The Henry Institute National Survey of Religion and Public Life, 2008

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All frequencies are raw numbers (no weights used).
1) Case ID (CASEID)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL30021594.267933
2) We would first like to ask you a few questions about some current issues. Please tell me if you strongly disagree, disagree somewhat, have no opinion, agree somewhat, or strongly agree with each statement. Strict rules to protect the environment are necessary even if they cost jobs or result in higher prices. [B1] (ENVIRONM)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree49916.6
2) Somewhat disagree58419.5
3) No opinion2438.1
4) Somewhat agree101233.7
5) Strongly agree65321.8
9) No answer/refused [volunteered]110.4
TOTAL3002100.0
3) The government should spend more to fight hunger and poverty even if it means higher taxes on the middle class. [B2] (HUNGER)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree83327.7
2) Somewhat disagree52417.5
3) No opinion1806.0
4) Somewhat agree73224.4
5) Strongly agree72524.2
9) No answer/refused [volunteered]80.3
TOTAL3002100.0
4) There are too many immigrants in the U.S. today. [B3] (IMMIGRAT)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree57719.2
2) Somewhat disagree53617.9
3) No opinion40813.6
4) Somewhat agree47415.8
5) Strongly agree100033.3
9) No answer/refused [volunteered]70.2
TOTAL3002100.0
5) Free trade is good for the economy even if it means the loss of some U.S. jobs. [B4] (FREETRAD)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree110536.8
2) Somewhat disagree62620.9
3) No opinion2739.1
4) Somewhat agree62220.7
5) Strongly agree36212.1
9) No answer/refused [volunteered]140.5
TOTAL3002100.0
6) Gays and lesbians should be permitted to marry legally. [B5] (GAYS)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree128642.8
2) Somewhat disagree2097.0
3) No opinion33611.2
4) Somewhat agree43314.4
5) Strongly agree73424.5
9) No answer/refused [volunteered]40.1
TOTAL3002100.0
7) Abortion should be legal and solely up to the woman to decide. [B6] (ABORTION)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree86328.7
2) Somewhat disagree2739.1
3) No opinion1846.1
4) Somewhat agree47315.8
5) Strongly agree120540.1
9) No answer/refused [volunteered]40.1
TOTAL3002100.0
8) Local communities should be allowed to post the Ten Commandments and other religious symbols in public buildings if the majority agrees. [B7] (COMMAND)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree45915.3
2) Somewhat disagree2217.4
3) No opinion1796.0
4) Somewhat agree58619.5
5) Strongly agree155251.7
9) No answer/refused [volunteered]50.2
TOTAL3002100.0
9) Clergy should be permitted to endorse political candidates during religious services. [B8] (ENDORSE)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree146948.9
2) Somewhat disagree44514.8
3) No opinion32610.9
4) Somewhat agree43414.5
5) Strongly agree31410.5
9) No answer/refused [volunteered]140.5
TOTAL3002100.0
10) If invited by the school, private citizens should be able to provide prayers at public school graduation ceremonies. [B9] (PUBLICPR)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree38012.7
2) Somewhat disagree2478.2
3) No opinion1866.2
4) Somewhat agree67822.6
5) Strongly agree150950.3
9) No answer/refused [volunteered]20.1
TOTAL3002100.0
11) The U.S. did the right thing in taking military action against Iraq. [B10] (IRAQ)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree121640.5
2) Somewhat disagree36012.0
3) No opinion2026.7
4) Somewhat agree50816.9
5) Strongly agree70723.6
9) No answer/refused [volunteered]90.3
TOTAL3002100.0
12) Do you currently belong to one or more voluntary organizations or associations, including school groups, professional associations, sports clubs, fraternal clubs, or anything similar? [C1] (ACTIVEAS)
TOTAL%
1) No (Go to C3 [PARTFREQ])124441.4
2) Yes (Go to C2 [RELIGGRP])173457.8
8) Don't know/no opinion [volunteered]200.7
9) No answer/refused [volunteered]40.1
TOTAL3002100.0
13) Considering the groups to which you currently belong, about how many would you say are religiously affiliated? [C2] (RELIGGRP)
TOTAL%
1) None of them62836.2
2) Some of them89551.6
3) All of them19611.3
8) Don't know/no opinion [volunteered]150.9
Missing1268 
TOTAL1734100.0
14) During the past twelve months, how often would you say you have participated in group activities, including attending meetings? Never, once a year, a few times a year, once a month, a few times a month, or weekly or more? [C3] (PARTFREQ)
TOTAL%
1) Never57119.0
2) Once a year1886.3
3) A few times a year64521.5
4) Once a month45115.0
5) A few times a month51817.3
6) Weekly or more60820.3
8) Don't know/no opinion [volunteered]190.6
9) No answer/refused [volunteered]20.1
TOTAL3002100.0
15) During the past twelve months, have you done any kind of volunteer work? [C4] (VOLUNTEE)
TOTAL%
1) No115338.4
2) Yes184561.5
8) Don't know/no opinion [volunteered]40.1
TOTAL3002100.0
16) During the past twelve months, have you served in ANY leadership role in any group or association? (IF NECESSARY: Such as chairing a meeting, serving as an officer, or leading a committee?) [C5] (LEADSHIP)
TOTAL%
1) No190563.5
2) Yes109136.3
8) Don't know/no opinion [volunteered]50.2
9) No answer/refused [volunteered]10.0
TOTAL3002100.0
17) About how many of the groups where you served as a leader during the past twelve months are religiously affiliated in some way? [Ask if C5 = Yes] [C6] (RELLEAD)
TOTAL%
1) None of them51947.6
2) Some of them42539.0
3) All of them14313.1
8) Don't know/no opinion [volunteered]30.3
9) No answer/refused [volunteered]10.1
Missing1911 
TOTAL1091100.0
18) Generally speaking, how closely do you follow politics and matters related to public life? Not at all, just a little, somewhat closely, or very closely? [C7] (FOLLOWPA)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all1043.5
2) Just a little35511.8
3) Somewhat closely123541.1
4) Very closely130143.3
8) Don't know/no opinion (PROBE FIRST: If you had to choose?) [volunteered]60.2
9) No answer/refused [volunteered]10.0
TOTAL3002100.0
19) How often do you talk politics with family, friends, or co-workers? Would you say never, seldom, several times a month, several times a week, or every day? [C8] (TALKPOLI)
TOTAL%
1) Never1635.4
2) Seldom51417.1
3) Several times a month68822.9
4) Several times a week83527.8
5) Every day79526.5
8) Don't know/no opinion (PROBE FIRST: If you had to choose?) [volunteered]70.2
TOTAL3002100.0
20) Do you happen to know which party has the most members in the House of Representatives in Washington? (IF NECESSARY: What party would you say has the most members in the House of Representatives?) [C9] (KNPARTYH)
TOTAL%
0) Any other answer112037.3
1) The Democratic Party188262.7
TOTAL3002100.0
21) Who has the final responsibility to decide if a law is constitutional or not... is it the president, the Congress, the Supreme Court? (IF NECESSARY: Would you say the president, the Congress, or the Supreme Court decides if a law is constitutional?) [C10] (KNFEDJUD)
TOTAL%
0) Any other answer93331.1
1) The Supreme Court206968.9
TOTAL3002100.0
22) Do you happen to know who Vladimir Putin is? [C11] (KNPUTIN)
TOTAL%
0) Any other answer107935.9
1) President of Russia [or Prime Minister]192364.1
TOTAL3002100.0
23) Some say that most people can be trusted. Others do not. How about you? What number would you pick on a scale from 1 to 7 where '1' represents no trust in others and '7' represents the highest level of trust in other people. [C12] (SOCTRUST)
TOTAL%
1) No trust1194.0
2) 21334.4
3) 333111.0
4) 458919.6
5) 5113237.7
6) 639213.1
7) Maximum trust2418.0
8) Don't know/no opinion511.7
9) No answer/refused140.5
TOTAL3002100.0
24) Split A or B: Split sample group B (two-thirds): reserve C13-C21 for 'B' group only. (SPLITAB)
TOTAL%
1) SPLIT A150250.0
2) SPLIT B150050.0
TOTAL3002100.0
25) Here are some forms of political and social action that people can take. Please indicate, for each one, whether you have done any of these things IN THE PAST TWELVE MONTHS. Contacted a public official to express your views. (IF NECESSARY: In the past twelve months, have you contacted a public official to express your views?) [C13] (CONTOFFI)
TOTAL%
1) No87858.5
2) Yes61741.1
8) Don't know/no opinion [volunteered]40.3
9) No answer/refused [volunteered]10.1
Missing1502 
TOTAL1500100.0
26) Contacted the media to express your views. (IF NECESSARY: In the past twelve months, have you contacted the media to express your views?) [C14] (CONTMEDI)
TOTAL%
1) No122281.5
2) Yes27618.4
8) Don't know/no opinion [volunteered]10.1
9) No answer/refused [volunteered]10.1
Missing1502 
TOTAL1500100.0
27) Took part in a protest, march, or demonstration. (IF NECESSARY: In the past twelve months, have you taken part in a protest, march, or demonstration?) [C15] (PROTEST)
TOTAL%
1) No141394.2
2) Yes845.6
8) Don't know/no opinion [volunteered]20.1
9) No answer/refused [volunteered]10.1
Missing1502 
TOTAL1500100.0
28) Signed a petition. (IF NECESSARY: In the past twelve months, have you signed a petition?) [C16] (PETITION)
TOTAL%
1) No78352.2
2) Yes70947.3
8) Don't know/no opinion [volunteered]70.5
9) No answer/refused [volunteered]10.1
Missing1502 
TOTAL1500100.0
29) Boycotted, or deliberately bought, certain products for political, ethical, or environmental reasons. (IF NECESSARY: In the past twelve months, have you boycotted, or deliberately bought, certain products for political, ethical or environmental reasons?) [C17] (BOYCOTT)
TOTAL%
1) No84256.1
2) Yes65343.5
8) Don't know/no opinion [volunteered]30.2
9) No answer/refused [volunteered]20.1
Missing1502 
TOTAL1500100.0
30) Attended a political meeting or rally. (IF NECESSARY: In the past twelve months, have you attended a political meeting or rally?) [C18] (ATTENDPO)
TOTAL%
1) No118979.3
2) Yes30920.6
8) Don't know/no opinion [volunteered]10.1
9) No answer/refused [volunteered]10.1
Missing1502 
TOTAL1500100.0
31) Worn a campaign button, had a political bumper sticker on your car or a political sign in your yard or window. (IF NECESSARY: In the past twelve months, have you worn a campaign button, had a political bumper sticker on your car or a political sign in your yard or window?) [C19] (DISPSIGN)
TOTAL%
1) No108872.5
2) Yes41027.3
9) No answer/refused [volunteered]20.1
Missing1502 
TOTAL1500100.0
32) Contributed money to a candidate or political party. (IF NECESSARY: In the past twelve months, have you contributed to a candidate or political party?) [C20] (CAMPCONT)
TOTAL%
1) No106771.1
2) Yes43028.7
8) Don't know/no opinion [volunteered]20.1
9) No answer/refused [volunteered]10.1
Missing1502 
TOTAL1500100.0
33) Volunteered or worked for a political candidate or party. (IF NECESSARY: In the past twelve months, have you volunteered or worked for a political candidate or party?) [C21] (WORKCAND)
TOTAL%
1) No132188.1
2) Yes17811.9
9) No answer/refused [volunteered]10.1
Missing1502 
TOTAL1500100.0
34) Turning now to another subject... In politics, do you usually think of yourself as a Republican, a Democrat, or an independent? [D1] (PARTYID)
TOTAL%
1) Strong Republican62220.7
2) Weak Republican2428.1
3) Lean more towards the Republicans2518.4
4) Strict independent56919.0
5) Lean more towards the Democrats2688.9
6) Weak Democrat2016.7
7) Strong Democrat69623.2
8) Don't know/no opinion [volunteered]913.0
9) No answer/refused [volunteered]622.1
TOTAL3002100.0
35) We find that about half the public does not vote in presidential election. How about you, did you get a chance to vote in the 2004 presidential election? [D2] (VOTED04)
TOTAL%
1) No, did not vote41113.7
2) Yes, did vote257985.9
7) Could not vote/not a citizen30.1
8) Don't know/no opinion [volunteered]70.2
9) No answer/refused [volunteered]20.1
TOTAL3002100.0
36) [If voted in 2004 presidential election] Did you vote for George W. Bush, John Kerry, or someone else? [D3] (PRESVOT)
TOTAL%
1) Bush126048.9
2) Kerry87734.0
3) Other31612.3
7) Could not vote/not a citizen10.0
8) Don't know/no opinion [volunteered]451.7
9) No answer/refused [volunteered]803.1
Missing423 
TOTAL2579100.0
37) Did you get a chance to vote in the 2006 election for the U.S. House of Representatives? [D4] (CONGELEC)
TOTAL%
1) Did not vote96732.2
2) Did vote193464.4
7) Could not vote/not a citizen30.1
8) Don't know/no opinion [volunteered]903.0
9) No answer/refused [volunteered]80.3
TOTAL3002100.0
38) [If voted in 2006 Congressional election] Did you vote for the Republican, the Democrat, or someone else? (IF NECESSARY: When you voted for the member of the House of Representatives from your district?) [D5] (VOTECONG)
TOTAL%
1) Republican80541.6
2) Democrat86144.5
3) Someone else1055.4
7) Could not vote/not a citizen10.1
8) Don't know/no opinion [volunteered]1025.3
9) No answer/refused [volunteered]603.1
Missing1068 
TOTAL1934100.0
39) Randomly assign half of respondents D6 and the other half D7 (SPLITCD)
TOTAL%
1) SPLIT C - GET ASKED D6150250.0
2) SPLIT D - GET ASKED D7150050.0
TOTAL3002100.0
40) If the 2008 presidential election were held today and the major candidates were Senators John McCain and Hillary Clinton, would you vote for McCain, Clinton, someone else, or do you think you would sit out the election? [D6] (VOTECLIN)
TOTAL%
1) McCain62141.3
2) Clinton52334.8
3) Someone else15610.4
4) Sit out the election (not intend to vote)1016.7
5) Undecided [volunteered]634.2
7) Cannot vote/not a citizen30.2
8) Don't know/no opinion [volunteered]241.6
9) No answer/refused [volunteered]110.7
Missing1500 
TOTAL1502100.0
41) If the 2008 presidential election were held today and the major candidates were Senators John McCain and Barack Obama, would you vote for McCain, Obama, someone else, or do you think you would sit out the election? [D7] (VOTEOBAM)
TOTAL%
1) McCain55837.2
2) Obama53835.9
3) Someone else1399.3
4) Sit out the election (not intend to vote)1228.1
5) Undecided [volunteered]895.9
7) Cannot vote/not a citizen20.1
8) Don't know/no opinion [volunteered]352.3
9) No answer/refused [volunteered]171.1
Missing1502 
TOTAL1500100.0
42) Do you consider religion to be an important part of your life or not? [E1] (RELIMP)
TOTAL%
1) No [Go to E3]74224.7
2) Yes [Go to E2]222974.3
8) Don't know/no opinion [PROBE FIRST: If you had to choose?] [volunteered]240.8
9) No answer/refused [volunteered]70.2
TOTAL3002100.0
43) Would you say religion provides some, quite a bit, or a great deal of guidance in your day to day life? [E2] (RELGUID)
TOTAL%
1) Some guidance52023.0
2) Quite a bit55024.3
3) Great deal of guidance116251.4
8) Don't know/no opinion [PROBE FIRST: If you had to choose?] [volunteered]170.8
9) No answer/refused [volunteered]110.5
Missing742 
TOTAL2260100.0
44) What is your religious affiliation? Is it Protestant, Catholic, another type of Christian, Jewish, some other religion, agnostic or atheist, or nothing in particular? [E3] (RELPREF)
TOTAL%
1) Protestant101033.6
2) Catholic66122.0
3) Another type of Christian47115.7
4) Jewish481.6
5) Islam/Muslim80.3
6) Some other religion2719.0
7) Agnostic782.6
8) Atheist581.9
9) Nothing in particular31610.5
88) Don't know/no opinion371.2
99) No answer/refused441.5
TOTAL3002100.0
45) What denomination, religious group, or church is that? [E4] (DENOMCH)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL148147.31331
46) [CODE IN E4: THIS IS ONLY A PROBE FOR E4, NOT A SEPARATE QUESTION.] With which Baptist group is your church associated? Is it the Southern Baptist Convention, the American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A., an independent Baptist church, or some other Baptist group? (ONLY IF NECESSARY: Let me read some choices and please tell me what best describes you. Are you a member of the...) [E4A] (BAPTPROB)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL148147.31331
47) [CODE IN E4: THIS IS ONLY A PROBE FOR E4, NOT A SEPARATE QUESTION.] Is this the Church of the Brethren, the Plymouth Brethren, or something else? [E4B] (BRETPROB)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL148147.31331
48) [CODE IN E4: THIS IS ONLY A PROBE FOR E4, NOT A SEPARATE QUESTION.] Is this the Church of Christ or the United Church of Christ? (ONLY IF NECESSARY: Let me read some choices and please tell me what best describes you. Are you a member of the...) [E4C] (CRSTPROB)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL148147.31331
49) [CODE IN E4: THIS IS ONLY A PROBE FOR E4, NOT A SEPARATE QUESTION.] Is this the Church of God of Anderson, Indiana, the Church of God of Cleveland, Tennessee, or something else? (ONLY IF NECESSARY: Let me read some choices and please tell me what best describes you. Are you a member of the...) [E4D] (CHGDPROB)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL148147.31331
50) [CODE IN E4: THIS IS ONLY A PROBE FOR E4, NOT A SEPARATE QUESTION.] Is that the Evangelical Free Church, Evangelical Covenant Church, a non-denominational evangelical church, or something else? (ONLY IF NECESSARY: Let me read some choices and please tell me what best describes you. Are you a member of the...) [E4E] (EVANPROB)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL148147.31331
51) [CODE IN E4: THIS IS ONLY A PROBE FOR E4, NOT A SEPARATE QUESTION.] What kind of Holiness church is this? Is it the Church of the Nazarene, the Wesleyan Church, the Free Methodists, or something else? (ONLY IF NECESSARY: Let me read some choices and please tell me what best describes you. Are you a member of the...) [E4F] (GHOLPROB)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL148147.31331
52) [CODE IN E4: THIS IS ONLY A PROBE FOR E4, NOT A SEPARATE QUESTION.] What kind of non-denominational or independent church is that? Is it an independent Baptist church, an inter-denominational church, a non-denominational church, or something else? (ONLY IF NECESSARY: Let me read some choices and please tell me what best describes you. Are you a member of an...) [E4G] (NONDPROB)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL148147.31331
53) [CODE IN E4: THIS IS ONLY A PROBE FOR E4, NOT A SEPARATE QUESTION.] Is this church part of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, the Missouri Synod, or some other Lutheran group? (ONLY IF NECESSARY: Let me read some choices and please tell me what best describes you. Are you a member of the...) [E4H] (LUTHPROB)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL148147.31331
54) [CODE IN E4: THIS IS ONLY A PROBE FOR E4, NOT A SEPARATE QUESTION.] Is your church part of the United Methodist Church, African Methodist Episcopal Church, or some other Methodist group? (ONLY IF NECESSARY: Let me read some choices and please tell me what best describes you. Are you a member of the...) [E4I] (METHPROB)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL148147.31331
55) [CODE IN E4: THIS IS ONLY A PROBE FOR E4, NOT A SEPARATE QUESTION.] What kind of Orthodox Church is that? (ONLY IF NECESSARY: Let me read some choices and please tell me what best describes you. Are you a member of the...) [E4J] (ORTHPROB)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL148147.31331
56) [CODE IN E4: THIS IS ONLY A PROBE FOR E4, NOT A SEPARATE QUESTION.] What kind of Pentecostal church is this? Is it Assemblies of God, Church of God in Christ, the Four Square Gospel, or something else? (ONLY IF NECESSARY: Let me read some choices and please tell me what best describes you. Are you a member of the...) [E4K] (PENTPROB)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL148147.31331
57) [CODE IN E4: THIS IS ONLY A PROBE FOR E4, NOT A SEPARATE QUESTION.] Is this the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A., Presbyterian Church in America, or some other Presbyterian group? (ONLY IF NECESSARY: Let me read some choices and please tell me what best describes you. Are you a member of the...) [E4L] (PRESPROB)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL148147.31331
58) [CODE IN E4: THIS IS ONLY A PROBE FOR E4, NOT A SEPARATE QUESTION.] Is this the Christian Reformed Church, the Reformed Church in America, or some other Reformed group? [E4M] (REFPROB)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL148147.31331
59) Do you consider yourself Orthodox, Conservative, Reform, or something else? [E5] (JEWISH)
TOTAL%
1) Orthodox Jew48.3
2) Conservative Jew1531.3
3) Reform Jew2143.8
5) Other [volunteered]510.4
7) Not further specified [volunteered]12.1
9) No answer/refused [volunteered]24.2
Missing2954 
TOTAL48100.0
60) Thinking about your denomination or church, which of the following statements comes CLOSEST to your view? My denomination or religion should (1) strive to preserve its traditional beliefs and practices OR (2) be willing to adjust traditions in light of new ideas OR (3) strive to adopt modern beliefs and practices. [E6] (TRADMOD)
TOTAL%
1) Strive to preserve its traditional beliefs/practices105442.7
2) Be willing to adjust traditions in light of new ideas90936.8
3) Strive to adopt modern beliefs and practices32513.2
5) None of these responses [volunteered]692.8
8) Don't know/no opinion [volunteered]873.5
9) No answer/refused [volunteered]251.0
Missing533 
TOTAL2469100.0
61) People with traditional and modern views often argue about religious beliefs and practices. Are you aware of this kind of argument in your denomination or religion? [E7] (DIVISION)
TOTAL%
1) No106143.0
2) Yes135955.0
8) Don't know/no opinion [volunteered]371.5
9) No answer/refused [volunteered]120.5
Missing533 
TOTAL2469100.0
62) When such arguments occur, do you tend to side with the traditional point of view, the modern point of view, or do you usually not take sides? [E8] (TAKESIDE)
TOTAL%
1) Traditional41530.5
2) Modern32123.6
3) Does not usually take sides53139.1
5) None of these responses adequate [volunteered]544.0
8) Don't know/no opinion [volunteered]312.3
9) No answer/refused [volunteered]70.5
Missing1643 
TOTAL1359100.0
63) About how many people belong to your congregation? [E9] (CONGSIZ)
TOTAL%
1) 100 or fewer members18915.3
2) Between 101 and 250 members26721.6
3) Between 251 and 500 members24319.7
4) Between 501 and 1,000 members16913.7
5) Between 1,001 and 2,000 members957.7
6) Over 2,000 members12810.4
8) Don't know/no opinion (PROBE FIRST: If you had to pick one of the two...) [volunteered]1139.2
9) No answer/refused [volunteered]302.4
Missing1768 
TOTAL1234100.0
64) Some congregations focus on the moral and spiritual needs of their members, others focus on the moral and social problems facing the wider community. How would you describe the focus of the house of worship you attend? [E10] (CONGFOC)
TOTAL%
1) More focus on members47338.3
2) More focus on the wider community57246.4
8) Don't know/no opinion (PROBE FIRST: If you had to pick one of the two...) [volunteered]14111.4
9) No answer/refused [volunteered]483.9
Missing1768 
TOTAL1234100.0
65) Thinking of your closest friends, about what proportion would you say attends the same house of worship as you? Would you say none, about a fourth of your closest friends or fewer, between a fourth and a half of your close friends, half to three-fourths of your closest friends, or more than three-fourths of your closest friends? [E11] (FRNDCONG)
TOTAL%
1) None29423.8
2) A fourth or fewer34928.3
3) A fourth to a half19315.6
4) Half to three-fourths21217.2
5) More than three-fourths13010.5
8) Don't know/no opinion (PROBE FIRST: If you had to choose...) [volunteered]362.9
9) No answer/refused [volunteered]201.6
Missing1768 
TOTAL1234100.0
66) Which of the following comes CLOSEST to your views on the existence of God? [F1] (EXIST)
TOTAL%
1) I am certain that God does NOT exist973.2
2) I think that God does NOT exist, but I am not certain1354.5
3) I think God EXISTS, but I have some doubts35912.0
4) I am certain God exists234578.1
5) None of these statements (PROBE FIRST: If you had to pick one) [volunteered]180.6
8) Don't know/no opinion [volunteered]270.9
9) No answer/refused [volunteered]210.7
TOTAL3002100.0
67) Which one of the following statements comes CLOSEST to your view of God? [F2] (GODVIEW)
TOTAL%
1) A person to whom I can relate152755.1
2) An impersonal force that set the universe in motion98935.7
5) None of these statements (PROBE FIRST: If you had to pick one) [volunteered]963.5
8) Don't know/no opinion [volunteered]1124.0
9) No answer/refused [volunteered]461.7
Missing232 
TOTAL2770100.0
68) [Text based on religion from E3] (F3TEXT)
TOTAL%
1) Bible267589.1
2) Torah481.6
3) Koran80.3
4) Sacred scriptures2719.0
TOTAL3002100.0
69) Which of the following comes CLOSEST to your view of the Bible? [IF JEWISH: TORAH; IF MUSLIM: KORAN; OTHERS: SACRED SCRIPTURES.] It is: [F3] (BIBLE1)
TOTAL%
1) The inspired word of God167055.6
2) A great book of wisdom and history88329.4
3) A book of myths and legends33011.0
5) None of these statements (PROBE FIRST: If you had to choose...) [volunteered]431.4
9) No answer/refused [volunteered]762.5
TOTAL3002100.0
70) Is the Bible [IF JEWISH: TORAH; IF MUSLIM: KORAN; OTHERS: SACRED SCRIPTURES.] true, to be taken literally word for word, true, but not to be taken literally word for word, OR true for religion, but with some historical errors? [F4] (BIBLE2)
TOTAL%
1) True, to be taken literally word for word83027.6
2) True, but not to be taken word for word50917.0
3) True for religion, but with some human errors33011.0
5) None of these statements (PROBE FIRST: If you had to choose...) [volunteered]371.2
9) No answer/refused [volunteered]129643.2
TOTAL3002100.0
71) Now we would like your views on some religious questions which are controversial to some people. For each statement, please tell me if you strongly disagree, somewhat disagree, have no opinion, somewhat agree, or strongly agree. All the great religions of the world are equally true and good. [F5] (LAYLIB)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree105535.1
2) Somewhat disagree46115.4
3) No opinion2658.8
4) Somewhat agree62720.9
5) Strongly agree57219.1
9) No answer/refused [volunteered]220.7
TOTAL3002100.0
72) There are clear and absolute standards for what is right and wrong. [F6] (ABSMORAL)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree2237.4
2) Somewhat disagree2739.1
3) No opinion1093.6
4) Somewhat agree63921.3
5) Strongly agree174958.3
9) No answer/refused [volunteered]90.3
TOTAL3002100.0
73) Belief in Jesus Christ is the ONLY way to salvation. (IF ASKED: We are asking this of all respondents of all faith traditions and of none in order to have comparable data.) [F7] (JESONLY)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree65621.9
2) Somewhat disagree2879.6
3) No opinion2117.0
4) Somewhat agree36112.0
5) Strongly agree146748.9
9) No answer/refused [volunteered]200.7
TOTAL3002100.0
74) The Devil really exists and is not just a symbol. [F8] (DEVIL)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree57719.2
2) Somewhat disagree2187.3
3) No opinion2478.2
4) Somewhat agree47115.7
5) Strongly agree146748.9
9) No answer/refused [volunteered]220.7
TOTAL3002100.0
75) The world will end in a battle at Armageddon between Jesus and the Anti-Christ. (IF ASKED: We are asking this of all respondents of all faith traditions and of none in order to have comparable data.) [F9] (ARMAGEDD)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree94131.3
2) Somewhat disagree31310.4
3) No opinion65421.8
4) Somewhat agree33611.2
5) Strongly agree71423.8
9) No answer/refused [volunteered]441.5
TOTAL3002100.0
76) It is better to keep one's religious beliefs private. [F10] (RELPRIV1)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree87729.2
2) Somewhat disagree63221.1
3) No opinion2267.5
4) Somewhat agree69623.2
5) Strongly agree55918.6
9) No answer/refused [volunteered]120.4
TOTAL3002100.0
77) My spirituality does NOT depend on being involved in a religious organization. [F11] (RELPRIV2)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree47115.7
2) Somewhat disagree2929.7
3) No opinion1866.2
4) Somewhat agree61820.6
5) Strongly agree141447.1
9) No answer/refused [volunteered]210.7
TOTAL3002100.0
78) It doesn't much matter what you believe, as long as you are a good person. [F12] (RELPRIV3)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree78526.1
2) Somewhat disagree33311.1
3) No opinion1153.8
4) Somewhat agree58519.5
5) Strongly agree116738.9
9) No answer/refused [volunteered]170.6
TOTAL3002100.0
79) People use many different terms to describe themselves religiously. How well do these words describe your religious perspective? Not at all, only a little, fairly well, or very well? Fundamentalist (IF NECESSARY: Would you say this describes your religious perspective not at all, only a little, fairly well, or very well?) [F13] (FUNDAMEN)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all151350.4
2) Only a little53717.9
3) Fairly well34711.6
4) Very well30110.0
8) Don't know/no opinion [volunteered]2769.2
9) No answer/refused [volunteered]280.9
TOTAL3002100.0
80) People use many different terms to describe themselves religiously. How well do these words describe your religious perspective? Evangelical (IF NECESSARY: Would you say this describes your religious perspective not at all, only a little, fairly well, or very well?) [F14] (EVANGEL)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all140346.7
2) Only a little48316.1
3) Fairly well40913.6
4) Very well45415.1
8) Don't know/no opinion [volunteered]2187.3
9) No answer/refused [volunteered]351.2
TOTAL3002100.0
81) People use many different terms to describe themselves religiously. How well do these words describe your religious perspective? Pentecostal (IF NECESSARY: Would you say this describes your religious perspective not at all, only a little, fairly well, or very well?) [F15] (PENTECOS)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all186562.1
2) Only a little36612.2
3) Fairly well2006.7
4) Very well2267.5
8) Don't know/no opinion [volunteered]31310.4
9) No answer/refused [volunteered]321.1
TOTAL3002100.0
82) People use many different terms to describe themselves religiously. How well do these words describe your religious perspective? Charismatic (IF NECESSARY: Would you say this describes your religious perspective not at all, only a little, fairly well, or very well?) [F16] (CHARISMA)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all137745.9
2) Only a little59119.7
3) Fairly well39613.2
4) Very well33211.1
8) Don't know/no opinion [volunteered]2739.1
9) No answer/refused [volunteered]331.1
TOTAL3002100.0
83) People use many different terms to describe themselves religiously. How well do these words describe your religious perspective? Liberal (IF NECESSARY: Would you say this describes your religious perspective not at all, only a little, fairly well, or very well?) [F17] (LIBERAL)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all114138.0
2) Only a little64821.6
3) Fairly well58219.4
4) Very well44414.8
8) Don't know/no opinion [volunteered]1545.1
9) No answer/refused [volunteered]331.1
TOTAL3002100.0
84) People use many different terms to describe themselves religiously. How well do these words describe your religious perspective? Traditionalist (IF NECESSARY: Would you say this describes your religious perspective not at all, only a little, fairly well, or very well?) [F18] (TRADITIO)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all72924.3
2) Only a little66522.2
3) Fairly well75725.2
4) Very well64521.5
8) Don't know/no opinion [volunteered]1785.9
9) No answer/refused [volunteered]280.9
TOTAL3002100.0
85) People use many different terms to describe themselves religiously. How well do these words describe your religious perspective? Contemporary (IF NECESSARY: Would you say this describes your religious perspective not at all, only a little, fairly well, or very well?) [F19] (CONTEMPO)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all82627.5
2) Only a little83027.6
3) Fairly well67322.4
4) Very well37012.3
8) Don't know/no opinion [volunteered]2729.1
9) No answer/refused [volunteered]311.0
TOTAL3002100.0
86) People use many different words to describe God. How well do you think the following words describe how you understand or experience God? Not at all, only a little, fairly well, or very well? Distant [F20] (DISTANT)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all177059.0
2) Only a little44614.9
3) Fairly well2859.5
4) Very well30010.0
8) Don't know/no opinion [volunteered]1665.5
9) No answer/refused [volunteered]351.2
TOTAL3002100.0
87) People use many different words to describe God. How well do you think the following words describe how you understand or experience God? Forgiving (IF NECESSARY: Would you say this describes God not at all, only a little, fairly well, or very well?) [F21] (FORGIV)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all1725.7
2) Only a little1244.1
3) Fairly well43714.6
4) Very well217772.5
8) Don't know/no opinion [volunteered]652.2
9) No answer/refused [volunteered]270.9
TOTAL3002100.0
88) People use many different words to describe God. How well do you think the following words describe how you understand or experience God? Just (IF NECESSARY: Would you say this describes God not at all, only a little, fairly well, or very well?) [F22] (JUST)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all2598.6
2) Only a little2347.8
3) Fairly well55918.6
4) Very well180560.1
8) Don't know/no opinion [volunteered]1153.8
9) No answer/refused [volunteered]301.0
TOTAL3002100.0
89) People use many different words to describe God. How well do you think the following words describe how you understand or experience God? Loving (IF NECESSARY: Would you say this describes God not at all, only a little, fairly well, or very well?) [F23] (LOVING)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all1695.6
2) Only a little1224.1
3) Fairly well41713.9
4) Very well220973.6
8) Don't know/no opinion [volunteered]602.0
9) No answer/refused [volunteered]250.8
TOTAL3002100.0
90) People use many different words to describe God. How well do you think the following words describe how you understand or experience God? Punishing (IF NECESSARY: Would you say this describes God not at all, only a little, fairly well, or very well?) [F24] (PUNISH)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all120240.0
2) Only a little66822.3
3) Fairly well40813.6
4) Very well55818.6
8) Don't know/no opinion [volunteered]1294.3
9) No answer/refused [volunteered]371.2
TOTAL3002100.0
91) People use many different words to describe God. How well do you think the following words describe how you understand or experience God? Motherly (IF NECESSARY: Would you say this describes God not at all, only a little, fairly well, or very well?) [F25] (MOTHERLY)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all86028.6
2) Only a little44414.8
3) Fairly well53517.8
4) Very well96032.0
8) Don't know/no opinion [volunteered]1595.3
9) No answer/refused [volunteered]441.5
TOTAL3002100.0
92) Aside from weddings and funerals, how often do you attend worship services: never, a few times a year, once or twice a month, once a week, or more than once a week? [G1] (ATTEND)
TOTAL%
1) Never50616.9
2) A few times a year70723.6
3) Once or twice a month46815.6
4) Once a week80426.8
5) More than once a week48316.1
8) Don't know/no opinion [volunteered]180.6
9) No answer/refused [volunteered]160.5
TOTAL3002100.0
93) How often do you pray outside of worship services? [G2] (PRAY)
TOTAL%
1) Never36012.0
2) A few times a year1505.0
3) Once or twice a month2157.2
4) Once a week50016.7
5) More than once a week173657.8
8) Don't know/no opinion [volunteered]210.7
9) No answer/refused [volunteered]200.7
TOTAL3002100.0
94) Do you ever pray or speak in tongues? (IF ASKED: THIS IS A WAY THAT PENTECOSTALS AND CHARISMATICS PRAY) [G3] (TONGUES)
TOTAL%
1) No261086.9
2) Yes33311.1
8) Don't know/no opinion [volunteered]431.4
9) No answer/refused [volunteered]160.5
TOTAL3002100.0
95) How often do you participate in a small group for religious purposes? [G4] (SMGRPPRT)
TOTAL%
1) Never122640.8
2) At certain times of the year69923.3
3) Once a month2678.9
4) Every other week1354.5
5) Once a week or more62921.0
8) Don't know/no opinion [volunteered]240.8
9) No answer/refused [volunteered]220.7
TOTAL3002100.0
96) About what percent of your income do you give to ALL CHARITIES, including religious giving, in an average year? [G5] (CHARIT)
TOTAL%
1) Nothing at all2829.4
2) Less than 2 percent of your total income49816.6
3) 2 to 5 percent of your total income85828.6
4) 6 to 9 percent of your total income32610.9
5) 10 percent46415.5
6) More than 10 percent41113.7
8) Don't know/no opinion [volunteered]862.9
9) No answer/refused [volunteered]772.6
TOTAL3002100.0
97) [SECTION H IS RESERVED FOR SPLIT SAMPLE A (ONE THIRD OF SAMPLE)] Please tell me which group you like LEAST from this list (RANDOMLY ROTATE): Christian Fundamentalists, anti-abortion activists, or the U.S. Communist Party? [H1] (LLG1)
TOTAL%
1) Christian fundamentalists21514.3
2) Anti-abortion activists39426.2
3) The U.S. Communist Party68445.5
88) Don't know/no opinion [volunteered]15210.1
99) No answer/refused [volunteered]573.8
Missing1500 
TOTAL1502100.0
98) Please tell me which group you like LEAST from this list (RANDOMLY ROTATE): Atheists, radical environmental activists, or those who would like the military to rule? NOTE: NUMBERING OF CATEGORIES DOES NOT START WITH '1' IN ORDER TO MATCH CATEGORIES IN H4. [H2] (LLG2)
TOTAL%
4) Atheists40026.6
5) Radical environmental activists30820.5
6) Those who would like the military to rule57438.2
88) Don't know/no opinion [volunteered]15310.2
99) No answer/refused [volunteered]674.5
Missing1500 
TOTAL1502100.0
99) Please tell me which group you like LEAST from this list (RANDOMLY ROTATE): Radical Muslims, homosexual activists, or groups that want only one race to rule? NOTE NUMBERING OF CATEGORIES DOES NOT START WITH '1' IN ORDER TO MATCH CATEGORIES IN H4. [H3] (LLG3)
TOTAL%
7) Radical Muslims41727.8
8) Homosexual activists15710.5
9) Groups that want only one race to rule74749.7
88) Don't know/no opinion [volunteered]1268.4
99) No answer/refused [volunteered]553.7
Missing1500 
TOTAL1502100.0
100) H4 TEXT (H4TEXT)
TOTAL%
1) Two16310.9
2) Three116077.2
99) None17911.9
Missing1500 
TOTAL1502100.0
101) Now taking the three most disliked groups you have just mentioned [INSERT J1 RESPONSE], [INSERT J2 RESPONSE], [INSERT J3 RESPONSE]-which of these groups do you like least? [H4] (LLG)
TOTAL%
1) Christian fundamentalists442.9
2) Anti-abortion activists624.1
3) The U.S. Communist Party1258.3
4) Atheists1087.2
5) Radical environmental activists372.5
6) Those who would like the military to rule1389.2
7) Radical Muslims28919.2
8) Homosexual activists765.1
9) Groups that want only one race to rule48632.4
88) Don't know/no opinion [volunteered]382.5
99) No answer/refused [volunteered]996.6
Missing1500 
TOTAL1502100.0
102) Autopunch if only one (H4TEXT2)
TOTAL%
1) Christian fundamentalists442.9
2) Anti-abortion activists624.1
3) The U.S. Communist Party1258.3
4) Atheists1087.2
5) Radical environmental activists372.5
6) Those who would like the military to rule1389.2
7) Radical Muslims28919.2
8) Homosexual activists765.1
9) Groups that want only one race to rule48632.4
88) Don't know/no opinion [volunteered]382.5
99) No answer/refused [volunteered]996.6
Missing1500 
TOTAL1502100.0
103) Is there any other group not mentioned in these questions that you like less than [INSERT H4 RESPONSE] [H5]? (LLGOTH)
TOTAL%
1) No [GO TO H7: H4 RESPONSE IS 'LLG' (LEAST LIKED GROUP) IN ITEMS H7-H16]113983.4
2) Yes [GO TO H6: H6 RESPONSE IS 'LLG' (LEAST LIKED GROUP) IN ITEMS H7-H16]22616.6
Missing1637 
TOTAL1365100.0
104) What is the name of the group? [H6] (LLGOTHNM)
TOTAL%
1) (SPECIFY GROUP:)20289.4
8) Don't know/no opinion188.0
9) No answer/refused62.7
Missing2776 
TOTAL226100.0
105) What is the name of the group? (H6_OTHER)
106) Least liked group (H_LLG)
TOTAL%
1) Christian fundamentalists342.3
2) Anti-abortion activists513.4
3) The U.S. Communist Party1057.0
4) Atheists956.3
5) Radical environmental activists302.0
6) Those who would like the military to rule1067.1
7) Radical Muslims25016.6
8) Homosexual activists604.0
9) Racists40827.2
10) ANSWER FROM (H6_OTHER)20213.4
11) Your least liked group241.6
99) None1379.1
Missing1500 
TOTAL1502100.0
107) We'd like to understand what you think about this group a bit more. To what extent do you strongly disagree, somewhat disagree, have no opinion, somewhat agree, or strongly agree with the following statements about LLG (least liked group)? LLG should be allowed to make a political speech in your community. [H7] (LLGSPCH)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree51837.9
2) Somewhat disagree1359.9
3) No opinion926.7
4) Somewhat agree32523.8
5) Strongly agree28621.0
9) No answer/refused [volunteered]90.7
Missing1637 
TOTAL1365100.0
108) LLG should be banned from running for public office. (IF NECESSARY: Do you strongly disagree, somewhat disagree, have no opinion, somewhat agree, or strongly agree?) [H8] (LLGOFFIC)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree38228.0
2) Somewhat disagree24317.8
3) No opinion906.6
4) Somewhat agree1249.1
5) Strongly agree51938.0
9) No answer/refused [volunteered]70.5
Missing1637 
TOTAL1365100.0
109) LLG should be allowed to hold public rallies and demonstrations in your community. (IF NECESSARY: Do you strongly disagree, somewhat disagree, have no opinion, somewhat agree, or strongly agree?) [H9] (LLGRALLI)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree55540.7
2) Somewhat disagree15011.0
3) No opinion795.8
4) Somewhat agree30422.3
5) Strongly agree26719.6
9) No answer/refused [volunteered]100.7
Missing1637 
TOTAL1365100.0
110) LLG should have their right to petition a court limited. (IF NECESSARY: Do you strongly disagree, somewhat disagree, have no opinion, somewhat agree, or strongly agree?) [H10] (LLGCOURT)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree45833.6
2) Somewhat disagree18113.3
3) No opinion20615.1
4) Somewhat agree26119.1
5) Strongly agree21615.8
9) No answer/refused [volunteered]433.2
Missing1637 
TOTAL1365100.0
111) LLG should be permitted to teach in public schools. (IF NECESSARY: Do you strongly disagree, somewhat disagree, have no opinion, somewhat agree, or strongly agree?) [H11] (LLGTEACH)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree79658.3
2) Somewhat disagree17512.8
3) No opinion906.6
4) Somewhat agree16812.3
5) Strongly agree1228.9
9) No answer/refused [volunteered]141.0
Missing1637 
TOTAL1365100.0
112) It is hard to imagine ever being friends with a LLG. (IF NECESSARY: Do you strongly disagree, somewhat disagree, have no opinion, somewhat agree, or strongly agree?) [H12] (LLGFRND)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree20915.3
2) Somewhat disagree20715.2
3) No opinion1208.8
4) Somewhat agree22616.6
5) Strongly agree59343.4
9) No answer/refused [volunteered]100.7
Missing1637 
TOTAL1365100.0
113) I would find it difficult to live next door to someone who is a LLG. (IF NECESSARY: Do you strongly disagree, somewhat disagree, have no opinion, somewhat agree, or strongly agree?) [H13] (LLGNEXTD)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree22516.5
2) Somewhat disagree22816.7
3) No opinion1249.1
4) Somewhat agree24918.2
5) Strongly agree52738.6
9) No answer/refused [volunteered]120.9
Missing1637 
TOTAL1365100.0
114) LLG is likely to gain significant power in the United States. (IF NECESSARY: Do you strongly disagree, somewhat disagree, have no opinion, somewhat agree, or strongly agree?) [H14] (LLGPOWER)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree60744.5
2) Somewhat disagree25919.0
3) No opinion1168.5
4) Somewhat agree20915.3
5) Strongly agree15611.4
9) No answer/refused [volunteered]181.3
Missing1637 
TOTAL1365100.0
115) If LLG came to power, they would pose a real danger to our society (IF NECESSARY: Do you strongly disagree, somewhat disagree, have no opinion, somewhat agree, or strongly agree?) [H15] (LLGDANGR)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree735.3
2) Somewhat disagree493.6
3) No opinion523.8
4) Somewhat agree17212.6
5) Strongly agree101374.2
9) No answer/refused [volunteered]60.4
Missing1637 
TOTAL1365100.0
116) If LLG came to power, they would likely affect how well my family and I live. (IF NECESSARY: Do you strongly disagree, somewhat disagree, have no opinion, somewhat agree, or strongly agree?) [H16] (LLGDGFAM)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree1259.2
2) Somewhat disagree1027.5
3) No opinion836.1
4) Somewhat agree23217.0
5) Strongly agree81259.5
9) No answer/refused [volunteered]110.8
Missing1637 
TOTAL1365100.0
117) Now we have a few questions about social values. To what extent do you strongly disagree, somewhat disagree, have no opinion, somewhat agree, or strongly agree with the following statements? It is more important for a child to be self-reliant than obedient. [H17] (CONFORM)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree35423.6
2) Somewhat disagree27518.3
3) No opinion16811.2
4) Somewhat agree38125.4
5) Strongly agree30120.0
9) No answer/refused [volunteered]231.5
Missing1500 
TOTAL1502100.0
118) Rules are there for people to follow, not to change. (IF NECESSARY: Do you strongly disagree, somewhat disagree, have no opinion, somewhat agree, or strongly agree?) [H18] (RESPNORM)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree34923.2
2) Somewhat disagree39526.3
3) No opinion1046.9
4) Somewhat agree34823.2
5) Strongly agree29719.8
9) No answer/refused [volunteered]90.6
Missing1500 
TOTAL1502100.0
119) There have been too many things changing in this country and it's eroding our basic values. (IF NECESSARY: Do you strongly disagree, somewhat disagree, have no opinion, somewhat agree, or strongly agree?) [H19] (COHESION)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree16210.8
2) Somewhat disagree17611.7
3) No opinion855.7
4) Somewhat agree40326.8
5) Strongly agree66644.3
9) No answer/refused [volunteered]100.7
Missing1500 
TOTAL1502100.0
120) It is better to live in an orderly society than to allow people so much freedom that they can become disruptive. (IF NECESSARY: Do you strongly disagree, somewhat disagree, have no opinion, somewhat agree, or strongly agree?) [H20] (DISORDER)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree32221.4
2) Somewhat disagree29419.6
3) No opinion1258.3
4) Somewhat agree38225.4
5) Strongly agree36124.0
9) No answer/refused [volunteered]181.2
Missing1500 
TOTAL1502100.0
121) There are two kinds of people in this world: those who are for the truth and those who are against it. (IF NECESSARY: Do you strongly disagree, somewhat disagree, have no opinion, somewhat agree, or strongly agree?) [H21] (TRUTH)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree29719.8
2) Somewhat disagree27618.4
3) No opinion18012.0
4) Somewhat agree30120.0
5) Strongly agree43128.7
9) No answer/refused [volunteered]171.1
Missing1500 
TOTAL1502100.0
122) To compromise with our political opponents is dangerous because it usually leads to the betrayal of our own side. (IF NECESSARY: Do you strongly disagree, somewhat disagree, have no opinion, somewhat agree, or strongly agree?) [H22] (COMPROM)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree29519.6
2) Somewhat disagree35623.7
3) No opinion23115.4
4) Somewhat agree30820.5
5) Strongly agree27418.2
9) No answer/refused [volunteered]382.5
Missing1500 
TOTAL1502100.0
123) Now I have some different questions. Please rate the following behaviors on a scale from 1 to 7 where 1 represents 'not very wrong' and 7 represents 'seriously wrong.' A taxpayer does not report all his or her income in order to pay less taxes. [I1] (TAXES)
TOTAL%
1) Not very wrong744.9
2) 2372.5
3) 3845.6
4) 4956.3
5) 519913.3
6) 620213.5
7) Seriously wrong77251.5
8) Don't know/no opinion [volunteered]332.2
9) No answer/refused [volunteered]40.3
Missing1502 
TOTAL1500100.0
124) A citizen provides incorrect information in order to receive government benefits to which one is not entitled to receive. (IF NECESSARY: What number would you give this on a scale of 1 to 7, where 1 represents 'not very wrong' and 7 represents 'seriously wrong?') [I2] (GOVBENEF)
TOTAL%
1) Not very wrong442.9
2) 2251.7
3) 3342.3
4) 4312.1
5) 5795.3
6) 61379.1
7) Seriously wrong112474.9
8) Don't know/no opinion [volunteered]221.5
9) No answer/refused [volunteered]40.3
Missing1502 
TOTAL1500100.0
125) A citizen hops on a city bus or subway train without paying his or her public transit fare. (IF NECESSARY: What number would you give this on a scale of 1 to 7, where 1 represents 'not very wrong' and 7 represents 'seriously wrong?') [I3] (PUBTRANS)
TOTAL%
1) Not very wrong573.8
2) 2573.8
3) 3966.4
4) 41248.3
5) 520613.7
6) 61288.5
7) Seriously wrong78952.6
8) Don't know/no opinion [volunteered]382.5
9) No answer/refused [volunteered]50.3
Missing1502 
TOTAL1500100.0
126) Some people say that people get ahead by their own hard work; others say that lucky breaks or help from other people are more important. What do you think? On a scale from 1 to 7 where hard work is '1' and lucky breaks or help from others is '7,' what number reflects what you think about how people get ahead? [I4] (GETAHEAD)
TOTAL%
1) Not very wrong51034.0
2) 215110.1
3) 319913.3
4) 423515.7
5) 520913.9
6) 6513.4
7) Seriously wrong1147.6
8) Don't know/no opinion [volunteered]221.5
9) No answer/refused [volunteered]90.6
Missing1502 
TOTAL1500100.0
127) For you, what would be the MOST important reason for you to help needy people? Would it be because... [I5] (MOTIVHLP)
TOTAL%
1) It makes you personally feel good?62941.9
2) It is your civic responsibility?42428.3
3) It is your religious duty?36524.3
4) Doesn't think should help [volunteered]60.4
8) Don't know/no opinion [volunteered]493.3
9) No answer/refused [volunteered]271.8
Missing1502 
TOTAL1500100.0
128) We'd like to understand what you think about this group a bit more. To what extent do you strongly disagree, somewhat disagree, have no opinion, somewhat agree, or strongly agree with the following statements? People like me don't have any say about what the government does. [I6] (NOSAY)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree45030.0
2) Somewhat disagree37224.8
3) No opinion865.7
4) Somewhat agree32121.4
5) Strongly agree26517.7
9) No answer/refused [volunteered]60.4
Missing1502 
TOTAL1500100.0
129) Generally speaking, elected officials in Washington lose touch with people pretty quickly. (IF NECESSARY: Do you strongly disagree, somewhat disagree, have no opinion, somewhat agree, or strongly agree?) [I7] (LOSETCH)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree674.5
2) Somewhat disagree1197.9
3) No opinion734.9
4) Somewhat agree46731.1
5) Strongly agree76951.3
9) No answer/refused [volunteered]50.3
Missing1502 
TOTAL1500100.0
130) Most local elected officials care what people like me think. (IF NECESSARY: Do you strongly disagree, somewhat disagree, have no opinion, somewhat agree, or strongly agree?) [I8] (DONTCARE)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree27018.0
2) Somewhat disagree23915.9
3) No opinion895.9
4) Somewhat agree65243.5
5) Strongly agree24416.3
9) No answer/refused [volunteered]60.4
Missing1502 
TOTAL1500100.0
131) Voting gives people like me some say about how government runs things. (IF NECESSARY: Do you strongly disagree, somewhat disagree, have no opinion, somewhat agree, or strongly agree?) [I9] (VOTESAY)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree1177.8
2) Somewhat disagree815.4
3) No opinion664.4
4) Somewhat agree56737.8
5) Strongly agree66344.2
9) No answer/refused [volunteered]60.4
Missing1502 
TOTAL1500100.0
132) Now I want to ask how much confidence you have in certain things within our society. Please tell me if you have hardly any confidence, only a little confidence, some confidence, or a great deal of confidence in each of these things. The police. [I10] (CFPOLICE)
TOTAL%
1) Hardly any confidence1016.7
2) Only a little confidence1459.7
3) Some confidence69046.0
4) A great deal of confidence54936.6
8) Don't know/no opinion [volunteered]120.8
9) No answer/refused [volunteered]30.2
Missing1502 
TOTAL1500100.0
133) Public schools. (IF NECESSARY: Do you have hardly any confidence, only a little confidence, some confidence, or a great deal of confidence?) [I11] (CFPUBSCH)
TOTAL%
1) Hardly any confidence19412.9
2) Only a little confidence26617.7
3) Some confidence67545.0
4) A great deal of confidence33922.6
8) Don't know/no opinion [volunteered]221.5
9) No answer/refused [volunteered]40.3
Missing1502 
TOTAL1500100.0
134) Religious institutions. (IF NECESSARY: Do you have hardly any confidence, only a little confidence, some confidence, or a great deal of confidence?) [I12] (CFRELINT)
TOTAL%
1) Hardly any confidence16410.9
2) Only a little confidence22515.0
3) Some confidence72448.3
4) A great deal of confidence33722.5
8) Don't know/no opinion [volunteered]412.7
9) No answer/refused [volunteered]90.6
Missing1502 
TOTAL1500100.0
135) Major Corporations. (IF NECESSARY: Do you have hardly any confidence, only a little confidence, some confidence, or a great deal of confidence?) [I13] (CFCORPS)
TOTAL%
1) Hardly any confidence39126.1
2) Only a little confidence43028.7
3) Some confidence52034.7
4) A great deal of confidence1177.8
8) Don't know/no opinion [volunteered]342.3
9) No answer/refused [volunteered]80.5
Missing1502 
TOTAL1500100.0
136) Small businesses. (IF NECESSARY: Do you have hardly any confidence, only a little confidence, some confidence, or a great deal of confidence?) [I14] (CFSMBUSS)
TOTAL%
1) Hardly any confidence473.1
2) Only a little confidence1359.0
3) Some confidence72848.5
4) A great deal of confidence55436.9
8) Don't know/no opinion [volunteered]302.0
9) No answer/refused [volunteered]60.4
Missing1502 
TOTAL1500100.0
137) Charities and Non-Profits Organizations. (IF NECESSARY: Do you have hardly any confidence, only a little confidence, some confidence, or a great deal of confidence?) [I15] (CFNONPRF)
TOTAL%
1) Hardly any confidence1218.1
2) Only a little confidence24016.0
3) Some confidence77951.9
4) A great deal of confidence32821.9
8) Don't know/no opinion [volunteered]251.7
9) No answer/refused [volunteered]70.5
Missing1502 
TOTAL1500100.0
138) The Supreme Court. (IF NECESSARY: Do you have hardly any confidence, only a little confidence, some confidence, or a great deal of confidence?) [I16] (CFSUPCRT)
TOTAL%
1) Hardly any confidence15610.4
2) Only a little confidence24616.4
3) Some confidence70046.7
4) A great deal of confidence37424.9
8) Don't know/no opinion [volunteered]201.3
9) No answer/refused [volunteered]40.3
Missing1502 
TOTAL1500100.0
139) The Executive Branch of the Federal Government. (IF NECESSARY: Do you have hardly any confidence, only a little confidence, some confidence, or a great deal of confidence?) [I17] (CFFEDGOV)
TOTAL%
1) Hardly any confidence35823.9
2) Only a little confidence34523.0
3) Some confidence63142.1
4) A great deal of confidence1258.3
8) Don't know/no opinion [volunteered]352.3
9) No answer/refused [volunteered]60.4
Missing1502 
TOTAL1500100.0
140) Congress. (IF NECESSARY: Do you have hardly any confidence, only a little confidence, some confidence, or a great deal of confidence?) [I18] (CONGRESS)
TOTAL%
1) Hardly any confidence33022.0
2) Only a little confidence42228.1
3) Some confidence61941.3
4) A great deal of confidence966.4
8) Don't know/no opinion [volunteered]271.8
9) No answer/refused [volunteered]60.4
Missing1502 
TOTAL1500100.0
141) [THE ENTIRE SAMPLE (BOTH A AND B) ARE ASKED THESE AND ALL REMAINING QUESTIONS.] What our country needs is one political party which will rule the country. (IF NECESSARY: Do you strongly disagree, somewhat disagree, have no opinion, somewhat agree, or strongly agree?) [J1] (ONEPARTY)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree217372.4
2) Somewhat disagree29910.0
3) No opinion1836.1
4) Somewhat agree1565.2
5) Strongly agree1715.7
9) No answer/refused [volunteered]200.7
TOTAL3002100.0
142) Society shouldn't have to put up with those who have political ideas that are extremely different from the views of the majority. (IF NECESSARY: Do you strongly disagree, somewhat disagree, have no opinion, somewhat agree, or strongly agree?) [J2] (MAJVIEWS)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree133744.5
2) Somewhat disagree65821.9
3) No opinion2588.6
4) Somewhat agree35211.7
5) Strongly agree37512.5
9) No answer/refused [volunteered]220.7
TOTAL3002100.0
143) No matter what a person's political beliefs are, he or she is entitled to the same legal rights and protections as anyone else. (IF NECESSARY: Do you strongly disagree, somewhat disagree, have no opinion, somewhat agree, or strongly agree?) [J3] (LEGRIGHT)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree852.8
2) Somewhat disagree521.7
3) No opinion772.6
4) Somewhat agree38913.0
5) Strongly agree238879.5
9) No answer/refused [volunteered]110.4
TOTAL3002100.0
144) How many years have you been living within this community? _____ (number of years) [K1] (YEARSCOM)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL300226.55420
145) Of the following, what best describes your present marital status? [K2] (MARSTAT)
TOTAL%
1) Single, never married47315.8
2) Divorced33311.1
3) Separated491.6
4) Widowed30510.2
5) Widowed, and remarried391.3
6) Divorced and remarried32010.7
7) Married, never divorced145248.4
9) No answer/refused [volunteered]311.0
TOTAL3002100.0
146) Are you currently living with a partner? [K3] (COHAB)
TOTAL%
1) No100184.0
2) Yes16914.2
9) Refused211.8
Missing1811 
TOTAL1191100.0
147) Do you have any children? [K3B] (HAVECHLD)
TOTAL%
1) No66722.2
2) Yes231977.2
9) Refused160.5
TOTAL3002100.0
148) [ASK ONLY IF K3B=(2) Yes] How many children, aged 17 or younger, live in your household? [K4] (NUMCHLD)
TOTAL%
0) None150564.9
1) 133614.5
2) 229712.8
3) 31094.7
4) 4411.8
5) 5130.6
6) 680.3
7) 710.0
10) 1010.0
99) Refused80.3
Missing683 
TOTAL2319100.0
149) Including yourself, how many persons 18 or over live in your household? [K5] (HHADULTS)
TOTAL%
1) 187029.0
2) 2160653.5
3) 335411.8
4) 41033.4
5) 5291.0
6) 670.2
7) 740.1
8) 820.1
9) 910.0
10) 1010.0
99) Refused250.8
TOTAL3002100.0
150) What is the highest grade of school or year of college you have completed? [K6] (EDUC)
TOTAL%
1) Less than high school graduate1505.0
2) High school graduate/GED65421.8
3) Business, technical, or vocational school after high school1304.3
4) Some college, no 4-year degree85628.5
5) College graduate56919.0
6) Post graduate or professional training after college62620.9
8) Don't know/no opinion [volunteered]20.1
9) No answer/refused [volunteered]150.5
TOTAL3002100.0
151) Did you get any of your elementary or high school education in parochial schools or other schools run by religious groups? [K7] (ATTNDRS)
TOTAL%
1) No233877.9
2) Yes64721.6
8) Don't know/no opinion [volunteered]70.2
9) No answer/refused [volunteered]90.3
Missing1 
TOTAL3001100.0
152) Did either of your parents get any of their elementary or high school education in parochial schools or other schools run by religious groups? [K8] (PATTNDRS)
TOTAL%
1) No232777.5
2) Yes57219.1
8) Don't know/no opinion [volunteered]913.0
9) No answer/refused [volunteered]110.4
Missing1 
TOTAL3001100.0
153) [ASK ONLY IF K3B=(2) Yes] Did any of your children get any of their elementary or high school education in parochial schools or other schools run by religious groups? [K9] (CATTNDRS)
TOTAL%
1) No177276.4
2) Yes53923.3
8) Don't know/no opinion [volunteered]40.2
9) No answer/refused [volunteered]30.1
Missing684 
TOTAL2318100.0
154) The last few questions are for demographic purposes only. In what year were you born? [K10] (YOB)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL29141953.50916
155) Do you consider yourself to be of Hispanic or Latino background? [K11] (HISP)
TOTAL%
1) Yes2729.1
2) No270190.0
8) Don't know/no opinion [volunteered]110.4
9) No answer/refused [volunteered]160.5
Missing2 
TOTAL3000100.0
156) And what is your race... How do you classify yourself? (IF R SAYS DON'T KNOW OR DOES NOT ANSWER: Well most people classify themselves as African-American or Black, Asian, Native American, White, or something like that. How do you classify yourself?) [K12] (RACE)
TOTAL%
1) African American or Black1846.7
2) Asian271.0
3) Native American531.9
4) White229684.2
6) Bi-racial [volunteered]291.1
7) Other [volunteered]963.5
8) Don't know/no opinion [volunteered]60.2
9) No answer/refused [volunteered]371.4
Missing274 
TOTAL2728100.0
157) Are you currently employed full-time, 35 hours or more per week, employed part-time, retired, a homemaker, not employed outside the home, a student not working, or unemployed? [K13] (EMPLOY)
TOTAL%
1) Employed full-time, 35 hours or more per week138946.3
2) Employed part-time2688.9
3) Retired82327.4
4) Homemaker, not employed outside the home1986.6
5) Student not working391.3
6) Unemployed1645.5
7) Other [volunteered]913.0
8) Don't know/no opinion [volunteered]50.2
9) No answer/refused [volunteered]230.8
Missing2 
TOTAL3000100.0
158) Now consider all sources of income for everyone living with you this past year. Was your total income, before taxes (please stop me when I get to your income level): [K14] (INCOME)
TOTAL%
1) $20,000 or less37912.6
2) $20,001 to $40,00048616.2
3) $40,001 to $60,00050716.9
4) $60,001 to $80,00039213.1
5) $80,001 to $100,0002478.2
6) $100,001 to $125,0001846.1
7) More than $125,0002869.5
8) Don't know/no opinion [DO NOT PROBE; REASSURE RESPONDENT IF NECESSARY]1354.5
9) No answer/refused [DO NOT PROBE; REASSURE RESPONDENT IF NECESSARY]38412.8
Missing2 
TOTAL3000100.0
159) For purposes of verification, could you please tell me your ZIP Code? [K15] (ZIPCODE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL299952382.41329324
160) We might like to talk with you after the November elections to get a sense of how you feel about the outcome... Could I get your first name, nickname, or initials so we are sure to talk to the right person? Please be assured that after the interview is complete, your phone number is completely separated from your answers. No individual responses can ever be identified. [K16] (CALLBACK)
TOTAL%
1) Recorded257485.8
8) Refused42514.2
Missing3 
TOTAL2999100.0
161) [RECORD RESPONDENT GENDER BY VOICE] [K17] (GENDER)
TOTAL%
1) Male136245.4
2) Female163754.6
Missing3 
TOTAL2999100.0
162) Version used [K18] (SVYVERS)
TOTAL%
1) English language questionnaire295498.4
2) Spanish language questionnaire481.6
TOTAL3002100.0
163) Type of sample [K19] (SAMPLE)
TOTAL%
1) Main sample293998.0
2) Hispanic augment602.0
Missing3 
TOTAL2999100.0
164) Date of completion [K20] (DATECOMP)
TOTAL%
408) 531.8
409) 802.7
410) 913.0
411) 893.0
412) 1194.0
413) 31210.4
414) 2387.9
415) 963.2
416) 602.0
417) 943.1
418) 1926.4
419) 1274.2
420) 2247.5
421) 913.0
422) 130.4
423) 100.3
424) 1073.6
425) 1153.8
426) 2167.2
427) 2006.7
428) 1334.4
429) 702.3
430) 40.1
501) 110.4
502) 622.1
503) 361.2
504) 541.8
505) 200.7
506) 110.4
507) 100.3
508) 120.4
509) 260.9
510) 260.9
TOTAL3002100.0
165) State sample: State (STATE)
166) Length of interview (LENGTH)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL148613.594
167) Date of interview (DATE1)
168) Did you follow the 2008 presidential campaign very closely, somewhat closely, or not very closely? [W2L1] (FOLLCAMP)
TOTAL%
1) Very closely93361.6
2) Somewhat closely47931.6
3) Not very closely996.5
8) Don't know/no opinion [volunteered]40.3
Missing1487 
TOTAL1515100.0
169) Many people don't get a chance to vote because they are ill, have to work, or feel they don't have good choices. Did you get a chance to vote in the 2008 presidential election? [W2L2] (VOTED)
TOTAL%
1) Yes141093.1
2) No1056.9
Missing1487 
TOTAL1515100.0
170) Did you vote for John McCain, Barack Obama, or someone else? [W2L2A] (PRESVOT2)
TOTAL%
1) McCain65446.4
2) Obama64946.0
3) Someone else412.9
8) Don't know/no opinion [volunteered]161.1
9) No answer/refused [volunteered]503.5
Missing1592 
TOTAL1410100.0
171) Did you get a chance to vote for the U.S. House of Representatives? [W2L3] (HSEVOTE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes123187.3
2) No17912.7
Missing1592 
TOTAL1410100.0
172) Did you vote for the Republican, the Democrat, or someone else? [W2L3A] (HSEVOTEA)
TOTAL%
1) Republican53943.8
2) Democrat58647.6
3) Someone else423.4
8) Don't know/no opinion [volunteered]443.6
9) No answer/refused [volunteered]201.6
Missing1771 
TOTAL1231100.0
173) Overall, what type of issues were the MOST important in determining your vote for president: economic, foreign policy, or social issues? [W2L4] (IMPISS)
TOTAL%
1) Economic issues55545.1
2) Foreign policy issues19515.8
3) Social issues23819.3
4) More than one [volunteered]19015.4
5) None of the above [volunteered]393.2
8) Don't know/no opinion [volunteered]131.1
9) No answer/refused [volunteered]10.1
Missing1771 
TOTAL1231100.0
174) Now I am going to read you some time periods... Please tell me which one comes CLOSEST to describing when you decided how you would vote in the presidential election... Did you decide... [W2L5] (DECIDE)
TOTAL%
1) Before the conventions60749.3
2) After the conventions but before Labor Day21217.2
3) After Labor Day but before the debates1008.1
4) After the debates but before the last week of the campaign18214.8
5) During the last week of the campaign725.8
6) On voting day473.8
8) Don't know/no opinion [volunteered]100.8
9) No answer/refused [volunteered]10.1
Missing1771 
TOTAL1231100.0
175) Considering your vote for president... on a scale of 1 to 7 where 1 is the least excited and 7 the most excited, what number best describes how you felt about your candidate on Election Day? [IF ASKED: This question is about how you felt about the presidential candidate you voted for on Election Day.] [W2L6] (ENTHS)
TOTAL%
1) Least excited584.7
2) 2463.7
3) 3937.6
4) 415212.3
5) 524519.9
6) 616613.5
7) Most excited45937.3
8) Don't know/no opinion [volunteered]110.9
9) No answer/refused [volunteered]10.1
Missing1771 
TOTAL1231100.0
176) Looking back on the election season as a whole and considering how you felt about your candidate on Election Day, did you feel more excited about your candidate on Election Day, less excited, or about the same as you felt all along? [W2L7] (ELEENTHS)
TOTAL%
1) More excited about your candidate on Election Day38831.5
2) Felt about the same all along73960.0
3) Less excited about your candidate on Election Day1048.4
Missing1771 
TOTAL1231100.0
177) Which of the following statements best describes the relationship of your religious faith to your voting decision in 2008? [W2L8] (FAITHVOT)
TOTAL%
1) My faith was more important to my voting decision than other factors25020.3
2) My faith was about as important to my voting decision as other factors27122.0
3) My faith was less important to my voting decision than other factors15912.9
4) Faith was not at all important in my voting decision53843.7
8) Don't know/no opinion [volunteered]100.8
9) No answer/refused [volunteered]30.2
Missing1771 
TOTAL1231100.0
178) How well do these reasons describe why you chose to vote in the 2008 election... Please give a number on a scale from 1 to 7 where 1 is least important and 7 most important. 'To give voice to my personal interests and concerns.' [W2L9] (PERSINT)
TOTAL%
1) Least important282.3
2) 2231.9
3) 3564.5
4) 4806.5
5) 521417.4
6) 619716.0
7) Most important62450.7
8) Don't know/no opinion [volunteered]60.5
9) No answer/refused [volunteered]30.2
Missing1771 
TOTAL1231100.0
179) 'To fulfill my civic duty.' [IF NECESSARY: What number on a scale from 1 to 7 would you choose to say how well does 'fulfilled your civic duty' expresses why you voted in the 2008 election? ONLY IF ASKED: We are not asking why you voted the way you did, just why you voted in the first place.] [W2L10] (CIVDUTY)
TOTAL%
1) Least important423.4
2) 2282.3
3) 3433.5
4) 4504.1
5) 516013.0
6) 615412.5
7) Most important75161.0
8) Don't know/no opinion [volunteered]30.2
Missing1771 
TOTAL1231100.0
180) 'To protect the values of the community of which I am a part.' [IF NECESSARY: What number on a scale from 1 to 7 would you choose to say how well 'protecting the values of your community' expresses why you voted in the 2008 election? ONLY IF ASKED: We are not asking why you voted the way you did, just why you voted in the first place.] [W2L11] (PROTVALU)
TOTAL%
1) Least important393.2
2) 2282.3
3) 3655.3
4) 4836.7
5) 520816.9
6) 620016.2
7) Most important60248.9
8) Don't know/no opinion [volunteered]40.3
9) No answer/refused [volunteered]20.2
Missing1771 
TOTAL1231100.0
181) 'To promote the common good.' [IF NECESSARY: What number on a scale from 1 to 7 would you choose to say how well does 'promoting the common good' expresses why you voted in the 2008 election? ONLY IF ASKED: We are not asking why you voted the way you did, just why you voted in the first place.] [W2L12] (COMMGD)
TOTAL%
1) Least important312.5
2) 2151.2
3) 3413.3
4) 4705.7
5) 517514.2
6) 621517.5
7) Most important67254.6
8) Don't know/no opinion [volunteered]100.8
9) No answer/refused [volunteered]20.2
Missing1771 
TOTAL1231100.0
182) Did anyone contact you about registering to vote? [IF ASKED: This includes telephone messages or any other way of being approached personally.] [W2M1] (REGIST)
TOTAL%
1) Yes43328.6
2) No105369.5
8) Don't know/no opinion [volunteered]291.9
Missing1487 
TOTAL1515100.0
183) First, did a CANDIDATE contact you about voting in a particular way? [IF ASKED: This could include receiving a telephone call or a visit from a candidate or a person representing a candidate.] [W2M2] (CADATE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes74449.1
2) No74549.2
8) Don't know/no opinion [volunteered]261.7
Missing1487 
TOTAL1515100.0
184) Was that a Democrat or a Republican candidate? [W2M2A] (CADATECT)
TOTAL%
1) Democrat18424.7
2) Republican18825.3
3) Other [volunteered]10.1
4) Both [volunteered]34946.9
8) Don't know/no opinion [volunteered]202.7
9) No answer/refused [volunteered]20.3
Missing2258 
TOTAL744100.0
185) How about a political party? [IF NECESSARY: Did a political party contact you in any way during the election season?] [IF ASKED: This could include a representative of a party knocking on your door. It could also include a telephone message to your home, or mailings, or other ways of contacting a person.] [W2M3] (PARTY)
TOTAL%
1) Yes89058.7
2) No58138.3
8) Don't know/no opinion [volunteered]412.7
9) No answer/refused [volunteered]30.2
Missing1487 
TOTAL1515100.0
186) Was that the Republican or the Democratic Party? [W2M3A] (PARTYCT)
TOTAL%
1) Democrat22925.7
2) Republican25528.7
3) Other [volunteered]50.6
4) Both [volunteered]38743.5
8) Don't know/no opinion [volunteered]121.3
9) No answer/refused [volunteered]20.2
Missing2112 
TOTAL890100.0
187) What about a liberal issue group? [IF NECESSARY: Did a liberal issue group contact you in any way during the election season? IF ASKED: This could include a representative knocking on your door. It could also include a telephone message to your home, or mailings, or other forms of contacting a person. IF ASKED: By a liberal issue group, we mean a group known for taking a liberal position on issues like the American Civil Liberties Union or something like that.] [W2M4] (LIBRAL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes20613.6
2) No125182.6
8) Don't know/no opinion [volunteered]573.8
9) No answer/refused [volunteered]10.1
Missing1487 
TOTAL1515100.0
188) Was it FOR a Republican or Democratic candidate [W2M4A]? (LIBRALPT)
TOTAL%
1) Democrat14972.3
2) Republican167.8
3) Other [volunteered]115.3
4) Both [volunteered]167.8
8) Don't know/no opinion [volunteered]115.3
9) No answer/refused [volunteered]31.5
Missing2796 
TOTAL206100.0
189) What about a conservative issue group? [IF NECESSARY: Did a conservative issue group contact you in any way during the election season? IF ASKED: This could include a representative knocking on your door. It could also include a telephone message to your home, or mailings, or other ways of contacting a person. IF ASKED: By a conservative issue group, we mean a group known for taking a conservative position on issues, like the Club for Growth or a similar group.] [W2M5] (CONSRV)
TOTAL%
1) Yes34122.5
2) No112374.1
8) Don't know/no opinion [volunteered]503.3
9) No answer/refused [volunteered]10.1
Missing1487 
TOTAL1515100.0
190) Was it FOR a Republican or Democratic candidate? [W2M5A] (CONSRVPT)
TOTAL%
1) Democrat144.1
2) Republican25273.9
3) Other [volunteered]216.2
4) Both [volunteered]329.4
8) Don't know/no opinion [volunteered]216.2
9) No answer/refused [volunteered]10.3
Missing2661 
TOTAL341100.0
191) What about a labor union? [IF NECESSARY: Did a labor union contact you in any way during the election season?] [IF ASKED: This could include a telephone message to your home, or mailings, or other ways of contacting a person.] [W2M6] (UNION)
TOTAL%
1) Yes18912.5
2) No130786.3
8) Don't know/no opinion [volunteered]191.3
Missing1487 
TOTAL1515100.0
192) Was it FOR a Republican or Democratic candidate? [W2M6A] (UNIONPT)
TOTAL%
1) Democrat15381.0
2) Republican126.3
3) Other [volunteered]31.6
4) Both [volunteered]84.2
8) Don't know/no opinion [volunteered]136.9
Missing2813 
TOTAL189100.0
193) What about a business group? [IF NECESSARY: Did a business group contact you in any way during the election season?] [IF ASKED: This could include a telephone message to your home, or mailings, or other ways of contacting a person.] [W2M7] (BSNSS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1087.1
2) No135889.6
8) Don't know/no opinion [volunteered]493.2
Missing1487 
TOTAL1515100.0
194) Was it FOR a Republican or Democratic candidate? [W2M7A] (BSNSSPT)
TOTAL%
1) Democrat2422.2
2) Republican4541.7
3) Other [volunteered]1110.2
4) Both [volunteered]1917.6
8) Don't know/no opinion [volunteered]98.3
Missing2894 
TOTAL108100.0
195) What about an environmental group? [IF NECESSARY: Did an environmental group contact you in any way during the election season?] [IF ASKED: This could include a telephone message to your home, or mailings, or other ways of contacting a person.] [W2M8] (ENVIR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes19312.7
2) No128184.6
8) Don't know/no opinion [volunteered]412.7
Missing1487 
TOTAL1515100.0
196) Was it FOR a Republican or Democratic candidate? [W2M8A] (ENVIRPT)
TOTAL%
1) Democrat11258.0
2) Republican178.8
3) Other189.3
4) Both126.2
8) Don't know/no opinion [volunteered]3015.5
9) No answer/refused [volunteered]42.1
Missing2809 
TOTAL193100.0
197) What about a moral or religious group? [IF NECESSARY: Did a moral or religious group contact you in any way during the election season?] [IF ASKED: This could include a telephone message to your home, or mailings, or other ways of contacting a person.] [W2M9] (MORAL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes26917.8
2) No121380.1
8) Don't know/no opinion [volunteered]332.2
Missing1487 
TOTAL1515100.0
198) Was it FOR a Republican or Democratic candidate? [W2M9A] (MORALPT)
TOTAL%
1) Democrat269.7
2) Republican16461.0
3) Other [volunteered]3011.2
4) Both [volunteered]197.1
8) Don't know/no opinion [volunteered]2910.8
9) No answer/refused [volunteered]10.4
Missing2733 
TOTAL269100.0
199) What about specifically Christian groups? [IF NECESSARY: Did a Christian group of any kind contact you in any way during the election season?] [IF ASKED: This could include the moral or religious groups you listed above OF ANY CHRISTIAN TRADITION] [IF ASKED: This could include a telephone message to your home, or mailings, or other ways of contacting a person.] [W2M10] (CHRISTI)
TOTAL%
1) Yes16811.1
2) No130886.3
8) Don't know/no opinion [volunteered]392.6
Missing1487 
TOTAL1515100.0
200) Were those Christian groups that contacted you generally conservative or liberal? [W2M10B] (CHRISTIB)
TOTAL%
1) Conservative14385.1
2) Liberal127.1
3) A mix of liberal and conservative [volunteered]31.8
8) Don't know/no opinion [volunteered]95.4
9) No answer/refused [volunteered]10.6
Missing2834 
TOTAL168100.0
201) Did those Christian groups that contacted you do so more on behalf of Republican candidates or more on behalf of Democratic candidates? [W2M10A] (CHRISTIA)
TOTAL%
1) Democrat106.0
2) Republican11467.9
3) Other [volunteered]1810.7
4) Both [volunteered]106.0
8) Don't know/no opinion [volunteered]158.9
9) No answer/refused [volunteered]10.6
Missing2834 
TOTAL168100.0
202) I am going to read you a list of political activities. Please tell me if you did any of them during the 2008 campaign. Did you... Attend a political meeting? [W2N1] (ATTPOLMT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes22514.9
2) No128985.1
8) Don't know [volunteered]10.1
Missing1487 
TOTAL1515100.0
203) I am going to read you a list of political activities. Please tell me if you did any of them during the 2008 campaign. Did you... Contact a public official? [W2N2] (CNTOFFIC)
TOTAL%
1) Yes26517.5
2) No124982.4
8) Don't know [volunteered]10.1
Missing1487 
TOTAL1515100.0
204) I am going to read you a list of political activities. Please tell me if you did any of them during the 2008 campaign. Did you... Work for a candidate or party? [W2N3] (WRKPARTY)
TOTAL%
1) Yes18412.1
2) No133087.8
8) Don't know [volunteered]10.1
Missing1487 
TOTAL1515100.0
205) I am going to read you a list of political activities. Please tell me if you did any of them during the 2008 campaign. Did you... Make a campaign contribution? [W2N4] (CMPCONTR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes41827.6
2) No109672.3
8) Don't know [volunteered]10.1
Missing1487 
TOTAL1515100.0
206) I am going to read you a list of political activities. Please tell me if you did any of them during the 2008 campaign. Did you... Participate in a demonstration or protest? [W2N5] (PRTPROT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes483.2
2) No146796.8
Missing1487 
TOTAL1515100.0
207) I am going to read you a list of political activities. Please tell me if you did any of them during the 2008 campaign. Did you... Try to persuade others to vote? [W2N6] (PERSVOTE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes93661.8
2) No57838.2
8) Don't know [volunteered]10.1
Missing1487 
TOTAL1515100.0
208) On a scale where 1 means that your religion is VERY IMPORTANT to your political thinking and 5 means that your religion is NOT AT ALL IMPORTANT to your political thinking, where you would you place yourself? [IF NECESSARY: What number on a scale from 1 to 5 would you choose to say how well 'fulfilled your civic duty' expresses why you voted in the 2008 election? ONLY IF ASKED: We are not asking why you voted the way you did, just why you voted in the first place.] [W2P1] (RELTHINK)
TOTAL%
1) Very important44229.2
2) 216310.8
3) 326917.8
4) 41379.0
5) Not at all important49232.5
8) Don't know/no opinion [volunteered]80.5
9) No answer/refused [volunteered]40.3
Missing1487 
TOTAL1515100.0
209) Aside from weddings and funerals, how often do you attend worship services: never, a few times a year, once or twice a month, once a week, or more than once a week? [W2P2] (ATTENDW2)
TOTAL%
1) Never29019.2
2) A few times a year36123.8
3) Once or twice a month20413.5
4) Almost every week1449.5
5) Once a week30420.1
6) More than once a week20713.7
8) Don't know/no opinion [volunteered]20.1
9) No answer/refused [volunteered]20.1
Missing1488 
TOTAL1514100.0
210) Was a voter registration drive held at your house of worship? [IF ASKED: THE PLACE OF WORSHIP YOU MOST ATTENDED DURING THE PAST FOUR MONTHS] [W2P2A] (VOTEREG)
TOTAL%
1) Yes546.3
2) No78691.1
8) Don't know/no opinion [volunteered]232.7
Missing2139 
TOTAL863100.0
211) Did the clergy or other leaders at your place of worship urge you to register and vote? [IF ASKED: BY YOUR 'PLACE OF WORSHIP' WE MEAN WHERE YOU MOST ATTENDED DURING THE PAST FOUR MONTHS.] [W2P3] (URGEREG)
TOTAL%
1) Yes32838.0
2) No52060.3
8) Don't know/no opinion [volunteered]151.7
Missing2139 
TOTAL863100.0
212) Did leaders of your religious tradition beyond your place of worship urge you to consider particular issues in the election? [IF ASKED: THIS COULD INCLUDE ANY LOCAL OR NATIONAL RELIGIOUS LEADERS WHO ARE WITHIN YOUR DENOMINATION OR RELIGIOUS TRADITION.] [W2P3A] (URGELDA)
TOTAL%
1) Yes25029.0
2) No60770.3
8) Don't know/no opinion [volunteered]60.7
Missing2139 
TOTAL863100.0
213) Would you say those leaders preferred the Democratic or Republican presidential candidate? [W2P3B] (URGELDB)
TOTAL%
1) Democrat very strongly197.6
2) Democrat somewhat strongly228.8
3) Republican somewhat strongly4819.2
4) Republican very strongly7329.2
6) They preferred neither the Republican nor the Democratic presidential candidate5220.8
8) Don't know/no opinion [volunteered]3112.4
9) No answer/refused [volunteered]52.0
Missing2752 
TOTAL250100.0
214) Was information on candidates or parties available in your place of worship before the election? [IF ASKED: THE PLACE OF WORSHIP YOU MOST ATTENDED DURING THE PAST FOUR MONTHS] [W2P4] (CHRCHFO)
TOTAL%
1) Yes10612.3
2) No73485.2
8) Don't know/no opinion [volunteered]212.4
9) No answer/refused [volunteered]10.1
Missing2140 
TOTAL862100.0
215) Did the clergy or other leaders at your place of worship OR RELIGIOUS LEADERS BEYOND YOUR PLACE OF WORSHIP discuss any of the following issues during the campaign? Same-sex marriage [W2P5A] (SAMESEX)
TOTAL%
1) Yes23026.7
2) No61070.9
8) Don't know/no opinion [volunteered]182.1
9) No answer/refused [volunteered]20.2
Missing2142 
TOTAL860100.0
216) Did the clergy or other leaders at your place of worship OR RELIGIOUS LEADERS BEYOND YOUR PLACE OF WORSHIP discuss any of the following issues during the campaign? Abortion [W2P5B] (ABORT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes28633.2
2) No56365.4
8) Don't know/no opinion [volunteered]101.2
9) No answer/refused [volunteered]20.2
Missing2141 
TOTAL861100.0
217) Did the clergy or other leaders at your place of worship OR RELIGIOUS LEADERS BEYOND YOUR PLACE OF WORSHIP discuss any of the following issues during the campaign? The war in Iraq or terrorism [W2P5C] (IRAQISS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes21625.1
2) No62872.9
8) Don't know/no opinion [volunteered]151.7
9) No answer/refused [volunteered]20.2
Missing2141 
TOTAL861100.0
218) Did the clergy or other leaders at your place of worship OR RELIGIOUS LEADERS BEYOND YOUR PLACE OF WORSHIP discuss any of the following issues during the campaign? Poverty or hunger [W2P5D] (POVERTY)
TOTAL%
1) Yes32938.2
2) No51359.6
8) Don't know/no opinion [volunteered]172.0
9) No answer/refused [volunteered]20.2
Missing2141 
TOTAL861100.0
219) Did the clergy or other leaders at your place of worship OR RELIGIOUS LEADERS BEYOND YOUR PLACE OF WORSHIP discuss any of the following issues during the campaign? Education [W2P5E] (EDUCAT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes18621.6
2) No65175.6
8) Don't know/no opinion [volunteered]212.4
9) No answer/refused [volunteered]30.3
Missing2141 
TOTAL861100.0
220) Did the clergy or other leaders at your place of worship OR RELIGIOUS LEADERS BEYOND YOUR PLACE OF WORSHIP discuss any of the following issues during the campaign? The environment [W2P5F] (ENVIRON)
TOTAL%
1) Yes14016.3
2) No70281.6
8) Don't know/no opinion [volunteered]161.9
9) No answer/refused [volunteered]20.2
Missing2142 
TOTAL860100.0
221) Did the clergy or other leaders at your place of worship OR RELIGIOUS LEADERS BEYOND YOUR PLACE OF WORSHIP discuss any of the following issues during the campaign? Health care [W2P5G] (HEALTHC)
TOTAL%
1) Yes15518.0
2) No68880.0
8) Don't know/no opinion [volunteered]151.7
9) No answer/refused [volunteered]20.2
Missing2142 
TOTAL860100.0
222) Did the clergy or other leaders at your place of worship urge you to vote IN A PARTICULAR WAY in the election? [W2P6] (CLRGURG)
TOTAL%
1) Yes677.8
2) No79392.2
Missing2142 
TOTAL860100.0
223) Was it FOR a Democratic or a Republican candidate? [W2P6A] (CLRGPTY)
TOTAL%
1) Democrat913.4
2) Republican3552.2
3) Other [volunteered]913.4
4) Both [volunteered]11.5
8) Don't know/no opinion [volunteered]1014.9
9) No answer/refused [volunteered]34.5
Missing2935 
TOTAL67100.0
224) Did you discuss the 2008 election with friends at your place of worship? [W2P7] (DSCFRND)
TOTAL%
1) Yes32838.1
2) No52861.4
8) Don't know/no opinion [volunteered]40.5
Missing2142 
TOTAL860100.0
225) Did any friends at your place of worship urge you to vote for a particular candidate? [W2P8] (URGFRND)
TOTAL%
1) Yes10912.7
2) No75187.3
Missing2142 
TOTAL860100.0
226) Was it FOR a Democratic or a Republican candidate? [W2P8A] (FRNDPTY)
TOTAL%
1) Democrat3330.3
2) Republican5348.6
3) Other [volunteered]21.8
4) Both [volunteered]1816.5
8) Don't know/no opinion [volunteered]21.8
9) No answer/refused [volunteered]10.9
Missing2893 
TOTAL109100.0
227) Moving on to another question... sometimes people are especially busy during this time of year. During the weekend just before the election, did you happen to attend worship services? [W2P9] (BUSYATT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes65175.7
2) No20624.0
8) Don't know/no opinion [volunteered]30.3
Missing2142 
TOTAL860100.0
228) [PROGRAMMER: RANDOMLY ROTATE Q1a and Q2a AS A QUESTION BLOCK WITH Q1b AND Q2b IN A 50/50 SPLIT. TREAT Q1a and Q1b SEPARATELY AND AS A SINGLE QUESTION, Q1, WHICH WILL CONTAIN THE COMMBINED RESULTS OF Q1a and Q1b. DO THE SAME FOR Q2a and Q2b.] Thinking about religion and politics, do you strongly disagree, somewhat disagree, somewhat agree, or strongly agree with the following statements: Organized religious groups should stand up for their beliefs in politics. [W2Q1] (RLPOL1)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree36424.2
2) Somewhat disagree21013.9
3) No opinion [INTERVIEWER: CODE 'DON'T KNOW' HERE]382.5
4) Somewhat agree43628.9
5) Strongly agree44029.2
9) No answer/refused [volunteered]191.3
Missing1495 
TOTAL1507100.0
229) Thinking about religion and politics, do you strongly disagree, somewhat disagree, somewhat agree, or strongly agree with the following statements: Organized religious groups of all kinds should stay out of politics. [W2Q2] (RLPOL2)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree36524.2
2) Somewhat disagree32721.7
3) No opinion [INTERVIEWER: CODE 'DON'T KNOW' HERE]322.1
4) Somewhat agree24616.3
5) Strongly agree52835.0
9) No answer/refused [volunteered]90.6
Missing1495 
TOTAL1507100.0
230) Thinking about religion and politics, do you strongly disagree, somewhat disagree, somewhat agree, or strongly agree with the following statements: Organized religious groups should stand up for their beliefs in politics. [W2Q1A] (RLPOL1A)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree20226.1
2) Somewhat disagree10413.5
3) No opinion [INTERVIEWER: CODE 'DON'T KNOW' HERE]233.0
4) Somewhat agree22228.7
5) Strongly agree20927.0
9) No answer/refused [volunteered]131.7
Missing2229 
TOTAL773100.0
231) Thinking about religion and politics, do you strongly disagree, somewhat disagree, somewhat agree, or strongly agree with the following statements: Organized religious groups of all kinds should stay out of politics. [W2Q2A] (RLPOL2A)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree17622.8
2) Somewhat disagree16921.9
3) No opinion [INTERVIEWER: CODE 'DON'T KNOW' HERE]162.1
4) Somewhat agree12516.2
5) Strongly agree28036.2
9) No answer/refused [volunteered]70.9
Missing2229 
TOTAL773100.0
232) Thinking about religion and politics, do you strongly disagree, somewhat disagree, somewhat agree, or strongly agree with the following statements: Religious groups should stand up for their beliefs in politics. [W2Q1B] (RLPOL1B)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree16222.1
2) Somewhat disagree10614.4
3) No opinion [INTERVIEWER: CODE 'DON'T KNOW' HERE]152.0
4) Somewhat agree21429.2
5) Strongly agree23131.5
9) No answer/refused [volunteered]60.8
Missing2268 
TOTAL734100.0
233) Thinking about religion and politics, do you strongly disagree, somewhat disagree, somewhat agree, or strongly agree with the following statements: Religious groups of all kinds should stay out of politics. [W2Q2B] (RLPOL2B)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree18925.7
2) Somewhat disagree15821.5
3) No opinion [INTERVIEWER: CODE 'DON'T KNOW' HERE]162.2
4) Somewhat agree12116.5
5) Strongly agree24833.8
9) No answer/refused [volunteered]20.3
Missing2268 
TOTAL734100.0
234) [PROGRAMMER: RANDOMLY ROTATE Q3a and Q4a AS A QUESTION BLOCK WITH Q3b AND Q4b IN A 50/50 SPLIT. TREAT Q3a and Q3b SEPARATELY AND AS A SINGLE QUESTION, Q1, WHICH WILL CONTAIN THE COMMBINED RESULTS OF Q3a and Q3b. DO THE SAME FOR Q4a and Q4b.] Thinking about religion and politics, do you strongly disagree, somewhat disagree, somewhat agree, or strongly agree with the following statements: It makes me uncomfortable when politicians talk of their personal religious beliefs. [W2Q3A] (POLBELFA)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree22730.7
2) Somewhat disagree18825.4
3) No opinion [INTERVIEWER: CODE 'DON'T KNOW' HERE]283.8
4) Somewhat agree13918.8
5) Strongly agree15120.4
9) No answer/refused [volunteered]70.9
Missing2262 
TOTAL740100.0
235) Thinking about religion and politics, do you strongly disagree, somewhat disagree, somewhat agree, or strongly agree with the following statements: It is important to me that a president has strong religious beliefs. [W2Q4A] (PRSBELFA)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree12316.6
2) Somewhat disagree10414.1
3) No opinion [INTERVIEWER: CODE 'DON'T KNOW' HERE]253.4
4) Somewhat agree17323.4
5) Strongly agree31041.9
9) No answer/refused [volunteered]40.5
Missing2263 
TOTAL739100.0
236) [PROGRAMMER: SPLIT 50/50 WITH Q3a and Q4a ABOVE AS DESCRIBED ABOVE] Thinking about religion and politics, do you strongly disagree, somewhat disagree, somewhat agree, or strongly agree with the following statements: It is important for me to hear politicians talk of their personal religious beliefs when I decide how to vote. [W2Q3B] (POLBELFB)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree25533.2
2) Somewhat disagree16421.4
3) No opinion [INTERVIEWER: CODE 'DON'T KNOW' HERE]111.4
4) Somewhat agree17422.7
5) Strongly agree15219.8
9) No answer/refused [volunteered]111.4
Missing2235 
TOTAL767100.0
237) Thinking about religion and politics, do you strongly disagree, somewhat disagree, somewhat agree, or strongly agree with the following statements: It does not really matter to me how religious the president is as long as he or she gets the job done. [W2Q4B] (PRSBELFB)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree12716.6
2) Somewhat disagree10613.8
3) No opinion [INTERVIEWER: CODE 'DON'T KNOW' HERE]70.9
4) Somewhat agree17723.1
5) Strongly agree34545.0
9) No answer/refused [volunteered]50.7
Missing2235 
TOTAL767100.0
238) In your opinion, was religion discussed too much, too little or about the right amount in the presidential campaign? [W2Q5] (RELDISC)
TOTAL%
1) Too much39326.1
2) Too little26317.5
3) Just about right75149.9
8) Don't know/no opinion865.7
9) No answer/refused [volunteered]110.7
Missing1498 
TOTAL1504100.0
239) What about the discussion of issues by churches and other religious groups, was there too much, too little or just about the right amount? [W2Q6] (RELISS)
TOTAL%
1) Too much44729.7
2) Too little20213.4
3) Just about right70446.8
8) Don't know/no opinion1389.2
9) No answer/refused [volunteered]130.9
Missing1498 
TOTAL1504100.0
240) What about the efforts of churches and other religious groups to get out the vote, was there too much, too little or just about the right amount? [W2Q7] (RELVOTE)
TOTAL%
1) Too much25717.1
2) Too little18512.3
3) Just about right83855.8
8) Don't know/no opinion20513.6
9) No answer/refused [volunteered]181.2
Missing1499 
TOTAL1503100.0
241) Do you currently belong to one or more voluntary organizations or associations, including school groups, professional associations, sports clubs, fraternal clubs, or anything similar? [W2R1] (ACTIVAS2)
TOTAL%
1) Yes (Go to W2R2)73549.0
2) No (Go to W2R4)76551.0
8) Don't know/no opinion [volunteered]10.1
Missing1501 
TOTAL1501100.0
242) Considering the groups to which you currently belong, about how many would you say are religiously affiliated? [W2R2] (RELIGRP2)
TOTAL%
1) None of them37651.2
2) Some of them29039.5
3) All of them598.0
8) Don't know/no opinion [volunteered]91.2
Missing2268 
TOTAL734100.0
243) During the past twelve months, how often would you say you have participated in group activities, including attending meetings? Never, once a year, a few times a year, once a month, a few times a month, or weekly or more? [W2R3] (PARTFRQ2)
TOTAL%
1) Never456.1
2) Once a year192.6
3) A few times a year20527.9
4) Once a month18525.2
5) A few times a month16222.1
6) Weekly or more11315.4
8) Don't know/no opinion [volunteered]50.7
Missing2268 
TOTAL734100.0
244) During the past twelve months, have you done any kind of volunteer work? [W2R4] (VOLUNTE2)
TOTAL%
1) Yes81854.5
2) No68045.3
8) Don't know/no opinion [volunteered]20.1
Missing1502 
TOTAL1500100.0
245) During the past twelve months, have you served in ANY leadership role in any group or association? (IF NECESSARY: Such as chairing a meeting, serving as an officer, or leading a committee?) [W2R5] (LEADSHP2)
TOTAL%
1) Yes48932.6
2) No101167.4
Missing1502 
TOTAL1500100.0
246) About how many of the groups where you served as a leader during the past twelve months are religiously affiliated in some way? [W2R6] (RELLED2)
TOTAL%
1) None of them15989.8
2) Some of them1810.2
Missing2825 
TOTAL177100.0
247) Finally, we want to briefly get your opinion on some issues confronting American society today. Freedom of speech should NOT be extended to groups that are SYMPATHETIC to terrorists. [IF NECESSARY: That is, do you strongly disagree somewhat disagree, somewhat agree or strongly agree that freedom of speech should not be extended to groups that are sympathetic to terrorists?] [W2S1] (TERRSYMP)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree54936.6
2) Somewhat disagree35223.5
3) No opinion [INTERVIEWER: CODE 'DON'T KNOW' HERE] [volunteered]372.5
4) Somewhat agree22915.3
5) Strongly agree31721.1
9) No answer/refused [volunteered]151.0
Missing1503 
TOTAL1499100.0
248) The police should be allowed to search houses of people who might be sympathetic to terrorists WITHOUT a court order. [IF NECESSARY: That is, do you strongly disagree somewhat disagree, somewhat agree or strongly agree that the police should be allowed to search houses of people who might be sympathetic to terrorists without a court order?] [W2S2] (WARRANT)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree81154.1
2) Somewhat disagree29919.9
3) No opinion [INTERVIEWER: CODE 'DON'T KNOW' HERE] [volunteered]231.5
4) Somewhat agree18012.0
5) Strongly agree18012.0
9) No answer/refused [volunteered]60.4
Missing1503 
TOTAL1499100.0
249) Occasional acts of terrorism are likely to be part of American life in the future. [IF NECESSARY: That is, do you strongly disagree somewhat disagree, somewhat agree or strongly agree that freedom of speech should not be extended to groups that are sympathetic to terrorists?] [W2S3] (TERRFUTU)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree1268.4
2) Somewhat disagree1439.6
3) No opinion [INTERVIEWER: CODE 'DON'T KNOW' HERE] [volunteered]402.7
4) Somewhat agree64443.0
5) Strongly agree53635.8
9) No answer/refused [volunteered]70.5
Missing1506 
TOTAL1496100.0
250) It is the responsibility of the government to take care of people who can't take care of themselves. [IF NECESSARY: That is, do you strongly disagree somewhat disagree, somewhat agree or strongly agree that it is the responsibility of the government to take care of people who can't take care of themselves?] [W2S4] (TAKECARE)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree22915.3
2) Somewhat disagree25517.0
3) No opinion [INTERVIEWER: CODE 'DON'T KNOW' HERE] [volunteered]352.3
4) Somewhat agree53135.5
5) Strongly agree43328.9
9) No answer/refused [volunteered]130.9
Missing1506 
TOTAL1496100.0
251) The government should help needy people even if it means people like me have to pay higher taxes. [IF NECESSARY: That is, do you strongly disagree somewhat disagree, somewhat agree or strongly agree that the government should help needy people even if it means people like you have to pay higher taxes?] [W2S5] (HELPNEED)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree26117.4
2) Somewhat disagree22014.7
3) No opinion [INTERVIEWER: CODE 'DON'T KNOW' HERE] [volunteered]402.7
4) Somewhat agree59539.8
5) Strongly agree37525.1
9) No answer/refused [volunteered]50.3
Missing1506 
TOTAL1496100.0
252) The government should guarantee every citizen basic food and housing. [IF NECESSARY: That is, do you strongly disagree somewhat disagree, somewhat agree or strongly agree that the government should guarantee every citizen basic food and housing?] [W2S6] (BASICS)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree40827.3
2) Somewhat disagree31320.9
3) No opinion [INTERVIEWER: CODE 'DON'T KNOW' HERE] [volunteered]271.8
4) Somewhat agree40126.8
5) Strongly agree34122.8
9) No answer/refused [volunteered]60.4
Missing1506 
TOTAL1496100.0
253) Is the faith tradition or religious group with which you identify Christian or some form of Christianity? [W2T1] (CHRSTID)
TOTAL%
1) Yes [GO TO W2T2]128786.1
2) No20713.9
Missing1508 
TOTAL1494100.0
254) Would that be Protestant, Catholic, or some other form of Christianity? [W2T2] (PROTCATH)
TOTAL%
1) Protestant63149.0
2) Catholic33025.6
3) Other Christian (Specify:)31424.4
8) Don't know/refused120.9
Missing1715 
TOTAL1287100.0
255) What form of Christianity is that? [W2T2O] (CHRSTOTH)
256) Would you classify yourself as Jewish, Muslim, Buddhist, Hindu, some other religion, or no religion? [W2T3] (NONCRST3)
TOTAL%
1) Jewish3315.9
2) Muslim94.3
3) Hindu31.4
4) Buddhist125.8
5) Some other religion that is not Christian2411.6
6) No religion11354.6
9) Don't know/refused136.3
Missing2795 
TOTAL207100.0
257) What form of religion is that? [W2T3O]\V (FORMREL)
258) Verify form of religion. [W2T302] (NOTCHR)
TOTAL%
2) Did not give Christian 'other' (CORRECT)24100.0
Missing2978 
TOTAL24100.0
259) Would you classify yourself as agnostic, atheist, or some other religious options? [W2T4] (NONREL)
TOTAL%
1) Agnostic3934.5
2) Atheist3329.2
3) Some other religious option4136.3
Missing2889 
TOTAL113100.0
260) What other religious option is that? [W2T4O] (NONROTH)
261) Verify form of religion. [W2T4O2] (VERNON)
TOTAL%
2) Did not give Christian 'other' (CORRECT)41100.0
Missing2961 
TOTAL41100.0
262) Did you grow up in a religion tradition of any kind? [W2T4X1] (GROWREL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes7869.0
2) No3531.0
Missing2889 
TOTAL113100.0
263) What specific tradition was that? Was it Protestant, Catholic, some other form of Christianity, or some religion other than Christianity such as Judaism or Islam? [W2T4X1A] (GROWTRAD)
TOTAL%
1) Protestant4456.4
2) Catholic2126.9
3) Some other form of Christianity67.7
4) Some religion other than Christianity67.7
9) Don't know/refused11.3
Missing2924 
TOTAL78100.0
264) What form of Christianity was that? [W2T4X1B] (GRWFCHR)
265) Verify form of religion. [W2T4X1BX] (VERGRWC)
TOTAL%
2) Did not say 'Catholic' or 'Protestant' (CORRECT RESPONSE)6100.0
Missing2996 
TOTAL6100.0
266) What form of religion is that? [W2T4X1C] (GRWROTH)
TOTAL%
1) Jewish116.7
2) Muslim116.7
5) Other466.7
Missing2996 
TOTAL6100.0
267) Verify form of religion. [W2T4X1CX] (VERGROTH)
TOTAL%
2) Did not say Christian denomination (CORRECT RESPONSE)6100.0
Missing2996 
TOTAL6100.0
268) Did you grow up in a religious tradition different from your current religious affiliation? [W2T4X2] (RCHNG)
TOTAL%
1) Yes39228.7
2) No97571.3
Missing1635 
TOTAL1367100.0
269) Was the religious tradition in which you grew up Protestant, Catholic, some other form of Christianity, or some religion other than Christianity such as Judaism or Islam? [W2T4X2A] (RCHNGTRD)
TOTAL%
1) Protestant17243.9
2) Catholic12632.1
3) Some other form of Christianity6316.1
4) Some religion other than Christianity82.0
5) No religion ['I grew up in no religious tradition of any kind']194.8
9) Don't know/Refused41.0
Missing2610 
TOTAL392100.0
270) What form of Christianity was that? [W2T4X2B] (CHNGID)
271) Verify form of religion. [W2T4X2BX] (CHVERGRW)
TOTAL%
2) Did not say 'Catholic' or 'Protestant' (CORRECT RESPONSE)63100.0
Missing2939 
TOTAL63100.0
272) What form of religion is that? [W2T4X2C] (CHOTH)
TOTAL%
1) Jewish225.0
2) Muslim112.5
4) Buddhist112.5
5) Other450.0
Missing2994 
TOTAL8100.0
273) Verify form of religion. [W2T4X2CX] (CHOTHV)
TOTAL%
2) Did not say Christian denomination (CORRECT RESPONSE)8100.0
Missing2994 
TOTAL8100.0
274) Tradition. [W2T4X3] (CHTRAD)
TOTAL%
1) Protestant21647.9
2) Catholic14732.6
3) Some other form of Christianity6915.3
4) Some religion other than Christianity143.1
9) Don't know/refused51.1
Missing2551 
TOTAL451100.0
275) Turning now to another subject... In politics, do you usually think of yourself as a Republican, a Democrat, or an independent? [W2T5] (PARTYID2)
TOTAL%
1) Strong Republican30420.4
2) Weak Republican1318.8
3) More toward the Republicans1449.7
4) Strict independent25116.8
5) More toward the Democrats1439.6
6) Weak Democrat1238.2
7) Strong Democrat35023.5
8) Don't know/no opinion [volunteered]302.0
9) No answer/refused [volunteered]161.1
Missing1510 
TOTAL1492100.0
276) Race based on K11 and K12 [RACE] (RACE2)
TOTAL%
0) 0451.5
1) White not Hispanic229676.5
2) Black not Hispanic2137.1
3) Hispanic2729.1
4) Other1765.9
TOTAL3002100.0
277) Whether had a post-election interview (NOPOST)
TOTAL%
0) Not surveyed148749.5
1) Surveyed151550.5
TOTAL3002100.0
278) Weight variable for pre-election survey (WTPRE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL30021.0111
279) Weight variable for post-election survey (WTPOST)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL30021.2512
280) Religious tradition created variable (RELTRAD)
TOTAL%
1) Evangelical Protestant82227.4
2) Mainline Protestant61320.4
3) Black Protestant1796.0
4) Roman Catholic66122.0
5) Other2448.1
6) Unaffiliated48316.1
TOTAL3002100.0
281) I-ATTEND: Aside from weddings and funerals, how often do you attend worship services: never, a few times a year, once or twice a month, once a week, or more than once a week? [G1] (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-ATTEND)
TOTAL%
1) Never50617.0
2) A few times a year70723.8
3) Once or twice a month46815.8
4) Once a week80427.1
5) More than once a week48316.3
Missing34 
TOTAL2968100.0
282) I-EDUC: What is the highest grade of school or year of college you have completed? [K6] (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-EDUC)
TOTAL%
1) Less than high school1505.0
2) High school graduate/GED65421.9
3) Some college, business, technical, or vocational school; no four-year degree98633.0
4) College graduate56919.1
5) Post graduate or professional training after college62621.0
Missing17 
TOTAL2985100.0
283) I-MARITAL: Of the following, what best describes your present marital status? [K2] (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Single, never married47315.9
2) Divorced or separated38212.9
3) Widowed30510.3
4) Widowed or divorced and remarried35912.1
5) Married, never divorced145248.9
Missing31 
TOTAL2971100.0
284) I-RACE: Race based on K11 and K12 [RACE] (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-RACE)
TOTAL%
1) White not Hispanic229677.6
2) Black not Hispanic2137.2
3) Hispanic2729.2
4) Other1766.0
Missing45 
TOTAL2957100.0
285) I-RELIGION: Religious tradition created variable (For use with online analysis) (I-RELIGION)
TOTAL%
1) Evangelical Protestant82227.4
2) Mainline Protestant61320.4
3) Black Protestant1796.0
4) Roman Catholic66122.0
5) Other2448.1
6) Unaffiliated48316.1
TOTAL3002100.0