Presbyterian Panel Survey, November 2007 - Women in the Church, All

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All frequencies are raw numbers (no weights used).
1) Survey number (CODE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL17074189.1262123
2) If you are specialized clergy and do not attend the same congregation regularly, check here and skip over questions that ask about your congregation. (SPCLERGY)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked164996.5
1) Checked603.5
TOTAL1709100.0
3) How comfortable are people in your congregation with women, in general, in each of these congregational roles? Elder (Q1AELDER)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all comfortable80.5
2) Not very comfortable60.4
3) Not comfortable50.3
4) Somewhat comfortable311.9
5) Comfortable402.4
6) Mostly comfortable17410.4
7) Very comfortable139283.3
8) Don't know/not applicable161.0
Missing37 
TOTAL1672100.0
4) How comfortable are people in your congregation with women, in general, in each of these congregational roles? Deacon (Q1BDEAC)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all comfortable50.3
2) Not very comfortable30.2
3) Not comfortable40.2
4) Somewhat comfortable120.7
5) Comfortable161.0
6) Mostly comfortable1016.1
7) Very comfortable128477.5
8) Don't know/not applicable23214.0
Missing52 
TOTAL1657100.0
5) How comfortable are people in your congregation with women, in general, in each of these congregational roles? Liturgist during worship (Q1CLITUR)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all comfortable50.3
2) Not very comfortable20.1
3) Not comfortable60.4
4) Somewhat comfortable372.2
5) Comfortable402.4
6) Mostly comfortable1529.2
7) Very comfortable137983.1
8) Don't know/not applicable382.3
Missing50 
TOTAL1659100.0
6) How comfortable are people in your congregation with women, in general, in each of these congregational roles? Sunday school teacher (Q1DTEACH)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all comfortable40.2
2) Not very comfortable10.1
3) Not comfortable10.1
4) Somewhat comfortable110.7
5) Comfortable130.8
6) Mostly comfortable724.3
7) Very comfortable155293.0
8) Don't know/not applicable140.8
Missing41 
TOTAL1668100.0
7) How comfortable are people in your congregation with women, in general, in each of these congregational roles? Clerk of session (Q1ECLERK)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all comfortable90.5
2) Not very comfortable90.5
3) Not comfortable90.5
4) Somewhat comfortable321.9
5) Comfortable382.3
6) Mostly comfortable1237.4
7) Very comfortable137782.6
8) Don't know/not applicable704.2
Missing42 
TOTAL1667100.0
8) How comfortable are people in your congregation with women, in general, in each of these congregational roles? Committee chair (Q1FCHAIR)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all comfortable80.5
2) Not very comfortable50.3
3) Not comfortable40.2
4) Somewhat comfortable171.0
5) Comfortable311.9
6) Mostly comfortable1448.6
7) Very comfortable143686.1
8) Don't know/not applicable231.4
Missing41 
TOTAL1668100.0
9) How comfortable are people in your congregation with women, in general, in each of these congregational roles? Christian educator (Q1GEDUC)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all comfortable50.3
2) Not very comfortable30.2
3) Not comfortable50.3
4) Somewhat comfortable161.0
5) Comfortable191.1
6) Mostly comfortable1056.3
7) Very comfortable145287.3
8) Don't know/not applicable583.5
Missing46 
TOTAL1663100.0
10) How comfortable are people in your congregation with women, in general, in each of these congregational roles? Guest preacher (Q1HGUEST)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all comfortable60.4
2) Not very comfortable161.0
3) Not comfortable241.4
4) Somewhat comfortable754.5
5) Comfortable1217.3
6) Mostly comfortable20612.4
7) Very comfortable117870.8
8) Don't know/not applicable392.3
Missing44 
TOTAL1665100.0
11) How comfortable are people in your congregation with women, in general, in each of these congregational roles? Pastor, in general (Q1IPASTR)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all comfortable201.2
2) Not very comfortable362.2
3) Not comfortable503.0
4) Somewhat comfortable1116.7
5) Comfortable1589.6
6) Mostly comfortable26616.1
7) Very comfortable89654.3
8) Don't know/not applicable1136.8
Missing59 
TOTAL1650100.0
12) How comfortable are people in your congregation with women, in general, in each of these congregational roles? Head of staff (head pastor) in a congregation with more than one pastor (Q1JHOS)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all comfortable412.5
2) Not very comfortable422.6
3) Not comfortable573.5
4) Somewhat comfortable1046.5
5) Comfortable1207.5
6) Mostly comfortable16810.4
7) Very comfortable51331.9
8) Don't know/not applicable56535.1
Missing99 
TOTAL1610100.0
13) How comfortable are people in your congregation with women of color, in particular, in these congregational roles? Elder (Q2AELDER)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all comfortable291.8
2) Not very comfortable201.2
3) Not comfortable150.9
4) Somewhat comfortable754.6
5) Comfortable472.9
6) Mostly comfortable1287.8
7) Very comfortable70242.7
8) Don't know/not applicable62838.2
Missing65 
TOTAL1644100.0
14) How comfortable are people in your congregation with women of color, in particular, in these congregational roles? Deacon (Q2BDEAC)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all comfortable271.6
2) Not very comfortable140.9
3) Not comfortable60.4
4) Somewhat comfortable563.4
5) Comfortable342.1
6) Mostly comfortable1026.2
7) Very comfortable69042.0
8) Don't know/not applicable71343.4
Missing67 
TOTAL1642100.0
15) How comfortable are people in your congregation with women of color, in particular, in these congregational roles? Liturgist during worship (Q2CLITUR)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all comfortable251.5
2) Not very comfortable171.0
3) Not comfortable70.4
4) Somewhat comfortable825.0
5) Comfortable442.7
6) Mostly comfortable1157.0
7) Very comfortable74945.5
8) Don't know/not applicable60736.9
Missing63 
TOTAL1646100.0
16) How comfortable are people in your congregation with women of color, in particular, in these congregational roles? Sunday school teacher (Q2DTEACH)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all comfortable201.2
2) Not very comfortable120.7
3) Not comfortable90.5
4) Somewhat comfortable664.0
5) Comfortable362.2
6) Mostly comfortable1036.2
7) Very comfortable77947.2
8) Don't know/not applicable62437.8
Missing60 
TOTAL1649100.0
17) How comfortable are people in your congregation with women of color, in particular, in these congregational roles? Clerk of session (Q2ECLERK)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all comfortable281.7
2) Not very comfortable211.3
3) Not comfortable130.8
4) Somewhat comfortable724.4
5) Comfortable392.4
6) Mostly comfortable915.5
7) Very comfortable66640.6
8) Don't know/not applicable71243.4
Missing67 
TOTAL1642100.0
18) How comfortable are people in your congregation with women of color, in particular, in these congregational roles? Committee chair (Q2FCHAIR)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all comfortable261.6
2) Not very comfortable171.0
3) Not comfortable150.9
4) Somewhat comfortable613.7
5) Comfortable452.7
6) Mostly comfortable1126.8
7) Very comfortable72544.1
8) Don't know/not applicable64439.1
Missing64 
TOTAL1645100.0
19) How comfortable are people in your congregation with women of color, in particular, in these congregational roles? Christian educator (Q2GEDUC)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all comfortable241.5
2) Not very comfortable120.7
3) Not comfortable100.6
4) Somewhat comfortable704.3
5) Comfortable482.9
6) Mostly comfortable1006.1
7) Very comfortable71943.8
8) Don't know/not applicable65940.1
Missing67 
TOTAL1642100.0
20) How comfortable are people in your congregation with women of color, in particular, in these congregational roles? Guest preacher (Q2HGUEST)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all comfortable241.5
2) Not very comfortable261.6
3) Not comfortable241.5
4) Somewhat comfortable955.8
5) Comfortable764.6
6) Mostly comfortable1408.5
7) Very comfortable71243.2
8) Don't know/not applicable55033.4
Missing62 
TOTAL1647100.0
21) How comfortable are people in your congregation with women of color, in particular, in these congregational roles? Pastor, in general (Q2IPASTR)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all comfortable452.7
2) Not very comfortable422.6
3) Not comfortable482.9
4) Somewhat comfortable1006.1
5) Comfortable895.4
6) Mostly comfortable1197.3
7) Very comfortable45627.8
8) Don't know/not applicable74045.1
Missing70 
TOTAL1639100.0
22) How comfortable are people in your congregation with women of color, in particular, in these congregational roles? Head of staff (head pastor) in a congregation with more than one pastor (Q2JHOS)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all comfortable684.4
2) Not very comfortable412.6
3) Not comfortable553.6
4) Somewhat comfortable724.6
5) Comfortable724.6
6) Mostly comfortable986.3
7) Very comfortable27617.8
8) Don't know/not applicable86756.0
Missing160 
TOTAL1549100.0
23) How many times in the last three years have you heard someone comment that, in general, women are better church leaders than men? (Q3AWOMEN)
TOTAL%
1) None that I can recall119671.3
2) Once or twice19311.5
3) A few times17410.4
4) Several times754.5
5) Many times402.4
Missing31 
TOTAL1678100.0
24) How many times in the last three years have you heard someone comment that, in general, gender has no effect on whether one is a good church leader? (Q3BGENDR)
TOTAL%
1) None that I can recall107664.0
2) Once or twice1559.2
3) A few times18010.7
4) Several times1529.0
5) Many times1177.0
Missing29 
TOTAL1680100.0
25) How many times in the last three years have you heard someone comment that, in general, men are better church leaders than women? (Q3CMEN)
TOTAL%
1) None that I can recall123473.5
2) Once or twice21412.7
3) A few times1317.8
4) Several times744.4
5) Many times261.5
Missing30 
TOTAL1679100.0
26) Overall, do you prefer a man or a woman for each of the following positions? In your congregation: Pastor (Q5APASTR)
TOTAL%
1) A man42625.4
2) A woman513.0
3) No preference116669.5
4) No opinion352.1
Missing31 
TOTAL1678100.0
27) Overall, do you prefer a man or a woman for each of the following positions? In your congregation: Clerk of session (Q5BCLERK)
TOTAL%
1) A man875.2
2) A woman925.5
3) No preference145686.9
4) No opinion402.4
Missing34 
TOTAL1675100.0
28) Overall, do you prefer a man or a woman for each of the following positions? In your congregation: Christian educator (Q5CEDUC)
TOTAL%
1) A man171.0
2) A woman1257.5
3) No preference149389.1
4) No opinion402.4
Missing34 
TOTAL1675100.0
29) Overall, do you prefer a man or a woman for each of the following positions? In your congregation: Sunday school teacher (Q5DTEACH)
TOTAL%
1) A man80.5
2) A woman905.4
3) No preference154592.1
4) No opinion352.1
Missing31 
TOTAL1678100.0
30) Overall, do you prefer a man or a woman for each of the following positions? In your congregation: Choir director (Q5ECHOIR)
TOTAL%
1) A man432.6
2) A woman674.0
3) No preference152691.1
4) No opinion402.4
Missing33 
TOTAL1676100.0
31) Overall, do you prefer a man or a woman for each of the following positions? In your congregation: Liturgist during worship (Q5FLITUR)
TOTAL%
1) A man482.9
2) A woman271.6
3) No preference155292.3
4) No opinion543.2
Missing28 
TOTAL1681100.0
32) Overall, do you prefer a man or a woman for each of the following positions? In your congregation: Committee chair (Q5GCHAIR)
TOTAL%
1) A man332.0
2) A woman241.4
3) No preference158594.5
4) No opinion352.1
Missing32 
TOTAL1677100.0
33) Overall, do you prefer a man or a woman for each of the following positions? In your congregation: Guest preacher (Q5HGUEST)
TOTAL%
1) A man1267.5
2) A woman291.7
3) No preference148888.5
4) No opinion392.3
Missing27 
TOTAL1682100.0
34) Overall, do you prefer a man or a woman for each of the following positions? In your congregation: Elder (Q5IELDER)
TOTAL%
1) A man613.6
2) A woman150.9
3) No preference156293.1
4) No opinion392.3
Missing32 
TOTAL1677100.0
35) Overall, do you prefer a man or a woman for each of the following positions? In your congregation: Deacon (Q5JDEAC)
TOTAL%
1) A man161.0
2) A woman432.6
3) No preference149989.8
4) No opinion1126.7
Missing39 
TOTAL1670100.0
36) Overall, do you prefer a man or a woman for each of the following positions? In your presbytery: Moderator (Q5KMODER)
TOTAL%
1) A man1227.2
2) A woman281.7
3) No preference148387.9
4) No opinion553.3
Missing21 
TOTAL1688100.0
37) Overall, do you prefer a man or a woman for each of the following positions? In your presbytery: Stated clerk (Q5LSTCLK)
TOTAL%
1) A man895.3
2) A woman342.0
3) No preference150189.0
4) No opinion633.7
Missing22 
TOTAL1687100.0
38) Overall, do you prefer a man or a woman for each of the following positions? In your presbytery: Executive presbyter/general presbyter (Q5MEPRES)
TOTAL%
1) A man1649.7
2) A woman271.6
3) No preference142984.5
4) No opinion714.2
Missing18 
TOTAL1691100.0
39) Overall, do you prefer a man or a woman for each of the following positions? In your presbytery: Other presbytery staff (Q5NOPRES)
TOTAL%
1) A man221.3
2) A woman261.5
3) No preference155892.7
4) No opinion744.4
Missing29 
TOTAL1680100.0
40) Overall, do you prefer a man or a woman for each of the following positions? In the national church: Stated clerk of the General Assembly (Q5OGACLK)
TOTAL%
1) A man1207.1
2) A woman150.9
3) No preference146486.6
4) No opinion915.4
Missing19 
TOTAL1690100.0
41) Overall, do you prefer a man or a woman for each of the following positions? In the national church: Moderator of the General Assembly (Q5PGAMOD)
TOTAL%
1) A man1106.5
2) A woman211.2
3) No preference146886.9
4) No opinion915.4
Missing19 
TOTAL1690100.0
42) Overall, do you prefer a man or a woman for each of the following positions? In the national church: Executive director of the General Assembly Council (Q5QGAED)
TOTAL%
1) A man1116.6
2) A woman181.1
3) No preference146386.6
4) No opinion975.7
Missing20 
TOTAL1689100.0
43) In recent years, has your congregation made deliberate efforts to have both men and women as elders? (Q6AELDER)
TOTAL%
1) No895.5
2) Yes141787.4
3) Don't know1167.2
Missing87 
TOTAL1622100.0
44) In recent years, has your congregation made deliberate efforts to have both men and women as deacons? (Q6BDEAC)
TOTAL%
1) No1087.2
2) Yes117177.5
3) Don't know23115.3
Missing199 
TOTAL1510100.0
45) In recent years, has your congregation made deliberate efforts to have both men and women as liturgists? (Q6CLITUR)
TOTAL%
1) No1157.2
2) Yes130981.9
3) Don't know17510.9
Missing110 
TOTAL1599100.0
46) In recent years, has your congregation made deliberate efforts to have both men and women as other church leaders? (Q6DOTHER)
TOTAL%
1) No996.2
2) Yes132882.8
3) Don't know17611.0
Missing106 
TOTAL1603100.0
47) Were you on the Pastor Nominating Committee or otherwise involved in the search process the last time your congregation looked for a new pastor? (Here "pastor" refers to a solo pastor or head of staff, not an associate pastor.) (Q7PNC)
TOTAL%
1) No—Skip to Q9137385.0
2) Yes, on PNC16210.0
3) Yes, in another capacity805.0
Missing94 
TOTAL1615100.0
48) During that search, were deliberate efforts made to attract both men and women among the applicants? (Q8AAPPB)
TOTAL%
1) No7025.3
2) Yes17161.7
3) Don't know3613.0
Missing1432 
TOTAL277100.0
49) During that search, did the four or five applicants most seriously considered for pastor include at least one woman? (Q8BAPPW)
TOTAL%
1) No8430.8
2) Yes14252.0
3) Don't know4717.2
Missing1436 
TOTAL273100.0
50) Did these four or five applicants include at least one woman of color? (Q8CAPPWC)
TOTAL%
1) No14954.8
2) Yes4717.3
3) Don't know7627.9
Missing1437 
TOTAL272100.0
51) Is there an active Presbyterian Women (PW) circle or other women's group in your congregation? No. (Q9PWCIRC)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked142683.4
1) Checked28316.6
TOTAL1709100.0
52) Is there an active Presbyterian Women (PW) circle or other women's group in your congregation? Yes, PW. (Q9PWCIR1)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked56933.3
1) Checked114066.7
TOTAL1709100.0
53) Is there an active Presbyterian Women (PW) circle or other women's group in your congregation? Yes, other (specify). (Q9PWCIR2)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked149487.4
1) Checked21512.6
TOTAL1709100.0
54) Is there an active Presbyterian Women (PW) circle or other women's group in your congregation? I don't know. (Q9PWCIR3)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked165496.8
1) Checked553.2
TOTAL1709100.0
55) [If there is an active Presbyterian Women (PW) circle or other women's group in your congregation] Please indicate whether in recent years PW as an organization has been doing each activity in your congregation. Is PW Currently: Providing opportunities for mission? (Q10AMISS)
TOTAL%
1) No12110.0
2) Yes92476.4
3) Don't know16513.6
Missing499 
TOTAL1210100.0
56) [If there is an active Presbyterian Women (PW) circle or other women's group in your congregation] Please indicate whether in recent years PW as an organization has been doing each activity in your congregation. Is PW Currently: Offering one or more Bible studies? (Q10BBIBL)
TOTAL%
1) No13210.8
2) Yes95978.7
3) Don't know12810.5
Missing490 
TOTAL1219100.0
57) [If there is an active Presbyterian Women (PW) circle or other women's group in your congregation] Please indicate whether in recent years PW as an organization has been doing each activity in your congregation. Is PW Currently: Providing cooks/servers for church events/meals/receptions? (Q10CCOOK)
TOTAL%
1) No20917.2
2) Yes86270.8
3) Don't know14712.1
Missing491 
TOTAL1218100.0
58) [If there is an active Presbyterian Women (PW) circle or other women's group in your congregation] Please indicate whether in recent years PW as an organization has been doing each activity in your congregation. Is PW Currently: Doing ministry with the homebound? (Q10DHOME)
TOTAL%
1) No34028.2
2) Yes56947.2
3) Don't know29724.6
Missing503 
TOTAL1206100.0
59) [If there is an active Presbyterian Women (PW) circle or other women's group in your congregation] Please indicate whether in recent years PW as an organization has been doing each activity in your congregation. Is PW Currently: Developing congregational leaders? (Q10ELEAD)
TOTAL%
1) No37030.8
2) Yes48140.0
3) Don't know35129.2
Missing507 
TOTAL1202100.0
60) [If there is an active Presbyterian Women (PW) circle or other women's group in your congregation] Please indicate whether in recent years PW as an organization has been doing each activity in your congregation. Is PW Currently: Coordinating new-member programs? (Q10FPROG)
TOTAL%
1) No67756.3
2) Yes22318.6
3) Don't know30225.1
Missing507 
TOTAL1202100.0
61) [If there is an active Presbyterian Women (PW) circle or other women's group in your congregation] Please indicate whether in recent years PW as an organization has been doing each activity in your congregation. Is PW Currently: Engaging in advocacy on social issues? (Q10GADVO)
TOTAL%
1) No49541.0
2) Yes38832.2
3) Don't know32326.8
Missing503 
TOTAL1206100.0
62) [If there is an active Presbyterian Women (PW) circle or other women's group in your congregation] Please indicate whether in recent years PW as an organization has been doing each activity in your congregation. Is PW Currently: Planning fellowship events for the congregation? (Q10HPLAN)
TOTAL%
1) No33127.3
2) Yes71459.0
3) Don't know16613.7
Missing498 
TOTAL1211100.0
63) [If there is an active Presbyterian Women (PW) circle or other women's group in your congregation] Please indicate whether in recent years PW as an organization has been doing each activity in your congregation. Is PW Currently: Offering prayer ministries? (Q10IPRAY)
TOTAL%
1) No31426.1
2) Yes67656.1
3) Don't know21417.8
Missing505 
TOTAL1204100.0
64) [If there is an active Presbyterian Women (PW) circle or other women's group in your congregation] Please indicate whether in recent years PW as an organization has been doing each activity in your congregation. Is PW Currently: Decorating the sanctuary? (Q10JDECO)
TOTAL%
1) No47539.3
2) Yes54044.7
3) Don't know19416.0
Missing500 
TOTAL1209100.0
65) [If there is an active Presbyterian Women (PW) circle or other women's group in your congregation] Please indicate whether in recent years PW as an organization has been doing each activity in your congregation. Is PW Currently: Cleaning church facilities? (Q10KCLEN)
TOTAL%
1) No63953.0
2) Yes36830.5
3) Don't know19816.4
Missing504 
TOTAL1205100.0
66) [If there is an active Presbyterian Women (PW) circle or other women's group in your congregation] Please indicate whether in recent years PW as an organization has been doing each activity in your congregation. Is PW Currently: Providing fundraisers for the congregation? (Q10LFUND)
TOTAL%
1) No47539.2
2) Yes51942.9
3) Don't know21717.9
Missing498 
TOTAL1211100.0
67) [If there is an active Presbyterian Women (PW) circle or other women's group in your congregation] Please indicate whether in recent years PW as an organization has been doing each activity in your congregation. Is PW Currently: Receiving national PW offerings? (Q10MOFFR)
TOTAL%
1) No16513.6
2) Yes70758.2
3) Don't know34328.2
Missing494 
TOTAL1215100.0
68) [If there is an active Presbyterian Women (PW) circle or other women's group in your congregation] Please indicate whether in recent years PW as an organization has been doing each activity in your congregation. Is PW Currently: Contributing to the church's annual budget? (Q10NBUDG)
TOTAL%
1) No52843.7
2) Yes40133.2
3) Don't know27923.1
Missing501 
TOTAL1208100.0
69) [If there is an active Presbyterian Women (PW) circle or other women's group in your congregation] Please indicate whether in recent years PW as an organization has been doing each activity in your congregation. Is PW Currently: Contributing funds to other church needs? (Q10ONEED)
TOTAL%
1) No17314.3
2) Yes81867.5
3) Don't know22118.2
Missing497 
TOTAL1212100.0
70) [If there is an active Presbyterian Women (PW) circle or other women's group in your congregation] Please indicate whether in recent years PW as an organization has been doing each activity in your congregation. Is PW Currently: Providing an entry point for new members? (Q10PENTR)
TOTAL%
1) No31326.0
2) Yes56046.6
3) Don't know33027.4
Missing506 
TOTAL1203100.0
71) [If there is an active Presbyterian Women (PW) circle or other women's group in your congregation] Please indicate whether in recent years PW as an organization has been doing each activity in your congregation. Is PW Currently: Other (specify) (Q10QOTHR)
TOTAL%
1) Suggestion of Activity-Event-Program2142.0
2) Don't have PW/Presbyterian Women36.0
3) Don't have PW/Presbyterian Women, but some/most/all these things being done by other women's group(s)612.0
4) Other comment2040.0
Missing1659 
TOTAL50100.0
72) [If there is an active Presbyterian Women (PW) circle or other women's group in your congregation] Circle the letter (below) of any of these activities that PW is not currently doing in your congregation that you would like it to do: Providing opportunities for mission (Q11AMISS)
TOTAL%
0) Not circled166397.3
1) Circled462.7
TOTAL1709100.0
73) [If there is an active Presbyterian Women (PW) circle or other women's group in your congregation] Circle the letter (below) of any of these activities that PW is not currently doing in your congregation that you would like it to do: Offering one or more Bible studies (Q11BBIBL)
TOTAL%
0) Not circled167397.9
1) Circled362.1
TOTAL1709100.0
74) [If there is an active Presbyterian Women (PW) circle or other women's group in your congregation] Circle the letter (below) of any of these activities that PW is not currently doing in your congregation that you would like it to do: Providing cooks/servers for church events/meals/receptions (Q11CCOOK)
TOTAL%
0) Not circled168898.8
1) Circled211.2
TOTAL1709100.0
75) [If there is an active Presbyterian Women (PW) circle or other women's group in your congregation] Circle the letter (below) of any of these activities that PW is not currently doing in your congregation that you would like it to do: Doing ministry with the homebound (Q11DHOME)
TOTAL%
0) Not circled161894.7
1) Circled915.3
TOTAL1709100.0
76) [If there is an active Presbyterian Women (PW) circle or other women's group in your congregation] Circle the letter (below) of any of these activities that PW is not currently doing in your congregation that you would like it to do: Developing congregational leaders (Q11ELEAD)
TOTAL%
0) Not circled162395.0
1) Circled865.0
TOTAL1709100.0
77) [If there is an active Presbyterian Women (PW) circle or other women's group in your congregation] Circle the letter (below) of any of these activities that PW is not currently doing in your congregation that you would like it to do: Coordinating new-member programs (Q11FPROG)
TOTAL%
0) Not circled160894.1
1) Circled1015.9
TOTAL1709100.0
78) [If there is an active Presbyterian Women (PW) circle or other women's group in your congregation] Circle the letter (below) of any of these activities that PW is not currently doing in your congregation that you would like it to do: Engaging in advocacy on social issues (Q11GADVO)
TOTAL%
0) Not circled158892.9
1) Circled1217.1
TOTAL1709100.0
79) [If there is an active Presbyterian Women (PW) circle or other women's group in your congregation] Circle the letter (below) of any of these activities that PW is not currently doing in your congregation that you would like it to do: Planning fellowship events for the congregation (Q11HPLAN)
TOTAL%
0) Not circled166597.4
1) Circled442.6
TOTAL1709100.0
80) [If there is an active Presbyterian Women (PW) circle or other women's group in your congregation] Circle the letter (below) of any of these activities that PW is not currently doing in your congregation that you would like it to do: Offering prayer ministries (Q11IPRAY)
TOTAL%
0) Not circled163295.5
1) Circled774.5
TOTAL1709100.0
81) [If there is an active Presbyterian Women (PW) circle or other women's group in your congregation] Circle the letter (below) of any of these activities that PW is not currently doing in your congregation that you would like it to do: Decorating the sanctuary (Q11JDECO)
TOTAL%
0) Not circled168498.5
1) Circled251.5
TOTAL1709100.0
82) [If there is an active Presbyterian Women (PW) circle or other women's group in your congregation] Circle the letter (below) of any of these activities that PW is not currently doing in your congregation that you would like it to do: Cleaning church facilities (Q11KCLEN)
TOTAL%
0) Not circled169098.9
1) Circled191.1
TOTAL1709100.0
83) [If there is an active Presbyterian Women (PW) circle or other women's group in your congregation] Circle the letter (below) of any of these activities that PW is not currently doing in your congregation that you would like it to do: Providing fundraisers for the congregation (Q11LFUND)
TOTAL%
0) Not circled167798.1
1) Circled321.9
TOTAL1709100.0
84) [If there is an active Presbyterian Women (PW) circle or other women's group in your congregation] Circle the letter (below) of any of these activities that PW is not currently doing in your congregation that you would like it to do: Receiving national PW offerings (Q11MOFFR)
TOTAL%
0) Not circled169499.1
1) Circled150.9
TOTAL1709100.0
85) [If there is an active Presbyterian Women (PW) circle or other women's group in your congregation] Circle the letter (below) of any of these activities that PW is not currently doing in your congregation that you would like it to do: Contributing to the church's annual budget (Q11NBUDG)
TOTAL%
0) Not circled166697.5
1) Circled432.5
TOTAL1709100.0
86) [If there is an active Presbyterian Women (PW) circle or other women's group in your congregation] Circle the letter (below) of any of these activities that PW is not currently doing in your congregation that you would like it to do: Contributing funds to other church needs (Q11ONEED)
TOTAL%
0) Not circled168998.8
1) Circled201.2
TOTAL1709100.0
87) [If there is an active Presbyterian Women (PW) circle or other women's group in your congregation] Circle the letter (below) of any of these activities that PW is not currently doing in your congregation that you would like it to do: Providing an entry point for new members (Q11PENTR)
TOTAL%
0) Not circled158392.6
1) Circled1267.4
TOTAL1709100.0
88) [If there is an active Presbyterian Women (PW) circle or other women's group in your congregation] Circle the letter (below) of any of these activities that PW is not currently doing in your congregation that you would like it to do: Other (specify) (Q11QOTHR)
TOTAL%
0) Not circled169699.2
1) Circled130.8
TOTAL1709100.0
89) Does your congregation use gender-inclusive language when referring to the people of God (e.g., "brothers and sisters" instead of "brothers"; "children of God" rather than "sons of God") during worship services? (Q12AWORS)
TOTAL%
1) Never764.6
2) Yes, but rarely895.4
3) Yes, occasionally20312.3
4) Yes, most of the time78247.3
5) Yes, always39323.7
6) Not sure1126.8
Missing54 
TOTAL1655100.0
90) Does your congregation use gender-inclusive language when referring to the people of God (e.g., "brothers and sisters" instead of "brothers"; "children of God" rather than "sons of God") during the church newsletter and bulletin? (Q12BNEWS)
TOTAL%
1) Never925.7
2) Yes, but rarely744.6
3) Yes, occasionally16310.1
4) Yes, most of the time71144.0
5) Yes, always41825.9
6) Not sure1589.8
Missing93 
TOTAL1616100.0
91) How comfortable are you with the use of gender-inclusive language when referring to the people of God? (Q13LANG)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all comfortable804.8
2) Not very comfortable362.1
3) Not comfortable472.8
4) Somewhat comfortable1398.3
5) Comfortable663.9
6) Mostly comfortable17910.7
7) Very comfortable102461.1
8) No opinion1066.3
Missing32 
TOTAL1677100.0
92) Does your congregation use expansive language when referring to God ("expansive language" means using the wide variety of terms for God found in the Bible and church tradition—e.g., creator, shepherd, potter, mother hen, wisdom—rather than relying on the same few terms over and over) during worship services? (Q14AWORS)
TOTAL%
1) Never1267.6
2) Yes, but rarely26416.0
3) Yes, occasionally49930.3
4) Yes, most of the time51431.2
5) Yes, always1589.6
6) Not sure875.3
Missing61 
TOTAL1648100.0
93) Does your congregation use expansive language when referring to God ("expansive language" means using the wide variety of terms for God found in the Bible and church tradition—e.g., creator, shepherd, potter, mother hen, wisdom—rather than relying on the same few terms over and over) during the church newsletter and bulletin? (Q14BNEWS)
TOTAL%
1) Never1599.9
2) Yes, but rarely30919.2
3) Yes, occasionally42826.6
4) Yes, most of the time43727.2
5) Yes, always1448.9
6) Not sure1328.2
Missing100 
TOTAL1609100.0
94) How comfortable are you with the use of expansive language when referring to God? (Q15EXPAN)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all comfortable1368.1
2) Not very comfortable1026.1
3) Not comfortable955.7
4) Somewhat comfortable23213.9
5) Comfortable1217.2
6) Mostly comfortable22013.1
7) Very comfortable68941.2
8) No opinion794.7
Missing35 
TOTAL1674100.0
95) In worship at your congregation, how often are gender-specific terms used to refer to God (e.g., "Father," "He," "Mother," "She")? (Q16GENSP)
TOTAL%
1) Never986.0
2) Rarely23414.4
3) Occasionally48129.7
4) Often55134.0
5) Very often25815.9
Missing87 
TOTAL1622100.0
96) Are the gender-specific words for God used in worship at your congregation entirely male, entirely female, or some combination of both? (Q17GOD)
TOTAL%
1) Entirely male54333.2
2) Almost all male39023.9
3) Mostly male29418.0
4) Half male, half female23614.4
5) Mostly female130.8
6) Almost all female100.6
7) Entirely female20.1
8) Not sure1468.9
Missing75 
TOTAL1634100.0
97) Please indicate whether you agree or disagree with each of the following statements. Our language about God should be varied and diverse, reflecting the wide range of terms to describe God that are found in the Bible and the Reformed tradition. (Q18ALANG)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree714.3
2) Disagree1227.4
3) Neither agree nor disagree28717.4
4) Agree65739.9
5) Strongly agree50830.9
Missing64 
TOTAL1645100.0
98) Please indicate whether you agree or disagree with each of the following statements. It offends me when someone uses terms other than "Father, Son, and Holy Spirit" to refer to the persons of the Trinity. (Q18BTRIN)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree40224.2
2) Disagree41324.9
3) Neither agree nor disagree34320.7
4) Agree31218.8
5) Strongly agree18911.4
Missing50 
TOTAL1659100.0
99) Please indicate whether you agree or disagree with each of the following statements. As a child I pictured God to be of male gender. (Q18CCHLD)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree643.9
2) Disagree674.0
3) Neither agree nor disagree1277.6
4) Agree74945.1
5) Strongly agree65539.4
Missing47 
TOTAL1662100.0
100) Please indicate whether you agree or disagree with each of the following statements. God is best understood in masculine terms. (Q18DMASC)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree42525.6
2) Disagree32719.7
3) Neither agree nor disagree39724.0
4) Agree32919.9
5) Strongly agree17910.8
Missing52 
TOTAL1657100.0
101) Please indicate whether you agree or disagree with each of the following statements. The Bible contains many female images of God. (Q18EBIBL)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree1539.3
2) Disagree42025.5
3) Neither agree nor disagree37923.0
4) Agree45127.4
5) Strongly agree24214.7
Missing64 
TOTAL1645100.0
102) Please indicate whether you agree or disagree with each of the following statements. Using male terms to refer to God seems natural to me. (Q18FNATR)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree1167.0
2) Disagree19812.0
3) Neither agree nor disagree25615.5
4) Agree74545.1
5) Strongly agree33620.4
Missing58 
TOTAL1651100.0
103) Please indicate whether you agree or disagree with each of the following statements. Use of gender-inclusive language is consistent with the overall message of the Bible. (Q18GMESS)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree885.4
2) Disagree19111.7
3) Neither agree nor disagree43626.6
4) Agree56734.6
5) Strongly agree35721.8
Missing70 
TOTAL1639100.0
104) Please indicate whether you agree or disagree with each of the following statements. God is the creator of gender, and thus not subject to it. (Q18HCREA)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree633.9
2) Disagree623.8
3) Neither agree nor disagree46828.7
4) Agree55534.0
5) Strongly agree48529.7
Missing76 
TOTAL1633100.0
105) Are there worship services in your congregation conducted entirely or primarily in a language other than English? (Q19OLANG)
TOTAL%
1) No154993.9
2) Yes935.6
3) Not sure70.4
Missing60 
TOTAL1649100.0
106) [If there are worship services in your congregation conducted entirely or primarily in a language other than English] What other language(s) is (are) used? (Q19LANG1)
TOTAL%
1) Spanish3640.0
2) Korean2325.6
3) Arabic44.4
4) Chinese22.2
5) Urdu33.3
6) Ukraine11.1
7) Burmese11.1
8) Taiwanese22.2
9) Russian22.2
10) South African11.1
11) Portuguese33.3
12) Sudanese22.2
13) Native Dakota-Sioux11.1
14) Farzi11.1
15) Mahaan11.1
18) Hebrew11.1
21) Swahili11.1
22) Tagalog11.1
23) French11.1
24) Hmong11.1
25) Ingiapit11.1
27) Neuv11.1
Missing1619 
TOTAL90100.0
107) [If there are worship services in your congregation conducted entirely or primarily in a language other than English] What other language(s) is (are) used? (Q19LANG2)
TOTAL%
1) Spanish327.3
2) Korean218.2
4) Chinese19.1
11) Portuguese218.2
15) Mahaan19.1
17) Hindu19.1
19) Greek19.1
Missing1698 
TOTAL11100.0
108) Think about various church resources you have seen in the last two years—things like Sunday school curriculum, special offering promotional materials, items on the Website pcusa.org. When it comes to photographs in these resources, do you think they show too few, too many, or about the right number of people who are women? (Q20AWOMN)
TOTAL%
1) Too many342.0
2) Too few643.8
3) The right number99059.1
4) Don't know/no opinion58835.1
Missing33 
TOTAL1676100.0
109) Think about various church resources you have seen in the last two years—things like Sunday school curriculum, special offering promotional materials, items on the Website pcusa.org. When it comes to photographs in these resources, do you think they show too few, too many, or about the right number of people who are persons of color (Black, Hispanic, Native American, or Asian)? (Q20BPOC)
TOTAL%
1) Too many593.5
2) Too few17910.7
3) The right number80148.0
4) Don't know/no opinion63137.8
Missing39 
TOTAL1670100.0
110) Think about various church resources you have seen in the last two years—things like Sunday school curriculum, special offering promotional materials, items on the Website pcusa.org. When it comes to photographs in these resources, do you think they show too few, too many, or about the right number of people who are women of color, in particular? (Q20CWOC)
TOTAL%
1) Too many402.4
2) Too few19011.4
3) The right number70542.3
4) Don't know/no opinion73343.9
Missing41 
TOTAL1668100.0
111) Does your congregation use the Presbyterian Hymnal (blue cover; 1990 publication)? (Q21PHYMN)
TOTAL%
1) No42125.7
2) Yes121974.3
Missing69 
TOTAL1640100.0
112) [If your congregation does not use the Presbyterian Hymnal (blue cover; 1990 publication)] Do you use another hymnal, or no hymnal at all? (Q21AOHYM)
TOTAL%
1) Another hymnal37293.0
2) No hymnal287.0
Missing1309 
TOTAL400100.0
113) If your congregation uses another hymnal, please specify: (Q21BTHYM)
TOTAL%
1) The 1933 Presbyterian Hymnal72.4
2) The 1955 Presbyterian Hymnal5719.3
3) The 1970 Worshipbook with hymns (blue cover)10.3
5) Lift Up Your Hearts10.3
7) Hymns for the Family of God248.1
8) All other18562.5
9) Don't know217.1
Missing1413 
TOTAL296100.0
114) Did its use of expansive language about God and gender-inclusive language about the people of God affect your congregation's decision about whether or not to use the Presbyterian Hymnal? (Q22PRESB)
TOTAL%
1) No, that had no effect55033.6
2) Yes, it had a small effect17910.9
3) Yes, it had a major effect1026.2
4) Don't know80649.2
Missing72 
TOTAL1637100.0
115) How often does your congregation typically sing the doxology? (Q23DOXOL)
TOTAL%
1) Never462.8
2) Once a month or less1156.9
3) Every two or three weeks643.9
4) Every week/nearly every week140284.4
5) Don't know332.0
6) Varies in services [Vol.]20.1
Missing47 
TOTAL1662100.0
116) When the doxology is sung, what words does your congregation use to refer to the persons of the Trinity? (Q24DTRIN)
TOTAL%
1) Traditional—Father, Son, and Holy Ghost (or Spirit)139490.6
2) Other (e.g., God, Christ, and Spirit) (specify)1368.8
3) Both90.6
Missing170 
TOTAL1539100.0
117) How many times have you heard a woman of color preach in a Presbyterian church or other Presbyterian event over your entire life? (Q25ALIFE)
TOTAL%
1) None that I can recall39623.5
2) Once or twice26215.5
3) A few times41024.3
4) Several times38222.7
5) Many times23614.0
Missing23 
TOTAL1686100.0
118) How many times have you heard a woman of color preach in a Presbyterian church or other Presbyterian event in the last two years? (Q25B2YRS)
TOTAL%
1) None that I can recall70345.9
2) Once or twice40626.5
3) A few times22314.6
4) Several times15310.0
5) Many times452.9
Missing179 
TOTAL1530100.0
119) Have you ever been part of a congregation (including your current one) that had a female clerk of session while you were there? (Q26ACLRK)
TOTAL%
1) No19711.7
2) Yes140983.8
3) Don't know724.3
4) Not applicable40.2
Missing27 
TOTAL1682100.0
120) Have you ever been part of a congregation (including your current one) that had a female head of the board of deacons while you were there? (Q26BHEAD)
TOTAL%
1) No1358.1
2) Yes115869.4
3) Don't know1217.2
4) Not applicable25515.3
Missing40 
TOTAL1669100.0
121) Have you ever been part of a congregation (including your current one) that had a female pastor while you were there? (Include any type of pastor, whether solo pastor, associate pastor, head of staff, etc.) (Q26CPAST)
TOTAL%
1) No40624.1
2) Yes121572.1
3) Don't know150.9
4) Not applicable482.9
Missing25 
TOTAL1684100.0
122) Other things being equal, would you oppose or support calling a woman as pastor the next time there is a vacancy in your congregation? (Q27WOMNP)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly oppose221.4
2) Oppose462.8
3) Tend to oppose1257.7
4) Tend to support24114.9
5) Support60037.0
6) Strongly support58836.3
Missing87 
TOTAL1622100.0
123) Response form (RESPFORM)
TOTAL%
1) Paper135379.2
2) Web35620.8
TOTAL1709100.0
124) Other hymn books used: (OTHRHYMN)
125) Sample (SAMPLE)
TOTAL%
1) Members39823.4
2) Elders52931.1
3) Clergy77445.5
Missing8 
TOTAL1701100.0