point in your life when you committed yourself to Christ? (CNVRSION)
TOTAL%
1) Yes102148.1
2) No110251.9
Missing59 
TOTAL2123100.0
69) Do you believe that some or all of the Bible was inspired by God? (INSP_GOD)
TOTAL%
1) Yes204297.9
2) No432.1
Missing97 
TOTAL2085100.0
70) [IF YES TO INSP_GOD] How much of what the Bible contains do you believe was inspired by God? (INSPMUCH)
TOTAL%
1) All of it105650.9
2) Almost all of it34116.4
3) Most of it43821.1
4) Some of it1386.7
5) Only a very small amount100.5
6) Not sure924.4
Missing107 
TOTAL2075100.0
71) The account of Creation presented in Genesis - (CREA_TRU)
TOTAL%
1) Is literally true, exactly as we find it in the Bible--that is, it took six 24-hour periods for God to create the world1808.5
2) Is a true account of how God created the world.116855.3
3) Reflects human feelings about how the world might have been created.76336.1
Missing71 
TOTAL2111100.0
72) Which statement best summarizes your view of the Bible? (Check one box) (BIBL_ACC)
TOTAL%
1) The Bible is entirely accurate without error of any kind.56628.2
2) The Bible is without error of any kind in spiritual matters, but there are problems in other areas such as science and history.97748.8
3) The Bible contains errors in both spiritual and secular matters.46023.0
4) Other10.0
Missing178 
TOTAL2004100.0
73) Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with the following statement. - An individual should arrive at his or her own religious beliefs independent of any church. (IND_BEL)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree1899.0
2) Agree51324.4
3) Not sure27413.0
4) Disagree84540.1
5) Strongly disagree28513.5
Missing76 
TOTAL2106100.0
74) Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with the following statement. - All the different religions are equally good ways of helping a person find ultimate truth. (ALL_RELS)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree1266.0
2) Agree55626.5
3) Not sure37617.9
4) Disagree62429.8
5) Strongly disagree41419.8
Missing86 
TOTAL2096100.0
75) Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with the following statement. - There is a life beyond death. (BYND_DTH)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree137265.2
2) Agree50624.0
3) Not sure1949.2
4) Disagree201.0
5) Strongly disagree130.6
Missing77 
TOTAL2105100.0
76) Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with the following statement. - The only absolute truth for humanity is in Jesus Christ. (JES_TRUE)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree100647.9
2) Agree56126.7
3) Not sure30114.3
4) Disagree1868.8
5) Strongly disagree482.3
Missing80 
TOTAL2102100.0
77) Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with the following statement. - Only followers of Jesus Christ can be saved. (JES_SAVE)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree57427.3
2) Agree38618.4
3) Not sure51924.7
4) Disagree42820.4
5) Strongly disagree1949.2
Missing81 
TOTAL2101100.0
78) Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with the following statement. - It is important to share my faith with other people. (SHAR_FTH)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree80238.0
2) Agree106350.4
3) Not sure1436.8
4) Disagree894.2
5) Strongly disagree120.6
Missing73 
TOTAL2109100.0
79) Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with the following statement. - The Devil (Satan) really exists. (DEVL_XST)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree79537.7
2) Agree65931.2
3) Not sure40819.3
4) Disagree1698.0
5) Strongly disagree793.7
Missing72 
TOTAL2110100.0
80) Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with the following statement. - Jesus was born of a virgin. (JES_VRGN)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree107550.5
2) Agree64330.2
3) Not sure31814.9
4) Disagree582.7
5) Strongly disagree361.7
Missing52 
TOTAL2130100.0
81) Approximately how frequently do you engage in the following activity? (Check one box on each line) - Read the Bible privately (OFT_BPRI)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/almost daily37517.7
2) Several times a week30614.5
3) Weekly27813.2
4) Several times a month30714.5
5) Once a month1316.2
6) Several times a year41019.4
7) Once a year or less2079.8
8) Never994.7
Missing69 
TOTAL2113100.0
82) Approximately how frequently do you engage in the following activity? (Check one box on each line) - Read the Bible with family or friends (OFT_BFAM)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/almost daily512.5
2) Several times a week803.9
3) Weekly39218.9
4) Several times a month21910.6
5) Once a month1457.0
6) Several times a year34616.7
7) Once a year or less30114.5
8) Never53625.9
Missing112 
TOTAL2070100.0
83) Approximately how frequently do you engage in the following activity? (Check one box on each line) - Attend a Bible study group (OFT_BGRP)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/almost daily150.7
2) Several times a week211.0
3) Weekly47323.1
4) Several times a month1296.3
5) Once a month1879.1
6) Several times a year25812.6
7) Once a year or less31415.3
8) Never65131.8
Missing134 
TOTAL2048100.0
84) Approximately how frequently do you engage in the following activity? (Check one box on each line) - Pray privately (OFT_PPRI)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/almost daily139465.4
2) Several times a week34916.4
3) Weekly1215.7
4) Several times a month1225.7
5) Once a month301.4
6) Several times a year803.8
7) Once a year or less180.8
8) Never190.9
Missing49 
TOTAL2133100.0
85) Approximately how frequently do you engage in the following activity? (Check one box on each line) - Pray with family or friends (OFT_PFAM)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/almost daily44921.6
2) Several times a week30214.5
3) Weekly37918.2
4) Several times a month23911.5
5) Once a month1105.3
6) Several times a year29214.1
7) Once a year or less844.0
8) Never22310.7
Missing104 
TOTAL2078100.0
86) Approximately how frequently do you engage in the following activity? (Check one box on each line) - Attend a prayer group (OFT_PGRP)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/almost daily170.8
2) Several times a week170.8
3) Weekly2049.9
4) Several times a month703.4
5) Once a month1095.3
6) Several times a year22310.9
7) Once a year or less32916.0
8) Never108552.8
Missing128 
TOTAL2054100.0
87) Do you believe that Jesus will return to Earth some day? (JES_RTRN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes146871.5
2) No1547.5
3) Not sure43121.0
Missing129 
TOTAL2053100.0
88) [IF YES TO JES_RTRN] Do you think that Jesus' return is more likely in 2000, less likely in 2000, or about as likely then as in any other year? (RTRN2000)
TOTAL%
1) More likely in 2000221.3
2) About as likely in 2000 as in any other year100459.2
3) Less likely in 2000603.5
4) No Opinion61036.0
Missing486 
TOTAL1696100.0
89) Do you currently have plans for this coming New Year's Eve (Dec. 31, 1999)? (PLAN_NYR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes58727.6
2) No153672.4
Missing59 
TOTAL2123100.0
90) [IF YES TO PLAN_NYR] Will you be celebrating or commemorating the end of 1999 and the beginning of 2000 in a way different from how you would usually mark the end of one year and the beginning of a new one? (PLAN_USU)
TOTAL%
1) Yes28829.8
2) No67770.2
Missing1217 
TOTAL965100.0
91) [IF YES TO PLAN_NYR] What do you plan to do? - First response (PLAN_DO1)
TOTAL%
1) Nothing special/stay at home3311.1
2) Spend time with family6120.5
3) Party/celebrate9231.0
4) Work237.7
5) Attend church5518.5
6) Vacation/travel155.1
9) Other186.1
Missing1885 
TOTAL297100.0
92) [IF YES TO PLAN_NYR] What do you plan to do? - Second response (PLAN_DO2)
TOTAL%
1) Nothing special/Stay at home17.7
2) Spend time with family323.1
3) Party/celebrate646.2
5) Attend Church215.4
6) Vacation/travel17.7
Missing2169 
TOTAL13100.0
93) Does your congregation plan to hold a worship service on New Year's Eve or New Year's Day to mark the transition to 2000? (NEW_SERV)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, definitely1808.4
2) Yes, probably23911.1
3) No, probably not32715.2
4) No, definitely not632.9
5) Don't know134662.5
Missing27 
TOTAL2155100.0
94) What sort of disruptions, if any, do you think the Y2K computer problem will cause in early 2000...in U.S. society generally? (Y2KSOCI)
TOTAL%
1) Very major90.4
2) Major693.2
3) Minor87640.9
4) Very minor80337.5
5) None at all2079.7
6) No opinion1768.2
Missing42 
TOTAL2140100.0
95) What sort of disruptions, if any, do you think the Y2K computer problem will cause in early 2000...in your local community? (Y2KCOMM)
TOTAL%
1) Very major20.1
2) Major311.5
3) Minor76035.7
4) Very minor86340.6
5) None at all30314.2
6) No opinion1697.9
Missing54 
TOTAL2128100.0
96) What sort of disruptions, if any, do you think the Y2K computer problem will cause in early 2000...in your local church? (Y2KCRCH)
TOTAL%
1) Very major10.0
2) Major60.3
3) Minor40519.0
4) Very minor69432.6
5) None at all84939.9
6) No opinion1758.2
Missing52 
TOTAL2130100.0
97) What sort of disruptions, if any, do you think the Y2K computer problem will cause in early 2000...in your own personal life? (Y2KLIFE)
TOTAL%
1) Very major40.2
2) Major150.7
3) Minor48822.9
4) Very minor77436.3
5) None at all69632.6
6) No opinion1577.4
Missing48 
TOTAL2134100.0
98) What is your sex? (SEX)
TOTAL%
1) Female120755.5
2) Male96844.5
Missing7 
TOTAL2175100.0
99) What is your present age? (AGE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL216756.76215
100) Which of the categories below most closely describes the place in which you currently live? (HOME)
TOTAL%
1) In open country, but not a farm24811.5
2) On a farm1155.3
3) In a small city or town (under 50,000)60928.2
4) In a medium-size city (50,000-250,000)31214.5
5) In a suburb near a medium-size city1918.9
6) In a large city (over 250,000)25311.7
7) In a suburb near a large city42919.9
Missing25 
TOTAL2157100.0
101) What is your present marital status? (MAR_STAT)
TOTAL%
1) Married170979.7
2) Not married43420.3
Missing39 
TOTAL2143100.0
102) If not currently married, have you ever been married? (MAR_EVER)
TOTAL%
1) No, never married14130.6
2) Yes, now widowed18039.0
3) Yes, now divorced11524.9
4) Yes, both widowed and divorced255.4
Missing1721 
TOTAL461100.0
103) If currently married, have you ever had a previous marriage (or marriages)? (PREV_MAR)
TOTAL%
1) No135982.5
2) Yes, was widowed452.7
3) Yes, was divorced23814.4
4) Yes, both widowed and divorced60.4
Missing534 
TOTAL1648100.0
104) How often does your husband or wife attend Sunday worship at your congregation? (SPOUCONG)
TOTAL%
1) Never734.3
2) Less than once a year372.2
3) About once or twice a year724.3
4) Several times a year1116.6
5) About once a month814.8
6) 2-3 times a month25915.3
7) Nearly every week73943.8
8) Every week31718.8
Missing493 
TOTAL1689100.0
105) Please indicate the faith in which your husband or wife was raised (if more than one, select the one in which she or he was most involved), and his or her current religious affiliation. - Faith in which spouse was raised (SPOURAIS)
TOTAL%
1) Baptist21112.5
2) Disciples of Christ281.7
3) Episcopal674.0
4) Lutheran1016.0
5) Methodist26315.6
6) Presbyterian Church51530.5
7) Other Presbyterian261.5
8) Reformed211.2
9) Roman Catholic19411.5
10) UCC503.0
11) Non-denominational332.0
12) None784.6
13) Other1046.2
Missing491 
TOTAL1691100.0
106) Please indicate the faith in which your husband or wife was raised (if more than one, select the one in which she or he was most involved), and his or her current religious affiliation. - Spouse's current faith (SPOUFATH)
TOTAL%
1) Baptist40.3
2) Disciples of Christ10.1
3) Episcopal60.4
4) Lutheran50.4
5) Methodist130.9
6) Presbyterian Church125789.1
7) Other Presbyterian130.9
9) Roman Catholic372.6
10) UCC20.1
11) Non-denominational60.4
12) None493.5
13) Other171.2
Missing772 
TOTAL1410100.0
107) Please indicate your employment status and, if married, the employment of your spouse. - Your employment status, first response (YOUREMP1)
TOTAL%
1) Employed full-time80537.6
2) Employed part-time1868.7
3) Self-employed1959.1
4) Unemployed211.0
5) Retired68331.9
6) Homemaker1878.7
7) Student482.2
8) Other160.7
Missing41 
TOTAL2141100.0
108) Please indicate your employment status and, if married, the employment of your spouse. - Your employment status, second response (YOUREMP2)
TOTAL%
1) Employed full-time96.8
2) Employed part-time64.5
3) Self-employed2619.7
5) Retired3022.7
6) Homemaker4131.1
7) Student139.8
8) Other75.3
Missing2050 
TOTAL132100.0
109) Please indicate your employment status and, if married, the employment of your spouse. - Employment status of spouse, first response (SPOUEMP1)
TOTAL%
0) 0171.0
1) Employed full-time66139.7
2) Employed part-time1438.6
3) Self-employed1408.4
4) Unemployed161.0
5) Retired48629.2
6) Homemaker17810.7
7) Student70.4
8) Other150.9
Missing519 
TOTAL1663100.0
110) Please indicate your employment status and, if married, the employment of your spouse. - Employment status of spouse, second response (SPOUEMP2)
TOTAL%
1) Employed full-time45.7
2) Employed part-time34.3
3) Self-employed1318.6
4) Unemployed11.4
5) Retired1420.0
6) Homemaker2130.0
7) Student34.3
8) Other1115.7
Missing2112 
TOTAL70100.0
111) If you (and your spouse, if married) are employed full-time, part-time, or self-employed, please indicate the average hours per week worked over the last year - Your hours (YOUHRS)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL132939.10317
112) If you (and your spouse, if married) are employed full-time, part-time, or self-employed, please indicate the average hours per week worked over the last year - Spouse's hours (SPOUHRS)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL105638.86118
113) What is your usual occupation (title/kind of work) and, if married, your spouse's usual occupation (title/kind of work)? - Your Occupation (YOUOCCUP)
TOTAL%
11) Management21613.9
13) Business and financial operations1217.8
15) Computer and math392.5
17) Architecture and engineering603.9
19) Life-physical and social science191.2
21) Community and social services402.6
23) Legal523.3
25) Education/training/library25616.5
27) Arts/design/entertainment/sports/media513.3
29) Healthcare and technical1167.5
31) Healthcare support140.9
33) Protective service140.9
35) Food Prep10.1
37) Building and grounds cleaning40.3
39) Personal care171.1
41) Sales and related occupations16610.7
43) Office and administrative support16610.7
45) Farming/fishing/forestry191.2
47) Construction332.1
49) Installation/maintenance/repair120.8
51) Production occupations402.6
53) Transportation201.3
55) Military40.3
99) Homemaker744.8
Missing628 
TOTAL1554100.0
114) What is your usual occupation (title/kind of work) and, if married, your spouse's usual occupation (title/kind of work)? - Spouse's Occupation (SPOOCCUP)
TOTAL%
11) Management17014.0
13) Business and financial operations816.7
15) Computer and math322.6
17) Architecture and engineering524.3
19) Life-physical and social science100.8
21) Community and social services342.8
23) Legal272.2
25) Education/training/library17414.3
27) Arts/design/entertainment/sports/media312.5
29) Healthcare and technical937.6
31) Healthcare support100.8
33) Protective service100.8
37) Building and grounds cleaning30.2
39) Personal care121.0
41) Sales and related occupations14511.9
43) Office and administrative support1129.2
45) Farming/fishing/forestry90.7
47) Construction221.8
49) Installation/maintenance/repair302.5
51) Production occupations524.3
53) Transportation272.2
55) Military60.5
99) Homemaker746.1
Missing966 
TOTAL1216100.0
115) What is the highest level of education completed by you and, if married, by your spouse? - Your educational level (EDUCYOU)
TOTAL%
1) Less than 8 years40.2
2) Completed 8th grade30.1
3) Some high school462.1
4) High school diploma24911.5
5) Some college46821.6
6) Graduated from college57426.5
7) Some graduate work26512.3
8) A graduate degree55325.6
Missing20 
TOTAL2162100.0
116) What is the highest level of education completed by you and, if married, by your spouse? - Spouse's educational level (EDUCSPOU)
TOTAL%
2) Completed 8th grade90.5
3) Some high school291.7
4) High school diploma26215.4
5) Some college32319.0
6) Graduated from college51230.2
7) Some graduate work1448.5
8) A graduate degree41724.6
Missing486 
TOTAL1696100.0
117) How many children do you have? (If none, write 0.) Include any legally adopted children; exclude stepchildren unless legally adopted. (NO_KIDS)
TOTAL%
0) None27712.9
1) 125411.9
2) 285139.7
3) 351323.9
4) 41677.8
5) 5432.0
6) 6291.4
7) 750.2
8) 810.0
9) 920.1
Missing40 
TOTAL2142100.0
118) How many persons, including yourself, live in your household? (Do not count students who live elsewhere while they attend college or university.) (Check only one box.) (HH_SIZE)
TOTAL%
1) I live alone.30814.2
2) Two of us109850.5
3) Three of us30414.0
4) Four of us31114.3
5) Five of us1115.1
6) Six of us211.0
7) Seven or more of us90.4
8) Not applicable110.5
Missing9 
TOTAL2173100.0
119) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are - under six years of age? (HH_UNDR6)
TOTAL%
0) None46271.0
1) 112218.7
2) 2548.3
3) 3111.7
4) 410.2
6) 610.2
Missing1531 
TOTAL651100.0
120) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are - 6-12 years of age? (HH_6-12)
TOTAL%
0) None43556.9
1) 120326.5
2) 211414.9
3) 3121.6
4) 410.1
Missing1417 
TOTAL765100.0
121) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are - 13-17 years of age? (HH_13-17)
TOTAL%
0) None41656.1
1) 124432.9
2) 27910.6
3) 320.3
4) 410.1
Missing1440 
TOTAL742100.0
122) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are - 18-24 years of age? (HH_18-24)
TOTAL%
0) None43070.8
1) 113722.6
2) 2304.9
3) 391.5
8) 810.2
Missing1575 
TOTAL607100.0
123) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are - 25 years of age and over? (HH_25)
TOTAL%
0) None804.1
1) 124812.8
2) 2150877.7
3) 3975.0
4) 460.3
7) 710.1
Missing242 
TOTAL1940100.0
124) From the list below, select the choice which best describes all of the people in the household in which you live. (For example, a teenager living with both parents would check "4.") (HH_TYPE)
TOTAL%
1) Single adult27713.2
2) Single parent713.4
3) Married, no kids100247.6
4) Married, with kids68632.6
5) Some other arrangement703.3
Missing76 
TOTAL2106100.0
125) Where did you live five years ago, in October 1994? (HOM_94)
TOTAL%
1) Same house I live in now170078.2
2) A different house, same county29113.4
3) In a different county, same state793.6
4) In a different state914.2
5) In a different country120.6
Missing9 
TOTAL2173100.0
126) In what state were you born? If you were not born in the United States, in what country were you born? (ST_BORN)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL216433.83516
127) Generally speaking, do you think of yourself as a Democrat, Independent, Republican, or other? (DEM_REP)
TOTAL%
1) Democrat56626.5
2) Independent37317.5
3) Republican114753.7
4) Other472.2
5) Libertarian10.0
6) Reform10.0
Missing47 
TOTAL2135100.0
128) What is your race of origin? (Check all that apply.) - First response (RACE1)
TOTAL%
1) White207595.6
2) African American532.4
3) Indian20.1
4) Asian291.3
5) Hispanic90.4
6) Some other race20.1
Missing12 
TOTAL2170100.0
129) What is your race of origin? (Check all that apply) - Second response (RACE2)
TOTAL%
1) White516.1
2) African American13.2
3) Indian1548.4
4) Asian26.5
5) Hispanic516.1
6) Some other race39.7
Missing2151 
TOTAL31100.0
130) Which of these categories best describes your total family income from all sources, before taxes, during 1998? (If you live alone, or with non-relatives, answer in terms of your own personal income.) (HH_INCOM)
TOTAL%
1) Less than 10,000241.2
2) $10K-14,999552.7
3) $15K-19,999693.4
4) $20K-29,9991577.8
5) $30K-39,99920610.3
6) $40K-49,9991949.7
7) $50K-59,99921510.7
8) $60K-69,9991658.2
9) $70K-79,9991386.9
10) $80K-89,9991487.4
11) $90K-99,9991135.6
12) $100K-124,9991909.5
13) $125K-149,9991055.2
14) $150K or more22511.2
Missing178 
TOTAL2004100.0
131) Did you or any other family member fill out a pledge card regarding church giving for the current year? (PLEDGECD)
TOTAL%
1) Yes171279.5
2) No40718.9
3) Don't know341.6
Missing29 
TOTAL2153100.0
132) During the last year, approximately how much money did you and other family members in your household contribute to the following? Write your best estimate on the lines provided. - To your congregation, in regular giving (not including special offerings or contributions to a capital campaign) (MNY_REG)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL19773582.3310183
133) During the last year, approximately how much money did you and other family members in your household contribute to the following? Write your best estimate on the lines provided. - To your church, in giving to a special campaign, for example for a new or remodeled building, or for a new program for the church (MNY_SPEC)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL12992986.55913552
134) During the last year, approximately how much money did you and other family members in your household contribute to the following? Write your best estimate on the lines provided. - To your congregation, in response to a special appeal for a ministry supported by the congregation, presbytery, or Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), including the denomination-wide special offerings - One Great Hour of Sharing, Witness, Peacemaking, and Christmas Joy (MNY_APPL)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL16031761.90711944
135) During the last year, approximately how much money did you and your family contribute to all religious groups or religious causes outside the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)? (MNY_OUTS)
TOTAL%
1) $061330.4
2) $1-5040620.1
3) $51-10026613.2
4) $101-50036217.9
5) $501-10001085.3
6) $1001-20001115.5
7) $2001+1537.6
Missing163 
TOTAL2019100.0
136) During the last year, approximately how much money did you and your family contribute to non-religious charities, community organizations, or social causes? (MNY_NREL)
TOTAL%
1) $0783.8
2) $1-5031315.4
3) $51-10032716.0
4) $101-50068933.8
5) $501-100024612.1
6) $1001-20001627.9
7) $2001+22411.0
Missing143 
TOTAL2039100.0
137) Survey Form (SURVEY)
TOTAL%
1) Paper2182100.0
TOTAL2182100.0
138) I-AGE: What is your present age? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-AGE)
TOTAL%
1) Less than 4028713.2
2) 40-4944620.6
3) 50-6468131.4
4) 65+75334.7
Missing15 
TOTAL2167100.0
139) I-GENDER: What is your sex? (for use with online analysis) (I-GENDER)
TOTAL%
1) Female120755.5
2) Male96844.5
Missing7 
TOTAL2175100.0
140) I-RACE: What is your race of origin? (Check all that apply.) - First response (for use with online analysis) (I-RACE)
TOTAL%
1) White207595.6
2) African American532.4
3) Indian20.1
4) Asian291.3
5) Hispanic90.4
6) Some other race20.1
Missing12 
TOTAL2170100.0
141) I-PARTYID: Generally speaking, do you think of yourself as a Democrat, Independent, Republican, or other? (for use with online analysis) (I-PARTYID)
TOTAL%
1) Democrat56626.5
2) Independent37317.5
3) Republican114753.7
4) Other472.2
5) Libertarian10.0
6) Reform10.0
Missing47 
TOTAL2135100.0
142) I-INCOME: Which of these categories best describes your total family income from all sources, before taxes, during 1998? (If you live alone, or with non-relatives, answer in terms of your own personal income.) (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-INCOME)
TOTAL%
1) Less than $20,0001487.4
2) $20K-49,99955727.8
3) $50K-99,99977938.9
4) $100K+52025.9
Missing178 
TOTAL2004100.0
143) I-MARITAL: What is your present marital status? (for use with online analysis) (I-MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Married170979.7
2) Not married43420.3
Missing39 
TOTAL2143100.0