Presbyterian Panel Survey, 1997-1999 - Demographic Information, Members and Elders

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All frequencies are raw numbers (no weights used).
1) Oldcode (OLDCODE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL2677987.486583
2) Code identification number (CODEID)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL267715619.6995016
3) How many years have you been a member of your current congregation? (YEARSMEM)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL264219.63816
4) How far do you live from your congregation? (FARLIVE)
TOTAL%
0) Less than one mile70.3
1) 61223.6
2) 44617.2
3) 36814.2
4) 2047.9
5) 29111.2
6) 923.6
7) 863.3
8) 742.9
9) 291.1
10) 1315.1
11) 140.5
12) 522.0
13) 140.5
14) 120.5
15) 491.9
16) 90.3
17) 110.4
18) 70.3
19) 30.1
20) 220.9
21) 10.0
22) 40.2
23) 10.0
25) 120.5
26) 30.1
27) 20.1
28) 20.1
30) 60.2
35) 60.2
40) 10.0
45) 10.0
50) 10.0
70) 10.0
75) 10.0
90) 30.1
99) Ninety-nine miles or more100.4
Missing89 
TOTAL2588100.0
5) How often do you attend your congregation's Sunday worship services? (ATTNDSUN)
TOTAL%
1) Never230.9
2) Less than once a year220.8
3) Once or twice a year401.5
4) Several times a year1064.0
5) Once a month1023.8
6) Two to three times a month32712.3
7) Nearly every week129548.7
8) Every week74628.0
Missing16 
TOTAL2661100.0
6) What is the approximate membership of the congregation(s) you attend? (MEMMEM)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL24251944.7883162
7) Have you ever been ordained an elder in the Presbyterian Church? (ORDELDER)
TOTAL%
1) No93335.4
2) Yes169964.6
Missing45 
TOTAL2632100.0
8) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ANSWERED THEY HAVE EVER BEEN AN ORDAINED ELDER: Are you now serving on session? (SRVELDER)
TOTAL%
1) No59933.2
2) Yes120566.8
Missing873 
TOTAL1804100.0
9) Have you ever been ordained a deacon in the Presbyterian Church? (ORDDECON)
TOTAL%
1) No165763.7
2) Yes94636.3
Missing74 
TOTAL2603100.0
10) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ANSWERED THEY HAVE EVER BEEN AN ORDAINED DEACON: Are you currently serving on the board of deacons? (SRVDECON)
TOTAL%
1) No97689.8
2) Yes11110.2
Missing1590 
TOTAL1087100.0
11) Do you hold the following position in church? - Chair of congregational committee or task force (POSCHAIR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked196173.3
1) Checked71626.7
TOTAL2677100.0
12) Do you hold the following position in church? - Member of congregational committee or task force (POSFORCE)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked163361.0
1) Checked104439.0
TOTAL2677100.0
13) Do you hold the following position in church? - Member of presbytery, synod, or General Assembly committee or task force (POSPRSBY)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked251293.8
1) Checked1656.2
TOTAL2677100.0
14) Do you hold the following position in church? - Officer of men's, women's, or youth group (POSOFFCR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked222683.2
1) Checked45116.8
TOTAL2677100.0
15) Do you hold the following position in church? - Organist or choir director (POSORGST)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked262097.9
1) Checked572.1
TOTAL2677100.0
16) Do you hold the following position in church? - Member of choir (POSCHOIR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked221982.9
1) Checked45817.1
TOTAL2677100.0
17) Do you hold the following position in church? - Other (POSOTHER)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked236688.4
1) Checked31111.6
TOTAL2677100.0
18) Do you hold the following position in church? - Sunday school teacher (POSTCHR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked242390.5
1) Checked2549.5
TOTAL2677100.0
19) Please take a few moments to think back over the last year. Have there been any Sundays, any at all, when you were unable to attend or happened not to attend worship at your congregation? Was the following factor a reason you missed one or more Sundays during the last year? - My job/business required me to be at work on Sunday. (NOTJOB)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked213279.7
1) Checked54320.3
Missing2 
TOTAL2675100.0
20) Please take a few moments to think back over the last year. Have there been any Sundays, any at all, when you were unable to attend or happened not to attend worship at your congregation? Was the following factor a reason you missed one or more Sundays during the last year? - I was traveling on business over a weekend and didn't get home in time. (NOTTRVL)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked208978.1
1) Checked58621.9
Missing2 
TOTAL2675100.0
21) Please take a few moments to think back over the last year. Have there been any Sundays, any at all, when you were unable to attend or happened not to attend worship at your congregation? Was the following factor a reason you missed one or more Sundays during the last year? - I was ill. (NOTILL)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked146354.7
1) Checked121245.3
Missing2 
TOTAL2675100.0
22) Please take a few moments to think back over the last year. Have there been any Sundays, any at all, when you were unable to attend or happened not to attend worship at your congregation? Was the following factor a reason you missed one or more Sundays during the last year? - I had family responsibilities (e.g., caring for an ill or disabled child or parent). (NOTFAMLY)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked199574.5
1) Checked68225.5
TOTAL2677100.0
23) Please take a few moments to think back over the last year. Have there been any Sundays, any at all, when you were unable to attend or happened not to attend worship at your congregation? Was the following factor a reason you missed one or more Sundays during the last year? - I was away on vacation. (NOTVACAT)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked51019.1
1) Checked216580.9
Missing2 
TOTAL2675100.0
24) Please take a few moments to think back over the last year. Have there been any Sundays, any at all, when you were unable to attend or happened not to attend worship at your congregation? Was the following factor a reason you missed one or more Sundays during the last year? - I needed the time to catch up on other responsibilities. (NOTTIME)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked217181.1
1) Checked50518.9
Missing1 
TOTAL2676100.0
25) Please take a few moments to think back over the last year. Have there been any Sundays, any at all, when you were unable to attend or happened not to attend worship at your congregation? Was the following factor a reason you missed one or more Sundays during the last year? - I just didn't feel like going. (NOTFEEL)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked215380.4
1) Checked52419.6
TOTAL2677100.0
26) Please take a few moments to think back over the last year. Have there been any Sundays, any at all, when you were unable to attend or happened not to attend worship at your congregation? Was the following factor a reason you missed one or more Sundays during the last year? - The weather was bad. (NOTWETHR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked229485.7
1) Checked38214.3
Missing1 
TOTAL2676100.0
27) Please take a few moments to think back over the last year. Have there been any Sundays, any at all, when you were unable to attend or happened not to attend worship at your congregation? Was the following factor a reason you missed one or more Sundays during the last year? - I overslept. (NOTSLEEP)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked253494.7
1) Checked1435.3
TOTAL2677100.0
28) Please take a few moments to think back over the last year. Have there been any Sundays, any at all, when you were unable to attend or happened not to attend worship at your congregation? Was the following factor a reason you missed one or more Sundays during the last year? - I had guests from out of town. (NOTGUEST)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked200074.7
1) Checked67625.3
Missing1 
TOTAL2676100.0
29) Please take a few moments to think back over the last year. Have there been any Sundays, any at all, when you were unable to attend or happened not to attend worship at your congregation? Was the following factor a reason you missed one or more Sundays during the last year? - I decided to do something else that day. (NOTELSE)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked215780.6
1) Checked52019.4
TOTAL2677100.0
30) Please take a few moments to think back over the last year. Have there been any Sundays, any at all, when you were unable to attend or happened not to attend worship at your congregation? Was the following factor a reason you missed one or more Sundays during the last year? - Other (NOTOTHER)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked259997.1
1) Checked782.9
TOTAL2677100.0
31) Please take a few moments to think back over the last year. Have there been any Sundays, any at all, when you were unable to attend or happened not to attend worship at your congregation? Was the following factor a reason you missed one or more Sundays during the last year? - Negative view of something (NOTNEGVW)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked264498.8
1) Checked331.2
TOTAL2677100.0
32) Please take a few moments to think back over the last year. Have there been any Sundays, any at all, when you were unable to attend or happened not to attend worship at your congregation? Was the following factor a reason you missed one or more Sundays during the last year? - Ministerial change (NOTMNSTR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked2676100.0
1) Checked10.0
TOTAL2677100.0
33) Please take a few moments to think back over the last year. Have there been any Sundays, any at all, when you were unable to attend or happened not to attend worship at your congregation? Was the following factor a reason you missed one or more Sundays during the last year? - Family marital change (NOTMRTCH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked266999.7
1) Checked80.3
TOTAL2677100.0
34) Please take a few moments to think back over the last year. Have there been any Sundays, any at all, when you were unable to attend or happened not to attend worship at your congregation? Was the following factor a reason you missed one or more Sundays during the last year? - Went to another church (NOTNEWCH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked261097.5
1) Checked672.5
TOTAL2677100.0
35) Please take a few moments to think back over the last year. Have there been any Sundays, any at all, when you were unable to attend or happened not to attend worship at your congregation? Was the following factor a reason you missed one or more Sundays during the last year? - Lack of transportation (NOTTRNS)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked266499.5
1) Checked130.5
TOTAL2677100.0
36) How many hours, if any, during the last month have you: attended programs or events at your church (besides worship; if you attended church school, include those hours here.) (HRSPROGS)
TOTAL%
1) Zero hours40015.3
2) One to two hours41715.9
3) Three to five hours72527.7
4) Six to ten hours60823.2
5) Eleven to twenty hours33012.6
6) More than twenty hours1415.4
Missing56 
TOTAL2621100.0
37) How many hours, if any, during the last month have you: given volunteer time at your church to teach, lead, serve on a committee, or help with some program or event. (HRSVOL)
TOTAL%
1) Zero hours54320.9
2) One to two hours52620.3
3) Three to five hours67626.0
4) Six to ten hours48818.8
5) Eleven to twenty hours1947.5
6) More than twenty hours1696.5
Missing81 
TOTAL2596100.0
38) How many hours, if any, during the last month have you: participated in religious events, programs, or groups sponsored by a church or other religious organization which took place in a home or other facility away from your church. (HRSEVNTS)
TOTAL%
1) Zero hours135152.9
2) One to two hours54721.4
3) Three to five hours39215.3
4) Six to ten hours1536.0
5) Eleven to twenty hours451.8
6) More than twenty hours672.6
Missing122 
TOTAL2555100.0
39) How many hours, if any, during the last month have you: given volunteer time, apart from church programs, to help the less fortunate or to help make your own community a better place to live (e.g., through volunteer or committee work). (HRSCOMM)
TOTAL%
1) Zero hours108442.6
2) One to two hours56622.2
3) Three to five hours43717.2
4) Six to ten hours2208.6
5) Eleven to twenty hours1154.5
6) More than twenty hours1234.8
Missing132 
TOTAL2545100.0
40) Compared to two years ago, do you think you participate in church activities more, less, or about the same amount as you did then? (YRS2ACT)
TOTAL%
1) Participate more89833.8
2) About the same participation120645.4
3) Participate less52419.7
4) Not applicable (been a member less than two years)261.0
Missing23 
TOTAL2654100.0
41) How likely is it that you will be a part of your current congregation five years from now? (YRS5ACT)
TOTAL%
1) Very likely170264.3
2) Likely44816.9
3) Not sure28010.6
4) Not at all likely913.4
5) Not very likely1264.8
Missing30 
TOTAL2647100.0
42) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ANSWERED THAT THEY ARE "NOT VERY" OR "NOT AT ALL LIKELY" TO BE A PART OF THEIR CURRENT CONGREGATION FIVE YEARS FROM NOW: Rate the importance of the following factor in your likelihood of leaving: moving away from this area/community. (LVAREA)
TOTAL%
1) Very important12657.3
2) Important2410.9
3) Not very important2210.0
4) Not at all important4821.8
Missing2457 
TOTAL220100.0
43) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ANSWERED THAT THEY ARE "NOT VERY" OR "NOT AT ALL LIKELY" TO BE A PART OF THEIR CURRENT CONGREGATION FIVE YEARS FROM NOW: Rate the importance of the following factor in your likelihood of leaving: too much conflict in the congregation. (LVCNFLCT)
TOTAL%
1) Very important4023.3
2) Important3017.4
3) Not very important3721.5
4) Not at all important6537.8
Missing2505 
TOTAL172100.0
44) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ANSWERED THAT THEY ARE "NOT VERY" OR "NOT AT ALL LIKELY" TO BE A PART OF THEIR CURRENT CONGREGATION FIVE YEARS FROM NOW: Rate the importance of the following factor in your likelihood of leaving: I don't really fit in with most people here. (LVFITIN)
TOTAL%
1) Very important2917.1
2) Important3621.2
3) Not very important3118.2
4) Not at all important7443.5
Missing2507 
TOTAL170100.0
45) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ANSWERED THAT THEY ARE "NOT VERY" OR "NOT AT ALL LIKELY" TO BE A PART OF THEIR CURRENT CONGREGATION FIVE YEARS FROM NOW: Rate the importance of the following factor in your likelihood of leaving: I'm marrying and will switch to my spouse's church. (LVSPOUSE)
TOTAL%
1) Very important85.5
2) Important53.4
3) Not very important106.8
4) Not at all important12384.2
Missing2531 
TOTAL146100.0
46) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ANSWERED THAT THEY ARE "NOT VERY" OR "NOT AT ALL LIKELY" TO BE A PART OF THEIR CURRENT CONGREGATION FIVE YEARS FROM NOW: Rate the importance of the following factor in your likelihood of leaving: I don't like the programs that it currently offers. (LVPRGRMS)
TOTAL%
1) Very important1610.5
2) Important3321.6
3) Not very important2617.0
4) Not at all important7851.0
Missing2524 
TOTAL153100.0
47) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ANSWERED THAT THEY ARE "NOT VERY" OR "NOT AT ALL LIKELY" TO BE A PART OF THEIR CURRENT CONGREGATION FIVE YEARS FROM NOW: Rate the importance of the following factor in your likelihood of leaving: the worship services often do not satisfy spiritual needs. (LVSPIRIT)
TOTAL%
1) Very important5632.6
2) Important2916.9
3) Not very important148.1
4) Not at all important7342.4
Missing2505 
TOTAL172100.0
48) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ANSWERED THAT THEY ARE "NOT VERY" OR "NOT AT ALL LIKELY" TO BE A PART OF THEIR CURRENT CONGREGATION FIVE YEARS FROM NOW: Rate the importance of the following factor in your likelihood of leaving: I don't appreciate the pastor(s). (LVPASTOR)
TOTAL%
1) Very important3822.8
2) Important2917.4
3) Not very important2012.0
4) Not at all important8047.9
Missing2510 
TOTAL167100.0
49) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ANSWERED THAT THEY ARE "NOT VERY" OR "NOT AT ALL LIKELY" TO BE A PART OF THEIR CURRENT CONGREGATION FIVE YEARS FROM NOW: Rate the importance of the following factor in your likelihood of leaving: I've been drifting away from church and I think that will continue. (LVDRIFT)
TOTAL%
1) Very important2817.6
2) Important2213.8
3) Not very important1610.1
4) Not at all important9358.5
Missing2518 
TOTAL159100.0
50) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ANSWERED THAT THEY ARE "NOT VERY" OR "NOT AT ALL LIKELY" TO BE A PART OF THEIR CURRENT CONGREGATION FIVE YEARS FROM NOW: Rate the importance of the following factor in your likelihood of leaving: others. (LVOTHER)
TOTAL%
1) Age/health concerns4354.4
2) Denomination2329.1
3) All else1316.5
Missing2598 
TOTAL79100.0
51) During your life, have you ever been a member of a congregation affiliated with a denomination other than Presbyterian? (DENOMOTH)
TOTAL%
1) No107040.4
2) Yes158059.6
Missing27 
TOTAL2650100.0
52) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE BEEN AFFILIATED WITH A DENOMINATION OTHER THAN PRESBYTERIAN DURING THEIR LIFE: How many years have you been a Presbyterian? (YRSPRES)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL174728.65720
53) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE BEEN AFFILIATED WITH A DENOMINATION OTHER THAN PRESBYTERIAN DURING THEIR LIFE: Please indicate whether you've belonged to the following denomination: Baptist (DENBAPT)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked229286.2
1) Checked36713.8
Missing18 
TOTAL2659100.0
54) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE BEEN AFFILIATED WITH A DENOMINATION OTHER THAN PRESBYTERIAN DURING THEIR LIFE: Please indicate whether you've belonged to the following denomination: Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) (DENDISC)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked258396.6
1) Checked913.4
Missing3 
TOTAL2674100.0
55) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE BEEN AFFILIATED WITH A DENOMINATION OTHER THAN PRESBYTERIAN DURING THEIR LIFE: Please indicate whether you've belonged to the following denomination: Episcopalian (DENEPIS)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked257496.3
1) Checked1003.7
Missing3 
TOTAL2674100.0
56) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE BEEN AFFILIATED WITH A DENOMINATION OTHER THAN PRESBYTERIAN DURING THEIR LIFE: Please indicate whether you've belonged to the following denomination: Friends (Quaker) (DENFRNDS)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked266199.4
1) Checked160.6
TOTAL2677100.0
57) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE BEEN AFFILIATED WITH A DENOMINATION OTHER THAN PRESBYTERIAN DURING THEIR LIFE: Please indicate whether you've belonged to the following denomination: Lutheran (DENLUTH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked247292.4
1) Checked2047.6
Missing1 
TOTAL2676100.0
58) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE BEEN AFFILIATED WITH A DENOMINATION OTHER THAN PRESBYTERIAN DURING THEIR LIFE: Please indicate whether you've belonged to the following denomination: Methodist (DENMETH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked208177.8
1) Checked59522.2
Missing1 
TOTAL2676100.0
59) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE BEEN AFFILIATED WITH A DENOMINATION OTHER THAN PRESBYTERIAN DURING THEIR LIFE: Please indicate whether you've belonged to the following denomination: Reformed (DENRFRMD)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked262197.9
1) Checked562.1
TOTAL2677100.0
60) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE BEEN AFFILIATED WITH A DENOMINATION OTHER THAN PRESBYTERIAN DURING THEIR LIFE: Please indicate whether you've belonged to the following denomination: Roman Catholic (DENROMAN)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked254795.1
1) Checked1304.9
TOTAL2677100.0
61) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE BEEN AFFILIATED WITH A DENOMINATION OTHER THAN PRESBYTERIAN DURING THEIR LIFE: Please indicate whether you've belonged to the following denomination: United Church of Christ (DENUCC)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked253194.5
1) Checked1465.5
TOTAL2677100.0
62) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE BEEN AFFILIATED WITH A DENOMINATION OTHER THAN PRESBYTERIAN DURING THEIR LIFE: Please indicate whether you've belonged to the following denomination: Other (DENOTH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked242290.5
1) Checked2559.5
TOTAL2677100.0
63) When you were a teenager, how often did your father attend religious services? (DADREL)
TOTAL%
1) Never38715.0
2) Less than once a year1124.3
3) Once or twice a year2529.7
4) Several times a year2238.6
5) About once a month1054.1
6) Two to three times a month2148.3
7) Nearly every week61723.9
8) Every week57822.3
9) Don't know/not applicable993.8
Missing90 
TOTAL2587100.0
64) When you were a teenager, how often did your mother attend religious services? (MOMREL)
TOTAL%
1) Never1987.7
2) Less than once a year692.7
3) Once or twice a year1586.2
4) Several times a year1977.7
5) About once a month1234.8
6) Two to three times a month25910.1
7) Nearly every week81931.9
8) Every week70727.5
9) Don't know/not applicable371.4
Missing110 
TOTAL2567100.0
65) In what religious denomination were you raised? (Please choose just one answer. If you were part of more than one denomination as a child, please choose the denomination that influenced you the most.) (RELDENOM)
TOTAL%
1) Baptist27810.6
2) Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)722.7
3) Episcopalian682.6
4) Friends (Quaker)90.3
5) Lutheran1485.6
6) Methodist40515.4
7) Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), PCUS, UPCUSA, or UPCNA116744.5
8) Reformed261.0
9) Roman Catholic1214.6
10) UCC (United Church of Christ/Congregational)702.7
11) None612.3
12) Other1887.2
99) More than one selected100.4
Missing54 
TOTAL2623100.0
66) Were you raised in the congregation you currently belong to? (CONGRAIS)
TOTAL%
1) No222183.3
2) Yes44516.7
Missing11 
TOTAL2666100.0
67) Which of the following terms best describes your current stand on theological issues? (THELVIEW)
TOTAL%
1) Very conservative1877.1
2) Conservative87533.3
3) Moderate118545.1
4) Liberal31712.1
5) Very liberal662.5
Missing47 
TOTAL2630100.0
68) Have you ever tried to encourage someone to believe in Jesus Christ or to accept Him as a personal savior? (SAVIOR)
TOTAL%
1) No88933.5
2) Yes176166.5
Missing27 
TOTAL2650100.0
69) Would you say you have had a conversion experience-that is, a turning point in your life when you committed yourself to Christ? (CONVRSN)
TOTAL%
1) No139453.5
2) Yes121046.5
Missing73 
TOTAL2604100.0
70) Which of the following statements best describes your view of the Bible? (Please choose only one) (BBLVIEW)
TOTAL%
1) It is an important piece of literature, but is largely irrelevant to our lives today.100.4
2) It is the record of many people's experience with God and is a useful guide for individual Christians in their search for basic moral and religious teachings.60222.9
3) It is the Word of God and its stories and teaching provide a powerful motivation as we work toward God's reign in the world.114143.3
4) It is the inspired, authoritative Word of God that is without error in all that it says about faith and morals.56921.6
5) It is the inspired Word of God, without error not only in matters of faith, but also in historical, scientific, geographic, and other secular matters.28610.9
9) More than one selected261.0
Missing43 
TOTAL2634100.0
71) Do you think there is a heaven, where people who have led good lives are eternally rewarded? (HEAVEN)
TOTAL%
1) No1837.0
2) Yes205378.3
3) Not sure38014.5
4) More than one60.2
Missing55 
TOTAL2622100.0
72) Do you think there is a hell, to which people who have led bad lives and die without being sorry are eternally damned? (HELL)
TOTAL%
1) No45717.4
2) Yes132950.6
3) Not sure84232.0
4) More than one10.0
Missing48 
TOTAL2629100.0
73) When you think about the qualities of a good Christian life, how important is the following to you? - Reading and studying the Bible regularly (LIFEBIBL)
TOTAL%
1) Essential78329.7
2) Very important98537.4
3) Somewhat important77029.2
4) Not at all important953.6
Missing44 
TOTAL2633100.0
74) When you think about the qualities of a good Christian life, how important is the following to you? - Spending time in prayer and meditation (LIFEPRYR)
TOTAL%
1) Essential125747.6
2) Very important96136.4
3) Somewhat important40115.2
4) Not at all important220.8
Missing36 
TOTAL2641100.0
75) When you think about the qualities of a good Christian life, how important is the following to you? - Actively seeking social and economic justice (LIFEJUST)
TOTAL%
1) Essential32912.7
2) Very important108741.8
3) Somewhat important100738.7
4) Not at all important1766.8
Missing78 
TOTAL2599100.0
76) When you think about the qualities of a good Christian life, how important is the following to you? - Taking care of those who are sick or needy (LIFESICK)
TOTAL%
1) Essential73628.1
2) Very important155059.1
3) Somewhat important33112.6
4) Not at all important60.2
Missing54 
TOTAL2623100.0
77) When you think about the qualities of a good Christian life, how important is the following to you? - Attending church regularly (LIFECHRC)
TOTAL%
1) Essential85732.7
2) Very important124347.4
3) Somewhat important47218.0
4) Not at all important491.9
Missing56 
TOTAL2621100.0
78) When you think about the qualities of a good Christian life, how important is the following to you? - Seeking to bring others to faith in Christ (LIFEOTHR)
TOTAL%
1) Essential55021.1
2) Very important113543.5
3) Somewhat important80730.9
4) Not at all important1174.5
Missing68 
TOTAL2609100.0
79) When you think about the qualities of a good Christian life, how important is the following to you? - Practicing Christian values in work, home, and school (LIFEVALU)
TOTAL%
1) Essential183169.0
2) Very important74528.1
3) Somewhat important692.6
4) Not at all important80.3
Missing24 
TOTAL2653100.0
80) When you think about priorities for your congregation's activities in the community, how important is the following to you? - Supporting social action groups and ministries (PRISOCIA)
TOTAL%
1) Essential35413.6
2) Very important116444.8
3) Somewhat important93235.8
4) Not at all important1505.8
Missing77 
TOTAL2600100.0
81) When you think about priorities for your congregation's activities in the community, how important is the following to you? - Encouraging members to share their faith (PRISHARE)
TOTAL%
1) Essential53820.5
2) Very important133751.1
3) Somewhat important67025.6
4) Not at all important742.8
Missing58 
TOTAL2619100.0
82) When you think about priorities for your congregation's activities in the community, how important is the following to you? - Providing aid and services to people in need (PRIAID)
TOTAL%
1) Essential101438.5
2) Very important144054.7
3) Somewhat important1736.6
4) Not at all important40.2
Missing46 
TOTAL2631100.0
83) When you think about priorities for your congregation's activities in the community, how important is the following to you? - Helping members resist the temptations of the world (PRITEPMT)
TOTAL%
1) Essential46517.9
2) Very important123447.5
3) Somewhat important81031.2
4) Not at all important903.5
Missing78 
TOTAL2599100.0
84) When you think about priorities for your congregation's activities in the community, how important is the following to you? - An active evangelism program, inviting the unchurched to attend (PRIEVANG)
TOTAL%
1) Essential56521.7
2) Very important115544.3
3) Somewhat important76629.4
4) Not at all important1194.6
Missing72 
TOTAL2605100.0
85) When you think about priorities for your congregation's activities in the community, how important is the following to you? - Preparing people for a world to come, where the cares of this world will be absent (PRIWORLD)
TOTAL%
1) Essential44917.4
2) Very important93036.1
3) Somewhat important82131.9
4) Not at all important37414.5
Missing103 
TOTAL2574100.0
86) Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with the following statement: An individual should arrive at his or her own religious beliefs independent of any church. (AGOWN)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree2469.5
2) Agree62924.2
3) Not sure34413.3
4) Disagree103539.9
5) Strongly disagree34113.1
Missing82 
TOTAL2595100.0
87) Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with the following statement: All the different religions are equally good ways of helping a person find ultimate truth. (AGDIFF)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree1716.5
2) Agree66025.3
3) Not sure47718.3
4) Disagree74228.4
5) Strongly disagree56221.5
Missing65 
TOTAL2612100.0
88) Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with the following statement: There is a life beyond death. (AGDEATH)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree161961.6
2) Agree67625.7
3) Not sure29811.3
4) Disagree271.0
5) Strongly disagree100.4
Missing47 
TOTAL2630100.0
89) Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with the following statement: The only absolute Truth for humankind is in Jesus Christ. (AGTRUTH)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree124247.3
2) Agree71127.1
3) Not sure39214.9
4) Disagree2248.5
5) Strongly disagree572.2
Missing51 
TOTAL2626100.0
90) Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with the following statement: Only followers of Jesus Christ can be saved. (AGSAVED)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree74328.4
2) Agree47018.0
3) Not sure67525.8
4) Disagree50919.5
5) Strongly disagree2158.2
Missing65 
TOTAL2612100.0
91) Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with the following statement: In the realm of values, the final authority about good and bad is the individual. (AGAUTH)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree1164.5
2) Agree38014.7
3) Not sure32012.4
4) Disagree84232.7
5) Strongly disagree92035.7
Missing99 
TOTAL2578100.0
92) Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with the following statement: Individuals should seek out religious truth for themselves and not conform to any church's doctrines. (AGCONFM)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree833.2
2) Agree42916.4
3) Not sure37714.4
4) Disagree128149.1
5) Strongly disagree44016.9
Missing67 
TOTAL2610100.0
93) Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with the following statement: It is important to share my faith with other people. (AGSHARE)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree74028.3
2) Agree148756.8
3) Not sure2148.2
4) Disagree1545.9
5) Strongly disagree210.8
Missing61 
TOTAL2616100.0
94) Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with the following statement: All the great religions of the world are equally true and good. (AGEQUAL)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree903.4
2) Agree38514.7
3) Not sure65425.0
4) Disagree85532.7
5) Strongly disagree63124.1
Missing62 
TOTAL2615100.0
95) Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with the following statement: Belief in Jesus Christ is only one of many ways to find salvation. (AGSALVTN)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree2268.7
2) Agree66125.4
3) Not sure42016.1
4) Disagree64524.8
5) Strongly disagree65025.0
Missing75 
TOTAL2602100.0
96) Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with the following statement: The Devil (Satan) really exists. (AGDEVIL)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree80430.7
2) Agree82231.4
3) Not sure63724.3
4) Disagree2168.3
5) Strongly disagree1395.3
Missing59 
TOTAL2618100.0
97) Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with the following statement: Jesus was born of a virgin. (AGBORN)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree124847.5
2) Agree89033.9
3) Not sure39315.0
4) Disagree632.4
5) Strongly disagree321.2
Missing51 
TOTAL2626100.0
98) Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with the following statement: Jesus will return to the earth some day. (AGRETRN)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree126748.1
2) Agree79630.2
3) Not sure48518.4
4) Disagree572.2
5) Strongly disagree291.1
Missing43 
TOTAL2634100.0
99) Do you consider yourself a "born-again" Christian? (BORNAGN)
TOTAL%
1) No146655.5
2) Yes84432.0
3) Not sure33012.5
Missing37 
TOTAL2640100.0
100) People have differing views on how Christians ought to act in their daily lives. Please indicate how much you would admire or disapprove of someone who acted in this way: drinks alcohol in moderation. (ACTALCL)
TOTAL%
1) Admire371.4
2) Think is all right195574.0
3) Mildly disapprove49118.6
4) Highly disapprove1586.0
Missing36 
TOTAL2641100.0
101) People have differing views on how Christians ought to act in their daily lives. Please indicate how much you would admire or disapprove of someone who acted in this way: is very ambitious. (ACTAMBT)
TOTAL%
1) Admire66425.6
2) Think is all right169065.1
3) Mildly disapprove2318.9
4) Highly disapprove130.5
Missing79 
TOTAL2598100.0
102) People have differing views on how Christians ought to act in their daily lives. Please indicate how much you would admire or disapprove of someone who acted in this way: is satisfied with her/his lot in life. (ACTSAT)
TOTAL%
1) Admire81531.4
2) Think is all right151258.3
3) Mildly disapprove2419.3
4) Highly disapprove261.0
Missing83 
TOTAL2594100.0
103) People have differing views on how Christians ought to act in their daily lives. Please indicate how much you would admire or disapprove of someone who acted in this way: lives together in a heterosexual relationship outside of marriage. (ACTTOGT)
TOTAL%
1) Admire220.8
2) Think is all right41315.6
3) Mildly disapprove103139.0
4) Highly disapprove117544.5
Missing36 
TOTAL2641100.0
104) People have differing views on how Christians ought to act in their daily lives. Please indicate how much you would admire or disapprove of someone who acted in this way: thinks s/he is better than others. (ACTBETR)
TOTAL%
1) Admire30.1
2) Think is all right261.0
3) Mildly disapprove74328.3
4) Highly disapprove185170.6
Missing54 
TOTAL2623100.0
105) People have differing views on how Christians ought to act in their daily lives. Please indicate how much you would admire or disapprove of someone who acted in this way: is openly, actively gay or lesbian. (ACTGAY)
TOTAL%
1) Admire150.6
2) Think is all right43816.7
3) Mildly disapprove70526.9
4) Highly disapprove146355.8
Missing56 
TOTAL2621100.0
106) People have differing views on how Christians ought to act in their daily lives. Please indicate how much you would admire or disapprove of someone who acted in this way: is openly, actively gay or lesbian as part of a committed couple. (ACTCPLE)
TOTAL%
1) Admire491.9
2) Think is all right48718.7
3) Mildly disapprove63924.5
4) Highly disapprove143655.0
Missing66 
TOTAL2611100.0
107) People have differing views on how Christians ought to act in their daily lives. Please indicate how much you would admire or disapprove of someone who acted in this way: lives her/his faith quietly. (ACTQUET)
TOTAL%
1) Admire93435.5
2) Think is all right149656.9
3) Mildly disapprove1656.3
4) Highly disapprove351.3
Missing47 
TOTAL2630100.0
108) People have differing views on how Christians ought to act in their daily lives. Please indicate how much you would admire or disapprove of someone who acted in this way: cheats on her/his income tax. (ACTTAX)
TOTAL%
1) Admire40.2
2) Think is all right190.7
3) Mildly disapprove57421.8
4) Highly disapprove204077.4
Missing40 
TOTAL2637100.0
109) At its 1996 meeting, the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) approved the following amendment to the church's constitution, and sent it to the presbyteries for a vote: "Those who are called to office in the church are to lead a life in obedience to Scripture and in conformity to the historic confessional standards of the church. Among these standards is the requirement to live either in fidelity within the covenant of marriage of a man and a woman, or chastity in singleness. Persons refusing to repent of any self-acknowledged practice which the confessions call sin shall not be ordained and/or installed as deacons, elders, or ministers of the Word and Sacrament." What is your opinion on this proposed amendment? Would you like to see it approved by a majority of the presbyteries, or not? (GEN1996)
TOTAL%
1) Definitely favor approval121145.9
2) Probably favor approval48818.5
3) Not sure27110.3
4) Probably do not favor approval33412.7
5) Definitely do not favor approval33412.7
Missing39 
TOTAL2638100.0
110) What is your sex? (GENDER)
TOTAL%
1) Female143953.9
2) Male123146.1
Missing7 
TOTAL2670100.0
111) What is your present age? (AGE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL264054.95816
112) Which of the following categories most closely describes the place in which you currently live? (CURLIVE)
TOTAL%
1) In open country, but not on a farm29211.1
2) On a farm1194.5
3) In a small city or town (under 50,000)80430.4
4) In a medium-size city (50,000-250,000)38914.7
5) In a suburb near a medium-size city2368.9
6) In a large city (over 250,000)30411.5
7) In a suburb near a large city49818.8
Missing35 
TOTAL2642100.0
113) What is your employment status? (YOUREMP1)
TOTAL%
1) Employed full time105940.9
2) Employed part time2569.9
3) Self-employed2389.2
4) Unemployed361.4
5) Retired75229.0
6) Full-time homemaker1847.1
7) Student481.9
8) Other160.6
Missing88 
TOTAL2589100.0
114) What is your employment status? (YOUREMP2)
TOTAL%
1) Employed full time286.4
2) Employed part time225.0
3) Self-employed8218.7
4) Unemployed30.7
5) Retired10423.7
6) Full-time homemaker11526.3
7) Student5312.1
8) Other317.1
Missing2239 
TOTAL438100.0
115) If you are employed full time, part time, or self-employed, please indicate the average hours worked per week over the last year. (AVGHOURS)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL165240.39516
116) What is your present marital status? (MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Married212981.8
2) Not married47518.2
Missing73 
TOTAL2604100.0
117) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO RESPONDED THAT THEY ARE NOT CURRENTLY MARRIED: If not currently married, have you ever been married? (EVERMARR)
TOTAL%
1) No, never married18635.1
2) Yes, am now widowed22041.5
3) Yes, am now divorced11321.3
4) Yes, am both widowed and divorced112.1
Missing2147 
TOTAL530100.0
118) If you are now married or have ever been married in the past: How old were you when you first married? (If married more than once, answer in terms of your first marriage.) (AGEMARR)
TOTAL%
8) 10.0
10) 10.0
15) 10.0
16) 130.5
17) 311.3
18) 943.9
19) 1677.0
20) 2299.5
21) 33614.0
22) 32213.4
23) 24610.2
24) 2028.4
25) 1998.3
26) 1476.1
27) 1024.2
28) 692.9
29) 622.6
30) 401.7
31) 251.0
32) 301.2
33) 140.6
34) 80.3
35) 140.6
36) 90.4
37) 70.3
38) 50.2
39) 60.2
40) 20.1
41) 20.1
42) 50.2
43) 20.1
44) 30.1
48) 10.0
49) 20.1
50) 20.1
52) 10.0
54) 10.0
68) 10.0
Missing275 
TOTAL2402100.0
119) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO RESPONDEND THAT THEY ARE CURRENTLY MARRIED: If currently married: Have you had a previous marriage (or marriages)? (PREVMARG)
TOTAL%
1) No171482.6
2) Yes, was widowed592.8
3) Yes, was divorced28913.9
4) Yes, was both widowed and divorced120.6
Missing603 
TOTAL2074100.0
120) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ARE MARRIED: Overall, how often does your husband or wife attend Sunday worship services? (SPSSUN)
TOTAL%
1) Never592.8
2) Less than once a year311.5
3) Once or twice a year844.0
4) Several times a year1245.9
5) Once a month1095.2
6) Two to three times a month28213.4
7) Nearly every week90743.0
8) Every week51424.4
Missing567 
TOTAL2110100.0
121) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ARE MARRIED: Is your husband or wife a member of the same congregation which you belong/serve? (SPSMEMBR)
TOTAL%
1) No22110.5
2) Yes189389.5
Missing563 
TOTAL2114100.0
122) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ARE MARRIED AND WHOSE SPOUSE IS NOT A MEMBER OF THE SAME CONGREGATION WHICH THEY BELONG/SERVE: Which statement best describes where your husband or wife attends church? (SPSATTND)
TOTAL%
1) Generally attends the same congregation that I do11744.8
2) Generally attends another congregation3714.2
3) Sometimes attends my congregation, sometimes another124.6
4) Usually does not attend9536.4
Missing2416 
TOTAL261100.0
123) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ARE MARRIED: Please indicate the faith in which your husband or wife was raised. (If more than one, select the one in which she or he was most involved.) (SPSRAISD)
TOTAL%
1) Baptist26312.6
2) Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)633.0
3) Episcopalian612.9
4) Friends (Quakers)60.3
5) Lutheran1567.5
6) Methodist32115.4
7) Presbyterian71034.0
8) Reformed261.2
9) Roman Catholic21310.2
10) United Church of Christ643.1
11) None723.4
12) Other1326.3
Missing590 
TOTAL2087100.0
124) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ARE MARRIED: Please indicate your husband or wife's current religious affiliation. (SPSCURNT)
TOTAL%
1) Baptist120.7
2) Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)20.1
3) Episcopalian20.1
5) Lutheran50.3
6) Methodist171.0
7) Presbyterian163991.9
8) Reformed10.1
9) Roman Catholic362.0
10) United Church of Christ20.1
11) None613.4
12) Other60.3
Missing894 
TOTAL1783100.0
125) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ARE MARRIED: Please indicate your spouse's employment status. (SPSEMP1)
TOTAL%
1) Employed full time85141.2
2) Employed part time21010.2
3) Self-employed1688.1
4) Unemployed140.7
5) Retired52125.2
6) Full-time homemaker28513.8
7) Student30.1
8) Other140.7
Missing611 
TOTAL2066100.0
126) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ARE MARRIED: Please indicate your spouse's employment status. (SPSEMP2)
TOTAL%
1) Employed full time2510.1
2) Employed part time104.0
3) Self-employed6325.5
4) Unemployed20.8
5) Retired5020.2
6) Full-time homemaker6425.9
7) Student166.5
8) Other176.9
Missing2430 
TOTAL247100.0
127) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ARE MARRIED: If your husband or wife is employed full time, part time, or self-employed, please indicate the average hours worked per week over the last year. (SPSAVGHR)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL130739.27416
128) How many children have you had? (KIDS)
TOTAL%
0) None38714.6
1) One29811.3
2) Two95336.1
3) Three65124.6
4) Four2268.6
5) Five883.3
6) Six230.9
7) Seven90.3
8) Eight30.1
9) Nine or more40.2
Missing35 
TOTAL2642100.0
129) What age were you, approximately, when your first child was born? (AGEKID)
TOTAL%
9) 10.0
15) 10.0
16) 40.2
17) 80.4
18) 221.0
19) 532.4
20) 934.1
21) 1185.2
22) 1456.4
23) 1727.6
24) 1878.3
25) 24410.8
26) 2089.2
27) 1948.6
28) 1516.7
29) 1335.9
30) 1526.7
31) 753.3
32) 823.6
33) 401.8
34) 472.1
35) 331.5
36) 200.9
37) 200.9
38) 200.9
39) 100.4
40) 70.3
41) 40.2
42) 20.1
43) 10.0
44) 10.0
45) 20.1
46) 10.0
57) 10.0
Missing425 
TOTAL2252100.0
130) Do you have any legally adopted children? (ADPTKIDS)
TOTAL%
1) No250194.2
2) Yes1535.8
Missing23 
TOTAL2654100.0
131) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE LEGALLY ADOPTED CHILDREN: How many legally adopted children do you have? (ADPTMANY)
TOTAL%
0) None32.0
1) One8859.5
2) Two4832.4
3) Three53.4
4) Four21.4
5) Five10.7
9) Nine or more10.7
Missing2529 
TOTAL148100.0
132) Do you have any stepchildren (that is, did your spouse already have children at the time of your marriage)? (STEPKIDS)
TOTAL%
1) No224888.9
2) Yes28011.1
Missing149 
TOTAL2528100.0
133) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WH0 HAVE STEPCHILDREN: How many stepchildren do you have? (STEPMANY)
TOTAL%
0) None31.1
1) One9032.6
2) Two9735.1
3) Three5921.4
4) Four155.4
5) Five93.3
6) Six20.7
7) Seven10.4
Missing2401 
TOTAL276100.0
134) How many persons, including yourself, live in your household? (Do not count students who live elsewhere while they attend college or university.) (MEMHHOLD)
TOTAL%
1) I live alone.33312.5
2) Two of us127247.7
3) Three of us43416.3
4) Four of us39915.0
5) Five of us1676.3
6) Six of us321.2
7) Seven or more of us150.6
8) Not applicable (I live in a dormitory, nursing home, or other institutional housing.)160.6
Missing9 
TOTAL2668100.0
135) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are: aged under six years? (HOLD6)
TOTAL%
0) None37057.8
1) One18829.4
2) Two7311.4
3) Three71.1
4) Four20.3
Missing2037 
TOTAL640100.0
136) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are: aged six to twelve years? (HOLD612)
TOTAL%
0) None33341.5
1) One30137.5
2) Two14718.3
3) Three202.5
4) Four10.1
Missing1875 
TOTAL802100.0
137) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are: aged thirteen to seventeen years? (HOLD1317)
TOTAL%
0) None30638.3
1) One36445.6
2) Two11814.8
3) Three101.3
Missing1879 
TOTAL798100.0
138) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are: aged eighteen to twenty-four years? (HOLD1824)
TOTAL%
0) None35263.0
1) One16329.2
2) Two366.4
3) Three61.1
4) Four10.2
5) Five10.2
Missing2118 
TOTAL559100.0
139) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are: aged twenty-five and over? (HOLD25PL)
TOTAL%
0) None331.3
1) One34414.0
2) Two195279.4
3) Three1134.6
4) Four160.7
Missing219 
TOTAL2458100.0
140) From the list below, select the choice, which best describes all of the people in the household in which you live. (For example, a divorced man living with his child would check "2"; a woman living with her sister would check "7" or "8," depending on whether or not there are children in the household.) (PPLHHOLD)
TOTAL%
1) A single adult, living alone28811.2
2) A single parent, living with one or more children702.7
3) A married couple, no children in household112543.7
4) A married couple, living with one or more children96437.5
5) An unmarried couple, no children in household90.3
6) An unmarried couple, living with one or more children60.2
7) Another family arrangement (2 or more related adults), living with no children592.3
8) Another family arrangement (2 or more related adults), living with one or more children301.2
9) Roommates (2 or more unrelated adults), no children in household150.6
11) Some other arrangement80.3
Missing103 
TOTAL2574100.0
141) Is the home in which you currently live: (OWNHOME)
TOTAL%
1) Rented by you1455.5
2) Owned by you free and clear of mortgage101138.6
3) Owned by you with a mortgage137952.6
4) Owned by your congregation (i.e., a manse)843.2
5) Other20.1
Missing56 
TOTAL2621100.0
142) In what state were you born? If you were not born in the United States, in what country were you born? (BRNSTATE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL265431.99215
143) In how many countries besides the United States have you lived? (CNTRYLIV)
TOTAL%
0) None221984.9
1) 2429.3
2) 863.3
3) 381.5
4) 90.3
5) 100.4
6) 30.1
7) 10.0
8) 10.0
15) 10.0
17) 10.0
31) 10.0
99) 10.0
Missing64 
TOTAL2613100.0
144) In how many states within the United States have you lived? (STATELIV)
TOTAL%
0) None2168.2
1) 63424.0
2) 59022.3
3) 49518.7
4) 27810.5
5) 1806.8
6) 1224.6
7) 662.5
8) 291.1
9) 120.5
10) 90.3
11) 20.1
12) 20.1
14) 10.0
17) 10.0
25) 10.0
30) 10.0
38) 10.0
46) 10.0
48) 10.0
99) Many20.1
Missing33 
TOTAL2644100.0
145) Generally speaking, do you think of yourself as a Democrat, Independent, Republican, or other? (POLITAFF)
TOTAL%
1) Democrat66925.4
2) Independent43416.5
3) Republican146655.6
4) Other662.5
Missing42 
TOTAL2635100.0
146) What is your race or origin? (RACE1)
TOTAL%
1) White or Caucasian250297.7
2) Black or African-American251.0
3) Indian (American) or Alaska Native30.1
4) Asian or Pacific Islander170.7
5) Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish origin50.2
6) Multiracial30.1
7) Some other70.3
Missing115 
TOTAL2562100.0
147) What is your race or origin? (RACE2)
TOTAL%
1) White or Caucasian10087.7
2) Black or African-American65.3
3) Indian (American) or Alaska Native65.3
5) Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish origin10.9
6) Multiracial10.9
Missing2563 
TOTAL114100.0
148) Thinking now only about your immediate family (the persons in your household to whom you are related by blood or marriage), how many of them-including yourself-earned money from a job or employment during the last year? (FAMMONEY)
TOTAL%
0) None50619.9
1) One63324.9
2) Two98638.8
3) Three2439.6
4) Four1265.0
5) Five291.1
6) Six120.5
7) Seven20.1
8) Eight20.1
Missing138 
TOTAL2539100.0
149) Which of these categories best describes your total family income from all sources, before taxes, during 1995? (If you live alone, or with non-relatives, answer in terms of your own personal income.) (FAMINCOM)
TOTAL%
1) Less than $10,000502.0
2) $10,000- $14,999793.2
3) $15,000- $19,999893.6
4) $20,000- $29,9992289.1
5) $30,000- $39,99926210.5
6) $40,000- $49,99926110.5
7) $50,000- $59,99927611.1
8) $60,000- $69,9992238.9
9) $70,000- $79,9991998.0
10) $80,000- $89,9991445.8
11) $90,000- $99,9991335.3
12) $100,000- $124,9992259.0
13) $125,000- $149,999933.7
14) $150,000 or more2319.3
Missing184 
TOTAL2493100.0
150) What percent of your total family income in 1995 came from job- or employment-related earnings (as opposed to other sources of income, such as pensions, Social Security, or investments)? (PERJOB)
TOTAL%
1) 100% from earnings82632.5
2) 90-99% from earnings54821.5
3) 75-89% from earnings1967.7
4) 50-74% from earnings1345.3
5) 25-49% from earnings903.5
6) 1-24% from earnings2228.7
7) None from earnings52820.8
Missing133 
TOTAL2544100.0
151) During the last year, approximately how much money did you and other family members in your household contribute to the following: to your congregation, in regular giving (not including special offerings or contributions to a capital campaign) (MONYCONG)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL24552721.4827119
152) During the last year, approximately how much money did you and other family members in your household contribute to the following: to your congregation, in giving to a special capital campaign, for example for a new or remodeled building, or for a new program for the church (MONYCHR)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL17882008.56811133
153) During the last year, approximately how much money did you and other family members in your household contribute to the following: to your congregation, in response to a special appeal for a ministry supported by the congregation, presbytery, or Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), including the denomination-wide special offerings--One Great Hour of Sharing, Witness, Peacemaking, and Christmas Joy (MONYMINS)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL2131958.0628643
154) During the last year, approximately how much money did you and your family contribute to all religious groups or religious causes outside the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)? (FAMRELIG)
TOTAL%
1) $081132.3
2) $1-$5051720.6
3) $51-$10030312.1
4) $101-$50040916.3
5) $501-$1,0001415.6
6) $1,001-$2,0001345.3
7) $2,001 or more1897.5
9) Don't know30.1
Missing170 
TOTAL2507100.0
155) During the last year, approximately how much money did you and your family contribute to non-religious charities, community organizations, or social causes? (FAMNONRL)
TOTAL%
1) $0963.8
2) $1-$5045417.9
3) $51-$10042916.9
4) $101-$50084633.3
5) $501-$1,00031412.4
6) $1,001-$2,0001656.5
7) $2,001 or more2339.2
9) Don't know20.1
Missing138 
TOTAL2539100.0
156) I-GENDER: What is your sex? (for use with online analysis) (I-GENDER)
TOTAL%
1) Female143953.9
2) Male123146.1
Missing7 
TOTAL2670100.0
157) I-MARITAL: What is your present marital status? (for use with online analysis) (I-MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Married212981.8
2) Not married47518.2
Missing73 
TOTAL2604100.0
158) I-POLITAFF: Generally speaking, do you think of yourself as a Democrat, Independent, Republican, or other? (for use with online analysis) (I-POLITAFF)
TOTAL%
1) Democrat66925.4
2) Independent43416.5
3) Republican146655.6
4) Other662.5
Missing42 
TOTAL2635100.0
159) I-FAMINCOM: Which of these categories best describes your total family income from all sources, before taxes, during 1995? (If you live alone, or with non-relatives, answer in terms of your own personal income.) (recoded for use with online analysis) (I-FAMINCOM)
TOTAL%
0) <20K2188.7
1) 20K-49,99975130.1
2) 50K-99,99997539.1
3) 100K+54922.0
Missing184 
TOTAL2493100.0
160) I-AGE: What is your present age? (recoded for use with online analysis) (I-AGE)
TOTAL%
0) <4045917.4
1) 40-4957021.6
2) 50-6476729.1
3) 65+84432.0
Missing37 
TOTAL2640100.0
161) I-RACE1: What is your race or origin? (recoded for use with online analysis) (I-RACE1)
TOTAL%
0) White250297.7
2) Other602.3
Missing115 
TOTAL2562100.0