Baylor Religion Survey, Wave II (2007)

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All frequencies weighted by 2) WEIGHT
1) Respondent's identification number (ID)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL16489133073392.402173038208.42
2) Weight variable (WEIGHT)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL10.649
3) Region where the respondent lives (REGION)
TOTAL%
1) East35921.8
2) Mid-West38523.4
3) South53332.4
4) West37022.5
TOTAL1647100.0
4) Q1a. With what religious family do you most closely identify? (RELIG1)
TOTAL%
1) Other412.5
6) Adventist3.2
7) African Methodist5.3
9) Asian folk religion00
10) Assemblies of God211.3
12) Baptist23114.3
13) Bible11.7
14) Brethren2.1
15) Buddhist10.6
16) Catholic/Roman Catholic34721.5
17) Christian & Missionary Alliance14.9
18) Christian Reformed9.6
19) Christian Science2.1
20) Church of Christ281.7
21) Church of God12.7
22) Church of the Nazarene11.7
23) Congregational10.6
24) Disciples of Christ3.2
25) Episcopal/Anglican322
26) Hindu3.2
27) Holiness8.5
28) Jehovah's Witnesses7.4
29) Jewish291.8
30) Latter-day Saints372.3
31) Lutheran1177.2
32) Mennonite1.1
33) Methodist1177.2
34) Muslim8.5
35) Orthodox (Eastern, Russian, Greek)6.4
36) Pentecostal432.7
37) Presbyterian462.9
38) Quaker/Friends5.3
39) Reformed Church of America/Dutch Reformed2.1
40) Salvation Army1.1
41) Seventh-day Adventist7.4
43) Unitarian Universalist12.7
44) United Church of Christ11.7
45) Non-denominational Christian1559.6
46) No religion18111.2
98) Don't know261.6
Missing33 
TOTAL1614100.0
5) Q1b. With what religious family do you most closely identify? Additional coded answers (RELIG2)
TOTAL%
12) Baptist26.1
16) Catholic/Roman Catholic412.1
17) Christian & Missionary Alliance721.2
18) Christian Reformed00
19) Christian Science00
20) Church of Christ13
23) Congregational13
29) Jewish13
33) Methodist618.2
46) No religion515.2
47) Evangelical618.2
Missing1614 
TOTAL33100.0
6) Q2. If possible, please provide the specific name of your denomination. For example, if you are Baptist, are you Southern Baptist Convention, American Baptist Churches in the USA, or some other Baptist denomination? If you are Jewish, are you Reformed, Orthodox, Conservative, or some other branch of Judaism? (DENOM)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL0
7) Q3. How religious do you consider yourself to be? (RELGIOUS)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all religious17410.7
2) Not too religious23814.7
3) Somewhat religious67941.9
4) Very religious51231.6
8) Don't know181.1
Missing28 
TOTAL1621100.0
8) Q4. How often do you attend religious services? (ATTEND)
TOTAL%
0) Never37823.2
1) Less than once a year1257.7
2) Once or twice a year16710.3
3) Several times a year17410.7
4) Once a month603.7
5) 2-3 times a month1308
6) About weekly996.1
7) Weekly33720.7
8) Several times a week1569.6
Missing22 
TOTAL1626100.0
9) Q7. How long have you attended your current place of worship? (HOWLONG)
TOTAL%
1) One year or less17214.3
2) Two to four years24420.4
3) Five to nine years23619.7
4) Ten to nineteen years20917.4
5) Twenty or more years33828.2
Missing449 
TOTAL1199100.0
10) Q8. On average, how many people attend services at your current place of worship? Just your best estimate will do. (HOWMANY)
TOTAL%
1) Less than 10029825
2) 100-29938932.6
3) 300-79927422.9
4) 800-999615.1
5) 1,000-1,999746.2
6) 2,000 or more988.2
Missing454 
TOTAL1194100.0
11) Q9a. About what percent of the people who attend your current place of worship are of the following races or ethnicities? (Please estimate a percentage for each.) White (non-Hispanic) (PERCWHT)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL164878.7626.60
12) Q9b. About what percent of the people who attend your current place of worship are of the following races or ethnicities? (Please estimate a percentage for each.) Hispanic (PERCHISP)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL164810.4015.57
13) Q9c. About what percent of the people who attend your current place of worship are of the following races or ethnicities? (Please estimate a percentage for each.) Black or African-American (PERCBLK)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL164815.8927.56
14) Q9d. About what percent of the people who attend your current place of worship are of the following races or ethnicities? (Please estimate a percentage for each.) Asian (PERCASN)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL16485.5412.49
15) Q9e. About what percent of the people who attend your current place of worship are of the following races or ethnicities? (Please estimate a percentage for each.) Some other race or ethnicity (ATTENDO)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL16485.3212.16
16) Q10. Do you tithe (give a fixed percentage of your income) to your current place of worship? (TITHE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes38937.4
2) No65262.6
Missing606 
TOTAL1041100.0
17) Q11. During the last year, approximately how much money did you and other family members in your household contribute to your current place of worship? (HHCONTRB)
TOTAL%
1) Under $50047047.5
2) $500-$99914714.8
3) $1,000-$1,99911111.2
4) $2,000-$2,999848.5
5) $3,000-$3,999404
6) $4,000-$4,999272.7
7) $5,000-$5,999404
8) $6,000-$6,999131.3
9) $7,000-$7,999151.5
10) $8,000-$8,999111.1
11) $9,000-$9,9994.4
12) $10,000 or more282.8
Missing657 
TOTAL990100.0
18) Q12a. By your best guess, how would your current place of worship feel about each of the following behaviors? Pornography (PORN)
TOTAL%
1) Forbids79365.1
2) Strongly discourages29924.5
3) Somewhat discourages322.6
4) Encourages00
5) Isn't concerned262.1
8) Don't know685.6
Missing429 
TOTAL1218100.0
19) Q12b. By your best guess, how would your current place of worship feel about each of the following behaviors? Gambling (GAMBLING)
TOTAL%
1) Forbids27122.3
2) Strongly discourages46538.3
3) Somewhat discourages26621.9
4) Encourages6.5
5) Isn't concerned1028.4
8) Don't know1058.6
Missing433 
TOTAL1215100.0
20) Q12c. By your best guess, how would your current place of worship feel about each of the following behaviors? Wearing revealing clothing (REVEAL)
TOTAL%
1) Forbids15412.7
2) Strongly discourages52643.3
3) Somewhat discourages34228.2
4) Encourages5.4
5) Isn't concerned897.3
8) Don't know988.1
Missing435 
TOTAL1214100.0
21) Q12d. By your best guess, how would your current place of worship feel about each of the following behaviors? Premarital sex (PREMARSX)
TOTAL%
1) Forbids46038
2) Strongly discourages49040.4
3) Somewhat discourages12810.6
4) Encourages3.2
5) Isn't concerned584.8
8) Don't know736
Missing437 
TOTAL1212100.0
22) Q12e. By your best guess, how would your current place of worship feel about each of the following behaviors? Living together before marriage (COHABIT)
TOTAL%
1) Forbids38631.8
2) Strongly discourages45937.9
3) Somewhat discourages17714.6
4) Encourages6.5
5) Isn't concerned917.5
8) Don't know937.7
Missing436 
TOTAL1212100.0
23) Q12f. By your best guess, how would your current place of worship feel about each of the following behaviors? Use of contraception (CONTRA)
TOTAL%
1) Forbids20917.4
2) Strongly discourages13010.8
3) Somewhat discourages1058.7
4) Encourages16713.9
5) Isn't concerned32427
8) Don't know26722.2
Missing446 
TOTAL1202100.0
24) Q12g. By your best guess, how would your current place of worship feel about each of the following behaviors? Abortion (ABORTION)
TOTAL%
1) Forbids62952
2) Strongly discourages30225
3) Somewhat discourages846.9
4) Encourages9.7
5) Isn't concerned564.6
8) Don't know13010.7
Missing438 
TOTAL1210100.0
25) Q12h. By your best guess, how would your current place of worship feel about each of the following behaviors? Homosexual behavior (HOMOSEX)
TOTAL%
1) Forbids53744.2
2) Strongly discourages28423.4
3) Somewhat discourages1179.6
4) Encourages3.2
5) Isn't concerned1209.9
8) Don't know15512.7
Missing432 
TOTAL1216100.0
26) Q12i. By your best guess, how would your current place of worship feel about each of the following behaviors? Displays of wealth (DISPWLTH)
TOTAL%
1) Forbids554.6
2) Strongly discourages25421.1
3) Somewhat discourages24920.7
4) Encourages282.3
5) Isn't concerned33928.1
8) Don't know28023.2
Missing442 
TOTAL1205100.0
27) Q13a. How many of your friends attend your place of worship? (FRNDWSHP)
TOTAL%
1) None21918
2) A few56846.7
3) About half16213.3
4) Most17914.7
5) All242
8) Don't know645.3
Missing432 
TOTAL1216100.0
28) Q13b. How many of your friends attend a different place of worship? (FRNDDIFF)
TOTAL%
1) None463.9
2) A few48640.7
3) About half25521.4
4) Most27523.1
5) All252.1
8) Don't know1068.9
Missing454 
TOTAL1193100.0
29) Q13c. How many of your friends do not attend religious services? (FRNDDONT)
TOTAL%
1) None705.9
2) A few61652.3
3) About half1179.9
4) Most1089.2
5) All121
8) Don't know25421.6
Missing472 
TOTAL1177100.0
30) Q14a. How often did you participate in the following religious or faith-based activities in the last month? Religious education programs, such as Bible study or Sunday school (RELIGED)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all76261.8
2) One to two times17414.1
3) Three to four times16413.3
4) Five or more times13310.8
Missing416 
TOTAL1233100.0
31) Q14b. How often did you participate in the following religious or faith-based activities in the last month? Choir practice or other musical programs (CHOIR)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all106586.5
2) One to two times695.6
3) Three to four times534.3
4) Five or more times443.6
Missing417 
TOTAL1231100.0
32) Q14c. How often did you participate in the following religious or faith-based activities in the last month? Counseling programs sponsored by a place of worship (COUNSEL)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all114893.5
2) One to two times604.9
3) Three to four times141.1
4) Five or more times6.5
Missing421 
TOTAL1228100.0
33) Q14d. How often did you participate in the following religious or faith-based activities in the last month? Social gatherings at your place of worship like fellowships or potlucks (SOCIAL)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all64252.2
2) One to two times45537
3) Three to four times856.9
4) Five or more times494
Missing416 
TOTAL1231100.0
34) Q14e. How often did you participate in the following religious or faith-based activities in the last month? Witnessing/sharing your faith with friends (WTNSSFR)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all62150.4
2) One to two times38631.3
3) Three to four times13410.9
4) Five or more times917.4
Missing416 
TOTAL1232100.0
35) Q14f. How often did you participate in the following religious or faith-based activities in the last month? Witnessing/sharing your faith with strangers (WTNSSST)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all84669.6
2) One to two times25821.2
3) Three to four times635.2
4) Five or more times484
Missing433 
TOTAL1215100.0
36) Q14g. How often did you participate in the following religious or faith-based activities in the last month? Community prayer group not affiliated or sponsored by a congregation (e.g., in the neighborhood, at work, etc.) (COMMPRAY)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all106386.4
2) One to two times1219.8
3) Three to four times241.9
4) Five or more times231.9
Missing417 
TOTAL1231100.0
37) Q14h. How often did you participate in the following religious or faith-based activities in the last month? Community Bible study not affiliated or sponsored by a congregation (e.g., in the community or workplace) (COMMBIBL)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all111790.9
2) One to two times746
3) Three to four times231.9
4) Five or more times151.2
Missing419 
TOTAL1229100.0
38) Q14i. How often did you participate in the following religious or faith-based activities in the last month? Faith-based programs not affiliated or sponsored by a congregation (e.g., prison ministry, homeless shelter, etc.) (FBPROGRM)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all108788.2
2) One to two times998
3) Three to four times241.9
4) Five or more times221.8
Missing416 
TOTAL1232100.0
39) Q14j. How often did you participate in the following religious or faith-based activities in the last month? Other kinds of religious or faith-based activities (please specify) (OTHERREL)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all98184.7
2) One to two times988.5
3) Three to four times373.2
4) Five or more times423.6
Missing489 
TOTAL1158100.0
40) Q15a. How well do the following terms describe your religious identity? Bible-Believing (BIBLEBEL)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all24415.6
2) Not very well16110.3
3) Somewhat well36023
4) Very well73346.8
8) Undecided694.4
Missing82 
TOTAL1567100.0
41) Q15b. How well do the following terms describe your religious identity? Born-Again (BORNAGN)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all70245.6
2) Not very well1489.6
3) Somewhat well1529.9
4) Very well47330.7
8) Undecided654.2
Missing108 
TOTAL1540100.0
42) Q15c. How well do the following terms describe your religious identity? Charismatic (CHARISMA)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all72448.5
2) Not very well24516.4
3) Somewhat well21614.5
4) Very well875.8
8) Undecided22114.8
Missing154 
TOTAL1493100.0
43) Q15d. How well do the following terms describe your religious identity? Contemplative (CONTMPLT)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all52335.4
2) Not very well20013.6
3) Somewhat well33022.4
4) Very well15910.8
8) Undecided26417.9
Missing172 
TOTAL1476100.0
44) Q15e. How well do the following terms describe your religious identity? Evangelical (EVANGEL)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all71747.7
2) Not very well21714.4
3) Somewhat well19613
4) Very well21114
8) Undecided16210.8
Missing146 
TOTAL1503100.0
45) Q15f. How well do the following terms describe your religious identity? Fundamentalist (FUNDAMEN)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all80254
2) Not very well21514.5
3) Somewhat well15010.1
4) Very well1127.5
8) Undecided20713.9
Missing163 
TOTAL1486100.0
46) Q15g. How well do the following terms describe your religious identity? Mainline Christian (MAINLINE)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all57238.3
2) Not very well17811.9
3) Somewhat well34122.8
4) Very well22014.7
8) Undecided18212.2
Missing155 
TOTAL1493100.0
47) Q15h. How well do the following terms describe your religious identity? Mystic (MYSTIC)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all104469.9
2) Not very well1137.6
3) Somewhat well986.6
4) Very well302
8) Undecided20914
Missing154 
TOTAL1494100.0
48) Q15i. How well do the following terms describe your religious identity? Pentecostal (PENTECST)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all104069
2) Not very well1369
3) Somewhat well724.8
4) Very well805.3
8) Undecided17911.9
Missing142 
TOTAL1507100.0
49) Q15j. How well do the following terms describe your religious identity? Religious Left (RELLEFT)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all93363.1
2) Not very well1469.9
3) Somewhat well875.9
4) Very well563.8
8) Undecided25717.4
Missing169 
TOTAL1479100.0
50) Q15k. How well do the following terms describe your religious identity? Religious Right (RELRIGHT)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all82955.6
2) Not very well1349
3) Somewhat well1429.5
4) Very well1369.1
8) Undecided25116.8
Missing157 
TOTAL1492100.0
51) Q15l. How well do the following terms describe your religious identity? Seeker (SEEKER)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all70748
2) Not very well17511.9
3) Somewhat well19813.5
4) Very well17011.5
8) Undecided22215.1
Missing177 
TOTAL1472100.0
52) Q15m. How well do the following terms describe your religious identity? Spiritual (SPIRIT)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all32021.1
2) Not very well15610.3
3) Somewhat well41527.4
4) Very well51934.3
8) Undecided1046.9
Missing134 
TOTAL1514100.0
53) Q15n. How well do the following terms describe your religious identity? Theologically Conservative (THEOCON)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all62741.9
2) Not very well17711.8
3) Somewhat well24116.1
4) Very well21514.4
8) Undecided23815.9
Missing150 
TOTAL1498100.0
54) Q15o. How well do the following terms describe your religious identity? Theologically Liberal (THEOLIB)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all76651.8
2) Not very well21114.3
3) Somewhat well17011.5
4) Very well855.7
8) Undecided24716.7
Missing169 
TOTAL1479100.0
55) Q15p. How well do the following terms describe your religious identity? Traditional (TRADIT)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all39325.6
2) Not very well17211.2
3) Somewhat well45429.6
4) Very well38024.7
8) Undecided1378.9
Missing112 
TOTAL1536100.0
56) Q16. Outside of attending religious services, about how often do you read the Bible, Koran, Torah, or other sacred book? (SACREDBK)
TOTAL%
0) Never44427.3
1) Less than once a year23214.3
2) Once or twice a year18011.1
3) Several times a year16410.1
4) Once a month493
5) 2-3 times a month986
6) About weekly925.7
7) Weekly1157.1
8) Several times a week or more often25415.6
Missing20 
TOTAL1628100.0
57) Q17. About how often do you pray or meditate outside of religious services? (PRAY)
TOTAL%
0) Never18211.1
1) Only on certain occasions26916.5
2) Once a week or less1257.6
3) A few times a week25915.8
4) Once a day29117.8
5) Several times a day50931.1
Missing14 
TOTAL1635100.0
58) Q18. Which one statement comes closest to your personal beliefs about the Bible? (Please mark only one box.) (BIBLE)
TOTAL%
1) The Bible means exactly what it says. It should be taken literally, word-for-word, on all subjects.35422.1
2) The Bible is perfectly true, but it should not be taken literally, word-for-word. We must interpret its meaning.56635.3
3) The Bible contains some human error.20012.5
4) The Bible is an ancient book of history and legends.38424
5) I don't know986.1
Missing45 
TOTAL1602100.0
59) Q19. Which one statement comes closest to your personal beliefs about God? (Please mark only one box.) (GOD)
TOTAL%
1) I have no doubts that God exists102263.4
2) I believe in God, but with some doubts18811.7
3) I sometimes believe in God301.9
4) I believe in a higher power or cosmic force18511.5
5) I don't know and there is no way to find out966
6) I am an atheist684.2
7) I have no opinion221.4
Missing37 
TOTAL1611100.0
60) Q20a. Based on your personal understanding, what do you think God is like? A cosmic force in the universe (GODFORCE)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree23416.2
2) Disagree20113.9
3) Agree40928.3
4) Strongly agree35324.4
8) Undecided25017.3
Missing200 
TOTAL1447100.0
61) Q20b. Based on your personal understanding, what do you think God is like? Removed from worldly affairs (GODREMOV)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree49434.1
2) Disagree41328.5
3) Agree21214.6
4) Strongly agree986.8
8) Undecided23116
Missing200 
TOTAL1448100.0
62) Q20c. Based on your personal understanding, what do you think God is like? Concerned with the well-being of the world (GODWORLD)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree714.8
2) Disagree896
3) Agree41628
4) Strongly agree74750.3
8) Undecided16311
Missing161 
TOTAL1486100.0
63) Q20d. Based on your personal understanding, what do you think God is like? Concerned with my personal well-being (GODPERS)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree694.7
2) Disagree1077.3
3) Agree38326
4) Strongly agree73750
8) Undecided17712
Missing175 
TOTAL1473100.0
64) Q20e. Based on your personal understanding, what do you think God is like? Angered by human sin (GODANGER)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree15910.9
2) Disagree27919.2
3) Agree38026.1
4) Strongly agree44430.5
8) Undecided19213.2
Missing195 
TOTAL1454100.0
65) Q20f. Based on your personal understanding, what do you think God is like? Angered by my sins (GODMYSIN)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree17512
2) Disagree31721.8
3) Agree38526.5
4) Strongly agree37525.8
8) Undecided20213.9
Missing194 
TOTAL1454100.0
66) Q20g. Based on your personal understanding, what do you think God is like? Directly involved in worldly affairs (GODINVLV)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree17111.8
2) Disagree28919.9
3) Agree38226.3
4) Strongly agree37325.7
8) Undecided23716.3
Missing197 
TOTAL1452100.0
67) Q20h. Based on your personal understanding, what do you think God is like? Directly involved in my affairs (GODMYAFF)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree15010.3
2) Disagree23015.8
3) Agree40727.9
4) Strongly agree45831.4
8) Undecided21514.7
Missing188 
TOTAL1460100.0
68) Q20i. Based on your personal understanding, what do you think God is like? A 'He' (GODMALE)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree17512.2
2) Disagree1117.8
3) Agree26918.8
4) Strongly agree41028.7
8) Undecided46632.6
Missing217 
TOTAL1431100.0
69) Q21a. How well do you feel that each of the following words describe God in your opinion? Absolute (GODABSOL)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all1026.8
2) Not very well976.4
3) Somewhat well22514.9
4) Very well91260.6
8) Undecided17011.3
Missing142 
TOTAL1506100.0
70) Q21b. How well do you feel that each of the following words describe God in your opinion? Critical (GODCRIT)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all50333.8
2) Not very well38625.9
3) Somewhat well20613.8
4) Very well18112.2
8) Undecided21214.2
Missing159 
TOTAL1488100.0
71) Q21c. How well do you feel that each of the following words describe God in your opinion? Distant (GODDIST)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all76351.3
2) Not very well28719.3
3) Somewhat well16110.8
4) Very well946.3
8) Undecided18212.2
Missing162 
TOTAL1487100.0
72) Q21d. How well do you feel that each of the following words describe God in your opinion? Ever-present (GODPRES)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all563.7
2) Not very well553.6
3) Somewhat well20713.6
4) Very well107570.6
8) Undecided1298.5
Missing127 
TOTAL1522100.0
73) Q21e. How well do you feel that each of the following words describe God in your opinion? Fatherly (GODFTHR)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all1006.6
2) Not very well946.2
3) Somewhat well21314.1
4) Very well93862.2
8) Undecided16410.9
Missing138 
TOTAL1509100.0
74) Q21f. How well do you feel that each of the following words describe God in your opinion? Forgiving (GODFORGV)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all644.2
2) Not very well463
3) Somewhat well17111.2
4) Very well112373.7
8) Undecided1207.9
Missing125 
TOTAL1524100.0
75) Q21g. How well do you feel that each of the following words describe God in your opinion? Friendly (GODFRND)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all604
2) Not very well795.2
3) Somewhat well26217.4
4) Very well91460.7
8) Undecided19112.7
Missing143 
TOTAL1506100.0
76) Q21h. How well do you feel that each of the following words describe God in your opinion? Just (GODJUST)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all694.6
2) Not very well624.1
3) Somewhat well18912.5
4) Very well103268.4
8) Undecided15710.4
Missing138 
TOTAL1509100.0
77) Q21i. How well do you feel that each of the following words describe God in your opinion? Kind (GODKIND)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all583.8
2) Not very well604
3) Somewhat well21514.2
4) Very well103268
8) Undecided15210
Missing131 
TOTAL1517100.0
78) Q21j. How well do you feel that each of the following words describe God in your opinion? Kingly (GODKING)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all17111.4
2) Not very well17711.8
3) Somewhat well19312.9
4) Very well76150.8
8) Undecided19613.1
Missing150 
TOTAL1498100.0
79) Q21k. How well do you feel that each of the following words describe God in your opinion? Loving (GODLOVNG)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all533.5
2) Not very well563.7
3) Somewhat well15510.2
4) Very well110772.9
8) Undecided1489.7
Missing130 
TOTAL1519100.0
80) Q21l. How well do you feel that each of the following words describe God in your opinion? Motherly (GODMTHR)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all29319.8
2) Not very well22815.4
3) Somewhat well25517.2
4) Very well46131.1
8) Undecided24416.5
Missing166 
TOTAL1481100.0
81) Q21m. How well do you feel that each of the following words describe God in your opinion? Punishing (GODPUNSH)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all40827.2
2) Not very well32721.8
3) Somewhat well28519
4) Very well28118.7
8) Undecided19913.3
Missing147 
TOTAL1500100.0
82) Q21n. How well do you feel that each of the following words describe God in your opinion? Severe (GODSEVER)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all54136.1
2) Not very well34623.1
3) Somewhat well19513
4) Very well19312.9
8) Undecided22214.8
Missing151 
TOTAL1497100.0
83) Q21o. How well do you feel that each of the following words describe God in your opinion? Wrathful (GODWRATH)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all53335.6
2) Not very well30320.2
3) Somewhat well23215.5
4) Very well21114.1
8) Undecided21814.6
Missing151 
TOTAL1497100.0
84) Q22a. To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statements about God? God rewards the faithful with major successes (GODMAJOR)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree21414.2
2) Disagree52835
3) Agree38325.4
4) Strongly agree18011.9
8) Undecided20213.4
Missing141 
TOTAL1507100.0
85) Q22b. To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statements about God? God rewards the faithful in small ways (such as helping to find lost keys or fight off a cold) (GODSMALL)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree20013.4
2) Disagree46331.1
3) Agree44429.8
4) Strongly agree20613.8
8) Undecided17811.9
Missing156 
TOTAL1491100.0
86) Q22c. To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statements about God? God punishes sinners with terrible woes (GODWOES)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree34723.2
2) Disagree70847.4
3) Agree19212.9
4) Strongly agree583.9
8) Undecided18912.7
Missing155 
TOTAL1494100.0
87) Q22d. To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statements about God? God punishes sinners in small ways (such as losing a promotion or getting into a minor accident) (GODPUNSM)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree36224.3
2) Disagree67945.7
3) Agree20513.8
4) Strongly agree583.9
8) Undecided18312.3
Missing161 
TOTAL1487100.0
88) Q22e. To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statements about God? God reserves his judgment for the afterlife (GODRESRV)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree1429.6
2) Disagree23115.6
3) Agree49133.2
4) Strongly agree39626.7
8) Undecided22114.9
Missing167 
TOTAL1481100.0
89) Q22f. To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statements about God? God clearly shows us the difference between right and wrong (GODSHOW)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree926.1
2) Disagree21714.4
3) Agree45029.8
4) Strongly agree62241.2
8) Undecided1288.5
Missing140 
TOTAL1509100.0
90) Q22g. To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statements about God? God requires the faithful to wage wars for good (GODWAR)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree34323.2
2) Disagree47232
3) Agree28819.5
4) Strongly agree16911.4
8) Undecided20513.9
Missing170 
TOTAL1477100.0
91) Q22h. To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statements about God? God sometimes allows major tragedies to occur as a warning to sinners (GODALLOW)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree30020.1
2) Disagree38225.7
3) Agree39326.4
4) Strongly agree20013.4
8) Undecided21414.4
Missing159 
TOTAL1489100.0
92) Q22i. To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statements about God? God causes major tragedies to occur as a warning to sinners (GODCAUSE)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree46731.3
2) Disagree54536.5
3) Agree16511
4) Strongly agree865.8
8) Undecided23115.5
Missing154 
TOTAL1494100.0
93) Q22j. To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statements about God? God often performs miracles which defy the laws of nature (GODMIRAC)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree1026.8
2) Disagree1439.5
3) Agree48632.2
4) Strongly agree60840.2
8) Undecided17211.4
Missing137 
TOTAL1511100.0
94) Q23a. In your opinion, does each of the following exist? The Devil/Satan (DEVIL)
TOTAL%
1) Absolutely not19212
2) Probably not23915
3) Probably31119.5
4) Absolutely85653.6
Missing50 
TOTAL1598100.0
95) Q23b. In your opinion, does each of the following exist? Heaven (HEAVEN)
TOTAL%
1) Absolutely not1338.3
2) Probably not1599.9
3) Probably31519.6
4) Absolutely100262.3
Missing40 
TOTAL1609100.0
96) Q23c. In your opinion, does each of the following exist? Hell (HELL)
TOTAL%
1) Absolutely not17711.1
2) Probably not25716.1
3) Probably31819.9
4) Absolutely84853
Missing47 
TOTAL1600100.0
97) Q23d. In your opinion, does each of the following exist? Purgatory (PURGATRY)
TOTAL%
1) Absolutely not43027.6
2) Probably not50232.2
3) Probably32620.9
4) Absolutely30219.4
Missing88 
TOTAL1560100.0
98) Q23e. In your opinion, does each of the following exist? Armageddon (ARMAGEDD)
TOTAL%
1) Absolutely not23615.3
2) Probably not43027.8
3) Probably41326.7
4) Absolutely46630.2
Missing102 
TOTAL1545100.0
99) Q23f. In your opinion, does each of the following exist? Angels (ANGELS)
TOTAL%
1) Absolutely not1408.8
2) Probably not1589.9
3) Probably33420.9
4) Absolutely96760.5
Missing48 
TOTAL1599100.0
100) Q23g. In your opinion, does each of the following exist? Demons (DEMONS)
TOTAL%
1) Absolutely not20412.9
2) Probably not30919.5
3) Probably34822
4) Absolutely72345.6
Missing65 
TOTAL1584100.0
101) Q23h. In your opinion, does each of the following exist? The Rapture (RAPTURE)
TOTAL%
1) Absolutely not29218.9
2) Probably not43228
3) Probably32320.9
4) Absolutely49732.2
Missing104 
TOTAL1544100.0
102) Q23i. In your opinion, does each of the following exist? Ghosts (GHOST)
TOTAL%
1) Absolutely not31119.7
2) Probably not48830.8
3) Probably46329.3
4) Absolutely32020.2
Missing66 
TOTAL1582100.0
103) Q23j. In your opinion, does each of the following exist? Extraterrestrials (ET)
TOTAL%
1) Absolutely not33621.3
2) Probably not50131.7
3) Probably54934.8
4) Absolutely19212.2
Missing71 
TOTAL1578100.0
104) Q23k. In your opinion, does each of the following exist? Bigfoot (BIGFOOT)
TOTAL%
1) Absolutely not62339.6
2) Probably not69644.3
3) Probably20513
4) Absolutely483.1
Missing76 
TOTAL1572100.0
105) Q23l. In your opinion, does each of the following exist? Psychic phenomena, such as ESP (PSYCHIC)
TOTAL%
1) Absolutely not23214.6
2) Probably not38324.1
3) Probably66842.1
4) Absolutely30519.2
Missing59 
TOTAL1588100.0
106) Q24. How certain are you that you will get into Heaven? (GETHEAV)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all certain402.5
2) Not very certain704.4
3) Somewhat certain31719.8
4) Quite certain25415.9
5) Very certain47429.6
7) I don't believe in heaven18211.4
8) I don't know26316.4
Missing49 
TOTAL1600100.0
107) Q25a. If you believe in Heaven, how many of the following people do you think will get into Heaven? Average Americans (GETAVAMR)
TOTAL%
0) None231.6
1) A few22315.6
2) About half23116.1
3) Most41028.6
4) All1389.6
8) No opinion40828.5
Missing215 
TOTAL1433100.0
108) Q25b. If you believe in Heaven, how many of the following people do you think will get into Heaven? Your personal friends (GETFRND)
TOTAL%
0) None241.7
1) A few15911.1
2) About half14410
3) Most58340.6
4) All18412.8
8) No opinion34123.8
Missing212 
TOTAL1435100.0
109) Q25c. If you believe in Heaven, how many of the following people do you think will get into Heaven? Your neighbors (GETNGHB)
TOTAL%
0) None251.7
1) A few24016.7
2) About half17212
3) Most43330.2
4) All1359.4
8) No opinion43030
Missing213 
TOTAL1435100.0
110) Q25d. If you believe in Heaven, how many of the following people do you think will get into Heaven? Family members (GETFAM)
TOTAL%
0) None191.3
1) A few1299
2) About half1198.3
3) Most57840.4
4) All26718.7
8) No opinion31922.3
Missing217 
TOTAL1431100.0
111) Q25e. If you believe in Heaven, how many of the following people do you think will get into Heaven? Christians (GETCHRST)
TOTAL%
0) None8.6
1) A few855.9
2) About half1147.9
3) Most51135.4
4) All40928.3
8) No opinion31621.9
Missing204 
TOTAL1443100.0
112) Q25f. If you believe in Heaven, how many of the following people do you think will get into Heaven? Buddhists (GETBUDDH)
TOTAL%
0) None22415.6
1) A few1137.9
2) About half755.2
3) Most31421.9
4) All15010.5
8) No opinion55939
Missing214 
TOTAL1435100.0
113) Q25g. If you believe in Heaven, how many of the following people do you think will get into Heaven? Muslims (GETMUSLM)
TOTAL%
0) None22615.8
1) A few15310.7
2) About half866
3) Most27619.3
4) All1309.1
8) No opinion56039.1
Missing217 
TOTAL1431100.0
114) Q25h. If you believe in Heaven, how many of the following people do you think will get into Heaven? Jews (GETJEWS)
TOTAL%
0) None845.9
1) A few16411.5
2) About half1067.4
3) Most38426.9
4) All16011.2
8) No opinion53037.1
Missing219 
TOTAL1428100.0
115) Q25f. If you believe in Heaven, how many of the following people do you think will get into Heaven? Non-religious people (GETNONRL)
TOTAL%
0) None29820.8
1) A few19113.3
2) About half906.3
3) Most21615.1
4) All1117.7
8) No opinion52736.8
Missing215 
TOTAL1433100.0
116) Q26a. Please indicate whether or not you have ever had any of the following experiences: I witnessed a miraculous, physical healing (WITNHEAL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes36923
2) No123377
Missing47 
TOTAL1602100.0
117) Q26b. Please indicate whether or not you have ever had any of the following experiences: I received a miraculous, physical healing (RECHEAL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes25515.9
2) No134684.1
Missing46 
TOTAL1601100.0
118) Q26c. Please indicate whether or not you have ever had any of the following experiences: I spoke or prayed in tongues (TONGUES)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1217.5
2) No148992.5
Missing38 
TOTAL1610100.0
119) Q26d. Please indicate whether or not you have ever had any of the following experiences: I felt called by God to do something (FELTCALL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes71444.4
2) No89355.6
Missing40 
TOTAL1607100.0
120) Q26e. Please indicate whether or not you have ever had any of the following experiences: I heard the voice of God speaking to me (HEARDGOD)
TOTAL%
1) Yes31819.9
2) No128380.1
Missing47 
TOTAL1601100.0
121) Q26f. Please indicate whether or not you have ever had any of the following experiences: I had a dream of religious significance (DREAMREL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes42726.8
2) No116873.2
Missing53 
TOTAL1595100.0
122) Q26g. Please indicate whether or not you have ever had any of the following experiences: I was protected from harm by a guardian angel (GUARDIAN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes87755
2) No71745
Missing54 
TOTAL1594100.0
123) Q26h. Please indicate whether or not you have ever had any of the following experiences: I had a religious conversion experience (RELCONV)
TOTAL%
1) Yes43727.5
2) No115472.5
Missing57 
TOTAL1591100.0
124) Q26i. Please indicate whether or not you have ever had any of the following experiences: I felt at one with the universe (ONEUNIV)
TOTAL%
1) Yes35322.2
2) No123677.8
Missing59 
TOTAL1589100.0
125) Q27a. Please indicate your level of agreement with the following statements about evil in the world: Most evil in the world is caused by the Devil (EVILDEVL)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree33721.1
2) Disagree42126.4
3) Agree35922.5
4) Strongly agree33120.7
8) Undecided1489.3
Missing51 
TOTAL1596100.0
126) Q27b. Please indicate your level of agreement with the following statements about evil in the world: Most evil in the world is caused by mankind (EVILMAN)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree14.9
2) Disagree945.8
3) Agree77648.1
4) Strongly agree65840.8
8) Undecided724.5
Missing34 
TOTAL1614100.0
127) Q27c. Please indicate your level of agreement with the following statements about evil in the world: It is possible for people to be possessed by the Devil/demons (POSSESS)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree24115
2) Disagree26116.3
3) Agree51332
4) Strongly agree34221.3
8) Undecided24515.3
Missing45 
TOTAL1602100.0
128) Q27d. Please indicate your level of agreement with the following statements about evil in the world: Evil in the world has caused me to doubt my faith (EVILDOUB)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree61538.4
2) Disagree57535.9
3) Agree25015.6
4) Strongly agree483
8) Undecided1147.1
Missing47 
TOTAL1602100.0
129) Q27e. Please indicate your level of agreement with the following statements about evil in the world: Human nature is basically evil (HUMANEVL)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree40425.2
2) Disagree68342.6
3) Agree26216.3
4) Strongly agree1398.7
8) Undecided1157.2
Missing45 
TOTAL1603100.0
130) Q27f. Please indicate your level of agreement with the following statements about evil in the world: Love of money is the root of all evil (ROOTEVIL)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree20713
2) Disagree59737.6
3) Agree43127.1
4) Strongly agree22514.2
8) Undecided1298.1
Missing60 
TOTAL1589100.0
131) Q27g. Please indicate your level of agreement with the following statements about evil in the world: Certain paranormal phenomena (such as UFOs and Ouija boards) are the work of the Devil (PARANORM)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree52733.2
2) Disagree52132.8
3) Agree20713
4) Strongly agree1237.7
8) Undecided21013.2
Missing61 
TOTAL1588100.0
132) Q28a. Please indicate your level of agreement with the following statements: I have kept my religious beliefs from others for fear of ridicule (KEPTFROM)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree58436.3
2) Disagree78248.6
3) Agree1589.8
4) Strongly agree442.7
8) Undecided422.6
Missing38 
TOTAL1610100.0
133) Q28b. Please indicate your level of agreement with the following statements: My religious beliefs have caused problems in my workplace (RELPROBS)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree68542.7
2) Disagree77648.3
3) Agree805
4) Strongly agree191.2
8) Undecided462.9
Missing42 
TOTAL1606100.0
134) Q28c. Please indicate your level of agreement with the following statements: I tend to have trouble maintaining close relationships because of my religious beliefs (RELTROUB)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree77347.9
2) Disagree75847
3) Agree422.6
4) Strongly agree161
8) Undecided241.5
Missing35 
TOTAL1613100.0
135) Q28d. Please indicate your level of agreement with the following statements: Because of my religious devotion I have missed financial opportunities (RELMISS)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree74846.5
2) Disagree74246.1
3) Agree664.1
4) Strongly agree14.9
8) Undecided392.4
Missing39 
TOTAL1609100.0
136) Q28e. Please indicate your level of agreement with the following statements: My family members and I disagree about religious matters (BELFAMLY)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree44427.6
2) Disagree64139.8
3) Agree39924.8
4) Strongly agree734.5
8) Undecided543.4
Missing37 
TOTAL1611100.0
137) Q28f. Please indicate your level of agreement with the following statements: My religious views are often ridiculed by the media (RELRIDIC)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree43226.8
2) Disagree60337.5
3) Agree29718.5
4) Strongly agree18811.7
8) Undecided895.5
Missing39 
TOTAL1609100.0
138) Q29. Do you regularly put up a Christmas tree during the holidays? (XMASTREE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes139886.6
2) No21713.4
Missing33 
TOTAL1615100.0
139) Q30. At what age did you stop believing in Santa Claus? (SANTA)
TOTAL%
1) About age 3613.8
2) About 4 or 550431.5
3) 6 or older88955.5
7) I never believed in Santa1489.2
Missing46 
TOTAL1602100.0
140) Q31a. Please indicate the religious affiliation of your father, mother, and spouse (if married). (Please mark only one box.) Father (RELFATHR)
TOTAL%
1) Protestant (Baptist, Presbyterian, Lutheran, etc.)73445.8
2) Roman Catholic43927.4
3) Jewish332.1
4) Other1328.2
5) Not religious1529.5
8) I don't know1116.9
Missing47 
TOTAL1601100.0
141) Q31b. Please indicate the religious affiliation of your father, mother, and spouse (if married). (Please mark only one box.) Mother (RELMOTHR)
TOTAL%
1) Protestant (Baptist, Presbyterian, Lutheran, etc.)83652.5
2) Roman Catholic45228.4
3) Jewish412.6
4) Other1459.1
5) Not religious593.7
8) I don't know593.7
Missing56 
TOTAL1592100.0
142) Q31c. Please indicate the religious affiliation of your father, mother, and spouse (if married). (Please mark only one box for.) Spouse (RELSPOUS)
TOTAL%
1) Protestant (Baptist, Presbyterian, Lutheran, etc.)59748
2) Roman Catholic29423.6
3) Jewish252
4) Other14311.5
5) Not religious14111.3
8) I don't know443.5
Missing406 
TOTAL1244100.0
143) Q32. How personally religious were you at age 12? (RELIG12)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all religious18411.3
2) Not too religious23814.6
3) Somewhat religious74645.7
4) Very religious38523.6
8) I don't recall804.9
Missing15 
TOTAL1633100.0
144) Q33. By your best estimate, how often did you attend religious services at age 12? (ATTEND12)
TOTAL%
0) Never1207.4
1) Less than once a year513.1
2) Once or twice a year1126.9
3) Several times a year1348.2
4) Once a month533.3
5) 2-3 times a month17911
6) About weekly28417.4
7) Weekly47829.3
8) Several times a week21813.4
Missing17 
TOTAL1629100.0
145) Q34a. How do you feel about the morality of the following? Abortion, if the pregnancy is the result of rape (ABRTRAPE)
TOTAL%
1) Always wrong35321.9
2) Almost always wrong1589.8
3) Only wrong sometimes19812.3
4) Not wrong at all90156
Missing37 
TOTAL1610100.0
146) Q34b How do you feel about the morality of the following? Abortion, if the family cannot afford the child (ABRTAFF)
TOTAL%
1) Always wrong74546.5
2) Almost always wrong23314.5
3) Only wrong sometimes23814.8
4) Not wrong at all38724.1
Missing46 
TOTAL1603100.0
147) Q34c. How do you feel about the morality of the following? Divorce, if the couple does not have children (DIVNOKID)
TOTAL%
1) Always wrong26616.5
2) Almost always wrong24115
3) Only wrong sometimes32220
4) Not wrong at all78248.5
Missing37 
TOTAL1611100.0
148) Q34d. How do you feel about the morality of the following? Divorce, if children are present (DIVCHLD)
TOTAL%
1) Always wrong28217.5
2) Almost always wrong32119.9
3) Only wrong sometimes47829.6
4) Not wrong at all53333
Missing34 
TOTAL1614100.0
149) Q34e. How do you feel about the morality of the following? The use of marijuana (MARIJUAN)
TOTAL%
1) Always wrong58436.2
2) Almost always wrong35421.9
3) Only wrong sometimes31619.6
4) Not wrong at all36022.3
Missing35 
TOTAL1614100.0
150) Q34f. How do you feel about the morality of the following? Physician-assisted suicide (PHYSSUIC)
TOTAL%
1) Always wrong63139.5
2) Almost always wrong24515.3
3) Only wrong sometimes34221.4
4) Not wrong at all38123.8
Missing49 
TOTAL1599100.0
151) Q34g. How do you feel about the morality of the following? Embryonic stem cell research (STEMCELL)
TOTAL%
1) Always wrong36122.8
2) Almost always wrong1529.6
3) Only wrong sometimes28317.9
4) Not wrong at all78849.7
Missing64 
TOTAL1584100.0
152) Q34h. How do you feel about the morality of the following? War (WAR)
TOTAL%
1) Always wrong37623.3
2) Almost always wrong46829
3) Only wrong sometimes64940.2
4) Not wrong at all1207.4
Missing35 
TOTAL1613100.0
153) Q35a. How important is it to do the following if one wishes to be a good person? Actively seek social and economic justice (SEEKJUST)
TOTAL%
1) Not important976.1
2) Not very important19412.2
3) Somewhat important66441.8
4) Very important63339.9
Missing60 
TOTAL1588100.0
154) Q35b. How important is it to do the following if one wishes to be a good person? Have faith in God (FAITHGOD)
TOTAL%
1) Not important21813.5
2) Not very important19011.7
3) Somewhat important27817.2
4) Very important93457.7
Missing27 
TOTAL1620100.0
155) Q35c. How important is it to do the following if one wishes to be a good person? Take care of the sick and needy (CARESICK)
TOTAL%
1) Not important231.4
2) Not very important573.5
3) Somewhat important54233.4
4) Very important99961.6
Missing26 
TOTAL1621100.0
156) Q35d. How important is it to do the following if one wishes to be a good person? Teach others your morals (TEACHMRL)
TOTAL%
1) Not important16810.4
2) Not very important28117.4
3) Somewhat important61538.1
4) Very important54934
Missing35 
TOTAL1613100.0
157) Q35e. How important is it to do the following if one wishes to be a good person? Convert others to your religious faith (CONVOTHR)
TOTAL%
1) Not important63239.2
2) Not very important44227.4
3) Somewhat important32119.9
4) Very important21713.5
Missing36 
TOTAL1612100.0
158) Q35f. How important is it to do the following if one wishes to be a good person? Serve in the military (SERVMIL)
TOTAL%
1) Not important51431.9
2) Not very important42726.5
3) Somewhat important46428.8
4) Very important20512.7
Missing38 
TOTAL1610100.0
159) Q35g. How important is it to do the following if one wishes to be a good person? Consume or use fewer goods (USEFEWER)
TOTAL%
1) Not important31619.7
2) Not very important42426.4
3) Somewhat important59737.1
4) Very important27016.8
Missing41 
TOTAL1607100.0
160) Q36a. Please indicate your level of agreement with the following statements: If we do not change things dramatically global climate change will have disastrous effects (CLIMCHNG)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree17010.6
2) Disagree21113.1
3) Agree52332.5
4) Strongly agree56134.9
8) Undecided1428.8
Missing41 
TOTAL1607100.0
161) Q36b. Please indicate your level of agreement with the following statements: If we do not change things dramatically we will exhaust the Earth's supply of coal, oil, and natural gas (EXHAUST)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree1237.7
2) Disagree23914.9
3) Agree63939.8
4) Strongly agree48830.4
8) Undecided1167.2
Missing44 
TOTAL1605100.0
162) Q36c. Please indicate your level of agreement with the following statements: If we do not change things dramatically we will witness the moral decay of our society (MRLDECAY)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree744.6
2) Disagree25816.1
3) Agree64039.9
4) Strongly agree53433.3
8) Undecided976.1
Missing45 
TOTAL1603100.0
163) Q36d. Please indicate your level of agreement with the following statements: If we do not change things dramatically we will face economic collapse (ECONCOLL)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree623.9
2) Disagree40525.2
3) Agree60837.9
4) Strongly agree37723.5
8) Undecided1539.5
Missing42 
TOTAL1605100.0
164) Q36e. Please indicate your level of agreement with the following statements: If we do not change things dramatically we will destroy most of the plant and animal life on earth (DESTROY)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree17711
2) Disagree38924.2
3) Agree53033
4) Strongly agree38724.1
8) Undecided1237.7
Missing42 
TOTAL1606100.0
165) Q37a. To what extent do you agree or disagree that the federal government should abolish the death penalty? (DEATHPEN)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree54433.9
2) Disagree53933.6
3) Agree21113.1
4) Strongly agree17711
8) Undecided1358.4
Missing42 
TOTAL1606100.0
166) Q37b. To what extent do you agree or disagree that the federal government should declare the United States a Christian nation? (CHRNATN)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree53133.1
2) Disagree49831
3) Agree25015.6
4) Strongly agree18011.2
8) Undecided1459
Missing44 
TOTAL1604100.0
167) Q37c. To what extent do you agree or disagree that the federal government should declare English the national language? (ENGLISH)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree1197.4
2) Disagree1529.4
3) Agree44727.8
4) Strongly agree83551.9
8) Undecided563.5
Missing39 
TOTAL1609100.0
168) Q37d. To what extent do you agree or disagree that the federal government should distribute wealth more evenly? (DISTRIB)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree26816.7
2) Disagree40625.3
3) Agree52532.7
4) Strongly agree29318.2
8) Undecided1157.2
Missing41 
TOTAL1607100.0
169) Q37e. To what extent do you agree or disagree that the federal government should advocate Christian values? (ADVOCHR)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree30318.9
2) Disagree29818.6
3) Agree53333.2
4) Strongly agree34821.7
8) Undecided1227.6
Missing44 
TOTAL1604100.0
170) Q37f. To what extent do you agree or disagree that the federal government should regulate business practices more closely? (REGULATE)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree1509.4
2) Disagree38223.9
3) Agree62439
4) Strongly agree29718.6
8) Undecided1479.2
Missing48 
TOTAL1600100.0
171) Q37g. To what extent do you agree or disagree that the federal government should enforce a strict separation of church and state? (SEPARAT)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree19812.4
2) Disagree45128.1
3) Agree41125.6
4) Strongly agree40325.1
8) Undecided1408.7
Missing46 
TOTAL1603100.0
172) Q37h. To what extent do you agree or disagree that the federal government should expand its authority to fight terrorism? (FIGHTTER)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree1418.8
2) Disagree38824.3
3) Agree55534.7
4) Strongly agree39524.7
8) Undecided1217.6
Missing48 
TOTAL1600100.0
173) Q37i. To what extent do you agree or disagree that the federal government should punish criminals more harshly? (PUNISH)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree503.1
2) Disagree28417.7
3) Agree64340
4) Strongly agree48630.3
8) Undecided1438.9
Missing41 
TOTAL1606100.0
174) Q37j. To what extent do you agree or disagree that the federal government should enact stricter gun laws? (GUNLAWS)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree30819.1
2) Disagree36622.7
3) Agree42326.3
4) Strongly agree42026.1
8) Undecided925.7
Missing39 
TOTAL1609100.0
175) Q37k. To what extent do you agree or disagree that the federal government should improve the standard of living for ethnic minorities? (IMPROVE)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree20012.6
2) Disagree40725.6
3) Agree58136.5
4) Strongly agree21113.3
8) Undecided19112
Missing58 
TOTAL1590100.0
176) Q37l. To what extent do you agree or disagree that the federal government should allow the display of religious symbols in public spaces? (DISPREL)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree1438.9
2) Disagree26116.2
3) Agree63839.7
4) Strongly agree46128.7
8) Undecided1056.5
Missing40 
TOTAL1608100.0
177) Q37m. To what extent do you agree or disagree that the federal government should allow prayer in public schools? (PRAYSCHL)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree19011.8
2) Disagree21913.6
3) Agree51932.1
4) Strongly agree59837
8) Undecided895.5
Missing32 
TOTAL1615100.0
178) Q38a. How do you feel about current government spending on the following? Improving and protecting the environment (SPNDENV)
TOTAL%
1) Too little1408.7
2) Just about right40925.5
3) Too much90456.3
8) Don't know1539.5
Missing42 
TOTAL1606100.0
179) Q38b. How do you feel about current government spending on the following? Improving and protecting the nation's health (SPNDHLTH)
TOTAL%
1) Too little976
2) Just about right30218.8
3) Too much111269.1
8) Don't know996.1
Missing38 
TOTAL1610100.0
180) Q38c. How do you feel about current government spending on the following? Halting the rising crime rate (SPNDCRIM)
TOTAL%
1) Too little503.1
2) Just about right39724.6
3) Too much100162.1
8) Don't know16310.1
Missing37 
TOTAL1611100.0
181) Q38d. How do you feel about current government spending on the following? Improving the nation's education system (SPNDEDUC)
TOTAL%
1) Too little1308.1
2) Just about right29218.1
3) Too much110068.3
8) Don't know885.5
Missing38 
TOTAL1610100.0
182) Q38e. How do you feel about current government spending on the following? The military, armaments, and defense (SPNDMIL)
TOTAL%
1) Too little52832.9
2) Just about right47729.7
3) Too much46729.1
8) Don't know1338.3
Missing42 
TOTAL1605100.0
183) Q38f. How do you feel about current government spending on the following? Welfare (SPNDWELF)
TOTAL%
1) Too little68942.9
2) Just about right40225
3) Too much35021.8
8) Don't know16410.2
Missing42 
TOTAL1605100.0
184) Q38g. How do you feel about current government spending on the following? Supporting scientific research (SPNDSCI)
TOTAL%
1) Too little19612.2
2) Just about right57035.5
3) Too much62238.8
8) Don't know21713.5
Missing43 
TOTAL1605100.0
185) Q38h. How do you feel about current government spending on the following? Patrolling and controlling our borders (SPNDBRDR)
TOTAL%
1) Too little1539.5
2) Just about right28517.7
3) Too much102563.8
8) Don't know1449
Missing40 
TOTAL1607100.0
186) Q39a. Please indicate your level of agreement with the following statements about homosexuals: Homosexuals should be allowed to marry (GAYMARR)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree58336
2) Disagree32219.9
3) Agree22013.6
4) Strongly agree30018.5
8) Undecided19311.9
Missing29 
TOTAL1618100.0
187) Q39b. Please indicate your level of agreement with the following statements about homosexuals: Homosexuals should be allowed civil unions (GAYUNION)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree41525.7
2) Disagree19412
3) Agree49430.6
4) Strongly agree35822.2
8) Undecided1529.4
Missing35 
TOTAL1613100.0
188) Q39c. Please indicate your level of agreement with the following statements about homosexuals: People choose to be homosexuals (CHOOSE)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree35522
2) Disagree39524.5
3) Agree35021.7
4) Strongly agree27116.8
8) Undecided24315.1
Missing33 
TOTAL1614100.0
189) Q39d. Please indicate your level of agreement with the following statements about homosexuals: People are born as either homosexual or heterosexual (GAYBORN)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree30518.9
2) Disagree29718.4
3) Agree43326.8
4) Strongly agree27917.3
8) Undecided30018.6
Missing34 
TOTAL1614100.0
190) Q40a. Please indicate your level of agreement with the following statements about world events: Going to war in Iraq was the right decision (IRAQWAR)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree53432.9
2) Disagree32119.8
3) Agree36322.4
4) Strongly agree28417.5
8) Undecided1207.4
Missing27 
TOTAL1622100.0
191) Q40b. Please indicate your level of agreement with the following statements about world events: We should bring American troops home from Iraq immediately (TROOPS)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree31019.1
2) Disagree45928.3
3) Agree35221.7
4) Strongly agree37022.8
8) Undecided1298
Missing29 
TOTAL1620100.0
192) Q40c. Please indicate your level of agreement with the following statements about world events: The success of the United States is part of God's plan (GODSPLAN)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree46328.7
2) Disagree30819.1
3) Agree31719.6
4) Strongly agree18711.6
8) Undecided34121.1
Missing32 
TOTAL1616100.0
193) Q41a. Please indicate your level of agreement with the following statements about science: We rely too much on science and not enough on faith (RELYSCI)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree30719.1
2) Disagree54033.5
3) Agree41725.9
4) Strongly agree20012.4
8) Undecided1479.1
Missing38 
TOTAL1611100.0
194) Q41b. Please indicate your level of agreement with the following statements about science: Science will eventually provide the solutions to most of our problems (SCISOLUT)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree1539.5
2) Disagree59336.9
3) Agree53133
4) Strongly agree1368.5
8) Undecided19412.1
Missing40 
TOTAL1607100.0
195) Q41c. Please indicate your level of agreement with the following statements about science: Science helps to reveal God's glory (GODSGLRY)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree23414.6
2) Disagree39824.9
3) Agree51932.4
4) Strongly agree20712.9
8) Undecided24215.1
Missing49 
TOTAL1600100.0
196) Q41d. Please indicate your level of agreement with the following statements about science: Humans evolved from other primates over millions of years (HUMNEVOL)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree41826.2
2) Disagree25916.2
3) Agree35122
4) Strongly agree31719.9
8) Undecided24915.6
Missing53 
TOTAL1594100.0
197) Q41e. Please indicate your level of agreement with the following statements about science: Creationism should be taught in public schools (CREATION)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree31619.9
2) Disagree27717.4
3) Agree43627.4
4) Strongly agree26316.5
8) Undecided29818.7
Missing57 
TOTAL1590100.0
198) Q41f. Please indicate your level of agreement with the following statements about science: Science and religion are incompatible (SCIRELIG)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree33320.8
2) Disagree77448.4
3) Agree17110.7
4) Strongly agree986.1
8) Undecided22414
Missing47 
TOTAL1600100.0
199) Q41g. Please indicate your level of agreement with the following statements about science: Most scientists are hostile to religion (SCIHOSTL)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree16310.2
2) Disagree67542.2
3) Agree31019.4
4) Strongly agree865.4
8) Undecided36722.9
Missing46 
TOTAL1601100.0
200) Q42. How would you describe yourself politically? (Please mark only one box.) (POLVIEWS)
TOTAL%
1) Extremely conservative1056.6
2) Conservative43927.5
3) Leaning conservative17110.7
4) Moderate46529.1
5) Leaning liberal1439
6) Liberal20713
7) Extremely liberal664.1
Missing51 
TOTAL1596100.0
201) Q43a. Do you think of yourself as Republican, Democrat, or Independent? (Please mark only one box.) (PARTYID)
TOTAL%
1) Other372.3
6) Strong Republican18311.4
7) Moderate Republican30318.8
8) Leaning Republican1378.5
9) Independent35221.9
10) Leaning Democrat1227.6
11) Moderate Democrat27617.2
12) Strong Democrat19912.4
Missing40 
TOTAL1609100.0
202) Q43b. Do you think of yourself as Republican, Democrat, or Independent? (Please mark only one box.) Additional codes (PARTYID2)
TOTAL%
1) Other511.4
6) Strong Republican24.5
8) Leaning Republican24.5
9) Independent24.5
11) Moderate Democrat24.5
12) Strong Democrat24.5
13) Not political511.4
14) Conservative12.3
15) Green party36.8
16) Vote for candidate not party818.2
18) Libertarian715.9
19) Don't know/haven't decided yet511.4
Missing1604 
TOTAL44100.0
203) Q44. We are all part of different groups. Some are more important to us than others when we think of ourselves. In general, which single item in the following list is most important to you in describing who you are? (Please mark only one box.) (GROUPS)
TOTAL%
1) Occupation1257.8
2) Religion27217
3) Social class493.1
4) Race362.2
5) Political party7.4
6) Region of the country503.1
7) Gender623.9
8) Nationality774.8
9) Sexual orientation201.2
10) Age774.8
11) Family82851.7
Missing45 
TOTAL1603100.0
204) Q45a. At this time, who do you want to win the 2008 presidential election? (Please mark only one box.) (PRES08_1)
TOTAL%
1) Other16310.6
6) Hillary Clinton38925.4
7) John Edwards1338.7
8) Rudy Giuliani18512.1
9) John McCain1046.8
10) Barack Obama21213.8
11) Bill Richardson191.2
12) Mitt Romney875.7
13) Fred Thompson23915.6
Missing118 
TOTAL1531100.0
205) Q45b. At this time, who do you want to win the 2008 presidential election? (Please mark only one box.) Additional codes (PRES08_2)
TOTAL%
1) Other00
6) Hillary Clinton4722.2
9) John McCain1.5
13) Fred Thompson00
14) Al Gore146.6
15) Colin Powell62.8
16) Dennis Kucinich167.5
17) Duncan Hunter62.8
18) Mike Huckabee209.4
19) Newt Gingrich52.4
20) Ron Paul157.1
21) Sam Brownback94.2
22) None146.6
23) Don't know5927.8
Missing1435 
TOTAL212100.0
206) Q46. If your party nominated a woman for president, would you vote for her? (VOTEFEM)
TOTAL%
1) Yes122778.3
2) No34021.7
Missing81 
TOTAL1567100.0
207) Q47. If your party nominated a member of a racial minority for President, would you vote for him or her? (VOTEMIN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes129683.6
2) No25416.4
Missing98 
TOTAL1550100.0
208) Q48a. If you are currently employed, how many of the people you work with are white, non-Hispanic? (WORKWHT)
TOTAL%
0) None726.5
1) A few403.6
2) Some1089.8
3) About half16314.7
4) Most50445.5
5) All22019.9
Missing541 
TOTAL1107100.0
209) Q48b. If you are currently employed, how many of the people you work with are black or African American? (WORKBLK)
TOTAL%
0) None34533.1
1) A few34132.7
2) Some25724.7
3) About half666.3
4) Most292.8
5) All4.4
Missing606 
TOTAL1042100.0
210) Q48c. If you are currently employed, how many of the people you work with are Hispanic or Latino? (WORKHSP)
TOTAL%
0) None36234.8
1) A few35634.2
2) Some25024
3) About half545.2
4) Most171.6
5) All2.2
Missing608 
TOTAL1041100.0
211) Q48d. If you are currently employed, how many of the people you work with are Asian? (WORKASN)
TOTAL%
0) None56854.7
1) A few28527.5
2) Some16816.2
3) About half101
4) Most3.3
5) All4.4
Missing610 
TOTAL1038100.0
212) Q49a. How many people in your neighborhood are white, non-Hispanic? (NGHBWHT)
TOTAL%
0) None281.8
1) A few704.5
2) Some1117.1
3) About half18411.8
4) Most84654.2
5) All32220.6
Missing87 
TOTAL1561100.0
213) Q49b. How many people in your neighborhood are black or African American? (NGHBBLK)
TOTAL%
0) None39427.3
1) A few56939.4
2) Some33523.2
3) About half714.9
4) Most594.1
5) All171.2
Missing202 
TOTAL1445100.0
214) Q49c. How many people in your neighborhood are Hispanic or Latino? (NGHBHISP)
TOTAL%
0) None43330.3
1) A few54338
2) Some35024.5
3) About half634.4
4) Most332.3
5) All6.4
Missing219 
TOTAL1428100.0
215) Q49d. How many people in your neighborhood are Asian? (NGHBASN)
TOTAL%
0) None68147.9
1) A few52536.9
2) Some20114.1
3) About half8.6
4) Most6.4
5) All2.1
Missing225 
TOTAL1423100.0
216) Q50a. How many of your close friends are white, non-Hispanic? (FRNDWHT)
TOTAL%
0) None342.2
1) A few785
2) Some1368.7
3) About half1127.1
4) Most88656.4
5) All32520.7
Missing77 
TOTAL1571100.0
217) Q50b. How many of your close friends are black or African-American? (FRNDBLK)
TOTAL%
0) None43329.5
1) A few55037.5
2) Some36124.6
3) About half392.7
4) Most584
5) All271.8
Missing180 
TOTAL1468100.0
218) Q50c. How many of your close friends are Hispanic or Latino? (FRNDHISP)
TOTAL%
0) None54637.5
1) A few49734.1
2) Some35324.2
3) About half412.8
4) Most171.2
5) All3.2
Missing190 
TOTAL1457100.0
219) Q50d. How many of your close friends are Asian? (FRNDASN)
TOTAL%
0) None78153.8
1) A few44230.4
2) Some21414.7
3) About half10.7
4) Most3.2
5) All2.1
Missing196 
TOTAL1452100.0
220) Q51a. How comfortable would you be working with someone who is white, non-Hispanic? (CMFRTWHT)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all comfortable10.6
2) Somewhat comfortable936
3) Very comfortable146093.4
Missing84 
TOTAL1563100.0
221) Q51b. How comfortable would you be working with someone who is black or African-American? (CMFRTBLK)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all comfortable231.5
2) Somewhat comfortable24515.7
3) Very comfortable129482.8
Missing86 
TOTAL1562100.0
222) Q51c. How comfortable would you be working with someone who is Hispanic or Latino? (CMFRTHSP)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all comfortable422.7
2) Somewhat comfortable25116.2
3) Very comfortable126081.1
Missing94 
TOTAL1553100.0
223) Q51d. How comfortable would you be working with someone who is Asian? (CMFRTASN)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all comfortable422.7
2) Somewhat comfortable25216.2
3) Very comfortable125881.1
Missing95 
TOTAL1552100.0
224) Q52a. How comfortable would you be if a family moved next door to you with about the same income and education as you and is white, non-Hispanic? (MOVEDWHT)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all comfortable11.7
2) Somewhat comfortable966.1
3) Very comfortable147193.2
Missing69 
TOTAL1578100.0
225) Q52b How comfortable would you be if a family moved next door to you with about the same income and education as you and is black or African-American? (MOVEDBLK)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all comfortable553.5
2) Somewhat comfortable25516.2
3) Very comfortable126480.3
Missing74 
TOTAL1574100.0
226) Q52c. How comfortable would you be if a family moved next door to you with about the same income and education as you and is Hispanic or Latino? (MOVEDHSP)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all comfortable664.2
2) Somewhat comfortable28318.1
3) Very comfortable121877.7
Missing80 
TOTAL1567100.0
227) Q52d. How comfortable would you be if a family moved next door to you with about the same income and education as you and is Asian? (MOVEDASN)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all comfortable563.6
2) Somewhat comfortable25416.2
3) Very comfortable125580.2
Missing83 
TOTAL1565100.0
228) Q53a. How comfortable would you be if a member of your family wanted to bring a friend home to dinner who is white, non-Hispanic? (BRINGWHT)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all comfortable7.4
2) Somewhat comfortable855.4
3) Very comfortable149094.2
Missing67 
TOTAL1582100.0
229) Q53b. How comfortable would you be if a member of your family wanted to bring a friend home to dinner who is black or African-American? (BRINGBLK)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all comfortable553.5
2) Somewhat comfortable21213.5
3) Very comfortable130883
Missing72 
TOTAL1575100.0
230) Q53c. How comfortable would you be if a member of your family wanted to bring a friend home to dinner who is Hispanic or Latino? (BRINGHSP)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all comfortable634
2) Somewhat comfortable22414.2
3) Very comfortable128581.7
Missing76 
TOTAL1572100.0
231) Q53d. How comfortable would you be if a member of your family wanted to bring a friend home to dinner who is Asian? (BRINGASN)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all comfortable553.5
2) Somewhat comfortable23414.9
3) Very comfortable127981.6
Missing80 
TOTAL1568100.0
232) Q54a. How comfortable would you be if a daughter of yours married someone who is white, non-Hispanic? (MARRYWHT)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all comfortable332.1
2) Somewhat comfortable1197.7
3) Very comfortable140390.2
Missing93 
TOTAL1555100.0
233) Q54b. How comfortable would you be if a daughter of yours married someone who is black or African American? (MARRYBLK)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all comfortable44028.4
2) Somewhat comfortable42527.4
3) Very comfortable68444.2
Missing100 
TOTAL1549100.0
234) Q54c. How comfortable would you be if a daughter of yours married someone who is Hispanic or Latino? (MARRYHSP)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all comfortable31120.2
2) Somewhat comfortable49632.1
3) Very comfortable73647.7
Missing105 
TOTAL1543100.0
235) Q54d. How comfortable would you be if a daughter of yours married someone who is Asian? (MARRYASN)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all comfortable32120.9
2) Somewhat comfortable49432.1
3) Very comfortable72347
Missing111 
TOTAL1538100.0
236) Q55. Have you ever dated or been romantically involved with a person of another race? (DATERACE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes55938.5
2) No89361.5
Missing196 
TOTAL1452100.0
237) Q56a. How much would you say that you trust the following people or groups? People in general (TRUSTPPL)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all714.5
2) Only a little21613.7
3) Some88856.3
4) A lot40325.5
Missing69 
TOTAL1578100.0
238) Q56b. How much would you say that you trust the following people or groups? Immigrants (TRUSTIMM)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all1479.4
2) Only a little34622
3) Some89657.1
4) A lot18111.5
Missing77 
TOTAL1570100.0
239) Q56c. How much would you say that you trust the following people or groups? White, non-Hispanics (TRUSTWHT)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all624
2) Only a little18611.9
3) Some100664.1
4) A lot31520.1
Missing79 
TOTAL1569100.0
240) Q56d. How much would you say that you trust the following people or groups? Blacks or African Americans (TRUSTBLK)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all946
2) Only a little25416.1
3) Some100563.8
4) A lot22214.1
Missing73 
TOTAL1575100.0
241) Q56e How much would you say that you trust the following people or groups? Hispanics or Latinos (TRUSTHSP)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all1036.6
2) Only a little30319.3
3) Some93859.9
4) A lot22314.2
Missing81 
TOTAL1567100.0
242) Q56f. How much would you say that you trust the following people or groups? Jews (TRUSTJEW)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all825.2
2) Only a little21013.4
3) Some99763.5
4) A lot28218
Missing77 
TOTAL1571100.0
243) Q56g. How much would you say that you trust the following people or groups? Christians (TRUSTCHR)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all493.1
2) Only a little17311
3) Some92658.7
4) A lot43027.2
Missing71 
TOTAL1578100.0
244) Q57. What is your current marital status? (MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Married102865.4
2) Living as married885.6
3) Separated (Skip to Question 59)151
4) Divorced (Skip to Question 59)1388.8
5) Widowed (Skip to Question 59)966.1
6) Never married (Skip to Question 59)20613.1
Missing77 
TOTAL1571100.0
245) Q58a. If you are married or living as married, please indicate how happy you are with certain aspects of your home life and relationship with your partner or spouse: The amount of understanding you receive from your partner/spouse (HAPPYUND)
TOTAL%
1) Not too happy797
2) Pretty happy36632.5
3) Very happy68160.5
Missing523 
TOTAL1126100.0
246) Q58b. If you are married or living as married, please indicate how happy you are with certain aspects of your home life and relationship with your partner or spouse: The amount of love and affection you receive from you partner/spouse (HAPPYLOV)
TOTAL%
1) Not too happy1079.5
2) Pretty happy33729.9
3) Very happy68260.6
Missing523 
TOTAL1126100.0
247) Q58c. If you are married or living as married, please indicate how happy you are with certain aspects of your home life and relationship with your partner or spouse: The extent to which you and your partner/spouse agree about things (HAPPYAGR)
TOTAL%
1) Not too happy766.8
2) Pretty happy46941.8
3) Very happy57851.5
Missing525 
TOTAL1123100.0
248) Q58d. If you are married or living as married, please indicate how happy you are with certain aspects of your home life and relationship with your partner or spouse: Your sexual relationship (HAPPYSEX)
TOTAL%
1) Not too happy17215.5
2) Pretty happy43439.1
3) Very happy50445.4
Missing538 
TOTAL1110100.0
249) Q58e. If you are married or living as married, please indicate how happy you are with certain aspects of your home life and relationship with your partner or spouse: Your partner's/spouse's performance as a breadwinner (HAPPYBRD)
TOTAL%
1) Not too happy877.9
2) Pretty happy30427.6
3) Very happy71164.5
Missing547 
TOTAL1102100.0
250) Q58f. If you are married or living as married, please indicate how happy you are with certain aspects of your home life and relationship with your partner or spouse: Your partner/spouse as someone who takes care of things around the house (HAPPYCRE)
TOTAL%
1) Not too happy12711.3
2) Pretty happy34330.6
3) Very happy65058
Missing528 
TOTAL1120100.0
251) Q58g. If you are married or living as married, please indicate how happy you are with certain aspects of your home life and relationship with your partner or spouse: Your partner/spouse as someone to do things with (HAPPYDO)
TOTAL%
1) Not too happy676
2) Pretty happy26523.6
3) Very happy79270.5
Missing525 
TOTAL1124100.0
252) Q58h. If you are married or living as married, please indicate how happy you are with certain aspects of your home life and relationship with your partner or spouse: Your financial situation (HAPPYFIN)
TOTAL%
1) Not too happy21419
2) Pretty happy48042.7
3) Very happy43038.3
Missing523 
TOTAL1124100.0
253) Q59. How many children, if any, do you have? (CHILDREN)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL16481.881.69
254) Q60. How many children under the age of 18 currently live in your household? (UNDER18)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL16480.821.11
255) Q61. What is the age of your youngest child currently living at home? (AGEYOUNG)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL16489.429.04
256) Q62a. If you have children, how well do the following statements describe your family? I closely monitor my children's entertainment (movies, books, Internet use, music, etc.) (CHLDENTR)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all578.7
2) Not very well335.1
3) Somewhat well21432.8
4) Very well33751.6
8) Undecided121.8
Missing995 
TOTAL653100.0
257) Q62b. If you have children, how well do the following statements describe your family? I closely monitor where my children are at all times (WHEREKID)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all375.7
2) Not very well182.8
3) Somewhat well15724.2
4) Very well42365.3
8) Undecided132
Missing999 
TOTAL648100.0
258) Q62c. If you have children, how well do the following statements describe your family? My children's friends have too much influence over their behavior (KIDSFRND)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all20031.2
2) Not very well24037.4
3) Somewhat well13020.3
4) Very well396.1
8) Undecided325
Missing1005 
TOTAL641100.0
259) Q62d. If you have children, how well do the following statements describe your family? Our family does not believe in the use of corporal punishment (such as spanking) (CORPPUN)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all24638.6
2) Not very well13220.7
3) Somewhat well13821.7
4) Very well9214.4
8) Undecided294.6
Missing1010 
TOTAL637100.0
260) Q62e. If you have children, how well do the following statements describe your family? Our family believes it is more important to praise children that it is to discipline them (PRAISEKD)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all9314.6
2) Not very well14522.7
3) Somewhat well24137.7
4) Very well12719.9
8) Undecided335.2
Missing1010 
TOTAL639100.0
261) Q62f. If you have children, how well do the following statements describe your family? We ground our children or give them 'time-outs' as a form of discipline (TIMEOUTS)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all7010.9
2) Not very well619.5
3) Somewhat well27042.2
4) Very well21233.1
8) Undecided274.2
Missing1008 
TOTAL640100.0
262) Q63. Are any of your children home-schooled? (HOMESCHL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes335
2) No62895
Missing987 
TOTAL661100.0
263) Q64a. How important are the following things to you? That your children have the same religion as you (IMPSAME)
TOTAL%
1) Not important at all25416.5
2) Not very important28718.7
3) Somewhat important41326.9
4) Very important44028.6
7) Undecided1338.7
8) Does not apply10.7
Missing111 
TOTAL1537100.0
264) Q64b. How important are the following things to you? That your children marry someone with the same religion as you (IMPMARR)
TOTAL%
1) Not important at all32621.2
2) Not very important37724.6
3) Somewhat important37624.5
4) Very important30019.5
7) Undecided1378.9
8) Does not apply191.2
Missing114 
TOTAL1535100.0
265) Q64c. How important are the following things to you? That you and your partner/spouse share the same religious views (IMPSHARE)
TOTAL%
1) Not important at all23515.3
2) Not very important26317.1
3) Somewhat important44729
4) Very important51533.5
7) Undecided754.9
8) Does not apply4.3
Missing109 
TOTAL1539100.0
266) Q65a. How well do the following statements describe your parents? My parents often used corporal punishment (such as spanking) as a form of discipline (PARCORP)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all18611.7
2) Not very well26216.5
3) Somewhat well50331.7
4) Very well62039.1
8) Undecided161
Missing61 
TOTAL1587100.0
267) Q65b. How well do the following statements describe your parents? My parents used groundings and 'time-outs' as a form of discipline (PARGRND)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all43627.7
2) Not very well30419.3
3) Somewhat well49931.7
4) Very well31720.1
8) Undecided181.1
Missing74 
TOTAL1574100.0
268) Q65c. How well do the following statements describe your parents? My parents believed it was more important to praise children than it was to discipline them (PARPRAIS)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all37423.7
2) Not very well51732.8
3) Somewhat well46429.4
4) Very well16110.2
8) Undecided603.8
Missing71 
TOTAL1576100.0
269) Q66a. Please indicate your level of agreement with the following statements about men's and women's roles: Most men are better suited emotionally for politics than most women (SUITED)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree32020.1
2) Disagree65441.1
3) Agree35922.6
4) Strongly agree16910.6
8) Undecided885.5
Missing58 
TOTAL1590100.0
270) Q66b. Please indicate your level of agreement with the following statements about men's and women's roles: A preschool child is likely to suffer if his or her mother works (SUFFER)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree23714.9
2) Disagree62139.1
3) Agree50731.9
4) Strongly agree1479.3
8) Undecided774.8
Missing58 
TOTAL1589100.0
271) Q66c. Please indicate your level of agreement with the following statements about men's and women's roles: It is God's will that women care for children (WMNCARE)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree43727.6
2) Disagree54134.2
3) Agree35922.7
4) Strongly agree1348.5
8) Undecided1127.1
Missing66 
TOTAL1583100.0
272) Q66d. Please indicate your level of agreement with the following statements about men's and women's roles: If his wife works full-time, a husband should share equally in household chores , such as cooking, cleaning, and washing (EQCHORES)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree7.4
2) Disagree402.5
3) Agree70544.2
4) Strongly agree81451.1
8) Undecided281.8
Missing54 
TOTAL1594100.0
273) Q66e Please indicate your level of agreement with the following statements about men's and women's roles: A husband should earn a larger salary than his wife (SALARY)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree38124
2) Disagree90356.9
3) Agree15810
4) Strongly agree623.9
8) Undecided825.2
Missing62 
TOTAL1586100.0
274) Q66f Please indicate your level of agreement with the following statements about men's and women's roles: The way society is set up, men have more opportunities than women (MOREOPP)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree744.7
2) Disagree30719.3
3) Agree84953.4
4) Strongly agree29818.7
8) Undecided634
Missing57 
TOTAL1591100.0
275) Q66g. Please indicate your level of agreement with the following statements about men's and women's roles: I consider myself as a feminist (FEMINIST)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree44928.5
2) Disagree62239.5
3) Agree27817.7
4) Strongly agree734.6
8) Undecided1519.6
Missing75 
TOTAL1573100.0
276) Q67. What is your gender? (GENDER)
TOTAL%
1) Male77547
2) Female87353
TOTAL1648100.0
277) Respondent's age (See Note 1 on the ARDA summary page) (AGE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL164847.3516.82
278) Q69. Are you a citizen of the United States of America? (USCITIZN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes158899.3
2) No12.8
Missing48 
TOTAL1600100.0
279) Q70. Which of the following best describes the place where you now live? (Please mark only one box.) (RURALURB)
TOTAL%
1) A large city20813.1
2) A suburb near a large city44127.7
3) A small city or town59737.5
4) A rural area33320.9
8) Don't know14.9
Missing55 
TOTAL1593100.0
280) Q71. How many hours did you work last week? (HRSWORKD)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL164825.4022.26
281) Q72. Which of the following best describes your place of employment? (Please mark only one box.) (EMPLOYER)
TOTAL%
1) A for-profit private company, business, or individual59238.4
2) A non-profit, tax-exempt, or charitable organization1097.1
3) Local, state, or federal government18912.3
4) Self-employed16310.6
5) Working without pay in a family business or farm12.8
6) Not currently employed (Skip to Question 75)47730.9
Missing106 
TOTAL1542100.0
282) Q73. If you are currently employed, what is your job title? (See Note 2 on the ARDA summary page) (JOBTITLE)
TOTAL%
1) Other5.5
4) None5.5
6) Professional/managerial34235.6
7) Secretarial/clerical414.3
8) Services/labor45847.7
9) Sales/retail sales656.8
10) Owner/self-employed454.7
Missing686 
TOTAL961100.0
283) Q74. Is your current employer a locally-owned business? (LOCALBUS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes50447.1
2) No52449
8) I'm not sure423.9
Missing578 
TOTAL1070100.0
284) Q75. If you did not do any work last week for pay or profit, what is the reason? (Please mark only one box) (NOTWORK)
TOTAL%
1) I am a homemaker13922.1
2) I am a student467.3
3) I am retired26742.5
4) I have a disability or injury7311.6
5) I am looking for work386.1
6) I was on vacation or leave254
7) Other406.4
Missing1019 
TOTAL628100.0
285) Q76a. What is your race? (You can mark 'yes' to more than one.) White (WHITE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes142997.1
2) No422.9
Missing177 
TOTAL1471100.0
286) Q76b. What is your race? (You can mark 'yes' to more than one.) Black or African American (BLACK)
TOTAL%
1) Yes13622.4
2) No47077.6
Missing1043 
TOTAL606100.0
287) Q76c. What is your race? (You can mark 'yes' to more than one.) American Indian or Alaska Native (AMERIND)
TOTAL%
1) Yes509.4
2) No48190.6
Missing1117 
TOTAL531100.0
288) Q76d. What is your race? (You can mark 'yes' to more than one.) Asian (ASIAN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes91.8
2) No49598.2
Missing1145 
TOTAL504100.0
289) Q76e. What is your race? (You can mark 'yes' to more than one.) Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander (PACISLND)
TOTAL%
1) Yes51
2) No49899
Missing1145 
TOTAL503100.0
290) Q76f. What is your race? (You can mark 'yes' to more than one.) Some other race (please specify) (OTHRRACE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes6212.6
2) No42987.4
Missing1157 
TOTAL491100.0
291) Q77. If you are Hispanic or Latino, which of the following are you? (Please mark only one box) (HISPANIC)
TOTAL%
1) I am not Hispanic or Latino82190.5
2) Mexican, Mexican-American, Chicano374.1
3) Puerto Rican171.9
4) Cuban5.6
5) Other Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish origin group141.5
8) I don't know131.4
Missing740 
TOTAL907100.0
292) Q79. What is the highest level of education you have completed? (Please mark only one box.) (EDUC)
TOTAL%
1) 8th grade or less171.1
2) 9th-12th grade (no high school diploma)1096.7
3) High school graduate46528.8
4) Some college44127.3
5) Trade/technical/vocational training16710.3
6) College graduate21613.4
7) Postgraduate work/degree20112.4
Missing31 
TOTAL1616100.0
293) Q79. By your best estimate, what was your total household income last year, before taxes? (INCOME)
TOTAL%
1) $10,000 or less1187.6
2) $10,001-$20,0001197.7
3) $20,001-$35,00020213.1
4) $35,001-$50,00025616.6
5) $50,001-$100,00053634.7
6) $100,001-$150,00020513.3
7) $150,001 or more1087
Missing104 
TOTAL1544100.0
294) Q80a. Thinking of your close friends, how many live in your neighborhood? (FRNDNGHB)
TOTAL%
0) None63038.7
1) A few63839.2
2) About half1448.8
3) Most18511.4
4) All322
Missing19 
TOTAL1629100.0
295) Q80b. Thinking of your close friends, how many belong to the same charitable organizations as you? (FRNDCHAR)
TOTAL%
0) None79550.3
1) A few54034.2
2) About half966.1
3) Most1368.6
4) All12.8
Missing68 
TOTAL1579100.0
296) Q80c. Thinking of your close friends, how many work at the same place as you? (FRNDWORK)
TOTAL%
0) None92260.2
1) A few45329.6
2) About half724.7
3) Most694.5
4) All151
Missing117 
TOTAL1531100.0
297) Q81a. Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with each statement: I like doing things for a thrill (PYTHRILL)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree17310.7
2) Disagree65940.8
3) Agree58836.4
4) Strongly agree1137
8) Undecided825.1
Missing34 
TOTAL1615100.0
298) Q81b. Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with each statement: I worry about my romantic relationships (ROMANCE)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree45128
2) Disagree77448
3) Agree27817.2
4) Strongly agree784.8
8) Undecided322
Missing35 
TOTAL1613100.0
299) Q81c. Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with each statement: My life has a real purpose (PURPOSE)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree181.1
2) Disagree1479.1
3) Agree88855
4) Strongly agree46428.7
8) Undecided996.1
Missing31 
TOTAL1616100.0
300) Q81d. Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with each statement: I enjoy situations where I cannot predict the outcome (PREDICT)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree1579.8
2) Disagree84552.6
3) Agree40125
4) Strongly agree845.2
8) Undecided1197.4
Missing41 
TOTAL1606100.0
301) Q81e. Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with each statement: From childhood, I have mostly positive memories of my parents (MEMORIES)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree774.8
2) Disagree22914.2
3) Agree73645.5
4) Strongly agree51231.6
8) Undecided644
Missing29 
TOTAL1618100.0
302) Q82a. About how many hours per month do you volunteer for the community, through your place of worship? (VOLCOMM1)
TOTAL%
0) None120775
1) One to two hours21513.4
2) Three to four hours1036.4
3) Five to ten hours432.7
4) Eleven or more hours412.5
Missing39 
TOTAL1609100.0
303) Q82b. About how many hours per month do you volunteer for the community, not through your place of worship? (VOLCOMM2)
TOTAL%
0) None103865
1) One to two hours27717.4
2) Three to four hours1257.8
3) Five to ten hours845.3
4) Eleven or more hours724.5
Missing52 
TOTAL1596100.0
304) Q82c. About how many hours per month do you volunteer for your place of worship? (VOLWRSHP)
TOTAL%
0) None113771.1
1) One to two hours22213.9
2) Three to four hours1328.3
3) Five to ten hours593.7
4) Eleven or more hours503.1
Missing48 
TOTAL1600100.0
305) Q83a. Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with each statement: Obedience and respect are the most important things kids should learn (LRNRESP)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree372.3
2) Disagree24114.8
3) Agree66240.7
4) Strongly agree63639.1
8) Undecided523.2
Missing21 
TOTAL1628100.0
306) Q83b Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with each statement: We must crack down on troublemakers to save our moral standards and keep law and order (CRACKDWN)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree483
2) Disagree22113.6
3) Agree81150
4) Strongly agree45528
8) Undecided885.4
Missing25 
TOTAL1623100.0
307) Q83c. Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with each statement: People should be made to show respect for America's traditions (SHOWRESP)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree1026.3
2) Disagree39624.4
3) Agree64539.8
4) Strongly agree35722
8) Undecided1227.5
Missing25 
TOTAL1622100.0
308) Q84a. Here are a number of personality traits which may or may not apply to you. Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with each trait. I see myself as: extroverted (EXTROVRT)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree1398.8
2) Disagree54934.6
3) Agree54134.1
4) Strongly agree17110.8
8) Undecided18811.8
Missing60 
TOTAL1588100.0
309) Q84b. Here are a number of personality traits which may or may not apply to you. Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with each trait. I see myself as: critical (CRITICAL)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree955.9
2) Disagree60137.5
3) Agree70444
4) Strongly agree1066.6
8) Undecided955.9
Missing46 
TOTAL1601100.0
310) Q84c. Here are a number of personality traits which may or may not apply to you. Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with each trait. I see myself as: dependable (TRDEPEND)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree5.3
2) Disagree311.9
3) Agree76747.2
4) Strongly agree80549.6
8) Undecided161
Missing24 
TOTAL1624100.0
311) Q84d. Here are a number of personality traits which may or may not apply to you. Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with each trait. I see myself as: anxious (ANXIOUS)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree1358.4
2) Disagree68742.7
3) Agree57535.8
4) Strongly agree1569.7
8) Undecided553.4
Missing39 
TOTAL1608100.0
312) Q84e. Here are a number of personality traits which may or may not apply to you. Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with each trait. I see myself as: open to new experiences (OPENNEW)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree12.7
2) Disagree1559.6
3) Agree105465.1
4) Strongly agree33720.8
8) Undecided603.7
Missing30 
TOTAL1618100.0
313) Q84f. Here are a number of personality traits which may or may not apply to you. Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with each trait. I see myself as: quiet (QUIET)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree1227.5
2) Disagree57635.5
3) Agree70643.5
4) Strongly agree18111.2
8) Undecided382.3
Missing24 
TOTAL1623100.0
314) Q84g. Here are a number of personality traits which may or may not apply to you. Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with each trait. I see myself as: sympathetic (SYMPATH)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree271.7
2) Disagree1197.4
3) Agree100762.3
4) Strongly agree42726.4
8) Undecided372.3
Missing31 
TOTAL1617100.0
315) Q84h. Here are a number of personality traits which may or may not apply to you. Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with each trait. I see myself as: disorganized (DISORG)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree38423.8
2) Disagree73745.7
3) Agree34621.5
4) Strongly agree905.6
8) Undecided553.4
Missing36 
TOTAL1612100.0
316) Q84i. Here are a number of personality traits which may or may not apply to you. Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with each trait. I see myself as: calm (CALM)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree392.4
2) Disagree33220.6
3) Agree95159
4) Strongly agree21913.6
8) Undecided714.4
Missing36 
TOTAL1612100.0
317) Q84j. Here are a number of personality traits which may or may not apply to you. Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with each trait. I see myself as: uncreative (UNCREAT)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree44727.6
2) Disagree82651.1
3) Agree23314.4
4) Strongly agree422.6
8) Undecided694.3
Missing31 
TOTAL1617100.0
318) Respondent's religious tradition (RELTRAD)
TOTAL%
1) Evangelical Protestant52733.1
2) Black Protestant764.8
3) Mainline Protestant32920.7
4) Catholic35222.1
5) Jewish301.9
6) Other966
7) None18111.4
Missing56 
TOTAL1591100.0
319) Respondent's age (See Note 1 on the ARDA summary page) (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-AGE)
TOTAL%
1) 18-29 years old27216.5
2) 30-39 years old32119.5
3) 40-49 years old34320.8
4) 50-59 years old30918.7
5) 60-69 years old21212.9
6) 70 years and older19211.6
TOTAL1649100.0
320) Q79. What is the highest level of education you have completed? (Please mark only one box.) (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-EDUC)
TOTAL%
2) No high school diploma1267.8
3) High school graduate46528.8
4) Some college44127.3
5) Trade/technical/vocational training16710.3
6) College graduate21613.4
7) Postgraduate work/degree20112.4
Missing31 
TOTAL1616100.0
321) Q67. What is your gender? (for use with online analysis) (I-GENDER)
TOTAL%
1) Male77547
2) Female87353
TOTAL1648100.0
322) Respondent's religious tradition (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-RELIGION)
TOTAL%
1) Evangelical Protestant52733.1
2) Black Protestant764.8
3) Mainline Protestant32920.7
4) Catholic35222.1
5) Other1278
7) None18111.4
Missing56 
TOTAL1592100.0
323) Region where the respondent lives (for use with online analysis) (I-REGION)
TOTAL%
1) East35921.8
2) Midwest38523.4
3) South53332.4
4) West37022.5
TOTAL1647100.0
324) Q4. How often do you attend religious services? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-ATTEND)
TOTAL%
1) Less than once a year50330.9
2) Once or twice a year16710.3
3) Several times a year17410.7
5) 1-3 times a month19011.7
6) About weekly996.1
7) Weekly or more49330.3
Missing22 
TOTAL1626100.0