Presbyterian Panel Survey, February 1997 - Spirituality and Health, Members

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All frequencies are raw numbers (no weights used).
1) Respondent identification number (NEWCODE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL90010637.393379
2) How often do you pray? (OFTPRAY)
TOTAL%
1) Two or more times a day37742.5
2) Once a day22225.0
3) Two or more times a week (but less than daily)19321.8
4) Once a week445.0
5) Less than once a week465.2
6) Never50.6
Missing13 
TOTAL887100.0
3) When you pray are you likely to: read from a book of prayers? (LKLYREAD)
TOTAL%
1) Yes11114.1
2) No67685.9
Missing113 
TOTAL787100.0
4) When you pray are you likely to: recite prayers you have memorized? (LKLYMEM)
TOTAL%
1) Yes32640.6
2) No47759.4
Missing97 
TOTAL803100.0
5) When you pray are you likely to: ask God for material things you need? (LKLYMTRL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes19324.6
2) No59375.4
Missing114 
TOTAL786100.0
6) When you pray are you likely to: talk with God in your own words? (LKLYWRDS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes86597.7
2) No202.3
Missing15 
TOTAL885100.0
7) When you pray are you likely to: ask God to forgive your sins? (LKLYFRGV)
TOTAL%
1) Yes77189.1
2) No9410.9
Missing35 
TOTAL865100.0
8) When you pray are you likely to: ask God to provide guidance in making decisions? (LKLYGDNC)
TOTAL%
1) Yes82594.2
2) No515.8
Missing24 
TOTAL876100.0
9) When you pray are you likely to: ask God for healing for yourself? (LKLYSELF)
TOTAL%
1) Yes60371.4
2) No24128.6
Missing56 
TOTAL844100.0
10) When you pray are you likely to: ask God for healing for others? (LKLYOTHR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes84395.8
2) No374.2
Missing20 
TOTAL880100.0
11) When you pray are you likely to: thank God for blessings? (LKLYBLES)
TOTAL%
1) Yes85696.5
2) No313.5
Missing13 
TOTAL887100.0
12) When you pray are you likely to: spend time quietly thinking about God? (LKLYTHNK)
TOTAL%
1) Yes60071.9
2) No23428.1
Missing66 
TOTAL834100.0
13) When you pray are you likely to: spend time just "feeling" the presence of God? (LKLYFEEL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes47658.0
2) No34442.0
Missing80 
TOTAL820100.0
14) How satisfied are you with your prayer life? (SATISLIF)
TOTAL%
1) Very satisfied839.4
2) Satisfied39344.4
3) Neither satisfied nor dissatisfied29032.7
4) Dissatisfied11513.0
5) Very dissatisfied50.6
Missing14 
TOTAL886100.0
15) Approximately how frequently do you engage in the following activity?- read the Bible privately (FREQPRIV)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/almost daily14016.1
2) Several times a week9310.7
3) Weekly10612.2
4) Several times a month11513.3
5) Once a month708.1
6) Several times a year16418.9
7) Once a year or less10311.9
8) Never768.8
Missing33 
TOTAL867100.0
16) Approximately how frequently do you engage in the following activity?- read the Bible with family or friends (FREQFMLY)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/almost daily323.8
2) Several times a week283.3
3) Weekly12715.1
4) Several times a month526.2
5) Once a month769.1
6) Several times a year12915.4
7) Once a year or less11814.1
8) Never27733.0
Missing61 
TOTAL839100.0
17) Approximately how frequently do you engage in the following activity?- attend Bible study groups with other than family or friends (FREQGRPS)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/almost daily30.4
2) Several times a week111.3
3) Weekly15718.6
4) Several times a month526.2
5) Once a month9411.2
6) Several times a year738.7
7) Once a year or less11313.4
8) Never34040.3
Missing57 
TOTAL843100.0
18) Approximately how frequently do you engage in the following activity?- pray with one or more other persons (FREQPPL)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/almost daily799.3
2) Several times a week718.3
3) Weekly19623.0
4) Several times a month13616.0
5) Once a month505.9
6) Several times a year9511.2
7) Once a year or less556.5
8) Never17020.0
Missing48 
TOTAL852100.0
19) Approximately how frequently do you engage in the following activity?-participate in church social events (FREQSOCL)
TOTAL%
1) Daily/almost daily30.3
2) Several times a week515.8
3) Weekly13014.7
4) Several times a month15918.0
5) Once a month10812.2
6) Several times a year29933.9
7) Once a year or less9210.4
8) Never414.6
Missing17 
TOTAL883100.0
20) How often has the following problem caused doubts about your religious faith?- evil in the world (OFTEVIL)
TOTAL%
1) Often748.3
2) Sometimes38443.0
3) Never43448.7
Missing8 
TOTAL892100.0
21) How often has the following problem caused doubts about your religious faith?- personal suffering (OFTSFRNG)
TOTAL%
1) Often515.8
2) Sometimes39344.9
3) Never43249.3
Missing24 
TOTAL876100.0
22) How often has the following problem caused doubts about your religious faith?- conflict of faith and science (OFTCNFLT)
TOTAL%
1) Often343.9
2) Sometimes25629.3
3) Never58566.9
Missing25 
TOTAL875100.0
23) How often has the following problem caused doubts about your religious faith?- the feeling that life really has no meaning (OFTNOMNG)
TOTAL%
1) Often121.4
2) Sometimes17119.5
3) Never69579.2
Missing22 
TOTAL878100.0
24) THIS QUESTION ASKS FOR YOUR VIEWS ABOUT YOUR HEALTH. IF YOU ARE UNSURE ABOUT HOW TO ANSWER THIS QUESTION, PLEASE GIVE THE BEST ANSWER YOU CAN: In general, would you say your health is: (GENHELTH)
TOTAL%
1) Excellent21724.7
2) Very good32637.0
3) Good24327.6
4) Fair809.1
5) Poor141.6
Missing20 
TOTAL880100.0
25) THIS QUESTION ASKS FOR YOUR VIEWS ABOUT YOUR HEALTH. IF YOU ARE UNSURE ABOUT HOW TO ANSWER THIS QUESTION, PLEASE GIVE THE BEST ANSWER YOU CAN: Compared to one year ago, how would you rate your health in general now? (YRHEALTH)
TOTAL%
1) Much better now than one year ago515.8
2) Somewhat better now than one year ago11012.5
3) About the same as one year ago62470.7
4) Somewhat worse now than one year ago9310.5
5) Much worse now than one year ago50.6
Missing17 
TOTAL883100.0
26) THIS QUESTION ASKS FOR YOUR VIEWS ABOUT YOUR HEALTH. IF YOU ARE UNSURE ABOUT HOW TO ANSWER THIS QUESTION, PLEASE GIVE THE BEST ANSWER YOU CAN: The following item is about an activity you might do during a typical day. Does your health now limit you in this activity? If so, how much?- vigorous activities, such as running, lifting heavy objects, participating in strenuous sports (LMTVIGRS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, limited a lot25028.8
2) Yes, limited a little29834.3
3) No, not limited at all32136.9
Missing31 
TOTAL869100.0
27) THIS QUESTION ASKS FOR YOUR VIEWS ABOUT YOUR HEALTH. IF YOU ARE UNSURE ABOUT HOW TO ANSWER THIS QUESTION, PLEASE GIVE THE BEST ANSWER YOU CAN: The following item is about an activity you might do during a typical day. Does your health now limit you in this activity? If so, how much?- moderate activities, such as moving a table, pushing a vacuum cleaner, bowling, or playing golf (LMTMOD)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, limited a lot586.6
2) Yes, limited a little16418.8
3) No, not limited at all65274.6
Missing26 
TOTAL874100.0
28) THIS QUESTION ASKS FOR YOUR VIEWS ABOUT YOUR HEALTH. IF YOU ARE UNSURE ABOUT HOW TO ANSWER THIS QUESTION, PLEASE GIVE THE BEST ANSWER YOU CAN: The following item is about an activity you might do during a typical day. Does your health now limit you in this activity? If so, how much?- lifting or carrying groceries (LMTGROC)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, limited a lot364.1
2) Yes, limited a little10912.5
3) No, not limited at all72983.4
Missing26 
TOTAL874100.0
29) THIS QUESTION ASKS FOR YOUR VIEWS ABOUT YOUR HEALTH. IF YOU ARE UNSURE ABOUT HOW TO ANSWER THIS QUESTION, PLEASE GIVE THE BEST ANSWER YOU CAN: The following item is about an activity you might do during a typical day. Does your health now limit you in this activity? If so, how much?- climbing several flights of stairs (LMTSEVRL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, limited a lot9410.8
2) Yes, limited a little21624.8
3) No, not limited at all56264.4
Missing28 
TOTAL872100.0
30) THIS QUESTION ASKS FOR YOUR VIEWS ABOUT YOUR HEALTH. IF YOU ARE UNSURE ABOUT HOW TO ANSWER THIS QUESTION, PLEASE GIVE THE BEST ANSWER YOU CAN: The following item is about an activity you might do during a typical day. Does your health now limit you in this activity? If so, how much?- climbing one flight of stairs (LMTSTRS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, limited a lot374.2
2) Yes, limited a little10311.7
3) No, not limited at all73984.1
Missing21 
TOTAL879100.0
31) THIS QUESTION ASKS FOR YOUR VIEWS ABOUT YOUR HEALTH. IF YOU ARE UNSURE ABOUT HOW TO ANSWER THIS QUESTION, PLEASE GIVE THE BEST ANSWER YOU CAN: The following item is about an activity you might do during a typical day. Does your health now limit you in this activity? If so, how much?- bending, kneeling, or stooping (LMTBEND)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, limited a lot697.9
2) Yes, limited a little25128.6
3) No, not limited at all55763.5
Missing23 
TOTAL877100.0
32) THIS QUESTION ASKS FOR YOUR VIEWS ABOUT YOUR HEALTH. IF YOU ARE UNSURE ABOUT HOW TO ANSWER THIS QUESTION, PLEASE GIVE THE BEST ANSWER YOU CAN: The following item is about an activity you might do during a typical day. Does your health now limit you in this activity? If so, how much?- walking more than a mile (LMTMILE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, limited a lot10311.8
2) Yes, limited a little15617.8
3) No, not limited at all61770.4
Missing24 
TOTAL876100.0
33) THIS QUESTION ASKS FOR YOUR VIEWS ABOUT YOUR HEALTH. IF YOU ARE UNSURE ABOUT HOW TO ANSWER THIS QUESTION, PLEASE GIVE THE BEST ANSWER YOU CAN: The following item is about an activity you might do during a typical day. Does your health now limit you in this activity? If so, how much?- walking several blocks (LMTSVBLK)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, limited a lot617.0
2) Yes, limited a little9611.0
3) No, not limited at all71982.1
Missing24 
TOTAL876100.0
34) THIS QUESTION ASKS FOR YOUR VIEWS ABOUT YOUR HEALTH. IF YOU ARE UNSURE ABOUT HOW TO ANSWER THIS QUESTION, PLEASE GIVE THE BEST ANSWER YOU CAN: The following item is about an activity you might do during a typical day. Does your health now limit you in this activity? If so, how much?- walking one block (LMTBLOCK)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, limited a lot293.3
2) Yes, limited a little566.4
3) No, not limited at all78790.3
Missing28 
TOTAL872100.0
35) THIS QUESTION ASKS FOR YOUR VIEWS ABOUT YOUR HEALTH. IF YOU ARE UNSURE ABOUT HOW TO ANSWER THIS QUESTION, PLEASE GIVE THE BEST ANSWER YOU CAN: The following item is about an activity you might do during a typical day. Does your health now limit you in this activity? If so, how much?- bathing or dressing yourself (LMTBATHE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, limited a lot182.1
2) Yes, limited a little323.6
3) No, not limited at all82794.3
Missing23 
TOTAL877100.0
36) THIS QUESTION ASKS FOR YOUR VIEWS ABOUT YOUR HEATLH. IF YOU ARE UNSURE ABOUT HOW TO ANSWER THIS QUESTION, PLEASE GIVE THE BEST ANSWER YOU CAN: During the past four weeks, have you had the following problem with your work or other regular daily activity as a result of your physical health?- cut down on the amount of time you spent on work or other activities (PHYSTIME)
TOTAL%
1) Yes15517.8
2) No71582.2
Missing30 
TOTAL870100.0
37) THIS QUESTION ASKS FOR YOUR VIEWS ABOUT YOUR HEALTH. IF YOU ARE UNSURE ABOUT HOW TO ANSWER THIS QUESTION, PLEASE GIVE THE BEST ANSWER YOU CAN: During the past four weeks, have you had the following problem with your work or other regular daily activity as a result of your physical health?- accomplished less than you would like (PHYSACMP)
TOTAL%
1) Yes29533.7
2) No58166.3
Missing24 
TOTAL876100.0
38) THIS QUESTION ASKS FOR YOUR VIEWS ABOUT YOUR HEALTH. IF YOU ARE UNSURE ABOUT HOW TO ANSWER THIS QUESTION, PLEASE GIVE THE BEST ANSWER YOU CAN: During the past four weeks, have you had the following problem with your work or other regular daily activity as a result of your physical health?- were limited in the kind of work or other activities (PHYSLMTD)
TOTAL%
1) Yes20423.5
2) No66476.5
Missing32 
TOTAL868100.0
39) THIS QUESTION ASKS FOR YOUR VIEWS ABOUT YOUR HEALTH. IF YOU ARE UNSURE ABOUT HOW TO ANSWER THIS QUESTION, PLEASE GIVE THE BEST ANSWER YOU CAN: During the past four weeks, have you had the following problem with your work or other regular daily activity as a result of your physical health?- had difficulty performing the work or other activities (for example, it took extra effort) (PHYSEFRT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes21625.0
2) No64875.0
Missing36 
TOTAL864100.0
40) THIS QUESTION ASKS FOR YOUR VIEWS ABOUT YOUR HEALTH. IF YOU ARE UNSURE ABOUT HOW TO ANSWER THIS QUESTION, PLEASE GIVE THE BEST ANSWER YOU CAN: During the past four weeks, have you had the following problem with your work or other regular daily activities as a result of any emotional problems (such as feeling depressed or anxious)?- cut down on the amount of time you spent on work or other regular activities (EMOTTIME)
TOTAL%
1) Yes12714.6
2) No74285.4
Missing31 
TOTAL869100.0
41) THIS QUESTION ASKS FOR YOUR VIEWS ABOUT YOUR HEALTH. IF YOU ARE UNSURE ABOUT HOW TO ANSWER THIS QUESTION, PLEASE GIVE THE BEST ANSWER YOU CAN: During the past four weeks, have you had the following problem with your work or other regular daily activities as a result of any emotional problems (such as feeling depressed or anxious)?- accomplished less than you would like (EMOTACMP)
TOTAL%
1) Yes26430.3
2) No60769.7
Missing29 
TOTAL871100.0
42) THIS QUESTION ASKS FOR YOUR VIEWS ABOUT YOUR HEALTH. IF YOU ARE UNSURE ABOUT HOW TO ANSWER THIS QUESTION, PLEASE GIVE THE BEST ANSWER YOU CAN: During the past four weeks, have you had the following problem with your work or other regular daily activities as a result of any emotional problems (such as feeling depressed or anxious)?- didn't do work or other activities as carefully as usual (EMOTCARE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes14216.4
2) No72283.6
Missing36 
TOTAL864100.0
43) THIS QUESTION ASKS FOR YOUR VIEWS ABOUT YOUR HEALTH. IF YOU ARE UNSURE ABOUT HOW TO ANSWER THIS QUESTION, PLEASE GIVE THE BEST ANSWER YOU CAN: During the past four weeks, to what extent has your physical health or emotional problems interfered with your normal social activities with family, friends, neighbors, or groups? (PROBSOCL)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all53360.5
2) Slightly21324.2
3) Moderately748.4
4) Quite a bit536.0
5) Extremely80.9
Missing19 
TOTAL881100.0
44) THIS QUESTION ASKS FOR YOUR VIEWS ABOUT YOUR HEALTH. IF YOU ARE UNSURE ABOUT HOW TO ANSWER THIS QUESTION, PLEASE GIVE THE BEST ANSWER YOU CAN: How much bodily pain have you had during the past four weeks? (BODYPAIN)
TOTAL%
1) None25629.2
2) Very mild30134.3
3) Mild15617.8
4) Moderate13315.1
5) Severe313.5
6) Very severe10.1
Missing22 
TOTAL878100.0
45) THIS QUESTION ASKS FOR YOUR VIEWS ABOUT YOUR HEALTH. IF YOU ARE UNSURE ABOUT HOW TO ANSWER THIS QUESTION, PLEASE GIVE THE BEST ANSWER YOU CAN: During the past four weeks, how much did pain interfere with your normal work (including both work outside the home and housework)? (PAININTF)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all52860.1
2) A little bit22025.1
3) Moderately9510.8
4) Quite a bit333.8
5) Extremely20.2
Missing22 
TOTAL878100.0
46) THIS QUESTION ASKS FOR YOUR VIEWS ABOUT YOUR HEALTH. IF YOU ARE UNSURE ABOUT HOW TO ANSWER THIS QUESTION, PLEASE GIVE THE BEST ANSWER YOU CAN: This question is about how you feel and how things have been with you during the past four weeks. For this question, please give the one answer that comes closest to the way you have been feeling. How much of the time during the past four weeks: did you feel full of pep? (WK4PEP)
TOTAL%
1) All of the time252.9
2) Most of the time29033.1
3) A good bit of the time24127.5
4) Some of the time20123.0
5) A little of the time859.7
6) None of the time333.8
Missing25 
TOTAL875100.0
47) THIS QUESTION ASKS FOR YOUR VIEWS ABOUT YOUR HEALTH. IF YOU ARE UNSURE ABOUT HOW TO ANSWER THIS QUESTION, PLEASE GIVE THE BEST ANSWER YOU CAN: This question is about how you feel and how things have been with you during the past four weeks. For this question, please give the one answer that comes closest to the way you have been feeling. How much of the time during the past four weeks: have you been a very nervous person? (WK4NERVS)
TOTAL%
1) All of the time80.9
2) Most of the time222.5
3) A good bit of the time455.1
4) Some of the time13715.6
5) A little of the time32236.7
6) None of the time34439.2
Missing22 
TOTAL878100.0
48) THIS QUESTION ASKS FOR YOUR VIEWS ABOUT YOUR HEALTH. IF YOU ARE UNSURE ABOUT HOW TO ANSWER THIS QUESTION, PLEASE GIVE THE BEST ANSWER YOU CAN: This question is about how you feel and how things have been with you during the past four weeks. For this question, please give the one answer that comes closest to the way you have been feeling. How much of the time during the past four weeks: have you felt so down in the dumps that nothing could cheer you up? (WK4DOWN)
TOTAL%
1) All of the time40.5
2) Most of the time91.0
3) A good bit of the time182.0
4) Some of the time546.1
5) A little of the time18420.9
6) None of the time61069.4
Missing21 
TOTAL879100.0
49) THIS QUESTION ASKS FOR YOUR VIEWS ABOUT YOUR HEALTH. IF YOU ARE UNSURE ABOUT HOW TO ANSWER THIS QUESTION, PLEASE GIVE THE BEST ANSWER YOU CAN: This question is about how you feel and how things have been with you during the past four weeks. For this question, please give the one answer that comes closest to the way you have been feeling. How much of the time during the past four weeks: have you felt calm and peaceful? (WK4CALM)
TOTAL%
1) All of the time505.7
2) Most of the time36642.0
3) A good bit of the time19322.1
4) Some of the time18220.9
5) A little of the time667.6
6) None of the time151.7
Missing28 
TOTAL872100.0
50) THIS QUESTION ASKS FOR YOUR VIEWS ABOUT YOUR HEALTH. IF YOU ARE UNSURE ABOUT HOW TO ANSWER THIS QUESTION, PLEASE GIVE THE BEST ANSWER YOU CAN: This question is about how you feel and how things have been with you during the past four weeks. For this question, please give the one answer that comes closest to the way you have been feeling. How much of the time during the past four weeks: did you have a lot of energy? (WK4ENRGY)
TOTAL%
1) All of the time313.5
2) Most of the time29433.5
3) A good bit of the time21424.4
4) Some of the time19922.7
5) A little of the time10512.0
6) None of the time354.0
Missing22 
TOTAL878100.0
51) THIS QUESTION ASKS FOR YOUR VIEWS ABOUT YOUR HEALTH. IF YOU ARE UNSURE ABOUT HOW TO ANSWER THIS QUESTION, PLEASE GIVE THE BEST ANSWER YOU CAN: This question is about how you feel and how things have been with you during the past four weeks. For this question, please give the one answer that comes closest to the way you have been feeling. How much of the time during the past four weeks: have you felt downhearted and blue? (WK4BLUE)
TOTAL%
1) All of the time30.3
2) Most of the time151.7
3) A good bit of the time364.1
4) Some of the time13215.0
5) A little of the time33237.8
6) None of the time36141.1
Missing21 
TOTAL879100.0
52) THIS QUESTION ASKS FOR YOUR VIEWS ABOUT YOUR HEALTH. IF YOU ARE UNSURE ABOUT HOW TO ANSWER THIS QUESTION, PLEASE GIVE THE BEST ANSWER YOU CAN: This question is about how you feel and how things have been with you during the past four weeks. For this question, please give the one answer that comes closest to the way you have been feeling. How much of the time during the past four weeks: did you feel worn out? (WK4WORN)
TOTAL%
1) All of the time141.6
2) Most of the time293.3
3) A good bit of the time718.1
4) Some of the time24027.4
5) A little of the time37442.7
6) None of the time14816.9
Missing24 
TOTAL876100.0
53) THIS QUESTION ASKS FOR YOUR VIEWS ABOUT YOUR HEALTH. IF YOU ARE UNSURE ABOUT HOW TO ANSWER THIS QUESTION, PLEASE GIVE THE BEST ANSWER YOU CAN: This question is about how you feel and how things have been with you during the past four weeks. For this question, please give the one answer that comes closest to the way you have been feeling. How much of the time during the past four weeks: have you been a happy person? (WK4HAPPY)
TOTAL%
1) All of the time9310.6
2) Most of the time48355.0
3) A good bit of the time16719.0
4) Some of the time9811.2
5) A little of the time313.5
6) None of the time60.7
Missing22 
TOTAL878100.0
54) THIS QUESTION ASKS FOR YOUR VIEWS ABOUT YOUR HEALTH. IF YOU ARE UNSURE ABOUT HOW TO ANSWER THIS QUESTION, PLEASE GIVE THE BEST ANSWER YOU CAN: This question is about how you feel and how things have been with you during the past four weeks. For this question, please give the one answer that comes closest to the way you have been feeling. How much of the time during the past four weeks: did you feel tired? (WK4TIRED)
TOTAL%
1) All of the time161.8
2) Most of the time485.4
3) A good bit of the time11212.7
4) Some of the time33938.5
5) A little of the time32036.3
6) None of the time465.2
Missing19 
TOTAL881100.0
55) THIS QUESTION ASKS FOR YOUR VIEWS ABOUT YOUR HEALTH. IF YOU ARE UNSURE ABOUT HOW TO ANSWER THIS QUESTION, PLEASE GIVE THE BEST ANSWER YOU CAN: During the last four weeks, how much of the time has your physical health or emotional problems interfered with your social activities (like visiting friends, relatives, etc.)? (TIMEINTF)
TOTAL%
1) All of the time70.8
2) Most of the time252.9
3) Some of the time11613.2
4) A little of the time19422.1
5) None of the time53561.0
Missing23 
TOTAL877100.0
56) THIS QUESTION ASKS FOR YOUR VIEWS ABOUT YOUR HEALTH. IF YOU ARE UNSURE ABOUT HOW TO ANSWER THIS QUESTION, PLEASE GIVE THE BEST ANSWER YOU CAN: How true or false is the following statement for you?- I seem to get sick a little easier than other people. (TFSICK)
TOTAL%
1) Definitely true91.0
2) Mostly true313.5
3) Don't know667.6
4) Mostly false25429.1
5) Definitely false51458.8
Missing26 
TOTAL874100.0
57) THIS QUESTION ASKS FOR YOUR VIEWS ABOUT YOUR HEALTH. IF YOU ARE UNSURE ABOUT HOW TO ANSWER THIS QUESTION, PLEASE GIVE THE BEST ANSWER YOU CAN: How true or false is the following statement for you?- I am as healthy as anybody I know. (TFHLTHY)
TOTAL%
1) Definitely true28031.9
2) Mostly true40746.4
3) Don't know9711.1
4) Mostly false576.5
5) Definitely false364.1
Missing23 
TOTAL877100.0
58) THIS QUESTION ASKS FOR YOUR VIEWS ABOUT YOUR HEALTH. IF YOU ARE UNSURE ABOUT HOW TO ANSWER THIS QUESTION, PLEASE GIVE THE BEST ANSWER YOU CAN: How true or false is the following statement for you?- I expect my health to get worse. (TFWORSEN)
TOTAL%
1) Definitely true303.4
2) Mostly true10411.9
3) Don't know34839.7
4) Mostly false15517.7
5) Definitely false24027.4
Missing23 
TOTAL877100.0
59) THIS QUESTION ASKS FOR YOUR VIEWS ABOUT YOUR HEALTH. IF YOU ARE UNSURE ABOUT HOW TO ANSWER THIS QUESTION, PLEASE GIVE THE BEST ANSWER YOU CAN: How true or false is the following statement for you?- My health is excellent. (TFEXCLNT)
TOTAL%
1) Definitely true25829.2
2) Mostly true45551.5
3) Don't know647.2
4) Mostly false738.3
5) Definitely false343.8
Missing16 
TOTAL884100.0
60) Please answer the following question with a yes or no. During the past year, did your spouse, child, parent, grandparent, or grandchild die? (YRFAMDIE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes9810.9
2) No79789.1
Missing5 
TOTAL895100.0
61) Please answer the following question with a yes or no. During the past year, did you suffer a major financial loss that involved 20% or more of your income? (YRFINLOS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes819.1
2) No81190.9
Missing8 
TOTAL892100.0
62) Please answer the following question with a yes or no. During the past year, did your spouse, child, parent, grandparent, or grandchild suffer from a serious illness or accident? (YRFAMILL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes23926.8
2) No65273.2
Missing9 
TOTAL891100.0
63) Please answer the following question with a yes or no. During the past year, did you have a major disagreement or serious argument with your spouse, child, parent, grandparent, or grandchild? (YRFAMDIS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes17619.8
2) No71280.2
Missing12 
TOTAL888100.0
64) Please answer the following question with a yes or no. During the past year, did you have a major disagreement or serious argument with a close friend? (YRFRNDIS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes748.3
2) No81891.7
Missing8 
TOTAL892100.0
65) Please answer the following question with a yes or no. During the past year, did you experience any other major problem or challenge? If "yes" what was it? (Please specify here.) (YROTHER)
TOTAL%
1) Yes31536.8
2) No54063.2
Missing45 
TOTAL855100.0
66) Now please think about the most recent major problem or challenge you have faced. What was it? (Please specify here; if you can't remember any in the past year, think back before then.) (REPROB1)
TOTAL%
1) School111.4
2) Work9912.5
3) Love-Marriage8210.3
4) Children121.5
5) Family8210.3
6) Residence263.3
7) Crime60.8
8) Finances192.4
9) Social Acts556.9
10) Miscellaneous30.4
11) Health13016.4
12) Homosexuality10.1
21) Other Health12015.1
22) Other Children50.6
23) Other Finances111.4
24) Other Work374.7
25) Other Love-Marriage283.5
26) Other Social Acts50.6
27) Other Miscellaneous162.0
28) Other Family243.0
29) Other Residence131.6
30) Other Crime30.4
31) Other School50.6
Missing107 
TOTAL793100.0
67) Now please think about the most recent major problem or challenge you have faced. What was it? (Please specify here; if you can't remember any in the past year, think back before then.) (REPROB2)
TOTAL%
1) School53.2
2) Work1811.4
3) Love-Marriage127.6
4) Children31.9
5) Family1811.4
6) Residence63.8
8) Finances53.2
9) Social Acts63.8
10) Miscellaneous42.5
11) Health3019.0
21) Other Health2012.7
22) Other Children42.5
23) Other Finances42.5
24) Other Work74.4
25) Other Love-Marriage10.6
26) Other Social Acts10.6
28) Other Family63.8
29) Other Residence53.2
30) Other Crime21.3
31) Other School10.6
Missing742 
TOTAL158100.0
68) Now please think about the most recent major problem or challenge you have faced. What was it? (Please specify here; if you can't remember any in the past year, think back before then.) (REPROB3)
TOTAL%
2) Work313.6
3) Love-Marriage313.6
5) Family29.1
11) Health418.2
21) Other Health522.7
23) Other Finances14.5
24) Other Work14.5
25) Other Love-Marriage29.1
28) Other Family14.5
Missing878 
TOTAL22100.0
69) QUESTION IS IN REFERENCE TO THE MOST RECENT PROBLEM OR CHALLENGE THE RESPONDENT SPECIFIED HE OR SHE HAD FACED: We are interested in learning more about how you responded or reacted when this most recent problem happened. Here is a strategy that people sometimes use to deal with difficulties like this. Please indicate how much you relied on this strategy in the process of grappling with your most recent serious problem.- I thought about how my life is part of a larger spiritual force. (RESPIRIT)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all20824.7
2) Somewhat30636.3
3) Quite a bit20924.8
4) A great deal12014.2
Missing57 
TOTAL843100.0
70) QUESTION IS IN REFERENCE TO THE MOST RECENT PROBLEM OR CHALLENGE THE RESPONDENT SPECIFIED HE OR SHE HAD FACED: We are interested in learning more about how you responded or reacted when this most recent problem happened. Here is a strategy that people sometimes use to deal with difficulties like this. Please indicate how much you relied on this strategy in the process of grappling with your most recent serious problem.- I worked together with God as partners to get through this problem. (REPARTNR)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all738.6
2) Somewhat26831.4
3) Quite a bit26631.2
4) A great deal24628.8
Missing47 
TOTAL853100.0
71) QUESTION IS IN REFERENCE TO THE MOST RECENT PROBLEM OR CHALLENGE THE RESPONDENT SPECIFIED HE OR SHE HAD FACED: We are interested in learning more about how you responded or reacted when this most recent problem happened. Here is a strategy that people sometimes use to deal with difficulties like this. Please indicate how much you relied on this strategy in the process of grappling with your most recent serious problem.- I looked to God for strength, support, and guidance. (RESUPPRT)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all374.3
2) Somewhat15818.2
3) Quite a bit27331.5
4) A great deal39946.0
Missing33 
TOTAL867100.0
72) QUESTION IS IN REFERENCE TO THE MOST RECENT PROBLEM OR CHALLENGE THE RESPONDENT SPECIFIED HE OR SHE HAD FACED: We are interested in learning more about how you responded or reacted when this most recent problem happened. Here is a strategy that people sometimes use to deal with difficulties like this. Please indicate how much you relied on this strategy in the process of grappling with your most recent serious problem.- I tried to find the lesson from God in this problem. (RELESSON)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all20223.7
2) Somewhat27832.7
3) Quite a bit20524.1
4) A great deal16619.5
Missing49 
TOTAL851100.0
73) QUESTION IS IN REFERENCE TO THE MOST RECENT PROBLEM OR CHALLENGE THE RESPONDENT SPECIFIED HE OR SHE HAD FACED: We are interested in learning more about how you responded or reacted when this most recent problem happened. Here is a strategy that people sometimes use to deal with difficulties like this. Please indicate how much you relied on this strategy in the process of grappling with your most recent serious problem.- I tried to give spiritual strength to other people. (REOTHRS)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all16018.7
2) Somewhat33439.1
3) Quite a bit24028.1
4) A great deal12114.2
Missing45 
TOTAL855100.0
74) QUESTION IS IN REFERENCE TO THE MOST RECENT PROBLEM OR CHALLENGE THE RESPONDENT SPECIFIED HE OR SHE HAD FACED: We are interested in learning more about how you responded or reacted when this most recent problem happened. Here is a strategy that people sometimes use to deal with difficulties like this. Please indicate how much you relied on this strategy in the process of grappling with your most recent serious problem.- I felt that this problem was God's way of punishing me for my sins or lack of spirituality. (REPUNISH)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all75087.7
2) Somewhat779.0
3) Quite a bit202.3
4) A great deal80.9
Missing45 
TOTAL855100.0
75) QUESTION IS IN REFERENCE TO THE MOST RECENT PROBLEM OR CHALLENGE THE RESPONDENT SPECIFIED HE OR SHE HAD FACED: We are interested in learning more about how you responded or reacted when this most recent problem happened. Here is a strategy that people sometimes use to deal with difficulties like this. Please indicate how much you relied on this strategy in the process of grappling with your most recent serious problem.- I wondered whether God had abandoned me. (REABANDN)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all73385.5
2) Somewhat9411.0
3) Quite a bit202.3
4) A great deal101.2
Missing43 
TOTAL857100.0
76) QUESTION IS IN REFERENCE TO THE MOST RECENT PROBLEM OR CHALLENGE THE RESPONDENT SPECIFIED HE OR SHE HAD FACED: We are interested in learning more about how you responded or reacted when this most recent problem happened. Here is a strategy that people sometimes use to deal with difficulties like this. Please indicate how much you relied on this strategy in the process of grappling with your most recent serious problem.- I tried to make sense of the situation and to decide what to do without relying on God. (REWOGOD)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all52962.0
2) Somewhat22726.6
3) Quite a bit758.8
4) A great deal222.6
Missing47 
TOTAL853100.0
77) QUESTION IS IN REFERENCE TO THE MOST RECENT PROBLEM OR CHALLENGE THE RESPONDENT SPECIFIED HE OR SHE HAD FACED: We are interested in learning more about how you responded or reacted when this most recent problem happened. Here is a strategy that people sometimes use to deal with difficulties like this. Please indicate how much you relied on this strategy in the process of grappling with your most recent serious problem.- I questioned whether God really exists. (REEXISTS)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all79091.6
2) Somewhat576.6
3) Quite a bit80.9
4) A great deal70.8
Missing38 
TOTAL862100.0
78) QUESTION IS IN REFERENCE TO THE MOST RECENT PROBLEM OR CHALLENGE THE RESPONDENT SPECIFIED HE OR SHE HAD FACED: We are interested in learning more about how you responded or reacted when this most recent problem happened. Here is a strategy that people sometimes use to deal with difficulties like this. Please indicate how much you relied on this strategy in the process of grappling with your most recent serious problem.- I expressed anger at God for letting this problem happen. (REANGER)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all73886.0
2) Somewhat10312.0
3) Quite a bit111.3
4) A great deal60.7
Missing42 
TOTAL858100.0
79) The following question deals with relationships you've had with people in your congregation (the congregation you serve or attend). Think about how these relationships have been over the past year. How often have people in your congregation: made you feel loved and cared for? (CONGLOVE)
TOTAL%
1) Very often35240.4
2) Fairly often31035.6
3) Once in a while18621.4
4) Never232.6
Missing29 
TOTAL871100.0
80) The following question deals with relationships you've had with people in your congregation (the congregation you serve or attend). Think about how these relationships have been over the past year. How often have people in your congregation: listened to you talk about your private problems and concerns? (CONGLSTN)
TOTAL%
1) Very often14016.2
2) Fairly often18621.6
3) Once in a while33338.6
4) Never20323.5
Missing38 
TOTAL862100.0
81) This question deals with things you might have done for the people you worship with. Thinking back over the past year, how often have you: made people in your congregation feel loved and cared for? (PPLLOVED)
TOTAL%
1) Very often15517.8
2) Fairly often37943.5
3) Once in a while28632.8
4) Never515.9
Missing29 
TOTAL871100.0
82) This question deals with things you might have done for the people you worship with. Thinking back over the past year, how often have you: listened to people in your congregation talk about their private feelings or concerns? (PPLLSTND)
TOTAL%
1) Very often14116.2
2) Fairly often30935.6
3) Once in a while31836.6
4) Never10111.6
Missing31 
TOTAL869100.0
83) The contact we have with others is not always pleasant. Thinking back over the past year, how often have the people in your congregation: made too many demands on you? (UNDEMNDS)
TOTAL%
1) Very often101.1
2) Fairly often505.7
3) Once in a while27431.5
4) Never53761.7
Missing29 
TOTAL871100.0
84) The contact we have with others is not always pleasant. Thinking back over the past year, how often have the people in your congregation: been critical of you and the things you have done? (UNCRITCL)
TOTAL%
1) Very often111.3
2) Fairly often192.2
3) Once in a while17720.4
4) Never65976.1
Missing34 
TOTAL866100.0
85) This question is designed to find out how much help the people in your congregation would be willing to provide if you needed it. If you were ill, how much would the people in your congregation be willing to help out? (HELPILL)
TOTAL%
1) A great deal50858.6
2) Some27431.6
3) A little708.1
4) Not at all151.7
Missing33 
TOTAL867100.0
86) This question is designed to find out how much help the people in your congregation would be willing to provide if you needed it. If you had a problem or were faced with a difficult situation, how much comfort would the people in your congregation be willing to give you? (HELPCMFT)
TOTAL%
1) A great deal51959.9
2) Some26330.3
3) A little738.4
4) Not at all121.4
Missing33 
TOTAL867100.0
87) What is your gender(sex)? (GENDER1)
TOTAL%
1) Female55963.3
2) Male32436.7
Missing17 
TOTAL883100.0
88) What is your present age? (AGE1)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL88255.83118
89) Sample (SAMPLE)
TOTAL%
1) Member900100.0
TOTAL900100.0
90) Oldcode (OLDCODE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL9001091.244621
91) How many years have you been a member of your current congregation? (YEARSMEM)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL88419.85917
92) How far do you live from your congregation? (FARLIVE)
TOTAL%
0) Less than one mile40.5
1) 21725.1
2) 16118.6
3) 11112.8
4) 647.4
5) 9210.6
6) 263.0
7) 283.2
8) 242.8
9) 80.9
10) 485.5
11) 40.5
12) 161.8
13) 80.9
14) 30.3
15) 172.0
16) 20.2
17) 40.5
18) 20.2
20) 60.7
22) 10.1
25) 60.7
26) 10.1
27) 10.1
30) 20.2
35) 20.2
50) 10.1
70) 10.1
90) 10.1
99) Ninety-nine miles or more40.5
Missing35 
TOTAL865100.0
93) How often do you attend your congregation's Sunday worship services? (ATTNDSUN)
TOTAL%
1) Never91.0
2) Less than once a year131.5
3) Once or twice a year171.9
4) Several times a year606.7
5) Once a month515.7
6) Two to three times a month12914.4
7) Nearly every week42046.9
8) Every week19621.9
Missing5 
TOTAL895100.0
94) What is the approximate membership of the congregation(s) you attend? (MEMMEM)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL7832545.43777
95) Have you ever been ordained an elder in the Presbyterian Church? (ORDELDER)
TOTAL%
1) No59367.4
2) Yes28732.6
Missing20 
TOTAL880100.0
96) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ANSWERED THEY HAVE EVER BEEN AN ORDAINED ELDER: Are you now serving on session? (SRVELDER)
TOTAL%
1) No32293.1
2) Yes246.9
Missing554 
TOTAL346100.0
97) Have you ever been ordained a deacon in the Presbyterian Church? (ORDDECON)
TOTAL%
1) No58866.7
2) Yes29433.3
Missing18 
TOTAL882100.0
98) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ANSWERED THEY HAVE EVER BEEN AN ORDAINED DEACON: Are you currently serving on the board of deacons? (SRVDECON)
TOTAL%
1) No28580.5
2) Yes6919.5
Missing546 
TOTAL354100.0
99) Do you hold the following position in church? - Chair of congregational committee or task force (POSCHAIR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked81690.7
1) Checked849.3
TOTAL900100.0
100) Do you hold the following position in church? - Member of congregational committee or task force (POSFORCE)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked62869.8
1) Checked27230.2
TOTAL900100.0
101) Do you hold the following position in church? - Member of presbytery, synod, or General Assembly committee or task force (POSPRSBY)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked86796.3
1) Checked333.7
TOTAL900100.0
102) Do you hold the following position in church? - Officer of men's, women's, or youth group (POSOFFCR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked74783.0
1) Checked15317.0
TOTAL900100.0
103) Do you hold the following position in church? - Organist or choir director (POSORGST)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked88498.2
1) Checked161.8
TOTAL900100.0
104) Do you hold the following position in church? - Member of choir (POSCHOIR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked75283.6
1) Checked14816.4
TOTAL900100.0
105) Do you hold the following position in church? - Other (POSOTHER)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked78687.3
1) Checked11412.7
TOTAL900100.0
106) Do you hold the following position in church? - Sunday school teacher (POSTCHR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked82892.0
1) Checked728.0
TOTAL900100.0
107) 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 checked72680.7
1) Checked17419.3
TOTAL900100.0
108) 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 checked75183.5
1) Checked14816.5
Missing1 
TOTAL899100.0
109) 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 checked46952.2
1) Checked43047.8
Missing1 
TOTAL899100.0
110) 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 checked65773.0
1) Checked24327.0
TOTAL900100.0
111) 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 checked22324.8
1) Checked67775.2
TOTAL900100.0
112) 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 checked70578.3
1) Checked19521.7
TOTAL900100.0
113) 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 checked69276.9
1) Checked20823.1
TOTAL900100.0
114) 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 checked74783.1
1) Checked15216.9
Missing1 
TOTAL899100.0
115) 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 checked84493.8
1) Checked566.2
TOTAL900100.0
116) 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 checked66674.0
1) Checked23426.0
TOTAL900100.0
117) 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 checked70077.8
1) Checked20022.2
TOTAL900100.0
118) 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 checked86496.0
1) Checked364.0
TOTAL900100.0
119) 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 checked88398.1
1) Checked171.9
TOTAL900100.0
120) Please take a few moments to think back over the last year. Have there been any Sundays, any at all, when you were unable to attend or happened not to attend worship at your congregation? Was the following factor a reason you missed one or more Sundays during the last year? - Ministerial change (NOTMNSTR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked89999.9
1) Checked10.1
TOTAL900100.0
121) Please take a few moments to think back over the last year. Have there been any Sundays, any at all, when you were unable to attend or happened not to attend worship at your congregation? Was the following factor a reason you missed one or more Sundays during the last year? - Family marital change (NOTMRTCH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked89699.6
1) Checked40.4
TOTAL900100.0
122) Please take a few moments to think back over the last year. Have there been any Sundays, any at all, when you were unable to attend or happened not to attend worship at your congregation? Was the following factor a reason you missed one or more Sundays during the last year? - Went to another church (NOTNEWCH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked88398.1
1) Checked171.9
TOTAL900100.0
123) Please take a few moments to think back over the last year. Have there been any Sundays, any at all, when you were unable to attend or happened not to attend worship at your congregation? Was the following factor a reason you missed one or more Sundays during the last year? - Lack of transportation (NOTTRNS)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked89799.7
1) Checked30.3
TOTAL900100.0
124) 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 hours20823.7
2) One to two hours17620.1
3) Three to five hours22525.7
4) Six to ten hours15117.2
5) Eleven to twenty hours879.9
6) More than twenty hours293.3
Missing24 
TOTAL876100.0
125) 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 hours30034.8
2) One to two hours20023.2
3) Three to five hours19923.1
4) Six to ten hours10512.2
5) Eleven to twenty hours354.1
6) More than twenty hours222.6
Missing39 
TOTAL861100.0
126) 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 hours46254.3
2) One to two hours19723.1
3) Three to five hours11713.7
4) Six to ten hours475.5
5) Eleven to twenty hours101.2
6) More than twenty hours182.1
Missing49 
TOTAL851100.0
127) 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 hours35942.3
2) One to two hours18822.2
3) Three to five hours13916.4
4) Six to ten hours799.3
5) Eleven to twenty hours384.5
6) More than twenty hours455.3
Missing52 
TOTAL848100.0
128) Compared to two years ago, do you think you participate in church activities more, less, or about the same amount as you did then? (YRS2ACT)
TOTAL%
1) Participate more19922.3
2) About the same participation41846.9
3) Participate less26129.3
4) Not applicable (been a member less than two years)141.6
Missing8 
TOTAL892100.0
129) How likely is it that you will be a part of your current congregation five years from now? (YRS5ACT)
TOTAL%
1) Very likely54861.4
2) Likely15717.6
3) Not sure10311.5
4) Not at all likely353.9
5) Not very likely505.6
Missing7 
TOTAL893100.0
130) 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 important4047.6
2) Important1416.7
3) Not very important89.5
4) Not at all important2226.2
Missing816 
TOTAL84100.0
131) 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 important914.1
2) Important1117.2
3) Not very important1625.0
4) Not at all important2843.8
Missing836 
TOTAL64100.0
132) 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 important1217.9
2) Important1217.9
3) Not very important1116.4
4) Not at all important3247.8
Missing833 
TOTAL67100.0
133) 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 important23.4
2) Important46.8
3) Not very important58.5
4) Not at all important4881.4
Missing841 
TOTAL59100.0
134) 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 important58.2
2) Important1219.7
3) Not very important914.8
4) Not at all important3557.4
Missing839 
TOTAL61100.0
135) 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 important1826.5
2) Important1319.1
3) Not very important68.8
4) Not at all important3145.6
Missing832 
TOTAL68100.0
136) 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 important914.5
2) Important1321.0
3) Not very important1016.1
4) Not at all important3048.4
Missing838 
TOTAL62100.0
137) 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 important1117.5
2) Important1015.9
3) Not very important69.5
4) Not at all important3657.1
Missing837 
TOTAL63100.0
138) 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 concerns1848.6
2) Denomination1335.1
3) All else616.2
Missing863 
TOTAL37100.0
139) During your life, have you ever been a member of a congregation affiliated with a denomination other than Presbyterian? (DENOMOTH)
TOTAL%
1) No35940.2
2) Yes53359.8
Missing8 
TOTAL892100.0
140) 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
TOTAL59929.39121
141) 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 checked75785.0
1) Checked13415.0
Missing9 
TOTAL891100.0
142) 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 checked86596.2
1) Checked343.8
Missing1 
TOTAL899100.0
143) 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 checked86996.7
1) Checked303.3
Missing1 
TOTAL899100.0
144) 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 checked89599.4
1) Checked50.6
TOTAL900100.0
145) 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 checked83492.8
1) Checked657.2
Missing1 
TOTAL899100.0
146) 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 checked70678.4
1) Checked19421.6
TOTAL900100.0
147) 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 checked87797.4
1) Checked232.6
TOTAL900100.0
148) 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 checked85695.1
1) Checked444.9
TOTAL900100.0
149) 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 checked85494.9
1) Checked465.1
TOTAL900100.0
150) 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 checked81490.4
1) Checked869.6
TOTAL900100.0
151) When you were a teenager, how often did your father attend religious services? (DADREL)
TOTAL%
1) Never14316.4
2) Less than once a year374.3
3) Once or twice a year9911.4
4) Several times a year637.2
5) About once a month495.6
6) Two to three times a month556.3
7) Nearly every week19122.0
8) Every week20223.2
9) Don't know/not applicable313.6
Missing30 
TOTAL870100.0
152) When you were a teenager, how often did your mother attend religious services? (MOMREL)
TOTAL%
1) Never576.6
2) Less than once a year222.5
3) Once or twice a year505.8
4) Several times a year677.7
5) About once a month495.6
6) Two to three times a month799.1
7) Nearly every week28032.2
8) Every week25229.0
9) Don't know/not applicable131.5
Missing31 
TOTAL869100.0
153) 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) Baptist9911.3
2) Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)273.1
3) Episcopalian182.0
4) Friends (Quaker)40.5
5) Lutheran445.0
6) Methodist14015.9
7) Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), PCUS, UPCUSA, or UPCNA38543.8
8) Reformed101.1
9) Roman Catholic434.9
10) UCC (United Church of Christ/Congregational)202.3
11) None161.8
12) Other708.0
99) More than one selected40.5
Missing20 
TOTAL880100.0
154) Were you raised in the congregation you currently belong to? (CONGRAIS)
TOTAL%
1) No74783.3
2) Yes15016.7
Missing3 
TOTAL897100.0
155) Which of the following terms best describes your current stand on theological issues? (THELVIEW)
TOTAL%
1) Very conservative677.6
2) Conservative28132.0
3) Moderate42648.5
4) Liberal8810.0
5) Very liberal171.9
Missing21 
TOTAL879100.0
156) Have you ever tried to encourage someone to believe in Jesus Christ or to accept Him as a personal savior? (SAVIOR)
TOTAL%
1) No33337.5
2) Yes55662.5
Missing11 
TOTAL889100.0
157) 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) No45452.0
2) Yes41948.0
Missing27 
TOTAL873100.0
158) 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.20.2
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.23226.2
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.38643.6
4) It is the inspired, authoritative Word of God that is without error in all that it says about faith and morals.16218.3
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.9210.4
9) More than one selected121.4
Missing14 
TOTAL886100.0
159) Do you think there is a heaven, where people who have led good lives are eternally rewarded? (HEAVEN)
TOTAL%
1) No566.3
2) Yes68577.6
3) Not sure13715.5
4) More than one50.6
Missing17 
TOTAL883100.0
160) 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) No14616.4
2) Yes46552.4
3) Not sure27631.1
4) More than one10.1
Missing12 
TOTAL888100.0
161) 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) Essential24027.1
2) Very important31835.9
3) Somewhat important29032.8
4) Not at all important374.2
Missing15 
TOTAL885100.0
162) 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) Essential39844.9
2) Very important32536.6
3) Somewhat important15617.6
4) Not at all important80.9
Missing13 
TOTAL887100.0
163) 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) Essential12013.9
2) Very important34439.8
3) Somewhat important34039.3
4) Not at all important617.1
Missing35 
TOTAL865100.0
164) 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) Essential24728.1
2) Very important52159.3
3) Somewhat important10912.4
4) Not at all important10.1
Missing22 
TOTAL878100.0
165) When you think about the qualities of a good Christian life, how important is the following to you? - Attending church regularly (LIFECHRC)
TOTAL%
1) Essential26029.6
2) Very important41146.9
3) Somewhat important19121.8
4) Not at all important151.7
Missing23 
TOTAL877100.0
166) 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) Essential15918.4
2) Very important36942.6
3) Somewhat important28833.3
4) Not at all important505.8
Missing34 
TOTAL866100.0
167) 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) Essential61268.5
2) Very important24827.7
3) Somewhat important303.4
4) Not at all important40.4
Missing6 
TOTAL894100.0
168) 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) Essential13916.0
2) Very important38444.1
3) Somewhat important30535.0
4) Not at all important434.9
Missing29 
TOTAL871100.0
169) 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) Essential17620.0
2) Very important42448.2
3) Somewhat important24928.3
4) Not at all important303.4
Missing21 
TOTAL879100.0
170) 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) Essential34739.3
2) Very important46953.1
3) Somewhat important677.6
4) Not at all important10.1
Missing16 
TOTAL884100.0
171) 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) Essential16719.3
2) Very important40046.1
3) Somewhat important27331.5
4) Not at all important273.1
Missing33 
TOTAL867100.0
172) 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) Essential19422.3
2) Very important36542.0
3) Somewhat important26630.6
4) Not at all important445.1
Missing31 
TOTAL869100.0
173) 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) Essential15517.9
2) Very important31336.2
3) Somewhat important26730.9
4) Not at all important13015.0
Missing35 
TOTAL865100.0
174) 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 agree829.4
2) Agree22926.4
3) Not sure13415.4
4) Disagree33238.2
5) Strongly disagree9210.6
Missing31 
TOTAL869100.0
175) 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 agree758.6
2) Agree25328.8
3) Not sure15918.1
4) Disagree22725.9
5) Strongly disagree16318.6
Missing23 
TOTAL877100.0
176) Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with the following statement: There is a life beyond death. (AGDEATH)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree51758.4
2) Agree23826.9
3) Not sure11613.1
4) Disagree121.4
5) Strongly disagree20.2
Missing15 
TOTAL885100.0
177) 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 agree39645.1
2) Agree23927.2
3) Not sure14216.2
4) Disagree829.3
5) Strongly disagree192.2
Missing22 
TOTAL878100.0
178) 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 agree25328.7
2) Agree17019.3
3) Not sure21724.6
4) Disagree18120.5
5) Strongly disagree616.9
Missing18 
TOTAL882100.0
179) 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 agree465.3
2) Agree14316.6
3) Not sure12114.0
4) Disagree28132.6
5) Strongly disagree27231.5
Missing37 
TOTAL863100.0
180) 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 agree303.4
2) Agree15117.2
3) Not sure16018.2
4) Disagree41547.3
5) Strongly disagree12213.9
Missing22 
TOTAL878100.0
181) 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 agree22825.8
2) Agree50056.6
3) Not sure798.9
4) Disagree707.9
5) Strongly disagree60.7
Missing17 
TOTAL883100.0
182) 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 agree313.5
2) Agree16018.3
3) Not sure23727.1
4) Disagree26230.0
5) Strongly disagree18421.1
Missing26 
TOTAL874100.0
183) 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 agree9110.4
2) Agree22025.2
3) Not sure13415.4
4) Disagree21825.0
5) Strongly disagree20924.0
Missing28 
TOTAL872100.0
184) Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with the following statement: The Devil (Satan) really exists. (AGDEVIL)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree27331.0
2) Agree27831.6
3) Not sure20423.2
4) Disagree778.7
5) Strongly disagree495.6
Missing19 
TOTAL881100.0
185) Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with the following statement: Jesus was born of a virgin. (AGBORN)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree42047.6
2) Agree30034.0
3) Not sure12914.6
4) Disagree212.4
5) Strongly disagree131.5
Missing17 
TOTAL883100.0
186) 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 agree41847.2
2) Agree26129.5
3) Not sure17920.2
4) Disagree182.0
5) Strongly disagree101.1
Missing14 
TOTAL886100.0
187) Do you consider yourself a "born-again" Christian? (BORNAGN)
TOTAL%
1) No47553.4
2) Yes29633.3
3) Not sure11913.4
Missing10 
TOTAL890100.0
188) 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) Admire151.7
2) Think is all right63571.3
3) Mildly disapprove16919.0
4) Highly disapprove718.0
Missing10 
TOTAL890100.0
189) 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) Admire24227.8
2) Think is all right54762.9
3) Mildly disapprove789.0
4) Highly disapprove30.3
Missing30 
TOTAL870100.0
190) 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) Admire27531.5
2) Think is all right50557.8
3) Mildly disapprove839.5
4) Highly disapprove111.3
Missing26 
TOTAL874100.0
191) 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) Admire80.9
2) Think is all right14616.3
3) Mildly disapprove33837.8
4) Highly disapprove40144.9
Missing7 
TOTAL893100.0
192) 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 right101.1
3) Mildly disapprove23226.3
4) Highly disapprove63972.4
Missing18 
TOTAL882100.0
193) 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) Admire50.6
2) Think is all right13915.7
3) Mildly disapprove24127.2
4) Highly disapprove50256.6
Missing13 
TOTAL887100.0
194) 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) Admire151.7
2) Think is all right15818.0
3) Mildly disapprove21925.0
4) Highly disapprove48455.3
Missing24 
TOTAL876100.0
195) 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) Admire30134.0
2) Think is all right51858.5
3) Mildly disapprove546.1
4) Highly disapprove121.4
Missing15 
TOTAL885100.0
196) 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 right80.9
3) Mildly disapprove19121.4
4) Highly disapprove69177.6
Missing9 
TOTAL891100.0
197) 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 approval40345.5
2) Probably favor approval18220.5
3) Not sure9811.1
4) Probably do not favor approval11513.0
5) Definitely do not favor approval889.9
Missing14 
TOTAL886100.0
198) What is your sex? (GENDER)
TOTAL%
1) Female56362.8
2) Male33437.2
Missing3 
TOTAL897100.0
199) What is your present age? (AGE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL88755.53118
200) 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 farm8910.1
2) On a farm424.8
3) In a small city or town (under 50,000)28732.5
4) In a medium-size city (50,000-250,000)13615.4
5) In a suburb near a medium-size city768.6
6) In a large city (over 250,000)859.6
7) In a suburb near a large city16718.9
Missing18 
TOTAL882100.0
201) What is your employment status? (YOUREMP1)
TOTAL%
1) Employed full-time30235.8
2) Employed part-time9611.4
3) Self-employed586.9
4) Unemployed111.3
5) Retired27732.8
6) Full-time homemaker698.2
7) Student263.1
8) Other50.6
Missing56 
TOTAL844100.0
202) What is your employment status? (YOUREMP2)
TOTAL%
1) Employed full-time179.3
2) Employed part-time137.1
3) Self-employed2212.0
4) Unemployed10.5
5) Retired4725.7
6) Full-time homemaker4725.7
7) Student2413.1
8) Other126.6
Missing717 
TOTAL183100.0
203) 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
TOTAL50437.85717
204) What is your present marital status? (MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Married66977.3
2) Not married19622.7
Missing35 
TOTAL865100.0
205) 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 married7835.5
2) Yes, am now widowed10648.2
3) Yes, am now divorced3214.5
4) Yes, am both widowed and divorced41.8
Missing680 
TOTAL220100.0
206) 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) 30.4
17) 151.9
18) 313.9
19) 708.9
20) 729.1
21) 11414.5
22) 8911.3
23) 8310.5
24) 739.3
25) 668.4
26) 384.8
27) 395.0
28) 212.7
29) 232.9
30) 101.3
31) 101.3
32) 70.9
33) 20.3
34) 10.1
35) 50.6
36) 30.4
37) 10.1
38) 20.3
39) 10.1
40) 10.1
42) 30.4
48) 10.1
49) 10.1
Missing113 
TOTAL787100.0
207) 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) No52880.9
2) Yes, was widowed213.2
3) Yes, was divorced10215.6
4) Yes, was both widowed and divorced20.3
Missing247 
TOTAL653100.0
208) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS THAT ARE MARRIED: Overall, how often does your husband or wife attend Sunday worship services? (SPSSUN)
TOTAL%
1) Never223.3
2) Less than once a year111.6
3) Once or twice a year456.7
4) Several times a year517.6
5) Once a month406.0
6) Two to three times a month10215.3
7) Nearly every week26539.7
8) Every week13219.8
Missing232 
TOTAL668100.0
209) 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) No8212.3
2) Yes58787.7
Missing231 
TOTAL669100.0
210) 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 do4647.4
2) Generally attends another congregation1010.3
3) Sometimes attends my congregation, sometimes another44.1
4) Usually does not attend3738.1
Missing803 
TOTAL97100.0
211) 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) Baptist7411.1
2) Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)274.1
3) Episcopalian172.6
4) Friends (Quakers)20.3
5) Lutheran538.0
6) Methodist10916.4
7) Presbyterian22634.0
8) Reformed50.8
9) Roman Catholic7210.8
10) United Church of Christ213.2
11) None192.9
12) Other395.9
Missing236 
TOTAL664100.0
212) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS THAT ARE MARRIED: Please indicate your husband or wife's current religious affiliation. (SPSCURNT)
TOTAL%
1) Baptist50.9
2) Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)20.4
5) Lutheran20.4
6) Methodist101.8
7) Presbyterian50490.5
9) Roman Catholic91.6
10) United Church of Christ10.2
11) None213.8
12) Other30.5
Missing343 
TOTAL557100.0
213) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS THAT ARE MARRIED: Please indicate your spouse's employment status. (SPSEMP1)
TOTAL%
1) Employed full-time25439.6
2) Employed part-time487.5
3) Self-employed6910.8
4) Unemployed30.5
5) Retired18328.5
6) Full-time homemaker7912.3
7) Student20.3
8) Other30.5
Missing259 
TOTAL641100.0
214) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS THAT ARE MARRIED: Please indicate your spouse's employment status. (SPSEMP2)
TOTAL%
1) Employed full-time1414.9
2) Employed part-time33.2
3) Self-employed1718.1
5) Retired2728.7
6) Full-time homemaker2223.4
7) Student44.3
8) Other77.4
Missing806 
TOTAL94100.0
215) 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) None143.5
1) 10.3
3) 10.3
5) 20.5
7) 10.3
8) 30.8
9) 10.3
10) 71.8
11) 10.3
12) 20.5
13) 10.3
14) 10.3
15) 92.3
16) 30.8
18) 10.3
20) 215.3
21) 10.3
24) 61.5
25) 61.5
30) 82.0
32) 20.5
35) 102.5
36) 41.0
37) 20.5
38) 10.3
40) 10727.0
42) 82.0
44) 30.8
45) 348.6
47) 20.5
48) 92.3
50) 5814.6
53) 20.5
55) 153.8
56) 10.3
60) 287.1
65) 51.3
67) 10.3
68) 20.5
70) 41.0
72) 10.3
75) 10.3
80) 30.8
84) 10.3
85) 10.3
95) 10.3
Missing504 
TOTAL396100.0
216) How many children have you had? (KIDS)
TOTAL%
0) None15717.7
1) One10712.1
2) Two29633.4
3) Three20623.3
4) Four798.9
5) Five242.7
6) Six101.1
7) Seven40.5
8) Eight20.2
9) Nine or more10.1
Missing14 
TOTAL886100.0
217) What age were you, approximately, when your first child was born? (AGEKID)
TOTAL%
17) 40.5
18) 121.6
19) 172.3
20) 344.7
21) 354.8
22) 435.9
23) 557.5
24) 628.5
25) 8711.9
26) 669.1
27) 618.4
28) 486.6
29) 435.9
30) 517.0
31) 263.6
32) 233.2
33) 131.8
34) 162.2
35) 91.2
36) 60.8
37) 50.7
38) 30.4
39) 50.7
40) 30.4
42) 10.1
46) 10.1
Missing171 
TOTAL729100.0
218) Do you have any legally adopted children? (ADPTKIDS)
TOTAL%
1) No84094.4
2) Yes505.6
Missing10 
TOTAL890100.0
219) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS THAT HAVE LEGALLY ADOPTED CHILDREN: How many legally adopted children do you have? (ADPTMANY)
TOTAL%
0) None12.1
1) One2553.2
2) Two1838.3
3) Three36.4
Missing853 
TOTAL47100.0
220) Do you have any stepchildren (that is, did your spouse already have children at the time of your marriage)? (STEPKIDS)
TOTAL%
1) No73887.6
2) Yes10412.4
Missing58 
TOTAL842100.0
221) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS THAT HAVE STEPCHILDREN: How many stepchildren do you have? (STEPMANY)
TOTAL%
0) None11.0
1) One3837.6
2) Two3029.7
3) Three1716.8
4) Four87.9
5) Five55.0
6) Six11.0
7) Seven11.0
Missing799 
TOTAL101100.0
222) 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 alone14516.1
2) Two of us41746.4
3) Three of us14215.8
4) Four of us13014.5
5) Five of us485.3
6) Six of us60.7
7) Seven or more of us50.6
8) Not applicable (I live in a dormitory, nursing home, or other institutional housing)60.7
Missing1 
TOTAL899100.0
223) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are: aged under six years? (HOLD6)
TOTAL%
0) None13359.4
1) One6127.2
2) Two2812.5
3) Three20.9
Missing676 
TOTAL224100.0
224) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are: aged six to twelve years? (HOLD612)
TOTAL%
0) None12144.6
1) One9836.2
2) Two4416.2
3) Three83.0
Missing629 
TOTAL271100.0
225) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are: aged thirteen to seventeen years? (HOLD1317)
TOTAL%
0) None11444.0
1) One10339.8
2) Two3915.1
3) Three31.2
Missing641 
TOTAL259100.0
226) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are: aged eighteen to twenty-four years? (HOLD1824)
TOTAL%
0) None12469.3
1) One4122.9
2) Two126.7
3) Three21.1
Missing721 
TOTAL179100.0
227) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are: aged twenty-five and over? (HOLD25PL)
TOTAL%
0) None111.3
1) One13816.8
2) Two64178.0
3) Three273.3
4) Four50.6
Missing78 
TOTAL822100.0
228) 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 alone12214.1
2) A single parent, living with one or more children293.4
3) A married couple, no children in household37243.1
4) A married couple, living with one or more children30134.9
5) An unmarried couple, no children in household20.2
6) An unmarried couple, living with one or more children30.3
7) Another family arrangement (2 or more related adults), living with no children151.7
8) Another family arrangement (2 or more related adults), living with one or more children80.9
9) Roommates (2 or more unrelated adults), no children in household80.9
11) Some other arrangement30.3
Missing37 
TOTAL863100.0
229) Is the home in which you currently live: (OWNHOME)
TOTAL%
1) Rented by you566.4
2) Owned by you free and clear of mortgage38043.2
3) Owned by you with a mortgage40245.7
4) Owned by your congregation (i.e., a manse)404.6
5) Other10.1
Missing21 
TOTAL879100.0
230) In what state were you born? If you were not born in the United States, in what country were you born? (BRNSTATE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL89231.62415
231) In how many countries besides the United States have you lived? (CNTRYLIV)
TOTAL%
0) None77987.9
1) One768.6
2) Two161.8
3) Three101.1
4) Four20.2
5) Five10.1
7) Seven10.1
8) Eight10.1
Missing14 
TOTAL886100.0
232) In how many states within the United States have you lived? (STATELIV)
TOTAL%
0) None718.0
1) One24127.0
2) Two21223.8
3) Three15517.4
4) Four869.7
5) Five515.7
6) Six424.7
7) Seven171.9
8) Eight80.9
9) Nine20.2
10) Ten30.3
11) Eleven10.1
17) Seventeen10.1
25) Twenty five10.1
Missing9 
TOTAL891100.0
233) Generally speaking, do you think of yourself as a Democrat, Independent, Republican, or other? (POLITAFF)
TOTAL%
1) Democrat20623.3
2) Independent14015.8
3) Republican51157.7
4) Other293.3
Missing14 
TOTAL886100.0
234) What is your race or origin? (RACE1)
TOTAL%
1) White or Caucasian82098.2
2) Black or African-American40.5
4) Asian or Pacific Islander60.7
5) Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish origin30.4
6) Multiracial10.1
7) Some other10.1
Missing65 
TOTAL835100.0
235) What is your race or origin? (RACE2)
TOTAL%
1) White or Caucasian6191.0
2) Black or African-American46.0
3) Indian (American) or Alaska Native11.5
6) Multiracial11.5
Missing833 
TOTAL67100.0
236) 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) None21525.3
1) One19923.4
2) Two33139.0
3) Three586.8
4) Four354.1
5) Five60.7
6) Six40.5
7) Seven10.1
Missing51 
TOTAL849100.0
237) 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 $10,000232.8
2) $10,000- $14,999394.7
3) $15,000- $19,999414.9
4) $20,000- $29,9998610.3
5) $30,000- $39,99910712.8
6) $40,000- $49,999809.6
7) $50,000- $59,9998510.2
8) $60,000- $69,9998710.4
9) $70,000- $79,999546.5
10) $80,000- $89,999465.5
11) $90,000- $99,999344.1
12) $100,000- $124,999607.2
13) $125,000- $149,999323.8
14) $150,000 or more607.2
Missing66 
TOTAL834100.0
238) 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 earnings24929.4
2) 90-99% from earnings16619.6
3) 75-89% from earnings677.9
4) 50-74% from earnings445.2
5) 25-49% from earnings283.3
6) 1-24% from earnings738.6
7) None from earnings22126.1
Missing52 
TOTAL848100.0
239) 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
TOTAL8231851.8922282
240) 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
TOTAL577549.8272018
241) 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
TOTAL692331.6753884
242) 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) $028834.1
2) $1-$5019222.7
3) $51-$1008810.4
4) $101-$50013616.1
5) $501-$1,000526.2
6) $1,001-$2,000455.3
7) $2,001 or more435.1
Missing56 
TOTAL844100.0
243) 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) $0354.1
2) $1-$5017320.2
3) $51-$10015618.2
4) $101-$50027131.7
5) $501-$1,0009911.6
6) $1,001-$2,000526.1
7) $2,001 or more698.1
Missing45 
TOTAL855100.0
244) Region (REGION)
TOTAL%
1) Northeast11813.1
2) Midwest32436.0
3) South31635.1
4) West14215.8
TOTAL900100.0
245) Totmem96 (TOTMEM96)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL897689.244692
246) Age group (AGEGRP)
TOTAL%
1) Under 40 year old18320.6
2) 40-5422625.5
3) 55-6925428.6
4) 70 and older22425.3
Missing13 
TOTAL887100.0
247) I-GENDER: What is your sex? (for use with online analysis) (I-GENDER)
TOTAL%
1) Female56362.8
2) Male33437.2
Missing3 
TOTAL897100.0
248) I-MARITAL: What is your present marital status? (for use with online analysis) (I-MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Married66977.3
2) Not married19622.7
Missing35 
TOTAL865100.0
249) I-REGION: Region (for use with online analysis) (I-REGION)
TOTAL%
1) Northeast11813.1
2) Midwest32436.0
3) South31635.1
4) West14215.8
TOTAL900100.0
250) 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) Democrat20623.3
2) Independent14015.8
3) Republican51157.7
4) Other293.3
Missing14 
TOTAL886100.0
251) 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) <20K10312.4
1) 20K-49,99927332.7
2) 50K-99,99930636.7
3) 100K+15218.2
Missing66 
TOTAL834100.0
252) I-AGE: What is your present age? (recoded for use with online analysis) (I-AGE)
TOTAL%
0) <4018320.6
1) 40-4916218.3
2) 50-6421223.9
3) 65+33037.2
Missing13 
TOTAL887100.0
253) I-RACE1: What is your race or origin? (recoded for use with online analysis) (I-RACE1)
TOTAL%
0) White82098.2
1) Black40.5
2) Asian60.7
3) Other50.6
Missing65 
TOTAL835100.0