Mid-November Survey, 2001

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All frequencies weighted by 117) WEIGHT
1) Respondent ID (ID)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL277810055.327577.78
2) Date of Interview (DATE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL2778111535.34191.61
3) FIPS Codes (FIPS)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL277829060.7015950.74
4) Form Type (FORM)
TOTAL%
1) Form 1143151.5
2) Form 2134648.5
TOTAL2777100.0
5) Do you approve or disapprove of the way George W. Bush is handling his job as president? (BUSHPRES)
TOTAL%
1) Approve232583.7
2) Disapprove2509
9) Don't know/Refused2037.3
TOTAL2778100.0
6) (ONLY ASKED ON FORM 1) The following is a story that was covered by news organizations this past month. As you read the following item, indicate whether you happened to follow this news story very closely, fairly closely, not too closely, or not at all closely: Terrorism attacks on the United States (MNTHTERR)
TOTAL%
1) Very closely95166.4
2) Fairly closely35825
3) Not too closely815.7
4) Not at all closely292
9) Don't know/Refused13.9
Missing1346 
TOTAL1432100.0
7) (ONLY ASKED ON FORM 2) The following is a story that was covered by news organizations this past month. As you read the following item, indicate whether you happened to follow this news story very closely, fairly closely, not too closely, or not at all closely: reports of anthrax cases around the country (MNTHANTH)
TOTAL%
1) Very closely55841.5
2) Fairly closely55841.5
3) Not too closely15511.5
4) Not at all closely644.8
9) Don't know/Refused11.8
Missing1431 
TOTAL1346100.0
8) The following is a story that was covered by news organizations this past month. As you read the following item, indicate whether you happened to follow this news story very closely, fairly closely, not too closely, or not at all closely: the U.S. military effort in Afghanistan (MNTHMILT)
TOTAL%
1) Very closely135648.8
2) Fairly closely100936.3
3) Not too closely31411.3
4) Not at all closely843
9) Don't know/Refused14.5
TOTAL2777100.0
9) The following is a story that was covered by news organizations this past month. As you read the following item, indicate whether you happened to follow this news story very closely, fairly closely, not too closely, or not at all closely: the capture of Kabul by Afghan opponents of the Taliban (MNTHKABL)
TOTAL%
1) Very closely99235.7
2) Fairly closely93333.6
3) Not too closely49617.9
4) Not at all closely33512.1
9) Don't know/Refused21.8
TOTAL2777100.0
10) The following is a story that was covered by news organizations this past month. As you read the following item, indicate whether you happened to follow this news story very closely, fairly closely, not too closely, or not at all closely: reports about the condition of the U.S. economy (MNTHECON)
TOTAL%
1) Very closely114241.1
2) Fairly closely100136
3) Not too closely43015.5
4) Not at all closely1836.6
9) Don't know/Refused21.8
TOTAL2777100.0
11) The following is a story that was covered by news organizations this past month. As you read the following item, indicate whether you happened to follow this news story very closely, fairly closely, not too closely, or not at all closely: the debate in Washington over whether airport security personnel should be federal employees or not (MNTHAIRP)
TOTAL%
1) Very closely85530.8
2) Fairly closely87331.4
3) Not too closely62222.4
4) Not at all closely39614.3
9) Don't know/Refused321.2
TOTAL2778100.0
12) The following is a story that was covered by news organizations this past month. As you read the following item, indicate whether you happened to follow this news story very closely, fairly closely, not too closely, or not at all closely: the recent crash of an American Airlines plane near Kennedy Airport in New York (MNTHCRSH)
TOTAL%
1) Very closely134148.3
2) Fairly closely94734.1
3) Not too closely36413.1
4) Not at all closely1114
9) Don't know/Refused15.5
TOTAL2778100.0
13) How have you been getting most of your news about terrorist attacks and the war on terrorism? From television, from newspapers, from radio, from magazines, or from the Internet? (MEDIA1)
TOTAL%
1) Television209275.3
2) Newspapers29610.7
3) Radio2157.7
4) Magazines16.6
5) Internet1324.8
6) Other17.6
9) Don't know/Refused9.3
TOTAL2777100.0
14) Now I'd like to ask you about a way in which you might be getting news about terrorist attacks and the war on terrorism. For the following item, please indicate how often, if ever, you learn something about terrorist attacks or the war on terrorism from this source: talk-radio shows (OFTRADIO)
TOTAL%
1) Regularly54419.6
2) Sometimes69224.9
3) Hardly ever54519.6
4) Never99135.7
9) Don't know/Refused6.2
TOTAL2778100.0
15) Now I'd like to ask you about a way in which you might be getting news about terrorist attacks and the war on terrorism. For the following item, please indicate how often, if ever, you learn something about terrorist attacks or the war on terrorism from this source: late-night TV shows such as "David Letterman" and "Jay Leno" (OFTNITE)
TOTAL%
1) Regularly1696.1
2) Sometimes31311.3
3) Hardly ever54219.5
4) Never174762.9
9) Don't know/Refused7.3
TOTAL2778100.0
16) Now I'd like to ask you about a way in which you might be getting news about terrorist attacks and the war on terrorism. For the following item, please indicate how often, if ever, you learn something about terrorist attacks or the war on terrorism from this source: religious radio or TV shows, such as "Focus on the Family" (OFTRELTV)
TOTAL%
1) Regularly31311.3
2) Sometimes36313.1
3) Hardly ever47417.1
4) Never161958.3
9) Don't know/Refused8.3
TOTAL2777100.0
17) Now I'd like to ask you about a way in which you might be getting news about terrorist attacks and the war on terrorism. For the following item, please indicate how often, if ever, you learn something about terrorist attacks or the war on terrorism from this source: the Internet (OFTNET)
TOTAL%
1) Regularly47617.1
2) Sometimes49517.8
3) Hardly ever28010.1
4) Never152154.8
9) Don't know/Refused5.2
TOTAL2777100.0
18) In general, how would you rate the job the press has done in covering the terrorist attacks and the war against terrorism? (PRESSTER)
TOTAL%
1) Excellent82729.8
2) Good131047.2
3) Only fair44716.1
4) Poor1374.9
9) Don't know/Refused562
TOTAL2777100.0
19) (ASKED ONLY ON FORM 1) Do you favor or oppose taking military action, including the use of ground troops, to retaliate against whoever is responsible for the terrorist attacks? (GRNDTRP1)
TOTAL%
1) Favor121384.8
2) Oppose1218.5
9) Don't know/Refused976.8
Missing1346 
TOTAL1431100.0
20) (ASKED ONLY ON FORM 2) Do you favor or oppose taking military action, including the use of ground troops, to retaliate against whoever is responsible for the terrorist attacks, even it means that U.S. armed forces might suffer thousands of casualties? (GRNDTRP2)
TOTAL%
1) Favor103677
2) Oppose18713.9
9) Don't know/Refused1239.1
Missing1431 
TOTAL1346100.0
21) Please indicate whether you strongly agree, agree, disagree, or strongly disagree with the following: I am now more generally interested in the news than I was before the terrorist attacks (AGNEWS)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree71425.7
2) Agree110739.9
3) Disagree77427.9
4) Strongly disagree1385
9) Don't know/Refused441.6
TOTAL2777100.0
22) Please indicate whether you strongly agree, agree, disagree, or strongly disagree with the following: I find it hard to get interested in news stories that don't deal with terrorism in some way. (AGHARD)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree1093.9
2) Agree40314.5
3) Disagree165859.7
4) Strongly disagree54819.7
9) Don't know/Refused592.1
TOTAL2777100.0
23) Thinking generally about the news media, which of the following two statements about the news media do you agree with more: (DISMEDIA)
TOTAL%
1) The news media help society to solve its problems.98235.4
2) The news media get in the way of society solving its problems.140550.6
9) Don't know/Refused39014
TOTAL2777100.0
24) (ASKED ONLY ON FORM 1) Some people think that by criticizing leaders, news organizations keep political leaders from doing their job. Others think that such criticism is worth it because it keeps political leaders from doing things that should not be done. Which position is closer to your opinion? (CRITPOL)
TOTAL%
1) Criticism keeps political leaders from doing their job.45231.6
2) Criticism keeps leaders from doing things that should not be done.78054.5
9) Don't know/Refused19813.8
Missing1346 
TOTAL1430100.0
25) (ASKED ONLY ON FORM 2) Some people think that by criticizing the military, news organizations weaken the country's defenses. Others think that such criticism helps keep our nation militarily prepared. Which position is closer to your opinion? (CRITMIL)
TOTAL%
1) Weakens defenses50337.3
2) Keeps nation prepared66049
9) Don't know/Refused18413.7
Missing1431 
TOTAL1347100.0
26) In general, do you think news organizations get the facts straight, or do you think that their stories and reports are often inaccurate? (ACRTENWS)
TOTAL%
1) Get the facts straight127846
2) Stories often inaccurate125845.3
9) Don't know/Refused2428.7
TOTAL2778100.0
27) (ASKED ONLY ON FORM 1) I am going to read you a pair of opposite phrases. After I read the pair, indicate which one phrase you feel better describes news organizations generally. If you think that neither phrase applies, please indicate that.- 1.) News organizations care about the people they report on. or 2.) News organizations don't care about the people they report on. (ORGCARE)
TOTAL%
1) News organizations care about the people they report on.67447.1
2) News organizations don't care about the people they report on.55238.6
3) Neither applies.15310.7
9) Don't know/Refused523.6
Missing1346 
TOTAL1431100.0
28) (ASKED ONLY ON FORM 1) I am going to read you a pair of opposite phrases. After I read the pair, indicate which one phrase you feel better describes news organizations generally. If you think that neither phrase applies, please indicate that.- 1.) News organizations are willing to admit their mistakes. or 2.) News organizations try to cover up their mistakes. (ORGMSTKS)
TOTAL%
1) News organizations are willing to admit their mistakes.50335.2
2) News organizations try to cover up their mistakes.74952.3
3) Neither applies.1288.9
9) Don't know/Refused513.6
Missing1346 
TOTAL1431100.0
29) (ASKED ONLY ON FORM 1) I am going to read you a pair of opposite phrases. After I read the pair, indicate which one phrase you feel better describes news organizations generally. If you think that neither phrase applies, please indicate that.- 1.) News organizations are moral. or 2.) News organizations are immoral. (ORGSCARE)
TOTAL%
1) News organizations are moral.75052.4
2) News organizations are immoral.33023
3) Neither applies.24717.2
9) Don't know/Refused1057.3
Missing1346 
TOTAL1432100.0
30) (ASKED ONLY ON FORM 1) I am going to read you a pair of opposite phrases. After I read the pair, indicate which one phrase you feel better describes news organizations generally. If you think that neither phrase applies, please indicate that.- 1.) News organizations protect democracy. or 2.) News organizations hurt democracy. (ORGDEM)
TOTAL%
1) News organizations protect democracy.85459.6
2) News organizations hurt democracy.27719.3
3) Neither applies.20014
9) Don't know/Refused1017.1
Missing1346 
TOTAL1432100.0
31) (ASKED ONLY ON FORM 2) I am going to read you a pair of opposite phrases. After I read the pair, indicate which one phrase you feel better describes news organizations generally. If you think that neither phrase applies, please indicate that.- 1.) News organizations care about how good a job they do. or 2.) News organizations don't care about how good a job they do. (ORGJOB)
TOTAL%
1) News organizations care about how good a job they do.104777.8
2) News organizations don't care about how good a job they do.18713.9
3) Neither applies.785.8
9) Don't know/Refused342.5
Missing1431 
TOTAL1346100.0
32) (ASKED ONLY ON FORM 2) I am going to read you a pair of opposite phrases. After I read the pair, indicate which one phrase you feel better describes news organizations generally. If you think that neither phrase applies, please indicate that.- 1.) News organizations are highly professional. or 2.) News organizations are not professional. (ORGPROF)
TOTAL%
1) News organizations are highly professional.97672.5
2) News organizations are not professional.16812.5
3) Neither applies.16212
9) Don't know/Refused403
Missing1431 
TOTAL1346100.0
33) (ASKED ONLY ON FORM 2) I am going to read you a pair of opposite phrases. After I read the pair, indicate which one phrase you feel better describes news organizations generally. If you think that neither phrase applies, please indicate that.- 1.) News organizations stand up for America. or 2.) News organizations are too critical of America. (ORGAMER)
TOTAL%
1) News organizations stand up for America.92568.7
2) News organizations are too critical of America.22516.7
3) Neither applies.14310.6
9) Don't know/Refused544
Missing1431 
TOTAL1347100.0
34) (ASKED ONLY ON FORM 2) I am going to read you a pair of opposite phrases. After I read the pair, indicate which one phrase you feel better describes news organizations generally. If you think that neither phrase applies, please indicate that.- 1.) News organizations are politically biased in their reporting. or 2.) News organizations are careful that their reporting is not politically biased. (ORGBIAS)
TOTAL%
1) News organizations are politically biased in their reporting.63947.5
2) News organizations are careful that their reporting is not politically biased.47635.4
3) Neither applies.14210.5
9) Don't know/Refused896.6
Missing1431 
TOTAL1346100.0
35) Some people say they are basically content with the federal government, others say they are frustrated, and others say they are angry. Which of these best describes how you feel? (FEDGOVT)
TOTAL%
1) Basically content148153.3
2) Frustrated93533.7
3) Angry2298.2
9) Don't know/Refused1324.8
TOTAL2777100.0
36) For the following statement, please indicate if you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree: The federal government controls too much of our daily lives. (GOVLIVES)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree56220.2
2) Mostly agree92133.2
3) Mostly disagree97435.1
4) Completely disagree2589.3
9) Don't know/Refused632.3
TOTAL2778100.0
37) For the following statement, please indicate if you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree: When something is run by the government, it is usually inefficient and wasteful. (GOVWASTE)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree41815
2) Mostly agree104937.8
3) Mostly disagree93133.5
4) Completely disagree2709.7
9) Don't know/Refused1104
TOTAL2778100.0
38) For the following statement, please indicate if you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree: Most elected officials are trustworthy. (GOVELECT)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree1515.4
2) Mostly agree115541.6
3) Mostly disagree102737
4) Completely disagree36413.1
9) Don't know/Refused802.9
TOTAL2777100.0
39) For the following statement, please indicate if you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree: I'm generally bored by what goes on in Washington. (GOVWSHDC)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree2579.3
2) Mostly agree83930.2
3) Mostly disagree109539.4
4) Completely disagree50018
9) Don't know/Refused873.1
TOTAL2778100.0
40) For the following statement, please indicate if you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree: I'm pretty interested in following local politics. (GOVLOCAL)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree42615.3
2) Mostly agree122144
3) Mostly disagree73126.3
4) Completely disagree34412.4
9) Don't know/Refused552
TOTAL2777100.0
41) Generally speaking, would you say that most people can be trusted or that you can't be too careful in dealing with people? (TRUSTPPL)
TOTAL%
1) Most people can be trusted.115941.7
2) Can't be too careful151454.5
3) Other/Depends652.3
9) Don't know/Refused391.4
TOTAL2777100.0
42) Next I would like to ask you about some things that have been in the news. Not everyone will have heard about them. Can you tell me the name of the current vice president of the United States? (NEWSVP)
TOTAL%
1) Correct, Richard Cheney/Dick Cheney/Cheney185366.7
2) Incorrect, any other person2077.5
9) Don't know/Refused71825.8
TOTAL2778100.0
43) Next I would like to ask you about some things that have been in the news. Not everyone will have heard about them. As far as you know, are there governments of largely Muslim nations that are cooperating with the U.S. in its war against terrorism, or are they all either neutral or siding with the Taliban? (NEWSMSLM)
TOTAL%
1) There are Muslim nations that are cooperating.174862.9
2) They are all either neutral or siding with the Taliban.63222.8
9) Don't know/Refused39714.3
TOTAL2777100.0
44) Next I would like to ask you about some things that have been in the news. Not everyone will have heard about them. Which, if any, of the following nations do not have nuclear weapons? Pakistan, Russia, or Turkey? (NEWSNCLR)
TOTAL%
1) Correct, Turkey only159457.4
2) Incorrect, any other combination, including "none" or "all"70325.3
9) Don't know/Refused48117.3
TOTAL2778100.0
45) Next I would like to ask you about some things that have been in the news. Not everyone will have heard about them. Which kind of anthrax is more difficult to treat, the kind that is inhaled into the lungs, or the kind that appears on the skin? (NEWSANTH)
TOTAL%
1) The kind that is inhaled into the lungs.249089.7
2) The kind that appears on the skin.1274.6
9) Don't know/Refused1605.8
TOTAL2777100.0
46) (ASKED ONLY ON FORM 1) How much confidence do you have that the military is giving the public an accurate picture of how the war is going in Afghanistan? (PICMLTRY)
TOTAL%
1) A great deal of confidence39627.7
2) A fair amount of confidence75052.4
3) Not too much confidence19113.3
4) No confidence at all594.1
9) Don't know362.5
Missing1346 
TOTAL1432100.0
47) (ASKED ONLY ON FORM 2) How much confidence do you have that the government is giving the public an accurate picture of how efforts to deal with terrorism in the U.S. are going? (PICTRISM)
TOTAL%
1) A great deal of confidence26419.6
2) A fair amount of confidence82060.9
3) Not too much confidence19914.8
4) No confidence at all423.1
9) Don't know211.6
Missing1431 
TOTAL1346100.0
48) (ASKED ONLY ON FORM 1) To the best of your knowledge are news reports from Afghanistan being censored by the American military? (CNSRNEWS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, censored83758.5
2) No33323.3
9) Don't know/Refused26118.2
Missing1346 
TOTAL1431100.0
49) (ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO THINK THAT NEWS REPORTS FROM AFGHANISTAN ARE BEING CENSORED BY THE AMERICAN MILITARY. ASKED ONLY ON FORM 1) Do you think such restrictions on news reports are a good idea or bad idea? (CNSRGOOD)
TOTAL%
1) Good idea66779.7
2) Bad idea12615.1
9) Don't know/Refused445.3
Missing1940 
TOTAL837100.0
50) (ASKED ONLY ON FORM 2) To the best of your knowledge are news reports about anthrax and other terrorist threats here in the United States being censored by the government? (CNSRANTH)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, censored61545.7
2) No55341.1
9) Don't know/Refused17813.2
Missing1431 
TOTAL1346100.0
51) (ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO THINK THAT NEWS REPORTS ABOUT ANTHRAX AND TERRORIST THREATS HERE IN THE UNITED STATES ARE BEING CENSORED BY THE GOVERNMENT. ASKED ONLY ON FORM 2) Do you think such restrictions on news reports are a good idea or a bad idea? (CNSRBAD)
TOTAL%
1) Good idea37861.5
2) Bad idea19131.1
9) Don't know/Refused467.5
Missing2163 
TOTAL615100.0
52) (ASKED ONLY ON FORM 1) Has the news coverage of the war in Afghanistan been accurate for the most part, or have too many mistakes been made? (AFGWAR)
TOTAL%
1) Accurate93465.2
2) Too many mistakes made23916.7
9) Don't know/Refused25918.1
Missing1346 
TOTAL1432100.0
53) (ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO THINK "TOO MANY MISTAKES" HAVE BEEN MADE DURING THE NEWS COVERAGE OF THE WAR IN AFGHANISTAN. ASKED ONLY OF FORM 1) Do you think these mistakes are the result of poor reporting on the part of journalists, or are these mistakes the result of the government giving out misleading information? (AFGWARJR)
TOTAL%
1) Poor reporting on the part of journalists6125.5
2) Government giving out misleading information13355.6
3) Both135.4
4) Neither114.6
9) Don't know/Refused218.8
Missing2539 
TOTAL239100.0
54) (ASKED ONLY ON FORM 2) Has the news coverage about anthrax and other terrorist threats here in the United States been accurate for the most part, or have too many mistakes been made? (ANTHAC)
TOTAL%
1) Accurate78158
2) Too many mistakes made39829.6
9) Don't know/Refused16712.4
Missing1431 
TOTAL1346100.0
55) (ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO THINK "TOO MANY MISTAKES" HAVE BEEN MADE DURING THE NEWS COVERAGE OF ANTHRAX AND OTHER TERRORIST THREATS HERE IN THE UNITED STATES. ASKED ONLY ON FORM 2). Do you think these mistakes are the result of poor reporting on the part of journalists, or are these mistakes the result of the government giving out misleading information? (ANTHACJR)
TOTAL%
1) Poor reporting on the part of journalists11328.3
2) Government giving out misleading information21152.9
3) Both399.8
4) Neither164
9) Don't know/Refused205
Missing2380 
TOTAL399100.0
56) (ASKED ONLY ON FORM 1) Do you think the military is hiding bad news about military operations in Afghanistan from the public or do you think it is telling the public as much as it can under the circumstances? (BADNWMIL)
TOTAL%
1) Hiding bad news22115.4
2) Telling as much as it can117882.3
9) No opinion332.3
Missing1346 
TOTAL1432100.0
57) (ASKED ONLY ON FORM 2) Do you think the U.S. government is hiding bad news about anthrax and other terrorist threats here in the United States from the public or do you think it is telling the public as much as it can under the circumstances? (BADNWGOV)
TOTAL%
1) Hiding bad news28621.2
2) Telling as much as it can101675.5
9) No opinion443.3
Missing1431 
TOTAL1346100.0
58) (ASKED ONLY ON FORM 1) In trying to keep the public informed, are news organizations giving Osama bin Laden too much opportunity to promote his cause or are news organizations being careful not to give Osama bin Laden too much opportunity to promote his cause? (MUCHINFO)
TOTAL%
1) Too much opportunity67647.2
2) Being careful61743.1
9) No opinion1399.7
Missing1346 
TOTAL1432100.0
59) (ASKED ONLY ON FORM 2) In your view, has there been too much, too little, or the right amount of discussion of ways to stop terrorists other than using military force? (MILFORCE)
TOTAL%
1) Too much21115.7
2) Too little48035.7
3) Right amount54440.4
9) Don't know/Refused1118.2
Missing1431 
TOTAL1346100.0
60) (ASKED ONLY ON FORM 1) Do you think the military should exert more control over how news organizations report about the war or do you think that most decisions about how to report about the war should be left to news organizations themselves? (CNTRLMIL)
TOTAL%
1) Give military more control71449.9
2) News organizations should decide.57840.4
9) Don't know/Refused1409.8
Missing1346 
TOTAL1432100.0
61) (ASKED ONLY ON FORM 2) Which is more important to you: that the government be able to censor news stories it feels threaten national security or that the news media be able to report stories they feel are in the national interest? (CNTRLGOV)
TOTAL%
1) Government able to censor70852.6
2) News media able to report53139.5
3) Both equal493.6
9) Don't know/Refused584.3
Missing1431 
TOTAL1346100.0
62) (ASKED ONLY ON FORM 1) In your opinion, which is better-that news coverage of a war be pro-American or that news coverage of a war be neutral? (BTRPROAM)
TOTAL%
1) Pro-American43030
2) Neutral91263.7
9) No opinion906.3
Missing1346 
TOTAL1432100.0
63) (ASKED ONLY ON FORM 2) In your opinion, which is better-that news coverage of a war be pro-American or that news coverage of a war show all points of view, including those of countries not friendly to the United States? (BTRPOV)
TOTAL%
1) Pro-American26619.7
2) Show all points of view98573.1
9) No opinion967.1
Missing1431 
TOTAL1347100.0
64) When covering events in the war on terrorism, should journalists be digging hard to get all the information they can for their reports, or should they trust the government and military officials if they refuse to officially release some information? (JRNTRUST)
TOTAL%
1) Digging hard143751.7
2) Trust officials111840.2
3) Both equal742.7
9) Don't know/Refused1495.4
TOTAL2778100.0
65) When the government withholds information about the war on terrorism, is it mostly to protect American troops and the American public, or is it mostly to hide bad news to maintain support for the government's actions? (PRTCTPPL)
TOTAL%
1) Protect troops and public safety193569.7
2) Maintain political support for actions55419.9
3) Both equal1405
9) Don't know/Refused1495.4
TOTAL2778100.0
66) Are you the parent or guardian of any children under 18 now living in your household? (KID18)
TOTAL%
1) Yes101336.5
2) No176163.4
9) Don't know/Refused4.1
TOTAL2778100.0
67) As a result of the terrorist attacks, are you: praying more or not? (ATCKPRAY)
TOTAL%
1) Yes122644.1
2) No, same152554.9
9) Don't know/Refused271
TOTAL2778100.0
68) As a result of the terrorist attacks, are you: attending religious services more or not? (ATCKREL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes44015.8
2) No, same230382.9
9) Don't know/Refused351.3
TOTAL2778100.0
69) As a result of the terrorist attacks, are you: making more of an effort to see family this holiday season or not? (ATCKFAM)
TOTAL%
1) Yes103337.2
2) No, same169861.1
9) Don't know/Refused461.7
TOTAL2777100.0
70) (ASKED ONLY IF RESPONDENT IS THE PARENT OR GUARDIAN OF ANY CHILDREN UNDER 18 WHO ARE NOW LIVING IN HIS/HER HOUSEHOLD) As a result of the terrorist attacks, are you: making more of an effort to spend time with your children or not? (ATCKKIDS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes54553.9
2) No, same45945.4
9) Don't know/Refused8.8
Missing1765 
TOTAL1012100.0
71) (ASKED ONLY ON FORM 1) At the present time, do you think religion as a whole is increasing its influence on American life or losing its influence? (INFLLIFE)
TOTAL%
1) Increasing110777.4
2) Losing17512.2
3) Staying the same443.1
9) No opinion1057.3
Missing1346 
TOTAL1431100.0
72) 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? (OFTSRVCS)
TOTAL%
1) More than once a week45816.5
2) Once a week70825.5
3) Once or twice a month38513.9
4) A few times a year47817.2
5) Seldom44916.2
6) Never28110.1
9) Don't know/Refused20.7
TOTAL2779100.0
73) Did you yourself happen to attend church, synagogue, or any other place of worship in the last seven days? (WKWORSHP)
TOTAL%
1) Yes121443.7
2) No155355.9
9) Don't know/Refused11.4
TOTAL2778100.0
74) How important would you say religion is in your own life-very important, fairly important, or not very important? (IMPTREL)
TOTAL%
1) Very important170661.4
2) Fairly important65623.6
3) Not very important38814
9) Don't know/Refused271
TOTAL2777100.0
75) For the following group or organization, please indicate which category best describes your overall opinion of that group or organization. Would you say your overall opinion of the federal government in Washington is very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable? (FAVFEDGV)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable48317.4
2) Mostly favorable179364.6
3) Mostly unfavorable32611.7
4) Very unfavorable863.1
8) Can't rate682.4
9) Refused21.8
TOTAL2777100.0
76) For the following group or organization, please indicate which category best describes your overall opinion of that group or organization. Would you say your overall opinion of your state government is very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable? (FAVSTGOV)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable42715.4
2) Mostly favorable171161.6
3) Mostly unfavorable39014
4) Very unfavorable1174.2
5) Never heard of2.1
8) Can't rate1104
9) Refused20.7
TOTAL2777100.0
77) For the following group or organization, please indicate which category best describes your overall opinion of that group or organization. Would you say your overall opinion of your local government is very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable? (FAVLOCL)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable41114.8
2) Mostly favorable176163.4
3) Mostly unfavorable36613.2
4) Very unfavorable1114
5) Never heard of2.1
8) Can't rate1083.9
9) Refused19.7
TOTAL2778100.0
78) For the following group or organization, please indicate which category best describes your overall opinion of that group or organization. Would you say your overall opinion of Catholics is very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable? (FAVCATH)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable80428.9
2) Mostly favorable135448.7
3) Mostly unfavorable1385
4) Very unfavorable782.8
5) Never heard of6.2
8) Can't rate32011.5
9) Refused782.8
TOTAL2778100.0
79) For the following group or organization, please indicate which category best describes your overall opinion of that group or organization. Would you say your overall opinion of Muslim-Americans is very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable? (FAVMUSLM)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable42415.3
2) Mostly favorable121243.6
3) Mostly unfavorable33111.9
4) Very unfavorable1545.5
5) Never heard of16.6
8) Can't rate54419.6
9) Refused983.5
TOTAL2779100.0
80) For the following group or organization, please indicate which category best describes your overall opinion of that group or organization. Would you say your overall opinion of Protestants is very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable? (FAVPROT)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable78528.3
2) Mostly favorable135048.6
3) Mostly unfavorable943.4
4) Very unfavorable481.7
5) Never heard of321.2
8) Can't rate39014
9) Refused782.8
TOTAL2777100.0
81) For the following group or organization, please indicate which category best describes your overall opinion of that group or organization. Would you say your overall opinion of Jews is very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable? (FAVJEWS)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable65523.6
2) Mostly favorable141250.8
3) Mostly unfavorable1244.5
4) Very unfavorable702.5
5) Never heard of10.4
8) Can't rate42915.4
9) Refused782.8
TOTAL2778100.0
82) For the following group or organization, please indicate which category best describes your overall opinion of that group or organization. Would you say your overall opinion of atheists, that is, people who don't believe in God, is very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable? (FAVATHST)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable2027.3
2) Mostly favorable69425
3) Mostly unfavorable58621.1
4) Very unfavorable77928.1
5) Never heard of4.1
8) Can't rate43615.7
9) Refused752.7
TOTAL2776100.0
83) What is your religious preference-Protestant, Roman Catholic, Jewish, Mormon, or an orthodox church such as the Greek or Russian Orthodox Church? (RELPREF)
TOTAL%
1) Protestant141751
2) Roman Catholic74626.9
3) Jewish582.1
4) Mormon481.7
5) Orthodox Church26.9
6) Islam/Muslim6.2
7) Other religion (specify)2117.6
8) No religion, atheist1746.3
9) Don't know/Refused913.3
TOTAL2777100.0
84) (NOT ASKED OF RESPONDENTS WHO INDICATED THEY ARE JEWISH, ISLAM/MUSLIM, OR NO RELIGION/ATHEIST) Would you describe yourself as a "born again" or evangelical Christian, or not? (BRNAGAIN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, would102540.4
2) No, would not137854.3
9) Don't know/Refused1365.4
Missing239 
TOTAL2539100.0
85) (NOT ASKED OF RESPONDENTS WHO INDICATED THEY ARE ISLAM/MUSLIM) Do you, yourself, happen to know anyone who is Muslim? (KNOWMSLM)
TOTAL%
1) Yes104937.8
2) No168160.6
9) Don't know/Refused421.5
Missing6 
TOTAL2772100.0
86) (ASKED ONLY ON FORM 2) How much would you say you know about the Muslim religion and its practices? (MSLMPRAC)
TOTAL%
1) A great deal795.9
2) Some42931.9
3) Not very much49837
4) Nothing at all32824.4
9) Don't know/Refused12.9
Missing1431 
TOTAL1346100.0
87) (ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE A RELIGION OTHER THAN ISLAM) From what you know, do you think that the Muslim religion and your own religion have a lot in common, or do you think that the Muslim religion and your religion are very different? (COMNMSLM)
TOTAL%
1) A lot in common78431.3
2) Very different130752.1
9) Don't know/Refused41616.6
Missing271 
TOTAL2507100.0
88) (ASKED ONLY ON FORM 1) Which comes closer to your view? (VIEWSOME)
TOTAL%
1) War is never morally justified.17712.4
2) War is sometimes morally justified.118482.7
9) Don't know/Refused704.9
Missing1346 
TOTAL1431100.0
89) (ASKED ONLY ON FORM 2) Which comes closer to your view? (VIEWOFT)
TOTAL%
1) War is never morally justified.32524.1
2) War is often morally justified.85463.4
9) Don't know/Refused16712.4
Missing1431 
TOTAL1346100.0
90) What do you worry about more when the United States uses military force? (WORRYMIL)
TOTAL%
1) That the U.S. doesn't do enough to avoid civilian casualties70025.2
2) That the U.S. doesn't go far enough to achieve military victory155756
9) Don't know/Refused52118.8
TOTAL2778100.0
91) In your view, why did the terrorists attack the World Trade Center and the Pentagon? (WHYATTCK)
TOTAL%
1) Was it mostly because of their religious beliefs84330.3
2) Was it mostly because of their political beliefs135548.8
3) Both equally2639.5
4) Other1385
9) Don't know/Refused1796.4
TOTAL2778100.0
92) Some religious leaders have said that the terrorist attacks on the United States signal that God is no longer protecting the United States as much as in the past. How do you feel about this statement, do you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree with it? (LDRGODUS)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree471.7
2) Mostly agree1555.6
3) Mostly disagree44315.9
4) Completely disagree204473.6
9) Don't know/Refused893.2
TOTAL2778100.0
93) Do you use a computer at your workplace, at school, at home, or anywhere else on at least an occasional basis? (USECOMP)
TOTAL%
1) Yes202472.9
2) No75327.1
TOTAL2777100.0
94) (ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO USE A COMPUTER ON AT LEAST AN OCCASIONAL BASIS) Do you ever go online to access the Internet or World Wide Web or to send and receive e-mail? (INTERNET)
TOTAL%
1) Yes170984.4
2) No31515.6
Missing753 
TOTAL2024100.0
95) Respondent's sex (SEX)
TOTAL%
1) Male133448
2) Female144452
TOTAL2778100.0
96) What is your age? (AGE)
TOTAL%
18) 562
19) 552
20) 371.3
21) 431.5
22) 632.3
23) 531.9
24) 381.4
25) 632.3
26) 361.3
27) 501.8
28) 501.8
29) 461.7
30) 391.4
31) 772.8
32) 431.5
33) 471.7
34) 471.7
35) 481.7
36) 521.9
37) 481.7
38) 531.9
39) 632.3
40) 652.3
41) 632.3
42) 792.8
43) 782.8
44) 552
45) 572.1
46) 401.4
47) 592.1
48) 702.5
49) 311.1
50) 642.3
51) 672.4
52) 361.3
53) 431.5
54) 391.4
55) 441.6
56) 20.7
57) 341.2
58) 341.2
59) 21.8
60) 552
61) 371.3
62) 461.7
63) 24.9
64) 16.6
65) 391.4
66) 321.2
67) 13.5
68) 23.8
69) 24.9
70) 301.1
71) 18.6
72) 411.5
73) 9.3
74) 19.7
75) 391.4
76) 17.6
77) 311.1
78) 18.6
79) 8.3
80) 12.4
81) 17.6
82) 15.5
83) 7.3
84) 3.1
85) 12.4
86) 5.2
87) 2.1
89) 7.3
90) 4.1
91) 3.1
92) 2.1
95) 5.2
99) Don't know/Refused371.3
TOTAL2776100.0
97) What is the last grade or class you completed in school? (EDUC)
TOTAL%
1) None, or grade 1-81093.9
2) High school incomplete (grades 9-11)28110.1
3) High school graduate (grade 12 or GED certificate)92633.3
4) Business, technical, or vocational school after high school1023.7
5) Some college or university work, no four-year degree65623.6
6) College or university graduate (B.S., B.A., or other four-year degree)42315.2
7) Postgraduate training or professional schooling after college (e.g., toward a master's degree or Ph.D.; law or medical school)2719.8
9) Refused9.3
TOTAL2777100.0
98) Are you, yourself, of Hispanic origin or descent, such as Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban, or some other Spanish background? (HISPANIC)
TOTAL%
1) Yes2689.7
2) No248789.6
9) Don't know22.8
TOTAL2777100.0
99) (ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ARE NON-HISPANIC) What is your race? Are you white, black, Asian, or some other? (RACE)
TOTAL%
1) White223380.4
2) Black or African-American30310.9
3) Asian562
4) Other or mixed race1364.9
9) Don't know/Refused491.8
TOTAL2777100.0
100) Are you married, divorced, separated, widowed, or never been married? (MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Married154255.5
2) Divorced34212.3
3) Separated582.1
4) Widowed2127.6
5) Never been married60021.6
9) Don't know/Refused24.9
TOTAL2778100.0
101) Last year, that is in 2000, what was your total family income from all sources, before taxes? (FAMINCME)
TOTAL%
1) Less than $10,0002218
2) $10,000 to under $20,00031311.3
3) $20,000 to under $30,00033512.1
4) $30,000 to under $40,00032111.6
5) $40,000 to under $50,00028810.4
6) $50,000 to under $75,00032411.7
7) $75,000 to under $100,0002398.6
8) $100,000 or more29410.6
9) Don't know/Refused44416
TOTAL2779100.0
102) 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? (REGVOTE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, registered211576.1
2) No, not registered64923.4
9) Don't know/Refused14.5
TOTAL2778100.0
103) (ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ANSWERED THEY WERE REGISTERED TO VOTE) Are you absolutely certain you are registered to vote, or is there a chance your registration has lapsed because you moved or for some other reason? (POSVOTE)
TOTAL%
1) Absolutely certain200995
2) Chance registration has lapsed984.6
9) Don't know/Refused7.3
Missing663 
TOTAL2114100.0
104) In politics today, do you consider yourself a Republican, Democrat, or Independent? (POLITAFF)
TOTAL%
1) Republican88531.9
2) Democrat87231.4
3) Independent81629.4
4) No preference1164.2
5) Other13.5
9) Don't know/Refused742.7
TOTAL2776100.0
105) (ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO INDICATED THEY WERE "INDEPENDENT," "NO PREFERENCE," "OTHER," OR "DON'T KNOW/REFUSED" FOR THEIR POLITICAL AFFILIATION) As of today, do you lean more to the Republican Party or the Democratic Party? (POLLEAN)
TOTAL%
1) Republican30730.1
2) Democrat28728.1
9) Don't know/Refused42641.8
Missing1757 
TOTAL1020100.0
106) In the 2000 presidential election, did things come up which kept you from voting, or did you happen to vote? If you voted, did you vote for Gore, Bush, Nader, or Buchanan? (PRES2002)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, Gore73026.4
2) Yes, Bush100736.4
3) Yes, Nader521.9
4) Yes, Buchanan11.4
5) Yes, other candidate12.4
6) Voted, don't remember for whom21.8
7) Did not vote81329.4
9) Don't know/Refused1174.2
Missing15 
TOTAL2763100.0
107) In general, would you describe your political views as: (POLVIEWS)
TOTAL%
1) Very conservative1876.7
2) Conservative94434
3) Moderate90732.6
4) Liberal39514.2
5) Very liberal1666
9) Don't know/Refused1796.4
TOTAL2778100.0
108) Do you own or rent your home? (OWNHOME)
TOTAL%
1) Own182865.8
2) Rent76827.6
3) Other arrangement1324.8
9) Don't know/Refused501.8
TOTAL2778100.0
109) Are you now employed full time, part time, or not employed? (EMPLYMNT)
TOTAL%
1) Full time145552.4
2) Part time33011.9
3) Not employed95934.5
9) Don't know/Refused331.2
TOTAL2777100.0
110) (ONLY ASKED OF RESPONDENTS WHO ARE MARRIED) Is your spouse now employed full time, part time, or not employed? (SPSEMPLY)
TOTAL%
1) Full time93760.8
2) Part time1238
3) Not employed46830.4
9) Don't know/Refused14.9
Missing1236 
TOTAL1542100.0
111) (IF RESPONDENT IS MARRIED, INCLUDE HIS/HER SPOUSE IN QUESTION) Are you (or is your spouse) a member of a labor union? (LABUNION)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, respondent is2268.1
2) Yes, spouse is1144.1
3) Yes, both281
4) Neither are236985.3
9) Don't know/Refused401.4
TOTAL2777100.0
112) Which of the following best describes the place where you now live? (AREALIVE)
TOTAL%
1) A large city61222
2) A suburb near a large city63122.7
3) A small city or town98835.6
4) A rural area52719
9) Don't know/Refused20.7
TOTAL2778100.0
113) Census Region (REGION)
TOTAL%
1) Northeast53019.1
2) Midwest65223.5
3) South99035.6
4) West60521.8
TOTAL2777100.0
114) Age recoded (AGER)
TOTAL%
1) 18-2434512.4
2) 25-3449717.9
3) 35-4460321.7
4) 45-5450718.3
5) 55-6433111.9
6) 65+45616.4
9) Refused371.3
TOTAL2776100.0
115) Education recoded (EDUCR)
TOTAL%
1) Less than high school39014
2) High school graduate102837
3) Some college65623.6
4) College +69425
9) Refused9.3
TOTAL2777100.0
116) (ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ARE HISPANIC) Are you white Hispanic, black Hispanic, or some other race? (RACEETH)
TOTAL%
1) White Hispanic206174.2
2) Black Hispanic29310.6
3) Hispanic2689.7
4) Other1254.5
9) Don't know/Refused301.1
TOTAL2777100.0
117) Weight variable (See Summary for more information) (WEIGHT)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL1.8520.7
118) Age recoded (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-AGE)
TOTAL%
1) 18-2434512.6
2) 25-3449718.1
3) 35-4460322
4) 45-6483830.6
6) 65+45616.6
Missing37 
TOTAL2739100.0
119) Education recoded (for use with online analysis) (I-EDUC)
TOTAL%
1) Less than high school39014
2) High school graduate102837
3) Some college65623.6
4) College +69425
9) Refused9.3
TOTAL2777100.0
120) Last year, that is in 2000, what was your total family income from all sources, before taxes? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-INCOME)
TOTAL%
1) Less than $20,00053419.2
3) $20,000 to under $40,00065623.6
5) $40,000 to under $75,00061222
7) $75,000 to under $100,0002398.6
8) $100,000 or more29410.6
9) Don't know/Refused44416
TOTAL2779100.0
121) Respondent's sex (for use with online analysis) (I-GENDER)
TOTAL%
1) Male133448
2) Female144452
TOTAL2778100.0
122) In politics today, do you consider yourself a Republican, Democrat, or Independent? (for use with online analysis) (I-POLITICS)
TOTAL%
1) Republican88531.9
2) Democrat87231.4
3) Independent81629.4
4) No preference1164.2
5) Other13.5
9) Don't know/Refused742.7
TOTAL2776100.0
123) Census Region (for use with online analysis) (I-REGION)
TOTAL%
1) Northeast53019.1
2) Midwest65223.5
3) South99035.6
4) West60521.8
TOTAL2777100.0
124) Are you married, divorced, separated, widowed, or never been married? (for use with online analysis) (I-MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Married154255.5
2) Divorced34212.3
3) Separated582.1
4) Widowed2127.6
5) Never been married60021.6
9) Don't know/Refused24.9
TOTAL2778100.0
125) What is your religious preference-Protestant, Roman Catholic, Jewish, Mormon, or an orthodox church such as the Greek or Russian Orthodox Church? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-RELIGION)
TOTAL%
1) Protestant141752.7
2) Roman Catholic74627.8
3) Jewish582.2
4) Mormon481.8
5) Other religion2449.1
8) No religion, atheist1746.5
Missing91 
TOTAL2687100.0