Baylor Religion Survey, Wave II (2007) - Instructional Dataset

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All frequencies weighted by 2) WEIGHT;
(The number of missing cases reported in the codebook are unweighted)
1) Respondent's identification number (ID)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL16489133073403.532173038189.17
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) Other412.6
6) Adventist3.2
7) African Methodist5.3
9) Asian folk religion00
10) Assemblies of God211.3
12) Baptist23114.5
13) Bible11.7
14) Brethren2.1
15) Buddhist10.6
16) Catholic/Roman Catholic34721.9
17) Christian & Missionary Alliance14.9
18) Christian Reformed9.6
19) Christian Science2.1
20) Church of Christ281.8
21) Church of God12.8
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) Lutheran1177.4
32) Mennonite1.1
33) Methodist1177.4
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 Universalist12.8
44) United Church of Christ11.7
45) Non-denominational Christian1559.8
46) No religion18111.4
Missing58 
TOTAL1588100.0
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
Missing1608 
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 religious17410.9
2) Not too religious23814.8
3) Somewhat religious67942.4
4) Very religious51231.9
Missing46 
TOTAL1603100.0
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
Missing25 
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
Missing435 
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
Missing439 
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
Missing589 
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
Missing637 
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) Forbids79369
2) Strongly discourages29926
3) Somewhat discourages322.8
4) Encourages00
5) Isn't concerned262.3
Missing485 
TOTAL1150100.0
19) Q12b. By your best guess, how would your current place of worship feel about each of the following behaviors? Gambling (GAMBLING)
TOTAL%
1) Forbids27124.4
2) Strongly discourages46541.9
3) Somewhat discourages26624
4) Encourages6.5
5) Isn't concerned1029.2
Missing523 
TOTAL1110100.0
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) Forbids15413.8
2) Strongly discourages52647.1
3) Somewhat discourages34230.6
4) Encourages5.4
5) Isn't concerned898
Missing521 
TOTAL1116100.0
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) Forbids46040.4
2) Strongly discourages49043
3) Somewhat discourages12811.2
4) Encourages3.3
5) Isn't concerned585.1
Missing493 
TOTAL1139100.0
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) Forbids38634.5
2) Strongly discourages45941
3) Somewhat discourages17715.8
4) Encourages6.5
5) Isn't concerned918.1
Missing508 
TOTAL1119100.0
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) Forbids20922.4
2) Strongly discourages13013.9
3) Somewhat discourages10511.2
4) Encourages16717.9
5) Isn't concerned32434.7
Missing686 
TOTAL935100.0
24) Q12g. By your best guess, how would your current place of worship feel about each of the following behaviors? Abortion (ABORTION)
TOTAL%
1) Forbids62958.2
2) Strongly discourages30228
3) Somewhat discourages847.8
4) Encourages9.8
5) Isn't concerned565.2
Missing554 
TOTAL1080100.0
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) Forbids53750.6
2) Strongly discourages28426.8
3) Somewhat discourages11711
4) Encourages3.3
5) Isn't concerned12011.3
Missing580 
TOTAL1061100.0
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) Forbids555.9
2) Strongly discourages25427.5
3) Somewhat discourages24926.9
4) Encourages283
5) Isn't concerned33936.6
Missing718 
TOTAL925100.0
27) Q13a. How many of your friends attend your place of worship? (FRNDWSHP)
TOTAL%
1) None21919
2) A few56849.3
3) About half16214.1
4) Most17915.5
5) All242.1
Missing475 
TOTAL1152100.0
28) Q13b. How many of your friends attend a different place of worship? (FRNDDIFF)
TOTAL%
1) None464.2
2) A few48644.7
3) About half25523.5
4) Most27525.3
5) All252.3
Missing555 
TOTAL1087100.0
29) Q13c. How many of your friends do not attend religious services? (FRNDDONT)
TOTAL%
1) None707.6
2) A few61666.7
3) About half11712.7
4) Most10811.7
5) All121.3
Missing737 
TOTAL923100.0
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
Missing402 
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
Missing404 
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
Missing406 
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
Missing402 
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
Missing401 
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
Missing419 
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
Missing403 
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
Missing406 
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
Missing404 
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
Missing472 
TOTAL1158100.0
40) Q15a. How well do the following terms describe your religious identity? Bible-Believing (BIBLEBEL)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all24416.3
2) Not very well16110.7
3) Somewhat well36024
4) Very well73348.9
Missing156 
TOTAL1498100.0
41) Q15b. How well do the following terms describe your religious identity? Born-Again (BORNAGN)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all70247.6
2) Not very well14810
3) Somewhat well15210.3
4) Very well47332.1
Missing171 
TOTAL1475100.0
42) Q15c. How well do the following terms describe your religious identity? Charismatic (CHARISMA)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all72456.9
2) Not very well24519.3
3) Somewhat well21617
4) Very well876.8
Missing342 
TOTAL1272100.0
43) Q15d. How well do the following terms describe your religious identity? Contemplative (CONTMPLT)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all52343.2
2) Not very well20016.5
3) Somewhat well33027.2
4) Very well15913.1
Missing416 
TOTAL1212100.0
44) Q15e. How well do the following terms describe your religious identity? Evangelical (EVANGEL)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all71753.5
2) Not very well21716.2
3) Somewhat well19614.6
4) Very well21115.7
Missing291 
TOTAL1341100.0
45) Q15f. How well do the following terms describe your religious identity? Fundamentalist (FUNDAMEN)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all80262.7
2) Not very well21516.8
3) Somewhat well15011.7
4) Very well1128.8
Missing348 
TOTAL1279100.0
46) Q15g. How well do the following terms describe your religious identity? Mainline Christian (MAINLINE)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all57243.6
2) Not very well17813.6
3) Somewhat well34126
4) Very well22016.8
Missing320 
TOTAL1311100.0
47) Q15h. How well do the following terms describe your religious identity? Mystic (MYSTIC)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all104481.2
2) Not very well1138.8
3) Somewhat well987.6
4) Very well302.3
Missing343 
TOTAL1285100.0
48) Q15i. How well do the following terms describe your religious identity? Pentecostal (PENTECST)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all104078.3
2) Not very well13610.2
3) Somewhat well725.4
4) Very well806
Missing307 
TOTAL1328100.0
49) Q15j. How well do the following terms describe your religious identity? Religious Left (RELLEFT)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all93376.4
2) Not very well14611.9
3) Somewhat well877.1
4) Very well564.6
Missing396 
TOTAL1222100.0
50) Q15k. How well do the following terms describe your religious identity? Religious Right (RELRIGHT)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all82966.8
2) Not very well13410.8
3) Somewhat well14211.4
4) Very well13611
Missing376 
TOTAL1241100.0
51) Q15l. How well do the following terms describe your religious identity? Seeker (SEEKER)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all70756.6
2) Not very well17514
3) Somewhat well19815.8
4) Very well17013.6
Missing387 
TOTAL1250100.0
52) Q15m. How well do the following terms describe your religious identity? Spiritual (SPIRIT)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all32022.7
2) Not very well15611.1
3) Somewhat well41529.4
4) Very well51936.8
Missing233 
TOTAL1410100.0
53) Q15n. How well do the following terms describe your religious identity? Theologically Conservative (THEOCON)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all62749.8
2) Not very well17714
3) Somewhat well24119.1
4) Very well21517.1
Missing367 
TOTAL1260100.0
54) Q15o. How well do the following terms describe your religious identity? Theologically Liberal (THEOLIB)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all76662.2
2) Not very well21117.1
3) Somewhat well17013.8
4) Very well856.9
Missing391 
TOTAL1232100.0
55) Q15p. How well do the following terms describe your religious identity? Traditional (TRADIT)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all39328.1
2) Not very well17212.3
3) Somewhat well45432.5
4) Very well38027.2
Missing239 
TOTAL1399100.0
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
Missing21 
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
Missing16 
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.35423.5
2) The Bible is perfectly true, but it should not be taken literally, word-for-word. We must interpret its meaning.56637.6
3) The Bible contains some human error.20013.3
4) The Bible is an ancient book of history and legends.38425.5
Missing137 
TOTAL1504100.0
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 exists102264.3
2) I believe in God, but with some doubts18811.8
3) I sometimes believe in God301.9
4) I believe in a higher power or cosmic force18511.6
5) I don't know and there is no way to find out966
6) I am an atheist684.3
Missing56 
TOTAL1589100.0
60) Q20a. Based on your personal understanding, what do you think God is like? A cosmic force in the universe (GODFORCE)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree23419.5
2) Disagree20116.8
3) Agree40934.2
4) Strongly agree35329.5
Missing442 
TOTAL1197100.0
61) Q20b. Based on your personal understanding, what do you think God is like? Removed from worldly affairs (GODREMOV)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree49440.6
2) Disagree41333.9
3) Agree21217.4
4) Strongly agree988.1
Missing426 
TOTAL1217100.0
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 disagree715.4
2) Disagree896.7
3) Agree41631.4
4) Strongly agree74756.5
Missing325 
TOTAL1323100.0
63) Q20d. Based on your personal understanding, what do you think God is like? Concerned with my personal well-being (GODPERS)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree695.3
2) Disagree1078.3
3) Agree38329.6
4) Strongly agree73756.9
Missing351 
TOTAL1296100.0
64) Q20e. Based on your personal understanding, what do you think God is like? Angered by human sin (GODANGER)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree15912.6
2) Disagree27922.1
3) Agree38030.1
4) Strongly agree44435.2
Missing393 
TOTAL1262100.0
65) Q20f. Based on your personal understanding, what do you think God is like? Angered by my sins (GODMYSIN)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree17514
2) Disagree31725.3
3) Agree38530.8
4) Strongly agree37530
Missing401 
TOTAL1252100.0
66) Q20g. Based on your personal understanding, what do you think God is like? Directly involved in worldly affairs (GODINVLV)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree17114.1
2) Disagree28923.8
3) Agree38231.4
4) Strongly agree37330.7
Missing432 
TOTAL1215100.0
67) Q20h. Based on your personal understanding, what do you think God is like? Directly involved in my affairs (GODMYAFF)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree15012
2) Disagree23018.5
3) Agree40732.7
4) Strongly agree45836.8
Missing396 
TOTAL1245100.0
68) Q20i. Based on your personal understanding, what do you think God is like? A 'He' (GODMALE)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree17518.1
2) Disagree11111.5
3) Agree26927.9
4) Strongly agree41042.5
Missing665 
TOTAL965100.0
69) Q21a. How well do you feel that each of the following words describe God in your opinion? Absolute (GODABSOL)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all1027.6
2) Not very well977.3
3) Somewhat well22516.8
4) Very well91268.3
Missing319 
TOTAL1336100.0
70) Q21b. How well do you feel that each of the following words describe God in your opinion? Critical (GODCRIT)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all50339.4
2) Not very well38630.3
3) Somewhat well20616.1
4) Very well18114.2
Missing372 
TOTAL1276100.0
71) Q21c. How well do you feel that each of the following words describe God in your opinion? Distant (GODDIST)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all76358.5
2) Not very well28722
3) Somewhat well16112.3
4) Very well947.2
Missing344 
TOTAL1305100.0
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 all564
2) Not very well553.9
3) Somewhat well20714.9
4) Very well107577.2
Missing253 
TOTAL1393100.0
73) Q21e. How well do you feel that each of the following words describe God in your opinion? Fatherly (GODFTHR)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all1007.4
2) Not very well947
3) Somewhat well21315.8
4) Very well93869.7
Missing305 
TOTAL1345100.0
74) Q21f. How well do you feel that each of the following words describe God in your opinion? Forgiving (GODFORGV)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all644.6
2) Not very well463.3
3) Somewhat well17112.2
4) Very well112380
Missing248 
TOTAL1404100.0
75) Q21g. How well do you feel that each of the following words describe God in your opinion? Friendly (GODFRND)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all604.6
2) Not very well796
3) Somewhat well26219.9
4) Very well91469.5
Missing334 
TOTAL1315100.0
76) Q21h. How well do you feel that each of the following words describe God in your opinion? Just (GODJUST)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all695.1
2) Not very well624.6
3) Somewhat well18914
4) Very well103276.3
Missing297 
TOTAL1352100.0
77) Q21i. How well do you feel that each of the following words describe God in your opinion? Kind (GODKIND)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all584.2
2) Not very well604.4
3) Somewhat well21515.8
4) Very well103275.6
Missing292 
TOTAL1365100.0
78) Q21j. How well do you feel that each of the following words describe God in your opinion? Kingly (GODKING)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all17113.1
2) Not very well17713.6
3) Somewhat well19314.8
4) Very well76158.4
Missing344 
TOTAL1302100.0
79) Q21k. How well do you feel that each of the following words describe God in your opinion? Loving (GODLOVNG)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all533.9
2) Not very well564.1
3) Somewhat well15511.3
4) Very well110780.7
Missing283 
TOTAL1371100.0
80) Q21l. How well do you feel that each of the following words describe God in your opinion? Motherly (GODMTHR)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all29323.7
2) Not very well22818.4
3) Somewhat well25520.6
4) Very well46137.3
Missing419 
TOTAL1237100.0
81) Q21m. How well do you feel that each of the following words describe God in your opinion? Punishing (GODPUNSH)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all40831.4
2) Not very well32725.1
3) Somewhat well28521.9
4) Very well28121.6
Missing344 
TOTAL1301100.0
82) Q21n. How well do you feel that each of the following words describe God in your opinion? Severe (GODSEVER)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all54142.4
2) Not very well34627.1
3) Somewhat well19515.3
4) Very well19315.1
Missing371 
TOTAL1275100.0
83) Q21o. How well do you feel that each of the following words describe God in your opinion? Wrathful (GODWRATH)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all53341.7
2) Not very well30323.7
3) Somewhat well23218.1
4) Very well21116.5
Missing367 
TOTAL1279100.0
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 disagree21416.4
2) Disagree52840.5
3) Agree38329.3
4) Strongly agree18013.8
Missing343 
TOTAL1305100.0
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 disagree20015.2
2) Disagree46335.3
3) Agree44433.8
4) Strongly agree20615.7
Missing328 
TOTAL1313100.0
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 disagree34726.6
2) Disagree70854.3
3) Agree19214.7
4) Strongly agree584.4
Missing329 
TOTAL1305100.0
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 disagree36227.8
2) Disagree67952.1
3) Agree20515.7
4) Strongly agree584.4
Missing335 
TOTAL1304100.0
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 disagree14211.3
2) Disagree23118.3
3) Agree49139
4) Strongly agree39631.4
Missing392 
TOTAL1260100.0
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 disagree926.7
2) Disagree21715.7
3) Agree45032.6
4) Strongly agree62245
Missing275 
TOTAL1381100.0
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 disagree34327
2) Disagree47237.1
3) Agree28822.6
4) Strongly agree16913.3
Missing377 
TOTAL1272100.0
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 disagree30023.5
2) Disagree38230
3) Agree39330.8
4) Strongly agree20015.7
Missing366 
TOTAL1275100.0
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 disagree46737
2) Disagree54543.2
3) Agree16513.1
4) Strongly agree866.8
Missing375 
TOTAL1263100.0
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 disagree1027.6
2) Disagree14310.7
3) Agree48636.3
4) Strongly agree60845.4
Missing307 
TOTAL1339100.0
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
Missing56 
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
Missing45 
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
Missing52 
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
Missing90 
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
Missing108 
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
Missing52 
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
Missing72 
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
Missing113 
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
Missing72 
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
Missing79 
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
Missing83 
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
Missing64 
TOTAL1588100.0
106) Q24. How certain are you that you will get into Heaven? (GETHEAV)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all certain403
2) Not very certain705.2
3) Somewhat certain31723.7
4) Quite certain25419
5) Very certain47435.5
7) I don't believe in heaven18213.6
Missing322 
TOTAL1337100.0
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) None232.2
1) A few22321.8
2) About half23122.5
3) Most41040
4) All13813.5
Missing642 
TOTAL1025100.0
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) None242.2
1) A few15914.5
2) About half14413.2
3) Most58353.3
4) All18416.8
Missing573 
TOTAL1094100.0
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) None252.5
1) A few24023.9
2) About half17217.1
3) Most43343.1
4) All13513.4
Missing657 
TOTAL1005100.0
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) None191.7
1) A few12911.6
2) About half11910.7
3) Most57852
4) All26724
Missing553 
TOTAL1112100.0
111) Q25e. If you believe in Heaven, how many of the following people do you think will get into Heaven? Christians (GETCHRST)
TOTAL%
0) None8.7
1) A few857.5
2) About half11410.1
3) Most51145.3
4) All40936.3
Missing536 
TOTAL1127100.0
112) Q25f. If you believe in Heaven, how many of the following people do you think will get into Heaven? Buddhists (GETBUDDH)
TOTAL%
0) None22425.6
1) A few11312.9
2) About half758.6
3) Most31435.8
4) All15017.1
Missing782 
TOTAL876100.0
113) Q25g. If you believe in Heaven, how many of the following people do you think will get into Heaven? Muslims (GETMUSLM)
TOTAL%
0) None22625.9
1) A few15317.6
2) About half869.9
3) Most27631.7
4) All13014.9
Missing782 
TOTAL871100.0
114) Q25h. If you believe in Heaven, how many of the following people do you think will get into Heaven? Jews (GETJEWS)
TOTAL%
0) None849.4
1) A few16418.3
2) About half10611.8
3) Most38442.8
4) All16017.8
Missing747 
TOTAL898100.0
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) None29832.9
1) A few19121.1
2) About half909.9
3) Most21623.8
4) All11112.3
Missing750 
TOTAL906100.0
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
Missing52 
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
Missing48 
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
Missing46 
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
Missing45 
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
Missing53 
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
Missing55 
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
Missing59 
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
Missing66 
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 disagree33723.3
2) Disagree42129.1
3) Agree35924.8
4) Strongly agree33122.9
Missing204 
TOTAL1448100.0
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) Disagree946.1
3) Agree77650.3
4) Strongly agree65842.7
Missing105 
TOTAL1542100.0
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 disagree24117.8
2) Disagree26119.2
3) Agree51337.8
4) Strongly agree34225.2
Missing299 
TOTAL1357100.0
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 disagree61541.3
2) Disagree57538.6
3) Agree25016.8
4) Strongly agree483.2
Missing161 
TOTAL1488100.0
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 disagree40427.2
2) Disagree68345.9
3) Agree26217.6
4) Strongly agree1399.3
Missing157 
TOTAL1488100.0
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 disagree20714.2
2) Disagree59740.9
3) Agree43129.5
4) Strongly agree22515.4
Missing187 
TOTAL1460100.0
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 disagree52738.2
2) Disagree52137.8
3) Agree20715
4) Strongly agree1238.9
Missing270 
TOTAL1378100.0
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 disagree58437.2
2) Disagree78249.9
3) Agree15810.1
4) Strongly agree442.8
Missing83 
TOTAL1568100.0
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 disagree68543.9
2) Disagree77649.7
3) Agree805.1
4) Strongly agree191.2
Missing84 
TOTAL1560100.0
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 disagree77348.6
2) Disagree75847.7
3) Agree422.6
4) Strongly agree161
Missing64 
TOTAL1589100.0
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 disagree74847.6
2) Disagree74247.3
3) Agree664.2
4) Strongly agree14.9
Missing80 
TOTAL1570100.0
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 disagree44428.5
2) Disagree64141.2
3) Agree39925.6
4) Strongly agree734.7
Missing93 
TOTAL1557100.0
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 disagree43228.4
2) Disagree60339.7
3) Agree29719.5
4) Strongly agree18812.4
Missing125 
TOTAL1520100.0
138) Q29. Do you regularly put up a Christmas tree during the holidays? (XMASTREE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes139886.6
2) No21713.4
Missing40 
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
Missing47 
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.)73449.3
2) Roman Catholic43929.5
3) Jewish332.2
4) Other1328.9
5) Not religious15210.2
Missing135 
TOTAL1490100.0
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.)83654.5
2) Roman Catholic45229.5
3) Jewish412.7
4) Other1459.5
5) Not religious593.8
Missing99 
TOTAL1533100.0
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.)59749.8
2) Roman Catholic29424.5
3) Jewish252.1
4) Other14311.9
5) Not religious14111.8
Missing413 
TOTAL1200100.0
143) Q32. How personally religious were you at age 12? (RELIG12)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all religious18411.8
2) Not too religious23815.3
3) Somewhat religious74648
4) Very religious38524.8
Missing83 
TOTAL1553100.0
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
Missing20 
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
Missing43 
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
Missing41 
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
Missing40 
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
Missing34 
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
Missing50 
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
Missing67 
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
Missing39 
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
Missing31 
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
Missing31 
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
Missing40 
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
Missing43 
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
Missing44 
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
Missing42 
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 disagree17011.6
2) Disagree21114.4
3) Agree52335.7
4) Strongly agree56138.3
Missing176 
TOTAL1465100.0
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 disagree1238.3
2) Disagree23916.1
3) Agree63942.9
4) Strongly agree48832.8
Missing151 
TOTAL1489100.0
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 disagree744.9
2) Disagree25817.1
3) Agree64042.5
4) Strongly agree53435.5
Missing143 
TOTAL1506100.0
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 disagree624.3
2) Disagree40527.9
3) Agree60841.9
4) Strongly agree37726
Missing200 
TOTAL1452100.0
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 disagree17711.9
2) Disagree38926.2
3) Agree53035.7
4) Strongly agree38726.1
Missing164 
TOTAL1483100.0
165) Q37a. To what extent do you agree or disagree that the federal government should abolish the death penalty? (DEATHPEN)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree54437
2) Disagree53936.6
3) Agree21114.3
4) Strongly agree17712
Missing174 
TOTAL1471100.0
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 disagree53136.4
2) Disagree49834.1
3) Agree25017.1
4) Strongly agree18012.3
Missing178 
TOTAL1459100.0
167) Q37c. To what extent do you agree or disagree that the federal government should declare English the national language? (ENGLISH)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree1197.7
2) Disagree1529.8
3) Agree44728.8
4) Strongly agree83553.8
Missing94 
TOTAL1553100.0
168) Q37d. To what extent do you agree or disagree that the federal government should distribute wealth more evenly? (DISTRIB)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree26818
2) Disagree40627.2
3) Agree52535.2
4) Strongly agree29319.6
Missing149 
TOTAL1492100.0
169) Q37e. To what extent do you agree or disagree that the federal government should advocate Christian values? (ADVOCHR)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree30320.4
2) Disagree29820.1
3) Agree53336
4) Strongly agree34823.5
Missing159 
TOTAL1482100.0
170) Q37f. To what extent do you agree or disagree that the federal government should regulate business practices more closely? (REGULATE)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree15010.3
2) Disagree38226.3
3) Agree62442.9
4) Strongly agree29720.4
Missing177 
TOTAL1453100.0
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 disagree19813.5
2) Disagree45130.8
3) Agree41128.1
4) Strongly agree40327.5
Missing165 
TOTAL1463100.0
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 disagree1419.5
2) Disagree38826.2
3) Agree55537.5
4) Strongly agree39526.7
Missing175 
TOTAL1479100.0
173) Q37i. To what extent do you agree or disagree that the federal government should punish criminals more harshly? (PUNISH)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree503.4
2) Disagree28419.4
3) Agree64344
4) Strongly agree48633.2
Missing187 
TOTAL1463100.0
174) Q37j. To what extent do you agree or disagree that the federal government should enact stricter gun laws? (GUNLAWS)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree30820.3
2) Disagree36624.1
3) Agree42327.9
4) Strongly agree42027.7
Missing126 
TOTAL1517100.0
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 disagree20014.3
2) Disagree40729.1
3) Agree58141.5
4) Strongly agree21115.1
Missing244 
TOTAL1399100.0
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 disagree1439.5
2) Disagree26117.4
3) Agree63842.4
4) Strongly agree46130.7
Missing155 
TOTAL1503100.0
177) Q37m. To what extent do you agree or disagree that the federal government should allow prayer in public schools? (PRAYSCHL)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree19012.5
2) Disagree21914.4
3) Agree51934
4) Strongly agree59839.2
Missing120 
TOTAL1526100.0
178) Q38a. How do you feel about current government spending on the following? Improving and protecting the environment (SPNDENV)
TOTAL%
1) Too much1409.6
2) Just about right40928.1
3) Too little90462.2
Missing186 
TOTAL1453100.0
179) Q38b. How do you feel about current government spending on the following? Improving and protecting the nation's health (SPNDHLTH)
TOTAL%
1) Too much976.4
2) Just about right30220
3) Too little111273.6
Missing130 
TOTAL1511100.0
180) Q38c. How do you feel about current government spending on the following? Halting the rising crime rate (SPNDCRIM)
TOTAL%
1) Too much503.5
2) Just about right39727.4
3) Too little100169.1
Missing192 
TOTAL1448100.0
181) Q38d. How do you feel about current government spending on the following? Improving the nation's education system (SPNDEDUC)
TOTAL%
1) Too much1308.5
2) Just about right29219.2
3) Too little110072.3
Missing120 
TOTAL1522100.0
182) Q38e. How do you feel about current government spending on the following? The military, armaments, and defense (SPNDMIL)
TOTAL%
1) Too much52835.9
2) Just about right47732.4
3) Too little46731.7
Missing169 
TOTAL1472100.0
183) Q38f. How do you feel about current government spending on the following? Welfare (SPNDWELF)
TOTAL%
1) Too much68947.8
2) Just about right40227.9
3) Too little35024.3
Missing201 
TOTAL1441100.0
184) Q38g. How do you feel about current government spending on the following? Supporting scientific research (SPNDSCI)
TOTAL%
1) Too much19614.1
2) Just about right57041.1
3) Too little62244.8
Missing242 
TOTAL1388100.0
185) Q38h. How do you feel about current government spending on the following? Patrolling and controlling our borders (SPNDBRDR)
TOTAL%
1) Too much15310.5
2) Just about right28519.5
3) Too little102570.1
Missing181 
TOTAL1463100.0
186) Q39a. Please indicate your level of agreement with the following statements about homosexuals: Homosexuals should be allowed to marry (GAYMARR)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree58340.9
2) Disagree32222.6
3) Agree22015.4
4) Strongly agree30021.1
Missing208 
TOTAL1425100.0
187) Q39b. Please indicate your level of agreement with the following statements about homosexuals: Homosexuals should be allowed civil unions (GAYUNION)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree41528.4
2) Disagree19413.3
3) Agree49433.8
4) Strongly agree35824.5
Missing182 
TOTAL1461100.0
188) Q39c. Please indicate your level of agreement with the following statements about homosexuals: People choose to be homosexuals (CHOOSE)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree35525.9
2) Disagree39528.8
3) Agree35025.5
4) Strongly agree27119.8
Missing270 
TOTAL1371100.0
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 disagree30523.2
2) Disagree29722.6
3) Agree43333
4) Strongly agree27921.2
Missing339 
TOTAL1314100.0
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 disagree53435.6
2) Disagree32121.4
3) Agree36324.2
4) Strongly agree28418.9
Missing142 
TOTAL1502100.0
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 disagree31020.8
2) Disagree45930.8
3) Agree35223.6
4) Strongly agree37024.8
Missing159 
TOTAL1491100.0
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 disagree46336.3
2) Disagree30824.2
3) Agree31724.9
4) Strongly agree18714.7
Missing362 
TOTAL1275100.0
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 disagree30721
2) Disagree54036.9
3) Agree41728.5
4) Strongly agree20013.7
Missing180 
TOTAL1464100.0
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 disagree15310.8
2) Disagree59342
3) Agree53137.6
4) Strongly agree1369.6
Missing232 
TOTAL1413100.0
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 disagree23417.2
2) Disagree39829.3
3) Agree51938.2
4) Strongly agree20715.2
Missing278 
TOTAL1358100.0
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 disagree41831.1
2) Disagree25919.3
3) Agree35126.1
4) Strongly agree31723.6
Missing291 
TOTAL1345100.0
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 disagree31624.5
2) Disagree27721.4
3) Agree43633.7
4) Strongly agree26320.4
Missing332 
TOTAL1292100.0
198) Q41f. Please indicate your level of agreement with the following statements about science: Science and religion are incompatible (SCIRELIG)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree33324.2
2) Disagree77456.3
3) Agree17112.4
4) Strongly agree987.1
Missing249 
TOTAL1376100.0
199) Q41g. Please indicate your level of agreement with the following statements about science: Most scientists are hostile to religion (SCIHOSTL)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree16313.2
2) Disagree67554.7
3) Agree31025.1
4) Strongly agree867
Missing393 
TOTAL1234100.0
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
Missing53 
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
Missing44 
TOTAL1609100.0
202) Q43b. Do you think of yourself as Republican, Democrat, or Independent? (Please mark only one box.) Additional codes (PARTYID2)
TOTAL%
1) Other512.8
6) Strong Republican25.1
8) Leaning Republican25.1
9) Independent25.1
11) Moderate Democrat25.1
12) Strong Democrat25.1
13) Not political512.8
14) Conservative12.6
15) Green party37.7
16) Vote for candidate not party820.5
18) Libertarian717.9
Missing1610 
TOTAL39100.0
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
Missing40 
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
Missing128 
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%
6) Hillary Clinton4730.7
9) John McCain1.7
13) Fred Thompson00
14) Al Gore149.2
15) Colin Powell63.9
16) Dennis Kucinich1610.5
17) Duncan Hunter63.9
18) Mike Huckabee2013.1
19) Newt Gingrich53.3
20) Ron Paul159.8
21) Sam Brownback95.9
22) None149.2
Missing1497 
TOTAL153100.0
206) Q46. If your party nominated a woman for president, would you vote for her? (VOTEFEM)
TOTAL%
1) Yes122778.3
2) No34021.7
Missing93 
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
Missing104 
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
Missing575 
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
Missing636 
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
Missing641 
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
Missing645 
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
Missing85 
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
Missing217 
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
Missing229 
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
Missing237 
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
Missing195 
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
Missing203 
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
Missing213 
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
Missing81 
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
Missing96 
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
Missing70 
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
Missing77 
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
Missing81 
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
Missing84 
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
Missing66 
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
Missing73 
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
Missing81 
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
Missing95 
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
Missing102 
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
Missing112 
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
Missing203 
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
Missing77 
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
Missing74 
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
Missing80 
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
Missing72 
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
Missing72 
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
Missing505 
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
Missing505 
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
Missing507 
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
Missing525 
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
Missing528 
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
Missing511 
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
Missing508 
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
Missing506 
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 all578.9
2) Not very well335.1
3) Somewhat well21433.4
4) Very well33752.6
Missing1054 
TOTAL641100.0
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 all375.8
2) Not very well182.8
3) Somewhat well15724.7
4) Very well42366.6
Missing1059 
TOTAL635100.0
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 all20032.8
2) Not very well24039.4
3) Somewhat well13021.3
4) Very well396.4
Missing1090 
TOTAL609100.0
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 all24640.5
2) Not very well13221.7
3) Somewhat well13822.7
4) Very well9215.1
Missing1084 
TOTAL608100.0
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 all9315.3
2) Not very well14523.9
3) Somewhat well24139.8
4) Very well12721
Missing1087 
TOTAL606100.0
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 all7011.4
2) Not very well6110
3) Somewhat well27044
4) Very well21234.6
Missing1082 
TOTAL613100.0
262) Q63. Are any of your children home-schooled? (HOMESCHL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes335
2) No62895
Missing1028 
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 all25418.2
2) Not very important28720.6
3) Somewhat important41329.6
4) Very important44031.6
Missing246 
TOTAL1394100.0
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 all32623.6
2) Not very important37727.3
3) Somewhat important37627.3
4) Very important30021.8
Missing257 
TOTAL1379100.0
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 all23516.1
2) Not very important26318
3) Somewhat important44730.6
4) Very important51535.3
Missing192 
TOTAL1460100.0
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 all18611.8
2) Not very well26216.7
3) Somewhat well50332
4) Very well62039.5
Missing76 
TOTAL1571100.0
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 all43628
2) Not very well30419.5
3) Somewhat well49932.1
4) Very well31720.4
Missing90 
TOTAL1556100.0
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 all37424.7
2) Not very well51734.1
3) Somewhat well46430.6
4) Very well16110.6
Missing133 
TOTAL1516100.0
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 disagree32021.3
2) Disagree65443.5
3) Agree35923.9
4) Strongly agree16911.3
Missing147 
TOTAL1502100.0
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 disagree23715.7
2) Disagree62141.1
3) Agree50733.5
4) Strongly agree1479.7
Missing132 
TOTAL1512100.0
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 disagree43729.7
2) Disagree54136.8
3) Agree35924.4
4) Strongly agree1349.1
Missing156 
TOTAL1471100.0
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) Disagree402.6
3) Agree70545
4) Strongly agree81452
Missing79 
TOTAL1566100.0
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 disagree38125.3
2) Disagree90360
3) Agree15810.5
4) Strongly agree624.1
Missing132 
TOTAL1504100.0
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 disagree744.8
2) Disagree30720.1
3) Agree84955.6
4) Strongly agree29819.5
Missing111 
TOTAL1528100.0
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 disagree44931.6
2) Disagree62243.7
3) Agree27819.5
4) Strongly agree735.1
Missing215 
TOTAL1422100.0
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
Missing49 
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 city20813.2
2) A suburb near a large city44127.9
3) A small city or town59737.8
4) A rural area33321.1
Missing69 
TOTAL1579100.0
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
Missing110 
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
Missing702 
TOTAL961100.0
283) Q74. Is your current employer a locally-owned business? (LOCALBUS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes50449
2) No52451
Missing646 
TOTAL1028100.0
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
Missing1008 
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
Missing175 
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
Missing1101 
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
Missing1142 
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
Missing1178 
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
Missing1178 
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
Missing1156 
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 Latino82191.8
2) Mexican, Mexican-American, Chicano374.1
3) Puerto Rican171.9
4) Cuban5.6
5) Other Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish origin group141.6
Missing780 
TOTAL894100.0
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
Missing35 
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
Missing111 
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
Missing25 
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
Missing78 
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
Missing141 
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 disagree17311.3
2) Disagree65943
3) Agree58838.4
4) Strongly agree1137.4
Missing111 
TOTAL1533100.0
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 disagree45128.5
2) Disagree77449
3) Agree27817.6
4) Strongly agree784.9
Missing76 
TOTAL1581100.0
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 disagree181.2
2) Disagree1479.7
3) Agree88858.5
4) Strongly agree46430.6
Missing128 
TOTAL1517100.0
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 disagree15710.6
2) Disagree84556.8
3) Agree40127
4) Strongly agree845.6
Missing164 
TOTAL1487100.0
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 disagree775
2) Disagree22914.7
3) Agree73647.4
4) Strongly agree51232.9
Missing86 
TOTAL1554100.0
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
Missing45 
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
Missing58 
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
Missing55 
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) Disagree24115.3
3) Agree66242
4) Strongly agree63640.4
Missing73 
TOTAL1576100.0
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 disagree483.1
2) Disagree22114.4
3) Agree81152.8
4) Strongly agree45529.6
Missing119 
TOTAL1535100.0
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 disagree1026.8
2) Disagree39626.4
3) Agree64543
4) Strongly agree35723.8
Missing148 
TOTAL1500100.0
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 disagree1399.9
2) Disagree54939.2
3) Agree54138.6
4) Strongly agree17112.2
Missing205 
TOTAL1400100.0
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 disagree956.3
2) Disagree60139.9
3) Agree70446.7
4) Strongly agree1067
Missing128 
TOTAL1506100.0
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) Agree76747.7
4) Strongly agree80550.1
Missing38 
TOTAL1608100.0
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 disagree1358.7
2) Disagree68744.2
3) Agree57537
4) Strongly agree15610
Missing96 
TOTAL1553100.0
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 disagree12.8
2) Disagree1559.9
3) Agree105467.7
4) Strongly agree33721.6
Missing89 
TOTAL1558100.0
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 disagree1227.7
2) Disagree57636.3
3) Agree70644.5
4) Strongly agree18111.4
Missing63 
TOTAL1585100.0
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) Disagree1197.5
3) Agree100763.7
4) Strongly agree42727
Missing65 
TOTAL1580100.0
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 disagree38424.7
2) Disagree73747.3
3) Agree34622.2
4) Strongly agree905.8
Missing85 
TOTAL1557100.0
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 disagree392.5
2) Disagree33221.5
3) Agree95161.7
4) Strongly agree21914.2
Missing93 
TOTAL1541100.0
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 disagree44728.9
2) Disagree82653.4
3) Agree23315.1
4) Strongly agree422.7
Missing92 
TOTAL1548100.0
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
Missing50 
TOTAL1591100.0
319) (Age) recoded (AGER)
TOTAL%
1) 18-2927216.5
2) 30-3932119.5
3) 40-4934320.8
4) 50-5930918.7
5) 60-6921212.9
6) 70+19211.6
TOTAL1649100.0
320) Political views,(POLVIEWS) recoded (LIBCONR)
TOTAL%
1) Conservative71544.8
2) Moderate46529.1
3) Liberal41726.1
Missing53 
TOTAL1597100.0
321) Political party affiliation, (PARTYID) recoded (PARTYIDR)
TOTAL%
1) Republican62338.7
2) Independent35221.9
3) Democrat59737.1
4) Other372.3
Missing44 
TOTAL1609100.0
322) Number of children,(CHILDREN) recoded (CHILDR)
TOTAL%
0) 044028
1) 1-265341.5
2) 3-437223.6
3) 5+1086.9
Missing74 
TOTAL1573100.0
323) Hours worked in the last week, (HRSWORKD) recoded (HRSWRKDR)
TOTAL%
0) 056335.8
1) 1-2416410.4
2) 25-3917311
3) 40-4943527.7
4) 50-591368.7
5) 60+1016.4
Missing77 
TOTAL1572100.0
324) Percent of attenders from one's congregations that are white, (PERCWHT) recoded (PERCWHTR)
TOTAL%
1) 0-50%17816
2) 51-75%15313.8
3) 76-90%32229
4) 91-100%45841.2
Missing519 
TOTAL1111100.0
325) Percent of attenders from one's congregation that are Hispanic, (PERCHISP) recoded (PERCHSPR)
TOTAL%
1) 0-5%48358.9
2) 6-10%14918.2
3) 11-25%9912.1
4) 26-100%8910.9
Missing824 
TOTAL820100.0
326) Percent of attenders from one's congregation that are Black or African American, (PERCBLK) recoded (PERCBLKR)
TOTAL%
1) 0-5%52160
2) 6-10%15217.5
3) 11-25%718.2
4) 26-100%12514.4
Missing770 
TOTAL869100.0
327) Percent of attenders from one's congregation that are Asian, (PERCASN) recoded (PERCASNR)
TOTAL%
1) 0-5%54081.2
2) 6-10%6810.2
3) 11-100%578.6
Missing980 
TOTAL665100.0
328) Respondent's age (See Note 1 on the ARDA summary page) (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-AGE)
TOTAL%
1) 18-2927216.5
2) 30-3932119.5
3) 40-4934320.8
4) 50-5930918.7
5) 60-6921212.9
6) 70+19211.6
TOTAL1649100.0
329) 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%
1) No high school diploma1267.8
2) High school graduate46528.8
3) Some college44127.3
4) Trade/technical/vocational training16710.3
5) College graduate21613.4
6) Postgraduate work/degree20112.4
Missing35 
TOTAL1616100.0
330) Q67. What is your gender? (for use with online analysis) (I-GENDER)
TOTAL%
1) Male77547
2) Female87353
TOTAL1648100.0
331) Region where the respondent lives (for use with online analysis) (I-REGION)
TOTAL%
1) East35921.8
2) Mid-West38523.4
3) South53332.4
4) West37022.5
TOTAL1647100.0
332) 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
6) None18111.4
Missing50 
TOTAL1592100.0
333) 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
4) 1-3 times a month19011.7
5) About weekly996.1
6) Weekly or more49330.3
Missing25 
TOTAL1626100.0