Presbyterian Panel Survey, 2006-2008 - Background Survey, Members and Elders

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All frequencies are raw numbers (no weights used).
1) Identification Number (ID)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL22632394.5511463
2) How many years have you been a member of your current congregation? (YRMEM)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL223721.59717
3) How far do you live from your congregation? (MILES)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL223711.22771
4) Check here if you don't know number of members. (DKNUMMEM)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked196786.5
1) Checked30613.5
TOTAL2273100.0
5) What is the approximate number of members in your congregation? (NUMMEM)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL20351909.9563460
6) Have you ever been ordained an elder in the Presbyterian Church? (ORDELDER)
TOTAL%
1) Yes153768.7
2) No69931.3
Missing37 
TOTAL2236100.0
7) If you have ever been ordained an elder in the Presbyterian Church, are you serving now on session? (ELDERSER)
TOTAL%
1) Yes113899.7
2) No30.3
Missing1132 
TOTAL1141100.0
8) Have you ever been ordained a deacon in the Presbyterian Church? (ORDDEACN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes77835.3
2) No142464.7
Missing71 
TOTAL2202100.0
9) If you have ever been ordained a deacon in the Presbyterian Church, are you currently serving on the board of deacons? (DECONSER)
TOTAL%
1) Yes7698.7
2) No11.3
Missing2196 
TOTAL77100.0
10) Which other positions, if any, do you hold in church? Chair of congregational committee or task force (POSCHAIR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked168474.1
1) Checked58925.9
TOTAL2273100.0
11) Which other positions, if any, do you hold in church? Member of congregational committee or task force (POSCONGR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked157469.2
1) Checked69930.8
TOTAL2273100.0
12) 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 checked215194.6
1) Checked1225.4
TOTAL2273100.0
13) Which other positions, if any, do you hold in church? Officer of men's, women's, or youth group (OFFICER)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked209492.1
1) Checked1797.9
TOTAL2273100.0
14) Which other positions, if any, do you hold in church? Member of men's, women's, or youth group (POSMEMBR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked180379.3
1) Checked47020.7
TOTAL2273100.0
15) Which other positions, if any, do you hold in church? Organist or choir director (POSORGAN)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked223498.3
1) Checked391.7
TOTAL2273100.0
16) Which other positions, if any, do you hold in church? Member of choir (POSCHOIR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked182680.3
1) Checked44719.7
TOTAL2273100.0
17) Which other positions, if any, do you hold in church? Church School or Sunday School teacher/leader (POSTEACH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked179679.0
1) Checked47721.0
TOTAL2273100.0
18) Which other positions, if any, do you hold in church? Other (POSOTHR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked173076.1
1) Checked54323.9
TOTAL2273100.0
19) How often do you generally attend Sunday worship at your congregation? (WORSHIP)
TOTAL%
1) Never221.0
2) Less than once a year200.9
3) About once or twice a year431.9
4) Several times a year843.7
5) About once a month713.1
6) 2-3 times a month29813.2
7) Nearly every week102345.3
8) Every week69930.9
Missing13 
TOTAL2260100.0
20) Which of the following aspects of your congregation do you personally most value? (Check up to three options.) (ASPVALUE)
TOTAL%
1) Wider community care or social justice emphasis40518.2
2) Reaching those who do not attend church1526.8
3) Traditional style of worship or music84237.8
4) Contemporary style of worship or music1396.2
5) Sharing in the Lord's Supper23310.4
6) Social activities or meeting new people964.3
7) Sermons/preaching25611.5
8) Bible study or prayer groups, other discussion groups492.2
9) Ministry for children or youth281.3
10) Prayer ministry for one another40.2
11) Practical care for one another in times of need120.5
12) The congregation's school or pre-school10.0
13) Openness to social diversity40.2
14) Your church school or Sunday school class90.4
Missing43 
TOTAL2230100.0
21) Which of the following aspects of your congregation do you personally most value? (Check up to three options.) (VALUE1)
TOTAL%
2) Reaching those who do not attend church271.3
3) Traditional style of worship or music1567.3
4) Contemporary style of worship or music582.7
5) Sharing in the Lord's Supper39918.7
6) Social activities or meeting new people1838.6
7) Sermons/preaching61328.7
8) Bible study or prayer groups, other discussion groups23511.0
9) Ministry for children or youth1788.3
10) Prayer ministry for one another1105.2
11) Practical care for one another in times of need1245.8
12) The congregation's school or pre-school70.3
13) Openness to social diversity251.2
14) Your church school or Sunday school class180.8
Missing140 
TOTAL2133100.0
22) Which of the following aspects of your congregation do you personally most value? (Check up to three options.) (VALUE2)
TOTAL%
3) Traditional style of worship or music80.4
4) Contemporary style of worship or music130.7
5) Sharing in the Lord's Supper542.8
6) Social activities or meeting new people583.0
7) Sermons/preaching34818.2
8) Bible study or prayer groups, other discussion groups1799.3
9) Ministry for children or youth19210.0
10) Prayer ministry for one another1457.6
11) Practical care for one another in times of need42322.1
12) The congregation's school or pre-school311.6
13) Openness to social diversity1598.3
14) Your church school or Sunday school class30515.9
Missing358 
TOTAL1915100.0
23) 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 hours34615.6
2) 1-2 hours37216.7
3) 3-5 hours60127.1
4) 6-10 hours54124.4
5) 11-20 hours28913.0
6) More than 20 hours723.2
Missing52 
TOTAL2221100.0
24) 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 hours46220.9
2) 1-2 hours48221.8
3) 3-5 hours62228.1
4) 6-10 hours39717.9
5) 11-20 hours1496.7
6) More than 20 hours1024.6
Missing59 
TOTAL2214100.0
25) 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 hours118354.0
2) 1-2 hours48722.2
3) 3-5 hours32514.8
4) 6-10 hours1235.6
5) 11-20 hours452.1
6) More than 20 hours261.2
Missing84 
TOTAL2189100.0
26) 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 hours79836.7
2) 1-2 hours53824.7
3) 3-5 hours42819.7
4) 6-10 hours2139.8
5) 11-20 hours1074.9
6) More than 20 hours934.3
Missing96 
TOTAL2177100.0
27) How old were you when you first began attending a Presbyterian church? (AGEPCUSE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL223819.88318
28) Including your current congregation, how many congregations have you ever belonged to? (NUMCONG)
TOTAL%
0) 562.5
1) 38117.2
2) 66730.0
3) 45620.5
4) 27112.2
5) 1687.6
6) 843.8
7) 492.2
8) 301.4
9) 130.6
10) 190.9
11) 50.2
12) 100.5
14) 20.1
15) 50.2
16) 10.0
18) 10.0
20) 30.1
Missing52 
TOTAL2221100.0
29) Of these, how many are/have been Presbyterian? (NUMPRES)
TOTAL%
0) 954.7
1) 89244.0
2) 52826.0
3) 26012.8
4) 1256.2
5) 572.8
6) 251.2
7) 160.8
8) 110.5
9) 90.4
10) 50.2
11) 10.0
12) 20.1
15) 10.0
Missing246 
TOTAL2027100.0
30) 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 by the one that influenced you most.) (DENRAISE)
TOTAL%
1) Baptist23910.6
2) Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)381.7
3) Episcopal562.5
4) Lutheran1024.5
5) Methodist32414.4
6) Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), PCUS, UPCUSA, or UPCNA100244.5
7) Other Presbyterian (specify)200.9
8) Reformed391.7
9) Roman Catholic1436.3
10) UCC (United Church or Christ/Congregational)793.5
11) Independent or Non-denominational311.4
12) None502.2
13) Other (specify)1295.7
Missing21 
TOTAL2252100.0
31) Approximately how frequently do you engage in the following activities? Read the Bible privately (BIBLEPRI)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/almost daily38817.9
2) Several times a week34515.9
3) Weekly26712.3
4) Several times a month28713.2
5) Once a month1918.8
6) Less than once a month46521.4
7) Never22610.4
Missing104 
TOTAL2169100.0
32) Approximately how frequently do you engage in the following activities? Read the Bible with family or friends (BIBLEOTH)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/almost daily371.8
2) Several times a week804.0
3) Weekly35917.9
4) Several times a month1979.8
5) Once a month1527.6
6) Less than once a month45522.7
7) Never72536.2
Missing268 
TOTAL2005100.0
33) Approximately how frequently do you engage in the following activities? Attend a Bible study group (BIBLESTY)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/almost daily70.3
2) Several times a week291.4
3) Weekly46422.7
4) Several times a month1708.3
5) Once a month21110.3
6) Less than once a month38718.9
7) Never77838.0
Missing227 
TOTAL2046100.0
34) Approximately how frequently do you engage in the following activities? Read other devotional materials or religious books (DEVOTMAT)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/almost daily32214.7
2) Several times a week25111.5
3) Weekly2079.5
4) Several times a month36316.6
5) Once a month28913.2
6) Less than once a month49522.7
7) Never25811.8
Missing88 
TOTAL2185100.0
35) Approximately how frequently do you engage in the following activities? Pray privately (PRAYPRI)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/almost daily153568.8
2) Several times a week34115.3
3) Weekly1004.5
4) Several times a month1275.7
5) Once a month361.6
6) Less than once a month582.6
7) Never341.5
Missing42 
TOTAL2231100.0
36) Approximately how frequently do you engage in the following activities? Pray with family or friends (PRAYOTH)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/almost daily41019.8
2) Several times a week28713.8
3) Weekly46722.5
4) Several times a month23711.4
5) Once a month1175.6
6) Less than once a month25712.4
7) Never30014.5
Missing198 
TOTAL2075100.0
37) Approximately how frequently do you engage in the following activities? Attend a prayer group (PRAYGRP)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/almost daily60.3
2) Several times a week271.4
3) Weekly23412.2
4) Several times a month804.2
5) Once a month1135.9
6) Less than once a month32316.8
7) Never114259.3
Missing348 
TOTAL1925100.0
38) Approximately how frequently do you engage in the following activities? Use the Internet, in general (GINTERNT)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/almost daily118657.8
2) Several times a week27313.3
3) Weekly1014.9
4) Several times a month974.7
5) Once a month331.6
6) Less than once a month532.6
7) Never30915.1
Missing221 
TOTAL2052100.0
39) Approximately how frequently do you engage in the following activities? Send and receive email (EMAIL)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/almost daily122159.3
2) Several times a week26212.7
3) Weekly1004.9
4) Several times a month1004.9
5) Once a month271.3
6) Less than once a month532.6
7) Never29614.4
Missing214 
TOTAL2059100.0
40) Approximately how frequently do you engage in the following activities? Use the Internet for religious/spiritual purposes (RINTERNT)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/almost daily954.7
2) Several times a week1447.1
3) Weekly1226.0
4) Several times a month21810.8
5) Once a month1346.6
6) Less than once a month40219.8
7) Never91145.0
Missing247 
TOTAL2026100.0
41) Approximately how frequently do you engage in the following activities? Say grace before meals (SAYGRACE)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/almost daily102346.8
2) Several times a week27712.7
3) Weekly1074.9
4) Several times a month22210.2
5) Once a month1004.6
6) Less than once a month33415.3
7) Never1215.5
Missing89 
TOTAL2184100.0
42) Which of the following terms best describes your current stand on theological issues? (ISSUES)
TOTAL%
1) Very conservative1516.8
2) Conservative78435.3
3) Moderate87739.5
4) Liberal32014.4
5) Very liberal904.1
Missing51 
TOTAL2222100.0
43) Have you ever tried to encourage someone to believe in Jesus Christ or to accept Him as a personal savior? (JESUS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes147466.0
2) No76034.0
Missing39 
TOTAL2234100.0
44) 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) Yes105347.8
2) No115052.2
Missing70 
TOTAL2203100.0
45) If you say you have had a conversion experience -- that is, a turning point in your life when you committed yourself to Christ -- how old were you when this happened? (AGEEXPER)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL100622.63714
46) In the last year, have you invited someone to attend worship at your congregation? (INVITEW)
TOTAL%
1) Yes154569.3
2) No68430.7
Missing44 
TOTAL2229100.0
47) If you have invited someone to attend worship at your congregation, how many people would you estimate you have invited in the last year? (NUMINVIT)
TOTAL%
0) 010.1
1) 11319.4
2) 235425.5
3) 321515.5
4) 417412.5
5) 516311.8
6) 61128.1
7) 7261.9
8) 8231.7
9) 950.4
10) 101067.6
11) 1140.3
12) 12171.2
13) 1310.1
14) 1410.1
15) 1570.5
16) 1610.1
19) 1910.1
20) 20201.4
25) 25100.7
30) 3040.3
40) 4010.1
97) A few-several30.2
98) A lot-many10.1
99) Don't know60.4
Missing886 
TOTAL1387100.0
48) Which statement comes closest to your view of the Bible? (BIBLE)
TOTAL%
1) The Bible is the word of God, to be taken literally word for word.39017.5
2) The Bible is the word of God, to be interpreted in the light of its historical and cultural context.90140.4
3) The Bible is the word of God, to be interpreted in the light of its historical context and the Church's teachings.73432.9
4) The Bible is not the word of God but contains God's word to us.1577.0
5) The Bible is not the word of God but is a valuable book.231.0
6) The Bible is an ancient book with little value today.20.1
7) Don't know251.1
Missing41 
TOTAL2232100.0
49) 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 agree156369.8
2) Agree43019.2
3) Neutral or not sure22410.0
4) Disagree170.8
5) Strongly disagree60.3
Missing33 
TOTAL2240100.0
50) Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with each of the following statements. Jesus will return to Earth someday. (EARTH)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree121054.3
2) Agree41418.6
3) Neutral or not sure49122.0
4) Disagree803.6
5) Strongly disagree331.5
Missing45 
TOTAL2228100.0
51) 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 agree26712.2
2) Agree50923.3
3) Neutral or not sure47221.6
4) Disagree66530.4
5) Strongly disagree27112.4
Missing89 
TOTAL2184100.0
52) 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. (EQUALLY)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree1547.0
2) Agree46621.3
3) Neutral or not sure51923.7
4) Disagree57526.2
5) Strongly disagree47721.8
Missing82 
TOTAL2191100.0
53) 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 agree95743.3
2) Agree53224.1
3) Neutral or not sure41018.6
4) Disagree23110.5
5) Strongly disagree793.6
Missing64 
TOTAL2209100.0
54) Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with each of the following statements. Only followers of Jesus Christ can be saved. (FOLLOWER)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree59627.0
2) Agree35616.2
3) Neutral or not sure53124.1
4) Disagree45520.6
5) Strongly disagree26612.1
Missing69 
TOTAL2204100.0
55) Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with each of the following statements. It is important to share my faith with other people. (SHARE)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree83737.6
2) Agree101645.6
3) Neutral or not sure28712.9
4) Disagree703.1
5) Strongly disagree180.8
Missing45 
TOTAL2228100.0
56) Listed below are a number of statements concerning church membership. For each, indicate your level of agreement or disagreement by checking the box in the appropriate column. Being part of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) is an important part of my identity as a Christian. (IDPCUSA)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree61527.5
2) Agree99244.4
3) Neutral or not sure35716.0
4) Disagree2139.5
5) Strongly disagree592.6
Missing37 
TOTAL2236100.0
57) Listed below are a number of statements concerning church membership. For each, indicate your level of agreement or disagreement by checking the box in the appropriate column. While they may have disagreements from time to time, Christians should remain loyal to one denomination throughout their adult lives. (LOYALDEN)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree602.7
2) Agree24210.9
3) Neutral or not sure72132.5
4) Disagree98144.2
5) Strongly disagree2159.7
Missing54 
TOTAL2219100.0
58) Listed below are a number of statements concerning church membership. For each, indicate your level of agreement or disagreement by checking the box in the appropriate column. There are several other denominations where I could belong and be just as satisfied. (DENOMSAT)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree2149.7
2) Agree106448.1
3) Neutral or not sure56425.5
4) Disagree30413.7
5) Strongly disagree683.1
Missing59 
TOTAL2214100.0
59) Listed below are a number of statements concerning church membership. For each, indicate your level of agreement or disagreement by checking the box in the appropriate column. The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) has a clearer understanding of the church's mission in the world today than do most other denominations. (MISPCUSA)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree803.6
2) Agree40118.1
3) Neutral or not sure114051.5
4) Disagree49122.2
5) Strongly disagree1034.7
Missing58 
TOTAL2215100.0
60) Listed below are a number of statements concerning church membership. For each, indicate your level of agreement or disagreement by checking the box in the appropriate column. I have a sense of excitement about the future of my congregation. (EXCITFUT)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree46020.8
2) Agree100945.6
3) Neutral or not sure45920.7
4) Disagree2169.8
5) Strongly disagree703.2
Missing59 
TOTAL2214100.0
61) Listed below are a number of statements concerning church membership. For each, indicate your level of agreement or disagreement by checking the box in the appropriate column. I have a sense of excitement about the future of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). (FUTPCUSA)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree1526.9
2) Agree74633.7
3) Neutral or not sure98144.3
4) Disagree25811.6
5) Strongly disagree793.6
Missing57 
TOTAL2216100.0
62) Would you personally like to see the PC(USA) permit sexually active gay and lesbian persons to be ordained to the office of deacon? (GAYDEAC)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, definitely38117.0
2) Yes, probably41018.3
3) Not sure28112.6
4) No, probably not36916.5
5) No, definitely not79735.6
Missing35 
TOTAL2238100.0
63) Would you personally like to see the PC(USA) permit sexually active gay and lesbian persons to be ordained to the office of elder? (GAYELDER)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, definitely37416.7
2) Yes, probably39117.5
3) Not sure27812.4
4) No, probably not36016.1
5) No, definitely not83337.3
Missing37 
TOTAL2236100.0
64) Would you personally like to see the PC(USA) permit sexually active gay and lesbian persons to be ordained to the office of minister of the Word and Sacrament? (GAYMIN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, definitely31314.0
2) Yes, probably24410.9
3) Not sure29013.0
4) No, probably not34715.5
5) No, definitely not104346.6
Missing36 
TOTAL2237100.0
65) Please indicate whether you agree or disagree with each statement. Gay partners who make a legal commitment to each other should be entitled to the same rights and benefits as couples in traditional marriages. (GPARBEN)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree33314.9
2) Agree46921.0
3) Neutral or not sure34515.5
4) Disagree40518.2
5) Strongly disagree67930.4
Missing42 
TOTAL2231100.0
66) Please indicate whether you agree or disagree with each statement. Presbyterian ministers should be prohibited from performing ceremonies that bless the union between two people of the same sex. (SSUNION)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree77634.7
2) Agree35615.9
3) Neutral or not sure36216.2
4) Disagree33615.0
5) Strongly disagree40518.1
Missing38 
TOTAL2235100.0
67) Please indicate whether you agree or disagree with each statement. It should be OK for two people of the same sex to hold a union ceremony in a Presbyterian church. (UNIONCER)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree24511.0
2) Agree31514.1
3) Neutral or not sure35015.7
4) Disagree44720.1
5) Strongly disagree87239.1
Missing44 
TOTAL2229100.0
68) Please indicate whether you agree or disagree with each statement. In general, a person who has sex with someone of the same sex is committing a sin. (SAMESEX)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree69431.3
2) Agree43419.6
3) Neutral or not sure46721.1
4) Disagree32814.8
5) Strongly disagree29113.1
Missing59 
TOTAL2214100.0
69) Please indicate whether you agree or disagree with each statement. Same-sex couples should be allowed to marry. (SSMARRY)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree2029.4
2) Agree28013.0
3) Neutral or not sure35316.4
4) Disagree43420.1
5) Strongly disagree88641.1
Missing118 
TOTAL2155100.0
70) Please indicate whether you agree or disagree with each statement. Decisions on ordination to the ministry of the Word and Sacrament of sexually active gay and lesbian persons should be left for each presbytery to make on a case-by-case basis. (GAYORDIN)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree1064.8
2) Agree33415.1
3) Neutral or not sure39017.6
4) Disagree47621.5
5) Strongly disagree90540.9
Missing62 
TOTAL2211100.0
71) Please indicate whether you agree or disagree with each statement. Same-sex couples should be allowed to adopt children. (ADPTCHLD)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree28612.8
2) Agree48621.8
3) Neutral or not sure47121.1
4) Disagree35616.0
5) Strongly disagree62828.2
Missing46 
TOTAL2227100.0
72) Please indicate whether you agree or disagree with each statement. I would be comfortable with a pastor who is gay or lesbian. (GAYPASTR)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree25911.6
2) Agree33615.1
3) Neutral or not sure32214.5
4) Disagree35716.0
5) Strongly disagree95442.8
Missing45 
TOTAL2228100.0
73) What is your sex? (SEX)
TOTAL%
1) Female126956.2
2) Male98943.8
Missing15 
TOTAL2258100.0
74) What is your present age? (AGE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL224958.13815
75) 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 farm30113.4
2) On a farm1024.6
3) In a small city or town (under 50,000 population)78335.0
4) In a medium-size city (50,000-250,000 population)36116.1
5) In a suburb near a medium-size city1988.8
6) In a large city (over 250,000 population)1998.9
7) In a suburb near a large city29613.2
Missing33 
TOTAL2240100.0
76) Which of the categories below most closely describes the place where your congregation is located? (CONGLOC)
TOTAL%
1) In open country, but not on a farm1285.9
2) On a farm180.8
3) In a small city or town (under 50,000 population)95544.0
4) In a medium-size city (50,000-250,000 population)42219.5
5) In a suburb near a medium-size city1637.5
6) In a large city (over 250,000 population)22010.1
7) In a suburb near a large city26212.1
Missing105 
TOTAL2168100.0
77) What is your present marital status? (MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Married170778.3
2) Not married47221.7
Missing94 
TOTAL2179100.0
78) If not currently married; have you ever been married? (MARRY)
TOTAL%
1) No, never married18233.6
2) Yes, am now widowed22541.5
3) Yes, am now divorced12022.1
4) Yes, am both widowed and divorced152.8
Missing1731 
TOTAL542100.0
79) If currently married: have you had a previous marriage (or marriages)? (PREMARRY)
TOTAL%
1) No126576.7
2) Yes, was widowed503.0
3) Yes, was divorced32119.5
4) Yes, was both widowed and divorced140.8
Missing623 
TOTAL1650100.0
80) Please indicate the faith or denomination in which your husband or wife was raised (if more than one, select the one in which she or he was most involved). (SFAITH)
TOTAL%
1) Baptist20312.3
2) Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)402.4
3) Episcopal442.7
4) Lutheran1116.7
5) Methodist25815.6
6) Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), PCUS, UPCUSA, or UPCNA51931.3
7) Other Presbyterian20.1
8) Reformed221.3
9) Roman Catholic23714.3
10) UCC (United Church of Christ/Congregational)774.6
11) Independent or non-denominational70.4
12) None422.5
13) Other (specify)945.7
Missing617 
TOTAL1656100.0
81) Please indicate the faith or denomination in which your husband or wife is currently affiliated. (SFAITH2)
TOTAL%
1) Baptist40.3
2) Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)30.2
3) Episcopal60.4
4) Lutheran60.4
5) Methodist161.0
6) Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), PCUS, UPCUSA, or UPCNA137388.1
8) Reformed10.1
9) Roman Catholic463.0
10) UCC (United Church of Christ/Congregational)20.1
11) Independent or non-denominational20.1
12) Other (specify)704.5
13) None291.9
Missing715 
TOTAL1558100.0
82) How often does your husband or wife attend Sunday worship at your congregation? (SWORSHP)
TOTAL%
1) Never593.5
2) Less than once a year422.5
3) About once or twice a year975.8
4) Several times a year1287.7
5) About once a month804.8
6) 2-3 times a month20612.4
7) Nearly every week59635.8
8) Every week45927.5
Missing606 
TOTAL1667100.0
83) How often does your husband or wife attend Sunday worship at another congregation? (SWORSHP2)
TOTAL%
1) Never32145.9
2) Less than once a year9713.9
3) About once or twice a year11816.9
4) Several times a year7110.2
5) About once a month152.1
6) 2-3 times a month213.0
7) Nearly every week243.4
8) Every week324.6
Missing1574 
TOTAL699100.0
84) How many children do you have? (If none, write 0.) Include any legally adopted children; exclude stepchildren unless legally adopted. (CHILDREN)
TOTAL%
0) None31114.0
1) 124811.2
2) 288840.1
3) 348922.1
4) 41898.5
5) 5552.5
6) 6221.0
7) 780.4
8) 840.2
9) 920.1
Missing57 
TOTAL2216100.0
85) Please indicate your employment status. Employed full-time (FULL)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked138160.8
1) Checked89139.2
Missing1 
TOTAL2272100.0
86) Please indicate your employment status. Employed part-time (PART)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked205390.4
1) Checked2189.6
Missing2 
TOTAL2271100.0
87) Please indicate your employment status. Self-employed (SELF)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked206991.0
1) Checked2049.0
TOTAL2273100.0
88) Please indicate your employment status. Unemployed (UNEMPLOY)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked223998.5
1) Checked341.5
TOTAL2273100.0
89) Please indicate your employment status. Retired (RETIRED)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked143963.3
1) Checked83436.7
TOTAL2273100.0
90) Please indicate your employment status. Full-time homemaker (HOMEMAK)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked208691.8
1) Checked1878.2
TOTAL2273100.0
91) Please indicate your employment status. Student (STUDENT)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked219696.6
1) Checked773.4
TOTAL2273100.0
92) Please indicate your employment status. Other (specify) (EMPL_OTH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked224098.5
1) Checked331.5
TOTAL2273100.0
93) Please indicate your spouse's employment status. Employed full-time (SFULL)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked158569.7
1) Checked68830.3
TOTAL2273100.0
94) Please indicate your spouse's employment status. Employed part-time (SPART)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked210392.5
1) Checked1707.5
TOTAL2273100.0
95) Please indicate your spouse's employment status. Self-employed (SSELF)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked210592.6
1) Checked1687.4
TOTAL2273100.0
96) Please indicate your spouse's employment status. Unemployed (SUNEMPLY)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked225299.1
1) Checked210.9
TOTAL2273100.0
97) Please indicate your spouse's employment status. Retired (SRETIRED)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked169674.6
1) Checked57725.4
TOTAL2273100.0
98) Please indicate your spouse's employment status. Full-time homemaker (SHOMEMAK)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked211293.0
1) Checked1607.0
Missing1 
TOTAL2272100.0
99) Please indicate your spouse's employment status. Student (SSTUDENT)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked226699.7
1) Checked70.3
TOTAL2273100.0
100) Please indicate your spouse's employment status. Other (specify) (SOTHER)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked225099.0
1) Checked231.0
TOTAL2273100.0
101) 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
TOTAL139437.58617
102) 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
TOTAL111337.6119
103) What is the highest level of education completed by you? (EDUC)
TOTAL%
1) 8th grade or less120.5
2) Some high school431.9
3) High school diploma24710.9
4) Some college, but no degree38417.0
5) Associate's degree1396.1
6) Bachelor's degree54324.0
7) Some graduate work23510.4
8) Graduate degree65929.1
Missing11 
TOTAL2262100.0
104) What is the highest level of education completed by your spouse? (SEDUC)
TOTAL%
1) 8th grade or less90.5
2) Some high school321.8
3) High school diploma25214.4
4) Some college, but no degree26515.2
5) Associate's degree1387.9
6) Bachelor's degree46626.7
7) Some graduate work1438.2
8) Graduate degree44025.2
Missing528 
TOTAL1745100.0
105) 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 alone35515.7
2) Two of us117551.9
3) Three of us29813.2
4) Four of us29613.1
5) Five of us954.2
6) Six of us210.9
7) Seven or more of us40.2
8) Not applicable (I live in a dormitory, nursing home or other institutional housing180.8
Missing11 
TOTAL2262100.0
106) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are aged under 6 years? (AGE6)
TOTAL%
0) None/blank56276.9
1) One10514.4
2) Two577.8
3) Three60.8
5) Five10.1
Missing1542 
TOTAL731100.0
107) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are aged 612 years? (AGE12)
TOTAL%
0) None/blank53366.5
1) One18222.7
2) Two789.7
3) Three91.1
Missing1471 
TOTAL802100.0
108) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are aged 1317 years? (AGE17)
TOTAL%
0) None/blank52863.9
1) One21125.5
2) Two769.2
3) Three111.3
Missing1447 
TOTAL826100.0
109) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are aged 1824 years? (AGE24)
TOTAL%
0) None/blank53874.7
1) One14720.4
2) Two354.9
Missing1553 
TOTAL720100.0
110) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are aged 25 years and over? (AGE25)
TOTAL%
0) None/blank50.2
1) One37517.0
2) Two170077.2
3) Three964.4
4) Four241.1
5) Five30.1
Missing70 
TOTAL2203100.0
111) 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 alone33215.1
2) A single parent, living with one or more children542.5
3) A married couple, no children in household105547.9
4) A married couple, living with one or more children64929.5
5) Some other arrangement (please describe your household here)1115.0
Missing72 
TOTAL2201100.0
112) Generally speaking, do you think of yourself as a Democrat, Independent, Republican, or other? (PARTYID)
TOTAL%
1) Democrat63228.6
2) Independent37617.0
3) Republican114952.0
4) Other (specify)522.4
Missing64 
TOTAL2209100.0
113) What is your race or origin? White or Caucasian (RACE)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked1124.9
1) Checked216195.1
TOTAL2273100.0
114) What is your race or origin? Black or African American (RACE2)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked222998.1
1) Checked441.9
TOTAL2273100.0
115) What is your race or origin? Indian (American) or Alaska native (RACE3)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked225199.0
1) Checked221.0
TOTAL2273100.0
116) What is your race or origin? Asian or Pacific Islander (RACE4)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked224798.9
1) Checked261.1
TOTAL2273100.0
117) What is your race or origin? Hispanic, Latino/a, or Spanish origin (RACE5)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked225599.2
1) Checked180.8
TOTAL2273100.0
118) What is your race or origin? Some other race (specify) (RACE6)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked226599.6
1) Checked80.4
TOTAL2273100.0
119) 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) Yes177478.8
2) No42418.8
3) Don't know472.1
4) Congregation does not use pledge cards [vol.]60.3
Missing22 
TOTAL2251100.0
120) Which of these categories best describes your total family income from all sources, before taxes, during 2004? (If you live alone, or with non-relatives, answer in terms of your own personal income.) (INCOME)
TOTAL%
1) Less than $10,000341.7
2) $10,000-$14,999321.6
3) $15,000-$19,999462.3
4) $20,000-$29,9991417.0
5) $30,000-$39,9991668.3
6) $40,000-$49,9991638.1
7) $50,000-$59,9991989.9
8) $60,000-$69,9991839.1
9) $70,000-$79,9991527.6
10) $80,000-$89,9991396.9
11) $90,000-$99,9991226.1
12) $100,000-$124,99924112.0
13) $125,000-$149,9991175.8
14) $150,000-$199,9991286.4
15) $200,000-$249,999512.5
16) $250,000 or more934.6
Missing267 
TOTAL2006100.0
121) During the calendar year 2004, did you or other family members in your household contribute any money to each of the following? To your congregation, in regular giving (not including special offerings or contributions to a capital campaign). (GIVING)
TOTAL%
1) Yes212997.4
2) No572.6
Missing87 
TOTAL2186100.0
122) Write your best estimate of the amount given. (AMTGIVE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL183312048.0992824
123) During the calendar year 2004, did you or other family members in your household contribute any money to each of the following? 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) Yes107852.2
2) No98747.8
Missing208 
TOTAL2065100.0
124) Write your best estimate of the amount given. (AMTCAP)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL86523709.609143301
125) During the calendar year 2004, did you or other family members in your household contribute any money to each of the following? 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. (SPECAPP)
TOTAL%
1) Yes169681.2
2) No39318.8
Missing184 
TOTAL2089100.0
126) Write your best estimate of the amount given. (AMTSPEC)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL141717193.611129049
127) During the calendar year 2004, did you or other family members in your household contribute any money to each of the following? To the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) directly, for any of its programs, such as Disaster Assistance, the Hunger Program, missions or missionaries, etc. (PCUSADIR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes109654.3
2) No92445.7
Missing253 
TOTAL2020100.0
128) Write your best estimate of the amount given. (AMTPCUSA)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL88020638.318141604
129) During the calendar year 2004, did you or other family members in your household contribute any money to each of the following? To all religious groups or religious causes outside the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). (OUTPCUSA)
TOTAL%
1) Yes97548.2
2) No104951.8
Missing249 
TOTAL2024100.0
130) Write your best estimate of the amount given. (ALLCAUSE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL82815446.679119611
131) During the calendar year 2004, did you or other family members in your household contribute any money to each of the following? To non-religious charities, community organizations, or social causes. (NONRELIG)
TOTAL%
1) Yes190089.9
2) No21410.1
Missing159 
TOTAL2114100.0
132) Write your best estimate of the amount given. (AMTNOREL)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL162512705.734104703
133) Response form: (RESPFORM)
TOTAL%
1) Paper209091.9
2) Web1838.1
TOTAL2273100.0
134) State (STATE)
135) Region of residents (REGION)
TOTAL%
1) Northeast43319.1
2) Midwest58125.7
3) South91540.4
4) West33414.8
Missing10 
TOTAL2263100.0
136) Sample (SAMPLE)
TOTAL%
1) Members109948.6
2) Elders116451.4
Missing10 
TOTAL2263100.0
137) Total members 2004 (TOTMEM04)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL2263529.708705
138) I-AGE: What is your present age? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-AGE)
TOTAL%
1) Less than 4026011.6
2) 40-4936516.2
3) 50-6479535.3
4) 65+82936.9
Missing24 
TOTAL2249100.0
139) I-GENDER: What is your sex? (for use with online analysis) (I-GENDER)
TOTAL%
1) Female126956.2
2) Male98943.8
Missing15 
TOTAL2258100.0
140) 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) Democrat63228.6
2) Independent37617.0
3) Republican114952.0
4) Other (specify)522.4
Missing64 
TOTAL2209100.0
141) I-INCOME: Which of these categories best describes your total family income from all sources, before taxes, during 2004? (If you live alone, or with non-relatives, answer in terms of your own personal income.) (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-INCOME)
TOTAL%
1) Less than $20,0001125.6
2) $20K-$49,99947023.4
3) $50K-$99,99979439.6
4) $100K+63031.4
Missing267 
TOTAL2006100.0
142) I-MARITAL: What is your present marital status? (for use with online analysis) (I-MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Married170778.3
2) Not married47221.7
Missing94 
TOTAL2179100.0