ABC News Views of Islam Poll, 2003

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All frequencies weighted by 122) WEIGHT
1) Respondent number (RESPNO)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL10042215.191648.89
2) Date of Survey (DATE8)
TOTAL%
1) September 4, 200334334.2
2) September 5, 200321020.9
3) September 6, 200319219.1
4) September 7, 200325925.8
TOTAL1004100.0
3) Region (REG4)
TOTAL%
1) Northeast (Census Division 1,2)20520.4
2) Midwest (Census Division 3,4)22422.3
3) South (Census Division 5,6,7)37737.5
4) West (Census Division 8,9)19819.7
TOTAL1004100.0
4) Census Division (CENSDIV)
TOTAL%
1) New England505
2) Middle Atlantic15515.4
3) East North Central15415.3
4) West North Central707
5) South Atlantic18918.8
6) East South Central666.6
7) West South Central12212.2
8) Mountain595.9
9) Pacific13913.8
TOTAL1004100.0
5) ABC State (ABCNUM)
TOTAL%
1) Alabama202
3) Arizona9.9
4) Arkansas131.3
5) California11011
6) Colorado191.9
7) Connecticut8.8
8) Delaware4.4
9) District of Columbia1.1
10) Florida545.4
11) Georgia181.8
13) Idaho6.6
14) Illinois383.8
15) Indiana262.6
16) Iowa101
17) Kansas5.5
18) Kentucky151.5
19) Louisiana181.8
20) Maine7.7
21) Maryland101
22) Massachusetts222.2
23) Michigan242.4
24) Minnesota191.9
25) Mississippi111.1
26) Missouri242.4
27) Montana4.4
28) Nebraska7.7
29) Nevada101
30) New Hampshire6.6
31) New Jersey252.5
32) New Mexico4.4
33) New York696.9
34) North Carolina414.1
35) North Dakota3.3
36) Ohio525.2
37) Oklahoma171.7
38) Oregon101
39) Pennsylvania606
40) Rhode Island6.6
41) South Carolina171.7
42) South Dakota1.1
43) Tennessee202
44) Texas747.4
45) Utah5.5
46) Vermont1.1
47) Virginia393.9
48) Washington191.9
49) West Virginia5.5
50) Wisconsin141.4
51) Wyoming3.3
TOTAL1003100.0
6) Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL10043650.222949.78
7) Designated Market Area - three-digit code (DMA)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL1004619.11110.68
8) Full Fips Code (FIPS)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL100428898.2115736.98
9) Time Zone (TZONE)
TOTAL%
1) Eastern48548.3
2) Central31431.3
3) Mountain474.7
4) Pacific15815.7
TOTAL1004100.0
10) Number of times Interviewer tried to call (TIMES)
TOTAL%
1) One time33433.3
2) Two times26926.8
3) Three times19319.2
4) Four times10810.8
5) Five times616.1
6) Six times252.5
7) Seven times8.8
8) Eight times6.6
TOTAL1004100.0
11) Gender (QSEX)
TOTAL%
1) Male72972.6
2) Female27527.4
TOTAL1004100.0
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 STRONGLY33633.8
2) Approve SOMEWHAT21822
3) Disapprove STRONGLY12712.8
4) Disapprove SOMEWHAT27727.9
8) DK/No opinion353.5
Missing10 
TOTAL993100.0
13) Do you approve or disapprove of the way George W. Bush is handling the economy? (ECONOMY)
TOTAL%
1) Approve43943.9
2) Disapprove51451.4
8) DK/No opinion474.7
Missing5 
TOTAL1000100.0
14) Do you approve or disapprove of the way George W. Bush is handling THE U.S. CAMPAIGN AGAINST TERRORISM? (TERROR)
TOTAL%
1) Approve67267.3
2) Disapprove28128.1
8) DK/No opinion464.6
Missing5 
TOTAL999100.0
15) Do you approve or disapprove of the way Bush is handling the situation in Iraq? (IRAQ)
TOTAL%
1) Approve49249.2
2) Disapprove46846.8
8) DK/No opinion404
Missing3 
TOTAL1000100.0
16) Thinking about spending time with your family, would you say that's essential to you, important but not essential, not very important or not at all important to you? (EDUCATN)
TOTAL%
1) Essential to you84784.4
2) Important but not essential13813.8
3) Not very important131.3
4) Not at all important2.2
8) DK/No opinion3.3
Missing2 
TOTAL1003100.0
17) On another subject, do you feel you do or do not have a good basic understanding of the teachings and beliefs of Islam, the Muslim religion? (ISLAM)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, I do32732.7
2) No, I do not64164.1
8) DK/No opinion323.2
Missing4 
TOTAL1000100.0
18) Would you say you have a generally favorable or unfavorable opinion of Islam? (VIEWISLM)
TOTAL%
1) Favorable38339.2
2) Unfavorable37037.8
8) DK/No opinion22523
Missing26 
TOTAL978100.0
19) Every religion has mainstream beliefs, and also fringe elements or extremists. Thinking of mainstream Islam, do you think mainstream Islam teaches respect for the beliefs of non-Muslims, or not? [NOTE: This question was asked of half of the sample; the same half was asked question ISLVIOL.] (ISLMRSPT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, it does14831.2
2) No, it does not20543.2
8) DK/No opinion12125.5
Missing530 
TOTAL474100.0
20) Do you think Islam teaches respect for the beliefs of non-Muslims, or not? [NOTE: This question was asked of half of the sample; the same half was asked questions ISLPEACE.] (ISMRSP2)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, it does13125.3
2) No, it does not23044.5
8) DK/No opinion15630.2
Missing488 
TOTAL517100.0
21) Do you think mainstream Islam encourages violence against non-Muslims, or is it a peaceful religion? [NOTE: This question was asked of half of the sample; the same half was asked question ISLMRSPT.] (ISLVIOL)
TOTAL%
1) Encourages violence16033.7
2) Peaceful religion21845.9
8) DK/No opinion9720.4
Missing529 
TOTAL475100.0
22) Do you think Islam encourages violence against non-Muslims, or is it a peaceful religion? [NOTE: This question was asked of half of the sample; the same half was asked question ISMRSP2.] (ISLPEACE)
TOTAL%
1) Encourages violence18435.7
2) Peaceful religion23445.3
8) DK/No opinion9819
Missing488 
TOTAL516100.0
23) On another subject, what do you think is a bigger problem facing the nation right now: (terrorism) or (the economy)? [INTERVIEWER NOTE: Rotate items in parentheses.] (TERRECON)
TOTAL%
1) Terrorism34334.3
2) Economy62762.6
8) DK/No opinion313.1
Missing3 
TOTAL1001100.0
24) Do you support or oppose the current U.S. military presence in Iraq? (VIEWIRAQ)
TOTAL%
1) Support strongly45245.2
2) Support somewhat21721.7
3) Oppose somewhat13113.1
4) Oppose strongly17117.1
8) DK/No opinion303
Missing3 
TOTAL1001100.0
25) Would you say you (support the troops AND you support the Bush administration's policy on Iraq), or would you say you (support the troops but OPPOSE the Bush administration's policy on Iraq)? [Note: This question asked of those respondents who answered 1 or 2 to VIEWIRAQ] [INTERVIEWER NOTE: Rotate items in parentheses] (BUSHTROP)
TOTAL%
1) Support troops AND Bush policy on Iraq45367.7
2) Support troops, OPPOSE Bush policy in Iraq19629.3
3) (VOL) Other6.9
8) DK/No opinion142.1
Missing335 
TOTAL669100.0
26) All in all, considering the costs to the United States versus the benefits to the United States, do you think the war with Iraq was worth fighting, or not? (WRTHFGHT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, worth fighting54054
2) No, not worth fighting42442.4
8) DK/No opinion363.6
Missing4 
TOTAL1000100.0
27) Again thinking about the goals versus the costs of the war, so far in your opinion has there been an acceptable or unacceptable number of U.S. military casualties in Iraq? (COSTS)
TOTAL%
1) Acceptable38338.4
2) Unacceptable56556.7
8) DK/No opinion494.9
Missing7 
TOTAL997100.0
28) How would you rate the job the United States is doing in terms of restoring civil order in Iraq: (CVLORDER)
TOTAL%
1) Excellent737.3
2) Good45245.2
3) Not so good27527.5
4) Poor16816.8
8) DK/No opinion313.1
Missing5 
TOTAL999100.0
29) Do you think (the United States has to kill or capture Saddam Hussein for the war in Iraq to be a success), or do you think (the war in Iraq can be a success with Saddam Hussein removed from power, but not killed or captured)? [INTERVIEWER NOTE: Rotate items in parentheses]: (SADDAM)
TOTAL%
1) US must kill/capture Saddam Hussein61362.4
2) War can succeed without killing/capturing Saddam Hussein31331.8
8) DK/No opinion575.8
Missing22 
TOTAL983100.0
30) Do you think of the war with Iraq as (part of the war against terrorism), or as (separate from the war against terrorism)? [INTERVIEWER NOTE: Rotate items in parentheses] (WARIRAQ)
TOTAL%
1) Part of the war against terrorism64864.8
2) Separate from the war against terrorism31131.1
8) DK/No opinion414.1
Missing4 
TOTAL1000100.0
31) In the long term, do you think having gone to war with Iraq will increase or decrease the risk of further terrorism in the United States? (RISK)
TOTAL%
1) Increase47947.8
2) Decrease39839.7
3) (VOL) No difference808
8) DK/No opinion464.6
Missing1 
TOTAL1003100.0
32) Would you support or oppose supplementing U.S. troops in Iraq with troops from other countries to create an international force there? (INTERNA)
TOTAL%
1) Support85284.9
2) Oppose12512.5
8) DK/No opinion262.6
Missing1 
TOTAL1003100.0
33) Would you support or oppose this proposal if it meant U.S. troops in Iraq would be placed under the command of the United Nations? (UNCOMM)
TOTAL%
1) Support55055.1
2) Oppose38938.9
8) DK/No opinion606
Missing5 
TOTAL999100.0
34) How often do you think about what happened on September 11, 2001 - the terrorist attacks in New York and Washington - do you think about it a lot, or not all that much? [NOTE: IF A LOT, do you think about it pretty much every day, or less often than that?] (SEPTELE)
TOTAL%
1) Think about it pretty much every day34534.4
2) Think about it less often than that42542.3
3) Do not think about it much23123
8) DK/No opinion3.3
TOTAL1004100.0
35) Thinking about the September 11th attacks and what's happened since, how do you feel now? Would you say that you are or are not CONFUSED ABOUT WHO WOULD DO THIS AND WHY? (WHYCONFU)
TOTAL%
1) Very959.5
2) Somewhat17217.1
3) Not72772.4
8) DK/No opinion101
Missing1 
TOTAL1004100.0
36) Thinking about the September 11th attacks and what's happened since, how do you feel now? Would you say that you are or are not ANGRY AT THE PEOPLE WHO DID THIS? (ANGRY)
TOTAL%
1) Very65465.2
2) Somewhat15215.2
3) Not17917.8
8) DK/No opinion181.8
Missing1 
TOTAL1003100.0
37) Thinking about the September 11th attacks and what's happened since, how do you feel now? Would you say that you are or are not CONFIDENT THAT THE UNITED STATES IS HANDLING THE PROBLEM? (CONFIDEN)
TOTAL%
1) Very34134.1
2) Somewhat36636.6
3) Not27327.3
8) DK/No opinion212.1
Missing3 
TOTAL1001100.0
38) Do you feel that the events of September 11, 2001 did or did not change the United States? (CHANGE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, changed95194.8
2) No, not changed494.9
8) DK/No opinion3.3
Missing1 
TOTAL1003100.0
39) Do you think it's a long-term change or short term? [NOTE: This question was asked of respondents who answered "Yes" to the question CHANGE.] (CHANGE2)
TOTAL%
1) Long term77081
2) Short term16717.6
8) DK/No opinion141.5
Missing53 
TOTAL951100.0
40) Do you think it's a big change, or not so big? [NOTE: This question was asked of respondents who answered "Yes" to the question CHANGE.] (CHANGE3)
TOTAL%
1) Big change78482.4
2) Not so big change15616.4
8) DK/No opinion111.2
Missing53 
TOTAL951100.0
41) Do you think it's a change for the better, or a change for the worse? [NOTE: This question was asked of respondents who answered "Yes" to the question CHANGE.] (CHANGE4)
TOTAL%
1) Better54958
2) Worse33735.6
8) DK/No opinion616.4
Missing57 
TOTAL947100.0
42) As a result of the events of September 11th, would you say your life has or has not changed IN TERMS OF THE WAY YOU FEEL ABOUT THINGS? (CHANGE5)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, changed67767.5
2) No, not changed32132
8) DK/No opinion5.5
Missing1 
TOTAL1003100.0
43) Has it been a big change, or not so big? [NOTE: This question was asked to respondents who answered "Yes" to CHANGE5.] (CHANGE6)
TOTAL%
1) Big36053.3
2) Not so big31346.4
8) DK/No opinion2.3
Missing329 
TOTAL675100.0
44) Has it been a change for the better or a change for the worse? [NOTE: This question was asked of respondents who answered "Yes" to CHANGE5.] (CHANGE7)
TOTAL%
1) Better36854.9
2) Worse26940.1
8) DK/No opinion334.9
Missing334 
TOTAL670100.0
45) As a result of the events of September 11th, would you say your life has or has not changed IN TERMS OF THE WAY YOU LIVE YOUR DAY-TO-DAY LIFE? (CNGLIFE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes34734.6
2) No65365.2
8) DK/No opinion2.2
Missing1 
TOTAL1002100.0
46) Has it been a big change, or not so big? [NOTE: This question was asked of respondents who answered "Yes" to CNGLIFE.] (CGLIFE2)
TOTAL%
1) Big18152
2) Not so big16647.7
8) DK/No opinion1.3
Missing657 
TOTAL348100.0
47) Has it been a change for the better or a change for the worse? [NOTE: This question was asked of respondents who answered "Yes" to CNGLIFE.] (CGLIFE3)
TOTAL%
1) Better20960.8
2) Worse11834.3
8) DK/No opinion174.9
Missing660 
TOTAL344100.0
48) Please tell me what kind of job you think the Bush Administration has done dealing with the events of September 11th and the war on terrorism. [NOTE: Only half the sample was asked this question.] (BUSHADM)
TOTAL%
1) Excellent9719.1
2) Good18336.1
3) Not so good12825.2
4) Poor9318.3
8) DK/No opinion61.2
Missing496 
TOTAL507100.0
49) Please tell me what kind of job you think the FBI has done dealing with the events of September 11th and the war on terrorism. [NOTE: Only half the sample was asked this question.] (FBI)
TOTAL%
1) Excellent418.1
2) Good22243.7
3) Not so good13626.8
4) Poor6011.8
8) DK/No opinion499.6
Missing496 
TOTAL508100.0
50) Please tell me what kind of job you think the CIA and other intelligence agencies has done dealing with the events of September 11th and the war on terrorism. [NOTE: Only half the sample was asked this question.] (CIA)
TOTAL%
1) Excellent469.1
2) Good21843.3
3) Not so good14027.8
4) Poor6813.5
8) DK/No opinion326.3
Missing499 
TOTAL504100.0
51) Please tell me what kind of job you think the U.S. armed forces has done dealing with the events of September 11th and the war on terrorism. [NOTE: Only half the sample was asked this question.] (ARMED)
TOTAL%
1) Excellent28456.1
2) Good18035.6
3) Not so good214.2
4) Poor81.6
8) DK/No opinion132.6
Missing497 
TOTAL506100.0
52) Please tell me what kind of job you think the U.S. Justice Department has done dealing with the events of September 11th and the war on terrorism. [NOTE: Only half the sample was asked this question.] (JUSTICE)
TOTAL%
1) Excellent469.1
2) Good25450.2
3) Not so good12123.9
4) Poor5410.7
8) DK/No opinion316.1
Missing499 
TOTAL506100.0
53) Please tell me what kind of job you think Attorney General John Ashcroft has done dealing with the events of September 11th and the war on terrorism. [NOTE: Only half the sample was asked this question.] (ASHCROFT)
TOTAL%
1) Excellent5210.2
2) Good22343.9
3) Not so good11322.2
4) Poor7114
8) DK/No opinion499.6
Missing496 
TOTAL508100.0
54) Please tell me what kind of job you think the country in general has done dealing with the events of September 11th and the war on terrorism [NOTE: Only half the sample was asked this question.] (COUNTRY)
TOTAL%
1) Excellent12024.3
2) Good30261.1
3) Not so good5410.9
4) Poor132.6
8) DK/No opinion51
Missing511 
TOTAL494100.0
55) Please tell me what kind of job you think the people of New York City has done dealing with the events of September 11th and the war on terrorism. [NOTE: Only half the sample asked this question.] (NEWYORK)
TOTAL%
1) Excellent29259.1
2) Good16533.4
3) Not so good122.4
4) Poor3.6
8) DK/No opinion224.5
Missing509 
TOTAL494100.0
56) Please tell me what kind of job you think Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld has done dealing with the events of September 11th and the war on terrorism. [NOTE: Only half the sample asked this question.] (RUMSFELD)
TOTAL%
1) Excellent8517.3
2) Good24550
3) Not so good8517.3
4) Poor418.4
8) DK/No opinion346.9
Missing514 
TOTAL490100.0
57) Please tell me what kind of job you think the news media has done dealing with the events of September 11th and the war on terrorism. [NOTE: Only half the sample asked this question.] (NEWS)
TOTAL%
1) Excellent9619.4
2) Good22946.2
3) Not so good10821.8
4) Poor5611.3
8) DK/No opinion71.4
Missing509 
TOTAL496100.0
58) Please tell me what kind of job you think the Department of Homeland Security has done dealing with the events of September 11th and the war on terrorism. [NOTE: Only half the sample asked this question.] (HOMELAND)
TOTAL%
1) Excellent7515.2
2) Good25652
3) Not so good9018.3
4) Poor387.7
8) DK/No opinion336.7
Missing511 
TOTAL492100.0
59) Please tell me if you think Great Britain has or has not done enough to support the U.S. campaign against terrorism. [NOTE: Only half the sample asked this question.] (BRITAIN)
TOTAL%
1) Has done enough38278.6
2) Has NOT done enough6613.6
8) DK/No opinion387.8
Missing517 
TOTAL486100.0
60) Please tell me if you think Germany has or has not done enough to support the U.S. campaign against terrorism. [NOTE: Only half the sample asked this question.] (GERMANY)
TOTAL%
1) Has done enough8617.8
2) Has NOT done enough33268.7
8) DK/No opinion6513.5
Missing520 
TOTAL483100.0
61) Please tell me if you think France has or has not done enough to support the U.S. campaign against terrorism. [NOTE: Only half the sample asked this question.] (FRANCE)
TOTAL%
1) Has done enough4910.1
2) Has NOT done enough39781.7
8) DK/No opinion408.2
Missing519 
TOTAL486100.0
62) Please tell me if you think Russia has or has not done enough to support the U.S. campaign against terrorism. [NOTE: Only half the sample asked this question.] (RUSSIA)
TOTAL%
1) Has done enough9017.5
2) Has NOT done enough38474.7
8) DK/No opinion407.8
Missing491 
TOTAL514100.0
63) Please tell me if you think Pakistan has or has not done enough to support the U.S. campaign against terrorism. [NOTE: Only half the sample asked this question.] (PAKISTAN)
TOTAL%
1) Has done enough11121.5
2) Has NOT done enough34065.9
8) DK/No opinion6512.6
Missing488 
TOTAL516100.0
64) Please tell me if you think Saudi Arabia has or has not done enough to support the U.S. campaign against terrorism. [NOTE: Only half the sample asked this question.] (SAUDI)
TOTAL%
1) Has done enough8917.2
2) Has NOT done enough38775
8) DK/No opinion407.8
Missing489 
TOTAL516100.0
65) Do you think the U.S. campaign against terrorism is going very well, fairly well, not too well or not well at all? (CAMPAIGN)
TOTAL%
1) Very well12112.1
2) Fairly well57157.1
3) Not too well18818.8
4) Not well at all10410.4
8) DK/No opinion161.6
Missing4 
TOTAL1000100.0
66) Do you think (the United States has to capture or kill Osama bin Laden for the war on terrorism to be a success), or do you think (the war on terrorism can be a success without Osama bin Laden being killed or captured)? [INTERVIEWER NOTE: Rotate items in parentheses] (OSAMA)
TOTAL%
1) US MUST capture/kill Osama bin Laden61962.3
2) War can be a success without capturing/killing bin Laden33133.3
8) DK/No opinion444.4
Missing10 
TOTAL994100.0
67) Please tell me whether you think the United States has done an excellent job on it, a good job, a not-so-good job, or a poor job: PREVENTING FURTHER TERRORIST ATTACKS IN THE UNITED STATES. [Question was asked of half the sample.] (PREVENT)
TOTAL%
1) Excellent9619
2) Good30861.1
3) Not so good7915.7
4) Poor163.2
8) DK/No opinion51
Missing501 
TOTAL504100.0
68) Please tell me whether you think the United States has done an excellent job on it, a good job, a not-so-good job, or a poor job: BREAKING UP THE AL QAEDA TERRORIST NETWORK. [Question was asked of half the sample.] (BREAKUP)
TOTAL%
1) Excellent5611.1
2) Good24849.1
3) Not so good16131.9
4) Poor255
8) DK/No opinion153
Missing499 
TOTAL505100.0
69) Please tell me whether you think the United States has done an excellent job on it, a good job, a not-so-good job, or a poor job: WINNING THE COOPERATION OF OTHER COUNTRIES IN FIGHTING TERRORISM. [Question was asked of half the sample.] (WINNING)
TOTAL%
1) Excellent265.1
2) Good18837.2
3) Not so good23947.2
4) Poor5110.1
8) DK/No opinion2.4
Missing498 
TOTAL506100.0
70) Please tell me whether you think the United States has done an excellent job on it, a good job, a not-so-good job, or a poor job: IMPROVING U.S. INTELLIGENCE-GATHERING AND COORDINATION. [Question was asked of half the sample.] (IMPINTEL)
TOTAL%
1) Excellent336.7
2) Good29158.7
3) Not so good11924
4) Poor295.8
8) DK/No opinion244.8
Missing508 
TOTAL496100.0
71) Please tell me whether you think the United States has done an excellent job on it, a good job, a not-so-good job, or a poor job: REORGANIZING GOVERNMENT AGENCIES TO IMPROVE ANTI-TERRORISM EFFORTS. [Question was asked of half the sample.] (GOVTAGEN)
TOTAL%
1) Excellent469.3
2) Good29960.3
3) Not so good10320.8
4) Poor295.8
8) DK/No opinion193.8
Missing507 
TOTAL496100.0
72) How much confidence do you have in the ability of the U.S. government to prevent further terrorist attacks against Americans in this country: a great deal, a good amount, only a fair amount or none at all? (CONFPREV)
TOTAL%
1) Great deal14214.1
2) Good amount30730.6
3) Fair amount48047.8
4) None at all707
8) DK/No opinion5.5
TOTAL1004100.0
73) 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? (DOMORE)
TOTAL%
1) Doing all it can56456.3
2) Should do more41941.8
8) DK/No opinion191.9
Missing2 
TOTAL1002100.0
74) How concerned are you about the possibility there will be more major terrorist attacks in the United States - is that something that worries you a great deal, somewhat, not too much or not at all? (TERRWORR)
TOTAL%
1) Great deal25325.3
2) Somewhat45745.7
3) Not too much20320.3
4) Not at all878.7
8) DK/No opinion1.1
Missing3 
TOTAL1001100.0
75) How concerned are you about the chance that you personally might be the victim of a terrorist attack - does that worry you a great deal, somewhat, not too much or not at all? (TERRVICT)
TOTAL%
1) Great deal10210.2
2) Somewhat24524.4
3) Not too much34534.4
4) Not at all30830.7
8) DK/No opinion3.3
Missing1 
TOTAL1003100.0
76) Compared to before September 11, 2001, do you think the country today is safer from terrorism or less safe from terrorism? (SAFER)
TOTAL%
1) MUCH safer24424.3
2) SOMEWHAT safer42642.5
3) Less safe27127
4) (VOL) No difference434.3
8) DK/No opinion191.9
Missing2 
TOTAL1003100.0
77) How useful do you personally find the government's color-coded threat alert system, when it announces an alert level like red, orange or yellow to indicate the risk of a terrorist attack? Do you find this system very useful, somewhat useful, not too useful or not useful at all? (ALERTSYS)
TOTAL%
1) Very useful18818.8
2) Somewhat useful37637.6
3) Not too useful21621.6
4) Not useful at all21021
8) DK/No opinion111.1
Missing1 
TOTAL1001100.0
78) Do you think the government should continue or discontinue the color-coded threat alert system? (CONTINUE)
TOTAL%
1) Continue it71070.9
2) Discontinue it26826.8
8) DK/No opinion232.3
Missing3 
TOTAL1001100.0
79) Has the possibility of a terrorist attack created extra stress and anxiety in your personal life, or not? (STRESS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, GREAT DEAL10510.5
2) Yes, NOT THAT MUCH17617.5
3) No72071.8
8) DK/No opinion2.2
Missing1 
TOTAL1003100.0
80) 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: Question was asked for half the sample.] (RIGHTS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, doing enough34768.8
2) No, not doing enough14128
3) (VOL) Doing too much2.4
8) DK/No opinion142.8
Missing500 
TOTAL504100.0
81) 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 ARAB-AMERICANS AND AMERICAN MUSLIMS? [NOTE: Question was asked for half the sample.] (ARABAMER)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, doing enough30661
2) No, not doing enough14228.3
3) (VOL) Doing too much71.4
8) DK/No opinion479.4
Missing502 
TOTAL502100.0
82) 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 NON-CITIZENS FROM ARAB AND MUSLIM COUNTRIES WHO ARE LIVING IN THE U.S. [NOTE: Question was asked for half the sample.] (NONCITI)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, doing enough28758.1
2) No, not doing enough13827.9
3) (VOL) Doing too much112.2
8) DK/No opinion5811.7
Missing509 
TOTAL494100.0
83) 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 PEOPLE WHO'VE BEEN INVESTIGATED FOR SUSPECTED INVOLVEMENT IN TERRORISM [NOTE: Question was asked for half the sample.] (INVESTIG)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, doing enough30761.9
2) No, not doing enough15030.2
3) (VOL) Doing too much81.6
8) DK/No opinion316.3
Missing508 
TOTAL496100.0
84) What do you think is more important right now - (for the FBI to investigate possible terrorist threats, even if that intrudes on personal privacy); or (for the FBI not to intrude on personal privacy, even if that limits its ability to investigate possible terrorist threats)? [INTERVIEWER NOTE: Rotate items in parentheses.] (PRIVACY)
TOTAL%
1) Investigate threats regardless of privacy73373.4
2) Not intrude on privacy regardless of threats21021
8) DK/No opinion555.5
Missing6 
TOTAL998100.0
85) In investigating terrorism, do you think the federal agencies like the FBI are or are not intruding on some Americans' privacy rights? (INTRUDE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, they are58058.2
2) No, they are not33233.3
8) DK/No opinion858.5
Missing8 
TOTAL997100.0
86) Do you think those intrusions are justified or not justified? [NOTE: Asked of those who answered "Yes" to INTRUDE.] (JUSTIF1)
TOTAL%
1) Justified36263.3
2) Not justified16528.8
8) DK/No opinion457.9
Missing432 
TOTAL572100.0
87) Do you think the federal government is or is not intruding on your own personal privacy rights? (PERPRIV)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, they are18418.4
2) No, they are not78678.4
8) DK/No opinion323.2
Missing2 
TOTAL1002100.0
88) Do you think those intrusions are justified or not justified? [NOTE: Asked of those who answered "Yes" to PERPRIV]. (JUSTIF2)
TOTAL%
1) Justified9048.9
2) Not justified8948.4
8) DK/No opinion52.7
Missing820 
TOTAL184100.0
89) Please tell me if you support or oppose the federal government doing each of the following: Holding suspected terrorists without trial at the U.S. military prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. [This question was asked to half the sample] (GUANTAN)
TOTAL%
1) Support32264.9
2) Oppose13928
8) DK/No opinion357.1
Missing508 
TOTAL496100.0
90) Please tell me if you support or oppose the federal government doing each of the following: Allowing FBI agents to monitor public places like libraries, places of worship and Internet chat rooms as part of a general investigation of terrorism, even if it's not related to a specific crime. [This question was asked of half the sample.] (MONITOR)
TOTAL%
1) Support32464.9
2) Oppose16032.1
8) DK/No opinion153
Missing505 
TOTAL499100.0
91) Please tell me if you support or oppose the federal government doing each of the following: Physically torturing people suspected of terrorism in an attempt to get information from them. [This question was asked of half the sample.] (TORTURE)
TOTAL%
1) Support9919.9
2) Oppose38777.7
8) DK/No opinion122.4
Missing506 
TOTAL498100.0
92) Please tell me if you support or oppose the federal government doing each of the following: Holding U.S. citizens who are accused of terrorism for special military trials, rather than turning them over to the non-military court system. [This question was asked of half the sample.] (SPTRIAL)
TOTAL%
1) Support26252.4
2) Oppose21342.6
8) DK/No opinion255
Missing503 
TOTAL500100.0
93) Please tell me if you support or oppose the federal government doing each of the following: Allowing terrorism investigators to tap into telephone calls and e-mail messages with just a search warrant, rather than a court order. [This question was asked of half the sample.] (TAPCALLS)
TOTAL%
1) Support32765
2) Oppose16332.4
8) DK/No opinion132.6
Missing501 
TOTAL503100.0
94) Please tell me if you support or oppose the federal government doing each of the following: Arranging to have foreign security officials in other countries physically torture people suspected of terrorism in an attempt to get information from them. [This question was asked of half the sample.] (FORTORT)
TOTAL%
1) Support11723.4
2) Oppose36773.4
8) DK/No opinion163.2
Missing503 
TOTAL500100.0
95) How often do you personally encounter security measures in your daily life - like going through metal detectors, being asked for ID, or having your bag examined by a security person? (PERSECUR)
TOTAL%
1) Very often14014
2) Somewhat often11511.5
3) Occasionally23323.3
4) Hardly ever46346.2
5) (VOL) Never494.9
8) DK/No opinion2.2
Missing2 
TOTAL1002100.0
96) Since September 11, 2001, is it your impression that these kinds of security measures have increased a great deal, some, not much or hardly at all? (SECINCR)
TOTAL%
1) Great deal50550.5
2) Some32432.4
3) Not much666.6
4) Hardly at all858.5
8) DK/No opinion202
Missing6 
TOTAL1000100.0
97) Do you find these security measures a bother, or not? (BOTHER)
TOTAL%
1) Yes14614.6
2) No84884.7
8) DK/No opinion7.7
Missing3 
TOTAL1001100.0
98) Do you think these security measures are justified or not justified? (SECJUST)
TOTAL%
1) Justified93193.1
2) Not justified535.3
8) DK/No opinion161.6
Missing4 
TOTAL1000100.0
99) On another subject, are you personally worried about traveling by commercial airplane because of the risk of terrorism, or do you think the risk is not that great? (TRAVEL)
TOTAL%
1) Very worried14714.7
2) Somewhat worried21321.3
3) Not worried62562.6
8) DK/No opinion141.4
Missing6 
TOTAL999100.0
100) Have you flown on a commercial airplane since September 11, 2001, or not? (FLOWN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes47447.4
2) No52552.5
8) DK/No opinion1.1
Missing5 
TOTAL1000100.0
101) Compared to flights you've taken before September 11, 2001, does airport security now seem better, worse, or about the same? [NOTE: Only asked of those who answered "Yes" to FLOWN.] (FLIGHTS)
TOTAL%
1) MUCH better23048.5
2) SOMEWHAT better16935.7
3) Worse143
4) About the same5611.8
8) DK/No opinion51.1
Missing530 
TOTAL474100.0
102) 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 Democrat30330.9
2) A Republican30030.6
3) An Independent29730.3
4) Or what?646.5
8) DK/No opinion171.7
Missing23 
TOTAL981100.0
103) Political Ideology (IDEOLOGY)
TOTAL%
1) Liberal19219.3
2) Moderate42442.7
3) Conservative33233.4
4) (VOL) Don't think in those terms333.3
8) DK/No opinion131.3
Missing10 
TOTAL994100.0
104) What was the last grade of school you completed? (EDUC)
TOTAL%
1) Eighth grade or less262.6
2) Some high school12913
3) Graduated high school or technical school31932.2
4) Some college23924.1
5) Graduated college18118.2
6) Postgraduate959.6
8) DK/No opinion3.3
Missing13 
TOTAL992100.0
105) [If EDUC is "Graduated college,"] Was that an associate's degree, a bachelor's degree, or what? (DEGREE)
TOTAL%
2) Bachelor's degree14580.6
3) Other3519.4
Missing823 
TOTAL180100.0
106) EDUCATION BREAKS (EDUCBRK)
TOTAL%
1) Less than high school15515.7
2) Graduated high school31932.3
3) Some college +51452
Missing16 
TOTAL988100.0
107) What is your age? (AGE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL100445.7217.05
108) AGE BREAKS (AGE2)
TOTAL%
1) 18-3023123.6
2) 31-4428228.8
3) 45-6026427
4) 60+20220.6
Missing24 
TOTAL979100.0
109) RELIGION NETS (RELIGN)
TOTAL%
1) Protestant46247.3
2) Catholic22122.6
3) Christian (non-Protestant)11311.6
4) Other non-Christian454.6
5) None13213.5
8) Don't know4.4
Missing27 
TOTAL977100.0
110) What, if anything, is your religion? (RELIGION)
TOTAL%
1) Agnostic151.5
2) Atheist3.3
3) Baptist14815.1
4) Catholic/Roman Catholic22122.6
6) Episcopalian8.8
7) Jewish151.5
8) Lutheran272.8
9) Methodist434.4
10) Pentecostal7.7
11) Presbyterian272.8
12) Protestant11611.9
13) Southern Baptist2.2
14) NONE11311.6
15) OTHER (Specify)2.2
21) Christian (Protestant)848.6
22) Christian (non-Protestant)10310.5
23) Other non-Christian252.6
24) Islam/Muslim3.3
25) Mormon/Latter-day Saints111.1
99) DK/No opinion4.4
Missing27 
TOTAL977100.0
111) [IF RELIGION is "Christian"] Is that a Protestant denomination, or not? (PROTDEN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes7844.1
2) No9151.4
8) DK/No opinion84.5
Missing828 
TOTAL177100.0
112) Would you consider yourself a born-again or evangelical Christian, or not? (BORNAGN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes33941.4
2) No45355.4
8) DK/No opinion263.2
Missing185 
TOTAL818100.0
113) 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 city19319.5
2) Suburb of a large city27027.2
3) Small town33633.9
4) Or Rural area18718.9
8) DK/No opinion6.6
Missing12 
TOTAL992100.0
114) 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) White77178.5
2) Black10110.3
3) White Hispanic394
4) Black Hispanic1.1
5) Hispanic (no race given)232.3
6) Other race474.8
Missing21 
TOTAL982100.0
115) INCOME A. What was the total combined income, before taxes, for all the members of your household last year? (INCOME1)
TOTAL%
1) Less than $20,0006311.9
2) 20 to 35 thousand8816.7
3) 35 to 50 thousand10519.9
4) 50 to 75 thousand9518
5) 75 to 100 thousand519.7
6) More than $100,0005610.6
9) NA/Refused7013.3
Missing477 
TOTAL528100.0
116) If you added together the yearly incomes, before taxes, of all the members of your household for last year, 2002, would the total be less than $50,000, or $50,000 or more? (INCOME2)
TOTAL%
1) Less than $50,00020543
2) $50,000 or more22647.4
9) NA/Refused469.6
Missing527 
TOTAL477100.0
117) [If INCOME1 is "Less than $50,000 or more,"] Would that be under $20,000, $20,000 but less than $35,000, $35,000 but less than $50,000 (INCOME3)
TOTAL%
1) Under $20,0006431.1
2) $20,000 but less than $35,0006230.1
3) $35,000 but less than $50,0007335.4
9) NA/Refused73.4
Missing799 
TOTAL206100.0
118) [IF INCOME1 is "$50,000 or more"] Would that be $50,000 but less than $75,000, $75,000 but less than $100,000, or more than $100,000? (INCOME4)
TOTAL%
1) $50,000 but less than $75,0009642.7
2) $75,000 but less than $100,0006026.7
3) Or more than $100,0005825.8
9) NA/Refused114.9
Missing778 
TOTAL225100.0
119) Income net (INCOME5)
TOTAL%
1) Under $20,0006413.4
2) $20,000 but less than $35,0006213
3) $35,000 but less than $50,0007315.3
4) Less than $50,000 (unspecified)71.5
5) $50,000 but less than $75,0009620.1
6) $75,000 but less than $100,0006012.6
7) More than $100,0005812.2
8) More than $50,000 (unspecified)112.3
9) Refused469.6
Missing527 
TOTAL477100.0
120) Income net (INCOME6)
TOTAL%
1) Under $20,00012712.6
2) $20,000 but less than $35,00014914.8
3) $35,000 but less than $50,00017817.7
4) Less than $50,000 (unspecified)7.7
5) $50,000 but less than $75,00019119
6) $75,000 but less than $100,00011111.1
7) More than $100,00011411.4
8) More than $50,000 (unspecified)111.1
9) Refused11611.6
TOTAL1004100.0
121) Gender of respondent (GENDER)
TOTAL%
1) Male48648.4
2) Female51851.6
TOTAL1004100.0
122) Weight (WEIGHT)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL10.702
123) Region (for use with online analysis) (I-REGION)
TOTAL%
1) Northeast (Census Division 1,2)20520.4
2) Midwest (Census Division 3,4)22422.3
3) South (Census Division 5,6,7)37737.5
4) West (Census Division 8,9)19819.7
TOTAL1004100.0
124) RELIGION NETS (recoded for use with online analysis) (I-RELIGN)
TOTAL%
0) Protestant46247.3
1) Catholic22122.6
2) NonProtChr11311.6
3) Non-Christ454.6
4) None13613.9
Missing27 
TOTAL977100.0
125) What is your age? (recoded for use with online analysis) (I-AGE)
TOTAL%
0) 18-3023123.6
1) 31-4529630.2
2) 46-6429430
3) 65+15916.2
Missing24 
TOTAL980100.0
126) What was the last grade of school you completed? (recoded for use with online analysis) (I-EDUC)
TOTAL%
0) Less HS15515.7
1) HS Grad31932.3
2) Some coll23924.2
3) Grad coll18118.3
4) Postgrad959.6
Missing16 
TOTAL989100.0
127) 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 online analysis) (I-RACE)
TOTAL%
0) White77178.4
1) Black10110.3
2) Hispanic646.5
3) Other474.8
Missing21 
TOTAL983100.0
128) Gender of respondent (for use with online analysis) (I-GENDER)
TOTAL%
1) Male48648.4
2) Female51851.6
TOTAL1004100.0