Millennial Values and Voter Engagement Survey, 2012

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All frequencies weighted by 109) WEIGHT;
(The number of missing cases reported in the codebook are unweighted)
1) Case ID (CASEID)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL1214976.37599.23
2) Interview start time (GMT) (INTSTART)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL0
3) Interview finish time (GMT) (INTEND)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL0
4) Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling his job as President? (Q1) (OBAPPR)
TOTAL%
1) Approve61450.6
2) Disapprove47739.3
3) Other [SPECIFY]231.9
4) Mixed/Neutral564.6
9) Refused443.6
TOTAL1214100.0
5) Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling his job as President? Other [SPECIFY] (Q1_Other) (OBAPPROP)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL0
6) How much thought have you given to the coming (2012) presidential election? (Q2) (ELEC2012)
TOTAL%
1) Quite a lot35229
2) Some44736.8
3) Only a little26621.9
4) None at all13811.4
9) Refused11.9
TOTAL1214100.0
7) 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) (REGIST)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, registered79665.5
2) No, not registered33227.3
3) Not sure if registered685.6
9) Refused191.6
TOTAL1215100.0
8) During the campaign this year, has anyone talked to you about registering to vote, or getting out to vote? (Q3) (CAMCALL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes51842.7
2) No67555.6
9) Refused211.7
TOTAL1214100.0
9) How would you rate your chances of voting in the 2012 presidential election? (Q4) (VOTE2012)
TOTAL%
1) Absolutely certain60149.5
2) Probably will vote19916.4
3) Chances are 50-5016013.2
4) Less than 50-50 chance23419.3
9) Refused201.6
TOTAL1214100.0
10) In just a few words, what is the single MOST important reason why you think many people your age do not vote? Other [SPECIFY] (Q5_open) (WHYNOTO)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL0
11) In just a few words, what is the single MOST important reason why you think many people your age do not vote? (Q5) (WHYNOT)
TOTAL%
1) Apathetic/Uninterested32426.7
2) Vote doesn't count/matter15612.8
3) Busy/Difficult to vote16613.7
4) Don't like candidates/politicians524.3
5) Lazy15312.6
6) Uninformed1099
7) Other15612.8
9) Refused/Not sure998.1
TOTAL1215100.0
12) [Barack Obama] Order in which respondent saw item in Q6 (Order_Q6_01) (Q6ORD1)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL12141.470.50
13) [Mitt Romney] Order in which respondent saw item in Q7 (Order_Q6_01) (Q6MORD2)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL12141.530.50
14) Now, suppose the 2012 presidential election were being held TODAY. If you had to choose between [INSERT; RANDOMIZE] or [INSERT] who would you vote for? (Q6) (WHOVOTE)
TOTAL%
1) Barack Obama, the Democrat67555.6
2) Mitt Romney, the Republican39832.8
3) Other [SPECIFY]8.7
4) Neither/Other candidate524.3
9) Refused826.7
TOTAL1215100.0
15) Now, suppose the 2012 presidential election were being held TODAY. If you had to choose between [INSERT; RANDOMIZE] or [INSERT] who would you vote for? Other [SPECIFY] (Q6_Other) (WHOVOTEO)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL0
16) If voting for Obama, ask: What is the single most important reason you are supporting Barack Obama? (Q7) (OBAREA)
TOTAL%
1) Better for middle class/poor568.3
2) Doing a good job/Trying629.2
3) Don't like Romney/Republicans10215.1
4) Shares my views/Democrat11116.4
5) Like him/Personal qualities497.3
6) Reproductive issues/Social policy304.4
7) Economic policies263.9
8) Education/Environment162.4
9) Immigration121.8
10) Health care456.7
11) Progress/Change284.1
12) Other8412.4
99) Refused/not sure548
Missing543 
TOTAL675100.0
17) If voting for Obama, ask: What is the single most important reason you are supporting Barack Obama? Other [SPECIFY] (Q7_open) (OBAREAO)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL0
18) If voting for Romney, ask: What is the single most important reason you are supporting Mitt Romney? (Q8) (ROMREA)
TOTAL%
1) Economy/Budget5112.8
2) Change/Move in better direction4110.3
3) Don't like Obama/Democrats13533.9
4) Shares my views/Republican8521.4
5) Like him/Personal qualities225.5
8) Other307.5
9) Refused/Not sure348.5
Missing823 
TOTAL398100.0
19) If voting for Romney, ask: What is the single most important reason you are supporting Mitt Romney? Other [SPECIFY] (Q8_open) (ROMREAO)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL0
20) Ask all: When you were a child, did your parents ever take you to the voting booth on Election Day, or not? (Q9) (PARBOOTH)
TOTAL%
1) Yes47439
2) No72659.8
9) Refused141.2
TOTAL1214100.0
21) To the best of your knowledge, how do you think your parents will be voting in this election? (Q10) (PARVOTE)
TOTAL%
1) Likely voting for Obama44736.8
2) Likely voting for Romney37130.6
3) Likely splitting their votes between Obama and Romney1099
4) Probably not voting22718.7
5) Other [SPECIFY]171.4
9) Refused433.5
TOTAL1214100.0
22) To the best of your knowledge, how do you think your parents will be voting in this election? Other [SPECIFY] (Q10_Other) (PARVOTEO)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL0
23) Over the past month or so, have you seen or heard any (2012 presidential election) campaign commercials about Barack Obama or Mitt Romney, or not? (Q11) (CAMCOM1)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, seen a lot38531.7
2) Yes, seen some33727.8
3) Yes, seen just a few23619.4
4) No, have not seen any23219.1
9) Refused242
TOTAL1214100.0
24) If seen or heard commercials, ask: Where have you seen or heard most of these campaign commercials? On a news website or blog (Q12_1) (CAMCOM2)
TOTAL%
0) No79583
1) Yes16317
Missing244 
TOTAL958100.0
25) If seen or heard commercials, ask: Where have you seen or heard most of these campaign commercials? On the television (Q12_2) (CAMCOM3)
TOTAL%
0) No10511
1) Yes85389
Missing244 
TOTAL958100.0
26) If seen or heard commercials, ask: Where have you seen or heard most of these campaign commercials? On the radio (Q12_3) (CAMCOM4)
TOTAL%
0) No83587.2
1) Yes12312.8
Missing244 
TOTAL958100.0
27) If seen or heard commercials, ask: Where have you seen or heard most of these campaign commercials? On social media (i.e. Youtube, Facebook) (Q12_4) (CAMCOM5)
TOTAL%
0) No80083.5
1) Yes15816.5
Missing244 
TOTAL958100.0
28) If seen or heard commercials, ask: Where have you seen or heard most of these campaign commercials? Refused (Q12_Refused) (CAMCOM6)
TOTAL%
0) No95299.4
1) Yes6.6
Missing244 
TOTAL958100.0
29) [Mitt Romney] Order in which respondent saw item in Q13. (Order_Q13_A) (Q13ORDA)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL12143.421.66
30) [Barack Obama] Order in which respondent saw item in Q14. (Order_Q13_B) (Q13ORDB)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL12143.541.68
31) [The Democratic Party] Order in which respondent saw item in Q15. (Order_Q13_C) (Q13ORDC)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL12143.511.75
32) [The Republican Party] Order in which respondent saw item in Q16. (Order_Q13_D) (Q13ORDD)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL12143.531.73
33) [Joe Biden] Order in which respondent saw item in Q17. (Order_Q13_E) (Q13ORDE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL12143.551.71
34) [Paul Ryan] Order in which respondent saw item in Q18. (Order_Q13_F) (Q13ORDF)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL12143.451.71
35) Now we'd like your views on some political leaders and groups. Please say whether your overall opinion of each of the following is very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable. [RANDOMIZE LIST] Mitt Romney (Q13A) (ROMOPIN)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable957.8
2) Mostly favorable29724.5
3) Mostly unfavorable30525.1
4) Very unfavorable39932.9
5) Have not heard of715.8
9) Refused473.9
TOTAL1214100.0
36) Now we'd like your views on some political leaders and groups. Please say whether your overall opinion of each of the following is very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable. [RANDOMIZE LIST] Barack Obama (Q13B) (OBAMOPIN)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable32226.5
2) Mostly favorable35629.3
3) Mostly unfavorable19315.9
4) Very unfavorable26822.1
5) Have not heard of332.7
9) Refused423.5
TOTAL1214100.0
37) Now we'd like your views on some political leaders and groups. Please say whether your overall opinion of each of the following is very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable. [RANDOMIZE LIST] The Democratic Party (Q13C) (DEMOPIN)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable21317.6
2) Mostly favorable39532.6
3) Mostly unfavorable27622.8
4) Very unfavorable21918.1
5) Have not heard of655.4
9) Refused453.7
TOTAL1213100.0
38) Now we'd like your views on some political leaders and groups. Please say whether your overall opinion of each of the following is very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable. [RANDOMIZE LIST] The Republican Party (Q13D) (REPOPIN)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable1058.6
2) Mostly favorable29424.2
3) Mostly unfavorable33627.7
4) Very unfavorable35729.4
5) Have not heard of725.9
9) Refused514.2
TOTAL1215100.0
39) Now we'd like your views on some political leaders and groups. Please say whether your overall opinion of each of the following is very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable. [RANDOMIZE LIST] Joe Biden (Q13E) (BIDOPIN)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable1199.8
2) Mostly favorable38631.8
3) Mostly unfavorable23819.6
4) Very unfavorable23419.3
5) Have not heard of19315.9
9) Refused443.6
TOTAL1214100.0
40) Now we'd like your views on some political leaders and groups. Please say whether your overall opinion of each of the following is very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable. [RANDOMIZE LIST] Paul Ryan (Q13F) (RYANOPIN)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable1058.6
2) Mostly favorable18915.6
3) Mostly unfavorable23018.9
4) Very unfavorable31025.5
5) Have not heard of33227.3
9) Refused484
TOTAL1214100.0
41) Did respondent see Q14 before Q15? (Order_Q14) (ORDQ14)
TOTAL%
1) Yes63952.6
2) No57547.4
TOTAL1214100.0
42) Did respondent see Q15 before Q14/ (Order_Q15) (ORDQ15)
TOTAL%
1) Yes57547.4
2) No63952.6
TOTAL1214100.0
43) Now thinking about the positions of the parties these days...Do you think the Democratic Party is very conservative, conservative, moderate, liberal, or very liberal? (Q14) (DEMIDEO)
TOTAL%
1) Very conservative413.4
2) Conservative1099
3) Moderate36229.8
4) Liberal40233.1
5) Very liberal24219.9
9) Refused584.8
TOTAL1214100.0
44) Now thinking about the positions of the parties these days...Do you think the Republican Party is very conservative, conservative, moderate, liberal, or very liberal? (Q15) (REPIDEO)
TOTAL%
1) Very conservative36430
2) Conservative41233.9
3) Moderate28423.4
4) Liberal615
5) Very liberal383.1
9) Refused554.5
TOTAL1214100.0
45) Regardless of who you plan on supporting in the 2012 election...Thinking about the following characteristics and qualities, please say whether you think it applies more to Barack Obama or more to Mitt Romney. Even if you think it might apply to both candidates, please say whether you think it applies more to Barack Obama or more to Mitt Romney. Is honest and trustworthy. (Q16A) (PQUAL1)
TOTAL%
1) Barack Obama67655.7
2) Mitt Romney35028.9
3) Other [SPECIFY]16413.5
9) Refused231.9
TOTAL1213100.0
46) Regardless of who you plan on supporting in the 2012 election...Thinking about the following characteristics and qualities, please say whether you think it applies more to Barack Obama or more to Mitt Romney. Even if you think it might apply to both candidates, please say whether you think it applies more to Barack Obama or more to Mitt Romney. Is honest and trustworthy. Other [SPECIFY] (Q16A_Other) (PQUAL1O)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL0
47) Regardless of who you plan on supporting in the 2012 election...Thinking about the following characteristics and qualities, please say whether you think it applies more to Barack Obama or more to Mitt Romney. Even if you think it might apply to both candidates, please say whether you think it applies more to Barack Obama or more to Mitt Romney. Is a strong and decisive leader. (Q16B) (PQUAL2)
TOTAL%
1) Barack Obama63552.3
2) Mitt Romney43435.7
3) Other [SPECIFY]1189.7
9) Refused272.2
TOTAL1214100.0
48) Regardless of who you plan on supporting in the 2012 election...Thinking about the following characteristics and qualities, please say whether you think it applies more to Barack Obama or more to Mitt Romney. Even if you think it might apply to both candidates, please say whether you think it applies more to Barack Obama or more to Mitt Romney. Is a strong and decisive leader. Other [SPECIFY] (Q16B_Other) (PQUAL2O)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL0
49) Regardless of who you plan on supporting in the 2012 election...Thinking about the following characteristics and qualities, please say whether you think it applies more to Barack Obama or more to Mitt Romney. Even if you think it might apply to both candidates, please say whether you think it applies more to Barack Obama or more to Mitt Romney. Has strong religious beliefs. (Q16C) (PQUAL3)
TOTAL%
1) Barack Obama38531.7
2) Mitt Romney65954.3
3) Other [SPECIFY]14211.7
9) Refused282.3
TOTAL1214100.0
50) Regardless of who you plan on supporting in the 2012 election...Thinking about the following characteristics and qualities, please say whether you think it applies more to Barack Obama or more to Mitt Romney. Even if you think it might apply to both candidates, please say whether you think it applies more to Barack Obama or more to Mitt Romney. Has strong religious beliefs. Other [SPECIFY] (Q16C_Other) (PQUAL3O)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL0
51) Regardless of who you plan on supporting in the 2012 election...Thinking about the following characteristics and qualities, please say whether you think it applies more to Barack Obama or more to Mitt Romney. Even if you think it might apply to both candidates, please say whether you think it applies more to Barack Obama or more to Mitt Romney. Understands the problems of poor Americans. (Q16D) (PQUAL4)
TOTAL%
1) Barack Obama77063.4
2) Mitt Romney25320.8
3) Other [SPECIFY]16613.7
9) Refused252.1
TOTAL1214100.0
52) Regardless of who you plan on supporting in the 2012 election...Thinking about the following characteristics and qualities, please say whether you think it applies more to Barack Obama or more to Mitt Romney. Even if you think it might apply to both candidates, please say whether you think it applies more to Barack Obama or more to Mitt Romney. Understands the problems of poor Americans. Other [SPECIFY] (Q16D_Other) (PQUAL4O)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL0
53) Regardless of who you plan on supporting in the 2012 election...Thinking about the following characteristics and qualities, please say whether you think it applies more to Barack Obama or more to Mitt Romney. Even if you think it might apply to both candidates, please say whether you think it applies more to Barack Obama or more to Mitt Romney. Cares about people like you. (Q16E) (PQUAL5)
TOTAL%
1) Barack Obama69757.4
2) Mitt Romney31926.3
3) Other [SPECIFY]17214.2
9) Refused262.1
TOTAL1214100.0
54) Regardless of who you plan on supporting in the 2012 election...Thinking about the following characteristics and qualities, please say whether you think it applies more to Barack Obama or more to Mitt Romney. Even if you think it might apply to both candidates, please say whether you think it applies more to Barack Obama or more to Mitt Romney. Cares about people like you. Other [SPECIFY] (Q16E_Other) (PQUAL5O)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL0
55) Regardless of who you plan on supporting in the 2012 election...Thinking about the following characteristics and qualities, please say whether you think it applies more to Barack Obama or more to Mitt Romney. Even if you think it might apply to both candidates, please say whether you think it applies more to Barack Obama or more to Mitt Romney. Can get the economy moving. (Q16F) (PQUAL6)
TOTAL%
1) Barack Obama59849.2
2) Mitt Romney44736.8
3) Other [SPECIFY]14411.9
9) Refused262.1
TOTAL1215100.0
56) Regardless of who you plan on supporting in the 2012 election...Thinking about the following characteristics and qualities, please say whether you think it applies more to Barack Obama or more to Mitt Romney. Even if you think it might apply to both candidates, please say whether you think it applies more to Barack Obama or more to Mitt Romney. Can get the economy moving. Other [SPECIFY] (Q16F_Other) (PQUAL6O)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL0
57) Regardless of who you plan on supporting in the 2012 election...Thinking about the following characteristics and qualities, please say whether you think it applies more to Barack Obama or more to Mitt Romney. Even if you think it might apply to both candidates, please say whether you think it applies more to Barack Obama or more to Mitt Romney. Can fix the political system. (Q16G) (PQUAL7)
TOTAL%
1) Barack Obama55645.8
2) Mitt Romney34128.1
3) Other [SPECIFY]26722
9) Refused504.1
TOTAL1214100.0
58) Regardless of who you plan on supporting in the 2012 election...Thinking about the following characteristics and qualities, please say whether you think it applies more to Barack Obama or more to Mitt Romney. Even if you think it might apply to both candidates, please say whether you think it applies more to Barack Obama or more to Mitt Romney. Can fix the political system. Other [SPECIFY] (Q16G_Other) (PQUAL7O)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL0
59) Thining about your vote for President, how important is it for a candidate to have strong religious beliefs? (Q17) (PRESREL1)
TOTAL%
1) Very important23419.3
2) Somewhat important36430
3) Not too important26021.4
4) Not at all important32326.6
9) Refused322.6
TOTAL1213100.0
60) [Barack Obama] Order in which respondent saw item in Q18. (Order_Q18_01) (Q18ORD1)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL12141.470.50
61) [Mitt Romney] Order in which respondent saw item in Q19. (Order_Q18_02) (Q18ORD2)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL12141.530.50
62) And from what you know, do you think that [INSERT; RANDOMIZE] and [INSERT] have religious beliefs that are very similar, somewhat similar, somewhat different or very different than your own religious beliefs? Barack Obama (Q18A) (OBAREL)
TOTAL%
1) Very similar15212.5
2) Somewhat similar38531.7
3) Somewhat different24320
4) Very different36930.4
9) Refused655.4
TOTAL1214100.0
63) And from what you know, do you think that [INSERT; RANDOMIZE] and [INSERT] have religious beliefs that are very similar, somewhat similar, somewhat different or very different than your own religious beliefs? Mitt Romney (Q18B) (ROMREL)
TOTAL%
1) Very similar806.6
2) Somewhat similar32326.6
3) Somewhat different26521.8
4) Very different48239.7
9) Refused635.2
TOTAL1213100.0
64) Thinking about some different types of people, how comfortable would you feel with the following types of people servicing as President of the United States? A Mormon (Q19A) (PRESREL2)
TOTAL%
1) Very comfortable15512.8
2) Somewhat comfortable37030.5
3) Somewhat uncomfortable33027.2
4) Very uncomfortable28523.5
9) Refused746.1
TOTAL1214100.0
65) Thinking about some different types of people, how comfortable would you feel with the following types of people servicing as President of the United States? An evangelical or born-again Christian (Q19B) (PRESREL3)
TOTAL%
1) Very comfortable33827.8
2) Somewhat comfortable40333.2
3) Somewhat uncomfortable19616.1
4) Very uncomfortable20817.1
9) Refused695.7
TOTAL1214100.0
66) Thinking about some different types of people, how comfortable would you feel with the following types of people servicing as President of the United States? An atheist, that is someone who does not believe in God (Q19C) (PRESREL4)
TOTAL%
1) Very comfortable21417.6
2) Somewhat comfortable30224.9
3) Somewhat uncomfortable23219.1
4) Very uncomfortable40032.9
9) Refused675.5
TOTAL1215100.0
67) Thinking about some different types of people, how comfortable would you feel with the following types of people servicing as President of the United States? A Muslim (Q19D) (PRESREL5)
TOTAL%
1) Very comfortable947.7
2) Somewhat comfortable26922.1
3) Somewhat uncomfortable33127.2
4) Very uncomfortable44937
9) Refused725.9
TOTAL1215100.0
68) How confident are you that Social Security will be there for you when you retire? (Q20) (SOCSEC)
TOTAL%
1) Very confident846.9
2) Somewhat confident24720.3
3) Not too confident48740.1
4) Not at all confident35629.3
9) Refused403.3
TOTAL1214100.0
69) [People like me don't have any say about what the government does] Order in which respondent saw item in Q21. (Order_Q21_A) (Q21ORD1)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL12143.421.66
70) [Generally speaking, elected officials in Washington lose touch with the people pretty quickly] Order in which respondent saw item in Q22. (Order_Q21_B) (Q21ORD2)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL12143.541.68
71) [Voting gives people like me some say about how the government runs things] Order in which respondent saw item in Q23. (Order_Q21_C) (Q21ORD3)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL12143.511.75
72) [The government is really run for the benefit of all the people] Order in which respondent saw item in Q24. (Order_Q21_D) (Q21ORD4)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL12143.531.73
73) [Business corporations have too much influence on the political process] Order in which respondent saw item in Q25. (Order_Q21_E) (Q21ORD5)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL12143.551.71
74) [We need people in Washington even if they are not as effective as experience politicians] Order in which respondent saw item in Q26. (Order_Q21_F) (Q21ORD6)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL12143.451.71
75) Now, read each statement and please say if you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree with each one. [RANDOMIZE LIST] People like me don't have any say about what the government does. (Q21A) (GOVOPIN1)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree25320.8
2) Mostly agree51442.3
3) Mostly disagree35229
4) Completely disagree736
9) Refused231.9
TOTAL1215100.0
76) Now, read each statement and please say if you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree with each one. [RANDOMIZE LIST] Generally speaking, elected officials in Washington lose touch with people pretty quickly. (Q21B) (GOVOPIN2)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree40033
2) Mostly agree58448.1
3) Mostly disagree16413.5
4) Completely disagree363
9) Refused292.4
TOTAL1213100.0
77) Now, read each statement and please say if you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree with each one. [RANDOMIZE LIST] Voting gives people like me some say about how the government runs things. (Q21C) (GOVOPIN3)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree20617
2) Mostly agree61550.7
3) Mostly disagree26021.4
4) Completely disagree1088.9
9) Refused252.1
TOTAL1214100.0
78) Now, read each statement and please say if you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree with each one. [RANDOMIZE LIST] The government is really run for the benefit of all the people. (Q21D) (GOVOPIN4)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree695.7
2) Mostly agree38932.1
3) Mostly disagree51642.5
4) Completely disagree21317.6
9) Refused262.1
TOTAL1213100.0
79) Now, read each statement and please say if you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree with each one. [RANDOMIZE LIST] Business corporations have too much influence on the political process. (Q21E) (GOVOPIN5)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree49640.9
2) Mostly agree49240.5
3) Mostly disagree16213.3
4) Completely disagree363
9) Refused282.3
TOTAL1214100.0
80) Now, read each statement and please say if you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree with each one. [RANDOMIZE LIST] We need new people in Washington even if they are not as effective as experienced politicians. (Q21F) (GOVOPIN6)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree24119.9
2) Mostly agree53343.9
3) Mostly disagree32226.5
4) Completely disagree887.2
9) Refused302.5
TOTAL1214100.0
81) When you think and talk about government, do you tend to think of it more as 'the government' or more as 'our government'? (GOVOPIN7)
TOTAL%
1) Think of it as 'the government'104185.7
2) Think of it as 'our government'14011.5
9) Refused342.8
TOTAL1215100.0
82) [Allowing gay and lesbian couples to marry legally] Order in which respondent saw item in Q23. (Order_Q23_A) (Q23ORD1)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL12142.951.43
83) [Allowing illegal immigrants brought to the U.S. as children to gain legal resident status if they join the military or go to college] Order in which respondent saw item in Q23. (Order_Q23_B) (Q23ORD2)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL12143.081.42
84) [Making marijuana legal in the United States] Order in which respondent saw item in Q23. (Order_Q23_C) (Q23ORD3)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL12142.981.40
85) [Increasing the tax rate on Americans earning more than $1 million a year] Order in which respondent saw item in Q23. (Order_Q23_D) (Q23ORD4)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL12142.941.41
86) [Repealing and eliminating the (2010) health care law] Order in which respondent saw item in Q23. (Order_Q23_E) (Q23ORD5)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL12143.061.41
87) We would like to get your views on some issues that are being discussed in the country today. Do you favor or oppose the following issues? [RANDOMIZE LIST] Allowing gay and lesbian couples to marry legally. (Q23A) (ISSOPIN1)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly favor41334
2) Favor32426.7
3) Oppose19516
4) Strongly oppose24420.1
9) Refused393.2
TOTAL1215100.0
88) We would like to get your views on some issues that are being discussed in the country today. Do you favor or oppose the following issues? [RANDOMIZE LIST] Allowing illegal immigrants brought to the U.S. as children to gain legal resident status if they join the military or go to college. (Q23B) (ISSOPIN2)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly favor30325
2) Favor43936.2
3) Oppose26021.4
4) Strongly oppose16113.3
9) Refused504.1
TOTAL1213100.0
89) We would like to get your views on some issues that are being discussed in the country today. Do you favor or oppose the following issues? [RANDOMIZE LIST] Making marijuana legal in the United States. (Q23C) (ISSOPIN3)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly favor24820.4
2) Favor40333.2
3) Oppose31225.7
4) Strongly oppose21517.7
9) Refused363
TOTAL1214100.0
90) We would like to get your views on some issues that are being discussed in the country today. Do you favor or oppose the following issues? [RANDOMIZE LIST] Increasing the tax rate on Americans earning more than $1 million a year. (Q23D) (ISSOPIN4)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly favor48139.7
2) Favor36630.2
3) Oppose22518.5
4) Strongly oppose1018.3
9) Refused403.3
TOTAL1213100.0
91) We would like to get your views on some issues that are being discussed in the country today. Do you favor or oppose the following issues? [RANDOMIZE LIST] Repealing and eliminating the (2010) health care law. (Q23E) (ISSOPIN5)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly favor26822.1
2) Favor29524.3
3) Oppose33527.6
4) Strongly oppose26621.9
9) Refused514.2
TOTAL1215100.0
92) On another topic...In order to make up for past discrimination, do you favor or oppose programs which make special efforts to help blacks and other minorities get ahead? (Q24) (PSTDISC)
TOTAL%
1) Favor45637.6
2) Oppose57147.1
3) Other [SPECIFY]242
4) Depends/Mixed615
5) Treat people equally231.9
9) Refused/Not sure786.4
TOTAL1213100.0
93) On another topic...In order to make up for past discrimination, do you favor or oppose programs which make special efforts to help blacks and other minorities get ahead? Other [SPECIFY] (Q24_Other) (PSTDISCO)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL0
94) Thinking specifically about college admissions...Do you think blacks and other minorities should receive preference in college admissions to make up for past inequalities, or not? (Q25) (ADMINEQ)
TOTAL%
1) Favor23519.3
2) Oppose84369.4
3) Other [SPECIFY]262.1
4) Depends/Mixed262.1
5) Treat people equally141.2
9) Refused715.8
TOTAL1215100.0
95) Thinking specifically about college admissions...Do you think blacks and other minorities should receive preference in college admissions to make up for past inequalities, or not? Other [SPECIFY] (Q25_Other) (ADMINEQO)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL0
96) Thining of some different types of people applying for college and applying for jobs, do you think the following types of people should be given preference in college admissions and in hiring, or not? Asian Americans (Q26A) (APPPREF1)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, should24820.4
2) No, should not90974.9
9) Refused564.6
TOTAL1213100.0
97) Thining of some different types of people applying for college and applying for jobs, do you think the following types of people should be given preference in college admissions and in hiring, or not? Hispanic Americans (Q26B) (APPPREF2)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, should28123.1
2) No, should not87271.8
9) Refused615
TOTAL1214100.0
98) Thining of some different types of people applying for college and applying for jobs, do you think the following types of people should be given preference in college admissions and in hiring, or not? Black Americans (Q26C) (APPPREF3)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, should29624.4
2) No, should not85870.6
9) Refused615
TOTAL1215100.0
99) Thining of some different types of people applying for college and applying for jobs, do you think the following types of people should be given preference in college admissions and in hiring, or not? Gay and lesbian people (Q26D) (APPPREF4)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, should21617.8
2) No, should not93176.6
9) Refused685.6
TOTAL1215100.0
100) Thining of some different types of people applying for college and applying for jobs, do you think the following types of people should be given preference in college admissions and in hiring, or not? Women (Q26E) (APPPREF5)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, should30425
2) No, should not84569.6
9) Refused655.4
TOTAL1214100.0
101) Do you think you were helped or hurt in the college admissions process because of your race or gender, or do you think it did not make a difference? (Q27) (COLHELP)
TOTAL%
1) Helped927.6
2) Hurt18315.1
3) No difference83768.9
4) Other [SPECIFY]574.7
9) Refused453.7
TOTAL1214100.0
102) Do you think you were helped or hurt in the college admissions process because of your race or gender, or do you think it did not make a difference? Other [SPECIFY] (Q27_Other) (COLHELPO)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL0
103) Do you think you will be helped or hurt in your career because of your race or gender, or do you think it will not make a difference? (Q28) (CARHELP)
TOTAL%
1) Helped14612
2) Hurt22318.4
3) No difference76062.7
4) Other [SPECIFY]252.1
9) Refused594.9
TOTAL1213100.0
104) Do you think you will be helped or hurt in your career because of your race or gender, or do you think it will not make a difference? Other [SPECIFY] (Q28_Other) (CARHELPO)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL0
105) Do you think preferences in college admissions and hiring should be made primarily to make up for past discrimination, primarily to increase diversity regardless of past discrimination, or do you think this should not be done at all? (Q29) (COLDISC)
TOTAL%
1) Make up for past discrimination1159.5
2) Increase diversity34328.3
3) Should not be done69857.5
9) Refused584.8
TOTAL1214100.0
106) In politics TODAY, do you consider yourself a Republican, Democrat, or Independent? (PARTY) (PARTY)
TOTAL%
1) Republican24920.5
2) Democrat39532.5
3) Independent23119
4) No preference25921.3
5) Other party [SPECIFY]413.4
9) Refused403.3
TOTAL1215100.0
107) In politics TODAY, do you consider yourself a Republican, Democrat, or Independent? Other [SPECIFY] (PARTY_Other) (PARTYO)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL0
108) As of today do you lean more towards the Republican Party or more towards the Democratic Party? (PARTYLN) (PARTYLN)
TOTAL%
1) Republican20638.8
2) Democrat28854.2
9) Refused377
Missing645 
TOTAL531100.0
109) Weight for total qualified respondents (weight) (WEIGHT)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL11.164