Pre-Election American Values Survey, 2012

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All frequencies weighted by 92) WEIGHT;
(The number of missing cases reported in the codebook are unweighted)
1) CaseID (CASEID)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL300328586.7117856.91
2) Interview date (IVDATE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL3003120921.904.83
3) Form Identification (FORM)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL30031.500.50
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 direction102834.2
2) Wrong track170756.8
3) Mixed1595.3
9) Don't know/Refused1093.6
TOTAL3003100.0
5) Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling his job as President? (q2) (OBAMA)
TOTAL%
1) Approve142847.6
2) Disapprove127742.5
3) Mixed/Approve and disapprove1725.7
9) Don't know/Refused1264.2
TOTAL3003100.0
6) These days, many people are so busy they can't find time to register to vote, or move around so often they don't get a chance to re-register. Are you NOW registered to vote in your precinct or election district or haven't you been able to register so far? (regist) (REGIST)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, registered245781.8
2) No, not registered52017.3
9) Don't know/Refused26.9
TOTAL3003100.0
7) How closely are you following news about the 2012 presidential election campaign? (q3) (PRES2012)
TOTAL%
1) Very closely118439.4
2) Fairly closely103634.5
3) Not too closely50416.8
4) Not at all closely2598.6
9) Don't know/Refused20.7
TOTAL3003100.0
8) How would you rate your chances of voting in the 2012 presidential election? (q4) (VOTE12)
TOTAL%
1) Absolutely certain to vote212670.8
2) Probably will vote2648.8
3) Chances are 50-5030710.2
4) Less than 50-50 chance2819.4
9) Don't know/Refused25.8
TOTAL3003100.0
9) If the 2012 presidential election were being held today and the candidates were [INSERT; RANDOMIZE] and [INSERT], for whom would you vote? (q5) (WHOVOTE)
TOTAL%
1) Barack Obama, the Democrat149049.6
2) Mitt Romney, the Republican112137.3
3) Other candidate782.6
9) Don't know/Refused31510.5
TOTAL3004100.0
10) If the 2012 presidential election were being held today and the candidates were [INSERT; RANDOMIZE] and [INSERT], for whom would you vote? If Other, DK/Refused, ask: As of today, do you lean more toward [INSERT; RANDOMIZE] or [INSERT]? (q6) (LEANVOTE)
TOTAL%
1) Barack Obama, the Democrat10627
2) Mitt Romney, the Republican8421.4
9) Don't Know/Refused20251.5
Missing2639 
TOTAL392100.0
11) Of the following six issues, which one would you say is MOST important to your vote for President this year? (q7) (ISSUES)
TOTAL%
1) The economy177058.9
2) Immigration1474.9
3) National security2739.1
4) Health care55018.3
5) Same-sex marriage561.9
6) Abortion1254.2
7) Other [Specify]27.9
9) Don't know/Refused561.9
TOTAL3004100.0
12) Of the following six issues, which one would you say is MOST important to your vote for President this year? Other [Specify]. (q7_open) (ISSUESO)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL0
13) If the economy is the most important issue, ask: And which economic issue is MOST important to your vote this year? (q8) (ECONISS)
TOTAL%
1) Taxes1488.4
2) The budget deficit39522.3
3) Lack of jobs69939.5
4) Welfare573.2
5) Social Security1558.8
6) The gap between rich and poor28416
7) Other10.6
9) Don't know/Refused221.2
Missing1202 
TOTAL1770100.0
14) Now we would like your views on some political leaders and groups. Please say whether your overall opinion of each of the following is very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable or very unfavorable. [RANDOMIZE LIST] Mitt Romney (q9a) (ROMNEYOP)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable51017
2) Mostly favorable79026.3
3) Mostly unfavorable71423.8
4) Very unfavorable85828.6
5) Have not heard of17.6
9) Don't know/Refused1133.8
TOTAL3002100.0
15) Now we would like your views on some political leaders and groups. Please say whether your overall opinion of each of the following is very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable or very unfavorable. [RANDOMIZE LIST] Barack Obama (q9b) (OBAMAOP)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable86728.9
2) Mostly favorable81027
3) Mostly unfavorable48816.3
4) Very unfavorable77025.6
9) Don't know/Refused682.3
TOTAL3003100.0
16) Now we would like your views on some political leaders and groups. Please say whether your overall opinion of each of the following is very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable or very unfavorable. [RANDOMIZE LIST] Ask Form 1 only - The Democratic Party (q9c) (DEMPAROP)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable28819.1
2) Mostly favorable50433.5
3) Mostly unfavorable32921.9
4) Very unfavorable30920.5
9) Don't know/Refused744.9
Missing1500 
TOTAL1504100.0
17) Now we would like your views on some political leaders and groups. Please say whether your overall opinion of each of the following is very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable or very unfavorable. [RANDOMIZE LIST] Ask Form 1 only - The Republican Party (q9d) (REPPAROP)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable20813.8
2) Mostly favorable45430.2
3) Mostly unfavorable38025.3
4) Very unfavorable37925.2
5) Have not heard of2.1
9) Don't know/Refused815.4
Missing1500 
TOTAL1504100.0
18) Now we would like your views on some political leaders and groups. Please say whether your overall opinion of each of the following is very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable or very unfavorable. [RANDOMIZE LIST] Ask Form 2 only - Paul Ryan (q9e) (RYANOP)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable26617.7
2) Mostly favorable33322.2
3) Mostly unfavorable26717.8
4) Very unfavorable37124.7
5) Have not heard of1127.5
9) Don't know/Refused15110.1
Missing1503 
TOTAL1500100.0
19) Now we would like your views on some political leaders and groups. Please say whether your overall opinion of each of the following is very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable or very unfavorable. [RANDOMIZE LIST] Ask Form 2 only - Joe Biden (q9f) (BIDENOP)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable23615.7
2) Mostly favorable41727.8
3) Mostly unfavorable31120.7
4) Very unfavorable36024
5) Have not heard of573.8
9) Don't know/Refused1208
Missing1503 
TOTAL1501100.0
20) Regardless of who you may support for president in 2012, which candidate better understands the problems of people like you? (q10) (KNOWPROB)
TOTAL%
1) Barack Obama164454.7
2) Mitt Romney105435.1
3) Neither1986.6
9) Don't know/Refused1073.6
TOTAL3003100.0
21) And from what you know, do you think that [INSERT; RANDOMIZE] has religious beliefs that are very similar, somewhat similar, somewhat different or very different than your own beliefs? Barack Obama (q11a) (OBAMAREL)
TOTAL%
1) Very similar45515.2
2) Somewhat similar77525.8
3) Somewhat different44014.7
4) Very different100933.6
8) Never heard of him/her7.2
9) Don't know what their religious beliefs are31710.6
TOTAL3003100.0
22) And from what you know, do you think that [INSERT; RANDOMIZE] has religious beliefs that are very similar, somewhat similar, somewhat different or very different than your own beliefs? Mitt Romney (q11b) (ROMREL)
TOTAL%
1) Very similar2819.4
2) Somewhat similar76525.5
3) Somewhat different54418.1
4) Very different105335.1
8) Never heard of him/her9.3
9) Don't know what their religious beliefs are35111.7
TOTAL3003100.0
23) We would like to get your views on some issues that are being discussed in the country today. Do you strongly favor, favor, oppose or strongly oppose allowing gay and lesbian couples to marry legally? (q12a) (LEGSSM)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly favor71223.7
2) Favor74224.7
3) Oppose54018
4) Strongly oppose80526.8
9) Don't know/Refused2036.8
TOTAL3002100.0
24) We would like to get your views on some issues that are being discussed in the country today. Do you strongly favor, favor, oppose or strongly oppose making marijuana legal in the United States? (q12b) (LEGM)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly favor55218.4
2) Favor75225
3) Oppose71923.9
4) Strongly oppose84728.2
9) Don't know/Refused1334.4
TOTAL3003100.0
25) We would like to get your views on some issues that are being discussed in the country today. Do you strongly favor, favor, oppose or strongly oppose increasing the tax rate on Americans earning more than $250,000 a year? (q12c) (INCTAX)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly favor97632.5
2) Favor84928.3
3) Oppose57119
4) Strongly oppose49716.6
9) Don't know/Refused1093.6
TOTAL3002100.0
26) We would like to get your views on some issues that are being discussed in the country today. Ask Form 1 only - Do you strongly favor, favor, oppose or strongly oppose repealing and eliminating the 2010 health care law? (q12d) (HEALLAW)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly favor37224.7
2) Favor24516.3
3) Oppose32521.6
4) Strongly oppose40226.7
9) Don't know/Refused16010.6
Missing1500 
TOTAL1504100.0
27) We would like to get your views on some issues that are being discussed in the country today. Ask Form 2 only - Do you strongly favor, favor, oppose or strongly oppose allowing illegal immigrants brought to the U.S. as children to gain legal resident status if they join the military or go to college? (q12e) (LEGALRES)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly favor37024.7
2) Favor51734.5
3) Oppose29419.6
4) Strongly oppose26117.4
9) Don't know/Refused573.8
Missing1503 
TOTAL1499100.0
28) Do you think abortion should be... (q13) (LEGABORT)
TOTAL%
1) Legal in all cases64921.6
2) Legal in most cases103234.4
3) Illegal in most cases73124.3
4) Illegal in all cases45515.2
5) Don't know/Refused1364.5
TOTAL3003100.0
29) Which punishment do you prefer for people convicted of murder? (q14) (PUNMUR)
TOTAL%
1) The death penalty138746.2
2) Life in prison with no chance of parole140846.9
3) Other632.1
9) Don't know/Refused1454.8
TOTAL3003100.0
30) If agree with death penalty or life in prison, ask - And do you feel strongly about that, or not? (q15) (DLPUN)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly220879
2) Not strongly54719.6
9) Don't know/Refused411.5
Missing199 
TOTAL2796100.0
31) Next, I'm going to read you a series of statements about personal behavior. Regardless of whether or not you think it should be legal, for each one, please tell me whether you believe it is morally acceptable or morally wrong. Ask Form 1 only - Having an abortion? Is this morally acceptable, or morally wrong? (q16a) (MORABOR)
TOTAL%
1) Morally acceptable59239.4
2) Morally wrong76050.5
3) Depends on the situation1087.2
4) Not a moral issue7.5
9) Don't know/Refused372.5
Missing1500 
TOTAL1504100.0
32) Next, I'm going to read you a series of statements about personal behavior. Regardless of whether or not you think it should be legal, for each one, please tell me whether you believe it is morally acceptable or morally wrong. Ask Form 1 only - The death penalty? Is this morally acceptable, or morally wrong? (q16b) (MORDEPEN)
TOTAL%
1) Morally acceptable89959.8
2) Morally wrong52134.7
3) Depends on the situation523.5
4) Not a moral issue1.1
9) Don't know/Refused302
Missing1500 
TOTAL1503100.0
33) Next, I'm going to read you a series of statements about personal behavior. Regardless of whether or not you think it should be legal, for each one, please tell me whether you believe it is morally acceptable or morally wrong. Ask Form 2 only - Sex between two adults of the same gender? Is this morally acceptable, or morally wrong? (q16c) (MORSSEX)
TOTAL%
1) Morally acceptable62841.9
2) Morally wrong78152.1
3) Depends on the situation8.5
4) Not a moral issue12.8
9) Don't know/Refused704.7
Missing1503 
TOTAL1499100.0
34) Next, I'm going to read you a series of statements about personal behavior. Regardless of whether or not you think it should be legal, for each one, please tell me whether you believe it is morally acceptable or morally wrong. Ask Form 2 only - Smoking marijuana? Is this morally acceptable, or morally wrong? (q16d) (MORMARIJ)
TOTAL%
1) Morally acceptable71847.9
2) Morally wrong67745.1
3) Depends on the situation422.8
4) Not a moral issue251.7
9) Don't know/Refused382.5
Missing1503 
TOTAL1500100.0
35) Next, I'm going to read you a series of statements about personal behavior. Regardless of whether or not you think it should be legal, for each one, please tell me whether you believe it is morally acceptable or morally wrong. Ask all - Using artificial birth control methods also known as contraceptives? Is this morally acceptable or morally wrong? (q16e) (MORBIRCO)
TOTAL%
1) Morally acceptable260286.6
2) Morally wrong30910.3
3) Depends on the situation22.7
4) Not a moral issue7.2
9) Don't know/Refused632.1
TOTAL3003100.0
36) There is currently a debate over what kinds of health care plans some religious organizations should be required to provide. Do you think [INSERT; RANDOMIZE] should be required to provide their employees with health care plans that cover contraception or birth control at no cost or not? Ask Form 1 only - Religiously affiliated colleges and hospitals. (q17a) (BCRELC)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, should have to provide83955.8
2) No, should not have to provide60940.5
9) Don't know/Refused563.7
Missing1500 
TOTAL1504100.0
37) There is currently a debate over what kinds of health care plans some religious organizations should be required to provide. Do you think [INSERT; RANDOMIZE] should be required to provide their employees with health care plans that cover contraception or birth control at no cost or not? Ask Form 1 only - Churches and other places of worship. (q17b) (BCCHUR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, should have to provide67144.6
2) No, should not have to provide75450.2
9) Don't know/Refused785.2
Missing1500 
TOTAL1503100.0
38) There is currently a debate over what kinds of health care plans some religious organizations should be required to provide. Do you think [INSERT; RANDOMIZE] should be required to provide their employees with health care plans that cover contraception or birth control at no cost or not? Ask Form 2 only - Religiously affiliated colleges and hospitals, even if they have religious objections. (q17c) (BCRELC2)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, should have to provide84156.1
2) No, should not have to provide58639.1
9) Don't know/Refused734.9
Missing1503 
TOTAL1500100.0
39) There is currently a debate over what kinds of health care plans some religious organizations should be required to provide. Do you think [INSERT; RANDOMIZE] should be required to provide their employees with health care plans that cover contraception or birth control at no cost or not? Ask Form 2 only - Churches and other places of worship, even if they have religious objections. (q17d) (BCCHUR2)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, should have to provide71947.9
2) No, should not have to provide71747.8
9) Don't know/Refused644.3
Missing1503 
TOTAL1500100.0
40) Now, as I read a pair of statements, please tell me whether the FIRST statement or the SECOND statement comes closer to your own views - even if neither is exactly right. (q18) (GOVAIM)
TOTAL%
1) Government policies aimed at helping the poor serve as a critical safety net, which help people in hard times get back on their feet189563.1
2) Government policies aimed at helping the poor create a culture of dependency where people are provided with too many handouts95031.6
3) Neither28.9
4) Both equally782.6
9) Don't know/Refused511.7
TOTAL3002100.0
41) In your view, are most people who receive welfare payments genuinely in need of help or are they taking advantage of the system? (q19) (WELFARE)
TOTAL%
1) In need of help132044
2) Taking advantage of the system137045.6
3) Other1043.5
9) Don't know/Refused2086.9
TOTAL3002100.0
42) 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. Women are naturally better suited to raise children than men. (q20a) (CHIRAIS)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree41713.9
2) Mostly agree120140
3) Mostly disagree85928.6
4) Completely disagree45415.1
9) Don't know/Refused722.4
TOTAL3003100.0
43) 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 right of religious liberty is being threatened in America today. (q20b) (RELLIB)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree77325.7
2) Mostly agree93831.2
3) Mostly disagree71123.7
4) Completely disagree53417.8
9) Don't know/Refused471.6
TOTAL3003100.0
44) 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, Presbyterian, Pentecostal, Episcopalian, Reformed, Church of Christ, Jehovah's Witnesses, etc.)121840.6
2) Roman Catholic (Catholic)66122
3) Mormon (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints/LDS)511.7
4) Orthodox (Greek, Russian, or some other Orthodox church)19.6
5) Jewish (Judaism)381.3
6) Muslim (Islam)19.6
7) Buddhist24.8
8) Hindu15.5
9) Atheist (do not believe in God)802.7
10) Agnostic (not sure if there is a God)1214
11) Something else [specify]491.6
12) Nothing in particular35611.9
13) Christian2939.8
14) Unitarian (Universalist)5.2
99) Don't know/Refused521.7
TOTAL3001100.0
45) 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? Something else [Specify] (relig_open). (RELIGO)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL0
46) If nothing in particular, ask - In general would you describe yourself more as a religious person or as secular, that is someone who is NOT religious? (secular) (SECULAR)
TOTAL%
1) Religious10831
2) Secular, not religious21962.9
3) Spiritual, not religious72
4) Other61.7
9) Don't know/Refused82.3
Missing2714 
TOTAL348100.0
47) If something else or Don't know/Refused, ask - Do you think of yourself as a Christian or not? If named a non-Christian religion in previous question (e.g. Native American, Wiccan, Pagan, etc.), Do not read, enter 'no.' (chr) (CHR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes6450
2) No5240.6
9) Don't know/Refused129.4
Missing2865 
TOTAL128100.0
48) If Christian, ask - Would you describe yourself as a 'born-again' or evangelical Christian, or not? (born) (BORN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes103545.3
2) No114950.3
9) Don't know/Refused994.3
Missing650 
TOTAL2283100.0
49) Thinking about when you were a child, in what religion were you raised, if any? Were you Protestant, Roman Catholic, Mormon, Orthodox such as Greek or Russian Orthodox, Jewish, Muslim, Buddhist, Hindu, atheist, agnostic, something else, or nothing in particular. (relig2) (RELIG2)
TOTAL%
1) Protestant (Baptist, Methodist, non-denominational, Lutheran, Presbyterian, Pentecostal, Episcopalian, Reformed, Church of Christ, Jehovah's Witnesses, etc.)143547.8
2) Roman Catholic (Catholic)94231.3
3) Mormon (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints/LDS)592
4) Orthodox (Greek, Russian, or some other Orthodox church)14.5
5) Jewish (Judaism)421.4
6) Muslim (Islam)16.5
7) Buddhist13.4
8) Hindu17.6
9) Atheist (do not believe in God)18.6
10) Agnostic (not sure if there is a God)18.6
11) Something else [Specify]12.4
12) Nothing in particular1755.8
13) Christian2006.7
14) Unitarian (Universalist)2.1
99) Don't know/Refused421.4
TOTAL3005100.0
50) Thinking about when you were a child, in what religion were you raised, if any? Were you Protestant, Roman Catholic, Mormon, Orthodox such as Greek or Russian Orthodox, Jewish, Muslim, Buddhist, Hindu, atheist, agnostic, something else, or nothing in particular? Something else [Specify] (relig2_open) (RELIG2O)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL0
51) If Christian, ask - Would you describe the religion you were raised in as 'born-again' or evangelical Christian religion, or not? (born2) (BORN2)
TOTAL%
1) Yes111842
2) No136851.4
9) Don't know/Refused1766.6
Missing321 
TOTAL2662100.0
52) If raised affiliated, but now unaffiliated, ask - In just a few words, what is the single most important reason that you no longer identify as ____? (frmrel) (FRMREL)
TOTAL%
1) [OPEN-END]38888.4
2) Still identify that way255.7
9) Don't know/Refused265.9
Missing2614 
TOTAL439100.0
53) If raised affiliated, but now unaffiliated, ask - In just a few words, what is the single most important reason that you no longer identify as ____? [OPEN-END] (frmrel_open) (FRMRELO)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL0
54) If raised affiliated, but now unaffiliated, ask - In just a few words, what is the single most important reason that you no longer identify as ____? (frm_value) (FRMRELV)
TOTAL%
1) Don't believe in God/Teachings9422.8
2) Dislike organized religion/Religion causes problems6816.5
3) Personal experience/grew out of it4611.1
4) Goes against science and logic327.7
5) Hypocritical348.2
6) Judgmental/Controlling204.8
7) No reason/Not sure225.3
8) Social/Sexuality issues174.1
9) Sex abuse scandal71.7
10) Busy/Not interested215.1
11) Other266.3
99) Don't know/Refused266.3
Missing2639 
TOTAL413100.0
55) If affiliated or atheist, agnostic, ask - How important is being [INSERT RELIG; IF RELIG=1 INSERT 'Christian'; IF SECULR=1 INSERT: 'Religious'; IF SECULR=2 INSERT: 'Secular'; IF SECULR=3 INSERT: 'Spiritual'] in your life? (q21) (RELIMP1)
TOTAL%
1) The most important thing73425.7
2) Very important105136.7
3) Somewhat important60821.3
4) Not too important2528.8
5) Not at all important1956.8
9) Don't know/Refused21.7
Missing150 
TOTAL2861100.0
56) If nothing in particular/something else or don't know, ask - How important is your religious identity in your life? (q22) (RELIMP2)
TOTAL%
1) The most important thing2215.4
2) Very important4128.7
3) Somewhat important2416.8
4) Not too important2014
5) Not at all important2416.8
9) Don't know/Refused128.4
Missing2853 
TOTAL143100.0
57) 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 week45815.3
2) Once a week73224.4
3) Once or twice a month42614.2
4) A few times a year58519.5
5) Seldom44514.8
6) Never33011
9) Don't know/Refused26.9
TOTAL3002100.0
58) Which statement comes closest to your view of God: God is a person with whom people can have a relationship, God is an impersonal force or I do not believe in God? (q23) (GODVIEW1)
TOTAL%
1) God is a person191263.7
2) God is an impersonal force71423.8
3) I do not believe in God1996.6
4) Both/Neither/Other832.8
9) Don't know/Refused953.2
TOTAL3003100.0
59) Which comes closest to your view...[Holy book: If Christian or no religion, insert 'the Bible;' If Jewish, insert 'the Torah;' if Muslim, insert 'the Koran;' if other non-Christian affiliations, insert 'the Holy Scripture;' if don't know/refused and Christian, insert 'the Bible'] (q24) (HLYBOOK1)
TOTAL%
1) [Holy book] is the word of God198766.2
2) [Holy book] is a book written by men and is not the word of God83527.8
3) Other712.4
9) Don't know/Refused1103.7
TOTAL3003100.0
60) If you believe [Holy book] is the word of God, would you say that... (q25) (HLYBOOK2)
TOTAL%
1) [Holy book] is to be taken literally, word for word101551.1
2) Not everything in [Holy book] should be taken literally, word for word89645.1
3) Other251.3
9) Don't know/Refused502.5
Missing1017 
TOTAL1986100.0
61) If has a religious affiliation, ask - Thinking about your religion, which of the following statements comes CLOSEST to your view? My church or denomination should... (q26) (CBELIEF)
TOTAL%
1) Preserve its traditional beliefs and practices121952.5
2) Adjust traditional beliefs and practices in light of new circumstances65628.3
3) Adopt modern beliefs and practices32414
4) Other13.6
9) Don't know/Refused1094.7
Missing616 
TOTAL2321100.0
62) 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 main cause of America's problems is moral decay. (q27a) (MORDEC)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree102934.3
2) Mostly agree113037.6
3) Mostly disagree48816.3
4) Completely disagree31410.5
9) Don't know/Refused421.4
TOTAL3003100.0
63) 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 primary cause of American's problems is an economic system that results in continuing inequality and poverty. (q27b) (POVERTY)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree55618.5
2) Mostly agree129743.2
3) Mostly disagree71723.9
4) Completely disagree31610.5
9) Don't know/Refused1173.9
TOTAL3003100.0
64) 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. It is necessary to believe in God in order to be moral and have good values. (q27c) (GODVAL)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree76325.4
2) Mostly agree79026.3
3) Mostly disagree64221.4
4) Completely disagree76525.5
9) Don't know/Refused431.4
TOTAL3003100.0
65) 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. If enough people had a personal relationship with God, social problems would take care of themselves. (q27d) (PERGOD)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree61920.6
2) Mostly agree105235
3) Mostly disagree70923.6
4) Completely disagree54318.1
9) Don't know/Refused802.7
TOTAL3003100.0
66) If Catholic or raised Catholic, ask - As I read a pair of statements, please tell me whether the FIRST or the SECOND statement comes closer to your own views - even if neither is exactly right. (q28) (CATHOLIC)
TOTAL%
1) In its statements about public policy, the Catholic Church should focus more on social justice and the obligation to help the poor, even if it means focusing less on issues like abortion and the right to life63062.1
2) In its statements about public policy, the Catholic Church should focus more on issues like abortion and the right to life, even if it means focusing less on social justice and the obligation to help the poor29128.7
3) Neither242.4
4) Both equally171.7
9) Don't know/Refused535.2
Missing2043 
TOTAL1015100.0
67) 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 class501.7
2) Upper-middle class36912.3
3) Middle class122240.7
4) Working class103434.4
5) Lower class2929.7
9) Don't know/Refused361.2
TOTAL3003100.0
68) Gender (SEX)
TOTAL%
1) Male147049
2) Female153351
TOTAL3003100.0
69) What is your age? (AGE)
TOTAL%
18) 18842.8
19) 19521.7
20) 20431.4
21) 21662.2
22) 22431.4
23) 23511.7
24) 24361.2
25) 25501.7
26) 26431.4
27) 27361.2
28) 28541.8
29) 29431.4
30) 30521.7
31) 31571.9
32) 32702.3
33) 33551.8
34) 34411.4
35) 35451.5
36) 3628.9
37) 37571.9
38) 38421.4
39) 39511.7
40) 40662.2
41) 41541.8
42) 42652.2
43) 43551.8
44) 44381.3
45) 45491.6
46) 46381.3
47) 47531.8
48) 48471.6
49) 49581.9
50) 50652.2
51) 51571.9
52) 52632.1
53) 53802.7
54) 54592
55) 55592
56) 56531.8
57) 57461.5
58) 58501.7
59) 59451.5
60) 60491.6
61) 61441.5
62) 62431.4
63) 63461.5
64) 64471.6
65) 65541.8
66) 66321.1
67) 6726.9
68) 6820.7
69) 6924.8
70) 70441.5
71) 7128.9
72) 72291
73) 7327.9
74) 7425.8
75) 7526.9
76) 7616.5
77) 7716.5
78) 7818.6
79) 7913.4
80) 8017.6
81) 8116.5
82) 8215.5
83) 8310.3
84) 849.3
85) 8511.4
86) 865.2
87) 875.2
88) 8810.3
89) 895.2
90) 905.2
91) 912.1
92) 925.2
93) 9310
94) 9410
96) 9610
99) Don't know/Refused561.9
TOTAL3000100.0
70) What is the last grade or class that you completed in school? (educ) (EDUC)
TOTAL%
1) None or grade one to eight953.2
2) High school incomplete (grades nine, 10, 11)2699
3) High school graduate (grade 12 or GED certificate)88729.5
4) Technical, trade or vocational school1424.7
5) Some college, but no four-year degree (including associate degree)73624.5
6) College graduate (B.S., B.A., or other four-year degree)53017.7
7) Post-graduate training or professional schooling after college32911
9) Don't know/Refused14.5
TOTAL3002100.0
71) Are you, yourself, of Hispanic origin or descent, such as Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban or some other Spanish background? (hisp) (HISP)
TOTAL%
1) Yes39713.2
2) No258185.9
9) Don't know/Refused25.8
TOTAL3003100.0
72) Which of the following describes your race? (race) (RACE)
TOTAL%
1) White228476
2) Black36412.1
3) Asian521.7
4) Mixed race [Specify]1003.3
5) Some other race [Specify]1103.7
9) Don't know/Refused943.1
TOTAL3004100.0
73) Which of the following describes your race? Mixed race [Specify], Some other race [Specify] (race_open) (RACEO)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL0
74) Would you say your financial situation is better, worse, or not any different than it was four years ago? (finc4) (FINC4)
TOTAL%
1) Better88029.3
2) Worse111237
3) No difference99233
9) Don't know/Refused20.7
TOTAL3004100.0
75) 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-time133444.4
2) Employed part-time30410.1
3) Retired58719.6
4) A homemaker1806
5) A student1745.8
6) Unemployed but looking for work2408
7) Unemployed and not looking for work692.3
8) Disabled973.2
9) Don't know/Refused17.6
TOTAL3002100.0
76) Which of the following best describes how you are paid at work? (jobpay) (JOBPAY)
TOTAL%
1) Paid an hourly rate133252.6
2) Paid a salary86434.1
3) Paid by the job2499.8
9) Don't know/Refused893.5
Missing374 
TOTAL2534100.0
77) Are you currently married, living with a partner, divorced, separated, widowed, or have you never been married? (marital) (MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Married150550.1
2) Living with a partner2207.3
3) Divorced31310.4
4) Separated802.7
5) Widowed1926.4
6) Never been married66322.1
9) Don't know/Refused291
TOTAL3002100.0
78) Are you the parent or guardian of any children under the age of 18 now living in your household? (parent) (PARENT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes91830.6
2) No207169
9) Don't know/Refused14.5
TOTAL3003100.0
79) 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 $30,00085128.3
2) $30,000 to under $50,00057919.3
3) $50,000 to under $75,00046115.4
4) $75,000 to under $100,00032810.9
5) $100,000 to under $150,0002749.1
6) $150,000 to under $200,0001053.5
7) Over $200,000903
9) Don't know/Refused31510.5
TOTAL3003100.0
80) 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) Voted215471.7
2) Did not vote (includes too young to vote)82127.3
9) Don't know/Refused28.9
TOTAL3003100.0
81) In the 2008 presidential election between Barack Obama and John McCain, did you vote for... (pvote08b) (VOTE08B)
TOTAL%
1) McCain, the Republican89841.7
2) Obama, the Democrat115453.5
3) Other candidate522.4
4) Did not vote7.3
9) Don't know/Refused442
Missing646 
TOTAL2155100.0
82) Do you consider yourself a part of the Tea Party movement, or not? (tparty) (TPARTY)
TOTAL%
1) Yes31410.5
2) No250183.3
9) Don't know/Refused1886.3
TOTAL3003100.0
83) In politics TODAY, do you consider yourself a Republican, Democrat, or Independent? (party) (PARTY)
TOTAL%
1) Republican74224.7
2) Democrat94031.3
3) Independent120940.3
4) No preference451.5
5) Other party16.5
9) Don't know/Refused511.7
TOTAL3003100.0
84) As of today, do you lean more toward the Republican Party or more toward the Democratic Party? (partyln) (PARTYLN)
TOTAL%
1) Republican49737.6
2) Democrat54441.2
9) Other/Don't know/Refused28021.2
Missing1751 
TOTAL1321100.0
85) In general, would you describe your political views as... (ideo) (IDEO)
TOTAL%
1) Very conservative2618.7
2) Conservative94431.4
3) Moderate103034.3
4) Liberal48316.1
5) Very liberal1745.8
9) Don't know/Refused1123.7
TOTAL3004100.0
86) Now thinking about your telephone use. Do you have a working cell phone? (ql1) (CELL1)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, have a cell phone114375.2
2) No, do not36524
9) Don't know/Refused11.7
Missing1201 
TOTAL1519100.0
87) Does anyone else in your household have a working cell phone? (ql2) (CELL2)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, someone in household has cell phone13836.7
2) No22860.6
9) Don't know/Refused102.7
Missing2683 
TOTAL376100.0
88) Now thinking about your telephone use. Is there at least one telephone INSIDE your home that is currently working and is not a cell phone? (qc1) (PHONE1)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, home telephone51234.5
2) No home telephone95964.6
9) Don't know/Refused14.9
Missing1802 
TOTAL1485100.0
89) How many adults, age 18 and over, currently live in your household including yourself? (qhh1) (HH1)
TOTAL%
1) 162820.9
2) 2160753.5
3) 343914.6
4) 42217.4
5) 5391.3
6) Six or greater21.7
9) Don't know/Refused481.6
TOTAL3003100.0
90) Community type (usr) (COMTYPE)
TOTAL%
1) Rural55218.9
2) Suburban136046.5
3) Urban101134.6
Missing74 
TOTAL2923100.0
91) Census region (cregion) (CREGION)
TOTAL%
1) Northeast55118.3
2) Midwest66322.1
3) South110536.8
4) West66922.3
9) Don't know/Refused16.5
TOTAL3004100.0
92) Weight (WEIGHT)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL10.537
93) What is your age? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-AGE)
TOTAL%
1) Under 30 years old60120.4
2) 30 to 39 years old49716.9
3) 40 to 49 years old52417.8
4) 50 to 59 years old57719.6
5) 60 to 69 years old38613.1
6) 70 years and older36112.3
Missing60 
TOTAL2946100.0
94) 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 week45815.4
2) Once a week73224.6
3) Once or twice a month42614.3
4) A few times a year58519.7
5) Seldom44515
6) Never33011.1
Missing28 
TOTAL2976100.0
95) 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 less36412.2
3) High school graduate (grade 12 or GED certificate)88729.7
4) Technical, trade or vocational school1424.8
5) Some college, but no four-year degree (including associate degree)73624.6
6) College graduate (B.S., B.A., or other four-year degree)53017.7
7) Post-graduate training or professional schooling after college32911
Missing15 
TOTAL2988100.0
96) Which of the following describes your race? (race) (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-RACE)
TOTAL%
1) White228476
2) Black36412.1
3) Asian521.7
4) Other race2107
9) Don't know/Refused943.1
TOTAL3004100.0
97) Gender (For use with online analysis) (I-SEX)
TOTAL%
1) Male147049
2) Female153351
TOTAL3003100.0