ABC News Church Scandal Poll, 2002

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All frequencies weighted by 126) WEIGHT;
(The number of missing cases reported in the codebook are unweighted)
1) Respondent number (RESPNO)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL12071731.171121.41
2) Date of Survey (DATE8)
TOTAL%
12) December 12, 200250742
13) December 13, 200217914.8
14) December 14, 200221117.5
15) December 15, 200231125.7
TOTAL1208100.0
3) Full Fips Code (FIPS)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL120729170.7315831.35
4) Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL12073504.772887.38
5) Census Division (CENSDIV)
TOTAL%
1) New England554.5
2) Middle Atlantic16613.7
3) East North Central18815.6
4) West North Central1058.7
5) South Atlantic22718.8
6) East South Central857
7) West South Central13711.3
8) Mountain726
9) Pacific17414.4
TOTAL1209100.0
6) Region (REG4)
TOTAL%
1) East (Census Division 1,2)22018.2
2) Midwest (Census Division 3,4)29424.3
3) South (Census Division 5,6,7)44837.1
4) West (Census Division 8,9)24620.4
TOTAL1208100.0
7) Designated Market Area - three-digit code (DMA)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL1207620.01110.13
8) ABC State (ABCNUM)
TOTAL%
1) Alabama181.5
3) Arizona171.4
4) Arkansas121
5) California12410.3
6) Colorado221.8
7) Connecticut141.2
8) Delaware3.2
9) District of Columbia2.2
10) Florida564.6
11) Georgia302.5
13) Idaho3.2
14) Illinois534.4
15) Indiana272.2
16) Iowa141.2
17) Kansas161.3
18) Kentucky231.9
19) Louisiana131.1
20) Maine141.2
21) Maryland191.6
22) Massachusetts171.4
23) Michigan373.1
24) Minnesota252.1
25) Mississippi121
26) Missouri332.7
27) Montana5.4
28) Nebraska10.8
29) Nevada6.5
30) New Hampshire5.4
31) New Jersey252.1
32) New Mexico8.7
33) New York806.6
34) North Carolina544.5
35) North Dakota4.3
36) Ohio463.8
37) Oklahoma9.7
38) Oregon171.4
39) Pennsylvania615.1
40) Rhode Island4.3
41) South Carolina151.2
42) South Dakota3.2
43) Tennessee322.7
44) Texas1038.5
45) Utah8.7
46) Vermont1.1
47) Virginia373.1
48) Washington332.7
49) West Virginia11.9
50) Wisconsin242
51) Wyoming1.1
TOTAL1206100.0
9) Time zone (TZONE)
TOTAL%
1) Eastern58648.6
2) Central37330.9
3) Mountain685.6
4) Pacific18014.9
TOTAL1207100.0
10) Metro Status Code - related to MSA, Metropolitan Statistical Area, used by the Census (METSTAT)
TOTAL%
1) In the center city of an MSA39332.5
2) Outside the center city of an MSA, but inside the county containing the center city22418.5
3) Inside a suburban county of the MSA27122.4
4) In an MSA that has no center city534.4
5) Not in an MSA26722.1
TOTAL1208100.0
11) Number of times Interviewer tried to call (TIMES)
TOTAL%
1) One time53144
2) Two times25521.1
3) Three times15813.1
4) Four times1008.3
5) Five times816.7
6) Six times484
7) Seven times191.6
8) Eight times10.8
9) Nine times5.4
TOTAL1207100.0
12) Do you approve or disapprove of the way George W. Bush is handling his job as president? [INTERVIEWER NOTE: Get answer and then ask:] Do you approve/disapprove STRONGLY or SOMEWHAT? (BUSH)
TOTAL%
1) Approve STRONGLY44937.5
2) Approve SOMEWHAT33828.2
3) Disapprove STRONGLY23619.7
4) Disapprove SOMEWHAT14712.3
8) DK/No opinion282.3
Missing8 
TOTAL1198100.0
13) Do you approve or disapprove of the way Bush is handling the economy? [NOTE: This question was asked to half of the sample; the same half was asked questions PECONOMY and TECONOMY.] (ECONOMY)
TOTAL%
1) Approve30450.3
2) Disapprove27345.2
8) DK/No opinion274.5
Missing611 
TOTAL604100.0
14) Do you approve or disapprove of the way Bush is handling the U.S. campaign against terrorism? [NOTE: This question was asked to half of the sample; the same half was asked questions PTERROR and TTERROR.] (TERROR)
TOTAL%
1) Approve47478.7
2) Disapprove12120.1
8) DK/No opinion71.2
Missing610 
TOTAL602100.0
15) Do you approve or disapprove of the way Bush is handling the situation with Iraq and Saddam Hussein? [NOTE: This question was asked to half of the sample; the same half was asked questions PIRAQ and TIRAQ] (IRAQ)
TOTAL%
1) Approve34657.4
2) Disapprove22537.3
8) DK/No opinion325.3
Missing612 
TOTAL603100.0
16) Do you approve or disapprove of the way Bush is handling education? [NOTE: This question was asked to half of the sample; the same half was asked questions PEDUCATN and TEDUCATN.] (EDUCATN)
TOTAL%
1) Approve37161.7
2) Disapprove18230.3
8) DK/No opinion488
Missing613 
TOTAL601100.0
17) Do you approve or disapprove of the way Bush is handling Social Security? [NOTE: This question was asked to half of the sample; the same half was asked questions PSOCSEC and TSOCSEC.] (SOCSEC)
TOTAL%
1) Approve29549
2) Disapprove22737.7
8) DK/No opinion8013.3
Missing614 
TOTAL602100.0
18) Do you approve or disapprove of the way Bush is handling the cost of prescription drugs? [NOTE: This question was asked to half of the sample; the same half was asked questions PPRESDRG and TPRESDRG.] (PRESDRUG)
TOTAL%
1) Approve17329
2) Disapprove34257.4
8) DK/No opinion8113.6
Missing607 
TOTAL596100.0
19) Do you approve or disapprove of the way Bush is handling the environment? [NOTE: This question was asked to half of the sample; the same half was asked questions PENVIRON and TENVIRON.] (ENVIRON)
TOTAL%
1) Approve29649.9
2) Disapprove23539.6
8) DK/No opinion6210.5
Missing605 
TOTAL593100.0
20) Do you approve or disapprove of the way Bush is handling the cost, availability and coverage of health insurance? [NOTE: This question was asked to half of the sample; the same half was asked questions PHTHINS and THTHINS.] (HTHINS)
TOTAL%
1) Approve19532.8
2) Disapprove34357.7
8) DK/No opinion569.4
Missing609 
TOTAL594100.0
21) Do you approve or disapprove of the way Bush is handling homeland security? [NOTE: This question was asked to half of the sample; the same half was asked questions PHOMELND and THOMELND.] (HOMELAND)
TOTAL%
1) Approve39866.9
2) Disapprove16527.7
8) DK/No opinion325.4
Missing602 
TOTAL595100.0
22) Do you approve or disapprove of the way Bush is handling taxes? [NOTE: This question was asked to half of the sample; the same half was asked questions PTAXES and PTAXES.] (TAXES)
TOTAL%
1) Approve30751.5
2) Disapprove26043.6
8) DK/No opinion294.9
Missing606 
TOTAL596100.0
23) For each issue I name, please tell me what kind of priority you think Bush and the Congress should give it - the highest priority, a high priority but not the highest, a middle priority, or a lower priority. The first is the economy. Should this be the highest priority, a high priority but not the highest, a middle priority, or a lower priority? [NOTE: This question was asked to half of the sample; the same half was asked questions ECONOMY and TECONOMY.] (PECONOMY)
TOTAL%
1) The highest priority25141.5
2) High priority but not the highest26443.6
3) Middle priority6911.4
4) Lower priority152.5
5) (VOL) No priority2.3
8) DK/No opinion4.7
Missing609 
TOTAL605100.0
24) For each issue I name, please tell me what kind of priority you think Bush and the Congress should give it - the highest priority, a high priority but not the highest, a middle priority, or a lower priority. The next is the U.S. campaign against terrorism. Should this be the highest priority, a high priority but not the highest, a middle priority, or a lower priority? [NOTE: This question was asked to half of the sample; the same half was asked questions TERROR and TTERROR.] (PTERROR)
TOTAL%
1) The highest priority29248.3
2) High priority but not the highest21134.9
3) Middle priority7312.1
4) Lower priority193.1
5) (VOL) No priority1.2
8) DK/No opinion91.5
Missing609 
TOTAL605100.0
25) For each issue I name, please tell me what kind of priority you think Bush and the Congress should give it - the highest priority, a high priority but not the highest, a middle priority, or a lower priority. The next is the situation with Iraq and Saddam Hussein. Should this be the highest priority, a high priority but not the highest, a middle priority, or a lower priority? [NOTE: This question was asked to half of the sample; the same half was asked questions IRAQ and TIRAQ.] (PIRAQ)
TOTAL%
1) The highest priority23939.4
2) High priority but not the highest21435.3
3) Middle priority9916.3
4) Lower priority508.3
5) (VOL) No priority3.5
8) DK/No opinion1.2
Missing609 
TOTAL606100.0
26) For each issue I name, please tell me what kind of priority you think Bush and the Congress should give it - the highest priority, a high priority but not the highest, a middle priority, or a lower priority. The next is the situation with education. Should this be the highest priority, a high priority but not the highest, a middle priority, or a lower priority? [NOTE: This question was asked to half of the sample; the same half was asked questions EDUCATN and TEDUCATN.] (PEDUCATN)
TOTAL%
1) The highest priority20634
2) High priority but not the highest27345
3) Middle priority10717.7
4) Lower priority172.8
8) DK/No opinion3.5
Missing609 
TOTAL606100.0
27) For each issue I name, please tell me what kind of priority you think Bush and the Congress should give it - the highest priority, a high priority but not the highest, a middle priority, or a lower priority. The next is the situation with Social Security. Should this be the highest priority, a high priority but not the highest, a middle priority, or a lower priority? [NOTE: This question was asked to half of the sample; the same half was asked questions SOCSEC and TSOCSEC.] (PSOCSEC)
TOTAL%
1) The highest priority15926.2
2) High priority but not the highest24540.4
3) Middle priority16927.9
4) Lower priority284.6
5) (VOL) No priority2.3
8) DK/No opinion3.5
Missing609 
TOTAL606100.0
28) For each issue I name, please tell me what kind of priority you think Bush and the Congress should give it - the highest priority, a high priority but not the highest, a middle priority, or a lower priority. The next is the situation with the cost of prescription drugs. Should this be the highest priority, a high priority but not the highest, a middle priority, or a lower priority? [NOTE: This question was asked to half of the sample; the same half was asked questions PRESDRUG and TPRESDRG.] (PPRESDRG)
TOTAL%
1) The highest priority12320.4
2) High priority but not the highest22537.4
3) Middle priority17729.4
4) Lower priority7111.8
5) (VOL) No priority1.2
8) DK/No opinion5.8
Missing600 
TOTAL602100.0
29) For each issue I name, please tell me what kind of priority you think Bush and the Congress should give it - the highest priority, a high priority but not the highest, a middle priority, or a lower priority. The next is the situation with the environment. Should this be the highest priority, a high priority but not the highest, a middle priority, or a lower priority? [NOTE: This question was asked to half of the sample; the same half was asked questions ENVIRON and TENVIRON.] (PENVIRON)
TOTAL%
1) The highest priority10617.6
2) High priority but not the highest21135
3) Middle priority20634.2
4) Lower priority7312.1
8) DK/No opinion71.2
Missing599 
TOTAL603100.0
30) For each issue I name, please tell me what kind of priority you think Bush and the Congress should give it - the highest priority, a high priority but not the highest, a middle priority, or a lower priority. The next is the situation with the cost, availability and coverage of health insurance. Should this be the highest priority, a high priority but not the highest, a middle priority, or a lower priority? [NOTE: This question was asked to half of the sample; the same half was asked questions HTHINS and THTHINS.] (PHTHINS)
TOTAL%
1) The highest priority16727.7
2) High priority but not the highest26544
3) Middle priority12821.3
4) Lower priority366
8) DK/No opinion61
Missing599 
TOTAL602100.0
31) For each issue I name, please tell me what kind of priority you think Bush and the Congress should give it - the highest priority, a high priority but not the highest, a middle priority, or a lower priority. The next is the situation with homeland security. Should this be the highest priority, a high priority but not the highest, a middle priority, or a lower priority? [NOTE: This question was asked to half of the sample; the same half was asked questions HOMELAND and THOMELND.] (PHOMELND)
TOTAL%
1) The highest priority29348.8
2) High priority but not the highest20333.8
3) Middle priority6911.5
4) Lower priority305
5) (VOL) No priority3.5
8) DK/No opinion2.3
Missing601 
TOTAL600100.0
32) For each issue I name, please tell me what kind of priority you think Bush and the Congress should give it - the highest priority, a high priority but not the highest, a middle priority, or a lower priority. The next is the situation with taxes. Should this be the highest priority, a high priority but not the highest, a middle priority, or a lower priority? [NOTE: This question was asked to half of the sample; the same half was asked questions TAXES and TTAXES.] (PTAXES)
TOTAL%
1) The highest priority11418.9
2) High priority but not the highest21235.2
3) Middle priority21034.9
4) Lower priority599.8
5) (VOL) No priority3.5
8) DK/No opinion4.7
Missing599 
TOTAL602100.0
33) Would you describe the state of the nation's economy these days as excellent, good, not so good or poor? (ECON)
TOTAL%
1) Excellent181.5
2) Good39833
3) Not so good52643.6
4) Poor25821.4
8) DK/No opinion6.5
Missing1 
TOTAL1206100.0
34) Overall, which party, the (Democrats) or the (Republicans), do you trust to do a better job in coping with the main problems the nation faces over the next few years? [INTERVIEWER NOTE: Rotate items in parentheses]. (PARTY)
TOTAL%
1) Democrats48940.7
2) Republicans53644.6
3) (VOL) Neither12810.7
4) (VOL) Both191.6
8) DK/No opinion292.4
Missing9 
TOTAL1201100.0
35) Which political party, the (Democrats) or the (Republicans), do you trust to do a better job handling the economy? [NOTE: This question was asked to half of the sample; the same half was asked questions ECONOMY and PECONOMY.] (TECONOMY)
TOTAL%
1) Democrats26543.9
2) Republicans27445.4
3) (VOL) Neither376.1
4) (VOL) Both203.3
8) DK/No opinion81.3
Missing610 
TOTAL604100.0
36) Which political party, the (Democrats) or the (Republicans), do you trust to do a better job handling the U.S. campaign against terrorism? [NOTE: This question was asked to half of the sample; the same half was asked questions TERROR and PTERROR.] (TTERROR)
TOTAL%
1) Democrats15225.2
2) Republicans37261.6
3) (VOL) Neither386.3
4) (VOL) Both305
8) DK/No opinion122
Missing611 
TOTAL604100.0
37) Which political party, the (Democrats) or the (Republicans), do you trust to do a better job handling the situation with Iraq and Saddam Hussein? [NOTE: This question was asked to half of the sample; the same half was asked questions IRAQ and PIRAQ.] (TIRAQ)
TOTAL%
1) Democrats18230.1
2) Republicans34056.3
3) (VOL) Neither427
4) (VOL) Both223.6
8) DK/No opinion183
Missing610 
TOTAL604100.0
38) Which political party, the (Democrats) or the (Republicans), do you trust to do a better job handling education? [NOTE: This question was asked to half of the sample; the same half was asked questions EDUCATN and PEDUCATN.] (TEDUCATN)
TOTAL%
1) Democrats29649.1
2) Republicans24240.1
3) (VOL) Neither325.3
4) (VOL) Both213.5
8) DK/No opinion122
Missing612 
TOTAL603100.0
39) Which political party, the (Democrats) or the (Republicans), do you trust to do a better job handling Social Security? [NOTE: This question was asked to half of the sample; the same half was asked questions SOCSEC and PSOCSEC.] (TSOCSEC)
TOTAL%
1) Democrats32353.6
2) Republicans20834.5
3) (VOL) Neither386.3
4) (VOL) Both172.8
8) DK/No opinion172.8
Missing611 
TOTAL603100.0
40) Which political party, the (Democrats) or the (Republicans), do you trust to do a better job handling the cost of prescription drugs? [NOTE: This question was asked to half of the sample; the same half was asked questions PRESDRUG and PPRESDRG.] (TPRESDRG)
TOTAL%
1) Democrats32353.9
2) Republicans19432.4
3) (VOL) Neither406.7
4) (VOL) Both172.8
8) DK/No opinion254.2
Missing602 
TOTAL599100.0
41) Which political party, the (Democrats) or the (Republicans), do you trust to do a better job handling the environment? [NOTE: This question was asked to half of the sample; the same half was asked questions ENVIRON and PENVIRON.] (TENVIRON)
TOTAL%
1) Democrats32253.7
2) Republicans19833
3) (VOL) Neither376.2
4) (VOL) Both193.2
8) DK/No opinion244
Missing602 
TOTAL600100.0
42) Which political party, the (Democrats) or the (Republicans), do you trust to do a better job handling the cost, availability and coverage of health insurance? [NOTE: This question was asked to half of the sample; the same half was asked questions THTHINS and PTHTHINS.] (THTHINS)
TOTAL%
1) Democrats31853.1
2) Republicans20033.4
3) (VOL) Neither416.8
4) (VOL) Both162.7
8) DK/No opinion244
Missing602 
TOTAL599100.0
43) Which political party, the (Democrats) or the (Republicans), do you trust to do a better job handling homeland security? [NOTE: This question was asked to half of the sample; the same half was asked questions HOMELAND and PHOMELND.] (THOMELND)
TOTAL%
1) Democrats18430.7
2) Republicans34757.8
3) (VOL) Neither335.5
4) (VOL) Both152.5
8) DK/No opinion213.5
Missing602 
TOTAL600100.0
44) Which political party, the (Democrats) or the (Republicans), do you trust to do a better job handling taxes? [NOTE: This question was asked to half of the sample; the same half was asked questions TAXES and PTAXES.] (TTAXES)
TOTAL%
1) Democrats27846.3
2) Republicans26443.9
3) (VOL) Neither355.8
4) (VOL) Both101.7
8) DK/No opinion142.3
Missing601 
TOTAL601100.0
45) Do you have a favorable or unfavorable impression of the Republican Party? (IMPRREP)
TOTAL%
1) Favorable67956.6
2) Unfavorable45537.9
8) DK/No opinion655.4
Missing11 
TOTAL1199100.0
46) Do you have a favorable or unfavorable impression of the Democratic Party? (IMPRDEM)
TOTAL%
1) Favorable67356.4
2) Unfavorable44537.3
8) DK/No opinion766.4
Missing18 
TOTAL1194100.0
47) With control of Congress and the presidency, do you think the Republicans should work mainly to (carry out their agenda), or should work mainly to (compromise with the Democrats)? [INTERVIEWER NOTE: Rotate order of items in parentheses]. (REPCONTR)
TOTAL%
1) Carry out their agenda42335.3
2) Compromise with the Democrats74662.3
8) DK/No opinion282.3
Missing10 
TOTAL1197100.0
48) Do you have a favorable or unfavorable impression of George W. Bush? (BUSHOPIN)
TOTAL%
1) Favorable79165.8
2) Unfavorable38131.7
8) DK/No opinion302.5
Missing3 
TOTAL1202100.0
49) If BUSHOPIN is "favorable," why do you feel that way - what's the main reason? (BUSHFAV1)
TOTAL%
1) Doing a good job as president/satisfied with job32641.3
2) Approve of handling war on terrorism or 9/1112816.2
3) Approve of handling Iraq/Saddam Hussein182.3
4) Good values/moral/honest/good character13917.6
5) Like his personal approach/style/like him as a person607.6
6) Strong leader557
7) Knowledgeable6.8
8) Approve of policies/foreign and/or domestic policies212.7
9) Conservative4.5
10) Other (SPECIFY)141.8
99) DK/No opinion192.4
Missing417 
TOTAL790100.0
50) If BUSHOPIN is "favorable," why do you feel that way - [what's the main reason?] (GET ANSWER, THEN ASK) Any other reason? (ACCEPT UP TO TWO). (BUSHFAV2)
TOTAL%
2) Approve of handling war on terrorism or 9/112410.3
3) Approve of handling Iraq/Saddam Hussein2812
4) Good values/moral/honest/good character3314.2
5) Like his personal approach/style/like him as a person3916.7
6) Strong leader5824.9
7) Knowledgeable93.9
8) Approve of policies/foreign and/or domestic policies3715.9
9) Conservative41.7
10) Other (SPECIFY)1.4
Missing953 
TOTAL233100.0
51) If BUSTOPIN is "unfavorable," why do you feel that way - what's the main reason? (BUSHUNF1)
TOTAL%
1) Not doing a good job as president/dissatisfied with job8723
2) Disapprove of handling war on terrorism or 9/11266.9
3) Disapprove of handling Iraq/Saddam Hussein6316.6
4) Disapprove of handling the economy/economic policies369.5
5) Dislike his personal approach/style/dislike him as a person6116.1
6) Weak leader/lets others make decisions for him256.6
7) Too conservative51.3
8) Favors rich174.5
9) Disapprove of policies/foreign and/or domestic polices328.4
10) Uninformed/not knowledgeable/not intelligent61.6
11) Other (SPECIFY)123.2
99) DK/No opinion92.4
Missing821 
TOTAL379100.0
52) If BUSTOPIN is "unfavorable," why do you feel that way - [what's the main reason?] (GET ANSWER, THEN ASK) Any other reason? (ACCEPT UP TO TWO). (BUSHUNF2)
TOTAL%
2) Disapprove of handling war on terrorism or 9/1153.9
3) Disapprove of handling Iraq/Saddam Hussein129.3
4) Disapprove of handling the economy/economic policies2519.4
5) Dislike his personal approach/style/dislike him as a person97
6) Weak leader/lets others make decisions for him1612.4
7) Too conservative1.8
8) Favors rich1713.2
9) Disapprove of policies/foreign and/or domestic polices2620.2
10) Uninformed/not knowledgeable/not intelligent1410.9
11) Other (SPECIFY)43.1
Missing1074 
TOTAL129100.0
53) Please tell me whether the following statement applies to Bush or not. He understands the problems of people like you. [NOTE: Question asked to half the sample.] (BUSHPEOP)
TOTAL%
1) Yes30651
2) No28247
8) DK/No opinion122
Missing607 
TOTAL600100.0
54) Please tell me whether the following statement applies to Bush or not. He is honest and trustworthy. [NOTE: Question asked to half the sample.] (BUSHHON)
TOTAL%
1) Yes41869.8
2) No15726.2
8) DK/No opinion244
Missing609 
TOTAL599100.0
55) Please tell me whether the following statement applies to Bush or not. He is a strong leader. [NOTE: Question asked to half the sample.] (BUSHLEAD)
TOTAL%
1) Yes45175
2) No13823
8) DK/No opinion122
Missing606 
TOTAL601100.0
56) Please tell me whether the following statement applies to Bush or not. He's got a vision for the future. [NOTE: Question asked to half the sample.] (BUSHVIS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes44073.3
2) No14424
8) DK/No opinion162.7
Missing608 
TOTAL600100.0
57) Please tell me whether the following statement applies to Bush or not. He understands complex issues. [NOTE: Question asked to half the sample.] (BUSHCOMP)
TOTAL%
1) Yes38163
2) No20734.2
8) DK/No opinion172.8
Missing603 
TOTAL605100.0
58) Please tell me whether the following statement applies to Bush or not. He has brought needed change to Washington. [NOTE: Question asked to half the sample.] (BUSHCHNG)
TOTAL%
1) Yes32253
2) No27044.5
8) DK/No opinion152.5
Missing602 
TOTAL607100.0
59) Please tell me whether the following statement applies to Bush or not. He has made the country safer and more secure. [NOTE: Question asked to half the sample.] (BUSHSAFE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes39264.6
2) No20133.1
8) DK/No opinion142.3
Missing602 
TOTAL607100.0
60) Do you think George W. Bush is (pretty much the same as other top Republicans) or is he (a different kind of Republican)? (REPBUSH)
TOTAL%
1) Pretty much the same60049.8
2) Different kind of Republican55445.9
8) DK/No opinion524.3
Missing2 
TOTAL1206100.0
61) For each group I name, please tell me if you think it has too much influence in the Bush administration, too little influence or about the right amount: Large business corporations. (INFLBUS)
TOTAL%
1) Too much72159.8
2) Too little12610.5
3) Right amount31225.9
8) DK/No opinion463.8
Missing2 
TOTAL1205100.0
62) For each group I name, please tell me if you think it has too much influence in the Bush administration, too little influence or about the right amount: Environmental groups. (INFLENVI)
TOTAL%
1) Too much17414.4
2) Too little54645.3
3) Right amount41834.7
8) DK/No opinion675.6
Missing2 
TOTAL1205100.0
63) For each group I name, please tell me if you think it has too much influence in the Bush administration, too little influence or about the right amount: The oil and gas industries. (INFLOIL)
TOTAL%
1) Too much67656.1
2) Too little15412.8
3) Right amount31526.1
8) DK/No opinion605
Missing2 
TOTAL1205100.0
64) For each group I name, please tell me if you think it has too much influence in the Bush administration, too little influence or about the right amount: People like you. (INFLPEOP)
TOTAL%
1) Too much312.6
2) Too little73561.2
3) Right amount41634.6
8) DK/No opinion191.6
Missing5 
TOTAL1201100.0
65) For each group I name, please tell me if you think it has too much influence in the Bush administration, too little influence or about the right amount: Conservative religious groups. (INFLCONS)
TOTAL%
1) Too much33227.7
2) Too little25221
3) Right amount53644.7
8) DK/No opinion796.6
Missing10 
TOTAL1199100.0
66) Do you think Bush is mainly concentrating on things that are important to you personally, or on things that are not important to you personally? (CONCPERS)
TOTAL%
1) Important to you personally63252.6
2) NOT important to you personally53544.5
8) DK/No opinion352.9
Missing7 
TOTAL1202100.0
67) Do you think the Democratic Party is or is not committed to equal opportunity for minorities? [INTERVIEWER NOTE: Rotate order with REPMINOR]. (DEMMINOR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, is committed93377.4
2) No, is NOT committed22018.3
8) DK/No opinion524.3
Missing4 
TOTAL1205100.0
68) Do you think the Republican Party is or is not committed to equal opportunity for minorities? [INTERVIEWER NOTE: Rotate order with DEMMINOR]. (REPMINOR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, is committed72159.9
2) No, is NOT committed43636.2
8) DK/No opinion463.8
Missing6 
TOTAL1203100.0
69) On another subject, would you favor or oppose having U.S. forces take military action against Iraq to force Saddam Hussein from power? Would you say you favor/oppose military action against Iraq STRONGLY or only SOMEWHAT? (MILTIRAQ)
TOTAL%
1) Favor STRONGLY49441.4
2) Favor SOMEWHAT24120.2
3) Oppose SOMEWHAT17514.7
4) Oppose STRONGLY24620.6
8) DK/No opinion363
Missing11 
TOTAL1192100.0
70) If MILTIRAQ is "Favor STRONGLY" or "Favor SOMEWHAT," would you favor or oppose having U.S. forces take military action against Iraq, even if U.S. allies oppose such action? (FAVMILT)
TOTAL%
1) Favor50468.8
2) Oppose19626.7
8) DK/No opinion334.5
Missing489 
TOTAL733100.0
71) If MILTIRAQ is "Favor STRONGLY" or "Favor SOMEWHAT," would you favor or oppose having U.S. forces take military action against Iraq, even if the United Nations opposes such action? (FAVNOUN)
TOTAL%
1) Favor44360.6
2) Oppose27036.9
8) DK/No opinion182.5
Missing491 
TOTAL731100.0
72) If MILTIRAQ is "Favor STRONGLY" or "Favor SOMEWHAT," would you favor or oppose a major U.S. bombing campaign against Iraqi military targets? (FAVBOMB)
TOTAL%
1) Favor59181.2
2) Oppose11315.5
8) DK/No opinion243.3
Missing493 
TOTAL728100.0
73) If MILTIRAQ is "Favor STRONGLY" or "Favor SOMEWHAT," would you favor or oppose a U.S. invasion of Iraq with ground troops? (FAVINVIQ)
TOTAL%
1) Favor52972.7
2) Oppose17724.3
8) DK/No opinion223
Missing494 
TOTAL728100.0
74) If FAVINVIQ is "Favor," would you favor or oppose a U.S. invasion of Iraq with ground troops, even if it means a significant number of U.S. military casualties? (FAVCASUL)
TOTAL%
1) Favor35667.9
2) Oppose15128.8
8) DK/No opinion173.2
Missing700 
TOTAL524100.0
75) Would you support or oppose having the United States attack Iraq with nuclear weapons if Iraq attacked U.S. forces with biological or chemical weapons? (USNUCL)
TOTAL%
1) Support72360.3
2) Oppose44537.1
8) DK/No opinion322.7
Missing9 
TOTAL1200100.0
76) Do you think the Bush Administration has or has not done enough to try to win support from other countries for taking military action against Iraq? (BUSHSUPP)
TOTAL%
1) Has done enough79566.1
2) Has NOT done enough37631.3
8) DK/No opinion312.6
Missing4 
TOTAL1202100.0
77) Do you think Bush has presented enough evidence showing why the United States should use military force to remove Saddam Hussein from power, or would you like him to present more evidence? (BUSHEVID)
TOTAL%
1) Has enough evidence48340.2
2) Would like him to present more69057.5
8) DK/No opinion282.3
Missing6 
TOTAL1201100.0
78) Which concerns you more: that the Bush administration (might move too quickly) to take military action against Iraq, or the Bush administration (might not move quickly enough)? [INTERVIEWER NOTE: Rotate items in parentheses.] (QUICKBSH)
TOTAL%
1) Too quickly64653.7
2) Not quickly enough47939.9
3) (VOL) Neither594.9
8) DK/No opinion181.5
Missing3 
TOTAL1202100.0
79) Do you think Iraq currently does or does not have weapons of mass destruction - meaning chemical, biological or nuclear weapons? (WMDIRAQ)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, HAS weapons106688.7
2) No, DOES NOT HAVE weapons726
8) DK/No opinion645.3
Missing7 
TOTAL1202100.0
80) IF WMDIRAQ is "No," "DK/No opinion," or "NA/Refused," do you think Iraq IS or IS NOT trying to develop these weapons? (WMDDEV)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, IS trying to develop8862.9
2) No, IS NOT trying to develop2215.7
8) DK/No opinion3021.4
Missing1070 
TOTAL140100.0
81) Do you think Iraq does or does not pose a threat to the United States? (IRTHREAT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, does pose threat97280.6
2) No, does NOT pose threat21417.7
8) DK/No opinion201.7
Missing2 
TOTAL1206100.0
82) [If IRTHREAT is "Yes, does pose threat"], do you think it's [Iraq] a big threat or not big? (IRTHRBIG)
TOTAL%
1) Big threat77079.2
2) Not big threat17518
8) DK/No opinion272.8
Missing245 
TOTAL972100.0
83) [If IRTHREAT is "Yes, does pose threat"], do you think it's [Iraq] an immediate threat or not immediate? (IRTHRIMD)
TOTAL%
1) Immediate threat52554.3
2) Not immediate threat40541.9
8) DK/No opinion373.8
Missing249 
TOTAL967100.0
84) Just your best guess, do you think the United States is headed for war with Iraq, or not? (WARIRAQ)
TOTAL%
1) Yes104486.7
2) No13711.4
8) DK/No opinion231.9
Missing3 
TOTAL1204100.0
85) On another subject, do you think the United States is doing all it reasonably can do to try to prevent further terrorist attacks, or do you think it should do more? (PREVTERR)
TOTAL%
1) Doing all it can66155
2) Should do more51242.6
8) DK/No opinion292.4
Missing6 
TOTAL1202100.0
86) As it conducts the war on terrorism, do you think the United States government is or is not doing enough to protect the rights of American citizens? [NOTE: Asked of half the sample.] (PROTRTS1)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, IS DOING ENOUGH37261
2) No, IS NOT DOING ENOUGH21735.6
3) (VOL) Doing too much2.3
8) DK/No opinion193.1
Missing609 
TOTAL610100.0
87) As it conducts the war on terrorism, do you think the United States government is doing enough to protect the rights of American citizens, or do you think the government is not doing enough to protect the rights of American citizens? [NOTE: Asked of half the sample.] (PROTRTS2)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, IS DOING ENOUGH36461.2
2) No, IS NOT DOING ENOUGH20835
3) (VOL) Doing too much3.5
8) DK/No opinion203.4
Missing603 
TOTAL595100.0
88) On another subject, how much blame do you think Bush should get for current economic problems - a great deal, a good amount, only some, or hardly any? (BSHECON)
TOTAL%
1) Great deal21417.7
2) Good amount28523.6
3) Only some39532.7
4) Hardly any26121.6
5) (VOL) None272.2
8) DK/No opinion252.1
Missing1 
TOTAL1207100.0
89) What's more important TO YOU - (having the government provide needed services), or (cutting taxes)? [NOTE: Half of the sample gets YSERVTAX/ BSERVTAX; other half gets YBUDTAX/BBUDTAX. Rotate items in parentheses.] (YSERVTAX)
TOTAL%
1) Having the government provide needed services37161.9
2) Cutting taxes20634.4
3) (VOL) Both equally132.2
4) (VOL) Neither2.3
8) DK/No opinion71.2
Missing608 
TOTAL599100.0
90) What do you think is more important TO BUSH - (having the government provide needed services) or (cutting taxes)? [NOTE: Half of the sample gets SERVTAX/BSERVTAX; other half gets YBUDTAX/BBUDTAX. Rotate items in parentheses.] (BSERVTAX)
TOTAL%
1) Having the government provide needed services19432.3
2) Cutting taxes34156.8
3) (VOL) Both equally142.3
4) (VOL) Neither152.5
8) DK/No opinion366
Missing608 
TOTAL600100.0
91) What's more important TO YOU - (balancing the federal budget), or (cutting taxes)? [NOTE: Half of the sample gets YSERVTAX/BSERVTAX; other half gets YBUDTAX/BBUDTAX. Rotate items in parentheses.] (YBUDTAX)
TOTAL%
1) Balancing the federal budget33955.8
2) Cutting taxes24740.7
3) (VOL) Both equally122
4) (VOL) Neither3.5
8) DK/No opinion61
Missing602 
TOTAL607100.0
92) What do you think is more important TO BUSH - (balancing the federal budget), or (cutting taxes)? [NOTE: Half of the sample gets YSERVTAX/ BSERVTAX; other half gets YBUDTAX/BBUDTAX. Rotate items in parentheses.] (BBUDTAX)
TOTAL%
1) Balancing the federal budget24240
2) Cutting taxes32052.9
3) (VOL) Both equally91.5
4) (VOL) Neither101.7
8) DK/No opinion244
Missing604 
TOTAL605100.0
93) Trent Lott, who is the Republican leader of the US Senate, recently said the country would be better off if Strom Thurmond were elected president in 1948, when Thurmond ran as a segregationist favoring separation of blacks and whites. Lott later apologized for the comment. Do you think Lott should or should not continue to serve as Republican leader of the Senate? (LOTTCONT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, should continue49541.3
2) No, should not continue61551.3
8) DK/No opinion907.5
Missing9 
TOTAL1200100.0
94) On another subject, looking ahead to next year, are you more hopeful, or more fearful, about what the year 2003 holds in store for you personally? (HOPE03PS)
TOTAL%
1) More hopeful75262.4
2) More fearful42835.5
8) DK/No opinion262.2
Missing2 
TOTAL1206100.0
95) How about for the world in general? Are your more hopeful, or more fearful, about what the year 2003 holds in store for the world in general? (HOPE03WD)
TOTAL%
1) More hopeful51843
2) More fearful67255.7
8) DK/No opinion161.3
Missing2 
TOTAL1206100.0
96) On another subject...overall, would you say you have a favorable or unfavorable opinion of the Catholic Church? (CATHOPIN)
TOTAL%
1) Favorable47240.4
2) Unfavorable60551.8
8) DK/No opinion907.7
Missing34 
TOTAL1167100.0
97) Do you approve or disapprove of the way the Catholic Church is handling the issue of sexual abuse of children by priests? [INTERVIEWER NOTE: Get answer and then ask: Do you approve/disapprove STRONGLY or SOMEWHAT?] (HNDLSA)
TOTAL%
1) Approve STRONGLY877.3
2) Approve SOMEWHAT14912.4
3) Disapprove STRONGLY69157.7
4) Disapprove SOMEWHAT21718.1
8) DK/No opinion534.4
Missing13 
TOTAL1197100.0
98) Do you think the Church can or cannot be trusted to handle this issue properly in the future? (TRUSTSA)
TOTAL%
1) Can be trusted50242
2) Cannot be trusted63953.5
8) DK/No opinion534.4
Missing12 
TOTAL1194100.0
99) Generally speaking, do you usually think of yourself as a Democrat, a Republican, an Independent, or what? [INTERVIEWER NOTE: Rotate order of Democrat and Republican] (PARTYID)
TOTAL%
1) A Democrat38131.7
2) A Republican33628
3) An Independent42435.3
4) Or what?524.3
8) DK/No opinion9.7
Missing6 
TOTAL1202100.0
100) [If PARTYID is "An Independent," "Or what?," "DK/No opinion," or "NA/Refused"] Do you lean more towards the Democratic Party, or Republican Party? [INTERVIEWER NOTE: Rotate order of Democrat and Republican]. (LEAN)
TOTAL%
1) Democratic Party18438
2) Or, Republican Party19840.9
3) (VOL) Neither9619.8
8) DK/No opinion61.2
Missing706 
TOTAL484100.0
101) What was the last grade of school you completed? (EDUC)
TOTAL%
1) Eighth grade or less534.4
2) Some high school14011.6
3) Graduated high school or technical school38431.8
4) Some college27923.1
5) Graduated college23119.2
6) Postgraduate1199.9
Missing2 
TOTAL1206100.0
102) What is your age? (AGE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL120745.1017.70
103) Would you describe the area in which you live as a large city, suburb of a large city, small town, or rural area? (AREALIVE)
TOTAL%
1) Large city27122.6
2) Suburb of a large city33828.1
3) Small town37531.2
4) Or Rural area20917.4
8) DK/No opinion8.7
Missing6 
TOTAL1201100.0
104) Are you of Hispanic origin or background? (IF "YES," ASK:) Are you white Hispanic or black Hispanic? (IF "NO," ASK:) Are you white, black, or some other race? (RACE)
TOTAL%
1) White91577.2
2) Black1079
3) White Hispanic564.7
4) Black Hispanic151.3
5) Hispanic (no race given)373.1
6) Other race564.7
Missing23 
TOTAL1186100.0
105) If you added together the yearly incomes, before taxes, of all the members of your household for last year, 2001, would the total be less than $30,000, or $30,000 or more? (INCOME1)
TOTAL%
1) Less than $30,000, or36031.6
2) $30,000 or more78168.4
Missing70 
TOTAL1141100.0
106) [If INCOME1 is "Less than $30,000 or more,"] Would that be under $8,000, $8,000 but less than $12,000, $12,000 but less than $20,000, or $20,000 but less than $30,000? (INCOME2)
TOTAL%
1) Under $8,0005013.9
2) $8,000 but less than $12,000349.4
3) $12,000 but less than $20,00010328.6
4) $20,000 but less than $30,00015342.5
5) Less than $30,000 (unspecified)205.6
Missing930 
TOTAL360100.0
107) [IF INCOME1 is "$30,000 or more"] Would that be $30,000 but less than $50,000, $50,000 but less than $75,000, or more than $75,000? (INCOME3)
TOTAL%
1) $30,000 but less than $50,00024030.7
2) $50,000 but less than $75,00022028.1
3) Or more than $75,00029237.3
9) More than $30,000 (unspecified)303.8
Missing348 
TOTAL782100.0
108) May a reporter from ABC NEWS or THE WASHINGTON POST call you to talk about some of the things we've been discussing? [INTERVIEWER NOTE: Ask every third respondent.] (CALLBACK)
TOTAL%
1) Yes28469.8
2) No12330.2
Missing806 
TOTAL407100.0
109) [Interviewer records gender] (SEX)
TOTAL%
1) Male57847.9
2) Female62952.1
TOTAL1207100.0
110) Would you say your views on most political matters are liberal, moderate, or conservative? (IDEOLOGY)
TOTAL%
1) Liberal26922.4
2) Moderate52944
3) Conservative36430.3
4) (VOL) Don't think in those terms252.1
8) DK/No opinion141.2
Missing7 
TOTAL1201100.0
111) [If EDUC is "Graduated college,"] Was that a bachelor's degree, or what? (DEGREE)
TOTAL%
2) Bachelor's degree19082.6
3) Other4017.4
Missing911 
TOTAL230100.0
112) Religion nets (RELNET)
TOTAL%
1) Protestant57948.5
2) Catholic29124.4
3) Christian (non-Protestant)1169.7
4) Other non-Christian463.9
5) None15813.2
8) DK/No opinion4.3
Missing16 
TOTAL1194100.0
113) What, if anything, is your religion? (RELIGION)
TOTAL%
1) Agnostic151.3
2) Atheist7.6
3) Baptist17014.2
4) Catholic/Roman Catholic29124.4
6) Episcopalian151.3
7) Jewish161.3
8) Lutheran524.4
9) Methodist615.1
10) Pentecostal201.7
11) Presbyterian272.3
12) Protestant12110.1
13) Southern Baptist131.1
14) NONE13611.4
15) OTHER (Specify)6.5
21) Christian (Protestant)1008.4
22) Christian (non-Protestant)1089
23) Other non-Christian211.8
24) Islam/Muslim3.3
25) Mormon/Latter-day Saints8.7
99) DK/No opinion4.3
Missing16 
TOTAL1194100.0
114) [IF RELIGION is "Christian"] Is that a Protestant denomination, or not? (PROTDEN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes8346.1
2) No8949.4
8) DK/No opinion84.4
Missing1032 
TOTAL180100.0
115) [IF RELIGION is "Catholic"] Aside from weddings and funerals, how often do you attend religious services - at least once a week, a few times a month, or less often than that? (SERVICES)
TOTAL%
1) At least once a week9231.7
2) A few times a month7024.1
3) Less often than that11941
4) (VOL) Never82.8
8) DK/No opinion1.3
Missing924 
TOTAL290100.0
116) For statistical purposes, how many telephone numbers serve your household that I could normally reach you on at this time of day - just this one, or are there any others? (PHONENUM)
TOTAL%
1) Just this one97982
2) More than one21518
Missing12 
TOTAL1194100.0
117) [If PHONENUM is "More than one"] How many, NOT INCLUDING the number we're talking on now? [INTERVIEWER NOTE: Record number.] (PHONELIN)
TOTAL%
1) 111754.7
2) 26229
3) 3157
4) 494.2
5) 562.8
6) 652.3
Missing974 
TOTAL214100.0
118) [IF PHONELIN is "1"], Is that other phone number a cell phone, or not? (CELLPHNE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes6253
2) No5547
Missing1083 
TOTAL117100.0
119) [IF CELLPHNE is "No"], Is that a separate phone number that rings in your household and that I could normally reach you on at this time of day, or is it normally used for other things - like a fax, computer, business line or someone else's private line? (SEPLINE)
TOTAL%
1) Separate phone number3563.6
2) Normally used for other things2036.4
Missing1150 
TOTAL55100.0
120) [If PHONELIN > 1], Of the (# from PHONELIN) telephones that serve your household, how many of those are cell phones, if any? [INTERVIEWER NOTE: Record number.] (CELL2)
TOTAL%
0) 02222.7
1) 12525.8
2) 23738.1
3) 399.3
4) 422.1
5) 522.1
Missing1099 
TOTAL97100.0
121) [If PHONELIN - CELL2 = 1], Is that other one a separate phone number that rings in your household and that I could normally reach you on at this time of day, or is it normally used for other things - like a fax, computer, business line or someone else's private line? (OTHERPH1)
TOTAL%
1) Separate phone number2052.6
2) Normally used for other things1744.7
8) DK/No opinion12.6
Missing1169 
TOTAL38100.0
122) [If PHONELIN - CELL2 > 1], How many of those are separate phone numbers that ring in your household and that I could normally reach you on at this time of day, meaning they're not normally used for other things - like a fax, computer, business line or someone else's personal line? (OTHERPH2)
TOTAL%
0) 039.1
1) 11030.3
2) 21236.4
3) 3515.2
4) 413
5) 526.1
Missing1166 
TOTAL33100.0
123) For statistical purposes, how many other men age 18 or older who live in your household are home right now, if any? (HHMEN18)
TOTAL%
0) 085371.6
1) 128023.5
2) 2484
3) 39.8
5) 51.1
10) 101.1
Missing15 
TOTAL1192100.0
124) And how many women age 18 or older who live in your household are home right now, if any? (HHWOM18)
TOTAL%
0) 077464.9
1) 136530.6
2) 2443.7
3) 38.7
4) 41.1
Missing13 
TOTAL1192100.0
125) Leaned Party (PARTLEAN)
TOTAL%
1) Leaned Democrat56547
2) Leaned Republican53344.4
3) Independent816.7
4) Other221.8
Missing7 
TOTAL1201100.0
126) Weight variable (WEIGHT)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL10.607
127) Age breaks (AGEBREAK)
TOTAL%
1) 18-3029224.5
2) 31-4434328.8
3) 45-6031826.7
4) 61+23920.1
Missing18 
TOTAL1192100.0
128) Education breaks (EDUBREAK)
TOTAL%
1) Less than high school19316
2) Graduated high school38431.8
3) Some college+62952.2
Missing2 
TOTAL1206100.0
129) Income (INCOME)
TOTAL%
1) Under $8,000504.4
2) $8,000 but less than $12,000343
3) $12,000 but less than $20,0001039
4) $20,000 but less than $30,00015313.4
5) Less than $30,000 (unspecified)201.8
6) $30,000 but less than $50,00024021
7) $50,000 but less than $75,00022019.3
8) $75,000 or more29225.6
9) More than $30,000 (unspecified)302.6
Missing70 
TOTAL1142100.0
130) [Interviewer records gender] (for use with on-line analysis). (I-SEX)
TOTAL%
1) Male57847.9
2) Female62952.1
TOTAL1207100.0
131) Region (for use with on-line analysis). (I-REGION)
TOTAL%
1) East (Census Division 1,2)22018.2
2) Midwest (Census Division 3,4)29424.3
3) South (Census Division 5,6,7)44837.1
4) West (Census Division 8,9)24620.4
TOTAL1208100.0
132) What was the last grade of school you completed? (recoded for use with on-line analysis). (I-EDUC)
TOTAL%
0) Less HS19316
1) Grad HS38431.8
2) Some coll27923.1
3) Grad coll23119.2
4) Postgrad1199.9
Missing2 
TOTAL1206100.0
133) What is your age? (recoded for use with on-line analysis). (I-AGE)
TOTAL%
0) 18-3029224.5
1) 31-4536730.8
2) 46-6433528.1
3) 65+19816.6
Missing18 
TOTAL1192100.0
134) Are you of Hispanic origin or background? (IF "YES," ASK:) Are you white Hispanic or black Hispanic? (IF "NO," ASK:) Are you white, black, or some other race? (recoded for use with on-line analysis). (I-RACE)
TOTAL%
0) White91577.2
1) Black1079
2) Hispanic1089.1
3) Other564.7
Missing23 
TOTAL1186100.0
135) Religion nets (recoded for use with on-line analysis). (I-RELNET)
TOTAL%
0) Protestant57948.7
1) Catholic29124.5
2) Christian1169.7
3) Other NnCh463.9
4) None15813.3
Missing19 
TOTAL1190100.0