Presbyterian Panel Survey, January 1991: Spirituality

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All frequencies are raw numbers (no weights used).
1) Identification number (CODE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL480523317.16710257
2) How often do you pray privately, that is, away from church services? (PRAYER1)
TOTAL%
1) I never pray.350.7
2) I pray only on very special occasions.731.5
3) I pray once in a while, but not at regular intervals.52811.2
4) I pray quite often, but not at regular times.113324.0
5) I pray regularly, once a week.280.6
6) I pray regularly, several times a week.3016.4
7) I pray regularly, once a day or more.97420.6
8) I pray often, both regularly and at other times.164534.9
Missing88 
TOTAL4717100.0
3) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO PRAY PRIVATELY: Do you find it easy to pray privately? (PRAYER2)
TOTAL%
1) No4289.6
2) Yes401790.4
Missing360 
TOTAL4445100.0
4) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO PRAY PRIVATELY: Do you find it easy to pray publicly? (PRAYER3)
TOTAL%
1) No149635.1
2) Yes276464.9
Missing545 
TOTAL4260100.0
5) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO PRAY PRIVATELY: Are you part of a prayer group, that is, a group of people who get together regularly to pray? (PRAYER4)
TOTAL%
1) No371378.5
2) Yes101521.5
Missing77 
TOTAL4728100.0
6) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO PRAY PRIVATELY: How satisfied are you with your prayer life? (PRAYER5)
TOTAL%
1) Very satisfied47510.0
2) Satisfied194541.0
3) Neither satisfied nor dissatisfied156333.0
4) Dissatisfied73315.5
5) Very dissatisfied250.5
Missing64 
TOTAL4741100.0
7) Which of the following comes closest to your view of prayer? (PRAYER6)
TOTAL%
1) I don't believe in prayer.160.3
2) Prayer is talking to yourself, but that is sometimes helpful.861.8
3) Prayer is talking with God, but God doesn't always answer.161933.9
4) Prayer is talking with God, and God always answers.263555.2
5) Other3096.5
6) None of the above1092.3
Missing31 
TOTAL4774100.0
8) The next question is about meditation. Which of these statements best describes you? (MEDITTN)
TOTAL%
1) I practice meditation using definite techniques such as sitting, breathing or thinking in special ways.4659.8
2) I don't use any definite meditation techniques, but I do spend quiet times meditating about my life.249752.6
3) I really don't practice any kind of meditation.160633.8
4) I meditate on Scripture.621.3
5) Other1192.5
Missing56 
TOTAL4749100.0
9) Have you ever had a religious experience, that is, a particularly powerful religious insight or awakening that changed the direction of your life? (If you have had more than one such experience, answer in terms of the most significant one.) (RELEXP1)
TOTAL%
1) No194041.5
2) Yes273258.5
Missing133 
TOTAL4672100.0
10) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE HAD A RELIGIOUS EXPERIENCE: Is this experience still important to you in your everyday life? (RELEXP2)
TOTAL%
1) No1234.6
2) Yes239989.6
3) Not sure1565.8
Missing2127 
TOTAL2678100.0
11) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE HAD A RELIGIOUS EXPERIENCE: Did this experience involve Jesus Christ? (RELEXP3)
TOTAL%
1) No27210.4
2) Yes211180.4
3) Not sure2449.3
Missing2178 
TOTAL2627100.0
12) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE HAD A RELIGIOUS EXPERIENCE: Was this a conversion experience -- an identifiable turning point that included asking Jesus Christ to be your personal saviour? (RELEXP4)
TOTAL%
1) No132350.3
2) Yes116644.3
3) Not sure1435.4
Missing2173 
TOTAL2632100.0
13) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE HAD A RELIGIOUS EXPERIENCE: Did this experience happen at a time of personal crisis? (RELEXP5)
TOTAL%
1) No111145.9
2) Yes120749.9
3) Not sure1004.1
Missing2387 
TOTAL2418100.0
14) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE HAD A RELIGIOUS EXPERIENCE: Did this experience happen at a time of crisis for someone near you? (RELEXP6)
TOTAL%
1) No164473.8
2) Yes52823.7
3) Not sure552.5
Missing2578 
TOTAL2227100.0
15) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE HAD A RELIGIOUS EXPERIENCE: Did this experience happen at a service of worship? (RELEXP7)
TOTAL%
1) No139459.7
2) Yes90638.8
3) Not sure361.5
Missing2469 
TOTAL2336100.0
16) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE HAD A RELIGIOUS EXPERIENCE: Did this experience happen during an evangelical campaign? (RELEXP8)
TOTAL%
1) No181181.7
2) Yes38517.4
3) Not sure221.0
Missing2587 
TOTAL2218100.0
17) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE HAD A RELIGIOUS EXPERIENCE: Did this experience happen as you encountered suffering in the world? (RELEXP9)
TOTAL%
1) No163974.5
2) Yes50222.8
3) Not sure602.7
Missing2604 
TOTAL2201100.0
18) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE HAD A RELIGIOUS EXPERIENCE: Did this experience happen during a period of quiet reflection? (RELEXP10)
TOTAL%
1) No89239.1
2) Yes132157.9
3) Not sure672.9
Missing2525 
TOTAL2280100.0
19) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE HAD A RELIGIOUS EXPERIENCE: Did this experience happen at another time? (Specify) (RELEXP11)
TOTAL%
1) Camp retreat11141.3
2) Small group6323.4
3) Dream/vision4014.9
4) With another individual5520.4
Missing4536 
TOTAL269100.0
20) How often in your life (if ever) have you had any of the following experiences? -- Felt the presence of God (SPRTEXP1)
TOTAL%
1) Never3677.9
2) Once or twice51111.0
3) Several times143230.8
4) Frequently189940.8
5) Not sure4449.5
Missing152 
TOTAL4653100.0
21) How often in your life (if ever) have you had any of the following experiences? -- Prayed or spoken in tongues (SPRTEXP2)
TOTAL%
1) Never378086.5
2) Once or twice1433.3
3) Several times1623.7
4) Frequently2004.6
5) Not sure831.9
Missing437 
TOTAL4368100.0
22) How often in your life (if ever) have you had any of the following experiences? -- Had an out-of-the-body experience not associated with a near-death experience (SPRTEXP3)
TOTAL%
1) Never385088.4
2) Once or twice2756.3
3) Several times721.7
4) Frequently130.3
5) Not sure1453.3
Missing450 
TOTAL4355100.0
23) How often in your life (if ever) have you had any of the following experiences? -- Had an out-of-the-body experience associated with a near-death experience (SPRTEXP4)
TOTAL%
1) Never413794.4
2) Once or twice1794.1
3) Several times110.3
4) Frequently20.0
5) Not sure541.2
Missing422 
TOTAL4383100.0
24) How often in your life (if ever) have you had any of the following experiences? -- Felt reincarnated (SPRTEXP5)
TOTAL%
1) Never400191.8
2) Once or twice1423.3
3) Several times671.5
4) Frequently270.6
5) Not sure1212.8
Missing447 
TOTAL4358100.0
25) Do you believe in astrology -- in other words, that the position of the stars and planets influences people's lives? (ASTRLGY)
TOTAL%
1) No400684.8
2) Yes1563.3
3) Not sure56111.9
Missing82 
TOTAL4723100.0
26) Approximately, how frequently do you engage in the following activities? -- Read the Bible privately (SPRTACT1)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/almost daily138729.7
2) Several times a week100421.5
3) Weekly47410.2
4) Several times a month51311.0
5) Once a month1854.0
6) Several times a year64613.8
7) Once a year or less2986.4
8) Never1593.4
Missing139 
TOTAL4666100.0
27) Approximately, how frequently do you engage in the following activities? -- Read the Bible with family or friends (SPRTACT2)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/almost daily2615.9
2) Several times a week44710.0
3) Weekly85719.3
4) Several times a month49311.1
5) Once a month2295.1
6) Several times a year76217.1
7) Once a year or less52311.8
8) Never87719.7
Missing356 
TOTAL4449100.0
28) Approximately, how frequently do you engage in the following activities? -- Attend Bible study groups (SPRTACT3)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/almost daily471.0
2) Several times a week2295.0
3) Weekly125627.4
4) Several times a month3537.7
5) Once a month3738.1
6) Several times a year70015.3
7) Once a year or less51011.1
8) Never111024.2
Missing227 
TOTAL4578100.0
29) Approximately, how frequently do you engage in the following activities? -- Attend prayer meetings (SPRTACT4)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/almost daily481.1
2) Several times a week1212.8
3) Weekly57313.0
4) Several times a month1754.0
5) Once a month1894.3
6) Several times a year68715.6
7) Once a year or less78717.9
8) Never181941.4
Missing406 
TOTAL4399100.0
30) Approximately, how frequently do you engage in the following activities? -- Participate in church social events (SPRTACT5)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/almost daily901.9
2) Several times a week4148.9
3) Weekly67714.6
4) Several times a month111724.0
5) Once a month68814.8
6) Several times a year135529.2
7) Once a year or less2074.5
8) Never992.1
Missing158 
TOTAL4647100.0
31) Approximately, how frequently do you engage in the following activities? -- Say grace before meals (SPRTACT6)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/almost daily286761.3
2) Several times a week4449.5
3) Weekly1292.8
4) Several times a month3307.1
5) Once a month952.0
6) Several times a year61513.1
7) Once a year or less952.0
8) Never1052.2
Missing125 
TOTAL4680100.0
32) Approximately, how frequently do you engage in the following activities? -- Seek God's will through prayer (SPRTACT7)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/almost daily236050.4
2) Several times a week91319.5
3) Weekly3116.6
4) Several times a month4539.7
5) Once a month932.0
6) Several times a year3427.3
7) Once a year or less831.8
8) Never1232.6
Missing127 
TOTAL4678100.0
33) Approximately, how frequently do you engage in the following activities? -- Attend church (Sunday) school (SPRTACT8)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/almost daily3026.5
2) Several times a week1302.8
3) Weekly246553.1
4) Several times a month4229.1
5) Once a month1092.4
6) Several times a year4239.1
7) Once a year or less2184.7
8) Never56912.3
Missing167 
TOTAL4638100.0
34) For each of these statements, indicate whether or not it describes your relationship with God. -- I am basically content in my relationship with God. (RELGD1)
TOTAL%
1) No90619.6
2) Yes370880.4
Missing191 
TOTAL4614100.0
35) For each of these statements, indicate whether or not it describes your relationship with the local church. -- I am basically content in my relationship with the local church. (RELCH1)
TOTAL%
1) No93420.5
2) Yes363179.5
Missing240 
TOTAL4565100.0
36) For each of these statements, indicate whether or not it describes your relationship with God. -- I feel something is missing in my relationship with God. (RELGD2)
TOTAL%
1) No297969.0
2) Yes133731.0
Missing489 
TOTAL4316100.0
37) For each of these statements, indicate whether or not it describes your relationship with the local church. -- I feel something is missing in my relationship with the local church. (RELCH2)
TOTAL%
1) No294968.2
2) Yes137331.8
Missing483 
TOTAL4322100.0
38) For each of these statements, indicate whether or not it describes your relationship with God. -- My friends seem less content in their relationship with God than I am in mine. (RELGD3)
TOTAL%
1) No275969.6
2) Yes120530.4
Missing841 
TOTAL3964100.0
39) For each of these statements, indicate whether or not it describes your relationship with the local church. -- My friends seem less content in their relationship with the local church than I am in mine. (RELCH3)
TOTAL%
1) No280370.8
2) Yes115829.2
Missing844 
TOTAL3961100.0
40) For each of these statements, indicate whether or not it describes your relationship with God. -- I am looking for a relationship with God that makes sense. (RELGD4)
TOTAL%
1) No204850.0
2) Yes204850.0
Missing709 
TOTAL4096100.0
41) For each of these statements, indicate whether or not it describes your relationship with the local church. -- I am looking for a relationship with the local church that makes sense. (RELCH4)
TOTAL%
1) No189146.5
2) Yes217953.5
Missing735 
TOTAL4070100.0
42) For each of these statements, indicate whether or not it describes your relationship with God. -- My relationship with God has been positive and uplifting. (RELGD5)
TOTAL%
1) No3147.1
2) Yes411692.9
Missing375 
TOTAL4430100.0
43) For each of these statements, indicate whether or not it describes your relationship with the local church. -- My relationship with the local church has been positive and uplifting. (RELCH5)
TOTAL%
1) No67515.6
2) Yes365884.4
Missing472 
TOTAL4333100.0
44) How would you describe your relationship with God today as compared to five years ago? (RELGD6)
TOTAL%
1) More satisfactory308064.4
2) No difference148531.1
3) Less satisfactory2154.5
Missing25 
TOTAL4780100.0
45) How would you describe your relationship with the local church today as compared to five years ago? (RELCH6)
TOTAL%
1) More satisfactory247852.1
2) No difference147331.0
3) Less satisfactory80817.0
Missing46 
TOTAL4759100.0
46) How satisfied are you in your understanding of how God works in the world today? (GODWORKS)
TOTAL%
1) Very satisfied79316.8
2) Satisfied211144.6
3) Neither satisfied nor dissatisfied116124.5
4) Dissatisfied3307.0
5) Very dissatisfied350.7
6) Don't know3046.4
Missing71 
TOTAL4734100.0
47) Would you say you are presently involved in a religious search? (RELSRCH1)
TOTAL%
1) No267157.1
2) Yes200742.9
Missing127 
TOTAL4678100.0
48) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE PRESENTLY INVOLVED IN A RELIGIOUS SEARCH: For what are you searching? (RELSRCH2)
TOTAL%
1) God's will/direction/guidance (personal life and world)50826.5
2) Relationship with God40020.8
3) Spiritual growth (intuitive)28815.0
4) Feelings (of peace, wholeness, assurance); emotions (religious and non-religious)1869.7
6) Knowledge/meaning/truth (cognitive)37919.7
7) Help with saving others; evangelism180.9
8) Help for the church492.6
9) Other914.7
Missing2886 
TOTAL1919100.0
49) Have you had any of the following experiences in the past year? -- My pastor preached (I preached) on spiritual growth/growing in faith. (HADEXP1)
TOTAL%
1) Yes411489.7
2) No47310.3
Missing218 
TOTAL4587100.0
50) Have you had any of the following experiences in the past year? -- My congregation had a discussion class/session on spiritual growth/growing in faith. (HADEXP2)
TOTAL%
1) Yes287665.1
2) No154434.9
Missing385 
TOTAL4420100.0
51) Have you had any of the following experiences in the past year? -- I went on a retreat on spiritual growth/growing in faith. (HADEXP3)
TOTAL%
1) Yes140631.4
2) No307868.6
Missing321 
TOTAL4484100.0
52) Have you had any of the following experiences in the past year? -- I worked on spiritual growth/growing in faith, privately. (HADEXP4)
TOTAL%
1) Yes323471.2
2) No130928.8
Missing262 
TOTAL4543100.0
53) Have you had any of the following experiences in the past year? -- My family or close friends and I discussed spiritual growth/growing in faith. (HADEXP5)
TOTAL%
1) Yes295564.8
2) No160235.2
Missing248 
TOTAL4557100.0
54) Have you had any of the following experiences in the past year? -- I discussed spiritual growth/growing in faith with my pastor. (HADEXP6)
TOTAL%
1) Yes119128.5
2) No298171.5
Missing633 
TOTAL4172100.0
55) Have you had any of the following experiences in the past year? -- I had a spiritual director. (HADEXP7)
TOTAL%
1) Yes4189.5
2) No397290.5
Missing415 
TOTAL4390100.0
56) Have you had any of the following experiences in the past year? -- My church school class discussed spiritual growth/growing in faith. (HADEXP8)
TOTAL%
1) Yes207950.3
2) No205749.7
Missing669 
TOTAL4136100.0
57) Where have you had other experiences involving spiritual growth in the past year? (WHEREXP)
TOTAL%
1) Bible study/session/prayer breakfast2212.6
2) Evangelistic worship service42.3
3) Other14985.1
Missing4630 
TOTAL175100.0
58) Have you gone on an overnight religious retreat or camp in the past two years? (RETREAT1)
TOTAL%
1) No277858.7
2) Yes, once79616.8
3) Yes, twice60112.7
4) Yes, three or more times55711.8
Missing73 
TOTAL4732100.0
59) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE GONE ON AN OVERNIGHT RELIGIOUS RETREAT OR CAMP IN THE PAST TWO YEARS: Were any of these Presbyterian-sponsored events? (RETREAT2)
TOTAL%
1) No25713.5
2) Yes164686.5
Missing2902 
TOTAL1903100.0
60) In the past year, have you had one or more serious personal discussions about what you or others can do to live out your faith in the world? (DSCFTH1)
TOTAL%
1) No130627.5
2) Yes345072.5
Missing49 
TOTAL4756100.0
61) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE NOT HAD ONE OR MORE SERIOUS PERSONAL DISCUSSIONS ABOUT WHAT HE/SHE OR OTHERS CAN DO TO LIVE OUT THEIR FAITH IN THE WORLD: Would you have liked to have such discussions with any of the following persons? -- My (fellow) pastor(s) (DSCFTH2)
TOTAL%
1) No56656.8
2) Yes43043.2
Missing3809 
TOTAL996100.0
62) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE NOT HAD ONE OR MORE SERIOUS PERSONAL DISCUSSIONS ABOUT WHAT HE/SHE OR OTHERS CAN DO TO LIVE OUT THEIR FAITH IN THE WORLD: Would you have liked to have such discussions with any of the following persons? -- Friend(s) (DSCFTH3)
TOTAL%
1) No53254.6
2) Yes44345.4
Missing3830 
TOTAL975100.0
63) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE NOT HAD ONE OR MORE SERIOUS PERSONAL DISCUSSIONS ABOUT WHAT HE/SHE OR OTHERS CAN DO TO LIVE OUT THEIR FAITH IN THE WORLD: Would you have liked to have such discussions with any of the following persons? -- Family (DSCFTH4)
TOTAL%
1) No49552.4
2) Yes45047.6
Missing3860 
TOTAL945100.0
64) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE NOT HAD ONE OR MORE SERIOUS PERSONAL DISCUSSIONS ABOUT WHAT HE/SHE OR OTHERS CAN DO TO LIVE OUT THEIR FAITH IN THE WORLD: Who else would you have liked to have had such discussions with? -- Other (DSCFTH5)
TOTAL%
1) Parishioners; church groups3546.1
2) Co-workers911.8
3) Others3242.1
Missing4729 
TOTAL76100.0
65) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE HAD ONE OR MORE SERIOUS PERSONAL DISCUSSIONS ABOUT WHAT HE/SHE OR OTHERS CAN DO TO LIVE OUT THEIR FAITH IN THE WORLD: Please indicate with whom you have had these discussions, and how frequently. -- My (fellow) pastor(s) (DSCFTH6)
TOTAL%
1) No, not discussed70023.5
2) Yes, discussed frequently128743.1
3) Yes, discussed rarely99833.4
Missing1820 
TOTAL2985100.0
66) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE HAD ONE OR MORE SERIOUS PERSONAL DISCUSSIONS ABOUT WHAT HE/SHE OR OTHERS CAN DO TO LIVE OUT THEIR FAITH IN THE WORLD: Please indicate with whom you have had these discussions, and how frequently. -- Friend(s) (DSCFTH7)
TOTAL%
1) No, not discussed2377.4
2) Yes, discussed frequently193360.6
3) Yes, discussed rarely102232.0
Missing1613 
TOTAL3192100.0
67) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE HAD ONE OR MORE SERIOUS PERSONAL DISCUSSIONS ABOUT WHAT HE/SHE OR OTHERS CAN DO TO LIVE OUT THEIR FAITH IN THE WORLD: Please indicate with whom you have had these discussions, and how frequently. -- Family (DSCFTH8)
TOTAL%
1) No, not discussed33210.6
2) Yes, discussed frequently184958.9
3) Yes, discussed rarely95830.5
Missing1666 
TOTAL3139100.0
68) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE HAD ONE OR MORE SERIOUS PERSONAL DISCUSSIONS ABOUT WHAT HE/SHE OR OTHERS CAN DO TO LIVE OUT THEIR FAITH IN THE WORLD: Please indicate with whom you have had these discussions, and how frequently. -- Other (DSCFTH9)
TOTAL%
1) Parishioners, church groups frequently23655.3
2) Parishioners, church groups rarely4510.5
3) Co-workers, frequently327.5
4) Co-workers, rarely143.3
5) Others, frequently7617.8
6) Others, rarely245.6
Missing4378 
TOTAL427100.0
69) If you were to have a spiritual crisis, would you turn to any of the following for support? -- Your pastor (SPRTCRS1)
TOTAL%
1) Yes289374.2
2) No50012.8
3) Not sure50513.0
Missing907 
TOTAL3898100.0
70) If you were to have a spiritual crisis, would you turn to any of the following for support? -- Neighboring Presbyterian pastor (SPRTCRS2)
TOTAL%
1) Yes179143.7
2) No153337.4
3) Not sure77919.0
Missing702 
TOTAL4103100.0
71) If you were to have a spiritual crisis, would you turn to any of the following for support? -- Non-Presbyterian pastor (SPRTCRS3)
TOTAL%
1) Yes137034.4
2) No160740.3
3) Not sure101025.3
Missing818 
TOTAL3987100.0
72) If you were to have a spiritual crisis, would you turn to any of the following for support? -- Executive presbyter (SPRTCRS4)
TOTAL%
1) Yes95923.9
2) No222555.4
3) Not sure83220.7
Missing789 
TOTAL4016100.0
73) If you were to have a spiritual crisis, would you turn to any of the following for support? -- Neighbor/friend (SPRTCRS5)
TOTAL%
1) Yes307672.1
2) No59213.9
3) Not sure59614.0
Missing541 
TOTAL4264100.0
74) If you were to have a spiritual crisis, would you turn to any of the following for support? -- Spouse (SPRTCRS6)
TOTAL%
1) Yes358786.0
2) No3759.0
3) Not sure2085.0
Missing635 
TOTAL4170100.0
75) If you were to have a spiritual crisis, would you turn to any of the following for support? -- Other family member (SPRTCRS7)
TOTAL%
1) Yes268563.6
2) No91921.8
3) Not sure61914.7
Missing582 
TOTAL4223100.0
76) If you were to have a spiritual crisis, would you turn to any of the following for support? -- Professional counselor (SPRTCRS8)
TOTAL%
1) Yes171542.2
2) No120729.7
3) Not sure114528.2
Missing738 
TOTAL4067100.0
77) How did you spend last Sunday? Answer by indicating whether or not you took part in each of the following activities during last Sunday. -- Attended a morning worship service (SPNDSUN1)
TOTAL%
1) Yes413788.2
2) No55111.8
Missing117 
TOTAL4688100.0
78) How did you spend last Sunday? Answer by indicating whether or not you took part in each of the following activities during last Sunday. -- Attended a movie, play, concert, or sporting event (SPNDSUN2)
TOTAL%
1) Yes57813.8
2) No360386.2
Missing624 
TOTAL4181100.0
79) How did you spend last Sunday? Answer by indicating whether or not you took part in each of the following activities during last Sunday. -- Attended church school (SPNDSUN3)
TOTAL%
1) Yes208647.8
2) No228052.2
Missing439 
TOTAL4366100.0
80) How did you spend last Sunday? Answer by indicating whether or not you took part in each of the following activities during last Sunday. -- Participated in church activities (other than morning worship or church school) (SPNDSUN4)
TOTAL%
1) Yes223351.3
2) No212048.7
Missing452 
TOTAL4353100.0
81) How did you spend last Sunday? Answer by indicating whether or not you took part in each of the following activities during last Sunday. -- Relaxed/took a nap (SPNDSUN5)
TOTAL%
1) Yes273662.6
2) No163237.4
Missing437 
TOTAL4368100.0
82) How did you spend last Sunday? Answer by indicating whether or not you took part in each of the following activities during last Sunday. -- Spent time on a hobby/participated in sports (SPNDSUN6)
TOTAL%
1) Yes146534.9
2) No272965.1
Missing611 
TOTAL4194100.0
83) How did you spend last Sunday? Answer by indicating whether or not you took part in each of the following activities during last Sunday. -- Visited with friends or relatives (SPNDSUN7)
TOTAL%
1) Yes270261.9
2) No166338.1
Missing440 
TOTAL4365100.0
84) How did you spend last Sunday? Answer by indicating whether or not you took part in each of the following activities during last Sunday. -- Went shopping (SPNDSUN8)
TOTAL%
1) Yes50812.4
2) No360187.6
Missing696 
TOTAL4109100.0
85) How did you spend last Sunday? Answer by indicating whether or not you took part in each of the following activities during last Sunday. -- Worked for pay/spent time on employment-related work (SPNDSUN9)
TOTAL%
1) Yes141734.2
2) No272965.8
Missing659 
TOTAL4146100.0
86) How did you spend last Sunday? Answer by indicating whether or not you took part in each of the following activities during last Sunday. -- Other (SPNDSN10)
TOTAL%
1) Traveling, out of town, on vacation7718.4
2) Housework, household chores, studying20649.2
3) All others7718.4
4) Sick or tending a sick family member389.1
5) Community/volunteer work215.0
Missing4386 
TOTAL419100.0
87) Do you tithe to the church? (TITHE)
TOTAL%
1) No237250.3
2) Yes234849.7
Missing85 
TOTAL4720100.0
88) Sub-sample population (SAMPLE)
TOTAL%
1) Members154032.0
2) Elders123825.8
3) Pastors139529.0
4) Specialized clergy63213.2
TOTAL4805100.0
89) Renumbered identification number (NEWCODE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL455423661.57910178
90) State (STATE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL453627.24614
91) Region (REGION)
TOTAL%
1) South163436.0
2) West73216.1
3) Northeast95121.0
4) Midwest122226.9
Missing266 
TOTAL4539100.0
92) Pin number (PIN)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL45598239.6917729
93) Date survey received (DATE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL45561037.63196
94) ASKED OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS: How many years have you been a member of your current congregation? ASKED OF CLERGY AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY: How many years have you been associated with this congregation? (CONGYRS)
TOTAL%
1) 1 year or less52611.8
2) 2-3 years66715.0
3) 4-5 years53011.9
4) 6-10 years77517.4
5) 11-15 years4349.8
6) 16-25 years64914.6
7) 26 or more years86919.5
Missing355 
TOTAL4450100.0
95) How far do you live from this congregation? (CONGLIVE)
TOTAL%
1) 1 mile or less165237.3
2) 2-3 miles106324.0
3) 4-5 miles63414.3
4) 6-10 miles62514.1
5) 11-15 miles1954.4
6) 16-25 miles1513.4
7) 26 or more miles1062.4
Missing379 
TOTAL4426100.0
96) ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS: How often do you attend your congregation's Sunday worship services? (MATTEND)
TOTAL%
1) Never251.0
2) Less than once a year190.8
3) About once or twice a year471.9
4) Several times a year1084.3
5) About once a month843.3
6) Two-three times a month29611.7
7) Nearly every week121848.1
8) Every week73529.0
Missing2273 
TOTAL2532100.0
97) ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS: Other than time attending worship services, how much time do you spend in congregation-related activities? (MCNGACT)
TOTAL%
1) A lot of time55121.8
2) A fair amount of time110043.4
3) A little time58523.1
4) Really no time at all29611.7
Missing2273 
TOTAL2532100.0
98) ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS: What is the approximate number of members in this congregation? (CONGMBR)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL44061702.5643163
99) ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS: At the present time, which of the following positions, if any, do you hold in the church? First mention (MCHPSTN1)
TOTAL%
1) Ordained minister10.0
2) Elder (currently serving on session)116047.3
3) Deacon (currently serving on board of deacons)893.6
4) Trustee (currently serving on board of trustees)140.6
5) Officer of men's, women's, or youth group1174.8
6) Teacher1325.4
7) Organist or choir director150.6
8) Chairperson of congregational committee or task force230.9
9) Member of congregational committee or task force1074.4
10) Member of presbytery, synod, or General Assembly committee or task force130.5
11) None of the above62125.3
12) Other1626.6
13) More than four listed10.0
Missing2350 
TOTAL2455100.0
100) ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS: At the present time, which of the following positions, if any, do you hold in the church? Second mention (MCHPSTN2)
TOTAL%
2) Elder (currently serving on session)10.1
3) Deacon (currently serving on board of deacons)50.4
4) Trustee (currently serving on board of trustees)998.8
5) Officer of men's, women's, or youth group12110.8
6) Teacher20918.6
7) Organist or choir director201.8
8) Chairperson of congregational committee or task force24621.9
9) Member of congregational committee or task force20718.4
10) Member of presbytery, synod, or General Assembly committee or task force292.6
11) None of the above10.1
12) Other18316.3
13) More than four listed10.1
Missing3683 
TOTAL1122100.0
101) ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS: At the present time, which of the following positions, if any, do you hold in the church? Third mention (MCHPSTN3)
TOTAL%
3) Deacon (currently serving on board of deacons)10.2
4) Trustee (currently serving on board of trustees)10.2
5) Officer of men's, women's, or youth group163.1
6) Teacher5410.4
7) Organist or choir director112.1
8) Chairperson of congregational committee or task force12123.3
9) Member of congregational committee or task force15630.1
10) Member of presbytery, synod, or General Assembly committee or task force519.8
11) None of the above10.2
12) Other10720.6
Missing4286 
TOTAL519100.0
102) ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS: At the present time, which of the following positions, if any, do you hold in the church? Fourth mention (MCHPSTN4)
TOTAL%
6) Teacher10.5
7) Organist or choir director10.5
8) Chairperson of congregational committee or task force168.7
9) Member of congregational committee or task force4524.5
10) Member of presbytery, synod, or General Assembly committee or task force3317.9
12) Other5328.8
13) More than four listed3519.0
Missing4621 
TOTAL184100.0
103) ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS: Have you been baptized? (MBAPTIZD)
TOTAL%
1) No140.6
2) Yes252399.4
Missing2268 
TOTAL2537100.0
104) ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS: Were you baptized in a Presbyterian church? (MPRESBPT)
TOTAL%
1) No131852.6
2) Yes118747.4
Missing2300 
TOTAL2505100.0
105) ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS: How old were you when you were baptized? (MBAPTAGE)
TOTAL%
1) One year or younger106343.7
2) Two to three years873.6
3) Four to five years381.6
4) Six to ten years1897.8
5) Eleven to fifteen years46419.1
6) Sixteen to twenty-five years1626.7
7) Twenty-six years or older42717.6
Missing2375 
TOTAL2430100.0
106) ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS: Have you been confirmed? (MCONFIRM)
TOTAL%
1) No50020.7
2) Yes191879.3
Missing2387 
TOTAL2418100.0
107) ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS: Were you confirmed in a Presbyterian church? (MCONFBPT)
TOTAL%
1) No73437.4
2) Yes122962.6
Missing2842 
TOTAL1963100.0
108) ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS: Were you raised in the congregation you currently belong to? (MRSDCURR)
TOTAL%
1) No210282.9
2) Yes43517.1
Missing2268 
TOTAL2537100.0
109) ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS: Please indicate whether each of these was or was not a factor in your introduction to the congregation you now attend. - I was looking for a nearby church, regardless of denomination. (MINTRO1)
TOTAL%
1) Yes50934.5
2) No96565.5
Missing3331 
TOTAL1474100.0
110) ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS: Please indicate whether each of these was or was not a factor in your introduction to the congregation you now attend. - I was looking for a Presbyterian church. (MINTRO2)
TOTAL%
1) Yes103963.0
2) No60937.0
Missing3157 
TOTAL1648100.0
111) ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS: Please indicate whether each of these was or was not a factor in your introduction to the congregation you now attend. - I was introduced by a relative who is/was a member of the congregation. (MINTRO3)
TOTAL%
1) Yes31321.7
2) No113278.3
Missing3360 
TOTAL1445100.0
112) ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS: Please indicate whether each of these was or was not a factor in your introduction to the congregation you now attend. - I was introduced by a friend/neighbor/acquaintance who is/was a member of the congregation. (MINTRO4)
TOTAL%
1) Yes62841.5
2) No88658.5
Missing3291 
TOTAL1514100.0
113) ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS: Please indicate whether each of these was or was not a factor in your introduction to the congregation you now attend. - I was one of the charter members. (MINTRO5)
TOTAL%
1) Yes574.2
2) No129295.8
Missing3456 
TOTAL1349100.0
114) ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS: Please indicate whether each of these was or was not a factor in your introduction to the congregation you now attend. - I heard or read about the church and decided to try it. (MINTRO6)
TOTAL%
1) Yes61543.0
2) No81557.0
Missing3375 
TOTAL1430100.0
115) ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS: Please indicate whether each of these was or was not a factor in your introduction to the congregation you now attend. - The pastor visited or called me. (MINTRO7)
TOTAL%
1) Yes34124.2
2) No107075.8
Missing3394 
TOTAL1411100.0
116) ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS: Which one of these reasons was the most important in your introduction to your current congregation? (MIMPINTR)
TOTAL%
1) I was looking for a nearby church, regardless of denomination.18910.3
2) I was looking for a Presbyterian church.59632.4
3) I was introduced by a relative who is/was a member of the congregation.22512.2
4) I was introduced by a friend/neighbor/acquaintance who is/was a member of the congregation.36519.8
5) I was one of the charter members.362.0
6) I heard of read about the church and decided to try it.19810.7
7) The pastor visited or called me.1719.3
8) More than one above181.0
9) None of the above422.3
10) Other20.1
Missing2963 
TOTAL1842100.0
117) ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS: Please indicate whether or not each of these was or was not a factor in your decision to join the congregation you now belong to. - I appreciated the education program for children. (MJOIN1)
TOTAL%
1) Yes83852.6
2) No75447.4
Missing3213 
TOTAL1592100.0
118) ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS: Please indicate whether or not each of these was or was not a factor in your decision to join the congregation you now belong to. - My children enjoyed the activities of this congregation. (MJOIN2)
TOTAL%
1) Yes67643.2
2) No88956.8
Missing3240 
TOTAL1565100.0
119) ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS: Please indicate whether or not each of these was or was not a factor in your decision to join the congregation you now belong to. - It was the closest Presbyterian church. (MJOIN3)
TOTAL%
1) Yes73544.2
2) No92955.8
Missing3141 
TOTAL1664100.0
120) ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS: Please indicate whether or not each of these was or was not a factor in your decision to join the congregation you now belong to. - It was the closest church. (MJOIN4)
TOTAL%
1) Yes21614.2
2) No130785.8
Missing3282 
TOTAL1523100.0
121) ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS: Please indicate whether or not each of these was or was not a factor in your decision to join the congregation you now belong to. - Friends invited me to join. (MJOIN5)
TOTAL%
1) Yes59938.2
2) No96961.8
Missing3237 
TOTAL1568100.0
122) ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS: Please indicate whether or not each of these was or was not a factor in your decision to join the congregation you now belong to. - I found the members very friendly. (MJOIN6)
TOTAL%
1) Yes154587.6
2) No21812.4
Missing3042 
TOTAL1763100.0
123) ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS: Please indicate whether or not each of these was or was not a factor in your decision to join the congregation you now belong to. - I found the pastor's sermons to be very meaningful. (MJOIN7)
TOTAL%
1) Yes137979.8
2) No34820.2
Missing3078 
TOTAL1727100.0
124) ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS: Please indicate whether or not each of these was or was not a factor in your decision to join the congregation you now belong to. - I was impressed by the pastor. (MJOIN8)
TOTAL%
1) Yes137480.4
2) No33419.6
Missing3097 
TOTAL1708100.0
125) ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS: Please indicate whether or not each of these was or was not a factor in your decision to join the congregation you now belong to. - I married a member of the congregation. (MJOIN9)
TOTAL%
1) Yes22814.8
2) No131085.2
Missing3267 
TOTAL1538100.0
126) ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS: Please indicate whether or not each of these was or was not a factor in your decision to join the congregation you now belong to. - I was impressed by how active the church was in social justice issues. (MJOIN10)
TOTAL%
1) Yes35423.4
2) No115976.6
Missing3292 
TOTAL1513100.0
127) ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS: Please indicate whether or not each of these was or was not a factor in your decision to join the congregation you now belong to. - The congregation seemed spiritually alive. (MJOIN11)
TOTAL%
1) Yes117870.8
2) No48729.2
Missing3140 
TOTAL1665100.0
128) ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS: Which one of these reasons was the most important in your introduction to your current congregation? (MIMPJOIN)
TOTAL%
1) I appreciated the education program for children.1216.2
2) My children enjoyed the activities of this congregation.633.2
3) It was the closest Presbyterian church.22211.4
4) It was the closest church.281.4
5) Friends invited me to join.723.7
6) I found the members very friendly.37519.3
7) I found the pastor's sermons to be very meaningful.29415.1
8) I was impressed by the pastor.26113.4
9) I married a member of the congregation.1839.4
10) I was impressed by how active the church was in social justice issues.311.6
11) The congregation seemed spiritually alive.19510.0
12) More than one listed723.7
13) None of the above listed311.6
Missing2857 
TOTAL1948100.0
129) During your life, have you ever belonged to a congregation that was affiliated with a denomination other than Presbyterian? (NOPRESBY)
TOTAL%
1) No227150.0
2) Yes227250.0
Missing262 
TOTAL4543100.0
130) How many years have you been a Presbyterian? (PRESBYRS)
TOTAL%
1) 1 year or less462.1
2) 2-3 years773.4
3) 4-5 years1215.4
4) 6-10 years29513.2
5) 11-15 years26111.6
6) 16-25 years48321.5
7) 26-49 years83837.4
8) 50 or more years1225.4
Missing2562 
TOTAL2243100.0
131) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE WHO HAVE EVER BELONGED TO A CONGREGATION THAT WAS AFFILIATED WITH A DENOMINATION OTHER THAN PRESBYTERIAN: Please indicate the other denomination(s) to which you have belonged. First mention (DENOMA1)
TOTAL%
1) Baptist49021.8
2) Methodist65529.1
3) Lutheran1978.8
4) Episcopal1416.3
5) United Church of Christ1798.0
6) Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)914.0
7) Roman Catholic1215.4
8) Reformed churches552.4
9) Other Presbyterian60.3
11) Other25211.2
12) More than one of these592.6
13) None of these30.1
Missing2556 
TOTAL2249100.0
132) Please indicate the other denomination(s) to which you have belonged. Second mention (DENOMA2)
TOTAL%
1) Baptist90.6
2) Methodist1127.1
3) Lutheran140.9
4) Episcopal120.8
5) United Church of Christ644.1
6) Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)70.4
7) Roman Catholic301.9
8) Reformed churches171.1
9) Other Presbyterian50.3
11) Other1157.3
13) None of these119075.6
Missing3230 
TOTAL1575100.0
133) If you were to move to a community in which there was no Presbyterian church, which type of church would you feel most comfortable joining? (DENOMB)
TOTAL%
1) Baptist2956.6
2) Methodist154234.6
3) Lutheran3187.1
4) Episcopal4129.2
5) United Church of Christ97922.0
6) Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)1583.5
7) Roman Catholic400.9
8) Reformed churches791.8
9) Other Presbyterian50.1
10) Presbyterian (U.S.A.)390.9
11) Other3738.4
12) More than one of these400.9
13) None of these942.1
14) Undecided821.8
Missing349 
TOTAL4456100.0
134) Everyone must make many important decisions during his or her life, such as, which occupation to pursue, what goals to strive for, whom to vote for, what to teach one's children, etc. When you make decisions such as these to what extent do you make the decisions on the basis of your religious faith? (DECIDFTH)
TOTAL%
1) I seldom, if ever, base such decisions on religious faith.1072.4
2) I sometimes base such decisions on my religious faith but definitely do not most of the time.2545.6
3) I feel that most of my important decisions are based on my religious faith, but usually in a general, unconscious way.163136.1
4) I feel that most of my important decisions are based on my religious faith, and I usually consciously attempt to make them so.251455.7
5) Circled 1 and 210.0
10) Circled 3 and 480.2
14) Not applicable10.0
Missing289 
TOTAL4516100.0
135) Have you ever tried to encourage someone to believe in Jesus Christ or to accept Him as a personal saviour? (EVANGOTH)
TOTAL%
1) No96521.3
2) Yes355978.7
Missing281 
TOTAL4524100.0
136) Would you say you have had a conversion experience-that is, a turning point in your life when you committed yourself to Christ? (CONVERT)
TOTAL%
1) No196043.5
2) Yes249555.4
3) Miscellaneous50.1
4) Not sure30.1
5) Multiple experiences441.0
Missing298 
TOTAL4507100.0
137) Generally speaking, do you think that the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) is giving adequate answers to the following? - The moral problems and needs of the individual (PCUSANS1)
TOTAL%
1) Yes237953.6
2) No143232.3
3) Don't know62714.1
Missing367 
TOTAL4438100.0
138) Generally speaking, do you think that the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) is giving adequate answers to the following? - The problems of family life (PCUSANS2)
TOTAL%
1) Yes228451.5
2) No144932.7
3) Don't know69915.8
Missing373 
TOTAL4432100.0
139) Generally speaking, do you think that the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) is giving adequate answers to the following? - People's spiritual needs (PCUSANS3)
TOTAL%
1) Yes246855.2
2) No146832.9
3) Don't know53111.9
Missing338 
TOTAL4467100.0
140) For the following statement, indicate your level of agreement or disagreement. - My denominational affiliation is an important part of my identity as a Christian. (PCDENOM1)
TOTAL%
1) Agree362880.1
2) Disagree87319.3
3) Don't know270.6
Missing277 
TOTAL4528100.0
141) For the following statement, indicate your level of agreement or disagreement. - While they may have disagreements from time to time, Christians should remain loyal to one denomination throughout their adult lives. (PCDENOM2)
TOTAL%
1) Agree208746.2
2) Disagree233751.8
3) Don't know892.0
Missing292 
TOTAL4513100.0
142) For the following statement, indicate your level of agreement or disagreement. - There are several other denominations where I could belong and be just as satisfied. (PCDENOM3)
TOTAL%
1) Agree264558.7
2) Disagree159735.4
3) Don't know2675.9
Missing296 
TOTAL4509100.0
143) For the following statement, indicate your level of agreement or disagreement. - The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) has a clearer understanding of the church's mission in the world today than do most other denominations. (PCDENOM4)
TOTAL%
1) Agree196143.4
2) Disagree170237.7
3) Don't know85418.9
Missing288 
TOTAL4517100.0
144) Which one of the following statements comes closest to describing your feelings about the Bible? (BIBLEFL)
TOTAL%
1) The Bible is the actual word of God and is to be taken literally, word for word.51911.5
2) The Bible is the inspired word of God but not everything in it should be taken literally, word for word.381784.5
3) The Bible is an ancient book of fables, legends, history, and moral precepts recorded by men and women.1443.2
4) Circled 1 and 240.1
5) Circled 1 and 310.0
6) Circled 2 and 3190.4
7) Circled 1, 2, and 310.0
8) None of the above90.2
9) Not sure30.1
Missing288 
TOTAL4517100.0
145) How important is the following to you personally? - Knowing there is a God (BELIEV1)
TOTAL%
1) One of the most important376383.1
2) Important70715.6
3) Not very important481.1
4) Not important at all130.3
Missing274 
TOTAL4531100.0
146) How important is the following to you personally? - Knowing that God loves me (BELIEV2)
TOTAL%
1) One of the most important373682.6
2) Important70415.6
3) Not very important661.5
4) Not important at all160.4
Missing283 
TOTAL4522100.0
147) How important is the following to you personally? - Trying to lead a good Christian life (BELIEV3)
TOTAL%
1) One of the most important257757.1
2) Important188341.7
3) Not very important491.1
4) Not important at all50.1
Missing291 
TOTAL4514100.0
148) How important is the following to you personally? - Helping others who are in need (BELIEV4)
TOTAL%
1) One of the most important217748.4
2) Important225650.1
3) Not very important661.5
4) Not important at all10.0
Missing305 
TOTAL4500100.0
149) How important is the following to you personally? - Accepting Jesus Christ as my personal saviour (BELIEV5)
TOTAL%
1) One of the most important304367.7
2) Important112625.0
3) Not very important2595.8
4) Not important at all691.5
Missing308 
TOTAL4497100.0
150) How important is the following to you personally? - Knowing the distinctive doctrines of the Presbyterian Church (BELIEV6)
TOTAL%
1) One of the most important3126.9
2) Important270260.0
3) Not very important134029.8
4) Not important at all1503.3
Missing301 
TOTAL4504100.0
151) How important is the following to you personally? - Attending worship services (BELIEV7)
TOTAL%
1) One of the most important183440.7
2) Important242953.9
3) Not very important2164.8
4) Not important at all260.6
Missing300 
TOTAL4505100.0
152) How important is the following to you personally? - Working to bring about social justice (BELIEV8)
TOTAL%
1) One of the most important107724.2
2) Important266459.8
3) Not very important65814.8
4) Not important at all581.3
Missing348 
TOTAL4457100.0
153) How important is the following to you personally? - Telling others about Jesus (BELIEV9)
TOTAL%
1) One of the most important134530.1
2) Important229951.4
3) Not very important72716.3
4) Not important at all992.2
Missing335 
TOTAL4470100.0
154) How important is the following to you personally? - Belonging to this particular denomination (BELIEV10)
TOTAL%
1) One of the most important4169.3
2) Important255957.1
3) Not very important129628.9
4) Not important at all2114.7
Missing323 
TOTAL4482100.0
155) How important is the following to you personally? - Church membership, in general (BELIEV11)
TOTAL%
1) One of the most important144232.1
2) Important264859.0
3) Not very important3567.9
4) Not important at all431.0
Missing316 
TOTAL4489100.0
156) How important is the following to you personally? - Religion in my life (BELIEV12)
TOTAL%
1) One of the most important260858.0
2) Important174338.8
3) Not very important1182.6
4) Not important at all260.6
Missing310 
TOTAL4495100.0
157) How important is the following to you personally? - Socializing with persons with similar values (BELIEV13)
TOTAL%
1) One of the most important69915.4
2) Important274260.6
3) Not very important95221.0
4) Not important at all1322.9
Missing280 
TOTAL4525100.0
158) Indicate where you would place your image of God between the two contrasting images: Mother - Father. (GODIMAG1)
TOTAL%
1) Mother130.3
2) 280.6
3) 721.6
4) 119227.1
5) 57613.1
6) 52912.0
7) Father199645.3
Missing399 
TOTAL4406100.0
159) Indicate where you would place your image of God between the two contrasting images: Master - Spouse. (GODIMAG2)
TOTAL%
1) Master195946.5
2) 72817.3
3) 50912.1
4) 62214.8
5) 1694.0
6) 1212.9
7) Spouse1012.4
Missing596 
TOTAL4209100.0
160) Indicate where you would place your image of God between the two contrasting images: Judge - Lover. (GODIMAG3)
TOTAL%
1) Judge106525.3
2) 3177.5
3) 3688.7
4) 136132.3
5) 43210.2
6) 4119.8
7) Lover2616.2
Missing590 
TOTAL4215100.0
161) Indicate where you would place your image of God between the two contrasting images: Friend - King. (GODIMAG4)
TOTAL%
1) Friend102124.2
2) 46911.1
3) 3788.9
4) 138932.9
5) 3277.7
6) 1914.5
7) King45210.7
Missing578 
TOTAL4227100.0
162) Please indicate the strength of your agreement for the following statement toward people in other countries who have never heard about Christ. - I believe that if we do not preach Christ to them, they will be damned forever. (EVNGOTH1)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree1834.1
2) Agree3477.8
3) Neither agree or disagree83318.6
4) Disagree156635.0
5) Strongly disagree154234.5
Missing334 
TOTAL4471100.0
163) Please indicate the strength of your agreement for the following statement toward people in other countries who have never heard about Christ. - I don't believe they will be damned, but I do have a desire to share the love of Christ with them. (EVNGOTH2)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree135630.3
2) Agree223650.0
3) Neither agree or disagree49611.1
4) Disagree2746.1
5) Strongly disagree1092.4
Missing334 
TOTAL4471100.0
164) Please indicate the strength of your agreement for the following statement toward people in other countries who have never heard about Christ. - I believe that we shouldn't worry about them because there are so many people in this country who haven't heard about Christ. (EVNGOTH3)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree571.3
2) Agree1202.7
3) Neither agree or disagree46310.4
4) Disagree215748.4
5) Strongly disagree166037.2
Missing348 
TOTAL4457100.0
165) Please indicate the strength of your agreement for the following statement toward people in other countries who have never heard about Christ - I believe that we should respect their religions and stop trying to impose Christianity on them. (EVNGOTH4)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree2656.0
2) Agree93621.1
3) Neither agree or disagree112225.3
4) Disagree144232.5
5) Strongly disagree66815.1
Missing372 
TOTAL4433100.0
166) Indicate the strength of your agreement or disagreement with the following statement. - All the different religions are equally good ways of helping a person find ultimate truth. (CHREL1)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree89019.8
2) Agree144232.1
3) Neither agree or disagree63714.2
4) Disagree104823.3
5) Strongly disagree47810.6
Missing310 
TOTAL4495100.0
167) Indicate the strength of your agreement or disagreement with the following statement. - Not all the churches have God's Truth; many are in serious error. (CHREL2)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree68315.3
2) Agree199144.5
3) Neither agree or disagree111424.9
4) Disagree57312.8
5) Strongly disagree1132.5
Missing331 
TOTAL4474100.0
168) Indicate the strength of your agreement or disagreement with the following statement. - The only absolute truth for humankind is Jesus Christ. (CHREL3)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree171538.1
2) Agree141031.3
3) Neither agree or disagree67715.0
4) Disagree56812.6
5) Strongly disagree1373.0
Missing298 
TOTAL4507100.0
169) Indicate the strength of your agreement or disagreement with the following statement. - All the great religions of the world are equally good and true. (CHREL4)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree75016.7
2) Agree127028.3
3) Neither agree or disagree90720.2
4) Disagree105823.6
5) Strongly disagree50611.3
Missing314 
TOTAL4491100.0
170) Indicate the strength of your agreement or disagreement with the following statement. - Only the followers of Jesus Christ and members of His church can be saved. (CHREL5)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree63214.1
2) Agree88319.7
3) Neither agree or disagree81118.1
4) Disagree151833.9
5) Strongly disagree63014.1
Missing331 
TOTAL4474100.0
171) Indicate the strength of your agreement or disagreement with the following statement. - The primary purpose of men and women in this life is to prepare for the next life. (CHREL6)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree76117.0
2) Agree156535.0
3) Neither agree or disagree78417.5
4) Disagree111324.9
5) Strongly disagree2535.7
Missing329 
TOTAL4476100.0
172) Indicate the strength of your agreement or disagreement with the following statement. - It is not as important to worry about life after death as what one can do in this life. (CHREL7)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree74516.6
2) Agree221649.4
3) Neither agree or disagree55112.3
4) Disagree78617.5
5) Strongly disagree1874.2
Missing320 
TOTAL4485100.0
173) Indicate the strength of your agreement or disagreement with the following statement. - I believe in a divine judgment after death where some shall be rewarded and others punished. (CHREL8)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree52611.7
2) Agree145032.4
3) Neither agree or disagree89920.1
4) Disagree118626.5
5) Strongly disagree4219.4
Missing323 
TOTAL4482100.0
174) Indicate the strength of your agreement or disagreement with the following statement. - Today, people should think for themselves about religion and not accept the teachings of any one church. (CHREL9)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree2385.3
2) Agree140431.4
3) Neither agree or disagree103323.1
4) Disagree180240.3
Missing328 
TOTAL4477100.0
175) Indicate the strength of your agreement or disagreement with the following statement. - The individual can find religious truth without any help from a church. (CHREL10)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree3918.7
2) Agree156834.9
3) Neither agree or disagree67515.0
4) Disagree185641.3
Missing315 
TOTAL4490100.0
176) Indicate the strength of your agreement or disagreement with the following statement. - Religious ideas should be the result of the individual's search, without regard to any churches or church teachings. (CHREL11)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree48510.8
2) Agree163936.6
3) Neither agree or disagree60213.4
4) Disagree175839.2
Missing321 
TOTAL4484100.0
177) Indicate the strength of your agreement or disagreement with the following statement. - To know God's Truth, it is important to follow the teachings of ministers. (CHREL12)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree831.8
2) Agree100022.3
3) Neither agree or disagree144732.2
4) Disagree166737.1
5) Strongly disagree2916.5
Missing317 
TOTAL4488100.0
178) Indicate the strength of your agreement or disagreement with the following statement. - God's Truth was given to the church, and all persons must follow the church's teachings. (CHREL13)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree942.1
2) Agree78517.5
3) Neither agree or disagree134129.9
4) Disagree184941.3
5) Strongly disagree4109.2
Missing326 
TOTAL4479100.0
179) What is your sex? (SEX)
TOTAL%
1) Female167736.9
2) Male287063.1
Missing258 
TOTAL4547100.0
180) What is your present age? (AGE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL454051.74814
181) Which of the categories below most closely describes the place in which you currently live? (LOCATION)
TOTAL%
1) In open country but not on a farm4359.6
2) On a farm1463.2
3) In a small city or town (under 50,000 population)151433.4
4) In a medium-size city (50,000-250,000 population)65614.5
5) In a suburb near a medium-size city3497.7
6) In a large city (over 250,000 population)55212.2
7) In a suburb near a large city87919.4
8) Traveling in a motor home10.0
Missing273 
TOTAL4532100.0
182) What is your present marital status? (MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Married384384.4
2) Not married70815.6
Missing254 
TOTAL4551100.0
183) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE MARRIED: Have you had a previous marriage? (PREVMARR)
TOTAL%
1) No322884.8
2) Yes, I was widowed1002.6
3) Yes, I was divorced47212.4
4) Yes, I was both widowed and divorced50.1
Missing1000 
TOTAL3805100.0
184) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE CURRENTLY NOT MARRIED: Have you ever been married? (EVERMARR)
TOTAL%
1) No25235.9
2) Yes, I was widowed23233.0
3) Yes, I was divorced21430.5
4) Yes, I was both widowed and divorced40.6
Missing4103 
TOTAL702100.0
185) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE CURRENTLY MARRIED OR THOSE NOT MARRIED WHO WERE PREVIOUSLY MARRIED: In what faith was your husband or wife raised? (SPFAITH1)
TOTAL%
1) Baptist46612.2
2) Methodist58215.3
3) Lutheran2336.1
4) Episcopal1223.2
5) United Church of Christ1574.1
6) Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)701.8
7) Roman Catholic2817.4
8) Reformed churches511.3
9) Other Presbyterian70.2
10) Presbyterian (U.S.A.)152440.0
11) Other2185.7
12) More than one of these50.1
13) None of these922.4
14) Don't know50.1
Missing992 
TOTAL3813100.0
186) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE CURRENTLY MARRIED OR THOSE NOT MARRIED WHO WERE PREVIOUSLY MARRIED: In what faith was your husband or wife raised? (Previous marriage) (SPFAITH2)
TOTAL%
1) Baptist20.2
2) Methodist80.7
3) Lutheran40.4
5) United Church of Christ50.5
6) Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)10.1
7) Roman Catholic70.6
8) Reformed churches10.1
9) Other Presbyterian10.1
10) Presbyterian (U.S.A.)514.7
11) Other99792.2
12) More than one of these20.2
13) None of these20.2
Missing3724 
TOTAL1081100.0
187) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE CURRENTLY MARRIED OR THOSE WHO WERE PREVIOUSLY MARRIED: Current church affiliation of spouse (SPCURAFF)
TOTAL%
1) Baptist201.0
2) Methodist281.4
3) Lutheran120.6
4) Episcopal80.4
5) United Church of Christ40.2
7) Romans Catholic482.4
8) Reform churches10.1
9) Other Presbyterian10.1
10) Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)174287.3
11) Other231.2
13) None1065.3
14) Don't know30.2
Missing2809 
TOTAL1996100.0
188) ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS: Are you employed... (MEMPLOYD)
TOTAL%
1) Part time33013.3
2) Full time107743.3
3) Unemployed210.8
4) Retired72829.3
5) Full time homemaker26110.5
6) Self-employed70.3
7) Student291.2
8) Other341.4
Missing2318 
TOTAL2487100.0
189) ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS: What is your usual occupation? (See summary documentation.) (MOCCUP)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL2250199.143184
190) What is the highest level of education you have attained? (EDUCHI)
TOTAL%
1) Less than 8 years of formal education50.1
2) Completed eighth grade230.5
3) Some high school541.2
4) Completed high school4099.1
5) Some college60413.4
6) Graduated from college198844.1
7) Some graduate work52511.6
8) A graduate degree90320.0
Missing294 
TOTAL4511100.0
191) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE MEMBERS WHO GRADUATED FROM COLLEGE OR DID SOME GRADUATE WORK: Specify your major. (EDMAJORM)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL140956.08126
192) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE MARRIED: Is your husband or wife employed... (SPEMPLOY)
TOTAL%
1) Part time132734.9
2) Full time104727.5
3) Unemployed842.2
4) Retired58115.3
5) Full time homemaker63816.8
6) Self employed280.7
7) Student681.8
8) Other320.8
Missing1000 
TOTAL3805100.0
193) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE MEMBERS WHO ARE MARRIED AND THEIR HUSBANDS OR WIVES ARE NOT ORDAINED MINISTERS: What is your husband's or wife's usual occupation? (See summary documentation.) (SPOCCUPM)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL1774211.906208
194) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE MARRIED: What is your husband's or wife's highest level of education completed? (SPEDUCHI)
TOTAL%
1) Less than 8 years of formal education100.3
2) Completed eighth grade220.6
3) Some high school621.6
4) Completed high school46312.3
5) Some college73119.4
6) College graduate106528.2
7) Some graduate work3629.6
8) A graduate work105528.0
Missing1035 
TOTAL3770100.0
195) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE MEMBERS WHO ARE MARRIED AND THEIR HUSBANDS OR WIVES HAVE GRADUATED FROM COLLEGE OR HAD SOME GRADUATE WORK: Please specify your spouse's major. (SPMAJORM)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL102255.88927
196) How many children have you ever had, that is, how many children have you given birth to or fathered? Please count all that were born alive at any time (including any you had from a previous marriage). (Do not count any stepchildren or adopted children.) (KIDNBR)
TOTAL%
0) None74116.4
1) 155512.3
2) 2155034.3
3) 3101422.4
4) 446410.3
5) 51312.9
6) 6 or more681.5
Missing282 
TOTAL4523100.0
197) Do you have any legally adopted children? (KIDADP)
TOTAL%
1) No413491.5
2) Yes3858.5
Missing286 
TOTAL4519100.0
198) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE ANY LEGALLY ADOPTED CHILDREN: How many adopted children do you have? (KIDADNBR)
TOTAL%
1) 121957.0
2) 212532.6
3) 3256.5
4) 4123.1
5) 520.5
6) 6 or more10.3
Missing4421 
TOTAL384100.0
199) Do you have any stepchildren (that is, did your spouse have children at the time of your marriage)? (KIDSTP)
TOTAL%
1) No405790.6
2) Yes4239.4
Missing325 
TOTAL4480100.0
200) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE STEPCHILDREN: How many stepchildren do you have? (KIDSTNBR)
TOTAL%
1) 112028.2
2) 216438.6
3) 38520.0
4) 4419.6
5) 5112.6
6) 6 or more40.9
Missing4380 
TOTAL425100.0
201) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE HAD CHILDREN: Please list the current age of each child (including any adopted or stepchildren). (Leave the space blank for any child who has died.) - First child (KIDAGE1)
TOTAL%
1) 5 years or less2947.5
2) 6-17 years86422.0
3) 18-24 years61815.7
4) 25 years or older211253.7
5) Child deceased471.2
Missing870 
TOTAL3935100.0
202) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE HAD CHILDREN: Please list the current age of each child (including any adopted or stepchildren). (Leave the space blank for any child who has died.) - Second child (KIDAGE2)
TOTAL%
1) 5 years or less3149.1
2) 6-17 years80623.4
3) 18-24 years51515.0
4) 25 years or older176351.2
5) Child deceased441.3
Missing1363 
TOTAL3442100.0
203) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE HAD CHILDREN: Please list the current age of each child (including any adopted or stepchildren). (Leave the space blank for any child who has died.) - Third child (KIDAGE3)
TOTAL%
1) 5 or less years1507.9
2) 6-17 years35518.7
3) 18-24 years31716.7
4) 25 years or older102353.8
5) Child deceased552.9
Missing2905 
TOTAL1900100.0
204) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE HAD CHILDREN: Please list the current age of each child (including any adopted or stepchildren). (Leave the space blank for any child who has died.) - Fourth child (KIDAGE4)
TOTAL%
1) 5 years or less475.6
2) 6-17 years12615.1
3) 18-24 years15919.1
4) 25 years or older47056.5
5) Child deceased303.6
Missing3973 
TOTAL832100.0
205) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE HAD CHILDREN: Please list the current age of each child (including any adopted or stepchildren). (Leave the space blank for any child who has died.) - Fifth child (KIDAGE5)
TOTAL%
1) 5 years or less144.4
2) 6-17 years3711.6
3) 18-24 years8626.9
4) 25 years or older17354.1
5) Child deceased103.1
Missing4485 
TOTAL320100.0
206) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE HAD CHILDREN: Please list the current age of each child (including any adopted or stepchildren). (Leave the space blank for any child who has died.) - Sixth child (KIDAGE6)
TOTAL%
1) 5 years or less32.1
2) 6-17 years1812.5
3) 18-24 years3020.8
4) 25 years or older8458.3
5) Child deceased96.3
Missing4661 
TOTAL144100.0
207) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE HAD CHILDREN: Please list the current age of each child (including any adopted or stepchildren). (Leave the space blank for any child who has died.) - Seventh child (KIDAGE7)
TOTAL%
1) 5 years or less11.9
2) 6-17 years47.4
3) 18-24 years1425.9
4) 25 years or older3055.6
5) Child deceased59.3
Missing4751 
TOTAL54100.0
208) Generally speaking, do you think of yourself as a Republican, Democrat, Independent, or other? (POLPARTY)
TOTAL%
1) Democrat164636.5
2) Independent88719.7
3) Republican189842.1
4) Other390.9
5) Non-voting citizen70.2
9) Not applicable310.7
Missing297 
TOTAL4508100.0
209) Which of these best describes your usual stand on political issues? (POLSTAND)
TOTAL%
1) Very liberal2064.6
2) Liberal91520.3
3) Moderate207946.2
4) Conservative120526.8
5) Very conservative912.0
9) Response not applicable80.2
Missing301 
TOTAL4504100.0
210) How many people (counting yourself) live in your household? (Do not include students who live elsewhere while they attend college or university.) (HSHLDNBR)
TOTAL%
1) 1 (I live alone.)48510.7
2) 2200944.3
3) 380517.8
4) 481818.0
5) 52986.6
6) 6851.9
7) 7 or more170.4
8) Not applicable (I live in a dormitory, nursing home, or other institutional housing.)160.4
Missing272 
TOTAL4533100.0
211) DASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO DID NOT DESCRIBE THEIR CURRENT RESIDENCE AS DORMITORY, BARRACKS, OR OTHER INSTITUTIONAL HOUSING AND DO NOT LIVE ALONE: Please describe the other people in your household by indicating their relationship to you. - Spouse (HSHLD1)
TOTAL%
0) None75116.5
1) Spouse381483.5
Missing240 
TOTAL4565100.0
212) DASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO DID NOT DESCRIBE THEIR CURRENT RESIDENCE AS DORMITORY, BARRACKS, OR OTHER INSTITUTIONAL HOUSING AND DO NOT LIVE ALONE: Please describe the other people in your household by indicating their relationship to you, and how many there are. - Daughter(s) (HSHLD2)
TOTAL%
0) None327971.8
1) 96421.1
2) 2826.2
3) 390.9
4) 10.0
Missing240 
TOTAL4565100.0
213) DASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO DID NOT DESCRIBE THEIR CURRENT RESIDENCE AS DORMITORY, BARRACKS, OR OTHER INSTITUTIONAL HOUSING AND DO NOT LIVE ALONE: Please describe the other people in your household by indicating their relationship to you, and how many there are. - Son(s) (HSHLD3)
TOTAL%
0) None325171.2
1) 91019.9
2) 3417.5
3) 561.2
4) 60.1
5) 10.0
Missing240 
TOTAL4565100.0
214) DASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO DID NOT DESCRIBE THEIR CURRENT RESIDENCE AS DORMITORY, BARRACKS, OR OTHER INSTITUTIONAL HOUSING AND DO NOT LIVE ALONE: Please describe the other people in your household by indicating their relationship to you, and how many there are. - Stepchildren (HSHLD4)
TOTAL%
0) None448498.2
1) 521.1
2) 210.5
3) 70.2
4) 10.0
Missing240 
TOTAL4565100.0
215) DASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO DID NOT DESCRIBE THEIR CURRENT RESIDENCE AS DORMITORY, BARRACKS, OR OTHER INSTITUTIONAL HOUSING AND DO NOT LIVE ALONE: Please describe the other people in your household by indicating their relationship to you, and how many there are. - Grandchildren (HSHLD5)
TOTAL%
0) None452599.1
1) 280.6
2) 60.1
3) 60.1
Missing240 
TOTAL4565100.0
216) DASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO DID NOT DESCRIBE THEIR CURRENT RESIDENCE AS DORMITORY, BARRACKS, OR OTHER INSTITUTIONAL HOUSING AND DO NOT LIVE ALONE: Please describe the other people in your household by indicating their relationship to you, and how many there are. - Parents and/or in-laws (HSHLD6)
TOTAL%
0) None443397.1
1) 120.3
2) 441.0
3) 90.2
4) 280.6
5) 360.8
6) 20.0
7) 10.0
Missing240 
TOTAL4565100.0
217) DASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO DID NOT DESCRIBE THEIR CURRENT RESIDENCE AS DORMITORY, BARRACKS, OR OTHER INSTITUTIONAL HOUSING AND DO NOT LIVE ALONE: Please describe the other people in your household by indicating their relationship to you, and how many there are. - Siblings (HSHLD7)
TOTAL%
0) None453599.3
1) 170.4
2) 100.2
4) 10.0
5) 20.0
Missing240 
TOTAL4565100.0
218) DASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO DID NOT DESCRIBE THEIR CURRENT RESIDENCE AS DORMITORY, BARRACKS, OR OTHER INSTITUTIONAL HOUSING AND DO NOT LIVE ALONE: Please describe the other people in your household by indicating their relationship to you, and how many there are. - Aunts, uncles, and/or other relatives (HSHLD8)
TOTAL%
0) None453499.3
1) 290.6
3) 10.0
6) 10.0
Missing240 
TOTAL4565100.0
219) DASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO DID NOT DESCRIBE THEIR CURRENT RESIDENCE AS DORMITORY, BARRACKS, OR OTHER INSTITUTIONAL HOUSING AND DO NOT LIVE ALONE: Please describe the other people in your household by indicating their relationship to you, and how many there are. - Grandparents (HSHLD9)
TOTAL%
0) None4563100.0
2) 10.0
3) 10.0
Missing240 
TOTAL4565100.0
220) DASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO DID NOT DESCRIBE THEIR CURRENT RESIDENCE AS DORMITORY, BARRACKS, OR OTHER INSTITUTIONAL HOUSING AND DO NOT LIVE ALONE: Please describe the other people in your household by indicating their relationship to you, and how many there are. - Others (HSHLD10)
TOTAL%
0) None445997.7
1) Friend or roommate330.7
2) More than one friend or roommate100.2
3) Three friends20.0
10) Cohabitant130.3
11) Cohabitant and child20.0
20) Foster child60.1
21) Two foster children40.1
30) Boarder or roomers70.2
31) Two boarders20.0
40) Foreign student110.2
41) Two foreign students20.0
50) Landlord50.1
61) Two refugees10.0
63) Refugee family10.0
70) Household staff50.1
93) Two students, Japanese student, friend10.0
96) Two disabled adults10.0
Missing240 
TOTAL4565100.0
221) Is the home in which you currently live... (HOME)
TOTAL%
1) Rented by you4359.7
2) Owned by you free and clear of mortgage108224.1
3) Owned by you with a mortgage231151.5
4) Owned by congregation57512.8
5) Other170.4
6) Shared by you and the church60.1
7) Owned by relatives/parents420.9
8) Owned by employer140.3
9) Miscellaneous20.0
Missing321 
TOTAL4484100.0
222) Which of the following best describes your current residence? (RESIDENC)
TOTAL%
1) Building of duplexes, triplexes or quadriplexes1162.6
2) Building of apartments2034.5
3) Building of townhomes1763.9
4) Mobile home, on a lot you own200.4
5) Mobile home, on a lot you rent350.8
6) Single family house, detached from other houses391887.6
7) Dormitory, barracks, or other institutional housing20.0
8) Motor home10.0
Missing334 
TOTAL4471100.0
223) Which of these broad categories best describes your approximate total family income from all sources (including housing and other allowances), before taxes, in 1989? (If you live alone, please answer in terms of your personal income.) (INCOME)
TOTAL%
1) $15,000-$24,99975717.2
2) $25,000-$49,999193944.1
3) $50,000-$99,999141632.2
4) $100,000 or more2816.4
Missing412 
TOTAL4393100.0
224) In 1989, what percentage of your family's total pre-tax income from all sources (including pensions, investments, housing allowances, etc.) did you contribute to your church? (TOCHURCH)
TOTAL%
1) 2% or less80819.6
2) 3%-6%151336.7
3) 7%-9%66116.0
4) 10% or more114527.7
5) Unspecified10.0
Missing677 
TOTAL4128100.0
225) What is your race/ethnicity? (RACE)
TOTAL%
1) American Indian, Native American511.1
2) Asian American, Pacific Islander541.2
3) African American, Black841.9
4) Hispanic, Spanish American330.7
5) White, Caucasian428594.8
6) Other (specify)70.2
9) Response not applicable70.2
Missing284 
TOTAL4521100.0
226) Sizem (SIZEM)
TOTAL%
1) 0-9920110.1
2) 100-19930815.5
3) 200-29932516.3
4) 300-49938419.3
5) 500-99940020.1
6) 1000-MORE37418.8
Missing2813 
TOTAL1992100.0
227) Age group 1 (AGEGRP1)
TOTAL%
1) 19 and younger190.4
2) 20-24220.5
3) 25-291072.4
4) 30-343307.3
5) 35-3953111.7
6) 40-4458012.8
7) 45-4948310.6
8) 50-5447010.4
9) 55-5956412.4
10) 60-6457412.6
11) 65-693808.4
12) 70-742395.3
13) 75-791493.3
14) 80-84691.5
15) 85 and older240.5
Missing264 
TOTAL4541100.0
228) Age group 2 (AGEGRP2)
TOTAL%
1) Under 40100922.2
2) 40-49128728.3
3) 50-59141931.2
4) 60 and older82618.2
Missing264 
TOTAL4541100.0
229) Index on relativism (see summary documentation for index construction) (RELATVSM)
TOTAL%
1) Low233153.4
2) Medium165237.9
3) High3798.7
Missing443 
TOTAL4362100.0
230) Index on (CHRISTON)
TOTAL%
1) Low168137.9
2) Medium152234.3
3) High123327.8
Missing369 
TOTAL4436100.0
231) Index on universalism (see summary documentation for index construction) (UNIVERSL)
TOTAL%
1) Low273661.2
2) Medium102723.0
3) High70515.8
Missing337 
TOTAL4468100.0
232) Index on otherworldliness (see summary documentation for index construction) (OTHERWD1)
TOTAL%
1) Low151134.2
2) Medium201345.6
3) High88820.1
Missing393 
TOTAL4412100.0
233) Index on otherworldliness (see summary documentation for index construction) (OTHERWD2)
TOTAL%
1) Low213648.0
2) Medium147133.1
3) High83918.9
Missing359 
TOTAL4446100.0
234) Index on individualism (see summary documentation for index construction) (INDIVDSM)
TOTAL%
1) Low120627.5
2) Medium262259.8
3) High55812.7
Missing419 
TOTAL4386100.0
235) Has respondent ever been married or never been married? (EVERMAR)
TOTAL%
1) Has been married429397.3
2) Has never been married1202.7
Missing392 
TOTAL4413100.0
236) ASKED ONLY OF CLERGY AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY: How many congregations do you regularly serve or attend? (CSERVE)
TOTAL%
1) One167784.9
2) Two or more20310.3
3) Retired452.3
4) Other response502.5
Missing2830 
TOTAL1975100.0
237) ASKED ONLY OF CLERGY AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY: In what year were you ordained as a minister of the Word and Sacrament? (CORDAIND)
TOTAL%
1) Prior to 1950462.3
2) 1950-195940520.1
3) 1960-196943621.6
4) 1970-197944722.2
5) 1980-199068233.8
Missing2789 
TOTAL2016100.0
238) ASKED ONLY OF CLERGY AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY: If you were ordained by a denomination other than the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) or one of its predecessor denominations, name that body. (CDENORD)
TOTAL%
1) Baptist4428.4
2) Methodist127.7
3) Lutheran42.6
4) Episcopal53.2
5) United Church of Christ149.0
6) Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)63.9
8) Reformed churches1610.3
9) Other Presbyterian3019.4
11) Other2415.5
Missing4650 
TOTAL155100.0
239) ASKED ONLY OF CLERGY AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY: Are you presently enrolled in a graduate school, seminary, or theological school? (CSCHOOL)
TOTAL%
1) No181090.6
2) Yes1879.4
Missing2808 
TOTAL1997100.0
240) ASKED ONLY OF CLERGY AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY: Please indicate the theological degrees you have received. First mention (CTHDEGR1)
TOTAL%
1) Bible college492.4
2) Bachelor of Divinity, Master of Divinity184992.1
3) Master's degree, Master of Religious Education, Master of Christian Education201.0
4) Master's in Theology, Master of Systematic Theology90.4
5) Doctor of Ministry713.5
6) Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Theology, Doctor of Systematic Theology30.1
7) Other60.3
Missing2798 
TOTAL2007100.0
241) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE CLERGY AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY WHO HAVE RECEIVED A B.D./M.DIV.: In what year did you receive your degree? (CYRDEGR1)
TOTAL%
1) Before 1950442.2
2) 1950-195939620.2
3) 1960-196944822.9
4) 1970-197945823.4
5) 1980-199061431.3
Missing2845 
TOTAL1960100.0
242) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE CLERGY AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY WHO HAVE RECEIVED A B.D./M.DIV.: From what institution did you receive your degree? (category labels unavailable) (CSCHDGR1)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL200776.5677
243) ASKED ONLY OF CLERGY AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY: Please indicate which theological degrees you have received. Second mention (CTHDEGR2)
TOTAL%
1) Bible college10.2
2) Bachelor of Divinity, Master of Divinity456.9
3) Master's degree, Master of Religious Education, Master of Christian Education8513.0
4) Master's in Theology, Master of Systematic Theology19129.2
5) Doctor of Ministry24237.1
6) Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Theology, Doctor of Systematic Theology639.6
7) Other264.0
Missing4152 
TOTAL653100.0
244) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE CLERGY AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY WHO HAVE RECEIVED A D.MIN.: In what year did you receive your degree? (CYRDEGR2)
TOTAL%
1) Prior to 195071.1
2) 1950-1959568.8
3) 1960-196913521.2
4) 1970-197918829.5
5) 1980-199025239.5
Missing4167 
TOTAL638100.0
245) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE CLERGY AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY WHO HAVE RECEIVED A D.MIN.: From what institution did you receive your degree? (category labels unavailable) (CSCHDGR2)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL64897.07690
246) ASKED ONLY OF CLERGY AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY: Please indicate which theological degrees you have received. Third mention (CTHDEGR3)
TOTAL%
1) Bible college32.3
2) Bachelor of Divinity, Master of Divinity10.8
3) Master's degree, Master of Religious Education, Master of Christian Education21.5
4) Master's in Theology, Master of Systematic Theology86.1
5) Doctor of Ministry6751.1
6) Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Theology, Doctor of Systematic Theology3929.8
7) Other118.4
Missing4674 
TOTAL131100.0
247) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE CLERGY AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY WHO HAVE RECEIVED A Th.D./Ph.D.: In what year did you receive your degree? (CYRDEGR3)
TOTAL%
1) Before 195010.8
2) 1950-195975.6
3) 1960-1969118.7
4) 1970-19795543.7
5) 1980-19905241.3
Missing4679 
TOTAL126100.0
248) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE CLERGY AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY WHO HAVE RECEIVED A PH.D./TH.D.: From what institution did you receive your degree? (category labels unavailable) (CSCHDGR3)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL130131.708117
249) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE CLERGY AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY WHO GRADUATED FROM COLLEGE OR DID SOME GRADUATE WORK: Specify your major. (EDMAJORC)
TOTAL%
1) Accounting281.5
2) Agriculture50.3
3) Anthropology120.6
4) Art, Architecture402.1
5) Biology201.1
6) Chemistry50.3
7) Computer Science351.8
8) Economics1306.8
9) Education191.0
10) Engineering19610.3
11) English, Comparative Literature30.2
12) Finance311.6
13) Foreign Language, Area Studies26614.0
14) Geography90.5
15) Geology30.2
16) Health Professions40.2
17) History, Classical Civilization452.4
18) Home Economics, Family Studies713.7
19) Journalism40.2
20) Management221.2
21) Marketing10.1
22) Mathematics341.8
23) Military Science1296.8
24) Music90.5
25) Philosophy723.8
26) Physics201.1
27) Political Science19710.4
28) Pre-Law23012.1
29) Psychology402.1
30) Religion (including pre-ministerial)1447.6
31) Social Work130.7
32) Sociology412.2
33) Theatre110.6
34) Other90.5
Missing2907 
TOTAL1898100.0
250) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE CLERGY AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY WITH A B.D. OR M.DIV.: Before entering seminary for your B.D. or M.Div., were you engaged in any long-term secular job or career? (CPREDEGR)
TOTAL%
1) No138068.8
2) Yes62731.2
Missing2798 
TOTAL2007100.0
251) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE CLERGY AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY WITH A B.D. OR M.DIV. THAT WERE ENGAGED IN ANY LONG-TERM SECULAR JOB OR CAREER: How long were you in that job or career? (CJOBTIME)
TOTAL%
1) 1 year or less335.3
2) 2-3 years15224.4
3) 4-5 years13020.8
4) 6-10 years17227.6
5) 11-15 years7211.5
6) 16-25 years569.0
7) 26 or more years91.4
Missing4181 
TOTAL624100.0
252) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE CLERGY AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY WITH A B.D. OR M.DIV. THAT WERE ENGAGED IN ANY LONG-TERM SECULAR JOB OR CAREER: Please describe your occupation in that job or career. (CQJOB)
TOTAL%
1) Executive, administrative, and managerial occupations9615.3
2) Professional specialty occupations26642.4
3) Technicians and related support occupations264.1
4) Sales occupations629.9
5) Administrative support occupations, including clerical528.3
7) Protective service occupations40.6
8) Service occupations, except protective and household121.9
9) Farming, forestry, and fishing occupations81.3
10) Precision production, craft, and repair occupations335.3
11) Machine operators, assemblers, and inspectors30.5
12) Transportation and material moving occupations20.3
13) Handlers, equipment cleaners, helpers, and laborers30.5
14) Military589.3
16) More than one occupation listed20.3
Missing4178 
TOTAL627100.0
253) ASKED ONLY OF CLERGY AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY: At the present time are you serving a congregation in a pastoral position? (CPSTRPOS)
TOTAL%
1) No42321.1
2) Yes158578.9
Missing2797 
TOTAL2008100.0
254) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE CLERGY AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY SERVING A CONGREGATION IN A PASTORAL POSITION: Do you consider yourself a full time or part time parish pastor? (CPSTRTIM)
TOTAL%
1) Full time132383.2
2) Part time26816.8
Missing3214 
TOTAL1591100.0
255) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE CLERGY AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY SERVING A CONGREGATION IN A PASTORAL POSITION: What is your present position in your congregation(s)? (CPOSITIN)
TOTAL%
1) Solo pastor83051.8
2) Senior pastor23914.9
3) Assistant/Associate pastor22213.8
4) Co-pastor603.7
5) Stated or temporary supply815.1
6) Interim pastor955.9
7) Tentmaker251.6
8) Pastor emeritus30.2
9) Parish Associate301.9
10) Other181.1
Missing3202 
TOTAL1603100.0
256) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE CLERGY AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY WHO ARE NOT SERVING A CONGREGATION IN A PASTORAL POSITION: In what type of non-parish ministry or other work are you currently engaged? (COTHERWK)
TOTAL%
1) Faculty/staff at an educational institution12220.1
2) Campus minister203.3
3) Chaplain9014.8
4) Missionary71.2
5) Presbytery staff477.7
6) Synod staff91.5
7) National staff of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)213.5
8) Staff of an ecumenical or non-denominational agency183.0
9) Professional pastoral counselor345.6
10) Other employment in a church-related setting406.6
11) Other employment12720.9
12) Retired528.6
13) Unemployed152.5
14) Student40.7
15) Homemaker10.2
Missing4198 
TOTAL607100.0
257) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE CLERGY AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY WHO ARE NOT SERVING A CONGREGATION IN A PASTORAL POSITION AND ARE CURRENTLY ENGAGED IN FACULTY/STAFF AT AN EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION, CAMPUS MINISTER, OR CHAPLAIN: For what type of institution do you work? (COTHINST)
TOTAL%
1) Military207.6
2) High School72.7
3) College or University9636.6
4) Seminary or Other Theological School3814.5
5) Hospital or Other Medical Facility4918.7
6) Other5219.8
Missing4543 
TOTAL262100.0
258) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE CLERGY AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY WHO ARE NOT SERVING A CONGREGATION IN A PASTORAL POSITION AND ARE CURRENTLY ENGAGED IN FACULTY/STAFF AT AN EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION, CAMPUS MINISTER, OR CHAPLAIN AND NOT WORKING IN A MILITARY INSTITUTION: Is your institution affiliated with the Presbyterian Church? (CINSTPRS)
TOTAL%
1) No20071.7
2) Yes7928.3
Missing4526 
TOTAL279100.0
259) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE CLERGY WHO ARE MARRIED AND THEIR HUSBANDS OR WIVES HAVE GRADUATED FROM COLLEGE OR HAD SOME GRADUATE WORK: Please specify your spouse's major. (SPMAJORC)
TOTAL%
1) Accounting60.4
2) Agriculture30.2
3) Anthropology292.1
4) Art, Architecture261.9
5) Biology70.5
6) Chemistry50.4
7) Computer Science40.3
8) Economics37026.5
9) Education80.6
10) Engineering664.7
11) English, Comparative Literature20.1
12) Finance282.0
13) Foreign Language, Area Studies231.6
14) Geography493.5
16) Health Professions10.1
17) History, Classical Civilization352.5
18) Home Economics, Family Studies443.2
19) Journalism10.1
20) Management181.3
22) Mathematics533.8
23) Military Science120.9
24) Music20.1
25) Philosophy30.2
26) Physics191.4
27) Political Science674.8
28) Pre-Law26018.6
29) Psychology342.4
30) Religion (including pre-ministerial)271.9
31) Social Work60.4
32) Sociology271.9
33) Theatre15010.8
34) Other100.7
Missing3410 
TOTAL1395100.0
260) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE CLERGY AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY WHO ARE MARRIED: Is your husband or wife an ordained minister? (CORDSPS)
TOTAL%
1) No159790.2
2) Yes, but not a parish pastor432.4
3) Yes, co-pastor with me553.1
4) Yes, pastor/associate of another Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) congregation603.4
5) Yes, pastor/associate of a congregation affiliated with another denomination150.8
Missing3035 
TOTAL1770100.0
261) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE CLERGY WHO ARE MARRIED AND THEIR HUSBANDS OR WIVES ARE NOT ORDAINED MINISTERS: What is your husband's or wife's usual occupation? (SPOCCUPC)
TOTAL%
1) Executive, administrative, and managerial occupations13110.4
2) Professional specialty occupations80063.2
3) Technicians and related support occupations262.1
4) Sales occupations635.0
5) Administrative support occupations, including clerical20015.8
7) Protective service occupations30.2
8) Service occupations, except protective and household211.7
9) Farming, forestry, and fishing occupations30.2
10) Precision production, craft, and repair occupations110.9
11) Machine operators, assemblers, and inspectors20.2
12) Transportation and material moving occupations10.1
13) Handlers, equipment cleaners, helpers, and laborers10.1
14) Military20.2
16) More than one occupation listed10.1
Missing3540 
TOTAL1265100.0
262) CLERGY AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY SAMPLE ONLY: Year ordained (YEARORD)
TOTAL%
1) 1900-1949171.2
2) 1950-195924617.7
3) 1960-196928120.2
4) 1970-197932323.3
5) 1980-199152237.6
Missing3416 
TOTAL1389100.0
263) CLERGY AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY SAMPLE ONLY: Does respondent have a Bachelor's or Master's degree in Divinity? (BDMDIV)
TOTAL%
1) Has degree188793.5
2) Does not have degree1326.5
Missing2786 
TOTAL2019100.0
264) CLERGY AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY SAMPLE ONLY: Does respondent have a Doctor of Ministry degree? (DMIN)
TOTAL%
1) Has degree38018.8
2) Does not have degree163981.2
Missing2786 
TOTAL2019100.0
265) CLERGY AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY SAMPLE ONLY: Does respondent have a Doctor of Philosophy or Theology degree? (PHDTHD)
TOTAL%
1) Has degree1055.2
2) Does not have degree191494.8
Missing2786 
TOTAL2019100.0
266) CLERGY AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY SAMPLE ONLY: Does respondent have a any other degrees? (OTHDEGR)
TOTAL%
1) Has degree38719.2
2) Does not have degree163280.8
Missing2786 
TOTAL2019100.0
267) I-SEX: What is your sex? (For use with on-line analysis.) (I-SEX)
TOTAL%
1) Female167736.9
2) Male287063.1
Missing258 
TOTAL4547100.0
268) I-MARITAL: What is your present marital status? (For use with on-line analysis.) (I-MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Married384384.4
2) Not married70815.6
Missing254 
TOTAL4551100.0
269) I-REGION: Region (for use with on-line analysis) (I-REGION)
TOTAL%
1) South163436.0
2) West73216.1
3) Northeast95121.0
4) Midwest122226.9
Missing266 
TOTAL4539100.0
270) I-INCOME: Which of these broad categories best describes your approximate total family income from all sources (including housing and other allowances), before taxes, in 1989? (If you live alone, please answer in terms of your personal income.) (For use with on-line analysis.) (I-INCOME)
TOTAL%
1) $15,000-$24,99975717.2
2) $25,000-$49,999193944.1
3) $50,000-$99,999141632.2
4) $100,000 or more2816.4
Missing412 
TOTAL4393100.0
271) I-EDUCHI: What is the highest level of education you have attained? (Recoded for use with on-line analysis.) (I-EDUCHI)
TOTAL%
1) 821.8
2) High schl101322.5
3) College251355.7
4) Grad90320.0
Missing294 
TOTAL4511100.0
272) I-AGE: What is your present age? (Recoded for use with on-line analysis.) (I-AGE)
TOTAL%
1) <35 years47710.5
2) 35-44 yrs111124.5
3) 45-54 yrs95321.0
4) 55-64 yrs113825.1
5) 65+ years86119.0
Missing265 
TOTAL4540100.0
273) I-RACE: What is your race/ethnicity? (Recoded for use with on-line analysis.) (I-RACE)
TOTAL%
1) White428594.8
2) Non-white2365.2
Missing284 
TOTAL4521100.0
274) I-POLPARTY: Generally speaking, do you think of yourself as a Republican, Democrat, Independent, or other? (Recoded for use with on-line analysis.) (I-POLPARTY)
TOTAL%
1) Democrat164636.5
2) Independen88719.7
3) Republican189842.1
4) Other/NA771.7
Missing297 
TOTAL4508100.0
275) I-SAMPLE: Sample of respondents (for use with on-line analysis) (I-SAMPLE)
TOTAL%
1) Members131028.7
2) Elders123627.1
3) Pastors139030.4
4) Spec clerg62913.8
Missing240 
TOTAL4565100.0