Presbyterian Panel Survey, February 2003 -- Hunger Issues, Members and Elders

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All frequencies are raw numbers (no weights used).
1) Sample (SAMPLE)
TOTAL%
1) Members65842.9
2) Elders87557.1
TOTAL1533100.0
2) Panel identification number (ID)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL15332605.9911523
3) Indicate whether you have a positive or a negative impression of each organization in the list below: Bread for the World (BREAD)
TOTAL%
1) Very positive755.1
2) Positive18112.3
3) Negative201.4
4) Very negative40.3
5) No opinion16511.2
6) Not familiar with organization103269.9
Missing56 
TOTAL1477100.0
4) Indicate whether you have a positive or a negative impression of each organization in the list below: Catholic Charities (CHARITY)
TOTAL%
1) Very positive1278.6
2) Positive58139.3
3) Negative594.0
4) Very negative110.7
5) No opinion30320.5
6) Not familiar with organization39726.9
Missing55 
TOTAL1478100.0
5) Indicate whether you have a positive or a negative impression of each organization in the list below: Habitat for Humanity (HABITAT)
TOTAL%
1) Very positive94763.1
2) Positive48932.6
3) Negative100.7
4) Very negative20.1
5) No opinion251.7
6) Not familiar with organization281.9
Missing32 
TOTAL1501100.0
6) Indicate whether you have a positive or a negative impression of each organization in the list below: Presbyterian Hunger Program (HUNGER)
TOTAL%
1) Very positive27618.7
2) Positive56238.1
3) Negative120.8
4) Very negative10.1
5) No opinion1389.3
6) Not familiar with organization48733.0
Missing57 
TOTAL1476100.0
7) Indicate whether you have a positive or a negative impression of each organization in the list below: Save the Children (SAVE)
TOTAL%
1) Very positive15710.6
2) Positive60640.9
3) Negative1328.9
4) Very negative140.9
5) No opinion27218.4
6) Not familiar with organization29920.2
Missing53 
TOTAL1480100.0
8) Indicate whether you have a positive or a negative impression of each organization in the list below: UNICEF (UNICEF)
TOTAL%
1) Very positive25817.5
2) Positive76551.8
3) Negative15010.1
4) Very negative422.8
5) No opinion20914.1
6) Not familiar with organization543.7
Missing55 
TOTAL1478100.0
9) Indicate whether you have a positive or a negative impression of each organization in the list below: United Nations (UNATIONS)
TOTAL%
1) Very positive1208.2
2) Positive60441.5
3) Negative26518.2
4) Very negative1137.8
5) No opinion25617.6
6) Not familiar with organization986.7
Missing77 
TOTAL1456100.0
10) Indicate whether you have a positive or a negative impression of each organization in the list below: Your local food bank/food pantry (FOODBANK)
TOTAL%
1) Very positive88558.8
2) Positive54436.1
3) Negative50.3
4) Very negative10.1
5) No opinion322.1
6) Not familiar with organization392.6
Missing27 
TOTAL1506100.0
11) When it comes to the hunger problem in the U.S., which group do you think needs the most help, that is, which group should we focus assistance on? (FOODHELP)
TOTAL%
1) Children59339.1
2) Poor families69645.9
3) Senior citizens1087.1
4) Women50.3
5) Don't know1127.4
8) All equally, all of these30.2
Missing16 
TOTAL1517100.0
12) Generally speaking, would you say of people who are hungry that their hunger is their own fault or do you believe they are hungry because of other reasons? (HUNGRFLT)
TOTAL%
1) Their own fault1026.7
2) Other reasons119779.2
3) Don't know21013.9
8) Both30.2
Missing21 
TOTAL1512100.0
13) Over the last decade, would you say that the hunger problem has gotten worse, gotten better, or remained the same: in the U.S.? (HUNGRUS)
TOTAL%
1) Gotten worse59039.1
2) Gotten better32121.3
3) Remained the same36924.5
4) Don't know22915.2
Missing24 
TOTAL1509100.0
14) Over the last decade, would you say that the hunger problem has gotten worse, gotten better, or remained the same: in the world? (HUNGRWRL)
TOTAL%
1) Gotten worse95163.7
2) Gotten better1117.4
3) Remained the same20313.6
4) Don't know22915.3
Missing39 
TOTAL1494100.0
15) When thinking about the hunger problem here in the U.S., which word or word pair best describes the real problem? (HUNGRPRB)
TOTAL%
1) Child hunger27218.0
2) Chronic hunger30720.4
3) Food insecurity26017.2
4) Malnutrition34823.1
5) Starvation151.0
6) Don't know30420.2
8) All equally, all of these10.1
9) None of these or similar response10.1
Missing25 
TOTAL1508100.0
16) Which of the following is the best way to help fight the hunger problem in Africa? (HUNGRAFR)
TOTAL%
1) Giving more money to groups like the United Nations281.9
2) Helping farmers in Africa grow more food67845.2
3) Helping charitable organizations like Save the Children704.7
4) Supporting programs in Africa that promote free markets and economic development53235.5
5) Don't know18912.6
8) All equally, all of these20.1
Missing34 
TOTAL1499100.0
17) Which of the following comes closer to your own personal opinion? (FIGHTHGR)
TOTAL%
1) The best way to fight hunger in the U.S. is through programs that help poor people to get better jobs that pay enough so they can feed their families132187.5
2) The best way to fight hunger in the U.S. is through programs that provide food to poor families1268.3
3) Don't know573.8
8) Both40.3
9) None of these or similar response10.1
Missing24 
TOTAL1509100.0
18) Which of the following comes closer to your own personal opinion? (RSPONSBL)
TOTAL%
1) We can't force people to take responsibility for themselves and there is plenty of food for those who need it1288.5
2) We need to help people who are chronically hungry, weak, and dizzy because of hunger, and we need to help them so they can take responsibility for their own lives128484.9
3) Don't know1006.6
Missing21 
TOTAL1512100.0
19) Which of the following comes closer to your own personal opinion? (CHILDHGR)
TOTAL%
1) Children are hungry because of parents who fail to take responsibility for them and government can't teach parents to love and care for their kids34923.3
2) Parents have a moral obligation to care for a child, but if the parent is chronically hungry, weak and unable to even stand from fatigue, they need direct food assistance so they can then get back on their feet, go to work, and care for their children102768.5
3) Don't know1228.1
8) Both20.1
Missing33 
TOTAL1500100.0
20) Which of the following comes closer to your own personal opinion? (CHRONIC)
TOTAL%
1) To help the chronically hungry, we have to first provide them with food, because otherwise they will be too weak to get back on their feet and take responsibility for themselves32621.8
2) We need to help the chronically hungry by making sure they have food so they are not too weak to get back on their feet, but at the same time we need to demand accountability and work109473.1
3) Don't know775.1
Missing36 
TOTAL1497100.0
21) When it comes to fighting the hunger problem in the U.S., which one of the following do you believe is the most effective in fighting hunger? (EFFECT)
TOTAL%
1) A strong economy and creating more jobs65243.5
2) Charitable groups503.3
3) Churches and other religious groups704.7
4) Food pantries and soup kitchens1308.7
5) Food stamps271.8
6) Improving schools in low-income neighborhoods503.3
7) Raising the minimum wage432.9
8) Social Security30.2
9) Tax relief for poor families, such as the Earned Income Tax Credit191.3
10) The school lunch program503.3
11) The Temporary Assistance For Needy families (TANF) program, also known as welfare reform835.5
12) The Women, Infants and Children Program, also known as the WIC programs624.1
13) Don't know26017.3
Missing34 
TOTAL1499100.0
22) Which of the following comes closest to your personal opinion? (SPEND)
TOTAL%
1) We spend too much on hunger programs, and in the end most of the money is wasted463.1
2) We spend too little money, which is why we have too many hungry children19513.0
3) We spend enough money on programs for hungry children, but we need to reform the programs to make them more effective97264.9
4) Don't know28419.0
Missing36 
TOTAL1497100.0
23) Indicate whether you agree or disagree with the statement. The problem of widespread hunger can be solved in the United States. (SOLVEUS)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree29119.4
2) Agree87858.7
3) Disagree20113.4
4) Strongly disagree251.7
5) Don't know1026.8
Missing36 
TOTAL1497100.0
24) Indicate whether you agree or disagree with the statement. Enough money is already being spent on the hunger problem. (MONEY)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree463.1
2) Agree46631.1
3) Disagree47331.5
4) Strongly disagree604.0
5) Don't know45530.3
Missing33 
TOTAL1500100.0
25) Indicate whether you agree or disagree with the statement. We have the experience and technology right now to reduce world hunger dramatically; what we need is the political will to reduce hunger. (POLWILL)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree31621.2
2) Agree79853.6
3) Disagree18312.3
4) Strongly disagree261.7
5) Don't know16511.1
Missing45 
TOTAL1488100.0
26) Indicate whether you agree or disagree with the statement. There should be major new efforts, led by charitable and religious groups, with some taxpayer support, to make sure that every child in America has enough to eat. (TAXPAYER)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree32621.9
2) Agree80654.2
3) Disagree20713.9
4) Strongly disagree332.2
5) Don't know1147.7
Missing47 
TOTAL1486100.0
27) Indicate whether you agree or disagree with the statement. Government programs haven't solved the problem of hungry children, so we need to reform these programs to make sure every child has healthy food to eat and parents get help to do their job better. (GOVT)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree38125.4
2) Agree89159.3
3) Disagree1107.3
4) Strongly disagree151.0
5) Don't know1057.0
Missing31 
TOTAL1502100.0
28) Indicate whether you agree or disagree with the statement. The problem of widespread hunger can be solved throughout the world. (SOLVEWRL)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree1238.2
2) Agree58138.8
3) Disagree40627.1
4) Strongly disagree583.9
5) Don't know33022.0
Missing35 
TOTAL1498100.0
29) Indicate whether you agree or disagree with the statement. Promoting trade throughout the world helps reduce hunger. (TRADE)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree1218.1
2) Agree78152.4
3) Disagree21414.4
4) Strongly disagree171.1
5) Don't know35724.0
Missing43 
TOTAL1490100.0
30) Indicate whether you agree or disagree with the statement. We need to do more to help feed the chronically hungry so they can then get back on their feet and take responsibility for feeding and caring for themselves and their families. (RESPONS2)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree26217.5
2) Agree101868.0
3) Disagree916.1
4) Strongly disagree80.5
5) Don't know1177.8
Missing37 
TOTAL1496100.0
31) Indicate whether you agree or disagree with the statement. Reducing farm subsidies on the U.S. agriculture would give farmers in poor countries a chance to compete. (REDFARM)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree503.3
2) Agree21514.4
3) Disagree46030.7
4) Strongly disagree19212.8
5) Don't know58038.7
Missing36 
TOTAL1497100.0
32) The following is an argument you might hear in favor of increasing funding and government support for solving the hunger problem. How convincing or unconvincing do you find each statement as an argument for doing more to solve the hunger problem? The number of hungry people throughout the world has gone down significantly in the last decade. (NUMBRDEC)
TOTAL%
1) Very convincing120.8
2) Somewhat convincing20113.4
3) Not too convincing50233.5
4) Not very convincing51734.5
5) Don't know26717.8
Missing34 
TOTAL1499100.0
33) The following is an argument you might hear in favor of increasing funding and government support for solving the hunger problem. How convincing or unconvincing do you find each statement as an argument for doing more to solve the hunger problem? Improving nutrition programs for low-income American families will help children learn in school. (NUTRITN)
TOTAL%
1) Very convincing53235.3
2) Somewhat convincing77851.7
3) Not too convincing1208.0
4) Not very convincing392.6
5) Don't know372.5
Missing27 
TOTAL1506100.0
34) The following is an argument you might hear in favor of increasing funding and government support for solving the hunger problem. How convincing or unconvincing do you find each statement as an argument for doing more to solve the hunger problem? Six million children die each year in poor countries from hunger-related causes, and America has a moral obligation to try and fight hunger throughout the world. (MORAL)
TOTAL%
1) Very convincing33222.1
2) Somewhat convincing71547.5
3) Not too convincing24716.4
4) Not very convincing1469.7
5) Don't know654.3
Missing28 
TOTAL1505100.0
35) Just your best guess: what percentage of the federal budge do you think the U.S. spends on humanitarian aid and development assistance to help poor people in other countries? (FEDBUDGT)
TOTAL%
0) None20.1
1) 125817.6
2) 21258.5
3) 3926.3
4) 4130.9
5) 51258.5
6) 6100.7
7) 7100.7
8) 8181.2
9) 920.1
10) 10835.7
11) 1110.1
12) 1260.4
13) 1310.1
15) 15251.7
17) 1710.1
20) 20302.1
22) 2210.1
25) 2550.3
27) 2710.1
30) 30130.9
35) 3550.3
36) 3610.1
40) 4030.2
50) 5020.1
51) 5110.1
60) 6010.1
70) 7010.1
75) 7510.1
99) Don't know62542.7
Missing71 
TOTAL1462100.0
36) How successful would you say humanitarian aid and development assistance programs to poor countries have been? (SUCCESS)
TOTAL%
1) Very successful110.7
2) Somewhat successful68145.7
3) Not very successful51434.5
4) Not at all successful443.0
5) Don't know24116.2
Missing42 
TOTAL1491100.0
37) [IF "NOT VERY SUCCESSFUL" OR "NOT AT ALL SUCCESSFUL" SUCCESS] What do you think is the most important reason why you believe that humanitarian aid and development assistance programs to poor countries have not bee successful? (SUCCESS2)
TOTAL%
1) Politics (in general)7614.5
2) Political favors expected, too many strings attached, etc.91.7
3) Corruption17032.5
4) Waste, inefficiency, bureaucracy, too much overhead14427.5
5) Not enough aid and assistance from the United States and other countries224.2
6) Failure of people in poor countries to know how to use aid, poor choices made by the people who receive aid438.2
7) Cultural differences101.9
8) All other479.0
9) Don't know20.4
Missing1010 
TOTAL523100.0
38) Between the following, which one should be a higher priority for Congress? (CONGRESS)
TOTAL%
1) Reducing hunger in the United States82354.9
2) Reducing hunger throughout the world1036.9
3) Both should have the same priority50733.8
4) Don't know654.3
Missing35 
TOTAL1498100.0
39) Which of the following candidates would you be more likely to vote for? (VOTE)
TOTAL%
1) A candidate for Congress who says s/he will make fighting hunger problems a higher priority119986.4
2) A candidate for Congress who says there is currently enough being done to fight the hunger problem18813.6
Missing146 
TOTAL1387100.0
40) Who do you think is better able to fight the hunger problem in the U.S. and throughout the world? (WHOFIGHT)
TOTAL%
1) President George Bush and the Republicans in Congress30120.1
2) The Democrats in Congress24116.1
3) Both equally47431.7
4) Neither23515.7
5) Don't know24316.3
Missing39 
TOTAL1494100.0
41) What is your gender? (GENDER)
TOTAL%
1) Female87957.9
2) Male64042.1
Missing14 
TOTAL1519100.0
42) What is your age? (AGE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL151057.51615
43) Survey (SURVEY)
TOTAL%
1) Paper139090.7
2) Web1439.3
TOTAL1533100.0
44) New code (NEWCODE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL153318313.7536400
45) Additional Comments (COMMENTS)
TOTAL%
1) Biased2120.8
2) Other comments on how poorly written the survey is5150.5
3) Respondent's lack of knowledge on hunger issues2928.7
Missing1432 
TOTAL101100.0
46) How many years have you been a member of your current congregation? (YRMEM)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL150320.77217
47) [If YRMEM = 0] How many months have you been a member of congregation? (MONMEM)
TOTAL%
1) 14.5
3) 14.5
4) 14.5
5) 14.5
6) 836.4
7) 313.6
9) 14.5
10) 418.2
11) 29.1
Missing1511 
TOTAL22100.0
48) How far do you live from your congregation? (MILES)
TOTAL%
0) 01298.6
1) 121414.2
2) 227118.0
3) 318512.3
4) 41077.1
5) 516611.0
6) 6573.8
7) 7583.9
8) 8553.7
9) 9221.5
10) 10825.4
11) 1180.5
12) 12241.6
13) 1390.6
14) 1490.6
15) 15412.7
16) 1620.1
17) 1740.3
18) 1880.5
20) 20181.2
21) 2110.1
22) 2220.1
23) 2320.1
24) 2410.1
25) 2590.6
26) 2610.1
27) 2710.1
28) 2810.1
30) 3020.1
32) 3210.1
35) 3530.2
38) 3810.1
39) 3910.1
40) 4020.1
50) 5020.1
75) 7510.1
110) 11010.1
200) 20020.1
350) 35010.1
999) Don't know10.1
Missing28 
TOTAL1505100.0
49) Don't know number of members (NONUMMEM)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked136589.2
1) Checked16510.8
Missing3 
TOTAL1530100.0
50) What is the approximate number of members in your congregation? (NUMMEM)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL1237727.154838
51) Have you ever been ordained an Elder in the Presbyterian Church? (ORDELDER)
TOTAL%
1) Yes110072.5
2) No41727.5
Missing16 
TOTAL1517100.0
52) [IF ORDELDER is 1] Are you serving now on session? (ELDERSER)
TOTAL%
1) Yes83970.8
2) No34629.2
Missing348 
TOTAL1185100.0
53) Have you ever been ordained a Deacon in the Presbyterian Church? (ORDDEACN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes54136.1
2) No95763.9
Missing35 
TOTAL1498100.0
54) [If ORDDEACN is 1] Are you currently serving on the board of deacons? (DECONSER)
TOTAL%
1) Yes425.8
2) No68594.2
Missing806 
TOTAL727100.0
55) Which other positions, if any, do you hold in church?: Chair of congregational committee or task force (POSCHAIR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked111472.8
1) Checked41627.2
Missing3 
TOTAL1530100.0
56) Which other positions, if any, do you hold in church?: Member of congregational committee or task force (POSCONGR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked98764.5
1) Checked54335.5
Missing3 
TOTAL1530100.0
57) Which other positions, if any, do you hold in church?: Member of presbytery, synod, or General Assembly committee or task force (POSPRESB)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked143193.5
1) Checked996.5
Missing3 
TOTAL1530100.0
58) Which other positions, if any, do you hold in church?: Officer of men's, women's, or youth group (OFFICER)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked137790.0
1) Checked15310.0
Missing3 
TOTAL1530100.0
59) Which other positions, if any, do you hold in church?: Member of men's, women's, or youth group (POSMEMBR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked114975.1
1) Checked38124.9
Missing3 
TOTAL1530100.0
60) Which other positions, if any, do you hold in church?: Organist or choir director (POSORGAN)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked149797.8
1) Checked332.2
Missing3 
TOTAL1530100.0
61) Which other positions, if any, do you hold in church?: Member of choir (POSCHOIR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked127883.5
1) Checked25216.5
Missing3 
TOTAL1530100.0
62) Which other positions, if any, do you hold in church?: Church School or Sunday School teacher/leader (POSTEACH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked119378.0
1) Checked33722.0
Missing3 
TOTAL1530100.0
63) Which other positions, if any, do you hold in church?: Other (specify): (POSOTHR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked113173.9
1) Checked39926.1
Missing3 
TOTAL1530100.0
64) How often do you generally attend Sunday worship at your congregation? (WORSHIP)
TOTAL%
1) Never100.7
2) Less than once a year90.6
3) Once/twice a year120.8
4) Several times year422.8
5) Once a month563.7
6) 2-3 times a month17111.3
7) Nearly every week72547.7
8) Every week49532.6
Missing13 
TOTAL1520100.0
65) How many hours, if any, during the last month have you: attended programs or events at your church (besides worship; if you attended Sunday or Church School include those hours here.)? (HREVENT)
TOTAL%
1) 0 Hours19713.0
2) 1-2 Hours25016.6
3) 3-5 Hours41727.6
4) 6-10 Hours37324.7
5) 11-20 Hours20813.8
6) More than 20 Hours654.3
Missing23 
TOTAL1510100.0
66) 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? (HRVOLUNT)
TOTAL%
1) 0 Hours26417.6
2) 1-2 Hours30120.0
3) 3-5 Hours41027.3
4) 6-10 Hours31120.7
5) 11-20 Hours1479.8
6) More than 20 Hours704.7
Missing30 
TOTAL1503100.0
67) 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? (HRRELG)
TOTAL%
1) 0 Hours74749.7
2) 1-2 Hours37925.2
3) 3-5 Hours21914.6
4) 6-10 Hours986.5
5) 11-20 Hours251.7
6) More than 20 Hours342.3
Missing31 
TOTAL1502100.0
68) 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)? (HRCOMVOL)
TOTAL%
1) 0 Hours51334.6
2) 1-2 Hours38726.1
3) 3-5 Hours28018.9
4) 6-10 Hours16210.9
5) 11-20 Hours745.0
6) More than 20 Hours654.4
Missing52 
TOTAL1481100.0
69) Approximately how frequently do you engage in the following activities?: Read the Bible privately (BIBLEPRI)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/almost daily29520.1
2) Several times a week22615.4
3) Weekly18312.4
4) Several times a month20814.1
5) Once a month1016.9
6) Several times a year25317.2
7) Once a year or less1228.3
8) Never835.6
Missing62 
TOTAL1471100.0
70) Approximately how frequently do you engage in the following activities?: Read Bible with family or friends (BIBLEOTH)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/almost daily292.1
2) Several times a week564.0
3) Weekly24017.3
4) Several times a month1369.8
5) Once a month987.1
6) Several times a year23116.6
7) Once a year or less19313.9
8) Never40729.3
Missing143 
TOTAL1390100.0
71) Approximately how frequently do you engage in the following activities?: Attend a Bible study group (BIBLESTY)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/almost daily120.9
2) Several times a week322.3
3) Weekly33123.7
4) Several times a month1178.4
5) Once a month1128.0
6) Several times a year1349.6
7) Once a year or less18513.2
8) Never47534.0
Missing135 
TOTAL1398100.0
72) Approximately how frequently do you engage in the following activities?: Pray privately (PRAYPRI)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/almost daily102169.0
2) Several times a week26217.7
3) Weekly543.7
4) Several times a month644.3
5) Once a month221.5
6) Several times a year382.6
7) Once a year or less110.7
8) Never70.5
Missing54 
TOTAL1479100.0
73) Approximately how frequently do you engage in the following activities?: Pray with family or friends (PRAYOTH)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/almost daily34624.2
2) Several times a week19013.3
3) Weekly24116.8
4) Several times a month16011.2
5) Once a month805.6
6) Several times a year18713.1
7) Once a year or less513.6
8) Never17612.3
Missing102 
TOTAL1431100.0
74) Approximately how frequently do you engage in the following activities?: Attend a prayer group (PRAYGRP)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/almost daily131.0
2) Several times a week131.0
3) Weekly1108.1
4) Several times a month493.6
5) Once a month735.3
6) Several times a year1339.7
7) Once a year or less19314.1
8) Never78257.2
Missing167 
TOTAL1366100.0
75) Did you belong to any other churches before the one you now belong to? (BEFORE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes119379.9
2) No29519.7
3) Not sure60.4
Missing39 
TOTAL1494100.0
76) [If BEFORE is "Yes"] What denomination was the church you belonged to immediately prior to the church you are now a member of? (DENBEFOR)
TOTAL%
1) Baptist12310.1
2) Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)242.0
3) Episcopal433.5
4) Lutheran715.8
5) Methodist19115.7
6) Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), PCUS, UPCUSA, or UPCNA52543.0
7) Other Presbyterian231.9
8) Reformed131.1
9) Roman Catholic544.4
10) UCC564.6
11) Nondenominational292.4
12) Other685.6
Missing313 
TOTAL1220100.0
77) In what religious denomination were you raised? (check only one box. If you were part of more than one denomination as a child, answer by putting a check by the one that influenced you the most.) (DENRAISE)
TOTAL%
1) Baptist16811.1
2) Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)281.9
3) Episcopal402.6
4) Lutheran845.6
5) Methodist21614.3
6) Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), PCUS, UPCUSA, or UPCNA64742.8
7) Other Presbyterian171.1
8) Reformed261.7
9) Roman Catholic916.0
10) UCC (United Church of Christ/Congregational)412.7
11) Independent or nondenominational271.8
12) None372.4
13) Other (specify):____895.9
Missing22 
TOTAL1511100.0
78) How old were you when you first began attending a Presbyterian church? (AGEPCUSA)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL150319.05417
79) Which of the following terms best describes your current stand on theological issues? (ISSUES)
TOTAL%
1) Very conservative956.3
2) Conservative50433.7
3) Moderate61841.3
4) Liberal22815.2
5) Very liberal523.5
Missing36 
TOTAL1497100.0
80) Have you ever tried to encourage someone to believe in Jesus Christ or to accept Him as a personal savior? (JESUS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes99766.2
2) No50933.8
Missing27 
TOTAL1506100.0
81) Would you say you have had a conversion experience—that is, a turning point in your life when you committed yourself to Christ? (EXPERIEN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes71848.0
2) No77752.0
Missing38 
TOTAL1495100.0
82) Which statement comes closest to your view of the Bible? (BIBLE)
TOTAL%
1) The Bible is the word of God taken literally word for word22114.7
2) The Bible is the word of God, to be interpreted in the light of its historical and cultural context63242.1
3) The Bible is the word of God, to be interpreted in the light of its historical context and the Church's teachings52134.7
4) The Bible is not the word of God, but contains God's word to us936.2
5) The Bible is not the word of God but is a valuable book181.2
6) The Bible is an ancient book with little value today10.1
7) Don't know151.0
Missing32 
TOTAL1501100.0
83) The account of Creation presented in Genesis: (GENESIS)
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 world1016.9
2) Is a true account of how God created the world83957.7
3) Reflects human feelings regarding how world might have been created51535.4
Missing78 
TOTAL1455100.0
84) Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with each of the following statements: An individual should arrive at his or her own religious beliefs independent of any church. (OWNBELIE)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree1308.8
2) Agree39626.7
3) Not sure18512.5
4) Disagree58439.3
5) Strongly disagree19012.8
Missing48 
TOTAL1485100.0
85) Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with each of the following statements: All the different religions are equally good ways of helping a person find ultimate truth. (EQUAL)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree704.7
2) Agree32121.5
3) Not sure25216.9
4) Disagree46531.2
5) Strongly disagree38325.7
Missing42 
TOTAL1491100.0
86) Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with each of the following statements: There is a life beyond death. (LIFE)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree98566.4
2) Agree32822.1
3) Not sure1479.9
4) Disagree181.2
5) Strongly disagree50.3
Missing50 
TOTAL1483100.0
87) Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with each of the following statements: The only absolute Truth for humankind is in Jesus Christ. (TRUTH)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree67345.3
2) Agree38025.6
3) Not sure21414.4
4) Disagree17411.7
5) Strongly disagree443.0
Missing48 
TOTAL1485100.0
88) Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with each of the following statements: Jesus will return to Earth someday (RETJESUS)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree71447.8
2) Agree36824.6
3) Not sure32621.8
4) Disagree634.2
5) Strongly disagree231.5
Missing39 
TOTAL1494100.0
89) Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with each of the following statements: Only followers of Jesus can be saved (FOLLOWER)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree40927.7
2) Agree26818.2
3) Not sure31721.5
4) Disagree33222.5
5) Strongly disagree14810.0
Missing59 
TOTAL1474100.0
90) Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with each of the following statements: Important to share faith with other people (SHARE)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree55737.3
2) Agree74549.9
3) Not sure1087.2
4) Disagree785.2
5) Strongly disagree60.4
Missing39 
TOTAL1494100.0
91) Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with each of the following statements: The Devil (Satan) really exists. (DEVIL)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree56337.7
2) Agree45030.1
3) Not sure28619.2
4) Disagree1369.1
5) Strongly disagree583.9
Missing40 
TOTAL1493100.0
92) Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with each of the following statements: Jesus was born of a virgin. (VIRGIN)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree70347.6
2) Agree48732.9
3) Not sure20313.7
4) Disagree563.8
5) Strongly disagree292.0
Missing55 
TOTAL1478100.0
93) Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with each of the following statements: We should respect other world religions and quit trying to impose Christianity on them. (RESPECT)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree17311.8
2) Agree45631.0
3) Not sure32722.2
4) Disagree37825.7
5) Strongly disagree1389.4
Missing61 
TOTAL1472100.0
94) Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with each of the following statements: There is a heaven (HEAVEN)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree91460.6
2) Agree44829.7
3) Not sure1228.1
4) Disagree151.0
5) Strongly disagree100.7
Missing24 
TOTAL1509100.0
95) Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with each of the following statements: There is a hell (HELL)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree71847.9
2) Agree38325.5
3) Not sure30520.3
4) Disagree543.6
5) Strongly disagree402.7
Missing33 
TOTAL1500100.0
96) What is your sex? (SEX)
TOTAL%
1) Female86456.9
2) Male65543.1
Missing14 
TOTAL1519100.0
97) What is your present age? (AGE2)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL151557.31915
98) Which of the categories below most closely describes the place in which you currently live? (LIVE)
TOTAL%
1) In open country, but not on a farm1469.7
2) On a farm724.8
3) In a small city or town (under 50,000)42528.1
4) In a medium-size city (50,000–250,000)24716.4
5) In a suburb near a medium-size city1399.2
6) In a large city (over 250,000)16611.0
7) In a suburb near a large city31520.9
Missing23 
TOTAL1510100.0
99) What is your present marital status? (MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Married120980.8
2) Not married28819.2
Missing36 
TOTAL1497100.0
100) If not currently married, have you ever been married? (MARRY)
TOTAL%
1) No, never married9731.2
2) Yes, am now widowed12439.9
3) Yes, am now divorced8326.7
4) Yes, am both widowed and divorced72.3
Missing1222 
TOTAL311100.0
101) If currently married: Have you had a previous marriage (or marriages)? (PREMARRY)
TOTAL%
1) No95580.1
2) Yes, was widowed282.3
3) Yes, was divorced20317.0
4) Yes, both widowed & divorced70.6
Missing340 
TOTAL1193100.0
102) 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. (SFAITH)
TOTAL%
1) Baptist16413.7
2) Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)403.3
3) Episcopalian403.3
4) Lutheran645.3
5) Methodist18415.3
6) Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), PCUS, UPCUSA, or UPCNA36030.0
7) Other Presbyterian10.1
8) Reformed151.3
9) Roman Catholic15713.1
10) UCC (United Church of Christ/Congregational)363.0
11) Nondenominational70.6
12) None342.8
13) Other988.2
Missing333 
TOTAL1200100.0
103) Please indicate the faith in which your husband or wife is currently in (if more than one, select the one in which she or he is most involved) (SFAITH2)
TOTAL%
1) Baptist40.4
2) Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)20.2
3) Episcopalian20.2
4) Lutheran40.4
5) Methodist90.8
6) Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), PCUS, UPCUSA, or UPCNA99788.7
7) Other Presbyterian10.1
8) Reformed30.3
9) Roman Catholic292.6
10) UCC (United Church of Christ/Congregational)20.2
11) Nondenominational30.3
12) None504.4
13) Other181.6
Missing409 
TOTAL1124100.0
104) How often does your husband or wife attend Sunday worship at your congregation? (SWORSHP)
TOTAL%
1) Never454.0
2) Less than once a year222.0
3) About once/twice a year544.8
4) Several times a year686.0
5) About once a month716.3
6) 2-3 times a month12411.0
7) Nearly every week44439.5
8) Every week29626.3
Missing409 
TOTAL1124100.0
105) How often does your husband or wife attend Sunday worship at another congregation? (SWORSHP2)
TOTAL%
1) Never12844.4
2) Less than once a year248.3
3) About once/twice a year5117.7
4) Several times a year3211.1
5) About once a month113.8
6) 2-3 times a month113.8
7) Nearly every week124.2
8) Every week196.6
Missing1245 
TOTAL288100.0
106) Please indicate your employment status: employed full-time (FULL)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked97763.9
1) Checked55336.1
Missing3 
TOTAL1530100.0
107) Please indicate your employment status: employed part-time (PART)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked135888.8
1) Checked17211.2
Missing3 
TOTAL1530100.0
108) Please indicate your employment status: self-employed (SELF)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked140391.7
1) Checked1278.3
Missing3 
TOTAL1530100.0
109) Please indicate your employment status: unemployed (UNEMPLOY)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked150498.3
1) Checked261.7
Missing3 
TOTAL1530100.0
110) Please indicate your employment status: retired (RETIRED)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked101366.2
1) Checked51733.8
Missing3 
TOTAL1530100.0
111) Please indicate your employment status: full-time homemaker (HOMEMAK)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked138290.3
1) Checked1489.7
Missing3 
TOTAL1530100.0
112) Please indicate your employment status: student (STUDENT)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked149797.8
1) Checked332.2
Missing3 
TOTAL1530100.0
113) Please indicate your employment status: other (OTHER)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked150398.2
1) Checked271.8
Missing3 
TOTAL1530100.0
114) If married, please indicate the employment status of your spouse: Full-time (SFULL)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked105669.0
1) Checked47431.0
Missing3 
TOTAL1530100.0
115) If married, please indicate the employment status of your spouse: Part-employed (SPART)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked142693.2
1) Checked1046.8
Missing3 
TOTAL1530100.0
116) If married, please indicate the employment status of your spouse: Self-employed (SSELF)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked141592.5
1) Checked1157.5
Missing3 
TOTAL1530100.0
117) If married, please indicate the employment status of your spouse: Unemployed (SUNEMPLY)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked151799.2
1) Checked130.8
Missing3 
TOTAL1530100.0
118) If married, please indicate the employment status of your spouse: Retired (SRETIRED)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked121579.4
1) Checked31520.6
Missing3 
TOTAL1530100.0
119) If married, please indicate the employment status of your spouse: Full-time homemaker (SHOMEMAK)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked139891.4
1) Checked1328.6
Missing3 
TOTAL1530100.0
120) If married, please indicate the employment status of your spouse: Student (SSTUDENT)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked152199.4
1) Checked90.6
Missing3 
TOTAL1530100.0
121) If married, please indicate the employment status of your spouse: Other (SOTHER)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked152299.5
1) Checked80.5
Missing3 
TOTAL1530100.0
122) If you are employed full-time, part-time, or self-employed, please indicate the average hours worked per week over the last year. (HRWK)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL95137.68118
123) 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 (SHRWK)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL78238.51518
124) What is the highest level of education completed by you? (EDU)
TOTAL%
1) Less than 8 years of formal education10.1
2) Completed 8th grade30.2
3) Some high school201.4
4) High school diploma1288.8
5) Some college29120.0
6) Graduated from college38626.6
7) Some graduate work19813.6
8) Graduate degree42529.3
Missing81 
TOTAL1452100.0
125) If married, what is the highest level of education completed by your spouse? (SEDU)
TOTAL%
1) Less than 8 years of formal education20.2
2) Completed 8th grade30.3
3) Some high school161.4
4) High school diploma14312.3
5) Some college21118.2
6) Graduated from college36231.2
7) Some graduate work978.4
8) Graduate degree32528.0
Missing374 
TOTAL1159100.0
126) How many children do you have? Include any legally adopted children; exclude stepchildren unless legally adopted (CHILDREN)
TOTAL%
0) None18312.1
1) 115510.3
2) 262941.6
3) 334422.8
4) 41399.2
5) 5382.5
6) 6140.9
7) 740.3
8) 830.2
9) 910.1
10) 1010.1
Missing22 
TOTAL1511100.0
127) How many persons, including yourself, live in your household? (Do not count students who live elsewhere while they attend college or university.) (PERSONS)
TOTAL%
1) I live alone.20213.3
2) Two of us79352.1
3) Three of us20613.5
4) Four of us22014.5
5) Five of us724.7
6) Six of us140.9
7) Seven or more of us50.3
8) Not applicable100.7
Missing11 
TOTAL1522100.0
128) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are: under 6 years of age? (AGE6)
TOTAL%
0) None36875.9
1) 17816.1
2) 2336.8
3) 351.0
4) 410.2
Missing1048 
TOTAL485100.0
129) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are: 6-12 years of age? (AGE12)
TOTAL%
0) None34861.7
1) 113824.5
2) 26311.2
3) 3132.3
4) 410.2
5) 510.2
Missing969 
TOTAL564100.0
130) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are: 13-17 years of age? (AGE17)
TOTAL%
0) None33658.1
1) 117530.3
2) 26210.7
3) 350.9
Missing955 
TOTAL578100.0
131) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are: 18-24 years of age? (AGE24)
TOTAL%
0) None35077.3
1) 18318.3
2) 2163.5
3) 330.7
4) 410.2
Missing1080 
TOTAL453100.0
132) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are: 25 years of age and over? (AGE25)
TOTAL%
0) None342.3
1) 119613.4
2) 2114978.8
3) 3654.5
4) 4120.8
5) 520.1
8) 810.1
Missing74 
TOTAL1459100.0
133) From the list below, select the choice which best describes all of the people in the household in which you live. (PEOPLE)
TOTAL%
1) A single adult, living alone18112.3
2) A single parent, living with one or more children493.3
3) A married couple, no children in household71248.3
4) A married couple, living with one or more children47132.0
5) Some other arrangement614.1
Missing59 
TOTAL1474100.0
134) Generally speaking, do you think of yourself as a Democrat, Independent, Republican or other? (POLITIC)
TOTAL%
1) Democrat42028.0
2) Independent24316.2
3) Republican80853.9
4) Other281.9
Missing34 
TOTAL1499100.0
135) How often do you access the internet? (INTERNET)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/more often78951.9
2) Few times a week29019.1
3) Once a week573.8
4) Less than weekly1278.4
5) Never25616.9
Missing14 
TOTAL1519100.0
136) How often do you send/receive e-mail? (EMAIL)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/more often79952.6
2) Few times a week30720.2
3) Once a week422.8
4) Less than weekly1248.2
5) Never24616.2
Missing15 
TOTAL1518100.0
137) What is your race or origin? (check all that apply): white or Caucasian (RACE)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked513.3
1) Checked147996.7
Missing3 
TOTAL1530100.0
138) What is your race or origin? (check all that apply): black or African American (RACE2)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked150998.6
1) Checked211.4
Missing3 
TOTAL1530100.0
139) Race: Indian or Alaska native (RACE3)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked152799.8
1) Checked30.2
Missing3 
TOTAL1530100.0
140) What is your race or origin? (check all that apply): Asian or Pacific Islander (RACE4)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked152199.4
1) Checked90.6
Missing3 
TOTAL1530100.0
141) What is your race or origin? (check all that apply): Hispanic, Latino/a, Spanish origin (RACE5)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked152099.3
1) Checked100.7
Missing3 
TOTAL1530100.0
142) What is your race or origin? (check all that apply): some other race (RACE6)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked152599.7
1) Checked50.3
Missing3 
TOTAL1530100.0
143) Which of these categories best describes your total family income from all sources, before taxes, during 2001? (If you live alone, or with non-relatives, answer in terms of your own personal income.) (INCOME)
TOTAL%
1) Less than $10,000141.0
2) $10,000-$14,999191.4
3) $15,000-$19,999241.7
4) $20,000-$29,999977.0
5) $30,000-$39,9991138.1
6) $40,000-$49,9991188.5
7) $50,000-$59,9991248.9
8) $60,000-$69,9991138.1
9) $70,000-$79,9991188.5
10) $80,000-$89,9991017.3
11) $90,000-$99,999916.5
12) $100,000-$124,99918913.6
13) $125,000-$149,999946.8
14) $150,000-more17712.7
Missing141 
TOTAL1392100.0
144) Did you or any other family member in your household fill out a pledge card regarding church giving for the current year? (PLEDGE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes126383.1
2) No24316.0
3) Don't know130.9
Missing14 
TOTAL1519100.0
145) During the last 12 months, did you or other family members in your household contribute any money to your congregation in regular giving (not including special offerings or contributions to a capital campaign) (GIVING)
TOTAL%
1) Yes146997.8
2) No332.2
Missing31 
TOTAL1502100.0
146) Write your best estimate of the amount given to regular giving (AMTGIVE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL130013404.27299337
147) During the last 12 months, did you or other family members in your household contribute any money to your congregation, in giving to a special capital campaign, for example for a new or remodeled building, or for a new program for the church? (CAPCAMP)
TOTAL%
1) Yes71450.2
2) No70949.8
Missing110 
TOTAL1423100.0
148) Write your best estimate of the amount given to special capital campaign (SPECIALG)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL63730086.622163103
149) During the last 12 months, did you or other family members in your household contribute any money to to your congregation, in response to a special appeal for a ministry supported by the congregation, presbytery, or Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), including the denomination-wide special offerings—One Great Hour of Sharing, Pentecost, Peacemaking, and Christmas Joy? (SPECIALA)
TOTAL%
1) Yes120082.2
2) No26017.8
Missing73 
TOTAL1460100.0
150) Write your best estimate of the amount given to special appeal (AMTSPEC)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL106729316.909167991
151) During the last 12 months, did you or other family members in your household contribute any money to to religious groups or religious causes outside the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)? (ALLCAUSE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes66146.9
2) No74953.1
Missing123 
TOTAL1410100.0
152) Write your best estimate of the amount given to all religious causes (ALLCAMT)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL62826674.212157612
153) During the last 12 months, did you or other family members in your household contribute any money to non–religious charities, community organizations, or social causes? (NONRELIG)
TOTAL%
1) Yes134591.3
2) No1288.7
Missing60 
TOTAL1473100.0
154) Write your best estimate of the amount given to non-religious causes (AMTNOREL)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL121318553.967128819
155) Survey Form (SURVEY2)
TOTAL%
1) Paper139691.2
2) Web1348.8
Missing3 
TOTAL1530100.0
156) I-AGE: What is your age? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-AGE)
TOTAL%
1) Less than 4015310.1
2) 40-4930119.9
3) 50-6453435.4
4) 65+52234.6
Missing23 
TOTAL1510100.0
157) I-SEX: What is your sex? (for use with online analysis) (I-SEX)
TOTAL%
1) Female86456.9
2) Male65543.1
Missing14 
TOTAL1519100.0
158) I-INCOME: Which of these categories best describes your total family income from all sources, before taxes, during 2001? (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 $20,000574.1
1) $20K-$49,99932823.6
2) $50K-$99,99954739.3
3) $100K+46033.0
Missing141 
TOTAL1392100.0
159) I-PARTYID: Generally speaking, do you think of yourself as a Democrat, Independent, Republican or other? (for use with online analysis) (I-PARTYID)
TOTAL%
1) Democrat42028.0
2) Independent24316.2
3) Republican80853.9
4) Other281.9
Missing34 
TOTAL1499100.0
160) I-EDUC: What is the highest level of education completed by you? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-EDUC)
TOTAL%
1) Less than high school241.7
4) High school diploma1288.8
5) Some college29120.0
6) Graduated from college38626.6
7) Some graduate work19813.6
8) Graduate degree42529.3
Missing81 
TOTAL1452100.0