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

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All frequencies are raw numbers (no weights used).
1) Panel Identification Number (NEWCODE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL76410597.959367
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%
1) 10.1
8) 10.1
10) 10.1
11) 10.1
12) 152.0
13) 202.7
14) 131.7
15) 172.3
16) 466.2
17) 263.5
18) 29139.1
19) 233.1
20) 13017.5
21) 9612.9
22) 121.6
23) 60.8
24) 30.4
25) 334.4
29) 10.1
30) 50.7
35) 10.1
45) 10.1
62) 10.1
Missing20 
TOTAL744100.0
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%
18) 50.7
19) 30.4
20) 111.5
21) 162.2
22) 101.4
23) 60.8
24) 60.8
25) 658.8
26) 30.4
27) 70.9
28) 91.2
29) 304.1
30) 13618.4
32) 40.5
33) 81.1
34) 121.6
35) 14018.9
36) 30.4
37) 20.3
38) 20.3
39) 506.8
40) 13418.1
41) 20.3
42) 20.3
43) 10.1
44) 101.4
45) 415.5
47) 10.1
49) 91.2
50) 81.1
54) 10.1
55) 20.3
Missing25 
TOTAL739100.0
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%
20) 10.1
21) 10.1
22) 10.1
23) 30.4
25) 70.9
26) 40.5
27) 10.1
28) 10.1
29) 20.3
30) 7410.0
31) 223.0
32) 20.3
33) 30.4
34) 10.1
35) 11715.7
36) 375.0
37) 20.3
38) 30.4
39) 20.3
40) 24132.4
41) 243.2
42) 40.5
43) 20.3
44) 10.1
45) 9913.3
46) 91.2
48) 10.1
50) 668.9
54) 10.1
55) 81.1
59) 10.1
60) 20.3
Missing21 
TOTAL743100.0
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%
35) 30.4
40) 50.7
42) 10.1
44) 10.1
45) 121.6
48) 20.3
49) 50.7
50) 689.2
52) 10.1
53) 30.4
54) 121.6
55) 12216.5
56) 20.3
58) 40.5
59) 445.9
60) 21729.3
61) 20.3
62) 131.8
63) 30.4
64) 202.7
65) 14820.0
66) 20.3
68) 10.1
69) 81.1
70) 324.3
75) 60.8
79) 20.3
99) 10.1
Missing24 
TOTAL740100.0
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%
35) 10.1
36) 10.1
41) 10.1
42) 10.1
43) 10.1
45) 40.5
46) 10.1
49) 10.1
50) 253.4
51) 101.3
52) 10.1
53) 10.1
55) 709.4
56) 263.5
57) 10.1
58) 30.4
59) 30.4
60) 20828.0
61) 516.9
62) 141.9
63) 70.9
64) 10.1
65) 18925.4
66) 192.6
67) 40.5
68) 70.9
69) 10.1
70) 689.1
71) 50.7
75) 81.1
78) 10.1
80) 60.8
83) 20.3
90) 10.1
99) 10.1
Missing20 
TOTAL744100.0
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 most243.2
2) Descriptive of many29338.6
3) Descriptive of some36347.8
4) Descriptive of a few7810.3
5) Not descriptive of any20.3
Missing4 
TOTAL760100.0
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 most354.6
2) Descriptive of many24132.0
3) Descriptive of some31341.6
4) Descriptive of a few15220.2
5) Not descriptive of any121.6
Missing11 
TOTAL753100.0
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 most50.7
2) Descriptive of many557.3
3) Descriptive of some34245.5
4) Descriptive of a few34145.4
5) Not descriptive of any81.1
Missing13 
TOTAL751100.0
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 most131.7
2) Descriptive of many19125.2
3) Descriptive of some40153.0
4) Descriptive of a few14419.0
5) Not descriptive of any81.1
Missing7 
TOTAL757100.0
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 most648.5
2) Descriptive of many43357.3
3) Descriptive of some23931.6
4) Descriptive of a few192.5
5) Not descriptive of any10.1
Missing8 
TOTAL756100.0
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%
2) Descriptive of many222.9
3) Descriptive of some26635.2
4) Descriptive of a few41154.4
5) Not descriptive of any567.4
Missing9 
TOTAL755100.0
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 most8511.2
2) Descriptive of many38751.1
3) Descriptive of some24832.8
4) Descriptive of a few344.5
5) Not descriptive of any30.4
Missing7 
TOTAL757100.0
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 most30.4
2) Descriptive of many496.5
3) Descriptive of some35847.5
4) Descriptive of a few32042.4
5) Not descriptive of any243.2
Missing10 
TOTAL754100.0
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 most13117.3
2) Descriptive of many33844.5
3) Descriptive of some25032.9
4) Descriptive of a few385.0
5) Not descriptive of any20.3
Missing5 
TOTAL759100.0
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 most70.9
2) Descriptive of many27135.8
3) Descriptive of some42656.3
4) Descriptive of a few516.7
5) Not descriptive of any20.3
Missing7 
TOTAL757100.0
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 most324.2
2) Descriptive of many31541.8
3) Descriptive of some33444.3
4) Descriptive of a few709.3
5) Not descriptive of any30.4
Missing10 
TOTAL754100.0
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 most557.3
2) Descriptive of many44158.4
3) Descriptive of some23531.1
4) Descriptive of a few222.9
5) Not descriptive of any20.3
Missing9 
TOTAL755100.0
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) No8011.1
2) Yes63988.9
Missing45 
TOTAL719100.0
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) No52888.0
2) Yes7212.0
Missing164 
TOTAL600100.0
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) No48180.3
2) Yes11819.7
Missing165 
TOTAL599100.0
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) No19729.4
2) Yes47370.6
Missing94 
TOTAL670100.0
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) No21834.1
2) Yes42165.9
Missing125 
TOTAL639100.0
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) No40166.5
2) Yes20233.5
Missing161 
TOTAL603100.0
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) No26643.0
2) Yes35257.0
Missing146 
TOTAL618100.0
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) No60492.4
2) Yes507.6
Missing110 
TOTAL654100.0
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) No537.4
2) Yes66792.6
Missing44 
TOTAL720100.0
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) No54392.8
2) Yes427.2
Missing179 
TOTAL585100.0
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) No50485.7
2) Yes8414.3
Missing176 
TOTAL588100.0
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) No30746.5
2) Yes35353.5
Missing104 
TOTAL660100.0
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) No50879.6
2) Yes13020.4
Missing126 
TOTAL638100.0
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) No15123.4
2) Yes49476.6
Missing119 
TOTAL645100.0
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) No20533.2
2) Yes41266.8
Missing147 
TOTAL617100.0
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) No56486.0
2) Yes9214.0
Missing108 
TOTAL656100.0
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) No31551.1
2) Yes30148.9
Missing148 
TOTAL616100.0
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) No30752.7
2) Yes27647.3
Missing181 
TOTAL583100.0
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) No26644.4
2) Yes33355.6
Missing165 
TOTAL599100.0
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) No60693.5
2) Yes426.5
Missing116 
TOTAL648100.0
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) No395.5
2) Yes67594.5
Missing50 
TOTAL714100.0
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) No56295.1
2) Yes294.9
Missing173 
TOTAL591100.0
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) No53591.5
2) Yes508.5
Missing179 
TOTAL585100.0
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) No16724.8
2) Yes50775.2
Missing90 
TOTAL674100.0
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) No57485.5
2) Yes9714.5
Missing93 
TOTAL671100.0
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/entirely119.9
2) Some extent3127.9
3) Not at all2018.0
4) Don't know4944.1
Missing653 
TOTAL111100.0
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) No27142.3
2) Yes37057.7
Missing123 
TOTAL641100.0
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/entirely7120.7
2) Some extent15645.5
3) Not at all216.1
4) Don't know9527.7
Missing421 
TOTAL343100.0
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) No14320.6
2) Yes55079.4
Missing71 
TOTAL693100.0
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/entirely19139.1
2) Some extent22245.5
3) Not at all122.5
4) Don't know6312.9
Missing276 
TOTAL488100.0
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) No16925.8
2) Yes48574.2
Missing110 
TOTAL654100.0
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/entirely10724.3
2) Some extent19845.0
3) Not at all194.3
4) Don't know11626.4
Missing324 
TOTAL440100.0
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) No17633.1
2) Yes35566.9
Missing233 
TOTAL531100.0
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/entirely277.9
2) Some extent12235.8
3) Not at all123.5
4) Don't know18052.8
Missing423 
TOTAL341100.0
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) No16226.8
2) Yes44373.2
Missing159 
TOTAL605100.0
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/entirely8320.9
2) Some extent21453.8
3) Not at all143.5
4) Don't know8721.9
Missing366 
TOTAL398100.0
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) No34459.5
2) Yes23440.5
Missing186 
TOTAL578100.0
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/entirely3013.2
2) Some extent8135.7
3) Not at all125.3
4) Don't know10445.8
Missing537 
TOTAL227100.0
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) No35964.8
2) Yes19535.2
Missing210 
TOTAL554100.0
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/entirely73.7
2) Some extent4825.5
3) Not at all63.2
4) Don't know12767.6
Missing576 
TOTAL188100.0
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) No21136.5
2) Yes36763.5
Missing186 
TOTAL578100.0
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/entirely4613.6
2) Some extent17250.9
3) Not at all82.4
4) Don't know11233.1
Missing426 
TOTAL338100.0
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) No487.0
2) Yes63693.0
Missing80 
TOTAL684100.0
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/entirely13823.6
2) Some extent33757.7
3) Not at all213.6
4) Don't know8815.1
Missing180 
TOTAL584100.0
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) No33252.6
2) Yes29947.4
Missing133 
TOTAL631100.0
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/entirely5118.3
2) Some extent14050.4
3) Not at all103.6
4) Don't know7727.7
Missing486 
TOTAL278100.0
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) No45076.7
2) Yes13723.3
Missing177 
TOTAL587100.0
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/entirely96.6
2) Some extent2719.7
3) Not at all128.8
4) Don't know8965.0
Missing627 
TOTAL137100.0
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) No42073.6
2) Yes15126.4
Missing193 
TOTAL571100.0
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/entirely63.9
2) Some extent2013.1
3) Not at all117.2
4) Don't know11675.8
Missing611 
TOTAL153100.0
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) No36865.7
2) Yes19234.3
Missing204 
TOTAL560100.0
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/entirely2211.3
2) Some extent4523.1
3) Not at all115.6
4) Don't know11760.0
Missing569 
TOTAL195100.0
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) No43975.0
2) Yes14625.0
Missing179 
TOTAL585100.0
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/entirely128.0
2) Some extent2416.0
3) Not at all2214.7
4) Don't know9261.3
Missing614 
TOTAL150100.0
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) No32758.1
2) Yes23641.9
Missing201 
TOTAL563100.0
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/entirely3414.5
2) Some extent8435.9
3) Not at all41.7
4) Don't know11247.9
Missing530 
TOTAL234100.0
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) No35867.9
2) Yes16932.1
Missing237 
TOTAL527100.0
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/entirely1912.0
2) Some extent2012.7
3) Not at all53.2
4) Don't know11472.2
Missing606 
TOTAL158100.0
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) No14623.8
2) Yes46876.2
Missing150 
TOTAL614100.0
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/entirely9922.7
2) Some extent23654.0
3) Not at all51.1
4) Don't know9722.2
Missing327 
TOTAL437100.0
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) No17329.5
2) Yes41370.5
Missing178 
TOTAL586100.0
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/entirely6315.9
2) Some extent23459.1
3) Not at all41.0
4) Don't know9524.0
Missing368 
TOTAL396100.0
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) No9614.5
2) Yes56685.5
Missing102 
TOTAL662100.0
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/entirely14627.5
2) Some extent27251.3
3) Not at all275.1
4) Don't know8516.0
Missing234 
TOTAL530100.0
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) No14022.7
2) Yes47877.3
Missing146 
TOTAL618100.0
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/entirely10923.2
2) Some extent24752.7
3) Not at all183.8
4) Don't know9520.3
Missing295 
TOTAL469100.0
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) No21537.7
2) Yes35662.3
Missing193 
TOTAL571100.0
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/entirely6819.4
2) Some extent17249.0
3) Not at all92.6
4) Don't know10229.1
Missing413 
TOTAL351100.0
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/entirely10014.0
2) Some extent41958.7
3) Not at all212.9
4) Don't know16523.1
5) Not applicable91.3
Missing50 
TOTAL714100.0
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/entirely517.8
2) Some extent16425.0
3) Not at all7010.7
4) Don't know26039.6
5) Not applicable11116.9
Missing108 
TOTAL656100.0
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/entirely9613.4
2) Some extent49569.0
3) Not at all527.3
4) Don't know689.5
5) Not applicable60.8
Missing47 
TOTAL717100.0
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/entirely355.1
2) Some extent33649.0
3) Not at all8512.4
4) Don't know21030.6
5) Not applicable202.9
Missing78 
TOTAL686100.0
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/entirely466.7
2) Some extent20730.3
3) Not at all7410.8
4) Don't know32647.7
5) Not applicable304.4
Missing81 
TOTAL683100.0
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/entirely14720.8
2) Some extent24534.7
3) Not at all709.9
4) Don't know17825.2
5) Not applicable679.5
Missing57 
TOTAL707100.0
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) No34853.4
2) Yes30446.6
Missing112 
TOTAL652100.0
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 checked64284.0
1) Checked12216.0
TOTAL764100.0
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 checked63483.0
1) Checked13017.0
TOTAL764100.0
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 checked66987.6
1) Checked9512.4
TOTAL764100.0
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 checked53570.1
1) Checked22829.9
Missing1 
TOTAL763100.0
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 checked70091.6
1) Checked648.4
TOTAL764100.0
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 checked68890.1
1) Checked769.9
TOTAL764100.0
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 checked60378.9
1) Checked16121.1
TOTAL764100.0
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 checked67989.1
1) Checked8310.9
Missing2 
TOTAL762100.0
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) No227.8
2) Yes20572.4
3) Don't know5619.8
Missing481 
TOTAL283100.0
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) No11958.3
2) Yes3416.7
3) Don't know5125.0
Missing560 
TOTAL204100.0
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) No207.0
2) Yes21876.2
3) Don't know4816.8
Missing478 
TOTAL286100.0
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) No4921.5
2) Yes11751.3
3) Don't know6227.2
Missing536 
TOTAL228100.0
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) No103.6
2) Yes21576.5
3) Don't know5619.9
Missing483 
TOTAL281100.0
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) No198.1
2) Yes15666.1
3) Don't know6125.8
Missing528 
TOTAL236100.0
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) No93.2
2) Yes22077.7
3) Don't know5419.1
Missing481 
TOTAL283100.0
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) No72.8
2) Yes19477.0
3) Don't know5120.2
Missing512 
TOTAL252100.0
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) No113.8
2) Yes22577.3
3) Don't know5518.9
Missing473 
TOTAL291100.0
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) No197.7
2) Yes17771.7
3) Don't know5120.6
Missing517 
TOTAL247100.0
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 familiar182.4
2) Somewhat familiar33144.8
3) Not familiar39052.8
Missing25 
TOTAL739100.0
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 helpful14319.5
2) Somewhat helpful24132.8
3) Not helpful at all476.4
4) Don't know30341.3
Missing30 
TOTAL734100.0
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 important39152.5
2) Important31141.7
3) Not very important364.8
4) Not at all important70.9
Missing19 
TOTAL745100.0
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 important18024.4
2) Important46462.9
3) Not very important8811.9
4) Not at all important60.8
Missing26 
TOTAL738100.0
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 important31943.0
2) Important38652.1
3) Not very important344.6
4) Not at all important20.3
Missing23 
TOTAL741100.0
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 important24733.5
2) Important41255.9
3) Not very important7610.3
4) Not at all important20.3
Missing27 
TOTAL737100.0
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 important12817.8
2) Important41958.1
3) Not very important16322.6
4) Not at all important111.5
Missing43 
TOTAL721100.0
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 important13218.1
2) Important38652.8
3) Not very important19126.1
4) Not at all important223.0
Missing33 
TOTAL731100.0
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 important13018.0
2) Important37451.7
3) Not very important20027.6
4) Not at all important202.8
Missing40 
TOTAL724100.0
121) In your opinion, how important is it for congregations to: visit older adults who are moving to the community? (IMPVISIT)
TOTAL%
1) Very important25434.3
2) Important44560.1
3) Not very important385.1
4) Not at all important30.4
Missing24 
TOTAL740100.0
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 agree18424.7
2) Agree44860.1
3) Not sure8010.7
4) Disagree314.2
5) Strongly disagree20.3
Missing19 
TOTAL745100.0
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 agree29639.6
2) Agree43057.6
3) Not sure192.5
4) Disagree20.3
Missing17 
TOTAL747100.0
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 agree17823.9
2) Agree44659.8
3) Not sure11215.0
4) Disagree91.2
5) Strongly Disagree10.1
Missing18 
TOTAL746100.0
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 agree19025.5
2) Agree40954.9
3) Not sure8511.4
4) Disagree567.5
5) Strongly disagree50.7
Missing19 
TOTAL745100.0
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 agree16422.1
2) Agree43759.0
3) Not sure11615.7
4) Disagree233.1
5) Strongly disagree10.1
Missing23 
TOTAL741100.0
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 agree36348.5
2) Agree36548.8
3) Not sure152.0
4) Disagree50.7
Missing16 
TOTAL748100.0
128) What priority, in your opinion, does your congregation give to ministry to older adults? (PRIDOES)
TOTAL%
1) High21128.6
2) Moderate37450.6
3) Low7710.4
4) Don't know7710.4
Missing25 
TOTAL739100.0
129) What priority, in your opinion, should your congregation give to ministry to older adults? (PRISHULD)
TOTAL%
1) High31042.7
2) Moderate34948.1
3) Low182.5
4) Don't know496.7
Missing38 
TOTAL726100.0
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) Great33544.7
2) Some31542.0
3) A little638.4
4) None212.8
5) Not sure162.1
Missing14 
TOTAL750100.0
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) Great43057.1
2) Some26635.3
3) A little415.4
4) None91.2
5) Not sure70.9
Missing11 
TOTAL753100.0
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) Great48464.3
2) Some22830.3
3) A little283.7
4) None70.9
5) Not sure60.8
Missing11 
TOTAL753100.0
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) Great48263.9
2) Some23330.9
3) A little243.2
4) None60.8
5) Not sure91.2
Missing10 
TOTAL754100.0
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) Great24933.1
2) Some35547.2
3) A little8611.4
4) None496.5
5) Not sure131.7
Missing12 
TOTAL752100.0
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) Great9012.0
2) Some26234.9
3) A little15620.8
4) None21228.3
5) Not sure304.0
Missing14 
TOTAL750100.0
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) Great385.1
2) Some20727.7
3) A little21428.6
4) None25634.2
5) Not sure334.4
Missing16 
TOTAL748100.0
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) Great15720.8
2) Some28237.5
3) A little18825.0
4) None9112.1
5) Not sure354.6
Missing11 
TOTAL753100.0
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 agree50466.4
2) Agree24031.6
3) Not sure141.8
4) Disagree10.1
Missing5 
TOTAL759100.0
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 agree618.2
2) Agree21228.5
3) Not sure19025.5
4) Disagree26235.2
5) Strongly disagree192.6
Missing20 
TOTAL744100.0
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 agree395.2
2) Agree17623.6
3) Not sure14819.8
4) Disagree34145.6
5) Strongly disagree435.8
Missing17 
TOTAL747100.0
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 agree283.8
2) Agree12316.7
3) Not sure12517.0
4) Disagree31442.6
5) Strongly disagree14719.9
Missing27 
TOTAL737100.0
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 agree43157.2
2) Agree30640.6
3) Not sure101.3
4) Disagree50.7
5) Strongly disagree10.1
Missing11 
TOTAL753100.0
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 agree15520.7
2) Agree38951.9
3) Not sure17323.1
4) Disagree293.9
5) Strongly Disagree30.4
Missing15 
TOTAL749100.0
144) Does your congregation have a paid staff person (or persons) whose responsibilities specifically include ministry to older adult members? (PAIDSTAF)
TOTAL%
1) No48063.3
2) Yes14118.6
3) Not sure13718.1
Missing6 
TOTAL758100.0
145) Did your congregation observe Older Adult Week in 1997 (it's the first week in May each year)? (OLDAWEEK)
TOTAL%
1) No37849.9
2) Yes374.9
3) Not sure34245.2
Missing7 
TOTAL757100.0
146) (ASKED ONLY OF ORDAINED MINISTERS)Do you believe that you have the skills necessary to minister to older adults? (SKILLMIN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, definitely2210.1
2) Yes, probably6931.7
3) Not sure6328.9
4) No, probably not5826.6
5) No, definitely not62.8
Missing546 
TOTAL218100.0
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, definitely116.6
2) Yes, probably5935.5
3) Not sure5533.1
4) No, probably not3621.7
5) No, definitely not53.0
Missing598 
TOTAL166100.0
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 checked71693.7
1) Checked486.3
TOTAL764100.0
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 checked74597.5
1) Checked192.5
TOTAL764100.0
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 checked71493.7
1) Checked486.3
Missing2 
TOTAL762100.0
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 checked73095.7
1) Checked334.3
Missing1 
TOTAL763100.0
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 checked73195.8
1) Checked324.2
Missing1 
TOTAL763100.0
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 checked72695.0
1) Checked385.0
TOTAL764100.0
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 checked76099.5
1) Checked40.5
TOTAL764100.0
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 helpful2926.6
2) Helpful6055.0
3) A little helpful1715.6
4) Not at all helpful32.8
Missing655 
TOTAL109100.0
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 helpful3026.3
2) Helpful6557.0
3) A little helpful1513.2
4) Not at all helpful43.5
Missing650 
TOTAL114100.0
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 helpful2118.9
2) Helpful6659.5
3) A little helpful1816.2
4) Not at all helpful65.4
Missing653 
TOTAL111100.0
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 helpful1816.2
2) Helpful6558.6
3) A little helpful2522.5
4) Not at all helpful32.7
Missing653 
TOTAL111100.0
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 helpful1513.6
2) Helpful6256.4
3) A little helpful2522.7
4) Not at all helpful87.3
Missing654 
TOTAL110100.0
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 helpful3833.9
2) Helpful6053.6
3) A little helpful108.9
4) Not at all helpful43.6
Missing652 
TOTAL112100.0
161) Sample (SAMPLE)
TOTAL%
1) 764100.0
TOTAL764100.0
162) Old code (OLDCODE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL7621093.63631
163) How many years have you been a member of your current congregation? (YEARSMEM)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL74920.56317
164) How far do you live from your congregation? (FARLIVE)
TOTAL%
0) Less than one mile40.5
1) 18325.0
2) 13818.9
3) 9513.0
4) 618.3
5) 699.4
6) 243.3
7) 253.4
8) 212.9
9) 60.8
10) 415.6
11) 30.4
12) 91.2
13) 50.7
14) 20.3
15) 152.0
16) 10.1
17) 50.7
18) 30.4
20) 60.8
22) 10.1
23) 10.1
25) 50.7
27) 10.1
30) 20.3
70) 10.1
99) Ninety-nine miles or more50.7
Missing32 
TOTAL732100.0
165) How often do you attend your congregation's Sunday worship services? (ATTNDSUN)
TOTAL%
1) Never81.1
2) Less than once a year91.2
3) Once or twice a year131.7
4) Several times a year445.8
5) Once a month385.0
6) Two to three times a month11915.8
7) Nearly every week34645.8
8) Every week17823.6
Missing9 
TOTAL755100.0
166) What is the approximate membership of the congregation(s) you attend? (MEMMEM)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL6742379.0593631
167) Have you ever been ordained an elder in the Presbyterian Church? (ORDELDER)
TOTAL%
1) No47964.1
2) Yes26835.9
Missing17 
TOTAL747100.0
168) (ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ANSWERED 1="YES" TO ORDELDER) Are you now serving on session? (SRVELDER)
TOTAL%
1) No29694.0
2) Yes196.0
Missing449 
TOTAL315100.0
169) Have you ever been ordained a deacon in the Presbyterian Church? (ORDDECON)
TOTAL%
1) No49166.0
2) Yes25334.0
Missing20 
TOTAL744100.0
170) (ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ANSWERED 1="YES" TO ORDDECON) Are you currently serving on the board of deacons? (SRVDECON)
TOTAL%
1) No23780.6
2) Yes5719.4
Missing470 
TOTAL294100.0
171) Do you hold the following position in church? - Chair of congregational committee or task force (POSCHAIR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked68690.0
1) Checked7610.0
Missing2 
TOTAL762100.0
172) Do you hold the following position in church? - Member of congregational committee or task force (POSFORCE)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked51868.0
1) Checked24432.0
Missing2 
TOTAL762100.0
173) Do you hold the following position in church? - Member of presbytery, synod, or General Assembly committee or task force (POSPRSBY)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked72995.7
1) Checked334.3
Missing2 
TOTAL762100.0
174) Do you hold the following position in church? - Officer of men's, women's, or youth group (POSOFFCR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked62682.2
1) Checked13617.8
Missing2 
TOTAL762100.0
175) Do you hold the following position in church? - Organist or choir director (POSORGST)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked74297.4
1) Checked202.6
Missing2 
TOTAL762100.0
176) Do you hold the following position in church? - Member of choir (POSCHOIR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked64084.0
1) Checked12216.0
Missing2 
TOTAL762100.0
177) Do you hold the following position in church? - Other (POSOTHER)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked66487.1
1) Checked9812.9
Missing2 
TOTAL762100.0
178) Do you hold the following position in church? - Sunday school teacher (POSTCHR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked70692.7
1) Checked567.3
Missing2 
TOTAL762100.0
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 checked62181.5
1) Checked14118.5
Missing2 
TOTAL762100.0
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 checked63883.7
1) Checked12416.3
Missing2 
TOTAL762100.0
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 checked39551.9
1) Checked36648.1
Missing3 
TOTAL761100.0
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 checked55973.4
1) Checked20326.6
Missing2 
TOTAL762100.0
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 checked17923.5
1) Checked58376.5
Missing2 
TOTAL762100.0
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 checked61080.1
1) Checked15219.9
Missing2 
TOTAL762100.0
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 checked58076.1
1) Checked18223.9
Missing2 
TOTAL762100.0
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 checked62882.4
1) Checked13417.6
Missing2 
TOTAL762100.0
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 checked71393.6
1) Checked496.4
Missing2 
TOTAL762100.0
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 checked55172.3
1) Checked21127.7
Missing2 
TOTAL762100.0
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 checked59778.3
1) Checked16521.7
Missing2 
TOTAL762100.0
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 checked73896.9
1) Checked243.1
Missing2 
TOTAL762100.0
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 checked74597.8
1) Checked172.2
Missing2 
TOTAL762100.0
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? - Ministerial change (NOTMINCH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked76199.9
1) Checked10.1
Missing2 
TOTAL762100.0
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? - Family or marital change (NOTFAMCH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked75899.5
1) Checked40.5
Missing2 
TOTAL762100.0
194) 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 checked74597.8
1) Checked172.2
Missing2 
TOTAL762100.0
195) 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 checked75699.2
1) Checked60.8
Missing2 
TOTAL762100.0
196) 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 hours16822.5
2) One to two hours14719.7
3) Three to five hours19626.3
4) Six to ten hours13217.7
5) Eleven to twenty hours8010.7
6) More than twenty hours233.1
Missing18 
TOTAL746100.0
197) 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 hours25434.6
2) One to two hours16322.2
3) Three to five hours17023.1
4) Six to ten hours9713.2
5) Eleven to twenty hours304.1
6) More than twenty hours212.9
Missing29 
TOTAL735100.0
198) 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 hours37752.2
2) One to two hours16422.7
3) Three to five hours10815.0
4) Six to ten hours476.5
5) Eleven to twenty hours91.2
6) More than twenty hours172.4
Missing42 
TOTAL722100.0
199) 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 hours29040.4
2) One to two hours15721.9
3) Three to five hours12817.9
4) Six to ten hours679.3
5) Eleven to twenty hours405.6
6) More than twenty hours354.9
Missing47 
TOTAL717100.0
200) 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 more16021.1
2) About the same participation38851.1
3) Participate less20026.3
4) Not applicable121.6
Missing4 
TOTAL760100.0
201) How likely is it that you will be a part of your current congregation five years from now? (ACT5YRS)
TOTAL%
1) Very likely47162.1
2) Likely14018.5
3) Not sure9011.9
4) Not at all likely253.3
5) Not very likely324.2
Missing6 
TOTAL758100.0
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: moving away from this area/community. (LVAREA)
TOTAL%
1) Very important2849.1
2) Important610.5
3) Not very important1017.5
4) Not at all important1322.8
Missing707 
TOTAL57100.0
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: too much conflict in the congregation. (LVCNFLCT)
TOTAL%
1) Very important1326.0
2) Important510.0
3) Not very important1326.0
4) Not at all important1938.0
Missing714 
TOTAL50100.0
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: I don't really fit in with most people here. (LVFITIN)
TOTAL%
1) Very important611.8
2) Important815.7
3) Not very important1223.5
4) Not at all important2549.0
Missing713 
TOTAL51100.0
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'm marrying and will switch to my spouse's church. (LVSPOUSE)
TOTAL%
1) Very important24.7
2) Important24.7
3) Not very important49.3
4) Not at all important3581.4
Missing721 
TOTAL43100.0
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 don't like the programs that it currently offers. (LVPRGRMS)
TOTAL%
1) Very important24.5
2) Important1022.7
3) Not very important920.5
4) Not at all important2352.3
Missing720 
TOTAL44100.0
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: the worship services often do not satisfy spiritual needs. (LVSPIRIT)
TOTAL%
1) Very important1834.0
2) Important1018.9
3) Not very important47.5
4) Not at all important2139.6
Missing711 
TOTAL53100.0
208) (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 important1020.8
2) Important918.8
3) Not very important816.7
4) Not at all important2143.8
Missing716 
TOTAL48100.0
209) (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 important817.0
2) Important817.0
3) Not very important714.9
4) Not at all important2451.1
Missing717 
TOTAL47100.0
210) (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 concerns1350.0
2) Denomination726.9
3) All else623.1
Missing738 
TOTAL26100.0
211) During your life, have you ever been a member of a congregation affiliated with a denomination other than Presbyterian? (DENOMOTH)
TOTAL%
1) No30740.4
2) Yes45259.6
Missing5 
TOTAL759100.0
212) (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
TOTAL51030.73921
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: Baptist (DENBAPT)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked64785.7
1) Checked10814.3
Missing9 
TOTAL755100.0
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: Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) (DENDISC)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked73396.3
1) Checked283.7
Missing3 
TOTAL761100.0
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: Episcopalian (DENEPIS)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked73897.0
1) Checked233.0
Missing3 
TOTAL761100.0
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: Friends (Quaker) (DENFRNDS)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked75899.5
1) Checked40.5
Missing2 
TOTAL762100.0
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: Lutheran (DENLUTH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked70292.2
1) Checked597.8
Missing3 
TOTAL761100.0
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: Methodist (DENMETH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked59678.2
1) Checked16621.8
Missing2 
TOTAL762100.0
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: Reformed (DENRFRMD)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked74397.5
1) Checked192.5
Missing2 
TOTAL762100.0
220) (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 checked72895.5
1) Checked344.5
Missing2 
TOTAL762100.0
221) (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 checked72294.8
1) Checked405.2
Missing2 
TOTAL762100.0
222) (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 checked68690.0
1) Checked7610.0
Missing2 
TOTAL762100.0
223) When you were a teenager, how often did your father attend religious services? (DADREL)
TOTAL%
1) Never11916.1
2) Less than once a year283.8
3) Once or twice a year8010.8
4) Several times a year628.4
5) About once a month354.7
6) Two to three times a month425.7
7) Nearly every week17123.1
8) Every week17423.5
9) Don't know/not applicable283.8
Missing25 
TOTAL739100.0
224) When you were a teenager, how often did your mother attend religious services? (MOMREL)
TOTAL%
1) Never496.7
2) Less than once a year172.3
3) Once or twice a year405.4
4) Several times a year608.2
5) About once a month395.3
6) Two to three times a month679.1
7) Nearly every week23532.0
8) Every week21829.7
9) Don't know/not applicable101.4
Missing29 
TOTAL735100.0
225) 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) Baptist7810.5
2) Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)233.1
3) Episcopalian141.9
4) Friends (Quaker)40.5
5) Lutheran445.9
6) Methodist11815.9
7) Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), PCUS, UPCUSA, or UPCNA33645.3
8) Reformed91.2
9) Roman Catholic283.8
10) UCC (United Church of Christ/Congregational)152.0
11) None101.3
12) Other598.0
99) More than one selected40.5
Missing22 
TOTAL742100.0
226) Were you raised in the congregation you currently belong to? (CONGRAIS)
TOTAL%
1) No64484.7
2) Yes11615.3
Missing4 
TOTAL760100.0
227) Which of the following terms best describes your current stand on theological issues? (THELVIEW)
TOTAL%
1) Very conservative577.6
2) Conservative23631.4
3) Moderate36548.6
4) Liberal7810.4
5) Very liberal152.0
Missing13 
TOTAL751100.0
228) Have you ever tried to encourage someone to believe in Jesus Christ or to accept Him as a personal savior? (SAVIOR)
TOTAL%
1) No27436.4
2) Yes47963.6
Missing11 
TOTAL753100.0
229) 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) No42256.8
2) Yes32143.2
Missing21 
TOTAL743100.0
230) 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.20.3
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.20126.7
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.31441.6
4) It is the inspired, authoritative Word of God that is without error in all that it says about faith and morals.14919.8
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.7810.3
9) More than one selected101.3
Missing10 
TOTAL754100.0
231) Do you think there is a heaven, where people who have led good lives are eternally rewarded? (HEAVEN)
TOTAL%
1) No506.7
2) Yes57577.1
3) Not sure12116.2
Missing18 
TOTAL746100.0
232) 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) No13317.7
2) Yes39051.9
3) Not sure22830.4
Missing13 
TOTAL751100.0
233) 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) Essential20727.6
2) Very important27036.0
3) Somewhat important24232.3
4) Not at all important314.1
Missing14 
TOTAL750100.0
234) 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) Essential34345.7
2) Very important27336.4
3) Somewhat important12817.0
4) Not at all important70.9
Missing13 
TOTAL751100.0
235) 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) Essential10314.0
2) Very important28839.2
3) Somewhat important29640.3
4) Not at all important476.4
Missing30 
TOTAL734100.0
236) 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) Essential21729.2
2) Very important43057.8
3) Somewhat important9612.9
4) Not at all important10.1
Missing20 
TOTAL744100.0
237) When you think about the qualities of a good Christian life, how important is the following to you? - Attending church regularly (LIFECHRC)
TOTAL%
1) Essential22730.6
2) Very important33445.0
3) Somewhat important16622.3
4) Not at all important162.2
Missing21 
TOTAL743100.0
238) 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) Essential12917.6
2) Very important31242.7
3) Somewhat important25034.2
4) Not at all important405.5
Missing33 
TOTAL731100.0
239) 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) Essential53670.9
2) Very important19125.3
3) Somewhat important273.6
4) Not at all important20.3
Missing8 
TOTAL756100.0
240) 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) Essential11315.4
2) Very important32143.6
3) Somewhat important26636.1
4) Not at all important364.9
Missing28 
TOTAL736100.0
241) 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) Essential15420.7
2) Very important34346.1
3) Somewhat important22229.8
4) Not at all important253.4
Missing20 
TOTAL744100.0
242) 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) Essential29138.9
2) Very important40053.4
3) Somewhat important577.6
4) Not important at all10.1
Missing15 
TOTAL749100.0
243) 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) Essential12917.5
2) Very important36048.8
3) Somewhat important22330.2
4) Not at all important263.5
Missing26 
TOTAL738100.0
244) 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) Essential17023.1
2) Very important29940.6
3) Somewhat important22931.1
4) Not at all important385.2
Missing28 
TOTAL736100.0
245) 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) Essential12316.8
2) Very important27737.8
3) Somewhat important22630.8
4) Not at all important10714.6
Missing31 
TOTAL733100.0
246) 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 agree648.6
2) Agree19826.7
3) Not sure9813.2
4) Disagree29940.3
5) Strongly disagree8311.2
Missing22 
TOTAL742100.0
247) 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 agree587.8
2) Agree21328.6
3) Not sure12817.2
4) Disagree21528.9
5) Strongly disagree13017.5
Missing20 
TOTAL744100.0
248) Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with the following statement: There is a life beyond death. (AGDEATH)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree44459.2
2) Agree19726.3
3) Not sure10113.5
4) Disagree50.7
5) Strongly disagree30.4
Missing14 
TOTAL750100.0
249) 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 agree33044.1
2) Agree21028.1
3) Not sure12416.6
4) Disagree689.1
5) Strongly disagree162.1
Missing16 
TOTAL748100.0
250) 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 agree20727.6
2) Agree13417.9
3) Not sure20126.8
4) Disagree15520.7
5) Strongly disagree537.1
Missing14 
TOTAL750100.0
251) 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 agree344.6
2) Agree11715.9
3) Not sure9512.9
4) Disagree25434.6
5) Strongly disagree23431.9
Missing30 
TOTAL734100.0
252) 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 agree243.2
2) Agree12016.1
3) Not sure13017.4
4) Disagree36849.4
5) Strongly disagree10313.8
Missing19 
TOTAL745100.0
253) 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 agree19325.7
2) Agree42256.2
3) Not sure709.3
4) Disagree608.0
5) Strongly disagree60.8
Missing13 
TOTAL751100.0
254) 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 agree233.1
2) Agree13117.6
3) Not sure19526.2
4) Disagree23631.7
5) Strongly disagree15921.4
Missing20 
TOTAL744100.0
255) 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 agree729.7
2) Agree19025.7
3) Not sure12617.0
4) Disagree18825.4
5) Strongly disagree16422.2
Missing24 
TOTAL740100.0
256) Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with the following statement: The Devil (Satan) really exists. (AGDEVIL)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree22529.9
2) Agree24132.0
3) Not sure18925.1
4) Disagree597.8
5) Strongly disagree395.2
Missing11 
TOTAL753100.0
257) Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with the following statement: Jesus was born of a virgin. (AGBORN)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree34846.2
2) Agree25734.1
3) Not sure12216.2
4) Disagree182.4
5) Strongly disagree91.2
Missing10 
TOTAL754100.0
258) 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 agree34445.5
2) Agree22129.2
3) Not sure17122.6
4) Disagree152.0
5) Strongly disagree50.7
Missing8 
TOTAL756100.0
259) Do you consider yourself a "born-again" Christian? (BORNAGN)
TOTAL%
1) No43156.9
2) Yes23430.9
3) Not sure9212.2
Missing7 
TOTAL757100.0
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: drinks alcohol in moderation. (ACTALCL)
TOTAL%
1) Admire101.3
2) Think is all right54071.7
3) Mildly disapprove15120.1
4) Highly disapprove526.9
Missing11 
TOTAL753100.0
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: is very ambitious. (ACTAMBT)
TOTAL%
1) Admire18124.5
2) Think is all right48365.3
3) Mildly disapprove719.6
4) Highly disapprove50.7
Missing24 
TOTAL740100.0
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 satisfied with her/his lot in life. (ACTSAT)
TOTAL%
1) Admire23331.3
2) Think is all right44059.1
3) Mildly disapprove638.5
4) Highly disapprove81.1
Missing20 
TOTAL744100.0
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: lives together in a heterosexual relationship outside of marriage. (ACTTOGT)
TOTAL%
1) Admire50.7
2) Think is all right11715.5
3) Mildly disapprove31341.4
4) Highly disapprove32142.5
Missing8 
TOTAL756100.0
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: thinks s/he is better than others. (ACTBETR)
TOTAL%
1) Admire10.1
2) Think is all right111.5
3) Mildly disapprove19225.7
4) Highly disapprove54272.7
Missing18 
TOTAL746100.0
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: is openly, actively gay or lesbian. (ACTGAY)
TOTAL%
1) Admire20.3
2) Think is all right13017.3
3) Mildly disapprove20226.9
4) Highly disapprove41855.6
Missing12 
TOTAL752100.0
266) 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) Admire91.2
2) Think is all right14819.9
3) Mildly disapprove18224.5
4) Highly disapprove40554.4
Missing20 
TOTAL744100.0
267) 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) Admire27136.1
2) Think is all right43157.4
3) Mildly disapprove415.5
4) Highly disapprove81.1
Missing13 
TOTAL751100.0
268) People have differing views on how Christians ought to act in their daily lives. Please indicate how much you would admire or disapprove of someone who acted in this way: cheats on her/his income tax. (ACTTAX)
TOTAL%
1) Admire10.1
2) Think is all right70.9
3) Mildly disapprove15320.3
4) Highly disapprove59478.7
Missing9 
TOTAL755100.0
269) 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 approval33644.6
2) Probably favor approval17022.5
3) Not sure658.6
4) Probably do not favor approval11014.6
5) Definitely do not favor approval739.7
Missing10 
TOTAL754100.0
270) What is your sex? (GENDER)
TOTAL%
1) Female49064.4
2) Male27135.6
Missing3 
TOTAL761100.0
271) What is your present age? (AGE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL75456.76917
272) 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 farm648.6
2) On a farm344.6
3) In a small city or town (under 50,000)25033.5
4) In a medium-size city (50,000-250,000)11515.4
5) In a suburb near a medium-size city567.5
6) In a large city (over 250,000)8010.7
7) In a suburb near a large city14719.7
Missing18 
TOTAL746100.0
273) What is your employment status? (YOUREMP1)
TOTAL%
1) Employed full-time23432.5
2) Employed part-time7911.0
3) Self-employed507.0
4) Unemployed121.7
5) Retired25435.3
6) Full-time homemaker659.0
7) Student223.1
8) Other (specify)30.4
Missing45 
TOTAL719100.0
274) What is your employment status? (YOUREMP2)
TOTAL%
1) Employed full-time138.3
2) Employed part-time74.5
3) Self-employed1710.9
5) Retired4428.2
6) Full-time homemaker4528.8
7) Student2012.8
8) Other (specify)106.4
Missing608 
TOTAL156100.0
275) 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
TOTAL40437.56717
276) What is your present marital status? (MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Married57678.0
2) Not married16222.0
Missing26 
TOTAL738100.0
277) (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 married6435.2
2) Yes, am now widowed8848.4
3) Yes, am now divorced2714.8
4) Yes, am both widowed and divorced31.6
Missing582 
TOTAL182100.0
278) 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%
10) 10.1
15) 10.1
16) 50.7
17) 71.0
18) 233.4
19) 537.9
20) 669.9
21) 9914.8
22) 8212.3
23) 7310.9
24) 558.2
25) 527.8
26) 274.0
27) 375.5
28) 274.0
29) 203.0
30) 91.3
31) 71.0
32) 81.2
33) 10.1
34) 10.1
35) 60.9
36) 10.1
37) 10.1
38) 10.1
39) 20.3
42) 30.4
49) 10.1
Missing95 
TOTAL669100.0
279) (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) No46784.6
2) Yes, was widowed152.7
3) Yes, was divorced6912.5
4) Yes, was both widowed and divorced10.2
Missing212 
TOTAL552100.0
280) (ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS THAT ARE MARRIED) Overall, how often does your husband or wife attend Sunday worship services? (SPSSUN)
TOTAL%
1) Never203.5
2) Less than once a year81.4
3) Once or twice a year366.4
4) Several times a year468.1
5) About once a month376.5
6) Two to three times a month7312.9
7) Nearly every week22139.0
8) Every week12522.1
Missing198 
TOTAL566100.0
281) (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) No7613.4
2) Yes49186.6
Missing197 
TOTAL567100.0
282) (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 do3945.3
2) Generally attends another congregation1112.8
3) Sometimes attends my congregation, sometimes another44.7
4) Usually does not attend3237.2
Missing678 
TOTAL86100.0
283) (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) Baptist5810.4
2) Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)213.8
3) Episcopalian152.7
4) Friends (Quakers)20.4
5) Lutheran407.2
6) Methodist8915.9
7) Presbyterian19034.0
8) Reformed30.5
9) Roman Catholic6411.4
10) United Church of Christ173.0
11) None173.0
12) Other437.7
Missing205 
TOTAL559100.0
284) (ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS THAT ARE MARRIED) Please indicate your husband or wife's current religious affiliation. (SPSCURNT)
TOTAL%
1) Baptist40.8
2) Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)10.2
3) Episcopalian10.2
5) Lutheran10.2
6) Methodist81.7
7) Presbyterian43090.0
9) Roman Catholic91.9
11) None204.2
12) Other40.8
Missing286 
TOTAL478100.0
285) (ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS THAT ARE MARRIED) Please indicate your spouse's employment status. (SPSEMP1)
TOTAL%
1) Employed full-time20137.0
2) Employed part-time468.5
3) Self-employed5610.3
4) Unemployed30.6
5) Retired17131.5
6) Full-time homemaker6011.0
7) Student10.2
8) Other50.9
Missing221 
TOTAL543100.0
286) (ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS THAT ARE MARRIED) Please indicate your spouse's employment status. (SPSEMP2)
TOTAL%
1) Employed full-time1112.6
2) Employed part-time11.1
3) Self-employed1517.2
4) Unemployed11.1
5) Retired2832.2
6) Full-time homemaker1921.8
7) Student44.6
8) Other89.2
Missing677 
TOTAL87100.0
287) (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) None103.1
1) 10.3
3) 10.3
4) 10.3
5) 20.6
7) 10.3
8) 30.9
9) 10.3
10) 82.4
12) 20.6
14) 10.3
15) 61.8
16) 51.5
18) 10.3
20) 185.5
21) 10.3
24) 51.5
25) 61.8
30) 92.8
32) 20.6
35) 61.8
36) 30.9
37) 20.6
40) 9328.4
42) 72.1
44) 20.6
45) 257.6
47) 20.6
48) 30.9
50) 5215.9
53) 20.6
55) 113.4
60) 226.7
65) 20.6
67) 10.3
68) 10.3
70) 20.6
72) 10.3
75) 10.3
80) 10.3
84) 10.3
85) 10.3
95) 20.6
Missing437 
TOTAL327100.0
288) How many children have you had? (KIDS)
TOTAL%
0) None12917.1
1) One8911.8
2) Two25233.5
3) Three18624.7
4) Four638.4
5) Five233.1
6) Six70.9
7) Seven30.4
8) Eight10.1
Missing11 
TOTAL753100.0
289) What age were you, approximately, when your first child was born? (AGEKID)
TOTAL%
0) 20.3
16) 20.3
17) 40.6
18) 40.6
19) 132.1
20) 284.5
21) 325.1
22) 375.9
23) 599.4
24) 538.5
25) 7211.5
26) 589.3
27) 518.1
28) 406.4
29) 365.7
30) 406.4
31) 203.2
32) 223.5
33) 121.9
34) 142.2
35) 61.0
36) 40.6
37) 50.8
38) 30.5
39) 50.8
40) 20.3
41) 10.2
42) 10.2
46) 10.2
Missing137 
TOTAL627100.0
290) Do you have any legally adopted children? (ADPTKIDS)
TOTAL%
1) No72095.0
2) Yes385.0
Missing6 
TOTAL758100.0
291) (ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS THAT HAVE LEGALLY ADOPTED CHILDREN) How many legally adopted children do you have? (ADPTMANY)
TOTAL%
1) One1852.9
2) Two1338.2
3) Three38.8
Missing730 
TOTAL34100.0
292) Do you have any stepchildren (that is, did your spouse already have children at the time of your marriage)? (STEPKIDS)
TOTAL%
1) No63088.6
2) Yes8111.4
Missing53 
TOTAL711100.0
293) (ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS THAT HAVE STEPCHILDREN) How many stepchildren do you have? (STEPMANY)
TOTAL%
1) One3341.8
2) Two2126.6
3) Three1620.3
4) Four56.3
5) Five22.5
6) Six22.5
Missing685 
TOTAL79100.0
294) 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 alone12316.2
2) Two of us37849.7
3) Three of us10814.2
4) Four of us9913.0
5) Five of us374.9
6) Six of us40.5
7) Seven or more of us50.7
8) Not applicable60.8
Missing4 
TOTAL760100.0
295) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are: aged under six years? (HOLD6)
TOTAL%
0) None11562.5
1) One4725.5
2) Two2010.9
3) Three10.5
4) Four10.5
Missing580 
TOTAL184100.0
296) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are: aged six to twelve years? (HOLD612)
TOTAL%
0) None10448.8
1) One7032.9
2) Two3616.9
3) Three31.4
Missing551 
TOTAL213100.0
297) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are: aged thirteen to seventeen years? (HOLD1317)
TOTAL%
0) None9946.5
1) One8439.4
2) Two2813.1
3) Three20.9
Missing551 
TOTAL213100.0
298) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are: aged eighteen to twenty-four years? (HOLD1824)
TOTAL%
0) None10766.9
1) One3924.4
2) Two138.1
3) Three10.6
Missing604 
TOTAL160100.0
299) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are: aged twenty-five and over? (HOLD25PL)
TOTAL%
0) None121.7
1) One11616.5
2) Two54477.6
3) Three253.6
4) Four40.6
Missing63 
TOTAL701100.0
300) 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 alone10514.4
2) A single parent, living with one or more children212.9
3) A married couple, no children in household33546.0
4) A married couple, living with one or more children23231.9
5) An unmarried couple, no children in household20.3
6) An unmarried couple, living with one or more children10.1
7) Another family arrangement (2 or more related adults), living with no children141.9
8) Another family arrangement (2 or more related adults), living with one or more children91.2
9) Roommates (2 or more unrelated adults), no children in household60.8
11) Some other arrangement30.4
Missing36 
TOTAL728100.0
301) Is the home in which you currently live: (OWNHOME)
TOTAL%
1) Rented by you435.8
2) Owned by you free and clear of mortgage33745.6
3) Owned by you with a mortgage32944.5
4) Owned by your congregation (i.e., a manse)293.9
5) Other10.1
Missing25 
TOTAL739100.0
302) In what state were you born? If you were not born in the United States, in what country were you born? (BRNSTATE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL75731.80214
303) In how many countries besides the United States have you lived? (CNTRYLIV)
TOTAL%
0) None65387.3
1) One638.4
2) Two172.3
3) Three81.1
4) Four60.8
7) Seven10.1
Missing16 
TOTAL748100.0
304) In how many states within the United States have you lived? (STATELIV)
TOTAL%
0) None628.2
1) One18624.7
2) Two18424.5
3) Three12716.9
4) Four709.3
5) Five516.8
6) Six405.3
7) Seven172.3
8) Eight81.1
9) Nine30.4
10) Ten20.3
11) Eleven10.1
17) Seventeen10.1
Missing12 
TOTAL752100.0
305) Generally speaking, do you think of yourself as a Democrat, Independent, Republican, or other? (POLITAFF)
TOTAL%
1) Democrat17223.0
2) Independent13117.5
3) Republican42256.4
4) Other233.1
Missing16 
TOTAL748100.0
306) What is your race or origin? (RACE1)
TOTAL%
1) White or Caucasian69998.7
2) Black or African-American40.6
4) Asian or Pacific Islander20.3
5) Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish origin20.3
7) Some other race10.1
Missing56 
TOTAL708100.0
307) What is your race or origin? (RACE2)
TOTAL%
1) White or Caucasian4996.1
2) Black or African-American12.0
3) Indian (American) or Alaska Native12.0
Missing713 
TOTAL51100.0
308) 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) None19026.4
1) One17023.6
2) Two26536.8
3) Three527.2
4) Four344.7
5) Five60.8
6) Six20.3
7) Seven10.1
Missing44 
TOTAL720100.0
309) 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 $10,000152.1
2) $10,000- $14,999304.2
3) $15,000- $19,999355.0
4) $20,000- $29,9997510.6
5) $30,000- $39,9998712.3
6) $40,000- $49,999689.6
7) $50,000- $59,9998211.6
8) $60,000- $69,9997210.2
9) $70,000- $79,999425.9
10) $80,000- $89,999446.2
11) $90,000- $99,999273.8
12) $100,000- $124,999527.4
13) $125,000- $149,999284.0
14) $150,000 or more507.1
Missing57 
TOTAL707100.0
310) 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 earnings19627.2
2) 90-99% from earnings14019.4
3) 75-89% from earnings547.5
4) 50-74% from earnings446.1
5) 25-49% from earnings223.1
6) 1-24% from earnings679.3
7) None from earnings19727.4
Missing44 
TOTAL720100.0
311) 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
TOTAL7101972.3762399
312) 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
TOTAL508545.6791839
313) 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
TOTAL617194.669791
314) 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) $023332.4
2) $1-$5016422.8
3) $51-$1008912.4
4) $101-$50011716.3
5) $501-$1,000436.0
6) $1,001-$2,000354.9
7) $2,001 or more385.3
Missing45 
TOTAL719100.0
315) 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) $0253.4
2) $1-$5014920.4
3) $51-$10012717.4
4) $101-$50024433.4
5) $501-$1,0008211.2
6) $1,001-$2,000456.2
7) $2,001 or more587.9
Missing34 
TOTAL730100.0
316) Region (REGION)
TOTAL%
1) Northeast10613.9
2) Midwest28036.7
3) South24331.9
4) West13317.5
Missing2 
TOTAL762100.0
317) Total number of members 1996 (TOTMEM96)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL759715.245741
318) Age group (AGEGRP)
TOTAL%
1) Under 40 years old13417.8
2) 40-5018925.1
3) 55-6923230.8
4) 70 and older19926.4
Missing10 
TOTAL754100.0
319) I-GENDER: What is your sex? (for use with online analysis) (I-GENDER)
TOTAL%
1) Female49064.4
2) Male27135.6
Missing3 
TOTAL761100.0
320) I-MARITAL: What is your present marital status? (for use with online analysis) (I-MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Married57678.0
2) Not married16222.0
Missing26 
TOTAL738100.0
321) I-REGION: Region (for use with online analysis) (I-REGION)
TOTAL%
1) Northeast10613.9
2) Midwest28036.7
3) South24331.9
4) West13317.5
Missing2 
TOTAL762100.0
322) 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) Democrat17223.0
2) Independent13117.5
3) Republican42256.4
4) Other233.1
Missing16 
TOTAL748100.0
323) 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) <20K8011.3
1) 20K-49,99923032.5
2) 50K-99,99926737.8
3) 100K+13018.4
Missing57 
TOTAL707100.0
324) I-AGE: What is your present age? (recoded for use with online analysis) (I-AGE)
TOTAL%
0) <4013417.8
1) 40-4912015.9
2) 50-6420226.8
3) 65+29839.5
Missing10 
TOTAL754100.0
325) I-RACE1: What is your race or origin? (recoded for use with online analysis) (I-RACE1)
TOTAL%
0) White69998.7
1) Black40.6
2) Other50.7
Missing56 
TOTAL708100.0