Presbyterian Panel Survey, November 1992: Relations with Other Religious Groups

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All frequencies are raw numbers (no weights used).
1) Identification number (IDCODE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL336424623.2210130
2) Some terms used in this questionnaire may have different meanings for different people. To ensure that each of you have the same meanings in mind, for this questionnaire "ecumenical" will be defined as follows, "concerning relations between Christian groups." Is this term defined here the same way you would have defined it prior to receiving this questionnaire? (DEFECUM)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, same278284.8
2) No, different2668.1
3) Not sure1645.0
4) Not familiar with term692.1
Missing83 
TOTAL3281100.0
3) Some terms used in this questionnaire may have different meanings for different people. To ensure that each of you have the same meanings in mind, for this questionnaire "interfaith" will be defined as follows, "concerning relations between Christian and non-Christian groups." Is this term defined here the same way you would have defined it prior to receiving this questionnaire? (DEFINFTH)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, same243674.9
2) No, different46414.3
3) Not sure2638.1
4) Not familiar with term912.8
Missing110 
TOTAL3254100.0
4) Some terms used in this questionnaire may have different meanings for different people. To ensure that each of you have the same meanings in mind, for this questionnaire "ecumenical/interfaith" will be defined as follows, "concerning relations between any and all religious groups, regardless of their faith tradition." Is this term defined here the same way you would have defined it prior to receiving this questionnaire? (DEFECIN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, same214665.8
2) No, different2497.6
3) Not sure44313.6
4) Not familiar with term42313.0
Missing103 
TOTAL3261100.0
5) In your opinion, should the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) be taking part in ecumenical dialogue or promotion of ecumenical relations? -- To affirm that we are all part of the body of Christ (ONEBODY)
TOTAL%
1) Yes3133100.0
Missing231 
TOTAL3133100.0
6) In your opinion, should the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) be taking part in ecumenical dialogue or promotion of ecumenical relations? -- To present a unified front in evangelism (ONEEVANG)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1579100.0
Missing1785 
TOTAL1579100.0
7) In your opinion, should the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) be taking part in ecumenical dialogue or promotion of ecumenical relations? -- To more efficiently respond to human needs (EFICRESP)
TOTAL%
1) Yes2744100.0
Missing620 
TOTAL2744100.0
8) In your opinion, should the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) be taking part in ecumenical dialogue or promotion of ecumenical relations? -- To promote the creation of a single church organization (ONECHRCH)
TOTAL%
1) Yes212100.0
Missing3152 
TOTAL212100.0
9) In your opinion, should the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) be taking part in ecumenical dialogue or promotion of ecumenical relations? -- To affirm the belief that God wills the spiritual unity of the church (ONESPIRT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes2053100.0
Missing1311 
TOTAL2053100.0
10) In your opinion, should the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) be taking part in ecumenical dialogue or promotion of ecumenical relations? -- To save money by cooperating in the production of educational material for the churches (SAVEMONY)
TOTAL%
1) Yes890100.0
Missing2474 
TOTAL890100.0
11) In your opinion, should the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) be taking part in ecumenical dialogue or promotion of ecumenical relations? (NOECUM)
TOTAL%
1) No45100.0
Missing3319 
TOTAL45100.0
12) To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statement? -- Ecumenical cooperation in my community is increasing. (ECUMCOOP)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree3089.2
2) Agree156246.9
3) Neither agree nor disagree73722.1
4) Disagree41912.6
5) Strongly disagree351.1
6) Not sure2708.1
Missing33 
TOTAL3331100.0
13) To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statement? -- I believe bilateral and multilateral dialogues (e.g. COCU and Lutheran Reformed Dialogue) are a waste of time. (TIMEWAST)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree1394.2
2) Agree32810.0
3) Neither agree nor disagree71221.7
4) Disagree95929.2
5) Strongly disagree45914.0
6) Not sure68420.8
Missing83 
TOTAL3281100.0
14) To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statement? -- It is appropriate for the Presbyterian Church (USA) to belong to the World Council of Churches. (WCCAPROP)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree110533.4
2) Agree134940.8
3) Neither agree nor disagree2587.8
4) Disagree2116.4
5) Strongly disagree1634.9
6) Not sure2246.8
Missing54 
TOTAL3310100.0
15) To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statement? -- It is appropriate for the Presbyterian Church (USA) to belong to the National Council of Churches. (NCCAPROP)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree110633.4
2) Agree141342.7
3) Neither agree nor disagree2547.7
4) Disagree1705.1
5) Strongly disagree1434.3
6) Not sure2226.7
Missing56 
TOTAL3308100.0
16) To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statement? -- Ecumenical cooperation is increasing as denominations struggle with financial problems. (PROBUPEC)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree1273.9
2) Agree90827.6
3) Neither agree nor disagree101030.7
4) Disagree39712.1
5) Strongly disagree521.6
6) Not sure80024.3
Missing70 
TOTAL3294100.0
17) Please indicate the types of ecumenical activities in which your congregation has participated at the local level in the past year. -- Joint evangelistic events (JNTEVENT)
TOTAL%
1) Participated879100.0
Missing2485 
TOTAL879100.0
18) Please indicate the types of ecumenical activities in which your congregation has participated at the local level in the past year. -- Joint outreach projects such as soup kitchens, clothes closet, etc. (JNTPRJCT)
TOTAL%
1) Participated2632100.0
Missing732 
TOTAL2632100.0
19) Please indicate the types of ecumenical activities in which your congregation has participated at the local level in the past year. -- Joint worship services (JNTWORSH)
TOTAL%
1) Participated2308100.0
Missing1056 
TOTAL2308100.0
20) Please indicate the types of ecumenical activities in which your congregation has participated at the local level in the past year. -- Worship services in which a pastor of a different denomination was asked to preach (DIFPASTR)
TOTAL%
1) Participated1671100.0
Missing1693 
TOTAL1671100.0
21) Please indicate the types of ecumenical activities in which your congregation has participated at the local level in the past year. -- Ecumenical dialogue (ECUDIALG)
TOTAL%
1) Participated815100.0
Missing2549 
TOTAL815100.0
22) Please indicate the types of ecumenical activities in which your congregation has participated at the local level in the past year. -- Joint educational events such as vacation church school or joint youth programs (JNTEDUC)
TOTAL%
1) Participated1670100.0
Missing1694 
TOTAL1670100.0
23) Have you personally participated in an ecumenical study group? (ECUSTUDY)
TOTAL%
1) Yes137641.1
2) No197458.9
Missing14 
TOTAL3350100.0
24) Within the past year have you been a member of, or otherwise served on, one or more ecumenical organizations? (ECUSERV)
TOTAL%
1) Yes127638.1
2) No207061.9
Missing18 
TOTAL3346100.0
25) Is your congregation yoked with a congregation of another denomination? (YOKECONG)
TOTAL%
1) Yes2126.6
2) No302193.4
Missing131 
TOTAL3233100.0
26) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHOSE CONGREGATION IS YOKED WITH A CONGREGATION OF ANOTHER DENOMINATION: What type of denomination is your congregation yoked with? (YOKDENOM)
TOTAL%
1) Baptist2515.1
2) Methodist3319.9
3) Lutheran127.2
4) Episcopal106.0
5) Disciples of Christ31.8
6) United Church of Christ2615.7
7) Other Presbyterian10.6
8) Reformed21.2
9) Roman Catholic137.8
10) Other1911.4
11) More than one denomination2213.3
Missing3198 
TOTAL166100.0
27) Does your congregation have a pastor who is a member of another denomination? (PASTRMEM)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1273.8
2) No317596.2
Missing62 
TOTAL3302100.0
28) While a member of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), have you attended, in the past three years, a Sunday worship service in another faith tradition? (OTHRSERV)
TOTAL%
1) Yes231769.2
2) No103330.8
Missing14 
TOTAL3350100.0
29) While a member of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), have you taken communion in another Protestant church? (EUCHPROT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes223970.8
2) No92529.2
Missing200 
TOTAL3164100.0
30) While a member of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), have you taken communion in a Roman Catholic church? (EUCHCATH)
TOTAL%
1) Yes73325.4
2) No215374.6
Missing478 
TOTAL2886100.0
31) While a member of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), have you taken communion in an Orthodox church? (EUCHORTH)
TOTAL%
1) Yes883.2
2) No263796.8
Missing639 
TOTAL2725100.0
32) In what ways is your presbytery involved in ecumenical/interfaith activities? -- Participates in regional/state council of churches (PARCOUCL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes165852.5
2) No2006.3
3) Don't know129941.1
Missing207 
TOTAL3157100.0
33) In what ways is your presbytery involved in ecumenical/interfaith activities? -- Participates in ecumenical service organizations (PARECORG)
TOTAL%
1) Yes192261.2
2) No1444.6
3) Don't know107634.2
Missing222 
TOTAL3142100.0
34) In what ways is your presbytery involved in ecumenical/interfaith activities? -- Participates in ecumenical ministries (campus ministries, etc.) (PARECMIN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes199663.4
2) No1886.0
3) Don't know96330.6
Missing217 
TOTAL3147100.0
35) In what ways is your presbytery involved in ecumenical/interfaith activities? -- Invites ecumenical delegates to all presbytery meetings (INVDELGS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes46515.2
2) No67922.3
3) Don't know190762.5
Missing313 
TOTAL3051100.0
36) In what ways is your presbytery involved in ecumenical/interfaith activities? -- Invites ecumenical participation in ordaining and installing commissions (INVCOMMS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes65621.7
2) No63020.8
3) Don't know174257.5
Missing336 
TOTAL3028100.0
37) Is your presbytery involved in other ecumenical/interfaith activities? (OTHRECUS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes656.8
2) No717.4
3) Don't know82685.9
Missing2402 
TOTAL962100.0
38) In what other ways is your presbytery involved in ecumenical/interfaith activities? (HOWINVLV)
TOTAL%
1) Participates in ecumenical/interfaith worship activities1224.5
2) Participates in local ecumenical/interfaith organizations1224.5
3) Participates in ecumenical/interfaith educational resources2551.0
Missing3315 
TOTAL49100.0
39) In general, do you hold a positive or negative opinion of the World Council of Churches? (OPINWCC)
TOTAL%
1) Positive104231.3
2) Somewhat positive76323.0
3) Neither positive nor negative3209.6
4) Somewhat negative39812.0
5) Negative38811.7
6) No opinion842.5
7) Not familiar with the World Council of Churches3299.9
Missing40 
TOTAL3324100.0
40) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE FAMILIAR WITH THE WORLD COUNCIL OF CHURCHES: In what way (if any) has your opinion of the World Council of Churches changed in the past three years? (CHANGWCC)
TOTAL%
1) I have a more positive opinion than I had three years ago.29910.2
2) My opinion has not changed.228577.6
3) I have a more negative opinion than I had three years ago.35912.2
Missing421 
TOTAL2943100.0
41) In general, do you hold a positive or negative opinion of the National Council of Churches? (OPINNCC)
TOTAL%
1) Positive95128.7
2) Somewhat positive76022.9
3) Neither positive nor negative37911.4
4) Somewhat negative37211.2
5) Negative3159.5
6) No opinion1103.3
7) Not familiar with the National Council of Churches42812.9
Missing49 
TOTAL3315100.0
42) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE FAMILIAR WITH THE NATIONAL COUNCIL OF CHURCHES: In what way (if any) has your opinion of the National Council of Churches changed in the past three years? (CHANGNCC)
TOTAL%
1) I have a more positive opinion than I had three years ago.2167.5
2) My opinion has not changed.228779.7
3) I have a more negative opinion than I had three years ago.36812.8
Missing493 
TOTAL2871100.0
43) If it would appear to significantly promote ecumenical relations, would you support a requirement that every Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) executive presbyter be an ordained minister of Word and Sacrament? (REQWAS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes100630.5
2) No127038.5
3) Don't know102231.0
Missing66 
TOTAL3298100.0
44) Do you believe that the following denomination is a legitimate expression of the Christian faith, that is, it bears authentic witness to the essentials of the Gospel? -- United Methodist (UMETH_OK)
TOTAL%
1) Yes320796.9
2) No150.5
3) No opinion531.6
4) Not familiar with denomination331.0
Missing56 
TOTAL3308100.0
45) Do you believe that the following denomination is a legitimate expression of the Christian faith, that is, it bears authentic witness to the essentials of the Gospel? -- Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA_OK)
TOTAL%
1) Yes287187.3
2) No130.4
3) No opinion1494.5
4) Not familiar with denomination2567.8
Missing75 
TOTAL3289100.0
46) Do you believe that the following denomination is a legitimate expression of the Christian faith, that is, it bears authentic witness to the essentials of the Gospel? -- Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) (DOC_OK)
TOTAL%
1) Yes263680.5
2) No351.1
3) No opinion1815.5
4) Not familiar with denomination42412.9
Missing88 
TOTAL3276100.0
47) Do you believe that the following denomination is a legitimate expression of the Christian faith, that is, it bears authentic witness to the essentials of the Gospel? -- Roman Catholic (RC_OK)
TOTAL%
1) Yes277084.9
2) No1915.9
3) No opinion2266.9
4) Not familiar with denomination742.3
Missing103 
TOTAL3261100.0
48) Do you believe that the following denomination is a legitimate expression of the Christian faith, that is, it bears authentic witness to the essentials of the Gospel? -- United Church of Christ (UCC_OK)
TOTAL%
1) Yes267382.1
2) No672.1
3) No opinion1986.1
4) Not familiar with denomination3189.8
Missing108 
TOTAL3256100.0
49) Do you believe that the following denomination is a legitimate expression of the Christian faith, that is, it bears authentic witness to the essentials of the Gospel? -- Southern Baptist (SBAPT_OK)
TOTAL%
1) Yes275484.0
2) No1434.4
3) No opinion2106.4
4) Not familiar with denomination1705.2
Missing87 
TOTAL3277100.0
50) Do you believe that the following denomination is a legitimate expression of the Christian faith, that is, it bears authentic witness to the essentials of the Gospel? -- American Baptist (ABAPT_OK)
TOTAL%
1) Yes262580.3
2) No351.1
3) No opinion2086.4
4) Not familiar with denomination40312.3
Missing93 
TOTAL3271100.0
51) Do you believe that the following denomination is a legitimate expression of the Christian faith, that is, it bears authentic witness to the essentials of the Gospel? -- Presbyterian Church in America (PRESB_OK)
TOTAL%
1) Yes281786.0
2) No1665.1
3) No opinion1845.6
4) Not familiar with denomination1073.3
Missing90 
TOTAL3274100.0
52) Do you believe that the following denomination is a legitimate expression of the Christian faith, that is, it bears authentic witness to the essentials of the Gospel? -- Episcopal (EPISC_OK)
TOTAL%
1) Yes297190.9
2) No391.2
3) No opinion1374.2
4) Not familiar with denomination1223.7
Missing95 
TOTAL3269100.0
53) Do you believe that the following denomination is a legitimate expression of the Christian faith, that is, it bears authentic witness to the essentials of the Gospel? -- Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons) (LDS_OK)
TOTAL%
1) Yes47214.5
2) No198361.1
3) No opinion49915.4
4) Not familiar with denomination2919.0
Missing119 
TOTAL3245100.0
54) Do you believe that the following denomination is a legitimate expression of the Christian faith, that is, it bears authentic witness to the essentials of the Gospel? -- Progressive Baptist (PROGB_OK)
TOTAL%
1) Yes95129.2
2) No672.1
3) No opinion38811.9
4) Not familiar with denomination185156.8
Missing107 
TOTAL3257100.0
55) Do you believe that the following denomination is a legitimate expression of the Christian faith, that is, it bears authentic witness to the essentials of the Gospel? -- African Methodist Episcopal (AFME_OK)
TOTAL%
1) Yes209763.8
2) No220.7
3) No opinion2587.8
4) Not familiar with denomination91227.7
Missing75 
TOTAL3289100.0
56) Do you believe that the following denomination is a legitimate expression of the Christian faith, that is, it bears authentic witness to the essentials of the Gospel? -- Church of God in Christ (COG_OK)
TOTAL%
1) Yes129339.5
2) No842.6
3) No opinion39412.0
4) Not familiar with denomination150646.0
Missing87 
TOTAL3277100.0
57) In regard to campus ministries, which of the following actions should we take? (CMPUSACT)
TOTAL%
1) Whenever possible, participate in an ecumenical ministry on campus242775.4
2) Be part of a campus ecumenical ministry only if enough money is not available to support a Presbyterian campus ministry60618.8
3) Participate only in Presbyterian campus ministries1875.8
Missing144 
TOTAL3220100.0
58) In your opinion, should Christians seek to evangelize followers of other religions? (EVANGLIZ)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1420100.0
Missing1944 
TOTAL1420100.0
59) In your opinion, should Christians seek to understand the beliefs and practices of followers of other religions? (UNDSTAND)
TOTAL%
1) Yes2929100.0
Missing435 
TOTAL2929100.0
60) In your opinion, should Christians work with followers of other religions to feed the hungry in Third World countries? (WORKFEED)
TOTAL%
1) Yes2561100.0
Missing803 
TOTAL2561100.0
61) In your opinion, should Christians work with followers of other religions to bring about peace, for example, in the former Yugoslavia? (WORKPEAC)
TOTAL%
1) Yes2582100.0
Missing782 
TOTAL2582100.0
62) What should be the motivation for Christians in relating to members of other Christian faiths? (MOTIVES)
TOTAL%
1) To persuade them to accept our polity and doctrine230.9
2) To bring about a recognition that each one's ministry is valid140256.1
3) To jointly promote justice in the community54922.0
4) To achieve full communion with other Christian churches41816.7
5) To become one unified Christian Church1064.2
Missing866 
TOTAL2498100.0
63) If another Christian church does not approve of the ordination of women, in your opinion, should that policy alone keep us from entering into conversations on union with that church? (WOMNORDN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes72221.9
2) No257678.1
Missing66 
TOTAL3298100.0
64) Do you consider it appropriate that the Constitution of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) contains a chapter (Chapter XV, "Relationships") that commits the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) to seek new opportunities for conversation and understanding with non-Christian religious bodies? (CONAPROP)
TOTAL%
1) Yes271384.2
2) No50915.8
Missing142 
TOTAL3222100.0
65) Do you believe that an emphasis on ecumenical activities is biblically based? (ECUBIBCL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes292592.2
2) No2467.8
Missing193 
TOTAL3171100.0
66) Please indicate the strength of your agreement or disagreement with the following statement. -- ONE organizational structure is needed to show the visible unity of the Christian church. (ONESTRUC)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree912.8
2) Agree2728.4
3) Neither agree nor disagree48915.1
4) Disagree152847.1
5) Strongly disagree73422.6
6) Not sure1334.1
Missing117 
TOTAL3247100.0
67) Please indicate the strength of your agreement or disagreement with the following statement. -- Visible unity is demonstrated when denominations accept the validity of each other's ministries. (VISUNIT)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree84125.7
2) Agree209864.0
3) Neither agree nor disagree1564.8
4) Disagree1013.1
5) Strongly disagree150.5
6) Not sure672.0
Missing86 
TOTAL3278100.0
68) Please indicate the strength of your agreement or disagreement with the following statement. -- Disunity, as shown by the number of Christian denominations, is a sin. (DISUNITY)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree1474.5
2) Agree46614.3
3) Neither agree nor disagree57517.6
4) Disagree127939.2
5) Strongly disagree64419.7
6) Not sure1554.7
Missing98 
TOTAL3266100.0
69) Please indicate the strength of your agreement or disagreement with the following statement. -- It is important for Christian denominations to seek expressions of unity. (SEEKUNIT)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree83625.5
2) Agree186656.8
3) Neither agree nor disagree34310.4
4) Disagree1364.1
5) Strongly disagree250.8
6) Not sure782.4
Missing80 
TOTAL3284100.0
70) Please indicate the strength of your agreement or disagreement with the following statement. -- In the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), emphasis on ecumenical and interfaith relations has created the attitude that it does not matter what one believes. (LOSEBELF)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree1655.0
2) Agree49615.1
3) Neither agree nor disagree37911.6
4) Disagree142143.3
5) Strongly disagree61218.7
6) Not sure2076.3
Missing84 
TOTAL3280100.0
71) How familiar are you with the World Alliance of Reformed Churches (WARC)? (KNOWWARC)
TOTAL%
1) Very familiar1454.3
2) Familiar63018.8
3) Only slightly familiar88826.5
4) Not at all familiar168250.3
Missing19 
TOTAL3345100.0
72) How important is it for you to regularly have an opportunity to worship with Christians of other faiths? (REGWORSH)
TOTAL%
1) Important80824.2
2) Slightly important92527.7
3) Neither important or unimportant93528.0
4) Slightly unimportant1013.0
5) Unimportant47914.4
6) Not sure862.6
Missing30 
TOTAL3334100.0
73) Sample type (SAMPLE)
TOTAL%
1) Members84725.2
2) Elders87426.0
3) Pastors112733.5
4) Specialized clergy51615.3
TOTAL3364100.0
74) Identification number (CODE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL336024870.25610081
75) Renumbered identification number (NEWCODE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL336024615.57210126
76) State (STATE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL334827.26914
77) Region (REGION)
TOTAL%
1) South 119835.8
2) West 53516.0
3) Northeast 71521.3
4) Midwest90226.9
Missing14 
TOTAL3350100.0
78) Pin number (PIN)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL33558051.7217771
79) Date survey received (DATE)
TOTAL%
104) 20.1
107) 40.1
108) 10.0
109) 20.1
112) 10.0
123) 10.0
223) 10.0
301) 10.0
1002) 10.0
1004) 150.4
1005) 10.0
1008) 20.1
1009) 52915.8
1010) 1293.8
1011) 20.1
1012) 38111.4
1016) 48614.5
1017) 10.0
1018) 1323.9
1020) 10.0
1022) 10.0
1023) 58717.5
1025) 702.1
1029) 2617.8
1030) 1013.0
1101) 170.5
1102) 250.7
1105) 130.4
1107) 912.7
1109) 722.1
1112) 20.1
1114) 1043.1
1115) 30.1
1116) 160.5
1119) 341.0
1120) 521.6
1123) 20.1
1126) 712.1
1127) 361.1
1129) 150.4
1203) 120.4
1204) 270.8
1212) 140.4
1214) 30.1
1220) 30.1
1221) 110.3
1228) 140.4
3006) 10.0
Missing13 
TOTAL3351100.0
80) 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 less40712.4
2) 2-3 years49715.2
3) 4-5 years38411.7
4) 6-10 years58217.8
5) 11-15 years3219.8
6) 16-25 years48314.8
7) 26 or more years60018.3
Missing90 
TOTAL3274100.0
81) How far do you live from this congregation? (CONGLIVE)
TOTAL%
1) 1 mile or less125738.6
2) 2-3 miles77223.7
3) 4-5 miles45514.0
4) 6-10 miles45413.9
5) 11-15 miles1424.4
6) 16-25 miles1023.1
7) 26 or more miles732.2
Missing109 
TOTAL3255100.0
82) ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS: How often do you attend your congregation's Sunday worship services? (MATTEND)
TOTAL%
1) Never 130.8
2) Less than once a year70.4
3) About once or twice a year291.7
4) Several times a year714.1
5) About once a month492.9
6) Two-three times a month19511.4
7) Nearly every week82248.0
8) Every week52630.7
Missing1652 
TOTAL1712100.0
83) 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 time40823.8
2) A fair amount of time75043.8
3) A little time39022.8
4) Really no time at all1659.6
Missing1651 
TOTAL1713100.0
84) ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS: What is the approximate number of members in this congregation? (CONGMBR)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL32451449.6252859
85) 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)81549.0
3) Deacon (currently serving on board of deacons)653.9
4) Trustee (currently serving on board of trustees)120.7
5) Officer of men's, women's, or youth group714.3
6) Teacher 865.2
7) Organist or choir director80.5
8) Chairperson of congregational committee or task force181.1
9) Member of congregational committee or task force794.7
10) Member of presbytery, synod, or General Assembly committee or task force110.7
11) None of the above39223.6
12) Other 1066.4
13) More than four listed10.1
Missing1700 
TOTAL1664100.0
86) 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)50.6
4) Trustee (currently serving on board of trustees)698.5
5) Officer of men's, women's, or youth group799.7
6) Teacher 15619.2
7) Organist or choir director162.0
8) Chairperson of congregational committee or task force18322.5
9) Member of congregational committee or task force14718.1
10) Member of presbytery, synod, or General Assembly committee or task force253.1
11) None of the above10.1
12) Other 13016.0
13) More than four listed10.1
Missing2552 
TOTAL812100.0
87) 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 group112.8
6) Teacher 3910.1
7) Organist or choir director82.1
8) Chairperson of congregational committee or task force9023.3
9) Member of congregational committee or task force11329.3
10) Member of presbytery, synod, or General Assembly committee or task force4411.4
11) None of the above10.3
12) Other 8020.7
Missing2978 
TOTAL386100.0
88) 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) Teacher 10.7
7) Organist or choir director10.7
8) Chairperson of congregational committee or task force139.4
9) Member of congregational committee or task force3726.6
10) Member of presbytery, synod, or General Assembly committee or task force2215.8
12) Other 4230.2
13) More than four listed2316.5
Missing3225 
TOTAL139100.0
89) ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS: Have you been baptized? (MBAPTIZD)
TOTAL%
1) No 80.5
2) Yes170699.5
Missing1650 
TOTAL1714100.0
90) ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS: Were you baptized in a Presbyterian church? (MPRESBPT)
TOTAL%
1) No 87351.6
2) Yes81948.4
Missing1672 
TOTAL1692100.0
91) ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS: How old were you when you were baptized? (MBAPTAGE)
TOTAL%
1) One year or younger73344.5
2) Two to three years583.5
3) Four to five years261.6
4) Six to ten years1227.4
5) Eleven to fifteen years31319.0
6) Sixteen to twenty-five years1076.5
7) Twenty-six years or older28817.5
Missing1717 
TOTAL1647100.0
92) ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS: Have you been confirmed? (MCONFIRM)
TOTAL%
1) No 34621.2
2) Yes128878.8
Missing1730 
TOTAL1634100.0
93) ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS: Were you confirmed in a Presbyterian church? (MCONFBPT)
TOTAL%
1) No 48736.9
2) Yes83263.1
Missing2045 
TOTAL1319100.0
94) ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS: Were you raised in the congregation you currently belong to? (MRSDCURR)
TOTAL%
1) No 143983.8
2) Yes27816.2
Missing1647 
TOTAL1717100.0
95) 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) Yes 33232.7
2) No68267.3
Missing2350 
TOTAL1014100.0
96) 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) Yes 75065.2
2) No40034.8
Missing2214 
TOTAL1150100.0
97) 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) Yes 20720.6
2) No79679.4
Missing2361 
TOTAL1003100.0
98) 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) Yes 42740.5
2) No62859.5
Missing2309 
TOTAL1055100.0
99) 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) Yes 384.0
2) No90896.0
Missing2418 
TOTAL946100.0
100) 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) Yes 41541.9
2) No57658.1
Missing2373 
TOTAL991100.0
101) 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) Yes 24624.8
2) No74475.2
Missing2374 
TOTAL990100.0
102) 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.1209.4
2) I was looking for a Presbyterian church.43334.1
3) I was introduced by a relative who is/was a member of the congregation.15612.3
4) I was introduced by a friend/neighbor/acquaintance who is/was a member of the congregation.24419.2
5) I was one of the charter members.221.7
6) I heard of read about the church and decided to try it.13010.2
7) The pastor visited or called me.1209.4
8) More than one above120.9
9) None of the above332.6
10) Other10.1
Missing2093 
TOTAL1271100.0
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 appreciated the education program for children. (MJOIN1)
TOTAL%
1) Yes 58252.2
2) No53447.8
Missing2248 
TOTAL1116100.0
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. - My children enjoyed the activities of this congregation. (MJOIN2)
TOTAL%
1) Yes 44641.3
2) No63558.7
Missing2283 
TOTAL1081100.0
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. - It was the closest Presbyterian church. (MJOIN3)
TOTAL%
1) Yes 53546.0
2) No62854.0
Missing2201 
TOTAL1163100.0
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. - It was the closest church. (MJOIN4)
TOTAL%
1) Yes 14613.8
2) No91486.2
Missing2304 
TOTAL1060100.0
107) 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) Yes 41437.8
2) No68062.2
Missing2270 
TOTAL1094100.0
108) 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) Yes 107487.4
2) No15512.6
Missing2135 
TOTAL1229100.0
109) 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) Yes 94979.0
2) No25221.0
Missing2163 
TOTAL1201100.0
110) 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) Yes 95079.8
2) No24020.2
Missing2174 
TOTAL1190100.0
111) 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) Yes 15714.5
2) No92385.5
Missing2284 
TOTAL1080100.0
112) 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) Yes 22421.2
2) No83378.8
Missing2307 
TOTAL1057100.0
113) 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) Yes 81370.5
2) No34129.5
Missing2210 
TOTAL1154100.0
114) 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.775.7
2) My children enjoyed the activities of this congregation.403.0
3) It was the closest Presbyterian church.16212.0
4) It was the closest church.211.6
5) Friends invited me to join.564.2
6) I found the members very friendly.26519.7
7) I found the pastor's sermons to be very meaningful.18513.7
8) I was impressed by the pastor.19014.1
9) I married a member of the congregation.1309.6
10) I was impressed by how active the church was in social justice issues.181.3
11) The congregation seemed spiritually alive.1339.9
12) More than one listed483.6
13) None of the above listed231.7
Missing2016 
TOTAL1348100.0
115) During your life, have you ever belonged to a congregation that was affiliated with a denomination other than Presbyterian? (NOPRESBY)
TOTAL%
1) No 171051.1
2) Yes163448.9
Missing20 
TOTAL3344100.0
116) How many years have you been a Presbyterian? (PRESBYRS)
TOTAL%
1) 1 year or less231.4
2) 2-3 years452.8
3) 4-5 years664.1
4) 6-10 years19812.2
5) 11-15 years18711.5
6) 16-25 years34621.4
7) 26-49 years65840.6
8) 50 or more years976.0
Missing1744 
TOTAL1620100.0
117) 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) Baptist 33220.5
2) Methodist 49430.4
3) Lutheran 1428.7
4) Episcopal 965.9
5) United Church of Christ1408.6
6) Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)613.8
7) Roman Catholic 764.7
8) Reformed churches432.6
9) Other Presbyterian50.3
11) Other 18511.4
12) More than one of these483.0
13) None of these10.1
Missing1741 
TOTAL1623100.0
118) Please indicate the other denomination(s) to which you have belonged. Second mention (DENOMA2)
TOTAL%
1) Baptist 60.6
2) Methodist 696.4
3) Lutheran 70.6
4) Episcopal 80.7
5) United Church of Christ464.3
6) Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)40.4
7) Roman Catholic 201.8
8) Reformed churches100.9
9) Other Presbyterian30.3
11) Other 867.9
13) None of these82376.1
Missing2282 
TOTAL1082100.0
119) 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) Baptist 1885.7
2) Methodist 110933.7
3) Lutheran 2337.1
4) Episcopal 2989.0
5) United Church of Christ80024.3
6) Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)1183.6
7) Roman Catholic 200.6
8) Reformed churches662.0
9) Other Presbyterian40.1
10) Presbyterian (U.S.A.)371.1
11) Other 2557.7
12) More than one of these341.0
13) None of these652.0
14) Undecided662.0
Missing71 
TOTAL3293100.0
120) 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.772.3
2) I sometimes base such decisions on my religious faith but definitely do not most of the time.1735.2
3) I feel that most of my important decisions are based on my religious faith, but usually in a general, unconscious way.117035.1
4) I feel that most of my important decisions are based on my religious faith, and I usually consciously attempt to make them so.190657.2
5) Circled 1 and 210.0
10) Circled 3 and 450.2
14) Not applicable10.0
Missing31 
TOTAL3333100.0
121) Have you ever tried to encourage someone to believe in Jesus Christ or to accept Him as a personal saviour? (EVANGOTH)
TOTAL%
1) No 66319.9
2) Yes267180.1
Missing30 
TOTAL3334100.0
122) 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) No 144243.3
2) Yes 184755.5
3) Miscellaneous50.2
4) Not sure 10.0
5) Multiple experiences351.1
Missing34 
TOTAL3330100.0
123) 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) Yes 176753.7
2) No 109533.3
3) Don't know42713.0
Missing75 
TOTAL3289100.0
124) 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) Yes 169551.6
2) No 111533.9
3) Don't know47714.5
Missing77 
TOTAL3287100.0
125) 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) Yes 182155.0
2) No 111733.8
3) Don't know37011.2
Missing56 
TOTAL3308100.0
126) 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) Agree 273882.0
2) Disagree 58817.6
3) Don't know140.4
Missing24 
TOTAL3340100.0
127) 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) Agree 159948.1
2) Disagree 167150.2
3) Don't know571.7
Missing37 
TOTAL3327100.0
128) 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) Agree 195158.7
2) Disagree 120836.3
3) Don't know1675.0
Missing38 
TOTAL3326100.0
129) 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) Agree 144043.3
2) Disagree 130939.4
3) Don't know57717.3
Missing38 
TOTAL3326100.0
130) 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.3239.7
2) The Bible is the inspired word of God but not everything in it should be taken literally, word for word.286686.1
3) The Bible is an ancient book of fables, legends, history, and moral precepts recorded by men and women.1113.3
4) Circled 1 and 220.1
6) Circled 2 and 3130.4
7) Circled 1, 2, and 310.0
8) None of the above90.3
9) Not sure20.1
Missing37 
TOTAL3327100.0
131) How important is the following to you personally? - Knowing there is a God (BELIEV1)
TOTAL%
1) One of the most important277683.2
2) Important 50915.2
3) Not very important401.2
4) Not important at all130.4
Missing26 
TOTAL3338100.0
132) How important is the following to you personally? - Knowing that God loves me (BELIEV2)
TOTAL%
1) One of the most important277283.1
2) Important 49414.8
3) Not very important551.6
4) Not important at all140.4
Missing29 
TOTAL3335100.0
133) How important is the following to you personally? - Trying to lead a good Christian life (BELIEV3)
TOTAL%
1) One of the most important188556.7
2) Important 139942.1
3) Not very important371.1
4) Not important at all40.1
Missing39 
TOTAL3325100.0
134) How important is the following to you personally? - Helping others who are in need (BELIEV4)
TOTAL%
1) One of the most important163549.3
2) Important 163649.3
3) Not very important451.4
4) Not important at all10.0
Missing47 
TOTAL3317100.0
135) How important is the following to you personally? - Accepting Jesus Christ as my personal saviour (BELIEV5)
TOTAL%
1) One of the most important221066.8
2) Important 85825.9
3) Not very important1905.7
4) Not important at all521.6
Missing54 
TOTAL3310100.0
136) How important is the following to you personally? - Knowing the distinctive doctrines of the Presbyterian Church (BELIEV6)
TOTAL%
1) One of the most important2327.0
2) Important 204561.6
3) Not very important95428.7
4) Not important at all902.7
Missing43 
TOTAL3321100.0
137) How important is the following to you personally? - Attending worship services (BELIEV7)
TOTAL%
1) One of the most important140742.4
2) Important 175853.0
3) Not very important1414.2
4) Not important at all140.4
Missing44 
TOTAL3320100.0
138) How important is the following to you personally? - Working to bring about social justice (BELIEV8)
TOTAL%
1) One of the most important84525.6
2) Important 194158.8
3) Not very important46614.1
4) Not important at all471.4
Missing65 
TOTAL3299100.0
139) How important is the following to you personally? - Telling others about Jesus (BELIEV9)
TOTAL%
1) One of the most important99230.1
2) Important 173952.7
3) Not very important49915.1
4) Not important at all702.1
Missing64 
TOTAL3300100.0
140) How important is the following to you personally? - Belonging to this particular denomination (BELIEV10)
TOTAL%
1) One of the most important2968.9
2) Important 197959.7
3) Not very important89827.1
4) Not important at all1414.3
Missing50 
TOTAL3314100.0
141) How important is the following to you personally? - Church membership, in general (BELIEV11)
TOTAL%
1) One of the most important110233.3
2) Important 192958.3
3) Not very important2587.8
4) Not important at all210.6
Missing54 
TOTAL3310100.0
142) How important is the following to you personally? - Religion in my life (BELIEV12)
TOTAL%
1) One of the most important196359.2
2) Important 124037.4
3) Not very important932.8
4) Not important at all210.6
Missing47 
TOTAL3317100.0
143) How important is the following to you personally? - Socializing with persons with similar values (BELIEV13)
TOTAL%
1) One of the most important47014.1
2) Important 206061.8
3) Not very important71021.3
4) Not important at all962.9
Missing28 
TOTAL3336100.0
144) Indicate where you would place your image of God between the two contrasting images: Mother - Father. (GODIMAG1)
TOTAL%
1) Mother 80.2
2) 250.8
3) 501.5
4) 93828.7
5) 44313.6
6) 41412.7
7) Father139142.6
Missing95 
TOTAL3269100.0
145) Indicate where you would place your image of God between the two contrasting images: Master - Spouse. (GODIMAG2)
TOTAL%
1) Master 142645.3
2) 54617.4
3) 38912.4
4) 48015.3
5) 1354.3
6) 933.0
7) Spouse762.4
Missing219 
TOTAL3145100.0
146) Indicate where you would place your image of God between the two contrasting images: Judge - Lover. (GODIMAG3)
TOTAL%
1) Judge 75824.0
2) 2247.1
3) 2879.1
4) 104233.0
5) 34010.8
6) 31910.1
7) Lover1875.9
Missing207 
TOTAL3157100.0
147) Indicate where you would place your image of God between the two contrasting images: Friend - King. (GODIMAG4)
TOTAL%
1) Friend 75023.7
2) 35611.2
3) 2979.4
4) 103332.6
5) 2718.6
6) 1424.5
7) King31610.0
Missing199 
TOTAL3165100.0
148) 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 agree1354.1
2) Agree 2597.8
3) Neither agree or disagree58117.6
4) Disagree 114534.7
5) Strongly disagree118235.8
Missing62 
TOTAL3302100.0
149) 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 agree106332.2
2) Agree 161248.8
3) Neither agree or disagree35110.6
4) Disagree 1925.8
5) Strongly disagree842.5
Missing62 
TOTAL3302100.0
150) 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 agree401.2
2) Agree 742.3
3) Neither agree or disagree3229.8
4) Disagree 158448.2
5) Strongly disagree126838.6
Missing76 
TOTAL3288100.0
151) 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 agree1915.8
2) Agree 69321.2
3) Neither agree or disagree81424.9
4) Disagree 106632.6
5) Strongly disagree50615.5
Missing94 
TOTAL3270100.0
152) 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 agree70821.3
2) Agree 108632.7
3) Neither agree or disagree44913.5
4) Disagree 73622.2
5) Strongly disagree33910.2
Missing46 
TOTAL3318100.0
153) 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 agree49515.0
2) Agree 150345.4
3) Neither agree or disagree80124.2
4) Disagree 43613.2
5) Strongly disagree732.2
Missing56 
TOTAL3308100.0
154) 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 agree128338.6
2) Agree 100730.3
3) Neither agree or disagree49614.9
4) Disagree 44713.4
5) Strongly disagree942.8
Missing37 
TOTAL3327100.0
155) 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 agree59017.8
2) Agree 100230.3
3) Neither agree or disagree62618.9
4) Disagree 74522.5
5) Strongly disagree34910.5
Missing52 
TOTAL3312100.0
156) 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 agree44413.5
2) Agree 62919.1
3) Neither agree or disagree61918.8
4) Disagree 112234.0
5) Strongly disagree48514.7
Missing65 
TOTAL3299100.0
157) 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 agree56917.3
2) Agree 119836.3
3) Neither agree or disagree57617.5
4) Disagree 77923.6
5) Strongly disagree1745.3
Missing68 
TOTAL3296100.0
158) 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 agree55516.8
2) Agree 166450.3
3) Neither agree or disagree38311.6
4) Disagree 57817.5
5) Strongly disagree1263.8
Missing58 
TOTAL3306100.0
159) 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 agree37411.3
2) Agree 99430.0
3) Neither agree or disagree68320.6
4) Disagree 93628.3
5) Strongly disagree3259.8
Missing52 
TOTAL3312100.0
160) 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 agree1645.0
2) Agree 103731.3
3) Neither agree or disagree76523.1
4) Disagree134240.6
Missing56 
TOTAL3308100.0
161) 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 agree3219.7
2) Agree 118035.6
3) Neither agree or disagree45413.7
4) Disagree136241.1
Missing47 
TOTAL3317100.0
162) 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 agree40912.4
2) Agree 126238.1
3) Neither agree or disagree41812.6
4) Disagree122236.9
Missing53 
TOTAL3311100.0
163) 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 agree421.3
2) Agree 69921.1
3) Neither agree or disagree108332.7
4) Disagree 126838.3
5) Strongly disagree2166.5
Missing56 
TOTAL3308100.0
164) 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 agree451.4
2) Agree 58117.6
3) Neither agree or disagree99130.0
4) Disagree 138141.7
5) Strongly disagree3109.4
Missing56 
TOTAL3308100.0
165) What is your sex? (SEX)
TOTAL%
1) Female 113633.9
2) Male221466.1
Missing14 
TOTAL3350100.0
166) What is your present age? (AGE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL334752.2713
167) 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 farm33710.1
2) On a farm982.9
3) In a small city or town (under 50,000 population)113233.8
4) In a medium-size city (50,000-250,000 population)49414.8
5) In a suburb near a medium-size city2688.0
6) In a large city (over 250,000 population)39411.8
7) In a suburb near a large city62218.6
Missing19 
TOTAL3345100.0
168) What is your present marital status? (MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Married 289086.2
2) Not married46413.8
Missing10 
TOTAL3354100.0
169) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE MARRIED: Have you had a previous marriage? (PREVMARR)
TOTAL%
1) No 243685.0
2) Yes, I was widowed722.5
3) Yes, I was divorced35512.4
4) Yes, I was both widowed and divorced20.1
Missing499 
TOTAL2865100.0
170) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE CURRENTLY NOT MARRIED: Have you ever been married? (EVERMARR)
TOTAL%
1) No16836.5
2) Yes, I was widowed14832.2
3) Yes, I was divorced14331.1
4) Yes, I was both widowed and divorced10.2
Missing2904 
TOTAL460100.0
171) 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) Baptist 33411.7
2) Methodist 41814.7
3) Lutheran 1695.9
4) Episcopal 953.3
5) United Church of Christ1204.2
6) Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)491.7
7) Roman Catholic 2137.5
8) Reformed churches431.5
9) Other Presbyterian70.2
10) Presbyterian (U.S.A.)115740.6
11) Other 1746.1
12) More than one of these40.1
13) None of these632.2
14) Don't know40.1
Missing514 
TOTAL2850100.0
172) 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) Baptist 10.1
2) Methodist 60.8
3) Lutheran 20.3
4) Episcopal 10.1
5) United Church of Christ40.6
6) Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)10.1
7) Roman Catholic 40.6
9) Other Presbyterian10.1
10) Presbyterian (U.S.A.)375.2
11) Other 64991.5
12) More than one of these20.3
13) None of these10.1
Missing2655 
TOTAL709100.0
173) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE CURRENTLY MARRIED OR THOSE WHO WERE PREVIOUSLY MARRIED: Current church affiliation of spouse (SPCURAFF)
TOTAL%
1) Baptist 130.9
2) Methodist 191.4
3) Lutheran 70.5
4) Episcopal 40.3
5) United Church of Christ30.2
7) Romans Catholic372.7
9) Other Presbyterian10.1
10) Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)120287.5
11) Other181.3
13) None664.8
14) Don't know30.2
Missing1991 
TOTAL1373100.0
174) ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS: Are you employed... (MEMPLOYD)
TOTAL%
1) Part time 23513.9
2) Full time 71842.4
3) Unemployed 130.8
4) Retired 51130.2
5) Full time homemaker18110.7
6) Self-employed30.2
7) Student 140.8
8) Other171.0
Missing1672 
TOTAL1692100.0
175) ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS: What is your usual occupation? (See summary documentation.) (MOCCUP)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL1543189.614175
176) What is the highest level of education you have attained? (EDUCHI)
TOTAL%
1) Less than 8 years of formal education30.1
2) Completed eighth grade170.5
3) Some high school240.7
4) Completed high school2627.9
5) Some college40212.1
6) Graduated from college152945.8
7) Some graduate work40612.2
8) A graduate degree69320.8
Missing28 
TOTAL3336100.0
177) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE MEMBERS WHO GRADUATED FROM COLLEGE OR DID SOME GRADUATE WORK: Specify your major. (EDMAJORM)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL99554.54727
178) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE MARRIED: Is your husband or wife employed... (SPEMPLOY)
TOTAL%
1) Part time 93132.5
2) Full time 84929.6
3) Unemployed 592.1
4) Retired 45715.9
5) Full time homemaker48516.9
6) Self employed190.7
7) Student 471.6
8) Other190.7
Missing498 
TOTAL2866100.0
179) 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
TOTAL1251209.017206
180) 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 grade130.5
3) Some high school451.6
4) Completed high school31711.1
5) Some college52918.6
6) College graduate79027.7
7) Some graduate work29110.2
8) A graduate work85530.0
Missing516 
TOTAL2848100.0
181) 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
TOTAL74256.46627
182) 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) None 54116.2
1) 1 36911.1
2) 2 113734.1
3) 3 78823.6
4) 4 34510.3
5) 5 1063.2
6) 6 or more491.5
Missing29 
TOTAL3335100.0
183) Do you have any legally adopted children? (KIDADP)
TOTAL%
1) No 304491.3
2) Yes2898.7
Missing31 
TOTAL3333100.0
184) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE ANY LEGALLY ADOPTED CHILDREN: How many adopted children do you have? (KIDADNBR)
TOTAL%
1) 1 15051.9
2) 2 10034.6
3) 3 238.0
4) 4 134.5
5) 5 20.7
6) 6 or more10.3
Missing3075 
TOTAL289100.0
185) Do you have any stepchildren (that is, did your spouse have children at the time of your marriage)? (KIDSTP)
TOTAL%
1) No 299590.6
2) Yes3119.4
Missing58 
TOTAL3306100.0
186) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE STEPCHILDREN: How many stepchildren do you have? (KIDSTNBR)
TOTAL%
1) 1 8025.7
2) 2 12138.9
3) 3 6621.2
4) 4 3310.6
5) 5 92.9
6) 6 or more20.6
Missing3053 
TOTAL311100.0
187) 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 less2016.9
2) 6-17 years60920.8
3) 18-24 years45915.7
4) 25 years or older162555.5
5) Child deceased341.2
Missing436 
TOTAL2928100.0
188) 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 less2248.6
2) 6-17 years58322.4
3) 18-24 years39115.0
4) 25 years or older136752.6
5) Child deceased341.3
Missing765 
TOTAL2599100.0
189) 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 years1077.4
2) 6-17 years25918.0
3) 18-24 years24016.6
4) 25 years or older79755.3
5) Child deceased392.7
Missing1922 
TOTAL1442100.0
190) 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 less355.6
2) 6-17 years8814.0
3) 18-24 years12720.2
4) 25 years or older35856.8
5) Child deceased223.5
Missing2734 
TOTAL630100.0
191) 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 less93.6
2) 6-17 years2510.0
3) 18-24 years6726.8
4) 25 years or older14056.0
5) Child deceased93.6
Missing3114 
TOTAL250100.0
192) 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 years1110.4
3) 18-24 years2523.6
4) 25 years or older6460.4
5) Child deceased54.7
Missing3258 
TOTAL106100.0
193) 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%
2) 6-17 years410.3
3) 18-24 years1025.6
4) 25 years or older2256.4
5) Child deceased37.7
Missing3325 
TOTAL39100.0
194) Generally speaking, do you think of yourself as a Republican, Democrat, Independent, or other? (POLPARTY)
TOTAL%
1) Democrat 127238.2
2) Independent 65719.7
3) Republican 136240.9
4) Other 200.6
5) Non-voting citizen20.1
9) Not applicable210.6
Missing30 
TOTAL3334100.0
195) Which of these best describes your usual stand on political issues? (POLSTAND)
TOTAL%
1) Very liberal1614.8
2) Liberal 72921.9
3) Moderate 150245.2
4) Conservative86726.1
5) Very conservative631.9
9) Response not applicable40.1
Missing38 
TOTAL3326100.0
196) 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.)3289.8
2) 2 156446.8
3) 3 58117.4
4) 4 58217.4
5) 5 2006.0
6) 6 672.0
7) 7 or more120.4
8) Not applicable (I live in a dormitory, nursing home, or other institutional housing.)80.2
Missing22 
TOTAL3342100.0
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. - Spouse (HSHLD1)
TOTAL%
0) None 49314.7
1) Spouse286785.3
Missing4 
TOTAL3360100.0
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. - Daughter(s) (HSHLD2)
TOTAL%
0) None 245773.1
1) 67019.9
2) 1995.9
3) 341.0
Missing4 
TOTAL3360100.0
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. - Son(s) (HSHLD3)
TOTAL%
0) None 241872.0
1) 65619.5
2) 2457.3
3) 381.1
4) 30.1
Missing4 
TOTAL3360100.0
200) 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) None 329798.1
1) 431.3
2) 150.4
3) 50.1
Missing4 
TOTAL3360100.0
201) 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) None 333099.1
1) 200.6
2) 40.1
3) 60.2
Missing4 
TOTAL3360100.0
202) 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) None 326897.3
1) 80.2
2) 321.0
3) 60.2
4) 220.7
5) 220.7
6) 10.0
7) 10.0
Missing4 
TOTAL3360100.0
203) 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) None 334399.5
1) 100.3
2) 50.1
4) 10.0
5) 10.0
Missing4 
TOTAL3360100.0
204) 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) None 334099.4
1) 180.5
3) 10.0
6) 10.0
Missing4 
TOTAL3360100.0
205) 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) None 3359100.0
3) 10.0
Missing4 
TOTAL3360100.0
206) 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) None 328897.9
1) Friend or roommate240.7
2) More than one friend or roommate70.2
10) Cohabitant90.3
20) Foster child40.1
21) Two foster children50.1
30) Boarder or roomers30.1
31) Two boarders20.1
40) Foreign student60.2
41) Two foreign students10.0
50) Landlord 40.1
61) Two refugees10.0
63) Refugee family10.0
70) Household staff30.1
93) Two students, Japanese student, friend10.0
96) Two disabled adults10.0
Missing4 
TOTAL3360100.0
207) Is the home in which you currently live... (HOME)
TOTAL%
1) Rented by you2878.7
2) Owned by you free and clear of mortgage77923.5
3) Owned by you with a mortgage172352.0
4) Owned by congregation47314.3
5) Other130.4
6) Shared by you and the church20.1
7) Owned by relatives/parents230.7
8) Owned by employer150.5
Missing49 
TOTAL3315100.0
208) Which of the following best describes your current residence? (RESIDENC)
TOTAL%
1) Building of duplexes, triplexes or quadriplexes862.6
2) Building of apartments1303.9
3) Building of townhomes1314.0
4) Mobile home, on a lot you own140.4
5) Mobile home, on a lot you rent250.8
6) Single family house, detached from other houses291388.3
7) Dormitory, barracks, or other institutional housing10.0
Missing64 
TOTAL3300100.0
209) 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-$24,99951915.9
2) $25,000-$49,999146845.0
3) $50,000-$99,999106032.5
4) $100,000 or more2146.6
Missing103 
TOTAL3261100.0
210) 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 less 57518.5
2) 3%-6% 116937.5
3) 7%-9% 50916.3
4) 10% or more86027.6
5) Unspecified10.0
Missing250 
TOTAL3114100.0
211) What is your race/ethnicity? (RACE)
TOTAL%
1) American Indian, Native American290.9
2) Asian American, Pacific Islander270.8
3) African American, Black431.3
4) Hispanic, Spanish American220.7
5) White, Caucasian319996.0
6) Other (specify)60.2
9) Response not applicable70.2
Missing31 
TOTAL3333100.0
212) SIZEM (SIZEM)
TOTAL%
1) 0-9914110.0
2) 100-19921415.1
3) 200-29923416.6
4) 300-49927719.6
5) 500-99929620.9
6) 1000-MORE25117.8
Missing1951 
TOTAL1413100.0
213) Age group 1 (AGEGRP1)
TOTAL%
1) 19 and younger120.4
2) 20-24 110.3
3) 25-29 651.9
4) 30-34 2166.4
5) 35-39 37111.1
6) 40-44 40812.2
7) 45-49 34710.4
8) 50-54 37611.2
9) 55-59 44313.2
10) 60-64 47714.2
11) 65-69 2988.9
12) 70-74 1725.1
13) 75-79 1043.1
14) 80-84 401.2
15) 85 and older90.3
Missing15 
TOTAL3349100.0
214) Age group 2 (AGEGRP2)
TOTAL%
1) Under 4067520.2
2) 40-49 91127.2
3) 50-59 115034.3
4) 60 and older61318.3
Missing15 
TOTAL3349100.0
215) Index on relativism (see summary documentation for index construction) (RELATVSM)
TOTAL%
1) Low 176154.5
2) Medium 120137.2
3) High2698.3
Missing133 
TOTAL3231100.0
216) Index on (CHRISTON)
TOTAL%
1) Low 121737.1
2) Medium 113534.6
3) High92428.2
Missing88 
TOTAL3276100.0
217) Index on universalism (see summary documentation for index construction) (UNIVERSL)
TOTAL%
1) Low 210063.7
2) Medium 72622.0
3) High47314.3
Missing65 
TOTAL3299100.0
218) Index on otherworldliness (see summary documentation for index construction) (OTHERWD1)
TOTAL%
1) Low 117236.0
2) Medium 144144.3
3) High64319.7
Missing108 
TOTAL3256100.0
219) Index on otherworldliness (see summary documentation for index construction) (OTHERWD2)
TOTAL%
1) Low 164750.3
2) Medium 103331.6
3) High59318.1
Missing91 
TOTAL3273100.0
220) Index on individualism (see summary documentation for index construction) (INDIVDSM)
TOTAL%
1) Low 89927.6
2) Medium 195260.0
3) High40512.4
Missing108 
TOTAL3256100.0
221) Has respondent ever been married or never been married? (EVERMAR)
TOTAL%
1) Has been married318297.2
2) Has never been married912.8
Missing91 
TOTAL3273100.0
222) ASKED ONLY OF CLERGY AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY: How many congregations do you regularly serve or attend? (CSERVE)
TOTAL%
1) One135484.4
2) Two or more17210.7
3) Retired 392.4
4) Other response402.5
Missing1759 
TOTAL1605100.0
223) 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 1950392.4
2) 1950-1959 34521.1
3) 1960-1969 36722.4
4) 1970-1979 36622.4
5) 1980-199051931.7
Missing1728 
TOTAL1636100.0
224) 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) Baptist 3226.9
2) Methodist 108.4
3) Lutheran 32.5
4) Episcopal 43.4
5) United Church of Christ1210.1
6) Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)32.5
8) Reformed churches1310.9
9) Other Presbyterian2218.5
11) Other 2016.8
Missing3245 
TOTAL119100.0
225) ASKED ONLY OF CLERGY AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY: Are you presently enrolled in a graduate school, seminary, or theological school? (CSCHOOL)
TOTAL%
1) No 147991.0
2) Yes1469.0
Missing1739 
TOTAL1625100.0
226) ASKED ONLY OF CLERGY AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY: Please indicate the theological degrees you have received. First mention (CTHDEGR1)
TOTAL%
1) Bible college342.1
2) Bachelor of Divinity, Master of Divinity150492.3
3) Master's degree, Master of Religious Education, Master of Christian Education171.0
4) Master's in Theology, Master of Systematic Theology100.6
5) Doctor of Ministry583.6
6) Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Theology, Doctor of Systematic Theology20.1
7) Other50.3
Missing1734 
TOTAL1630100.0
227) 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 1950382.4
2) 1950-1959 33921.2
3) 1960-1969 38023.8
4) 1970-1979 37123.2
5) 1980-199046829.3
Missing1768 
TOTAL1596100.0
228) 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
TOTAL163075.20173
229) 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 Divinity315.8
3) Master's degree, Master of Religious Education, Master of Christian Education6812.7
4) Master's in Theology, Master of Systematic Theology17332.4
5) Doctor of Ministry19135.8
6) Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Theology, Doctor of Systematic Theology529.7
7) Other193.6
Missing2830 
TOTAL534100.0
230) 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 195061.1
2) 1950-1959 5310.1
3) 1960-1969 11822.5
4) 1970-1979 15529.6
5) 1980-199019236.6
Missing2840 
TOTAL524100.0
231) 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
TOTAL52991.28778
232) ASKED ONLY OF CLERGY AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY: Please indicate which theological degrees you have received. Third mention (CTHDEGR3)
TOTAL%
1) Bible college10.9
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 Theology87.5
5) Doctor of Ministry5450.9
6) Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Theology, Doctor of Systematic Theology3230.2
7) Other98.5
Missing3258 
TOTAL106100.0
233) 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 195011.0
2) 1950-1959 76.7
3) 1960-1969 65.8
4) 1970-1979 4947.1
5) 1980-19904139.4
Missing3260 
TOTAL104100.0
234) 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) 21.9
6) 10.9
8) 10.9
11) 32.8
12) 1110.4
15) 21.9
19) 10.9
31) 10.9
35) 32.8
44) 21.9
47) 10.9
54) 98.5
57) 32.8
60) 32.8
61) 32.8
62) 10.9
64) 10.9
66) 10.9
83) 10.9
102) 10.9
105) 10.9
120) 10.9
125) 1312.3
132) 21.9
136) 10.9
138) 10.9
139) 10.9
146) 21.9
148) 21.9
171) 98.5
175) 10.9
207) 10.9
299) 43.8
301) 10.9
304) 10.9
307) 21.9
309) 21.9
318) 10.9
321) 10.9
325) 10.9
334) 10.9
355) 21.9
363) 10.9
374) 10.9
385) 10.9
389) 10.9
Missing3258 
TOTAL106100.0
235) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE CLERGY AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY WHO GRADUATED FROM COLLEGE OR DID SOME GRADUATE WORK: Specify your major. (EDMAJORC)
TOTAL%
1) Accounting 231.5
2) Agriculture 30.2
3) Anthropology 100.6
4) Art, Architecture342.2
5) Biology 191.2
6) Chemistry 40.3
7) Computer Science291.9
8) Economics 976.3
9) Education 171.1
10) Engineering 1529.9
11) English, Comparative Literature30.2
12) Finance 281.8
13) Foreign Language, Area Studies23215.0
14) Geography 80.5
15) Geology 40.3
16) Health Professions30.2
17) History, Classical Civilization372.4
18) Home Economics, Family Studies563.6
19) Journalism 10.1
20) Management 181.2
22) Mathematics 221.4
23) Military Science1036.7
24) Music 70.5
25) Philosophy 513.3
26) Physics 201.3
27) Political Science16110.4
28) Pre-Law 19112.4
29) Psychology 332.1
30) Religion (including pre-ministerial)1137.3
31) Social Work 110.7
32) Sociology 362.3
33) Theatre 90.6
34) Other70.5
Missing1822 
TOTAL1542100.0
236) 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) No 112969.3
2) Yes50130.7
Missing1734 
TOTAL1630100.0
237) 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 less336.6
2) 2-3 years12825.7
3) 4-5 years9819.7
4) 6-10 years12925.9
5) 11-15 years6012.0
6) 16-25 years438.6
7) 26 or more years71.4
Missing2866 
TOTAL498100.0
238) 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 occupations7414.8
2) Professional specialty occupations20140.3
3) Technicians and related support occupations193.8
4) Sales occupations479.4
5) Administrative support occupations, including clerical438.6
7) Protective service occupations30.6
8) Service occupations, except protective and household81.6
9) Farming, forestry, and fishing occupations71.4
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) Military 5911.8
16) More than one occupation listed30.6
Missing2865 
TOTAL499100.0
239) ASKED ONLY OF CLERGY AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY: At the present time are you serving a congregation in a pastoral position? (CPSTRPOS)
TOTAL%
1) No 35521.7
2) Yes127878.3
Missing1731 
TOTAL1633100.0
240) 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 time 105682.4
2) Part time22617.6
Missing2082 
TOTAL1282100.0
241) 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 pastor66551.5
2) Senior pastor19815.3
3) Assistant/Associate pastor17113.2
4) Co-pastor 534.1
5) Stated or temporary supply634.9
6) Interim pastor765.9
7) Tentmaker 241.9
8) Pastor emeritus20.2
9) Parish Associate272.1
10) Other120.9
Missing2073 
TOTAL1291100.0
242) 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 institution10420.8
2) Campus minister193.8
3) Chaplain 7214.4
4) Missionary 91.8
5) Presbytery staff357.0
6) Synod staff81.6
7) National staff of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)173.4
8) Staff of an ecumenical or non-denominational agency163.2
9) Professional pastoral counselor275.4
10) Other employment in a church-related setting295.8
11) Other employment10420.8
12) Retired 438.6
13) Unemployed 112.2
14) Student 40.8
15) Homemaker10.2
Missing2865 
TOTAL499100.0
243) 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) Military 157.0
2) High School52.3
3) College or University8640.4
4) Seminary or Other Theological School3215.0
5) Hospital or Other Medical Facility3817.8
6) Other3717.4
Missing3151 
TOTAL213100.0
244) 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) No 17273.5
2) Yes6226.5
Missing3130 
TOTAL234100.0
245) 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) Accounting 60.5
2) Agriculture 30.3
3) Anthropology 262.2
4) Art, Architecture232.0
5) Biology 60.5
6) Chemistry 30.3
7) Computer Science40.3
8) Economics 32027.6
9) Education 70.6
10) Engineering 474.1
11) English, Comparative Literature30.3
12) Finance 242.1
13) Foreign Language, Area Studies211.8
14) Geography 433.7
17) History, Classical Civilization312.7
18) Home Economics, Family Studies332.8
19) Journalism 10.1
20) Management 121.0
22) Mathematics 393.4
23) Military Science110.9
24) Music 30.3
25) Philosophy 40.3
26) Physics 141.2
27) Political Science504.3
28) Pre-Law 20918.0
29) Psychology 322.8
30) Religion (including pre-ministerial)232.0
31) Social Work 40.3
32) Sociology 221.9
33) Theatre 12811.0
34) Other70.6
Missing2205 
TOTAL1159100.0
246) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE CLERGY AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY WHO ARE MARRIED: Is your husband or wife an ordained minister? (CORDSPS)
TOTAL%
1) No 130990.3
2) Yes, but not a parish pastor372.6
3) Yes, co-pastor with me493.4
4) Yes, pastor/associate of another Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) congregation422.9
5) Yes, pastor/associate of a congregation affiliated with another denomination120.8
Missing1915 
TOTAL1449100.0
247) 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 occupations10810.3
2) Professional specialty occupations68064.6
3) Technicians and related support occupations252.4
4) Sales occupations444.2
5) Administrative support occupations, including clerical15414.6
7) Protective service occupations20.2
8) Service occupations, except protective and household201.9
9) Farming, forestry, and fishing occupations30.3
10) Precision production, craft, and repair occupations101.0
11) Machine operators, assemblers, and inspectors20.2
12) Transportation and material moving occupations10.1
13) Handlers, equipment cleaners, helpers, and laborers10.1
14) Military 20.2
Missing2312 
TOTAL1052100.0
248) CLERGY AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY SAMPLE ONLY: Year ordained (YEARORD)
TOTAL%
1) 1900-1949 171.5
2) 1950-1959 20318.0
3) 1960-1969 24521.8
4) 1970-1979 26023.1
5) 1980-199140035.6
Missing2239 
TOTAL1125100.0
249) CLERGY AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY SAMPLE ONLY: Does respondent have a Bachelor's or Master's degree in Divinity? (BDMDIV)
TOTAL%
1) Has degree1531136.1
2) Does not have degree1099.7
Missing2239 
TOTAL1640100.0
250) CLERGY AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY SAMPLE ONLY: Does respondent have a Doctor of Ministry degree? (DMIN)
TOTAL%
1) Has degree30318.5
2) Does not have degree133781.5
Missing1724 
TOTAL1640100.0
251) CLERGY AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY SAMPLE ONLY: Does respondent have a Doctor of Philosophy or Theology degree? (PHDTHD)
TOTAL%
1) Has degree865.2
2) Does not have degree155494.8
Missing1724 
TOTAL1640100.0
252) CLERGY AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY SAMPLE ONLY: Does respondent have a any other degrees? (OTHDEGR)
TOTAL%
1) Has degree32519.8
2) Does not have degree131580.2
Missing1724 
TOTAL1640100.0
253) I-SEX: What is your sex? (For use with on-line analysis.) (I-SEX)
TOTAL%
1) Female 113633.9
2) Male221466.1
Missing14 
TOTAL3350100.0
254) I-MARITAL: What is your present marital status? (For use with on-line analysis.) (I-MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Married 289086.2
2) Not married46413.8
Missing10 
TOTAL3354100.0
255) I-REGION: Region (for use with on-line analysis) (I-REGION)
TOTAL%
1) South 119835.8
2) West 53516.0
3) Northeast 71521.3
4) Midwest90226.9
Missing14 
TOTAL3350100.0
256) 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-$24,99951915.9
2) $25,000-$49,999146845.0
3) $50,000-$99,999106032.5
4) $100,000 or more2146.6
Missing103 
TOTAL3261100.0
257) I-EDUCHI: What is the highest level of education you have attained? (Recoded for use with on-line analysis.) (I-EDUCHI)
TOTAL%
1) 441.3
2) High schl66419.9
3) College193558.0
4) Grad69320.8
Missing28 
TOTAL3336100.0
258) I-AGE: What is your present age? (Recoded for use with on-line analysis.) (I-AGE)
TOTAL%
1) <35 years3029.0
2) 35-44 yrs77923.3
3) 45-54 yrs72321.6
4) 55-64 yrs92027.5
5) 65+ years62318.6
Missing17 
TOTAL3347100.0
259) I-RACE: What is your race/ethnicity? (Recoded for use with on-line analysis.) (I-RACE)
TOTAL%
1) White319996.0
2) Non-white1344.0
Missing31 
TOTAL3333100.0
260) 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) Democrat127238.2
2) Independen65719.7
3) Republican136240.9
4) Other/NA431.3
Missing30 
TOTAL3334100.0
261) I-SAMPLE: Sample of respondents (for use with on-line analysis) (I-SAMPLE)
TOTAL%
1) Members84625.2
2) Elders87426.0
3) Pastors112633.5
4) Spec clerg51415.3
Missing4 
TOTAL3360100.0