News Interest Index, October 2003

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All frequencies weighted by 125) WEIGHT
1) Respondent ID (RID)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL267211421.908576.54
2) BATCH (BATCH)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL0
3) Interview date (INTDATE)
TOTAL%
15) October 15, 200383131.1
16) October 16, 200367125.1
17) October 17, 200348318.1
18) October 18, 200348018
19) October 19, 20032077.7
TOTAL2672100.0
4) Interviewer ID (INTID)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL26723002000.531202.69
5) Time zone (TIMEZONE)
TOTAL%
1) Central78029.2
2) Eastern127447.7
3) Indiana (not DST)622.3
4) Mountain1335
5) Pacific37914.2
6) Arizona (not DST)431.6
TOTAL2671100.0
6) Rep number (REP)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL267232.4619.25
7) Phone Type (PHOTYP)
TOTAL%
0) Unlisted63523.8
1) Listed91434.2
2) Business913.4
3) Protected103138.6
TOTAL2671100.0
8) Region of country (CREGION)
TOTAL%
1) Northeast53319.9
2) Midwest64424.1
3) South94435.3
4) West55120.6
TOTAL2672100.0
9) FIPS code (FIPS)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL267229833.0815659.15
10) MSA, Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL267223652.3516048.27
11) Community Type (USR)
TOTAL%
1) Urban82931
2) Suburban125046.8
3) Rural59222.2
TOTAL2671100.0
12) Phone Type 2 (PHOTYP2)
TOTAL%
0) Unlisted63523.8
1) Listed91434.2
2) Business913.4
3) Protected103138.6
TOTAL2671100.0
13) Form (FORM)
TOTAL%
1) 1130949
2) 2136251
TOTAL2671100.0
14) Do you approve or disapprove of the way George W. Bush is handling his job as President? (BUSHAPRV)
TOTAL%
1) Approve134450.3
2) Disapprove112342
9) Don't know/Refused2057.7
TOTAL2672100.0
15) All in all, are you satisfied or dissatisfied with the way things are going in this country today? (COUNTRY)
TOTAL%
1) Satisfied100537.6
2) Dissatisfied151156.5
9) Don't know/Refused1565.8
TOTAL2672100.0
16) Now I will read a list of some stories covered by news organizations this past month. As I read each item, tell me if you happened to follow this news story very closely, fairly closely, not too closely, or not at all closely: The race for the Democratic presidential nomination (FLWNEWS1)
TOTAL%
1) Very closely32212.1
2) Fairly closely73527.5
3) Not too closely74227.8
4) Not at all closely85532
9) Don't know/Refused18.7
TOTAL2672100.0
17) Now I will read a list of some stories covered by news organizations this past month. As I read each item, tell me if you happened to follow this news story very closely, fairly closely, not too closely, or not at all closely: The California recall election (FLWNEWS2)
TOTAL%
1) Very closely26720.4
2) Fairly closely46135.2
3) Not too closely29722.7
4) Not at all closely27521
9) Don't know/Refused10.8
Missing1362 
TOTAL1310100.0
18) Now I will read a list of some stories covered by news organizations this past month. As I read each item, tell me if you happened to follow this news story very closely, fairly closely, not too closely, or not at all closely: News about the current situation in Iraq (FLWNEWS3)
TOTAL%
1) Very closely49337.6
2) Fairly closely53040.5
3) Not too closely18514.1
4) Not at all closely947.2
9) Don't know/Refused8.6
Missing1362 
TOTAL1310100.0
19) Now I will read a list of some stories covered by news organizations this past month. As I read each item, tell me if 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 (FLWNEWS4)
TOTAL%
1) Very closely43231.7
2) Fairly closely53239.1
3) Not too closely22616.6
4) Not at all closely15911.7
9) Don't know/Refused131
Missing1309 
TOTAL1362100.0
20) Now I will read a list of some stories covered by news organizations this past month. As I read each item, tell me if you happened to follow this news story very closely, fairly closely, not too closely, or not at all closely: Reports that a White House official may have leaked classified information about a CIA agent (FLWNEWS5)
TOTAL%
1) Very closely21315.7
2) Fairly closely42731.4
3) Not too closely32924.2
4) Not at all closely37327.4
9) Don't know/Refused191.4
Missing1309 
TOTAL1361100.0
21) Now I will read a list of some stories covered by news organizations this past month. As I read each item, tell me if you happened to follow this news story very closely, fairly closely, not too closely, or not at all closely: Basketball star Kobe Bryant being accused of sexual assault (FLWNEWS6)
TOTAL%
1) Very closely36613.7
2) Fairly closely75228.1
3) Not too closely78529.4
4) Not at all closely74027.7
9) Don't know/Refused291.1
TOTAL2672100.0
22) In general, do you think news reports are making the situation in Iraq seem worse than it really is or better than it really is, or are reports showing the situation about the way it really is? (NEWSIRAQ)
TOTAL%
1) Worse102138.2
2) Better37714.1
3) About the way it really is96636.2
9) Don't know/Refused30811.5
TOTAL2672100.0
23) [ASK ONLY IF FORM= 1] So far, do you think news organizations are giving too much coverage to the 2004 presidential campaign, too little coverage to the campaign, or the right amount of coverage? (ELECCVRG)
TOTAL%
1) Too much30223.1
2) Too little22817.4
3) Right amount66550.8
9) Don't know/Refused1148.7
Missing1362 
TOTAL1309100.0
24) [ASK ONLY IF FORM= 2] How good a job are news organizations doing at reporting about the race for the Democratic presidential nomination? An excellent job, a good job, only a fair job, or a poor job? (NEWSDEMS)
TOTAL%
1) Excellent372.7
2) Good37327.4
3) Only fair59143.4
4) Poor13910.2
9) Don't know/Refused22216.3
Missing1309 
TOTAL1362100.0
25) [Ask all] How have you been getting most of your news about national and international issues? From television, from newspapers, from radio, from magazines, or from the Internet? [first response] (GETNEWS1)
TOTAL%
1) Television171264.1
2) Newspapers42115.8
3) Radio2459.2
4) Magazines25.9
5) Internet2268.5
6) Other21.8
9) Don't know/Refused20.7
TOTAL2670100.0
26) How have you been getting most of your news about national and international issues? From television, from newspapers, from radio, from magazines, or from the Internet? [second response, probed] (GETNEWS2)
TOTAL%
1) Television43021.2
2) Newspapers92045.3
3) Radio24512.1
4) Magazines894.4
5) Internet31115.3
6) Other371.8
Missing639 
TOTAL2032100.0
27) [ASK ONLY IF GETNEWS1= 1 OR GETNEWS2= 1] Do you get most of your news about national and international issues from… [first response] (TVNEWS1)
TOTAL%
1) Local news programming40719
2) ABC Network news26012.1
3) CBS Network news1497
4) NBC Network news29513.8
5) CNN Cable news43920.5
6) MSNBC Cable news1115.2
7) The Fox News Cable Channel38518
9) Don't know/Refused964.5
Missing529 
TOTAL2142100.0
28) [ASK ONLY IF GETNEWS1= 1 OR GETNEWS2= 1] Do you get most of your news about national and international issues from… [second response] (TVNEWS2)
TOTAL%
1) Local news programming3412.8
2) ABC Network news4316.2
3) CBS Network news3412.8
4) NBC Network news3814.3
5) CNN Cable news6725.2
6) MSNBC Cable news186.8
7) The Fox News Cable Channel3212
Missing2407 
TOTAL266100.0
29) [ASK ONLY IF GETNEWS1= 1 OR GETNEWS2= 1] Do you get most of your news about national and international issues from… [third response, if offered] (TVNEWS3)
TOTAL%
1) Local news programming11.5
2) ABC Network news1420.6
3) CBS Network news1826.5
4) NBC Network news1217.6
5) CNN Cable news811.8
6) MSNBC Cable news68.8
7) The Fox News Cable Channel913.2
Missing2604 
TOTAL68100.0
30) [ASK ONLY IF GETNEWS1= 1 OR GETNEWS2= 1] Do you get most of your news about national and international issues from… [fourth response, if offered] (TVNEWS4)
TOTAL%
1) Local news programming928.1
3) CBS Network news39.4
4) NBC Network news1134.4
5) CNN Cable news26.3
6) MSNBC Cable news412.5
7) The Fox News Cable Channel39.4
Missing2638 
TOTAL32100.0
31) [ASK ONLY IF GETNEWS1= 1 OR GETNEWS2= 1] Do you get most of your news about national and international issues from… [fifth response, if offered] (TVNEWS5)
TOTAL%
2) ABC Network news29.1
3) CBS Network news14.5
5) CNN Cable news1359.1
6) MSNBC Cable news418.2
7) The Fox News Cable Channel29.1
Missing2648 
TOTAL22100.0
32) [ASK ONLY IF GETNEWS1= 1 OR GETNEWS2= 1] Do you get most of your news about national and international issues from… [sixth response, if offered] (TVNEWS6)
TOTAL%
2) ABC Network news14.8
5) CNN Cable news314.3
6) MSNBC Cable news1676.2
7) The Fox News Cable Channel14.8
Missing2650 
TOTAL21100.0
33) [ASK ONLY IF GETNEWS1= 1 OR GETNEWS2= 1] Do you get most of your news about national and international issues from… [seventh response, if offered] (TVNEWS7)
TOTAL%
1) Local news programming423.5
5) CNN Cable news15.9
7) The Fox News Cable Channel1270.6
Missing2654 
TOTAL17100.0
34) Thinking again about politics… Looking ahead, would you like to see George W. Bush re-elected president in 2004 or would you prefer that a Democratic candidate win the election? (ELECTION)
TOTAL%
1) Bush re-elected106639.9
2) Prefer Democrat116743.7
3) Other1525.7
9) Don't know/Refused28710.7
TOTAL2672100.0
35) [ASK ONLY IF FORM=1] Generally speaking would you say that you personally care a good deal who wins the 2004 presidential election or that you don't care very much who wins? (CAREWIN1)
TOTAL%
1) Care a good deal100776.9
2) Don't care very much27020.6
9) Don't know/Refused332.5
Missing1362 
TOTAL1310100.0
36) [ASK ONLY IF FORM= 2] Generally speaking would you say that you personally care a good deal which party wins the 2004 presidential election or that you don't care very much which party wins? (CAREWIN2)
TOTAL%
1) Care a good deal84261.8
2) Don't care very much49336.2
9) Don't know/Refused272
Missing1309 
TOTAL1362100.0
37) [ASK ONLY IF FORM= 1] Suppose the 2004 presidential election were being held today, and the candidates were George W. Bush, the Republican and Howard Dean, the Democrat. Who would you vote for? [For a composite of VOTENOW1 and LEANNOW1, see variable named "VOTE_LN1."] (VOTENOW1)
TOTAL%
1) George W. Bush, the Republican61146.7
2) Howard Dean, the Democrat47736.4
3) Other candidate332.5
9) Don't know/Refused18814.4
Missing1362 
TOTAL1309100.0
38) [ASK ONLY IF VOTENOW1= 3 OR 9] As of today, do you lean more to George W. Bush, the Republican or Howard Dean, the Democrat? [For a composite of VOTENOW1 and LEANNOW1, see variable named "VOTE_LN1."] (LEANNOW1)
TOTAL%
1) Bush, the Republican3917.7
2) Dean, the Democrat4319.5
3) Other candidate156.8
9) Don't know/Refused12355.9
Missing2451 
TOTAL220100.0
39) [ASK ONLY IF FORM=1] Suppose the 2004 presidential election were being held today, and the candidates were George W. Bush, the Republican and Joe Lieberman, the Democrat. Who would you vote for? [For a composite of VOTENOW2 and LEANNOW2, see variable named "VOTE_LN2."] (VOTENOW2)
TOTAL%
1) George W. Bush, the Republican63148.2
2) Joe Lieberman, the Democrat49437.8
3) Other candidate433.3
9) Don't know/Refused14010.7
Missing1362 
TOTAL1308100.0
40) [ASK ONLY IF VOTENOW2= 3 OR 9] As of today, do you lean more to George W. Bush, the Republican or Joe Lieberman, the Democrat? [For a composite of VOTENOW2 and LEANNOW2, see variable named "VOTE_LN2."] (LEANNOW2)
TOTAL%
1) George W. Bush, the Republican2010.9
2) Joe Lieberman, the Democrat3519.1
3) Other candidate2513.7
9) Don't know/Refused10356.3
Missing2488 
TOTAL183100.0
41) [ASK ONLY IF FORM=1] Suppose the 2004 presidential election were being held today, and the candidates were George W. Bush, the Republican and Hillary Clinton, the Democrat. Who would you vote for? [For a composite of VOTENOW3 and LEANNOW3, see variable named "VOTE_LN3."] (VOTENOW3)
TOTAL%
1) George W. Bush, the Republican67651.7
2) Hillary Clinton, the Democrat51739.5
3) Other candidate372.8
9) Don't know/Refused786
Missing1362 
TOTAL1308100.0
42) [ASK ONLY IF VOTENOW3= 3 OR 9] As of today, do you lean more to George W. Bush, the Republican or Hillary Clinton, the Democrat? [For a composite of VOTENOW3 and LEANNOW3, see variable named "VOTE_LN3."] (LEANNOW3)
TOTAL%
1) George W. Bush, the Republican1714.7
2) Hillary Clinton, the Democrat1815.5
3) Other candidate2219
9) Don't know/Refused5950.9
Missing2556 
TOTAL116100.0
43) [ASK ONLY IF FORM=2] Suppose the 2004 presidential election were being held today, and the candidates were George W. Bush, the Republican and Wesley Clark, the Democrat. Who would you vote for? [For a composite of VOTENOW4 and LEANNOW4, see variable named "VOTE_LN4."] (VOTENOW4)
TOTAL%
1) George W. Bush, the Republican62946.2
2) Wesley Clark, the Democrat54039.6
3) Other candidate302.2
9) Don't know/Refused16312
Missing1309 
TOTAL1362100.0
44) [ASK ONLY IF VOTENOW4= 3 OR 9] As of today, do you lean more to George W. Bush, the Republican or Wesley Clark, the Democrat? [For a composite of VOTENOW4 and LEANNOW4, see variable named "VOTE_LN4."] (LEANNOW4)
TOTAL%
1) George W. Bush, the Republican3015.5
2) Wesley Clark, the Democrat3819.6
3) Other candidate3719.1
9) Don't know/Refused8945.9
Missing2479 
TOTAL194100.0
45) [ASK ONLY IF FORM=2] Suppose the 2004 presidential election were being held today, and the candidates were George W. Bush, the Republican and John Kerry, the Democrat. Who would you vote for? [For a composite of VOTENOW5 and LEANNOW5, see variable named "VOTE_LN5."] (VOTENOW5)
TOTAL%
1) George W. Bush, the Republican63046.3
2) John Kerry, the Democrat58342.8
3) Other candidate352.6
9) Don't know/Refused1148.4
Missing1309 
TOTAL1362100.0
46) [ASK ONLY IF VOTENOW5= 3 OR 9] As of today, do you lean more to George W. Bush, the Republican or John Kerry, the Democrat? [For a composite of VOTENOW5 and LEANNOW5, see variable named "VOTE_LN5."] (LEANNOW5)
TOTAL%
1) George W. Bush, the Republican2516.8
2) John Kerry, the Democrat2114.1
3) Other candidate2617.4
9) Don't know/Refused7751.7
Missing2522 
TOTAL149100.0
47) [ASK ONLY IF FORM=2] Suppose the 2004 presidential election were being held today, and the candidates were George W. Bush, the Republican and Dick Gephardt, the Democrat. Who would you vote for? [For a composite of VOTENOW6 and LEANNOW6, see variable named "VOTE_LN6."] (VOTENOW6)
TOTAL%
1) George W. Bush, the Republican64347.2
2) Dick Gephardt, the Democrat55941.1
3) Other candidate402.9
9) Don't know/Refused1198.7
Missing1309 
TOTAL1361100.0
48) [ASK ONLY IF VOTENOW6= 3 OR 9] As of today, do you lean more to George W. Bush, the Republican or Dick Gephardt, the Democrat? [For a composite of VOTENOW6 and LEANNOW6, see variable named "VOTE_LN6."] (LEANNOW6)
TOTAL%
1) George W. Bush, the Republican106.3
2) Dick Gephardt, the Democrat4226.3
3) Other candidate2918.1
9) Don't know/Refused7949.4
Missing2512 
TOTAL160100.0
49) [ASK ONLY IF FORM=1] Some people say we should have a third major political party in this country in addition to the Democrats and Republicans. Do you agree or disagree? (THRDPRTY)
TOTAL%
1) Agree60646.3
2) Disagree57143.6
9) Don't know/Refused13210.1
Missing1362 
TOTAL1309100.0
50) [ASK ONLY IF FORM=2] This year, have Republicans and Democrats in Washington been working together more to solve problems or have they been bickering and opposing one another more than usual? (REPSDEMS)
TOTAL%
1) Work together28320.8
2) Bicker and oppose one another more than usual75355.3
3) Same as in the past14310.5
9) Don't know/Refused18313.4
Missing1309 
TOTAL1362100.0
51) Are George W. Bush's economic policies making the U.S. economy better, making the U.S. economy worse, or have they not had much of an effect? (BUSHECON)
TOTAL%
1) Better48818.3
2) Worse114843
3) Not much effect83531.3
9) Don't know/Refused2017.5
TOTAL2672100.0
52) Thinking now about job opportunities where you live, would you say there are plenty of jobs available in your community or are jobs difficult to find? (JOBSAVL)
TOTAL%
1) Plenty of jobs available63423.7
2) Jobs are difficult to find178266.7
3) Lots of some jobs, few of others1264.7
9) Don't know/Refused1294.8
TOTAL2671100.0
53) On a completely different subject… Do you strongly favor, favor, oppose, or strongly oppose allowing gays and lesbians to marry legally? (GAYMAR1)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly favor2338.7
2) Favor61122.9
3) Oppose64324.1
4) Strongly oppose94535.4
9) Don't know/Refused2398.9
TOTAL2671100.0
54) Do you strongly favor, favor, oppose, or strongly oppose allowing gay and lesbian couples to enter into legal agreements with each other that would give them many of the same rights as married couples? (GAYMAR2)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly favor35213.2
2) Favor75528.3
3) Oppose55120.6
4) Strongly oppose81230.4
9) Don't know/Refused2027.6
TOTAL2672100.0
55) [ASK ONLY IF GAYMAR1= 3 "OPPOSE" OR 4 "STRONGLY OPPOSE"] Should the U.S. Constitution be amended to ban gay marriage, or is it enough to prohibit gay marriage by law without changing the Constitution? (CNSTAMND)
TOTAL%
1) Amend the Constitution28217.7
2) Enough to prohibit by law113071
9) Don't know/Refused17911.3
Missing1081 
TOTAL1591100.0
56) Now thinking about Iraq… Do you think the U.S. made the right decision or the wrong decision in using military force against Iraq? (IRAQDCSN)
TOTAL%
1) Right decision159859.8
2) Wrong decision88733.2
9) Don't know/Refused1867
TOTAL2671100.0
57) How well is the U.S. military effort in Iraq going? (MLTRYEFF)
TOTAL%
1) Very well43816.4
2) Fairly well116943.8
3) Not too well66024.7
4) Not at all well29611.1
9) Don't know/Refused1084
TOTAL2671100.0
58) Do you think the U.S. should keep military troops in Iraq until a stable government is established there, or do you think the U.S. should bring its troops home as soon as possible? (IRAQTRPS)
TOTAL%
1) Keep troops in Iraq154257.7
2) Bring troops home103738.8
9) Don't know/Refused933.5
TOTAL2672100.0
59) [ASK ONLY IF IRAQTRPS= 1 "KEEP TROOPS IN IRAQ"] Do you think more coalition troops are needed in Iraq right now, or do you think there are already enough troops there to do the job? (AMTTRPS)
TOTAL%
1) More troops neededMoreTroop83654.2
2) Have enough there to do the job56936.9
3) Reduce number of troops3.2
9) Don't know/Refused1348.7
Missing1130 
TOTAL1542100.0
60) [ASK ONLY IF FORM=1] Do you think George W. Bush has a clear plan for bringing the situation in Iraq to a successful conclusion, or don't you think so? (BUSHPLN1)
TOTAL%
1) Has a clear plan45434.7
2) Doesn't have a clear plan70754
9) Don't know/Refused14811.3
Missing1362 
TOTAL1309100.0
61) [ASK ONLY IF FORM=2] Do you think George W. Bush has explained clearly his plans for bringing the situation in Iraq to a successful conclusion, or do you think he has not explained his plans clearly enough? (BUSHPLN2)
TOTAL%
1) Explained clearly43331.8
2) Not clearly86563.5
9) Don't know/Refused644.7
Missing1309 
TOTAL1362100.0
62) On a different subject… What is your religious preference — Protestant, Roman Catholic, Jewish, Muslim, Mormon, or an orthodox church such as the Greek or Russian Orthodox Church? (RELIG)
TOTAL%
1) Protestant (include Baptist, Episcopal, Jehovah's Witness, Lutheran, Methodist, Presbyterian, Episcopalian, Pentecostal, Church of Christ, etc.)158759.4
2) Roman Catholic59222.2
3) Jewish471.8
4) Mormon (include Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints)411.5
5) Orthodox Church (Greek or Russian)281
6) Islam/Muslim12.4
7) Other religion (Specify)461.7
8) No religion, not a believer, atheist, agnostic2208.2
9) Don't know/Refused973.6
TOTAL2670100.0
63) [ASK ONLY IF RELIG= 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, OR 9] Would you describe yourself as a "born again" or evangelical Christian, or not? (BORN_AGN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, would103843.4
2) No, would not121450.8
9) Don't know/Refused1405.9
Missing279 
TOTAL2392100.0
64) 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 week39814.9
2) Once a week66024.7
3) Once or twice a month39314.7
4) A few times a year52319.6
5) Seldom43016.1
6) Never2328.7
9) Don't know/Refused351.3
TOTAL2671100.0
65) How important would you say religion is in your own life – very important, fairly important, or not very important? (RELIMP)
TOTAL%
1) Very important164561.6
2) Fairly important63623.8
3) Not very important35413.3
9) Don't know/Refused361.3
TOTAL2671100.0
66) [ASK ONLY IF ATTEND= 1, 2 OR 3] As I read a list of issues, please tell me whether or not the clergy at your place of worship speaks out on this issue: Abortion (W_ABORT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes46863.3
2) No25935
9) Don't know/Refused121.6
Missing1932 
TOTAL739100.0
67) [ASK ONLY IF ATTEND= 1, 2 OR 3] As I read a list of issues, please tell me whether or not the clergy at your place of worship speaks out on this issue: Prayer in public schools (W_PRYR_S)
TOTAL%
1) Yes43158.2
2) No29039.2
9) Don't know/Refused192.6
Missing1932 
TOTAL740100.0
68) [ASK ONLY IF ATTEND= 1, 2 OR 3] As I read a list of issues, please tell me whether or not the clergy at your place of worship speaks out on this issue: The situation in Iraq (W_IRAQ)
TOTAL%
1) Yes37752.9
2) No32445.5
9) Don't know/Refused111.5
Missing1959 
TOTAL712100.0
69) [ASK ONLY IF ATTEND= 1, 2 OR 3] As I read a list of issues, please tell me whether or not the clergy at your place of worship speaks out on this issue: The death penalty (W_DEATHP)
TOTAL%
1) Yes19627.5
2) No49669.7
9) Don't know/Refused202.8
Missing1959 
TOTAL712100.0
70) [ASK ONLY IF ATTEND= 1, 2 OR 3] As I read a list of issues, please tell me whether or not the clergy at your place of worship speaks out on this issue: Issues related to homosexuality (W_HOM)
TOTAL%
1) Yes40354.5
2) No32644.1
9) Don't know/Refused101.4
Missing1932 
TOTAL739100.0
71) [ASK ONLY IF ATTEND= 1, 2 OR 3] As I read a list of issues, please tell me whether or not the clergy at your place of worship speaks out on this issue: Laws regarding homosexuals (W_HOMLAW)
TOTAL%
1) Yes29541.4
2) No40657
9) Don't know/Refused111.5
Missing1959 
TOTAL712100.0
72) [ASK ONLY IF ATTEND= 1, 2 OR 3] As I read a list of issues, please tell me whether or not the clergy at your place of worship speaks out on this issue: Candidates and elections (W_ELECT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes38226.3
2) No103671.4
9) Don't know/Refused332.3
Missing1220 
TOTAL1451100.0
73) [ASK ONLY IF ATTEND= 1, 2 OR 3] As I read a list of issues, please tell me whether or not the clergy at your place of worship speaks out on this issue: The recent removal of a monument of the Ten Commandments from an Alabama courthouse (W_10COMM)
TOTAL%
1) Yes57839.8
2) No82456.8
9) Don't know/Refused493.4
Missing1220 
TOTAL1451100.0
74) [ASK ONLY IF W_HOM= 1 OR W_HOMLAW= 1] When your clergy has spoken about homosexuality, do they say it is something that should be accepted, something that should be discouraged, or don't they take a position on the issue? (CLRG_HOM)
TOTAL%
1) Accepted284
2) Discouraged52775.5
3) No position11015.8
4) Other/Multiple positions172.4
9) Don't know/Refused162.3
Missing1973 
TOTAL698100.0
75) Now thinking generally about homosexuality in America… Would you say your overall opinion of gay men is very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable or very unfavorable? (OPNGAYSM)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable2007.5
2) Mostly favorable80029.9
3) Mostly unfavorable57221.4
4) Very unfavorable78629.4
9) Don't know/Refused31511.8
TOTAL2673100.0
76) Would you say your overall opinion of lesbian women is very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable or very unfavorable? (OPNGAYSF)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable2298.6
2) Mostly favorable81630.6
3) Mostly unfavorable57921.7
4) Very unfavorable71226.7
9) Don't know/Refused33512.5
TOTAL2671100.0
77) Do you think more acceptance of gays and lesbians would be a good thing or a bad thing for the country – or that it would not make much difference either way? (ACCPTGAY)
TOTAL%
1) Good for country60022.5
2) Bad for country82330.8
3) Wouldn't make much difference113142.3
9) Don't know/Refused1184.4
TOTAL2672100.0
78) In your opinion… when a person is homosexual is it something that people are born with, or is it something that just develops because of the way people are brought up, or is it just the way that some people prefer to live? (HOM_BORN)
TOTAL%
1) Something that people are born with79829.9
2) Something that develops because of the way people are brought up37814.1
3) Just the way that some people prefer to live112742.2
9) Don't know/Refused36913.8
TOTAL2672100.0
79) Do you think a gay or lesbian person's sexual orientation can be changed or cannot be changed? (HOMCHANG)
TOTAL%
1) Can be changed111741.8
2) Cannot be changed113542.5
9) Don't know/Refused41915.7
TOTAL2671100.0
80) [ASK ONLY IF FORM=1] There is a lot more discussion about homosexuality these days. Who is the first homosexual person that comes to your mind? Just the first person that you can think of. [INTERVIEWER: OPEN END, ENTER FIRST PERSON LISTED ONLY. IF NO GENDER OFFERED I.E. "My cousin" OR "My neighbor" PROBE TO IDENTIFY GENDER "Is this neighbor a man or a woman"] (HOM_PRS)
TOTAL%
1) Male friend/coworker/acquaintance/neighbor30022.9
2) Male relative765.8
3) Male public figure (specify)27821.2
4) Female friend/coworker/acquaintance/neighbor947.2
5) Female relative282.1
6) Female public figure (specify)18013.8
7) Myself6.5
8) My partner/significant other3.2
9) Can't think of anyone31524.1
99) Refused292.2
Missing1362 
TOTAL1309100.0
81) [Open-ended answer to HOM_PRS; Male] There is a lot more discussion about homosexuality these days. Who is the first homosexual person that comes to your mind? Just the first person that you can think of. (HOM_P_M)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL0
82) [Answered "Other" (a male) to HOM_PRS] There is a lot more discussion about homosexuality these days. Who is the first homosexual person that comes to your mind? Just the first person that you can think of. (HOM_P_M2)
TOTAL%
1) Freddie Mercury73.3
2) George Michael41.9
3) Harvey Milk62.8
4) A gay priest/bishop (in news)52.3
5) Liberace4219.6
6) Michael Jackson125.6
7) Richard Simmons146.5
8) Rock Hudson3717.3
9) RuPaul136.1
10) Will from TV Show "Will & Grace"104.7
11) Elton John4822.4
12) Roy (from Sigfried and Roy)62.8
13) Little Richard41.9
14) Barney Frank62.8
Missing2458 
TOTAL214100.0
83) [Open-ended answer to HOM_PRS; Female] There is a lot more discussion about homosexuality these days. Who is the first homosexual person that comes to your mind? Just the first person that you can think of. (HOM_P_F)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL0
84) [Answered "Other" (a female) to HOM_PRS] There is a lot more discussion about homosexuality these days. Who is the first homosexual person that comes to your mind? Just the first person that you can think of. (HOM_P_F2)
TOTAL%
1) Billy Jean King105.9
2) Ellen Degeneres12775.1
3) Martina Navratilova31.8
4) Melissa Etheridge21.2
5) Rosie O'Donnell2716
Missing2503 
TOTAL169100.0
85) [ASK ALL, UNLESS HOM_PRS = 2, 4, 5, 7, 8; THEN AUTORECODE AS 1 "YES"] Do you have a friend, colleague, or family member who is gay? (FRNDGAY)
TOTAL%
1) Yes135660
2) No86638.3
9) Don't know/Refused381.7
Missing411 
TOTAL2260100.0
86) I'm going to read you some statements, some of which you will probably agree with, others you will probably disagree with. The first is… Society should not put any restrictions on sex between consenting adults in the privacy of their own home. Do you completely agree, somewhat agree, somewhat disagree, or completely disagree with this statement. (G_RESTRI)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree163861.3
2) Somewhat agree51519.3
3) Somewhat disagree1415.3
4) Completely disagree2208.2
5) Mixed opinion341.3
9) Don't know/Refused1234.6
TOTAL2671100.0
87) I'm going to read you some statements, some of which you will probably agree with, others you will probably disagree with: Gay and lesbian couples can be as good parents as heterosexual couples. Do you completely agree, somewhat agree, somewhat disagree, or completely disagree with this statement. (G_PARENT)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree80330.1
2) Somewhat agree64024
3) Somewhat disagree29911.2
4) Completely disagree70926.5
5) Mixed opinion692.6
9) Don't know/Refused1525.7
TOTAL2672100.0
88) I'm going to read you some statements, some of which you will probably agree with, others you will probably disagree with: Allowing gay and lesbian couples to legally marry would undermine the traditional American family. Do you completely agree, somewhat agree, somewhat disagree, or completely disagree with this statement. (G_FAMILY)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree106940
2) Somewhat agree41815.6
3) Somewhat disagree40215
4) Completely disagree63923.9
5) Mixed opinion511.9
9) Don't know/Refused933.5
TOTAL2672100.0
89) I'm going to read you some statements, some of which you will probably agree with, others you will probably disagree with: Gay marriage would go against my religious beliefs. Do you completely agree, somewhat agree, somewhat disagree, or completely disagree with this statement. (G_RELIG)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree133950.1
2) Somewhat agree32512.2
3) Somewhat disagree26610
4) Completely disagree60822.8
5) Mixed opinion291.1
9) Don't know/Refused1043.9
TOTAL2671100.0
90) Now thinking about movies, television, and books you see these days… Do you think the entertainment media are including too many gay themes and characters these days, not enough gay themes and characters, or about the right amount? (GAYMEDIA)
TOTAL%
1) Too many129648.5
2) Not enough813
3) Right amount106339.8
9) Don't know/Refused2328.7
TOTAL2672100.0
91) Compared with people in general, are gays and lesbians less likely to have stable, long-term relationships, or don't you think so? (GAYRELAT)
TOTAL%
1) Less likely to have stable, long-term relationships65124.4
2) Just as likely139152.1
9) Don't know/Refused62923.5
TOTAL2671100.0
92) Do most gay men have a better sense of style than most heterosexual men, or don't you think so? (GAYSTYLE)
TOTAL%
1) Gay men have a better sense of style90233.8
2) Don't think so118544.4
9) Don't know/Refused58421.9
TOTAL2671100.0
93) Do you think most gays and lesbians are unhappier than most other people, or don't you think so? (GAYHAPPY)
TOTAL%
1) Gays and lesbians are unhappier63723.8
2) Don't think so151456.7
9) Don't know/Refused52019.5
TOTAL2671100.0
94) Would you say it doesn't bother you to be around homosexuals, or that it makes you uncomfortable to be around homosexuals? (G_UNCOMF)
TOTAL%
1) It doesn't bother you to be around homosexuals201975.6
2) It makes you uncomfortable to be around homosexuals53119.9
9) Don't know/Refused1214.5
TOTAL2671100.0
95) [ASK ONLY IF GAYMAR1= 3 "OPPOSE" OR 4 "STRONGLY OPPOSE"] Earlier you said you were opposed to allowing gays and lesbians to marry legally. What would you say is the main reason you object to allowing gays and lesbians to marry? [OPEN END: USE PRECODES OR ENTER RESPONSE VERBATIM. INTERVIEWER: PROBE ONCE FOR CLARITY If response is simply "It's wrong" or "It's bad" or "I just don't agree with it" or similarly vague answers.] (WHYOBJEC)
TOTAL%
1) Definition of marriage is only for a man and a woman26016.4
2) Purpose of marriage is to have children573.6
3) Not natural/Not normal1519.5
4) Morally wrong/A sin/The Bible says44528.1
5) Against my religious beliefs27017
6) They don't have stable, long-term relationships14.9
7) Opens the door to other immoral behavior312
8) It's just wrong/I just don't agree with it18911.9
9) Other (specify)483
11) Economic/legal problems7.4
12) Bad for children342.1
13) Undermines traditional family15.9
99) Don't know/Refused654.1
Missing1084 
TOTAL1586100.0
96) [OPEN-ENDED VERBATIM RESPONSE TO "WHYOBJEC"] Earlier you said you were opposed to allowing gays and lesbians to marry legally. What would you say is the main reason you object to allowing gays and lesbians to marry? [OPEN END: USE PRECODES OR ENTER RESPONSE VERBATIM. INTERVIEWER: PROBE ONCE FOR CLARITY If response is simply "It's wrong" or "It's bad" or "I just don't agree with it" or similarly vague answers.] (WHYOBJ_2)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL0
97) Do you think it is a sin, or not, to engage in homosexual behavior? (HOM_SIN)
TOTAL%
1) Is a sin147755.3
2) Is not a sin87532.8
9) Don't know/Refused31911.9
TOTAL2671100.0
98) [ASK ONLY IF HOM_SIN= 1 "IS A SIN"] In your mind, is homosexual behavior more or less sinful than adultery, or are they both about the same? (SINADLTY)
TOTAL%
1) More sinful than adultery1419.5
2) Less sinful than adultery845.7
3) About the same117679.6
9) Don't know/Refused775.2
Missing1195 
TOTAL1478100.0
99) Respondent's sex (SEX)
TOTAL%
1) Male127147.6
2) Female140152.4
TOTAL2672100.0
100) What is your age? (AGE)
TOTAL%
18) 18782.9
19) 19411.5
20) 20271
21) 21602.2
22) 22542
23) 23331.2
24) 24361.3
25) 25351.3
26) 26381.4
27) 27461.7
28) 28722.7
29) 29491.8
30) 30491.8
31) 31331.2
32) 32572.1
33) 33501.9
34) 34511.9
35) 35291.1
36) 36511.9
37) 37461.7
38) 38461.7
39) 39612.3
40) 40722.7
41) 41592.2
42) 42762.8
43) 43602.2
44) 44562.1
45) 45592.2
46) 46411.5
47) 47702.6
48) 48411.5
49) 49451.7
50) 50592.2
51) 51401.5
52) 52491.8
53) 53461.7
54) 54451.7
55) 55421.6
56) 56451.7
57) 57311.2
58) 58421.6
59) 59311.2
60) 60381.4
61) 61291.1
62) 6220.7
63) 63281
64) 64301.1
65) 65401.5
66) 6620.7
67) 6717.6
68) 6816.6
69) 6920.7
70) 7023.9
71) 71291.1
72) 7224.9
73) 7316.6
74) 74371.4
75) 7515.6
76) 768.3
77) 7721.8
78) 7817.6
79) 7915.6
80) 8023.9
81) 8123.9
82) 8219.7
83) 837.3
84) 8414.5
85) 857.3
86) 8610
87) 874.1
88) 884.1
89) 8910
90) 909.3
91) 916.2
94) 943.1
95) 952.1
97) 97 or older00
99) Don't know/Refused321.2
TOTAL2669100.0
101) What is the last grade or class that you completed in school? (EDUC)
TOTAL%
1) None, or grade 1-8983.7
2) High school incomplete (Grades 9-11)27510.3
3) High school graduate (Grade 12 or GED certificate)86032.2
4) Business, Technical, or vocational school AFTER high school1104.1
5) Some college, no 4-year degree62923.5
6) College graduate (B.S., B.A., or other 4-year degree)47017.6
7) Post-graduate training or professional schooling after college (e.g. toward a master's Degree or Ph.D.; law or medical school)2228.3
9) Don't know/Refused8.3
TOTAL2672100.0
102) Are you, yourself, of Hispanic origin or descent, such as Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban, or some other Spanish background? [INTERVIEWER: IF RESPONDENT ANSWERED 1 ‘YES' IN HISP, ASK: Are you white Hispanic, black Hispanic, or some other race? IF NON-HISPANIC ASK NEXT QUESTION "RACE"] (HISP)
TOTAL%
1) Yes26610
2) No238989.4
9) Don't know/Refused16.6
TOTAL2671100.0
103) [ASK ONLY IF HISP = 2 "NO" OR 9 "DK/Refused"] What is your race? Are you white, black, Asian, or some other? (RACE)
TOTAL%
1) White/White Hispanic213479.9
2) Black/Black Hispanic29711.1
3) Asian451.7
4) Other or mixed race1636.1
9) Don't know/Refused321.2
TOTAL2671100.0
104) Are you married, divorced, separated, widowed, or never been married? (MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Married148155.4
2) Divorced32812.3
3) Separated471.8
4) Widowed2559.5
5) Never been married54720.5
9) Don't know/Refused14.5
TOTAL2672100.0
105) Are you the parent or guardian of any children under 18 now living in your household? (PARENT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes95935.9
2) No170463.8
9) Don't know/Refused8.3
TOTAL2671100.0
106) Last year, that is in 2002, what was your total family income from all sources, before taxes? Just stop me when I get to the right category. (INCOME)
TOTAL%
1) Less than $10,0001937.2
2) $10- to under $20,0002589.7
3) $20- to under $30,00033612.6
4) $30- to under $40,00030311.3
5) $40- to under $50,0002549.5
6) $50- to under $75,00041615.6
7) $75- to under $100,00027110.1
8) $100 to under $150,0001656.2
9) $150,000 or more1033.9
99) Don't know/Refused37314
TOTAL2672100.0
107) These days, many people are so busy they can't find time to register to vote, or move around so often they don't get a chance to re-register... Are you now registered to vote in your precinct or election district, or haven't you been able to register so far? (REGIST)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, registered203176
2) No, not registered63123.6
9) Don't know/Refused9.3
TOTAL2671100.0
108) [ASK ONLY IF REGIST= 1 "YES, REGISTERED"] 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? (REGICERT)
TOTAL%
1) Absolutely certain191994.5
2) Chance registration has lapsed994.9
9) Don't know/Refused13.6
Missing640 
TOTAL2031100.0
109) In politics today, do you consider yourself a Republican, Democrat or Independent? (PARTY)
TOTAL%
1) Republican77829.1
2) Democrat88433.1
3) Independent79429.7
4) No Preference1405.2
5) Other12.4
9) Don't know/Refused642.4
TOTAL2672100.0
110) [ASK ONLY IF PARTY= 1 "REPUBLICAN" OR 2 "DEMOCRAT"] Do you consider yourself a strong Republican or Democrat, or not a strong Republican or Democrat? (PARTYST)
TOTAL%
1) Strong90454.4
2) Not strong71042.7
9) Don't know/Refused482.9
Missing1009 
TOTAL1662100.0
111) [ASK ONLY IF PARTY= 3 "INDEPENDENT" OR 4 "NO PREFERENCE" OR 5 "OTHER" OR 9 "DON'T KNOW/REFUSED"] As of today do you lean more to the Republican Party or more to the Democratic Party? (PARTYLN)
TOTAL%
1) Republican32632.3
2) Democrat41140.7
9) Don't know/Refused27327
Missing1662 
TOTAL1010100.0
112) In general, would you describe your political views as very conservative, conservative, moderate, liberal, or very liberal? (IDEO)
TOTAL%
1) Very conservative1626.1
2) Conservative84831.7
3) Moderate101237.9
4) Liberal39714.9
5) Very liberal1094.1
9) Don't know/Refused1435.4
TOTAL2671100.0
113) Do you own or rent your home? (OWNRENT)
TOTAL%
1) Own181367.9
2) Rent69426
3) Other arrangement1395.2
9) Don't know/Refused261
TOTAL2672100.0
114) Are you now employed full-time, part-time or not employed? (EMPLOY)
TOTAL%
1) Full-time135650.8
2) Part-time31911.9
3) Not employed97836.6
9) Don't know/Refused18.7
TOTAL2671100.0
115) [ASK ONLY IF MARITAL= 1 "MARRIED"] Is your spouse now employed full-time, part-time or not employed? (EMPLOYSP)
TOTAL%
1) Full-time94263.6
2) Part-time1278.6
3) Not employed40527.3
9) Don't know/Refused8.5
Missing1190 
TOTAL1482100.0
116) Are you yourself [IF RESPONDENT IS MARRIED – MARITAL=1 – ADD: or is your husband/wife] a veteran of the armed services? [IF YES, PROBE FOR WHOM] (VETERAN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, respondent32012
2) Yes, spouse1907.1
3) Yes, both11.4
4) Yes, respondent still active/in the reserves8.3
5) Yes, spouse still active/in the reserves11.4
6) Yes, both still active/in the reserves3.1
7) No211479.1
9) Don't know/Refused15.6
TOTAL2672100.0
117) [INCLUDE "Your spouse" FOR MARRIED PEOPLE ONLY (MARITAL=1)] Are you (or is your spouse) a member of a labor union? (LABOR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, respondent is2117.9
2) Yes, spouse is1154.3
3) Yes, both381.4
4) No, neither are228585.5
9) Don't know/Refused22.8
TOTAL2671100.0
118) Which of the following best describes the place where you now live?... A large city, a suburb near a large city, a small city or town, or a rural area? (CITYSIZE)
TOTAL%
1) A large city52119.5
2) A suburb near a large city62523.4
3) A small city or town96236
4) A rural area55120.6
9) Don't know/Refused13.5
TOTAL2672100.0
119) Thank you very much for your time. In case you are interested, this survey is being conducted by the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press, which will be issuing a report on the results of this survey in the coming weeks. If you like, I can give you their web site address…www.people-press.org [W W W dot people dash press dot O R G]. (WEBSITE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, website requested133449.9
2) No, website not requested133750.1
TOTAL2671100.0
120) Community type (USR1)
TOTAL%
1) Urban82931
2) Rural125046.8
3) Suburban59222.2
TOTAL2671100.0
121) [Open End of Respondents who answered 7 "Other" to RELIG question] On a different subject… What is your religious preference — Protestant, Roman Catholic, Jewish, Muslim, Mormon, or an orthodox church such as the Greek or Russian Orthodox Church? (RELOTH)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL0
122) Recoded age (RECAGE)
TOTAL%
1) 18-2433012.4
2) 25-3448118
3) 35-4455520.8
4) 45-5449518.5
5) 55-6433612.6
6) 65+44216.5
9) Refused321.2
TOTAL2671100.0
123) Recoded education (RECEDUC)
TOTAL%
1) Less than high school37213.9
2) High school graduate97036.3
3) Some College62923.5
4) College+69225.9
9) Refused8.3
TOTAL2671100.0
124) Race/ethnicity (RACETHN)
TOTAL%
1) White, not Hispanic196373.5
2) Black, not Hispanic28410.6
3) Hispanic26610
4) Other1304.9
9) DK/Refused281
TOTAL2671100.0
125) Weight variable (WEIGHT)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL1.7630.701
126) Second weight variable (WEIGHTX)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL26722.040.81
127) [A composite of VOTENOW1 and LEANNOW1] (VOTE_LN1)
TOTAL%
1) Bush65049.7
2) Dean52139.8
9) Other/Don't know13810.5
Missing1362 
TOTAL1309100.0
128) [A composite of VOTENOW2 and LEANNOW2] (VOTE_LN2)
TOTAL%
1) Bush65149.8
2) Lieberman52940.4
9) Other/Don't know1289.8
Missing1362 
TOTAL1308100.0
129) [A composite of VOTENOW3 and LEANNOW3] (VOTE_LN3)
TOTAL%
1) Bush69453
2) Clinton53540.8
9) Other/Don't know816.2
Missing1362 
TOTAL1310100.0
130) [A composite of VOTENOW4 and LEANNOW4] (VOTE_LN4)
TOTAL%
1) Bush65948.4
2) Clark57842.4
9) Other/Don't know1259.2
Missing1309 
TOTAL1362100.0
131) [A composite of VOTENOW5 and LEANNOW5] (VOTE_LN5)
TOTAL%
1) Bush65548.1
2) Kerry60444.3
9) Other/Don't know1037.6
Missing1309 
TOTAL1362100.0
132) [A composite of VOTENOW6 and LEANNOW6] (VOTE_LN6)
TOTAL%
1) Bush65448
2) Gephardt60144.1
9) Other/Don't know1077.9
Missing1309 
TOTAL1362100.0
133) [Commit variable: index of ATTEND and RELIMP (religious attendance and importance of religion)] (COMMIT)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL26725.272.62
134) Recoded age (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-AGE)
TOTAL%
1) 18-2433012.5
2) 25-3448118.2
3) 35-4455521
4) 45-5449518.8
5) 55-6433612.7
6) 65+44216.7
Missing32 
TOTAL2639100.0
135) Aside from weddings and funerals, how often do you attend religious services... more than once a week, once a week, once or twice a month, a few times a year, seldom, or never? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-ATTEND)
TOTAL%
1) More than once a week39815.1
2) Once a week66025
3) Once or twice a month39314.9
4) A few times a year52319.8
5) Seldom43016.3
6) Never2328.8
Missing35 
TOTAL2636100.0
136) What is the last grade or class that you completed in school? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-EDUC)
TOTAL%
1) None, or grade 1-8983.7
2) High school incomplete (Grades 9-11)27510.3
3) High school graduate (Grade 12 or GED certificate)86032.3
5) Some college, no 4-year degree (or technical or vocational school)73927.7
6) College graduate (B.S., B.A., or other 4-year degree)47017.6
7) Post-graduate training or professional schooling after college (e.g. toward a master's Degree or Ph.D.; law or medical school)2228.3
Missing8 
TOTAL2664100.0
137) Respondent's sex (for use with online analysis) (I-GENDER)
TOTAL%
1) Male127147.6
2) Female140152.4
TOTAL2672100.0
138) In politics today, do you consider yourself a Republican, Democrat or Independent? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-PARTYID)
TOTAL%
1) Republican77829.8
2) Democrat88433.9
3) Independent79430.4
4) No Preference1405.4
5) Other12.5
Missing64 
TOTAL2608100.0
139) Race/ethnicity (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-RACE)
TOTAL%
1) White, not Hispanic196374.3
2) Black, not Hispanic28410.7
3) Hispanic26610.1
4) Other1304.9
Missing28 
TOTAL2643100.0