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Presbyterian Panel Survey, February 1996 - Current Issues in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A) - Analysis

INTROCH8

[ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS] ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO WERE NOT RAISED IN THE CONGREGATION THEY CURRENTLY BELONG TO: Which one of these reasons was the most important in your introduction to your current congregation?
 FrequencyPercentCumulative PercentZ-Score
1) I was looking for a nearby church, regardless of denomination16011.3%11.3%-1.29
2) I was looking for a Presbyterian church47733.7%45.0%-0.73
3) I was introduced by a relative who is/was a member of the congregation19413.7%58.7%-0.18
4) I was introduced by a friend/neighbor/acquaintance who is/was a member of the congregation31322.1%80.8%0.38
5) I was one of the charter members161.1%81.9%0.93
6) I heard or read about the church and decided to try it1289.0%91.0%1.49
7) The pastor visited or called me1238.7%99.6%2.04
8) Not applicable50.4%100.0%2.60
Missing4062
Total Unweighted N = 1416





Age (I-AGE)

 Under 4040-4950-6465 & olderMissingTotal
I was looking for a nearby church, regardless of denomination11.9%
26
13.8%
48
12.1%
55
7.7%
30
111.3%
159
I was looking for a Presbyterian church30.1%
66
27.7%
96
32.9%
149
41.9%
163
333.7%
474
I was introduced by a relative who is/was a member of the congregation16.9%
37
17.0%
59
13.0%
59
9.8%
38
113.7%
193
I was introduced by a friend/neighbor/acquaintance who is/was a member of the congregation24.7%
54
25.6%
89
19.6%
89
20.3%
79
222.1%
311
I was one of the charter members0.5%
1
0.3%
1
1.3%
6
2.1%
8
01.1%
16
I heard or read about the church and decided to try it11.4%
25
10.4%
36
9.3%
42
6.2%
24
19.0%
127
The pastor visited or called me4.6%
10
4.9%
17
11.0%
50
11.8%
46
08.7%
123
Not applicable0.0%
0
0.3%
1
0.7%
3
0.3%
1
00.4%
5
Missing46552072437740701976
Total 100%
219
100%
347
100%
453
100%
389
   
1408

Marital status (I-MARITAL)

 MarriedNot marriedMissingTotal
I was looking for a nearby church, regardless of denomination11.2%
133
10.3%
22
511.1%
155
I was looking for a Presbyterian church34.1%
403
33.3%
71
334.0%
474
I was introduced by a relative who is/was a member of the congregation13.8%
163
12.2%
26
513.5%
189
I was introduced by a friend/neighbor/acquaintance who is/was a member of the congregation21.6%
256
24.4%
52
522.1%
308
I was one of the charter members0.9%
11
2.3%
5
01.1%
16
I heard or read about the church and decided to try it9.5%
112
6.6%
14
29.0%
126
The pastor visited or called me8.5%
100
10.8%
23
08.8%
123
Not applicable0.4%
5
0.0%
0
00.4%
5
Missing171934740821996
Total 100%
1183
100%
213
   
1396

Political party (I-PARTYID)

 DemocratIndependentRepublicanAll other responsesMissingTotal
I was looking for a nearby church, regardless of denomination10.7%
40
17.4%
45
8.9%
67
25.0%
4
411.2%
156
I was looking for a Presbyterian church29.8%
111
29.8%
77
36.8%
276
50.0%
8
533.8%
472
I was introduced by a relative who is/was a member of the congregation14.2%
53
10.5%
27
14.6%
110
18.8%
3
113.8%
193
I was introduced by a friend/neighbor/acquaintance who is/was a member of the congregation23.9%
89
24.8%
64
20.8%
156
6.3%
1
322.2%
310
I was one of the charter members1.9%
7
1.6%
4
0.5%
4
0.0%
0
11.1%
15
I heard or read about the church and decided to try it8.6%
32
8.9%
23
9.6%
72
0.0%
0
19.1%
127
The pastor visited or called me10.5%
39
7.0%
18
8.5%
64
0.0%
0
28.7%
121
Not applicable0.5%
2
0.0%
0
0.3%
2
0.0%
0
10.3%
4
Missing9294236863740801987
Total 100%
373
100%
258
100%
751
100%
16
   
1398

Region (I-REGION)

 NortheastMidwestSouthWestMissingTotal
I was looking for a nearby church, regardless of denomination13.4%
68
10.2%
23
7.3%
22
12.2%
47
011.3%
160
I was looking for a Presbyterian church34.4%
174
35.8%
81
31.7%
95
33.1%
127
033.7%
477
I was introduced by a relative who is/was a member of the congregation11.5%
58
14.2%
32
15.3%
46
15.1%
58
013.7%
194
I was introduced by a friend/neighbor/acquaintance who is/was a member of the congregation22.5%
114
19.0%
43
26.0%
78
20.3%
78
022.1%
313
I was one of the charter members0.8%
4
1.3%
3
2.3%
7
0.5%
2
01.1%
16
I heard or read about the church and decided to try it8.3%
42
8.8%
20
8.3%
25
10.7%
41
09.0%
128
The pastor visited or called me8.9%
45
10.2%
23
8.7%
26
7.6%
29
08.7%
123
Not applicable0.2%
1
0.4%
1
0.3%
1
0.5%
2
00.4%
5
Missing14416388481050406285
Total 100%
506
100%
226
100%
300
100%
384
   
1416

Sex (I-SEX)

 FemaleMaleMissingTotal
I was looking for a nearby church, regardless of denomination10.8%
80
11.8%
79
111.3%
159
I was looking for a Presbyterian church34.4%
255
33.0%
221
133.7%
476
I was introduced by a relative who is/was a member of the congregation14.7%
109
12.5%
84
113.7%
193
I was introduced by a friend/neighbor/acquaintance who is/was a member of the congregation22.0%
163
22.2%
149
122.1%
312
I was one of the charter members1.3%
10
0.9%
6
01.1%
16
I heard or read about the church and decided to try it7.8%
58
10.3%
69
19.0%
127
The pastor visited or called me8.5%
63
9.0%
60
08.7%
123
Not applicable0.4%
3
0.3%
2
00.4%
5
Missing630146240671970
Total 100%
741
100%
670
   
1411

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