July 2011 Political and Media Survey

Data Archive > U.S. Surveys > General Population > National > Pew Research Center > Codebook


Percentages are weighted by 158) WEIGHT; Total Ns reported are unweighted
1) Unique ID (PSRAID)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL1501150525.4949691.88
2) Sample type (SAMPLE)
TOTAL%
1) Landline 51.2
2) Cell 48.8
TOTAL1501100.0
3) Interview date (INT_DATE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL150172237.44135.79
4) Date of first call (FCALL)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL1501110721.120.93
5) Call attempt (ATTEMPT)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL15012.381.48
6) Refusal conversation (REFUSAL)
TOTAL%
0) No 81.6
1) Yes 18.4
TOTAL1501100.0
7) Language (LANG)
TOTAL%
1) English 96.5
2) Spanish 3.5
TOTAL1501100.0
8) Version of programmed questionnaire (VERSION)
TOTAL%
1) Initial version 13.9
2) 7/21 - Added Q42k and Q64 17.1
3) 7/22 - Q26 items 1 and 3 - variable wording based on form 68.9
TOTAL1501100.0
9) State - from ZIP merge (STATE)
TOTAL%
1) Alabama 1.7
4) Arizona 1.9
5) Arkansas .9
6) California 10.6
8) Colorado 1.6
9) Connecticut 1.3
10) Delaware 0
11) District of Columbia .3
12) Florida 6.2
13) Georgia 3
16) Idaho 1
17) Illinois 3.8
18) Indiana 1.8
19) Iowa .9
20) Kansas .8
21) Kentucky 2.2
22) Louisiana 1.8
23) Maine .3
24) Maryland 1.6
25) Massachusetts 3
26) Michigan 2.7
27) Minnesota 1.9
28) Mississippi 1.2
29) Missouri 2.5
30) Montana .2
31) Nebraska .6
32) Nevada .1
33) New Hampshire .4
34) New Jersey 2.4
35) New Mexico .8
36) New York 6.1
37) North Carolina 2.6
38) North Dakota .2
39) Ohio 4.7
40) Oklahoma 1.1
41) Oregon .9
42) Pennsylvania 5.7
44) Rhode Island .1
45) South Carolina 1.4
46) South Dakota .2
47) Tennessee 2.1
48) Texas 7.5
49) Utah 1.2
50) Vermont .3
51) Virginia 2.4
53) Washington 2.7
54) West Virginia .9
55) Wisconsin 2.3
56) Wyoming .1
TOTAL1501100.0
10) Census region - from ZIP merge (CREGION)
TOTAL%
1) Northeast 19.6
2) Midwest 22.4
3) South 36.9
4) West 21.1
TOTAL1501100.0
11) Recoded population density - from ZIP merge (DENSITY)
TOTAL%
1) Lowest 20.5
2) 2 20.2
3) 3 20.1
4) 4 20
5) Highest 19.2
TOTAL1501100.0
12) Community type - from ZIP merge (USR)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL1450
13) Census region - sample (SCREGION)
TOTAL%
1) Northeast 19.8
2) Midwest 22.4
3) South 36.7
4) West 21.1
TOTAL1501100.0
14) State from FIPS - sample (SSTATE)
TOTAL%
1) Alabama 1.7
4) Arizona 1.7
5) Arkansas 1
6) California 11
8) Colorado 1.4
9) Connecticut 1.4
10) Delaware 0
11) District of Columbia .2
12) Florida 6.2
13) Georgia 3.1
16) Idaho .8
17) Illinois 3.7
18) Indiana 1.8
19) Iowa 1.1
20) Kansas 1
21) Kentucky 2.3
22) Louisiana 1.8
23) Maine .3
24) Maryland 1.7
25) Massachusetts 2.7
26) Michigan 2.9
27) Minnesota 1.7
28) Mississippi .8
29) Missouri 2.5
30) Montana .3
31) Nebraska .6
32) Nevada .2
33) New Hampshire .4
34) New Jersey 2.5
35) New Mexico .8
36) New York 6.2
37) North Carolina 2.7
38) North Dakota .2
39) Ohio 4.5
40) Oklahoma 1.1
41) Oregon .9
42) Pennsylvania 5.7
44) Rhode Island .1
45) South Carolina 1.2
46) South Dakota .2
47) Tennessee 2.1
48) Texas 7.7
49) Utah 1.2
50) Vermont .3
51) Virginia 2.4
53) Washington 2.8
54) West Virginia .8
55) Wisconsin 2.3
56) Wyoming .1
TOTAL1501100.0
15) MSA code - sample (SMSA)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL150125194.0014760.78
16) Community type - sample (SUSR)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL916
17) 1/2 Form Split (FORM)
TOTAL%
1) Form 1 50.7
2) Form 2 49.3
TOTAL1501100.0
18) A/B Form Split (FORMAB)
TOTAL%
1) Form A 48.7
2) Form B 51.3
TOTAL1501100.0
19) Interviewer gender (IGENDER)
TOTAL%
1) Male 25
2) Female 75
TOTAL1501100.0
20) Inteviewer race/ethnicity (IRACE)
TOTAL%
1) White 24.9
2) Black or African-American 58.5
3) Hispanic 13.4
4) Asian or Asian-American 3.1
5) Some other race 0
TOTAL1501100.0
21) Introduction rotation for landline sample (ILLITEXT)
TOTAL%
1) Male first 46.6
2) Female first 53.4
Missing585 
TOTAL916100.0
22) S.1 Are you under 18 years old, OR are you 18 or older? (QS1)
TOTAL%
2) 18 or older 100
Missing916 
TOTAL585100.0
23) Q.1 RANDOMIZE Q.1 WITH Q.2/Q.3 BLOCK, ASK ALL: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling his job as president? [IF DON'T KNOW ENTER AS DON'T KNOW. IF DEPENDS PROBE ONCE WITH: Overall do you approve of the way Barack Obama is handling his job as president? IF STILL DEPENDS ENTER AS DON'T KNOW] (Q1)
TOTAL%
1) Approve 44.3
2) Disapprove 47.7
9) Don't know/refused (VOL) 8.1
TOTAL1501100.0
24) Q.2 RANDOMIZE Q.1 WITH Q.2/Q.3 BLOCK, ASK ALL: All in all, are you satisfied or dissatisfied with the way things are going in this country today? (Q2)
TOTAL%
1) Satisfied 16.9
2) Dissatisfied 78.7
9) Don't know/refused (VOL.) 4.4
TOTAL1501100.0
25) Q.3 RANDOMIZE Q.1 WITH Q.2/Q.3 BLOCK, ASK ALL: And overall, are you satisfied with the way things are going in your life today? (Q3)
TOTAL%
1) Satisfied 75.1
2) Dissatisfied 23
9) Don't know/refused (VOL.) 1.9
TOTAL1501100.0
26) Q.4a ASK ALL: Do you approve or disapprove of the job the Republican leaders in Congress are doing? [IF DON'T KNOW ENTER AS DON'T KNOW. IF DEPENDS PROBE ONCE WITH: Overall do you approve or disapprove of the job the [ITEM] are doing? IF STILL DEPENDS ENTER AS DON'T KNOW]. (Q4A)
TOTAL%
1) Approve 24.7
2) Disapprove 65.8
9) Don't know/refused (VOL.) 9.5
TOTAL1501100.0
27) Q.4b Do you approve or disapprove of the job the Democratic leaders in Congress are doing? [IF DON'T KNOW ENTER AS DON'T KNOW. IF DEPENDS PROBE ONCE WITH: Overall do you approve or disapprove of the job the [ITEM] are doing? IF STILL DEPENDS ENTER AS DON'T KNOW]. (Q4B)
TOTAL%
1) Approve 30
2) Disapprove 59.8
9) Don't know/refused (VOL.) 10.2
TOTAL1501100.0
28) Q.5 ASK ALL: How much confidence do you have that the government in Washington, D.C., will make progress over the next year on the most important problems facing the country? [READ IN ORDER] (Q5)
TOTAL%
1) A lot of confidence 6.2
2) Some confidence 33.4
3) Not much confidence [OR] 37.1
4) No confidence at all 21.8
9) [VOL. DO NOT READ] Don't know/refused 1.5
TOTAL1501100.0
29) Q.7 ASK ALL: Which of the following national economic issues worries you most? [READ AND RANDOMIZE] (Q7)
TOTAL%
1) Problems in the financial and housing markets 11.2
2) The federal budget deficit 28.7
3) Rising prices 15.1
4) The job situation 39.1
7) [VOL. DO NOT READ] Other (SPECIFY) 3.2
8) [VOL. DO NOT READ] None/not worried about any .6
9) [VOL. DO NOT READ] Don't know/refused 2.2
TOTAL1501100.0
30) Q7os (Q7OS)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL38
31) Q.8a ASK ALL: And a few questions about you … Are you self-employed or a small business owner, or not? (Q8A)
TOTAL%
1) Yes 17.2
2) No 82.6
9) Don't know/refused (VOL.) .2
TOTAL1501100.0
32) Q.8b ASK ALL: And a few questions about you … Are you currently enrolled in a college or university class or not? (Q8B)
TOTAL%
1) Yes 12.8
2) No 87.1
9) Don't know/refused (VOL.) 0
TOTAL1501100.0
33) Q8.C. ASK ALL: And a few questions about you … Are you a homeowner or not? (Q8C)
TOTAL%
1) Yes 58.3
2) No 41.5
9) Don't know/refused (VOL.) .2
TOTAL1501100.0
34) Q9.A ASK ALL: Do you regularly use online social networking sites like Facebook or Twitter, or not? (Q9A)
TOTAL%
1) Yes 43.5
2) No 56.3
9) Don't know/refused (VOL.) .1
TOTAL1501100.0
35) Q.9bF1 ASK FORM 1 ONLY [N=748]: Do you recycle paper, plastic or glass from home, or not? (Q9BF1)
TOTAL%
1) Yes 75.8
2) No 24
9) Don't know/refused (VOL.) .2
Missing753 
TOTAL748100.0
36) Q.9cF1 ASK FORM 1 ONLY [N=748]: Do you regularly watch more than an hour of entertainment television programming a night or not? (Q9CF1)
TOTAL%
1) Yes 61.9
2) No 37.8
9) Don't know/refused (VOL.) .4
Missing753 
TOTAL748100.0
37) Q.9dF2 ASK FORM 2 ONLY [N=753]: Do you regularly play video games or not? (Q9DF2)
TOTAL%
1) Yes 18.6
2) No 81.4
Missing748 
TOTAL753100.0
38) Q.9eF2 ASK FORM 2 ONLY [N=753]: Do you regularly watch professional or college sports, or not? (Q9EF2)
TOTAL%
1) Yes 46.8
2) No 53.2
Missing748 
TOTAL753100.0
39) Q.12 ASK ALL: (FIRST MENTION) How do you get most of your news about national and international issues? From… [READ AND RANDOMIZE]? [ACCEPT TWO ANSWERS: IF ONLY ONE RESPONSE IS GIVEN, PROBE ONCE FOR ADDITIONAL: 'Any others?'] (Q12M1)
TOTAL%
1) Television 66.1
2) Newspapers 14
3) Radio 7.9
4) Magazines .7
5) The Internet 9.3
6) [VOL. DO NOT READ] Other 1.6
9) [VOL. DO NOT READ] Don't know/refused .4
TOTAL1501100.0
40) Q.12 ASK ALL: (SECOND MENTION) How do you get most of your news about national and international issues? From… [READ AND RANDOMIZE]? [ACCEPT TWO ANSWERS: IF ONLY ONE RESPONSE IS GIVEN, PROBE ONCE FOR ADDITIONAL: 'Any others?'] (Q12M2)
TOTAL%
2) Newspapers 26.3
3) Radio 16
4) Magazines 4.1
5) The Internet 50.7
6) [VOL. DO NOT READ] 3
Missing436 
TOTAL1065100.0
41) Q.13 IF TELEVISION AS EITHER 1ST OR 2ND RESPONSE IN Q.12 ASK: (FIRST MENTION) On television, do you get most of your news about national and international issues from… [READ, RANDOMIZE ITEMS 2 THRU 4 AND 5 THROUGH 7 SEPARATELY, AND RANDOMIZE SETS OF ITEMS (LOCAL; NETWORK; CABLE.) ACCEPT MULTIPLE ANSWERS BUT DO NOT PROBE FOR ADDITIONAL]? (Q13M1)
TOTAL%
1) Local news programming 24.4
2) ABC Network news 11.2
3) CBS Network news 7.7
4) NBC Network news 9.7
5) CNN Cable news 17
6) MSNBC Cable news 4.4
7) The Fox News Cable Channel 18.2
8) [VOL. DO NOT READ] Other 4.7
9) [VOL. DO NOT READ] Don't know/refused 2.6
Missing479 
TOTAL1022100.0
42) Q.13 IF TELEVISION AS EITHER 1ST OR 2ND RESPONSE IN Q.12 ASK: (SECOND MENTION) On television, do you get most of your news about national and international issues from… [READ, RANDOMIZE ITEMS 2 THRU 4 AND 5 THROUGH 7 SEPARATELY, AND RANDOMIZE SETS OF ITEMS (LOCAL; NETWORK; CABLE.) ACCEPT MULTIPLE ANSWERS BUT DO NOT PROBE FOR ADDITIONAL]? (Q13M2)
TOTAL%
2) ABC Network news 6.8
3) CBS Network news 6.3
4) NBC Network news 14.6
5) CNN Cable news 17.6
6) MSNBC Cable news 12.9
7) The Fox News Cable Channel 35.6
8) [VOL. DO NOT READ] Other 6.3
Missing1261 
TOTAL240100.0
43) Q.13 IF TELEVISION AS EITHER 1ST OR 2ND RESPONSE IN Q.12 ASK: (THIRD MENTION) On television, do you get most of your news about national and international issues from… [READ, RANDOMIZE ITEMS 2 THRU 4 AND 5 THROUGH 7 SEPARATELY, AND RANDOMIZE SETS OF ITEMS (LOCAL; NETWORK; CABLE.) ACCEPT MULTIPLE ANSWERS BUT DO NOT PROBE FOR ADDITIONAL]? (Q13M3)
TOTAL%
3) CBS Network news 23.9
4) NBC Network news 21.4
5) CNN Cable news 17.1
6) MSNBC Cable news 6.8
7) The Fox News Cable Channel 29.1
8) [VOL. DO NOT READ] Other 1.7
Missing1457 
TOTAL44100.0
44) Q.13 IF TELEVISION AS EITHER 1ST OR 2ND RESPONSE IN Q.12 ASK: (FOURTH MENTION) On television, do you get most of your news about national and international issues from… [READ, RANDOMIZE ITEMS 2 THRU 4 AND 5 THROUGH 7 SEPARATELY, AND RANDOMIZE SETS OF ITEMS (LOCAL; NETWORK; CABLE.) ACCEPT MULTIPLE ANSWERS BUT DO NOT PROBE FOR ADDITIONAL]? (Q13M4)
TOTAL%
4) NBC Network news 56
5) CNN Cable news 4
6) MSNBC Cable news 22
7) The Fox News Cable Channel 18
Missing1483 
TOTAL18100.0
45) Q.13 IF TELEVISION AS EITHER 1ST OR 2ND RESPONSE IN Q.12 ASK: (FIFTH MENTION) On television, do you get most of your news about national and international issues from… [READ, RANDOMIZE ITEMS 2 THRU 4 AND 5 THROUGH 7 SEPARATELY, AND RANDOMIZE SETS OF ITEMS (LOCAL; NETWORK; CABLE.) ACCEPT MULTIPLE ANSWERS BUT DO NOT PROBE FOR ADDITIONAL]? (Q13M5)
TOTAL%
5) CNN Cable news 75.7
7) The Fox News Cable Channel 24.3
Missing1488 
TOTAL13100.0
46) Q.13 IF TELEVISION AS EITHER 1ST OR 2ND RESPONSE IN Q.12 ASK: (SIXTH MENTION) On television, do you get most of your news about national and international issues from… [READ, RANDOMIZE ITEMS 2 THRU 4 AND 5 THROUGH 7 SEPARATELY, AND RANDOMIZE SETS OF ITEMS (LOCAL; NETWORK; CABLE.) ACCEPT MULTIPLE ANSWERS BUT DO NOT PROBE FOR ADDITIONAL]? (Q13M6)
TOTAL%
6) MSNBC Cable news 100
Missing1490 
TOTAL11100.0
47) Q.13 IF TELEVISION AS EITHER 1ST OR 2ND RESPONSE IN Q.12 ASK: (SEVENTH MENTION) On television, do you get most of your news about national and international issues from… [READ, RANDOMIZE ITEMS 2 THRU 4 AND 5 THROUGH 7 SEPARATELY, AND RANDOMIZE SETS OF ITEMS (LOCAL; NETWORK; CABLE.) ACCEPT MULTIPLE ANSWERS BUT DO NOT PROBE FOR ADDITIONAL]? (Q13M7)
TOTAL%
7) The Fox News Cable Channel 100
Missing1490 
TOTAL11100.0
48) Q.14ASK IF Q.12 DOES NOT INCLUDE INTERNET IN EITHER RESPONSE: Do you ever get news online or not? (Q14)
TOTAL%
1) Yes 35.5
2) No 64.5
Missing601 
TOTAL900100.0
49) Q.15F2 ASK FORM 2 ONLY [N=753] (FIRST MENTION) Now thinking about your local news and issues and events in your area… How do you get most of your local news? From [READ AND RANDOMIZE]? [ACCEPT TWO ANSWERS: IF ONE RESPONSE IS GIVEN, PROBE FOR ADDITIONAL RESPONSE] (Q15F2M1)
TOTAL%
1) Television 58.8
2) Newspapers 25
3) Radio [OR] 6
4) The Internet 8
6) [VOL. DO NOT READ] Other 1.3
9) [VOL. DO NOT READ] Don't know/refused .8
Missing748 
TOTAL753100.0
50) Q.15F2 ASK FORM 2 ONLY [N=753] (SECOND MENTION) Now thinking about local news and issues and events in your area… How do you get most of your local news? From [READ AND RANDOMIZE]? (Q15F2M2)
TOTAL%
2) Newspapers 43.4
3) Radio [OR] 25.8
4) The Internet 29.1
6) [VOL. DO NOT READ] Other 1.7
Missing1236 
TOTAL265100.0
51) Q16os (Q16OS)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL222
52) Q.16F1 ASK IF FORM 1 AND IF INTERNET (5) IS EITHER 1ST OR 2ND RESPONSE IN Q.12 OR Q.14=1, ASK: (FIRST MENTION) What web sites or apps do you use most to get news and information? Just name a few of the online sources that you go to the most often. [OPEN END; CODE UP TO THREE RESPONSES; DO NOT NEED TO TYPE '.com' EXTENSION; PROBE FOR ADDITIONAL] BASED ON FORM 1 INTERNET USES [N=464]: (Q16F1M1)
TOTAL%
1) AOL.com 5.7
2) CNN.com 18.2
3) Fox 5.7
4) Google.com 8.8
5) MSN.com 6.9
6) MSNBC.com 3.2
7) New York Times 3.2
8) Yahoo.com 16.6
9) Other 9.3
10) ABC .1
11) BBC .5
12) Comcast .4
13) Drudge Report 2.4
14) Facebook 1.6
15) Huffington Post .1
16) CBS .6
17) Local news sties 6.9
18) Newsmax .2
19) USA Today .5
20) Wall Street Journal .8
21) Washington Post .2
22) ISP .9
24) Atlanta-Journal Constitution .3
28) Reuters .6
99) Don't know/refused 6.7
Missing1037 
TOTAL464100.0
53) Q.16F1 ASK IF FORM 1 AND IF INTERNET (5) IS EITHER 1ST OR 2ND RESPONSE IN Q.12 OR Q.14=1, ASK (SECOND MENTION) What websites or apps do you use to get news and information? Just name a few of the online sources that you go to the most often. [OPEN ENDED] (Q16F1M2)
TOTAL%
2) CNN.com 2.1
3) Fox 7.5
4) Google.com 7.2
5) MSN.com 6.7
6) MSNBC.com 4.8
7) New York Times 5.7
8) Yahoo.com 26.2
9) Other 9.8
10) ABC 2.9
11) BBC 2.2
12) Comcast .4
13) Drudge Report 1.5
14) Facebook 2.1
15) Huffington Post .9
16) CBS .3
17) Local news sites 7.5
18) Newsmax .6
19) USA Today 1.3
20) Wall Street Journal 2.9
21) Washington Post 2.6
22) ISP .9
23) NPR .7
24) Atlanta Journal-Constitution 1.6
28) Reuters .3
30) The Guardian 1.2
Missing1295 
TOTAL206100.0
54) Q.16F1 ASK IF FORM 1 AND IF INTERNET (5) IS EITHER 1ST OR 2ND RESPONSE IN Q.12 OR Q.14=1, ASK (THIRD MENTION) What web sites or apps do you use to get news and information? Just name a few of the online sources that you got to the most often. [OPEN ENDED] (Q16F1M3)
TOTAL%
3) Fox 1.7
5) MSN.com 3.4
7) New York Times 1.7
8) Yahoo.com 17.2
9) Other 15.1
10) ABC 1.7
11) BBC 5.6
13) Drudge Report 4.3
14) Facebook 8.2
15) Huffington Post 7.3
16) CBS 1.3
17) Local news sites 15.5
18) Newsmax 1.3
19) USA Today .4
20) Wall Street Journal 4.3
21) Washington Post 3
23) NPR 1.7
28) Reuters .9
31) Politico 5.2
Missing1433 
TOTAL68100.0
55) Q.18 ASK ALL: Thinking about the 2012 Presidential election… How much thought, if any, have you given to candidates who may be running for president in 2012? [READ IN ORDER] (Q18)
TOTAL%
1) A lot 20
2) Some 29
3) Not much 27.3
4) None at all 23
9) [VOL. DO NOT READ] Don't know/refused .8
TOTAL1501100.0
56) Q.19 ASK ALL: Looking ahead, would you like to see Barack Obama re-elected president in 2012 or would you prefer that a Republican candidate win the election? [INTERVIEWER: IF R SAYS 'OTHER' OR 'SOMEONE ELSE,' PROBE ONE: 'If you had to choose, would you like to see Barack Obama re-elected or would you prefer that a Republican candidate win the election?'] (Q19)
TOTAL%
1) Obama re-elected 42.3
2) Prefer Republican 37.3
3) Other (VOL.) 6.1
9) Don't know/refused (VOL.) 14.3
TOTAL1501100.0
57) Q.20 ASK ALL: As I name some possible Republican candidates for president in 2012, please tell me which one, if any, you would most like to see nominated as the Republican Party's candidate [READ AND RANDOMIZE][PROBE IF NECESSARY: As of today, who would you say you LEAN toward?] (Q20)
TOTAL%
1) Mitt Romney 16.4
2) Herman Cain 4.4
3) Ron Paul 8.1
4) Michele Bachmann 8.2
5) Newt Gingrich 2.5
6) Tim Pawlenty 1.8
7) Rich Santorum .9
8) Jon Huntsman 2.2
9) Sarah Palin 10.2
10) Rick Perry 5.7
11) [VOL. DO NOT READ] Other [SPECIFY] 1.1
12) [VOL. DO NOT READ] None 20.6
13) [VOL. DO NOT READ] Too early to tell 4.8
14) [VOL. DO NOT READ] Don't know/refused 13.2
TOTAL1501100.0
58) Q200s (Q20OS)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL18
59) Q.21 ASK IF HAS FIRST CHOICE (Q.20= 1-11): Who, if anyone, would be your second choice for the Republican nomination in 2012? [READ OPTIONS IF NECESSARY, ELIMINATING NAME CHOSEN IN Q.20] (Q21)
TOTAL%
1) Mitt Romney 15.6
2) Herman Cain 5
3) Ron Paul 6.4
4) Michele Bachmann 13
5) Newt Gingrich 5
6) Tim Pawlenty 3.2
7) Rick Santorum 2.5
8) Jon Huntsman 3.1
9) Sarah Palin 10.4
10) Rick Perry 5.8
11) [VOL. DO NOT READ] Other [SPECIFY] 2.6
12) [VOL. DO NOT READ] None 21.5
13) [VOL. DO NOT READ] Too early to tell .2
14) [VOL. DO NOT READ] Don't know/refused 5.8
Missing527 
TOTAL974100.0
60) Q21os (Q21OS)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL24
61) Q.24 On a different subject… In your view, what is the best way to reduce the federal budget deficit? Should we mostly focus on [RANDOMIZE: Cutting major programs/Increasing taxes], mostly focus on [increasing taxes/cutting major programs] or a combination? (Q24)
TOTAL%
1) Cutting major programs 18.5
2) Increasing taxes 8.2
3) Combination of both 59.6
4) Deficit is not a priority/Don't focus on deficit (VOL.) 1.4
9) Don't know/refused (VOL.) 12.2
TOTAL1501100.0
62) Q.25 ASK ALL: Looking ahead five years or so, do you think we will have made significant progress in reducing the federal budget deficit, or not? (Q25)
TOTAL%
1) Yes 39.4
2) No 51.1
9) Don't know/refused (VOL.) 9.5
TOTAL1501100.0
63) Q.26a RANDOMIZE Q.26 AND Q.27 ASK ALL FORM 1 [N=986]: Please tell me if you think the Republican Party or the Democratic Party could do a better job in each of the following areas … which party could do a better job of reducing the federal budget deficit (Q26A)
TOTAL%
1) Republican Party 42.6
2) Democratic Party 33.5
3) Both equally (VOL.) 5.8
4) Neither (VOL.) 9.3
9) Don't know/refused (VOL.) 8.8
Missing515 
TOTAL986100.0
64) Q.26aF2 RANDOMIZE Q.26 AND Q.27 ASK ALL FORM 2 [N=515]: Please tell me if you think the Republican Party or the Democratic Party could do a better job in each of the following areas … which party could do a better job of dealing with the federal budget deficit (Q26AF2)
TOTAL%
1) Republican Party 43.1
2) Democratic Party 36.7
3) Both equally (VOL.) 5.5
4) Neither (VOL.) 6.3
9) Don't know/refused (VOL.) 8.4
Missing986 
TOTAL515100.0
65) Q.26b RANDOMIZE Q.26 AND Q.27 ASK ALL: Please tell me if you think the Republican Party or the Democratic Party could do a better job in each of the following areas … which party could do a better job of improving the job situation (Q26B)
TOTAL%
1) Republican Party 39.4
2) Democratic Party 38.7
3) Both equally (VOL.) 5.5
4) Neither (VOL.) 7.5
9) Don't know/refused (VOL.) 8.9
TOTAL1501100.0
66) Q.26c RANDOMIZE Q.26 AND Q.27 ASK ALL FORM 1 [N=986]: Please tell me if you think the Republican Party or the Democratic Party could do a better job in each of the following areas … which party could do a better job of taking steps to make the Social Security system financially sound (Q26C)
TOTAL%
1) Republican Party 38.1
2) Democratic Party 40
3) Both equally (VOL.) 4.5
4) Neither (VOL.) 7
9) Don't know/refused (VOL.) 10.4
Missing515 
TOTAL986100.0
67) Q.26cF2 RANDOMIZE Q.26 AND Q.27 ASK ALL FORM 2 [N=515]: Please tell me if you think the Republican Party or the Democratic Party could do a better job in each of the following areas ... which party could do a better job of dealing with the Social Security system (Q26CF2)
TOTAL%
1) Republican Party 37.4
2) Democratic Party 41.6
3) Both equally (VOL.) 6.7
4) Neither (VOL.) 5.4
9) Don't know/refused (VOL.) 8.9
Missing986 
TOTAL515100.0
68) Q.26d RANDOMIZE Q.26 AND Q.27 ASK ALL: Please tell me if you think the Republican Party or the Democratic Party could do a better job in each of the following areas … which party could do a better job of dealing with taxes (Q26D)
TOTAL%
1) Republican Party 42.6
2) Democratic Party 40.1
3) Both equally (VOL.) 4.1
4) Neither (VOL.) 5.5
9) Don't know/refused (VOL.) 7.7
TOTAL1501100.0
69) Q.27af1 RANDOMIZE Q.26 AND Q.27 ASK ALL FORM 1 [N=748]: Please tell me if you think each phrase I read better describes the Republican Party and its leaders or the Democratic Party and its leaders. (First,) which party do you think is better described by the phrase ... Can better manage the federal government [INSERT ITEM; RANDOMIZE. OBSERVE FORM SPLITS] (Q27AF1)
TOTAL%
1) Republican Party 40.3
2) Democratic Party 37.7
3) Both equally (VOL.) 1.8
4) Neither (VOL.) 13.5
9) Don't know/refused (VOL.) 6.6
Missing753 
TOTAL748100.0
70) Q.27bf1 RANDOMIZE Q.26 AND Q.27 ASK ALL FORM 1 [N=748]: Please tell me if you think each phrase I read better describes the Republican Party and its leaders or the Democratic Party and its leaders. Which party is more concerned with the needs of people like me? (Q27BF1)
TOTAL%
1) Republican Party 30.3
2) Democratic Party 51.2
3) Both equally (VOL.) 1.8
4) Neither (VOL.) 11
9) Don't know/refused (VOL.) 5.8
Missing753 
TOTAL748100.0
71) Q.27cF1 RANDOMIZE Q.26 AND Q.27 ASK ALL FORM 1 [N=748]: Please tell me if you think each phrase I read better describes the Republican Party and its leaders or the Democratic Party and its leaders. Which party governs in a more honest and ethical way? (Q27CF1)
TOTAL%
1) Republican Party 29.8
2) Democratic Party 41.8
3) Both equally (VOL.) 1.6
4) Neither (VOL.) 19.6
9) Don't know/refused 7.2
Missing753 
TOTAL748100.0
72) Q.27d RANDOMIZE Q.26 AND Q.27 ASK ALL: Please tell me if you think each phrase I read better describes the Republican Party and its leaders or the Democratic Party and its leaders. Which party is more extreme in its positions? (Q27D)
TOTAL%
1) Republican Party 50
2) Democratic Party 34.7
3) Both equally (VOL.) 4
4) Neither (VOL.) 2.3
9) Don't know/refused (VOL.) 9
TOTAL1501100.0
73) Q.27eF2 RANDOMIZE Q.26 AND Q.27 ASK ALL FORM 2 [N=753]: Please tell me if you think each phrase I read better describes the Republican Party and its leaders or the Democratic Party and its leaders. Which party can bring about the kind of changes the country needs? (Q27EF2)
TOTAL%
1) Republican Party 36.2
2) Democratic Party 43.2
3) Both equally (VOL.) 3.1
4) Neither (VOL.) 9.2
9) Don't know/refused (VOL.) 8.3
Missing748 
TOTAL753100.0
74) Q.27fF2 RANDOMIZE Q.26 AND Q.27 ASK ALL FORM 2 [N=753]: Please tell me if you think each phrase I read better describes the Republican Party and its leaders or the Democratic Party and its leaders. Which party is more influenced by lobbyists and special interests? (Q27FF2)
TOTAL%
1) Republican Party 39.1
2) Democratic Party 37.3
3) Both equally (VOL.) 11.9
4) Neither (VOL.) 1
9) Don't know/refused (VOL.) 10.7
Missing748 
TOTAL753100.0
75) Q.27gF2 RANDOMIZE Q.26 AND Q.27 ASK ALL FORM 2 [N=753]: Please tell me if you think each phrase I read better describes the Republican Party and its leaders or the Democratic Party and its leaders. Which party is more willing to work with political leaders from the other party? (Q27GF2)
TOTAL%
1) Republican Party 26.4
2) Democratic Party 50.9
3) Both equally (VOL.) .8
4) Neither (VOL.) 12.4
9) Don't know/refused (VOL.) 9.5
Missing748 
TOTAL753100.0
76) Q.28 ASK ALL: If the government makes major cuts in federal spending in an effort to reduce the budget deficit, do you think these cuts would [RANDOMIZE: help the job situation/hurt the job situation] or not have much of an effect either way? (Q28)
TOTAL%
1) Help 25.9
2) Hurt 26.6
3) Not much of an effect either way 38.5
4) Mixed effect (VOL.) 1.5
9) Don't know/refused (VOL.) 7.5
TOTAL1501100.0
77) Q31. ASK ALL: How much, if anything, have you heard about the possibility that the federal government might go into default if Republicans and the Obama administration can't agree on a plan to raise the federal debt limit by August second? [READ IN ORDER] (Q31)
TOTAL%
1) A lot 50.1
2) A little [OR] 32.1
3) Nothing at all 16.1
9) [VOL. DO NOT READ] Don't know/refused 1.8
TOTAL1501100.0
78) Q.32 ASK ALL: What would you like lawmakers who share your views on the issue to do? [READ AND RANDOMIZE] (Q32)
TOTAL%
1) Should they stand by their principles, even if that means the government goes into default [OR] 23.4
2) Should they be willing to compromise, even if that means they strike a deal you disagree with 68.4
9) [VOL. DO NOT READ] Don't know/refused 8.2
TOTAL1501100.0
79) Q.33 ASK ALL: Just your best guess, do you think Barack Obama and the Republicans will or will not resolve this issue before the Aug 2 deadline? (Q33)
TOTAL%
1) Will 56.1
2) Will not 37.7
9) Don't know/refused (VOL.) 6.2
TOTAL1501100.0
80) Q.34 ASK ALL: If the government cannot borrow more money after August second to fund its operations and pay its debts, do you think it would affect your own personal situation or not? (Q34)
TOTAL%
1) Would 64.6
2) Would not 31.9
9) Don't know/refused (VOL.) 3.5
TOTAL1501100.0
81) Q.35a ASK IF WOULD AFFECT PERSONALLY (IF Q34=1) How worried are you, if at all, that not raising the debt limit by Aug. 2 would … Lead to the suspension of government services and benefits that affect you personally? (Q35A)
TOTAL%
1) Very worried 34.9
2) Somewhat worried 35.9
3) Not too worried 15
4) Not worried at all 12.5
9) (VOL. DO NOT READ) Don't know/refused 1.7
Missing507 
TOTAL994100.0
82) Q.35b ASK IF WOULD AFFECT PERSONALLY (IF Q34=1) How worried are you, if at all, that not raising the debt limit by August second would … Harm your own investments and retirement savings? (Q35B)
TOTAL%
1) Very worried 35.3
2) Somewhat worried 33.7
3) Not too worried 14.1
4) Not worried at all 15.6
9) (VOL. DO NOT READ) Don't know/refused 1.3
Missing507 
TOTAL994100.0
83) Q.36 IF VERY/SOMEWHAT WORRIED ABOUT GOVERNMENT REDUCTIONS (Q.35A=1,2) ASK IMMEDIATELY [N=700]: What government services or benefits are you most worried about?[OPEN END; ACCEPT UP TO THREE RESPONSES BUT DO NOT PROBE FOR ADDITIONAL] (Q36)
TOTAL%
1) Answer given 89.7
9) Don't know/refused 10.3
Missing801 
TOTAL700100.0
84) 36vb (Q36VB)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL636
85) Q36oe_1 (First mention) What government services or benefits are you most worried about? (Q36OE_1)
TOTAL%
1) Medicare 6.6
2) Social Security 45.6
3) Services for seniors (general) .5
5) Medicaid 1.2
6) Disability/SSI 2.3
8) Public assistance/Welfare/Food stamps/Services for the poor 2.9
9) Pension/Retirement (general) 2
10) Health care/Medical (unspecified) 5.4
14) Housing .6
15) Military (incl. military pay and defense) 1.9
17) Veterans/VA 1.1
18) Parks and recreation .5
20) Children (NET - includes CHIP, Childcare) .7
22) Education/Tuition/Student loans 2.7
25) Federal salaries/Federal jobs .7
30) Local (garbage, police, fire, EMS) .9
90) Other 5.2
93) State budgets/State economies .6
94) Unemployment/Jobs 4.6
96) U.S. credit/Financial markets/Investments/Interest rates .7
97) Everything/All 3
99) Don't know/refused 10.3
Missing801 
TOTAL700100.0
86) Q36oe_2 (Second mention) What government services or benefits are you most worried about? (Q26OE_2)
TOTAL%
1) Medicare 30.3
2) Social Security 15.7
3) Services for seniors (general) 1.4
5) Medicaid 8.2
6) Disability/SSI 7.3
8) Public assistance/Welfare/Food stamps/Services for poor 3.7
9) Pension/Retirement (general) .9
10) Health care/Medicaid (unspecified) 4.6
14) Housing 2.2
15) Military (incl. military pay and defense) 2.6
17) Veterans/VA 1.9
18) Parks and recreation .2
20) Children (NET - includes CHIP, Childcare) 1
22) Education/Tuition/Student loans 4.9
25) Federal salaries/Federal jobs .2
30) Local (garbage, police fire, EMS) 1
90) Other 11
93) State budgets/State economies .2
94) Unemployment/Jobs 2
96) US credit/Financial markets/Investments/Interest rates .6
97) Everything/All .1
Missing1221 
TOTAL280100.0
87) Q36o_e3 (Third mention) What government services or benefits are you most worried about? (Q36OE_3)
TOTAL%
1) Medicare 22
2) Social Security 9.3
5) Medicaid 14.5
6) Disability/SSI 5.6
8) Public assistance/Welfare/Food stamps/Services for poor 8.9
9) Pension/Retirement (general) .9
10) Health care/Medicaid (unspecified) 4.2
14) Housing 3.7
15) Military (incl. military pay and defense) 1.4
17) Veterans/VA 2.3
18) Parks and recreation 1.4
22) Education/Tuition/Student loans 7.5
25) Federal salaries/Federal jobs .5
30) Local (garbage, police fire, EMS) .9
90) Other 7.9
93) State budgets/State economies .5
94) Unemployment/Jobs 3.3
96) US credit/Financial markets/Investments/Interest rates 2.3
97) Everything/All 2.8
Missing1428 
TOTAL73100.0
88) Q.37 ASK ALL: On a different subject … Some people think that by criticizing leaders, news organizations keep political leaders from doing their job. Others think that such criticism keeps political leaders from doing things that should not be done. Which position is closer to your opinion? (Q37)
TOTAL%
1) Criticism by the press keeps political leaders from doing their job 25.4
2) Criticism keeps leaders from doing things that should not be done 57.6
9) Don't know/refused (VOL.) 17
TOTAL1501100.0
89) Q.38 ASK ALL: In general, do you think news organizations get the facts straight or do you think that their stories and reports are often inaccurate? (Q38)
TOTAL%
1) Get the facts straight 25.3
2) Stories often inaccurate 65.9
9) Don't know/refused (VOL.) 8.8
TOTAL1501100.0
90) Q.39 ASK ALL: In presenting the news dealing with political and social issues, do you think that news organizations deal fairly with all sides or do they tend to favor one side? (Q39)
TOTAL%
1) Deal fairly with all sides 16.4
2) Tend to favor one side 76.8
9) Don't know/refused (VOL.) 6.8
TOTAL1501100.0
91) Q.40 ASK ALL: In general, do you think news organizations are pretty independent or are they often influenced by powerful people and organizations? (Q40)
TOTAL%
1) Pretty independent 14.7
2) Often influenced by powerful people and organizations 80
9) Don't know/refused (VOL.) 5.2
TOTAL1501100.0
92) Q.41 ASK ALL: In general, do you think news organizations pay too much attention to good news, too much attention to bad news or do they mostly report the kinds of stories they should be covering? (Q41)
TOTAL%
1) Too much attention to good news 2.8
2) Too much attention to bad news 65.6
3) Report the kinds of stories they should be covering 23.7
9) Don't know/refused (VOL.) 7.8
TOTAL1501100.0
93) Q.42aF1 ASK FORM 1 ONLY [N=748]: I'm going to read you some pairs of opposite phrases. After I read each pair, tell me which one phrase you feel better describes news organizations generally. If you think that neither phrase applies, please say so. [INSERT ITEM; RANDOMIZE ORDER OF THE ITEM PAIRS; DO NOT RANDOMIZE ORDER WITHIN PAIRS; NOTE FORM SPLITS.] First, would you say news organizations … care about the people they report on or don't care about the people they report on? (Q42AF1)
TOTAL%
1) First statement 26.1
2) Second statement 63.4
3) Neither applies 6.3
9) Don't know/refused (VOL.) 4.2
Missing753 
TOTAL748100.0
94) Q.42bF1 ASK FORM 1 ONLY [N=748]: I'm going to read you some pairs of opposite phrases. After I read each pair, tell me which one phrase you feel better describes news organizations generally. If you think that neither phrase applies, please say so. [INSERT ITEM; RANDOMIZE ORDER OF THE ITEM PAIRS; DO NOT RANDOMIZE ORDER WITHIN PAIRS; NOTE FORM SPLITS.] Would you say news organizations are willing to admit their mistakes or try to cover up their mistakes? (Q42BF1)
TOTAL%
1) First statement 18.5
2) Second statement 72.4
3) Neither applies 4.4
9) Don't know/refused (VOL.) 4.7
Missing753 
TOTAL748100.0
95) Q.42cF1 ASK FORM 1 ONLY [N=748]: I'm going to read you some pairs of opposite phrases. After I read each pair, tell me which one phrase you feel better describes news organizations generally. If you think that neither phrase applies, please say so. [INSERT ITEM; RANDOMIZE ORDER OF THE ITEM PAIRS; DO NOT RANDOMIZE ORDER WITHIN PAIRS; NOTE FORM SPLITS.] Would you say news organizations are moral or immoral? (Q42CF1)
TOTAL%
1) First statement 38
2) Second statement 42.1
3) Neither applies 12.9
9) Don't know/refused (VOL.) 7
Missing753 
TOTAL748100.0
96) Q.42dF1 ASK FORM 1 ONLY [N=748]: I'm going to read you some pairs of opposite phrases. After I read each pair, tell me which one phrase you feel better describes news organizations generally. If you think that neither phrase applies, please say so. [INSERT ITEM; RANDOMIZE ORDER OF THE ITEM PAIRS; DO NOT RANDOMIZE ORDER WITHIN PAIRS; NOTE FORM SPLITS.] Would you say news organizations are growing in influence or declining in influence? (Q42DF1)
TOTAL%
1) First statement 51.8
2) Second statement 34.3
3) Neither applies 6.7
9) Don't know/refused (VOL.) 7.1
Missing753 
TOTAL748100.0
97) Q.42eF1 ASK FORM 1 ONLY [N=748]: I'm going to read you some pairs of opposite phrases. After I read each pair, tell me which one phrase you feel better describes news organizations generally. If you think that neither phrase applies, please say so. [INSERT ITEM; RANDOMIZE ORDER OF THE ITEM PAIRS; DO NOT RANDOMIZE ORDER WITHIN PAIRS; NOTE FORM SPLITS.] Would you say news organizations protect democracy or hurt democracy? (Q42EF1)
TOTAL%
1) First statement 41.8
2) Second statement 42.1
3) Neither applies 11
9) Don't know/refused (VOL.) 5.1
Missing753 
TOTAL748100.0
98) Q.42fF2 ASK FORM 2 ONLY [N=753]: I'm going to read you some pairs of opposite phrases. After I read each pair, tell me which one phrase you feel better describes news organizations generally. If you think that neither phrase applies, please say so. [INSERT ITEM; RANDOMIZE ORDER OF THE ITEM PAIRS; DO NOT RANDOMIZE ORDER WITHIN PAIRS; NOTE FORM SPLITS.] Would you say that news organizations care about how good a job they do or don't care about how good a job they do? (Q42FF2)
TOTAL%
1) First statement 61.8
2) Second statement 30.6
3) Neither applies 4.6
9) Don't know/refused (VOL.) 3
Missing748 
TOTAL753100.0
99) Q.42gF2 ASK FORM 2 ONLY [N=753]: I'm going to read you some pairs of opposite phrases. After I read each pair, tell me which one phrase you feel better describes news organizations generally. If you think that neither phrase applies, please say so. [INSERT ITEM; RANDOMIZE ORDER OF THE ITEM PAIRS; DO NOT RANDOMIZE ORDER WITHIN PAIRS; NOTE FORM SPLITS.] Would you say news organizations are highly professional or not professional? (Q42GF2)
TOTAL%
1) First statement 57
2) Second statement 32.5
3) Neither applies 7.8
9) Don't know/refused (VOL.) 2.7
Missing748 
TOTAL753100.0
100) Q.42hF2 ASK FORM 2 ONLY [N=753]: I'm going to read you some pairs of opposite phrases. After I read each pair, tell me which one phrase you feel better describes news organizations generally. If you think that neither phrase applies, please say so. [INSERT ITEM; RANDOMIZE ORDER OF THE ITEM PAIRS; DO NOT RANDOMIZE ORDER WITHIN PAIRS; NOTE FORM SPLITS.] Would you say news organizations stand up for America or too critical or America? (Q42HF2)
TOTAL%
1) First statement 40.7
2) Second statement 39.3
3) Neither applies 13.9
9) Don't know/refused (VOL.) 6.2
Missing748 
TOTAL753100.0
101) Q.42iF2 ASK FORM 2 ONLY [N=753]: I'm going to read you some pairs of opposite phrases. After I read each pair, tell me which one phrase you feel better describes news organizations generally. If you think that neither phrase applies, please say so. [INSERT ITEM; RANDOMIZE ORDER OF THE ITEM PAIRS; DO NOT RANDOMIZE ORDER WITHIN PAIRS; NOTE FORM SPLITS.] Would you say news organizations are politically biased in their reporting or careful that their reporting is not politically biased? (Q42IF2)
TOTAL%
1) First statement 63.1
2) Second statement 25.2
3) Neither applies 5
9) Don't know/refused (VOL.) 6.7
Missing748 
TOTAL753100.0
102) Q.42jF2 ASK FORM 2 ONLY [N=753]: I'm going to read you some pairs of opposite phrases. After I read each pair, tell me which one phrase you feel better describes news organizations generally. If you think that neither phrase applies, please say so. [INSERT ITEM; RANDOMIZE ORDER OF THE ITEM PAIRS; DO NOT RANDOMIZE ORDER WITHIN PAIRS; NOTE FORM SPLITS.] Would you say news organizations are Liberal or Conservative? (Q42JF2)
TOTAL%
1) First statement 46.9
2) Second statement 25.1
3) Neither applies 18.2
9) Don't know/refused (VOL.) 9.8
Missing748 
TOTAL753100.0
103) Q.42kF2 ASK FORM 2 ONLY [N=647]: I'm going to read you some pairs of opposite phrases. After I read each pair, tell me which one phrase you feel better describes news organizations generally. If you think that neither phrase applies, please say so. [INSERT ITEM; RANDOMIZE ORDER OF THE ITEM PAIRS; DO NOT RANDOMIZE ORDER WITHIN PAIRS; NOTE FORM SPLITS.] Would you say news organizations often invade people's privacy or generally respect people's privacy? (Q42KF2)
TOTAL%
1) First statement 68.5
2) Second statement 24.4
3) Neither applies 4
9) Don't know/refused (VOL.) 3.1
Missing854 
TOTAL647100.0
104) Q.45F1 ASK FORM 1 ONLY [N=748]: From your perspective, do you think the number of sources for national news is growing, shrinking or staying about the same? (Q45F1)
TOTAL%
1) Growing 37.2
2) Shrinking 12.7
3) About the same 47.1
9) Don't know/refused (VOL.) 3
Missing753 
TOTAL748100.0
105) Q.45aF1 ASK IF Q.45F1=1,2: In general, do you think the [INSERT: growing number of news sources/shrinking number of news sources] is a good thing or a bad thing? (Q45AF1)
TOTAL%
1) Good thing 54.3
2) Bad thing 39
3) Does not matter much (VOL.) 2.6
9) Don't know/refused (VOL.) 4.1
Missing1132 
TOTAL369100.0
106) Q.46F2 ASK FORM 2 ONLY [N=753] From your perspective, do you think the number of sources for local news is growing, shrinking or staying about the same? (Q46F2)
TOTAL%
1) Growing 19.4
2) Shrinking 21.2
3) About the same 55.2
9) Don't know/refused (VOL.) 4.2
Missing748 
TOTAL753100.0
107) Q.46aF2 ASK IF Q.46F2=1,2: In general, do you think the [INSERT: growing number of local news sources/shrinking number of local news sources] is a good thing or a bad thing? (Q46AF2)
TOTAL%
1) Good thing 41.3
2) Bad thing 54.6
3) Does not matter much (VOL.) .8
9) Don't know/refused (VOL.) 3.2
Missing1173 
TOTAL328100.0
108) Q.47FA ASK FORM A ONLY [N=741]: Thinking about the different kinds of political news available to you, do you prefer getting news from… [READ AND RANDOMIZE] (Q47FA)
TOTAL%
1) Sources that have a political point of view [OR] 28.9
2) Sources that DON'T have a political point of view 63
9) [VOL. DO NOT READ] Don't know/refused 8.1
Missing760 
TOTAL741100.0
109) Q.48FB ASK IF FORM B AND IF INTERENT (5) IS EITHER 1ST OR 2ND RESPONSE IN Q.12 OR Q.14=1: When you're getting political news online, do you prefer getting news from … [READ AND RANDOMIZE: BASED ON FORM B INTERNET NEW USES (N=491)] (Q48FB)
TOTAL%
1) Sources that have a political point of view [OR] 19.3
2) Sources that don't have a political point of view 73.9
8) [VOL. DO NOT READ] Don't get news online 1
9) [VOL. DO NOT READ] Don't know/refused 5.9
Missing1010 
TOTAL491100.0
110) Q.49 ASK IF INTERNET (5) IS EITHER 1ST OR 2ND RESPONSE IN Q.12 OR Q.14=1: Thinking about the last time you looked for news on a specific topic or story on the Internet, what did you do first? Did you … [READ AND RANDOMIZE: BASED ON INTERNET NEW USES (N=932)] (Q49)
TOTAL%
1) Go directly to the website of one of your favorite news organizations [OR] 43.4
2) Go to a website that offers links to stories from many news organizations 50.6
9) [VOL. DO NOT READ] Don't know/refused 6
Missing569 
TOTAL932100.0
111) Q.49a ASK IF Q.49=1,2: What website did you go to first [OPEN END; RECORD FIRST MENTION ONLY.] [IF PERSON OFFERS MULTITUDE OF WEBSITES, PROBE WITH: Which of those did you go to first?] (Q49A)
TOTAL%
1) AOL 1.5
2) CNN 12.9
3) Fox 5.9
4) Google 20.7
5) MSN 5.5
6) MSNBC 4.1
7) New York Times 2
8) Yahoo 14.1
9) Other 7
10) ABC 1.1
11) BBC .9
13) Drudge Report 2
14) Facebook/Twitter .8
15) Huffington Post .5
17) Local news sites 7.6
19) USA Today .6
20) Wall Street Journal .7
21) Washington Post .7
22) Internet Service Provider .7
23) NPR .6
26) Bloomberg .7
27) Associated Press/Reuters .9
33) NBC .7
99) Don't know/refused/No answer 7.9
Missing630 
TOTAL871100.0
112) Q49aos (Q49AOS)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL242
113) Q.52 ASK ALL: How often, if ever, do you get news or news headlines through Facebook, Twitter or other social networking sites? [READ] (Q52)
TOTAL%
1) Regularly 13
2) Sometimes 13.7
3) Hardly ever [OR[ 19.8
4) Never 52.9
9) [VOL. DO NOT READ] Don't know/refused .7
TOTAL1501100.0
114) Q.53 ASK IF REGULARLY/SOMETIMES GET NEWS OVER SOCIAL NETWORKS (Q.52=1,2): Do you get different news over social networks and Twitter than you get elsewhere, or is it mostly just the same news and information that you would get elsewhere? [BASED ON THOSE WHO REGULARLY/SOMETIMES GET NEWS OVER SOCIAL NETWORKS (N=330)]: (Q53)
TOTAL%
1) Different news than you get elsewhere 26.5
2) Same news you get elsewhere 71.8
9) Don't know/refused (VOL.) 1.7
Missing1171 
TOTAL330100.0
115) Q.54 ASK IF REGULARLY/SOMETIMES GET NEWS OVER SOCIAL NETWORKS (Q.52=1,2):What do you like most about the news you get over social networks and Twitter? [OPEN END; ACCEPT UP TO THREE RESPONSES, BUT DO NOT PROBE] BASED ON THOSE WHO REGULARLY/SOMETIMES GETS NEWS OVER SOCIAL NETWORKS [N=330]: (Q54)
TOTAL%
1) Answer given 84.8
9) Don't know/refused 15.2
Missing1171 
TOTAL330100.0
116) Q54vb (Q54VB)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL278
117) Q54_oe1 (Second mention) 'What do you like most about the news you get over social networks and Twitter?' (Q54OE_1)
TOTAL%
1) Variety (general) 2.6
2) Variety of sources 3
3) Variety of viewpoints/interesting perspectives 6.5
4) Covers topics not covered by mainstream media 2.3
5) Less filtered by media/Can get first-hand information 1.6
11) High(er) quality (general) .9
12) More accurate/truthful 1.7
13) Timely/Up-to-date/Immediate 7
14) In-depth/More depth .9
15) Unbiased 1
21) More relevant/targeted/Tailored to me and my interests 3.4
22) Like getting references/information from friends 2.6
23) Interactive-I can share my own views 1
31) Convenient/Convenience (general) 4.9
32) Accessibility/Ease 2.9
33) Available when I want 1.5
34) Can read at my own pace/Focus .8
35) The news comes to me/I don't have to look for it 1.6
36) Faster (to consume/use) 3.3
37) More to the point/efficient/brief 4.6
41) Keeps me informed/Tells me what's going on 8.1
42) It's more personal/Has opinion 1.7
43) Entertaining/Interesting 3.8
44) Like coverage of specific topics (e.g., business, sports) 3.6
45) Has good/positive news 1.9
88) Other 10.2
99) Don't know/refused/No answer 16.8
Missing1171 
TOTAL330100.0
118) Q54_oe2. (Third mention) 'What do you like most about the news you get over social networks and Twitter?' (Q54OE_2)
TOTAL%
2) Variety of sources 4
3) Variety of viewpoints/interesting perspectives 10.1
4) Covers topics not covered by mainstream media 2
5) Less filtered by media/Can get first-hand information 10.1
11) High(er) quality (general) 8.1
12) More accurate/truthful 3
13) Timely/Up-to-date/Immediate 1
23) Interactive-I can share my own views 13.1
32) Accessibility/Ease 16.2
35) The news comes to me/I don't have to look for it 3
36) Faster (to consume/use) 12.1
37) More to the point/efficient/brief 4
44) Like coverage of specific topics (e.g., business, sports) 6.1
88) Other 7.1
99) Don't know/refused/No answer 0
Missing1475 
TOTAL26100.0
119) Q56. ASK ALL: On a different subject … In your opinion, do you think there is generally a conflict between science and religion or don't you think so? (Q56)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, generally a conflict between science and religion 59
2) No, don't think so 36.8
9) Don't know/refused (VOL.) 4.1
TOTAL1501100.0
120) Q.57 ASK ALL: Generally, who do you think make better political leaders, [RANDOMIZE: men, women] or is there no difference? (Q57)
TOTAL%
1) Men 13.2
2) Women 12.9
3) No difference 71.7
9) Don't know/refused (VOL.) 2.2
TOTAL1501100.0
121) Q.60 ASK ALL: In your opinion, how much support for extremism, if any, is there among Muslims living in the U.S? [READ] (Q60)
TOTAL%
1) A great deal 15.4
2) A fair amount 25.1
3) Not too much [OR] 33.4
4) None at all 11.9
9) [VOL. DO NOT READ] Don't know/refused 14.2
TOTAL1501100.0
122) Q.61 ASK IF 60=1,2,3: Do you think support for extremism in the Muslim American community is [RANDOMIZE: increasing, decreasing] or staying about the same? (Q61)
TOTAL%
1) Increasing 32.9
2) Decreasing 9.5
3) Staying about the same 52.1
9) [VOL. DO NOT READ] Don't know/refused 5.5
Missing349 
TOTAL1152100.0
123) Q.62 ASK ALL: Thinking about the U.S, do you think that the government's anti-terrorism policies single out Muslims in the U.S. for increased surveillance and monitoring, or don't you think so? (Q62)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, think government singles out Muslims for increased surveillance and monitoring 43.6
2) No, don't think so 45.8
9) Don't know/refused (VOL.) 10.6
TOTAL1501100.0
124) Q.63 ASK IF THINK MUSLIMS ARE SINGLED OUT (Q.62=1): And how much, if at all, does it bother you that Muslims in the U.S. are singled out for increased surveillance and monitoring? Would you say it bothers you… [READ] (Q63)
TOTAL%
1) A lot 24.1
2) Some 31.8
3) Not much [OR] 19.3
4) Not at all 24.4
9) [VOL. DO NOT READ] Don't know/refused .4
Missing859 
TOTAL642100.0
125) SEX [ENTER RESPONDENT'S SEX:] (SEX)
TOTAL%
1) Male 48.5
2) Female 51.5
TOTAL1501100.0
126) AGE. What is your age? (AGE)
TOTAL%
18) 18 2.5
19) 19 2.1
20) 20 1.5
21) 21 2.2
22) 22 1.1
23) 23 1.7
24) 24 1.4
25) 25 1.2
26) 26 1.4
27) 27 1.9
28) 28 2.2
29) 29 .9
30) 30 1.3
31) 31 1.8
32) 32 2.1
33) 33 2
34) 34 1.5
35) 35 1.5
36) 36 1.2
37) 37 1
38) 38 1.8
39) 39 1.5
40) 40 2.2
41) 41 1.7
42) 42 2.2
43) 43 1.4
44) 44 2.1
45) 45 2.1
46) 46 1.6
47) 47 1.6
48) 48 1.5
49) 49 2
50) 50 2.5
51) 51 1.6
52) 52 2.4
53) 53 2.7
54) 54 1.7
55) 55 1.8
56) 56 1.9
57) 57 1.4
58) 58 1.6
59) 59 1.6
60) 60 2.3
61) 61 .8
62) 62 1.4
63) 63 1.9
64) 64 1.1
65) 65 1.1
66) 66 .7
67) 67 1.1
68) 68 1.4
69) 69 1
70) 70 1.1
71) 71 .6
72) 72 .8
73) 73 1.1
74) 74 .8
75) 75 .5
76) 76 1.1
77) 77 .8
78) 78 .3
79) 79 .6
80) 80 .8
81) 81 .4
82) 82 .5
83) 83 .3
84) 84 .3
85) 85 .2
86) 86 .3
87) 87 .1
88) 88 .3
89) 89 .2
90) 90 .1
91) 91 .2
92) 92 0
93) 93 0
94) 94 .1
99) Don't know/refused (VOL.) 1.6
TOTAL1501100.0
127) EDUC. What is the last grade or class that you completed in school? [DO NOT READ] (EDUC)
TOTAL%
1) None, or grade one to eight 3.5
2) High school incomplete (grades nine to 11) 7.2
3) High school graduate (grade 12 or GED certificate) 31.2
4) Technical, trade or vocational school after high school 3.4
5) Some college, associate degree, no four-year degree 25.3
6) College graduate (B.S., B.A. or other four-year degree) 17.2
7) Post-graduate training or professional schooling after college 11.9
9) Don't know/refused (VOL.) .4
TOTAL1501100.0
128) HISP4. Are you Hispanic, Latino or Spanish origin, such as Mexican, Puerto Rican or Cuban? (HISP4)
TOTAL%
1) Yes 12.7
2) No 86.5
9) Don't know/refused (VOL.) .7
TOTAL1501100.0
129) RACE1. (FIRST MENTION) Which of the following describes your race? You can select as many as apply. (RACE1M1)
TOTAL%
1) White 74.6
2) Black or African-American 12.6
3) Asian or Asian-American 2.2
4) Some other race 8.6
9) Don't know/refused (VOL.) 2
TOTAL1501100.0
130) RACE1. (SECOND MENTION) Which of the following describes your race? You can select as many as apply. (RACE1M2)
TOTAL%
2) Black or African-American 11.1
3) Asian or Asian-American 20
4) Some other race 68.9
Missing1485 
TOTAL16100.0
131) Combining race (RACECMB)
TOTAL%
1) White 73.9
2) Black 12.4
3) Asian 2.1
4) Mixed race .9
5) Some other race 8.6
9) Don't know/refused (VOL.) 2
TOTAL1501100.0
132) Race/Ethnicity (RACEETHN)
TOTAL%
1) White, non-Hispanic 68.3
2) Black, non-Hispanic 11.4
3) Hispanic 12.7
4) Other 6.3
9) Don't know/refused (VOL.) 1.2
TOTAL1501100.0
133) RELIG. What is your present religion, if any? Are you Protestant, Roman Catholic, Mormon, Orthodox such as Greek or Russian Orthodox, Jewish, Muslim, Buddhist, Hindu, atheist, agnostic, something else or nothing in particular? (RELIG)
TOTAL%
1) Protestant (Baptist, Methodist, non-denominational, Lutheran, Presbyterian, etc.) 38
2) Roman Catholic (Catholic) 22.7
3) Mormon (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints/LDS) 2.3
4) Orthodox (Greek, Russian or some other Orthodox church) .4
5) Jewish (Judaism) 1.4
6) Muslim (Islam) .5
7) Buddhist .5
8) Hindu .4
9) Atheist (do not believe in God) 2.4
10) Agnostic (not sure if there is a God) 2.7
11) Something else (VOL/SPECIFY) 1.6
12) Nothing in particular 15.5
13) Christian (VOL.) 10
14) Unitarian (Universalist) (VOL) .1
99) Don't know/refused (VOL) 1.6
TOTAL1501100.0
134) CHR. Do you think of yourself as a Christian or not? (CHR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes 61.4
2) No 35.3
9) Don't know/refused (VOL.) 3.3
Missing1435 
TOTAL66100.0
135) BORN. Would you describe yourself as a 'born again' or evangelical Christian, or not? (BORN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, would 39.2
2) No, would not 57.1
9) Don't know/refused (VOL.) 3.7
Missing343 
TOTAL1158100.0
136) ATTEND Aside from weddings and funerals, how often do you attend religious services… more than once a week, once a week, once or twice a month, a few times a year, seldom or never? (ATTEND)
TOTAL%
1) More than once a week 10.9
2) Once a week 23.2
3) Once or twice a month 16.1
4) A few times a year 18.9
5) Seldom 16
6) Never 13.8
9) Don't know/refused (VOL.) 1.1
TOTAL1501100.0
137) INCOME. Last year, that is in 2010, what was your total family income from all sources, before taxes? Just stop me when I get to the right category. [READ] (INCOME)
TOTAL%
1) Less than $10,000 10.3
2) 10 to under $20,000 9.3
3) 20 to under $30,000 11.2
4) 30 to under $40,000 10.3
5) 40 to under $50,000 7.3
6) 50 to under $75,000 13.5
7) 75 to under $100,000 11.9
8) 100 to under $150,000 8.9
9) $150,000 or more 6
10) Don't know/refused (VOL.) 11.4
TOTAL1501100.0
138) REGIST Are you now registered to vote in your precinct or election district or haven't you been able to register so far? (REGIST)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, registered 77.1
2) No, not registered 22.1
9) Don't know/refused (VOL.) .8
TOTAL1501100.0
139) REGICIERT Are you absolutely certain that you are registered to vote or is there a chance that your registration has lapsed because you moved or for some other reason? (REGICERT)
TOTAL%
1) Absolutely certain 93.5
2) Chance registration has lapsed 5.6
9) Don't know/refused (VOL.) .9
Missing236 
TOTAL1265100.0
140) PARTY ASK ALL: In politics today, do you consider yourself a Republican, Democrat or independent? (PARTY)
TOTAL%
1) Republican 24.2
2) Democrat 31.6
3) Independent 38.3
4) No preference (VOL.) 3.8
5) Other party (VOL.) .2
9) Don't know/refused (VOL.) 1.9
TOTAL1501100.0
141) PARTYLN ASK IF INDEP/NO PREF/OTHER/DK/REF (PARTY=3,4,5,9): As of today do you lean more to the Republican Party or more to the Democratic Party? (PARTYLN)
TOTAL%
1) Republican 36
2) Democrat 31.6
9) Other/Don't know/refused (VOL.) 32.4
Missing853 
TOTAL648100.0
142) IDEO In general, would you describe your political views as… [READ] (IDEO)
TOTAL%
1) Very conservative 6.4
2) Conservative 30.5
3) Moderate 37.9
4) Liberal [OR] 16
5) Very liberal 5.1
9) [VOL. DO NOT READ] Don't know/refused 4.1
TOTAL1501100.0
143) Q.64 ASK ALL REGISTERED VOTERS (REGICERT=1): How likely are you to vote in the Republican primary or caucus in your state next year? [READ] (Q64)
TOTAL%
1) Very likely 44.5
2) Somewhat likely 14.7
3) Not too likely 9.7
4) Not at all likely 27.1
8) [VOL. DO OT READ] No primary .5
9) [VOL DO NOT READ] Don't know/refused 3.4
Missing469 
TOTAL1032100.0
144) TEAPARTY2 From what you know, do you agree or disagree with the Tea Party movement or don't you have an opinion either way? (TEAPARTY)
TOTAL%
1) Agree 20
2) Disagree 24.4
3) No opinion either way 53
8) Haven't heard of (VOL.) 1.3
9) Refused (VOL.) 1.3
TOTAL1501100.0
145) VET1 Have you or has anyone in your household ever served in the U.S. military or the military reserves? [IF YES: Is that you or someone else?] (VET1)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, self 12.6
2) Yes, someone else in household 22.9
3) Yes, both 1.5
4) No, nobody in household has served 62.3
9) Don't know/refused (VOL.) .7
TOTAL1501100.0
146) VET2a Did [IF VET1-1:you][IF VET1=2:that person][IF VET1=3:you or that person] serve in the military or military reserves since Sept. 11, 2001? (VET2A)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, self 7.5
2) Yes, someone else in household 14.4
3) Yes, both .8
4) No, nobody in household has served since Sept. 11, 2001 76.1
9) Don't know/refused (VOL.) 1.2
Missing880 
TOTAL621100.0
147) HH1 How many people, including yourself, live in your household? (HH1)
TOTAL%
1) 1 16.5
2) 2 31
3) 3 18
4) 4 18
5) 5 8.9
6) 6 4.2
7) 7 1.5
8) 8 .2
9) 9 .6
10) 10 0
11) 11 .1
12) 12 .1
99) Don't know/refused .9
TOTAL1501100.0
148) HH2 How many of these are children under the age of 18? (HH2)
TOTAL%
0) 0 53.5
1) 1 16.9
2) 2 18.6
3) 3 6.5
4) 4 2.6
5) 5 .9
6) 6 .3
9) 9 .1
99) Don't know/refused .4
Missing339 
TOTAL1162100.0
149) L.1 Now thinking about your telephone use … do you have a working cell phone? (QL1)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, have cell phone 74.2
2) No, do not 25.6
9) Don't know/refused (VOL.) .2
Missing585 
TOTAL916100.0
150) L1a. Does anyone in your household have a working cell phone? (QL1A)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, someone in household has cell phone 39.6
2) No 59.3
9) Don't know/refused (VOL.) 1
Missing1406 
TOTAL95100.0
151) C1. Now thinking about your telephone use … is there at least one telephone inside your home that is currently working and is not a cell phone? (QC1)
TOTAL%
1) Yes home telephone 40.7
2) No, home telephone 59.2
9) Don't know/refused (VOL.) .1
Missing916 
TOTAL585100.0
152) LC2. Of all the telephone calls that you receive, do you get [READ AND RANDOMIZE OPTIONS 1 AND 3-KEEP 2 ALWAYS IN THE MIDDLE]? (LC2)
TOTAL%
1) All or almost all calls on a cell phone 19.9
2) Some on a cell phone and some on a regular home phone 36.5
3) All or almost all calls on a regular home phone 43.6
Missing1293 
TOTAL208100.0
153) LC3 Now thinking about all the people in your household including yourself, of all the telephone calls that your household receives, are [READ AND RANDOMIZE OPTIONS 1 AND 3-KEEP 2 ALWAYS IN THE MIDDLE]? (LC3)
TOTAL%
1) All or almost all calls on a cell phone 31.5
2) Some on a cell phone and some on a regular home phone 46.2
3) All or almost all calls on a regular home phone 21.6
9) [VOL. DO NOT READ] Don't know/refused .6
Missing574 
TOTAL927100.0
154) MONEY2 That's the end of the interview. If you would like to be reimbursed for your cell phone minutes, we can send you $5. I will need your full name and a mailing address where we can send you the money? (MONEY2)
TOTAL%
1) Gave information 33.5
9) (VOL.) Respondent does not want the money 66.5
Missing916 
TOTAL585100.0
155) Household phone use by call type (PHONEUSE)
TOTAL%
1) Landline only 9.1
2) Dual/few, some cell 43.1
3) Dual, most cell 18.7
4) Cell phone only 28.9
5) Landline, don't know if cell .1
6) Cell, don't know if landline 0
TOTAL1501100.0
156) Weight for landline sample (LLWEIGHT)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL9167.995.28
157) Weight for landline plus cell phone only sample (COWEIGHT)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL11705.422.57
158) Final weight (WEIGHT)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL15013.2241.994
159) AGE. What is your age? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-AGE)
TOTAL%
1) 18-29 20.6
2) 30-44 26
3) 45-59 28.6
4) 60 or older 24.7
Missing31 
TOTAL1470100.0
160) ATTEND Aside from weddings and funerals, how often do you attend religious services… more than once a week, once a week, once or twice a month, a few times a year, seldom or never? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-ATTEND)
TOTAL%
1) Once a week or more 34.4
2) A few times a year to once or twice a month 35.4
3) Seldom or never 30.2
Missing19 
TOTAL1482100.0
161) EDUC. What is the last grade or class that you completed in school? [DO NOT READ] (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-EDUC)
TOTAL%
1) Less than high school 10.7
3) High school graduate (grade 12 or GED certificate) 31.3
4) Technical, trade, vocational school, some college or associates degree (no four-year degree) 28.8
6) College graduate (B.S., B.A. or other four-year degree) 17.2
7) Post-graduate training or professional schooling after college 11.9
Missing6 
TOTAL1495100.0
162) Combining Race (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-RACE)
TOTAL%
1) White 75.4
2) Black 12.7
3) Other 11.9
Missing23 
TOTAL1478100.0
163) RELIG. What is your present religion, if any? Are you Protestant, Roman Catholic, Mormon, Orthodox such as Greek or Russian Orthodox, Jewish, Muslim, Buddhist, Hindu, atheist, agnostic, something else or nothing in particular? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-RELIGION)
TOTAL%
1) Protestant (Baptist, Methodist, non-denominational, Lutheran, Presbyterian, etc.) 38.6
2) Roman Catholic (Catholic) 23.1
3) Other religious groups 17.5
4) Atheist, agnostic or nothing in particular 20.9
Missing21 
TOTAL1480100.0
164) PARTY ASK ALL: In politics today, do you consider yourself a Republican, Democrat or independent? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-PARTYID)
TOTAL%
1) Republican 25.7
2) Democrat 33.6
3) Independent 40.7
Missing73 
TOTAL1428100.0