Presbyterian Panel Survey, May 2002 -- Peacemaking, International Conflict and Related Issues, Clergy

Data Archive > U.S. Surveys > Religious Groups > Members or Leaders > Presbyterian > Codebook


All frequencies are raw numbers (no weights used).
1) Panel Identification Number (NEWCODE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL80960773.995427
2) Please indicate your degree of agreement or disagreement with the following statement: Peacemaking is a central declaration of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. (PEACE1)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly Agree39048.3
2) Agree29736.8
3) Neither agree nor disagree566.9
4) Strongly disagree263.2
5) Disagree334.1
6) Not sure60.7
Missing1 
TOTAL808100.0
3) Please indicate your degree of agreement or disagreement with the following statement: Christians are called to be peacemakers wherever they encounter brokenness and injustice. (PEACE2)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly Agree44054.7
2) Agree31639.3
3) Neither agree nor disagree303.7
4) Strongly disagree91.1
5) Disagree30.4
6) Not sure70.9
Missing4 
TOTAL805100.0
4) Please indicate your degree of agreement or disagreement with the following statement: It is important that peacemaking be central to the ministries of the Presbyterian Church (USA. (PEACE3)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly Agree31739.7
2) Agree28836.0
3) Neither agree nor disagree10713.4
4) Strongly disagree364.5
5) Disagree486.0
6) Not sure30.4
Missing10 
TOTAL799100.0
5) Please indicate your degree of agreement or disagreement with the following statement: The Presbyterian Church (USA) devotes too much attention to peacemaking issues. (PEACE4)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly Agree445.5
2) Agree10913.7
3) Neither agree nor disagree17021.3
4) Strongly disagree19524.5
5) Disagree25131.5
6) Not sure283.5
Missing12 
TOTAL797100.0
6) Please indicate your degree of agreement or disagreement with the following statement: The congregations of the Presbyterian Church (USA) need to be more involved in peacemaking. (PEACE5)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly Agree17622.0
2) Agree32440.6
3) Neither agree nor disagree18523.2
4) Strongly disagree405.0
5) Disagree465.8
6) Not sure283.5
Missing10 
TOTAL799100.0
7) How familiar are you with the Peacemaking Program of the Presbyterian Church (USA)? (PEACPROG)
TOTAL%
1) Very familiar18322.6
2) Generally familiar46557.5
3) A little familiar13216.3
4) Not familiar283.5
Missing1 
TOTAL808100.0
8) Are you aware that the PC(USA) Peacemaking Program includes the Presbyterian United Nations Office in New York? (PRESBYUN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes62677.6
2) No18122.4
Missing2 
TOTAL807100.0
9) Are you at all familiar with the "commitment to Peacemaking," a tool through which sessions are asked to make a promise to do peacemaking by integrating it into the life and mission of their congregations? (COMMPEAC)
TOTAL%
1) Yes74392.3
2) No627.7
Missing4 
TOTAL805100.0
10) [ASK ONLY IF COMMPEAC=1 "YES"]Has your session adopted the "Commitment to Peacemaking"? (COMPEAC2)
TOTAL%
1) Yes30943.5
2) No30142.3
3) Don't know10114.2
Missing98 
TOTAL711100.0
11) Are you at all familiar with the resource "Seeking to Be Faithful Together: Guidelines for Presbyterians During Times of Disagreement"? (SEEKFAIT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, very familiar34042.1
2) Yes, somewhat familiar29836.9
3) I've heard of it but never seen or read it8710.8
4) No8310.3
Missing1 
TOTAL808100.0
12) Have you had any conflicts in your congregation over the last several years? (CONGCONF)
TOTAL%
1) Yes46157.5
2) No29937.3
3) Don't know425.2
Missing7 
TOTAL802100.0
13) [ASK ONLY IF CONGCONF=1 "YES"]Was "Seeking to Be Faithful" used by the session as it addressed such conflict? (CONFLCT1)
TOTAL%
1) Yes13529.0
2) No27158.2
3) Don't know6012.9
Missing343 
TOTAL466100.0
14) [ASK ONLY IF CONFLCT1=1 "YES"]Was "Seeking to Be Faithful" of help in resolving the conflict? (CONFLCT2)
TOTAL%
1) Yes10128.8
2) No14842.2
3) Don't know10229.1
Missing458 
TOTAL351100.0
15) Please indicate which of the following resources or events available through the Presbyterian Peacemaking Program your congregation has made use of. Attendance by one or more members at a PC(USA) peacemaking conference. (INVLVED1)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked61375.8
1) Checked19624.2
TOTAL809100.0
16) Please indicate which of the following resources or events available through the Presbyterian Peacemaking Program your congregation has made use of. Hosting an International Peacemaker. (INVLVED2)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked71388.1
1) Checked9611.9
TOTAL809100.0
17) Please indicate which of the following resources or events available through the Presbyterian Peacemaking Program your congregation has made use of. Participation by one or more members in a United Nations Seminar. (INVLVED3)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked76194.1
1) Checked485.9
TOTAL809100.0
18) Please indicate which of the following resources or events available through the Presbyterian Peacemaking Program your congregation has made use of. Use of Bible studies or other printed resources of the Presbyterian Peacemaking Program. (INVLVED4)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked50562.4
1) Checked30437.6
TOTAL809100.0
19) Please indicate which of the following resources or events available through the Presbyterian Peacemaking Program your congregation has made use of. Participation by one or more members in a Peacemaking Travel Study Seminar. (INVLVED5)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked74992.6
1) Checked607.4
TOTAL809100.0
20) Please indicate which of the following resources or events available through the Presbyterian Peacemaking Program your congregation has made use of. Visited the Peacemaking Program's Web site (www.pcusa.org/peacemaking) for information or resources. (INVLVED6)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked61776.3
1) Checked19223.7
TOTAL809100.0
21) Please let us know about your own congregation's peacemaking efforts. Indicate the areas in the list below in which your congregation has been involved over the past two years. Worship (passing the peace, prayers for peace, etc.). (EFFORTS1)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked8210.1
1) Checked72789.9
TOTAL809100.0
22) Please let us know about your own congregation's peacemaking efforts. Indicate the areas in the list below in which your congregation has been involved over the past two years. A study group or study course on peacemaking in the Bible. (EFFORTS2)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked58472.2
1) Checked22527.8
TOTAL809100.0
23) Please let us know about your own congregation's peacemaking efforts. Indicate the areas in the list below in which your congregation has been involved over the past two years. An established peacemaking committee or by incorporating peacemaking into the work of another committee(s). (EFFORTS3)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked64379.5
1) Checked16620.5
TOTAL809100.0
24) Please let us know about your own congregation's peacemaking efforts. Indicate the areas in the list below in which your congregation has been involved over the past two years. Teaching non-violent conflict resolution skills to children and youth in the church and/or community. (EFFORTS4)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked60574.8
1) Checked20425.2
TOTAL809100.0
25) Please let us know about your own congregation's peacemaking efforts. Indicate the areas in the list below in which your congregation has been involved over the past two years. A study of human rights, arms control and disarmament, globalization, or sustainable development. (EFFORTS5)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked68985.2
1) Checked12014.8
TOTAL809100.0
26) Please let us know about your own congregation's peacemaking efforts. Indicate the areas in the list below in which your congregation has been involved over the past two years. A study of the war on terrorism since September 11th. (EFFORTS6)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked63678.6
1) Checked17321.4
TOTAL809100.0
27) Please let us know about your own congregation's peacemaking efforts. Indicate the areas in the list below in which your congregation has been involved over the past two years. A study of other international issues involving conflict (for example, in the Middle East, Northern Ireland, the Bulkans, etc.). (EFFORTS7)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked55168.1
1) Checked25831.9
TOTAL809100.0
28) Please let us know about your own congregation's peacemaking efforts. Indicate the areas in the list below in which your congregation has been involved over the past two years. Letter writing or other public policy advocacy efforts that support legislation on peace and justice issues. (EFFORTS8)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked64780.0
1) Checked16220.0
TOTAL809100.0
29) Please let us know about your own congregation's peacemaking efforts. Indicate the areas in the list below in which your congregation has been involved over the past two years. Recycling, energy reduction, and other concerns for the environment. (EFFORTS9)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked37346.1
1) Checked43653.9
TOTAL809100.0
30) Please let us know about your own congregation's peacemaking efforts. Indicate the areas in the list below in which your congregation has been involved over the past two years. Other (specify). (EFFRTS10)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked72089.1
1) Checked8810.9
Missing1 
TOTAL808100.0
31) Since September 11th, has your congregation's involvement in peacemaking: (PEACE911)
TOTAL%
1) Increased?11514.5
2) Decreased?20.3
3) Stayed about the same?62579.0
4) Don't know496.2
Missing18 
TOTAL791100.0
32) Did your congregation receive the Peacemaking Offering in 2001? (PEACOFFR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes39850.4
2) No33342.2
3) Don't know597.5
Missing19 
TOTAL790100.0
33) [ASK ONLY IF PEACOFFR=1 "YES"]Did you or another member of your household make a contribution to this special offering? (PEACOFF2)
TOTAL%
1) Yes29573.4
2) No9022.4
3) Don't know174.2
Missing407 
TOTAL402100.0
34) How involved are you, personally, in your congregation's peacemaking activities? (PCINVOLV)
TOTAL%
1) Very involved15018.9
2) Generally involved30438.3
3) A little involved19624.7
4) Not involved14418.1
Missing15 
TOTAL794100.0
35) Has your congregation participated in an interfaith worship service or other interfaith gathering in the last two years, that is, a service or gathering involving Presbyterians or other Christians and members of one or more other religions, such as Jews, Muslims, Baha'is, or Hindus? An interfaith worship service (INTRFTH1)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked48059.3
1) Checked32940.7
TOTAL809100.0
36) Has your congregation participated in an interfaith worship service or other interfaith gathering in the last two years, that is, a service or gathering involving Presbyterians or other Christians and members of one or more other religions, such as Jews, Muslims, Baha'is, or Hindus? Other interfaith gathering (INTRFTH2)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked63878.9
1) Checked17121.1
TOTAL809100.0
37) As part of its peacemaking ministry, should the Presbyterian Church (USA) be involved in encouraging and developing interfaith dialogue between Christians and followers of other religious groups? (INTRDIAL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, definitely49061.1
2) Yes, probably21526.8
3) No637.9
4) Not sure344.2
Missing7 
TOTAL802100.0
38) Does your presbytery have a Peacemaking Committee? (PEACCOMM)
TOTAL%
1) Yes54267.9
2) No12916.2
3) Don't know12715.9
Missing11 
TOTAL798100.0
39) As a general rule, where there are armed conflicts around the world, would you favor or oppose the Presbyterian Church (USA) taking the following action? Praying for the affected peoples. (PCACT1)
TOTAL%
1) Favor80399.9
3) Depends on the situation10.1
Missing5 
TOTAL804100.0
40) As a general rule, where there are armed conflicts around the world, would you favor or oppose the Presbyterian Church (USA) taking the following action? Advocating basic human rights. (PCACT2)
TOTAL%
1) Favor74793.4
2) Oppose70.9
3) Depends on the situation405.0
4) Not sure60.8
Missing9 
TOTAL800100.0
41) As a general rule, where there are armed conflicts around the world, would you favor or oppose the Presbyterian Church (USA) taking the following action? Supporting the peacemaking work of our partner churches in the area. (PCACT3)
TOTAL%
1) Favor67183.7
2) Oppose101.2
3) Depends on the situation11314.1
4) Not sure81.0
Missing7 
TOTAL802100.0
42) As a general rule, where there are armed conflicts around the world, would you favor or oppose the Presbyterian Church (USA) taking the following action? Encouraging humanitarian efforts. (PCACT4)
TOTAL%
1) Favor76395.3
2) Oppose30.4
3) Depends on the situation313.9
4) Not sure40.5
Missing8 
TOTAL801100.0
43) As a general rule, where there are armed conflicts around the world, would you favor or oppose the Presbyterian Church (USA) taking the following action? Supporting the positions of the U.S. government. (PCACT5)
TOTAL%
1) Favor10613.4
2) Oppose263.3
3) Depends on the situation64681.5
4) Not sure151.9
Missing16 
TOTAL793100.0
44) As a general rule, where there are armed conflicts around the world, would you favor or oppose the Presbyterian Church (USA) taking the following action? Developing relevant policy that is debated and voted on at an annual General Assembly meeting. (PCACT6)
TOTAL%
1) Favor29537.0
2) Oppose13617.1
3) Depends on the situation29136.5
4) Not sure759.4
Missing12 
TOTAL797100.0
45) Would you like to see the Presbyterian Church (USA) take a more active role in providing news stories on war-torn areas of the world by collecting and disseminating information provided by our partner churches in those areas? (WARNEWS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, definitely33541.8
2) Yes, probably29336.5
3) No, probably not9612.0
4) No, definitely not354.4
5) Not sure435.4
Missing7 
TOTAL802100.0
46) Please indicate whether you agree or disagree with the following statement: The U.S. government should do more to prevent nuclear bomb materials from the former Soviet Union getting into hand of terrorist or rogue governments. (AGREE1)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly Agree38848.7
2) Agree27935.1
3) Neither agree nor disagree678.4
4) Disagree141.8
5) Strongly disagree30.4
6) Not sure455.7
Missing13 
TOTAL796100.0
47) Please indicate whether you agree or disagree with the following statement: The church should quit trying to influence the government on matters of war and peace. (AGREE2)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly Agree243.0
2) Agree486.0
3) Neither agree nor disagree8410.5
4) Disagree30638.3
5) Strongly disagree32540.7
6) Not sure121.5
Missing10 
TOTAL799100.0
48) Please indicate whether you agree or disagree with the following statement: The church has a role in defending other faith communities that are the targets of hate crime. (AGREE3)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly Agree39649.6
2) Agree34943.7
3) Neither agree nor disagree324.0
4) Disagree111.4
5) Strongly disagree50.6
6) Not sure50.6
Missing11 
TOTAL798100.0
49) Please indicate whether you agree or disagree with the following statement: Peacemaking requires strong international institutions such as the United Nations. (AGREE4)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly Agree31439.2
2) Agree28835.9
3) Neither agree nor disagree8911.1
4) Disagree526.5
5) Strongly disagree324.0
6) Not sure273.4
Missing7 
TOTAL802100.0
50) Please indicate whether you agree or disagree with the following statement: It would be unwise for the U.S. to unilaterally back out of treaties that limit the testing of nuclear weapons. (AGREE5)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly Agree24430.5
2) Agree27734.7
3) Neither agree nor disagree11714.6
4) Disagree567.0
5) Strongly disagree384.8
6) Not sure678.4
Missing10 
TOTAL799100.0
51) Please indicate whether you agree or disagree with the following statement: Government actions since September 11th pose a threat to civil liberties in the United States. (AGREE6)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly Agree8911.1
2) Agree23329.1
3) Neither agree nor disagree13817.2
4) Disagree19324.1
5) Strongly disagree9111.4
6) Not sure577.1
Missing8 
TOTAL801100.0
52) Please indicate whether you agree or disagree with the following statement: The potential long-run benefits of developing a missile defense shield for the United States outweigh any short-run problems from break the Anti-Ballistic Missile (ABM) Treaty with Russia. (AGREE7)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly Agree465.8
2) Agree10913.7
3) Neither agree nor disagree13116.4
4) Disagree19424.3
5) Strongly disagree19824.8
6) Not sure12015.0
Missing11 
TOTAL798100.0
53) Please indicate whether you agree or disagree with the following statement: War is a necessary evil in an unjust world. (AGREE8)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly Agree577.1
2) Agree32040.0
3) Neither agree nor disagree12515.6
4) Disagree16720.9
5) Strongly disagree8010.0
6) Not sure516.4
Missing9 
TOTAL800100.0
54) Please indicate whether you agree or disagree with the following statement: The U.S. government should lessen its military support to Israel, Egypt, and other Middle East governments. (AGREE9)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly Agree10212.8
2) Agree25532.0
3) Neither agree nor disagree14918.7
4) Disagree13917.4
5) Strongly disagree435.4
6) Not sure10913.7
Missing12 
TOTAL797100.0
55) Please indicate whether you agree or disagree with the following statement: The U.S. government should reduce its military support to the government of Colombia. (AGREE10)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly Agree10713.4
2) Agree23629.6
3) Neither agree nor disagree17722.2
4) Disagree8911.2
5) Strongly disagree243.0
6) Not sure16520.7
Missing11 
TOTAL798100.0
56) Which of the following do you believe would be just reasons for the United States government to go to war? The protection of U.S. economic interests abroad. (JUSTWAR1)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked70787.4
1) Checked10212.6
TOTAL809100.0
57) Which of the following do you believe would be just reasons for the United States government to go to war? The protection of human rights of people in another country. (JUSTWAR2)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked37145.9
1) Checked43854.1
TOTAL809100.0
58) Which of the following do you believe would be just reasons for the United States government to go to war? The replacement of a government that seems to be hostile to our way of life. (JUSTWAR3)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked75293.0
1) Checked577.0
TOTAL809100.0
59) Which of the following do you believe would be just reasons for the United States government to go to war? The punishment of another government for act of terrorism believed but not proven to be supported by that government. (JUSTWAR4)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked72389.4
1) Checked8610.6
TOTAL809100.0
60) Which of the following do you believe would be just reasons for the United States government to go to war? The protection of our country after having been attacked by another country. (JUSTWAR5)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked10913.5
1) Checked69986.5
Missing1 
TOTAL808100.0
61) Which of the following do you believe would be just reasons for the United States government to go to war? The protection of a country closely allied with us that had been attacked by another country. (JUSTWAR6)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked26632.9
1) Checked54267.1
Missing1 
TOTAL808100.0
62) Which of the following do you believe would be just reasons for the United States government to go to war? To live up to the demands of treaties that we have signed. (JUSTWAR7)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked39248.5
1) Checked41651.5
Missing1 
TOTAL808100.0
63) Which of the following do you believe would be just reasons for the United States government to go to war? To preemptively destroy weapons of mass destruction. (JUSTWAR8)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked50963.0
1) Checked29937.0
Missing1 
TOTAL808100.0
64) Which of the following do you believe would be just reasons for the United States government to go to war? None of the above. (JUSTWAR9)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked76093.9
1) Checked496.1
TOTAL809100.0
65) Which of the following do you believe would be just reasons for the United States government to go to war? Other (specify). (JSTWAR10)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked77695.9
1) Checked334.1
TOTAL809100.0
66) Do you support a "two-state solution" in the Middle East—that there should be both the state of Israel and a state of Palestine? (TWOSTATE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes67684.3
2) No354.4
3) Not sure9111.3
Missing7 
TOTAL802100.0
67) As a way to bring peace to the Middle East, it has been proposed that Israel withdraw from occupied Arab lands if Arab nations in return recognize Israel's right to exist as a nation. Do you favor or oppose this proposal? (MIDEAST)
TOTAL%
1) Favor60776.1
2) Oppose536.6
3) Not sure13817.3
Missing11 
TOTAL798100.0
68) Do you think the events of September 11th have changed this country in a lasting way, or not? (CHNGE911)
TOTAL%
1) Yes59574.4
2) No9912.4
3) Not sure10613.3
Missing9 
TOTAL800100.0
69) [ASK ONLY IF CHNGE911=1 "YES"]Is it a change for the better or for the worse? (CHANGE2)
TOTAL%
1) Better17730.1
2) Worse13623.1
3) Not sure27546.8
Missing221 
TOTAL588100.0
70) Do you think the U.S. campaign against terrorism is going very well, fairly well, or not well at all? (USVTERR)
TOTAL%
1) Very well668.6
2) Fairly well47561.8
3) Not well at all22829.6
Missing40 
TOTAL769100.0
71) To what extent, if any, does your Christian faith influence your perspective on the war on terrorism? (VIEWTERR)
TOTAL%
1) Great extent62778.4
2) Some extent16420.5
3) Only a little extent91.1
Missing9 
TOTAL800100.0
72) How concerned are you about the possibility there will be more major terrorist attacks in the United States? (TERRCONC)
TOTAL%
1) Greatly concerned29837.1
2) Somewhat concerned42152.4
3) Not much concerned718.8
4) Not concerned111.4
5) Not sure20.2
Missing6 
TOTAL803100.0
73) Survey form (SURVEY)
TOTAL%
1) Paper72789.9
2) Web8210.1
TOTAL809100.0
74) When were you ordained as a minister of the Word and Sacrament? (WHENORD)
TOTAL%
48) 10.1
52) 10.1
53) 30.4
54) 10.1
55) 20.3
56) 10.1
57) 20.3
58) 50.6
59) 101.3
60) 131.6
61) 151.9
62) 121.5
63) 162.0
64) 192.4
65) 182.3
66) 121.5
67) 202.5
68) 141.8
69) 151.9
70) 111.4
71) 182.3
72) 283.5
73) 141.8
74) 172.1
75) 273.4
76) 172.1
77) 172.1
78) 182.3
79) 344.3
80) 334.1
81) 243.0
82) 243.0
83) 273.4
84) 293.6
85) 202.5
86) 182.3
87) 303.8
88) 182.3
89) 212.6
90) 172.1
91) 151.9
92) 212.6
93) 202.5
94) 243.0
95) 172.1
96) 212.6
97) 202.5
98) 172.1
Missing12 
TOTAL797100.0
75) If you were ordained by a denomination other than the Presbyterian Church (USA) or one of its predecessor denominations, name that body. (DENOMORD)
TOTAL%
1) Baptist1316.5
2) Disciples of Christ22.5
5) Methodist33.8
6) Presbyterian3848.1
7) Other Presbyterian22.5
8) Reformed56.3
10) United Church of Christ33.8
12) Other22.5
66) Reformed Church in America11.3
70) Other67.6
73) Canadian Presbyterian11.3
74) UPC22.5
99) Other11.3
Missing730 
TOTAL79100.0
76) Are you presently enrolled in a graduate school, seminary, or theological school? (Check the appropriate box) (ENRLPRES)
TOTAL%
1) Yes698.8
2) No71391.2
Missing27 
TOTAL782100.0
77) [IF YES TO ENRLPRES] Degree? (ENRLDEGR)
TOTAL%
1) M.C.E./M.R.E.11.8
3) THM-STM11.8
4) D.Min4782.5
5) Ph.D./S.T.D./Th.D.58.8
6) Other35.3
Missing752 
TOTAL57100.0
78) [IF YES TO ENRLPRES] School? (ENRLSCHO)
TOTAL%
5) Austin58.9
8) Bethel23.6
18) Columbia1323.2
22) Dubuque11.8
30) Fuller58.9
33) Gordon Conwell11.8
41) Louisville PTS23.6
43) Lutheran PA11.8
45) McCormick47.1
52) New Brunswick11.8
57) NW Lutheran Theo11.8
63) Pittsburgh23.6
65) Princeton23.6
66) Reformed23.6
68) San Francisco23.6
74) Trinity Evangelical23.6
78) Union VA11.8
89) Emory11.8
99) Other814.3
Missing753 
TOTAL56100.0
79) Before entering seminary for your B.D. or M.Div., were you engaged in any long-term secular job or career? (BEF_SEM)
TOTAL%
1) Yes25332.3
2) No53067.7
Missing26 
TOTAL783100.0
80) Please indicate the year and the school from which you received your B.D. or M.Div. degree. Year degree received. (YEAR_DEG)
TOTAL%
0) Do not have this degree70.9
48) 4810.1
52) 5210.1
53) 5320.3
54) 5410.1
55) 5530.4
56) 5620.3
57) 5720.3
58) 5860.8
59) 5991.1
60) 60141.8
61) 61151.9
62) 62121.5
63) 63182.3
64) 64202.6
65) 65182.3
66) 66141.8
67) 67192.4
68) 68172.2
69) 69151.9
70) 7070.9
71) 71283.6
72) 72243.1
73) 73172.2
74) 7481.0
75) 75283.6
76) 76141.8
77) 77192.4
78) 78243.1
79) 79374.7
80) 80283.6
81) 81222.8
82) 82243.1
83) 83283.6
84) 84232.9
85) 85263.3
86) 86192.4
87) 87202.6
88) 88243.1
89) 89182.3
90) 90222.8
91) 91121.5
92) 92222.8
93) 93192.4
94) 94172.2
95) 95172.2
96) 96182.3
97) 97151.9
98) 9870.9
Missing26 
TOTAL783100.0
81) [IF YES TO YEAR_DEG] Please indicate the year and the school from which you received your B.D. or M.Div. degree. - School from which degree received (SCHL_DEG)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL77151.61724
82) Do you have one or more other graduate degrees from a seminary or other school of theological education (besides your B.D. or M.Div.)? (Check one box) (OTH_DEG)
TOTAL%
1) Yes29537.5
2) No49262.5
Missing22 
TOTAL787100.0
83) [IF YES TO OTH_DEG] Please indicate the degree(s), year(s) received, and school(s). Has received M.C.E./M.R.E. (ODEG_MCE)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked69098.6
1) Checked101.4
Missing109 
TOTAL700100.0
84) [IF YES TO OTH_DEG] Please indicate the degree(s), year(s) received, and school(s). Year received M.C.E./M.R.E. (OSCH_MCE)
TOTAL%
59) 16.7
63) 320.0
64) 16.7
67) 16.7
68) 16.7
69) 16.7
72) 213.3
77) 16.7
84) 16.7
85) 213.3
86) 16.7
Missing794 
TOTAL15100.0
85) [IF YES TO OTH_DEG] Please indicate the degree(s), year(s) received, and school(s). School received M.C.E./M.R.E. (OYR_MCE)
TOTAL%
41) Louisville Pts16.7
51) Nazarene16.7
64) PSCE746.7
65) Princeton320.0
75) Union/Auburn16.7
99) Other213.3
Missing794 
TOTAL15100.0
86) [IF YES TO OTH_DEG] Please indicate the degree(s), year(s) received, and school(s). Has received M.A. (ODEG_MA)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked64992.3
1) Checked547.7
Missing106 
TOTAL703100.0
87) [IF YES TO OTH_DEG] Please indicate the degree(s), year(s) received, and school(s). Year received M.A. (OSCH_MA)
TOTAL%
55) 23.5
61) 11.8
62) 11.8
63) 11.8
64) 23.5
66) 35.3
67) 11.8
68) 23.5
69) 11.8
70) 11.8
72) 23.5
73) 23.5
74) 47.0
75) 23.5
76) 23.5
77) 11.8
78) 11.8
79) 11.8
81) 23.5
82) 23.5
83) 35.3
84) 23.5
85) 35.3
86) 35.3
88) 23.5
89) 47.0
90) 23.5
91) 11.8
94) 23.5
95) 11.8
Missing752 
TOTAL57100.0
88) [IF YES TO OTH_DEG] Please indicate the degree(s), year(s) received, and school(s). school received M.A. (OYR_MA)
TOTAL%
16) Claremont23.6
18) Columbia35.4
22) Dubuque11.8
30) Fuller23.6
31) Garrett Evangelical11.8
41) Louisville Pts11.8
48) Methodist11.8
53) New York11.8
63) Pittsburgh11.8
64) PSCE1933.9
68) San Francisco11.8
74) Trinity Evangelical11.8
79) University of Notre Dame11.8
88) Yale23.6
99) Other1933.9
Missing753 
TOTAL56100.0
89) [IF YES TO OTH_DEG] Please indicate the degree(s), year(s) received, and school(s) has received Th.M./S.T.M. (ODEG_THM)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked65593.0
1) Checked497.0
Missing105 
TOTAL704100.0
90) [IF YES TO OTH_DEG] Please indicate the degree(s), year(s) received, and school(s). Year received Th.M./S.T.M. (OSCH_THM)
TOTAL%
61) 11.8
62) 23.6
64) 23.6
65) 35.4
66) 23.6
67) 58.9
69) 23.6
70) 23.6
71) 23.6
72) 11.8
73) 35.4
74) 23.6
75) 11.8
76) 11.8
77) 23.6
78) 23.6
79) 23.6
80) 35.4
81) 23.6
82) 11.8
83) 11.8
84) 11.8
85) 23.6
87) 11.8
89) 23.6
90) 23.6
91) 23.6
92) 23.6
93) 11.8
98) 11.8
Missing753 
TOTAL56100.0
91) [IF YES TO OTH_DEG] Please indicate the degree(s), year(s) received, and school(s). School received Th.M./S.T.M. (OYR_THM)
TOTAL%
2) Andover Newton11.8
15) Christian Theo11.8
16) Claremont11.8
18) Columbia58.8
22) Dubuque11.8
30) Fuller11.8
34) Harvard University11.8
45) McCormick11.8
53) New York35.3
61) Perkins11.8
63) Pittsburgh11.8
65) Princeton2442.1
68) San Francisco11.8
75) Union-Auburn23.5
78) Union VA58.8
88) Yale23.5
99) Other610.5
Missing752 
TOTAL57100.0
92) [IF YES TO OTH_DEG] Please indicate the degree(s), year(s) received, and school(s). Has received D.Min. (ODEG_DMN)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked56577.6
1) Checked16322.4
Missing81 
TOTAL728100.0
93) [IF YES TO OTH_DEG] Please indicate the degree(s), year(s) received, and school(s). Year received D.Min. (OSCH_DMN)
TOTAL%
0) 10.5
63) 10.5
69) 10.5
70) 21.1
72) 10.5
73) 10.5
74) 10.5
75) 31.6
76) 52.7
77) 31.6
78) 52.7
79) 42.2
80) 147.7
81) 52.7
82) 94.9
83) 84.4
84) 105.5
85) 116.0
86) 63.3
87) 73.8
88) 31.6
89) 63.3
90) 137.1
91) 105.5
92) 94.9
93) 63.3
94) 73.8
95) 84.4
96) 105.5
97) 10.5
98) 73.8
99) 52.7
Missing626 
TOTAL183100.0
94) [IF YES TO OTH_DEG] Please indicate the degree(s), year(s) received, and school(s). School received D.Min. (OYR_DMN)
TOTAL%
4) Ashland10.6
5) Austin73.9
14) Chicago Theo10.6
15) Christian Theo10.6
16) Claremont10.6
18) Columbia2011.2
20) Covenant10.6
21) Drew10.6
22) Dubuque10.6
24) Eastern Baptist42.2
25) Eden10.6
26) Episcopal10.6
30) Fuller158.4
33) Gordon Conwell21.1
34) Harvard University10.6
39) Lancaster10.6
41) Louisville Pts63.4
45) McCormick3217.9
53) New York10.6
63) Pittsburgh158.4
65) Princeton126.7
68) San Francisco1810.1
71) St Mary's10.6
75) Union-Auburn10.6
77) United Theo MN21.1
78) Union VA2011.2
81) Vanderbilt21.1
84) Western Theo Sem21.1
89) Emory10.6
99) Other73.9
Missing630 
TOTAL179100.0
95) [IF YES TO OTH_DEG] Please indicate the degree(s), year(s) received, and school(s). Has received Ph.D./S.T.D./Th.D. (ODEG_PHD)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked65493.4
1) Checked466.6
Missing109 
TOTAL700100.0
96) [IF YES TO OTH_DEG] Please indicate the degree(s), year(s) received, and school(s). Year received Ph.D./S.T.D./Th.D. (OSCH_PHD)
TOTAL%
64) 24.3
66) 12.1
69) 12.1
70) 24.3
71) 12.1
72) 24.3
73) 36.4
74) 36.4
76) 36.4
78) 12.1
79) 12.1
80) 12.1
81) 24.3
82) 48.5
83) 36.4
84) 12.1
86) 12.1
87) 36.4
90) 36.4
91) 12.1
92) 24.3
94) 24.3
95) 12.1
97) 24.3
99) 12.1
Missing762 
TOTAL47100.0
97) [IF YES TO OTH_DEG] Please indicate the degree(s), year(s) received, and school(s). School received Ph.D./S.T.D./Th.D. (OYR_PHD)
TOTAL%
16) Claremont12.2
18) Columbia12.2
22) Dubuque12.2
23) Duke University48.7
34) Harvard University12.2
45) McCormick12.2
57) NW Lutheran Theo12.2
63) Pittsburgh12.2
65) Princeton36.5
68) San Francisco12.2
74) Trinity Evangelical12.2
75) Union-Auburn12.2
78) Union VA510.9
79) University of Notre Dame24.3
81) Vanderbilt12.2
88) Yale36.5
99) Other1839.1
Missing763 
TOTAL46100.0
98) [IF YES TO OTH_DEG] Please indicate the degree(s), year(s) received, and school(s). Has received other degree. (ODEG_OTH)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked68197.1
1) Checked202.9
Missing108 
TOTAL701100.0
99) [IF YES TO OTH_DEG] Please indicate the degree(s), year(s) received, and school(s). Year received other degree. (OSCH_OTH)
TOTAL%
60) 15.3
64) 15.3
67) 15.3
71) 15.3
74) 15.3
79) 15.3
80) 15.3
81) 210.5
84) 210.5
88) 15.3
90) 15.3
92) 210.5
93) 15.3
94) 15.3
95) 15.3
98) 15.3
Missing790 
TOTAL19100.0
100) [IF YES TO OTH_DEG] Please indicate the degree(s), year(s) received, and school(s). School received other degree. (OYR_OTH)
TOTAL%
30) Fuller15.0
38) Johnson C Smith15.0
53) New York15.0
65) Princeton15.0
71) St Marys15.0
78) Union VA15.0
81) Vanderbilt15.0
99) Other1365.0
Missing789 
TOTAL20100.0
101) What is the highest level of formal education you have attained besides your theological or Christian education training? (HIGH_DEG)
TOTAL%
2) Completed high school40.5
3) Some college30.4
4) College graduate47260.8
5) Some graduate work12416.0
6) Graduate degree17322.3
Missing33 
TOTAL776100.0
102) What category(-ies) below describes your current paid employment? (Check all that apply) First response. (EMP_CAT1)
TOTAL%
1) Pastor in a congregation65782.7
2) Non-parish job or ministry11614.6
3) Unemployed50.6
4) Retired from active ministry162.0
Missing15 
TOTAL794100.0
103) What category(-ies) below describes your current paid employment? (Check all that apply) Second response. (EMP_CAT2)
TOTAL%
2) Non-parish job2987.9
4) Retired from active ministry412.1
Missing776 
TOTAL33100.0
104) If you currently serve as a pastor in one or more congregations, do you consider yourself a full-time or part-time parish pastor? (PSTRTIME)
TOTAL%
1) Full-time56185.9
2) Part-time9214.1
Missing156 
TOTAL653100.0
105) [IF PART-TIME FOR VARIABLE PSTR_TIME] specify hours per week. (PSTRPART)
TOTAL%
1) 22.2
2) 22.2
4) 11.1
5) 11.1
6) 11.1
8) 11.1
10) 66.6
11) 11.1
12) 11.1
14) 11.1
15) 66.6
16) 22.2
17) 11.1
18) 11.1
20) 1314.3
23) 22.2
24) 1011.0
25) 88.8
27) 22.2
28) 44.4
30) 1314.3
34) 22.2
35) 55.5
39) 11.1
40) 33.3
50) 11.1
Missing718 
TOTAL91100.0
106) If you currently serve as a pastor in one or more congregations, what position(s) do you have in a congregation? (Check all that apply) First response. (PSTRPOS1)
TOTAL%
1) Solo Pastor27841.7
2) Senior Pastor15623.4
3) Asst-Assoc Pastor13820.7
4) Co-Pastor314.7
5) Stated-Temp Supply233.5
6) Designated Pastor50.8
7) Interim Pastor243.6
9) Paid Parish Associate60.9
10) Other50.8
Missing143 
TOTAL666100.0
107) If you currently serve as a pastor in one or more congregations, what position(s) do you have in a congregation? (Check all that apply) Second response. (PSTRPOS2)
TOTAL%
1) Solo Pastor58.1
2) Senior Pastor1117.7
3) Asst Asso Pastor34.8
5) Stated-Temp Supply2337.1
6) Designated Pastor34.8
7) Interim Pastor812.9
8) Tentmaker58.1
9) Paid Parish Associate34.8
10) Other11.6
Missing747 
TOTAL62100.0
108) If you currently serve as a pastor in one or more congregations, how many congregations do you currently serve as pastor? (Include here congregations you are serving as stated or temporary supply.) (PSTRNUM1)
TOTAL%
1) One61393.4
2) Two or more436.6
Missing153 
TOTAL656100.0
109) [IF "TWO OR MORE" TO PSTR_NUM1] How many congregations do you currently serve as pastor? (Include here congregations you are serving as stated or temporary supply.) (PSTRNUM2)
TOTAL%
2) 2972.5
3) 717.5
4) 12.5
5) 25.0
10) 12.5
Missing769 
TOTAL40100.0
110) [IF "TWO OR MORE" TO PSTR_NUM1] Are some or all of these congregations yoked as a larger parish? (PSTRYOKE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1739.5
2) No2660.5
Missing766 
TOTAL43100.0
111) What is the approximate membership of the congregation(s) you serve? Write the combined membership if you serve two or more. (CONGMEMB)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL6552567.17646211
112) If you are currently employed in one or more non-parish jobs or ministries, is your non-parish job or ministry full-time or part-time? (If you have more than one, answer in terms of the combined hours.) (NPAR_FUL)
TOTAL%
1) Full-time11666.7
2) Part-time5833.3
Missing635 
TOTAL174100.0
113) If you are currently employed part-time in one or more non-parish jobs or ministries, specify hours per week. (If you have more than one, answer in terms of the combined hours.) (NPAR_PAR)
TOTAL%
4) 11.8
5) 47.1
6) 35.4
7) 23.6
8) 35.4
9) 11.8
10) 916.1
12) 35.4
15) 11.8
16) 35.4
18) 11.8
20) 35.4
22) 11.8
24) 23.6
25) 47.1
28) 11.8
30) 712.5
32) 23.6
35) 11.8
37) 11.8
40) 11.8
50) 11.8
99) 11.8
Missing753 
TOTAL56100.0
114) If you are currently employed in one or more non-parish jobs or ministries, in what type of non-parish job or ministry are you currently employed? (Check all that apply) First response. (NPAR_JB1)
TOTAL%
1) Faculty/staff educ instit3924.1
2) Chaplain3018.5
3) Missionary21.2
4) National staff2515.4
5) Staff ecumenical74.3
6) Professional pastoral counselor74.3
7) Other employment5232.1
Missing647 
TOTAL162100.0
115) If you are currently employed in one or more non-parish jobs or ministries, in what type of non-parish job or ministry are you currently employed? (Check all that apply) Second response. (NPAR_JB2)
TOTAL%
1) Faculty/staff educ instit14.8
2) Chaplain419.0
4) National Staff14.8
5) Staff ecumenical29.5
6) Professional pastoral counselor314.3
7) Other employment1047.6
Missing788 
TOTAL21100.0
116) If you are currently employed in one or more non-parish jobs or ministries, in what type of institution do you work? (Check all that apply) First response. (NPAR_IN1)
TOTAL%
1) Military84.6
2) Civilian95.2
3) Elementary/middle/ high school137.5
4) College/university2212.6
5) Seminary/theo school126.9
6) Hospital/med fac2011.5
7) Church/religious body3821.8
8) Other non-profit2212.6
9) For-profit2011.5
10) Other105.7
Missing635 
TOTAL174100.0
117) If you are currently employed in one or more non-parish jobs or ministries, in what type of institution do you work? (Check all that apply) Second response. (NPAR_IN2)
TOTAL%
3) Elementary/middle/high school15.9
4) College/university15.9
7) Church/religious body317.6
8) Other non-profit529.4
9) For-Profit423.5
10) Other317.6
Missing792 
TOTAL17100.0
118) If you are currently employed in one or more non-parish jobs or ministries, is this organization affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (USA)? (NPAR_AFF)
TOTAL%
1) Yes6739.9
2) No10160.1
Missing641 
TOTAL168100.0
119) How old were you when you first became a member of a Presbyterian church? (HOWOLD)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL79020.84319
120) When you were growing up, say ages 10 to 12, how active were your parents in church? (PAR_ACTV)
TOTAL%
1) Very active45156.9
2) Generally active12615.9
3) Somewhat active698.7
4) Not very active607.6
5) Not active at all8610.8
6) Don't know10.1
Missing16 
TOTAL793100.0
121) 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) Baptist597.5
2) Disciples of Christ30.4
3) Episcopal101.3
4) Lutheran162.0
5) Methodist445.6
6) Presbyterian51665.8
7) Other Presbyterian182.3
8) Reformed182.3
9) Roman Catholic232.9
10) UCC202.6
11) Independent/non-denom121.5
12) Other384.8
13) None20.3
70) Other50.6
Missing25 
TOTAL784100.0
122) Do any of your relatives serve as pastors, Christian educators, mission workers, or in other full-time ministry for a Presbyterian or other church? (RELPAST)
TOTAL%
1) Yes20025.8
2) No57474.2
Missing35 
TOTAL774100.0
123) [IF YES TO RELPAST] How many relatives are currently serving the church in full-time paid positions? (RELPAST2)
TOTAL%
0) 10.5
1) 12459.6
2) 5928.4
3) 115.3
4) 62.9
5) 31.4
6) 10.5
7) 21.0
10) 10.5
Missing601 
TOTAL208100.0
124) [IF YES TO RELPAST] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) My father.D (DADPAST)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked68297.6
1) Checked172.4
Missing110 
TOTAL699100.0
125) [IF YES TO RELPAST] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) My mother.D (MOMPAST)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked69599.4
1) Checked40.6
Missing110 
TOTAL699100.0
126) [IF YES TO RELPAST] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) My grandfather.D (GDADPAST)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked69699.7
1) Checked20.3
Missing111 
TOTAL698100.0
127) [IF YES TO RELPAST] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) My grandmother.D (GMOMPAST)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked69799.9
1) Checked10.1
Missing111 
TOTAL698100.0
128) [IF YES TO RELPAST] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) My son.D (SONPAST)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked69299.0
1) Checked71.0
Missing110 
TOTAL699100.0
129) [IF YES TO RELPAST] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) My daughter. (DAUGPAST)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked69499.3
1) Checked50.7
Missing110 
TOTAL699100.0
130) [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 Checked64992.3
1) Checked547.7
Missing106 
TOTAL703100.0
131) [IF YES TO RELPAST] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) Other. (OTHPAST)
TOTAL%
0) All Other56679.1
1) Grandchild40.6
2) Distant ancestor30.4
3) Aunt/Uncle172.4
4) Niece/nephew81.1
5) Cousin466.4
8) Spouse354.9
9) In-law375.2
Missing93 
TOTAL716100.0
132) 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) Yes25134.6
2) No47565.4
Missing83 
TOTAL726100.0
133) [IF YES TO RELCRCH] How many relatives in the past served the church in full-time paid positions? (Approximate number) (RELCRCH2)
TOTAL%
1) 13155.0
2) 5021.0
3) 2610.9
4) 166.7
5) 62.5
6) 41.7
7) 10.4
9) 10.4
10) 20.8
15) 10.4
Missing571 
TOTAL238100.0
134) [IF YES TO RELCRCH] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) My father. (DADCRCH)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked63891.4
1) Checked608.6
Missing111 
TOTAL698100.0
135) [IF YES TO RELCRCH] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) My mother. (MOMCRCH)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked67695.9
1) Checked294.1
Missing104 
TOTAL705100.0
136) [IF YES TO RELCRCH] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) My grandfather. (GDADCRCH)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked63891.0
1) Checked639.0
Missing108 
TOTAL701100.0
137) [IF YES TO RELCRCH] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) My grandmother. (GMOMCRCH)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked69097.7
1) Checked162.3
Missing103 
TOTAL706100.0
138) [IF YES TO RELCRCH] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) My son. (SONCRCH)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked69699.6
1) Checked30.4
Missing110 
TOTAL699100.0
139) [IF YES TO RELCRCH] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) My daughter. (DAUGCRCH)
TOTAL%
0) Not Checked69699.6
1) Checked30.4
Missing110 
TOTAL699100.0
140) [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 Checked67997.3
1) Checked192.7
Missing111 
TOTAL698100.0
141) [IF YES TO RELCRCH] How are they related to you? (Check the box for all that apply) Other. (OTHCRCH)
TOTAL%
0) All other56277.9
1) Grandchild10.1
2) Distant ancestor648.9
3) Aunt/uncle648.9
4) Niece/nephew10.1
5) Cousin81.1
8) Spouse71.0
9) In-law141.9
Missing88 
TOTAL721100.0
142) Which of the following terms best describes your current stand on theological issues? (LIB_CONS)
TOTAL%
1) Very conservative243.1
2) Conservative19524.8
3) Moderate31339.8
4) Liberal21126.8
5) Very Liberal435.5
Missing23 
TOTAL786100.0
143) Do you believe that some or all of the Bible was inspired by God? (INSP_GOD)
TOTAL%
1) Yes75799.1
2) No70.9
Missing45 
TOTAL764100.0
144) [IF YES TO INSP_GOD] How much of what the Bible contains do you believe was inspired by God? (INSPMUCH)
TOTAL%
1) All of it48763.8
2) Almost all of it10513.8
3) Most of it11515.1
4) Some of it425.5
5) Only a very small amount10.1
6) Not sure131.7
Missing46 
TOTAL763100.0
145) 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 world101.3
2) Is a true account of how God created the world44958.8
3) Reflects human feelings about how the world might have been created30439.8
Missing46 
TOTAL763100.0
146) 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.8010.4
2) The Bible is without error of any kind in spiritual matters, but there are problems in other areas such as science and history.42355.1
3) The Bible contains errors in both spiritual and secular matters.26434.4
Missing42 
TOTAL767100.0
147) 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 Agree151.9
2) Agree516.4
3) Not sure202.5
4) Disagree40250.5
5) Strongly Disagree30838.7
Missing13 
TOTAL796100.0
148) 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 Agree70.9
2) Agree688.5
3) Not sure496.2
4) Disagree32540.8
5) Strongly Disagree34743.6
Missing13 
TOTAL796100.0
149) 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 Agree62278.6
2) Agree12816.2
3) Not sure344.3
4) Disagree50.6
5) Strongly Disagree20.3
Missing18 
TOTAL791100.0
150) 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 Agree34543.5
2) Agree19424.4
3) Not sure496.2
4) Disagree16721.0
5) Strongly Disagree394.9
Missing15 
TOTAL794100.0
151) 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 Agree12916.4
2) Agree11314.3
3) Not sure13517.1
4) Disagree24731.3
5) Strongly Disagree16420.8
Missing21 
TOTAL788100.0
152) 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 Agree48861.5
2) Agree29637.3
3) Not sure20.3
4) Disagree60.8
5) Strongly Disagree20.3
Missing15 
TOTAL794100.0
153) Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with the following statement. The Devil (Satan) really exists. (DEVL_XST)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly Agree23529.7
2) Agree21326.9
3) Not sure10913.8
4) Disagree15719.8
5) Strongly Disagree779.7
Missing18 
TOTAL791100.0
154) 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 Agree27835.3
2) Agree20526.0
3) Not sure16420.8
4) Disagree9912.6
5) Strongly Disagree425.3
Missing21 
TOTAL788100.0
155) 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 daily39449.4
2) Several times a week25231.6
3) Weekly8710.9
4) Several times a month425.3
5) Once a month81.0
6) Several times a year111.4
7) Once a year or less30.4
Missing12 
TOTAL797100.0
156) 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 daily617.7
2) Several times a week14918.8
3) Weekly24731.2
4) Several times a month10713.5
5) Once a month394.9
6) Several times a year10813.6
7) Once a year or less405.1
8) Never415.2
Missing17 
TOTAL792100.0
157) 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 daily212.7
2) Several times a week10212.9
3) Weekly34343.4
4) Several times a month9411.9
5) Once a month516.5
6) Several times a year9411.9
7) Once a year or less435.4
8) Never425.3
Missing19 
TOTAL790100.0
158) Approximately how frequently do you engage in the following activity? (Check one box on each line). Pray privately. (OFT_PPRI)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/almost daily66784.1
2) Several times a week8610.8
3) Weekly222.8
4) Several times a month81.0
5) Once a month40.5
6) Several times a year50.6
8) Never10.1
Missing16 
TOTAL793100.0
159) 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 daily39850.1
2) Several times a week20425.7
3) Weekly9211.6
4) Several times a month405.0
5) Once a month121.5
6) Several times a year303.8
7) Once a year or less70.9
8) Never121.5
Missing14 
TOTAL795100.0
160) 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 daily324.1
2) Several times a week496.2
3) Weekly22829.0
4) Several times a month8010.2
5) Once a month658.3
6) Several times a year13016.6
7) Once a year or less789.9
8) Never12315.7
Missing24 
TOTAL785100.0
161) Do you believe that Jesus will return to earth some day? (JES_RTRN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes59075.8
2) No769.8
3) Not Sure11214.4
Missing31 
TOTAL778100.0
162) [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 200030.5
2) About as likely in 2000 as in any other year45169.8
3) Less likely in 2000253.9
4) No opinion16725.9
Missing163 
TOTAL646100.0
163) Do you currently have plans for this coming New Year's Eve (Dec. 31, 1999)? (PLAN_NYR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes30438.5
2) No48561.5
Missing20 
TOTAL789100.0
164) [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) Yes19547.3
2) No21752.7
Missing397 
TOTAL412100.0
165) [IF YES TO PLAN_NYR] What do you plan to do? - First response (PLAN_DO1)
TOTAL%
1) Nothing special/stay at home198.7
2) Spend time with family188.2
3) Party3415.5
4) Work83.7
5) Attend church12255.7
6) Vacation/travel83.7
9) Undecided/Not sure104.6
Missing590 
TOTAL219100.0
166) [IF YES TO PLAN_NYR] What do you plan to do? - Second response (PLAN_DO2)
TOTAL%
5) Attend church3100.0
Missing806 
TOTAL3100.0
167) 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, definitely11614.7
2) Yes, probably9111.5
3) No, probably not29036.8
4) No, definitely not10713.6
5) Don't know18523.4
Missing20 
TOTAL789100.0
168) 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 major10.1
2) Major121.5
3) Minor40050.3
4) Very minor31940.1
5) None at all394.9
6) No opinion253.1
Missing13 
TOTAL796100.0
169) 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 major10.1
2) Major111.4
3) Minor35945.3
4) Very minor33542.3
5) None at all638.0
6) No opinion232.9
Missing17 
TOTAL792100.0
170) What sort of disruptions, if any, do you think the Y2K computer problem will cause in early 2000 - in your local church? (Y2KCRCH)
TOTAL%
1) Very major20.3
2) Major60.8
3) Minor17321.8
4) Very minor28535.9
5) None at all30738.7
6) No opinion212.6
Missing15 
TOTAL794100.0
171) 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 major20.3
2) Major40.5
3) Minor20125.3
4) Very minor36546.0
5) None at all20625.9
6) No opinion162.0
Missing15 
TOTAL794100.0
172) What is your sex? (SEX2)
TOTAL%
1) Female19324.2
2) Male60475.8
Missing12 
TOTAL797100.0
173) What is your present age? (AGE2)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL79550.7659
174) Which of the categories below most closely describes the place in which you currently live? (HOME)
TOTAL%
1) In open country, but not a farm486.0
2) On a farm40.5
3) In a small city or town (under 50,000)24430.7
4) In a medium-size city (50,000-250,000)11314.2
5) In a suburb near a medium-size city658.2
6) In a large city (over 250,000)14318.0
7) In a suburb near a large city17822.4
Missing14 
TOTAL795100.0
175) What is your present marital status? (MAR_STAT)
TOTAL%
1) Married71289.6
2) Not married8310.4
Missing14 
TOTAL795100.0
176) If not currently married, have you ever been married? (MAR_EVER)
TOTAL%
1) Never married3744.0
2) Yes, now widowed1113.1
3) Yes, now divorced3541.7
4) Both widowed and divorced11.2
Missing725 
TOTAL84100.0
177) What is the highest level of education completed by you and, if married, by your spouse? Spouse's educational level. (EDUCSPOU)
TOTAL%
3) Some high school10.1
4) High school diploma142.0
5) Some college7010.2
6) Graduated from college19528.3
7) Some grad work8612.5
8) Grad degree32246.8
Missing121 
TOTAL688100.0
178) If currently married, have you ever had a previous marriage (or marriages)? (PREV_MAR)
TOTAL%
1) No59884.3
2) Yes, was widowed50.7
3) Yes, was divorced10414.7
4) Both widowed and divorced20.3
Missing100 
TOTAL709100.0
179) Please indicate your employment status and, if married, the employment of your spouse. Employment status of spouse, first response. (SPOUEMP1)
TOTAL%
1) Employed full-time34649.3
2) Employed part-time14120.1
3) Self-employed486.8
4) Unemployed213.0
5) Retired466.6
6) Full-time homemaker8712.4
7) Student91.3
8) Other40.6
Missing107 
TOTAL702100.0
180) Please indicate your employment status and, if married, the employment of your spouse. Employment status of spouse, second response. (SPOUEMP2)
TOTAL%
1) Employed full-time11.4
2) Employed part-time45.6
3) Self-employed1723.6
4) Unemployed34.2
5) Retired79.7
6) Full-time homemaker2331.9
7) Student1013.9
8) Other79.7
Missing737 
TOTAL72100.0
181) If your husband or wife is employed full-time, part-time, or self-employed, please indicate the average hours worked per week over the last year. (SPOUHRS)
TOTAL%
0) 50.9
1) 10.2
3) 10.2
4) 30.5
5) 40.7
6) 61.1
7) 10.2
8) 30.5
10) 91.6
11) 10.2
12) 71.3
15) 112.0
16) 40.7
18) 50.9
19) 10.2
20) 376.8
21) 10.2
23) 10.2
24) 91.6
25) 162.9
28) 30.5
29) 10.2
30) 386.9
32) 61.1
33) 20.4
35) 244.4
36) 40.7
37) 10.2
38) 30.5
40) 12021.9
42) 81.5
43) 20.4
44) 20.4
45) 386.9
46) 10.2
47) 10.2
48) 61.1
50) 6912.6
53) 10.2
55) 244.4
56) 10.2
58) 20.4
60) 417.5
65) 81.5
68) 10.2
70) 71.3
75) 10.2
80) 30.5
86) 10.2
99) 20.4
Missing262 
TOTAL547100.0
182) 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) Baptist689.7
2) Disciples of Christ71.0
3) Episcopalian304.3
4) Lutheran314.4
5) Methodist8111.5
6) Presbyterian30743.6
7) Other Presbyterian162.3
8) Reformed172.4
9) Roman Catholic557.8
10) United Church of Christ243.4
11) Independent non-denom192.7
12) Other497.0
Missing105 
TOTAL704100.0
183) 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%
3) Episcopal30.5
4) Lutheran60.9
5) Methodist40.6
6) Presbyterian62594.1
7) Other Presbyterian10.2
8) Reformed10.2
9) Roman Catholic91.4
10) United Church of Christ40.6
11) Independent non-denominational30.5
12) Other81.2
Missing145 
TOTAL664100.0
184) How often does your husband or wife attend Sunday worship at your congregation? (SPOUWORS)
TOTAL%
1) Never213.0
2) Less than once a year81.1
3) Once or twice a year192.7
4) Several times a year243.4
5) Once a month233.2
6) 2-3 times a month273.8
7) Nearly every week14820.9
8) Every week43861.9
Missing101 
TOTAL708100.0
185) Is your husband or wife a member of the same congregation which you serve or attend? (SPOUCONG)
TOTAL%
1) Yes52273.8
2) No18526.2
Missing102 
TOTAL707100.0
186) Is your husband or wife an ordained minister? (SPOUMIN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes10715.0
2) No60585.0
Missing97 
TOTAL712100.0
187) Which statements below, if any, apply to your husband or wife's current call? (Check all that apply) First response. (SPOUCAL1)
TOTAL%
1) Co-pastor with me2826.2
2) Pastoral position at other PCUSA Church3129.0
3) Staff of Presbytery, synod, or GA10.9
4) Serves another PCUSA institution54.7
5) Pastoral position other congregregation87.5
6) Church-related non-parish ministry21.9
7) Secular job1110.3
8) Other2119.6
Missing702 
TOTAL107100.0
188) Which statements below, if any, apply to your husband or wife's current call? (Check all that apply) Second response (SPOUCAL2)
TOTAL%
2) Pastoral position at other PCUSA Church222.2
3) Staff of a presby, synod, or GA222.2
7) Secular job111.1
8) Other444.4
Missing800 
TOTAL9100.0
189) How many children do you have? (If none, write 0.) Include any legally adopted children; exclude stepchildren unless legally adopted. (NO_KIDS)
TOTAL%
0) None10913.9
1) 18010.2
2) 233843.1
3) 318023.0
4) 4546.9
5) 5182.3
6) 630.4
7) 720.3
Missing25 
TOTAL784100.0
190) Generally speaking, do you think of yourself as a Democrat, Independent, Republican, or other? (DEM_REP)
TOTAL%
1) Democrat44055.5
2) Independent14618.4
3) Republican19324.3
4) Other141.8
Missing16 
TOTAL793100.0
191) 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 alone688.6
2) Two of us33642.3
3) Three of us16320.5
4) Four of us15419.4
5) Five of us678.4
6) Six of us60.8
7) Seven or more of us10.1
Missing14 
TOTAL795100.0
192) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are under six years of age? (HH_UNDR6)
TOTAL%
0) None17063.7
1) 16624.7
2) 22910.9
3) 320.7
Missing542 
TOTAL267100.0
193) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are 6-12 years of age? (HH_6-12)
TOTAL%
0) None16851.5
1) 19930.4
2) 25115.6
3) 382.5
Missing483 
TOTAL326100.0
194) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are 13-17 years of age? (HH_13-17)
TOTAL%
0) None16146.1
1) 114040.1
2) 24412.6
3) 330.9
4) 410.3
Missing460 
TOTAL349100.0
195) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are 18-24 years of age? (HH_18-24)
TOTAL%
0) None16769.9
1) 15623.4
2) 2166.7
Missing570 
TOTAL239100.0
196) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are 25 years of age and over? (HH_25UP)
TOTAL%
0) None91.2
1) 1749.7
2) 264484.4
3) 3334.3
4) 430.4
Missing46 
TOTAL763100.0
197) 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 adult638.0
2) Single parent91.1
3) Married no kids30939.5
4) Married with kids37147.4
5) Some other arrangement (Please describe your household here)314.0
Missing26 
TOTAL783100.0
198) Is the home in which you currently live: (HOM_NOW)
TOTAL%
1) Rented by you668.4
2) Owned by you clear597.5
3) Owned with mortgage52165.9
4) Owned by your congreg13016.5
5) Other141.8
Missing19 
TOTAL790100.0
199) Where did you live five years ago, in October 1994? (HOM_94)
TOTAL%
1) Same house39950.2
2) Different house, same county8811.1
3) Different county, same state779.7
4) Different state22528.3
5) Different country60.8
Missing14 
TOTAL795100.0
200) 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
TOTAL78732.97217
201) What is your race of origin? (Check all that apply) First response (RACE1)
TOTAL%
1) White76596.3
2) Black91.1
3) Indian30.4
4) Asian111.4
5) Hispanic40.5
6) Some other race20.3
Missing15 
TOTAL794100.0
202) What is your race of origin? (Check all that apply) Second response (RACE2)
TOTAL%
3) Indian960.0
4) Asian213.3
5) Hispanic320.0
6) Some other race16.7
Missing794 
TOTAL15100.0
203) 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%
2) $10K-14,99910.1
3) $15K-19,99920.3
4) $20K-29,999303.8
5) $30K-39,999779.7
6) $40K-49,99911314.3
7) $50K-59,99911214.1
8) $60K-69,99911314.3
9) $70K-79,9999011.4
10) $80K-89,999759.5
11) $90K-99,999627.8
12) $100K-124,999658.2
13) $125K-149,999253.2
14) $150K+273.4
Missing17 
TOTAL792100.0
204) During the last year, approximately how much money did you and other family members in your household contribute to each of 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
TOTAL7774189.2017380
205) During the last year, approximately how much money did you and other family members in your household contribute to each of 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
TOTAL5481403.7466635
206) During the last year, approximately how much money did you and other family members in your household contribute to each of 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)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL691783.8066605
207) 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) $014218.3
2) $1-5010213.2
3) $51-100779.9
4) $101-50021327.5
5) $501-10008711.2
6) $1001-2000547.0
7) $2001+10012.9
Missing34 
TOTAL775100.0
208) 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) $0273.4
2) $1-509812.5
3) $51-10012415.8
4) $101-50034644.0
5) $501-10009912.6
6) $1001-2000486.1
7) $2001 or more\$2001+L445.6
Missing23 
TOTAL786100.0
209) [If BEF_SEM is yes] Before entering seminary for your B.D. or M.Div., were you engaged in any long-term secular job or career? How long were you in that job or career? (BEF_SEMA)
TOTAL%
1) 28.0
2) 28.0
3) 312.0
4) 14.0
5) 14.0
6) 14.0
7) 520.0
8) 416.0
10) 416.0
12) 14.0
13) 14.0
Missing784 
TOTAL25100.0
210) No degree (NODEGREE)
TOTAL%
1) 4100.0
Missing805 
TOTAL4100.0
211) Sample (SAMPLE)
TOTAL%
3) Pastors62377.9
4) Special Clergy17722.1
Missing9 
TOTAL800100.0
212) I-AGE: What is your present age? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-AGE)
TOTAL%
1) Under 409912.5
2) 40-4927234.2
3) 50-6436746.2
4) 65+577.2
Missing14 
TOTAL795100.0
213) I-GENDER: What is your sex? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-GENDER)
TOTAL%
1) Female19324.2
2) Male60475.8
Missing12 
TOTAL797100.0
214) I-INCOME: Which of these categories best describes your total family income from all sources, before taxes, during 1998? (If you live alone, or with non-relatives, answer in terms of your own personal income.) (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-INCOME)
TOTAL%
1) Under $20,00030.4
2) $20K-S49,99922027.8
3) $50K-$99,99945257.1
4) $100+11714.8
Missing17 
TOTAL792100.0
215) 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) Democrat44055.5
2) Independent14618.4
3) Republican19324.3
4) Other141.8
Missing16 
TOTAL793100.0
216) I-RACE: What is your race of origin? (Check all that apply) First response (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-RACE)
TOTAL%
1) White76596.3
2) Black91.1
3) Indian30.4
4) Asian111.4
5) Hispanic40.5
6) Some other race20.3
Missing15 
TOTAL794100.0