Generation Next Survey, 2006

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Percentages are weighted by 140) WEIGHT; Total Ns reported are unweighted
1) Respondent ID (RESPID)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL15018657.7821713.09
2) Marker for sample (MARKER)
TOTAL%
1) GP 87.4
2) Landline oversample of ages 18-25 6.3
3) Cell Phones sample of ages 18-25 6.3
TOTAL1501100.0
3) Time zone (TIMEZONE)
TOTAL%
1) Eastern 48.2
2) Central 29.4
3) Mountain 5.5
4) Pacific 16.9
TOTAL1501100.0
4) Current number of attempts (NUMATTEM)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL15013.963.01
5) Sample Key (SAMPKEY)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL15015809398878.522336322982.38
6) Zip code (ZIP)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL125149870.3529616.55
7) Region (REGION)
TOTAL%
1) Northeast 19.7
2) Midwest 23
3) South 35.3
4) West 22
TOTAL1501100.0
8) Census Division (CENDIV)
TOTAL%
1) New England 6.5
2) Mid-Atlantic 13.2
3) East North Central 15
4) West North Central 8
5) South Atlantic 16.9
6) East South Central 7.3
7) West South Central 11.2
8) Mountain 8
9) Pacific 14
TOTAL1501100.0
9) FIPS code for geographic area (FIPS)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL150129258.2415694.57
10) Designated Market Area (DMA)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL1501621.25113.18
11) Designated Market Area rank (DMARANK)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL125143.4146.51
12) Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL150124646.1815476.61
13) First, including yourself, how many people age 18 or older currently live in this household? (OVER18A)
TOTAL%
1) 1 13.2
2) 2 35.4
3) 3 34.4
4) 4 11.1
5) 5 3.7
6) 6 1.1
7) 7 .5
8) 8 or more .5
Missing1250 
TOTAL251100.0
14) In order to be sure we are representing the opinions of people in different kinds of households; could you please tell me how many people in your household are 18-25 years of age? (OVER18B)
TOTAL%
1) 1 61.5
2) 2 28.9
3) 3 6.4
4) 4 2.1
5) 5 .5
6) 6 0
8) 8 or more .5
Missing1250 
TOTAL251100.0
15) (IF OVER18B = 1 ASK:) May I please speak to the person age 18-25? (OVER18C)
TOTAL%
1) Respondent on Phone is 18-25 92.2
2) Respondent coming to phone 7.8
Missing1348 
TOTAL153100.0
16) (IF OVER18B = 2-8 ASK:) I'd like to ask a few questions of the YOUNGEST MALE, 18-25 years of age, who is now at home. [IF NO MALE, ASK: May I please speak with the YOUNGEST FEMALE, 18-25 years of age, who is now at home?] (YNGMALE)
TOTAL%
1) Respondent on phone is the selected 18-25 97.2
2) Respondent coming to phone 2.8
Missing1403 
TOTAL98100.0
17) What is your age? (LANDLINE OVERSAMPLE OF AGES 18-25) (AGELAND)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL25121.642.55
18) What is your age? (CELL PHONE SAMPLE OF AGES 18-25) (AGECELL)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL25021.342.34
19) Respondent's sex (SEX)
TOTAL%
1) Male 47.7
2) Female 52.3
TOTAL1501100.0
20) Generally, how would you say things are these days in your life -- would you say that you are very happy, pretty happy, or not too happy? (HAPPY)
TOTAL%
1) Very happy 35.6
2) Pretty happy 51
3) Not too happy 11.9
9) (VOL.) Don't know/Refused 1.5
TOTAL1501100.0
21) What is the most important problem facing you in your life these days? (PROBLEM)
TOTAL%
1) Gave Response 82.9
8) (VOL.) None/No problem 12.9
9) (VOL.) Don't know/Refused 4.2
TOTAL1501100.0
22) Respondent's first answer to PROBLEM (PROBLEM1)
TOTAL%
1) Bills 1.8
2) Student Loans .1
3) Debt/Credit issues .2
4) Financial issues/problems/difficulties 9.1
5) Saving money .1
6) Cost of living/income 2.5
7) Retirement 1.6
9) Money (general) 11.6
21) Job advancement .3
22) Finding a job/getting a job 2.9
23) Job security/satisfaction 1
24) Work/Career (general) 2.4
31) Getting older/Aging/Disabled 2.3
32) Insurance and Prescription costs 1.3
39) Health (general) 9.2
41) Raising children/Childcare/Having a baby 5.6
42) Love life/boyfriend/soulmate 1
43) Aging parents/siblings/spouse/losing loved ones 1.3
49) Relationships (general) 3.4
51) Choosing a college/school .3
52) Passing classes/getting good grades/keeping up with classwork .4
53) Paying for college .6
54) Getting through college/graduating .3
55) College/School/Education (general) 2.1
71) Crime .9
72) Life (general) .6
73) Time pressures/management 3.8
74) Future .3
75) Spirituality/Morality/General decline .5
76) Alcoholism and Drugs .2
81) Bush/Politicians .9
82) War/Iraq .9
83) Terrorism .9
84) The economy/deficit/inflation 1.5
85) Gas prices .5
86) Unemployment/No jobs .7
88) Politics (general) .6
89) Dissatisfied with politics .1
97) Miscellaneous 7.4
98) None/No problems 14.5
99) Don't know/Refused 4.6
TOTAL1501100.0
23) Respondent's second answer to PROBLEM (PROBLEM2)
TOTAL%
1) Bills 8.6
2) Student Loans 3.8
3) Debt/Credit issues 4.8
4) Financial issues/problems/difficulties 4.8
6) Cost of living/income 1.4
7) Retirement 1.9
9) Money (general) 5.7
22) Finding a job/getting a job 4.8
23) Job security/satisfaction 1.9
24) Work/Career (general) 6.7
31) Getting older/Aging/Disabled 1.9
32) Insurance and Prescription costs 6.7
39) Health (general) 2.9
41) Raising children/Childcare/Having a baby 7.7
43) Aging parents/siblings/spouse/losing loved ones 2.9
49) Relationships (general) 0
52) Passing classes/getting good grades/keeping up with classwork .5
53) Paying for college 1.9
54) Getting through college/graduating .5
71) Crime 1.4
73) Time pressures/management 1
74) Future 1
75) Spirituality/Morality/General decline 2.9
81) Bush/Politicians 1
82) War/Iraq 2.4
83) Terrorism 1.9
84) The economy/deficit/inflation 6.7
85) Gas prices 1.9
86) Unemployment/No jobs .5
88) Politics (general) 6.2
89) Dissatisfied with politics 1
98) None/No problems 2.9
Missing1413 
TOTAL88100.0
24) Respondent's third answer to PROBLEM (PROBLEM3)
TOTAL%
1) Bills 28.1
3) Debt/Credit issues 6.3
7) Retirement 6.3
22) Finding a job/getting a job 31.3
32) Insurance and Prescription costs 6.3
42) Love life/boyfriend/soulmate 9.4
52) Passing classes/getting good grades/keeping up with classwork 6.3
82) War/Iraq 3.1
84) The economy/deficit/inflation 3.1
Missing1490 
TOTAL11100.0
25) Respondent's verbatim responses to PROBLEM (PROBLEMS)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL1261
26) Now I would like to ask you a few questions about the people of your generation: What is your age? (AGE)
TOTAL%
18) 18 .2
19) 19 .4
20) 20 .2
21) 21 .3
22) 22 .2
23) 23 .2
24) 24 .3
25) 25 .6
26) 26 1.9
27) 27 1.3
28) 28 2.1
29) 29 1.8
30) 30 1.3
31) 31 1.1
32) 32 2.6
33) 33 3
34) 34 2.8
35) 35 2.3
36) 36 1.3
37) 37 1.9
38) 38 1.6
39) 39 2.1
40) 40 2.2
41) 41 1.6
42) 42 3.1
43) 43 2.9
44) 44 3.5
45) 45 2.6
46) 46 1.9
47) 47 2.6
48) 48 1.2
49) 49 1.2
50) 50 3.4
51) 51 .9
52) 52 2.5
53) 53 2.3
54) 54 2
55) 55 2.5
56) 56 1.6
57) 57 1.2
58) 58 2
59) 59 1.6
60) 60 1.8
61) 61 1.1
62) 62 1.5
63) 63 1.4
64) 64 1.3
65) 65 2.2
66) 66 1.3
67) 67 1.4
68) 68 .7
69) 69 1.4
70) 70 1
71) 71 .8
72) 72 1.1
73) 73 .7
74) 74 .9
75) 75 1.3
76) 76 .7
77) 77 1.5
78) 78 .4
79) 79 .2
80) 80 .5
81) 81 .5
82) 82 .2
83) 83 .4
84) 84 .3
85) 85 .6
86) 86 0
87) 87 .3
88) 88 .3
89) 89 .3
90) 90 .4
92) 92 0
93) 93 .1
96) 96 .2
99) (VOL.) Don't know/Refused 1
Missing501 
TOTAL1000100.0
27) Two-way age (AGEGROUP)
TOTAL%
1) 18-25 14.7
2) 26-98 84.4
99) Don't know/Refused .9
TOTAL1501100.0
28) What ONE WORD OR PHRASE best describes your generation? (OPEN-ENDED. ACCEPT UP TO TWO RESPONSES. PROBE ONCE IF RESPONDENT ANSWERS 'DON'T KNOW') (OWNGEN)
TOTAL%
1) Response given 82.8
9) (VOL.) Don't know/No answer 17.2
TOTAL1501100.0
29) Respondent's verbatim answer to OWNGEN (OWNGEN2)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL1271
30) What ONE WORD OR PHRASE best describes your parents' generation? (OPEN-ENDED. ACCEPT UP TO TWO RESPONSES. PROBE ONCE IF RESPONDENT ANSWERS 'DON'T KNOW') (PARGEN)
TOTAL%
1) Response given 84
9) (VOL.) Don't know/No answer 16
TOTAL1501100.0
31) Respondent's verbatim answer to PARGEN (PARGEN2)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL1273
32) (ASK IF AGE less than 26) Do you think of your own age group as unique and distinct from other generations, or not? (UNIQUE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, unique and distinct 68.6
2) No, not 30.5
9) (VOL.) Don't know/Refused .9
Missing922 
TOTAL579100.0
33) (ASK IF AGE less than 26) Thinking about the generation that grew up just before yours -- mostly people who are in their 30s today -- do you think of that generation as particularly unique and distinct from other generations, or not? (UNIQUE2)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, unique and distinct 43.8
2) No, not 52.8
9) (VOL.) Don't know/Refused 3.4
Missing922 
TOTAL579100.0
34) In general, do you think it is better to be a young adult today or better to have been a young adult 20 years ago? (BETTER)
TOTAL%
1) Better today 26.9
2) Better 20 years ago 66.7
3) (VOL.) Same 4
9) (VOL.) Don't know/Refused 2.4
TOTAL1501100.0
35) (ASK IF AGE less than 26) In which of these areas do you think young adults in your age group have it better and in which areas did young adults 20 years ago have it better…Getting a high paying job (HIPAYJOB)
TOTAL%
1) Young adults today have it better 71.7
2) Young adults 20 years ago had it better 22.9
3) (VOL.) Same/no difference 3.2
9) (VOL.) Don't know/Refused 2.3
Missing922 
TOTAL579100.0
36) (ASK IF AGE less than 26) In which of these areas do you think young adults in your age group have it better and in which areas did young adults 20 years ago have it better…Living in an exciting time (EXCITIME)
TOTAL%
1) Young adults today have it better 63.9
2) Young adults 20 years ago had it better 26.6
3) (VOL.) Same/no difference 6.8
9) (VOL.) Don't know/Refused 2.7
Missing922 
TOTAL579100.0
37) (ASK IF AGE less than 26) In which of these areas do you think young adults in your age group have it better and in which areas did young adults 20 years ago have it better…Having sexual freedom (SEXFREE)
TOTAL%
1) Young adults today have it better 66.3
2) Young adults 20 years ago had it better 24.7
3) (VOL.) Same/no difference 4.5
9) (VOL.) Don't know/Refused 4.5
Missing922 
TOTAL579100.0
38) (ASK IF AGE less than 26) In which of these areas do you think young adults in your age group have it better and in which areas did young adults 20 years ago have it better…Enjoying financial security (FINSECUR)
TOTAL%
1) Young adults today have it better 47.5
2) Young adults 20 years ago had it better 44.1
3) (VOL.) Same/no difference 3.8
9) (VOL.) Don't know/Refused 4.5
Missing922 
TOTAL579100.0
39) (ASK IF AGE less than 26) In which of these areas do you think young adults in your age group have it better and in which areas did young adults 20 years ago have it better…Bringing about social change (SOCCHANG)
TOTAL%
1) Young adults today have it better 55.8
2) Young adults 20 years ago had it better 35.2
3) (VOL.) Same/no difference 4.3
9) (VOL.) Don't know/Refused 4.7
Missing922 
TOTAL579100.0
40) (ASK IF AGE less than 26) In which of these areas do you think young adults in your age group have it better and in which areas did young adults 20 years ago have it better…Buying a house (BUYHOUSE)
TOTAL%
1) Young adults today have it better 31.2
2) Young adults 20 years ago had it better 62.4
3) (VOL.) Same/no difference 2.7
9) (VOL.) Don't know/Refused 3.6
Missing922 
TOTAL579100.0
41) (ASK IF AGE less than 26) In which of these areas do you think young adults in your age group have it better and in which areas did young adults 20 years ago have it better…Having opportunities to get a good education (GOODEDUC)
TOTAL%
1) Young adults today have it better 84.6
2) Young adults 20 years ago had it better 12.2
3) (VOL.) Same/no difference 1.6
9) (VOL.) Don't know/Refused 1.6
Missing922 
TOTAL579100.0
42) Which of these statements comes closer to your own view? (LIFEPLAN)
TOTAL%
1) When a person reaches their mid-20s, it's important for them to have a good plan for what they are going to do with the rest of their lives 80.2
2) It's really not necessary for someone in their mid-20s to know what they are going to do with the rest of their lives. 17.5
9) (VOL.) Don't know/Refused 2.3
TOTAL1501100.0
43) (ASK IF AGE less than 26) Now thinking about your generation compared with young adults 20 years ago, for each of the things I mention please tell me if you think your generation does more of it, less of it, OR about the same amount as young adults 20 years ago did: Casual Sex (CASUALSX)
TOTAL%
1) Your generation does more 74.7
2) Your generation does less of it 7
3) About the same/no difference 16.9
9) (VOL.) Don't know/Refused 1.4
Missing922 
TOTAL579100.0
44) (ASK IF AGE less than 26) Now thinking about your generation compared with young adults 20 years ago, for each of the things I mention please tell me if you think your generation does more of it, less of it, OR about the same amount as young adults 20 years ago did: Binge drinking (BINGDRNK)
TOTAL%
1) Your generation does more 69
2) Your generation does less of it 6.1
3) About the same/no difference 22.9
9) (VOL.) Don't know/Refused 2
Missing922 
TOTAL579100.0
45) (ASK IF AGE less than 26) Now thinking about your generation compared with young adults 20 years ago, for each of the things I mention please tell me if you think your generation does more of it, less of it, OR about the same amount as young adults 20 years ago did: Illegal drug use (DRUGUSE)
TOTAL%
1) Your generation does more 62.9
2) Your generation does less of it 14
3) About the same/no difference 21.3
9) (VOL.) Don't know/Refused 1.8
Missing922 
TOTAL579100.0
46) (ASK IF AGE less than 26) Now thinking about your generation compared with young adults 20 years ago, for each of the things I mention please tell me if you think your generation does more of it, less of it, OR about the same amount as young adults 20 years ago did: Community service or volunteer activity (SERVICE)
TOTAL%
1) Your generation does more 37.3
2) Your generation does less of it 41.9
3) About the same/no difference 19
9) (VOL.) Don't know/Refused 1.8
Missing922 
TOTAL579100.0
47) (ASK IF AGE less than 26) Now thinking about your generation compared with young adults 20 years ago, for each of the things I mention please tell me if you think your generation does more of it, less of it, OR about the same amount as young adults 20 years ago did: Voting in elections (VOTING)
TOTAL%
1) Your generation does more 34.2
2) Your generation does less of it 49.1
3) About the same/no difference 13.8
9) (VOL.) Don't know/Refused 2.9
Missing922 
TOTAL579100.0
48) (ASK IF AGE less than 26) Now thinking about your generation compared with young adults 20 years ago, for each of the things I mention please tell me if you think your generation does more of it, less of it, OR about the same amount as young adults 20 years ago did: Resort to violence to resolve conflicts (VIOLENCE)
TOTAL%
1) Your generation does more 69.8
2) Your generation does less of it 12.5
3) About the same/no difference 15.4
9) (VOL.) Don't know/Refused 2.3
Missing922 
TOTAL579100.0
49) (ASK ALL) Now a different kind of question…Other than friends or members of your own family, who would you say is the person you most admire these days? (IF YES: WHO WOULD THAT BE? OPEN-ENDED. PROBE ONCE IF RESPONDENT ANSWERS 'DON'T KNOW') (ADMIRE)
TOTAL%
1) Answer given 69.4
2) No one 16.3
9) (VOL.) Don't know/Refused 14.3
TOTAL1501100.0
50) Respondent's response to ADMIRE (ADMIRE2)
TOTAL%
10) Myself .3
11) Friends/boyfriend/girlfriend 1.5
12) Family 1.5
13) Pastor/Priest/Minister 7.3
14) Coworker 1.6
15) Boss 3.4
16) Coach .2
17) Nurse .6
18) Teacher/Professor 3.1
19) Other .4
21) Actors 1
22) Athletes 1.2
23) TV personality 1
24) Singers 1.9
25) Artist/Writer/Author .4
26) Angelina Jolie .3
27) Oprah Winfrey 3.2
28) Muhammed Ali .6
29) Other 1.7
30) Ronald Reagan .5
31) Bill Clinton 1.9
32) George Bush 7.7
33) Jimmy Carter 1
34) Condoleeza Rice 1.2
35) Colin Powell .4
36) Political wives .6
37) Hilary Clinton 1.6
38) Al Gore .2
39) Other Politicians 3.4
41) God/Jesus Christ/Lord 3.8
42) Dalai Lama .5
43) The Pope .8
44) TV evangelists .6
45) Mother Theresa .7
49) Other .1
50) Historical Figures 1
60) Soldiers/Servicemen 1.6
71) Bill Gates .8
72) Other .5
80) International Political Leaders .8
97) Other 7.3
98) None 16.8
99) Don't know/Refused 15.2
TOTAL1501100.0
51) Respondent's verbatim response to ADMIRE (ADMIRE3)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL1066
52) (ASK IF AGE less than 40) Here are a few goals that some people have set for themselves in their lives. Which of the following do you think people in your generation or age group think is MOST important? (IMPGOAL1)
TOTAL%
1) To get rich 55.2
2) To be famous 8.1
3) To help people who need help 13.3
4) To be leaders in their community 9.8
5) To become more spiritual 10.8
6) (VOL.) None of these 2
9) (VOL.) Don't know/Refused 1
Missing727 
TOTAL774100.0
53) (ASK IF AGE less than 40 AND IF IMPGOAL1 = 1-5) And which would you say is next most important to them? (IMPGOAL2)
TOTAL%
1) To get rich 14.3
2) To be famous 30.6
3) To help people who need help 21
4) To be leaders in their community 19.2
5) To become more spiritual 12.6
6) (VOL.) None of these 1.8
9) (VOL.) Don't know/Refused .4
Missing747 
TOTAL754100.0
54) From what you have seen, would you say it is easy, hard, or probably impossible to have a good marriage today? (GOODMARR)
TOTAL%
1) Easy 21.3
2) Hard 66.3
3) Probably impossible 8.4
9) (VOL.) Don't know/Refused 4
TOTAL1501100.0
55) How do you feel about the amount of attention given to you by your parents when you were growing up? Do you think it was about the right amount, too much, or not enough? (ATTENTN)
TOTAL%
1) Right amount 69.4
2) Too much 4.1
3) Not enough 25.7
9) (VOL.) Don't know/No answer .7
TOTAL1501100.0
56) Are you married, divorced, separated, widowed, or never been married? (MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Married 53.4
2) Divorced 11.1
3) Separated 2.4
4) Widowed 9.4
5) Never been married 23.2
9) (VOL.) Don't know/Refused .6
TOTAL1501100.0
57) (ASK IF AGE less than 26 AND ANSWERED '2' DIVORCED, '3' SEPARATED, '4' WIDOWED, '5' NEVER MARRIED OR '9' DON'T KNOW IN 'MARITAL') In looking ahead, do you definitely want to get married, probably want to get married, probably do not want to get married, or definitely do not want to get married? (WANTMARR)
TOTAL%
1) Definitely want to marry 57.3
2) Probably want to marry 28
3) Probably do not want to 8.5
4) Definitely do not wan to 3.5
9) Don't know/Refused 2.7
Missing1012 
TOTAL489100.0
58) (ASK IF AGE less than 26) Do you have any children of your own? (HAVECHLD)
TOTAL%
1) Yes 26.4
2) No 73.4
9) (VOL.) Don't know/Refused .2
Missing922 
TOTAL579100.0
59) (ASK IF AGE less than 26 AND ANSWERED '2' NO OR '9' DON'T KNOW IN 'HAVECHLD') In looking ahead, do you definitely want to have children, probably want to have children, probably do not want to have children, or definitely do not want to have children? (WANTCHLD)
TOTAL%
1) Definitely want to have children 52.6
2) Probably want to have children 33.5
3) Probably do not want to 8.6
4) Definitely do not want to 3.7
9) Don't know/Refused 1.5
Missing1055 
TOTAL446100.0
60) What is the last grade or class that you completed in school? (EDUC)
TOTAL%
1) None, or grade 1-8 2.8
2) High school incomplete (Grades 9-11) 9.8
3) High school graduate (Grade 12 or GED certificate) 36.3
4) Technical, trade, or vocational school AFTER high school 2.5
5) Some college, no 4-year degree (including associate degree) 21.3
6) College graduate (B.S., B.A., or other 4-year degree) 16.6
7) Post-graduate training or professional schooling after college (e.g., toward a master's Degree or Ph.D.; law or medical school) 10.2
9) (VOL.) Don't know/Refused .5
TOTAL1501100.0
61) (ASK IF AGE less than 40) Are you currently enrolled in school? (CURRENRL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, in High School 3
2) Yes, in Technical, trade, or vocational school 1.1
3) Yes, in College (Undergraduate) 16.2
4) Yes, in Graduate School 5.6
5) No 73.6
9) (VOL.) Don't know/Refused .5
Missing727 
TOTAL774100.0
62) (ASK IF AGE less than 40 AND CURRENTLY ENROLLED IN SCHOOL) How much further in school do you plan to go? (FURTHER)
TOTAL%
1) Finish high school 1.7
2) Technical, trade, or vocational school 2.7
3) Attend college, no degree or 2 year/associate degree 9.4
4) Attend college, bachelor's degree 25.3
5) Graduate or professional school or degree 56.9
6) (VOL.) No further .3
7) (VOL.) Other [Specify] 1.3
9) (VOL.) Don't know/Refused 2.4
Missing1197 
TOTAL304100.0
63) Verbatim responses to 'Other [Specify]' in FURTHER (FURTHER2)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL4
64) (ASK IF AGE less than 40 AND NOT ENROLLED IN SCHOOL) Do you ever plan to return to school? (RETURN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes 55.5
2) No 36.4
9) (VOL.) Don't know/Refused 8.1
Missing1031 
TOTAL470100.0
65) (ASK IF AGE less than 40 AND PLANS TO RETURN TO SCHOOL) How much further in school do you plan to go? (RETURN2)
TOTAL%
1) Finish high school 9.9
2) Technical, trade, or vocational school 12
3) Attend college, no degree or 2 year/associate degree 13.5
4) Attend college, bachelor's degree 28
5) Graduate or professional school or degree 24.8
6) (VOL.) No further .2
7) (VOL.) Other [Specify] 5.5
9) (VOL.) Don't know/Refused 6.1
Missing1214 
TOTAL287100.0
66) Verbatim reponses to 'Other [Specify]' in RETURN2 (RETURN3)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL12
67) Do you use the internet, at least occasionally? (INTERNET)
TOTAL%
1) Yes 73.7
2) No 26.2
9) (VOL.) Don't know/Refused .1
TOTAL1501100.0
68) Do you send or receive email, at least occasionally? (EMAIL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes 68
2) No 31.9
9) (VOL.) Don't know/Refused .1
TOTAL1501100.0
69) (ASK IF AGE less than 26 AND INTERNET USER) Have you ever used a social networking website like Facebook, MySpace or MyYearbook? (SOCNET)
TOTAL%
1) Yes 61.1
2) No 38.7
9) (VOL.) Don't know/Refused .3
Missing972 
TOTAL529100.0
70) (IF ANSWERED '1' IN SOCNET, ASK) Have you created your own profile for a social networking site? (PROFILE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes 82.3
2) No 17.7
Missing1172 
TOTAL329100.0
71) (IF ANSWERED '1' IN SOCNET, ASK) How often do you visit social networking websites? (VISITWEB)
TOTAL%
1) Several times a day 18.1
2) Once a day 20.3
3) 3 to 5 times a week 18.1
4) 1 to 2 times a week 19.4
5) Every few weeks 10.1
6) Less often 13.9
Missing1172 
TOTAL329100.0
72) (ASK IF AGE less than 26) Do most people you know use social networking web sites, or not? [IF YES: Do most people you know spend a reasonable amount of time, or too much time on these websites?] (SPENTIME)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, reasonable amount of time 34.2
2) Yes, too much time 40.7
3) No, don't use 20.8
9) (VOL.) Don't know/Refused 4.3
Missing922 
TOTAL579100.0
73) (ASK IF AGE less than 26) Do you think people around your age post too much, too little, or the right amount of personal information about themselves on the internet? (PERSINF1)
TOTAL%
1) Too much 72.2
2) Too little 4.1
3) Right amount 19.2
9) (VOL.) Don't know/Refused 4.5
Missing922 
TOTAL579100.0
74) (ASK IF AGE less than 26) In your own case, have other people posted too much personal information about YOU on the Internet, or don't you think that's happened? (PERSINF2)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, too much 7.7
2) No, don't think has happened 88.2
9) (VOL.) Don't know/Refused 4.1
Missing922 
TOTAL579100.0
75) (IF INTERNET USER ASK:) Have you ever gone on a date with someone you met online? (INTDATE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes 8.7
2) No 91.3
9) (VOL.) Don't know/Refused 0
Missing258 
TOTAL1243100.0
76) Thinking now about technology such as the internet, instant messaging, cell phones, text messaging, and iPods, does new technology…Make it easier to make new friends or not? (TECHFRND)
TOTAL%
1) Yes 44.9
2) No, not 47.8
9) (VOL.) Don't know/Refused 7.2
TOTAL1501100.0
77) Thinking now about technology such as the internet, instant messaging, cell phones, text messaging, and iPods, does new technology…Make people lazier or not? (TECHLAZY)
TOTAL%
1) Yes 69.4
2) No, not 25.3
9) (VOL.) Don't know/Refused 5.3
TOTAL1501100.0
78) Thinking now about technology such as the internet, instant messaging, cell phones, text messaging, and iPods, does new technology…Make people more isolated or not? (TECHISOL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes 65.7
2) No, not 29.7
9) (VOL.) Don't know/Refused 4.7
TOTAL1501100.0
79) Thinking now about technology such as the internet, instant messaging, cell phones, text messaging, and iPods, does new technology…Make people waste too much time or not? (TECHWAST)
TOTAL%
1) Yes 65.3
2) No, not 30.4
9) (VOL.) Don't know/Refused 4.2
TOTAL1501100.0
80) Thinking now about technology such as the internet, instant messaging, cell phones, text messaging, and iPods, does new technology…Make people more efficient or not? (TECHEFFI)
TOTAL%
1) Yes 64.9
2) No, not 29.6
9) (VOL.) Don't know/Refused 5.5
TOTAL1501100.0
81) Thinking now about technology such as the internet, instant messaging, cell phones, text messaging, and iPods, does new technology…Make you closer to old friends or family? (TECHOLD)
TOTAL%
1) Yes 55.8
2) No, not 40.4
9) (VOL.) Don't know/Refused 3.8
TOTAL1501100.0
82) In the past 24 hours, did you…Send or receive a text message on a cell phone? (TEXTMSSG)
TOTAL%
1) Yes 19.2
2) No 80.5
9) (VOL.) Don't know/Refused .4
TOTAL1501100.0
83) (ASK ONLY IF INTERNET USER) In the past 24 hours, did you…Send or receive an e-mail message? (EMAIL24)
TOTAL%
1) Yes 65.1
2) No 34.2
9) (VOL.) Don't know/Refused .7
Missing258 
TOTAL1243100.0
84) (ASK ONLY IF INTERNET USER) In the past 24 hours, did you…Send or receive an instant message? (IM24)
TOTAL%
1) Yes 21.2
2) No 78.4
9) (VOL.) Don't know/Refused .4
Missing258 
TOTAL1243100.0
85) In the past 24 hours, did you…Write or receive a personal letter? (LETTER)
TOTAL%
1) Yes 20
2) No 79.8
9) (VOL.) Don't know/Refused .2
TOTAL1501100.0
86) (ASK ONLY IF INTERNET USER) In the past 24 hours, did you…Post a message to someone's personal online profile? (POSTMSSG)
TOTAL%
1) Yes 11.9
2) No 87.7
9) (VOL.) Don't know/Refused .3
Missing258 
TOTAL1243100.0
87) (ASK IF AGE less than 26) And now thinking about the past seven days, did you…smoke cigarettes or not? (SMOKE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes 31.2
2) No 68.8
Missing922 
TOTAL579100.0
88) (ASK IF AGE less than 26) And now thinking about the past seven days, did you…drink alcohol or not? (DRINK)
TOTAL%
1) Yes 40.7
2) No 59.3
Missing922 
TOTAL579100.0
89) (ASK IF AGE less than 26) And now thinking about the past seven days, did you…play video games or not? (VIDGAMES)
TOTAL%
1) Yes 36
2) No 64
Missing922 
TOTAL579100.0
90) (ASK IF AGE less than 26) And now thinking about the past seven days, did you…exercise or engage in physical activity? (EXCERCIS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes 81.3
2) No 18.5
9) (VOL.) Don't know/Refused .2
Missing922 
TOTAL579100.0
91) (ASK IF AGE less than 26) And now thinking about the past seven days, did you…take illegal drugs or not? (DRUGS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes 8.6
2) No 91
9) (VOL.) Don't know/Refused .5
Missing922 
TOTAL579100.0
92) (ASK IF AGE less than 65) Do you have, or have you ever had…a tattoo? (TATTOO)
TOTAL%
1) Yes 24.1
2) No 75.9
Missing226 
TOTAL1275100.0
93) (ASK IF AGE less than 65) Do you have, or have you ever had…a piercing in a place other than your ear lobe? (PIERCING)
TOTAL%
1) Yes 14.9
2) No 85.1
Missing226 
TOTAL1275100.0
94) (ASK IF AGE less than 65) Do you have, or have you ever had…dyed hair in an untraditional color? (DYEDHAIR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes 17.4
2) No 82.6
Missing226 
TOTAL1275100.0
95) Here are some pairs of statements that will help us understand how you feel about a number of things. As I read each pair, tell me whether the FIRST statement or the SECOND statement comes closer to your own views - even if neither is exactly right. Government is almost always wasteful and inefficient OR Government often does a better job than people give it credit for. (GOVRNMNT)
TOTAL%
1) Government is almost always wasteful and inefficient 49.1
2) Government often does a better job than people give it credit for 40.2
3) (VOL.) Neither/Both equally 8
9) (VOL.) Don't know/Refused 2.6
TOTAL1501100.0
96) Here are some pairs of statements that will help us understand how you feel about a number of things. As I read each pair, tell me whether the FIRST statement or the SECOND statement comes closer to your own views - even if neither is exactly right. Immigrants today strengthen our country because of their hard work and talents OR Immigrants today are a burden on our country because they take our jobs, housing and health care. (IMMIGRNT)
TOTAL%
1) Immigrants today strengthen our country because their hard work and talents 40.9
2) Immigrants today are a burden on our country because they take our jobs, housing and health care 41.1
3) (VOL.) Neither/Both equally 13.9
9) (VOL.) Don't know/Refused 4.1
TOTAL1501100.0
97) Here are some pairs of statements that will help us understand how you feel about a number of things. As I read each pair, tell me whether the FIRST statement or the SECOND statement comes closer to your own views - even if neither is exactly right. The best way to ensure peace is through military strength OR Good diplomacy is the best way to ensure peace. (MILSTRNG)
TOTAL%
1) The best way to ensure peace is through military strength 28.3
2) Good diplomacy is the best way to ensure peace 56.9
3) (VOL.) Neither/Both Equally 10.3
9) (VOL.) Don't know/Refused 4.5
TOTAL1501100.0
98) Here are some pairs of statements that will help us understand how you feel about a number of things. As I read each pair, tell me whether the FIRST statement or the SECOND statement comes closer to your own views - even if neither is exactly right. Homosexuality is a way of life that should be accepted by society OR Homosexuality is a way of life that should be discouraged by society. (HOMOWAY)
TOTAL%
1) Homosexuality is a way of life that should be accepted by society 50.9
2) Homosexuality is a way of life that should be discouraged by society 37.9
3) (VOL.) Neither/Both equally 7.6
9) (VOL.) Don't know/Refused 3.5
TOTAL1501100.0
99) Here are some pairs of statements that will help us understand how you feel about a number of things. As I read each pair, tell me whether the FIRST statement or the SECOND statement comes closer to your own views - even if neither is exactly right. I'm generally satisfied with the way things are going for me financially OR I'm not very satisfied with my financial situation. (FINANCE)
TOTAL%
1) I'm generally satisfied with the way things are going for me financially 59.1
2) I'm not very satisfied with my financial situation 39.5
3) (VOL.) Neither/Both equally 1.1
9) (VOL.) Don't know/Refused .3
TOTAL1501100.0
100) Here are some pairs of statements that will help us understand how you feel about a number of things. As I read each pair, tell me whether the FIRST statement or the SECOND statement comes closer to your own views - even if neither is exactly right. The government should do more to protect morality in society OR I worry the government is getting too involved in the issue of morality. (MORALITY)
TOTAL%
1) The government should do more to protect morality in society 37.1
2) I worry the government is getting too involved in the issue of morality 50.9
3) (VOL.) Neither/Both equally 7.1
9) (VOL.) Don't know/Refused 4.9
TOTAL1501100.0
101) And here are few things some people do. For each one, please tell me if you think it's something that's okay or not okay for other people to do - even if you might not do it yourself. Is it okay or not okay for other people to drink a lot of alcohol? (ALCOHOL)
TOTAL%
1) Okay 18.3
2) Not okay 77.7
3) (VOL.) Depends 3.3
9) (VOL.) Don't know/Refused .8
TOTAL1501100.0
102) And here are few things some people do. For each one, please tell me if you think it's something that's okay or not okay for other people to do - even if you might not do it yourself. Is it okay or not okay for other people to gamble? (GAMBLE)
TOTAL%
1) Okay 56
2) Not okay 37.4
3) (VOL.) Depends 5.7
9) (VOL.) Don't know/Refused .9
TOTAL1501100.0
103) And here are few things some people do. For each one, please tell me if you think it's something that's okay or not okay for other people to do - even if you might not do it yourself. Is it okay or not okay for other people to have sex outside of marriage? (SEXNOMAR)
TOTAL%
1) Okay 40.9
2) Not okay 54.8
3) (VOL.) Depends 2.9
9) (VOL.) Don't know/Refused 1.4
TOTAL1501100.0
104) And here are few things some people do. For each one, please tell me if you think it's something that's okay or not okay for other people to do - even if you might not do it yourself. Is it okay or not okay for other people to have a baby outside of marriage? (BABY)
TOTAL%
1) Okay 42
2) Not okay 50.6
3) (VOL.) Depends 5.8
9) (VOL.) Don't know/Refused 1.6
TOTAL1501100.0
105) And here are few things some people do. For each one, please tell me if you think it's something that's okay or not okay for other people to do - even if you might not do it yourself. Is it okay or not okay for other people to smoke marijuana? (MARIJUAN)
TOTAL%
1) Okay 30.7
2) Not okay 62.8
3) (VOL.) Depends 5.4
9) (VOL.) Don't know/Refused 1.1
TOTAL1501100.0
106) And here are few things some people do. For each one, please tell me if you think it's something that's okay or not okay for other people to do - even if you might not do it yourself. Is it okay or not okay for other people to download or share music or video files without paying for them? (DOWNLOAD)
TOTAL%
1) Okay 22.3
2) Not okay 71.6
3) (VOL.) Depends 2.9
9) (VOL.) Don't know/Refused 3.3
TOTAL1501100.0
107) And here are few things some people do. For each one, please tell me if you think it's something that's okay or not okay for other people to do - even if you might not do it yourself. Is it okay or not okay for other people use cable TV or wireless connection without paying for it? (USENOPAY)
TOTAL%
1) Okay 8.8
2) Not okay 89.1
3) (VOL.) Depends .6
9) (VOL.) Don't know/Refused 1.5
TOTAL1501100.0
108) Do you happen to know which political party has a majority in the U.S. House of Representatives? (MAJHOUSE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, Republican 61.6
2) Yes, Democrat 7.3
9) (VOL.) No/Can't say/Don't know/Other incorrect 31.1
TOTAL1501100.0
109) How have you been getting most of your news about national and international issues? From television, from newspapers, from radio, from magazines, or from the Internet? (FIRST RESPONSE) (NEWS1)
TOTAL%
1) Television 61.6
2) Newspapers 14.7
3) Radio 7.6
4) Magazines 2.1
5) Internet 11.1
6) (VOL.) Other 2.3
9) (VOL.) Don't know/Refused .6
TOTAL1501100.0
110) How have you been getting most of your news about national and international issues? From television, from newspapers, from radio, from magazines, or from the Internet? (SECOND RESPONSE) (NEWS2)
TOTAL%
1) Television 22.1
2) Newspapers 40.5
3) Radio 14.9
4) Magazines 4
5) Internet 17.3
6) (VOL.) Other 1.2
Missing719 
TOTAL782100.0
111) How much do you enjoy keeping up with the news - a lot, some, not much, or not at all? (ENJOYNWS)
TOTAL%
1) A lot 47.1
2) Some 33.2
3) Not much 14.7
4) Not at all 4.6
9) (VOL.) Don't know/Refused .5
TOTAL1501100.0
112) Here are a couple of statements. Please tell me if you agree or disagree with each one. If something in the news is important enough I'll find out about it without having to pay close attention. (IMPORTAN)
TOTAL%
1) Agree 52.8
2) Disagree 44.7
9) (VOL.) Don't know/Refused 2.4
TOTAL1501100.0
113) Here are a couple of statements. Please tell me if you agree or disagree with each one. I like news sources that share my political point of view. (NEWSSRCE)
TOTAL%
1) Agree 54.6
2) Disagree 39.7
9) (VOL.) Don't know/Refused 5.7
TOTAL1501100.0
114) Are you now employed full-time, part-time or not employed? (EMPLOYED)
TOTAL%
1) Full-time 47.4
2) Part-time 14.1
3) Not employed 37.7
9) (VOL.) Don't know/Refused .7
TOTAL1501100.0
115) (IF NOT EMPLOYED ASK:) Is that because you are a student, retired, choose not to work, or because you've lost or quit a job? (NOTEMPL)
TOTAL%
1) Student 7.3
2) Retired 48.7
3) Choose not to work 17.7
4) Lost or quit a job 10.1
5) (VOL.) Other reason 15.5
9) (VOL.) Don't know/Refused .8
Missing987 
TOTAL514100.0
116) Verbatim responses given for 'Other reason' in NOTEMPL (NOTEMPL2)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL66
117) (ASK IF EMPLOYED FULL- OR PART-TIME) Do you now earn enough money to lead the kind of life you want, or not? (MONEY)
TOTAL%
1) Yes 49.4
2) No 49.8
9) (VOL.) Don't know/Refused .8
Missing521 
TOTAL980100.0
118) (ASK IF 2 'NO' IN MONEY) Do you think you will be able to earn enough money in the future to lead the kind of life you want, or not? (FUTURMON)
TOTAL%
1) Yes 66.4
2) No 29.4
9) (VOL.) Don't know/Refused 4.1
Missing982 
TOTAL519100.0
119) (IF NOT EMPLOYED OR DK/REF [3, 9 IN EMPLOYED] ASK:) Do you now have enough income to lead the kind of life you want, or not? (INCOME)
TOTAL%
1) Yes 53.3
2) No 44.3
9) (VOL.) Don't know/Refused 2.4
Missing980 
TOTAL521100.0
120) (IF INCOME = 2 ASK:) Do you think you will have enough income in the future to lead the kind of life you want, or not? (FUTURINC)
TOTAL%
1) Yes 50.7
2) No 40.3
9) (VOL.) Don't know/Refused 9
Missing1255 
TOTAL246100.0
121) Are you, yourself, of Hispanic origin or descent, such as Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban, or some other Spanish background? (HISP)
TOTAL%
1) Yes 11.6
2) No 87
9) (VOL.) Don't know/Refused 1.4
TOTAL1501100.0
122) (IF RESPONDENT ANSWERED 1 'HISPANIC' IN HISP, ASK:) Are you white Hispanic, black Hispanic, or some other race? (IF NON-HISPANIC ASK:) What is your race? Are you white, black, Asian, or some other? (RACE)
TOTAL%
1) White 78.2
2) Black 11
3) Asian 1
4) Other or mixed race 8.2
9) (VOL.) Don't know/Refused 1.6
TOTAL1501100.0
123) What is your religious preference - Protestant, Roman Catholic, Jewish, Muslim, Mormon, or an orthodox church such as the Greek or Russian Orthodox Church? [INTERVIEWER: IF 'OTHER RELIGION' GIVEN, FOLLOW-UP WITH 'And is that a Christian religion, or not?'] (RELIG)
TOTAL%
1) Protestant (include Baptist, Lutheran, Methodist, Presbyterian, Episcopalian, Pentecostal, Jehovah's Witness, Church of Christ, etc.) 50
2) Roman Catholic 26.6
3) Jewish 1.8
4) Mormon (include Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) 2.5
5) Orthodox Church (Greek or Russian) .5
6) Islam/Muslim .2
7) Other religion - Christian 1.5
8) Other religion - non-Christian 2.3
9) No religion, not a believer, atheist, agnostic 12.3
99) (VOL.) Don't know/Refused 2.2
TOTAL1501100.0
124) (IF CHRISTIAN [RELIG = 1, 2, 4, 5, 7] ASK:) Would you describe yourself as a 'born-again' or evangelical Christian, or not? (BORN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes 39.1
2) No 58.1
9) (VOL.) Don't know/Refused 2.8
Missing288 
TOTAL1213100.0
125) Aside from weddings and funerals, how often do you attend religious services...more than once a week, once a week, once or twice a month, a few times a year, seldom, or never? (ATTEND)
TOTAL%
1) More than once a week 12.2
2) Once a week 23.2
3) Once or twice a month 15.4
4) A few times a year 19.5
5) Seldom 13.8
6) Never 14.3
9) (VOL.) Don't know/Refused 1.7
TOTAL1501100.0
126) Verbatim responses for 'other' on RELIG (OTHER)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL185
127) Last year, that is in 2005, what was your total family income from all sources, before taxes? Just stop me when I get to the right category. (FAMINC)
TOTAL%
1) Less than $10,000 7.2
2) 10 to under $20,000 10.1
3) 20 to under $30,000 10.4
4) 30 to under $40,000 10.6
5) 40 to under $50,000 8.2
6) 50 to under $75,000 14.4
7) 75 to under $100,000 13.2
8) 100 to under $150,000 6.7
9) $150,000 or more 6.2
10) (VOL.) Don't know/Refused 13.1
TOTAL1501100.0
128) (ASK IF AGE less than 26) Do you depend on your parents or other family members for financial assistance, or not? (DEPEND)
TOTAL%
1) Yes 45.8
2) Not 52.6
9) (VOL.) Don't know/Refused 1.6
Missing922 
TOTAL579100.0
129) Are you, yourself, now covered by any form of health insurance or health plan, including Medicare or Medicaid? (HEALTH)
TOTAL%
1) Yes 82.8
2) No 15.7
9) (VOL.) Don't know/Refused 1.5
TOTAL1501100.0
130) These days, many people are so busy they can't find time to register to vote, or move around so often they don't get a chance to re-register. Are you NOW registered to vote in your precinct or election district or haven't you been able to register so far? (REGIST)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, registered 80.2
2) No, not registered 17.2
9) (VOL.) Don't know/Refused 2.7
TOTAL1501100.0
131) (IF RESPONDENT ANSWERED '1' YES IN REGIST ASK:) Are you absolutely certain that you are registered to vote, or is there a chance that your registration has lapsed because you moved or for some other reason? (REGICERT)
TOTAL%
1) Absolutely certain 95.3
2) Chance registration has lapsed 3.4
9) (VOL.) Don't know/Refused 1.2
Missing342 
TOTAL1159100.0
132) In politics TODAY, do you consider yourself a Republican, Democrat, or Independent? (PARTY)
TOTAL%
1) Republican 26.4
2) Democrat 31.9
3) Independent 28.5
4) (VOL.) No preference 6.7
5) (VOL.) Other party 1
9) (VOL.) Don't know/Refused 5.5
TOTAL1501100.0
133) (IF ANSWERED 3, 4, 5, OR 9 IN PARTY, ASK:) As of today do you lean more to the Republican Party or more to the Democratic Party? (PARTYLN)
TOTAL%
1) Republican 26.4
2) Democrat 29.1
9) (VOL.) Other/Don't know/Refused 44.5
Missing875 
TOTAL626100.0
134) In general, would you describe your political views as very conservative, conservative, moderate, liberal, or very liberal? (POLVIEWS)
TOTAL%
1) Very conservative 6
2) Conservative 26.2
3) Moderate 40.2
4) Liberal 14.5
5) Very liberal 4.6
9) (VOL.) Don't know/Refused 8.6
TOTAL1501100.0
135) (ASK IF AGE greater than 25) Do you own or rent your home? (HOME)
TOTAL%
1) Own 77.5
2) Rent 18.2
3) (VOL.) Other arrangement 2.5
9) (VOL.) Don't know/Refused 1.8
Missing579 
TOTAL922100.0
136) (ASK IF AGE less than 26) Do you own your home, rent, live in a dorm or live with your parents? (HOME2)
TOTAL%
1) Own 14
2) Rent 37.3
3) Live in a dorm 4.1
4) Live with parents 40
5) Other arrangement 2.5
9) (VOL.) Don't know/Refused 2
Missing922 
TOTAL579100.0
137) (ASK CELL SAMPLE:) Is the cell phone your only phone or do you also have a regular telephone at home? (ONLYCELL)
TOTAL%
1) Cell is only phone 55.3
2) Has regular phone at home 43.1
9) (VOL.) Don't know/Refused 1.6
Missing1251 
TOTAL250100.0
138) (ASK LANDLINE SAMPLE ONLY) Do you happen to have a cell phone or not? (HAVECELL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes 70.5
2) No 27.6
9) (VOL.) Don't know/Refused 1.8
Missing250 
TOTAL1251100.0
139) (IF R HAS BOTH CELL AND LANDLINE, ASK:) Of all the phone calls that you receive, about how many are received on a cell phone? Would you say all or almost all, more than half, less than half, or very few or none? (CELLCALL)
TOTAL%
1) All or almost all 21.4
2) More than half 17.4
3) Less than half 26.1
4) Very few or none 34.1
9) (VOL.) Don't know/Refused .9
Missing477 
TOTAL1024100.0
140) Weight variable (WEIGHT)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL150121.752
141) Two-way age (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-AGE)
TOTAL%
1) 18-25 14.9
2) 26-98 85.1
Missing11 
TOTAL1490100.0
142) What is the last grade or class that you completed in school? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-EDUC)
TOTAL%
2) Less than high school 12.6
3) High school graduate 36.5
4) Technical, trade, or vocational school AFTER high school or some college 23.9
6) College graduate 27
Missing4 
TOTAL1497100.0
143) Respondent's sex (for use with online analysis) (I-GENDER)
TOTAL%
1) Male 47.7
2) Female 52.3
TOTAL1501100.0
144) Are you married, divorced, separated, widowed, or never been married? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Married 53.7
2) Divorced or separated 13.5
4) Widowed 9.4
5) Never been married 23.4
Missing5 
TOTAL1496100.0
145) What is your religious preference - Protestant, Roman Catholic, Jewish, Muslim, Mormon, or an orthodox church such as the Greek or Russian Orthodox Church? [INTERVIEWER: IF 'OTHER RELIGION' GIVEN, FOLLOW-UP WITH 'And is that a Christian religion, or not?'] (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-RELIGION)
TOTAL%
1) Protestant 51.2
2) Roman Catholic 27.2
5) Other religion 9
9) No religion, not a believer, atheist, agnostic 12.6
Missing36 
TOTAL1465100.0
146) Aside from weddings and funerals, how often do you attend religious services...more than once a week, once a week, once or twice a month, a few times a year, seldom, or never? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-ATTEND)
TOTAL%
1) More than once a week 12.4
2) Once a week 23.6
3) Once or twice a month 15.6
4) A few times a year 19.8
5) Seldom 14.1
6) Never 14.5
Missing29 
TOTAL1472100.0
147) In general, would you describe your political views as very conservative, conservative, moderate, liberal, or very liberal? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-POLITICS)
TOTAL%
2) Very conservative or conservative 35.1
3) Moderate 44
4) Liberal or very liberal 20.9
Missing121 
TOTAL1380100.0