Presbyterian Panel Survey, February 1993: Presbyterian Colleges and Universities

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All frequencies are raw numbers (no weights used).
1) Identification number (IDCODE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL343824418.50310132
2) Before receiving this questionnaire, were you aware that some colleges and universities in the United States are affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)? (KNOWCOLG)
TOTAL%
1) Yes319597.0
2) No983.0
Missing145 
TOTAL3293100.0
3) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO WERE AWARE OF PRESBYTERIAN-AFFILIATED COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES IN THE UNITED STATES: Were you also aware of the National Presbyterian Scholarship Program, whereby financial aid is available for Presbyterians attending Presbyterian-related colleges and universities? (PRESPROG)
TOTAL%
1) Yes232475.2
2) No76624.8
Missing348 
TOTAL3090100.0
4) At the present time, there are 68 colleges and universities affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). Is that number more than you would have thought, about what you would have thought, fewer than you would have thought, or did you have no idea how many there were? (AFILCOLG)
TOTAL%
1) More than you would have thought157646.1
2) About what you would have thought130238.1
3) Fewer than you would have thought712.1
4) You had no idea how many there were.47213.8
Missing17 
TOTAL3421100.0
5) Were you aware that several Presbyterian-related colleges and universities are racial-ethnic institutions? (RACECOLG)
TOTAL%
1) Yes219764.3
2) No121835.7
Missing23 
TOTAL3415100.0
6) In your opinion, how important for the overall mission of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) are church-related colleges and universities? (IMPMISSN)
TOTAL%
1) Very important126537.1
2) Important162547.6
3) Not very important3249.5
4) Not at all important391.1
5) Not sure1584.6
Missing27 
TOTAL3411100.0
7) In your opinion, how important is the following factor for explaining why the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) maintains church-related colleges? -- To continue tradition/historical commitments (IMPTRAD)
TOTAL%
1) Very important78923.3
2) Important182853.9
3) Not very important58817.3
4) Not at all important782.3
5) Not sure1083.2
Missing47 
TOTAL3391100.0
8) In your opinion, how important is the following factor for explaining why the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) maintains church-related colleges? -- To provide quality education that may not be available otherwise (IMPQEDUC)
TOTAL%
1) Very important133939.4
2) Important150244.2
3) Not very important38811.4
4) Not at all important962.8
5) Not sure762.2
Missing37 
TOTAL3401100.0
9) In your opinion, how important is the following factor for explaining why the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) maintains church-related colleges? -- To provide a liberal-arts education in a Christian context to integrate faith and learning (IMPFAITH)
TOTAL%
1) Very important169449.7
2) Important144942.5
3) Not very important1715.0
4) Not at all important391.1
5) Not sure561.6
Missing29 
TOTAL3409100.0
10) In your opinion, how important is the following factor for explaining why the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) maintains church-related colleges? -- To educate people about the Christian faith (IMPFEDUC)
TOTAL%
1) Very important107131.7
2) Important161247.7
3) Not very important52715.6
4) Not at all important912.7
5) Not sure802.4
Missing57 
TOTAL3381100.0
11) In your opinion, how important is the following factor for explaining why the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) maintains church-related colleges? -- To further the strong Presbyterian commitment to education (IMPCOMIT)
TOTAL%
1) Very important119035.0
2) Important175251.6
3) Not very important3199.4
4) Not at all important702.1
5) Not sure651.9
Missing42 
TOTAL3396100.0
12) In your opinion, how important is the following factor for explaining why the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) maintains church-related colleges? -- To provide education in Christian values, ethics and morals (IMPVALUE)
TOTAL%
1) Very important147343.4
2) Important152745.0
3) Not very important2778.2
4) Not at all important541.6
5) Not sure611.8
Missing46 
TOTAL3392100.0
13) In your opinion, how important is the following factor for explaining why the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) maintains church-related colleges? -- To provide a wholesome environment where Presbyterians and other Christians may learn and interact (IMPENVRN)
TOTAL%
1) Very important133539.3
2) Important164248.4
3) Not very important2968.7
4) Not at all important752.2
5) Not sure481.4
Missing42 
TOTAL3396100.0
14) In your opinion, how important is the following factor for explaining why the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) maintains church-related colleges? -- To provide a Christian witness in the world (IMPWITNS)
TOTAL%
1) Very important116334.5
2) Important154145.7
3) Not very important47714.2
4) Not at all important1003.0
5) Not sure882.6
Missing69 
TOTAL3369100.0
15) In your opinion, how important is the following factor for explaining why the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) maintains church-related colleges? -- To train Christians for leadership in the larger society (IMPLEADR)
TOTAL%
1) Very important148643.9
2) Important152745.1
3) Not very important2547.5
4) Not at all important591.7
5) Not sure591.7
Missing53 
TOTAL3385100.0
16) In your opinion, how important is the following factor for explaining why the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) maintains church-related colleges? -- To nurture young adults in the Christian faith (IMPNURTR)
TOTAL%
1) Very important121536.0
2) Important162148.0
3) Not very important40712.1
4) Not at all important712.1
5) Not sure601.8
Missing64 
TOTAL3374100.0
17) In your opinion, how important is the following factor for explaining why the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) maintains church-related colleges? -- To recruit and train clergy and other church leaders (IMPTRAIN)
TOTAL%
1) Very important102330.3
2) Important151444.9
3) Not very important61618.3
4) Not at all important1263.7
5) Not sure942.8
Missing65 
TOTAL3373100.0
18) In your opinion, how important is the following factor for explaining why the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) maintains church-related colleges? -- To ensure that the Presbyterian/Reformed viewpoint has a presence in higher education (IMPPRSNC)
TOTAL%
1) Very important92827.2
2) Important163247.9
3) Not very important61318.0
4) Not at all important1233.6
5) Not sure1103.2
Missing32 
TOTAL3406100.0
19) Have you at any time been enrolled as an undergraduate student at one or more church-related colleges or universities? (Do not include seminaries in your answer.) (BEENENRL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes136539.8
2) No205359.9
3) Not sure90.3
Missing11 
TOTAL3427100.0
20) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE AT ANY TIME BEEN ENROLLED AS AN UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT AT ONE OR MORE CHURCH-RELATED COLLEGES OR UNIVERSITIES: Please indicate the denominational affiliation(s) (DENOMIN)
TOTAL%
1) Baptist977.1
2) Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)211.5
3) Episcopal120.9
4) Lutheran433.1
5) Methodist20314.8
6) Presbyterian69850.8
7) Reformed392.8
8) Roman Catholic352.5
9) United Church of Christ362.6
10) More than one of the above groups795.7
11) Other1118.1
Missing2064 
TOTAL1374100.0
21) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE BEEN ENROLLED AS A STUDENT AT A PRESBYTERIAN-RELATED COLLEGE OR UNIVERSITY: Please name the degree(s), if any, that you received. - Bachelor's degree (WHATDEGR)
TOTAL%
0) None10414.1
1) Bachelor of Arts54874.4
2) Bachelor of Science729.8
3) Bachelor of Music40.5
4) Business Administration10.1
5) BSC10.1
6) Nursing10.1
7) BS in Education10.1
8) Bachelor Fine Arts10.1
9) Bachelor's degree not specified40.5
Missing2701 
TOTAL737100.0
22) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE BEEN ENROLLED AS A STUDENT AT A PRESBYTERIAN-RELATED COLLEGE OR UNIVERSITY: Please name the school(s), if any, that you attended. - Bachelor's degree school (NAMESCL1)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL73540.13523
23) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE BEEN ENROLLED AS A STUDENT AT A PRESBYTERIAN-RELATED COLLEGE OR UNIVERSITY: Please name the year(s) of graduation, if applicable. - Bachelor's degree year of graduation (YRGRAD1)
TOTAL%
1) Prior to 1940182.6
2) 1940-19497510.8
3) 1950-195923634.1
4) 1960-196919227.7
5) 1970-197913719.8
6) 1980-1989344.9
7) 1990 or after10.1
Missing2745 
TOTAL693100.0
24) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE BEEN ENROLLED AS A STUDENT AT A PRESBYTERIAN-RELATED COLLEGE OR UNIVERSITY: Please name the school(s), if any, that you attended. -- Other degree, non-master's degree, school (NAMESCL2)
TOTAL%
3) Alma College, Alma, MI15.3
10) Bloomfield College, Bloomfield, NJ15.3
17) Davis & Elkins College, Elkins, WV15.3
23) Hastings College, Hastings, NE15.3
24) Idaho College15.3
28) King College, Bristol, TN15.3
35) Lindenwood College, St. Charles, MO15.3
36) Macalester College, St. Paul, MN15.3
39) Maryville College, Maryville, TN210.5
42) Monmouth College, Monmouth, IL15.3
45) Occidental College, Los Angeles, CA15.3
46) Ozarks, College of the, Pt. Lookout, MO15.3
51) Queens College, Charlotte, NC15.3
56) Sheldon Jackson College, Sitka, AK15.3
57) Sterling College, Sterling, KS210.5
60) Tulsa, University of, Tulsa, OK15.3
69) Wooster, College of, Wooster, OH15.3
Missing3419 
TOTAL19100.0
25) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE BEEN ENROLLED AS A STUDENT AT A PRESBYTERIAN-RELATED COLLEGE OR UNIVERSITY: Please name the year(s) of graduation, if applicable. -- Other degree year of graduation (YRGRAD2)
TOTAL%
32) 17.1
43) 17.1
44) 17.1
45) 17.1
47) 17.1
48) 214.3
52) 17.1
57) 214.3
69) 214.3
73) 17.1
79) 17.1
Missing3424 
TOTAL14100.0
26) Have you ever been or are you currently employed by a Presbyterian college or university? (COLGEMPL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, currently employed by a Presbyterian college or university270.8
2) Yes, previously employed by a Presbyterian college or university1113.3
3) No, I've never been employed by a Presbyterian college or university.322595.9
Missing75 
TOTAL3363100.0
27) People select which college or university to attend based on a variety of factors, including the cost, location, course offerings, etc. All things considered, if you were currently in the process of deciding on which college or university to attend, how important would it be to you to have the choice of a school that is Presbyterian-related? (IMPCHOIC)
TOTAL%
1) Very important34710.2
2) Important126637.1
3) Not very important119935.1
4) Not at all important37110.9
5) Not sure2326.8
Missing23 
TOTAL3415100.0
28) All in all, how likely is it that you would select a Presbyterian-related school to attend? (SELCTPRS)
TOTAL%
1) Very likely40411.9
2) Likely108031.8
3) Not very likely118334.8
4) Not at all likely2236.6
5) Not sure51015.0
Missing38 
TOTAL3400100.0
29) How important in your selection would be the potential for Christian growth offered by the school? (GROWPTNL)
TOTAL%
1) Very important75722.2
2) Important156245.8
3) Not very important77222.7
4) Not at all important1223.6
5) Not sure1945.7
Missing31 
TOTAL3407100.0
30) Are you married? (MARRIED)
TOTAL%
1) Yes284784.7
2) No51515.3
Missing76 
TOTAL3362100.0
31) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE MARRIED: Did your spouse ever attend a Presbyterian-related college or university? (SPOUSATD)
TOTAL%
1) Yes42215.1
2) No236884.9
Missing648 
TOTAL2790100.0
32) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHOSE SPOUSES ATTENDED A PRESBYTERIAN-RELATED COLLEGE OR UNIVERSITY: Please name the school(s) your spouse attended: (NAMESCL3)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL37541.67222
33) Do you have any children who have attended college or university? (KIDATND)
TOTAL%
1) Yes196958.3
2) No141041.7
Missing59 
TOTAL3379100.0
34) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHOSE CHILDREN ATTENDED COLLEGE OR UNIVERSITY: Did any of your children attend a Presbyterian-related college or university? (KIDPRESB)
TOTAL%
1) Yes49026.3
2) No136973.4
3) Not sure70.4
Missing1572 
TOTAL1866100.0
35) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHOSE CHILDREN ATTENDED A PRESBYTERIAN-RELATED COLLEGE OR UNIVERSITY: Please name the school -- First school (KIDSCHL1)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL46340.45422
36) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHOSE CHILDREN ATTENDED PRESBYTERIAN-RELATED COLLEGE OR UNIVERSITY: Please name the school - Second school (KIDSCHL2)
TOTAL%
3) Alma College, Alma, MI11.3
5) Austin College, Sherman, TX11.3
11) Buena Vista College, Storm Lake, IA11.3
12) Carroll College, Waukesha, WI11.3
13) Centre College of Kentucky, Danville, KY11.3
14) Coe College, Cedar Rapids, IA11.3
16) Davidson College, Davidson, NC11.3
17) Davis & Elkins College, Elkins, WV33.8
19) Eckerd College, St. Petersburg, FL33.8
20) Grove City College, Grove City, PA22.5
21) Hampden-Sydney College, Hampden-Sydney, VA22.5
23) Hastings College, Hastings, NE22.5
24) Idaho College11.3
28) King College, Bristol, TN45.1
34) Lewis & Clark College, Portland, OR33.8
36) Macalester College, St. Paul, MN22.5
37) Mary Baldwin College, Staunton, VA33.8
39) Maryville College, Maryville, TN22.5
40) Millikin University, Decatur, IL11.3
43) Montreat-Anderson College, Montreat, NC11.3
44) Muskingum College, New Concord, OH45.1
46) Ozarks, College of the, Pt. Lookout, MO22.5
48) Peace College, Raleigh, NC11.3
50) Presbyterian College, Clinton, SC33.8
51) Queens College, Charlotte, NC33.8
52) Rhodes College, Memphis, TN33.8
54) St. Andrews Presbyterian College, Laurinburg, NC67.6
59) Trinity University, San Antonio, TX56.3
62) Warren Wilson College, Swannanoa, NC33.8
65) Westminster College, New Wilmington, PA22.5
66) Westminster College, Salt Lake City, UT11.3
67) Whitworth College, Spokane, WA33.8
69) Wooster, College of, Wooster, OH56.3
74) Erskine College, SC11.3
79) Parsons College, IA11.3
Missing3359 
TOTAL79100.0
37) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHOSE CHILDREN ATTENDED PRESBYTERIAN-RELATED COLLEGE OR UNIVERSITY: Please name the school -- Third school (KIDSCHL3)
TOTAL%
3) Alma College, Alma, MI112.5
17) Davis & Elkins College, Elkins, WV112.5
53) Rocky Mountain College, Billings, MT112.5
59) Trinity University, San Antonio, TX225.0
62) Warren Wilson College, Swannanoa, NC112.5
65) Westminster College, New Wilmington, PA112.5
67) Whitworth College, Spokane, WA112.5
Missing3430 
TOTAL8100.0
38) Please indicate, for each child who attended college or university, how important for the decision of which college to attend was the potential for growth in the Christian faith? -- CHILD 1 (KIDGROW1)
TOTAL%
1) Very important1839.3
2) Important45523.2
3) Not very important88244.9
4) Not at all important37218.9
5) Not sure733.7
Missing1473 
TOTAL1965100.0
39) Please indicate, for each child who attended college or university, how important for the decision of which college to attend was the potential for growth in the Christian faith? -- CHILD 2 (KIDGROW2)
TOTAL%
1) Very important1077.8
2) Important30422.2
3) Not very important61745.1
4) Not at all important29421.5
5) Not sure463.4
Missing2070 
TOTAL1368100.0
40) Please indicate, for each child who attended college or university, how important for the decision of which college to attend was the potential for growth in the Christian faith? -- CHILD 3 (KIDGROW3)
TOTAL%
1) Very important608.8
2) Important14321.0
3) Not very important31646.5
4) Not at all important14321.0
5) Not sure182.6
Missing2758 
TOTAL680100.0
41) Please indicate, for each child who attended college or university, how important for the decision of which college to attend was the potential for growth in the Christian faith? -- CHILD 4 (KIDGROW4)
TOTAL%
1) Very important197.1
2) Important5420.3
3) Not very important12647.4
4) Not at all important5821.8
5) Not sure93.4
Missing3172 
TOTAL266100.0
42) Please indicate, for each child who attended college or university, how important for the decision of which college to attend was the potential for growth in the Christian faith? -- CHILD 5 (KIDGROW5)
TOTAL%
1) Very important1211.8
2) Important2120.6
3) Not very important4746.1
4) Not at all important1817.6
5) Not sure43.9
Missing3336 
TOTAL102100.0
43) Do you have any children under 18 years of age? (YNGCHILD)
TOTAL%
1) Yes103830.4
2) No237969.6
Missing21 
TOTAL3417100.0
44) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE CHILDREN UNDER 18 YEARS OF AGE: When they become old enough to attend college, how likely is it that you will encourage them to attend a Presbyterian-related college or university? (ENCRGKID)
TOTAL%
1) Very likely16616.2
2) Likely37736.9
3) Not very likely27026.4
4) Not at all likely737.1
5) Not sure13713.4
Missing2415 
TOTAL1023100.0
45) In addition to affiliation with the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), how essential or desirable is it for a Presbyterian-related college or university in the 1990s to have the following aim? -- To maintain academic excellence (MAINEXEC)
TOTAL%
1) Essential321194.0
2) Not essential but desirable1775.2
3) Not particularly essential or desirable110.3
4) Neither essential nor desirable30.1
5) Not sure140.4
Missing22 
TOTAL3416100.0
46) In addition to affiliation with the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), how essential or desirable is it for a Presbyterian-related college or university in the 1990s to have the following aim? -- To encourage students to reach their full potential as persons (FULLPTNL)
TOTAL%
1) Essential296487.0
2) Not essential but desirable39911.7
3) Not particularly essential or desirable240.7
4) Neither essential nor desirable70.2
5) Not sure140.4
Missing30 
TOTAL3408100.0
47) In addition to affiliation with the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), how essential or desirable is it for a Presbyterian-related college or university in the 1990s to have the following aim? -- To encourage commitment to human service (HUMNSERV)
TOTAL%
1) Essential195457.5
2) Not essential but desirable128938.0
3) Not particularly essential or desirable1223.6
4) Neither essential nor desirable80.2
5) Not sure230.7
Missing42 
TOTAL3396100.0
48) In addition to affiliation with the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), how essential or desirable is it for a Presbyterian-related college or university in the 1990s to have the following aim? -- To encourage students to affirm a personal commitment to Jesus Christ (COMITJC)
TOTAL%
1) Essential150744.3
2) Not essential but desirable146142.9
3) Not particularly essential or desirable3139.2
4) Neither essential nor desirable722.1
5) Not sure491.4
Missing36 
TOTAL3402100.0
49) In addition to affiliation with the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), how essential or desirable is it for a Presbyterian-related college or university in the 1990s to have the following aim? -- To encourage enrollment by racial or ethnic minority students through special recruitment and support programs (ENCRGRAC)
TOTAL%
1) Essential109132.1
2) Not essential but desirable161147.4
3) Not particularly essential or desirable49814.6
4) Neither essential nor desirable1073.1
5) Not sure932.7
Missing38 
TOTAL3400100.0
50) In addition to affiliation with the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), how essential or desirable is it for a Presbyterian-related college or university in the 1990s to have the following aim? -- To encourage students to think about the relationship between their faith and other aspects of life (FAITHLIF)
TOTAL%
1) Essential223265.4
2) Not essential but desirable106631.2
3) Not particularly essential or desirable832.4
4) Neither essential nor desirable80.2
5) Not sure240.7
Missing25 
TOTAL3413100.0
51) In addition to affiliation with the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), how essential or desirable is it for a Presbyterian-related college or university in the 1990s to have the following aim? -- To assist in the development of moral values (MORALITY)
TOTAL%
1) Essential231268.3
2) Not essential but desirable96528.5
3) Not particularly essential or desirable762.2
4) Neither essential nor desirable90.3
5) Not sure250.7
Missing51 
TOTAL3387100.0
52) In addition to affiliation with the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), how essential or desirable is it for a Presbyterian-related college or university in the 1990s to have the following aim? -- To encourage students to pursue careers within the church (e.g., pastors, chaplains, Christian educators, mission workers) (PURSUCAR)
TOTAL%
1) Essential45513.4
2) Not essential but desirable171050.2
3) Not particularly essential or desirable100929.6
4) Neither essential nor desirable1283.8
5) Not sure1033.0
Missing33 
TOTAL3405100.0
53) In addition to affiliation with the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), how essential or desirable is it for a Presbyterian-related college or university in the 1990s to have the following aim? -- To maintain mandatory requirements for courses in religion (MANDRELG)
TOTAL%
1) Essential98128.8
2) Not essential but desirable167849.3
3) Not particularly essential or desirable54716.1
4) Neither essential nor desirable1384.1
5) Not sure581.7
Missing36 
TOTAL3402100.0
54) In addition to affiliation with the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), how essential or desirable is it for a Presbyterian-related college or university in the 1990s to have the following aim? -- To maintain strong departments of religious studies (RELGDEPT)
TOTAL%
1) Essential184354.2
2) Not essential but desirable129137.9
3) Not particularly essential or desirable1945.7
4) Neither essential nor desirable371.1
5) Not sure381.1
Missing35 
TOTAL3403100.0
55) In addition to affiliation with the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), how essential or desirable is it for a Presbyterian-related college or university in the 1990s to have the following aim? -- To maintain mandatory requirements for chapel attendance (CHAPATND)
TOTAL%
1) Essential50314.8
2) Not essential but desirable136040.0
3) Not particularly essential or desirable100929.6
4) Neither essential nor desirable45713.4
5) Not sure752.2
Missing34 
TOTAL3404100.0
56) In addition to affiliation with the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), how essential or desirable is it for a Presbyterian-related college or university in the 1990s to have the following aim? -- To select a faculty made up of professing Christians (CHRISFAC)
TOTAL%
1) Essential129638.4
2) Not essential but desirable131038.8
3) Not particularly essential or desirable49814.7
4) Neither essential nor desirable2146.3
5) Not sure611.8
Missing59 
TOTAL3379100.0
57) In addition to affiliation with the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), how essential or desirable is it for a Presbyterian-related college or university in the 1990s to have the following aim? -- To maintain a college chaplaincy for ministry to students and faculty (CHAPLAN)
TOTAL%
1) Essential205160.7
2) Not essential but desirable113533.6
3) Not particularly essential or desirable1333.9
4) Neither essential nor desirable280.8
5) Not sure320.9
Missing59 
TOTAL3379100.0
58) In addition to affiliation with the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), how essential or desirable is it for a Presbyterian-related college or university in the 1990s to have the following aim? -- To elect trustees who are professing Christians (ELECHRIS)
TOTAL%
1) Essential163848.6
2) Not essential but desirable124837.0
3) Not particularly essential or desirable3339.9
4) Neither essential nor desirable942.8
5) Not sure601.8
Missing65 
TOTAL3373100.0
59) In addition to affiliation with the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), how essential or desirable is it for a Presbyterian-related college or university in the 1990s to have the following aim? -- To maintain a requirement that at least some trustees be appointed by a governing body (synod or presbytery) of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) (SYNODAPT)
TOTAL%
1) Essential123236.2
2) Not essential but desirable135239.8
3) Not particularly essential or desirable48714.3
4) Neither essential nor desirable1504.4
5) Not sure1795.3
Missing38 
TOTAL3400100.0
60) Please indicate the extent of your agreement or disagreement with the following statement. -- The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) should get out of the business of higher education. (NOCOLEGE)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree411.2
2) Agree912.7
3) Neither agree nor disagree44513.0
4) Disagree142341.7
5) Strongly disagree132438.8
6) Don't know892.6
Missing25 
TOTAL3413100.0
61) Please indicate the extent of your agreement or disagreement with the following statement. -- The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) should increase the level of financial support it currently provides to Presbyterian-related colleges and universities. (UPSUPPRT)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree3079.0
2) Agree108731.9
3) Neither agree nor disagree105230.8
4) Disagree41412.1
5) Strongly disagree742.2
6) Don't know47714.0
Missing27 
TOTAL3411100.0
62) Please indicate the extent of your agreement or disagreement with the following statement. -- The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) should spend more money to support campus ministries at state-run colleges and universities, even if it means giving less support to church-related schools. (CAMPUSMS)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree2266.6
2) Agree86925.5
3) Neither agree nor disagree91526.9
4) Disagree88826.1
5) Strongly disagree1795.3
6) Don't know3299.7
Missing32 
TOTAL3406100.0
63) Please indicate the extent of your agreement or disagreement with the following statement. -- Presbyterian colleges and universities provide some of the best education available in this country. (PRESBEST)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree73221.5
2) Agree134639.6
3) Neither agree nor disagree54115.9
4) Disagree882.6
5) Strongly disagree331.0
6) Don't know65719.3
Missing41 
TOTAL3397100.0
64) Please indicate the extent of your agreement or disagreement with the following statement. -- Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) colleges and universities do a better job than state-run schools in nurturing moral and ethical values. (PRESBETR)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree64218.9
2) Agree127637.5
3) Neither agree nor disagree63518.7
4) Disagree1454.3
5) Strongly disagree381.1
6) Don't know66319.5
Missing39 
TOTAL3399100.0
65) Please indicate the extent of your agreement or disagreement with the following statement. -- Once scholarship money is included, the cost of attending a Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) college or university is about the same as the cost at a state-run school. (SAMECOST)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree802.3
2) Agree47413.9
3) Neither agree nor disagree41912.3
4) Disagree65219.1
5) Strongly disagree2437.1
6) Don't know153945.2
Missing31 
TOTAL3407100.0
66) Sample type (SAMPLE)
TOTAL%
1) Members88925.9
2) Elders90226.2
3) Pastors113633.0
4) Specialized clergy51114.9
TOTAL3438100.0
67) Identification number (CODE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL343224675.31210086
68) Renumbered identification number (NEWCODE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL343224419.80210127
69) State (STATE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL342127.33214
70) Region (REGION)
TOTAL%
1) South123236.0
2) West54215.8
3) Northeast71220.8
4) Midwest93627.4
Missing16 
TOTAL3422100.0
71) Pin number (PIN)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL34288131.7837777
72) Date survey received (DATE)
TOTAL%
104) 40.1
107) 30.1
109) 20.1
112) 20.1
123) 10.0
223) 10.0
301) 20.1
1002) 10.0
1004) 150.4
1005) 10.0
1006) 10.0
1008) 20.1
1009) 52115.2
1010) 1303.8
1011) 20.1
1012) 40011.7
1016) 49614.5
1017) 10.0
1018) 1343.9
1022) 10.0
1023) 59117.3
1025) 692.0
1029) 2717.9
1030) 1053.1
1101) 210.6
1102) 190.6
1105) 180.5
1106) 10.0
1107) 912.7
1109) 812.4
1112) 20.1
1114) 1123.3
1115) 30.1
1116) 220.6
1119) 331.0
1120) 531.5
1123) 20.1
1126) 672.0
1127) 371.1
1129) 140.4
1202) 10.0
1203) 100.3
1204) 300.9
1212) 170.5
1214) 40.1
1220) 40.1
1221) 120.4
1227) 10.0
1228) 140.4
3006) 10.0
Missing12 
TOTAL3426100.0
73) 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 less40312.1
2) 2-3 years50715.2
3) 4-5 years38211.4
4) 6-10 years57417.2
5) 11-15 years33310.0
6) 16-25 years50815.2
7) 26 or more years63719.0
Missing94 
TOTAL3344100.0
74) How far do you live from this congregation? (CONGLIVE)
TOTAL%
1) 1 mile or less127738.4
2) 2-3 miles79623.9
3) 4-5 miles44113.3
4) 6-10 miles47514.3
5) 11-15 miles1424.3
6) 16-25 miles1153.5
7) 26 or more miles792.4
Missing113 
TOTAL3325100.0
75) ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS: How often do you attend your congregation's Sunday worship services? (MATTEND)
TOTAL%
1) Never130.7
2) Less than once a year60.3
3) About once or twice a year261.5
4) Several times a year724.1
5) About once a month533.0
6) Two-three times a month20211.4
7) Nearly every week86148.5
8) Every week54430.6
Missing1661 
TOTAL1777100.0
76) 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 time42924.1
2) A fair amount of time77843.8
3) A little time40122.6
4) Really no time at all1699.5
Missing1661 
TOTAL1777100.0
77) ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS: What is the approximate number of members in this congregation? (CONGMBR)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL33091494.052925
78) 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%
2) Elder (currently serving on session)83448.3
3) Deacon (currently serving on board of deacons)734.2
4) Trustee (currently serving on board of trustees)130.8
5) Officer of men's, women's, or youth group824.7
6) Teacher925.3
7) Organist or choir director60.3
8) Chairperson of congregational committee or task force191.1
9) Member of congregational committee or task force814.7
10) Member of presbytery, synod, or General Assembly committee or task force110.6
11) None of the above40323.3
12) Other1136.5
13) More than four listed10.1
Missing1710 
TOTAL1728100.0
79) 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%
3) Deacon (currently serving on board of deacons)40.5
4) Trustee (currently serving on board of trustees)698.1
5) Officer of men's, women's, or youth group9511.2
6) Teacher15718.5
7) Organist or choir director182.1
8) Chairperson of congregational committee or task force18521.8
9) Member of congregational committee or task force15918.8
10) Member of presbytery, synod, or General Assembly committee or task force263.1
11) None of the above10.1
12) Other13215.6
13) More than four listed10.1
Missing2591 
TOTAL847100.0
80) 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%
5) Officer of men's, women's, or youth group133.3
6) Teacher4511.3
7) Organist or choir director92.3
8) Chairperson of congregational committee or task force8621.5
9) Member of congregational committee or task force12230.5
10) Member of presbytery, synod, or General Assembly committee or task force4110.3
11) None of the above10.3
12) Other8320.8
Missing3038 
TOTAL400100.0
81) 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) Teacher10.7
7) Organist or choir director10.7
8) Chairperson of congregational committee or task force149.6
9) Member of congregational committee or task force3725.3
10) Member of presbytery, synod, or General Assembly committee or task force2617.8
12) Other4228.8
13) More than four listed2517.1
Missing3292 
TOTAL146100.0
82) ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS: Have you been baptized? (MBAPTIZD)
TOTAL%
1) No90.5
2) Yes177099.5
Missing1659 
TOTAL1779100.0
83) ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS: Were you baptized in a Presbyterian church? (MPRESBPT)
TOTAL%
1) No92652.6
2) Yes83347.4
Missing1679 
TOTAL1759100.0
84) ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS: How old were you when you were baptized? (MBAPTAGE)
TOTAL%
1) One year or younger74643.8
2) Two to three years613.6
3) Four to five years261.5
4) Six to ten years1388.1
5) Eleven to fifteen years33019.4
6) Sixteen to twenty-five years1126.6
7) Twenty-six years or older29217.1
Missing1733 
TOTAL1705100.0
85) ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS: Have you been confirmed? (MCONFIRM)
TOTAL%
1) No36721.6
2) Yes133278.4
Missing1739 
TOTAL1699100.0
86) ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS: Were you confirmed in a Presbyterian church? (MCONFBPT)
TOTAL%
1) No50537.0
2) Yes85963.0
Missing2074 
TOTAL1364100.0
87) ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS: Were you raised in the congregation you currently belong to? (MRSDCURR)
TOTAL%
1) No148883.6
2) Yes29216.4
Missing1658 
TOTAL1780100.0
88) 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) Yes36033.8
2) No70566.2
Missing2373 
TOTAL1065100.0
89) 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) Yes76964.0
2) No43236.0
Missing2237 
TOTAL1201100.0
90) 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) Yes21220.2
2) No83579.8
Missing2391 
TOTAL1047100.0
91) 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) Yes44940.6
2) No65759.4
Missing2332 
TOTAL1106100.0
92) 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) Yes464.6
2) No95095.4
Missing2442 
TOTAL996100.0
93) 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) Yes44742.9
2) No59657.1
Missing2395 
TOTAL1043100.0
94) 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) Yes26625.6
2) No77574.4
Missing2397 
TOTAL1041100.0
95) 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.13310.1
2) I was looking for a Presbyterian church.44033.5
3) I was introduced by a relative who is/was a member of the congregation.15511.8
4) I was introduced by a friend/neighbor/acquaintance who is/was a member of the congregation.25719.5
5) I was one of the charter members.292.2
6) I heard of read about the church and decided to try it.14210.8
7) The pastor visited or called me.1178.9
8) More than one above100.8
9) None of the above312.4
10) Other10.1
Missing2123 
TOTAL1315100.0
96) 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) Yes59751.8
2) No55648.2
Missing2285 
TOTAL1153100.0
97) 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) Yes47041.7
2) No65658.3
Missing2312 
TOTAL1126100.0
98) 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) Yes55345.9
2) No65154.1
Missing2234 
TOTAL1204100.0
99) 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) Yes15414.0
2) No94886.0
Missing2336 
TOTAL1102100.0
100) 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) Yes41936.9
2) No71763.1
Missing2302 
TOTAL1136100.0
101) 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) Yes111387.7
2) No15612.3
Missing2169 
TOTAL1269100.0
102) 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) Yes97578.8
2) No26221.2
Missing2201 
TOTAL1237100.0
103) 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) Yes97679.7
2) No24820.3
Missing2214 
TOTAL1224100.0
104) 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) Yes16014.4
2) No95285.6
Missing2326 
TOTAL1112100.0
105) 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) Yes23321.2
2) No86878.8
Missing2337 
TOTAL1101100.0
106) 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) Yes85371.0
2) No34829.0
Missing2237 
TOTAL1201100.0
107) 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.805.8
2) My children enjoyed the activities of this congregation.392.8
3) It was the closest Presbyterian church.18213.1
4) It was the closest church.191.4
5) Friends invited me to join.493.5
6) I found the members very friendly.27219.6
7) I found the pastor's sermons to be very meaningful.18113.0
8) I was impressed by the pastor.19614.1
9) I married a member of the congregation.1319.4
10) I was impressed by how active the church was in social justice issues.171.2
11) The congregation seemed spiritually alive.14910.7
12) More than one listed493.5
13) None of the above listed251.8
Missing2049 
TOTAL1389100.0
108) During your life, have you ever belonged to a congregation that was affiliated with a denomination other than Presbyterian? (NOPRESBY)
TOTAL%
1) No173250.7
2) Yes168549.3
Missing21 
TOTAL3417100.0
109) How many years have you been a Presbyterian? (PRESBYRS)
TOTAL%
1) 1 year or less281.7
2) 2-3 years513.1
3) 4-5 years744.4
4) 6-10 years19911.9
5) 11-15 years19211.5
6) 16-25 years36121.7
7) 26-49 years66439.9
8) 50 or more years975.8
Missing1772 
TOTAL1666100.0
110) 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) Baptist35421.2
2) Methodist50630.3
3) Lutheran1398.3
4) Episcopal985.9
5) United Church of Christ1448.6
6) Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)653.9
7) Roman Catholic835.0
8) Reformed churches472.8
9) Other Presbyterian50.3
11) Other18210.9
12) More than one of these452.7
13) None of these30.2
Missing1767 
TOTAL1671100.0
111) Please indicate the other denomination(s) to which you have belonged. Second mention (DENOMA2)
TOTAL%
1) Baptist60.5
2) Methodist726.3
3) Lutheran70.6
4) Episcopal80.7
5) United Church of Christ484.2
6) Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)30.3
7) Roman Catholic171.5
8) Reformed churches100.9
9) Other Presbyterian40.4
11) Other938.2
13) None of these86676.4
Missing2304 
TOTAL1134100.0
112) 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) Baptist1955.8
2) Methodist114133.9
3) Lutheran2517.5
4) Episcopal3008.9
5) United Church of Christ80423.9
6) Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)1293.8
7) Roman Catholic250.7
8) Reformed churches662.0
9) Other Presbyterian30.1
10) Presbyterian (U.S.A.)331.0
11) Other2557.6
12) More than one of these351.0
13) None of these682.0
14) Undecided601.8
Missing73 
TOTAL3365100.0
113) 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.732.1
2) I sometimes base such decisions on my religious faith but definitely do not most of the time.1695.0
3) I feel that most of my important decisions are based on my religious faith, but usually in a general, unconscious way.121535.7
4) I feel that most of my important decisions are based on my religious faith, and I usually consciously attempt to make them so.193757.0
5) Circled 1 and 210.0
10) Circled 3 and 440.1
14) Not applicable10.0
Missing38 
TOTAL3400100.0
114) Have you ever tried to encourage someone to believe in Jesus Christ or to accept Him as a personal saviour? (EVANGOTH)
TOTAL%
1) No67819.9
2) Yes272280.1
Missing38 
TOTAL3400100.0
115) 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) No145042.7
2) Yes189655.9
3) Miscellaneous50.1
4) Not sure10.0
5) Multiple experiences401.2
Missing46 
TOTAL3392100.0
116) 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) Yes180954.0
2) No109632.7
3) Don't know44813.4
Missing85 
TOTAL3353100.0
117) 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) Yes170250.8
2) No112833.6
3) Don't know52315.6
Missing85 
TOTAL3353100.0
118) 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) Yes184854.8
2) No113933.8
3) Don't know38411.4
Missing67 
TOTAL3371100.0
119) 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) Agree280982.4
2) Disagree58517.2
3) Don't know130.4
Missing31 
TOTAL3407100.0
120) 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) Agree164748.5
2) Disagree169149.8
3) Don't know561.6
Missing44 
TOTAL3394100.0
121) 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) Agree197358.0
2) Disagree124636.7
3) Don't know1805.3
Missing39 
TOTAL3399100.0
122) 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) Agree150744.4
2) Disagree129338.1
3) Don't know59617.6
Missing42 
TOTAL3396100.0
123) 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.3329.8
2) The Bible is the inspired word of God but not everything in it should be taken literally, word for word.293586.3
3) The Bible is an ancient book of fables, legends, history, and moral precepts recorded by men and women.1073.1
4) Circled 1 and 220.1
6) Circled 2 and 3140.4
7) Circled 1, 2, and 310.0
8) None of the above70.2
9) Not sure10.0
Missing39 
TOTAL3399100.0
124) How important is the following to you personally? - Knowing there is a God (BELIEV1)
TOTAL%
1) One of the most important285583.8
2) Important50514.8
3) Not very important351.0
4) Not important at all120.4
Missing31 
TOTAL3407100.0
125) How important is the following to you personally? - Knowing that God loves me (BELIEV2)
TOTAL%
1) One of the most important285083.7
2) Important49314.5
3) Not very important521.5
4) Not important at all100.3
Missing33 
TOTAL3405100.0
126) How important is the following to you personally? - Trying to lead a good Christian life (BELIEV3)
TOTAL%
1) One of the most important193156.8
2) Important142341.9
3) Not very important411.2
4) Not important at all30.1
Missing40 
TOTAL3398100.0
127) How important is the following to you personally? - Helping others who are in need (BELIEV4)
TOTAL%
1) One of the most important164448.5
2) Important169350.0
3) Not very important501.5
Missing51 
TOTAL3387100.0
128) How important is the following to you personally? - Accepting Jesus Christ as my personal saviour (BELIEV5)
TOTAL%
1) One of the most important230168.0
2) Important83724.7
3) Not very important2015.9
4) Not important at all471.4
Missing52 
TOTAL3386100.0
129) How important is the following to you personally? - Knowing the distinctive doctrines of the Presbyterian Church (BELIEV6)
TOTAL%
1) One of the most important2336.9
2) Important211962.3
3) Not very important96628.4
4) Not important at all822.4
Missing38 
TOTAL3400100.0
130) How important is the following to you personally? - Attending worship services (BELIEV7)
TOTAL%
1) One of the most important144742.7
2) Important179052.8
3) Not very important1424.2
4) Not important at all130.4
Missing46 
TOTAL3392100.0
131) How important is the following to you personally? - Working to bring about social justice (BELIEV8)
TOTAL%
1) One of the most important82724.6
2) Important201559.8
3) Not very important47914.2
4) Not important at all471.4
Missing70 
TOTAL3368100.0
132) How important is the following to you personally? - Telling others about Jesus (BELIEV9)
TOTAL%
1) One of the most important100629.9
2) Important178353.0
3) Not very important50915.1
4) Not important at all692.0
Missing71 
TOTAL3367100.0
133) How important is the following to you personally? - Belonging to this particular denomination (BELIEV10)
TOTAL%
1) One of the most important3099.1
2) Important204160.3
3) Not very important89326.4
4) Not important at all1444.3
Missing51 
TOTAL3387100.0
134) How important is the following to you personally? - Church membership, in general (BELIEV11)
TOTAL%
1) One of the most important113633.6
2) Important199759.0
3) Not very important2336.9
4) Not important at all190.6
Missing53 
TOTAL3385100.0
135) How important is the following to you personally? - Religion in my life (BELIEV12)
TOTAL%
1) One of the most important202159.7
2) Important125837.1
3) Not very important872.6
4) Not important at all220.6
Missing50 
TOTAL3388100.0
136) How important is the following to you personally? - Socializing with persons with similar values (BELIEV13)
TOTAL%
1) One of the most important50214.7
2) Important209961.5
3) Not very important71521.0
4) Not important at all952.8
Missing27 
TOTAL3411100.0
137) Indicate where you would place your image of God between the two contrasting images: Mother - Father. (GODIMAG1)
TOTAL%
1) Mother80.2
2) 210.6
3) 571.7
4) 94728.4
5) 45613.7
6) 40412.1
7) Father144643.3
Missing99 
TOTAL3339100.0
138) Indicate where you would place your image of God between the two contrasting images: Master - Spouse. (GODIMAG2)
TOTAL%
1) Master147545.9
2) 55817.3
3) 40212.5
4) 47614.8
5) 1304.0
6) 973.0
7) Spouse792.5
Missing221 
TOTAL3217100.0
139) Indicate where you would place your image of God between the two contrasting images: Judge - Lover. (GODIMAG3)
TOTAL%
1) Judge78924.5
2) 2407.4
3) 2878.9
4) 104032.3
5) 35511.0
6) 32410.1
7) Lover1885.8
Missing215 
TOTAL3223100.0
140) Indicate where you would place your image of God between the two contrasting images: Friend - King. (GODIMAG4)
TOTAL%
1) Friend75523.3
2) 35611.0
3) 3109.6
4) 106833.0
5) 2698.3
6) 1524.7
7) King32410.0
Missing204 
TOTAL3234100.0
141) 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 agree1283.8
2) Agree2647.8
3) Neither agree or disagree61318.2
4) Disagree119035.3
5) Strongly disagree117834.9
Missing65 
TOTAL3373100.0
142) 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 agree107632.0
2) Agree167549.8
3) Neither agree or disagree33710.0
4) Disagree2005.9
5) Strongly disagree782.3
Missing72 
TOTAL3366100.0
143) 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 agree391.2
2) Agree782.3
3) Neither agree or disagree3309.8
4) Disagree162248.2
5) Strongly disagree129638.5
Missing73 
TOTAL3365100.0
144) 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 agree1935.8
2) Agree69320.7
3) Neither agree or disagree83324.9
4) Disagree113433.9
5) Strongly disagree49414.8
Missing91 
TOTAL3347100.0
145) 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 agree69620.5
2) Agree111432.9
3) Neither agree or disagree45913.5
4) Disagree76122.4
5) Strongly disagree36110.6
Missing47 
TOTAL3391100.0
146) 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 agree51415.2
2) Agree151144.7
3) Neither agree or disagree83824.8
4) Disagree44313.1
5) Strongly disagree732.2
Missing59 
TOTAL3379100.0
147) 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 agree130238.4
2) Agree105431.1
3) Neither agree or disagree50314.8
4) Disagree44213.0
5) Strongly disagree932.7
Missing44 
TOTAL3394100.0
148) 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 agree57817.1
2) Agree101229.9
3) Neither agree or disagree64619.1
4) Disagree77923.0
5) Strongly disagree36510.8
Missing58 
TOTAL3380100.0
149) 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 agree45213.4
2) Agree66119.6
3) Neither agree or disagree62718.6
4) Disagree114434.0
5) Strongly disagree48314.3
Missing71 
TOTAL3367100.0
150) 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 agree59817.7
2) Agree121636.0
3) Neither agree or disagree58217.2
4) Disagree79723.6
5) Strongly disagree1815.4
Missing64 
TOTAL3374100.0
151) 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 agree55816.5
2) Agree167749.6
3) Neither agree or disagree40011.8
4) Disagree61518.2
5) Strongly disagree1293.8
Missing59 
TOTAL3379100.0
152) 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 agree40011.8
2) Agree104530.9
3) Neither agree or disagree68620.3
4) Disagree93227.6
5) Strongly disagree3189.4
Missing57 
TOTAL3381100.0
153) 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 agree1634.8
2) Agree106631.6
3) Neither agree or disagree76922.8
4) Disagree137940.8
Missing61 
TOTAL3377100.0
154) 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 agree3209.4
2) Agree120535.6
3) Neither agree or disagree45713.5
4) Disagree140541.5
Missing51 
TOTAL3387100.0
155) 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 agree41012.1
2) Agree126037.2
3) Neither agree or disagree42712.6
4) Disagree128838.1
Missing53 
TOTAL3385100.0
156) 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 agree451.3
2) Agree73621.8
3) Neither agree or disagree110332.6
4) Disagree128338.0
5) Strongly disagree2126.3
Missing59 
TOTAL3379100.0
157) 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 agree521.5
2) Agree59817.7
3) Neither agree or disagree101730.1
4) Disagree140641.6
5) Strongly disagree3039.0
Missing62 
TOTAL3376100.0
158) What is your sex? (SEX)
TOTAL%
1) Female121035.4
2) Male220964.6
Missing19 
TOTAL3419100.0
159) What is your present age? (AGE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL341752.33713
160) 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 farm3399.9
2) On a farm1123.3
3) In a small city or town (under 50,000 population)114833.6
4) In a medium-size city (50,000-250,000 population)50814.9
5) In a suburb near a medium-size city2788.1
6) In a large city (over 250,000 population)39111.4
7) In a suburb near a large city63918.7
Missing23 
TOTAL3415100.0
161) What is your present marital status? (MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Married294185.9
2) Not married48314.1
Missing14 
TOTAL3424100.0
162) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE MARRIED: Have you had a previous marriage? (PREVMARR)
TOTAL%
1) No248385.3
2) Yes, I was widowed742.5
3) Yes, I was divorced35212.1
4) Yes, I was both widowed and divorced20.1
Missing527 
TOTAL2911100.0
163) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE CURRENTLY NOT MARRIED: Have you ever been married? (EVERMARR)
TOTAL%
1) No17336.2
2) Yes, I was widowed15432.2
3) Yes, I was divorced14931.2
4) Yes, I was both widowed and divorced20.4
Missing2960 
TOTAL478100.0
164) 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) Baptist34211.8
2) Methodist43715.1
3) Lutheran1605.5
4) Episcopal923.2
5) United Church of Christ1194.1
6) Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)521.8
7) Roman Catholic2057.1
8) Reformed churches481.7
9) Other Presbyterian70.2
10) Presbyterian (U.S.A.)118240.9
11) Other1705.9
12) More than one of these30.1
13) None of these682.4
14) Don't know50.2
Missing548 
TOTAL2890100.0
165) 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) Baptist20.3
2) Methodist71.0
3) Lutheran20.3
4) Episcopal10.1
5) United Church of Christ50.7
6) Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)10.1
7) Roman Catholic40.5
9) Other Presbyterian10.1
10) Presbyterian (U.S.A.)324.3
11) Other67792.0
12) More than one of these20.3
13) None of these20.3
Missing2702 
TOTAL736100.0
166) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE CURRENTLY MARRIED OR THOSE WHO WERE PREVIOUSLY MARRIED: Current church affiliation of spouse (SPCURAFF)
TOTAL%
1) Baptist130.9
2) Methodist181.3
3) Lutheran70.5
4) Episcopal40.3
5) United Church of Christ20.1
7) Romans Catholic362.6
9) Other Presbyterian10.1
10) Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)123287.6
11) Other171.2
13) None745.3
14) Don't know30.2
Missing2031 
TOTAL1407100.0
167) ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS: Are you employed... (MEMPLOYD)
TOTAL%
1) Part time24313.8
2) Full time73541.9
3) Unemployed181.0
4) Retired53630.5
5) Full time homemaker18610.6
6) Self-employed40.2
7) Student160.9
8) Other181.0
Missing1682 
TOTAL1756100.0
168) ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS: What is your usual occupation? (See summary documentation.) (MOCCUP)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL1608191.853175
169) What is the highest level of education you have attained? (EDUCHI)
TOTAL%
1) Less than 8 years of formal education30.1
2) Completed eighth grade140.4
3) Some high school260.8
4) Completed high school2808.2
5) Some college41212.1
6) Graduated from college155945.8
7) Some graduate work41812.3
8) A graduate degree69520.4
Missing31 
TOTAL3407100.0
170) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE MEMBERS WHO GRADUATED FROM COLLEGE OR DID SOME GRADUATE WORK: Specify your major. (EDMAJORM)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL104055.56326
171) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE MARRIED: Is your husband or wife employed... (SPEMPLOY)
TOTAL%
1) Part time97633.5
2) Full time82528.3
3) Unemployed672.3
4) Retired47116.2
5) Full time homemaker49216.9
6) Self employed190.7
7) Student461.6
8) Other200.7
Missing522 
TOTAL2916100.0
172) 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
TOTAL1292209.886206
173) 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 education80.3
2) Completed eighth grade140.5
3) Some high school421.4
4) Completed high school33411.5
5) Some college57019.7
6) College graduate78527.1
7) Some graduate work2859.8
8) A graduate work85929.7
Missing541 
TOTAL2897100.0
174) 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
TOTAL75656.8227
175) 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) None55516.3
1) 138711.4
2) 2115233.8
3) 379123.2
4) 436510.7
5) 51073.1
6) 6 or more501.5
Missing31 
TOTAL3407100.0
176) Do you have any legally adopted children? (KIDADP)
TOTAL%
1) No309891.0
2) Yes3079.0
Missing33 
TOTAL3405100.0
177) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE ANY LEGALLY ADOPTED CHILDREN: How many adopted children do you have? (KIDADNBR)
TOTAL%
0) 010.3
1) 116353.1
2) 210534.2
3) 3237.5
4) 4134.2
5) 510.3
6) 6 or more10.3
Missing3131 
TOTAL307100.0
178) Do you have any stepchildren (that is, did your spouse have children at the time of your marriage)? (KIDSTP)
TOTAL%
1) No304690.2
2) Yes3309.8
Missing62 
TOTAL3376100.0
179) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE STEPCHILDREN: How many stepchildren do you have? (KIDSTNBR)
TOTAL%
1) 18927.1
2) 212538.1
3) 37121.6
4) 4319.5
5) 5103.0
6) 6 or more20.6
Missing3110 
TOTAL328100.0
180) 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 less2097.0
2) 6-17 years61220.5
3) 18-24 years45915.3
4) 25 years or older167456.0
5) Child deceased371.2
Missing447 
TOTAL2991100.0
181) 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 less2168.2
2) 6-17 years59122.3
3) 18-24 years39214.8
4) 25 years or older141353.4
5) Child deceased341.3
Missing792 
TOTAL2646100.0
182) 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 years986.6
2) 6-17 years26117.5
3) 18-24 years24516.5
4) 25 years or older83956.4
5) Child deceased453.0
Missing1950 
TOTAL1488100.0
183) 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 less324.8
2) 6-17 years9814.7
3) 18-24 years13820.7
4) 25 years or older37656.5
5) Child deceased223.3
Missing2772 
TOTAL666100.0
184) 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 less72.7
2) 6-17 years2610.2
3) 18-24 years7529.3
4) 25 years or older14054.7
5) Child deceased83.1
Missing3182 
TOTAL256100.0
185) 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 less10.9
2) 6-17 years1311.9
3) 18-24 years2724.8
4) 25 years or older6357.8
5) Child deceased54.6
Missing3329 
TOTAL109100.0
186) 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 less12.4
2) 6-17 years49.5
3) 18-24 years1126.2
4) 25 years or older2252.4
5) Child deceased49.5
Missing3396 
TOTAL42100.0
187) Generally speaking, do you think of yourself as a Republican, Democrat, Independent, or other? (POLPARTY)
TOTAL%
1) Democrat130738.4
2) Independent66419.5
3) Republican138340.6
4) Other250.7
5) Non-voting citizen20.1
9) Not applicable220.6
Missing35 
TOTAL3403100.0
188) Which of these best describes your usual stand on political issues? (POLSTAND)
TOTAL%
1) Very liberal1544.5
2) Liberal74021.8
3) Moderate154545.5
4) Conservative89226.3
5) Very conservative601.8
9) Response not applicable60.2
Missing41 
TOTAL3397100.0
189) 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.)34510.1
2) 2157946.3
3) 360517.7
4) 460417.7
5) 51915.6
6) 6672.0
7) 7 or more100.3
8) Not applicable (I live in a dormitory, nursing home, or other institutional housing.)100.3
Missing27 
TOTAL3411100.0
190) 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) None51014.9
1) Spouse292285.1
Missing6 
TOTAL3432100.0
191) 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) None250973.1
1) 69120.1
2) 1995.8
3) 320.9
4) 10.0
Missing6 
TOTAL3432100.0
192) 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) None248072.3
1) 67019.5
2) 2376.9
3) 421.2
4) 30.1
Missing6 
TOTAL3432100.0
193) 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) None337098.2
1) 411.2
2) 160.5
3) 50.1
Missing6 
TOTAL3432100.0
194) 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) None340099.1
1) 220.6
2) 40.1
3) 60.2
Missing6 
TOTAL3432100.0
195) 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) None333697.2
1) 80.2
2) 331.0
3) 70.2
4) 220.6
5) 240.7
6) 20.1
Missing6 
TOTAL3432100.0
196) 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) None341699.5
1) 100.3
2) 40.1
4) 10.0
5) 10.0
Missing6 
TOTAL3432100.0
197) 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) None340799.3
1) 240.7
3) 10.0
Missing6 
TOTAL3432100.0
198) 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) None343099.9
2) 10.0
3) 10.0
Missing6 
TOTAL3432100.0
199) 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) None336298.0
1) Friend or roommate240.7
2) More than one friend or roommate60.2
10) Cohabitant90.3
20) Foster child40.1
21) Two foster children60.2
30) Boarder or roomers40.1
31) Two boarders20.1
40) Foreign student50.1
50) Landlord40.1
63) Refugee family10.0
70) Household staff30.1
93) Two students, Japanese student, friend10.0
96) Two disabled adults10.0
Missing6 
TOTAL3432100.0
200) Is the home in which you currently live... (HOME)
TOTAL%
1) Rented by you3159.3
2) Owned by you free and clear of mortgage80623.9
3) Owned by you with a mortgage172751.1
4) Owned by congregation47314.0
5) Other120.4
6) Shared by you and the church30.1
7) Owned by relatives/parents270.8
8) Owned by employer160.5
Missing59 
TOTAL3379100.0
201) Which of the following best describes your current residence? (RESIDENC)
TOTAL%
1) Building of duplexes, triplexes or quadriplexes792.3
2) Building of apartments1484.4
3) Building of townhomes1364.0
4) Mobile home, on a lot you own110.3
5) Mobile home, on a lot you rent250.7
6) Single family house, detached from other houses296688.1
7) Dormitory, barracks, or other institutional housing10.0
Missing72 
TOTAL3366100.0
202) 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-$24,99953616.1
2) $25,000-$49,999150245.2
3) $50,000-$99,999108332.6
4) $100,000 or more2016.1
Missing116 
TOTAL3322100.0
203) 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 less58818.6
2) 3%-6%118037.3
3) 7%-9%53316.8
4) 10% or more86327.3
5) Unspecified10.0
Missing273 
TOTAL3165100.0
204) What is your race/ethnicity? (RACE)
TOTAL%
1) American Indian, Native American310.9
2) Asian American, Pacific Islander341.0
3) African American, Black541.6
4) Hispanic, Spanish American220.6
5) White, Caucasian325395.5
6) Other (specify)60.2
9) Response not applicable50.1
Missing33 
TOTAL3405100.0
205) SIZEM (SIZEM)
TOTAL%
1) 0-991439.9
2) 100-19922815.7
3) 200-29924416.8
4) 300-49927919.3
5) 500-99929920.6
6) 1000-more25617.7
Missing1989 
TOTAL1449100.0
206) Age group 1 (AGEGRP1)
TOTAL%
1) 19 and younger100.3
2) 20-24120.4
3) 25-29651.9
4) 30-342236.5
5) 35-3937911.1
6) 40-4441012.0
7) 45-4934910.2
8) 50-5437711.0
9) 55-5946913.7
10) 60-6448614.2
11) 65-693099.0
12) 70-741694.9
13) 75-791073.1
14) 80-84431.3
15) 85 and older100.3
Missing20 
TOTAL3418100.0
207) Age group 2 (AGEGRP2)
TOTAL%
1) Under 4068920.2
2) 40-4991726.8
3) 50-59118034.5
4) 60 and older63218.5
Missing20 
TOTAL3418100.0
208) Index on relativism (see summary documentation for index construction) (RELATVSM)
TOTAL%
1) Low180254.7
2) Medium122537.2
3) High2708.2
Missing141 
TOTAL3297100.0
209) Index on (CHRISTON)
TOTAL%
1) Low125437.5
2) Medium115234.4
3) High93928.1
Missing93 
TOTAL3345100.0
210) Index on universalism (see summary documentation for index construction) (UNIVERSL)
TOTAL%
1) Low214963.8
2) Medium73421.8
3) High48514.4
Missing70 
TOTAL3368100.0
211) Index on otherworldliness (see summary documentation for index construction) (OTHERWD1)
TOTAL%
1) Low117635.3
2) Medium149244.8
3) High66219.9
Missing108 
TOTAL3330100.0
212) Index on otherworldliness (see summary documentation for index construction) (OTHERWD2)
TOTAL%
1) Low166149.6
2) Medium106431.8
3) High62518.7
Missing88 
TOTAL3350100.0
213) Index on individualism (see summary documentation for index construction) (INDIVDSM)
TOTAL%
1) Low93528.2
2) Medium199260.0
3) High39411.9
Missing117 
TOTAL3321100.0
214) Has respondent ever been married or never been married? (EVERMAR)
TOTAL%
1) Has been married324697.1
2) Has never been married982.9
Missing94 
TOTAL3344100.0
215) ASKED ONLY OF CLERGY AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY: How many congregations do you regularly serve or attend? (CSERVE)
TOTAL%
1) One136284.6
2) Two or more17110.6
3) Retired362.2
4) Other response402.5
Missing1829 
TOTAL1609100.0
216) 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 1950372.3
2) 1950-195934821.2
3) 1960-196937923.1
4) 1970-197936422.2
5) 1980-199051331.3
Missing1797 
TOTAL1641100.0
217) 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) Baptist3326.8
2) Methodist129.8
3) Lutheran21.6
4) Episcopal43.3
5) United Church of Christ1310.6
6) Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)43.3
8) Reformed churches129.8
9) Other Presbyterian2419.5
11) Other1915.4
Missing3315 
TOTAL123100.0
218) ASKED ONLY OF CLERGY AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY: Are you presently enrolled in a graduate school, seminary, or theological school? (CSCHOOL)
TOTAL%
1) No147990.8
2) Yes1499.2
Missing1810 
TOTAL1628100.0
219) ASKED ONLY OF CLERGY AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY: Please indicate the theological degrees you have received. First mention (CTHDEGR1)
TOTAL%
1) Bible college372.3
2) Bachelor of Divinity, Master of Divinity150592.0
3) Master's degree, Master of Religious Education, Master of Christian Education191.2
4) Master's in Theology, Master of Systematic Theology80.5
5) Doctor of Ministry593.6
6) Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Theology, Doctor of Systematic Theology30.2
7) Other50.3
Missing1802 
TOTAL1636100.0
220) 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 1950372.3
2) 1950-195934521.5
3) 1960-196938624.0
4) 1970-197937123.1
5) 1980-199046629.0
Missing1833 
TOTAL1605100.0
221) 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
TOTAL163676.80277
222) ASKED ONLY OF CLERGY AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY: Please indicate which theological degrees you have received. Second mention (CTHDEGR2)
TOTAL%
2) Bachelor of Divinity, Master of Divinity366.7
3) Master's degree, Master of Religious Education, Master of Christian Education6812.6
4) Master's in Theology, Master of Systematic Theology17432.2
5) Doctor of Ministry19936.9
6) Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Theology, Doctor of Systematic Theology458.3
7) Other183.3
Missing2898 
TOTAL540100.0
223) 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 195081.5
2) 1950-1959529.8
3) 1960-196911722.0
4) 1970-197915228.6
5) 1980-199020238.0
Missing2907 
TOTAL531100.0
224) 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
TOTAL53693.16686
225) ASKED ONLY OF CLERGY AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY: Please indicate which theological degrees you have received. Third mention (CTHDEGR3)
TOTAL%
1) Bible college21.7
2) Bachelor of Divinity, Master of Divinity10.9
3) Master's degree, Master of Religious Education, Master of Christian Education10.9
4) Master's in Theology, Master of Systematic Theology97.7
5) Doctor of Ministry6051.3
6) Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Theology, Doctor of Systematic Theology3429.1
7) Other108.5
Missing3321 
TOTAL117100.0
226) 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 195010.9
2) 1950-195965.3
3) 1960-196987.0
4) 1970-19795649.1
5) 1980-19904337.7
Missing3324 
TOTAL114100.0
227) 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)
TOTAL%
0) 21.7
6) 10.9
8) 10.9
11) 43.4
12) 1412.1
15) 10.9
19) 10.9
31) 10.9
35) 32.6
44) 21.7
47) 10.9
54) 97.8
57) 21.7
60) 32.6
61) 32.6
62) 10.9
64) 10.9
66) 10.9
83) 10.9
102) 10.9
105) 10.9
119) 10.9
120) 10.9
125) 1412.1
132) 21.7
134) 10.9
138) 10.9
139) 10.9
146) 32.6
148) 21.7
154) 10.9
171) 119.5
207) 21.7
299) 54.3
301) 10.9
304) 10.9
307) 21.7
309) 21.7
318) 10.9
321) 10.9
325) 10.9
334) 10.9
355) 21.7
363) 10.9
367) 10.9
374) 10.9
385) 10.9
389) 10.9
Missing3322 
TOTAL116100.0
228) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE CLERGY AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY WHO GRADUATED FROM COLLEGE OR DID SOME GRADUATE WORK: Specify your major. (EDMAJORC)
TOTAL%
1) Accounting221.4
2) Agriculture40.3
3) Anthropology120.8
4) Art, Architecture291.9
5) Biology181.2
6) Chemistry40.3
7) Computer Science332.1
8) Economics1006.4
9) Education181.2
10) Engineering1499.6
11) English, Comparative Literature10.1
12) Finance281.8
13) Foreign Language, Area Studies21914.1
14) Geography80.5
15) Geology40.3
16) Health Professions20.1
17) History, Classical Civilization312.0
18) Home Economics, Family Studies583.7
19) Journalism20.1
20) Management211.4
21) Marketing10.1
22) Mathematics251.6
23) Military Science1117.1
24) Music50.3
25) Philosophy503.2
26) Physics181.2
27) Political Science16310.5
28) Pre-Law19912.8
29) Psychology332.1
30) Religion (including pre-ministerial)1207.7
31) Social Work110.7
32) Sociology362.3
33) Theatre130.8
34) Other60.4
Missing1884 
TOTAL1554100.0
229) 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) No113569.4
2) Yes50130.6
Missing1802 
TOTAL1636100.0
230) 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 less295.8
2) 2-3 years12324.7
3) 4-5 years10120.3
4) 6-10 years13226.5
5) 11-15 years6212.4
6) 16-25 years448.8
7) 26 or more years71.4
Missing2940 
TOTAL498100.0
231) 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 occupations7715.5
2) Professional specialty occupations20040.2
3) Technicians and related support occupations193.8
4) Sales occupations5110.3
5) Administrative support occupations, including clerical418.2
7) Protective service occupations20.4
8) Service occupations, except protective and household91.8
9) Farming, forestry, and fishing occupations61.2
10) Precision production, craft, and repair occupations285.6
11) Machine operators, assemblers, and inspectors40.8
12) Transportation and material moving occupations10.2
13) Handlers, equipment cleaners, helpers, and laborers20.4
14) Military5410.9
16) More than one occupation listed30.6
Missing2941 
TOTAL497100.0
232) ASKED ONLY OF CLERGY AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY: At the present time are you serving a congregation in a pastoral position? (CPSTRPOS)
TOTAL%
1) No35321.6
2) Yes128478.4
Missing1801 
TOTAL1637100.0
233) 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 time107082.9
2) Part time22017.1
Missing2148 
TOTAL1290100.0
234) 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 pastor67151.7
2) Senior pastor19615.1
3) Assistant/Associate pastor17413.4
4) Co-pastor493.8
5) Stated or temporary supply655.0
6) Interim pastor786.0
7) Tentmaker272.1
8) Pastor emeritus10.1
9) Parish Associate282.2
10) Other100.8
Missing2139 
TOTAL1299100.0
235) 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 institution10120.0
2) Campus minister193.8
3) Chaplain7615.1
4) Missionary91.8
5) Presbytery staff387.5
6) Synod staff102.0
7) National staff of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)163.2
8) Staff of an ecumenical or non-denominational agency132.6
9) Professional pastoral counselor306.0
10) Other employment in a church-related setting346.7
11) Other employment9619.0
12) Retired509.9
13) Unemployed81.6
14) Student40.8
Missing2934 
TOTAL504100.0
236) 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) Military167.3
2) High School62.8
3) College or University8338.1
4) Seminary or Other Theological School3315.1
5) Hospital or Other Medical Facility4319.7
6) Other3717.0
Missing3220 
TOTAL218100.0
237) 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) No17071.7
2) Yes6728.3
Missing3201 
TOTAL237100.0
238) 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) Accounting40.4
2) Agriculture20.2
3) Anthropology252.2
4) Art, Architecture252.2
5) Biology50.4
6) Chemistry40.4
7) Computer Science40.4
8) Economics32028.0
9) Education70.6
10) Engineering554.8
11) English, Comparative Literature20.2
12) Finance242.1
13) Foreign Language, Area Studies181.6
14) Geography433.8
16) Health Professions10.1
17) History, Classical Civilization292.5
18) Home Economics, Family Studies292.5
19) Journalism10.1
20) Management141.2
22) Mathematics393.4
23) Military Science100.9
24) Music30.3
25) Philosophy30.3
26) Physics131.1
27) Political Science484.2
28) Pre-Law20217.7
29) Psychology292.5
30) Religion (including pre-ministerial)232.0
31) Social Work40.4
32) Sociology211.8
33) Theatre12310.8
34) Other111.0
Missing2297 
TOTAL1141100.0
239) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE CLERGY AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY WHO ARE MARRIED: Is your husband or wife an ordained minister? (CORDSPS)
TOTAL%
1) No131290.7
2) Yes, but not a parish pastor352.4
3) Yes, co-pastor with me443.0
4) Yes, pastor/associate of another Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) congregation433.0
5) Yes, pastor/associate of a congregation affiliated with another denomination130.9
Missing1991 
TOTAL1447100.0
240) 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 occupations1049.9
2) Professional specialty occupations67564.5
3) Technicians and related support occupations232.2
4) Sales occupations403.8
5) Administrative support occupations, including clerical16315.6
7) Protective service occupations40.4
8) Service occupations, except protective and household191.8
9) Farming, forestry, and fishing occupations20.2
10) Precision production, craft, and repair occupations111.1
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
Missing2391 
TOTAL1047100.0
241) CLERGY AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY SAMPLE ONLY: Year ordained (YEARORD)
TOTAL%
1) 1900-1949141.2
2) 1950-195921418.9
3) 1960-196925122.1
4) 1970-197926022.9
5) 1980-199139634.9
Missing2303 
TOTAL1135100.0
242) CLERGY AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY SAMPLE ONLY: Does respondent have a Bachelor's or Master's degree in Divinity? (BDMDIV)
TOTAL%
1) Has degree153493.3
2) Does not have degree1116.7
Missing1793 
TOTAL1645100.0
243) CLERGY AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY SAMPLE ONLY: Does respondent have a Doctor of Ministry degree? (DMIN)
TOTAL%
1) Has degree31819.3
2) Does not have degree132780.7
Missing1793 
TOTAL1645100.0
244) CLERGY AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY SAMPLE ONLY: Does respondent have a Doctor of Philosophy or Theology degree? (PHDTHD)
TOTAL%
1) Has degree825.0
2) Does not have degree156395.0
Missing1793 
TOTAL1645100.0
245) CLERGY AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY SAMPLE ONLY: Does respondent have a any other degrees? (OTHDEGR)
TOTAL%
1) Has degree32819.9
2) Does not have degree131780.1
Missing1793 
TOTAL1645100.0
246) I-SEX: What is your sex? (For use with on-line analysis.) (I-SEX)
TOTAL%
1) Female121035.4
2) Male220964.6
Missing19 
TOTAL3419100.0
247) I-MARITAL: What is your present marital status? (For use with on-line analysis.) (I-MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Married294185.9
2) Not married48314.1
Missing14 
TOTAL3424100.0
248) I-REGION: Region (for use with on-line analysis) (I-REGION)
TOTAL%
1) South123236.0
2) West54215.8
3) Northeast71220.8
4) Midwest93627.4
Missing16 
TOTAL3422100.0
249) 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-$24,99953616.1
2) $25,000-$49,999150245.2
3) $50,000-$99,999108332.6
4) $100,000 or more2016.1
Missing116 
TOTAL3322100.0
250) I-EDUCHI: What is the highest level of education you have attained? (Recoded for use with on-line analysis.) (I-EDUCHI)
TOTAL%
1) Less than high school431.3
2) High school69220.3
3) College197758.0
4) Grad69520.4
Missing31 
TOTAL3407100.0
251) I-AGE: What is your present age? (Recoded for use with on-line analysis.) (I-AGE)
TOTAL%
1) <35 years3099.0
2) 35-44 yrs78923.1
3) 45-54 yrs72621.2
4) 55-64 yrs95527.9
5) 65+ years63818.7
Missing21 
TOTAL3417100.0
252) I-RACE: What is your race/ethnicity? (Recoded for use with on-line analysis.) (I-RACE)
TOTAL%
1) White325395.5
2) Non-white1524.5
Missing33 
TOTAL3405100.0
253) 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) Democrat130738.4
2) Independent66419.5
3) Republican138340.6
4) Other/NA491.4
Missing35 
TOTAL3403100.0
254) I-SAMPLE: Sample of respondents (for use with on-line analysis) (I-SAMPLE)
TOTAL%
1) Members88725.8
2) Elders90026.2
3) Pastors113633.1
4) Spec clerg50914.8
Missing6 
TOTAL3432100.0