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

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All frequencies are raw numbers (no weights used).
1) Survey number (CODE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL6986149.152644
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 give19828.5
2) More likely to give34249.2
3) No effect/not sure13719.7
4) Less likely to give131.9
5) Much less likely to give50.7
Missing3 
TOTAL695100.0
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 give10214.7
2) More likely to give26538.3
3) No effect/not sure29542.6
4) Less likely to give233.3
5) Much less likely to give71.0
Missing6 
TOTAL692100.0
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 give10715.5
2) More likely to give37954.9
3) No effect/not sure18827.2
4) Less likely to give142.0
5) Much less likely to give20.3
Missing8 
TOTAL690100.0
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 give28240.7
2) More likely to give36452.5
3) No effect/not sure436.2
4) Less likely to give40.6
Missing5 
TOTAL693100.0
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 give28641.3
2) More likely to give33548.3
3) No effect/not sure689.8
4) Less likely to give40.6
Missing5 
TOTAL693100.0
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 give20429.6
2) More likely to give37354.1
3) No effect/not sure10715.5
4) Less likely to give40.6
5) Much less likely to give10.1
Missing9 
TOTAL689100.0
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 give21030.3
2) More likely to give28240.8
3) No effect/not sure16924.4
4) Less likely to give253.6
5) Much less likely to give60.9
Missing6 
TOTAL692100.0
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 give578.3
2) More likely to give18426.7
3) No effect/not sure39958.0
4) Less likely to give446.4
5) Much less likely to give40.6
Missing10 
TOTAL688100.0
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 give558.0
2) More likely to give19928.9
3) No effect/not sure40558.9
4) Less likely to give284.1
5) Much less likely to give10.1
Missing10 
TOTAL688100.0
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 give436.2
2) More likely to give22532.6
3) No effect/not sure40458.5
4) Less likely to give172.5
5) Much less likely to give20.3
Missing7 
TOTAL691100.0
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 give9613.9
2) More likely to give30344.0
3) No effect/not sure27539.9
4) Less likely to give142.0
5) Much less likely to give10.1
Missing9 
TOTAL689100.0
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 give29642.9
2) More likely to give29743.0
3) No effect/not sure9213.3
4) Less likely to give30.4
5) Much less likely to give20.3
Missing8 
TOTAL690100.0
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 give8912.8
2) More likely to give19628.3
3) No effect/not sure33348.1
4) Less likely to give659.4
5) Much less likely to give101.4
Missing5 
TOTAL693100.0
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 give7811.4
2) More likely to give16624.2
3) No effect/not sure26338.3
4) Less likely to give12718.5
5) Much less likely to give537.7
Missing11 
TOTAL687100.0
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 give33748.8
2) More likely to give30844.6
3) No effect/not sure436.2
4) Less likely to give20.3
5) Much less likely to give10.1
Missing7 
TOTAL691100.0
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 give21831.6
2) More likely to give32647.2
3) No effect/not sure14220.6
4) Less likely to give30.4
5) Much less likely to give10.1
Missing8 
TOTAL690100.0
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 give8412.2
2) More likely to give23133.4
3) No effect/not sure27439.7
4) Less likely to give9513.7
5) Much less likely to give71.0
Missing7 
TOTAL691100.0
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.365.3
2) Lets our church keep a share of the donations and decide where to allocate them.263.8
3) Helps me connect with other Christians concerned about the same ministry.284.1
4) Has a clearly defined focus.13219.3
5) Shows clearly how my gift helps specific people.9413.7
6) Helps me relate to a specific ministry.304.4
7) Helps address systemic issues ("root causes").8412.3
8) Primarily serves people outside the church.91.3
9) Serves ministries located overseas.101.5
10) Serves ministries located in the United States.30.4
11) Serves ministries in my local area.142.0
12) Has rigorous financial accountability.345.0
13) Is ecumenical in history and design.71.0
14) Addresses public policy issues.40.6
15) Gets help where it is needed efficiently and without delay.13720.0
16) Remains faithful to deserving causes even when they recede from widespread public attention.253.7
17) Shifts emphases often to reflect emerging needs and ministries.111.6
Missing14 
TOTAL684100.0
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.355.1
2) Lets our church keep a share of the donations and decide where to allocate them.385.6
3) Helps me connect with other Christians concerned about the same ministry.345.0
4) Has a clearly defined focus.13319.5
5) Shows clearly how my gift helps specific people.8011.7
6) Helps me relate to a specific ministry.304.4
7) Helps address systemic issues ("root causes").527.6
8) Primarily serves people outside the church.71.0
9) Serves ministries located overseas.142.1
10) Serves ministries located in the United States.91.3
11) Serves ministries in my local area.121.8
12) Has rigorous financial accountability.527.6
13) Is ecumenical in history and design.223.2
14) Addresses public policy issues.192.8
15) Gets help where it is needed efficiently and without delay.9213.5
16) Remains faithful to deserving causes even when they recede from widespread public attention.395.7
17) Shifts emphases often to reflect emerging needs and ministries.131.9
Missing17 
TOTAL681100.0
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.284.1
2) Lets our church keep a share of the donations and decide where to allocate them.314.6
3) Helps me connect with other Christians concerned about the same ministry.314.6
4) Has a clearly defined focus.6810.0
5) Shows clearly how my gift helps specific people.7210.6
6) Helps me relate to a specific ministry.426.2
7) Helps address systemic issues ("root causes").527.6
8) Primarily serves people outside the church.152.2
9) Serves ministries located overseas.121.8
10) Serves ministries located in the United States.60.9
11) Serves ministries in my local area.182.6
12) Has rigorous financial accountability.8812.9
13) Is ecumenical in history and design.263.8
14) Addresses public policy issues.182.6
15) Gets help where it is needed efficiently and without delay.9413.8
16) Remains faithful to deserving causes even when they recede from widespread public attention.608.8
17) Shifts emphases often to reflect emerging needs and ministries.192.8
Missing18 
TOTAL680100.0
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, definitely13018.9
2) Yes, probably23033.5
3) Maybe yes, maybe no15923.1
4) No, probably not12317.9
5) No, definitely not385.5
6) No opinion71.0
Missing11 
TOTAL687100.0
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, definitely29042.2
2) Yes, probably27239.5
3) Maybe yes, maybe no8712.6
4) No, probably not273.9
5) No, definitely not50.7
6) No opinion71.0
Missing10 
TOTAL688100.0
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, definitely10415.1
2) Yes, probably24936.0
3) Maybe yes, maybe no23534.0
4) No, probably not8111.7
5) No, definitely not162.3
6) No opinion60.9
Missing7 
TOTAL691100.0
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, definitely7711.2
2) Yes, probably20129.2
3) Maybe yes, maybe no25036.3
4) No, probably not13119.0
5) No, definitely not233.3
6) No opinion60.9
Missing10 
TOTAL688100.0
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, definitely29042.0
2) Yes, probably31145.0
3) Maybe yes, maybe no7410.7
4) No, probably not91.3
5) No, definitely not40.6
6) No opinion30.4
Missing7 
TOTAL691100.0
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, definitely26338.1
2) Yes, probably31445.4
3) Maybe yes, maybe no9413.6
4) No, probably not111.6
5) No, definitely not30.4
6) No opinion60.9
Missing7 
TOTAL691100.0
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, definitely18627.0
2) Yes, probably35451.4
3) Maybe yes, maybe no12117.6
4) No, probably not182.6
5) No, definitely not40.6
6) No opinion60.9
Missing9 
TOTAL689100.0
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, definitely16924.5
2) Yes, probably32046.4
3) Maybe yes, maybe no15322.2
4) No, probably not365.2
5) No, definitely not71.0
6) No opinion50.7
Missing8 
TOTAL690100.0
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, definitely7711.2
2) Yes, probably23033.4
3) Maybe yes, maybe no25937.6
4) No, probably not9613.9
5) No, definitely not162.3
6) No opinion111.6
Missing9 
TOTAL689100.0
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, definitely12518.3
2) Yes, probably22232.5
3) Maybe yes, maybe no17525.6
4) No, probably not11416.7
5) No, definitely not405.9
6) No opinion71.0
Missing15 
TOTAL683100.0
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, definitely40258.1
2) Yes, probably24335.1
3) Maybe yes, maybe no344.9
4) No, probably not71.0
5) No, definitely not20.3
6) No opinion40.6
Missing6 
TOTAL692100.0
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, definitely30844.6
2) Yes, probably29142.2
3) Maybe yes, maybe no7410.7
4) No, probably not121.7
5) No, definitely not30.4
6) No opinion20.3
Missing8 
TOTAL690100.0
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, definitely172.5
2) Yes, probably9013.1
3) Maybe yes, maybe no18526.9
4) No, probably not20129.2
5) No, definitely not18627.0
6) No opinion91.3
Missing10 
TOTAL688100.0
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, definitely10315.0
2) Yes, probably33048.0
3) Maybe yes, maybe no19428.2
4) No, probably not507.3
5) No, definitely not50.7
6) No opinion60.9
Missing10 
TOTAL688100.0
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, definitely12117.6
2) Yes, probably35551.6
3) Maybe yes, maybe no16924.6
4) No, probably not304.4
5) No, definitely not71.0
6) No opinion60.9
Missing10 
TOTAL688100.0
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, definitely9914.3
2) Yes, probably28240.9
3) Maybe yes, maybe no24435.4
4) No, probably not507.2
5) No, definitely not91.3
6) No opinion60.9
Missing8 
TOTAL690100.0
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, definitely11717.0
2) Yes, probably21331.0
3) Maybe yes, maybe no19127.8
4) No, probably not11516.7
5) No, definitely not436.3
6) No opinion91.3
Missing10 
TOTAL688100.0
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, definitely679.7
2) Yes, probably22933.1
3) Maybe yes, maybe no24835.9
4) No, probably not11216.2
5) No, definitely not284.1
6) No opinion71.0
Missing7 
TOTAL691100.0
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, definitely456.5
2) Yes, probably12818.5
3) Maybe yes, maybe no20529.7
4) No, probably not14020.3
5) No, definitely not16223.4
6) No opinion111.6
Missing7 
TOTAL691100.0
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, definitely9213.4
2) Yes, probably26338.4
3) Maybe yes, maybe no25437.1
4) No, probably not608.8
5) No, definitely not101.5
6) No opinion60.9
Missing13 
TOTAL685100.0
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 issues314.6
2) Address the root causes of hunger8612.7
3) Establish new Presbyterian congregations in the United States ("new church development")679.9
4) Foster spiritual growth of individual Presbyterians243.5
5) Give people basic necessities (food, shelter, health care)11817.4
6) Help children456.6
7) Help disadvantaged people who have already taken steps to improve their communities192.8
8) Help retired ministers and missionaries who have health needs or low incomes172.5
9) Help struggling rural congregations40.6
10) Promote peacemaking and conflict resolution202.9
11) Provide emergency relief following disasters (famine, war, flood, earthquake)17025.0
12) Provide food for the hungry243.5
13) Provide money for the General Assembly Council to decide how to allocate20.3
14) Support health ministries in impoverished parts of the United States60.9
15) Support health ministries in impoverished parts of other countries40.6
16) Support inner-city ministries81.2
17) Support social justice ministries213.1
18) Support PC(USA)-affiliated minority racial-ethnic schools and colleges50.7
19) Support the National Council of Churches and World Council of Churches10.1
20) Support youth and young adult ministries71.0
Missing19 
TOTAL679100.0
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 issues294.3
2) Address the root causes of hunger8612.7
3) Establish new Presbyterian congregations in the United States ("new church development")274.0
4) Foster spiritual growth of individual Presbyterians294.3
5) Give people basic necessities (food, shelter, health care)10114.9
6) Help children558.1
7) Help disadvantaged people who have already taken steps to improve their communities345.0
8) Help retired ministers and missionaries who have health needs or low incomes304.4
9) Help struggling rural congregations152.2
10) Promote peacemaking and conflict resolution253.7
11) Provide emergency relief following disasters (famine, war, flood, earthquake)11517.0
12) Provide food for the hungry405.9
13) Provide money for the General Assembly Council to decide how to allocate20.3
14) Support health ministries in impoverished parts of the United States142.1
15) Support health ministries in impoverished parts of other countries274.0
16) Support inner-city ministries91.3
17) Support social justice ministries162.4
18) Support PC(USA)-affiliated minority racial-ethnic schools and colleges81.2
19) Support the National Council of Churches and World Council of Churches30.4
20) Support youth and young adult ministries131.9
Missing20 
TOTAL678100.0
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 issues304.5
2) Address the root causes of hunger477.0
3) Establish new Presbyterian congregations in the United States ("new church development")314.6
4) Foster spiritual growth of individual Presbyterians203.0
5) Give people basic necessities (food, shelter, health care)497.3
6) Help children558.2
7) Help disadvantaged people who have already taken steps to improve their communities517.6
8) Help retired ministers and missionaries who have health needs or low incomes598.8
9) Help struggling rural congregations192.8
10) Promote peacemaking and conflict resolution385.6
11) Provide emergency relief following disasters (famine, war, flood, earthquake)8312.3
12) Provide food for the hungry7811.6
13) Provide money for the General Assembly Council to decide how to allocate50.7
14) Support health ministries in impoverished parts of the United States213.1
15) Support health ministries in impoverished parts of other countries243.6
16) Support inner-city ministries81.2
17) Support social justice ministries263.9
18) Support PC(USA)-affiliated minority racial-ethnic schools and colleges20.3
19) Support the National Council of Churches and World Council of Churches111.6
20) Support youth and young adult ministries172.5
Missing24 
TOTAL674100.0
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) Yes60487.9
2) No578.3
3) Don't know263.8
Missing11 
TOTAL687100.0
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) Yes26439.2
2) No34951.8
3) Don't know619.1
Missing24 
TOTAL674100.0
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) Yes36353.6
2) No27240.2
3) Don't know426.2
Missing21 
TOTAL677100.0
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) Yes51775.8
2) No13119.2
3) Don't know345.0
Missing16 
TOTAL682100.0
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) Yes51283.1
2) No8013.0
3) Don't know243.9
Missing82 
TOTAL616100.0
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) Yes18742.0
2) No22149.7
3) Don't know378.3
Missing253 
TOTAL445100.0
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) Yes25152.5
2) No19039.7
3) Don't know377.7
Missing220 
TOTAL478100.0
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) Yes39169.4
2) No14325.4
3) Don't know295.2
Missing135 
TOTAL563100.0
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%
2) 20.4
5) 51.1
10) 306.4
12) 10.2
15) 20.4
20) 4710.0
25) 8317.6
28) 10.2
30) 153.2
35) 30.6
40) 91.9
50) 11524.4
55) 10.2
56) 10.2
60) 10.2
66) 10.2
75) 91.9
80) 10.2
88) 10.2
95) 10.2
100) 8017.0
112) 10.2
125) 40.8
150) 102.1
175) 10.2
200) 234.9
220) 10.2
250) 20.4
300) 40.8
370) 10.2
400) 20.4
450) 20.4
500) 61.3
700) 10.2
1000) 20.4
2000) 20.4
Missing227 
TOTAL471100.0
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) 95.0
1) 10.6
5) 42.2
10) 158.4
12) 10.6
20) 2614.5
25) 5027.9
28) 10.6
30) 42.2
35) 10.6
40) 21.1
50) 3318.4
55) 10.6
75) 10.6
88) 10.6
100) 2312.8
150) 10.6
200) 42.2
700) 10.6
Missing519 
TOTAL179100.0
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) 62.4
1) 10.4
5) 31.2
8) 10.4
10) 239.0
20) 3212.5
25) 6425.1
28) 10.4
30) 62.4
35) 10.4
40) 41.6
50) 5521.6
54) 10.4
60) 20.8
75) 41.6
88) 10.4
100) 3312.9
150) 20.8
160) 10.4
200) 83.1
250) 10.4
300) 10.4
500) 31.2
1000) 10.4
Missing443 
TOTAL255100.0
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) 51.4
1) 10.3
5) 20.6
10) 287.9
15) 20.6
20) 4111.5
22) 10.3
25) 6718.8
28) 10.3
30) 123.4
35) 10.3
38) 10.3
40) 30.8
50) 10830.3
54) 10.3
60) 10.3
75) 30.8
80) 10.3
88) 10.3
90) 10.3
100) 5314.9
125) 10.3
150) 41.1
200) 92.5
220) 10.3
500) 20.6
550) 10.3
1000) 20.6
2000) 20.6
Missing342 
TOTAL356100.0
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.143.0
2) I gave primarily/entirely because of this feature.194.1
3) I gave partly because of this feature.5512.0
4) I likely would have contributed even without this feature.9320.2
5) I definitely would have contributed even without this feature.5411.7
6) I did not contribute7716.7
7) My church did not receive this offering14832.2
Missing238 
TOTAL460100.0
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.132.7
2) I gave primarily/entirely because of this feature.214.4
3) I gave partly because of this feature.6613.9
4) I likely would have contributed even without this feature.10021.0
5) I definitely would have contributed even without this feature.8818.5
6) I did not contribute8918.7
7) My church did not receive this offering9920.8
Missing222 
TOTAL476100.0
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) Yes334.9
2) No57485.3
3) Don't know517.6
4) Did not receive any churchwide special offerings152.2
Missing25 
TOTAL673100.0
60) Are four churchwide special offerings… (FREQOFFR)
TOTAL%
1) Too many?18426.7
2) The right number?35852.0
3) Too few?121.7
4) Not sure13519.6
Missing9 
TOTAL689100.0
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) 10.2
2) 30.6
3) 61.2
4) 173.4
5) 71.4
6) 285.6
7) 71.4
8) 8917.9
9) 61.2
10) 7915.9
11) 30.6
12) 13527.2
13) 244.8
14) 20.4
15) 112.2
16) 183.6
17) 30.6
18) 71.4
20) 142.8
22) 10.2
24) 40.8
25) 30.6
26) 204.0
30) 20.4
51) 10.2
52) 61.2
Missing201 
TOTAL497100.0
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 checked51874.2
1) Checked18025.8
TOTAL698100.0
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 long10.1
2) Too short27441.0
3) Right interval28142.1
4) Not sure11216.8
Missing30 
TOTAL668100.0
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 long588.6
2) Too short497.3
3) Right interval40059.4
4) Not sure16624.7
Missing25 
TOTAL673100.0
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 long30.4
2) Too short15322.6
3) Right interval38657.0
4) Not sure13519.9
Missing21 
TOTAL677100.0
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 long162.4
2) Too short446.5
3) Right interval49673.5
4) Not sure11917.6
Missing23 
TOTAL675100.0
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 appropriate32147.0
2) Appropriate22032.2
3) Somewhat appropriate608.8
4) Not too appropriate182.6
5) Not sure649.4
Missing15 
TOTAL683100.0
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 appropriate12819.0
2) Appropriate18827.9
3) Somewhat appropriate11717.4
4) Not too appropriate10115.0
5) Not sure14020.8
Missing24 
TOTAL674100.0
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 appropriate24536.3
2) Appropriate22232.9
3) Somewhat appropriate6910.2
4) Not too appropriate385.6
5) Not sure10115.0
Missing23 
TOTAL675100.0
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 appropriate21030.7
2) Appropriate22332.6
3) Somewhat appropriate10214.9
4) Not too appropriate7010.2
5) Not sure8011.7
Missing13 
TOTAL685100.0
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) No17425.3
2) Maybe yes, maybe no11416.6
3) Yes, but not sure whether is should be a new offering or a replacement for a current offering10715.6
4) Yes, as a new (fifth) offering7410.8
5) Yes, as a replacement for all or part of one churchwide special offering21831.7
Missing11 
TOTAL687100.0
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 OGHS10.4
2) All or part of Pentecost8633.3
3) All or part of Peacemaking12548.4
4) All or part of Christmas Joy238.9
5) Not sure which one to replace238.9
Missing440 
TOTAL258100.0
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 mission39758.0
2) Yes, I'd be less in favor of a special offering for international mission50.7
3) No, my opinion would stay the same22332.6
4) Not sure598.6
Missing14 
TOTAL684100.0
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.365.3
2) Lets our church keep a share of the donations and decide where to allocate them.263.8
3) Helps me connect with other Christians concerned about the same ministry.284.1
4) Has a clearly defined focus.13219.3
5) Shows clearly how my gift helps specific people.9413.7
6) Helps me relate to a specific ministry.304.4
7) Helps address systemic issues ("root causes").8412.3
8) Primarily serves people outside the church.91.3
9) Serves ministries located overseas.101.5
10) Serves ministries located in the United States.30.4
11) Serves ministries in my local area.142.0
12) Has rigorous financial accountability.345.0
13) Is ecumenical in history and design.71.0
14) Addresses public policy issues.40.6
15) Gets help where it is needed efficiently and without delay.13720.0
16) Remains faithful to deserving causes even when they recede from widespread public attention.253.7
17) Shifts emphases often to reflect emerging needs and ministries.111.6
Missing14 
TOTAL684100.0
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.355.1
2) Lets our church keep a share of the donations and decide where to allocate them.385.6
3) Helps me connect with other Christians concerned about the same ministry.345.0
4) Has a clearly defined focus.13319.5
5) Shows clearly how my gift helps specific people.8011.7
6) Helps me relate to a specific ministry.304.4
7) Helps address systemic issues ("root causes").527.6
8) Primarily serves people outside the church.71.0
9) Serves ministries located overseas.142.1
10) Serves ministries located in the United States.91.3
11) Serves ministries in my local area.121.8
12) Has rigorous financial accountability.527.6
13) Is ecumenical in history and design.223.2
14) Addresses public policy issues.192.8
15) Gets help where it is needed efficiently and without delay.9213.5
16) Remains faithful to deserving causes even when they recede from widespread public attention.395.7
17) Shifts emphases often to reflect emerging needs and ministries.131.9
Missing17 
TOTAL681100.0
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: (Q1Z)
TOTAL%
1) Is a tradition at our church.284.1
2) Lets our church keep a share of the donations and decide where to allocate them.314.6
3) Helps me connect with other Christians concerned about the same ministry.314.6
4) Has a clearly defined focus.6810.0
5) Shows clearly how my gift helps specific people.7210.6
6) Helps me relate to a specific ministry.426.2
7) Helps address systemic issues ("root causes").527.6
8) Primarily serves people outside the church.152.2
9) Serves ministries located overseas.121.8
10) Serves ministries located in the United States.60.9
11) Serves ministries in my local area.182.6
12) Has rigorous financial accountability.8812.9
13) Is ecumenical in history and design.263.8
14) Addresses public policy issues.182.6
15) Gets help where it is needed efficiently and without delay.9413.8
16) Remains faithful to deserving causes even when they recede from widespread public attention.608.8
17) Shifts emphases often to reflect emerging needs and ministries.192.8
Missing18 
TOTAL680100.0
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 issues314.6
2) Address the root causes of hunger8612.7
3) Establish new Presbyterian congregations in the United States ("new church development")679.9
4) Foster spiritual growth of individual Presbyterians243.5
5) Give people basic necessities (food, shelter, health care)11817.4
6) Help children456.6
7) Help disadvantaged people who have already taken steps to improve their communities192.8
8) Help retired ministers and missionaries who have health needs or low incomes172.5
9) Help struggling rural congregations40.6
10) Promote peacemaking and conflict resolution202.9
11) Provide emergency relief following disasters (famine, war, flood, earthquake)17025.0
12) Provide food for the hungry243.5
13) Provide money for the General Assembly Council to decide how to allocate20.3
14) Support health ministries in impoverished parts of the United States60.9
15) Support health ministries in impoverished parts of other countries40.6
16) Support inner-city ministries81.2
17) Support social justice ministries213.1
18) Support PC(USA)-affiliated minority racial-ethnic schools and colleges50.7
19) Support the National Council of Churches and World Council of Churches10.1
20) Support youth and young adult ministries71.0
Missing19 
TOTAL679100.0
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 issues294.3
2) Address the root causes of hunger8612.7
3) Establish new Presbyterian congregations in the United States ("new church development")274.0
4) Foster spiritual growth of individual Presbyterians294.3
5) Give people basic necessities (food, shelter, health care)10114.9
6) Help children558.1
7) Help disadvantaged people who have already taken steps to improve their communities345.0
8) Help retired ministers and missionaries who have health needs or low incomes304.4
9) Help struggling rural congregations152.2
10) Promote peacemaking and conflict resolution253.7
11) Provide emergency relief following disasters (famine, war, flood, earthquake)11517.0
12) Provide food for the hungry405.9
13) Provide money for the General Assembly Council to decide how to allocate20.3
14) Support health ministries in impoverished parts of the United States142.1
15) Support health ministries in impoverished parts of other countries274.0
16) Support inner-city ministries91.3
17) Support social justice ministries162.4
18) Support PC(USA)-affiliated minority racial-ethnic schools and colleges81.2
19) Support the National Council of Churches and World Council of Churches30.4
20) Support youth and young adult ministries131.9
Missing20 
TOTAL678100.0
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 issues304.5
2) Address the root causes of hunger477.0
3) Establish new Presbyterian congregations in the United States ("new church development")314.6
4) Foster spiritual growth of individual Presbyterians213.1
5) Give people basic necessities (food, shelter, health care)487.1
6) Help children558.2
7) Help disadvantaged people who have already taken steps to improve their communities517.6
8) Help retired ministers and missionaries who have health needs or low incomes598.8
9) Help struggling rural congregations192.8
10) Promote peacemaking and conflict resolution385.6
11) Provide emergency relief following disasters (famine, war, flood, earthquake)8312.3
12) Provide food for the hungry7811.6
13) Provide money for the General Assembly Council to decide how to allocate50.7
14) Support health ministries in impoverished parts of the United States213.1
15) Support health ministries in impoverished parts of other countries243.6
16) Support inner-city ministries81.2
17) Support social justice ministries263.9
18) Support PC(USA)-affiliated minority racial-ethnic schools and colleges20.3
19) Support the National Council of Churches and World Council of Churches111.6
20) Support youth and young adult ministries172.5
Missing24 
TOTAL674100.0
80) Response form: (RESPFORM)
TOTAL%
1) Paper54377.8
2) Web15522.2
TOTAL698100.0
81) Sample (SAMPLE)
TOTAL%
3) Clergy698100.0
TOTAL698100.0
82) In what year were you ordained as a minister of the Word and Sacrament? (ORDAINED)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL6951983.88611
83) If you were ordained by a denomination other than the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) or one of its predecessor denominations, name that body: (DENOMORD)
TOTAL%
1) Baptist724.1
2) Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)13.4
4) Lutheran13.4
5) Methodist827.6
6) Presbyterian26.9
7) Other Presbyterian26.9
8) Reformed13.4
10) United Church of Christ310.3
12) Other413.8
Missing669 
TOTAL29100.0
84) Are you currently enrolled in a graduate school, seminary, or theological school? (SCHOOL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes527.7
2) No62792.3
Missing19 
TOTAL679100.0
85) [If you are currently enrolled in a graduate school, seminary, or theological school] What degree do you seek? (DEGWORK)
TOTAL%
2) M.A.12.0
4) D.Min.3979.6
5) Ph.D./S.T.D./Th.D./Ed.D.816.3
6) Other12.0
Missing649 
TOTAL49100.0
86) [If you currently enrolled in a graduate school, seminary, or theological school] At what school are you enrolled? (SCHOOL2)
TOTAL%
4) Ashland13.2
5) Austin13.2
18) Columbia516.1
30) Fuller39.7
36) Iliff13.2
39) Lancaster13.2
41) Louisville PTS39.7
45) McCormick39.7
53) New York13.2
63) Pittsburgh412.9
65) Princeton13.2
66) Reformed13.2
68) San Francisco13.2
83) Wesley13.2
99) Other412.9
Missing667 
TOTAL31100.0
87) Before entering seminary for your B.D. or M.Div., were you engaged in any long-term secular job or career? (SECJOB)
TOTAL%
1) Yes28841.9
2) No40058.1
Missing10 
TOTAL688100.0
88) [If you were engaged in any long-term secular job or career before entering seminary] How long were you in that job or career? (YRSSECJB)
TOTAL%
1) 83.1
2) 186.9
3) 2911.2
3.5) 10.4
4) 249.3
5) 197.3
6) 166.2
7) 124.6
8) 103.9
9) 93.5
10) 2911.2
11) 72.7
12) 31.2
13) 41.5
14) 20.8
15) 135.0
16) 83.1
17) 10.4
18) 51.9
19) 10.4
20) 155.8
21) 31.2
23) 10.4
25) 31.2
26) 41.5
27) 10.4
28) 10.4
29) 10.4
30) 51.9
32) 10.4
35) 20.8
37) 20.8
39) 10.4
Missing439 
TOTAL259100.0
89) In what year did you receive your B.A., B.S., or other bachelor's degree? (YRBA)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL6961989.453449
90) What school awarded this degree? (SCHOOLBA)
TOTAL%
1) A Presbyterian-related college or university16023.2
2) Another church-related college or university14621.1
3) Other college or university38555.7
Missing7 
TOTAL691100.0
91) From what school and in what year did you receive your M.Div. or B.D. degree? School awarding degree: (NAMEMDIV)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL67549.72124
92) From what school and in what year did you receive your M.Div. or B.D. degree? Year received M.Div. or B.D. degree: (YRMDIV)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL6811982.84411
93) Check here if no other graduate degrees. (NOGRAD)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked46166.3
1) Checked23433.7
Missing3 
TOTAL695100.0
94) Check here if you have earned a M.C.E./M.R.E. in theology, Christian education, or religion. (MCEMRE)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked68398.1
1) Checked131.9
Missing2 
TOTAL696100.0
95) Year M.C.E./M.R.E. received: (YRMCEMRE)
TOTAL%
1953) 17.7
1963) 17.7
1969) 17.7
1971) 17.7
1976) 215.4
1980) 17.7
1981) 215.4
1985) 17.7
1988) 17.7
1992) 17.7
1994) 17.7
Missing685 
TOTAL13100.0
96) School awarding M.C.E./M.R.E. degree: (NAMEMCE)
TOTAL%
61) Perkins17.7
64) PSCE17.7
65) Princeton215.4
66) Reformed17.7
72) St. Paul17.7
78) Union PSCE646.2
99) Other17.7
Missing685 
TOTAL13100.0
97) Check here if you have earned a M.A. in theology, Christian education, or religion. (GRADMA)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked65594.1
1) Checked415.9
Missing2 
TOTAL696100.0
98) Year M.A. received: (YEARMA)
TOTAL%
1965) 12.4
1968) 12.4
1969) 12.4
1970) 12.4
1971) 12.4
1972) 37.3
1973) 24.9
1974) 24.9
1975) 12.4
1976) 24.9
1977) 24.9
1978) 12.4
1981) 37.3
1982) 12.4
1983) 12.4
1985) 24.9
1986) 12.4
1987) 24.9
1988) 12.4
1989) 37.3
1992) 12.4
1994) 12.4
1996) 12.4
1997) 24.9
1998) 12.4
2001) 12.4
2002) 12.4
2003) 12.4
Missing657 
TOTAL41100.0
99) School awarding M.A. degree: (NAMEMA)
TOTAL%
16) Claremont24.9
18) Columbia12.4
23) Duke University12.4
30) Fuller49.8
33) Gordon Conwell12.4
39) Lancaster12.4
60) Pacific School of Religion12.4
68) San Francisco12.4
74) Trinity Evangelical12.4
75) Union-Auburn12.4
78) Union PSCE819.5
79) University of Notre Dame12.4
85) Westminster12.4
99) Other1741.5
Missing657 
TOTAL41100.0
100) Check here if you have earned a Th.M./S.T.M. in theology, Christian education, or religion. (THMSTM)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked65894.5
1) Checked385.5
Missing2 
TOTAL696100.0
101) Year Th.M./S.T.M. received: (YRTHMSTM)
TOTAL%
1955) 12.6
1958) 12.6
1968) 12.6
1969) 25.3
1970) 12.6
1971) 12.6
1973) 12.6
1974) 12.6
1975) 410.5
1978) 12.6
1979) 12.6
1980) 12.6
1981) 12.6
1982) 12.6
1983) 25.3
1985) 12.6
1986) 12.6
1987) 25.3
1988) 12.6
1989) 25.3
1991) 12.6
1992) 25.3
1993) 12.6
1994) 12.6
1995) 12.6
1996) 12.6
1997) 12.6
2001) 12.6
2003) 12.6
2005) 12.6
Missing660 
TOTAL38100.0
102) School awarding Th.M./S.T.M. degree: (NTHM-STM)
TOTAL%
5) Austin25.3
18) Columbia25.3
34) Harvard University25.3
41) Louisville PTS12.6
45) McCormick12.6
63) Pittsburgh37.9
65) Princeton1642.1
69) Southeastern Baptist12.6
78) Union PSCE37.9
88) Yale12.6
99) Other615.8
Missing660 
TOTAL38100.0
103) Check here if you have received a D.Min. in theology, Christian education, or religion. (DMIN)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked53176.3
1) Checked16523.7
Missing2 
TOTAL696100.0
104) Year D.Min. degree received: (YRDMIN)
TOTAL%
1964) 10.6
1968) 10.6
1975) 21.2
1976) 21.2
1977) 21.2
1978) 53.1
1979) 53.1
1980) 63.7
1981) 42.5
1982) 63.7
1983) 31.9
1984) 63.7
1985) 53.1
1986) 74.3
1987) 42.5
1988) 74.3
1989) 53.1
1990) 42.5
1991) 63.7
1992) 63.7
1993) 53.1
1994) 31.9
1995) 63.7
1996) 106.2
1997) 63.7
1998) 42.5
1999) 63.7
2000) 53.1
2001) 53.1
2002) 63.7
2003) 84.9
2004) 31.9
2005) 84.9
Missing536 
TOTAL162100.0
105) School awarding D.Min. degree: (NAMEDMIN)
TOTAL%
2) Andover Newton42.4
4) Ashland10.6
5) Austin95.5
15) Christian Theo10.6
16) Claremont21.2
18) Columbia2817.1
19) Concordia10.6
20) Covenant10.6
21) Drew53.0
22) Dubuque31.8
24) Eastern Baptist10.6
30) Fuller95.5
31) Garrett Evangelical10.6
33) Gordon Conwell31.8
40) Lexington10.6
41) Louisville PTS84.9
45) McCormick2515.2
53) New York10.6
62) Phillips10.6
63) Pittsburgh95.5
65) Princeton74.3
68) San Francisco127.3
73) Trinity Lutheran10.6
74) Trinity Evangelical10.6
76) United Theo Dayton10.6
77) United Theo MN10.6
78) Union PSCE169.8
83) Wesley10.6
84) Western Theo Sem10.6
88) Yale10.6
90) United Theo Sem10.6
98) Union-unspecified10.6
99) Other63.7
Missing534 
TOTAL164100.0
106) Check here if you have received a Ph.D./S.T.D./Th.D. in theology, Christian education, or religion. (PHD)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked65293.7
1) Checked446.3
Missing2 
TOTAL696100.0
107) Year Ph.D./S.T.D./Th.D. degree received: (YRPHD)
TOTAL%
1967) 12.3
1968) 12.3
1969) 12.3
1970) 12.3
1973) 36.8
1976) 12.3
1978) 12.3
1979) 12.3
1980) 12.3
1982) 49.1
1983) 12.3
1984) 12.3
1985) 24.5
1986) 24.5
1988) 36.8
1990) 12.3
1992) 12.3
1993) 24.5
1997) 24.5
1998) 12.3
1999) 24.5
2000) 12.3
2001) 36.8
2002) 12.3
2003) 12.3
2004) 12.3
2005) 49.1
Missing654 
TOTAL44100.0
108) School awarding Ph.D./S.T.D./Th.D. degree: (NAMEPHD)
TOTAL%
16) Claremont49.1
21) Drew12.3
23) Duke University24.5
34) Harvard University12.3
63) Pittsburgh12.3
65) Princeton24.5
68) San Francisco12.3
74) Trinity Evangelical12.3
75) Union-Auburn24.5
78) Union PSCE24.5
81) Vanderbilt24.5
99) Other2556.8
Missing654 
TOTAL44100.0
109) Check here if you have received other graduate degrees in theology, Christian education, and religion. (OTHERGRD)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked68898.9
1) Checked81.1
Missing2 
TOTAL696100.0
110) Year all other degrees received: (YROTHER)
TOTAL%
1973) 112.5
1976) 112.5
1986) 112.5
1993) 112.5
1998) 112.5
2000) 112.5
2002) 112.5
2004) 112.5
Missing690 
TOTAL8100.0
111) School awarding other degrees: (NAMEOTHR)
TOTAL%
65) Princeton112.5
68) San Francisco112.5
78) Union PSCE112.5
83) Wesley112.5
99) Other450.0
Missing690 
TOTAL8100.0
112) List any other graduate degrees you have earned: (GRAD2)
TOTAL%
1) Bachelor's degree32.6
2) Master's degree10490.4
3) Doctoral degree76.1
4) Other10.9
Missing583 
TOTAL115100.0
113) Year degree received: (GRAD2YR)
TOTAL%
1951) 10.9
1957) 10.9
1959) 10.9
1962) 10.9
1963) 21.7
1965) 32.6
1966) 32.6
1967) 10.9
1968) 32.6
1969) 43.5
1970) 21.7
1971) 65.2
1972) 21.7
1973) 10.9
1974) 76.1
1975) 21.7
1976) 54.3
1977) 32.6
1978) 65.2
1979) 54.3
1980) 43.5
1981) 87.0
1982) 32.6
1983) 32.6
1984) 32.6
1985) 32.6
1986) 10.9
1987) 10.9
1988) 32.6
1989) 32.6
1990) 10.9
1991) 10.9
1992) 10.9
1993) 32.6
1995) 32.6
1996) 43.5
1997) 32.6
1998) 10.9
2000) 21.7
2003) 10.9
2004) 21.7
2005) 21.7
Missing583 
TOTAL115100.0
114) Major or subject: (MAJOR)
TOTAL%
1) Business/Finance/Accounting/Management119.7
2) Education1210.6
3) English/Humanities/Languages1715.0
4) Fine arts/Music76.2
5) Journalism/Communication/Speech21.8
6) Medical/Health32.7
7) Natural science/Engineering/Math/Computer science87.1
8) Philosophy/Religion/Theology32.7
9) Social and behavioral science/History3934.5
10) Other119.7
Missing585 
TOTAL113100.0
115) List any other graduate degrees you have earned: (GRAD3)
TOTAL%
1) Bachelor's degree29.5
2) Master's degree1152.4
3) Doctoral degree838.1
Missing677 
TOTAL21100.0
116) Year degree received: (GRAD3YR)
TOTAL%
1967) 14.8
1971) 14.8
1972) 29.5
1976) 14.8
1978) 29.5
1980) 29.5
1983) 14.8
1986) 14.8
1988) 14.8
1990) 14.8
1992) 29.5
1993) 14.8
1995) 14.8
1998) 314.3
2000) 14.8
Missing677 
TOTAL21100.0
117) Major or subject: (MAJOR3)
TOTAL%
2) Education419.0
3) English/Humanities/Languages14.8
6) Medical/Health29.5
7) Natural science/Engineering/Math/Computer science14.8
8) Philosophy/Religion/Theology29.5
9) Social and behavioral science/History942.9
10) Other29.5
Missing677 
TOTAL21100.0
118) Which category(-ies) below describes your current paid employment? Pastor, co-pastor, associate, or other pastor in a congregation (PASTORAL)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked18326.3
1) Checked51373.7
Missing2 
TOTAL696100.0
119) Which category(-ies) below describes your current paid employment? Other position in a congregation (specify) (POSITION)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked67196.4
1) Checked253.6
Missing2 
TOTAL696100.0
120) Which category(-ies) below describes your current paid employment? Non-parish job or ministry (NONPARSH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked55679.9
1) Checked14020.1
Missing2 
TOTAL696100.0
121) Which category(-ies) below describes your current paid employment? Unemployed (UNEMPLY)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked67296.6
1) Checked243.4
Missing2 
TOTAL696100.0
122) Which category(-ies) below describes your current paid employment? Retired from active ministry (RETIRE)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked66796.4
1) Checked253.6
Missing6 
TOTAL692100.0
123) Do you consider yourself a full-time or part-time parish pastor? (FULLPART)
TOTAL%
1) Full-time (35 or more hours per week)46188.7
2) Part-time5911.3
Missing178 
TOTAL520100.0
124) [If "part-time,"] Specify hours per week: (HOURS)
TOTAL%
2) 12.0
4) 24.0
8) 24.0
10) 510.0
15) 36.0
16) 12.0
18) 24.0
19) 12.0
20) 1326.0
21) 12.0
23) 12.0
25) 714.0
26) 12.0
30) 510.0
31) 12.0
32) 12.0
35) 12.0
40) 12.0
50) 12.0
Missing648 
TOTAL50100.0
125) How many congregations do you currently serve as pastor? (Include here congregations you are serving as stated or temporary supply.) (CONGREG)
TOTAL%
1) One49996.3
2) Two or more yoked congregations142.7
3) Two or more non-yoked congregations51.0
Missing180 
TOTAL518100.0
126) [If you are serving two or more congregations] How many? (MANY)
TOTAL%
2) Three1593.8
3) Four or more16.3
Missing682 
TOTAL16100.0
127) What is the approximate membership of the congregation(s) you serve? (Write the combined membership if you serve two or more.) (MEMBER)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL501417.715501
128) What position(s) do you have in a congregation? Solo pastor (SOLO)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked43161.9
1) Checked26538.1
Missing2 
TOTAL696100.0
129) What position(s) do you have in a congregation? Senior pastor (SENIOR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked50172.0
1) Checked19528.0
Missing2 
TOTAL696100.0
130) What position(s) do you have in a congregation? Associate pastor (ASSO)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked63290.8
1) Checked649.2
Missing2 
TOTAL696100.0
131) What position(s) do you have in a congregation? Co-pastor (COPASTOR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked67997.6
1) Checked172.4
Missing2 
TOTAL696100.0
132) What position(s) do you have in a congregation? Stated or temporary supply (TEMP)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked67196.4
1) Checked253.6
Missing2 
TOTAL696100.0
133) What position(s) do you have in a congregation? Designated pastor (DESIGNAT)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked68898.9
1) Checked81.1
Missing2 
TOTAL696100.0
134) What position(s) do you have in a congregation? Interim pastor (INTERMIN)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked66896.0
1) Checked284.0
Missing2 
TOTAL696100.0
135) What position(s) do you have in a congregation? Tentmaker (TENTMAKE)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked69199.3
1) Checked50.7
Missing2 
TOTAL696100.0
136) What position(s) do you have in a congregation? Paid parish associate (PAID)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked68898.9
1) Checked81.1
Missing2 
TOTAL696100.0
137) What position(s) do you have in a congregation? Other (specify) (OTHER2)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked67396.7
1) Checked233.3
Missing2 
TOTAL696100.0
138) Is your non-parish or non-pastoral job or ministry full-time or part-time? (If you have more than one, answer in terms of the combined hours.) (NOPARJOB)
TOTAL%
1) Full-time (35 or more hours per week)11062.5
2) Part-time6637.5
Missing522 
TOTAL176100.0
139) [If "part-time,"] Specify hours per week: (HOURS2)
TOTAL%
1) 11.7
2) 11.7
4) 35.0
5) 35.0
6) 35.0
8) 23.3
10) 58.3
12) 11.7
15) 1118.3
18) 11.7
19) 11.7
20) 1321.7
24) 11.7
25) 711.7
28) 11.7
30) 35.0
35) 11.7
40) 11.7
50) 11.7
Missing638 
TOTAL60100.0
140) What type of non-parish/non-pastoral job or ministry do you currently have? Faculty/staff at an educational institution (STAFF)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked64993.2
1) Checked476.8
Missing2 
TOTAL696100.0
141) What type of non-parish/non-pastoral job or ministry do you currently have? Chaplain (CHAPLAIN)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked66094.8
1) Checked365.2
Missing2 
TOTAL696100.0
142) What type of non-parish/non-pastoral job or ministry do you currently have? Missionary/mission co-worker (MISSION)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked69599.9
1) Checked10.1
Missing2 
TOTAL696100.0
143) What type of non-parish/non-pastoral job or ministry do you currently have? National staff or middle governing body staff (NATFSTAF)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked68197.8
1) Checked152.2
Missing2 
TOTAL696100.0
144) What type of non-parish/non-pastoral job or ministry do you currently have? Staff of an ecumenical or non-denominational agency (ECUMENIC)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked69099.1
1) Checked60.9
Missing2 
TOTAL696100.0
145) What type of non-parish/non-pastoral job or ministry do you currently have? Professional pastoral counselor (PROFCOUN)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked67697.1
1) Checked202.9
Missing2 
TOTAL696100.0
146) What type of non-parish/non-pastoral job or ministry do you currently have? Other church-related employment (specify) (OTHCHEMP)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked67797.3
1) Checked192.7
Missing2 
TOTAL696100.0
147) What type of non-parish/non-pastoral job or ministry do you currently have? All other (including "secular") employment (specify) (ALOTHEMP)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked63791.5
1) Checked598.5
Missing2 
TOTAL696100.0
148) For what type of institution do you work? Military (MILITARY)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked69299.4
1) Checked40.6
Missing2 
TOTAL696100.0
149) For what type of institution do you work? Civilian government (CIVLGOVT)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked69199.3
1) Checked50.7
Missing2 
TOTAL696100.0
150) For what type of institution do you work? Elementary, middle, or high school (ELEM)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked68999.0
1) Checked71.0
Missing2 
TOTAL696100.0
151) For what type of institution do you work? College or university (COLLEGE)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked66896.0
1) Checked284.0
Missing2 
TOTAL696100.0
152) For what type of institution do you work? Seminary or other theological school (SEMINARY)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked67797.3
1) Checked192.7
Missing2 
TOTAL696100.0
153) For what type of institution do you work? Hospital or other medical facility (HOSPITAL)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked67296.6
1) Checked243.4
Missing2 
TOTAL696100.0
154) For what type of institution do you work? Church/religious body (CHURCH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked65694.3
1) Checked405.7
Missing2 
TOTAL696100.0
155) For what type of institution do you work? Other non-profit organization (NOPROFIT)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked67196.4
1) Checked253.6
Missing2 
TOTAL696100.0
156) For what type of institution do you work? For-profit business (FOPROFIT)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked66695.7
1) Checked304.3
Missing2 
TOTAL696100.0
157) For what type of institution do you work? Other (specify) (OTHER3)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked66896.0
1) Checked284.0
Missing2 
TOTAL696100.0
158) Is this organization affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)? (PCUSA)
TOTAL%
1) Yes5632.2
2) No11867.8
Missing524 
TOTAL174100.0
159) How old were you when you first began attending a Presbyterian church? (AGEPCUSE)
TOTAL%
0) 81.3
1) 27744.2
2) 193.0
3) 132.1
4) 193.0
5) 203.2
6) 111.8
7) 61.0
8) 142.2
9) 50.8
10) 121.9
11) 101.6
12) 121.9
13) 50.8
14) 61.0
15) 81.3
16) 50.8
17) 30.5
18) 142.2
19) 111.8
20) 182.9
21) 121.9
22) 162.6
23) 101.6
24) 61.0
25) 111.8
26) 111.8
27) 50.8
28) 30.5
29) 61.0
30) 132.1
31) 30.5
32) 20.3
33) 40.6
34) 10.2
35) 50.8
36) 30.5
38) 10.2
39) 20.3
40) 101.6
42) 20.3
45) 20.3
48) 30.5
Missing71 
TOTAL627100.0
160) 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) Baptist426.1
2) Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)30.4
3) Episcopal50.7
4) Lutheran172.5
5) Methodist497.1
6) Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), PCUS, UPCUSA, or UPCNA44464.3
7) Other Presbyterian (specify)111.6
8) Reformed71.0
9) Roman Catholic233.3
10) UCC (United Church of Christ/Congregational)142.0
11) Independent or Non-denominational121.7
12) Other (specify)466.7
13) None172.5
Missing8 
TOTAL690100.0
161) Which of the following terms best describes your current stand on theological issues? (ISSUES)
TOTAL%
1) Very conservative334.8
2) Conservative15021.9
3) Moderate25537.2
4) Liberal19528.4
5) Very liberal537.7
Missing12 
TOTAL686100.0
162) 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.304.4
2) The Bible is the word of God, to be interpreted in the light of its historical and cultural context.35852.0
3) The Bible is the word of God, to be interpreted in the light of its historical context and the Church's teachings.24034.9
4) The Bible is not the word of God but contains God's word to us.598.6
5) The Bible is not the word of God but is a valuable book.10.1
Missing10 
TOTAL688100.0
163) 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 agree54178.1
2) Agree11616.7
3) Neutral or not sure304.3
4) Disagree30.4
5) Strongly disagree30.4
Missing5 
TOTAL693100.0
164) 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 agree35150.7
2) Agree15522.4
3) Neutral or not sure13219.1
4) Disagree405.8
5) Strongly disagree142.0
Missing6 
TOTAL692100.0
165) 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 agree182.6
2) Agree466.7
3) Neutral or not sure649.3
4) Disagree34349.8
5) Strongly disagree21831.6
Missing9 
TOTAL689100.0
166) 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 agree223.2
2) Agree588.5
3) Neutral or not sure8612.5
4) Disagree25837.6
5) Strongly disagree26238.2
Missing12 
TOTAL686100.0
167) 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 agree25637.3
2) Agree15522.6
3) Neutral or not sure8312.1
4) Disagree14020.4
5) Strongly disagree537.7
Missing11 
TOTAL687100.0
168) 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 agree10815.7
2) Agree9313.6
3) Neutral or not sure12918.8
4) Disagree19728.7
5) Strongly disagree15923.2
Missing12 
TOTAL686100.0
169) 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 agree38255.2
2) Agree28741.5
3) Neutral or not sure182.6
4) Disagree40.6
5) Strongly disagree10.1
Missing6 
TOTAL692100.0
170) Approximately how frequently do you engage in the following activities? Read the Bible privately (BIBLEPRI)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/almost daily32947.5
2) Several times a week24234.9
3) Weekly598.5
4) Several times a month314.5
5) Once a month121.7
6) Less than once a month192.7
7) Never10.1
Missing5 
TOTAL693100.0
171) Approximately how frequently do you engage in the following activities? Read the Bible with family or friends (BIBLEOTH)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/almost daily314.5
2) Several times a week12918.8
3) Weekly24936.2
4) Several times a month7811.3
5) Once a month426.1
6) Less than once a month10114.7
7) Never588.4
Missing10 
TOTAL688100.0
172) Approximately how frequently do you engage in the following activities? Attend a Bible study group (BIBLESTY)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/almost daily121.8
2) Several times a week7911.5
3) Weekly29643.3
4) Several times a month7511.0
5) Once a month487.0
6) Less than once a month10315.1
7) Never7110.4
Missing14 
TOTAL684100.0
173) Approximately how frequently do you engage in the following activities? Pray privately (PRAYPRI)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/almost daily59185.8
2) Several times a week689.9
3) Weekly162.3
4) Several times a month111.6
6) Less than once a month30.4
Missing9 
TOTAL689100.0
174) Approximately how frequently do you engage in the following activities? Pray with family or friends (PRAYOTH)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/almost daily30745.1
2) Several times a week18527.2
3) Weekly9514.0
4) Several times a month405.9
5) Once a month60.9
6) Less than once a month274.0
7) Never202.9
Missing18 
TOTAL680100.0
175) Approximately how frequently do you engage in the following activities? Attend a prayer group (PRAYGRP)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/almost daily152.2
2) Several times a week446.5
3) Weekly17125.3
4) Several times a month679.9
5) Once a month649.5
6) Less than once a month16224.0
7) Never15222.5
Missing23 
TOTAL675100.0
176) Approximately how frequently do you engage in the following activities? Use the Internet, in general (GINTERNT)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/almost daily51674.9
2) Several times a week8912.9
3) Weekly253.6
4) Several times a month243.5
5) Once a month81.2
6) Less than once a month162.3
7) Never111.6
Missing9 
TOTAL689100.0
177) Approximately how frequently do you engage in the following activities? Send and receive email (EMAIL)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/almost daily55480.6
2) Several times a week7310.6
3) Weekly233.3
4) Several times a month131.9
5) Once a month71.0
6) Less than once a month60.9
7) Never111.6
Missing11 
TOTAL687100.0
178) Approximately how frequently do you engage in the following activities? Use the Internet for religious/spiritual purposes (RINTERNT)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/almost daily19328.1
2) Several times a week14020.4
3) Weekly7911.5
4) Several times a month7410.8
5) Once a month466.7
6) Less than once a month8712.7
7) Never679.8
Missing12 
TOTAL686100.0
179) Approximately how frequently do you engage in the following activities? Say grace before meals (SAYGRACE)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/almost daily51675.1
2) Several times a week9213.4
3) Weekly162.3
4) Several times a month355.1
5) Once a month50.7
6) Less than once a month172.5
7) Never60.9
Missing11 
TOTAL687100.0
180) Approximately how frequently do you engage in the following activities? Meet with other ministers in a pastoral support group or peer group (PASTSUPG)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/almost daily263.8
2) Several times a week192.7
3) Weekly10314.9
4) Several times a month9213.3
5) Once a month20329.3
6) Less than once a month16223.4
7) Never8812.7
Missing5 
TOTAL693100.0
181) 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 agree33047.6
2) Agree27239.2
3) Neutral or not sure415.9
4) Disagree426.1
5) Strongly disagree81.2
Missing5 
TOTAL693100.0
182) 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 agree233.3
2) Agree16223.4
3) Neutral or not sure20930.2
4) Disagree25236.4
5) Strongly disagree476.8
Missing5 
TOTAL693100.0
183) 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 agree547.8
2) Agree26838.7
3) Neutral or not sure15822.8
4) Disagree17425.1
5) Strongly disagree385.5
Missing6 
TOTAL692100.0
184) 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 agree314.5
2) Agree14621.0
3) Neutral or not sure22632.6
4) Disagree24335.0
5) Strongly disagree486.9
Missing4 
TOTAL694100.0
185) 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 agree21931.6
2) Agree31745.8
3) Neutral or not sure9113.2
4) Disagree497.1
5) Strongly disagree162.3
Missing6 
TOTAL692100.0
186) 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 agree365.2
2) Agree19127.6
3) Neutral or not sure22031.7
4) Disagree19127.6
5) Strongly disagree557.9
Missing5 
TOTAL693100.0
187) 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 agree24134.9
2) Agree20629.8
3) Neutral or not sure578.2
4) Disagree8612.4
5) Strongly disagree10114.6
Missing7 
TOTAL691100.0
188) 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 agree18426.6
2) Agree9914.3
3) Neutral or not sure6910.0
4) Disagree15121.8
5) Strongly disagree19027.4
Missing5 
TOTAL693100.0
189) 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 agree16924.5
2) Agree15021.7
3) Neutral or not sure8211.9
4) Disagree10014.5
5) Strongly disagree18927.4
Missing8 
TOTAL690100.0
190) 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 agree16724.2
2) Agree10915.8
3) Neutral or not sure10715.5
4) Disagree14821.4
5) Strongly disagree15923.0
Missing8 
TOTAL690100.0
191) Please indicate whether you agree or disagree with each statement. Same-sex couples should be allowed to marry. (SSMARRY)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree15923.1
2) Agree12918.7
3) Neutral or not sure8312.0
4) Disagree12718.4
5) Strongly disagree19127.7
Missing9 
TOTAL689100.0
192) 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 agree13920.1
2) Agree16123.2
3) Neutral or not sure507.2
4) Disagree11716.9
5) Strongly disagree22632.6
Missing5 
TOTAL693100.0
193) Please indicate whether you agree or disagree with each statement. Same-sex couples should be allowed to adopt children. (ADPTCHLD)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree20529.7
2) Agree20028.9
3) Neutral or not sure8712.6
4) Disagree8612.4
5) Strongly disagree11316.4
Missing7 
TOTAL691100.0
194) 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 agree18326.4
2) Agree17124.7
3) Neutral or not sure8812.7
4) Disagree9513.7
5) Strongly disagree15522.4
Missing6 
TOTAL692100.0
195) 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, definitely28541.3
2) Yes, probably9613.9
3) Not sure365.2
4) No, probably not7110.3
5) No, definitely not20229.3
Missing8 
TOTAL690100.0
196) 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, definitely28541.2
2) Yes, probably8912.9
3) Not sure355.1
4) No, probably not7510.9
5) No, definitely not20730.0
Missing7 
TOTAL691100.0
197) 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, definitely27039.1
2) Yes, probably7811.3
3) Not sure426.1
4) No, probably not6910.0
5) No, definitely not23133.5
Missing8 
TOTAL690100.0
198) What is your sex? (SEX)
TOTAL%
1) Female21531.1
2) Male47768.9
Missing6 
TOTAL692100.0
199) What is your present age? (AGE)
TOTAL%
26) 20.3
29) 20.3
30) 30.4
31) 30.4
32) 60.9
33) 20.3
34) 60.9
35) 50.7
36) 60.9
37) 101.4
38) 50.7
39) 81.2
40) 30.4
41) 162.3
42) 172.5
43) 172.5
44) 81.2
45) 111.6
46) 192.7
47) 253.6
48) 202.9
49) 192.7
50) 355.1
51) 284.0
52) 304.3
53) 284.0
54) 233.3
55) 314.5
56) 284.0
57) 385.5
58) 385.5
59) 334.8
60) 294.2
61) 182.6
62) 284.0
63) 233.3
64) 142.0
65) 182.6
66) 81.2
67) 81.2
68) 40.6
69) 10.1
70) 40.6
71) 10.1
75) 50.7
76) 20.3
77) 10.1
78) 10.1
84) 10.1
90) 10.1
Missing6 
TOTAL692100.0
200) 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 farm517.4
2) On a farm40.6
3) In a small city or town (under 50,000 population)23534.1
4) In a medium-size city (50,000-250,000 population)10515.2
5) In a suburb near a medium-size city547.8
6) In a large city (over 250,000 population)8812.8
7) In a suburb near a large city15322.2
Missing8 
TOTAL690100.0
201) 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 farm396.1
2) On a farm20.3
3) In a small city or town (under 50,000 population)24338.0
4) In a medium-size city (50,000-250,000 population)10616.6
5) In a suburb near a medium-size city406.3
6) In a large city (over 250,000 population)10015.6
7) In a suburb near a large city10917.1
Missing59 
TOTAL639100.0
202) What is your present marital status? (MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Married58083.9
2) Not married11116.1
Missing7 
TOTAL691100.0
203) If not currently married; have you ever been married? (MARRY)
TOTAL%
1) No, never married5046.7
2) Yes, am now widowed54.7
3) Yes, am now divorced5046.7
4) Yes, am both widowed and divorced21.9
Missing591 
TOTAL107100.0
204) If currently married: have you had a previous marriage (or marriages)? (PREMARRY)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, was widowed71.3
2) Yes, was divorced9417.2
3) Yes, both widowed and divorced10.2
4) No44681.4
Missing150 
TOTAL548100.0
205) What is the highest level of education completed by your spouse? (SEDUC)
TOTAL%
2) Some high school10.2
3) High school diploma122.1
4) Some college, but no degree437.4
5) Associate's degree223.8
6) Bachelor's degree12020.7
7) Some graduate work6310.9
8) Graduate degree31955.0
Missing118 
TOTAL580100.0
206) Is your husband or wife an ordained minister? (SMINISTR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes8013.9
2) No49786.1
Missing121 
TOTAL577100.0
207) Please indicate your spouse's employment status. Employed full-time (SFULL)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked36953.2
1) Checked32546.8
Missing4 
TOTAL694100.0
208) Please indicate your spouse's employment status. Employed part-time (SPART)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked59285.1
1) Checked10414.9
Missing2 
TOTAL696100.0
209) Please indicate your spouse's employment status. Self-employed (SSELF)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked64793.0
1) Checked497.0
Missing2 
TOTAL696100.0
210) Please indicate your spouse's employment status. Unemployed (SUNEMPLY)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked68097.7
1) Checked162.3
Missing2 
TOTAL696100.0
211) Please indicate your spouse's employment status. Retired (SRETIRED)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked64692.8
1) Checked507.2
Missing2 
TOTAL696100.0
212) Please indicate your spouse's employment status. Full-time homemaker (SHOMEMAK)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked64292.2
1) Checked547.8
Missing2 
TOTAL696100.0
213) Please indicate your spouse's employment status. Student (SSTUDENT)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked68798.7
1) Checked91.3
Missing2 
TOTAL696100.0
214) Please indicate your spouse's employment status. Other (specify) (SOTHER)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked68898.9
1) Checked81.1
Missing2 
TOTAL696100.0
215) 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) 10.2
2) 10.2
3) 10.2
4) 10.2
5) 10.2
8) 20.4
10) 112.3
12) 51.1
15) 61.3
16) 20.4
17) 10.2
18) 51.1
20) 388.1
22) 10.2
24) 20.4
25) 132.8
30) 224.7
32) 71.5
34) 10.2
35) 153.2
36) 30.6
37) 20.4
38) 40.9
39) 10.2
40) 12125.7
42) 10.2
43) 10.2
45) 398.3
46) 10.2
47) 10.2
48) 81.7
50) 8117.2
55) 224.7
58) 10.2
60) 347.2
65) 61.3
70) 40.9
71) 10.2
75) 10.2
80) 10.2
90) 10.2
Missing228 
TOTAL470100.0
216) 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) Baptist559.5
2) Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)71.2
3) Episcopal152.6
4) Lutheran345.9
5) Methodist7613.1
6) Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), PCUS, UPCUSA, or UPCNA23039.7
7) Other Presbyterian111.9
8) Reformed71.2
9) Roman Catholic478.1
10) UCC (United Church of Christ/Congregational)183.1
11) Independent or non-denominational101.7
12) Other (specify)529.0
13) None172.9
Missing119 
TOTAL579100.0
217) Please indicate the faith or denomination in which your husband or wife is currently affiliated. (SFAITH2)
TOTAL%
1) Baptist10.2
3) Episcopal61.1
4) Lutheran61.1
5) Methodist71.2
6) Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), PCUS, UPCUSA, or UPCNA51891.7
9) Roman Catholic71.2
10) UCC (United Church of Christ/Congregational)61.1
11) Independent or non-denominational10.2
12) Other (specify)50.9
13) None81.4
Missing133 
TOTAL565100.0
218) How many children do you have? (If none, write 0.) Include any legally adopted children; exclude stepchildren unless legally adopted. (CHILDREN)
TOTAL%
0) None9714.1
1) 18612.5
2) 231445.5
3) 314621.2
4) 4355.1
5) 550.7
6) 650.7
7) 710.1
11) 1110.1
Missing8 
TOTAL690100.0
219) Do you currently live in a manse or other housing provided by your congregation? (MANSE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes11316.3
2) No57983.7
Missing6 
TOTAL692100.0
220) 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 alone8111.6
2) Two of us33047.4
3) Three of us12217.5
4) Four of us11115.9
5) Five of us415.9
6) Six of us91.3
7) Seven or more of us20.3
Missing2 
TOTAL696100.0
221) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are aged under 6 years? (AGE6)
TOTAL%
0) None19075.1
1) One4116.2
2) Two176.7
3) Three41.6
4) Four10.4
Missing445 
TOTAL253100.0
222) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are aged 6–12 years? (AGE12)
TOTAL%
0) None18261.7
1) One7826.4
2) Two299.8
3) Three62.0
Missing403 
TOTAL295100.0
223) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are aged 13–17 years? (AGE17)
TOTAL%
0) None17454.7
1) One10332.4
2) Two3912.3
3) Three10.3
4) Four10.3
Missing380 
TOTAL318100.0
224) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are aged 18–24 years? (AGE24)
TOTAL%
0) None18878.3
1) One4217.5
2) Two104.2
Missing458 
TOTAL240100.0
225) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are aged 25 years and over? (AGE25)
TOTAL%
0) None10.1
1) One9413.6
2) Two56481.4
3) Three324.6
4) Four20.3
Missing5 
TOTAL693100.0
226) 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 alone8111.7
2) A single parent, living with one or more children121.7
3) A married couple, no children in household30644.0
4) A married couple, living with one or more children25336.4
5) Some other arrangement (please describe your household here)436.2
Missing3 
TOTAL695100.0
227) Generally speaking, do you think of yourself as a Democrat, Independent, Republican, or other? (PARTYID)
TOTAL%
1) Democrat38555.7
2) Independent13719.8
3) Republican15722.7
4) Other (specify)121.7
Missing7 
TOTAL691100.0
228) What is your race or origin? White or Caucasian (RACE)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked375.3
1) Checked65994.7
Missing2 
TOTAL696100.0
229) What is your race or origin? Black or African American (RACE2)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked68698.6
1) Checked101.4
Missing2 
TOTAL696100.0
230) What is your race or origin? Indian (American) or Alaska native (RACE3)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked68898.9
1) Checked81.1
Missing2 
TOTAL696100.0
231) What is your race or origin? Asian or Pacific Islander (RACE4)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked68498.3
1) Checked121.7
Missing2 
TOTAL696100.0
232) What is your race or origin? Hispanic, Latino/a, or Spanish origin (RACE5)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked68498.3
1) Checked121.7
Missing2 
TOTAL696100.0
233) What is your race or origin? Some other race (specify) (RACE6)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked69399.6
1) Checked30.4
Missing2 
TOTAL696100.0
234) 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 $10,00030.4
2) $10,000-$14,99920.3
3) $15,000-$19,99930.4
4) $20,000-$29,999162.3
5) $30,000-$39,999527.6
6) $40,000-$49,9997510.9
7) $50,000-$59,9998612.5
8) $60,000-$69,999659.5
9) $70,000-$79,9997210.5
10) $80,000-$89,999639.2
11) $90,000-$99,9997711.2
12) $100,000-$124,9998412.2
13) $125,000-$149,999517.4
14) $150,000-$199,999213.1
15) $200,000-$249,99940.6
16) $250,000 or more121.7
Missing12 
TOTAL686100.0
235) 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) Yes60487.2
2) No8912.8
Missing5 
TOTAL693100.0
236) Write your best estimate of the amount given. (AMTGIVE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL6314817.6394840
237) 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) Yes28742.8
2) No38357.2
Missing28 
TOTAL670100.0
238) Write your best estimate of the amount given. (AMTCAP)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL2691634.9853549
239) 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) Yes54979.9
2) No13820.1
Missing11 
TOTAL687100.0
240) Write your best estimate of the amount given. (AMTSPEC)
TOTAL%
0) None40.7
10) 1040.7
20) 2050.9
25) 2591.6
30) 3020.4
35) 3510.2
40) 4010.2
50) 50346.0
51) 5110.2
60) 6010.2
75) 7520.4
100) 1008615.2
120) 12010.2
125) 12520.4
150) 150213.7
160) 16020.4
170) 17010.2
175) 17510.2
200) 2009516.8
204) 20410.2
250) 250254.4
280) 28010.2
300) 300549.6
320) 32010.2
350) 35020.4
400) 400142.5
430) 43010.2
445) 44510.2
500) 5009416.6
540) 54010.2
600) 600152.7
700) 70050.9
750) 75040.7
800) 80061.1
900) 90010.2
1000) 1000346.0
1200) 120030.5
1300) 130010.2
1500) 150091.6
1550) 155010.2
1800) 180010.2
1880) 188010.2
2000) 200091.6
2200) 220010.2
3000) 300020.4
4500) 450010.2
5000) 500010.2
999999) Don't know20.4
Missing133 
TOTAL565100.0
241) 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) Yes39459.2
2) No27240.8
Missing32 
TOTAL666100.0
242) Write your best estimate of the amount given. (ALLCAUSE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL3831196.6012951
243) 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) Yes54479.1
2) No14420.9
Missing10 
TOTAL688100.0
244) Write your best estimate of the amount given. (AMTNOREL)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL568991.2662810
245) Pastor (PASTOR)
TOTAL%
0) Non-pastor21631.0
1) Pastor48069.0
Missing2 
TOTAL696100.0
246) SampleC (SAMPLEC)
TOTAL%
3) Pastors48069.0
4) Specialized clergy21631.0
Missing2 
TOTAL696100.0
247) State (STATE)
248) Region of residents (REGION)
TOTAL%
1) Northeast14520.8
2) Midwest17725.4
3) South23533.8
4) West13920.0
Missing2 
TOTAL696100.0
249) I-AGE: What is your present age? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-AGE)
TOTAL%
1) Less than 39588.4
2) 40-4915522.4
3) 50-6442461.3
4) 65+557.9
Missing6 
TOTAL692100.0
250) I-SEX: What is your sex? (for use with online analysis) (I-SEX)
TOTAL%
1) Female21531.1
2) Male47768.9
Missing6 
TOTAL692100.0
251) 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 $20,00081.2
2) $20,000-$49,99914320.8
3) $50,000-$99,99936352.9
4) $100,000+17225.1
Missing12 
TOTAL686100.0
252) 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) Democrat38555.7
2) Independent13719.8
3) Republican15722.7
4) Other (specify)121.7
Missing7 
TOTAL691100.0
253) I-REGION: Region of residents (for use with online analysis) (I-REGION)
TOTAL%
1) Northeast14520.8
2) Midwest17725.4
3) South23533.8
4) West13920.0
Missing2 
TOTAL696100.0