Presbyterian Panel Survey, February 1995: The Bible

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All frequencies are raw numbers (no weights used).
1) [ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS] How many years have you been a member of your current congregation? (YRS_MBR)
TOTAL%
1) 1 year or less753.6
2) 2-3 years1879.0
3) 4-5 years1828.8
4) 6-10 years35016.9
5) 11-15 years24912.0
6) 16-25 years36517.6
7) 26-49 years53225.6
8) 50 years or more1376.6
Missing3401 
TOTAL2077100.0
2) [ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS] How far do you live from your congregation? (MILES1)
TOTAL%
1) 1 mile or less56927.5
2) 2-3 miles65531.6
3) 4-5 miles35717.2
4) 6-9 miles21910.6
5) 10-14 miles1567.5
6) 15 miles or more1165.6
Missing3406 
TOTAL2072100.0
3) [ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS] How often do you attend your congregation's Sunday worship services? (SUNWRSHP)
TOTAL%
1) Never110.5
2) Less than once a year180.9
3) About once or twice a year371.8
4) Several times a year1095.2
5) About once a month1245.9
6) 2-3 times a month23311.1
7) Nearly every week99747.7
8) Every week56226.9
Missing3387 
TOTAL2091100.0
4) [ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS] Other than time attending worship services, how much time do you spend in congregation-related activities? (TIME)
TOTAL%
1) A lot of time42420.3
2) A fair amount of time93144.5
3) A little time53125.4
4) No time at all2059.8
Missing3387 
TOTAL2091100.0
5) [ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS] What is the approximate number of members in your congregation? (CONGMBRS)
TOTAL%
1) 0-49743.7
2) 50-991427.1
3) 100-1491527.6
4) 150-1991296.5
5) 200-29925412.7
6) 300-49930015.1
7) 500-99929214.7
8) 1000+27613.8
9) Don't know37418.8
Missing3485 
TOTAL1993100.0
6) [ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS] At the present time, which of the following positions, if any, do you hold in the church? -- Deacon (DEACON)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked185087.7
1) Checked26012.3
Missing3368 
TOTAL2110100.0
7) [ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS] ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE DEACONS: Are you currently serving on Board of Deacons? (BRDOFDCN)
TOTAL%
1) No17771.7
2) Yes7028.3
Missing5231 
TOTAL247100.0
8) [ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS] At the present time, which of the following positions, if any, do you hold in the church? -- Elder (ELDER)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked93244.2
1) Checked117855.8
Missing3368 
TOTAL2110100.0
9) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE ELDERS: Are you currently serving on session (active)? (SRVSSSN)
TOTAL%
1) No24321.1
2) Yes90678.9
Missing4329 
TOTAL1149100.0
10) [ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS] At the present time, which of the following positions, if any, do you hold in the church? -- Trustee (TRUSTEE)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked200394.9
1) Checked1075.1
Missing3368 
TOTAL2110100.0
11) [ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS] At the present time, which of the following positions, if any, do you hold in the church? -- Chairperson of congregational committee or task force (CHRCOMM)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked174982.9
1) Checked36117.1
Missing3368 
TOTAL2110100.0
12) [ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS] At the present time, which of the following positions, if any, do you hold in the church? -- Member of congregational committee or task force (MBRCOMM)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked166478.9
1) Checked44621.1
Missing3368 
TOTAL2110100.0
13) [ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS] At the present time, which of the following positions, if any, do you hold in the church? -- Member of presbytery, synod, or General Assembly committee or task force (MBRPRESB)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked201595.5
1) Checked954.5
Missing3368 
TOTAL2110100.0
14) [ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS] At the present time, which of the following positions, if any, do you hold in the church? -- Officer of men's, women's, or youth groups (OFFICER)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked192391.1
1) Checked1878.9
Missing3368 
TOTAL2110100.0
15) [ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS] At the present time, which of the following positions, if any, do you hold in the church? -- Organist or choir director (ORGANIST)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked207798.4
1) Checked331.6
Missing3368 
TOTAL2110100.0
16) [ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS] At the present time, which of the following positions, if any, do you hold in the church? -- Teacher (TEACHER)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked179885.2
1) Checked31214.8
Missing3368 
TOTAL2110100.0
17) [ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS] At the present time, which of the following positions, if any, do you hold in the church? -- Other leadership positions (OTHPSTN)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked168679.9
1) Checked42420.1
Missing3368 
TOTAL2110100.0
18) [ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS] At the present time, which of the following positions, if any, do you hold in the church? -- Other responses (OTHRESP)
TOTAL%
1) Other leaders17342.7
2) Choir, Not applicable etc.23257.3
Missing5073 
TOTAL405100.0
19) [ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS] Have you been baptized? (BAPTIZED)
TOTAL%
1) No170.8
2) Yes203498.7
3) Yes, more than once90.4
Missing3418 
TOTAL2060100.0
20) [ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS] ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE BEEN BAPTIZED: How old were you when you were baptized? (AGE_BAPT)
TOTAL%
1) 1 year or younger82940.8
2) 2-4 years793.9
3) 5-9 years1266.2
4) 10-14 years41620.5
5) 15-19 years894.4
6) 20-29 years1055.2
7) 30 or older763.7
99) Don't know31115.3
Missing3447 
TOTAL2031100.0
21) [ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS] ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE BEEN BAPTIZED: Were you baptized in a Presbyterian church? (BAPTPRCH)
TOTAL%
1) No110153.3
2) Yes94145.5
3) Don't know241.2
Missing3412 
TOTAL2066100.0
22) [ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS] Have you been confirmed? (CONFIRMD)
TOTAL%
1) No35317.7
2) Yes164482.3
Missing3481 
TOTAL1997100.0
23) [ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS] Were you raised in the congregation you currently belong to? (RSDINCON)
TOTAL%
1) No169781.0
2) Yes39919.0
Missing3382 
TOTAL2096100.0
24) [ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS] ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO WERE NOT RAISED IN THE CONGREGATION THEY CURRENTLY BELONG TO: How were you introduced to your current congregation? 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. (INTROCH1)
TOTAL%
1) Yes39137.7
2) No64762.3
Missing4440 
TOTAL1038100.0
25) [ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS] ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO WERE NOT RAISED IN THE CONGREGATION THEY CURRENTLY BELONG TO: How were you introduced to your current congregation? 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. (INTROCH2)
TOTAL%
1) Yes72362.0
2) No44338.0
Missing4312 
TOTAL1166100.0
26) [ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS] ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO WERE NOT RAISED IN THE CONGREGATION THEY CURRENTLY BELONG TO: How were you introduced to your current congregation? 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. (INTROCH3)
TOTAL%
1) Yes26425.5
2) No77074.5
Missing4444 
TOTAL1034100.0
27) [ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS] ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO WERE NOT RAISED IN THE CONGREGATION THEY CURRENTLY BELONG TO: How were you introduced to your current congregation? 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. (INTROCH4)
TOTAL%
1) Yes45743.2
2) No60056.8
Missing4421 
TOTAL1057100.0
28) [ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS] ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO WERE NOT RAISED IN THE CONGREGATION THEY CURRENTLY BELONG TO: How were you introduced to your current congregation? 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. (INTROCH5)
TOTAL%
1) Yes333.6
2) No89296.4
Missing4553 
TOTAL925100.0
29) [ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS] ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO WERE NOT RAISED IN THE CONGREGATION THEY CURRENTLY BELONG TO: How were you introduced to your current congregation? 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. (INTROCH6)
TOTAL%
1) Yes40441.2
2) No57658.8
Missing4498 
TOTAL980100.0
30) [ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS] ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO WERE NOT RAISED IN THE CONGREGATION THEY CURRENTLY BELONG TO: How were you introduced to your current congregation? 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. (INTROCH7)
TOTAL%
1) Yes24224.3
2) No75375.7
Missing4483 
TOTAL995100.0
31) [ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS] ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO WERE NOT RAISED IN THE CONGREGATION THEY CURRENTLY BELONG TO: Which one of these reasons was the most important in your introduction to your current congregation? (INTROCH8)
TOTAL%
1) I was looking for a nearby church, regardless of denomination16011.3
2) I was looking for a Presbyterian church47733.7
3) I was introduced by a relative who is/was a member of the congregation19413.7
4) I was introduced by a friend/neighbor/acquaintance who is/was a member of the congregation31322.1
5) I was one of the charter members161.1
6) I heard or read about the church and decided to try it1289.0
7) The pastor visited or called me1238.7
8) Not applicable50.4
Missing4062 
TOTAL1416100.0
32) [ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS] ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO WERE NOT RAISED IN THE CONGREGATION THEY CURRENTLY BELONG TO: 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. (WHYBLNG1)
TOTAL%
1) Yes64855.1
2) No52844.9
Missing4302 
TOTAL1176100.0
33) [ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS] ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO WERE NOT RAISED IN THE CONGREGATION THEY CURRENTLY BELONG TO: 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. (WHYBLNG2)
TOTAL%
1) Yes51945.5
2) No62254.5
Missing4337 
TOTAL1141100.0
34) [ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS] ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO WERE NOT RAISED IN THE CONGREGATION THEY CURRENTLY BELONG TO: 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. (WHYBLNG3)
TOTAL%
1) Yes49741.5
2) No70158.5
Missing4280 
TOTAL1198100.0
35) [ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS] ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO WERE NOT RAISED IN THE CONGREGATION THEY CURRENTLY BELONG TO: 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. (WHYBLNG4)
TOTAL%
1) Yes14713.5
2) No94586.5
Missing4386 
TOTAL1092100.0
36) [ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS] ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO WERE NOT RAISED IN THE CONGREGATION THEY CURRENTLY BELONG TO: 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. (WHYBLNG5)
TOTAL%
1) Yes46640.8
2) No67659.2
Missing4336 
TOTAL1142100.0
37) [ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS] ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO WERE NOT RAISED IN THE CONGREGATION THEY CURRENTLY BELONG TO: 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. (WHYBLNG6)
TOTAL%
1) Yes115988.4
2) No15211.6
Missing4167 
TOTAL1311100.0
38) [ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS] ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO WERE NOT RAISED IN THE CONGREGATION THEY CURRENTLY BELONG TO: 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. (WHYBLNG7)
TOTAL%
1) Yes105783.6
2) No20816.4
Missing4213 
TOTAL1265100.0
39) [ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS] ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO WERE NOT RAISED IN THE CONGREGATION THEY CURRENTLY BELONG TO: 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. (WHYBLNG8)
TOTAL%
1) Yes100080.6
2) No24019.4
Missing4238 
TOTAL1240100.0
40) [ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS] ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO WERE NOT RAISED IN THE CONGREGATION THEY CURRENTLY BELONG TO: 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. (WHYBLNG9)
TOTAL%
1) Yes18116.5
2) No91983.5
Missing4378 
TOTAL1100100.0
41) [ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS] ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO WERE NOT RAISED IN THE CONGREGATION THEY CURRENTLY BELONG TO: 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. (YBLNG10)
TOTAL%
1) Yes27424.8
2) No82975.2
Missing4375 
TOTAL1103100.0
42) [ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS] ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO WERE NOT RAISED IN THE CONGREGATION THEY CURRENTLY BELONG TO: 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. (YBLNG11)
TOTAL%
1) Yes86572.0
2) No33728.0
Missing4276 
TOTAL1202100.0
43) [ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS] ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO WERE NOT RAISED IN THE CONGREGATION THEY CURRENTLY BELONG TO: Which one of these reasons was the most important in your decision to join your current congregation? (YBLNG12)
TOTAL%
1) I appreciated the education program for children1107.3
2) My children enjoyed the activities of this congregation654.3
3) It was the closest Presbyterian church17111.4
4) It was the closest church251.7
5) Friends invited me to join714.7
6) I found the members very friendly25517.0
7) I found the pastor's sermons to be very meaningful24816.5
8) I was impressed by the pastor18712.4
9) I married a member of the congregation15110.0
10) I was impressed by how active the church was in social justice issues251.7
11) The congregation seemed spiritually alive19112.7
12) Other40.3
Missing3975 
TOTAL1503100.0
44) During your life, have you ever belonged to a congregation affiliated with a denomination other than Presbyterian? (OTHDENOM)
TOTAL%
1) No168048.8
2) Yes176651.2
Missing2032 
TOTAL3446100.0
45) [ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS] ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE EVER BELONGED TO A CONGREGATION WITH A DENOMINATION OTHER THAN PRESBYTERIAN: How many years have you belonged to a Presbyterian congregation? (YRSPRSB)
TOTAL%
1) 1 year or less232.0
2) 2-3 years686.0
3) 4-5 years817.2
4) 6-10 years17615.6
5) 11-15 years14412.7
6) 16-25 years19917.6
7) 26-49 years37733.4
8) 50+ years625.5
Missing4348 
TOTAL1130100.0
46) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE EVER BELONGED TO A CONGREGATION WITH A DENOMINATION OTHER THAN PRESBYTERIAN: Please indicate the other denomination(s) to which you have belonged. -- Answer one (OTDENOM1)
TOTAL%
1) Baptist48027.7
2) Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)724.2
3) Episcopalian1046.0
4) Lutheran21612.5
5) Methodist37721.7
6) Reformed1428.2
7) Roman Catholic1186.8
8) United Church of Christ663.8
9) Other1599.2
Missing3744 
TOTAL1734100.0
47) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE EVER BELONGED TO A CONGREGATION WITH A DENOMINATION OTHER THAN PRESBYTERIAN: Please indicate the other denomination(s) to which you have belonged. -- Answer two (OTDENOM2)
TOTAL%
1) Baptist235.9
2) Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)112.8
3) Episcopalian153.8
4) Lutheran4210.7
5) Methodist8922.6
6) Reformed4511.5
7) Roman Catholic348.7
8) United Church of Christ4010.2
9) Other9423.9
Missing5085 
TOTAL393100.0
48) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE EVER BELONGED TO A CONGREGATION WITH A DENOMINATION OTHER THAN PRESBYTERIAN: Please indicate the other denomination(s) to which you have belonged. -- Answer three (OTDENOM3)
TOTAL%
1) Baptist58.3
3) Episcopalian11.7
4) Lutheran58.3
5) Methodist915.0
6) Reformed1118.3
7) Roman Catholic813.3
8) United Church of Christ813.3
9) Other1321.7
Missing5418 
TOTAL60100.0
49) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE EVER BELONGED TO A CONGREGATION WITH A DENOMINATION OTHER THAN PRESBYTERIAN: Please indicate the other denomination(s) to which you have belonged. -- Answer four (OTDENOM4)
TOTAL%
6) Reformed228.6
8) United Church of Christ228.6
9) Other342.9
Missing5471 
TOTAL7100.0
50) In what religious denomination were you reared? (If you were part of more than one denomination during your youth, answer by selecting the one in which you were the most involved.) (DENOMRRD)
TOTAL%
1) Baptist3389.8
2) Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)611.8
3) Episcopalian661.9
4) Lutheran1253.6
5) Methodist41212.0
6) Presbyterian178752.1
7) Reformed702.0
8) Roman Catholic1404.1
9) United Church of Christ641.9
10) None1233.6
11) Other2467.2
Missing2046 
TOTAL3432100.0
51) When you were a teenager, how often did each of your parents attend religious services? -- Father (FTHR_CH)
TOTAL%
1) Never45013.4
2) Less than once a year1664.9
3) About once or twice a year2507.4
4) Several times a year2788.3
5) About once a month1444.3
6) 2-3 times a month2718.1
7) Nearly every week70521.0
8) Every week109332.5
9) Don't know10.0
Missing2120 
TOTAL3358100.0
52) When you were a teenager, how often did each of your parents attend religious services? -- Mother (MTHR_CH)
TOTAL%
1) Never2086.0
2) Less than once a year1183.4
3) About once or twice a year1654.8
4) Several times a year2687.7
5) About once a month1273.7
6) 2-3 times a month3409.8
7) Nearly every week90526.1
8) Every week133238.5
Missing2015 
TOTAL3463100.0
53) [ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS] Can you recall a period of two years or more when you did not attend church at all (with the exception of weddings, funerals and special holidays such as Christmas and Easter)? (NOCHURCH)
TOTAL%
1) No114856.1
2) Yes89843.9
Missing3432 
TOTAL2046100.0
54) [ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS] ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO CAN RECALL A PERIOD OF TWO OR MORE YEARS WHEN THEY DID NOT ATTEND CHURCH AT ALL (WITH THE EXCEPTION OF WEDDINGS, FUNERALS, AND SPECIAL HOLIDAYS SUCH AS CHRISTMAS AND EASTER): At what age, approximately, did you stop attending church? (AGENOCHR)
TOTAL%
1) 14 years of age or less889.8
2) 15-19 years37041.2
3) 20-24 years24627.4
4) 25-29 years606.7
5) 30-39 years546.0
6) 40-49 years343.8
7) 50 years of age or more364.0
8) As an adult (not otherwise specified)91.0
Missing4581 
TOTAL897100.0
55) [ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS] ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO CAN RECALL A PERIOD OF TWO OR MORE YEARS WHEN THEY DID NOT ATTEND CHURCH AT ALL (WITH THE EXCEPTION OF WEDDINGS, FUNERALS AND SPECIAL HOLIDAYS SUCH AS CHRISTMAS AND EASTER): At what age, approximately, did you start attending again? (AGEATTND)
TOTAL%
1) 14 years or age or less70.8
2) 15-19 years313.5
3) 20-24 years21224.1
4) 25-29 years24928.4
5) 30-39 years22926.1
6) 40-49 years778.8
7) 50 years of age or more738.3
Missing4600 
TOTAL878100.0
56) [ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS] ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO CAN RECALL A PERIOD OF TWO OR MORE YEARS WHEN THEY DID NOT ATTEND CHURCH AT ALL (WITH THE EXCEPTION OF WEDDINGS, FUNERALS AND SPECIAL HOLIDAYS SUCH AS CHRISTMAS AND EASTER): Please tell us, briefly, the reason(s) you stopped attending. (WHYNOCHR)
TOTAL%
1) Grew up, started making my own decisions, and decided to stop going to church586.8
2) Moved to different community and never got involved in a new church; went into military; no way to get to church31336.9
3) Found other interests and activities which led me to spend less and less time on church-related activities819.6
4) Had specific problems with, or objections to, the church, its teachings, its members, the minister, or the denomination (Protestant, Catholic, etc.)849.9
5) The church no longer was a help to me in finding the meaning and purpose of life627.3
6) Felt my lifestyle was no longer compatible with participation in the church172.0
7) Poor health131.5
8) Home/kids/work schedule interfered738.6
9) Divorced, separated111.3
10) Don't know172.0
11) Married, re-married (change in marital status)141.7
12) Family or family member pulls in other directions657.7
13) Describes specific situation that caused leaving church313.7
14) No church in the area/none liked/wrong denomination40.5
16) Personal50.6
Missing4630 
TOTAL848100.0
57) [ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS] ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO CAN RECALL A PERIOD OF TWO OR MORE YEARS WHEN THEY DID NOT ATTEND CHURCH AT ALL (WITH THE EXCEPTION OF WEDDINGS, FUNERALS AND SPECIAL HOLIDAYS SUCH AS CHRISTMAS AND EASTER): When you began attending again, what situation or event was most important in your decision to attend? (WHYATTND)
TOTAL%
1) I didn't start again; I have not begun to attend again; not attending91.1
2) Want children to have religious instruction; having a family; my children brought me back; birth of child; wanted children baptized24929.8
3) Self-need; it was a help to me physically and mentally; thought something was missing in my life; realized I needed it again; personal need; family crisis13816.5
4) Accompanied spouse/relative; engagement; my wife/husband, other family members encouraged me516.1
5) Wanted to go back; just for fun; my desire to go; I just went back; thought I should attend chrurch718.5
6) Moved back home/back to home church; my husband got out of the military and we moved back home; returned to this community414.9
7) Religious experience/accepted Jesus Christ; had a moving experience; when I asked the Lord Jesus Christ to come into my heart; while in a service I had a religious vision and I made a commitment; feel God called; near death364.3
8) Someone invited me back273.2
9) Marriage/divorce/re-marriage10612.7
10) My health returned (I had been sick)81.0
12) Don't know; can't remember50.6
13) Enjoyed the people and the programs; worship service; being in a church community526.2
14) Situation that caused leaving was resolved so could return161.9
15) The pastor (sermons, style)202.4
16) Death in the family60.7
Missing4643 
TOTAL835100.0
58) Most of us would describe our theology using the terms listed below. When you think about your theological position, which word or phrase best describes where you stand? (POS_THEO)
TOTAL%
1) Very conservative1243.6
2) Conservative90726.2
3) Moderate165847.9
4) Liberal59917.3
5) Very liberal1664.8
6) Other responses90.3
Missing2015 
TOTAL3463100.0
59) Everyone must make many important decisions during his or her life, such as which occupation to pursue, what goals to strive for, for whom to vote, 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? (RELDECIS)
TOTAL%
1) I seldom, if ever, base such decisions on my religious faith992.8
2) I sometimes base such decisions on my religious faith, but definitely do not most of the time2427.0
3) I feel that most of my important decisions are based on my religious faith, but usually in a general, unconscious way134638.7
4) I feel that most of my important decisions are based on my religious faith, and I usually consciously attempt to make them so179151.5
Missing2000 
TOTAL3478100.0
60) Have you ever tried to encourage someone to believe in Jesus Christ or to accept Him as a personal savior? (EVANGLZE)
TOTAL%
1) No85524.6
2) Yes262575.4
Missing1998 
TOTAL3480100.0
61) Would you say you have had a conversion experience, that is, a turning point in your life when you committed yourself to Christ? (CNVRTEXP)
TOTAL%
1) No154444.8
2) Yes190255.2
Missing2032 
TOTAL3446100.0
62) Listed below are three statements concerning the Bible. For each, indicate your level of agreement or disagreement. -- As written in the original languages, the Bible is infallible. (BIBLE1)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree61017.9
2) Agree73921.7
3) Neither agree nor disagree76122.4
4) Disagree78123.0
5) Strongly disagree51015.0
Missing2077 
TOTAL3401100.0
63) Listed below are three statements concerning the Bible. For each, indicate your level of agreement or disagreement. -- The Bible is the inerrant word of God, accurate in every detail. (BIBLE2)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree40311.8
2) Agree65719.3
3) Neither agree nor disagree62518.3
4) Disagree92627.2
5) Strongly disagree79623.4
Missing2071 
TOTAL3407100.0
64) Listed below are three statements concerning the Bible. For each, indicate your level of agreement or disagreement. -- The Genesis creation stories are there more to tell us about God's involvement than to give us a precise "how" and "when." (BIBLE3)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree131238.4
2) Agree156045.6
3) Neither agree nor disagree3028.8
4) Disagree1614.7
5) Strongly disagree842.5
Missing2059 
TOTAL3419100.0
65) How important is each of the following to you personally? -- Knowing there is a God (FAITH1)
TOTAL%
1) Most important279980.5
2) Important64418.5
3) Not very important210.6
4) Not important at all120.3
Missing2002 
TOTAL3476100.0
66) How important is each of the following to you personally? -- Knowing that God loves me (FAITH2)
TOTAL%
1) Most important279380.5
2) Important62518.0
3) Not very important401.2
4) Not important at all120.3
Missing2008 
TOTAL3470100.0
67) How important is each of the following to you personally? -- Trying to lead a good Christian life (FAITH3)
TOTAL%
1) Most important185253.6
2) Important156445.3
3) Not very important371.1
4) Not important at all30.1
Missing2022 
TOTAL3456100.0
68) How important is each of the following to you personally? -- Helping others who are in need (FAITH4)
TOTAL%
1) Most important156045.3
2) Important183053.2
3) Not very important521.5
Missing2036 
TOTAL3442100.0
69) How important is each of the following to you personally? -- Accepting Jesus Christ as my personal savior (FAITH5)
TOTAL%
1) Most important219063.8
2) Important96728.2
3) Not very important2336.8
4) Not important at all411.2
Missing2047 
TOTAL3431100.0
70) How important is each of the following to you personally? -- Knowing the distinctive doctrines of the Presbyterian Church (FAITH6)
TOTAL%
1) Most important2778.1
2) Important196157.1
3) Not very important107831.4
4) Not important at all1193.5
Missing2043 
TOTAL3435100.0
71) How important is each of the following to you personally? -- Attending worship services (FAITH7)
TOTAL%
1) Most important130637.9
2) Important190055.2
3) Not very important2146.2
4) Not important at all240.7
Missing2034 
TOTAL3444100.0
72) How important is each of the following to you personally? -- Working to bring about social justice (FAITH8)
TOTAL%
1) Most important68520.2
2) Important201759.5
3) Not very important62518.4
4) Not important at all611.8
Missing2090 
TOTAL3388100.0
73) How important is each of the following to you personally? -- Telling others about Jesus (FAITH9)
TOTAL%
1) Most important88826.1
2) Important179052.5
3) Not very important64418.9
4) Not important at all852.5
Missing2071 
TOTAL3407100.0
74) How important is each of the following to you personally? -- Belonging to this particular denomination (FAITH10)
TOTAL%
1) Most important37210.9
2) Important172850.4
3) Not very important111432.5
4) Not important at all2136.2
Missing2051 
TOTAL3427100.0
75) How important is each of the following to you personally? -- Church membership in general (FAITH11)
TOTAL%
1) Most important97728.4
2) Important207360.2
3) Not very important34610.1
4) Not important at all451.3
Missing2037 
TOTAL3441100.0
76) How important is each of the following to you personally? -- Religion in my life (FAITH12)
TOTAL%
1) Most important183253.3
2) Important145442.3
3) Not very important1273.7
4) Not important at all220.6
Missing2043 
TOTAL3435100.0
77) How important is each of the following to you personally? -- Socializing with persons with similar values (FAITH13)
TOTAL%
1) Most important52715.3
2) Important206659.9
3) Not very important75021.7
4) Not important at all1083.1
Missing2027 
TOTAL3451100.0
78) Listed below are statements expressing attitudes toward people in other countries who have never heard about Christ. Please indicate the strength of your agreement with each item by circling the appropriate response. -- I believe that if we do not preach Christ to them, they will be damned forever. (NOTBLVR1)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree1414.1
2) Agree2417.1
3) Neither agree nor disagree68320.0
4) Disagree122936.0
5) Strongly disagree112032.8
Missing2064 
TOTAL3414100.0
79) Listed below are statements expressing attitudes toward people in other countries who have never heard about Christ. Please indicate the strength of your agreement with each item by circling the appropriate response. -- I don't believe they will be damned, but I do have a desire to share the love of Christ with them. (NOTBLVR2)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree83824.3
2) Agree179352.0
3) Neither agree nor disagree52615.3
4) Disagree2035.9
5) Strongly disagree882.6
Missing2030 
TOTAL3448100.0
80) Listed below are statements expressing attitudes toward people in other countries who have never heard about Christ. Please indicate the strength of your agreement with each item by circling the appropriate response. -- I believe that we shouldn't worry about them because there are so many people in this country who haven't heard about Christ. (NOTBLVR3)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree361.1
2) Agree1494.4
3) Neither agree nor disagree57416.8
4) Disagree166348.6
5) Strongly disagree99929.2
Missing2057 
TOTAL3421100.0
81) Listed below are statements expressing attitudes toward people in other countries who have never heard about Christ. Please indicate the strength of your agreement with each item by circling the appropriate response. -- I believe that we should respect their religions and stop trying to impose Christianity on them. (NOTBLVR4)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree2507.3
2) Agree81423.8
3) Neither agree nor disagree95527.9
4) Disagree92227.0
5) Strongly disagree47914.0
Missing2058 
TOTAL3420100.0
82) Please indicate the strength of your agreement or disagreement with each of the following statements -- All the different religions are equally good ways of helping a person find ultimate truth (For information on Index Construction, see Data File Summary). (BELIEF1)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree1323.8
2) Agree63918.5
3) Neither agree nor disagree55216.0
4) Disagree133338.7
5) Strongly disagree79022.9
Missing2032 
TOTAL3446100.0
83) Please indicate the strength of your agreement or disagreement with each of the following statements -- Not all the churches have God's Truth; many are in serious error (For information on Index Construction, see Data File Summary). (BELIEF2)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree47613.9
2) Agree145442.4
3) Neither agree nor disagree96728.2
4) Disagree44312.9
5) Strongly disagree882.6
Missing2050 
TOTAL3428100.0
84) Please indicate the strength of your agreement or disagreement with each of the following statements -- The only absolute truth for humankind is Jesus Christ (For information on Index Construction, see Data File Summary). (BELIEF3)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree121035.3
2) Agree108131.5
3) Neither agree nor disagree57416.7
4) Disagree45513.3
5) Strongly disagree1093.2
Missing2049 
TOTAL3429100.0
85) Please indicate the strength of your agreement or disagreement with each of the following statements -- All the great religions of the world are equally good and true (For information on Index Construction, see Data File Summary). (BELIEF4)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree702.0
2) Agree38811.3
3) Neither agree nor disagree83224.2
4) Disagree140741.0
5) Strongly disagree73721.5
Missing2044 
TOTAL3434100.0
86) Please indicate the strength of your agreement or disagreement with each of the following statements -- Only the followers of Jesus Christ and members of His church can be saved (For information on Index Construction, see Data File Summary). (BELIEF5)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree48114.0
2) Agree64118.7
3) Neither agree nor disagree77522.6
4) Disagree109932.0
5) Strongly disagree43612.7
Missing2046 
TOTAL3432100.0
87) Please indicate the strength of your agreement or disagreement with each of the following statements -- The primary purpose of men and women in this life is to prepare for the next life (For information on Index Construction, see Data File Summary). (BELIEF6)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree2477.2
2) Agree60717.7
3) Neither agree nor disagree72121.0
4) Disagree134139.0
5) Strongly disagree52315.2
Missing2039 
TOTAL3439100.0
88) Please indicate the strength of your agreement or disagreement with each of the following statements -- It is not as important to worry about life after death as what one can do in this life (For information on Index Construction, see Data File Summary). (BELIEF7)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree51515.0
2) Agree164947.9
3) Neither agree nor disagree53315.5
4) Disagree60417.6
5) Strongly disagree1384.0
Missing2039 
TOTAL3439100.0
89) Please indicate the strength of your agreement or disagreement with each of the following statements -- I believe in a divine judgment after death where some shall be rewarded and others punished (For information on Index Construction, see Data File Summary). (BELIEF8)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree63518.4
2) Agree148643.0
3) Neither agree nor disagree76422.1
4) Disagree42812.4
5) Strongly disagree1414.1
Missing2024 
TOTAL3454100.0
90) Please indicate the strength of your agreement or disagreement with each of the following statements -- Today, people should think for themselves about religion and not accept the teachings of any one church (For information on Index Construction, see Data File Summary). (BELIEF9)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree1333.9
2) Agree90826.6
3) Neither agree nor disagree79123.1
4) Disagree135539.6
5) Strongly disagree2316.8
Missing2060 
TOTAL3418100.0
91) Please indicate the strength of your agreement or disagreement with each of the following statements -- The individual can find religious truth without any help from a church (For information on Index Construction, see Data File Summary). (BELIEF10)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree802.3
2) Agree70320.4
3) Neither agree nor disagree57416.7
4) Disagree161346.9
5) Strongly disagree46813.6
Missing2040 
TOTAL3438100.0
92) Please indicate the strength of your agreement or disagreement with each of the following statements -- Religious ideas should be the result of the individual's search, without regard to any churches or church teachings (For information on Index Construction, see Data File Summary). (BELIEF11)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree431.3
2) Agree3189.3
3) Neither agree nor disagree51014.9
4) Disagree202058.9
5) Strongly disagree54115.8
Missing2046 
TOTAL3432100.0
93) Please indicate the strength of your agreement or disagreement with each of the following statements -- To know God's Truth, it is important to follow the teachings of ministers (For information on Index Construction, see Data File Summary). (BELIEF12)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree661.9
2) Agree74021.7
3) Neither agree nor disagree125936.8
4) Disagree115733.9
5) Strongly disagree1965.7
Missing2060 
TOTAL3418100.0
94) Please indicate the strength of your agreement or disagreement with each of the following statements -- God's Truth was given to the church, and all persons must follow the church's teachings (For information on Index Construction, see Data File Summary). (BELIEF13)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree802.3
2) Agree62418.3
3) Neither agree nor disagree110732.5
4) Disagree132238.8
5) Strongly disagree2768.1
Missing2069 
TOTAL3409100.0
95) What is your sex? (GENDER)
TOTAL%
1) Female137139.1
2) Male213260.9
Missing1975 
TOTAL3503100.0
96) What is your present age? (AGE1)
TOTAL%
1) 15 or younger70.2
2) 16-19280.8
3) 20-24230.7
4) 25-29692.0
5) 30-341995.7
6) 35-3935810.2
7) 40-4445112.9
8) 45-4941611.9
9) 50-5437410.7
10) 55-5941611.9
11) 60-6438711.1
12) 65-693239.2
13) 70-742276.5
14) 75-791153.3
15) 80-84722.1
16) 85 or older290.8
Missing1984 
TOTAL3494100.0
97) Which of the categories below most closely describes the place in which you currently live? (PRSNTHME)
TOTAL%
1) In open country, but not on a farm38511.1
2) On a farm1273.7
3) In a small city or town (under 50,000 population)107331.0
4) In a medium-size city (50,000-250,000 population)48614.1
5) In a suburb near a medium-size city3109.0
6) In a large city (over 250,000 population)42312.2
7) In a suburb near a large city65418.9
Missing2020 
TOTAL3458100.0
98) What is your present marital status? (MARSTAT1)
TOTAL%
1) Married290283.8
2) Not married56016.2
Missing2016 
TOTAL3462100.0
99) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHOSE PRESENT MARITAL STATUS IS "MARRIED": Have you had a previous marriage (or marriages)? (PRIORMAR)
TOTAL%
1) No235083.0
2) Yes, I was widowed531.9
3) Yes, I was divorced41614.7
4) Yes, I was both widowed and divorced110.4
Missing2648 
TOTAL2830100.0
100) [ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS] ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHOSE PRESENT MARITAL STATUS IS "MARRIED": Please indicate the faith in which husband/wife was reared (SPSDENOM)
TOTAL%
1) Baptist19311.8
2) Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)543.3
3) Episcopalian533.2
4) Lutheran945.7
5) Methodist25015.3
6) Presbyterian56034.3
7) Reformed261.6
8) Roman Catholic18011.0
9) United Church of Christ382.3
10) None613.7
11) Other1267.7
Missing3843 
TOTAL1635100.0
101) [ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS] ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHOSE PRESENT MARITAL STATUS IS "MARRIED": Please indicate your husband's or wife's current religious affiliation. (SPSRELIG)
TOTAL%
1) Baptist110.7
2) Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)30.2
3) Episcopalian30.2
4) Lutheran60.4
5) Methodist130.8
6) Presbyterian143688.3
7) Reformed10.1
8) Roman Catholic392.4
9) United Church of Christ50.3
10) None875.3
11) Other231.4
Missing3851 
TOTAL1627100.0
102) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHOSE PRESENT MARITAL STATUS IS NOT MARRIED: Have you ever been married? (MRRDBEFR)
TOTAL%
1) No22341.0
2) Yes, but I am now widowed16630.5
3) Yes, but I am now divorced14025.7
4) Yes, but I am both widowed and divorced152.8
Missing4934 
TOTAL544100.0
103) [ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS] Please answer these questions about yourself and your husband or wife (if married). What are your employment statuses? -- You (EMPLYMNT)
TOTAL%
1) Employed full time85941.6
2) Employed part time1969.5
3) Self-employed1668.0
4) Unemployed170.8
5) Retired60329.2
6) Full-time homemaker1778.6
7) Student391.9
8) Other100.5
Missing3411 
TOTAL2067100.0
104) [ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS] ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHOSE PRESENT MARITAL STATUS IS "MARRIED": Please answer these questions about yourself and your husband or wife. What are your employment statuses? -- Your Spouse (SPSEMPLY)
TOTAL%
1) Employed full time69642.0
2) Employed part time1539.2
3) Self-employed1348.1
4) Unemployed271.6
5) Retired41925.3
6) Full-time homemaker21312.9
7) Student70.4
8) Other80.5
Missing3821 
TOTAL1657100.0
105) [ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS] Which category best describes your usual occupations? (If retired, homemaker, or otherwise not currently employed, answer as regards your prior employment, if any.) -- Self (OCCUPTN)
TOTAL%
1) Clerk, secretary, or other administrative support34116.8
2) Executive, manager, or administrator40620.1
3) Farming, forestry, or fishing442.2
4) Household service130.6
5) Machine operator, assembler, or fabricator452.2
6) Mechanic, construction, or repair (plumbing, electrical)562.8
7) Military, police, other protective service261.3
8) Professional (incl. teacher, engineer, physician, lawyer, scientist, minister)77538.3
9) Sales1205.9
10) Technician or technologist613.0
11) Transportation or material moving241.2
12) Other311.5
13) Other services241.2
14) Homemaker351.7
15) None231.1
Missing3454 
TOTAL2024100.0
106) [ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS] ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHOSE PRESENT MARITAL STATUS IS "MARRIED": Which category best describes your usual occupations? (If retired, homemaker, or otherwise not currently employed, answer as regards your prior employment, if any.) -- Your Spouse (SPSOCCUP)
TOTAL%
1) Clerk, secretary, or other administrative support27016.9
2) Executive, manager, or administrator28017.5
3) Farming, forestry, or fishing442.8
4) Household service452.8
5) Machine operator, assembler, or fabricator493.1
6) Mechanic, construction, or repair (plumbing, electrical)684.3
7) Military, police, other protective service271.7
8) Professional (incl. teacher, engineer, physician, lawyer, scientist, minister)57235.8
9) Sales744.6
10) Technician or technologist553.4
11) Transportation or material moving281.8
12) Other241.5
13) Other service90.6
14) Homemaker513.2
15) None10.1
Missing3881 
TOTAL1597100.0
107) [ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS] What is the highest level of education each of you has completed? -- You (EDUCATN)
TOTAL%
1) Less than eight years of formal education80.4
2) Completed eighth grade110.5
3) Some high school512.5
4) Completed high school30714.9
5) Some college44521.6
6) Graduated from college50224.3
7) Some graduate work25912.6
8) A graduate degree48023.3
Missing3415 
TOTAL2063100.0
108) [ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS] ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHOSE PRESENT MARITAL STATUS IS "MARRIED": Please answer these questions about yourself and your husband or wife. What is the highest level of education each of you has completed? -- Your Spouse (SPSEDUC)
TOTAL%
1) Less than eight years of formal education40.2
2) Completed eighth grade110.7
3) Some high school573.4
4) Completed high school32219.3
5) Some college36021.6
6) Graduated from college41825.0
7) Some graduate work1529.1
8) A graduate degree34620.7
Missing3808 
TOTAL1670100.0
109) How many children have you given birth to or fathered? (Do not count any stepchildren or adopted children.) (KIDS)
TOTAL%
0) None36511.2
1) 143513.3
2) 2122537.5
3) 375523.1
4) 432510.0
5) 51053.2
6) 6381.2
7) 7 or more180.6
Missing2212 
TOTAL3266100.0
110) Do you have any legally adopted children? (ADPTKID)
TOTAL%
1) No322092.8
2) Yes2517.2
Missing2007 
TOTAL3471100.0
111) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE LEGALLY ADOPTED CHILDREN: How many? (NOADPTKD)
TOTAL%
1) 115662.4
2) 28232.8
3) 372.8
4) 431.2
5) 510.4
6) 6 or more10.4
Missing5228 
TOTAL250100.0
112) Do you have any stepchildren (that is, did your spouse already have children at the time of your marriage)? (STEPKID)
TOTAL%
1) No309390.0
2) Yes34310.0
Missing2042 
TOTAL3436100.0
113) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE STEPCHILDREN: How many? (NUMSTPKD)
TOTAL%
1) 19327.5
2) 213941.1
3) 35716.9
4) 4329.5
5) 582.4
6) 661.8
7) 730.9
Missing5140 
TOTAL338100.0
114) If you have ever had any children, please list the current age for each (including any adopted or stepchildren). -- Child one (AGEKID1)
TOTAL%
1) 5 years or less1976.6
2) 6-17 years68122.9
3) 18-24 years41714.0
4) 25 years or older168256.5
Missing2501 
TOTAL2977100.0
115) If you have ever had any children, please list the current age for each (including any adopted or stepchildren). -- Child two (AGEKID2)
TOTAL%
1) 5 years or less2218.6
2) 6-17 years62224.1
3) 18-24 years38314.8
4) 25 years or older135552.5
5) Child deceased10.0
Missing2896 
TOTAL2582100.0
116) If you have ever had any children, please list the current age for each (including any adopted or stepchildren). -- Child three (AGEKID3)
TOTAL%
1) 5 years or less1108.1
2) 6-17 years26819.7
3) 18-24 years17412.8
4) 25 years or older80659.3
5) Child deceased20.1
Missing4118 
TOTAL1360100.0
117) If you have ever had any children, please list the current age for each (including any adopted or stepchildren). -- Child four (AGEKID4)
TOTAL%
1) 5 years or less386.4
2) 6-17 years9516.0
3) 18-24 years9115.4
4) 25 years or older36762.0
5) Child deceased10.2
Missing4886 
TOTAL592100.0
118) If you have ever had any children, please list the current age for each (including any adopted or stepchildren). -- Child five (AGEKID5)
TOTAL%
1) 5 years or less114.7
2) 6-17 years2912.4
3) 18-24 years4418.8
4) 25 years or older15064.1
Missing5244 
TOTAL234100.0
119) If you have ever had any children, please list the current age for each (including any adopted or stepchildren). -- Child six (AGEKID6)
TOTAL%
1) 5 years or less22.1
2) 6-17 years1717.5
3) 18-24 years1818.6
4) 25 years or older6061.9
Missing5381 
TOTAL97100.0
120) Generally speaking, do you think of yourself as a Democrat, Independent, Republican, or other? (POLPRTY)
TOTAL%
1) Democrat130237.5
2) Independent68119.6
3) Republican143741.4
4) All other responses531.5
Missing2005 
TOTAL3473100.0
121) [ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS] Which of these terms best describes your usual stand on political issues? (POLISSUE)
TOTAL%
1) Very liberal291.4
2) Liberal25212.3
3) Moderate97647.5
4) Conservative71634.8
5) Very conservative824.0
Missing3423 
TOTAL2055100.0
122) How many people (including yourself) live in your household? (Do not count/include students who live elsewhere while they attend college or university.) (SIZEOFHH)
TOTAL%
1) I live alone39711.4
2) Two of us156544.8
3) Three of us59917.1
4) Four of us61217.5
5) Five of us2256.4
6) Six of us651.9
7) Seven or more of us120.3
8) Not applicable (I live in a dormitory, nursing home or other institutional housing210.6
Missing1982 
TOTAL3496100.0
123) From the list below, select the choice that best describes all of the people in the household in which you live. (TYPEOFHH)
TOTAL%
1) A single adult, living alone37911.0
2) A single parent, living with one or more children702.0
3) A married couple, no children in household143641.7
4) A married couple, living with one or more children139040.4
5) An unmarried couple, no children in household90.3
6) An unmarried couple, living with one or more children50.1
7) Another family arrangement (two or more related adults), no children in household501.5
8) Another family arrangement (two or more related adults), living with one or more children461.3
9) Roommates (two or more unrelated adults), no children in household361.0
10) Roommates (two or more unrelated adults), living with one or more children50.1
11) Some other arrangement (or not sure which category fits)160.5
Missing2036 
TOTAL3442100.0
124) Is the home in which you currently live (HOMETYPE)
TOTAL%
1) Rented by you3058.8
2) Owned by you free and clear of mortgage91126.4
3) Owned by you with a mortgage183053.0
4) Manse/owned by your congregation34610.0
5) All other responses641.9
Missing2022 
TOTAL3456100.0
125) Where did you live approximately five years ago, in October 1988? (LIVE1988)
TOTAL%
1) Same home I live in now216962.1
2) A different home, but in the same county43412.4
3) In a different county, but in the same state2918.3
4) In a different state57616.5
5) In a different country250.7
Missing1983 
TOTAL3495100.0
126) In what state or country were you born? (PLCBORN)
TOTAL%
1) South95127.6
2) West36310.5
3) Northeast87325.3
4) Midwest103029.9
5) USA (not otherwise specified)1002.9
6) Other countries1273.7
Missing2034 
TOTAL3444100.0
127) [ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS] Which of these broad categories best describes your approximate total family income from all sources before taxes in 1992? (If you live alone, please answer in terms of your personal income.) (TOTALINC)
TOTAL%
1) Less than $15,0001085.5
2) $15,000 - $24,99923111.8
3) $25,000 - $34,99929114.9
4) $35,000 - $49,99936318.5
5) $50,000 - $74,99947224.1
6) $75,000 - $99,99924212.4
7) $100,000 or more25112.8
Missing3520 
TOTAL1958100.0
128) In 1992, 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? (INCCONTR)
TOTAL%
0) None190.6
1) 2 percent or less53016.8
2) 3%-4%49215.6
3) 5%-6%74423.6
4) 7%-9%45914.5
5) 10%57418.2
6) 11%-14%1344.2
7) 15% or more1053.3
8) Don't know/unspecified983.1
Missing2323 
TOTAL3155100.0
129) What is your race/ethnicity? (ETHNICTY)
TOTAL%
1) African American, Black762.2
2) American Indian, Native American110.3
3) Asian American, Pacific Islander571.6
4) Hispanic, Spanish American230.7
5) White, Caucasian329094.7
6) Other110.3
9) Multi-racial70.2
Missing2003 
TOTAL3475100.0
130) Individualism Index - This index combines responses to questions that provide opinions on the extent to which the Christian faith requires adherence to the teachings of the church. Panelists with "high" individualism scores generally believe than an individual does not need the church or any organized community to be faithful, while those with "low" individualism scores believe that faithfulness to God requires participation with other believers through the church. (INDIV)
TOTAL%
1) Low100830.3
2) Medium191657.6
3) High40212.1
Missing2152 
TOTAL3326100.0
131) Otherworldliness Index - This concept refers to the relative importance individuals place on earthly existence compared to life after death. A "high" score on this index indicates that an individual tends to place greater relative emphasis on the next life, while a "low" score indicates that an individual tends to place greater relative emphasis on the present life. (OTRWLD)
TOTAL%
1) Low105231.0
2) Medium158846.8
3) High75122.1
Missing2087 
TOTAL3391100.0
132) Relativism Index - This index combines responses to questions concerned with the uniqueness of the Christian message as a path to God. Persons who believe that Christianity is the only way to know God and receive salvation would tend toward a "low" score on this index, while persons who believe that most religions have at least part of the ultimate truth and that there are multiple paths to God would tend toward a "high" score on relativism. High relativism is similar to universalism, the view that all human beings will eventually receive salvation. (RLTVSM)
TOTAL%
1) Low165649.7
2) Medium132639.8
3) High35310.6
Missing2143 
TOTAL3335100.0
133) Sub-sample population (SAMPLE_M)
TOTAL%
1) Members104249.4
2) Elders106850.6
Missing3368 
TOTAL2110100.0
134) [ASKED ONLY OF PASTORS AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY] First of all, how many congregations do you regularly serve or attend? (NO_CONGS)
TOTAL%
1) One congregation99682.5
2) Two or more congregations17914.8
3) Do not serve a congregation332.7
Missing4270 
TOTAL1208100.0
135) [ASKED ONLY OF PASTORS AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY] How long have you been associated with this congregation? (YRSCON_1)
TOTAL%
1) 1 year or less20917.9
2) 2-3 years30426.0
3) 4-5 years20017.1
4) 6-10 years23820.4
5) 11-15 years978.3
6) 16-25 years988.4
7) 26-49 years232.0
Missing4309 
TOTAL1169100.0
136) [ASKED ONLY OF PASTORS AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY] How far do you live from this congregation? (MILES_1)
TOTAL%
1) 1 mile or less48141.4
2) 2-3 miles23520.2
3) 4-5 miles12610.8
4) 6-9 miles978.3
5) 10-14 miles907.7
6) 15 miles or more13311.4
Missing4316 
TOTAL1162100.0
137) [ASKED ONLY OF PASTORS AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY] What is the approximate number of members in this congregation? (MEMBER_1)
TOTAL%
1) 0-49504.3
2) 50-991059.0
3) 100-14915012.9
4) 150-1991018.7
5) 200-29916013.7
6) 300-49920117.3
7) 500-99921418.4
8) 1000+16614.3
9) Don't know171.5
Missing4314 
TOTAL1164100.0
138) [ASKED ONLY OF PASTORS AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY] How long have you been associated with each congregation? (YRSCON_2)
TOTAL%
1) 1 year or less2112.4
2) 2-3 years5632.9
3) 4-5 years2514.7
4) 6-10 years2514.7
5) 11-15 years158.8
6) 16-25 years2011.8
7) 26-49 years63.5
8) 50 years or more21.2
Missing5308 
TOTAL170100.0
139) [ASKED ONLY OF PASTORS AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY] How far do you live from each congregation? (MILES_2)
TOTAL%
1) 1 mile or less8350.3
2) 2-3 miles1710.3
3) 4-5 miles2012.1
4) 6-9 miles159.1
5) 10-14 miles74.2
6) 15 miles or more2313.9
Missing5313 
TOTAL165100.0
140) [ASKED ONLY OF PASTORS AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY] What is the approximate number of members in each congregation? (MEMBER_2)
TOTAL%
1) 0-492916.8
2) 50-994526.0
3) 100-1492916.8
4) 150-199179.8
5) 200-299169.2
6) 300-499158.7
7) 500-999126.9
8) 1000 or more63.5
9) Don't know42.3
Missing5305 
TOTAL173100.0
141) [ASKED ONLY OF PASTORS AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY] ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE EVER BELONGED TO A CONGREGATION WITH A DENOMINATION OTHER THAN PRESBYTERIAN: How many years have you been a Presbyterian? (YRSPRESB)
TOTAL%
1) 1 year or less40.7
2) 2-3 years81.4
3) 4-5 years61.0
4) 6-10 years498.4
5) 11-15 years7813.4
6) 16-25 years16528.4
7) 26-49 years22739.1
8) 50+ years437.4
Missing4898 
TOTAL580100.0
142) [ASKED ONLY OF PASTORS AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY] In what year were you ordained as a minister of the Word and Sacrament? (YR_ORDND)
TOTAL%
1) Prior to 1950271.9
2) 1950-195922215.8
3) 1960-196927319.4
4) 1970-197932923.4
5) 1980-198942930.6
6) 1990-present1248.8
Missing4074 
TOTAL1404100.0
143) [ASKED ONLY OF PASTORS 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 (DENOMORD)
TOTAL%
1) Baptist2824.3
2) Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)32.6
3) Episcopalian21.7
4) Others1916.5
5) Lutheran21.7
6) Methodist1412.2
7) Reformed3530.4
8) Roman Catholic32.6
9) United Church of Christ97.8
Missing5363 
TOTAL115100.0
144) [ASKED ONLY OF PASTORS AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY] Are you presently enrolled in a graduate school, seminary or theological school? (ENROLLED)
TOTAL%
1) No124289.0
2) Yes15411.0
Missing4082 
TOTAL1396100.0
145) [ASKED ONLY OF PASTORS AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY] ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE PRESENTLY ENROLLED IN A GRADUATE SCHOOL, SEMINARY, OR THEOLOGICAL SCHOOL: Please specify degree (CRNTENR)
TOTAL%
1) M.Div. or B.D.21.3
2) M.A., M.R.E., or M.C.E.96.0
3) Th.M., S.T.M74.7
4) D.Min8154.0
5) Ph.D., Th.D., S.T.D2013.3
6) Other1510.0
7) No degree listed1610.7
Missing5328 
TOTAL150100.0
146) [ASKED ONLY OF PASTORS AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY] ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE PRESENTLY ENROLLED IN A GRADUATE SCHOOL, SEMINARY, OR THEOLOGICAL SCHOOL: Please specify school (SCHLENR)
TOTAL%
3) Austin64.0
7) Chicago Theological Seminary10.7
11) Claremont School of Theology10.7
13) Columbia2114.0
14) Drew University Theological School10.7
15) Dubuque10.7
16) Duke University Divinity School10.7
24) Fuller Theological Seminary117.3
25) Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary32.0
26) Graduate Theological Union32.0
30) Hartford University Divinity School10.7
34) Lancaster Theological Seminary10.7
35) Louisville21.3
36) McCormick1610.7
43) Pittsburgh64.0
44) Presby School Christ Educ32.0
45) Presbyterian Seminary of Korea21.3
46) Princeton42.7
47) Reformed Theological Seminary32.0
50) San Francisco53.3
55) Trinity Evangel Div10.7
57) Union (VA)21.3
63) Vanderbilt University Divinity School10.7
64) Western Theological Seminary10.7
97) Non-theological school3523.3
98) No year-school listed96.0
99) Miscellaneous96.0
Missing5328 
TOTAL150100.0
147) [ASKED ONLY OF PASTORS AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY] Please indicate the theological degrees you have received -- M.Div. or B.D (MDIV_BD)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked725.1
1) Checked133794.9
Missing4069 
TOTAL1409100.0
148) [ASKED ONLY OF PASTORS AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY] Please indicate the date you received the degree -- M.Div. or B.D. (YRMDIVBD)
TOTAL%
1) Prior to 1950181.3
2) 1950-195920315.2
3) 1960-196926519.9
4) 1970-197929622.2
5) 1980-198937428.0
6) 1990-present17813.3
Missing4144 
TOTAL1334100.0
149) [ASKED ONLY OF PASTORS AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY] Please indicate the name of the institution from which you received each degree -- M.Div. or B.D. (SCMDIVBD)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL133442.99224
150) [ASKED ONLY OF PASTORS AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY] Please indicate the theological degrees you have received -- M.A., M.R.E., M.C.E., Th.M., or S.T.M. (MA_THM)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked119885.0
2) M.A., M.R.E., M.C.E.956.7
3) Th.M., or S.T.M.1168.2
Missing4069 
TOTAL1409100.0
151) [ASKED ONLY OF PASTORS AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY] Please indicate the date you received the degree -- M.A., M.R.E., M.C.E., Th.M., or S.T.M. (YR_MATHM)
TOTAL%
1) Prior to 195020.9
2) 1950-1959199.0
3) 1960-19696832.2
4) 1970-19795526.1
5) 1980-19894822.7
6) 1990-present199.0
Missing5267 
TOTAL211100.0
152) [ASKED ONLY OF PASTORS AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY] Please indicate the name of the institution from which you received each degree -- M.A., M.R.E., M.C.E., Th.M., or S.T.M. (SC_MATHM)
TOTAL%
3) Austin20.9
5) Boston University20.9
6) Calvin Theological Seminary10.5
7) Chicago Theological Seminary10.5
11) Claremont School of Theology31.4
12) Colgate Rochester10.5
13) Columbia31.4
15) Dubuque41.9
16) Duke University Divinity School20.9
17) Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary20.9
24) Fuller Theological Seminary41.9
25) Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary10.5
26) Graduate Theological Union10.5
27) Hartford Seminary20.9
30) Hartford University Divinity School52.4
35) Louisville20.9
36) McCormick125.7
42) New York Theological Seminary41.9
43) Pittsburgh62.8
44) PSCE199.0
46) Princeton4019.0
47) Reformed Theological Seminary10.5
50) San Francisco83.8
52) Southern Baptist Theological Seminary10.5
53) SW Baptist Theological Seminary10.5
54) Temple University10.5
56) Union Theological Seminary - New York41.9
57) Union (VA)115.2
62) University of Chicago Divinity School10.5
64) Western Theological Seminary20.9
65) Yale University Divinity School52.4
95) International41.9
96) Unspecified seminary20.9
97) Non-theological school167.6
98) No year-school listed73.3
99) Misc.3014.2
Missing5267 
TOTAL211100.0
153) [ASKED ONLY OF PASTORS AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY] Please indicate the theological degrees you have received -- D.Min., Ph.D., Th.D., or S.T.D. (DMIN_PHD)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked105875.1
4) D.Min.26018.5
5) Ph.D., Th.D., or S.T.D.916.5
Missing4069 
TOTAL1409100.0
154) [ASKED ONLY OF PASTORS AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY] Please indicate the date you received the degree -- D.Min., Ph.D., Th.D., or S.T.D. (YRDMINPH)
TOTAL%
1) Prior to 195010.3
2) 1950-195951.4
3) 1960-1969174.8
4) 1970-19799627.4
5) 1980-198915945.3
6) 1990-present7320.8
Missing5127 
TOTAL351100.0
155) [ASKED ONLY OF PASTORS AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY] Please indicate the name of the institution from which you received each degree -- D.Min., Ph.D., Th.D., or S.T.D. (SCDMINPH)
TOTAL%
2) Andover Newton Theological School10.3
3) Austin61.7
4) Bethel Theological Seminary20.6
5) Boston University41.1
7) Chicago Theological Seminary30.9
10) Christian Theological Seminary10.3
11) Claremont School of Theology51.4
12) Colgate Rochester41.1
13) Columbia298.3
14) Drew University Theological School82.3
15) Dubuque72.0
16) Duke University Divinity School30.9
17) Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary41.1
20) Eden Theological Seminary41.1
21) Edinburgh Union10.3
22) Erskine Theological Seminary30.9
24) Fuller Theological Seminary133.7
25) Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary10.3
26) Graduate Theological Union30.9
30) Hartford University Divinity School41.1
34) Lancaster Theological Seminary30.9
35) Louisville20.6
36) McCormick5214.8
42) New York Theological Seminary10.3
43) Pittsburgh113.1
46) Princeton195.4
47) Reformed Theological Seminary20.6
50) San Francisco226.3
52) Southern Baptist Theological Seminary10.3
53) SW Baptist Theological Seminary20.6
55) Trinity Evangel Div20.6
56) Union Theological Seminary - New York61.7
57) Union (VA)4011.4
63) Vanderbilt University Divinity School51.4
64) Western Theological Seminary10.3
65) Yale University Divinity School30.9
66) Covenant10.3
67) Trinity10.3
95) International164.6
96) Unspecified seminary30.9
97) Non-theological school144.0
98) No year-school listed72.0
99) Misc.318.8
Missing5127 
TOTAL351100.0
156) [ASKED ONLY OF PASTORS AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY] Please indicate the theological degree you have received -- Other (OTHRDEGR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked138398.2
6) Checked261.8
Missing4069 
TOTAL1409100.0
157) [ASKED ONLY OF PASTORS AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY] What is the highest level of non-theological education you have attained in addition to your theological training? (EDUC)
TOTAL%
4) Completed high school40.3
5) Some college60.4
6) Graduated from college82458.9
7) Some graduate work29521.1
8) A graduate degree27119.4
Missing4078 
TOTAL1400100.0
158) [ASKED ONLY OF PASTORS AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY] Before entering seminary for your B.D. or M.Div., were you engaged in any long-term secular job or career? (SCLRJOB)
TOTAL%
1) No92666.4
2) Yes46833.6
Missing4084 
TOTAL1394100.0
159) [ASKED ONLY OF PASTORS AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY] ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO WERE ENGAGED IN ANY LONG-TERM SECULAR JOB OR CAREER BEFORE ENTERING THE SEMINARY: How long were you in that job or career? (YRSCLRJB)
TOTAL%
1) 1 year or less132.9
2) 2-3 years12026.4
3) 4-5 years8719.2
4) 6-10 years13128.9
5) 11-15 years5411.9
6) 16-25 years378.1
7) 26 years or more122.6
Missing5024 
TOTAL454100.0
160) [ASKED ONLY OF PASTORS AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY] ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO WERE ENGAGED IN ANY LONG-TERM SECULAR JOB OR CAREER BEFORE ENTERING THE SEMINARY: Which category best describes your occupation in that job or career? (OCCUP)
TOTAL%
1) Clerk, secretary, or other administrative support255.5
2) Executive, manager, or administrator8117.7
3) Farming, forestry, or fishing112.4
4) Household service40.9
5) Machine operator, assembler, or fabricator61.3
6) Mechanic, construction, or repair (plumbing, electrical)112.4
7) Military, police, other protective service449.6
8) Professional (incl. teacher, engineer, physician, lawyer, scientist, minister)21747.5
9) Sales316.8
10) Technician or technologist122.6
11) Transportation or material moving30.7
12) Other51.1
13) Other service51.1
14) Homemaker20.4
Missing5021 
TOTAL457100.0
161) [ASKED ONLY OF PASTORS AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY] At the present time, are you serving a congregation in a pastoral position? (PSTRLPOS)
TOTAL%
1) No30221.5
2) Yes110478.5
Missing4072 
TOTAL1406100.0
162) [ASKED ONLY OF PASTORS AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY] ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE SERVING A CONGREGATION IN A PASTORAL POSITION AT THE PRESENT TIME: Do you consider yourself a full-time or part-time parish pastor? (FTPTPOS)
TOTAL%
1) Full-time87880.8
2) Part-time20819.2
Missing4392 
TOTAL1086100.0
163) [ASKED ONLY OF PASTORS AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY] ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE PRESENTLY SERVING A CONGREGATION IN A PASTORAL POSITION PART TIME: How many hours per week? (HRSWEEK)
TOTAL%
1) 1-9 hours1910.3
2) 10-19 hours4122.2
3) 20-29 hours6836.8
4) 30-39 hours4423.8
5) 40 hours or more137.0
Missing5293 
TOTAL185100.0
164) [ASKED ONLY OF PASTORS AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY] ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE SERVING A CONGREGATION IN A PASTORAL POSITION AT THE PRESENT TIME: What is your present position in your congregation? (CONGPOS)
TOTAL%
1) Solo pastor55951.1
2) Senior pastor16415.0
3) Assistant/associate pastor14913.6
4) Co-pastor353.2
5) Stated or temporary supply696.3
6) Tentmaker676.1
7) Interim pastor191.7
9) Parish associate252.3
10) Designated pastor20.2
11) Other40.4
Missing4385 
TOTAL1093100.0
165) [ASKED ONLY OF PASTORS AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY] Are you currently employed in a non-parish job or ministry? (NONPRSHJ)
TOTAL%
1) No100872.5
2) Yes, full time24117.3
3) Yes, part time14110.1
Missing4088 
TOTAL1390100.0
166) [ASKED ONLY OF PASTORS AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY] ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE NOT CURRENTLY EMPLOYED IN A NON-PARISH JOB OR MINISTRY: Do you consider yourself retired from active ministry? (RTRDMIN)
TOTAL%
1) No87294.4
2) Yes525.6
Missing4554 
TOTAL924100.0
167) [ASKED ONLY OF PASTORS AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY] ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE CURRENTLY EMPLOYED IN A NON-PARISH JOB OR MINISTRY: In what type of non-parish ministry or other work are you currently engaged? (CURWORK)
TOTAL%
1) Faculty/staff at an educational institution7723.5
2) Campus minister92.8
3) Chaplain5717.4
4) Missionary10.3
5) Presbytery staff3911.9
6) Synod staff61.8
7) National staff of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)113.4
8) Staff of an ecumenical or nondenominational agency134.0
9) Professional pastoral counselor206.1
10) Other employment in a church-related setting185.5
11) Other employment7623.2
Missing5151 
TOTAL327100.0
168) [ASKED ONLY OF PASTORS AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY] ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE EMPLOYED AS FACULTY STAFF AT AN EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION, CAMPUS MINISTER, OR CHAPLAIN: For what type of institution do you work? (INST_WRK)
TOTAL%
1) Military149.9
2) High school42.8
3) College or university4632.6
4) Seminary or other theological school3524.8
5) Hospital or other medical facility3323.4
6) Other53.5
8) Preschool-elementary21.4
9) Local community government21.4
Missing5337 
TOTAL141100.0
169) [ASKED ONLY OF PASTORS AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY] ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE EMPLOYED AS FACULTY STAFF AT AN EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION, CAMPUS MINISTER, OR CHAPLAIN AND NOT WORKING FOR A MILITARY INSTITUTION: Is your institution affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)? (AFFPCUSA)
TOTAL%
1) No9172.8
2) Yes3427.2
Missing5353 
TOTAL125100.0
170) [ASKED ONLY OF PASTORS AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY] How well would you say each of the following phrases describes your present work? If you have more than one job, answer with regard to your primary job. -- It provides a lot of variety. (WORK_1)
TOTAL%
1) Very well78762.1
2) Fairly well42733.7
3) Not very well453.5
4) Not at all80.6
5) Don't know10.1
Missing4210 
TOTAL1268100.0
171) [ASKED ONLY OF PASTORS AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY] How well would you say each of the following phrases describes your present work? If you have more than one job, answer with regard to your primary job. -- It is often boring. (WORK_2)
TOTAL%
1) Very well121.0
2) Fairly well614.8
3) Not very well31725.1
4) Not at all86568.5
5) Don't know70.6
Missing4216 
TOTAL1262100.0
172) [ASKED ONLY OF PASTORS AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY] How well would you say each of the following phrases describes your present work? If you have more than one job, answer with regard to your primary job. -- People at work care about me personally. (WORK_3)
TOTAL%
1) Very well56145.8
2) Fairly well56346.0
3) Not very well786.4
4) Not at all141.1
5) Don't know90.7
Missing4253 
TOTAL1225100.0
173) [ASKED ONLY OF PASTORS AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY] How well would you say each of the following phrases describes your present work? If you have more than one job, answer with regard to your primary job. -- I work in a huge bureaucracy. (WORK_4)
TOTAL%
1) Very well443.6
2) Fairly well13210.7
3) Not very well24519.8
4) Not at all80464.9
5) Don't know141.1
Missing4239 
TOTAL1239100.0
174) [ASKED ONLY OF PASTORS AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY] How well would you say each of the following phrases describes your present work? If you have more than one job, answer with regard to your primary job. -- It drains me emotionally. (WORK_5)
TOTAL%
1) Very well14611.7
2) Fairly well44836.0
3) Not very well44936.1
4) Not at all19815.9
5) Don't know30.2
Missing4234 
TOTAL1244100.0
175) [ASKED ONLY OF PASTORS AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY] How well would you say each of the following phrases describes your present work? If you have more than one job, answer with regard to your primary job. -- It is mentally stimulating. (WORK_6)
TOTAL%
1) Very well55944.5
2) Fairly well59347.2
3) Not very well876.9
4) Not at all151.2
5) Don't know30.2
Missing4221 
TOTAL1257100.0
176) [ASKED ONLY OF PASTORS AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY] How well would you say each of the following phrases describes your present work? If you have more than one job, answer with regard to your primary job. -- It provides good opportunity to advance. (WORK_7)
TOTAL%
1) Very well1149.2
2) Fairly well35728.8
3) Not very well40632.7
4) Not at all26521.4
5) Don't know998.0
Missing4237 
TOTAL1241100.0
177) [ASKED ONLY OF PASTORS AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY] How well would you say each of the following phrases describes your present work? If you have more than one job, answer with regard to your primary job. -- It suits my personality. (WORK_8)
TOTAL%
1) Very well59247.1
2) Fairly well54543.4
3) Not very well947.5
4) Not at all211.7
5) Don't know40.3
Missing4222 
TOTAL1256100.0
178) [ASKED ONLY OF PASTORS AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY] How well would you say each of the following phrases describes your present work? If you have more than one job, answer with regard to your primary job. -- It physically exhausts me. (WORK_9)
TOTAL%
1) Very well1199.4
2) Fairly well39931.6
3) Not very well48038.1
4) Not at all25720.4
5) Don't know60.5
Missing4217 
TOTAL1261100.0
179) [ASKED ONLY OF PASTORS AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY] How well would you say each of the following phrases describes your present work? If you have more than one job, answer with regard to your primary job. -- There is a lot of pressure. (WORK_10)
TOTAL%
1) Very well22317.8
2) Fairly well56244.9
3) Not very well34427.5
4) Not at all1239.8
5) Don't know10.1
Missing4225 
TOTAL1253100.0
180) [ASKED ONLY OF PASTORS AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY] How well would you say each of the following phrases describes your present work? If you have more than one job, answer with regard to your primary job. -- It is very competitive. (WORK_11)
TOTAL%
1) Very well675.4
2) Fairly well19015.2
3) Not very well52441.9
4) Not at all45336.2
5) Don't know161.3
Missing4228 
TOTAL1250100.0
181) [ASKED ONLY OF PASTORS AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY] How well would you say each of the following phrases describes your present work? If you have more than one job, answer with regard to your primary job. -- I have a lot of freedom. (WORK_12)
TOTAL%
1) Very well54042.6
2) Fairly well62549.3
3) Not very well806.3
4) Not at all191.5
5) Don't know30.2
Missing4211 
TOTAL1267100.0
182) [ASKED ONLY OF PASTORS AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY] How well would you say each of the following phrases describes your present work? If you have more than one job, answer with regard to your primary job. -- It pays very well. (WORK_13)
TOTAL%
1) Very well12710.0
2) Fairly well52541.5
3) Not very well38030.0
4) Not at all22617.9
5) Don't know80.6
Missing4212 
TOTAL1266100.0
183) [ASKED ONLY OF PASTORS AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY] ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHOSE PRESENT MARITAL STATUS IS MARRIED: Please indicate the faith in which husband/wife was reared (SPFAITH)
TOTAL%
1) Baptist14411.7
2) Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)191.5
3) Episcopalian524.2
4) Lutheran564.6
5) Methodist15712.8
6) Presbyterian57446.8
7) Reformed302.4
8) Roman Catholic594.8
9) United Church of Christ282.3
10) Other937.6
11) None151.2
Missing4251 
TOTAL1227100.0
184) [ASKED ONLY OF PASTORS AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY] ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHOSE PRESENT MARITAL STATUS IS MARRIED: What is your husband's or wife's highest level of education completed? (SPEDUC)
TOTAL%
2) Completed eighth grade20.2
3) Some high school30.2
4) Completed high school473.8
5) Some college19115.5
6) Graduated from college30824.9
7) Some graduate work18715.1
8) A graduate degree49840.3
Missing4242 
TOTAL1236100.0
185) [ASKED ONLY OF PASTORS AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY] ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHOSE PRESENT MARITAL STATUS IS MARRIED: Is your husband or wife (SPEMPLOY)
TOTAL%
1) Employed full time52542.7
2) Employed part time26121.2
3) Unemployed746.0
4) Self-employed352.8
5) Retired856.9
6) Full-time homemaker21517.5
7) Student262.1
8) Other80.7
Missing4249 
TOTAL1229100.0
186) [ASKED ONLY OF PASTORS AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY] Is your husband or wife an ordained minister? (SPMNSTR)
TOTAL%
1) No108687.7
2) Yes, but not a parish pastor504.0
3) Yes, co-pastor with me342.7
4) Yes, pastor/associate of another Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) congregation544.4
5) Yes, pastor/associate of a congregation affiliated with another denomination131.1
6) At same church, but not co-pastors10.1
Missing4240 
TOTAL1238100.0
187) [ASKED ONLY OF PASTORS AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY] ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHOSE HUSBAND OR WIFE IS NOT AN ORDAINED MINISTER OR IS ORDAINED, BUT IS NOT A PARISH PASTOR: Which category best describes your husband's or wife's usual occupation? If retired, homemaker, or otherwise not currently employed, answer as regards prior employment, if any. (SPOCCUP)
TOTAL%
1) Clerk, secretary, or other administrative support15614.3
2) Executive, manager, or administrator16014.7
3) Farming, forestry, or fishing70.6
4) Household service161.5
5) Machine operator, assembler, or fabricator30.3
6) Mechanic, construction, or repair (plumbing, electrical)10.1
7) Military, police, other protective service10.1
8) Professional (incl. teacher, engineer, physician, lawyer, scientist, minister)66460.9
9) Sales262.4
10) Technician or technologist242.2
11) Transportation or material moving30.3
12) Other30.3
13) None60.6
14) Homemaker191.7
15) Student10.1
Missing4388 
TOTAL1090100.0
188) [ASKED ONLY OF PASTORS AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY] Which of these terms best describes your usual stand on political issues? (PLTCLISS)
TOTAL%
1) Very liberal1007.2
2) Liberal40328.8
3) Moderate65747.0
4) Conservative21315.2
5) Very conservative201.4
6) All other responses40.3
Missing4081 
TOTAL1397100.0
189) [ASKED ONLY OF PASTORS AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY] Which of these broad categories best describes your approximate total family income from all sources (including housing and other allowances) before taxes in 1992? (If you live alone, please answer in terms of your personal income.) (FAMINC)
TOTAL%
1) Less than $15,000171.2
2) $15,000 - $24,999956.8
3) $25,000 - $34,99926118.6
4) $35,000 - $49,99943030.7
5) $50,000 - $74,99940228.7
6) $75,000 - $99,9991218.6
7) $100,000 or more745.3
Missing4078 
TOTAL1400100.0
190) [ASKED ONLY OF PASTORS AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY] Many Presbyterian congregations ask their members each year to make a financial pledge, i.e., to agree in advance to contribute a specific amount of money (e.g., so many dollars per week or month) to the church during the coming year. During 1992, did your congregation ask its members to make financial pledges for 1993? (FINCONTR)
TOTAL%
1) No, members were not asked to pledge21515.4
2) Yes, members were asked to pledge112380.6
3) Don't know/Don't remember/Does not apply553.9
Missing4085 
TOTAL1393100.0
191) [ASKED ONLY OF PASTORS AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY] ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHOSE PRESBYTERIAN CONGREGATIONS ASK THEIR MEMBERS EACH YEAR TO MAKE A FINANCIAL PLEDGE: Did you or another member of your household make a financial pledge to your congregation for 1993? (FNCLPLDG)
TOTAL%
1) No1009.1
2) Yes100190.9
Missing4377 
TOTAL1101100.0
192) Sub-sample population (SAMPLE_C)
TOTAL%
3) Pastors92765.8
4) Specialized Clergy48234.2
Missing4069 
TOTAL1409100.0
193) Panel study unique identification code (NEWCODE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL547823321.17610300
194) State (STATE)
195) Region of residence [imputed from mailing address] (REGION)
TOTAL%
1) Northeast194736.1
2) Midwest86416.0
3) South114821.3
4) West143426.6
Missing85 
TOTAL5393100.0
196) Please take a few moments to think back over the last week. In that period of seven days, and that period only, how often did you read the Bible or hear the Bible read (excluding during worship services) -- On your own? (YOUROWN1)
TOTAL%
1) Never63020.9
2) Once or twice58019.3
3) A few times39113.0
4) Often, but not daily72924.2
5) At least daily68022.6
Missing2468 
TOTAL3010100.0
197) Please take a few moments to think back over the last week. In that period of seven days, and that period only, how often did you read the Bible or hear the Bible read (excluding during worship services) -- With family? (WITHFMY1)
TOTAL%
1) Never176363.8
2) Once or twice58421.1
3) A few times1796.5
4) Often, but not daily1364.9
5) At least daily1003.6
Missing2716 
TOTAL2762100.0
198) Please take a few moments to think back over the last week. In that period of seven days, and that period only, how often did you read the Bible or hear the Bible read (excluding during worship services) -- In connection with a group devoted specifically to Bible study? (WITHGRP1)
TOTAL%
1) Never149952.9
2) Once or twice95833.8
3) A few times2288.0
4) Often, but not daily1254.4
5) At least daily240.8
Missing2644 
TOTAL2834100.0
199) Please take a few moments to think back over the last week. In that period of seven days, and that period only, how often did you read the Bible or hear the Bible read (excluding during worship services) -- In connection with another church-based class or group (e.g., prayer group, church school class, women's circle, session meeting, etc.)? (CHURGRP1)
TOTAL%
1) Never120441.7
2) Once or twice124743.2
3) A few times2669.2
4) Often, but not daily1394.8
5) At least daily281.0
Missing2594 
TOTAL2884100.0
200) Please think back over the past 12 months. In general, about how often over this year did you read the Bible or hear the Bible read (excluding during worship services) -- On your own? (YOUROWN2)
TOTAL%
1) Never1474.8
2) Rarely, but no regular pattern30510.1
3) At times, but no regular pattern49416.3
4) Once a month or less652.1
5) Once every 2-3 weeks1193.9
6) Weekly/almost weekly71823.7
7) Daily/almost daily118339.0
Missing2447 
TOTAL3031100.0
201) Please think back over the past 12 months. In general, about how often over this year did you read the Bible or hear the Bible read (excluding during worship services) -- With family or friends? (WITHFMY2)
TOTAL%
1) Never74126.2
2) Rarely, but no regular pattern61921.9
3) At times, but no regular pattern42014.8
4) Once a month or less1635.8
5) Once every 2-3 weeks2288.1
6) Weekly/almost weekly49217.4
7) Daily/almost daily1675.9
Missing2648 
TOTAL2830100.0
202) Please think back over the past 12 months. In general, about how often over this year did you read the Bible or hear the Bible read (excluding during worship services) -- In connection with a group devoted specifically to Bible study? (WITHGRP2)
TOTAL%
1) Never85930.0
2) Rarely, but no regular pattern2488.7
3) At times, but no regular pattern2679.3
4) Once a month or less2589.0
5) Once every 2-3 weeks2217.7
6) Weekly/almost weekly98134.2
7) Daily/almost daily321.1
Missing2612 
TOTAL2866100.0
203) Please think back over the past 12 months. In general, about how often over this year did you read the Bible or hear the Bible read (excluding during worship services) -- In connection with another church-based class or group (e.g., prayer group, church school class, women's circle, session meeting, etc.)? (CHURGRP2)
TOTAL%
1) Never56819.5
2) Rarely, but no regular pattern2398.2
3) At times, but no regular pattern30410.4
4) Once a month or less46916.1
5) Once every 2-3 weeks34411.8
6) Weekly/almost weekly96533.1
7) Daily/almost daily301.0
Missing2559 
TOTAL2919100.0
204) Which English translation of the Bible do you personally most prefer? (BBLTRANS)
TOTAL%
1) American Standard/New American Standard752.7
2) New English802.9
3) Jerusalem/New Jerusalem421.5
4) King James/New King James38113.6
5) Living Bible973.5
6) New International48817.5
7) Revised Standard/New Revised Standard129946.5
8) Today's English1906.8
9) Other1435.1
Missing2683 
TOTAL2795100.0
205) At any time over the past year have you engaged in individual reading or study of the Bible, that is, have you undertaken Bible study or reading on your own? (BIBLSTDY)
TOTAL%
1) Yes227274.8
2) No76425.2
Missing2442 
TOTAL3036100.0
206) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE ENGAGED IN INDIVIDUAL READING OR STUDY OF THE BIBLE AT ANY TIME OVER THE PAST YEAR: Continue to recall your individual Bible reading or study over the past year. To what extent was that reading and study part of -- Your preparation for a sermon? (SERMON)
TOTAL%
1) Very often92445.7
2) Often24312.0
3) Sometimes1618.0
4) Rarely663.3
5) Never62831.1
Missing3456 
TOTAL2022100.0
207) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE ENGAGED IN INDIVIDUAL READING OR STUDY OF THE BIBLE AT ANY TIME OVER THE PAST YEAR: Continue to recall your individual Bible reading or study over the past year. To what extent was that reading and study part of -- Your preparation for teaching or leading a Bible study group? (TEACHING)
TOTAL%
1) Very often73035.1
2) Often43020.7
3) Sometimes34416.6
4) Rarely1577.6
5) Never41720.1
Missing3400 
TOTAL2078100.0
208) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE ENGAGED IN INDIVIDUAL READING OR STUDY OF THE BIBLE AT ANY TIME OVER THE PAST YEAR: Continue to recall your individual Bible reading or study over the past year. To what extent was that reading and study part of -- Your preparation for attending a Bible study group? (ATTNDING)
TOTAL%
1) Very often31915.7
2) Often37118.3
3) Sometimes47423.4
4) Rarely38719.1
5) Never47623.5
Missing3451 
TOTAL2027100.0
209) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE ENGAGED IN INDIVIDUAL READING OR STUDY OF THE BIBLE AT ANY TIME OVER THE PAST YEAR: Continue to recall your individual Bible reading or study over the past year. To what extent was that reading and study part of -- Your own individual needs or wants? (PERSONAL)
TOTAL%
1) Very often80236.7
2) Often67731.0
3) Sometimes55025.2
4) Rarely1346.1
5) Never231.1
Missing3292 
TOTAL2186100.0
210) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE ENGAGED IN INDIVIDUAL READING OR STUDY OF THE BIBLE AT ANY TIME OVER THE PAST YEAR: Continue to recall your individual Bible reading or study over the past year. To what extent was that reading and study part of -- Job or academic-related assignments or work? (ACADEMIC)
TOTAL%
1) Very often35017.5
2) Often29514.7
3) Sometimes31115.5
4) Rarely27313.6
5) Never77638.7
Missing3473 
TOTAL2005100.0
211) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE ENGAGED IN INDIVIDUAL READING OR STUDY OF THE BIBLE AT ANY TIME OVER THE PAST YEAR: When you engaged in individual Bible reading or study over the past year, did you use any of the following methods or formats to guide your reading? -- Reading a particular book of the Bible from beginning to end (BEGNEND1)
TOTAL%
1) Yes119655.4
2) No96244.6
Missing3320 
TOTAL2158100.0
212) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE ENGAGED IN INDIVIDUAL READING OR STUDY OF THE BIBLE AT ANY TIME OVER THE PAST YEAR: When you engaged in individual Bible reading or study over the past year, did you use any of the following methods or formats to guide your reading? -- Reading selections from the lectionary (LECTNRY1)
TOTAL%
1) Yes125158.7
2) No88041.3
Missing3347 
TOTAL2131100.0
213) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE ENGAGED IN INDIVIDUAL READING OR STUDY OF THE BIBLE AT ANY TIME OVER THE PAST YEAR: When you engaged in individual Bible reading or study over the past year, did you use any of the following methods or formats to guide your reading? -- Reading selections from Daily Prayer or The Mission Yearbook of Prayer and Study (DLYPRAY1)
TOTAL%
1) Yes77236.2
2) No136063.8
Missing3346 
TOTAL2132100.0
214) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE ENGAGED IN INDIVIDUAL READING OR STUDY OF THE BIBLE AT ANY TIME OVER THE PAST YEAR: When you engaged in individual Bible reading or study over the past year, did you use any of the following methods or formats to guide your reading? -- Reading selections from a devotional magazine like Upper Room or These Days (MAGZINE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes101646.9
2) No114953.1
Missing3313 
TOTAL2165100.0
215) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE ENGAGED IN INDIVIDUAL READING OR STUDY OF THE BIBLE AT ANY TIME OVER THE PAST YEAR: When you engaged in individual Bible reading or study over the past year, did you use any of the following methods or formats to guide your reading? -- Reading passages at random (ATRANDM1)
TOTAL%
1) Yes148469.5
2) No65030.5
Missing3344 
TOTAL2134100.0
216) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE ENGAGED IN INDIVIDUAL READING OR STUDY OF THE BIBLE AT ANY TIME OVER THE PAST YEAR: When you engaged in individual Bible reading or study over the past year, did you use any of the following methods or formats to guide your reading? -- Listening to radio programs, audiotapes, television programs or videotapes on which the Bible is read (TVPROGM1)
TOTAL%
1) Yes78636.8
2) No135263.2
Missing3340 
TOTAL2138100.0
217) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE ENGAGED IN INDIVIDUAL READING OR STUDY OF THE BIBLE AT ANY TIME OVER THE PAST YEAR: During the past year, where did your individual Bible reading or study usually take place? (LOCATION)
TOTAL%
1) At home150768.4
2) At my office/place of work65629.8
3) In a car or public transportation231.0
4) Other170.8
Missing3275 
TOTAL2203100.0
218) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE ENGAGED IN INDIVIDUAL READING OR STUDY OF THE BIBLE AT ANY TIME OVER THE PAST YEAR: When you have engaged in individual Bible reading or study over the past year, how long did you typically spend at each reading or study session? (DURATION)
TOTAL%
0) None944.1
1) 1-14 minutes883.9
2) 15-29 minutes40918.0
3) 30-44 minutes64428.3
4) 45-59 minutes1155.1
5) 60-119 minutes66229.1
6) 120-179 minutes2089.2
7) 180 minutes or more522.3
Missing3206 
TOTAL2272100.0
219) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE ENGAGED IN INDIVIDUAL READING OR STUDY OF THE BIBLE AT ANY TIME OVER THE PAST YEAR: Which response below do you think comes closest to describing the content of your individual Bible reading and study over the past year? (CONTENT)
TOTAL%
1) I have read entirely from the Old Testament120.5
2) I have read mostly from the Old Testament723.2
3) I have read about equally from both the Old and New Testaments151567.8
4) I have read mostly from the New Testament62127.8
5) I have read entirely from the New Testament160.7
Missing3242 
TOTAL2236100.0
220) In the last year, have you engaged in any form of regular Bible reading or study as part of a Bible study group, that is, a small group devoted specifically to study of the Bible? (STUDYGRP)
TOTAL%
1) Yes150549.3
2) No154650.7
Missing2427 
TOTAL3051100.0
221) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE ENGAGED IN ANY FORM OF REGULAR BIBLE READING OR STUDY AS PART OF A BIBLE STUDY GROUP IN THE LAST YEAR: Did your Bible study group use any of the following methods or formats as a guide to its reading? -- Reading a particular book of the Bible from beginning to end (BEGNEND2)
TOTAL%
1) Yes87264.4
2) No48335.6
Missing4123 
TOTAL1355100.0
222) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE ENGAGED IN ANY FORM OF REGULAR BIBLE READING OR STUDY AS PART OF A BIBLE STUDY GROUP IN THE LAST YEAR: Did your Bible study group use any of the following methods or formats as a guide to its reading? -- Reading selections from the lectionary (LECTNRY2)
TOTAL%
1) Yes36028.3
2) No91471.7
Missing4204 
TOTAL1274100.0
223) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE ENGAGED IN ANY FORM OF REGULAR BIBLE READING OR STUDY AS PART OF A BIBLE STUDY GROUP IN THE LAST YEAR: Did your Bible study group use any of the following methods or formats as a guide to its reading? -- Reading selections from Daily Prayer or The Mission Yearbook of Prayer and Study (DLYPRAY2)
TOTAL%
1) Yes17313.6
2) No109586.4
Missing4210 
TOTAL1268100.0
224) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE ENGAGED IN ANY FORM OF REGULAR BIBLE READING OR STUDY AS PART OF A BIBLE STUDY GROUP IN THE LAST YEAR: Did your Bible study group use any of the following methods or formats as a guide to its reading? -- Reading selections from a devotional magazine like Upper Room or These Days (MAGZINE2)
TOTAL%
1) Yes18114.4
2) No107985.6
Missing4218 
TOTAL1260100.0
225) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE ENGAGED IN ANY FORM OF REGULAR BIBLE READING OR STUDY AS PART OF A BIBLE STUDY GROUP IN THE LAST YEAR: Did your Bible study group use any of the following methods or formats as a guide to its reading? -- Reading passages at random (ATRANDM2)
TOTAL%
1) Yes49638.6
2) No78961.4
Missing4193 
TOTAL1285100.0
226) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE ENGAGED IN ANY FORM OF REGULAR BIBLE READING OR STUDY AS PART OF A BIBLE STUDY GROUP IN THE LAST YEAR: Did your Bible study group use any of the following methods or formats as a guide to its reading? -- Listening to radio programs, audiotapes, television programs or videotapes on which the Bible is read (TVPROGM2)
TOTAL%
1) Yes24919.9
2) No100280.1
Missing4227 
TOTAL1251100.0
227) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE READ THE BIBLE IN THE PAST YEAR: When you have read your Bible over the past year, whether on your own or as part of a study group, which of these resources did you use regularly as part of your Bible reading and study? -- A study Bible (STDYBIBL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes155866.0
2) No80234.0
Missing3118 
TOTAL2360100.0
228) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE READ THE BIBLE IN THE PAST YEAR: When you have read your Bible over the past year, whether on your own or as part of a study group, which of these resources did you use regularly as part of your Bible reading and study? -- A Bible commentary (CMENTARY)
TOTAL%
1) Yes162469.3
2) No72130.7
Missing3133 
TOTAL2345100.0
229) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE READ THE BIBLE IN THE PAST YEAR: When you have read your Bible over the past year, whether on your own or as part of a study group, which of these resources did you use regularly as part of your Bible reading and study? -- A Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) study curriculum (PRESBCUR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes54125.3
2) No159674.7
Missing3341 
TOTAL2137100.0
230) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE READ THE BIBLE IN THE PAST YEAR: When you have read your Bible over the past year, whether on your own or as part of a study group, which of these resources did you use regularly as part of your Bible reading and study? -- Kerygma (KERYGMA)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1688.3
2) No184791.7
Missing3463 
TOTAL2015100.0
231) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE READ THE BIBLE IN THE PAST YEAR: When you have read your Bible over the past year, whether on your own or as part of a study group, which of these resources did you use regularly as part of your Bible reading and study? -- Bethel Bible study (BTHLSTDY)
TOTAL%
1) Yes693.5
2) No192796.5
Missing3482 
TOTAL1996100.0
232) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE READ THE BIBLE IN THE PAST YEAR: When you have read your Bible over the past year, whether on your own or as part of a study group, which of these resources did you use regularly as part of your Bible reading and study? -- Other (OTHRSRCE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes56639.5
2) No86760.5
Missing4045 
TOTAL1433100.0
233) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE READ THE BIBLE IN THE PAST YEAR: When you read the Bible, whether on your own or as part of a group, to what extent do you read it for -- Comfort? (COMFORT)
TOTAL%
1) Always37013.8
2) Often84631.5
3) Sometimes109040.6
4) Rarely30111.2
5) Never772.9
Missing2794 
TOTAL2684100.0
234) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE READ THE BIBLE IN THE PAST YEAR: When you read the Bible, whether on your own or as part of a group, to what extent do you read it for -- Entertainment? (ENTRTAIN)
TOTAL%
1) Always451.8
2) Often1164.6
3) Sometimes45118.1
4) Rarely93737.5
5) Never94838.0
Missing2981 
TOTAL2497100.0
235) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE READ THE BIBLE IN THE PAST YEAR: When you read the Bible, whether on your own or as part of a group, to what extent do you read it for -- Guidance? (GUIDANCE)
TOTAL%
1) Always74627.3
2) Often114942.0
3) Sometimes66924.4
4) Rarely1224.5
5) Never511.9
Missing2741 
TOTAL2737100.0
236) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE READ THE BIBLE IN THE PAST YEAR: When you read the Bible, whether on your own or as part of a group, to what extent do you read it for -- Information? (INFRMATN)
TOTAL%
1) Always71826.4
2) Often117943.3
3) Sometimes64323.6
4) Rarely1254.6
5) Never592.2
Missing2754 
TOTAL2724100.0
237) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE READ THE BIBLE IN THE PAST YEAR: When you read the Bible, whether on your own or as part of a group, to what extent do you read it for -- Inspiration? (INSPIRES)
TOTAL%
1) Always113741.2
2) Often111740.4
3) Sometimes41315.0
4) Rarely632.3
5) Never321.2
Missing2716 
TOTAL2762100.0
238) When the Bible is read aloud in a worship service, do you read along in another copy of the Bible? (READALNG)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, always62620.8
2) Yes, often78326.0
3) Yes, occasionally53117.6
4) Yes, rarely38512.8
5) No, never68722.8
Missing2466 
TOTAL3012100.0
239) When the Bible is read aloud during worship in your congregation (the congregation you attend most often), how is the reading usually introduced? (INTROSER)
TOTAL%
1) The reader simply begins reading from each chosen passage331.1
2) The reader announces the book of the Bible of each passage1023.4
3) The reader announces the book and chapter of each Bible passage2448.0
4) The reader announces the book, chapter, and verse of each Bible passage264687.1
5) Don't know/Don't remember140.5
Missing2439 
TOTAL3039100.0
240) Prior to reading a Bible passage aloud during worship at your congregation, does the reader -- Provide a brief historical introduction? (HSTRICAL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, always2187.5
2) Yes, often61521.1
3) Yes, sometimes102135.0
4) Yes, rarely56819.5
5) No, never45915.8
6) Don't know321.1
Missing2565 
TOTAL2913100.0
241) Prior to reading a Bible passage aloud during worship at your congregation, does the reader -- Provide a brief introduction to the meaning of each passage? (PASSAGE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, always2247.6
2) Yes, often56719.3
3) Yes, sometimes91131.0
4) Yes, rarely63021.4
5) No, never57219.4
6) Don't know371.3
Missing2537 
TOTAL2941100.0
242) Have you read Bible passages or stories to children during the past year (other than as part of a church school class)? (CHILDREN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, often33511.0
2) Yes, occasionally70123.0
3) Yes, rarely53617.6
4) No, never147848.5
Missing2428 
TOTAL3050100.0
243) When the Bible is read aloud during a worship service at your congregation, does the reading ordinarily include -- A selection from the Old Testament? (OLDTESTM)
TOTAL%
1) Yes261392.2
2) No1384.9
3) Not sure822.9
Missing2645 
TOTAL2833100.0
244) When the Bible is read aloud during a worship service at your congregation, does the reading ordinarily include -- A selection from the New Testament? (NEWTESTM)
TOTAL%
1) Yes273196.4
2) No351.2
3) Not sure682.4
Missing2644 
TOTAL2834100.0
245) When the Bible is read aloud during a worship service at your congregation, does the reading ordinarily include -- A Psalm? (APSALM)
TOTAL%
1) Yes117853.5
2) No78935.9
3) Not sure23310.6
Missing3278 
TOTAL2200100.0
246) When the Bible is read aloud during a worship service at your congregation, does the reading ordinarily include -- A reading from one of the Gospels? (GOSPELS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes179778.0
2) No27411.9
3) Not sure23410.2
Missing3173 
TOTAL2305100.0
247) When the Bible is read aloud during a worship service at your congregation, does the reading ordinarily include -- A reading from one of the Epistles? (EPISTLES)
TOTAL%
1) Yes133761.9
2) No47922.2
3) Not sure34516.0
Missing3317 
TOTAL2161100.0
248) In worship at your congregation, how often are sermons based directly on one or more of the Bible passages read prior to the sermon? (PASSAGES)
TOTAL%
1) Every Sunday181659.3
2) Nearly every Sunday80326.2
3) More often than not2979.7
4) Occasionally993.2
5) Rarely160.5
6) Never20.1
7) Don't know280.9
Missing2417 
TOTAL3061100.0
249) Do you share a household with one or more family members? (HOUSEHLD)
TOTAL%
1) Yes248582.6
2) No52317.4
Missing2470 
TOTAL3008100.0
250) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS THAT SHARE A HOUSEHOLD WITH ONE OR MORE FAMILY MEMBERS: Do you and other family members typically read the Bible together -- At meals on a daily basis? (READAILY)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1104.9
2) No213495.1
Missing3234 
TOTAL2244100.0
251) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO SHARE A HOUSEHOLD WITH ONE OR MORE FAMILY MEMBERS: Do you and other family members typically read the Bible together -- At meals on an occasional basis? (SOMETIME)
TOTAL%
1) Yes51022.5
2) No175577.5
Missing3213 
TOTAL2265100.0
252) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO SHARE A HOUSEHOLD WITH ONE OR MORE FAMILY MEMBERS: Do you and other family members typically read the Bible together -- At Christmas, Easter, or other major Christian celebrations? (HOLIDAYS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes111948.9
2) No116851.1
Missing3191 
TOTAL2287100.0
253) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO SHARE A HOUSEHOLD WITH ONE OR MORE FAMILY MEMBERS: Do you and other family members typically read the Bible together -- At birthdays or anniversaries? (BIRTHDAY)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1014.6
2) No208295.4
Missing3295 
TOTAL2183100.0
254) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO SHARE A HOUSEHOLD WITH ONE OR MORE FAMILY MEMBERS: Do you and other family members typically read the Bible together -- At a regular time set aside for Bible reading or study? (REGULARS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes34115.0
2) No193185.0
Missing3206 
TOTAL2272100.0
255) Sub-sample population (S5SAMPLE)
TOTAL%
1) Members83527.1
2) Elders81526.5
3) Pastors93530.4
4) Specialized Clergy49116.0
Missing2402 
TOTAL3076100.0
256) I-AGE: What is your present age? (recoded for use with on-line analysis) (I-AGE)
TOTAL%
0) Under 4068419.6
1) 40-4986724.8
2) 50-64117733.7
3) 65 & older76621.9
Missing1984 
TOTAL3494100.0
257) I-MARITAL: What is your present marital status? (for use with on-line analysis) (I-MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Married290283.8
2) Not married56016.2
Missing2016 
TOTAL3462100.0
258) I-POLPARTY: Generally speaking, do you think of yourself as a Democrat, Independent, Republican, or other? (for use with on-line analysis) (I-POLPARTY)
TOTAL%
1) Democrat130237.5
2) Independent68119.6
3) Republican143741.4
4) All other responses531.5
Missing2005 
TOTAL3473100.0
259) I-REGION: Region of residence [imputed from mailing address] (for use with on-line analysis) (I-REGION)
TOTAL%
1) Northeast194736.1
2) Midwest86416.0
3) South114821.3
4) West143426.6
Missing85 
TOTAL5393100.0
260) I-RACE: What is your race/ethnicity? (recoded for use with on-line analysis) (I-RACE)
TOTAL%
0) Afr/As. Am1333.8
1) White329094.7
2) Other521.5
Missing2003 
TOTAL3475100.0
261) I-SEX: What is your sex? (for use with on-line analysis) (I-SEX)
TOTAL%
1) Female137139.1
2) Male213260.9
Missing1975 
TOTAL3503100.0
262) I-EDUC:LAY: [ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS] What is the highest level of education each of you has completed? -- You (recoded for use with on-line analysis) (I-EDUC:LAY)
TOTAL%
0) HS or less37718.3
1) Some coll.44521.6
2) Coll. degr50224.3
3) Some grad.25912.6
4) Grad degr48023.3
Missing3415 
TOTAL2063100.0
263) I-EDUC:CLR: [ASKED ONLY OF PASTORS AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY] What is the highest level of non-theological education you have attained in addition to your theological training? (recoded for use with on-line analysis) (I-EDUC:CLR)
TOTAL%
1) Coll.&less83459.6
2) Some grad.29521.1
3) Grad degr27119.4
Missing4078 
TOTAL1400100.0
264) I-INCM:LAY: [ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS] Which of these broad categories best describes your approximate total family income from all sources before taxes in 1992? (If you live alone, please answer in terms of your personal income.) (recoded for use with on-line analysis) (I-INCM:LAY)
TOTAL%
0) Lt 25K33917.3
1) 25K-49,99965433.4
2) 50K-99,99971436.5
3) 100K & up25112.8
Missing3520 
TOTAL1958100.0
265) I-INCM:CLR: [ASKED ONLY OF PASTORS AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY] Which of these broad categories best describes your approximate total family income from all sources (including housing and other allowances) before taxes in 1992? (If you live alone, please answer in terms of your personal income.) (recoded for use with on-line analysis) (I-INCM:CLR)
TOTAL%
0) Lt 25K1128.0
1) 25K-49,99969149.4
2) 50K-99,99952337.4
3) 100K & up745.3
Missing4078 
TOTAL1400100.0
266) I-RESTYPE: Type of respondent (for use with on-line analysis) (I-RESTYPE)
TOTAL%
1) Members167230.5
2) Elders147626.9
3) Pastors156928.6
4) Specialized Clergy76113.9
TOTAL5478100.0