ABC News Beliefnet Poll, 2001

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All frequencies are raw numbers (no weights used).
1) Response Id (RESPONSE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL10226876.6183841
2) Sometimes fertility clinics produce extra fertilized eggs, also called embryos, that are not implanted in a woman's womb. These extra embryos either are discarded, or couples can donate them for use in medical research called stem-cell research. Some people (support stem-cell research, saying it's an important way to find treatments for many diseases). Other people (oppose stem-cell research, saying it's wrong to use any human embryos for research purposes). What about you - do you support or oppose stem-cell research? (STEMCELL)
TOTAL%
1) Support58858.9
2) Oppose29229.3
8) DK/No opinion11811.8
Missing24 
TOTAL998100.0
3) The federal government provides funding to support a variety of medical research. Do you think federal funding for medical research should or should not include funding for stem-cell research? (FUNDSTEM)
TOTAL%
1) SHOULD include funding for stem-cell research60159.7
2) SHOULD NOT include funding for stem-cell research31231.0
8) DK/No opinion949.3
Missing15 
TOTAL1007100.0
4) What's had the most influence on your opinion on the issue of stem-cell research - (the opinions of your family and friends), (things you've seen or read in the news), (your education), (your personal experience), (your religious beliefs), your personal non-religious beliefs, or something else? (OPINSTEM)
TOTAL%
1) Opinions of family/friends373.7
2) Things you've seen/read in news22121.9
3) Education16316.1
4) Personal experience696.8
5) Religious beliefs17116.9
6) Personal non-religious beliefs16216.0
7) Something else12812.7
8) DK/No opinion595.8
Missing12 
TOTAL1010100.0
5) On another subject, do you think abortion should be legal in all cases, legal in most cases, illegal in most cases or illegal in all cases? (ABORTION)
TOTAL%
1) Legal, All Cases24025.0
2) Legal, Most Cases30631.8
3) ILLEGAL, Most Cases23424.3
4) ILLEGAL, All Cases18118.8
Missing61 
TOTAL961100.0
6) What's had the most influence on your opinion on the issue of abortion - (the opinions of your family and friends), (things you've seen or read in the news), (your education), (your personal experience), (your religious beliefs), your personal non-religious beliefs, or something else? (OPINABOR)
TOTAL%
1) Opinions of family/friends313.1
2) Things you've seen/read in news626.2
3) Education17016.9
4) Personal experience10210.2
5) Religious beliefs26025.9
6) Personal non-religious beliefs27427.3
7) Something else10510.5
Missing18 
TOTAL1004100.0
7) Generally speaking, do you usually think of yourself as: (POLPARTY)
TOTAL%
1) A Democrat35535.4
2) A Republican27627.5
3) An Independent30130.0
4) Or what?707.0
Missing20 
TOTAL1002100.0
8) Would you say your views on most political matters are liberal, moderate, or conservative? (IDEOLOGY)
TOTAL%
1) Liberal23923.4
2) Moderate39939.0
3) Conservative31230.5
4) (VOL) Don't think in those terms191.9
8) DK/No opinion535.2
TOTAL1022100.0
9) What, if anything, is your religion? (IF NECESSARY: Whatever you consider yourself.) (RELIGION)
TOTAL%
1) Agnostic181.8
2) Assembly of God50.5
3) Atheist101.0
4) Baptist/Southern Baptist14614.8
5) Catholic/Roman Catholic21521.8
6) Christian (Protestant denomination)11711.9
7) Christian (Non-Protestant denomination)535.4
8) Christian Scientist20.2
9) Charismatic10.1
10) Church of Christ40.4
12) Congregational20.2
13) Episcopalian101.0
14) Jehovah's Witness50.5
15) Jewish121.2
16) Lutheran414.2
17) Methodist/African Methodist/United Methodist646.5
18) Mormon80.8
19) Muslim20.2
20) Orthodox/Greek Orthodox/Russian Orthodox30.3
21) Other (Specify Protestant or Non-Protestant)292.9
22) Pentecostal171.7
23) Presbyterian252.5
24) Protestant767.7
25) Reformed10.1
26) Seventh-day Adventist70.7
27) Unitarian30.3
28) United Church of Christ30.3
29) None10510.7
Missing38 
TOTAL984100.0
10) IF YOU ARE A CHRISTIAN, Would you consider yourself a born-again or evangelical Christian, or not? (EVANGEL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes27538.2
2) No44461.8
Missing303 
TOTAL719100.0
11) Gender (GENDER)
TOTAL%
1) Male50749.6
2) Female51550.4
TOTAL1022100.0
12) Region (REGION)
TOTAL%
1) Northeast19419.0
2) Midwest23923.4
3) South36335.5
4) West22622.1
TOTAL1022100.0
13) Age (AGE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL100147.5717
14) Work Status (WORK)
TOTAL%
1) Employed part time12412.2
2) Employed full time53953.2
3) Unemployed232.3
4) Laid off30.3
5) Retired24924.6
6) Full-time homemaker252.5
7) Student141.4
8) Unemployed due to disability363.6
Missing9 
TOTAL1013100.0
15) Marital Status (MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Married47746.9
2) Separated272.7
3) Divorced16316.0
4) Widowed12111.9
5) Never married22922.5
Missing5 
TOTAL1017100.0
16) Education (EDUC)
TOTAL%
1) Eighth grade or less161.6
2) Some high school686.7
3) Graduated high school29428.8
4) Trade or technical school313.0
5) Some college25224.7
6) Graduated college24924.4
7) Postgraduate11010.8
Missing2 
TOTAL1020100.0
17) Race (RACE)
TOTAL%
1) White79980.1
2) Black or African-American919.1
3) White Hispanic343.4
4) Black Hispanic50.5
5) Hispanic (no race)80.8
6) Other race505.0
7) Asian111.1
Missing24 
TOTAL998100.0
18) Income 1 (INCOME1)
TOTAL%
1) Under $25,00020921.8
2) $25,000 or more73777.0
3) Don't know111.1
Missing65 
TOTAL957100.0
19) Income2 (INCOME2)
TOTAL%
1) Less than $12,0005426.3
2) $12,000 but less than $15,0004220.5
3) $15,000 but less than $20,0004120.0
4) $20,000 but less than $25,0005928.8
8) Less than $25,000, unspecified94.4
Missing817 
TOTAL205100.0
20) Income3 (INCOME3)
TOTAL%
1) $25,000 but less than $30,0007310.4
2) $30,000 but less than $35,0007811.1
3) $35,000 but less than $50,00016223.0
4) $50,000 but less than $75,00016423.3
5) $75,000 but less than $100,00014620.7
6) $100,000 but less than $250,000618.7
8) More than $25,000, unspecified202.8
Missing318 
TOTAL704100.0
21) State (STATE)
TOTAL%
1) AL111.1
3) AR181.8
4) AZ141.4
5) CA11010.8
6) CO171.7
7) CT151.5
9) DC20.2
10) FL474.6
11) GA151.5
13) ID70.7
14) IL272.6
15) IN272.6
16) IA141.4
17) KS101.0
18) KY202.0
19) LA151.5
20) ME101.0
21) MD191.9
22) MA151.5
23) MI373.6
24) MN131.3
25) MS90.9
26) MO202.0
27) MT50.5
28) NE90.9
29) NV50.5
30) NH40.4
31) NJ161.6
32) NM70.7
33) NY686.7
34) NC403.9
35) ND40.4
36) OH504.9
37) OK252.4
38) OR242.3
39) PA595.8
40) RI50.5
41) SC212.1
42) SD20.2
43) TN222.2
44) TX565.5
45) UT60.6
46) VT20.2
47) VA292.8
48) WA272.6
49) WV141.4
50) WI262.5
51) WY40.4
TOTAL1022100.0
22) Weight (WEIGHT)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL102211
23) Age Breakdown (AGEBREAK)
TOTAL%
1) 18-3020920.9
2) 31-4424924.9
3) 45-6029329.3
4) 61+25025.0
Missing21 
TOTAL1001100.0
24) Education Breakdown (EDUBREAK)
TOTAL%
1) Less than high school848.2
2) Graduated high school29428.8
3) Some college +64262.9
Missing2 
TOTAL1020100.0
25) Religious Group (RELGROUP)
TOTAL%
1) Protestant51952.7
2) Catholic21521.8
3) Other Christian717.2
4) Non-Christian464.7
5) None13313.5
Missing38 
TOTAL984100.0
26) I-RACE: Race (recoded for on-line analysis). (I-RACE)
TOTAL%
0) White79980.1
1) Black919.1
2) Hispanic474.7
3) Asian111.1
4) Other505.0
Missing24 
TOTAL998100.0
27) I-EDUC: Education (recoded for use with on-line analysis). (I-EDUC)
TOTAL%
0) Less HS848.2
1) Grad HS29428.8
2) Some coll28327.7
3) Grad coll24924.4
4) Postgrad11010.8
Missing2 
TOTAL1020100.0
28) I-INCOME1: Income 1 (for use with on-line analysis). (I-INCOME1)
TOTAL%
1) Under $25,00020921.8
2) $25,000 or more73777.0
3) Don't know111.1
Missing65 
TOTAL957100.0
29) I-MARITAL: Marital Status (for use with on-line analysis). (I-MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Married47746.9
2) Separated272.7
3) Divorced16316.0
4) Widowed12111.9
5) Never married22922.5
Missing5 
TOTAL1017100.0
30) I-REGION: Region (for use with on-line analysis). (I-REGION)
TOTAL%
1) Northeast19419.0
2) Midwest23923.4
3) South36335.5
4) West22622.1
TOTAL1022100.0
31) I-AGE: Age (recoded for use with on-line analysis). (I-AGE)
TOTAL%
0) 18-3020920.9
1) 31-4526126.1
2) 46-6433833.8
3) 65+19319.3
Missing21 
TOTAL1001100.0
32) I-GENDER: Gender (for use with on-line analysis). (I-GENDER)
TOTAL%
1) Male50749.6
2) Female51550.4
TOTAL1022100.0
33) I-POLPARTY: Generally speaking, do you usually think of yourself as: (for use with on-line analysis). (I-POLPARTY)
TOTAL%
1) A Democrat35535.4
2) A Republican27627.5
3) An Independent30130.0
4) Or what?707.0
Missing20 
TOTAL1002100.0
34) I-RELGROUP: Religious Group (for use with on-line analysis). (I-RELGROUP)
TOTAL%
1) Protestant51952.7
2) Catholic21521.8
3) Other Christian717.2
4) Non-Christian464.7
5) None13313.5
Missing38 
TOTAL984100.0