Pew 2011 National Survey of Mormons

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Percentages are weighted by 2) WEIGHT; Total Ns reported are unweighted
1) Case ID (CASEID)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL101912296956.7510934688.95
2) Weight (WEIGHT)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL101943.929
3) Ident 2 (SAMP30)
TOTAL%
1) Landline fresh sample 34
2) Cell phone fresh sample 23
3) Landline recontact (prescreened) sample 26.1
4) Cell phone recontact (prescreened) sample 17
TOTAL1019100.0
4) Region from given ZIP code (CREGION)
TOTAL%
1) Northeast 4.4
2) Midwest 8.2
3) South 16.1
4) West 71.2
TOTAL1019100.0
5) State (based on self-reported ZIP code if available, on sample information otherwise) (CSTATE)
TOTAL%
1) Utah 33.6
2) Other Western state 37.7
3) All other states 28.8
TOTAL1019100.0
6) Strata based on self-reported ZIP code (CSTRATA)
TOTAL%
1) Very high 21.5
2) High 18.4
3) Medium 9.7
4) Low 19.4
5) Very low 31
TOTAL1019100.0
7) Overall, how would you rate your community as a place to live? (Q1)
TOTAL%
1) Excellent 52
2) Good 40.3
3) Only fair 6
4) Poor 1.3
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL) .4
TOTAL1019100.0
8) Overall, are you satisfied or dissatisfied with the way things are going in your life today? (Q2)
TOTAL%
1) Satisfied 86.6
2) Dissatisfied 12.5
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL) .9
TOTAL1019100.0
9) What is your present religion, if any? (RELIG)
TOTAL%
3) Mormon (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints/LDS) 100
TOTAL1019100.0
10) And is that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the Community of Christ, or some other Mormon church? (RELIGB)
TOTAL%
1) The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 99.1
2) Community of Christ 0
96) Other Mormon .7
97) Mormon not further specified (just a Mormon) .1
99) Don't know/Refused 0
TOTAL1019100.0
11) All in all, are you satisfied or dissatisfied with the way things are going in this country today? (Q100)
TOTAL%
1) Satisfied 20.1
2) Dissatisfied 75
9) Don't know/Refused 4.9
TOTAL1019100.0
12) As I read some names, please tell me if you have a favorable or unfavorable opinion of each person: Barack Obama? (Q101A)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable 7.6
2) Mostly favorable 20.4
3) Mostly unfavorable 28.4
4) Very unfavorable 40.6
8) Can't rate 1.7
9) Refused 1.3
TOTAL1019100.0
13) As I read some names, please tell me if you have a favorable or unfavorable opinion of each person: Mitt Romney? (Q101B)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable 35.3
2) Mostly favorable 47.5
3) Mostly unfavorable 7.1
4) Very unfavorable 2.8
5) Never heard of 3.6
8) Can't rate 3.1
9) Refused .6
TOTAL1019100.0
14) As I read some names, please tell me if you have a favorable or unfavorable opinion of each person: Rick Perry? (Q101C)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable 1.5
2) Mostly favorable 27.6
3) Mostly unfavorable 33.1
4) Very unfavorable 13.5
5) Never heard of 12.2
8) Can't rate 10.7
9) Refused 1.3
TOTAL1019100.0
15) As I read some names, please tell me if you have a favorable or unfavorable opinion of each person: Sarah Palin? (Q101D)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable 11.5
2) Mostly favorable 37.1
3) Mostly unfavorable 25.6
4) Very unfavorable 16.3
5) Never heard of 1.7
8) Can't rate 7.1
9) Refused .6
TOTAL1019100.0
16) As I read some names, please tell me if you have a favorable or unfavorable opinion of each person: Harry Reid? (Q101E)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable 4.4
2) Mostly favorable 18.2
3) Mostly unfavorable 23
4) Very unfavorable 23.6
5) Never heard of 17.8
8) Can't rate 11.6
9) Refused 1.4
TOTAL1019100.0
17) As I read some names, please tell me if you have a favorable or unfavorable opinion of each person: Hillary Clinton? (Q101F)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable 9.5
2) Mostly favorable 32.2
3) Mostly unfavorable 31.2
4) Very unfavorable 23
8) Can't rate 3.2
9) Refused .9
TOTAL1019100.0
18) As I read some names, please tell me if you have a favorable or unfavorable opinion of each person: Jon Huntsman, Junior? (Q101G)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable 10.9
2) Mostly favorable 36.1
3) Mostly unfavorable 17.4
4) Very unfavorable 5.5
5) Never heard of 17.7
8) Can't rate 11.5
9) Refused .9
TOTAL1019100.0
19) As I read some names, please tell me if you have a favorable or unfavorable opinion of each person: Herman Cain? (Q101H)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable 9.1
2) Mostly favorable 33.8
3) Mostly unfavorable 24.3
4) Very unfavorable 9.7
5) Never heard of 12.2
8) Can't rate 9.8
9) Refused 1.2
TOTAL1019100.0
20) Which statement comes closer to your own views -- even if neither is exactly right? (Q103)
TOTAL%
1) Homosexuality should be accepted by society 25.8
2) Homosexuality should be discouraged by society 65.2
3) Neither/both equally 6.4
9) Don't know/Refused 2.6
TOTAL1019100.0
21) Which statement comes closer to your own views -- even if neither is exactly right? (Q104)
TOTAL%
1) Immigrants today strengthen our country because of their hard work and talents 44.9
2) Immigrants today are a burden on our country because they take our jobs, housing and health care 40.7
3) Neither/both equally 8.8
9) Don't know/Refused 5.6
TOTAL1019100.0
22) If you had to choose, would you rather have a smaller government providing fewer services, or a bigger government providing more services? (Q106)
TOTAL%
1) Smaller government, fewer services 74.9
2) Bigger government, more services 20.5
3) Depends 1.2
9) Don't know/Refused 3.4
TOTAL1019100.0
23) Being successful in a high-paying career or profession, is that one of the most important things in your life, OR is it very important but not one of the most important things, OR somewhat important, or not important? (Q200A)
TOTAL%
1) One of the most important things 6.9
2) Very important but not one of the most important things 36.9
3) Somewhat important 39.7
4) Not important 15.9
9) Don't know/Refused .6
TOTAL1019100.0
24) Having a successful marriage, is that one of the most important things in your life, OR is it very important but not one of the most important things, OR somewhat important, or not important? (Q200B)
TOTAL%
1) One of the most important things 73.2
2) Very important but not one of the most important things 21.6
3) Somewhat important 2.8
4) Not important 1.7
9) Don't know/Refused .7
TOTAL1019100.0
25) Living a very religious life, is that one of the most important things in your life, OR is it very important but not one of the most important things, OR somewhat important, or not important? (Q200C)
TOTAL%
1) One of the most important things 55.5
2) Very important but not one of the most important things 29.5
3) Somewhat important 12.7
4) Not important 2.2
9) Don't know/Refused 0
TOTAL1019100.0
26) Being a good parent, is that one of the most important things in your life, OR is it very important but not one of the most important things, OR somewhat important, or not important? (Q200D)
TOTAL%
1) One of the most important things 81.2
2) Very important but not one of the most important things 16.8
3) Somewhat important .8
4) Not important .4
9) Don't know/Refused .8
TOTAL1019100.0
27) Having lots of free time to relax or do things you want to do, is that one of the most important things in your life, OR is it very important but not one of the most important things, OR somewhat important, or not important? (Q200E)
TOTAL%
1) One of the most important things 7.3
2) Very important but not one of the most important things 36.9
3) Somewhat important 46.8
4) Not important 8.8
9) Don't know/Refused .2
TOTAL1019100.0
28) Are you currently married, living with a partner, divorced, separated, widowed, or have you been married? (MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Married 66.4
2) Living with a partner 1.9
3) Divorced 8.7
4) Separated .4
5) Widowed 6.1
6) Never been married 16.4
9) Don't know/Refused .1
TOTAL1019100.0
29) What kind of marriage do you think is the more satisfying way of life? (Q206)
TOTAL%
1) One where the husband provides for the family and the wife takes care of the house and children 57.7
2) One where the husband and wife both have jobs and both take care of the house and children 38
9) Don't know/Refused 4.3
TOTAL1019100.0
30) Do you personally believe that having an abortion is morally acceptable, morally wrong, or is it not a moral issue? (Q208A)
TOTAL%
1) Morally acceptable 4.3
2) Morally wrong 74
3) Not a moral issue 8.8
4) Depends on a situation 11.2
9) Don't know/Refused 1.8
TOTAL1019100.0
31) Do you personally believe that divorce is morally acceptable, morally wrong, or is it not a moral issue? (Q208C)
TOTAL%
1) Morally acceptable 15.6
2) Morally wrong 25.3
3) Not a moral issue 45.8
4) Depends on a situation 11.5
9) Don't know/Refused 1.8
TOTAL1019100.0
32) Do you personally believe that polygamy -- having more than one wife is morally acceptable, morally wrong, or is it not a moral issue? (Q208D)
TOTAL%
1) Morally acceptable 1.8
2) Morally wrong 85.7
3) Not a moral issue 10.9
4) Depends on a situation 1
9) Don't know/Refused .7
TOTAL1019100.0
33) Do you personally believe that sex between unmarried adults is morally acceptable, morally wrong, or is it not a moral issue? (Q208F)
TOTAL%
1) Morally acceptable 6.9
2) Morally wrong 79.1
3) Not a moral issue 12.8
4) Depends on a situation .5
9) Don't know/Refused .6
TOTAL1019100.0
34) Do you personally believe that drinking alcohol is morally acceptable, morally wrong, or is it not a moral issue? (Q208G)
TOTAL%
1) Morally acceptable 6.4
2) Morally wrong 53.5
3) Not a moral issue 38.1
4) Depends on a situation 1.1
9) Don't know/Refused .9
TOTAL1019100.0
35) Just your impression, in the United States today, is there a lot of discrimination against Evangelical Christians, or not? (Q209A)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, there is a lot of discrimination 18.7
2) No, not a lot of discrimination 70.5
9) Don't know/Refused 10.8
TOTAL1019100.0
36) Just your impression, in the United States today, is there a lot of discrimination against Muslims, or not? (Q209B)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, there is a lot of discrimination 54.8
2) No, not a lot of discrimination 36.6
9) Don't know/Refused 8.6
TOTAL1019100.0
37) Just your impression, in the United States today, is there a lot of discrimination against Atheists, that is, people who don't believe in God, or not? (Q209C)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, there is a lot of discrimination 12.8
2) No, not a lot of discrimination 79.5
9) Don't know/Refused 7.7
TOTAL1019100.0
38) Just your impression, in the United States today, is there a lot of discrimination against Mormons, or not? (Q209D)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, there is a lot of discrimination 45.9
2) No, not a lot of discrimination 50.9
9) Don't know/Refused 3.2
TOTAL1019100.0
39) Just your impression, in the United States today, is there a lot of discrimination against blacks, or not? (Q209E)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, there is a lot of discrimination 30.9
2) No, not a lot of discrimination 65.7
9) Don't know/Refused 3.4
TOTAL1019100.0
40) Just your impression, in the United States today, is there a lot of discrimination against gays and lesbians, or not? (Q209F)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, there is a lot of discrimination 59.2
2) No, not a lot of discrimination 34.8
9) Don't know/Refused 6
TOTAL1019100.0
41) In your own words, what do you think are the most important problems facing Mormons living in the United States today? (FIRST MENTION) (Q300OE_1)
TOTAL%
1) Misconceptions/Misunderstandings/Ignorance about Mormons/Mormonism (general) 28.9
2) Not seen as Christian 6.3
3) Seen as a cult/sect 3.5
4) Seen as polygamists 2.6
5) Discrimination 4.1
6) Prejudice/Bias/Criticism/Stigma/Others judgmental 4
7) Acceptance (by society/others) / Mistrust 4
8) Moral issues/Moral decline/Immorality 3.9
9) Difficulty living religion/Living up to standards 3.9
10) Family issues/Decline of family 3.5
11) Government interference 1.3
12) Economy/Jobs/Finances 1.5
14) Lack of communicating with others about Mormonism .9
15) Outside pressures/Influence/Temptations 1.7
16) Media/TV/Movies .8
17) Confusion because of other groups claiming to be Mormon .7
18) Divorce/Devaluing of marriage .9
19) Pornography 1.4
20) Same as everyone/Other religions 2.5
21) People don't want to learn/Try to learn about Mormons/Mormonism .2
22) Defending/Standing up for beliefs, principles, values .3
40) Other 7.3
90) None 10.6
98) Unclear .1
99) Don't Know/Refused 5
Missing506 
TOTAL513100.0
42) In your own words, what do you think are the most important problems facing Mormons living in the United States today? (SECOND MENTION) (Q300OE_2)
TOTAL%
1) Misconceptions/Misunderstandings/Ignorance about Mormons/Mormonism (general) 14.4
2) Not seen as Christian 11.5
3) Seen as a cult/sect 9.2
4) Seen as polygamists 11.8
5) Discrimination 5.6
6) Prejudice/Bias/Criticism/Stigma/Others judgmental 4.8
7) Acceptance (by society/others) / Mistrust 1.2
8) Moral issues/Moral decline/Immorality 2.3
9) Difficulty living religion/Living up to standards 4.3
10) Family issues/Decline of family 1.9
11) Government interference .1
12) Economy/Jobs/Finances 5.9
14) Lack of Communicating with others about Mormonism 2.3
15) Outside Pressures/Influence/Temptations 2
16) Media/TV/Movies 3.6
17) Confusion because of other groups claiming to be Mormon 1
18) Divorce/Devaluing of marriage 2
19) Pornography .6
20) Same as everyone/Other religions .9
21) People don't want to learn/Try to learn about Mormons/Mormonism 2.9
22) Defending/Standing up for beliefs, principles, values 1.6
40) Other 10
Missing863 
TOTAL156100.0
43) In your own words, what do you think are the most important problems facing Mormons living in the United States today? (SECOND MENTION) (Q300OE_3)
TOTAL%
1) Misconceptions/Misunderstandings/Ignorance about Mormons/Mormonism (general) 1.9
2) Not seen as Christian 19.9
3) Seen as a cult/sect 8.3
4) Seen as polygamists .5
6) Prejudice/Bias/Criticism/Stigma/Others judgmental 1.9
8) Moral issues/Moral decline/Immorality 12.6
9) Difficulty living religion/Living up to standards .5
10) Family issues/Decline of family 16
14) Lack of communicating with others about Mormonism 6.3
16) Media/TV/Movies 7.8
17) Confusion because of other groups claiming to be Mormon 1.9
18) Divorce/Devaluing of marriage 1.5
19) Pornography 3.4
21) People don't want to learn/Try to learn about Mormons/Mormonism 1.5
22) Defending/Standing up for beliefs, principles, values 2.4
40) Other 13.6
Missing975 
TOTAL44100.0
44) Open end first mention (coded like open end, not one word) (Q301OE_1)
TOTAL%
1) Christian/Christ-like/Christ-centered 17.3
2) Jesus/Jesus Christ/Christ 5.2
3) Committed/Commitment/Dedicated 1.9
4) Devout/Devoted 2.3
5) Faith/Faithful 11.8
6) Happy/Happiness/Joy 3.4
7) Religious 2.7
8) Caring/Compassionate/Kind 3.6
9) Loving/Love .7
10) Charity/Charitable 1.3
11) Family/Family oriented/Family values 10.5
12) Friendly 1.1
13) Good 3.6
14) Hardworking/Industrious 2.1
15) Honest/Honesty/Trustworthy/Integrity 4.8
16) Honor/Honorable 1.1
17) Moral/Morality/Virtuous/Righteous 2.3
18) Peculiar/Different .5
19) Service/Serving 1.6
20) Spiritual 2
21) Clean 1.8
22) Accepting/Tolerant .2
23) Generous/Giving .3
24) Hopeful .4
25) Helpful/Helping .2
26) God 1.2
40) Other 14.7
90) None .8
99) DK/No Answer .8
Missing513 
TOTAL506100.0
45) Open end second mention (coded like open end, not one word) (Q301OE_2)
TOTAL%
5) Faith/Faithful 29.4
8) Caring/Compassionate/Kind 5.9
11) Family/Family oriented/Family values 2.9
15) Honest/Honesty/Trustworthy/Integrity 20.6
17) Moral/Morality/Virtuous/Righteous 2.9
22) Accepting/Tolerant 23.5
40) Other 14.7
Missing1008 
TOTAL11100.0
46) How many of your close friends are Mormons? Would you say all of them, most of them, some of them, or hardly any of them? (Q302)
TOTAL%
1) All of them 3.7
2) Most of them 53.2
3) Some of them 33.1
4) Hardly any of them 8.9
5) None of them .6
9) Don't know/Refused .5
TOTAL1019100.0
47) How much do you think the American people as a whole know about the Mormon religion and its practices? (Q303)
TOTAL%
1) A great deal 3.9
2) Some 33
3) Not too much 57.7
4) Nothing at all 4.3
9) Don't know/Refused 1.1
TOTAL1019100.0
48) Overall, would you say the way Mormons are portrayed in television and movies helps, hurts, or has no effect on society's image of Mormons in general? (Q304)
TOTAL%
1) Helps 15.1
2) Hurts 53.5
3) No effect 21.6
4) Depends 3.7
9) Don't know/Refused 6
TOTAL1019100.0
49) Do you think that coverage of Mormons and Mormonism by American news organizations is generally fair or unfair?/D (Q305)
TOTAL%
1) Fair 52.4
2) Unfair 37.9
3) Depends 4.8
9) Don't know/Refused 4.9
TOTAL1019100.0
50) Do you feel that the Democratic Party is generally friendly, neutral, or unfriendly towards Mormons? (Q306A)
TOTAL%
1) Friendly 16.6
2) Neutral 42.4
3) Unfriendly 30.4
9) Don't know/Refused 10.6
TOTAL1019100.0
51) Do you feel that the Republican Party is generally friendly, neutral, or unfriendly towards Mormons? (Q306B)
TOTAL%
1) Friendly 39.2
2) Neutral 40.8
3) Unfriendly 10.3
9) Don't know/Refused 9.7
TOTAL1019100.0
52) And do you feel that Evangelical Christians are generally friendly, neutral, or unfriendly toward Mormons? (Q307A)
TOTAL%
1) Friendly 17.6
2) Neutral 21.1
3) Unfriendly 49.8
9) Don't know/Refused 11.4
TOTAL1019100.0
53) And do you feel that people who are not religious are generally friendly, neutral, or unfriendly toward Mormons? (Q307B)
TOTAL%
1) Friendly 22.7
2) Neutral 49.6
3) Unfriendly 22.2
9) Don't know/Refused 5.5
TOTAL1019100.0
54) Do you think that the American people as a whole see Mormonism as a part of mainstream American society, or don't you think so? (Q309)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, the American people as a whole see Mormonism as part of mainstream American society 27.7
2) No, don't think so 67.7
3) Other/Depends .5
9) Don't know/Refused 4.1
TOTAL1019100.0
55) And do you think the American people as a whole are becoming more likely or less likely to see Mormonism as part of mainstream American society, or is this not changing very much? (Q310)
TOTAL%
1) More likely 62.8
2) Less likely 5.4
3) Not changing very much 28.6
9) Don't know/Refused 3.2
TOTAL1019100.0
56) And in your own view, do you think that the American people as a whole are ready to elect a Mormon as president, or not? (Q311)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, the American people are ready to elect a Mormon as president 56.2
2) No, American people are not ready to elect a Mormon as president 31.5
3) Other/Depends 3.5
9) Don't know/Refused 8.8
TOTAL1019100.0
57) Aside from weddings and funerals, how often do you attend religious services -- more than once a week, once a week, once or twice a month, a few times a year, seldom, or never? (ATTEND)
TOTAL%
1) More than once a week 30
2) Once a week 47.2
3) Once or twice a month 9.2
4) A few times a year 5.8
5) Seldom 5
6) Never 2.5
9) Don't know/Refused .2
TOTAL1019100.0
58) How important is religion in your life -- very important, somewhat important, not too important, or not at all important? (Q405)
TOTAL%
1) Very important 82.4
2) Somewhat important 13.4
3) Not too important 3.2
4) Not at all important 1
9) Don't know/Refused 0
TOTAL1019100.0
59) How active are you in the LDS/Mormon Church? (Q406)
TOTAL%
1) Very active 66.7
2) Somewhat active 18.5
3) Not too active 9.6
4) Not at all active 5
9) Don't know/Refused .2
TOTAL1019100.0
60) Which statement comes closer to your own views -- even if neither is exactly right? (Q408)
TOTAL%
1) The Book of Mormon was WRITTEN by Joseph Smith 7.9
2) The Book of Mormon was written by ancient prophets and TRANSLATED by Joseph Smith 91.4
3) Other/Neither/Both equally .1
9) Don't know/Refused .6
TOTAL1019100.0
61) Which, if any, of the following do you believe in? Do you believe that Jesus rose from the dead, or not? (Q409A)
TOTAL%
1) Yes 97.9
2) No 1.6
9) Don't know/Refused .6
TOTAL1019100.0
62) Which, if any, of the following do you believe in? Do you believe that God the father and Jesus Christ are separate, physical beings, or not? (Q409B)
TOTAL%
1) Yes 94.3
2) No 4.7
9) Don't know/Refused 1.1
TOTAL1019100.0
63) Which, if any, of the following do you believe in? Do you believe that the president of the LDS/Mormon Church is a prophet of God, or not? (Q409C)
TOTAL%
1) Yes 94.1
2) No 4.9
9) Don't know/Refused 1
TOTAL1019100.0
64) Which, if any, of the following do you believe in? Do you believe that families can be bound together eternally in Temple ceremonies, or not? (Q409D)
TOTAL%
1) Yes 95.1
2) No 3.8
9) Don't know/Refused 1.1
TOTAL1019100.0
65) Which, if any, of the following do you believe in? Do you believe that women who are dedicated members of the LDS/Mormon Church should be ordained to the priesthood, or not? (Q409E)
TOTAL%
1) Yes 10.7
2) No 86.9
9) Don't know/Refused 2.4
TOTAL1019100.0
66) Which, if any, of the following do you believe in? Do you believe in yoga, not just as exercise, but as a spiritual practice, or not? (Q409F)
TOTAL%
1) Yes 27.3
2) No 56.5
9) Don't know/Refused 16.3
TOTAL1019100.0
67) Which, if any, of the following do you believe in? Do you believe in reincarnation, that people will be reborn in this world again and again, or not? (Q409G)
TOTAL%
1) Yes 11.2
2) No 86.6
9) Don't know/Refused 2.2
TOTAL1019100.0
68) Which statement comes closer to your own views -- even if neither is exactly right? (Q410)
TOTAL%
1) Some teachings of the LDS/Mormon Church are hard for me to believe 22.5
2) I believe wholeheartedly in all the teachings of the (LDS Church/ Mormon Church) 76.9
3) Neither/Both equally .4
9) Don't know/Refused .2
TOTAL1019100.0
69) Is believing that Joseph Smith actually saw God the Father and Jesus Christ essential for being a good Mormon, important but not essential, not too important, or not at all important for being a good Mormon? (Q411A)
TOTAL%
1) Essential 79.8
2) Important but not essential 12.8
3) Not too important 3.7
4) Not at all important 2.2
9) Don't know/Refused 1.5
TOTAL1019100.0
70) Is not drinking coffee and tea essential for being a good Mormon, important but not essential, not too important, or not at all important for being a good Mormon? (Q411C)
TOTAL%
1) Essential 49.3
2) Important but not essential 32.4
3) Not too important 11.4
4) Not at all important 5.8
9) Don't know/Refused 1.1
TOTAL1019100.0
71) Is working to help the poor and needy essential for being a good Mormon, important but not essential, not too important, or not at all important for being a good Mormon? (Q411E)
TOTAL%
1) Essential 73.4
2) Important but not essential 23.7
3) Not too important 2.1
4) Not at all important .5
9) Don't know/Refused .3
TOTAL1019100.0
72) Is having regular family home evenings or family nights essential for being a good Mormon, important but not essential, not too important, or not at all important for being a good Mormon? (Q411F)
TOTAL%
1) Essential 50.8
2) Important but not essential 45.4
3) Not too important 2.9
4) Not at all important .8
9) Don't know/Refused .1
TOTAL1019100.0
73) Is not watching R-rated movies essential for being a good Mormon, important but not essential, not too important, or not at all important for being a good Mormon? (Q411G)
TOTAL%
1) Essential 32.3
2) Important but not essential 47.2
3) Not too important 13.6
4) Not at all important 5.3
9) Don't know/Refused 1.5
TOTAL1019100.0
74) People practice their religion in different ways. Outside of attending religious services, do you pray several times a day, once a day, a few times a week, once a week, a few times a month, seldom, or never? (Q412)
TOTAL%
1) Several times a day 64.4
2) Once a day 19
3) A few times a week 7.9
4) Once a week .9
5) A few times a month 1.8
6) Seldom 4
7) Never 1.4
9) Don't know/Refused .6
TOTAL1019100.0
75) Have you served a full-time proselyting mission for the LDS/Mormon Church, or not? (Q413)
TOTAL%
1) Yes 27.2
2) No 72.6
9) Don't know/Refused .2
TOTAL1019100.0
76) How valuable would you say your missionary work was in terms of helping you to grow in your own faith? (Q414A)
TOTAL%
1) Very valuable 92.4
2) Somewhat valuable 6.7
3) Not too valuable .2
9) Don't know/Refused .7
Missing698 
TOTAL321100.0
77) How valuable would you say your missionary work was in terms of preparing you to be successful in a job or career? (Q414B)
TOTAL%
1) Very valuable 79.6
2) Somewhat valuable 11.6
3) Not too valuable 2.8
4) Not at all valuable 1.2
5) Not applicable/Did not have career or served mission after career 3.6
9) Don't know/Refused 1.3
Missing698 
TOTAL321100.0
78) How valuable would you say your missionary work was in terms of gaining converts to the Mormon faith? (Q414C)
TOTAL%
1) Very valuable 56
2) Somewhat valuable 36.5
3) Not too valuable 5.9
4) Not at all valuable .3
9) Don't know/Refused 1.4
Missing698 
TOTAL321100.0
79) Do you pay tithing, that is donate 10 percent or more of your income to the LDS/Mormon Church, or don't you do this? (Q416)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, pay tithing 78.6
2) No, do not pay tithing 19.5
3) Donate money to church, but not a full 10 percent 1
9) Don't know/Refused 1
TOTAL1019100.0
80) Do you keep a supply of food in storage, to have available in case of emergencies or disasters, or don't you do this? (Q417)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, keep a supply of food in storage 81.7
2) No, don't do this 17.7
9) Don't know/Refused .6
TOTAL1019100.0
81) About how much food do you keep in storage? (Q418)
TOTAL%
1) Less than three month's worth 27.7
2) About three month's worth 28.3
3) More than three month's worth 42.4
9) Don't know/Refused 1.5
Missing137 
TOTAL882100.0
82) Do you hold a current temple recommend, or not? (Q419)
TOTAL%
1) Yes 65.1
2) No 34
9) Don't know/Refused .9
TOTAL1019100.0
83) From what you know, do you think that the Catholic religion and your own religion are very similar, somewhat similar, somewhat different, or very different? (Q421A)
TOTAL%
1) Very similar 8.7
2) Somewhat similar 37.7
3) Somewhat different 25.1
4) Very different 24.6
9) Don't know/Refused 4
TOTAL1019100.0
84) From what you know, do you think that the evangelical Protestant religion and your own religion are very similar, somewhat similar, somewhat different, or very different? (Q421B)
TOTAL%
1) Very similar 6.3
2) Somewhat similar 33.8
3) Somewhat different 26.3
4) Very different 18.2
9) Don't know/Refused 15.4
TOTAL1019100.0
85) From what you know, do you think that the Jewish religion and your own religion are very similar, somewhat similar, somewhat different, or very different? (Q421C)
TOTAL%
1) Very similar 8
2) Somewhat similar 31.8
3) Somewhat different 23.5
4) Very different 24.7
9) Don't know/Refused 12
TOTAL1019100.0
86) From what you know, do you think that the Muslim religion and your own religion are very similar, somewhat similar, somewhat different, or very different? (Q421D)
TOTAL%
1) Very similar 2
2) Somewhat similar 17.9
3) Somewhat different 15.6
4) Very different 47.8
9) Don't know/Refused 16.7
TOTAL1019100.0
87) Thinking about when you were a child, in what religion were you raised, if any? (Q430)
TOTAL%
1) Protestant 12.6
2) Roman Catholic 8.1
3) Mormon 73.7
4) Orthodox (Greek, Russian, or some other Orthodox church) .2
5) Jewish .1
6) Muslim 0
9) Atheist (do not believe in God) .1
10) Agnostic (not sure if there is a God) .2
11) Something else (SPECIFY) .1
12) Nothing in particular 3.5
13) (DO NOT READ) Christian 1.3
TOTAL1019100.0
88) Recoded variable indicating age at which respondent said they became Mormon (Q432REC)
TOTAL%
1) Under 15 years old 15.6
2) Age 15-19 13.7
3) Age 20-24 22.3
4) Age 25-29 17.2
5) Age 30 or older 28.5
99) Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 2.6
Missing764 
TOTAL255100.0
89) And just in your own words, what would you say is the main reason that you became Mormon? (FIRST MENTION) (Q433OE_1)
TOTAL%
37) Disagreement with former religion's specific teachings/beliefs/rituals/policies 3.4
40) Did not understand former religion .7
43) Generic stopped believing, lost faith, stopped being religious, began questioning, became skeptical .1
50) Found the truth / like teachings of current religion/current religion made sense 30.2
60) Beliefs of eternal family 2.1
88) Respondent believes in Bible/Book of Mormon/former religion did not adhere closely enough 7.9
200) Emphasis on family values 5.1
370) Liked current religious worship services/practices/prayers/meditations, etc. 2.2
371) Just don't like religion or former religion/wasn't right for me .5
373) Just liked current religion 1.1
376) Like leadership, structure of current religion .2
396) Liked people in religion/in a particular church/people in religion or church were nice or helpful 2.5
407) Felt connected, comfortable, welcome/good fit/felt right/liked atmosphere 3.9
430) Invitation/influence/example/outreach of church member, friend, neighbor, or other person 2.9
431) Missionaries 4.9
443) Positive childhood experience/experience at religious school .3
450) Wanted social interaction/social reasons .2
482) Spiritual awakening .1
485) Wanted to be a better person, mother, father, spouse, etc. .2
488) Looking for something/looking for answers/missing something/ looking for something deeper 3.4
503) Tangible benefits of religion/good things happen to believers/found more joy, fulfillment etc. / gives guidance .7
508) Calling from God/ led by prayer or revelation/spoke to my heart/miracle/spirit moved me 10.6
509) Saved/accepted Jesus/born-again/grace/became convicted .1
510) Need for Jesus/need to be saved/don't want to go to hell/want eternal life .7
520) Marriage/because of spouse 5
532) Parents' decision/influence of parents 1.8
535) Other family reason/cultural reason/ heritage 4.5
541) Joined military .1
546) Other lifecycle reason/life event .6
699) Other reason 3.4
999) Don't know/Refused .8
Missing764 
TOTAL255100.0
90) And just in your own words, what would you say is the main reason that you became Mormon? (SECOND MENTION) (Q433OE_2)
TOTAL%
50) Found the truth/like teachings of current religion/current religion made sense 24.4
60) Beliefs of eternal family 3.7
88) Respondent believes in Bible/Book of Mormon/former religion did not adhere closely enough 20.7
200) Emphasis on family values 1.2
371) Just don't like religion or former religion/wasn't right for me .4
385) People at a particular parish/congregation/church were mean, unkind, not generous, etc. .4
393) Like particular pastor/joined because of influence of particular pastor .4
396) Liked people in religion/in a particular church/people in religion or church were nice or helpful 5.4
430) Invitation/influence/example/outreach of church member, friend, neighbor, or other person 4.1
431) Missionaries .8
450) Wanted social interaction/social reasons 2.5
503) Tangible benefits of religion/good things happen to believers/found more joy, fulfillment etc./gives guidance 3.7
508) Calling from God/ led by prayer or revelation/spoke to my heart/miracle/ spirit moved me 27.3
510) Need for Jesus/need to be saved/don't want to go to hell/want eternal life .4
520) Marriage/because of spouse 3.7
699) Other reason .8
Missing967 
TOTAL52100.0
91) And just in your own words, what would you say is the main reason that you became Mormon? (THIRD MENTION) (Q433OE_3)
TOTAL%
50) Found the truth/like teachings of current religion/current religion made sense 70
88) Respondent believes in Bible/Book of Mormon/former religion did not adhere closely enough 3.3
396) Liked people in religion/in a particular church/people in religion or church were nice or helpful 6.7
416) Liked Sunday school/other programs offered at church/former religion didn't offer programs 13.3
431) Missionaries 6.7
Missing1012 
TOTAL7100.0
92) And what is your spouse's/partner's religion, if any? (Q440)
TOTAL%
1) Protestant 5.6
2) Roman Catholic 2.5
3) Mormon 85.1
5) Jewish 0
6) Muslim .1
7) Buddhist .5
9) Atheist (do not believe in God) .4
10) Agnostic (not sure if there is a God) .9
11) Something else (SPECIFY) .1
12) Nothing in particular 3.8
13) (DO NOT READ) Christian .2
99) (DO NOT READ) Don't know/Refused .8
Missing260 
TOTAL759100.0
93) Some non-Mormons say that Mormonism is not a Christian religion. Others say that it is. In your own view, do you think of Mormonism as a Christian religion, or is it not a Christian religion? (Q442)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, I think of Mormonism a Christian religion 97.3
2) No, it is not a Christian religion 1.7
9) Don't know/Refused 1
TOTAL1019100.0
94) Respondent's gender (SEX)
TOTAL%
1) Male 50.3
2) Female 49.7
TOTAL1019100.0
95) Recoded age variable (AGEREC)
TOTAL%
1) Age 18-29 23.1
2) Age 30-49 35
3) Age 50-64 23.3
4) Age 65 or older 18.1
9) Don't know/Refused .6
TOTAL1019100.0
96) Recoded educational attainment variable (EDUCREC)
TOTAL%
1) High school or less 36
2) Some college 33.1
3) College graduate 19
4) Post-graduate training after college 11.9
TOTAL1019100.0
97) Recoded race/ethnicity variable (RACETREC)
TOTAL%
1) White non-Hispanic 87.1
2) Non-white 12.3
9) Don't know/Refused .5
TOTAL1019100.0
98) Recoded 2010 family income variable (INCREC)
TOTAL%
1) $30,000 or less 25.4
2) $30,000 to under $50,000 23.4
3) $50,000 to under $100,000 28.7
4) $100,000 or more 12.7
99) Don't know/Refused 9.7
TOTAL1019100.0
99) Vote registration: Which of the statements best describes you? (REGA)
TOTAL%
1) Are you absolutely certain that you are registered to vote at your current address, or 75.7
2) Are you probably registered, but there is a chance your registration has lapsed, or 6.7
3) Are you not registered to vote at your current address 17.1
9) Don't know/Refused .5
TOTAL1019100.0
100) In politics TODAY, do you consider yourself a Republican, Democrat, or independent? (PARTY)
TOTAL%
1) Republican 48.7
2) Democrat 12.4
3) Independent 31.5
4) No preference 3.8
5) Other party 1.5
9) Don't know/Refused 2.1
TOTAL1019100.0
101) As of today do you lean more to the Republican Party or more to the Democratic Party? (PARTYIN)
TOTAL%
1) Republican 60.1
2) Democrat 12.4
9) Don't know/Refused 27.6
Missing647 
TOTAL372100.0
102) In general, would you describe your political views as… (IDEO)
TOTAL%
1) Very conservative 18.8
2) Conservative 47.2
3) Moderate 22.2
4) Liberal 5.8
5) Very liberal 2.2
9) Don't know/Refused 3.9
TOTAL1019100.0
103) From what you know, do you agree or disagree with the Tea Party movement, or don't you have an opinion either way? (TEAPAR2)
TOTAL%
1) Agree 34.2
2) Disagree 15.6
3) No opinion either way 46.9
8) Haven't heard of 1.9
9) Refused 1.4
TOTAL1019100.0
104) Recoded indicator of the total number of people (adults and children) in respondent's household (HH1REC)
TOTAL%
1) One 11.9
2) Two 27.7
3) Three 16
4) Four 12.8
5) Five or more 30.7
99) Don't know/Refused .9
TOTAL1019100.0
105) Recoded indicator of the number of children under age 18 in respondent's household (HH2REC)
TOTAL%
0) Zero 45.1
1) One 16.5
2) Two 11.5
3) Three or more 26.9
Missing145 
TOTAL874100.0
106) Recoded indicator of the number of biological children who were ever born alive to respondent (FERTREC)
TOTAL%
0) Zero 24.1
1) One 10.5
2) Two 14.7
3) Three or more 49.9
99) Don't know/Refused .8
TOTAL1019100.0
107) Recoded age variable (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-AGE)
TOTAL%
1) Age 18-29 23.3
2) Age 30-49 35.2
3) Age 50-64 23.4
4) Age 65 or older 18.2
Missing2 
TOTAL1017100.0
108) Recoded educational attainment variable (for use with online analysis) (I-EDUC)
TOTAL%
1) High school or less 36
2) Some college 33.1
3) College graduate 19
4) Post-graduate training after college 11.9
TOTAL1019100.0
109) Recoded 2010 family income variable (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-INCOME)
TOTAL%
1) $30,000 or less 28.2
2) $30,000 to under $50,000 25.9
3) $50,000 to under $100,000 31.8
4) $100,000 or more 14.1
Missing97 
TOTAL922100.0
110) Respondent's gender (for use with online analysis) (I-SEX)
TOTAL%
1) Male 50.3
2) Female 49.7
TOTAL1019100.0