American Religious Identification Survey, 2008

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All frequencies weighted by 3) POPWGHT;
(The number of missing cases reported in the codebook are unweighted)
1) Case ID (CASEID)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL228023399.4031755.74
2) Week (WEEK)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL2280780.03206.13
3) Population weight (POPWGHT)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL0.0420.06
4) State (STATE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL0
5) DMA (DMA)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL2280623.74114.59
6) Neilsen (NEILSEN)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL0
7) County code (COUNTYC)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL228086.4999.50
8) ADI (ADI)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL2280161.48136.61
9) Metro (METRO)
TOTAL%
1) Center City (Metro)78434.4
2) Center City Country (Metro)48421.2
3) Suburban (Metro)54323.8
4) Non-Center City (Metro)1014.4
5) Non-Metro36816.1
TOTAL2280100.0
10) Region (REGION)
TOTAL%
1) North East40917.9
2) North Central50021.9
3) South85337.4
4) West51722.7
TOTAL2279100.0
11) Division (DIVISION)
TOTAL%
1) New England1114.9
2) Mid Atlantic29813.1
3) East North Central34815.3
4) West North Central1526.7
5) South Atlantic45019.7
6) East South Central1355.9
7) West South Central26911.8
8) Mountain1546.8
9) Pacific36315.9
TOTAL2280100.0
12) Is your home owned or rented? (OWNHOME)
TOTAL%
1) Owned162071
2) Rented60926.7
8) Don't know16.7
9) Refused361.6
TOTAL2281100.0
13) Marital status (MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Single, that is never married47620.9
2) Single, living with a partner1466.4
3) Married117751.6
4) Separated552.4
5) Widowed1757.7
6) Divorced2129.3
9) Refused391.7
TOTAL2280100.0
14) Would you consider yourself to be the (male/female) head of this household? (HEADHH)
TOTAL%
1) Yes189082.9
2) No35715.7
8) Don't know8.4
9) Refused261.1
TOTAL2281100.0
15) Employment status (EMPLOY)
TOTAL%
1) Full-time107046.9
2) Part-time27512.1
3) Retired39217.2
4) Housewife1566.8
5) Student853.7
6) Temporarily unemployed1456.4
7) Disabled/Handicapped1024.5
8) Other not employed221
9) Refused331.4
TOTAL2280100.0
16) Including yourself, how many people are there living in your household? (HHCOMP)
TOTAL%
1) One33014.5
2) Two66429.1
3) Three40417.7
4) Four42818.8
5) Five23010.1
6) Six984.3
7) Seven361.6
8) Eight or more331.4
9) Refused582.5
TOTAL2281100.0
17) How many of these are adults, 18 or older? (ADULTS)
TOTAL%
1) One40317.9
2) Two113250.2
3) Three35515.7
4) Four24711
5) Five572.5
6) Six16.7
7) Seven5.2
8) Eight or more6.3
9) Refused331.5
Missing107 
TOTAL2254100.0
18) How many of these adults are male? (ADULTM)
TOTAL%
0) None35115.8
1) One136861.6
2) Two37616.9
3) Three974.4
4) Four21.9
5) Five3.1
6) Six3.1
7) Seven00
8) Eight or more2.1
9) Refused10
Missing1003 
TOTAL2222100.0
19) How many of these adults are female? (ADULTF)
TOTAL%
0) None22710.2
1) One147566.4
2) Two41118.5
3) Three894
4) Four14.6
5) Five2.1
6) Six10
7) Seven10
8) Eight or more00
9) Refused2.1
Missing1003 
TOTAL2222100.0
20) How many are children 12 to 17? (KIDS1217)
TOTAL%
0) None43850.8
1) One28733.3
2) Two10412.1
3) Three212.4
4) Four4.5
5) Five1.1
6) Six00
9) Refused7.8
Missing39490 
TOTAL862100.0
21) How many are children six to 11? (KIDS611)
TOTAL%
0) None47354.9
1) One25729.8
2) Two10211.8
3) Three192.2
4) Four3.3
5) Five00
6) Six00
7) Seven00
9) Refused7.8
Missing39490 
TOTAL861100.0
22) How many are children under six? (KIDS06)
TOTAL%
0) None47254.9
1) One24929
2) Two10912.7
3) Three212.4
4) Four2.2
5) Five00
6) Six00
9) Refused7.8
Missing39490 
TOTAL860100.0
23) What is your age? (AGE)
TOTAL%
18) 18753.3
19) 19441.9
20) 20371.6
21) 21321.4
22) 22291.3
23) 23331.4
24) 24311.4
25) 25482.1
26) 26321.4
27) 27371.6
28) 28502.2
29) 29331.4
30) 30522.3
31) 31361.6
32) 32462
33) 33421.8
34) 34472.1
35) 35431.9
36) 36341.5
37) 37391.7
38) 38401.8
39) 39361.6
40) 40672.9
41) 41341.5
42) 42472.1
43) 43452
44) 44452
45) 45462
46) 46351.5
47) 47401.8
48) 48411.8
49) 49381.7
50) 50662.9
51) 51381.7
52) 52452
53) 53381.7
54) 54421.8
55) 55381.7
56) 56321.4
57) 57331.4
58) 58351.5
59) 59301.3
60) 60472.1
61) 61281.2
62) 62331.4
63) 63231
64) 64271.2
65) 65291.3
66) 6619.8
67) 6719.8
68) 6819.8
69) 6916.7
70) 70271.2
71) 7115.7
72) 7218.8
73) 7317.7
74) 7417.7
75) 7516.7
76) 7612.5
77) 7715.7
78) 7813.6
79) 7910.4
80) 8017.7
81) 819.4
82) 8210.4
83) 839.4
84) 848.4
85) 858.4
86) 866.3
87) 876.3
88) 884.2
89) 892.1
90) 903.1
91) 9110
92) 9210
93) 9310
94) 9410
95) 9500
96) 9600
97) 9700
98) 9800
99) Refused421.8
TOTAL2279100.0
24) What is the last grade of school you completed? (EDUC)
TOTAL%
1) Less than high school graduate37716.5
2) High school graduate64128.1
3) Some college59226
4) Graduated college36916.2
5) Graduate school or more1838
6) Technical school/other562.5
9) Refused622.7
TOTAL2280100.0
25) Is your total annual household income from all sources, and before taxes: (INCOME)
TOTAL%
1) Less than $10,0001617.1
2) $10,000 but less than $15,0001255.5
3) $15,000 but less than $20,0001175.1
4) $20,000 but less than $25,0001124.9
5) $25,000 but less than $30,0001165.1
6) $30,000 but less than $40,0002008.8
7) $40,000 but less than $50,0001426.2
8) $50,000 but less than $75,00029112.8
9) $75,000 but less than $100,0002239.8
10) $100,000 or more29412.9
13) $50,000 and over592.6
14) Under $50,000893.9
98) Don't know1024.5
99) Refused24810.9
TOTAL2279100.0
26) Race of respondent (RACE)
TOTAL%
1) White non-Hispanic150666.1
3) Black non-Hispanic25211.1
5) White Hispanic31413.8
6) Black Hispanic14.6
7) Unspecified341.5
8) Other race251.1
9) Asian/Oriental/Chinese/Japanese361.6
10) Native American/American Indian/Alaskan Native361.6
11) Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander4.2
12) Refused592.6
TOTAL2280100.0
27) Generally speaking, do you usually think of yourself as: (POLAFFIL)
TOTAL%
0) Other371.6
1) A Republican54323.8
2) A Democrat75633.2
3) An Independent69430.5
8) Don't know1124.9
9) Refused1376
TOTAL2279100.0
28) Are you registered to vote at your present address? (REGVOTE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes172375.6
2) No47720.9
8) Don't know14.6
9) Refused662.9
TOTAL2280100.0
29) Besides the telephone number I reached you on, how many other telephone numbers, if any, does your household have? (OTHTEL)
TOTAL%
0) None174576.6
1) One25911.4
2) Two662.9
3) Three803.5
4) Four or more552.4
9) Refused743.2
TOTAL2279100.0
30) Enter sex of respondent (SEX)
TOTAL%
1) Male109748.1
2) Female118351.9
TOTAL2280100.0
31) What is your religion, if any? (DO NOT READ LIST) (IF NECESSARY 'Whatever religious group you identify with') (RELIG)
TOTAL%
1) Catholic, Roman Catholic56024.6
2) Baptist24910.9
3) American Baptist5.2
4) Free Will Baptist3.1
5) Full Gospel Baptist3.1
6) Southern Baptist18.8
7) Other Baptist2.1
8) Protestant1396.1
9) Methodist/Wesleyan502.2
10) African Methodist2.1
11) Free Methodist2.1
12) United Methodist21.9
13) Other Methodist10
14) Lutheran642.8
15) Evangelical Lutheran10
16) Other Lutheran00
17) Christian38416.8
18) Presbyterian271.2
19) Pentecostal381.7
20) Episcopalian/Anglican17.7
21) Mormon/Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints301.3
22) Churches of Christ9.4
23) Jehovah's Witnesses19.8
24) Seventh-day Adventist7.3
25) Assemblies of God10
26) Holiness/Holy3.1
27) Congregational/United Church of Christ10
28) Church of Nazarene10
29) Church of God2.1
30) Orthodox (Eastern, Greek, Russian, Armenian, etc.)6.3
31) Evangelical10.4
32) Mennonite2.1
33) Christian Science3.1
34) Church of the Brethren10
35) Born again10
36) Non-denominational Christian381.7
37) Disciples of Christ00
38) Reformed/Dutch Reformed00
39) Apostolic/New Apostolic6.3
40) Quaker/Friends10
41) Full Gospel00
42) Christian Reform00
43) Foursquare Gospel00
44) Fundamentalist00
45) Salvation Army00
46) Independent Christian Church00
47) Charismatic00
60) Jewish, Judaism271.2
61) Muslim/Islamic13.6
62) Buddhist12.5
63) Unitarian/Universalist6.3
64) Hindu6.3
65) Native American2.1
66) Scientologist00
67) Baha'i00
68) Taoist10
69) New Age00
70) Eckanar00
71) Rastafarian10
72) Sikh10
73) Wiccan3.1
74) Deity00
75) Druid00
77) Pagan3.1
78) Spiritualist4.2
79) Other16.7
90) Atheist16.7
91) Agnostic20.9
92) Humanist10
93) Secular00
94) Ethical culture00
95) No religion/none30313.3
98) Don't know231
99) Refused954.2
TOTAL2280100.0
32) (ASK IF RELIG=17 'Christian') Which denomination is that? (DO NOT READ) (RELIG2)
TOTAL%
1) Catholic, Roman Catholic112.9
2) Baptist5213.5
3) American Baptist1.3
4) Free Will Baptist1.3
5) Full Gospel Baptist00
6) Southern Baptist41
7) Other Baptist1.3
8) Protestant153.9
9) Methodist/Wesleyan143.6
10) African Methodist00
11) Free Methodist00
12) United Methodist41
13) Other Methodist00
14) Lutheran123.1
15) Evangelical Lutheran1.3
16) Other Lutheran00
17) Christian8923.1
18) Presbyterian92.3
19) Pentecostal133.4
20) Episcopalian/Anglican41
21) Mormon/Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints2.5
22) Churches of Christ71.8
23) Jehovah's Witnesses00
24) Seventh-day Adventist2.5
25) Assemblies of God51.3
26) Holiness/Holy1.3
27) Congregational/United Church of Christ2.5
28) Church of the Nazarene1.3
29) Church of God3.8
30) Orthodox (Eastern, Greek, Russian, Armenian, etc.)2.5
31) Evangelical51.3
32) Mennonite2.5
33) Christian Science00
34) Church of the Brethren1.3
35) Born Again3.8
36) Non-denominational Christian359.1
37) Disciples of Christ2.5
38) Reformed/Dutch Reformed00
39) Apostolic/New Apostolic3.8
40) Quaker/Friends00
41) Full Gospel1.3
42) Christian Reform3.8
43) Foursquare Gospel1.3
44) Fundamentalist00
45) Salvation Army00
46) Independent Christian Church1.3
47) Charismatic1.3
63) Unitarian/Universalist00
69) New Age00
96) Other61.6
97) None/Just Christian4511.7
98) Don't know174.4
99) Refused3.8
Missing46219 
TOTAL385100.0
33) (ASK IF RELIG=8 'Protestant') Which denomination is that? (DO NOT READ) (RELIG3)
TOTAL%
1) Catholic, Roman Catholic1.7
2) Baptist2014.7
3) American Baptist00
4) Free Will Baptist00
5) Full Gospel Baptist00
6) Southern Baptist1.7
7) Other Baptist00
8) Protestant2014.7
9) Methodist/Wesleyan128.8
10) African Methodist00
11) Free Methodist1.7
12) United Methodist53.7
13) Other Methodist00
14) Lutheran85.9
15) Evangelical Lutheran00
16) Other Lutheran00
17) Christian96.6
18) Presbyterian118.1
19) Pentecostal32.2
20) Episcopalian/Anglican32.2
21) Mormon/Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints00
22) Churches of Christ32.2
24) Seventh-day Adventist00
25) Assemblies of God32.2
26) Holiness/Holy00
27) Congregational/United Church of Christ42.9
28) Church of the Nazarene1.7
29) Church of God21.5
30) Orthodox (Eastern, Greek, Russian, Armenian, etc.)00
31) Evangelical1.7
32) Mennonite1.7
33) Christian Science00
34) Church of the Brethren00
35) Born again00
36) Non-denominational Christian64.4
37) Disciples of Christ1.7
38) Reformed/Dutch Reformed1.7
39) Apostolic/New Apostolic1.7
40) Quaker/Friends00
41) Full Gospel00
42) Christian Reform1.7
43) Foursquare Gospel00
44) Fundamentalist00
45) Salvation Army00
46) Independent Christian Church00
47) Charismatic00
63) Unitarian/Universalist00
96) Other21.5
97) None/Just Protestant96.6
98) Don't know53.7
99) Refused1.7
Missing49307 
TOTAL136100.0
34) Enter sex of respondent (for use with online analysis) (I-SEX)
TOTAL%
1) Male109748.1
2) Female118351.9
TOTAL2280100.0
35) Marital status (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Single62227.7
2) Married117752.5
3) Separated, widowed or divorced44319.8
Missing703 
TOTAL2242100.0
36) What is the last grade of school you completed? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-EDUC)
TOTAL%
1) Less than high school graduate37717
2) High school graduate64128.9
3) Some college, technical school or other64829.2
4) Graduated college36916.6
5) Graduate school or more1838.3
Missing732 
TOTAL2218100.0
37) Generally speaking, do you usually think of yourself as: (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-PARTYID)
TOTAL%
1) A Republican54326.7
2) A Democrat75637.2
3) An Independent or other affiliation73236
Missing4376 
TOTAL2031100.0
38) What is your religion, if any? (DO NOT READ LIST) (IF NECESSARY 'Whatever religious group you identify with') (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-RELIGION)
TOTAL%
1) Protestant109550.6
2) Catholic56025.9
3) Other religion1697.8
4) Nothing in particular, agnostic or atheist33915.7
Missing2996 
TOTAL2163100.0