Presbyterian Panel Survey, February 2002 -- Children's Issues, Elders

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All frequencies are raw numbers (no weights used).
1) Panel Identification Number (NEWCODE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL56150586.38334
2) In the last year, on how many Sundays has your congregation had a worship service led by children and youth? (YTHLEAD)
TOTAL%
0) None9918.9
1) 119938.0
2) 213425.6
3) 3366.9
4) 4315.9
5) 540.8
6) 651.0
8) 830.6
9) 920.4
10) 1010.2
12) 1281.5
15) 1510.2
21) 2110.2
Missing37 
TOTAL524100.0
3) With the exception of such youth-led services, how frequently over the last year have children or youth, during Sunday worship, preached a sermon? (YTHPRECH)
TOTAL%
1) Very frequently50.9
2) Frequently30.6
3) Occasionally285.2
4) Rarely12823.6
5) Never37969.8
Missing18 
TOTAL543100.0
4) With the exception of such youth-led services, how frequently over the last year have children or youth, during Sunday worship, served as principal worship leader? (YTHWRSHP)
TOTAL%
1) Very frequently50.9
2) Frequently122.2
3) Occasionally9317.2
4) Rarely18734.5
5) Never24545.2
Missing19 
TOTAL542100.0
5) With the exception of such youth-led services, how frequently over the last year have children or youth, during Sunday worship, provided brief leadership, such as reading a Bible lesson? (YTHRDING)
TOTAL%
1) Very frequently203.7
2) Frequently519.4
3) Occasionally19536.1
4) Rarely16430.4
5) Never11020.4
Missing21 
TOTAL540100.0
6) With the exception of such youth-led services, how frequently over the last year have children or youth, during Sunday worship, provided vocal or instrumental music? (YTHMUSC)
TOTAL%
1) Very frequently488.7
2) Frequently17030.8
3) Occasionally23943.3
4) Rarely6712.1
5) Never285.1
Missing9 
TOTAL552100.0
7) With the exception of such youth-led services, how frequently over the last year have children or youth, during Sunday worship, served as ushers or helped collect the offering? (YTHUSHER)
TOTAL%
1) Very frequently7012.8
2) Frequently14226.0
3) Occasionally17832.6
4) Rarely10018.3
5) Never5610.3
Missing15 
TOTAL546100.0
8) With the exception of such youth-led services, how frequently over the last year have children or youth, during Sunday worship, presented a skit, drama, or liturgical dance? (YTHDRAMA)
TOTAL%
1) Very frequently91.6
2) Frequently407.3
3) Occasionally19235.2
4) Rarely18033.0
5) Never12522.9
Missing15 
TOTAL546100.0
9) With the exception of such youth-led services, how frequently over the last year have children or youth, during Sunday worship, served another role (specify)? (YTHOTH)
TOTAL%
1) Very frequently4116.5
2) Frequently3012.1
3) Occasionally4618.5
4) Rarely4216.9
5) Never8935.9
Missing313 
TOTAL248100.0
10) How frequently during the last year have children's concerns been raised in a pastoral prayer or prayers of the people? (CHLDCONC)
TOTAL%
1) Very frequently6812.3
2) Frequently13324.0
3) Occasionally21538.7
4) Rarely11220.2
5) Never274.9
Missing6 
TOTAL555100.0
11) At the present time, does your congregation have one or more youth elders? (YTHELDER)
TOTAL%
1) None40375.0
2) One10018.6
3) Two or more346.3
Missing24 
TOTAL537100.0
12) At the present time, does your congregation have one or more youth deacons? (YTHDCONS)
TOTAL%
1) None29364.3
2) One9019.7
3) Two or more439.4
4) No deacon board306.6
Missing105 
TOTAL456100.0
13) What other leadership roles have children and youth regularly provided in your congregation over the last year? : Church (Sunday) school teachers (YTHLDR1)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked39870.9
1) Checked16329.1
TOTAL561100.0
14) What other leadership roles have children and youth regularly provided in your congregation over the last year? : Nursery workers (YTHLDR2)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked17330.8
1) Checked38869.2
TOTAL561100.0
15) What other leadership roles have children and youth regularly provided in your congregation over the last year? : Vacation Church School teacher (YTHLDR3)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked21939.0
1) Checked34261.0
TOTAL561100.0
16) What other leadership roles have children and youth regularly provided in your congregation over the last year? : Served on church committees (YTHLDR4)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked29752.9
1) Checked26447.1
TOTAL561100.0
17) What other leadership roles have children and youth regularly provided in your congregation over the last year? : Other (specify) (YTHLDR5)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked47584.7
1) Checked8615.3
TOTAL561100.0
18) Does your congregation permit children who have been baptized but not yet confirmed as members to receive the Lord's Supper? (UNBAPT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes48086.3
2) No437.7
3) Don't know335.9
Missing5 
TOTAL556100.0
19) Does your congregation instruct baptized (but not yet confirmed) children on the significance of the Lord's Supper prior to their being permitted to receive it for the first time? (TEACHSUP)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, all of them16229.2
2) Yes, most of them10819.5
3) Yes, some of them6912.5
4) No, none7413.4
5) Not sure14125.5
Missing7 
TOTAL554100.0
20) At the time of a baptism, the congregation assumes responsibility for nurturing the baptized person in the Christian life. Were you aware of this congregational responsibility? (RESPCONG)
TOTAL%
1) Yes55699.5
2) No30.5
Missing2 
TOTAL559100.0
21) At the most recent baptism you were at in your congregation, did the service include an opportunity for those present to affirm their responsibility to nurture the newly baptized person(s)? (RESPAFRM)
TOTAL%
1) Yes53195.2
2) No132.3
3) Don't remember142.5
Missing3 
TOTAL558100.0
22) Does your session designate a representative of the congregation to assume special responsibility to provide such nurture to newly-baptized persons and their families? (RESPREPV)
TOTAL%
1) Yes8715.6
2) No36966.4
3) Don't know10018.0
Missing5 
TOTAL556100.0
23) Other than at baptisms, are there services or times in the life of your congregation when members of your congregation are reminded of their responsibility for the nurture of baptized persons? (NURTREMD)
TOTAL%
1) Yes23943.4
2) No24043.6
3) Don't know7213.1
Missing10 
TOTAL551100.0
24) What sort of service opportunities has your congregation made available to its children and youth over the last year? : Mission trip(s) (SRVCPPS1)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked16529.4
1) Checked39670.6
TOTAL561100.0
25) What sort of service opportunities has your congregation made available to its children and youth over the last year? : Volunteer work to help others within the congregation (SRVCPPS2)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked16329.1
1) Checked39870.9
TOTAL561100.0
26) What sort of service opportunities has your congregation made available to its children and youth over the last year? : Volunteer work in local food pantry, soup kitchen, or homeless shelter (SRVCPPS3)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked22640.3
1) Checked33559.7
TOTAL561100.0
27) What sort of service opportunities has your congregation made available to its children and youth over the last year? : Volunteer work for other local mission or service organization (SRVCPPS4)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked24543.7
1) Checked31656.3
TOTAL561100.0
28) Of the various types of ministry to children that churches engage in, which three are the most important? Number one. (IMPTMIN1)
TOTAL%
1) Christian education42277.4
2) Direct service (e.g., child care, after-school programs)91.7
3) Giving funds for needy children internationally20.4
4) Giving funds for needy children nationally/locally40.7
6) Recruiting volunteers for children's ministries/missions40.7
7) Spiritual formation10419.1
Missing16 
TOTAL545100.0
29) Of the various types of ministry to children that churches engage in, which three are the most important? Number two. (IMPTMIN2)
TOTAL%
1) Christian education9818.1
2) Direct service (e.g., child care, after-school programs)8615.9
3) Giving funds for needy children internationally305.5
4) Giving funds for needy children nationally/locally519.4
5) Public policy advocacy61.1
6) Recruiting volunteers for children's ministries/missions5710.5
7) Spiritual formation21339.4
Missing20 
TOTAL541100.0
30) Of the various types of ministry to children that churches engage in, which three are the most important? Number three. (IMPTMIN3)
TOTAL%
1) Christian education112.1
2) Direct service (e.g., child care, after-school programs)14528.0
3) Giving funds for needy children internationally5811.2
4) Giving funds for needy children nationally/locally10219.7
5) Public policy advocacy183.5
6) Recruiting volunteers for children's ministries/missions11121.4
7) Spiritual formation7314.1
Missing43 
TOTAL518100.0
31) In the last year, how frequently has the session discussed or otherwise considered the pastoral needs of children? (DISSCHLD)
TOTAL%
1) Very frequently348.0
2) Frequently11627.2
3) Occasionally10223.9
4) Rarely5512.9
5) Never225.2
6) Don't know9823.0
Missing134 
TOTAL427100.0
32) What ministries for children does your congregation provide directly? : Child care during work week (CHDMIN1)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked45781.5
1) Checked10418.5
TOTAL561100.0
33) What ministries for children does your congregation provide directly? : Pre-school (CHDMIN2)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked50189.3
1) Checked6010.7
TOTAL561100.0
34) What ministries for children does your congregation provide directly? : Mentoring/tutoring program (CHDMIN3)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked41674.2
1) Checked14525.8
TOTAL561100.0
35) What ministries for children does your congregation provide directly? : Other after-school programs (CHDMIN4)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked48686.6
1) Checked7513.4
TOTAL561100.0
36) What ministries for children does your congregation provide directly? : Feeding program/meals (CHDMIN5)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked46582.9
1) Checked9617.1
TOTAL561100.0
37) What ministries for children does your congregation provide directly? : Ministry to children in homeless families (CHDMIN6)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked51892.3
1) Checked437.7
TOTAL561100.0
38) What ministries for children does your congregation provide directly? : "Safe Place" designation (CHDMIN7)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked47484.5
1) Checked8715.5
TOTAL561100.0
39) What ministries for children does your congregation provide directly? : Scouting (CHDMIN8)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked50790.4
1) Checked549.6
TOTAL561100.0
40) What ministries for children does your congregation provide directly? : Other (specify) (CHDMIN9)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked51692.0
1) Checked458.0
TOTAL561100.0
41) What ministries for children does your congregation provide through another organization that rents or uses the congregation's facilities? : Child care during work week (CHDMINB1)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked52393.2
1) Checked386.8
TOTAL561100.0
42) What ministries for children does your congregation provide through another organization that rents or uses the congregation's facilities? : Pre-school (CHDMINB2)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked52593.6
1) Checked366.4
TOTAL561100.0
43) What ministries for children does your congregation provide through another organization that rents or uses the congregation's facilities? : Mentoring/tutoring program (CHDMINB3)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked52092.7
1) Checked417.3
TOTAL561100.0
44) What ministries for children does your congregation provide through another organization that rents or uses the congregation's facilities? : Other after-school programs (CHDMINB4)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked53695.5
1) Checked254.5
TOTAL561100.0
45) What ministries for children does your congregation provide through another organization that rents or uses the congregation's facilities? : Feeding program/meals (CHDMINB5)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked53495.2
1) Checked274.8
TOTAL561100.0
46) What ministries for children does your congregation provide through another organization that rents or uses the congregation's facilities? : Ministry to children in homeless families (CHDMINB6)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked39370.1
1) Checked16829.9
TOTAL561100.0
47) What ministries for children does your congregation provide through another organization that rents or uses the congregation's facilities? : "Safe Place" designation (CHDMINB7)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked47384.3
1) Checked8815.7
TOTAL561100.0
48) What ministries for children does your congregation provide through another organization that rents or uses the congregation's facilities? : Scouting (CHDMINB8)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked52192.9
1) Checked407.1
TOTAL561100.0
49) What ministries for children does your congregation provide through another organization that rents or uses the congregation's facilities? : Other (specify) (CHDMINB9)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked55298.4
1) Checked91.6
TOTAL561100.0
50) Does your congregation present children in the congregation with Bibles when they attain a certain age or grade level? (CHDBIBLE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, all35381.5
2) Yes, some266.0
3) No286.5
4) Don't know266.0
Missing128 
TOTAL433100.0
51) [ASK ONLY IF CHDBIBLE=1 "YES, ALL" OR 2 "YES, SOME"]At what age or grade level is this typically done? (CHDBIBL2)
TOTAL%
1) 110.3
5) 520.6
6) 6103.0
7) 7134.0
8) 811033.5
9) 94112.5
10) 103510.7
11) 11206.1
12) 123711.3
13) 13195.8
14) 1420.6
15) 1520.6
17) 17216.4
18) 1872.1
80) Age 8 and age 1810.3
87) Age 5 and 810.3
93) Age 10 and age 1710.3
97) Age 7 and age 1210.3
99) Don't know or other age combinations41.2
Missing233 
TOTAL328100.0
52) Does your congregation have an official policy, approved by the session, to protect children from sexual exploitation or abuse by adult leaders, members, or volunteers? (CONGPOLC)
TOTAL%
1) Yes15535.7
2) No14733.9
3) Don't know13230.4
Missing127 
TOTAL434100.0
53) Are you familiar with one or more of the 33 Presbyterian Children's Homes and Related Ministries located across the United States? (CHLDHOME)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, with one or two of them18232.7
2) Yes, with a few of them407.2
3) Yes, with several of them315.6
4) No, not familiar30354.5
Missing5 
TOTAL556100.0
54) Were you aware that the year leading up to the 2001 General Assembly meeting was designated as "The Year of the Child"? (YRCHILD)
TOTAL%
1) Yes31456.5
2) No24243.5
Missing5 
TOTAL556100.0
55) Did your congregation hold any events as parts of or in other ways recognize "The Year of the Child"? (YRCHLDEV)
TOTAL%
1) Yes549.9
2) No28451.8
3) Don't know21038.3
Missing13 
TOTAL548100.0
56) Were you aware that the period 2001-2010 was designated "The Decade of the Child" by the 2001 General Assembly? (DECDCHLD)
TOTAL%
1) Yes8114.6
2) No47385.4
Missing7 
TOTAL554100.0
57) What is the youngest age you think is generally suitable for children to begin attending worship for part or all of the time? (WRSHAGE)
TOTAL%
0) 040.8
1) 19918.6
2) 2489.0
3) 39317.4
4) 47413.9
5) 57514.1
6) 66712.6
7) 7183.4
8) 8183.4
9) 950.9
10) 10112.1
11) 1120.4
12) 12122.3
13) 1320.4
15) 1510.2
18) 1810.2
98) Depends on child30.6
Missing28 
TOTAL533100.0
58) Should children at that age be expected to worship for… (WRSHEXPC)
TOTAL%
1) The entire service?14628.1
2) Only part of the service?37471.9
Missing41 
TOTAL520100.0
59) [ASK ONLY IF WRSHEXPC=2 "ONLY PART OF THE SERVICE"]What parts of worship would be more suitable and what parts less suitable for young children to attend? Opening/gathering. (WRSSUIT1)
TOTAL%
1) More suitable51298.3
2) Uncertain71.3
3) Less suitable20.4
Missing40 
TOTAL521100.0
60) [ASK ONLY IF WRSHEXPC=2 "ONLY PART OF THE SERVICE"]What parts of worship would be more suitable and what parts less suitable for young children to attend? Scripture reading. (WRSSUIT2)
TOTAL%
1) More suitable36071.4
2) Uncertain7514.9
3) Less suitable6913.7
Missing57 
TOTAL504100.0
61) [ASK ONLY IF WRSHEXPC=2 "ONLY PART OF THE SERVICE"]What parts of worship would be more suitable and what parts less suitable for young children to attend? Sermon. (WRSSUIT3)
TOTAL%
1) More suitable8317.1
2) Uncertain6112.6
3) Less suitable34270.4
Missing75 
TOTAL486100.0
62) [ASK ONLY IF WRSHEXPC=2 "ONLY PART OF THE SERVICE"]What parts of worship would be more suitable and what parts less suitable for young children to attend? Prayers. (WRSSUIT4)
TOTAL%
1) More suitable36072.3
2) Uncertain6713.5
3) Less suitable7114.3
Missing63 
TOTAL498100.0
63) [ASK ONLY IF WRSHEXPC=2 "ONLY PART OF THE SERVICE"]What parts of worship would be more suitable and what parts less suitable for young children to attend? Sacraments. (WRSSUIT5)
TOTAL%
1) More suitable26154.4
2) Uncertain9119.0
3) Less suitable12826.7
Missing81 
TOTAL480100.0
64) [ASK ONLY IF WRSHEXPC=2 "ONLY PART OF THE SERVICE"]What parts of worship would be more suitable and what parts less suitable for young children to attend? Closing. (WRSSUIT6)
TOTAL%
1) More suitable27356.8
2) Uncertain7916.4
3) Less suitable12926.8
Missing80 
TOTAL481100.0
65) At what age do you think children should generally be expected to be present in worship for the entire service? (SRVCAGE)
TOTAL%
1) 1234.4
2) 240.8
3) 391.7
4) 4193.6
5) 5529.9
6) 69818.7
7) 7489.1
8) 86211.8
9) 9224.2
10) 106011.4
11) 1171.3
12) 126712.8
13) 13214.0
14) 14132.5
15) 1581.5
16) 1651.0
18) 1820.4
98) Depends on child30.6
99) Don't know20.4
Missing36 
TOTAL525100.0
66) Did your congregation participate in the National Observance of Children's Sabbaths in 2000 (October 19-21)? (PRTSABTH)
TOTAL%
1) Yes213.9
2) No27350.8
3) Don't know24345.3
Missing24 
TOTAL537100.0
67) How often does your congregation have nursery or other child care during Sunday worship? (CCSUNDAY)
TOTAL%
1) Always47886.3
2) Almost always173.1
3) Most of the time30.5
4) Some of the time112.0
5) Rarely91.6
6) Never366.5
Missing7 
TOTAL554100.0
68) How often does your congregation have nursery or other child care during other major gatherings? (CCGATHER)
TOTAL%
1) Always19536.0
2) Almost always15729.0
3) Most of the time488.9
4) Some of the time6111.3
5) Rarely315.7
6) Never499.1
Missing20 
TOTAL541100.0
69) How often does your congregation have nursery or other child care during committee meetings? (CCMEET)
TOTAL%
1) Always315.9
2) Almost always264.9
3) Most of the time305.7
4) Some of the time9518.1
5) Rarely15830.0
6) Never18635.4
Missing35 
TOTAL526100.0
70) How often does your congregation have nursery or other child care during session meetings? (CCSESSON)
TOTAL%
1) Always214.0
2) Almost always163.0
3) Most of the time142.7
4) Some of the time224.2
5) Rarely10419.8
6) Never34866.3
Missing36 
TOTAL525100.0
71) How good a job do you believe your congregation is doing in the following area of children's ministries? Direct service (e.g., child care). (JOBSERVC)
TOTAL%
1) Excellent18335.1
2) Good17233.0
3) Okay7013.4
4) Needs to do more428.0
5) Needs to do much more295.6
6) Don't know265.0
Missing39 
TOTAL522100.0
72) How good a job do you believe your congregation is doing in the following area of children's ministries? Christian education. (JOBEDUC)
TOTAL%
1) Excellent24744.8
2) Good19234.8
3) Okay549.8
4) Needs to do more285.1
5) Needs to do much more203.6
6) Don't know101.8
Missing10 
TOTAL551100.0
73) How good a job do you believe your congregation is doing in the following area of children's ministries? Spiritual formation. (JOBSPRT)
TOTAL%
1) Excellent14827.2
2) Good21539.5
3) Okay7313.4
4) Needs to do more529.6
5) Needs to do much more285.1
6) Don't know285.1
Missing17 
TOTAL544100.0
74) How good a job do you believe your congregation is doing in the following area of children's ministries? Public policy advocacy. (JOBPBPOL)
TOTAL%
1) Excellent265.0
2) Good5610.8
3) Okay11422.0
4) Needs to do more9718.7
5) Needs to do much more499.5
6) Don't know17634.0
Missing43 
TOTAL518100.0
75) How good a job do you believe your congregation is doing in the following area of children's ministries? Helping needy children in your community. (JOBNEEDY)
TOTAL%
1) Excellent488.8
2) Good13524.9
3) Okay12222.5
4) Needs to do more13424.7
5) Needs to do much more5810.7
6) Don't know468.5
Missing18 
TOTAL543100.0
76) How good a job do you believe your congregation is doing in the following area of children's ministries? Helping needy children elsewhere in the U.S. (JOBNDELS)
TOTAL%
1) Excellent264.8
2) Good11120.5
3) Okay15628.8
4) Needs to do more11721.6
5) Needs to do much more6311.6
6) Don't know6912.7
Missing19 
TOTAL542100.0
77) How good a job do you believe your congregation is doing in the following area of children's ministries? Helping needy children internationally. (JOBNDINT)
TOTAL%
1) Excellent325.9
2) Good10719.8
3) Okay15628.8
4) Needs to do more11821.8
5) Needs to do much more5810.7
6) Don't know7012.9
Missing20 
TOTAL541100.0
78) How familiar are you with the following children/youth-related resources and programs from the PC(USA)? Guidelines for Child Care at Church-Sponsored Meetings (booklet). (RSCGUIDE)
TOTAL%
1) Very familiar30.5
2) Generally familiar193.5
3) Only a little familiar386.9
4) Not familiar49089.1
Missing11 
TOTAL550100.0
79) How familiar are you with the following children/youth-related resources and programs from the PC(USA)? We Won't Let it Happen Here! Preventing Child Sexual Abuse in the Church (booklet). (RSCABUSE)
TOTAL%
1) Very familiar71.3
2) Generally familiar325.8
3) Only a little familiar519.3
4) Not familiar46183.7
Missing10 
TOTAL551100.0
80) How familiar are you with the following children/youth-related resources and programs from the PC(USA)? "A Vision for Children and the Church" (1993 General Assembly Resolution). (RSCVISON)
TOTAL%
1) Very familiar20.4
2) Generally familiar152.7
3) Only a little familiar386.9
4) Not familiar49490.0
Missing12 
TOTAL549100.0
81) How familiar are you with the following children/youth-related resources and programs from the PC(USA)? Congregations Covenanting for Children, child advocacy program and materials for congregations. (RSCCHILD)
TOTAL%
1) Very familiar10.2
2) Generally familiar81.5
3) Only a little familiar417.5
4) Not familiar49990.9
Missing12 
TOTAL549100.0
82) How familiar are you with the following children/youth-related resources and programs from the PC(USA)? "Children's Sabbath" program (Children's Defense Fund). (RSCSABTH)
TOTAL%
1) Very familiar40.7
2) Generally familiar183.3
3) Only a little familiar397.1
4) Not familiar48988.9
Missing11 
TOTAL550100.0
83) How interested would you be in the PC(USA) developing resources for congregations in Christian education for children? (CHDEDUC)
TOTAL%
1) Very interested29855.8
2) Somewhat interested18133.9
3) Not too interested366.7
4) Not at all interested193.6
Missing27 
TOTAL534100.0
84) How interested would you be in the PC(USA) developing resources for congregations in the spiritual formation for children? (SPRTFORM)
TOTAL%
1) Very interested28454.1
2) Somewhat interested18334.9
3) Not too interested387.2
4) Not at all interested203.8
Missing36 
TOTAL525100.0
85) How interested would you be in the PC(USA) developing resources for congregations in pastoral care of children? (PASTCARE)
TOTAL%
1) Very interested19137.2
2) Somewhat interested21642.0
3) Not too interested8216.0
4) Not at all interested254.9
Missing47 
TOTAL514100.0
86) How interested would you be in the PC(USA) developing resources for congregations in helping needy children in the U.S.? (NEEDYUS)
TOTAL%
1) Very interested16230.8
2) Somewhat interested26049.4
3) Not too interested8616.3
4) Not at all interested183.4
Missing35 
TOTAL526100.0
87) How interested would you be in the PC(USA) developing resources for congregations in helping needy children internationally? (NEEDYINT)
TOTAL%
1) Very interested12223.5
2) Somewhat interested26450.8
3) Not too interested11021.2
4) Not at all interested244.6
Missing41 
TOTAL520100.0
88) How interested would you be in the PC(USA) developing resources for congregations in advocacy on public policy related to children? (PUBPOLCY)
TOTAL%
1) Very interested10921.4
2) Somewhat interested18636.5
3) Not too interested14528.4
4) Not at all interested7013.7
Missing51 
TOTAL510100.0
89) How interested would you be in the PC(USA) developing resources for congregations in child care centers, after-school programs and other direct service provision for children? (CARECNTR)
TOTAL%
1) Very interested14527.9
2) Somewhat interested20940.2
3) Not too interested11822.7
4) Not at all interested489.2
Missing41 
TOTAL520100.0
90) How interested would you be in the PC(USA) developing resources for congregations in Bible study related to children's needs and issues? (CHDSTUDY)
TOTAL%
1) Very interested24746.3
2) Somewhat interested21740.6
3) Not too interested5410.1
4) Not at all interested163.0
Missing27 
TOTAL534100.0
91) How interested would you be in the PC(USA) developing resources for congregations in prayer for children and their needs? (CHDPRAYR)
TOTAL%
1) Very interested28954.2
2) Somewhat interested18935.5
3) Not too interested417.7
4) Not at all interested142.6
Missing28 
TOTAL533100.0
92) Of the concerns and issues related to children listed below, which three do you think are the most serious ones that children face as they grow up in your community today? Number one. (CHDISS1)
TOTAL%
1) Abuse by others183.3
2) Abuse by parents264.8
3) Availability of alcohol/tobacco/illegal drugs16830.8
4) Few organized sports/arts/leisure-time activities50.9
5) Insufficient/inadequate child care162.9
6) Lack of adult supervision7714.1
7) Lack of health insurance and/or health care142.6
8) Peer pressure8816.1
9) Schools/education system275.0
10) Violence in the schools71.3
11) Violence/sex on TV, movies, other media9918.2
Missing16 
TOTAL545100.0
93) Of the concerns and issues related to children listed below, which three do you think are the most serious ones that children face as they grow up in your community today? Number two. (CHDISS2)
TOTAL%
1) Abuse by others213.9
2) Abuse by parents152.8
3) Availability of alcohol/tobacco/illegal drugs9216.9
4) Few organized sports/arts/leisure-time activities183.3
5) Insufficient/inadequate child care254.6
6) Lack of adult supervision539.7
7) Lack of health insurance and/or health care407.4
8) Peer pressure10819.9
9) Schools/education system254.6
10) Violence in the schools213.9
11) Violence/sex on TV, movies, other media12623.2
Missing17 
TOTAL544100.0
94) Of the concerns and issues related to children listed below, which three do you think are the most serious ones that children face as they grow up in your community today? Number three. (CHDISS3)
TOTAL%
1) Abuse by others234.3
2) Abuse by parents152.8
3) Availability of alcohol/tobacco/illegal drugs9517.7
4) Few organized sports/arts/leisure-time activities193.5
5) Insufficient/inadequate child care193.5
6) Lack of adult supervision6612.3
7) Lack of health insurance and/or health care336.2
8) Peer pressure9117.0
9) Schools/education system356.5
10) Violence in the schools234.3
11) Violence/sex on TV, movies, other media11721.8
Missing25 
TOTAL536100.0
95) Of the international issues involving or affecting children listed below, which three do you think the church should be most concerned with addressing? Number one. (INTISS1)
TOTAL%
1) AIDS pandemic529.7
2) Child labor91.7
3) Hunger/malnutrition22642.2
4) Lack of education/illiteracy8716.3
5) Land mines20.4
6) Other infectious diseases10.2
7) Poverty6612.3
8) Public health needs213.9
9) Sexual exploitation417.7
10) War/civil unrest/terrorism305.6
Missing26 
TOTAL535100.0
96) Of the international issues involving or affecting children listed below, which three do you think the church should be most concerned with addressing? Number two. (INTISS2)
TOTAL%
1) AIDS pandemic315.8
2) Child labor214.0
3) Hunger/malnutrition9217.3
4) Lack of education/illiteracy13325.0
5) Land mines20.4
6) Other infectious disease203.8
7) Poverty8816.6
8) Public health needs7413.9
9) Sexual exploitation366.8
10) War/civil unrest/terrorism346.4
Missing30 
TOTAL531100.0
97) Of the international issues involving or affecting children listed below, which three do you think the church should be most concerned with addressing? Number three. (INTISS3)
TOTAL%
1) AIDS pandemic397.4
2) Child labor254.8
3) Hunger/malnutrition5410.3
4) Lack of education/illiteracy9918.8
5) Land mines163.0
6) Other infectious disease234.4
7) Poverty7714.6
8) Public health needs9017.1
9) Sexual exploitation366.8
10) War/civil unrest/terrorism6712.7
Missing35 
TOTAL526100.0
98) Sample of members, elders, or clergy (SAMPLE)
TOTAL%
2) Elders561100.0
TOTAL561100.0
99) Survey format (SURVEY)
TOTAL%
1) Paper copy54196.4
2) From the web203.6
TOTAL561100.0
100) How many years have you been a member of your current congregation? __ year(s) (if less than one year, __ months) (YRSMMEMB)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL55522.82215
101) How far do you live from your congregation? __ mile(s) (HOWFAR)
TOTAL%
0) Less than one mile101.8
1) 112923.5
2) 28315.1
3) 37714.0
4) 4397.1
5) 56111.1
6) 6336.0
7) 7244.4
8) 8213.8
9) 971.3
10) 10234.2
11) 1110.2
12) 1291.6
13) 1340.7
15) 1591.6
17) 1730.5
18) 1820.4
19) 1910.2
20) 2061.1
22) 2210.2
25) 2520.4
30) 3020.4
40) 4010.2
45) 4510.2
500) 50010.2
Missing11 
TOTAL550100.0
102) 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
TOTAL535895.6371579
103) Have you ever been ordained an elder in the Presbyterian Church? (Check one box) (EVERELDR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes55199.1
2) No50.9
Missing5 
TOTAL556100.0
104) [IF YES TO EVERELDR] Are you serving now on session? (NOWELDR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes31357.3
2) No23342.7
Missing15 
TOTAL546100.0
105) Have you ever been ordained a deacon in the Presbyterian Church? (Check one box) (EVERDCON)
TOTAL%
1) Yes21639.5
2) No33160.5
Missing14 
TOTAL547100.0
106) [IF YES TO EVERDCON] Are you currently serving on the board of deacons? (NOWDCON)
TOTAL%
1) Yes72.3
2) No29497.7
Missing260 
TOTAL301100.0
107) 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 Checked33960.6
1) Checked22039.4
Missing2 
TOTAL559100.0
108) 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 Checked24944.5
1) Checked31055.5
Missing2 
TOTAL559100.0
109) 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 Checked50890.9
1) Checked519.1
Missing2 
TOTAL559100.0
110) 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 Checked45381.0
1) Checked10619.0
Missing2 
TOTAL559100.0
111) 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 Checked36966.0
1) Checked19034.0
Missing2 
TOTAL559100.0
112) What other positions, if any, do you hold in the church? (Check all that apply) - Organist or choir director (POSCHDIR)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked54697.7
1) Checked132.3
Missing2 
TOTAL559100.0
113) What other positions, if any, do you hold in the church? (Check all that apply) - Member of choir (POSCHMEM)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked41874.8
1) Checked14125.2
Missing2 
TOTAL559100.0
114) What other positions, if any, do you hold in the church? (Check all that apply) - Church school teacher/leader (POSTCHER)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked36264.8
1) Checked19735.2
Missing2 
TOTAL559100.0
115) What other positions, if any, do you hold in the church? (Check all that apply) - Other (specify) (POSOTHER)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked52293.4
1) Checked376.6
Missing2 
TOTAL559100.0
116) How often do you generally attend Sunday worship at your congregation? (Check the appropriate box) (FREQATTD)
TOTAL%
4) Several times a year30.5
5) Once a month40.7
6) 2-3 times a month427.6
7) Nearly every week33059.8
8) Every week17331.3
Missing9 
TOTAL552100.0
117) 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) Yes51897.9
2) No112.1
Missing32 
TOTAL529100.0
118) [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) None40.7
1) 1101.8
2) 2468.5
3) 3509.2
4) 48916.4
5) 5488.8
6) 66612.1
7) 7203.7
8) 8529.6
9) 981.5
10) 107113.1
11) 1130.6
12) 12244.4
13) 1330.6
14) 1450.9
15) 15193.5
16) 1630.6
18) 1830.6
20) 2091.7
24) 2410.2
25) 2520.4
26) 2610.2
28) 2810.2
30) 3020.4
35) 3510.2
36) 3610.2
48) 4810.2
99) Don't Know10.2
Missing17 
TOTAL544100.0
119) [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 Checked48987.5
1) Checked7012.5
Missing2 
TOTAL559100.0
120) [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 Checked46983.9
1) Checked9016.1
Missing2 
TOTAL559100.0
121) [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 Checked32558.1
1) Checked23441.9
Missing2 
TOTAL559100.0
122) [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 Checked42676.2
1) Checked13323.8
Missing2 
TOTAL559100.0
123) [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 Checked10318.4
1) Checked45681.6
Missing2 
TOTAL559100.0
124) [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. (EMCTCHHU)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked49488.4
1) Checked6511.6
Missing2 
TOTAL559100.0
125) [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 Checked51992.8
1) Checked407.2
Missing2 
TOTAL559100.0
126) [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 Checked51291.6
1) Checked478.4
Missing2 
TOTAL559100.0
127) [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 Checked55298.7
1) Checked71.3
Missing2 
TOTAL559100.0
128) [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 Checked44279.1
1) Checked11720.9
Missing2 
TOTAL559100.0
129) [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 Checked50790.7
1) Checked529.3
Missing2 
TOTAL559100.0
130) [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 Checked55699.5
1) Checked30.5
Missing2 
TOTAL559100.0
131) [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 Checked54096.6
1) Checked193.4
Missing2 
TOTAL559100.0
132) [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 Checked55298.7
1) Checked71.3
Missing2 
TOTAL559100.0
133) [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 other1777.3
2) Worked at another church14.5
3) Visited another church (out of town)29.1
5) Visited another church29.1
Missing539 
TOTAL22100.0
134) 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 Hours417.4
2) 1-2 Hours7313.2
3) 3-5 Hours15828.5
4) 6-10 Hours16529.8
5) 11-20 Hours7814.1
6) More than 20 Hours397.0
Missing7 
TOTAL554100.0
135) 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 Hours417.4
2) 1-2 Hours10619.1
3) 3-5 Hours15528.0
4) 6-10 Hours13724.7
5) 11-20 Hours6211.2
6) More than 20 Hours539.6
Missing7 
TOTAL554100.0
136) 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 Hours25947.2
2) 1-2 Hours12122.0
3) 3-5 Hours9517.3
4) 6-10 Hours437.8
5) 11-20 Hours122.2
6) More than 20 Hours193.5
Missing12 
TOTAL549100.0
137) 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 Hours19335.4
2) 1-2 Hours14827.2
3) 3-5 Hours9918.2
4) 6-10 Hours5810.6
5) 11-20 Hours203.7
6) More than 20 Hours275.0
Missing16 
TOTAL545100.0
138) Did you belong to any other churches before the one you now belong to? (BELCHURC)
TOTAL%
1) Yes45382.7
2) No9517.3
Missing13 
TOTAL548100.0
139) [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) Baptist286.1
2) Disciples of Christ92.0
3) Episcopal143.1
4) Lutheran173.7
5) Methodist7215.8
6) Presbyterian22849.9
7) Other Presbyterian122.6
8) Reformed102.2
9) Roman Catholic153.3
10) UCC214.6
11) Non-denominational132.8
12) Other183.9
Missing104 
TOTAL457100.0
140) 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) Baptist478.5
2) Disciples of Christ101.8
3) Episcopal234.2
4) Lutheran244.3
5) Methodist8515.4
6) Presbyterian23041.7
7) Other Presbyterian122.2
8) Reformed122.2
9) Roman Catholic274.9
10) UCC274.9
11) Non-denominational162.9
12) None142.5
13) Other254.5
Missing9 
TOTAL552100.0
141) How old were you when you first became a member of a Presbyterian church? (HOWOLD)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL55125.50316
142) When you were growing up, say ages 10 to 12, how active were your parents in church? (PAR_ACTV)
TOTAL%
1) Very active21137.9
2) Generally active12422.3
3) Somewhat active7613.6
4) Not very active6511.7
5) Not active at all7713.8
6) Don't know40.7
Missing4 
TOTAL557100.0
143) 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) Yes9918.1
2) No44781.9
Missing15 
TOTAL546100.0
144) [IF YES TO RELPAST] How many relatives are currently serving the church in full-time paid positions? (RELPAST#)
TOTAL%
0) 3629.3
1) 6250.4
2) 1613.0
3) 54.1
4) 10.8
5) 21.6
6) 10.8
Missing438 
TOTAL123100.0
145) [IF YES TO RELPAST] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - My father (DADPAST)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked55599.5
1) Checked30.5
Missing3 
TOTAL558100.0
146) [IF YES TO RELPAST] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - My mother (MOMPAST)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked55899.8
1) Checked10.2
Missing2 
TOTAL559100.0
147) [IF YES TO RELPAST] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - My grandfather (GDADPAST)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked559100.0
Missing2 
TOTAL559100.0
148) [IF YES TO RELPAST] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - My grandmother (GMOMPAST)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked55899.8
1) Checked10.2
Missing2 
TOTAL559100.0
149) [IF YES TO RELPAST] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - My son (SONPAST)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked54697.7
1) Checked132.3
Missing2 
TOTAL559100.0
150) [IF YES TO RELPAST] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - My daughter (DAUGPAST)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked55098.4
1) Checked91.6
Missing2 
TOTAL559100.0
151) [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 Checked55098.4
1) Checked91.6
Missing2 
TOTAL559100.0
152) [IF YES TO RELPAST] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - Other (OTHPAST)
TOTAL%
0) All other45.2
1) Grandchild11.3
2) Distant ancestor22.6
3) Uncle/Aunt67.8
4) Niece or nephew1519.5
5) Cousin3241.6
8) Spouse67.8
9) In-law1114.3
Missing484 
TOTAL77100.0
153) 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) Yes12422.8
2) No41977.2
Missing18 
TOTAL543100.0
154) [IF YES TO RELCRCH] How many relatives in the past served the church in full-time paid positions? (Approximate number) (RELCRCH#)
TOTAL%
0) 2922.8
1) 5442.5
2) 2620.5
3) 64.7
4) 43.1
5) 10.8
6) 32.4
7) 32.4
8) 10.8
Missing434 
TOTAL127100.0
155) [IF YES TO RELCRCH] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - My father (DADCRCH)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked54397.1
1) Checked162.9
Missing2 
TOTAL559100.0
156) [IF YES TO RELCRCH] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - My mother (MOMCRCH)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked54196.8
1) Checked183.2
Missing2 
TOTAL559100.0
157) [IF YES TO RELCRCH] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - My grandfather (GDADCRCH)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked53796.1
1) Checked223.9
Missing2 
TOTAL559100.0
158) [IF YES TO RELCRCH] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - My grandmother (GMOMCRCH)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked55198.7
1) Checked71.3
Missing3 
TOTAL558100.0
159) [IF YES TO RELCRCH] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply – My son (SONCHURC)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked55899.8
1) Checked10.2
Missing2 
TOTAL559100.0
160) [IF YES TO RELCRCH] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - My daughter (DAUGCRCH)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked55899.8
1) Checked10.2
Missing2 
TOTAL559100.0
161) [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 Checked54597.5
1) Checked142.5
Missing2 
TOTAL559100.0
162) [IF YES TO RELCRCH] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) - Other (OTHCRCH)
TOTAL%
0) All other33.7
2) Distant ancestor2226.8
3) Uncle/Aunt2935.4
4) Niece or nephew11.2
5) Cousin1315.9
8) Spouse67.3
9) In-law89.8
Missing479 
TOTAL82100.0
163) Which of the following terms best describes your current stand on theological issues? (LIB_CONS)
TOTAL%
1) Very conservative254.5
2) Conservative19535.2
3) Moderate25045.1
4) Liberal6912.5
5) Very Liberal152.7
Missing7 
TOTAL554100.0
164) Have you ever tried to encourage someone to believe in Jesus Christ or accept Him as a personal savior? (WITNESS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes39471.0
2) No16129.0
Missing6 
TOTAL555100.0
165) 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) Yes25145.9
2) No29654.1
Missing14 
TOTAL547100.0
166) Do you believe that some or all of the Bible was inspired by God? (INSP_GOD)
TOTAL%
1) Yes52998.3
2) No91.7
Missing23 
TOTAL538100.0
167) [IF YES TO INSP_GOD] How much of what the Bible contains do you believe was inspired by God? (INSPMUCH)
TOTAL%
1) All of it30456.7
2) Almost all of it7814.6
3) Most of it10419.4
4) Some of it326.0
5) Only a very small amount20.4
6) Not sure163.0
Missing25 
TOTAL536100.0
168) The account of Creation presented in Genesis - (Check the one box that best describes your view) (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 world397.2
2) Is a true account of how God created the world30255.5
3) Reflects human feelings about how the world might have been created20337.3
Missing17 
TOTAL544100.0
169) 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.14527.4
2) The Bible is without error of any kind in spiritual matters, but there are problems in other areas such as science and history.26750.5
3) The Bible contains errors in both spiritual and secular matters.11722.1
Missing32 
TOTAL529100.0
170) 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 agree325.9
2) Agree11320.7
3) Not sure6712.3
4) Disagree23442.9
5) Strongly disagree10018.3
Missing15 
TOTAL546100.0
171) 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 agree203.7
2) Agree14426.6
3) Not sure10118.6
4) Disagree16430.3
5) Strongly disagree11320.8
Missing19 
TOTAL542100.0
172) 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 agree36367.1
2) Agree14226.2
3) Not sure305.5
4) Disagree61.1
Missing20 
TOTAL541100.0
173) 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 agree27150.5
2) Agree13625.3
3) Not sure7213.4
4) Disagree529.7
5) Strongly disagree61.1
Missing24 
TOTAL537100.0
174) 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 agree15127.9
2) Agree10018.5
3) Not sure13324.5
4) Disagree11421.0
5) Strongly disagree448.1
Missing19 
TOTAL542100.0
175) 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 agree23643.1
2) Agree28251.6
3) Not sure152.7
4) Disagree132.4
5) Strongly disagree10.2
Missing14 
TOTAL547100.0
176) Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with the following statement. - The Devil (Satan) really exists. (DEVL_XST)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree21038.7
2) Agree18233.5
3) Not sure8916.4
4) Disagree478.7
5) Strongly disagree152.8
Missing18 
TOTAL543100.0
177) 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 agree26648.7
2) Agree19135.0
3) Not sure7513.7
4) Disagree91.6
5) Strongly disagree50.9
Missing15 
TOTAL546100.0
178) 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 daily11220.6
2) Several times a week10018.3
3) Weekly8315.2
4) Several times a month7814.3
5) Once a month336.1
6) Several times a year10719.6
7) Once a year or less213.9
8) Never112.0
Missing16 
TOTAL545100.0
179) 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 daily152.8
2) Several times a week275.0
3) Weekly13124.1
4) Several times a month6411.8
5) Once a month478.7
6) Several times a year9417.3
7) Once a year or less6411.8
8) Never10118.6
Missing18 
TOTAL543100.0
180) 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 daily30.6
2) Several times a week50.9
3) Weekly14827.8
4) Several times a month417.7
5) Once a month5610.5
6) Several times a year7814.7
7) Once a year or less8516.0
8) Never11621.8
Missing29 
TOTAL532100.0
181) Approximately how frequently do you engage in the following activity? (Check one box on each line) - Pray privately (OFT_PPRI)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/almost daily37768.7
2) Several times a week10018.2
3) Weekly244.4
4) Several times a month305.5
5) Once a month30.5
6) Several times a year132.4
7) Once a year or less10.2
8) Never10.2
Missing12 
TOTAL549100.0
182) 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 daily12122.3
2) Several times a week8916.4
3) Weekly11220.6
4) Several times a month6612.2
5) Once a month264.8
6) Several times a year6812.5
7) Once a year or less173.1
8) Never448.1
Missing18 
TOTAL543100.0
183) 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 daily40.7
2) Several times a week50.9
3) Weekly6912.8
4) Several times a month275.0
5) Once a month285.2
6) Several times a year7714.3
7) Once a year or less8816.4
8) Never24044.6
Missing23 
TOTAL538100.0
184) Do you believe that Jesus will return to Earth some day? (JES_RTRN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes41978.9
2) No234.3
3) Not sure8916.8
Missing30 
TOTAL531100.0
185) [IF YES TO JES_RTRN] Do you think that Jesus's 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 2000102.1
2) About as likely in 2000 as in any other year29262.1
3) Less likely in 2000112.3
4) No Opinion15733.4
Missing91 
TOTAL470100.0
186) Do you currently have plans for this coming New Year's Eve (Dec. 31, 1999)? (PLAN_NYR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes15528.5
2) No38971.5
Missing17 
TOTAL544100.0
187) [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) Yes7826.7
2) No21473.3
Missing269 
TOTAL292100.0
188) [IF YES TO PLAN_NYR] What do you plan to do? - First response (PLAN_DO1)
TOTAL%
1) Nothing special/stay at home99.3
2) Spend time with family3030.9
3) Party/celebrate1919.6
4) Work55.2
5) Attend church2121.6
6) Vacation/travel11.0
7) Not sure-no plans yet44.1
9) Other88.2
Missing464 
TOTAL97100.0
189) [IF YES TO PLAN_NYR] What do you plan to do? - Second response (PLAN_DO2)
TOTAL%
1) Nothing special/stay at home133.3
3) Party/celebrate266.7
Missing558 
TOTAL3100.0
190) 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, definitely488.7
2) Yes, probably6611.9
3) No, probably not12021.7
4) No, definitely not244.3
5) Don't know29553.3
Missing8 
TOTAL553100.0
191) 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 major10.2
2) Major142.5
3) Minor22240.2
4) Very minor23041.7
5) None at all529.4
6) No opinion336.0
Missing9 
TOTAL552100.0
192) 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 major10.2
2) Major50.9
3) Minor19134.6
4) Very minor24043.5
5) None at all8515.4
6) No opinion305.4
Missing9 
TOTAL552100.0
193) What sort of disruptions, if any, do you think the Y2K computer problem will cause in early 2000...in your local church? (Y2KCRCH)
TOTAL%
2) Major40.7
3) Minor9316.8
4) Very minor19335.0
5) None at all23442.4
6) No opinion285.1
Missing9 
TOTAL552100.0
194) 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%
2) Major30.5
3) Minor11320.4
4) Very minor21839.4
5) None at all19334.9
6) No opinion264.7
Missing8 
TOTAL553100.0
195) What is your sex? (SEX)
TOTAL%
1) Female28250.8
2) Male27349.2
Missing6 
TOTAL555100.0
196) What is your present age? (AGE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL55458.64612
197) Which of the categories below most closely describes the place in which you currently live? (HOME)
TOTAL%
1) In open country, but not a farm6411.6
2) On a farm386.9
3) In a small city or town (under 50,000)14426.0
4) In a medium-size city (50,000-250,000)8315.0
5) In a suburb near a medium-size city519.2
6) In a large city (over 250,000)6411.6
7) In a suburb near a large city10919.7
Missing8 
TOTAL553100.0
198) What is your present marital status? (MAR_STAT)
TOTAL%
1) Married46985.0
2) Not married8315.0
Missing9 
TOTAL552100.0
199) If not currently married, have you ever been married? (MAR_EVER)
TOTAL%
1) No, never married1922.1
2) Yes, now widowed4451.2
3) Yes, now divorced1922.1
4) Yes, both widowed and divorced44.7
Missing475 
TOTAL86100.0
200) If currently married, have you ever had a previous marriage (or marriages)? (PREV_MAR)
TOTAL%
1) No38484.6
2) Yes, was widowed92.0
3) Yes, was divorced6013.2
4) Yes, both widowed and divorced10.2
Missing107 
TOTAL454100.0
201) How often does your husband or wife attend Sunday worship at your congregation? (SPOUCONG)
TOTAL%
1) Never122.6
2) Less than once a year91.9
3) About once or twice a year153.2
4) Several times a year122.6
5) About once a month204.3
6) 2-3 times a month439.2
7) Nearly every week24151.7
8) Every week11424.5
Missing95 
TOTAL466100.0
202) 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) Baptist5812.6
2) Disciples of Christ61.3
3) Episcopal122.6
4) Lutheran204.3
5) Methodist8318.0
6) Presbyterian Church15533.7
7) Other Presbyterian122.6
8) Reformed10.2
9) Roman Catholic388.3
10) UCC194.1
11) Non-denominational132.8
12) None194.1
13) Other245.2
Missing101 
TOTAL460100.0
203) 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) Baptist10.3
3) Episcopal20.5
5) Methodist41.0
6) Presbyterian Church36692.0
7) Other Presbyterian41.0
9) Roman Catholic71.8
12) None112.8
13) Other30.8
Missing163 
TOTAL398100.0
204) Please indicate your employment status and, if married, the employment of your spouse. - Your employment status, first response (YOUREMP1)
TOTAL%
1) Employed full-time20537.5
2) Employed part-time529.5
3) Self-employed5510.1
4) Unemployed20.4
5) Retired19134.9
6) Homemaker397.1
7) Student10.2
8) Other20.4
Missing14 
TOTAL547100.0
205) Please indicate your employment status and, if married, the employment of your spouse. - Your employment status, second response (YOUREMP2)
TOTAL%
1) Employed full-time48.9
3) Self-employed511.1
5) Retired1124.4
6) Homemaker1942.2
7) Student48.9
8) Other24.4
Missing516 
TOTAL45100.0
206) Please indicate your employment status and, if married, the employment of your spouse. - Employment status of spouse, first response (SPOUEMP1)
TOTAL%
1) Employed full-time17138.3
2) Employed part-time368.1
3) Self-employed409.0
4) Unemployed40.9
5) Retired13430.0
6) Homemaker5311.9
7) Student20.4
8) Other61.3
Missing115 
TOTAL446100.0
207) Please indicate your employment status and, if married, the employment of your spouse. - Employment status of spouse, second response (SPOUEMP2)
TOTAL%
1) Employed full-time210.5
2) Employed part-time315.8
3) Self-employed421.1
5) Retired421.1
6) Homemaker210.5
8) Other421.1
Missing542 
TOTAL19100.0
208) 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)
TOTAL%
0) 0154.3
4) 410.3
5) 510.3
6) 610.3
7) 710.3
9) 910.3
10) 1041.2
12) 1241.2
15) 1582.3
16) 1620.6
17) 1710.3
18) 1820.6
20) 20205.8
22) 2210.3
23) 2310.3
24) 2451.4
25) 2541.2
26) 2610.3
30) 30164.6
32) 3230.9
35) 3582.3
36) 3610.3
37) 3720.6
38) 3882.3
40) 407120.5
42) 4251.4
43) 4341.2
44) 4410.3
45) 454011.5
46) 4610.3
48) 4861.7
50) 505816.7
52) 5210.3
54) 5420.6
55) 55123.5
60) 60257.2
65) 6510.3
70) 7030.9
77) 7710.3
84) 8410.3
85) 8510.3
96) 9610.3
99) Don't know20.6
Missing214 
TOTAL347100.0
209) 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)
TOTAL%
0) 0206.7
1) 110.3
4) 410.3
5) 531.0
6) 620.7
8) 831.0
10) 1041.3
12) 1220.7
14) 1410.3
15) 1593.0
16) 1610.3
17) 1720.7
20) 20113.7
24) 2451.7
25) 2562.0
28) 2810.3
30) 30134.3
32) 3220.7
33) 3320.7
35) 3582.7
36) 3610.3
37) 3720.7
38) 3810.3
39) 3910.3
40) 407424.7
42) 4210.3
44) 4441.3
45) 45237.7
46) 4620.7
47) 4710.3
48) 4851.7
49) 4910.3
50) 503311.0
54) 5420.7
55) 55134.3
60) 60217.0
65) 6520.7
68) 6810.3
70) 7062.0
71) 7110.3
72) 7210.3
75) 7510.3
80) 8020.7
84) 8410.3
99) Don't know31.0
Missing261 
TOTAL300100.0
210) 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) Management5914.5
13) Business and financial operations389.4
15) Computer and math102.5
17) Architecture and engineering215.2
19) Life-physical and social science82.0
21) Community and social services92.2
23) Legal153.7
25) Education/training/library6716.5
27) Arts/design/entertainment/sports/media143.4
29) Healthcare and technical286.9
31) Healthcare support82.0
33) Protective service41.0
35) Food Prep10.2
37) Building and grounds cleaning10.2
39) Personal care51.2
41) Sales and related occupations399.6
43) Office and administrative support307.4
45) Farming/fishing/forestry92.2
47) Construction10.2
49) Installation/maintenance/repair41.0
51) Production occupations61.5
53) Transportation82.0
55) Military20.5
99) Homemaker194.7
Missing155 
TOTAL406100.0
211) 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) Management4012.1
13) Business and financial operations195.7
15) Computer and math144.2
17) Architecture and engineering195.7
19) Life-physical and social science41.2
21) Community and social services113.3
23) Legal82.4
25) Education/training/library5516.6
27) Arts/design/entertainment/sports/media30.9
29) Healthcare and technical3510.6
31) Healthcare support30.9
33) Protective service30.9
39) Personal care20.6
41) Sales and related occupations319.4
43) Office and administrative support319.4
45) Farming/fishing/forestry51.5
47) Construction30.9
49) Installation/maintenance/repair51.5
51) Production occupations123.6
53) Transportation92.7
55) Military20.6
99) Homemaker175.1
Missing230 
TOTAL331100.0
212) What is the highest level of education completed by you and, if married, by your spouse? - Your educational level (EDUCYOU)
TOTAL%
2) Completed 8th grade10.2
3) Some high school40.7
4) High school diploma6010.9
5) Some college9817.8
6) Graduated from college14125.6
7) Some graduate work6712.2
8) A graduate degree18032.7
Missing10 
TOTAL551100.0
213) 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 grade20.4
3) Some high school71.5
4) High school diploma6915.0
5) Some college7516.3
6) Graduated from college13128.4
7) Some graduate work4810.4
8) Graduate degree12928.0
Missing100 
TOTAL461100.0
214) How many children do you have? (If none, write 0.) Include any legally adopted children; exclude stepchildren unless legally adopted. (NO_KIDS)
TOTAL%
0) None5610.2
1) 15810.6
2) 222440.8
3) 313925.3
4) 45510.0
5) 5132.4
6) 630.5
7) 710.2
Missing12 
TOTAL549100.0
215) 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) Live alone6912.5
2) Two of us30755.4
3) Three of us8515.3
4) Four of us6912.5
5) Five of us193.4
6) Six of us50.9
Missing7 
TOTAL554100.0
216) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are - under six years of age? (HH_UNDR6)
TOTAL%
0) None13383.1
1) 12012.5
2) 274.4
Missing401 
TOTAL160100.0
217) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are - 6-12 years of age? (HH_6-12)
TOTAL%
0) None13266.3
1) 14321.6
2) 22110.6
3) 331.5
Missing362 
TOTAL199100.0
218) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are - 13-17 years of age? (HH_13-17)
TOTAL%
0) None12662.4
1) 15426.7
2) 22210.9
Missing359 
TOTAL202100.0
219) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are - 18-24 years of age? (HH_18-24)
TOTAL%
0) None13174.0
1) 13519.8
2) 2105.6
3) 310.6
Missing384 
TOTAL177100.0
220) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are - 25 years of age and over? (HH_25)
TOTAL%
0) None193.7
1) 16111.9
2) 239978.1
3) 3316.1
4) 410.2
Missing50 
TOTAL511100.0
221) 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 adult6511.9
2) Single parent112.0
3) Married, no kids29253.7
4) Married, with kids16229.8
5) Some other arrangement142.6
Missing17 
TOTAL544100.0
222) Where did you live five years ago, in October 1994? (HOM_94)
TOTAL%
1) Same house I live in now49689.4
2) A different house, same county397.0
3) In a different county, same state91.6
4) In a different state81.4
5) In a different country30.5
Missing6 
TOTAL555100.0
223) 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
TOTAL55133.04715
224) Generally speaking, do you think of yourself as a Democrat, Independent, Republican, or other? (DEM_REP)
TOTAL%
1) Democrat15428.1
2) Independent10318.8
3) Republican28752.3
4) Other40.7
6) Reform10.2
Missing12 
TOTAL549100.0
225) What is your race of origin? (Check all that apply.) - First response (RACE1)
TOTAL%
1) White52595.1
2) African American203.6
4) Asian71.3
Missing9 
TOTAL552100.0
226) What is your race of origin? (Check all that apply) - Second response (RACE2)
TOTAL%
1) White120.0
2) African American120.0
3) Indian360.0
Missing556 
TOTAL5100.0
227) 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 10,00010.2
2) $10K-14,999112.1
3) $15K-19,999183.4
4) $20K-29,999356.6
5) $30K-39,999519.7
6) $40K-49,9995310.1
7) $50K-59,9995911.2
8) $60K-69,999448.3
9) $70K-79,999438.2
10) $80K-89,999407.6
11) $90K-99,999275.1
12) $100K-124,9995510.4
13) $125K-149,999305.7
14) $150K or more6011.4
Missing34 
TOTAL527100.0
228) Did you or any other family member fill out a pledge card regarding church giving for the current year? (PLEDGECD)
TOTAL%
1) Yes47085.1
2) No8214.9
Missing9 
TOTAL552100.0
229) 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
TOTAL5303510.8874940
230) 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
TOTAL3952235.8669596
231) 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
TOTAL465562.8224751
232) 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) $013224.9
2) $1-5011321.3
3) $51-1008015.1
4) $101-5009618.1
5) $501-1000356.6
6) $1001-2000285.3
7) $2001+478.9
Missing30 
TOTAL531100.0
233) 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) $0101.9
2) $1-508015.0
3) $51-1007914.8
4) $101-50018735.2
5) $501-10006011.3
6) $1001-2000448.3
7) $2001+7213.5
Missing29 
TOTAL532100.0
234) I-AGE: What is your present age? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-AGE)
TOTAL%
0) Under 40274.9
1) 40-4911019.9
2) 50-6422240.1
3) 65+19535.2
Missing7 
TOTAL554100.0
235) 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%
0) Less than 20,000305.7
1) $20K-49,99913926.4
2) $50K-99,99921340.4
3) $100K+14527.5
Missing34 
TOTAL527100.0
236) I-RACE: What is your race of origin? (Check all that apply.) - First response (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-RACE)
TOTAL%
1) White52595.1
2) African American203.6
3) Asian71.3
Missing9 
TOTAL552100.0
237) I-PARTYID: Generally speaking, do you think of yourself as a Democrat, Independent, Republican, or other? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-PARTYID)
TOTAL%
1) Democrat15428.1
2) Independent10318.8
3) Republican28752.3
4) Other40.7
5) Reform10.2
Missing12 
TOTAL549100.0
238) I-GENDER: What is your sex? (for use with online analysis) (I-GENDER)
TOTAL%
1) Female28250.8
2) Male27349.2
Missing6 
TOTAL555100.0
239) I-EDUC: What is the highest level of education completed by you and, if married, by your spouse? - Your educational level (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-EDUC)
TOTAL%
0) Less than High School50.9
1) Graduated High School6010.9
2) Some College9817.8
3) College Degree14125.6
4) Advanced Degree24744.8
Missing10 
TOTAL551100.0