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

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All frequencies are raw numbers (no weights used).
1) Panel Identification Number (NEWCODE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL51640617.045348
2) In the last year, on how many Sundays has your congregation had a worship service led by children and youth? (YTHLEAD)
TOTAL%
0) None7616.8
1) 116937.3
2) 212026.5
3) 3347.5
4) 4214.6
5) 551.1
6) 651.1
8) 881.8
9) 9122.6
10) 1020.4
30) 3010.2
Missing63 
TOTAL453100.0
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 frequently20.4
2) Frequently10.2
3) Occasionally285.8
4) Rarely10922.7
5) Never34170.9
Missing35 
TOTAL481100.0
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 frequently51.0
2) Frequently102.1
3) Occasionally9118.9
4) Rarely15331.7
5) Never22346.3
Missing34 
TOTAL482100.0
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 frequently183.8
2) Frequently5210.9
3) Occasionally18638.8
4) Rarely13227.6
5) Never9119.0
Missing37 
TOTAL479100.0
6) With the exception of such youth-led services, how frequently over the last year have children or youth, during Sunday worship, providing vocal or instrumental music? (YTHVOCAL)
TOTAL%
1) Very frequently5010.1
2) Frequently14629.5
3) Occasionally23046.5
4) Rarely499.9
5) Never204.0
Missing21 
TOTAL495100.0
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 frequently4910.0
2) Frequently13126.7
3) Occasionally13928.4
4) Rarely10020.4
5) Never7114.5
Missing26 
TOTAL490100.0
8) With the exception of such youth-led services, how frequently over the last year have children or youth, during Sunday worship, present a skit, drama, or liturgical dance? (YTHDRAMA)
TOTAL%
1) Very frequently61.2
2) Frequently296.0
3) Occasionally19740.9
4) Rarely14630.3
5) Never10421.6
Missing34 
TOTAL482100.0
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 frequently2914.1
2) Frequently188.8
3) Occasionally3919.0
4) Rarely4220.5
5) Never7737.6
Missing311 
TOTAL205100.0
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 frequently479.5
2) Frequently12725.7
3) Occasionally20140.6
4) Rarely10020.2
5) Never204.0
Missing21 
TOTAL495100.0
11) At the present time, does your congregation have one or more youth elders? (YTHELDER)
TOTAL%
1) None33772.8
2) One9320.1
3) Two or more326.9
4) No deacon board10.2
Missing53 
TOTAL463100.0
12) At the present time, does your congregation have one or more youth deacons? (YTHDCONS)
TOTAL%
1) None28468.1
2) One7317.5
3) Two or more348.2
4) No deacon board266.2
Missing99 
TOTAL417100.0
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 Checked36670.9
1) Checked15029.1
TOTAL516100.0
14) What other leadership roles have children and youth regularly provided in your congregation over the last year? Nursery workers. (YTHLDR2)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked16331.6
1) Checked35368.4
TOTAL516100.0
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 Checked23044.6
1) Checked28655.4
TOTAL516100.0
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 Checked31761.4
1) Checked19938.6
TOTAL516100.0
17) What other leadership roles have children and youth regularly provided in your congregation over the last year? Other (specify). (YTHLDR5)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked46690.3
1) Checked509.7
TOTAL516100.0
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) Yes37674.8
2) No306.0
3) Don't know9719.3
Missing13 
TOTAL503100.0
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 them13326.8
2) Yes, most of them7515.1
3) Yes, some of them448.9
4) No, none6212.5
5) Not sure18336.8
Missing19 
TOTAL497100.0
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? (CONGBAPT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes49498.2
2) No91.8
Missing13 
TOTAL503100.0
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)? (BAPTAFF)
TOTAL%
1) Yes47494.6
2) No91.8
3) Don't remember183.6
Missing15 
TOTAL501100.0
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? (BAPTREP)
TOTAL%
1) Yes10320.6
2) No20440.9
3) Don't know19238.5
Missing17 
TOTAL499100.0
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) Yes18837.7
2) No19539.1
3) Don't know11623.2
Missing17 
TOTAL499100.0
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 Checked15730.4
1) Checked35969.6
TOTAL516100.0
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 Checked15830.6
1) Checked35869.4
TOTAL516100.0
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 Checked20940.5
1) Checked30759.5
TOTAL516100.0
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 Checked22543.6
1) Checked29156.4
TOTAL516100.0
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 education39680.0
2) Direct service (e.g., child care, after-school programs)71.4
3) Giving funds for needy children internationally51.0
4) Giving funds for needy children nationally/locally81.6
6) Recruiting volunteers for children's ministries/missions51.0
7) Spiritual formation7414.9
Missing21 
TOTAL495100.0
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 education7615.7
2) Direct service (e.g., child care, after-school programs)10120.9
3) Giving funds for needy children internationally193.9
4) Giving funds for needy children nationally/locally6513.4
5) Public policy advocacy91.9
6) Recruiting volunteers for children's ministries/missions316.4
7) Spiritual formation18337.8
Missing32 
TOTAL484100.0
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 education61.3
2) Direct service (e.g., child care, after-school programs)11424.4
3) Giving funds for needy children internationally5712.2
4) Giving funds for needy children nationally/locally11324.2
5) Public policy advocacy173.6
6) Recruiting volunteers for children's ministries/missions9219.7
7) Spiritual formation6814.6
Missing49 
TOTAL467100.0
31) In the last year, how frequently has the session discussed or otherwise considered the pastoral needs of children? (DISSCHLD)
TOTAL%
1) Very frequently175.9
2) Frequently5318.3
3) Occasionally5017.3
4) Rarely258.7
5) Never51.7
6) Don't know13948.1
Missing227 
TOTAL289100.0
32) What ministries for children does your congregation provide directly? Child care during work week. (CHDMIN1)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked46089.1
1) Checked5610.9
TOTAL516100.0
33) What ministries for children does your congregation provide directly? Pre-school. (CHDMIN2)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked47892.6
1) Checked387.4
TOTAL516100.0
34) What ministries for children does your congregation provide directly? Mentoring/tutoring program. (CHDMIN3)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked42281.8
1) Checked9418.2
TOTAL516100.0
35) What ministries for children does your congregation provide directly? Other after-school programs. (CHDMIN4)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked47291.5
1) Checked448.5
TOTAL516100.0
36) What ministries for children does your congregation provide directly? Feeding program/meals. (CHDMIN5)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked45588.2
1) Checked6111.8
TOTAL516100.0
37) What ministries for children does your congregation provide directly? Ministry to children in homeless families. (CHDMIN6)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked49295.3
1) Checked244.7
TOTAL516100.0
38) What ministries for children does your congregation provide directly? "Safe Place" designation. (CHDMIN7)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked46790.5
1) Checked499.5
TOTAL516100.0
39) What ministries for children does your congregation provide directly? Scouting. (CHDMIN8)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked49796.3
1) Checked193.7
TOTAL516100.0
40) What ministries for children does your congregation provide directly? Other (specify). (CHDMIN9)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked47992.8
1) Checked377.2
TOTAL516100.0
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 Checked49996.7
1) Checked173.3
TOTAL516100.0
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 Checked47892.6
1) Checked387.4
TOTAL516100.0
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 Checked49996.7
1) Checked173.3
TOTAL516100.0
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 Checked49495.7
1) Checked224.3
TOTAL516100.0
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 Checked50297.3
1) Checked142.7
TOTAL516100.0
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 Checked41279.8
1) Checked10420.2
TOTAL516100.0
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 Checked45688.4
1) Checked6011.6
TOTAL516100.0
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 Checked49395.5
1) Checked234.5
TOTAL516100.0
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 Checked51098.8
1) Checked61.2
TOTAL516100.0
50) Does your congregation present children in the congregation with Bibles when they attain a certain age or grade level? (CHDBIBLE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, all21472.8
2) Yes, some3411.6
3) No175.8
4) Don't know299.9
Missing222 
TOTAL294100.0
51) [ASK ONLY IF CHDBIBLE=1 "YES, ALL" OR 2 "YES, SOME"]At what age or grade level is this typically done? (CHDBIBL2)
TOTAL%
6) 642.0
7) 7125.9
8) 86331.0
9) 9209.9
10) 10199.4
11) 11157.4
12) 123115.3
13) 13104.9
14) 1410.5
15) 1510.5
16) 1610.5
17) 17157.4
93) Age 10 and age 1710.5
96) Age R and age 910.5
97) Age 7 and age 1221.0
99) Don't know or other age combinations73.4
Missing313 
TOTAL203100.0
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) Yes5318.1
2) No6522.2
3) Don't know17559.7
Missing223 
TOTAL293100.0
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 them13927.9
2) Yes, with a few of them306.0
3) Yes, with several of them183.6
4) No, not familiar31262.5
Missing17 
TOTAL499100.0
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) Yes22444.6
2) No27855.4
Missing14 
TOTAL502100.0
55) Did your congregation hold any events as parts of or in other ways recognize "The Year of the Child"? (YRCHLDEV)
TOTAL%
1) Yes5010.1
2) No18938.1
3) Don't know25751.8
Missing20 
TOTAL496100.0
56) Were you aware that the period 2001-2010 was designated "The Decade of the Child" by the 2001 General Assembly? (DECDCHLD)
TOTAL%
1) Yes5811.6
2) No44488.4
Missing14 
TOTAL502100.0
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) 030.6
1) 17415.8
2) 2275.8
3) 38017.1
4) 47716.5
5) 57015.0
6) 66313.5
7) 7183.8
8) 8132.8
9) 971.5
10) 10204.3
11) 1110.2
12) 12102.1
13) 1320.4
15) 1510.2
16) 1610.2
98) Depends on child10.2
Missing48 
TOTAL468100.0
58) Should children at that age be expected to worship for the entire service, only part of the service, or the answer depends on the child? (WRSHEXPC)
TOTAL%
1) The entire service?11725.1
2) Only part of the service?34574.0
3) Depends on the child40.9
Missing50 
TOTAL466100.0
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 suitable45297.4
2) Uncertain81.7
3) Less suitable40.9
Missing52 
TOTAL464100.0
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 suitable30670.0
2) Uncertain6615.1
3) Less suitable6514.9
Missing79 
TOTAL437100.0
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 suitable5613.0
2) Uncertain6214.4
3) Less suitable31372.6
Missing85 
TOTAL431100.0
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 suitable33275.6
2) Uncertain6414.6
3) Less suitable439.8
Missing77 
TOTAL439100.0
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 suitable19445.0
2) Uncertain9923.0
3) Less suitable13832.0
Missing85 
TOTAL431100.0
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 suitable21550.8
2) Uncertain7718.2
3) Less suitable13131.0
Missing93 
TOTAL423100.0
65) At what age do you think children should generally be expected to be present in worship for the entire service? (SRVCAGE)
TOTAL%
0) 020.4
1) 1143.0
2) 220.4
3) 371.5
4) 461.3
5) 5357.5
6) 69420.2
7) 7408.6
8) 84810.3
9) 9214.5
10) 107716.6
11) 11132.8
12) 125511.8
13) 13163.4
14) 14163.4
15) 1591.9
16) 1651.1
18) 1820.4
19) 1910.2
98) Depends on child20.4
Missing51 
TOTAL465100.0
66) Did your congregation participate in the National Observance of Children's Sabbaths in 2000 (October 19-21)? (PRTSABTH)
TOTAL%
1) Yes204.2
2) No18037.8
3) Don't know27658.0
Missing40 
TOTAL476100.0
67) How often does your congregation have nursery or other child care during Sunday worship? (CCSUNDAY)
TOTAL%
1) Always44789.4
2) Almost always204.0
3) Most of the time40.8
4) Some of the time81.6
5) Rarely20.4
6) Never193.8
Missing16 
TOTAL500100.0
68) How often does your congregation have nursery or other child care during other major gatherings? (CCGATHER)
TOTAL%
1) Always15331.9
2) Almost always18237.9
3) Most of the time479.8
4) Some of the time459.4
5) Rarely296.0
6) Never245.0
Missing36 
TOTAL480100.0
69) How often does your congregation have nursery or other child care during committee meetings? (CCMEET)
TOTAL%
1) Always358.0
2) Almost always378.4
3) Most of the time265.9
4) Some of the time8018.2
5) Rarely11225.5
6) Never14933.9
Missing77 
TOTAL439100.0
70) How often does your congregation have nursery or other child care during session meetings? (CCSESSON)
TOTAL%
1) Always317.2
2) Almost always235.4
3) Most of the time102.3
4) Some of the time399.1
5) Rarely8018.6
6) Never24657.3
Missing87 
TOTAL429100.0
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) Excellent18839.3
2) Good13628.5
3) Okay6814.2
4) Needs to do more326.7
5) Needs to do much more163.3
6) Don't know387.9
Missing38 
TOTAL478100.0
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) Excellent22445.4
2) Good16533.5
3) Okay479.5
4) Needs to do more295.9
5) Needs to do much more142.8
6) Don't know142.8
Missing23 
TOTAL493100.0
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) Excellent13027.0
2) Good17035.3
3) Okay8317.2
4) Needs to do more398.1
5) Needs to do much more153.1
6) Don't know459.3
Missing34 
TOTAL482100.0
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) Excellent265.6
2) Good5211.1
3) Okay10322.1
4) Needs to do more5511.8
5) Needs to do much more316.6
6) Don't know20042.8
Missing49 
TOTAL467100.0
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) Excellent5811.9
2) Good13527.7
3) Okay9619.7
4) Needs to do more7415.2
5) Needs to do much more479.6
6) Don't know7816.0
Missing28 
TOTAL488100.0
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) Excellent347.1
2) Good10121.1
3) Okay12225.5
4) Needs to do more8718.2
5) Needs to do much more377.7
6) Don't know9820.5
Missing37 
TOTAL479100.0
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) Excellent428.7
2) Good9319.3
3) Okay13027.0
4) Needs to do more8217.0
5) Needs to do much more357.3
6) Don't know10020.7
Missing34 
TOTAL482100.0
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 familiar30.6
2) Generally familiar112.2
3) Only a little familiar234.6
4) Not familiar46392.6
Missing16 
TOTAL500100.0
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 familiar71.4
2) Generally familiar163.2
3) Only a little familiar224.4
4) Not familiar45591.0
Missing16 
TOTAL500100.0
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 familiar30.6
2) Generally familiar122.4
3) Only a little familiar275.4
4) Not familiar45791.6
Missing17 
TOTAL499100.0
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 familiar30.6
2) Generally familiar91.8
3) Only a little familiar265.2
4) Not familiar46092.4
Missing18 
TOTAL498100.0
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 familiar40.8
2) Generally familiar112.2
3) Only a little familiar224.4
4) Not familiar46192.6
Missing18 
TOTAL498100.0
83) How interested would you be in the PC(USA) developing resources for congregations in Christian education for children? (CHDEDUC)
TOTAL%
1) Very interested24151.6
2) Somewhat interested15132.3
3) Not too interested459.6
4) Not at all interested306.4
Missing49 
TOTAL467100.0
84) How interested would you be in the PC(USA) developing resources for congregations in the spiritual formation for children? (SPRTFORM)
TOTAL%
1) Very interested23550.3
2) Somewhat interested15533.2
3) Not too interested4910.5
4) Not at all interested286.0
Missing49 
TOTAL467100.0
85) How interested would you be in the PC(USA) developing resources for congregations in pastoral care of children? (PASTCARE)
TOTAL%
1) Very interested15133.3
2) Somewhat interested18540.7
3) Not too interested8218.1
4) Not at all interested367.9
Missing62 
TOTAL454100.0
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 interested15132.1
2) Somewhat interested22948.7
3) Not too interested5812.3
4) Not at all interested326.8
Missing46 
TOTAL470100.0
87) How interested would you be in the PC(USA) developing resources for congregations in helping needy children internationally? (NEEDYINT)
TOTAL%
1) Very interested10422.4
2) Somewhat interested22849.0
3) Not too interested9219.8
4) Not at all interested418.8
Missing51 
TOTAL465100.0
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 interested9120.2
2) Somewhat interested16837.3
3) Not too interested11826.2
4) Not at all interested7316.2
Missing66 
TOTAL450100.0
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 interested12827.7
2) Somewhat interested18139.2
3) Not too interested10723.2
4) Not at all interested4610.0
Missing54 
TOTAL462100.0
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 interested19441.3
2) Somewhat interested18840.0
3) Not too interested5812.3
4) Not at all interested306.4
Missing46 
TOTAL470100.0
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 interested24651.9
2) Somewhat interested15532.7
3) Not too interested439.1
4) Not at all interested306.3
Missing42 
TOTAL474100.0
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 others173.4
2) Abuse by parents234.7
3) Availability of alcohol/tobacco/illegal drugs14028.3
4) Few organized sports/arts/leisure-time activities61.2
5) Insufficient/inadequate child care132.6
6) Lack of adult supervision6112.3
7) Lack of health insurance and/or health care153.0
8) Peer pressure7715.6
9) Schools/education system204.0
10) Violence in the schools142.8
11) Violence/sex on TV, movies, other media10821.9
Missing22 
TOTAL494100.0
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 others204.1
2) Abuse by parents224.5
3) Availability of alcohol/tobacco/illegal drugs9018.5
4) Few organized sports/arts/leisure-time activities112.3
5) Insufficient/inadequate child care204.1
6) Lack of adult supervision5811.9
7) Lack of health insurance and/or health care173.5
8) Peer pressure10020.6
9) Schools/education system306.2
10) Violence in the schools142.9
11) Violence/sex on TV, movies, other media10421.4
Missing30 
TOTAL486100.0
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 others224.6
2) Abuse by parents122.5
3) Availability of alcohol/tobacco/illegal drugs10121.0
4) Few organized sports/arts/leisure-time activities132.7
5) Insufficient/inadequate child care91.9
6) Lack of adult supervision6513.5
7) Lack of health insurance and/or health care214.4
8) Peer pressure8217.0
9) Schools/education system387.9
10) Violence in the schools245.0
11) Violence/sex on TV, movies, other media9419.5
Missing35 
TOTAL481100.0
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 pandemic398.1
2) Child labor61.2
3) Hunger/malnutrition17636.6
4) Lack of education/illiteracy8417.5
5) Land mines20.4
7) Poverty6313.1
8) Public health needs255.2
9) Sexual exploitation347.1
10) War/civil unrest/terrorism5210.8
Missing35 
TOTAL481100.0
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 pandemic306.3
2) Child labor214.4
3) Hunger/malnutrition9018.8
4) Lack of education/illiteracy10121.1
5) Land mines30.6
6) Other infectious disease153.1
7) Poverty7415.5
8) Public health needs5912.3
9) Sexual exploitation408.4
10) War/civil unrest/terrorism459.4
Missing38 
TOTAL478100.0
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 pandemic245.1
2) Child labor204.2
3) Hunger/malnutrition5211.0
4) Lack of education/illiteracy8517.9
5) Land mines102.1
6) Other infectious disease234.9
7) Poverty8918.8
8) Public health needs8317.5
9) Sexual exploitation428.9
10) War/civil unrest/terrorism469.7
Missing42 
TOTAL474100.0
98) Sample (SAMPLE)
TOTAL%
1) Members516100.0
TOTAL516100.0
99) Survey format (SURVEY)
TOTAL%
1) Paper copy50297.3
2) From the web142.7
TOTAL516100.0
100) How many years have you been a member of your current congregation? __ year(s) (if less than one year, __ months) (YRSMEMBR)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL50320.42316
101) How far do you live from your congregation? __ mile(s) (HOWFAR)
TOTAL%
1) 19018.0
2) 27314.6
3) 36813.6
4) 4397.8
5) 56412.8
6) 6377.4
7) 7204.0
8) 8204.0
9) 951.0
10) 10326.4
11) 1151.0
12) 1271.4
13) 1310.2
14) 1461.2
15) 15122.4
16) 1630.6
20) 2030.6
21) 2110.2
23) 2310.2
25) 2510.2
30) 3020.4
40) 4010.2
42) 4210.2
60) 6010.2
90) 9010.2
175) 17510.2
455) 45510.2
998) 998 miles or more10.2
999) Don't know20.4
Missing17 
TOTAL499100.0
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
TOTAL4562415.0373653
103) Have you ever been ordained an elder in the Presbyterian Church? (Check one box) (EVERELDR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes20340.8
2) No29459.2
Missing19 
TOTAL497100.0
104) [IF YES TO EVERELDR] Are you serving now on session? (NOWELDR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes165.2
2) No29494.8
Missing206 
TOTAL310100.0
105) Have you ever been ordained a deacon in the Presbyterian Church? (Check one box) (EVERDCON)
TOTAL%
1) Yes18236.8
2) No31363.2
Missing21 
TOTAL495100.0
106) [IF YES TO EVERDCON] Are you currently serving on the board of deacons? (NOWDCON)
TOTAL%
1) Yes248.7
2) No25291.3
Missing240 
TOTAL276100.0
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 Checked41581.7
1) Checked9318.3
Missing8 
TOTAL508100.0
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 Checked31361.3
1) Checked19838.7
Missing5 
TOTAL511100.0
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 Checked48093.9
1) Checked316.1
Missing5 
TOTAL511100.0
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 Checked43885.7
1) Checked7314.3
Missing5 
TOTAL511100.0
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 Checked36571.4
1) Checked14628.6
Missing5 
TOTAL511100.0
112) What other positions, if any, do you hold in the church? (Check all that apply) Organist or choir director. (POSCHDIR)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked50699.0
1) Checked51.0
Missing5 
TOTAL511100.0
113) What other positions, if any, do you hold in the church? (Check all that apply) Member of choir. (POSCHMEM)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked41280.6
1) Checked9919.4
Missing5 
TOTAL511100.0
114) What other positions, if any, do you hold in the church? (Check all that apply) Church school teacher/leader. (POSTCHER)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked39276.7
1) Checked11923.3
Missing5 
TOTAL511100.0
115) What other positions, if any, do you hold in the church? (Check all that apply) Other (specify). (POSOTHER)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked48695.1
1) Checked254.9
Missing5 
TOTAL511100.0
116) How often do you generally attend Sunday worship at your congregation? (Check the appropriate box) (FREQATTD)
TOTAL%
1) Never81.6
2) Less than once a year20.4
3) Once or twice a year81.6
4) Several times a year275.3
5) Once a month163.2
6) 2-3 times a month9318.4
7) Nearly every week24448.3
8) Every week10721.2
Missing11 
TOTAL505100.0
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) Yes46898.3
2) No81.7
Missing40 
TOTAL476100.0
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) None20.4
1) 161.3
2) 2255.3
3) 3286.0
4) 4357.4
5) 5408.5
6) 64710.0
7) 7153.2
8) 8234.9
9) 951.1
10) 105010.6
11) 1140.9
12) 12347.2
13) 1351.1
14) 1461.3
15) 15265.5
16) 1681.7
18) 1861.3
19) 1930.6
20) 20388.1
21) 2120.4
22) 2210.2
24) 2420.4
25) 2551.1
26) 2630.6
30) 3061.3
31) 3110.2
34) 3420.4
35) 3520.4
36) 3620.4
38) 3810.2
40) 40132.8
42) 4210.2
44) 4420.4
45) 4551.1
48) 4820.4
49) 4920.4
50) 5061.3
52) 5261.3
Missing46 
TOTAL470100.0
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 Checked43284.5
1) Checked7915.5
Missing5 
TOTAL511100.0
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 Checked45989.8
1) Checked5210.2
Missing5 
TOTAL511100.0
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 Checked29457.6
1) Checked21642.4
Missing6 
TOTAL510100.0
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 Checked37773.8
1) Checked13426.2
Missing5 
TOTAL511100.0
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 Checked12925.2
1) Checked38274.8
Missing5 
TOTAL511100.0
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. (EMCTCHUP)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked39577.3
1) Checked11622.7
Missing5 
TOTAL511100.0
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 Checked43484.9
1) Checked7715.1
Missing5 
TOTAL511100.0
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 Checked44587.1
1) Checked6612.9
Missing5 
TOTAL511100.0
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 Checked47793.3
1) Checked346.7
Missing5 
TOTAL511100.0
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 Checked37673.6
1) Checked13526.4
Missing5 
TOTAL511100.0
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 Checked42382.8
1) Checked8817.2
Missing5 
TOTAL511100.0
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 Checked50398.4
1) Checked81.6
Missing5 
TOTAL511100.0
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 Checked48494.7
1) Checked275.3
Missing5 
TOTAL511100.0
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 Checked49797.3
1) Checked142.7
Missing5 
TOTAL511100.0
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 other2140.4
2) Worked at another church47.7
3) Visited another church (out of town)713.5
4) Seasonal migrant59.6
5) Visited another church1019.2
7) Tried to go but prevented59.6
Missing464 
TOTAL52100.0
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 Hours12525.0
2) 1-2 Hours8517.0
3) 3-5 Hours13827.6
4) 6-10 Hours8517.0
5) 11-20 Hours459.0
6) More than 20 Hours224.4
Missing16 
TOTAL500100.0
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 Hours15931.7
2) 1-2 Hours11322.5
3) 3-5 Hours11021.9
4) 6-10 Hours6112.2
5) 11-20 Hours306.0
6) More than 20 Hours295.8
Missing14 
TOTAL502100.0
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 Hours29159.6
2) 1-2 Hours11223.0
3) 3-5 Hours5010.2
4) 6-10 Hours214.3
5) 11-20 Hours91.8
6) More than 20 Hours51.0
Missing28 
TOTAL488100.0
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 Hours21544.1
2) 1-2 Hours9820.1
3) 3-5 Hours7415.2
4) 6-10 Hours459.2
5) 11-20 Hours183.7
6) More than 20 Hours377.6
Missing29 
TOTAL487100.0
138) Did you belong to any other churches before the one you now belong to? (BELCHURC)
TOTAL%
1) Yes41182.5
2) No8717.5
Missing18 
TOTAL498100.0
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) Baptist297.0
2) Disciples of Christ61.4
3) Episcopal81.9
4) Lutheran276.5
5) Methodist7016.8
6) Presbyterian20048.1
7) Other Presbyterian71.7
8) Reformed153.6
9) Roman Catholic112.6
10) UCC184.3
11) Non-denominational41.0
12) Other215.0
Missing100 
TOTAL416100.0
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) Baptist6713.4
2) Disciples of Christ132.6
3) Episcopal112.2
4) Lutheran275.4
5) Methodist8016.0
6) Presbyterian19338.7
7) Other Presbyterian112.2
8) Reformed102.0
9) Roman Catholic244.8
10) UCC204.0
11) Non-denominational91.8
12) None81.6
13) Other265.2
Missing17 
TOTAL499100.0
141) How old were you when you first became a member of a Presbyterian church? (HOWOLD)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL49826.18316
142) When you were growing up, say ages 10 to 12, how active were your parents in church? (PAR_ACTV)
TOTAL%
1) Very active19137.7
2) Generally active10119.9
3) Somewhat active7214.2
4) Not very active5811.4
5) Not active at all7915.6
6) Don't know61.2
Missing9 
TOTAL507100.0
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) Yes7514.9
2) No42885.1
Missing13 
TOTAL503100.0
144) [IF YES TO RELPAST] How many relatives are currently serving the church in full-time paid positions? (RELPAST#)
TOTAL%
0) 1719.5
1) 4248.3
2) 2023.0
3) 44.6
4) 22.3
6) 22.3
Missing429 
TOTAL87100.0
145) [IF YES TO RELPAST] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) My father. (DADPAST)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked50799.2
1) Checked40.8
Missing5 
TOTAL511100.0
146) [IF YES TO RELPAST] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) My mother. (MOMPAST)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked51099.8
1) Checked10.2
Missing5 
TOTAL511100.0
147) [IF YES TO RELPAST] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) My grandfather. (GDADPAST)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked511100.0
Missing5 
TOTAL511100.0
148) [IF YES TO RELPAST] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) My grandmother. (GMOMPAST)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked511100.0
Missing5 
TOTAL511100.0
149) [IF YES TO RELPAST] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) My son. (SONPAST)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked50999.6
1) Checked20.4
Missing5 
TOTAL511100.0
150) [IF YES TO RELPAST] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) My daughter. (DAUGPAST)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked50398.4
1) Checked81.6
Missing5 
TOTAL511100.0
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 Checked49997.7
1) Checked122.3
Missing5 
TOTAL511100.0
152) [IF YES TO RELPAST] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) Other. (OTHPAST)
TOTAL%
1) Grandchild34.7
2) Distant ancestor23.1
3) Uncle/Aunt69.4
4) Niece or nephew1828.1
5) Cousin1929.7
8) Spouse46.3
9) In-law1218.8
Missing452 
TOTAL64100.0
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) Yes10922.1
2) No38577.9
Missing22 
TOTAL494100.0
154) [IF YES TO RELCRCH] How many relatives in the past served the church in full-time paid positions? (Approximate number) (RELCRCH#)
TOTAL%
0) 1512.9
1) 6051.7
2) 2420.7
3) 86.9
4) 65.2
5) 21.7
7) 10.9
Missing400 
TOTAL116100.0
155) [IF YES TO RELCRCH] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) My father. (DADCRCH)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked49697.1
1) Checked152.9
Missing5 
TOTAL511100.0
156) [IF YES TO RELCRCH] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) My mother. (MOMCRCH)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked50398.4
1) Checked81.6
Missing5 
TOTAL511100.0
157) [IF YES TO RELCRCH] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) My grandfather. (GDADCRCH)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked49196.1
1) Checked203.9
Missing5 
TOTAL511100.0
158) [IF YES TO RELCRCH] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) My grandmother. (GMOMCRCH)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked50899.4
1) Checked30.6
Missing5 
TOTAL511100.0
159) [IF YES TO RELCRCH] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) My son. (SONCRCH)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked511100.0
Missing5 
TOTAL511100.0
160) [IF YES TO RELCRCH] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) My daughter. (DAUGCRCH)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked50598.8
1) Checked61.2
Missing5 
TOTAL511100.0
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 Checked50498.6
1) Checked71.4
Missing5 
TOTAL511100.0
162) [IF YES TO RELCRCH] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) Other. (OTHCRCH)
TOTAL%
0) All other11.2
1) Grandchild11.2
2) Distant ancestor3541.2
3) Uncle/Aunt2731.8
4) Niece or nephew44.7
5) Cousin78.2
8) Spouse11.2
9) In-law910.6
Missing431 
TOTAL85100.0
163) Which of the following terms best describes your current stand on theological issues? (LIB_CONS)
TOTAL%
1) Very conservative193.8
2) Conservative18236.3
3) Moderate22645.0
4) Liberal6112.2
5) Very Liberal142.8
Missing14 
TOTAL502100.0
164) Have you ever tried to encourage someone to believe in Jesus Christ or accept Him as a personal savior? (WITNESS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes30760.8
2) No19839.2
Missing11 
TOTAL505100.0
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) Yes21643.5
2) No28156.5
Missing19 
TOTAL497100.0
166) Do you believe that some or all of the Bible was inspired by God? (INSP_GOD)
TOTAL%
1) Yes47497.3
2) No132.7
Missing29 
TOTAL487100.0
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 it22846.2
2) Almost all of it8617.4
3) Most of it11723.7
4) Some of it336.7
5) Only a very small amount30.6
6) Not sure265.3
Missing23 
TOTAL493100.0
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 world275.4
2) Is a true account of how God created the world26954.1
3) Reflects human feelings about how the world might have been created20140.4
Missing19 
TOTAL497100.0
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.11524.2
2) The Bible is without error of any kind in spiritual matters, but there are problems in other areas such as science and history.23749.9
3) The Bible contains errors in both spiritual and secular matters.12325.9
Missing41 
TOTAL475100.0
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 agree469.3
2) Agree12324.8
3) Not sure6513.1
4) Disagree20441.1
5) Strongly disagree5811.7
Missing20 
TOTAL496100.0
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 agree285.6
2) Agree11623.4
3) Not sure9218.5
4) Disagree16733.7
5) Strongly disagree9318.8
Missing20 
TOTAL496100.0
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 agree31864.1
2) Agree11322.8
3) Not sure5911.9
4) Disagree40.8
5) Strongly disagree20.4
Missing20 
TOTAL496100.0
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 agree22344.8
2) Agree14128.3
3) Not sure8216.5
4) Disagree438.6
5) Strongly disagree91.8
Missing18 
TOTAL498100.0
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 agree11322.8
2) Agree11423.0
3) Not sure13026.3
4) Disagree9920.0
5) Strongly disagree397.9
Missing21 
TOTAL495100.0
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 agree17835.7
2) Agree25050.2
3) Not sure479.4
4) Disagree193.8
5) Strongly disagree40.8
Missing18 
TOTAL498100.0
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 agree16733.3
2) Agree14929.7
3) Not sure11322.5
4) Disagree5711.4
5) Strongly disagree163.2
Missing14 
TOTAL502100.0
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 agree25250.2
2) Agree14629.1
3) Not sure8216.3
4) Disagree112.2
5) Strongly disagree112.2
Missing14 
TOTAL502100.0
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 daily9218.7
2) Several times a week5912.0
3) Weekly6212.6
4) Several times a month7314.8
5) Once a month326.5
6) Several times a year8918.1
7) Once a year or less6413.0
8) Never214.3
Missing24 
TOTAL492100.0
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 daily132.7
2) Several times a week163.3
3) Weekly6713.7
4) Several times a month5110.5
5) Once a month428.6
6) Several times a year8216.8
7) Once a year or less7415.2
8) Never14329.3
Missing28 
TOTAL488100.0
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 daily51.0
2) Several times a week61.2
3) Weekly9619.8
4) Several times a month275.6
5) Once a month5311.0
6) Several times a year5812.0
7) Once a year or less7014.5
8) Never16934.9
Missing32 
TOTAL484100.0
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 daily31863.7
2) Several times a week8216.4
3) Weekly346.8
4) Several times a month295.8
5) Once a month71.4
6) Several times a year173.4
7) Once a year or less71.4
8) Never51.0
Missing17 
TOTAL499100.0
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 daily10120.6
2) Several times a week6813.9
3) Weekly8216.7
4) Several times a month469.4
5) Once a month244.9
6) Several times a year8717.8
7) Once a year or less173.5
8) Never6513.3
Missing26 
TOTAL490100.0
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 daily20.4
2) Several times a week20.4
3) Weekly296.0
4) Several times a month193.9
5) Once a month193.9
6) Several times a year449.1
7) Once a year or less8517.6
8) Never28458.7
Missing32 
TOTAL484100.0
184) Do you believe that Jesus will return to Earth some day? (JES_RTRN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes34270.4
2) No285.8
3) Not sure11623.9
Missing30 
TOTAL486100.0
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 200041.0
2) About as likely in 2000 as in any other year24761.3
3) Less likely in 2000112.7
4) No Opinion14135.0
Missing113 
TOTAL403100.0
186) Do you currently have plans for this coming New Year's Eve (Dec. 31, 1999)? (PLAN_NYR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes12524.9
2) No37775.1
Missing14 
TOTAL502100.0
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) Yes6527.9
2) No16872.1
Missing283 
TOTAL233100.0
188) [IF YES TO PLAN_NYR] What do you plan to do? First response. (PLAN_DO1)
TOTAL%
1) Nothing special/stay at home1318.3
2) Spend time with family1115.5
3) Party/celebrate2129.6
4) Work79.9
5) Attend church912.7
6) Vacation/travel79.9
7) Not sure-no plans yet11.4
9) Other22.8
Missing445 
TOTAL71100.0
189) [IF YES TO PLAN_NYR] What do you plan to do? Second response. (PLAN_DO2)
TOTAL%
2) Spend time with family125.0
3) Party/celebrate250.0
6) Vacation/travel125.0
Missing512 
TOTAL4100.0
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, definitely367.1
2) Yes, probably5711.2
3) No, probably not5611.0
4) No, definitely not153.0
5) Don't know34467.7
Missing8 
TOTAL508100.0
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 major30.6
2) Major163.2
3) Minor21943.5
4) Very minor18837.3
5) None at all397.7
6) No opinion397.7
Missing12 
TOTAL504100.0
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%
2) Major71.4
3) Minor18536.9
4) Very minor21643.0
5) None at all5611.2
6) No opinion387.6
Missing14 
TOTAL502100.0
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) Major10.2
3) Minor9518.8
4) Very minor17033.7
5) None at all19538.7
6) No opinion438.5
Missing12 
TOTAL504100.0
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%
1) Very major20.4
2) Major30.6
3) Minor11823.5
4) Very minor18837.4
5) None at all15430.6
6) No opinion387.6
Missing13 
TOTAL503100.0
195) What is your sex? (SEX)
TOTAL%
1) Female30359.5
2) Male20640.5
Missing7 
TOTAL509100.0
196) What is your present age? (AGE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL50858.36816
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 farm5711.3
2) On a farm173.4
3) In a small city or town (under 50,000)15029.8
4) In a medium-size city (50,000-250,000)7214.3
5) In a suburb near a medium-size city499.7
6) In a large city (over 250,000)6011.9
7) In a suburb near a large city9819.5
Missing13 
TOTAL503100.0
198) What is your present marital status? (MAR_STAT)
TOTAL%
1) Married40581.2
2) Not married9418.8
Missing17 
TOTAL499100.0
199) If not currently married, have you ever been married? (MAR_EVER)
TOTAL%
1) No, never married3333.3
2) Yes, now widowed3434.3
3) Yes, now divorced2727.3
4) Yes, both widowed and divorced55.1
Missing417 
TOTAL99100.0
200) If currently married, have you ever had a previous marriage (or marriages)? (PREV_MAR)
TOTAL%
1) No32784.3
2) Yes, was widowed112.8
3) Yes, was divorced4812.4
4) Yes, both widowed and divorced20.5
Missing128 
TOTAL388100.0
201) How often does your husband or wife attend Sunday worship at your congregation? (SPOUCONG)
TOTAL%
1) Never205.0
2) Less than once a year82.0
3) About once or twice a year215.2
4) Several times a year338.2
5) About once a month194.7
6) 2-3 times a month7518.7
7) Nearly every week15237.8
8) Every week7418.4
Missing114 
TOTAL402100.0
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) Baptist4811.9
2) Disciples of Christ51.2
3) Episcopal184.4
4) Lutheran204.9
5) Methodist6215.3
6) Presbyterian Church13232.6
7) Other Presbyterian82.0
8) Reformed102.5
9) Roman Catholic307.4
10) UCC133.2
11) Non-denominational30.7
12) None235.7
13) Other338.1
Missing111 
TOTAL405100.0
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) Episcopal30.9
6) Presbyterian Church30690.0
7) Other Presbyterian20.6
9) Roman Catholic72.1
10) UCC10.3
11) Non-denominational41.2
12) None123.5
13) Other41.2
Missing176 
TOTAL340100.0
204) Please indicate your employment status and, if married, the employment of your spouse. Your employment status, first response. (YOUREMP1)
TOTAL%
1) Employed full-time16132.0
2) Employed part-time367.2
3) Self-employed326.4
4) Unemployed40.8
5) Retired18937.6
6) Homemaker5711.3
7) Student163.2
8) Other81.6
Missing13 
TOTAL503100.0
205) Please indicate your employment status and, if married, the employment of your spouse. Your employment status, second response. (YOUREMP2)
TOTAL%
2) Employed part-time15.6
3) Self-employed422.2
5) Retired316.7
6) Homemaker738.9
7) Student211.1
8) Other15.6
Missing498 
TOTAL18100.0
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-time15639.3
2) Employed part-time317.8
3) Self-employed235.8
4) Unemployed20.5
5) Retired14436.3
6) Homemaker399.8
7) Student10.3
8) Other10.3
Missing119 
TOTAL397100.0
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-time16.7
3) Self-employed213.3
5) Retired640.0
6) Homemaker533.3
8) Other16.7
Missing501 
TOTAL15100.0
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) 0165.8
2) 220.7
3) 310.4
4) 410.4
5) 510.4
6) 631.1
7) 710.4
8) 831.1
9) 910.4
10) 1062.2
12) 1231.1
13) 1320.7
14) 1420.7
15) 1562.2
16) 1610.4
18) 1831.1
20) 20124.4
22) 2210.4
25) 2541.5
26) 2610.4
30) 3072.5
32) 3251.8
33) 3310.4
34) 3410.4
35) 3593.3
36) 3610.4
37) 3710.4
38) 3841.5
40) 405821.1
41) 4110.4
42) 4251.8
43) 4320.7
44) 4420.7
45) 45269.5
46) 4610.4
48) 4820.7
50) 503914.2
52) 5210.4
53) 5310.4
54) 5410.4
55) 55145.1
58) 5810.4
60) 60134.7
65) 6510.4
68) 6810.4
70) 7020.7
80) 8020.7
84) 8410.4
99) Don't know20.7
Missing241 
TOTAL275100.0
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) 156.4
2) 20.9
4) 10.4
5) 10.4
7) 10.4
8) 31.3
9) 10.4
10) 41.7
12) 10.4
15) 10.4
16) 20.9
18) 20.9
20) 93.9
24) 20.9
25) 31.3
27) 20.9
30) 62.6
32) 20.9
35) 62.6
36) 20.9
37) 10.4
38) 20.9
39) 10.4
40) 5322.7
42) 10.4
43) 52.1
45) 219.0
47) 10.4
48) 62.6
50) 3615.5
55) 114.7
56) 10.4
58) 10.4
60) 198.2
65) 31.3
68) 10.4
70) 20.9
75) 20.9
Missing283 
TOTAL233100.0
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) Management4914.1
13) Business and financial operations195.5
15) Computer and math123.5
17) Architecture and engineering82.3
19) Life-physical and social science72.0
21) Community and social services92.6
23) Legal82.3
25) Education/training/library6619.0
27) Arts/design/entertainment/sports/media144.0
29) Healthcare and technical308.6
31) Healthcare support10.3
33) Protective service20.6
39) Personal care30.9
41) Sales and related occupations308.6
43) Office and administrative support4011.5
45) Farming/fishing/forestry10.3
47) Construction92.6
49) Installation/maintenance/repair30.9
51) Production occupations102.9
53) Transportation20.6
99) Homemaker246.9
Missing169 
TOTAL347100.0
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) Management4314.9
13) Business and financial operations155.2
15) Computer and math82.8
17) Architecture and engineering144.8
19) Life-physical and social science31.0
21) Community and social services93.1
23) Legal82.8
25) Education/training/library3612.5
27) Arts/design/entertainment/sports/media82.8
29) Healthcare and technical238.0
31) Healthcare support41.4
33) Protective service41.4
37) Building and grounds cleaning10.3
39) Personal care10.3
41) Sales and related occupations3712.8
43) Office and administrative support238.0
45) Farming/fishing/forestry31.0
47) Construction41.4
49) Installation/maintenance/repair41.4
51) Production occupations134.5
53) Transportation51.7
55) Military20.7
99) Homemaker217.3
Missing227 
TOTAL289100.0
212) 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 years20.4
3) Some high school102.0
4) High school diploma499.6
5) Some college10921.5
6) Graduated from college13827.2
7) Some graduate work7314.4
8) A graduate degree12725.0
Missing8 
TOTAL508100.0
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 grade20.5
3) Some high school10.2
4) High school diploma5313.1
5) Some college9222.7
6) Graduated from college11829.1
7) Some graduate work286.9
8) A graduate degree11127.4
Missing111 
TOTAL405100.0
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) None7314.6
1) 16112.2
2) 218236.3
3) 311723.4
4) 4428.4
5) 5122.4
6) 6102.0
7) 720.4
9) 920.4
Missing15 
TOTAL501100.0
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 alone7113.9
2) Two of us29357.6
3) Three of us5711.2
4) Four of us5611.0
5) Five of us224.3
6) Six of us30.6
7) Seven or more of us20.4
8) Not Applicable51.0
Missing7 
TOTAL509100.0
216) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are under six years of age? (HH_UNDR6)
TOTAL%
0) None11673.0
1) 13119.5
2) 295.7
3) 331.9
Missing357 
TOTAL159100.0
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) None10662.7
1) 14124.3
2) 21911.2
3) 331.8
Missing347 
TOTAL169100.0
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) None10065.8
1) 13623.7
2) 21610.5
Missing364 
TOTAL152100.0
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) None10676.8
1) 12719.6
2) 242.9
3) 310.7
Missing378 
TOTAL138100.0
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) None194.1
1) 16213.5
2) 236078.4
3) 3163.5
4) 420.4
Missing57 
TOTAL459100.0
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 adult6813.6
2) Single parent132.6
3) Married, no kids27855.7
4) Married, with kids12024.0
5) Some other arrangement204.0
Missing17 
TOTAL499100.0
222) Where did you live five years ago, in October 1994? (HOM_94)
TOTAL%
1) Same house I live in now37774.1
2) A different house, same county8316.3
3) In a different county, same state214.1
4) In a different state265.1
5) In a different country20.4
Missing7 
TOTAL509100.0
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
TOTAL50932.43416
224) Generally speaking, do you think of yourself as a Democrat, Independent, Republican, or other? (DEM_REP)
TOTAL%
1) Democrat12324.5
2) Independent9017.9
3) Republican27755.2
4) Other122.4
Missing14 
TOTAL502100.0
225) What is your race of origin? (Check all that apply.) First response. (RACE1)
TOTAL%
1) White49397.2
2) African American71.4
4) Asian30.6
5) Hispanic20.4
6) Some other race20.4
Missing9 
TOTAL507100.0
226) What is your race of origin? (Check all that apply) Second response. (RACE2)
TOTAL%
1) White342.9
3) Indian228.6
4) Asian114.3
6) Some other race114.3
Missing509 
TOTAL7100.0
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 10,00040.9
2) $10K-14,999122.6
3) $15K-19,999214.5
4) $20K-29,999388.1
5) $30K-39,9995411.5
6) $40K-49,9995211.1
7) $50K-59,9995010.7
8) $60K-69,999326.8
9) $70K-79,999357.5
10) $80K-89,999306.4
11) $90K-99,999316.6
12) $100K-124,999449.4
13) $125K-149,999255.3
14) $150K or more408.5
Missing48 
TOTAL468100.0
228) Did you or any other family member fill out a pledge card regarding church giving for the current year? (PLEDGECD)
TOTAL%
1) Yes42183.4
2) No7815.4
3) Don't know61.2
Missing11 
TOTAL505100.0
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
TOTAL4782975.7649215
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
TOTAL3302405.84512568
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 (USA), including the denomination-wide special offerings - One Great Hour of Sharing, Witness, Peacemaking, and Christmas Joy. (MNY_APPL)
TOTAL%
0) None409.9
5) 520.5
10) 1061.5
15) 1541.0
20) 20164.0
25) 25235.7
30) 3082.0
40) 4041.0
45) 4510.2
50) 505313.2
55) 5510.2
60) 6030.7
70) 7010.2
75) 7561.5
80) 8020.5
86) 8610.2
100) 1007618.9
120) 12010.2
125) 12520.5
130) 13010.2
150) 150194.7
161) 16110.2
175) 17510.2
200) 2004310.7
250) 25082.0
300) 300184.5
322) 32210.2
325) 32510.2
387) 38710.2
400) 40071.7
450) 45010.2
500) 500174.2
600) 60020.5
800) 80010.2
890) 89010.2
1000) 100071.7
1500) 150010.2
1750) 175010.2
2000) 200051.2
2500) 250010.2
3000) 300010.2
4000) 400010.2
5000) 500041.0
15000) 1500010.2
30000) 3000010.2
99999) Don't Know71.7
Missing113 
TOTAL403100.0
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 (USA)? (MNY_OUTS)
TOTAL%
1) $015231.7
2) $1-5010121.1
3) $51-1006313.2
4) $101-5008116.9
5) $501-1000275.6
6) $1001-2000245.0
7) $2001+316.5
Missing37 
TOTAL479100.0
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) $0173.5
2) $1-507415.2
3) $51-1007214.8
4) $101-50016433.7
5) $501-10006012.3
6) $1001-2000387.8
7) $2001+6112.6
Missing30 
TOTAL486100.0
234) I-AGE: What is your present age? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-AGE)
TOTAL%
0) Under 406813.4
1) 40-498015.7
2) 50-6516231.9
3) 65+19839.0
Missing8 
TOTAL508100.0
235) 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 School122.4
1) High School Graduate499.6
2) Some College10921.5
3) College Gaduate13827.2
4) Advanced Degree20039.4
Missing8 
TOTAL508100.0
236) I-GENDER: What is your sex? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-GENDER)
TOTAL%
1) Female30359.5
2) Male20640.5
Missing7 
TOTAL509100.0
237) I-RACE: What is your race of origin? (Check all that apply.) First response (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-RACE)
TOTAL%
1) White49397.2
2) African American71.4
4) Asian30.6
5) Hispanic20.4
6) Some other race20.4
Missing9 
TOTAL507100.0
238) 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) Democrat12324.5
2) Independent9017.9
3) Republican27755.2
4) Other122.4
Missing14 
TOTAL502100.0
239) 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 20,000377.9
1) $20K-49,99914430.8
2) $50K-99,99917838.0
3) $100K+10923.3
Missing48 
TOTAL468100.0