Presbyterian Panel Survey, May 2007 - Churchwide Special Offerings, All

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All frequencies are raw numbers (no weights used).
1) Survey number (CODE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL15194242.8972099
2) How would each characteristic listed below affect your likelihood of making a donation to a churchwide special offering? Would it make you more likely to give, less likely to give, or would it have no effect? The offering is a tradition at our church. (Q1SPECA)
TOTAL%
1) Much more likely to give35423.5
2) More likely to give75650.3
3) No effect/not sure35423.5
4) Less likely to give302.0
5) Much less likely to give100.7
Missing17 
TOTAL1504100.0
3) How would each characteristic listed below affect your likelihood of making a donation to a churchwide special offering? Would it make you more likely to give, less likely to give, or would it have no effect? The offering lets our church keep a share of the donations and decide where to allocate them. (Q1SPECB)
TOTAL%
1) Much more likely to give27818.6
2) More likely to give63242.2
3) No effect/not sure52334.9
4) Less likely to give503.3
5) Much less likely to give140.9
Missing24 
TOTAL1497100.0
4) How would each characteristic listed below affect your likelihood of making a donation to a churchwide special offering? Would it make you more likely to give, less likely to give, or would it have no effect? The offering helps me connect with other Christians concerned about the same ministry. (Q1SPECC)
TOTAL%
1) Much more likely to give18112.1
2) More likely to give72748.6
3) No effect/not sure54436.4
4) Less likely to give362.4
5) Much less likely to give70.5
Missing26 
TOTAL1495100.0
5) How would each characteristic listed below affect your likelihood of making a donation to a churchwide special offering? Would it make you more likely to give, less likely to give, or would it have no effect? The offering has a clearly defined focus. (Q1SPECD)
TOTAL%
1) Much more likely to give54036.0
2) More likely to give83055.3
3) No effect/not sure1187.9
4) Less likely to give100.7
5) Much less likely to give20.1
Missing21 
TOTAL1500100.0
6) How would each characteristic listed below affect your likelihood of making a donation to a churchwide special offering? Would it make you more likely to give, less likely to give, or would it have no effect? The offering shows clearly how my gift helps specific people. (Q1SPECE)
TOTAL%
1) Much more likely to give56237.5
2) More likely to give76851.3
3) No effect/not sure15210.2
4) Less likely to give110.7
5) Much less likely to give40.3
Missing24 
TOTAL1497100.0
7) How would each characteristic listed below affect your likelihood of making a donation to a churchwide special offering? Would it make you more likely to give, less likely to give, or would it have no effect? The offering helps me relate to a specific ministry. (Q1SPECF)
TOTAL%
1) Much more likely to give37725.4
2) More likely to give78352.7
3) No effect/not sure30220.3
4) Less likely to give181.2
5) Much less likely to give50.3
Missing36 
TOTAL1485100.0
8) How would each characteristic listed below affect your likelihood of making a donation to a churchwide special offering? Would it make you more likely to give, less likely to give, or would it have no effect? The offering helps address systemic issues ("root causes"). (Q1SPECG)
TOTAL%
1) Much more likely to give34022.9
2) More likely to give59039.7
3) No effect/not sure49333.2
4) Less likely to give523.5
5) Much less likely to give120.8
Missing34 
TOTAL1487100.0
9) How would each characteristic listed below affect your likelihood of making a donation to a churchwide special offering? Would it make you more likely to give, less likely to give, or would it have no effect? The offering primarily serves people outside the church. (Q1SPECH)
TOTAL%
1) Much more likely to give996.7
2) More likely to give35023.5
3) No effect/not sure86658.2
4) Less likely to give15210.2
5) Much less likely to give201.3
Missing34 
TOTAL1487100.0
10) How would each characteristic listed below affect your likelihood of making a donation to a churchwide special offering? Would it make you more likely to give, less likely to give, or would it have no effect? The offering serves ministries located overseas. (Q1SPECI)
TOTAL%
1) Much more likely to give956.4
2) More likely to give38325.8
3) No effect/not sure87358.7
4) Less likely to give1218.1
5) Much less likely to give140.9
Missing35 
TOTAL1486100.0
11) How would each characteristic listed below affect your likelihood of making a donation to a churchwide special offering? Would it make you more likely to give, less likely to give, or would it have no effect? The offering serves ministries located in the United States. (Q1SPECJ)
TOTAL%
1) Much more likely to give1318.7
2) More likely to give57738.5
3) No effect/not sure75050.1
4) Less likely to give352.3
5) Much less likely to give50.3
Missing23 
TOTAL1498100.0
12) How would each characteristic listed below affect your likelihood of making a donation to a churchwide special offering? Would it make you more likely to give, less likely to give, or would it have no effect? The offering serves ministries in my local area. (Q1SPECK)
TOTAL%
1) Much more likely to give31120.8
2) More likely to give70247.0
3) No effect/not sure45030.1
4) Less likely to give241.6
5) Much less likely to give60.4
Missing28 
TOTAL1493100.0
13) How would each characteristic listed below affect your likelihood of making a donation to a churchwide special offering? Would it make you more likely to give, less likely to give, or would it have no effect? The offering has rigorous financial accountability. (Q1SPECL)
TOTAL%
1) Much more likely to give59740.0
2) More likely to give64943.5
3) No effect/not sure23415.7
4) Less likely to give90.6
5) Much less likely to give30.2
Missing29 
TOTAL1492100.0
14) How would each characteristic listed below affect your likelihood of making a donation to a churchwide special offering? Would it make you more likely to give, less likely to give, or would it have no effect? The offering is ecumenical in history and design. (Q1SPECM)
TOTAL%
1) Much more likely to give16711.2
2) More likely to give45730.6
3) No effect/not sure75150.2
4) Less likely to give976.5
5) Much less likely to give231.5
Missing26 
TOTAL1495100.0
15) How would each characteristic listed below affect your likelihood of making a donation to a churchwide special offering? Would it make you more likely to give, less likely to give, or would it have no effect? The offering addresses public policy issues. (Q1SPECN)
TOTAL%
1) Much more likely to give1127.6
2) More likely to give30921.0
3) No effect/not sure67045.5
4) Less likely to give27218.5
5) Much less likely to give1097.4
Missing49 
TOTAL1472100.0
16) How would each characteristic listed below affect your likelihood of making a donation to a churchwide special offering? Would it make you more likely to give, less likely to give, or would it have no effect? The offering gets help where it is needed efficiently and without delay. (Q1SPECO)
TOTAL%
1) Much more likely to give63142.3
2) More likely to give72248.4
3) No effect/not sure1349.0
4) Less likely to give40.3
5) Much less likely to give20.1
Missing28 
TOTAL1493100.0
17) How would each characteristic listed below affect your likelihood of making a donation to a churchwide special offering? Would it make you more likely to give, less likely to give, or would it have no effect? The offering remains faithful to deserving causes even when they recede from widespread public attention. (Q1SPECP)
TOTAL%
1) Much more likely to give37124.8
2) More likely to give72948.8
3) No effect/not sure37224.9
4) Less likely to give191.3
5) Much less likely to give40.3
Missing26 
TOTAL1495100.0
18) How would each characteristic listed below affect your likelihood of making a donation to a churchwide special offering? Would it make you more likely to give, less likely to give, or would it have no effect? The offering shifts emphases often to reflect emerging needs and ministries. (Q1SPECQ)
TOTAL%
1) Much more likely to give14910.0
2) More likely to give51934.7
3) No effect/not sure63042.1
4) Less likely to give17811.9
5) Much less likely to give201.3
Missing25 
TOTAL1496100.0
19) From the characteristics listed in Q1, which one would you say is the most important to you personally for a churchwide special offering to have? (IMPORTQ1)
TOTAL%
1) Is a tradition at our church.825.5
2) Lets our church keep a share of the donations and decide where to allocate them.1268.5
3) Helps me connect with other Christians concerned about the same ministry.634.2
4) Has a clearly defined focus.27418.5
5) Shows clearly how my gift helps specific people.20113.5
6) Helps me relate to a specific ministry.553.7
7) Helps address systemic issues ("root causes").1147.7
8) Primarily serves people outside the church.251.7
9) Serves ministries located overseas.171.1
10) Serves ministries located in the United States.151.0
11) Serves ministries in my local area.714.8
12) Has rigorous financial accountability.865.8
13) Is ecumenical in history and design.161.1
14) Addresses public policy issues.60.4
15) Gets help where it is needed efficiently and without delay.27618.6
16) Remains faithful to deserving causes even when they recede from widespread public attention.432.9
17) Shifts emphases often to reflect emerging needs and ministries.151.0
Missing36 
TOTAL1485100.0
20) Which two characteristics from the list in Q1 would you choose as your second and your third most-important ones for a churchwide special offering to have? Second most-important characteristic: (SIMPRTQ1)
TOTAL%
1) Is a tradition at our church.624.2
2) Lets our church keep a share of the donations and decide where to allocate them.1026.9
3) Helps me connect with other Christians concerned about the same ministry.604.1
4) Has a clearly defined focus.26417.9
5) Shows clearly how my gift helps specific people.18812.7
6) Helps me relate to a specific ministry.604.1
7) Helps address systemic issues ("root causes").886.0
8) Primarily serves people outside the church.120.8
9) Serves ministries located overseas.271.8
10) Serves ministries located in the United States.463.1
11) Serves ministries in my local area.765.2
12) Has rigorous financial accountability.1359.2
13) Is ecumenical in history and design.342.3
14) Addresses public policy issues.281.9
15) Gets help where it is needed efficiently and without delay.18712.7
16) Remains faithful to deserving causes even when they recede from widespread public attention.825.6
17) Shifts emphases often to reflect emerging needs and ministries.241.6
Missing46 
TOTAL1475100.0
21) Which two characteristics from the list in Q1 would you choose as your second and your third most-important ones for a churchwide special offering to have? Third most-important characteristic: (TIMPRTQ1)
TOTAL%
1) Is a tradition at our church.533.6
2) Lets our church keep a share of the donations and decide where to allocate them.745.0
3) Helps me connect with other Christians concerned about the same ministry.594.0
4) Has a clearly defined focus.14810.1
5) Shows clearly how my gift helps specific people.16311.1
6) Helps me relate to a specific ministry.896.1
7) Helps address systemic issues ("root causes").916.2
8) Primarily serves people outside the church.211.4
9) Serves ministries located overseas.271.8
10) Serves ministries located in the United States.382.6
11) Serves ministries in my local area.926.3
12) Has rigorous financial accountability.17712.0
13) Is ecumenical in history and design.443.0
14) Addresses public policy issues.261.8
15) Gets help where it is needed efficiently and without delay.21714.8
16) Remains faithful to deserving causes even when they recede from widespread public attention.1107.5
17) Shifts emphases often to reflect emerging needs and ministries.412.8
Missing51 
TOTAL1470100.0
22) Below is an alphabetical list of possible causes and issues that churchwide special offerings might support. For each one, indicate how likely you, personally, would be to contribute money to a special offering dedicated to that issue. I, personally, would contribute to a churchwide special offering to address environmental issues. (Q2AENVIR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, definitely20813.9
2) Yes, probably43028.7
3) Maybe yes, maybe no41027.4
4) No, probably not31721.2
5) No, definitely not1157.7
6) No opinion171.1
Missing24 
TOTAL1497100.0
23) Below is an alphabetical list of possible causes and issues that churchwide special offerings might support. For each one, indicate how likely you, personally, would be to contribute money to a special offering dedicated to that issue. I, personally, would contribute to a churchwide special offering to address the root causes of hunger. (Q2BHUNGR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, definitely50233.6
2) Yes, probably64543.2
3) Maybe yes, maybe no24516.4
4) No, probably not674.5
5) No, definitely not171.1
6) No opinion161.1
Missing29 
TOTAL1492100.0
24) Below is an alphabetical list of possible causes and issues that churchwide special offerings might support. For each one, indicate how likely you, personally, would be to contribute money to a special offering dedicated to that issue. I, personally, would contribute to a churchwide special offering to establish new Presbyterian congregations in the United States ("new church development"). (Q2CNCONG)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, definitely15410.3
2) Yes, probably49232.8
3) Maybe yes, maybe no55937.3
4) No, probably not23715.8
5) No, definitely not342.3
6) No opinion231.5
Missing22 
TOTAL1499100.0
25) Below is an alphabetical list of possible causes and issues that churchwide special offerings might support. For each one, indicate how likely you, personally, would be to contribute money to a special offering dedicated to that issue. I, personally, would contribute to a churchwide special offering to foster spiritual growth of individual Presbyterians. (Q2DSGROW)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, definitely1409.4
2) Yes, probably45730.7
3) Maybe yes, maybe no56838.1
4) No, probably not26017.4
5) No, definitely not443.0
6) No opinion221.5
Missing30 
TOTAL1491100.0
26) Below is an alphabetical list of possible causes and issues that churchwide special offerings might support. For each one, indicate how likely you, personally, would be to contribute money to a special offering dedicated to that issue. I, personally, would contribute to a churchwide special offering to give people basic necessities (food, shelter, health care). (Q2ENECES)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, definitely59839.7
2) Yes, probably69746.3
3) Maybe yes, maybe no17211.4
4) No, probably not221.5
5) No, definitely not90.6
6) No opinion70.5
Missing16 
TOTAL1505100.0
27) Below is an alphabetical list of possible causes and issues that churchwide special offerings might support. For each one, indicate how likely you, personally, would be to contribute money to a special offering dedicated to that issue. I, personally, would contribute to a churchwide special offering to help children. (Q2FCHILD)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, definitely60240.1
2) Yes, probably66444.2
3) Maybe yes, maybe no19813.2
4) No, probably not251.7
5) No, definitely not40.3
6) No opinion90.6
Missing19 
TOTAL1502100.0
28) Below is an alphabetical list of possible causes and issues that churchwide special offerings might support. For each one, indicate how likely you, personally, would be to contribute money to a special offering dedicated to that issue. I, personally, would contribute to a churchwide special offering to help disadvantaged people who have already taken steps to improve their communities. (Q2GDISAD)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, definitely37925.3
2) Yes, probably78952.6
3) Maybe yes, maybe no27718.5
4) No, probably not342.3
5) No, definitely not60.4
6) No opinion151.0
Missing21 
TOTAL1500100.0
29) Below is an alphabetical list of possible causes and issues that churchwide special offerings might support. For each one, indicate how likely you, personally, would be to contribute money to a special offering dedicated to that issue. I, personally, would contribute to a churchwide special offering to help retired ministers and missionaries who have health needs or low incomes. (Q2HRETIR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, definitely29519.6
2) Yes, probably71747.7
3) Maybe yes, maybe no38425.6
4) No, probably not855.7
5) No, definitely not110.7
6) No opinion100.7
Missing19 
TOTAL1502100.0
30) Below is an alphabetical list of possible causes and issues that churchwide special offerings might support. For each one, indicate how likely you, personally, would be to contribute money to a special offering dedicated to that issue. I, personally, would contribute to a churchwide special offering to help struggling rural congregations. (Q2IRURAL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, definitely1449.6
2) Yes, probably52835.2
3) Maybe yes, maybe no60740.5
4) No, probably not17911.9
5) No, definitely not221.5
6) No opinion191.3
Missing22 
TOTAL1499100.0
31) Below is an alphabetical list of possible causes and issues that churchwide special offerings might support. For each one, indicate how likely you, personally, would be to contribute money to a special offering dedicated to that issue. I, personally, would contribute to a churchwide special offering to promote peacemaking and conflict resolution. (Q2JPEACE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, definitely21814.6
2) Yes, probably43929.4
3) Maybe yes, maybe no48132.3
4) No, probably not24416.4
5) No, definitely not825.5
6) No opinion271.8
Missing30 
TOTAL1491100.0
32) Below is an alphabetical list of possible causes and issues that churchwide special offerings might support. For each one, indicate how likely you, personally, would be to contribute money to a special offering dedicated to that issue. I, personally, would contribute to a churchwide special offering to provide emergency relief following disasters (famine, war, flood, earthquake). (Q2KEMERG)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, definitely76850.9
2) Yes, probably58438.7
3) Maybe yes, maybe no1298.6
4) No, probably not151.0
5) No, definitely not40.3
6) No opinion80.5
Missing13 
TOTAL1508100.0
33) Below is an alphabetical list of possible causes and issues that churchwide special offerings might support. For each one, indicate how likely you, personally, would be to contribute money to a special offering dedicated to that issue. I, personally, would contribute to a churchwide special offering to provide food for the hungry. (Q2LFOOD)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, definitely61741.2
2) Yes, probably66044.0
3) Maybe yes, maybe no18312.2
4) No, probably not251.7
5) No, definitely not60.4
6) No opinion80.5
Missing22 
TOTAL1499100.0
34) Below is an alphabetical list of possible causes and issues that churchwide special offerings might support. For each one, indicate how likely you, personally, would be to contribute money to a special offering dedicated to that issue. I, personally, would contribute to a churchwide special offering to provide money for the General Assembly Council to decide how to allocate. (Q2MGAC)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, definitely312.1
2) Yes, probably15110.1
3) Maybe yes, maybe no48832.6
4) No, probably not45330.2
5) No, definitely not34823.2
6) No opinion271.8
Missing23 
TOTAL1498100.0
35) Below is an alphabetical list of possible causes and issues that churchwide special offerings might support. For each one, indicate how likely you, personally, would be to contribute money to a special offering dedicated to that issue. I, personally, would contribute to a churchwide special offering to support health ministries in impoverished parts of the United States. (Q2NIMPOV)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, definitely21114.1
2) Yes, probably67044.7
3) Maybe yes, maybe no47331.5
4) No, probably not1097.3
5) No, definitely not171.1
6) No opinion201.3
Missing21 
TOTAL1500100.0
36) Below is an alphabetical list of possible causes and issues that churchwide special offerings might support. For each one, indicate how likely you, personally, would be to contribute money to a special offering dedicated to that issue. I, personally, would contribute to a churchwide special offering to support health ministries in impoverished parts of other countries. (Q2OIMPVW)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, definitely19813.2
2) Yes, probably64943.3
3) Maybe yes, maybe no49232.8
4) No, probably not1117.4
5) No, definitely not291.9
6) No opinion211.4
Missing21 
TOTAL1500100.0
37) Below is an alphabetical list of possible causes and issues that churchwide special offerings might support. For each one, indicate how likely you, personally, would be to contribute money to a special offering dedicated to that issue. I, personally, would contribute to a churchwide special offering to support inner-city ministries. (Q2PINCTY)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, definitely17011.3
2) Yes, probably60840.5
3) Maybe yes, maybe no56337.5
4) No, probably not1218.1
5) No, definitely not201.3
6) No opinion211.4
Missing18 
TOTAL1503100.0
38) Below is an alphabetical list of possible causes and issues that churchwide special offerings might support. For each one, indicate how likely you, personally, would be to contribute money to a special offering dedicated to that issue. I, personally, would contribute to a churchwide special offering to support social justice ministries. (Q2QSJUST)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, definitely16811.2
2) Yes, probably39426.4
3) Maybe yes, maybe no53635.9
4) No, probably not25617.1
5) No, definitely not1077.2
6) No opinion332.2
Missing27 
TOTAL1494100.0
39) Below is an alphabetical list of possible causes and issues that churchwide special offerings might support. For each one, indicate how likely you, personally, would be to contribute money to a special offering dedicated to that issue. I, personally, would contribute to a churchwide special offering to support PC(USA)-affiliated minority racial-ethnic schools and colleges. (Q2RPCUSA)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, definitely1077.1
2) Yes, probably41527.7
3) Maybe yes, maybe no59339.6
4) No, probably not26917.9
5) No, definitely not895.9
6) No opinion261.7
Missing22 
TOTAL1499100.0
40) Below is an alphabetical list of possible causes and issues that churchwide special offerings might support. For each one, indicate how likely you, personally, would be to contribute money to a special offering dedicated to that issue. I, personally, would contribute to a churchwide special offering to support the National Council of Churches and World Council of Churches. (Q2SNCC)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, definitely694.6
2) Yes, probably23215.4
3) Maybe yes, maybe no51734.4
4) No, probably not36524.3
5) No, definitely not28919.2
6) No opinion302.0
Missing19 
TOTAL1502100.0
41) Below is an alphabetical list of possible causes and issues that churchwide special offerings might support. For each one, indicate how likely you, personally, would be to contribute money to a special offering dedicated to that issue. I, personally, would contribute to a churchwide special offering to support youth and young adult ministries. (Q2TYOUTH)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, definitely20513.7
2) Yes, probably62441.7
3) Maybe yes, maybe no53535.7
4) No, probably not1006.7
5) No, definitely not191.3
6) No opinion140.9
Missing24 
TOTAL1497100.0
42) From the options listed in Q2, which cause/purpose would you personally most favor to receive funds raised through a churchwide special offering? (Q2MFAVOR)
TOTAL%
1) Address environmental issues493.3
2) Address the root causes of hunger15210.3
3) Establish new Presbyterian congregations in the United States ("new church development")976.6
4) Foster spiritual growth of individual Presbyterians503.4
5) Give people basic necessities (food, shelter, health care)31921.6
6) Help children16110.9
7) Help disadvantaged people who have already taken steps to improve their communities604.1
8) Help retired ministers and missionaries who have health needs or low incomes443.0
9) Help struggling rural congregations120.8
10) Promote peacemaking and conflict resolution382.6
11) Provide emergency relief following disasters (famine, war, flood, earthquake)32321.8
12) Provide food for the hungry614.1
13) Provide money for the General Assembly Council to decide how to allocate40.3
14) Support health ministries in impoverished parts of the United States201.4
15) Support health ministries in impoverished parts of other countries70.5
16) Support inner-city ministries110.7
17) Support social justice ministries281.9
18) Support PC(USA)-affiliated minority racial-ethnic schools and colleges100.7
19) Support the National Council of Churches and World Council of Churches10.1
20) Support youth and young adult ministries332.2
Missing41 
TOTAL1480100.0
43) Which cause/issues from the list in Q2 would you choose as your second and third most-favored causes/issues to receive special offering funds? Second most-favored cause/issue: (Q2SFAVOR)
TOTAL%
1) Address environmental issues503.4
2) Address the root causes of hunger1409.5
3) Establish new Presbyterian congregations in the United States ("new church development")453.1
4) Foster spiritual growth of individual Presbyterians463.1
5) Give people basic necessities (food, shelter, health care)21914.8
6) Help children18612.6
7) Help disadvantaged people who have already taken steps to improve their communities845.7
8) Help retired ministers and missionaries who have health needs or low incomes785.3
9) Help struggling rural congregations352.4
10) Promote peacemaking and conflict resolution543.7
11) Provide emergency relief following disasters (famine, war, flood, earthquake)25917.6
12) Provide food for the hungry1006.8
13) Provide money for the General Assembly Council to decide how to allocate30.2
14) Support health ministries in impoverished parts of the United States332.2
15) Support health ministries in impoverished parts of other countries402.7
16) Support inner-city ministries211.4
17) Support social justice ministries221.5
18) Support PC(USA)-affiliated minority racial-ethnic schools and colleges130.9
19) Support the National Council of Churches and World Council of Churches30.2
20) Support youth and young adult ministries443.0
Missing46 
TOTAL1475100.0
44) Which cause/issues from the list in Q2 would you choose as your second and third most-favored causes/issues to receive special offering funds? Third most-favored cause/issue: (Q2TFAVOR)
TOTAL%
1) Address environmental issues412.8
2) Address the root causes of hunger855.8
3) Establish new Presbyterian congregations in the United States ("new church development")584.0
4) Foster spiritual growth of individual Presbyterians402.7
5) Give people basic necessities (food, shelter, health care)1268.6
6) Help children16611.3
7) Help disadvantaged people who have already taken steps to improve their communities1167.9
8) Help retired ministers and missionaries who have health needs or low incomes1006.8
9) Help struggling rural congregations473.2
10) Promote peacemaking and conflict resolution584.0
11) Provide emergency relief following disasters (famine, war, flood, earthquake)19013.0
12) Provide food for the hungry17812.2
13) Provide money for the General Assembly Council to decide how to allocate120.8
14) Support health ministries in impoverished parts of the United States563.8
15) Support health ministries in impoverished parts of other countries402.7
16) Support inner-city ministries271.8
17) Support social justice ministries392.7
18) Support PC(USA)-affiliated minority racial-ethnic schools and colleges70.5
19) Support the National Council of Churches and World Council of Churches151.0
20) Support youth and young adult ministries634.3
Missing57 
TOTAL1464100.0
45) Please indicate which churchwide special offerings your congregation has received in the past year, and whether you have made a contribution to each of those. Did your congregation receive this churchwide special offering? OGHS (Q3AOGHS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes130587.6
2) No896.0
3) Don't know956.4
Missing32 
TOTAL1489100.0
46) Please indicate which churchwide special offerings your congregation has received in the past year, and whether you have made a contribution to each of those. Did your congregation receive this churchwide special offering? Pentecost (Q3APENTE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes60642.4
2) No55538.8
3) Don't know26918.8
Missing91 
TOTAL1430100.0
47) Please indicate which churchwide special offerings your congregation has received in the past year, and whether you have made a contribution to each of those. Did your congregation receive this churchwide special offering? Peacemaking (Q3APEACE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes75052.1
2) No43430.2
3) Don't know25517.7
Missing82 
TOTAL1439100.0
48) Please indicate which churchwide special offerings your congregation has received in the past year, and whether you have made a contribution to each of those. Did your congregation receive this churchwide special offering? Christmas Joy (Q3ACJOY)
TOTAL%
1) Yes112777.2
2) No19713.5
3) Don't know1359.3
Missing62 
TOTAL1459100.0
49) Please indicate which churchwide special offerings your congregation has received in the past year, and whether you have made a contribution to each of those. If your church participated in this special offering, did you or any member of your household contribute? OGHS (Q3BOGHS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes107079.4
2) No19514.5
3) Don't know826.1
Missing174 
TOTAL1347100.0
50) Please indicate which churchwide special offerings your congregation has received in the past year, and whether you have made a contribution to each of those. If your church participated in this special offering, did you or any member of your household contribute? Pentecost (Q3BPENTE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes39741.7
2) No42344.5
3) Don't know13113.8
Missing570 
TOTAL951100.0
51) Please indicate which churchwide special offerings your congregation has received in the past year, and whether you have made a contribution to each of those. If your church participated in this special offering, did you or any member of your household contribute? Peacemaking (Q3BPEACE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes48648.3
2) No38538.2
3) Don't know13613.5
Missing514 
TOTAL1007100.0
52) Please indicate which churchwide special offerings your congregation has received in the past year, and whether you have made a contribution to each of those. If your church participated in this special offering, did you or any member of your household contribute? Christmas Joy (Q3BCJOY)
TOTAL%
1) Yes82968.9
2) No27422.8
3) Don't know1018.4
Missing317 
TOTAL1204100.0
53) Please indicate which churchwide special offerings your congregation has received in the past year, and whether you have made a contribution to each of those. If you/your household contributed to this special offering, approximately how many dollars did you/your household contribute? OGHS (Q3COGHS)
TOTAL%
0) 10.1
1) 30.3
2) 20.2
3) 10.1
5) 212.2
8) 10.1
10) 10811.4
12) 10.1
15) 111.2
18) 10.1
20) 13113.8
25) 17518.5
28) 10.1
30) 242.5
35) 70.7
40) 141.5
42) 10.1
50) 18719.8
51) 10.1
55) 20.2
56) 10.1
60) 10.1
66) 10.1
70) 10.1
75) 141.5
80) 10.1
88) 10.1
95) 10.1
100) 14014.8
112) 10.1
125) 70.7
142) 10.1
150) 151.6
175) 10.1
200) 323.4
220) 10.1
250) 50.5
275) 10.1
300) 60.6
370) 10.1
400) 30.3
450) 20.2
500) 80.8
600) 10.1
700) 10.1
1000) 40.4
2000) 20.2
Missing575 
TOTAL946100.0
54) Please indicate which churchwide special offerings your congregation has received in the past year, and whether you have made a contribution to each of those. If you/your household contributed to this special offering, approximately how many dollars did you/your household contribute? Pentecost (Q3CPENTE)
TOTAL%
0) 174.6
1) 20.5
2) 20.5
5) 154.1
10) 4612.5
12) 10.3
15) 30.8
20) 5615.2
25) 9325.3
28) 10.3
30) 92.4
35) 41.1
40) 41.1
50) 5514.9
55) 20.5
75) 20.5
88) 10.3
100) 4111.1
110) 10.3
125) 10.3
150) 41.1
200) 41.1
250) 20.5
501) 10.3
700) 10.3
Missing1153 
TOTAL368100.0
55) Please indicate which churchwide special offerings your congregation has received in the past year, and whether you have made a contribution to each of those. If you/your household contributed to this special offering, approximately how many dollars did you/your household contribute? Peacemaking (Q3CPEACE)
TOTAL%
0) 102.1
1) 30.6
5) 173.5
8) 10.2
10) 6313.0
15) 61.2
20) 6713.9
25) 12425.7
28) 10.2
30) 122.5
35) 30.6
40) 71.4
50) 8417.4
54) 10.2
55) 10.2
60) 20.4
75) 61.2
88) 10.2
100) 5210.8
125) 10.2
150) 20.4
160) 10.2
200) 112.3
250) 10.2
300) 20.4
500) 30.6
1000) 10.2
Missing1038 
TOTAL483100.0
56) Please indicate which churchwide special offerings your congregation has received in the past year, and whether you have made a contribution to each of those. If you/your household contributed to this special offering, approximately how many dollars did you/your household contribute? Christmas Joy (Q3CCJOY)
TOTAL%
0) 70.9
1) 30.4
2) 10.1
5) 222.9
10) 8811.7
15) 111.5
20) 11214.8
22) 10.1
25) 14719.5
28) 20.3
30) 233.0
35) 40.5
38) 10.1
40) 70.9
46) 10.1
50) 17122.6
54) 10.1
55) 20.3
60) 20.3
75) 70.9
80) 10.1
88) 10.1
90) 10.1
100) 10013.2
125) 40.5
150) 70.9
180) 10.1
200) 141.9
220) 10.1
300) 40.5
500) 30.4
550) 10.1
1000) 20.3
2000) 20.3
Missing766 
TOTAL755100.0
57) If you contributed to either the Pentecost or Peacemaking Offering in the last year: Both of these offerings allow congregations to decide where a portion of the funds will go. Which statement best describes how this "local option" feature influenced your decision(s) to contribute? Pentecost (congregation allocates 40%) (Q4APENTE)
TOTAL%
1) I gave but didn't know about this feature.676.7
2) I gave primarily/entirely because of this feature.555.5
3) I gave partly because of this feature.13413.5
4) I likely would have contributed even without this feature.16716.8
5) I definitely would have contributed even without this feature.899.0
6) I did not contribute22222.4
7) My church did not receive this offering25926.1
Missing528 
TOTAL993100.0
58) If you contributed to either the Pentecost or Peacemaking Offering in the last year: Both of these offerings allow congregations to decide where a portion of the funds will go. Which statement best describes how this "local option" feature influenced your decision(s) to contribute? Peacemaking (congregation allocates 25%) (Q4BPEACE)
TOTAL%
1) I gave but didn't know about this feature.747.3
2) I gave primarily/entirely because of this feature.525.1
3) I gave partly because of this feature.13713.4
4) I likely would have contributed even without this feature.18818.4
5) I definitely would have contributed even without this feature.13413.2
6) I did not contribute24223.7
7) My church did not receive this offering19218.8
Missing502 
TOTAL1019100.0
59) Were any of the churchwide special offerings received (collected) by your congregation in the last 12 months taken at a different time of the year than is typical or is usually suggested by the PC(USA)? (TIMEOFFR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes614.1
2) No108673.6
3) Don't know30120.4
4) Did not receive any churchwide special offerings271.8
Missing46 
TOTAL1475100.0
60) Are four churchwide special offerings… (FREQOFFR)
TOTAL%
1) Too many?36624.4
2) The right number?70046.8
3) Too few?221.5
4) Not sure40927.3
Missing24 
TOTAL1497100.0
61) What is the minimum number of weeks that you think should separate each churchwide special offering and the next? Write the number on the line. (Weeks) (NUMWEEKS)
TOTAL%
0) 10.1
1) 10.1
2) 50.5
3) 111.1
4) 404.1
5) 151.5
6) 495.0
7) 80.8
8) 15415.8
9) 90.9
10) 13513.8
11) 151.5
12) 30731.5
13) 495.0
14) 50.5
15) 161.6
16) 353.6
17) 30.3
18) 101.0
20) 222.3
21) 10.1
22) 10.1
24) 80.8
25) 80.8
26) 495.0
30) 30.3
50) 10.1
51) 10.1
52) 131.3
90) 10.1
Missing545 
TOTAL976100.0
62) What is the minimum number of weeks that you think should separate each churchwide special offering and the next? Check here if you have no opinion. (NUMWKSNO)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked102067.1
1) Checked50132.9
TOTAL1521100.0
63) In general, do you think the interval between each churchwide special offering and the next is too long, too short, or about the right amount of time? Between OGHS (Lent/Easter) and Pentecost (May/June) (Q8INTERA)
TOTAL%
1) Too long50.4
2) Too short48233.8
3) Right interval62043.4
4) Not sure32122.5
Missing93 
TOTAL1428100.0
64) In general, do you think the interval between each churchwide special offering and the next is too long, too short, or about the right amount of time? Between Pentecost (May/June) and Peacemaking (early October) (Q8INTERB)
TOTAL%
1) Too long1127.7
2) Too short906.2
3) Right interval82156.7
4) Not sure42429.3
Missing74 
TOTAL1447100.0
65) In general, do you think the interval between each churchwide special offering and the next is too long, too short, or about the right amount of time? Between Peacemaking (early October) and Christmas Joy (Advent/Christmas) (Q8INTERC)
TOTAL%
1) Too long50.3
2) Too short28119.3
3) Right interval80655.2
4) Not sure36725.2
Missing62 
TOTAL1459100.0
66) In general, do you think the interval between each churchwide special offering and the next is too long, too short, or about the right amount of time? Between Christmas Joy (Advent/Christmas) and OGHS (Lent/Easter) (Q8INTERD)
TOTAL%
1) Too long372.5
2) Too short835.7
3) Right interval101769.6
4) Not sure32422.2
Missing60 
TOTAL1461100.0
67) How appropriate is the match between each churchwide special offering (including the causes it supports) and the time in the church (liturgical) year when it is typically received? OGHS, Lent/Easter: hunger, disaster assistance, self-development of people (Q9MATCHA)
TOTAL%
1) Very appropriate56538.4
2) Appropriate56938.7
3) Somewhat appropriate1147.7
4) Not too appropriate271.8
5) Not sure19713.4
Missing49 
TOTAL1472100.0
68) How appropriate is the match between each churchwide special offering (including the causes it supports) and the time in the church (liturgical) year when it is typically received? Pentecost, Pentecost: youth and young adults, children at risk (Q9MATCHB)
TOTAL%
1) Very appropriate23015.9
2) Appropriate50635.0
3) Somewhat appropriate20514.2
4) Not too appropriate1329.1
5) Not sure37225.7
Missing76 
TOTAL1445100.0
69) How appropriate is the match between each churchwide special offering (including the causes it supports) and the time in the church (liturgical) year when it is typically received? Peacemaking, World Communion Sunday, October: peacemaking ministries (Q9MATCHC)
TOTAL%
1) Very appropriate39527.2
2) Appropriate52736.3
3) Somewhat appropriate15710.8
4) Not too appropriate624.3
5) Not sure31021.4
Missing70 
TOTAL1451100.0
70) How appropriate is the match between each churchwide special offering (including the causes it supports) and the time in the church (liturgical) year when it is typically received? Christmas Joy, Advent/Christmas: needy retired ministers, racial-ethnic schools (Q9MATCHD)
TOTAL%
1) Very appropriate42528.9
2) Appropriate51435.0
3) Somewhat appropriate18512.6
4) Not too appropriate1157.8
5) Not sure23115.7
Missing51 
TOTAL1470100.0
71) Would you like the PC(USA) to have a churchwide special offering to support overseas mission personnel, either as a new (fifth) churchwide special offering, or as a replacement for all or part of an existing churchwide special offering? (OVERSEAS)
TOTAL%
1) No42128.3
2) Maybe yes, maybe no32321.7
3) Yes, but not sure whether is should be a new offering or a replacement for a current offering25016.8
4) Yes, as a new (fifth) offering1469.8
5) Yes, as a replacement for all or part of one churchwide special offering34923.4
Missing32 
TOTAL1489100.0
72) If you checked "yes, as a replacement," indicate which offering or part of an offering you would replace: (REPLACE)
TOTAL%
1) All or part of OGHS122.5
2) All or part of Pentecost11624.1
3) All or part of Peacemaking21644.9
4) All or part of Christmas Joy5210.8
5) Not sure which one to replace8517.7
Missing1040 
TOTAL481100.0
73) Would your opinion on a special offering for international mission change if you knew that the PC(USA) would be eliminating many overseas missionary positions unless a new source of funding is found? (NEWFUND)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, I'd be more in favor of a special offering for international mission75751.1
2) Yes, I'd be less in favor of a special offering for international mission292.0
3) No, my opinion would stay the same48132.5
4) Not sure21514.5
Missing39 
TOTAL1482100.0
74) From the characteristics listed in Q1, which one would you say is the most important to you personally for a churchwide special offering to have? (Q1X)
TOTAL%
1) Is a tradition at our church.825.5
2) Lets our church keep a share of the donations and decide where to allocate them.1268.5
3) Helps me connect with other Christians concerned about the same ministry.634.2
4) Has a clearly defined focus.27418.5
5) Shows clearly how my gift helps specific people.20113.5
6) Helps me relate to a specific ministry.553.7
7) Helps address systemic issues ("root causes").1147.7
8) Primarily serves people outside the church.251.7
9) Serves ministries located overseas.171.1
10) Serves ministries located in the United States.151.0
11) Serves ministries in my local area.714.8
12) Has rigorous financial accountability.865.8
13) Is ecumenical in history and design.161.1
14) Addresses public policy issues.60.4
15) Gets help where it is needed efficiently and without delay.27618.6
16) Remains faithful to deserving causes even when they recede from widespread public attention.432.9
17) Shifts emphases often to reflect emerging needs and ministries.151.0
Missing36 
TOTAL1485100.0
75) Which two characteristics from the list in Q1 would you choose as your second and your third most-important ones for a churchwide special offering to have? Second most-important characteristic: (Q1Y)
TOTAL%
1) Is a tradition at our church.624.2
2) Lets our church keep a share of the donations and decide where to allocate them.1026.9
3) Helps me connect with other Christians concerned about the same ministry.604.1
4) Has a clearly defined focus.26417.9
5) Shows clearly how my gift helps specific people.18812.7
6) Helps me relate to a specific ministry.604.1
7) Helps address systemic issues ("root causes").886.0
8) Primarily serves people outside the church.120.8
9) Serves ministries located overseas.271.8
10) Serves ministries located in the United States.463.1
11) Serves ministries in my local area.765.2
12) Has rigorous financial accountability.1359.2
13) Is ecumenical in history and design.342.3
14) Addresses public policy issues.281.9
15) Gets help where it is needed efficiently and without delay.18712.7
16) Remains faithful to deserving causes even when they recede from widespread public attention.825.6
17) Shifts emphases often to reflect emerging needs and ministries.241.6
Missing46 
TOTAL1475100.0
76) Which two characteristics from the list in Q1 would you choose as your second and your third most-important ones for a churchwide special offering to have? Third most-important characteristic: (TIMPRTQ2)
TOTAL%
1) Is a tradition at our church.533.6
2) Lets our church keep a share of the donations and decide where to allocate them.745.0
3) Helps me connect with other Christians concerned about the same ministry.594.0
4) Has a clearly defined focus.14810.1
5) Shows clearly how my gift helps specific people.16311.1
6) Helps me relate to a specific ministry.896.1
7) Helps address systemic issues ("root causes").916.2
8) Primarily serves people outside the church.211.4
9) Serves ministries located overseas.271.8
10) Serves ministries located in the United States.382.6
11) Serves ministries in my local area.926.3
12) Has rigorous financial accountability.17712.0
13) Is ecumenical in history and design.443.0
14) Addresses public policy issues.261.8
15) Gets help where it is needed efficiently and without delay.21714.8
16) Remains faithful to deserving causes even when they recede from widespread public attention.1107.5
17) Shifts emphases often to reflect emerging needs and ministries.412.8
Missing51 
TOTAL1470100.0
77) From the options listed in Q2, which cause/purpose would you personally most favor to receive funds raised through a churchwide special offering? (Q2X)
TOTAL%
1) Address environmental issues493.3
2) Address the root causes of hunger15210.3
3) Establish new Presbyterian congregations in the United States ("new church development")976.6
4) Foster spiritual growth of individual Presbyterians503.4
5) Give people basic necessities (food, shelter, health care)31921.6
6) Help children16110.9
7) Help disadvantaged people who have already taken steps to improve their communities604.1
8) Help retired ministers and missionaries who have health needs or low incomes443.0
9) Help struggling rural congregations120.8
10) Promote peacemaking and conflict resolution382.6
11) Provide emergency relief following disasters (famine, war, flood, earthquake)32321.8
12) Provide food for the hungry614.1
13) Provide money for the General Assembly Council to decide how to allocate40.3
14) Support health ministries in impoverished parts of the United States201.4
15) Support health ministries in impoverished parts of other countries70.5
16) Support inner-city ministries110.7
17) Support social justice ministries281.9
18) Support PC(USA)-affiliated minority racial-ethnic schools and colleges100.7
19) Support the National Council of Churches and World Council of Churches10.1
20) Support youth and young adult ministries332.2
Missing41 
TOTAL1480100.0
78) Which cause/issues from the list in Q2 would you choose as your second and third most-favored causes/issues to receive special offering funds? Second most-favored cause/issue: (Q2Y)
TOTAL%
1) Address environmental issues503.4
2) Address the root causes of hunger1409.5
3) Establish new Presbyterian congregations in the United States ("new church development")453.1
4) Foster spiritual growth of individual Presbyterians463.1
5) Give people basic necessities (food, shelter, health care)21914.8
6) Help children18612.6
7) Help disadvantaged people who have already taken steps to improve their communities845.7
8) Help retired ministers and missionaries who have health needs or low incomes785.3
9) Help struggling rural congregations352.4
10) Promote peacemaking and conflict resolution543.7
11) Provide emergency relief following disasters (famine, war, flood, earthquake)25917.6
12) Provide food for the hungry1006.8
13) Provide money for the General Assembly Council to decide how to allocate30.2
14) Support health ministries in impoverished parts of the United States332.2
15) Support health ministries in impoverished parts of other countries402.7
16) Support inner-city ministries211.4
17) Support social justice ministries221.5
18) Support PC(USA)-affiliated minority racial-ethnic schools and colleges130.9
19) Support the National Council of Churches and World Council of Churches30.2
20) Support youth and young adult ministries443.0
Missing46 
TOTAL1475100.0
79) Which cause/issues from the list in Q2 would you choose as your second and third most-favored causes/issues to receive special offering funds? Third most-favored cause/issue: (Q2Z)
TOTAL%
1) Address environmental issues412.8
2) Address the root causes of hunger855.8
3) Establish new Presbyterian congregations in the United States ("new church development")584.0
4) Foster spiritual growth of individual Presbyterians412.8
5) Give people basic necessities (food, shelter, health care)1258.5
6) Help children16611.3
7) Help disadvantaged people who have already taken steps to improve their communities1167.9
8) Help retired ministers and missionaries who have health needs or low incomes1006.8
9) Help struggling rural congregations473.2
10) Promote peacemaking and conflict resolution584.0
11) Provide emergency relief following disasters (famine, war, flood, earthquake)19013.0
12) Provide food for the hungry17812.2
13) Provide money for the General Assembly Council to decide how to allocate120.8
14) Support health ministries in impoverished parts of the United States563.8
15) Support health ministries in impoverished parts of other countries402.7
16) Support inner-city ministries271.8
17) Support social justice ministries392.7
18) Support PC(USA)-affiliated minority racial-ethnic schools and colleges70.5
19) Support the National Council of Churches and World Council of Churches151.0
20) Support youth and young adult ministries634.3
Missing57 
TOTAL1464100.0
80) Response form: (RESPFORM)
TOTAL%
1) Paper125982.8
2) Web26217.2
TOTAL1521100.0
81) Sample (SAMPLE)
TOTAL%
1) Members34022.4
2) Elders48131.7
3) Clergy69846.0
Missing2 
TOTAL1519100.0