U.S. Congregational Life Survey, 2001, United Church of Christ, Attenders

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All frequencies are raw numbers (no weights used).
1) How often do you attend worship services? (HOWOFTEN)
TOTAL%
1) First time4552.2
2) Hardly ever4232.1
3) Less than once a month3621.8
4) Once a month5832.9
5) 2-3 times a month374418.3
6) Usually every week1400468.5
7) More than once a week8774.3
Missing363 
TOTAL20448100.0
2) How long have you been going to worship services or activities at this congregation? (HOWLONG)
TOTAL%
1) Less than 1 year13406.6
2) 1-2 years15567.6
3) 3-5 years235011.5
4) 6-10 years255112.5
5) 11-20 years341116.7
6) More than 20 years859842.1
7) I am visiting from another congregation.3951.9
8) I am visiting and do not regularly go anywhere else.2241.1
Missing386 
TOTAL20425100.0
3) Are you regularly involved in any group activities here? Yes, in Sunday school, church school, or Sabbath school. (INVLVDSS)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked1630278.3
1) Checked450921.7
TOTAL20811100.0
4) Are you regularly involved in any group activities here? Yes, in prayer, discussion, or Bible study groups. (INVLVDPR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked1726883.0
1) Checked354317.0
TOTAL20811100.0
5) Are you regularly involved in any group activities here? Yes, in fellowships, clubs, or other social groups. (INVLVDFS)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked1190857.2
1) Checked890342.8
TOTAL20811100.0
6) Are you regularly involved in any group activities here? No, we have no group activities. (INVLVDNG)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked1989195.6
1) Checked9204.4
TOTAL20811100.0
7) Are you regularly involved in any group activities here? No, I am not regularly involved in group activities. (INVLVDNR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked1352065.0
1) Checked729135.0
TOTAL20811100.0
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 checked1796486.3
1) Checked284713.7
TOTAL20811100.0
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 checked1487471.5
1) Checked593728.5
TOTAL20811100.0
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 checked2002396.2
1) Checked7883.8
TOTAL20811100.0
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 checked935845.0
1) Checked1145355.0
TOTAL20811100.0
12) Do you currently have any of the following roles here? Member of governing board. (ROLEGB)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked1835588.2
1) Checked245611.8
TOTAL20811100.0
13) Do you currently have any of the following roles here? Member of a congregation committee or task force. (ROLETF)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked1601977.0
1) Checked479223.0
TOTAL20811100.0
14) Do you currently have any of the following roles here? Leading or assisting in worship. (ROLELW)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked1869689.8
1) Checked211510.2
TOTAL20811100.0
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 checked1902891.4
1) Checked17838.6
TOTAL20811100.0
16) Do you currently have any of the following roles here? Choir member, musician, or choir director. (ROLECH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked1743583.8
1) Checked337616.2
TOTAL20811100.0
17) Do you currently have any of the following roles here? Religious education teacher. (ROLERET)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked1865389.6
1) Checked215810.4
TOTAL20811100.0
18) Do you currently have any of the following roles here? Other role not listed here (specify). (ROLEOT)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked1846488.7
1) Checked234711.3
TOTAL20811100.0
19) Do you currently have any of the following roles here? None. (ROLENO)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked1253660.2
1) Checked827539.8
TOTAL20811100.0
20) Over the last year, how much have you grown in your faith? (GROWTH)
TOTAL%
1) No real growth14017.0
2) Some growth857342.7
3) Much growth, mainly through this congregation692534.5
4) Much growth, mainly through other groups or congregations11215.6
5) Much growth, mainly through my own private activities206310.3
Missing728 
TOTAL20083100.0
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 days787138.8
2) A few times a week394719.4
3) Once a week10305.1
4) Occasionally478523.6
5) Hardly ever207710.2
6) Never5902.9
Missing511 
TOTAL20300100.0
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.318815.9
2) The Bible is the word of God, to be interpreted in the light of its historical and cultural context.573728.6
3) The Bible is the word of God, to be interpreted in the light of its historical context and the Church's teachings.821440.9
4) The Bible is not the word of God, but contains God's word to us.19269.6
5) The Bible is not the word of God but is a valuable book.4722.3
6) The Bible is an ancient book with little value today.520.3
7) Don't know5042.5
Missing718 
TOTAL20093100.0
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 agree380318.9
2) Agree970648.3
3) Neutral or unsure362518.1
4) Disagree227711.3
5) Strongly disagree6653.3
Missing735 
TOTAL20076100.0
24) Do you agree or disagree: "My spiritual needs are being met in this congregation or parish"? (SPIRNEED)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree612430.5
2) Agree1070353.3
3) Neutral or unsure249512.4
4) Disagree6303.1
5) Strongly disagree1270.6
Missing732 
TOTAL20079100.0
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.879343.6
2) No, I came to faith through a gradual process.626231.0
3) Yes, at one specific moment in the last 5 years7133.5
4) Yes, at one specific moment more than 5 years ago12806.3
5) Yes, a number of specific moments of commitment or re-commitment18619.2
6) Not sure or not applicable12666.3
Missing636 
TOTAL20175100.0
26) Are you currently a member of this congregation? (MEMBER)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1705583.9
2) No, but I'm in the process of becoming a member.4462.2
3) No, but I regularly participate here.15687.7
4) No12546.2
Missing488 
TOTAL20323100.0
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 checked1314763.2
1) Checked766436.8
TOTAL20811100.0
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 checked1914992.0
1) Checked16628.0
TOTAL20811100.0
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 checked933844.9
1) Checked1147355.1
TOTAL20811100.0
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.1800.9
2) I do not talk about my faith; my life and actions are sufficient.361018.1
3) I find it hard to talk about my faith in ordinary language.306815.4
4) I mostly feel at ease talking about my faith and do so if it comes up.1130156.6
5) I feel at ease talking about my faith and seek opportunities to do so.18129.1
Missing840 
TOTAL19971100.0
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.850242.6
2) Yes, but I have not done so in the past 12 months.828941.5
3) Don't know19169.6
4) No, probably not11285.7
5) No, definitely not1230.6
Missing853 
TOTAL19958100.0
32) In the past 12 months, have you done any of the following? Loaned money to someone outside your family. (MT12SLM)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked1643179.0
1) Checked438021.0
TOTAL20811100.0
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 checked1656379.6
1) Checked424820.4
TOTAL20811100.0
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 checked1763384.7
1) Checked317815.3
TOTAL20811100.0
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 checked1000848.1
1) Checked1080351.9
TOTAL20811100.0
36) In the past 12 months, have you done any of the following? Voted in the last presidential election. (MN12SVP)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked387618.6
1) Checked1693581.4
TOTAL20811100.0
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 checked459622.1
1) Checked1621577.9
TOTAL20811100.0
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 checked1561975.1
1) Checked519224.9
TOTAL20811100.0
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 checked1628678.3
1) Checked452521.7
TOTAL20811100.0
40) How satisfied are you with what is offered here for children and youth (less than 19 years of age)? (CHLDMIN)
TOTAL%
1) Very satisfied547127.4
2) Satisfied731236.6
3) Mixed feelings372918.7
4) Dissatisfied8804.4
5) Very dissatisfied2651.3
6) Not sure or not applicable231211.6
Missing842 
TOTAL19969100.0
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.510626.7
2) I have been given the opportunity and occasionally get involved in decision-making.581030.4
3) I have been given the opportunity but don't usually get involved in decision-making.556929.2
4) I have not been given an opportunity to be involved and this is fine with me.216611.3
5) I have not been given an opportunity to be involved and I am not happy about this.4462.3
Missing1714 
TOTAL19097100.0
42) Do you have a strong sense of belonging to this congregation? (BELONG)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, a strong sense of belonging that is growing977448.9
2) Yes, a strong sense-about the same as last year588429.4
3) Yes, but perhaps not as strong as in the past17208.6
4) No, but I am new here.8124.1
5) No, and I wish I did by now.3701.9
6) No, but I am happy as I am.7283.6
7) Don't know/not applicable7053.5
Missing818 
TOTAL19993100.0
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 checked547026.3
1) Checked1534173.7
TOTAL20811100.0
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 checked1561575.0
1) Checked519625.0
TOTAL20811100.0
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 checked1604677.1
1) Checked476522.9
TOTAL20811100.0
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 checked1855489.2
1) Checked225710.8
TOTAL20811100.0
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 checked2028597.5
1) Checked5262.5
TOTAL20811100.0
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 checked1748984.0
1) Checked332216.0
TOTAL20811100.0
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 checked2050998.5
1) Checked3021.5
TOTAL20811100.0
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 checked1858089.3
1) Checked223110.7
TOTAL20811100.0
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 checked1964994.4
1) Checked11625.6
TOTAL20811100.0
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 checked2075299.7
1) Checked590.3
TOTAL20811100.0
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 checked2037597.9
1) Checked4362.1
TOTAL20811100.0
54) To what extent do the worship services or activities of this congregation help you with everyday living? (WRSHHELP)
TOTAL%
1) A great extent790740.2
2) Some extent929447.3
3) A small extent197210.0
4) Not at all4772.4
Missing1161 
TOTAL19650100.0
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 checked1643679.0
1) Checked437521.0
TOTAL20811100.0
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 checked1901991.4
1) Checked17928.6
TOTAL20811100.0
57) Which of the following aspects of this congregation do you personally most value? Traditional style of worship or music. (VALUETS)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked1238159.5
1) Checked843040.5
TOTAL20811100.0
58) Which of the following aspects of this congregation do you personally most value? Contemporary style of worship or music. (VALUECS)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked1887990.7
1) Checked19329.3
TOTAL20811100.0
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 checked1288861.9
1) Checked792338.1
TOTAL20811100.0
60) Which of the following aspects of this congregation do you personally most value? Social activities or meeting new people. (VALUESA)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked1733383.3
1) Checked347816.7
TOTAL20811100.0
61) Which of the following aspects of this congregation do you personally most value? Sermons, preaching, or homilies (VALUESP)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked1222958.8
1) Checked858241.2
TOTAL20811100.0
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 checked1891790.9
1) Checked18949.1
TOTAL20811100.0
63) Which of the following aspects of this congregation do you personally most value? Ministry for children or youth. (VALUEMY)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked1713682.3
1) Checked367517.7
TOTAL20811100.0
64) Which of the following aspects of this congregation do you personally most value? Prayer ministry for one another. (VALUEPR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked1873490.0
1) Checked207710.0
TOTAL20811100.0
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 checked1692081.3
1) Checked389118.7
TOTAL20811100.0
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 checked2003996.3
1) Checked7723.7
TOTAL20811100.0
67) Which of the following aspects of this congregation do you personally most value? Openness to social diversity. (VALUEOD)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked1735083.4
1) Checked346116.6
TOTAL20811100.0
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 checked2016296.9
1) Checked6493.1
TOTAL20811100.0
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.17238.7
2) No, I have some friends in this congregation, but my closest friends are not involved here.359718.1
3) Yes, I have some close friends here as well as other close friends who are not part of this congregation,1228161.7
4) Yes, most of my closest friends are part of this congregation.231611.6
Missing894 
TOTAL19917100.0
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.431722.3
2) No, before coming here I had not been attending any congregation for several years.370119.1
3) No, before coming here I had never regularly attended.10595.5
4) Yes, immediately prior to coming here, I was participating in another congregation.1032153.2
Missing1413 
TOTAL19398100.0
71) Before you started coming here, what type of congregation did you attend? (CONGTYPE)
TOTAL%
1) Assembly of God960.5
2) Baptist10505.4
3) Catholic15437.9
4) Episcopal4012.1
5) Lutheran16178.3
6) Methodist234612.1
7) Nazarene560.3
8) Non-denominational3671.9
9) Pentecostal740.4
10) Presbyterian16348.4
11) Seventh-Day Adventist360.2
12) United Church of Christ523826.9
13) Other (please specify)14047.2
14) I did not attend another congregation before coming here.360418.5
Missing1345 
TOTAL19466100.0
72) Over the last two years, has there been any conflict in this congregation? (CONFLICT)
TOTAL%
1) No conflict that I am aware of844942.8
2) Some minor conflict616331.2
3) Major conflict9654.9
4) Major conflict, with leaders or people leaving16868.5
5) Don't know247212.5
Missing1076 
TOTAL19735100.0
73) Have this congregation's leaders encouraged you to find and use your gifts and skills here? (ENCURAGE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, to a great extent605332.4
2) Yes, to some extent693937.2
3) Yes, to a small extent286915.4
4) Not at all11846.3
5) Don't know16258.7
Missing2141 
TOTAL18670100.0
74) In what year were you born? 19__ (BORN)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL1985043.33119
75) Are you (female or male): (GENDER)
TOTAL%
1) Female1253364.4
2) Male692935.6
Missing1349 
TOTAL19462100.0
76) What is your employment status? Employed full time, part time, or self-employed. (EMPLYMNT)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked1121753.9
1) Checked959446.1
TOTAL20811100.0
77) What is your employment status? Unemployed. (EMPLYUE)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked2041298.1
1) Checked3991.9
TOTAL20811100.0
78) What is your employment status? Retired. (EMPLYR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked1278661.4
1) Checked802538.6
TOTAL20811100.0
79) What is your employment status? Full-time homemaker (EMPLYHM)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked1894191.0
1) Checked18709.0
TOTAL20811100.0
80) What is your employment status? Student. (EMPLYST)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked1957494.1
1) Checked12375.9
TOTAL20811100.0
81) What is your employment status? Other (please specify). (EMPLYOT)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked2026397.4
1) Checked5482.6
TOTAL20811100.0
82) What is the highest educational level you have completed? (EDUC)
TOTAL%
1) No formal schooling340.2
2) Primary school through 8th grade (K-8)5913.0
3) Some high school12706.4
4) Completed high school687434.4
5) Trade certificate11535.8
6) Associate degree18509.3
7) Bachelor's degree from a university or college460823.0
8) Master's, Doctorate, or other graduate degree361318.1
Missing818 
TOTAL19993100.0
83) What is your present marital status? (MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Never married213510.7
2) In first marriage1082154.1
3) Remarried after divorce207210.4
4) Remarried after death of spouse5162.6
5) Living in a committed relationship4542.3
6) Separated1590.8
7) Divorced11355.7
8) Widowed272313.6
Missing796 
TOTAL20015100.0
84) Do you have a spouse or partner who is also completing a survey here? (SPOUSE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes985850.6
2) No963449.4
Missing1319 
TOTAL19492100.0
85) What is your race or origin? Asian or Pacific Islander. (RACEAPI)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked2033397.7
1) Checked4782.3
TOTAL20811100.0
86) What is your race or origin? Black or African American. (RACEBL)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked2043598.2
1) Checked3761.8
TOTAL20811100.0
87) What is your race or origin? Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish origin. (RACEHS)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked2064399.2
1) Checked1680.8
TOTAL20811100.0
88) What is your race or origin? Indian (American) or Alaska Native. (RACEIN)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked2061699.1
1) Checked1950.9
TOTAL20811100.0
89) What is your race or origin? White or Caucasian. (RACEWH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked212410.2
1) Checked1868789.8
TOTAL20811100.0
90) What is your race or origin? Some other race (please specify)|Other. (RACEOT)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked2059799.0
1) Checked2141.0
TOTAL20811100.0
91) Where were you born? (WHREBORN)
TOTAL%
1) In the United States1943896.8
2) In another English-speaking country2661.3
3) In a non-English speaking country3741.9
Missing733 
TOTAL20078100.0
92) Is English your first language? (LANGUAGE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1634497.9
2) No3562.1
Missing4111 
TOTAL16700100.0
93) Which statement best describes the people who currently live in your household? (HOUSE)
TOTAL%
1) I live alone.363118.4
2) A couple without children717636.4
3) One adult with child/children8604.4
4) Two or more adults with child/children653433.1
5) Some adults living in the same household15197.7
Missing1091 
TOTAL19720100.0
94) About how much do you give financially to this congregation? (GIVE)
TOTAL%
1) I give 10% or more of net income regularly.222411.6
2) I give about 5% to 9% of net income regularly.700736.5
3) I give less than 5% of net income regularly.659334.3
4) I give a small amount whenever I am here.243112.7
5) I do not contribute financially here.9444.9
Missing1612 
TOTAL19199100.0
95) Which of the following describes your total annual household income before taxes? (INCOME)
TOTAL%
1) Less than $10,00011516.4
2) $10,000 to $24,999340519.0
3) $25,000 to $49,999528729.5
4) $50,000 to $74,999380521.2
5) $75,000 to $99,999211111.8
6) $100,000 or more218112.2
Missing2871 
TOTAL17940100.0
96) How many children of any age do you have, whether they live at home or elsewhere? (CHILD)
TOTAL%
0) None274714.6
1) 1226712.0
2) 2665235.3
3) 3416122.1
4) 418309.7
5) 56443.4
6) 62631.4
7) 71510.8
8) 8790.4
9) 9230.1
10) 10160.1
11) 1170.0
12) 1240.0
13) 1340.0
Missing1963 
TOTAL18848100.0
97) Do you have any children living at home? (CHILDHO)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked1019649.0
1) None at home1061551.0
TOTAL20811100.0
98) Please provide the age of your eldest child living at home. (CHILDEL)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL611215.7210
99) Please provide the age of your second oldest child living at home. (CHILD2)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL403111.3388
100) Please provide the age of your third oldest child living at home. (CHILD3)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL133310.4489
101) Please provide the age of your forth oldest child living at home. (CHILD4)
TOTAL%
1) 185.8
2) 216.7
3) 319.9
4) 237.3
5) 237.3
6) 103.2
7) 154.8
8) 206.4
9) 123.8
10) 165.1
11) 134.2
12) 237.3
13) 123.8
14) 123.8
15) 41.3
16) 82.6
17) 82.6
18) 51.6
19) 41.3
21) 31.0
22) 20.6
23) 20.6
24) 10.3
25) 20.6
26) 10.3
27) 10.3
28) 10.3
31) 31.0
32) 10.3
34) 31.0
35) 20.6
40) 41.3
41) 10.3
42) 31.0
45) 10.3
47) 10.3
50) 10.3
52) 10.3
54) 10.3
Missing20498 
TOTAL313100.0
102) Of your children who live at home, which ones participate at this or another congregation? Eldest child. (CHLDPRT1)
TOTAL%
1) Participate here485278.5
2) Participate elsewhere3786.1
3) No95015.4
Missing14631 
TOTAL6180100.0
103) Of your children who live at home, which ones participate at this or another congregation? Child number 2. (CHLDPRT2)
TOTAL%
1) Participate here349684.9
2) Participate elsewhere2085.0
3) No41510.1
Missing16692 
TOTAL4119100.0
104) Of your children who live at home, which ones participate at this or another congregation? Child number 3. (CHLDPRT3)
TOTAL%
1) Participate here113380.7
2) Participate elsewhere936.6
3) No17812.7
Missing19407 
TOTAL1404100.0
105) Of your children who live at home, which ones participate at this or another congregation? Child number 4. (CHLDPRT4)
TOTAL%
1) Participate here26469.7
2) Participate elsewhere338.7
3) No8221.6
Missing20432 
TOTAL379100.0
106) Form ID (FORMID)
TOTAL%
1589) 10.0
4043) 4262.0
8084) 10.0
30003) 8234.0
30451) 8294.0
44755) 760.4
47239) 1756984.4
53698) 4532.2
64632) 6333.0
TOTAL20811100.0
107) Unique ID put in by scanning company. Can be used to merge data for an attender to the back page data. (SUSPENSE)
108) Unique ID put in by scanning company. Can be used to merge data for an attender to the back page data. (BATCHTRA)
109) Unique id number to aggregate data by congregation. Cases starting with a U are Church of Christ. (CONGREGA)
110) Form (FORM)
TOTAL%
1) A1756984.4
3) AS760.4
5) E8294.0
6) F8234.0
8) H10.0
9) I6333.0
10) J4532.2
11) K4262.0
22) U10.0
TOTAL20811100.0
111) How long does it take you to get here? (DISTANC)
TOTAL%
1) 1-5 minutes529231.3
2) 6-10 minutes528431.3
3) 11-15 minutes303017.9
4) 16-20 minutes180010.7
5) 21-30 minutes10246.1
6) More than 30 minutes4572.7
Missing3924 
TOTAL16887100.0
112) 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 more460227.7
2) About the same participation837150.3
3) Participate less241714.5
4) Not applicable (been coming less than 2 years)12467.5
Missing4175 
TOTAL16636100.0
113) Do you identify with any of the following approaches to faith? (Mark up to two options.) - Catholic (INDNCATH)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked1580189.5
1) Checked184410.5
Missing3166 
TOTAL17645100.0
114) Do you identify with any of the following approaches to faith? (Mark up to two options.) - Evangelical (INDNEVNG)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked1497184.8
1) Checked267415.2
Missing3166 
TOTAL17645100.0
115) Do you identify with any of the following approaches to faith? (Mark up to two options.) - Reformed (INDNREFM)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked1522686.3
1) Checked241913.7
Missing3166 
TOTAL17645100.0
116) Do you identify with any of the following approaches to faith? (Mark up to two options.) - Charismatic (INDNCHAR)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked1747599.0
1) Checked1701.0
Missing3166 
TOTAL17645100.0
117) Do you identify with any of the following approaches to faith? (Mark up to two options.) - Pentecostal (INDNPENT)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked1740498.6
1) Checked2411.4
Missing3166 
TOTAL17645100.0
118) Do you identify with any of the following approaches to faith? (Mark up to two options.) - Fundamentalist (INDNFUND)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked1733598.2
1) Checked3101.8
Missing3166 
TOTAL17645100.0
119) Do you identify with any of the following approaches to faith? (Mark up to two options.) - Traditionalist (INDNTRAD)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked1477983.8
1) Checked286616.2
Missing3166 
TOTAL17645100.0
120) Do you identify with any of the following approaches to faith? (Mark up to two options.) - Moderate (INDNMOD)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked1557188.2
1) Checked207411.8
Missing3166 
TOTAL17645100.0
121) Do you identify with any of the following approaches to faith? (Mark up to two options.) - Liberal (INDNLIB)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked1532186.8
1) Checked232413.2
Missing3166 
TOTAL17645100.0
122) Do you identify with any of the following approaches to faith? (Mark up to two options.) - New Age (INDNNA)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked1727897.9
1) Checked3672.1
Missing3166 
TOTAL17645100.0
123) 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 checked1309874.2
1) Checked454725.8
Missing3166 
TOTAL17645100.0
124) Do you agree or disagree: "This congregation is strongly focused on serving the wider community beyond the congregation"? (SRVCOMM)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree589635.5
2) Agree792647.7
3) Neutral or unsure213512.9
4) Disagree5693.4
5) Strongly disagree780.5
Missing4207 
TOTAL16604100.0
125) How often do you experience the following during worship services at this congregation? A sense of God's presence. (WRSHP1)
TOTAL%
1) Always500432.2
2) Usually577737.2
3) Sometimes378024.3
4) Rarely9796.3
Missing5271 
TOTAL15540100.0
126) How often do you experience the following during worship services at this congregation? Inspiration. (WRSHP2)
TOTAL%
1) Always362724.3
2) Usually707447.4
3) Sometimes378325.3
4) Rarely4423.0
Missing5885 
TOTAL14926100.0
127) How often do you experience the following during worship services at this congregation? Boredom. (WRSHP3)
TOTAL%
1) Always1741.2
2) Usually4663.3
3) Sometimes418229.9
4) Rarely914365.5
Missing6846 
TOTAL13965100.0
128) How often do you experience the following during worship services at this congregation? Awe or mystery. (WRSHP4)
TOTAL%
1) Always5093.7
2) Usually196114.4
3) Sometimes701151.4
4) Rarely417230.6
Missing7158 
TOTAL13653100.0
129) How often do you experience the following during worship services at this congregation? Joy. (WRSHP5)
TOTAL%
1) Always342923.3
2) Usually711748.4
3) Sometimes369925.1
4) Rarely4743.2
Missing6092 
TOTAL14719100.0
130) How often do you experience the following during worship services at this congregation? Frustration. (WRSHP6)
TOTAL%
1) Always1200.9
2) Usually4573.3
3) Sometimes364926.4
4) Rarely959769.4
Missing6988 
TOTAL13823100.0
131) How often do you experience the following during worship services at this congregation? Spontaneity. (WRSHP7)
TOTAL%
1) Always7635.5
2) Usually290421.1
3) Sometimes689950.1
4) Rarely321723.3
Missing7028 
TOTAL13783100.0
132) How often do you experience the following during worship services at this congregation? A sense of fulfilling my obligation. (WRSHP8)
TOTAL%
1) Always236916.3
2) Usually693947.7
3) Sometimes384226.4
4) Rarely13939.6
Missing6268 
TOTAL14543100.0
133) 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.194312.4
2) There are ideas but no clear vision, goals, or direction.296718.9
3) Yes, and I am strongly committed to them.464729.6
4) Yes, and I am partly committed to them.507632.3
5) Yes, but I am not committed to them.10606.8
Missing5118 
TOTAL15693100.0
134) Do you agree or disagree: "I have a sense of excitement about our congregation's future"? (EXCTFUT)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree372022.7
2) Agree781047.6
3) Neutral or unsure417225.4
4) Disagree5953.6
5) Strongly disagree1120.7
Missing4402 
TOTAL16409100.0
135) 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.5793.6
2) We are faithfully maintaining past directions.15129.3
3) We are currently deciding on new directions.441527.2
4) We are currently moving in new directions.529732.6
5) We need to rethink where we are heading.14388.8
6) Our future is very unclear or doubtful.5533.4
7) Don't know245615.1
Missing4561 
TOTAL16250100.0
136) Do you agree or disagree: "This congregation is always ready to try something new"? (CONGNEW)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree177110.8
2) Agree761446.5
3) Neutral or unsure504130.8
4) Disagree174010.6
5) Strongly disagree2191.3
Missing4426 
TOTAL16385100.0
137) 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 extent868453.0
2) Some extent496130.3
3) A small extent7294.4
4) Not at all1070.7
5) Don't know175010.7
6) There is currently no leader here.1520.9
Missing4428 
TOTAL16383100.0
138) 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 charge265216.3
2) Leadership that inspires people to take action825550.8
3) Leadership that acts on goals that people here have been involved in setting323719.9
4) Leadership where the people start most things5783.6
5) There is currently no leader here3101.9
6) Don't know12307.6
Missing4549 
TOTAL16262100.0
139) 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 checked542230.7
1) Checked1222369.3
Missing3166 
TOTAL17645100.0
140) 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 checked981455.6
1) Checked783144.4
Missing3166 
TOTAL17645100.0
141) 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 checked1685195.5
1) Checked7944.5
Missing3166 
TOTAL17645100.0
142) 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 checked1710496.9
1) Checked5413.1
Missing3166 
TOTAL17645100.0
143) 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 checked1361777.2
1) Checked402822.8
Missing3166 
TOTAL17645100.0
144) 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 checked906051.3
1) Checked858548.7
Missing3166 
TOTAL17645100.0
145) 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 checked1449382.1
1) Checked315217.9
Missing3166 
TOTAL17645100.0
146) 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 checked1482584.0
1) Checked282016.0
Missing3166 
TOTAL17645100.0
147) 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 checked1355776.8
1) Checked408823.2
Missing3166 
TOTAL17645100.0
148) 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 checked1697596.2
1) Checked6703.8
Missing3166 
TOTAL17645100.0
149) 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 agree842151.3
2) Agree566034.5
3) Neutral or unsure16289.9
4) Disagree3021.8
5) Strongly disagree920.6
6) There is currently no leader here3121.9
Missing4396 
TOTAL16415100.0
150) In the past 12 months, have you done any of the following? Did not do anything. (MT12NO)
TOTAL%
0) Not checked1985895.4
1) Check9534.6
TOTAL20811100.0
151) Year of Birth of respondent (YEAR)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL198501943.33119
152) Age of respondent (AGE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL1985057.66919
153) New persons attending the church in past 5 years or less (NEWATT)
TOTAL%
1) First Time – Newcomer4789.8
2) Returnee157532.3
3) Switcher186338.2
4) Transfer95619.6
Missing15939 
TOTAL4872100.0
154) Sample denomination (SAMP)
TOTAL%
9) United Church of Christ20811100.0
TOTAL20811100.0
155) I-AGE: Age of respondent (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-AGE)
TOTAL%
1) Less than 2512016.1
2) 25-44387819.5
3) 45-54355417.9
4) 55-64300815.2
5) 65+820941.4
Missing961 
TOTAL19850100.0
156) I-EDUC: What is the highest educational level you have completed? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-EDUC)
TOTAL%
1) Less than high school18959.5
4) Completed high school687434.4
5) Trade certificate/Associate degree300315.0
7) Bachelor's degree from a university or college460823.0
8) Master's, Doctorate, or other graduate degree361318.1
Missing818 
TOTAL19993100.0
157) I-INCOME: Which of the following describes your total annual household income before taxes? (for use with online analysis) (I-INCOME)
TOTAL%
1) Less than $10,00011516.4
2) $10,000 to $24,999340519.0
3) $25,000 to $49,999528729.5
4) $50,000 to $74,999380521.2
5) $75,000 to $99,999211111.8
6) $100,000 or more218112.2
Missing2871 
TOTAL17940100.0
158) I-GENDER: Are you (female or male): (for use with online analysis) (I-GENDER)
TOTAL%
1) Female1253364.4
2) Male692935.6
Missing1349 
TOTAL19462100.0
159) I-MARITAL: What is your present marital status? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Never married213510.7
2) In first marriage1082154.1
3) Remarried after divorce or death of spouse258812.9
5) Living in a committed relationship4542.3
6) Separated/Divorced12946.5
8) Widowed272313.6
Missing796 
TOTAL20015100.0