ABC News Poll: Religion and Politics, 2004

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All frequencies weighted by 117) WEIGHT;
(The number of missing cases reported in the codebook are unweighted)
1) Respondent number (RESPNO)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL10052178.211329.35
2) Date of Survey (DATE8)
TOTAL%
1) May 20, 200434634.4
2) May 21, 200429729.5
3) May 22, 200411111
4) May 23, 200425225
TOTAL1006100.0
3) Time Zone (TZONE)
TOTAL%
1) Eastern47747.4
2) Central30530.3
3) Mountain363.6
4) Pacific18818.7
TOTAL1006100.0
4) Region (REG4)
TOTAL%
1) Northeast (Census Division 1,2)19919.8
2) Midwest (Census Division 3,4)22122
3) South (Census Division 5,6,7)36736.5
4) West (Census Division 8,9)21921.8
TOTAL1006100.0
5) Census Division (CENSDIV)
TOTAL%
1) New England565.6
2) Middle Atlantic14314.2
3) East North Central15415.3
4) West North Central676.7
5) South Atlantic18418.3
6) East South Central626.2
7) West South Central12112
8) Mountain747.4
9) Pacific14414.3
TOTAL1005100.0
6) ABC State number (ABCNUM)
TOTAL%
1) Alabama161.6
3) Arizona262.6
4) Arkansas121.2
5) California10810.7
6) Colorado7.7
7) Connecticut101
8) Delaware3.3
9) District of Columbia2.2
10) Florida545.4
11) Georgia282.8
13) Idaho8.8
14) Illinois272.7
15) Indiana282.8
16) Iowa9.9
17) Kansas8.8
18) Kentucky212.1
19) Louisiana202
20) Maine8.8
21) Maryland181.8
22) Massachusetts282.8
23) Michigan333.3
24) Minnesota151.5
25) Mississippi9.9
26) Missouri252.5
27) Montana5.5
28) Nebraska5.5
29) Nevada151.5
30) New Hampshire3.3
31) New Jersey262.6
32) New Mexico6.6
33) New York555.5
34) North Carolina333.3
35) North Dakota2.2
36) Ohio444.4
37) Oklahoma262.6
38) Oregon101
39) Pennsylvania616.1
40) Rhode Island5.5
41) South Carolina111.1
42) South Dakota4.4
43) Tennessee161.6
44) Texas636.3
45) Utah7.7
46) Vermont4.4
47) Virginia262.6
48) Washington262.6
49) West Virginia8.8
50) Wisconsin222.2
51) Wyoming1.1
TOTAL1007100.0
7) Designated Market Area - three-digit code (DMA)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL1005621.63113.00
8) Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL10053592.392972.15
9) Full Fips Code (FIPS)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL100528350.4715759.25
10) Number of times Interviewer tried to call (TIMES)
TOTAL%
1) One time38538.3
2) Two times23823.7
3) Three times12512.5
4) Four times858.5
5) Five times676.7
6) Six times373.7
7) Seven times282.8
8) Eight times232.3
9) Nine times7.7
10) Ten times7.7
12) Twelve times2.2
TOTAL1004100.0
11) Gender asked for at intro (QSEX)
TOTAL%
1) Male73973.5
2) Female26626.5
TOTAL1005100.0
12) Do you approve or disapprove of the way George W. Bush is handling his job as president? (BUSH)
TOTAL%
1) Approve STRONGLY30530.5
2) Approve SOMEWHAT16716.7
3) Disapprove SOMEWHAT13613.6
4) Disapprove STRONGLY36536.5
8) DK/No opinion282.8
Missing3 
TOTAL1001100.0
13) Do you approve or disapprove of the way Bush is handling the economy? (BUSHECON)
TOTAL%
1) Approve44144
2) Disapprove54254.1
8) DK/No opinion191.9
Missing2 
TOTAL1002100.0
14) Do you approve or disapprove of the way Bush is handling the situation in Iraq? (BUSHIRAQ)
TOTAL%
1) Approve40140
2) Disapprove58658.4
8) DK/No opinion161.6
Missing2 
TOTAL1003100.0
15) Do you approve or disapprove of the way Bush is handling the US campaign against terrorism? (BUSHTERR)
TOTAL%
1) Approve57857.7
2) Disapprove38838.7
8) DK/No opinion363.6
Missing2 
TOTAL1002100.0
16) Do you approve or disapprove of the way Bush is handling the issue of the apparent abuse of Iraqi prisoners by U.S. soldiers? (BUSHPRIS)
TOTAL%
1) Approve35835.9
2) Disapprove56756.9
8) DK/No opinion727.2
Missing9 
TOTAL997100.0
17) How closely are you following the 2004 presidential race: very closely, somewhat closely, not too closely, or not closely at all? (PRESRACE)
TOTAL%
1) Very closely32932.8
2) Somewhat closely41541.4
3) Not too closely17217.2
4) Not closely at all858.5
8) DK/No opinion1.1
Missing1 
TOTAL1002100.0
18) If the 2004 presidential election were being held today, would you vote for (George W. Bush, the Republican), (John Kerry, the Democrat), or (Ralph Nader, the independent)? [Rotate items in parentheses] (ELECVOTE)
TOTAL%
1) Bush43843.7
2) Kerry42942.8
3) Nader606
4) (VOL) Other6.6
5) (VOL) Neither272.7
6) (VOL) Would not vote181.8
8) DK/No opinion242.4
Missing2 
TOTAL1002100.0
19) Which one are you leaning toward? (ELECLEAN)
TOTAL%
1) Bush1118.6
2) Kerry1322
3) Nader58.5
4) (VOL) Other11.7
5) (VOL) Neither1830.5
6) (VOL) Would not vote11.7
8) DK/No opinion1016.9
Missing946 
TOTAL59100.0
20) Presidential 3-way (Bush, Kerry, Nader) (BUKENA)
TOTAL%
1) Bush44944.7
2) Kerry44244
3) Nader656.5
4) (VOL) Other4.4
5) (VOL) Neither141.4
6) (VOL) Would not vote181.8
8) DK/No opinion121.2
Missing1 
TOTAL1004100.0
21) [ASK ONLY IF ELECVOTE=3 NADER OR IF ELECLEAN=3 NADER OR 8 DK/NO OPINION"] If Nader does not run or is not on the ballot, for whom would you vote -- Bush or Kerry? (NADRVOTE)
TOTAL%
1) Bush1215.8
2) Kerry4457.9
4) (VOL) Neither810.5
5) (VOL) Would write in Nader11.3
6) (VOL) Would not vote67.9
8) DK/No opinion56.6
Missing948 
TOTAL76100.0
22) Which one are you leaning toward? (NADRLEAN)
TOTAL%
1) Bush19.1
4) (VOL) Neither654.5
6) (VOL) Would not vote19.1
8) DK/No opinion327.3
Missing994 
TOTAL11100.0
23) Leaned Nader voters from 3-way (NADERVOT)
TOTAL%
1) Bush1418.4
2) Kerry4457.9
4) (VOL) Neither79.2
5) (VOL) Would write in Nader11.3
6) (VOL) Would not vote67.9
8) DK/No opinion45.3
Missing948 
TOTAL76100.0
24) ELECVOTE/ELECLEAN/NADRVOTE/NADRLEAN NET leaned (NETLEAN)
TOTAL%
1) Bush46346.1
2) Kerry48648.4
3) Nader1.1
4) Other4.4
5) Neither191.9
6) Would not vote262.6
8) DK/No opinion6.6
Missing1 
TOTAL1005100.0
25) [ASK ONLY IF ELECVOTE/ELECLEAN=1 BUSH OR IF NADRVOTE/NADRLEAN=1 BUSH ] Is your vote more for Bush or more against Kerry? (FORBUSH)
TOTAL%
1) For Bush35777.3
2) Against Kerry9921.4
8) DK/No opinion61.3
Missing521 
TOTAL462100.0
26) [ASK ONLY IF ELECVOTE/ELECLEAN=2 KERRY OR NADRVOTE/NADRLEAN=2 KERRY ] Is your vote more for Kerry or more against Bush? (FORKERRY)
TOTAL%
1) For Kerry18638.3
2) Against Bush29560.7
8) DK/No opinion51
Missing535 
TOTAL486100.0
27) Who do you trust to do a better job handling the economy, (Bush) or (Kerry)? [Rotate items in parentheses] (BVKECON)
TOTAL%
1) Bush43543.4
2) Kerry48648.5
3) (VOL) Both5.5
4) (VOL) Neither484.8
8) DK/No opinion292.9
Missing2 
TOTAL1003100.0
28) Who do you trust to do a better job handling the situation in Iraq, (Bush) or (Kerry)? [Rotate items in parentheses] (BVKIRAQ)
TOTAL%
1) Bush48348.1
2) Kerry41941.7
3) (VOL) Both4.4
4) (VOL) Neither656.5
8) DK/No opinion343.4
TOTAL1005100.0
29) Who do you trust to do a better job handling the US campaign against terrorism, (Bush) or (Kerry)? [Rotate items in parentheses] (BVKTERR)
TOTAL%
1) Bush52652.4
2) Kerry38638.5
3) (VOL) Both111.1
4) (VOL) Neither454.5
8) DK/No opinion353.5
Missing2 
TOTAL1003100.0
30) Of the following list, which one will be the SINGLE most important issue in your vote for president this year: (The U.S. campaign against terrorism), (the war in Iraq), (the economy and jobs), (education), (Health care), (Medicare and prescription drugs), (Social Security), or something else? [Scramble items in parentheses] (IMPRTISS)
TOTAL%
1) The U.S. campaign against terrorism14114.1
2) The war in Iraq18318.3
3) The economy and jobs32132.1
4) Education777.7
5) Health care787.8
6) Medicare and prescription drugs747.4
7) Social Security545.4
8) Something else585.8
9) DK/No opinion131.3
Missing6 
TOTAL999100.0
31) 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? (WARWORTH)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, worth fighting STRONGLY35034.9
2) Yes, worth fighting SOMEWHAT13513.4
3) No, not worth fighting SOMEWHAT13513.4
4) No, not worth fighting STRONGLY37036.9
8) DK/No opinion141.4
Missing1 
TOTAL1004100.0
32) Do you think the United States (has gotten bogged down in Iraq), or do you think the United States (is making good progress in Iraq)? [Rotate items in parentheses] (USINIRAQ)
TOTAL%
1) Has gotten bogged down65164.9
2) Is making good progress32832.7
8) DK/No opinion242.4
Missing3 
TOTAL1003100.0
33) [ASKED OF HALF THE SAMPLE] Do you think the Bush Administration does or does not have a clear plan for handling the situation in Iraq? (BUSHPLN1)
TOTAL%
1) Does20240
2) Does not29358
8) DK/No opinion102
Missing502 
TOTAL505100.0
34) [ASKED OF HALF THE SAMPLE] Do you think the Bush Administration has a clear plan for handling the situation in Iraq? (BUSHPLN2)
TOTAL%
1) Does19038
2) Does not29759.4
8) DK/No opinion132.6
Missing503 
TOTAL500100.0
35) Do you think the war with Iraq has or has not contributed to the long-term security of the United States? (USSECUR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, GREAT DEAL29729.6
2) Yes, SOMEWHAT24424.4
3) No, has not43343.2
8) DK/No opinion282.8
Missing2 
TOTAL1002100.0
36) Do you think the (United States should keep its military forces in Iraq until civil order is restored there, even if that means continued U.S. military casualties); or do you think (the United States should withdraw its military forces from Iraq in order to avoid further U.S. military casualties, even if that means civil order is not restored there)? [Rotate items in parentheses] (MILFORCE)
TOTAL%
1) Keep forces until civil order restored57958
2) Withdraw forces to avoid further casualties39940
8) DK/No opinion202
Missing7 
TOTAL998100.0
37) [ASKED OF HALF THE SAMPLE] Do you think the United States is or is not making significant progress in establishing a democratic government in Iraq? (PROGIRQ1)
TOTAL%
1) Is making significant progress18237.9
2) Is not making significant progress27356.9
8) DK/No opinion255.2
Missing508 
TOTAL480100.0
38) [ASKED OF HALF THE SAMPLE] Do you think the United States is making significant progress in establishing a democratic government in Iraq? (PROGIRQ2)
TOTAL%
1) Is making significant progress19738.1
2) Is not making significant progress29557.1
8) DK/No opinion254.8
Missing504 
TOTAL517100.0
39) Who do you think is behind most of the attacks on U.S. soldiers in Iraq -- (Iraqis who oppose the occupation), or (international terrorist groups)? [Rotate items in parentheses] (ATTKONUS)
TOTAL%
1) Iraqis who oppose the occupation39839.6
2) International terrorist groups41941.7
3) (VOL) Both equally15115
4) (VOL) Neither151.5
8) DK/No opinion222.2
TOTAL1005100.0
40) Do any of the following describe your own personal feelings about the situation in Iraq? Worried. (FEELWORR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, describes personal feelings about situation in Iraq67567.2
2) No, does NOT describe personal feelings about situation in Iraq32632.5
8) DK/No opinion3.3
Missing1 
TOTAL1004100.0
41) Do any of the following describe your own personal feelings about the situation in Iraq? Proud. (FEELPROD)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, describes personal feelings about situation in Iraq41641.5
2) No, does NOT describe personal feelings about situation in Iraq57757.5
8) DK/No opinion101
Missing2 
TOTAL1003100.0
42) Do any of the following describe your own personal feelings about the situation in Iraq? Frightened. (FEELFRGT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, describes personal feelings about situation in Iraq37637.5
2) No, does NOT describe personal feelings about situation in Iraq61461.2
8) DK/No opinion141.4
Missing1 
TOTAL1004100.0
43) Do any of the following describe your own personal feelings about the situation in Iraq? Angry. (FEELANGR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, describes personal feelings about situation in Iraq56856.5
2) No, does NOT describe personal feelings about situation in Iraq43543.3
8) DK/No opinion2.2
TOTAL1005100.0
44) Do any of the following describe your own personal feelings about the situation in Iraq? Hopeful. (FEELHOPE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, describes personal feelings about situation in Iraq62562.3
2) No, does NOT describe personal feelings about situation in Iraq37137
8) DK/No opinion8.8
Missing2 
TOTAL1004100.0
45) Thinking about the next 12 months, would you say you feel (optimistic) or (pessimistic) about the situation in Iraq? [Rotate items in parentheses] (YEARIRAQ)
TOTAL%
1) Optimistic54854.7
2) Pessimistic42942.9
8) DK/No opinion242.4
Missing4 
TOTAL1001100.0
46) On another subject, do you think the apparent abuse of Iraqi prisoners by U.S. soldiers represents a few isolated incidents, or do you think it s more widespread than that? (PRISABUS)
TOTAL%
1) Represents a few isolated incidents59859.8
2) Abuse is more widespread than that37637.6
8) DK/No opinion262.6
Missing4 
TOTAL1000100.0
47) Do you think the U.S. soldiers involved were (acting on their own) or (following orders)? [Rotate items in parentheses] (PRISSOLD)
TOTAL%
1) Acting on their own39839.8
2) Following orders54354.3
8) DK/No opinion595.9
Missing5 
TOTAL1000100.0
48) Do you approve or disapprove of the way Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld is handling the U.S. military's response to the prisoner abuse issue? (PRISRUMS)
TOTAL%
1) Approve46946.9
2) Disapprove44844.8
8) DK/No opinion828.2
Missing4 
TOTAL999100.0
49) What's your own personal reaction to the apparent abuse of Iraqi prisoners -- would you say you're (not concerned; concerned, but not upset; upset, but not angry; or angry)? [Rotate order of items in parentheses] (PRISFEEL)
TOTAL%
1) Not concerned12212.2
2) Concerned but not upset30230.2
3) Upset but not angry26526.5
4) Angry30730.7
8) DK/No opinion5.5
Missing3 
TOTAL1001100.0
50) Do you think what Americans soldiers did to prisoners at the Abu Ghraib prison in Baghdad amounts to torture, or do you think it was abuse, but not torture? (PRISTORT)
TOTAL%
1) Torture28828.8
2) Abuse but not torture60060.1
3) (VOL) Some of both525.2
4) (VOL) Not abuse191.9
8) DK/No opinion404
Missing6 
TOTAL999100.0
51) On another subject, have recent price increases in gasoline caused any financial hardship for you or others in your household, or not? IF YES: Has that been a serious hardship, or not serious? (GASPRICE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, SERIOUS37437.2
2) Yes, NOT SERIOUS26826.7
3) No36336.1
TOTAL1005100.0
52) Who do you blame for the recent rise in oil and gasoline prices -- (other oil-producing countries), (U.S. oil companies), or (the Bush administration)? [Rotate items in parentheses] (GASBLAME)
TOTAL%
1) Bush administration27527.4
2) U.S. oil companies25825.7
3) Other oil-producing countries28528.4
4) (VOL) All equally10010
5) (VOL) Other242.4
6) (VOL) None313.1
8) DK/No Opinion323.2
TOTAL1005100.0
53) [QUESTIONS BUSHHONE, BUSHUNDR, BUSHLEDR, BUSHPOST ASKED OF HALF THE SAMPLE] Please tell me whether the following statement applies to BUSH or not: He is honest and trustworthy. (BUSHHONE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes25852.9
2) No22245.5
8) DK/No opinion81.6
Missing502 
TOTAL488100.0
54) [QUESTIONS BUSHHONE, BUSHUNDR, BUSHLEDR, BUSHPOST ASKED OF HALF THE SAMPLE] Please tell me whether the following statement applies to BUSH or not: He understands the problems of people like you. (BUSHUNDR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes20542.1
2) No27857.1
8) DK/No opinion4.8
Missing503 
TOTAL487100.0
55) [QUESTIONS BUSHHONE, BUSHUNDR, BUSHLEDR, BUSHPOST ASKED OF HALF THE SAMPLE] Please tell me whether the following statement applies to BUSH or not: He is a strong leader. (BUSHLEDR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes30161.6
2) No18337.4
8) DK/No opinion51
Missing502 
TOTAL489100.0
56) [QUESTIONS BUSHHONE, BUSHUNDR, BUSHLEDR, BUSHPOST ASKED OF HALF THE SAMPLE] Please tell me whether the following statement applies to BUSH or not: He takes a position and sticks with it. (BUSHPOST)
TOTAL%
1) Yes36675
2) No11724
8) DK/No opinion51
Missing503 
TOTAL488100.0
57) [QUESTIONS BUSHLSTN, BUSHSAFR, BUSHTRST, BUSHVALU ASKED OF HALF THE SAMPLE] Please tell me whether the following statement applies to BUSH or not: He is willing to listen to different points of view. (BUSHLSTN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes25248.7
2) No25950.1
8) DK/No opinion61.2
Missing503 
TOTAL517100.0
58) [QUESTIONS BUSHLSTN, BUSHSAFR, BUSHTRST, BUSHVALU ASKED OF HALF THE SAMPLE] Please tell me whether the following statement applies to BUSH or not: He has made the country safer and more secure. (BUSHSAFR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes26751.7
2) No24447.3
8) DK/No opinion51
Missing503 
TOTAL516100.0
59) [QUESTIONS BUSHLSTN, BUSHSAFR, BUSHTRST, BUSHVALU ASKED OF HALF THE SAMPLE] Please tell me whether the following statement applies to BUSH or not: He can be trusted in a crisis. (BUSHTRST)
TOTAL%
1) Yes30959.8
2) No20339.3
8) DK/No opinion51
Missing503 
TOTAL517100.0
60) [QUESTIONS BUSHLSTN, BUSHSAFR, BUSHTRST, BUSHVALU ASKED OF HALF THE SAMPLE] Please tell me whether the following statement applies to BUSH or not: He shares your values. (BUSHVALU)
TOTAL%
1) Yes25248.6
2) No25849.8
8) DK/No opinion81.5
Missing503 
TOTAL518100.0
61) [QUESTIONS KERRHONE, KERRUNDR, KERRLEDR, KERRPOST ASKED OF HALF THE SAMPLE] Please tell me whether the following statement applies to KERRY or not: He is honest and trustworthy.? (KERRHONE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes23448.3
2) No20542.4
8) DK/No opinion459.3
Missing506 
TOTAL484100.0
62) [QUESTIONS KERRHONE, KERRUNDR, KERRLEDR, KERRPOST ASKED OF HALF THE SAMPLE] Please tell me whether the following statement applies to KERRY or not: He understands the problems of people like you. (KERRUNDR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes25251.7
2) No20942.9
8) DK/No opinion265.3
Missing504 
TOTAL487100.0
63) [QUESTIONS KERRHONE, KERRUNDR, KERRLEDR, KERRPOST ASKED OF HALF THE SAMPLE] Please tell me whether the following statement applies to KERRY or not: He is a strong leader. (KERRLEDR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes25452.2
2) No18538
8) DK/No opinion489.9
Missing504 
TOTAL487100.0
64) [QUESTIONS KERRHONE, KERRUNDR, KERRLEDR, KERRPOST ASKED OF HALF THE SAMPLE] Please tell me whether the following statement applies to KERRY or not: He takes a position and sticks with it. (KERRPOST)
TOTAL%
1) Yes19740.5
2) No24149.6
8) DK/No opinion489.9
Missing505 
TOTAL486100.0
65) [QUESTIONS KERRLSTN, KERRSAFR, KERRTRST, KERRVALU ASKED OF HALF THE SAMPLE] Please tell me whether the following statement applies to KERRY or not: He is willing to listen to different points of view. (KERRLSTN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes35568.9
2) No12925
8) DK/No opinion316
Missing506 
TOTAL515100.0
66) [QUESTIONS KERRLSTN, KERRSAFR, KERRTRST, KERRVALU ASKED OF HALF THE SAMPLE] Please tell me whether the following statement applies to KERRY or not: He will make the country safer and more secure. (KERRSAFR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes19938.6
2) No25850.1
8) DK/No opinion5811.3
Missing505 
TOTAL515100.0
67) [QUESTIONS KERRLSTN, KERRSAFR, KERRTRST, KERRVALU ASKED OF HALF THE SAMPLE] Please tell me whether the following statement applies to KERRY or not: He can be trusted in a crisis. (KERRTRST)
TOTAL%
1) Yes23946.4
2) No21641.9
8) DK/No opinion6011.7
Missing505 
TOTAL515100.0
68) [QUESTIONS KERRLSTN, KERRSAFR, KERRTRST, KERRVALU ASKED OF HALF THE SAMPLE] Please tell me whether the following statement applies to KERRY or not: He shares your values. (KERRVALU)
TOTAL%
1) Yes25048.4
2) No23846
8) DK/No opinion295.6
Missing504 
TOTAL517100.0
69) How much do you feel you know about Bush s positions on specific issues a great deal, a good amount, only some, or hardly anything? (BSHPOSIT)
TOTAL%
1) Great deal23723.6
2) Good amount43843.6
3) Only some23523.4
4) Hardly anything828.2
5) (VOL) Nothing111.1
8) DK/No opinion1.1
Missing1 
TOTAL1004100.0
70) How much do you feel you know about Kerry s positions on specific issues a great deal, a good amount, only some, or hardly anything? (KERPOSIT)
TOTAL%
1) Great deal10510.4
2) Good amount31531.3
3) Only some35335.1
4) Hardly anything19319.2
5) (VOL) Nothing333.3
8) DK/No opinion6.6
TOTAL1005100.0
71) On another subject, some people say (it's acceptable to torture people suspected of terrorism, in cases where other methods have failed and the authorities believe the suspect has information that could prevent terrorist attacks and save lives.) (Other people say the use of torture is never acceptable because it s cruel, it may violate international law, it may not work, and it could be used unnecessarily or by mistake on innocent people.) What's your view -- do you think it s acceptable to torture people suspected of terrorism in some cases, or do you think the use of torture is never acceptable? [Rotate items in parentheses] (TORTVIEW)
TOTAL%
1) Torture is acceptable in some cases35335.3
2) Torture is never acceptable63263.3
8) DK/No opinion141.4
Missing7 
TOTAL999100.0
72) What about physical abuse that falls short of torture? Do you think (it's acceptable to physically abuse but not torture people suspected of terrorism in some cases), or do you think (the use of physical abuse is never acceptable)? [Rotate items in parentheses] (ABUSVIEW)
TOTAL%
1) Physical abuse is acceptable in some cases46246.4
2) Physical abuse is never acceptable51551.7
8) DK/No opinion191.9
Missing10 
TOTAL996100.0
73) What about people who are suspected of involvement in recent attacks against U.S. forces in Iraq or Afghanistan? Do you think torture is acceptable or unacceptable in some of those cases? (TERRTORT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, torture is acceptable in those cases34034.1
2) No, torture is not acceptable in those cases64164.4
8) DK/No opinion151.5
Missing8 
TOTAL996100.0
74) Again, thinking about people who are suspected of involvement in recent attacks against U.S. forces in Iraq or Afghanistan, do you think physical abuse that falls short of torture is acceptable or unacceptable in some of those cases? (TERRABUS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, physical abuse is acceptable in those cases44544.6
2) No, physical abuse is not acceptable in those cases53353.4
8) DK/No opinion202
Missing7 
TOTAL998100.0
75) Just your best guess, do you think the U.S. government as a matter of policy is or is not using torture as part of the U.S. campaign against terrorism? (TORTPOLI)
TOTAL%
1) Is using torture50750.9
2) Is not using torture43243.3
8) DK/No opinion585.8
Missing8 
TOTAL997100.0
76) Just your best guess, do you think the U.S. government as a matter of policy is or is not using physical abuse that falls short of torture as part of the U.S. campaign against terrorism? (ABUSPOLI)
TOTAL%
1) Is using physical abuse65365.5
2) Is not using physical abuse29229.3
8) DK/No opinion525.2
Missing7 
TOTAL997100.0
77) As part of the U.S. campaign against terrorism, please tell me if you think each item I name is acceptable in some cases as a method of getting information from prisoners, or is unacceptable in all cases. Not allowing the suspect to sleep. [QUESTIONS SLEPMETD, FOODMETD, HARMMETD, SHCKMETD ASKED OF ONE-THIRD OF SAMPLE] (SLEPMETD)
TOTAL%
1) Acceptable in some cases22366.4
2) Unacceptable in all cases11032.7
8) DK/No opinion3.9
Missing671 
TOTAL336100.0
78) As part of the U.S. campaign against terrorism, please tell me if you think each item I name is acceptable in some cases as a method of getting information from prisoners, or is unacceptable in all cases. Withholding food and water. [QUESTIONS SLEPMETD, FOODMETD, HARMMETD, SHCKMETD ASKED OF ONE-THIRD OF SAMPLE] (FOODMETD)
TOTAL%
1) Acceptable in some cases12838
2) Unacceptable in all cases20560.8
8) DK/No opinion41.2
Missing670 
TOTAL337100.0
79) As part of the U.S. campaign against terrorism, please tell me if you think each item I name is acceptable in some cases as a method of getting information from prisoners, or is unacceptable in all cases. Threatening to harm the suspect s family members. [QUESTIONS SLEPMETD, FOODMETD, HARMMETD, SHCKMETD ASKED OF ONE-THIRD OF SAMPLE] (HARMMETD)
TOTAL%
1) Acceptable in some cases6419
2) Unacceptable in all cases27180.4
8) DK/No opinion2.6
Missing670 
TOTAL337100.0
80) As part of the U.S. campaign against terrorism, please tell me if you think each item I name is acceptable in some cases as a method of getting information from prisoners, or is unacceptable in all cases. Applying electric shocks to the suspect. [QUESTIONS SLEPMETD, FOODMETD, HARMMETD, SHCKMETD ASKED OF ONE-THIRD OF SAMPLE] (SHCKMETD)
TOTAL%
1) Acceptable in some cases5616.6
2) Unacceptable in all cases27581.6
8) DK/No opinion61.8
Missing671 
TOTAL337100.0
81) As part of the U.S. campaign against terrorism, please tell me if you think each item I name is acceptable in some cases as a method of getting information from prisoners, or is unacceptable in all cases. Making the suspect go naked. [QUESTIONS NAKDMETD, NOISMETD, WATRMETD, SHOTMETD ASKED OF ONE-THIRD OF SAMPLE] (NAKDMETD)
TOTAL%
1) Acceptable in some cases8225.1
2) Unacceptable in all cases24274
8) DK/No opinion3.9
Missing671 
TOTAL327100.0
82) As part of the U.S. campaign against terrorism, please tell me if you think each item I name is acceptable in some cases as a method of getting information from prisoners, or is unacceptable in all cases. Bombarding the suspect with loud noise for long periods of time. [QUESTIONS NAKDMETD, NOISMETD, WATRMETD, SHOTMETD ASKED OF ONE-THIRD OF SAMPLE] (NOISMETD)
TOTAL%
1) Acceptable in some cases17553.8
2) Unacceptable in all cases14644.9
8) DK/No opinion41.2
Missing672 
TOTAL325100.0
83) As part of the U.S. campaign against terrorism, please tell me if you think each item I name is acceptable in some cases as a method of getting information from prisoners, or is unacceptable in all cases. Holding the suspect s head under water. [QUESTIONS NAKDMETD, NOISMETD, WATRMETD, SHOTMETD ASKED OF ONE-THIRD OF SAMPLE] (WATRMETD)
TOTAL%
1) Acceptable in some cases7021.3
2) Unacceptable in all cases25477.4
8) DK/No opinion41.2
Missing671 
TOTAL328100.0
84) As part of the U.S. campaign against terrorism, please tell me if you think each item I name is acceptable in some cases as a method of getting information from prisoners, or is unacceptable in all cases. Threatening to shoot the suspect. [QUESTIONS NAKDMETD, NOISMETD, WATRMETD, SHOTMETD ASKED OF ONE-THIRD OF SAMPLE] (SHOTMETD)
TOTAL%
1) Acceptable in some cases13240.7
2) Unacceptable in all cases18657.4
8) DK/No opinion61.9
Missing673 
TOTAL324100.0
85) As part of the U.S. campaign against terrorism, please tell me if you think each item I name is acceptable in some cases as a method of getting information from prisoners, or is unacceptable in all cases. Keeping a hood over the suspect s head for long periods of time. [QUESTIONS HOODMETD, HUMLMETD, HEATMETD, KICKMETD ASKED OF ONE-THIRD OF SAMPLE] (HOODMETD)
TOTAL%
1) Acceptable in some cases19257.1
2) Unacceptable in all cases14041.7
8) DK/No opinion41.2
Missing674 
TOTAL336100.0
86) As part of the U.S. campaign against terrorism, please tell me if you think each item I name is acceptable in some cases as a method of getting information from prisoners, or is unacceptable in all cases. Sexually humiliating the suspect. [QUESTIONS HOODMETD, HUMLMETD, HEATMETD, KICKMETD ASKED OF ONE-THIRD OF SAMPLE] (HUMLMETD)
TOTAL%
1) Acceptable in some cases5215.4
2) Unacceptable in all cases28384
8) DK/No opinion2.6
Missing673 
TOTAL337100.0
87) As part of the U.S. campaign against terrorism, please tell me if you think each item I name is acceptable in some cases as a method of getting information from prisoners, or is unacceptable in all cases. Exposing the suspect to extreme heat or cold.[QUESTIONS HOODMETD, HUMLMETD, HEATMETD, KICKMETD ASKED OF ONE-THIRD OF SAMPLE] (HEATMETD)
TOTAL%
1) Acceptable in some cases13540.2
2) Unacceptable in all cases19457.7
8) DK/No opinion72.1
Missing675 
TOTAL336100.0
88) As part of the U.S. campaign against terrorism, please tell me if you think each item I name is acceptable in some cases as a method of getting information from prisoners, or is unacceptable in all cases. Punching or kicking the suspect. [QUESTIONS HOODMETD, HUMLMETD, HEATMETD, KICKMETD ASKED OF ONE-THIRD OF SAMPLE] (KICKMETD)
TOTAL%
1) Acceptable in some cases9829.1
2) Unacceptable in all cases23268.8
8) DK/No opinion72.1
Missing674 
TOTAL337100.0
89) 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 in all cases23023
2) Legal in most cases30930.9
3) Illegal in most cases23323.3
4) Illegal in all cases20520.5
8) DK/No opinion242.4
Missing5 
TOTAL1001100.0
90) Would you support or oppose the Catholic church denying communion to Catholic politicians who are in favor of legal abortion? (DENYCOMM)
TOTAL%
1) Support21221.7
2) Oppose66367.7
8) DK/No opinion10410.6
Missing26 
TOTAL979100.0
91) In general, do you think religious leaders should or should not try to influence politicians in their positions on the issues? (RELGINFL)
TOTAL%
1) Should35034.9
2) Should not64063.7
8) DK/No opinion141.4
Missing2 
TOTAL1004100.0
92) Generally speaking, do you usually think of yourself as: A Democrat, A Republican, An Independent, or what? (PARTYID)
TOTAL%
1) A Democrat35135.2
2) A Republican27827.9
3) An Independent30030.1
4) Or what?616.1
8) DK/No opinion7.7
Missing8 
TOTAL997100.0
93) [ASK ONLY IF PARTYID=3 AN INDEPENDENT, 4 OR WHAT?, OR 8 DK/NO OPINION ] Do you lean more towards the: Democratic Party or Republican Party? (PRTYLEAN)
TOTAL%
1) Democratic Party16143.6
2) Or, Republican Party12333.3
3) (VOL) Neither8021.7
8) DK/No opinion51.4
Missing638 
TOTAL369100.0
94) Leaned Party ID (PARTLEA2)
TOTAL%
1) Leaned Democrat51251.3
2) Leaned Republican40140.1
3) Independent585.8
4) Other232.3
8) DK/No Opinion5.5
Missing6 
TOTAL999100.0
95) Are you registered to vote at your present address, or not? (REGVOTE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes80480.5
2) No19519.5
Missing5 
TOTAL999100.0
96) As you may know, around half the public does not vote in presidential elections. How about you - did you vote in the presidential election in November 2000, when George W. Bush ran against Al Gore, or did you skip that one? (VOTE2000)
TOTAL%
1) Yes73173
2) No26526.5
8) DK/No opinion5.5
Missing4 
TOTAL1001100.0
97) [ASK ONLY IF VOTE=1 YES ] Which candidate did you vote for? (VOTECAND)
TOTAL%
1) Bush37353
2) Gore29141.3
3) Nader152.1
4) Buchanan4.6
5) Other111.6
8) DK/No opinion101.4
Missing236 
TOTAL704100.0
98) Would you say your views on most political matters are liberal, moderate, or conservative? (IDEOLOGY)
TOTAL%
1) Liberal20120.2
2) Moderate42042.1
3) Conservative35936
4) (VOL)Don't think in those terms101
8) DK/No opinion7.7
Missing8 
TOTAL997100.0
99) What was the last grade of school you completed? (EDUC)
TOTAL%
1) 8th grade or less272.7
2) Some high school13213.2
3) Graduated high school/Technical school32032
4) Some college22322.3
5) Graduated College20920.9
6) Post graduate878.7
8) DK/No opinion1.1
Missing5 
TOTAL999100.0
100) [ASK ONLY IF EDUC=5 GRADUATED COLLEGE ] Was that an associate's degree, a bachelor's degree, or what? (DEGREE)
TOTAL%
2) Bachelors degree17583.7
3) Other3416.3
Missing746 
TOTAL209100.0
101) Education Breaks (EDBREAKS)
TOTAL%
1) Less than high school15915.9
2) Graduated high school32032.1
3) Some college +51952
Missing6 
TOTAL998100.0
102) What is your age? (AGE)
TOTAL%
18) 191.9
19) 161.6
20) 8.8
21) 161.6
22) 191.9
23) 151.5
24) 232.3
25) 252.5
26) 141.4
27) 181.8
28) 222.2
29) 181.8
30) 171.7
31) 212.1
32) 8.8
33) 181.8
34) 303
35) 242.4
36) 191.9
37) 171.7
38) 131.3
39) 252.5
40) 252.5
41) 212.1
42) 191.9
43) 282.8
44) 151.5
45) 252.5
46) 181.8
47) 171.7
48) 141.4
49) 141.4
50) 282.8
51) 141.4
52) 202
53) 151.5
54) 121.2
55) 151.5
56) 141.4
57) 141.4
58) 121.2
59) 171.7
60) 252.5
61) 111.1
62) 101
63) 101
64) 131.3
65) 101
66) 6.6
67) 8.8
68) 5.5
69) 6.6
70) 171.7
71) 9.9
72) 121.2
73) 9.9
74) 121.2
75) 5.5
76) 3.3
77) 9.9
78) 5.5
79) 4.4
81) 4.4
82) 101
83) 6.6
84) 4.4
85) 6.6
86) 2.2
87) 2.2
88) 1.1
90) 1.1
Missing14 
TOTAL987100.0
103) Age break (AGE4)
TOTAL%
1) 18-3023023.3
2) 31-4428328.6
3) 45-6027527.8
4) 61+20120.3
Missing14 
TOTAL989100.0
104) Age break (AGE5)
TOTAL%
1) 18-2921221.4
2) 30-3919319.5
3) 40-4919619.8
4) 50-6423123.4
5) 65+15715.9
Missing14 
TOTAL989100.0
105) What, if anything, is your religion? (RELIGION)
TOTAL%
1) Agnostic9.9
2) Atheist4.4
3) Baptist14114.2
4) Catholic/Roman Catholic22622.8
6) Episcopalian111.1
7) Jewish141.4
8) Lutheran353.5
9) Methodist474.7
10) Pentecostal151.5
11) Presbyterian212.1
12) Protestant11111.2
13) Southern Baptist2.2
14) NONE13313.4
15) OTHER4.4
21) Christian (Protestant)747.5
22) Christian (Non-Protestant)11011.1
23) Other Non-Christian191.9
24) Islam/Muslim1.1
25) Mormon/Latter Day Saints8.8
99) DK/No opinion8.8
Missing14 
TOTAL993100.0
106) [ASK ONLY IF RELIGION=15 OTHER ] Code response into one of the following, or record verbatim. (RELIG2)
TOTAL%
-5) No answer11.4
2) Buddhist11.4
3) Church of Christ11.4
4) Church of God22.9
6) Hindu45.7
8) Jehovah's Witness22.9
14) Non-Denominational1521.4
15) Orthodox (Any Mention)57.1
16) Pagans22.9
18) Seventh Day Adventist22.9
19) Spiritualist/Spiritual11.4
20) Unitarian/Universalist34.3
21) Wiccan22.9
22) OTHER (SPECIFY)2941.4
Missing934 
TOTAL70100.0
107) [ASK ONLY IF RELIG2=14 NON-DENOMINATIONAL .] Is that a Christian religion or not? (CHRISTIA)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1593.8
2) No16.3
Missing991 
TOTAL16100.0
108) [ASK ONLY IF CHRISTIA=1 YES ] Is that a Protestant denomination, or not? (PROT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes7242.9
2) No8953
8) DK/No opinion74.2
Missing852 
TOTAL168100.0
109) Religion Nets (RELINETS)
TOTAL%
1) Protestant45646
2) Catholic22622.8
3) Christian (Non-Protestant)11711.8
4) Other Non-Christian383.8
5) None14614.7
8) Don t Know8.8
Missing14 
TOTAL991100.0
110) [ASK ONLY IF RELIGION=3,4,5,6,8,9,10,11,12,13,21,22,25 (BAPTIST, CATHOLIC/ROMAN CATHOLIC, CHRISTIAN, EPISCOPALIAN, LUTHERAN, METHODIST, PENTECOSTAL, PRESBYTERIAN, PROTESTANT, SOUTHERN BAPTIST, CHRISTIAN (PROTESTANT), CHRISTIAN (NON-PROTESTANT), MORMON/LATTER DAY SAINTS) OR IF RELIG2=22 OTHER (SPECIFY) .] Would you consider yourself a born-again or evangelical Christian, or not? (BRNAGAIN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes39549.4
2) No39449.3
8) DK/No opinion101.3
Missing203 
TOTAL799100.0
111) 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? (CHURCH)
TOTAL%
1) At least once a week33133.4
2) A few times a month17617.7
3) Less often than that43143.4
4) (VOL) Never535.3
8) DK/No Opinion1.1
Missing13 
TOTAL992100.0
112) Are you, or is anyone in your household, a military veteran? (MILITVET)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, respondent is veteran15015.1
2) Yes, other household member is veteran19319.4
3) Yes, both respondent and other household member9.9
4) No veterans in household63864.1
8) DK/No opinion6.6
Missing9 
TOTAL996100.0
113) 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) White76076.7
2) Black10110.2
3) White Hispanic494.9
4) Black Hispanic5.5
5) Hispanic (no race given)151.5
6) Asian101
7) Other race515.1
Missing15 
TOTAL991100.0
114) What was the total combined income, before taxes, for all the members of your household last year? You can stop me when I get to the right category. Was it less than 20 thousand dollars, 20 to 35 thousand, 35 to 50 thousand, 50 to 75 thousand, 75 to 100 thousand, or more than 100 thousand? (INCOME)
TOTAL%
1) Less than 20 thousand dollars11712.9
2) 20 to 35 thousand16618.3
3) 35 to 50 thousand18220
4) 50 to 75 thousand16418.1
5) 75 to 100 thousand11312.4
6) Or more than 100 thousand11913.1
8) DK/No opinion475.2
Missing101 
TOTAL908100.0
115) May a reporter from ABC NEWS or THE WASHINGTON POST call you to talk about some of the things we've been discussing? [ASKED OF EVERY 3RD RESPONDENT] (CALL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes19758.6
2) No13640.5
8) DK/No opinion3.9
Missing673 
TOTAL336100.0
116) Gender of respondent (GENDER)
TOTAL%
1) Male48448.2
2) Female52151.8
TOTAL1005100.0
117) Weight Variable (WEIGHT)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL10.573
118) Region (for use with online analysis) (I-REG4)
TOTAL%
1) Northeast (Census Division 1,2)19919.8
2) Midwest (Census Division 3,4)22122
3) South (Census Division 5,6,7)36736.5
4) West (Census Division 8,9)21921.8
TOTAL1006100.0
119) Gender of respondent (for use with online analysis) (I-GENDER)
TOTAL%
1) Male48448.2
2) Female52151.8
TOTAL1005100.0
120) Age break (for use with online analysis) (I-AGE4)
TOTAL%
1) 18-3023023.3
2) 31-4428328.6
3) 45-6027527.8
4) 61+20120.3
Missing14 
TOTAL989100.0
121) 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) White76076.7
1) Black10110.2
2) Hispanic697
3) Other616.2
Missing15 
TOTAL991100.0
122) What was the last grade of school you completed? (recoded for use with online analysis) (I-EDUC)
TOTAL%
0) Less HS15915.9
1) HS Grad32032.1
2) Some Coll22322.3
3) Coll Grad20920.9
4) Post Grad878.7
Missing6 
TOTAL998100.0
123) Religion Nets (recoded for use with online analysis) (I-RELINETS)
TOTAL%
0) Protest45646.4
1) Catholic22623
2) ChrNonProt11711.9
3) OtherNonCh383.9
4) None14614.9
Missing17 
TOTAL983100.0
124) 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? (recoded for use with online analysis) (I-CHURCH)
TOTAL%
0) 1 per week33133.4
1) Few month17617.8
2) Less often43143.5
3) Never535.3
Missing14 
TOTAL991100.0