National Congregations Study, Cumulative Dataset (1998, 2006-2007, 2012, and 2018-2019)

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All frequencies weighted by 1061) WT_ALL4_CONG_DUP;
(The number of missing cases reported in the codebook are unweighted)
1) Case number (CASEID)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL53332749.461552.89
2) Four-digit year of data collection (YEAR)
TOTAL%
1998) 1998123423.1
2006) 2006150628.2
2012) 2012133125.0
2018) 2018126223.7
TOTAL5333100.0
3) Region in which congregation is located. Remarks: See Statistical Abstracts (any edition), U.S. Bureau of the Census, for a list of states within regions. (REGION)
TOTAL%
1) New England or Mid-Atlantic67712.7
2) East North Central or West North Central123523.2
3) South Atlantic, East South Central, or West South Central257748.3
4) Mountain or Pacific84415.8
TOTAL5333100.0
4) What is your position in this congregation? Remarks: This item identifies the position of the key informant. Positions are grouped here according to broad themes, but this is by no means the only categorization possible. (POS1)
TOTAL%
1) Primary Congregational Leader375070.6
2) General Congregational Leader (not necessarily primary)3626.8
3) Music90.2
4) Education410.8
5) Youth and Young Adults270.5
6) Adult/Family/Outreach80.2
7) Sick/Bereaved40.1
8) Missions130.2
10) Administration4528.5
11) Lay Leader5229.8
12) Building/Grounds Caretaking90.2
13) Other671.3
14) Multiple Roles480.9
Missing14 
TOTAL5312100.0
5) For how long have you been actively involved with this congregation? (Number of months) Remarks: Respondents were asked to report the number of years and months they have been involved. We converted their responses into the total number of months. (RTENURE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL5333134.53137.84
6) In what year was your congregation officially founded? (FOUNDED)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL53331937.0556.14
7) In what year did your congregation began worshiping at its current location? (STRTWRSH)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL53331944.8046.51
8) Is your congregation formally affiliated with a denomination, convention, or some similar kind of association? Remarks: This variable is coded 1 for congregations that we knew to be affiliated with a denomination even if the informant responded 'No' to the question. (HAVEDEN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes426379.9
2) No107020.1
TOTAL5333100.0
9) [2006-07 and 2012 wording] Please tell me the name of your denomination or other association. [ARDA Note: Please see DENOM in the survey instrument for full remarks and question wording.] (DENOM)
TOTAL%
1) Jewish Orthodox50.1
2) Jewish Reform (Union)450.8
3) Jewish Conservative (United)150.3
4) Jewish, other/unspecified70.1
5) Hindu90.2
6) Buddhist500.9
7) Muslim200.4
8) Other Non-Christian551.0
9) Catholic3316.2
10) Episcopal Church1252.3
11) ELCA1502.8
12) Lutheran, Missouri Synod801.5
13) Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod210.4
14) Other Lutheran160.3
15) PCUSA1432.7
16) PCA150.3
17) Other Presbyterian260.5
18) RCA130.2
19) Christian Reformed170.3
20) Other Reformed10.0
21) UU380.7
22) UMC5009.4
23) Nazarene360.7
24) Wesleyan130.2
25) Free Methodist160.3
26) Other Methodist70.1
27) UCC941.8
28) SBC61311.5
29) National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc921.7
30) American Baptist Churches in the USA (Northern)440.8
31) National Baptist551.0
32) Baptist General Conference (Converge)220.4
33) Baptist Churches Association of America210.4
34) Missionary Baptist861.6
35) Freewill Baptist390.7
36) National Baptist Convention of America110.2
37) Progressive National Baptist Convention70.1
38) Primitive Baptist150.3
39) Conservative Baptist Association of America40.1
40) General Association of Regular Baptist Churches120.2
41) Other Baptist1182.2
42) Disciples of Christ150.3
43) Church/Churches of Christ340.6
44) Brethren Churches160.3
45) Mennonite170.3
46) Quaker310.6
47) Greek Orthodox70.1
48) Eastern and Other Orthodox310.6
49) AME791.5
50) AME Zion140.3
51) COGIC1112.1
52) Vineyard40.1
53) Calvary Chapel30.1
54) Christian Missionary Alliance300.6
55) Evangelical Free Church260.5
56) Evangelical Covenant100.2
58) Assemblies of God1412.6
59) Foursquare Gospel220.4
60) Church of God (Cleveland, TN)210.4
61) Church of God (Anderson, IN)220.4
62) Other Church/Churches of God360.7
63) Pentecostal Holiness440.8
64) Full Gospel60.1
65) Other Pentecostal2124.0
66) Mormon971.8
67) Jehovah's Witnesses390.7
68) Seventh Day Adventist671.3
69) Unity Church60.1
70) Other Christian1292.4
99) No Official Denomination (HAVEDEN=2)107020.1
Missing9 
TOTAL5327100.0
10) Denominational affiliation, collapsed; Remarks: DENCODE uses the information from DENOM and other questions asking about congregations' religious affiliations and traditions to create an aggregated religious family variable. [ARDA Note: Please see DENCODE in the survey instrument for full remarks.] (DENCODE)
TOTAL%
1) Roman Catholic3316.2
2) Southern Baptist Convention61311.5
3) Black Baptist1653.1
4) American Black Convention440.8
5) Other Baptist55110.3
6) United Methodist Church5009.4
7) Black Methodist931.7
8) Other Methodist390.7
9) Evangelical Lutheran Church in America1502.8
10) Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod801.5
11) Other Lutheran380.7
12) Presbyterian Church (USA)1432.7
13) Other Presbyterian450.8
14) Assemblies of God1412.6
15) Other Pentecostal3787.1
16) Church of God in Christ1112.1
17) Disciples of Christ150.3
18) Episcopal Church1252.3
19) United Church of Christ941.8
20) Reformed Church in America130.2
21) Church of the Brethren160.3
22) Jehovah's Witness420.8
23) Mennonite170.3
24) Church of the Nazarene360.7
25) Seventh-day Adventist671.3
26) Unitarian Universalist Association380.7
27) Eastern Orthodox380.7
28) Church/Churches of Christ1092.0
29) Various Church of God1082.0
30) Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints981.8
31) Jewish941.8
32) Non-Christian/non-Jewish2154.0
36) Christian and Missionary Alliance300.6
37) Other Mainline/Liberal450.8
38) Other Conservative/Evangelical921.7
39) Other Christian, not elsewhere classified61611.6
TOTAL5330100.0
11) Denominational affiliation, collapsed further; Remarks: DENCODE3 collapses DENCODE into an even more broadly defined religious family variable. Note that DENCODE3 places congregations in a category if the religious tradition of the congregation was clear, even if HAVEDEN = 2. (DENCODE3)
TOTAL%
1) Roman Catholic3316.2
2) Baptist137325.7
6) Methodist63211.9
9) Lutheran2695.0
12) Presbyterian or Reformed2965.6
14) Pentecostal70813.3
17) Other mainline or liberal Protestants1302.4
18) Episcopal Church1252.3
22) Other conservative, evangelical, or sectarian Protestants4077.6
23) Other Christian, not elsewhere classified75314.1
24) Non-Christian3095.8
TOTAL5333100.0
12) Religious Tradition - collapsed; Remarks: TRAD3 uses all available information to place congregations into very broad religious traditions [ARDA Note: Please see TRAD3 in the survey instrument for full remarks.] (TRAD3)
TOTAL%
1) Roman Catholic3316.2
2) White conservative, evangelical, or fundamentalist243545.7
3) Black Protestant110020.6
4) White liberal or moderate115621.7
6) Non-Christian3095.8
TOTAL5331100.0
13) Is your congregation affiliated with any local association of congregations such as a local council of churches? Remarks: In 1998, the skip instruction attached to HAVEDEN was incorrect. When HAVEDEN=2, informants should have been asked LOCALAFF, but instead interviewers were directed to item 10. Because of this error, LOCALAFF was asked only of congregations who reported an affiliation with a denomination. LOCALAFF therefore should be used with caution and interpreted appropriately. (LOCALAFF)
TOTAL%
1) Yes46047.6
2) No50752.4
Missing4276 
TOTAL967100.0
14) What type of building does your congregation currently use for the primary worship services? Remarks: Item 10a was asked only if the congregation reported meeting in some other kind of building (item 10=2). Responses to items 10 and 10a were consolidated into BLDGTYPE. (BLDGTYPE)
TOTAL%
1) School1152.2
7) Storefront1192.2
20) Church, synagogue, temple or mosque477989.7
21) Other3145.9
Missing6 
TOTAL5327100.0
15) Do visitors ever come to view the building or the worship space to look at its architecture, or at artwork like stained glass windows or statues? (VIEWBLDG)
TOTAL%
1) Yes41333.9
2) No80566.1
Missing4105 
TOTAL1218100.0
16) Does this building belong to your congregation, or does it belong to another group that loans or rents space to you? (OWNBLDG)
TOTAL%
1) Belongs to congregation or denomination460586.6
2) Belongs to another group71013.4
Missing17 
TOTAL5315100.0
17) Within the past 12 months, has your congregation done any major construction or remodeling of your building or buildings? Remarks: This item was asked only if congregations reported owning their own building (OWNBLDG=1). (REMODEL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes41130.2
2) No94969.8
Missing3913 
TOTAL1360100.0
18) What year was this building built? Remarks: This item was asked only if congregations reported owning their own building (OWNBLDG=1). (BLDGYEAR)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL53331953.3941.75
19) Is your building used by any other congregation for its worship services? Remarks: In 2012 this item was asked only if congregations reported owning their own building (OWNBLDG=1). In 2018-19 this item was asked only if OWNBLDG=1 and congregations reported that other groups used their building (USEBLDG=1). USEBLDG wasn't asked in 2012. Analysts examining change over time should keep this in mind. (CONGUSE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes19311.5
2) No148488.5
Missing3333 
TOTAL1677100.0
20) Is that congregation composed primarily of recent immigrants to the United States? Remarks: This item was asked only if congregations reported that their building was used by another congregation for its worship services (CONGUSE=1). See remark for CONGUSE. (CONGIMM)
TOTAL%
1) Yes784.7
2) No159195.3
Missing3347 
TOTAL1669100.0
21) Did this construction or remodeling include any special features to improve accessibility for people with physical disabilities? Remarks: This item was asked only if congregations had done major construction or remodeling (REMODEL = 1). (IMPROVE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes22956.0
2) No18044.0
Missing4871 
TOTAL409100.0
22) Some congregations have worship services that take place every week at more than one location, but all locations are considered part of the same congregation. Does this describe your congregation? (MULTISITE_1)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1796.9
2) No241493.1
Missing2740 
TOTAL2593100.0
23) Do all of the services take place in the same building or campus? Remarks: This item was asked only if congregations reported having weekly worship services taking place at more than location, all part of the same congregation (MULTISITE_1=1). (SAMEBLDG_18)
TOTAL%
1) Yes5440.6
2) No7959.4
Missing5137 
TOTAL133100.0
24) Multisite status of congregation with added clarification; [ARDA Note: Please see MULTISITE_2 in the survey instrument for full remarks.] (MULTISITE_2)
TOTAL%
1) Yes796.3
2) No118393.7
Missing4071 
TOTAL1262100.0
25) Including your location, how many locations does your congregation have? Remarks: In 2012, this item was asked if congregations reported being a multisite congregation (MULTISITE_1 = 1). (NMLOCATE_12)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL53334.222.41
26) Including your location, how many locations does your congregation have? Remarks: In 2018-19, this item was asked only if congregations reported they were multisite (MULTISITE_1 = 1) and reported that services do not take place in the same building or campus (SAMEBLDG = 2 and thus MULTISITE_2 = 1). (NMLOCATE_18)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL53332.893.70
27) Are any of the congregation's locations considered satellite or branches of a main congregation or campus? Remarks: In 2012, this item was asked if congregations reported being a multisite congregation (MULTISITE_1 = 1). (BRANCH_12)
TOTAL%
1) Yes3984.8
2) No715.2
Missing5215 
TOTAL46100.0
28) Are any of the congregation's locations considered satellite or branches of a main congregation or campus? Remarks: In 2018-19, this item was asked only if congregations reported they were multisite (MULTISITE_1 = 1) and reported that services do not take place in the same building or campus (SAMEBLDG = 2 and thus MULTISITE_2 = 1). (BRANCH_18)
TOTAL%
1) Yes4252.5
2) No3847.5
3) [ARDA note: unknown code]00.0
Missing5198 
TOTAL80100.0
29) Is your location one of these satellites or branches, or is your location the main one? Remarks: In 2012, this item was asked if congregations reported being a multisite congregation (MULTISITE_1 = 1). (BRCHMAIN_12)
TOTAL%
1) Satellite/Branch2153.8
2) Main location1846.2
Missing5247 
TOTAL39100.0
30) Is your location one of these satellites or branches, or is your location the main one? Remarks: In 2018-19, this item was asked only if congregations reported they were multisite (MULTISITE_1 = 1) and reported that services do not take place in the same building or campus (SAMEBLDG = 2 and thus MULTISITE_2 = 1). (BRCHMAIN_18)
TOTAL%
1) Satellite/Branch2048.8
2) Main location2151.2
Missing5247 
TOTAL41100.0
31) Do people in worship services at these locations hear the same sermons or messages, either via live broadcast or a recording? Remarks: In 2012, this item was asked if congregations reported being a multisite congregation (MULTISITE_1 = 1). (SAMESER_12)
TOTAL%
1) Yes2758.7
2) No1941.3
Missing5215 
TOTAL46100.0
32) Do people in worship services at these locations hear the same sermons or messages, either via live broadcast or a recording? Remarks: In 2018-19, this item was asked only if congregations reported they were multisite (MULTISITE_1 = 1) and reported that services do not take place in the same building or campus (SAMEBLDG = 2 and thus MULTISITE_2 = 1). (SAMESER_18)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1215.2
2) No6784.8
Missing5198 
TOTAL79100.0
33) Do they hear any of the same music, either via live broadcast or a recording? Remarks: In 2012, this item was asked if congregations reported being a multisite congregation (MULTISITE_1 = 1). (SAMEMUS_12)
TOTAL%
1) Yes3269.6
2) No1430.4
Missing5215 
TOTAL46100.0
34) Do they hear any of the same music, either via live broadcast or a recording? Remarks: In 2018-19, this item was asked only if congregations reported they were multisite (MULTISITE_1 = 1) and reported that services do not take place in the same building or campus (SAMEBLDG = 2 and thus MULTISITE_2 = 1). (SAMEMUS_18)
TOTAL%
1) Yes2329.1
2) No5670.9
3) [ARDA note: unknown code]00.0
Missing5198 
TOTAL79100.0
35) How many persons would you say are associated in any way with the religious life of this congregation - counting both adults and children, counting both regular and irregular participants, counting both official or registered members and also participating nonmembers. What is the total number of persons associated with this congregation to any degree at all? Remarks: In 1998 and 2006-07 a single number response was accepted. In 2012 and 2018-19 either a single number or a range was accepted. When ranges were accepted, the average was used as NUMTOTAL. (NUMTOTAL)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL5333494.201960.74
36) How many persons - counting both adults and children - would you say regularly participate in the religious life of your congregation - whether or not they are officially members of your congregation? Remarks: In 1998 and 2006-07 a single number response was accepted. In 2012 and 2018-19 either a single number or a range was accepted. When ranges were accepted, the average was used as NUMREGLR. (NUMREGLR)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL5333184.28511.76
37) How many adults - people 18 years or older - would you say regularly participate in the religious life of your congregation? Remarks: Because NUMADLTS was used to create weighting variables, we imputed a value to NUMADLTS for cases with missing data. IMPSIZE is coded 1 for cases for which NUMADLTS was imputed. In 1998 and 2006-07 a single number response was accepted. In 2012 and 2018-19 either a single number or a range was accepted. When ranges were accepted, the average was used as NUMADLTS. (NUMADLTS)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL5333120.42308.30
38) Size was imputed for NUMADLTS; Remarks: Details regarding the construction of IMPSIZE can be found in Appendix A. (IMPSIZE)
TOTAL%
0) No, size not imputed529699.3
1) Yes, size imputed for NUMADLTS370.7
TOTAL5333100.0
39) What was the number of regularly participating adults in your congregation two years ago, that is in 2010? (NUMADLTS2)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL5333135.22426.54
40) [2012 and 2018-19 wording] Compared with two years ago - that is, this time in 2010 - has the number of regularly participating adults increased, decreased, or remained about the same? [ARDA Note: Please see ADLTCHG in the survey instrument for full remarks and question wording.] (ADLTCHG)
TOTAL%
1) Increased3530.2
2) Remained about the same4841.4
3) Decreased3328.4
Missing5162 
TOTAL116100.0
41) Has your [increase/decrease] been 10 percent or more since two years ago, or less than 10 percent? Remarks: This item was asked only if congregations reported an increase or decrease in the number of regularly participating adults (ADLTCHG=1 or ADLTCHG=3). In 2006-07, responses to items 14a and 14b were consolidated into CHANGE. (CHANGE)
TOTAL%
1) Decreased more than 10 percent1369.1
2) Decreased less than 10 percent1198.0
3) Remained about the same60040.3
4) Increased less than 10 percent20013.4
5) Increased more than 10 percent43229.1
Missing3841 
TOTAL1487100.0
42) Is there one person who is the head or senior clergy person or religious leader in your congregation? (CLERGONE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes500393.9
2) No3256.1
Missing3 
TOTAL5328100.0
43) What is the leadership situation in your congregation? Are you currently without a leader, have co-leaders, or in some other situation? Remarks: This item was asked only if CLERGONE=2. If CLERGONE=1, this item was left missing. (LEADSIT)
TOTAL%
1) No Leader1215.0
2) Co-Leaders3645.0
3) Other Situation3240.0
Missing5256 
TOTAL80100.0
44) How many co-leaders are there? Remarks: This item was asked only if LEADSIT=2. If LEADSIT=1 or 2, this item was left missing. (CLDRNUM)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL53333.951.94
45) Are you searching for a leader? Remarks: This item was asked only if LEADSIT=1. If LEADSIT=2 or 3, this item was left as missing. (LDRSRCH)
TOTAL%
1) Yes216.7
2) No1083.3
Missing5324 
TOTAL12100.0
46) Are the co-leaders a married couple? Remarks: This item was asked only if LEADSIT=2 and CLDRNUM=2. If LEADSIT did not equal 2 or CLDRNUM did not equal 2, this item was left missing. (CLDRMAR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes222.2
2) No777.8
Missing5315 
TOTAL9100.0
47) Is this person male or female? [ARDA Note: Please see DENOM in the survey instrument for full remarks.] (CLERGSEX)
TOTAL%
1) Male446989.3
2) Female53710.7
Missing229 
TOTAL5006100.0
48) What race or ethnicity [are you/is this person?] Remarks: See remarks for CLERGSEX. [ARDA Note: Please see CLERRACE in the survey instrument for full remarks.] (CLERRACE)
TOTAL%
1) White345869.4
2) Black or African American116323.3
3) Hispanic1813.6
4) Asian or Pacific Islander1382.8
5) Other410.8
Missing248 
TOTAL4981100.0
49) [Are you/Is this person] Hispanic or Latino? Remarks: See remarks for CLERGSEX. This item was asked only if CLERRACE does not equal three. (CLERHISP)
TOTAL%
1) Yes822.2
2) No366497.8
Missing1550 
TOTAL3746100.0
50) Clergy race, incorporates response to CLERHISP; Remarks: This item was constructed using CLERRACE and CLERHISP. See remark to CLERGSEX for details about how this variable is handled in different years for co-leader situations. (CLERRACE2)
TOTAL%
-9) [ARDA note: unknown code]00.0
1) White and non-Hispanic256066.7
2) White Hispanic170.4
3) Black and non-Hispanic94824.7
4) Black Hispanic20.1
5) Hispanic1614.2
6) Asian and non-Hispanic1183.1
7) Asian Hispanic00.0
8) Other300.8
Missing1436 
TOTAL3836100.0
51) What is [you/this person's] Hispanic or Latino national origin? Remarks: This item was only asked if CLERGONE = 1. This item was only asked if either CLERRACE=3 or CLERHISP=1. If CLERORIG= 9, 10, or 11, the specification is indicated in ORIGCA, ORIGSA, or ORIGOTHR (see below). (CLERORIG)
TOTAL%
1) Mexican American/Chicano811.0
2) Mexican2128.8
3) Puerto Rican1013.7
5) Cuban22.7
6) Dominican22.7
7) Colombian1216.4
9) Central American, other34.1
10) South American, other45.5
11) Other1115.1
Missing5243 
TOTAL73100.0
52) Specification of other national origin for head or senior clergyperson; Remarks: This item was only asked if CLERGONE = 1. [ARDA Note: Please see ORIGCA in the survey instrument for full remarks.] (ORIGCA)
TOTAL%
188) Costa Rica00.0
222) El Salvador00.0
320) Guatemala266.7
340) Honduras133.3
Missing5327 
TOTAL3100.0
53) Specification of other national origin for head or senior clergyperson; Remarks: This item was only asked if CLERGONE = 1. [ARDA Note: Please see ORIGSA in the survey instrument for full remarks.] (ORIGSA)
TOTAL%
32) Argentina00.0
76) Brazil00.0
222) El Salvador4100.0
604) Peru00.0
Missing5329 
TOTAL4100.0
54) Specification of other national origin for head or senior clergyperson; Remarks: This item was only asked if CLERGONE = 1. [ARDA Note: Please see ORIGOTHER in the survey instrument for full remarks.] (ORIGOTHR)
TOTAL%
76) Brazil00.0
222) El Salvador330.0
558) Nicaragua00.0
604) Peru00.0
724) Spain550.0
10010) Other, country not specified220.0
Missing5324 
TOTAL10100.0
55) [Were you/Was this person] born in the United States? Remarks: See remarks for CLERGSEX. (BORNINUS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes214787.8
2) No29712.2
Missing2862 
TOTAL2444100.0
56) In what country [were you/was this person] born? Remarks: This item was only asked if CLERGONE = 1 and if BORNINUS=2. All country codes are based on ISO-3166 codes, with the exception of the unspecified codes (10001-10010) that are unique to this dataset. (CTRYBORN)
TOTAL%
32) Argentina00.0
50) Bangladesh00.0
52) Barbados10.8
60) Bermuda00.0
76) Brazil00.0
124) Canada65.1
156) China21.7
170) Colombia1210.2
192) Cuba21.7
196) Cyprus00.0
214) Dominican Republic10.8
222) El Salvador75.9
250) France00.0
268) Georgia10.8
276) Germany32.5
288) Ghana10.8
320) Guatemala21.7
328) Guyana32.5
332) Haiti32.5
340) Honduras10.8
344) China, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region10.8
356) India108.5
364) Iran (Islamic Republic of)10.8
372) Ireland10.8
380) Italy00.0
388) Jamaica00.0
392) Japan00.0
404) Kenya10.8
410) Republic of Korea21.7
422) Lebanon00.0
430) Liberia00.0
440) Lithuania00.0
470) Malta00.0
484) Mexico2218.6
558) Nicaragua00.0
566) Nigeria10.8
586) Pakistan1311.0
604) Peru00.0
608) Philippines10.8
616) Poland32.5
630) Puerto Rico21.7
704) Vietnam00.0
710) South Africa21.7
724) Spain54.2
780) Trinidad and Tobago00.0
826) United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland65.1
862) Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)00.0
887) Yemen10.8
10001) Africa, country not specified10.8
Missing5174 
TOTAL118100.0
57) How long [have you/has this person] lived in the United States? Number of months. Remarks: This item was only asked if CLERGONE = 1 and if BORNINUS=2. [ARDA Note: Please see TIMEINUS in the survey instrument for full remarks.] (TIMEINUS)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL5333284.64165.84
58) In what year did [you/this person] become the head or senior clergy person or religious leader? Remarks: See remarks for CLERGSEX. (CLERYEAR)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL53332000.1111.15
59) How old [are you/is this person]? Remarks: See remarks for CLERGSEX. (CLERGAGE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL533353.7711.86
60) [Are you/Is this person] currently married? Remarks: See remarks for CLERGSEX. (CLERGMAR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes98282.4
2) No21017.6
Missing4134 
TOTAL1192100.0
61) How do most people in the congregation address [you/this person]? Remarks: This item was only asked if CLERGONE = 1. The variables HOWADD and TITLE were both constructed by coding verbatim responses to CLERGMAR. (HOWADD)
TOTAL%
1) First Name OR Nickname21615.2
2) First Name OR Title First Name241.7
3) First Name OR Title Only271.9
4) First Name OR Title Last Name120.8
5) Title First Name28920.3
6) Title First Name OR Title Last Name211.5
7) Title Only60342.3
8) Title Last Name20214.2
9) Title Only OR Title Last Name211.5
10) Title Only OR Title First Name90.6
Missing3885 
TOTAL1424100.0
62) How do most people in the congregation address [you/this person]? Remarks: This item was only asked if CLERGONE = 1. The variables HOWADD and TITLE were both constructed by coding verbatim responses to CLERGMAR. (TITLE)
TOTAL%
0) No title21615.1
1) Mr./Ms./Mrs.00.0
2) Dr.100.7
3) Pastor70849.6
4) Minister20.1
5) Reverend845.9
6) Rabbi201.4
7) Father1097.6
8) Padre00.0
9) Monsignor30.2
10) Bishop523.6
11) Sister50.4
12) Brother15110.6
13) Elder241.7
14) Teacher00.0
15) Preacher110.8
16) President90.6
17) Imam20.1
18) Chaplain40.3
20) Other171.2
Missing3885 
TOTAL1427100.0
63) What is the highest level of education [you have/this person has] received? Remarks: This item was only asked if CLERGONE = 1. If CLERGONE=2, CLEREDUC was set at 7. Analysts looking at change over time should keep in mind that clergy education is measured in different ways in different years. (CLEREDUC)
TOTAL%
1) Less than high school584.9
2) High school diploma635.4
3) Some college but no four-year degree16514.0
4) Four-year college degree20217.2
5) Graduate degree53345.3
6) Other (includes unspecified religious institutions)605.1
7) Not applicable, no single head clergy958.1
Missing4176 
TOTAL1176100.0
64) Did [you/this person] ever get a high school diploma or GED certificate? Remarks: This item was only asked if CLERGONE = 1. (CLERGHS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes120996.7
2) No413.3
Missing4059 
TOTAL1250100.0
65) Did [you/this person] ever complete one or more years of college or post-graduate education - not including schooling such as business college, technical or vocational school? Remarks: This item was only asked if CLERGONE = 1. (CLERCOL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes108687.0
2) No16213.0
Missing4062 
TOTAL1248100.0
66) How many years of college and post-graduate education did [you/this person] complete? Remarks: This item was only asked if CLERGONE = 1. (CLERCOLY)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL53336.653.36
67) [Do you/Does this person] have any college, university, or professional degrees? Remarks: This item was only asked if CLERGONE = 1. (CLERGDEG)
TOTAL%
1) Yes97389.8
2) No11110.2
Missing4136 
TOTAL1084100.0
68) What degree or degrees? Level of first degree mentioned; Remarks: This item was asked only if CLERGONE=1 and the head clergyperson had one or more college, university, or professional degrees (CLERGDEG=1). [ARDA Note: Please see CLGDEGLVL1_12 in the survey instrument for full remarks.] (CLGDEGLVL1_12)
TOTAL%
1) Associate degree687.0
2) Bachelor's degree63365.6
3) Master's degree (other than MDiv/BDiv)343.5
4) MDiv/BDiv degree919.4
5) Doctoral degree262.7
6) Licentiate of Sacred Theology (STL) / Licentiate of Canon Law (JCL) or similar RC Church graduate degree00.0
7) Bible College diploma or certificate (not elsewhere specified)333.4
8) Law, Medical, or other professional degree (not elsewhere specified)00.0
9) Can't tell808.3
Missing4239 
TOTAL965100.0
69) What degree or degrees? Level of second degree mentioned; Remarks: This item was asked only if CLERGONE=1 and the head clergyperson had one or more college, university, or professional degrees (CLERGDEG=1). [ARDA Note: Please see CLGDEGLVL2_12 in the survey instrument for full remarks.] (CLGDEGLVL2_12)
TOTAL%
1) Associate degree162.9
2) Bachelor's degree7613.6
3) Master's degree (other than MDiv/BDiv)16028.7
4) MDiv/BDiv degree25245.2
5) Doctoral degree264.7
6) Licentiate of Sacred Theology (STL) / Licentiate of Canon Law (JCL) or similar RC Church graduate degree10.2
7) Bible College diploma or certificate (not elsewhere specified)50.9
8) Law, Medical, or other professional degree (not elsewhere specified)30.5
9) Can't tell183.2
Missing4569 
TOTAL557100.0
70) What degree or degrees? Level of third degree mentioned; Remarks: This item was asked only if CLERGONE=1 and the head clergyperson had one or more college, university, or professional degrees (CLERGDEG=1). [ARDA Note: Please see CLGDEGLVL_3 in the survey instrument for full remarks.] (CLGDEGLVL3_12)
TOTAL%
1) Associate degree10.6
2) Bachelor's degree169.1
3) Master's degree (other than MDiv/BDiv)3620.5
4) MDiv/BDiv degree3620.5
5) Doctoral degree6134.7
6) Licentiate of Sacred Theology (STL) / Licentiate of Canon Law (JCL) or similar RC Church graduate degree21.1
7) Bible College diploma or certificate (not elsewhere specified)84.5
8) Law, Medical, or other professional degree (not elsewhere specified)00.0
9) Can't tell169.1
Missing5015 
TOTAL176100.0
71) What degree or degrees? First degree religious in content; Remarks: This item was asked only if CLERGONE=1 and the head clergyperson had one or more college, university, or professional degrees (CLERGDEG=1). [ARDA Note: Please see CLGDEGREL1_12 in the survey instrument for full remarks.] (CLGDEGREL1_12)
TOTAL%
0) No35336.6
1) Yes37538.9
9) Can't tell23624.5
Missing4241 
TOTAL964100.0
72) What degree or degrees? Second degree religious in content; Remarks: This item was asked only if CLERGONE=1 and the head clergyperson had one or more college, university, or professional degrees (CLERGDEG=1). [ARDA Note: Please see CLGDEGREL2_12 in the survey instrument for full remarks.] (CLGDEGREL2_12)
TOTAL%
0) No12923.2
1) Yes38569.2
9) Can't tell427.6
Missing4570 
TOTAL556100.0
73) What degree or degrees? Third degree religious in content; Remarks: This item was asked only if CLERGONE=1 and the head clergyperson had one or more college, university, or professional degrees (CLERGDEG=1). [ARDA Note: Please see CLGDEGREL3_12 in the survey instrument for full remarks.] (CLGDEGREL3_12)
TOTAL%
0) No3218.1
1) Yes12972.9
9) Can't tell169.0
Missing5015 
TOTAL177100.0
74) Highest degree completed by head or senior clergyperson; Remarks: This item was asked only if CLERGONE=1 and the head clergyperson had one or more college, university, or professional degrees (CLERGDEG=1). [ARDA Note: Please see HDEGREE12 in the survey instrument for full remarks.] (HDEGREE12)
TOTAL%
1) Less than high school383.0
2) High school diploma23518.9
3) Associate degree / Junior College / Bible College diploma or certificate594.7
4) Bachelor's degree26921.6
5) Graduate degree57045.7
6) Can't tell756.0
Missing4069 
TOTAL1246100.0
75) [Do you/Does this person] have a four-year college degree? Remarks: remark in CLERGSEX. (C4YRDEG)
TOTAL%
1) Yes93278.6
2) No25321.4
Missing4142 
TOTAL1185100.0
76) [Do you/Does this person] have any graduate or professional degrees beyond the four-year college degree? Remarks: remark in CLERGSEX. This item was only asked if the head clergyperson had a four-year college degree. (CGRADEG)
TOTAL%
1) Yes66973.6
2) No24026.4
Missing4306 
TOTAL909100.0
77) What degree or degrees? Level of first degree mentioned; [ARDA Note: Please see CLGDEGLVL1_18 in the survey instrument for full remarks.] (CLGDEGLVL1_18)
TOTAL%
3) Master's degree (other than MDiv/BDiv)21231.6
4) MDiv/BDiv degree25938.6
5) Doctoral degree639.4
9) Can't tell/Doesn't say6910.3
10) Named degree lower than graduate or professional degree6810.1
Missing4488 
TOTAL671100.0
78) What degree or degrees? Level of second degree mentioned; [ARDA Note: Please see CLGDEGLVL2_18 in the survey instrument for full remarks.] (CLGDEGLVL2_18)
TOTAL%
3) Master's degree (other than MDiv/BDiv)7426.3
4) MDiv/BDiv degree7627.0
5) Doctoral degree5519.6
9) Can't tell/Doesn't say3913.9
10) Named degree lower than graduate or professional degree3713.2
Missing4965 
TOTAL281100.0
79) What degree or degrees? Level of third degree mentioned; [ARDA Note: Please see CLGDEGLVL3_18 in the survey instrument for full remarks.] (CLGDEGLVL3_18)
TOTAL%
3) Master's degree (other than MDiv/BDiv)912.7
4) MDiv/BDiv degree68.5
5) Doctoral degree3143.7
9) Can't tell/Doesn't say45.6
10) Named degree lower than graduate or professional degree2129.6
Missing5243 
TOTAL71100.0
80) What degree or degrees? First degree religious in content; [ARDA Note: Please see CLGDEGREL1_18 in the survey instrument for full remarks.] (CLGDEGREL1_18)
TOTAL%
0) No19028.3
1) Yes42663.5
9) Can't tell558.2
Missing4488 
TOTAL671100.0
81) What degree or degrees? Second degree religious in content; [ARDA Note: Please see CLGDEGREL2_18 in the survey instrument for full remarks.] (CLGDEGREL2_18)
TOTAL%
0) No9734.5
1) Yes15755.9
9) Can't tell279.6
Missing4965 
TOTAL281100.0
82) What degree or degrees? Third degree religious in content; [ARDA Note: Please see CLGDEGREL3_18 in the survey instrument for full remarks.] (CLGDEGREL3_18)
TOTAL%
0) No3752.1
1) Yes2636.6
9) Can't tell811.3
Missing5243 
TOTAL71100.0
83) Highest degree completed by head or senior clergyperson; Remarks: [ARDA Note: Please see HDEGREE18 in the survey instrument for full remarks.] (HDEGREE18)
TOTAL%
1) Less than four-year college degree25321.2
2) Four-year college degree22418.8
3) Master's degree (other than MDiv/BDiv)16613.9
4) MDiv/BDiv degree28523.9
5) Doctoral degree14211.9
9) Can't tell/Doesn't say12110.2
Missing4134 
TOTAL1191100.0
84) [Have you/has this person] graduated from a seminary or theological school? Remarks: See remark in CLERGSEX. (CLERGRAD)
TOTAL%
1) Yes165364.5
2) No91035.5
Missing2699 
TOTAL2563100.0
85) [Are you/is this person] currently attending a seminary or theological school? Remarks: See remark in CLERGSEX. [ARDA Note: Please see CLERATTD in the survey instrument for full remarks.] (CLERATTD)
TOTAL%
1) Yes23010.4
2) No198289.6
Missing3540 
TOTAL2212100.0
86) [Are you/Is this person] ordained to full clergy status in your congregation, church, or religious group? Remarks: This item was asked only if CLERGONE=1. (CLERSTAT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes247193.3
2) No1776.7
Missing2608 
TOTAL2648100.0
87) [Were you/was this person] a member or regular participant in this congregation before becoming the leader of the congregation? Remarks: See remark in CLERGSEX. (CLERPART)
TOTAL%
1) Yes65124.9
2) No196275.1
Missing2688 
TOTAL2613100.0
88) In what capacity did you participate before? Remarks: This item was asked only if CLERGONE=1 and if CLERPART=1. (CLERGCAP)
TOTAL%
1) Primary Congregational Leader82.6
2) General Congregational Leader (not necessarily primary)9630.8
3) Music51.6
4) Education51.6
5) Youth and Young Adults82.6
6) Adult/Family/Outreach31.0
8) Missions10.3
10) Administration185.8
11) Lay Leader6119.6
13) Other289.0
14) Multiple Roles7925.3
Missing5099 
TOTAL312100.0
89) [Are you/Is this person] paid for [you/his/her] work in this congregation? Remarks: See remark in CLERGSEX. (CLERPAID)
TOTAL%
1) Yes319282.7
2) No67017.3
Missing1419 
TOTAL3862100.0
90) [Wording if hired within past two years] Since (you/they) were hired in (your/their) present position], [have you/has this person] taken a pay cut or had [your/their] salary reduced? [Wording if hired in the present position two or more years ago] In the past two years [have you/has this person] taken a pay cut or had [your/their] salary reduced? (CPAYCUT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes17113.7
2) No107786.3
Missing4072 
TOTAL1248100.0
91) Does [you/this person's] compensation package include a provision for paid sabbatical leave of at least one month every seven years? Remarks: This item was asked only if CLERGONE=1. (CLERSABB)
TOTAL%
1) Yes27720.1
2) No110479.9
Missing3946 
TOTAL1381100.0
92) [Do you/Does this person] serve another congregation besides this one? Remarks: See remark in CLERGSEX. (OTHCONG)
TOTAL%
1) Yes61515.9
2) No325384.1
Missing1408 
TOTAL3868100.0
93) [Do you/Does this person] hold another job besides working for this or other congregations? Remarks: See remark in CLERGSEX. (OTHJOB)
TOTAL%
1) Yes137335.5
2) No249264.5
Missing1410 
TOTAL3865100.0
94) [Are you/Is this person] working full-time at this congregation? Remarks: See remark in CLERGSEX. (CLERFT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes263268.0
2) No123832.0
Missing1406 
TOTAL3870100.0
95) [Do you/Does this person] have a personal Facebook page that [you use/he uses/she uses] in [you/his/her] work in the congregation? Remarks: See remark in CLERGSEX. (CLERFACE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes47640.4
2) No70359.6
Missing4155 
TOTAL1179100.0
96) Other than Facebook, [do you/does this person] have any personal social media accounts, such as Twitter or Instagram, that [you use/he uses/she uses] in [your/his/her] work in the congregation? Remarks: See remark in CLERGSEX. (CLERSM)
TOTAL%
1) Yes21117.9
2) No97182.1
Missing4157 
TOTAL1182100.0
97) [Do you/Does this person] have a blog that [you have/he or she has] posted to in the last 12 months? Remarks: See remark in CLERGSEX. (CLERBLOG)
TOTAL%
1) Yes14212.1
2) No102887.9
Missing4154 
TOTAL1170100.0
98) The congregation has co-pastors instead of one head clergyperson; Remarks: This variable was constructed based on key informant reports of staff titles or other information. Because key informants were not asked directly if their congregation had co-pastors, COPASTOR should be used and interpreted with caution. (COPASTOR)
TOTAL%
0) No150599.9
1) Yes10.1
Missing3827 
TOTAL1506100.0
99) Is [the other co-leader/INITIALS #2] male or female? [ARDA Note: Please see CLREG2SEX in the survey instrument for full remarks.] (CLERG2SEX)
TOTAL%
1) Male666.7
2) Female333.3
Missing5314 
TOTAL9100.0
100) What race or ethnicity is this person? Remarks: See remarks for CLERRACE and CLERG2SEX. (CLER2RACE)
TOTAL%
1) White440.0
2) Black or African American550.0
3) Hispanic110.0
4) Asian or Pacific Islander00.0
Missing5313 
TOTAL10100.0
101) Is this person Hispanic or Latino? Remarks: See remarks for CLER2RACE and CLERG2SEX This item was asked only if CLER2RACE does not equal three. (CLER2HISP)
TOTAL%
1) Yes111.1
2) No888.9
Missing5314 
TOTAL9100.0
102) Clergy race, incorporates response to CLERHISP; Remarks: This item was constructed using CLER2RACE and CLER2HISP. See remark to CLERGSEX for details about how this variable is handled in different years for co-leader situations. (CLER2RACE2)
TOTAL%
1) White and non-Hispanic444.4
3) Black and non-Hispanic444.4
5) Hispanic111.1
6) Asian and non-Hispanic00.0
Missing5314 
TOTAL9100.0
103) Was this person born in the United States? Remarks: See remarks for CLER2SEX. (BORNINUS2)
TOTAL%
1) Yes9100.0
Missing5315 
TOTAL9100.0
104) In what year did this person become the head or senior clergy person or religious leader? Remarks: See remarks for CLER2SEX. (CLER2YEAR)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL53332006.7213.14
105) How old is this person? Remarks: See remarks for CLER2SEX. (CLERG2AGE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL533354.168.16
106) Is this person currently married? Remarks: See remarks for CLER2SEX. (CLERG2MAR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes555.6
2) No444.4
Missing5315 
TOTAL9100.0
107) Does this person have a four-year college degree? Remarks: See remarks for CLER2SEX. (C24YRDEG)
TOTAL%
1) Yes777.8
2) No222.2
Missing5315 
TOTAL9100.0
108) Does this person have any graduate or professional degrees beyond the four-year college degree? Remarks: See remark in item CLER2SEX. This item was only asked if the co-leader reported having a four-year college degree. (C2GRADEG)
TOTAL%
1) Yes342.9
2) No457.1
Missing5318 
TOTAL7100.0
109) What degree or degrees? Level of first degree mentioned; Remarks: See remark for CLGDEGLVL1_18/CLGDEGLVL2_18/CLGDEGLVL3_18 and CLGDEGREL1_18/CLGDEGREL2_18/CLGDEGREL3_18. (CLG2DEGLVL1_18)
TOTAL%
3) Master's degree (other than MDiv/BDiv)00.0
4) MDiv/BDiv degree150.0
5) Doctoral degree00.0
10) Named degree lower than graduate or professional degree150.0
Missing5322 
TOTAL2100.0
110) What degree or degrees? Level of second degree mentioned; Remarks: See remark for CLGDEGLVL1_18/CLGDEGLVL2_18/CLGDEGLVL3_18 and CLGDEGREL1_18/CLGDEGREL2_18/CLGDEGREL3_18. (CLG2DEGLVL2_18)
TOTAL%
3) Master's degree (other than MDiv/BDiv)1100.0
4) MDiv/BDiv degree00.0
5) Doctoral degree00.0
Missing5328 
TOTAL1100.0
111) What degree or degrees? Level of third degree mentioned; Remarks: See remark for CLGDEGLVL1_18/CLGDEGLVL2_18/CLGDEGLVL3_18 and CLGDEGREL1_18/CLGDEGREL2_18/CLGDEGREL3_18. (CLG2DEGLVL3_18)
TOTAL%
10) Named degree lower than graduate or professional degree00.0
Missing5332 
TOTAL0100.0
112) What degree or degrees? First degree religious in content; Remarks: See remark for CLGDEGLVL1_18/CLGDEGLVL2_18/CLGDEGLVL3_18 and CLGDEGREL1_18/CLGDEGREL2_18/CLGDEGREL3_18. (CLG2DEGREL1_18)
TOTAL%
0) No133.3
1) Yes266.7
Missing5322 
TOTAL3100.0
113) What degree or degrees? Second degree religious in content; Remarks: See remark for CLGDEGLVL1_18/CLGDEGLVL2_18/CLGDEGLVL3_18 and CLGDEGREL1_18/CLGDEGREL2_18/CLGDEGREL3_18. (CLG2DEGREL2_18)
TOTAL%
0) No00.0
1) Yes2100.0
Missing5328 
TOTAL2100.0
114) What degree or degrees? Third degree religious in content; Remarks: See remark for CLGDEGLVL1_18/CLGDEGLVL2_18/CLGDEGLVL3_18 and CLGDEGREL1_18/CLGDEGREL2_18/CLGDEGREL3_18. (CLG2DEGREL3_18)
TOTAL%
0) No00.0
Missing5332 
TOTAL0100.0
115) Highest degree completed; Remarks: See remark for HDEGREE18. (H2DEGREE18)
TOTAL%
1) Less than four-year college degree225.0
2) Four-year college degree450.0
3) Master's degree (other than MDiv/BDiv)112.5
4) MDiv/BDiv degree112.5
5) Doctoral degree00.0
Missing5315 
TOTAL8100.0
116) Has this person graduated from a seminary or theological school? Remarks: See remark in item CLER2SEX. (CLER2GRAD)
TOTAL%
1) Yes880.0
2) No220.0
Missing5314 
TOTAL10100.0
117) Is this person currently attending a seminary or theological school? Remarks: See remark in item CLER2SEX and CLERATTD. (CLER2ATTD)
TOTAL%
1) Yes00.0
2) No2100.0
Missing5327 
TOTAL2100.0
118) Was this person a member or regular participant in this congregation before becoming the leader of the congregation? Remarks: See remark in item CLER2SEX. (CLER2MMBR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes110.0
2) No990.0
Missing5314 
TOTAL10100.0
119) Is this person paid for [his/her] work in this congregation? Remarks: See remark in item CLER2SEX. (CLER2PAID)
TOTAL%
1) Yes660.0
2) No440.0
Missing5314 
TOTAL10100.0
120) Does this person serve another congregation besides this one? Remarks: See remark in item CLER2SEX. (OTHCONG2)
TOTAL%
1) Yes00.0
2) No9100.0
Missing5316 
TOTAL9100.0
121) Does this person hold another job besides working for this or other congregations? Remarks: See remark in item CLER2SEX. (OTHJOB2)
TOTAL%
1) Yes555.6
2) No444.4
Missing5315 
TOTAL9100.0
122) Is this person working full-time at this congregation? Remarks: See remark in item CLER2SEX. (CLER2FT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes660.0
2) No440.0
Missing5314 
TOTAL10100.0
123) Does this person have a personal Facebook page that [he/she] uses in [his/her] work in the congregation? Remarks: See remark in item CLER2SEX. (CLER2FACE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes111.1
2) No888.9
Missing5315 
TOTAL9100.0
124) Other than Facebook, does this person have any personal social media accounts, such as Twitter or Instagram, that [he/she] uses in [his/her] work in the congregation? Remarks: See remark in item CLER2SEX. (CLER2SM)
TOTAL%
1) Yes00.0
2) No9100.0
Missing5315 
TOTAL9100.0
125) Does this person have a blog that [he/she] posted to in the last 12 months? Remarks: See remark in item CLER2SEX. (CLER2BLOG)
TOTAL%
1) Yes00.0
2) No9100.0
Missing5315 
TOTAL9100.0
126) [2018-19 wording if head clergyperson or either co-leader is full-time paid staff] Including [you/the leader(s) we've been talking about you and your co-leader], how many people currently work in this congregation as full-time paid staff? [ARDA Note: Please see FTFSTAFF in the survey instrument for full remarks and question wording.] (FTSTAFF)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL53331.875.49
127) [2018-19 wording if head clergyperson or both co-leaders are not full-time paid staff] Of the [NUMBER FROM FTSTAFF] full-time paid staff people in this congregation, again including [you/the leader(s) we've been talking about/you and your co-leader], how many would be considered ministerial or other religious staff, such as youth ministers, other pastors, pastoral counselors, directors of religious education, music ministers, and so on? [ARDA Note: Please see MINSTAFF in the survey instrument for full remarks and question wording.] (MINSTAFF)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL53331.092.09
128) What are the job titles of each of these [NUMBER FROM MINSTAFF] full-time paid staff people? Please begin with [yourself/the senior clergy person or religious leader]. First mention title; [ARDA Note: Please see STF1TITL in the survey instrument for full remarks.] (STF1TITL)
TOTAL%
1) Primary Congregational Leader36793.9
2) General Congregational Leader92.3
3) Music00.0
4) Education20.5
5) Youth and Young Adults10.3
6) Adult/Family/Outreach00.0
7) Sick/Bereaved20.5
10) Administration61.5
11) Lay Leader20.5
13) Other20.5
Missing4525 
TOTAL391100.0
129) What are the job titles of each of these [NUMBER FROM MINSTAFF] full-time paid staff people? Please begin with [yourself/the senior clergy person or religious leader]. Second mention title; [ARDA Note: Please see STF2TITL in the survey instrument for full remark.] (STF2TITL)
TOTAL%
1) Primary Congregational Leader5913.6
2) General Congregational Leader13932.1
3) Music8619.9
4) Education317.2
5) Youth and Young Adults7016.2
6) Adult/Family/Outreach102.3
7) Sick/Bereaved10.2
8) Missions00.0
9) Spanish-Speaking/Hispanic20.5
10) Administration194.4
11) Lay Leader61.4
12) Building Caretaking00.0
13) Other102.3
Missing4468 
TOTAL433100.0
130) What are the job titles of each of these [NUMBER FROM MINSTAFF] full-time paid staff people? Please begin with [yourself/the senior clergy person or religious leader]. Third mention title; [ARDA Note: Please see STF3TITL in the survey instrument for full remarks.] (STF3TITL)
TOTAL%
1) Primary Congregational Leader63.9
2) General Congregational Leader2516.3
3) Music2919.0
4) Education2315.0
5) Youth and Young Adults5133.3
6) Adult/Family/Outreach63.9
7) Sick/Bereaved10.7
9) Spanish-Speaking/Hispanic10.7
10) Administration42.6
11) Lay Leader53.3
12) Building Caretaking00.0
13) Other21.3
Missing4875 
TOTAL153100.0
131) What are the job titles of each of these [NUMBER FROM MINSTAFF] full-time paid staff people? Please begin with [yourself/the senior clergy person or religious leader]. Fourth mention title; [ARDA Note: Please see STF4TITL in the survey instrument for full remarks.] (STF4TITL)
TOTAL%
1) Primary Congregational Leader11.9
2) General Congregational Leader713.5
3) Music1325.0
4) Education713.5
5) Youth and Young Adults1630.8
6) Adult/Family/Outreach47.7
7) Sick/Bereaved11.9
8) Missions00.0
9) Spanish-Speaking/Hispanic00.0
10) Administration23.8
12) Building Caretaking11.9
13) Other00.0
Missing5130 
TOTAL52100.0
132) What are the job titles of each of these [NUMBER FROM MINSTAFF] full-time paid staff people? Please begin with [yourself/the senior clergy person or religious leader]. Fifth mention title; [ARDA Note: Please see STF5TITL in the survey instrument for full remarks.] (STF5TITL)
TOTAL%
1) Primary Congregational Leader14.5
2) General Congregational Leader313.6
3) Music313.6
4) Education418.2
5) Youth and Young Adults522.7
6) Adult/Family/Outreach29.1
7) Sick/Bereaved14.5
10) Administration313.6
13) Other00.0
Missing5225 
TOTAL22100.0
133) What are the job titles of each of these [NUMBER FROM MINSTAFF] full-time paid staff people? Please begin with [yourself/the senior clergy person or religious leader]. Sixth mention title; [ARDA Note: Please see STF6TITL in the survey instrument for full remarks.] (STF6TITL)
TOTAL%
1) Primary Congregational Leader00.0
2) General Congregational Leader228.6
3) Music114.3
4) Education228.6
5) Youth and Young Adults228.6
6) Adult/Family/Outreach00.0
10) Administration00.0
13) Other00.0
Missing5291 
TOTAL7100.0
134) Thinking of [STF2TITL], is this person male or female? [ARDA Note: Please see STF2GEND in the survey instrument for full remarks and question wording.] (STF2GEND)
TOTAL%
1) Male38167.0
2) Female18833.0
Missing4320 
TOTAL569100.0
135) What race or ethnicity is this person? Remarks: See remarks for STF1TITL through STF6TITL and STF2GEND. Responses of '5, Other' were re-coded when possible, based on verbatim specifications of 'Other'. For more methodological details, see remarks for CLERRACE). (STF2RACE)
TOTAL%
1) White21271.9
2) Black or African American5318.0
3) Hispanic258.5
4) Asian or Pacific Islander41.4
5) Other10.3
Missing4884 
TOTAL295100.0
136) Is this person Hispanic or Latino? Remarks: See remarks for STF1TITL through STF6TITL and STF2GEND. This item was asked only if the person's race or ethnicity was not previously specified as Hispanic (STF2RACE does not equal three). (STF2HISP)
TOTAL%
1) Yes82.9
2) No26697.1
Missing4941 
TOTAL274100.0
137) How old is this person? Remarks: See remarks for STF1TITL through STF6TITL and STF2GEND. (STF2AGE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL533347.9513.27
138) In what year did this person start this job at this congregation? Remarks: See remarks for STF1TITL through STF6TITL and STF2GEND. (STF2STRT)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL53332003.889.28
139) [Wording if hired within past two years] Since [he/she] was hired in [his/her] present position, has this person taken a pay cut or had [his/her] salary reduced? [Wording if hired in the present position two or more years ago] In the past two years, has this person taken a pay cut or had [his/her] salary reduced? Remarks: See remarks for STF1TITL through STF6TITL. (STF2CUT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes2918.5
2) No12881.5
Missing5037 
TOTAL157100.0
140) Did this person graduate from a seminary or theological school? Remarks: See remarks for STF1TITL through STF6TITL and STF2GEND. (STF2GRDT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes29252.0
2) No27048.0
Missing4332 
TOTAL562100.0
141) Is this person currently attending a seminary or theological school? Remarks: See remarks for STF1TITL through STF6TITL and STF2GEND. This item was asked only if the person had not graduated from a seminary or theological school (STF2GRDT=2). (STF2ATTD)
TOTAL%
1) Yes4115.3
2) No22784.7
Missing4900 
TOTAL268100.0
142) Is this person ordained to full clergy status in your congregation, church or religious group? Remarks: See remarks for STF1TITL through STF6TITL. (STF2ORDN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes25659.3
2) No17640.7
Missing4471 
TOTAL432100.0
143) Was this person a member or regular participant in this congregation before starting this job at your congregation? Remarks: See remarks for STF1TITL through STF6TITL and STF2GEND. (STF2MMBR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes22740.2
2) No33859.8
Missing4327 
TOTAL565100.0
144) [Do you/Does this person] specialize in a particular area of work or [do you/does he/does she] have a wide range of responsibilities? Remarks: See remarks from STF2GEND. (STF2SPEC)
TOTAL%
1) Specialize5540.4
2) Wide range8159.6
Missing5181 
TOTAL136100.0
145) What is [you/this person's] job title? Remarks: See remarks from STF2GEND. This item was asked only if STF2SPEC = 2. (STAFF2A)
TOTAL%
1) Primary Congregational Leader3341.2
2) General Congregational Leader (not necessarily primary)1822.5
3) Music22.5
4) Education67.5
5) Youth and Young Adults22.5
6) Adult/Family/Outreach11.2
7) Sick/Bereaved00.0
10) Administration78.8
11) Lay Leader00.0
13) Other11.2
14) Multiple Roles1012.5
Missing5252 
TOTAL80100.0
146) What is [your/this person's] area of specialization? First mention; Remarks: See remarks from STF2GEND. This item was asked only if STF2SPEC = 1. The respondent was allowed to list up to three areas. (STF2SPZ1)
TOTAL%
1) Children's ministry916.1
2) Youth ministry1119.6
3) Young adult ministry11.8
4) Music2544.6
5) Religious education47.1
6) Family ministry11.8
8) Psychological counseling00.0
12) Administration11.8
17) Other47.1
Missing5262 
TOTAL56100.0
147) What is [your/this person's] area of specialization? Second mention; Remarks: See remarks from STF2GEND. This item was asked only if STF2SPEC = 1. The respondent was allowed to list up to three areas. (STF2SPZ2)
TOTAL%
2) Youth ministry533.3
4) Music00.0
5) Religious education00.0
6) Family ministry213.3
7) Pastoral care00.0
8) Psychological counseling426.7
12) Administration213.3
17) Other213.3
Missing5317 
TOTAL15100.0
148) What is [your/this person's] area of specialization? Third mention; Remarks: See remarks from STF2GEND. This item was asked only if STF2SPEC = 1. The respondent was allowed to list up to three areas. (STF2SPZ3)
TOTAL%
4) Music00.0
5) Religious education2100.0
Missing5331 
TOTAL2100.0
149) Thinking of [STF3TITL], is this person male or female? Remarks: See remarks for STF1TITL through STF6TITL. (STF3GEND)
TOTAL%
1) Male8254.7
2) Female6845.3
Missing4879 
TOTAL150100.0
150) What race or ethnicity is this person? Remarks: See remarks for STF1TITL through STF6TITL. Responses of '5, Other' were re-coded when possible, based on verbatim specifications of 'Other'. For more methodological details, see remarks for CLERRACE. (STF3RACE)
TOTAL%
1) White2777.1
2) Black or African American411.4
3) Hispanic25.7
4) Asian or Pacific Islander25.7
Missing5227 
TOTAL35100.0
151) Is this person Hispanic or Latino? Remarks: See remarks for STF1TITL through STF6TITL. (STF3HISP)
TOTAL%
1) Yes12.9
2) No3497.1
Missing5238 
TOTAL35100.0
152) How old is this person? Remarks: See remarks for STF1TITL through STF6TITL. (STF3AGE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL533345.6115.34
153) In what year did this person start this job at this congregation? Remarks: See remarks for STF1TITL through STF6TITL. (STF3STRT)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL53332001.756.60
154) [Wording if hired within past two years] Since [he/she] was hired in [his/her] present position, has this person taken a pay cut or had [his/her] salary reduced? [Wording if hired in the present position two or more years ago] In the past two years, has this person taken a pay cut or had [his/her] salary reduced? Remarks: See remarks for STF1TITL through STF6TITL. (STF3CUT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes411.4
2) No3188.6
Missing5227 
TOTAL35100.0
155) Did this person graduate from a seminary or theological school? Remarks: See remarks for STF1TITL through STF6TITL. (STF3GRDT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes5536.9
2) No9463.1
Missing4881 
TOTAL149100.0
156) Is this person currently attending a seminary or theological school? Remarks: See remarks for STF1TITL through STF6TITL. This item was asked only if the person had not graduated from a seminary or theological school (STF3GRDT=2). (STF3ATTD)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1718.7
2) No7481.3
Missing5071 
TOTAL91100.0
157) Is this person ordained to full clergy status in your congregation, church or religious group? Remarks: See remarks for STF1TITL through STF6TITL. (STF3ORDN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes6543.3
2) No8556.7
Missing4879 
TOTAL150100.0
158) Was this person a member or regular participant in this congregation before starting this job at your congregation? Remarks: See remarks for STF1TITL through STF6TITL. (STF3MMBR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes7147.3
2) No7952.7
Missing4881 
TOTAL150100.0
159) Thinking of [STF4TITL], is this person male or female? Remarks: See remarks for STF1TITL through STF6TITL. (STF4GEND)
TOTAL%
1) Male3262.7
2) Female1937.3
Missing5134 
TOTAL51100.0
160) In what year did this person start this job at this congregation? Remarks: See remarks for STF1TITL through STF6TITL. (STF4STRT)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL53331999.996.35
161) Did this person graduate from a seminary or theological school? Remarks: See remarks for STF1TITL through STF6TITL. (STF4GRDT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1733.3
2) No3466.7
Missing5135 
TOTAL51100.0
162) Is this person currently attending a seminary or theological school? Remarks: See remarks for STF1TITL through STF6TITL. This item was asked only if the person had not graduated from a seminary or theological school (STF4GRDT=2). (STF4ATTD)
TOTAL%
1) Yes412.5
2) No2887.5
Missing5204 
TOTAL32100.0
163) Is this person ordained to full clergy status in your congregation, church or religious group? Remarks: See remarks for STF1TITL through STF6TITL. (STF4ORDN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes2039.2
2) No3160.8
Missing5134 
TOTAL51100.0
164) Was this person a member or regular participant in this congregation before starting this job at your congregation? Remarks: See remarks for STF1TITL through STF6TITL. (STF4MMBR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1937.3
2) No3262.7
Missing5135 
TOTAL51100.0
165) Thinking of [STF5TITL], is this person male or female? Remarks: See remarks for STF1TITL through STF6TITL. (STF5GEND)
TOTAL%
1) Male942.9
2) Female1257.1
Missing5229 
TOTAL21100.0
166) In what year did this person start this job at this congregation? Remarks: See remarks for STF1TITL through STF6TITL. (STF5STRT)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL53332001.546.01
167) Did this person graduate from a seminary or theological school? Remarks: See remarks for STF1TITL through STF6TITL. (STF5GRDT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes838.1
2) No1361.9
Missing5229 
TOTAL21100.0
168) Is this person currently attending a seminary or theological school? Remarks: See remarks for STF1TITL through STF6TITL. This item was asked only if the person had not graduated from a seminary or theological school (STF5GRDT=2). (STF5ATTD)
TOTAL%
1) Yes00.0
2) No13100.0
Missing5262 
TOTAL13100.0
169) Is this person ordained to full clergy status in your congregation, church or religious group? Remarks: See remarks for STF1TITL through STF6TITL. (STF5ORDN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes836.4
2) No1463.6
Missing5229 
TOTAL22100.0
170) Was this person a member or regular participant in this congregation before starting this job at your congregation? Remarks: See remarks for STF1TITL through STF6TITL. (STF5MMBR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes733.3
2) No1466.7
Missing5229 
TOTAL21100.0
171) Thinking of [STF6TITL], is this person male or female? Remarks: See remarks for STF1TITL through STF6TITL. (STF6GEND)
TOTAL%
1) Male450.0
2) Female450.0
Missing5291 
TOTAL8100.0
172) In what year did this person start this job at this congregation? Remarks: See remarks for STF1TITL through STF6TITL. (STF6STRT)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL53332002.155.57
173) Did this person graduate from a seminary or theological school? Remarks: See remarks for STF1TITL through STF6TITL. (STF6GRDT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes337.5
2) No562.5
Missing5291 
TOTAL8100.0
174) Is this person currently attending a seminary or theological school? Remarks: See remarks for STF1TITL through STF6TITL. This item was asked only if the person had not graduated from a seminary or theological school (STF6GRDT=2). (STF6ATTD)
TOTAL%
1) Yes00.0
2) No5100.0
Missing5303 
TOTAL5100.0
175) Is this person ordained to full clergy status in your congregation, church or religious group? Remarks: See remarks for STF1TITL through STF6TITL. (STF6ORDN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes228.6
2) No571.4
Missing5291 
TOTAL7100.0
176) Was this person a member or regular participant in this congregation before starting this job at your congregation? Remarks: See remarks for STF1TITL through STF6TITL. (STF6MMBR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes342.9
2) No457.1
Missing5291 
TOTAL7100.0
177) Of these [NUMBER FROM MINSTAFF], how many are white and non-Hispanic? Remarks: In 2012, item FTSTFWHT was asked if congregations had 4 or more full-time ministerial staff (MINSTAFF is greater than or equal to 4). The dataset distinguishes between the 2012 and 2018-19 versions of the variables since they refer to different subsets of congregations. (FTSTFWHT_12)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL533319.0629.39
178) Of these [NUMBER FROM MINSTAFF], how many are white and non-Hispanic? [ARDA Note: Please see FTSTFWHT_12 and FTSTFWHT_18 in the survey instrument for full remarks.] (FTSTFWHT_18)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL53333.375.43
179) Of these [NUMBER FROM MINSTAFF], how many are Black or African American? Remarks: See remarks for FTSFWHT_12 and FTSFWHT_18. (FTSTFBLK_12)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL53332.154.02
180) Of these [NUMBER FROM MINSTAFF], how many are Black or African American? Remarks: See remarks for FTSFWHT_12 and FTSFWHT_18. (FTSTFBLK_18)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL53330.421.32
181) Of these [NUMBER FROM MINSTAFF], how many are Hispanic or Latino? Remarks: See remarks for FTSFWHT_12 and FTSFWHT_18. (FTSTFHIS_12)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL53337.7015.46
182) Of these [NUMBER FROM MINSTAFF], how many are Hispanic or Latino? Remarks: See remarks for FTSFWHT_12 and FTSFWHT_18. (FTSTFHIS_18)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL53330.411.19
183) Of these [NUMBER FROM MINSTAFF], how many are Asian or Pacific Islander? Remarks: See remarks for FTSFWHT_12 and FTSFWHT_18. (FTSTFASI_12)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL53332.023.89
184) Of these [NUMBER FROM MINSTAFF], how many are Asian or Pacific Islander? Remarks: See remarks for FTSFWHT_12 and FTSFWHT_18. (FTSTFASI_18)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL53331.013.20
185) Of these [NUMBER FROM MINSTAFF], how many are American Indian? Remarks: See remarks for FTSFWHT_12 and FTSFWHT_18. (FTSTFAI_12)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL53330.010.12
186) Of these [NUMBER FROM MINSTAFF], how many are an ethnicity other than the ones I've mentioned? Remarks: See remarks for FTSFWHT_12 and FTSFWHT_18. (FTSTFOTH_18)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL53330.050.35
187) Of these [NUMBER FROM MINSTAFF], how many are under 40 years old? (FTSFU40_12)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL533311.2918.76
188) Of these [NUMBER FROM MINSTAFF], how many are under 40 years old? Remarks: See remarks for FTSFWHT_12 and FTSFWHT_18. (FTSFU40_18)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL53332.205.03
189) Of these [NUMBER FROM MINSTAFF], how many are between 40 and 60 years old? Remarks: See remarks for FTSFWHT_12 and FTSFWHT_18. (FTSFU60_12)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL53338.0610.98
190) Of these [NUMBER FROM MINSTAFF], how many are over 60 years old? Remarks: See remarks for FTSFWHT_12 and FTSFWHT_18. (FTSFO60_12)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL53332.563.79
191) In the past two years, have any of these staff people taken a pay cut or had their salary reduced? Remarks: See remarks for FTSFWHT_12 and FTSFWHT_18. (FTSTFCUT_12)
TOTAL%
1) Yes56.0
2) No7894.0
Missing4939 
TOTAL83100.0
192) How many have taken a pay cut or had their salary reduced? Remarks: This item was asked only if staff had taken a recent pay cut (FTSTFCUT=1). (TFSTFCUT1_12)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL53333.934.49
193) Of these [NUMBER FROM MINSTAFF], how many are men? (FTSTFMEN_06)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL53336.354.62
194) Of these [NUMBER FROM MINSTAFF], how many are men? (FTSTFMEN_12)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL533312.4518.27
195) Of these [NUMBER FROM MINSTAFF], how many are men? (FTSTFMEN_18)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL53333.303.58
196) Of these [NUMBER FROM MINSTAFF], how many have graduated from a seminary or theological school? Remarks: See remarks for FTSFMEN_06 through FTSFMEN_18. (FTSTFGRD_06)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL53335.094.75
197) Of these [NUMBER FROM MINSTAFF], how many have graduated from a seminary or theological school? Remarks: See remarks for FTSFMEN_06 through FTSFMEN_18. (FTSTFGRD_12)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL533320.6137.51
198) Of these [NUMBER FROM MINSTAFF], how many have graduated from a seminary or theological school? Remarks: See remarks for FTSFMEN_06 through FTSFMEN_18. (FTSTFGRD_18)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL53332.174.07
199) How many are currently attending a seminary or theological school? Remarks See remarks for FTSFMEN_06 through FTSFMEN_18. (FTSTFATD_06)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL53330.862.33
200) How many are currently attending a seminary or theological school? Remarks: See remarks for FTSFMEN_06 through FTSFMEN_18. (FTSTFATD_12)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL533318.5538.35
201) How many are currently attending a seminary or theological school? Remarks: See remarks for FTSFMEN_06 through FTSFMEN_18. (FTSTFATD_18)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL53330.481.39
202) How many are ordained to full clergy status in your congregation, church or religious group? Remarks: See remarks for FTSFMEN_06 through FTSFMEN_18. (FTSTFORD_06)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL53334.884.66
203) How many are ordained to full clergy status in your congregation, church or religious group? Remarks: See remarks for FTSFMEN_06 through FTSFMEN_18. (FTSTFORD_12)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL533321.1937.32
204) How many were members or regular participants in your congregation before they started their jobs at this congregation? Remarks: See remarks for FTSFMEN_06 through FTSFMEN_18. (FTSTMBR_06)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL53333.575.30
205) How many were members or regular participants in your congregation before they started their jobs at this congregation? Remarks: See remarks for FTSFMEN_06 through FTSFMEN_18. (FTSTMBR_12)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL533318.7234.41
206) How many were members or regular participants in your congregation before they started their jobs at this congregation? Remarks: See remarks for FTSFMEN_06 through FTSFMEN_18. (FTSTMBR_18)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL53331.802.58
207) Do any of the [NUMBER FROM MINSTAFF] full-time ministerial staff specialize in particular areas of work or do they all have a wide range of responsibilities? Remarks: See remark for FTSFMEN_06 through FTSFMEN_18. (FTSSPZ_18)
TOTAL%
1) All have a wide range4433.1
2) At least one specializes8966.9
Missing4856 
TOTAL133100.0
208) How many specialize? Remarks: This item was only asked if the congregation had three or more full-time ministerial staff (MINSTAFF is greater than or equal to three) and if at least one of these staff members specializes in a particular area of work (FTSSPZ = 2). (FTSSNO_18)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL53333.896.68
209) (If FTSSNO = 1) What is this person's area of specialization? (If FTSSNO is greater than or equal to two) Of the [NUMBER FROM FTSSNO] who specialize, how many specialize in each of the following areas of activities: children's ministry; [ARDA Note: Please see FTSCHLD in the survey instrument for full remarks.] (FTSCHLD)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL53330.711.51
210) (If FTSSNO = 1) What is this person's area of specialization? (If FTSSNO is greater than or equal to two) Of the [NUMBER FROM FTSSNO] who specialize, how many specialize in each of the following areas of activities: youth ministry; [ARDA Note: Please see FTSYOUTH in the survey instrument for full remarks.] (FTSYOUTH)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL53330.670.81
211) (If FTSSNO = 1) What is this person's area of specialization? (If FTSSNO is greater than or equal to two) Of the [NUMBER FROM FTSSNO] who specialize, how many specialize in each of the following areas of activities: young adult ministry; [ARDA Note: Please see FTSYA in the survey instrument for full remarks.] (FTSYA)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL53330.410.68
212) (If FTSSNO = 1) What is this person's area of specialization? (If FTSSNO is greater than or equal to two) Of the [NUMBER FROM FTSSNO] who specialize, how many specialize in each of the following areas of activities: music; [ARDA Note: Please see FTSMUSIC in the survey instrument for full remarks.] (FTSMUSIC)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL53330.731.16
213) (If FTSSNO = 1) What is this person's area of specialization? (If FTSSNO is greater than or equal to two) Of the [NUMBER FROM FTSSNO] who specialize, how many specialize in each of the following areas of activities: religious education; [ARDA Note: Please see FTSREDU in the survey instrument for full remarks.] (FTSREDU)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL53331.282.19
214) (If FTSSNO = 1) What is this person's area of specialization? (If FTSSNO is greater than or equal to two) Of the [NUMBER FROM FTSSNO] who specialize, how many specialize in each of the following areas of activities: family ministry; [ARDA Note: Please see FTSFAMIN in the survey instrument for full remarks.] (FTSFAMIN)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL53330.471.21
215) (If FTSSNO = 1) What is this person's area of specialization? (If FTSSNO is greater than or equal to two) Of the [NUMBER FROM FTSSNO] who specialize, how many specialize in each of the following areas of activities: pastoral care; [ARDA Note: Please see FTSCARE in the survey instrument for full remarks.] (FTSCARE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL53330.783.59
216) (If FTSSNO = 1) What is this person's area of specialization? (If FTSSNO is greater than or equal to two) Of the [NUMBER FROM FTSSNO] who specialize, how many specialize in each of the following areas of activities: psychological counseling; [ARDA Note: Please see FTSPSYCH in the survey instrument for full remarks.] (FTSPSYCH)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL53330.651.84
217) (If FTSSNO = 1) What is this person's area of specialization? (If FTSSNO is greater than or equal to two) Of the [NUMBER FROM FTSSNO] who specialize, how many specialize in each of the following areas of activities: community engagement; [ARDA Note: Please see FTSENGAG in the survey instrument for full remarks.] (FTSENGAG)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL53331.052.13
218) (If FTSSNO = 1) What is this person's area of specialization? (If FTSSNO is greater than or equal to two) Of the [NUMBER FROM FTSSNO] who specialize, how many specialize in each of the following areas of activities: spiritual growth; [ARDA Note: Please see FTSGROW in the survey instrument for full remarks.] (FTSGROW)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL53331.332.69
219) (If FTSSNO = 1) What is this person's area of specialization? (If FTSSNO is greater than or equal to two) Of the [NUMBER FROM FTSSNO] who specialize, how many specialize in each of the following areas of activities: outreach; [ARDA Note: Please see FTSREACH in the survey instrument for full remarks.] (FTSREACH)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL53330.761.93
220) (If FTSSNO = 1) What is this person's area of specialization? (If FTSSNO is greater than or equal to two) Of the [NUMBER FROM FTSSNO] who specialize, how many specialize in each of the following areas of activities: administration; [ARDA Note: Please see FTSADMIN in the survey instrument for full remarks.] (FTSADMIN)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL53330.491.15
221) (If FTSSNO = 1) What is this person's area of specialization? (If FTSSNO is greater than or equal to two) Of the [NUMBER FROM FTSSNO] who specialize, how many specialize in each of the following areas of activities: volunteer coordination; [ARDA Note: Please see FTSVOLC in the survey instrument for full remarks.] (FTSVOLC)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL53330.872.25
222) (If FTSSNO = 1) What is this person's area of specialization? (If FTSSNO is greater than or equal to two) Of the [NUMBER FROM FTSSNO] who specialize, how many specialize in each of the following areas of activities: worship-related technology; [ARDA Note: Please see FTSWTECH in the survey instrument for full remarks.] (FTSWTECH)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL53330.280.64
223) (If FTSSNO = 1) What is this person's area of specialization? (If FTSSNO is greater than or equal to two) Of the [NUMBER FROM FTSSNO] who specialize, how many specialize in each of the following areas of activities: technology other than worship-related technology; [ARDA Note: Please see FTSTECH in the survey instrument for full remarks.] (FTSTECH)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL53330.220.57
224) (If FTSSNO = 1) What is this person's area of specialization? (If FTSSNO is greater than or equal to two) Of the [NUMBER FROM FTSSNO] who specialize, how many specialize in each of the following areas of activities: media or communications; [ARDA Note: Please see FTSMEDIA in the survey instrument for full remarks.] (FTSMEDIA)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL53330.290.73
225) (If FTSSNO = 1) What is this person's area of specialization? (If FTSSNO is greater than or equal to two) Of the [NUMBER FROM FTSSNO] who specialize, how many specialize in each of the following areas of activities: Any area of specialization that I haven't mentioned? (FTSOTHER)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1112.4
2) No7887.6
Missing4978 
TOTAL89100.0
226) Number of part time ministerial staff who specialize in an area not previously mentioned. [ARDA Note: Please see FTSPZOTHNUM in the survey instrument for full remarks.] (FTSPZOTHNUM)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL53331.350.73
227) Within the past 12 months has the number of full-time paid staff in your congregation increased, decreased, or stayed the same? (FTSFCHG)
TOTAL%
1) Increased2446.0
2) Stayed the same361789.0
3) Decreased2035.0
Missing1249 
TOTAL4064100.0
228) Within the past 12 months has the number of full-time paid staff in your congregation increased, decreased, or stayed the same? By how many? Remarks: This item was only asked if FTSTFCHG = 1 or 3. (FTCHGNO)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL53331.952.60
229) [2006-2007 wording] Is your congregation currently searching for a full-time staff person of any sort? (FTSRCH_06)
TOTAL%
1) Yes15910.7
2) No132489.3
Missing3835 
TOTAL1483100.0
230) [2018-19 wording] Are you currently searching to fill any full-time ministerial staff positions? (FTSRCH_18)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1229.7
2) No113990.3
Missing4073 
TOTAL1261100.0
231) What full-time position are you currently trying to fill? Remarks: This item was asked only if the congregation was searching for a full-time staff person (FTSRCH_06=1). (FTPOSTN)
TOTAL%
1) Primary Congregational Leader6239.2
2) General Congregational Leader127.6
3) Music3522.2
4) Education53.2
5) Youth and Young Adults2314.6
6) Adult/Family/Outreach21.3
7) Sick/Bereaved63.8
9) Spanish-Speaking/Hispanic00.0
10) Administration127.6
11) Lay Leader00.0
12) Building Caretaking10.6
13) Other00.0
Missing5102 
TOTAL158100.0
232) When did this search begin? Month; Remarks: This item was asked only if the congregation was searching for a full-time staff person (FTSRCH_06=1). (FTSRCHMO)
TOTAL%
1) January127.9
2) February64.0
3) March74.6
4) April42.6
5) May3019.9
6) June2717.9
7) July117.3
8) August2415.9
9) September106.6
10) October117.3
11) November32.0
12) December64.0
Missing5112 
TOTAL151100.0
233) When did this search begin? Year; Remarks: This item was asked only if the congregation was searching for a full-time staff person (FTSRCH_06=1). (FTSRCHYR)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL53332005.570.99
234) How many positions are you seeking to fill? Remarks: This item was asked only if the congregation was searching for a full-time staff person (FTSRCH_06=1). (FTSRCHNO)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL53331.480.97
235) (If FTSRCHNO is less than or equal to three) What [is/are] the job title[s] of the position[s] you are trying to fill? (If FTSRCHNO is greater than or equal to three) What are the job titles of the three most important positions you are trying to fill? First mention (FTPOSFL1)
TOTAL%
1) Primary Congregational Leader5142.1
2) General Congregational Leader (not necessarily primary)1512.4
3) Music43.3
4) Education10.8
5) Youth and Young Adults3831.4
6) Adult/Family/Outreach32.5
7) Sick/Bereaved32.5
8) Missions00.0
9) Spanish-Speaking/Hispanic00.0
10) Administration21.7
12) Building Caretaking00.0
13) Other32.5
14) Multiple Roles10.8
Missing5160 
TOTAL121100.0
236) (If FTSRCHNO is less than or equal to three) What [is/are] the job title[s] of the position[s] you are trying to fill? (If FTSRCHNO is greater than or equal to three) What are the job titles of the three most important positions you are trying to fill? Second mention (FTPOSFL2)
TOTAL%
1) Primary Congregational Leader00.0
3) Music412.5
4) Education26.2
5) Youth and Young Adults26.2
6) Adult/Family/Outreach00.0
7) Sick/Bereaved00.0
9) Spanish-Speaking/Hispanic00.0
10) Administration1546.9
12) Building Caretaking928.1
13) Other00.0
14) Multiple Roles00.0
Missing5296 
TOTAL32100.0
237) (If FTSRCHNO is less than or equal to three) What [is/are] the job title[s] of the position[s] you are trying to fill? (If FTSRCHNO is greater than or equal to three) What are the job titles of the three most important positions you are trying to fill? Third mention (FTPOSFL3)
TOTAL%
1) Primary Congregational Leader00.0
2) General Congregational Leader (not necessarily primary)00.0
3) Music00.0
5) Youth and Young Adults00.0
6) Adult/Family/Outreach00.0
10) Administration16100.0
12) Building Caretaking00.0
13) Other00.0
Missing5319 
TOTAL16100.0
238) [1998 and 2006-07 wording; 2012 wording if head clergyperson is not part-time paid staff; 2018-19 wording if head clergyperson or neither co-leader is part-time paid staff] How many people currently are part-time paid employees of this congregation, including people who receive regular fees for singing or other work? [ARDA Note: Please see PTSTAFF in the survey instrument for full remarks and question wording.] (PTSTAFF)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL53332.344.39
239) [2012 wording if head clergyperson is not part-time paid staff; 2018-19 wording if head clergyperson or neither co-leader is part-time paid staff] Of the [NUMBER FROM PTSTAFF] part-time paid staff people in this congregation, how many would be considered ministerial or other religious staff, such as youth ministers, other pastors, pastoral counselors, directors of religious education, music ministers, and so on? [ARDA Note: Please see PTMINSTF in the survey instrument for full remarks and question wording.] (PTMINSTF)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL53330.861.68
240) What are the job titles of each of these [NUMBER FROM PTMINSTF] part-time paid staff people? Please begin with [yourself/the senior clergy person or religious leader]. First mention [ARDA Note: Please see PSTF1TITL in the survey instrument for full remarks.] (PSTF1TITL)
TOTAL%
1) Primary Congregational Leader3073.2
2) General Congregational Leader12.4
5) Youth and Young Adults1024.4
Missing5311 
TOTAL41100.0
241) What are the job titles of each of these [NUMBER FROM PTMINSTF] part-time paid staff people? Please begin with [yourself/the senior clergy person or religious leader]. Second mention; [ARDA Note: Please see PSTF2TITL in the survey instrument for full remarks.] (PSTF2TITL)
TOTAL%
1) Primary Congregational Leader216.5
2) General Congregational Leader4413.5
3) Music16249.8
4) Education134.0
5) Youth and Young Adults5617.2
6) Adult/Family/Outreach51.5
7) Sick/Bereaved30.9
8) Missions00.0
9) Spanish-Speaking/Hispanic10.3
10) Administration195.8
11) Lay Leader10.3
13) Other00.0
Missing4948 
TOTAL325100.0
242) What are the job titles of each of these [NUMBER FROM PTMINSTF] part-time paid staff people? Please begin with [yourself/the senior clergy person or religious leader]. Third mention; [ARDA Note: Please see PSTF3TITL in the survey instrument for full remarks.] (PSTF3TITL)
TOTAL%
1) Primary Congregational Leader22.4
2) General Congregational Leader1720.2
3) Music3035.7
4) Education89.5
5) Youth and Young Adults2529.8
6) Adult/Family/Outreach00.0
7) Sick/Bereaved11.2
8) Missions00.0
10) Administration11.2
13) Other00.0
Missing5199 
TOTAL84100.0
243) [2018-19 wording] [Are you/Is this part-time paid ministerial staff person] male or female? Or [Are you/Is this second part-time paid ministerial staff person] male or female? Remarks: See remarks for PSTF1TITL through PTSF3TITL. [ARDA Note: Please see PSTF2GEND in the survey instrument for full remarks and question wording.] (PSTF2GEND)
TOTAL%
1) Male29456.2
2) Female22943.8
Missing4718 
TOTAL523100.0
244) What race or ethnicity is this person? Remarks: See remarks for PSTF1TITL through PSTF3TITL and PSTF2GEND. Responses of '5, Other' were re-coded when possible, based on verbatim specifications of 'Other'. For more methodological details, see remarks for CLERRACE. (PSTF2RACE)
TOTAL%
1) White35467.8
2) Black or African American12624.1
3) Hispanic295.6
4) Asian or Pacific Islander81.5
5) Other51.0
Missing4722 
TOTAL522100.0
245) Is this person Hispanic or Latino? Remarks: See remarks for PSTF1TITL through PSTF3TITL and PSTF2GEND.This item was asked only if the person's race or ethnicity was not previously specified as Hispanic (PSTF2RACE does not equal three). (PSTF2HISP)
TOTAL%
1) Yes193.9
2) No47096.1
Missing4773 
TOTAL489100.0
246) How old is this person? Remarks: See remarks for PSTF1TITL through PSTF3TITL and PSTF2GEND. (PSTF2AGE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL533348.1115.43
247) In what year did this person start this job at this congregation? Remarks: See remarks for PSTF1TITL through PSTF3TITL and PSTF2GEND. (PSTF2STRT)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL53332007.139.27
248) [Wording if hired in the present position two or more years ago] In the past two years, has this person taken a pay cut or had [his/her] salary reduced? [Wording if hired within the past two years] Since [he/she] was hired in [his/her] present position, has this person taken a pay cut or had [his/her] salary reduced? Remarks: See remarks for PSTF1TITL through PTSF3TITL. (PSTF2CUT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes195.8
2) No30694.2
Missing4952 
TOTAL325100.0
249) Did this person graduate from a seminary or theological school? Remarks: See remarks for PSTF1TITL through PSTF3TITL and PSTF2GEND. (PSTF2GRDT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes10921.0
2) No40979.0
Missing4728 
TOTAL518100.0
250) Is this person currently attending a seminary or theological school? Remarks: See remarks for PSTF1TITL through PSTF3TITL and PSTF2GEND. This item was asked only if the person had not graduated from a seminary or theological school (PSTF2GRDT=2). (PSTF2ATTD)
TOTAL%
1) Yes225.3
2) No39194.7
Missing4852 
TOTAL413100.0
251) Is this person ordained to full clergy status in your congregation, church, or religious group? Remarks: See remarks for PSTF1TITL through PTSF3TITL. (PSTF2ORDN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes9027.6
2) No23672.4
Missing4949 
TOTAL326100.0
252) Was this person a member or regular participant in this congregation before starting this job at your congregation? Remarks: See remarks for PSTF1TITL through PSTF3TITL and PSTF2GEND. (PSTF2MMBR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes28053.9
2) No23946.1
Missing4729 
TOTAL519100.0
253) [Do you/Does this person] specialize in a particular area of work or [do you/does he/does she] have a wide range of responsibilities? Remarks: See remarks for PSTF2GEND. (PTS2SPEC)
TOTAL%
1) Specialize14472.4
2) Wide Range of Responsibilities5527.6
Missing5103 
TOTAL199100.0
254) What is [your/this person's] job title? Remarks: See remarks from PSTF2GEND. This item was asked only if PTS2SPEC = 2. (PSTAFF2A)
TOTAL%
1) Primary Congregational Leader2138.9
2) General Congregational Leader713.0
3) Music11.9
4) Education00.0
5) Youth and Young Adults59.3
6) Adult/Family/Outreach11.9
7) Sick/Bereaved00.0
9) Spanish-Speaking/Hispanic00.0
10) Administration611.1
11) Lay Leader59.3
14) Multiple Roles814.8
Missing5281 
TOTAL54100.0
255) What is [your/this person's] area of specialization? First mention; Remarks: See remarks for PSTF2GEND. This item was asked only if PTS2SPEC = 1. The respondent was allowed to list up to three areas. (PSTF2SPZ1)
TOTAL%
1) Children's ministry74.9
2) Youth ministry1711.9
3) Young adult ministry10.7
4) Music10069.9
5) Religious education96.3
6) Family ministry32.1
7) Pastoral care32.1
8) Psychological counseling00.0
9) Community engagement10.7
17) Other21.4
Missing5155 
TOTAL143100.0
256) What is [your/this person's] area of specialization? Second mention; Remarks: See remarks for PSTF2GEND. This item was asked only if PTS2SPEC = 1. The respondent was allowed to list up to three areas. (PSTF2SPZ2)
TOTAL%
3) Young adult ministry00.0
4) Music555.6
5) Religious education222.2
6) Family ministry00.0
7) Pastoral care111.1
17) Other111.1
Missing5315 
TOTAL9100.0
257) What is [your/this person's] area of specialization? Third mention; Remarks: See remarks for PSTF2GEND. This item was asked only if PTS2SPEC = 1. The respondent was allowed to list up to three areas. (PSTF2SPZ3)
TOTAL%
17) Other00.0
Missing5332 
TOTAL0100.0
258) Thinking of [PSTF3TITL], is this person male or female? Remarks: See remarks for PSTF1TITL through PTSF3TITL. (PSTF3GEND)
TOTAL%
1) Male1922.4
2) Female6677.6
Missing5199 
TOTAL85100.0
259) What race or ethnicity is this person? Remarks: See remarks for PSTF1TITL through PTSF3TITL. Responses of '5, Other' were re-coded when possible, based on verbatim specifications of 'Other'. For more methodological details, see remarks for CLERRACE. (PSTF3RACE)
TOTAL%
1) White5666.7
2) Black or African American2327.4
3) Hispanic44.8
4) Asian or Pacific Islander11.2
Missing5201 
TOTAL84100.0
260) Is this person Hispanic or Latino? Remarks: See remarks for PSTF1TITL through PTSF3TITL. This item was asked only if the person's race or ethnicity was not previously specified as Hispanic (PSTF3RACE does not equal three). (PSTF3HISP)
TOTAL%
1) Yes00.0
2) No80100.0
Missing5218 
TOTAL80100.0
261) How old is this person? Remarks: See remarks for PSTF1TITL through PTSF3TITL. (PSTF3AGE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL533343.6811.12
262) In what year did this person start this job at this congregation? Remarks: See remarks for PSTF1TITL through PTSF3TITL. (PSTF3STRT)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL53332007.227.36
263) [Wording if hired in the present position two or more years ago] In the past two years, has this person taken a pay cut or had [his/her] salary reduced? [Wording if hired within past two years] Since [he/she] was hired in [his/her] present position, has this person taken a pay cut or had [his/her] salary reduced? Remarks: See remarks for PSTF1TITL through PTSF3TITL. (PSTF3CUT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes44.8
2) No8095.2
Missing5201 
TOTAL84100.0
264) Did this person graduate from a seminary or theological school? Remarks: See remarks for PSTF1TITL through PTSF3TITL. (PSTF3GRDT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1517.6
2) No7082.4
Missing5199 
TOTAL85100.0
265) Is this person currently attending a seminary or theological school? Remarks: See remarks for PSTF1TITL through PTSF3TITL. This item was asked only if the person had not graduated. (PSTF3ATTD)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1217.1
2) No5882.9
Missing5220 
TOTAL70100.0
266) Is this person ordained to full clergy status in your congregation, church, or religious group? Remarks: See remarks for PSTF1TITL through PTSF3TITL. (PSTF3ORDN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes78.2
2) No7891.8
Missing5199 
TOTAL85100.0
267) Was this person a member or regular participant in this congregation before starting this job at your congregation? Remarks: See remarks for PSTF1TITL through PTSF3TITL. (PSTF3MMBR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes5564.7
2) No3035.3
Missing5200 
TOTAL85100.0
268) Of these [NUMBER FROM PTMINSTF], how many are white and non-Hispanic? Remarks: In 2012, items PTSTFWHT, PTSTFBLK, et al. through PTSTFMBR were asked if congregations had four or more part-time ministerial staff (PTMINSTF is greater than or equal to four). (PTSTFWHT_12)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL53333.103.01
269) Of these [NUMBER FROM PTMINSTF], how many are white and non-Hispanic? [ARDA Note: Please see PTSTFWHT_12 and PTSTFWHT_18 in the survey instrument for full remarks.] (PTSTFWHT_18)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL53332.362.51
270) Of these [NUMBER FROM PTMINSTF], how many are Black or African American? Remarks: See remarks for PSTF1TITL through PTSF3TITL. (PTSTFBLK_12)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL53331.051.92
271) Of these [NUMBER FROM PTMINSTF], how many are Black or African American? Remarks: See remarks for PSTF1TITL through PTSF3TITL. (PTSTFBLK_18)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL53330.691.39
272) Of these [NUMBER FROM PTMINSTF], how many are Hispanic or Latino? Remarks: See remarks for PTSTFWHT_12 and PTSTFWHT_18. (PTSTFHIS_12)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL53330.441.84
273) Of these [NUMBER FROM PTMINSTF], how many are Hispanic or Latino? Remarks: See remarks for PTSTFWHT_12 and PTSTFWHT_18. (PTSTFHIS_18)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL53330.281.03
274) Of these [NUMBER FROM PTMINSTF], how many are Asian or Pacific Islander? Remarks: See remarks for PTSTFWHT_12 and PTSTFWHT_18. (PTSTFASI_12)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL53330.040.26
275) Of these [NUMBER FROM PTMINSTF], how many are Asian or Pacific Islander? Remarks: See remarks for PTSTFWHT_12 and PTSTFWHT_18. (PTSTFASI_18)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL53330.100.46
276) Of these [NUMBER FROM PTMINSTF], how many are American Indian? Remarks: See remarks for PTSTFWHT_12 and PTSTFWHT_18. (PTSTFAI)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL53330.000.00
277) Of these [NUMBER FROM PTMINSTF], how many are under 40 years old? Remarks: See remarks for PTSTFWHT_12 and PTSTFWHT_18. (PTSTFU40_12)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL53331.872.40
278) Of these [NUMBER FROM PTMINSTF], how many are under 40 years old? Remarks: See remarks for PTSTFWHT_12 and PTSTFWHT_18. (PTSTFU40_18)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL53331.382.16
279) How many are between 40 and 60 years old? Remarks: See remarks for PTSTFWHT_12 and PTSTFWHT_18. (PTSTFU60)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL53332.142.16
280) How many are over 60 years old? Remarks: See remarks for PTSTFWHT_12 and PTSTFWHT_18. (PTSTFO60)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL53330.620.92
281) Of these [NUMBER FROM PTMINSTF], how many are men? Remarks: See remarks for PTSTFWHT_12 and PTSTFWHT_18, (PTSTFMEN_12)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL53332.011.71
282) Of these [NUMBER FROM PTMINSTF], how many are men? Remarks: See remarks for PTSTFWHT_12 and PTSTFWHT_18. (PTSTFMEN_18)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL53331.681.78
283) In the past two years, have any of these staff people taken a pay cut or had their salary reduced? Remarks: See remarks for PTSTFWHT_12 and PTSTFWHT_18. (PTSTFCUT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1113.4
2) No7085.4
3) All hired within the last two years11.2
Missing5075 
TOTAL82100.0
284) How many? Remarks: See remarks for PTSTFWHT_12 and PTSTFWHT_18. This item was asked only if staff had taken a recent pay cut (PTSTFCUT=1). (PTSTFCUT1)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL53333.442.28
285) Of these [NUMBER FROM PTMINSTF], how many have graduated from a seminary or theological school? Remarks: See remarks for PTSTFWHT_12 and PTSTFWHT_18. (PTSTFGRD_12)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL53330.661.21
286) Of these [NUMBER FROM PTMINSTF], how many have graduated from a seminary or theological school? Remarks: See remarks for PTSTFWHT_12 and PTSTFWHT_18. (PTSTFGRD_18)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL53330.661.12
287) How many are currently attending a seminary or theological school? Remarks: See remarks for PTSTFWHT_12 and PTSTFWHT_18. (PTSTFATD_12)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL53330.240.72
288) How many are currently attending a seminary or theological school? Remarks: See remarks for PTSTFWHT_12 and PTSTFWHT_18. (PTSTFATD_18)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL53330.260.59
289) How many are ordained to full clergy status in your congregation, church, or religious group? Remarks: See remarks for PTSTFWHT_12 and PTSTFWHT_18. (PTSTFORD)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL53330.741.22
290) How many were members or regular participants in your congregation before they started their jobs at this congregation? Remarks: See remarks for PTSTFWHT_12 and PTSTFWHT_18. (PTSTFMBR_12)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL53332.953.28
291) How many were members or regular participants in your congregation before they started their jobs at this congregation? Remarks: See remarks for PTSTFWHT_12 and PTSTFWHT_18. (PTSTFMBR_18)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL53331.922.24
292) Do any of the [NUMBER FROM PTMINSTF] part-time ministerial staff specialize in particular areas of work or do they all have a wide range of responsibilities? Remarks: This item was only asked if the congregation had three or more part-time ministerial staff (PTMINSTF is greater than or equal to three). (PTSSPZ_18)
TOTAL%
1) All have a wide range4419.6
2) At least one specializes18180.4
Missing4863 
TOTAL225100.0
293) How many specialize? Remarks: This item was only asked if the congregation reported three or more part-time ministerial staff (PTMINSTF is greater than or equal to three) and if at least one of these staff members specializes in a particular area of work (PTSSPZ = 2). (PTSSNO_18)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL53333.042.23
294) (Asked if PTSSNO = 1) What is this person's area of specialization? (Asked if PTSSNO is greater than or equal to two) Of the [NUMBER FROM PTSSNO] who specialize, how many specialize in each of the following areas of activities: children's ministry; [ARDA Note: Please see PTSCHLD in the survey instrument for full remarks.] (PTSCHLD)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL53330.571.00
295) (Asked if PTSSNO = 1) What is this person's area of specialization? (Asked if PTSSNO is greater than or equal to two) Of the [NUMBER FROM PTSSNO] who specialize, how many specialize in each of the following areas of activities: youth ministry; [ARDA Note: Please see PTSYOUTH in the survey instrument for full remarks.] (PTSYOUTH)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL53330.550.69
296) (Asked if PTSSNO = 1) What is this person's area of specialization? (Asked if PTSSNO is greater than or equal to two) Of the [NUMBER FROM PTSSNO] who specialize, how many specialize in each of the following areas of activities: young adult ministry; [ARDA Note: Please see PTSYA in the survey instrument for full remarks.] (PTSYA)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL53330.190.46
297) (Asked if PTSSNO = 1) What is this person's area of specialization? (Asked if PTSSNO is greater than or equal to two) Of the [NUMBER FROM PTSSNO] who specialize, how many specialize in each of the following areas of activities: music; [ARDA Note: Please see PTSMUSIC in the survey instrument for full remarks.] (PTSMUSIC)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL53331.631.63
298) (Asked if PTSSNO = 1) What is this person's area of specialization? (Asked if PTSSNO is greater than or equal to two) Of the [NUMBER FROM PTSSNO] who specialize, how many specialize in each of the following areas of activities: religious education; [ARDA Note: Please see PTSREDU in the survey instrument for full remarks.] (PTSREDU)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL53330.470.84
299) (Asked if PTSSNO = 1) What is this person's area of specialization? (Asked if PTSSNO is greater than or equal to two) Of the [NUMBER FROM PTSSNO] who specialize, how many specialize in each of the following areas of activities: family ministry; [ARDA Note: Please see PTSFAMIN in the survey instrument for full remarks.] (PTSFAMIN)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL53330.260.64
300) (Asked if PTSSNO = 1) What is this person's area of specialization? (Asked if PTSSNO is greater than or equal to two) Of the [NUMBER FROM PTSSNO] who specialize, how many specialize in each of the following areas of activities: pastoral care; [ARDA Note: Please see PTSCARE in the survey instrument for full remarks.] (PTSCARE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL53330.350.73
301) (Asked if PTSSNO = 1) What is this person's area of specialization? (Asked if PTSSNO is greater than or equal to two) Of the [NUMBER FROM PTSSNO] who specialize, how many specialize in each of the following areas of activities: psychological counseling; [ARDA Note: Please see PTSPSYCH in the survey instrument for full remarks.] (PTSPSYCH)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL53330.070.30
302) (Asked if PTSSNO = 1) What is this person's area of specialization? (Asked if PTSSNO is greater than or equal to two) Of the [NUMBER FROM PTSSNO] who specialize, how many specialize in each of the following areas of activities: community engagement; [ARDA Note: Please see PTSENGAG in the survey instrument for full remarks.] (PTSENGAG)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL53330.370.95
303) (Asked if PTSSNO = 1) What is this person's area of specialization? (Asked if PTSSNO is greater than or equal to two) Of the [NUMBER FROM PTSSNO] who specialize, how many specialize in each of the following areas of activities: spiritual growth; [ARDA Note: Please see PTSGROW in the survey instrument for full remarks.] (PTSGROW)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL53330.561.45
304) (Asked if PTSSNO = 1) What is this person's area of specialization? (Asked if PTSSNO is greater than or equal to two) Of the [NUMBER FROM PTSSNO] who specialize, how many specialize in each of the following areas of activities: outreach; [ARDA Note: Please see PTSREACH in the survey instrument for full remarks.] (PTSREACH)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL53330.471.04
305) (Asked if PTSSNO = 1) What is this person's area of specialization? (Asked if PTSSNO is greater than or equal to two) Of the [NUMBER FROM PTSSNO] who specialize, how many specialize in each of the following areas of activities: administration; [ARDA Note: Please see PTSADMIN in the survey instrument for full remarks.] (PTSADMIN)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL53330.220.59
306) (Asked if PTSSNO = 1) What is this person's area of specialization? (Asked if PTSSNO is greater than or equal to two) Of the [NUMBER FROM PTSSNO] who specialize, how many specialize in each of the following areas of activities: volunteer coordination; [ARDA Note: Please see PTSVOLC in the survey instrument for full remarks.] (PTSVOLC)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL53330.370.86
307) (Asked if PTSSNO = 1) What is this person's area of specialization? (Asked if PTSSNO is greater than or equal to two) Of the [NUMBER FROM PTSSNO] who specialize, how many specialize in each of the following areas of activities: worship-related technology; [ARDA Note: Please see PTSWTECH in the survey instrument for full remarks.] (PTSWTECH)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL53330.310.67
308) (Asked if PTSSNO = 1) What is this person's area of specialization? (Asked if PTSSNO is greater than or equal to two) Of the [NUMBER FROM PTSSNO] who specialize, how many specialize in each of the following areas of activities: technology other than worship-related technology; [ARDA Note: Please see PTSTECH in the survey instrument for full remarks.] (PTSTECH)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL53330.150.53
309) (Asked if PTSSNO = 1) What is this person's area of specialization? (Asked if PTSSNO is greater than or equal to two) Of the [NUMBER FROM PTSSNO] who specialize, how many specialize in each of the following areas of activities: media or communications; [ARDA Note: Please see PTSMEDIA in the survey instrument for full remarks.] (PTSMEDIA)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL53330.210.57
310) Any area of specialization that I haven't mentioned? (PTSOTHER)
TOTAL%
1) Yes179.4
2) No16490.6
Missing4949 
TOTAL181100.0
311) Number of part time ministerial staff who specialize in an area not previously mentioned. [ARDA Note: Please see PTSPZOTHNUM in the survey instrument for full remarks.] (PTSPZOTHNUM)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL53331.110.49
312) Within the past 12 months has the number of part-time paid staff in your congregation increased, decreased, or stayed the same? (PTSFCHG)
TOTAL%
1) Increased1058.3
2) Stayed the same112289.0
3) Decreased342.7
Missing4076 
TOTAL1261100.0
313) By how many? Remarks: This item was only asked if PTSTFCHG = 1 or 3. (PTCHGNO)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL53331.460.94
314) Are you currently searching to fill any part-time ministerial staff positions? (PTSRCH)
TOTAL%
1) Yes876.9
2) No117593.1
Missing4075 
TOTAL1262100.0
315) How many positions are you seeking to fill? Remarks: This item was only asked if the congregation reported they were currently searching to fill any part-time ministerial staff position(s) (PTSRCH = 1). (PTSRCHNO)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL53331.270.85
316) (If PTSRCHNO is less than or equal to three) What [is/are] the job title[s] of the position[s] you are trying to fill? (If PTSRCHNO is greater than or equal to three) What are the job titles of the three most important position you are trying to fill? First mentioned (PTPOSFL1)
TOTAL%
1) Primary Congregational Leader44.6
2) General Congregational Leader (not necessarily primary)55.7
3) Music2933.3
4) Education66.9
5) Youth and Young Adults2832.2
6) Adult/Family/Outreach22.3
7) Sick/Bereaved11.1
9) Spanish-Speaking/Hispanic11.1
10) Administration66.9
11) Lay Leader11.1
13) Other11.1
14) Multiple Roles33.4
Missing5205 
TOTAL87100.0
317) (If PTSRCHNO is less than or equal to three) What [is/are] the job title[s] of the position[s] you are trying to fill? (If PTSRCHNO is greater than or equal to three) What are the job titles of the three most important position you are trying to fill? Second mentioned (PTPOSFL2)
TOTAL%
1) Primary Congregational Leader215.4
2) General Congregational Leader (not necessarily primary)17.7
3) Music323.1
4) Education215.4
5) Youth and Young Adults215.4
6) Adult/Family/Outreach17.7
7) Sick/Bereaved00.0
8) Missions00.0
10) Administration17.7
12) Building Caretaking00.0
13) Other17.7
Missing5301 
TOTAL13100.0
318) (If PTSRCHNO is less than or equal to three) What [is/are] the job title[s] of the position[s] you are trying to fill? (If PTSRCHNO is greater than or equal to three) What are the job titles of the three most important position you are trying to fill? Third mentioned (PTPOSFL3)
TOTAL%
2) General Congregational Leader (not necessarily primary)00.0
3) Music00.0
4) Education250.0
5) Youth and Young Adults125.0
6) Adult/Family/Outreach00.0
10) Administration00.0
11) Lay Leader125.0
12) Building Caretaking00.0
Missing5320 
TOTAL4100.0
319) In a typical week, how many worship services does your congregation hold? (NUMSERV1)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL53332.888.03
320) [1998] Most recent or main worship service [2006-07, 2012, 2018-19] Most recent or main worship service at which respondent was present: Month; [ARDA Note: Please see SVCMNTH in the survey instrument for full remarks.] (SVCMNTH)
TOTAL%
1) January1903.6
2) February1232.3
3) March2534.8
4) April3867.3
5) May64312.2
6) June68213.0
7) July68613.0
8) August70313.4
9) September4979.4
10) October52810.0
11) November3015.7
12) December2695.1
Missing52 
TOTAL5261100.0
321) [1998] Most recent or main worship service [2006-07, 2012, 2018-19] Most recent or main worship service at which respondent was present: Day of the month (1 through 31); [ARDA Note: Please see SVCDAY in the survey instrument for full remarks.] (SVCDAY)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL533315.458.92
322) How long did this service last? Time in minutes; Remarks: Respondents were asked to report the length of service in hours and minutes. We converted their responses into the total number of minutes. (LENGTH)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL533389.6842.11
323) Was there a sermon or a speech of some sort at this service? (SERMON)
TOTAL%
1) Yes510195.8
2) No2234.2
Missing7 
TOTAL5324100.0
324) How long did the sermon or speech last? Time in minutes; Remarks: SERMTIME was asked only if SERMON=1. If a congregation did not have a sermon (SERMON=2), SERMTIME was set at zero. (SERMTIME)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL533329.3118.51
325) Did the speaker come down from the altar, podium, chancel, or stage during the sermon? Remarks: SPKRDWN was asked only if SERMON=1. (SPKRDWN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes134549.6
2) No136450.4
Missing2556 
TOTAL2709100.0
326) What language or languages were spoken or sung at this service? First language mentioned; Remarks: SERVLNG1, SERVLNG2, and SERVLNG3 were coded from verbatim responses to items SERVLNG1 through SERVLNG3. (SERVLNG1)
TOTAL%
3) Arabic20.2
5) Armenian00.0
8) Chinese20.2
11) Creole10.1
15) Dutch00.0
16) English118196.0
25) Greek00.0
30) Hebrew60.5
39) Korean40.3
41) Latin10.1
50) Polish10.1
52) Punjabi10.1
59) Spanish242.0
63) Tongan50.4
64) Vietnamese00.0
87) Ukrainian10.1
90) Other10.1
Missing4105 
TOTAL1230100.0
327) What language or languages were spoken or sung at this service? Second language mentioned; Remarks: SERVLNG1, SERVLNG2, and SERVLNG3 were coded from verbatim responses to items SERVLNG1 through SERVLNG3. (SERVLNG2)
TOTAL%
2) American Sign Language78.6
3) Arabic44.9
5) Armenian11.2
6) Bangladeshi22.5
8) Chinese11.2
11) Creole00.0
16) English2328.4
22) French11.2
25) Greek11.2
28) Haitian22.5
30) Hebrew89.9
32) Hindi00.0
36) Italian00.0
39) Korean11.2
41) Latin89.9
44) Native American - American Indian00.0
51) Portuguese11.2
54) Russian11.2
59) Spanish1923.5
64) Vietnamese00.0
67) Zulu00.0
81) Lebanese00.0
82) Tamil00.0
90) Other11.2
Missing5196 
TOTAL81100.0
328) What language or languages were spoken or sung at this service? Third language mentioned; Remarks: SERVLNG1, SERVLNG2, and SERVLNG3 were coded from verbatim responses to items SERVLNG1 through SERVLNG3. (SERVLNG3)
TOTAL%
4) Aramaic535.7
8) Chinese17.1
11) Creole00.0
16) English00.0
22) French00.0
25) Greek17.1
30) Hebrew17.1
32) Hindi00.0
36) Italian214.3
39) Korean00.0
41) Latin00.0
51) Portuguese214.3
59) Spanish17.1
66) Yiddish00.0
85) Coptic17.1
90) Other00.0
Missing5306 
TOTAL14100.0
329) Which one of these was the primary language in which the service was conducted? Remarks: MAINLANG was asked only if more than one language was mentioned in items SERVLNG1 through SERVLNG3. (MAINLANG)
TOTAL%
3) Arabic34.3
5) Armenian11.4
6) Bangladeshi22.9
11) Creole00.0
16) English4462.9
22) French00.0
25) Greek00.0
30) Hebrew811.4
41) Latin11.4
59) Spanish11.4
63) Tongan57.1
85) Coptic11.4
90) Other45.7
Missing5227 
TOTAL70100.0
330) Were languages other than [SERVLNG1, SERVLNG2, SERVLNG3] spoken or sung at any service in the past 12 months? (OTHLANG)
TOTAL%
1) Yes22919.2
2) No96480.8
Missing4144 
TOTAL1193100.0
331) What other languages were spoken or sung? First language mentioned; Remarks: This item was asked only if OTHLANG=1. (OTHLANG1)
TOTAL%
1) African dialect20.9
2) American Sign Language52.3
3) Arabic73.2
4) Aramaic00.0
6) Bangladeshi10.5
8) Chinese10.5
15) Dutch00.0
16) English94.1
18) Fijian10.5
19) Filipino00.0
21) Finnish10.5
22) French62.7
23) German115.0
25) Greek41.8
28) Haitian20.9
30) Hebrew62.7
33) Hungarian10.5
36) Italian10.5
37) Japanese10.5
38) Kenyan10.5
39) Korean31.4
41) Latin2310.5
43) Lithuanian00.0
44) Native American - American Indian52.3
48) Pennsylvania Dutch10.5
49) Persian00.0
50) Polish00.0
51) Portuguese10.5
54) Russian31.4
55) Samoan20.9
58) South African10.5
59) Spanish10748.9
61) Swahili10.5
64) Vietnamese10.5
66) Yiddish31.4
90) Other83.7
Missing4926 
TOTAL219100.0
332) What other languages were spoken or sung? Second language mentioned; Remarks: This item was asked only if OTHLANG=1. (OTHLANG2)
TOTAL%
1) African dialect11.4
2) American Sign Language22.7
3) Arabic00.0
5) Armenian00.0
8) Chinese22.7
11) Creole11.4
15) Dutch00.0
16) English34.1
19) Filipino00.0
22) French1418.9
23) German34.1
25) Greek45.4
28) Haitian00.0
30) Hebrew11.4
32) Hindi11.4
33) Hungarian11.4
34) Icelandic22.7
35) Indonesian00.0
36) Italian11.4
37) Japanese79.5
39) Korean22.7
41) Latin810.8
42) Latin and Greek11.4
44) Native American - American Indian11.4
46) Norwegian00.0
50) Polish00.0
51) Portuguese22.7
54) Russian00.0
55) Samoan00.0
59) Spanish1317.6
61) Swahili00.0
64) Vietnamese00.0
70) Swedish11.4
71) Indian00.0
74) Turkish00.0
84) Pakistani11.4
86) Hawaiian00.0
90) Other22.7
Missing5167 
TOTAL74100.0
333) What other languages were spoken or sung? Third language mentioned; Remarks: This item was asked only if OTHLANG=1. (OTHLANG3)
TOTAL%
2) American Sign Language00.0
7) Bulgarian14.0
11) Creole14.0
17) Ethiopian00.0
19) Filipino00.0
22) French312.0
23) German28.0
25) Greek28.0
30) Hebrew00.0
31) Nigerian00.0
33) Hungarian00.0
36) Italian00.0
37) Japanese14.0
39) Korean00.0
41) Latin14.0
46) Norwegian00.0
49) Persian624.0
51) Portuguese00.0
53) Romanian00.0
54) Russian00.0
59) Spanish624.0
63) Tongan14.0
64) Vietnamese00.0
90) Other14.0
Missing5262 
TOTAL25100.0
334) Still thinking about [the worship service/the main service] that took place this past week, how many different individuals spoke or read to the group at some point in this service? Please don't include those who made brief announcements or informally shared a concern. (NUMSPOKE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL53333.264.87
335) Was this person male or female? Remarks: This item was asked if the congregation had only one speaker (NUMSPOKE=1). (SEXSPKR)
TOTAL%
1) Male23290.6
2) Female249.4
Missing5163 
TOTAL256100.0
336) How many of these readers or speakers were male and how many were female? Number of males; [ARDA Note: Please see MALESPKR in the survey instrument for full remarks.] (MALESPKR)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL53332.063.00
337) How many of these readers or speakers were male and how many were female? Number of females; [ARDA Note: Please see FEMSPKR in the survey instrument for full remarks.] (FEMSPKR)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL53331.192.76
338) Was there singing by the congregation at this service? (SINGING)
TOTAL%
1) Yes515396.7
2) No1763.3
Missing4 
TOTAL5329100.0
339) Was there a period of extended singing during the service where the congregation sang three or more songs in a row? Remarks: This item was asked only if there was singing by the congregation during the main service (SINGING=1). (EXTSING)
TOTAL%
1) Yes59348.9
2) No61951.1
Missing4111 
TOTAL1212100.0
340) Were any song lyrics specially provided to people on a flyer or handout? Remarks: This item was asked only if there was singing by the congregation at the service (SINGING=1). If a congregation reported that there was no singing by the congregation (SINGING=2), HANDOUT was set at 2. (HANDOUT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes34726.1
2) No98473.9
Missing4002 
TOTAL1331100.0
341) Was there singing by a choir at this service? (CHOIR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes245946.1
2) No287053.9
Missing5 
TOTAL5329100.0
342) Was there singing by a soloist at this service? (SOLOIST)
TOTAL%
1) Yes50340.9
2) No72859.1
Missing4102 
TOTAL1231100.0
343) [2006-07, 2012 and 2018-19 wording] Counting all the musical parts of this service, how many minutes would you say were taken up by music? [ARDA Note: Please see MUSICMIN in the survey instrument for full question wording.] (MUSICMIN)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL533324.7116.52
344) Were any musical instruments used in this service? (INSTMENT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes103285.2
2) No17914.8
Missing4120 
TOTAL1211100.0
345) Was a piano used? Remarks: This item was asked only if instruments were used (INSTMENT=1). If a congregation reported that no musical instruments were used during the main service (INSTMENT=2), PIANO was set at 2. (PIANO)
TOTAL%
1) Yes82568.9
2) No37231.1
Missing4143 
TOTAL1197100.0
346) [2012 and 2018-19 wording] Was an organ used in this service? [ARDA Note: Please see ORGAN in the survey instrument for full remarks and question wording.] (ORGAN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes174047.0
2) No196253.0
Missing1591 
TOTAL3702100.0
347) Were drums used at this service? [ARDA Note: Please see DRUMS in the survey instrument for full remarks.] (DRUMS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes166132.1
2) No351567.9
Missing128 
TOTAL5176100.0
348) Electric guitar? Remarks: This item was asked only if instruments were used (INSTMENT=1). If a congregation reported that no musical instruments were used during the main service (INSTMENT=2), ELECGTR was set at 2. (ELECGTR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes24020.8
2) No91279.2
Missing4170 
TOTAL1152100.0
349) Was a guitar used at this service? Remarks: This item was asked only if MUSICMIN is greater than 0. If a congregation reported no music in the main service (MUSICMIN=0), GUITAR was set at 2. (GUITAR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes131932.7
2) No271767.3
Missing1285 
TOTAL4036100.0
350) Was anyone paid by the congregation to sing or perform music at this service? (PAIDMUS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes31723.9
2) No101076.1
Missing4008 
TOTAL1327100.0
351) How many? Remarks: This item was asked only if the congregation reported that someone was paid to sing or perform music at the main service (PAIDMUS=1). If a congregation reported no paid musicians (PAIDMUS=2), PAIDMUS1 was set at zero. (PAIDMUS1)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL53330.380.91
352) Does your congregation have a copyright license agreement to perform or sing certain songs in worship services? (HAVECLA)
TOTAL%
1) Yes65951.1
2) No63148.9
Missing4035 
TOTAL1290100.0
353) Was there a time during the service in which people in the congregation greeted each other by shaking hands or some other way? (GREET)
TOTAL%
1) Yes426180.0
2) No106620.0
Missing7 
TOTAL5327100.0
354) Was there time during the service for silent prayer or meditation? (MEDITATE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes201473.6
2) No72326.4
Missing2596 
TOTAL2737100.0
355) Was there a part of this service specifically directed at children? (KIDTIME)
TOTAL%
1) Yes59648.3
2) No63851.7
Missing4101 
TOTAL1234100.0
356) Did any teens participate in this service by speaking, reading, singing, or performing, not including participating just by being part of the congregation or the choir? (TEENPART)
TOTAL%
1) Yes49139.9
2) No74160.1
Missing4101 
TOTAL1232100.0
357) Did people join hands at any point during the service, such as during a prayer or at other moments? (JOINHNDS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes104737.0
2) No178663.0
Missing2503 
TOTAL2833100.0
358) Did the leader of this service wear a robe or other special garments? (ROBE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes137133.5
2) No272266.5
Missing1238 
TOTAL4093100.0
359) Did anyone call out 'amen' or other expressions of approval? (AMEN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes356167.0
2) No175633.0
Missing17 
TOTAL5317100.0
360) Was there applause at any point in this service? (APPLAUSE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes319460.1
2) No212439.9
Missing13 
TOTAL5318100.0
361) Did people laugh out loud at any point in this service? (LAUGH)
TOTAL%
1) Yes91174.7
2) No30825.3
Missing4105 
TOTAL1219100.0
362) Was there a written order of service or program that people could follow, either in book form or as a handout? (PROGRAM)
TOTAL%
1) Yes356766.9
2) No176233.1
Missing3 
TOTAL5329100.0
363) Was any visual projection equipment used in this service? (OVERHEAD)
TOTAL%
1) Yes159429.9
2) No373070.1
Missing7 
TOTAL5324100.0
364) Were song lyrics projected on a wall or screen at any time during this service? Remarks: This item was asked only if the congregation reported using visual projection equipment in the main service (OVERHEAD=1). If a congregation reported no visual projection equipment in the service (OVERHEAD=2), LYRICS was set at 2. (LYRICS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes94936.7
2) No164063.3
Missing2745 
TOTAL2589100.0
365) Were cameras used to project images of musicians or speakers during this service so that people in the same room can see them better? Remarks: This item was asked only if the congregation reported using visual projection equipment in the main service (OVERHEAD=1). (PROJECT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1118.8
2) No114791.2
Missing4076 
TOTAL1258100.0
366) Did any part of this service involve watching video clips of any sort? (WTCHCLP)
TOTAL%
1) Yes22818.1
2) No102981.9
Missing4077 
TOTAL1257100.0
367) Was this service broadcast or streamed live so that people outside your building or campus could see it? (STREAMED)
TOTAL%
1) Yes25320.2
2) No100079.8
Missing4079 
TOTAL1253100.0
368) Was any part of this service recorded so people can listen or watch at a later time? (RECORDED)
TOTAL%
1) Yes62349.7
2) No63150.3
Missing4080 
TOTAL1254100.0
369) Were people offered the opportunity to use their smartphones during the service to participate in some way? (SMTPHONE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes41533.0
2) No84267.0
Missing4078 
TOTAL1257100.0
370) How? Using smartphone to access scripture; Remarks: This item was only asked if the congregation reported offering the opportunity to use their smartphones during the service to participate (SMTPHONE = 1). [ARDA Note: Please see PHONSCRPT in the survey instrument for full remarks.] (PHONSCRPT)
TOTAL%
0) No phone use of this type named102181.2
1) Response includes this type of phone use23618.8
Missing4078 
TOTAL1257100.0
371) How? Using smartphone to donate money to the congregation; Remarks: This item was only asked if the congregation reported offering the opportunity to use their smartphones during the service to participate (SMTPHONE = 1). [ARDA Note: Please see PHONDON in the survey instrument for full remarks.] (PHONDON)
TOTAL%
0) No phone use of this type named119595.1
1) Response includes this type of phone use624.9
Missing4078 
TOTAL1257100.0
372) How? Using smartphone to interact with social media; Remarks: This item was only asked if the congregation reported offering the opportunity to use their smartphones during the service to participate (SMTPHONE = 1). [ARDA Note: Please see PHONSM in the survey instrument for full remarks.] (PHONSM)
TOTAL%
0) No phone use of this type named118994.6
1) Response includes this type of phone use685.4
Missing4078 
TOTAL1257100.0
373) How? Using smartphone to record (audio/video/pictures); Remarks: This item was only asked if the congregation reported offering the opportunity to use their smartphones during the service to participate (SMTPHONE = 1). [ARDA Note: Please see PHONREC in the survey instrument for full remarks.] (PHONREC)
TOTAL%
0) No phone use of this type named113590.3
1) Response includes this type of phone use1229.7
Missing4078 
TOTAL1257100.0
374) How? Using smartphone to engage with the sermon or message; Remarks: This item was only asked if the congregation reported offering the opportunity to use their smartphones during the service to participate (SMTPHONE = 1). [ARDA Note: Please see PHONSERM in the survey instrument for full remarks.] (PHONSERM)
TOTAL%
0) No phone use of this type named120295.6
1) Response includes this type of phone use554.4
Missing4078 
TOTAL1257100.0
375) How? Using smartphone to engage or interact with the service's music; Remarks: This item was only asked if the congregation reported offering the opportunity to use their smartphones during the service to participate (SMTPHONE = 1). [ARDA Note: Please see PHONMUS in the survey instrument for full remarks.] (PHONMUS)
TOTAL%
0) No phone use of this type named123598.2
1) Response includes this type of phone use221.8
Missing4078 
TOTAL1257100.0
376) How? Using smartphone in some way not previously mentioned; Remarks: This item was only asked if the congregation reported offering the opportunity to use their smartphones during the service to participate (SMTPHONE = 1). [ARDA Note: Please see PHONOTH in the survey instrument for full remarks.] (PHONOTH)
TOTAL%
0) No phone use of this type named38693.0
1) Response includes this type of phone use297.0
Missing4926 
TOTAL415100.0
377) Did the people speak or read or recite something together at any point? (CONGREAD)
TOTAL%
1) Yes167761.3
2) No105738.7
Missing2596 
TOTAL2734100.0
378) Was incense used in this service? (INCENSE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes473.9
2) No116796.1
Missing4104 
TOTAL1214100.0
379) Did any adults jump, shouts, or dance spontaneously during this service? (JUMP)
TOTAL%
1) Yes132324.9
2) No398475.1
Missing17 
TOTAL5307100.0
380) Did anyone besides the leader raise their hands in praise during the service? (RAISEHND)
TOTAL%
1) Yes296556.0
2) No233144.0
Missing40 
TOTAL5296100.0
381) Was communion or the Lord's Supper celebrated at this service? Remarks: This item was asked only of Christian congregations. (COMMUN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes37432.3
2) No78467.7
Missing4161 
TOTAL1158100.0
382) Was a monetary offering collected at this service? (OFFERING)
TOTAL%
1) Yes133088.5
2) No17311.5
Missing3829 
TOTAL1503100.0
383) Was there a reading from the Bible during the service? Remarks: This item was asked only of Christian or Jewish congregations. (RDBIBLE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes121198.5
2) No191.5
Missing4058 
TOTAL1230100.0
384) From what translation? Remarks: This item was asked only if the congregation reported reading from the Bible during the main service (RDBIBLE=1). BIBLE1 was coded from verbatim responses to BIBLE1. (BIBLE1)
TOTAL%
1) King James Version44336.9
2) New King James Version867.2
3) Revised Standard Version161.3
4) New Revised Standard Version1169.7
5) New American Bible (includes New American Bible, Revised)443.7
6) Catholic, other (includes Jerusalem Bible, lectionary, and missal)121.0
7) English Standard Version282.3
8) New Living Translation90.7
9) New American Standard Bible544.5
10) New World Translation80.7
11) The Message60.5
12) Good News Bible30.2
13) Reina-Valera (Spanish)161.3
14) La Biblia de las Américas (Spanish)100.8
15) La Biblia Latinoamericana (Spanish, includes Latin American Bible, Latino American Bible)10.1
16) Other or unspecified Catholic (Spanish)10.1
17) Nueva Version Internacional (Spanish)00.0
18) Spanish version, other20.2
19) New International Version (NIV), 198430.2
20) Today's New International Version (TNIV)20.2
21) New International Version, not specified21217.6
22) Holman Christian Standard Bible121.0
25) Other English translation of the Tanakh (includes Artscroll, Etz Hayim)20.2
26) Multiple translations897.4
27) Translation in other language (not English or Spanish)60.5
28) Other (includes American Standard, Common English Bible, Amplified, and unspecified or unclear)211.7
Missing4098 
TOTAL1202100.0
385) Did any part of this service involve watching video that was recorded at or broadcasted from another location? (WTCHVID)
TOTAL%
1) Yes403.0
2) No129197.0
Missing4002 
TOTAL1331100.0
386) For about how long would you say that people in this congregation usually mingle and socialize informally with each other before and after the service? Time in minutes (SOCLTIME)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL533335.3727.90
387) [2006-07, 2012, and 2018-19 wording] Still thinking about [the worship service/the main service] that we've been talking about, how many people, including both adults and children, would you say attended? [ARDA Note: Please see NUMATTND in the survey instrument for full question wording.] (NUMATTND)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL5333120.70614.51
388) What was the total attendance, including both adults and children, at all of the worship services that took place this past weekend, including services on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday? [ARDA Note: Please see TOTATTND in the survey instrument for full remarks.] (TOTATTND)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL5333242.73617.78
389) In the past week, did your congregation have any services on days other than Friday, Saturday, and Sunday? (SVCWEEK)
TOTAL%
1) Yes52570.7
2) No21829.3
Missing4369 
TOTAL743100.0
390) How many people would you say attended one of those weekday services without also attending on the weekend? Remarks: This item was asked only if SVCWEEK = 1. (ATTNDWEEK)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL533324.7766.53
391) Of the regularly participating adults in this congregation, how many would you say attended more than one of the services held during the previous seven days? Remarks: This item was asked only if the congregation reported more than one worship service in the past week. If a congregation had one or no services, ATTMORE was set at zero. (ATTMORE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL533338.44102.35
392) Are there important differences between any of the worship services your congregation has on a typical weekend, or are they all about the same? (IMPDIFF)
TOTAL%
1) Important differences100839.1
2) All about the same157260.9
Missing2085 
TOTAL2580100.0
393) Thinking about the worship service on a typical weekend that is most different in terms of worship style from the service we've been talking about, how would you describe the main difference between these two services? Different language; [ARDA Note: Please see DIFFLANG in the survey instrument for full remarks.] (DIFFLANG)
TOTAL%
0) Did not mention this type of difference100997.2
1) Mentioned this type of difference292.8
Missing4098 
TOTAL1038100.0
394) Thinking about the worship service on a typical weekend that is most different in terms of worship style from the service we've been talking about, how would you describe the main difference between these two services? Different schedule; [ARDA Note: Please see DIFFSCHED in the survey instrument for full remarks.] (DIFFSCHED)
TOTAL%
0) Did not mention this type of difference102498.6
1) Mentioned this type of difference151.4
Missing4098 
TOTAL1039100.0
395) Thinking about the worship service on a typical weekend that is most different in terms of worship style from the service we've been talking about, how would you describe the main difference between these two services? Appeals to special group; [ARDA Note: Please see DIFFGRP in the survey instrument for full remarks.] (DIFFGRP)
TOTAL%
0) Did not mention this type of difference98094.3
1) Mentioned this type of difference595.7
Missing4098 
TOTAL1039100.0
396) Thinking about the worship service on a typical weekend that is most different in terms of worship style from the service we've been talking about, how would you describe the main difference between these two services? Difference in In/Formality; [ARDA Note: Please see DIFFFORM in the survey instrument for full remarks.] (DIFFFORM)
TOTAL%
0) Did not mention this type of difference72569.8
1) Mentioned this type of difference31330.2
Missing4098 
TOTAL1038100.0
397) Thinking about the worship service on a typical weekend that is most different in terms of worship style from the service we've been talking about, how would you describe the main difference between these two services? Difference in music; [ARDA Note: Please see DIFFMUSIC in the survey instrument for full remarks.] (DIFFMUSIC)
TOTAL%
0) Did not mention this type of difference90887.5
1) Mentioned this type of difference13012.5
Missing4098 
TOTAL1038100.0
398) Thinking about the worship service on a typical weekend that is most different in terms of worship style from the service we've been talking about, how would you describe the main difference between these two services? Other differences; [ARDA Note: Please see OTHDIFFS in the survey instrument for full remarks.] (OTHDIFFS)
TOTAL%
0) Did not mention this type of difference102798.8
1) Mentioned this type of difference121.2
Missing4098 
TOTAL1039100.0
399) Are any of these differences related to: How formal or informal services are? [ARDA Note: Please see FORMDIF in the survey instrument for full remarks.] (FORMDIF)
TOTAL%
1) Yes36023.3
2) No118276.7
Missing3321 
TOTAL1542100.0
400) Are any of these differences related to: Which languages are used during services? [ARDA Note: Please see LANGDIF in the survey instrument for full remarks.] (LANGDIF)
TOTAL%
1) Yes583.8
2) No148496.2
Missing3320 
TOTAL1542100.0
401) Are any of these differences related to: What kind of music is played or sung during services? [ARDA Note: Please see MUSDIF in the survey instrument for full remarks.] (MUSDIF)
TOTAL%
1) Yes26016.9
2) No128283.1
Missing3320 
TOTAL1542100.0
402) Within the past 12 months, has the number of worship services in a typical week increased, decreased, or remained the same? (NMSRVCHG)
TOTAL%
1) Increased17111.4
2) Remained the same127184.4
3) Decreased644.2
Missing3827 
TOTAL1506100.0
403) Why was the number of services [increased/decreased]? [ARDA Note: Please see WHYCHG in the survey instrument for full remarks.] (WHYCHG)
TOTAL%
1) Change in congregation attendance4016.9
2) Add scheduling options4016.9
3) Provide alternative worship style4519.1
4) Staffing issues3715.7
5) Seasonal change2611.0
6) Needed a bilingual service62.5
10) Some other reason4217.8
Missing5088 
TOTAL236100.0
404) In a typical week, does your congregation have a worship service in which the primary language is Spanish, or which is bilingual in Spanish and English? (SPANSRVC)
TOTAL%
1) Yes3398.3
2) No375691.7
Missing1240 
TOTAL4095100.0
405) Is that true of the main service we just talked about? Remarks: This item was asked only if the congregation reported having a worship service in which the primary language is Spanish or which is bilingual in Spanish and English (SPANSRVC=1). (SPANMAIN1)
TOTAL%
1) Yes7866.1
2) No4033.9
Missing5083 
TOTAL118100.0
406) In a typical week, does your congregation have a worship service that is attended primarily by Hispanic or Latino people, even if the service is conducted in English? Remarks: This item was asked only if the congregation reported that they did not have a worship service in which the primary language is Spanish or which is bilingual in Spanish and English (SPANSRVC=2). (HISPSVC)
TOTAL%
1) Yes80.7
2) No120599.3
Missing4253 
TOTAL1213100.0
407) Is that true of the main service we just talked about? Remarks: This item was asked only if the congregation reported having a worship service that is not in Spanish or bilingual in Spanish and English, but which is attended primarily by Hispanic or Latino people (HISPSVC=1). See also remarks for HISPSVC. (SPANMAIN2)
TOTAL%
1) Yes777.8
2) No222.2
Missing5309 
TOTAL9100.0
408) Have you attended any of [the Spanish language or bilingual worship services / worship services primarily attended by Hispanic and Latino people] in the past 12 months? [ARDA Note: Please see ATSPSVC in the survey instrument for full remarks.] (ATSPSVC)
TOTAL%
1) Yes2177.8
2) No622.2
Missing5191 
TOTAL27100.0
409) When was your most recent [Spanish language or bilingual worship service / worship service attended primarily by Hispanic and Latino people]? Month; [ARDA Note: Please see HVSCMNTH in the survey instrument for full remarks.] (HSVCMNTH)
TOTAL%
1) January00.0
3) March00.0
4) April29.1
5) May14.5
6) June313.6
7) July627.3
8) August29.1
9) September522.7
10) October29.1
11) November14.5
12) December00.0
Missing5219 
TOTAL22100.0
410) When was your most recent [Spanish language or bilingual worship service / worship service attended primarily by Hispanic and Latino people]? Day of the month; [ARDA Note: Please see HSVCDAY in the survey instrument for full remarks.] (HSVCDAY)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL533316.4010.06
411) Did anyone call out 'amen' or other expressions of approval? Remarks: See remarks for HSVCMNTH and HSVCDAY. (HAMEN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1466.7
2) No733.3
Missing5222 
TOTAL21100.0
412) Did any adults jump, shout, or dance spontaneously during this service? Remarks: See remarks for HSVCMNTH and HSVCDAY. (HJUMP)
TOTAL%
1) Yes838.1
2) No1361.9
Missing5221 
TOTAL21100.0
413) Did anyone besides the leader raise their hands in praise during the service? Remarks: See remarks for HSVCMNTH and HSVCDAY. (HRAISHNDS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1470.0
2) No630.0
Missing5221 
TOTAL20100.0
414) Within the past 12 months, has your congregation participated in a joint worship service with any other congregation? (JOINTWOR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes265266.4
2) No134033.6
Missing1351 
TOTAL3992100.0
415) Were any of these services with congregations whose racial or ethnic make-up is different than your congregation's? Remarks: This item was asked only if congregations had participated in a joint worship service (JOINTWOR=1). If a congregation reported no joint worship services (JOINTWOR=2), RACEWOR was set at 2. (RACEWOR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes116529.5
2) No278870.5
Missing1390 
TOTAL3953100.0
416) Were any of these services with Jewish congregations? Remarks: If a congregation reported no joint worship services (JOINTWOR=2), JEWWOR was set at 2. In 2006-07, this item was asked only of non-Jewish congregations. (JEWWOR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes853.1
2) No261496.9
Missing2634 
TOTAL2699100.0
417) Were any of these services with Muslim congregations? Remarks: If a congregation reported no joint worship services (JOINTWOR=2), MUSLMWOR was set at 2. This item was asked only of non-Muslim congregations. (MUSLMWOR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes231.5
2) No146298.5
Missing3843 
TOTAL1485100.0
418) Were any of these services with Protestant congregations? Remarks: If a congregation reported no joint worship services (JOINTWOR=2), PROTWOR was set at 2. Also, see remarks on data cleaning associated with OTHWOR through OTHWOR3 below. (PROTWOR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes76162.2
2) No46237.8
Missing4108 
TOTAL1223100.0
419) Were any of these services with Roman Catholic congregations? Remarks: If a congregation reported no joint worship services (JOINTWOR=2), CATHWOR was set at 2. (CATHWOR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes19616.1
2) No102083.9
Missing4117 
TOTAL1216100.0
420) Were any of these services with congregations other than Protestant, Catholic, or Jewish? [ARDA Note: Please see OTHWOR in the survey instrument for full remarks.] (OTHWOR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes423.4
2) No118496.6
Missing4116 
TOTAL1226100.0
421) With what other type of congregations have you had joint worship in the past 12 months? First mention; [ARDA Note: Please see OTHWOR1 in the survey instrument for full remarks.] (OTHWOR1)
TOTAL%
1) Eastern Orthodox418.2
2) Mormons, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS)522.7
3) Buddhist00.0
4) Muslim313.6
7) Baha'i14.5
8) Hindu00.0
10) Other congregation same denomination940.9
Missing5294 
TOTAL22100.0
422) With what other type of congregations have you had joint worship in the past 12 months? Second mention; [ARDA Note: Please see OTHWOR2 in the survey instrument for full remarks.] (OTHWOR2)
TOTAL%
1) Eastern Orthodox00.0
2) Mormons, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS)00.0
3) Buddhist00.0
4) Muslim00.0
7) Baha'i1100.0
Missing5326 
TOTAL1100.0
423) With what other type of congregations have you had joint worship in the past 12 months? Third mention; [ARDA Note: Please see OTHWOR3 in the survey instrument for full remarks.] (OTHWOR3)
TOTAL%
8) Hindu1100.0
Missing5332 
TOTAL1100.0
424) Within the past 12 months, was there dance performed by teens or adults at any worship service of your congregation? (EVERDANC)
TOTAL%
1) Yes21517.5
2) No101782.5
Missing4104 
TOTAL1232100.0
425) Within the past 12 months, was there an acting skit or play performed by teens or adults at any worship service of your congregation? (EVERSKIT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes78163.4
2) No45136.6
Missing4103 
TOTAL1232100.0
426) Within the past 12 months, has your congregation hired any singers or other musicians to perform at a worship service? (EVERHIRE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes44235.9
2) No79064.1
Missing4103 
TOTAL1232100.0
427) Within the past 12 months, have people at worship services been told of opportunities for political activity, including petition campaigns, lobbying, or demonstrating? (POLOPPS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes102819.4
2) No426180.6
Missing34 
TOTAL5289100.0
428) Within the past 12 months, have people at worship services been told of opportunities to volunteer to provide assistance for people outside your congregation who are in need? (VOLOPPS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes263192.8
2) No2057.2
Missing2499 
TOTAL2836100.0
429) At any service during the past 12 months was there a time for people other than the leaders of the service to testify or speak about their own religious experience? (TESTIFY)
TOTAL%
1) Yes336382.7
2) No70317.3
Missing1272 
TOTAL4066100.0
430) Was there a time during the service when people other than the leaders spoke to share their own joys, concerns, or thoughts? Remarks: In 2018-19, SPOKE was asked instead of TESTIFY. Analysts using TESTIFY and SPOKE to examine trends over time should use caution. (SPOKE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes80864.4
2) No44635.6
Missing4078 
TOTAL1254100.0
431) Within the past 12 months, did any service include praying over or laying hands on people who were injured or ill in an effort to cure them? (CURE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes76957.8
2) No56142.2
Missing4006 
TOTAL1330100.0
432) Did people speak in tongues at any service within the past 12 months? Remarks: This item was asked only of Christian congregations. (TONGUES)
TOTAL%
1) Yes137127.6
2) No360472.4
Missing264 
TOTAL4975100.0
433) Does your congregation encourage people to use the New International Version of the Bible rather than other translations? Remarks: This item was asked only of Christian congregations. (NIV)
TOTAL%
1) Yes50421.0
2) No189279.0
Missing2892 
TOTAL2396100.0
434) [1998, 2006-07, 2012 wording] Does your congregation consider the Bible to be the literal and inerrant word of God? [2018-19 wording] Does your congregation teach that the Bible is the literal and inerrant word of God? Remarks: This item was asked only of Christian congregations. (INERRANT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes399181.3
2) No92018.7
Missing335 
TOTAL4911100.0
435) Are there Bibles in the pews or chairs for people to use during worship services? Remarks: This item was asked only of Christian congregations. (BIBLPEW)
TOTAL%
1) Yes81666.4
2) No41333.6
Missing4058 
TOTAL1229100.0
436) What translation? Remarks: This item was asked only if congregation reported having Bibles in the pews or chairs for people to use during worship service (BIBLPEW=1). BIBLPEW1 was coded from verbatim responses to this question. (BIBLPEW1)
TOTAL%
1) King James Version33641.5
2) New King James Version587.2
3) Revised Standard Version232.8
4) New Revised Standard Version728.9
5) New American Bible (includes New American Bible, Revised)30.4
6) Catholic, other (includes Jerusalem Bible, lectionary, and missal)10.1
7) English Standard Version131.6
8) New Living Translation20.2
9) New American Standard Bible70.9
12) Good News Bible60.7
13) Reina-Valera (Spanish)141.7
19) New International Version (NIV), 198400.0
20) Today's New International Version (TNIV)40.5
21) New International Version, not specified21226.2
22) Holman Christian Standard Bible111.4
25) Other English translation of the Tanakh (includes Artscroll, Etz Hayim)20.2
26) Multiple translations394.8
27) Translation in other language (not English or Spanish)00.0
28) Other (includes American Standard, Common English Bible, Amplified, and unspecified or unclear)70.9
Missing4698 
TOTAL810100.0
437) Are people encouraged to bring their own Bibles to worship services? Remarks: This item was asked only of Christian congregations. (BIBLOWN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes97379.2
2) No25620.8
Missing4058 
TOTAL1229100.0
438) Does your congregation follow a lectionary or some other schedule of scripture readings when it comes to what passages are read in worship services? Remarks: This item was asked only of Christian congregations. (READINGS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes49440.2
2) No73559.8
Missing4058 
TOTAL1229100.0
439) In the past 12 months, have there been any events during which children from your congregation recited scripture from memory? Remarks: This item was asked only of Christian congregations. (MEMSCRIPT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes78564.1
2) No44035.9
Missing4063 
TOTAL1225100.0
440) Does your congregation display an American flag in your main sanctuary or worship space? (DISPFLAG)
TOTAL%
1) Yes90660.4
2) No59439.6
Missing3835 
TOTAL1500100.0
441) Some religious groups teach that God gives financial wealth and good physical health to those with enough faith. Does your congregation teach this? Remarks: This item was asked only of Christian congregations. (PROSPERG)
TOTAL%
1) Yes27725.0
2) No82975.0
Missing4172 
TOTAL1106100.0
442) Does your congregation have any choirs, choruses, or other musical groups that sing or perform on a regular basis? (ANYCHOIR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes79464.5
2) No43735.5
Missing4104 
TOTAL1231100.0
443) How many different musical groups are there? Remarks: If a congregation reported no choirs or musical groups (ANYCHOIR=2), NUMCHOIR was set at zero. (NUMCHOIR)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL53331.632.45
444) How many people - adults and children - would you say are in [this group/at least one of these groups]? Remarks: If a congregation reported no choirs or musical groups (ANYCHOIR=2), INCHOIR was set at zero. (INCHOIR)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL533318.3735.00
445) Does your congregation have religious education classes for children, teens, or adults? [ARDA Note: Please see RELED in the survey instrument for full remarks.] (RELED)
TOTAL%
1) Yes246490.2
2) No2699.8
Missing2598 
TOTAL2733100.0
446) How many different classes meet at least once a month? Remarks: If a congregation reported no religious education classes (RELED=2), NUMCLASS was set at zero. (NUMCLASS)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL53336.857.53
447) How many children age 12 or younger would you say attend at least one of these classes in a typical week? Remarks: If a congregation reported no religious education classes (RELED=2), KIDNO was set at zero. (KIDNO)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL533334.2281.07
448) How many teenagers - those aged 13-18 - would you say attend at least one of these classes in a typical week? Remarks: If a congregation reported no religious education classes (RELED=2), TEENNO was set at zero. (TEENNO)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL533315.2532.69
449) How many adults would you say attend at least one of these classes in a typical week? Remarks: if a congregation reported no religious education classes (RELED=2), ADLTNO was set at zero. (ADLTNO)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL533335.5883.76
450) Does your congregation have religious education classes for children 12 years and younger that meet at least weekly? (CLSUND12)
TOTAL%
1) Yes122881.5
2) No27818.5
Missing3827 
TOTAL1506100.0
451) Other than regular youth group meetings, does your congregation have religious education classes for younger teenagers, those who are 13 or 14 years old, that meet at least weekly? (CLS13_14)
TOTAL%
1) Yes96464.2
2) No53735.8
Missing3830 
TOTAL1501100.0
452) Other than regular youth group meetings, does your congregation have religious education classes for older teenagers, those between the ages of 15 and 19, that meet at least weekly? (CLS15_19)
TOTAL%
1) Yes80153.3
2) No70246.7
Missing3831 
TOTAL1503100.0
453) Other than regular youth group meetings, does your congregation have religious education classes targeted at young adults or college students that meet at least weekly? (CLSYACS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes54536.5
2) No95063.5
Missing3831 
TOTAL1495100.0
454) Does your congregation have religious education classes for adults of any age that meet at least weekly? (CLSADLT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes116877.7
2) No33622.3
Missing3830 
TOTAL1504100.0
455) An organized youth group for teenagers? (YTHGRP)
TOTAL%
1) Yes93162.2
2) No56537.8
Missing3831 
TOTAL1496100.0
456) Choirs or other musical groups comprised primarily of teens? (TEENCHOR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes51434.2
2) No98765.8
Missing3830 
TOTAL1501100.0
457) How many teenagers, between 13 and 19 years old, are regular participants in your congregation? (TEENRGLR)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL533319.9365.49
458) Do you have a youth minister or other leader specially designated to coordinate activities for youth? (YTHMNSTR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes147355.3
2) No119244.7
Missing2571 
TOTAL2665100.0
459) Is this person a paid employee [Are any of these people paid employees] of your congregation? Remarks: This variable is coded 1 if at least one youth minister or youth leader is a paid employee of the congregation. (YTHMINPD)
TOTAL%
1) Yes22936.0
2) No40764.0
Missing4399 
TOTAL636100.0
460) Does this person [Do any of these people] work full-time as a youth leader at your congregation? Remarks: This variable is coded 1 if at least one youth minister or youth leader works full-time as a youth leader for the congregation. (YTHMINFT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes10917.1
2) No52782.9
Missing4399 
TOTAL636100.0
461) Within the past 12 months, have teens participated through your congregation in any youth retreats, conferences, or camps composed primarily of teenagers? (TEENCAMP)
TOTAL%
1) Yes94963.3
2) No55036.7
Missing3833 
TOTAL1499100.0
462) Within the past 12 months, have teens participated through your congregation in any service or volunteer projects composed primarily of teenage volunteers? (TEENVOL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes88559.5
2) No60240.5
Missing3835 
TOTAL1487100.0
463) Within the past 12 months, have there been any regular worship services in which teens participated by speaking or reading in front of the congregation? (TEENSPK)
TOTAL%
1) Yes107471.4
2) No43028.6
Missing3830 
TOTAL1504100.0
464) Within the past 12 months, have there been any congregational events other than worship services that teens planned, led, or at which they gave presentations or speeches? (TEENEVNT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes75049.9
2) No75350.1
Missing3836 
TOTAL1503100.0
465) Do any teenagers serve on any of your congregation's governing committees, commissions, or boards? (TEENLEAD)
TOTAL%
1) Yes33522.4
2) No115977.6
Missing3833 
TOTAL1494100.0
466) Within the past 12 months, has your congregation organized any events or programs whose primary purpose was to meet the needs of teenagers who are not part of your congregation? (OTHTEEN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes67845.4
2) No81754.6
Missing3840 
TOTAL1495100.0
467) Within the past two years, has anyone from your congregation entered seminary, theological school, or other kinds of training or preparation for full-time religious work? (ENTSCHL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes45230.1
2) No104869.9
Missing3840 
TOTAL1500100.0
468) Within the past 12 months, have there been any groups of people from your congregation meeting once a month or more for religious, social, recreational, or other purposes? Please do not include governing or administrative committees here, and please do not include groups you already have mentioned. (GRPX)
TOTAL%
1) Yes91374.3
2) No31625.7
Missing4112 
TOTAL1229100.0
469) How many such groups have met within the past 12 months? Remarks: if a congregation reported no groups (GRPX=2), NUMGRPX was set at zero. Group purposes are detailed in OTHGRPS, below. (NUMGRPX)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL53333.457.05
470) How many people - adults and children - would you say have participated at least once in one of those groups within the past 12 months? Remarks: If a congregation reported no groups (GRPX=2), INGRPX was set at zero. (INGRPX)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL533350.36143.95
471) Within the past 12 months, have there been any groups of people from your congregation who met together besides the ones that meet once a month or more? (GRPY)
TOTAL%
1) Yes36129.9
2) No84870.1
Missing4128 
TOTAL1209100.0
472) How many such groups have met within the past 12 months? Remarks: If a congregation reported no groups (GRPY=2), NUMGRPY was set at zero. Group purposes are detailed in OTHGRPS, below. (NUMGRPY)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL53331.173.41
473) How many people - adults and children - would you say have participated at least once in one of these groups within the past 12 months? Remarks: If a congregation reported no groups (GRPY=2), INGRPY was set at zero. (INGRPY)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL533320.86104.10
474) Within the past 12 months, have there been any groups or meetings or classes or events specifically focused on the following purposes or activities? To discuss politics? (POLITICS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes3817.2
2) No493092.8
Missing22 
TOTAL5311100.0
475) Within the past 12 months, have there been any groups or meetings or classes or events specifically focused on the following purposes or activities? To read and discuss the Bible? (DISBIBLE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes120290.4
2) No1289.6
Missing4003 
TOTAL1330100.0
476) Within the past 12 months, have there been any groups or meetings or classes or events specifically focused on the following purposes or activities? To discuss a book people have read other than the Bible? (BOOKS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes103437.9
2) No169562.1
Missing2604 
TOTAL2729100.0
477) Within the past 12 months, have there been any groups or meetings or classes or events specifically focused on the following purposes or activities? To discuss parenting issues? (PARENTS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes106939.2
2) No165760.8
Missing2607 
TOTAL2726100.0
478) Within the past 12 months, have there been any groups or meetings or classes or events specifically focused on the following purposes or activities? An event for cleaning or maintenance of your building? (CLEAN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes87871.2
2) No35528.8
Missing4103 
TOTAL1233100.0
479) Within the past 12 months, have there been any groups or meetings or classes or events specifically focused on the following purposes or activities? For physical healing? (HEALING)
TOTAL%
1) Yes39832.4
2) No83167.6
Missing4104 
TOTAL1229100.0
480) Within the past 12 months, have there been any groups or meetings or classes or events specifically focused on the following purposes or activities? An effort to get people registered to vote? (VOTERREG)
TOTAL%
1) Yes80115.1
2) No449684.9
Missing36 
TOTAL5297100.0
481) Within the past 12 months, have there been any groups or meetings or classes or events specifically focused on the following purposes or activities? A class for people in your congregation to learn English? (LRNENGL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1954.8
2) No386095.2
Missing1271 
TOTAL4055100.0
482) Within the past 12 months, have there been any groups or meetings or classes or events specifically focused on the following purposes or activities? [2018-19 wording] To offer services for immigrants, such as legal assistance, translation, English language instruction, or job placement? [ARDA Note: Please see IMMSERV in the survey instrument for full question wording.] (IMMSERV)
TOTAL%
1) Yes30511.8
2) No228388.2
Missing2751 
TOTAL2588100.0
483) Within the past 12 months, have there been any groups or meetings or classes or events specifically focused on the following purposes or activities? A workshop or event for religious leaders who are not part of your own congregation? (OTHRLEAD)
TOTAL%
1) Yes38530.6
2) No87269.4
Missing4082 
TOTAL1257100.0
484) Within the past 12 months, have there been any groups or meetings or classes or events specifically focused on the following purposes or activities? To discuss any sort of scientific issue or the relationship between science and religion? (SCIENCE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes18314.6
2) No107385.4
Missing4083 
TOTAL1256100.0
485) Within the past 12 months, have there been any groups or meetings or classes or events specifically focused on the following purposes or activities? [2018-19 wording] To discuss issues related to the environment? [ARDA Note: Please see ENVIRON in the survey instrument for full question wording.] (ENVIRON)
TOTAL%
1) Yes31112.6
2) No216587.4
Missing2853 
TOTAL2476100.0
486) Within the past 12 months, have there been any groups or meetings or classes or events specifically focused on the following purposes or activities? An event to organize or encourage people to do volunteer work? (ORGVOLS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes47238.7
2) No74761.3
Missing4106 
TOTAL1219100.0
487) Within the past 12 months, have there been any groups or meetings or classes or events specifically focused on the following purposes or activities? To discuss people's problems or concerns at work? (WORKPROB)
TOTAL%
1) Yes20917.1
2) No101182.9
Missing4105 
TOTAL1220100.0
488) Within the past 12 months, have there been any groups or meetings or classes or events specifically focused on the following purposes or activities? To receive or practice gifts of the spirit such as tongues or prophesying? (SPRGIFTS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes71514.3
2) No427085.7
Missing237 
TOTAL4985100.0
489) Within the past 12 months, have there been any groups or meetings or classes or events specifically focused on the following purposes or activities? A class for current members about the history or practice of your own religious tradition? (OWNTRAD)
TOTAL%
1) Yes54944.9
2) No67355.1
Missing4107 
TOTAL1222100.0
490) Within the past 12 months, have there been any groups or meetings or classes or events specifically focused on the following purposes or activities? A class for prospective or new members? (NEWMEMS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes158858.3
2) No113441.7
Missing2601 
TOTAL2722100.0
491) Within the past 12 months, have there been any groups or meetings or classes or events specifically focused on the following purposes or activities? A meeting specifically to pray or meditate? (TOPRAY)
TOTAL%
1) Yes82067.2
2) No40032.8
Missing4106 
TOTAL1220100.0
492) Within the past 12 months, have there been any groups or meetings or classes or events specifically focused on the following purposes or activities? To put on a musical or theatrical performance, not including the choirs you've already mentioned? (PERFORM)
TOTAL%
1) Yes47839.1
2) No74460.9
Missing4104 
TOTAL1222100.0
493) Within the past 12 months, have there been any groups or meetings or classes or events specifically focused on the following purposes or activities? To attend a live musical or theatrical performance elsewhere? (SPECTATE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes51041.9
2) No70758.1
Missing4109 
TOTAL1217100.0
494) Within the past 12 months, have there been any groups or meetings or classes or events specifically focused on the following purposes or activities? A class to train new religious education teachers? (TRAIN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes160439.6
2) No244460.4
Missing1279 
TOTAL4048100.0
495) Within the past 12 months, have there been any groups or meetings or classes or events specifically focused on the following purposes or activities? [2018-19 wording] To discuss issues related to race and race relations? [ARDA Note: Please see RACEREL in the survey instrument for full question wording.] (RACEREL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes56122.7
2) No191477.3
Missing2859 
TOTAL2475100.0
496) Within the past 12 months, have there been any groups or meetings or classes or events specifically focused on the following purposes or activities? To discuss how best to preserve your congregation's own racial or ethnic heritage? (HERITAGE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1169.5
2) No110390.5
Missing4105 
TOTAL1219100.0
497) Within the past 12 months, have there been any groups or meetings or classes or events specifically focused on the following purposes or activities? To discuss or learn about a religion other than your own? (OTHTRAD)
TOTAL%
1) Yes127924.1
2) No402175.9
Missing33 
TOTAL5300100.0
498) Within the past 12 months, have there been any groups or meetings or classes or events specifically focused on the following purposes or activities? Twelve-step groups such as alcoholics anonymous or similar self-help groups? (SELFHELP)
TOTAL%
1) Yes19716.2
2) No102083.8
Missing4109 
TOTAL1217100.0
499) Within the past 12 months, have there been any groups or meetings or classes or events specifically focused on the following purposes or activities? To discuss or learn how to manage one's personal finances? (OWNMONY)
TOTAL%
1) Yes108528.5
2) No272071.5
Missing1529 
TOTAL3805100.0
500) Within the past 12 months, have there been any groups or meetings or classes or events specifically focused on the following purposes or activities? To discuss how to improve the management of your congregation's money? (CONGMONY)
TOTAL%
1) Yes145456.9
2) No110043.1
Missing2776 
TOTAL2554100.0
501) Within the past 12 months, have there been any groups or meetings or classes or events specifically focused on the following purposes or activities? To take a trip somewhere that required an overnight stay? (OVERNITE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes58047.5
2) No64152.5
Missing4104 
TOTAL1221100.0
502) Within the past 12 months, have there been any groups or meetings or classes or events specifically focused on the following purposes or activities? To plan or conduct an assessment of community needs? (ASSESS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes261149.2
2) No269950.8
Missing26 
TOTAL5310100.0
503) Within the past 12 months, have there been any groups or meetings or classes or events specifically focused on the following purposes or activities? A class for married couples on enriching or improving their marriages? (MARRIAGE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes54436.2
2) No95863.8
Missing3829 
TOTAL1502100.0
504) Within the past 12 months, have there been any groups or meetings or classes or events specifically focused on the following purposes or activities? To discuss or learn about religious or charitable work in other countries? (FRGNWORK)
TOTAL%
1) Yes69045.9
2) No81254.1
Missing3831 
TOTAL1502100.0
505) Within the past 12 months, have there been any groups or meetings or classes or events specifically focused on the following purposes or activities? To participate in a service project or volunteer activity in which people from your congregation worked with people from another faith? (INTFTHWK)
TOTAL%
1) Yes181244.3
2) No227555.7
Missing1254 
TOTAL4087100.0
506) Within the past 12 months, have there been any groups or meetings or classes or events specifically focused on the following purposes or activities? To do strategic planning or discuss the future goals of your congregation? (STRGPLAN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes238384.1
2) No45015.9
Missing2497 
TOTAL2833100.0
507) Within the past 12 months, have there been any groups or meetings or classes or events specifically focused on the following purposes or activities? To travel to another part of the United States to provide assistance to people in need? (TRVLUS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes123530.2
2) No284869.8
Missing1249 
TOTAL4083100.0
508) Within the past 12 months, have there been any groups or meetings or classes or events specifically focused on the following purposes or activities? To travel to another country to provide assistance to people in need? (TRVLFRGN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes108726.6
2) No300573.4
Missing1247 
TOTAL4092100.0
509) Within the past 12 months, have there been any groups or meetings or classes or events specifically focused on the following purposes or activities? To get out the vote during an election? (GOVOTE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes93522.9
2) No314377.1
Missing1257 
TOTAL4078100.0
510) Within the past 12 months, have there been any groups or meetings or classes or events specifically focused on the following purposes or activities? A group specifically for women? (WOMENGRP)
TOTAL%
1) Yes99774.9
2) No33425.1
Missing4002 
TOTAL1331100.0
511) Within the past 12 months, have there been any groups or meetings or classes or events specifically focused on the following purposes or activities? A group specifically for men? (MENGRP)
TOTAL%
1) Yes77758.4
2) No55341.6
Missing4003 
TOTAL1330100.0
512) Within the past 12 months, have there been any groups or meetings or classes or events specifically focused on the following purposes or activities? Support for military veterans and their families? (VETSUPPT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes72828.2
2) No185871.8
Missing2751 
TOTAL2586100.0
513) Within the past 12 months, have there been any groups or meetings or classes or events specifically focused on the following purposes or activities? To exercise or promote physical activity? (EXERCISE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes84232.5
2) No174567.5
Missing2750 
TOTAL2587100.0
514) Within the past 12 months, have there been any groups or meetings or classes or events specifically focused on the following purposes or activities? [2018-19 wording] To help people who are unemployed find or train for a job? [ARDA Note: Please see NOJOB in the survey instrument for full remarks.] (NOJOB)
TOTAL%
1) Yes79930.9
2) No178869.1
Missing2755 
TOTAL2587100.0
515) Within the past 12 months, have there been any groups or meetings or classes or events specifically focused on the following purposes or activities? Support for people with terminal illness or chronic health problems? (ILLNESS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes61946.5
2) No71153.5
Missing4003 
TOTAL1330100.0
516) Within the past 12 months, have there been any groups or meetings or classes or events specifically focused on the following purposes or activities? Support for people struggling with drug or alcohol abuse? (SUBABUSE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes103840.1
2) No155059.9
Missing2753 
TOTAL2588100.0
517) Within the past 12 months, have there been any groups or meetings or classes or events specifically focused on the following purposes or activities? Support for people with mental illness? (MILLNESS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes63524.6
2) No195175.4
Missing2757 
TOTAL2586100.0
518) Within the past 12 months, have there been any groups or meetings or classes or events specifically focused on the following purposes or activities? Support for recently divorced people? (DIVORCE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes29523.5
2) No95876.5
Missing4084 
TOTAL1253100.0
519) Within the past 12 months, have there been any groups or meetings or classes or events specifically focused on the following purposes or activities? To organize or participate in a blood donation drive? (BLOOD)
TOTAL%
1) Yes23318.6
2) No101881.4
Missing4084 
TOTAL1251100.0
520) Within the past 12 months, have there been any groups or meetings or classes or events specifically focused on the following purposes or activities? To discuss issues related to race and the police? (RACEPO)
TOTAL%
1) Yes23618.8
2) No102081.2
Missing4083 
TOTAL1256100.0
521) Within the past 12 months, have there been any groups or meetings or classes or events specifically focused on the following purposes or activities? To discuss issues related to sexual orientation or gender identity? (LGBT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes24319.4
2) No101180.6
Missing4086 
TOTAL1254100.0
522) Within the past 12 months, have there been any groups or meetings or classes or events specifically focused on the following purposes or activities? To learn about living wills, advance medical directives, or other end-of-life issues? (WILLS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes25620.4
2) No100179.6
Missing4084 
TOTAL1257100.0
523) Within the past 12 months, have there been any groups or meetings or classes or events specifically focused on the following purposes or activities? To organize or participate in efforts to lobby elected officials of any sort? (LOBBY)
TOTAL%
1) Yes3837.2
2) No491592.8
Missing24 
TOTAL5298100.0
524) On what issue or issues did a group from your congregation lobby elected officials? First mention: Remarks: This item was asked only if a group from the congregation met to lobby elected officials (LOBBY=1). [ARDA Note: Please see LISSUE1 in the survey instrument for full remarks.] (LISSUE1)
TOTAL%
1) Right to Life1917.3
3) Stem cell research21.8
5) Death penalty43.6
6) Pro-gay rights32.7
7) Anti-gay rights109.1
8) Education1311.8
9) Support immigration10.9
11) Support of workers rights00.0
12) International aid/support, issues, human rights, peace/war2421.8
13) Support of environment10.9
14) Poverty, welfare/Social services support1110.0
20) Other54.5
22) Multiple mentions10.9
31) Immigration, no position indicated10.9
32) Gay and lesbian issues, no position indicated10.9
33) Abortion, no position indicated21.8
40) Crime, drugs, community safety43.6
41) Racial issues43.6
42) Gambling43.6
Missing5132 
TOTAL110100.0
525) On what issue or issues did a group from your congregation lobby elected officials? Second mention; Remarks: This item was asked only if a group from the congregation met to lobby elected officials (LOBBY=1). [ARDA Note: Please see LISSUE2 in the survey instrument for full remarks.] (LISSUE2)
TOTAL%
1) Right to Life22.9
3) Stem cell research11.4
4) Euthanasia/assisted suicide00.0
5) Death penalty22.9
6) Pro-gay rights34.3
7) Anti-gay rights00.0
8) Education710.1
9) Support immigration22.9
11) Support of workers rights34.3
12) International aid/support, issues, human rights, peace/war68.7
13) Support of environment11.4
14) Poverty, welfare/Social services support1318.8
20) Other913.0
31) Immigration, no position indicated00.0
32) Gay and lesbian issues, no position indicated22.9
33) Abortion, no position indicated22.9
40) Crime, drugs, community safety57.2
42) Gambling1115.9
Missing5206 
TOTAL69100.0
526) On what issue or issues did a group from your congregation lobby elected officials? Third mention; Remarks: This item was asked only if a group from the congregation met to lobby elected officials (LOBBY=1). [ARDA Note: Please see LISSUE3 in the survey instrument for full remarks.] (ISSUE3)
TOTAL%
1) Right to Life624.0
3) Stem cell research00.0
4) Euthanasia/assisted suicide00.0
5) Death penalty00.0
6) Pro-gay rights14.0
7) Anti-gay rights00.0
8) Education14.0
9) Support immigration00.0
11) Support of workers rights00.0
12) International aid/support, issues, human rights, peace/war312.0
14) Poverty, welfare/Social services support624.0
20) Other14.0
22) Multiple mentions00.0
32) Gay and lesbian issues, no position indicated28.0
33) Abortion, no position indicated00.0
40) Crime, drugs, community safety520.0
Missing5280 
TOTAL25100.0
527) To organize or participate in a demonstration or march either in support of or opposition to some public issue or policy? (MARCH)
TOTAL%
1) Yes62011.7
2) No468188.3
Missing26 
TOTAL5301100.0
528) What was the issue or policy about which a group from your congregation demonstrated or marched? First mention; Remarks: This item was asked only if a group from the congregation met to demonstrate or march about a public issue or policy (MARCH=1). [ARDA Note: Please see MISSUE1 in the survey instrument for full remarks.] (MISSUE1)
TOTAL%
1) Right to Life3933.1
2) Right for women to choose10.8
3) Stem cell research00.0
4) Euthanasia/assisted suicide00.0
5) Death penalty00.0
6) Pro-gay rights108.5
7) Anti-gay rights54.2
8) Education65.1
9) Support immigration75.9
10) Against immigration00.0
11) Support of workers rights10.8
12) International aid/support, issues, human rights, peace/war2218.6
14) Poverty, welfare/Social services support75.9
20) Other43.4
31) Immigration, no position indicated21.7
32) Gay and lesbian issues, no position indicated00.0
33) Abortion, no position indicated21.7
40) Crime, drugs, community safety86.8
41) Racial issues43.4
Missing5063 
TOTAL118100.0
529) What was the issue or policy about which a group from your congregation demonstrated or marched? Second mention; Remarks: This item was asked only if a group from the congregation met to demonstrate or march about a public issue or policy (MARCH=1). [ARDA Note: Please see MISSUE2 in the survey instrument for full remarks.] (MISSUE2)
TOTAL%
1) Right to Life15.0
3) Stem cell research00.0
4) Euthanasia/assisted suicide00.0
5) Death penalty00.0
6) Pro-gay rights15.0
7) Anti-gay rights00.0
8) Education15.0
9) Support immigration525.0
11) Support of workers rights15.0
12) International aid/support, issues, human rights, peace/war420.0
14) Poverty, welfare/Social services support315.0
20) Other15.0
33) Abortion, no position indicated00.0
40) Crime, drugs, community safety315.0
41) Racial issues00.0
Missing5265 
TOTAL20100.0
530) What was the issue or policy about which a group from your congregation demonstrated or marched? Third mention; Remarks: This item was asked only if a group from the congregation met to demonstrate or march about a public issue or policy (MARCH=1). [ARDA Note: Please see MISSUE3 in the survey instrument for full remarks.] (MISSUE3)
TOTAL%
1) Right to Life00.0
2) Right for women to choose00.0
6) Pro-gay rights00.0
8) Education00.0
11) Support of workers rights00.0
12) International aid/support, issues, human rights, peace/war120.0
14) Poverty, welfare/Social services support120.0
20) Other360.0
22) Multiple mentions00.0
40) Crime, drugs, community safety00.0
41) Racial issues00.0
Missing5315 
TOTAL5100.0
531) Were any of these lobbying or marching activities related to: Immigration? [ARDA Note: Please see LMIMMIG in the survey instrument for full remarks.] (LMIMMIG)
TOTAL%
1) Yes12627.6
2) No33172.4
Missing4599 
TOTAL457100.0
532) Were any of these lobbying or marching activities related to: Abortion? [ARDA Note: Please see LMABORT in the survey instrument for full remarks.] (LMABORT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes13830.3
2) No31869.7
Missing4599 
TOTAL456100.0
533) Were any of these lobbying or marching activities related to: Poverty? [ARDA Note: Please see LMPOV_12 in the survey instrument for full remarks.] (LMPOV_12)
TOTAL%
1) Yes7437.2
2) No12562.8
Missing4953 
TOTAL199100.0
534) Were any of these lobbying or marching activities related to: Poverty or economic inequality? [ARDA Note: Please see LMPOV_18 in the survey instrument for full remarks.] (LMPOV_18)
TOTAL%
1) Yes12448.2
2) No13351.8
Missing4982 
TOTAL257100.0
535) Were any of these lobbying or marching activities related to: Same-sex marriage? [ARDA Note: Please see LMGAYM in the survey instrument for full remarks.] (LMGAYM)
TOTAL%
1) Yes5829.0
2) No14271.0
Missing4952 
TOTAL200100.0
536) Were any of these lobbying or marching activities related to: Issues concerning gay, lesbian, or transgender people? [ARDA Note: Please see LMLGBT in the survey instrument for full remarks.] (LMLGBT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes4818.7
2) No20981.3
Missing4981 
TOTAL257100.0
537) Were any of these lobbying or marching activities related to: Environmental issues? [ARDA Note: Please see LMENVIRO in the survey instrument for full remarks.] (LMENVIRO)
TOTAL%
1) Yes7930.6
2) No17969.4
Missing4980 
TOTAL258100.0
538) Were any of these lobbying or marching activities related to: Was there any other issue or policy about which a group from your congregation lobbied or marched? [ARDA Note: Please see LMOTHR in the survey instrument for full remarks.] (LMOTHR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes8131.5
2) No17668.5
Missing4983 
TOTAL257100.0
539) Was that to support immigrants and immigration, or to encourage stricter immigration enforcement? Remarks: This item was only asked if LMIMMIG = 1. (IMMSIDE)
TOTAL%
1) Support Immigrants/Immigration9697.0
2) Encourage Stricter Immigration Enforcement33.0
Missing5215 
TOTAL99100.0
540) Was that on the pro-life side or the pro-choice side? Remarks: This item was only asked if LMABORT = 1. (ABORSIDE)
TOTAL%
1) Pro-Life5783.8
2) Pro-Choice1116.2
Missing5167 
TOTAL68100.0
541) Was that to support or oppose more rights for gays, lesbians, or transgender people? Remarks: This item was only asked if LMLGBT = 1. (GAYSIDE)
TOTAL%
1) Support4391.5
2) Oppose48.5
Missing5274 
TOTAL47100.0
542) Was that to protect the environment or oppose environmental regulations? Remarks: This item was only asked if LMENVIRO = 1. (ENVRSIDE)
TOTAL%
1) Protect the environment7392.4
2) Oppose environmental regulations67.6
Missing5262 
TOTAL79100.0
543) What specific economic or poverty-related issue did that activity address? Issue addressing poverty as it relates to education; Remarks: This item was only asked if LMPOV = 1. [ARDA Note: Please see POVEDUC in the survey instrument for full remarks.] (POVEDUC)
TOTAL%
0) No program of this type named25097.3
1) Mentions at least one program of this type72.7
Missing4980 
TOTAL257100.0
544) What specific economic or poverty-related issue did that activity address? Issue addressing poverty as it relates to food and hunger; Remarks: This item was only asked if LMPOV = 1. [ARDA Note: Please see POVFOOD in the survey instrument for full remarks.] (POVFOOD)
TOTAL%
0) No program of this type named22286.0
1) Mentions at least one program of this type3614.0
Missing4980 
TOTAL258100.0
545) What specific economic or poverty-related issue did that activity address? Issue addressing poverty as it relates to housing; Remarks: This item was only asked if LMPOV = 1. [ARDA Note: Please see POVHOUSE in the survey instrument for full remarks.] (POVHOUSE)
TOTAL%
0) No program of this type named24494.6
1) Mentions at least one program of this type145.4
Missing4980 
TOTAL258100.0
546) What specific economic or poverty-related issue did that activity address? Issue addressing poverty as it relates to homelessness; Remarks: This item was only asked if LMPOV = 1. [ARDA Note: Please see POVHOMLS in the survey instrument for full remarks.] (POVHOMLS)
TOTAL%
0) No program of this type named23189.9
1) Mentions at least one program of this type2610.1
Missing4980 
TOTAL257100.0
547) What specific economic or poverty-related issue did that activity address? Issue addressing poverty as it relates to health; Remarks: This item was only asked if LMPOV = 1. [ARDA Note: Please see POVHLTH in the survey instrument for full remarks.] (POVHLTH)
TOTAL%
0) No program of this type named24494.9
1) Mentions at least one program of this type135.1
Missing4980 
TOTAL257100.0
548) What specific economic or poverty-related issue did that activity address? Issue addressing poverty as it relates to jobs and employment; Remarks: This item was only asked if LMPOV = 1. [ARDA Note: Please see POVJOB in the survey instrument for full remarks.] (POVJOB)
TOTAL%
0) No program of this type named24494.9
1) Mentions at least one program of this type135.1
Missing4980 
TOTAL257100.0
549) What specific economic or poverty-related issue did that activity address? Issue addressing poverty as it relates to children; Remarks: This item was only asked if LMPOV = 1. [ARDA Note: Please see POVKID in the survey instrument for full remarks.] (POVKID)
TOTAL%
0) No program of this type named25699.6
1) Mentions at least one program of this type10.4
Missing4980 
TOTAL257100.0
550) What specific economic or poverty-related issue did that activity address? Issue addressing poverty as it relates to income and pay; Remarks: This item was only asked if LMPOV = 1. [ARDA Note: Please see POVPAY in the survey instrument for full remarks.] (POVPAY)
TOTAL%
0) No program of this type named24193.4
1) Mentions at least one program of this type176.6
Missing4980 
TOTAL258100.0
551) What specific economic or poverty-related issue did that activity address? Issue addressing poverty as it relates to incarceration; Remarks: This item was only asked if LMPOV = 1. [ARDA Note: Please see POVPRISON in the survey instrument for full remarks.] (POVPRISON)
TOTAL%
0) No program of this type named25398.4
1) Mentions at least one program of this type41.6
Missing4980 
TOTAL257100.0
552) What specific economic or poverty-related issue did that activity address? Issue addressing poverty as it relates to race; Remarks: This item was only asked if LMPOV = 1. [ARDA Note: Please see POVRACE in the survey instrument for full remarks.] (POVRACE)
TOTAL%
0) No program of this type named24093.0
1) Mentions at least one program of this type187.0
Missing4980 
TOTAL258100.0
553) What specific economic or poverty-related issue did that activity address? Issue addressing poverty as it relates to women; Remarks: This item was only asked if LMPOV = 1. [ARDA Note: Please see POVWOMEN in the survey instrument for full remarks.] (POVWOMEN)
TOTAL%
0) No program of this type named25599.2
1) Mentions at least one program of this type20.8
Missing4980 
TOTAL257100.0
554) What specific economic or poverty-related issue did that activity address? Issue is not classified by any of the other descriptors; Remarks: This item was only asked if LMPOV = 1. [ARDA Note: Please see POVOTH in the survey instrument for full remarks.] (POVOTH)
TOTAL%
0) No program of this type named23491.1
1) Mentions at least one program of this type238.9
Missing4980 
TOTAL257100.0
555) What other issue or policy? Issues or policies concerning the criminal justice system; Remarks: This item was only asked if LMOTHR = 1. [ARDA Note: Please see LMCRIME in the survey instrument for full remarks.] (LMCRIME)
TOTAL%
0) No program of this type named24796.1
1) Mentions at least one program of this type103.9
Missing4982 
TOTAL257100.0
556) What other issue or policy? Issues or policies related to education; Remarks: This item was only asked if LMOTHR = 1. [ARDA Note: Please see LMEDUC in the survey instrument for full remarks.] (LMEDUC)
TOTAL%
0) No program of this type named25599.2
1) Mentions at least one program of this type20.8
Missing4982 
TOTAL257100.0
557) What other issue or policy? Issues or policies concerning gun usage in the US; Remarks: This item was only asked if LMOTHR = 1. [ARDA Note: Please see LMGUN in the survey instrument for full remarks.] (LMGUN)
TOTAL%
0) No program of this type named23089.5
1) Mentions at least one program of this type2710.5
Missing4982 
TOTAL257100.0
558) What other issue or policy? Issues or policies involving foreign state or non-state actors; Remarks: This item was only asked if LMOTHR = 1. [ARDA Note: Please see LMFORGN in the survey instrument for full remarks.] (LMFORGN)
TOTAL%
0) No program of this type named25398.4
1) Mentions at least one program of this type41.6
Missing4982 
TOTAL257100.0
559) What other issue or policy? Issues or policies mentioning health related issues; Remarks: This item was only asked if LMOTHR = 1. [ARDA Note: Please see LMHLTH in the survey instrument for full remarks.] (LMHLTH)
TOTAL%
0) No program of this type named24996.9
1) Mentions at least one program of this type83.1
Missing4982 
TOTAL257100.0
560) What other issue or policy? Issues or policies related to income, pay, compensation, or benefits; Remarks: This item was only asked if LMOTHR = 1. [ARDA Note: Please see LMPAY in the survey instrument for full remarks.] (LMPAY)
TOTAL%
0) No program of this type named25398.4
1) Mentions at least one program of this type41.6
Missing4982 
TOTAL257100.0
561) What other issue or policy? Issues or policies concerning race; Remarks: This item was only asked if LMOTHR = 1. [ARDA Note: Please see LMRACE in the survey instrument for full remarks.] (LMRACE)
TOTAL%
0) No program of this type named24093.4
1) Mentions at least one program of this type176.6
Missing4982 
TOTAL257100.0
562) What other issue or policy? Issues or policies specific to women; Remarks: This item was only asked if LMOTHR = 1. [ARDA Note: Please see LMWOMEN in the survey instrument for full remarks.] (LMWOMEN)
TOTAL%
0) No program of this type named24996.9
1) Mentions at least one program of this type83.1
Missing4982 
TOTAL257100.0
563) What other issue or policy? Issues or policies not previously mentioned; Remarks: This item was only asked if LMOTHR = 1. [ARDA Note: Please see LMOTHR_OTH in the survey instrument for full remarks.] (LMOTHR_OTH)
TOTAL%
0) No program of this type named24294.2
1) Mentions at least one program of this type155.8
Missing4982 
TOTAL257100.0
564) Does your congregation have any other groups, meetings, or classes besides those you've already mentioned? (OTHGRPS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes50533.5
2) No100166.5
Missing3831 
TOTAL1506100.0
565) For what purpose or purposes do these groups meet [have these groups met]? Social justice, neighborhood, or community issues (GACTION98)
TOTAL%
0) No group of this type named88796.8
1) Mentions at least one group of this type293.2
Missing4253 
TOTAL916100.0
566) What are the three best attended groups that you haven't already mentioned? Social justice, neighborhood, or community issues (GACTION06)
TOTAL%
0) No group of this type named148598.7
1) Mentions at least one group of this type201.3
Missing3831 
TOTAL1505100.0
567) For what purpose or purposes do these groups meet [have these groups met]? Fine or performing arts (GARTS98)
TOTAL%
0) No group of this type named81789.2
1) Mentions at least one group of this type9910.8
Missing4253 
TOTAL916100.0
568) What are the three best attended groups that you haven't already mentioned? Fine or performing arts (GARTS06)
TOTAL%
0) No group of this type named147197.7
1) Mentions at least one group of this type342.3
Missing3831 
TOTAL1505100.0
569) For what purpose or purposes do these groups meet [have these groups met]? Dealing with the loss of loved ones (GBEREAVE98)
TOTAL%
0) No group of this type named89898.0
1) Mentions at least one group of this type182.0
Missing4253 
TOTAL916100.0
570) What are the three best attended groups that you haven't already mentioned? Dealing with the loss of loved ones (GBEREAVE06)
TOTAL%
0) No group of this type named149799.5
1) Mentions at least one group of this type80.5
Missing3831 
TOTAL1505100.0
571) For what purpose or purposes do these groups meet [have these groups met]? Bible studies (GBIBLE98)
TOTAL%
0) No group of this type named57062.2
1) Mentions at least one group of this type34637.8
Missing4253 
TOTAL916100.0
572) What are the three best attended groups that you haven't already mentioned? Bible studies (GBIBLE06)
TOTAL%
0) No group of this type named136690.8
1) Mentions at least one group of this type1399.2
Missing3831 
TOTAL1505100.0
573) For what purpose or purposes do these groups meet [have these groups met]? Business or financial purposes (GBUSINESS98)
TOTAL%
0) No group of this type named86394.2
1) Mentions at least one group of this type535.8
Missing4253 
TOTAL916100.0
574) What are the three best attended groups that you haven't already mentioned? Business or financial purposes (GBUSINESS06)
TOTAL%
0) No group of this type named149999.6
1) Mentions at least one group of this type60.4
Missing3831 
TOTAL1505100.0
575) For what purpose or purposes do these groups meet [have these groups met]? Care for congregational buildings or property (GCHURCH98)
TOTAL%
0) No group of this type named88096.1
1) Mentions at least one group of this type363.9
Missing4253 
TOTAL916100.0
576) What are the three best attended groups that you haven't already mentioned? Care for congregational buildings or property (GCHURCH06)
TOTAL%
0) No group of this type named150399.9
1) Mentions at least one group of this type20.1
Missing3831 
TOTAL1505100.0
577) For what purpose or purposes do these groups meet [have these groups met]? Sewing groups (blankets, clothing, other) (GCLOTHES98)
TOTAL%
0) No group of this type named89797.9
1) Mentions at least one group of this type192.1
Missing4253 
TOTAL916100.0
578) What are the three best attended groups that you haven't already mentioned? Sewing groups (blankets, clothing, other) (GCLOTHES06)
TOTAL%
0) No group of this type named149699.4
1) Mentions at least one group of this type90.6
Missing3831 
TOTAL1505100.0
579) For what purpose or purposes do these groups meet [have these groups met]? Specifically for young adults (i.e., age 18+) (GCOLLEGE98)
TOTAL%
0) No group of this type named88696.7
1) Mentions at least one group of this type303.3
Missing4253 
TOTAL916100.0
580) What are the three best attended groups that you haven't already mentioned? Specifically for young adults (i.e., age 18+) (GCOLLEGE06)
TOTAL%
0) No group of this type named149899.5
1) Mentions at least one group of this type80.5
Missing3831 
TOTAL1506100.0
581) For what purpose or purposes do these groups meet [have these groups met]? Specifically for couples, including marriage preparation classes (GCOUPLE98)
TOTAL%
0) No group of this type named88096.0
1) Mentions at least one group of this type374.0
Missing4253 
TOTAL917100.0
582) What are the three best attended groups that you haven't already mentioned? Specifically for couples, including marriage preparation classes (GCOUPLE06)
TOTAL%
0) No group of this type named149199.1
1) Mentions at least one group of this type140.9
Missing3831 
TOTAL1505100.0
583) For what purpose or purposes do these groups meet [have these groups met]? Divorce support groups (GDIVORCE98)
TOTAL%
0) No group of this type named91299.6
1) Mentions at least one group of this type40.4
Missing4253 
TOTAL916100.0
584) What are the three best attended groups that you haven't already mentioned? Divorce support groups (GDIVORCE06)
TOTAL%
0) No group of this type named150499.9
1) Mentions at least one group of this type10.1
Missing3831 
TOTAL1505100.0
585) For what purpose or purposes do these groups meet [have these groups met]? Non-religious education purposes (GEDUC98)
TOTAL%
0) No group of this type named85192.9
1) Mentions at least one group of this type657.1
Missing4253 
TOTAL916100.0
586) What are the three best attended groups that you haven't already mentioned? Non-religious education purposes (GEDUC06)
TOTAL%
0) No group of this type named144996.3
1) Mentions at least one group of this type563.7
Missing3831 
TOTAL1505100.0
587) For what purpose or purposes do these groups meet [have these groups met]? Specifically for senior citizens (GELDERLY98)
TOTAL%
0) No group of this type named80487.8
1) Mentions at least one group of this type11212.2
Missing4253 
TOTAL916100.0
588) What are the three best attended groups that you haven't already mentioned? Specifically for senior citizens (GELDERLY06)
TOTAL%
0) No group of this type named147598.0
1) Mentions at least one group of this type302.0
Missing3831 
TOTAL1505100.0
589) For what purpose or purposes do these groups meet [have these groups met]? Specifically for people from certain racial/ethnic groups (GETHNIC98)
TOTAL%
0) No group of this type named90198.4
1) Mentions at least one group of this type151.6
Missing4253 
TOTAL916100.0
590) What are the three best attended groups that you haven't already mentioned? Specifically for people from certain racial/ethnic groups (GETHNIC06)
TOTAL%
0) No group of this type named150199.7
1) Mentions at least one group of this type40.3
Missing3831 
TOTAL1505100.0
591) For what purpose or purposes do these groups meet [have these groups met]? Purpose is supporting families, including marriage training, wedding or baby showers, discussion of pregnancy issues or family values (GFAMILY98)
TOTAL%
0) No group of this type named82590.1
1) Mentions at least one group of this type919.9
Missing4253 
TOTAL916100.0
592) What are the three best attended groups that you haven't already mentioned? Purpose is supporting families, including marriage training, wedding or baby showers, discussion of pregnancy issues or family values (GFAMILY06)
TOTAL%
0) No group of this type named146197.1
1) Mentions at least one group of this type442.9
Missing3831 
TOTAL1505100.0
593) For what purpose or purposes do these groups meet [have these groups met]? Specifically for women (GFEMALE98)
TOTAL%
0) No group of this type named58864.2
1) Mentions at least one group of this type32835.8
Missing4253 
TOTAL916100.0
594) What are the three best attended groups that you haven't already mentioned? Specifically for women (GFEMALE06)
TOTAL%
0) No group of this type named130686.8
1) Mentions at least one group of this type19913.2
Missing3831 
TOTAL1505100.0
595) For what purpose or purposes do these groups meet [have these groups met]? Festivals, bazaars, craft fairs, or other celebrations (GFEST98)
TOTAL%
0) No group of this type named88896.9
1) Mentions at least one group of this type283.1
Missing4253 
TOTAL916100.0
596) What are the three best attended groups that you haven't already mentioned? Festivals, bazaars, craft fairs, or other celebrations (GFEST06)
TOTAL%
0) No group of this type named149799.5
1) Mentions at least one group of this type80.5
Missing3831 
TOTAL1505100.0
597) For what purpose or purposes do these groups meet [have these groups met]? Explicitly involving food, including picnics, dinner, lunches, coffee hours (GFOOD98)
TOTAL%
0) No group of this type named73680.3
1) Mentions at least one group of this type18019.7
Missing4253 
TOTAL916100.0
598) What are the three best attended groups that you haven't already mentioned? Explicitly involving food, including picnics, dinner, lunches, coffee hours (GFOOD06)
TOTAL%
0) No group of this type named147197.7
1) Mentions at least one group of this type342.3
Missing3831 
TOTAL1505100.0
599) For what purpose or purposes do these groups meet [have these groups met]? Fund-raising (GFUND98)
TOTAL%
0) No group of this type named83691.3
1) Mentions at least one group of this type808.7
Missing4253 
TOTAL916100.0
600) What are the three best attended groups that you haven't already mentioned? Fund-raising (GFUND06)
TOTAL%
0) No group of this type named149599.3
1) Mentions at least one group of this type100.7
Missing3831 
TOTAL1505100.0
601) For what purpose or purposes do these groups meet [have these groups met]? Bingo, cards, or other game-playing (GGAME98)
TOTAL%
0) No group of this type named88796.8
1) Mentions at least one group of this type293.2
Missing4253 
TOTAL916100.0
602) What are the three best attended groups that you haven't already mentioned? Bingo, cards, or other game-playing (GGAMES06)
TOTAL%
0) No group of this type named150099.7
1) Mentions at least one group of this type50.3
Missing3831 
TOTAL1505100.0
603) For what purpose or purposes do these groups meet [have these groups met]? Focused on individuals' physical well being (GHEALTH98)
TOTAL%
0) No group of this type named86494.3
1) Mentions at least one group of this type525.7
Missing4253 
TOTAL916100.0
604) What are the three best attended groups that you haven't already mentioned? Focused on individuals' physical well being (GHEALTH06)
TOTAL%
0) No group of this type named147598.0
1) Mentions at least one group of this type302.0
Missing3831 
TOTAL1505100.0
605) For what purpose or purposes do these groups meet [have these groups met]? Holy Name Society (GHOLYNAME98)
TOTAL%
0) No group of this type named91499.8
1) Mentions at least one group of this type20.2
Missing4253 
TOTAL916100.0
606) What are the three best attended groups that you haven't already mentioned? Holy Name Society (GHOLYNAME06)
TOTAL%
0) No group of this type named150499.9
1) Mentions at least one group of this type10.1
Missing3831 
TOTAL1505100.0
607) For what purpose or purposes do these groups meet [have these groups met]? Helping individuals find jobs or advance their careers (GJOB98)
TOTAL%
0) No group of this type named91599.9
1) Mentions at least one group of this type10.1
Missing4253 
TOTAL916100.0
608) What are the three best attended groups that you haven't already mentioned? Helping individuals find jobs or advance their careers (GJOB06)
TOTAL%
0) No group of this type named150099.7
1) Mentions at least one group of this type50.3
Missing3831 
TOTAL1505100.0
609) For what purpose or purposes do these groups meet [have these groups met]? Specifically for children and youth (GKID98)
TOTAL%
0) No group of this type named58463.8
1) Mentions at least one group of this type33236.2
Missing4253 
TOTAL916100.0
610) What are the three best attended groups that you haven't already mentioned? Specifically for children and youth (GKIDS06)
TOTAL%
0) No group of this type named140693.4
1) Mentions at least one group of this type996.6
Missing3831 
TOTAL1505100.0
611) For what purpose or purposes do these groups meet [have these groups met]? Knights of Columbus (GKOFC98)
TOTAL%
0) No group of this type named91099.3
1) Mentions at least one group of this type60.7
Missing4253 
TOTAL916100.0
612) What are the three best attended groups that you haven't already mentioned? Knights of Columbus (GKOFC06)
TOTAL%
0) No group of this type named149999.6
1) Mentions at least one group of this type60.4
Missing3831 
TOTAL1505100.0
613) For what purpose or purposes do these groups meet [have these groups met]? Meetings of congregational leaders (GLEAD98)
TOTAL%
0) No group of this type named84492.1
1) Mentions at least one group of this type727.9
Missing4253 
TOTAL916100.0
614) What are the three best attended groups that you haven't already mentioned? Meetings of congregational leaders (GLEAD06)
TOTAL%
0) No group of this type named148798.8
1) Mentions at least one group of this type181.2
Missing3831 
TOTAL1505100.0
615) For what purpose or purposes do these groups meet [have these groups met]? Focused on congregations' worship or liturgy (GLITCOM98)
TOTAL%
0) No group of this type named88296.3
1) Mentions at least one group of this type343.7
Missing4253 
TOTAL916100.0
616) What are the three best attended groups that you haven't already mentioned? Focused on congregations' worship or liturgy (GLITCOM06)
TOTAL%
0) No group of this type named149299.1
1) Mentions at least one group of this type130.9
Missing3831 
TOTAL1505100.0
617) For what purpose or purposes do these groups meet [have these groups met]? Specifically for men (GMALE98)
TOTAL%
0) No group of this type named71578.1
1) Mentions at least one group of this type20121.9
Missing4253 
TOTAL916100.0
618) What are the three best attended groups that you haven't already mentioned? Specifically for men (GMALE06)
TOTAL%
0) No group of this type named137191.1
1) Mentions at least one group of this type1348.9
Missing3831 
TOTAL1505100.0
619) For what purpose or purposes do these groups meet [have these groups met]? Focused on new members of the congregation (GNEWMEM98)
TOTAL%
0) No group of this type named88997.1
1) Mentions at least one group of this type272.9
Missing4253 
TOTAL916100.0
620) What are the three best attended groups that you haven't already mentioned? Focused on new members of the congregation (GNEWMEM06)
TOTAL%
0) No group of this type named149799.5
1) Mentions at least one group of this type80.5
Missing3831 
TOTAL1505100.0
621) For what purpose or purposes do these groups meet [have these groups met]? Group is nowhere else classified (GOTHER98)
TOTAL%
0) No group of this type named75882.8
1) Mentions at least one group of this type15817.2
Missing4253 
TOTAL916100.0
622) What are the three best attended groups that you haven't already mentioned? Group is nowhere else classified (GOTHER06)
TOTAL%
0) No group of this type named146697.4
1) Mentions at least one group of this type392.6
Missing3831 
TOTAL1505100.0
623) For what purpose or purposes do these groups meet [have these groups met]? Purpose is to recruit new members or evangelize (GOUTREACH98)
TOTAL%
0) No group of this type named83290.8
1) Mentions at least one group of this type849.2
Missing4253 
TOTAL916100.0
624) What are the three best attended groups that you haven't already mentioned? Purpose is to recruit new members or evangelize (GOUTREACH06)
TOTAL%
0) No group of this type named148198.4
1) Mentions at least one group of this type241.6
Missing3831 
TOTAL1505100.0
625) For what purpose or purposes do these groups meet [have these groups met]? Prayer, worship, or devotional activity (GPRAY98)
TOTAL%
0) No group of this type named69575.9
1) Mentions at least one group of this type22124.1
Missing4253 
TOTAL916100.0
626) What are the three best attended groups that you haven't already mentioned? Prayer, worship, or devotional activity (GPRAY06)
TOTAL%
0) No group of this type named144295.8
1) Mentions at least one group of this type634.2
Missing3831 
TOTAL1505100.0
627) For what purpose or purposes do these groups meet [have these groups met]? Promise Keepers (GPROMISE98)
TOTAL%
0) No group of this type named90398.6
1) Mentions at least one group of this type131.4
Missing4253 
TOTAL916100.0
628) What are the three best attended groups that you haven't already mentioned? Promise Keepers (GPROMISE06)
TOTAL%
0) No group of this type named1505100.0
1) Mentions at least one group of this type00.0
Missing3831 
TOTAL1505100.0
629) For what purpose or purposes do these groups meet [have these groups met]? Recreation (GREC98)
TOTAL%
0) No group of this type named76883.8
1) Mentions at least one group of this type14816.2
Missing4253 
TOTAL916100.0
630) What are the three best attended groups that you haven't already mentioned? Recreation (GREC06)
TOTAL%
0) No group of this type named148498.6
1) Mentions at least one group of this type211.4
Missing3831 
TOTAL1505100.0
631) For what purpose or purposes do these groups meet [have these groups met]? Religious purpose (GRELIG98)
TOTAL%
0) No group of this type named28230.8
1) Mentions at least one group of this type63469.2
Missing4253 
TOTAL916100.0
632) What are the three best attended groups that you haven't already mentioned? Religious purpose (GRELIG06)
TOTAL%
0) No group of this type named125883.6
1) Mentions at least one group of this type24716.4
Missing3831 
TOTAL1505100.0
633) For what purpose or purposes do these groups meet [have these groups met]? Helping the needy (GSERVICE98)
TOTAL%
0) No group of this type named78986.1
1) Mentions at least one group of this type12713.9
Missing4253 
TOTAL916100.0
634) What are the three best attended groups that you haven't already mentioned? Helping the needy (GSERVICE06)
TOTAL%
0) No group of this type named143495.3
1) Mentions at least one group of this type714.7
Missing3831 
TOTAL1505100.0
635) For what purpose or purposes do these groups meet [have these groups met]? Specifically for singles (GSINGLE98)
TOTAL%
0) No group of this type named89597.7
1) Mentions at least one group of this type212.3
Missing4253 
TOTAL916100.0
636) What are the three best attended groups that you haven't already mentioned? Specifically for singles (GSINGLE06)
TOTAL%
0) No group of this type named1505100.0
1) Mentions at least one group of this type00.0
Missing3831 
TOTAL1505100.0
637) For what purpose or purposes do these groups meet [have these groups met]? Socializing or 'fellowship' (GSOCIAL98)
TOTAL%
0) No group of this type named35238.4
1) Mentions at least one group of this type56561.6
Missing4253 
TOTAL917100.0
638) What are the three best attended groups that you haven't already mentioned? Socializing or 'fellowship' (GSOCIAL06)
TOTAL%
0) No group of this type named142594.7
1) Mentions at least one group of this type805.3
Missing3831 
TOTAL1505100.0
639) For what purpose or purposes do these groups meet [have these groups met]? Study, teaching, or education whose content is unclear (GSTUDY98)
TOTAL%
0) No group of this type named77484.4
1) Mentions at least one group of this type14315.6
Missing4253 
TOTAL917100.0
640) What are the three best attended groups that you haven't already mentioned? Study, teaching, or education whose content is unclear (GSTUDY06)
TOTAL%
0) No group of this type named147598.0
1) Mentions at least one group of this type302.0
Missing3831 
TOTAL1505100.0
641) For what purpose or purposes do these groups meet [have these groups met]? Helping people with substance abuse problems (GSUBSTANCE98)
TOTAL%
0) No group of this type named90698.8
1) Mentions at least one group of this type111.2
Missing4253 
TOTAL917100.0
642) What are the three best attended groups that you haven't already mentioned? Helping people with substance abuse problems (GSUBSTANCE06)
TOTAL%
0) No group of this type named146997.6
1) Mentions at least one group of this type362.4
Missing3831 
TOTAL1505100.0
643) For what purpose or purposes do these groups meet [have these groups met]? Support groups for specific problems or issues, except bereavement and substance abuse (GSUPPORT98)
TOTAL%
0) No group of this type named89898.0
1) Mentions at least one group of this type182.0
Missing4253 
TOTAL916100.0
644) What are the three best attended groups that you haven't already mentioned? Support groups for specific problems or issues, except bereavement and substance abuse (GSUPPORT06)
TOTAL%
0) No group of this type named149599.3
1) Mentions at least one group of this type100.7
Missing3831 
TOTAL1505100.0
645) For what purpose or purposes do these groups meet [have these groups met]? Supporting teachers within the congregation or within congregation-related schools (GTEACHER98)
TOTAL%
0) No group of this type named89597.7
1) Mentions at least one group of this type212.3
Missing4253 
TOTAL916100.0
646) What are the three best attended groups that you haven't already mentioned? Supporting teachers within the congregation or within congregation-related schools (GTEACHER06)
TOTAL%
0) No group of this type named150499.9
1) Mentions at least one group of this type10.1
Missing3831 
TOTAL1505100.0
647) For what purpose or purposes do these groups meet [have these groups met]? Vacation or summer bible schools (GVBS98)
TOTAL%
0) No group of this type named87095.0
1) Mentions at least one group of this type465.0
Missing4253 
TOTAL916100.0
648) What are the three best attended groups that you haven't already mentioned? Vacation or summer bible schools (GVBS06)
TOTAL%
0) No group of this type named149099.0
1) Mentions at least one group of this type151.0
Missing3831 
TOTAL1505100.0
649) For what purpose or purposes do these groups meet [have these groups met]? St. Vincent de Paul (GVDP98)
TOTAL%
0) No group of this type named91399.7
1) Mentions at least one group of this type30.3
Missing4253 
TOTAL916100.0
650) What are the three best attended groups that you haven't already mentioned? St. Vincent de Paul (GDP06)
TOTAL%
0) No group of this type named150399.9
1) Mentions at least one group of this type20.1
Missing3831 
TOTAL1505100.0
651) For what purpose or purposes do these groups meet [have these groups met]? Visiting others, such as shut-ins or incarcerated individuals (GVISIT98)
TOTAL%
0) No group of this type named88496.5
1) Mentions at least one group of this type323.5
Missing4253 
TOTAL916100.0
652) What are the three best attended groups that you haven't already mentioned? Visiting others, such as shut-ins or incarcerated individuals (GVISIT06)
TOTAL%
0) No group of this type named149799.5
1) Mentions at least one group of this type80.5
Missing3831 
TOTAL1505100.0
653) [2006-07, 2012, and 2018-19 wording] Have voter guides been distributed through your congregation within the past two years? [ARDA Note: Please see VOTRGUID in the survey instrument for full question wording.] (VOTRGUID)
TOTAL%
1) Yes93417.7
2) No434882.3
Missing61 
TOTAL5282100.0
654) Who wrote or produced the voter guide that was distributed? First mention; Remarks: This item was asked only if congregations distributed voter guides (VOTRGUID=1). [ARDA Note: Please see GAUTHR1 in the survey instrument for full remarks.] (GAUTHR1)
TOTAL%
1) City, county or state government186.3
2) Candidate or political party, unspecified124.2
3) Church member, clergy or other congregation144.9
4) Local council of churches, or ecumenical organization62.1
5) Pro-life groups113.9
6) League of Women Voters3110.9
7) NAACP134.6
8) Catholic church/organization (including regional or diocesan office or newspaper)186.3
9) FLARE00.0
10) Citizens Concerned for the Constitution41.4
11) Ohio Round Table00.0
12) Christian Coalition5720.1
13) 700 Club/Pat Robertson51.8
14) Focus on the Family/Dr. James Dobson207.0
15) Dr. James Kennedy's group00.0
16) Citizens for Traditional Values and/or Lou Sheldon20.7
17) Family Forum (Michigan)41.4
18) Regional church office, unspecified denomination72.5
19) Other3713.0
20) Can't tell134.6
21) Common Cause10.4
22) Moral Majority/Jerry Falwell10.4
23) [Colorado for] Family Values; [Florida] Family Council (i.e., 'Family' organization)93.2
24) Conservative/evangelical source, not elsewhere classified10.4
Missing4833 
TOTAL284100.0
655) Who wrote or produced the voter guide that was distributed? Second mention; Remarks: This item was asked only if congregations distributed voter guides (VOTRGUID=1). [ARDA Note: Please see GAUTHR2 in the survey instrument for full remarks.] (GAUTHR2)
TOTAL%
1) City, county, or state government00.0
5) Pro-life groups00.0
6) League of Women Voters00.0
8) Catholic church/organization (including regional or diocesan office or newspaper)120.0
12) Christian Coalition00.0
19) Other240.0
20) Can't tell00.0
23) [Colorado for] Family Values; [Florida] Family Council (i.e., 'Family' organization)240.0
Missing5314 
TOTAL5100.0
656) Who wrote or produced the voter guide that was distributed? Third mention; Remarks: This item was asked only if congregations distributed voter guides (VOTRGUID=1). [ARDA Note: Please see GAUTHR3 in the survey instrument for full remarks.] (GAUTHR3)
TOTAL%
6) League of Women Voters00.0
8) Catholic church/organization (including regional or diocesan office or newspaper)00.0
Missing5331 
TOTAL0100.0
657) Within the past two years, has your congregation publicly supported or opposed any candidate for public office? (SUPPORT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes534.2
2) No119895.8
Missing4084 
TOTAL1251100.0
658) Do you think your congregation would publicly support or oppose candidates for public office if doing so did not put your congregation's tax status at risk? Remarks: This item was only asked if SUPPORT = 2. (TAXRISK)
TOTAL%
1) Yes20617.2
2) No89574.5
3) Don't know1008.3
Missing4117 
TOTAL1201100.0
659) Some congregations have declared themselves to be sanctuaries for undocumented immigrants. Has your congregation done that? (IMMSANC)
TOTAL%
1) Yes514.1
2) No120395.9
Missing4086 
TOTAL1254100.0
660) Has your congregation discussed doing this within the last year? Remarks: This item was only asked if IMMSANC = 2. (IMMDISCUS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1089.0
2) No108991.0
Missing4139 
TOTAL1197100.0
661) Some congregations have directly sponsored refugees who have come to the United States from other countries. Has your congregation directly sponsored any refugees within the last two years? (SPONSREF)
TOTAL%
1) Yes836.6
2) No117093.4
Missing4089 
TOTAL1253100.0
662) Has your congregation discussed doing this within the last year? Remarks: This item was only asked if SPONREF = 2. (DISCREF)
TOTAL%
1) Yes847.2
2) No108692.8
Missing4200 
TOTAL1170100.0
663) Does your congregation have any organized effort, designated person, or committee whose purpose is to increase racial or ethnic diversity in your congregation? (DIVERSE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1219.7
2) No113090.3
Missing4085 
TOTAL1251100.0
664) Within the last 12 months, has your congregation had any organized effort to provide your members with health-focused programs such as blood pressure checks, health education classes, or disease prevention information? (HLTHPROG)
TOTAL%
1) Yes41733.3
2) No83766.7
Missing4087 
TOTAL1254100.0
665) Within the past 12 months, have any of these health-focused programs involved: Blood pressure checks? Remarks: This item was only asked if HLTHPROG = 1. (HLTHBP)
TOTAL%
1) Yes31074.5
2) No10625.5
Missing4794 
TOTAL416100.0
666) Within the past 12 months, have any of these health-focused programs involved: Screen for any type of cancer? Remarks: This item was only asked if HLTHPROG = 1. (HLTHCAN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes11227.1
2) No30272.9
Missing4801 
TOTAL414100.0
667) Within the past 12 months, have any of these health-focused programs involved: Offering flu shots? Remarks: This item was only asked if HLTHPROG = 1. (HLTHFLU)
TOTAL%
1) Yes9923.7
2) No31876.3
Missing4793 
TOTAL417100.0
668) Within the past 12 months, have any of these health-focused programs involved: Testing for diabetes or checking blood sugar levels? Remarks: This item was only asked if HLTHPROG = 1. (HLTHDB)
TOTAL%
1) Yes16740.3
2) No24759.7
Missing4800 
TOTAL414100.0
669) Within the past 12 months, have any of these health-focused programs involved: Testing for HIV or AIDS? Remarks: This item was only asked if HLTHPROG = 1. (HLTHAID)
TOTAL%
1) Yes379.0
2) No37491.0
Missing4801 
TOTAL411100.0
670) Within the past 12 months, have any of these health-focused programs involved: Helping people get health insurance or Medicaid? Remarks: This item was only asked if HLTHPROG = 1. (HLTHMED)
TOTAL%
1) Yes12329.6
2) No29270.4
Missing4798 
TOTAL415100.0
671) Within the past 12 months, have any of these health-focused programs involved: Educating people about nutrition or healthy eating habits? Remarks: This item was only asked if HLTHPROG = 1. (HLTHNUTS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes29069.5
2) No12730.5
Missing4794 
TOTAL417100.0
672) Within the past 12 months, have any of these health-focused programs involved: Any other health focused program or activity besides the ones already mentioned? Remarks: This item was only asked if HLTHPROG = 1. (HLTHOTH)
TOTAL%
1) Yes8921.3
2) No32878.7
Missing4792 
TOTAL417100.0
673) What are they? Programs addressing issues of substance abuse or addiction; Remarks: This item was only asked if HLTHOTH = 1. [ARDA Note: Please see HLTHADDICT in the survey instrument for full remarks.] (HLTHADDICT)
TOTAL%
0) No program of this type named40196.4
1) Mentions at least one program of this type153.6
Missing4792 
TOTAL416100.0
674) What are they? Programs providing First Aid, CPR, or AED training; Remarks: This item was only asked if HLTHOTH = 1. [ARDA Note: Please see HLTHFSTAID in the survey instrument for full remarks.] (HLTHFSTAID)
TOTAL%
0) No program of this type named41599.8
1) Mentions at least one program of this type10.2
Missing4792 
TOTAL416100.0
675) What are they? Programs addressing cardiovascular health issues; Remarks: This item was only asked if HLTHOTH = 1. [ARDA Note: Please see HLTHCARDO in the survey instrument for full remarks.] (HLTHCARDO)
TOTAL%
0) No program of this type named40597.1
1) Mentions at least one program of this type122.9
Missing4792 
TOTAL417100.0
676) What are they? Programs designed to educate people about health-related issues; Remarks: This item was only asked if HLTHOTH = 1. [ARDA Note: Please see HLTHEDU in the survey instrument for full remarks.] (HLTHEDU)
TOTAL%
0) No program of this type named39294.0
1) Mentions at least one program of this type256.0
Missing4792 
TOTAL417100.0
677) What are they? Programs targeting senior citizens; Remarks: This item was only asked if HLTHOTH = 1. [ARDA Note: Please see HLTHELDER in the survey instrument for full remarks.] (HLTHELDER)
TOTAL%
0) No program of this type named41298.8
1) Mentions at least one program of this type51.2
Missing4792 
TOTAL417100.0
678) What are they? Programs addressing health issues related to eyesight, hearing, feet, or dental hygiene; Remarks: This item was only asked if HLTHOTH = 1. [ARDA Note: Please see HLTHFEET in the survey instrument for full remarks.] (HLTHFEET)
TOTAL%
0) No program of this type named40897.8
1) Mentions at least one program of this type92.2
Missing4792 
TOTAL417100.0
679) What are they? Programs for physical fitness; Remarks: This item was only asked if HLTHF = 1. [ARDA Note: Please see HLTHFIT in the survey instrument for full remarks.] (HLTHFIT)
TOTAL%
0) No program of this type named40597.1
1) Mentions at least one program of this type122.9
Missing4792 
TOTAL417100.0
680) What are they? Programs addressing mental health conditions; Remarks: This item was only asked if HLTHOTH = 1. [ARDA Note: Please see HLTHMENTL in the survey instrument for full remarks.] (HLTHMENTL)
TOTAL%
0) No program of this type named41198.6
1) Mentions at least one program of this type61.4
Missing4792 
TOTAL417100.0
681) What are they? Program is nowhere else classified; Remarks: This item was only asked if HLTHOTH = 1. [ARDA Note: Please see HLTHOTH2 in the survey instrument for full remarks.] (HLTHOTH2)
TOTAL%
0) No program of this type named39795.2
1) Mentions at least one program of this type204.8
Missing4792 
TOTAL417100.0
682) Does your congregation provide any materials or have programs or activities specifically aimed at families who home-school their children? (HOMESCHL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes946.2
2) No141293.8
Missing3828 
TOTAL1506100.0
683) Does your congregation have an elementary or high school? (HAVESCHL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes2665.0
2) No506195.0
Missing15 
TOTAL5327100.0
684) Does your congregation give money directly to any college, university, or seminary? (COLLEGE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes42234.4
2) No80565.6
Missing4108 
TOTAL1227100.0
685) [2018-19 wording] Within the past 12 months, have there been groups, programs, or events that have no connection to your congregation but that have used or rented space in your building? Remarks: This item was asked only of congregations that owned their own building (OWNBLDG=1). [ARDA Note: Please see USEBLDG in the survey instrument for full question wording.] (USEBLDG)
TOTAL%
1) Yes107851.1
2) No103348.9
Missing3040 
TOTAL2111100.0
686) Please tell me how many such groups or programs have met in your building within the past 12 months (NUMUSE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL53333.7411.47
687) Have any of these groups used your building for rehearsals or performances of musical or theatrical works? Remarks: If a congregation reported that no outside groups used its building (USEBLDG=2), REHEARSE was set at 2. (REHEARSE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes16816.0
2) No88184.0
Missing4198 
TOTAL1049100.0
688) Have any of these groups used your building for exhibits of works of art like paintings, photography, or sculpture? Remarks: If a congregation reported that no outside groups use their building (USEBLDG=2), EXHIBIT was set at 2. (EXHIBIT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes595.6
2) No99094.4
Missing4198 
TOTAL1049100.0
689) Does your congregation have any organized effort, designated person, or committee whose purpose is to coordinate or provide help to members, for example by cooking meals for a new mother or someone just home from the hospital, or providing financial assistance to someone who needs it? (HELPMMBR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes228080.4
2) No55619.6
Missing2498 
TOTAL2836100.0
690) Within the past 12 months, how many of your members or regular participants received this sort of help from the congregation? Remarks: This item was asked only if congregations reported an organized effort to help members (HELPMMBR=1). If a congregation reported no such organized effort (HELPMMBR=2), RECVHELP was set at zero. (RECVHELP)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL533317.62116.03
691) Does your congregation have any organized effort, designated person, or committee whose purpose is to provide your members with health-focused programs such as blood pressure checks, health education classes, or disease prevention information? (HLTHEDUC)
TOTAL%
1) Yes70424.8
2) No213175.2
Missing2500 
TOTAL2835100.0
692) Has your congregation participated in or supported social service, community development, or neighborhood organizing projects of any sort within the past 12 months? Please don't include projects that use or rent space in your building but have no other connection to your congregation. [ARDA Note: Please see SOCLSERV in the survey instrument for full remarks.] (SOCLSERV)
TOTAL%
1) Yes226451.7
2) No211348.3
Missing1103 
TOTAL4377100.0
693) Within the past 12 months, has your congregation engaged in any human service projects, outreach ministries, or other activities intended to help people who are not members of your congregation? Remarks: This item was asked in 2006-07 and 2012 only if a respondent answered 'no' to item 163 (SOCLSERV=2). [ARDA Note: Please see SCLSERV2 in the survey instrument for full remarks.] (SCLSERV2)
TOTAL%
1) Yes177168.1
2) No82831.9
Missing3189 
TOTAL2599100.0
694) Total number of social service programs; [ARDA Note: Please see TOTPROG98 in the survey instrument for full remarks.] (TOTPROG98)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL53331.682.20
695) Total number of social service programs; [ARDA Note: Please see TOTPROG06A in the survey instrument for full remarks.] (TOTPROG06A)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL53331.941.80
696) Total number of social service programs; [ARDA Note: Please see TOTPROG06B in the survey instrument for full remarks.] (TOTPROG06B)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL53332.292.09
697) How many [social service, human service, etc.] projects or programs has your congregation sponsored or participated in within the last 12 months? [ARDA Note: Please see NUMPROG in the survey instrument for full remarks.] (NUMPROG)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL53334.3511.90
698) Congregation participated in or sponsored any social or human service program; Remarks: This constructed variable indicates whether congregations participated in any social or human service programs at all. If congregations answered SOCLSERV=1, SCLSERV2=1, or OTHPRJ=1, ANYSOCL was set at one. (ANYSOCL)
TOTAL%
0) No26817.9
1) Yes122782.1
Missing3832 
TOTAL1495100.0
699) [1998 and 2006-07 wording] What projects or programs have you sponsored or participated in? Services for victims of rape or domestic violence (SABUSED98)
TOTAL%
0) No program of this type named118095.7
1) Mentions at least one program of this type534.3
Missing4104 
TOTAL1233100.0
700) [1998 and 2006-07 wording] What projects or programs have you sponsored or participated in? Services for victims of rape or domestic violence (SABUSED06)
TOTAL%
0) No program of this type named143796.2
1) Mentions at least one program of this type573.8
Missing3834 
TOTAL1494100.0
701) [2012 and 2018-19 wording, if NUMPROG is less than or equal to four] What projects or programs have you sponsored or participated in? Services for victims of rape or domestic violence (SABUSED12)
TOTAL%
0) No program of this type named130297.9
1) Mentions at least one program of this type282.1
Missing4005 
TOTAL1330100.0
702) [2012 and 2018-19 wording, if NUMPROG is greater than four] What projects or programs have you sponsored or participated in? Services for victims of rape or domestic violence (SABUSED18)
TOTAL%
0) No program of this type named123898.6
1) Mentions at least one program of this type181.4
Missing4081 
TOTAL1256100.0
703) [1998 and 2006-07 wording] What projects or programs have you sponsored or participated in? Clothing or blankets, including rummage sales (SCLOTHES98)
TOTAL%
0) No program of this type named109688.9
1) Mentions at least one program of this type13711.1
Missing4104 
TOTAL1233100.0
704) [1998 and 2006-07 wording] What projects or programs have you sponsored or participated in? Clothing or blankets, including rummage sales (SCLOTHES06)
TOTAL%
0) No program of this type named125684.1
1) Mentions at least one program of this type23815.9
Missing3834 
TOTAL1494100.0
705) [2012 and 2018-19 wording, if NUMPROG is less than or equal to four] What projects or programs have you sponsored or participated in? Clothing or blankets, including rummage sales (SCLOTHES12)
TOTAL%
0) No program of this type named109982.7
1) Mentions at least one program of this type23017.3
Missing4005 
TOTAL1329100.0
706) [2012 and 2018-19 wording, if NUMPROG is greater than four] What projects or programs have you sponsored or participated in? Clothing or blankets, including rummage sales (SCLOTHES18)
TOTAL%
0) No program of this type named107385.4
1) Mentions at least one program of this type18414.6
Missing4081 
TOTAL1257100.0
707) [1998 and 2006-07 wording] What projects or programs have you sponsored or participated in? Disaster relief (SDISASTER98)
TOTAL%
0) No program of this type named117895.5
1) Mentions at least one program of this type554.5
Missing4104 
TOTAL1233100.0
708) [1998 and 2006-07 wording] What projects or programs have you sponsored or participated in? Disaster relief (SDISASTER06)
TOTAL%
0) No program of this type named135590.7
1) Mentions at least one program of this type1399.3
Missing3834 
TOTAL1494100.0
709) [2012 and 2018-19 wording, if NUMPROG is less than or equal to four] What projects or programs have you sponsored or participated in? Disaster relief (SDISASTER12)
TOTAL%
0) No program of this type named125894.7
1) Mentions at least one program of this type715.3
Missing4005 
TOTAL1329100.0
710) [2012 and 2018-19 wording, if NUMPROG is greater than four] What projects or programs have you sponsored or participated in? Disaster relief (SDISASTER18)
TOTAL%
0) No program of this type named118794.4
1) Mentions at least one program of this type705.6
Missing4081 
TOTAL1257100.0
711) [1998 and 2006-07 wording] What projects or programs have you sponsored or participated in? Non-religious education (SEDUC98)
TOTAL%
0) No program of this type named115693.8
1) Mentions at least one program of this type776.2
Missing4104 
TOTAL1233100.0
712) [1998 and 2006-07 wording] What projects or programs have you sponsored or participated in? Non-religious education (SEDUC06)
TOTAL%
0) No program of this type named134990.3
1) Mentions at least one program of this type1459.7
Missing3834 
TOTAL1494100.0
713) [2012 and 2018-19 wording, if NUMPROG is less than or equal to four] What projects or programs have you sponsored or participated in? Non-religious education (SEDUC12)
TOTAL%
0) No program of this type named114886.4
1) Mentions at least one program of this type18113.6
Missing4005 
TOTAL1329100.0
714) [2012 and 2018-19 wording, if NUMPROG is greater than four] What projects or programs have you sponsored or participated in? Non-religious education (SEDUC18)
TOTAL%
0) No program of this type named106284.5
1) Mentions at least one program of this type19515.5
Missing4081 
TOTAL1257100.0
715) [1998 and 2006-07 wording] What projects or programs have you sponsored or participated in? Specifically for senior citizens (SELDERLY98)
TOTAL%
0) No program of this type named115693.8
1) Mentions at least one program of this type776.2
Missing4104 
TOTAL1233100.0
716) [1998 and 2006-07 wording] What projects or programs have you sponsored or participated in? Specifically for senior citizens (SELDERLY06)
TOTAL%
0) No program of this type named132688.8
1) Mentions at least one program of this type16711.2
Missing3834 
TOTAL1493100.0
717) [2012 and 2018-19 wording, if NUMPROG is less than or equal to four] What projects or programs have you sponsored or participated in? Specifically for senior citizens (SELDERLY12)
TOTAL%
0) No program of this type named121991.7
1) Mentions at least one program of this type1118.3
Missing4005 
TOTAL1330100.0
718) [2012 and 2018-19 wording, if NUMPROG is greater than four] What projects or programs have you sponsored or participated in? Specifically for senior citizens (SELDERLY18)
TOTAL%
0) No program of this type named117593.5
1) Mentions at least one program of this type826.5
Missing4081 
TOTAL1257100.0
719) [1998 and 2006-07 wording] What projects or programs have you sponsored or participated in? Feeding the hungry (SFOOD98)
TOTAL%
0) No program of this type named82266.7
1) Mentions at least one program of this type41133.3
Missing4104 
TOTAL1233100.0
720) [1998 and 2006-07 wording] What projects or programs have you sponsored or participated in? Feeding the hungry (SFOOD06)
TOTAL%
0) No program of this type named90560.6
1) Mentions at least one program of this type58939.4
Missing3834 
TOTAL1494100.0
721) [2012 and 2018-19 wording, if NUMPROG is less than or equal to four] What projects or programs have you sponsored or participated in? Feeding the hungry (SFOOD12)
TOTAL%
0) No program of this type named63848.0
1) Mentions at least one program of this type69252.0
Missing4005 
TOTAL1330100.0
722) [2012 and 2018-19 wording, if NUMPROG is greater than four] What projects or programs have you sponsored or participated in? Feeding the hungry (SFOOD18)
TOTAL%
0) No program of this type named65251.9
1) Mentions at least one program of this type60448.1
Missing4081 
TOTAL1256100.0
723) [1998 and 2006-07 wording] What projects or programs have you sponsored or participated in? Programs targeting men or women in particular (SGENDER98)
TOTAL%
0) No program of this type named112491.2
1) Mentions at least one program of this type1098.8
Missing4104 
TOTAL1233100.0
724) [1998 and 2006-07 wording] What projects or programs have you sponsored or participated in? Programs targeting men or women in particular (SGENDER06)
TOTAL%
0) No program of this type named135290.5
1) Mentions at least one program of this type1429.5
Missing3834 
TOTAL1494100.0
725) [2012 and 2018-19 wording, if NUMPROG is less than or equal to four] What projects or programs have you sponsored or participated in? Programs targeting men or women in particular (SGENDER12)
TOTAL%
0) No program of this type named124693.7
1) Mentions at least one program of this type846.3
Missing4005 
TOTAL1330100.0
726) [2012 and 2018-19 wording, if NUMPROG is greater than four] What projects or programs have you sponsored or participated in? Programs targeting men or women in particular (SGENDER18)
TOTAL%
0) No program of this type named116993.0
1) Mentions at least one program of this type887.0
Missing4081 
TOTAL1257100.0
727) [1998 and 2006-07 wording] What projects or programs have you sponsored or participated in? Habitat for Humanity projects (SHABITAT98)
TOTAL%
0) No program of this type named114492.8
1) Mentions at least one program of this type897.2
Missing4104 
TOTAL1233100.0
728) [1998 and 2006-07 wording] What projects or programs have you sponsored or participated in? Habitat for Humanity projects (SHABITAT06)
TOTAL%
0) No program of this type named140694.2
1) Mentions at least one program of this type875.8
Missing3834 
TOTAL1493100.0
729) [2012 and 2018-19 wording, if NUMPROG is less than or equal to four] What projects or programs have you sponsored or participated in? Habitat for Humanity projects (SHABITAT12)
TOTAL%
0) No program of this type named128796.8
1) Mentions at least one program of this type423.2
Missing4005 
TOTAL1329100.0
730) [2012 and 2018-19 wording, if NUMPROG is greater than four] What projects or programs have you sponsored or participated in? Habitat for Humanity projects (SHABITAT18)
TOTAL%
0) No program of this type named123898.5
1) Mentions at least one program of this type191.5
Missing4081 
TOTAL1257100.0
731) [1998 and 2006-07 wording] What projects or programs have you sponsored or participated in? Programs targeting physical health needs (SHEALTH98)
TOTAL%
0) No program of this type named110789.8
1) Mentions at least one program of this type12610.2
Missing4104 
TOTAL1233100.0
732) [1998 and 2006-07 wording] What projects or programs have you sponsored or participated in? Programs targeting physical health needs (SHEALTH06)
TOTAL%
0) No program of this type named123382.5
1) Mentions at least one program of this type26117.5
Missing3834 
TOTAL1494100.0
733) [2012 and 2018-19 wording, if NUMPROG is less than or equal to four] What projects or programs have you sponsored or participated in? Programs targeting physical health needs (SHEALTH12)
TOTAL%
0) No program of this type named104978.9
1) Mentions at least one program of this type28121.1
Missing4005 
TOTAL1330100.0
734) [2012 and 2018-19 wording, if NUMPROG is greater than four] What projects or programs have you sponsored or participated in? Programs targeting physical health needs (SHEALTH18)
TOTAL%
0) No program of this type named103182.0
1) Mentions at least one program of this type22618.0
Missing4081 
TOTAL1257100.0
735) [1998 and 2006-07 wording] What projects or programs have you sponsored or participated in? Programs targeting the homeless or transients (SHOMELESS98)
TOTAL%
0) No program of this type named114192.5
1) Mentions at least one program of this type927.5
Missing4104 
TOTAL1233100.0
736) [1998 and 2006-07 wording] What projects or programs have you sponsored or participated in? Programs targeting the homeless or transients (SHOMELESS06)
TOTAL%
0) No program of this type named132088.4
1) Mentions at least one program of this type17411.6
Missing3834 
TOTAL1494100.0
737) [2012 and 2018-19 wording, if NUMPROG is less than or equal to four] What projects or programs have you sponsored or participated in? Programs targeting the homeless or transients (SHOMELESS12)
TOTAL%
0) No program of this type named117388.2
1) Mentions at least one program of this type15711.8
Missing4005 
TOTAL1330100.0
738) [2012 and 2018-19 wording, if NUMPROG is greater than four] What projects or programs have you sponsored or participated in? Programs targeting the homeless or transients (SHOMELESS18)
TOTAL%
0) No program of this type named106985.1
1) Mentions at least one program of this type18714.9
Missing4081 
TOTAL1256100.0
739) [1998 and 2006-07 wording] What projects or programs have you sponsored or participated in? Home building, repair, or maintenance (SHOUSE98)
TOTAL%
0) No program of this type named101582.3
1) Mentions at least one program of this type21817.7
Missing4104 
TOTAL1233100.0
740) [1998 and 2006-07 wording] What projects or programs have you sponsored or participated in? Home building, repair, or maintenance (SHOUSE06)
TOTAL%
0) No program of this type named121881.5
1) Mentions at least one program of this type27618.5
Missing3834 
TOTAL1494100.0
741) [2012 and 2018-19 wording, if NUMPROG is less than or equal to four] What projects or programs have you sponsored or participated in? Home building, repair, or maintenance (SHOUSE12)
TOTAL%
0) No program of this type named108981.9
1) Mentions at least one program of this type24118.1
Missing4005 
TOTAL1330100.0
742) [2012 and 2018-19 wording, if NUMPROG is greater than four] What projects or programs have you sponsored or participated in? Home building, repair, or maintenance (SHOUSE18)
TOTAL%
0) No program of this type named108586.3
1) Mentions at least one program of this type17213.7
Missing4081 
TOTAL1257100.0
743) [1998 and 2006-07 wording] What projects or programs have you sponsored or participated in? Programs directed at immigrants, migrants, or refugees (SIMMIG98)
TOTAL%
0) No program of this type named122499.3
1) Mentions at least one program of this type90.7
Missing4104 
TOTAL1233100.0
744) [1998 and 2006-07 wording] What projects or programs have you sponsored or participated in? Programs directed at immigrants, migrants, or refugees (SIMMIG06)
TOTAL%
0) No program of this type named147999.0
1) Mentions at least one program of this type151.0
Missing3834 
TOTAL1494100.0
745) [2012 and 2018-19 wording, if NUMPROG is less than or equal to four] What projects or programs have you sponsored or participated in? Programs directed at immigrants, migrants, or refugees (SIMMIG12)
TOTAL%
0) No program of this type named131598.9
1) Mentions at least one program of this type151.1
Missing4005 
TOTAL1330100.0
746) [2012 and 2018-19 wording, if NUMPROG is greater than four] What projects or programs have you sponsored or participated in? Programs directed at immigrants, migrants, or refugees (SIMMIG18)
TOTAL%
0) No program of this type named122797.6
1) Mentions at least one program of this type302.4
Missing4081 
TOTAL1257100.0
747) [1998 and 2006-07 wording] What projects or programs have you sponsored or participated in? Programs targeting people outside the United States (SINTL98)
TOTAL%
0) No program of this type named119496.8
1) Mentions at least one program of this type393.2
Missing4104 
TOTAL1233100.0
748) [1998 and 2006-07 wording] What projects or programs have you sponsored or participated in? Programs targeting people outside the United States (SINTL06)
TOTAL%
0) No program of this type named139193.1
1) Mentions at least one program of this type1036.9
Missing3834 
TOTAL1494100.0
749) [2012 and 2018-19 wording, if NUMPROG is less than or equal to four] What projects or programs have you sponsored or participated in? Programs targeting people outside the United States (SINTL12)
TOTAL%
0) No program of this type named124693.7
1) Mentions at least one program of this type846.3
Missing4005 
TOTAL1330100.0
750) [2012 and 2018-19 wording, if NUMPROG is greater than four] What projects or programs have you sponsored or participated in? Programs targeting people outside the United States (SINTL18)
TOTAL%
0) No program of this type named111889.0
1) Mentions at least one program of this type13811.0
Missing4081 
TOTAL1256100.0
751) [1998 and 2006-07 wording] What projects or programs have you sponsored or participated in? Programs to help people obtain jobs (SJOB98)
TOTAL%
0) No program of this type named122098.9
1) Mentions at least one program of this type131.1
Missing4104 
TOTAL1233100.0
752) [1998 and 2006-07 wording] What projects or programs have you sponsored or participated in? Programs to help people obtain jobs (SJOB06)
TOTAL%
0) No program of this type named147298.5
1) Mentions at least one program of this type221.5
Missing3834 
TOTAL1494100.0
753) [2012 and 2018-19 wording, if NUMPROG is less than or equal to four] What projects or programs have you sponsored or participated in? Programs to help people obtain jobs (SJOB12)
TOTAL%
0) No program of this type named130598.2
1) Mentions at least one program of this type241.8
Missing4005 
TOTAL1329100.0
754) [2012 and 2018-19 wording, if NUMPROG is greater than four] What projects or programs have you sponsored or participated in? Programs to help people obtain jobs (SJOB18)
TOTAL%
0) No program of this type named123598.2
1) Mentions at least one program of this type221.8
Missing4081 
TOTAL1257100.0
755) [1998 and 2006-07 wording] What projects or programs have you sponsored or participated in? Specifically for children or youth (SKID98)
TOTAL%
0) No program of this type named99981.0
1) Mentions at least one program of this type23419.0
Missing4104 
TOTAL1233100.0
756) [1998 and 2006-07 wording] What projects or programs have you sponsored or participated in? Specifically for children or youth (SKID06)
TOTAL%
0) No program of this type named115977.6
1) Mentions at least one program of this type33522.4
Missing3834 
TOTAL1494100.0
757) [2012 and 2018-19 wording, if NUMPROG is less than or equal to four] What projects or programs have you sponsored or participated in? Specifically for children or youth (SKID12)
TOTAL%
0) No program of this type named91768.9
1) Mentions at least one program of this type41331.1
Missing4005 
TOTAL1330100.0
758) [2012 and 2018-19 wording, if NUMPROG is greater than four] What projects or programs have you sponsored or participated in? Specifically for children or youth (SKID18)
TOTAL%
0) No program of this type named85468.0
1) Mentions at least one program of this type40232.0
Missing4081 
TOTAL1256100.0
759) [1998 and 2006-07 wording] What projects or programs have you sponsored or participated in? Programs targeting prisoners or people in trouble with the law and their families (SPRISON98)
TOTAL%
0) No program of this type named120898.0
1) Mentions at least one program of this type252.0
Missing4104 
TOTAL1233100.0
760) [1998 and 2006-07 wording] What projects or programs have you sponsored or participated in? Programs targeting prisoners or people in trouble with the law and their families (SPRISON06)
TOTAL%
0) No program of this type named142995.7
1) Mentions at least one program of this type644.3
Missing3834 
TOTAL1493100.0
761) [2012 and 2018-19 wording, if NUMPROG is less than or equal to four] What projects or programs have you sponsored or participated in? Programs targeting prisoners or people in trouble with the law and their families (SPRISON12)
TOTAL%
0) No program of this type named130398.0
1) Mentions at least one program of this type262.0
Missing4005 
TOTAL1329100.0
762) [2012 and 2018-19 wording, if NUMPROG is greater than four] What projects or programs have you sponsored or participated in? Programs targeting prisoners or people in trouble with the law and their families (SPRISON18)
TOTAL%
0) No program of this type named120097.3
1) Mentions at least one program of this type332.7
Missing4104 
TOTAL1233100.0
763) [1998 and 2006-07 wording] What projects or programs have you sponsored or participated in? Substance abuse programs (SSUBSTANC98)
TOTAL%
0) No program of this type named145297.2
1) Mentions at least one program of this type422.8
Missing3834 
TOTAL1494100.0
764) [1998 and 2006-07 wording] What projects or programs have you sponsored or participated in? Substance abuse programs (SSUBSTANC06)
TOTAL%
0) No program of this type named127295.6
1) Mentions at least one program of this type584.4
Missing4005 
TOTAL1330100.0
765) [2012 and 2018-19 wording, if NUMPROG is less than or equal to four] What projects or programs have you sponsored or participated in? Substance abuse programs (SSUBSTANC12)
TOTAL%
0) No program of this type named120996.3
1) Mentions at least one program of this type473.7
Missing4081 
TOTAL1256100.0
766) [2012 and 2018-19 wording, if NUMPROG is greater than four] What projects or programs have you sponsored or participated in? Substance abuse programs (SSUBSTANC18)
TOTAL%
0) No program of this type named122097.1
1) Mentions at least one program of this type372.9
Missing4081 
TOTAL1257100.0
767) [1998 and 2006-07 wording] What projects or programs have you sponsored or participated in? St. Vincent de Paul (SVDP98)
TOTAL%
0) No program of this type named122799.5
1) Mentions at least one program of this type60.5
Missing4104 
TOTAL1233100.0
768) [1998 and 2006-07 wording] What projects or programs have you sponsored or participated in? St. Vincent de Paul (SVDP06)
TOTAL%
0) No program of this type named148899.6
1) Mentions at least one program of this type60.4
Missing3834 
TOTAL1494100.0
769) [2012 and 2018-19 wording, if NUMPROG is less than or equal to four] What projects or programs have you sponsored or participated in? St. Vincent de Paul (SVDP12)
TOTAL%
0) No program of this type named132299.5
1) Mentions at least one program of this type70.5
Missing4005 
TOTAL1329100.0
770) [2012 and 2018-19 wording, if NUMPROG is greater than four] What projects or programs have you sponsored or participated in? St. Vincent de Paul (SVDP18)
TOTAL%
0) No program of this type named124799.2
1) Mentions at least one program of this type100.8
Missing4081 
TOTAL1257100.0
771) [1998 and 2006-07 wording] What projects or programs have you sponsored or participated in? Program is nowhere else classified (SOTHER98)
TOTAL%
0) No program of this type named88471.7
1) Mentions at least one program of this type34928.3
Missing4104 
TOTAL1233100.0
772) [1998 and 2006-07 wording] What projects or programs have you sponsored or participated in? Program is nowhere else classified (SOTHER06)
TOTAL%
0) No program of this type named111074.3
1) Mentions at least one program of this type38425.7
Missing3834 
TOTAL1494100.0
773) [2012 and 2018-19 wording, if NUMPROG is less than or equal to four] What projects or programs have you sponsored or participated in? Program is nowhere else classified (SOTHER12)
TOTAL%
0) No program of this type named124193.4
1) Mentions at least one program of this type886.6
Missing4005 
TOTAL1329100.0
774) [2012 and 2018-19 wording, if NUMPROG is greater than four] What projects or programs have you sponsored or participated in? Program is nowhere else classified (SOTHER18)
TOTAL%
0) No program of this type named117695.0
1) Mentions at least one program of this type625.0
Missing4110 
TOTAL1238100.0
775) For each of these please tell me whether it is a program or project completely run by your congregation, or whether it is a program that is run by or in collaboration with other groups or organizations. [ARDA Note: Please see COLLAB_12 in the survey instrument for full remarks.] (COLLAB_12)
TOTAL%
0) No27725.5
1) Yes81174.5
Missing4133 
TOTAL1088100.0
776) With what other organizations does your congregation collaborate on this program? Collaborated with business on social service projects (COLLBUS98)
TOTAL%
0) Did not mention this kind of collaborator107898.0
1) Mentioned this kind of collaborator222.0
Missing4244 
TOTAL1100100.0
777) With what other organizations does your congregation collaborate on this program? Collaborated with business on social service projects (COLLBUS06)
TOTAL%
0) Did not mention this kind of collaborator145997.4
1) Mentioned this kind of collaborator392.6
Missing3830 
TOTAL1498100.0
778) With what other organizations does your congregation collaborate on this program? Collaborated with other congregations on social service projects (COLLCONG98)
TOTAL%
0) Did not mention this kind of collaborator83876.2
1) Mentioned this kind of collaborator26223.8
Missing4244 
TOTAL1100100.0
779) With what other organizations does your congregation collaborate on this program? Collaborated with other congregations on social service projects (COLLCONG06)
TOTAL%
0) Did not mention this kind of collaborator109773.2
1) Mentioned this kind of collaborator40126.8
Missing3830 
TOTAL1498100.0
780) With what other organizations does your congregation collaborate on this program? Collaborated with a denominational organization on social service projects (COLLDEN98)
TOTAL%
0) Did not mention this kind of collaborator102893.5
1) Mentioned this kind of collaborator726.5
Missing4244 
TOTAL1100100.0
781) With what other organizations does your congregation collaborate on this program? Collaborated with a denominational organization on social service projects (COLLDEN06)
TOTAL%
0) Did not mention this kind of collaborator145797.3
1) Mentioned this kind of collaborator412.7
Missing3830 
TOTAL1498100.0
782) With what other organizations does your congregation collaborate on this program? Collaborated with government on social service projects (COLLGOVT98)
TOTAL%
0) Did not mention this kind of collaborator95887.2
1) Mentioned this kind of collaborator14112.8
Missing4244 
TOTAL1099100.0
783) With what other organizations does your congregation collaborate on this program? Collaborated with government on social service projects (COLLGOVT06)
TOTAL%
0) Did not mention this kind of collaborator137892.1
1) Mentioned this kind of collaborator1197.9
Missing3830 
TOTAL1497100.0
784) With what other organizations does your congregation collaborate on this program? Collaborated with a non-profit on social service projects (COLLNP98)
TOTAL%
0) Did not mention this kind of collaborator85978.2
1) Mentioned this kind of collaborator24021.8
Missing4244 
TOTAL1099100.0
785) With what other organizations does your congregation collaborate on this program? Collaborated with a non-profit on social service projects (COLLNP06)
TOTAL%
0) Did not mention this kind of collaborator119980.1
1) Mentioned this kind of collaborator29819.9
Missing3830 
TOTAL1497100.0
786) With what other organizations does your congregation collaborate on this program? Collaborated with another kind of organization on social service projects (COLLOTH98)
TOTAL%
0) Did not mention this kind of collaborator90482.3
1) Mentioned this kind of collaborator19517.7
Missing4244 
TOTAL1099100.0
787) With what other organizations does your congregation collaborate on this program? Collaborated with another kind of organization on social service projects (COLLOTH06)
TOTAL%
0) Did not mention this kind of collaborator134890.0
1) Mentioned this kind of collaborator15010.0
Missing3830 
TOTAL1498100.0
788) With what other organizations does your congregation collaborate on this program? Collaborated with another religious organization on social service projects (COLLREL98)
TOTAL%
0) Did not mention this kind of collaborator94786.1
1) Mentioned this kind of collaborator15313.9
Missing4244 
TOTAL1100100.0
789) With what other organizations does your congregation collaborate on this program? Collaborated with another religious organization on social service projects (COLLREL06)
TOTAL%
0) Did not mention this kind of collaborator130887.3
1) Mentioned this kind of collaborator19012.7
Missing3830 
TOTAL1498100.0
790) With what other organizations does your congregation collaborate on this program? Collaborated with an educational institution on social service projects (COLLSCHL98)
TOTAL%
0) Did not mention this kind of collaborator105295.7
1) Mentioned this kind of collaborator474.3
Missing4244 
TOTAL1099100.0
791) With what other organizations does your congregation collaborate on this program? Collaborated with an educational institution on social service projects (COLLSCHL06)
TOTAL%
0) Did not mention this kind of collaborator145397.1
1) Mentioned this kind of collaborator442.9
Missing3830 
TOTAL1497100.0
792) With what other organizations does your congregation collaborate on this program? Did not collaborate on social service projects (NOCOLL98)
TOTAL%
0) Did not mention this kind of collaborator58653.3
1) Mentioned this kind of collaborator51346.7
Missing4244 
TOTAL1099100.0
793) With what other organizations does your congregation collaborate on this program? Did not collaborate on social service projects (NOCOLL06)
TOTAL%
0) Did not mention this kind of collaborator82254.9
1) Mentioned this kind of collaborator67645.1
Missing3830 
TOTAL1498100.0
794) [Does this project or program/Do any of these projects or programs] involve collaborations with the following kinds of partners? [Does it/Do any of them] involve collaborations with: Other congregations (CLBCONG)
TOTAL%
1) Yes64365.7
2) No33534.3
Missing4250 
TOTAL978100.0
795) [Does this project or program/Do any of these projects or programs] involve collaborations with the following kinds of partners? [Does it/Do any of them] involve collaborations with: With a nonprofit service organization (CLBNP)
TOTAL%
1) Yes68169.6
2) No29730.4
Missing4254 
TOTAL978100.0
796) [Does this project or program/Do any of these projects or programs] involve collaborations with the following kinds of partners? [Does it/Do any of them] involve collaborations with: With an office or program of your own denomination or religious group (CLBDENOM)
TOTAL%
1) Yes42543.5
2) No55256.5
Missing4252 
TOTAL977100.0
797) [Does this project or program/Do any of these projects or programs] involve collaborations with the following kinds of partners? [Does it/Do any of them] involve collaborations with: With a public elementary, middle, or high school (CLBSCHL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes33233.9
2) No64666.1
Missing4251 
TOTAL978100.0
798) [Does this project or program/Do any of these projects or programs] involve collaborations with the following kinds of partners? [Does it/Do any of them] involve collaborations with: With a college or university (CLBUNIV)
TOTAL%
1) Yes10110.3
2) No87689.7
Missing4250 
TOTAL977100.0
799) [Does this project or program/Do any of these projects or programs] involve collaborations with the following kinds of partners? [Does it/Do any of them] involve collaborations with: With a business (CLBBIZ)
TOTAL%
1) Yes22222.7
2) No75477.3
Missing4255 
TOTAL976100.0
800) [Does this project or program/Do any of these projects or programs] involve collaborations with the following kinds of partners? [Does it/Do any of them] involve collaborations with: With a local, state, or federal government agency or program (CLBGOV)
TOTAL%
1) Yes28129.1
2) No68470.9
Missing4261 
TOTAL965100.0
801) [Is this project or program/Are any of these projects or programs] completely run by your congregation or do they all involve collaborations of some sort with other groups or organizations? (CLBAMNT)
TOTAL%
1) Some or all completely run by congregation50851.9
2) All involve collaboration47148.1
Missing4249 
TOTAL979100.0
802) How many are completely run by your congregation? (PGNUMB)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL53332.915.88
803) How much money, overall, did your congregation directly spend on all of these projects or programs within the past 12 months? Here, I'm asking about direct cash donations from your congregation, not counting staff time or volunteer time. Dollar amount; Remarks: If a congregation reported no social service programs (SOCLSERV=2 in 1998), PROGCOST was set at zero. (PROGCOST_98)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL53336879.9177773.73
804) How much money, overall, did your congregation directly spend on all of these projects or programs within the past 12 months? Here, I'm asking about direct cash donations from your congregation, not counting staff time or volunteer time. Dollar amount; Remarks: If a congregation reported no social service programs (SOCLSERV = 2 and SCLSERV2 = 2 in 2006-07 and 2012), PROGCOST was set at zero. (PROGCOST_06)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL53339189.7099732.52
805) How much money, overall, did your congregation directly spend on all of these projects or programs within the past 12 months? Here, I'm asking about direct cash donations from your congregation, not counting staff time or volunteer time. Dollar amount; Remarks: If a congregation reported no social service programs (SCLSERV2 = 2 in 2006-07 and 2012), PROGCOST was set at zero. (PROGCOST_12)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL533326781.27374581.54
806) How much money, overall, did your congregation directly spend on all of these projects or programs within the past 12 months? Here, I'm asking about direct cash donations from your congregation, not counting staff time or volunteer time. Dollar amount; Remarks: In 2018-19, for congregations that reported no social service programs (SCLSERV2=2 or SOCLSERV=2), PROGCOST was set at zero. (PROGCOST_18)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL533310971.3794314.21
807) Within the past 12 months, has anyone who is paid by your congregation spent more than 25 percent of their work time on one or more of these projects? [ARDA Note: Please see PRFSTAF1_98 in the survey instrument for full remarks.] (PRFSTAF1_98)
TOTAL%
1) Yes706.4
2) No103093.6
Missing4169 
TOTAL1100100.0
808) Within the past 12 months, has anyone who is paid by your congregation spent more than 25 percent of their work time on one or more of these projects? [ARDA Note: Please see PRFSTAF1_06 in the survey instrument for full remarks.] (PRFSTAF1_06)
TOTAL%
1) Yes15510.9
2) No127089.1
Missing3879 
TOTAL1425100.0
809) Within the past 12 months, has anyone who is paid by your congregation spent more than 25 percent of their work time on one or more of these projects? [ARDA Note: Please see PRFSTAF1_12 in the survey instrument for full remarks.] (PRFSTAF1_12)
TOTAL%
1) Yes18314.0
2) No112686.0
Missing4030 
TOTAL1309100.0
810) Within the past 12 months, has anyone who is paid by your congregation spent more than 25 percent of their work time on one or more of these projects? [ARDA Note: Please see PRFSTAF1_18 in the survey instrument for full remarks.] (PRFSTAF1_18)
TOTAL%
1) Yes16214.7
2) No94385.3
Missing4179 
TOTAL1105100.0
811) How many of your paid staff spent more than 25 percent of their work time on one or more of these projects? [ARDA Note: Please see PRGSTAF2_98 in the survey instrument for full remarks.] (PRGSTAF2_98)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL53330.110.85
812) Has anyone from your congregation done any volunteer work for one or more of these programs within the past 12 months? [ARDA Note: Please see PRGVOL1_98 in the survey instrument for full remarks.] (PRGVOL1_98)
TOTAL%
1) Yes63351.9
2) No58648.1
Missing4126 
TOTAL1219100.0
813) Of the regularly participating adults in your congregation, how many of them would you say did volunteer work at least once for one or more of these programs within the past 12 months? [ARDA Note: Please see PRGVOL2_98 in the survey instrument for full remarks.] (PRGVOL2_98)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL533315.0764.46
814) Has anyone from your congregation done any volunteer work for one or more of these programs within the past 12 months? [ARDA Note: Please see PRGVOL1_06 in the survey instrument for full remarks.] (PRGVOL1_06)
TOTAL%
1) Yes106971.6
2) No42528.4
Missing3839 
TOTAL1494100.0
815) Of the regularly participating adults in your congregation, how many of them would you say did volunteer work at least once for one or more of these programs within the past 12 months? [ARDA Note: Please see PRGVOL2_06 in the survey instrument for full remarks.] (PRGVOL2_06)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL533322.1776.09
816) Are any of these programs that you've mentioned supported by outside funds directly provided to your congregation by other agencies or organizations? [ARDA Note: Please see OUTFUNDS_98 in the survey instrument for full remarks.] (OUTFUNDS_98)
TOTAL%
1) Yes13110.7
2) No109489.3
Missing4116 
TOTAL1225100.0
817) Are any of these programs that you've mentioned supported by outside funds directly provided to your congregation by other agencies or organizations? [ARDA Note: Please see OUTFUNDS_06 in the survey instrument for full remarks.] (OUTFUNDS_06)
TOTAL%
1) Yes16010.7
2) No133289.3
Missing3841 
TOTAL1492100.0
818) Are any of these programs that you've mentioned supported by outside funds directly provided to your congregation by other agencies or organizations? [ARDA Note: Please see OUTFUNDS_12 in the survey instrument for full remarks.] (OUTFUNDS_12)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1178.9
2) No119391.1
Missing4029 
TOTAL1310100.0
819) Are any of these programs that you've mentioned supported by outside funds directly provided to your congregation by other agencies or organizations? [ARDA Note: Please see OUTFUNDS_18 in the survey instrument for full remarks.] (OUTFUNDS_18)
TOTAL%
1) Yes14411.7
2) No109288.3
Missing4117 
TOTAL1236100.0
820) Did any of these funds come as donations from foundations, businesses, or United Way? [ARDA Note: Please see FOUND1_98 in the survey instrument for full remarks.] (FOUND1_98)
TOTAL%
1) Yes524.3
2) No116495.7
Missing4122 
TOTAL1216100.0
821) How much did your congregation receive from foundations, businesses, or United Way in your most recent fiscal year? Dollar amount; [ARDA Note: Please see FOUND2_98 in the survey instrument for full remarks.] (FOUND2_98)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL5333354.135977.64
822) Did any of these funds come from local, state, or federal government? [ARDA Note: Please see GOVFUND1_98 in the survey instrument for full remarks.] (GOVFUND1_98)
TOTAL%
1) Yes363.0
2) No117397.0
Missing4133 
TOTAL1209100.0
823) Did any of these funds come from local, state, or federal government? [ARDA Note: Please see GOVFUND1_06 in the survey instrument for full remarks.] (GOVFUND1_06)
TOTAL%
1) Yes604.0
2) No142996.0
Missing3848 
TOTAL1489100.0
824) Did any of these funds come from local, state, or federal government? [ARDA Note: Please see GOVFUND1_12 in the survey instrument for full remarks.] (GOVFUND1_12)
TOTAL%
1) Yes211.6
2) No128998.4
Missing4030 
TOTAL1310100.0
825) Did any of these funds come from local, state, or federal government? [ARDA Note: Please see GOVFUND1_18 in the survey instrument for full remarks.] (GOVFUND1_18)
TOTAL%
1) Yes312.5
2) No120197.5
Missing4124 
TOTAL1232100.0
826) How much money did your congregation receive from the government in grants, contracts, or fees during your most recent fiscal year? Dollar amount; [ARDA Note: Please see GOVFUND2_98 in the survey instrument for full remarks.] (GOVFUND2_98)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL533394.456000.82
827) How much money did your congregation receive from the government in grants, contracts, or fees during your most recent fiscal year? Dollar amount; [ARDA Note: Please see GOVFUND2_06 in the survey instrument for full remarks.] (GOVFUND2_06)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL53332087.5162123.03
828) How much money did your congregation receive from the government in grants, contracts, or fees during your most recent fiscal year? Dollar amount; [ARDA Note: Please see GOVFUND2_12 in the survey instrument for full remarks.] (GOVFUND2_12)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL5333731.6124775.90
829) How much money did your congregation receive from the government in grants, contracts, or fees during your most recent fiscal year? Dollar amount; [ARDA Note: Please see GOVFUND2_18 in the survey instrument for full remarks.] (GOVFUND2_18)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL5333272.638419.83
830) Have you heard about legislation in Congress that would enable religious congregations to apply for public money to support their human services programs? (LEGAWARE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes27423.5
2) No89476.5
Missing4175 
TOTAL1168100.0
831) Does your congregation have a policy against receiving funds from local, state, or federal government? (POLICY)
TOTAL%
1) Yes41616.4
2) No212883.6
Missing2803 
TOTAL2544100.0
832) Do you think your congregation would apply for government money to support your human services programs if it was available? Remarks: If a congregation reported having a policy against applying for government funds (POLICY=1), APPLYGOV was set at 2. (APPLYGOV)
TOTAL%
1) Yes104043.8
2) No133556.2
Missing2937 
TOTAL2375100.0
833) Within the past two years, has your congregation applied for a grant from any government agency at the local, state, or federal level? [ARDA Note: Please see HVAPLYGV in the survey instrument for full remarks.] (HVAPLYGV)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1654.1
2) No382395.9
Missing1442 
TOTAL3988100.0
834) Does your congregation engage in any other human service projects or outreach ministries besides those you've already mentioned? (OTHPRJ)
TOTAL%
1) Yes31721.2
2) No118078.8
Missing3840 
TOTAL1497100.0
835) What are the three most important? Services for victims of rape or domestic violence (PABUSED06)
TOTAL%
0) No program of this type named149399.8
1) Mentions at least one program of this type30.2
Missing3848 
TOTAL1496100.0
836) What are the three most important? Cleaning highways or parks (PCLEAN06)
TOTAL%
0) No program of this type named149199.7
1) Mentions at least one program of this type50.3
Missing3848 
TOTAL1496100.0
837) What are the three most important? Clothing or blankets, including rummage sales (PCLOTHES06)
TOTAL%
0) No program of this type named148499.2
1) Mentions at least one program of this type120.8
Missing3848 
TOTAL1496100.0
838) What are the three most important? Specifically for college students or young adults (PCOLLEGE06)
TOTAL%
0) No program of this type named149299.7
1) Mentions at least one program of this type40.3
Missing3848 
TOTAL1496100.0
839) What are the three most important? Disaster relief (PDISASTER06)
TOTAL%
0) No program of this type named147198.3
1) Mentions at least one program of this type261.7
Missing3848 
TOTAL1497100.0
840) What are the three most important? Non-religious education (PEDUC06)
TOTAL%
0) No program of this type named146697.9
1) Mentions at least one program of this type312.1
Missing3848 
TOTAL1497100.0
841) What are the three most important? Specifically for senior citizens (PELDERLY06)
TOTAL%
0) No program of this type named146397.8
1) Mentions at least one program of this type332.2
Missing3848 
TOTAL1496100.0
842) What are the three most important? Programs focused on issues of race or ethnicity (PETHNIC06)
TOTAL%
0) No program of this type named149499.9
1) Mentions at least one program of this type20.1
Missing3848 
TOTAL1496100.0
843) What are the three most important? Feeding the hungry (PFOOD06)
TOTAL%
0) No program of this type named143395.7
1) Mentions at least one program of this type644.3
Missing3848 
TOTAL1497100.0
844) What are the three most important? Programs targeting men or women in particular (PGENDER06)
TOTAL%
0) No program of this type named147898.8
1) Mentions at least one program of this type181.2
Missing3848 
TOTAL1496100.0
845) What are the three most important? Habitat for Humanity projects (PHABITAT06)
TOTAL%
0) No program of this type named149199.6
1) Mentions at least one program of this type60.4
Missing3848 
TOTAL1497100.0
846) What are the three most important? Programs targeting physical health needs (PHEALTH06)
TOTAL%
0) No program of this type named143595.9
1) Mentions at least one program of this type624.1
Missing3848 
TOTAL1497100.0
847) What are the three most important? Programs targeting the homeless or transients (PHOMELESS06)
TOTAL%
0) No program of this type named148799.4
1) Mentions at least one program of this type90.6
Missing3848 
TOTAL1496100.0
848) What are the three most important? Home building, repair, or maintenance (PHOUSE06)
TOTAL%
0) No program of this type named146397.8
1) Mentions at least one program of this type332.2
Missing3848 
TOTAL1496100.0
849) What are the three most important? Programs directed at immigrants, migrants, or refugees (PIMMIG06)
TOTAL%
0) No program of this type named149499.8
1) Mentions at least one program of this type30.2
Missing3848 
TOTAL1497100.0
850) What are the three most important? Programs targeting people outside the United States (PINTL06)
TOTAL%
0) No program of this type named143495.8
1) Mentions at least one program of this type634.2
Missing3848 
TOTAL1497100.0
851) What are the three most important? Programs to help people obtain jobs (PJOB06)
TOTAL%
0) No program of this type named149599.9
1) Mentions at least one program of this type10.1
Missing3848 
TOTAL1496100.0
852) What are the three most important? Specifically for children or youth (PKID06)
TOTAL%
0) No program of this type named141494.5
1) Mentions at least one program of this type825.5
Missing3848 
TOTAL1496100.0
853) What are the three most important? Program is nowhere else classified (POTHER06)
TOTAL%
0) No program of this type named141594.5
1) Mentions at least one program of this type825.5
Missing3848 
TOTAL1497100.0
854) What are the three most important? Programs targeting prisoners or people in trouble with the law and their families (PPRISON06)
TOTAL%
0) No program of this type named148299.1
1) Mentions at least one program of this type140.9
Missing3848 
TOTAL1496100.0
855) What are the three most important? Programs with explicit religious content (PRELIG06)
TOTAL%
0) No program of this type named144396.5
1) Mentions at least one program of this type533.5
Missing3848 
TOTAL1496100.0
856) What are the three most important? Programs focused on crime prevention, crime victims, police and fire departments, military personnel (PSECURE06)
TOTAL%
0) No program of this type named148499.2
1) Mentions at least one program of this type120.8
Missing3848 
TOTAL1496100.0
857) What are the three most important? Substance abuse programs (PSUBSTANC06)
TOTAL%
0) No program of this type named148999.5
1) Mentions at least one program of this type70.5
Missing3848 
TOTAL1496100.0
858) What are the three most important? Providing furniture, household items, and money for rent or utilities (PSUPPHOUS06)
TOTAL%
0) No program of this type named148599.2
1) Mentions at least one program of this type120.8
Missing3848 
TOTAL1497100.0
859) What are the three most important? St. Vincent de Paul (PVDP06)
TOTAL%
0) No program of this type named149499.9
1) Mentions at least one program of this type20.1
Missing3848 
TOTAL1496100.0
860) What are the three most important? Explicit volunteering, not including Habitat for Humanity (PVOL06)
TOTAL%
0) No program of this type named148098.9
1) Mentions at least one program of this type161.1
Missing3848 
TOTAL1496100.0
861) Within the past two years, has your congregation participated in any efforts to help people respond to or recover from a natural disaster such as an earthquake, flood, tornado, or wildfire? (NDHELP)
TOTAL%
1) Yes73058.2
2) No52541.8
Missing4088 
TOTAL1255100.0
862) Thinking about your most recent response to a natural disaster, did your congregation help by raising or contributing money to support the relief effort? Remarks: This item was only asked if NDHELP = 1. If NDHELP=2, NDMONY was left missing. (NDMONY)
TOTAL%
1) Yes59882.0
2) No13118.0
Missing4439 
TOTAL729100.0
863) Did your congregation donate food, clothing, furniture, or other in-kind supplies? Remarks: This item was only asked if NDHELP =1. If NDHELP=2, NDDONAT was left missing. (NDDONAT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes41857.3
2) No31142.7
Missing4439 
TOTAL729100.0
864) Still thinking about your most recent response to a natural disaster, did your congregation provide temporary shelter or transitional housing for people affected by the disaster? Remarks: This item was only asked if NDHELP = 1. If NDHELP=2, NDSHLTR was left missing. (NDSHLTR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes537.3
2) No67492.7
Missing4439 
TOTAL727100.0
865) Did your congregation send a team to the disaster area to help with clean-up or provide other sorts of assistance? Remarks: This item was only asked if NDHELP = 1. If NDHELP=2, NDTEAM was left missing. (NDTEAM)
TOTAL%
1) Yes19727.1
2) No53072.9
Missing4440 
TOTAL727100.0
866) Does your congregation currently have any program or activity specifically intended to serve persons with HIV or AIDS? (AIDSPRGM)
TOTAL%
1) Yes805.3
2) No142194.7
Missing3831 
TOTAL1501100.0
867) Is there anyone in your congregation who has publicly acknowledged his or her infection with the virus that causes AIDS? That is, is there anyone who is openly HIV-positive? (HIVPOSTV)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1635.8
2) No264794.2
Missing2554 
TOTAL2810100.0
868) Within the past 12 months, have there been any groups or meetings or classes or events specifically focused on... Providing support, such as food, housing, personal items, or pastoral care to persons living with HIV or AIDS? (HIVSPRT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes27410.6
2) No230389.4
Missing2767 
TOTAL2577100.0
869) Within the past 12 months, have there been any groups or meetings or classes or events specifically focused on... Preventing HIV transmission, such as teaching about prevention strategies or promoting HIV testing? (HIVTEST)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1148.6
2) No121591.4
Missing4007 
TOTAL1329100.0
870) Within the past 12 months, have there been any groups or meetings or classes or events specifically focused on... Raising awareness about HIV/AIDS in other ways, such as sponsoring World AIDS Day events or participating in an AIDS walk? (HIVAWARE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes987.4
2) No123192.6
Missing4005 
TOTAL1329100.0
871) Within the past 12 months, has your congregation given financial or in-kind donations to an organization whose primary purpose is to help people living with HIV or AIDS, or to prevent HIV transmission? (HIVGIVE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1007.6
2) No122492.4
Missing4019 
TOTAL1324100.0
872) Within the past 12 months, have any visiting speakers come to your congregation to give a talk at a meeting or event or worship service? (SPEAKRS1)
TOTAL%
1) Yes423779.9
2) No106620.1
Missing32 
TOTAL5303100.0
873) How many visiting speakers have spoken to your congregation in the past 12 months? Number of speakers; Remarks: If a congregation reported no visiting speakers (SPEAKRS1=2), SPEAKRS2 was set at zero. (SPEAKRS2)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL53336.007.85
874) Were any of these visiting speakers... Clergy from other congregations? Remarks: If a congregation reported no visiting speakers (SPEAKRS1=2), SPCLERG was set at 2. (SPCLERG)
TOTAL%
1) Yes80366.0
2) No41434.0
Missing4112 
TOTAL1217100.0
875) Were any of these visiting speakers... Elected government officials? Remarks: If a congregation reported no visiting speakers (SPEAKRS1=2), SPGOV was set at 2. (SPGOV)
TOTAL%
1) Yes3576.8
2) No492793.2
Missing53 
TOTAL5284100.0
876) Were any of these visiting speakers... Academics or professors? Remarks: If a congregation reported no visiting speakers (SPEAKRS1=2), SPROF was set at 2. (SPPROF)
TOTAL%
1) Yes24019.9
2) No96680.1
Missing4123 
TOTAL1206100.0
877) Were any of these visiting speakers... Official representatives of your denomination or religious group? Remarks: If a congregation reported no visiting speakers (SPEAKRS1=2), SPSOCSRV was set at 2. (SPDENOM)
TOTAL%
1) Yes274452.0
2) No253148.0
Missing43 
TOTAL5275100.0
878) Were any of these visiting speakers... Representatives of social service organizations in your community? Remarks: If a congregation reported no visiting speakers (SPEAKRS1=2), SPSOCSRV was set at 2. (SPSOCSRV)
TOTAL%
1) Yes149528.3
2) No378671.7
Missing57 
TOTAL5281100.0
879) Were any of these visiting speakers... Missionaries? Remarks: If a congregation reported no visiting speakers (SPEAKRS1=2), SPMISS was set at 2. (SPMISS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes56446.8
2) No64053.2
Missing4118 
TOTAL1204100.0
880) Were any of these visiting speakers... Someone running for office? Remarks: If a congregation reported no visiting speakers (SPEAKRS1=2), SPCAND was set at 2. (SPCAND)
TOTAL%
1) Yes2885.4
2) No499794.6
Missing53 
TOTAL5285100.0
881) Does your congregation make any efforts to recruit new participants? (RECRUIT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes110090.2
2) No1199.8
Missing4113 
TOTAL1219100.0
882) Within the past 12 months have you done any of the following: Placed a paid ad in a newspaper? Remarks: If a congregation reported no efforts to recruit new participants (RECRUIT=2), ADVERT was set at 2. (ADVERT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes54444.8
2) No67155.2
Missing4111 
TOTAL1215100.0
883) Within the past 12 months have you done any of the following: Encouraged people already in the congregation to invite a new person? Remarks: If a congregation reported no efforts to recruit new participants (RECRUIT=2), INVITE was set at 2. (INVITE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes107687.9
2) No14812.1
Missing4107 
TOTAL1224100.0
884) Within the past 12 months have you done any of the following: Conducted or used a survey of your community? Remarks: If a congregation reported no efforts to recruit new participants (RECRUIT=2), SURVEY was set at 2. (SURVEY)
TOTAL%
1) Yes31125.6
2) No90374.4
Missing4111 
TOTAL1214100.0
885) Within the past 12 months have you done any of the following: Mailed or distributed a flyer to people in the community? Remarks: If a congregation reported no efforts to recruit new participants (RECRUIT=2), FLYER was set at 2. (FLYER)
TOTAL%
1) Yes57547.4
2) No63952.6
Missing4110 
TOTAL1214100.0
886) Within the past 12 months have you done any of the following: Followed up by phone or face-to-face with people who visit your congregation? Remarks: If a congregation reported no efforts to recruit new participants (RECRUIT=2), FOLLOWUP was set at 2. (FOLLOWUP)
TOTAL%
1) Yes96478.7
2) No26121.3
Missing4108 
TOTAL1225100.0
887) Within the past 12 months have you done any of the following: Have a special formal committee to work on recruitment? Remarks: If a congregation reported no efforts to recruit new participants (RECRUIT=2), FORMCOMM was set at 2. (FORMCOMM)
TOTAL%
1) Yes43835.8
2) No78664.2
Missing4110 
TOTAL1224100.0
888) Within the past two years, has your congregation intentionally planted or helped start any new congregations? (PLNTCONG)
TOTAL%
1) Yes23115.4
2) No127184.6
Missing3832 
TOTAL1502100.0
889) Within the past two years, has your congregation established a separate nonprofit organization to conduct human service projects or outreach ministries? (NONPRFT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes3007.4
2) No377792.6
Missing1264 
TOTAL4077100.0
890) Does your congregation use electronic mail to communicate with members? (EMAIL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes114942.1
2) No157857.9
Missing2605 
TOTAL2727100.0
891) Does your congregation have a website on the Internet? (WEBSITE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes250347.3
2) No279352.7
Missing28 
TOTAL5296100.0
892) Are recordings of any parts of your congregation's worship services available on your website? Remarks: This item was asked only if WEBSITE = 1. If a congregation reported not having a website (WEBSITE=2), WEBREC was changed to 2. (WEBREC)
TOTAL%
1) Yes39531.9
2) No84268.1
Missing4088 
TOTAL1237100.0
893) Is all of the website publicly accessible, or are there parts that are accessible only to people in your congregation? Remarks: This item was asked only if WEBSIRE = 1. If a congregation reported not having a website (WEBSITE=2), WEBPUB was left as missing. (WEBPUB)
TOTAL%
1) All Publicly Accessible79689.8
2) Parts for Congregation Only9010.2
Missing4254 
TOTAL886100.0
894) Are people able to use the website to make financial donations to your congregation? Remarks: This item was asked only if WEBSITE = 1. If a congregation reported not having a website (WEBSITE=2), WEBDON was changed to 2. (WEBDON)
TOTAL%
1) Yes45336.6
2) No78463.4
Missing4092 
TOTAL1237100.0
895) Are people able to make financial donations to your congregation using an app, credit card, or other ways of donating electronically? Remarks: This item was only asked if WEBDON=2. If a congregation reported that people were able to use the congregation website to make financial donations to the congregation (WEBDON=1), ELECDON was set to 1. (ELECDON)
TOTAL%
1) Yes60048.2
2) No64651.8
Missing4083 
TOTAL1246100.0
896) Does your congregation have a Facebook page? (FACEBOOK)
TOTAL%
1) Yes144355.8
2) No114144.2
Missing2764 
TOTAL2584100.0
897) Besides having a website or a Facebook page, does your congregation have a presence on other kinds of social media, such as Twitter or Instagram? (OTHSOCMD)
TOTAL%
1) Yes23218.7
2) No101081.3
Missing4102 
TOTAL1242100.0
898) Does your congregation make or recommend apps for people to use on their phones or tablets? (APPS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes28523.0
2) No95677.0
Missing4090 
TOTAL1241100.0
899) Does anyone on your congregation's paid staff spend more than 25 percent of their work time managing your congregation's social media presence, website, or apps? [ARDA Note: Please see SMTIME in the survey instrument for full remarks.] (SMTIME)
TOTAL%
1) Yes564.5
2) No119195.5
Missing4093 
TOTAL1247100.0
900) Is your congregation able to accept donations by credit card or electronic transfer of funds? (CCETDNTN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes17111.5
2) No132188.5
Missing3840 
TOTAL1492100.0
901) Within the past 12 months, have any people from your congregation attended meetings or served on committees of your denomination or religious group? (SRVDENOM)
TOTAL%
1) Yes180964.5
2) No99435.5
Missing2522 
TOTAL2803100.0
902) Within the past 12 months, has your congregation made use of any type of services offered by a denomination, another religious organization, or an outside consultant of any sort? (CONSULT1)
TOTAL%
1) Yes87032.0
2) No184968.0
Missing2617 
TOTAL2719100.0
903) How many times in the past 12 months did your congregation make use of such services? Remarks: If a congregation reported no use of outside consultants (CONSULT1=2), CONSULT2 was set at zero. (CONSULT2)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL53331.103.60
904) [2006-07 wording] What services did you use, beginning with the most important? First mention; [ARDA Note: Please see SERVICE1 in the survey instrument for full remarks and question wording.] (SERVICE1)
TOTAL%
1) Congregational growth414.8
2) Personnel/Staff/Leadership training12214.3
3) Financial/Management issues13115.3
4) Building/Facilities issues789.1
5) Other29734.7
6) Education/training for congregation members10211.9
7) Strategic Planning617.1
8) Computing and IT232.7
Missing4155 
TOTAL855100.0
905) What services did you use, beginning with the most important? Second mention; Remarks: This item was asked only if the congregation reported using a consultant at least once in the past 12 months (CONSULT1=1). These variables were coded from verbatim responses to SERVICE1 through SERVICE3. (SERVICE2)
TOTAL%
1) Congregational growth245.5
2) Personnel/Staff/Leadership training6615.1
3) Financial/Management issues5713.1
4) Building/Facilities issues347.8
5) Other17840.8
6) Education/training for congregation members5813.3
7) Strategic Planning163.7
8) Computing and IT30.7
Missing4693 
TOTAL436100.0
906) What services did you use, beginning with the most important? Third mention; Remarks: This item was asked only if the congregation reported using a consultant at least once in the past 12 months (CONSULT1=1). These variables were coded from verbatim responses to SERVICE1 through SERVICE3. (SERVICE3)
TOTAL%
1) Congregational growth157.9
2) Personnel/Staff/Leadership training126.3
3) Financial/Management issues2111.1
4) Building/Facilities issues136.8
5) Other10655.8
6) Education/training for congregation members147.4
7) Strategic Planning42.1
8) Computing and IT52.6
Missing5021 
TOTAL190100.0
907) Who provided these services to you? First mention; Remarks: This item was asked only if the congregation reported using a consultant at least once in the past 12 months (CONSULT1=1). These variables were coded from verbatim responses to SOURCE1 through SOURCE3. (SOURCE1)
TOTAL%
1) Private secular firm or sole practitioner (includes members)5415.3
2) Private firm or sole practitioner, religious or secular not specified308.5
4) Professor00.0
5) Clergy or evangelist82.3
7) Publishing houses, religious30.9
9) Community organizing agency10.3
11) Congregations (own denomination)41.1
12) Congregations (other denomination)20.6
13) Regional office of own denomination8022.7
15) National office of own denomination20.6
17) Office of own denomination, level unspecified8925.3
18) Office of other denomination, level unspecified61.7
19) Other religious firm, organization or sole practitioner4813.6
20) Other20.6
21) Can't tell205.7
22) Congregation, unspecified denomination10.3
23) Government employee or agency20.6
24) Accrediting officer00.0
Missing4837 
TOTAL352100.0
908) Who provided these services to you? Second mention; Remarks: This item was asked only if the congregation reported using a consultant at least once in the past 12 months (CONSULT1=1). These variables were coded from verbatim responses to SOURCE1 through SOURCE3. (SOURCE2)
TOTAL%
1) Private secular firm or sole practitioner (includes members)2715.1
2) Private firm or sole practitioner, religious or secular not specified2614.5
4) Professor31.7
5) Clergy or evangelist21.1
7) Publishing houses, religious31.7
11) Congregations (own denomination)126.7
12) Congregations (other denomination)00.0
13) Regional office of own denomination3117.3
15) National office of own denomination31.7
17) Office of own denomination, level unspecified2815.6
18) Office of other denomination, level unspecified10.6
19) Other religious firm, organization or sole practitioner3016.8
20) Other31.7
21) Can't tell84.5
22) Congregation, unspecified denomination00.0
23) Government employee or agency21.1
Missing5046 
TOTAL179100.0
909) Who provided these services to you? Third mention; Remarks: This item was asked only if the congregation reported using a consultant at least once in the past 12 months (CONSULT1=1). These variables were coded from verbatim responses to SOURCE1 through SOURCE3. (SOURCE3)
TOTAL%
1) Private secular firm or sole practitioner (includes members)1520.5
2) Private firm or sole practitioner, religious or secular not specified45.5
4) Professor00.0
5) Clergy or evangelist11.4
7) Publishing houses, religious22.7
10) IAF00.0
11) Congregations (own denomination)00.0
13) Regional office of own denomination1317.8
15) National office of own denomination11.4
17) Office of own denomination, level unspecified1520.5
18) Office of other denomination, level unspecified11.4
19) Other religious firm, organization or sole practitioner811.0
20) Other00.0
21) Can't tell1115.1
23) Government employee or agency22.7
24) Accrediting officer00.0
Missing5183 
TOTAL73100.0
910) Thinking of [SERVICE1], was this service provided by an office of your own denomination or religious group, or not? Remarks: This item was asked only if the congregation reported using a consultant at least once in the past 12 months (CONSULTANT2 is greater than or equal to one) and indicated the type of service used (SERVICE1 is not missing). (PRVDSRV1)
TOTAL%
1) Yes35073.1
2) No12926.9
Missing4685 
TOTAL479100.0
911) Thinking of [SERVICE2], was this service provided by an office of your own denomination or religious group, or not? Remarks: This item was asked only if the congregation reported using a consultant at least once in the past 12 months (CONSULTANT2 is greater than or equal to two) and indicated the type of service used (SERVICE2 is not missing). (PRVDSRV2)
TOTAL%
1) Yes18375.9
2) No5824.1
Missing4999 
TOTAL241100.0
912) Thinking of [SERVICE3], was this service provided by an office of your own denomination or religious group, or not? Remarks: This item was asked only if the congregation reported using a consultant at least once in the past 12 months (CONSULTANT2 is greater than or equal to three) and indicated the type of service used (SERVICE3 is not missing). (PRVDSRV3)
TOTAL%
1) Yes7572.8
2) No2827.2
Missing5192 
TOTAL103100.0
913) Is your congregation formally affiliated with a community organizing group, organization, or network? (CMORGGRP)
TOTAL%
1) Yes49819.5
2) No206280.5
Missing2776 
TOTAL2560100.0
914) Which one? Affiliated with known community organizing groups; Remarks: This item was asked only if the congregation reported being formally affiliated with a community organizing group, organization, or network (CMORGGRP=1). [ARDA Note: Please see KNWNGRP in the survey instrument for full remarks.] (KNWNGRP)
TOTAL%
0) No30577.0
1) Yes9123.0
Missing4758 
TOTAL396100.0
915) Which one? Affiliated with known and potential community organizing groups; Remarks: This item was asked only if the congregation reported being formally affiliated with a community organizing group, organization, or network (CMORGGRP=1). [ARDA Note: Please see KNWNPLUS in the survey instrument for full remarks.] (KNWNPLUS)
TOTAL%
0) No24661.8
1) Yes15238.2
Missing4757 
TOTAL398100.0
916) In the last 12 months, has your congregation hosted a clergyperson or preacher who lives in another country? (HOSTCLER)
TOTAL%
1) Yes39029.5
2) No93170.5
Missing4006 
TOTAL1321100.0
917) From what country? [ARDA Note: Please see HOSTCLER1 in the survey instrument for full remarks.] (HOSTCLER1)
TOTAL%
28) Antigua and Barbuda00.0
32) Argentina30.8
36) Australia10.3
40) Austria00.0
44) Bahamas10.3
56) Belgium20.5
68) Bolivia (Plurinational State of)10.3
76) Brazil102.6
84) Belize30.8
116) Cambodia20.5
124) Canada61.6
144) Sri Lanka123.2
148) Chad00.0
152) Chile10.3
156) China51.3
158) Taiwan (Province of China)174.5
170) Colombia10.3
178) Congo00.0
180) Democratic Republic of the Congo10.3
188) Costa Rica30.8
192) Cuba30.8
208) Denmark00.0
214) Dominican Republic20.5
218) Ecuador10.3
222) El Salvador71.8
231) Ethiopia10.3
232) Eritrea00.0
268) Georgia00.0
275) State of Palestine10.3
276) Germany20.5
288) Ghana30.8
300) Greece10.3
316) Guam00.0
320) Guatemala20.5
328) Guyana41.1
332) Haiti82.1
340) Honduras92.4
348) Hungary00.0
356) India348.9
360) Indonesia20.5
368) Iraq20.5
372) Ireland61.6
376) Israel51.3
380) Italy00.0
384) Côte dIvoire20.5
388) Jamaica20.5
392) Japan20.5
398) Kazakhstan00.0
404) Kenya61.6
410) Republic of Korea00.0
417) Kyrgyzstan30.8
418) Lao Peoples Democratic Republic00.0
422) Lebanon00.0
426) Lesotho00.0
430) Liberia10.3
434) Libya00.0
450) Madagascar00.0
454) Malawi10.3
466) Mali00.0
484) Mexico4411.6
498) Republic of Moldova10.3
516) Namibia00.0
524) Nepal20.5
528) Netherlands10.3
558) Nicaragua10.3
566) Nigeria92.4
578) Norway10.3
586) Pakistan10.3
598) Papua New Guinea30.8
600) Paraguay10.3
604) Peru51.3
608) Philippines92.4
616) Poland00.0
642) Romania20.5
643) Russian Federation82.1
646) Rwanda10.3
686) Senegal10.3
694) Sierra Leone10.3
702) Singapore10.3
703) Slovakia41.1
704) Vietnam10.3
710) South Africa318.2
716) Zimbabwe30.8
724) Spain20.5
729) Sudan10.3
748) Swaziland00.0
764) Thailand10.3
780) Trinidad and Tobago133.4
800) Uganda92.4
804) Ukraine10.3
818) Egypt20.5
826) United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland41.1
834) United Republic of Tanzania30.8
854) Burkina Faso00.0
858) Uruguay10.3
862) Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)00.0
887) Yemen10.3
894) Zambia00.0
10001) Africa, country not specified287.4
10002) South America, country not specified30.8
10003) Central America, country not specified00.0
10004) Caribbean, country not specified00.0
10010) Other, country not specified10.3
Missing4705 
TOTAL380100.0
918) Does your congregation send money directly to any congregation outside the United States? (SENDMONY)
TOTAL%
1) Yes24818.6
2) No108281.4
Missing4006 
TOTAL1330100.0
919) In what country is that congregation? First mention; Remarks: This item was asked only if the congregation reported sending money to another congregation outside the United States (SENDMONY=1). (SNDMONY1)
TOTAL%
4) Afghanistan10.4
28) Antigua and Barbuda00.0
32) Argentina10.4
36) Australia00.0
44) Bahamas00.0
51) Armenia10.4
68) Bolivia (Plurinational State of)00.0
76) Brazil10.4
84) Belize10.4
104) Myanmar10.4
108) Burundi00.0
112) Belarus00.0
116) Cambodia10.4
120) Cameroon00.0
124) Canada10.4
140) Central African Republic00.0
144) Sri Lanka00.0
152) Chile00.0
156) China41.7
170) Colombia10.4
178) Congo00.0
180) Congo (the Democratic Republic of the)10.4
188) Costa Rica10.4
192) Cuba31.2
214) Dominican Republic10.4
218) Ecuador31.2
222) El Salvador20.8
231) Ethiopia31.2
250) France00.0
276) Germany10.4
288) Ghana10.4
300) Greece10.4
308) Grenada10.4
320) Guatemala20.8
332) Haiti166.6
340) Honduras72.9
356) India166.6
360) Indonesia00.0
376) Israel62.5
380) Italy145.8
388) Jamaica00.0
392) Japan52.1
404) Kenya93.7
410) Republic of Korea (South Korea)00.0
422) Lebanon00.0
430) Liberia10.4
434) Libya00.0
454) Malawi20.8
466) Mali00.0
484) Mexico3213.2
524) Nepal10.4
558) Nicaragua10.4
566) Nigeria62.5
591) Panama00.0
598) Papua New Guinea10.4
600) Paraguay10.4
604) Peru52.1
608) Philippines20.8
624) Guinea-Bissau10.4
630) Puerto Rico20.8
642) Romania10.4
643) Russian Federation (the)72.9
686) Senegal00.0
702) Singapore10.4
703) Slovakia00.0
704) Vietnam00.0
710) South Africa52.1
716) Zimbabwe31.2
728) South Sudan00.0
729) Sudan31.2
764) Thailand10.4
780) Trinidad and Tobago20.8
792) Turkey00.0
800) Uganda20.8
804) Ukraine10.4
826) United Kingdom00.0
834) Tanzania (United Republic of)20.8
862) Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)00.0
894) Zambia10.4
10001) Africa, country not specified4920.2
10002) South America, country not specified00.0
10004) Caribbean, country not specified00.0
10005) Latin America, country not specified00.0
10006) Asia, country not specified00.0
10007) Europe, country not specified10.4
10010) Other, country not specified20.8
Missing4951 
TOTAL242100.0
920) In what country is that congregation? Second mention; Remarks: This item was asked only if the congregation reported sending money to another congregation outside the United States (SENDMONY=1). (SNDMONY2)
TOTAL%
40) Austria00.0
44) Bahamas00.0
76) Brazil54.8
84) Belize00.0
104) Myanmar00.0
116) Cambodia00.0
120) Cameroon00.0
124) Canada00.0
144) Sri Lanka1110.6
152) Chile32.9
156) China00.0
170) Colombia00.0
188) Costa Rica21.9
214) Dominican Republic21.9
218) Ecuador32.9
222) El Salvador11.0
231) Ethiopia00.0
242) Fiji76.7
275) Palestine (State of)11.0
276) Germany11.0
300) Greece00.0
320) Guatemala11.0
324) Guinea00.0
332) Haiti43.8
340) Honduras11.0
348) Hungary00.0
356) India54.8
360) Indonesia11.0
380) Italy00.0
384) Côte d'Ivoire00.0
388) Jamaica32.9
392) Japan00.0
404) Kenya11.0
408) Democratic People's Republic of Korea00.0
410) Republic of Korea (South Korea)00.0
430) Liberia11.0
440) Lithuania00.0
484) Mexico2120.2
524) Nepal00.0
558) Nicaragua11.0
566) Nigeria21.9
586) Pakistan00.0
598) Papua New Guinea00.0
604) Peru00.0
608) Philippines11.0
642) Romania11.0
643) Russian Federation (the)43.8
704) Vietnam21.9
710) South Africa21.9
716) Zimbabwe11.0
729) Sudan11.0
740) Suriname11.0
748) Swaziland00.0
764) Thailand00.0
768) Togo00.0
780) Trinidad and Tobago00.0
792) Turkey11.0
800) Uganda11.0
804) Ukraine00.0
826) United Kingdom00.0
834) Tanzania (United Republic of)00.0
894) Zambia11.0
10001) Africa, country not specified76.7
10002) South America, country not specified00.0
10003) Central America, country not specified00.0
10004) Caribbean, country not specified00.0
10006) Asia, country not specified11.0
10007) Europe, country not specified32.9
10010) Other, country not specified00.0
Missing5146 
TOTAL104100.0
921) In what country is that congregation? Third mention; Remarks: This item was asked only if the congregation reported sending money to another congregation outside the United States (SENDMONY=1). (SNDMONY3)
TOTAL%
32) Argentina00.0
76) Brazil00.0
84) Belize00.0
120) Cameroon12.5
124) Canada00.0
156) China12.5
214) Dominican Republic00.0
222) El Salvador00.0
242) Fiji00.0
250) France1435.0
276) Germany00.0
288) Ghana00.0
320) Guatemala00.0
332) Haiti25.0
340) Honduras37.5
356) India12.5
376) Israel00.0
388) Jamaica12.5
392) Japan25.0
404) Kenya12.5
422) Lebanon00.0
426) Lesotho12.5
484) Mexico12.5
496) Mongolia00.0
498) Moldova (the Republic of)00.0
524) Nepal00.0
528) Netherlands (the)00.0
558) Nicaragua00.0
586) Pakistan12.5
604) Peru00.0
608) Philippines37.5
643) Russian Federation (the)00.0
710) South Africa00.0
724) Spain12.5
764) Thailand12.5
768) Togo00.0
792) Turkey12.5
800) Uganda00.0
804) Ukraine00.0
826) United Kingdom00.0
10001) Africa, country not specified12.5
10002) South America, country not specified12.5
10006) Asia, country not specified25.0
10010) Other, country not specified12.5
Missing5235 
TOTAL40100.0
922) Does your congregation operate with a formal, written annual budget? (BUDGET)
TOTAL%
1) Yes392875.1
2) No129924.9
Missing87 
TOTAL5227100.0
923) What is the total amount of money your congregation received in income from all sources during your most recent fiscal year? Dollar amount (INCOME)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL5333282915.911201512.86
924) Of this amount, how much came from individuals' donations, dues, or contributions? Dollar amount; Remarks: If a congregation reported zero income (INCOME=0), INCIND was set at zero. (INCIND)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL5333245880.821078499.98
925) [2018-19 wording] What was your congregation's income from all sources two fiscal years ago, that is, 2016? Dollar amount; [ARDA Note: Please see INC2YA in the survey instrument for full question wording.] (INC2YA)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL5333347803.961412181.79
926) Is your congregation's current income greater than, less than, or the same as your congregation's income from all sources two fiscal years ago? Remarks: This item was asked only if the respondent didn't report a dollar amount for INC2YA. (INC2YA1)
TOTAL%
1) Greater than28337.7
2) The same21228.2
3) Less than25634.1
Missing4709 
TOTAL751100.0
927) Has your congregation held a capital campaign in the last five years? (CAPCPGN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes25819.5
2) No106280.5
Missing4011 
TOTAL1320100.0
928) How much did your capital campaign raise in the last five years? Dollar amount; Remarks: If a congregation did not hold a capital campaign in the last five years (CAPCPGN=2), CAPCPGN1 was set at zero. (CAPCPGN1)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL533398812.24782188.45
929) Does your congregation have a mortgage, loan, or other outstanding debt? (CONGDEBT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes33425.5
2) No97674.5
Missing4020 
TOTAL1310100.0
930) What is the current balance on that debt? Dollar amount; Remarks: If a congregation reported no outstanding debt (CONGDEBT=2), CNGDEBT1 was set at zero. (CNGDEBT1)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL5333135817.591611974.78
931) [2012 and 2018-19 wording] During your most recent fiscal year, did your congregation receive any income from the rent of your building or property? [ARDA Note: Please see INCBLDG1 in the survey instrument for full remarks and question wording.] (INCBLDG1)
TOTAL%
1) Yes58322.5
2) No200677.5
Missing2722 
TOTAL2589100.0
932) [2012 and 2018-19 wording] During your most recent fiscal year, did your congregation receive any income from the rent of your building or property? [ARDA Note: Please see RENTBLDG in the survey instrument for full remarks and question wording.] (RENTBLDG)
TOTAL%
1) Yes65427.8
2) No169772.2
Missing2907 
TOTAL2351100.0
933) How much? Dollar amount; Remarks: If a congregation reported no income from their building (INCBLDG1=2 in 1998 and 2006-07; RENTBLDG=2 in 2012 and 2018-19), INCBLDG2 (1998 and 2006-07) or RNTBLDG1 (2012 and 2018-19) was set at zero. See also remarks for INCBLDG1 and RENTBLDG. (INCBLDG2)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL53334235.0250910.57
934) How much? Dollar amount; Remarks: If a congregation reported no income from their building (INCBLDG1=2 in 1998 and 2006-07; RENTBLDG=2 in 2012 and 2018-19), INCBLDG2 (1998 and 2006-07) or RNTBLDG1 (2012 and 2018-19) was set at zero. See also remarks for INCBLDG1 and RENTBLDG. (RNTBLDG1)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL53334795.2739983.34
935) During your most recent fiscal year, did your congregation receive any income from your denomination or religious group? (INCDEN1)
TOTAL%
1) Yes13211.1
2) No106188.9
Missing4157 
TOTAL1193100.0
936) How much? Dollar amount; Remarks: If a congregation reported no income from their denomination (INCDEN1=2), INCDEN2 was set at zero. (INCDEN2)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL53331221.0815883.75
937) What was your total congregational budget for the most recent fiscal year - the total amount that your congregation spent for all purposes, including standard operating costs, salaries, money sent to your denomination or other religious organizations, and all other purposes? Dollar amount (SPEND)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL5333249871.291081501.47
938) [2018-19 wording] In your most recent fiscal year, did your congregation give any money to your denomination, diocese, or convention? [ARDA Note: Please see SPNDDEN1 in the survey instrument for full remarks and question wording.] (SPNDDEN1)
TOTAL%
1) Yes354469.7
2) No153930.3
Missing239 
TOTAL5083100.0
939) How much? Dollar amount; Remarks: If a congregation reported not giving any money to their denomination (SPNDDEN1=2), SPNDDEN2 was set at zero. (SPNDDEN2)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL533316641.74119275.76
940) In the most recent fiscal year, did your congregation give any money to any other religious organizations or agencies, whether or not they are affiliated with your denomination? (SPNDREL1)
TOTAL%
1) Yes60351.3
2) No57248.7
Missing4165 
TOTAL1175100.0
941) How much? Dollar amount; Remarks: If a congregation did not give money to any religious organizations (SPNDREL1=2), SPNDREL2 was set at zero. (SPNDREL2)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL53332997.4415934.12
942) Does your congregation have an endowment, savings account, or other reserve fund? (ENDOW)
TOTAL%
1) Yes306260.9
2) No196739.1
Missing319 
TOTAL5029100.0
943) Do you have more than one such account or fund? Remarks: This item is only asked if ENDOW = 1. If ENDOW=2, ENDOWONE was set at 2. (ENDOWONE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes39833.7
2) No78266.3
Missing4212 
TOTAL1180100.0
944) How much is in it? Dollar amount; Remarks: If a congregation did not have an endowment, savings account or other reserve fund (ENDOW=2), ENDOWAMT was set at zero. [ARDA Note: Please see ENDOWAMT in the survey instrument for full remarks.] (ENDOWAMT)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL5333132779.221181305.43
945) Has your congregation filed with the Internal Revenue Service for its own official 501(c)(3) status? (IRS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, only through denomination32829.7
2) Yes, on our own47142.7
3) No30427.6
Missing4252 
TOTAL1103100.0
946) In the past 12 months, has your congregation tried to obtain any sort of permit or license from a government authority or office? (PERMIT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes20516.9
2) No100583.1
Missing4131 
TOTAL1210100.0
947) For what purpose did you need this permit or license? Remarks: This item was asked only if a congregation reported trying to obtain a permit or license (PERMIT=1), and generated a set of verbatim responses that are coded in PERMPURP. (PERMPURP)
TOTAL%
1) Kitchen63.0
2) Building/Remodeling6935.0
3) Liquor License21.0
4) Day Care License73.6
5) Bingo/Gambling/Raffle License199.6
6) Signage/Statue136.6
7) Burning21.0
8) Festival/Bazaar63.0
9) Parade/March31.5
10) Boiler52.5
11) Mailing73.6
12) Zoning21.0
13) Tax Exemption157.6
15) Food License126.1
16) Worker's Compensation21.0
17) Soup Kitchen10.5
18) Fire Department10.5
19) Rezoning21.0
20) Expand Cemetery10.5
21) Vehicle License21.0
22) School Registration00.0
23) Build Houses00.0
24) Handicapped License10.5
25) Health Permit42.0
26) Visa10.5
27) Elevator00.0
28) Resale Permit94.6
29) Historic Site Status31.5
30) Radio Station21.0
Missing4920 
TOTAL197100.0
948) What was the outcome of your effort to obtain the necessary permit or form? Remarks: This item was asked only if a congregation reported trying to obtain a permit or license (PERMIT=1). (GETPERM1)
TOTAL%
1) Permit or license was granted18691.6
2) Permit or license was refused21.0
4) Application process is ongoing136.4
5) Other21.0
Missing4909 
TOTAL203100.0
949) Thinking of the [NUMBER FROM NUMADLTS] regular adult participants in your congregation, about what percent would you say are new to this congregation in the past year? That is, how many have become involved since [month/last year]? Percent of regular adult participants; Remarks: If an informant replied with an absolute number rather than a percent, we calculated a percent for NEWPCT. (NEWPCT)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL533317.7219.85
950) Thinking again of these [NUMBER FROM NUMADLTS] regular adult participants, what percent would you say are female? Remarks: If an informant replied with an absolute number rather than a percent, we calculated a percent for FEMPCT. (FEMPCT)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL533361.1713.73
951) About what percentage would you say have four-year degrees or more? Percent of regular adult participants; Remarks: If an informant replied with an absolute number rather than a percent, we calculated a percent for BAPCT. (BAPCT)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL533331.0327.19
952) About what percentage of the regular adult participants have less than a high school diploma? Percent of regular adult participants; Remarks: If an informant replied with an absolute number rather than a percent, we calculated a percent for NODIPPCT. (NODIPPCT)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL533314.1221.69
953) Of the regular adult participants, about what percentage would you say are over 60 years old? Percent of regular adult participants; Remarks: If an informant replied with an absolute number rather than a percent, we calculated a percent for GT60PCT. (GT60PCT)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL533335.7224.89
954) What percentage of the regular adult participants would you say are under 35 years old? Percent of regular adult participants; Remarks: If an informant replied with an absolute number rather than a percent, we calculated a percent for LT35PCT. (LT35PCT)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL533325.9418.95
955) Still thinking about the [NUMBER FROM NUMADLTS] regular adult participants, what percentage would you say live within a ten minute walk of the place where you meet? Percent of regular adult participants; Remarks: If an informant replied with an absolute number rather than a percent, we calculated a percent for SHRTWPCT. (SHRTWPCT)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL533316.8121.10
956) What percent would you say live within a ten minute drive of the place where you meet? Percent of regular adult participants; Remarks: If an informant replied with an absolute number rather than a percent, we calculated a percent for SHRTDPCT. (SHRTDPCT)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL533358.0931.06
957) What percent live more than a 30-minute drive away? Percent of regular adult participants; Remarks: If an informant replied with an absolute number rather than a percent, we calculated a percent for LONGDPCT. (LONGDPCT)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL533313.9221.45
958) [2006-07 wording] Still thinking about the [NUMBER FROM NUMADLTS] regular adult participants, what percent would you say live in households with income under $25,000 a year? Percent of regular adult participants; [ARDA Note: Please see POORPCT1 in the survey instrument for full remarks and question wording.] (POORPCT1)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL533332.7830.08
959) Still thinking about the [NUMBER FROM NUMADLTS] regular adult participants, what percent would you say live in households with income under $35,000 a year? Percent of regular adult participants; [ARDA Note: Please see POORPCT2 in the survey instrument for full remarks.] (POORPCT2)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL533333.0628.39
960) What percent would you say live in households with income higher than $100,000 a year? Percent of regular adult participants; Remarks: If an informant replied with an absolute number rather than a percent, we calculated a percent for RICHPCT1. [ARDA Note: Please see RICHPCT1 in the survey instrument for full remarks.] (RICHPCT1)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL53336.6313.31
961) What percent would you say live in households with income higher than $140,000 a year? Percent of regular adult participants; Remarks: If an informant replied with an absolute number rather than a percent, we calculated a percent for RICHPCT2. See also remarks for RICHPCT1. (RICHPCT2)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL53338.2814.46
962) What percent would you say own their own store or business? Percent of regular adult participants; Remarks: If an informant replied with an absolute number rather than a percent, we calculated a percent for OWNPCT. (OWNPCT)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL53339.4715.02
963) What percent of the regular adult participants in your congregation are white and non-Hispanic? Percent of regular adult participants; Remarks: If an informant replied with an absolute number rather than a percent, we calculated a percent for WHITEPCT. (WHITEPCT)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL533364.7342.32
964) What percent are Black or African American? Percent of regular adult participants; Remarks: If an informant replied with an absolute number rather than a percent, we calculated a percent for BLACKPCT. (BLACKPCT)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL533323.8038.92
965) Hispanic or Latino? Percent of regular adult participants; Remarks: If an informant replied with an absolute number rather than a percent, we calculated a percent for LATINPCT. (LATINPCT)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL53336.3718.67
966) What is the largest specific Hispanic ethnicity in your congregation? [ARDA Note: Please see HISPETH in the survey instrument for full remarks.] (HISPETH)
TOTAL%
1) Argentinian30.7
2) Brazilian30.7
4) Colombian40.9
6) Cuban102.2
7) Ecuadoran10.2
8) Salvadoran153.3
9) Guatemalan122.7
11) Honduran30.7
12) Mexican26258.4
13) Mexican-American255.6
14) Panamanian102.2
15) Peruvian00.0
16) Puerto Rican398.7
17) Central American224.9
18) Chicano30.7
19) Hispanic10.2
20) Latino00.0
21) South American194.2
22) Latin American00.0
33) Filipino30.7
50) Dominican30.7
52) Haitian00.0
53) Jamaican10.2
55) Samoan00.0
59) Caribbean00.0
72) Spanish10.2
93) Native American / American Indian10.2
110) American30.7
113) Mixed / Diverse20.4
114) Other, too vague30.7
Missing4601 
TOTAL449100.0
967) Asian or Pacific Islander? Percent of regular adult participants; Remarks: If an informant replied with an absolute number rather than a percent, we calculated a percent for ASIANPCT. (ASIANPCT)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL53333.0813.51
968) American Indian? Percent of regular adult participants; Remarks: If an informant replied with an absolute number rather than a percent, we calculated a percent for AMINDPCT. (AMINDPCT)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL53331.127.52
969) What percent are an ethnicity other than the ones I've mentioned? Percent of regular adult participants; Remarks: If an informant replied with an absolute number rather than a percent, we calculated a percent for OTHPCT. (OTHPCT)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL53333.0114.46
970) Any other ethnic groups? (OTHRGRP)
TOTAL%
1) Yes13211.7
2) No99488.3
Missing4198 
TOTAL1126100.0
971) Specify: First mention; Remarks: If congregations reported having other ethnic groups (OTHRGRP=1), they were asked to specify the three largest groups in ETHNIC1 through ETHNIC3. This item generated verbatim responses that were coded for ETHNIC1-ETHNIC3. (ETHNIC1)
TOTAL%
1) Latin American109.3
2) Asian76.5
3) African32.8
4) Middle Eastern109.3
5) Pacific Islander21.9
6) Native American6560.2
7) European43.7
8) Eastern European43.7
9) North American32.8
Missing5152 
TOTAL108100.0
972) Specify: Second mention; Remarks: If congregations reported having other ethnic groups (OTHRGRP=1), they were asked to specify the three largest groups in ETHNIC1 through ETHNIC3. This item generated verbatim responses that were coded for ETHNIC1-ETHNIC3. (ETHNIC2)
TOTAL%
1) Latin American627.3
2) Asian29.1
3) African418.2
4) Middle Eastern14.5
5) Pacific Islander00.0
6) Native American14.5
7) European522.7
8) Eastern European313.6
Missing5282 
TOTAL22100.0
973) Specify: Third mention; Remarks: If congregations reported having other ethnic groups (OTHRGRP=1), they were asked to specify the three largest groups in ETHNIC1 through ETHNIC3. This item generated verbatim responses that were coded for ETHNIC1-ETHNIC3. (ETHNIC3)
TOTAL%
1) Latin American440.0
2) Asian00.0
3) African110.0
4) Middle Eastern110.0
5) Pacific Islander110.0
7) European110.0
8) Eastern European110.0
9) North American110.0
10) Mixed- Diverse00.0
Missing5309 
TOTAL10100.0
974) Of the [NUMBER FROM NUMADLTS] regular adult participants in your congregation, what percent would you say have come to the United States within the past five years? Percent of regular adult participants; Remarks: If an informant replied with an absolute number rather than a percent, we calculated a percent for IMMPCT. (IMMPCT)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL53332.249.62
975) What is the country of origin of the largest specific immigrant group in your congregation? [ARDA Note: Please see IMMETH in the survey instrument for full remarks.] (IMMETH)
TOTAL%
8) Albania00.0
32) Argentina20.9
51) Armenia10.4
76) Brazil00.0
104) Myanmar20.9
124) Canada10.4
156) China114.8
170) Colombia31.3
178) Congo10.4
192) Cuba52.2
214) Dominican Republic00.0
218) Ecuador10.4
222) El Salvador93.9
250) France00.0
276) Germany83.5
288) Ghana00.0
300) Greece20.9
308) Grenada00.0
320) Guatemala52.2
328) Guyana10.4
332) Haiti10.4
340) Honduras31.3
356) India62.6
364) Iran (Islamic Republic of)20.9
368) Iraq10.4
372) Ireland10.4
376) Israel20.9
380) Italy00.0
388) Jamaica104.3
404) Kenya10.4
410) Republic of Korea (South Korea)41.7
418) Lao People's Democratic Republic (the)00.0
430) Liberia10.4
440) Lithuania00.0
458) Malaysia00.0
484) Mexico6327.4
566) Nigeria31.3
583) Micronesia (Federated States of)31.3
586) Pakistan00.0
591) Panama00.0
608) Philippines104.3
616) Poland10.4
620) Portugal00.0
630) Puerto Rico41.7
642) Romania10.4
643) Russian Federation (the)20.9
706) Somalia00.0
710) South Africa41.7
716) Zimbabwe41.7
752) Sweden10.4
764) Thailand00.0
776) Tonga20.9
800) Uganda62.6
804) Ukraine10.4
818) Egypt10.4
826) United Kingdom10.4
882) Samoa00.0
887) Yemen10.4
10001) Africa, country not specified114.8
10002) South America, country not specified167.0
10003) Central America, country not specified31.3
10004) Caribbean, country not specified10.4
10005) Latin America, country not specified20.9
10006) Asia, country not specified41.7
10007) Europe, country not specified00.0
10010) Other, country not specified10.4
Missing4800 
TOTAL230100.0
976) Of the regular adult participants in your congregation, about what percent live in households in which there are two married adults with children living at home? Percent of regular adult participants; [ARDA Note: Please see TFAMPCT in the survey instrument for full remarks.] (TFAMPCT)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL533338.3927.73
977) What percent live in households in which there are children with just one parent? Percent of regular adult participants; Remarks: If an informant replied with an absolute number rather than a percent, we calculated a percent for SPARPCT. (SPARPCT)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL533310.8815.09
978) Of the [NUMBER FROM NUMADLTS] regularly participating adults, how many would you say have served in some sort of leadership role in this congregation - such as chairing a committee, serving as an officer, teaching a class, or other leadership roles - within the past 12 months? Percent of regular adult participants (LEADPCT)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL533339.6039.25
979) How many only attend services without participating in any other way in the congregation's life? Percent of regular adult participants; Remarks: If an informant replied with an absolute number rather than a percent, we calculated a percent for ONLYPCT. (ONLYPCT)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL533336.6126.10
980) Of these [NUMBER FROM LEADPCT] people who have served in leadership roles in the past 12 months, how many of them are male and how many are female? Number of males; Remarks: If a congregation reported no people serving as leaders, MALELEAD and FEMLEAD were set at zero. (MALELEAD)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL533316.2631.10
981) Of these [NUMBER FROM LEADPCT] people who have served in leadership roles in the past 12 months, how many of them are male and how many are female? Number of females; Remarks: If a congregation reported no people serving as leaders, MALELEAD and FEMLEAD were set at zero. (FEMLEAD)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL533319.1643.12
982) How many regular adult participants in your congregation are openly gay or lesbian? Percent of regular adult participants; Remarks: If an informant replied with an absolute number rather than a percent, we calculated a percent for GAYPCT. (GAYPCT)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL53331.919.14
983) How many are unemployed, that is, involuntarily out of work? Percent of regular adult participants; Remarks: If an informant replied with an absolute number rather than a percent, we calculated a percent for UNEMPCT. (UNEMPCT)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL53336.9512.95
984) Have any official congregational committees or boards met in the past 12 months? (COMMITTEE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes106587.7
2) No15012.3
Missing4121 
TOTAL1215100.0
985) How many committees have met in the past 12 months? Number of committees; Remarks: If a congregation reported no committees meeting in the past 12 months (COMMITTEE=2), NUMCOMM was set at zero. (NUMCOMM)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL53335.5210.15
986) Is there one committee that is the most important governing body or coordinating committee in your congregation? (MAINCOMM)
TOTAL%
1) Yes98582.2
2) No21417.8
Missing4121 
TOTAL1199100.0
987) How many people are currently on it? Number of persons; Remarks: If a congregation reported no main committee (MAINCOMM=2), MAINSIZE was set at zero. (MAINSIZE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL53339.1713.96
988) How many of the people currently on it are male and how many are female? Number of males; Remarks: If a congregation reported no main committee (MAINCOMM=2), MAINMALE and MAINFEM were set at zero. (MAINMALE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL53335.226.52
989) How many of the people currently on it are male and how many are female? Number of females; Remarks: If a congregation reported no main committee (MAINCOMM=2), MAINMALE and MAINFEM were set at zero. (MAINFEM)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL53333.737.37
990) Does your congregation have any special rules or norms regarding what people should eat? (DIET)
TOTAL%
1) Yes937.6
2) No113292.4
Missing4109 
TOTAL1225100.0
991) Does your congregation have any special rules or norms regarding dancing? (DANCING)
TOTAL%
1) Yes25320.6
2) No97379.4
Missing4107 
TOTAL1226100.0
992) Does your congregation prohibit smoking tobacco? (SMOKING)
TOTAL%
1) Yes32526.5
2) No90173.5
Missing4107 
TOTAL1226100.0
993) Does your congregation have any special rules or norms regarding what sorts of groups outside the congregation people can join? (JOINING)
TOTAL%
1) Yes24420.0
2) No97380.0
Missing4114 
TOTAL1217100.0
994) Does your congregation prohibit the use of alcohol? (ALCOHOL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes51342.0
2) No70958.0
Missing4110 
TOTAL1222100.0
995) Does your congregation have any special rules or norms regarding how much money people give to the congregation? (GIVING)
TOTAL%
1) Yes25020.5
2) No97179.5
Missing4113 
TOTAL1221100.0
996) Does your congregation have any special rules or norms about who single people date or become romantically involved with? (DATING)
TOTAL%
1) Yes22318.3
2) No99881.7
Missing4111 
TOTAL1221100.0
997) Does your congregation have any special rules or norms regarding cohabitation of unmarried adults? (COHABIT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes65553.8
2) No56246.2
Missing4115 
TOTAL1217100.0
998) Does your congregation have any special rules or norms concerning homosexual behavior? (HOMOSEX)
TOTAL%
1) Yes71759.0
2) No49941.0
Missing4123 
TOTAL1216100.0
999) Would the following types of people be permitted to be full-fledged members of your congregation: Someone who drinks alcohol in moderation? (MBRALCMD)
TOTAL%
1) Yes213777.6
2) No54819.9
3) Don't know682.5
Missing2588 
TOTAL2753100.0
1000) Would the following types of people be permitted to be full-fledged members of your congregation: An unmarried couple who live together? (MBRCOHBT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes166560.4
2) No96034.8
3) Don't know1314.8
Missing2588 
TOTAL2756100.0
1001) Would the following types of people be permitted to be full-fledged members of your congregation: Someone who publicly supported a woman's right to choose with regard to abortion? (MBRRCHSE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes88859.2
2) No43629.0
3) Don't know17711.8
Missing3835 
TOTAL1501100.0
1002) Would the following types of people be permitted to be full-fledged members of your congregation: Someone who publicly supported a right-to-life position on abortion? (MBRRLIFE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes128985.9
2) No1228.1
3) Don't know895.9
Missing3838 
TOTAL1500100.0
1003) [2012 wording] Would an openly gay or lesbian couple in a committed relationship be permitted to be full-fledged members of yo