Presbyterian Panel Survey, August 1999 -- Public Role of Presbyterians, Elders

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All frequencies are raw numbers (no weights used).
1) Respondent identification number (NEWCODE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL58520589.275358
2) Are you especially concerned about affirmative action? (CONAFFAC)
TOTAL%
1) Yes27849.2
2) No28750.8
Missing20 
TOTAL565100.0
3) Have you heard a sermon (or preached) about affirmative action in the past 12 months? (SRMAFFAC)
TOTAL%
1) Yes488.8
2) No49991.2
Missing38 
TOTAL547100.0
4) Do you think the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) has issued a formal statement on affirmative action? (STMAFFAC)
TOTAL%
1) Yes23445.4
2) No28154.6
Missing70 
TOTAL515100.0
5) Are you especially concerned about campaign finance reform? (CONREFRM)
TOTAL%
1) Yes38467.6
2) No18432.4
Missing17 
TOTAL568100.0
6) Have you heard a sermon (or preached) about campaign finance reform in the past 12 months? (SRMREFRM)
TOTAL%
1) Yes50.9
2) No53999.1
Missing41 
TOTAL544100.0
7) Do you think the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) has issued a formal statement on campaign finance reform? (STMREFRM)
TOTAL%
1) Yes5310.6
2) No44989.4
Missing83 
TOTAL502100.0
8) Are you especially concerned about criminal justice? (CONCRIM)
TOTAL%
1) Yes46582.4
2) No9917.6
Missing21 
TOTAL564100.0
9) Have you heard a sermon (or preached) about criminal justice in the past 12 months? (SRMCRIM)
TOTAL%
1) Yes7714.3
2) No46185.7
Missing47 
TOTAL538100.0
10) Do you think the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) has issued a formal statement on criminal justice? (STMCRIM)
TOTAL%
1) Yes19238.2
2) No31161.8
Missing82 
TOTAL503100.0
11) Are you especially concerned about discrimination? (CONDISC)
TOTAL%
1) Yes46281.6
2) No10418.4
Missing19 
TOTAL566100.0
12) Have you heard a sermon (or preached) about discrimination in the past 12 months? (SRMDISC)
TOTAL%
1) Yes28953.3
2) No25346.7
Missing43 
TOTAL542100.0
13) Do you think the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) has issued a formal statement on discrimination? (STMDISC)
TOTAL%
1) Yes37072.5
2) No14027.5
Missing75 
TOTAL510100.0
14) Are you especially concerned about environmental issues? (CONENVMT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes47283.2
2) No9516.8
Missing18 
TOTAL567100.0
15) Have you heard a sermon (or preached) about environmental issues in the past 12 months? (SRMENVMT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes19936.9
2) No34163.1
Missing45 
TOTAL540100.0
16) Do you think the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) has issued a formal statement on environmental issues? (STMENVMT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes29358.1
2) No21141.9
Missing81 
TOTAL504100.0
17) Are you especially concerned about family issues? (CONFAMLY)
TOTAL%
1) Yes52092.0
2) No458.0
Missing20 
TOTAL565100.0
18) Have you heard a sermon (or preached) about family issues in the past 12 months? (SRMFAMLY)
TOTAL%
1) Yes44279.9
2) No11120.1
Missing32 
TOTAL553100.0
19) Do you think the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) has issued a formal statement on family issues? (STMFAMLY)
TOTAL%
1) Yes36973.1
2) No13626.9
Missing80 
TOTAL505100.0
20) Are you especially concerned about gay and lesbian issues? (CONGAY)
TOTAL%
1) Yes31255.4
2) No25144.6
Missing22 
TOTAL563100.0
21) Have you heard a sermon (or preached) about gay and lesbian issues in the past 12 months? (SRMGAY)
TOTAL%
1) Yes13725.3
2) No40474.7
Missing44 
TOTAL541100.0
22) Do you think the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) has issued a formal statement on gay and lesbian issues? (STMGAY)
TOTAL%
1) Yes40376.8
2) No12223.2
Missing60 
TOTAL525100.0
23) Are you especially concerned about health care? (CONHELTH)
TOTAL%
1) Yes49186.7
2) No7513.3
Missing19 
TOTAL566100.0
24) Have you heard a sermon (or preached) about health care in the past 12 months? (SRMHELTH)
TOTAL%
1) Yes5710.6
2) No48189.4
Missing47 
TOTAL538100.0
25) Do you think the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) has issued a formal statement on health care? (STMHELTH)
TOTAL%
1) Yes17334.5
2) No32865.5
Missing84 
TOTAL501100.0
26) Are you especially concerned about hunger and malnutrition? (CONHUNG)
TOTAL%
1) Yes49988.0
2) No6812.0
Missing18 
TOTAL567100.0
27) Have you heard a sermon (or preached) about hunger and malnutrition in the past 12 months? (SRMHUNG)
TOTAL%
1) Yes30154.9
2) No24745.1
Missing37 
TOTAL548100.0
28) Do you think the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) has issued a formal statement on hunger and malnutrition? (STMHUNG)
TOTAL%
1) Yes38675.5
2) No12524.5
Missing74 
TOTAL511100.0
29) Are you especially concerned about immigration? (CONIMMGR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes28550.7
2) No27749.3
Missing23 
TOTAL562100.0
30) Have you heard a sermon (or preached) about immigration in the past 12 months? (SRMIMMGR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes315.8
2) No50594.2
Missing49 
TOTAL536100.0
31) Do you think the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) has issued a formal statement on immigration? (STMIMMGR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes10621.4
2) No39078.6
Missing89 
TOTAL496100.0
32) Are you especially concerned about international human rights? (CONRIGHT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes41473.3
2) No15126.7
Missing20 
TOTAL565100.0
33) Have you heard a sermon (or preached) about international human rights in the past 12 months? (SRMRIGHT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes17632.6
2) No36467.4
Missing45 
TOTAL540100.0
34) Do you think the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) has issued a formal statement on international human rights? (STMRIGHT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes33866.8
2) No16833.2
Missing79 
TOTAL506100.0
35) Are you especially concerned about peace or disarmament? (CONPEACE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes44278.4
2) No12221.6
Missing21 
TOTAL564100.0
36) Have you heard a sermon (or preached) about peace or disarmament in the past 12 months? (SRMPEACE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes21039.2
2) No32660.8
Missing49 
TOTAL536100.0
37) Do you think the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) has issued a formal statement on peace or disarmament? (STMPEACE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes32564.1
2) No18235.9
Missing78 
TOTAL507100.0
38) Are you especially concerned about race relations? (CONRACE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes44679.2
2) No11720.8
Missing22 
TOTAL563100.0
39) Have you heard a sermon (or preached) about race relations in the past 12 months? (SRMRACE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes22140.8
2) No32159.2
Missing43 
TOTAL542100.0
40) Do you think the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) has issued a formal statement on race relations? (STMRACE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes36571.6
2) No14528.4
Missing75 
TOTAL510100.0
41) Are you especially concerned about schools/educational issues? (CONEDUC)
TOTAL%
1) Yes47784.9
2) No8515.1
Missing23 
TOTAL562100.0
42) Have you heard a sermon (or preached) about schools/educational issues in the past 12 months? (SRMEDUC)
TOTAL%
1) Yes14026.0
2) No39974.0
Missing46 
TOTAL539100.0
43) Do you think the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) has issued a formal statement on schools/educational issues? (STMEDUC)
TOTAL%
1) Yes19439.3
2) No30060.7
Missing91 
TOTAL494100.0
44) Are you especially concerned about Social Security? (CONSS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes40271.2
2) No16328.8
Missing20 
TOTAL565100.0
45) Have you heard a sermon (or preached) about Social Security in the past 12 months? (SRMSS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes112.1
2) No52497.9
Missing50 
TOTAL535100.0
46) Do you think the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) has issued a formal statement on Social Security? (STMSS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes6813.9
2) No42186.1
Missing96 
TOTAL489100.0
47) Are you especially concerned about social welfare? (CONWELFR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes39270.0
2) No16830.0
Missing25 
TOTAL560100.0
48) Have you heard a sermon (or preached) about social welfare in the past 12 months? (SRMWELFR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes15528.8
2) No38371.2
Missing47 
TOTAL538100.0
49) Do you think the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) has issued a formal statement on social welfare? (STMWELFR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes24750.0
2) No24750.0
Missing91 
TOTAL494100.0
50) Are you especially concerned about sustainable development? (CONDVLMT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes21441.5
2) No30258.5
Missing69 
TOTAL516100.0
51) Have you heard a sermon (or preached) about sustainable development in the past 12 months? (SRMDVLMT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes346.9
2) No45793.1
Missing94 
TOTAL491100.0
52) Do you think the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) has issued a formal statement on sustainable development? (STMDVLMT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes9521.1
2) No35678.9
Missing134 
TOTAL451100.0
53) Are you especially concerned about women's issues? (CONWOMEN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes30153.4
2) No26346.6
Missing21 
TOTAL564100.0
54) Have you heard a sermon (or preached) about women's issues in the past 12 months? (SRMWOMEN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes13525.2
2) No40074.8
Missing50 
TOTAL535100.0
55) Do you think the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) has issued a formal statement on women's issues? (STMWOMEN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes29859.2
2) No20540.8
Missing82 
TOTAL503100.0
56) Are you especially concerned about youth violence? (CONYOUTH)
TOTAL%
1) Yes51690.8
2) No529.2
Missing17 
TOTAL568100.0
57) Have you heard a sermon (or preached) about youth violence in the past 12 months? (SRMYOUTH)
TOTAL%
1) Yes23844.5
2) No29755.5
Missing50 
TOTAL535100.0
58) Do you think the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) has issued a formal statement on youth violence? (STMYOUTH)
TOTAL%
1) Yes22545.7
2) No26754.3
Missing93 
TOTAL492100.0
59) How much of the information concerning the social issues you care about comes from: Presbyterian publications? (INFOPRES)
TOTAL%
1) Almost all30.5
2) A great deal315.6
3) A fair amount13524.2
4) Only a little25645.9
5) None13323.8
Missing27 
TOTAL558100.0
60) How much of the information concerning the social issues you care about comes from: your local church? (INFOCRCH)
TOTAL%
1) Almost all162.9
2) A great deal6211.1
3) A fair amount16930.1
4) Only a little24844.2
5) None6611.8
Missing24 
TOTAL561100.0
61) How much of the information concerning the social issues you care about comes from: national newspapers? (INFONATL)
TOTAL%
1) Almost all7513.5
2) A great deal22340.1
3) A fair amount12322.1
4) Only a little6211.2
5) None7313.1
Missing29 
TOTAL556100.0
62) How much of the information concerning the social issues you care about comes from: local newspapers? (INFOLOCL)
TOTAL%
1) Almost all8715.4
2) A great deal25344.9
3) A fair amount14125.0
4) Only a little6411.3
5) None193.4
Missing21 
TOTAL564100.0
63) How much of the information concerning the social issues you care about comes from: television programs? (INFOTV)
TOTAL%
1) Almost all6311.2
2) A great deal26046.3
3) A fair amount14125.1
4) Only a little8114.4
5) None162.9
Missing24 
TOTAL561100.0
64) How much of the information concerning the social issues you care about comes from: books? (INFOBOOK)
TOTAL%
1) Almost all244.3
2) A great deal10919.5
3) A fair amount15527.8
4) Only a little20136.0
5) None6912.4
Missing27 
TOTAL558100.0
65) How much of the information concerning the social issues you care about comes from: special newsletters? (INFOLETR)
TOTAL%
1) Almost all61.1
2) A great deal7513.5
3) A fair amount13524.2
4) Only a little20236.3
5) None13925.0
Missing28 
TOTAL557100.0
66) How much of the information concerning the social issues you care about comes from: the Internet? (INFONET)
TOTAL%
1) Almost all20.4
2) A great deal295.4
3) A fair amount6512.1
4) Only a little12823.7
5) None31558.4
Missing46 
TOTAL539100.0
67) How much of the information concerning the social issues you care about comes from: newsmagazines or other periodicals? (INFOMAG)
TOTAL%
1) Almost all305.4
2) A great deal18333.2
3) A fair amount18733.9
4) Only a little11019.9
5) None427.6
Missing33 
TOTAL552100.0
68) How much of the information concerning the social issues you care about comes from: publications of organizations focusing on a particular issue? (INFOORGS)
TOTAL%
1) Almost all122.2
2) A great deal9116.4
3) A fair amount11721.1
4) Only a little19134.4
5) None14425.9
Missing30 
TOTAL555100.0
69) Of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) statements on social issues that you are aware of, do you: (STATEMNT)
TOTAL%
1) Agree with all of them?10.2
2) Agree with most of them?21739.2
3) Agree with about half of them?15227.5
4) Disagree with most of them?5710.3
5) Disagree with all of them?30.5
6) Not aware of any?12322.2
Missing32 
TOTAL553100.0
70) How informed would you say you are about the activities of the Washington Office of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)? (WASHOFFC)
TOTAL%
1) Very well informed20.3
2) Fairly well informed315.4
3) Not very well informed24442.4
4) Not at all informed29851.8
Missing10 
TOTAL575100.0
71) How much contact have you had, personally, with the Washington Office of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)? (CNTACTWO)
TOTAL%
2) A fair amount20.3
3) Only a little284.9
4) None54394.8
Missing12 
TOTAL573100.0
72) (ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ANSWERED 1="A lot," 2="A fair amount," or 3="Only a little" to CNTACTWO) How many times in the past year have you had contact with the Washington Office by: talking to a staff member in person? (YEARPERS)
TOTAL%
0) None3389.2
1) 38.1
3) 12.7
Missing548 
TOTAL37100.0
73) (ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ANSWERED 1="A lot," 2="A fair amount," or 3="Only a little" to CNTACTWO) How many times in the past year have you had contact with the Washington Office by: talking to a staff member by telephone? (YEARPHON)
TOTAL%
0) None3491.9
1) 25.4
2) 12.7
Missing548 
TOTAL37100.0
74) (ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ANSWERED 1="A lot," 2="A fair amount," or 3="Only a little" to CNTACTWO) How many times in the past year have you had contact with the Washington Office by: hearing a presentation by a staff member? (YEARPRES)
TOTAL%
0) None3183.8
1) 38.1
2) 38.1
Missing548 
TOTAL37100.0
75) (ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ANSWERED 1="A lot," 2="A fair amount," or 3="Only a little" to CNTACTWO) How many times in the past year have you had contact with the Washington Office by: communicating with the Washington Office by e-mail? (YEAREMAL)
TOTAL%
0) None3497.1
5) 12.9
Missing550 
TOTAL35100.0
76) (ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ANSWERED 1="A lot," 2="A fair amount," or 3="Only a little" to CNTACTWO) How many times in the past year have you had contact with the Washington Office by: visiting the Washington Office's Web page? (YEARWEB)
TOTAL%
0) None3497.1
1) 12.9
Missing550 
TOTAL35100.0
77) (ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ANSWERED 1="A lot," 2="A fair amount," or 3="Only a little" to CNTACTWO) How many times in the past year have you had contact with the Washington Office by: writing a letter to a staff member? (YEARLETR)
TOTAL%
0) None3494.4
1) 25.6
Missing549 
TOTAL36100.0
78) (ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ANSWERED 1="A lot," 2="A fair amount," or 3="Only a little" to CNTACTWO) How many times in the past year have you had contact with the Washington Office by: reading something put out by the Washington Office? (YEARREAD)
TOTAL%
0) None2463.2
1) 37.9
2) 410.5
3) 37.9
4) 12.6
6) 12.6
8) 12.6
10) 12.6
Missing547 
TOTAL38100.0
79) (ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ANSWERED 1="A lot," 2="A fair amount," or 3="Only a little" to CNTACTWO) How many times in the past year have you had contact with the Washington Office by: reading something about the Washington Office? (YEARWO)
TOTAL%
0) None2567.6
1) 513.5
2) 410.8
4) 12.7
5) 12.7
12) 12.7
Missing548 
TOTAL37100.0
80) In your opinion, how effective is the Washington Office in bringing the denomination's position on social issues to the attention of policy makers? (WOPOLICY)
TOTAL%
1) Very effective20.4
2) Fairly effective305.3
3) Not very effective7012.3
4) Not at all effective386.7
5) Don't know42775.3
Missing18 
TOTAL567100.0
81) In your opinion, how effective is the Washington Office in providing Presbyterians with timely, accurate information about issues before Congress? (WOCONG)
TOTAL%
2) Fairly effective244.2
3) Not very effective8715.2
4) Not at all effective8615.1
5) Don't know37465.5
Missing14 
TOTAL571100.0
82) How much money do you think the PC(USA) spends annually on the Washington Office? (MONEYWO)
TOTAL%
0) 10.2
1) 31667.7
2) 275.8
5000) 10.2
10000) 30.6
15000) 10.2
20000) 10.2
25000) 10.2
40000) 10.2
50000) 20.4
60000) 10.2
80000) 10.2
100000) 183.9
150000) 40.9
200000) 122.6
250000) 122.6
300000) 61.3
400000) 20.4
500000) 204.3
750000) 20.4
800000) 20.4
900000) 10.2
1000000) 122.6
1500000) 40.9
2000000) 122.6
2500000) 10.2
3000000) 10.2
5000000) 20.4
Missing118 
TOTAL467100.0
83) Do you feel the denomination is spending too much money on the Washington Office, about the right amount, or too little? (AMTMONEY)
TOTAL%
1) Too much6611.8
2) About the right amount183.2
3) Too little71.2
4) Don't know47083.8
Missing24 
TOTAL561100.0
84) As far as you know, does your congregation or presbytery do anything to influence public policy at the level of state government? (CONGINF)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, my congregation does.234.1
2) Yes, my presbytery does.478.3
3) Yes, both356.2
4) No, neither20536.2
5) Don't know25745.3
Missing18 
TOTAL567100.0
85) Have you personally done anything through your congregation or presbytery to influence public policy at the level of state government? (PERSINF)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, through my congregation417.2
2) Yes, through my presbytery81.4
3) Yes, through both142.5
4) No, neither46882.4
5) Don't know376.5
Missing17 
TOTAL568100.0
86) (ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ANSWERED 1="Yes, through my congregation," 2="Yes, through my presbytery," or 3="Yes, through both" to PERSINF) If "yes," have you done the following through your congregation or presbytery within the last year?- contacted state policy makers in person (YRPERSON)
TOTAL%
1) Yes3227.1
2) No8672.9
Missing467 
TOTAL118100.0
87) (ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ANSWERED 1="Yes, through my congregation," 2="Yes, through my presbytery," or 3="Yes, through both" to PERSINF) If "yes," have you done the following through your congregation or presbytery within the last year?- sent a letter or petition to state policy makers (YRLETTER)
TOTAL%
1) Yes5743.8
2) No7356.2
Missing455 
TOTAL130100.0
88) (ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ANSWERED 1="Yes, through my congregation," 2="Yes, through my presbytery," or 3="Yes, through both" to PERSINF) If "yes," have you done the following through your congregation or presbytery within the last year?- talked to a state policy maker by telephone (YRPHONE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes2420.3
2) No9479.7
Missing467 
TOTAL118100.0
89) (ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ANSWERED 1="Yes, through my congregation," 2="Yes, through my presbytery," or 3="Yes, through both" to PERSINF) If "yes," have you done the following through your congregation or presbytery within the last year?- sent an e-mail to a state policy maker (YREMAIL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1412.5
2) No9887.5
Missing473 
TOTAL112100.0
90) (ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ANSWERED 1="Yes, through my congregation," 2="Yes, through my presbytery," or 3="Yes, through both" to PERSINF) If "yes," have you done the following through your congregation or presbytery within the last year?- served on a state governmental task force or committee (YRCOMM)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1311.6
2) No9988.4
Missing473 
TOTAL112100.0
91) (ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ANSWERED 1="Yes, through my congregation," 2="Yes, through my presbytery," or 3="Yes, through both" to PERSINF) If "yes," have you done the following through your congregation or presbytery within the last year?- other (please specify) (YROTHER)
TOTAL%
1) Yes59.8
2) No4690.2
Missing534 
TOTAL51100.0
92) Of the various ways that the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) influences public life in the United States, how much of this influence would you say happens through the following? - policy statements by the General Assembly on social issues (INFSTMNT)
TOTAL%
1) A large amount315.5
2) A fair amount14525.7
3) A small amount15727.8
4) Hardly any10318.3
5) None193.4
6) Don't know10919.3
Missing21 
TOTAL564100.0
93) Of the various ways that the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) influences public life in the United States, how much of this influence would you say happens through the following? - the efforts of the Washington Office (INFWO)
TOTAL%
1) A large amount50.9
2) A fair amount407.1
3) A small amount7112.6
4) Hardly any7212.7
5) None254.4
6) Don't know35262.3
Missing20 
TOTAL565100.0
94) Of the various ways that the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) influences public life in the United States, how much of this influence would you say happens through the following? - direct advocacy by grass-roots Presbyterians with their congressional representatives (INFROOTS)
TOTAL%
1) A large amount305.3
2) A fair amount16028.5
3) A small amount13624.2
4) Hardly any529.3
5) None101.8
6) Don't know17431.0
Missing23 
TOTAL562100.0
95) Of the various ways that the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) influences public life in the United States, how much of this influence would you say happens through the following? - messages from the Stated Clerk of the General Assembly or other PC(USA) leaders (INFLEADR)
TOTAL%
1) A large amount91.6
2) A fair amount7513.3
3) A small amount15627.8
4) Hardly any11620.6
5) None254.4
6) Don't know18132.2
Missing23 
TOTAL562100.0
96) Of the various ways that the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) influences public life in the United States, how much of this influence would you say happens through the following? - the efforts of the Presbyterian Hunger Program (INFHUNGR)
TOTAL%
1) A large amount478.3
2) A fair amount17130.3
3) A small amount13323.5
4) Hardly any396.9
5) None71.2
6) Don't know16829.7
Missing20 
TOTAL565100.0
97) Of the various ways that the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) influences public life in the United States, how much of this influence would you say happens through the following? - the efforts of the Presbyterian Peacemaking Program (INFPEACE)
TOTAL%
1) A large amount366.4
2) A fair amount11320.0
3) A small amount15227.0
4) Hardly any6912.2
5) None162.8
6) Don't know17831.6
Missing21 
TOTAL564100.0
98) Of the various ways that the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) influences public life in the United States, how much of this influence would you say happens through the following? - the denomination's colleges and seminaries (INFEDUC)
TOTAL%
1) A large amount356.2
2) A fair amount18733.0
3) A small amount14625.8
4) Hardly any407.1
5) None91.6
6) Don't know14926.3
Missing19 
TOTAL566100.0
99) Of the various ways that the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) influences public life in the United States, how much of this influence would you say happens through the following? - public issue advocacy work performed by the clergy (INFADVOC)
TOTAL%
1) A large amount234.1
2) A fair amount12221.7
3) A small amount16028.4
4) Hardly any7212.8
5) None173.0
6) Don't know16930.0
Missing22 
TOTAL563100.0
100) Of the various ways that the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) influences public life in the United States, how much of this influence would you say happens through the following? - the social ministries of local congregations (INFSOCL)
TOTAL%
1) A large amount9216.3
2) A fair amount20436.2
3) A small amount12822.7
4) Hardly any396.9
5) None50.9
6) Don't know9516.9
Missing22 
TOTAL563100.0
101) Of the various ways that the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) influences public life in the United States, how much of this influence would you say happens through the following? - members with influence in business or government (INFGOVT)
TOTAL%
1) A large amount7713.6
2) A fair amount20135.6
3) A small amount14125.0
4) Hardly any346.0
5) None61.1
6) Don't know10618.8
Missing20 
TOTAL565100.0
102) Of the various ways that the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) influences public life in the United States, how much of this influence would you say happens through the following? - congregations' training of children and young people (INFKIDS)
TOTAL%
1) A large amount7813.8
2) A fair amount18833.3
3) A small amount14726.0
4) Hardly any508.8
5) None101.8
6) Don't know9216.3
Missing20 
TOTAL565100.0
103) Of the various ways that the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) influences public life in the United States, how much of this influence would you say happens through the following? - members playing responsible roles in their communities (INFROLES)
TOTAL%
1) A large amount17430.7
2) A fair amount25545.0
3) A small amount6611.6
4) Hardly any122.1
5) None20.4
6) Don't know5810.2
Missing18 
TOTAL567100.0
104) Compared with the 1960s and 1970s, do you think the public influence of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) is significantly stronger now, a little stronger now, about the same, a little weaker, or significantly weaker? (PUBINFPC)
TOTAL%
1) Significantly stronger now162.8
2) A little stronger now7412.8
3) About the same now as then11920.7
4) A little weaker now10017.4
5) Significantly weaker now9716.8
6) Don't know17029.5
Missing9 
TOTAL576100.0
105) During the past year, has your congregation participated in the following? - an interfaith coalition that is concerned with community issues (ISSCOMM)
TOTAL%
1) Yes30954.2
2) No20135.3
3) Don't know6010.5
Missing15 
TOTAL570100.0
106) During the past year, has your congregation participated in the following? - efforts to encourage greater understanding among different religions (ISSREL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes27648.3
2) No22038.5
3) Don't know7613.3
Missing13 
TOTAL572100.0
107) During the past year, has your congregation participated in the following? - a voter registration drive (ISSVOTER)
TOTAL%
1) Yes193.3
2) No48184.2
3) Don't know7112.4
Missing14 
TOTAL571100.0
108) During the past year, has your congregation participated in the following? - an effort to support gay and lesbian rights (ISSGAYRT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes356.1
2) No48384.6
3) Don't know539.3
Missing14 
TOTAL571100.0
109) During the past year, has your congregation participated in the following? - service activities involving other nonprofit organizations (ISSSERV)
TOTAL%
1) Yes43375.6
2) No9216.1
3) Don't know488.4
Missing12 
TOTAL573100.0
110) During the past year, has your congregation participated in the following? - a racial awareness or multicultural diversity program (ISSDIV)
TOTAL%
1) Yes19033.3
2) No30052.5
3) Don't know8114.2
Missing14 
TOTAL571100.0
111) Are you an active member of one or more groups outside your congregation that are concerned with Christian responsibility and social action? (OUTSDGRP)
TOTAL%
1) Yes21437.3
2) No35561.8
3) Don't know50.9
Missing11 
TOTAL574100.0
112) Does your congregation have the following ministry? - pre-marital counseling (MINPREMR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes48484.2
2) No6611.5
3) Don't know254.3
Missing10 
TOTAL575100.0
113) Does your congregation have the following ministry? - marital counseling or support groups (MINMARTL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes33959.8
2) No18532.6
3) Don't know437.6
Missing18 
TOTAL567100.0
114) Does your congregation have the following ministry? - parenting classes (MINPARNT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes24242.4
2) No28349.6
3) Don't know468.1
Missing14 
TOTAL571100.0
115) Does your congregation have the following ministry? - Sunday School for children (MINSCHL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes56998.4
2) No81.4
3) Don't know10.2
Missing7 
TOTAL578100.0
116) Does your congregation have the following ministry? - youth ministry (MINYOUTH)
TOTAL%
1) Yes51188.4
2) No6511.2
3) Don't know20.3
Missing7 
TOTAL578100.0
117) Does your congregation have the following ministry? - daycare or after-school programs for children (MINDAYCR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes28349.0
2) No28749.7
3) Don't know81.4
Missing7 
TOTAL578100.0
118) Does your congregation have the following ministry? - ministry for divorced or blended families (MINFAMLY)
TOTAL%
1) Yes14725.7
2) No34259.9
3) Don't know8214.4
Missing14 
TOTAL571100.0
119) Does your congregation have the following ministry? - ministry for elderly/shut-ins (MINELD)
TOTAL%
1) Yes46480.6
2) No9516.5
3) Don't know173.0
Missing9 
TOTAL576100.0
120) Does your congregation have the following ministry? - ministry on balancing work and family (MINWORK)
TOTAL%
1) Yes8915.6
2) No38567.7
3) Don't know9516.7
Missing16 
TOTAL569100.0
121) Does your congregation have the following ministry? - singles ministry (MINSNGLS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes20335.6
2) No32657.2
3) Don't know417.2
Missing15 
TOTAL570100.0
122) Does your congregation have the following ministry? - ministry for victims of domestic violence (MINVCTMS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes8014.1
2) No40070.3
3) Don't know8915.6
Missing16 
TOTAL569100.0
123) Does your congregation have the following ministry? - other family ministries (MINOTHER)
TOTAL%
1) Yes24944.6
2) No19835.5
3) Don't know11119.9
Missing27 
TOTAL558100.0
124) How much do you agree or disagree with the following? - My congregation is doing a good job supporting families. (AGFAMLYS)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree11019.0
2) Agree36362.7
3) Disagree6511.2
4) Strongly disagree183.1
5) No opinion234.0
Missing6 
TOTAL579100.0
125) How much do you agree or disagree with the following? - It is best for children to grow up in an intact two-parent family. (AG2PARNT)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree33959.2
2) Agree21437.3
3) Disagree91.6
4) Strongly disagree10.2
5) No opinion101.7
Missing12 
TOTAL573100.0
126) How much do you agree or disagree with the following? - The church should be tolerant of family changes (divorce, remarriage, same-sex couples) now taking place. (AGCHANGS)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree13023.6
2) Agree25946.9
3) Disagree8315.0
4) Strongly disagree6311.4
5) No opinion173.1
Missing33 
TOTAL552100.0
127) How much do you agree or disagree with the following? - Churches should do all that they can to discourage couples from divorcing. (AGNODIV)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree10818.8
2) Agree29150.7
3) Disagree14024.4
4) Strongly disagree101.7
5) No opinion254.4
Missing11 
TOTAL574100.0
128) How much do you agree or disagree with the following? - In families with children, it is best for men to focus on breadwinning and for women to focus on taking care of home/children. (AGROLES)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree458.0
2) Agree13323.5
3) Disagree25645.2
4) Strongly disagree10418.4
5) No opinion284.9
Missing19 
TOTAL566100.0
129) How much do you agree or disagree with the following? - It is OK for couples to live together before they marry. (AGCOHABT)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree122.1
2) Agree9216.1
3) Disagree26446.2
4) Strongly disagree17230.1
5) No opinion325.6
Missing13 
TOTAL572100.0
130) How much do you agree or disagree with the following? - I would like to get more guidance from my church on marriage or parenting. (AGGUIDNC)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree162.9
2) Agree17030.6
3) Disagree14526.1
4) Strongly disagree315.6
5) No opinion19334.8
Missing30 
TOTAL555100.0
131) How much do you agree or disagree with the following? - My congregation does a good job ministering to singles, the divorced, and blended/step-families. (AGSINGLS)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree366.3
2) Agree20936.3
3) Disagree19734.2
4) Strongly disagree406.9
5) No opinion9416.3
Missing9 
TOTAL576100.0
132) How much do you agree or disagree with the following? - It's more important that children are raised by adults with good parenting skills than by their biological parents. (AGGDSKLL)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree6010.7
2) Agree22139.5
3) Disagree15928.4
4) Strongly disagree325.7
5) No opinion8815.7
Missing25 
TOTAL560100.0
133) How much attention have you given to the changes in welfare law that took place in 1996? (WLFRLAW)
TOTAL%
1) A great deal7613.2
2) Some25544.2
3) Very little11620.1
4) Almost none7613.2
5) None549.4
Missing8 
TOTAL577100.0
134) The 1996 welfare law placed a lifetime limit of five years on receiving welfare benefits. In general, do you think this is a fair way of reforming the welfare system? (WLFR5YR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, fair27047.3
2) No, not fair386.7
3) It depends23240.6
4) Don't know315.4
Missing14 
TOTAL571100.0
135) How much do you agree or disagree with the following statement about partnerships between government and religious organizations formed to provide for the poor? - Churches and religious organizations can benefit from the extra financial assistance provided by state government. (AGRFINAN)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree386.7
2) Agree22640.1
3) Disagree18232.3
4) Strongly disagree7012.4
5) No opinion488.5
Missing21 
TOTAL564100.0
136) How much do you agree or disagree with the following statement about partnerships between government and religious organizations formed to provide for the poor?- Churches and religious organizations are well suited to provide for the poor because of their traditional concern for the needy. (AGRCNCRN)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree7713.6
2) Agree36063.5
3) Disagree9717.1
4) Strongly disagree132.3
5) No opinion203.5
Missing18 
TOTAL567100.0
137) How much do you agree or disagree with the following statement about partnerships between government and religious organizations formed to provide for the poor? - Through providing goods and services, churches and religious organizations have an opportunity to share the gospel with the poor. (AGRGOSPL)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree13724.0
2) Agree40571.1
3) Disagree193.3
4) Strongly disagree30.5
5) No opinion61.1
Missing15 
TOTAL570100.0
138) How much do you agree or disagree with the following statement about partnerships between government and religious organizations formed to provide for the poor? - Churches and religious organizations shouldn't work too closely with the government to help the poor because of separation of church and state. (AGRSEP)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree346.1
2) Agree15928.3
3) Disagree29452.4
4) Strongly disagree488.6
5) No opinion264.6
Missing24 
TOTAL561100.0
139) How much do you agree or disagree with the following statement about partnerships between government and religious organizations formed to provide for the poor? - Churches and religious organizations shouldn't receive money from the government because it will make them more accountable to the government for their actions. (AGRGOVT)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree10418.5
2) Agree23341.4
3) Disagree17430.9
4) Strongly disagree234.1
5) No opinion295.2
Missing22 
TOTAL563100.0
140) How much do you agree or disagree with the following statement about partnerships between government and religious organizations formed to provide for the poor? - Churches and religious organizations should focus on what they do best, and providing social services for the poor on a large scale isn't something they should focus on. (AGRBEST)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree285.0
2) Agree17631.2
3) Disagree27148.0
4) Strongly disagree5810.3
5) No opinion325.7
Missing20 
TOTAL565100.0
141) Please indicate the level of your agreement with the following general statement about racial/ethnic ministries and/or racial justice issues. - Although racial concerns are important, there are more important issues facing the church today. (RACIMPT)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree7713.5
2) Agree32056.1
3) Disagree13223.2
4) Strongly disagree111.9
5) No opinion305.3
Missing15 
TOTAL570100.0
142) Please indicate the level of your agreement with the following general statement about racial/ethnic ministries and/or racial justice issues. - The focus on specific racial concerns is divisive to the unity of the church. (RACUNITY)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree193.4
2) Agree16228.6
3) Disagree29351.8
4) Strongly disagree284.9
5) No opinion6411.3
Missing19 
TOTAL566100.0
143) Please indicate the level of your agreement with the following general statement about racial/ethnic ministries and/or racial justice issues. - Racial issues within the church have largely been resolved. (RACCHRES)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree30.5
2) Agree13123.1
3) Disagree30954.4
4) Strongly disagree6110.7
5) No opinion6411.3
Missing17 
TOTAL568100.0
144) Please indicate the level of your agreement with the following general statement about racial/ethnic ministries and/or racial justice issues. - Racial issues within society at large have largely been resolved. (RACSOCTY)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree40.7
2) Agree396.8
3) Disagree34159.8
4) Strongly disagree16929.6
5) No opinion173.0
Missing15 
TOTAL570100.0
145) Some people say that because of past discrimination, African-Americans should be given preference in hiring and promotion. Others say that such preference in hiring and promotion of blacks is wrong because it discriminates against whites. What about your opinion? What do you think about preferential hiring and promotion of African Americans? (AFFACTN)
TOTAL%
1) Favor strongly142.5
2) Favor slightly8715.3
3) No opinion335.8
4) Oppose slightly17831.3
5) Oppose strongly25745.2
Missing16 
TOTAL569100.0
146) Do you think the quality of leadership in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) would be improved or diminished if the Presbyterian Church had many more African-American elders, pastors, clergy, and professional staff? (AFAMLEAD)
TOTAL%
1) Improved greatly397.0
2) Improved somewhat10018.0
3) No difference29052.1
4) Diminished somewhat458.1
5) Diminished greatly152.7
6) Don't know/No answer6812.2
Missing28 
TOTAL557100.0
147) Please write in the approximate percentage of your congregation who are white/Anglo. (APPWHITE)
TOTAL%
0) None20.4
1) 10.2
8) 10.2
10) 10.2
20) 10.2
33) 10.2
50) 10.2
60) 30.5
70) 20.4
75) 30.5
78) 10.2
80) 91.6
83) 20.4
85) 91.6
87) 10.2
88) 20.4
89) 10.2
90) 285.0
91) 20.4
92) 40.7
93) 61.1
94) 91.6
95) 539.5
96) 254.5
97) 295.2
98) 8715.6
99) 16729.9
100) 100%10719.2
Missing27 
TOTAL558100.0
148) Please write in the approximate percentage of your congregation who are African-American. (APPAFAM)
TOTAL%
0) None4713.3
1) 20357.5
2) 4713.3
3) 144.0
4) 20.6
5) 185.1
6) 20.6
7) 10.3
8) 20.6
10) 51.4
15) 20.6
19) 10.3
20) 20.6
22) 10.3
30) 10.3
99) 20.6
100) 100%30.8
Missing232 
TOTAL353100.0
149) Please write in the approximate percentage of your congregation who are Hispanic American. (APPHSPAM)
TOTAL%
0) None6824.3
1) 12243.6
2) 3512.5
3) 72.5
4) 82.9
5) 227.9
6) 10.4
8) 20.7
9) 10.4
10) 113.9
13) 10.4
15) 10.4
33) 10.4
Missing305 
TOTAL280100.0
150) Please write in the approximate percentage of your congregation who are Asian-American. (APPASNAM)
TOTAL%
0) None4917.2
1) 14751.6
2) 4917.2
3) 62.1
4) 41.4
5) 217.4
6) 10.4
10) 51.8
12) 10.4
80) 10.4
90) 10.4
Missing300 
TOTAL285100.0
151) Please write in the approximate percentage of your congregation who are Native American/American Indian. (APPNATAM)
TOTAL%
0) None11866.7
1) 4525.4
2) 74.0
4) 10.6
5) 31.7
10) 10.6
15) 10.6
18) 10.6
Missing408 
TOTAL177100.0
152) Please write in the approximate percentage of your congregation who are other. (APPOTHER)
TOTAL%
0) None6747.9
1) 4431.4
2) 107.1
3) 42.9
4) 21.4
5) 64.3
6) 10.7
7) 10.7
8) 10.7
9) 10.7
10) 10.7
13) 10.7
27) 10.7
Missing445 
TOTAL140100.0
153) Here is a possible way that the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) can be involved in environmental issues. Please indicate how important you think it is for the PC(USA) to be involved in this way. - lobbying members of Congress or other policymakers (ENVCONG)
TOTAL%
1) Extremely important315.6
2) Very important10318.5
3) Somewhat important20236.3
4) Not very important18733.6
5) Don't know346.1
Missing28 
TOTAL557100.0
154) Here is a possible way that the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) can be involved in environmental issues. Please indicate how important you think it is for the PC(USA) to be involved in this way. - working with government agencies to develop and implement policy (ENVGOVT)
TOTAL%
1) Extremely important285.1
2) Very important14025.3
3) Somewhat important21538.8
4) Not very important14125.5
5) Don't know305.4
Missing31 
TOTAL554100.0
155) Here is a possible way that the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) can be involved in environmental issues. Please indicate how important you think it is for the PC(USA) to be involved in this way. - gathering the opinions of church members and making those known to government (ENVOPIN)
TOTAL%
1) Extremely important6411.4
2) Very important18633.1
3) Somewhat important18933.6
4) Not very important10819.2
5) Don't know152.7
Missing23 
TOTAL562100.0
156) Here is a possible way that the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) can be involved in environmental issues. Please indicate how important you think it is for the PC(USA) to be involved in this way. - helping members and congregations contact their legislators directly (ENVLEGIS)
TOTAL%
1) Extremely important417.3
2) Very important15627.9
3) Somewhat important20737.0
4) Not very important13724.5
5) Don't know193.4
Missing25 
TOTAL560100.0
157) Here is a possible way that the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) can be involved in environmental issues. Please indicate how important you think it is for the PC(USA) to be involved in this way. - communicating church opinions through the media (ENVMEDIA)
TOTAL%
1) Extremely important234.1
2) Very important14225.6
3) Somewhat important21939.5
4) Not very important15427.7
5) Don't know173.1
Missing30 
TOTAL555100.0
158) Here is a possible way that the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) can be involved in environmental issues. Please indicate how important you think it is for the PC(USA) to be involved in this way. - endorsing political candidates and encouraging members to vote for them (ENVVOTE)
TOTAL%
1) Extremely important91.6
2) Very important478.5
3) Somewhat important11220.3
4) Not very important34061.6
5) Don't know448.0
Missing33 
TOTAL552100.0
159) Here is a possible way that the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) can be involved in environmental issues. Please indicate how important you think it is for the PC(USA) to be involved in this way. - providing educational materials to congregations and members (ENVEDUC)
TOTAL%
1) Extremely important549.7
2) Very important20236.3
3) Somewhat important20536.8
4) Not very important8715.6
5) Don't know91.6
Missing28 
TOTAL557100.0
160) Here is a possible way that the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) can be involved in environmental issues. Please indicate how important you think it is for the PC(USA) to be involved in this way. - training clergy to be more aware of and involved in environmental concerns (ENVTRAIN)
TOTAL%
1) Extremely important417.3
2) Very important14826.4
3) Somewhat important23341.6
4) Not very important12923.0
5) Don't know91.6
Missing25 
TOTAL560100.0
161) Here is a possible way that the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) can be involved in environmental issues. Please indicate how important you think it is for the PC(USA) to be involved in this way. - researching environmental issues and writing study papers with policy recommendations (ENVPOLCY)
TOTAL%
1) Extremely important224.0
2) Very important7112.8
3) Somewhat important18132.6
4) Not very important25045.0
5) Don't know315.6
Missing30 
TOTAL555100.0
162) Here is a possible way that the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) can be involved in environmental issues. Please indicate how important you think it is for the PC(USA) to be involved in this way. - passing resolutions and policy statements in the General Assembly (ENVGENAS)
TOTAL%
1) Extremely important244.3
2) Very important10418.7
3) Somewhat important20837.5
4) Not very important19535.1
5) Don't know244.3
Missing30 
TOTAL555100.0
163) Here is a possible way that the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) can be involved in environmental issues. Please indicate how important you think it is for the PC(USA) to be involved in this way. - promoting grassroots and congregational action on environmental problems in local areas (ENVROOTS)
TOTAL%
1) Extremely important508.9
2) Very important17130.4
3) Somewhat important18833.5
4) Not very important13223.5
5) Don't know213.7
Missing23 
TOTAL562100.0
164) Here is a possible way that the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) can be involved in environmental issues. Please indicate how important you think it is for the PC(USA) to be involved in this way. - developing a network of members around the country concerned with these issues (ENVNTWRK)
TOTAL%
1) Extremely important305.4
2) Very important12221.8
3) Somewhat important19334.5
4) Not very important18432.9
5) Don't know305.4
Missing26 
TOTAL559100.0
165) Here is a possible way that the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) can be involved in environmental issues. Please indicate how important you think it is for the PC(USA) to be involved in this way. - working toward better international agreements on global environmental problems (ENVINTNL)
TOTAL%
1) Extremely important539.5
2) Very important12822.9
3) Somewhat important19534.9
4) Not very important16128.9
5) Don't know213.8
Missing27 
TOTAL558100.0
166) Here is a possible way that the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) can be involved in environmental issues. Please indicate how important you think it is for the PC(USA) to be involved in this way.- focusing on environmental concerns in foreign mission work (ENVMISSN)
TOTAL%
1) Extremely important335.9
2) Very important12923.1
3) Somewhat important22039.4
4) Not very important15026.8
5) Don't know274.8
Missing26 
TOTAL559100.0
167) Here is a possible way that the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) can be involved in environmental issues. Please indicate how important you think it is for the PC(USA) to be involved in this way.- working with secular environmental organizations toward common goals (ENVSECLR)
TOTAL%
1) Extremely important305.4
2) Very important13123.4
3) Somewhat important23141.3
4) Not very important13824.7
5) Don't know295.2
Missing26 
TOTAL559100.0
168) How much do you agree or disagree with the following statement? The Church should be more involved in environmental problems that impact humans directly, such as polluted drinking water, than on problems that have less direct human impact, such as protecting endangered species. (AGREHUMN)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree8915.7
2) Agree30453.7
3) Strongly disagree569.9
4) Disagree7513.3
5) No opinion427.4
Missing19 
TOTAL566100.0
169) How much do you agree or disagree with the following statement? The Church should be more involved in environmental problems that primarily effect poor and minority communities, such as hazardous waste dumps in depressed areas, than on problems that do not affect one class or race more than another. (AGREPOOR)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree7413.2
2) Agree21438.1
3) Strongly disagree7914.1
4) Disagree13724.4
5) No opinion5810.3
Missing23 
TOTAL562100.0
170) The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) is involved in a range of social concerns and public issues. Compared to other concerns, how much time and effort should the Church spend working on environmental issues? (ENVISSUE)
TOTAL%
1) A lot more366.3
2) A little more10518.5
3) About the same amount16729.3
4) A little less6411.2
5) A lot less9316.3
6) Don't know10418.3
Missing16 
TOTAL569100.0
171) Sample (SAMPLE)
TOTAL%
2) Elders585100.0
TOTAL585100.0
172) Old code (OLDCODE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL584872.509519
173) How many years have you been a member of your current congregation? (YEARSMEM)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL58020.94115
174) How far do you live from your congregation? (FARLIVE)
TOTAL%
0) Less than one mile10.2
1) 12822.5
2) 10318.1
3) 8314.6
4) 457.9
5) 6912.1
6) 213.7
7) 234.0
8) 193.3
9) 61.1
10) 234.0
11) 30.5
12) 132.3
13) 10.2
14) 30.5
15) 91.6
16) 30.5
17) 20.4
18) 10.2
20) 50.9
22) 20.4
25) 20.4
26) 10.2
35) 10.2
75) 10.2
Missing17 
TOTAL568100.0
175) How often do you attend your congregation's Sunday worship services? (ATTNDSUN)
TOTAL%
1) Never20.3
4) Several times a year10.2
5) Once a month61.0
6) Two to three times a month498.4
7) Nearly every week30652.4
8) Every week22037.7
Missing1 
TOTAL584100.0
176) What is the approximate membership of the congregation(s) you attend? (MEMMEM)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL5611085.8061726
177) Have you ever been ordained an elder in the Presbyterian Church? (ORDELDER)
TOTAL%
1) No40.7
2) Yes57299.3
Missing9 
TOTAL576100.0
178) (ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ANSWERED 1="YES" TO ORDELDER) Are you now serving on session? (SRVELDER)
TOTAL%
1) No569.6
2) Yes52590.4
Missing4 
TOTAL581100.0
179) Have you ever been ordained a deacon in the Presbyterian Church? (ORDDECON)
TOTAL%
1) No31455.1
2) Yes25644.9
Missing15 
TOTAL570100.0
180) (ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ANSWERED 1="YES" TO ORDDECON) Are you currently serving on the board of deacons? (SRVDECON)
TOTAL%
1) No27097.5
2) Yes72.5
Missing308 
TOTAL277100.0
181) Do you hold the following position in church? - Chair of congregational committee or task force (POSCHAIR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked29750.9
1) Checked28749.1
Missing1 
TOTAL584100.0
182) Do you hold the following position in church? - Member of congregational committee or task force (POSFORCE)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked26545.4
1) Checked31954.6
Missing1 
TOTAL584100.0
183) Do you hold the following position in church? - Member of presbytery, synod, or General Assembly committee or task force (POSPRSBY)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked52389.6
1) Checked6110.4
Missing1 
TOTAL584100.0
184) Do you hold the following position in church? - Officer of men's, women's, or youth group (POSOFFCR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked47381.0
1) Checked11119.0
Missing1 
TOTAL584100.0
185) Do you hold the following position in church? - Organist or choir director (POSORGST)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked57297.9
1) Checked122.1
Missing1 
TOTAL584100.0
186) Do you hold the following position in church? - Member of choir (POSCHOIR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked47280.8
1) Checked11219.2
Missing1 
TOTAL584100.0
187) Do you hold the following position in church? - Other (POSOTHER)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked50686.6
1) Checked7813.4
Missing1 
TOTAL584100.0
188) Do you hold the following position in church? - Sunday school teacher (POSTCHR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked52089.0
1) Checked6411.0
Missing1 
TOTAL584100.0
189) Please take a few moments to think back over the last year. Have there been any Sundays, any at all, when you were unable to attend or happened not to attend worship at your congregation? Was the following factor a reason you missed one or more Sundays during the last year? - My job/business required me to be at work on Sunday. (NOTJOB)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked48983.9
1) Checked9416.1
Missing2 
TOTAL583100.0
190) Please take a few moments to think back over the last year. Have there been any Sundays, any at all, when you were unable to attend or happened not to attend worship at your congregation? Was the following factor a reason you missed one or more Sundays during the last year? - I was traveling on business over a weekend and didn't get home in time. (NOTTRVL)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked45678.2
1) Checked12721.8
Missing2 
TOTAL583100.0
191) Please take a few moments to think back over the last year. Have there been any Sundays, any at all, when you were unable to attend or happened not to attend worship at your congregation? Was the following factor a reason you missed one or more Sundays during the last year? - I was ill. (NOTILL)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked33357.1
1) Checked25042.9
Missing2 
TOTAL583100.0
192) Please take a few moments to think back over the last year. Have there been any Sundays, any at all, when you were unable to attend or happened not to attend worship at your congregation? Was the following factor a reason you missed one or more Sundays during the last year? - I had family responsibilities (e.g., caring for an ill or disabled child or parent). (NOTFAMLY)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked45477.7
1) Checked13022.3
Missing1 
TOTAL584100.0
193) Please take a few moments to think back over the last year. Have there been any Sundays, any at all, when you were unable to attend or happened not to attend worship at your congregation? Was the following factor a reason you missed one or more Sundays during the last year? - I was away on vacation. (NOTVACAT)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked6511.2
1) Checked51788.8
Missing3 
TOTAL582100.0
194) Please take a few moments to think back over the last year. Have there been any Sundays, any at all, when you were unable to attend or happened not to attend worship at your congregation? Was the following factor a reason you missed one or more Sundays during the last year? - I needed the time to catch up on other responsibilities. (NOTTIME)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked50987.3
1) Checked7412.7
Missing2 
TOTAL583100.0
195) Please take a few moments to think back over the last year. Have there been any Sundays, any at all, when you were unable to attend or happened not to attend worship at your congregation? Was the following factor a reason you missed one or more Sundays during the last year? - I just didn't feel like going. (NOTFEEL)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked50887.0
1) Checked7613.0
Missing1 
TOTAL584100.0
196) 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 checked52489.7
1) Checked6010.3
Missing1 
TOTAL584100.0
197) 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 checked57498.3
1) Checked101.7
Missing1 
TOTAL584100.0
198) 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 checked45177.4
1) Checked13222.6
Missing2 
TOTAL583100.0
199) 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 checked48583.0
1) Checked9917.0
Missing1 
TOTAL584100.0
200) 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 checked56797.1
1) Checked172.9
Missing1 
TOTAL584100.0
201) 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 checked58199.5
1) Checked30.5
Missing1 
TOTAL584100.0
202) 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 checked56496.6
1) Checked203.4
Missing1 
TOTAL584100.0
203) 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 hours244.2
2) One to two hours7312.7
3) Three to five hours17530.4
4) Six to ten hours16528.6
5) Eleven to twenty hours10017.4
6) More than twenty hours396.8
Missing9 
TOTAL576100.0
204) 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 hours223.8
2) One to two hours10117.5
3) Three to five hours16127.9
4) Six to ten hours16528.5
5) Eleven to twenty hours6811.8
6) More than twenty hours6110.6
Missing7 
TOTAL578100.0
205) 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 hours27849.0
2) One to two hours12121.3
3) Three to five hours10218.0
4) Six to ten hours396.9
5) Eleven to twenty hours142.5
6) More than twenty hours132.3
Missing18 
TOTAL567100.0
206) 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 hours20836.6
2) One to two hours13323.4
3) Three to five hours11520.2
4) Six to ten hours569.8
5) Eleven to twenty hours325.6
6) More than twenty hours254.4
Missing16 
TOTAL569100.0
207) 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 more24642.3
2) About the same participation28148.3
3) Participate less559.5
Missing3 
TOTAL582100.0
208) How likely is it that you will be a part of your current congregation five years from now? (ACT5YRS)
TOTAL%
1) Very likely44175.9
2) Likely7713.3
3) Not sure356.0
4) Not at all likely122.1
5) Not very likely162.8
Missing4 
TOTAL581100.0
209) (ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ANSWERED THAT THEY ARE "NOT VERY" OR "NOT AT ALL LIKELY" TO BE A PART OF THEIR CURRENT CONGREGATION FIVE YEARS FROM NOW) Rate the importance of the following factor in your likelihood of leaving: moving away from this area/community. (LVAREA)
TOTAL%
1) Very important2264.7
2) Important12.9
3) Not very important38.8
4) Not at all important823.5
Missing551 
TOTAL34100.0
210) (ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ANSWERED THAT THEY ARE "NOT VERY" OR "NOT AT ALL LIKELY" TO BE A PART OF THEIR CURRENT CONGREGATION FIVE YEARS FROM NOW) Rate the importance of the following factor in your likelihood of leaving: too much conflict in the congregation. (LVCNFLCT)
TOTAL%
1) Very important725.0
2) Important310.7
3) Not very important310.7
4) Not at all important1553.6
Missing557 
TOTAL28100.0
211) (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 important311.5
2) Important311.5
3) Not very important519.2
4) Not at all important1557.7
Missing559 
TOTAL26100.0
212) (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 am getting married and will switch to my spouse's church. (LVSPOUSE)
TOTAL%
3) Not very important14.0
4) Not at all important2496.0
Missing560 
TOTAL25100.0
213) (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 important28.0
2) Important520.0
3) Not very important28.0
4) Not at all important1664.0
Missing560 
TOTAL25100.0
214) (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 important829.6
2) Important27.4
3) Not very important13.7
4) Not at all important1659.3
Missing558 
TOTAL27100.0
215) (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 important725.0
2) Important27.1
3) Not very important13.6
4) Not at all important1864.3
Missing557 
TOTAL28100.0
216) (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 important28.0
2) Important14.0
3) Not very important14.0
4) Not at all important2184.0
Missing560 
TOTAL25100.0
217) (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 concerns550.0
2) Denomination220.0
3) All else330.0
Missing575 
TOTAL10100.0
218) During your life, have you ever been a member of a congregation affiliated with a denomination other than Presbyterian? (DENOMOTH)
TOTAL%
1) No22939.6
2) Yes35060.4
Missing6 
TOTAL579100.0
219) (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
TOTAL37530.6418
220) (ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE BEEN AFFILIATED WITH A DENOMINATION OTHER THAN PRESBYTERIAN DURING THEIR LIFE) Please indicate whether you've belonged to the following denomination: Baptist (DENBAPT)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked49885.7
1) Checked8314.3
Missing4 
TOTAL581100.0
221) (ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE BEEN AFFILIATED WITH A DENOMINATION OTHER THAN PRESBYTERIAN DURING THEIR LIFE) Please indicate whether you've belonged to the following denomination: Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) (DENDISC)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked56997.6
1) Checked142.4
Missing2 
TOTAL583100.0
222) (ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE BEEN AFFILIATED WITH A DENOMINATION OTHER THAN PRESBYTERIAN DURING THEIR LIFE) Please indicate whether you've belonged to the following denomination: Episcopalian (DENEPIS)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked55795.5
1) Checked264.5
Missing2 
TOTAL583100.0
223) (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 checked58099.3
1) Checked40.7
Missing1 
TOTAL584100.0
224) (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 checked53792.0
1) Checked478.0
Missing1 
TOTAL584100.0
225) (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 checked45277.4
1) Checked13222.6
Missing1 
TOTAL584100.0
226) (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 checked56696.9
1) Checked183.1
Missing1 
TOTAL584100.0
227) (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 checked55995.7
1) Checked254.3
Missing1 
TOTAL584100.0
228) (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 checked55294.5
1) Checked325.5
Missing1 
TOTAL584100.0
229) (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 checked52589.9
1) Checked5910.1
Missing1 
TOTAL584100.0
230) When you were a teenager, how often did your father attend religious services? (DADREL)
TOTAL%
1) Never7613.4
2) Less than once a year305.3
3) Once or twice a year5910.4
4) Several times a year519.0
5) About once a month223.9
6) Two to three times a month508.8
7) Nearly every week14625.7
8) Every week11019.4
9) Don't know/not applicable234.1
Missing18 
TOTAL567100.0
231) When you were a teenager, how often did your mother attend religious services? (MOMREL)
TOTAL%
1) Never437.7
2) Less than once a year152.7
3) Once or twice a year396.9
4) Several times a year407.1
5) About once a month254.4
6) Two to three times a month5710.1
7) Nearly every week18633.1
8) Every week15126.9
9) Don't know/not applicable61.1
Missing23 
TOTAL562100.0
232) 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) Baptist6711.6
2) Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)152.6
3) Episcopalian142.4
4) Friends (Quaker)20.3
5) Lutheran356.1
6) Methodist8514.7
7) Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), PCUS, UPCUSA, or UPCNA26545.9
8) Reformed40.7
9) Roman Catholic213.6
10) UCC (United Church of Christ/Congregational)162.8
11) None172.9
12) Other356.1
99) More than one selected10.2
Missing8 
TOTAL577100.0
233) Were you raised in the congregation you currently belong to? (CONGRAIS)
TOTAL%
1) No48983.9
2) Yes9416.1
Missing2 
TOTAL583100.0
234) Which of the following terms best describes your current stand on theological issues? (THELVIEW)
TOTAL%
1) Very conservative356.0
2) Conservative19834.0
3) Moderate25944.4
4) Liberal7412.7
5) Very liberal172.9
Missing2 
TOTAL583100.0
235) Have you ever tried to encourage someone to believe in Jesus Christ or to accept Him as a personal savior? (SAVIOR)
TOTAL%
1) No17930.7
2) Yes40469.3
Missing2 
TOTAL583100.0
236) 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) No32356.2
2) Yes25243.8
Missing10 
TOTAL575100.0
237) 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.10.2
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.9816.9
3) It is the Word of God and its stories and teaching provide a powerful motivation as we work toward God's reign in the world.27948.1
4) It is the inspired, authoritative Word of God that is without error in all that it says about faith and morals.14324.7
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.579.8
9) More than one selected20.3
Missing5 
TOTAL580100.0
238) Do you think there is a heaven, where people who have led good lives are eternally rewarded? (HEAVEN)
TOTAL%
1) No498.6
2) Yes45679.7
3) Not sure6711.7
Missing13 
TOTAL572100.0
239) 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) No10818.8
2) Yes28950.4
3) Not sure17630.7
Missing12 
TOTAL573100.0
240) 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) Essential20334.9
2) Very important22238.1
3) Somewhat important14124.2
4) Not at all important162.7
Missing3 
TOTAL582100.0
241) 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) Essential30953.1
2) Very important20535.2
3) Somewhat important6711.5
4) Not at all important10.2
Missing3 
TOTAL582100.0
242) 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) Essential7012.0
2) Very important26846.0
3) Somewhat important20835.7
4) Not at all important376.3
Missing2 
TOTAL583100.0
243) 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) Essential16428.4
2) Very important34860.3
3) Somewhat important6310.9
4) Not at all important20.3
Missing8 
TOTAL577100.0
244) When you think about the qualities of a good Christian life, how important is the following to you? - Attending church regularly (LIFECHRC)
TOTAL%
1) Essential23240.0
2) Very important27447.2
3) Somewhat important6911.9
4) Not at all important50.9
Missing5 
TOTAL580100.0
245) 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) Essential13623.3
2) Very important26144.8
3) Somewhat important17029.2
4) Not at all important162.7
Missing2 
TOTAL583100.0
246) 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) Essential43875.1
2) Very important14024.0
3) Somewhat important50.9
Missing2 
TOTAL583100.0
247) 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 (PRISOCL)
TOTAL%
1) Essential7512.9
2) Very important26245.2
3) Somewhat important20635.5
4) Not at all important376.4
Missing5 
TOTAL580100.0
248) 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) Essential12421.3
2) Very important33156.9
3) Somewhat important11619.9
4) Not at all important111.9
Missing3 
TOTAL582100.0
249) 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) Essential21837.5
2) Very important33657.8
3) Somewhat important274.6
Missing4 
TOTAL581100.0
250) 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) Essential9716.8
2) Very important29450.9
3) Somewhat important17329.9
4) Not at all important142.4
Missing7 
TOTAL578100.0
251) 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) Essential12321.1
2) Very important28949.7
3) Somewhat important14925.6
4) Not at all important213.6
Missing3 
TOTAL582100.0
252) 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) Essential9716.9
2) Very important19734.3
3) Somewhat important18732.6
4) Not at all important9316.2
Missing11 
TOTAL574100.0
253) 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 agree376.4
2) Agree10718.6
3) Not sure6611.5
4) Disagree25844.8
5) Strongly disagree10818.8
Missing9 
TOTAL576100.0
254) 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 agree244.1
2) Agree10117.4
3) Not sure10518.1
4) Disagree18832.4
5) Strongly disagree16227.9
Missing5 
TOTAL580100.0
255) Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with the following statement: There is a life beyond death. (AGDEATH)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree38766.6
2) Agree13923.9
3) Not sure488.3
4) Disagree71.2
Missing4 
TOTAL581100.0
256) 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 agree28949.7
2) Agree14024.1
3) Not sure7813.4
4) Disagree6411.0
5) Strongly disagree101.7
Missing4 
TOTAL581100.0
257) 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 agree15927.6
2) Agree9316.1
3) Not sure15126.2
4) Disagree11820.5
5) Strongly disagree559.5
Missing9 
TOTAL576100.0
258) 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 agree132.2
2) Agree518.8
3) Not sure508.7
4) Disagree19633.9
5) Strongly disagree26846.4
Missing7 
TOTAL578100.0
259) 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 agree111.9
2) Agree7412.8
3) Not sure6611.4
4) Disagree30152.2
5) Strongly disagree12521.7
Missing8 
TOTAL577100.0
260) 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 agree18532.2
2) Agree34259.5
3) Not sure305.2
4) Disagree152.6
5) Strongly disagree30.5
Missing10 
TOTAL575100.0
261) 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 agree122.1
2) Agree529.0
3) Not sure14525.0
4) Disagree20134.7
5) Strongly disagree17029.3
Missing5 
TOTAL580100.0
262) 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 agree386.6
2) Agree14224.6
3) Not sure9416.3
4) Disagree13823.9
5) Strongly disagree16628.7
Missing7 
TOTAL578100.0
263) Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with the following statement: The Devil (Satan) really exists. (AGDEVIL)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree16929.2
2) Agree18932.6
3) Not sure12922.3
4) Disagree559.5
5) Strongly disagree376.4
Missing6 
TOTAL579100.0
264) Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with the following statement: Jesus was born of a virgin. (AGBORN)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree26044.9
2) Agree19834.2
3) Not sure9416.2
4) Disagree203.5
5) Strongly disagree71.2
Missing6 
TOTAL579100.0
265) 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 agree28849.6
2) Agree18231.3
3) Not sure8715.0
4) Disagree193.3
5) Strongly disagree50.9
Missing4 
TOTAL581100.0
266) Do you consider yourself a "born-again" Christian? (BORNAGN)
TOTAL%
1) No33357.5
2) Yes18231.4
3) Not sure6411.1
Missing6 
TOTAL579100.0
267) People have differing views on how Christians ought to act in their daily lives. Please indicate how much you would admire or disapprove of someone who acted in this way: drinks alcohol in moderation. (ACTALCL)
TOTAL%
1) Admire61.0
2) Think is all right44175.8
3) Mildly disapprove11319.4
4) Highly disapprove223.8
Missing3 
TOTAL582100.0
268) People have differing views on how Christians ought to act in their daily lives. Please indicate how much you would admire or disapprove of someone who acted in this way: is very ambitious. (ACTAMBT)
TOTAL%
1) Admire11019.0
2) Think is all right40469.9
3) Mildly disapprove6210.7
4) Highly disapprove20.3
Missing7 
TOTAL578100.0
269) 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) Admire17730.7
2) Think is all right34059.0
3) Mildly disapprove549.4
4) Highly disapprove50.9
Missing9 
TOTAL576100.0
270) People have differing views on how Christians ought to act in their daily lives. Please indicate how much you would admire or disapprove of someone who acted in this way: lives together in a heterosexual relationship outside of marriage. (ACTTOGT)
TOTAL%
1) Admire50.9
2) Think is all right6310.8
3) Mildly disapprove25343.5
4) Highly disapprove26044.8
Missing4 
TOTAL581100.0
271) 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%
2) Think is all right20.3
3) Mildly disapprove20134.5
4) Highly disapprove37965.1
Missing3 
TOTAL582100.0
272) People have differing views on how Christians ought to act in their daily lives. Please indicate how much you would admire or disapprove of someone who acted in this way: is openly, actively gay or lesbian. (ACTGAY)
TOTAL%
1) Admire30.5
2) Think is all right9716.8
3) Mildly disapprove17229.9
4) Highly disapprove30452.8
Missing9 
TOTAL576100.0
273) 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) Admire122.1
2) Think is all right11820.5
3) Mildly disapprove14324.8
4) Highly disapprove30352.6
Missing9 
TOTAL576100.0
274) 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) Admire23440.4
2) Think is all right30753.0
3) Mildly disapprove315.4
4) Highly disapprove71.2
Missing6 
TOTAL579100.0
275) People have differing views on how Christians ought to act in their daily lives. Please indicate how much you would admire or disapprove of someone who acted in this way: cheats on her/his income tax. (ACTTAX)
TOTAL%
2) Think is all right30.5
3) Mildly disapprove12220.9
4) Highly disapprove45878.6
Missing2 
TOTAL583100.0
276) 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 approval25844.3
2) Probably favor approval10918.7
3) Not sure488.2
4) Probably do not favor approval7412.7
5) Definitely do not favor approval9416.1
Missing2 
TOTAL583100.0
277) What is your sex? (GENDER)
TOTAL%
1) Female29650.7
2) Male28849.3
Missing1 
TOTAL584100.0
278) What is your present age? (AGE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL57957.35912
279) 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 farm6911.8
2) On a farm254.3
3) In a small city or town (under 50,000)17730.4
4) In a medium-size city (50,000-250,000)7012.0
5) In a suburb near a medium-size city539.1
6) In a large city (over 250,000)7512.9
7) In a suburb near a large city11419.6
Missing2 
TOTAL583100.0
280) What is your employment status? (YOUREMP1)
TOTAL%
1) Employed full time23239.8
2) Employed part time569.6
3) Self-employed5910.1
4) Unemployed50.9
5) Retired18932.4
6) Full-time homemaker386.5
7) Student10.2
8) Other (specify)30.5
Missing2 
TOTAL583100.0
281) What is your employment status? (YOUREMP2)
TOTAL%
3) Self-employed2128.4
5) Retired1723.0
6) Full-time homemaker2432.4
7) Student56.8
8) Other (specify)79.5
Missing511 
TOTAL74100.0
282) If you are employed full time, part time, or self-employed, please indicate the average hours worked per week over the last year. (AVGHOURS)
TOTAL%
0) 30.8
1) 10.3
2) 20.6
3) 10.3
4) 10.3
5) 51.4
6) 20.6
8) 20.6
9) 10.3
10) 113.1
11) 10.3
12) 20.6
15) 30.8
16) 20.6
18) 20.6
20) 226.2
22) 10.3
23) 30.8
24) 20.6
25) 30.8
27) 30.8
28) 10.3
29) 10.3
30) 113.1
34) 10.3
35) 174.8
36) 20.6
37) 20.6
38) 72.0
39) 10.3
40) 8624.1
42) 51.4
43) 30.8
44) 10.3
45) 349.5
46) 20.6
47) 20.6
48) 72.0
50) 4913.7
52) 51.4
54) 10.3
55) 133.6
56) 30.8
60) 236.4
65) 51.4
70) 10.3
86) 10.3
Missing228 
TOTAL357100.0
283) What is your present marital status? (MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Married49685.4
2) Not married8514.6
Missing4 
TOTAL581100.0
284) (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 married2529.1
2) Yes, am now widowed3136.0
3) Yes, am now divorced2731.4
4) Both Widowed and divorced33.5
Missing499 
TOTAL86100.0
285) 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%
16) 20.4
17) 50.9
18) 224.0
19) 325.8
20) 5810.5
21) 7012.7
22) 9316.9
23) 498.9
24) 468.4
25) 509.1
26) 366.5
27) 234.2
28) 152.7
29) 101.8
30) 101.8
31) 30.5
32) 71.3
33) 40.7
35) 20.4
36) 40.7
37) 10.2
38) 10.2
39) 10.2
40) 10.2
41) 10.2
42) 10.2
43) 10.2
44) 10.2
68) 10.2
Missing35 
TOTAL550100.0
286) (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) No40784.3
2) Yes, was widowed142.9
3) Yes, was divorced5912.2
4) Both widowed and divorced30.6
Missing102 
TOTAL483100.0
287) (ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ARE MARRIED) Overall, how often does your husband or wife attend Sunday worship services? (SPSSUN)
TOTAL%
1) Never81.6
2) Less than once a year61.2
3) Once or twice a year102.0
4) Several times a year234.7
5) About once a month183.7
6) Two to three times a month387.7
7) Nearly every week24048.9
8) Every week14830.1
Missing94 
TOTAL491100.0
288) (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) No449.0
2) Yes44791.0
Missing94 
TOTAL491100.0
289) (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 do2040.8
2) Generally attends another congregation816.3
3) Sometimes attends my congregation, sometimes another24.1
4) Usually does not attend1938.8
Missing536 
TOTAL49100.0
290) (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) Baptist5311.0
2) Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)102.1
3) Episcopalian153.1
4) Friends10.2
5) Lutheran347.1
6) Methodist8016.6
7) Presbyterian17837.0
8) Reformed61.2
9) Roman Catholic367.5
10) United Church of Christ153.1
11) None194.0
12) Other347.1
Missing104 
TOTAL481100.0
291) (ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ARE MARRIED) Please indicate your husband or wife's current religious affiliation. (SPSCURNT)
TOTAL%
3) Episcopalian10.2
5) Lutheran10.2
6) Methodist20.5
7) Presbyterian41193.6
8) Reformed10.2
9) Roman Catholic71.6
11) None143.2
12) Other20.5
Missing146 
TOTAL439100.0
292) (ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ARE MARRIED) Please indicate your spouse's employment status. (SPSEMP1)
TOTAL%
1) Employed full time18137.0
2) Employed part time5511.2
3) Self-employed377.6
4) Unemployed20.4
5) Retired13427.4
6) Full-time homemaker7515.3
8) Other51.0
Missing96 
TOTAL489100.0
293) (ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ARE MARRIED) Please indicate your spouse's employment status. (SPSEMP2)
TOTAL%
1) Employed full time12.2
2) Employed part time12.2
3) Self-employed1942.2
5) Retired511.1
6) Full-time homemaker1328.9
7) Student36.7
8) Other36.7
Missing540 
TOTAL45100.0
294) (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) None113.9
2) 10.4
5) 10.4
7) 10.4
8) 31.1
9) 20.7
10) 31.1
12) 10.4
13) 10.4
15) 62.1
16) 62.1
18) 20.7
20) 248.4
24) 10.4
25) 51.8
26) 10.4
30) 82.8
31) 10.4
32) 20.7
33) 10.4
35) 72.5
36) 10.4
38) 41.4
40) 7626.7
41) 10.4
42) 20.7
44) 31.1
45) 238.1
46) 10.4
47) 10.4
48) 20.7
50) 4014.0
55) 134.6
60) 176.0
62) 10.4
65) 31.1
66) 10.4
70) 31.1
72) 10.4
80) 20.7
86) 10.4
90) 10.4
Missing300 
TOTAL285100.0
295) How many children have you had? (KIDS)
TOTAL%
0) None6210.7
1) One528.9
2) Two23440.2
3) Three15326.3
4) Four498.4
5) Five234.0
6) Six50.9
7) Seven30.5
9) Nine or more10.2
Missing3 
TOTAL582100.0
296) What age were you, approximately, when your first child was born? (AGEKID)
TOTAL%
9) 10.2
16) 10.2
17) 10.2
18) 40.8
19) 142.7
20) 183.5
21) 275.2
22) 387.3
23) 417.9
24) 448.5
25) 5911.4
26) 5210.0
27) 417.9
28) 346.6
29) 316.0
30) 428.1
31) 101.9
32) 193.7
33) 81.5
34) 91.7
35) 91.7
36) 30.6
37) 71.3
38) 30.6
40) 20.4
41) 10.2
Missing66 
TOTAL519100.0
297) Do you have any legally adopted children? (ADPTKIDS)
TOTAL%
1) No54192.8
2) Yes427.2
Missing2 
TOTAL583100.0
298) (ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE LEGALLY ADOPTED CHILDREN) How many legally adopted children do you have? (ADPTMANY)
TOTAL%
1) One2458.5
2) Two1331.7
3) Three12.4
4) Four12.4
5) Five12.4
9) Nine or more12.4
Missing544 
TOTAL41100.0
299) Do you have any stepchildren (that is, did your spouse already have children at the time of your marriage)? (STEPKIDS)
TOTAL%
1) No49188.5
2) Yes6411.5
Missing30 
TOTAL555100.0
300) (ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE STEPCHILDREN) How many stepchildren do you have? (STEPMANY)
TOTAL%
1) One1624.6
2) Two2944.6
3) Three1523.1
4) Four11.5
5) Five46.2
Missing520 
TOTAL65100.0
301) 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.6110.5
2) Two of us33557.7
3) Three of us8214.1
4) Four of us7012.0
5) Five of us274.6
6) Six of us20.3
7) Seven or more of us30.5
8) Not applicable10.2
Missing4 
TOTAL581100.0
302) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are: aged under six years? (HOLD6)
TOTAL%
0) None8869.8
1) One2419.0
2) Two129.5
3) Three10.8
4) Four10.8
Missing459 
TOTAL126100.0
303) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are: aged six to twelve years? (HOLD612)
TOTAL%
0) None7950.0
1) One5333.5
2) Two2213.9
3) Three42.5
Missing427 
TOTAL158100.0
304) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are: aged thirteen to seventeen years? (HOLD1317)
TOTAL%
0) None7145.2
1) One6843.3
2) Two1610.2
3) Three21.3
Missing428 
TOTAL157100.0
305) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are: aged eighteen to twenty-four years? (HOLD1824)
TOTAL%
0) None8569.1
1) One3125.2
2) Two64.9
3) Three10.8
Missing462 
TOTAL123100.0
306) Of the total number of persons, including yourself, in your household, how many are: aged twenty-five and over? (HOLD25PL)
TOTAL%
0) None30.5
1) One6812.3
2) Two44880.7
3) Three335.9
4) Four30.5
Missing30 
TOTAL555100.0
307) 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 alone5910.2
2) A single parent, living with one or more children132.3
3) A married couple, no children in household30953.6
4) A married couple, living with one or more children16428.4
5) An unmarried couple, no children in household20.3
6) An unmarried couple, living with one or more children10.2
7) Another family arrangement (2 or more related adults), living with no children162.8
8) Another family arrangement (2 or more related adults), living with one or more children101.7
11) Some other arrangement30.5
Missing8 
TOTAL577100.0
308) Is the home in which you currently live: (OWNHOME)
TOTAL%
1) Rented by you193.3
2) Owned by you free and clear of mortgage24542.2
3) Owned by you with a mortgage30752.8
4) Owned by your congregation (i.e., a manse)91.5
5) Other10.2
Missing4 
TOTAL581100.0
309) In what state were you born? If you were not born in the United States, in what country were you born? (BRNSTATE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL58131.31314
310) In how many countries besides the United States have you lived? (CNTRYLIV)
TOTAL%
0) None47082.6
1) One5710.0
2) Two274.7
3) Three81.4
4) Four20.4
5) Five40.7
99) Many10.2
Missing16 
TOTAL569100.0
311) In how many states within the United States have you lived? (STATELIV)
TOTAL%
0) None417.1
1) 12721.9
2) 10618.3
3) 13323.0
4) 7513.0
5) 478.1
6) 223.8
7) 132.2
8) 81.4
9) 20.3
10) 40.7
99) Many10.2
Missing6 
TOTAL579100.0
312) Generally speaking, do you think of yourself as a Democrat, Independent, Republican, or other? (POLITAFF)
TOTAL%
1) Democrat15126.2
2) Independent9316.1
3) Republican32456.2
4) Other91.6
Missing8 
TOTAL577100.0
313) What is your race or origin? (RACE1)
TOTAL%
1) White or Caucasian57198.1
2) Black or African-American50.9
3) Indian (American) or Alaska Native10.2
4) Asian or Pacific Islander20.3
6) Multiracial10.2
7) Some other race20.3
Missing3 
TOTAL582100.0
314) What is your race or origin? (RACE2)
TOTAL%
1) White or Caucasian240.0
2) Black or African-American120.0
3) Indian (American) or Alaska Native120.0
5) Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish origin120.0
Missing580 
TOTAL5100.0
315) 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) None11219.8
1) One16128.5
2) Two20235.8
3) Three559.7
4) Four244.2
5) Five71.2
6) Six20.4
7) Seven10.2
8) Eight10.2
Missing20 
TOTAL565100.0
316) Which of these categories best describes your total family income from all sources, before taxes, during 1995? (If you live alone, or with non-relatives, answer in terms of your own personal income.) (FAMINCOM)
TOTAL%
1) Less than $10,00081.4
2) $10,000- $14,99971.2
3) $15,000- $19,999122.1
4) $20,000- $29,999437.7
5) $30,000- $39,9995710.2
6) $40,000- $49,9996912.3
7) $50,000- $59,9996611.8
8) $60,000- $69,999447.8
9) $70,000- $79,999498.7
10) $80,000- $89,999325.7
11) $90,000- $99,999407.1
12) $100,000- $124,9996110.9
13) $125,000- $149,999203.6
14) $150,000 or more539.4
Missing24 
TOTAL561100.0
317) 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 earnings14525.4
2) 90-99% from earnings12822.4
3) 75-89% from earnings447.7
4) 50-74% from earnings356.1
5) 25-49% from earnings264.6
6) 1-24% from earnings6912.1
7) None from earnings12421.7
Missing14 
TOTAL571100.0
318) 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
TOTAL5603244.6577588
319) 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
TOTAL4382497.26911976
320) 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
TOTAL5201428.97910694
321) 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) $016128.5
2) $1-$5010117.9
3) $51-$1007713.6
4) $101-$50010518.6
5) $501-$1,000417.3
6) $1,001-$2,000315.5
7) $2,001 or more498.7
Missing20 
TOTAL565100.0
322) 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) $0132.3
2) $1-$508314.6
3) $51-$1008715.3
4) $101-$50019534.3
5) $501-$1,0008114.3
6) $1,001-$2,000569.9
7) $2,001 or more539.3
Missing17 
TOTAL568100.0
323) Region (REGION)
TOTAL%
1) Northeast9816.8
2) Midwest18431.5
3) South20935.8
4) West9315.9
Missing1 
TOTAL584100.0
324) Total number of members 1996 (TOTMEM96)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL584779.812785
325) I-GENDER: What is your sex? (for use with online analysis) (I-GENDER)
TOTAL%
1) Female29650.7
2) Male28849.3
Missing1 
TOTAL584100.0
326) I-MARITAL: What is your present marital status? (for use with online analysis) (I-MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Married49685.4
2) Not married8514.6
Missing4 
TOTAL581100.0
327) I-REGION: Region (for use with online analysis) (I-REGION)
TOTAL%
1) Northeast9816.8
2) Midwest18431.5
3) South20935.8
4) West9315.9
Missing1 
TOTAL584100.0
328) 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) Democrat15126.2
2) Independent9316.1
3) Republican32456.2
4) Other91.6
Missing8 
TOTAL577100.0
329) 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) <20K274.8
1) 20K-49,99916930.1
2) 50K=99,99923141.2
3) 100K+13423.9
Missing24 
TOTAL561100.0
330) I-AGE: What is your present age? (recoded for use with online analysis) (I-AGE)
TOTAL%
0) <40559.5
1) 40-4910918.8
2) 50-6421937.8
3) 65+19633.9
Missing6 
TOTAL579100.0
331) I-RACE1: What is your race or origin? (recoded for use with online analysis) (I-RACE1)
TOTAL%
0) White57198.1
1) Black50.9
2) Other61.0
Missing3 
TOTAL582100.0