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Effective Christian Education, A National Study of Protestant Congregations, 1991 - Leadership - Codebook

All frequencies are raw numbers (no weights used).

1) Type of Respondent (WHO)
 TOTAL%
1) Pastor51711.7
2) Teacher346678.2
3) Coordinator44910.1
Total4432100.0
2) Denomination (DENOM)
 TOTAL%
1) Disciples of Christ75717.1
2) Evangelical Lutheran Church in America95021.4
3) Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)78017.6
4) Southern Baptist Convention52811.9
5) United Church of Christ74716.9
6) United Methodist Church67015.1
Total4432100.0
3) Congregation ID (CID)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total44323,409.261,707.67
4) Respondent ID (SERID)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total44325,628.923,210.85
5) How much emphasis do you think your church puts on the following - Involving members in helping people in your town or city. (EMPHELP)
 TOTAL%
1) No emphasis1102.5
2) Small emphasis85819.5
3) Some emphasis194844.3
4) Strong emphasis113525.8
5) Very strong emphasis3467.9
Missing35
Total4397100.0
6) How much emphasis do you think your church puts on the following - Supporting missionary work. (EMPMISSN)
 TOTAL%
1) No emphasis1343.0
2) Small emphasis76517.4
3) Some emphasis163637.2
4) Strong emphasis137131.2
5) Very strong emphasis49211.2
Missing34
Total4398100.0
7) How much emphasis do you think your church puts on the following - Teaching the Bible. (EMPBIBLE)
 TOTAL%
1) No emphasis390.9
2) Small emphasis3548.1
3) Some emphasis125728.7
4) Strong emphasis168938.6
5) Very strong emphasis104023.7
Missing53
Total4379100.0
8) How much emphasis do you think your church puts on the following - Supporting members in times of personal crisis. (EMPMBRS)
 TOTAL%
1) No emphasis461.0
2) Small emphasis2084.7
3) Some emphasis76417.4
4) Strong emphasis179740.8
5) Very strong emphasis158736.1
Missing30
Total4402100.0
9) How much emphasis do you think your church puts on the following - Speaking out against the sin and evil in the world. (EMPNOSIN)
 TOTAL%
1) No emphasis2445.6
2) Small emphasis109525.0
3) Some emphasis174939.9
4) Strong emphasis92021.0
5) Very strong emphasis3808.7
Missing44
Total4388100.0
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10) How much emphasis do you think your church puts on the following - Providing members with love, support, and friendship. (EMPPROV)
 TOTAL%
1) No emphasis461.0
2) Small emphasis2014.6
3) Some emphasis92621.0
4) Strong emphasis183341.6
5) Very strong emphasis139831.7
Missing28
Total4404100.0
11) How much emphasis do you think your church puts on the following - Reaching out to the poor and hungry. (EMPREACH)
 TOTAL%
1) No emphasis621.4
2) Small emphasis62114.1
3) Some emphasis173039.4
4) Strong emphasis149334.0
5) Very strong emphasis48311.0
Missing43
Total4389100.0
12) How much emphasis do you think your church puts on the following - Encouraging personal commitment to Jesus. (EMPJESUS)
 TOTAL%
1) No emphasis1052.4
2) Small emphasis67515.4
3) Some emphasis150034.2
4) Strong emphasis137831.4
5) Very strong emphasis72416.5
Missing50
Total4382100.0
13) How much emphasis do you think your church puts on the following - Bringing the Gospel to people outside the church. (EMPGOSPL)
 TOTAL%
1) No emphasis3708.4
2) Small emphasis154335.2
3) Some emphasis161937.0
4) Strong emphasis66315.1
5) Very strong emphasis1864.2
Missing51
Total4381100.0
14) How much emphasis do you think your church puts on the following - Providing meaningful and uplifting worship experiences. (EMPWRSHP)
 TOTAL%
1) No emphasis661.5
2) Small emphasis3067.0
3) Some emphasis110225.1
4) Strong emphasis189743.2
5) Very strong emphasis101823.2
Missing43
Total4389100.0
15) How much emphasis do you think your church puts on the following - Music. (EMPMUSIC)
 TOTAL%
1) No emphasis882.0
2) Small emphasis3337.7
3) Some emphasis113226.1
4) Strong emphasis169939.1
5) Very strong emphasis109025.1
Missing90
Total4342100.0
16) How much emphasis do you think your church puts on the following - Providing members a comforting refuge from all the pain and suffering in the world. (EMPSAFE)
 TOTAL%
1) No emphasis3237.4
2) Small emphasis101823.3
3) Some emphasis189943.4
4) Strong emphasis92221.1
5) Very strong emphasis2144.9
Missing56
Total4376100.0
17) How much emphasis do you think your church puts on the following - Giving members answers to moral questions. (EMPMORAL)
 TOTAL%
1) No emphasis2325.3
2) Small emphasis102223.5
3) Some emphasis195945.0
4) Strong emphasis93221.4
5) Very strong emphasis2134.9
Missing74
Total4358100.0
18) How much emphasis do you think your church puts on the following - Helping members find meaning and purpose in their lives. (EMPPRPS)
 TOTAL%
1) No emphasis1282.9
2) Small emphasis73116.7
3) Some emphasis182941.7
4) Strong emphasis133630.5
5) Very strong emphasis3638.3
Missing45
Total4387100.0
19) How much emphasis do you think your church puts on the following - Giving members the strength and courage to face the stress of everyday life. (EMPSTRN)
 TOTAL%
1) No emphasis932.1
2) Small emphasis54812.5
3) Some emphasis185242.2
4) Strong emphasis145133.1
5) Very strong emphasis44610.2
Missing42
Total4390100.0
20) How much emphasis do you think your church puts on the following - Encouraging members to commit time, talent, and resources to their church. (EMPRSRCS)
 TOTAL%
1) No emphasis481.1
2) Small emphasis3447.8
3) Some emphasis130729.8
4) Strong emphasis191243.5
5) Very strong emphasis78117.8
Missing40
Total4392100.0
21) How much emphasis do you think your church puts on the following - Helping members learn about people of different races and ethnic groups. (EMPDVSTY)
 TOTAL%
1) No emphasis78918.0
2) Small emphasis164137.4
3) Some emphasis137331.3
4) Strong emphasis46410.6
5) Very strong emphasis1182.7
Missing47
Total4385100.0
22) How much emphasis do you think your church puts on the following - Discussing national and international issues. (EMPISSUE)
 TOTAL%
1) No emphasis79018.0
2) Small emphasis173739.6
3) Some emphasis137231.3
4) Strong emphasis4059.2
5) Very strong emphasis811.8
Missing47
Total4385100.0
23) How much emphasis do you think your church puts on the following - Getting members to work for social justice and peace. (EMPJUSTC)
 TOTAL%
1) No emphasis95121.8
2) Small emphasis176440.3
3) Some emphasis118627.1
4) Strong emphasis3698.4
5) Very strong emphasis1022.3
Missing60
Total4372100.0
24) How much emphasis do you think your church puts on the following - Providing excellent Christian education for children. (EMPCECUD)
 TOTAL%
1) No emphasis841.9
2) Small emphasis4319.8
3) Some emphasis120827.5
4) Strong emphasis187442.7
5) Very strong emphasis79618.1
Missing39
Total4393100.0
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25) How much emphasis do you think your church puts on the following - Providing excellent Christian education for teenagers. (EMPTEDUC)
 TOTAL%
1) No emphasis2114.8
2) Small emphasis69215.8
3) Some emphasis143032.6
4) Strong emphasis145633.2
5) Very strong emphasis60013.7
Missing43
Total4389100.0
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26) How much emphasis do you think your church puts on the following - Providing excellent Christian education for adults. (EMPAEDUC)
 TOTAL%
1) No emphasis1353.1
2) Small emphasis49911.4
3) Some emphasis143332.6
4) Strong emphasis168138.3
5) Very strong emphasis64214.6
Missing42
Total4390100.0
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27) Which of the following best describes your commitment to Jesus Christ? (COMMITMT)
 TOTAL%
1) I am not committed to Christ120.3
2) I am not sure if I am committed to Christ.1433.3
3) I committed my life to Christ at a specific moment in my life.59613.6
4) My commitment to Christ developed gradually over a period of time.204046.5
5) I've been committed to Christ since I was a young child.159236.3
Missing49
Total4383100.0
28) Do you believe the following statement about God - God is loving. (BLVLOVNG)
 TOTAL%
0) No591.3
1) Yes435398.7
Missing20
Total4412100.0
29) Do you believe the following statement about God - God is aware of everything I think and do. (BLVAWARE)
 TOTAL%
0) No48511.0
1) Yes392789.0
Missing20
Total4412100.0
30) Do you believe the following statement about God - God punishes those who do wrong. (BLVPUNSH)
 TOTAL%
0) No318872.3
1) Yes122427.7
Missing20
Total4412100.0
31) Do you believe the following statement about God - God is strict. (BLVSTRCT)
 TOTAL%
0) No322073.0
1) Yes119227.0
Missing20
Total4412100.0
32) Do you believe the following statement about God - God accepts me as I am. (BLVIAM)
 TOTAL%
0) No45410.3
1) Yes395889.7
Missing20
Total4412100.0
33) Do you believe the following statement about God - God has a plan for my life. (BLVPLAN)
 TOTAL%
0) No88520.1
1) Yes352779.9
Missing20
Total4412100.0
34) Do you believe the following statement about God - God is judging. (BLVJUDG)
 TOTAL%
0) No250456.8
1) Yes190843.2
Missing20
Total4412100.0
35) Do you believe the following statement about God - God decides everything I do. (BLVIDO)
 TOTAL%
0) No408292.5
1) Yes3307.5
Missing20
Total4412100.0
36) Do you believe the following statement about God - God is mysterious. (BLVMSTRY)
 TOTAL%
0) No246755.9
1) Yes194544.1
Missing20
Total4412100.0
37) Do you believe the following statement about God - God is forgiving. (BLV4GIV)
 TOTAL%
0) No651.5
1) Yes434798.5
Missing20
Total4412100.0
38) Are you male or female? (SEX)
 TOTAL%
1) Male140231.9
2) Female298868.1
Missing42
Total4390100.0
39) How important is religious faith in your life? (FAITHIMP)
 TOTAL%
1) It is the most important influence in my life.172539.7
2) It is a very important influence in my life.168038.7
3) It is an important influence, but other things are also important.85219.6
4) It has some influence in my life.801.8
5) It is not an important influence in my life.50.1
Missing90
Total4342100.0
40) If you had a birthday party and invited your 5 best friends, how many would be people who go to your church? (BESTFRND)
 TOTAL%
0) 071316.2
1) 146710.6
2) 277417.6
3) 389120.3
4) 463414.4
5) 591820.9
Missing35
Total4397100.0
41) How often have you done the following in the past year - Tried directly to encourage someone to believe in Jesus Christ. (JESUSBLV)
 TOTAL%
1) Never123828.4
2) Once73216.8
3) 2-5 times124328.5
4) 6-9 times3167.3
5) 10 times or more82619.0
Missing77
Total4355100.0
42) How often have you done the following in the past year - Told others about the work of God in your life. (GODSWORK)
 TOTAL%
1) Never53512.3
2) Once49411.3
3) 2-5 times141032.3
4) 6-9 times60713.9
5) 10 times or more132030.2
Missing66
Total4366100.0
43) How often have you done the following in the past year - Participated in a march, meeting, or gathering to promote social change. (SOCIALCH)
 TOTAL%
1) Never277464.5
2) Once63014.6
3) 2-5 times59813.9
4) 6-9 times1423.3
5) 10 times or more1573.7
Missing131
Total4301100.0
44) How often have you done the following in the past year - Clearly felt the presence of God in your life. (FEELGOD)
 TOTAL%
1) Never1553.5
2) Once2315.3
3) 2-5 times93021.3
4) 6-9 times54012.4
5) 10 times or more251257.5
Missing64
Total4368100.0
45) How many hours have you done the following in the past 30 days - Donated time helping people who are poor, hungry, sick, or unable to care for themselves. (HRSPOOR)
 TOTAL%
1) 0 hours199445.8
2) 1-2 hours111725.6
3) 3-5 hours63314.5
4) 6-9 hours2114.8
5) 10 hours or more4019.2
Missing76
Total4356100.0
46) How many hours have you done the following in the past 30 days - Donated time in your town or city to help children, youth, or families. (HRSYOUTH)
 TOTAL%
1) 0 hours135831.3
2) 1-2 hours84319.4
3) 3-5 hours85619.7
4) 6-9 hours43810.1
5) 10 hours or more84419.5
Missing93
Total4339100.0
47) How many hours have you done the following in the past 30 days - Helped friends or neighbors with problems they have. (HRSFRNDS)
 TOTAL%
1) 0 hours54512.6
2) 1-2 hours151535.0
3) 3-5 hours117027.0
4) 6-9 hours51611.9
5) 10 hours or more58713.5
Missing99
Total4333100.0
48) How many hours have you done the following in the past 30 days - Spent time promoting social justice or world peace. (HRSJUSTC)
 TOTAL%
1) 0 hours327976.0
2) 1-2 hours62714.5
3) 3-5 hours2325.4
4) 6-9 hours892.1
5) 10 hours or more852.0
Missing120
Total4312100.0
49) How many hours have you done the following in the past 30 days - Spent time making your own town or city a better place to live. (HRSVLNTR)
 TOTAL%
1) 0 hours213349.3
2) 1-2 hours85619.8
3) 3-5 hours56113.0
4) 6-9 hours2916.7
5) 10 hours or more48911.3
Missing102
Total4330100.0
50) How many hours have you done the following in the past 30 days - Been involved in personal growth activities. (HRSGRWTH)
 TOTAL%
1) 0 hours180541.7
2) 1-2 hours82719.1
3) 3-5 hours66015.2
4) 6-9 hours3688.5
5) 10 hours or more67015.5
Missing102
Total4330100.0
51) How often do you do the following - Pray or meditate, other than at church or before meals. (YOUPRAY)
 TOTAL%
1) Never671.5
2) Less than once a month1393.2
3) About once a month1162.6
4) 2 or 3 times a month2625.9
5) About once a week3959.0
6) Several times a week127428.9
7) Once a day or more215648.9
Missing23
Total4409100.0
52) How often do you do the following - Watch religious programs on television. (YOUWATCH)
 TOTAL%
1) Never166337.8
2) Less than once a month120927.5
3) About once a month46610.6
4) 2 or 3 times a month4109.3
5) About once a week4209.6
6) Several times a week1623.7
7) Once a day or more651.5
Missing37
Total4395100.0
53) How often do you do the following - Listen to religious programs on the radio. (YOULSTEN)
 TOTAL%
1) Never212548.6
2) Less than once a month78918.0
3) About once a month2886.6
4) 2 or 3 times a month2906.6
5) About once a week3588.2
6) Several times a week2896.6
7) Once a day or more2355.4
Missing58
Total4374100.0
54) How often do you do the following - Read the Bible when you are alone. (YOUBIBLE)
 TOTAL%
1) Never4379.9
2) Less than once a month61614.0
3) About once a month3668.3
4) 2 or 3 times a month44110.0
5) About once a week74316.9
6) Several times a week98722.4
7) Once a day or more81118.4
Missing31
Total4401100.0
55) How often do you do the following - Read religious magazines, newspapers, or books other than the Bible. (YOUREAD)
 TOTAL%
1) Never46110.5
2) Less than once a month54412.4
3) About once a month68315.5
4) 2 or 3 times a month63114.3
5) About once a week78017.7
6) Several times a week83819.0
7) Once a day or more46310.5
Missing32
Total4400100.0
56) How much money did you contribute to the following in 1987 - To my church. (GIVCHRCH)
 TOTAL%
1) $0220.5
2) $1-$501754.0
3) $51-$1002235.1
4) $101-$500104623.8
5) $501-$1,00093021.2
6) $1,001-$2,000102423.3
7) More than $2,00097222.1
Missing40
Total4392100.0
57) How much money did you contribute to the following in 1987 - To other religious groups or religious organizations. (GIVREL)
 TOTAL%
1) $0183442.3
2) $1-$50135331.2
3) $51-$10047611.0
4) $101-$50046310.7
5) $501-$1,0001212.8
6) $1,001-$2,000561.3
7) More than $2,000340.8
Missing95
Total4337100.0
58) How much money did you contribute to the following in 1987 - To a TV evangelist. (GIVEVANG)
 TOTAL%
1) $0406594.5
2) $1-$501403.3
3) $51-$100360.8
4) $101-$500400.9
5) $501-$1,000130.3
6) $1,001-$2,00030.1
7) More than $2,00030.1
Missing132
Total4300100.0
59) How much money did you contribute to the following in 1987 - To charities or social service organizations. (GIVCHAR)
 TOTAL%
1) $048411.1
2) $1-$50173139.7
3) $51-$10090120.7
4) $101-$50097222.3
5) $501-$1,0001794.1
6) $1,001-$2,000591.4
7) More than $2,000350.8
Missing71
Total4361100.0
60) How much money did you contribute to the following in 1987 - To peace or social justice groups. (GIVPEACE)
 TOTAL%
1) $0323875.2
2) $1-$5073017.0
3) $51-$1001974.6
4) $101-$5001222.8
5) $501-$1,000120.3
6) $1,001-$2,00050.1
7) More than $2,00010.0
Missing127
Total4305100.0
61) How much do you agree or disagree with the following statement - Spiritually, I gain more within the church than outside it. (INCHURCH)
 TOTAL%
1) I definitely disagree1152.6
2) I tend to disagree3437.8
3) I'm not sure4159.4
4) I tend to agree131429.9
5) I definitely agree221250.3
Missing33
Total4399100.0
62) How much do you agree or disagree with the following statement - Human nature is basically good. (WEBGOOD)
 TOTAL%
1) I definitely disagree50511.6
2) I tend to disagree50811.6
3) I'm not sure46910.7
4) I tend to agree206647.3
5) I definitely agree82118.8
Missing63
Total4369100.0
63) How much do you agree or disagree with the following statement - We ought to worry about our own country and let the rest of the world take care of itself. (USONLY)
 TOTAL%
1) I definitely disagree193644.2
2) I tend to disagree154035.2
3) I'm not sure47110.8
4) I tend to agree3317.6
5) I definitely agree1032.4
Missing51
Total4381100.0
64) How much do you agree or disagree with the following statement - I would like to see more women pastors. (WMNPASTR)
 TOTAL%
1) I definitely disagree59013.5
2) I tend to disagree46710.7
3) I'm not sure144733.1
4) I tend to agree113125.9
5) I definitely agree73416.8
Missing63
Total4369100.0
65) How much do you agree or disagree with the following statement - The poor have only themselves to blame for their poverty. (BLAMEPOR)
 TOTAL%
1) I definitely disagree212848.5
2) I tend to disagree163237.2
3) I'm not sure3969.0
4) I tend to agree1703.9
5) I definitely agree621.4
Missing44
Total4388100.0
66) How much do you agree or disagree with the following statement - In our country too much emphasis is placed on individualism. (INDIVID)
 TOTAL%
1) I definitely disagree3668.4
2) I tend to disagree87020.0
3) I'm not sure107324.7
4) I tend to agree136231.4
5) I definitely agree67015.4
Missing91
Total4341100.0
67) How much do you agree or disagree with the following statement - A good way to improve the world is to bring the Gospel to more people. (DOGOSPEL)
 TOTAL%
1) I definitely disagree421.0
2) I tend to disagree1393.2
3) I'm not sure48611.0
4) I tend to agree169738.6
5) I definitely agree203646.3
Missing32
Total4400100.0
68) How much do you agree or disagree with the following statement - The way many people in the U.S. buy and use things is one of the reasons poverty exists in other parts of the world. (CONSUMER)
 TOTAL%
1) I definitely disagree86619.8
2) I tend to disagree131830.1
3) I'm not sure83119.0
4) I tend to agree84819.3
5) I definitely agree52011.9
Missing49
Total4383100.0
69) How much do you agree or disagree with the following statement - I would favor a good plan to help the poor even if it costs me money. (HELPPOOR)
 TOTAL%
1) I definitely disagree621.4
2) I tend to disagree2195.0
3) I'm not sure79818.2
4) I tend to agree218649.7
5) I definitely agree112925.7
Missing38
Total4394100.0
70) How much do you agree or disagree with the following statement - Public schools should require religious expression, such as saying the Lord's Prayer, reading Bible verses, or saying prayers. (SCHLPRAY)
 TOTAL%
1) I definitely disagree117126.6
2) I tend to disagree101023.0
3) I'm not sure60313.7
4) I tend to agree73316.7
5) I definitely agree87720.0
Missing38
Total4394100.0
71) How much do you agree or disagree with the following statement - I believe in reincarnation. (REINCARN)
 TOTAL%
1) I definitely disagree279063.7
2) I tend to disagree64714.8
3) I'm not sure67815.5
4) I tend to agree1643.7
5) I definitely agree1042.4
Missing49
Total4383100.0
72) How much do you agree or disagree with the following statement - For me, religious insight comes more from my own personal experiences than from what I learn through the teachings of the church. (NOTCHRCH)
 TOTAL%
1) I definitely disagree67315.4
2) I tend to disagree186442.7
3) I'm not sure64914.9
4) I tend to agree95021.7
5) I definitely agree2345.4
Missing62
Total4370100.0
73) How much do you agree or disagree with the following statement - Part of God's plan is that some will be rich and some will be poor. (SOMERICH)
 TOTAL%
1) I definitely disagree132830.4
2) I tend to disagree103023.6
3) I'm not sure97622.3
4) I tend to agree79318.2
5) I definitely agree2405.5
Missing65
Total4367100.0
74) How much do you agree or disagree with the following statement - I believe in astrology. (ASTROLGY)
 TOTAL%
1) I definitely disagree280164.6
2) I tend to disagree64714.9
3) I'm not sure61714.2
4) I tend to agree2024.7
5) I definitely agree671.5
Missing98
Total4334100.0
75) How much do you agree or disagree with the following statement - I believe that God has chosen the U.S. to show the world about freedom and democracy. (FREEDOM)
 TOTAL%
1) I definitely disagree122728.0
2) I tend to disagree97922.4
3) I'm not sure130129.7
4) I tend to agree65515.0
5) I definitely agree2164.9
Missing54
Total4378100.0
76) How much do you agree or disagree with the following statement - A good way to improve the world is to change economic and social policies in many countries. (CHANGEPL)
 TOTAL%
1) I definitely disagree2154.9
2) I tend to disagree45910.5
3) I'm not sure119727.4
4) I tend to agree191943.9
5) I definitely agree57713.2
Missing65
Total4367100.0
77) How much do you agree or disagree with the following statement - I believe that the Holy Spirit is at work in my life. (HOLYSPRT)
 TOTAL%
1) I definitely disagree280.6
2) I tend to disagree370.8
3) I'm not sure2565.8
4) I tend to agree124328.3
5) I definitely agree282164.3
Missing47
Total4385100.0
78) How much do you agree or disagree with the following statement - I think our government should spend less money on the military. (MILITARY)
 TOTAL%
1) I definitely disagree3528.0
2) I tend to disagree73216.7
3) I'm not sure97922.3
4) I tend to agree116026.4
5) I definitely agree117026.6
Missing39
Total4393100.0
79) How much do you agree or disagree with the following statement - Through meditation and self-discipline I come to know that all spiritual truth and wisdom is within me. (SPIRINME)
 TOTAL%
1) I definitely disagree110825.4
2) I tend to disagree97022.3
3) I'm not sure118827.3
4) I tend to agree80618.5
5) I definitely agree2856.5
Missing75
Total4357100.0
80) How much do you agree or disagree with the following statement - Poverty in the U.S. is mainly due to discrimination and unfair laws and policies. (POVDISC)
 TOTAL%
1) I definitely disagree95521.8
2) I tend to disagree171039.1
3) I'm not sure87319.9
4) I tend to agree68215.6
5) I definitely agree1563.6
Missing56
Total4376100.0
81) How much do you agree or disagree with the following statement - I think that sometimes God should be referred to as "she." (SHEGOD)
 TOTAL%
1) I definitely disagree219049.9
2) I tend to disagree82418.8
3) I'm not sure66215.1
4) I tend to agree4159.5
5) I definitely agree2946.7
Missing47
Total4385100.0
82) How much do you agree or disagree with the following statement - I would be willing to eat less meat and more grains and vegetables if it would provide food for starving people. (LESSMEAT)
 TOTAL%
1) I definitely disagree952.2
2) I tend to disagree1693.9
3) I'm not sure3538.0
4) I tend to agree186642.5
5) I definitely agree190643.4
Missing43
Total4389100.0
83) How much do you agree or disagree with the following statement - I am in charge of my own life; I can be anything I want to be. (ICONTROL)
 TOTAL%
1) I definitely disagree62314.2
2) I tend to disagree84919.4
3) I'm not sure52612.0
4) I tend to agree160036.6
5) I definitely agree77817.8
Missing56
Total4376100.0
84) How much do you agree or disagree with the following statement - It is possible to communicate with people who have died. (TLK2DEAD)
 TOTAL%
1) I definitely disagree238154.3
2) I tend to disagree94421.5
3) I'm not sure73716.8
4) I tend to agree2345.3
5) I definitely agree851.9
Missing51
Total4381100.0
85) How much do you agree or disagree with the following statement - An individual should arrive at his or her own religious beliefs independent of any church. (INDBLF)
 TOTAL%
1) I definitely disagree130729.9
2) I tend to disagree146833.5
3) I'm not sure50511.5
4) I tend to agree74517.0
5) I definitely agree3538.1
Missing54
Total4378100.0
86) How right or wrong is the following statement - Efforts by one racial group to keep people of another race from moving into their neighborhood. (MOVERACE)
 TOTAL%
1) Always right410.9
2) Often right1523.5
3) Not sure3878.8
4) Often wrong166337.8
5) Always wrong215749.0
Missing32
Total4400100.0
87) How right or wrong is the following statement - Efforts by parents to keep children with AIDS from attending public school. (AIDSKIDS)
 TOTAL%
1) Always right1142.6
2) Often right3417.8
3) Not sure113025.7
4) Often wrong155435.4
5) Always wrong125628.6
Missing37
Total4395100.0
88) How right or wrong is the following statement - Abortion when a doctor says the baby is likely to be born with a serious handicap. (ABORTKID)
 TOTAL%
1) Always right2255.1
2) Often right140932.1
3) Not sure127229.0
4) Often wrong74717.0
5) Always wrong74016.8
Missing39
Total4393100.0
89) How right or wrong is the following statement - Sexual intercourse by two unmarried adults who love each other. (PREMARSX)
 TOTAL%
1) Always right942.1
2) Often right96221.9
3) Not sure71716.3
4) Often wrong94821.6
5) Always wrong167338.1
Missing38
Total4394100.0
90) How right or wrong is the following statement - A company paying women employees less than men employees for similar work. (WMNEARN)
 TOTAL%
1) Always right390.9
2) Often right791.8
3) Not sure1112.5
4) Often wrong112925.7
5) Always wrong303969.1
Missing35
Total4397100.0
91) How right or wrong is the following statement - The U.S. using nuclear weapons to win a war against the Soviet Union. (NUKES)
 TOTAL%
1) Always right1493.4
2) Often right3087.0
3) Not sure113525.9
4) Often wrong74817.1
5) Always wrong203846.6
Missing54
Total4378100.0
92) How right or wrong is the following statement - Taxing the wealthy to help raise the standard of living for poor people. (TAXRICH)
 TOTAL%
1) Always right49911.4
2) Often right195944.6
3) Not sure97422.2
4) Often wrong75117.1
5) Always wrong2064.7
Missing43
Total4389100.0
93) How right or wrong is the following statement - Sending U.S. military aid to Central America to fight communism. (NOCOMMUN)
 TOTAL%
1) Always right3227.3
2) Often right135730.9
3) Not sure126128.7
4) Often wrong95721.8
5) Always wrong50011.4
Missing35
Total4397100.0
94) How right or wrong is the following statement - Sexual intercourse by two unmarried 17 year-olds who love each other. (YOUNGSEX)
 TOTAL%
1) Always right431.0
2) Often right1774.0
3) Not sure3277.4
4) Often wrong124928.4
5) Always wrong260359.2
Missing33
Total4399100.0
95) How right or wrong is the following statement - Homosexual relations between two adults of the same sex who choose to be in that relationship. (HMSXLTY)
 TOTAL%
1) Always right1092.5
2) Often right44210.1
3) Not sure72116.4
4) Often wrong49911.4
5) Always wrong262259.7
Missing39
Total4393100.0
96) How right or wrong is the following statement - Passing laws to make it illegal to discriminate against women or minorities. (DISCRIM)
 TOTAL%
1) Always right204946.6
2) Often right132530.2
3) Not sure2525.7
4) Often wrong2746.2
5) Always wrong49311.2
Missing39
Total4393100.0
97) How right or wrong is the following statement - The United States and other countries demanding that South Africa end its apartheid policies. (APARTHED)
 TOTAL%
1) Always right141632.3
2) Often right133730.5
3) Not sure105924.2
4) Often wrong3748.5
5) Always wrong1994.5
Missing47
Total4385100.0
98) How true is the following statement - I am concerned that our country is not doing enough to help the poor. (MOREHELP)
 TOTAL%
1) Never true631.4
2) Rarely true2114.8
3) True once in a while47410.8
4) Sometimes true97022.0
5) Often true143232.5
6) Almost always true72916.6
7) Always true52511.9
Missing28
Total4404100.0
99) How true is the following statement - I know that Jesus Christ is the son of God who died on a cross and rose again. (SONOFGOD)
 TOTAL%
1) Never true210.5
2) Rarely true160.4
3) True once in a while180.4
4) Sometimes true390.9
5) Often true651.5
6) Almost always true1924.4
7) Always true405692.0
Missing25
Total4407100.0
100) How true is the following statement - My faith shapes how I think and act each and every day. (DAILYFTH)
 TOTAL%
1) Never true90.2
2) Rarely true260.6
3) True once in a while631.4
4) Sometimes true3528.0
5) Often true98222.2
6) Almost always true146633.2
7) Always true151634.3
Missing18
Total4414100.0
101) How true is the following statement - I help others with their religious questions and struggles. (RELQUEST)
 TOTAL%
1) Never true551.3
2) Rarely true3267.4
3) True once in a while63514.5
4) Sometimes true98022.3
5) Often true104223.7
6) Almost always true73216.7
7) Always true62314.2
Missing39
Total4393100.0
102) How true is the following statement - I tend to be critical of other people. (CRITICAL)
 TOTAL%
1) Never true561.3
2) Rarely true53312.1
3) True once in a while109524.9
4) Sometimes true156435.5
5) Often true91320.7
6) Almost always true1784.0
7) Always true621.4
Missing31
Total4401100.0
103) How true is the following statement - In my free time, I help people who have problems or needs. (GIVENEED)
 TOTAL%
1) Never true541.2
2) Rarely true44110.0
3) True once in a while104023.6
4) Sometimes true120627.4
5) Often true98322.3
6) Almost always true44610.1
7) Always true2305.2
Missing32
Total4400100.0
104) How true is the following statement - My faith helps me know right from wrong. (FAITHHLP)
 TOTAL%
1) Never true110.2
2) Rarely true250.6
3) True once in a while561.3
4) Sometimes true2555.8
5) Often true74016.8
6) Almost always true158135.9
7) Always true174239.5
Missing22
Total4410100.0
105) How true is the following statement - I do things to help protect the environment. (ENVIRONS)
 TOTAL%
1) Never true531.2
2) Rarely true1733.9
3) True once in a while3999.1
4) Sometimes true86419.7
5) Often true124428.3
6) Almost always true119927.3
7) Always true46210.5
Missing38
Total4394100.0
106) How true is the following statement - I devote time to reading and studying the Bible. (TIMEBIBL)
 TOTAL%
1) Never true1132.6
2) Rarely true52812.0
3) True once in a while69715.8
4) Sometimes true74616.9
5) Often true80818.3
6) Almost always true68015.4
7) Always true83418.9
Missing26
Total4406100.0
107) How true is the following statement - I have a hard time accepting myself. (KNOWME)
 TOTAL%
1) Never true3858.8
2) Rarely true114826.1
3) True once in a while89720.4
4) Sometimes true103923.7
5) Often true61213.9
6) Almost always true2104.8
7) Always true1022.3
Missing39
Total4393100.0
108) How true is the following statement - Every day I see evidence that God is active in the world. (GODLIVES)
 TOTAL%
1) Never true100.2
2) Rarely true330.7
3) True once in a while1443.3
4) Sometimes true3036.9
5) Often true76417.3
6) Almost always true100522.8
7) Always true214648.7
Missing27
Total4405100.0
109) How true is the following statement - I take excellent care of my physical health. (GOODHLTH)
 TOTAL%
1) Never true140.3
2) Rarely true1643.7
3) True once in a while4339.8
4) Sometimes true103523.5
5) Often true126728.8
6) Almost always true119727.2
7) Always true2956.7
Missing27
Total4405100.0
110) How true is the following statement - I am active in efforts to promote social justice. (SOCJUSTC)
 TOTAL%
1) Never true67215.3
2) Rarely true132230.2
3) True once in a while101523.2
4) Sometimes true73016.7
5) Often true3959.0
6) Almost always true1683.8
7) Always true801.8
Missing50
Total4382100.0
111) How true is the following statement - I seek out opportunities to help me grow spiritually. (SPIRGROW)
 TOTAL%
1) Never true491.1
2) Rarely true2866.5
3) True once in a while61113.9
4) Sometimes true96321.9
5) Often true117926.8
6) Almost always true85119.4
7) Always true45810.4
Missing35
Total4397100.0
112) How true is the following statement - I take time for periods of prayer or meditation. (DLYPRAY)
 TOTAL%
1) Never true741.7
2) Rarely true3487.9
3) True once in a while57613.1
4) Sometimes true77017.5
5) Often true96722.0
6) Almost always true91120.7
7) Always true75917.2
Missing27
Total4405100.0
113) How true is the following statement - I am active in efforts to promote world peace. (WRLDPEAC)
 TOTAL%
1) Never true118026.9
2) Rarely true136531.1
3) True once in a while83619.0
4) Sometimes true50111.4
5) Often true2946.7
6) Almost always true1333.0
7) Always true831.9
Missing40
Total4392100.0
114) How true is the following statement - I accept people whose religious beliefs are different from mine. (DIFFBLFS)
 TOTAL%
1) Never true140.3
2) Rarely true300.7
3) True once in a while581.3
4) Sometimes true2365.4
5) Often true82018.6
6) Almost always true195144.3
7) Always true129229.4
Missing31
Total4401100.0
115) How true is the following statement - I feel a deep sense of responsibility for reducing pain and suffering in the world. (STOPPAIN)
 TOTAL%
1) Never true691.6
2) Rarely true45810.4
3) True once in a while74216.9
4) Sometimes true107624.5
5) Often true105624.0
6) Almost always true64314.6
7) Always true3518.0
Missing37
Total4395100.0
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116) How true is the following statement - As I grow older, my understanding of God changes. (GODCHNGS)
 TOTAL%
1) Never true1102.5
2) Rarely true1523.5
3) True once in a while1834.2
4) Sometimes true60713.9
5) Often true121127.7
6) Almost always true112425.7
7) Always true99222.7
Missing53
Total4379100.0
117) How true is the following statement - I feel overwhelmed by all the responsibilities and obligations I have. (OVERWHLM)
 TOTAL%
1) Never true862.0
2) Rarely true4139.4
3) True once in a while75517.2
4) Sometimes true139031.7
5) Often true102723.4
6) Almost always true44310.1
7) Always true2716.2
Missing47
Total4385100.0
118) How true is the following statement - I give significant portions of time and money to help other people. (GIVETIME)
 TOTAL%
1) Never true751.7
2) Rarely true46410.6
3) True once in a while81818.7
4) Sometimes true98922.6
5) Often true113625.9
6) Almost always true63114.4
7) Always true2656.1
Missing54
Total4378100.0
119) How true is the following statement - I speak out for equality for women and minorities. (EQUALITY)
 TOTAL%
1) Never true43710.0
2) Rarely true86719.9
3) True once in a while84419.3
4) Sometimes true75917.4
5) Often true70416.1
6) Almost always true47110.8
7) Always true2856.5
Missing65
Total4367100.0
120) How true is the following statement - I feel God's presence in my relationships with other people. (GODSPRSN)
 TOTAL%
1) Never true320.7
2) Rarely true1453.3
3) True once in a while3317.6
4) Sometimes true87920.1
5) Often true130129.7
6) Almost always true106124.2
7) Always true63214.4
Missing51
Total4381100.0
121) How true is the following statement - My life is filled with meaning and purpose. (LIFEPURP)
 TOTAL%
1) Never true80.2
2) Rarely true501.1
3) True once in a while1984.5
4) Sometimes true55812.7
5) Often true113826.0
6) Almost always true154835.4
7) Always true87820.1
Missing54
Total4378100.0
122) How true is the following statement - I don't understand how a loving God can allow so much pain and suffering in the world. (WHYPAIN)
 TOTAL%
1) Never true48811.1
2) Rarely true90720.7
3) True once in a while94521.6
4) Sometimes true116426.6
5) Often true51611.8
6) Almost always true1814.1
7) Always true1794.1
Missing52
Total4380100.0
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123) How true is the following statement - I believe that I must obey God's rules and commandments in order to be saved. (RULESAVE)
 TOTAL%
1) Never true111525.6
2) Rarely true4069.3
3) True once in a while2335.3
4) Sometimes true3939.0
5) Often true51611.8
6) Almost always true59513.7
7) Always true109925.2
Missing75
Total4357100.0
124) How true is the following statement - I am confident that I can overcome any problem or crisis no matter how serious. (OVERCOME)
 TOTAL%
1) Never true1333.0
2) Rarely true2295.2
3) True once in a while3989.1
4) Sometimes true74317.0
5) Often true100122.9
6) Almost always true129829.7
7) Always true57113.1
Missing59
Total4373100.0
125) How true is the following statement - I care a great deal about reducing poverty in the U.S. and throughout the world. (NOPOOR)
 TOTAL%
1) Never true431.0
2) Rarely true2806.4
3) True once in a while68715.7
4) Sometimes true88320.2
5) Often true113626.0
6) Almost always true70616.2
7) Always true63214.5
Missing65
Total4367100.0
126) How true is the following statement - I try to apply my faith to political and social issues. (APPLYFTH)
 TOTAL%
1) Never true2455.6
2) Rarely true43910.1
3) True once in a while49211.3
4) Sometimes true76017.4
5) Often true99722.9
6) Almost always true94421.7
7) Always true48011.0
Missing75
Total4357100.0
127) How true is the following statement - My life is committed to Jesus Christ. (MYJESUS)
 TOTAL%
1) Never true210.5
2) Rarely true581.3
3) True once in a while1333.0
4) Sometimes true3848.8
5) Often true64914.8
6) Almost always true119627.3
7) Always true193544.2
Missing56
Total4376100.0
128) How true is the following statement - I talk with other people about my faith. (TALKFTH)
 TOTAL%
1) Never true511.2
2) Rarely true2646.0
3) True once in a while47510.8
4) Sometimes true79518.2
5) Often true103223.6
6) Almost always true94621.6
7) Always true81618.6
Missing53
Total4379100.0
129) How true is the following statement - My life is filled with stress and anxiety. (MYSTRESS)
 TOTAL%
1) Never true1092.5
2) Rarely true68815.7
3) True once in a while103423.6
4) Sometimes true117526.8
5) Often true87219.9
6) Almost always true3477.9
7) Always true1633.7
Missing44
Total4388100.0
130) How true is the following statement - I go out of my way to show love to people I meet. (SHOWLOVE)
 TOTAL%
1) Never true150.3
2) Rarely true1513.5
3) True once in a while51811.8
4) Sometimes true114526.2
5) Often true140032.0
6) Almost always true85719.6
7) Always true2866.5
Missing60
Total4372100.0
131) How true is the following statement - I have a real sense that God is guiding me. (GODGUIDE)
 TOTAL%
1) Never true210.5
2) Rarely true1082.5
3) True once in a while3267.4
4) Sometimes true63114.4
5) Often true110325.2
6) Almost always true127529.1
7) Always true91320.9
Missing55
Total4377100.0
132) How true is the following statement - I do not want the churches of this nation getting involved in political issues. (NOPLTCS)
 TOTAL%
1) Never true57513.2
2) Rarely true84719.5
3) True once in a while66315.3
4) Sometimes true88520.4
5) Often true59613.7
6) Almost always true44710.3
7) Always true3327.6
Missing87
Total4345100.0
133) How true is the following statement - I like to worship and pray with others. (WRSHPOTH)
 TOTAL%
1) Never true140.3
2) Rarely true541.2
3) True once in a while1313.0
4) Sometimes true3227.4
5) Often true75617.3
6) Almost always true146633.5
7) Always true162837.2
Missing61
Total4371100.0
134) How true is the following statement - I think Christians must be about the business of creating international understanding and harmony. (HARMONY)
 TOTAL%
1) Never true390.9
2) Rarely true1262.9
3) True once in a while2385.5
4) Sometimes true59013.5
5) Often true92921.3
6) Almost always true112525.8
7) Always true130930.1
Missing76
Total4356100.0
135) How true is the following statement - I am spiritually moved by the beauty of God's creations. (BEAUTY)
 TOTAL%
1) Never true70.2
2) Rarely true160.4
3) True once in a while531.2
4) Sometimes true1583.6
5) Often true51211.6
6) Almost always true97222.1
7) Always true267860.9
Missing36
Total4396100.0
136) Which of the following best describes your belief about the Bible? (BIBLEBLF)
 TOTAL%
1) The Bible was written by persons who were motivated by a deep faith in God and who tried their best to describe and interpret their understanding of God and God's activity in the world.115326.8
2) The Bible is Word of God. It was inspired by God and recorded by writers who interpreted God's message in the context of their times. It speaks truth on matters of faith and practice, but it may contain errors.231853.9
3) The Bible is the Word of God. It was dictated by God word for word and recorded by writers who were not influenced by their times. Everything in the Bible is true - historically, scientifically, and in matters of faith and practice.72116.8
4) The Bible records the stories, legends, and myths that people developed to understand the mysteries of life. It contains a great deal of wisdom and insight into the human experience.972.3
5) The Bible contains no more truth or wisdom than do the religious books of other world religions.120.3
Missing131
Total4301100.0
137) How true is the following statement about the church you attend? - It feels warm. (CHWARM)
 TOTAL%
1) Not at all true310.7
2) Slightly true2084.7
3) Somewhat true87119.8
4) Quite true189042.9
5) Very true140531.9
Missing27
Total4405100.0
138) How true is the following statement about the church you attend? - I learn a lot. (CHLEARN)
 TOTAL%
1) Never true501.1
2) Rarely true3638.3
3) True once in a while126628.9
4) Sometimes true176940.3
5) Often true93921.4
Missing45
Total4387100.0
139) How true is the following statement about the church you attend? - It accepts people who are different. (CHPEOPLE)
 TOTAL%
1) Never true962.2
2) Rarely true46410.6
3) True once in a while122928.2
4) Sometimes true150734.5
5) Often true106824.5
Missing68
Total4364100.0
140) How true is the following statement about the church you attend? - Most members want to be challenged to think about religious issues and ideas. (CHCHALLG)
 TOTAL%
1) Never true2185.0
2) Rarely true103523.6
3) True once in a while176840.3
4) Sometimes true105824.1
5) Often true3067.0
Missing47
Total4385100.0
141) How true is the following statement about the church you attend? - It is friendly. (CHFRNDLY)
 TOTAL%
1) Never true230.5
2) Rarely true1724.0
3) True once in a while68415.8
4) Sometimes true173840.2
5) Often true170739.5
Missing108
Total4324100.0
142) How true is the following statement about the church you attend? - It challenges my thinking. (CHTHINK)
 TOTAL%
1) Never true1293.0
2) Rarely true54212.6
3) True once in a while157236.5
4) Sometimes true143733.3
5) Often true63114.6
Missing121
Total4311100.0
143) How true is the following statement about the church you attend? - It encourages me to ask questions. (CHQUESTN)
 TOTAL%
1) Never true1734.0
2) Rarely true69316.1
3) True once in a while144533.6
4) Sometimes true134231.2
5) Often true64415.0
Missing135
Total4297100.0
144) How true is the following statement about the church you attend? - It is boring. (CHBORING)
 TOTAL%
1) Never true242856.5
2) Rarely true116427.1
3) True once in a while56213.1
4) Sometimes true1002.3
5) Often true400.9
Missing138
Total4294100.0
145) How true is the following statement about the church you attend? - Strangers feel welcome. (CHWELCOM)
 TOTAL%
1) Never true611.4
2) Rarely true3207.4
3) True once in a while105524.4
4) Sometimes true187743.4
5) Often true100823.3
Missing111
Total4321100.0
146) How true is the following statement about the church you attend? - It tries out new ideas. (CHIDEAS)
 TOTAL%
1) Never true1603.7
2) Rarely true74717.3
3) True once in a while142833.1
4) Sometimes true140132.5
5) Often true57613.4
Missing120
Total4312100.0
147) How true is the following statement about the church you attend? - It expects people to learn and think. (CHTHINK2)
 TOTAL%
1) Never true1162.7
2) Rarely true57113.2
3) True once in a while137531.9
4) Sometimes true155636.0
5) Often true69916.2
Missing115
Total4317100.0
148) Which of the following best represents your belief about how God is related to the world? (GODWORLD)
 TOTAL%
1) God and the world are one.3698.5
2) The world is part of God, but God is greater and larger than the world.164438.0
3) Human beings are part of God.52212.1
4) God set the world into motion but does not play an active role in the world.260.6
5) God transcends the world, entering the world infrequently.280.6
6) God transcends the world but is actively involved in the world.174240.2
Missing101
Total4331100.0
149) How true is the following statement - God is active in the lives of individual persons. (ACTIVEGD)
 TOTAL%
1) Absolutely false210.5
2) Mostly false210.5
3) Somewhat false160.4
4) I'm not sure1252.9
5) Somewhat true44410.1
6) Mostly true91620.9
7) Absolutely true283264.7
Missing57
Total4375100.0
150) How true is the following statement - God works through social and economic systems to bring about social change. (GODCHNG)
 TOTAL%
1) Absolutely false1343.1
2) Mostly false2014.6
3) Somewhat false1553.6
4) I'm not sure112826.0
5) Somewhat true109025.1
6) Mostly true83919.3
7) Absolutely true79618.3
Missing89
Total4343100.0
151) How true is the following statement - My faith guides me on how to show love to other people. (FAITLOVE)
 TOTAL%
1) Absolutely false60.1
2) Mostly false200.5
3) Somewhat false230.5
4) I'm not sure1493.4
5) Somewhat true76317.5
6) Mostly true167638.3
7) Absolutely true173439.7
Missing61
Total4371100.0
152) How true is the following statement - My faith helps me when I feel sad or lonely. (FAITHSAD)
 TOTAL%
1) Absolutely false110.3
2) Mostly false220.5
3) Somewhat false340.8
4) I'm not sure681.6
5) Somewhat true64414.8
6) Mostly true151234.6
7) Absolutely true207547.5
Missing66
Total4366100.0
153) How true is the following statement - Salvation refers to the attainment of justice and peace throughout the world. (SALVATN)
 TOTAL%
1) Absolutely false135931.5
2) Mostly false45510.5
3) Somewhat false3247.5
4) I'm not sure93721.7
5) Somewhat true57013.2
6) Mostly true4129.5
7) Absolutely true2606.0
Missing115
Total4317100.0
154) How true is the following statement - Salvation refers to eternal life for those who believe. (LIFETRNL)
 TOTAL%
1) Absolutely false340.8
2) Mostly false350.8
3) Somewhat false641.5
4) I'm not sure2315.3
5) Somewhat true3347.7
6) Mostly true75917.5
7) Absolutely true288366.4
Missing92
Total4340100.0
155) How true is the following statement - God is a close personal friend who guides and protects me. (GUIDESME)
 TOTAL%
1) Absolutely false270.6
2) Mostly false531.2
3) Somewhat false962.2
4) I'm not sure1884.3
5) Somewhat true66115.2
6) Mostly true110025.3
7) Absolutely true222751.2
Missing80
Total4352100.0
156) How true is the following statement - God is a force in the world working to make societies more just and fair for all people. (GODJUST)
 TOTAL%
1) Absolutely false2846.6
2) Mostly false2205.1
3) Somewhat false2666.2
4) I'm not sure87920.3
5) Somewhat true101623.5
6) Mostly true83619.4
7) Absolutely true81919.0
Missing112
Total4320100.0
157) How true is the following statement - Christians should be about the work of telling others about Jesus. (TELLOTHS)
 TOTAL%
1) Absolutely false130.3
2) Mostly false300.7
3) Somewhat false501.1
4) I'm not sure1483.4
5) Somewhat true74317.1
6) Mostly true96822.2
7) Absolutely true240355.2
Missing77
Total4355100.0
158) How true is the following statement - Christians should be about the work of changing society. (CHNGSOC)
 TOTAL%
1) Absolutely false952.2
2) Mostly false1222.8
3) Somewhat false2044.7
4) I'm not sure55412.8
5) Somewhat true127329.5
6) Mostly true105924.5
7) Absolutely true101523.5
Missing110
Total4322100.0
159) How true is the following statement - Only Christians will be saved by God. (FEWSAVED)
 TOTAL%
1) Absolutely false116727.1
2) Mostly false3959.2
3) Somewhat false3037.0
4) I'm not sure103424.0
5) Somewhat true1443.3
6) Mostly true2896.7
7) Absolutely true96822.5
Missing132
Total4300100.0
160) How true is the following statement - The good Christian never criticizes his or her country. (NOCRTSZ)
 TOTAL%
1) Absolutely false202446.6
2) Mostly false72616.7
3) Somewhat false74617.2
4) I'm not sure2746.3
5) Somewhat true2986.9
6) Mostly true1633.8
7) Absolutely true1102.5
Missing91
Total4341100.0
161) How true is the following statement - My religious faith is at the center of my life. (FTHCENTR)
 TOTAL%
1) Absolutely false230.5
2) Mostly false581.3
3) Somewhat false1784.1
4) I'm not sure2064.7
5) Somewhat true93121.4
6) Mostly true152635.1
7) Absolutely true142832.8
Missing82
Total4350100.0
162) How true is the following statement - My religious faith gives me comfort. (COMFORT)
 TOTAL%
1) Absolutely false60.1
2) Mostly false180.4
3) Somewhat false461.1
4) I'm not sure491.1
5) Somewhat true62114.3
6) Mostly true141032.4
7) Absolutely true219850.6
Missing84
Total4348100.0
163) How true is the following statement - My religious faith causes me to care about other people. (CAREOTHS)
 TOTAL%
1) Absolutely false80.2
2) Mostly false130.3
3) Somewhat false300.7
4) I'm not sure751.7
5) Somewhat true52812.1
6) Mostly true151434.8
7) Absolutely true218850.2
Missing76
Total4356100.0
164) How true is the following statement - My ultimate responsibility as a person of faith is to love and worship God. (LOVWRSHP)
 TOTAL%
1) Absolutely false270.6
2) Mostly false511.2
3) Somewhat false1282.9
4) I'm not sure1393.2
5) Somewhat true66915.3
6) Mostly true106524.4
7) Absolutely true228352.3
Missing70
Total4362100.0
165) How true is the following statement - My ultimate responsibility as a person of faith is to devote my life to helping other people. (HELPOTHS)
 TOTAL%
1) Absolutely false441.0
2) Mostly false561.3
3) Somewhat false1393.2
4) I'm not sure2706.2
5) Somewhat true130329.9
6) Mostly true149334.3
7) Absolutely true104724.1
Missing80
Total4352100.0
166) How true is the following statement - The purpose of the Church should be to help reduce pain and suffering in the world. (NOPAIN)
 TOTAL%
1) Absolutely false1343.1
2) Mostly false1814.2
3) Somewhat false3167.3
4) I'm not sure3387.8
5) Somewhat true171839.5
6) Mostly true100423.1
7) Absolutely true65815.1
Missing83
Total4349100.0
167) How true is the following statement - The purpose of the church should be to strengthen faith in God. (STRNFTH)
 TOTAL%
1) Absolutely false30.1
2) Mostly false100.2
3) Somewhat false260.6
4) I'm not sure441.0
5) Somewhat true56212.9
6) Mostly true131030.1
7) Absolutely true240255.1
Missing75
Total4357100.0
168) How true is the following statement - My faith helps me feel good about myself. (FEELGOOD)
 TOTAL%
1) Absolutely false120.3
2) Mostly false220.5
3) Somewhat false461.1
4) I'm not sure1343.1
5) Somewhat true93421.5
6) Mostly true165538.0
7) Absolutely true154835.6
Missing81
Total4351100.0
169) How true is the following statement - My faith causes me to pay less attention to myself. (FOCUSOTH)
 TOTAL%
1) Absolutely false3447.9
2) Mostly false3187.3
3) Somewhat false52812.2
4) I'm not sure55912.9
5) Somewhat true119927.6
6) Mostly true89820.7
7) Absolutely true49811.5
Missing88
Total4344100.0
170) How true is the following statement - I am certain that God exists. (YESGOD)
 TOTAL%
1) Absolutely false140.3
2) Mostly false70.2
3) Somewhat false70.2
4) I'm not sure631.4
5) Somewhat true721.7
6) Mostly true4059.3
7) Absolutely true379087.0
Missing74
Total4358100.0
171) How true is the following statement - I believe in life after death. (AFTERLIF)
 TOTAL%
1) Absolutely false852.0
2) Mostly false400.9
3) Somewhat false230.5
4) I'm not sure3167.3
5) Somewhat true1523.5
6) Mostly true50111.5
7) Absolutely true322474.3
Missing91
Total4341100.0
172) How true is the following statement - The Bible is about how God saves those who believe. (BIBGODSV)
 TOTAL%
1) Absolutely false992.3
2) Mostly false1683.9
3) Somewhat false2756.3
4) I'm not sure2245.2
5) Somewhat true119727.6
6) Mostly true96122.1
7) Absolutely true141932.7
Missing89
Total4343100.0
173) How true is the following statement - The Bible is about the kind of world God wants us to create. (NEWORLD)
 TOTAL%
1) Absolutely false2175.0
2) Mostly false1563.6
3) Somewhat false2626.1
4) I'm not sure3067.1
5) Somewhat true121328.1
6) Mostly true112926.1
7) Absolutely true103524.0
Missing114
Total4318100.0
174) How true is the following statement - I often pray for God's help when I have problems. (PRAYHELP)
 TOTAL%
1) Absolutely false130.3
2) Mostly false320.7
3) Somewhat false491.1
4) I'm not sure230.5
5) Somewhat true50911.7
6) Mostly true127829.4
7) Absolutely true245056.3
Missing78
Total4354100.0
175) How true is the following statement - I often pray that God will help other people. (PRAYPEOP)
 TOTAL%
1) Absolutely false100.2
2) Mostly false210.5
3) Somewhat false280.6
4) I'm not sure330.8
5) Somewhat true53812.4
6) Mostly true139732.1
7) Absolutely true232153.4
Missing84
Total4348100.0
176) How true is the following statement - Jesus to me is a teacher who shows me how to love and serve. (JCTEACH)
 TOTAL%
1) Absolutely false150.3
2) Mostly false110.3
3) Somewhat false270.6
4) I'm not sure400.9
5) Somewhat true51511.8
6) Mostly true119427.4
7) Absolutely true255258.6
Missing78
Total4354100.0
177) How true is the following statement - Jesus to me is a friend who cares for me each day. (JCCARES)
 TOTAL%
1) Absolutely false230.5
2) Mostly false390.9
3) Somewhat false902.1
4) I'm not sure1192.7
5) Somewhat true53512.3
6) Mostly true91821.1
7) Absolutely true261760.3
Missing91
Total4341100.0
178) How true is the following statement - My faith teaches me how to sacrifice for the good of others. (SACRIFCE)
 TOTAL%
1) Absolutely false80.2
2) Mostly false380.9
3) Somewhat false1142.6
4) I'm not sure3347.7
5) Somewhat true129429.8
6) Mostly true147534.0
7) Absolutely true107524.8
Missing94
Total4338100.0
179) How true is the following statement - My faith teaches me how to find true happiness. (TRUHAPPY)
 TOTAL%
1) Absolutely false110.3
2) Mostly false320.7
3) Somewhat false1012.3
4) I'm not sure2565.9
5) Somewhat true102523.6
6) Mostly true137531.7
7) Absolutely true153635.4
Missing96
Total4336100.0
180) How true is the following statement - The good Christian should pay attention to spiritual matters. (SPMATTER)
 TOTAL%
1) Absolutely false40.1
2) Mostly false150.3
3) Somewhat false350.8
4) I'm not sure1894.4
5) Somewhat true81018.7
6) Mostly true135231.1
7) Absolutely true193844.6
Missing89
Total4343100.0
181) How true is the following statement - The good Christian should pay attention to politics. (POLITICS)
 TOTAL%
1) Absolutely false862.0
2) Mostly false1703.9
3) Somewhat false2656.1
4) I'm not sure67415.6
5) Somewhat true136131.4
6) Mostly true104824.2
7) Absolutely true72616.8
Missing102
Total4330100.0
182) How true is the following statement - When I am successful at something, I know God is with me. (SUCCESS)
 TOTAL%
1) Absolutely false531.2
2) Mostly false821.9
3) Somewhat false1724.0
4) I'm not sure3768.6
5) Somewhat true86920.0
6) Mostly true107724.8
7) Absolutely true172239.6
Missing81
Total4351100.0
183) How true is the following statement - When a person trusts me enough to share his or her pain with me, I know God is present. (GODHERE)
 TOTAL%
1) Absolutely false230.5
2) Mostly false431.0
3) Somewhat false862.0
4) I'm not sure44310.2
5) Somewhat true87520.1
6) Mostly true128729.5
7) Absolutely true160036.7
Missing75
Total4357100.0
184) How do you describe yourself? (RACE)
 TOTAL%
1) American Indian80.2
2) Asian or Pacific Islander120.3
3) Black751.7
4) Latino or Hispanic380.9
5) White418495.9
6) Bi-racial or bi-cultural441.0
Missing71
Total4361100.0
185) How old are you? (AGE)
 TOTAL%
1) 11-1460.1
2) 15-20310.7
3) 21-24872.0
4) 25-292966.7
5) 30-39147833.6
6) 40-49115626.3
7) 50-5964814.7
8) 60-6945910.4
9) 70-792034.6
10) 80 or older370.8
Missing31
Total4401100.0
186) Where do you live? (LIVE)
 TOTAL%
1) On a farm3848.8
2) In the open country, not on a farm58513.4
3) On an American Indian reservation10.0
4) In a small town or village (under 2,500 in population)59813.7
5) In a town (2,500 to 9,999)58413.4
6) In a small city (10,000 to 49,999)75717.4
7) In a medium size central city (50,000 to 250,000)3969.1
8) In a suburb of a medium size central city2365.4
9) In a large central city (over 250,000)2185.0
10) In a suburb of a large central city59213.6
Missing81
Total4351100.0
187) To how much of a degree have you changed in the last 2 to 3 years - The degree to which my faith shapes how I think and act. (HOWIACT)
 TOTAL%
1) Much less now80.2
2) Somewhat less now902.1
3) About the same as 2 or 3 years ago159836.5
4) Somewhat greater now180141.1
5) Much greater now88320.2
Missing52
Total4380100.0
188) To how much of a degree have you changed in the last 2 to 3 years - The effort I make to get involved in activities that help me grow spiritually. (INVOLVED)
 TOTAL%
1) Much less now230.5
2) Somewhat less now3067.0
3) About the same as 2 or 3 years ago162037.1
4) Somewhat greater now164837.7
5) Much greater now77317.7
Missing62
Total4370100.0
189) To how much of a degree have you changed in the last 2 to 3 years - The time I spend talking to others about my faith. (TALK2OTH)
 TOTAL%
1) Much less now290.7
2) Somewhat less now1934.4
3) About the same as 2 or 3 years ago231352.9
4) Somewhat greater now137031.4
5) Much greater now46510.6
Missing62
Total4370100.0
190) To how much of a degree have you changed in the last 2 to 3 years - The amount of time I spend working for peace and social justice. (WORKPEAC)
 TOTAL%
1) Much less now1964.5
2) Somewhat less now3868.9
3) About the same as 2 or 3 years ago337577.5
4) Somewhat greater now3297.6
5) Much greater now681.6
Missing78
Total4354100.0
191) To how much of a degree have you changed in the last 2 to 3 years - The degree to which I accept people who believe differently than I do. (DIFFOTHS)
 TOTAL%
1) Much less now150.3
2) Somewhat less now912.1
3) About the same as 2 or 3 years ago244656.0
4) Somewhat greater now141532.4
5) Much greater now3999.1
Missing66
Total4366100.0
192) To how much of a degree have you changed in the last 2 to 3 years - The degree to which my life has meaning and purpose (MEMEANNG)
 TOTAL%
1) Much less now150.3
2) Somewhat less now982.2
3) About the same as 2 or 3 years ago149434.3
4) Somewhat greater now188243.1
5) Much greater now87320.0
Missing70
Total4362100.0
193) To how much of a degree have you changed in the last 2 to 3 years - The degree to which I apply my faith to political or social issues. (POLUISSU)
 TOTAL%
1) Much less now661.5
2) Somewhat less now1754.0
3) About the same as 2 or 3 years ago290266.8
4) Somewhat greater now94921.9
5) Much greater now2515.8
Missing89
Total4343100.0
194) To how much of a degree have you changed in the last 2 to 3 years - The amount of time I spend reading and studying the Bible. (TIMESPNT)
 TOTAL%
1) Much less now390.9
2) Somewhat less now2545.8
3) About the same as 2 or 3 years ago207347.5
4) Somewhat greater now135731.1
5) Much greater now64214.7
Missing67
Total4365100.0
195) To how much of a degree have you changed in the last 2 to 3 years - The time I spend worshiping and praying with others. (TMEWRSHP)
 TOTAL%
1) Much less now210.5
2) Somewhat less now1513.5
3) About the same as 2 or 3 years ago224351.4
4) Somewhat greater now133030.5
5) Much greater now61914.2
Missing68
Total4364100.0
196) To how much of a degree have you changed in the last 2 to 3 years - The degree to which I show love to people I meet. (LOVE2OTH)
 TOTAL%
1) Much less now40.1
2) Somewhat less now511.2
3) About the same as 2 or 3 years ago213649.0
4) Somewhat greater now168938.8
5) Much greater now47811.0
Missing74
Total4358100.0
197) To how much of a degree have you changed in the last 2 to 3 years - The sense of personal responsibility I feel for reducing pain and suffering in the world. (PERSRSP)
 TOTAL%
1) Much less now270.6
2) Somewhat less now1703.9
3) About the same as 2 or 3 years ago285765.6
4) Somewhat greater now106724.5
5) Much greater now2355.4
Missing76
Total4356100.0
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198) To how much of a degree have you changed in the last 2 to 3 years - The degree to which I feel that God is guiding me. (HEGUIDES)
 TOTAL%
1) Much less now60.1
2) Somewhat less now701.6
3) About the same as 2 or 3 years ago163637.6
4) Somewhat greater now170539.2
5) Much greater now93521.5
Missing80
Total4352100.0
199) To how much of a degree have you changed in the last 2 to 3 years - The degree to which I care about hunger and poverty in the world. (WORLDPOV)
 TOTAL%
1) Much less now150.3
2) Somewhat less now791.8
3) About the same as 2 or 3 years ago264860.9
4) Somewhat greater now128329.5
5) Much greater now3267.5
Missing81
Total4351100.0
200) To how much of a degree have you changed in the last 2 to 3 years - The amount of time and money I give to help other people. (AMTTIME)
 TOTAL%
1) Much less now190.4
2) Somewhat less now1162.7
3) About the same as 2 or 3 years ago166338.2
4) Somewhat greater now205747.2
5) Much greater now50011.5
Missing77
Total4355100.0
201) To how much of a degree have you changed in the last 2 to 3 years - The degree to which I am convinced that God is active in the world. (GODACTIV)
 TOTAL%
1) Much less now60.1
2) Somewhat less now320.7
3) About the same as 2 or 3 years ago202946.5
4) Somewhat greater now140932.3
5) Much greater now88620.3
Missing70
Total4362100.0
202) To how much of a degree have you changed in the last 2 to 3 years - The degree to which I let God into my life. (LETGODIN)
 TOTAL%
1) Much less now90.2
2) Somewhat less now741.7
3) About the same as 2 or 3 years ago159536.5
4) Somewhat greater now168838.7
5) Much greater now99922.9
Missing67
Total4365100.0
203) To how much of a degree have you changed in the last 2 to 3 years - The importance of my spiritual life. (SPIRLIFE)
 TOTAL%
1) Much less now70.2
2) Somewhat less now501.1
3) About the same as 2 or 3 years ago144733.2
4) Somewhat greater now165237.9
5) Much greater now120227.6
Missing74
Total4358100.0
204) To how much of a degree have you changed in the last 2 to 3 years - The amount of stress and anxiety in my life. (AMTSTRES)
 TOTAL%
1) Much less now3668.4
2) Somewhat less now90220.7
3) About the same as 2 or 3 years ago140932.3
4) Somewhat greater now122428.1
5) Much greater now46010.5
Missing71
Total4361100.0
205) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE NOT ON THE PAID STAFF OF THEIR CONGREGATION: How much do you agree with the following statement - If I had to change churches, I would feel a great sense of loss. (CHNGCHR)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree892.4
2) Disagree3238.9
3) Not sure50914.0
4) Agree124534.1
5) Strongly agree148140.6
Missing785
Total3647100.0
206) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE NOT ON THE PAID STAFF OF THEIR CONGREGATION: How much do you agree with the following statement - I feel at home in this church. (HOMEINCH)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree290.8
2) Disagree872.4
3) Not sure1724.7
4) Agree135737.2
5) Strongly agree200054.9
Missing787
Total3645100.0
207) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE NOT ON THE PAID STAFF OF THEIR CONGREGATION: How much do you agree with the following statement - I would change churches if my church developed major leadership or financial problems. (LDRPROBS)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree113331.2
2) Disagree124034.2
3) Not sure92225.4
4) Agree2216.1
5) Strongly agree1133.1
Missing803
Total3629100.0
208) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE NOT ON THE PAID STAFF OF THEIR CONGREGATION: How much do you agree with the following statement - The church I attend matters a great deal to me. (LIKEMYCH)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree250.7
2) Disagree802.2
3) Not sure1815.0
4) Agree131436.1
5) Strongly agree204256.1
Missing790
Total3642100.0
209) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE NOT ON THE PAID STAFF OF THEIR CONGREGATION: Which of these most helps you find meaning and purpose in life? (HELPSME)
 TOTAL%
1) Religious TV and radio programs361.0
2) My own private religious experiences, such as prayer and meditation118532.7
3) My church220960.9
4) Religious groups or events outside of my church1985.5
Missing804
Total3628100.0
210) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE NOT ON THE PAID STAFF OF THEIR CONGREGATION: Which of these gives you the most help with moral questions? (MORAL?S)
 TOTAL%
1) Religious TV and radio programs922.5
2) My own private religious experiences, such as prayer and meditation137638.1
3) My church188352.2
4) Religious groups or events outside of my church2597.2
Missing822
Total3610100.0
211) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE NOT ON THE PAID STAFF OF THEIR CONGREGATION: Which of these most helps you grow spiritually? (SPIRGRWS)
 TOTAL%
1) Religious TV and radio programs461.3
2) My own private religious experiences, such as prayer and meditation87124.1
3) My church246668.3
4) Religious groups or events outside of my church2286.3
Missing821
Total3611100.0
212) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE NOT ON THE PAID STAFF OF THEIR CONGREGATION: How important to you is belonging to a church? (BELONGCH)
 TOTAL%
1) Very important266973.3
2) Important75820.8
3) Somewhat important1754.8
4) Not too important300.8
5) Not at all important90.2
Missing791
Total3641100.0
213) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE NOT ON THE PAID STAFF OF THEIR CONGREGATION: How often do you attend worship services at your church? (ATTENDCH)
 TOTAL%
1) Never10.0
2) A few times a year391.1
3) About once a month872.4
4) Two or three times a month3369.2
5) About once a week227362.3
6) More than once a week91125.0
Missing785
Total3647100.0
214) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE NOT ON THE PAID STAFF OF THEIR CONGREGATION: How many hours during the past month did you attend programs or events at your church (other than worship)? (HRSATTND)
 TOTAL%
1) 0 hours42211.6
2) 1-2 hours71119.6
3) 3-5 hours112631.1
4) 6-10 hours81722.5
5) 11-20 hours37210.3
6) More than 20 hours1774.9
Missing807
Total3625100.0
215) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE NOT ON THE PAID STAFF OF THEIR CONGREGATION: How many hours during the past month did you give volunteer time at your church to teach, lead, serve on a committee, or help with some program or event? (HRSVOLCH)
 TOTAL%
1) 0 hours1163.2
2) 1-2 hours40511.2
3) 3-5 hours124534.3
4) 6-10 hours109530.2
5) 11-20 hours44012.1
6) More than 20 hours3289.0
Missing803
Total3629100.0
216) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE NOT ON THE PAID STAFF OF THEIR CONGREGATION: How many hours during the past month did you participate in religious events, programs, or groups outside of your church? (HRSPART)
 TOTAL%
1) 0 hours193453.5
2) 1-2 hours79321.9
3) 3-5 hours47213.1
4) 6-10 hours2496.9
5) 11-20 hours972.7
6) More than 20 hours691.9
Missing818
Total3614100.0
217) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE NOT ON THE PAID STAFF OF THEIR CONGREGATION: With which denomination is your church affiliated? - Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) (DISCIPLS)
 TOTAL%
0) No301282.3
1) Yes64617.7
Missing774
Total3658100.0
218) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE NOT ON THE PAID STAFF OF THEIR CONGREGATION: With which denomination is your church affiliated? - Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA)
 TOTAL%
0) No284377.7
1) Yes81522.3
Missing774
Total3658100.0
219) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE NOT ON THE PAID STAFF OF THEIR CONGREGATION: With which denomination is your church affiliated? - Presbyterian Church (U.S.A) (PCUSA)
 TOTAL%
0) No300582.1
1) Yes65317.9
Missing774
Total3658100.0
220) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE NOT ON THE PAID STAFF OF THEIR CONGREGATION: With which denomination is your church affiliated? - Southern Baptist Convention (SBC)
 TOTAL%
0) No322588.2
1) Yes43311.8
Missing774
Total3658100.0
221) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE NOT ON THE PAID STAFF OF THEIR CONGREGATION: With which denomination is your church affiliated? - United Methodist Church (UMC)
 TOTAL%
0) No309484.6
1) Yes56415.4
Missing774
Total3658100.0
222) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE NOT ON THE PAID STAFF OF THEIR CONGREGATION: With which denomination is your church affiliated? - United Church of Christ (UCC)
 TOTAL%
0) No302082.6
1) Yes63817.4
Missing774
Total3658100.0
223) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE NOT ON THE PAID STAFF OF THEIR CONGREGATION: With which denomination is your church affiliated? - I do not know. (NOTKNOW)
 TOTAL%
0) No365899.8
1) Yes90.2
Missing765
Total3667100.0
224) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE NOT ON THE PAID STAFF OF THEIR CONGREGATION: How important is it to you to attend a church of the denomination you marked above? (ATTDENOM)
 TOTAL%
1) It's extremely important to me87824.0
2) It's important to me139338.1
3) It's somewhat important to me73520.1
4) It's not too important to me2938.0
5) It's not important at all3569.7
Missing777
Total3655100.0
225) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE NOT ON THE PAID STAFF OF THEIR CONGREGATION: How satisfied are you with the denomination you marked in question 204? (SATDENOM)
 TOTAL%
1) Very satisfied165045.1
2) Satisfied141738.7
3) Somewhat satisfied48713.3
4) Dissatisfied892.4
5) Very dissatisfied160.4
Missing773
Total3659100.0
226) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE NOT ON THE PAID STAFF OF THEIR CONGREGATION: If you moved to another city that had many churches from which to choose, would you attend a church of the same denomination you now attend? (SAMDENOM)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes, absolutely120332.9
2) Yes, probably183650.2
3) Maybe51013.9
4) Probably not872.4
5) No220.6
Missing774
Total3658100.0
227) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE 18 YEARS OR OLDER: What is the highest level of education you have completed? (EDUCATIO)
 TOTAL%
1) Completed some grade school70.2
2) Completed grade school200.5
3) Took some high school671.6
4) Completed high school73917.9
5) Went to vocational school2445.9
6) Took some college74217.9
7) Completed college73517.8
8) Did some graduate or professional degree work42710.3
9) Completed a graduate or professional degree115928.0
Missing292
Total4140100.0
228) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE 18 YEARS OR OLDER: How much did your family or household earn in 1987? (INCOME)
 TOTAL%
1) Less than $7,000892.1
2) $7,000 - $12,0002105.1
3) $12,001 -$16,0002335.6
4) $16,001 - $20,0003047.3
5) $20,001 - $25,00051212.3
6) $25,001 - $38,000113027.2
7) $38,001 - $50,00083920.2
8) $50,001 - $75,00058414.1
9) $75,001 - $100,0001704.1
10) More than $100,000852.0
Missing276
Total4156100.0
229) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE 18 YEARS OR OLDER: Which of the following best applies to you? (MARITAL)
 TOTAL%
1) Single and never married2566.0
2) Single, but living with someone in a committed relationship140.3
3) Married327377.0
4) Divorced, now single1834.3
5) Divorced and remarried2926.9
6) Widowed, now single1623.8
7) Widowed and remarried400.9
8) Separated310.7
Missing181
Total4251100.0
230) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE 18 YEARS OR OLDER: What is your political party preference? (POLPARTY)
 TOTAL%
1) Strong Democrat56413.4
2) Not very strong Democrat62714.9
3) Independent, close to Democrat55313.1
4) Independent, no preference67616.0
5) Independent, close to Republican48011.4
6) No very strong Republican75117.8
7) Strong Republican57013.5
Missing211
Total4221100.0
231) Which of the following best describes your political orientation? (POLORIEN)
 TOTAL%
1) Extremely liberal521.2
2) Liberal52112.1
3) Slightly liberal55312.8
4) Moderate144733.5
5) Slightly conservative82119.0
6) Conservative84619.6
7) Extremely conservative781.8
Missing114
Total4318100.0
232) How many people belong to your church? (NUMCHRCH)
 TOTAL%
1) Less than 10052411.9
2) 100-200116326.5
3) 201-500172839.4
4) 501-99960313.7
5) 1,000 or more3708.4
Missing44
Total4388100.0
233) How well do you think your church does at making a difference in the lives of children (grades 1-6) (KIDSCH)
 TOTAL%
1) Poor882.0
2) Fair3287.5
3) OK51611.9
4) Good111925.7
5) Very good149234.3
6) Excellent66815.3
7) Outstanding1433.3
Missing78
Total4354100.0
234) How well do you think your church does at making a difference in the lives of teenagers? (TEENSCH)
 TOTAL%
1) Poor4209.7
2) Fair61214.1
3) OK63714.7
4) Good113326.1
5) Very good100123.1
6) Excellent44710.3
7) Outstanding922.1
Missing90
Total4342100.0
235) How well do you think your church does at making a difference in the lives of adults? (ADULTCH)
 TOTAL%
1) Poor1102.5
2) Fair3057.0
3) OK56712.9
4) Good123028.1
5) Very good141232.2
6) Excellent64614.7
7) Outstanding1112.5
Missing51
Total4381100.0
236) Is the following a current Christian education responsibility of yours - Teach Sunday school for Pre-kindergarten (TCHGRPK)
 TOTAL%
0) No371686.4
1) Yes58413.6
Missing132
Total4300100.0
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237) Is the following a current Christian education responsibility of yours - Teach Sunday school for Kindergarten. (TCHGRK)
 TOTAL%
0) No374987.2
1) Yes55112.8
Missing132
Total4300100.0
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238) Is the following a current Christian education responsibility of yours - Teach Sunday school for Grade 1 (TCHGR1)
 TOTAL%
0) No369085.8
1) Yes61014.2
Missing132
Total4300100.0
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239) Is the following a current Christian education responsibility of yours - Teach Sunday school for Grade 2. (TCHGR2)
 TOTAL%
0) No371186.3
1) Yes58913.7
Missing132
Total4300100.0
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240) Is the following a current Christian education responsibility of yours - Teach Sunday school for Grade 3. (TCHGR3)
 TOTAL%
0) No371086.3
1) Yes59013.7
Missing132
Total4300100.0
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241) Is the following a current Christian education responsibility of yours - Teach Sunday school for Grade 4. (TCHGR4)
 TOTAL%
0) No372286.6
1) Yes57813.4
Missing132
Total4300100.0
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242) Is the following a current Christian education responsibility of yours - Teach Sunday school for Grade 5. (TCHGR5)
 TOTAL%
0) No372686.7
1) Yes57413.3
Missing132
Total4300100.0
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243) Is the following a current Christian education responsibility of yours - Teach Sunday school for Grade 6. (TCHGR6)
 TOTAL%
0) No373386.8
1) Yes56713.2
Missing132
Total4300100.0
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244) Is the following a current Christian education responsibility of yours - Teach Sunday school for Grade 7. (TCHGR7)
 TOTAL%
0) No379588.3
1) Yes50511.7
Missing132
Total4300100.0
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245) Is the following a current Christian education responsibility of yours - Teach Sunday school for Grade 8. (TCHGR8)
 TOTAL%
0) No381488.7
1) Yes48611.3
Missing132
Total4300100.0
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246) Is the following a current Christian education responsibility of yours - Teach Sunday school for Grade 9. (TCHGR9)
 TOTAL%
0) No391491.0
1) Yes3869.0
Missing132
Total4300100.0
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247) Is the following a current Christian education responsibility of yours - Teach Sunday school for Grade 10. (TCHGR10)
 TOTAL%
0) No394691.8
1) Yes3548.2
Missing132
Total4300100.0
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248) Is the following a current Christian education responsibility of yours - Teach Sunday school for Grade 11. (TCHGR11)
 TOTAL%
0) No395391.9
1) Yes3478.1
Missing132
Total4300100.0
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249) Is the following a current Christian education responsibility of yours - Teach Sunday school for Grade 12. (TCHGR12)
 TOTAL%
0) No395792.0
1) Yes3438.0
Missing132
Total4300100.0
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250) Is the following a current Christian education responsibility of yours - Teach Sunday school for young adults. (TCHYADL)
 TOTAL%
0) No405294.2
1) Yes2485.8
Missing132
Total4300100.0
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251) Is the following a current Christian education responsibility of yours - Teach Sunday school for adults. (TCHADLT)
 TOTAL%
0) No336078.1
1) Yes94021.9
Missing132
Total4300100.0
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252) Is the following a current Christian education responsibility of yours - Lead Bible studies for children. (STDYKIDS)
 TOTAL%
0) No375487.3
1) Yes54612.7
Missing132
Total4300100.0
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253) Is the following a current Christian education responsibility of yours - Lead Bible studies for teenagers. (STDYTEEN)
 TOTAL%
0) No391891.1
1) Yes3828.9
Missing132
Total4300100.0
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254) Is the following a current Christian education responsibility of yours - Lead Bible studies for young adults. (STDYYADL)
 TOTAL%
0) No409695.3
1) Yes2044.7
Missing132
Total4300100.0
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255) Is the following a current Christian education responsibility of yours - Lead Bible studies for adults. (STDYADLT)
 TOTAL%
0) No332777.4
1) Yes97322.6
Missing132
Total4300100.0
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256) Is the following a current Christian education responsibility of yours - Lead workshops or retreats for adults. (LEADRTRT)
 TOTAL%
0) No387790.2
1) Yes4239.8
Missing132
Total4300100.0
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257) Is the following a current Christian education responsibility of yours - Teach confirmation. (TCHCONF)
 TOTAL%
0) No383089.1
1) Yes47010.9
Missing132
Total4300100.0
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258) Is the following a current Christian education responsibility of yours - Teach Vacation Bible School. (VACBIBSC)
 TOTAL%
0) No308971.8
1) Yes121128.2
Missing132
Total4300100.0
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259) Is the following a current Christian education responsibility of yours - Lead a youth ministry program. (YTHMINST)
 TOTAL%
0) No388790.4
1) Yes4139.6
Missing132
Total4300100.0
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260) Is the following a current Christian education responsibility of yours - Conduct child or youth choir. (YCHOIR)
 TOTAL%
0) No410995.6
1) Yes1914.4
Missing132
Total4300100.0
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261) Is the following a current Christian education responsibility of yours - Teach new member classes. (NEWMEMCL)
 TOTAL%
0) No388490.3
1) Yes4169.7
Missing132
Total4300100.0
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262) Is the following a current Christian education responsibility of yours - Lead teacher training events. (TRAINTCH)
 TOTAL%
0) No393091.4
1) Yes3708.6
Missing132
Total4300100.0
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263) Is the following a current Christian education responsibility of yours - Provide spiritual counseling. (SPIRCOUN)
 TOTAL%
0) No364484.7
1) Yes65615.3
Missing132
Total4300100.0
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264) Is the following a current Christian education responsibility of yours - Lead a support group for adults. (ADSUPPGR)
 TOTAL%
0) No413296.1
1) Yes1683.9
Missing132
Total4300100.0
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265) Is the following a current Christian education responsibility of yours - Coordinate camping for children or youth. (KIDCAMP)
 TOTAL%
0) No402893.7
1) Yes2726.3
Missing132
Total4300100.0
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266) Is the following a current Christian education responsibility of yours - Lead or organize prayer groups. (PRAYGRPS)
 TOTAL%
0) No399292.8
1) Yes3087.2
Missing132
Total4300100.0
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267) Is the following a current Christian education responsibility of yours - Coordinate social service projects for children or youth. (COORCAMP)
 TOTAL%
0) No407194.7
1) Yes2295.3
Missing132
Total4300100.0
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268) Is the following a current Christian education responsibility of yours - Coordinate social service projects for adults. (COORSERV)
 TOTAL%
0) No409995.3
1) Yes2014.7
Missing132
Total4300100.0
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269) Is the following a current Christian education responsibility of yours - Organize and plan adult education events other than on Sunday mornings. (ORGOTHAD)
 TOTAL%
0) No371586.4
1) Yes58513.6
Missing132
Total4300100.0
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270) Is the following a current Christian education responsibility of yours - Teach parent education or family education. (PARFAMED)
 TOTAL%
0) No418297.3
1) Yes1182.7
Missing132
Total4300100.0
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271) Is the following a current Christian education responsibility of yours - Other. (OTHERRSP)
 TOTAL%
0) No372386.6
1) Yes57713.4
Missing132
Total4300100.0
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272) Is the following a current Christian education responsibility of yours - Serve as director of Christian education. (SRVDIRXN)
 TOTAL%
0) No403993.9
1) Yes2616.1
Missing132
Total4300100.0
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273) Is the following a current Christian education responsibility of yours - Serve as Sunday school superintendent. (SRVSSUPR)
 TOTAL%
0) No394691.8
1) Yes3548.2
Missing132
Total4300100.0
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274) Is the following a current Christian education responsibility of yours - Serve as coordinator of adult education. (COORADED)
 TOTAL%
0) No419897.6
1) Yes1022.4
Missing132
Total4300100.0
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275) Is the following a current Christian education responsibility of yours - Serve as chair of Christian education committee. (CHAIRCOM)
 TOTAL%
0) No402293.5
1) Yes2786.5
Missing132
Total4300100.0
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276) Is the following a current Christian education responsibility of yours - Serve as director of family ministry. (DIRFAMIN)
 TOTAL%
0) No426999.3
1) Yes310.7
Missing132
Total4300100.0
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277) Is the following a current Christian education responsibility of yours - Serve as minister or pastor. (MINPSTR)
 TOTAL%
0) No370886.2
1) Yes59213.8
Missing132
Total4300100.0
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278) How does the following describe your education programs for grades 1-6? Program is innovative and creative. (CRTV16)
 TOTAL%
1) Not true41410.2
2) Somewhat true202149.6
3) Very true163640.2
Missing361
Total4071100.0
279) How does the following describe your education programs for grades 1-6? Program challenges participants to think. (CHAL16)
 TOTAL%
1) Not true2506.3
2) Somewhat true205652.0
3) Very true165041.7
Missing476
Total3956100.0
280) How does the following describe your education programs for grades 1-6? Program is well planned and administered. (PLAN16)
 TOTAL%
1) Not true2776.8
2) Somewhat true166341.0
3) Very true212052.2
Missing372
Total4060100.0
281) How does the following describe your education programs for grades 1-6? Program addresses participants' needs and interests. (NEED16)
 TOTAL%
1) Not true2326.0
2) Somewhat true192249.5
3) Very true172544.5
Missing553
Total3879100.0
282) How does the following describe your education programs for grades 1-6? Program promotes growth in religious faith and conviction. (GROW16)
 TOTAL%
1) Not true1383.5
2) Somewhat true159240.0
3) Very true224656.5
Missing456
Total3976100.0
283) How does the following describe your education programs for grades 1-6? Teachers/leaders enjoy participation. (PART16)
 TOTAL%
1) Not true832.1
2) Somewhat true140034.8
3) Very true254163.1
Missing408
Total4024100.0
284) How does the following describe your education programs for grades 1-6? Participants enjoy the program. (PROG16)
 TOTAL%
1) Not true711.8
2) Somewhat true157140.0
3) Very true229058.2
Missing500
Total3932100.0
285) How does the following describe your education programs for grades 1-6? Teachers/leaders show enthusiasm for Christian education. (ENTH16)
 TOTAL%
1) Not true1403.4
2) Somewhat true144635.6
3) Very true247560.9
Missing371
Total4061100.0
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286) How does the following describe your education programs for grades 1-6? Teachers/leaders have high expectations for learning. (EXPT16)
 TOTAL%
1) Not true3559.2
2) Somewhat true190149.5
3) Very true158741.3
Missing589
Total3843100.0
287) How does the following describe your education programs for grades 1-6? Teachers/leaders know how to minimize discipline problems. (DISC16)
 TOTAL%
1) Not true2787.2
2) Somewhat true192849.9
3) Very true165542.9
Missing571
Total3861100.0
288) How does the following describe your education programs for grades 1-6? Teachers/leaders deal well with conflict. (CONF16)
 TOTAL%
1) Not true2346.5
2) Somewhat true179750.1
3) Very true155843.4
Missing843
Total3589100.0
289) How does the following describe your education programs for grades 1-6? Teachers/leaders encourage participants to raise questions about religious doctrine and theological ideas. (QUES16)
 TOTAL%
1) Not true53915.2
2) Somewhat true163746.2
3) Very true136538.5
Missing891
Total3541100.0
290) How does the following describe your education programs for grades 1-6? Classes and events feel warm and inviting. (WARM16)
 TOTAL%
1) Not true771.9
2) Somewhat true110327.6
3) Very true282270.5
Missing430
Total4002100.0
291) How does the following describe your education programs for grades 1-6? Teachers/leaders are caring and loving. (CARE16)
 TOTAL%
1) Not true230.6
2) Somewhat true63315.5
3) Very true341883.9
Missing358
Total4074100.0
292) How does the following describe your education programs for grades 1-6? The pastor(s) show(s) a deep commitment to Christian education. (CMMT16)
 TOTAL%
1) Not true1804.4
2) Somewhat true91722.5
3) Very true297973.1
Missing356
Total4076100.0
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293) How does the following describe your education programs for grades 1-6? The pastor(s) is/are involved in doing Christian education. (INVL16)
 TOTAL%
1) Not true68517.2
2) Somewhat true122430.7
3) Very true208352.2
Missing440
Total3992100.0
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294) How does the following describe your education programs for grades 1-6? The pastor(s) is/are knowledgeable about the theory and practice of Christian education. (KNOW16)
 TOTAL%
1) Not true1173.0
2) Somewhat true83621.2
3) Very true299475.9
Missing485
Total3947100.0
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295) How does the following describe your education programs for grades 1-6? The pastor(s) is/are enthusiastic about Christian education. (ENGY16)
 TOTAL%
1) Not true1784.4
2) Somewhat true83520.7
3) Very true302574.9
Missing394
Total4038100.0
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296) How does the following describe your education programs for grades 1-6? Your church council (or governing board) is interested in Christian education. (COUN16)
 TOTAL%
1) Not true1664.2
2) Somewhat true138134.8
3) Very true242361.0
Missing462
Total3970100.0
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297) How does the following describe your education programs for grades 1-6? Adults in your congregation place high priority on Christian education. (PRID16)
 TOTAL%
1) Not true3659.2
2) Somewhat true170042.9
3) Very true190047.9
Missing467
Total3965100.0
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298) How does the following describe your education programs for grades 1-6? Teachers/leaders know how religious faith forms and develops. (FORM16)
 TOTAL%
1) Not true2927.7
2) Somewhat true203353.7
3) Very true146338.6
Missing644
Total3788100.0
299) How does the following describe your education programs for grades 1-6? Teachers/leaders know about educational theory and practice. (DTRY16)
 TOTAL%
1) Not true49613.3
2) Somewhat true224960.4
3) Very true98026.3
Missing707
Total3725100.0
300) How does the following describe your education programs for grades 1-6? Teachers/leaders know about different learning styles. (STYL16)
 TOTAL%
1) Not true50613.6
2) Somewhat true215957.8
3) Very true106928.6
Missing698
Total3734100.0
301) How does the following describe your education programs for grades 1-6? Teachers/leaders know and understand the Bible. (BIBL16)
 TOTAL%
1) Not true1363.4
2) Somewhat true225156.7
3) Very true158639.9
Missing459
Total3973100.0
302) How does the following describe your education programs for grades 1-6? Teachers/leaders have teaching competence. (COMP16)
 TOTAL%
1) Not true1443.6
2) Somewhat true184946.8
3) Very true195449.5
Missing485
Total3947100.0
303) How does the following describe your education programs for grades 1-6? Teachers/leaders look for opportunities to know more about effective Christian education. (OPPS16)
 TOTAL%
1) Not true50712.9
2) Somewhat true194349.4
3) Very true148037.7
Missing502
Total3930100.0
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304) How does the following describe your education programs for grades 1-6? Teachers/leaders know and understand the theology and traditions of your denomination. (DENOM16)
 TOTAL%
1) Not true39910.4
2) Somewhat true233560.6
3) Very true112029.1
Missing578
Total3854100.0
305) How does the following describe your education programs for grades 1-6? Space for Christian education is adequate. (SPAC16)
 TOTAL%
1) Not true73717.8
2) Somewhat true111326.9
3) Very true228455.2
Missing298
Total4134100.0
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306) How does the following describe your education programs for grades 1-6? Quality curriculum resources are available. (CURR16)
 TOTAL%
1) Not true1944.8
2) Somewhat true108226.7
3) Very true278368.6
Missing373
Total4059100.0
307) How does the following describe your education programs for grades 1-6? Quality multi-media resources are available. (MEDI16)
 TOTAL%
1) Not true75920.2
2) Somewhat true151840.4
3) Very true148039.4
Missing675
Total3757100.0
308) How does the following describe your education programs for grades 1-6? A quality Christian education library or resource center is available. (LIBR16)
 TOTAL%
1) Not true103826.3
2) Somewhat true157639.9
3) Very true133733.8
Missing481
Total3951100.0
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309) How does the following describe your education programs for grades 1-6? The annual education budget is carefully planned. (BDGT16)
 TOTAL%
1) Not true49813.3
2) Somewhat true131134.9
3) Very true194551.8
Missing678
Total3754100.0
310) How does the following describe your education programs for grades 1-6? Efforts are made to encourage participation of inactive members. (INAC16)
 TOTAL%
1) Not true66416.9
2) Somewhat true198450.6
3) Very true127532.5
Missing509
Total3923100.0
311) How does the following describe your education programs for teenagers? Program is innovative and creative. (CRTVTEEN)
 TOTAL%
1) Not true67518.2
2) Somewhat true182049.1
3) Very true121332.7
Missing724
Total3708100.0
312) How does the following describe your education programs for teenagers? - Program challenges participants to think. (CHALTEEN)
 TOTAL%
1) Not true2988.3
2) Somewhat true163345.3
3) Very true167646.5
Missing825
Total3607100.0
313) How does the following describe your education programs for teenagers? - Program is well planned and administered. (PLANTEEN)
 TOTAL%
1) Not true44112.0
2) Somewhat true168145.6
3) Very true156242.4
Missing748
Total3684100.0
314) How does the following describe your education programs for teenagers? - Program addresses participants' needs and interests. (NEEDTEEN)
 TOTAL%
1) Not true38210.9
2) Somewhat true172449.3
3) Very true139139.8
Missing935
Total3497100.0
315) How does the following describe your education programs for teenagers? - Program promotes growth in religious faith and conviction. (GROWTEEN)
 TOTAL%
1) Not true2667.4
2) Somewhat true156343.4
3) Very true177649.3
Missing827
Total3605100.0
316) How does the following describe your education programs for teenagers? - Teachers/leaders enjoy participation. (PARTTEEN)
 TOTAL%
1) Not true1895.2
2) Somewhat true132536.7
3) Very true209858.1
Missing820
Total3612100.0
317) How does the following describe your education programs for teenagers? - Participants enjoy the program. (PROGTEEN)
 TOTAL%
1) Not true3159.0
2) Somewhat true180351.4
3) Very true138739.6
Missing927
Total3505100.0
318) How does the following describe your education programs for teenagers? - Teachers/leaders show enthusiasm for Christian education. (ENTHTEEN)
 TOTAL%
1) Not true2346.4
2) Somewhat true137937.6
3) Very true205856.1
Missing761
Total3671100.0
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319) How does the following describe your education programs for teenagers? - Teachers/leaders have high expectations for learning. (EXPTTEEN)
 TOTAL%
1) Not true39411.4
2) Somewhat true163347.2
3) Very true143641.5
Missing969
Total3463100.0
320) How does the following describe your education programs for teenagers? - Teachers/leaders know how to minimize discipline problems. (DISCTEEN)
 TOTAL%
1) Not true3319.7
2) Somewhat true160747.3
3) Very true146343.0
Missing1031
Total3401100.0
321) How does the following describe your education programs for teenagers? - Teachers/leaders deal well with conflict. (CONFTEEN)
 TOTAL%
1) Not true2888.9
2) Somewhat true157348.6
3) Very true137542.5
Missing1196
Total3236100.0
322) How does the following describe your education programs for teenagers? - Teachers/leaders encourage participants to raise questions about religious doctrine and theological ideas. (QUESTEEN)
 TOTAL%
1) Not true2818.4
2) Somewhat true116534.6
3) Very true191857.0
Missing1068
Total3364100.0
323) How does the following describe your education programs for teenagers? - Classes and events feel warm and inviting. (WARMTEEN)
 TOTAL%
1) Not true2005.6
2) Somewhat true127135.6
3) Very true210458.9
Missing857
Total3575100.0
324) How does the following describe your education programs for teenagers? - Teachers/leaders are caring and loving. (CARETEEN)
 TOTAL%
1) Not true752.0
2) Somewhat true69318.7
3) Very true293779.3
Missing727
Total3705100.0
325) How does the following describe your education programs for teenagers? - The pastor(s) show(s) a deep commitment to Christian education. (CMMTTEEN)
 TOTAL%
1) Not true1965.1
2) Somewhat true81921.4
3) Very true282173.5
Missing596
Total3836100.0
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326) How does the following describe your education programs for teenagers? - The pastor(s) is/are involved in doing Christian education. (INVLTEEN)
 TOTAL%
1) Not true44711.9
2) Somewhat true102427.2
3) Very true229861.0
Missing663
Total3769100.0
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327) How does the following describe your education programs for teenagers? - The pastor(s) is/are knowledgeable about the theory and practice of Christian education. (KNOWTEEN)
 TOTAL%
1) Not true1022.7
2) Somewhat true74519.9
3) Very true289377.4
Missing692
Total3740100.0
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328) How does the following describe your education programs for teenagers? - The pastor(s) is/are enthusiastic about Christian education. (ENGYTEEN)
 TOTAL%
1) Not true1754.6
2) Somewhat true77520.3
3) Very true286275.1
Missing620
Total3812100.0
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329) How does the following describe your education programs for teenagers? - Your church council (or governing board) is interested in Christian education. (COUNTEEN)
 TOTAL%
1) Not true2005.3
2) Somewhat true130634.8
3) Very true225259.9
Missing674
Total3758100.0
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330) How does the following describe your education programs for teenagers? - Adults in your congregation place high priority on Christian education. (PRIOTEEN)
 TOTAL%
1) Not true45412.2
2) Somewhat true170945.9
3) Very true156041.9
Missing709
Total3723100.0
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331) How does the following describe your education programs for teenagers? - Teachers/leaders know how religious faith forms and develops. (FORMTEEN)
 TOTAL%
1) Not true2677.6
2) Somewhat true173549.4
3) Very true151343.0
Missing917
Total3515100.0
332) How does the following describe your education programs for teenagers? - Teachers/leaders know about educational theory and practice. (DTRYTEEN)
 TOTAL%
1) Not true46913.7
2) Somewhat true192056.0
3) Very true104030.3
Missing1003
Total3429100.0
333) How does the following describe your education programs for teenagers? - Teachers/leaders know about different learning styles. (STYLTEEN)
 TOTAL%
1) Not true47213.9
2) Somewhat true187855.1
3) Very true105731.0
Missing1025
Total3407100.0
334) How does the following describe your education programs for teenagers? - Teachers/leaders know and understand the Bible. (BIBLTEEN)
 TOTAL%
1) Not true1213.3
2) Somewhat true183050.3
3) Very true168546.3
Missing796
Total3636100.0
335) How does the following describe your education programs for teenagers? - Teachers/leaders have teaching competence. (COMPTEEN)
 TOTAL%
1) Not true1654.6
2) Somewhat true162845.0
3) Very true182650.5
Missing813
Total3619100.0
336) How does the following describe your education programs for teenagers? - Teachers/leaders look for opportunities to know more about effective Christian education. (OPPSTEEN)
 TOTAL%
1) Not true45712.7
2) Somewhat true171847.7
3) Very true142539.6
Missing832
Total3600100.0
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337) How does the following describe your education programs for teenagers? - Teachers/leaders know and understand the theology and traditions of your denomination. (DENMTEEN)
 TOTAL%
1) Not true3058.6
2) Somewhat true188853.2
3) Very true135638.2
Missing883
Total3549100.0
338) How does the following describe your education programs for teenagers? - Space for Christian education is adequate. (SPACTEEN)
 TOTAL%
1) Not true70718.3
2) Somewhat true105327.2
3) Very true211354.6
Missing559
Total3873100.0
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339) How does the following describe your education programs for teenagers? - Quality curriculum resources are available. (CURRTEEN)
 TOTAL%
1) Not true2757.5
2) Somewhat true108029.3
3) Very true233563.3
Missing742
Total3690100.0
340) How does the following describe your education programs for teenagers? - Quality multi-media resources are available. (MEDITEEN)
 TOTAL%
1) Not true71120.6
2) Somewhat true141741.1
3) Very true132338.3
Missing981
Total3451100.0
341) How does the following describe your education programs for teenagers? - A quality Christian education library or resource center is available. (LIBRTEEN)
 TOTAL%
1) Not true102827.6
2) Somewhat true144538.8
3) Very true124833.5
Missing711
Total3721100.0
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342) How does the following describe your education programs for teenagers? - The annual education budget is carefully planned. (BOGTTEEN)
 TOTAL%
1) Not true51414.6
2) Somewhat true121434.4
3) Very true180151.0
Missing903
Total3529100.0
343) How does the following describe your education programs for teenagers? - Efforts are made to encourage participation of inactive members. (INACTEEN)
 TOTAL%
1) Not true71519.6
2) Somewhat true179749.3
3) Very true113231.1
Missing788
Total3644100.0
344) How does the following describe your education programs for adults? - Program is innovative and creative. (CRTVADLT)
 TOTAL%
1) Not true56614.8
2) Somewhat true189849.7
3) Very true135635.5
Missing612
Total3820100.0
345) How does the following describe your education programs for adults? - Program challenges participants to think. (CHALADLT)
 TOTAL%
1) Not true1814.7
2) Somewhat true143737.7
3) Very true219657.6
Missing618
Total3814100.0
346) How does the following describe your education programs for adults? - Program is well planned and administered. (PLANADLT)
 TOTAL%
1) Not true2777.3
2) Somewhat true157441.5
3) Very true194651.3
Missing635
Total3797100.0
347) How does the following describe your education programs for adults? - Program addresses participants' needs and interests. (NEEDADLT)
 TOTAL%
1) Not true1925.2
2) Somewhat true167045.3
3) Very true182149.4
Missing749
Total3683100.0
348) How does the following describe your education programs for adults? - Program promotes growth in religious faith and conviction. (GROWADLT)
 TOTAL%
1) Not true1293.4
2) Somewhat true137736.5
3) Very true227060.1
Missing656
Total3776100.0
349) How does the following describe your education programs for adults? - Teachers/leaders enjoy participation. (PARTADLT)
 TOTAL%
1) Not true681.8
2) Somewhat true109229.3
3) Very true257168.9
Missing701
Total3731100.0
350) How does the following describe your education programs for adults? - Participants enjoy the program. (PROGADLT)
 TOTAL%
1) Not true812.2
2) Somewhat true124033.9
3) Very true234163.9
Missing770
Total3662100.0
351) How does the following describe your education programs for adults? - Teachers/leaders show enthusiasm for Christian education. (ENTHADLT)
 TOTAL%
1) Not true1373.6
2) Somewhat true124532.9
3) Very true240763.5
Missing643
Total3789100.0
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352) How does the following describe your education programs for adults? - Teachers/leaders have high expectations for learning. (EXPTADLT)
 TOTAL%
1) Not true2968.4
2) Somewhat true158344.7
3) Very true166547.0
Missing888
Total3544100.0
353) How does the following describe your education programs for adults? - Teachers/leaders know how to minimize discipline problems. (DISCADLT)
 TOTAL%
1) Not true1134.3
2) Somewhat true82231.0
3) Very true171564.7
Missing1782
Total2650100.0
354) How does the following describe your education programs for adults? - Teachers/leaders deal well with conflict. (CONFADLT)
 TOTAL%
1) Not true1956.2
2) Somewhat true129841.5
3) Very true163852.3
Missing1301
Total3131100.0
355) How does the following describe your education programs for adults? - Teachers/leaders encourage participants to raise questions about religious doctrine and theological ideas. (QUESADLT)
 TOTAL%
1) Not true1584.3
2) Somewhat true93525.6
3) Very true255570.0
Missing784
Total3648100.0
356) How does the following describe your education programs for adults? - Classes and events feel warm and inviting. (WARMADLT)
 TOTAL%
1) Not true1002.6
2) Somewhat true112029.6
3) Very true256567.8
Missing647
Total3785100.0
357) How does the following describe your education programs for adults? - Teachers/leaders are caring and loving. (CAREADLT)
 TOTAL%
1) Not true441.2
2) Somewhat true78420.7
3) Very true295178.1
Missing653
Total3779100.0
358) How does the following describe your education programs for adults? - The pastor(s) show(s) a deep commitment to Christian education. (CMMTADLT)
 TOTAL%
1) Not true1483.8
2) Somewhat true72018.5
3) Very true303177.7
Missing533
Total3899100.0
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359) How does the following describe your education programs for adults? - The pastor(s) is/are involved in doing Christian education. (INVLADLT)
 TOTAL%
1) Not true2717.0
2) Somewhat true83421.6
3) Very true275971.4
Missing568
Total3864100.0
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360) How does the following describe your education programs for adults? - The pastor(s) is/are knowledgeable about the theory and practice of Christian education. (KNOWADLT)
 TOTAL%
1) Not true621.6
2) Somewhat true62816.4
3) Very true313081.9
Missing612
Total3820100.0
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361) How does the following describe your education programs for adults? - The pastor(s) is/are enthusiastic about Christian education. (ENGYADLT)
 TOTAL%
1) Not true1303.4
2) Somewhat true73418.9
3) Very true301177.7
Missing557
Total3875100.0
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362) How does the following describe your education programs for adults? - Your church council (or governing board) is interested in Christian education. (COUNADLT)
 TOTAL%
1) Not true2035.4
2) Somewhat true134235.4
3) Very true224659.2
Missing641
Total3791100.0
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363) How does the following describe your education programs for adults? - Adults in your congregation place high priority on Christian education. (PRIOADLT)
 TOTAL%
1) Not true51213.3
2) Somewhat true183147.7
3) Very true149338.9
Missing596
Total3836100.0
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364) How does the following describe your education programs for adults? - Teachers/leaders know how religious faith forms and develops. (FORMADLT)
 TOTAL%
1) Not true2075.7
2) Somewhat true155343.1
3) Very true184151.1
Missing831
Total3601100.0
365) How does the following describe your education programs for adults? - Teachers/leaders know about educational theory and practice. (DTRYADLT)
 TOTAL%
1) Not true39311.2
2) Somewhat true179150.9
3) Very true133537.9
Missing913
Total3519100.0
366) How does the following describe your education programs for adults? - Teachers/leaders know about different learning styles. (STYLADLT)
 TOTAL%
1) Not true43612.6
2) Somewhat true181252.2
3) Very true122535.3
Missing959
Total3473100.0
367) How does the following describe your education programs for adults? - Teachers/leaders know and understand the Bible. (BIBLADLT)
 TOTAL%
1) Not true551.4
2) Somewhat true132134.8
3) Very true241963.7
Missing637
Total3795100.0
368) How does the following describe your education programs for adults? - Teachers/leaders have teaching competence. (COMPADLT)
 TOTAL%
1) Not true1082.9
2) Somewhat true137136.8
3) Very true225160.3
Missing702
Total3730100.0
369) How does the following describe your education programs for adults? - Teachers/leaders look for opportunities to know more about effective Christian education. (OPPSADLT)
 TOTAL%
1) Not true45312.3
2) Somewhat true165144.9
3) Very true157442.8
Missing754
Total3678100.0
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370) How does the following describe your education programs for adults? - Teachers/leaders know and understand the theology and traditions of your denomination. (DENMADLT)
 TOTAL%
1) Not true1784.8
2) Somewhat true153341.3
3) Very true199953.9
Missing722
Total3710100.0
371) How does the following describe your education programs for adults? - Space for Christian education is adequate. (SPACADLT)
 TOTAL%
1) Not true65316.5
2) Somewhat true104226.4
3) Very true225557.1
Missing482
Total3950100.0
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372) How does the following describe your education programs for adults? - Quality curriculum resources are available. (CURRADLT)
 TOTAL%
1) Not true1955.2
2) Somewhat true97826.3
3) Very true255068.5
Missing709
Total3723100.0
373) How does the following describe your education programs for adults? - Quality multi-media resources are available. (MEDIADLT)
 TOTAL%
1) Not true69419.9
2) Somewhat true138839.9
3) Very true139840.2
Missing952
Total3480100.0
374) How does the following describe your education programs for adults? - A quality Christian education library or resource center is available. (LIBRADLT)
 TOTAL%
1) Not true90724.0
2) Somewhat true146538.8
3) Very true140737.2
Missing653
Total3779100.0
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375) How does the following describe your education programs for adults? - The annual education budget is carefully planned. (BDGTADLT)
 TOTAL%
1) Not true53014.9
2) Somewhat true125435.2
3) Very true177449.9
Missing874
Total3558100.0
376) How does the following describe your education programs for adults? - Efforts are made to encourage participation of inactive members. (INACADLT)
 TOTAL%
1) Not true79521.3
2) Somewhat true180548.4
3) Very true112630.2
Missing706
Total3726100.0
377) How much emphasis is put on the following for education programs for grades 1-6? - Developing Bible knowledge. (DEVL16)
 TOTAL%
1) No or minor emphasis1223.0
2) Some emphasis144435.3
3) Strong emphasis252061.7
Missing346
Total4086100.0
378) How much emphasis is put on the following for education programs for grades 1-6? - Teaching Bible stories. (TECH16)
 TOTAL%
1) No or minor emphasis330.8
2) Some emphasis66216.1
3) Strong emphasis341983.1
Missing318
Total4114100.0
379) How much emphasis is put on the following for education programs for grades 1-6? - Bible memorization. (MEMR16)
 TOTAL%
1) No or minor emphasis131133.2
2) Some emphasis181546.0
3) Strong emphasis81720.7
Missing489
Total3943100.0
380) How much emphasis is put on the following for education programs for grades 1-6? - Theological reflection on human experience. (HUEX16)
 TOTAL%
1) No or minor emphasis105829.7
2) Some emphasis181050.7
3) Strong emphasis70019.6
Missing864
Total3568100.0
381) How much emphasis is put on the following for education programs for grades 1-6? - Denominational theology, tradition, and history. (DENO16)
 TOTAL%
1) No or minor emphasis176647.2
2) Some emphasis157142.0
3) Strong emphasis40610.8
Missing689
Total3743100.0
382) How much emphasis is put on the following for education programs for grades 1-6? - Providing opportunities for giving help to other people. (GIVH16)
 TOTAL%
1) No or minor emphasis55013.9
2) Some emphasis210953.3
3) Strong emphasis130132.9
Missing472
Total3960100.0
383) How much emphasis is put on the following for education programs for grades 1-6? - Providing fellowship or social interaction. (FLSI16)
 TOTAL%
1) No or minor emphasis3368.4
2) Some emphasis170542.7
3) Strong emphasis195248.9
Missing439
Total3993100.0
384) How much emphasis is put on the following for education programs for grades 1-6? - Promoting intergenerational contact. (INTR16)
 TOTAL%
1) No or minor emphasis110930.2
2) Some emphasis169646.2
3) Strong emphasis86723.6
Missing760
Total3672100.0
385) How much emphasis is put on the following for education programs for grades 1-6? - Teaching moral values. (MORL16)
 TOTAL%
1) No or minor emphasis1273.2
2) Some emphasis146036.3
3) Strong emphasis243660.6
Missing409
Total4023100.0
386) How much emphasis is put on the following for education programs for grades 1-6? - Teaching moral decision-making. (DECS16)
 TOTAL%
1) No or minor emphasis3208.2
2) Some emphasis174544.9
3) Strong emphasis182546.9
Missing542
Total3890100.0
387) How much emphasis is put on the following for education programs for grades 1-6? - Global awareness and understanding. (GAWR16)
 TOTAL%
1) No or minor emphasis125033.2
2) Some emphasis202953.9
3) Strong emphasis48813.0
Missing665
Total3767100.0
388) How much emphasis is put on the following for education programs for grades 1-6? - Multi-cultural awareness and understanding. (MAWR16)
 TOTAL%
1) No or minor emphasis137537.0
2) Some emphasis186950.3
3) Strong emphasis47312.7
Missing715
Total3717100.0
389) How much emphasis is put on the following for education programs for grades 1-6? - Discussion of local or national social issues. (SOCI16)
 TOTAL%
1) No or minor emphasis229162.1
2) Some emphasis120132.5
3) Strong emphasis1985.4
Missing742
Total3690100.0
390) How much emphasis is put on the following for education programs for grades 1-6? - Peacemaking. (PEAC16)
 TOTAL%
1) No or minor emphasis128934.1
2) Some emphasis179747.5
3) Strong emphasis69718.4
Missing649
Total3783100.0
391) How much emphasis is put on the following for education programs for grades 1-6? - Learning how to apply faith to everyday life. (FAIT16)
 TOTAL%
1) No or minor emphasis1985.0
2) Some emphasis165341.5
3) Strong emphasis213653.6
Missing445
Total3987100.0
392) How much emphasis is put on the following for education programs for grades 1-6? - Awareness and understanding of other faith traditions. (TRAD16)
 TOTAL%
1) No or minor emphasis168644.4
2) Some emphasis169844.7
3) Strong emphasis41510.9
Missing633
Total3799100.0
393) How much emphasis is put on the following for education programs for grades 1-6? - Appreciation of religious music. (RELM16)
 TOTAL%
1) No or minor emphasis58614.7
2) Some emphasis167842.0
3) Strong emphasis172743.3
Missing441
Total3991100.0
394) How much emphasis is put on the following for education programs for grades 1-6? - Understanding and appreciation of church symbols. (SYMB16)
 TOTAL%
1) No or minor emphasis97725.2
2) Some emphasis205753.0
3) Strong emphasis84721.8
Missing551
Total3881100.0
395) How much emphasis is put on the following for education programs for grades 1-6? - Involving parents in program decisions and planning. (INPR16)
 TOTAL%
1) No or minor emphasis149438.9
2) Some emphasis154140.1
3) Strong emphasis80721.0
Missing590
Total3842100.0
396) How much emphasis is put on the following for education programs for grades 1-6? - Providing classes to help parents learn how to promote the faith of their children. (PROM16)
 TOTAL%
1) No or minor emphasis275272.8
2) Some emphasis75720.0
3) Strong emphasis2697.1
Missing654
Total3778100.0
397) How much emphasis is put on the following for education programs for grades 1-6? - Providing classes for parents on effective parenting or communication. (EFFC16)
 TOTAL%
1) No or minor emphasis260669.3
2) Some emphasis85022.6
3) Strong emphasis3078.2
Missing669
Total3763100.0
398) How much emphasis is put on the following for education programs for grades 1-6? - Informing parents of student's progress. (STPR16)
 TOTAL%
1) No or minor emphasis235361.9
2) Some emphasis112929.7
3) Strong emphasis3218.4
Missing629
Total3803100.0
399) How much emphasis is put on the following for education programs for teenagers? - Developing Bible knowledge. (DEVLTEEN)
 TOTAL%
1) No or minor emphasis2226.0
2) Some emphasis149440.7
3) Strong emphasis195553.3
Missing761
Total3671100.0
400) How much emphasis is put on the following for education programs for teenagers? - Teaching Bible stories. (TECHTEEN)
 TOTAL%
1) No or minor emphasis39611.1
2) Some emphasis162345.4
3) Strong emphasis155243.5
Missing861
Total3571100.0
401) How much emphasis is put on the following for education programs for teenagers? - Bible memorization. (MEMRTEEN)
 TOTAL%
1) No or minor emphasis166948.3
2) Some emphasis129537.5
3) Strong emphasis49114.2
Missing977
Total3455100.0
402) How much emphasis is put on the following for education programs for teenagers? - Theological reflection on human experience. (HUEXTEEN)
 TOTAL%
1) No or minor emphasis44813.6
2) Some emphasis159748.5
3) Strong emphasis124837.9
Missing1139
Total3293100.0
403) How much emphasis is put on the following for education programs for teenagers? - Denominational theology, tradition, and history. (DENOTEEN)
 TOTAL%
1) No or minor emphasis92727.2
2) Some emphasis178752.4
3) Strong emphasis69820.5
Missing1020
Total3412100.0
404) How much emphasis is put on the following for education programs for teenagers? - Providing opportunities for giving help to other people. (GIVHTEEN)
 TOTAL%
1) No or minor emphasis39710.9
2) Some emphasis183450.2
3) Strong emphasis142338.9
Missing778
Total3654100.0
405) How much emphasis is put on the following for education programs for teenagers? - Providing fellowship or social interaction. (FLSITEEN)
 TOTAL%
1) No or minor emphasis1574.2
2) Some emphasis115230.7
3) Strong emphasis244565.1
Missing678
Total3754100.0
406) How much emphasis is put on the following for education programs for teenagers? - Promoting intergenerational contact. (INTRTEEN)
 TOTAL%
1) No or minor emphasis93327.5
2) Some emphasis160547.3
3) Strong emphasis85525.2
Missing1039
Total3393100.0
407) How much emphasis is put on the following for education programs for teenagers? - Teaching moral values. (MORLTEEN)
 TOTAL%
1) No or minor emphasis1072.9
2) Some emphasis115331.2
3) Strong emphasis243465.9
Missing738
Total3694100.0
408) How much emphasis is put on the following for education programs for teenagers? - Teaching moral decision-making. (DECSTEEN)
 TOTAL%
1) No or minor emphasis1704.7
2) Some emphasis119232.9
3) Strong emphasis225662.4
Missing814
Total3618100.0
409) How much emphasis is put on the following for education programs for teenagers? - Global awareness and understanding. (GAWRTEEN)
 TOTAL%
1) No or minor emphasis73821.5
2) Some emphasis198157.7
3) Strong emphasis71220.8
Missing1001
Total3431100.0
410) How much emphasis is put on the following for education programs for teenagers? - Multi-cultural awareness and understanding. (MAWRTEEN)
 TOTAL%
1) No or minor emphasis99429.4
2) Some emphasis180053.2
3) Strong emphasis58817.4
Missing1050
Total3382100.0
411) How much emphasis is put on the following for education programs for teenagers? - Discussion of local or national social issues. (SOCITEEN)
 TOTAL%
1) No or minor emphasis91927.1
2) Some emphasis182853.9
3) Strong emphasis64719.1
Missing1038
Total3394100.0
412) How much emphasis is put on the following for education programs for teenagers? - Peacemaking. (PEACTEEN)
 TOTAL%
1) No or minor emphasis84924.7
2) Some emphasis176051.3
3) Strong emphasis82424.0
Missing999
Total3433100.0
413) How much emphasis is put on the following for education programs for teenagers? - Learning how to apply faith to everyday life. (FAITTEEN)
 TOTAL%
1) No or minor emphasis1363.7
2) Some emphasis117932.3
3) Strong emphasis233464.0
Missing783
Total3649100.0
414) How much emphasis is put on the following for education programs for teenagers? - Awareness and understanding of other faith traditions. (TRADTEEN)
 TOTAL%
1) No or minor emphasis92726.7
2) Some emphasis188754.4
3) Strong emphasis65218.8
Missing966
Total3466100.0
415) How much emphasis is put on the following for education programs for teenagers? - Appreciation of religious music. (RELMTEEN)
 TOTAL%
1) No or minor emphasis82922.9
2) Some emphasis145040.0
3) Strong emphasis134737.1
Missing806
Total3626100.0
416) How much emphasis is put on the following for education programs for teenagers? - Understanding and appreciation of church symbols. (SYMBTEEN)
 TOTAL%
1) No or minor emphasis86224.7
2) Some emphasis177250.9
3) Strong emphasis85024.4
Missing948
Total3484100.0
417) How much emphasis is put on the following for education programs for teenagers? - Involving parents in program decisions and planning. (INPRTEEN)
 TOTAL%
1) No or minor emphasis117433.7
2) Some emphasis148742.7
3) Strong emphasis82123.6
Missing950
Total3482100.0
418) How much emphasis is put on the following for education programs for teenagers? - Providing classes to help parents learn how to promote the faith of their children. (PROMTEEN)
 TOTAL%
1) No or minor emphasis250671.8
2) Some emphasis71320.4
3) Strong emphasis2727.8
Missing941
Total3491100.0
419) How much emphasis is put on the following for education programs for teenagers? - Providing classes for parents on effective parenting or communication. (EFFCTEEN)
 TOTAL%
1) No or minor emphasis233667.3
2) Some emphasis81223.4
3) Strong emphasis3219.3
Missing963
Total3469100.0
420) How much emphasis is put on the following for education programs for teenagers? - Informing parents of student's progress. (STPRTEEN)
 TOTAL%
1) No or minor emphasis218263.6
2) Some emphasis94327.5
3) Strong emphasis3048.9
Missing1003
Total3429100.0
421) How much emphasis is put on the following for education programs for adults - Developing Bible knowledge. (DEVLADLT)
 TOTAL%
1) No or minor emphasis1072.8
2) Some emphasis104026.7
3) Strong emphasis274370.5
Missing542
Total3890100.0
422) How much emphasis is put on the following for education programs for adults - Teaching Bible stories. (TECHADLT)
 TOTAL%
1) No or minor emphasis52014.1
2) Some emphasis157142.5
3) Strong emphasis160843.5
Missing733
Total3699100.0
423) How much emphasis is put on the following for education programs for adults - Bible memorization. (MEMRADLT)
 TOTAL%
1) No or minor emphasis224063.6
2) Some emphasis96527.4
3) Strong emphasis3199.1
Missing908
Total3524100.0
424) How much emphasis is put on the following for education programs for adults - Theological reflection on human experience. (HUEXADLT)
 TOTAL%
1) No or minor emphasis2657.6
2) Some emphasis127236.3
3) Strong emphasis197156.2
Missing924
Total3508100.0
425) How much emphasis is put on the following for education programs for adults - Denominational theology, tradition, and history. (DENOADLT)
 TOTAL%
1) No or minor emphasis66818.7
2) Some emphasis182551.0
3) Strong emphasis108230.3
Missing857
Total3575100.0
426) How much emphasis is put on the following for education programs for adults - Providing opportunities for giving help to other people. (GIVHADLT)
 TOTAL%
1) No or minor emphasis3539.3
2) Some emphasis166343.8
3) Strong emphasis177846.9
Missing638
Total3794100.0
427) How much emphasis is put on the following for education programs for adults - Providing fellowship or social interaction. (FLSIADLT)
 TOTAL%
1) No or minor emphasis1584.1
2) Some emphasis125232.3
3) Strong emphasis246863.6
Missing554
Total3878100.0
428) How much emphasis is put on the following for education programs for adults - Promoting intergenerational contact. (INTRADLT)
 TOTAL%
1) No or minor emphasis92826.4
2) Some emphasis158545.1
3) Strong emphasis99828.4
Missing921
Total3511100.0
429) How much emphasis is put on the following for education programs for adults - Teaching moral values. (MORLADLT)
 TOTAL%
1) No or minor emphasis2426.4
2) Some emphasis144638.5
3) Strong emphasis207055.1
Missing674
Total3758100.0
430) How much emphasis is put on the following for education programs for adults - Teaching moral decision-making. (DECSADLT)
 TOTAL%
1) No or minor emphasis2727.4
2) Some emphasis145739.5
3) Strong emphasis195653.1
Missing747
Total3685100.0
431) How much emphasis is put on the following for education programs for adults - Global awareness and understanding. (GWARADLT)
 TOTAL%
1) No or minor emphasis54715.1
2) Some emphasis186951.5
3) Strong emphasis121433.4
Missing802
Total3630100.0
432) How much emphasis is put on the following for education programs for adults - Multi-cultural awareness and understanding. (MAWRADLT)
 TOTAL%
1) No or minor emphasis90725.6
2) Some emphasis178650.4
3) Strong emphasis85024.0
Missing889
Total3543100.0
433) How much emphasis is put on the following for education programs for adults - Discussion of local or national social issues. (SOCIADLT)
 TOTAL%
1) No or minor emphasis57315.7
2) Some emphasis182250.0
3) Strong emphasis125134.3
Missing786
Total3646100.0
434) How much emphasis is put on the following for education programs for adults - Peacemaking. (PEACADLT)
 TOTAL%
1) No or minor emphasis76221.0
2) Some emphasis177148.9
3) Strong emphasis109130.1
Missing808
Total3624100.0
435) How much emphasis is put on the following for education programs for adults - Learning how to apply faith to everyday life. (FAITADLT)
 TOTAL%
1) No or minor emphasis912.4
2) Some emphasis105427.4
3) Strong emphasis269870.2
Missing589
Total3843100.0
436) How much emphasis is put on the following for education programs for adults - Awareness and understanding of other faith traditions. (TRADADLT)
 TOTAL%
1) No or minor emphasis78821.5
2) Some emphasis191252.2
3) Strong emphasis96326.3
Missing769
Total3663100.0
437) How much emphasis is put on the following for education programs for adults - Appreciation of religious music. (RELMADLT)
 TOTAL%
1) No or minor emphasis71018.9
2) Some emphasis136436.4
3) Strong emphasis167844.7
Missing680
Total3752100.0
438) How much emphasis is put on the following for education programs for adults - Understanding and appreciation of church symbols. (SYMBADLT)
 TOTAL%
1) No or minor emphasis94526.3
2) Some emphasis172848.0
3) Strong emphasis92725.8
Missing832
Total3600100.0
439) How many times in the last year has the following occurred in your church? - Church's governing body, during its regular meetings, having a thoughtful discussion about Christian education. (OCCRTHDS)
 TOTAL%
0) Never44613.6
1) Once44313.5
2) Twice59218.0
3) 3 or 4 times97529.6
4) 5 times or more83525.4
Missing1141
Total3291100.0
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440) How many times in the last year has the following occurred in your church? - In-service training events provided for teachers. (OCCRINSR)
 TOTAL%
0) Never121029.9
1) Once107026.4
2) Twice91622.6
3) 3 or 4 times66116.3
4) 5 times or more1924.7
Missing383
Total4049100.0
441) How many times in the last year has the following occurred in your church? - Teachers named and given recognition in a worship service. (OCCRRECG)
 TOTAL%
0) Never53412.6
1) Once212650.1
2) Twice99623.5
3) 3 or 4 times4189.9
4) 5 times or more1663.9
Missing192
Total4240100.0
442) How many times in the last year has the following occurred in your church? - Teachers gathering to discuss the goals and objectives of Christian education. (OCCRDISC)
 TOTAL%
0) Never91422.4
1) Once96623.6
2) Twice73317.9
3) 3 or 4 times80619.7
4) 5 times or more66616.3
Missing347
Total4085100.0
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443) How many times in the last year has the following occurred in your church? - Teachers gathering to coordinate and plan Christian education. (OCCRCOOR)
 TOTAL%
0) Never83020.4
1) Once86621.3
2) Twice68016.7
3) 3 or 4 times88821.8
4) 5 times or more81119.9
Missing357
Total4075100.0
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444) How many times in the last year has the following occurred in your church? - Teachers gathering for own spiritual formation. (OCCRSPIR)
 TOTAL%
0) Never249766.0
1) Once50213.3
2) Twice3308.7
3) 3 or 4 times2626.9
4) 5 times or more1945.1
Missing647
Total3785100.0
445) How many times in the last year has the following occurred in your church? - Teachers given instruction in denominational theology and tradition. (OCCRINST)
 TOTAL%
0) Never293276.8
1) Once46312.1
2) Twice2065.4
3) 3 or 4 times1393.6
4) 5 times or more802.1
Missing612
Total3820100.0
446) How many times in the last year has the following occurred in your church? - Teachers spending a full day or more together to plan. (OCCRPLAN)
 TOTAL%
0) Never324782.4
1) Once44411.3
2) Twice1453.7
3) 3 or 4 times751.9
4) 5 times or more300.8
Missing491
Total3941100.0
447) How many times in the last year has the following occurred in your church? - Children participating in planning the children's program. (OCCRCHPR)
 TOTAL%
0) Never258068.3
1) Once52113.8
2) Twice3378.9
3) 3 or 4 times2366.2
4) 5 times or more1042.8
Missing654
Total3778100.0
448) How many times in the last year has the following occurred in your church? - Teenagers participating in planning the youth program. (OCCRYTHP)
 TOTAL%
0) Never74821.1
1) Once60017.0
2) Twice64018.1
3) 3 or 4 times76921.7
4) 5 times or more78222.1
Missing893
Total3539100.0
449) How many times in the last year has the following occurred in your church? - Children's program receiving a thoughtful evaluation. (OCCREVAL)
 TOTAL%
0) Never85823.6
1) Once102728.2
2) Twice79121.7
3) 3 or 4 times60816.7
4) 5 times or more3579.8
Missing791
Total3641100.0
450) How many times in the last year has the following occurred in your church? - Teenage program receiving a thoughtful evaluation. (OCCRTEVL)
 TOTAL%
0) Never78523.2
1) Once85125.2
2) Twice72221.3
3) 3 or 4 times63118.7
4) 5 times or more39411.6
Missing1049
Total3383100.0
451) How many times in the last year has the following occurred in your church? - Adult program receiving a thoughtful evaluation. (OCCRAEVL)
 TOTAL%
0) Never95629.3
1) Once82525.3
2) Twice64519.8
3) 3 or 4 times54816.8
4) 5 times or more2918.9
Missing1167
Total3265100.0
452) How many times in the last year has the following occurred in your church? - Teachers meeting to help each other deal with specific problems and challenges. (OCCRDEAL)
 TOTAL%
0) Never169944.3
1) Once69218.0
2) Twice52213.6
3) 3 or 4 times52813.8
4) 5 times or more39410.3
Missing597
Total3835100.0
453) How many times in the last year has the following occurred in your church? - Teachers given instruction in effective teaching methods. (OCCREFFC)
 TOTAL%
0) Never192048.6
1) Once97524.7
2) Twice55013.9
3) 3 or 4 times3228.1
4) 5 times or more1864.7
Missing479
Total3953100.0
454) How many times in the last year has the following occurred in your church? - A study made of children's needs and interests. (OCCRCSTY)
 TOTAL%
0) Never232763.3
1) Once67018.2
2) Twice3278.9
3) 3 or 4 times2316.3
4) 5 times or more1203.3
Missing757
Total3675100.0
455) How many times in the last year has the following occurred in your church? - A study made of teenagers' needs and interests. (OCCRTSTY)
 TOTAL%
0) Never175550.8
1) Once78922.8
2) Twice41912.1
3) 3 or 4 times3319.6
4) 5 times or more1614.7
Missing977
Total3455100.0
456) How many times in the last year has the following occurred in your church? - A study made of adults' needs and interests. (OCCRASTY)
 TOTAL%
0) Never175451.3
1) Once85625.0
2) Twice40912.0
3) 3 or 4 times2848.3
4) 5 times or more1193.5
Missing1010
Total3422100.0
457) How many times in the last year has the following occurred in your church? - Teachers evaluated. (OCCRTEVA)
 TOTAL%
0) Never287180.0
1) Once41311.5
2) Twice1654.6
3) 3 or 4 times862.4
4) 5 times or more541.5
Missing843
Total3589100.0
458) How many times in the last year has the following occurred in your church? - Children meaningfully involved in a Sunday morning worship service. (OCCRCWRS)
 TOTAL%
0) Never56213.7
1) Once56213.7
2) Twice55913.6
3) 3 or 4 times70017.1
4) 5 times or more172141.9
Missing328
Total4104100.0
459) How many times in the last year has the following occurred in your church? - Teenagers meaningfully involved in a Sunday morning worship service. (OCCRTWRS)
 TOTAL%
0) Never50312.3
1) Once90022.1
2) Twice81820.1
3) 3 or 4 times77419.0
4) 5 times or more107926.5
Missing358
Total4074100.0
460) In your view, does your denomination produce quality resources, training, and support for Christian education? (SUPPCHED)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes309780.1
3) No77119.9
Missing564
Total3868100.0
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461) In your view, does your denomination's regional office give meaningful support and help to your congregation's Christian education program? (REGSUPPT)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes238275.5
3) No77224.5
Missing1278
Total3154100.0
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462) Does your church have a brochure describing its Christian education program? (BROCCHED)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes98528.4
3) No248671.6
Missing961
Total3471100.0
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463) Does your church do a good job of publicizing its Christian education program to members? (PUBCHRED)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes252063.5
3) No144836.5
Missing464
Total3968100.0
464) Does your church do a good job of publicizing its Christian education program to your local community? (PUBCHEDL)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes89625.0
3) No269175.0
Missing845
Total3587100.0
465) Are children or youth rewarded for good attendance? (GOODATTN)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes224857.6
3) No165642.4
Missing528
Total3904100.0
466) Are attendance records for children kept? (CHLDATTN)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes378191.6
3) No3478.4
Missing304
Total4128100.0
467) Are attendance records for teenagers kept? (TEENATTN)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes299182.2
3) No64617.8
Missing795
Total3637100.0
468) Does your church have a clear mission or purpose statement for the Christian education of children? (CLRMISSC)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes175657.6
3) No129442.4
Missing1382
Total3050100.0
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469) Does your church have a clear mission or purpose statement for the Christian education of teenagers? (CLRMISST)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes153553.3
3) No134446.7
Missing1553
Total2879100.0
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470) Does your church have a clear mission or purpose statement for the Christian education of adults? (CLRMISSA)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes152153.0
3) No134847.0
Missing1563
Total2869100.0
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471) Does your church have clearly stated learning objectives for children? (LEAROBJC)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes151746.3
3) No175853.7
Missing1157
Total3275100.0
472) Does your church have clearly stated learning objectives for teenagers? (LEAROBJT)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes130842.8
3) No174857.2
Missing1376
Total3056100.0
473) Does your church have clearly stated learning objectives for adults? (LEAROBJA)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes114138.0
3) No186262.0
Missing1429
Total3003100.0
474) In promoting effective Christian education, how much of a problem is the following - Difficulty in getting children or youth to pay attention. (PROBATTN)
 TOTAL%
1) A major problem2205.2
2) A somewhat major problem83119.5
3) A minor problem251759.2
4) No problem68716.1
Missing177
Total4255100.0
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475) In promoting effective Christian education, how much of a problem is the following - Parent disinterest. (PROBPRDS)
 TOTAL%
1) A major problem75117.7
2) A somewhat major problem130030.6
3) A minor problem149935.3
4) No problem70216.5
Missing180
Total4252100.0
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476) In promoting effective Christian education, how much of a problem is the following - Adult disinterest in adult education. (PROBDISN)
 TOTAL%
1) A major problem75217.8
2) A somewhat major problem128930.5
3) A minor problem139032.9
4) No problem79818.9
Missing203
Total4229100.0
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477) In promoting effective Christian education, how much of a problem is the following - Recruitment of volunteer teachers and leaders. (PROBRECR)
 TOTAL%
1) A major problem109525.5
2) A somewhat major problem140532.7
3) A minor problem136231.7
4) No problem43110.0
Missing139
Total4293100.0
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478) In promoting effective Christian education, how much of a problem is the following - Lack of motivation to learn by children. (PROBCMOT)
 TOTAL%
1) A major problem1633.9
2) A somewhat major problem66715.8
3) A minor problem184943.9
4) No problem153736.5
Missing216
Total4216100.0
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479) In promoting effective Christian education, how much of a problem is the following - Lack of motivation to learn by teenagers. (PROBTMOT)
 TOTAL%
1) A major problem51312.5
2) A somewhat major problem112027.3
3) A minor problem166640.6
4) No problem80019.5
Missing333
Total4099100.0
480) In promoting effective Christian education, how much of a problem is the following - Lack of motivation to learn by adults. (PROBAMOT)
 TOTAL%
1) A major problem3989.5
2) A somewhat major problem96222.9
3) A minor problem147635.2
4) No problem136032.4
Missing236
Total4196100.0
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481) In promoting effective Christian education, how much of a problem is the following - Children's busy schedules. (PROBCSCH)
 TOTAL%
1) A major problem47411.4
2) A somewhat major problem106225.5
3) A minor problem178142.8
4) No problem84520.3
Missing270
Total4162100.0
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482) In promoting effective Christian education, how much of a problem is the following - Teenagers' busy schedules (PROBTSCH)
 TOTAL%
1) A major problem104225.5
2) A somewhat major problem138934.0
3) A minor problem127331.1
4) No problem3839.4
Missing345
Total4087100.0
483) In promoting effective Christian education, how much of a problem is the following - Adults' busy schedules. (PROBASCH)
 TOTAL%
1) A major problem107525.9
2) A somewhat major problem146335.2
3) A minor problem123629.7
4) No problem3829.2
Missing276
Total4156100.0
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484) In promoting effective Christian education, how much of a problem is the following - The Christian education budget. (PROBCBUD)
 TOTAL%
1) A major problem2245.4
2) A somewhat major problem54213.1
3) A minor problem145535.2
4) No problem191146.2
Missing300
Total4132100.0
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485) In promoting effective Christian education, how much of a problem is the following - The quality of Christian education curriculum resources. (PROBQUAL)
 TOTAL%
1) A major problem1704.1
2) A somewhat major problem4149.9
3) A minor problem120828.9
4) No problem238157.1
Missing259
Total4173100.0
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486) In promoting effective Christian education, how much of a problem is the following - Rapid turnover of teachers. (PROBTURN)
 TOTAL%
1) A major problem1764.3
2) A somewhat major problem46611.3
3) A minor problem154037.3
4) No problem194947.2
Missing301
Total4131100.0
487) In promoting effective Christian education, how much of a problem is the following - Teacher preparation for classes. (PROBPREP)
 TOTAL%
1) A major problem1233.0
2) A somewhat major problem44910.8
3) A minor problem161938.9
4) No problem197247.4
Missing269
Total4163100.0
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488) In promoting effective Christian education, how much of a problem is the following - Support of the senior pastor for Christian education. (PROBSENP)
 TOTAL%
1) A major problem1323.5
2) A somewhat major problem2266.1
3) A minor problem58715.7
4) No problem278774.7
Missing700
Total3732100.0
489) In promoting effective Christian education, how much of a problem is the following - Teacher competence. (PROBCOMP)
 TOTAL%
1) A major problem761.8
2) A somewhat major problem3317.9
3) A minor problem152836.3
4) No problem227854.1
Missing219
Total4213100.0
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490) In promoting effective Christian education, how much of a problem is the following - Church too small to offer much in the way of formal programs. (PROBSMLL)
 TOTAL%
1) A major problem3759.8
2) A somewhat major problem49913.1
3) A minor problem99226.0
4) No problem194851.1
Missing618
Total3814100.0
491) In promoting effective Christian education, how much of a problem is the following - Support by congregation for Christian education. (PROBCONG)
 TOTAL%
1) A major problem2305.5
2) A somewhat major problem62114.8
3) A minor problem130030.9
4) No problem205348.8
Missing228
Total4204100.0
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492) In promoting effective Christian education, how much of a problem is the following - Irregular attendance by children or youth. (PROBIRRG)
 TOTAL%
1) A major problem60214.1
2) A somewhat major problem114626.9
3) A minor problem188044.1
4) No problem63414.9
Missing170
Total4262100.0
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493) To what degree would you say that your church tries to coordinate Christian education so that children, teenagers, and adults are simultaneously studying the same issues or exploring the same Bible passages? (SAMISSUE)
 TOTAL%
1) Not at all169339.9
2) A little71916.9
3) Somewhat94722.3
4) Quite a bit62614.7
5) A great deal2606.1
Missing187
Total4245100.0
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494) Do you refer to yourself as a born-again Christian? (BRNAGNCH)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes151834.9
2) I'm not sure2706.2
3) No256158.9
Missing83
Total4349100.0
495) Some people think that Protestant churches in the U.S. have a bias which favors the male point of view in theology and doctrine. Do you think a bias toward the male point of view exists in your church's theology and doctrine? (MALEBIAS)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes84319.4
2) I'm not sure83219.2
3) No266761.4
Missing90
Total4342100.0
496) Do you want your church to do more to include the experience, wisdom, and insight of women in its theology, doctrine, and understanding of the Bible? (WOMNINST)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes203546.9
2) I'm not sure122228.2
3) No107824.9
Missing97
Total4335100.0
497) Do you want your church to do more to include the experience, wisdom, and insight of minorities in its theology, doctrine, and understanding of the Bible? (MININSGT)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes223051.5
2) I'm not sure125829.1
3) No84019.4
Missing104
Total4328100.0
498) How much emphasis is put on the following for grades 1-6? - Religious instruction in (Emphasis is placed on transmitting Christian religious beliefs, knowledge, and practices to participants. Good teaching is highly valued, and the Christian education program offers structured classes in which good teaching can take place.) (RELI16)
 TOTAL%
1) No emphasis in my church1182.8
2) Minor emphasis in my church3638.7
3) Some emphasis in my church95022.7
4) Moderate emphasis in my church127130.3
5) Strong emphasis in my church149235.6
Missing238
Total4194100.0
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499) How much emphasis is put on the following for grades 1-6? - Faith community (Emphasis is placed on how persons are initiated and grow into the Christian faith community. Persons are intentionally socialized into the faith by being immersed in the rituals, traditions, symbols, and patterns of living normative within the particular community of faith. The church gives much attention to creating shared values, rituals, and traditions.) (FAIC16)
 TOTAL%
1) No emphasis in my church42210.2
2) Minor emphasis in my church108126.1
3) Some emphasis in my church125930.4
4) Moderate emphasis in my church86720.9
5) Strong emphasis in my church51012.3
Missing293
Total4139100.0
500) How much emphasis is put on the following for grades 1-6? - Spiritual development (Emphasis is placed on nurturing the natural unfolding of each individual person's religious experience and religious quest. Faith develops in an ordered way, with persons at different places in the growth process. Learners are helped to use life experiences and life crises as opportunities to grow in faith.) (SPIR16)
 TOTAL%
1) No emphasis in my church3618.7
2) Minor emphasis in my church87521.1
3) Some emphasis in my church129131.2
4) Moderate emphasis in my church93822.7
5) Strong emphasis in my church67316.3
Missing294
Total4138100.0
501) How much emphasis is put on the following for grades 1-6? - Liberation (Emphasis is placed on analyzing and understanding the political, social, and cultural context in which human life and action takes place. This approach serves as one antidote to individualism, helping learners understand how social systems can cause oppression and injustice. Action and reflection on action is encouraged.) (LIBT16)
 TOTAL%
1) No emphasis in my church153837.4
2) Minor emphasis in my church143534.9
3) Some emphasis in my church73917.9
4) Moderate emphasis in my church2957.2
5) Strong emphasis in my church1102.7
Missing315
Total4117100.0
502) How much emphasis is put on the following for grades 1-6? - Interpretation (Both the Christian story and personal experience are emphasized, with learners encouraged to discover the interrelationships among the Christian tradition, God's activity in the world, and personal experience. The learner is not taught particular understandings, but is encouraged to interpret what he or she experiences in transactions with God, religious tradition and other people. Teachers serve more as guides than as information-givers.) (INTP16)
 TOTAL%
1) No emphasis in my church66316.1
2) Minor emphasis in my church103024.9
3) Some emphasis in my church112627.3
4) Moderate emphasis in my church81919.8
5) Strong emphasis in my church49211.9
Missing302
Total4130100.0
503) How much emphasis is put on the following for grades 7-12? - Religious instruction (Emphasis is placed on transmitting Christian religious beliefs, knowledge, and practices to participants. Good teaching is highly valued, and the Christian education program offers structured classes in which good teaching can take place.) (RELITEEN)
 TOTAL%
1) No emphasis in my church2425.9
2) Minor emphasis in my church45111.0
3) Some emphasis in my church106926.0
4) Moderate emphasis in my church119729.1
5) Strong emphasis in my church115228.0
Missing321
Total4111100.0
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504) How much emphasis is put on the following for grades 7-12? - Faith community (Emphasis is placed on how persons are initiated and grow into the Christian faith community. Persons are intentionally socialized into the faith by being immersed in the rituals, traditions, symbols, and patterns of living normative within the particular community of faith. The church gives much attention to creating shared values, rituals, and traditions.) (FAICTEEN)
 TOTAL%
1) No emphasis in my church48011.8
2) Minor emphasis in my church98924.3
3) Some emphasis in my church126031.0
4) Moderate emphasis in my church86421.2
5) Strong emphasis in my church47611.7
Missing363
Total4069100.0
505) How much emphasis is put on the following for grades 7-12? - Spiritual development (Emphasis is placed on nurturing the natural unfolding of each individual person's religious experience and religious quest. Faith develops in an ordered way, with persons at different places in the growth process. Learners are helped to use life experiences and life crises as opportunities to grow in faith.) (SPIRTEEN)
 TOTAL%
1) No emphasis in my church3478.6
2) Minor emphasis in my church66616.4
3) Some emphasis in my church124830.8
4) Moderate emphasis in my church108026.7
5) Strong emphasis in my church71017.5
Missing381
Total4051100.0
506) How much emphasis is put on the following for grades 7-12? - Liberation (Emphasis is placed on analyzing and understanding the political, social, and cultural context in which human life and action takes place. This approach serves as one antidote to individualism, helping learners understand how social systems can cause oppression and injustice. Action and reflection on action is encouraged.) (LIBTTEEN)
 TOTAL%
1) No emphasis in my church117229.0
2) Minor emphasis in my church132632.9
3) Some emphasis in my church97624.2
4) Moderate emphasis in my church41110.2
5) Strong emphasis in my church1503.7
Missing397
Total4035100.0
507) How much emphasis is put on the following for grades 7-12? - Interpretation (Both the Christian story and personal experience are emphasized, with learners encouraged to discover the interrelationships among the Christian tradition, God's activity in the world, and personal experience. The learner is not taught particular understandings, but is encouraged to interpret what he or she experiences in transactions with God, religious tradition and other people. Teachers serve more as guides than as information-givers.) (INTPTEEN)
 TOTAL%
1) No emphasis in my church56013.9
2) Minor emphasis in my church75218.7
3) Some emphasis in my church112828.0
4) Moderate emphasis in my church102325.4
5) Strong emphasis in my church56914.1
Missing400
Total4032100.0
508) How much emphasis is put on the following for adults? - Religious instruction (Emphasis is placed on transmitting Christian religious beliefs, knowledge, and practices to participants. Good teaching is highly valued, and the Christian education program offers structured classes in which good teaching can take place.) (RELIADLT)
 TOTAL%
1) No emphasis in my church1884.5
2) Minor emphasis in my church44910.8
3) Some emphasis in my church101624.5
4) Moderate emphasis in my church124830.1
5) Strong emphasis in my church124530.0
Missing286
Total4146100.0
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509) How much emphasis is put on the following for adults? - Faith community (Emphasis is placed on how persons are initiated and grow into the Christian faith community. Persons are intentionally socialized into the faith by being immersed in the rituals, traditions, symbols, and patterns of living normative within the particular community of faith. The church gives much attention to creating shared values, rituals, and traditions.) (FAICADLT)
 TOTAL%
1) No emphasis in my church41810.2
2) Minor emphasis in my church95523.2
3) Some emphasis in my church125630.5
4) Moderate emphasis in my church92322.4
5) Strong emphasis in my church56413.7
Missing316
Total4116100.0
510) How much emphasis is put on the following for adults? - Spiritual development (Emphasis is placed on nurturing the natural unfolding of each individual person's religious experience and religious quest. Faith develops in an ordered way, with persons at different places in the growth process. Learners are helped to use life experiences and life crises as opportunities to grow in faith.) (SPIRADLT)
 TOTAL%
1) No emphasis in my church2576.3
2) Minor emphasis in my church58714.3
3) Some emphasis in my church115728.2
4) Moderate emphasis in my church121029.5
5) Strong emphasis in my church89521.8
Missing326
Total4106100.0
511) How much emphasis is put on the following, for adults - Liberation (Emphasis is placed on analyzing and understanding the political, social, and cultural context in which human life and action takes place. This approach serves as one antidote to individualism, helping learners understand how social systems can cause oppression and injustice. Action and reflection on action is encouraged.) (LIBTADLT)
 TOTAL%
1) No emphasis in my church99224.3
2) Minor emphasis in my church122730.1
3) Some emphasis in my church102225.0
4) Moderate emphasis in my church57714.1
5) Strong emphasis in my church2636.4
Missing351
Total4081100.0
512) How much emphasis is put on the following, for adults - Interpretation (Both the Christian story and personal experience are emphasized, with learners encouraged to discover the interrelationships among the Christian tradition, God's activity in the world, and personal experience. The learner is not taught particular understandings, but is encouraged to interpret what he or she experiences in transactions with God, religious tradition and other people. Teachers serve more as guides than as information-givers.) (INTPADLT)
 TOTAL%
1) No emphasis in my church44810.9
2) Minor emphasis in my church60714.8
3) Some emphasis in my church107826.2
4) Moderate emphasis in my church115528.1
5) Strong emphasis in my church82420.0
Missing320
Total4112100.0
513) Which of the five approaches to Christian education defined previously do you emphasize the most in your Christian education efforts at your church? (MOSTEMPH)
 TOTAL%
1) Religious instruction176041.7
2) Faith community44710.6
3) Spiritual development125129.7
4) Liberation631.5
5) Interpretation61114.5
6) None842.0
Missing216
Total4216100.0
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514) Which of the five approaches to Christian education defined previously do you feel you know quite a bit about? (KNOWMOST)
 TOTAL%
1) Religious instruction87131.1
2) Faith community2498.9
3) Spiritual development67224.0
4) Liberation662.4
5) Interpretation31411.2
6) None62522.3
Missing1635
Total2797100.0
515) Which of the five approaches to Christian education defined previously would you like to learn more about? (LIKTOLRN)
 TOTAL%
1) Religious instruction48816.1
2) Faith community33010.9
3) Spiritual development96331.8
4) Liberation31510.4
5) Interpretation61520.3
6) None31610.4
Missing1405
Total3027100.0
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516) Which one of the five approaches to Christian education defined previously do you wish your church emphasized more? (CHREMPMT)
 TOTAL%
1) Religious instruction51115.8
2) Faith community34410.6
3) Spiritual development114235.3
4) Liberation2006.2
5) Interpretation46614.4
6) None57017.6
Missing1199
Total3233100.0
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517) To what degree do you think your church is like the following? - This church seeks to bring souls to Jesus. It puts emphasis on encouraging people to commit their lives to Jesus Christ. It supports missionary work, emphasizes the Bible as a guide for daily living, and speaks out against the sin and evil that is rampant in the world. (SOULS2JS)
 TOTAL%
1) Not at all like this88320.5
2) A little like this96522.4
3) Somewhat like this88520.5
4) Quite a bit like this84019.5
5) Very much like this73817.1
Missing121
Total4311100.0
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518) To what degree do you think your church is like the following? - This church provides a comfortable refuge from the pain and suffering of the world. In this church, it's easy to forget the noise and confusion of the world. This church strongly believes that everything is in God's hands and that what matters is the spiritual. Nothing else is as important. Members gain the comfort and strength necessary to overcome the stresses and sorrows of everyday life. (COMFREFG)
 TOTAL%
1) Not at all like this84619.6
2) A little like this139332.3
3) Somewhat like this115526.8
4) Quite a bit like this66915.5
5) Very much like this2455.7
Missing124
Total4308100.0
519) To what degree do you think your church is like the following - This church strives to serve its community. It is active in supporting local social and human service programs. It encourages its members to get involved in community affairs and issues such as supporting schools, youth programs, food shelves, and housing for the elderly. Members and clergy are visible on community committees, and the church has a number of programs designed to help people get involved. Service to the community is a strong focus of its ministry. (SERVCOMM)
 TOTAL%
1) Not at all like this3147.3
2) A little like this98522.9
3) Somewhat like this116527.1
4) Quite a bit like this117627.3
5) Very much like this66515.4
Missing127
Total4305100.0
520) To what degree do you think your church is like the following - This church seeks to bring God's liberation and freedom to all who are oppressed. It believes in moving beyond study and talk. It has several social action groups working actively to bring about social and political change. The pastor's sermons often deal with specific political and economic issues. Some of its people are active in projects designed to bring about a more just society. The church is often critical of our nation's international, economic, and military policies. (GODLIBRA)
 TOTAL%
1) Not at all like this224852.3
2) A little like this115927.0
3) Somewhat like this53512.5
4) Quite a bit like this2415.6
5) Very much like this1132.6
Missing136
Total4296100.0
521) Are you male or female (for use with on-line analysis)? (I-SEX)
 TOTAL%
1) Male140231.9
2) Female298868.1
Missing42
Total4390100.0
522) How do you describe yourself (recoded for use with on-line analysis)? (I-RACE)
 TOTAL%
1) Asian/Paci120.3
2) Black751.7
3) Latino/His380.9
4) White418495.9
5) Other521.2
Missing71
Total4361100.0
523) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE 18 YEARS OR OLDER: Which of the following best applies to you (recoded for use with on-line analysis)? (I-MARITAL)
 TOTAL%
1) Single2566.0
2) Married327377.0
3) Divorced47511.2
4) Widowed2024.8
5) Other451.1
Missing181
Total4251100.0
524) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE 18 YEARS OR OLDER: How much did your family or household earn in 1987 (recoded for use with on-line analysis)? (I-INCOME)
 TOTAL%
1) <$16,00053212.8
2) $16001-25K81619.6
3) $25001-38K113027.2
4) $38001-75K142334.2
5) >$75,0002556.1
Missing276
Total4156100.0

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