Presbyterian Panel Survey, August 2006 - The Bible, Elders

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All frequencies are raw numbers (no weights used).
1) Please take a few moments to think back over the last week. In that period of seven days—and that period only—how often did you read the Bible or hear the Bible read (excluding during worship services) on your own? (Q1OWN)
TOTAL%
1) Never17430.2
2) Once or twice14825.6
3) A few times5810.1
4) Often, but not daily9716.8
5) At least daily10017.3
Missing8 
TOTAL577100.0
2) Please take a few moments to think back over the last week. In that period of seven days—and that period only—how often did you read the Bible or hear the Bible read (excluding during worship services) with family? (Q1FAMILY)
TOTAL%
1) Never39272.5
2) Once or twice9317.2
3) A few times305.5
4) Often, but not daily193.5
5) At least daily71.3
Missing44 
TOTAL541100.0
3) Please take a few moments to think back over the last week. In that period of seven days—and that period only—how often did you read the Bible or hear the Bible read (excluding during worship services) in connection with a group devoted specifically to Bible study? (Q1BSTUDY)
TOTAL%
1) Never38468.8
2) Once or twice11821.1
3) A few times234.1
4) Often, but not daily285.0
5) At least daily50.9
Missing27 
TOTAL558100.0
4) Please take a few moments to think back over the last week. In that period of seven days—and that period only—how often did you read the Bible or hear the Bible read (excluding during worship services) in connection with another church-based class or group (e.g., prayer group, church school class, women's circle, session meeting, etc.)? (Q1GROUP)
TOTAL%
1) Never30553.8
2) Once or twice18733.0
3) A few times427.4
4) Often, but not daily325.6
5) At least daily10.2
Missing18 
TOTAL567100.0
5) Please think back over the past twelve months. In general, about how often over this year did you read the Bible or hear the Bible read (excluding during worship services) on your own? (Q2OWN)
TOTAL%
1) Never234.0
2) Rarely, but no regular pattern7312.6
3) At times, but no regular pattern13523.3
4) Once a month or less315.3
5) Once every 2-3 weeks386.6
6) Weekly/almost weekly12020.7
7) Daily/almost daily16027.6
Missing5 
TOTAL580100.0
6) Please think back over the past twelve months. In general, about how often over this year did you read the Bible or hear the Bible read (excluding during worship services) with family or friends? (Q2FAIMLY)
TOTAL%
1) Never19634.5
2) Rarely, but no regular pattern10618.7
3) At times, but no regular pattern9316.4
4) Once a month or less498.6
5) Once every 2-3 weeks356.2
6) Weekly/almost weekly7413.0
7) Daily/almost daily152.6
Missing17 
TOTAL568100.0
7) Please think back over the past twelve months. In general, about how often over this year did you read the Bible or hear the Bible read (excluding during worship services) in connection with a group devoted specifically to Bible study? (Q2BSTUDY)
TOTAL%
1) Never19935.0
2) Rarely, but no regular pattern549.5
3) At times, but no regular pattern7112.5
4) Once a month or less508.8
5) Once every 2-3 weeks356.2
6) Weekly/almost weekly15827.8
7) Daily/almost daily20.4
Missing16 
TOTAL569100.0
8) Please think back over the past twelve months. In general, about how often over this year did you read the Bible or hear the Bible read (excluding during worship services) in connection with another church-based class or group (e.g., prayer group, church school class, women's circle, session meeting, etc.)? (Q2GROUP)
TOTAL%
1) Never12121.1
2) Rarely, but no regular pattern488.4
3) At times, but no regular pattern6511.3
4) Once a month or less11720.4
5) Once every 2-3 weeks6611.5
6) Weekly/almost weekly15426.8
7) Daily/almost daily30.5
Missing11 
TOTAL574100.0
9) Which English translation of the Bible do you personally most prefer? (Q3TRANSP)
TOTAL%
1) Revised Standard Version (RSV)6210.9
2) New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)11119.6
3) King James Version/New King James Version (KJV/NKJV)7312.9
4) New International Version (NIV)17530.9
5) Today's English Version (Good News Bible)407.1
6) Living Bible366.3
7) American Standard Bible/New American Standard Bible173.0
8) Other (please specify)223.9
9) No preference/don't know315.5
Missing18 
TOTAL567100.0
10) Which English translation of the Bible is used most often in worship in your congregation? (Q3TRANSC)
TOTAL%
1) Revised Standard Version (RSV)13925.1
2) New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)18032.5
3) King James Version/New King James Version (KJV/NKJV)417.4
4) New International Version (NIV)11019.9
5) Today's English Version (Good News Bible)203.6
6) Living Bible30.5
7) American Standard Bible/New American Standard Bible40.7
8) Other (please specify)30.5
9) No preference/don't know539.6
Missing32 
TOTAL553100.0
11) Other translations of the Bible specified (OTHRTRNS)
TOTAL%
10) Other English translations (specified): Amplified Bible14.8
14) Other English translations (specified): The Message, Eugene Peterson's translation1257.1
15) Other English translations (specified): New Century Version14.8
16) Other English translations (specified): New English Bible NEB)/New English Version (NEV)/Revised English Bible (REB)/Revised English Version (REV)523.8
17) Other English translations (specified): New Jerusalem Bible29.5
Missing564 
TOTAL21100.0
12) At any time over the past year have you engaged in individual reading or study of the Bible, that is, have you undertaken Bible study or reading on your own? (Q4INDIV)
TOTAL%
1) Yes38466.9
2) No [Skip to Q10GRAND]19033.1
Missing11 
TOTAL574100.0
13) When you engaged in individual Bible reading or study over the past year, did you use any of the following methods or formats to guide your reading? Reading a particular book of the Bible from beginning to end. (Q5BOOK)
TOTAL%
1) Yes19556.5
2) No15043.5
Missing240 
TOTAL345100.0
14) When you engaged in individual Bible reading or study over the past year, did you use any of the following methods or formats to guide your reading? Reading selections from the lectionary. (Q5LECT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes14243.6
2) No18456.4
Missing259 
TOTAL326100.0
15) When you engaged in individual Bible reading or study over the past year, did you use any of the following methods or formats to guide your reading? Reading selections from Daily Prayer or The Mission Yearbook of Prayer and Study. (Q5PRAYER)
TOTAL%
1) Yes8325.6
2) No24174.4
Missing261 
TOTAL324100.0
16) When you engaged in individual Bible reading or study over the past year, did you use any of the following methods or formats to guide your reading? Reading selections from a devotional magazine like Upper Room or These Days. (Q5DEVOT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes19957.7
2) No14642.3
Missing240 
TOTAL345100.0
17) When you engaged in individual Bible reading or study over the past year, did you use any of the following methods or formats to guide your reading? Reading passages at random. (Q5RANDOM)
TOTAL%
1) Yes26076.0
2) No8224.0
Missing243 
TOTAL342100.0
18) When you engaged in individual Bible reading or study over the past year, did you use any of the following methods or formats to guide your reading? Listening to radio programs or audio recordings, or watching television programs or video tapes/DVDs, on which the Bible is read. (Q5LISTEN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes13741.9
2) No19058.1
Missing258 
TOTAL327100.0
19) During the past year, how often did your individual Bible reading or study take place in each of the following settings? At home. (Q6HOME)
TOTAL%
1) Very often23961.9
2) Often6516.8
3) Sometimes6416.6
4) Rarely153.9
5) Never30.8
Missing199 
TOTAL386100.0
20) During the past year, how often did your individual Bible reading or study take place in each of the following settings? At my office/place of work. (Q6WORK)
TOTAL%
1) Very often123.6
2) Often216.2
3) Sometimes4413.1
4) Rarely4312.8
5) Never21764.4
Missing248 
TOTAL337100.0
21) During the past year, how often did your individual Bible reading or study take place in each of the following settings? In a car or public transportation. (Q6CAR)
TOTAL%
1) Very often113.1
2) Often185.1
3) Sometimes4713.3
4) Rarely5114.4
5) Never22664.0
Missing232 
TOTAL353100.0
22) During the past year, how often did your individual Bible reading or study take place in each of the following settings? Other (specify): (Q6OTHER1)
TOTAL%
1) Very often84.9
2) Often127.3
3) Sometimes2817.1
4) Rarely137.9
5) Never10362.8
Missing421 
TOTAL164100.0
23) During the past year, how often did your individual Bible reading or study take place in each of the following settings? Other (specify). (Q6OTHER)
TOTAL%
1) Church1530.6
2) Bible study; preparation for Bible study; group study; church school; in classes; continuing education [if minister]612.2
3) Retreat; camp; trips with church youth; prayer walks24.1
4) Vacation/hotel1122.4
5) Other homes36.1
7) Restaurant; coffee shop12.0
8) Other public sites, (e.g., Wal-Mart; library; rest home; visiting places)36.1
9) While waiting for something or someone; (e.g., at doctor's office)510.2
10) Outdoors12.0
20) All others24.1
Missing536 
TOTAL49100.0
24) Continue to recall your individual Bible reading or study over the past year. To what extent was that reading and study part of your preparation for a sermon? (Q7SERMON)
TOTAL%
1) Very often61.8
2) Often61.8
3) Sometimes144.2
4) Rarely339.9
5) Never27682.4
Missing250 
TOTAL335100.0
25) Continue to recall your individual Bible reading or study over the past year. To what extent was that reading and study part of your preparation for teaching or leading a Bible study group? (Q7TEACH)
TOTAL%
1) Very often349.4
2) Often5916.3
3) Sometimes7420.4
4) Rarely4813.3
5) Never14740.6
Missing223 
TOTAL362100.0
26) Continue to recall your individual Bible reading or study over the past year. To what extent was that reading and study part of your preparation for attending a Bible study group? (Q7BSTUDY)
TOTAL%
1) Very often4211.5
2) Often8723.8
3) Sometimes10428.5
4) Rarely4011.0
5) Never9225.2
Missing220 
TOTAL365100.0
27) Continue to recall your individual Bible reading or study over the past year. To what extent was that reading and study part of your own individual needs or wants? (Q7NEEDS)
TOTAL%
1) Very often17345.1
2) Often11229.2
3) Sometimes7820.3
4) Rarely143.6
5) Never71.8
Missing201 
TOTAL384100.0
28) Continue to recall your individual Bible reading or study over the past year. To what extent was that reading and study part of job- or academic-related assignments or work? (Q7WORK)
TOTAL%
1) Very often41.2
2) Often102.9
3) Sometimes123.5
4) Rarely257.4
5) Never28985.0
Missing245 
TOTAL340100.0
29) When you have engaged in individual Bible reading or study over the past year, how long did you typically spend at each reading or study session? (Q8TIME)
TOTAL%
0) 10.3
1) 10.3
3) 20.5
5) 61.6
7) 20.5
8) 20.5
10) 287.3
12) 30.8
13) 10.3
15) 6917.9
17) 10.3
18) 71.8
20) 5915.3
22) 41.0
23) 51.3
24) 10.3
25) 133.4
28) 10.3
30) 10426.9
33) 10.3
35) 20.5
37) 71.8
38) 10.3
45) 215.4
52) 10.3
53) 10.3
55) 10.3
60) 318.0
67) 10.3
68) 10.3
75) 20.5
90) 51.3
3120) 10.3
Missing199 
TOTAL386100.0
30) Which response below do you think comes closest to describing the content of your individual Bible reading and study over the past year? (Q9CONT)
TOTAL%
1) I have read entirely from the Old Testament20.5
2) I have read mostly from the Old Testament143.6
3) I have read about equally from both the Old and New Testaments24663.6
4) I have read mostly from the New Testament11930.7
5) I have read entirely from the New Testament61.6
Missing198 
TOTAL387100.0
31) Do you have any children or grandchildren ages 18 or younger? (Q10GRAND)
TOTAL%
1) Yes35061.5
2) No21938.5
Missing16 
TOTAL569100.0
32) If you have any children or grandchildren ages 18 or younger, in the last year, have you read Bible passages or stories at home to a child or grandchild? (Q10READ)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, often205.4
2) Yes, occasionally9425.5
3) Yes, rarely8523.1
4) No, never12534.0
5) Not applicable4412.0
Missing217 
TOTAL368100.0
33) In the last year, have you engaged in any form of regular Bible reading or study as part of a Bible study group, that is, a small group devoted specifically to study of the Bible? (Q11GROUP)
TOTAL%
1) Yes28649.3
2) No [Skip to Q13BIBLE]29450.7
Missing5 
TOTAL580100.0
34) If, in the last year, you have engaged in any form of regular Bible reading or study as part of a Bible study group, that is, a small group devoted specifically to study of the Bible, did your Bible study group use any of the following methods or formats as a guide to its reading? Reading a particular book of the Bible from beginning to end. (Q12BOOK)
TOTAL%
1) Yes16062.3
2) No9737.7
Missing328 
TOTAL257100.0
35) If, in the last year, you have engaged in any form of regular Bible reading or study as part of a Bible study group, that is, a small group devoted specifically to study of the Bible, did your Bible study group use any of the following methods or formats as a guide to its reading? Reading selections from the lectionary. (Q12LECT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes6025.5
2) No17574.5
Missing350 
TOTAL235100.0
36) If, in the last year, you have engaged in any form of regular Bible reading or study as part of a Bible study group, that is, a small group devoted specifically to study of the Bible, did your Bible study group use any of the following methods or formats as a guide to its reading? Reading selections from Daily Prayer or The Mission Yearbook of Prayer and Study. (Q12PRAY)
TOTAL%
1) Yes3716.0
2) No19484.0
Missing354 
TOTAL231100.0
37) If, in the last year, you have engaged in any form of regular Bible reading or study as part of a Bible study group, that is, a small group devoted specifically to study of the Bible, did your Bible study group use any of the following methods or formats as a guide to its reading? Reading selections from a devotional magazine like Upper Room or These Days. (Q12DEVOT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes5523.1
2) No18376.9
Missing347 
TOTAL238100.0
38) If, in the last year, you have engaged in any form of regular Bible reading or study as part of a Bible study group, that is, a small group devoted specifically to study of the Bible, did your Bible study group use any of the following methods or formats as a guide to its reading? Reading passages at random. (Q12RAND)
TOTAL%
1) Yes10945.0
2) No13355.0
Missing343 
TOTAL242100.0
39) If, in the last year, you have engaged in any form of regular Bible reading or study as part of a Bible study group, that is, a small group devoted specifically to study of the Bible, did your Bible study group use any of the following methods or formats as a guide to its reading? Listening to radio programs or audio recordings, or watching television programs or video tapes/DVDs, on which the Bible is read. (Q12LISTN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes6527.4
2) No17272.6
Missing348 
TOTAL237100.0
40) When you have read your Bible over the past year—whether on your own or as part of a study group—which of these resources did you use regularly as part of your Bible reading and study? (If you have not read the Bible in the last year, skip to Q15HIST.) A study Bible (Q13BIBLE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes28866.8
2) No14333.2
Missing154 
TOTAL431100.0
41) When you have read your Bible over the past year—whether on your own or as part of a study group—which of these resources did you use regularly as part of your Bible reading and study? A Bible commentary (Q13COMM)
TOTAL%
1) Yes17644.1
2) No22355.9
Missing186 
TOTAL399100.0
42) When you have read your Bible over the past year—whether on your own or as part of a study group—which of these resources did you use regularly as part of your Bible reading and study? A Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) study curriculum (Q13PCUSA)
TOTAL%
1) Yes11127.8
2) No28972.3
Missing185 
TOTAL400100.0
43) When you have read your Bible over the past year—whether on your own or as part of a study group—which of these resources did you use regularly as part of your Bible reading and study? Kerygma (Q13KERYG)
TOTAL%
1) Yes133.5
2) No35696.5
Missing216 
TOTAL369100.0
44) When you have read your Bible over the past year—whether on your own or as part of a study group—which of these resources did you use regularly as part of your Bible reading and study? Bethel Bible study (Q13BETH)
TOTAL%
1) Yes92.5
2) No35697.5
Missing220 
TOTAL365100.0
45) When you have read your Bible over the past year—whether on your own or as part of a study group—which of these resources did you use regularly as part of your Bible reading and study? Disciple Bible study (Q13DISC)
TOTAL%
1) Yes154.1
2) No34995.9
Missing221 
TOTAL364100.0
46) When you have read your Bible over the past year—whether on your own or as part of a study group—which of these resources did you use regularly as part of your Bible reading and study? A Bible study from the Internet (Q13INTER)
TOTAL%
1) Yes4712.6
2) No32787.4
Missing211 
TOTAL374100.0
47) When you have read your Bible over the past year—whether on your own or as part of a study group—which of these resources did you use regularly as part of your Bible reading and study? Company of Pastors or Order of Elders resources (Q13COMP)
TOTAL%
1) Yes5514.7
2) No31885.3
Missing212 
TOTAL373100.0
48) When you have read your Bible over the past year—whether on your own or as part of a study group—which of these resources did you use regularly as part of your Bible reading and study? Other (please specify) (Q13OTHER)
TOTAL%
1) Yes9534.3
2) No18265.7
Missing308 
TOTAL277100.0
49) When you read the Bible—whether on your own or as part of a group—to what extent do you read it for comfort? (Q14COMF)
TOTAL%
1) Always8015.8
2) Often15530.6
3) Sometimes17735.0
4) Rarely6512.8
5) Never295.7
Missing79 
TOTAL506100.0
50) When you read the Bible—whether on your own or as part of a group—to what extent do you read it for entertainment? (Q14ENTER)
TOTAL%
1) Always61.3
2) Often143.0
3) Sometimes7015.1
4) Rarely14531.3
5) Never22949.4
Missing121 
TOTAL464100.0
51) When you read the Bible—whether on your own or as part of a group—to what extent do you read it for guidance? (Q14GUID)
TOTAL%
1) Always15529.8
2) Often18936.3
3) Sometimes14127.1
4) Rarely183.5
5) Never183.5
Missing64 
TOTAL521100.0
52) When you read the Bible—whether on your own or as part of a group—to what extent do you read it for information? (Q14INFO)
TOTAL%
1) Always12624.1
2) Often20940.0
3) Sometimes14928.5
4) Rarely285.4
5) Never112.1
Missing62 
TOTAL523100.0
53) When you read the Bible—whether on your own or as part of a group—to what extent do you read it for inspiration? (Q14INSP)
TOTAL%
1) Always18835.9
2) Often20238.6
3) Sometimes11021.0
4) Rarely132.5
5) Never101.9
Missing62 
TOTAL523100.0
54) When the Bible was read during the most recent worship service you attended in your congregation, did the reader provide a brief historical or contextual introduction? (Q15HIST)
TOTAL%
1) Yes32958.9
2) No20035.8
3) Don't remember305.4
Missing26 
TOTAL559100.0
55) When the Bible was read during the most recent worship service you attended in your congregation, did the reader provide a brief introduction to the meaning of the text? (Q15MEAN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes32858.6
2) No19434.6
3) Don't remember386.8
Missing25 
TOTAL560100.0
56) When the Bible was read during the most recent worship service you attended in your congregation, did the reader announce the book and chapter of the passage(s)? (Q15ANNOU)
TOTAL%
1) Yes56798.8
2) No50.9
3) Don't remember20.3
Missing11 
TOTAL574100.0
57) When the Bible was read during the most recent worship service you attended in your congregation, did the reader invite worshippers to follow along using their own or a pew Bible? (Q15INVIT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes48985.8
2) No6811.9
3) Don't remember132.3
Missing15 
TOTAL570100.0
58) During the most recent worship service you attended in your congregation, was a Psalm read? (Q16READ)
TOTAL%
1) Yes27948.4
2) No23841.3
3) Don't recall5910.2
Missing9 
TOTAL576100.0
59) During the most recent worship service you attended in your congregation, was a Psalm sung? (Q16SUNG)
TOTAL%
1) Yes10520.1
2) No33564.2
3) Don't recall8215.7
Missing63 
TOTAL522100.0
60) During the most recent worship service you attended in your congregation, when Bible passages (not including a Psalm) were read out loud, how many passages were read? (Q17PASS)
TOTAL%
1) One passage10117.5
2) Two passages30452.8
3) Three passages13122.7
4) Don't remember406.9
Missing9 
TOTAL576100.0
61) Is a lectionary used to choose the scriptures for your congregation's worship? (Q18LECT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, always16127.7
2) Yes, often16929.0
3) Yes, sometimes457.7
4) Yes, rarely183.1
5) No, never376.4
6) Don't know15226.1
Missing3 
TOTAL582100.0
62) How often are the sermons in your congregation based on the lectionary reading for that Sunday? (Q19SUND)
TOTAL%
1) Always12522.6
2) Often20537.1
3) Sometimes7413.4
4) Rarely264.7
5) Never254.5
6) Don't know9717.6
Missing33 
TOTAL552100.0
63) How often are the sermons in your congregation based on preaching through a book of the Bible? (Q19BIBLE)
TOTAL%
1) Always407.7
2) Often11722.4
3) Sometimes15028.7
4) Rarely10319.7
5) Never7213.8
6) Don't know407.7
Missing63 
TOTAL522100.0
64) How often are the sermons in your congregation based on themes or topical issues (e.g., Ten Commandments, Beatitudes, a contemporary problem, etc.)? (Q19THEME)
TOTAL%
1) Always254.6
2) Often15628.9
3) Sometimes22441.6
4) Rarely7513.9
5) Never254.6
6) Don't know346.3
Missing46 
TOTAL539100.0
65) Do you share a household with one or more family members? (Q20HHOLD)
TOTAL%
1) Yes44878.0
2) No12622.0
Missing11 
TOTAL574100.0
66) If you share a household with one or more family members, do you and other family members typically read the Bible together at meals on a daily basis? (Q20DAILY)
TOTAL%
1) Yes194.4
2) No41395.6
Missing153 
TOTAL432100.0
67) If you share a household with one or more family members, do you and other family members typically read the Bible together at meals on a occasional basis? (Q20OCCAS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes7517.2
2) No36282.8
Missing148 
TOTAL437100.0
68) If you share a household with one or more family members, do you and other family members typically read the Bible together at Christmas, Easter, or other major Christian celebrations? (Q20HOLID)
TOTAL%
1) Yes19043.3
2) No24956.7
Missing146 
TOTAL439100.0
69) If you share a household with one or more family members, do you and other family members typically read the Bible together at birthdays or anniversaries? (Q20BIRTH)
TOTAL%
1) Yes255.9
2) No40294.1
Missing158 
TOTAL427100.0
70) If you share a household with one or more family members, do you and other family members typically read the Bible together at a regular time set aside for Bible reading or study? (Q20REG)
TOTAL%
1) Yes5913.5
2) No37986.5
Missing147 
TOTAL438100.0
71) Identification number (CODE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL5853751.443434
72) Response form: (RESPFORM)
TOTAL%
1) Paper49484.4
2) Web9115.6
TOTAL585100.0
73) Sample (SAMPLE)
TOTAL%
2) Elders585100.0
TOTAL585100.0
74) How many years have you been a member of your current congregation? (YRMEM)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL57221.90116
75) How far do you live from your congregation? (MILES)
TOTAL%
0) Less than one mile569.7
1) 17913.7
2) 29316.2
3) 37012.2
4) 4447.7
5) 56210.8
6) 6305.2
7) 7152.6
8) 8223.8
9) 940.7
10) 10305.2
11) 1140.7
12) 12152.6
13) 1340.7
14) 1440.7
15) 15132.3
16) 1650.9
17) 1720.3
18) 1820.3
19) 1910.2
20) 2040.7
21) 2110.2
22) 2210.2
23) 2310.2
25) 2540.7
30) 3020.3
32) 3220.3
35) 3510.2
40) 4020.3
101) 10110.2
400) 40010.2
Missing10 
TOTAL575100.0
76) Check here if you don't know number of members. (DKNUMMEM)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked54994.7
1) Checked315.3
Missing5 
TOTAL580100.0
77) What is the approximate number of members in your congregation? (NUMMEM)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL550864.962275
78) Have you ever been ordained an elder in the Presbyterian Church? (ORDELDER)
TOTAL%
1) Yes57499.5
2) No30.5
Missing8 
TOTAL577100.0
79) If you have ever been ordained an elder in the Presbyterian Church, are you serving now on session? (ELDERSER)
TOTAL%
1) Yes538100.0
Missing47 
TOTAL538100.0
80) Have you ever been ordained a deacon in the Presbyterian Church? (ORDDEACN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes22239.4
2) No34160.6
Missing22 
TOTAL563100.0
81) If you have ever been ordained a deacon in the Presbyterian Church, are you currently serving on the board of deacons? (DECONSER)
TOTAL%
1) Yes6100.0
Missing579 
TOTAL6100.0
82) Which other positions, if any, do you hold in church? Chair of congregational committee or task force (POSCHAIR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked31454.1
1) Checked26645.9
Missing5 
TOTAL580100.0
83) Which other positions, if any, do you hold in church? Member of congregational committee or task force (POSCONGR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked34559.5
1) Checked23540.5
Missing5 
TOTAL580100.0
84) 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 checked52790.9
1) Checked539.1
Missing5 
TOTAL580100.0
85) Which other positions, if any, do you hold in church? Officer of men's, women's, or youth group (OFFICER)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked51889.3
1) Checked6210.7
Missing5 
TOTAL580100.0
86) Which other positions, if any, do you hold in church? Member of men's, women's, or youth group (POSMEMBR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked45177.8
1) Checked12922.2
Missing5 
TOTAL580100.0
87) Which other positions, if any, do you hold in church? Organist or choir director (POSORGAN)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked57098.3
1) Checked101.7
Missing5 
TOTAL580100.0
88) Which other positions, if any, do you hold in church? Member of choir (POSCHOIR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked44176.0
1) Checked13924.0
Missing5 
TOTAL580100.0
89) Which other positions, if any, do you hold in church? Church School or Sunday School teacher/leader (POSTEACH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked42372.9
1) Checked15727.1
Missing5 
TOTAL580100.0
90) Which other positions, if any, do you hold in church? Other (POSOTHR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked41872.1
1) Checked16227.9
Missing5 
TOTAL580100.0
91) How often do you generally attend Sunday worship at your congregation? (WORSHIP)
TOTAL%
1) Never10.2
4) Several times a year40.7
5) About once a month81.4
6) 2-3 times a month539.1
7) Nearly every week28949.8
8) Every week22538.8
Missing5 
TOTAL580100.0
92) 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 emphasis10919.0
2) Reaching those who do not attend church407.0
3) Traditional style of worship or music20736.1
4) Contemporary style of worship or music234.0
5) Sharing in the Lord's Supper6511.3
6) Social activities or meeting new people223.8
7) Sermons/preaching8114.1
8) Bible study or prayer groups, other discussion groups152.6
9) Ministry for children or youth81.4
10) Prayer ministry for one another10.2
11) Practical care for one another in times of need20.3
13) Openness to social diversity10.2
Missing11 
TOTAL574100.0
93) 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 church40.7
3) Traditional style of worship or music417.3
4) Contemporary style of worship or music162.8
5) Sharing in the Lord's Supper10218.1
6) Social activities or meeting new people478.3
7) Sermons/preaching15327.2
8) Bible study or prayer groups, other discussion groups8214.6
9) Ministry for children or youth396.9
10) Prayer ministry for one another305.3
11) Practical care for one another in times of need417.3
13) Openness to social diversity40.7
14) Your church school or Sunday school class40.7
Missing22 
TOTAL563100.0
94) 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 music10.2
4) Contemporary style of worship or music30.6
5) Sharing in the Lord's Supper122.3
6) Social activities or meeting new people112.1
7) Sermons/preaching7915.0
8) Bible study or prayer groups, other discussion groups5610.7
9) Ministry for children or youth468.8
10) Prayer ministry for one another479.0
11) Practical care for one another in times of need11922.7
12) The congregation's school or pre-school112.1
13) Openness to social diversity499.3
14) Your church school or Sunday school class9117.3
Missing60 
TOTAL525100.0
95) 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 hours244.2
2) 1-2 hours6511.3
3) 3-5 hours14725.6
4) 6-10 hours18732.6
5) 11-20 hours12221.3
6) More than 20 hours295.1
Missing11 
TOTAL574100.0
96) 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 hours254.3
2) 1-2 hours9817.0
3) 3-5 hours19734.2
4) 6-10 hours15326.6
5) 11-20 hours579.9
6) More than 20 hours468.0
Missing9 
TOTAL576100.0
97) 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 organizaiton which took place in a home or other facility away from your church? (HRRELG)
TOTAL%
1) 0 hours25445.0
2) 1-2 hours15026.5
3) 3-5 hours10919.3
4) 6-10 hours335.8
5) 11-20 hours162.8
6) More than 20 hours30.5
Missing20 
TOTAL565100.0
98) 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 hours16429.2
2) 1-2 hours14926.6
3) 3-5 hours12422.1
4) 6-10 hours6311.2
5) 11-20 hours335.9
6) More than 20 hours285.0
Missing24 
TOTAL561100.0
99) How old were you when you first began attending a Presbyterian church? (AGEPCUSE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL57319.06118
100) Including your current congregation, how many congregations have you ever belonged to? (NUMCONG)
TOTAL%
0) 173.0
1) 7212.6
2) 16428.7
3) 10818.9
4) 8414.7
5) 468.0
6) 264.5
7) 183.1
8) 132.3
9) 101.7
10) 71.2
11) 20.3
12) 30.5
15) 10.2
18) 10.2
Missing13 
TOTAL572100.0
101) Of these, how many are/have been Presbyterian? (NUMPRES)
TOTAL%
0) 183.4
1) 21340.3
2) 13625.7
3) 7814.7
4) 438.1
5) 132.5
6) 81.5
7) 50.9
8) 50.9
9) 61.1
10) 30.6
11) 10.2
Missing56 
TOTAL529100.0
102) 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) Baptist6912.0
2) Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)101.7
3) Episcopal183.1
4) Lutheran234.0
5) Methodist6912.0
6) Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), PCUS, UPCUSA, or UPCNA26846.7
7) Other Presbyterian (specify)50.9
8) Reformed50.9
9) Roman Catholic315.4
10) UCC (United Church or Christ/Congregational)162.8
11) Independent or Non-denominational91.6
12) None193.3
13) Other (specify)325.6
Missing11 
TOTAL574100.0
103) Approximately how frequently do you engage in the following activities? Read the Bible privately (BIBLEPRI)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/almost daily14024.7
2) Several times a week9015.9
3) Weekly8014.1
4) Several times a month8314.7
5) Once a month468.1
6) Less than once a month10017.7
7) Never274.8
Missing19 
TOTAL566100.0
104) Approximately how frequently do you engage in the following activities? Read the Bible with family or friends (BIBLEOTH)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/almost daily122.3
2) Several times a week295.5
3) Weekly11922.5
4) Several times a month499.3
5) Once a month397.4
6) Less than once a month11922.5
7) Never16230.6
Missing56 
TOTAL529100.0
105) Approximately how frequently do you engage in the following activities? Attend a Bible study group (BIBLESTY)
TOTAL%
2) Several times a week173.2
3) Weekly15729.2
4) Several times a month5510.2
5) Once a month5610.4
6) Less than once a month9918.4
7) Never15428.6
Missing47 
TOTAL538100.0
106) Approximately how frequently do you engage in the following activities? Read other devotional materials or religious books (DEVOTMAT)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/almost daily10318.2
2) Several times a week8114.3
3) Weekly569.9
4) Several times a month11420.2
5) Once a month7413.1
6) Less than once a month10017.7
7) Never376.5
Missing20 
TOTAL565100.0
107) Approximately how frequently do you engage in the following activities? Pray privately (PRAYPRI)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/almost daily41873.2
2) Several times a week8314.5
3) Weekly234.0
4) Several times a month264.6
5) Once a month81.4
6) Less than once a month71.2
7) Never61.1
Missing14 
TOTAL571100.0
108) Approximately how frequently do you engage in the following activities? Pray with family or friends (PRAYOTH)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/almost daily10318.9
2) Several times a week9617.6
3) Weekly13124.1
4) Several times a month6111.2
5) Once a month315.7
6) Less than once a month5710.5
7) Never6511.9
Missing41 
TOTAL544100.0
109) Approximately how frequently do you engage in the following activities? Attend a prayer group (PRAYGRP)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/almost daily20.4
2) Several times a week112.2
3) Weekly7815.3
4) Several times a month234.5
5) Once a month285.5
6) Less than once a month9819.3
7) Never26952.8
Missing76 
TOTAL509100.0
110) Approximately how frequently do you engage in the following activities? Use the Internet, in general (GINTERNT)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/almost daily32258.8
2) Several times a week7914.4
3) Weekly295.3
4) Several times a month254.6
5) Once a month40.7
6) Less than once a month173.1
7) Never7213.1
Missing37 
TOTAL548100.0
111) Approximately how frequently do you engage in the following activities? Send and receive email (EMAIL)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/almost daily34764.1
2) Several times a week6912.8
3) Weekly234.3
4) Several times a month224.1
5) Once a month50.9
6) Less than once a month112.0
7) Never6411.8
Missing44 
TOTAL541100.0
112) Approximately how frequently do you engage in the following activities? Use the Internet for religious/spiritual purposes (RINTERNT)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/almost daily285.1
2) Several times a week529.6
3) Weekly427.7
4) Several times a month8315.3
5) Once a month397.2
6) Less than once a month12022.1
7) Never18033.1
Missing41 
TOTAL544100.0
113) Approximately how frequently do you engage in the following activities? Say grace before meals (SAYGRACE)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/almost daily26145.9
2) Several times a week8114.2
3) Weekly295.1
4) Several times a month508.8
5) Once a month244.2
6) Less than once a month9015.8
7) Never346.0
Missing16 
TOTAL569100.0
114) Which of the following terms best describes your current stand on theological issues? (ISSUES)
TOTAL%
1) Very conservative407.0
2) Conservative19534.2
3) Moderate21838.2
4) Liberal9015.8
5) Very liberal274.7
Missing15 
TOTAL570100.0
115) Have you ever tried to encourage someone to believe in Jesus Christ or to accept Him as a personal savior? (JESUS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes40069.7
2) No17430.3
Missing11 
TOTAL574100.0
116) 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) Yes27047.6
2) No29752.4
Missing18 
TOTAL567100.0
117) 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)
TOTAL%
2) 210.4
4) 410.4
5) 510.4
6) 610.4
7) 741.5
8) 872.7
9) Child20.8
10) 10166.1
11) 11103.8
12) 12249.2
13) 13197.3
14) Teenager155.7
15) 15135.0
16) 16135.0
17) 1793.4
18) 1862.3
19) 1962.3
20) 2072.7
21) 2172.7
22) 2251.9
23) 2320.8
24) 2420.8
25) 2551.9
26) 2683.1
27) 2710.4
28) 2841.5
29) 2941.5
30) 3051.9
31) 3120.8
32) 3231.1
35) 3572.7
36) 3610.4
37) 3731.1
38) 3851.9
39) 3910.4
40) 40155.7
41) 4110.4
42) 4241.5
43) 4310.4
44) 4420.8
45) 4510.4
47) 4731.1
50) 5093.4
51) 5110.4
53) 5320.8
54) 5420.8
Missing324 
TOTAL261100.0
118) In the last year, have you invited someone to attend worship at your congregation? (INVITEW)
TOTAL%
1) Yes42775.3
2) No14024.7
Missing18 
TOTAL567100.0
119) 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%
1) 1379.5
2) 28622.2
3) 35614.4
4) 45915.2
5) 54812.4
6) 6307.7
7) 751.3
8) 851.3
9) 941.0
10) 10348.8
11) 1110.3
12) 1271.8
15) 1530.8
20) 2061.5
25) 2541.0
30) 3020.5
97) A few-several10.3
Missing197 
TOTAL388100.0
120) 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.8314.6
2) The Bible is the word of God, to be interpreted in the light of its historical and cultural context.25344.5
3) The Bible is the word of God, to be interpreted in the light of its historical context and the Church's teachings.18933.2
4) The Bible is not the word of God, but contains God's word to us.386.7
5) The Bible is not the word of God but is a valuable book.20.4
7) Don't know40.7
Missing16 
TOTAL569100.0
121) 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 agree42974.5
2) Agree9316.1
3) Neutral or not sure478.2
4) Disagree71.2
Missing9 
TOTAL576100.0
122) 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 agree31955.7
2) Agree11119.4
3) Neutral or not sure11620.2
4) Disagree183.1
5) Strongly disagree91.6
Missing12 
TOTAL573100.0
123) 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 agree488.5
2) Agree10618.7
3) Neutral or not sure11921.0
4) Disagree19634.5
5) Strongly disagree9917.4
Missing17 
TOTAL568100.0
124) 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 agree234.1
2) Agree9717.2
3) Neutral or not sure11420.2
4) Disagree17831.5
5) Strongly disagree15327.1
Missing20 
TOTAL565100.0
125) 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 agree26947.0
2) Agree13323.3
3) Neutral or not sure9316.3
4) Disagree6210.8
5) Strongly disagree152.6
Missing13 
TOTAL572100.0
126) 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 agree15827.7
2) Agree10718.7
3) Neutral or not sure12421.7
4) Disagree11720.5
5) Strongly disagree6511.4
Missing14 
TOTAL571100.0
127) 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 agree24542.5
2) Agree27347.4
3) Neutral or not sure498.5
4) Disagree81.4
5) Strongly disagree10.2
Missing9 
TOTAL576100.0
128) 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 agree18932.8
2) Agree26746.3
3) Neutral or not sure6411.1
4) Disagree478.1
5) Strongly disagree101.7
Missing8 
TOTAL577100.0
129) 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 agree142.4
2) Agree6010.4
3) Neutral or not sure18331.8
4) Disagree26746.4
5) Strongly disagree529.0
Missing9 
TOTAL576100.0
130) 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 agree427.4
2) Agree27948.9
3) Neutral or not sure13323.3
4) Disagree10017.5
5) Strongly disagree162.8
Missing15 
TOTAL570100.0
131) 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 agree264.5
2) Agree12421.6
3) Neutral or not sure27447.8
4) Disagree12922.5
5) Strongly disagree203.5
Missing12 
TOTAL573100.0
132) 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 agree14725.7
2) Agree27147.4
3) Neutral or not sure8514.9
4) Disagree549.4
5) Strongly disagree152.6
Missing13 
TOTAL572100.0
133) 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 agree447.7
2) Agree20736.1
3) Neutral or not sure22038.3
4) Disagree8615.0
5) Strongly disagree173.0
Missing11 
TOTAL574100.0
134) 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, definitely10518.3
2) Yes, probably11820.6
3) Not sure6010.5
4) No, probably not9015.7
5) No, definitely not20034.9
Missing12 
TOTAL573100.0
135) 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, definitely10217.8
2) Yes, probably11319.7
3) Not sure579.9
4) No, probably not9015.7
5) No, definitely not21236.9
Missing11 
TOTAL574100.0
136) 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, definitely7813.6
2) Yes, probably7412.9
3) Not sure7012.2
4) No, probably not7913.8
5) No, definitely not27347.6
Missing11 
TOTAL574100.0
137) 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 agree9917.2
2) Agree13523.5
3) Neutral or not sure8615.0
4) Disagree9216.0
5) Strongly disagree16328.3
Missing10 
TOTAL575100.0
138) 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 agree20736.0
2) Agree9316.2
3) Neutral or not sure8815.3
4) Disagree8815.3
5) Strongly disagree9917.2
Missing10 
TOTAL575100.0
139) 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 agree6210.8
2) Agree9015.7
3) Neutral or not sure8514.8
4) Disagree10919.0
5) Strongly disagree22839.7
Missing11 
TOTAL574100.0
140) 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 agree18632.5
2) Agree12020.9
3) Neutral or not sure10017.5
4) Disagree9716.9
5) Strongly disagree7012.2
Missing12 
TOTAL573100.0
141) Please indicate whether you agree or disagree with each statement. Same-sex couples should be allowed to marry. (SSMARRY)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree5710.3
2) Agree7012.6
3) Neutral or not sure9417.0
4) Disagree10719.3
5) Strongly disagree22640.8
Missing31 
TOTAL554100.0
142) 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 agree356.1
2) Agree8014.0
3) Neutral or not sure8815.4
4) Disagree12021.1
5) Strongly disagree24743.3
Missing15 
TOTAL570100.0
143) Please indicate whether you agree or disagree with each statement. Same-sex couples should be allowed to adopt children. (ADPTCHLD)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree7813.6
2) Agree13623.7
3) Neutral or not sure11419.9
4) Disagree8915.5
5) Strongly disagree15727.4
Missing11 
TOTAL574100.0
144) 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 agree6511.4
2) Agree10418.2
3) Neutral or not sure7913.8
4) Disagree8615.0
5) Strongly disagree23841.6
Missing13 
TOTAL572100.0
145) What is your sex? (SEX)
TOTAL%
1) Female31554.4
2) Male26445.6
Missing6 
TOTAL579100.0
146) What is your present age? (AGE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL57759.84112
147) 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 farm9216.0
2) On a farm213.6
3) In a small city or town (under 50,000 population)21236.8
4) In a medium-size city (50,000-250,000 population)9917.2
5) In a suburb near a medium-size city366.3
6) In a large city (over 250,000 population)457.8
7) In a suburb near a large city7112.3
Missing9 
TOTAL576100.0
148) 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 farm315.5
2) On a farm61.1
3) In a small city or town (under 50,000 population)26847.9
4) In a medium-size city (50,000-250,000 population)11220.0
5) In a suburb near a medium-size city315.5
6) In a large city (over 250,000 population)468.2
7) In a suburb near a large city6511.6
Missing26 
TOTAL559100.0
149) What is your present marital status? (MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Married44679.4
2) Not married11620.6
Missing23 
TOTAL562100.0
150) If not currently married; have you ever been married? (MARRY)
TOTAL%
1) No, never married3930.7
2) Yes, am now widowed4837.8
3) Yes, am now divorced3426.8
4) Yes, am both widowed and divorced64.7
Missing458 
TOTAL127100.0
151) If currently married: have you had a previous marriage (or marriages)? (PREMARRY)
TOTAL%
1) No32875.2
2) Yes, was widowed143.2
3) Yes, was divorced9321.3
4) Yes, was both widowed and divorced10.2
Missing149 
TOTAL436100.0
152) 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) Baptist5211.8
2) Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)132.9
3) Episcopal92.0
4) Lutheran296.6
5) Methodist6715.2
6) Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), PCUS, UPCUSA, or UPCNA13831.2
7) Other Presbyterian10.2
8) Reformed61.4
9) Roman Catholic6314.3
10) UCC (United Church of Christ/Congregational)204.5
11) Independent or non-denominational30.7
12) None112.5
13) Other (specify)306.8
Missing143 
TOTAL442100.0
153) Please indicate the faith or denomination in which your husband or wife is currently affiliated. (SFAITH2)
TOTAL%
1) Baptist20.5
3) Episcopal20.5
4) Lutheran10.2
5) Methodist41.0
6) Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), PCUS, UPCUSA, or UPCNA36586.7
9) Roman Catholic153.6
10) UCC (United Church of Christ/Congregational)10.2
12) Other (specify)194.5
13) None122.9
Missing164 
TOTAL421100.0
154) How often does your husband or wife attend Sunday worship at your congregation? (SWORSHP)
TOTAL%
1) Never143.2
2) Less than once a year81.8
3) About once or twice a year235.2
4) Several times a year286.3
5) About once a month225.0
6) 2-3 times a month439.7
7) Nearly every week17439.4
8) Every week13029.4
Missing143 
TOTAL442100.0
155) How often does your husband or wife attend Sunday worship at another congregation? (SWORSHP2)
TOTAL%
1) Never7739.3
2) Less than once a year2010.2
3) About once or twice a year3919.9
4) Several times a year2613.3
5) About once a month63.1
6) 2-3 times a month94.6
7) Nearly every week105.1
8) Every week94.6
Missing389 
TOTAL196100.0
156) How many children do you have? (If none, write 0.) Include any legally adopted children; exclude stepchildren unless legally adopted. (CHILDREN)
TOTAL%
0) None8014.1
1) 16311.1
2) 224643.4
3) 311820.8
4) 4437.6
5) 581.4
6) 640.7
7) 710.2
8) 820.4
9) 920.4
Missing18 
TOTAL567100.0
157) Please indicate your employment status. Employed full-time (FULL)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked34559.5
1) Checked23540.5
Missing5 
TOTAL580100.0
158) Please indicate your employment status. Employed part-time (PART)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked52290.2
1) Checked579.8
Missing6 
TOTAL579100.0
159) Please indicate your employment status. Self-employed (SELF)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked52390.2
1) Checked579.8
Missing5 
TOTAL580100.0
160) Please indicate your employment status. Unemployed (UNEMPLOY)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked57198.4
1) Checked91.6
Missing5 
TOTAL580100.0
161) Please indicate your employment status. Retired (RETIRED)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked35461.0
1) Checked22639.0
Missing5 
TOTAL580100.0
162) Please indicate your employment status. Full-time homemaker (HOMEMAK)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked55395.3
1) Checked274.7
Missing5 
TOTAL580100.0
163) Please indicate your employment status. Student (STUDENT)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked57398.8
1) Checked71.2
Missing5 
TOTAL580100.0
164) Please indicate your employment status. Other (specify) (EMPL_OTH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked57398.8
1) Checked71.2
Missing5 
TOTAL580100.0
165) Please indicate your spouse's employment status. Employed full-time (SFULL)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked41471.4
1) Checked16628.6
Missing5 
TOTAL580100.0
166) Please indicate your spouse's employment status. Employed part-time (SPART)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked52790.9
1) Checked539.1
Missing5 
TOTAL580100.0
167) Please indicate your spouse's employment status. Self-employed (SSELF)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked53992.9
1) Checked417.1
Missing5 
TOTAL580100.0
168) Please indicate your spouse's employment status. Unemployed (SUNEMPLY)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked57599.1
1) Checked50.9
Missing5 
TOTAL580100.0
169) Please indicate your spouse's employment status. Retired (SRETIRED)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked41371.2
1) Checked16728.8
Missing5 
TOTAL580100.0
170) Please indicate your spouse's employment status. Full-time homemaker (SHOMEMAK)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked53492.1
1) Checked467.9
Missing5 
TOTAL580100.0
171) Please indicate your spouse's employment status. Student (SSTUDENT)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked57999.8
1) Checked10.2
Missing5 
TOTAL580100.0
172) Please indicate your spouse's employment status. Other (specify) (SOTHER)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked57699.3
1) Checked40.7
Missing5 
TOTAL580100.0
173) If you are employed full-time, part-time, or self-employed, please indicate the average hours worked per week over the last year. (HRWK)
TOTAL%
0) 256.6
2) 10.3
3) 30.8
5) 10.3
6) 10.3
7) 10.3
8) 30.8
10) 41.1
12) 20.5
15) 51.3
16) 10.3
17) 20.5
18) 20.5
20) 123.2
21) 10.3
24) 51.3
25) 71.9
27) 10.3
28) 20.5
30) 174.5
32) 102.7
34) 30.8
35) 92.4
37) 10.3
38) 30.8
40) 11129.5
42) 61.6
43) 10.3
44) 41.1
45) 4010.6
46) 10.3
47) 20.5
48) 41.1
50) 5414.4
54) 20.5
55) 133.5
58) 10.3
60) 92.4
65) 30.8
68) 10.3
70) 10.3
99) 10.3
Missing209 
TOTAL376100.0
174) 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)
TOTAL%
0) 3110.5
2) 20.7
3) 10.3
4) 20.7
5) 20.7
6) 10.3
10) 41.4
11) 10.3
12) 41.4
15) 41.4
18) 10.3
20) 144.8
21) 10.3
22) 10.3
23) 20.7
24) 10.3
25) 31.0
26) 20.7
27) 10.3
28) 10.3
30) 144.8
32) 62.0
35) 51.7
36) 31.0
37) 10.3
38) 10.3
40) 9030.6
42) 20.7
44) 10.3
45) 237.8
47) 10.3
48) 20.7
50) 3110.5
53) 20.7
55) 41.4
58) 10.3
60) 196.5
65) 41.4
70) 10.3
80) 20.7
99) 20.7
Missing291 
TOTAL294100.0
175) What is the highest level of education completed by you? (EDUC)
TOTAL%
2) Some high school30.5
3) High school diploma549.3
4) Some college, but no degree8815.2
5) Associate's degree406.9
6) Bachelor's degree12120.9
7) Some graduate work8114.0
8) Graduate degree19333.3
Missing5 
TOTAL580100.0
176) What is the highest level of education completed by your spouse? (SEDUC)
TOTAL%
1) 8th grade or less10.2
2) Some high school112.4
3) High school diploma6614.4
4) Some college, but no degree7616.6
5) Associate's degree408.7
6) Bachelor's degree12026.1
7) Some graduate work429.2
8) Graduate degree10322.4
Missing126 
TOTAL459100.0
177) 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 alone9716.8
2) Two of us32956.8
3) Three of us7613.1
4) Four of us579.8
5) Five of us142.4
6) Six of us50.9
7) Seven or more of us10.2
Missing6 
TOTAL579100.0
178) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are aged under 6 years? (AGE6)
TOTAL%
0) None/blank17384.8
1) One188.8
2) Two136.4
Missing381 
TOTAL204100.0
179) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are aged 6–12 years? (AGE12)
TOTAL%
0) None/blank16974.8
1) One4319.0
2) Two135.8
3) Three10.4
Missing359 
TOTAL226100.0
180) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are aged 13–17 years? (AGE17)
TOTAL%
0) None/blank17072.3
1) One5021.3
2) Two135.5
3) Three20.9
Missing350 
TOTAL235100.0
181) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are aged 18–24 years? (AGE24)
TOTAL%
0) None/blank17383.2
1) One2913.9
2) Two62.9
Missing377 
TOTAL208100.0
182) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are aged 25 years and over? (AGE25)
TOTAL%
0) None/blank10.2
1) One10017.5
2) Two44077.1
3) Three264.6
4) Four40.7
Missing14 
TOTAL571100.0
183) 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 alone9015.8
2) A single parent, living with one or more children142.5
3) A married couple, no children in household30353.2
4) A married couple, living with one or more children13423.5
5) Some other arrangement (please describe your household here)295.1
Missing15 
TOTAL570100.0
184) Generally speaking, do you think of yourself as a Democrat, Independent, Republican, or other? (PARTYID)
TOTAL%
1) Democrat18231.9
2) Independent10418.2
3) Republican27347.9
4) Other (specify)111.9
Missing15 
TOTAL570100.0
185) What is your race or origin? White or Caucasian (RACE)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked264.5
1) Checked55495.5
Missing5 
TOTAL580100.0
186) What is your race or origin? Black or African American (RACE2)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked56697.6
1) Checked142.4
Missing5 
TOTAL580100.0
187) What is your race or origin? Indian (American) or Alaska native (RACE3)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked57699.3
1) Checked40.7
Missing5 
TOTAL580100.0
188) What is your race or origin? Asian or Pacific Islander (RACE4)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked57899.7
1) Checked20.3
Missing5 
TOTAL580100.0
189) What is your race or origin? Hispanic, Latino/a, or Spanish origin (RACE5)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked57899.7
1) Checked20.3
Missing5 
TOTAL580100.0
190) What is your race or origin? Some other race (specify) (RACE6)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked57799.5
1) Checked30.5
Missing5 
TOTAL580100.0
191) 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) Yes49085.2
2) No7913.7
3) Don't know50.9
4) Congregation does not use pledge cards [vol.]10.2
Missing10 
TOTAL575100.0
192) 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 $10,00030.6
2) $10,000-$14,99971.3
3) $15,000-$19,99950.9
4) $20,000-$29,999366.7
5) $30,000-$39,999509.3
6) $40,000-$49,999488.9
7) $50,000-$59,9995610.4
8) $60,000-$69,9995510.2
9) $70,000-$79,999407.4
10) $80,000-$89,999427.8
11) $90,000-$99,999366.7
12) $100,000-$124,9997113.1
13) $125,000-$149,999305.6
14) $150,000-$199,999295.4
15) $200,000-$249,999173.1
16) $250,000 or more152.8
Missing45 
TOTAL540100.0
193) 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) Yes56399.1
2) No50.9
Missing17 
TOTAL568100.0
194) Write your best estimate of the amount given. (AMTGIVE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL5133750.1354207
195) 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) Yes29754.7
2) No24645.3
Missing42 
TOTAL543100.0
196) Write your best estimate of the amount given. (AMTCAP)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL2576619.08965065
197) 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) Yes49989.1
2) No6110.9
Missing25 
TOTAL560100.0
198) Write your best estimate of the amount given. (AMTSPEC)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL4522495.90747027
199) 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) Yes33260.7
2) No21539.3
Missing38 
TOTAL547100.0
200) Write your best estimate of the amount given. (AMTPCUSA)
TOTAL%
0) None217.4
3) 310.4
10) 1093.2
15) 1541.4
20) 20155.3
25) 25155.3
30) 3062.1
35) 3510.4
40) 4051.8
45) 4510.4
50) 504214.7
70) 7010.4
74) 7410.4
75) 7520.7
100) 1007124.9
110) 11010.4
120) 12010.4
140) 14010.4
150) 150103.5
200) 2003612.6
250) 25062.1
300) 30093.2
350) 35010.4
370) 37010.4
400) 40051.8
450) 45010.4
500) 50082.8
600) 60010.4
800) 80010.4
990) 99010.4
1000) 100020.7
2000) 200020.7
5000) 500010.4
999999) Don't know20.7
Missing300 
TOTAL285100.0
201) 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) Yes29854.4
2) No25045.6
Missing37 
TOTAL548100.0
202) Write your best estimate of the amount given. (ALLCAUSE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL2601335.1279977
203) 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) Yes51392.4
2) No427.6
Missing30 
TOTAL555100.0
204) Write your best estimate of the amount given. (AMTNOREL)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL4641927.5067720
205) State (STATE)
206) Region of residents (REGION)
TOTAL%
1) Northeast13022.4
2) Midwest13924.0
3) South21336.7
4) West9816.9
Missing5 
TOTAL580100.0
207) I-AGE: What is your present age? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-AGE)
TOTAL%
1) Under 40305.2
2) 40-498214.2
3) 50-6424442.3
4) 65+22138.3
Missing8 
TOTAL577100.0
208) 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 $20,000152.8
2) $20K-49,99913424.8
3) $50K-$99,99922942.4
4) $100K+16230.0
Missing45 
TOTAL540100.0
209) 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) Democrat18231.9
2) Independent10418.2
3) Republican27347.9
4) Other (specify)111.9
Missing15 
TOTAL570100.0
210) I-GENDER: What is your sex? (for use with online analysis) (I-GENDER)
TOTAL%
1) Female31554.4
2) Male26445.6
Missing6 
TOTAL579100.0
211) 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 School30.5
2) High school diploma549.3
3) Some college, but no degree8815.2
4) College Degree24241.7
5) Advanced Degree19333.3
Missing5 
TOTAL580100.0