Democratizing access to the best data on religion since 1997
DATA ARCHIVE
DATA ARCHIVE

Archive Navigation

Summary
Codebook
Downloads
View Question Bank

Archive Categories


Sort the above Archive Category by:



Browse Alphabetically
Browse All Categories
Browse Newest Additions

File Summaries


Search Data Archive


Presbyterian Panel Survey, August 1996 - Evangelism - 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) [ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS] In what year, approximately, did you first attend a worship service at your present congregation? (FRSTSERV)
 TOTAL%
1) Before 196036527.2
2) 1960-197435526.5
3) 1975-198427120.2
4) 1985-198920815.5
5) 1990-present14310.7
Missing4136
Total1342100.0
197) [ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS] In what year did you join that congregation? (YR_JOIN)
 TOTAL%
1) Before 196031723.9
2) 1960-197433825.5
3) 1975-198426720.1
4) 1985-198921416.1
5) 1990-present19214.5
Missing4150
Total1328100.0
198) [ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS] If not a member, check here. (NOTMEMBR)
 TOTAL%
0) Not checked136298.8
1) Checked161.2
Missing4100
Total1378100.0
199) [ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS] Please tell us how important each of the following items is in your decision to continue to attend your congregation. -- It satisfies my spiritual needs. (SPIRNEED)
 TOTAL%
1) Very important86063.4
2) Important46334.1
3) Not very important161.2
4) Not at all important40.3
5) Not sure141.0
Missing4121
Total1357100.0
200) [ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS] Please tell us how important each of the following items is in your decision to continue to attend your congregation. -- I enjoy the worship (music, preaching, liturgy). (ENJWRSHP)
 TOTAL%
1) Very important69451.2
2) Important62245.9
3) Not very important302.2
4) Not at all important50.4
5) Not sure50.4
Missing4122
Total1356100.0
201) [ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS] Please tell us how important each of the following items is in your decision to continue to attend your congregation. -- My closest friends are here. (CLOSFRND)
 TOTAL%
1) Very important19314.4
2) Important46534.7
3) Not very important49436.9
4) Not at all important17513.1
5) Not sure120.9
Missing4139
Total1339100.0
202) [ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS] Please tell us how important each of the following items is in your decision to continue to attend your congregation. -- It is my family's congregation. (FAMCONG)
 TOTAL%
1) Very important23418.2
2) Important34827.1
3) Not very important25119.5
4) Not at all important43633.9
5) Not sure171.3
Missing4192
Total1286100.0
203) [ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS] Please tell us how important each of the following items is in your decision to continue to attend your congregation. -- I like the programs offered for my children. (CHLDPROG)
 TOTAL%
1) Very important32828.8
2) Important41936.8
3) Not very important11410.0
4) Not at all important22719.9
5) Not sure504.4
Missing4340
Total1138100.0
204) [ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS] Please tell us how important each of the following items is in your decision to continue to attend your congregation. -- I wish to support the congregation's social programs. (SOCLPROG)
 TOTAL%
1) Very important20015.3
2) Important66050.5
3) Not very important32124.6
4) Not at all important1048.0
5) Not sure221.7
Missing4171
Total1307100.0
205) [ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS] Please tell us how important each of the following items is in your decision to continue to attend your congregation. -- I prefer the Presbyterian Church. (PRBYCHUR)
 TOTAL%
1) Very important48235.7
2) Important58343.1
3) Not very important20415.1
4) Not at all important715.3
5) Not sure120.9
Missing4126
Total1352100.0
206) [ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS] Please tell us how important each of the following items is in your decision to continue to attend your congregation. -- I believe God is at work in this place. (GODWORK)
 TOTAL%
1) Very important82561.3
2) Important48235.8
3) Not very important151.1
4) Not at all important60.4
5) Not sure171.3
Missing4133
Total1345100.0
207) [ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS] Please tell us how important each of the following items is in your decision to continue to attend your congregation. -- I appreciate the work of the minister(s). (MINWORK)
 TOTAL%
1) Very important65348.4
2) Important60544.9
3) Not very important594.4
4) Not at all important161.2
5) Not sure151.1
Missing4130
Total1348100.0
208) [ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS] Please tell us how important each of the following items is in your decision to continue to attend your congregation. -- I can be involved. (INVOLVE)
 TOTAL%
1) Very important45833.9
2) Important73254.2
3) Not very important1249.2
4) Not at all important221.6
5) Not sure141.0
Missing4128
Total1350100.0
209) [ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS] Please tell us how important each of the following items is in your decision to continue to attend your congregation. -- It is in a convenient location. (CNVNIENT)
 TOTAL%
1) Very important22917.0
2) Important53739.9
3) Not very important42331.4
4) Not at all important15011.1
5) Not sure70.5
Missing4132
Total1346100.0
210) [ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS] Please tell us how important each of the following items is in your decision to continue to attend your congregation. -- The parking is adequate. (PARKING)
 TOTAL%
1) Very important16112.0
2) Important43132.2
3) Not very important47735.7
4) Not at all important25819.3
5) Not sure110.8
Missing4140
Total1338100.0
211) [ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS] Please tell us how important each of the following items is in your decision to continue to attend your congregation. -- The facilities are accessible. (FACILITY)
 TOTAL%
1) Very important21716.2
2) Important62646.8
3) Not very important35126.2
4) Not at all important13810.3
5) Not sure60.4
Missing4140
Total1338100.0
212) [ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS] Please tell us how important each of the following items is in your decision to continue to attend your congregation. -- The service is in my language. (LANGUAGE)
 TOTAL%
1) Very important62347.2
2) Important55942.3
3) Not very important745.6
4) Not at all important584.4
5) Not sure60.5
Missing4158
Total1320100.0
213) [ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS] Please tell us how important each of the following items is in your decision to continue to attend your congregation. -- I like the ministry/mission of this congregation. (MISSION)
 TOTAL%
1) Very important50138.8
2) Important69553.8
3) Not very important685.3
4) Not at all important110.9
5) Not sure161.2
Missing4187
Total1291100.0
214) [ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS] Please tell us how important each of the following items is in your decision to continue to attend your congregation. -- Other (ATTREASN)
 TOTAL%
0) Not checked130694.8
1) Checked725.2
Missing4100
Total1378100.0
215) [ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS] How many people have you invited to attend worship at your congregation during the last year? (INVITE)
 TOTAL%
0) None42131.4
1) One1128.3
2) 2-334725.9
3) 4-521916.3
4) 6 or more24318.1
Missing4136
Total1342100.0
216) [ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS] About how long ago, if ever, was the last time you invited someone to attend worship at your congregation? (LASTINV)
 TOTAL%
1) Within the last six months59944.5
2) Between six months and one year31223.2
3) Over a year ago27820.7
4) Have never invited anyone544.0
5) Don't remember1027.6
Missing4133
Total1345100.0
217) [ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS] ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO INVITED SOMEONE TO ATTEND WORSHIP AT THEIR CONGREGATION: Think back to the person you most recently invited to church. What relation was the person to you? -- Family member (INVTFAM)
 TOTAL%
0) Not checked88674.5
1) Checked30325.5
Missing4289
Total1189100.0
218) [ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS] ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO INVITED SOMEONE TO ATTEND WORSHIP AT THEIR CONGREGATION: Think back to the person you most recently invited to church. What relation was the person to you? -- Friend (INVTFRND)
 TOTAL%
0) Not checked63653.5
1) Checked55346.5
Missing4289
Total1189100.0
219) [ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS] ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO INVITED SOMEONE TO ATTEND WORSHIP AT THEIR CONGREGATION: Think back to the person you most recently invited to church. What relation was the person to you? -- Neighbor (INVTNHBR)
 TOTAL%
0) Not checked92377.6
1) Checked26622.4
Missing4289
Total1189100.0
220) [ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS] ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO INVITED SOMEONE TO ATTEND WORSHIP AT THEIR CONGREGATION: Think back to the person you most recently invited to church. What relation was the person to you? -- Acquaintance (INVTACQT)
 TOTAL%
0) Not checked97081.6
1) Checked21918.4
Missing4289
Total1189100.0
221) [ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS] ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO INVITED SOMEONE TO ATTEND WORSHIP AT THEIR CONGREGATION: Think back to the person you most recently invited to church. What relation was the person to you? -- Co-worker (INVTCWKR)
 TOTAL%
0) Not checked105889.0
1) Checked13111.0
Missing4289
Total1189100.0
222) [ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS] ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO INVITED SOMEONE TO ATTEND WORSHIP AT THEIR CONGREGATION: Think back to the person you most recently invited to church. What relation was the person to you? -- Other (INVTOTHR)
 TOTAL%
0) Not checked114296.0
1) Checked474.0
Missing4289
Total1189100.0
223) Please indicate your opinion of the urgency with which Presbyterians need to take action in each of the following areas -- To increase membership in the denomination (INCREASE)
 TOTAL%
1) Great urgency78931.0
2) Some urgency99739.1
3) Action needed, but no urgency61624.2
4) No action needed913.6
5) Not sure562.2
Missing2929
Total2549100.0
224) Please indicate your opinion of the urgency with which Presbyterians need to take action in each of the following areas -- To develop a warm and open fellowship within congregations (DEVELOP)
 TOTAL%
1) Great urgency125949.5
2) Some urgency87634.4
3) Action needed, but no urgency30912.1
4) No action needed793.1
5) Not sure210.8
Missing2934
Total2544100.0
225) Please indicate your opinion of the urgency with which Presbyterians need to take action in each of the following areas -- To encourage evangelism at the congregational level (EVANCONG)
 TOTAL%
1) Great urgency106542.2
2) Some urgency91836.4
3) Action needed, but no urgency41116.3
4) No action needed783.1
5) Not sure491.9
Missing2957
Total2521100.0
226) Please indicate your opinion of the urgency with which Presbyterians need to take action in each of the following areas -- To encourage evangelistic programs by presbyteries and synods (EVANSYND)
 TOTAL%
1) Great urgency49419.8
2) Some urgency95638.3
3) Action needed, but no urgency72629.1
4) No action needed2108.4
5) Not sure1104.4
Missing2982
Total2496100.0
227) Please indicate your opinion of the urgency with which Presbyterians need to take action in each of the following areas -- To establish programs to assist Presbyterians to obtain the knowledge and skills to share their faith (KNOWPROG)
 TOTAL%
1) Great urgency98338.9
2) Some urgency93537.0
3) Action needed, but no urgency46818.5
4) No action needed863.4
5) Not sure562.2
Missing2950
Total2528100.0
228) Please indicate your opinion of the urgency with which Presbyterians need to take action in each of the following areas -- To establish new congregations (NEWCONG)
 TOTAL%
1) Great urgency60124.3
2) Some urgency79232.1
3) Action needed, but no urgency73829.9
4) No action needed1877.6
5) Not sure1536.2
Missing3007
Total2471100.0
229) Please indicate your opinion of the urgency with which Presbyterians need to take action in each of the following areas -- To assist struggling congregations in charting a new course ('redevelopment') (STRUGGLE)
 TOTAL%
1) Great urgency91736.2
2) Some urgency104641.3
3) Action needed, but no urgency39215.5
4) No action needed753.0
5) Not sure1054.1
Missing2943
Total2535100.0
230) Please indicate your opinion of the urgency with which Presbyterians need to take action in each of the following areas -- To support the development of multiracial, multi-ethnic and multicultural congregations (MULTIGRP)
 TOTAL%
1) Great urgency63925.1
2) Some urgency85233.4
3) Action needed, but no urgency71127.9
4) No action needed2208.6
5) Not sure1275.0
Missing2929
Total2549100.0
231) To what extent do you believe the members of a congregation are responsible for its growth or decline? (MEMGRWTH)
 TOTAL%
1) Great extent165263.8
2) Some extent86833.5
3) Only a little extent522.0
4) No extent60.2
5) Not sure100.4
Missing2890
Total2588100.0
232) To what extent do you believe the session is responsible for the growth or decline of a congregation? (SESGRWTH)
 TOTAL%
1) Great extent91035.2
2) Some extent142355.1
3) Only a little extent2078.0
4) No extent240.9
5) Not sure200.8
Missing2894
Total2584100.0
233) To what extent do you believe the pastor(s) is (are) responsible for the growth or decline of a congregation? (PASGRWTH)
 TOTAL%
1) Great extent126749.1
2) Some extent119946.4
3) Only a little extent1034.0
4) No extent60.2
5) Not sure80.3
Missing2895
Total2583100.0
234) To what extent do you believe the demography of the surrounding neighborhood and community is responsible for the growth or decline of a congregation? (DEMGRWTH)
 TOTAL%
1) Great extent73128.3
2) Some extent138853.7
3) Only a little extent35013.5
4) No extent692.7
5) Not sure461.8
Missing2894
Total2584100.0
235) There are many possible ways for churches to evangelize and to prepare people for evangelism. Please indicate how interested you, personally, would be in having the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) put resources and effort into each way listed below. -- Prepare Presbyterians to witness to colleagues in their workplaces (WITNESS)
 TOTAL%
1) Extremely interested55421.6
2) Moderately interested105941.3
3) Not very interested67026.1
4) Not at all interested2118.2
5) Not sure692.7
Missing2915
Total2563100.0
236) There are many possible ways for churches to evangelize and to prepare people for evangelism. Please indicate how interested you, personally, would be in having the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) put resources and effort into each way listed below. -- Prepare Presbyterians to be better able to communicate their faith to others (COMMNCTN)
 TOTAL%
1) Extremely interested127649.7
2) Moderately interested107942.0
3) Not very interested1395.4
4) Not at all interested441.7
5) Not sure291.1
Missing2911
Total2567100.0
237) There are many possible ways for churches to evangelize and to prepare people for evangelism. Please indicate how interested you, personally, would be in having the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) put resources and effort into each way listed below. -- Encourage large-scale evangelistic campaigns (EVANCAMP)
 TOTAL%
1) Extremely interested1746.8
2) Moderately interested71528.1
3) Not very interested112944.3
4) Not at all interested46118.1
5) Not sure682.7
Missing2931
Total2547100.0
238) There are many possible ways for churches to evangelize and to prepare people for evangelism. Please indicate how interested you, personally, would be in having the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) put resources and effort into each way listed below. -- Hold local/regional evangelism rallies (EVANRALY)
 TOTAL%
1) Extremely interested2118.3
2) Moderately interested72728.7
3) Not very interested100839.7
4) Not at all interested52120.5
5) Not sure702.8
Missing2941
Total2537100.0
239) There are many possible ways for churches to evangelize and to prepare people for evangelism. Please indicate how interested you, personally, would be in having the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) put resources and effort into each way listed below. -- Have presbyteries hire evangelists to assist congregations in their evangelism programs (EVANPROG)
 TOTAL%
1) Extremely interested27010.6
2) Moderately interested84433.2
3) Not very interested83332.7
4) Not at all interested50519.8
5) Not sure943.7
Missing2932
Total2546100.0
240) There are many possible ways for churches to evangelize and to prepare people for evangelism. Please indicate how interested you, personally, would be in having the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) put resources and effort into each way listed below. -- Broadcast a Sunday worship service from a PC(USA) congregation on national radio/TV (BROADCST)
 TOTAL%
1) Extremely interested42816.7
2) Moderately interested106341.4
3) Not very interested67826.4
4) Not at all interested32312.6
5) Not sure752.9
Missing2911
Total2567100.0
241) There are many possible ways for churches to evangelize and to prepare people for evangelism. Please indicate how interested you, personally, would be in having the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) put resources and effort into each way listed below. -- Provide media materials (print/radio/TV) so congregations can promote the PC(USA) through local outlets (MEDIA)
 TOTAL%
1) Extremely interested51420.0
2) Moderately interested116745.4
3) Not very interested59323.1
4) Not at all interested2058.0
5) Not sure913.5
Missing2908
Total2570100.0
242) There are many possible ways for churches to evangelize and to prepare people for evangelism. Please indicate how interested you, personally, would be in having the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) put resources and effort into each way listed below. -- Provide information through (and access to) computer services like the Internet (INTERNET)
 TOTAL%
1) Extremely interested35813.9
2) Moderately interested103240.1
3) Not very interested74729.0
4) Not at all interested28211.0
5) Not sure1535.9
Missing2906
Total2572100.0
243) [ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS] Please take a moment to reflect on your current time commitments to the church and to work, family, civic organizations, school, etc. Given those commitments, how likely is it that you would be willing and able to allocate more time and effort to reach out to individuals in your community who are currently not members of any church and invite them to participate in or join your congregation? (ALLOCATE)
 TOTAL%
1) Very likely816.7
2) Likely39232.4
3) Not very likely49240.7
4) Not at all likely13611.2
5) Not sure1099.0
Missing4268
Total1210100.0
244) [ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS] ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO WOULD BE VERY LIKELY OR LIKELY TO ALLOCATE MORE TIME AND EFFORT TO REACH OUT TO INDIVIDUALS IN THEIR COMMUNITY WHO ARE NOT CURRENTLY MEMBERS OF ANY CHURCH AND INVITE THEM TO PARTICIPATE IN OR JOIN IN THEIR CONGREGATION: Approximately how many hours per month do you think you would be able to devote to such efforts? (HRSPERMO)
 TOTAL%
1) 1-2 hours9221.9
2) 3-4 hours14334.0
3) 5-9 hours11527.4
4) 10 or more hours7016.7
Missing5058
Total420100.0
245) [ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS] ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO WOULD BE VERY LIKELY OR LIKELY TO ALLOCATE MORE TIME AND EFFORT TO REACH OUT TO INDIVIDUALS IN THEIR COMMUNITY WHO ARE NOT CURRENTLY MEMBERS OF ANY CHURCH AND INVITE THEM TO PARTICIPATE IN OR JOIN IN THEIR CONGREGATION: As part of that time commitment to evangelism, how willing, if at all, would you be to do each of the following activities? -- Make telephone calls inviting people in the neighborhood to come to church (NEIGHINV)
 TOTAL%
1) Definitely willing14731.7
2) Probably willing18439.7
3) Not very willing9520.5
4) Not at all willing316.7
5) Not sure61.3
Missing5015
Total463100.0
246) [ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS] ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO WOULD BE VERY LIKELY OR LIKELY TO ALLOCATE MORE TIME AND EFFORT TO REACH OUT TO INDIVIDUALS IN THEIR COMMUNITY WHO ARE NOT CURRENTLY MEMBERS OF ANY CHURCH AND INVITE THEM TO PARTICIPATE IN OR JOIN IN THEIR CONGREGATION: As part of that time commitment to evangelism, how willing, if at all, would you be to do each of the following activities? -- Door-to-door evangelism (DOORTODR)
 TOTAL%
1) Definitely willing296.3
2) Probably willing11524.9
3) Not very willing20243.8
4) Not at all willing10623.0
5) Not sure92.0
Missing5017
Total461100.0
247) [ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS] ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO WOULD BE VERY LIKELY OR LIKELY TO ALLOCATE MORE TIME AND EFFORT TO REACH OUT TO INDIVIDUALS IN THEIR COMMUNITY WHO ARE NOT CURRENTLY MEMBERS OF ANY CHURCH AND INVITE THEM TO PARTICIPATE IN OR JOIN IN THEIR CONGREGATION: As part of that time commitment to evangelism, how willing, if at all, would you be to do each of the following activities? -- Talk to associates and acquaintances about the meaning of the Christian faith (MEANING)
 TOTAL%
1) Definitely willing13829.9
2) Probably willing25555.3
3) Not very willing5311.5
4) Not at all willing51.1
5) Not sure102.2
Missing5017
Total461100.0
248) [ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS] ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO WOULD BE VERY LIKELY OR LIKELY TO ALLOCATE MORE TIME AND EFFORT TO REACH OUT TO INDIVIDUALS IN THEIR COMMUNITY WHO ARE NOT CURRENTLY MEMBERS OF ANY CHURCH AND INVITE THEM TO PARTICIPATE IN OR JOIN IN THEIR CONGREGATION: As part of that time commitment to evangelism, how willing, if at all, would you be to do each of the following activities? -- Study and train to witness to others about your faith (TRNWTNSS)
 TOTAL%
1) Definitely willing13429.6
2) Probably willing22750.1
3) Not very willing7115.7
4) Not at all willing143.1
5) Not sure71.5
Missing5025
Total453100.0
249) [ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS] ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO WOULD BE VERY LIKELY OR LIKELY TO ALLOCATE MORE TIME AND EFFORT TO REACH OUT TO INDIVIDUALS IN THEIR COMMUNITY WHO ARE NOT CURRENTLY MEMBERS OF ANY CHURCH AND INVITE THEM TO PARTICIPATE IN OR JOIN IN THEIR CONGREGATION: As part of that time commitment to evangelism, how willing, if at all, would you be to do each of the following activities? -- Make team visits to inactive members (VISINACT)
 TOTAL%
1) Definitely willing19542.3
2) Probably willing21045.6
3) Not very willing439.3
4) Not at all willing92.0
5) Not sure40.9
Missing5017
Total461100.0
250) [ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS] ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO WOULD BE VERY LIKELY OR LIKELY TO ALLOCATE MORE TIME AND EFFORT TO REACH OUT TO INDIVIDUALS IN THEIR COMMUNITY WHO ARE NOT CURRENTLY MEMBERS OF ANY CHURCH AND INVITE THEM TO PARTICIPATE IN OR JOIN IN THEIR CONGREGATION: As part of that time commitment to evangelism, how willing, if at all, would you be to do each of the following activities? -- Contact people whom you already know, urging them to come to church (URGECHUR)
 TOTAL%
1) Definitely willing15333.3
2) Probably willing24653.5
3) Not very willing4810.4
4) Not at all willing40.9
5) Not sure92.0
Missing5018
Total460100.0
251) [ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS] ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO WOULD BE VERY LIKELY OR LIKELY TO ALLOCATE MORE TIME AND EFFORT TO REACH OUT TO INDIVIDUALS IN THEIR COMMUNITY WHO ARE NOT CURRENTLY MEMBERS OF ANY CHURCH AND INVITE THEM TO PARTICIPATE IN OR JOIN IN THEIR CONGREGATION: As part of that time commitment to evangelism, how willing, if at all, would you be to do each of the following activities? -- Visit Presbyterians newly arrived in your community (VISITNEW)
 TOTAL%
1) Definitely willing23550.8
2) Probably willing19742.5
3) Not very willing235.0
4) Not at all willing40.9
5) Not sure40.9
Missing5015
Total463100.0
252) [ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS] ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO WOULD BE VERY LIKELY OR LIKELY TO ALLOCATE MORE TIME AND EFFORT TO REACH OUT TO INDIVIDUALS IN THEIR COMMUNITY WHO ARE NOT CURRENTLY MEMBERS OF ANY CHURCH AND INVITE THEM TO PARTICIPATE IN OR JOIN IN THEIR CONGREGATION: As part of that time commitment to evangelism, how willing, if at all, would you be to do each of the following activities? -- Help increase your congregation's efforts to include new people and their concerns (INCR_EFF)
 TOTAL%
1) Definitely willing24051.5
2) Probably willing21445.9
3) Not very willing91.9
5) Not sure30.6
Missing5012
Total466100.0
253) [ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS] ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO WOULD BE VERY LIKELY OR LIKELY TO ALLOCATE MORE TIME AND EFFORT TO REACH OUT TO INDIVIDUALS IN THEIR COMMUNITY WHO ARE NOT CURRENTLY MEMBERS OF ANY CHURCH AND INVITE THEM TO PARTICIPATE IN OR JOIN IN THEIR CONGREGATION: As part of that time commitment to evangelism, how willing, if at all, would you be to do each of the following activities? -- Help establish new congregations (EST_NEW)
 TOTAL%
1) Definitely willing449.5
2) Probably willing13629.4
3) Not very willing20043.3
4) Not at all willing5111.0
5) Not sure316.7
Missing5016
Total462100.0
254) What do you think is involved in evangelism? Answer by indicating the extent to which each statement would fit in your own definition of 'evangelism.' -- Introducing people to the Realm of God (REALMGOD)
 TOTAL%
1) Great extent142756.8
2) Some extent81432.4
3) Only a limited extent1797.1
4) Not at all200.8
5) Not sure/no opinion732.9
Missing2965
Total2513100.0
255) What do you think is involved in evangelism? Answer by indicating the extent to which each statement would fit in your own definition of 'evangelism.' -- Sharing one's personal faith commitment (SHARE)
 TOTAL%
1) Great extent148758.1
2) Some extent84132.9
3) Only a limited extent1937.5
4) Not at all130.5
5) Not sure/no opinion240.9
Missing2920
Total2558100.0
256) What do you think is involved in evangelism? Answer by indicating the extent to which each statement would fit in your own definition of 'evangelism.' -- Providing opportunities for people to increase their understanding of what it means to accept Christ as their savior (INC_UNDR)
 TOTAL%
1) Great extent149158.6
2) Some extent80431.6
3) Only a limited extent1917.5
4) Not at all261.0
5) Not sure/no opinion341.3
Missing2932
Total2546100.0
257) What do you think is involved in evangelism? Answer by indicating the extent to which each statement would fit in your own definition of 'evangelism.' -- Sensitizing people to issues related to injustices in the world (INJUSTCE)
 TOTAL%
1) Great extent48319.1
2) Some extent94037.1
3) Only a limited extent79131.2
4) Not at all25610.1
5) Not sure/no opinion652.6
Missing2943
Total2535100.0
258) What do you think is involved in evangelism? Answer by indicating the extent to which each statement would fit in your own definition of 'evangelism.' -- Pointing out the errors in the beliefs of non-Presbyterians (ERRORS)
 TOTAL%
1) Great extent351.4
2) Some extent1275.0
3) Only a limited extent52120.5
4) Not at all178070.1
5) Not sure/no opinion783.1
Missing2937
Total2541100.0
259) What do you think is involved in evangelism? Answer by indicating the extent to which each statement would fit in your own definition of 'evangelism.' -- Making congregational life more meaningful and inspirational for members (INSPIRE)
 TOTAL%
1) Great extent133652.3
2) Some extent92536.2
3) Only a limited extent2188.5
4) Not at all441.7
5) Not sure/no opinion331.3
Missing2922
Total2556100.0
260) What do you think is involved in evangelism? Answer by indicating the extent to which each statement would fit in your own definition of 'evangelism.' -- Providing opportunities to support people in their efforts to grow in faith (SUPPORT)
 TOTAL%
1) Great extent164364.4
2) Some extent76229.9
3) Only a limited extent993.9
4) Not at all190.7
5) Not sure/no opinion281.1
Missing2927
Total2551100.0
261) What do you think is involved in evangelism? Answer by indicating the extent to which each statement would fit in your own definition of 'evangelism.' -- Increasing the membership of the church (INCR_MEM)
 TOTAL%
1) Great extent65225.5
2) Some extent113044.2
3) Only a limited extent57922.7
4) Not at all1656.5
5) Not sure/no opinion301.2
Missing2922
Total2556100.0
262) What do you think is involved in evangelism? Answer by indicating the extent to which each statement would fit in your own definition of 'evangelism.' -- Inviting people to become members of the church (INV_PEOP)
 TOTAL%
1) Great extent99939.0
2) Some extent117746.0
3) Only a limited extent30511.9
4) Not at all542.1
5) Not sure/no opinion240.9
Missing2919
Total2559100.0
263) Of the statements below, which one best describes your definition of evangelism? (DEF_EVAN)
 TOTAL%
1) Evangelism is the joyful sharing of the sovereign love of God37414.7
2) Evangelism is the joyful sharing of the sovereign love of God, calling people to repentance and to personal faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior36514.4
3) Evangelism is the joyful sharing of the sovereign love of God, calling people to repentance, to personal faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior and to active membership in the church, and obedient service to the world109343.0
4) Evangelism is everything the church does70727.8
Missing2939
Total2539100.0
264) Below are listed some evangelism resources that are readily available to congregations. Please indicate the degree to which you are familiar with each. -- The PC(USA) 'Commitment to Evangelism' program (COMMPROG)
 TOTAL%
1) Very familiar42416.8
2) Somewhat familiar80631.9
3) Not familiar124649.3
4) Not sure491.9
Missing2953
Total2525100.0
265) Below are listed some evangelism resources that are readily available to congregations. Please indicate the degree to which you are familiar with each. -- 'Commitment to Evangelism' Action Guide (ACT_GUID)
 TOTAL%
1) Very familiar2198.7
2) Somewhat familiar61824.5
3) Not familiar163564.9
4) Not sure481.9
Missing2958
Total2520100.0
266) Below are listed some evangelism resources that are readily available to congregations. Please indicate the degree to which you are familiar with each. -- Good News newsletter (GOODNEWS)
 TOTAL%
1) Very familiar33413.3
2) Somewhat familiar76530.4
3) Not familiar138054.8
4) Not sure401.6
Missing2959
Total2519100.0
267) Below are listed some evangelism resources that are readily available to congregations. Please indicate the degree to which you are familiar with each. - Invite-A-Friend program (INV_FRND)
 TOTAL%
1) Very familiar32512.9
2) Somewhat familiar66426.3
3) Not familiar149959.4
4) Not sure361.4
Missing2954
Total2524100.0
268) Below are listed some evangelism resources that are readily available to congregations. Please indicate the degree to which you are familiar with each. -- Lifestory Conversations study booklet (LIFESTRY)
 TOTAL%
1) Very familiar1415.6
2) Somewhat familiar31812.6
3) Not familiar200379.6
4) Not sure532.1
Missing2963
Total2515100.0
269) Below are listed some evangelism resources that are readily available to congregations. Please indicate the degree to which you are familiar with each. -- Covenant for Caring (video-based faith-sharing training) (CARING)
 TOTAL%
1) Very familiar491.9
2) Somewhat familiar26110.4
3) Not familiar214885.2
4) Not sure622.5
Missing2958
Total2520100.0
270) Below are listed some evangelism resources that are readily available to congregations. Please indicate the degree to which you are familiar with each. -- PC(USA) Evangelism Resource Catalog and Bibliography (EVANCATA)
 TOTAL%
1) Very familiar1174.6
2) Somewhat familiar57022.6
3) Not familiar177470.4
4) Not sure592.3
Missing2958
Total2520100.0
271) Below are listed some evangelism resources that are readily available to congregations. Please indicate the degree to which you are familiar with each. -- Net Results magazine (NETRESLT)
 TOTAL%
1) Very familiar39415.6
2) Somewhat familiar28711.4
3) Not familiar177670.4
4) Not sure652.6
Missing2956
Total2522100.0
272) Below are listed some evangelism resources that are readily available to congregations. Please indicate the degree to which you are familiar with each. -- Herb Miller workshops (HERBMILL)
 TOTAL%
1) Very familiar2449.7
2) Somewhat familiar36014.3
3) Not familiar186773.9
4) Not sure542.1
Missing2953
Total2525100.0
273) Below are listed some evangelism resources that are readily available to congregations. Please indicate the degree to which you are familiar with each. -- PC(USA) Evangelism Sunday worship resource packets (RESPACK)
 TOTAL%
1) Very familiar37314.8
2) Somewhat familiar72128.6
3) Not familiar138154.7
4) Not sure502.0
Missing2953
Total2525100.0
274) Below are listed some evangelism resources that are readily available to congregations. Please indicate the degree to which you are familiar with each. -- PC(USA) Institutes for Congregational Evangelism (INSTIT)
 TOTAL%
1) Very familiar542.1
2) Somewhat familiar36314.4
3) Not familiar204281.0
4) Not sure632.5
Missing2956
Total2522100.0
275) Below are listed some evangelism resources that are readily available to congregations. Please indicate the degree to which you are familiar with each. -- Faithful Witnesses study book (WITNBOOK)
 TOTAL%
1) Very familiar883.5
2) Somewhat familiar28911.5
3) Not familiar207782.5
4) Not sure652.6
Missing2959
Total2519100.0
276) Below are listed some evangelism resources that are readily available to congregations. Please indicate the degree to which you are familiar with each. -- Regional PC(USA) 'Celebrations of Evangelism' (CELEEVAN)
 TOTAL%
1) Very familiar2058.1
2) Somewhat familiar52921.0
3) Not familiar172868.6
4) Not sure582.3
Missing2958
Total2520100.0
277) Below are listed some evangelism resources that are readily available to congregations. Please indicate the degree to which you are familiar with each. -- Turn to the Living God: A Call to Evangelism in Jesus Christ's Way (PC(USA) General Assembly resolution and study book) (STDYBOOK)
 TOTAL%
1) Very familiar1144.5
2) Somewhat familiar35013.9
3) Not familiar200179.3
4) Not sure592.3
Missing2954
Total2524100.0
278) [ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS] Where did you live when you were l6 years of age? (HOMEAT16)
 TOTAL%
1) Same home I live in now554.0
2) Different home, but in the same county41830.6
3) In a different county, but in the same state32723.9
4) In a different state53639.2
5) In a different country312.3
Missing4111
Total1367100.0
279) [ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS] In what year, approximately, did you move into -- The community/area in which you now live? (LIVECOMM)
 TOTAL%
1) Before 196039930.1
2) 1960-197438328.9
3) 1975-198425719.4
4) 1985-198915811.9
5) 1990-present1299.7
Missing4152
Total1326100.0
280) [ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS] In what year, approximately, did you move into -- The particular home (house, apartment, condo, etc.) in which you now live? (LIVEHOME)
 TOTAL%
1) Before 196015912.1
2) 1960-197431524.0
3) 1975-198428922.1
4) 1985-198922717.3
5) 1990-present32024.4
Missing4168
Total1310100.0
281) [ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS] Please indicate how well you feel you are in touch with the other people in the immediate neighborhood where you live. (NGHBRHD)
 TOTAL%
1) Know none of my neighbors100.7
2) Know few of my neighbors39028.5
3) Know fairly many of my neighbors40229.4
4) Know most of my neighbors56741.4
Missing4109
Total1369100.0
282) [ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS] How often do you socialize with people from each of these categories? -- Neighbors (NEIGHBOR)
 TOTAL%
1) Often25818.9
2) Occasionally65548.1
3) Rarely37927.8
4) Never715.2
Missing4115
Total1363100.0
283) [ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS] How often do you socialize with people from each of these categories? -- Other members of my congregation (OTHMEMBR)
 TOTAL%
1) Often55040.4
2) Occasionally64647.4
3) Rarely14710.8
4) Never201.5
Missing4115
Total1363100.0
284) [ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS] How often do you socialize with people from each of these categories? -- Unchurched friends (UNCHURFR)
 TOTAL%
1) Often31423.5
2) Occasionally72254.0
3) Rarely25619.1
4) Never453.4
Missing4141
Total1337100.0
285) [ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS] How often do you socialize with people from each of these categories? -- Family (FAMILY)
 TOTAL%
1) Often89966.6
2) Occasionally37327.7
3) Rarely705.2
4) Never70.5
Missing4129
Total1349100.0
286) [ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS] How often do you socialize with people from each of these categories? -- Members of special clubs or groups (SPECCLUB)
 TOTAL%
1) Often38628.8
2) Occasionally57943.2
3) Rarely29021.7
4) Never846.3
Missing4139
Total1339100.0
287) [ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS] How often do you socialize with people from each of these categories? -- Colleagues at work (COLEAGUE)
 TOTAL%
1) Often15913.5
2) Occasionally45638.7
3) Rarely35630.2
4) Never20717.6
Missing4300
Total1178100.0
288) [ASKED ONLY OF MEMBERS AND ELDERS] How often do you socialize with people from each of these categories? -- Members of racial or ethnic groups other than my own (OTHRACES)
 TOTAL%
1) Often987.3
2) Occasionally44233.0
3) Rarely58543.7
4) Never21315.9
Missing4140
Total1338100.0
289) Sub-sample population (S11MSMPL)
 TOTAL%
1) Members67248.7
2) Elders70851.3
Missing4098
Total1380100.0
290) [ASKED ONLY OF CLERGY AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY] Note to Ministers of Word and Sacrament: Several questions ask about events in or trends at the congregation you serve or attend. -- Ministers who are not currently serving congregations or do not otherwise regularly attend a particular congregation (because of a job or any other reason) may wish to skip these questions (designated with a *). (NOTSRVNG)
 TOTAL%
0) Not checked104685.7
1) Checked17514.3
Missing4257
Total1221100.0
291) [ASKED ONLY OF CLERGY AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY] Note to Ministers of Word and Sacrament: Several questions ask about events in or trends at the congregation you serve or attend. -- Ministers who serve more than one congregation (e.g., a larger parish) are asked to answer as much as possible with regard to the parish as a whole. Where such an approach is not applicable, please respond in terms of the congregation whose name would be first in an alphabetical listing. (SRVMTONE)
 TOTAL%
0) Not checked117796.4
1) Checked443.6
Missing4257
Total1221100.0
292) [ASKED ONLY OF CLERGY AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY] (*)MINISTERS WHO ARE NOT CURRENTLY SERVING CONGREGATIONS OR DO NOT OTHERWISE REGULARLY ATTEND A PARTICULAR CONGREGATION (BECAUSE OF A JOB OR ANY OTHER REASON) WERE EXCLUDED FROM THIS QUESTION: To what extent, if any, is the membership of your congregation involved in each of the following activities? -- Making telephone calls inviting people in the neighborhood to come to church (ACTVTY1)
 TOTAL%
1) Great extent454.4
2) Some extent22021.5
3) Only a limited extent38537.7
4) Not at all35134.3
5) Not sure/no opinion212.1
Missing4456
Total1022100.0
293) [ASKED ONLY OF CLERGY AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY] (*)MINISTERS WHO ARE NOT CURRENTLY SERVING CONGREGATIONS OR DO NOT OTHERWISE REGULARLY ATTEND A PARTICULAR CONGREGATION (BECAUSE OF A JOB OR ANY OTHER REASON) WERE EXCLUDED FROM THIS QUESTION: To what extent, if any, is the membership of your congregation involved in each of the following activities? -- Door-to-door evangelism (ACTVTY2)
 TOTAL%
1) Great extent171.7
2) Some extent838.1
3) Only a limited extent22121.6
4) Not at all69067.4
5) Not sure/no opinion131.3
Missing4454
Total1024100.0
294) [ASKED ONLY OF CLERGY AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY] (*)MINISTERS WHO ARE NOT CURRENTLY SERVING CONGREGATIONS OR DO NOT OTHERWISE REGULARLY ATTEND A PARTICULAR CONGREGATION (BECAUSE OF A JOB OR ANY OTHER REASON) WERE EXCLUDED FROM THIS QUESTION: To what extent, if any, is the membership of your congregation involved in each of the following activities? -- Talking to associates and acquaintances about the meaning of the Christian faith (ACTVTY3)
 TOTAL%
1) Great extent605.9
2) Some extent39738.7
3) Only a limited extent48747.5
4) Not at all494.8
5) Not sure/no opinion323.1
Missing4453
Total1025100.0
295) [ASKED ONLY OF CLERGY AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY] (*)MINISTERS WHO ARE NOT CURRENTLY SERVING CONGREGATIONS OR DO NOT OTHERWISE REGULARLY ATTEND A PARTICULAR CONGREGATION (BECAUSE OF A JOB OR ANY OTHER REASON) WERE EXCLUDED FROM THIS QUESTION: To what extent, if any, is the membership of your congregation involved in each of the following activities? -- Studying and training to witness to others about their faith (ACTVTY4)
 TOTAL%
1) Great extent484.7
2) Some extent24524.0
3) Only a limited extent41740.8
4) Not at all29128.5
5) Not sure/no opinion212.1
Missing4456
Total1022100.0
296) [ASKED ONLY OF CLERGY AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY] (*)MINISTERS WHO ARE NOT CURRENTLY SERVING CONGREGATIONS OR DO NOT OTHERWISE REGULARLY ATTEND A PARTICULAR CONGREGATION (BECAUSE OF A JOB OR ANY OTHER REASON) WERE EXCLUDED FROM THIS QUESTION: To what extent, if any, is the membership of your congregation involved in each of the following activities? -- Making team visits to inactive members (ACTVTY5)
 TOTAL%
1) Great extent535.2
2) Some extent19418.9
3) Only a limited extent35834.9
4) Not at all40038.9
5) Not sure/no opinion222.1
Missing4451
Total1027100.0
297) [ASKED ONLY OF CLERGY AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY] (*)MINISTERS WHO ARE NOT CURRENTLY SERVING CONGREGATIONS OR DO NOT OTHERWISE REGULARLY ATTEND A PARTICULAR CONGREGATION (BECAUSE OF A JOB OR ANY OTHER REASON) WERE EXCLUDED FROM THIS QUESTION: To what extent, if any, is the membership of your congregation involved in each of the following activities? -- Contacting people they already know, urging them to come to church (ACTVTY6)
 TOTAL%
1) Great extent11611.3
2) Some extent48146.9
3) Only a limited extent35634.7
4) Not at all535.2
5) Not sure/no opinion201.9
Missing4452
Total1026100.0
298) [ASKED ONLY OF CLERGY AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY] (*)MINISTERS WHO ARE NOT CURRENTLY SERVING CONGREGATIONS OR DO NOT OTHERWISE REGULARLY ATTEND A PARTICULAR CONGREGATION (BECAUSE OF A JOB OR ANY OTHER REASON) WERE EXCLUDED FROM THIS QUESTION: To what extent, if any, is the membership of your congregation involved in each of the following activities? -- Visiting Presbyterians newly arrived in your community (ACTVTY7)
 TOTAL%
1) Great extent11411.1
2) Some extent31230.5
3) Only a limited extent31831.1
4) Not at all24423.8
5) Not sure/no opinion363.5
Missing4454
Total1024100.0
299) [ASKED ONLY OF CLERGY AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY] (*)MINISTERS WHO ARE NOT CURRENTLY SERVING CONGREGATIONS OR DO NOT OTHERWISE REGULARLY ATTEND A PARTICULAR CONGREGATION (BECAUSE OF A JOB OR ANY OTHER REASON) WERE EXCLUDED FROM THIS QUESTION: Given their current time commitments to work, family, civic organizations, school, etc., how willing do you think the membership of your congregation would be to increase significantly the amount of time they now spend in each of the following activities? -- Make telephone calls inviting people in the neighborhood to come to church (INCTIME1)
 TOTAL%
1) Definitely willing484.7
2) Probably willing45244.2
3) Not very willing43943.0
4) Not at all willing646.3
5) Not sure191.9
Missing4456
Total1022100.0
300) [ASKED ONLY OF CLERGY AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY] (*)MINISTERS WHO ARE NOT CURRENTLY SERVING CONGREGATIONS OR DO NOT OTHERWISE REGULARLY ATTEND A PARTICULAR CONGREGATION (BECAUSE OF A JOB OR ANY OTHER REASON) WERE EXCLUDED FROM THIS QUESTION: Given their current time commitments to work, family, civic organizations, school, etc., how willing do you think the membership of your congregation would be to increase significantly the amount of time they now spend in each of the following activities? -- Door-to-door evangelism (INCTIME2)
 TOTAL%
1) Definitely willing101.0
2) Probably willing1019.9
3) Not very willing52050.8
4) Not at all willing37837.0
5) Not sure141.4
Missing4455
Total1023100.0
301) [ASKED ONLY OF CLERGY AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY] (*)MINISTERS WHO ARE NOT CURRENTLY SERVING CONGREGATIONS OR DO NOT OTHERWISE REGULARLY ATTEND A PARTICULAR CONGREGATION (BECAUSE OF A JOB OR ANY OTHER REASON) WERE EXCLUDED FROM THIS QUESTION: Given their current time commitments to work, family, civic organizations, school, etc., how willing do you think the membership of your congregation would be to increase significantly the amount of time they now spend in each of the following activities? -- Talk to associates and acquaintances about the meaning of the Christian faith (INCTIME3)
 TOTAL%
1) Definitely willing838.2
2) Probably willing59958.8
3) Not very willing30129.6
4) Not at all willing212.1
5) Not sure141.4
Missing4460
Total1018100.0
302) [ASKED ONLY OF CLERGY AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY] (*)MINISTERS WHO ARE NOT CURRENTLY SERVING CONGREGATIONS OR DO NOT OTHERWISE REGULARLY ATTEND A PARTICULAR CONGREGATION (BECAUSE OF A JOB OR ANY OTHER REASON) WERE EXCLUDED FROM THIS QUESTION: Given their current time commitments to work, family, civic organizations, school, etc., how willing do you think the membership of your congregation would be to increase significantly the amount of time they now spend in each of the following activities? -- Study and train to witness to others about your faith (INCTIME4)
 TOTAL%
1) Definitely willing777.5
2) Probably willing60058.8
3) Not very willing29028.4
4) Not at all willing383.7
5) Not sure161.6
Missing4457
Total1021100.0
303) [ASKED ONLY OF CLERGY AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY] (*)MINISTERS WHO ARE NOT CURRENTLY SERVING CONGREGATIONS OR DO NOT OTHERWISE REGULARLY ATTEND A PARTICULAR CONGREGATION (BECAUSE OF A JOB OR ANY OTHER REASON) WERE EXCLUDED FROM THIS QUESTION: Given their current time commitments to work, family, civic organizations, school, etc., how willing do you think the membership of your congregation would be to increase significantly the amount of time they now spend in each of the following activities? -- Make team visits to inactive members (INCTIME5)
 TOTAL%
1) Definitely willing828.0
2) Probably willing52351.3
3) Not very willing33432.7
4) Not at all willing636.2
5) Not sure181.8
Missing4458
Total1020100.0
304) [ASKED ONLY OF CLERGY AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY] (*)MINISTERS WHO ARE NOT CURRENTLY SERVING CONGREGATIONS OR DO NOT OTHERWISE REGULARLY ATTEND A PARTICULAR CONGREGATION (BECAUSE OF A JOB OR ANY OTHER REASON) WERE EXCLUDED FROM THIS QUESTION: Given their current time commitments to work, family, civic organizations, school, etc., how willing do you think the membership of your congregation would be to increase significantly the amount of time they now spend in each of the following activities? -- Contact people whom they already know, urging them to come to church (INCTIME6)
 TOTAL%
1) Definitely willing20620.3
2) Probably willing63262.2
3) Not very willing15014.8
4) Not at all willing181.8
5) Not sure101.0
Missing4462
Total1016100.0
305) [ASKED ONLY OF CLERGY AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY] (*)MINISTERS WHO ARE NOT CURRENTLY SERVING CONGREGATIONS OR DO NOT OTHERWISE REGULARLY ATTEND A PARTICULAR CONGREGATION (BECAUSE OF A JOB OR ANY OTHER REASON) WERE EXCLUDED FROM THIS QUESTION: Given their current time commitments to work, family, civic organizations, school, etc., how willing do you think the membership of your congregation would be to increase significantly the amount of time they now spend in each of the following activities? -- Visit Presbyterians newly arrived in your community (INCTIME7)
 TOTAL%
1) Definitely willing21721.3
2) Probably willing59958.8
3) Not very willing16616.3
4) Not at all willing202.0
5) Not sure171.7
Missing4459
Total1019100.0
306) [ASKED ONLY OF CLERGY AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY] (*)MINISTERS WHO ARE NOT CURRENTLY SERVING CONGREGATIONS OR DO NOT OTHERWISE REGULARLY ATTEND A PARTICULAR CONGREGATION (BECAUSE OF A JOB OR ANY OTHER REASON) WERE EXCLUDED FROM THIS QUESTION: Given their current time commitments to work, family, civic organizations, school, etc., how willing do you think the membership of your congregation would be to increase significantly the amount of time they now spend in each of the following activities? -- Help increase your congregation's efforts to include new people and their concerns (INCTIME8)
 TOTAL%
1) Definitely willing33232.6
2) Probably willing56455.4
3) Not very willing989.6
4) Not at all willing121.2
5) Not sure121.2
Missing4460
Total1018100.0
307) [ASKED ONLY OF CLERGY AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY] (*)MINISTERS WHO ARE NOT CURRENTLY SERVING CONGREGATIONS OR DO NOT OTHERWISE REGULARLY ATTEND A PARTICULAR CONGREGATION (BECAUSE OF A JOB OR ANY OTHER REASON) WERE EXCLUDED FROM THIS QUESTION: Given their current time commitments to work, family, civic organizations, school, etc., how willing do you think the membership of your congregation would be to increase significantly the amount of time they now spend in each of the following activities? -- Help establish new congregations (INCTIME9)
 TOTAL%
1) Definitely willing929.0
2) Probably willing36736.0
3) Not very willing39538.7
4) Not at all willing10910.7
5) Not sure575.6
Missing4458
Total1020100.0
308) [ASKED ONLY OF CLERGY AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY] (*)MINISTERS WHO ARE NOT CURRENTLY SERVING CONGREGATIONS OR DO NOT OTHERWISE REGULARLY ATTEND A PARTICULAR CONGREGATION (BECAUSE OF A JOB OR ANY OTHER REASON) WERE EXCLUDED FROM THIS QUESTION: Has there been any training in evangelism or faith sharing over the past two years in your congregation among -- A committee of the session? (TRAIN1)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes46345.5
2) No45244.4
3) Don't know10210.0
Missing4461
Total1017100.0
309) [ASKED ONLY OF CLERGY AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY] (*)MINISTERS WHO ARE NOT CURRENTLY SERVING CONGREGATIONS OR DO NOT OTHERWISE REGULARLY ATTEND A PARTICULAR CONGREGATION (BECAUSE OF A JOB OR ANY OTHER REASON) WERE EXCLUDED FROM THIS QUESTION: Has there been any training in evangelism or faith sharing over the past two years in your congregation among -- The entire session? (TRAIN2)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes31030.5
2) No60359.4
3) Don't know10210.0
Missing4463
Total1015100.0
310) [ASKED ONLY OF CLERGY AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY] (*)MINISTERS WHO ARE NOT CURRENTLY SERVING CONGREGATIONS OR DO NOT OTHERWISE REGULARLY ATTEND A PARTICULAR CONGREGATION (BECAUSE OF A JOB OR ANY OTHER REASON) WERE EXCLUDED FROM THIS QUESTION: Has there been any training in evangelism or faith sharing over the past two years in your congregation among -- Selected members? (TRAIN3)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes52251.3
2) No40239.5
3) Don't know949.2
Missing4460
Total1018100.0
311) [ASKED ONLY OF CLERGY AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY] (*)MINISTERS WHO ARE NOT CURRENTLY SERVING CONGREGATIONS OR DO NOT OTHERWISE REGULARLY ATTEND A PARTICULAR CONGREGATION (BECAUSE OF A JOB OR ANY OTHER REASON) WERE EXCLUDED FROM THIS QUESTION: Has there been any training in evangelism or faith sharing over the past two years in your congregation among -- The congregation at large? (TRAIN4)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes25525.1
2) No67966.8
3) Don't know828.1
Missing4462
Total1016100.0
312) [ASKED ONLY OF CLERGY AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY] (*)MINISTERS WHO ARE NOT CURRENTLY SERVING CONGREGATIONS OR DO NOT OTHERWISE REGULARLY ATTEND A PARTICULAR CONGREGATION (BECAUSE OF A JOB OR ANY OTHER REASON) WHERE EXCLUDED FROM THIS QUESTION: What other kinds of helps, if any, would you like for evangelism ministry in your congregation? -- Faith sharing (HELPS1)
 TOTAL%
0) Not checked29227.9
1) Checked75472.1
Missing4432
Total1046100.0
313) [ASKED ONLY OF CLERGY AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY] (*)MINISTERS WHO ARE NOT CURRENTLY SERVING CONGREGATIONS OR DO NOT OTHERWISE REGULARLY ATTEND A PARTICULAR CONGREGATION (BECAUSE OF A JOB OR ANY OTHER REASON) WERE EXCLUDED FROM THIS QUESTION: What other kinds of helps, if any, would you like for evangelism ministry in your congregation? -- Media use (HELPS2)
 TOTAL%
0) Not checked63760.9
1) Checked40939.1
Missing4432
Total1046100.0
314) [ASKED ONLY OF CLERGY AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY] (*)MINISTERS WHO ARE NOT CURRENTLY SERVING CONGREGATIONS OR DO NOT OTHERWISE REGULARLY ATTEND A PARTICULAR CONGREGATION (BECAUSE OF A JOB OR ANY OTHER REASON) WERE EXCLUDED FROM THIS QUESTION: What other kinds of helps, if any, would you like for evangelism ministry in your congregation? -- Making our church more welcoming (HELPS3)
 TOTAL%
0) Not checked40839.0
1) Checked63761.0
Missing4433
Total1045100.0
315) [ASKED ONLY OF CLERGY AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY] (*)MINISTERS WHO ARE NOT CURRENTLY SERVING CONGREGATIONS OR DO NOT OTHERWISE REGULARLY ATTEND A PARTICULAR CONGREGATION (BECAUSE OF A JOB OR ANY OTHER REASON) WERE EXCLUDED FROM THIS QUESTION: What other kinds of helps, if any, would you like for evangelism ministry in your congregation? -- Listening skills (HELPS4)
 TOTAL%
0) Not checked59156.5
1) Checked45543.5
Missing4432
Total1046100.0
316) [ASKED ONLY OF CLERGY AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY] (*)MINISTERS WHO ARE NOT CURRENTLY SERVING CONGREGATIONS OR DO NOT OTHERWISE REGULARLY ATTEND A PARTICULAR CONGREGATION (BECAUSE OF A JOB OR ANY OTHER REASON) WERE EXCLUDED FROM THIS QUESTION: What other kinds of helps, if any, would you like for evangelism ministry in your congregation? -- Visitation skills (HELPS5)
 TOTAL%
0) Not checked36835.2
1) Checked67864.8
Missing4432
Total1046100.0
317) [ASKED ONLY OF CLERGY AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY] (*)MINISTERS WHO ARE NOT CURRENTLY SERVING CONGREGATIONS OR DO NOT OTHERWISE REGULARLY ATTEND A PARTICULAR CONGREGATION (BECAUSE OF A JOB OR ANY OTHER REASON) WERE EXCLUDED FROM THIS QUESTION: What other kinds of helps, if any, would you like for evangelism ministry in your congregation? -- Sharing ideas from other churches (HELPS6)
 TOTAL%
0) Not checked52350.0
1) Checked52350.0
Missing4432
Total1046100.0
318) [ASKED ONLY OF CLERGY AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY] (*)MINISTERS WHO ARE NOT CURRENTLY SERVING CONGREGATIONS OR DO NOT OTHERWISE REGULARLY ATTEND A PARTICULAR CONGREGATION (BECAUSE OF A JOB OR ANY OTHER REASON) WERE EXCLUDED FROM THIS QUESTION: What other kinds of helps, if any, would you like for evangelism ministry in your congregation? -- Retaining members (HELPS7)
 TOTAL%
0) Not checked53751.3
1) Checked50948.7
Missing4432
Total1046100.0
319) [ASKED ONLY OF CLERGY AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY] (*)MINISTERS WHO ARE NOT CURRENTLY SERVING CONGREGATIONS OR DO NOT OTHERWISE REGULARLY ATTEND A PARTICULAR CONGREGATION (BECAUSE OF A JOB OR ANY OTHER REASON) WERE EXCLUDED FROM THIS QUESTION: What other kinds of helps, if any, would you like for evangelism ministry in your congregation? -- New member assimilation (HELPS8)
 TOTAL%
0) Not checked33632.1
1) Checked71067.9
Missing4432
Total1046100.0
320) [ASKED ONLY OF CLERGY AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY] (*)MINISTERS WHO ARE NOT CURRENTLY SERVING CONGREGATIONS OR DO NOT OTHERWISE REGULARLY ATTEND A PARTICULAR CONGREGATION (BECAUSE OF A JOB OR ANY OTHER REASON) WERE EXCLUDED FROM THIS QUESTION: What other kinds of helps, if any, would you like for evangelism ministry in your congregation? -- Relationship between evangelism and other church activities (e.g., education, social action, worship, stewardship, etc.) (HELPS9)
 TOTAL%
0) Not checked56053.5
1) Checked48646.5
Missing4432
Total1046100.0
321) [ASKED ONLY OF CLERGY AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY] (*)MINISTERS WHO ARE NOT CURRENTLY SERVING CONGREGATIONS OR DO NOT OTHERWISE REGULARLY ATTEND A PARTICULAR CONGREGATION (BECAUSE OF A JOB OR ANY OTHER REASON) WERE EXCLUDED FROM THIS QUESTION: What other kinds of helps, if any, would you like for evangelism ministry in your congregation? -- Church growth (HELPS10)
 TOTAL%
0) Not checked62059.3
1) Checked42640.7
Missing4432
Total1046100.0
322) [ASKED ONLY OF CLERGY AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY] (*)MINISTERS WHO ARE NOT CURRENTLY SERVING CONGREGATIONS OR DO NOT OTHERWISE REGULARLY ATTEND A PARTICULAR CONGREGATION (BECAUSE OF A JOB OR ANY OTHER REASON) WERE EXCLUDED FROM THIS QUESTION: What other kinds of helps, if any, would you like for evangelism ministry in your congregation? -- Redevelopment (HELPS11)
 TOTAL%
0) Not checked72269.0
1) Checked32431.0
Missing4432
Total1046100.0
323) [ASKED ONLY OF CLERGY AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY] (*)MINISTERS WHO ARE NOT CURRENTLY SERVING CONGREGATIONS OR DO NOT OTHERWISE REGULARLY ATTEND A PARTICULAR CONGREGATION (BECAUSE OF A JOB OR ANY OTHER REASON) WERE EXCLUDED FROM THIS QUESTION: What other kinds of helps, if any, would you like for evangelism ministry in your congregation? -- Other (HELPS12)
 TOTAL%
0) Not checked94891.2
1) Checked918.8
Missing4439
Total1039100.0
324) [ASKED ONLY OF CLERGY AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY] (*)MINISTERS WHO ARE NOT CURRENTLY SERVING CONGREGATIONS OR DO NOT OTHERWISE REGULARLY ATTEND A PARTICULAR CONGREGATION (BECAUSE OF A JOB OR ANY OTHER REASON) WERE EXCLUDED FROM THIS QUESTION: In a 'typical' month, how much time would you say you spend directly reaching out to individuals who are not currently members of any church to invite them to participate in or join your (or another) congregation? (OUTREACH)
 TOTAL%
0) None19019.0
1) 1 hour16116.1
2) 2 hours17417.4
3) 3-4 hours16116.1
4) 5-8 hours16216.2
5) 9-20 hours13313.3
6) 21 or more hours212.1
Missing4476
Total1002100.0
325) [ASKED ONLY OF CLERGY AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY] In the last five years, have you taken any continuing education in evangelism or had other training in evangelism? (CONTEDUC)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes53244.8
2) No65655.2
Missing4290
Total1188100.0
326) [ASKED ONLY OF CLERGY AND SPECIALIZED CLERGY] ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE TAKEN ANY CONTINUING EDUCATION IN EVANGELISM OR HAD OTHER TRAINING IN EVANGELISM IN THE LAST FIVE YEARS: How would you evaluate the adequacy of that education/training for your service and ministry to the church? (ADEQUATE)
 TOTAL%
1) More than adequate14127.0
2) Adequate28654.8
3) Less than adequate9518.2
Missing4956
Total522100.0
327) Sub-sample population (S11CSMPL)
 TOTAL%
3) Pastors79064.7
4) Specialized Clergy43135.3
Missing4257
Total1221100.0
328) What is your present age? (recoded for use with on-line analysis) (I-AGE)
 TOTAL%
1) Under 4068419.6
2) 40-4986724.8
3) 50-64117733.7
4) 65 & older76621.9
Missing1984
Total3494100.0
329) What is your present marital status? (for use with on-line analysis) (I-MARITAL)
 TOTAL%
1) Married290283.8
2) Not married56016.2
Missing2016
Total3462100.0
330) Generally speaking, do you think of yourself as a Democrat, Independent, Republican, or other? (for use with on-line analysis) (I-PARTYID)
 TOTAL%
1) Democrat130237.5
2) Independent68119.6
3) Republican143741.4
4) All other responses531.5
Missing2005
Total3473100.0
331) Region of residence [imputed from mailing address] (for use with on-line analysis) (I-REGION)
 TOTAL%
1) Northeast194736.1
2) Midwest86416.0
3) South114821.3
4) West143426.6
Missing85
Total5393100.0
332) What is your sex? (for use with on-line analysis) (I-SEX)
 TOTAL%
1) Female137139.1
2) Male213260.9
Missing1975
Total3503100.0

Our Sponsors

Our Affiliates

US RELIGION
WORLD RELIGION
DATA ARCHIVE
RESEARCH
TEACHING
CONGREGATIONS
ABOUT
© 2024 The Association of Religion Data Archives. All rights reserved.