Presbyterian Panel Survey, May 2006 - Issues in the PC(USA), All

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All frequencies are raw numbers (no weights used).
1) Identification number (CODE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL22024150.1872141
2) Please indicate whether you agree or disagree with each of the following statements on matters of faith. My faith is in the God of Israel who raised Jesus Christ bodily from the dead. (Q1RAISED)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree151969.4
2) Agree49322.5
3) Neutral or not sure1165.3
4) Disagree482.2
5) Strongly disagree120.5
Missing21 
TOTAL2188100.0
3) Please indicate whether you agree or disagree with each of the following statements on matters of faith. Jesus is the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father except through him. (Q1JESUS)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree130259.5
2) Agree45620.8
3) Neutral or not sure23210.6
4) Disagree1547.0
5) Strongly disagree462.1
Missing19 
TOTAL2190100.0
4) Please indicate whether you agree or disagree with each of the following statements on matters of faith. Salvation rests not in any merit of our own but in the sovereign love of God that has been made known to us in Jesus Christ. (Q1SALVAT)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree170778.0
2) Agree38317.5
3) Neutral or not sure663.0
4) Disagree261.2
5) Strongly disagree60.3
Missing21 
TOTAL2188100.0
5) Please indicate whether you agree or disagree with each of the following statements on matters of faith. The love of God extends to all people regardless of their religious perspective. (Q1RELPER)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree172478.8
2) Agree32014.6
3) Neutral or not sure723.3
4) Disagree391.8
5) Strongly disagree331.5
Missing21 
TOTAL2188100.0
6) Please indicate whether you agree or disagree with each of the following statements on matters of faith. The love of God extends to all people regardless of their social/economic class. (Q1SES)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree196689.9
2) Agree2169.9
3) Neutral or not sure20.1
4) Disagree20.1
5) Strongly disagree20.1
Missing21 
TOTAL2188100.0
7) Please indicate whether you agree or disagree with each of the following statements on matters of faith. The love of God extends to all people regardless of their race or ethnicity. (Q1RACE)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree197090.1
2) Agree2119.7
3) Neutral or not sure20.1
4) Disagree10.0
5) Strongly disagree20.1
Missing23 
TOTAL2186100.0
8) Please indicate whether you agree or disagree with each of the following statements on matters of faith. The love of God extends to all people regardless of their sex/gender. (Q1SEX)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree196189.5
2) Agree2169.9
3) Neutral or not sure50.2
4) Disagree40.2
5) Strongly disagree40.2
Missing19 
TOTAL2190100.0
9) Please indicate whether you agree or disagree with each of the following statements on matters of faith. The love of God extends to all people regardless of their sexual orientation. (Q1SEXOR)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree174279.9
2) Agree23610.8
3) Neutral or not sure1155.3
4) Disagree492.2
5) Strongly disagree381.7
Missing29 
TOTAL2180100.0
10) Please indicate whether you agree or disagree with each of the following statements concerning the Bible. The Bible is the true Word of God. (Q2WORD)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree119054.6
2) Agree68631.5
3) Neutral or not sure1979.0
4) Disagree904.1
5) Strongly disagree180.8
Missing28 
TOTAL2181100.0
11) Please indicate whether you agree or disagree with each of the following statements concerning the Bible. The Bible is a reliable guide in matters pertaining to salvation. (Q2SALVAT)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree126958.3
2) Agree77435.6
3) Neutral or not sure974.5
4) Disagree271.2
5) Strongly disagree80.4
Missing34 
TOTAL2175100.0
12) Please indicate whether you agree or disagree with each of the following statements concerning the Bible. The Bible is a light in a world of moral obscurity. (Q2MORAL)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree119555.2
2) Agree77135.6
3) Neutral or not sure1607.4
4) Disagree311.4
5) Strongly disagree70.3
Missing45 
TOTAL2164100.0
13) Please indicate whether you agree or disagree with each of the following statements concerning the Bible. The Bible is a measure of what is theologically truthful and spiritually life-giving. (Q2LIFEG)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree121956.5
2) Agree76335.4
3) Neutral or not sure1426.6
4) Disagree271.3
5) Strongly disagree70.3
Missing51 
TOTAL2158100.0
14) Please indicate whether you agree or disagree with each of the following statements concerning the Bible. Individual freedom of conscience in the interpretation of the Bible is an absolute right for church officers (deacons, elders, and ministers). (Q2OFFIC)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree51924.0
2) Agree63329.3
3) Neutral or not sure38117.6
4) Disagree42219.5
5) Strongly disagree2099.7
Missing45 
TOTAL2164100.0
15) Please indicate whether you agree or disagree with each of the following statements concerning the Bible. Freedom of conscience in the interpretation of the Bible by church officers should be subject to church standards. (Q2STAND)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree43320.1
2) Agree84139.1
3) Neutral or not sure51223.8
4) Disagree25411.8
5) Strongly disagree1135.2
Missing56 
TOTAL2153100.0
16) Indicate whether you agree or disagree with each of the following statements on matters within the PC(USA). Presbyterians should step back from controversies that threaten the peace, unity, and purity of the church and take time to seek the truth together. (Q3CONTRO)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree52424.0
2) Agree89140.9
3) Neutral or not sure26312.1
4) Disagree36916.9
5) Strongly disagree1346.1
Missing28 
TOTAL2181100.0
17) Indicate whether you agree or disagree with each of the following statements on matters within the PC(USA). Despite our differences, people from the whole spectrum of positions on contested issues are called to be part of the PC(USA). (Q3DIFFER)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree78235.9
2) Agree87540.2
3) Neutral or not sure27212.5
4) Disagree1868.5
5) Strongly disagree612.8
Missing33 
TOTAL2176100.0
18) Indicate whether you agree or disagree with each of the following statements on matters within the PC(USA). What the Bible says about same-sex relationships does not settle the question about whether practicing gays and lesbians may be ordained. (Q3GAYORD)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree49422.6
2) Agree49022.5
3) Neutral or not sure30013.7
4) Disagree33515.4
5) Strongly disagree56325.8
Missing27 
TOTAL2182100.0
19) Indicate whether you agree or disagree with each of the following statements on matters within the PC(USA). In general, Presbyterians on all sides of the debate on sexuality, ordination, and same-sex relationships are sincere and trying to be guided by Scripture. (Q3SCRIPT)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree28613.1
2) Agree80836.9
3) Neutral or not sure52123.8
4) Disagree40018.3
5) Strongly disagree1747.9
Missing20 
TOTAL2189100.0
20) Indicate whether you agree or disagree with each of the following statements on matters within the PC(USA). Every member of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) should try to live in harmony with other members of the denomination and avoid actions that might divide the PC(USA). (Q3HARMON)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree46421.3
2) Agree93242.8
3) Neutral or not sure31414.4
4) Disagree38417.6
5) Strongly disagree843.9
Missing31 
TOTAL2178100.0
21) Indicate whether you agree or disagree with each of the following statements on matters within the PC(USA). In response to ongoing conflicts in the church, governing bodies should form groups representing diverse views to engage in intensive discernment about those conflicts. (Q3GOVERN)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree38517.7
2) Agree103247.6
3) Neutral or not sure45020.7
4) Disagree24911.5
5) Strongly disagree542.5
Missing39 
TOTAL2170100.0
22) Indicate whether you agree or disagree with each of the following statements on matters within the PC(USA). The church's governing bodies should explore the use of alternative forms of decision making besides parliamentary procedure, especially in dealing with potentially divisive issues. (Q3ALTERN)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree34215.8
2) Agree72433.4
3) Neutral or not sure52424.1
4) Disagree37917.5
5) Strongly disagree2019.3
Missing39 
TOTAL2170100.0
23) Indicate whether you agree or disagree with each of the following statements on matters within the PC(USA). The standards for ordination of church officers (ministers, elders, and deacons) set forth in the church's constitution—The Book of Confessions and The Book of Order—apply to the whole of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). (Q3OFFICE)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree93743.0
2) Agree90441.5
3) Neutral or not sure24411.2
4) Disagree642.9
5) Strongly disagree281.3
Missing32 
TOTAL2177100.0
24) Indicate whether you agree or disagree with each of the following statements on matters within the PC(USA). Ordaining and installing bodies—presbyteries in the case of ministers, sessions in the cases of elders and deacons—have the responsibility to apply constitutional standards when examining candidates for ordination. (Q3BODIES)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree89241.0
2) Agree102647.1
3) Neutral or not sure1959.0
4) Disagree532.4
5) Strongly disagree110.5
Missing32 
TOTAL2177100.0
25) Indicate whether you agree or disagree with each of the following statements on matters within the PC(USA). When an ordination candidate disagrees with one of the church's constitutional standards, ordination should still be allowed to proceed if the disagreement is not over an essential tenet of Reformed faith or polity. (Q3CANDID)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree24311.2
2) Agree70732.5
3) Neutral or not sure55425.5
4) Disagree46821.5
5) Strongly disagree2039.3
Missing34 
TOTAL2175100.0
26) Indicate whether you agree or disagree with each of the following statements on matters within the PC(USA). Higher governing bodies have a right to review whether lower governing bodies were reasonable, responsible, prayerful, and deliberate in examining candidates for ordination and installation. (Q3REVIEW)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree48222.1
2) Agree118654.5
3) Neutral or not sure33515.4
4) Disagree1516.9
5) Strongly disagree231.1
Missing32 
TOTAL2177100.0
27) Indicate whether you agree or disagree with each of the following statements on matters within the PC(USA). The General Assembly and its Permanent Judicial Commission should have the power to review the decisions of the lower governing bodies in cases of ordination and installation of church officers. (Q3GAPJC)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree45220.9
2) Agree98845.6
3) Neutral or not sure47622.0
4) Disagree2089.6
5) Strongly disagree432.0
Missing42 
TOTAL2167100.0
28) Indicate whether you agree or disagree with each of the following statements on matters within the PC(USA). All parties involved in ordaining church officers should endeavor to outdo one another in honoring one another's decisions. (Q3OUTDO)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree2139.9
2) Agree53825.1
3) Neutral or not sure76635.8
4) Disagree47222.0
5) Strongly disagree1537.1
Missing67 
TOTAL2142100.0
29) Indicate whether you agree or disagree with each of the following statements on matters within the PC(USA). The 2006 General Assembly should not change current denominational policy on any of the major issues being contested in the church today, including Christology, Biblical interpretation, essential tenets, and sexuality and ordination. (Q32006GA)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree63629.4
2) Agree46621.6
3) Neutral or not sure46321.4
4) Disagree40118.5
5) Strongly disagree1969.1
Missing47 
TOTAL2162100.0
30) Indicate whether you agree or disagree with each of the following statements on matters within the PC(USA). All church members should conciliate, mediate, and adjust differences without strife, prayerfully and deliberately, and institute administrative or judicial proceedings only when other efforts fail to preserve the purposes and purity of the church. (Q3CONCIL)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree59527.6
2) Agree113652.7
3) Neutral or not sure27212.6
4) Disagree1175.4
5) Strongly disagree341.6
Missing55 
TOTAL2154100.0
31) The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) has a Theological Task Force on the Peace, Unity, and Purity of the Church. How familiar are you with it? (Q4TASKF)
TOTAL%
1) Very familiar45520.9
2) Generally familiar54024.8
3) Somewhat familiar39818.3
4) Not too familiar36917.0
5) Not at all familiar41419.0
Missing33 
TOTAL2176100.0
32) The Task Force recently issued a report and its members have been talking to the church about it. Have you read most or all of the report? (Q5ALLREP)
TOTAL%
1) Yes69434.8
2) No130065.2
Missing215 
TOTAL1994100.0
33) The Task Force recently issued a report and its members have been talking to the church about it. Have you read some of the report? (Q5SOMREP)
TOTAL%
1) Yes82747.9
2) No89852.1
Missing484 
TOTAL1725100.0
34) The Task Force recently issued a report and its members have been talking to the church about it. Have you read press accounts of the report? (Q5PRESS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes90447.9
2) No98352.1
Missing322 
TOTAL1887100.0
35) The Task Force recently issued a report and its members have been talking to the church about it. Have you met with or listened to a member of the Task Force talk about the report? (Q5METREP)
TOTAL%
1) Yes59731.5
2) No130068.5
Missing312 
TOTAL1897100.0
36) The Task Force recently issued a report and its members have been talking to the church about it. Have you read or heard accounts of the Task Force before they issued the report? (Q5PREREP)
TOTAL%
1) Yes71538.1
2) No116061.9
Missing334 
TOTAL1875100.0
37) The Task Force recently issued a report and its members have been talking to the church about it. Have you heard about the report in some other way? (Specify) (Q5OTHREP)
TOTAL%
1) Yes39925.3
2) No118174.7
Missing629 
TOTAL1580100.0
38) The Task Force was assigned by the General Assembly to deal with four particular issues (as well as church conflict in general). How much, if at all, are you concerned about each of these four issues? The role of Jesus Christ in salvation. (Q6SALVAT)
TOTAL%
1) Very concerned111652.0
2) Generally concerned51323.9
3) Somewhat concerned1828.5
4) Not too concerned25912.1
5) Not at all concerned783.6
Missing61 
TOTAL2148100.0
39) The Task Force was assigned by the General Assembly to deal with four particular issues (as well as church conflict in general). How much, if at all, are you concerned about each of these four issues? How to interpret the Bible. (Q6BIBLE)
TOTAL%
1) Very concerned104448.6
2) Generally concerned65630.6
3) Somewhat concerned25211.7
4) Not too concerned1577.3
5) Not at all concerned381.8
Missing62 
TOTAL2147100.0
40) The Task Force was assigned by the General Assembly to deal with four particular issues (as well as church conflict in general). How much, if at all, are you concerned about each of these four issues? What standards the church should have on sexuality and ordination. (Q6ORDIN)
TOTAL%
1) Very concerned119055.2
2) Generally concerned58827.3
3) Somewhat concerned25211.7
4) Not too concerned984.5
5) Not at all concerned261.2
Missing55 
TOTAL2154100.0
41) The Task Force was assigned by the General Assembly to deal with four particular issues (as well as church conflict in general). How much, if at all, are you concerned about each of these four issues? How power is exercised in the church. (Q6POWER)
TOTAL%
1) Very concerned103848.3
2) Generally concerned72333.7
3) Somewhat concerned28313.2
4) Not too concerned944.4
5) Not at all concerned90.4
Missing62 
TOTAL2147100.0
42) How do you feel about the relative importance of peace, unity, and purity for the church? (Q7IMPORT)
TOTAL%
1) They differ in importance103449.4
2) They are the same in importance74635.7
3) Not sure31214.9
Missing117 
TOTAL2092100.0
43) [If peace, unity, and purity for the church differ in importance] In what order would you rank them? (1 = most important; 2 = second most important; 3 = third most important) Peace (Q7PEACE)
TOTAL%
1) Ranked most important37134.3
2) Ranked second most important38635.7
3) Ranked third most important32430.0
Missing1128 
TOTAL1081100.0
44) [If peace, unity, and purity for the church differ in importance] In what order would you rank them? (1 = most important; 2 = second most important; 3 = third most important) Unity (Q7UNITY)
TOTAL%
1) Ranked most important26724.7
2) Ranked second most important55951.7
3) Ranked third most important25523.6
Missing1128 
TOTAL1081100.0
45) [If peace, unity, and purity for the church differ in importance] In what order would you rank them? (1 = most important; 2 = second most important; 3 = third most important) Purity (Q7PURITY)
TOTAL%
1) Ranked most important48144.5
2) Ranked second most important12611.7
3) Ranked third most important47443.8
Missing1128 
TOTAL1081100.0
46) Several PC(USA) affinity and advocacy groups have taken positions on the report of the Task Force. For each group listed below, indicate whether you are aware of the group's stand on the report and what you know its position is or, if you haven't heard, what you think its position is likely to be. Presbyterian Coalition (Q8PCA)
TOTAL%
1) Aware of stand57332.7
2) Not aware of stand118067.3
Missing456 
TOTAL1753100.0
47) Presbyterian Coalition's stand on report is: (Q8PCB)
TOTAL%
1) In favor15910.4
2) Opposed39325.7
3) Mixed1509.8
4) I don't know and have no guess82654.1
Missing681 
TOTAL1528100.0
48) Several PC(USA) affinity and advocacy groups have taken positions on the report of the Task Force. For each group listed below, indicate whether you are aware of the group's stand on the report and what you know its position is or, if you haven't heard, what you think its position is likely to be. Covenant Network of Presbyterians (Q8CNPA)
TOTAL%
1) Aware of stand67838.6
2) Not aware of stand108061.4
Missing451 
TOTAL1758100.0
49) Covenant Network of Presbyterians' stand on report is: (Q8CNPB)
TOTAL%
1) In favor42427.0
2) Opposed16410.4
3) Mixed23114.7
4) I don't know and have no guess75447.9
Missing636 
TOTAL1573100.0
50) Several PC(USA) affinity and advocacy groups have taken positions on the report of the Task Force. For each group listed below, indicate whether you are aware of the group's stand on the report and what you know its position is or, if you haven't heard, what you think its position is likely to be. Presbyterian Lay Committee/Presbyterian Layman (Q8PLCA)
TOTAL%
1) Aware of stand78744.1
2) Not aware of stand99655.9
Missing426 
TOTAL1783100.0
51) Presbyterian Lay Committee/Presbyterian Layman's stand on report is: (Q8PLCB)
TOTAL%
1) In favor1328.1
2) Opposed71444.0
3) Mixed1137.0
4) I don't know and have no guess66340.9
Missing587 
TOTAL1622100.0
52) Several PC(USA) affinity and advocacy groups have taken positions on the report of the Task Force. For each group listed below, indicate whether you are aware of the group's stand on the report and what you know its position is or, if you haven't heard, what you think its position is likely to be. Witherspoon Society (Q8WSA)
TOTAL%
1) Aware of stand31518.3
2) Not aware of stand140681.7
Missing488 
TOTAL1721100.0
53) Witherspoon Society's stand on report is: (Q8WSB)
TOTAL%
1) In favor23416.2
2) Opposed1158.0
3) Mixed14410.0
4) I don't know and have no guess95165.9
Missing765 
TOTAL1444100.0
54) Several PC(USA) affinity and advocacy groups have taken positions on the report of the Task Force. For each group listed below, indicate whether you are aware of the group's stand on the report and what you know its position is or, if you haven't heard, what you think its position is likely to be. Presbyterians for Renewal (Q8PFRA)
TOTAL%
1) Aware of stand61034.8
2) Not aware of stand114565.2
Missing454 
TOTAL1755100.0
55) Presbyterians for Renewal's stand on report is: (Q8PFRB)
TOTAL%
1) In favor17511.3
2) Opposed42327.3
3) Mixed18411.9
4) I don't know and have no guess77049.6
Missing657 
TOTAL1552100.0
56) Several PC(USA) affinity and advocacy groups have taken positions on the report of the Task Force. For each group listed below, indicate whether you are aware of the group's stand on the report and what you know its position is or, if you haven't heard, what you think its position is likely to be. More Light Presbyterians (Q8MLPA)
TOTAL%
1) Aware of stand51929.7
2) Not aware of stand122670.3
Missing464 
TOTAL1745100.0
57) More Light Presbyterians' stand on report is: (Q8MLPB)
TOTAL%
1) In favor35022.7
2) Opposed22814.8
3) Mixed17711.5
4) I don't know and have no guess78551.0
Missing669 
TOTAL1540100.0
58) Several PC(USA) affinity and advocacy groups have taken positions on the report of the Task Force. For each group listed below, indicate whether you are aware of the group's stand on the report and what you know its position is or, if you haven't heard, what you think its position is likely to be. Institute for Religion and Democracy (Q8IRDA)
TOTAL%
1) Aware of stand18110.7
2) Not aware of stand151889.3
Missing510 
TOTAL1699100.0
59) Institute for Religion and Democracy's stand on report is: (Q8IRDB)
TOTAL%
1) In favor765.4
2) Opposed17912.7
3) Mixed584.1
4) I don't know and have no guess109177.7
Missing805 
TOTAL1404100.0
60) Several PC(USA) affinity and advocacy groups have taken positions on the report of the Task Force. For each group listed below, indicate whether you are aware of the group's stand on the report and what you know its position is or, if you haven't heard, what you think its position is likely to be. That All May Freely Serve (Q8TAMFSA)
TOTAL%
1) Aware of stand35920.8
2) Not aware of stand136579.2
Missing485 
TOTAL1724100.0
61) That All May Freely Serve's stand on report is: (Q8TAMFSB)
TOTAL%
1) In favor27218.4
2) Opposed18112.3
3) Mixed1349.1
4) I don't know and have no guess88860.2
Missing734 
TOTAL1475100.0
62) The Book of Order has this section (G-6.0106b), known as the "chastity and fidelity" section or "Amendment B": Those who are called to office in the church are to lead a life in obedience to Scripture and in conformity to the historic confessional standards of the church. Among these standards is the requirement to live either in fidelity within the covenant of marriage between a man and a woman (W-4.9001), or chastity in singleness. Persons refusing to repent of any self-acknowledged practice which the confessions call sin shall not be ordained and/or installed as deacons, elders, or ministers of the Word and Sacrament. In overtures to this year's General Assembly meeting, some presbyteries have called for eliminating this section altogether. What is your opinion? Do you favor, or oppose, eliminating this section? (Q9SECTG)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly favor eliminating this section49923.0
2) Favor eliminating this section31514.5
3) Neutral or not sure2049.4
4) Oppose eliminating this section35016.2
5) Strongly oppose eliminating this section79936.9
Missing42 
TOTAL2167100.0
63) Indicate your opinion on each of these items. Some Presbyterians think it would reduce conflict in the church if ministers and congregations could choose their presbyteries without geographic limits. A congregation could switch presbyteries if two-thirds of those attending a congregational meeting wanted to switch, and if a majority of the new presbytery voted to accept the congregation. What is your opinion on this idea? (Q10GEOG)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly favor783.6
2) Favor22410.3
3) Neutral or not sure55625.7
4) Oppose72933.6
5) Strongly oppose58026.8
Missing42 
TOTAL2167100.0
64) Indicate your opinion on each of these items. Some Presbyterians think that the church's constitution should specify the essential tenets of the Reformed faith, rather than leaving it up to ordaining bodies to discern them on a case-by-case basis. What is your opinion on this idea? (Q10FAITH)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly favor31314.6
2) Favor52524.5
3) Neutral or not sure67731.6
4) Oppose40318.8
5) Strongly oppose22210.4
Missing69 
TOTAL2140100.0
65) Do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements? Conflict in the church tears the body of Christ and should be ended. (Q11CONFL)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree27812.9
2) Agree67631.4
3) Neutral or not sure31314.6
4) Disagree79837.1
5) Strongly disagree854.0
Missing59 
TOTAL2150100.0
66) Do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements? Conflict in the church is inevitable. (Q11INEVT)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree44420.6
2) Agree144366.8
3) Neutral or not sure1265.8
4) Disagree1296.0
5) Strongly disagree170.8
Missing50 
TOTAL2159100.0
67) Do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements? The church should be united on a few essentials and not worry about other differences. (Q11ESSEN)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree22210.4
2) Agree82438.5
3) Neutral or not sure37717.6
4) Disagree60928.4
5) Strongly disagree1105.1
Missing67 
TOTAL2142100.0
68) Do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements? If the church is not pure, it will be corrupt. (Q11PURE)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree1818.5
2) Agree48522.7
3) Neutral or not sure41819.6
4) Disagree80937.9
5) Strongly disagree24211.3
Missing74 
TOTAL2135100.0
69) Do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements? A church of millions can never be pure. (Q11MILLS)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree22310.5
2) Agree91543.0
3) Neutral or not sure43620.5
4) Disagree49023.0
5) Strongly disagree653.1
Missing80 
TOTAL2129100.0
70) Do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements? If local ordaining bodies are allowed to decide what is essential and inessential, there will be chaos. (Q11CHAOS)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree39118.1
2) Agree61528.5
3) Neutral or not sure41219.1
4) Disagree61528.5
5) Strongly disagree1255.8
Missing51 
TOTAL2158100.0
71) Do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements? Letting local ordaining bodies decide whether their members are in essential agreement with the Presbyterian and Reformed faith is a good custom. (Q11LOCAL)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree1798.3
2) Agree83738.9
3) Neutral or not sure47322.0
4) Disagree45521.2
5) Strongly disagree2069.6
Missing59 
TOTAL2150100.0
72) Do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements? It is worth giving up some purity to get peace in the church. (Q11PURIT)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree813.8
2) Agree40719.0
3) Neutral or not sure55626.0
4) Disagree72634.0
5) Strongly disagree36817.2
Missing71 
TOTAL2138100.0
73) Do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements? The church would be better off if there were a gracious separation of the opposing parties. (Q11SEPAR)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree1416.6
2) Agree35116.3
3) Neutral or not sure71833.4
4) Disagree71233.1
5) Strongly disagree22710.6
Missing60 
TOTAL2149100.0
74) Do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements? Schism is about the worst thing that can happen to a denomination. (Q11SCHIS)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree1778.4
2) Agree48022.7
3) Neutral or not sure57927.3
4) Disagree74135.0
5) Strongly disagree1426.7
Missing90 
TOTAL2119100.0
75) Do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements? A split in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) is inevitable. (Q11SPLIT)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree733.4
2) Agree30214.0
3) Neutral or not sure81537.8
4) Disagree80237.2
5) Strongly disagree1627.5
Missing55 
TOTAL2154100.0
76) Do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements? If controversy in the PC(USA) continues, we will lose a few members, but there will not be a large split. (Q11MEMB)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree462.1
2) Agree59327.4
3) Neutral or not sure93343.2
4) Disagree45821.2
5) Strongly disagree1316.1
Missing48 
TOTAL2161100.0
77) Do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements? Competition between opposing wings of the church for the center is good for the PC(USA). (Q11COMP)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree231.1
2) Agree31914.8
3) Neutral or not sure73434.1
4) Disagree86540.2
5) Strongly disagree2119.8
Missing57 
TOTAL2152100.0
78) Do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements? A church that is not clear about what it believes is not worth belonging to. (Q11CLEAR)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree44320.5
2) Agree89841.6
3) Neutral or not sure29013.4
4) Disagree43520.2
5) Strongly disagree914.2
Missing52 
TOTAL2157100.0
79) Response form: (RESPFORM)
TOTAL%
1) Paper180081.5
2) Web40918.5
TOTAL2209100.0
80) Sample (SAMPLE)
TOTAL%
1) Members53824.4
2) Elders68231.0
3) All clergy98244.6
Missing7 
TOTAL2202100.0