U.S. Congregational Life Survey, 2001, Southern Baptist Attenders

Data Archive > U.S. Surveys > Religious Groups > Members or Leaders > Baptist > Codebook


All frequencies are raw numbers (no weights used).
1) How often do you attend worship services? (OFTEN)
TOTAL%
1) This is my first time.1931.7
2) Hardly ever1801.6
3) Less than once a month1191.0
4) Once a month950.8
5) 2-3 times a month8637.5
6) Usually every week527946.2
7) More than once a week470641.2
Missing311 
TOTAL11435100.0
2) How long have you been going to worship services or activities at this congregation? (HOWLONG)
TOTAL%
1) Less than 1 year126011.0
2) 1-2 years135811.9
3) 3-5 years208818.2
4) 6-10 years156013.6
5) 11-20 years158513.8
6) More than 20 years330428.9
7) I am visiting from another congregation.1961.7
8) I am visiting and do not regularly go anywhere else.980.9
Missing297 
TOTAL11449100.0
3) Are you regularly involved in any group activities here? Yes, in Sunday school, church school, or Sabbath school. (INVLVDSS)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked368631.4
1) Check806068.6
TOTAL11746100.0
4) Are you regularly involved in any group activities here? Yes, in prayer, discussion, or Bible study groups. (INVLVDPR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked684658.3
1) Check490041.7
TOTAL11746100.0
5) Are you regularly involved in any group activities here? Yes, in fellowships, clubs, or other social groups. (INVLVDFS)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked731262.3
1) Check443437.7
TOTAL11746100.0
6) Are you regularly involved in any group activities here? No, we have no group activities. (INVLVDNG)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked1145897.5
1) Check2882.5
TOTAL11746100.0
7) Are you regularly involved in any group activities here? No, I am not regularly involved in group activities. (INVLVDNR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked964782.1
1) Check209917.9
TOTAL11746100.0
8) Do you regularly take part in any activities of this congregation that reach out to the wider community (e.g., visitation, evangelism, outreach, community service, social justice)? Yes, in community service, social justice, or advocacy activities of this congregation. (COMMACT)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked903776.9
1) Check270923.1
TOTAL11746100.0
9) Do you regularly take part in any activities of this congregation that reach out to the wider community (e.g., visitation, evangelism, outreach, community service, social justice)? Yes, in evangelism or outreach activities. (COMMAEV)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked830670.7
1) Check344029.3
TOTAL11746100.0
10) Do you regularly take part in any activities of this congregation that reach out to the wider community (e.g., visitation, evangelism, outreach, community service, social justice)? No, we don't have such activities. (COMMANA)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked1134496.6
1) Check4023.4
TOTAL11746100.0
11) Do you regularly take part in any activities of this congregation that reach out to the wider community (e.g., visitation, evangelism, outreach, community service, social justice)? No, I am not regularly involved. (COMMANR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked598551.0
1) Check576149.0
TOTAL11746100.0
12) Do you currently have any of the following roles here? Member of the governing board. (ROLEGB)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked1086692.5
1) Check8807.5
TOTAL11746100.0
13) Do you currently have any of the following roles here? Member of a congregational committee or task force. (ROLECC)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked977983.3
1) Check196716.7
TOTAL11746100.0
14) Do you currently have any of the following roles here? Leading or assisting in worship. (ROLELW)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked1059690.2
1) Check11509.8
TOTAL11746100.0
15) Do you currently have any of the following roles here? Officer or leader of men's, women's, youth, or other small group. (ROLELG)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked1017786.6
1) Check156913.4
TOTAL11746100.0
16) Do you currently have any of the following roles here? Choir member, musician, or choir director. (ROLECH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked952781.1
1) Check221918.9
TOTAL11746100.0
17) Do you currently have any of the following roles here? Religious education teacher. (ROLESRE)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked888775.7
1) Check285924.3
TOTAL11746100.0
18) Do you currently have any of the following roles here? Other role not listed here (specify). (ROLESOT)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked1035388.1
1) Check139311.9
TOTAL11746100.0
19) Do you currently have any of the following roles here? None. (ROLESNO)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked730862.2
1) Check443837.8
TOTAL11746100.0
20) Over the last year, how much have you grown in your faith? (GROWTH)
TOTAL%
1) No real growth4093.6
2) Some growth415136.8
3) Much growth, mainly through this congregation450939.9
4) Much growth, mainly through other groups or congregations9848.7
5) Much growth, mainly through my own private activities124111.0
Missing452 
TOTAL11294100.0
21) How often do you spend time in private devotional activities (such as prayer, meditation, reading the Bible alone)? (DEVOTION)
TOTAL%
1) Every day/most days662258.1
2) A few times a week248521.8
3) Once a week4263.7
4) Occasionally134411.8
5) Hardly ever4343.8
6) Never930.8
Missing342 
TOTAL11404100.0
22) Which statement comes closest to your view of the Bible? (BIBLVIEW)
TOTAL%
1) The Bible is the word of God, to be taken literally word for word.795570.3
2) The Bible is the word of God, to be interpreted in the light of its historical and cultural context.185616.4
3) The Bible is the word of God, to be interpreted in the light of its historical context and the Church's teachings.124611.0
4) The Bible is not the word of God, but contains God's word to us.1211.1
5) The Bible is not the word of God but is a valuable book.210.2
6) The Bible is an ancient book with little value today.50.0
7) Don't know1111.0
Missing431 
TOTAL11315100.0
23) Do you agree or disagree with this statement: "All the different religions are equally good ways of helping a person find ultimate truth"? (ALLRELG)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree7566.8
2) Agree169615.2
3) Neutral or unsure155913.9
4) Disagree316028.2
5) Strongly disagree401535.9
Missing560 
TOTAL11186100.0
24) Do you agree or disagree: "My spiritual needs are being met in this congregation or parish"? (SPIRNEED)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree422137.7
2) Agree534547.7
3) Neutral or unsure115510.3
4) Disagree3953.5
5) Strongly disagree920.8
Missing538 
TOTAL11208100.0
25) Some people feel they came to faith gradually. For others, it began at a definite moment of commitment. Have you ever experienced such a moment of decisive faith commitment or conversion? (FAITH)
TOTAL%
1) No, I've had faith for as long as I can remember.252322.6
2) No, I came to faith through a gradual process.247322.1
3) Yes, at one specific moment in the last 5 years.7136.4
4) Yes, at one specific moment more than 5 years ago.356231.9
5) Yes, a number of specific moments of commitment or re-commitment158814.2
6) Not sure or not applicable3162.8
Missing571 
TOTAL11175100.0
26) Are you currently a member of this congregation? (MEMBER)
TOTAL%
1) Yes953383.9
2) No, but I'm in the process of becoming a member.2662.3
3) No, but I regularly participate here.9017.9
4) No6615.8
Missing385 
TOTAL11361100.0
27) Are you involved in any community service, social service, or advocacy groups not connected to this congregation? Yes, social service or charity groups. (COMMSRSS)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked914277.8
1) Check260422.2
TOTAL11746100.0
28) Are you involved in any community service, social service, or advocacy groups not connected to this congregation? Yes, advocacy, justice, or lobbying groups. (COMMSRAJ)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked1129896.2
1) Check4483.8
TOTAL11746100.0
29) Are you involved in any community service, social service, or advocacy groups not connected to this congregation? No, I'm not involved with such groups. (COMMSRNG)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked350529.8
1) Check824170.2
TOTAL11746100.0
30) Which of the following best describes your readiness to talk to others about your faith? (TALKFATH)
TOTAL%
1) I do not have faith, so the question is not applicable.770.7
2) I do not talk about my faith; my life and actions are sufficient.4053.6
3) I find it hard to talk about my faith in ordinary language.164514.7
4) I mostly feel at ease talking about my faith and do so if it comes up.618855.3
5) I feel at ease talking about my faith and seek opportunities to do so.286525.6
Missing566 
TOTAL11180100.0
31) Would you be prepared to invite to a worship service here any of your friends and relatives who do not now attend a congregation? (INVITE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, and I have done so in the past 12 months.781570.0
2) Yes, but I have not done so in the past 12 months.253822.7
3) Don't know5805.2
4) No, probably not2071.9
5) No, definitely not280.3
Missing578 
TOTAL11168100.0
32) In the past 12 months, have you done any of the following? Loaned money to someone outside your family. (MT12SLM)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked831070.7
1) Check343629.3
TOTAL11746100.0
33) In the past 12 months, have you done any of the following? Cared for someone outside your family who was very sick. (MN12SCS)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked891375.9
1) Check283324.1
TOTAL11746100.0
34) In the past 12 months, have you done any of the following? Helped someone outside your family find a job. (MN12OJ)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked948680.8
1) Check226019.2
TOTAL11746100.0
35) In the past 12 months, have you done any of the following? Donated or prepared food for someone outside your family or congregation. (MN12SDF)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked548746.7
1) Check625953.3
TOTAL11746100.0
36) In the past 12 months, have you done any of the following? Voted in the last presidential election. (MN12SVP)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked346129.5
1) Check828570.5
TOTAL11746100.0
37) In the past 12 months, have you done any of the following? Donated money to a charitable organization (other than this congregation). (MN12SDM)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked431236.7
1) Check743463.3
TOTAL11746100.0
38) In the past 12 months, have you done any of the following? Worked with others to try to solve a community problem. (MN12SCP)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked975683.1
1) Check199016.9
TOTAL11746100.0
39) In the past 12 months, have you done any of the following? Contacted an elected official about a public issue. (MN12SEO)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked978783.3
1) Check195916.7
TOTAL11746100.0
40) How satisfied are you with what is offered here for children and youth (less than 19 years of age)? (CHLDMIN)
TOTAL%
1) Very satisfied344230.9
2) Satisfied412036.9
3) Mixed feelings197117.7
4) Dissatisfied5024.5
5) Very dissatisfied1581.4
6) Not sure or not applicable9608.6
Missing593 
TOTAL11153100.0
41) Which best describes your involvement in the making of important decisions in this congregation? (DESINVLV)
TOTAL%
1) I have been given the opportunity and often participate in decision-making.323930.7
2) I have been given the opportunity and occasionally get involved in decision-making.272125.8
3) I have been given the opportunity but don't usually get involved in decision-making.261624.8
4) I have not been given an opportunity to be involved and this is fine with me.159715.1
5) I have not been given an opportunity to be involved and I am not happy about this.3773.6
Missing1196 
TOTAL10550100.0
42) Do you have a strong sense of belonging to this congregation? (BELONG)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, a strong sense of belonging that is growing682061.2
2) Yes, a strong sense-about the same as last year186816.8
3) Yes, but perhaps not as strong as in the past111510.0
4) No, but I am new here.4694.2
5) No, and I wish I did by now.2922.6
6) No, but I am happy as I am.2412.2
7) Don't know/not applicable3363.0
Missing605 
TOTAL11141100.0
43) While you may value many different styles of music, which of the following do you prefer in congregational worship? Traditional hymns. (WRSHTH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked370031.5
1) Check804668.5
TOTAL11746100.0
44) While you may value many different styles of music, which of the following do you prefer in congregational worship? Praise music or choruses. (WRSHPM)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked527144.9
1) Check647555.1
TOTAL11746100.0
45) While you may value many different styles of music, which of the following do you prefer in congregational worship? Contemporary hymns. (WRSHCH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked957981.6
1) Check216718.4
TOTAL11746100.0
46) While you may value many different styles of music, which of the following do you prefer in congregational worship? Other contemporary music or songs (not hymns). (WRSHOC)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked1030987.8
1) Check143712.2
TOTAL11746100.0
47) While you may value many different styles of music, which of the following do you prefer in congregational worship? Sung responsorial psalms. (WRSHRP)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked1164799.2
1) Check990.8
TOTAL11746100.0
48) While you may value many different styles of music, which of the following do you prefer in congregational worship? Classical music or chorales. (WRSHCM)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked1143897.4
1) Check3082.6
TOTAL11746100.0
49) While you may value many different styles of music, which of the following do you prefer in congregational worship? Contemplative chants (Taize, Iona). (WRSHCC)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked1172699.8
1) Check200.2
TOTAL11746100.0
50) While you may value many different styles of music, which of the following do you prefer in congregational worship? Music or songs from a variety of cultures. (WRSHVC)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked1138897.0
1) Check3583.0
TOTAL11746100.0
51) While you may value many different styles of music, which of the following do you prefer in congregational worship? African-American gospel music. (WRSHAA)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked1139797.0
1) Check3493.0
TOTAL11746100.0
52) While you may value many different styles of music, which of the following do you prefer in congregational worship? No music or songs. (WRSHNM)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked1171799.8
1) Check290.2
TOTAL11746100.0
53) While you may value many different styles of music, which of the following do you prefer in congregational worship? Don't know. (WRSHDK)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked1153898.2
1) Check2081.8
TOTAL11746100.0
54) To what extent do the worship services or activities of this congregation help you with everyday living? (WRSHHELP)
TOTAL%
1) A great extent663660.1
2) Some extent362532.8
3) A small extent6285.7
4) Not at all1481.3
Missing709 
TOTAL11037100.0
55) Which of the following aspects of this congregation do you personally most value? Wider community care or social justice emphasis. (VALUECC)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked1093993.1
1) Check8076.9
TOTAL11746100.0
56) Which of the following aspects of this congregation do you personally most value? Reaching those who do not attend church. (VALUERU)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked813069.2
1) Check361630.8
TOTAL11746100.0
57) Which of the following aspects of this congregation do you personally most value? Traditional style of worship or music. (VALUETS)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked880875.0
1) Check293825.0
TOTAL11746100.0
58) Which of the following aspects of this congregation do you personally most value? Contemporary style of worship or music. (VALUECS)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked1019386.8
1) Check155313.2
TOTAL11746100.0
59) Which of the following aspects of this congregation do you personally most value? Sharing in Holy Communion, Eucharist, Lord's Supper. (VALUEHC)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked1004985.6
1) Check169714.4
TOTAL11746100.0
60) Which of the following aspects of this congregation do you personally most value? Social activities or meeting new people. (VALUESA)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked1030987.8
1) Check143712.2
TOTAL11746100.0
61) Which of the following aspects of this congregation do you personally most value? Sermons, preaching, or homilies (VALUESP)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked704660.0
1) Check470040.0
TOTAL11746100.0
62) Which of the following aspects of this congregation do you personally most value? Bible study or prayer groups, other discussion groups. (VALUEBS)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked831470.8
1) Check343229.2
TOTAL11746100.0
63) Which of the following aspects of this congregation do you personally most value? Ministry for children or youth. (VALUEMY)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked931979.3
1) Check242720.7
TOTAL11746100.0
64) Which of the following aspects of this congregation do you personally most value? Prayer ministry for one another. (VALUEPR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked936079.7
1) Check238620.3
TOTAL11746100.0
65) Which of the following aspects of this congregation do you personally most value? Practical care for one another in times of need. (VALUECA)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked950780.9
1) Check223919.1
TOTAL11746100.0
66) Which of the following aspects of this congregation do you personally most value? The congregation's school or pre-school. (VALUESC)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked1155998.4
1) Check1871.6
TOTAL11746100.0
67) Which of the following aspects of this congregation do you personally most value? Openness to social diversity. (VALUEOD)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked1124095.7
1) Check5064.3
TOTAL11746100.0
68) Which of the following aspects of this congregation do you personally most value? Adult church-school or Sabbath-school class. (VALUEAS)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked1050289.4
1) Check124410.6
TOTAL11746100.0
69) Do you have any close friends in this congregation? (FRIENDS)
TOTAL%
1) No, I have little contact with others from this congregation outside of activities here.7977.2
2) No, I have some friends in this congregation, but my closest friends are not involved here.120510.8
3) Yes, I have some close friends here as well as other close friends who are not part of this congregation.649658.4
4) Yes, most of my closest friends are part of this congregation.262523.6
Missing623 
TOTAL11123100.0
70) Before you started coming to this congregation, were you participating in another congregation? (OTHCONG)
TOTAL%
1) No, I've come here for most/all of my life.171915.9
2) No, before coming here I had not been attending any congregation for several years.163015.1
3) No, before coming here I had never regularly attended.6476.0
4) Yes, immediately prior to coming here, I was participating in another congregation.682063.1
Missing930 
TOTAL10816100.0
71) Before you started coming here, what type of congregation did you attend? (CONGTYPE)
TOTAL%
1) Assembly of God2392.2
2) Baptist693162.8
3) Catholic2732.5
4) Episcopal450.4
5) Lutheran870.8
6) Methodist6535.9
7) Nazarene1121.0
8) Non-denominational4394.0
9) Pentecostal1691.5
10) Presbyterian2372.1
11) Seventh-day Adventist100.1
12) United Church of Christ850.8
13) Other (please specify)4374.0
14) I did not attend another congregation before coming here.132112.0
Missing708 
TOTAL11038100.0
72) Over the last two years, has there been any conflict in this congregation? (CONFLICT)
TOTAL%
1) No conflict that I am aware of480543.7
2) Some minor conflict332330.2
3) Major conflict4674.2
4) Major conflict, with leaders or people leaving10139.2
5) Don't know140012.7
Missing738 
TOTAL11008100.0
73) Have this congregation's leaders encouraged you to find and use your gifts and skills here? (ENCURAGE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, to a great extent430540.9
2) Yes, to some extent348133.0
3) Yes, to a small extent134812.8
4) Not at all6486.1
5) Don't know7567.2
Missing1208 
TOTAL10538100.0
74) In what year were you born? 19__ (BORN)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL1107251.66619
75) Are you (female or male): (GENDER)
TOTAL%
1) Female649760.3
2) Male427539.7
Missing974 
TOTAL10772100.0
76) What is your employment status? Employed full time, part time, or self-employed. (EMPLYMNT)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked551346.9
1) Check623353.1
TOTAL11746100.0
77) What is your employment status? Unemployed. (EMPLUNEM)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked1138196.9
1) Check3653.1
TOTAL11746100.0
78) What is your employment status? Retired. (EMPLRET)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked888775.7
1) Check285924.3
TOTAL11746100.0
79) What is your employment status? Full-time homemaker (EMPLHOME)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked1059290.2
1) Check11549.8
TOTAL11746100.0
80) What is your employment status? Student. (EMPLSTUD)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked1059590.2
1) Check11519.8
TOTAL11746100.0
81) What is your employment status? Other (please specify). (EMPLOTHR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked1138396.9
1) Check3633.1
TOTAL11746100.0
82) What is the highest educational level you have completed? (EDUC)
TOTAL%
1) No formal schooling460.4
2) Primary school through 8th grade (K-8)4353.9
3) Some high school125711.4
4) Completed high school482743.7
5) Trade certificate7296.6
6) Associate degree10129.2
7) Bachelor s degree from a university or college185916.8
8) Master's, doctorate, or other graduate degree8798.0
Missing702 
TOTAL11044100.0
83) What is your present marital status? (MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Never married153613.8
2) In first marriage593053.3
3) Remarried after divorce159614.4
4) Remarried after death of spouse2642.4
5) Living in a committed relationship1741.6
6) Separated830.7
7) Divorced5715.1
8) Widowed9668.7
Missing626 
TOTAL11120100.0
84) Do you have a spouse or partner who is also completing a survey here? (SPOUSE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes615857.0
2) No464043.0
Missing948 
TOTAL10798100.0
85) What is your race or origin? Asian or Pacific Islander. (RACEAPI)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked1150497.9
1) Check2422.1
TOTAL11746100.0
86) What is your race or origin? Black or African American. (RACEBL)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked1142097.2
1) Check3262.8
TOTAL11746100.0
87) What is your race or origin? Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish origin. (RACEHS)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked1144597.4
1) Check3012.6
TOTAL11746100.0
88) What is your race or origin? Indian (American) or Alaska Native. (RACEIN)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked1156098.4
1) Check1861.6
TOTAL11746100.0
89) What is your race or origin? White or Caucasian. (RACEWH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked167214.2
1) Check1007485.8
TOTAL11746100.0
90) What is your race or origin? Some other race (please specify)|Other. (RACEOT)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked1162298.9
1) Check1241.1
TOTAL11746100.0
91) Where were you born? (WHREBORN)
TOTAL%
1) In the United States1077996.7
2) In another English-speaking country1061.0
3) In a non-English speaking country2592.3
Missing602 
TOTAL11144100.0
92) Is English your first language? (LANGUAGE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes921097.3
2) No2512.7
Missing2285 
TOTAL9461100.0
93) Which statement best describes the people who currently live in your household? (HOUSE)
TOTAL%
1) I live alone.134012.2
2) A couple without children338830.9
3) One adult with child/children5354.9
4) Two or more adults with child/children482244.0
5) Some adults living in the same household8657.9
Missing796 
TOTAL10950100.0
94) About how much do you give financially to this congregation? (GIVE)
TOTAL%
1) I give 10% or more of net income regularly.548551.0
2) I give about 5% to 9% of net income regularly.228921.3
3) I give less than 5% of net income regularly.116010.8
4) I give a small amount whenever I am here.118011.0
5) I do not contribute financially here.6406.0
Missing992 
TOTAL10754100.0
95) Which of the following describes your total annual household income before taxes? (INCOME)
TOTAL%
1) Less than $10,0009059.0
2) $10,000 to $24,999182818.3
3) $25,000 to $49,999303030.3
4) $50,000 to $74,999232523.2
5) $75,000 to $99,999105010.5
6) $100,000 or more8708.7
Missing1738 
TOTAL10008100.0
96) How many children of any age do you have, whether they live at home or elsewhere? (CHILD)
TOTAL%
0) None176716.9
1) 156314.9
2) 363934.8
3) 202919.4
4) 8358.0
5) 3343.2
6) 1451.4
7) 810.8
8) 380.4
9) 120.1
10) 50.0
11) 20.0
12) 40.0
13) 10.0
Missing1291 
TOTAL10455100.0
97) Do you have any children living at home? (CHILDHO)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked687658.5
1) None at home487041.5
TOTAL11746100.0
98) Please provide the age of your eldest child living at home. (CHILDEL)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL421414.1559
99) Please provide the age of your second oldest child living at home. (CHILD2)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL280010.8667
100) Please provide the age of your third oldest child living at home. (CHILD3)
TOTAL%
1) 818.3
2) 798.1
3) 626.4
4) 454.6
5) 505.1
6) 586.0
7) 586.0
8) 434.4
9) 646.6
10) 717.3
11) 697.1
12) 545.6
13) 545.6
14) 313.2
15) 313.2
16) 262.7
17) 171.8
18) 242.5
19) 80.8
20) 60.6
21) 40.4
22) 30.3
23) 20.2
25) 20.2
26) 20.2
31) 30.3
33) 10.1
34) 20.2
35) 10.1
36) 10.1
37) 10.1
38) 20.2
40) 40.4
41) 10.1
44) 10.1
45) 20.2
47) 10.1
48) 10.1
49) 10.1
58) 10.1
60) 10.1
74) 10.1
75) 10.1
86) 10.1
Missing10775 
TOTAL971100.0
101) Please provide the age of your fourth oldest child living at home. (CHILD4)
TOTAL%
1) 249.4
2) 176.7
3) 187.1
4) 207.9
5) 176.7
6) 166.3
7) 155.9
8) 135.1
9) 228.7
10) 166.3
11) 218.3
12) 176.7
13) 72.8
14) 31.2
15) 31.2
16) 20.8
17) 20.8
18) 20.8
20) 10.4
21) 20.8
22) 20.8
23) 10.4
27) 10.4
31) 10.4
35) 10.4
38) 20.8
42) 10.4
46) 10.4
55) 10.4
60) 10.4
70) 10.4
75) 20.8
86) 10.4
Missing11492 
TOTAL254100.0
102) Of your children who live at home, which ones participate at this or another congregation? Eldest child. (CHLDPRT1)
TOTAL%
1) Participate here357484.0
2) Participate elsewhere2806.6
3) No3999.4
Missing7493 
TOTAL4253100.0
103) Of your children who live at home, which ones participate at this or another congregation? Child number 2. (CHLDPRT2)
TOTAL%
1) Participate here252888.8
2) Participate elsewhere1364.8
3) No1826.4
Missing8900 
TOTAL2846100.0
104) Of your children who live at home, which ones participate at this or another congregation? Child number 3. (CHLDPRT3)
TOTAL%
1) Participate here87485.6
2) Participate elsewhere616.0
3) No868.4
Missing10725 
TOTAL1021100.0
105) Of your children who live at home, which ones participate at this or another congregation? Child number 4. (CHLDPRT4)
TOTAL%
1) Participate here22373.8
2) Participate elsewhere3210.6
3) No4715.6
Missing11444 
TOTAL302100.0
106) How long does it take you to get here? (DISTANC)
TOTAL%
1) 1-5 minutes300532.8
2) 6-10 minutes285531.2
3) 11-15 minutes164718.0
4) 16-20 minutes93810.2
5) 21-30 minutes5285.8
6) More than 30 minutes1872.0
Missing2586 
TOTAL9160100.0
107) Compared to 2 years ago, do you think you participate in activities of the congregation more, less, or about the same amount as you did then? (PARTYEAR)
TOTAL%
1) Participate more321835.7
2) About the same participation394543.8
3) Participate less110012.2
4) Not applicable (been coming less than 2 years)7428.2
Missing2741 
TOTAL9005100.0
108) Do you identify with any of the following approaches to faith? (Mark up to two options.) - Catholic (INDCATH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked936695.9
1) Checked4004.1
Missing1980 
TOTAL9766100.0
109) Do you identify with any of the following approaches to faith? (Mark up to two options.) - Evangelical (INDNEVNG)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked743376.1
1) Checked233323.9
Missing1980 
TOTAL9766100.0
110) Do you identify with any of the following approaches to faith? (Mark up to two options.) - Reformed (INDNREFM)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked964798.8
1) Checked1191.2
Missing1980 
TOTAL9766100.0
111) Do you identify with any of the following approaches to faith? (Mark up to two options.) - Charismatic (INDNCHAR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked947897.1
1) Checked2882.9
Missing1980 
TOTAL9766100.0
112) Do you identify with any of the following approaches to faith? (Mark up to two options.) - Pentecostal (INDNPENT)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked916193.8
1) Checked6056.2
Missing1980 
TOTAL9766100.0
113) Do you identify with any of the following approaches to faith? (Mark up to two options.) - Fundamentalist (INDNFUND)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked883790.5
1) Checked9299.5
Missing1980 
TOTAL9766100.0
114) Do you identify with any of the following approaches to faith? (Mark up to two options.) - Traditionalist (INDNTRAD)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked848586.9
1) Checked128113.1
Missing1980 
TOTAL9766100.0
115) Do you identify with any of the following approaches to faith? (Mark up to two options.) - Moderate (INDNMOD)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked915993.8
1) Checked6076.2
Missing1980 
TOTAL9766100.0
116) Do you identify with any of the following approaches to faith? (Mark up to two options.) - Liberal (INDNLIB)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked967099.0
1) Checked961.0
Missing1980 
TOTAL9766100.0
117) Do you identify with any of the following approaches to faith? (Mark up to two options.) - New Age (INDNNA)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked968599.2
1) Checked810.8
Missing1980 
TOTAL9766100.0
118) Do you identify with any of the following approaches to faith? (Mark up to two options.) - I do not identify with such descriptions. (INDNNO)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked660967.7
1) Checked315732.3
Missing1980 
TOTAL9766100.0
119) Do you agree or disagree: "This congregation is strongly focused on serving the wider community beyond the congregation"? (SRVCOMM)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree331536.9
2) Agree398944.4
3) Neutral or unsure121213.5
4) Disagree3854.3
5) Strongly disagree770.9
Missing2768 
TOTAL8978100.0
120) How often do you experience the following during worship services at this congregation? A sense of God's presence. (WRSHP1)
TOTAL%
1) Always362341.7
2) Usually355340.9
3) Sometimes132215.2
4) Rarely1822.1
Missing3066 
TOTAL8680100.0
121) How often do you experience the following during worship services at this congregation? Inspiration. (WRSHP2)
TOTAL%
1) Always256432.5
2) Usually368746.7
3) Sometimes147518.7
4) Rarely1732.2
Missing3847 
TOTAL7899100.0
122) How often do you experience the following during worship services at this congregation? Boredom. (WRSHP3)
TOTAL%
1) Always1181.6
2) Usually2693.6
3) Sometimes201327.0
4) Rarely505467.8
Missing4292 
TOTAL7454100.0
123) How often do you experience the following during worship services at this congregation? Awe or mystery. (WRSHP4)
TOTAL%
1) Always3955.6
2) Usually134418.9
3) Sometimes337247.5
4) Rarely199228.0
Missing4643 
TOTAL7103100.0
124) How often do you experience the following during worship services at this congregation? Joy. (WRSHP5)
TOTAL%
1) Always289136.2
2) Usually366545.9
3) Sometimes122615.4
4) Rarely1982.5
Missing3766 
TOTAL7980100.0
125) How often do you experience the following during worship services at this congregation? Frustration. (WRSHP6)
TOTAL%
1) Always931.3
2) Usually2533.4
3) Sometimes177624.2
4) Rarely521371.1
Missing4411 
TOTAL7335100.0
126) How often do you experience the following during worship services at this congregation? Spontaneity. (WRSHP7)
TOTAL%
1) Always4686.5
2) Usually149920.8
3) Sometimes351648.8
4) Rarely171823.9
Missing4545 
TOTAL7201100.0
127) How often do you experience the following during worship services at this congregation? A sense of fulfilling my obligation. (WRSHP8)
TOTAL%
1) Always141218.5
2) Usually347245.5
3) Sometimes201426.4
4) Rarely7419.7
Missing4107 
TOTAL7639100.0
128) Does this congregation have a clear vision, goals, or direction for its ministry and mission? (VISION)
TOTAL%
1) I am not aware of such a vision, goals, or direction.88010.4
2) There are ideas but no clear vision, goals, or direction.121714.4
3) Yes, and I am strongly committed to them.350141.3
4) Yes, and I am partly committed to them.230027.1
5) Yes, but I am not committed to them.5806.8
Missing3268 
TOTAL8478100.0
129) Do you agree or disagree: "I have a sense of excitement about our congregation's future"? (EXCTFUT)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree340738.4
2) Agree385643.5
3) Neutral or unsure134115.1
4) Disagree2142.4
5) Strongly disagree520.6
Missing2876 
TOTAL8870100.0
130) Of the following, which one best describes your opinion of the future directions of this congregation? (DIRECTN)
TOTAL%
1) We need to get back to the way we did things in the past.4064.7
2) We are faithfully maintaining past directions.7338.5
3) We are currently deciding on new directions.202023.3
4) We are currently moving in new directions.344639.8
5) We need to rethink where we are heading.6187.1
6) Our future is very unclear or doubtful.1942.2
7) Don't know124514.4
Missing3084 
TOTAL8662100.0
131) Do you agree or disagree: "This congregation is always ready to try something new"? (CONGNEW)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree108512.4
2) Agree396645.3
3) Neutral or unsure260329.8
4) Disagree95911.0
5) Strongly disagree1351.5
Missing2998 
TOTAL8748100.0
132) To what extent does the minister, pastor, or priest here take into account the ideas of those who worship here? (ACCOUNT)
TOTAL%
1) A great extent450251.2
2) Some extent264830.1
3) A small extent4725.4
4) Not at all1181.3
5) Don't know99011.3
6) There is currently no leader here690.8
Missing2947 
TOTAL8799100.0
133) Which of the following is the best description of the style of leadership of your pastor, minister, or priest? (STYLE)
TOTAL%
1) Leadership that tends to take charge192222.1
2) Leadership that inspires people to take action453352.1
3) Leadership that acts on goals that people here have been involved in setting113813.1
4) Leadership where the people start most things2843.3
5) There is currently no leader here.1241.4
6) Don't know6978.0
Missing3048 
TOTAL8698100.0
134) What do you think are the main roles that your minister, pastor, or priest actually carries out here? - Conducting worship or administering the sacraments. (ROLEWORS)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked531554.4
1) Checked445145.6
Missing1980 
TOTAL9766100.0
135) What do you think are the main roles that your minister, pastor, or priest actually carries out here? - Teaching people about the faith. (ROLETFTH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked435644.6
1) Checked541055.4
Missing1980 
TOTAL9766100.0
136) What do you think are the main roles that your minister, pastor, or priest actually carries out here? - Training people for ministry and mission. (ROLETRPE)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked804882.4
1) Checked171817.6
Missing1980 
TOTAL9766100.0
137) What do you think are the main roles that your minister, pastor, or priest actually carries out here? - Converting others to the faith. (ROLECFTH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked753277.1
1) Checked223422.9
Missing1980 
TOTAL9766100.0
138) What do you think are the main roles that your minister, pastor, or priest actually carries out here? - Administering the work of the congregation. (ROLEADMN)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked883490.5
1) Checked9329.5
Missing1980 
TOTAL9766100.0
139) What do you think are the main roles that your minister, pastor, or priest actually carries out here? - Visiting, counseling and helping people. (ROLEADVS)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked603161.8
1) Checked373538.2
Missing1980 
TOTAL9766100.0
140) What do you think are the main roles that your minister, pastor, or priest actually carries out here? - Confronting social injustices, involvement in wider community groups. (ROLESCIN)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked933495.6
1) Checked4324.4
Missing1980 
TOTAL9766100.0
141) What do you think are the main roles that your minister, pastor, or priest actually carries out here? - Providing a vision and goals for the future. (ROLEVISN)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked817783.7
1) Checked158916.3
Missing1980 
TOTAL9766100.0
142) What do you think are the main roles that your minister, pastor, or priest actually carries out here? - Offering prayer or being a spiritual role model. (ROLEPRAY)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked733975.1
1) Checked242724.9
Missing1980 
TOTAL9766100.0
143) What do you think are the main roles that your minister, pastor, or priest actually carries out here? - Don't know. (ROLEDK)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked935295.8
1) Checked4144.2
Missing1980 
TOTAL9766100.0
144) Do you agree or disagree: "In general, there is a good match between our congregation and our minister, pastor, or priest"? (MATCH)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree444950.7
2) Agree309035.2
3) Neutral or unsure8329.5
4) Disagree2222.5
5) Strongly disagree841.0
6) There is currently no leader here931.1
Missing2976 
TOTAL8770100.0
145) Unique ID put in by scanning company. Can be used to merge data for an attender to the back page data. (SUSPENSE)
146) Unique ID put in by scanning company. Can be used to merge data for an attender to the back page data. (BATCHTRA)
147) Unique id number to aggregate data by congregation. (Note: all Southern Baptist Convention Congregations start with a B.) (CONGREGA)
148) Sample denomination (SAMPDENO)
TOTAL%
1) Baptist11746100.0
TOTAL11746100.0
149) Form (FORM)
TOTAL%
1) A968682.5
2) AS800.7
3) C198016.9
TOTAL11746100.0
150) Respondent's year of birth (YEAR)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL110721951.66619
151) Age of respondent (AGE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL1107249.33419
152) New persons attending the church in past 5 years or less (NEWPEOP)
TOTAL%
1) First Time - Newcomer3648.4
2) Returnee90720.8
3) Switcher102623.5
4) Transfer206247.3
Missing7387 
TOTAL4359100.0
153) I-GENDER: Are you (female or male): (for use with online analysis) (I-GENDER)
TOTAL%
1) Female649760.3
2) Male427539.7
Missing974 
TOTAL10772100.0
154) I-INCOME: Which of the following describes your total annual household income before taxes? (recoded for use with online analysis) (I-INCOME)
TOTAL%
0) <=24K273327.3
1) 25K-49K303030.3
2) 50K-74K232523.2
3) 75K-99K105010.5
4) 100K+8708.7
Missing1738 
TOTAL10008100.0
155) I-EDUC: What is the highest educational level you have completed? (recoded for use with online analysis) (I-EDUC)
TOTAL%
0) Less HS173815.7
1) HS grad482743.7
2) Trade/Asso174115.8
3) Bachelors185916.8
4) Grad degr8798.0
Missing702 
TOTAL11044100.0
156) I-MARITAL: What is your present marital status? (recoded for use with online analysis) (I-MARITAL)
TOTAL%
0) Never153613.8
1) Married779070.1
2) Com Relat1741.6
3) Sep/Div6545.9
4) Widowed9668.7
Missing626 
TOTAL11120100.0
157) I-AGE: Age of respondent (recoded for use with online analysis) (I-AGE)
TOTAL%
0) <=24134512.1
1) 25-44329329.7
2) 45-54197417.8
3) 55-64169115.3
4) 65+276925.0
Missing674 
TOTAL11072100.0