Presbyterian Panel Survey, November 1997 - Older Adult Ministries, Elders

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All frequencies are raw numbers (no weights used).
1) Panel Identification Number (NEWCODE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL83520607.679359
2) People often use phrases like "young adult" or "middle aged" or "older person" to describe someone's age. When you hear these terms, what specific years of age come to mind? Answer by indicating the years of age that you think are the upper and lower limits of these broad groupings. Young adulthood starts approximately at age ____. (AYNGSTRT)
TOTAL%
12) 40.5
13) 131.6
14) 131.6
15) 141.7
16) 526.3
17) 182.2
18) 33840.8
19) 172.1
20) 16119.4
21) 14817.9
22) 161.9
23) 10.1
24) 20.2
25) 253.0
28) 10.1
30) 40.5
45) 10.1
Missing7 
TOTAL828100.0
3) People often use phrases like "young adult" or "middle aged" or "older person" to describe someone's age. When you hear these terms, what specific years of age come to mind? Answer by indicating the years of age that you think are the upper and lower limits of these broad groupings. Young adulthood ...and continues through age ____. (AYNGENDS)
TOTAL%
17) 10.1
19) 30.4
20) 20.2
21) 81.0
22) 81.0
23) 60.7
24) 60.7
25) 546.5
26) 60.7
27) 101.2
28) 70.8
29) 313.8
30) 14717.8
31) 10.1
32) 60.7
33) 30.4
34) 232.8
35) 20424.7
36) 10.1
37) 10.1
38) 60.7
39) 769.2
40) 14617.7
41) 30.4
43) 10.1
44) 81.0
45) 404.8
48) 20.2
49) 60.7
50) 60.7
55) 20.2
60) 10.1
Missing10 
TOTAL825100.0
4) People often use phrases like "young adult" or "middle aged" or "older person" to describe someone's age. When you hear these terms, what specific years of age come to mind? Answer by indicating the years of age that you think are the upper and lower limits of these broad groupings. Middle age starts approximately at age ____. (AMIDSTRT)
TOTAL%
22) 10.1
25) 40.5
26) 30.4
28) 10.1
29) 40.5
30) 809.7
31) 283.4
32) 20.2
33) 40.5
35) 14417.4
36) 668.0
37) 10.1
38) 50.6
39) 81.0
40) 27332.9
41) 334.0
42) 20.2
44) 10.1
45) 9411.3
46) 121.4
47) 10.1
48) 30.4
50) 495.9
51) 10.1
55) 70.8
56) 10.1
60) 10.1
Missing6 
TOTAL829100.0
5) People often use phrases like "young adult" or "middle aged" or "older person" to describe someone's age. When you hear these terms, what specific years of age come to mind? Answer by indicating the years of age that you think are the upper and lower limits of these broad groupings. Middle age ...and continues through age ____. (AMIDENDS)
TOTAL%
40) 30.4
43) 10.1
45) 212.5
48) 30.4
49) 20.2
50) 708.5
51) 10.1
52) 20.2
54) 111.3
55) 15418.6
56) 10.1
57) 10.1
58) 20.2
59) 415.0
60) 22827.6
61) 20.2
62) 70.8
63) 30.4
64) 313.7
65) 18522.4
67) 10.1
68) 30.4
69) 151.8
70) 334.0
74) 30.4
75) 30.4
Missing8 
TOTAL827100.0
6) People often use phrases like "young adult" or "middle aged" or "older person" to describe someone's age. When you hear these terms, what specific years of age come to mind? Answer by indicating the years of age that you think are the upper and lower limits of these broad groupings. Older adulthood starts approximately at age ____. (AOLDSTRT)
TOTAL%
41) 10.1
45) 20.2
46) 10.1
49) 10.1
50) 374.5
51) 131.6
52) 20.2
53) 10.1
55) 8410.1
56) 374.5
57) 20.2
58) 20.2
59) 10.1
60) 19223.2
61) 546.5
62) 81.0
63) 50.6
65) 22927.6
66) 475.7
67) 10.1
68) 40.5
69) 30.4
70) 779.3
71) 60.7
72) 10.1
73) 10.1
74) 10.1
75) 111.3
76) 20.2
78) 10.1
80) 10.1
85) 10.1
Missing6 
TOTAL829100.0
7) Please think about older adults overall, as a broad category of persons. When you think generally of older adults, to what extent does the following term describe them?- living alone (OLDALONE)
TOTAL%
1) Descriptive of most141.7
2) Descriptive of many31938.5
3) Descriptive of some41349.8
4) Descriptive of a few789.4
5) Not descriptive of any50.6
Missing6 
TOTAL829100.0
8) Please think about older adults overall, as a broad category of persons. When you think generally of older adults, to what extent does the following term describe them? - learning, growing, developing as persons (OLDLRNG)
TOTAL%
1) Descriptive of most404.8
2) Descriptive of many28534.5
3) Descriptive of some35442.9
4) Descriptive of a few14017.0
5) Not descriptive of any60.7
Missing10 
TOTAL825100.0
9) Please think about older adults overall, as a broad category of persons. When you think generally of older adults, to what extent does the following term describe them? - disabled (OLDDISAB)
TOTAL%
1) Descriptive of most30.4
2) Descriptive of many526.3
3) Descriptive of some33540.6
4) Descriptive of a few42251.2
5) Not descriptive of any131.6
Missing10 
TOTAL825100.0
10) Please think about older adults overall, as a broad category of persons. When you think generally of older adults, to what extent does the following term describe them? - economically better off (OLDECON)
TOTAL%
1) Descriptive of most111.3
2) Descriptive of many23628.5
3) Descriptive of some43252.2
4) Descriptive of a few14117.0
5) Not descriptive of any70.8
Missing8 
TOTAL827100.0
11) Please think about older adults overall, as a broad category of persons. When you think generally of older adults, to what extent does the following term describe them? - active in church (OLDCHRCH)
TOTAL%
1) Descriptive of most455.4
2) Descriptive of many51462.0
3) Descriptive of some24429.4
4) Descriptive of a few263.1
Missing6 
TOTAL829100.0
12) Please think about older adults overall, as a broad category of persons. When you think generally of older adults, to what extent does the following term describe them? - poorly educated (OLDEDUC)
TOTAL%
1) Descriptive of most20.2
2) Descriptive of many161.9
3) Descriptive of some30537.0
4) Descriptive of a few45354.9
5) Not descriptive of any495.9
Missing10 
TOTAL825100.0
13) Please think about older adults overall, as a broad category of persons. When you think generally of older adults, to what extent does the following term describe them? - wise in the ways of the world (OLDWISE)
TOTAL%
1) Descriptive of most8610.3
2) Descriptive of many45454.6
3) Descriptive of some25230.3
4) Descriptive of a few374.5
5) Not descriptive of any20.2
Missing4 
TOTAL831100.0
14) Please think about older adults overall, as a broad category of persons. When you think generally of older adults, to what extent does the following term describe them? - economically deprived (OLDDEPRV)
TOTAL%
1) Descriptive of most10.1
2) Descriptive of many475.7
3) Descriptive of some39647.9
4) Descriptive of a few36444.0
5) Not descriptive of any192.3
Missing8 
TOTAL827100.0
15) Please think about older adults overall, as a broad category of persons. When you think generally of older adults, to what extent does the following term describe them? - set in their ways (OLDSET)
TOTAL%
1) Descriptive of most11113.4
2) Descriptive of many36744.2
3) Descriptive of some29034.9
4) Descriptive of a few617.3
5) Not descriptive of any20.2
Missing4 
TOTAL831100.0
16) Please think about older adults overall, as a broad category of persons. When you think generally of older adults, to what extent does the following term describe them? - in good health (OLDHLTHY)
TOTAL%
1) Descriptive of most91.1
2) Descriptive of many32238.8
3) Descriptive of some43752.7
4) Descriptive of a few617.3
5) Not descriptive of any10.1
Missing5 
TOTAL830100.0
17) Please think about older adults overall, as a broad category of persons. When you think generally of older adults, to what extent does the following term describe them? - spending lots of time on leisure activities (OLDLEISR)
TOTAL%
1) Descriptive of most273.3
2) Descriptive of many35142.3
3) Descriptive of some39047.0
4) Descriptive of a few617.4
Missing6 
TOTAL829100.0
18) Please think about older adults overall, as a broad category of persons. When you think generally of older adults, to what extent does the following term describe them? - living independently (OLDINDEP)
TOTAL%
1) Descriptive of most678.1
2) Descriptive of many49760.0
3) Descriptive of some23928.9
4) Descriptive of a few253.0
Missing7 
TOTAL828100.0
19) We hear many different terms used to refer to someone who has lived a long life. The following is one of the more common terms. Please indicate whether or not you consider the following term to be respectful: elderly (ELDRESPT)
TOTAL%
1) No8510.8
2) Yes70389.2
Missing47 
TOTAL788100.0
20) We hear many different terms used to refer to someone who has lived a long life. The following is one of the more common terms. Please indicate whether or not you consider the following term to be belittling: elderly (ELDBELTL)
TOTAL%
1) No61190.9
2) Yes619.1
Missing163 
TOTAL672100.0
21) We hear many different terms used to refer to someone who has lived a long life. The following is one of the more common terms. Please indicate whether or not you consider the following term to be outdated: elderly (ELDOUTDT)
TOTAL%
1) No53079.2
2) Yes13920.8
Missing166 
TOTAL669100.0
22) We hear many different terms used to refer to someone who has lived a long life. The following is one of the more common terms. Please indicate whether or not you consider the following term to be a term you regularly use: elderly (ELDREGLR)
TOTAL%
1) No22329.2
2) Yes54170.8
Missing71 
TOTAL764100.0
23) We hear many different terms used to refer to someone who has lived a long life. The following is one of the more common terms. Please indicate whether or not you consider the following term to be respectful: golden ager (GLDRESPT)
TOTAL%
1) No24634.3
2) Yes47265.7
Missing117 
TOTAL718100.0
24) We hear many different terms used to refer to someone who has lived a long life. The following is one of the more common terms. Please indicate whether or not you consider the following term to be belittling: golden ager (GLDBELTL)
TOTAL%
1) No44467.8
2) Yes21132.2
Missing180 
TOTAL655100.0
25) We hear many different terms used to refer to someone who has lived a long life. The following is one of the more common terms. Please indicate whether or not you consider the following term to be outdated: golden ager (GLDOUTDT)
TOTAL%
1) No29142.2
2) Yes39857.8
Missing146 
TOTAL689100.0
26) We hear many different terms used to refer to someone who has lived a long life. The following is one of the more common terms. Please indicate whether or not you consider the following term to be a term you regularly use: golden ager (GLDREGLR)
TOTAL%
1) No69293.0
2) Yes527.0
Missing91 
TOTAL744100.0
27) We hear many different terms used to refer to someone who has lived a long life. The following is one of the more common terms. Please indicate whether or not you consider the following term to be respectful: older adult (ADLRESPT)
TOTAL%
1) No557.1
2) Yes72492.9
Missing56 
TOTAL779100.0
28) We hear many different terms used to refer to someone who has lived a long life. The following is one of the more common terms. Please indicate whether or not you consider the following term to be belittling: older adult (ADLBELTL)
TOTAL%
1) No62494.4
2) Yes375.6
Missing174 
TOTAL661100.0
29) We hear many different terms used to refer to someone who has lived a long life. The following is one of the more common terms. Please indicate whether or not you consider the following term to be outdated: older adult (ADLOUTDT)
TOTAL%
1) No58288.7
2) Yes7411.3
Missing179 
TOTAL656100.0
30) We hear many different terms used to refer to someone who has lived a long life. The following is one of the more common terms. Please indicate whether or not you consider the following term to be a term you regularly use: older adult (ADLREGLR)
TOTAL%
1) No33344.3
2) Yes41955.7
Missing83 
TOTAL752100.0
31) We hear many different terms used to refer to someone who has lived a long life. The following is one of the more common terms. Please indicate whether or not you consider the following term to be respectful: old person (OLDRESPT)
TOTAL%
1) No56780.0
2) Yes14220.0
Missing126 
TOTAL709100.0
32) We hear many different terms used to refer to someone who has lived a long life. The following is one of the more common terms. Please indicate whether or not you consider the following term to be belittling: old person (OLDBELTL)
TOTAL%
1) No18725.9
2) Yes53474.1
Missing114 
TOTAL721100.0
33) We hear many different terms used to refer to someone who has lived a long life. The following is one of the more common terms. Please indicate whether or not you consider the following term to be outdated: old person (OLDOUTDT)
TOTAL%
1) No21031.1
2) Yes46568.9
Missing160 
TOTAL675100.0
34) We hear many different terms used to refer to someone who has lived a long life. The following is one of the more common terms. Please indicate whether or not you consider the following term to be a term you regularly use: old person (OLDREGLR)
TOTAL%
1) No63987.5
2) Yes9112.5
Missing105 
TOTAL730100.0
35) We hear many different terms used to refer to someone who has lived a long life. The following is one of the more common terms. Please indicate whether or not you consider the following term to be respectful: prime timer (PRMRESPT)
TOTAL%
1) No36654.4
2) Yes30745.6
Missing162 
TOTAL673100.0
36) We hear many different terms used to refer to someone who has lived a long life. The following is one of the more common terms. Please indicate whether or not you consider the following term to be belittling: prime timer (PRMBELTL)
TOTAL%
1) No36255.4
2) Yes29144.6
Missing182 
TOTAL653100.0
37) We hear many different terms used to refer to someone who has lived a long life. The following is one of the more common terms. Please indicate whether or not you consider the following term to be outdated: prime timer (PRMOUTDT)
TOTAL%
1) No26740.7
2) Yes38959.3
Missing179 
TOTAL656100.0
38) We hear many different terms used to refer to someone who has lived a long life. The following is one of the more common terms. Please indicate whether or not you consider the following term to be a term you regularly use: prime timer (PRMREGLR)
TOTAL%
1) No68393.8
2) Yes456.2
Missing107 
TOTAL728100.0
39) We hear many different terms used to refer to someone who has lived a long life. The following is one of the more common terms. Please indicate whether or not you consider the following term to be respectful: senior (SRRESPT)
TOTAL%
1) No526.5
2) Yes74593.5
Missing38 
TOTAL797100.0
40) We hear many different terms used to refer to someone who has lived a long life. The following is one of the more common terms. Please indicate whether or not you consider the following term to be belittling: senior (SRBELTL)
TOTAL%
1) No62894.7
2) Yes355.3
Missing172 
TOTAL663100.0
41) We hear many different terms used to refer to someone who has lived a long life. The following is one of the more common terms. Please indicate whether or not you consider the following term to be outdated: senior (SROUTDT)
TOTAL%
1) No59891.9
2) Yes538.1
Missing184 
TOTAL651100.0
42) We hear many different terms used to refer to someone who has lived a long life. The following is one of the more common terms. Please indicate whether or not you consider the following term to be a term you regularly use: senior (SRREGLR)
TOTAL%
1) No21828.4
2) Yes54971.6
Missing68 
TOTAL767100.0
43) (FOR CONVENIENCE AND UNIFORMITY, IN THE FOLLOWING QUESTION WE DEFINE THE TERMS OLDER ADULTS AND OLDER MEMBERS AS PERSONS WHO HAVE REACHED AGE 65, I.E., THE USUAL AGE OF ELIGIBILITY FOR MEDICARE AND FULL SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS.) Please indicate whether or not during the past 12 months your congregation has regularly provided the following activity, program, or service specifically or primarily for one or more older adults.- adult day care (PROGDYCR)
TOTAL%
1) No72290.0
2) Yes8010.0
Missing33 
TOTAL802100.0
44) (FOR CONVENIENCE AND UNIFORMITY, IN THE FOLLOWING QUESTION WE DEFINE THE TERMS OLDER ADULTS AND OLDER MEMBERS AS PERSONS WHO HAVE REACHED AGE 65, I.E., THE USUAL AGE OF ELIGIBILITY FOR MEDICARE AND FULL SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS.) (ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS THAT ANSWERED 1-"YES" TO PROGDYCR.) To what extent did older-adult members (as volunteers) provide or lead the adult day care service/program? (EXTDYCR)
TOTAL%
1) Mostly/entirely1516.3
2) Some extent2527.2
3) Not at all2729.3
4) Don't know2527.2
Missing743 
TOTAL92100.0
45) (FOR CONVENIENCE AND UNIFORMITY, IN THE FOLLOWING QUESTION WE DEFINE THE TERMS OLDER ADULTS AND OLDER MEMBERS AS PERSONS WHO HAVE REACHED AGE 65, I.E., THE USUAL AGE OF ELIGIBILITY FOR MEDICARE AND FULL SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS.) Please indicate whether or not during the past 12 months your congregation has regularly provided the following activity, program, or service specifically or primarily for one or more older adults.- Bible study/spiritual growth for the homebound or those in nursing homes (PROGBIBL)
TOTAL%
1) No40452.4
2) Yes36747.6
Missing64 
TOTAL771100.0
46) (FOR CONVENIENCE AND UNIFORMITY, IN THE FOLLOWING QUESTION WE DEFINE THE TERMS OLDER ADULTS AND OLDER MEMBERS AS PERSONS WHO HAVE REACHED AGE 65, I.E., THE USUAL AGE OF ELIGIBILITY FOR MEDICARE AND FULL SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS.) (ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS THAT ANSWERED 1-"YES" TO PROGBIBL.) To what extent did older-adult members (as volunteers) provide or lead the Bible study/spiritual growth for the homebound or those in nursing homes service/program? (EXTBIBL)
TOTAL%
1) Mostly/entirely8423.4
2) Some extent19955.4
3) Not at all164.5
4) Don't know6016.7
Missing476 
TOTAL359100.0
47) (FOR CONVENIENCE AND UNIFORMITY, IN THE FOLLOWING QUESTION WE DEFINE THE TERMS OLDER ADULTS AND OLDER MEMBERS AS PERSONS WHO HAVE REACHED AGE 65, I.E., THE USUAL AGE OF ELIGIBILITY FOR MEDICARE AND FULL SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS.) Please indicate whether or not during the past 12 months your congregation has regularly provided the following activity, program, or service specifically or primarily for one or more older adults.- church (Sunday) school class (PROGSCHL)
TOTAL%
1) No19424.1
2) Yes61275.9
Missing29 
TOTAL806100.0
48) (FOR CONVENIENCE AND UNIFORMITY, IN THE FOLLOWING QUESTION WE DEFINE THE TERMS OLDER ADULTS AND OLDER MEMBERS AS PERSONS WHO HAVE REACHED AGE 65, I.E., THE USUAL AGE OF ELIGIBILITY FOR MEDICARE AND FULL SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS.) (ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS THAT ANSWERED 1-"YES" TO PROGSCHL.) To what extent did older-adult members (as volunteers) provide or lead the church (Sunday) school class service/program? (EXTSCHL)
TOTAL%
1) Mostly/entirely27246.4
2) Some extent24842.3
3) Not at all305.1
4) Don't know366.1
Missing249 
TOTAL586100.0
49) (FOR CONVENIENCE AND UNIFORMITY, IN THE FOLLOWING QUESTION WE DEFINE THE TERMS OLDER ADULTS AND OLDER MEMBERS AS PERSONS WHO HAVE REACHED AGE 65, I.E., THE USUAL AGE OF ELIGIBILITY FOR MEDICARE AND FULL SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS.) Please indicate whether or not during the past 12 months your congregation has regularly provided the following activity, program, or service specifically or primarily for one or more older adults.- distributing taped copies of worship services (PROGTAPE)
TOTAL%
1) No20726.3
2) Yes58073.7
Missing48 
TOTAL787100.0
50) (FOR CONVENIENCE AND UNIFORMITY, IN THE FOLLOWING QUESTION WE DEFINE THE TERMS OLDER ADULTS AND OLDER MEMBERS AS PERSONS WHO HAVE REACHED AGE 65, I.E., THE USUAL AGE OF ELIGIBILITY FOR MEDICARE AND FULL SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS.) (ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS THAT ANSWERED 1-"YES" TO PROGTAPE.) To what extent did older-adult members (as volunteers) provide or lead the distribution of taped copies of worship services service/program? (EXTTAPE)
TOTAL%
1) Mostly/entirely16129.4
2) Some extent24344.3
3) Not at all549.9
4) Don't know9016.4
Missing287 
TOTAL548100.0
51) (FOR CONVENIENCE AND UNIFORMITY, IN THE FOLLOWING QUESTION WE DEFINE THE TERMS OLDER ADULTS AND OLDER MEMBERS AS PERSONS WHO HAVE REACHED AGE 65, I.E., THE USUAL AGE OF ELIGIBILITY FOR MEDICARE AND FULL SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS.) Please indicate whether or not during the past 12 months your congregation has regularly provided the following activity, program, or service specifically or primarily for one or more older adults.- emergency financial aid (PROGAID)
TOTAL%
1) No27640.8
2) Yes40059.2
Missing159 
TOTAL676100.0
52) (FOR CONVENIENCE AND UNIFORMITY, IN THE FOLLOWING QUESTION WE DEFINE THE TERMS OLDER ADULTS AND OLDER MEMBERS AS PERSONS WHO HAVE REACHED AGE 65, I.E., THE USUAL AGE OF ELIGIBILITY FOR MEDICARE AND FULL SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS.) (ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS THAT ANSWERED 1-"YES" TO PROGAID.) To what extent did older-adult members (as volunteers) provide or lead the emergency financial aid service/program? (EXTAID)
TOTAL%
1) Mostly/entirely338.5
2) Some extent16442.4
3) Not at all379.6
4) Don't know15339.5
Missing448 
TOTAL387100.0
53) (FOR CONVENIENCE AND UNIFORMITY, IN THE FOLLOWING QUESTION WE DEFINE THE TERMS OLDER ADULTS AND OLDER MEMBERS AS PERSONS WHO HAVE REACHED AGE 65, I.E., THE USUAL AGE OF ELIGIBILITY FOR MEDICARE AND FULL SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS.) Please indicate whether or not during the past 12 months your congregation has regularly provided the following activity, program, or service specifically or primarily for one or more older adults.- gifts at special seasons of the year (PROGGIFT)
TOTAL%
1) No28037.0
2) Yes47663.0
Missing79 
TOTAL756100.0
54) (FOR CONVENIENCE AND UNIFORMITY, IN THE FOLLOWING QUESTION WE DEFINE THE TERMS OLDER ADULTS AND OLDER MEMBERS AS PERSONS WHO HAVE REACHED AGE 65, I.E., THE USUAL AGE OF ELIGIBILITY FOR MEDICARE AND FULL SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS.) (ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS THAT ANSWERED 1-"YES" TO PROGGIFT.) To what extent did older-adult members (as volunteers) provide or lead the gifts at special seasons of the year service? (EXTGIFT)
TOTAL%
1) Mostly/entirely10322.9
2) Some extent25656.9
3) Not at all214.7
4) Don't know7015.6
Missing385 
TOTAL450100.0
55) (FOR CONVENIENCE AND UNIFORMITY, IN THE FOLLOWING QUESTION WE DEFINE THE TERMS OLDER ADULTS AND OLDER MEMBERS AS PERSONS WHO HAVE REACHED AGE 65, I.E., THE USUAL AGE OF ELIGIBILITY FOR MEDICARE AND FULL SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS.) Please indicate whether or not during the past 12 months your congregation has regularly provided the following activity, program, or service specifically or primarily for one or more older adults.- grocery-shopping service (PROGGROC)
TOTAL%
1) No51870.3
2) Yes21929.7
Missing98 
TOTAL737100.0
56) (FOR CONVENIENCE AND UNIFORMITY, IN THE FOLLOWING QUESTION WE DEFINE THE TERMS OLDER ADULTS AND OLDER MEMBERS AS PERSONS WHO HAVE REACHED AGE 65, I.E., THE USUAL AGE OF ELIGIBILITY FOR MEDICARE AND FULL SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS.) (ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS THAT ANSWERED 1-"YES" TO PROGGROC.) To what extent did older-adult members (as volunteers) provide or lead the grocery-shopping service/program? (EXTGROC)
TOTAL%
1) Mostly/entirely4320.1
2) Some extent9644.9
3) Not at all188.4
4) Don't know5726.6
Missing621 
TOTAL214100.0
57) (FOR CONVENIENCE AND UNIFORMITY, IN THE FOLLOWING QUESTION WE DEFINE THE TERMS OLDER ADULTS AND OLDER MEMBERS AS PERSONS WHO HAVE REACHED AGE 65, I.E., THE USUAL AGE OF ELIGIBILITY FOR MEDICARE AND FULL SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS.) Please indicate whether or not during the past 12 months your congregation has regularly provided the following activity, program, or service specifically or primarily for one or more older adults. - help finding opportunities for paid employment (PROGEMP)
TOTAL%
1) No54378.4
2) Yes15021.6
Missing142 
TOTAL693100.0
58) (FOR CONVENIENCE AND UNIFORMITY, IN THE FOLLOWING QUESTION WE DEFINE THE TERMS OLDER ADULTS AND OLDER MEMBERS AS PERSONS WHO HAVE REACHED AGE 65, I.E., THE USUAL AGE OF ELIGIBILITY FOR MEDICARE AND FULL SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS.) (ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS THAT ANSWERED 1 -"YES" TO PROGEMP.) To what extent did older-adult members (as volunteers) provide or lead the help finding opportunities for paid employment service/program? (EXTEMP)
TOTAL%
1) Mostly/entirely85.3
2) Some extent4731.1
3) Not at all2113.9
4) Don't know7549.7
Missing684 
TOTAL151100.0
59) (FOR CONVENIENCE AND UNIFORMITY, IN THE FOLLOWING QUESTION WE DEFINE THE TERMS OLDER ADULTS AND OLDER MEMBERS AS PERSONS WHO HAVE REACHED AGE 65, I.E., THE USUAL AGE OF ELIGIBILITY FOR MEDICARE AND FULL SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS.) Please indicate whether or not during the past 12 months your congregation has regularly provided the following activity, program, or service specifically or primarily for one or more older adults. - help matching volunteers with needs in the church or community (PROGVOLS)
TOTAL%
1) No31644.0
2) Yes40256.0
Missing117 
TOTAL718100.0
60) (FOR CONVENIENCE AND UNIFORMITY, IN THE FOLLOWING QUESTION WE DEFINE THE TERMS OLDER ADULTS AND OLDER MEMBERS AS PERSONS WHO HAVE REACHED AGE 65, I.E., THE USUAL AGE OF ELIGIBILITY FOR MEDICARE AND FULL SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS.) (ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS THAT ANSWERED 1-"YES" TO PROGVOLS.) To what extent did older-adult members (as volunteers) provide or lead the help matching volunteers with needs in the church or community service/program? (EXTVOLS)
TOTAL%
1) Mostly/entirely7018.1
2) Some extent23661.1
3) Not at all184.7
4) Don't know6216.1
Missing449 
TOTAL386100.0
61) (FOR CONVENIENCE AND UNIFORMITY, IN THE FOLLOWING QUESTION WE DEFINE THE TERMS OLDER ADULTS AND OLDER MEMBERS AS PERSONS WHO HAVE REACHED AGE 65, I.E., THE USUAL AGE OF ELIGIBILITY FOR MEDICARE AND FULL SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS.) Please indicate whether or not during the past 12 months your congregation has regularly provided the following activity, program, or service specifically or primarily for one or more older adults.- home visitation (PROGVIST)
TOTAL%
1) No688.5
2) Yes72891.5
Missing39 
TOTAL796100.0
62) (FOR CONVENIENCE AND UNIFORMITY, IN THE FOLLOWING QUESTION WE DEFINE THE TERMS OLDER ADULTS AND OLDER MEMBERS AS PERSONS WHO HAVE REACHED AGE 65, I.E., THE USUAL AGE OF ELIGIBILITY FOR MEDICARE AND FULL SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS.) (ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS THAT ANSWERED 1-"YES" TO PROGVIST.) To what extent did older-adult members (as volunteers) provide or lead the home visitation service/program? (EXTVIST)
TOTAL%
1) Mostly/entirely16223.2
2) Some extent45765.4
3) Not at all273.9
4) Don't know537.6
Missing136 
TOTAL699100.0
63) (FOR CONVENIENCE AND UNIFORMITY, IN THE FOLLOWING QUESTION WE DEFINE THE TERMS OLDER ADULTS AND OLDER MEMBERS AS PERSONS WHO HAVE REACHED AGE 65, I.E., THE USUAL AGE OF ELIGIBILITY FOR MEDICARE AND FULL SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS.) Please indicate whether or not during the past 12 months your congregation has regularly provided the following activity, program, or service specifically or primarily for one or more older adults.- hot meals in the home (PROGMEAL)
TOTAL%
1) No42656.3
2) Yes33143.7
Missing78 
TOTAL757100.0
64) (FOR CONVENIENCE AND UNIFORMITY, IN THE FOLLOWING QUESTION WE DEFINE THE TERMS OLDER ADULTS AND OLDER MEMBERS AS PERSONS WHO HAVE REACHED AGE 65, I.E., THE USUAL AGE OF ELIGIBILITY FOR MEDICARE AND FULL SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS.) (ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS THAT ANSWERED 1-"YES" TO PROGMEAL.) To what extent did older-adult members (as volunteers) provide or lead the hot meals in the home service/program? (EXTMEAL)
TOTAL%
1) Mostly/entirely10532.9
2) Some extent15448.3
3) Not at all175.3
4) Don't know4313.5
Missing516 
TOTAL319100.0
65) (FOR CONVENIENCE AND UNIFORMITY, IN THE FOLLOWING QUESTION WE DEFINE THE TERMS OLDER ADULTS AND OLDER MEMBERS AS PERSONS WHO HAVE REACHED AGE 65, I.E., THE USUAL AGE OF ELIGIBILITY FOR MEDICARE AND FULL SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS.) Please indicate whether or not during the past 12 months your congregation has regularly provided the following activity, program, or service specifically or primarily for one or more older adults.- housekeeping services (PROGKEEP)
TOTAL%
1) No60283.4
2) Yes12016.6
Missing113 
TOTAL722100.0
66) (FOR CONVENIENCE AND UNIFORMITY, IN THE FOLLOWING QUESTION WE DEFINE THE TERMS OLDER ADULTS AND OLDER MEMBERS AS PERSONS WHO HAVE REACHED AGE 65, I.E., THE USUAL AGE OF ELIGIBILITY FOR MEDICARE AND FULL SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS.) (ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS THAT ANSWERED 1-"YES" TO PROGKEEP.) To what extent did older-adult members (as volunteers) provide or lead the housekeeping service/program? (EXTKEEP)
TOTAL%
1) Mostly/entirely108.5
2) Some extent3328.2
3) Not at all2218.8
4) Don't know5244.4
Missing718 
TOTAL117100.0
67) (FOR CONVENIENCE AND UNIFORMITY, IN THE FOLLOWING QUESTION WE DEFINE THE TERMS OLDER ADULTS AND OLDER MEMBERS AS PERSONS WHO HAVE REACHED AGE 65, I.E., THE USUAL AGE OF ELIGIBILITY FOR MEDICARE AND FULL SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS.) Please indicate whether or not during the past 12 months your congregation has regularly provided the following activity, program, or service specifically or primarily for one or more older adults.- legal aid (PROGLEGL)
TOTAL%
1) No57782.7
2) Yes12117.3
Missing137 
TOTAL698100.0
68) (FOR CONVENIENCE AND UNIFORMITY, IN THE FOLLOWING QUESTION WE DEFINE THE TERMS OLDER ADULTS AND OLDER MEMBERS AS PERSONS WHO HAVE REACHED AGE 65, I.E., THE USUAL AGE OF ELIGIBILITY FOR MEDICARE AND FULL SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS.) (ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS THAT ANSWERED 1-"YES" TO PROGKEEP.) To what extent did older-adult members (as volunteers) provide or lead the legal aid service/program? (EXTLEGL)
TOTAL%
1) Mostly/entirely108.2
2) Some extent3528.7
3) Not at all1713.9
4) Don't know6049.2
Missing713 
TOTAL122100.0
69) (FOR CONVENIENCE AND UNIFORMITY, IN THE FOLLOWING QUESTION WE DEFINE THE TERMS OLDER ADULTS AND OLDER MEMBERS AS PERSONS WHO HAVE REACHED AGE 65, I.E., THE USUAL AGE OF ELIGIBILITY FOR MEDICARE AND FULL SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS.) Please indicate whether or not during the past 12 months your congregation has regularly provided the following activity, program, or service specifically or primarily for one or more older adults.- personal letter writing and reading (PROGLETR)
TOTAL%
1) No53175.5
2) Yes17224.5
Missing132 
TOTAL703100.0
70) (FOR CONVENIENCE AND UNIFORMITY, IN THE FOLLOWING QUESTION WE DEFINE THE TERMS OLDER ADULTS AND OLDER MEMBERS AS PERSONS WHO HAVE REACHED AGE 65, I.E., THE USUAL AGE OF ELIGIBILITY FOR MEDICARE AND FULL SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS.) (ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS THAT ANSWERED 1-"YES" TO PROGLETR.) To what extent did older-adult members (as volunteers) provide or lead the personal letter writing and reading service/program? (EXTLETR)
TOTAL%
1) Mostly/entirely2414.5
2) Some extent6338.0
3) Not at all159.0
4) Don't know6438.6
Missing669 
TOTAL166100.0
71) (FOR CONVENIENCE AND UNIFORMITY, IN THE FOLLOWING QUESTION WE DEFINE THE TERMS OLDER ADULTS AND OLDER MEMBERS AS PERSONS WHO HAVE REACHED AGE 65, I.E., THE USUAL AGE OF ELIGIBILITY FOR MEDICARE AND FULL SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS.) Please indicate whether or not during the past 12 months your congregation has regularly provided the following activity, program, or service specifically or primarily for one or more older adults.- parish nurse program (PROGNRSE)
TOTAL%
1) No60581.6
2) Yes13618.4
Missing94 
TOTAL741100.0
72) (FOR CONVENIENCE AND UNIFORMITY, IN THE FOLLOWING QUESTION WE DEFINE THE TERMS OLDER ADULTS AND OLDER MEMBERS AS PERSONS WHO HAVE REACHED AGE 65, I.E., THE USUAL AGE OF ELIGIBILITY FOR MEDICARE AND FULL SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS.) (ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS THAT ANSWERED 1-"YES" TO PROGNRSE.) To what extent did older-adult members (as volunteers) provide or lead the parish nurse program/service? (EXTNRSE)
TOTAL%
1) Mostly/entirely118.3
2) Some extent3929.5
3) Not at all3022.7
4) Don't know5239.4
Missing703 
TOTAL132100.0
73) (FOR CONVENIENCE AND UNIFORMITY, IN THE FOLLOWING QUESTION WE DEFINE THE TERMS OLDER ADULTS AND OLDER MEMBERS AS PERSONS WHO HAVE REACHED AGE 65, I.E., THE USUAL AGE OF ELIGIBILITY FOR MEDICARE AND FULL SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS.) Please indicate whether or not during the past 12 months your congregation has regularly provided the following activity, program, or service specifically or primarily for one or more older adults.- providing a break for caregivers of persons with disabilities or the homebound("respite care") (PROGRSPT)
TOTAL%
1) No49570.9
2) Yes20329.1
Missing137 
TOTAL698100.0
74) (FOR CONVENIENCE AND UNIFORMITY, IN THE FOLLOWING QUESTION WE DEFINE THE TERMS OLDER ADULTS AND OLDER MEMBERS AS PERSONS WHO HAVE REACHED AGE 65, I.E., THE USUAL AGE OF ELIGIBILITY FOR MEDICARE AND FULL SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS.) (ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS THAT ANSWERED 1-"YES" TO PROGRSPT.) To what extent did older-adult members (as volunteers) provide or lead the providing a break for caregivers of persons with disabilities or the homebound ("respite care") service/program? (EXTRSPT)
TOTAL%
1) Mostly/entirely3919.8
2) Some extent8945.2
3) Not at all147.1
4) Don't know5527.9
Missing638 
TOTAL197100.0
75) (FOR CONVENIENCE AND UNIFORMITY, IN THE FOLLOWING QUESTION WE DEFINE THE TERMS OLDER ADULTS AND OLDER MEMBERS AS PERSONS WHO HAVE REACHED AGE 65, I.E., THE USUAL AGE OF ELIGIBILITY FOR MEDICARE AND FULL SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS.) Please indicate whether or not during the past 12 months your congregation has regularly provided the following activity, program, or service specifically or primarily for one or more older adults.- Shepherd's Center (PROGSHEP)
TOTAL%
1) No53780.8
2) Yes12819.2
Missing170 
TOTAL665100.0
76) (FOR CONVENIENCE AND UNIFORMITY, IN THE FOLLOWING QUESTION WE DEFINE THE TERMS OLDER ADULTS AND OLDER MEMBERS AS PERSONS WHO HAVE REACHED AGE 65, I.E., THE USUAL AGE OF ELIGIBILITY FOR MEDICARE AND FULL SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS.) (ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS THAT ANSWERED 1-"YES" TO PROGSHEP.) To what extent did older-adult members (as volunteers) provide or lead the Shepherd's Center service/program? (EXTSHEP)
TOTAL%
1) Mostly/entirely1915.2
2) Some extent3628.8
3) Not at all129.6
4) Don't know5846.4
Missing710 
TOTAL125100.0
77) (FOR CONVENIENCE AND UNIFORMITY, IN THE FOLLOWING QUESTION WE DEFINE THE TERMS OLDER ADULTS AND OLDER MEMBERS AS PERSONS WHO HAVE REACHED AGE 65, I.E., THE USUAL AGE OF ELIGIBILITY FOR MEDICARE AND FULL SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS.) Please indicate whether or not during the past 12 months your congregation has regularly provided the following activity, program, or service specifically or primarily for one or more older adults.- phone calls to check on the homebound (PROGCALL)
TOTAL%
1) No21028.0
2) Yes53972.0
Missing86 
TOTAL749100.0
78) (FOR CONVENIENCE AND UNIFORMITY, IN THE FOLLOWING QUESTION WE DEFINE THE TERMS OLDER ADULTS AND OLDER MEMBERS AS PERSONS WHO HAVE REACHED AGE 65, I.E., THE USUAL AGE OF ELIGIBILITY FOR MEDICARE AND FULL SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS.) (ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS THAT ANSWERED 1-"YES" TO PROGCALL.) To what extent did older-adult members (as volunteers) provide or lead the phone calls to check on the homebound service/program? (EXTCALL)
TOTAL%
1) Mostly/entirely13826.7
2) Some extent31160.3
3) Not at all193.7
4) Don't know489.3
Missing319 
TOTAL516100.0
79) (FOR CONVENIENCE AND UNIFORMITY, IN THE FOLLOWING QUESTION WE DEFINE THE TERMS OLDER ADULTS AND OLDER MEMBERS AS PERSONS WHO HAVE REACHED AGE 65, I.E., THE USUAL AGE OF ELIGIBILITY FOR MEDICARE AND FULL SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS.) Please indicate whether or not during the past 12 months your congregation has regularly provided the following activity, program, or service specifically or primarily for one or more older adults.- temporary assistance during periods of illness (PROGILL)
TOTAL%
1) No22631.9
2) Yes48368.1
Missing126 
TOTAL709100.0
80) (FOR CONVENIENCE AND UNIFORMITY, IN THE FOLLOWING QUESTION WE DEFINE THE TERMS OLDER ADULTS AND OLDER MEMBERS AS PERSONS WHO HAVE REACHED AGE 65, I.E., THE USUAL AGE OF ELIGIBILITY FOR MEDICARE AND FULL SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS.) (ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS THAT ANSWERED 1-"YES" TO PROGILL.) To what extent did older-adult members (as volunteers) provide or lead the temporary assistance during periods of illness service/program? (EXTILL)
TOTAL%
1) Mostly/entirely10522.6
2) Some extent28361.0
3) Not at all112.4
4) Don't know6514.0
Missing371 
TOTAL464100.0
81) (FOR CONVENIENCE AND UNIFORMITY, IN THE FOLLOWING QUESTION WE DEFINE THE TERMS OLDER ADULTS AND OLDER MEMBERS AS PERSONS WHO HAVE REACHED AGE 65, I.E., THE USUAL AGE OF ELIGIBILITY FOR MEDICARE AND FULL SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS.) Please indicate whether or not during the past 12 months your congregation has regularly provided the following activity, program, or service specifically or primarily for one or more older adults.- transportation to and from church services (PROGSERV)
TOTAL%
1) No11414.5
2) Yes67385.5
Missing48 
TOTAL787100.0
82) (FOR CONVENIENCE AND UNIFORMITY, IN THE FOLLOWING QUESTION WE DEFINE THE TERMS OLDER ADULTS AND OLDER MEMBERS AS PERSONS WHO HAVE REACHED AGE 65, I.E., THE USUAL AGE OF ELIGIBILITY FOR MEDICARE AND FULL SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS.) (ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS THAT ANSWERED 1-"YES" TO PROGSERV.) To what extent did older-adult members (as volunteers) provide or lead the transportation to and from church services? (EXTSERV)
TOTAL%
1) Mostly/entirely16425.4
2) Some extent40062.0
3) Not at all446.8
4) Don't know375.7
Missing190 
TOTAL645100.0
83) (FOR CONVENIENCE AND UNIFORMITY, IN THE FOLLOWING QUESTION WE DEFINE THE TERMS OLDER ADULTS AND OLDER MEMBERS AS PERSONS WHO HAVE REACHED AGE 65, I.E., THE USUAL AGE OF ELIGIBILITY FOR MEDICARE AND FULL SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS.) Please indicate whether or not during the past 12 months your congregation has regularly provided the following activity, program, or service specifically or primarily for one or more older adults.- transportation to and from other church programs (PROGPROG)
TOTAL%
1) No17723.6
2) Yes57476.4
Missing84 
TOTAL751100.0
84) (FOR CONVENIENCE AND UNIFORMITY, IN THE FOLLOWING QUESTION WE DEFINE THE TERMS OLDER ADULTS AND OLDER MEMBERS AS PERSONS WHO HAVE REACHED AGE 65, I.E., THE USUAL AGE OF ELIGIBILITY FOR MEDICARE AND FULL SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS.) (ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS THAT ANSWERED 1-"YES" TO PROGSERV.) To what extent did older-adult members (as volunteers) provide or lead the transportation to and from other church programs? (EXTPROG)
TOTAL%
1) Mostly/entirely12322.3
2) Some extent35564.3
3) Not at all407.2
4) Don't know346.2
Missing283 
TOTAL552100.0
85) (FOR CONVENIENCE AND UNIFORMITY, IN THE FOLLOWING QUESTION WE DEFINE THE TERMS OLDER ADULTS AND OLDER MEMBERS AS PERSONS WHO HAVE REACHED AGE 65, I.E., THE USUAL AGE OF ELIGIBILITY FOR MEDICARE AND FULL SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS.) Please indicate whether or not during the past 12 months your congregation has regularly provided the following activity, program, or service specifically or primarily for one or more older adults.- transportation to medical facilities (PROGMED)
TOTAL%
1) No29541.3
2) Yes41958.7
Missing121 
TOTAL714100.0
86) (FOR CONVENIENCE AND UNIFORMITY, IN THE FOLLOWING QUESTION WE DEFINE THE TERMS OLDER ADULTS AND OLDER MEMBERS AS PERSONS WHO HAVE REACHED AGE 65, I.E., THE USUAL AGE OF ELIGIBILITY FOR MEDICARE AND FULL SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS.) (ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS THAT ANSWERED 1-"YES" TO PROGSERV.) To what extent did older-adult members (as volunteers) provide or lead the transportation to medical facilities? (EXTMED)
TOTAL%
1) Mostly/entirely9122.1
2) Some extent23857.9
3) Not at all194.6
4) Don't know6315.3
Missing424 
TOTAL411100.0
87) To what extent, if any, have older-adult members (i.e., as volunteers, not paid staff) provided or led the following activity or program in your congregation?- making telephone calls on behalf of the congregation (VOLPHONE)
TOTAL%
1) Mostly/entirely13516.6
2) Some extent53866.3
3) Not at all344.2
4) Don't know9411.6
5) Not applicable111.4
Missing23 
TOTAL812100.0
88) To what extent, if any, have older-adult members (i.e., as volunteers, not paid staff) provided or led the following activity or program in your congregation?- Stephen ministry (VOLSTEVN)
TOTAL%
1) Mostly/entirely567.4
2) Some extent18224.2
3) Not at all10714.2
4) Don't know18524.6
5) Not applicable22229.5
Missing83 
TOTAL752100.0
89) To what extent, if any, have older-adult members (i.e., as volunteers, not paid staff) provided or led the following activity or program in your congregation?- teaching church (Sunday) school (VOLSUNDY)
TOTAL%
1) Mostly/entirely779.5
2) Some extent63778.3
3) Not at all637.7
4) Don't know303.7
5) Not applicable70.9
Missing21 
TOTAL814100.0
90) To what extent, if any, have older-adult members (i.e., as volunteers, not paid staff) provided or led the following activity or program in your congregation?- mentoring children (VOLMNTOR)
TOTAL%
1) Mostly/entirely364.5
2) Some extent44456.0
3) Not at all12615.9
4) Don't know15719.8
5) Not applicable303.8
Missing42 
TOTAL793100.0
91) To what extent, if any, have older-adult members (i.e., as volunteers, not paid staff) provided or led the following activity or program in your congregation? - writing "thank-you" notes on behalf of the congregation (VOLNOTES)
TOTAL%
1) Mostly/entirely789.9
2) Some extent26233.3
3) Not at all12115.4
4) Don't know28235.9
5) Not applicable435.5
Missing49 
TOTAL786100.0
92) To what extent, if any, have older-adult members (i.e., as volunteers, not paid staff) provided or led the following activity or program in your congregation? - providing library services (i.e., working in the church library) (VOLLIBRY)
TOTAL%
1) Mostly/entirely17722.0
2) Some extent29036.1
3) Not at all13516.8
4) Don't know11113.8
5) Not applicable9011.2
Missing32 
TOTAL803100.0
93) At one time or another, some congregations make particular efforts to develop intergenerational programs or activities (i.e., those that bring together persons of different age groups). Such programs involve more than simply inviting everyone in the congregation to attend or having different age groups meet together. They involve actively recruiting people of different age groups for the express purpose of fostering interaction among people in these age groups. Has your congregation held any intentionally-intergenerational activities in the last year? (INTERGEN)
TOTAL%
1) No40451.8
2) Yes37648.2
Missing55 
TOTAL780100.0
94) (ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS THAT ANSWERED 1="YES" TO INTERGEN) If "yes," indicate whether the following specific type of intergenerational activity took place in your congregation during the last 12 months: special worship services. (WORSHP12)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked69183.0
1) Checked14217.0
Missing2 
TOTAL833100.0
95) (ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS THAT ANSWERED 1="YES" TO INTERGEN) If "yes," indicate whether the following specific type of intergenerational activity took place in your congregation during the last 12 months: church (Sunday) school classes. (SCHOOL12)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked66079.1
1) Checked17420.9
Missing1 
TOTAL834100.0
96) (ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS THAT ANSWERED 1="YES" TO INTERGEN) If "yes," indicate whether the following specific type of intergenerational activity took place in your congregation during the last 12 months: special discussion groups. (DISCUS12)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked72987.5
1) Checked10412.5
Missing2 
TOTAL833100.0
97) (ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS THAT ANSWERED 1="YES" TO INTERGEN) If "yes," indicate whether the following specific type of intergenerational activity took place in your congregation during the last 12 months: family night meals. (MEALS12)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked53464.0
1) Checked30036.0
Missing1 
TOTAL834100.0
98) (ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS THAT ANSWERED 1="YES" TO INTERGEN) If "yes," indicate whether the following specific type of intergenerational activity took place in your congregation during the last 12 months: men's/boy's groups. (BOYGRP12)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked76892.0
1) Checked678.0
TOTAL835100.0
99) (ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS THAT ANSWERED 1="YES" TO INTERGEN) If "yes," indicate whether the following specific type of intergenerational activity took place in your congregation during the last 12 months: women's/girl's groups. (GRLGRP12)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked74088.6
1) Checked9511.4
TOTAL835100.0
100) (ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS THAT ANSWERED 1="YES" TO INTERGEN) If "yes," indicate whether the following specific type of intergenerational activity took place in your congregation during the last 12 months: recreational activities. (RECACT12)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked66579.7
1) Checked16920.3
Missing1 
TOTAL834100.0
101) (ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS THAT ANSWERED 1="YES" TO INTERGEN) If "yes," indicate whether the following specific type of intergenerational activity took place in your congregation during the last 12 months: others. (OTHER12)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked72186.5
1) Checked11313.5
Missing1 
TOTAL834100.0
102) (ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS THAT ANSWERED 1="YES" TO INTERGEN) If there has been one or more intentionally-intergenerational activity in your congregation during the last year, please indicate whether the following age group participated in this activity: young children. (PARTKIDS)
TOTAL%
1) No298.2
2) Yes28681.0
3) Don't know3810.8
Missing482 
TOTAL353100.0
103) (ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS THAT ANSWERED 1="YES" TO INTERGEN) If there has been one or more intentionally-intergenerational activity in your congregation during the last year, please indicate whether the following age group provided the leadership in this activity: young children. (LEADKIDS)
TOTAL%
1) No14558.7
2) Yes4919.8
3) Don't know5321.5
Missing588 
TOTAL247100.0
104) (ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS THAT ANSWERED 1="YES" TO INTERGEN) If there has been one or more intentionally-intergenerational activity in your congregation during the last year, please indicate whether the following age group participated in this activity: teenagers. (PARTTEEN)
TOTAL%
1) No205.6
2) Yes30785.3
3) Don't know339.2
Missing475 
TOTAL360100.0
105) (ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS THAT ANSWERED 1="YES" TO INTERGEN) If there has been one or more intentionally-intergenerational activity in your congregation during the last year, please indicate whether the following age group provided the leadership in this activity: teenagers. (LEADTEEN)
TOTAL%
1) No6623.5
2) Yes16859.8
3) Don't know4716.7
Missing554 
TOTAL281100.0
106) (ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS THAT ANSWERED 1="YES" TO INTERGEN) If there has been one or more intentionally-intergenerational activity in your congregation during the last year, please indicate whether the following age group participated in this activity: young adults. (PARTYNGA)
TOTAL%
1) No257.0
2) Yes29582.9
3) Don't know3610.1
Missing479 
TOTAL356100.0
107) (ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS THAT ANSWERED 1="YES" TO INTERGEN) If there has been one or more intentionally-intergenerational activity in your congregation during the last year, please indicate whether the following age group provided the leadership in this activity: young adults. (LEADYNGA)
TOTAL%
1) No3210.2
2) Yes23374.2
3) Don't know4915.6
Missing521 
TOTAL314100.0
108) (ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS THAT ANSWERED 1="YES" TO INTERGEN) If there has been one or more intentionally-intergenerational activity in your congregation during the last year, please indicate whether the following age group participated in this activity: middle-aged adults. (PARTMIDL)
TOTAL%
1) No174.7
2) Yes31587.5
3) Don't know287.8
Missing475 
TOTAL360100.0
109) (ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS THAT ANSWERED 1="YES" TO INTERGEN) If there has been one or more intentionally-intergenerational activity in your congregation during the last year, please indicate whether the following age group provided the leadership in this activity: middle-aged adults. (LEADMIDL)
TOTAL%
1) No113.2
2) Yes28985.0
3) Don't know4011.8
Missing495 
TOTAL340100.0
110) (ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS THAT ANSWERED 1="YES" TO INTERGEN) If there has been one or more intentionally-intergenerational activity in your congregation during the last year, please indicate whether the following age group participated in this activity: older adults. (PARTOLDR)
TOTAL%
1) No143.8
2) Yes32788.9
3) Don't know277.3
Missing467 
TOTAL368100.0
111) (ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS THAT ANSWERED 1="YES" TO INTERGEN) If there has been one or more intentionally-intergenerational activity in your congregation during the last year, please indicate whether the following age group provided the leadership in this activity: older adults. (LEADOLDR)
TOTAL%
1) No278.4
2) Yes24475.5
3) Don't know5216.1
Missing512 
TOTAL323100.0
112) In general, how familiar are you with the various religious education materials produced by the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)? (RELMATRL)
TOTAL%
1) Very familiar496.0
2) Somewhat familiar44955.0
3) Not familiar31939.0
Missing18 
TOTAL817100.0
113) How helpful for your congregation would it be for the PCUSA to produce a curriculum designed specifically for older adults? (HELPOLDR)
TOTAL%
1) Very helpful18522.6
2) Somewhat helpful29536.0
3) Not helpful at all9111.1
4) Don't know24930.4
Missing15 
TOTAL820100.0
114) In your opinion, how important is it for congregations to: provide support groups for older adults in transition (e.g., retirement, loss of spouse, serious illness, moving to a smaller living space)? (IMPTRANS)
TOTAL%
1) Very important47257.7
2) Important31438.4
3) Not very important303.7
4) Not at all important20.2
Missing17 
TOTAL818100.0
115) In your opinion, how important is it for congregations to: encourage older adults to design and conduct programs for their own age group? (IMPPROG)
TOTAL%
1) Very important25030.7
2) Important46957.5
3) Not very important9011.0
4) Not at all important60.7
Missing20 
TOTAL815100.0
116) In your opinion, how important is it for congregations to: encourage older adults to be involved in every aspect of congregational life, including leadership roles? (IMPCONG)
TOTAL%
1) Very important45455.4
2) Important34542.1
3) Not very important202.4
4) Not at all important10.1
Missing15 
TOTAL820100.0
117) In your opinion, how important is it for congregations to: encourage older adults to be involved in every aspect of community life, including leadership roles? (IMPCOMM)
TOTAL%
1) Very important34842.4
2) Important39648.3
3) Not very important738.9
4) Not at all important30.4
Missing15 
TOTAL820100.0
118) In your opinion, how important is it for congregations to: regularly design and lead intentionally-intergenerational programs in the congregation? (IMPINTGN)
TOTAL%
1) Very important19223.9
2) Important43053.4
3) Not very important17521.7
4) Not at all important81.0
Missing30 
TOTAL805100.0
119) In your opinion, how important is it for congregations to: work toward public policies that promote the rights of older adults? (IMPPOLCY)
TOTAL%
1) Very important19624.4
2) Important35844.5
3) Not very important21426.6
4) Not at all important364.5
Missing31 
TOTAL804100.0
120) In your opinion, how important is it for congregations to: provide advocacy training for older adults, (i.e., training in basic advocacy skills, in patient rights, in becoming a better consumer, etc.)? (IMPTRAIN)
TOTAL%
1) Very important15719.4
2) Important38046.9
3) Not very important24630.3
4) Not at all important283.5
Missing24 
TOTAL811100.0
121) In your opinion, how important is it for congregations to: visit older adults who are moving to the community? (IMPVISIT)
TOTAL%
1) Very important29636.4
2) Important47658.5
3) Not very important404.9
4) Not at all important20.2
Missing21 
TOTAL814100.0
122) Please indicate the extent of your agreement or disagreement with the following statement: Ministry with, by, and for older adults is crucial to the future of the church. (AGMINOLD)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree24329.6
2) Agree46556.6
3) Not sure779.4
4) Disagree364.4
Missing14 
TOTAL821100.0
123) Please indicate the extent of your agreement or disagreement with the following statement: Older adults need the opportunity to give of their skills to the church as much as they need to receive guidance and opportunities for growth. (AGSKILLS)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree41149.9
2) Agree40449.0
3) Not sure60.7
4) Disagree30.4
Missing11 
TOTAL824100.0
124) Please indicate the extent of your agreement or disagreement with the following statement: A small congregation can have a viable and stimulating program for older adults. (AGSMCONG)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree25230.8
2) Agree44654.5
3) Not sure11413.9
4) Disagree70.9
Missing16 
TOTAL819100.0
125) Please indicate the extent of your agreement or disagreement with the following statement: Ministry with older adults is as important to the future of the church as ministry with youth and young adults. (AGFUTURE)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree22827.8
2) Agree41650.7
3) Not sure809.7
4) Disagree9011.0
5) Strongly disagree70.9
Missing14 
TOTAL821100.0
126) Please indicate the extent of your agreement or disagreement with the following statement: Evangelism among older adults is an important part of the ministry of the church. (AGEVANG)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree21025.6
2) Agree49760.7
3) Not sure9011.0
4) Disagree222.7
Missing16 
TOTAL819100.0
127) Please indicate the extent of your agreement or disagreement with the following statement: Opportunities for spiritual growth are as important in the later years as in the younger years of life. (AGGROWTH)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree44153.5
2) Agree36344.1
3) Not sure161.9
4) Disagree40.5
Missing11 
TOTAL824100.0
128) What priority, in your opinion, does your congregation give to ministry to older adults? (PRIDOES)
TOTAL%
1) High24930.3
2) Moderate44253.8
3) Low11614.1
4) Don't know151.8
Missing13 
TOTAL822100.0
129) What priority, in your opinion, should your congregation give to ministry to older adults? (PRISHULD)
TOTAL%
1) High39148.6
2) Moderate38447.8
3) Low162.0
4) Don't know131.6
Missing31 
TOTAL804100.0
130) People have different views about the responsibility of adult children toward their elderly parents. What are your views? Please indicate how much responsibility, if any, you believe adult children have to see that their older parents: have adequate income. (KIDINCOM)
TOTAL%
1) Great41049.5
2) Some32639.3
3) A little657.8
4) None182.2
5) Not sure101.2
Missing6 
TOTAL829100.0
131) People have different views about the responsibility of adult children toward their elderly parents. What are your views? Please indicate how much responsibility, if any, you believe adult children have to see that their older parents: have good housing. (KIDHSING)
TOTAL%
1) Great52563.3
2) Some25130.2
3) A little384.6
4) None101.2
5) Not sure60.7
Missing5 
TOTAL830100.0
132) People have different views about the responsibility of adult children toward their elderly parents. What are your views? Please indicate how much responsibility, if any, you believe adult children have to see that their older parents: have good health care. (KIDHLTHC)
TOTAL%
1) Great57469.2
2) Some21525.9
3) A little293.5
4) None70.8
5) Not sure50.6
Missing5 
TOTAL830100.0
133) People have different views about the responsibility of adult children toward their elderly parents. What are your views? Please indicate how much responsibility, if any, you believe adult children have to see that their older parents: are not lonely. (KIDLONLY)
TOTAL%
1) Great52262.9
2) Some26131.4
3) A little344.1
4) None60.7
5) Not sure70.8
Missing5 
TOTAL830100.0
134) People have different views about the responsibilities of parents to their grown children. Please indicate how much responsibility, if any, you believe parents have for their children after the children have reached adulthood: pay for their children's college education. (PAREDUC)
TOTAL%
1) Great25330.5
2) Some39647.8
3) A little10412.5
4) None647.7
5) Not sure121.4
Missing6 
TOTAL829100.0
135) People have different views about the responsibilities of parents to their grown children. Please indicate how much responsibility, if any, you believe parents have for their children after the children have reached adulthood: leave some money to their children when they die. (PARMONEY)
TOTAL%
1) Great9511.5
2) Some27733.5
3) A little19723.8
4) None24029.0
5) Not sure182.2
Missing8 
TOTAL827100.0
136) People have different views about the responsibilities of parents to their grown children. Please indicate how much responsibility, if any, you believe parents have for their children after the children have reached adulthood: help their children buy their first home. (PARHOME)
TOTAL%
1) Great475.7
2) Some23428.3
3) A little23728.7
4) None28234.1
5) Not sure263.1
Missing9 
TOTAL826100.0
137) People have different views about the responsibilities of parents to their grown children. Please indicate how much responsibility, if any, you believe parents have for their children after the children have reached adulthood: provide their children with a place to live if they are unable to afford their own (PARLIVE)
TOTAL%
1) Great14817.9
2) Some31638.2
3) A little27232.9
4) None728.7
5) Not sure202.4
Missing7 
TOTAL828100.0
138) Please indicate your degree of agreement or disagreement with the following statement. Older adult members in my congregation are: a valuable resource. (DISVALRE)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree62074.6
2) Agree20224.3
3) Not sure70.8
4) Disagree20.2
Missing4 
TOTAL831100.0
139) Please indicate your degree of agreement or disagreement with the following statement. Older adult members in my congregation are: currently under-utilized by the church. (DISUTILZ)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree10512.7
2) Agree24329.5
3) Not sure14818.0
4) Disagree30637.1
5) Strongly disagree222.7
Missing11 
TOTAL824100.0
140) Please indicate your degree of agreement or disagreement with the following statement. Older adult members in my congregation are: people who have served well but who need to move back and allow younger persons to take over more of the leadership. (DISBACK)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree313.7
2) Agree20324.5
3) Not sure11413.8
4) Disagree42050.7
5) Strongly disagree607.2
Missing7 
TOTAL828100.0
141) Please indicate your degree of agreement or disagreement with the following statement. Older adult members in my congregation are: a problem this church must deal with. (DISPROB)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree334.0
2) Agree14317.5
3) Not sure10112.4
4) Disagree37145.5
5) Strongly disagree16820.6
Missing19 
TOTAL816100.0
142) Please indicate your degree of agreement or disagreement with the following statement. Older adult members in my congregation are: persons to respect, honor, and cherish in the life of the church. (DISRSPCT)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree48858.9
2) Agree32739.5
3) Not sure81.0
4) Disagree30.4
5) Strongly disagree20.2
Missing7 
TOTAL828100.0
143) Please indicate your degree of agreement or disagreement with the following statement. Older adult members in my congregation are: persons for whom special ministry and/or practical assistance is/are needed. (DISSPECL)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree19723.8
2) Agree43752.8
3) Not sure15218.4
4) Disagree415.0
Missing8 
TOTAL827100.0
144) Does your congregation have a paid staff person (or persons) whose responsibilities specifically include ministry to older adult members? (PAIDSTAF)
TOTAL%
1) No56668.4
2) Yes22527.2
3) Not sure374.5
Missing7 
TOTAL828100.0
145) Did your congregation observe Older Adult Week in 1997 (it's the first week in May each year)? (OLDAWEEK)
TOTAL%
1) No56268.0
2) Yes516.2
3) Not sure21325.8
Missing9 
TOTAL826100.0
146) (ASKED ONLY OF ORDAINED MINISTERS)Do you believe that you have the skills necessary to minister to older adults? (SKILLMIN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, definitely3213.9
2) Yes, probably7934.2
3) Not sure6929.9
4) No, probably not4419.0
5) No, definitely not73.0
Missing604 
TOTAL231100.0
147) (ASKED ONLY OF ORDAINED MINISTERS) If you had a call to a(nother) congregation, would you be likely to accept the call if a majority of the membership consisted of older adults? (Assume that all other factors meet or exceed your criteria.) (CALLMAJ)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, definitely1510.2
2) Yes, probably5537.4
3) Not sure4429.9
4) No, probably not2718.4
5) No, definitely not64.1
Missing688 
TOTAL147100.0
148) (ASKED ONLY OF ORDAINED MINISTERS) Do you need more information and/or assistance to better serve older adults in the following area? - pastoral visitation with homebound older-adult members, older-adult members in nursing homes. (INFVISIT)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked79295.1
1) Checked414.9
Missing2 
TOTAL833100.0
149) (ASKED ONLY OF ORDAINED MINISTERS) Do you need more information and/or assistance to better serve older adults in the following area? - preaching to a congregation with a predominantly older-adult membership. (INFPRECH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked81297.2
1) Checked232.8
TOTAL835100.0
150) (ASKED ONLY OF ORDAINED MINISTERS) Do you need more information and/or assistance to better serve older adults in the following area? - planning Christian education programs for older adults. (INFEDUC)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked77993.3
1) Checked566.7
TOTAL835100.0
151) (ASKED ONLY OF ORDAINED MINISTERS) Do you need more information and/or assistance to better serve older adults in the following area? - training older adults in leadership roles in the church. (INFTRAIN)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked78594.0
1) Checked506.0
TOTAL835100.0
152) (ASKED ONLY OF ORDAINED MINISTERS) Do you need more information and/or assistance to better serve older adults in the following area? - doing evangelism among older persons. (INFEVANG)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked78994.5
1) Checked465.5
TOTAL835100.0
153) (ASKED ONLY OF ORDAINED MINISTERS) Do you need more information and/or assistance to better serve older adults in the following area? - dealing with elder abuse. (INFABUSE)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked79395.0
1) Checked425.0
TOTAL835100.0
154) (ASKED ONLY OF ORDAINED MINISTERS) Do you need more information and/or assistance to better serve older adults in the following area? - Other (INFOTHER)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked83199.5
1) Checked40.5
TOTAL835100.0
155) (ASKED ONLY OR ORDAINED MINISTERS) The Office of Older Adult Ministry is considering the development of various services and products. Indicate how helpful it would be for you in your ministry as a pastor (or as a chaplain in a retirement home, nursing home, or other setting with older adults) to have: in general, more resources appropriate for use with/by older adults. (OAMRESRC)
TOTAL%
1) Very helpful3335.5
2) Helpful4851.6
3) A little helpful1111.8
4) Not at all helpful11.1
Missing742 
TOTAL93100.0
156) (ASKED ONLY OR ORDAINED MINISTERS) The Office of Older Adult Ministry is considering the development of various services and products. Indicate how helpful it would be for you in your ministry as a pastor (or as a chaplain in a retirement home, nursing home, or other setting with older adults) to have: a Bible study series written especially for older adults. (OAMBIBLE)
TOTAL%
1) Very helpful2122.8
2) Helpful5155.4
3) A little helpful1718.5
4) Not at all helpful33.3
Missing743 
TOTAL92100.0
157) (ASKED ONLY OR ORDAINED MINISTERS) The Office of Older Adult Ministry is considering the development of various services and products. Indicate how helpful it would be for you in your ministry as a pastor (or as a chaplain in a retirement home, nursing home, or other setting with older adults) to have: opportunities for developing leaders (ministers and laity) to serve congregations in older-adult ministry. (OAMLEADR)
TOTAL%
1) Very helpful2325.0
2) Helpful5256.5
3) A little helpful1516.3
4) Not at all helpful22.2
Missing743 
TOTAL92100.0
158) (ASKED ONLY OR ORDAINED MINISTERS) The Office of Older Adult Ministry is considering the development of various services and products. Indicate how helpful it would be for you in your ministry as a pastor (or as a chaplain in a retirement home, nursing home, or other setting with older adults) to have: resources to encourage and assist seminaries in providing courses in older-adult ministry. (OAMCORSE)
TOTAL%
1) Very helpful2125.3
2) Helpful4149.4
3) A little helpful1922.9
4) Not at all helpful22.4
Missing752 
TOTAL83100.0
159) (ASKED ONLY OR ORDAINED MINISTERS) The Office of Older Adult Ministry is considering the development of various services and products. Indicate how helpful it would be for you in your ministry as a pastor (or as a chaplain in a retirement home, nursing home, or other setting with older adults) to have: resources to use in planning for Older Adult Week. (OAMWEEK)
TOTAL%
1) Very helpful2123.3
2) Helpful3437.8
3) A little helpful2831.1
4) Not at all helpful77.8
Missing745 
TOTAL90100.0
160) (ASKED ONLY OR ORDAINED MINISTERS) The Office of Older Adult Ministry is considering the development of various services and products. Indicate how helpful it would be for you in your ministry as a pastor (or as a chaplain in a retirement home, nursing home, or other setting with older adults) to have: resources to help members plan for retirement and redirection of their lives in retirement. (OAMRETIR)
TOTAL%
1) Very helpful2629.5
2) Helpful4450.0
3) A little helpful1415.9
4) Not at all helpful44.5
Missing747 
TOTAL88100.0
161) Sample (SAMPLE)
TOTAL%
2) 835100.0
TOTAL835100.0
162) Old code (OLDCODE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL835885.349509
163) How many years have you been a member of your current congregation? (YEARSMEM)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL82720.69516
164) How far do you live from your congregation? (FARLIVE)
TOTAL%
0) Less than one mile10.1
1) 19323.8
2) 13116.2
3) 11714.4
4) 637.8
5) 9111.2
6) 354.3
7) 334.1
8) 263.2
9) 121.5
10) 394.8
11) 70.9
12) 131.6
13) 20.2
14) 70.9
15) 131.6
16) 30.4
17) 30.4
18) 20.2
20) 81.0
22) 20.2
25) 40.5
26) 20.2
28) 10.1
30) 10.1
75) 10.1
Missing25 
TOTAL810100.0
165) How often do you attend your congregation's Sunday worship services? (ATTNDSUN)
TOTAL%
1) Never40.5
3) Once or twice a year10.1
4) Several times a year20.2
5) Once a month121.4
6) Two to three times a month769.1
7) Nearly every week44152.9
8) Every week29735.7
Missing2 
TOTAL833100.0
166) What is the approximate membership of the congregation(s) you attend? (MEMMEM)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL7951129.8641878
167) Have you ever been ordained an elder in the Presbyterian Church? (ORDELDER)
TOTAL%
1) No40.5
2) Yes81799.5
Missing14 
TOTAL821100.0
168) (ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ANSWERED 1="YES" TO ORDELDER) Are you now serving on session? (SRVELDER)
TOTAL%
1) No809.6
2) Yes75290.4
Missing3 
TOTAL832100.0
169) Have you ever been ordained a deacon in the Presbyterian Church? (ORDDECON)
TOTAL%
1) No46456.8
2) Yes35343.2
Missing18 
TOTAL817100.0
170) (ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ANSWERED 1="YES" TO ORDDECON) Are you currently serving on the board of deacons? (SRVDECON)
TOTAL%
1) No36796.1
2) Yes153.9
Missing453 
TOTAL382100.0
171) Do you hold the following position in church? - Chair of congregational committee or task force (POSCHAIR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked44253.0
1) Checked39247.0
Missing1 
TOTAL834100.0
172) Do you hold the following position in church? - Member of congregational committee or task force (POSFORCE)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked38045.6
1) Checked45454.4
Missing1 
TOTAL834100.0
173) Do you hold the following position in church? - Member of presbytery, synod, or General Assembly committee or task force (POSPRSBY)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked74989.8
1) Checked8510.2
Missing1 
TOTAL834100.0
174) Do you hold the following position in church? - Officer of men's, women's, or youth group (POSOFFCR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked68181.7
1) Checked15318.3
Missing1 
TOTAL834100.0
175) Do you hold the following position in church? - Organist or choir director (POSORGST)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked81998.2
1) Checked151.8
Missing1 
TOTAL834100.0
176) Do you hold the following position in church? - Member of choir (POSCHOIR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked67580.9
1) Checked15919.1
Missing1 
TOTAL834100.0
177) Do you hold the following position in church? - Other (POSOTHER)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked72486.8
1) Checked11013.2
Missing1 
TOTAL834100.0
178) Do you hold the following position in church? - Sunday school teacher (POSTCHR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked74188.8
1) Checked9311.2
Missing1 
TOTAL834100.0
179) 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 checked69583.5
1) Checked13716.5
Missing3 
TOTAL832100.0
180) 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 checked63876.6
1) Checked19523.4
Missing2 
TOTAL833100.0
181) 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 checked48558.2
1) Checked34841.8
Missing2 
TOTAL833100.0
182) 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 checked63976.6
1) Checked19523.4
Missing1 
TOTAL834100.0
183) 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 checked10312.4
1) Checked72987.6
Missing3 
TOTAL832100.0
184) 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 checked72887.4
1) Checked10512.6
Missing2 
TOTAL833100.0
185) 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 checked72386.7
1) Checked11113.3
Missing1 
TOTAL834100.0
186) 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 checked74389.1
1) Checked9110.9
Missing1 
TOTAL834100.0
187) 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 checked81397.5
1) Checked212.5
Missing1 
TOTAL834100.0
188) 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 checked63876.6
1) Checked19523.4
Missing2 
TOTAL833100.0
189) 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 checked69683.5
1) Checked13816.5
Missing1 
TOTAL834100.0
190) 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 checked81197.2
1) Checked232.8
Missing1 
TOTAL834100.0
191) 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 checked83199.6
1) Checked30.4
Missing1 
TOTAL834100.0
192) 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 (NOTOTHCH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked80796.8
1) Checked273.2
Missing1 
TOTAL834100.0
193) 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 (NOTTRANS)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked83399.9
1) Checked10.1
Missing1 
TOTAL834100.0
194) 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 hours344.1
2) One to two hours9010.9
3) Three to five hours24029.1
4) Six to ten hours25631.0
5) Eleven to twenty hours14717.8
6) More than twenty hours587.0
Missing10 
TOTAL825100.0
195) 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 hours364.4
2) One to two hours14217.2
3) Three to five hours23628.5
4) Six to ten hours23027.8
5) Eleven to twenty hours9711.7
6) More than twenty hours8610.4
Missing8 
TOTAL827100.0
196) 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 hours38647.6
2) One to two hours16119.9
3) Three to five hours15619.2
4) Six to ten hours637.8
5) Eleven to twenty hours253.1
6) More than twenty hours202.5
Missing24 
TOTAL811100.0
197) 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 hours31638.8
2) One to two hours18522.7
3) Three to five hours15819.4
4) Six to ten hours779.5
5) Eleven to twenty hours415.0
6) More than twenty hours374.5
Missing21 
TOTAL814100.0
198) Compared to two years ago, do you think you participate in church activities more, less, or about the same amount as you did then? (ACT2YRS)
TOTAL%
1) Participate more37344.8
2) About the same participation38846.6
3) Participate less708.4
4) Not applicable10.1
Missing3 
TOTAL832100.0
199) How likely is it that you will be a part of your current congregation five years from now? (ACT5YRS)
TOTAL%
1) Very likely61073.4
2) Likely13015.6
3) Not sure516.1
4) Not at all likely151.8
5) Not very likely253.0
Missing4 
TOTAL831100.0
200) (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 important3061.2
2) Important48.2
3) Not very important510.2
4) Not at all important1020.4
Missing786 
TOTAL49100.0
201) (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 important617.1
2) Important514.3
3) Not very important822.9
4) Not at all important1645.7
Missing800 
TOTAL35100.0
202) (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 important411.4
2) Important617.1
3) Not very important617.1
4) Not at all important1954.3
Missing800 
TOTAL35100.0
203) (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 important38.8
2) Important514.7
3) Not very important411.8
4) Not at all important2264.7
Missing801 
TOTAL34100.0
204) (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 important822.2
2) Important411.1
3) Not very important411.1
4) Not at all important2055.6
Missing799 
TOTAL36100.0
205) (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 important615.8
2) Important615.8
3) Not very important25.3
4) Not at all important2463.2
Missing797 
TOTAL38100.0
206) (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 important39.1
2) Important26.1
3) Not very important39.1
4) Not at all important2575.8
Missing802 
TOTAL33100.0
207) (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 concerns750.0
2) Denomination428.6
3) All else321.4
Missing821 
TOTAL14100.0
208) During your life, have you ever been a member of a congregation affiliated with a denomination other than Presbyterian? (DENOMOTH)
TOTAL%
1) No34041.0
2) Yes48959.0
Missing6 
TOTAL829100.0
209) (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
TOTAL53230.75918
210) (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 checked73188.1
1) Checked9911.9
Missing5 
TOTAL830100.0
211) (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 checked80196.3
1) Checked313.7
Missing3 
TOTAL832100.0
212) (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 checked80096.2
1) Checked323.8
Missing3 
TOTAL832100.0
213) (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 checked82799.2
1) Checked70.8
Missing1 
TOTAL834100.0
214) (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 checked76892.1
1) Checked667.9
Missing1 
TOTAL834100.0
215) (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 checked63776.4
1) Checked19723.6
Missing1 
TOTAL834100.0
216) (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 checked81697.8
1) Checked182.2
Missing1 
TOTAL834100.0
217) (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 checked80095.9
1) Checked344.1
Missing1 
TOTAL834100.0
218) (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 checked79395.1
1) Checked414.9
Missing1 
TOTAL834100.0
219) (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 checked75290.2
1) Checked829.8
Missing1 
TOTAL834100.0
220) When you were a teenager, how often did your father attend religious services? (DADREL)
TOTAL%
1) Never12515.4
2) Less than once a year394.8
3) Once or twice a year8110.0
4) Several times a year799.7
5) About once a month323.9
6) Two to three times a month749.1
7) Nearly every week19123.5
8) Every week16220.0
9) Don't know/not applicable293.6
Missing23 
TOTAL812100.0
221) When you were a teenager, how often did your mother attend religious services? (MOMREL)
TOTAL%
1) Never668.2
2) Less than once a year253.1
3) Once or twice a year496.1
4) Several times a year607.4
5) About once a month445.5
6) Two to three times a month799.8
7) Nearly every week26933.3
8) Every week20925.9
9) Don't know/not applicable60.7
Missing28 
TOTAL807100.0
222) 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) Baptist799.6
2) Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)263.2
3) Episcopalian222.7
4) Friends (Quaker)30.4
5) Lutheran536.5
6) Methodist12615.4
7) Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), PCUS, UPCUSA, or UPCNA37145.2
8) Reformed91.1
9) Roman Catholic303.7
10) UCC (United Church of Christ/Congregational)182.2
11) None232.8
12) Other597.2
99) More than one selected10.1
Missing15 
TOTAL820100.0
223) Were you raised in the congregation you currently belong to? (CONGRAIS)
TOTAL%
1) No71285.6
2) Yes12014.4
Missing3 
TOTAL832100.0
224) Which of the following terms best describes your current stand on theological issues? (THELVIEW)
TOTAL%
1) Very conservative536.4
2) Conservative28033.7
3) Moderate35943.2
4) Liberal11513.8
5) Very liberal242.9
Missing4 
TOTAL831100.0
225) Have you ever tried to encourage someone to believe in Jesus Christ or to accept Him as a personal savior? (SAVIOR)
TOTAL%
1) No25430.5
2) Yes57869.5
Missing3 
TOTAL832100.0
226) 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) No47157.5
2) Yes34842.5
Missing16 
TOTAL819100.0
227) 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.30.4
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.15218.4
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.37945.8
4) It is the inspired, authoritative Word of God that is without error in all that it says about faith and morals.19823.9
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.9211.1
9) More than one selected30.4
Missing8 
TOTAL827100.0
228) Do you think there is a heaven, where people who have led good lives are eternally rewarded? (HEAVEN)
TOTAL%
1) No698.5
2) Yes64579.1
3) Not sure10112.4
Missing20 
TOTAL815100.0
229) 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) No15519.0
2) Yes39848.7
3) Not sure26432.3
Missing18 
TOTAL817100.0
230) 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) Essential27332.9
2) Very important33440.2
3) Somewhat important20124.2
4) Not at all important222.7
Missing5 
TOTAL830100.0
231) 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) Essential43151.9
2) Very important29435.4
3) Somewhat important10312.4
4) Not at all important30.4
Missing4 
TOTAL831100.0
232) 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) Essential9311.2
2) Very important38946.9
3) Somewhat important29936.0
4) Not at all important495.9
Missing5 
TOTAL830100.0
233) 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) Essential21926.4
2) Very important50360.7
3) Somewhat important10412.6
4) Not at all important20.2
Missing7 
TOTAL828100.0
234) When you think about the qualities of a good Christian life, how important is the following to you? - Attending church regularly (LIFECHRC)
TOTAL%
1) Essential30636.9
2) Very important41249.6
3) Somewhat important10412.5
4) Not at all important81.0
Missing5 
TOTAL830100.0
235) 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) Essential19523.4
2) Very important36744.1
3) Somewhat important24829.8
4) Not at all important222.6
Missing3 
TOTAL832100.0
236) 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) Essential61373.6
2) Very important21125.3
3) Somewhat important91.1
Missing2 
TOTAL833100.0
237) 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) Essential10412.6
2) Very important37445.2
3) Somewhat important30136.4
4) Not at all important485.8
Missing8 
TOTAL827100.0
238) 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) Essential16620.0
2) Very important46456.0
3) Somewhat important18322.1
4) Not at all important161.9
Missing6 
TOTAL829100.0
239) 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) Essential29635.7
2) Very important48458.3
3) Somewhat important506.0
Missing5 
TOTAL830100.0
240) 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) Essential13416.2
2) Very important40949.6
3) Somewhat important26031.5
4) Not at all important222.7
Missing10 
TOTAL825100.0
241) 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) Essential17921.6
2) Very important40348.6
3) Somewhat important22226.7
4) Not at all important263.1
Missing5 
TOTAL830100.0
242) 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) Essential14117.3
2) Very important26933.1
3) Somewhat important28234.7
4) Not at all important12114.9
Missing22 
TOTAL813100.0
243) 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 agree465.6
2) Agree15218.6
3) Not sure9812.0
4) Disagree38146.6
5) Strongly disagree14017.1
Missing18 
TOTAL817100.0
244) 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 agree273.3
2) Agree14417.5
3) Not sure16019.4
4) Disagree27433.2
5) Strongly disagree22026.7
Missing10 
TOTAL825100.0
245) Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with the following statement: There is a life beyond death. (AGDEATH)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree54966.3
2) Agree19623.7
3) Not sure738.8
4) Disagree81.0
5) Strongly disagree20.2
Missing7 
TOTAL828100.0
246) 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 agree39848.2
2) Agree22026.6
3) Not sure10713.0
4) Disagree8710.5
5) Strongly disagree141.7
Missing9 
TOTAL826100.0
247) 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 agree21926.7
2) Agree13516.5
3) Not sure22026.9
4) Disagree16720.4
5) Strongly disagree789.5
Missing16 
TOTAL819100.0
248) 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 agree212.6
2) Agree738.9
3) Not sure759.1
4) Disagree29536.0
5) Strongly disagree35643.4
Missing15 
TOTAL820100.0
249) 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 agree161.9
2) Agree10813.1
3) Not sure8710.6
4) Disagree44353.8
5) Strongly disagree16920.5
Missing12 
TOTAL823100.0
250) 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 agree25631.1
2) Agree48959.5
3) Not sure516.2
4) Disagree212.6
5) Strongly disagree50.6
Missing13 
TOTAL822100.0
251) 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 agree172.1
2) Agree748.9
3) Not sure20224.4
4) Disagree31137.6
5) Strongly disagree22427.1
Missing7 
TOTAL828100.0
252) Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with the following statement: Belief in Jesus Christ in only one of many ways to find salvation. (AGSALVTN)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree485.8
2) Agree21025.5
3) Not sure13216.0
4) Disagree20725.2
5) Strongly disagree22627.5
Missing12 
TOTAL823100.0
253) Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with the following statement: The Devil (Satan) really exists. (AGDEVIL)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree23027.9
2) Agree28134.1
3) Not sure19323.5
4) Disagree718.6
5) Strongly disagree485.8
Missing12 
TOTAL823100.0
254) Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with the following statement: Jesus was born of a virgin. (AGBORN)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree37545.6
2) Agree28134.2
3) Not sure13316.2
4) Disagree242.9
5) Strongly disagree91.1
Missing13 
TOTAL822100.0
255) 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 agree40448.9
2) Agree26832.4
3) Not sure12314.9
4) Disagree242.9
5) Strongly disagree81.0
Missing8 
TOTAL827100.0
256) Do you consider yourself a "born-again" Christian? (BORNAGN)
TOTAL%
1) No48058.1
2) Yes25530.9
3) Not sure9111.0
Missing9 
TOTAL826100.0
257) 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) Admire81.0
2) Think is all right64077.0
3) Mildly disapprove15718.9
4) Highly disapprove263.1
Missing4 
TOTAL831100.0
258) 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) Admire15518.8
2) Think is all right58170.5
3) Mildly disapprove8510.3
4) Highly disapprove30.4
Missing11 
TOTAL824100.0
259) 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) Admire24529.8
2) Think is all right49560.1
3) Mildly disapprove769.2
4) Highly disapprove70.9
Missing12 
TOTAL823100.0
260) 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) Admire81.0
2) Think is all right10512.7
3) Mildly disapprove34942.1
4) Highly disapprove36744.3
Missing6 
TOTAL829100.0
261) 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) Admire10.1
2) Think is all right30.4
3) Mildly disapprove28134.0
4) Highly disapprove54265.5
Missing8 
TOTAL827100.0
262) 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) Admire30.4
2) Think is all right13416.3
3) Mildly disapprove24529.8
4) Highly disapprove44053.5
Missing13 
TOTAL822100.0
263) 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) Admire141.7
2) Think is all right16219.7
3) Mildly disapprove20825.3
4) Highly disapprove43853.3
Missing13 
TOTAL822100.0
264) 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) Admire31438.0
2) Think is all right45354.8
3) Mildly disapprove526.3
4) Highly disapprove81.0
Missing8 
TOTAL827100.0
265) 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%
2) Think is all right30.4
3) Mildly disapprove16720.1
4) Highly disapprove66279.6
Missing3 
TOTAL832100.0
266) 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 approval37945.6
2) Probably favor approval14117.0
3) Not sure759.0
4) Probably do not favor approval10312.4
5) Definitely do not favor approval13316.0
Missing4 
TOTAL831100.0
267) What is your sex? (GENDER)
TOTAL%
1) Female41449.7
2) Male41950.3
Missing2 
TOTAL833100.0
268) What is your present age? (AGE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL82756.89213
269) 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 farm9711.7
2) On a farm384.6
3) In a small city or town (under 50,000)25831.1
4) In a medium-size city (50,000-250,000)10512.7
5) In a suburb near a medium-size city738.8
6) In a large city (over 250,000)10412.5
7) In a suburb near a large city15418.6
Missing6 
TOTAL829100.0
270) What is your employment status? (YOUREMP1)
TOTAL%
1) Employed full-time34741.7
2) Employed part-time779.2
3) Self-employed738.8
4) Unemployed101.2
5) Retired25730.9
6) Full-time homemaker627.4
7) Student10.1
8) Other (specify)60.7
Missing2 
TOTAL833100.0
271) What is your employment status? (YOUREMP2)
TOTAL%
2) Employed part-time21.8
3) Self-employed3429.8
5) Retired2521.9
6) Full-time homemaker3429.8
7) Student76.1
8) Other (specify)1210.5
Missing721 
TOTAL114100.0
272) 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
TOTAL51940.51116
273) What is your present marital status? (MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Married71486.5
2) Not married11113.5
Missing10 
TOTAL825100.0
274) (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 married2723.1
2) Yes, am now widowed5042.7
3) Yes, am now divorced3731.6
4) Yes, am both widowed and divorced32.6
Missing718 
TOTAL117100.0
275) 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) 10.1
16) 20.3
17) 70.9
18) 283.5
19) 546.8
20) 7910.0
21) 11013.9
22) 12115.3
23) 8510.8
24) 627.9
25) 658.2
26) 536.7
27) 263.3
28) 192.4
29) 151.9
30) 151.9
31) 50.6
32) 91.1
33) 60.8
34) 20.3
35) 40.5
36) 30.4
37) 20.3
38) 20.3
39) 30.4
40) 10.1
41) 20.3
42) 10.1
43) 20.3
44) 20.3
49) 10.1
50) 10.1
68) 10.1
Missing46 
TOTAL789100.0
276) (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) No59285.1
2) Yes, was widowed182.6
3) Yes, was divorced8211.8
4) Yes, was both widowed and divorced40.6
Missing139 
TOTAL696100.0
277) (ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS THAT ARE MARRIED) Overall, how often does your husband or wife attend Sunday worship services? (SPSSUN)
TOTAL%
1) Never162.3
2) Less than once a year111.6
3) Once or twice a year192.7
4) Several times a year273.8
5) About once a month263.7
6) Two to three times a month639.0
7) Nearly every week34248.6
8) Every week19928.3
Missing132 
TOTAL703100.0
278) (ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS THAT ARE MARRIED) Is your husband or wife a member of the same congregation which you belong/serve? (SPSMEMBR)
TOTAL%
1) No628.8
2) Yes64291.2
Missing131 
TOTAL704100.0
279) (ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS THAT 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 do2738.0
2) Generally attends another congregation1115.5
3) Sometimes attends my congregation, sometimes another45.6
4) Usually does not attend2940.8
Missing764 
TOTAL71100.0
280) (ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS THAT 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) Baptist8612.5
2) Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)192.8
3) Episcopalian233.3
4) Friends (Quakers)30.4
5) Lutheran497.1
6) Methodist10815.7
7) Presbyterian24034.8
8) Reformed111.6
9) Roman Catholic568.1
10) United Church of Christ202.9
11) None284.1
12) Other466.7
Missing146 
TOTAL689100.0
281) (ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS THAT ARE MARRIED) Please indicate your husband or wife's current religious affiliation. (SPSCURNT)
TOTAL%
1) Baptist30.5
3) Episcopalian10.2
5) Lutheran20.3
6) Methodist10.2
7) Presbyterian57393.0
8) Reformed10.2
9) Roman Catholic121.9
10) United Church of Christ10.2
11) None203.2
12) Other20.3
Missing219 
TOTAL616100.0
282) (ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS THAT ARE MARRIED) Please indicate your spouse's employment status. (SPSEMP1)
TOTAL%
1) Employed full-time27639.1
2) Employed part-time8311.8
3) Self-employed486.8
4) Unemployed40.6
5) Retired19027.0
6) Full-time homemaker9813.9
8) Other60.9
Missing130 
TOTAL705100.0
283) (ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS THAT ARE MARRIED) Please indicate your spouse's employment status. (SPSEMP2)
TOTAL%
2) Employed part-time34.2
3) Self-employed2534.7
4) Unemployed11.4
5) Retired1013.9
6) Full-time homemaker2433.3
7) Student34.2
8) Other68.3
Missing763 
TOTAL72100.0
284) (ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS THAT ARE MARRIED) If you 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)
TOTAL%
0) None204.7
2) 20.5
4) 10.2
5) 20.5
6) 20.5
7) 20.5
8) 51.2
9) 20.5
10) 61.4
11) 10.2
12) 30.7
13) 10.2
15) 61.4
16) 92.1
18) 40.9
20) 276.3
24) 30.7
25) 30.7
26) 10.2
30) 174.0
31) 10.2
32) 30.7
33) 10.2
35) 122.8
36) 10.2
38) 51.2
40) 11326.3
41) 20.5
42) 20.5
43) 10.2
44) 40.9
45) 429.8
46) 10.2
47) 20.5
48) 20.5
50) 6214.5
55) 174.0
58) 20.5
60) 214.9
64) 10.2
65) 40.9
66) 10.2
70) 51.2
72) 20.5
80) 30.7
90) 20.5
Missing406 
TOTAL429100.0
285) How many children have you had? (KIDS)
TOTAL%
0) None8710.5
1) One819.7
2) Two30736.9
3) Three22827.4
4) Four819.7
5) Five384.6
6) Six70.8
7) Seven20.2
9) Nine or more10.1
Missing3 
TOTAL832100.0
286) What age were you, approximately, when your first child was born? (AGEKID)
TOTAL%
16) 10.1
17) 10.1
18) 60.8
19) 162.2
20) 314.2
21) 354.7
22) 557.4
23) 648.6
24) 729.7
25) 8611.6
26) 7610.2
27) 618.2
28) 527.0
29) 385.1
30) 537.1
31) 162.2
32) 192.6
33) 91.2
34) 141.9
35) 131.7
36) 50.7
37) 81.1
38) 50.7
40) 30.4
41) 10.1
42) 10.1
43) 10.1
44) 10.1
Missing92 
TOTAL743100.0
287) Do you have any legally adopted children? (ADPTKIDS)
TOTAL%
1) No77593.1
2) Yes576.9
Missing3 
TOTAL832100.0
288) (ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS THAT HAVE LEGALLY ADOPTED CHILDREN) How many legally adopted children do you have? (ADPTMANY)
TOTAL%
1) One3463.0
2) Two1629.6
3) Three11.9
4) Four23.7
9) Nine or more11.9
Missing781 
TOTAL54100.0
289) Do you have any stepchildren (that is, did your spouse already have children at the time of your marriage)? (STEPKIDS)
TOTAL%
1) No71189.4
2) Yes8410.6
Missing40 
TOTAL795100.0
290) (ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS THAT HAVE STEPCHILDREN) How many stepchildren do you have? (STEPMANY)
TOTAL%
1) One2529.4
2) Two3642.4
3) Three1821.2
4) Four22.4
5) Five44.7
Missing750 
TOTAL85100.0
291) 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 alone8710.5
2) Two of us46155.5
3) Three of us12615.2
4) Four of us10712.9
5) Five of us394.7
6) Six of us81.0
7) Seven or more of us20.2
8) Not applicable10.1
Missing4 
TOTAL831100.0
292) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are: aged under six years? (HOLD6)
TOTAL%
0) None13268.4
1) One4422.8
2) Two157.8
3) Three10.5
4) Four10.5
Missing642 
TOTAL193100.0
293) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are: aged six to twelve years? (HOLD612)
TOTAL%
0) None11849.2
1) One7531.3
2) Two3916.3
3) Three83.3
Missing595 
TOTAL240100.0
294) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are: aged thirteen to seventeen years? (HOLD1317)
TOTAL%
0) None10745.5
1) One10343.8
2) Two2410.2
3) Three10.4
Missing600 
TOTAL235100.0
295) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are: aged eighteen to twenty-four years? (HOLD1824)
TOTAL%
0) None12469.3
1) One4424.6
2) Two105.6
3) Three10.6
Missing656 
TOTAL179100.0
296) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are: aged twenty-five and over? (HOLD25PL)
TOTAL%
0) None91.1
1) One9612.2
2) Two62879.9
3) Three486.1
4) Four50.6
Missing49 
TOTAL786100.0
297) 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 alone819.9
2) A single parent, living with one or more children192.3
3) A married couple, no children in household42651.9
4) A married couple, living with one or more children25430.9
5) An unmarried couple, no children in household20.2
6) An unmarried couple, living with one or more children10.1
7) Another family arrangement (2 or more related adults), living with no children242.9
8) Another family arrangement (2 or more related adults), living with one or more children101.2
9) Roommates (2 or more unrelated adults), no children in household10.1
11) Some other arrangement30.4
Missing14 
TOTAL821100.0
298) Is the home in which you currently live: (OWNHOME)
TOTAL%
1) Rented by you242.9
2) Owned by you free and clear of mortgage33039.9
3) Owned by you with a mortgage46255.8
4) Owned by your congregation (i.e., a manse)111.3
5) Other10.1
Missing7 
TOTAL828100.0
299) In what state were you born? If you were not born in the United States, in what country were you born? (BRNSTATE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL82931.64714
300) In how many countries besides the United States have you lived? (CNTRYLIV)
TOTAL%
0) None66281.4
1) One8510.5
2) Two394.8
3) Three162.0
4) Four20.2
5) Five70.9
17) Seventeen10.1
99) Many10.1
Missing22 
TOTAL813100.0
301) In how many states within the United States have you lived? (STATELIV)
TOTAL%
0) None526.3
1) One18322.1
2) Two16319.7
3) Three17721.4
4) Four9811.8
5) Five688.2
6) Six374.5
7) Seven232.8
8) Eight121.4
9) Nine50.6
10) Ten50.6
12) Twelve10.1
14) Fourteen10.1
48) Forty-eight10.1
99) Many20.2
Missing7 
TOTAL828100.0
302) Generally speaking, do you think of yourself as a Democrat, Independent, Republican, or other? (POLITAFF)
TOTAL%
1) Democrat20424.7
2) Independent13816.7
3) Republican46856.7
4) Other151.8
Missing10 
TOTAL825100.0
303) What is your race or origin? (RACE1)
TOTAL%
1) White or Caucasian81698.3
2) Black or African-American40.5
3) Indian (American) or Alaska Native20.2
4) Asian or Pacific Islander40.5
5) Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish origin10.1
6) Multiracial10.1
7) Some other race20.2
Missing5 
TOTAL830100.0
304) What is your race or origin? (RACE2)
TOTAL%
1) White or Caucasian233.3
2) Black or African-American233.3
3) Indian (American) or Alaska Native116.7
5) Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish origin116.7
Missing829 
TOTAL6100.0
305) 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) None15719.5
1) One22227.5
2) Two30237.4
3) Three789.7
4) Four313.8
5) Five121.5
6) Six40.5
7) Seven10.1
Missing28 
TOTAL807100.0
306) 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 $10,00081.0
2) $10,000- $14,999121.5
3) $15,000- $19,999172.1
4) $20,000- $29,999708.8
5) $30,000- $39,999789.8
6) $40,000- $49,9999011.3
7) $50,000- $59,9999411.8
8) $60,000- $69,999627.8
9) $70,000- $79,999698.7
10) $80,000- $89,999475.9
11) $90,000- $99,999516.4
12) $100,000- $124,9998711.0
13) $125,000- $149,999283.5
14) $150,000 or more8110.2
Missing41 
TOTAL794100.0
307) 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 earnings22027.0
2) 90-99% from earnings18823.1
3) 75-89% from earnings658.0
4) 50-74% from earnings485.9
5) 25-49% from earnings384.7
6) 1-24% from earnings9111.2
7) None from earnings16420.1
Missing21 
TOTAL814100.0
308) 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
TOTAL8063161.0697498
309) 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
TOTAL6202590.54712455
310) 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
TOTAL7431436.11410930
311) 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) $022828.3
2) $1-$5014918.5
3) $51-$10011213.9
4) $101-$50014618.1
5) $501-$1,000546.7
6) $1,001-$2,000455.6
7) $2,001 or more728.9
Missing29 
TOTAL806100.0
312) 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) $0162.0
2) $1-$5012114.8
3) $51-$10013016.0
4) $101-$50027633.9
5) $501-$1,00012014.7
6) $1,001-$2,000627.6
7) $2,001 or more9011.0
Missing20 
TOTAL815100.0
313) Region (REGION)
TOTAL%
1) Northeast14317.1
2) Midwest25830.9
3) South30736.8
4) West12615.1
Missing1 
TOTAL834100.0
314) Total number of members 1996 (TOTMEM96)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL835766.923800
315) I-GENDER: What is your sex? (for use with online analysis) (I-GENDER)
TOTAL%
1) Female41449.7
2) Male41950.3
Missing2 
TOTAL833100.0
316) I-MARITAL: What is your present marital status? (for use with online analysis) (I-MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Married71486.5
2) Not married11113.5
Missing10 
TOTAL825100.0
317) I-REGION: Region (for use with online analysis) (I-REGION)
TOTAL%
1) Northeast14317.1
2) Midwest25830.9
3) South30736.8
4) West12615.1
Missing1 
TOTAL834100.0
318) 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) Democrat20424.7
2) Independent13816.7
3) Republican46856.7
4) Other151.8
Missing10 
TOTAL825100.0
319) 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) <20K374.7
1) 20K-49,99923830.0
2) 50K-99,99932340.7
3) 100K+19624.7
Missing41 
TOTAL794100.0
320) I-AGE: What is your present age? (recoded for use with online analysis) (I-AGE)
TOTAL%
0) <40819.8
1) 40-4917521.2
2) 50-6430136.4
3) 65+27032.6
Missing8 
TOTAL827100.0
321) I-RACE1: What is your race or origin? (recoded for use with online analysis) (I-RACE1)
TOTAL%
0) White81698.3
1) Black40.5
2) Other101.2
Missing5 
TOTAL830100.0