National Survey of Religious Identification, 1990

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All frequencies weighted by 29) POPWGHT;
(The number of missing cases reported in the codebook are unweighted)
1) Is your home owned or rented? (OWNHOME)
TOTAL%
1) Owned12749572.7
2) Rented4655326.5
8) Don't know666.4
9) Refused727.4
TOTAL175441100.0
2) Are you: Single, that is never married; married; separated; widowed; or divorced? (MARRIED)
TOTAL%
1) Never married3731121.3
2) Married10885862
3) Separated36602.1
4) Widowed127937.3
5) Divorced121036.9
9) Refused717.4
TOTAL175442100.0
3) Would you consider yourself to be the male/female head of this household? (HEADHH)
TOTAL%
1) Yes14561083
2) No2907516.6
8) Don't know501.3
9) Refused255.1
TOTAL175441100.0
4) Currently, are you yourself employed full-time, part-time, or not at all? (WORKING)
TOTAL%
1) Full-time9225952.6
2) Part-time2047411.7
3) Not employed6228735.5
9) Refused420.2
TOTAL175440100.0
5) ASK IF NOT EMPLOYED: Are you: retired; housewife (females only); student; temporarily unemployed? (OTHWORK)
TOTAL%
1) Retired3041448.8
2) Housewife1580125.4
3) Student51858.3
4) Temporarily unemployed753612.1
5) Other31735.1
8) Don't know129.2
9) Refused50.1
Missing77685 
TOTAL62288100.0
6) Including yourself, how many people are there living in your household? (HHSIZE)
TOTAL%
1) One173679.9
2) Two5502931.4
3) Three3910222.3
4) Four3528720.1
5) Five171339.8
6) Six62973.6
7) Seven22331.3
8) Eight or more17861
9) Refused1207.7
TOTAL175441100.0
7) How many of these are adults, 18 or older? (HHADULTS)
TOTAL%
1) One47153
2) Two9920363.2
3) Three3545222.6
4) Four130318.3
5) Five31822
6) Six837.5
7) Seven264.2
8) Eight or more162.1
9) Refused190
Missing18534 
TOTAL156865100.0
8) How many of these adults are male? (MALEADUL)
TOTAL%
0) Zero2156812.4
1) One11707667.2
2) Two2910816.7
3) Three54003.1
4) Four793.5
5) Five158.1
6) Six490
7) Seven60
8) Eight or more280
9) Refused480
Missing712 
TOTAL174234100.0
9) How many of these adults are female? (ADULTFEM)
TOTAL%
0) Zero103075.9
1) One12804673.5
2) Two2978317.1
3) Three51072.9
4) Four730.4
5) Five132.1
6) Six440
7) Seven360
8) Eight or more20
9) Refused460
Missing712 
TOTAL174233100.0
10) How many are children 12 to 17 (CHILD12)
TOTAL%
0) Zero3710051.4
1) One2402333.3
2) Two881612.2
3) Three17512.4
4) Four367.5
5) Five85.1
6) Six300
7) Seven40
8) Eight or more120
9) Refused50.1
Missing66495 
TOTAL72238100.0
11) How many are children six to 11? (CHILD611)
TOTAL%
0) Zero4005055.4
1) One2164330
2) Two875812.1
3) Three14542
4) Four206.3
5) Five51.1
6) Six100
7) Seven60
8) Eight or more40
9) Refused57.1
Missing66495 
TOTAL72239100.0
12) How many are children under six? (CHILD6)
TOTAL%
0) Zero4057956.2
1) One2149529.8
2) Two855311.8
3) Three13151.8
4) Four208.3
5) Five230
6) Six60
7) Seven20
9) Refused56.1
Missing66495 
TOTAL72237100.0
13) What is your age? (AGE)
TOTAL%
18) 1850252.9
19) 1936592.1
20) 2032191.8
21) 2134292
22) 2230781.8
23) 2333251.9
24) 2434712
25) 2541962.4
26) 2638942.2
27) 2742322.4
28) 2840252.3
29) 2938952.2
30) 3048402.8
31) 3136932.1
32) 3243072.5
33) 3341382.4
34) 3438592.2
35) 3542722.4
36) 3636022.1
37) 3734262
38) 3835502
39) 3933701.9
40) 4039712.3
41) 4127941.6
42) 4236432.1
43) 4327031.5
44) 4421771.2
45) 4529081.7
46) 4624891.4
47) 4726921.5
48) 4823561.3
49) 4921811.2
50) 5029221.7
51) 5118471.1
52) 5219651.1
53) 5319801.1
54) 5419271.1
55) 5523921.4
56) 5618351
57) 5718811.1
58) 5820081.1
59) 5920621.2
60) 6026621.5
61) 6116771
62) 6222961.3
63) 6319681.1
64) 6418711.1
65) 6528411.6
66) 6617851
67) 6718151
68) 6818721.1
69) 691610.9
70) 7019671.1
71) 711183.7
72) 721486.8
73) 731198.7
74) 741131.6
75) 7517511
76) 761318.8
77) 771232.7
78) 781091.6
79) 79972.6
80) 801243.7
81) 81653.4
82) 82638.4
83) 83406.2
84) 84396.2
85) 85361.2
86) 86223.1
87) 87181.1
88) 88120.1
89) 8988.1
90) 90790
91) 91330
92) 92440
93) 93210
94) 94170
95) 95180
97) 9780
98) 9810
99) Refused39532.3
TOTAL175447100.0
14) What is the last grade of school you completed? (EDUCATIO)
TOTAL%
1) Less than high school3751121.4
2) High school graduate6239235.6
3) Some college3699121.1
4) College graduate2423613.8
5) Graduate school102765.9
6) Technical school30141.7
9) Refused1022.6
TOTAL175442100.0
15) Is your total annual household income from all sources, and before taxes: (INCOME)
TOTAL%
1) Less than $10,0001898110.8
2) $10,000 to $14,000150128.6
3) $15,000 to $19,000162809.3
4) $20,000 to $24,000168189.6
5) $25,000 to $29,000168139.6
6) $30,000 to $39,0002199412.5
7) $40,000 to $49,000162729.3
8) $50,000 to $74,0001767210.1
9) $75,000 or more98575.6
10) Don't know110296.3
11) Refused147138.4
TOTAL175441100.0
16) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE WHO DIDN'T KNOW OR REFUSED: Is your total annual household income from sources before taxes: (INCOME2)
TOTAL%
1) $25,000 or more525620.4
2) Under $25,000412316
8) Don't know543521.1
9) Refused1093042.5
Missing98741 
TOTAL25744100.0
17) Are you of Hispanic origin or background? (HISPANIC)
TOTAL%
1) Yes97545.6
2) No16316393
8) Don't know1534.9
9) Refused990.6
TOTAL175441100.0
18) Are you white Hispanic or black Hispanic? (HISPRAC)
TOTAL%
1) White779479.9
2) Black131713.5
9) No answer6426.6
Missing108855 
TOTAL9753100.0
19) Would you consider yourself to be white, black, or of some other race? (RACE)
TOTAL%
1) White13585282
2) Black2376914.3
8) Don't know43842.6
9) Refused16821
Missing4868 
TOTAL165687100.0
20) Generally speaking, do you usually think of yourself as: a Republican, a Democrat, or an Independent? (POLPART)
TOTAL%
0) Other25991.5
1) Republican5080729
2) Democrat6135435
3) Independent5109829.1
8) Don't know51202.9
9) Refused44632.5
TOTAL175441100.0
21) Besides the telephone number I reached you on, how many other telephone numbers, if any, does your household have? (OTHTEL)
TOTAL%
0) None16222692.5
1) One91565.2
2) Two19531.1
3) Three444.3
4) Four or more196.1
9) Refused1466.8
TOTAL175441100.0
22) Gender of respondent (GENDER)
TOTAL%
1) Male8327547.5
2) Female9216652.5
TOTAL175441100.0
23) What is your religion? IF PROTESTANT ASK: Which Protestant denomination would that be? (RELIGAF)
TOTAL%
1) Catholic4600426.2
2) Protestant172149.8
3) Jewish31371.8
4) Baptist3396419.4
5) Buddhist404.2
6) Christian80734.6
7) Christian Science214.1
8) Episcopal29541.7
9) Evangelical546.3
10) Greek Orthodox384.2
11) Hindu227.1
12) Islamic133.1
13) Jehovah's Witnesses1381.8
14) Latter-day Saints1134.6
15) Lutheran91105.2
16) Methodist141168
17) Mormon1353.8
18) Moslem394.2
19) Nazarene549.3
20) Pentecostal31161.8
21) Presbyterian49852.8
22) Russian Orthodox850
23) Seventh-day Adventist668.4
24) Shintoist60
25) Taoist220
26) Unitarian463.3
27) New Apostolic117.1
28) New Age200
29) Church of Christ17691
30) Charismatic740
31) Holiness610.3
32) Church of God442.3
33) Open Bible40
34) Wiccan80
35) Humanist290
36) Worldwide Church of God116.1
37) Church of America110
38) Congregational438.2
39) Assemblies of God617.4
40) Fundamentalist270
41) Agnostic1186.7
42) None131167.5
43) Brethren206.1
44) Disciples of Christ144.1
45) Quaker302.2
46) Dutch Reformed200
47) Eckankar180
48) Deity60
49) Anglican550
50) Church of England340
51) Four Square40
52) Rastafarian140
53) Christian Reformed400
54) Bahai280
55) Covenant160
56) Four Square Gospel240
57) Non-denominational194.1
58) Ecumenical10
59) Independent Church250
60) Wesleyan580
61) Church of God in Christ320
62) Eastern Orthodox330
63) Scientology450
97) Other889.5
99) Refused40312.3
TOTAL175439100.0
24) FIPS Code for state (STATE)
TOTAL%
1) AL29931.7
4) AZ25541.5
5) AR16701
6) CA2055611.7
8) CO23461.3
9) CT22581.3
10) DE540.3
11) DC453.3
12) FL96575.5
13) GA47822.7
16) ID726.4
17) IL83664.8
18) IN40392.3
19) IA18581.1
20) KS16991
21) KY28701.6
22) LA27881.6
23) ME809.5
24) MD33551.9
25) MA41162.3
26) MI65793.7
27) MN28231.6
28) MS19061.1
29) MO34452
30) MT600.3
31) NE1049.6
32) NV850.5
33) NH795.5
34) NJ57003.2
35) NM1084.6
36) NY132277.5
37) NC49402.8
38) ND435.2
39) OH77794.4
40) OK21431.2
41) OR19911.1
42) PA86404.9
44) RI685.4
45) SC25361.4
46) SD449.3
47) TN37462.1
48) TX108646.2
49) UT1109.6
50) VT372.2
51) VA45202.6
53) WA33761.9
54) WV1461.8
55) WI35902
56) WY315.2
TOTAL175444100.0
25) County codes using the Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL17544127876.9415660.62
26) Metropolitan status code (METROCOD)
TOTAL%
1) In center city of metropolitan area6354636.2
2) Outside center city, inside center city county3284718.7
3) Suburb3314118.9
4) METRO/NOCT50692.9
5) Non-metro4083823.3
TOTAL175441100.0
27) Nielsen county size: 1) Any county in a MSA 2) Any county NOT in a MSA, but with a population over 150,000 3) Any county with a population between 40,000 and 150,000. (NEILSEN)
TOTAL%
1) In MSA7217941.1
2) County with a population over 150,0005071428.9
3) County with a population between 40,000 and 150,0002706215.4
4) Other2548614.5
TOTAL175441100.0
28) Census area (CENSUS)
TOTAL%
1) New England90355.1
2) Mid Atlantic2756715.7
3) East North Central3035317.3
4) West North Central117586.7
5) South Atlantic3224418.4
6) East South Central115146.6
7) West South Central1746510
8) Mountain95835.5
9) Pacific2592314.8
TOTAL175442100.0
29) Population weight (In thousands; frequency of 1=1,000) (POPWGHT)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL1.5431.116
30) Household weight (In thousands; frequency of 1=1,000) (HHWGHT)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL1754411.130.88
31) Age group 18 to 97 (AGE1897)
TOTAL%
1) 18 to 294544826.5
2) 30 to 393905722.8
3) 40 to 492791116.3
4) 50 to 592081912.1
5) 60 to 692039511.9
6) 70 to 79133287.8
7) 80 to 8943092.5
8) 90 to 97220.1
Missing2544 
TOTAL171487100.0
32) Yes No Religion (RELGNONE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, religion16111091.8
2) None143318.2
TOTAL175441100.0
33) Gender of respondent (for use with online analysis) (I-GENDER)
TOTAL%
1) Male8327547.5
2) Female9216652.5
TOTAL175441100.0
34) What is your age? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-AGE)
TOTAL%
1) 18-294544826.5
2) 30-393905722.8
3) 40-492791116.3
4) 50-643129318.2
5) 65+2778016.2
Missing2543 
TOTAL171489100.0
35) What is the last grade of school you completed? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-EDUC)
TOTAL%
1) Less than high school3751121.5
2) High school graduate6239235.8
3) Some college or technical school4000522.9
4) College graduate2423613.9
5) Graduate school102765.9
Missing670 
TOTAL174420100.0
36) Generally speaking, do you usually think of yourself as: a Republican, a Democrat, or an Independent? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-PARTYID)
TOTAL%
1) Republican5080730.6
2) Democrat6135437
3) Independent or other5369732.4
Missing5737 
TOTAL165858100.0
37) What is your religion? IF PROTESTANT ASK: Which Protestant denomination would that be? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-RELIGION)
TOTAL%
1) Protestant9145353.4
2) Catholic4600426.8
3) Other religion1965211.5
4) Nothing in particular, agnostic or none143018.3
Missing2672 
TOTAL171410100.0