Post-Election American Values Survey, 2012

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All frequencies weighted by 84) WEIGHT;
(The number of missing cases reported in the codebook are unweighted)
1) CaseID (CASEID)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL141028121.3718076.34
2) Interview date (IVDATE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL1410121108.571.20
3) Form identification number (FORM)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL14101.500.50
4) Do you think things in this country are generally going in the right direction or do you feel things have gotten pretty seriously off on the wrong track? (q1) (RIGHTDIR)
TOTAL%
1) Right direction67047.5
2) Wrong track69449.2
3) Mixed191.3
9) Don't know/Refused271.9
TOTAL1410100.0
5) Thinking about the 2012 presidential election...A lot of people have been telling us they didn't get a chance to vote in this election. How about you? Did things come up that kept you from voting or did you happen to vote? (q2) (VOTE1)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, voted124488.2
2) No, did not vote15511
3) Not eligible to vote9.6
9) Don't know/Refused2.1
TOTAL1410100.0
6) If voted, ask: Most people cast their votes on Election Day, but many were able to vote before Election Day. What about you? Did you vote ON Election Day or BEFORE Election Day? (q3) (VOTE2)
TOTAL%
1) On Election Day79263.7
2) Before Election Day45236.3
Missing186 
TOTAL1244100.0
7) If voted and if parent with children under 18 living at home, ask: Did you bring any of your children with you to the voting booth when you went to vote or not? (booth) (VBOOTH)
TOTAL%
1) Yes9024.1
2) No26871.7
3) No, Voted by mail164.3
Missing1148 
TOTAL374100.0
8) If voted, ask: When did you finally decide how you would vote in this election? (q4) (VOTE3)
TOTAL%
1) On Election Day514.1
2) The week before Election Day564.5
3) Sometime in the last month22217.9
4) In the last six months29123.4
5) Before that62049.9
9) Don't know/Refused3.2
Missing186 
TOTAL1243100.0
9) If voted, ask: Did you happen to vote for [INSERT; RANDOMIZE], [INSERT], or some other candidate? (q5) (VOTE4)
TOTAL%
1) Barack Obama, the Democrat62550.2
2) Mitt Romney, the Republican59647.9
3) Independent/Third Party candidate11.9
4) Did not vote00
9) Don't know/Refused121
Missing186 
TOTAL1244100.0
10) If voted, ask: And in the race for Congress, did you happen to vote for the [INSERT AND ROTATE] or the [INSERT] in your election district? (q6) (VOTE5)
TOTAL%
1) Democratic candidate59047.5
2) Republican candidate56145.1
3) Other/Third Party171.4
4) Did not vote362.9
9) Don't know/Refused393.1
Missing186 
TOTAL1243100.0
11) And thinking about your vote for president. If voted for Obama, ask: Would you say that your vote for Barack Obama was more of a vote for Obama or a vote against Mitt Romney? (q7) (VOTE6)
TOTAL%
1) Vote for Obama47375.8
2) Vote against Romney8313.3
3) Both6610.6
9) Don't know/Refused2.3
Missing823 
TOTAL624100.0
12) And thinking about your vote for president. If voted for Romney, ask: Would you say that your vote for Mitt Romney was more of a vote for Romney or a vote against Barack Obama? (q8) (VOTE7)
TOTAL%
1) Vote for Romney30951.9
2) Vote against Obama22237.3
3) Both599.9
9) Don't know/Refused5.8
Missing855 
TOTAL595100.0
13) If married or have a partner, ask: Thinking of your spouse or partner, did your spouse or partner vote for Mitt Romney, the Republican, Barack Obama the Democrat, some other candidate, or were they not able to vote? (svote) (SPOUSEV)
TOTAL%
1) Mitt Romney33540.2
2) Barack Obama26732.1
3) Independent/Third Party candidate6.7
4) Did not vote13916.7
9) Don't know/Refused8610.3
Missing580 
TOTAL833100.0
14) Did anyone call or talk to you in person on behalf of either major presidential campaign about coming out to vote? If yes, ask: And were you contacted by the Obama campaign, the Romney campaign or both campaigns? (q9) (CANCALL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, contacted by Obama campaign only1067.5
2) Yes, contacted by Romney campaign only896.3
3) Yes, contacted by both campaigns22415.9
4) No, not contacted by either campaign95667.8
9) Don't know/Refused362.6
TOTAL1411100.0
15) If voted, ask: Thinking about the campaign, how important, if at all, were [INSERT; RANDOMIZE] in helping you make up your mind about who to support in this election - very important, somewhat important, not too important or not at all important? The debates between presidential candidates. (q10a) (DECIS1)
TOTAL%
1) Very important40132.2
2) Somewhat important39531.7
3) Not too important16213
4) Not at all important27121.8
9) Don't know/Refused161.3
Missing186 
TOTAL1245100.0
16) If voted, ask: Thinking about the campaign, how important, if at all, were [INSERT; RANDOMIZE] in helping you make up your mind about who to support in this election - very important, somewhat important, not too important or not at all important? Campaign commercials. (q10b) (DECIS2)
TOTAL%
1) Very important927.4
2) Somewhat important15112.1
3) Not too important23118.6
4) Not at all important74960.2
9) Don't know/Refused221.8
Missing186 
TOTAL1245100.0
17) If voted, ask: Thinking about the campaign, how important, if at all, were [INSERT; RANDOMIZE] in helping you make up your mind about who to support in this election - very important, somewhat important, not too important or not at all important? Things you have seen or read on Facebook. (q10c) (DECIS3)
TOTAL%
1) Very important927.4
2) Somewhat important816.5
3) Not too important14611.7
4) Not at all important73759.3
9) Don't know/Refused18715
Missing186 
TOTAL1243100.0
18) If voted, ask: Were you ever undecided about how to vote in this election or were you always sure who you would vote for? (q11) (UNDEC1)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, undecided25520.5
2) Always sure98779.3
9) Don't know/Refused2.2
Missing186 
TOTAL1244100.0
19) If voted and undecided or switched vote, ask: In just a few words what was most important in making your decision? (q12) (UNDEC2)
TOTAL%
1) Dislike of both parties/Frustration with government175.4
2) Social issues/Women's issues3511
3) The economy7323
4) General issues4714.8
5) Positive view of Obama/Democrats237.3
6) Positive view of Romney/Republicans134.1
7) Negative view of Obama/Democrats3511
8) Negative view of Romney/Republicans3210.1
9) Other [Specify]3711.7
99) Don't know/Refused51.6
Missing1100 
TOTAL317100.0
20) If voted and undecided or switched vote, ask: In just a few words what was the most important in making your decision? Other [Specify] (q12_open) (UNDECO)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL0
21) Which of the following best describes how you feel about the outcomes of this election? (q13) (ELECOUT)
TOTAL%
1) Satisfied43831
2) Excited30421.5
3) Disappointed28220
4) Worried32923.3
5) Angry342.4
6) Other12.9
9) Don't know/Refused12.9
TOTAL1411100.0
22) Regardless of who you support, is your overall opinion of [INSERT; RANDOMIZE] very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable? Mitt Romney (q14a) (CANOPNR)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable21815.5
2) Mostly favorable47633.7
3) Mostly unfavorable33323.6
4) Very unfavorable35124.9
5) Have not heard of1.1
9) Don't know/Refused322.3
TOTAL1411100.0
23) Regardless of who you support, is your overall opinion of [INSERT; RANDOMIZE] very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable? Barack Obama (q14b) (CANOPNO)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable37526.6
2) Mostly favorable42430
3) Mostly unfavorable22816.2
4) Very unfavorable36826.1
5) Have not heard of1.1
9) Don't know/Refused151.1
TOTAL1411100.0
24) Do you think Mitt Romney's political views are very conservative, conservative, moderate, liberal or very liberal? (q15) (ROMVIEW)
TOTAL%
1) Very conservative26418.7
2) Conservative51936.8
3) Moderate36626
4) Liberal715
5) Very liberal614.3
9) Don't know/Refused1299.1
TOTAL1410100.0
25) Do you think Barack Obama's political views are very conservative, conservative, moderate, liberal, or very liberal? (q16) (OBAVIEW)
TOTAL%
1) Very conservative473.3
2) Conservative1117.9
3) Moderate38527.3
4) Liberal35525.2
5) Very liberal45432.2
9) Don't know/Refused594.2
TOTAL1411100.0
26) Again, regardless of who you support. Thinking about the following characteristics and qualities, please say whether you think it applies more to [INSERT; RANDOMIZE] or more to [INSERT]. Is honest and trustworthy. (q17a) (POLCHAR1)
TOTAL%
1) Barack Obama70049.6
2) Mitt Romney53638
3) Neither1208.5
4) Both423
9) Don't know/Refused12.9
TOTAL1410100.0
27) Again, regardless of who you support. Thinking about the following characteristics and qualities, please say whether you think it applies more to [INSERT; RANDOMIZE] or more to [INSERT]. Is a strong and decisive leader. (q17b) (POLCHAR2)
TOTAL%
1) Barack Obama73952.4
2) Mitt Romney58441.4
3) Neither362.6
4) Both362.6
9) Don't know/Refused151.1
TOTAL1410100.0
28) Again, regardless of who you support. Thinking about the following characteristics and qualities, please say whether you think it applies more to [INSERT; RANDOMIZE] or more to [INSERT]. Has strong religious beliefs. (q17c) (POLCHAR3)
TOTAL%
1) Barack Obama33023.4
2) Mitt Romney88562.7
3) Neither231.6
4) Both1077.6
9) Don't know/Refused664.7
TOTAL1411100.0
29) Again, regardless of who you support. Thinking about the following characteristics and qualities, please say whether you think it applies more to [INSERT; RANDOMIZE] or more to [INSERT]. Understands the problems of poor Americans. (q17d) (POLCHAR4)
TOTAL%
1) Barack Obama89463.4
2) Mitt Romney39427.9
3) Neither886.2
4) Both141
9) Don't know/Refused201.4
TOTAL1410100.0
30) Again, regardless of who you support. Thinking about the following characteristics and qualities, please say whether you think it applies more to [INSERT; RANDOMIZE] or more to [INSERT]. Cares about people like you. (q17e) (POLCHAR5)
TOTAL%
1) Barack Obama77655
2) Mitt Romney53638
3) Neither664.7
4) Both181.3
9) Don't know/Refused151.1
TOTAL1411100.0
31) Again, regardless of who you support. Thinking about the following characteristics and qualities, please say whether you think it applies more to [INSERT; RANDOMIZE] or more to [INSERT]. Has a plan to get the economy moving. (q17f) (POLCHAR6)
TOTAL%
1) Barack Obama69149
2) Mitt Romney63845.2
3) Neither433
4) Both271.9
9) Don't know/Refused11.8
TOTAL1410100.0
32) Now, I am going to read you a list of things that people say are responsible for our current economic problems. Would you say [INSERT; RANDOMIZE] is very responsible, somewhat responsible, not too responsible or not at all responsible for the country's current economic problems. What about too much government regulation of business? (q18a) (ECONPRO1)
TOTAL%
1) Very responsible47833.9
2) Somewhat responsible43030.5
3) Not too responsible27019.1
4) Not at all responsible18513.1
9) Don't know/Refused473.3
TOTAL1410100.0
33) Now, I am going to read you a list of things that people say are responsible for our current economic problems. Would you say [INSERT; RANDOMIZE] is very responsible, somewhat responsible, not too responsible or not at all responsible for the country's current economic problems. What about corporations moving American jobs overseas? (q18b) (ECONPRO2)
TOTAL%
1) Very responsible55639.4
2) Somewhat responsible48334.2
3) Not too responsible18613.2
4) Not at all responsible15511
9) Don't know/Refused312.2
TOTAL1411100.0
34) Now, I am going to read you a list of things that people say are responsible for our current economic problems. Would you say [INSERT; RANDOMIZE] is very responsible, somewhat responsible, not too responsible or not at all responsible for the country's current economic problems. What about the economic policies of Barack Obama? (q18c) (ECONPRO3)
TOTAL%
1) Very responsible45532.3
2) Somewhat responsible41029.1
3) Not too responsible26819
4) Not at all responsible25317.9
9) Don't know/Refused241.7
TOTAL1410100.0
35) Now, I am going to read you a list of things that people say are responsible for our current economic problems. Would you say [INSERT; RANDOMIZE] is very responsible, somewhat responsible, not too responsible or not at all responsible for the country's current economic problems. What about the economic policies of George W. Bush? (q18d) (ECONPRO4)
TOTAL%
1) Very responsible50836
2) Somewhat responsible47133.4
3) Not too responsible23416.6
4) Not at all responsible16511.7
9) Don't know/Refused322.3
TOTAL1410100.0
36) Now, as I read some statements on a few different topics, please tell me if you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree or completely disagree with each one. Government is providing too many social services that should be left to religious groups and private charities. (q19a) (GOVHELP1)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree28220
2) Mostly agree39928.3
3) Mostly disagree39828.2
4) Completely disagree30921.9
9) Don't know/Refused211.5
TOTAL1409100.0
37) Now, as I read some statements on a few different topics, please tell me if you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree or completely disagree with each one. The government should do more to reduce the gap between the rich and poor. (q19b) (GOVHELP2)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree42830.4
2) Mostly agree42430.1
3) Mostly disagree26819
4) Completely disagree27619.6
9) Don't know/Refused13.9
TOTAL1409100.0
38) Now, as I read some statements on a few different topics, please tell me if you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree or completely disagree with each one. Over the past couple decades, the government has paid too much attention to the problems of blacks and other minorities. (q19c) (GOVHELP3)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree1369.6
2) Mostly agree30821.8
3) Mostly disagree53638
4) Completely disagree40328.6
9) Don't know/Refused282
TOTAL1411100.0
39) Now, as I read some statements on a few different topics, please tell me if you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree or completely disagree with each one. All in all, family life suffers when the woman has a full-time job. (q19d) (WOMJOB)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree18012.8
2) Mostly agree38227.1
3) Mostly disagree39928.3
4) Completely disagree40228.5
9) Don't know/Refused473.3
TOTAL1410100.0
40) Now, as I read some statements on a few different topics, please tell me if you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree or completely disagree with each one. Do you think the government should have acted to help the American auto industry or not? (q20) (GOVHELP4)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree83359.1
2) Mostly agree53137.7
3) Mostly disagree00
4) Completely disagree00
9) Don't know/Refused463.3
TOTAL1410100.0
41) Do you think [INSERT;RANDOMIZE] pay too much, too little or the right amount of taxes? People who have incomes of more than $250,000 a year (q21a) (PAYTAX1)
TOTAL%
1) Too much16912
2) Too little74152.6
3) Right amount40528.7
9) Don't know/Refused956.7
TOTAL1410100.0
42) Do you think [INSERT;RANDOMIZE] pay too much, too little or the right amount of taxes? People who have incomes of less than $30,000 a year (q21b) (PAYTAX2)
TOTAL%
1) Too much64045.4
2) Too little14510.3
3) Right amount52237
9) Don't know/Refused1037.3
TOTAL1410100.0
43) Do you think [INSERT;RANDOMIZE] pay too much, too little or the right amount of taxes? People like you (q21c) (PAYTAX3)
TOTAL%
1) Too much61043.3
2) Too little896.3
3) Right amount67948.2
9) Don't know/Refused322.3
TOTAL1410100.0
44) Which do you think is the best way to promote economic growth in the U.S.? (q22) (ECONGRO)
TOTAL%
1) Lower taxes on individuals and businesses and pay for those tax cuts by cutting spending on some government services and programs64445.7
2) Spend more on education and the nation's infrastructure, and raise taxes on wealthy individuals and businesses to pay for that spending67748
3) Both/Neither493.5
9) Don't know/Refused402.8
TOTAL1410100.0
45) Thinking about the nation's budget deficit, n your view, what is the best way to reduce the federal budget deficit? Should we mostly focus on cutting major programs, mostly focus on increasing taxes or should we do a combination of both? (q23) (NATBUDG)
TOTAL%
1) Cutting major programs25518.1
2) Increasing taxes775.5
3) Combination of both102072.4
4) Do not need/should not reduce deficit10.7
9) Don't know/Refused473.3
TOTAL1409100.0
46) Please tell me if you would favor or oppose each of the following to help reduce the nation's budget deficit. First, do you favor or oppose [INSERT;RANDOMIZE]? Cutting federal funding for social programs that help the poor (q24a) (REDDEF1)
TOTAL%
1) Favor42630.2
2) Oppose93166
9) Don't know/Refused533.8
TOTAL1410100.0
47) Please tell me if you would favor or oppose each of the following to help reduce the nation's budget deficit. First, do you favor or oppose [INSERT;RANDOMIZE]? Increasing taxes on Americans making at least $250,000 per year (q24b) (REDDEF2)
TOTAL%
1) Favor91264.7
2) Oppose46933.3
9) Don't know/Refused292.1
TOTAL1410100.0
48) Please tell me if you would favor or oppose each of the following to help reduce the nation's budget deficit. First, do you favor or oppose [INSERT;RANDOMIZE]? Eliminating tax breaks for large corporations (q24c) (REDDEF3)
TOTAL%
1) Favor76854.5
2) Oppose57640.9
9) Don't know/Refused664.7
TOTAL1410100.0
49) Please tell me if you would favor or oppose each of the following to help reduce the nation's budget deficit. First, do you favor or oppose [INSERT;RANDOMIZE]? Cutting funding for the military (q24d) (REDDEF4)
TOTAL%
1) Favor40328.6
2) Oppose98269.6
9) Don't know/Refused261.8
TOTAL1411100.0
50) As you may know, next month Congress will be holding a debate about the federal budget for the coming year, which will involve decisions over national priorities. How important do you think the following values or principles should be as guides for these decisions? Investing in the future (q25a) (BUDIMP1)
TOTAL%
1) The most important24917.6
2) Very important78255.4
3) Somewhat important28620.3
4) Not too important443.1
5) Not at all important221.6
9) Don't know/Refused282
TOTAL1411100.0
51) As you may know, next month Congress will be holding a debate about the federal budget for the coming year, which will involve decisions over national priorities. How important do you think the following values or principles should be as guides for these decisions? Protecting poor and vulnerable Americans (q25b) (BUDIMP2)
TOTAL%
1) The most important17412.3
2) Very important69849.5
3) Somewhat important43230.6
4) Not too important725.1
5) Not at all important211.5
9) Don't know/Refused13.9
TOTAL1410100.0
52) As you may know, next month Congress will be holding a debate about the federal budget for the coming year, which will involve decisions over national priorities. How important do you think the following values or principles should be as guides for these decisions? Promoting individual responsibility and self-sufficiency (q25c) (BUDIMP3)
TOTAL%
1) The most important28119.9
2) Very important71450.6
3) Somewhat important32623.1
4) Not too important463.3
5) Not at all important231.6
9) Don't know/Refused211.5
TOTAL1411100.0
53) As you may know, next month Congress will be holding a debate about the federal budget for the coming year, which will involve decisions over national priorities. How important do you think the following values or principles should be as guides for these decisions? Living within our means (q25d) (BUDIMP4)
TOTAL%
1) The most important37226.4
2) Very important77855.2
3) Somewhat important21014.9
4) Not too important282
5) Not at all important6.4
9) Don't know/Refused161.1
TOTAL1410100.0
54) On a different topic, if attend at least a few times a year, ask: Thinking about the church or congregation you attend most often…To the best of your knowledge, do you think most people at your church or place of worship supported [INSERT;RANDOMIZE]? (q26) (CONSUP)
TOTAL%
1) Barack Obama35533.6
2) Mitt Romney48646
3) Both equally/Mixed444.2
8) Don't know/Refused17216.3
Missing357 
TOTAL1057100.0
55) If Christian, ask: Do you consider yourself part of the religious right or conservative Christian movement or not? (q27) (CHRBEL1)
TOTAL%
1) Yes39641.4
2) No52855.2
9) Don't know/Refused333.4
Missing408 
TOTAL957100.0
56) If Christian, ask: What worries you more, public officials who don't pay enough attention to religion or public officials who are too close to religious leaders? (q28) (CHRBEL2)
TOTAL%
1) Not enough attention55539.4
2) Too close72251.2
9) Don't know/Refused1339.4
TOTAL1410100.0
57) If Christian, ask: In America today, do you believe the right of religious liberty is being threatened, or not? (q29) (CHRBEL3)
TOTAL%
1) Yes69949.6
2) No69249.1
9) Don't know/Refused191.3
TOTAL1410100.0
58) Ask Form 1 only: Now I'm going to read you three things that some people say were reasons NOT to support Barack Obama in the 2012 election. After I read all three items, please just tell me HOW MANY of these reasons you agree with, if any. Do not tell me which ones, just how many. 'His political views are too liberal,' 'He's not a strong leader,' 'He doesn't believe in the principles of capitalism.' (q30) (NOSUPP1)
TOTAL%
0) 026837.7
1) 19313.1
2) 211115.6
3) 323533.1
9) Don't know/Refused4.6
Missing703 
TOTAL711100.0
59) Ask Form 2 only: Now I'm going to read you four things that some people say were reasons NOT to support Barack Obama in the 2012 election. After I read all four items, please just tell me HOW MANY of these reasons you agree with, if any. Do not tell me which ones, just how many. 'His political views are too liberal,' 'He's not a strong leader,' 'He doesn't believe in the principles of capitalism,' 'He doesn't understand the problems of white Americans.' (q31) (NOSUPP2)
TOTAL%
0) 029041.6
1) 1608.6
2) 210014.3
3) 311115.9
4) 413018.7
9) Don't know/Refused6.9
Missing707 
TOTAL697100.0
60) What is your present religion, if any? Are you Protestant, Roman Catholic, Mormon, Orthodox, such as Greek or Russian Orthodox, Jewish, Muslim, Buddhist, Hindu, atheist, agnostic, something else, or nothing in particular? (relig) (RELIG)
TOTAL%
1) Protestant (Baptist, Methodist, non-denominational, Lutheran)60042.6
2) Roman Catholic (Catholic)30121.3
3) Mormon (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints/LDS)261.8
4) Orthodox (Greek, Russian, or some other Orthodox church)6.4
5) Jewish (Judaism)211.5
6) Muslim (Islam)9.6
7) Buddhist10.7
8) Hindu5.4
9) Atheist (do not believe in God)362.6
10) Agnostic (not sure if there is a God)694.9
11) Something else [Specify]221.6
12) Nothing in particular14210.1
13) Christian14310.1
14) Unitarian (Universalist)4.3
99) Don't know/Refused161.1
TOTAL1410100.0
61) Do you think of yourself as a Christian or not? (chr) (CHR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes2951.8
2) No2239.3
9) Don't know/Refused58.9
Missing1347 
TOTAL56100.0
62) Would you describe yourself as a born-again or evangelical Christian, or not? (born) (BORN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes50746.3
2) No54149.5
9) Don't know/Refused464.2
Missing302 
TOTAL1094100.0
63) Aside from weddings and funerals, how often do you attend religious services...more than once a week, once a week, once or twice a month, a few times a year, seldom, or never? (attend) (ATTEND)
TOTAL%
1) More than once a week23216.5
2) Once a week37026.2
3) Once or twice a month19213.6
4) A few times a year26418.7
5) Seldom19714
6) Never14110
9) Don't know/Refused141
TOTAL1410100.0
64) If you were asked to use one of these five names for your social class, which would you say you belong in? (class) (CLASS)
TOTAL%
1) Upper class302.1
2) Upper-middle class18913.4
3) Middle class58741.7
4) Working class46833.2
5) Lower class1258.9
9) Don't know/Refused10.7
TOTAL1409100.0
65) Gender (SEX)
TOTAL%
1) Male69649.4
2) Female71450.6
TOTAL1410100.0
66) What is your age? (AGE)
TOTAL%
18) 18342.4
19) 19151.1
20) 20292.1
21) 21332.3
22) 22231.6
23) 23251.8
24) 2411.8
25) 25191.3
26) 26181.3
27) 27161.1
28) 28251.8
29) 29261.8
30) 30261.8
31) 31231.6
32) 32292.1
33) 33292.1
34) 34191.3
35) 35161.1
36) 3610.7
37) 37181.3
38) 38141
39) 39292.1
40) 40342.4
41) 41292.1
42) 42433
43) 43221.6
44) 44161.1
45) 45221.6
46) 4613.9
47) 47302.1
48) 48271.9
49) 49271.9
50) 50292.1
51) 51241.7
52) 52282
53) 53392.8
54) 54322.3
55) 55322.3
56) 56231.6
57) 57191.3
58) 58241.7
59) 59171.2
60) 60261.8
61) 61251.8
62) 62221.6
63) 63251.8
64) 64231.6
65) 65241.7
66) 66191.3
67) 67141
68) 6812.9
69) 69151.1
70) 70201.4
71) 71141
72) 72151.1
73) 7313.9
74) 7413.9
75) 7512.9
76) 766.4
77) 777.5
78) 7810.7
79) 796.4
80) 808.6
81) 819.6
82) 8211.8
83) 835.4
84) 844.3
85) 854.3
86) 862.1
87) 872.1
88) 881.1
89) 893.2
90) 901.1
91) 9100
93) 932.1
96) 961.1
99) Don't know/Refused191.3
TOTAL1410100.0
67) What is the last grade or class that you completed in school? (educ) (EDUC)
TOTAL%
1) Eighth grade or less342.4
2) High school incomplete (grades 9, 10, 11)1148.1
3) High school graduate (grade 12 or GED certificate)41329.3
4) Technical, trade or vocational school715
5) Some college, but no four-year degree (including associate degree)35725.3
6) College graduate (B.S., B.A., or other four-year degree)25117.8
7) Post-graduate training or professional schooling after college16411.6
9) Don't know/Refused6.4
TOTAL1410100.0
68) Are you, yourself, of Hispanic origin or descent, such as Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban or some other Spanish background? (hisp) (HISP)
TOTAL%
1) Yes17312.3
2) No122887.1
9) Don't know/Refused9.6
TOTAL1410100.0
69) Which of the following describes your race? (race) (RACE)
TOTAL%
1) White108576.9
2) Black17312.3
3) Asian181.3
4) Mixed race [Specify]553.9
5) Some other race [Specify]382.7
9) Don't know/Refused423
TOTAL1411100.0
70) Would you say your financial situation is better, worse, or not any different than it was four years ago? (finc4) (FINC4)
TOTAL%
1) Better42129.8
2) Worse52737.3
3) No different45232
9) Don't know/Refused11.8
TOTAL1411100.0
71) Which of the following best describes your current employment situation - employed full-time, employed part-time, retired, a homemaker, a student, unemployed but looking for work, or unemployed and not looking for work? (employ) (EMPLOY)
TOTAL%
1) Employed full-time63244.9
2) Employed part-time1369.7
3) Retired28119.9
4) A homemaker805.7
5) A student976.9
6) Unemployed but looking for work1017.2
7) Unemployed and not looking for work332.3
8) Disabled433.1
9) Don't know/Refused6.4
TOTAL1409100.0
72) Which of the following best describes how you are paid at work? (jobpay) (JOBPAY)
TOTAL%
1) Paid an hourly rate58949.7
2) Paid a salary44437.5
3) Paid by the job1089.1
9) Don't know/Refused433.6
Missing158 
TOTAL1184100.0
73) Are you currently married, living with a partner, divorced, separated, widowed, or have you never been married? (marital) (MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Married74752.9
2) Living with a partner866.1
3) Divorced15310.8
4) Separated402.8
5) Widowed906.4
6) Never been married28520.2
9) Don't know/Refused10.7
TOTAL1411100.0
74) Are you the parent or guardian of any children under the age of 18 now living in your household? (parent) (PARENT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes44231.3
2) No96568.4
9) Don't know/Refused3.2
TOTAL1410100.0
75) Last year, that is in 2011, what was your total family income from all sources, before taxes? Just stop me when I get to the right category. (income) (INCOME)
TOTAL%
1) Less than $30,00037626.6
2) $30,000 to under $50,00026018.4
3) $50,000 to under $75,00025017.7
4) $75,000 to under $100,00016811.9
5) $100,000 to under $150,00014110
6) $150,000 to under $200,000564
7) Over $200,000493.5
9) Don't know/Refused1117.9
TOTAL1411100.0
76) In the 2008 presidential election between Barack Obama and John McCain, did things come up that kept you from voting, or did you happen to vote? (pvote08a) (VOTE08A)
TOTAL%
1) Voted110078
2) Did not vote (includes too young to vote)29821.1
9) Don't know/Refused12.9
TOTAL1410100.0
77) In the 2008 presidential election between Barack Obama and John McCain, did you vote for... (pvote08b) (VOTE08B)
TOTAL%
1) McCain, the Republican48744.3
2) Obama, the Democrat57252
3) Other candidate272.5
4) Did not vote1.1
9) Don't know/Refused131.2
Missing241 
TOTAL1100100.0
78) Do you consider yourself a part of the Tea Party movement, or not? (tparty) (TPARTY)
TOTAL%
1) Yes18012.8
2) No115381.8
9) Don't know/Refused775.5
TOTAL1410100.0
79) In politics TODAY, do you consider yourself a Republican, Democrat, or Independent? (party) (PARTY)
TOTAL%
1) Republican39528
2) Democrat47733.8
3) Independent49935.4
4) No preference13.9
5) Other party6.4
9) Don't know/Refused211.5
TOTAL1411100.0
80) As of today, do you lean more toward the Republican Party or more toward the Democratic Party? (partyln) (PARTYLN)
TOTAL%
1) Republican22541.8
2) Democrat20738.5
9) Other/Don't know/Refused10619.7
Missing850 
TOTAL538100.0
81) In general, would you describe your political views as... (ideo) (IDEO)
TOTAL%
1) Very conservative14910.6
2) Conservative43530.9
3) Moderate45031.9
4) Liberal23416.6
5) Very liberal1027.2
9) Don't know/Refused402.8
TOTAL1410100.0
82) Community type (usr) (COMTYPE)
TOTAL%
1) Rural27319.7
2) Suburban63646
3) Urban47434.3
Missing25 
TOTAL1383100.0
83) Census region (cregion) (CREGION)
TOTAL%
1) Northeast25818.3
2) Midwest30821.9
3) South51636.6
4) West31822.6
9) Don't know/Refused9.6
TOTAL1409100.0
84) Weight (WEIGHT)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL10.802
85) What is your age? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-AGE)
TOTAL%
1) Under 30 years old27519.8
2) 30 to 39 years old21315.3
3) 40 to 49 years old26218.8
4) 50 to 59 years old26719.2
5) 60 to 69 years old20414.7
6) 70 years and older16912.2
Missing21 
TOTAL1390100.0
86) What is the last grade or class that you completed in school? (educ) (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-EDUC)
TOTAL%
2) Some high school or less14810.5
3) High school graduate (grade 12 or GED certificate)41329.4
4) Technical, trade or vocational school715.1
5) Some college, but no four-year degree (including associate degree)35725.4
6) College graduate (B.S., B.A., or other four-year degree)25117.9
7) Post-graduate training or professional schooling after college16411.7
Missing6 
TOTAL1404100.0
87) Which of the following describes your race? (race) (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-RACE)
TOTAL%
1) White108579.3
2) Black17312.6
3) Asian181.3
4) Other Race926.7
Missing33 
TOTAL1368100.0
88) Gender (for use with online analysis) (I-SEX)
TOTAL%
1) Male69649.4
2) Female71450.6
TOTAL1410100.0
89) Aside from weddings and funerals, how often do you attend religious services...more than once a week, once a week, once or twice a month, a few times a year, seldom, or never? (attend) (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-ATTEND)
TOTAL%
1) More than once a week23216.6
2) Once a week37026.5
3) Once or twice a month19213.8
4) A few times a year26418.9
5) Seldom19714.1
6) Never14110.1
Missing11 
TOTAL1396100.0