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Presbyterian Panel Survey, November 1996 - Theological Education - 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) Do you know the name of the theological school from which your pastor graduated (received her/his M.Div. or B.D. degree)? (Answer with regard to the senior pastor if your congregation has more than one pastor.) (PSTREDUC)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes, with certainty57846.8
2) Yes, with some uncertainty17314.0
3) No48539.2
Missing4242
Total1236100.0
197) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO KNOW THE NAME OF THE THEOLOGICAL SCHOOL FROM WHICH THEIR PASTOR GRADUATED: Please indicate below the seminary from which you believe your (senior) pastor graduated. (PSTRSMNY)
 TOTAL%
1) Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary (Austin, TX)334.5
2) Columbia Theological Seminary (Decatur, GA)679.2
3) University of Dubuque Theological Seminary (Dubuque, IA)223.0
4) Johnson C. Smith Theological Seminary (Atlanta, GA)71.0
5) Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary (Louisville, KY)344.7
6) McCormick Theological Seminary (Chicago, IL)598.1
7) Pittsburgh Theological Seminary (Pittsburgh, PA)8611.8
8) Presbyterian School of Christian Education (Richmond, VA)91.2
9) Princeton Theological Seminary (Princeton, NJ)18625.5
10) San Francisco Theological Seminary (San Francisco, CA)456.2
11) Union Theological Seminary in Virginia (Richmond, VA)648.8
12) Other (please specify)10214.0
13) More than one selected162.2
Missing4748
Total730100.0
198) Please circle the number corresponding to the one statement below that best describes your knowledge of the following 11 Presbyterian theological schools [Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary (Austin, TX), Columbia Theological Seminary (Decatur, GA), University of Dubuque Theological Seminary (Dubuque, IA), Johnson C. Smith Theological Seminary (Atlanta, GA), Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary (Louisville, KY), McCormick Theological Seminary (Chicago, IL), Pittsburgh Theological Seminary (Pittsburgh, PA), Presbyterian School of Christian Education (Richmond, VA), Princeton Theological Seminary (Princeton, NJ), San Francisco Theological Seminary (San Francisco, CA), Union Theological Seminary in Virginia (Richmond, VA)] (THEOEDUC)
 TOTAL%
1) I know almost nothing about any of them53921.9
2) I know a little about one or two of them50120.4
3) I know a moderate amount about one or two of them28211.5
4) I know one or two quite well32713.3
5) I know a moderate amount about more than two of them44818.2
6) I know more than two of them quite well36314.8
Missing3018
Total2460100.0
199) To what extent do you personally think the theological schools of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) have responded to the needs of the church in the last 10 years? (EDUCRSPN)
 TOTAL%
1) Have responded to a great extent36114.6
2) Have responded to some extent95438.7
3) Have responded to a little extent35014.2
4) Have not responded at all602.4
5) Don't know74230.1
Missing3011
Total2467100.0
200) Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with each of the following statements. -- In general, Presbyterian theological schools do an excellent job of educating Presbyterian students. (PRSBEDUC)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree27211.1
2) Agree83734.2
3) Tend to agree73329.9
4) Tend to disagree1536.3
5) Disagree542.2
6) Strongly disagree351.4
7) Not sure36414.9
Missing3030
Total2448100.0
201) Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with each of the following statements. -- In general, non-Presbyterian theological schools do an excellent job of educating Presbyterian students. (NPRSEDUC)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree471.9
2) Agree32813.5
3) Tend to agree69328.6
4) Tend to disagree36515.0
5) Disagree1004.1
6) Strongly disagree592.4
7) Not sure83434.4
Missing3052
Total2426100.0
202) Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with each of the following statements. -- The quality of Presbyterians graduating from theological schools has fallen in the last 10 years. (QUALPRSB)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree652.7
2) Agree1948.0
3) Tend to agree36014.9
4) Tend to disagree46419.2
5) Disagree34214.1
6) Strongly disagree1134.7
7) Not sure88236.4
Missing3058
Total2420100.0
203) Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with each of the following statements. -- Presbyterian theological schools are turning out too many graduates these days. (PRSBGRAD)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree632.6
2) Agree1415.9
3) Tend to agree28511.9
4) Tend to disagree47820.0
5) Disagree40016.7
6) Strongly disagree1144.8
7) Not sure91438.2
Missing3083
Total2395100.0
204) Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with each of the following statements. -- Presbyterian theological schools turn out pastors who are able to help members practice their religion (in terms of living out their faith or engaging the world ethically). (PRSBPSTR)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree984.0
2) Agree61725.4
3) Tend to agree88736.5
4) Tend to disagree24310.0
5) Disagree1044.3
6) Strongly disagree461.9
7) Not sure43217.8
Missing3051
Total2427100.0
205) Please indicate the extent to which you believe each of the following words or phrases (presented in alphabetical order) describes Presbyterian theological schools. -- Academic excellence (PRSBEXCE)
 TOTAL%
1) Very well54222.4
2) Well106543.9
3) Somewhat well32913.6
4) Very little291.2
5) Not at all60.2
6) Not sure45418.7
Missing3053
Total2425100.0
206) Please indicate the extent to which you believe each of the following words or phrases (presented in alphabetical order) describes Presbyterian theological schools. -- Affirming the ministry of women (PRSBWMEN)
 TOTAL%
1) Very well61725.5
2) Well95239.3
3) Somewhat well34314.2
4) Very little471.9
5) Not at all10.0
6) Not sure46319.1
Missing3055
Total2423100.0
207) Please indicate the extent to which you believe each of the following words or phrases (presented in alphabetical order) describes Presbyterian theological schools. -- Biblically sound (PRSBBIBL)
 TOTAL%
1) Very well43017.7
2) Well95739.5
3) Somewhat well43017.7
4) Very little1666.8
5) Not at all341.4
6) Not sure40716.8
Missing3054
Total2424100.0
208) Please indicate the extent to which you believe each of the following words or phrases (presented in alphabetical order) describes Presbyterian theological schools. -- Committed to ecumenism (PRSBECUM)
 TOTAL%
1) Very well42917.8
2) Well89937.4
3) Somewhat well42317.6
4) Very little913.8
5) Not at all60.2
6) Not sure55623.1
Missing3074
Total2404100.0
209) Please indicate the extent to which you believe each of the following words or phrases (presented in alphabetical order) describes Presbyterian theological schools. -- Committed to promoting inclusiveness and diversity (PRSBINCL)
 TOTAL%
1) Very well53222.0
2) Well82934.3
3) Somewhat well41017.0
4) Very little964.0
5) Not at all140.6
6) Not sure53322.1
Missing3064
Total2414100.0
210) Please indicate the extent to which you believe each of the following words or phrases (presented in alphabetical order) describes Presbyterian theological schools. -- Committed to the Reformed tradition (PRSBRFRM)
 TOTAL%
1) Very well41917.3
2) Well76331.6
3) Somewhat well49220.4
4) Very little1687.0
5) Not at all301.2
6) Not sure54422.5
Missing3062
Total2416100.0
211) Please indicate the extent to which you believe each of the following words or phrases (presented in alphabetical order) describes Presbyterian theological schools. -- Conservative (PRSBCNSR)
 TOTAL%
1) Very well532.2
2) Well28411.8
3) Somewhat well59624.8
4) Very little65927.4
5) Not at all2008.3
6) Not sure60925.4
Missing3077
Total2401100.0
212) Please indicate the extent to which you believe each of the following words or phrases (presented in alphabetical order) describes Presbyterian theological schools. -- Evangelical (PRSBEVNG)
 TOTAL%
1) Very well401.7
2) Well31613.2
3) Somewhat well68528.6
4) Very little64627.0
5) Not at all1466.1
6) Not sure56423.5
Missing3081
Total2397100.0
213) Please indicate the extent to which you believe each of the following words or phrases (presented in alphabetical order) describes Presbyterian theological schools. -- Faithful to the church of Jesus Christ (PRSBJSUS)
 TOTAL%
1) Very well49620.6
2) Well87136.1
3) Somewhat well47019.5
4) Very little1697.0
5) Not at all231.0
6) Not sure38115.8
Missing3068
Total2410100.0
214) Please indicate the extent to which you believe each of the following words or phrases (presented in alphabetical order) describes Presbyterian theological schools. -- Financially sound, yet in need of ongoing support (PRSBFNCL)
 TOTAL%
1) Very well24310.0
2) Well85135.2
3) Somewhat well56823.5
4) Very little712.9
5) Not at all170.7
6) Not sure67027.7
Missing3058
Total2420100.0
215) Please indicate the extent to which you believe each of the following words or phrases (presented in alphabetical order) describes Presbyterian theological schools. -- Focused on practical skills for pastors (PRSBFCUS)
 TOTAL%
1) Very well913.8
2) Well52021.5
3) Somewhat well79632.9
4) Very little37315.4
5) Not at all712.9
6) Not sure56923.5
Missing3058
Total2420100.0
216) Please indicate the extent to which you believe each of the following words or phrases (presented in alphabetical order) describes Presbyterian theological schools. -- Innovative (PRSBINNV)
 TOTAL%
1) Very well964.0
2) Well48720.3
3) Somewhat well75331.4
4) Very little34914.6
5) Not at all572.4
6) Not sure65627.4
Missing3080
Total2398100.0
217) Please indicate the extent to which you believe each of the following words or phrases (presented in alphabetical order) describes Presbyterian theological schools. -- Liberal (PRSBLBRL)
 TOTAL%
1) Very well25810.8
2) Well54322.6
3) Somewhat well64927.1
4) Very little26210.9
5) Not at all331.4
6) Not sure65427.3
Missing3079
Total2399100.0
218) Please indicate the extent to which you believe each of the following words or phrases (presented in alphabetical order) describes Presbyterian theological schools. -- Moderate/middle of the road (PRSBMDRT)
 TOTAL%
1) Very well723.0
2) Well53322.3
3) Somewhat well80533.6
4) Very little30212.6
5) Not at all652.7
6) Not sure61825.8
Missing3083
Total2395100.0
219) Please indicate the extent to which you believe each of the following words or phrases (presented in alphabetical order) describes Presbyterian theological schools. -- On the cutting edge of theology (PRSBTECH)
 TOTAL%
1) Very well1345.6
2) Well47519.8
3) Somewhat well55823.2
4) Very little32213.4
5) Not at all1144.7
6) Not sure80233.3
Missing3073
Total2405100.0
220) Please indicate the extent to which you believe each of the following words or phrases (presented in alphabetical order) describes Presbyterian theological schools. -- Racially inclusive (PRSBRADC)
 TOTAL%
1) Very well36014.9
2) Well72730.1
3) Somewhat well51521.3
4) Very little2329.6
5) Not at all381.6
6) Not sure54522.5
Missing3061
Total2417100.0
221) Please indicate the extent to which you believe each of the following words or phrases (presented in alphabetical order) describes Presbyterian theological schools. -- Setting directions for the church (PRSBDIRC)
 TOTAL%
1) Very well943.9
2) Well42117.4
3) Somewhat well64126.5
4) Very little55422.9
5) Not at all1275.2
6) Not sure58424.1
Missing3057
Total2421100.0
222) Please indicate the extent to which you believe each of the following words or phrases (presented in alphabetical order) describes Presbyterian theological schools. -- Socially responsible (PRSBRSPN)
 TOTAL%
1) Very well1887.8
2) Well86435.8
3) Somewhat well66927.7
4) Very little1707.0
5) Not at all381.6
6) Not sure48720.2
Missing3062
Total2416100.0
223) Please indicate the extent to which you believe each of the following words or phrases (presented in alphabetical order) describes Presbyterian theological schools. -- Spiritually rich (PRSBSPRT)
 TOTAL%
1) Very well1546.4
2) Well57123.6
3) Somewhat well68428.3
4) Very little38315.8
5) Not at all1295.3
6) Not sure49920.6
Missing3058
Total2420100.0
224) Please indicate the extent to which you believe each of the following words or phrases (presented in alphabetical order) describes Presbyterian theological schools. -- Traditional (PRSBTRAD)
 TOTAL%
1) Very well1636.8
2) Well65327.1
3) Somewhat well70229.1
4) Very little27011.2
5) Not at all913.8
6) Not sure53322.1
Missing3066
Total2412100.0
225) Please indicate the extent to which you believe each of the following words or phrases (presented in alphabetical order) describes Presbyterian theological schools. -- Wealthy and not in need of additional funding (PRABWLTH)
 TOTAL%
1) Very well231.0
2) Well853.5
3) Somewhat well26010.8
4) Very little57423.8
5) Not at all74030.6
6) Not sure73330.4
Missing3063
Total2415100.0
226) Does your congregation have a program to help identify candidates for the ministry? (CNGHLPID)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes, it does52121.6
2) No, it does not135056.1
3) Don't know53722.3
Missing3070
Total2408100.0
227) Does your presbytery have a program to help identify candidates for the ministry? (PRSHLPID)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes, it does94639.5
2) No, it does not38516.1
3) Don't know106144.4
Missing3086
Total2392100.0
228) In the last 10 years, how many individuals from your congregation have attended seminary as candidates or inquirers for the ministry? (NMBRATTN)
 TOTAL%
1) None79232.9
2) One49820.7
3) Two or three50320.9
4) Four or more27211.3
5) Don't know34414.3
Missing3069
Total2409100.0
229) In the last five years, has a representative from a Presbyterian theological school preached in your congregation? (PRSBPRCH)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes97940.5
2) No104043.0
3) Don't know40016.5
Missing3059
Total2419100.0
230) In the last five years, has a representative from a non-Presbyterian theological school preached in your congregation? (NPRSPRCH)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes43518.0
2) No141358.4
3) Don't know57323.7
Missing3057
Total2421100.0
231) In the last two years, have you personally received appeals for funds from any theological school? (APPLFUND)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes142658.8
2) No99941.2
Missing3053
Total2425100.0
232) In the last two years, have you personally made one or more financial contributions to a theological school? (MDECNTRB)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes91137.4
2) No152462.6
Missing3043
Total2435100.0
233) How familiar are you with the Theological Educational Fund ('the 1 percent Plan') of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)? (ONEPLAN)
 TOTAL%
1) Very familiar58624.1
2) Familiar58323.9
3) Not very familiar33913.9
4) Not at all familiar92838.1
Missing3042
Total2436100.0
234) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE SOME FAMILIARITY WITH THE THEOLOGICAL EDUCATION FUND OF THE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH: Does your congregation give to the Theological Education Fund of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)? (GIVE2ONE)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes56738.4
2) No68846.6
3) Don't know22215.0
Missing4001
Total1477100.0
235) Prior to receiving this questionnaire, were you aware that -- The only denomination-wide source of funding for the theological schools of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) is the Theological Education Fund? (FUNDONE)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes102041.9
2) No124751.3
3) Not sure1656.8
Missing3046
Total2432100.0
236) Prior to receiving this questionnaire, were you aware that -- Money given directly to a Presbyterian theological school supports only that particular school? (MNY4EDUC)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes147861.1
2) No70429.1
3) Not sure2369.8
Missing3060
Total2418100.0
237) In your view, to what extent, if any, should Presbyterian theological schools emphasize each of these factors in their programs of research, study and training of candidates for ministry? -- Personal/spiritual development (PRSNDVLP)
 TOTAL%
1) Great extent200983.2
2) Some extent38215.8
3) Only a little extent210.9
4) Not at all30.1
Missing3063
Total2415100.0
238) In your view, to what extent, if any, should Presbyterian theological schools emphasize each of these factors in their programs of research, study and training of candidates for ministry? -- Staying true to the Reformed tradition (RFRMTRA)
 TOTAL%
1) Great extent113847.5
2) Some extent109645.8
3) Only a little extent1446.0
4) Not at all160.7
Missing3084
Total2394100.0
239) In your view, to what extent, if any, should Presbyterian theological schools emphasize each of these factors in their programs of research, study and training of candidates for ministry? -- Social issues (SOCLISSU)
 TOTAL%
1) Great extent77932.5
2) Some extent136957.1
3) Only a little extent2369.8
4) Not at all140.6
Missing3080
Total2398100.0
240) In your view, to what extent, if any, should Presbyterian theological schools emphasize each of these factors in their programs of research, study and training of candidates for ministry? -- Theological issues (THEOISSU)
 TOTAL%
1) Great extent167269.6
2) Some extent70029.1
3) Only a little extent271.1
4) Not at all50.2
Missing3074
Total2404100.0
241) In your view, to what extent, if any, should Presbyterian theological schools emphasize each of these factors in their programs of research, study and training of candidates for ministry? -- Administrative skills (ADMNSKLL)
 TOTAL%
1) Great extent83334.6
2) Some extent139557.9
3) Only a little extent1737.2
4) Not at all80.3
Missing3069
Total2409100.0
242) In your view, to what extent, if any, should Presbyterian theological schools emphasize each of these factors in their programs of research, study and training of candidates for ministry? -- Leadership skills (LDRSKILL)
 TOTAL%
1) Great extent161466.8
2) Some extent75631.3
3) Only a little extent421.7
4) Not at all30.1
Missing3063
Total2415100.0
243) In your view, to what extent, if any, should Presbyterian theological schools emphasize each of these factors in their programs of research, study and training of candidates for ministry? -- Evangelism (EVANGLSM)
 TOTAL%
1) Great extent131754.5
2) Some extent96840.1
3) Only a little extent1154.8
4) Not at all150.6
Missing3063
Total2415100.0
244) In your view, to what extent, if any, should Presbyterian theological schools emphasize each of these factors in their programs of research, study and training of candidates for ministry? -- Stewardship (STWRDSHP)
 TOTAL%
1) Great extent95839.7
2) Some extent129153.5
3) Only a little extent1566.5
4) Not at all60.2
Missing3067
Total2411100.0
245) In your view, to what extent, if any, should Presbyterian theological schools emphasize each of these factors in their programs of research, study and training of candidates for ministry? -- Pastoral care (PATRCARE)
 TOTAL%
1) Great extent184676.3
2) Some extent54922.7
3) Only a little extent220.9
4) Not at all20.1
Missing3059
Total2419100.0
246) In your view, to what extent, if any, should Presbyterian theological schools emphasize each of these factors in their programs of research, study and training of candidates for ministry? -- Preaching (PRCHING)
 TOTAL%
1) Great extent199283.0
2) Some extent39616.5
3) Only a little extent120.5
4) Not at all10.0
Missing3077
Total2401100.0
247) In your view, to what extent, if any, should Presbyterian theological schools emphasize each of these factors in their programs of research, study and training of candidates for ministry? -- Specialized ministries (SPCLMNST)
 TOTAL%
1) Great extent33614.1
2) Some extent141959.4
3) Only a little extent60725.4
4) Not at all281.2
Missing3088
Total2390100.0
248) In your view, to what extent, if any, should Presbyterian theological schools emphasize each of these factors in their programs of research, study and training of candidates for ministry? -- Interpersonal skills in general (INTRPRSN)
 TOTAL%
1) Great extent110246.0
2) Some extent109045.5
3) Only a little extent1907.9
4) Not at all150.6
Missing3081
Total2397100.0
249) In your view, to what extent, if any, should Presbyterian theological schools emphasize each of these factors in their programs of research, study and training of candidates for ministry? -- Practical skills in general (PRTCLSKL)
 TOTAL%
1) Great extent98542.5
2) Some extent116550.3
3) Only a little extent1546.6
4) Not at all120.5
Missing3162
Total2316100.0
250) In your view, to what extent, if any, should Presbyterian theological schools emphasize each of these factors in their programs of research, study and training of candidates for ministry? -- Other (EMPHOTHR)
 TOTAL%
0) None written in221689.4
1) Other written in26410.6
Missing2998
Total2480100.0
251) Which one factor should get the most emphasis in the program of education and research at Presbyterian theological schools? (MOSTEMPH)
 TOTAL%
1) Personal/spiritual development59227.3
2) Staying true to the Reformed tradition1607.4
3) Social issues452.1
4) Theological issues32415.0
5) Administrative skills160.7
6) Leadership skills1557.2
7) Evangelism1446.6
8) Stewardship90.4
9) Pastoral care22610.4
10) Preaching28613.2
11) Specialized ministries50.2
12) Interpersonal skills in general894.1
13) Practical skills in general462.1
14) Other703.2
Missing3311
Total2167100.0
252) MEMBERS AND ELDERS: How would you rate your pastor in each of the following areas? (Again, if your congregation has more than one pastor, answer in terms of the senior pastor.) PASTORS AND OTHER CLERGY: Please rate your seminary in terms of how good a job you think it did in preparing you for the ministry in each of these areas. -- Leading Bible studies (RATEBIBL)
 TOTAL%
1) Excellent68629.1
2) Very good71030.1
3) Good49320.9
4) Fair25410.8
5) Not good at all1154.9
6) Not sure994.2
Missing3121
Total2357100.0
253) MEMBERS AND ELDERS: How would you rate your pastor in each of the following areas? (Again, if your congregation has more than one pastor, answer in terms of the senior pastor.) PASTORS AND OTHER CLERGY: Please rate your seminary in terms of how good a job you think it did in preparing you for the ministry in each of these areas. -- Pastoral care (RATECARE)
 TOTAL%
1) Excellent59225.1
2) Very good75832.2
3) Good57324.3
4) Fair32513.8
5) Not good at all753.2
6) Not sure331.4
Missing3122
Total2356100.0
254) MEMBERS AND ELDERS: How would you rate your pastor in each of the following areas? (Again, if your congregation has more than one pastor, answer in terms of the senior pastor.) PASTORS AND OTHER CLERGY: Please rate your seminary in terms of how good a job you think it did in preparing you for the ministry in each of these areas. -- Promoting stewardship (RATESTWR)
 TOTAL%
1) Excellent28612.1
2) Very good49521.0
3) Good57124.2
4) Fair60225.5
5) Not good at all37215.8
6) Not sure321.4
Missing3120
Total2358100.0
255) MEMBERS AND ELDERS: How would you rate your pastor in each of the following areas? (Again, if your congregation has more than one pastor, answer in terms of the senior pastor.) PASTORS AND OTHER CLERGY: Please rate your seminary in terms of how good a job you think it did in preparing you for the ministry in each of these areas. -- Doing evangelism (RATEEVNG)
 TOTAL%
1) Excellent2078.8
2) Very good44819.0
3) Good56624.0
4) Fair63326.9
5) Not good at all40917.4
6) Not sure923.9
Missing3123
Total2355100.0
256) MEMBERS AND ELDERS: How would you rate your pastor in each of the following areas? (Again, if your congregation has more than one pastor, answer in terms of the senior pastor.) PASTORS AND OTHER CLERGY: Please rate your seminary in terms of how good a job you think it did in preparing you for the ministry in each of these areas. -- Teaching others to do evangelism (RATETCHR)
 TOTAL%
1) Excellent1466.2
2) Very good35014.9
3) Good46219.7
4) Fair66128.2
5) Not good at all57924.7
6) Not sure1476.3
Missing3133
Total2345100.0
257) MEMBERS AND ELDERS: How would you rate your pastor in each of the following areas? (Again, if your congregation has more than one pastor, answer in terms of the senior pastor.) PASTORS AND OTHER CLERGY: Please rate your seminary in terms of how good a job you think it did in preparing you for the ministry in each of these areas. -- Preaching (RATEPRCH)
 TOTAL%
1) Excellent89237.8
2) Very good75331.9
3) Good46619.8
4) Fair1958.3
5) Not good at all391.7
6) Not sure140.6
Missing3119
Total2359100.0
258) MEMBERS AND ELDERS: How would you rate your pastor in each of the following areas? (Again, if your congregation has more than one pastor, answer in terms of the senior pastor.) PASTORS AND OTHER CLERGY: Please rate your seminary in terms of how good a job you think it did in preparing you for the ministry in each of these areas. -- Administration (RATEAMNS)
 TOTAL%
1) Excellent25710.9
2) Very good53422.7
3) Good58024.6
4) Fair57124.2
5) Not good at all33314.1
6) Not sure823.5
Missing3121
Total2357100.0
259) MEMBERS AND ELDERS: How would you rate your pastor in each of the following areas? (Again, if your congregation has more than one pastor, answer in terms of the senior pastor.) PASTORS AND OTHER CLERGY: Please rate your seminary in terms of how good a job you think it did in preparing you for the ministry in each of these areas. -- Financial management (RATEMNGE)
 TOTAL%
1) Excellent1867.9
2) Very good42017.9
3) Good47920.4
4) Fair49521.0
5) Not good at all62226.4
6) Not sure1506.4
Missing3126
Total2352100.0
260) MEMBERS AND ELDERS: How would you rate your pastor in each of the following areas? (Again, if your congregation has more than one pastor, answer in terms of the senior pastor.) PASTORS AND OTHER CLERGY: Please rate your seminary in terms of how good a job you think it did in preparing you for the ministry in each of these areas. -- Chairing meetings (RATEMTNG)
 TOTAL%
1) Excellent35415.0
2) Very good49821.1
3) Good47420.1
4) Fair42718.1
5) Not good at all49120.8
6) Not sure1114.7
Missing3123
Total2355100.0
261) MEMBERS AND ELDERS: How would you rate your pastor in each of the following areas? (Again, if your congregation has more than one pastor, answer in terms of the senior pastor.) PASTORS AND OTHER CLERGY: Please rate your seminary in terms of how good a job you think it did in preparing you for the ministry in each of these areas. -- General interpersonal skills (RATESKLL)
 TOTAL%
1) Excellent41117.5
2) Very good61726.3
3) Good60025.5
4) Fair43218.4
5) Not good at all24510.4
6) Not sure441.9
Missing3129
Total2349100.0
262) MEMBERS AND ELDERS: How would you rate your pastor in each of the following areas? (Again, if your congregation has more than one pastor, answer in terms of the senior pastor.) PASTORS AND OTHER CLERGY: Please rate your seminary in terms of how good a job you think it did in preparing you for the ministry in each of these areas. -- Leading people in spiritual development (RATEDVLP)
 TOTAL%
1) Excellent40417.1
2) Very good60225.5
3) Good52122.1
4) Fair45819.4
5) Not good at all32713.9
6) Not sure472.0
Missing3119
Total2359100.0
263) Listed below, in alphabetical order, are a number of sources of news and commentary. Please indicate the extent to which each source has had an impact on the impression you have of Presbyterian theological schools. -- Congregational newsletter (EDUCNEWS)
 TOTAL%
1) Very significant1034.4
2) Significant34715.0
3) Somewhat significant48721.0
4) Not at all significant138259.6
Missing3159
Total2319100.0
264) Listed below, in alphabetical order, are a number of sources of news and commentary. Please indicate the extent to which each source has had an impact on the impression you have of Presbyterian theological schools. -- Friend or relative (EDUCFRND)
 TOTAL%
1) Very significant32113.9
2) Significant66228.7
3) Somewhat significant53523.2
4) Not at all significant79234.3
Missing3168
Total2310100.0
265) Listed below, in alphabetical order, are a number of sources of news and commentary. Please indicate the extent to which each source has had an impact on the impression you have of Presbyterian theological schools. -- The Layman (EDUCLYMN)
 TOTAL%
1) Very significant1114.8
2) Significant25911.2
3) Somewhat significant42318.3
4) Not at all significant151665.7
Missing3169
Total2309100.0
266) Listed below, in alphabetical order, are a number of sources of news and commentary. Please indicate the extent to which each source has had an impact on the impression you have of Presbyterian theological schools. -- Monday Morning (EDUCMNDY)
 TOTAL%
1) Very significant1014.5
2) Significant41918.7
3) Somewhat significant58626.2
4) Not at all significant113150.6
Missing3241
Total2237100.0
267) Listed below, in alphabetical order, are a number of sources of news and commentary. Please indicate the extent to which each source has had an impact on the impression you have of Presbyterian theological schools. -- Pastor (EDUCPSTR)
 TOTAL%
1) Very significant60827.2
2) Significant85438.1
3) Somewhat significant42619.0
4) Not at all significant35115.7
Missing3239
Total2239100.0
268) Listed below, in alphabetical order, are a number of sources of news and commentary. Please indicate the extent to which each source has had an impact on the impression you have of Presbyterian theological schools. -- Presbyterian Outlook (EDUCOTLK)
 TOTAL%
1) Very significant2109.3
2) Significant59426.3
3) Somewhat significant51422.7
4) Not at all significant94241.7
Missing3218
Total2260100.0
269) Listed below, in alphabetical order, are a number of sources of news and commentary. Please indicate the extent to which each source has had an impact on the impression you have of Presbyterian theological schools. -- Presbyterians Today (EDUCTDAY)
 TOTAL%
1) Very significant1396.1
2) Significant50822.3
3) Somewhat significant64028.1
4) Not at all significant99343.6
Missing3198
Total2280100.0
270) Listed below, in alphabetical order, are a number of sources of news and commentary. Please indicate the extent to which each source has had an impact on the impression you have of Presbyterian theological schools. -- Presbytery publication (EDUCPUB)
 TOTAL%
1) Very significant934.1
2) Significant43519.2
3) Somewhat significant65728.9
4) Not at all significant108547.8
Missing3208
Total2270100.0
271) Listed below, in alphabetical order, are a number of sources of news and commentary. Please indicate the extent to which each source has had an impact on the impression you have of Presbyterian theological schools. -- Radio (EDUCRDIO)
 TOTAL%
1) Very significant221.0
2) Significant863.7
3) Somewhat significant2028.8
4) Not at all significant199286.5
Missing3176
Total2302100.0
272) Listed below, in alphabetical order, are a number of sources of news and commentary. Please indicate the extent to which each source has had an impact on the impression you have of Presbyterian theological schools. -- Secular newspaper (EDUCSCLR)
 TOTAL%
1) Very significant120.5
2) Significant1245.4
3) Somewhat significant37416.3
4) Not at all significant178177.7
Missing3187
Total2291100.0
273) Listed below, in alphabetical order, are a number of sources of news and commentary. Please indicate the extent to which each source has had an impact on the impression you have of Presbyterian theological schools. -- Secular magazine (EDUCSMAG)
 TOTAL%
1) Very significant130.6
2) Significant1155.1
3) Somewhat significant31113.9
4) Not at all significant180680.4
Missing3233
Total2245100.0
274) Listed below, in alphabetical order, are a number of sources of news and commentary. Please indicate the extent to which each source has had an impact on the impression you have of Presbyterian theological schools. -- Seminary publication (EDUCSMIN)
 TOTAL%
1) Very significant30713.5
2) Significant60126.4
3) Somewhat significant48721.4
4) Not at all significant88338.8
Missing3200
Total2278100.0
275) Listed below, in alphabetical order, are a number of sources of news and commentary. Please indicate the extent to which each source has had an impact on the impression you have of Presbyterian theological schools. -- Synod publication (EDUCSYND)
 TOTAL%
1) Very significant492.1
2) Significant29212.8
3) Somewhat significant56024.6
4) Not at all significant138060.5
Missing3197
Total2281100.0
276) Listed below, in alphabetical order, are a number of sources of news and commentary. Please indicate the extent to which each source has had an impact on the impression you have of Presbyterian theological schools. -- Television (EDUCTELE)
 TOTAL%
1) Very significant200.9
2) Significant954.3
3) Somewhat significant23110.4
4) Not at all significant186884.4
Missing3264
Total2214100.0
277) Listed below, in alphabetical order, are a number of sources of news and commentary. Please indicate the extent to which each source has had an impact on the impression you have of Presbyterian theological schools. -- Other (EDUCOTHR)
 TOTAL%
0) None written in231293.2
1) Other written in1686.8
Missing2998
Total2480100.0
278) Which of the following terms best describes your current stand on theological issues? (STNDTHEO)
 TOTAL%
1) Very conservative994.1
2) Conservative68028.2
3) Moderate111846.3
4) Liberal42517.6
5) Very liberal923.8
Missing3064
Total2414100.0
279) 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. (DIFFRLGN)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree1114.5
2) Agree43017.5
3) Neither agree nor disagree38515.7
4) Disagree95038.7
5) Strongly disagree58123.6
Missing3021
Total2457100.0
280) 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. (GODSTRTH)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree28811.9
2) Agree100741.4
3) Neither agree nor disagree66927.5
4) Disagree38715.9
5) Strongly disagree793.3
Missing3048
Total2430100.0
281) Please indicate the strength of your agreement or disagreement with each of the following statements -- The only absolute truth for humankind is Jesus Christ. (TRTHJSUS)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree103242.2
2) Agree72929.8
3) Neither agree nor disagree33613.8
4) Disagree28711.7
5) Strongly disagree592.4
Missing3035
Total2443100.0
282) 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. (GOODTRUE)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree522.1
2) Agree28511.6
3) Neither agree nor disagree50420.6
4) Disagree101041.3
5) Strongly disagree59624.4
Missing3031
Total2447100.0
283) 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. (JSUSSAVE)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree39916.4
2) Agree47119.3
3) Neither agree nor disagree53421.9
4) Disagree73830.2
5) Strongly disagree29812.2
Missing3038
Total2440100.0
284) 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. (NEXTLIFE)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree1666.8
2) Agree40616.6
3) Neither agree nor disagree46919.2
4) Disagree99640.7
5) Strongly disagree41216.8
Missing3029
Total2449100.0
285) 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. (THISLIFE)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree41817.1
2) Agree108944.5
3) Neither agree nor disagree38815.9
4) Disagree44818.3
5) Strongly disagree1024.2
Missing3033
Total2445100.0
286) 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. (DUNEJDGM)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree40616.6
2) Agree104942.9
3) Neither agree nor disagree56022.9
4) Disagree31712.9
5) Strongly disagree1164.7
Missing3030
Total2448100.0
287) 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. (THNKRLGN)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree723.0
2) Agree48619.9
3) Neither agree nor disagree55222.6
4) Disagree103642.5
5) Strongly disagree29412.0
Missing3038
Total2440100.0
288) 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. (TRTHWOCH)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree431.8
2) Agree49320.1
3) Neither agree nor disagree38015.5
4) Disagree108744.4
5) Strongly disagree44518.2
Missing3030
Total2448100.0
289) Please indicate the strength of your agreement or disagreement with each of the following statements -- Religious ideas should be the results of the individual's search, without regard to any churches or church teachings. (ONESERCH)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree381.6
2) Agree1978.4
3) Neither agree nor disagree33214.2
4) Disagree133357.0
5) Strongly disagree43718.7
Missing3141
Total2337100.0
290) 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. (MNSTCHNG)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree492.1
2) Agree42418.2
3) Neither agree nor disagree88738.1
4) Disagree81835.1
5) Strongly disagree1506.4
Missing3150
Total2328100.0
291) 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 (CHRTCHNG)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree502.2
2) Agree38816.8
3) Neither agree nor disagree75032.4
4) Disagree91439.5
5) Strongly disagree2139.2
Missing3163
Total2315100.0
292) How often in the last year have you had each of the following experiences? -- Felt the presence of God (PRESFGOD)
 TOTAL%
1) Never994.2
2) Once or twice26511.3
3) Several times69629.6
4) Frequently111847.6
5) Not sure1717.3
Missing3129
Total2349100.0
293) How often in the last year have you had each of the following experiences? -- Prayed or spoken in tongues (SPKTNGUE)
 TOTAL%
1) Never160069.1
2) Once or twice532.3
3) Several times1104.7
4) Frequently48220.8
5) Not sure713.1
Missing3162
Total2316100.0
294) How often do you attend your congregation's Sunday worship services? (SNDYSRVS)
 TOTAL%
1) Never140.6
2) Less than once a year70.3
3) About once or twice a year100.4
4) Several times a year482.0
5) About once a month873.7
6) 2-3 times a year110.5
7) Nearly every week97641.5
8) Every week119650.9
Missing3129
Total2349100.0
295) Do you regularly participate in any volunteer activities for your congregation or for your community? That is, do you do work to help others for which you receive no pay? -- Do you do volunteer work for your congregation? (VLNTRCNG)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes193284.8
2) No34715.2
Missing3199
Total2279100.0
296) Do you regularly participate in any volunteer activities for your congregation or for your community? That is, do you do work to help others for which you receive no pay? -- Do you do volunteer work for your community? (VLNTRCOM)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes175676.1
2) No55123.9
Missing3171
Total2307100.0
297) Do you regularly participate in any volunteer activities for your congregation or for your community? That is, do you do work to help others for which you receive no pay? -- Do you do community service volunteer work for your congregation? (SRVCCNGR)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes122654.3
2) No103045.7
Missing3222
Total2256100.0
298) Would you like to receive the remaining two Panel Summaries, that is, the Summary for this survey and for the one you completed in August 1996 on evangelism? (RCV2SMRY)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes195482.9
2) No40217.1
Missing3122
Total2356100.0
299) Sub-sample population (S12SAMPL)
 TOTAL%
1) Members61624.8
2) Elders66826.9
3) Pastors78031.5
4) Specialized Clergy41616.8
Missing2998
Total2480100.0
300) 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
301) 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
302) Generally speaking, do you think of yourself as a Democrat, Independent, Republican, or other? (POLPARTY) (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
303) 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
304) What is your sex? (for use with on-line analysis) (I-SEX)
 TOTAL%
1) Female137139.1
2) Male213260.9
Missing1975
Total3503100.0

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