Faith and Family in America, 2005

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All frequencies are raw numbers (no weights used).
1) Respondent ID (ID)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL113152990.16649875
2) Respondent gender (GENDER)
TOTAL%
1) Male48643.0
2) Female64557.0
TOTAL1131100.0
3) Are you married, single, separated, divorced, or widowed? (MARITAL2)
TOTAL%
1) Married62955.6
2) Single24121.3
3) Separated393.4
4) Divorced13211.7
5) Widowed837.3
6) Don't know/refused70.6
TOTAL1131100.0
4) (IF SINGLE/SEPARATED/DIVORCED OR WIDOWED) Do you have a partner who lives with you, a partner who does NOT live with you, or are you mostly on your own? (MARITAL6)
TOTAL%
1) Partner who lives with me7214.5
2) Partner who does not live with me459.1
3) On own36774.1
4) Don't know/refused112.2
Missing636 
TOTAL495100.0
5) How many times have you been married? (MARITAL5)
TOTAL%
0) 020017.7
1) 168460.5
2) 218416.3
3) 3403.5
4) 470.6
5) 510.1
6) 610.1
10) 1010.1
99) Don't know/refused131.1
TOTAL1131100.0
6) Now, I am going to read you a list of concerns that people have. Which concern worries you the most? And which is your second concern? First concern (CONCERN1)
TOTAL%
1) Education12210.8
2) Taxes373.3
3) Big government433.8
4) The environment504.4
5) Social Security and Medicare1039.1
6) Crime and illegal drugs847.4
7) Moral values13812.2
8) Health care1069.4
9) The economy and jobs11910.5
10) Fighting terrorism867.6
11) Homeland Security595.2
12) Situation in Iraq15213.4
13) None of these121.1
14) Don't know/refused201.8
TOTAL1131100.0
7) Now, I am going to read you a list of concerns that people have. Which concern worries you the most? And which is your second concern? Second concern (CONCERN2)
TOTAL%
1) Education11211.1
2) Taxes484.8
3) Big government505.0
4) The environment424.2
5) Social Security and Medicare11010.9
6) Crime and illegal drugs767.5
7) Moral values757.4
8) Health care10910.8
9) The economy and jobs989.7
10) Fighting terrorism969.5
11) Homeland Security747.3
12) Situation in Iraq11711.6
Missing124 
TOTAL1007100.0
8) Are there any children 18 years of age or younger living at home? (KIDS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes58151.4
2) No54848.5
3) Don't know/refused20.2
TOTAL1131100.0
9) [If "yes" in variable KIDS] How many children live in your household? (NUMKIDS)
TOTAL%
1) 120835.8
2) 221837.5
3) 310417.9
4) 4356.0
5) 561.0
6) 650.9
7) 730.5
10) 1010.2
99) Don't know/refused10.2
Missing550 
TOTAL581100.0
10) [If respondent has first child] Thinking about the children 18 years or younger who live in your household, what is the age of the oldest child? (AGEKID1)
TOTAL%
0) 061.1
1) 1173.0
2) 2203.6
3) 3183.2
4) 4223.9
5) 5142.5
6) 6254.5
7) 7213.8
8) 8376.6
9) 9295.2
10) 10295.2
11) 11285.0
12) 12295.2
13) 13295.2
14) 14325.7
15) 15397.0
16) 16519.1
17) 176411.4
18) 18458.0
99) Don't know/refused50.9
Missing571 
TOTAL560100.0
11) [If respondent has first child] Is this child yours by birth, yours by adoption, a step-child, a grandchild, or unrelated to you? (KIDBORN1)
TOTAL%
1) Yours by birth47481.7
2) Yours by adoption172.9
3) A step-child244.1
4) A grandchild335.7
5) Unrelated61.0
6) Other203.4
7) Don't know40.7
8) Refused20.3
Missing551 
TOTAL580100.0
12) [If respondent has second child] Thinking about the children 18 years or younger who live in your household, what is the age of the second oldest child? (AGEKID2)
TOTAL%
0) 0102.7
1) 1133.5
2) 2236.2
3) 3143.8
4) 4215.6
5) 5215.6
6) 6308.1
7) 7215.6
8) 8225.9
9) 9154.0
10) 10277.3
11) 11225.9
12) 12256.7
13) 13164.3
14) 14174.6
15) 15205.4
16) 16205.4
17) 1751.3
18) 1810.3
99) Don't know/refused297.8
Missing759 
TOTAL372100.0
13) [If respondent has second child] Is this child yours by birth, yours by adoption, a step-child, a grandchild, or unrelated to you? (KIDBORN2)
TOTAL%
1) Yours by birth29983.3
2) Yours by adoption71.9
3) A step-child143.9
4) A grandchild226.1
5) Unrelated61.7
6) Other20.6
7) Don't know41.1
8) Refused51.4
Missing772 
TOTAL359100.0
14) [If respondent has third child] Thinking about the children 18 years or younger who live in your household, what is the age of the third oldest child? (AGEKID3)
TOTAL%
0) 085.2
1) 195.9
2) 2159.8
3) 3127.8
4) 4106.5
5) 5127.8
6) 6127.8
7) 785.2
8) 8106.5
9) 9106.5
10) 1095.9
11) 1163.9
12) 1285.2
13) 1385.2
14) 1432.0
15) 1574.6
16) 1621.3
17) 1710.7
99) Don't know/refused32.0
Missing978 
TOTAL153100.0
15) [If respondent has third child] Is this child yours by birth, yours by adoption, a step-child, a grandchild, or unrelated to you? (KIDBORN3)
TOTAL%
1) Yours by birth12686.9
2) Yours by adoption21.4
3) A step-child53.4
4) A grandchild64.1
5) Unrelated32.1
6) Other10.7
8) Refused21.4
Missing986 
TOTAL145100.0
16) [If respondent has fourth child] Thinking about the children 18 years or younger who live in your household, what is the age of the fourth oldest child? (AGEKID4)
TOTAL%
1) 148.2
2) 2714.3
3) 3612.2
4) 436.1
5) 5510.2
6) 624.1
7) 736.1
8) 836.1
9) 912.0
10) 10510.2
11) 1124.1
12) 1212.0
13) 1324.1
15) 1512.0
18) 1824.1
99) Don't know/refused24.1
Missing1082 
TOTAL49100.0
17) [If respondent has fourth child] Is this child yours by birth, yours by adoption, a step-child, a grandchild, or unrelated to you? (KIDBORN4)
TOTAL%
1) Yours by birth3981.3
2) Yours by adoption12.1
3) A step-child510.4
4) A grandchild12.1
5) Unrelated12.1
8) Refused12.1
Missing1083 
TOTAL48100.0
18) [If respondent has fifth child] Thinking about the children 18 years or younger who live in your household, what is the age of the fifth oldest child? (AGEKID5)
TOTAL%
0) 016.7
1) 116.7
2) 2213.3
3) 3320.0
4) 4213.3
6) 616.7
8) 816.7
12) 1216.7
15) 1516.7
18) 1816.7
99) Don't know/refused16.7
Missing1116 
TOTAL15100.0
19) [If respondent has fifth child] Is this child yours by birth, yours by adoption, a step-child, a grandchild, or unrelated to you? (KIDBORN5)
TOTAL%
1) Yours by birth1071.4
2) Yours by adoption17.1
5) Unrelated321.4
Missing1117 
TOTAL14100.0
20) [If respondent has sixth child] Thinking about the children 18 years or younger who live in your household, what is the age of the sixth oldest child? (AGEKID6)
TOTAL%
0) 0111.1
1) 1111.1
2) 2222.2
3) 3111.1
4) 4111.1
7) 7111.1
14) 14111.1
99) Don't know/refused111.1
Missing1122 
TOTAL9100.0
21) [If respondent has sixth child] Is this child yours by birth, yours by adoption, a step-child, a grandchild, or unrelated to you? (KIDBORN6)
TOTAL%
1) Yours by birth562.5
3) A step-child112.5
5) Unrelated112.5
8) Refused112.5
Missing1123 
TOTAL8100.0
22) [If respondent has seventh child] Thinking about the children 18 years or younger who live in your household, what is the age of the seventh oldest child? (AGEKID7)
TOTAL%
0) 0133.3
5) 5133.3
14) 14133.3
Missing1128 
TOTAL3100.0
23) [If respondent has seventh child] Is this child yours by birth, yours by adoption, a step-child, a grandchild, or unrelated to you? (KIDBORN7)
TOTAL%
1) Yours by birth3100.0
Missing1128 
TOTAL3100.0
24) [If respondent has eighth child] Thinking about the children 18 years or younger who live in your household, what is the age of the eighth oldest child? (AGEKID8)
TOTAL%
12) 121100.0
Missing1130 
TOTAL1100.0
25) [If respondent has eighth child] Is this child yours by birth, yours by adoption, a step-child, a grandchild, or unrelated to you? (KIDBORN8)
TOTAL%
1) Yours by birth1100.0
Missing1130 
TOTAL1100.0
26) (IF OLDEST CHILD 5 OR OLDER) Thinking about the oldest child that still lives with you, what kind of school are they in? Is it public school, religious school, non-religious private school, or are they home schooled? (EDUCKID1)
TOTAL%
1) Public school40080.6
2) Religious school387.7
3) Non-religious private school132.6
4) Home schooled224.4
5) Other102.0
6) Don't know/refused30.6
7) Post-secondary102.0
Missing635 
TOTAL496100.0
27) Moral values can mean different things to different people. I am going to read to you a list of phrases, and please tell me which of the following choices best describes what moral values means to you. (MORALV)
TOTAL%
1) Compassion and concern for the sick or needy918.0
2) Personal values, such as honesty and responsibility42137.2
3) Social issues, such as abortion or gay marriage978.6
4) Family values, such as trying to protect children from sex and violence on TV and the Internet29726.3
5) Social justice, such as preventing human rights abuses or discrimination1018.9
6) All1018.9
7) None70.6
8) Other70.6
9) Don't know/refused90.8
TOTAL1131100.0
28) When I say the word "family" people may think of different things. Some may think of a mother, father, and children, whereas others may think of being with a long-term partner or just a parent alone with a child. How about for you? How do you define a "family"? - First Response (FAMILY1)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL113114.2114
29) When I say the word "family" people may think of different things. Some may think of a mother, father, and children, whereas others may think of being with a long-term partner or just a parent alone with a child. How about for you? How do you define a "family"? - Second Response (FAMILY2)
TOTAL%
1) Children5441.5
2) One parent and child21.5
4) Mother, father and children21.5
5) Husband, wife and children10.8
6) Immediate family32.3
7) Parent/Parents1511.5
8) Related by marriage or blood10.8
9) Man and woman43.1
11) Brother, sister, siblings32.3
12) The whole family/entire family/extended family43.1
13) Relatives32.3
15) Grandparents10.8
19) Love between parents and children10.8
20) Partnership/partner/long-term partner53.8
21) Friends118.5
23) Everyone10.8
30) Close group of people/anyone close to you10.8
32) People who live together and care for each other10.8
35) Caring/loving/nurturing environment10.8
36) A home10.8
37) Caring32.3
38) Love21.5
40) Closeness10.8
41) Togetherness10.8
42) Safe place with love10.8
43) Union10.8
45) Support for each other financially and emotionally10.8
46) Responsibility10.8
47) Church21.5
48) Religion21.5
Missing1001 
TOTAL130100.0
30) When I say the word "family" people may think of different things. Some may think of a mother, father, and children, whereas others may think of being with a long-term partner or just a parent alone with a child. How about for you? How do you define a "family"? - Third Response (FAMILY3)
TOTAL%
7) Parent/Parents125.0
11) Brother, sister, siblings125.0
21) Friends125.0
44) Support125.0
Missing1127 
TOTAL4100.0
31) When it comes to housework, do you do more, does your spouse or partner do more, do you share tasks equally, or does someone else do it? (DOL1)
TOTAL%
1) I do more52146.1
2) Spouse\partner does more1089.5
3) Share tasks equally40836.1
4) Someone else does it544.8
5) Does not apply393.4
6) Don't know/refused10.1
TOTAL1131100.0
32) (IF HAVE KIDS) When it comes to child care, do you do more, does your spouse or partner do more, do you share tasks equally, or does someone else do it? (DOL2)
TOTAL%
1) I do more24842.7
2) Spouse\partner does more6310.8
3) Share tasks equally21837.5
4) Someone else does it223.8
5) Does not apply305.2
Missing550 
TOTAL581100.0
33) Who do you regard as your head of household? (HEADOFHH)
TOTAL%
1) Self60755.0
2) Spouse/partner23621.4
3) Both me and my spouse/partner22320.2
4) No one232.1
5) Someone else70.6
6) Don't know80.7
Missing27 
TOTAL1104100.0
34) If you were to consider your life in general, how happy or unhappy would you say you are, on the whole completely happy, very happy, fairly happy, neither happy nor unhappy, fairly unhappy, very unhappy, or completely unhappy? (HAPPY2)
TOTAL%
1) Completely happy23921.1
2) Very happy48142.5
3) Fairly happy33029.2
4) Neither happy nor unhappy433.8
5) Fairly unhappy171.5
6) Very unhappy70.6
7) Completely unhappy50.4
8) Don't know/refused90.8
TOTAL1131100.0
35) All things considered, how satisfied are you with your family life? Would you say you are completely satisfied, very satisfied, fairly satisfied, neither satisfied nor dissatisfied, fairly dissatisfied, very dissatisfied, or completely dissatisfied? (SATFAM)
TOTAL%
1) Completely satisfied34630.6
2) Very satisfied44939.7
3) Fairly satisfied24721.8
4) Neither satisfied nor dissatisfied332.9
5) Fairly dissatisfied232.0
6) Very dissatisfied111.0
7) Completely dissatisfied111.0
8) Don't know/refused111.0
TOTAL1131100.0
36) (IF HAVE KIDS) Now I am going to read to you a list of things some parents worry about. Please tell me how much you worry about each of the following. - The negative influence of other kids on your child. (KIDWRRY1)
TOTAL%
1) A lot25744.2
2) Some16628.6
3) Only a little10017.2
4) Not at all549.3
5) Don't know/refused40.7
Missing550 
TOTAL581100.0
37) (IF HAVE KIDS) Now I am going to read to you a list of things some parents worry about. Please tell me how much you worry about each of the following. - The low quality of public schools. (KIDWRRY2)
TOTAL%
1) A lot27347.0
2) Some14024.1
3) Only a little7813.4
4) Not at all8314.3
5) Don't know/refused71.2
Missing550 
TOTAL581100.0
38) (IF HAVE KIDS) Now I am going to read to you a list of things some parents worry about. Please tell me how much you worry about each of the following. - Your child maintaining the religious tradition he or she was brought up in. (KIDWRRY3)
TOTAL%
1) A lot15526.7
2) Some14625.1
3) Only a little12822.0
4) Not at all14825.5
5) Don't know/refused40.7
Missing550 
TOTAL581100.0
39) (IF HAVE KIDS) Now I am going to read to you a list of things some parents worry about. Please tell me how much you worry about each of the following. - Paying bills and making ends meet. (KIDWRRY4)
TOTAL%
1) A lot25343.5
2) Some14424.8
3) Only a little11519.8
4) Not at all6511.2
5) Don't know/refused40.7
Missing550 
TOTAL581100.0
40) (IF HAVE KIDS) Now I am going to read to you a list of things some parents worry about. Please tell me how much you worry about each of the following. - Juggling the demands of work and family. (KIDWRRY5)
TOTAL%
1) A lot21236.5
2) Some17429.9
3) Only a little9115.7
4) Not at all9616.5
5) Don't know/refused81.4
Missing550 
TOTAL581100.0
41) (IF HAVE KIDS) Now I am going to read to you a list of things some parents worry about. Please tell me how much you worry about each of the following. - Getting health insurance and good medical care for your child. (KIDWRRY6)
TOTAL%
1) A lot26044.8
2) Some11219.3
3) Only a little9215.8
4) Not at all11419.6
5) Don't know/refused30.5
Missing550 
TOTAL581100.0
42) (IF HAVE KIDS) Now I am going to read to you a list of things some parents worry about. Please tell me how much you worry about each of the following. - Your child learning the right values from his\her teachers at school. (KIDWRRY7)
TOTAL%
1) A lot23841.0
2) Some15025.8
3) Only a little8915.3
4) Not at all9516.4
5) Don't know/refused91.5
Missing550 
TOTAL581100.0
43) (IF HAVE KIDS) Now I am going to read to you a list of things some parents worry about. Please tell me how much you worry about each of the following. - Your child seeing too much sex or violence from video games, television and movies. (KIDWRRY8)
TOTAL%
1) A lot23640.6
2) Some14525.0
3) Only a little12221.0
4) Not at all7312.6
5) Don't know/refused50.9
Missing550 
TOTAL581100.0
44) Now I am going to read to you two statements about children. Please tell me which comes closer to your views. - 1) Children should be encouraged to decide their religious views on their own. OR 2) Parents should encourage their children to accept their parents' faith. (RELCHOIC)
TOTAL%
1) Children should be encouraged to decide their religious views on their own, strongly47341.8
2) Children should be encouraged to decide their religious views on their own, somewhat20918.5
3) Parents should encourage their children to accept their parents' faith, somewhat1089.5
4) Parents should encourage their children to accept their parents' faith, strongly26523.4
5) Both242.1
6) Neither171.5
7) Depends221.9
8) Don't know/refused131.1
TOTAL1131100.0
45) (IF HAVE KIDS) Do you think your kids will be more religious than you, less religious than you or as religious as you when they grow up, or are you not sure? (TRANSMT1)
TOTAL%
1) More religious7913.6
2) Less religious396.7
3) As religious18031.0
4) Not sure27547.3
5) Does not apply61.0
6) Refused20.3
Missing550 
TOTAL581100.0
46) (IF HAVE KIDS) How likely is it that your children will be of the same denomination or faith tradition as you when they grow up? Would you say it is very likely, somewhat likely, not too likely, not at all likely, or are you not sure? (TRANSMT2)
TOTAL%
1) Very likely25744.2
2) Somewhat likely16828.9
3) Not too likely223.8
4) Not at all likely111.9
5) Not sure11620.0
6) Does not apply71.2
Missing550 
TOTAL581100.0
47) In terms of your job status, are you employed full-time, employed part-time, unemployed but looking for work, retired, a student, or a homemaker? (EMPLOY)
TOTAL%
1) Employed, full-time55248.8
2) Employed, part-time12611.1
3) Unemployed554.9
4) Retired23120.4
5) Student373.3
6) Homemaker1089.5
7) Other201.8
8) Don't know/refused20.2
TOTAL1131100.0
48) (IF MARRIED\WITH PARTNER) How about your spouse or partner? In terms of your spouse's or partner's job status, is your spouse or partner employed full-time, employed part-time, unemployed but looking for work, retired, a student, or a homemaker? (EMPLOYSP)
TOTAL%
1) Employed, full-time46462.2
2) Employed, part-time516.8
3) Unemployed222.9
4) Retired11916.0
5) Student60.8
6) Homemaker658.7
7) Other141.9
8) Don't know/refused50.7
Missing385 
TOTAL746100.0
49) (WOMEN) How important is it to you to have a career? Is it very important, somewhat important, not too important, not at all important? (CAREER)
TOTAL%
1) Very important30447.1
2) Somewhat important17727.4
3) Not too important7010.9
4) Not at all important8813.6
5) Don't know/refused60.9
Missing486 
TOTAL645100.0
50) Please tell me whether you agree or disagree with the following statement: It has been difficult for me to spend time with my family because of the amount of time I spend on my job. (WORKFAM2)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree22620.0
2) Somewhat agree13111.6
3) Somewhat disagree26323.3
4) Strongly disagree44439.3
5) Don't know/refused675.9
TOTAL1131100.0
51) Do you think abortion should be legal in all cases, legal in most cases, illegal in most cases, or illegal in all cases? (ABORTION)
TOTAL%
1) Legal in all cases19717.4
2) Legal in most35731.6
3) Illegal in most cases31027.4
4) Illegal in all cases18916.7
5) Don't know/refused786.9
TOTAL1131100.0
52) In your view, should the GOVERNMENT start up programs that encourage people to get and stay married, or should the GOVERNMENT stay out of this? (PEWMARR)
TOTAL%
1) Encourage marriage, strongly13812.2
2) Encourage marriage, somewhat554.9
3) Stay out, somewhat15814.0
4) Stay out, strongly75266.5
6) Neither20.2
7) Depends20.2
8) Don't know/refused242.1
TOTAL1131100.0
53) Now I am going to read to you a list of statements about marriage. Which of the following statements comes closest to your view about the proper legal status of marriage? (JGMAR)
TOTAL%
1) The law should define marriage as a union between one man and one woman65057.5
2) The law should define marriage as a union between one man and one woman, but recognize legal agreements between same-sex couples.16514.6
3) The law should define marriage as a union between two people, regardless of their gender.29325.9
4) None111.0
5) Refused50.4
6) Don't know/remember70.6
TOTAL1131100.0
54) Do you favor or oppose adoption rights for gays and lesbians so they can legally adopt children? (GAYADOPT)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly favor28124.8
2) Somewhat favor23520.8
3) Somewhat oppose1059.3
4) Strongly oppose39434.8
5) Don't know/refused11610.3
TOTAL1131100.0
55) Please tell me if you agree or disagree with the following statement. Parents should get tax-funded vouchers they can use to help pay for tuition for their children to attend private or religious schools instead of public schools? (VOUCHER)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree38534.0
2) Somewhat agree21118.7
3) Somewhat disagree15814.0
4) Strongly disagree32128.4
5) Neither151.3
6) Don't know/refused413.6
TOTAL1131100.0
56) Now I am going to read to you a list of statements. For each of the following, please tell me if you agree or disagree with the statement. If you neither agree nor disagree with the statement, please say so. - Married people are generally happier than unmarried people. (MARATT1)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree33229.4
2) Somewhat agree20017.7
3) Neither agree nor disagree11410.1
4) Somewhat disagree21218.7
5) Strongly disagree19817.5
6) Don't know/refused756.6
TOTAL1131100.0
57) Now I am going to read to you a list of statements. For each of the following, please tell me if you agree or disagree with the statement. If you neither agree nor disagree with the statement, please say so. - It is all right for a couple to live together without intending to get married. (MARATT2)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree31728.0
2) Somewhat agree24521.7
3) Neither agree nor disagree383.4
4) Somewhat disagree15313.5
5) Strongly disagree35931.7
6) Don't know/refused191.7
TOTAL1131100.0
58) Now I am going to read to you a list of statements. For each of the following, please tell me if you agree or disagree with the statement. If you neither agree nor disagree with the statement, please say so. - It's a good idea for a couple who intend to get married to live together. (MARATT3)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree26623.5
2) Somewhat agree21418.9
3) Neither agree nor disagree706.2
4) Somewhat disagree19317.1
5) Strongly disagree36031.8
6) Don't know/refused282.5
TOTAL1131100.0
59) Now I am going to read to you a list of statements. For each of the following, please tell me if you agree or disagree with the statement. If you neither agree nor disagree with the statement, please say so. - Divorce is usually the best solution when a couple can't seem to work out their marriage problems. (MARATT4)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree29225.8
2) Somewhat agree27724.5
3) Neither agree nor disagree544.8
4) Somewhat disagree21318.8
5) Strongly disagree26823.7
6) Don't know/refused272.4
TOTAL1131100.0
60) Now I am going to read to you a list of statements. For each of the following, please tell me if you agree or disagree with the statement. If you neither agree nor disagree with the statement, please say so. - It is better for children if their parents are married. (MARATT5)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree73164.6
2) Somewhat agree13912.3
3) Neither agree nor disagree443.9
4) Somewhat disagree978.6
5) Strongly disagree1039.1
6) Don't know/refused171.5
TOTAL1131100.0
61) Now I am going to read to you a list of statements. For each of the following, please tell me if you agree or disagree with the statement. If you neither agree nor disagree with the statement, please say so. - Divorce is a sin. (MARATT6)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree15814.0
2) Somewhat agree918.0
3) Neither agree nor disagree534.7
4) Somewhat disagree23721.0
5) Strongly disagree54448.1
6) Don't know/refused484.2
TOTAL1131100.0
62) Now I am going to read to you a list of statements. For each of the following, please tell me if you agree or disagree with the statement. If you neither agree nor disagree with the statement, please say so. - God's plan for marriage is one man, one woman, for life. (MARATT7)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree66859.1
2) Somewhat agree12611.1
3) Neither agree nor disagree423.7
4) Somewhat disagree1029.0
5) Strongly disagree15513.7
6) Don't know/refused383.4
TOTAL1131100.0
63) Now I am going to read to you a list of statements. For each of the following, please tell me if you agree or disagree with the statement. If you neither agree nor disagree with the statement, please say so. - Love is what makes a family, and it doesn't matter if parents are gay or straight, married, or single . (MARATT8)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree45740.4
2) Somewhat agree19517.2
3) Neither agree nor disagree292.6
4) Somewhat disagree918.0
5) Strongly disagree31728.0
6) Don't know/refused423.7
TOTAL1131100.0
64) Now I am going to read to you a list of statements. For each of the following, please tell me if you agree or disagree with the statement. If you neither agree nor disagree with the statement, please say so. - A working mother can establish just as warm and secure a relationship with her children as a mother who does not work. (GENDR1)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree58051.3
2) Somewhat agree26523.4
3) Neither agree nor disagree171.5
4) Somewhat disagree13612.0
5) Strongly disagree12210.8
6) Don't know/refused111.0
TOTAL1131100.0
65) Now I am going to read to you a list of statements. For each of the following, please tell me if you agree or disagree with the statement. If you neither agree nor disagree with the statement, please say so. - A pre-school child is likely to suffer if his or her mother works. (GENDR2)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree20818.4
2) Somewhat agree25522.5
3) Neither agree nor disagree423.7
4) Somewhat disagree29225.8
5) Strongly disagree31327.7
6) Don't know/refused211.9
TOTAL1131100.0
66) Now I am going to read to you a list of statements. For each of the following, please tell me if you agree or disagree with the statement. If you neither agree nor disagree with the statement, please say so. - All in all, a family suffers when the woman has a full-time job. (GENDR3)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree19517.2
2) Somewhat agree21619.1
3) Neither agree nor disagree554.9
4) Somewhat disagree28525.2
5) Strongly disagree35831.7
6) Don't know/refused221.9
TOTAL1131100.0
67) Now I am going to read to you a list of statements. For each of the following, please tell me if you agree or disagree with the statement. If you neither agree nor disagree with the statement, please say so. - A job is all right, but what most women really want is a home and children. (GENDR4)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree23420.7
2) Somewhat agree24221.4
3) Neither agree nor disagree978.6
4) Somewhat disagree27924.7
5) Strongly disagree20217.9
6) Don't know/refused776.8
TOTAL1131100.0
68) Now I am going to read to you a list of statements. For each of the following, please tell me if you agree or disagree with the statement. If you neither agree nor disagree with the statement, please say so. - Having a job is the best way for a woman to be an independent person. (GENDR5)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree30927.3
2) Somewhat agree26123.1
3) Neither agree nor disagree494.3
4) Somewhat disagree24221.4
5) Strongly disagree25122.2
6) Don't know/refused191.7
TOTAL1131100.0
69) Now I am going to read to you a list of statements. For each of the following, please tell me if you agree or disagree with the statement. If you neither agree nor disagree with the statement, please say so. - Both the man and the woman should contribute to the household income. (GENDR6)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree45540.2
2) Somewhat agree29726.3
3) Neither agree nor disagree867.6
4) Somewhat disagree18416.3
5) Strongly disagree786.9
6) Don't know/refused312.7
TOTAL1131100.0
70) Now I am going to read to you a list of statements. For each of the following, please tell me if you agree or disagree with the statement. If you neither agree nor disagree with the statement, please say so. - Fathers excel in disciplining their children. (GENDR7)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree17715.6
2) Somewhat agree23320.6
3) Neither agree nor disagree998.8
4) Somewhat disagree30827.2
5) Strongly disagree25122.2
6) Don't know/refused635.6
TOTAL1131100.0
71) Do you agree or disagree? It is sometimes necessary to discipline a child with a good hard spanking. (DISCIP2)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree41336.5
2) Somewhat agree31027.4
3) Somewhat disagree14813.1
4) Strongly disagree23620.9
5) Don't know/refused242.1
TOTAL1131100.0
72) Now I am going to read to you some statements about sex education. Which of the following three statements is closest to your view about the best way to teach sex education? - (Statement 1) Abstinence from sexual intercourse is best for teens. Sex ed classes should not provide information about how to obtain and use condoms and other contraception. (Statement 2) Abstinence from sexual intercourse is best for teens, but some teens do not abstain, so sex ed classes should provide information about condoms and other contraception. (Statement 3) Abstinence from sexual intercourse is not the most important thing. Sex ed classes should focus on teaching teens how to make responsible decisions about sex. (SEXED3)
TOTAL%
1) Statement 119317.1
2) Statement 246340.9
3) Statement 341736.9
4) Other141.2
5) Depends50.4
6) Should not be taught at all90.8
7) Don't know/refused302.7
TOTAL1131100.0
73) (IF HAVE KIDS) Some parents have the ability to be very involved at their child's school or program, while others, due to work or family demands, might not have as much time to be as involved as they might like. Which of the following three statements comes closest to describing you? Just tell me the letter of your response. Would you say... - A) I'm a parent who is very active at my child's school or program I often volunteer for events and many people in the building know me; B) I'm not very active at the school or program but I get very involved with my child's education at home; OR C) I don't really have a chance to get as involved as I'd like to be with my child's education at school or at home. (INVOLVE)
TOTAL%
1) A) Very active21436.8
2) B) Not very active27146.6
3) C) Don't have chance529.0
4) Neither10.2
5) Combination40.7
6) Does not apply366.2
7) Don't know/refused30.5
Missing550 
TOTAL581100.0
74) Sometimes teachers might assign materials at school that parents feel conflict with their values or the way they are trying to raise their child. If a teacher assigned a book or used other educational materials that you found objectionable, which of the following would you do? - Trust the teacher's judgment and say nothing. (BANNING1)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, very certain847.4
2) Yes, somewhat certain11910.5
3) No, somewhat certain22419.8
4) No, very certain66558.8
5) Don't know/refused393.4
TOTAL1131100.0
75) Sometimes teachers might assign materials at school that parents feel conflict with their values or the way they are trying to raise their child. If a teacher assigned a book or used other educational materials that you found objectionable, which of the following would you do? - Expose your child to the materials but explain why they were wrong. (BANNING2)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, very certain55248.8
2) Yes, somewhat certain30527.0
3) No, somewhat certain736.5
4) No, very certain13111.6
5) Don't know/refused706.2
TOTAL1131100.0
76) Sometimes teachers might assign materials at school that parents feel conflict with their values or the way they are trying to raise their child. If a teacher assigned a book or used other educational materials that you found objectionable, which of the following would you do? - Voice your concern with your child's teacher. (BANNING3)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, very certain83874.1
2) Yes, somewhat certain19116.9
3) No, somewhat certain282.5
4) No, very certain474.2
5) Don't know/refused272.4
TOTAL1131100.0
77) Sometimes teachers might assign materials at school that parents feel conflict with their values or the way they are trying to raise their child. If a teacher assigned a book or used other educational materials that you found objectionable, which of the following would you do? - Try to get the materials removed from the curriculum. (BANNING4)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, very certain29526.1
2) Yes, somewhat certain18316.2
3) No, somewhat certain24121.3
4) No, very certain34630.6
5) Don't know/refused665.8
TOTAL1131100.0
78) Sometimes teachers might assign materials at school that parents feel conflict with their values or the way they are trying to raise their child. If a teacher assigned a book or used other educational materials that you found objectionable, which of the following would you do? - Remove your child from the class. (BANNING5)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, very certain16914.9
2) Yes, somewhat certain958.4
3) No, somewhat certain27124.0
4) No, very certain52846.7
5) Don't know/refused686.0
TOTAL1131100.0
79) How important would you say religion is in your life? Would you say it is very important, somewhat important, not very important, or not at all important? (RELIMPT)
TOTAL%
1) Very important67859.9
2) Somewhat important30727.1
3) Not very important766.7
4) Not at all important665.8
5) Don't know/refused40.4
TOTAL1131100.0
80) Which of the following statements comes closest to describing your beliefs you are religious, you are spiritual but not religious, or you are neither? (SPIRIT)
TOTAL%
1) Religious56349.8
2) Spiritual, not religious38734.2
3) Neither11410.1
4) Both494.3
5) Don't know/refused181.6
TOTAL1131100.0
81) (IF SPOUSE\PARTNER) Would you say religion is more important to you or to your spouse or partner? (MOREREL)
TOTAL%
1) Me25734.5
2) My spouse\partner13117.6
3) Depends30.4
4) Equally religious28337.9
5) Neither religious557.4
6) Don't know/refused172.3
Missing385 
TOTAL746100.0
82) What is your religious preference? Are you Protestant, Roman Catholic, Jewish, Muslin, or some other religion, or don't you have a religious preference? (RELIG)
TOTAL%
1) Protestant52446.3
2) Roman Catholic24221.4
3) Jewish211.9
4) Muslim\Islam60.5
5) Mormon80.7
7) Other Christian religion887.8
8) Other non-Christian religion918.0
9) No preference\atheist\agnostic13311.8
10) Don't know/refused181.6
TOTAL1131100.0
83) (IF PROTESTANT OR OTHER CHRISTIAN) What specific denomination is that? (DENMNTN)
TOTAL%
1) African Methodist Episcopal (AME)40.7
2) African Methodist Episcopal Zion (AMEZ)10.2
3) Assemblies of God172.8
4) Baptist19632.1
6) Charismatic10.2
7) Christian or "Just Christian"386.2
8) Christian and Missionary Alliance (CMA)20.3
10) Church(es) of Christ101.6
11) Church of God50.8
12) Church of the Nazarene20.3
13) Congregationalist40.7
14) Disciples of Christ10.2
15) Episcopalian (or Anglican Church of England)213.4
16) Evangelical Covenant Church10.2
17) Evangelical Free Church30.5
18) Four Square Gospel20.3
19) Free Methodist Church50.8
20) Holiness20.3
21) Independent50.8
22) Jehova's Witness50.8
23) Just Protestant10.2
24) Lutheran518.3
25) Mennonite10.2
26) Methodist548.8
27) Mormon/Latter Day Saints132.1
28) Nondenominational or Interdenominational Protestant406.5
29) Pentecostal254.1
30) Presbyterian365.9
31) Quaker/Friends10.2
32) Reformed30.5
34) Seventh-Day Adventist10.2
36) United Church of Christ (UCC)91.5
37) Wesleyan Church40.7
38) Other122.0
39) Don't know/refused355.7
Missing520 
TOTAL611100.0
84) (IF BAPTIST) With which Baptist group is your church associated? Is it the Southern Baptists Convention, the American Baptists Churches in the USA, the American Baptist association, the National Baptist Convention USA, an independent Baptists church or some other Baptist group? (BAPTGRP)
TOTAL%
1) American Baptist Association94.6
2) American Baptist Churches in the USA63.1
3) American Baptist, don't know which31.5
4) Baptist, don't know which63.1
7) Baptist Missionary Association21.0
8) Conservative Baptist Association of America10.5
9) Free Will Baptist31.5
12) Independent Baptist (no denominational ties)3317.0
13) Missionary Baptist21.0
14) National Baptist Convention USA52.6
17) Southern Baptist Convention9649.5
18) Other94.6
19) Don't know/refused199.8
Missing937 
TOTAL194100.0
85) (IF LUTHERAN) With which Lutheran group is your church associated? Is that the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, the Missouri Synod, the Wisconsin Synod, or some other Lutheran group? (LUTHNGRP)
TOTAL%
1) Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA)2243.1
3) Missouri Synod Lutheran1835.3
4) Wisconsin Synod Lutheran12.0
5) Other713.7
6) Don't know/refused35.9
Missing1080 
TOTAL51100.0
86) (IF METHODIST) With which Methodist group is your church associated? Is that the United Methodist Church, Free Methodist, Wesleyan Methodist, or some other Methodist group? (METHDGRP)
TOTAL%
1) United Methodist4581.8
3) Wesleyan Methodist35.5
4) Methodist, don't know which11.8
5) Other47.3
6) Don't know/refused23.6
Missing1076 
TOTAL55100.0
87) (IF PRESBYTERIAN) With which Presbyterian group is your church associated? Is that the Presbyterian Church (USA), the Presbyterian Church in America, the Orthodox Presbyterian Church, the Evangelical Presbyterian Church, or some other Presbyterian Group? (PRSBYGRP)
TOTAL%
1) Evangelical Presbyterian Church38.3
3) Presbyterian Church in America (PCA)616.7
4) Presbyterian Church (USA)1747.2
5) Presbyterian, don't know which25.6
6) Other616.7
7) Don't know/refused25.6
Missing1095 
TOTAL36100.0
88) (IF CHURCH OF CHRIST) With which group is your church associated? Is that the Church of Christ or the United Church of Christ? (CHRSTGRP)
TOTAL%
1) Church(es) of Christ990.0
4) Don't know/refused110.0
Missing1121 
TOTAL10100.0
89) (IF PROTESTANT OR OTHER CHRISTIAN) When it comes to your religious identity, would you say you are fundamentalist, evangelical, charismatic, Pentecostal, mainline, liberal Protestant, or do none of these describe you? (RELGSID)
TOTAL%
1) Fundamentalist548.8
2) Evangelical7011.5
3) Charismatic142.3
4) Penteconstal416.7
5) Mainline355.7
6) Liberal8313.6
7) None25141.1
8) Other294.7
9) Don't know/refused345.6
Missing520 
TOTAL611100.0
90) (IF CATHOLIC) When it comes to your religious identity, would you say you are a traditional Catholic, a liberal catholic, or do none of these describe you? (CATHID)
TOTAL%
1) Traditional7028.9
2) Liberal11647.9
3) None5020.7
5) Don't know/refused62.5
Missing889 
TOTAL242100.0
91) (IF SPOUSE\PARTNER) Does your spouse or partner have the same religion as you? (SPREL1)
TOTAL%
1) Yes54472.9
2) No18725.1
3) Don't know/refused152.0
Missing385 
TOTAL746100.0
92) (IF INTERFAITH) What about your spouse or partner, what is their religious preference? Is it Protestant, Roman Catholic, Jewish, Muslim or some other religion, or no religion? (SPREL)
TOTAL%
1) Protestant5929.2
2) Roman Catholic4321.3
3) Jewish63.0
4) Muslim\Islam52.5
5) Mormon31.5
7) Other Christian religion136.4
8) Other non-Christian religion2311.4
9) No preference\atheist\agnostic3115.3
10) Don't know/refused199.4
Missing929 
TOTAL202100.0
93) (IF PROTESTANT\CATHOLIC\MORMON\ORTHODOX\OTHER CHRISTIAN\OTHER (BORNAGIN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes40245.5
2) No46452.5
3) Don't know/refused182.0
Missing247 
TOTAL884100.0
94) How often do you attend religious service - more than once a week, once a week, once or twice a month, several times a year, or hardly ever? (RELIG2)
TOTAL%
1) More than once a week19917.6
2) Once a week29626.2
3) Once or twice a month17015.0
4) Several times a year16114.2
5) Hardly ever25822.8
6) Never433.8
7) Don't know/refused40.4
TOTAL1131100.0
95) Now I am going to read you a list of things that people do as part of their religious life. How often have you done each of the following activities in the last 12 months every day, once or twice a week, once or twice a month, once or twice a year, or never? - Attend an informal religious or prayer group. (RELCON1)
TOTAL%
1) Every day262.3
2) Once/twice week25322.4
3) Once/twice month16014.1
4) Once/twice year20017.7
5) Never47942.4
6) Don't know/refused131.1
TOTAL1131100.0
96) Now I am going to read you a list of things that people do as part of their religious life. How often have you done each of the following activities in the last 12 months every day, once or twice a week, once or twice a month, once or twice a year, or never? - Talk about religion informally with your friends. (RELCON2)
TOTAL%
1) Every day14813.1
2) Once/twice week29426.0
3) Once/twice month29726.3
4) Once/twice year18716.5
5) Never18516.4
6) Don't know/refused201.8
TOTAL1131100.0
97) Now I am going to read you a list of things that people do as part of their religious life. How often have you done each of the following activities in the last 12 months every day, once or twice a week, once or twice a month, once or twice a year, or never? - Read the (holy book). (RELCON3)
TOTAL%
1) Every day22325.0
2) Once/twice week20923.4
3) Once/twice month14215.9
4) Once/twice year15817.7
5) Never15116.9
6) Don't know/refused101.1
Missing238 
TOTAL893100.0
98) Now I am going to read you a list of things that people do as part of their religious life. How often have you done each of the following activities in the last 12 months every day, once or twice a week, once or twice a month, once or twice a year, or never? - Participate in family-oriented programs at your place of worship, such as family retreats. (RELCON4)
TOTAL%
1) Every day131.1
2) Once/twice week847.4
3) Once/twice month13712.1
4) Once/twice year25322.4
5) Never62555.3
6) Don't know/refused191.7
TOTAL1131100.0
99) Now I am going to read you a list of things that people do as part of their religious life. How often have you done each of the following activities in the last 12 months every day, once or twice a week, once or twice a month, once or twice a year, or never? - Read or say daily devotions with your family. (RELCON5)
TOTAL%
1) Every day25022.1
2) Once/twice week18416.3
3) Once/twice month12210.8
4) Once/twice year1089.5
5) Never45039.8
6) Don't know/refused171.5
TOTAL1131100.0
100) (IF PROTESTANT/CATHOLIC/MUSLIM/JEWISH/MORMON/OTHER CHRISTIAN OR ORTHODOX) I am going to read you a short list of statements. Please tell me which of these statements comes closest to describing your feelings about the (holy book). (BIBLE)
TOTAL%
1) (Holy book) is the actual word of God and is to be taken literally, word for word36941.3
2) (Holy book) is the word of God, but not everything in it should be taken literally, word for word41146.0
3) (Holy book) is a book written by men and is not the word of God788.7
4) Other60.7
5) Don't know/refused293.2
Missing238 
TOTAL893100.0
101) Finally, I would like to ask you a few questions for statistical purposes. What is the last year of schooling that you have completed? (EDUC)
TOTAL%
1) 1st-11th grad1119.8
2) High School graduate31027.4
3) Non-college post H.S.201.8
4) Some college28124.8
5) College graduate28024.8
6) Post-graduate school12511.1
7) Don't know/refused40.4
TOTAL1131100.0
102) What is your race? (RACE)
TOTAL%
1) White84574.7
2) Black12310.9
3) Hispanic675.9
4) Other827.3
5) Don't know/refused141.2
TOTAL1131100.0
103) [SPANISH SPEAKING] (SPANISH)
TOTAL%
1) Yes474.4
2) No100194.1
3) Don't know/refused161.5
Missing67 
TOTAL1064100.0
104) Generally speaking, do you think of yourself as a Democrat, a Republican or what? (PTYID1)
TOTAL%
1) Democrat40035.4
2) Independent17215.2
3) Republican40635.9
4) Other918.0
5) Don't know/refused625.5
TOTAL1131100.0
105) [STRENGH OF PARTY IDENTITY (from PTYID1)] (PTYID2)
TOTAL%
1) Strong46157.2
2) Not strong33341.3
3) Don't know/refused121.5
Missing325 
TOTAL806100.0
106) [IF RESPONDENT IS INDEPENDENT IN VARIABLE PARTYID1 CLOSER TO DEMOCRATS OR REPUBLICANS (PTYID3)
TOTAL%
1) Closer to Democrats8827.1
2) Closer to Republicans8827.1
3) Neither/Independent11435.1
4) Don't know/refused3510.8
Missing806 
TOTAL325100.0
107) Thinking in political terms, would you say that you are Conservative, Moderate, or Liberal? (IDEO1)
TOTAL%
1) Conservative44839.6
2) Moderate36031.8
3) Liberal26323.3
4) Don't know\refused605.3
TOTAL1131100.0
108) In what year were you born? (AGE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL11051957.68116
109) Do you think or yourself as heterosexual, homosexual, bisexual, or something else? (SEXUALIT)
TOTAL%
1) Heterosexual100288.6
2) Homosexual141.2
3) Bisexual131.1
4) Something else302.7
5) Normal/straight423.7
6) Don't Know111.0
7) Refused191.7
TOTAL1131100.0
110) Last year, that is in 2004, what was your total family income from all sources, before taxes? Just stop me when I get to the right category. (INCOME)
TOTAL%
1) Less than $10K686.0
2) $10K to under $20K908.0
3) $20K to under $30K13311.8
4) $30K to under $50K23620.9
5) $50K to under $75K18816.6
6) $75K to under $100K12010.6
7) $100K or more12911.4
8) Refused12911.4
9) Don't Know383.4
TOTAL1131100.0
111) And finally, it is possible that a reporter from Religion and Ethics Newsweekly may do a news story based on some of these topics and may want to ask a few follow-up questions of some of the people we spoke to tonight. Would you be willing to have a reporter talk to you? (TVINTVW)
TOTAL%
1) Yes64957.4
2) No48242.6
TOTAL1131100.0
112) WEIGHT VARIABLE (WEIGH_1)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL1131708222.792339697
113) I-EDUC: Finally, I would like to ask you a few questions for statistical purposes. What is the last year of schooling that you have completed? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-EDUC)
TOTAL%
1) 1st-11th grad1119.8
2) High School graduate31027.5
3) Non-college post H.S.201.8
4) Some college28124.9
5) College graduate28024.8
6) Post-graduate school12511.1
Missing4 
TOTAL1127100.0
114) I-GENDER: Respondent gender (for use with online analysis) (I-GENDER)
TOTAL%
1) Male48643.0
2) Female64557.0
TOTAL1131100.0
115) I-PARTYID: Generally speaking, do you think of yourself as a Democrat, a Republican or what? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-PARTYID)
TOTAL%
1) Democrat40037.4
2) Independent17216.1
3) Republican40638.0
4) Other918.5
Missing62 
TOTAL1069100.0
116) I-RELIGION: What is your religious preference? Are you Protestant, Roman Catholic, Jewish, Muslin, or some other religion, or don't you have a religious preference? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-RELIGION)
TOTAL%
1) Protestant52447.1
2) Roman Catholic24221.7
3) Jewish211.9
4) Muslim\Islam60.5
8) Other religion18716.8
9) No preference\atheist\agnostic13311.9
Missing18 
TOTAL1113100.0
117) I-INCOME: Last year, that is in 2004, what was your total family income from all sources, before taxes? Just stop me when I get to the right category. (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-INCOME)
TOTAL%
2) Less than $20K15816.4
3) $20K to under $30K13313.8
4) $30K to under $50K23624.5
5) $50K to under $75K18819.5
6) $75K to under $100K12012.4
7) $100K or more12913.4
Missing167 
TOTAL964100.0