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

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All frequencies are raw numbers (no weights used).
1) Survey number (CODE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL4813764.037426
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 give9018.9
2) More likely to give24551.6
3) No effect/not sure12526.3
4) Less likely to give132.7
5) Much less likely to give20.4
Missing6 
TOTAL475100.0
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 give10321.7
2) More likely to give21645.6
3) No effect/not sure13528.5
4) Less likely to give173.6
5) Much less likely to give30.6
Missing7 
TOTAL474100.0
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 give388.0
2) More likely to give21344.8
3) No effect/not sure21244.6
4) Less likely to give102.1
5) Much less likely to give20.4
Missing6 
TOTAL475100.0
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 give14430.3
2) More likely to give28560.0
3) No effect/not sure428.8
4) Less likely to give40.8
Missing6 
TOTAL475100.0
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 give15633.1
2) More likely to give26455.9
3) No effect/not sure469.7
4) Less likely to give51.1
5) Much less likely to give10.2
Missing9 
TOTAL472100.0
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 give10021.2
2) More likely to give24451.7
3) No effect/not sure11925.2
4) Less likely to give81.7
5) Much less likely to give10.2
Missing9 
TOTAL472100.0
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 give8117.3
2) More likely to give17637.5
3) No effect/not sure19240.9
4) Less likely to give183.8
5) Much less likely to give20.4
Missing12 
TOTAL469100.0
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 give224.7
2) More likely to give9119.4
3) No effect/not sure28861.3
4) Less likely to give5812.3
5) Much less likely to give112.3
Missing11 
TOTAL470100.0
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 give255.3
2) More likely to give10021.4
3) No effect/not sure28460.7
4) Less likely to give5311.3
5) Much less likely to give61.3
Missing13 
TOTAL468100.0
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 give5010.5
2) More likely to give20042.1
3) No effect/not sure21344.8
4) Less likely to give112.3
5) Much less likely to give10.2
Missing6 
TOTAL475100.0
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 give13127.6
2) More likely to give22647.7
3) No effect/not sure10923.0
4) Less likely to give61.3
5) Much less likely to give20.4
Missing7 
TOTAL474100.0
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 give17136.2
2) More likely to give21545.6
3) No effect/not sure8117.2
4) Less likely to give51.1
Missing9 
TOTAL472100.0
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 give469.7
2) More likely to give16033.8
3) No effect/not sure23750.1
4) Less likely to give214.4
5) Much less likely to give91.9
Missing8 
TOTAL473100.0
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 give224.8
2) More likely to give8418.2
3) No effect/not sure22248.2
4) Less likely to give9721.0
5) Much less likely to give367.8
Missing20 
TOTAL461100.0
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 give17737.5
2) More likely to give24050.8
3) No effect/not sure5411.4
4) Less likely to give10.2
Missing9 
TOTAL472100.0
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 give8417.7
2) More likely to give24150.8
3) No effect/not sure13829.1
4) Less likely to give91.9
5) Much less likely to give20.4
Missing7 
TOTAL474100.0
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 give367.6
2) More likely to give16835.3
3) No effect/not sure20943.9
4) Less likely to give5411.3
5) Much less likely to give91.9
Missing5 
TOTAL476100.0
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.286.0
2) Lets our church keep a share of the donations and decide where to allocate them.6113.0
3) Helps me connect with other Christians concerned about the same ministry.245.1
4) Has a clearly defined focus.8317.7
5) Shows clearly how my gift helps specific people.6012.8
6) Helps me relate to a specific ministry.183.8
7) Helps address systemic issues ("root causes").183.8
8) Primarily serves people outside the church.71.5
9) Serves ministries located overseas.40.9
10) Serves ministries located in the United States.71.5
11) Serves ministries in my local area.326.8
12) Has rigorous financial accountability.194.0
13) Is ecumenical in history and design.61.3
15) Gets help where it is needed efficiently and without delay.9219.6
16) Remains faithful to deserving causes even when they recede from widespread public attention.81.7
17) Shifts emphases often to reflect emerging needs and ministries.30.6
Missing11 
TOTAL470100.0
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.143.0
2) Lets our church keep a share of the donations and decide where to allocate them.439.2
3) Helps me connect with other Christians concerned about the same ministry.163.4
4) Has a clearly defined focus.8017.1
5) Shows clearly how my gift helps specific people.6513.9
6) Helps me relate to a specific ministry.173.6
7) Helps address systemic issues ("root causes").194.1
8) Primarily serves people outside the church.30.6
9) Serves ministries located overseas.91.9
10) Serves ministries located in the United States.194.1
11) Serves ministries in my local area.429.0
12) Has rigorous financial accountability.5010.7
13) Is ecumenical in history and design.71.5
14) Addresses public policy issues.40.9
15) Gets help where it is needed efficiently and without delay.5211.1
16) Remains faithful to deserving causes even when they recede from widespread public attention.224.7
17) Shifts emphases often to reflect emerging needs and ministries.61.3
Missing13 
TOTAL468100.0
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.143.0
2) Lets our church keep a share of the donations and decide where to allocate them.194.1
3) Helps me connect with other Christians concerned about the same ministry.163.4
4) Has a clearly defined focus.5311.4
5) Shows clearly how my gift helps specific people.5411.6
6) Helps me relate to a specific ministry.214.5
7) Helps address systemic issues ("root causes").296.2
8) Primarily serves people outside the church.30.6
9) Serves ministries located overseas.91.9
10) Serves ministries located in the United States.194.1
11) Serves ministries in my local area.429.0
12) Has rigorous financial accountability.6213.3
13) Is ecumenical in history and design.102.2
14) Addresses public policy issues.40.9
15) Gets help where it is needed efficiently and without delay.7015.1
16) Remains faithful to deserving causes even when they recede from widespread public attention.286.0
17) Shifts emphases often to reflect emerging needs and ministries.122.6
Missing16 
TOTAL465100.0
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, definitely479.9
2) Yes, probably11424.1
3) Maybe yes, maybe no15131.9
4) No, probably not10722.6
5) No, definitely not4810.1
6) No opinion71.5
Missing7 
TOTAL474100.0
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, definitely12426.4
2) Yes, probably21946.7
3) Maybe yes, maybe no8818.8
4) No, probably not204.3
5) No, definitely not102.1
6) No opinion81.7
Missing12 
TOTAL469100.0
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, definitely265.5
2) Yes, probably14831.4
3) Maybe yes, maybe no17937.9
4) No, probably not9219.5
5) No, definitely not132.8
6) No opinion143.0
Missing9 
TOTAL472100.0
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, definitely377.9
2) Yes, probably15633.2
3) Maybe yes, maybe no17737.7
4) No, probably not7716.4
5) No, definitely not132.8
6) No opinion102.1
Missing11 
TOTAL470100.0
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, definitely17637.1
2) Yes, probably22146.5
3) Maybe yes, maybe no6413.5
4) No, probably not71.5
5) No, definitely not40.8
6) No opinion30.6
Missing6 
TOTAL475100.0
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, definitely19741.6
2) Yes, probably20242.6
3) Maybe yes, maybe no6112.9
4) No, probably not102.1
5) No, definitely not10.2
6) No opinion30.6
Missing7 
TOTAL474100.0
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, definitely10822.7
2) Yes, probably24752.0
3) Maybe yes, maybe no10021.1
4) No, probably not112.3
5) No, definitely not10.2
6) No opinion81.7
Missing6 
TOTAL475100.0
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, definitely6213.1
2) Yes, probably24150.7
3) Maybe yes, maybe no13027.4
4) No, probably not357.4
5) No, definitely not30.6
6) No opinion40.8
Missing6 
TOTAL475100.0
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, definitely326.8
2) Yes, probably16935.7
3) Maybe yes, maybe no21445.2
4) No, probably not4910.4
5) No, definitely not40.8
6) No opinion51.1
Missing8 
TOTAL473100.0
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, definitely5411.4
2) Yes, probably12426.2
3) Maybe yes, maybe no17536.9
4) No, probably not8117.1
5) No, definitely not275.7
6) No opinion132.7
Missing7 
TOTAL474100.0
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, definitely21545.1
2) Yes, probably20041.9
3) Maybe yes, maybe no5210.9
4) No, probably not51.0
5) No, definitely not10.2
6) No opinion40.8
Missing4 
TOTAL477100.0
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, definitely17637.2
2) Yes, probably21545.5
3) Maybe yes, maybe no6513.7
4) No, probably not91.9
5) No, definitely not20.4
6) No opinion61.3
Missing8 
TOTAL473100.0
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, definitely51.1
2) Yes, probably377.8
3) Maybe yes, maybe no18438.9
4) No, probably not14530.7
5) No, definitely not9019.0
6) No opinion122.5
Missing8 
TOTAL473100.0
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, definitely6513.7
2) Yes, probably18639.1
3) Maybe yes, maybe no16835.3
4) No, probably not408.4
5) No, definitely not91.9
6) No opinion81.7
Missing5 
TOTAL476100.0
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, definitely439.0
2) Yes, probably18138.0
3) Maybe yes, maybe no17737.2
4) No, probably not5411.3
5) No, definitely not122.5
6) No opinion91.9
Missing5 
TOTAL476100.0
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, definitely377.8
2) Yes, probably19140.1
3) Maybe yes, maybe no18939.7
4) No, probably not449.2
5) No, definitely not61.3
6) No opinion91.9
Missing5 
TOTAL476100.0
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, definitely234.9
2) Yes, probably11023.4
3) Maybe yes, maybe no19741.8
4) No, probably not8518.0
5) No, definitely not408.5
6) No opinion163.4
Missing10 
TOTAL471100.0
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, definitely214.4
2) Yes, probably11323.9
3) Maybe yes, maybe no19040.3
4) No, probably not9620.3
5) No, definitely not398.3
6) No opinion132.8
Missing9 
TOTAL472100.0
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, definitely122.5
2) Yes, probably5611.8
3) Maybe yes, maybe no17737.4
4) No, probably not13528.5
5) No, definitely not8016.9
6) No opinion132.7
Missing8 
TOTAL473100.0
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, definitely6012.7
2) Yes, probably20443.0
3) Maybe yes, maybe no17035.9
4) No, probably not296.1
5) No, definitely not51.1
6) No opinion61.3
Missing7 
TOTAL474100.0
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 issues122.6
2) Address the root causes of hunger429.0
3) Establish new Presbyterian congregations in the United States ("new church development")194.1
4) Foster spiritual growth of individual Presbyterians163.4
5) Give people basic necessities (food, shelter, health care)11524.5
6) Help children7415.8
7) Help disadvantaged people who have already taken steps to improve their communities224.7
8) Help retired ministers and missionaries who have health needs or low incomes132.8
9) Help struggling rural congregations51.1
10) Promote peacemaking and conflict resolution102.1
11) Provide emergency relief following disasters (famine, war, flood, earthquake)9319.8
12) Provide food for the hungry194.1
14) Support health ministries in impoverished parts of the United States71.5
15) Support health ministries in impoverished parts of other countries20.4
16) Support inner-city ministries30.6
17) Support social justice ministries20.4
18) Support PC(USA)-affiliated minority racial-ethnic schools and colleges30.6
20) Support youth and young adult ministries122.6
Missing12 
TOTAL469100.0
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 issues122.6
2) Address the root causes of hunger357.5
3) Establish new Presbyterian congregations in the United States ("new church development")112.4
4) Foster spiritual growth of individual Presbyterians71.5
5) Give people basic necessities (food, shelter, health care)6514.0
6) Help children7315.7
7) Help disadvantaged people who have already taken steps to improve their communities306.5
8) Help retired ministers and missionaries who have health needs or low incomes286.0
9) Help struggling rural congregations112.4
10) Promote peacemaking and conflict resolution204.3
11) Provide emergency relief following disasters (famine, war, flood, earthquake)8518.3
12) Provide food for the hungry337.1
13) Provide money for the General Assembly Council to decide how to allocate10.2
14) Support health ministries in impoverished parts of the United States132.8
15) Support health ministries in impoverished parts of other countries112.4
16) Support inner-city ministries61.3
17) Support social justice ministries40.9
18) Support PC(USA)-affiliated minority racial-ethnic schools and colleges20.4
20) Support youth and young adult ministries183.9
Missing16 
TOTAL465100.0
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 issues51.1
2) Address the root causes of hunger214.6
3) Establish new Presbyterian congregations in the United States ("new church development")163.5
4) Foster spiritual growth of individual Presbyterians132.8
5) Give people basic necessities (food, shelter, health care)4710.2
6) Help children6614.3
7) Help disadvantaged people who have already taken steps to improve their communities337.2
8) Help retired ministers and missionaries who have health needs or low incomes224.8
9) Help struggling rural congregations214.6
10) Promote peacemaking and conflict resolution92.0
11) Provide emergency relief following disasters (famine, war, flood, earthquake)6113.3
12) Provide food for the hungry6213.5
13) Provide money for the General Assembly Council to decide how to allocate51.1
14) Support health ministries in impoverished parts of the United States194.1
15) Support health ministries in impoverished parts of other countries92.0
16) Support inner-city ministries102.2
17) Support social justice ministries92.0
18) Support PC(USA)-affiliated minority racial-ethnic schools and colleges30.7
19) Support the National Council of Churches and World Council of Churches30.7
20) Support youth and young adult ministries265.7
Missing21 
TOTAL460100.0
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) Yes42790.5
2) No194.0
3) Don't know265.5
Missing9 
TOTAL472100.0
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) Yes21648.2
2) No13329.7
3) Don't know9922.1
Missing33 
TOTAL448100.0
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) Yes23952.9
2) No10723.7
3) Don't know10623.5
Missing29 
TOTAL452100.0
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) Yes37280.5
2) No4610.0
3) Don't know449.5
Missing19 
TOTAL462100.0
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) Yes34379.6
2) No6214.4
3) Don't know266.0
Missing50 
TOTAL431100.0
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) Yes12943.7
2) No12642.7
3) Don't know4013.6
Missing186 
TOTAL295100.0
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) Yes15149.7
2) No11136.5
3) Don't know4213.8
Missing177 
TOTAL304100.0
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) Yes26068.6
2) No8321.9
3) Don't know369.5
Missing102 
TOTAL379100.0
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) 10.3
1) 10.3
5) 134.3
8) 10.3
10) 4013.3
15) 72.3
20) 5718.9
25) 5116.9
30) 62.0
35) 20.7
40) 51.7
42) 10.3
50) 5016.6
51) 10.3
55) 10.3
75) 51.7
100) 4013.3
142) 10.3
150) 20.7
200) 72.3
250) 31.0
300) 10.3
400) 10.3
500) 20.7
600) 10.3
1000) 10.3
Missing180 
TOTAL301100.0
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) 75.6
1) 10.8
2) 10.8
5) 75.6
10) 1814.3
15) 21.6
20) 2217.5
25) 2318.3
30) 54.0
35) 21.6
40) 21.6
50) 1511.9
55) 10.8
75) 10.8
100) 1411.1
110) 10.8
150) 10.8
250) 21.6
501) 10.8
Missing355 
TOTAL126100.0
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) 42.7
1) 10.7
5) 74.7
10) 2516.7
15) 42.7
20) 2818.7
25) 3523.3
30) 53.3
35) 10.7
40) 21.3
50) 2013.3
55) 10.7
75) 10.7
100) 138.7
200) 21.3
300) 10.7
Missing331 
TOTAL150100.0
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) 20.8
1) 10.4
2) 10.4
5) 114.5
10) 3313.4
15) 72.8
20) 5221.1
25) 4618.7
30) 72.8
35) 20.8
40) 31.2
46) 10.4
50) 3715.0
55) 20.8
60) 10.4
75) 31.2
100) 2811.4
125) 10.4
150) 10.4
180) 10.4
200) 31.2
300) 20.8
500) 10.4
Missing235 
TOTAL246100.0
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.319.8
2) I gave primarily/entirely because of this feature.278.5
3) I gave partly because of this feature.4514.2
4) I likely would have contributed even without this feature.5116.1
5) I definitely would have contributed even without this feature.216.6
6) I did not contribute.7423.4
7) My church did not receive this offering.6721.2
Missing165 
TOTAL316100.0
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.3811.7
2) I gave primarily/entirely because of this feature.164.9
3) I gave partly because of this feature.4915.1
4) I likely would have contributed even without this feature.6118.8
5) I definitely would have contributed even without this feature.268.0
6) I did not contribute.7523.1
7) My church did not receive this offering.6018.5
Missing156 
TOTAL325100.0
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) Yes183.8
2) No34472.7
3) Don't know10221.6
4) Did not receive any churchwide special offerings91.9
Missing8 
TOTAL473100.0
60) Are four churchwide special offerings… (FREQOFFR)
TOTAL%
1) Too many?11724.6
2) The right number?21144.3
3) Too few?51.1
4) Not sure14330.0
Missing5 
TOTAL476100.0
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%
2) 10.3
3) 20.7
4) 124.1
5) 51.7
6) 155.1
7) 10.3
8) 4214.2
9) 31.0
10) 3511.8
11) 51.7
12) 9933.4
13) 196.4
14) 20.7
15) 31.0
16) 113.7
18) 20.7
20) 72.4
21) 10.3
24) 20.7
25) 41.4
26) 186.1
50) 10.3
52) 51.7
90) 10.3
Missing185 
TOTAL296100.0
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 checked30663.6
1) Checked17536.4
TOTAL481100.0
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 long20.5
2) Too short12728.7
3) Right interval18742.3
4) Not sure12628.5
Missing39 
TOTAL442100.0
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 long296.3
2) Too short306.6
3) Right interval25455.5
4) Not sure14531.7
Missing23 
TOTAL458100.0
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%
2) Too short7416.0
3) Right interval25555.2
4) Not sure13328.8
Missing19 
TOTAL462100.0
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 long81.7
2) Too short275.8
3) Right interval30565.6
4) Not sure12526.9
Missing16 
TOTAL465100.0
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 appropriate15132.6
2) Appropriate19842.8
3) Somewhat appropriate347.3
4) Not too appropriate20.4
5) Not sure7816.8
Missing18 
TOTAL463100.0
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 appropriate5913.1
2) Appropriate18741.4
3) Somewhat appropriate5612.4
4) Not too appropriate163.5
5) Not sure13429.6
Missing29 
TOTAL452100.0
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 appropriate9621.1
2) Appropriate17237.7
3) Somewhat appropriate5211.4
4) Not too appropriate163.5
5) Not sure12026.3
Missing25 
TOTAL456100.0
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 appropriate12727.7
2) Appropriate16836.6
3) Somewhat appropriate5311.5
4) Not too appropriate214.6
5) Not sure9019.6
Missing22 
TOTAL459100.0
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) No14430.6
2) Maybe yes, maybe no11624.7
3) Yes, but not sure whether is should be a new offering or a replacement for a current offering8317.7
4) Yes, as a new (fifth) offering4810.2
5) Yes, as a replacement for all or part of one churchwide special offering7916.8
Missing11 
TOTAL470100.0
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 OGHS75.4
2) All or part of Pentecost1814.0
3) All or part of Peacemaking6248.1
4) All or part of Christmas Joy1814.0
5) Not sure which one to replace2418.6
Missing352 
TOTAL129100.0
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 mission21245.3
2) Yes, I'd be less in favor of a special offering for international mission163.4
3) No, my opinion would stay the same15132.3
4) Not sure8919.0
Missing13 
TOTAL468100.0
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.286.0
2) Lets our church keep a share of the donations and decide where to allocate them.6113.0
3) Helps me connect with other Christians concerned about the same ministry.245.1
4) Has a clearly defined focus.8317.7
5) Shows clearly how my gift helps specific people.6012.8
6) Helps me relate to a specific ministry.183.8
7) Helps address systemic issues ("root causes").183.8
8) Primarily serves people outside the church.71.5
9) Serves ministries located overseas.40.9
10) Serves ministries located in the United States.71.5
11) Serves ministries in my local area.326.8
12) Has rigorous financial accountability.194.0
13) Is ecumenical in history and design.61.3
15) Gets help where it is needed efficiently and without delay.9219.6
16) Remains faithful to deserving causes even when they recede from widespread public attention.81.7
17) Shifts emphases often to reflect emerging needs and ministries.30.6
Missing11 
TOTAL470100.0
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.143.0
2) Lets our church keep a share of the donations and decide where to allocate them.439.2
3) Helps me connect with other Christians concerned about the same ministry.163.4
4) Has a clearly defined focus.8017.1
5) Shows clearly how my gift helps specific people.6513.9
6) Helps me relate to a specific ministry.173.6
7) Helps address systemic issues ("root causes").194.1
8) Primarily serves people outside the church.30.6
9) Serves ministries located overseas.91.9
10) Serves ministries located in the United States.194.1
11) Serves ministries in my local area.429.0
12) Has rigorous financial accountability.5010.7
13) Is ecumenical in history and design.71.5
14) Addresses public policy issues.40.9
15) Gets help where it is needed efficiently and without delay.5211.1
16) Remains faithful to deserving causes even when they recede from widespread public attention.224.7
17) Shifts emphases often to reflect emerging needs and ministries.61.3
Missing13 
TOTAL468100.0
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.143.0
2) Lets our church keep a share of the donations and decide where to allocate them.194.1
3) Helps me connect with other Christians concerned about the same ministry.163.4
4) Has a clearly defined focus.5311.4
5) Shows clearly how my gift helps specific people.5411.6
6) Helps me relate to a specific ministry.214.5
7) Helps address systemic issues ("root causes").296.2
8) Primarily serves people outside the church.30.6
9) Serves ministries located overseas.91.9
10) Serves ministries located in the United States.194.1
11) Serves ministries in my local area.429.0
12) Has rigorous financial accountability.6213.3
13) Is ecumenical in history and design.102.2
14) Addresses public policy issues.40.9
15) Gets help where it is needed efficiently and without delay.7015.1
16) Remains faithful to deserving causes even when they recede from widespread public attention.286.0
17) Shifts emphases often to reflect emerging needs and ministries.122.6
Missing16 
TOTAL465100.0
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 issues122.6
2) Address the root causes of hunger429.0
3) Establish new Presbyterian congregations in the United States ("new church development")194.1
4) Foster spiritual growth of individual Presbyterians163.4
5) Give people basic necessities (food, shelter, health care)11524.5
6) Help children7415.8
7) Help disadvantaged people who have already taken steps to improve their communities224.7
8) Help retired ministers and missionaries who have health needs or low incomes132.8
9) Help struggling rural congregations51.1
10) Promote peacemaking and conflict resolution102.1
11) Provide emergency relief following disasters (famine, war, flood, earthquake)9319.8
12) Provide food for the hungry194.1
14) Support health ministries in impoverished parts of the United States71.5
15) Support health ministries in impoverished parts of other countries20.4
16) Support inner-city ministries30.6
17) Support social justice ministries20.4
18) Support PC(USA)-affiliated minority racial-ethnic schools and colleges30.6
20) Support youth and young adult ministries122.6
Missing12 
TOTAL469100.0
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 issues122.6
2) Address the root causes of hunger357.5
3) Establish new Presbyterian congregations in the United States ("new church development")112.4
4) Foster spiritual growth of individual Presbyterians71.5
5) Give people basic necessities (food, shelter, health care)6514.0
6) Help children7315.7
7) Help disadvantaged people who have already taken steps to improve their communities306.5
8) Help retired ministers and missionaries who have health needs or low incomes286.0
9) Help struggling rural congregations112.4
10) Promote peacemaking and conflict resolution204.3
11) Provide emergency relief following disasters (famine, war, flood, earthquake)8518.3
12) Provide food for the hungry337.1
13) Provide money for the General Assembly Council to decide how to allocate10.2
14) Support health ministries in impoverished parts of the United States132.8
15) Support health ministries in impoverished parts of other countries112.4
16) Support inner-city ministries61.3
17) Support social justice ministries40.9
18) Support PC(USA)-affiliated minority racial-ethnic schools and colleges20.4
20) Support youth and young adult ministries183.9
Missing16 
TOTAL465100.0
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 issues51.1
2) Address the root causes of hunger214.6
3) Establish new Presbyterian congregations in the United States ("new church development")163.5
4) Foster spiritual growth of individual Presbyterians132.8
5) Give people basic necessities (food, shelter, health care)4710.2
6) Help children6614.3
7) Help disadvantaged people who have already taken steps to improve their communities337.2
8) Help retired ministers and missionaries who have health needs or low incomes224.8
9) Help struggling rural congregations214.6
10) Promote peacemaking and conflict resolution92.0
11) Provide emergency relief following disasters (famine, war, flood, earthquake)6113.3
12) Provide food for the hungry6213.5
13) Provide money for the General Assembly Council to decide how to allocate51.1
14) Support health ministries in impoverished parts of the United States194.1
15) Support health ministries in impoverished parts of other countries92.0
16) Support inner-city ministries102.2
17) Support social justice ministries92.0
18) Support PC(USA)-affiliated minority racial-ethnic schools and colleges30.7
19) Support the National Council of Churches and World Council of Churches30.7
20) Support youth and young adult ministries265.7
Missing21 
TOTAL460100.0
80) Response form: (RESPFORM)
TOTAL%
1) Paper41886.9
2) Web6313.1
TOTAL481100.0
81) Sample (SAMPLE)
TOTAL%
2) Elders481100.0
TOTAL481100.0
82) How many years have you been a member of your current congregation? (YRMEM)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL47523.04818
83) How far do you live from your congregation? (MILES)
TOTAL%
0) Less than one mile5311.2
1) 17014.7
2) 28217.3
3) 35812.2
4) 4336.9
5) 54910.3
6) 6255.3
7) 7112.3
8) 8153.2
9) 920.4
10) 10255.3
11) 1120.4
12) 12122.5
13) 1330.6
14) 1420.4
15) 15122.5
16) 1640.8
17) 1720.4
18) 1810.2
19) 1910.2
20) 2020.4
21) 2110.2
23) 2310.2
25) 2510.2
28) 2810.2
30) 3020.4
32) 3220.4
35) 3510.2
40) 4010.2
101) 10110.2
Missing6 
TOTAL475100.0
84) Check here if you don't know number of members. (DKNUMMEM)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked45795.8
1) Checked204.2
Missing4 
TOTAL477100.0
85) What is the approximate number of members in your congregation? (NUMMEM)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL443730.5062043
86) Have you ever been ordained an elder in the Presbyterian Church? (ORDELDER)
TOTAL%
1) Yes47699.8
2) No10.2
Missing4 
TOTAL477100.0
87) If you have ever been ordained an elder in the Presbyterian Church, are you serving now on session? (ELDERSER)
TOTAL%
1) Yes441100.0
Missing40 
TOTAL441100.0
88) Have you ever been ordained a deacon in the Presbyterian Church? (ORDDEACN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes19241.0
2) No27659.0
Missing13 
TOTAL468100.0
89) If you have ever been ordained a deacon in the Presbyterian Church, are you currently serving on the board of deacons? (DECONSER)
TOTAL%
1) Yes4100.0
Missing477 
TOTAL4100.0
90) Which other positions, if any, do you hold in church? Chair of congregational committee or task force (POSCHAIR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked25252.8
1) Checked22547.2
Missing4 
TOTAL477100.0
91) Which other positions, if any, do you hold in church? Member of congregational committee or task force (POSCONGR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked27357.2
1) Checked20442.8
Missing4 
TOTAL477100.0
92) Which other positions, if any, do you hold in church? Member of presbytery, synod, or General Assembly committee or task force (POSPRESB)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked43090.1
1) Checked479.9
Missing4 
TOTAL477100.0
93) Which other positions, if any, do you hold in church? Officer of men's, women's, or youth group (OFFICER)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked42589.1
1) Checked5210.9
Missing4 
TOTAL477100.0
94) Which other positions, if any, do you hold in church? Member of men's, women's, or youth group (POSMEMBR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked36175.7
1) Checked11624.3
Missing4 
TOTAL477100.0
95) Which other positions, if any, do you hold in church? Organist or choir director (POSORGAN)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked46998.3
1) Checked81.7
Missing4 
TOTAL477100.0
96) Which other positions, if any, do you hold in church? Member of choir (POSCHOIR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked36075.5
1) Checked11724.5
Missing4 
TOTAL477100.0
97) Which other positions, if any, do you hold in church? Church School or Sunday School teacher/leader (POSTEACH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked35975.3
1) Checked11824.7
Missing4 
TOTAL477100.0
98) Which other positions, if any, do you hold in church? Other (POSOTHR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked35574.4
1) Checked12225.6
Missing4 
TOTAL477100.0
99) How often do you generally attend Sunday worship at your congregation? (WORSHIP)
TOTAL%
1) Never10.2
4) Several times a year20.4
5) About once a month10.2
6) 2-3 times a month418.6
7) Nearly every week23649.5
8) Every week19641.1
Missing4 
TOTAL477100.0
100) Which of the following aspects of your congregation do you personally most value? (Check up to three options.) (ASPVALUE)
TOTAL%
1) Wider community care or social justice emphasis8919.0
2) Reaching those who do not attend church275.8
3) Traditional style of worship or music16134.3
4) Contemporary style of worship or music204.3
5) Sharing in the Lord's Supper5611.9
6) Social activities or meeting new people194.1
7) Sermons/preaching7315.6
8) Bible study or prayer groups, other discussion groups112.3
9) Ministry for children or youth81.7
10) Prayer ministry for one another20.4
11) Practical care for one another in times of need20.4
13) Openness to social diversity10.2
Missing12 
TOTAL469100.0
101) Which of the following aspects of your congregation do you personally most value? (Check up to three options.) (VALUE1)
TOTAL%
2) Reaching those who do not attend church61.3
3) Traditional style of worship or music327.0
4) Contemporary style of worship or music81.7
5) Sharing in the Lord's Supper8017.5
6) Social activities or meeting new people347.4
7) Sermons/preaching11825.8
8) Bible study or prayer groups, other discussion groups6714.6
9) Ministry for children or youth357.6
10) Prayer ministry for one another357.6
11) Practical care for one another in times of need357.6
13) Openness to social diversity30.7
14) Your church school or Sunday school class51.1
Missing23 
TOTAL458100.0
102) Which of the following aspects of your congregation do you personally most value? (Check up to three options.) (VALUE2)
TOTAL%
3) Traditional style of worship or music20.5
4) Contemporary style of worship or music41.0
5) Sharing in the Lord's Supper133.1
6) Social activities or meeting new people71.7
7) Sermons/preaching5914.2
8) Bible study or prayer groups, other discussion groups399.4
9) Ministry for children or youth368.7
10) Prayer ministry for one another368.7
11) Practical care for one another in times of need10124.3
12) The congregation's school or pre-school41.0
13) Openness to social diversity378.9
14) Your church school or Sunday school class7818.8
Missing65 
TOTAL416100.0
103) How many hours, if any, during the last month have you attended programs or events at your church (besides worship; if you attended Sunday or Church school, include those hours here.)? (HREVENT)
TOTAL%
1) 0 hours173.6
2) 1-2 hours5712.0
3) 3-5 hours13027.4
4) 6-10 hours15432.4
5) 11-20 hours9018.9
6) More than 20 hours275.7
Missing6 
TOTAL475100.0
104) How many hours, if any, during the last month have you given volunteer time at your church to teach, lead, serve on a committee, or help with some program or event? (HRVOLUNT)
TOTAL%
1) 0 hours194.0
2) 1-2 hours9520.0
3) 3-5 hours15432.4
4) 6-10 hours13227.8
5) 11-20 hours377.8
6) More than 20 hours388.0
Missing6 
TOTAL475100.0
105) How many hours, if any, during the last month have you participated in religious events, programs, or groups sponsored by a church or other religious organization which took place in a home or other facility away from your church? (HRRELG)
TOTAL%
1) 0 hours21445.4
2) 1-2 hours13027.6
3) 3-5 hours8117.2
4) 6-10 hours306.4
5) 11-20 hours122.5
6) More than 20 hours40.8
Missing10 
TOTAL471100.0
106) How many hours, if any, during the last month have you given volunteer time, apart from church programs, to help the less fortunate or to help make your own community a better place to live (e.g., through volunteer or committee work)? (HRCOMVOL)
TOTAL%
1) 0 hours14230.5
2) 1-2 hours12627.1
3) 3-5 hours9620.6
4) 6-10 hours5111.0
5) 11-20 hours265.6
6) More than 20 hours245.2
Missing16 
TOTAL465100.0
107) How old were you when you first began attending a Presbyterian church? (AGEPCUSE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL47318.92417
108) Including your current congregation, how many congregations have you ever belonged to? (NUMCONG)
TOTAL%
0) 122.5
1) 6413.6
2) 13027.6
3) 8618.3
4) 7515.9
5) 337.0
6) 265.5
7) 132.8
8) 91.9
9) 91.9
10) 61.3
11) 20.4
12) 30.6
14) 10.2
15) 10.2
18) 10.2
Missing10 
TOTAL471100.0
109) Of these, how many are/have been Presbyterian? (NUMPRES)
TOTAL%
0) 92.0
1) 17840.4
2) 11024.9
3) 6615.0
4) 398.8
5) 112.5
6) 92.0
7) 20.5
8) 61.4
9) 61.4
10) 40.9
11) 10.2
Missing40 
TOTAL441100.0
110) 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) Baptist5311.2
2) Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)122.5
3) Episcopal112.3
4) Lutheran224.6
5) Methodist6413.5
6) Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), PCUS, UPCUSA, or UPCNA21545.4
7) Other Presbyterian (specify)40.8
8) Reformed51.1
9) Roman Catholic265.5
10) UCC (United Church or Christ/Congregational)173.6
11) Independent or Non-denominational51.1
12) None153.2
13) Other (specify)255.3
Missing7 
TOTAL474100.0
111) Approximately how frequently do you engage in the following activities? Read the Bible privately (BIBLEPRI)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/almost daily10021.6
2) Several times a week7415.9
3) Weekly6514.0
4) Several times a month7516.2
5) Once a month429.1
6) Less than once a month8819.0
7) Never204.3
Missing17 
TOTAL464100.0
112) Approximately how frequently do you engage in the following activities? Read the Bible with family or friends (BIBLEOTH)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/almost daily61.4
2) Several times a week173.9
3) Weekly8920.5
4) Several times a month4911.3
5) Once a month388.7
6) Less than once a month10223.4
7) Never13430.8
Missing46 
TOTAL435100.0
113) Approximately how frequently do you engage in the following activities? Attend a Bible study group (BIBLESTY)
TOTAL%
2) Several times a week102.3
3) Weekly11626.4
4) Several times a month4710.7
5) Once a month5913.4
6) Less than once a month9020.5
7) Never11726.7
Missing42 
TOTAL439100.0
114) Approximately how frequently do you engage in the following activities? Read other devotional materials or religious books (DEVOTMAT)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/almost daily8818.9
2) Several times a week5812.5
3) Weekly459.7
4) Several times a month9219.8
5) Once a month7015.1
6) Less than once a month8418.1
7) Never286.0
Missing16 
TOTAL465100.0
115) Approximately how frequently do you engage in the following activities? Pray privately (PRAYPRI)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/almost daily34071.9
2) Several times a week7014.8
3) Weekly224.7
4) Several times a month214.4
5) Once a month61.3
6) Less than once a month91.9
7) Never51.1
Missing8 
TOTAL473100.0
116) Approximately how frequently do you engage in the following activities? Pray with family or friends (PRAYOTH)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/almost daily7516.7
2) Several times a week7516.7
3) Weekly10222.8
4) Several times a month5311.8
5) Once a month286.3
6) Less than once a month5812.9
7) Never5712.7
Missing33 
TOTAL448100.0
117) Approximately how frequently do you engage in the following activities? Attend a prayer group (PRAYGRP)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/almost daily10.2
2) Several times a week51.2
3) Weekly6014.4
4) Several times a month215.0
5) Once a month327.7
6) Less than once a month9121.8
7) Never20849.8
Missing63 
TOTAL418100.0
118) Approximately how frequently do you engage in the following activities? Use the Internet, in general (GINTERNT)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/almost daily26358.1
2) Several times a week6514.3
3) Weekly255.5
4) Several times a month224.9
5) Once a month81.8
6) Less than once a month163.5
7) Never5411.9
Missing28 
TOTAL453100.0
119) Approximately how frequently do you engage in the following activities? Send and receive email (EMAIL)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/almost daily27862.2
2) Several times a week6213.9
3) Weekly194.3
4) Several times a month276.0
5) Once a month51.1
6) Less than once a month122.7
7) Never449.8
Missing34 
TOTAL447100.0
120) Approximately how frequently do you engage in the following activities? Use the Internet for religious/spiritual purposes (RINTERNT)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/almost daily255.6
2) Several times a week419.2
3) Weekly286.3
4) Several times a month6113.6
5) Once a month378.3
6) Less than once a month9320.8
7) Never16236.2
Missing34 
TOTAL447100.0
121) Approximately how frequently do you engage in the following activities? Say grace before meals (SAYGRACE)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/almost daily21445.5
2) Several times a week6313.4
3) Weekly234.9
4) Several times a month459.6
5) Once a month245.1
6) Less than once a month7616.2
7) Never255.3
Missing11 
TOTAL470100.0
122) Which of the following terms best describes your current stand on theological issues? (ISSUES)
TOTAL%
1) Very conservative306.4
2) Conservative16434.7
3) Moderate18038.1
4) Liberal7616.1
5) Very liberal224.7
Missing9 
TOTAL472100.0
123) Have you ever tried to encourage someone to believe in Jesus Christ or to accept Him as a personal savior? (JESUS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes31566.6
2) No15833.4
Missing8 
TOTAL473100.0
124) Would you say you have had a conversion experience -- that is, a turning point in your life when you committed yourself to Christ? (EXPERIEN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes21044.8
2) No25955.2
Missing12 
TOTAL469100.0
125) If you say you have had a conversion experience -- that is, a turning point in your life when you committed yourself to Christ -- how old were you when this happened? (AGEEXPER)
TOTAL%
4) 410.5
5) 521.0
7) 731.5
8) 863.1
9) Child42.0
10) 10115.6
11) 1152.6
12) 122110.7
13) 13105.1
14) Teenager115.6
15) 15126.1
16) 1684.1
17) 1742.0
18) 1842.0
19) 1931.5
20) 2052.6
21) 2152.6
22) 2252.6
23) 2321.0
24) 2421.0
25) 2521.0
26) 2631.5
27) 2710.5
28) 2842.0
29) 2931.5
30) 3052.6
31) 3131.5
32) 3221.0
33) 3321.0
34) 3410.5
35) 3573.6
36) 3631.5
37) 3731.5
38) 3831.5
39) 3910.5
40) 40126.1
42) 4242.0
43) 4310.5
44) 4421.0
47) 4710.5
50) 5042.0
53) 5321.0
54) 5410.5
60) 6010.5
99) Don't know10.5
Missing285 
TOTAL196100.0
126) In the last year, have you invited someone to attend worship at your congregation? (INVITEW)
TOTAL%
1) Yes35174.7
2) No11925.3
Missing11 
TOTAL470100.0
127) If you have invited someone to attend worship at your congregation, how many people would you estimate you have invited in the last year? (NUMINVIT)
TOTAL%
1) 1299.0
2) 27824.1
3) 35115.8
4) 44413.6
5) 53711.5
6) 6257.7
7) 741.2
8) 872.2
9) 920.6
10) 10299.0
11) 1110.3
12) 1241.2
15) 1530.9
20) 2051.5
25) 2510.3
97) A few-several20.6
99) Don't know10.3
Missing158 
TOTAL323100.0
128) 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.6113.0
2) The Bible is the word of God, to be interpreted in the light of its historical and cultural context.20343.2
3) The Bible is the word of God, to be interpreted in the light of its historical context and the Church's teachings.16535.1
4) The Bible is not the word of God, but contains God's word to us.357.4
5) The Bible is not the word of God but is a valuable book.30.6
7) Don't know30.6
Missing11 
TOTAL470100.0
129) 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 agree34272.2
2) Agree8718.4
3) Neutral or not sure398.2
4) Disagree61.3
Missing7 
TOTAL474100.0
130) 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 agree26355.6
2) Agree9520.1
3) Neutral or not sure9119.2
4) Disagree143.0
5) Strongly disagree102.1
Missing8 
TOTAL473100.0
131) 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 agree4810.2
2) Agree8417.8
3) Neutral or not sure9921.0
4) Disagree16535.0
5) Strongly disagree7515.9
Missing10 
TOTAL471100.0
132) 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 agree275.8
2) Agree8618.4
3) Neutral or not sure8618.4
4) Disagree14731.4
5) Strongly disagree12226.1
Missing13 
TOTAL468100.0
133) 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 agree21846.4
2) Agree10221.7
3) Neutral or not sure8117.2
4) Disagree5211.1
5) Strongly disagree173.6
Missing11 
TOTAL470100.0
134) 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 agree12126.0
2) Agree8919.1
3) Neutral or not sure10422.3
4) Disagree9420.2
5) Strongly disagree5812.4
Missing15 
TOTAL466100.0
135) 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 agree18038.2
2) Agree25053.1
3) Neutral or not sure357.4
4) Disagree61.3
Missing10 
TOTAL471100.0
136) 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 agree16434.7
2) Agree21044.4
3) Neutral or not sure5411.4
4) Disagree377.8
5) Strongly disagree81.7
Missing8 
TOTAL473100.0
137) 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 agree163.4
2) Agree5311.2
3) Neutral or not sure13628.7
4) Disagree22647.7
5) Strongly disagree439.1
Missing7 
TOTAL474100.0
138) 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 agree377.9
2) Agree22147.0
3) Neutral or not sure11223.8
4) Disagree8718.5
5) Strongly disagree132.8
Missing11 
TOTAL470100.0
139) 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 agree214.4
2) Agree9720.5
3) Neutral or not sure22347.1
4) Disagree11123.5
5) Strongly disagree214.4
Missing8 
TOTAL473100.0
140) 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 agree11624.5
2) Agree21144.6
3) Neutral or not sure7916.7
4) Disagree5311.2
5) Strongly disagree143.0
Missing8 
TOTAL473100.0
141) 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 agree357.4
2) Agree16234.2
3) Neutral or not sure19841.9
4) Disagree5912.5
5) Strongly disagree194.0
Missing8 
TOTAL473100.0
142) 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, definitely8618.3
2) Yes, probably10522.3
3) Not sure5311.3
4) No, probably not7215.3
5) No, definitely not15532.9
Missing10 
TOTAL471100.0
143) 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, definitely8518.0
2) Yes, probably10021.1
3) Not sure5211.0
4) No, probably not7014.8
5) No, definitely not16635.1
Missing8 
TOTAL473100.0
144) 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, definitely6513.7
2) Yes, probably5611.8
3) Not sure6012.7
4) No, probably not6814.4
5) No, definitely not22447.4
Missing8 
TOTAL473100.0
145) 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 agree8117.1
2) Agree11323.8
3) Neutral or not sure6814.3
4) Disagree8417.7
5) Strongly disagree12927.2
Missing6 
TOTAL475100.0
146) 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 agree15733.1
2) Agree9018.9
3) Neutral or not sure6814.3
4) Disagree7816.4
5) Strongly disagree8217.3
Missing6 
TOTAL475100.0
147) 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 agree4810.1
2) Agree7215.2
3) Neutral or not sure7415.6
4) Disagree10121.4
5) Strongly disagree17837.6
Missing8 
TOTAL473100.0
148) 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 agree13228.0
2) Agree11825.1
3) Neutral or not sure8217.4
4) Disagree8518.0
5) Strongly disagree5411.5
Missing10 
TOTAL471100.0
149) Please indicate whether you agree or disagree with each statement. Same-sex couples should be allowed to marry. (SSMARRY)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree418.9
2) Agree6714.6
3) Neutral or not sure7716.8
4) Disagree9320.3
5) Strongly disagree18139.4
Missing22 
TOTAL459100.0
150) 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 agree275.7
2) Agree6614.0
3) Neutral or not sure8317.7
4) Disagree10121.5
5) Strongly disagree19341.1
Missing11 
TOTAL470100.0
151) Please indicate whether you agree or disagree with each statement. Same-sex couples should be allowed to adopt children. (ADPTCHLD)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree6012.7
2) Agree12726.8
3) Neutral or not sure9119.2
4) Disagree7115.0
5) Strongly disagree12526.4
Missing7 
TOTAL474100.0
152) 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 agree5511.6
2) Agree7716.3
3) Neutral or not sure7716.3
4) Disagree7014.8
5) Strongly disagree19441.0
Missing8 
TOTAL473100.0
153) What is your sex? (SEX)
TOTAL%
1) Female26555.7
2) Male21144.3
Missing5 
TOTAL476100.0
154) What is your present age? (AGE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL47560.98711
155) 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 farm8417.7
2) On a farm204.2
3) In a small city or town (under 50,000 population)17837.5
4) In a medium-size city (50,000-250,000 population)7916.6
5) In a suburb near a medium-size city326.7
6) In a large city (over 250,000 population)326.7
7) In a suburb near a large city5010.5
Missing6 
TOTAL475100.0
156) 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 farm286.1
2) On a farm30.7
3) In a small city or town (under 50,000 population)22949.7
4) In a medium-size city (50,000-250,000 population)8819.1
5) In a suburb near a medium-size city347.4
6) In a large city (over 250,000 population)316.7
7) In a suburb near a large city4810.4
Missing20 
TOTAL461100.0
157) What is your present marital status? (MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Married36879.0
2) Not married9821.0
Missing15 
TOTAL466100.0
158) If not currently married; have you ever been married? (MARRY)
TOTAL%
1) No, never married3432.7
2) Yes, am now widowed4341.3
3) Yes, am now divorced2322.1
4) Yes, am both widowed and divorced43.8
Missing377 
TOTAL104100.0
159) If currently married: have you had a previous marriage (or marriages)? (PREMARRY)
TOTAL%
1) No26674.1
2) Yes, was widowed143.9
3) Yes, was divorced7721.4
4) Yes, was both widowed and divorced20.6
Missing122 
TOTAL359100.0
160) 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) Baptist4913.4
2) Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)92.5
3) Episcopal82.2
4) Lutheran174.7
5) Methodist5916.2
6) Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), PCUS, UPCUSA, or UPCNA11531.5
7) Other Presbyterian10.3
8) Reformed20.5
9) Roman Catholic5114.0
10) UCC (United Church of Christ/Congregational)174.7
11) Independent or non-denominational20.5
12) None82.2
13) Other (specify)277.4
Missing116 
TOTAL365100.0
161) Please indicate the faith or denomination in which your husband or wife is currently affiliated. (SFAITH2)
TOTAL%
1) Baptist10.3
3) Episcopal20.6
4) Lutheran10.3
5) Methodist20.6
6) Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), PCUS, UPCUSA, or UPCNA30988.0
9) Roman Catholic133.7
12) Other (specify)164.6
13) None72.0
Missing130 
TOTAL351100.0
162) How often does your husband or wife attend Sunday worship at your congregation? (SWORSHP)
TOTAL%
1) Never102.7
2) Less than once a year30.8
3) About once or twice a year205.5
4) Several times a year174.7
5) About once a month154.1
6) 2-3 times a month349.3
7) Nearly every week14439.5
8) Every week12233.4
Missing116 
TOTAL365100.0
163) How often does your husband or wife attend Sunday worship at another congregation? (SWORSHP2)
TOTAL%
1) Never6140.4
2) Less than once a year1811.9
3) About once or twice a year3120.5
4) Several times a year2113.9
5) About once a month21.3
6) 2-3 times a month64.0
7) Nearly every week42.6
8) Every week85.3
Missing330 
TOTAL151100.0
164) How many children do you have? (If none, write 0.) Include any legally adopted children; exclude stepchildren unless legally adopted. (CHILDREN)
TOTAL%
0) None6714.3
1) 15611.9
2) 218940.3
3) 310322.0
4) 4377.9
5) 5102.1
6) 640.9
7) 710.2
8) 820.4
Missing12 
TOTAL469100.0
165) Please indicate your employment status. Employed full-time (FULL)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked29261.2
1) Checked18538.8
Missing4 
TOTAL477100.0
166) Please indicate your employment status. Employed part-time (PART)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked42989.9
1) Checked4810.1
Missing4 
TOTAL477100.0
167) Please indicate your employment status. Self-employed (SELF)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked44493.1
1) Checked336.9
Missing4 
TOTAL477100.0
168) Please indicate your employment status. Unemployed (UNEMPLOY)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked46998.3
1) Checked81.7
Missing4 
TOTAL477100.0
169) Please indicate your employment status. Retired (RETIRED)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked27758.1
1) Checked20041.9
Missing4 
TOTAL477100.0
170) Please indicate your employment status. Full-time homemaker (HOMEMAK)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked45294.8
1) Checked255.2
Missing4 
TOTAL477100.0
171) Please indicate your employment status. Student (STUDENT)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked47299.0
1) Checked51.0
Missing4 
TOTAL477100.0
172) Please indicate your employment status. Other (specify) (EMPL_OTH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked46898.1
1) Checked91.9
Missing4 
TOTAL477100.0
173) Please indicate your spouse's employment status. Employed full-time (SFULL)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked33870.9
1) Checked13929.1
Missing4 
TOTAL477100.0
174) Please indicate your spouse's employment status. Employed part-time (SPART)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked44092.2
1) Checked377.8
Missing4 
TOTAL477100.0
175) Please indicate your spouse's employment status. Self-employed (SSELF)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked45094.3
1) Checked275.7
Missing4 
TOTAL477100.0
176) Please indicate your spouse's employment status. Unemployed (SUNEMPLY)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked47599.6
1) Checked20.4
Missing4 
TOTAL477100.0
177) Please indicate your spouse's employment status. Retired (SRETIRED)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked32568.1
1) Checked15231.9
Missing4 
TOTAL477100.0
178) Please indicate your spouse's employment status. Full-time homemaker (SHOMEMAK)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked44593.5
1) Checked316.5
Missing5 
TOTAL476100.0
179) Please indicate your spouse's employment status. Student (SSTUDENT)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked477100.0
Missing4 
TOTAL477100.0
180) Please indicate your spouse's employment status. Other (specify) (SOTHER)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked47198.7
1) Checked61.3
Missing4 
TOTAL477100.0
181) If you are employed full-time, part-time, or self-employed, please indicate the average hours worked per week over the last year. (HRWK)
TOTAL%
0) 186.2
2) 10.3
3) 20.7
6) 10.3
8) 20.7
10) 31.0
12) 10.3
15) 62.1
17) 20.7
18) 20.7
20) 124.2
21) 10.3
24) 62.1
25) 72.4
27) 10.3
30) 134.5
32) 51.7
34) 20.7
35) 72.4
37) 10.3
38) 20.7
40) 8629.8
42) 72.4
43) 10.3
44) 20.7
45) 3110.7
46) 10.3
47) 20.7
48) 20.7
50) 3512.1
54) 20.7
55) 82.8
56) 10.3
58) 10.3
60) 113.8
65) 10.3
68) 10.3
70) 20.7
Missing192 
TOTAL289100.0
182) 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) 219.3
2) 20.9
5) 20.9
10) 20.9
11) 10.4
12) 31.3
15) 41.8
18) 10.4
20) 114.8
21) 10.4
22) 10.4
23) 10.4
24) 20.9
25) 52.2
26) 10.4
30) 114.8
32) 41.8
35) 31.3
36) 10.4
40) 7533.0
42) 20.9
44) 10.4
45) 219.3
48) 10.4
49) 10.4
50) 2310.1
53) 10.4
55) 41.8
58) 10.4
60) 167.0
65) 31.3
99) 10.4
Missing254 
TOTAL227100.0
183) What is the highest level of education completed by you? (EDUC)
TOTAL%
2) Some high school40.8
3) High school diploma428.8
4) Some college, but no degree6814.3
5) Associate's degree347.1
6) Bachelor's degree9820.5
7) Some graduate work6112.8
8) Graduate degree17035.6
Missing4 
TOTAL477100.0
184) What is the highest level of education completed by your spouse? (SEDUC)
TOTAL%
1) 8th grade or less20.5
2) Some high school61.6
3) High school diploma5414.4
4) Some college, but no degree6216.6
5) Associate's degree308.0
6) Bachelor's degree10127.0
7) Some graduate work308.0
8) Graduate degree8923.8
Missing107 
TOTAL374100.0
185) 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 alone7816.4
2) Two of us29361.6
3) Three of us6513.7
4) Four of us316.5
5) Five of us40.8
6) Six of us30.6
7) Seven or more of us10.2
8) Not applicable (I live in a dormitory, nursing home or other institutional housing10.2
Missing5 
TOTAL476100.0
186) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are aged under 6 years? (AGE6)
TOTAL%
0) None/blank14090.3
1) One95.8
2) Two63.9
Missing326 
TOTAL155100.0
187) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are aged 6–12 years? (AGE12)
TOTAL%
0) None/blank13481.2
1) One2615.8
2) Two53.0
Missing316 
TOTAL165100.0
188) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are aged 13–17 years? (AGE17)
TOTAL%
0) None/blank13375.1
1) One3620.3
2) Two63.4
3) Three21.1
Missing304 
TOTAL177100.0
189) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are aged 18–24 years? (AGE24)
TOTAL%
0) None/blank13785.6
1) One2113.1
2) Two21.3
Missing321 
TOTAL160100.0
190) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are aged 25 years and over? (AGE25)
TOTAL%
1) One8117.3
2) Two36377.7
3) Three204.3
4) Four30.6
Missing14 
TOTAL467100.0
191) 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 alone7516.1
2) A single parent, living with one or more children91.9
3) A married couple, no children in household27158.2
4) A married couple, living with one or more children9119.5
5) Some other arrangement (please describe your household here)204.3
Missing15 
TOTAL466100.0
192) Generally speaking, do you think of yourself as a Democrat, Independent, Republican, or other? (PARTYID)
TOTAL%
1) Democrat15031.9
2) Independent8317.7
3) Republican22948.7
4) Other (specify)81.7
Missing11 
TOTAL470100.0
193) What is your race or origin? White or Caucasian (RACE)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked173.6
1) Checked46096.4
Missing4 
TOTAL477100.0
194) What is your race or origin? Black or African American (RACE2)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked46998.3
1) Checked81.7
Missing4 
TOTAL477100.0
195) What is your race or origin? Indian (American) or Alaska native (RACE3)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked47399.2
1) Checked40.8
Missing4 
TOTAL477100.0
196) What is your race or origin? Asian or Pacific Islander (RACE4)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked47499.4
1) Checked30.6
Missing4 
TOTAL477100.0
197) What is your race or origin? Hispanic, Latino/a, or Spanish origin (RACE5)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked47699.8
1) Checked10.2
Missing4 
TOTAL477100.0
198) What is your race or origin? Some other race (specify) (RACE6)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked47599.6
1) Checked20.4
Missing4 
TOTAL477100.0
199) Did you or any other family member in your household fill out a pledge card regarding church giving for the current year? (PLEDGE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes40084.2
2) No6814.3
3) Don't know51.1
4) Congregation does not use pledge cards [vol.]20.4
Missing6 
TOTAL475100.0
200) 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 $10,00040.9
2) $10,000-$14,99961.3
3) $15,000-$19,99930.7
4) $20,000-$29,999378.3
5) $30,000-$39,999378.3
6) $40,000-$49,999408.9
7) $50,000-$59,9995011.2
8) $60,000-$69,999419.2
9) $70,000-$79,999357.8
10) $80,000-$89,999378.3
11) $90,000-$99,999286.3
12) $100,000-$124,9996013.4
13) $125,000-$149,999204.5
14) $150,000-$199,999255.6
15) $200,000-$249,999122.7
16) $250,000 or more122.7
Missing34 
TOTAL447100.0
201) During the calendar year 2004, did you or other family members in your household contribute any money to each of the following? To your congregation, in regular giving (not including special offerings or contributions to a capital campaign). (GIVING)
TOTAL%
1) Yes47099.4
2) No30.6
Missing8 
TOTAL473100.0
202) Write your best estimate of the amount given. (AMTGIVE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL4253782.9254245
203) 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) Yes24052.9
2) No21447.1
Missing27 
TOTAL454100.0
204) Write your best estimate of the amount given. (AMTCAP)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL2131838.8264874
205) 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) Yes41689.3
2) No5010.7
Missing15 
TOTAL466100.0
206) Write your best estimate of the amount given. (AMTSPEC)
TOTAL%
0) None20.5
10) 1010.3
15) 1520.5
20) 2092.4
25) 25205.3
30) 3030.8
35) 3520.5
40) 40123.2
45) 4510.3
50) 504511.9
55) 5510.3
60) 6061.6
75) 7541.1
80) 8041.1
85) 8510.3
100) 1007419.6
110) 11010.3
125) 12541.1
150) 150195.0
175) 17520.5
200) 2005715.1
210) 21010.3
220) 22010.3
240) 24010.3
250) 25061.6
275) 27510.3
295) 29510.3
300) 300246.4
350) 35020.5
400) 40092.4
450) 45010.3
500) 500266.9
600) 60051.3
700) 70010.3
800) 80010.3
1000) 100082.1
1100) 110010.3
1200) 120030.8
1250) 125010.3
1500) 150020.5
1700) 170010.3
1900) 190010.3
1950) 195010.3
2000) 200010.3
2400) 240010.3
2500) 250030.8
5500) 550010.3
10000) 1000010.3
999999) Don't know20.5
Missing104 
TOTAL377100.0
207) During the calendar year 2004, did you or other family members in your household contribute any money to each of the following? To the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) directly, for any of its programs, such as Disaster Assistance, the Hunger Program, missions or missionaries, etc. (PCUSADIR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes26658.6
2) No18841.4
Missing27 
TOTAL454100.0
208) Write your best estimate of the amount given. (AMTPCUSA)
TOTAL%
0) None2410.0
10) 1041.7
12) 1210.4
15) 1520.8
20) 20104.1
25) 25145.8
30) 3052.1
40) 4052.1
45) 4510.4
50) 504217.4
60) 6010.4
70) 7010.4
74) 7410.4
75) 7510.4
100) 1006125.3
150) 15083.3
200) 2002811.6
250) 25041.7
280) 28010.4
300) 30083.3
350) 35010.4
370) 37010.4
400) 40031.2
500) 50062.5
600) 60020.8
800) 80010.4
1000) 100010.4
2000) 200010.4
5000) 500010.4
999999) Don't know20.8
Missing240 
TOTAL241100.0
209) 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) Yes24653.9
2) No21046.1
Missing25 
TOTAL456100.0
210) Write your best estimate of the amount given. (ALLCAUSE)
TOTAL%
0) None177.8
10) 1010.5
15) 1520.9
20) 2073.2
25) 2552.3
30) 3020.9
40) 4020.9
45) 4520.9
50) 50198.7
70) 7010.5
75) 7510.5
80) 8010.5
100) 1003415.5
120) 12020.9
150) 15062.7
200) 2002310.5
240) 24020.9
250) 25052.3
300) 300115.0
390) 39010.5
400) 40031.4
415) 41510.5
500) 500146.4
600) 60020.9
700) 70010.5
750) 75010.5
830) 83010.5
975) 97520.9
1000) 1000177.8
1100) 110010.5
1200) 120041.8
1300) 130010.5
1350) 135010.5
1400) 140010.5
1500) 150020.9
1726) 172610.5
2000) 200062.7
2200) 220020.9
2400) 240010.5
2500) 250020.9
3000) 300031.4
3740) 374010.5
4000) 400010.5
4500) 450010.5
5000) 500020.9
5800) 580010.5
6000) 600010.5
8000) 800010.5
Missing262 
TOTAL219100.0
211) 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) Yes43293.5
2) No306.5
Missing19 
TOTAL462100.0
212) Write your best estimate of the amount given. (AMTNOREL)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL3921456.1454676
213) Response form: (RSPFORM2)
TOTAL%
1) Paper44593.3
2) Web326.7
Missing4 
TOTAL477100.0
214) State (STATE)
215) Region of residents (REGION)
TOTAL%
1) Northeast9620.1
2) Midwest12426.0
3) South18238.2
4) West7515.7
Missing4 
TOTAL477100.0
216) I-AGE: What is your present age? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-AGE)
TOTAL%
1) Less than 40153.2
2) 40-495611.8
3) 50-6420843.8
4) 65+19641.3
Missing6 
TOTAL475100.0
217) I-SEX: What is your sex? (for use with online analysis) (I-SEX)
TOTAL%
1) Female26555.7
2) Male21144.3
Missing5 
TOTAL476100.0
218) 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 $20,000132.9
2) $20,000-$49,99911425.5
3) $50,000-$99,99919142.7
4) $100,000+12928.9
Missing34 
TOTAL447100.0
219) 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) Democrat15031.9
2) Independent8317.7
3) Republican22948.7
4) Other (specify)81.7
Missing11 
TOTAL470100.0
220) I-REGION: Region of residents (for use with online analysis) (I-REGION)
TOTAL%
1) Northeast9620.1
2) Midwest12426.0
3) South18238.2
4) West7515.7
Missing4 
TOTAL477100.0