Religion, Values, and Immigration Reform Survey: National Sample

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All frequencies weighted by 67) WEIGHT
1) Case ID (CASEID)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL1157827.31446.51
2) Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling his job as President? (APPOBAMA)
TOTAL%
1) Approve53446.2
2) Disapprove50843.9
9) Don't know (Vol.)1159.9
TOTAL1157100.0
3) All in all, are you satisfied or dissatisfied with the way things are going in this country today? (SATGOING)
TOTAL%
1) Satisfied22619.5
2) Dissatisfied87375.5
9) Don't know (Vol.)585
TOTAL1157100.0
4) Thinking about issues in the country today, how important is the issue of immigration to you personally? Would you say that it is extremely important, very important, somewhat important, not too important, or not at all important? (IMPIMMIG)
TOTAL%
1) Extremely important20717.9
2) Very important33128.6
3) Somewhat important38533.2
4) Not too important14812.8
5) Not at all important726.2
9) Don't know (Vol.)151.3
TOTAL1158100.0
5) How much do you feel that you know about the immigration process in our country? (KNOIMMIG)
TOTAL%
1) A lot28624.7
2) Some55648
3) Not much20918
4) Almost nothing1038.9
9) Don't know (Vol.)4.3
TOTAL1158100.0
6) How difficult do you think it is today for immigrants to come to the United States legally? Is it very difficult, somewhat difficult, not too difficult, or not at all difficult? (DIFIMMIG)
TOTAL%
1) Very difficult19516.8
2) Somewhat difficult50343.4
3) Not too difficult23019.9
4) Not at all difficult15913.7
9) Don't know (Vol.)716.1
TOTAL1158100.0
7) Compared to previous generations, do you think it is more difficult or less difficult for immigrants to come to the U.S. legally today, or is it about the same? (MOREDIFF)
TOTAL%
1) More difficult43737.8
2) Less difficult21518.6
3) About the same44138.1
9) Don't know (Vol.)645.5
TOTAL1157100.0
8) Now I'm going to read you a few pairs of statements. For each pair, tell me whether the first statement or the second statement comes closer to your own views – even if neither is exactly right. (GOVSERV)
TOTAL%
1) I would rather have a smaller government providing fewer services64856.1
2) I would rather have a bigger government providing more services44838.8
3) Neither/both equally (Vol.)312.7
9) Don't know (Vol.)292.5
TOTAL1156100.0
9) Now I'm going to read you a few pairs of statements. For each pair, tell me whether the first statement or the second statement comes closer to your own views – even if neither is exactly right. (STRGBURD)
TOTAL%
1) Immigrants today strengthen our country because of their hard work and talents51844.8
2) Immigrants today are a burden on our country because they take our jobs, housing and health care50343.5
3) Neither/both equally (Vol.)796.8
9) Don't know (Vol.)564.8
TOTAL1156100.0
10) Do you think the current immigration system in the United States is . . . [IF DK OR DEPENDS PROBE ONCE WITH: Just your general impression, do you think the current immigration system is . . .] (IMSYSWRK)
TOTAL%
1) Generally working817
2) Working but with some major problems39133.8
3) Broken but working in some areas41035.4
4) Completely broken23920.7
9) Don't know (Vol.)363.1
TOTAL1157100.0
11) As I read a list please tell me whether you think each item is an extremely serious problem, very serious, somewhat serious, not too serious, or not at all a serious problem: The immigration system has no practical way of dealing with all the illegal immigrants who are already here. (IMMHERE)
TOTAL%
1) Extremely serious34629.9
2) Very serious44138.1
3) Somewhat serious26122.5
4) Not too serious665.7
5) Not at all serious221.9
6) Not a problem (Vol.)2.2
9) Don't know (Vol.)201.7
TOTAL1158100.0
12) The immigration system does not properly secure the border and compromises national security. (SECURE)
TOTAL%
1) Extremely serious36931.9
2) Very serious40935.4
3) Somewhat serious25321.9
4) Not too serious696
5) Not at all serious322.8
6) Not a problem (Vol.)3.3
9) Don't know (Vol.)221.9
TOTAL1157100.0
13) The immigration process is too bureaucratic and often separates families for years or even decades. (SEPFAM)
TOTAL%
1) Extremely serious18115.7
2) Very serious35230.4
3) Somewhat serious39534.2
4) Not too serious1099.4
5) Not at all serious635.4
6) Not a problem (Vol.)5.4
9) Don't know (Vol.)514.4
TOTAL1156100.0
14) The immigration system allows dishonest employers to undercut American jobs by hiring cheap immigrant labor. (IMMLABOR)
TOTAL%
1) Extremely serious31327.1
2) Very serious40434.9
3) Somewhat serious30326.2
4) Not too serious817
5) Not at all serious353
6) Not a problem (Vol.)7.6
9) Don't know (Vol.)141.2
TOTAL1157100.0
15) Form (FORM)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL11571.510.50
16) Is your overall opinion of immigrants very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable? (OPIMMIG)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable488.4
2) Mostly favorable18231.8
3) Mostly unfavorable17230
4) Very unfavorable14224.8
9) Don't know (Vol.)295.1
Missing585 
TOTAL573100.0
17) Is your overall opinion of undocumented immigrants very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable? (OPUNDOC)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable386.5
2) Mostly favorable15426.3
3) Mostly unfavorable16728.5
4) Very unfavorable19833.8
9) Don't know (Vol.)284.8
Missing572 
TOTAL585100.0
18) All in all, do you strongly favor, favor, oppose, or strongly oppose the following: Requiring all illegal immigrants to register with the government and meet certain requirements including working, paying taxes and learning English before having the opportunity to apply for citizenship. (IMMIGREG)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly favor69059.5
2) Favor30726.5
3) Oppose806.9
4) Strongly oppose625.3
9) Don't know (Vol.)201.7
TOTAL1159100.0
19) Now, I am going to read a list of values that some say are important moral guides for immigration reform. Please tell me whether you think each value is extremely important, very important, somewhat important, not too important, or not at all important to you as a moral guide to immigration reform: Keeping families together. (KEEPFAM)
TOTAL%
1) Extremely important44738.7
2) Very important47040.7
3) Somewhat important16214
4) Not too important272.3
5) Not at all important353
9) Don't know (Vol.)151.3
TOTAL1156100.0
20) Protecting the dignity of every person. (DIGNITY)
TOTAL%
1) Extremely important49943.2
2) Very important44438.4
3) Somewhat important13912
4) Not too important232
5) Not at all important282.4
9) Don't know (Vol.)232
TOTAL1156100.0
21) Enforcing the rule of law and promoting national security. (NTLSECUR)
TOTAL%
1) Extremely important57549.7
2) Very important44538.5
3) Somewhat important1049
4) Not too important141.2
5) Not at all important7.6
9) Don't know (Vol.)121
TOTAL1157100.0
22) Ensuring fairness to taxpayers. (FAIRTAX)
TOTAL%
1) Extremely important48942.3
2) Very important49142.4
3) Somewhat important12410.7
4) Not too important171.5
5) Not at all important9.8
9) Don't know (Vol.)272.3
TOTAL1157100.0
23) Following the biblical example of welcoming the stranger. (BIBWELC)
TOTAL%
1) Extremely important22719.6
2) Very important37832.6
3) Somewhat important33629
4) Not too important1008.6
5) Not at all important756.5
9) Don't know (Vol.)423.6
TOTAL1158100.0
24) Following the Golden Rule, providing immigrants the same opportunity I would want if my family were immigrating to the U.S. (GOLDRULE)
TOTAL%
1) Extremely important35830.9
2) Very important46039.7
3) Somewhat important22519.4
4) Not too important393.4
5) Not at all important423.6
9) Don't know (Vol.)342.9
TOTAL1158100.0
25) Continuing America's heritage as a nation of immigrants. (AMHERIT)
TOTAL%
1) Extremely important23220.1
2) Very important38933.6
3) Somewhat important36931.9
4) Not too important756.5
5) Not at all important675.8
9) Don't know (Vol.)252.2
TOTAL1157100.0
26) Now, I'm going to read you a few pairs of statements that people have made about the immigration system. Please tell me whether the first statement or the second statement comes closer to your own view, even if neither is exactly right. 1) Congress can handle multiple issues at the same time. Tackling immigration reform this year along with other issues can help our economy by turning illegal immigrants into taxpayers and avoiding more serious problems in the future. 2) With the economy and health care reform already on Congress' plate, they should not try to tackle immigration reform this year. Congress should focus on getting things back on track before more Americans lose their jobs and their health care. (PRACNVL)
TOTAL%
1) Congress can handle multiple issues at the same time26346
2) They should not try to tackle immigration reform this year27648.3
3) Neither/both equally (Vol.)244.2
9) Don't know (Vol.)91.6
Missing585 
TOTAL572100.0
27) Please tell me whether the first statement or the second statement comes closer to your own view, even if neither is exactly right. 1) Congress can handle multiple issues at the same time. Tackling immigration reform this year along with other issues can help our economy by turning illegal immigrants into taxpayers and avoiding more serious problems in the future. It's also the right thing to do. Our current system often separates families for years or even decades. It's time to replace our broken system with one that reflects our economic interests and the high value we place on families. 2) With the economy and health care reform already on Congress' plate, they should not try to tackle immigration reform this year. Congress should focus on getting things back on track before more Americans lose their jobs and their health care. (MORALNVL)
TOTAL%
1) Congress can handle multiple issues at the same time27046.2
2) They should not try to tackle immigration reform this year28248.3
3) Neither/both equally (Vol.)183.1
9) Don't know (Vol.)142.4
Missing572 
TOTAL584100.0
28) Now, another set of statements. Please tell me whether the first statement or the second statement comes closer to your own view, even if neither is exactly right. 1) Any immigration reform plan must reflect our economic interests and our values as a nation. We must secure the border and crack down on employers who hire illegal immigrants. We must also require all illegal immigrants to register with the government and meet certain requirements including working, paying taxes, and learning English before having the opportunity to apply for citizenship. This approach reflects our commitment to the dignity of every person by giving everyone an opportunity to be responsible, contribute their fair share, and become full members of society. 2) Any immigration reform plan must focus on our national security and the economic well-being of the country. Offering citizenship to illegal immigrants who broke our laws amounts to amnesty. We must secure the border and make sure that people here illegally do not take advantage of taxpayer-funded services like education and health care. (MORALCVA)
TOTAL%
1) Any immigration reform plan must reflect our economic interests and our values as a nation37665.7
2) Any immigration reform plan must focus on our national security and the economic well-being of the country16328.5
3) Neither/both equally (Vol.)254.4
9) Don't know (Vol.)81.4
Missing585 
TOTAL572100.0
29) Please tell me whether the first statement or the second statement comes closer to your own view, even if neither is exactly right. 1) Any immigration reform plan must be comprehensive and reflect our economic interests. We must secure the border and crack down on employers who hire illegal immigrants. We must also require all illegal immigrants to register with the government and meet certain requirements including working, paying taxes and learning English before having the opportunity to apply for citizenship. 2) Any immigration reform plan must focus on our national security and the economic well-being of the country. Offering citizenship to illegal immigrants who broke our laws amounts to amnesty. We must secure the border and make sure that people here illegally do not take advantage of taxpayer-funded services like education and health care. (PRACCVA)
TOTAL%
1) Any immigration reform plan must be comprehensive and reflect our economic interests36963
2) Any immigration reform plan must focus on our national security and the economic well-being of the country18431.4
3) Neither/both equally (Vol.)254.3
9) Don't know (Vol.)81.4
Missing572 
TOTAL586100.0
30) Now, one final set of statements. Please tell me whether the first statement or the second statement comes closer to your own view, even if neither is exactly right. 1) We must secure the border and find a practical way of dealing with all the illegal immigrants who are already here. It's not realistic to force 12 million immigrants to leave the country. A better solution is to require all illegal immigrants to register with the government and meet certain requirements including working, paying taxes and learning English before having the opportunity to apply for citizenship. 2) Illegal immigrants have not played by the rules and have broken the law. They should not be allowed to become citizens and compete for jobs that are already hard to come by. They should not be allowed to take advantage of taxpayer-funded social services and should be sent back to their home countries. (PRACRVD)
TOTAL%
1) We must secure the border and find a practical way of dealing with all the illegal immigrants who are already here37465.4
2) Illegal immigrants have not played by the rules and have broken the law17029.7
3) Neither/both equally (Vol.)223.8
9) Don't know (Vol.)61
Missing585 
TOTAL572100.0
31) Please tell me whether the first statement or the second statement comes closer to your own view, even if neither is exactly right. 1) We must secure the border and find a practical and principled way of dealing with all the illegal immigrants who are already here. It's not realistic to try to force 12 million immigrants to leave the country. A better solution is to require all illegal immigrants to register with the government and meet certain requirements including working, paying taxes and learning English before having the opportunity to apply for citizenship. Our policies should be guided by the Golden Rule, providing immigrants the same opportunity I would want if my family were immigrating to the U.S. 2) Illegal immigrants have not played by the rules and have broken the law. They should not be allowed to become citizens and compete for jobs that are already hard to come by. They should not be allowed to take advantage of taxpayer-funded social services and should be sent back to their home countries. (MORALRVD)
TOTAL%
1) We must secure the border and find a practical and principled way of dealing with all the illegal immigrants who are already here37864.6
2) Illegal immigrants have not played by the rules and have broken the law17630.1
3) Neither/both equally (Vol.)193.2
9) Don't know (Vol.)122.1
Missing572 
TOTAL585100.0
32) Now I am going to read you a series of statements about illegal immigrants. For each statement, please tell me if you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree. Illegal immigrants take jobs that American workers want. (TAKEJOBS)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree22719.6
2) Mostly agree32528.1
3) Mostly disagree42236.5
4) Completely disagree15913.7
9) Don't know (Vol.)242.1
TOTAL1157100.0
33) We should make a serious effort to deport all illegal immigrants back to their home countries. (DEPORT)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree22119.1
2) Mostly agree27023.4
3) Mostly disagree40535
4) Completely disagree23720.5
9) Don't know (Vol.)232
TOTAL1156100.0
34) Given the opportunity, illegal immigrants would work hard to earn a chance to become U.S. citizens. (WORKHARD)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree33729.2
2) Mostly agree54647.2
3) Mostly disagree17315
4) Completely disagree706.1
9) Don't know (Vol.)302.6
TOTAL1156100.0
35) The American economy would benefit if current illegal immigrants became taxpaying citizens. (IMPAYTAX)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree48742.1
2) Mostly agree47941.4
3) Mostly disagree1099.4
4) Completely disagree706.1
9) Don't know (Vol.)121
TOTAL1157100.0
36) What is your present religion, if any? Are you Protestant, Roman Catholic, Mormon, Orthodox such as Greek or Russian Orthodox, Jewish, Muslim, Buddhist, Hindu, atheist, agnostic, something else, or nothing in particular? [IF R VOLUNTEERS 'nothing in particular, none, no religion, etc.' BEFORE REACHING END OF LIST, PROMPT WITH: 'and would you say that's atheist, agnostic, or just nothing in particular?'] (RELIG)
TOTAL%
1) Protestant (Baptist, Methodist, non-denominational, Lutheran, Presbyterian, Pentecostal, Episcopalian, Reformed, Church of Christ, Jehovah's Witnesses, etc.)61152.8
2) Roman Catholic22919.8
3) Mormon (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints/LDS)141.2
4) Orthodox (Greek, Russian, or some other Orthodox church)8.7
5) Jewish (Judaism)151.3
6) Muslim (Islam)4.3
7) Buddhist8.7
8) Hindu2.2
9) Atheist (do not believe in God)221.9
10) Agnostic (not sure if there's a God)272.3
11) Something else171.5
12) Nothing in particular12711
13) Christian (Vol.)403.5
99) Don't know (Vol.)342.9
TOTAL1158100.0
37) IF SOMETHING ELSE OR DK/REF [RELIG = 11, 99] ASK: Do you think of yourself as a Christian or not? (CHR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes8480
2) No1110.5
9) Don't know (Vol.)109.5
Missing1053 
TOTAL105100.0
38) IF CHRISTIAN [RELIG=1-4, 13 OR CHR=1], ASK: Would you describe yourself as a 'born-again' or evangelical Christian, or not? (BORN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes43746.7
2) No45648.7
9) Don't know (Vol.)434.6
Missing221 
TOTAL936100.0
39) 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 week17314.9
2) Once a week29125.1
3) Once or twice a month16614.3
4) A few times a year18616.1
5) Seldom18415.9
6) Never13011.2
9) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)282.4
TOTAL1158100.0
40) How important is religion in your life – the most important thing, very important, somewhat important, not too important, or not at all important? (RELIGSAL)
TOTAL%
1) The most important thing24721.3
2) Very important47040.6
3) Somewhat important22919.8
4) Not too important968.3
5) Not at all important907.8
9) Don't know (Vol.)252.2
TOTAL1157100.0
41) IF ATTEND AT LEAST ONCE OR TWICE A MONTH [ATTEND = 1, 2, or 3], ASK: Thinking about the place you attend religious services most often . . . How often, if at all, does your clergy leader speak about the issue of immigration? (CLERGIMM)
TOTAL%
1) Often355.6
2) Sometimes11317.9
3) Rarely20432.4
4) Never26942.7
9) Don't know91.4
Missing528 
TOTAL630100.0
42) IF AFFILIATED WITH RELIGION [RELIG = 1-8, 13, 14] ASK: Next, we would like to know how you would feel about your clergy leader speaking about immigration in various settings. Please tell us whether you would feel very comfortable, somewhat comfortable, not too comfortable, or not at all comfortable if your clergy leader spoke out about the issue of immigration . . . From the pulpit during a worship service. (PULPIT)
TOTAL%
1) Very comfortable22125.1
2) Somewhat comfortable25428.9
3) Not too comfortable15117.2
4) Not at all comfortable19622.3
5) Depends (Vol.)252.8
9) Don't know (Vol.)333.8
Missing277 
TOTAL880100.0
43) IF AFFILIATED WITH RELIGION [RELIG = 1-8, 13, 14] ASK: Please tell us whether you would feel very comfortable, somewhat comfortable, not too comfortable, or not at all comfortable if your clergy leader spoke out about the issue of immigration . . . In an adult education session. (ADULTED)
TOTAL%
1) Very comfortable33438
2) Somewhat comfortable31335.6
3) Not too comfortable788.9
4) Not at all comfortable10712.2
5) Depends (Vol.)111.3
9) Don't know (Vol.)374.2
Missing277 
TOTAL880100.0
44) IF AFFILIATED WITH RELIGION [RELIG = 1-8, 13, 14] ASK: Please tell us whether you would feel very comfortable, somewhat comfortable, not too comfortable, or not at all comfortable if your clergy leader spoke out about the issue of immigration . . . In your congregation's newsletter or website. (NEWSLETT)
TOTAL%
1) Very comfortable25829.3
2) Somewhat comfortable27431.1
3) Not too comfortable11713.3
4) Not at all comfortable16318.5
5) Depends (Vol.)171.9
9) Don't know (Vol.)525.9
Missing277 
TOTAL881100.0
45) IF AFFILIATED WITH RELIGION [RELIG = 1-8, 13, 14] ASK: Please tell us whether you would feel very comfortable, somewhat comfortable, not too comfortable, or not at all comfortable if your clergy leader spoke out about the issue of immigration . . . At a local community meeting. (COMMMTG)
TOTAL%
1) Very comfortable34539.2
2) Somewhat comfortable33638.1
3) Not too comfortable718.1
4) Not at all comfortable829.3
5) Depends (Vol.)141.6
9) Don't know (Vol.)333.7
Missing277 
TOTAL881100.0
46) IF AFFILIATED WITH RELIGION [RELIG = 1-8, 13, 14] ASK: Please tell us whether you would feel very comfortable, somewhat comfortable, not too comfortable, or not at all comfortable if your clergy leader spoke out about the issue of immigration . . . In the local media. (MEDIA)
TOTAL%
1) Very comfortable34439.1
2) Somewhat comfortable31235.5
3) Not too comfortable8910.1
4) Not at all comfortable859.7
5) Depends (Vol.)111.3
9) Don't know (Vol.)384.3
Missing277 
TOTAL879100.0
47) Respondent's sex (SEX)
TOTAL%
1) Male54547.1
2) Female61252.9
TOTAL1157100.0
48) What is your age? (AGE)
TOTAL%
18) 18242.1
19) 19151.3
20) 2010.9
21) 2111.9
22) 226.5
23) 23181.6
24) 248.7
25) 25141.2
26) 2610.9
27) 27211.8
28) 28141.2
29) 299.8
30) 30181.6
31) 3110.9
32) 32272.3
33) 336.5
34) 34393.4
35) 35232
36) 36141.2
37) 37141.2
38) 38211.8
39) 39322.8
40) 40221.9
41) 41151.3
42) 42272.3
43) 43181.6
44) 44131.1
45) 45141.2
46) 46221.9
47) 47171.5
48) 48201.7
49) 49262.2
50) 50302.6
51) 51171.5
52) 52262.2
53) 53312.7
54) 54353
55) 55211.8
56) 56181.6
57) 57211.8
58) 58191.6
59) 59171.5
60) 60252.2
61) 61171.5
62) 62181.6
63) 63252.2
64) 64161.4
65) 65191.6
66) 66131.1
67) 67151.3
68) 68131.1
69) 699.8
70) 70151.3
71) 718.7
72) 729.8
73) 73131.1
74) 7410.9
75) 7510.9
76) 76131.1
77) 7711.9
78) 786.5
79) 796.5
80) 804.3
81) 817.6
82) 829.8
83) 837.6
84) 849.8
85) 855.4
86) 866.5
87) 873.3
88) 883.3
89) 891.1
90) 9000
91) 911.1
92) 921.1
93) 9300
99) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)413.5
TOTAL1161100.0
49) What is the last grade or class that you completed in school? (EDUC)
TOTAL%
1) No high school (grades 1-8)171.5
2) High school incomplete (grades 9-11)685.9
3) High school graduate (grade 12 or GED certificate)33428.8
4) Technical, trade or vocational school after high school413.5
5) Some college, no 4-year degree (including associate degree)30426.3
6) College graduate (B.S., B.A., or other 4-year degree)24220.9
7) Postgraduate training or professional schooling after college (e.g., toward a master's degree or Ph.D.; law or medical school)13811.9
9) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)141.2
TOTAL1158100.0
50) Are you or were any of your parents or grandparents immigrants to the United States? (FAM_1)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, self615.3
2) Yes, parent847.3
3) Yes, grandparent24220.9
4) Yes, other relative373.2
5) No69660.1
9) Don't know383.3
TOTAL1158100.0
51) Are you or were any of your parents or grandparents immigrants to the United States? (FAM_2)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, self12
2) Yes, parent2651
3) Yes, grandparent2039.2
4) Yes, other relative47.8
Missing1106 
TOTAL51100.0
52) Are you or were any of your parents or grandparents immigrants to the United States? (FAM_3)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, self14.5
3) Yes, grandparent1986.4
4) Yes, other relative29.1
Missing1136 
TOTAL22100.0
53) Do you have any close friends, co-workers or acquaintances who are recent immigrants to the U.S.? (CONTCT_1)
TOTAL%
1) Close friend26823.1
2) Co-worker13311.5
3) Acquaintance1119.6
4) None (Vol.)37232.1
9) Don't know (Vol.)27423.7
TOTAL1158100.0
54) Do you have any close friends, co-workers or acquaintances who are recent immigrants to the U.S.? (CONTCT_2)
TOTAL%
1) Close friend95.1
2) Co-worker10559.7
3) Acquaintance5933.5
4) None (Vol.)31.7
Missing981 
TOTAL176100.0
55) Do you have any close friends, co-workers or acquaintances who are recent immigrants to the U.S.? (CONTCT_3)
TOTAL%
1) Close friend22.5
2) Co-worker11.3
3) Acquaintance7696.2
Missing1078 
TOTAL79100.0
56) Do you have any close friends, co-workers or acquaintances who are recent immigrants to the U.S.? (CONTCT_4)
TOTAL%
4) None (Vol.)2100
Missing1156 
TOTAL2100.0
57) Are you, yourself, of Hispanic origin or descent, such as Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban, or some other Spanish background? (HISP)
TOTAL%
1) Yes897.7
2) No105491.1
9) Don't know (Vol.)141.2
TOTAL1157100.0
58) IF HISP = 1, ASK: Are you white Hispanic, black Hispanic, or some other race? IF HISP = 2, ASK: What is your race? Are you white, black, Asian, or some other race? (RACE)
TOTAL%
1) White94381.4
2) Black12410.7
3) Asian131.1
4) Other514.4
9) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)272.3
TOTAL1158100.0
59) Thinking about your financial situation, would you say you are in excellent financial shape, good shape, only fair shape, or in poor shape financially? (FINC)
TOTAL%
1) Excellent shape1049
2) Good shape47741.2
3) Fair shape38533.3
4) Poor shape15313.2
9) Don't know (Vol.)383.3
TOTAL1157100.0
60) Last year, that is in 2009, 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 $10,000574.9
2) $10,000 to under $20,000736.3
3) $20,000 to under $30,0001119.6
4) $30,000 to under $40,0001129.7
5) $40,000 to under $50,000978.4
6) $50,000 to under $75,00017515.1
7) $75,000 to under $100,00012310.6
8) $100,000 to under $150,0001099.4
9) $150,000 or more564.8
10) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)24521.2
TOTAL1158100.0
61) In November 2010, there will be an election for Congress and other offices. It's a long way off, but how likely are you to vote in that election? (CVOTE10)
TOTAL%
1) Absolutely certain63454.8
2) Very likely29525.5
3) Possibly887.6
4) Not very likely464
5) Not at all likely716.1
6) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)232
TOTAL1157100.0
62) In general, would you describe your political views as . . . (IDEO)
TOTAL%
1) Very conservative1159.9
2) Conservative36831.8
3) Moderate35430.6
4) Liberal17615.2
5) Very liberal675.8
9) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)766.6
TOTAL1156100.0
63) In politics today, do you consider yourself a Republican, Democrat, or Independent? (PARTY)
TOTAL%
1) Republican31227
2) Democrat34229.6
3) Independent42036.3
4) No preference (Vol.)292.5
5) Other party (Vol.)4.3
9) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)504.3
TOTAL1157100.0
64) IF INDEPENDENT/OTHER PARTY [PARTY = 3, 4, 5, OR 9], ASK: As of today do you lean more to the Republican Party or more to the Democratic Party? (PARTYLN)
TOTAL%
1) Republican16833.4
2) Democrat15530.8
9) Other/Don't know/Refused (Vol.)18035.8
Missing654 
TOTAL503100.0
65) State (STATE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL0
66) Region (REGION)
TOTAL%
1) Northeast21718.8
2) Midwest27924.1
3) South42036.3
4) West24120.8
TOTAL1157100.0
67) Weight variable (WEIGHT)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL0.9640.44
68) What is your age? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-AGE)
TOTAL%
1) Under 40 years old36232.4
2) 40 to 49 years old19517.5
3) 50 to 59 years old23421
4) 60 to 69 years old16915.1
5) 70 years and older15614
Missing41 
TOTAL1116100.0
69) 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 week17315.3
2) Once a week29125.8
3) Once or twice a month16614.7
4) A few times a year18616.5
5) Seldom18416.3
6) Never13011.5
Missing28 
TOTAL1130100.0
70) What is the last grade or class that you completed in school? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-EDUC)
TOTAL%
2) High school incomplete (grades 1-11)857.4
3) High school graduate (grade 12 or GED certificate)33429.2
4) Technical, trade or vocational school after high school413.6
5) Some college, no 4-year degree (including associate degree)30426.6
6) College graduate (B.S., B.A., or other 4-year degree)24221.2
7) Postgraduate training or professional schooling after college (e.g., toward a master's degree or Ph.D.; law or medical school)13812.1
Missing14 
TOTAL1144100.0
71) Respondent's sex (for use with online analysis) (I-SEX)
TOTAL%
1) Male54547.1
2) Female61252.9
TOTAL1157100.0
72) What is your present religion, if any? Are you Protestant, Roman Catholic, Mormon, Orthodox such as Greek or Russian Orthodox, Jewish, Muslim, Buddhist, Hindu, atheist, agnostic, something else, or nothing in particular? [IF R VOLUNTEERS 'nothing in particular, none, no religion, etc.' BEFORE REACHING END OF LIST, PROMPT WITH: 'and would you say that's atheist, agnostic, or just nothing in particular?'] (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-RELIGION)
TOTAL%
1) Protestant61154.4
2) Roman Catholic22920.4
3) Other1089.6
4) None17615.7
Missing34 
TOTAL1124100.0
73) In general, would you describe your political views as . . . (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-POLITICS)
TOTAL%
1) Very conservative11510.6
2) Conservative36834.1
3) Moderate35432.8
4) Liberal17616.3
5) Very liberal676.2
Missing76 
TOTAL1080100.0
74) IF HISP = 1, ASK: Are you white Hispanic, black Hispanic, or some other race? IF HISP = 2, ASK: What is your race? Are you white, black, Asian, or some other race? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-RACE)
TOTAL%
1) White94383.4
2) Black12411
3) Asian131.1
4) Other514.5
Missing27 
TOTAL1131100.0