Presbyterian Panel Survey, November 1998 - Science, Technology, and Faith, Members

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All frequencies are raw numbers (no weights used).
1) Respondent identification number (NEWCODE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL55910568.766358
2) Do you believe that science and technology have changed human life for the better or for the worse? (SCICHNGD)
TOTAL%
1) Better31155.8
2) Worse30.5
3) Some of both24143.3
4) No effect10.2
5) No opinion10.2
Missing2 
TOTAL557100.0
3) Which one of these items best describes your general reaction to science and technology? (GENREACT)
TOTAL%
1) Satisfaction or hope21739.4
2) Excitement or wonder27650.1
3) Confusion or ignorance356.4
4) Fear or alarm152.7
5) Indifference or lack of interest81.5
Missing8 
TOTAL551100.0
4) Overall, would you say that science and technology do more good than harm, more harm than good, or about the same of each? (OVERHARM)
TOTAL%
1) More good41374.4
2) More harm61.1
3) About the same13223.8
4) No opinion40.7
Missing4 
TOTAL555100.0
5) Do you feel that science and technology change things too fast, too slowly, or just about right? (TECHCHNG)
TOTAL%
1) Too fast15427.8
2) Too slowly285.1
3) About right30054.2
4) No opinion7213.0
Missing5 
TOTAL554100.0
6) Do you feel that the degree of control that society has over science and technology should be increased, decreased, or remain as it is now? (CNTRLSCI)
TOTAL%
1) Should be increased15528.1
2) Should be decreased346.2
3) Remain as it is29052.5
4) No opinion7313.2
Missing7 
TOTAL552100.0
7) Do you feel that science and technology will eventually solve most problems such as pollution, disease, drug abuse, and crime, some of these problems, or few if any of these problems? (SCISOLVE)
TOTAL%
1) Most of these problems9316.8
2) Some of these problems31957.5
3) A few of these problems12322.2
4) None of these problems183.2
5) No opinion20.4
Missing4 
TOTAL555100.0
8) Do you agree or disagree?: One of the effects of science is that it breaks down people's ideas of right and wrong. (SCIIDEAS)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree132.3
2) Agree7213.0
3) Agree and disagree15427.7
4) Disagree20837.5
5) Strongly disagree7914.2
6) No opinion295.2
Missing4 
TOTAL555100.0
9) When science and technology cause problems, who is most at fault? (SCIFAULT)
TOTAL%
1) Scientists224.2
2) Technologists and engineers285.4
3) Government decision makers13926.6
4) Business and industry leaders11722.4
5) Some other group6111.7
6) No opinion15529.7
Missing37 
TOTAL522100.0
10) Do you think the things that happen in this world are fully determined by previous causes or do things happen by chance? (DETRMNED)
TOTAL%
1) All things are determined.9016.5
2) Most things are determined.18734.2
3) About half and half19335.3
4) Most things happen by chance.366.6
5) All things happen by chance.81.5
6) No opinion325.9
Missing13 
TOTAL546100.0
11) Do you think the things that happen in this world are mostly controlled by God, or do you think the world runs pretty much by itself? (GODCNTRL)
TOTAL%
1) The world is controlled by God.19836.3
2) Most of the things that happen are controlled by God.10218.7
3) About half and half10819.8
4) The world runs pretty much by itself.8315.2
5) Other (specify:_____)417.5
6) No opinion142.6
Missing13 
TOTAL546100.0
12) The following is a contemporary scientific theory or principle. Please indicate your familiarity with: Theory of evolution (FAMEVOL)
TOTAL%
1) Understand it thoroughly14726.6
2) Understand it generally33160.0
3) Understand it vaguely549.8
4) Don't understand it but have heard of it193.4
5) Have never heard of it10.2
Missing7 
TOTAL552100.0
13) The following is a contemporary scientific theory or principle. Please indicate your familiarity with: The principle of natural selection (FAMNATSL)
TOTAL%
1) Understand it thoroughly9818.1
2) Understand it generally26548.9
3) Understand it vaguely8014.8
4) Don't understand it but have heard of it397.2
5) Have never heard of it6011.1
Missing17 
TOTAL542100.0
14) The following is a contemporary scientific theory or principle. Please indicate your familiarity with: Mendel's theory of heredity (FAMMNDEL)
TOTAL%
1) Understand it thoroughly6011.1
2) Understand it generally17632.6
3) Understand it vaguely10820.0
4) Don't understand it but have heard of it7714.3
5) Have never heard of it11922.0
Missing19 
TOTAL540100.0
15) The following is a contemporary scientific theory or principle. Please indicate your familiarity with: Cloning (FAMCLNNG)
TOTAL%
1) Understand it thoroughly5410.0
2) Understand it generally27751.1
3) Understand it vaguely16831.0
4) Don't understand it but have heard of it437.9
Missing17 
TOTAL542100.0
16) The following is a contemporary scientific theory or principle. Please indicate your familiarity with: Evolutionary psychology (FAMEVPSY)
TOTAL%
1) Understand it thoroughly183.4
2) Understand it generally10820.5
3) Understand it vaguely14026.6
4) Don't understand it but have heard of it9518.0
5) Have never heard of it16631.5
Missing32 
TOTAL527100.0
17) The following is a contemporary scientific theory or principle. Please indicate your familiarity with: Big bang theory (FAMBANG)
TOTAL%
1) Understand it thoroughly7413.5
2) Understand it generally25947.3
3) Understand it vaguely10419.0
4) Don't understand it but have heard of it6311.5
5) Have never heard of it488.8
Missing11 
TOTAL548100.0
18) The following is a contemporary scientific theory or principle. Please indicate your familiarity with: Theory of relativity (FAMRELTV)
TOTAL%
1) Understand it thoroughly458.3
2) Understand it generally18534.1
3) Understand it vaguely18634.3
4) Don't understand it but have heard of it10319.0
5) Have never heard of it234.2
Missing17 
TOTAL542100.0
19) The following is a contemporary scientific theory or principle. Please indicate your familiarity with: Quantum mechanics (FAMQUANT)
TOTAL%
1) Understand it thoroughly112.0
2) Understand it generally488.8
3) Understand it vaguely12122.3
4) Don't understand it but have heard of it24344.8
5) Have never heard of it12022.1
Missing16 
TOTAL543100.0
20) The following is a contemporary scientific theory or principle. Please indicate your familiarity with: Chaos theory (FAMCHAOS)
TOTAL%
1) Understand it thoroughly152.8
2) Understand it generally6311.6
3) Understand it vaguely11220.6
4) Don't understand it but have heard of it16730.8
5) Have never heard of it18634.3
Missing16 
TOTAL543100.0
21) The following is a contemporary scientific theory or principle. Please indicate your familiarity with: The Anthropic Principle (FAMANTHR)
TOTAL%
1) Understand it thoroughly40.7
2) Understand it generally183.3
3) Understand it vaguely356.4
4) Don't understand it but have heard of it11421.0
5) Have never heard of it37268.5
Missing16 
TOTAL543100.0
22) The following is a contemporary scientific theory or principle. Please indicate your familiarity with: Second law of thermodynamics (entropy) (FAM2NDLW)
TOTAL%
1) Understand it thoroughly254.6
2) Understand it generally5810.7
3) Understand it vaguely509.2
4) Don't understand it but have heard of it14326.4
5) Have never heard of it26649.1
Missing17 
TOTAL542100.0
23) Which statement comes closest to your opinions on gene therapy, that is, medical treatment which alters the genetic makeup of a cell? (GNTHERPY)
TOTAL%
1) Gene therapy is appropriate on any cell in the body.12422.8
2) Gene therapy is appropriate only on cells that are not involved with producing the next generation.12723.3
3) Gene therapy is appropriate only on those cells involved in producing the next generation (i.e., sperm and egg cells).173.1
4) Gene therapy is not appropriate on any cells.407.4
5) Not sure23643.4
Missing15 
TOTAL544100.0
24) The following statement is a possible way to describe the relation between theology and science. For this statement, indicate your level of agreement or disagreement. - Theology and science address fundamentally different realms (e.g., supernatural/natural, eternal/temporal, spiritual/physical). (SCREALMS)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree376.9
2) Agree11721.9
3) Tend to agree13625.4
4) Tend to disagree8916.6
5) Disagree7914.8
6) Strongly disagree254.7
7) Not sure529.7
Missing24 
TOTAL535100.0
25) The following statement is a possible way to describe the relation between theology and science. For this statement, indicate your level of agreement or disagreement. - Theology and science address fundamentally different types of knowledge (e.g., values/facts, revelation/empirical observation). (SCKNWLDG)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree275.1
2) Agree15328.7
3) Tend to agree16731.3
4) Tend to disagree6311.8
5) Disagree539.9
6) Strongly disagree132.4
7) Not sure5810.9
Missing25 
TOTAL534100.0
26) The following statement is a possible way to describe the relation between theology and science. For this statement, indicate your level of agreement or disagreement. - Theology and science use fundamentally different methods and languages (e.g., faith/reason, revelation/experiment, why/how). (SCMTHODS)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree407.5
2) Agree18534.5
3) Tend to agree19235.8
4) Tend to disagree468.6
5) Disagree213.9
6) Strongly disagree91.7
7) Not sure438.0
Missing23 
TOTAL536100.0
27) The following statement is a possible way to describe the relation between theology and science. For this statement, indicate your level of agreement or disagreement. - Theology and science have fundamentally different objects of concern (e.g., God/nature, the soul/the body). (SCOBJCTS)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree315.8
2) Agree13525.3
3) Tend to agree14627.4
4) Tend to disagree9618.0
5) Disagree7313.7
6) Strongly disagree193.6
7) Not sure336.2
Missing26 
TOTAL533100.0
28) The following statement is a possible way to describe the relation between theology and science. For this statement, indicate your level of agreement or disagreement. - Theology and science use similar methods but focus on different objects (e.g., both require faith, both require personal commitment, both use reason). (SCSIMMTH)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree427.9
2) Agree16230.6
3) Tend to agree15829.9
4) Tend to disagree7313.8
5) Disagree478.9
6) Strongly disagree101.9
7) Not sure377.0
Missing30 
TOTAL529100.0
29) The following statement is a possible way to describe the relation between theology and science. For this statement, indicate your level of agreement or disagreement. - Theology and science adopt similar approaches to the same aspects of reality (e.g., the Creation). (SCREALTY)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree112.1
2) Agree499.2
3) Tend to agree10119.0
4) Tend to disagree14928.0
5) Disagree11822.2
6) Strongly disagree387.1
7) Not sure6612.4
Missing27 
TOTAL532100.0
30) The following statement is a possible way to describe the relation between theology and science. For this statement, indicate your level of agreement or disagreement. - Theology and science influence one another constructively. (SCINFLNC)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree173.3
2) Agree8516.4
3) Tend to agree21140.7
4) Tend to disagree9818.9
5) Disagree336.4
6) Strongly disagree101.9
7) Not sure6412.4
Missing41 
TOTAL518100.0
31) The following statement is a possible way to describe the relation between theology and science. For this statement, indicate your level of agreement or disagreement. - Science provides support for specific theological doctrines (e.g., the Creation). (SCSCISUP)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree234.3
2) Agree10419.6
3) Tend to agree18134.2
4) Tend to disagree8716.4
5) Disagree5911.1
6) Strongly disagree193.6
7) Not sure5710.8
Missing29 
TOTAL530100.0
32) The following statement is a possible way to describe the relation between theology and science. For this statement, indicate your level of agreement or disagreement. - Theology can be derived from science or can be a science. (SCTHESCI)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree132.5
2) Agree5811.0
3) Tend to agree11621.9
4) Tend to disagree11421.6
5) Disagree9618.1
6) Strongly disagree397.4
7) Not sure9317.6
Missing30 
TOTAL529100.0
33) The following statement is a possible way to describe the relation between theology and science. For this statement, indicate your level of agreement or disagreement. - Theology and science are inevitably in conflict with one another. (SCCNFLCT)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree112.1
2) Agree356.6
3) Tend to agree10620.0
4) Tend to disagree15429.1
5) Disagree12423.4
6) Strongly disagree6512.3
7) Not sure356.6
Missing29 
TOTAL530100.0
34) The following statement is a possible way to describe the relation between theology and science. For this statement, indicate your level of agreement or disagreement. - Theology and science depend upon one another (e.g., without theology, science would be meaningless; without science, theology would be irrelevant). (SCDEPEND)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree234.3
2) Agree6512.1
3) Tend to agree15028.0
4) Tend to disagree10820.1
5) Disagree9317.4
6) Strongly disagree315.8
7) Not sure6612.3
Missing23 
TOTAL536100.0
35) The following statement is a possible way to describe the relation between theology and science. For this statement, indicate your level of agreement or disagreement. - Theology and science can be integrated to form a single unified system of understanding. (SCINTEGR)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree336.2
2) Agree9618.1
3) Tend to agree15429.0
4) Tend to disagree9417.7
5) Disagree499.2
6) Strongly disagree183.4
7) Not sure8716.4
Missing28 
TOTAL531100.0
36) For the following statement, please indicate whether you believe it is true or false. If you don't know, make your best guess. - The center of the Earth is very hot. (TFCTRHOT)
TOTAL%
1) True51995.4
2) False254.6
Missing15 
TOTAL544100.0
37) For the following statement, please indicate whether you believe it is true or false. If you don't know, make your best guess. - All radioactivity is man-made. (TFRADACT)
TOTAL%
1) True366.6
2) False51093.4
Missing13 
TOTAL546100.0
38) For the following statement, please indicate whether you believe it is true or false. If you don't know, make your best guess. - The oxygen we breathe comes from plants. (TFOXYGEN)
TOTAL%
1) True46886.7
2) False7213.3
Missing19 
TOTAL540100.0
39) For the following statement, please indicate whether you believe it is true or false. If you don't know, make your best guess. - It is the father's chromosome which decides whether the baby is a boy or a girl. (TFCHRMSM)
TOTAL%
1) True47888.5
2) False6211.5
Missing19 
TOTAL540100.0
40) For the following statement, please indicate whether you believe it is true or false. If you don't know, make your best guess. - Lasers work by focusing sound waves. (TFLASERS)
TOTAL%
1) True15328.8
2) False37971.2
Missing27 
TOTAL532100.0
41) For the following statement, please indicate whether you believe it is true or false. If you don't know, make your best guess. - Electrons are smaller than atoms. (TFELCTRN)
TOTAL%
1) True39173.5
2) False14126.5
Missing27 
TOTAL532100.0
42) For the following statement, please indicate whether you believe it is true or false. If you don't know, make your best guess. - Antibiotics kill viruses as well as bacteria. (TFVIRUS)
TOTAL%
1) True11821.7
2) False42578.3
Missing16 
TOTAL543100.0
43) For the following statement, please indicate whether you believe it is true or false. If you don't know, make your best guess. - The universe began with a huge explosion. (TFBGBANG)
TOTAL%
1) True22643.3
2) False29656.7
Missing37 
TOTAL522100.0
44) For the following statement, please indicate whether you believe it is true or false. If you don't know, make your best guess. - The continents on which we live have been moving their location for millions of years and will continue to move in the future. (TFCONTNT)
TOTAL%
1) True49290.4
2) False529.6
Missing15 
TOTAL544100.0
45) For the following statement, please indicate whether you believe it is true or false. If you don't know, make your best guess. - Human beings, as we know them today, developed from earlier species of animals. (TFANIMLS)
TOTAL%
1) True25447.6
2) False28052.4
Missing25 
TOTAL534100.0
46) For the following statement, please indicate whether you believe it is true or false. If you don't know, make your best guess. - Cigarette smoking causes lung cancer. (TFCANCER)
TOTAL%
1) True52195.9
2) False224.1
Missing16 
TOTAL543100.0
47) For the following statement, please indicate whether you believe it is true or false. If you don't know, make your best guess. - The earliest humans lived at the same time as dinosaurs. (TFDINOS)
TOTAL%
1) True15228.4
2) False38371.6
Missing24 
TOTAL535100.0
48) Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? - To be a faithful Christian I need to keep up with recent developments in science and technology. (AGRECDEV)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree376.7
2) Agree11520.9
3) Tend to agree13925.3
4) Tend to disagree10218.6
5) Disagree11921.7
6) Strongly disagree224.0
7) Not sure152.7
Missing10 
TOTAL549100.0
49) Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? - To be a faithful Christian I need to actively engage in theological discussion and reflection on developments in science and technology. (AGDISCUS)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree305.5
2) Agree11621.2
3) Tend to agree15027.4
4) Tend to disagree11320.6
5) Disagree10018.2
6) Strongly disagree203.6
7) Not sure193.5
Missing11 
TOTAL548100.0
50) Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? - The Universe was created by God. (AGUNIVRS)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree34061.6
2) Agree15227.5
3) Tend to agree386.9
4) Tend to disagree61.1
5) Disagree10.2
6) Strongly disagree10.2
7) Not sure142.5
Missing7 
TOTAL552100.0
51) Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? - Evolutionary theory is compatible with the idea of God as Creator. (AGEVOLTN)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree9717.7
2) Agree14927.1
3) Tend to agree8816.0
4) Tend to disagree509.1
5) Disagree6311.5
6) Strongly disagree6311.5
7) Not sure397.1
Missing10 
TOTAL549100.0
52) Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? - My personal faith in God has been strengthened by some of the discoveries of science. (AGFAITH)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree9817.9
2) Agree19936.2
3) Tend to agree9517.3
4) Tend to disagree6211.3
5) Disagree458.2
6) Strongly disagree132.4
7) Not sure376.7
Missing10 
TOTAL549100.0
53) Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? - Each human being has an eternal soul created by God. (AGSOUL)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree29854.4
2) Agree18734.1
3) Tend to agree305.5
4) Tend to disagree61.1
5) Disagree20.4
6) Strongly disagree20.4
7) Not sure234.2
Missing11 
TOTAL548100.0
54) Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? - Our minds can be understood entirely through biochemistry and other science, without reference to a soul. (AGBIOCHM)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree50.9
2) Agree193.5
3) Tend to agree274.9
4) Tend to disagree13123.9
5) Disagree18533.8
6) Strongly disagree15628.5
7) Not sure244.4
Missing12 
TOTAL547100.0
55) Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? - Human consciousness will one day be entirely explained by science as the workings of natural processes. (AGNATURL)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree40.7
2) Agree173.1
3) Tend to agree448.1
4) Tend to disagree14827.1
5) Disagree15528.4
6) Strongly disagree11921.8
7) Not sure5910.8
Missing13 
TOTAL546100.0
56) Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? - Life is so complex that it has to be the deliberate outcome of an intelligent design. (AGCMPLEX)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree16530.3
2) Agree16430.1
3) Tend to agree9617.6
4) Tend to disagree356.4
5) Disagree325.9
6) Strongly disagree91.7
7) Not sure437.9
Missing15 
TOTAL544100.0
57) Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? - Humans usurp God's role as Creator when we try to clone a human being. (AGCLONE)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree12823.4
2) Agree11120.3
3) Tend to agree10519.2
4) Tend to disagree7012.8
5) Disagree549.9
6) Strongly disagree234.2
7) Not sure5610.2
Missing12 
TOTAL547100.0
58) Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? - God may suspend the laws of the universe to intervene in human affairs. (AGGODLAW)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree9216.8
2) Agree12021.9
3) Tend to agree10719.5
4) Tend to disagree5710.4
5) Disagree6010.9
6) Strongly disagree244.4
7) Not sure8916.2
Missing10 
TOTAL549100.0
59) Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? - God controls the fate of the universe. (AGGDFATE)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree22640.9
2) Agree16930.6
3) Tend to agree7814.1
4) Tend to disagree285.1
5) Disagree142.5
6) Strongly disagree71.3
7) Not sure305.4
Missing7 
TOTAL552100.0
60) Which travels faster: light or sound? (TRVLFAST)
TOTAL%
1) Light52395.4
2) Sound254.6
Missing11 
TOTAL548100.0
61) What causes the seasons? (SEASONS)
TOTAL%
1) Changes in the distance between the Earth and the Sun10419.4
2) The tilt of the Earth's axis of rotation43380.6
Missing22 
TOTAL537100.0
62) How long does it take for the Earth to revolve around the Sun? (LONGSUN)
TOTAL%
1) One day8616.3
2) One month142.7
3) One year42781.0
Missing32 
TOTAL527100.0
63) How old is the Universe? (OLDUNVRS)
TOTAL%
1) 1 billion51.2
2) 2 billion40.9
3) 3 billion40.9
4) 4 billion122.8
5) 5 billion143.3
6) 6 billion30.7
7) 7 billion40.9
8) 8 billion10.2
9) 9 billion10.2
10) 10 billion81.9
12) 12 billion61.4
13) 13 billion61.4
14) 14 billion40.9
15) 15 billion51.2
18) 18 billion20.5
19) 19 billion10.2
20) 20 billion61.4
21) 21 billion or more214.9
25) Billions6415.0
30) 10,000 years or fewer194.4
31) 10,001-999,999 years51.2
32) 1-999,999,999 millions5613.1
99) No idea - only God knows17641.2
Missing132 
TOTAL427100.0
64) Use the space below to briefly describe, in your own words, what is DNA? (DNA)
TOTAL%
1) Textbook-dictionary definition4510.4
2) Vague but accurate definition22552.0
3) Too vague to be meaningful10524.2
4) Inaccurate-wrong definition5813.4
Missing126 
TOTAL433100.0
65) Please check if you have watched the following TV science program or channel regularly in the last year: Nature. (TVSCINAT)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked34261.2
1) Checked21738.8
TOTAL559100.0
66) Please check if you have watched the following TV science program or channel regularly in the last year: Nova. (TVSCINOV)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked35062.6
1) Checked20937.4
TOTAL559100.0
67) Please check if you have watched the following TV science program or channel regularly in the last year: National Geographic Specials. (TVSCINGS)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked24042.9
1) Checked31957.1
TOTAL559100.0
68) Please check if you have watched the following TV science program or channel regularly in the last year: Bill Nye the Science Guy. (TVSCIBN)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked50289.8
1) Checked5710.2
TOTAL559100.0
69) Please check if you have watched the following TV science program or channel regularly in the last year: Scientific American Frontiers. (TVSCISAF)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked52794.3
1) Checked325.7
TOTAL559100.0
70) Please check if you have watched the following TV science program or channel regularly in the last year: Discovery Channel. (TVSCIDIS)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked24443.7
1) Checked31456.3
Missing1 
TOTAL558100.0
71) Please check if you have watched the following TV science program or channel regularly in the last year: Other (specify). (TVSCIOTH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked52994.6
1) Other checked223.9
8) The Learning Channel81.4
TOTAL559100.0
72) Please check if you subscribe to the following science-related magazine: Natural History. (SCIMAGNH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked54297.0
1) Checked173.0
TOTAL559100.0
73) Please check if you subscribe to the following science-related magazine: Scientific American. (SCIMAGSA)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked54196.8
1) Checked183.2
TOTAL559100.0
74) Please check if you subscribe to the following science-related magazine: Nature. (SCIMAGNA)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked54998.2
1) Checked101.8
TOTAL559100.0
75) Please check if you subscribe to the following science-related magazine: Science Digest. (SCIMAGSD)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked55699.5
1) Checked30.5
TOTAL559100.0
76) Please check if you subscribe to the following science-related magazine: Science News. (SCIMAGSN)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked55398.9
1) Checked61.1
TOTAL559100.0
77) Please check if you subscribe to the following science-related magazine: Smithsonian. (SCIMAGSM)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked46783.5
1) Checked9216.5
TOTAL559100.0
78) Please check if you subscribe to the following science-related magazine: Discover. (SCIMAGDS)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked54096.6
1) Checked193.4
TOTAL559100.0
79) Please check if you subscribe to the following science-related magazine: Psychology Today. (SCIMAGPT)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked55198.6
1) Checked81.4
TOTAL559100.0
80) Please check if you subscribe to the following science-related magazine: Popular Mechanics. (SCIMAGPM)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked52894.5
1) Checked315.5
TOTAL559100.0
81) Please check if you subscribe to the following science-related magazine: Science. (SCIMAGSC)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked55499.1
1) Checked50.9
TOTAL559100.0
82) Please check if you subscribe to the following science-related magazine: Omni. (SCIMAGOM)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked55899.8
1) Checked10.2
TOTAL559100.0
83) Please check if you subscribe to the following science-related magazine: Other (specify). (SCIMAGOR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked50289.8
1) Checked264.7
3) National Geographic244.3
4) Popular Science71.3
TOTAL559100.0
84) Have you yourself read any books on science or scientific topics in the last year? (SCIBOOK)
TOTAL%
1) No43487.5
2) Yes6212.5
Missing63 
TOTAL496100.0
85) Have you yourself read any books on science and religion in the last year? (BKSCIREL)
TOTAL%
1) No45191.7
2) Yes418.3
Missing67 
TOTAL492100.0
86) Do you recall any sermons, studies, discussion groups, or presentations at your church in the last year which discussed: the effect of science on society? (EFCTSOC)
TOTAL%
1) Yes6112.6
2) No42487.4
Missing74 
TOTAL485100.0
87) Do you recall any sermons, studies, discussion groups, or presentations at your church in the last year which discussed: the effect to science on religious belief? (EFCTREL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes9419.2
2) No39580.8
Missing70 
TOTAL489100.0
88) How many college-level science courses have you taken? (COLGSCI)
TOTAL%
0) None10524.2
1) 388.8
2) 6615.2
3) 5612.9
4) 378.5
5) 194.4
6) 225.1
7) 51.2
8) 133.0
9) 30.7
10) 122.8
11) 10.2
12) 71.6
13) 10.2
14) 10.2
15) 61.4
16) 40.9
18) 10.2
20) 122.8
21) 20.5
24) 30.7
25) 30.7
30) 61.4
31) 10.2
36) 10.2
40) 30.7
50) 30.7
72) 10.2
85) 10.2
Missing126 
TOTAL433100.0
89) Do you have a college or graduate degree in science or engineering?: No (SCIDGRNO)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked18232.7
1) Checked - no degree37567.3
Missing2 
TOTAL557100.0
90) Do you have a college or graduate degree in science or engineering?: Yes, a B.S. or other 4-year degree (SCIDGRBS)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked45080.5
1) Checked - Yes, B.S.10919.5
TOTAL559100.0
91) Do you have a college or graduate degree in science or engineering?: Yes, an M.S. or other masters' degree (SCIDGRMS)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked52694.1
1) Checked - Yes, M.S.335.9
TOTAL559100.0
92) Do you have a college or graduate degree in science or engineering?: Yes, a Ph.D. or other doctoral degree (SCIDGPHD)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked54096.6
1) Checked - Yes, Ph.D.193.4
TOTAL559100.0
93) (ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ANSWERED 1= "Yes" TO SCIDGBS, Do you have a college or graduate degree in science or engineering?) Please specify your B.S. major. (SCIDBS)
TOTAL%
1) Agriculture43.8
2) Biology1514.3
3) Chemistry32.9
4) Computer science21.9
5) Engineering2321.9
6) Environmental studies11.0
7) Geology21.9
8) Health education11.0
9) Mathematics54.8
10) Medicine11.0
11) Nursing1110.5
12) Pharmacy32.9
13) Physics-Astronomy11.0
15) Social-behavioral science43.8
30) Non-science field2927.6
Missing454 
TOTAL105100.0
94) (ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ANSWERED 1= "Yes" TO SCIDGMS, Do you have a college or graduate degree in science or engineering?) Please specify your M.S. major. (SCIDMS)
TOTAL%
2) Biology310.7
4) Computer science310.7
5) Engineering310.7
6) Environmental studies13.6
9) Mathematics13.6
10) Medicine310.7
12) Pharmacy27.1
14) Science education13.6
15) Social-behavioral science310.7
30) Non-science field828.6
Missing531 
TOTAL28100.0
95) (ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ANSWERED 1= "Yes" TO SCIDGPHD, Do you have a college or graduate degree in science or engineering?) Please specify your Ph.D. major. (SCIDPHD)
TOTAL%
1) Agriculture321.4
3) Chemistry321.4
4) Computer science214.3
9) Mathematics17.1
10) Medicine535.7
Missing545 
TOTAL14100.0
96) Does any organization, firm, or institution for which you work conduct or sponsor any scientific or technological research? (If retired or not employed, respond in terms of your most recent paid employment.) (WORKSCI)
TOTAL%
1) No37575.8
2) Yes12024.2
Missing64 
TOTAL495100.0
97) (ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ANSWERED 2= "Yes" TO WORKSCI.) To what extent are you associated with this research? (Choose the one answer that best describes your involvement.) (WORKASOC)
TOTAL%
1) Active participant2016.4
2) Managerial oversight1613.1
3) Some familiarity through colleagues4234.4
4) Vague awareness4436.1
Missing437 
TOTAL122100.0
98) Sample (SAMPLE)
TOTAL%
1) 559100.0
TOTAL559100.0
99) Old code (OLDCODE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL5591118.37623
100) How many years have you been a member of your current congregation? (YEARSMEM)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL55120.49217
101) How far do you live from your congregation? (FARLIVE)
TOTAL%
0) Less than one mile40.7
1) 13825.5
2) 10018.5
3) 6311.6
4) 448.1
5) 5710.5
6) 244.4
7) 203.7
8) 152.8
9) 61.1
10) 295.4
11) 30.6
12) 81.5
13) 50.9
14) 10.2
15) 71.3
16) 10.2
17) 20.4
18) 20.4
20) 10.2
22) 10.2
23) 10.2
25) 20.4
27) 10.2
30) 20.4
99) 99 Miles or more40.7
Missing18 
TOTAL541100.0
102) How often do you attend your congregation's Sunday worship services? (ATTNDSUN)
TOTAL%
1) Never81.4
2) Less than once a year61.1
3) Once or twice a year101.8
4) Several times a year376.7
5) Once a month244.3
6) Two to three times a month8415.2
7) Nearly every week25345.8
8) Every week13123.7
Missing6 
TOTAL553100.0
103) What is the approximate membership of the congregation(s) you attend? (MEMMEM)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL4912310.4933555
104) Have you ever been ordained an elder in the Presbyterian Church? (ORDELDER)
TOTAL%
1) No34763.1
2) Yes20336.9
Missing9 
TOTAL550100.0
105) (ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ANSWERED 1="YES" TO ORDELDER) Are you now serving on session? (SRVELDER)
TOTAL%
1) No21393.0
2) Yes167.0
Missing330 
TOTAL229100.0
106) Have you ever been ordained a deacon in the Presbyterian Church? (ORDDECON)
TOTAL%
1) No35765.5
2) Yes18834.5
Missing14 
TOTAL545100.0
107) (ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ANSWERED 1="YES" TO ORDDECON) Are you currently serving on the board of deacons? (SRVDECON)
TOTAL%
1) No16679.0
2) Yes4421.0
Missing349 
TOTAL210100.0
108) Do you hold the following position in church? - Chair of congregational committee or task force (POSCHAIR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked50289.8
1) Checked5710.2
TOTAL559100.0
109) Do you hold the following position in church? - Member of congregational committee or task force (POSFORCE)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked39069.8
1) Checked16930.2
TOTAL559100.0
110) Do you hold the following position in church? - Member of presbytery, synod, or General Assembly committee or task force (POSPRSBY)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked53595.7
1) Checked244.3
TOTAL559100.0
111) Do you hold the following position in church? - Officer of men's, women's, or youth group (POSOFFCR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked44780.0
1) Checked11220.0
TOTAL559100.0
112) Do you hold the following position in church? - Organist or choir director (POSORGST)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked54797.9
1) Checked122.1
TOTAL559100.0
113) Do you hold the following position in church? - Member of choir (POSCHOIR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked46583.2
1) Checked9416.8
TOTAL559100.0
114) Do you hold the following position in church? - Other (POSOTHER)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked48787.1
1) Checked7212.9
TOTAL559100.0
115) Do you hold the following position in church? - Sunday school teacher (POSTCHR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked51692.3
1) Checked437.7
TOTAL559100.0
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? - My job/business required me to be at work on Sunday. (NOTJOB)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked45080.5
1) Checked10919.5
TOTAL559100.0
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 was traveling on business over a weekend and didn't get home in time. (NOTTRVL)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked46383.0
1) Checked9517.0
Missing1 
TOTAL558100.0
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? - I was ill. (NOTILL)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked31356.1
1) Checked24543.9
Missing1 
TOTAL558100.0
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? - I had family responsibilities (e.g., caring for an ill or disabled child or parent). (NOTFAMLY)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked41674.4
1) Checked14325.6
TOTAL559100.0
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? - I was away on vacation. (NOTVACAT)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked12822.9
1) Checked43177.1
TOTAL559100.0
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? - I needed the time to catch up on other responsibilities. (NOTTIME)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked45180.7
1) Checked10819.3
TOTAL559100.0
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? - I just didn't feel like going. (NOTFEEL)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked42275.5
1) Checked13724.5
TOTAL559100.0
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? - The weather was bad. (NOTWETHR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked47785.3
1) Checked8214.7
TOTAL559100.0
124) 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 checked52694.1
1) Checked335.9
TOTAL559100.0
125) 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 checked41073.3
1) Checked14926.7
TOTAL559100.0
126) 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 checked43477.6
1) Checked12522.4
TOTAL559100.0
127) 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 checked54397.1
1) Checked162.9
TOTAL559100.0
128) 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 checked55198.6
1) Checked81.4
TOTAL559100.0
129) 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 checked55699.5
1) Checked30.5
TOTAL559100.0
130) 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 checked54297.0
1) Checked173.0
TOTAL559100.0
131) 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 checked55398.9
1) Checked61.1
TOTAL559100.0
132) 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 hours12622.9
2) One to two hours10619.3
3) Three to five hours14927.1
4) Six to ten hours8615.6
5) Eleven to twenty hours6411.6
6) More than twenty hours193.5
Missing9 
TOTAL550100.0
133) 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 hours18634.5
2) One to two hours11922.1
3) Three to five hours12623.4
4) Six to ten hours6612.2
5) Eleven to twenty hours254.6
6) More than twenty hours173.2
Missing20 
TOTAL539100.0
134) 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 hours28553.0
2) One to two hours11721.7
3) Three to five hours7413.8
4) Six to ten hours397.2
5) Eleven to twenty hours61.1
6) More than twenty hours173.2
Missing21 
TOTAL538100.0
135) 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 hours21740.7
2) One to two hours10920.5
3) Three to five hours8916.7
4) Six to ten hours5510.3
5) Eleven to twenty hours305.6
6) More than twenty hours336.2
Missing26 
TOTAL533100.0
136) 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 more12422.3
2) About the same participation27649.6
3) Participate less14225.5
4) Not Applicable142.5
Missing3 
TOTAL556100.0
137) How likely is it that you will be a part of your current congregation five years from now? (ACT5YRS)
TOTAL%
1) Very likely36164.9
2) Likely9416.9
3) Not sure6511.7
4) Not at all likely112.0
5) Not very likely254.5
Missing3 
TOTAL556100.0
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: moving away from this area/community. (LVAREA)
TOTAL%
1) Very important2052.6
2) Important615.8
3) Not very important513.2
4) Not at all important718.4
Missing521 
TOTAL38100.0
139) (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 important413.3
2) Important516.7
3) Not very important723.3
4) Not at all important1446.7
Missing529 
TOTAL30100.0
140) (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 important38.8
2) Important411.8
3) Not very important1029.4
4) Not at all important1750.0
Missing525 
TOTAL34100.0
141) 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 important311.1
2) Important13.7
3) Not very important13.7
4) Not at all important2281.5
Missing532 
TOTAL27100.0
142) (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 important27.1
2) Important517.9
3) Not very important414.3
4) Not at all important1760.7
Missing531 
TOTAL28100.0
143) (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 important721.2
2) Important721.2
3) Not very important412.1
4) Not at all important1545.5
Missing526 
TOTAL33100.0
144) (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 important311.5
2) Important27.7
3) Not very important934.6
4) Not at all important1246.2
Missing533 
TOTAL26100.0
145) (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 important310.3
2) Important620.7
3) Not very important310.3
4) Not at all important1758.6
Missing530 
TOTAL29100.0
146) (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 concerns321.4
2) Denomination642.9
3) All else535.7
Missing545 
TOTAL14100.0
147) During your life, have you ever been a member of a congregation affiliated with a denomination other than Presbyterian? (DENOMOTH)
TOTAL%
1) No23341.7
2) Yes32658.3
TOTAL559100.0
148) (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
TOTAL36330.53721
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: Baptist (DENBAPT)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked47385.5
1) Checked8014.5
Missing6 
TOTAL553100.0
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: Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) (DENDISC)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked53796.2
1) Checked213.8
Missing1 
TOTAL558100.0
151) (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 checked54297.0
1) Checked173.0
TOTAL559100.0
152) (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 checked55499.1
1) Checked50.9
TOTAL559100.0
153) (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 checked52093.0
1) Checked397.0
TOTAL559100.0
154) (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 checked43878.4
1) Checked12121.6
TOTAL559100.0
155) (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 checked54697.7
1) Checked132.3
TOTAL559100.0
156) (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 checked52994.6
1) Checked305.4
TOTAL559100.0
157) (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 checked53195.0
1) Checked285.0
TOTAL559100.0
158) (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 checked50390.0
1) Checked5610.0
TOTAL559100.0
159) When you were a teenager, how often did your father attend religious services? (DADREL)
TOTAL%
1) Never8816.1
2) Less than once a year234.2
3) Once or twice a year6011.0
4) Several times a year376.8
5) About once a month264.8
6) Two to three times a month387.0
7) Nearly every week12022.0
8) Every week12823.5
9) Don't know/not applicable254.6
Missing14 
TOTAL545100.0
160) When you were a teenager, how often did your mother attend religious services? (MOMREL)
TOTAL%
1) Never356.5
2) Less than once a year122.2
3) Once or twice a year305.6
4) Several times a year468.5
5) About once a month315.8
6) Two to three times a month539.8
7) Nearly every week16630.8
8) Every week15729.1
9) Don't know/not applicable91.7
Missing20 
TOTAL539100.0
161) 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) Baptist549.9
2) Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)162.9
3) Episcopalian132.4
4) Friends (Quaker)40.7
5) Lutheran295.3
6) Methodist9116.7
7) Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), PCUS, UPCUSA, or UPCNA23643.3
8) Reformed71.3
9) Roman Catholic275.0
10) UCC (United Church of Christ/Congregational)132.4
11) None112.0
12) Other427.7
99) More than one selected20.4
Missing14 
TOTAL545100.0
162) Were you raised in the congregation you currently belong to? (CONGRAIS)
TOTAL%
1) No47685.3
2) Yes8214.7
Missing1 
TOTAL558100.0
163) Which of the following terms best describes your current stand on theological issues? (THELVIEW)
TOTAL%
1) Very conservative488.7
2) Conservative18032.7
3) Moderate24845.1
4) Liberal6211.3
5) Very liberal122.2
Missing9 
TOTAL550100.0
164) Have you ever tried to encourage someone to believe in Jesus Christ or to accept Him as a personal savior? (SAVIOR)
TOTAL%
1) No20837.3
2) Yes34962.7
Missing2 
TOTAL557100.0
165) 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) No30656.0
2) Yes24044.0
Missing13 
TOTAL546100.0
166) 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.20.4
2) It is the record of many people's experience with God and is a useful guide for individual Christians in their search for basic moral and religious teachings.14526.3
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.22140.0
4) It is the inspired, authoritative Word of God that is without error in all that it says about faith and morals.11621.0
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.6111.1
9) More than one selected71.3
Missing7 
TOTAL552100.0
167) Do you think there is a heaven, where people who have led good lives are eternally rewarded? (HEAVEN)
TOTAL%
1) No407.4
2) Yes41175.7
3) Not sure9216.9
Missing16 
TOTAL543100.0
168) 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) No10218.6
2) Yes27750.5
3) Not sure17031.0
Missing10 
TOTAL549100.0
169) 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) Essential14826.8
2) Very important19134.5
3) Somewhat important19134.5
4) Not at all important234.2
Missing6 
TOTAL553100.0
170) 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) Essential24544.4
2) Very important19835.9
3) Somewhat important10418.8
4) Not at all important50.9
Missing7 
TOTAL552100.0
171) 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) Essential7213.2
2) Very important21639.7
3) Somewhat important22040.4
4) Not at all important366.6
Missing15 
TOTAL544100.0
172) 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) Essential14726.7
2) Very important32258.5
3) Somewhat important8114.7
Missing9 
TOTAL550100.0
173) When you think about the qualities of a good Christian life, how important is the following to you? - attending church regularly (LIFECHRC)
TOTAL%
1) Essential15628.5
2) Very important24745.2
3) Somewhat important13023.8
4) Not at all important142.6
Missing12 
TOTAL547100.0
174) 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) Essential9217.0
2) Very important23142.7
3) Somewhat important18333.8
4) Not at all important356.5
Missing18 
TOTAL541100.0
175) 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) Essential38369.1
2) Very important15027.1
3) Somewhat important213.8
Missing5 
TOTAL554100.0
176) 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) Essential8515.6
2) Very important21739.9
3) Somewhat important20938.4
4) Not at all important336.1
Missing15 
TOTAL544100.0
177) 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) Essential11721.2
2) Very important24243.8
3) Somewhat important17231.1
4) Not at all important224.0
Missing6 
TOTAL553100.0
178) 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) Essential21839.3
2) Very important28651.5
3) Somewhat important519.2
Missing4 
TOTAL555100.0
179) 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) Essential9717.7
2) Very important25246.0
3) Somewhat important17431.8
4) Not at all important254.6
Missing11 
TOTAL548100.0
180) 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) Essential11821.7
2) Very important22441.3
3) Somewhat important17231.7
4) Not at all important295.3
Missing16 
TOTAL543100.0
181) 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) Essential8816.2
2) Very important18734.4
3) Somewhat important17331.8
4) Not at all important9617.6
Missing15 
TOTAL544100.0
182) 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 agree539.7
2) Agree15227.9
3) Not sure6712.3
4) Disagree20437.4
5) Strongly disagree6912.7
Missing14 
TOTAL545100.0
183) 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 agree488.7
2) Agree15127.4
3) Not sure8014.5
4) Disagree16129.2
5) Strongly disagree11120.1
Missing8 
TOTAL551100.0
184) Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with the following statement: There is a life beyond death. (AGDEATH)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree32358.5
2) Agree14927.0
3) Not sure7313.2
4) Disagree50.9
5) Strongly disagree20.4
Missing7 
TOTAL552100.0
185) 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 agree24344.2
2) Agree14426.2
3) Not sure9216.7
4) Disagree5710.4
5) Strongly disagree142.5
Missing9 
TOTAL550100.0
186) 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 agree15828.7
2) Agree8715.8
3) Not sure14125.6
4) Disagree11921.6
5) Strongly disagree458.2
Missing9 
TOTAL550100.0
187) 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 agree264.8
2) Agree8816.2
3) Not sure6712.3
4) Disagree17632.4
5) Strongly disagree18734.4
Missing15 
TOTAL544100.0
188) 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 agree213.8
2) Agree8815.9
3) Not sure9617.4
4) Disagree26447.8
5) Strongly disagree8315.0
Missing7 
TOTAL552100.0
189) 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 agree14926.9
2) Agree30054.2
3) Not sure498.8
4) Disagree539.6
5) Strongly disagree30.5
Missing5 
TOTAL554100.0
190) 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 agree193.5
2) Agree9517.3
3) Not sure14125.7
4) Disagree16129.3
5) Strongly disagree13324.2
Missing10 
TOTAL549100.0
191) Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with the following statement: Belief in Jesus Christ is only one of many ways to find salvation. (AGSALVTN)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree509.1
2) Agree14025.6
3) Not sure9216.8
4) Disagree13624.9
5) Strongly disagree12923.6
Missing12 
TOTAL547100.0
192) Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with the following statement: The Devil (Satan) really exists. (AGDEVIL)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree17231.1
2) Agree15828.6
3) Not sure14526.2
4) Disagree468.3
5) Strongly disagree325.8
Missing6 
TOTAL553100.0
193) Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with the following statement: Jesus was born of a virgin. (AGBORN)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree24343.9
2) Agree19034.3
3) Not sure9917.9
4) Disagree132.3
5) Strongly disagree91.6
Missing5 
TOTAL554100.0
194) 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 agree24143.4
2) Agree17130.8
3) Not sure12923.2
4) Disagree101.8
5) Strongly disagree40.7
Missing4 
TOTAL555100.0
195) Do you consider yourself a "born-again" Christian? (BORNAGN)
TOTAL%
1) No31256.5
2) Yes17732.1
3) Not sure6311.4
Missing7 
TOTAL552100.0
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: drinks alcohol in moderation (ACTALCL)
TOTAL%
1) Admire91.6
2) Think is all right40172.5
3) Mildly disapprove10519.0
4) Highly disapprove386.9
Missing6 
TOTAL553100.0
197) 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) Admire13925.5
2) Think is all right35264.6
3) Mildly disapprove529.5
4) Highly disapprove20.4
Missing14 
TOTAL545100.0
198) 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) Admire17331.7
2) Think is all right31858.2
3) Mildly disapprove499.0
4) Highly disapprove61.1
Missing13 
TOTAL546100.0
199) 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) Admire40.7
2) Think is all right9517.1
3) Mildly disapprove21638.8
4) Highly disapprove24243.4
Missing2 
TOTAL557100.0
200) 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) Admire10.2
2) Think is all right91.6
3) Mildly disapprove14426.2
4) Highly disapprove39672.0
Missing9 
TOTAL550100.0
201) 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) Admire10.2
2) Think is all right9417.0
3) Mildly disapprove14826.8
4) Highly disapprove31056.1
Missing6 
TOTAL553100.0
202) 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) Admire71.3
2) Think is all right12021.9
3) Mildly disapprove11420.8
4) Highly disapprove30655.9
Missing12 
TOTAL547100.0
203) 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) Admire19535.3
2) Think is all right32057.9
3) Mildly disapprove305.4
4) Highly disapprove81.4
Missing6 
TOTAL553100.0
204) 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) Admire10.2
2) Think is all right40.7
3) Mildly disapprove10819.5
4) Highly disapprove44179.6
Missing5 
TOTAL554100.0
205) 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 approval25946.6
2) Probably favor approval10819.4
3) Not sure447.9
4) Probably do not favor approval8815.8
5) Definitely do not favor approval5710.3
Missing3 
TOTAL556100.0
206) What is your sex? (GENDER)
TOTAL%
1) Female34561.8
2) Male21338.2
Missing1 
TOTAL558100.0
207) What is your present age? (AGE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL55056.14417
208) 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 farm549.8
2) On a farm254.5
3) In a small city or town (under 50,000)18834.2
4) In a medium-size city (50,000-250,000)8014.5
5) In a suburb near a medium-size city356.4
6) In a large city (over 250,000)5810.5
7) In a suburb near a large city11020.0
Missing9 
TOTAL550100.0
209) What is your employment status? (YOUREMP1)
TOTAL%
1) Employed full time17432.9
2) Employed part time509.5
3) Self-employed458.5
4) Unemployed71.3
5) Retired18334.6
6) Full-time homemaker519.6
7) Student152.8
8) Other (specify)40.8
Missing30 
TOTAL529100.0
210) What is your employment status? (YOUREMP2)
TOTAL%
1) Employed full time98.0
2) Employed part time87.1
3) Self-employed108.9
4) Unemployed21.8
5) Retired3228.6
6) Full-time homemaker2724.1
7) Student1715.2
8) Other (specify)76.3
Missing447 
TOTAL112100.0
211) 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
TOTAL30737.33617
212) What is your present marital status? (MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Married42778.6
2) Not married11621.4
Missing16 
TOTAL543100.0
213) (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 married5140.5
2) Yes, am now widowed5644.4
3) Yes, am now divorced1915.1
Missing433 
TOTAL126100.0
214) 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) 10.2
16) 30.6
17) 71.4
18) 214.3
19) 387.8
20) 449.0
21) 6513.3
22) 5711.7
23) 5110.4
24) 438.8
25) 408.2
26) 234.7
27) 275.5
28) 193.9
29) 173.5
30) 61.2
31) 61.2
32) 40.8
34) 10.2
35) 71.4
36) 30.6
38) 10.2
39) 10.2
42) 30.6
49) 10.2
Missing70 
TOTAL489100.0
215) (ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO RESPONDED THAT THEY ARE CURRENTLY MARRIED) If currently married: Have you had a previous marriage (or marriages)? (PREVMARG)
TOTAL%
1) No35986.1
2) Yes, was widowed122.9
3) Yes, was divorced4510.8
4) Both widowed and divorced10.2
Missing142 
TOTAL417100.0
216) (ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ARE MARRIED) Overall, how often does your husband or wife attend Sunday worship services? (SPSSUN)
TOTAL%
1) Never184.2
2) Less than once a year40.9
3) Once or twice a year255.9
4) Several times a year307.1
5) About once a month245.7
6) Two to three times a month6515.3
7) Nearly every week17040.1
8) Every week8820.8
Missing135 
TOTAL424100.0
217) (ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ARE MARRIED) Is your husband or wife a member of the same congregation which you belong/serve? (SPSMEMBR)
TOTAL%
1) No5613.2
2) Yes36886.8
Missing135 
TOTAL424100.0
218) (ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ARE MARRIED AND WHOSE SPOUSE IS NOT A MEMBER OF THE SAME CONGREGATION WHICH THEY BELONG/SERVE) Which statement best describes where your husband or wife attends church? (SPSATTND)
TOTAL%
1) Generally attends the same congregation that I do3147.0
2) Generally attends another congregation812.1
3) Sometimes attends my congregation, sometimes another34.5
4) Usually does not attend2436.4
Missing493 
TOTAL66100.0
219) (ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ARE MARRIED) Please indicate the faith in which your husband or wife was raised. (If more than one, select the one in which she or he was most involved.) (SPSRAISD)
TOTAL%
1) Baptist4911.8
2) Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)143.4
3) Episcopalian112.6
5) Lutheran317.5
6) Methodist6615.9
7) Presbyterian13933.4
8) Reformed20.5
9) Roman Catholic4611.1
10) United Church of Christ153.6
11) None143.4
12) Other297.0
Missing143 
TOTAL416100.0
220) (ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ARE MARRIED) Please indicate your husband or wife's current religious affiliation. (SPSCURNT)
TOTAL%
1) Baptist51.4
2) Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)10.3
5) Lutheran10.3
6) Methodist51.4
7) Presbyterian32689.6
9) Roman Catholic71.9
10) United Church of Christ10.3
11) None164.4
12) Other20.5
Missing195 
TOTAL364100.0
221) (ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ARE MARRIED) Please indicate your spouse's employment status. (SPSEMP1)
TOTAL%
1) Employed full time14636.1
2) Employed part time338.2
3) Self-employed4611.4
4) Unemployed20.5
5) Retired12330.4
6) Full-time homemaker4811.9
7) Student20.5
8) Other41.0
Missing155 
TOTAL404100.0
222) (ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ARE MARRIED) Please indicate your spouse's employment status. (SPSEMP2)
TOTAL%
1) Employed full time914.3
2) Employed part time34.8
3) Self-employed914.3
4) Unemployed11.6
5) Retired1930.2
6) Full-time homemaker1219.0
7) Student34.8
8) Other711.1
Missing496 
TOTAL63100.0
223) (ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ARE MARRIED) If your husband or wife is employed full time, part time, or self-employed, please indicate the average hours worked per week over the last year. (SPSAVGHR)
TOTAL%
0) None83.3
1) 10.4
7) 10.4
8) 20.8
9) 10.4
10) 62.5
12) 31.2
15) 72.9
16) 52.0
18) 10.4
20) 166.6
24) 41.6
25) 52.0
30) 62.5
32) 10.4
35) 41.6
36) 20.8
37) 10.4
40) 7028.7
42) 83.3
44) 10.4
45) 218.6
47) 20.8
48) 31.2
50) 2911.9
53) 20.8
55) 93.7
60) 156.1
65) 31.2
68) 10.4
70) 10.4
72) 10.4
75) 10.4
80) 20.8
85) 10.4
Missing315 
TOTAL244100.0
224) How many children have you had? (KIDS)
TOTAL%
0) None10218.5
1) One6010.9
2) Two18132.8
3) Three13324.1
4) Four498.9
5) Five193.4
6) Six61.1
7) Seven20.4
Missing7 
TOTAL552100.0
225) What age were you, approximately, when your first child was born? (AGEKID)
TOTAL%
16) 10.2
17) 10.2
18) 30.7
19) 92.0
20) 194.2
21) 184.0
22) 296.4
23) 408.9
24) 357.8
25) 5512.2
26) 378.2
27) 388.4
28) 357.8
29) 235.1
30) 286.2
31) 184.0
32) 235.1
33) 102.2
34) 112.4
36) 20.4
37) 71.6
38) 40.9
39) 10.2
40) 20.4
42) 10.2
Missing109 
TOTAL450100.0
226) Do you have any legally adopted children? (ADPTKIDS)
TOTAL%
1) No53095.5
2) Yes254.5
Missing4 
TOTAL555100.0
227) (ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE LEGALLY ADOPTED CHILDREN) How many legally adopted children do you have? (ADPTMANY)
TOTAL%
1) One1359.1
2) Two836.4
3) Three14.5
Missing537 
TOTAL22100.0
228) Do you have any stepchildren (that is, did your spouse already have children at the time of your marriage)? (STEPKIDS)
TOTAL%
1) No46989.5
2) Yes5510.5
Missing35 
TOTAL524100.0
229) (ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE STEPCHILDREN) How many stepchildren do you have? (STEPMANY)
TOTAL%
1) One2241.5
2) Two1324.5
3) Three917.0
4) Four59.4
5) Five23.8
6) Six11.9
7) Seven11.9
Missing506 
TOTAL53100.0
230) How many persons, including yourself, live in your household? (Do not count students who live elsewhere while they attend college or university.) (MEMHHOLD)
TOTAL%
1) I live alone.8415.2
2) Two of us27750.0
3) Three of us9116.4
4) Four of us7413.4
5) Five of us244.3
6) Six of us20.4
7) Seven or more of us20.4
Missing5 
TOTAL554100.0
231) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are: aged under six years? (HOLD6)
TOTAL%
0) None9264.3
1) One3625.2
2) Two149.8
3) Three10.7
Missing416 
TOTAL143100.0
232) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are: aged six to twelve years? (HOLD612)
TOTAL%
0) None8654.1
1) One4729.6
2) Two2314.5
3) Three31.9
Missing400 
TOTAL159100.0
233) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are: aged thirteen to seventeen years? (HOLD1317)
TOTAL%
0) None8250.3
1) One5835.6
2) Two2112.9
3) Three21.2
Missing396 
TOTAL163100.0
234) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are: aged eighteen to twenty-four years? (HOLD1824)
TOTAL%
0) None8670.5
1) One2722.1
2) Two86.6
3) Three10.8
Missing437 
TOTAL122100.0
235) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are: aged twenty-five and over? (HOLD25PL)
TOTAL%
0) None101.9
1) One8416.2
2) Two39676.6
3) Three234.4
4) Four40.8
Missing42 
TOTAL517100.0
236) 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 alone7213.4
2) A single parent, living with one or more children142.6
3) A married couple, no children in household25347.1
4) A married couple, living with one or more children17432.4
5) An unmarried couple, no children in household20.4
7) Another family arrangement (2 or more related adults), living with no children101.9
8) Another family arrangement (2 or more related adults), living with one or more children50.9
9) Roomates40.7
11) Some other arrangement30.6
Missing22 
TOTAL537100.0
237) Is the home in which you currently live: (OWNHOME)
TOTAL%
1) Rented by you356.4
2) Owned by you free and clear of mortgage25847.5
3) Owned by you with a mortgage22942.2
4) Owned by your congregation (i.e., a manse)203.7
5) Other10.2
Missing16 
TOTAL543100.0
238) In what state were you born? If you were not born in the United States, in what country were you born? (BRNSTATE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL55532.63815
239) In how many countries besides the United States have you lived? (CNTRYLIV)
TOTAL%
0) None47285.5
1) One519.2
2) Two173.1
3) Three81.4
4) Four40.7
Missing7 
TOTAL552100.0
240) In how many states within the United States have you lived? (STATELIV)
TOTAL%
0) None437.8
1) One13524.4
2) Two13825.0
3) Three9417.0
4) Four539.6
5) Five356.3
6) Six315.6
7) Seven132.4
8) Eight61.1
9) Nine20.4
10) Ten20.4
11) Eleven10.2
Missing6 
TOTAL553100.0
241) Generally speaking, do you think of yourself as a Democrat, Independent, Republican, or other? (POLITAFF)
TOTAL%
1) Democrat11220.5
2) Independent10218.6
3) Republican31457.4
4) Other193.5
Missing12 
TOTAL547100.0
242) What is your race or origin? (RACE1)
TOTAL%
1) White or Caucasian51598.8
2) Black or African-American30.6
4) Asian or Pacific Islander10.2
5) Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish origin20.4
Missing38 
TOTAL521100.0
243) What is your race or origin? (RACE2)
TOTAL%
1) White or Caucasian3497.1
3) Indian (American) or Alaska Native12.9
Missing524 
TOTAL35100.0
244) 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) None13425.1
1) One14026.2
2) Two19035.6
3) Three397.3
4) Four285.2
6) Six20.4
7) Seven10.2
Missing25 
TOTAL534100.0
245) 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 $10,000112.1
2) $10,000- $14,999203.8
3) $15,000- $19,999224.2
4) $20,000- $29,9995510.5
5) $30,000- $39,9996913.2
6) $40,000- $49,9995510.5
7) $50,000- $59,9995811.1
8) $60,000- $69,9995811.1
9) $70,000- $79,999315.9
10) $80,000- $89,999285.4
11) $90,000- $99,999173.3
12) $100,000- $124,999417.8
13) $125,000- $149,999234.4
14) $150,000 or more356.7
Missing36 
TOTAL523100.0
246) 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 earnings14026.4
2) 90-99% from earnings10620.0
3) 75-89% from earnings458.5
4) 50-74% from earnings346.4
5) 25-49% from earnings183.4
6) 1-24% from earnings5510.4
7) None from earnings13325.0
Missing28 
TOTAL531100.0
247) 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
TOTAL5231964.522426
248) 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
TOTAL369557.6231909
249) 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
TOTAL455231.8591014
250) 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) $016931.8
2) $1-$5013124.7
3) $51-$1005310.0
4) $101-$5009117.1
5) $501-$1,000305.6
6) $1,001-$2,000285.3
7) $2,001 or more295.5
Missing28 
TOTAL531100.0
251) 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) $0163.0
2) $1-$5010619.7
3) $51-$10010018.6
4) $101-$50017532.5
5) $501-$1,0005610.4
6) $1,001-$2,000397.2
7) $2,001 or more478.7
Missing20 
TOTAL539100.0
252) Region (REGION)
TOTAL%
1) Northeast8515.2
2) Midwest20236.1
3) South18132.4
4) West9116.3
TOTAL559100.0
253) Total number of members 1996 (TOTMEM96)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL557747.032827
254) I-GENDER: What is your sex? (for use with online analysis) (I-GENDER)
TOTAL%
1) Female34561.8
2) Male21338.2
Missing1 
TOTAL558100.0
255) I-MARITAL: What is your present marital status? (for use with online analysis) (I-MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Married42778.6
2) Not married11621.4
Missing16 
TOTAL543100.0
256) I-REGION: Region (for use with online analysis) (I-REGION)
TOTAL%
1) Northeast8515.2
2) Midwest20236.1
3) South18132.4
4) West9116.3
TOTAL559100.0
257) 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) Democrat11220.5
2) Independent10218.6
3) Republican31457.4
4) Other193.5
Missing12 
TOTAL547100.0
258) 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) <20K5310.1
1) 20K-49,99917934.2
2) 50K-99,99919236.7
3) 100K+9918.9
Missing36 
TOTAL523100.0
259) I-AGE: What is your present age? (recoded for use with online analysis) (I-AGE)
TOTAL%
0) <409817.8
1) 40-498715.8
2) 50-6415327.8
3) 65+21238.5
Missing9 
TOTAL550100.0
260) I-RACE1: What is your race or origin? (recoded for use with online analysis) (I-RACE1)
TOTAL%
0) White51598.8
1) Black30.6
2) Other30.6
Missing38 
TOTAL521100.0