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Presbyterian Panel Survey, May 1994 - Communications Issues - Codebook

All frequencies are raw numbers (no weights used).

1) [ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS] How many years have you been a member of your current congregation? (YRS_MBR)
 TOTAL%
1) 1 year or less753.6
2) 2-3 years1879.0
3) 4-5 years1828.8
4) 6-10 years35016.9
5) 11-15 years24912.0
6) 16-25 years36517.6
7) 26-49 years53225.6
8) 50 years or more1376.6
Missing3401
Total2077100.0
2) [ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS] How far do you live from your congregation? (MILES1)
 TOTAL%
1) 1 mile or less56927.5
2) 2-3 miles65531.6
3) 4-5 miles35717.2
4) 6-9 miles21910.6
5) 10-14 miles1567.5
6) 15 miles or more1165.6
Missing3406
Total2072100.0
3) [ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS] How often do you attend your congregation's Sunday worship services? (SUNWRSHP)
 TOTAL%
1) Never110.5
2) Less than once a year180.9
3) About once or twice a year371.8
4) Several times a year1095.2
5) About once a month1245.9
6) 2-3 times a month23311.1
7) Nearly every week99747.7
8) Every week56226.9
Missing3387
Total2091100.0
4) [ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS] Other than time attending worship services, how much time do you spend in congregation-related activities? (TIME)
 TOTAL%
1) A lot of time42420.3
2) A fair amount of time93144.5
3) A little time53125.4
4) No time at all2059.8
Missing3387
Total2091100.0
5) [ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS] What is the approximate number of members in your congregation? (CONGMBRS)
 TOTAL%
1) 0-49743.7
2) 50-991427.1
3) 100-1491527.6
4) 150-1991296.5
5) 200-29925412.7
6) 300-49930015.1
7) 500-99929214.7
8) 1000+27613.8
9) Don't know37418.8
Missing3485
Total1993100.0
6) [ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS] At the present time, which of the following positions, if any, do you hold in the church? -- Deacon (DEACON)
 TOTAL%
0) Not checked185087.7
1) Checked26012.3
Missing3368
Total2110100.0
7) [ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS] ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE DEACONS: Are you currently serving on Board of Deacons? (BRDOFDCN)
 TOTAL%
1) No17771.7
2) Yes7028.3
Missing5231
Total247100.0
8) [ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS] At the present time, which of the following positions, if any, do you hold in the church? -- Elder (ELDER)
 TOTAL%
0) Not checked93244.2
1) Checked117855.8
Missing3368
Total2110100.0
9) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE ELDERS: Are you currently serving on session (active)? (SRVSSSN)
 TOTAL%
1) No24321.1
2) Yes90678.9
Missing4329
Total1149100.0
10) [ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS] At the present time, which of the following positions, if any, do you hold in the church? -- Trustee (TRUSTEE)
 TOTAL%
0) Not checked200394.9
1) Checked1075.1
Missing3368
Total2110100.0
11) [ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS] At the present time, which of the following positions, if any, do you hold in the church? -- Chairperson of congregational committee or task force (CHRCOMM)
 TOTAL%
0) Not checked174982.9
1) Checked36117.1
Missing3368
Total2110100.0
12) [ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS] At the present time, which of the following positions, if any, do you hold in the church? -- Member of congregational committee or task force (MBRCOMM)
 TOTAL%
0) Not checked166478.9
1) Checked44621.1
Missing3368
Total2110100.0
13) [ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS] At the present time, which of the following positions, if any, do you hold in the church? -- Member of presbytery, synod, or General Assembly committee or task force (MBRPRESB)
 TOTAL%
0) Not checked201595.5
1) Checked954.5
Missing3368
Total2110100.0
14) [ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS] At the present time, which of the following positions, if any, do you hold in the church? -- Officer of men's, women's, or youth groups (OFFICER)
 TOTAL%
0) Not checked192391.1
1) Checked1878.9
Missing3368
Total2110100.0
15) [ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS] At the present time, which of the following positions, if any, do you hold in the church? -- Organist or choir director (ORGANIST)
 TOTAL%
0) Not checked207798.4
1) Checked331.6
Missing3368
Total2110100.0
16) [ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS] At the present time, which of the following positions, if any, do you hold in the church? -- Teacher (TEACHER)
 TOTAL%
0) Not checked179885.2
1) Checked31214.8
Missing3368
Total2110100.0
17) [ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS] At the present time, which of the following positions, if any, do you hold in the church? -- Other leadership positions (OTHPSTN)
 TOTAL%
0) Not checked168679.9
1) Checked42420.1
Missing3368
Total2110100.0
18) [ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS] At the present time, which of the following positions, if any, do you hold in the church? -- Other responses (OTHRESP)
 TOTAL%
1) Other leaders17342.7
2) Choir, Not applicable etc.23257.3
Missing5073
Total405100.0
19) [ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS] Have you been baptized? (BAPTIZED)
 TOTAL%
1) No170.8
2) Yes203498.7
3) Yes, more than once90.4
Missing3418
Total2060100.0
20) [ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS] ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE BEEN BAPTIZED: How old were you when you were baptized? (AGE_BAPT)
 TOTAL%
1) 1 year or younger82940.8
2) 2-4 years793.9
3) 5-9 years1266.2
4) 10-14 years41620.5
5) 15-19 years894.4
6) 20-29 years1055.2
7) 30 or older763.7
99) Don't know31115.3
Missing3447
Total2031100.0
21) [ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS] ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE BEEN BAPTIZED: Were you baptized in a Presbyterian church? (BAPTPRCH)
 TOTAL%
1) No110153.3
2) Yes94145.5
3) Don't know241.2
Missing3412
Total2066100.0
22) [ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS] Have you been confirmed? (CONFIRMD)
 TOTAL%
1) No35317.7
2) Yes164482.3
Missing3481
Total1997100.0
23) [ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS] Were you raised in the congregation you currently belong to? (RSDINCON)
 TOTAL%
1) No169781.0
2) Yes39919.0
Missing3382
Total2096100.0
24) [ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS] ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO WERE NOT RAISED IN THE CONGREGATION THEY CURRENTLY BELONG TO: How were you introduced to your current congregation? Please indicate whether each of these was or was not a factor in your introduction to the congregation you now attend. -- I was looking for a nearby church, regardless of denomination. (INTROCH1)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes39137.7
2) No64762.3
Missing4440
Total1038100.0
25) [ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS] ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO WERE NOT RAISED IN THE CONGREGATION THEY CURRENTLY BELONG TO: How were you introduced to your current congregation? Please indicate whether each of these was or was not a factor in your introduction to the congregation you now attend. -- I was looking for a Presbyterian church. (INTROCH2)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes72362.0
2) No44338.0
Missing4312
Total1166100.0
26) [ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS] ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO WERE NOT RAISED IN THE CONGREGATION THEY CURRENTLY BELONG TO: How were you introduced to your current congregation? Please indicate whether each of these was or was not a factor in your introduction to the congregation you now attend. -- I was introduced by a relative who is/was a member of the congregation. (INTROCH3)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes26425.5
2) No77074.5
Missing4444
Total1034100.0
27) [ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS] ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO WERE NOT RAISED IN THE CONGREGATION THEY CURRENTLY BELONG TO: How were you introduced to your current congregation? Please indicate whether each of these was or was not a factor in your introduction to the congregation you now attend. -- I was introduced by a friend/neighbor/acquaintance who is/was a member of the congregation. (INTROCH4)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes45743.2
2) No60056.8
Missing4421
Total1057100.0
28) [ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS] ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO WERE NOT RAISED IN THE CONGREGATION THEY CURRENTLY BELONG TO: How were you introduced to your current congregation? Please indicate whether each of these was or was not a factor in your introduction to the congregation you now attend. -- I was one of the charter members. (INTROCH5)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes333.6
2) No89296.4
Missing4553
Total925100.0
29) [ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS] ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO WERE NOT RAISED IN THE CONGREGATION THEY CURRENTLY BELONG TO: How were you introduced to your current congregation? Please indicate whether each of these was or was not a factor in your introduction to the congregation you now attend. -- I heard or read about the church and decided to try it. (INTROCH6)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes40441.2
2) No57658.8
Missing4498
Total980100.0
30) [ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS] ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO WERE NOT RAISED IN THE CONGREGATION THEY CURRENTLY BELONG TO: How were you introduced to your current congregation? Please indicate whether each of these was or was not a factor in your introduction to the congregation you now attend. -- The pastor visited or called me. (INTROCH7)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes24224.3
2) No75375.7
Missing4483
Total995100.0
31) [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? (INTROCH8)
 TOTAL%
1) I was looking for a nearby church, regardless of denomination16011.3
2) I was looking for a Presbyterian church47733.7
3) I was introduced by a relative who is/was a member of the congregation19413.7
4) I was introduced by a friend/neighbor/acquaintance who is/was a member of the congregation31322.1
5) I was one of the charter members161.1
6) I heard or read about the church and decided to try it1289.0
7) The pastor visited or called me1238.7
8) Not applicable50.4
Missing4062
Total1416100.0
32) [ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS] ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO WERE NOT RAISED IN THE CONGREGATION THEY CURRENTLY BELONG TO: Please indicate whether or not each of these was or was not a factor in your decision to join the congregation you now belong to. -- I appreciated the education program for children. (WHYBLNG1)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes64855.1
2) No52844.9
Missing4302
Total1176100.0
33) [ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS] ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO WERE NOT RAISED IN THE CONGREGATION THEY CURRENTLY BELONG TO: Please indicate whether or not each of these was or was not a factor in your decision to join the congregation you now belong to. -- My children enjoyed the activities of this congregation. (WHYBLNG2)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes51945.5
2) No62254.5
Missing4337
Total1141100.0
34) [ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS] ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO WERE NOT RAISED IN THE CONGREGATION THEY CURRENTLY BELONG TO: Please indicate whether or not each of these was or was not a factor in your decision to join the congregation you now belong to. -- It was the closest Presbyterian church. (WHYBLNG3)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes49741.5
2) No70158.5
Missing4280
Total1198100.0
35) [ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS] ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO WERE NOT RAISED IN THE CONGREGATION THEY CURRENTLY BELONG TO: Please indicate whether or not each of these was or was not a factor in your decision to join the congregation you now belong to. -- It was the closest church. (WHYBLNG4)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes14713.5
2) No94586.5
Missing4386
Total1092100.0
36) [ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS] ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO WERE NOT RAISED IN THE CONGREGATION THEY CURRENTLY BELONG TO: Please indicate whether or not each of these was or was not a factor in your decision to join the congregation you now belong to. -- Friends invited me to join. (WHYBLNG5)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes46640.8
2) No67659.2
Missing4336
Total1142100.0
37) [ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS] ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO WERE NOT RAISED IN THE CONGREGATION THEY CURRENTLY BELONG TO: Please indicate whether or not each of these was or was not a factor in your decision to join the congregation you now belong to. -- I found the members very friendly. (WHYBLNG6)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes115988.4
2) No15211.6
Missing4167
Total1311100.0
38) [ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS] ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO WERE NOT RAISED IN THE CONGREGATION THEY CURRENTLY BELONG TO: Please indicate whether or not each of these was or was not a factor in your decision to join the congregation you now belong to. -- I found the pastor's sermons to be very meaningful. (WHYBLNG7)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes105783.6
2) No20816.4
Missing4213
Total1265100.0
39) [ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS] ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO WERE NOT RAISED IN THE CONGREGATION THEY CURRENTLY BELONG TO: Please indicate whether or not each of these was or was not a factor in your decision to join the congregation you now belong to. -- I was impressed by the pastor. (WHYBLNG8)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes100080.6
2) No24019.4
Missing4238
Total1240100.0
40) [ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS] ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO WERE NOT RAISED IN THE CONGREGATION THEY CURRENTLY BELONG TO: Please indicate whether or not each of these was or was not a factor in your decision to join the congregation you now belong to. -- I married a member of the congregation. (WHYBLNG9)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes18116.5
2) No91983.5
Missing4378
Total1100100.0
41) [ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS] ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO WERE NOT RAISED IN THE CONGREGATION THEY CURRENTLY BELONG TO: Please indicate whether or not each of these was or was not a factor in your decision to join the congregation you now belong to. -- I was impressed by how active the church was in social justice issues. (YBLNG10)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes27424.8
2) No82975.2
Missing4375
Total1103100.0
42) [ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS] ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO WERE NOT RAISED IN THE CONGREGATION THEY CURRENTLY BELONG TO: Please indicate whether or not each of these was or was not a factor in your decision to join the congregation you now belong to. -- The congregation seemed spiritually alive. (YBLNG11)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes86572.0
2) No33728.0
Missing4276
Total1202100.0
43) [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 decision to join your current congregation? (YBLNG12)
 TOTAL%
1) I appreciated the education program for children1107.3
2) My children enjoyed the activities of this congregation654.3
3) It was the closest Presbyterian church17111.4
4) It was the closest church251.7
5) Friends invited me to join714.7
6) I found the members very friendly25517.0
7) I found the pastor's sermons to be very meaningful24816.5
8) I was impressed by the pastor18712.4
9) I married a member of the congregation15110.0
10) I was impressed by how active the church was in social justice issues251.7
11) The congregation seemed spiritually alive19112.7
12) Other40.3
Missing3975
Total1503100.0
44) During your life, have you ever belonged to a congregation affiliated with a denomination other than Presbyterian? (OTHDENOM)
 TOTAL%
1) No168048.8
2) Yes176651.2
Missing2032
Total3446100.0
45) [ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS] ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE EVER BELONGED TO A CONGREGATION WITH A DENOMINATION OTHER THAN PRESBYTERIAN: How many years have you belonged to a Presbyterian congregation? (YRSPRSB)
 TOTAL%
1) 1 year or less232.0
2) 2-3 years686.0
3) 4-5 years817.2
4) 6-10 years17615.6
5) 11-15 years14412.7
6) 16-25 years19917.6
7) 26-49 years37733.4
8) 50+ years625.5
Missing4348
Total1130100.0
46) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE EVER BELONGED TO A CONGREGATION WITH A DENOMINATION OTHER THAN PRESBYTERIAN: Please indicate the other denomination(s) to which you have belonged. -- Answer one (OTDENOM1)
 TOTAL%
1) Baptist48027.7
2) Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)724.2
3) Episcopalian1046.0
4) Lutheran21612.5
5) Methodist37721.7
6) Reformed1428.2
7) Roman Catholic1186.8
8) United Church of Christ663.8
9) Other1599.2
Missing3744
Total1734100.0
47) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE EVER BELONGED TO A CONGREGATION WITH A DENOMINATION OTHER THAN PRESBYTERIAN: Please indicate the other denomination(s) to which you have belonged. -- Answer two (OTDENOM2)
 TOTAL%
1) Baptist235.9
2) Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)112.8
3) Episcopalian153.8
4) Lutheran4210.7
5) Methodist8922.6
6) Reformed4511.5
7) Roman Catholic348.7
8) United Church of Christ4010.2
9) Other9423.9
Missing5085
Total393100.0
48) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE EVER BELONGED TO A CONGREGATION WITH A DENOMINATION OTHER THAN PRESBYTERIAN: Please indicate the other denomination(s) to which you have belonged. -- Answer three (OTDENOM3)
 TOTAL%
1) Baptist58.3
3) Episcopalian11.7
4) Lutheran58.3
5) Methodist915.0
6) Reformed1118.3
7) Roman Catholic813.3
8) United Church of Christ813.3
9) Other1321.7
Missing5418
Total60100.0
49) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE EVER BELONGED TO A CONGREGATION WITH A DENOMINATION OTHER THAN PRESBYTERIAN: Please indicate the other denomination(s) to which you have belonged. -- Answer four (OTDENOM4)
 TOTAL%
6) Reformed228.6
8) United Church of Christ228.6
9) Other342.9
Missing5471
Total7100.0
50) In what religious denomination were you reared? (If you were part of more than one denomination during your youth, answer by selecting the one in which you were the most involved.) (DENOMRRD)
 TOTAL%
1) Baptist3389.8
2) Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)611.8
3) Episcopalian661.9
4) Lutheran1253.6
5) Methodist41212.0
6) Presbyterian178752.1
7) Reformed702.0
8) Roman Catholic1404.1
9) United Church of Christ641.9
10) None1233.6
11) Other2467.2
Missing2046
Total3432100.0
51) When you were a teenager, how often did each of your parents attend religious services? -- Father (FTHR_CH)
 TOTAL%
1) Never45013.4
2) Less than once a year1664.9
3) About once or twice a year2507.4
4) Several times a year2788.3
5) About once a month1444.3
6) 2-3 times a month2718.1
7) Nearly every week70521.0
8) Every week109332.5
9) Don't know10.0
Missing2120
Total3358100.0
52) When you were a teenager, how often did each of your parents attend religious services? -- Mother (MTHR_CH)
 TOTAL%
1) Never2086.0
2) Less than once a year1183.4
3) About once or twice a year1654.8
4) Several times a year2687.7
5) About once a month1273.7
6) 2-3 times a month3409.8
7) Nearly every week90526.1
8) Every week133238.5
Missing2015
Total3463100.0
53) [ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS] Can you recall a period of two years or more when you did not attend church at all (with the exception of weddings, funerals and special holidays such as Christmas and Easter)? (NOCHURCH)
 TOTAL%
1) No114856.1
2) Yes89843.9
Missing3432
Total2046100.0
54) [ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS] ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO CAN RECALL A PERIOD OF TWO OR MORE YEARS WHEN THEY DID NOT ATTEND CHURCH AT ALL (WITH THE EXCEPTION OF WEDDINGS, FUNERALS, AND SPECIAL HOLIDAYS SUCH AS CHRISTMAS AND EASTER): At what age, approximately, did you stop attending church? (AGENOCHR)
 TOTAL%
1) 14 years of age or less889.8
2) 15-19 years37041.2
3) 20-24 years24627.4
4) 25-29 years606.7
5) 30-39 years546.0
6) 40-49 years343.8
7) 50 years of age or more364.0
8) As an adult (not otherwise specified)91.0
Missing4581
Total897100.0
55) [ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS] ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO CAN RECALL A PERIOD OF TWO OR MORE YEARS WHEN THEY DID NOT ATTEND CHURCH AT ALL (WITH THE EXCEPTION OF WEDDINGS, FUNERALS AND SPECIAL HOLIDAYS SUCH AS CHRISTMAS AND EASTER): At what age, approximately, did you start attending again? (AGEATTND)
 TOTAL%
1) 14 years or age or less70.8
2) 15-19 years313.5
3) 20-24 years21224.1
4) 25-29 years24928.4
5) 30-39 years22926.1
6) 40-49 years778.8
7) 50 years of age or more738.3
Missing4600
Total878100.0
56) [ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS] ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO CAN RECALL A PERIOD OF TWO OR MORE YEARS WHEN THEY DID NOT ATTEND CHURCH AT ALL (WITH THE EXCEPTION OF WEDDINGS, FUNERALS AND SPECIAL HOLIDAYS SUCH AS CHRISTMAS AND EASTER): Please tell us, briefly, the reason(s) you stopped attending. (WHYNOCHR)
 TOTAL%
1) Grew up, started making my own decisions, and decided to stop going to church586.8
2) Moved to different community and never got involved in a new church; went into military; no way to get to church31336.9
3) Found other interests and activities which led me to spend less and less time on church-related activities819.6
4) Had specific problems with, or objections to, the church, its teachings, its members, the minister, or the denomination (Protestant, Catholic, etc.)849.9
5) The church no longer was a help to me in finding the meaning and purpose of life627.3
6) Felt my lifestyle was no longer compatible with participation in the church172.0
7) Poor health131.5
8) Home/kids/work schedule interfered738.6
9) Divorced, separated111.3
10) Don't know172.0
11) Married, re-married (change in marital status)141.7
12) Family or family member pulls in other directions657.7
13) Describes specific situation that caused leaving church313.7
14) No church in the area/none liked/wrong denomination40.5
16) Personal50.6
Missing4630
Total848100.0
57) [ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS] ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO CAN RECALL A PERIOD OF TWO OR MORE YEARS WHEN THEY DID NOT ATTEND CHURCH AT ALL (WITH THE EXCEPTION OF WEDDINGS, FUNERALS AND SPECIAL HOLIDAYS SUCH AS CHRISTMAS AND EASTER): When you began attending again, what situation or event was most important in your decision to attend? (WHYATTND)
 TOTAL%
1) I didn't start again; I have not begun to attend again; not attending91.1
2) Want children to have religious instruction; having a family; my children brought me back; birth of child; wanted children baptized24929.8
3) Self-need; it was a help to me physically and mentally; thought something was missing in my life; realized I needed it again; personal need; family crisis13816.5
4) Accompanied spouse/relative; engagement; my wife/husband, other family members encouraged me516.1
5) Wanted to go back; just for fun; my desire to go; I just went back; thought I should attend chrurch718.5
6) Moved back home/back to home church; my husband got out of the military and we moved back home; returned to this community414.9
7) Religious experience/accepted Jesus Christ; had a moving experience; when I asked the Lord Jesus Christ to come into my heart; while in a service I had a religious vision and I made a commitment; feel God called; near death364.3
8) Someone invited me back273.2
9) Marriage/divorce/re-marriage10612.7
10) My health returned (I had been sick)81.0
12) Don't know; can't remember50.6
13) Enjoyed the people and the programs; worship service; being in a church community526.2
14) Situation that caused leaving was resolved so could return161.9
15) The pastor (sermons, style)202.4
16) Death in the family60.7
Missing4643
Total835100.0
58) Most of us would describe our theology using the terms listed below. When you think about your theological position, which word or phrase best describes where you stand? (POS_THEO)
 TOTAL%
1) Very conservative1243.6
2) Conservative90726.2
3) Moderate165847.9
4) Liberal59917.3
5) Very liberal1664.8
6) Other responses90.3
Missing2015
Total3463100.0
59) Everyone must make many important decisions during his or her life, such as which occupation to pursue, what goals to strive for, for whom to vote, what to teach one's children, etc. When you make decisions such as these, to what extent do you make the decisions on the basis of your religious faith? (RELDECIS)
 TOTAL%
1) I seldom, if ever, base such decisions on my religious faith992.8
2) I sometimes base such decisions on my religious faith, but definitely do not most of the time2427.0
3) I feel that most of my important decisions are based on my religious faith, but usually in a general, unconscious way134638.7
4) I feel that most of my important decisions are based on my religious faith, and I usually consciously attempt to make them so179151.5
Missing2000
Total3478100.0
60) Have you ever tried to encourage someone to believe in Jesus Christ or to accept Him as a personal savior? (EVANGLZE)
 TOTAL%
1) No85524.6
2) Yes262575.4
Missing1998
Total3480100.0
61) Would you say you have had a conversion experience, that is, a turning point in your life when you committed yourself to Christ? (CNVRTEXP)
 TOTAL%
1) No154444.8
2) Yes190255.2
Missing2032
Total3446100.0
62) Listed below are three statements concerning the Bible. For each, indicate your level of agreement or disagreement. -- As written in the original languages, the Bible is infallible. (BIBLE1)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree61017.9
2) Agree73921.7
3) Neither agree nor disagree76122.4
4) Disagree78123.0
5) Strongly disagree51015.0
Missing2077
Total3401100.0
63) Listed below are three statements concerning the Bible. For each, indicate your level of agreement or disagreement. -- The Bible is the inerrant word of God, accurate in every detail. (BIBLE2)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree40311.8
2) Agree65719.3
3) Neither agree nor disagree62518.3
4) Disagree92627.2
5) Strongly disagree79623.4
Missing2071
Total3407100.0
64) Listed below are three statements concerning the Bible. For each, indicate your level of agreement or disagreement. -- The Genesis creation stories are there more to tell us about God's involvement than to give us a precise 'how' and 'when.' (BIBLE3)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree131238.4
2) Agree156045.6
3) Neither agree nor disagree3028.8
4) Disagree1614.7
5) Strongly disagree842.5
Missing2059
Total3419100.0
65) How important is each of the following to you personally? -- Knowing there is a God (FAITH1)
 TOTAL%
1) Most important279980.5
2) Important64418.5
3) Not very important210.6
4) Not important at all120.3
Missing2002
Total3476100.0
66) How important is each of the following to you personally? -- Knowing that God loves me (FAITH2)
 TOTAL%
1) Most important279380.5
2) Important62518.0
3) Not very important401.2
4) Not important at all120.3
Missing2008
Total3470100.0
67) How important is each of the following to you personally? -- Trying to lead a good Christian life (FAITH3)
 TOTAL%
1) Most important185253.6
2) Important156445.3
3) Not very important371.1
4) Not important at all30.1
Missing2022
Total3456100.0
68) How important is each of the following to you personally? -- Helping others who are in need (FAITH4)
 TOTAL%
1) Most important156045.3
2) Important183053.2
3) Not very important521.5
Missing2036
Total3442100.0
69) How important is each of the following to you personally? -- Accepting Jesus Christ as my personal savior (FAITH5)
 TOTAL%
1) Most important219063.8
2) Important96728.2
3) Not very important2336.8
4) Not important at all411.2
Missing2047
Total3431100.0
70) How important is each of the following to you personally? -- Knowing the distinctive doctrines of the Presbyterian Church (FAITH6)
 TOTAL%
1) Most important2778.1
2) Important196157.1
3) Not very important107831.4
4) Not important at all1193.5
Missing2043
Total3435100.0
71) How important is each of the following to you personally? -- Attending worship services (FAITH7)
 TOTAL%
1) Most important130637.9
2) Important190055.2
3) Not very important2146.2
4) Not important at all240.7
Missing2034
Total3444100.0
72) How important is each of the following to you personally? -- Working to bring about social justice (FAITH8)
 TOTAL%
1) Most important68520.2
2) Important201759.5
3) Not very important62518.4
4) Not important at all611.8
Missing2090
Total3388100.0
73) How important is each of the following to you personally? -- Telling others about Jesus (FAITH9)
 TOTAL%
1) Most important88826.1
2) Important179052.5
3) Not very important64418.9
4) Not important at all852.5
Missing2071
Total3407100.0
74) How important is each of the following to you personally? -- Belonging to this particular denomination (FAITH10)
 TOTAL%
1) Most important37210.9
2) Important172850.4
3) Not very important111432.5
4) Not important at all2136.2
Missing2051
Total3427100.0
75) How important is each of the following to you personally? -- Church membership in general (FAITH11)
 TOTAL%
1) Most important97728.4
2) Important207360.2
3) Not very important34610.1
4) Not important at all451.3
Missing2037
Total3441100.0
76) How important is each of the following to you personally? -- Religion in my life (FAITH12)
 TOTAL%
1) Most important183253.3
2) Important145442.3
3) Not very important1273.7
4) Not important at all220.6
Missing2043
Total3435100.0
77) How important is each of the following to you personally? -- Socializing with persons with similar values (FAITH13)
 TOTAL%
1) Most important52715.3
2) Important206659.9
3) Not very important75021.7
4) Not important at all1083.1
Missing2027
Total3451100.0
78) Listed below are statements expressing attitudes toward people in other countries who have never heard about Christ. Please indicate the strength of your agreement with each item by circling the appropriate response. -- I believe that if we do not preach Christ to them, they will be damned forever. (NOTBLVR1)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree1414.1
2) Agree2417.1
3) Neither agree nor disagree68320.0
4) Disagree122936.0
5) Strongly disagree112032.8
Missing2064
Total3414100.0
79) Listed below are statements expressing attitudes toward people in other countries who have never heard about Christ. Please indicate the strength of your agreement with each item by circling the appropriate response. -- I don't believe they will be damned, but I do have a desire to share the love of Christ with them. (NOTBLVR2)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree83824.3
2) Agree179352.0
3) Neither agree nor disagree52615.3
4) Disagree2035.9
5) Strongly disagree882.6
Missing2030
Total3448100.0
80) Listed below are statements expressing attitudes toward people in other countries who have never heard about Christ. Please indicate the strength of your agreement with each item by circling the appropriate response. -- I believe that we shouldn't worry about them because there are so many people in this country who haven't heard about Christ. (NOTBLVR3)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree361.1
2) Agree1494.4
3) Neither agree nor disagree57416.8
4) Disagree166348.6
5) Strongly disagree99929.2
Missing2057
Total3421100.0
81) Listed below are statements expressing attitudes toward people in other countries who have never heard about Christ. Please indicate the strength of your agreement with each item by circling the appropriate response. -- I believe that we should respect their religions and stop trying to impose Christianity on them. (NOTBLVR4)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree2507.3
2) Agree81423.8
3) Neither agree nor disagree95527.9
4) Disagree92227.0
5) Strongly disagree47914.0
Missing2058
Total3420100.0
82) Please indicate the strength of your agreement or disagreement with each of the following statements -- All the different religions are equally good ways of helping a person find ultimate truth (For information on Index Construction, see Data File Summary). (BELIEF1)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree1323.8
2) Agree63918.5
3) Neither agree nor disagree55216.0
4) Disagree133338.7
5) Strongly disagree79022.9
Missing2032
Total3446100.0
83) Please indicate the strength of your agreement or disagreement with each of the following statements -- Not all the churches have God's Truth; many are in serious error (For information on Index Construction, see Data File Summary). (BELIEF2)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree47613.9
2) Agree145442.4
3) Neither agree nor disagree96728.2
4) Disagree44312.9
5) Strongly disagree882.6
Missing2050
Total3428100.0
84) Please indicate the strength of your agreement or disagreement with each of the following statements -- The only absolute truth for humankind is Jesus Christ (For information on Index Construction, see Data File Summary). (BELIEF3)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree121035.3
2) Agree108131.5
3) Neither agree nor disagree57416.7
4) Disagree45513.3
5) Strongly disagree1093.2
Missing2049
Total3429100.0
85) Please indicate the strength of your agreement or disagreement with each of the following statements -- All the great religions of the world are equally good and true (For information on Index Construction, see Data File Summary). (BELIEF4)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree702.0
2) Agree38811.3
3) Neither agree nor disagree83224.2
4) Disagree140741.0
5) Strongly disagree73721.5
Missing2044
Total3434100.0
86) Please indicate the strength of your agreement or disagreement with each of the following statements -- Only the followers of Jesus Christ and members of His church can be saved (For information on Index Construction, see Data File Summary). (BELIEF5)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree48114.0
2) Agree64118.7
3) Neither agree nor disagree77522.6
4) Disagree109932.0
5) Strongly disagree43612.7
Missing2046
Total3432100.0
87) Please indicate the strength of your agreement or disagreement with each of the following statements -- The primary purpose of men and women in this life is to prepare for the next life (For information on Index Construction, see Data File Summary). (BELIEF6)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree2477.2
2) Agree60717.7
3) Neither agree nor disagree72121.0
4) Disagree134139.0
5) Strongly disagree52315.2
Missing2039
Total3439100.0
88) Please indicate the strength of your agreement or disagreement with each of the following statements -- It is not as important to worry about life after death as what one can do in this life (For information on Index Construction, see Data File Summary). (BELIEF7)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree51515.0
2) Agree164947.9
3) Neither agree nor disagree53315.5
4) Disagree60417.6
5) Strongly disagree1384.0
Missing2039
Total3439100.0
89) Please indicate the strength of your agreement or disagreement with each of the following statements -- I believe in a divine judgment after death where some shall be rewarded and others punished (For information on Index Construction, see Data File Summary). (BELIEF8)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree63518.4
2) Agree148643.0
3) Neither agree nor disagree76422.1
4) Disagree42812.4
5) Strongly disagree1414.1
Missing2024
Total3454100.0
90) Please indicate the strength of your agreement or disagreement with each of the following statements -- Today, people should think for themselves about religion and not accept the teachings of any one church (For information on Index Construction, see Data File Summary). (BELIEF9)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree1333.9
2) Agree90826.6
3) Neither agree nor disagree79123.1
4) Disagree135539.6
5) Strongly disagree2316.8
Missing2060
Total3418100.0
91) Please indicate the strength of your agreement or disagreement with each of the following statements -- The individual can find religious truth without any help from a church (For information on Index Construction, see Data File Summary). (BELIEF10)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree802.3
2) Agree70320.4
3) Neither agree nor disagree57416.7
4) Disagree161346.9
5) Strongly disagree46813.6
Missing2040
Total3438100.0
92) Please indicate the strength of your agreement or disagreement with each of the following statements -- Religious ideas should be the result of the individual's search, without regard to any churches or church teachings (For information on Index Construction, see Data File Summary). (BELIEF11)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree431.3
2) Agree3189.3
3) Neither agree nor disagree51014.9
4) Disagree202058.9
5) Strongly disagree54115.8
Missing2046
Total3432100.0
93) Please indicate the strength of your agreement or disagreement with each of the following statements -- To know God's Truth, it is important to follow the teachings of ministers (For information on Index Construction, see Data File Summary). (BELIEF12)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree661.9
2) Agree74021.7
3) Neither agree nor disagree125936.8
4) Disagree115733.9
5) Strongly disagree1965.7
Missing2060
Total3418100.0
94) Please indicate the strength of your agreement or disagreement with each of the following statements -- God's Truth was given to the church, and all persons must follow the church's teachings (For information on Index Construction, see Data File Summary). (BELIEF13)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree802.3
2) Agree62418.3
3) Neither agree nor disagree110732.5
4) Disagree132238.8
5) Strongly disagree2768.1
Missing2069
Total3409100.0
95) What is your sex? (GENDER)
 TOTAL%
1) Female137139.1
2) Male213260.9
Missing1975
Total3503100.0
96) What is your present age? (AGE1)
 TOTAL%
1) 15 or younger70.2
2) 16-19280.8
3) 20-24230.7
4) 25-29692.0
5) 30-341995.7
6) 35-3935810.2
7) 40-4445112.9
8) 45-4941611.9
9) 50-5437410.7
10) 55-5941611.9
11) 60-6438711.1
12) 65-693239.2
13) 70-742276.5
14) 75-791153.3
15) 80-84722.1
16) 85 or older290.8
Missing1984
Total3494100.0
97) Which of the categories below most closely describes the place in which you currently live? (PRSNTHME)
 TOTAL%
1) In open country, but not on a farm38511.1
2) On a farm1273.7
3) In a small city or town (under 50,000 population)107331.0
4) In a medium-size city (50,000-250,000 population)48614.1
5) In a suburb near a medium-size city3109.0
6) In a large city (over 250,000 population)42312.2
7) In a suburb near a large city65418.9
Missing2020
Total3458100.0
98) What is your present marital status? (MARSTAT1)
 TOTAL%
1) Married290283.8
2) Not married56016.2
Missing2016
Total3462100.0
99) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHOSE PRESENT MARITAL STATUS IS 'MARRIED': Have you had a previous marriage (or marriages)? (PRIORMAR)
 TOTAL%
1) No235083.0
2) Yes, I was widowed531.9
3) Yes, I was divorced41614.7
4) Yes, I was both widowed and divorced110.4
Missing2648
Total2830100.0
100) [ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS] ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHOSE PRESENT MARITAL STATUS IS 'MARRIED': Please indicate the faith in which husband/wife was reared (SPSDENOM)
 TOTAL%
1) Baptist19311.8
2) Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)543.3
3) Episcopalian533.2
4) Lutheran945.7
5) Methodist25015.3
6) Presbyterian56034.3
7) Reformed261.6
8) Roman Catholic18011.0
9) United Church of Christ382.3
10) None613.7
11) Other1267.7
Missing3843
Total1635100.0
101) [ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS] ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHOSE PRESENT MARITAL STATUS IS 'MARRIED': Please indicate your husband's or wife's current religious affiliation. (SPSRELIG)
 TOTAL%
1) Baptist110.7
2) Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)30.2
3) Episcopalian30.2
4) Lutheran60.4
5) Methodist130.8
6) Presbyterian143688.3
7) Reformed10.1
8) Roman Catholic392.4
9) United Church of Christ50.3
10) None875.3
11) Other231.4
Missing3851
Total1627100.0
102) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHOSE PRESENT MARITAL STATUS IS NOT MARRIED: Have you ever been married? (MRRDBEFR)
 TOTAL%
1) No22341.0
2) Yes, but I am now widowed16630.5
3) Yes, but I am now divorced14025.7
4) Yes, but I am both widowed and divorced152.8
Missing4934
Total544100.0
103) [ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS] Please answer these questions about yourself and your husband or wife (if married). What are your employment statuses? -- You (EMPLYMNT)
 TOTAL%
1) Employed full time85941.6
2) Employed part time1969.5
3) Self-employed1668.0
4) Unemployed170.8
5) Retired60329.2
6) Full-time homemaker1778.6
7) Student391.9
8) Other100.5
Missing3411
Total2067100.0
104) [ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS] ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHOSE PRESENT MARITAL STATUS IS 'MARRIED': Please answer these questions about yourself and your husband or wife. What are your employment statuses? -- Your Spouse (SPSEMPLY)
 TOTAL%
1) Employed full time69642.0
2) Employed part time1539.2
3) Self-employed1348.1
4) Unemployed271.6
5) Retired41925.3
6) Full-time homemaker21312.9
7) Student70.4
8) Other80.5
Missing3821
Total1657100.0
105) [ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS] Which category best describes your usual occupations? (If retired, homemaker, or otherwise not currently employed, answer as regards your prior employment, if any.) -- Self (OCCUPTN)
 TOTAL%
1) Clerk, secretary, or other administrative support34116.8
2) Executive, manager, or administrator40620.1
3) Farming, forestry, or fishing442.2
4) Household service130.6
5) Machine operator, assembler, or fabricator452.2
6) Mechanic, construction, or repair (plumbing, electrical)562.8
7) Military, police, other protective service261.3
8) Professional (incl. teacher, engineer, physician, lawyer, scientist, minister)77538.3
9) Sales1205.9
10) Technician or technologist613.0
11) Transportation or material moving241.2
12) Other311.5
13) Other services241.2
14) Homemaker351.7
15) None231.1
Missing3454
Total2024100.0
106) [ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS] ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHOSE PRESENT MARITAL STATUS IS 'MARRIED': Which category best describes your usual occupations? (If retired, homemaker, or otherwise not currently employed, answer as regards your prior employment, if any.) -- Your Spouse (SPSOCCUP)
 TOTAL%
1) Clerk, secretary, or other administrative support27016.9
2) Executive, manager, or administrator28017.5
3) Farming, forestry, or fishing442.8
4) Household service452.8
5) Machine operator, assembler, or fabricator493.1
6) Mechanic, construction, or repair (plumbing, electrical)684.3
7) Military, police, other protective service271.7
8) Professional (incl. teacher, engineer, physician, lawyer, scientist, minister)57235.8
9) Sales744.6
10) Technician or technologist553.4
11) Transportation or material moving281.8
12) Other241.5
13) Other service90.6
14) Homemaker513.2
15) None10.1
Missing3881
Total1597100.0
107) [ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS] What is the highest level of education each of you has completed? -- You (EDUCATN)
 TOTAL%
1) Less than eight years of formal education80.4
2) Completed eighth grade110.5
3) Some high school512.5
4) Completed high school30714.9
5) Some college44521.6
6) Graduated from college50224.3
7) Some graduate work25912.6
8) A graduate degree48023.3
Missing3415
Total2063100.0
108) [ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS] ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHOSE PRESENT MARITAL STATUS IS 'MARRIED': Please answer these questions about yourself and your husband or wife. What is the highest level of education each of you has completed? -- Your Spouse (SPSEDUC)
 TOTAL%
1) Less than eight years of formal education40.2
2) Completed eighth grade110.7
3) Some high school573.4
4) Completed high school32219.3
5) Some college36021.6
6) Graduated from college41825.0
7) Some graduate work1529.1
8) A graduate degree34620.7
Missing3808
Total1670100.0
109) How many children have you given birth to or fathered? (Do not count any stepchildren or adopted children.) (KIDS)
 TOTAL%
0) None36511.2
1) 143513.3
2) 2122537.5
3) 375523.1
4) 432510.0
5) 51053.2
6) 6381.2
7) 7 or more180.6
Missing2212
Total3266100.0
110) Do you have any legally adopted children? (ADPTKID)
 TOTAL%
1) No322092.8
2) Yes2517.2
Missing2007
Total3471100.0
111) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE LEGALLY ADOPTED CHILDREN: How many? (NOADPTKD)
 TOTAL%
1) 115662.4
2) 28232.8
3) 372.8
4) 431.2
5) 510.4
6) 6 or more10.4
Missing5228
Total250100.0
112) Do you have any stepchildren (that is, did your spouse already have children at the time of your marriage)? (STEPKID)
 TOTAL%
1) No309390.0
2) Yes34310.0
Missing2042
Total3436100.0
113) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE STEPCHILDREN: How many? (NUMSTPKD)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total3382.271.21
114) If you have ever had any children, please list the current age for each (including any adopted or stepchildren). -- Child one (AGEKID1)
 TOTAL%
1) 5 years or less1976.6
2) 6-17 years68122.9
3) 18-24 years41714.0
4) 25 years or older168256.5
Missing2501
Total2977100.0
115) If you have ever had any children, please list the current age for each (including any adopted or stepchildren). -- Child two (AGEKID2)
 TOTAL%
1) 5 years or less2218.6
2) 6-17 years62224.1
3) 18-24 years38314.8
4) 25 years or older135552.5
5) Child deceased10.0
Missing2896
Total2582100.0
116) If you have ever had any children, please list the current age for each (including any adopted or stepchildren). -- Child three (AGEKID3)
 TOTAL%
1) 5 years or less1108.1
2) 6-17 years26819.7
3) 18-24 years17412.8
4) 25 years or older80659.3
5) Child deceased20.1
Missing4118
Total1360100.0
117) If you have ever had any children, please list the current age for each (including any adopted or stepchildren). -- Child four (AGEKID4)
 TOTAL%
1) 5 years or less386.4
2) 6-17 years9516.0
3) 18-24 years9115.4
4) 25 years or older36762.0
5) Child deceased10.2
Missing4886
Total592100.0
118) If you have ever had any children, please list the current age for each (including any adopted or stepchildren). -- Child five (AGEKID5)
 TOTAL%
1) 5 years or less114.7
2) 6-17 years2912.4
3) 18-24 years4418.8
4) 25 years or older15064.1
Missing5244
Total234100.0
119) If you have ever had any children, please list the current age for each (including any adopted or stepchildren). -- Child six (AGEKID6)
 TOTAL%
1) 5 years or less22.1
2) 6-17 years1717.5
3) 18-24 years1818.6
4) 25 years or older6061.9
Missing5381
Total97100.0
120) Generally speaking, do you think of yourself as a Democrat, Independent, Republican, or other? (POLPRTY)
 TOTAL%
1) Democrat130237.5
2) Independent68119.6
3) Republican143741.4
4) All other responses531.5
Missing2005
Total3473100.0
121) [ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS] Which of these terms best describes your usual stand on political issues? (POLISSUE)
 TOTAL%
1) Very liberal291.4
2) Liberal25212.3
3) Moderate97647.5
4) Conservative71634.8
5) Very conservative824.0
Missing3423
Total2055100.0
122) How many people (including yourself) live in your household? (Do not count/include students who live elsewhere while they attend college or university.) (SIZEOFHH)
 TOTAL%
1) I live alone39711.4
2) Two of us156544.8
3) Three of us59917.1
4) Four of us61217.5
5) Five of us2256.4
6) Six of us651.9
7) Seven or more of us120.3
8) Not applicable (I live in a dormitory, nursing home or other institutional housing210.6
Missing1982
Total3496100.0
123) From the list below, select the choice that best describes all of the people in the household in which you live. (TYPEOFHH)
 TOTAL%
1) A single adult, living alone37911.0
2) A single parent, living with one or more children702.0
3) A married couple, no children in household143641.7
4) A married couple, living with one or more children139040.4
5) An unmarried couple, no children in household90.3
6) An unmarried couple, living with one or more children50.1
7) Another family arrangement (two or more related adults), no children in household501.5
8) Another family arrangement (two or more related adults), living with one or more children461.3
9) Roommates (two or more unrelated adults), no children in household361.0
10) Roommates (two or more unrelated adults), living with one or more children50.1
11) Some other arrangement (or not sure which category fits)160.5
Missing2036
Total3442100.0
124) Is the home in which you currently live (HOMETYPE)
 TOTAL%
1) Rented by you3058.8
2) Owned by you free and clear of mortgage91126.4
3) Owned by you with a mortgage183053.0
4) Manse/owned by your congregation34610.0
5) All other responses641.9
Missing2022
Total3456100.0
125) Where did you live approximately five years ago, in October 1988? (LIVE1988)
 TOTAL%
1) Same home I live in now216962.1
2) A different home, but in the same county43412.4
3) In a different county, but in the same state2918.3
4) In a different state57616.5
5) In a different country250.7
Missing1983
Total3495100.0
126) In what state or country were you born? (PLCBORN)
 TOTAL%
1) South95127.6
2) West36310.5
3) Northeast87325.3
4) Midwest103029.9
5) USA (not otherwise specified)1002.9
6) Other countries1273.7
Missing2034
Total3444100.0
127) [ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS] Which of these broad categories best describes your approximate total family income from all sources before taxes in 1992? (If you live alone, please answer in terms of your personal income.) (TOTALINC)
 TOTAL%
1) Less than $15,0001085.5
2) $15,000 - $24,99923111.8
3) $25,000 - $34,99929114.9
4) $35,000 - $49,99936318.5
5) $50,000 - $74,99947224.1
6) $75,000 - $99,99924212.4
7) $100,000 or more25112.8
Missing3520
Total1958100.0
128) In 1992, what percentage of your family's total pre-tax income from all sources (including pensions, investments, housing allowances etc.) did you contribute to your church? (INCCONTR)
 TOTAL%
0) None190.6
1) 2 percent or less53016.8
2) 3%-4%49215.6
3) 5%-6%74423.6
4) 7%-9%45914.5
5) 10%57418.2
6) 11%-14%1344.2
7) 15% or more1053.3
8) Don't know/unspecified983.1
Missing2323
Total3155100.0
129) What is your race/ethnicity? (ETHNICTY)
 TOTAL%
1) African American, Black762.2
2) American Indian, Native American110.3
3) Asian American, Pacific Islander571.6
4) Hispanic, Spanish American230.7
5) White, Caucasian329094.7
6) Other110.3
9) Multi-racial70.2
Missing2003
Total3475100.0
130) Individualism Index - This index combines responses to questions that provide opinions on the extent to which the Christian faith requires adherence to the teachings of the church. Panelists with 'high' individualism scores generally believe than an individual does not need the church or any organized community to be faithful, while those with 'low' individualism scores believe that faithfulness to God requires participation with other believers through the church. (INDIV)
 TOTAL%
1) Low100830.3
2) Medium191657.6
3) High40212.1
Missing2152
Total3326100.0
131) Otherworldliness Index - This concept refers to the relative importance individuals place on earthly existence compared to life after death. A 'high' score on this index indicates that an individual tends to place greater relative emphasis on the next life, while a 'low' score indicates that an individual tends to place greater relative emphasis on the present life. (OTRWLD)
 TOTAL%
1) Low105231.0
2) Medium158846.8
3) High75122.1
Missing2087
Total3391100.0
132) Relativism Index - This index combines responses to questions concerned with the uniqueness of the Christian message as a path to God. Persons who believe that Christianity is the only way to know God and receive salvation would tend toward a 'low' score on this index, while persons who believe that most religions have at least part of the ultimate truth and that there are multiple paths to God would tend toward a 'high' score on relativism. High relativism is similar to universalism, the view that all human beings will eventually receive salvation. (RLTVSM)
 TOTAL%
1) Low165649.7
2) Medium132639.8
3) High35310.6
Missing2143
Total3335100.0
133) Sub-sample population (SAMPLE_M)
 TOTAL%
1) Members104249.4
2) Elders106850.6
Missing3368
Total2110100.0
134) [ASKED ONLY OF PASTORS AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY] First of all, how many congregations do you regularly serve or attend? (NO_CONGS)
 TOTAL%
1) One congregation99682.5
2) Two or more congregations17914.8
3) Do not serve a congregation332.7
Missing4270
Total1208100.0
135) [ASKED ONLY OF PASTORS AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY] How long have you been associated with this congregation? (YRSCON_1)
 TOTAL%
1) 1 year or less20917.9
2) 2-3 years30426.0
3) 4-5 years20017.1
4) 6-10 years23820.4
5) 11-15 years978.3
6) 16-25 years988.4
7) 26-49 years232.0
Missing4309
Total1169100.0
136) [ASKED ONLY OF PASTORS AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY] How far do you live from this congregation? (MILES_1)
 TOTAL%
1) 1 mile or less48141.4
2) 2-3 miles23520.2
3) 4-5 miles12610.8
4) 6-9 miles978.3
5) 10-14 miles907.7
6) 15 miles or more13311.4
Missing4316
Total1162100.0
137) [ASKED ONLY OF PASTORS AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY] What is the approximate number of members in this congregation? (MEMBER_1)
 TOTAL%
1) 0-49504.3
2) 50-991059.0
3) 100-14915012.9
4) 150-1991018.7
5) 200-29916013.7
6) 300-49920117.3
7) 500-99921418.4
8) 1000+16614.3
9) Don't know171.5
Missing4314
Total1164100.0
138) [ASKED ONLY OF PASTORS AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY] How long have you been associated with each congregation? (YRSCON_2)
 TOTAL%
1) 1 year or less2112.4
2) 2-3 years5632.9
3) 4-5 years2514.7
4) 6-10 years2514.7
5) 11-15 years158.8
6) 16-25 years2011.8
7) 26-49 years63.5
8) 50 years or more21.2
Missing5308
Total170100.0
139) [ASKED ONLY OF PASTORS AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY] How far do you live from each congregation? (MILES_2)
 TOTAL%
1) 1 mile or less8350.3
2) 2-3 miles1710.3
3) 4-5 miles2012.1
4) 6-9 miles159.1
5) 10-14 miles74.2
6) 15 miles or more2313.9
Missing5313
Total165100.0
140) [ASKED ONLY OF PASTORS AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY] What is the approximate number of members in each congregation? (MEMBER_2)
 TOTAL%
1) 0-492916.8
2) 50-994526.0
3) 100-1492916.8
4) 150-199179.8
5) 200-299169.2
6) 300-499158.7
7) 500-999126.9
8) 1000 or more63.5
9) Don't know42.3
Missing5305
Total173100.0
141) [ASKED ONLY OF PASTORS AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY] ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE EVER BELONGED TO A CONGREGATION WITH A DENOMINATION OTHER THAN PRESBYTERIAN: How many years have you been a Presbyterian? (YRSPRESB)
 TOTAL%
1) 1 year or less40.7
2) 2-3 years81.4
3) 4-5 years61.0
4) 6-10 years498.4
5) 11-15 years7813.4
6) 16-25 years16528.4
7) 26-49 years22739.1
8) 50+ years437.4
Missing4898
Total580100.0
142) [ASKED ONLY OF PASTORS AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY] In what year were you ordained as a minister of the Word and Sacrament? (YR_ORDND)
 TOTAL%
1) Prior to 1950271.9
2) 1950-195922215.8
3) 1960-196927319.4
4) 1970-197932923.4
5) 1980-198942930.6
6) 1990-present1248.8
Missing4074
Total1404100.0
143) [ASKED ONLY OF PASTORS AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY] If you were ordained by a denomination other than the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) or one of its predecessor denominations, name that body (DENOMORD)
 TOTAL%
1) Baptist2824.3
2) Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)32.6
3) Episcopalian21.7
4) Others1916.5
5) Lutheran21.7
6) Methodist1412.2
7) Reformed3530.4
8) Roman Catholic32.6
9) United Church of Christ97.8
Missing5363
Total115100.0
144) [ASKED ONLY OF PASTORS AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY] Are you presently enrolled in a graduate school, seminary or theological school? (ENROLLED)
 TOTAL%
1) No124289.0
2) Yes15411.0
Missing4082
Total1396100.0
145) [ASKED ONLY OF PASTORS AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY] ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE PRESENTLY ENROLLED IN A GRADUATE SCHOOL, SEMINARY, OR THEOLOGICAL SCHOOL: Please specify degree (CRNTENR)
 TOTAL%
1) M.Div. or B.D.21.3
2) M.A., M.R.E., or M.C.E.96.0
3) Th.M., S.T.M74.7
4) D.Min8154.0
5) Ph.D., Th.D., S.T.D2013.3
6) Other1510.0
7) No degree listed1610.7
Missing5328
Total150100.0
146) [ASKED ONLY OF PASTORS AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY] ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE PRESENTLY ENROLLED IN A GRADUATE SCHOOL, SEMINARY, OR THEOLOGICAL SCHOOL: Please specify school (SCHLENR)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total15053.3335.08
147) [ASKED ONLY OF PASTORS AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY] Please indicate the theological degrees you have received -- M.Div. or B.D (MDIV_BD)
 TOTAL%
0) Not checked725.1
1) Checked133794.9
Missing4069
Total1409100.0
148) [ASKED ONLY OF PASTORS AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY] Please indicate the date you received the degree -- M.Div. or B.D. (YRMDIVBD)
 TOTAL%
1) Prior to 1950181.3
2) 1950-195920315.2
3) 1960-196926519.9
4) 1970-197929622.2
5) 1980-198937428.0
6) 1990-present17813.3
Missing4144
Total1334100.0
149) [ASKED ONLY OF PASTORS AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY] Please indicate the name of the institution from which you received each degree -- M.Div. or B.D. (SCMDIVBD)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total133442.9924.40
150) [ASKED ONLY OF PASTORS AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY] Please indicate the theological degrees you have received -- M.A., M.R.E., M.C.E., Th.M., or S.T.M. (MA_THM)
 TOTAL%
0) Not checked119885.0
2) M.A., M.R.E., M.C.E.956.7
3) Th.M., or S.T.M.1168.2
Missing4069
Total1409100.0
151) [ASKED ONLY OF PASTORS AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY] Please indicate the date you received the degree -- M.A., M.R.E., M.C.E., Th.M., or S.T.M. (YR_MATHM)
 TOTAL%
1) Prior to 195020.9
2) 1950-1959199.0
3) 1960-19696832.2
4) 1970-19795526.1
5) 1980-19894822.7
6) 1990-present199.0
Missing5267
Total211100.0
152) [ASKED ONLY OF PASTORS AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY] Please indicate the name of the institution from which you received each degree -- M.A., M.R.E., M.C.E., Th.M., or S.T.M. (SC_MATHM)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total21156.6228.65
153) [ASKED ONLY OF PASTORS AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY] Please indicate the theological degrees you have received -- D.Min., Ph.D., Th.D., or S.T.D. (DMIN_PHD)
 TOTAL%
0) Not checked105875.1
4) D.Min.26018.5
5) Ph.D., Th.D., or S.T.D.916.5
Missing4069
Total1409100.0
154) [ASKED ONLY OF PASTORS AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY] Please indicate the date you received the degree -- D.Min., Ph.D., Th.D., or S.T.D. (YRDMINPH)
 TOTAL%
1) Prior to 195010.3
2) 1950-195951.4
3) 1960-1969174.8
4) 1970-19799627.4
5) 1980-198915945.3
6) 1990-present7320.8
Missing5127
Total351100.0
155) [ASKED ONLY OF PASTORS AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY] Please indicate the name of the institution from which you received each degree -- D.Min., Ph.D., Th.D., or S.T.D. (SCDMINPH)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total35147.6729.74
156) [ASKED ONLY OF PASTORS AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY] Please indicate the theological degree you have received -- Other (OTHRDEGR)
 TOTAL%
0) Not checked138398.2
6) Checked261.8
Missing4069
Total1409100.0
157) [ASKED ONLY OF PASTORS AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY] What is the highest level of non-theological education you have attained in addition to your theological training? (EDUC)
 TOTAL%
4) Completed high school40.3
5) Some college60.4
6) Graduated from college82458.9
7) Some graduate work29521.1
8) A graduate degree27119.4
Missing4078
Total1400100.0
158) [ASKED ONLY OF PASTORS AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY] Before entering seminary for your B.D. or M.Div., were you engaged in any long-term secular job or career? (SCLRJOB)
 TOTAL%
1) No92666.4
2) Yes46833.6
Missing4084
Total1394100.0
159) [ASKED ONLY OF PASTORS AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY] ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO WERE ENGAGED IN ANY LONG-TERM SECULAR JOB OR CAREER BEFORE ENTERING THE SEMINARY: How long were you in that job or career? (YRSCLRJB)
 TOTAL%
1) 1 year or less132.9
2) 2-3 years12026.4
3) 4-5 years8719.2
4) 6-10 years13128.9
5) 11-15 years5411.9
6) 16-25 years378.1
7) 26 years or more122.6
Missing5024
Total454100.0
160) [ASKED ONLY OF PASTORS AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY] ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO WERE ENGAGED IN ANY LONG-TERM SECULAR JOB OR CAREER BEFORE ENTERING THE SEMINARY: Which category best describes your occupation in that job or career? (OCCUP)
 TOTAL%
1) Clerk, secretary, or other administrative support255.5
2) Executive, manager, or administrator8117.7
3) Farming, forestry, or fishing112.4
4) Household service40.9
5) Machine operator, assembler, or fabricator61.3
6) Mechanic, construction, or repair (plumbing, electrical)112.4
7) Military, police, other protective service449.6
8) Professional (incl. teacher, engineer, physician, lawyer, scientist, minister)21747.5
9) Sales316.8
10) Technician or technologist122.6
11) Transportation or material moving30.7
12) Other51.1
13) Other service51.1
14) Homemaker20.4
Missing5021
Total457100.0
161) [ASKED ONLY OF PASTORS AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY] At the present time, are you serving a congregation in a pastoral position? (PSTRLPOS)
 TOTAL%
1) No30221.5
2) Yes110478.5
Missing4072
Total1406100.0
162) [ASKED ONLY OF PASTORS AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY] ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE SERVING A CONGREGATION IN A PASTORAL POSITION AT THE PRESENT TIME: Do you consider yourself a full-time or part-time parish pastor? (FTPTPOS)
 TOTAL%
1) Full-time87880.8
2) Part-time20819.2
Missing4392
Total1086100.0
163) [ASKED ONLY OF PASTORS AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY] ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE PRESENTLY SERVING A CONGREGATION IN A PASTORAL POSITION PART TIME: How many hours per week? (HRSWEEK)
 TOTAL%
1) 1-9 hours1910.3
2) 10-19 hours4122.2
3) 20-29 hours6836.8
4) 30-39 hours4423.8
5) 40 hours or more137.0
Missing5293
Total185100.0
164) [ASKED ONLY OF PASTORS AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY] ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE SERVING A CONGREGATION IN A PASTORAL POSITION AT THE PRESENT TIME: What is your present position in your congregation? (CONGPOS)
 TOTAL%
1) Solo pastor55951.1
2) Senior pastor16415.0
3) Assistant/associate pastor14913.6
4) Co-pastor353.2
5) Stated or temporary supply696.3
6) Tentmaker676.1
7) Interim pastor191.7
9) Parish associate252.3
10) Designated pastor20.2
11) Other40.4
Missing4385
Total1093100.0
165) [ASKED ONLY OF PASTORS AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY] Are you currently employed in a non-parish job or ministry? (NONPRSHJ)
 TOTAL%
1) No100872.5
2) Yes, full time24117.3
3) Yes, part time14110.1
Missing4088
Total1390100.0
166) [ASKED ONLY OF PASTORS AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY] ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE NOT CURRENTLY EMPLOYED IN A NON-PARISH JOB OR MINISTRY: Do you consider yourself retired from active ministry? (RTRDMIN)
 TOTAL%
1) No87294.4
2) Yes525.6
Missing4554
Total924100.0
167) [ASKED ONLY OF PASTORS AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY] ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE CURRENTLY EMPLOYED IN A NON-PARISH JOB OR MINISTRY: In what type of non-parish ministry or other work are you currently engaged? (CURWORK)
 TOTAL%
1) Faculty/staff at an educational institution7723.5
2) Campus minister92.8
3) Chaplain5717.4
4) Missionary10.3
5) Presbytery staff3911.9
6) Synod staff61.8
7) National staff of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)113.4
8) Staff of an ecumenical or nondenominational agency134.0
9) Professional pastoral counselor206.1
10) Other employment in a church-related setting185.5
11) Other employment7623.2
Missing5151
Total327100.0
168) [ASKED ONLY OF PASTORS AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY] ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE EMPLOYED AS FACULTY STAFF AT AN EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION, CAMPUS MINISTER, OR CHAPLAIN: For what type of institution do you work? (INST_WRK)
 TOTAL%
1) Military149.9
2) High school42.8
3) College or university4632.6
4) Seminary or other theological school3524.8
5) Hospital or other medical facility3323.4
6) Other53.5
8) Preschool-elementary21.4
9) Local community government21.4
Missing5337
Total141100.0
169) [ASKED ONLY OF PASTORS AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY] ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE EMPLOYED AS FACULTY STAFF AT AN EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION, CAMPUS MINISTER, OR CHAPLAIN AND NOT WORKING FOR A MILITARY INSTITUTION: Is your institution affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)? (AFFPCUSA)
 TOTAL%
1) No9172.8
2) Yes3427.2
Missing5353
Total125100.0
170) [ASKED ONLY OF PASTORS AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY] How well would you say each of the following phrases describes your present work? If you have more than one job, answer with regard to your primary job. -- It provides a lot of variety. (WORK_1)
 TOTAL%
1) Very well78762.1
2) Fairly well42733.7
3) Not very well453.5
4) Not at all80.6
5) Don't know10.1
Missing4210
Total1268100.0
171) [ASKED ONLY OF PASTORS AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY] How well would you say each of the following phrases describes your present work? If you have more than one job, answer with regard to your primary job. -- It is often boring. (WORK_2)
 TOTAL%
1) Very well121.0
2) Fairly well614.8
3) Not very well31725.1
4) Not at all86568.5
5) Don't know70.6
Missing4216
Total1262100.0
172) [ASKED ONLY OF PASTORS AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY] How well would you say each of the following phrases describes your present work? If you have more than one job, answer with regard to your primary job. -- People at work care about me personally. (WORK_3)
 TOTAL%
1) Very well56145.8
2) Fairly well56346.0
3) Not very well786.4
4) Not at all141.1
5) Don't know90.7
Missing4253
Total1225100.0
173) [ASKED ONLY OF PASTORS AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY] How well would you say each of the following phrases describes your present work? If you have more than one job, answer with regard to your primary job. -- I work in a huge bureaucracy. (WORK_4)
 TOTAL%
1) Very well443.6
2) Fairly well13210.7
3) Not very well24519.8
4) Not at all80464.9
5) Don't know141.1
Missing4239
Total1239100.0
174) [ASKED ONLY OF PASTORS AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY] How well would you say each of the following phrases describes your present work? If you have more than one job, answer with regard to your primary job. -- It drains me emotionally. (WORK_5)
 TOTAL%
1) Very well14611.7
2) Fairly well44836.0
3) Not very well44936.1
4) Not at all19815.9
5) Don't know30.2
Missing4234
Total1244100.0
175) [ASKED ONLY OF PASTORS AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY] How well would you say each of the following phrases describes your present work? If you have more than one job, answer with regard to your primary job. -- It is mentally stimulating. (WORK_6)
 TOTAL%
1) Very well55944.5
2) Fairly well59347.2
3) Not very well876.9
4) Not at all151.2
5) Don't know30.2
Missing4221
Total1257100.0
176) [ASKED ONLY OF PASTORS AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY] How well would you say each of the following phrases describes your present work? If you have more than one job, answer with regard to your primary job. -- It provides good opportunity to advance. (WORK_7)
 TOTAL%
1) Very well1149.2
2) Fairly well35728.8
3) Not very well40632.7
4) Not at all26521.4
5) Don't know998.0
Missing4237
Total1241100.0
177) [ASKED ONLY OF PASTORS AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY] How well would you say each of the following phrases describes your present work? If you have more than one job, answer with regard to your primary job. -- It suits my personality. (WORK_8)
 TOTAL%
1) Very well59247.1
2) Fairly well54543.4
3) Not very well947.5
4) Not at all211.7
5) Don't know40.3
Missing4222
Total1256100.0
178) [ASKED ONLY OF PASTORS AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY] How well would you say each of the following phrases describes your present work? If you have more than one job, answer with regard to your primary job. -- It physically exhausts me. (WORK_9)
 TOTAL%
1) Very well1199.4
2) Fairly well39931.6
3) Not very well48038.1
4) Not at all25720.4
5) Don't know60.5
Missing4217
Total1261100.0
179) [ASKED ONLY OF PASTORS AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY] How well would you say each of the following phrases describes your present work? If you have more than one job, answer with regard to your primary job. -- There is a lot of pressure. (WORK_10)
 TOTAL%
1) Very well22317.8
2) Fairly well56244.9
3) Not very well34427.5
4) Not at all1239.8
5) Don't know10.1
Missing4225
Total1253100.0
180) [ASKED ONLY OF PASTORS AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY] How well would you say each of the following phrases describes your present work? If you have more than one job, answer with regard to your primary job. -- It is very competitive. (WORK_11)
 TOTAL%
1) Very well675.4
2) Fairly well19015.2
3) Not very well52441.9
4) Not at all45336.2
5) Don't know161.3
Missing4228
Total1250100.0
181) [ASKED ONLY OF PASTORS AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY] How well would you say each of the following phrases describes your present work? If you have more than one job, answer with regard to your primary job. -- I have a lot of freedom. (WORK_12)
 TOTAL%
1) Very well54042.6
2) Fairly well62549.3
3) Not very well806.3
4) Not at all191.5
5) Don't know30.2
Missing4211
Total1267100.0
182) [ASKED ONLY OF PASTORS AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY] How well would you say each of the following phrases describes your present work? If you have more than one job, answer with regard to your primary job. -- It pays very well. (WORK_13)
 TOTAL%
1) Very well12710.0
2) Fairly well52541.5
3) Not very well38030.0
4) Not at all22617.9
5) Don't know80.6
Missing4212
Total1266100.0
183) [ASKED ONLY OF PASTORS AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY] ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHOSE PRESENT MARITAL STATUS IS MARRIED: Please indicate the faith in which husband/wife was reared (SPFAITH)
 TOTAL%
1) Baptist14411.7
2) Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)191.5
3) Episcopalian524.2
4) Lutheran564.6
5) Methodist15712.8
6) Presbyterian57446.8
7) Reformed302.4
8) Roman Catholic594.8
9) United Church of Christ282.3
10) Other937.6
11) None151.2
Missing4251
Total1227100.0
184) [ASKED ONLY OF PASTORS AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY] ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHOSE PRESENT MARITAL STATUS IS MARRIED: What is your husband's or wife's highest level of education completed? (SPEDUC)
 TOTAL%
2) Completed eighth grade20.2
3) Some high school30.2
4) Completed high school473.8
5) Some college19115.5
6) Graduated from college30824.9
7) Some graduate work18715.1
8) A graduate degree49840.3
Missing4242
Total1236100.0
185) [ASKED ONLY OF PASTORS AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY] ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHOSE PRESENT MARITAL STATUS IS MARRIED: Is your husband or wife (SPEMPLOY)
 TOTAL%
1) Employed full time52542.7
2) Employed part time26121.2
3) Unemployed746.0
4) Self-employed352.8
5) Retired856.9
6) Full-time homemaker21517.5
7) Student262.1
8) Other80.7
Missing4249
Total1229100.0
186) [ASKED ONLY OF PASTORS AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY] Is your husband or wife an ordained minister? (SPMNSTR)
 TOTAL%
1) No108687.7
2) Yes, but not a parish pastor504.0
3) Yes, co-pastor with me342.7
4) Yes, pastor/associate of another Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) congregation544.4
5) Yes, pastor/associate of a congregation affiliated with another denomination131.1
6) At same church, but not co-pastors10.1
Missing4240
Total1238100.0
187) [ASKED ONLY OF PASTORS AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY] ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHOSE HUSBAND OR WIFE IS NOT AN ORDAINED MINISTER OR IS ORDAINED, BUT IS NOT A PARISH PASTOR: Which category best describes your husband's or wife's usual occupation? If retired, homemaker, or otherwise not currently employed, answer as regards prior employment, if any. (SPOCCUP)
 TOTAL%
1) Clerk, secretary, or other administrative support15614.3
2) Executive, manager, or administrator16014.7
3) Farming, forestry, or fishing70.6
4) Household service161.5
5) Machine operator, assembler, or fabricator30.3
6) Mechanic, construction, or repair (plumbing, electrical)10.1
7) Military, police, other protective service10.1
8) Professional (incl. teacher, engineer, physician, lawyer, scientist, minister)66460.9
9) Sales262.4
10) Technician or technologist242.2
11) Transportation or material moving30.3
12) Other30.3
13) None60.6
14) Homemaker191.7
15) Student10.1
Missing4388
Total1090100.0
188) [ASKED ONLY OF PASTORS AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY] Which of these terms best describes your usual stand on political issues? (PLTCLISS)
 TOTAL%
1) Very liberal1007.2
2) Liberal40328.8
3) Moderate65747.0
4) Conservative21315.2
5) Very conservative201.4
6) All other responses40.3
Missing4081
Total1397100.0
189) [ASKED ONLY OF PASTORS AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY] Which of these broad categories best describes your approximate total family income from all sources (including housing and other allowances) before taxes in 1992? (If you live alone, please answer in terms of your personal income.) (FAMINC)
 TOTAL%
1) Less than $15,000171.2
2) $15,000 - $24,999956.8
3) $25,000 - $34,99926118.6
4) $35,000 - $49,99943030.7
5) $50,000 - $74,99940228.7
6) $75,000 - $99,9991218.6
7) $100,000 or more745.3
Missing4078
Total1400100.0
190) [ASKED ONLY OF PASTORS AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY] Many Presbyterian congregations ask their members each year to make a financial pledge, i.e., to agree in advance to contribute a specific amount of money (e.g., so many dollars per week or month) to the church during the coming year. During 1992, did your congregation ask its members to make financial pledges for 1993? (FINCONTR)
 TOTAL%
1) No, members were not asked to pledge21515.4
2) Yes, members were asked to pledge112380.6
3) Don't know/Don't remember/Does not apply553.9
Missing4085
Total1393100.0
191) [ASKED ONLY OF PASTORS AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY] ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHOSE PRESBYTERIAN CONGREGATIONS ASK THEIR MEMBERS EACH YEAR TO MAKE A FINANCIAL PLEDGE: Did you or another member of your household make a financial pledge to your congregation for 1993? (FNCLPLDG)
 TOTAL%
1) No1009.1
2) Yes100190.9
Missing4377
Total1101100.0
192) Sub-sample population (SAMPLE_C)
 TOTAL%
3) Pastors92765.8
4) Specialized Clergy48234.2
Missing4069
Total1409100.0
193) Panel study unique identification code (NEWCODE)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total547823,321.1810,300.27
194) State (STATE)
195) Region of residence [imputed from mailing address] (REGION)
 TOTAL%
1) Northeast194736.1
2) Midwest86416.0
3) South114821.3
4) West143426.6
Missing85
Total5393100.0
196) Listed below are many types of information that are currently available to the members, elders and ministers of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Please think about each type of information and tell us if you personally want to receive it. Do you personally want to receive news coverage of -- General Assembly Council (GAC) meetings? (RCVGACMT)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes, definitely84727.7
2) Yes, probably98532.2
3) No, probably not81726.7
4) No, definitely not30610.0
5) No opinion1023.3
Missing2421
Total3057100.0
197) Listed below are many types of information that are currently available to the members, elders and ministers of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Please think about each type of information and tell us if you personally want to receive it. Do you personally want to receive news coverage of -- Annual General Assembly meetings? (RCVMEETN)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes, definitely154850.7
2) Yes, probably81826.8
3) No, probably not42814.0
4) No, definitely not1996.5
5) No opinion632.1
Missing2422
Total3056100.0
198) Listed below are many types of information that are currently available to the members, elders and ministers of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Please think about each type of information and tell us if you personally want to receive it. Do you personally want to receive news coverage of -- Meetings of the divisions and boards of the national church? (RCVDVISN)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes, definitely2237.4
2) Yes, probably70023.1
3) No, probably not146148.3
4) No, definitely not50116.6
5) No opinion1414.7
Missing2452
Total3026100.0
199) Listed below are many types of information that are currently available to the members, elders and ministers of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Please think about each type of information and tell us if you personally want to receive it. Do you personally want to receive news coverage of -- Meetings of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Foundation? (RCVFOUND)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes, definitely1816.0
2) Yes, probably55718.5
3) No, probably not144948.0
4) No, definitely not66722.1
5) No opinion1635.4
Missing2461
Total3017100.0
200) Listed below are many types of information that are currently available to the members, elders and ministers of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Please think about each type of information and tell us if you personally want to receive it. Do you personally want to receive news coverage of -- Meetings of the Board of Pensions? (RCVBOPMT)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes, definitely2919.6
2) Yes, probably61320.3
3) No, probably not126941.9
4) No, definitely not69322.9
5) No opinion1615.3
Missing2451
Total3027100.0
201) Listed below are many types of information that are currently available to the members, elders and ministers of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Please think about each type of information and tell us if you personally want to receive it. Do you personally want to receive news coverage of -- Decisions of the Permanent Judicial Council? (RCVJUDCL)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes, definitely60319.9
2) Yes, probably91230.1
3) No, probably not95331.5
4) No, definitely not42314.0
5) No opinion1354.5
Missing2452
Total3026100.0
202) Listed below are many types of information that are currently available to the members, elders and ministers of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Please think about each type of information and tell us if you personally want to receive it. Do you personally want to receive news coverage of -- Meetings of ecumenical groups (e.g., National Council of Churches)? (RCVGRPS)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes, definitely32110.6
2) Yes, probably98532.4
3) No, probably not106835.1
4) No, definitely not52617.3
5) No opinion1404.6
Missing2438
Total3040100.0
203) Listed below are many types of information that are currently available to the members, elders and ministers of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Please think about each type of information and tell us if you personally want to receive it. Other -- Announcements of death, retirements, and new positions of ministers of the Word and Sacrament? (RCVMNSTR)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes, definitely72723.9
2) Yes, probably79926.3
3) No, probably not86528.4
4) No, definitely not50616.6
5) No opinion1454.8
Missing2436
Total3042100.0
204) Listed below are many types of information that are currently available to the members, elders and ministers of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Please think about each type of information and tell us if you personally want to receive it. Other -- Stories/news about Presbyterian congregations (RCVCNGR)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes, definitely73524.2
2) Yes, probably157651.9
3) No, probably not47915.8
4) No, definitely not1575.2
5) No opinion872.9
Missing2444
Total3034100.0
205) Listed below are many types of information that are currently available to the members, elders and ministers of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Please think about each type of information and tell us if you personally want to receive it. Other -- Stories/news about the staff of the national church (RCVSTAFF)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes, definitely35711.8
2) Yes, probably113137.2
3) No, probably not108235.6
4) No, definitely not35711.8
5) No opinion1103.6
Missing2441
Total3037100.0
206) Listed below are many types of information that are currently available to the members, elders and ministers of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Please think about each type of information and tell us if you personally want to receive it. Other -- Stories/news about Presbyterian and other Christian missions around the world (RCVMISSN)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes, definitely85728.2
2) Yes, probably153950.6
3) No, probably not42213.9
4) No, definitely not1585.2
5) No opinion682.2
Missing2434
Total3044100.0
207) Listed below are many types of information that are currently available to the members, elders and ministers of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Please think about each type of information and tell us if you personally want to receive it. Other -- Stories/news about Presbyterian colleges and universities (RCVPCUSA)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes, definitely32810.7
2) Yes, probably138045.2
3) No, probably not96431.6
4) No, definitely not2749.0
5) No opinion1063.5
Missing2426
Total3052100.0
208) Listed below are many types of information that are currently available to the members, elders and ministers of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Please think about each type of information and tell us if you personally want to receive it. Other -- Stories/news about Presbyterian theological institutions (RCVTHEO)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes, definitely38012.5
2) Yes, probably133544.1
3) No, probably not92630.6
4) No, definitely not2849.4
5) No opinion1033.4
Missing2450
Total3028100.0
209) Listed below are many types of information that are currently available to the members, elders and ministers of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Please think about each type of information and tell us if you personally want to receive it. Other -- Human interest stories about Presbyterians who are in the news (RCVINTRS)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes, definitely71323.6
2) Yes, probably154451.2
3) No, probably not51016.9
4) No, definitely not1806.0
5) No opinion692.3
Missing2462
Total3016100.0
210) Listed below are many types of information that are currently available to the members, elders and ministers of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Please think about each type of information and tell us if you personally want to receive it. Other -- 'Success stories' about Presbyterian programs (RCVPRGRM)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes, definitely118138.8
2) Yes, probably141646.6
3) No, probably not2899.5
4) No, definitely not1043.4
5) No opinion501.6
Missing2438
Total3040100.0
211) Listed below are many types of information that are currently available to the members, elders and ministers of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Please think about each type of information and tell us if you personally want to receive it. Other -- 'Success stories' about Presbyterian members (RCVMMBER)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes, definitely82627.3
2) Yes, probably128942.6
3) No, probably not63421.0
4) No, definitely not1816.0
5) No opinion943.1
Missing2454
Total3024100.0
212) Listed below are many types of information that are currently available to the members, elders and ministers of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Please think about each type of information and tell us if you personally want to receive it. Other -- Reviews of books, movies, television programs, etc. (RCVMEDIA)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes, definitely48816.1
2) Yes, probably119239.3
3) No, probably not89929.6
4) No, definitely not35211.6
5) No opinion1023.4
Missing2445
Total3033100.0
213) Listed below are many types of information that are currently available to the members, elders and ministers of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Please think about each type of information and tell us if you personally want to receive it. Other -- Discussions about theological issues (RCVISSUS)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes, definitely108035.4
2) Yes, probably133543.8
3) No, probably not41413.6
4) No, definitely not1555.1
5) No opinion672.2
Missing2427
Total3051100.0
214) Listed below are many types of information that are currently available to the members, elders and ministers of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Please think about each type of information and tell us if you personally want to receive it. Other -- Information about the denomination's financial status (RCVFINAN)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes, definitely72123.6
2) Yes, probably145747.7
3) No, probably not61020.0
4) No, definitely not1856.1
5) No opinion822.7
Missing2423
Total3055100.0
215) Listed below are many types of information that are currently available to the members, elders and ministers of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Please think about each type of information and tell us if you personally want to receive it. Other -- Articles on spirituality/growth in faith (RCVSPIRT)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes, definitely121239.5
2) Yes, probably129342.1
3) No, probably not40713.3
4) No, definitely not1113.6
5) No opinion461.5
Missing2409
Total3069100.0
216) Listed below are many types of information that are currently available to the members, elders and ministers of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Please think about each type of information and tell us if you personally want to receive it. Other -- Information about resources available from the national church (RCVCHRCH)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes, definitely84627.7
2) Yes, probably138645.3
3) No, probably not61320.0
4) No, definitely not1535.0
5) No opinion612.0
Missing2419
Total3059100.0
217) Listed below are many types of information that are currently available to the members, elders and ministers of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Please think about each type of information and tell us if you personally want to receive it. Other -- Information about programs of the denomination (e.g., peacemaking, stewardship, evangelism, etc.) (RCVDENOM)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes, definitely73324.1
2) Yes, probably147648.5
3) No, probably not60820.0
4) No, definitely not1605.3
5) No opinion682.2
Missing2433
Total3045100.0
218) Listed below are many types of information that are currently available to the members, elders and ministers of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Please think about each type of information and tell us if you personally want to receive it. Other -- Opinion pieces (e.g., editorials and letters to the editor) (RCVOPNON)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes, definitely45515.0
2) Yes, probably126741.8
3) No, probably not97932.3
4) No, definitely not2247.4
5) No opinion1043.4
Missing2449
Total3029100.0
219) Listed below are many types of information that are currently available to the members, elders and ministers of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Please think about each type of information and tell us if you personally want to receive it. Other -- Information about recommendations ('overtures') from presbyteries to the General Assembly (RCVOVRTR)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes, definitely73224.0
2) Yes, probably134343.9
3) No, probably not71023.2
4) No, definitely not1956.4
5) No opinion762.5
Missing2422
Total3056100.0
220) Listed below are different types of programs that the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) could produce for television. Please indicate whether you personally would watch each of these types of programs if the PC(USA) produced them and if they were available on the stations you receive. -- Programs that highlight PC(USA) activities (WTCHPCUS)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes87328.9
2) Maybe134944.6
3) No80126.5
Missing2455
Total3023100.0
221) Listed below are different types of programs that the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) could produce for television. Please indicate whether you personally would watch each of these types of programs if the PC(USA) produced them and if they were available on the stations you receive. -- Christian education programs for children/young adults (WTCHCRST)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes74924.8
2) Maybe121940.4
3) No105234.8
Missing2458
Total3020100.0
222) Listed below are different types of programs that the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) could produce for television. Please indicate whether you personally would watch each of these types of programs if the PC(USA) produced them and if they were available on the stations you receive. -- Documentaries about social issues and concerns (WTCHSOCL)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes109636.7
2) Maybe131844.1
3) No57319.2
Missing2491
Total2987100.0
223) Listed below are different types of programs that the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) could produce for television. Please indicate whether you personally would watch each of these types of programs if the PC(USA) produced them and if they were available on the stations you receive. -- Public service announcements on family values and faith (WTCHPBLC)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes116139.4
2) Maybe117139.7
3) No61420.8
Missing2532
Total2946100.0
224) Listed below are different types of programs that the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) could produce for television. Please indicate whether you personally would watch each of these types of programs if the PC(USA) produced them and if they were available on the stations you receive. -- Brief announcements that describe the mission, programs and people of the PC(USA) (WTCHMSSN)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes101733.8
2) Maybe125441.7
3) No73524.5
Missing2472
Total3006100.0
225) Listed below are different types of programs that the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) could produce for television. Please indicate whether you personally would watch each of these types of programs if the PC(USA) produced them and if they were available on the stations you receive. -- Talk and interview shows with Presbyterian lay leaders (WTCHINTR)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes68822.8
2) Maybe138946.1
3) No93731.1
Missing2464
Total3014100.0
226) Listed below are different types of programs that the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) could produce for television. Please indicate whether you personally would watch each of these types of programs if the PC(USA) produced them and if they were available on the stations you receive. -- Situation comedies with a Christian perspective (WTCHCMDY)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes84928.2
2) Maybe116338.7
3) No99733.1
Missing2469
Total3009100.0
227) Listed below are different types of programs that the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) could produce for television. Please indicate whether you personally would watch each of these types of programs if the PC(USA) produced them and if they were available on the stations you receive. -- Dramas with a Christian perspective (WTCHDRMA)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes99633.2
2) Maybe132544.1
3) No68222.7
Missing2475
Total3003100.0
228) Listed below are different types of programs that the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) could produce for television. Please indicate whether you personally would watch each of these types of programs if the PC(USA) produced them and if they were available on the stations you receive. -- Broadcasts of PC(USA) worship services (WTCHWRSH)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes67822.5
2) Maybe126542.1
3) No106535.4
Missing2470
Total3008100.0
229) Listed below are different types of programs that the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) could produce for television. Please indicate whether you personally would watch each of these types of programs if the PC(USA) produced them and if they were available on the stations you receive. -- Discussions about our faith (WTCHFATH)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes118339.4
2) Maybe133644.5
3) No48016.0
Missing2479
Total2999100.0
230) Listed below are different types of programs that the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) could produce for television. Please indicate whether you personally would watch each of these types of programs if the PC(USA) produced them and if they were available on the stations you receive. -- Discussions about other Christian denominations (WTCHDNMS)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes51116.9
2) Maybe144748.0
3) No105835.1
Missing2462
Total3016100.0
231) Listed below are different types of programs that the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) could produce for television. Please indicate whether you personally would watch each of these types of programs if the PC(USA) produced them and if they were available on the stations you receive. -- Discussions about other (non-Christian) religions (WTCHNCHR)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes48016.0
2) Maybe137345.8
3) No114238.1
Missing2483
Total2995100.0
232) Listed below are different types of programs that the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) could produce for television. Please indicate whether you personally would watch each of these types of programs if the PC(USA) produced them and if they were available on the stations you receive. -- News of Christians around the world (WTCHWRLD)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes70423.5
2) Maybe155251.8
3) No74324.8
Missing2479
Total2999100.0
233) Listed below are different types of programs that the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) could produce for television. Please indicate whether you personally would watch each of these types of programs if the PC(USA) produced them and if they were available on the stations you receive. -- Discussions about Jesus Christ and the Bible (WTCHBIBL)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes133844.2
2) Maybe119439.5
3) No49416.3
Missing2452
Total3026100.0
234) Listed below are different types of programs that the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) could produce for radio. Please indicate whether you personally would listen to each of these types of programs if the PC(USA) produced them and if they were available on the stations you receive. -- Programs that highlight PC(USA) activities (LSTNPCUS)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes59621.6
2) Maybe104938.0
3) No111840.5
Missing2715
Total2763100.0
235) Listed below are different types of programs that the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) could produce for radio. Please indicate whether you personally would listen to each of these types of programs if the PC(USA) produced them and if they were available on the stations you receive. -- Christian education programs for children/young adults (LSTNCRST)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes42615.5
2) Maybe98035.6
3) No134949.0
Missing2723
Total2755100.0
236) Listed below are different types of programs that the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) could produce for radio. Please indicate whether you personally would listen to each of these types of programs if the PC(USA) produced them and if they were available on the stations you receive. -- Documentaries about social issues and concerns (LSTNSOCL)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes67725.0
2) Maybe106539.3
3) No96635.7
Missing2770
Total2708100.0
237) Listed below are different types of programs that the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) could produce for radio. Please indicate whether you personally would listen to each of these types of programs if the PC(USA) produced them and if they were available on the stations you receive. -- Public service announcements on family values and faith (LSTNPBLC)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes92934.4
2) Maybe91233.8
3) No85831.8
Missing2779
Total2699100.0
238) Listed below are different types of programs that the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) could produce for radio. Please indicate whether you personally would listen to each of these types of programs if the PC(USA) produced them and if they were available on the stations you receive. -- Brief announcements that describe the mission, programs, and people of the PC(USA) (LSTNMSSN)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes80429.2
2) Maybe102137.1
3) No92933.7
Missing2724
Total2754100.0
239) Listed below are different types of programs that the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) could produce for radio. Please indicate whether you personally would listen to each of these types of programs if the PC(USA) produced them and if they were available on the stations you receive. -- Talk and interview shows with Presbyterian lay leaders (LSTNINTR)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes53919.6
2) Maybe110440.1
3) No111240.4
Missing2723
Total2755100.0
240) Listed below are different types of programs that the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) could produce for radio. Please indicate whether you personally would listen to each of these types of programs if the PC(USA) produced them and if they were available on the stations you receive. -- Situation comedies with a Christian perspective (LSTNCMDY)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes46617.0
2) Maybe86431.5
3) No140951.4
Missing2739
Total2739100.0
241) Listed below are different types of programs that the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) could produce for radio. Please indicate whether you personally would listen to each of these types of programs if the PC(USA) produced them and if they were available on the stations you receive. -- Dramas with a Christian perspective (LSTNDRMA)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes53819.8
2) Maybe95735.2
3) No122645.1
Missing2757
Total2721100.0
242) Listed below are different types of programs that the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) could produce for radio. Please indicate whether you personally would listen to each of these types of programs if the PC(USA) produced them and if they were available on the stations you receive. -- Broadcasts of PC(USA) worship services (LSTNWRSH)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes50318.4
2) Maybe99736.4
3) No124045.3
Missing2738
Total2740100.0
243) Listed below are different types of programs that the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) could produce for radio. Please indicate whether you personally would listen to each of these types of programs if the PC(USA) produced them and if they were available on the stations you receive. -- Discussions about our faith (LSTNFATH)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes88232.1
2) Maybe110840.4
3) No75427.5
Missing2734
Total2744100.0
244) Listed below are different types of programs that the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) could produce for radio. Please indicate whether you personally would listen to each of these types of programs if the PC(USA) produced them and if they were available on the stations you receive. -- Discussions about other Christian denominations (LSTNDNMS)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes40614.8
2) Maybe111340.5
3) No122944.7
Missing2730
Total2748100.0
245) Listed below are different types of programs that the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) could produce for radio. Please indicate whether you personally would listen to each of these types of programs if the PC(USA) produced them and if they were available on the stations you receive. -- Discussions about other (non-Christian) religions (LSTNCHRS)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes38013.9
2) Maybe103637.9
3) No131748.2
Missing2745
Total2733100.0
246) Listed below are different types of programs that the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) could produce for radio. Please indicate whether you personally would listen to each of these types of programs if the PC(USA) produced them and if they were available on the stations you receive. -- News of Christians around the world (LSTNWRLD)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes53419.5
2) Maybe121644.4
3) No99036.1
Missing2738
Total2740100.0
247) Listed below are different types of programs that the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) could produce for radio. Please indicate whether you personally would listen to each of these types of programs if the PC(USA) produced them and if they were available on the stations you receive. -- Discussions about Jesus Christ and the Bible (LSTNBIBL)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes98635.8
2) Maybe98635.8
3) No78228.4
Missing2724
Total2754100.0
248) Think about all of the information you currently receive on each of the following topics. At the present time, would you say you receive as much information as you would like to receive on each topic, or would you like to receive more or less information on each topic? Information currently received about -- Your own congregation (INFCNGRE)
 TOTAL%
1) Currently receive right amount239078.5
2) Want more51917.1
3) Want less501.6
4) Not sure842.8
Missing2435
Total3043100.0
249) Think about all of the information you currently receive on each of the following topics. At the present time, would you say you receive as much information as you would like to receive on each topic, or would you like to receive more or less information on each topic? Information currently received about -- Other congregations in your presbytery (INFCONGR)
 TOTAL%
1) Currently receive right amount149348.9
2) Want more97732.0
3) Want less1765.8
4) Not sure40713.3
Missing2425
Total3053100.0
250) Think about all of the information you currently receive on each of the following topics. At the present time, would you say you receive as much information as you would like to receive on each topic, or would you like to receive more or less information on each topic? Information currently received about -- PC(USA) congregations in other parts of the United States (INFPCUSA)
 TOTAL%
1) Currently receive right amount140246.5
2) Want more84928.2
3) Want less2598.6
4) Not sure50516.7
Missing2463
Total3015100.0
251) Think about all of the information you currently receive on each of the following topics. At the present time, would you say you receive as much information as you would like to receive on each topic, or would you like to receive more or less information on each topic? Information currently received about -- Programs and activities of your presbytery (INFPRSBY)
 TOTAL%
1) Currently receive right amount189062.5
2) Want more74324.6
3) Want less1816.0
4) Not sure2127.0
Missing2452
Total3026100.0
252) Think about all of the information you currently receive on each of the following topics. At the present time, would you say you receive as much information as you would like to receive on each topic, or would you like to receive more or less information on each topic? Information currently received about -- Programs and activities of your synod (INFSYNOD)
 TOTAL%
1) Currently receive right amount161853.8
2) Want more61520.4
3) Want less40013.3
4) Not sure37512.5
Missing2470
Total3008100.0
253) Think about all of the information you currently receive on each of the following topics. At the present time, would you say you receive as much information as you would like to receive on each topic, or would you like to receive more or less information on each topic? Information currently received about -- Programs and activities of the national church (i.e., Presbyterian women, peacemaking, research, World Mission) (INFNATNL)
 TOTAL%
1) Currently receive right amount157452.5
2) Want more74124.7
3) Want less33511.2
4) Not sure34611.5
Missing2482
Total2996100.0
254) Below is a list showing types of information the church could provide. Now we would like you to indicate how you would like to receive such information. If you are not interested in receiving a particular type of information, circle 'not interested' for that item. Since we're also asking many other Presbyterians the same questions, please answer based entirely on how you personally want to receive such information. For the types of information that you are interested in receiving, please indicate which one of the following formats would be best for you personally. News coverage of -- General Assembly Council (GAC) meetings (HOWGACMT)
 TOTAL%
1) General interest publication distributed to all Presbyterians (at no cost to recipients, but a large cost to the national church)84128.9
2) More detailed general publication available by subscription (cost paid by subscribers)57419.7
3) Special interest publication - publications produced by divisions of the church which address specific issues or topics34912.0
4) Videotapes issued monthly or quarterly351.2
5) Computer-based communication system (for electronic mail, messages, and discussions)1856.3
6) Not interested93031.9
Missing2564
Total2914100.0
255) Below is a list showing types of information the church could provide. Now we would like you to indicate how you would like to receive such information. If you are not interested in receiving a particular type of information, circle 'not interested' for that item. Since we're also asking many other Presbyterians the same questions, please answer based entirely on how you personally want to receive such information. For the types of information that you are interested in receiving, please indicate which one of the following formats would be best for you personally. News coverage of -- Annual General Assembly meetings (HOWGAMTN)
 TOTAL%
1) General interest publication distributed to all Presbyterians (at no cost to recipients, but a large cost to the national church)139147.8
2) More detailed general publication available by subscription (cost paid by subscribers)47216.2
3) Special interest publication - publications produced by divisions of the church which address specific issues or topics2317.9
4) Videotapes issued monthly or quarterly1093.7
5) Computer-based communication system (for electronic mail, messages, and discussions)1274.4
6) Not interested57819.9
Missing2570
Total2908100.0
256) Below is a list showing types of information the church could provide. Now we would like you to indicate how you would like to receive such information. If you are not interested in receiving a particular type of information, circle 'not interested' for that item. Since we're also asking many other Presbyterians the same questions, please answer based entirely on how you personally want to receive such information. For the types of information that you are interested in receiving, please indicate which one of the following formats would be best for you personally. News coverage of -- Meetings of the divisions and boards of the national church (HOWDVSNS)
 TOTAL%
1) General interest publication distributed to all Presbyterians (at no cost to recipients, but a large cost to the national church)2839.7
2) More detailed general publication available by subscription (cost paid by subscribers)43114.8
3) Special interest publication - publications produced by divisions of the church which address specific issues or topics59820.5
4) Videotapes issued monthly or quarterly210.7
5) Computer-based communication system (for electronic mail, messages, and discussions)1766.0
6) Not interested141048.3
Missing2559
Total2919100.0
257) Below is a list showing types of information the church could provide. Now we would like you to indicate how you would like to receive such information. If you are not interested in receiving a particular type of information, circle 'not interested' for that item. Since we're also asking many other Presbyterians the same questions, please answer based entirely on how you personally want to receive such information. For the types of information that you are interested in receiving, please indicate which one of the following formats would be best for you personally. News coverage of -- Meetings of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Foundation (HOWFOUND)
 TOTAL%
1) General interest publication distributed to all Presbyterians (at no cost to recipients, but a large cost to the national church)2508.6
2) More detailed general publication available by subscription (cost paid by subscribers)34611.9
3) Special interest publication - publications produced by divisions of the church which address specific issues or topics52317.9
4) Videotapes issued monthly or quarterly200.7
5) Computer-based communication system (for electronic mail, messages, and discussions)1214.1
6) Not interested165656.8
Missing2562
Total2916100.0
258) Below is a list showing types of information the church could provide. Now we would like you to indicate how you would like to receive such information. If you are not interested in receiving a particular type of information, circle 'not interested' for that item. Since we're also asking many other Presbyterians the same questions, please answer based entirely on how you personally want to receive such information. For the types of information that you are interested in receiving, please indicate which one of the following formats would be best for you personally. News coverage of -- Meetings of the Board of Pensions (HOWBOPMT)
 TOTAL%
1) General interest publication distributed to all Presbyterians (at no cost to recipients, but a large cost to the national church)42514.6
2) More detailed general publication available by subscription (cost paid by subscribers)2649.0
3) Special interest publication - publications produced by divisions of the church which address specific issues or topics53418.3
4) Videotapes issued monthly or quarterly180.6
5) Computer-based communication system (for electronic mail, messages, and discussions)1204.1
6) Not interested155853.4
Missing2559
Total2919100.0
259) Below is a list showing types of information the church could provide. Now we would like you to indicate how you would like to receive such information. If you are not interested in receiving a particular type of information, circle 'not interested' for that item. Since we're also asking many other Presbyterians the same questions, please answer based entirely on how you personally want to receive such information. For the types of information that you are interested in receiving, please indicate which one of the following formats would be best for you personally. News coverage of -- Decisions of the Permanent Judicial Council (HOWJUDCL)
 TOTAL%
1) General interest publication distributed to all Presbyterians (at no cost to recipients, but a large cost to the national church)65722.6
2) More detailed general publication available by subscription (cost paid by subscribers)43414.9
3) Special interest publication - publications produced by divisions of the church which address specific issues or topics50717.5
4) Videotapes issued monthly or quarterly170.6
5) Computer-based communication system (for electronic mail, messages, and discussions)1625.6
6) Not interested112838.8
Missing2573
Total2905100.0
260) Below is a list showing types of information the church could provide. Now we would like you to indicate how you would like to receive such information. If you are not interested in receiving a particular type of information, circle 'not interested' for that item. Since we're also asking many other Presbyterians the same questions, please answer based entirely on how you personally want to receive such information. For the types of information that you are interested in receiving, please indicate which one of the following formats would be best for you personally. News coverage of -- Meetings of ecumenical groups (e.g., National Council of Churches) (HOWECMNC)
 TOTAL%
1) General interest publication distributed to all Presbyterians (at no cost to recipients, but a large cost to the national church)41814.4
2) More detailed general publication available by subscription (cost paid by subscribers)48016.5
3) Special interest publication - publications produced by divisions of the church which address specific issues or topics56019.3
4) Videotapes issued monthly or quarterly551.9
5) Computer-based communication system (for electronic mail, messages, and discussions)1404.8
6) Not interested125443.1
Missing2571
Total2907100.0
261) Below is a list showing types of information the church could provide. Now we would like you to indicate how you would like to receive such information. If you are not interested in receiving a particular type of information, circle 'not interested' for that item. Since we're also asking many other Presbyterians the same questions, please answer based entirely on how you personally want to receive such information. For the types of information that you are interested in receiving, please indicate which one of the following formats would be best for you personally. Other -- Announcements of deaths, retirements and new positions of ministers of the Word and Sacrament (HOWMNSTR)
 TOTAL%
1) General interest publication distributed to all Presbyterians (at no cost to recipients, but a large cost to the national church)87529.9
2) More detailed general publication available by subscription (cost paid by subscribers)56019.1
3) Special interest publication - publications produced by divisions of the church which address specific issues or topics2358.0
4) Videotapes issued monthly or quarterly10.0
5) Computer-based communication system (for electronic mail, messages, and discussions)1174.0
6) Not interested114139.0
Missing2549
Total2929100.0
262) Below is a list showing types of information the church could provide. Now we would like you to indicate how you would like to receive such information. If you are not interested in receiving a particular type of information, circle 'not interested' for that item. Since we're also asking many other Presbyterians the same questions, please answer based entirely on how you personally want to receive such information. For the types of information that you are interested in receiving, please indicate which one of the following formats would be best for you personally. Other -- Stories/news about Presbyterian congregations (HOWCNGRE)
 TOTAL%
1) General interest publication distributed to all Presbyterians (at no cost to recipients, but a large cost to the national church)84229.0
2) More detailed general publication available by subscription (cost paid by subscribers)92131.7
3) Special interest publication - publications produced by divisions of the church which address specific issues or topics34611.9
4) Videotapes issued monthly or quarterly1645.6
5) Computer-based communication system (for electronic mail, messages, and discussions)1083.7
6) Not interested52718.1
Missing2570
Total2908100.0
263) Below is a list showing types of information the church could provide. Now we would like you to indicate how you would like to receive such information. If you are not interested in receiving a particular type of information, circle 'not interested' for that item. Since we're also asking many other Presbyterians the same questions, please answer based entirely on how you personally want to receive such information. For the types of information that you are interested in receiving, please indicate which one of the following formats would be best for you personally. Other -- Stories/news about the staff of the national church (HOWNATNL)
 TOTAL%
1) General interest publication distributed to all Presbyterians (at no cost to recipients, but a large cost to the national church)50717.4
2) More detailed general publication available by subscription (cost paid by subscribers)72524.9
3) Special interest publication - publications produced by divisions of the church which address specific issues or topics39113.4
4) Videotapes issued monthly or quarterly521.8
5) Computer-based communication system (for electronic mail, messages, and discussions)1164.0
6) Not interested112638.6
Missing2561
Total2917100.0
264) Below is a list showing types of information the church could provide. Now we would like you to indicate how you would like to receive such information. If you are not interested in receiving a particular type of information, circle 'not interested' for that item. Since we're also asking many other Presbyterians the same questions, please answer based entirely on how you personally want to receive such information. For the types of information that you are interested in receiving, please indicate which one of the following formats would be best for you personally. Other -- Stories/news about the Presbyterian and other Christian missions around the world (HOWWORLD)
 TOTAL%
1) General interest publication distributed to all Presbyterians (at no cost to recipients, but a large cost to national church)84028.6
2) More detailed general publication available by subscription (cost paid by subscribers)85529.1
3) Special interest publication - publications produced by divisions of the church which address specific issues or topics42214.4
4) Videotapes issued monthly or quarterly2398.1
5) Computer-based communication system (for electronic mail, messages, and discussions)973.3
6) Not interested48516.5
Missing2540
Total2938100.0
265) Below is a list showing types of information the church could provide. Now we would like you to indicate how you would like to receive such information. If you are not interested in receiving a particular type of information, circle 'not interested' for that item. Since we're also asking many other Presbyterians the same questions, please answer based entirely on how you personally want to receive such information. For the types of information that you are interested in receiving, please indicate which one of the following formats would be best for you personally. Other -- Stories/news about Presbyterian colleges and universities (HOWCOLLG)
 TOTAL%
1) General interest publication distributed to all Presbyterians (at no cost to recipients, but a large cost to the national church)53318.2
2) More detailed general publication available by subscription (cost paid by subscribers)67723.1
3) Special interest publication - publications produced by divisions of the church which address specific issues or topics57019.5
4) Videotapes issued monthly or quarterly1485.1
5) Computer-based communication system (for electronic mail, messages, and discussions)973.3
6) Not interested90130.8
Missing2552
Total2926100.0
266) Below is a list showing types of information the church could provide. Now we would like you to indicate how you would like to receive such information. If you are not interested in receiving a particular type of information, circle 'not interested' for that item. Since we're also asking many other Presbyterians the same questions, please answer based entirely on how you personally want to receive such information. For the types of information that you are interested in receiving, please indicate which one of the following formats would be best for you personally. Other -- Stories/news about Presbyterian theological institutions (HOWTHEO)
 TOTAL%
1) General interest publication distributed to all Presbyterians (at no cost to recipients, but a large cost to the national church)51217.6
2) More detailed general publication available by subscription (cost paid by subscribers)69223.8
3) Special interest publication - publications produced by divisions of the church which address specific issues or topics59120.3
4) Videotapes issued monthly or quarterly1354.6
5) Computer-based communication system (for electronic mail, messages, and discussions)1013.5
6) Not interested87430.1
Missing2573
Total2905100.0
267) Below is a list showing types of information the church could provide. Now we would like you to indicate how you would like to receive such information. If you are not interested in receiving a particular type of information, circle 'not interested' for that item. Since we're also asking many other Presbyterians the same questions, please answer based entirely on how you personally want to receive such information. For the types of information that you are interested in receiving, please indicate which one of the following formats would be best for you personally. Other -- Human interest stories about Presbyterians who are in the news (HOWINTRS)
 TOTAL%
1) General interest publication distributed to all Presbyterians (at no cost to recipients, but a large cost to the national church)84629.2
2) More detailed general publication available by subscription (cost paid by subscribers)81328.0
3) Special interest publication - publications produced by divisions of the church which address specific issues or topics36712.7
4) Videotapes issued monthly or quarterly2077.1
5) Computer-based communication system (for electronic mail, messages, and discussions)983.4
6) Not interested57019.6
Missing2577
Total2901100.0
268) Below is a list showing types of information the church could provide. Now we would like you to indicate how you would like to receive such information. If you are not interested in receiving a particular type of information, circle 'not interested' for that item. Since we're also asking many other Presbyterians the same questions, please answer based entirely on how you personally want to receive such information. For the types of information that you are interested in receiving, please indicate which one of the following formats would be best for you personally. Other -- 'Success stories' about Presbyterian programs (HOWSUCCS)
 TOTAL%
1) General interest publication distributed to all Presbyterians (at no cost to recipients, but a large cost to the national church)101635.0
2) More detailed general publication available by subscription (cost paid by subscribers)76326.3
3) Special interest publication - publications produced by divisions of the church which address specific issues or topics36512.6
4) Videotapes issued monthly or quarterly2769.5
5) Computer-based communication system (for electronic mail, messages, and discussions)1033.5
6) Not interested38313.2
Missing2572
Total2906100.0
269) Below is a list showing types of information the church could provide. Now we would like you to indicate how you would like to receive such information. If you are not interested in receiving a particular type of information, circle 'not interested' for that item. Since we're also asking many other Presbyterians the same questions, please answer based entirely on how you personally want to receive such information. For the types of information that you are interested in receiving, please indicate which one of the following formats would be best for you personally. Other -- 'Success stories' about Presbyterian members (HOWMMBER)
 TOTAL%
1) General interest publication distributed to all Presbyterians (at no cost to recipients, but a large cost to the national church)79727.6
2) More detailed general publication available by subscription (cost paid by subscribers)78327.1
3) Special interest publication - publications produced by divisions of the church which address specific issues or topics34512.0
4) Videotapes issued monthly or quarterly1926.7
5) Computer-based communication system (for electronic mail, messages, and discussions)983.4
6) Not interested67223.3
Missing2591
Total2887100.0
270) Below is a list showing types of information the church could provide. Now we would like you to indicate how you would like to receive such information. If you are not interested in receiving a particular type of information, circle 'not interested' for that item. Since we're also asking many other Presbyterians the same questions, please answer based entirely on how you personally want to receive such information. For the types of information that you are interested in receiving, please indicate which one of the following formats would be best for you personally. Other -- Reviews of books, movies, television programs, etc. (HOWMEDIA)
 TOTAL%
1) General interest publication distributed to all Presbyterians (at no cost to recipients, but a large cost to the national church)48316.8
2) More detailed general publication available by subscription (cost paid by subscribers)92232.1
3) Special interest publication - publications produced by divisions of the church which address specific issues or topics36212.6
4) Videotapes issued monthly or quarterly842.9
5) Computer-based communication system (for electronic mail, messages, and discussions)1495.2
6) Not interested87430.4
Missing2604
Total2874100.0
271) Below is a list showing types of information the church could provide. Now we would like you to indicate how you would like to receive such information. If you are not interested in receiving a particular type of information, circle 'not interested' for that item. Since we're also asking many other Presbyterians the same questions, please answer based entirely on how you personally want to receive such information. For the types of information that you are interested in receiving, please indicate which one of the following formats would be best for you personally. Other -- Discussions of theological issues (HOWISSUS)
 TOTAL%
1) General interest publication distributed to all Presbyterians (at no cost to recipients, but a large cost to the national church)66623.3
2) More detailed general publication available by subscription (cost paid by subscribers)94833.2
3) Special interest publication - publications produced by divisions of the church which address specific issues or topics44315.5
4) Videotapes issued monthly or quarterly1535.4
5) Computer-based communication system (for electronic mail, messages, and discussions)1214.2
6) Not interested52618.4
Missing2621
Total2857100.0
272) Below is a list showing types of information the church could provide. Now we would like you to indicate how you would like to receive such information. If you are not interested in receiving a particular type of information, circle 'not interested' for that item. Since we're also asking many other Presbyterians the same questions, please answer based entirely on how you personally want to receive such information. For the types of information that you are interested in receiving, please indicate which one of the following formats would be best for you personally. Other -- Information about the denomination's financial status (HOWFNNCL)
 TOTAL%
1) General interest publication distributed to all Presbyterians (at no cost to recipients, but a large cost to the national church)116341.0
2) More detailed general publication available by subscription (cost paid by subscribers)43515.3
3) Special interest publication - publications produced by divisions of the church which address specific issure or topics43615.4
4) Videotapes issued monthly or quarterly200.7
5) Computer-based communication system (for electronic mail, messages, and discussions)1846.5
6) Not interested59621.0
Missing2644
Total2834100.0
273) Below is a list showing types of information the church could provide. Now we would like you to indicate how you would like to receive such information. If you are not interested in receiving a particular type of information, circle 'not interested' for that item. Since we're also asking many other Presbyterians the same questions, please answer based entirely on how you personally want to receive such information. For the types of information that you are interested in receiving, please indicate which one of the following formats would be best for you personally. Other -- Articles on spirituality/growth in faith (HOWSPIRT)
 TOTAL%
1) General interest publication distributed to all Presbyterians (at no cost to recipients, but a large cost to the national church)86929.8
2) More detailed general publication available by subscription (cost paid by subscribers)110037.7
3) Special interest publication - publications produced by divisions of the church which address specific issues or topics37812.9
4) Videotapes issued monthly or quarterly1324.5
5) Computer-based communication system (for electronic mail, messages, and discussions)592.0
6) Not interested38113.1
Missing2559
Total2919100.0
274) Below is a list showing types of information the church could provide. Now we would like you to indicate how you would like to receive such information. If you are not interested in receiving a particular type of information, circle 'not interested' for that item. Since we're also asking many other Presbyterians the same questions, please answer based entirely on how you personally want to receive such information. For the types of information that you are interested in receiving, please indicate which one of the following formats would be best for you personally. Other -- Information about resources available from the national church (HOWCHRCH)
 TOTAL%
1) General interest publication distributed to all Presbyterians (at no cost to recipients, but a large cost to the national church)121442.0
2) More detailed general publication available by subscription (cost paid by subscribers)49317.1
3) Special interest publication - publications produced by divisions of the church which address specific issues or topics42614.7
4) Videotapes issued monthly or quarterly561.9
5) Computer-based communication system (for electronic mail, messages, and discussions)1756.1
6) Not interested52718.2
Missing2587
Total2891100.0
275) Below is a list showing types of information the church could provide. Now we would like you to indicate how you would like to receive such information. If you are not interested in receiving a particular type of information, circle 'not interested' for that item. Since we're also asking many other Presbyterians the same questions, please answer based entirely on how you personally want to receive such information. For the types of information that you are interested in receiving, please indicate which one of the following formats would be best for you personally. Other -- Information about programs of the denomination (e.g., peacemaking, stewardship, evangelism, etc.) (HOWDENOM)
 TOTAL%
1) General interest publication distributed to all Presbyterians (at no cost to recipients, but a large cost to the national church)101234.8
2) More detailed general publication available by subscription (cost paid by subscribers)52718.1
3) Special interest publication - publications produced by divisions of the church which address specific issues54818.8
4) Videotapes issued monthly or quarterly1133.9
5) Computer-based communication system (for electronic mail, messages, and discussions)1394.8
6) Not interested57019.6
Missing2569
Total2909100.0
276) Below is a list showing types of information the church could provide. Now we would like you to indicate how you would like to receive such information. If you are not interested in receiving a particular type of information, circle 'not interested' for that item. Since we're also asking many other Presbyterians the same questions, please answer based entirely on how you personally want to receive such information. For the types of information that you are interested in receiving, please indicate which one of the following formats would be best for you personally. Other -- Opinion pieces (e.g., editorials and letters to the editor) (HOWOPNIN)
 TOTAL%
1) General interest publication distributed to all Presbyterians (at no cost to recipients, but a large cost to the national church)59020.3
2) More detailed general publication available by subscription (cost paid by subscribers)93832.2
3) Special interest publication - publications produced by divisions of the church which address specific issues or topics34011.7
4) Videotapes issued monthly or quarterly230.8
5) Computer-based communication system (for electronic mail, messages, and discussions)1224.2
6) Not interested89630.8
Missing2569
Total2909100.0
277) Below is a list showing types of information the church could provide. Now we would like you to indicate how you would like to receive such information. If you are not interested in receiving a particular type of information, circle 'not interested' for that item. Since we're also asking many other Presbyterians the same questions, please answer based entirely on how you personally want to receive such information. For the types of information that you are interested in receiving, please indicate which one of the following formats would be best for you personally. Other -- Information about recommendations ('overtures') from presbyteries to the General Assembly (HOWOVRTR)
 TOTAL%
1) General interest publication distributed to all Presbyterians (at no cost to recipients, but a large cost to the national church)110637.7
2) More detailed general publication available by subscription (cost paid by subscribers)53518.2
3) Special interest publication - publications produced by divisions of the church which address specific issues or topics39013.3
4) Videotapes issued monthly or quarterly230.8
5) Computer-based communication system (for electronic mail, messages, and discussions)2026.9
6) Not interested68023.2
Missing2542
Total2936100.0
278) S2ID2 (S2ID2)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total309823,895.4210,311.41
279) Currently, program materials produced by the national church and distributed to congregations are typically sent only to the pastor(s). An alternative approach would be a targeted distribution system in which each specific item would be sent (or targeted) to the appropriate individual (lay, elder, or clergy) concerned with that program. What do you think? (PROGMATR)
 TOTAL%
1) Keep the current system (materials sent to pastors only)101234.8
2) Replace the current system with a targeted system (materials sent to appropriate leaders only)1976.8
3) Replace the current system with a targeted system, but notify pastors of all mailings50417.3
4) Combine the current system with a targeted system (send materials both to pastors and to other leaders)105236.2
5) Not sure1445.0
Missing2569
Total2909100.0
280) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO WANT A NEW SYSTEM OR A COMBINED SYSTEM FOR THE DISTRIBUTION OF PROGRAM MATERIALS PRODUCED BY THE NATIONAL CHURCH: Would you still be interested in implementing such a system if the costs were - 25 percent more than the current system? (CST25MRE)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes, definitely71342.5
2) Yes, probably63637.9
3) No, probably not1388.2
4) No, definitely not643.8
5) Not sure1277.6
Missing3800
Total1678100.0
281) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO WANT A NEW SYSTEM OR A COMBINED SYSTEM FOR THE DISTRIBUTION OF PROGRAM MATERIALS PRODUCED BY THE NATIONAL CHURCH: Would you still be interested in implementing such a system if the costs were - 50 percent more than the current system? (CST50MRE)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes, definitely1318.4
2) Yes, probably44928.9
3) No, probably not53334.3
4) No, definitely not31820.5
5) Not sure1217.8
Missing3926
Total1552100.0
282) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO WANT A NEW SYSTEM OR A COMBINED SYSTEM FOR THE DISTRIBUTION OF PROGRAM MATERIALS PRODUCED BY THE NATIONAL CHURCH: Would you still be interested in implementing such a system if the costs were -- Twice the cost of the current system? (TWCECURN)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes, definitely412.7
2) Yes, probably1137.3
3) No, probably not52634.1
4) No, definitely not72246.9
5) Not sure1399.0
Missing3937
Total1541100.0
283) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO WANT A NEW SYSTEM OR A COMBINED SYSTEM FOR THE DISTRIBUTION OF PROGRAM MATERIALS PRODUCED BY THE NATIONAL CHURCH: Would you still be interested in implementing such a system if the costs were -- More than twice the cost of the current system? (MRETWCE)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes, definitely301.9
2) Yes, probably493.2
3) No, probably not34122.1
4) No, definitely not97363.1
5) Not sure1489.6
Missing3937
Total1541100.0
284) The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) may develop a subscription video service in which one or more videotapes (up to 30 minutes in length) presenting stories of Presbyterians and other people of faith would be distributed on a monthly basis to congregations. A subscription to the video service would cost each subscribing congregation approximately $40 per year. In general, would you personally recommend that your congregation subscribe to such a video service? (VIDSRVCE)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes, definitely89430.0
2) Yes, probably97932.9
3) No, probably not63221.2
4) No, definitely not1926.4
5) Not sure/not applicable2819.4
Missing2500
Total2978100.0
285) How interested do you think people in your congregation would be in videos designed for each of the following uses? -- Use in adult church school classes (ADLTEDUC)
 TOTAL%
1) Very interested96332.5
2) Interested131344.3
3) Not very interested36112.2
4) Not at all interested973.3
5) Don't know2307.8
Missing2514
Total2964100.0
286) How interested do you think people in your congregation would be in videos designed for each of the following uses? -- Use in adult study groups (outside of Sunday morning church school) (VIDSTDY)
 TOTAL%
1) Very interested78826.7
2) Interested129744.0
3) Not very interested49116.6
4) Not at all interested963.3
5) Don't know2789.4
Missing2528
Total2950100.0
287) How interested do you think people in your congregation would be in videos designed for each of the following uses? -- Viewing on a 'drop-in' basis at the church, either before or after worship services (VIDROPIN)
 TOTAL%
1) Very interested1735.9
2) Interested64221.9
3) Not very interested131144.7
4) Not at all interested43314.7
5) Don't know37712.8
Missing2542
Total2936100.0
288) How interested do you think people in your congregation would be in videos designed for each of the following uses? -- Circulation among members for home viewing (VIDCIRC)
 TOTAL%
1) Very interested34611.8
2) Interested119340.7
3) Not very interested78926.9
4) Not at all interested2398.2
5) Don't know36112.3
Missing2550
Total2928100.0
289) How interested do you think people in your congregation would be in videos designed for each of the following uses? -- Viewing by elders at session meetings (ELDERS)
 TOTAL%
1) Very interested44014.9
2) Interested129243.9
3) Not very interested65022.1
4) Not at all interested1936.6
5) Don't know37012.6
Missing2533
Total2945100.0
290) How interested do you think people in your congregation would be in videos designed for each of the following uses? -- Viewing during other church group meetings (i.e., women's, men's, or youth groups) (VIDGRPMT)
 TOTAL%
1) Very interested56319.0
2) Interested161854.7
3) Not very interested37612.7
4) Not at all interested1103.7
5) Don't know2919.8
Missing2520
Total2958100.0
291) How likely are you personally to view these videos if they are -- Shown in adult church school classes? (VIEWEDUC)
 TOTAL%
1) Extremely likely96032.3
2) Somewhat likely107136.1
3) Not very likely53217.9
4) Not at all likely31110.5
5) Don't know943.2
Missing2510
Total2968100.0
292) How likely are you personally to view these videos if they are -- Shown in adult study groups (outside of Sunday morning church school)? (VIEWADLT)
 TOTAL%
1) Extremely likely80527.3
2) Somewhat likely107436.4
3) Not very likely65622.2
4) Not at all likely30910.5
5) Don't know1083.7
Missing2526
Total2952100.0
293) How likely are you personally to view these videos if they are -- Shown for 'drop-in' viewing at the church, either before or after worship services? (VIEWDROP)
 TOTAL%
1) Extremely likely29510.0
2) Somewhat likely61921.0
3) Not very likely117239.7
4) Not at all likely72024.4
5) Don't know1485.0
Missing2524
Total2954100.0
294) How likely are you personally to view these videos if they are -- Circulated among members for home viewing? (VIEWCIRC)
 TOTAL%
1) Extremely likely63021.4
2) Somewhat likely101834.5
3) Not very likely71824.3
4) Not at all likely46115.6
5) Don't know1234.2
Missing2528
Total2950100.0
295) How likely are you personally to view these videos if they are -- Shown in regular session meetings? (VIEWSSSN)
 TOTAL%
1) Extremely likely92131.2
2) Somewhat likely73524.9
3) Not very likely54718.5
4) Not at all likely53718.2
5) Don't know2127.2
Missing2526
Total2952100.0
296) How likely are you personally to view these videos if they are -- Shown during other church group meetings (i.e., in a women's, men's, or youth group)? (VIEWGRP)
 TOTAL%
1) Extremely likely63721.4
2) Somewhat likely129343.5
3) Not very likely58419.7
4) Not at all likely31510.6
5) Don't know1414.7
Missing2508
Total2970100.0
297) One way to share information throughout the PC(USA) would be to provide money so that every congregation would have a computer and modem that could be used for accessing a denominational electronic mail and conferencing system. Then, news and minutes of meetings of the boards and agencies of the denomination could be made available on the computer-based communication system and representatives from each congregation could read or print out the stories they find relevant. Implementing this proposal would cost approximately $7 million, and the monthly cost to each congregation would be about $8. What do you think about this idea? (PRVDMDEM)
 TOTAL%
1) Excellent idea84327.5
2) Good idea75824.7
3) Fair idea55618.1
4) Poor idea51116.7
5) Not sure40113.1
Missing2409
Total3069100.0
298) The denomination's existing computer-based communication system is currently being used for 'horizontal' communication across the church -- pastors share sermon ideas, presbyteries have their own places for discussions, members discuss issues before the General Assembly, and all users have an opportunity to voice their opinions. How important is it to the denomination that we have a computer network available for such horizontal communication? (PRVDNTWK)
 TOTAL%
1) Very important - the national office should cover the associated annual costs (about $300,000) with churches and individuals paying only their monthly long distance charges (about $100.00 per year)71823.5
2) Important - but users should cover more than just their monthly long distance charges72723.8
3) Important - but all costs should be covered by the users53717.6
4) Not important - a commercial computer network should be used and the denomination should not be involved2538.3
5) Not sure81626.7
Missing2427
Total3051100.0
299) The denomination's computer network could, as a part of its regular service, provide linkages with other computer networks (i.e., through the Internet) that would enable Presbyterians to exchange messages with persons on other networks. The cost for this exchange system would be about $12,000 per year. Do you think PC(USA) should set up this exchange? (PCUSNTWK)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes, if the national office pays the cost2438.0
2) Yes, if users pay the cost75324.7
3) Yes, if the national office shares the cost with users60619.9
4) No65721.6
5) Not sure78525.8
Missing2434
Total3044100.0
300) Would you personally be interested in subscribing to an audiotape program that would provide you with an audiotape each month (for a subscription fee of $5 per tape) -- If the tapes provided discussion of theological issues? (AUDTHEO)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes113738.1
2) No184561.9
Missing2496
Total2982100.0
301) Would you personally be interested in subscribing to an audiotape program that would provide you with an audiotape each month (for a subscription fee of $5 per tape) -- If the tapes reported the news of the denomination? (AUDDENOM)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes61020.6
2) No235279.4
Missing2516
Total2962100.0
302) Would you personally be interested in subscribing to an audiotape program that would provide you with an audiotape each month (for a subscription fee of $5 per tape) -- If worship services were recorded on the tapes? (AUDWRSHP)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes44815.1
2) No251684.9
Missing2514
Total2964100.0
303) Would you personally be interested in subscribing to an audiotape program that would provide you with an audiotape each month (for a subscription fee of $5 per tape) -- If books on spirituality and faith were recorded on the tapes? (AUDSPIRT)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes105335.4
2) No192364.6
Missing2502
Total2976100.0
304) To what extent would you like to get your information about the PC(USA) through each of the following media/formats? -- Newsprint publications (GETNEWS)
 TOTAL%
1) Would like very much111036.6
2) Would like146648.4
3) Would not like1956.4
4) Definitely would not like792.6
5) Not sure1805.9
Missing2448
Total3030100.0
305) To what extent would you like to get your information about the PC(USA) through each of the following media/formats? -- Magazine publications (GETMGZNE)
 TOTAL%
1) Would like very much86428.7
2) Would like151750.3
3) Would not like31210.4
4) Definitely would not like1113.7
5) Not sure2107.0
Missing2464
Total3014100.0
306) To what extent would you like to get your information about the PC(USA) through each of the following media/formats? -- Audiotapes (GETAUDTP)
 TOTAL%
1) Would like very much2177.3
2) Would like71724.2
3) Would not like113938.5
4) Definitely would not like51617.4
5) Not sure37012.5
Missing2519
Total2959100.0
307) To what extent would you like to get your information about the PC(USA) through each of the following media/formats? -- Radio (GETRADIO)
 TOTAL%
1) Would like very much1755.9
2) Would like89330.2
3) Would not like108736.7
4) Definitely would not like42614.4
5) Not sure38012.8
Missing2517
Total2961100.0
308) To what extent would you like to get your information about the PC(USA) through each of the following media/formats? -- Videotapes (GETVIDPP)
 TOTAL%
1) Would like very much30510.3
2) Would like112137.7
3) Would not like82527.8
4) Definitely would not like34411.6
5) Not sure37612.7
Missing2507
Total2971100.0
309) To what extent would you like to get your information about the PC(USA) through each of the following media/formats? -- Television (GETTELEV)
 TOTAL%
1) Would like very much38312.8
2) Would like116138.9
3) Would not like73324.6
4) Definitely would not like32010.7
5) Not sure38412.9
Missing2497
Total2981100.0
310) To what extent would you like to get your information about the PC(USA) through each of the following media/formats? -- Interactive video teleconference (GETTELCN)
 TOTAL%
1) Would like very much1123.8
2) Would like41914.2
3) Would not like114738.8
4) Definitely would not like55818.9
5) Not sure72324.4
Missing2519
Total2959100.0
311) To what extent would you like to get your information about the PC(USA) through each of the following media/formats? -- Computer communication network (GETNTWRK)
 TOTAL%
1) Would like very much36812.3
2) Would like80426.9
3) Would not like77425.9
4) Definitely would not like42714.3
5) Not sure61120.5
Missing2494
Total2984100.0
312) To what extent would you like to get your information about the PC(USA) through each of the following media/formats? -- From national staff persons accessible to local churches (GETSTAFF)
 TOTAL%
1) Would like very much46415.5
2) Would like114438.2
3) Would not like55818.6
4) Definitely would not like2608.7
5) Not sure57219.1
Missing2480
Total2998100.0
313) Please think back over the last year. Did you at any time try to get in touch with a national staff or individual in Louisville (whether by phone, by letter, in person, by electronic mail, etc.) to express an opinion, share an observation, ask for information, order resources (or for any other reason)? (TRYSTAFF)
 TOTAL%
1) No177159.6
2) Yes120140.4
Missing2506
Total2972100.0
314) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO, OVER THE LAST YEAR, TRIED TO GET IN TOUCH WITH A NATIONAL STAFF OFFICE OR INDIVIDUAL IN LOUISVILLE: What was the number of times you tried to get in touch with a national staff office or individual in Louisville? (CNTCNTNL)
 TOTAL%
1) 114512.5
2) 220417.6
3) 3-545439.1
4) 6-1022619.4
5) 11-20978.3
6) More than 20363.1
Missing4316
Total1162100.0
315) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO, OVER THE LAST YEAR, TRIED TO GET IN TOUCH WITH A NATIONAL STAFF OFFICE OR INDIVIDUAL IN LOUISVILLE: Overall, how satisfied were you with your contacts with (or attempts to contact) the national church in Louisville? (SATSNTNL)
 TOTAL%
1) Very satisfied51142.3
2) Moderately satisfied35929.7
3) Both satisfied and dissatisfied20617.0
4) Moderately dissatisfied594.9
5) Dissatisfied746.1
Missing4269
Total1209100.0
316) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO, OVER THE LAST YEAR, TRIED TO GET IN TOUCH WITH A NATIONAL STAFF OFFICE OR INDIVIDUAL IN LOUISVILLE: Regardless of your overall satisfaction, were you at any time or in any way dissatisfied by your contacts with (or attempts to contact) the national church in Louisville? (DSATNTNL)
 TOTAL%
1) No, never dissatisfied67556.3
2) Yes, dissatisfied once25221.0
3) Yes, dissatisfied more than once27222.7
Missing4279
Total1199100.0
317) There are many possible ways for Presbyterians (whether ministers, elders, or members) to express their opinions, share ideas, and discuss with each other issues relevant to the denomination. What do you think of the general idea of the denomination supporting each of these types of formats for such discussions? -- A journal/magazine consisting largely of an exchange of letters (FRMTJRNL)
 TOTAL%
1) Excellent idea36012.3
2) Good idea92831.6
3) Fair idea92831.6
4) Poor idea49116.7
5) No opinion2267.7
Missing2545
Total2933100.0
318) There are many possible ways for Presbyterians (whether ministers, elders, or members) to express their opinions, share ideas, and discuss with each other issues relevant to the denomination. What do you think of the general idea of the denomination supporting each of these types of formats for such discussions? -- A denominational-sponsored computer network for electronic mail and conferencing (FRMTNTWK)
 TOTAL%
1) Excellent idea39213.4
2) Good idea81627.9
3) Fair idea79327.1
4) Poor idea47216.2
5) No opinion44815.3
Missing2557
Total2921100.0
319) There are many possible ways for Presbyterians (whether ministers, elders, or members) to express their opinions, share ideas, and discuss with each other issues relevant to the denomination. What do you think of the general idea of the denomination supporting each of these types of formats for such discussions? - Regularly scheduled interactive video conferences in which national church leaders and those attending presbytery or synod meetings could talk to each other (FRMTCONF)
 TOTAL%
1) Excellent idea2528.6
2) Good idea72324.7
3) Fair idea97733.4
4) Poor idea52518.0
5) No opinion44515.2
Missing2556
Total2922100.0
320) There are many possible ways for Presbyterians (whether ministers, elders, or members) to express their opinions, share ideas, and discuss with each other issues relevant to the denomination. What do you think of the general idea of the denomination supporting each of these types of formats for such discussions? -- A 'ministry of dialogue' in which teams of national staff persons and elected board members travel around the country to speak with groups of Presbyterians (at the invitation of those groups) (FRMTDLGE)
 TOTAL%
1) Excellent idea52317.9
2) Good idea96132.9
3) Fair idea74325.4
4) Poor idea40613.9
5) No opinion2909.9
Missing2555
Total2923100.0
321) If the PC(USA) could afford to support only one type of system or publication for information sharing among individual Presbyterians, which one of the methods listed would you personally prefer? (PUBLICTN)
 TOTAL%
1) A journal/magazine consisting largely of an exchange of letters114841.4
2) A denominational-sponsored computer network for electronic mail and conferencing55620.1
3) Regularly scheduled interactive video conferences in which national church leaders and those attending presbytery or synod meetings could talk to each other33612.1
4) A 'ministry of dialogue' in which teams of national staff persons and elected board members travel around the country to speak with groups of Presbyterians (at the invitation of those groups)71925.9
5) Other140.5
Missing2705
Total2773100.0
322) Sub-sample population (S2SAMPLE)
 TOTAL%
1) Members86327.9
2) Elders84127.1
3) Pastors91629.6
4) Specialized Clergy47815.4
Missing2380
Total3098100.0
323) What is your present age? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-AGE)
 TOTAL%
1) Under 4068419.6
2) 40-4986724.8
3) 50-64117733.7
4) 65 & older76621.9
Missing1984
Total3494100.0
324) What is your present marital status? (For use with online analysis) (I-MARITAL)
 TOTAL%
1) Married290283.8
2) Not married56016.2
Missing2016
Total3462100.0
325) Generally speaking, do you think of yourself as a Democrat, Independent, Republican, or other? (For use with online analysis) (I-PARTYID)
 TOTAL%
1) Democrat130237.5
2) Independent68119.6
3) Republican143741.4
4) All other responses531.5
Missing2005
Total3473100.0
326) Region of residence [imputed from mailing address] (For use with online analysis) (I-REGION)
 TOTAL%
1) Northeast194736.1
2) Midwest86416.0
3) South114821.3
4) West143426.6
Missing85
Total5393100.0
327) What is your sex? (For use with online analysis) (I-SEX)
 TOTAL%
1) Female137139.1
2) Male213260.9
Missing1975
Total3503100.0

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