Political Polarization and Typology Survey, 2014

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Percentages are weighted by 239) WEIGHT; Total Ns reported are unweighted
1) Individual unique respondent identification number (RESPID)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL10013262138.16170341.02
2) Sample type (SAMPLE)
TOTAL%
1) Landline 39.3
2) Cell phone 60.7
TOTAL10013100.0
3) Interview date (NOTE: Final interviewer date, adjusted for interviews that are done early in the AM) (INT_DATE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL10003140234.8456.25
4) Date of first call (NOTE: different from SRBI's standard fcall variable) (FCALL)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL10013140233.8356.76
5) Number of call attempts (ATTEMPT)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL100132.781.86
6) Refusal conversion (REFUSAL)
TOTAL%
0) No 94.4
1) Yes 5.6
Missing11 
TOTAL10002100.0
7) Language interview conducted in (LANG)
TOTAL%
1) English 95.8
2) Spanish 4.2
Missing10 
TOTAL10003100.0
8) Census region based on self-reported ZIP Code (CREGION)
TOTAL%
1) Northeast 18.3
2) Midwest 21.8
3) South 37.2
4) West 22.7
TOTAL10013100.0
9) State based on self-reported ZIP Code (STATE)
TOTAL%
1) Alabama 1.6
2) Alaska .3
4) Arizona 2
5) Arkansas .9
6) California 10.3
8) Colorado 1.8
9) Connecticut 1
10) Delaware .4
11) Washington D.C. .4
12) Florida 6
13) Georgia 3.2
15) Hawaii .6
16) Idaho .7
17) Illinois 3.7
18) Indiana 2.5
19) Iowa .9
20) Kansas .9
21) Kentucky 1.8
22) Louisiana 1.7
23) Maine .5
24) Maryland 1.8
25) Massachusetts 1.9
26) Michigan 3.3
27) Minnesota 1.7
28) Mississippi .8
29) Missouri 1.8
30) Montana .4
31) Nebraska .6
32) Nevada .7
33) New Hampshire .4
34) New Jersey 2.7
35) New Mexico .8
36) New York 6.3
37) North Carolina 3.9
38) North Dakota .2
39) Ohio 4.1
40) Oklahoma 1.3
41) Oregon 1.6
42) Pennsylvania 4.8
44) Rhode Island .2
45) South Carolina 1.4
46) South Dakota .3
47) Tennessee 2.1
48) Texas 6.3
49) Utah 1.1
50) Vermont .4
51) Virginia 2.8
53) Washington 2.2
54) West Virginia .9
55) Wisconsin 1.8
56) Wyoming .2
TOTAL10013100.0
10) Density quintiles based on FIPS code from self-reported ZIP Code (DENSITY)
TOTAL%
1) Lowest 20.3
2)  20.2
3)  20
4)  20.1
5) Highest 19.5
TOTAL10013100.0
11) Urban-Suburban-Rural distinction - Landline from sample - Cell from respondent reported ZIP Code (USR)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL9811
12) Census region from sample (SCREGION)
TOTAL%
1) Northeast 18.7
2) Midwest 22
3) South 36.9
4) West 22.3
TOTAL10013100.0
13) State from sample (SSTATE)
TOTAL%
1) Alabama 1.6
2) Alaska .3
4) Arizona 2
5) Arkansas .9
6) California 10.2
8) Colorado 1.8
9) Connecticut 1.1
10) Delaware .4
11) Washington D.C. .3
12) Florida 6
13) Georgia 3.1
15) Hawaii .7
16) Idaho .7
17) Illinois 3.7
18) Indiana 2.5
19) Iowa .9
20) Kansas .8
21) Kentucky 1.8
22) Louisiana 1.6
23) Maine .5
24) Maryland 1.8
25) Massachusetts 1.8
26) Michigan 3.3
27) Minnesota 1.9
28) Mississippi .9
29) Missouri 1.8
30) Montana .4
31) Nebraska .6
32) Nevada .7
33) New Hampshire .4
34) New Jersey 2.8
35) New Mexico .7
36) New York 6.4
37) North Carolina 3.7
38) North Dakota .2
39) Ohio 4.2
40) Oklahoma 1.3
41) Oregon 1.6
42) Pennsylvania 4.9
44) Rhode Island .3
45) South Carolina 1.4
46) South Dakota .3
47) Tennessee 2.2
48) Texas 6.3
49) Utah 1.1
50) Vermont .4
51) Virginia 2.8
53) Washington 2
54) West Virginia .8
55) Wisconsin 1.8
56) Wyoming .2
TOTAL10013100.0
14) Density quintiles based on FIPS code from sample (SDENSITY)
TOTAL%
1) Lowest 19.1
2)  19.3
3)  18.9
4)  22
5) Highest 20.6
TOTAL10013100.0
15) Urban-suburban-rural distinction from sample (SUSR)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL5010
16) [Sample Read-in LL intro code 2 (1 or 2).] Hello, I am ___ calling on behalf of the Pew Research Center. We are conducting a telephone opinion survey for leading newspapers and TV stations around the country. I'd like to ask a few questions of the [RANDOMIZE: 'YOUNGEST MALE, 18 years of age or older, who is now at home' AND 'YOUNGEST FEMALE, 18 years of age or older, who is now at home?'][IF NO MALE/FEMALE, ASK: May I please speak with the YOUNGEST FEMALE/MALE, 18 years of age or older who is now at home?] GO TO MAIN INTERVIEW (LLITEXT)
TOTAL%
1) Youngest Male 50.5
2) Youngest Female 49.5
Missing5003 
TOTAL5010100.0
17) [Sample Read-in Intro2 data for call history.] Hello, I am ___ calling on behalf of the Pew Research Center. We are conducting a telephone opinion survey for leading newspapers and TV stations around the country. I'd like to ask a few questions of the [RANDOMIZE: 'YOUNGEST MALE, 18 years of age or older, who is now at home' AND 'YOUNGEST FEMALE, 18 years of age or older, who is now at home?'][IF NO MALE/FEMALE, ASK: May I please speak with the YOUNGEST FEMALE/MALE, 18 years of age or older who is now at home?] GO TO MAIN INTERVIEW (QINTRO2)
TOTAL%
1) Youngest Male 50.5
2) Youngest Female 49.5
Missing5003 
TOTAL5010100.0
18) Phase number (PHASE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL100132.000.82
19) Are you under 18 years old or are you 18 or older? (QS1)
TOTAL%
2) 18 or older 100
Missing5010 
TOTAL5003100.0
20) [ASK ALL PHASE A:] Generally, how would you say things are these days in your life -- would you say that you are very happy, pretty happy or not too happy? (QA1)
TOTAL%
1) Very happy 30.3
2) Pretty happy 53.1
3) Not too happy 14.9
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL) 1.7
Missing6672 
TOTAL3341100.0
21) [ASK ALL PHASE C:] Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling his job as President? [IF DK ENTER AS DK. IF DEPENDS PROBE ONCE WITH: Overall do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling his job as President? IF STILL DEPENDS ENTER AS DK] (Q1C1)
TOTAL%
1) Approve 43.5
2) Disapprove 49.1
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL) 7.3
Missing6678 
TOTAL3335100.0
22) [ASK IF AND APPROVE OR DISAPPROVE (QC1=1,2):] Do you [approve/disapprove] very strongly, or not so strongly? (QC1A)
TOTAL%
1) Very strongly 68.2
2) Not so strongly 30.2
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL) 1.6
Missing6912 
TOTAL3101100.0
23) [ASK ALL PHASE B:] All in all, are you satisfied or dissatisfied with the way things are going in this country today? (QB2)
TOTAL%
1) Satisfied 28.2
2) Not so strongly 65.6
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL) 6.1
Missing6676 
TOTAL3337100.0
24) [ASK ALL PHASE B:] And thinking about the local community where you live, are you satisfied or dissatisfied with the way things are going in your local community today? (QB3)
TOTAL%
1) Satisfied 66
2) Dissatisfied 30.5
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL) 3.5
Missing6676 
TOTAL3337100.0
25) [ASK ALL PHASE B:] Thinking about the future of the United States, do you think the country's best years are ahead of us or behind us? (QB4)
TOTAL%
1) Ahead of us 44.2
2) Behind us 48.8
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL) 7
Missing6676 
TOTAL3337100.0
26) [ASK ALL PHASE B:] Thinking about the Democratic and Republican parties, would you say there is a great deal of difference in what they stand for, a fair amount of difference or hardly any difference at all? (QB5)
TOTAL%
1) A great deal 43.1
2) A fair amount 30.3
3) Hardly any 23
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL) 3.6
Missing6676 
TOTAL3337100.0
27) If you could live anywhere in the United States that you wanted to, would you prefer a city, a suburban area, a small town or a rural area? (QA6)
TOTAL%
1) City 24.5
2) Suburban area 20.6
3) Small town 29.8
4) Rural area 23.6
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL) 1.5
Missing6672 
TOTAL3341100.0
28) [ASK ALL PHASE A: Imagine for a moment that you are moving to another community.][ASK ALL:] Would you prefer to live in [INSERT ITEM; RANDOMIZE]? (QA8)
TOTAL%
1) A community where the houses are larger and farther apart, but schools, stores and restaurants are several miles away [OR] 49.5
2) A community where the houses are smaller and closer to each other, but schools, stores and restaurants are within walking distance 48.5
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL) 2
Missing6672 
TOTAL3341100.0
29) [ASK ALL PHASE A:] Still imagining that you are moving to another community. In deciding where to live, would each of the following be important or not too important to you. First, would [INSERT ITEM; RANDOMIZE] be important or not too important? [a. Living in a place where most people share your political views] (QA9A)
TOTAL%
1) Important 27.7
2) Not too important 71
9) Don't know/Refused 1.3
Missing6672 
TOTAL3341100.0
30) [ASK ALL PHASE A:] Still imagining that you are moving to another community. In deciding where to live, would each of the following be important or not too important to you. First, would [INSERT ITEM; RANDOMIZE] be important or not too important? [b. Having high quality public schools] (QA9B)
TOTAL%
1) Important 79.2
2) Not too important 20.3
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL) .5
Missing6672 
TOTAL3341100.0
31) [ASK ALL PHASE A:] Still imagining that you are moving to another community. In deciding where to live, would each of the following be important or not too important to you. First, would [INSERT ITEM; RANDOMIZE] be important or not too important? [c. Living in a place with a mix of people from different racial and ethnic backgrounds] (QA9C)
TOTAL%
1) Important 45
2) Not too important 53.5
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL) 1.5
Missing6672 
TOTAL3341100.0
32) [ASK ALL PHASE A:] Still imagining that you are moving to another community. In deciding where to live, would each of the following be important or not too important to you. First, would [INSERT ITEM; RANDOMIZE] be important or not too important? [d. Living in a place with many people who share your religious faith] (QA9D)
TOTAL%
1) Important 36.1
2) Not too important 63
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL) .8
Missing6672 
TOTAL3341100.0
33) [ASK ALL PHASE A:] Still imagining that you are moving to another community. In deciding where to live, would each of the following be important or not too important to you. First, would [INSERT ITEM; RANDOMIZE] be important or not too important? [e. Being near art museums and theaters]D (QA9E)
TOTAL%
1) Important 45.8
2) Not too important 53.7
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL) .5
Missing6672 
TOTAL3341100.0
34) [ASK ALL PHASE A:] Still imagining that you are moving to another community. In deciding where to live, would each of the following be important or not too important to you. First, would [INSERT ITEM; RANDOMIZE] be important or not too important? [f. Having easy access to the outdoors for things like hiking, fishing and camping] (QA9F)
TOTAL%
1) Important 67.2
2) Not too important 32.8
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL) .1
Missing6672 
TOTAL3341100.0
35) [ASK ALL PHASE A:] Still imagining that you are moving to another community. In deciding where to live, would each of the following be important or not too important to you. First, would [INSERT ITEM; RANDOMIZE] be important or not too important? [g. Being near your extended family] (QA9G)
TOTAL%
1) Important 71.1
2) Not too important 28.3
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL) .6
Missing6672 
TOTAL3341100.0
36) [ASK ALL:] Next, would you say your overall opinion of...[INSERT ITEM; RANDOMIZE] is very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable or very unfavorable? [INTERVIEWERS: PROBE TO DISTINGUISH BETWEEN 'NEVER HEARD OF' AND 'CAN'T RATE.'] [a. The Republican Party] (Q11A)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable 7.2
2) Mostly favorable 30
3) Mostly unfavorable 31.4
4) Very unfavorable 23.9
5) Never heard of (VOL) .2
8) Can't rate (VOL) 5.3
9) Refused (VOL) 2
TOTAL10013100.0
37) [ASK ALL:] Next, would you say your overall opinion of...[INSERT ITEM; RANDOMIZE] is very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable or very unfavorable? [INTERVIEWERS: PROBE TO DISTINGUISH BETWEEN 'NEVER HEARD OF' AND 'CAN'T RATE.'] [b. The Democratic Party] (Q11B)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable 11.9
2) Mostly favorable 34.3
3) Mostly unfavorable 24.3
4) Very unfavorable 22.6
5) Never heard of (VOL) .2
8) Can't rate (VOL) 5.1
9) Refused (VOL) 1.7
TOTAL10013100.0
38) [ASK PHASE B ONLY:] Next, would you say your overall opinion of...[INSERT ITEM; RANDOMIZE] is very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable or very unfavorable? [INTERVIEWERS: PROBE TO DISTINGUISH BETWEEN 'NEVER HEARD OF' AND 'CAN'T RATE.'] [c. Congress] (Q11C_B)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable 4.8
2) Mostly favorable 18.1
3) Mostly unfavorable 37.2
4) Very unfavorable 34.5
5) Never heard of (VOL) .2
8) Can't rate (VOL) 4.5
9) Refused (VOL) .7
Missing6676 
TOTAL3337100.0
39) [ASK PHASE B ONLY:] Next, would you say your overall opinion of...[INSERT ITEM; RANDOMIZE] is very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable or very unfavorable? [INTERVIEWERS: PROBE TO DISTINGUISH BETWEEN 'NEVER HEARD OF' AND 'CAN'T RATE.'] [e. Labor unions] (Q11E_B)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable 12.8
2) Mostly favorable 33.3
3) Mostly unfavorable 22.5
4) Very unfavorable 18
5) Never heard of (VOL) 1.9
8) Can't rate (VOL) 10.2
9) Refused (VOL) 1.3
Missing6676 
TOTAL3337100.0
40) [ASK PHASE B ONLY:] Next, would you say your overall opinion of...[INSERT ITEM; RANDOMIZE] is very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable or very unfavorable? [INTERVIEWERS: PROBE TO DISTINGUISH BETWEEN 'NEVER HEARD OF' AND 'CAN'T RATE.'] [h. The National Rifle Association] (Q11H_B)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable 22.8
2) Mostly favorable 30.1
3) Mostly unfavorable 17.4
4) Very unfavorable 19.2
5) Never heard of (VOL) 2.1
8) Can't rate (VOL) 7.4
9) Refused (VOL) 1
Missing6676 
TOTAL3337100.0
41) [ASK PHASE B ONLY:] Next, would you say your overall opinion of...[INSERT ITEM; RANDOMIZE] is very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable or very unfavorable? [INTERVIEWERS: PROBE TO DISTINGUISH BETWEEN 'NEVER HEARD OF' AND 'CAN'T RATE.'] [i. The Federal Reserve] (Q11I_B)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable 9.9
2) Mostly favorable 37.2
3) Mostly unfavorable 22.9
4) Very unfavorable 14.1
5) Never heard of (VOL) 1.9
8) Can't rate (VOL) 12.8
9) Refused (VOL) 1.2
Missing6676 
TOTAL3337100.0
42) [ASK PHASE B ONLY:] Next, would you say your overall opinion of...[INSERT ITEM; RANDOMIZE] is very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable or very unfavorable? [INTERVIEWERS: PROBE TO DISTINGUISH BETWEEN 'NEVER HEARD OF' AND 'CAN'T RATE.'] [j. The Environmental Protection Agency, the EPA] (Q11J_B)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable 14.4
2) Mostly favorable 42.6
3) Mostly unfavorable 18.9
4) Very unfavorable 13.6
5) Never heard of (VOL) 1.9
8) Can't rate (VOL) 7.8
9) Refused (VOL) .7
Missing6676 
TOTAL3337100.0
43) [ASK PHASE C IF VERY UNFAVORABLE VIEW OR REP PARTY (Q11A=4):] Would you say the Republican Party's policies are so misguided that they threaten the nation's well-being or wouldn't you go that far? (Q11AT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, Republican Party's policies pose a threat to the nation's well-being [OR] 61.7
2) No, wouldn't go that far 36.7
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL) 1.6
Missing9155 
TOTAL858100.0
44) [ASK PHASE C IF VERY UNFAVORABLE VIEW OF DEM PARTY (Q11B=4):] Would you say the Democratic Party's policies are so misguided that they threaten the nation's well-being, or wouldn't you go that far? (Q11BT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, Democratic Party's policies pose a threat to the nation's well-being [OR] 75
2) No, wouldn't go that far 22.6
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL) 2.3
Missing9232 
TOTAL781100.0
45) [ASK ALL PHASE B:] Thinking about elected officials in Washington who share your positions on the most important issues facing the nation. [READ AND RANDOMIZE]. (QB12)
TOTAL%
1) Should they work with elected officials they disagree with, even if it results in some policies you don't like [OR] 57.5
2) Should they stand up for their positions, even if that means little gets done in Washington 36.1
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL) 6.4
Missing6676 
TOTAL3337100.0
46) [ASK ALL:] I'm going to read you some pairs of statements that will help us understand how you feel about a number of things. As I read each pair, tell me whether the FIRST statement or the SECOND statement comes closer to your own views - even if neither is exactly right. The first pair is [READ AND RANDOMIZE PAIRS BUT NOT STATEMENTS WITHIN EACH PAIR]. Next, [NEXT PAIR,] [IF NECESSARY: 'Which statement comes closer to your views, even if neither is exactly right?']. (Q25A)
TOTAL%
1) Government is almost always wasteful and inefficient [OR] 56.2
2) Government often does a better job than people give it credit for 40
5) Neither/both equally (VOL) 2.3
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL) 1.5
TOTAL10013100.0
47) [ASK ALL:] I'm going to read you some pairs of statements that will help us understand how you feel about a number of things. As I read each pair, tell me whether the FIRST statement or the SECOND statement comes closer to your own views - even if neither is exactly right. The first pair is [READ AND RANDOMIZE PAIRS BUT NOT STATEMENTS WITHIN EACH PAIR]. Next, [NEXT PAIR,] [IF NECESSARY: 'Which statement comes closer to your views, even if neither is exactly right?']. (Q25B)
TOTAL%
1) Government regulation of business is necessary to protect the public interest [OR] 47.4
2) Government regulation of business usually does more harm than good 47.2
5) Neither/both equally (VOL) 2.7
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL) 2.7
TOTAL10013100.0
48) [ASK ALL:] I'm going to read you some pairs of statements that will help us understand how you feel about a number of things. As I read each pair, tell me whether the FIRST statement or the SECOND statement comes closer to your own views - even if neither is exactly right. The first pair is [READ AND RANDOMIZE PAIRS BUT NOT STATEMENTS WITHIN EACH PAIR]. Next, [NEXT PAIR,] [IF NECESSARY: 'Which statement comes closer to your views, even if neither is exactly right?']. (Q25C)
TOTAL%
1) Poor people today have it easy because they can get government benefits without doing anything in return [OR] 44
2) Poor people have hard lives because government benefits don't go far enough to help them live decently 46.6
5) Neither/both equally (VOL) 6.9
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL) 2.6
TOTAL10013100.0
49) [ASK ALL:] I'm going to read you some pairs of statements that will help us understand how you feel about a number of things. As I read each pair, tell me whether the FIRST statement or the SECOND statement comes closer to your own views - even if neither is exactly right. The first pair is [READ AND RANDOMIZE PAIRS BUT NOT STATEMENTS WITHIN EACH PAIR]. Next, [NEXT PAIR,] [IF NECESSARY: 'Which statement comes closer to your views, even if neither is exactly right?']. (Q25D)
TOTAL%
1) The government should do more to help needy Americans, even if it means going deeper into debt [OR] 43.5
2) The government today can't afford to do much more to help the needy 50.9
5) Neither/both equally (VOL) 3.4
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL) 2.2
TOTAL10013100.0
50) [ASK ALL:] I'm going to read you some pairs of statements that will help us understand how you feel about a number of things. As I read each pair, tell me whether the FIRST statement or the SECOND statement comes closer to your own views - even if neither is exactly right. The first pair is [READ AND RANDOMIZE PAIRS BUT NOT STATEMENTS WITHIN EACH PAIR]. Next, [NEXT PAIR,] [IF NECESSARY: 'Which statement comes closer to your views, even if neither is exactly right?']. (Q25F)
TOTAL%
1) Racial discrimination is the main reason why many black people can't get ahead these days [OR] 26.7
2) Blacks who can't get ahead in this country are mostly responsible for their own condition 63.3
5) Neither/both equally 6.3
9) Don't know/Refused 3.6
TOTAL10013100.0
51) [ASK ALL:] I'm going to read you some pairs of statements that will help us understand how you feel about a number of things. As I read each pair, tell me whether the FIRST statement or the SECOND statement comes closer to your own views - even if neither is exactly right. The first pair is [READ AND RANDOMIZE PAIRS BUT NOT STATEMENTS WITHIN EACH PAIR]. Next, [NEXT PAIR,] [IF NECESSARY: 'Which statement comes closer to your views, even if neither is exactly right?']. (Q25G)
TOTAL%
1) Immigrants today strengthen our country because of their hard work and talents [OR] 56.7
2) Immigrants today are a burden on our country because they take our jobs, housing and health care 35.5
5) Neither/both equally (VOL) 5.1
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL) 2.8
TOTAL10013100.0
52) [ASK ALL:] I'm going to read you some pairs of statements that will help us understand how you feel about a number of things. As I read each pair, tell me whether the FIRST statement or the SECOND statement comes closer to your own views - even if neither is exactly right. The first pair is [READ AND RANDOMIZE PAIRS BUT NOT STATEMENTS WITHIN EACH PAIR]. Next, [NEXT PAIR,] [IF NECESSARY: 'Which statement comes closer to your views, even if neither is exactly right?']. (Q25H)
TOTAL%
1) Society is better off if people make marriage and having children a priority [OR] 45.5
2) Society is just as well off if people have priorities other than marriage and children 49.6
5) Neither/both equally (VOL) 2.7
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL) 2.2
TOTAL10013100.0
53) [ASK ALL:] I'm going to read you some pairs of statements that will help us understand how you feel about a number of things. As I read each pair, tell me whether the FIRST statement or the SECOND statement comes closer to your own views - even if neither is exactly right. The first pair is [READ AND RANDOMIZE PAIRS BUT NOT STATEMENTS WITHIN EACH PAIR]. Next, [NEXT PAIR,] [IF NECESSARY: 'Which statement comes closer to your views, even if neither is exactly right?']. (Q25I)
TOTAL%
1) The best way to ensure peace is through military strength [OR] 30.2
2) Good diplomacy is the best way to ensure peace 62
5) Neither/both equally (VOL) 5.7
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL) 2.1
TOTAL10013100.0
54) [ASK ALL:] I'm going to read you some pairs of statements that will help us understand how you feel about a number of things. As I read each pair, tell me whether the FIRST statement or the SECOND statement comes closer to your own views - even if neither is exactly right. The first pair is [READ AND RANDOMIZE PAIRS BUT NOT STATEMENTS WITHIN EACH PAIR]. Next, [NEXT PAIR,] [IF NECESSARY: 'Which statement comes closer to your views, even if neither is exactly right?']. (Q25J)
TOTAL%
1) U.S. efforts to solve problems around the world usually end up making things worse [OR] 39.8
2) Problems in the world would be even worse without U.S. involvement 53.3
5) Neither/both equally (VOL) 3.8
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL) 3.1
TOTAL10013100.0
55) [ASK ALL:] I'm going to read you some pairs of statements that will help us understand how you feel about a number of things. As I read each pair, tell me whether the FIRST statement or the SECOND statement comes closer to your own views - even if neither is exactly right. The first pair is [READ AND RANDOMIZE PAIRS BUT NOT STATEMENTS WITHIN EACH PAIR]. Next, [NEXT PAIR,] [IF NECESSARY: 'Which statement comes closer to your views, even if neither is exactly right?']. (Q25K)
TOTAL%
1) Most people who want to get ahead can make it if they're willing to work hard [OR] 65.4
2) Hard work and determination are no guarantee of success for most people 32.1
5) Neither/both equally (VOL) 1.8
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL) .7
TOTAL10013100.0
56) [ASK ALL:] I'm going to read you some pairs of statements that will help us understand how you feel about a number of things. As I read each pair, tell me whether the FIRST statement or the SECOND statement comes closer to your own views - even if neither is exactly right. The first pair is [READ AND RANDOMIZE PAIRS BUT NOT STATEMENTS WITHIN EACH PAIR]. Next, [NEXT PAIR,] [IF NECESSARY: 'Which statement comes closer to your views, even if neither is exactly right?']. (Q25L)
TOTAL%
1) Success in life is pretty much determined by forces outside of our control [OR] 16
2) Everyone has it in their own power to succeed 80
5) Neither/both equally (VOL) 3.1
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL) 1
TOTAL10013100.0
57) [ASK ALL:] I'm going to read you some pairs of statements that will help us understand how you feel about a number of things. As I read each pair, tell me whether the FIRST statement or the SECOND statement comes closer to your own views - even if neither is exactly right. The first pair is [READ AND RANDOMIZE PAIRS BUT NOT STATEMENTS WITHIN EACH PAIR]. Next, [NEXT PAIR,] [IF NECESSARY: 'Which statement comes closer to your views, even if neither is exactly right?']. (Q25M)
TOTAL%
1) Too much power is concentrated in the hands of a few large companies [OR] 78.3
2) The largest companies do NOT have too much power 17.6
5) Neither/both equally (VOL) 1.4
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL) 2.7
TOTAL10013100.0
58) [ASK ALL:] I'm going to read you some pairs of statements that will help us understand how you feel about a number of things. As I read each pair, tell me whether the FIRST statement or the SECOND statement comes closer to your own views - even if neither is exactly right. The first pair is [READ AND RANDOMIZE PAIRS BUT NOT STATEMENTS WITHIN EACH PAIR]. Next, [NEXT PAIR,] [IF NECESSARY: 'Which statement comes closer to your views, even if neither is exactly right?']. (Q25N)
TOTAL%
1) Business corporations make too much profit [OR] 56.1
2) Most corporations make a fair and reasonable amount of profit 39.5
5) Neither/both equally (VOL) 2
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL) 2.4
TOTAL10013100.0
59) [ASK ALL PHASE B:] I'm going to read you some pairs of statements that will help us understand how you feel about a number of things. As I read each pair, tell me whether the FIRST statement or the SECOND statement comes closer to your own views - even if neither is exactly right. The first pair is [READ AND RANDOMIZE PAIRS BUT NOT STATEMENTS WITHIN EACH PAIR]. Next, [NEXT PAIR,] [IF NECESSARY: 'Which statement comes closer to your views, even if neither is exactly right?']. (Q25O)
TOTAL%
1) Elected officials in Washington lose touch with the people pretty quickly [OR] 78.7
2) Elected officials in Washington try hard to stay in touch with voters back home 17.4
5) Neither/both equally (VOL) 1.2
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL) 2.7
Missing6676 
TOTAL3337100.0
60) [ASK ALL PHASE C:] I'm going to read you some pairs of statements that will help us understand how you feel about a number of things. As I read each pair, tell me whether the FIRST statement or the SECOND statement comes closer to your own views - even if neither is exactly right. The first pair is [READ AND RANDOMIZE PAIRS BUT NOT STATEMENTS WITHIN EACH PAIR]. Next, [NEXT PAIR,] [IF NECESSARY: 'Which statement comes closer to your views, even if neither is exactly right?']. (Q25P)
TOTAL%
1) Most elected officials care what people like me think [OR] 19.5
2) Most elected officials don't care what people like me think 78.5
5) Neither/both equally (VOL) 1
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL) 1
Missing6678 
TOTAL3335100.0
61) [ASK ALL PHASE B:] And in your view, has this country been successful more because of its [INSERT ITEM; RANDOMIZE] or more because of its [ITEM]? (QB26)
TOTAL%
1) Ability to change [OR] 51.2
2) Reliance on long-standing principles 43.6
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL) 5.2
Missing6676 
TOTAL3337100.0
62) [ASK ALL PHASE C:] And in your view, has this country been successful more because of its [INSERT ITEM; RANDOMIZE] or more because of its [ITEM]? (QC26)
TOTAL%
1) Americans are united and in agreement about the most important values [OR] 26.5
2) Americans are greatly divided when it come to the most important values 70.5
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL) 3
Missing6678 
TOTAL3335100.0
63) [ASK ALL:] How often would you say you vote...[READ IN ORDER]? (OFTVOTE)
TOTAL%
1) Always 49.1
2) Nearly always 21.8
3) Part of the time 9.6
4) Seldom 11.5
5) Never vote (VOL) 7.2
6) Other (VOL) .5
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL) .2
TOTAL10013100.0
64) [ASK ALL PHASE A:] Now a different kind of question, thinking about how Barack Obama and Republican leaders should address the most important issues facing the country. Imagine a scale from zero to 100 where 100 means [IF FORM 1: Republican leaders get everything they want and Obama gets nothing he wants, and zero means Obama gets everything and Republican leaders get nothing.] Where on this scale from zero to 100 do you think they should end up? [OPEN END ENTER NUMBER 0-100] [IF NECESSARY: '[FORM 1: 100 means Republicans get everything they want, ZERO means Obama gets everything he wants], about where from 0 to 100 should they end up?] [INTERVIEWER, IF RESPONDENT STRUGGLES WITH PRECISE NUMBER YOU CAN SAY: 'you can just give me a number close to what you think']. (Q26F1)
TOTAL%
0) 0 4.4
1) 1 .4
2) 2 .2
3) 3 0
4) 4 .1
5) 5 1.3
6) 6 .1
7) 7 .1
8) 8 .2
9) 9 .1
10) 10 .8
15) 15 .4
20) 20 2
25) 25 2
27) 27 .1
30) 30 2.4
33) 33 .1
35) 35 1.4
40) 40 4.5
43) 43 .1
45) 45 1.4
47) 47 .1
48) 48 .2
49) 49 .6
50) 50 50.5
51) 51 .1
52) 52 .1
55) 55 .4
56) 56 0
60) 60 3.4
65) 65 1.4
70) 70 2.9
75) 75 4.1
80) 80 2.4
85) 85 .7
90) 90 1.2
95) 95 .2
98) 98 .1
99) 99 .3
100) 100 4.6
999) Don't know/Refused (VOL) 5.2
Missing8342 
TOTAL1671100.0
65) [IF RESPONDENT SAYS A NUMBER BETWEEN [FORM 1: 0-49] CLARIFY:] Just to be sure I get this right, [INSERT NUMBER CHOSEN], means Obama should get more than Republican leaders, is that what you meant? (Q26F1A)
TOTAL%
1) Yes 100
Missing9702 
TOTAL311100.0
66) [IF RESPONDENT SAYS A NUMBER BETWEEN [FORM 1: 51-100] CLARIFY:] Just to be sure I get this right, [INSERT NUMBER CHOSEN], means Republican leaders should get more than Obama, is that what you meant? (Q26F1B)
TOTAL%
1) Yes 100
Missing9728 
TOTAL285100.0
67) [ASK ALL PHASE A:] Now a different kind of question, thinking about how Barack Obama and Republican leaders should address the most important issues facing the country. Imagine a scale from zero to 100 where 100 means [IF FORM 2: Obama gets everything he wants and Republican leaders get nothing they want, and zero means Republican leaders get everything and Obama gets nothing.] Where on this scale from zero to 100 do you think they should end up? [OPEN END ENTER NUMBER 0-100] [IF NECESSARY: '[FORM 2: 100 means Obama gets everything he wants, ZERO means Republicans gets everything they want]. About where, from 0 to 100 should they end up?] [INTERVIEWER, IF RESPONDENT STRUGGLES WITH PRECISE NUMBER YOU CAN SAY: 'you can just give me a number close to what you think']. (Q26F2)
TOTAL%
0) 0 3.1
1) 1 .2
2) 2 .4
3) 3 .2
4) 4 .1
5) 5 .7
6) 6 .2
7) 7 .2
10) 10 .8
15) 15 .2
20) 20 1.7
25) 25 2.5
30) 30 2.3
35) 35 .7
38) 38 .1
39) 39 .1
40) 40 3.7
42) 42 .1
45) 45 .7
47) 47 .1
48) 48 .1
49) 49 .3
50) 50 48.3
51) 51 .2
54) 54 0
55) 55 1
57) 57 .1
58) 58 .1
60) 60 5.5
64) 64 .1
65) 65 1.7
66) 66 .2
67) 67 .1
70) 70 4.2
75) 75 4.1
78) 78 .1
80) 80 2.8
85) 85 .8
87) 87 0
90) 90 1
95) 95 .4
96) 96 .1
97) 97 .1
98) 98 .1
99) 99 .2
100) 100 5.5
999) Don't know/Refused (VOL) 5
Missing8343 
TOTAL1670100.0
68) [IF RESPONDENT SAYS A NUMBER BETWEEN [FORM 2: 51-100] CLARIFY:] Just to be sure I get this right, [INSERT NUMBER CHOSEN], means Obama should get more than Republican leaders, is that what you meant? (Q26F2A)
TOTAL%
1) Yes 100
Missing9644 
TOTAL369100.0
69) [IF RESPONDENT SAYS A NUMBER BETWEEN [FORM 1: 0-49] CLARIFY:] Just to be sure I get this right, [INSERT NUMBER CHOSEN], means Republican leaders should get more than Obama, is that what you meant? (Q26F2B)
TOTAL%
1) Yes 100
Missing9761 
TOTAL252100.0
70) Q26F1 and Q26F2 (reversed) on same scale (Q26)
TOTAL%
0) Obama gets everything 4.9
1) 1 .3
2) 2 .1
3) 3 0
4) 4 .1
5) 5 .8
6) 6 .1
7) 7 .1
8) 8 .1
9) 9 .1
10) 10 .9
13) 13 0
15) 15 .6
20) 20 2.3
22) 22 0
25) 25 3
27) 27 0
30) 30 3.3
33) 33 .1
34) 34 .1
35) 35 1.5
36) 36 0
40) 40 5
42) 42 .1
43) 43 .1
45) 45 1.2
46) 46 0
47) 47 .1
48) 48 .1
49) 49 .4
50) 50 49.4
51) 51 .2
52) 52 .1
53) 53 .1
55) 55 .5
56) 56 0
58) 58 0
60) 60 3.6
61) 61 0
62) 62 .1
65) 65 1
70) 70 2.6
75) 75 3.2
80) 80 2.1
85) 85 .4
90) 90 1
93) 93 .1
94) 94 .1
95) 95 .4
96) 96 .1
97) 97 .1
98) 98 .2
99) 99 .3
100) Republicans get everything 3.9
999) Don't know/Refused (VOL) 5.1
Missing6672 
TOTAL3341100.0
71) Q26F1 and Q26F2 (reversed) - put into buckets (Q26CAT)
TOTAL%
1) Extreme Obama (90+) 7.5
2) Somewhat Obama (51-89) 17.9
3) 50 49.4
4) Somewhat Republican leaders (51-89) 14
5) Extreme Republican leaders (90+) 6.2
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL) 5.1
Missing6672 
TOTAL3341100.0
72) [ASK ALL PHASE B:] If the elections for U.S. Congress were being held TODAY, would you vote for the Republican Party's candidate or the Democratic Party's candidate for Congress in your district? (QB27)
TOTAL%
1) Republican Party's candidate 34.6
2) Democratic Party's candidate 41.7
3) Other (VOL) 7.1
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL) 16.7
Missing6676 
TOTAL3337100.0
73) [ASK IF 'OTHER' 'DON'T KNOW/REFUSED' (QB27=3,9):] As of TODAY, would you LEAN more to the Republican or the Democrat? (QB27A)
TOTAL%
1) Republican Party's candidate 26.4
2) Democratic Party's candidate 22.7
3) Other (VOL) 17.9
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL) 33
Missing9250 
TOTAL763100.0
74) [ASK ALL:] Do you use the internet, at least occasionally? (INT1)
TOTAL%
1) Yes 85.3
2) No 14.6
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL) .1
TOTAL10013100.0
75) [ASK IF DOES NOT USE THE INTERNET (INT1=2,9):] Do you send or receive email, at least occasionally? (INT2)
TOTAL%
1) Yes 9.2
2) No 90.4
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL) .5
Missing8514 
TOTAL1499100.0
76) [ASK IF DOES NOT USE THE INTERNET OR EMAIL (INT2=2,9):] Do you access the Internet on a cell phone, tablet or other mobile handheld device, at least occasionally? (INT3M)
TOTAL%
1) Yes 14.6
2) No 85
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL) .4
Missing8646 
TOTAL1367100.0
77) [ASK ALL PHASE C] Now, I have a short set of questions on marriage and family. First, how do you think you would react if a member of your immediate family told you they were going to marry...[INSERT ITEM; RANDOMIZE]? Would you be generally happy about this, generally unhappy or wouldn't it matter to you at all? What about [NEXT ITEM]? [IF NECESSARY: if a member of your immediate family told you they were going to marry [ITEM], would you be generally happy, generally unhappy or wouldn't it matter to you at all?] [INTERVIEWER INSTRUCTION: IF RESPONDENT SAYS THEY HAVE FAMILY MEMBER(S) MARRIED TO SOMEONE OF THAT GROUP]: 'Are you happy about that, unhappy about that or doesn't it matter?'] [a. A Republican] (QC28A)
TOTAL%
1) Happy 12.9
2) Unhappy 9
3) Wouldn't matter to you at all 77.3
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL) .8
Missing6678 
TOTAL3335100.0
78) [ASK ALL PHASE C] Now, I have a short set of questions on marriage and family. First, how do you think you would react if a member of your immediate family told you they were going to marry...[INSERT ITEM; RANDOMIZE]? Would you be generally happy about this, generally unhappy or wouldn't it matter to you at all? What about [NEXT ITEM]? [IF NECESSARY: if a member of your immediate family told you they were going to marry [ITEM], would you be generally happy, generally unhappy or wouldn't it matter to you at all?] [INTERVIEWER INSTRUCTION: IF RESPONDENT SAYS THEY HAVE FAMILY MEMBER(S) MARRIED TO SOMEONE OF THAT GROUP]: 'Are you happy about that, unhappy about that or doesn't it matter?'] [b. A Democrat] (QC28B)
TOTAL%
1) Happy 14.9
2) Unhappy 7.8
3) Wouldn't matter to you at all 76.4
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL) 1
Missing6678 
TOTAL3335100.0
79) [ASK ALL PHASE C] Now, I have a short set of questions on marriage and family. First, how do you think you would react if a member of your immediate family told you they were going to marry...[INSERT ITEM; RANDOMIZE]? Would you be generally happy about this, generally unhappy or wouldn't it matter to you at all? What about [NEXT ITEM]? [IF NECESSARY: if a member of your immediate family told you they were going to marry [ITEM], would you be generally happy, generally unhappy or wouldn't it matter to you at all?] [INTERVIEWER INSTRUCTION: IF RESPONDENT SAYS THEY HAVE FAMILY MEMBER(S) MARRIED TO SOMEONE OF THAT GROUP]: 'Are you happy about that, unhappy about that or doesn't it matter?'] [c. Someone who didn't go to college] (QC28C)
TOTAL%
1) Happy 6.3
2) Unhappy 13.7
3) Wouldn't matter to you at all 79.3
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL) .6
Missing6678 
TOTAL3335100.0
80) [ASK ALL PHASE C] Now, I have a short set of questions on marriage and family. First, how do you think you would react if a member of your immediate family told you they were going to marry...[INSERT ITEM; RANDOMIZE]? Would you be generally happy about this, generally unhappy or wouldn't it matter to you at all? What about [NEXT ITEM]? [IF NECESSARY: if a member of your immediate family told you they were going to marry [ITEM], would you be generally happy, generally unhappy or wouldn't it matter to you at all?] [INTERVIEWER INSTRUCTION: IF RESPONDENT SAYS THEY HAVE FAMILY MEMBER(S) MARRIED TO SOMEONE OF THAT GROUP]: 'Are you happy about that, unhappy about that or doesn't it matter?'] [d. Someone born and raised outside the U.S.] (QC28D)
TOTAL%
1) Happy 9.8
2) Unhappy 7.2
3) Wouldn't matter to you at all 81.3
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL) 1.7
Missing6678 
TOTAL3335100.0
81) [ASK ALL PHASE C] Now, I have a short set of questions on marriage and family. First, how do you think you would react if a member of your immediate family told you they were going to marry...[INSERT ITEM; RANDOMIZE]? Would you be generally happy about this, generally unhappy or wouldn't it matter to you at all? What about [NEXT ITEM]? [IF NECESSARY: if a member of your immediate family told you they were going to marry [ITEM], would you be generally happy, generally unhappy or wouldn't it matter to you at all?] [INTERVIEWER INSTRUCTION: IF RESPONDENT SAYS THEY HAVE FAMILY MEMBER(S) MARRIED TO SOMEONE OF THAT GROUP]: 'Are you happy about that, unhappy about that or doesn't it matter?'] [e. Someone who does not believe in God] (QC28E)
TOTAL%
1) Happy 4.4
2) Unhappy 48.6
3) Wouldn't matter to you at all 46.1
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL) .9
Missing6678 
TOTAL3335100.0
82) [ASK ALL PHASE C] Now, I have a short set of questions on marriage and family. First, how do you think you would react if a member of your immediate family told you they were going to marry...[INSERT ITEM; RANDOMIZE]? Would you be generally happy about this, generally unhappy or wouldn't it matter to you at all? What about [NEXT ITEM]? [IF NECESSARY: if a member of your immediate family told you they were going to marry [ITEM], would you be generally happy, generally unhappy or wouldn't it matter to you at all?] [INTERVIEWER INSTRUCTION: IF RESPONDENT SAYS THEY HAVE FAMILY MEMBER(S) MARRIED TO SOMEONE OF THAT GROUP]: 'Are you happy about that, unhappy about that or doesn't it matter?'] [f. A 'born again' Christian] (QC28F)
TOTAL%
1) Happy 32.2
2) Unhappy 9
3) Wouldn't matter to you at all 57.2
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL) 1.5
Missing6678 
TOTAL3335100.0
83) [ASK ALL PHASE C] Now, I have a short set of questions on marriage and family. First, how do you think you would react if a member of your immediate family told you they were going to marry...[INSERT ITEM; RANDOMIZE]? Would you be generally happy about this, generally unhappy or wouldn't it matter to you at all? What about [NEXT ITEM]? [IF NECESSARY: if a member of your immediate family told you they were going to marry [ITEM], would you be generally happy, generally unhappy or wouldn't it matter to you at all?] [INTERVIEWER INSTRUCTION: IF RESPONDENT SAYS THEY HAVE FAMILY MEMBER(S) MARRIED TO SOMEONE OF THAT GROUP]: 'Are you happy about that, unhappy about that or doesn't it matter?'] [g. A gun owner] (QC28G)
TOTAL%
1) Happy 17.5
2) Unhappy 18.9
3) Wouldn't matter to you at all 62.3
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL) 1.2
Missing6678 
TOTAL3335100.0
84) [ASK ALL PHASE C] Now, I have a short set of questions on marriage and family. First, how do you think you would react if a member of your immediate family told you they were going to marry...[INSERT ITEM; RANDOMIZE]? Would you be generally happy about this, generally unhappy or wouldn't it matter to you at all? What about [NEXT ITEM]? [IF NECESSARY: if a member of your immediate family told you they were going to marry [ITEM], would you be generally happy, generally unhappy or wouldn't it matter to you at all?] [INTERVIEWER INSTRUCTION: IF RESPONDENT SAYS THEY HAVE FAMILY MEMBER(S) MARRIED TO SOMEONE OF THAT GROUP]: 'Are you happy about that, unhappy about that or doesn't it matter?'] [h. Someone of a different race] (QC28H)
TOTAL%
1) Happy 9.1
2) Unhappy 10.8
3) Wouldn't matter to you at all 78.7
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL) 1.4
Missing6678 
TOTAL3335100.0
85) [ASK ALL PHASE A:] Thinking about some news organizations, would you say your overall opinion of...[INSERT ITEM; RANDOMIZE] is favorable, unfavorable, or neither in particular? How about [NEXT ITEM]? [IF NECESSARY: Is your overall opinion of [ITEM] favorable, unfavorable or neither in particular]? [a. MSNBC cable news] (QA29A)
TOTAL%
1) Favorable 34.4
2) Unfavorable 19.6
3) Neither in particular 40.5
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL) 5.5
Missing6672 
TOTAL3341100.0
86) [ASK ALL PHASE A:] Thinking about some news organizations, would you say your overall opinion of...[INSERT ITEM; RANDOMIZE] is favorable, unfavorable, or neither in particular? How about [NEXT ITEM]? [IF NECESSARY: Is your overall opinion of [ITEM] favorable, unfavorable or neither in particular]? [b. The Fox News Cable Channel] (QA29B)
TOTAL%
1) Favorable 42.4
2) Unfavorable 24.4
3) Neither in particular 28.9
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL) 4.3
Missing6672 
TOTAL3341100.0
87) [ASK ALL:] Would you say you follow what's going on in government and public affairs...[READ]? (Q40)
TOTAL%
1) Most of the time 48.4
2) Some of the time 29
3) Only now and then [OR] 13.7
4) Hardly at all 8.6
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL) .1
TOTAL10013100.0
88) [ASK ALL PHASE B:] Some people say they are basically content with the federal government, others say they are frustrated, and others say they are angry. Which of these best describes how you feel? (Q40A)
TOTAL%
1) Basically content 16.9
2) Frustrated 61.6
3) Angry 19.4
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL) 2.1
Missing6676 
TOTAL3337100.0
89) [ASK ALL PHASE B:] How much of the time do you think you can trust the government in Washington to do what is right? Just about always, most of the time or only some of the time? (Q40B)
TOTAL%
1) Just about always 3.4
2) Most of the time 20.7
3) Only some of the time 68.1
4) Never (VOL) 7
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL) .8
Missing6676 
TOTAL3337100.0
90) [ASK ALL:] Just as far as you know...Which political party has a majority in the U.S. House of Representatives [READ AND RANDOMIZE]? [IF NECESSARY: Just as far as you know] [INTERVIEWER INSTRUCTION: DO NOT PROBE, PUNCH 9 IF RESPONDENT SAYS THEY DON'T KNOW] (Q41)
TOTAL%
1) The Republican Party [OR] 57.9
2) The Democratic Party 30.3
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL) 11.8
TOTAL10013100.0
91) [ASK ALL:] Just as far as you know... Which political party has a majority in the U.S. Senate [READ AND RANDOMIZE]? [INTERVIEWER INSTRUCTION: DO NOT PROBE, PUNCH 9 IF RESPONDENT SAYS THEY DON'T KNOW] (Q42)
TOTAL%
1) The Republican Party [OR] 29.9
2) The Democratic Party 54.4
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL) 15.7
TOTAL10013100.0
92) [ASK ALL PHASE A:] Which political party is more in favor of raising taxes on higher income people [READ AND RANDOMIZE]? [IF NECESSARY: Just as far as you know] [INTERVIEWER INSTRUCTION: DO NOT PROBE, PUNCH 9 IF RESPONDENT SAYS THEY DON'T KNOW] (Q43)
TOTAL%
1) The Republican Party [OR] 20.7
2) The Democratic Party 70.2
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL) 9.1
Missing6672 
TOTAL3341100.0
93) [RANDOMIZE QC48/QC49] [ASK ALL PHASE C:] Now some questions about your views of the political parties...Do you think the Republican Party [INSERT ITEM; RANDOMIZE] or not? [a. Is too extreme] (QC48A)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, describes Republican Party 51.9
2) No 42.6
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL) 5.5
Missing6678 
TOTAL3335100.0
94) [RANDOMIZE QC48/QC49] [ASK ALL PHASE C:] Now some questions about your views of the political parties...Do you think the Republican Party [INSERT ITEM; RANDOMIZE] or not? [b. Cares about the middle class] (QC48B)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, describes Republican Party 41.9
2) No 54.4
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL) 3.7
Missing6678 
TOTAL3335100.0
95) [RANDOMIZE QC48/QC49] [ASK ALL PHASE C:] Now some questions about your views of the political parties...Do you think the Republican Party [INSERT ITEM; RANDOMIZE] or not? [c. Is too willing to cut government programs, even when they work] (QC48C)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, describes Republican Party 57.2
2) No 34.6
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL) 8.2
Missing6678 
TOTAL3335100.0
96) [RANDOMIZE QC48/QC49] [ASK ALL PHASE C:] Now some questions about your views of the political parties...Do you think the Democratic Party [INSERT ITEM; RANDOMIZE] or not? [a. Is too extreme] (QC49A)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, describes Democratic Party 39.2
2) No 55.7
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL) 5.1
Missing6678 
TOTAL3335100.0
97) [RANDOMIZE QC48/QC49] [ASK ALL PHASE C:] Now some questions about your views of the political parties...Do you think the Democratic Party [INSERT ITEM; RANDOMIZE] or not? [b. Cares about the middle class] (QC49B)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, describes Democratic Party 57.4
2) No 38.2
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL) 4.4
Missing6678 
TOTAL3335100.0
98) [RANDOMIZE QC48/QC49] [ASK ALL PHASE C:] Now some questions about your views of the political parties...Do you think the Democratic Party [INSERT ITEM; RANDOMIZE] or not? [c. Too often sees government as the only way to solve problems] (QC49C)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, describes Democratic Party 59.1
2) No 34.5
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL) 6.4
Missing6678 
TOTAL3335100.0
99) [ASK ALL:] Now I'm going to read a few more pairs of statements. Again, just tell me whether the FIRST statement or the SECOND statement comes closer to your own views - even if neither is exactly right. The first pair is [READ AND RANDOMIZE ITEMS Q THRU Z FOLLOWED BY RANDOMIZED ITEMS AA THRU HH; RANDOMIZE PAIRS BUT NOT STATEMENTS WITHIN EACH PAIR]. Next, [NEXT PAIR] [IF NECESSARY: 'Which statement comes closer to your views, even if neither is exactly right?'] (Q50Q)
TOTAL%
1) This country should do whatever it takes to protect the environment [OR] 70.9
2) This country has gone too far in its efforts to protect the environment 25.3
5) Neither/both equally (VOL) 2.5
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL) 1.3
TOTAL10013100.0
100) [ASK ALL:] Now I'm going to read a few more pairs of statements. Again, just tell me whether the FIRST statement or the SECOND statement comes closer to your own views - even if neither is exactly right. The first pair is [READ AND RANDOMIZE ITEMS Q THRU Z FOLLOWED BY RANDOMIZED ITEMS AA THRU HH; RANDOMIZE PAIRS BUT NOT STATEMENTS WITHIN EACH PAIR]. Next, [NEXT PAIR] [IF NECESSARY: 'Which statement comes closer to your views, even if neither is exactly right?'] (Q50R)
TOTAL%
1) Stricter environmental laws and regulations cost too many jobs and hurt the economy [OR] 39.2
2) Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost 56.1
5) Neither/both equally (VOL) 1.9
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL) 2.8
TOTAL10013100.0
101) [ASK ALL PHASE B:] Now I'm going to read a few more pairs of statements. Again, just tell me whether the FIRST statement or the SECOND statement comes closer to your own views - even if neither is exactly right. The first pair is [READ AND RANDOMIZE ITEMS Q THRU Z FOLLOWED BY RANDOMIZED ITEMS AA THRU HH; RANDOMIZE PAIRS BUT NOT STATEMENTS WITHIN EACH PAIR]. Next, [NEXT PAIR] [IF NECESSARY: 'Which statement comes closer to your views, even if neither is exactly right?'] (Q50S)
TOTAL%
1) There are no real limits to growth in this country today [OR] 48.8
2) People in this country should learn to live with less 46.4
5) Neither/both equally (VOL) 2.8
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL) 1.9
Missing6676 
TOTAL3337100.0
102) [ASK ALL PHASE C:] Now I'm going to read a few more pairs of statements. Again, just tell me whether the FIRST statement or the SECOND statement comes closer to your own views - even if neither is exactly right. The first pair is [READ AND RANDOMIZE ITEMS Q THRU Z FOLLOWED BY RANDOMIZED ITEMS AA THRU HH; RANDOMIZE PAIRS BUT NOT STATEMENTS WITHIN EACH PAIR]. Next, [NEXT PAIR] [IF NECESSARY: 'Which statement comes closer to your views, even if neither is exactly right?'] (Q50T)
TOTAL%
1) As Americans, we can always find ways to solve our problems and get what we want [OR] 46.9
2) This country can't solve many of its important problems 49.7
5) Neither/both equally (VOL) 1.6
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL) 1.8
Missing6678 
TOTAL3335100.0
103) [ASK ALL:] Now I'm going to read a few more pairs of statements. Again, just tell me whether the FIRST statement or the SECOND statement comes closer to your own views - even if neither is exactly right. The first pair is [READ AND RANDOMIZE ITEMS Q THRU Z FOLLOWED BY RANDOMIZED ITEMS AA THRU HH; RANDOMIZE PAIRS BUT NOT STATEMENTS WITHIN EACH PAIR]. Next, [NEXT PAIR] [IF NECESSARY: 'Which statement comes closer to your views, even if neither is exactly right?'] (Q50U)
TOTAL%
1) Homosexuality should be accepted by society [OR] 62.1
2) Homosexuality should be discouraged by society 31
5) Neither/both equally (VOL) 3.1
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL) 3.9
TOTAL10013100.0
104) [ASK ALL PHASE C:] Now I'm going to read a few more pairs of statements. Again, just tell me whether the FIRST statement or the SECOND statement comes closer to your own views - even if neither is exactly right. The first pair is [READ AND RANDOMIZE ITEMS Q THRU Z FOLLOWED BY RANDOMIZED ITEMS AA THRU HH; RANDOMIZE PAIRS BUT NOT STATEMENTS WITHIN EACH PAIR]. Next, [NEXT PAIR] [IF NECESSARY: 'Which statement comes closer to your views, even if neither is exactly right?'] (Q50V)
TOTAL%
1) It's not the government's job to protect people from themselves [OR] 34.3
2) Sometimes laws to protect people from themselves are necessary 61.8
5) Neither/both equally (VOL) 1.5
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL) 2.4
Missing6678 
TOTAL3335100.0
105) [ASK ALL PHASE A:] Now I'm going to read a few more pairs of statements. Again, just tell me whether the FIRST statement or the SECOND statement comes closer to your own views - even if neither is exactly right. The first pair is [READ AND RANDOMIZE ITEMS Q THRU Z FOLLOWED BY RANDOMIZED ITEMS AA THRU HH; RANDOMIZE PAIRS BUT NOT STATEMENTS WITHIN EACH PAIR]. Next, [NEXT PAIR] [IF NECESSARY: 'Which statement comes closer to your views, even if neither is exactly right?'] (Q50W)
TOTAL%
1) Religion is a very important part of my life [OR] 65.9
2) Religion is not that important to me 32.7
5) Neither/both equally (VOL) .8
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL) .5
Missing6672 
TOTAL3341100.0
106) [ASK ALL:] Now I'm going to read a few more pairs of statements. Again, just tell me whether the FIRST statement or the SECOND statement comes closer to your own views - even if neither is exactly right. The first pair is [READ AND RANDOMIZE ITEMS Q THRU Z FOLLOWED BY RANDOMIZED ITEMS AA THRU HH; RANDOMIZE PAIRS BUT NOT STATEMENTS WITHIN EACH PAIR]. Next, [NEXT PAIR] [IF NECESSARY: 'Which statement comes closer to your views, even if neither is exactly right?'] (Q50Y)
TOTAL%
1) I'm generally satisfied with the way things are going for me financially [OR] 51.3
2) I'm not very satisfied with my financial situation 47.4
5) Neither/both equally (VOL) .8
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL) .5
TOTAL10013100.0
107) [ASK ALL:] Now I'm going to read a few more pairs of statements. Again, just tell me whether the FIRST statement or the SECOND statement comes closer to your own views - even if neither is exactly right. The first pair is [READ AND RANDOMIZE ITEMS Q THRU Z FOLLOWED BY RANDOMIZED ITEMS AA THRU HH; RANDOMIZE PAIRS BUT NOT STATEMENTS WITHIN EACH PAIR]. Next, [NEXT PAIR] [IF NECESSARY: 'Which statement comes closer to your views, even if neither is exactly right?'] (Q50Z)
TOTAL%
1) I often don't have enough money to make ends meet [OR] 39.8
2) Paying the bills is generally not a problem for me 58.1
5) Neither/both equally (VOL) 1.6
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL) .5
TOTAL10013100.0
108) [ASK ALL:] Now I'm going to read a few more pairs of statements. Again, just tell me whether the FIRST statement or the SECOND statement comes closer to your own views - even if neither is exactly right. The first pair is [READ AND RANDOMIZE ITEMS Q THRU Z FOLLOWED BY RANDOMIZED ITEMS AA THRU HH; RANDOMIZE PAIRS BUT NOT STATEMENTS WITHIN EACH PAIR]. Next, [NEXT PAIR] [IF NECESSARY: 'Which statement comes closer to your views, even if neither is exactly right?'] (Q50AA)
TOTAL%
1) It is NOT necessary to believe in God in order to be moral and have good values [OR] 53.3
2) It IS necessary to believe in God in order to be moral and have good values 44.7
5) Neither/both equally (VOL) 1.1
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL) .9
TOTAL10013100.0
109) [ASK ALL:] Now I'm going to read a few more pairs of statements. Again, just tell me whether the FIRST statement or the SECOND statement comes closer to your own views - even if neither is exactly right. The first pair is [READ AND RANDOMIZE ITEMS Q THRU Z FOLLOWED BY RANDOMIZED ITEMS AA THRU HH; RANDOMIZE PAIRS BUT NOT STATEMENTS WITHIN EACH PAIR]. Next, [NEXT PAIR] [IF NECESSARY: 'Which statement comes closer to your views, even if neither is exactly right?'] (Q50BB)
TOTAL%
1) Using overwhelming military force is the best way to defeat terrorism around the world [OR] 37
2) Relying too much on military force to defeat terrorism creates hatred that leads to more terrorism 56.5
5) Neither/both equally (VOL) 3
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL) 3.5
TOTAL10013100.0
110) [ASK ALL:] Now I'm going to read a few more pairs of statements. Again, just tell me whether the FIRST statement or the SECOND statement comes closer to your own views - even if neither is exactly right. The first pair is [READ AND RANDOMIZE ITEMS Q THRU Z FOLLOWED BY RANDOMIZED ITEMS AA THRU HH; RANDOMIZE PAIRS BUT NOT STATEMENTS WITHIN EACH PAIR]. Next, [NEXT PAIR] [IF NECESSARY: 'Which statement comes closer to your views, even if neither is exactly right?'] (Q50DD)
TOTAL%
1) The growing number of newcomers from other countries threatens traditional American customs and values [OR] 35.1
2) The growing number of newcomers from other countries strengthens American society 59.3
5) Neither/both equally (VOL) 2.7
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL) 2.9
TOTAL10013100.0
111) [ASK ALL:] Now I'm going to read a few more pairs of statements. Again, just tell me whether the FIRST statement or the SECOND statement comes closer to your own views - even if neither is exactly right. The first pair is [READ AND RANDOMIZE ITEMS Q THRU Z FOLLOWED BY RANDOMIZED ITEMS AA THRU HH; RANDOMIZE PAIRS BUT NOT STATEMENTS WITHIN EACH PAIR]. Next, [NEXT PAIR] [IF NECESSARY: 'Which statement comes closer to your views, even if neither is exactly right?'] (Q50EE)
TOTAL%
1) It's best for the future of our country to be active in world affairs [OR] 35.4
2) We should pay less attention to problems overseas and concentrate on problems here at home 59.6
5) Neither/both equally (VOL) 3.9
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL) 1.1
TOTAL10013100.0
112) [ASK ALL:] Now I'm going to read a few more pairs of statements. Again, just tell me whether the FIRST statement or the SECOND statement comes closer to your own views - even if neither is exactly right. The first pair is [READ AND RANDOMIZE ITEMS Q THRU Z FOLLOWED BY RANDOMIZED ITEMS AA THRU HH; RANDOMIZE PAIRS BUT NOT STATEMENTS WITHIN EACH PAIR]. Next, [NEXT PAIR] [IF NECESSARY: 'Which statement comes closer to your views, even if neither is exactly right?'] (Q50FF)
TOTAL%
1) Americans need to be willing to give up privacy and freedom in order to be safe from terrorism [OR] 22.5
2) Americans shouldn't have to give up privacy and freedom in order to be safe from terrorism 73.9
5) Neither/both equally (VOL) 1.9
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL) 1.7
Missing554 
TOTAL9459100.0
113) [ASK ALL PHASE B:] Now I'm going to read a few more pairs of statements. Again, just tell me whether the FIRST statement or the SECOND statement comes closer to your own views - even if neither is exactly right. The first pair is [READ AND RANDOMIZE ITEMS Q THRU Z FOLLOWED BY RANDOMIZED ITEMS AA THRU HH; RANDOMIZE PAIRS BUT NOT STATEMENTS WITHIN EACH PAIR]. Next, [NEXT PAIR] [IF NECESSARY: 'Which statement comes closer to your views, even if neither is exactly right?'] (Q50GG)
TOTAL%
1) The government should do more to protect morality in society [OR] 33.3
2) I worry the government is getting too involved in the issue of morality 61.9
5) Neither/both equally (VOL) 1.9
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL) 2.9
Missing6676 
TOTAL3337100.0
114) [ASK ALL:] Now I'm going to read a few more pairs of statements. Again, just tell me whether the FIRST statement or the SECOND statement comes closer to your own views - even if neither is exactly right. The first pair is [READ AND RANDOMIZE ITEMS Q THRU Z FOLLOWED BY RANDOMIZED ITEMS AA THRU HH; RANDOMIZE PAIRS BUT NOT STATEMENTS WITHIN EACH PAIR]. Next, [NEXT PAIR] [IF NECESSARY: 'Which statement comes closer to your views, even if neither is exactly right?'] (Q50HH)
TOTAL%
1) Our country has made the changes needed to give blacks equal rights with whites [OR] 49
2) Our country needs to continue making changes to give blacks equal rights with whites 46.4
5) Neither/both equally (VOL) 2.1
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL) 2.5
TOTAL10013100.0
115) [ASK ALL PHASE A:] Next, [ASK ITEM ii FIRST, FOLLOWED BY RANDOMIZED ITEMS jj THROUGH mm AND RANDOMIZE STATEMENTS WITHIN PAIRS]. [IF NECESSARY: 'Which statement comes closer to your views, even if neither is exactly right?'] Next, [NEXT PAIR] (Q51II)
TOTAL%
1) Government should do more to solve problems [OR] 44.7
2) Government is doing too many things better left to businesses and individuals 51.1
5) Neither/both equally (VOL) 2.1
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL) 2.1
Missing6672 
TOTAL3341100.0
116) [ASK ALL PHASE A:] Next, [ASK ITEM ii FIRST, FOLLOWED BY RANDOMIZED ITEMS jj THROUGH mm AND RANDOMIZE STATEMENTS WITHIN PAIRS]. [IF NECESSARY: 'Which statement comes closer to your views, even if neither is exactly right?'] Next, [NEXT PAIR] (Q51JJ)
TOTAL%
1) Children are better off when a parent stays home to focus on the family [OR] 59.9
2) Children are just as well off when their parents work outside the home 35.2
5) Neither/both equally (VOL) 3.3
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL) 1.6
Missing6672 
TOTAL3341100.0
117) [ASK ALL:] Next, [ASK ITEM ii FIRST, FOLLOWED BY RANDOMIZED ITEMS jj THROUGH mm AND RANDOMIZE STATEMENTS WITHIN PAIRS]. [IF NECESSARY: 'Which statement comes closer to your views, even if neither is exactly right?'] Next, [NEXT PAIR] (Q51KK)
TOTAL%
1) Government aid to the poor does more harm than good, by making people too dependent on government assistance [OR] 47.6
2) Government aid to the poor does more good than harm because people can't get out of poverty until their basic needs are met 46.5
5) Neither/both equally (VOL) 3.8
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL) 2.1
TOTAL10013100.0
118) [ASK ALL PHASE A:] Next, [ASK ITEM ii FIRST, FOLLOWED BY RANDOMIZED ITEMS jj THROUGH mm AND RANDOMIZE STATEMENTS WITHIN PAIRS]. [IF NECESSARY: 'Which statement comes closer to your views, even if neither is exactly right?'] Next, [NEXT PAIR] (Q51LL)
TOTAL%
1) The economic system in this country unfairly favors powerful interests [OR] 61.6
2) The economic system in this country is generally fair to most Americans 34
5) Neither/both equally (VOL) 1.7
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL) 2.7
Missing7226 
TOTAL2787100.0
119) [ASK ALL PHASE A:] Next, [ASK ITEM ii FIRST, FOLLOWED BY RANDOMIZED ITEMS jj THROUGH mm AND RANDOMIZE STATEMENTS WITHIN PAIRS]. [IF NECESSARY: 'Which statement comes closer to your views, even if neither is exactly right?'] Next, [NEXT PAIR] (Q51MM)
TOTAL%
1) I like elected officials who make compromises with people they disagree with [OR] 55.9
2) I like elected officials who stick to their positions 39.4
5) Neither/both equally (VOL) 2.7
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL) 2.1
Missing6672 
TOTAL3341100.0
120) [ASK ALL PHASE C:] Next, [ASK ITEM ii FIRST, FOLLOWED BY RANDOMIZED ITEMS jj THROUGH mm AND RANDOMIZE STATEMENTS WITHIN PAIRS]. [IF NECESSARY: 'Which statement comes closer to your views, even if neither is exactly right?'] Next, [NEXT PAIR] (Q51OO)
TOTAL%
1) The police should be allowed to stop and search anyone who fits the general description of a crime suspect [OR] 41.3
2) The police should not be able to search people just because they think they look suspicious 55.7
5) Neither/both equally (VOL) 1.3
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL) 1.6
Missing6678 
TOTAL3335100.0
121) [ASK ALL PHASE C:] Next, [ASK ITEM ii FIRST, FOLLOWED BY RANDOMIZED ITEMS jj THROUGH mm AND RANDOMIZE STATEMENTS WITHIN PAIRS]. [IF NECESSARY: 'Which statement comes closer to your views, even if neither is exactly right?'] Next, [NEXT PAIR] (Q51PP)
TOTAL%
1) Wall Street HELPS the American economy more than it hurts [OR] 45.5
2) Wall Street HURTS the American economy more than it helps 41.9
5) Neither/both equally (VOL) 2.8
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL) 9.9
Missing6678 
TOTAL3335100.0
122) [ASK ALL PHASE A:] In your opinion, which is generally more often to blame if a person is poor? Lack of effort on his or her own part or circumstances beyond his or her control? (Q53)
TOTAL%
1) Lack of effort 38.9
2) Circumstances beyond control 49.9
3) Both (VOL) 8.2
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL) 3
Missing6672 
TOTAL3341100.0
123) [ASK ALL PHASE B:] Next, [IF NECESSARY: Which comes closer to your own views - even if neither is exactly right]. [READ, DO NOT RANDOMIZE STATEMENTS]. (QB54)
TOTAL%
1) The Islamic religion is more likely than others to encourage violence among its believers [OR] 38
2) The Islamic religion does not encourage violence more than others 49.6
5) Neither/both equally (VOL) 2.2
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL) 10.1
Missing6676 
TOTAL3337100.0
124) [ASK ALL PHASE B:] Should the U.S. Supreme Court base its rulings on its understanding of what the U.S. Constitution meant as it was originally written or should the court base its rulings on its understanding of what the U.S. Constitution means in current times? (QB55)
TOTAL%
1) What it meant as originally written 45.9
2) What it means in current times 49.4
3) Somewhere in between (VOL) 1.6
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL) 3.1
Missing6676 
TOTAL3337100.0
125) [ASK ALL PHASE C:] Which of these statements best describes your opinion about the United States? [READ IN ORDER; REVERSE ORDER FOR HALF OF SAMPLE] (QC56)
TOTAL%
1) The U.S. stands above all other countries in the world 28.2
2) The U.S. is one of the greatest countries in the world, along with some others 58.4
3) There are other countries that are better than the U.S. 11.9
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL) 1.5
Missing6678 
TOTAL3335100.0
126) [ASK ALL PHASE C:] From what you've read and heard, is there solid evidence that the average temperature on earth has been getting warmer over the past few decades or not? (QC57)
TOTAL%
1) Yes 61.3
2) No 34.9
3) Mixed/some evidence .9
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL) 2.8
Missing6678 
TOTAL3335100.0
127) [ASK IF EARTH IS GETTING WARMER (QC57=1):] Do you believe that the earth is getting warmer... [READ AND RANDOMIZE]? (QC58A)
TOTAL%
1) Mostly because of human activity such as burning fossil fuels 65.1
2) Mostly because of natural patterns in the earth's environment 30
9) Don't know/Refused 4.9
Missing8002 
TOTAL2011100.0
128) [ASK IF EARTH IS NOT GETTING WARMER (QC57=2):] Do you think that we just don't know enough yet about whether the Earth is getting warmer or do you think it's just not happening? (QC58B)
TOTAL%
1) Just don't know enough yet 49.2
2) Just not happening 47.9
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL) 2.8
Missing8833 
TOTAL1180100.0
129) [ASK ALL:] Have you ever contributed money to a candidate running for public office or to a group working to elect a candidate? (Q100)
TOTAL%
1) Yes 30.3
2) No 69
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL) .6
TOTAL10013100.0
130) [ASK IF HAVE CONTRIBUTED MONEY (Q100=1): Have you done this over the last two years, that is, during or since the 2012 elections or not? [IF NECESSARY: Have you contributed money to any candidates or political groups over the last two years or not?] (Q101)
TOTAL%
1) Yes 47.8
2) No 51.5
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL) .6
Missing6045 
TOTAL3968100.0
131) [ASK IF HAVE CONTRIBUTED MONEY DURING 2012/2013 (Q101=1): Over the last two years, would you say all of those contributions added up to more than $100 or less than that? (Q102)
TOTAL%
1) More than $100 57.3
2) Less than that 41.2
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL) 1.5
Missing8029 
TOTAL1984100.0
132) [ASK IF MORE THAN $100 (Q102=1): And did they add up to more than $250 or not? (Q102A)
TOTAL%
1) More than $250 45.6
2) No, less than that 50.9
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL) 3.5
Missing8800 
TOTAL1213100.0
133) [ASK ALL:] [IF Q100=1: And again,] just thinking about the last two years...Please tell me if you have done any of the following. First, over the last two years have you [INSERT ITEM; RANDOMIZE] or not? And over the last two years have you [INSERT NEXT ITEM] or not? [a. Worked or volunteered for a political candidate or campaign] (Q105A)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, have done this within the last two years 7.7
2) No, have not done this within the last two years 92.2
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL) .1
TOTAL10013100.0
134) [ASK ALL:] [IF Q100=1: And again,] just thinking about the last two years...Please tell me if you have done any of the following. First, over the last two years have you [INSERT ITEM; RANDOMIZE], or not? And over the last two years have you [INSERT NEXT ITEM], or not? [b. Contacted any elected official] (Q105B)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, have done this within the last two years 28.2
2) No, have not done this within the last two years 71.6
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL) .2
TOTAL10013100.0
135) [ASK ALL:] [IF Q100=1: And again,] just thinking about the last two years...Please tell me if you have done any of the following. First, over the last two years have you [INSERT ITEM; RANDOMIZE] or not? And over the last two years have you [INSERT NEXT ITEM] or not? [d. Attended a campaign event] (Q105D)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, have done this within the last two years 15.5
2) No, have not done this within the last two years 84.4
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL) .1
TOTAL10013100.0
136) [ASK ALL PHASE A:] And have you, yourself ever run for federal, state, or local elected office or not? (Q106)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, have run for elected office 2.1
2) No, have not run for elected office 97.9
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL) .1
Missing6672 
TOTAL3341100.0
137) [ASK ALL PHASE B:] Next, do you favor or oppose legalized casino gambling in your state? (QB106)
TOTAL%
1) Favor 60.8
2) Oppose 33
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL) 6.2
Missing6676 
TOTAL3337100.0
138) [ASK ALL PHASE B:] Right now, which ONE of the following do you think should be the more important priority for addressing America's energy supply? [READ AND RANDOMIZE]? (QB107)
TOTAL%
1) Developing alternative sources, such as wind, solar and hydrogen technology 64.9
2) Expanding exploration and production of oil, coal and natural gas 28.4
3) Both should be given equal priority (VOL) 5
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL) 1.6
Missing6676 
TOTAL3337100.0
139) [ASK ALL PHASE B:] Do you strongly favor, favor, oppose or strongly oppose allowing gays and lesbians to marry legally? (QB108)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly favor 24.2
2) Favor 29.7
3) Oppose 20.3
4) Strongly oppose 18.6
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL) 7.1
Missing6676 
TOTAL3337100.0
140) [ASK ALL PHASE B:] Thinking about our economic and trade policy toward China, which is more important [READ AND RANDOMIZE]? (QB109)
TOTAL%
1) Building a stronger relationship with China on economic issues 51.1
2) Getting tougher with China on economic issues 40.9
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL) 8
Missing6676 
TOTAL3337100.0
141) [ASK ALL PHASE B:] Do you think the use of marijuana should be made legal or not? (QB110)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, legal 54.2
2) No, illegal 42.5
9) Don't know/Refused 3.4
Missing6676 
TOTAL3337100.0
142) [ASK ALL PHASE C:] How much, if anything, have you read or heard about COMMON CORE, a set of education standards for students in grades K-12? Have you heard... [READ] (QC111)
TOTAL%
1) A lot 18.3
2) A little 41.3
3) Nothing at all 39.9
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL) .5
Missing6678 
TOTAL3335100.0
143) [ASK IF HEARD OF COMMON CORE (QC111=1,2)]: From what you've read and heard, do you strongly favor, favor, oppose or strongly oppose the Common Core education standards? (QC112)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly favor 8.8
2) Favor 36.5
3) Oppose 24.2
4) Strongly oppose 14.6
9) Don't know/Refused 15.9
Missing7874 
TOTAL2139100.0
144) [ASK ALL PHASE C:] In general, do you think that free trade agreements between the U.S. and other countries have been a good thing or a bad thing for the United States? (QC115)
TOTAL%
1) Good thing 59
2) Bad thing 30.5
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL) 10.5
Missing6678 
TOTAL3335100.0
145) [ASK ALL PHASE C:] Do you approve or disapprove of the health care law passed by Barack Obama and Congress in 2010? (QC116)
TOTAL%
1) Approve 41.4
2) Disapprove 53.2
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL) 5.4
Missing6678 
TOTAL3335100.0
146) [ASK IF APPROVE OR DISAPPROVE (QC116=1,2):] Do you [approve/disapprove] very strongly or not so strongly? (QC116A)
TOTAL%
1) Very strongly 71.5
2) Not so strongly 27.7
9) Don't know/Refused .8
Missing6866 
TOTAL3147100.0
147) [ASK IF 'DISAPPROVE' (QC116=2):] What do you think elected officials who oppose the health care law should do now that the law has started to take effect? Should they [READ AND RANDOMIZE] or should they [ITEM]? (QC117)
TOTAL%
1) Do what they can to make the law work as well as possible 57
2) Do what they can to make the law fail 36.2
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL) 6.7
Missing8224 
TOTAL1789100.0
148) [RANDOMIZE IN BLOCKS: Q121/121a/b, Q122/122a/b, Q123/a/b, Q124/a/b, Q125/a/b, Q126/a/b] [ASK ALL PHASE A:] Do you think it is the responsibility of the federal government to make sure all Americans have health care coverage or is that not the responsibility of the federal government? (Q121)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, government responsibility 46.7
2) No, not government responsibility 50.4
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL) 2.9
Missing6672 
TOTAL3341100.0
149) [RANDOMIZE IN BLOCKS: Q121/121a/b, Q122/122a/b, Q123/a/b, Q124/a/b, Q125/a/b, Q126/a/b] [ASK IF GOVERNMENT RESPONSIBILITY (Q121=1):] Should health insurance [READ AND RANDOMIZE]? (Q121A)
TOTAL%
1) Be provided through a single national health insurance system run by the government [OR] 45
2) Continue to be provided through mix of private insurance companies and government programs 49.9
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL) 5.1
Missing8521 
TOTAL1492100.0
150) [RANDOMIZE IN BLOCKS: Q121/121a/b, Q122/122a/b, Q123/a/b, Q124/a/b, Q125/a/b, Q126/a/b] [ASK IF NOT GOVERNMENT RESPONSIBILITY (Q121=2):] Should the government [REAND AND RANDOMIZE]? (Q121B)
TOTAL%
1) Not be involved in providing health insurance at all [OR] 12.7
2) Continue programs like Medicare and Medicaid for seniors and the very poor 85.9
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL) 1.5
Missing8251 
TOTAL1762100.0
151) [RANDOMIZE IN BLOCKS: Q121/121a/b, Q122/122a/b, Q123/a/b, Q124/a/b, Q125/a/b, Q126/a/b] [ASK ALL PHASE A:] Which comes closer to your view about how to handle immigrants who are now living in the U.S. illegally? Should they [READ AND RANDOMIZE] (Q122)
TOTAL%
1) Not be eligible for citizenship 22.7
2) Be eligible for citizenship if they meet certain requirements 75.6
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL) 1.7
Missing6672 
TOTAL3341100.0
152) [RANDOMIZE IN BLOCKS: Q121/121a/b, Q122/122a/b, Q123/a/b, Q124/a/b, Q125/a/b, Q126/a/b] [ASK IF NOT ELIGIBLE FOR CITIZENSHIP (Q122=1):] Do you think there should be a national law enforcement effort to deport all immigrants who are now living in the U.S. illegally or should that not be done? (Q122A)
TOTAL%
1) Should be national law enforcement effort to deport [OR] 76.9
2) Should not be national law enforcement effort to deport 20.7
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL) 2.4
Missing9266 
TOTAL747100.0
153) [RANDOMIZE IN BLOCKS: Q121/121a/b, Q122/122a/b, Q123/a/b, Q124/a/b, Q125/a/b, Q126/a/b] [ASK IF BE ELIGIBLE FOR CITIZENSHIP (Q122=2):] And if immigrants meet these requirements, should they be eligible for citizenship? [READ AND RANDOMIZE] (Q122B)
TOTAL%
1) Right away [OR] 26.9
2) Only after a period of time 71.6
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL) 1.5
Missing7475 
TOTAL2538100.0
154) [RANDOMIZE IN BLOCKS: Q121/121a/b, Q122/122a/b, Q123/a/b, Q124/a/b, Q125/a/b, Q126/a/b] [ASK ALL PHASE A:] What do you think is more important - to protect the right of Americans to own guns or to control gun ownership? (Q123)
TOTAL%
1) Protect the right of Americans to own guns 49.4
2) Control gun ownership 47.9
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL) 2.6
Missing6672 
TOTAL3341100.0
155) [RANDOMIZE IN BLOCKS: Q121/121a/b, Q122/122a/b, Q123/a/b, Q124/a/b, Q125/a/b, Q126/a/b] [ASK IF MORE IMPORTANT TO PROTECT OWNERSHIP (Q123=1):] And do you think there should be [READ AND RANDOMIZE]? (Q123A)
TOTAL%
1) Some restrictions on gun ownership [OR] 76.7
2) No restrictions on gun ownership 22
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL) 1.2
Missing8344 
TOTAL1669100.0
156) [RANDOMIZE IN BLOCKS: Q121/121a/b, Q122/122a/b, Q123/a/b, Q124/a/b, Q125/a/b, Q126/a/b] [ASK IF MORE IMPORTANT TO CONTROL OWNERSHIP (Q123=2):] And do you think [READ AND RANDOMIZE]? (Q123B)
TOTAL%
1) Most Americans should be able to own guns with certain limits in place [OR] 72.9
2) Only law enforcement and security personnel should be able to own guns 25.4
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL) 1.7
Missing8426 
TOTAL1587100.0
157) [RANDOMIZE IN BLOCKS: Q121/121a/b, Q122/122a/b, Q123/a/b, Q124/a/b, Q125/a/b, Q126/a/b] [ASK ALL PHASE A:] Do you think abortion should be [READ AND RANDOMIZE] (Q124)
TOTAL%
1) LEGAL in all or most cases 51.3
2) ILLEGAL in all or most cases 42.9
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL) 5.8
Missing6672 
TOTAL3341100.0
158) [RANDOMIZE IN BLOCKS: Q121/121a/b, Q122/122a/b, Q123/a/b, Q124/a/b, Q125/a/b, Q126/a/b] [ASK IF LEGAL IN ALL/MOST (Q124=1):] Do you think there are any situations in which abortion should be restricted, or should there be no restrictions at all on abortion? (Q124A)
TOTAL%
1) Situations in which abortion should be restricted [OR] 61.2
2) No restrictions at all on abortion 37.9
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL) .9
Missing8263 
TOTAL1750100.0
159) [RANDOMIZE IN BLOCKS: Q121/121a/b, Q122/122a/b, Q123/a/b, Q124/a/b, Q125/a/b, Q126/a/b] [ASK IF ILLEGAL IN ALL/MOST (Q124=2): Do you think there are any situations in which abortion should be allowed or should there be no situations at all where abortion is allowed? (Q124B)
TOTAL%
1) Situations in which abortion should be allowed 66
2) No situations where abortion should be allowed 32.3
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL) 1.7
Missing8626 
TOTAL1387100.0
160) [RANDOMIZE IN BLOCKS: Q121/121a/b, Q122/122a/b, Q123/a/b, Q124/a/b, Q125/a/b, Q126/a/b] [ASK ALL PHASE A:] Thinking about the long term future of Social Security, do you think [READ AND RANDOMIZE]? (Q125)
TOTAL%
1) Some reductions in benefits for future retirees need to be considered [OR] 30.7
2) Social Security benefits should not be reduced in any way 66.7
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL) 2.6
Missing6672 
TOTAL3341100.0
161) [RANDOMIZE IN BLOCKS: Q121/121a/b, Q122/122a/b, Q123/a/b, Q124/a/b, Q125/a/b, Q126/a/b] [ASK IF ACCEPTABLE (Q125=1):] Should Social Security be [READ AND RANDOMIZE]? (Q125A)
TOTAL%
1) Phased out as a government program [OR] 20.6
2) Maintained at a reduced level 76.9
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL) 2.5
Missing8964 
TOTAL1049100.0
162) [RANDOMIZE IN BLOCKS: Q121/121a/b, Q122/122a/b, Q123/a/b, Q124/a/b, Q125/a/b, Q126/a/b] [ASK IF UNACCEPTABLE (Q125=2):] Should Social Security be [READ AND RANDOMIZE]? (Q125B)
TOTAL%
1) Cover more people, with greater benefits [OR] 40.5
2) Be kept about as it is 55.6
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL) 3.9
Missing7816 
TOTAL2197100.0
163) [RANDOMIZE IN BLOCKS: Q121/121a/b, Q122/122a/b, Q123/a/b, Q124/a/b, Q125/a/b, Q126/a/b] [ASK ALL PHASE A:] Overall do you approve or disapprove of the government's collection of telephone and internet data as part of anti-terrorism efforts? (Q126)
TOTAL%
1) Approve 41.7
2) Disapprove 53.7
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL) 4.6
TOTAL10013100.0
164) [RANDOMIZE IN BLOCKS: Q121/121a/b, Q122/122a/b, Q123/a/b, Q124/a/b, Q125/a/b, Q126/a/b] [ASK IF APPROVE IN PHASE A (Q126=1):] Do you think the National Security Agency should be allowed to collect whatever data it needs or should there be limits on what it collects? (Q126A)
TOTAL%
1) NSA should be allowed to collect whatever data it needs 36.3
2) Should be limits on what NSA collects 62.2
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL) 1.4
Missing8615 
TOTAL1398100.0
165) [RANDOMIZE IN BLOCKS: Q121/121a/b, Q122/122a/b, Q123/a/b, Q124/a/b, Q125/a/b, Q126/a/b] [ASK IF DISAPPROVE IN PHASE A (Q126=2):] Do you think the National Security Agency should be prevented from collecting any data about U.S. citizens or should it be allowed to collect some limited information? (Q126B)
TOTAL%
1) NSA prevented from collecting any data on citizens 27.6
2) NSA should be allowed to collect some limited information 70.1
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL) 2.3
Missing8243 
TOTAL1770100.0
166) [ASK ALL PHASE C:] In general, do you think affirmative action programs designed to increase the number of black and minority students on college campuses are a good thing or a bad thing? (QC127)
TOTAL%
1) Good thing 62.6
2) Bad thing 29.6
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL) 7.9
Missing6678 
TOTAL3335100.0
167) [ASK ALL PHASE C:] Do you favor or oppose building the Keystone XL pipeline that would transport oil from Canada's oil sands region through the Midwest to refineries in Texas? (QC128)
TOTAL%
1) Favor 61.4
2) Oppose 27
9) Don't know/Refused 11.5
Missing6678 
TOTAL3335100.0
168) Which comes closer to your view? [READ AND RANDOMIZE] (QC135)
TOTAL%
1) Humans and other living things have evolved over time 61.3
2) Humans and other living things have existed in their present form since the beginning of time 34.2
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL) 4.5
Missing6678 
TOTAL3335100.0
169) [ASK IF EVOLVED (QC135=1):] And do you think that... [READ OPTIONS AND RANDOMIZE]? (QC135A)
TOTAL%
1) Humans and other living things have evolved due to natural processes such as natural selection 55.7
2) A supreme being guided the evolution of living things for the purpose of creating humans and other life in the form it exists today 37.4
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL) 7
Missing7934 
TOTAL2079100.0
170) Read in for B139 (B139TXT)
TOTAL%
1) The Bible 94.4
2) The Torah 1.8
3) The Koran .9
4) The Holy Scripture 2.9
Missing6676 
TOTAL3337100.0
171) [ASK ALL PHASE B:] Which comes closest to your view? [READ IN ORDER] [Holy book: If Christian or no religion (RELIG=1-4, 9, 10, 12, 13 or CHR=1) insert 'the Bible'; If Jewish (RELIG=5), insert 'the Torah'; If Muslim (RELIG=6), insert, 'the Koran'; If other non-Christian affiliations (RELIG=7, 8, 14 OR (RELIG=11 AND CHR=2, 9)), insert 'the Holy Scripture'; IF DK/REF in RELIGION (RELIG=99) AND CHR=2, 9, insert 'the Bible']. (QB139)
TOTAL%
1) [Holy Book] is the word of God, [OR] 65.4
2) [Holy Book] is a book written by men and is not the word of God 29.6
3) Other (VOL) 1.4
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL) 3.6
Missing6676 
TOTAL3337100.0
172) Read in for b139 (B139ATXT)
TOTAL%
1) The Bible should be taken literally, word for word 94.4
2) The Torah should be taken literally, word for word 1.8
3) The Koran should be taken literally, word for word .9
4) The Holy Scripture should be taken literally, word for word 2.9
Missing6676 
TOTAL3337100.0
173) [ASK IF BELIEVE HOLY BOOK IS WORD OF GOD (QB139=1):] And would you say that [READ IN ORDER]? (QB139B)
TOTAL%
1) [Holy Book] is to be taken literally, word for word [OR] 50.9
2) Not everything in [Holy Book] should be taken literally, word for word 45.2
3) Other (VOL) 1.3
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL) 2.6
Missing7876 
TOTAL2137100.0
174) Respondent's sex (SEX)
TOTAL%
1) Men 48.8
2) Women 51.2
TOTAL10013100.0
175) What is your age? (AGE)
TOTAL%
18) 18 2.2
19) 19 1.7
20) 20 1.8
21) 21 2
22) 22 1.7
23) 23 1.9
24) 24 1.7
25) 25 1.6
26) 26 1.9
27) 27 1.5
28) 28 1.7
29) 29 1.8
30) 30 1.8
31) 31 1.6
32) 32 1.9
33) 33 1.7
34) 34 1.6
35) 35 1.7
36) 36 1.6
37) 37 1.3
38) 38 1.4
39) 39 1.6
40) 40 1.9
41) 41 1.2
42) 42 1.8
43) 43 1.9
44) 44 2
45) 45 1.5
46) 46 1.6
47) 47 1.6
48) 48 1.7
49) 49 1.7
50) 50 2.5
51) 51 1.8
52) 52 2
53) 53 2.1
54) 54 2
55) 55 2.1
56) 56 1.6
57) 57 1.8
58) 58 1.6
59) 59 1.7
60) 60 2.1
61) 61 1.4
62) 62 1.6
63) 63 1.2
64) 64 1.5
65) 65 1.4
66) 66 1.2
67) 67 1.3
68) 68 .9
69) 69 .9
70) 70 1.4
71) 71 .9
72) 72 .9
73) 73 .9
74) 74 .7
75) 75 .7
76) 76 .7
77) 77 .4
78) 78 .6
79) 79 .4
80) 80 .7
81) 81 .4
82) 82 .4
83) 83 .5
84) 84 .3
85) 85 .3
86) 86 .2
87) 87 .2
88) 88 .2
89) 89 .1
90) 90 .1
91) 91 .1
92) 92 .1
93) 93 .1
94) 94 0
95) 95 0
96) 96 0
97) 97 or older 0
99) Don't know/Refused (VOL) 1
TOTAL10013100.0
176) What is the highest level of school you have completed or the highest degree you have received (EDUC)
TOTAL%
1) Less than high school (grades one to eight or no formal schooling) 2.7
2) High school incomplete (grades nine-11 or grade 12 with NO diploma) 6.3
3) High school graduate (grade 12 with diploma or GED certificate) 31.4
4) Some college, no degree (includes community college) 19.5
5) Two year associate degree from a college or university 12.3
6) Four year college or university degree/bachelor's degree (e.g., BS, BA, AB) 17.3
7) Some postgraduate or professional schooling, no postgraduate degree (e.g. some graduate school) 1
8) Postgraduate or professional degree, including master's, doctorate, medical or law degree (e.g., MA, MS, PhD, MD, JD) 9.2
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL) .3
TOTAL10013100.0
177) Are you of Hispanic, Latino or Spanish origin, such as Mexican, Puerto Rican or Cuban? - Includes RACE backcodes (HISP)
TOTAL%
1) Yes 13.3
2) No 86.1
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL) .6
TOTAL10013100.0
178) Which of the following describes your race? You can select as many as apply. White, black or African American, Asian or Asian American, or some other race. (MENTION #1) (RACEM1)
TOTAL%
1) White (e.g., Caucasian, European, Irish, Italian, Arab, Middle Eastern) 74.5
2) Black or African-American (e.g., Negro, Kenyan, Nigerian, Haitian) 12.8
3) Asian or Asian-American (e.g., Asian Indian, Chinese, Filipino, Vietnamese or other Asian origin groups) 2.9
4) Some other race (SPECIFY) IF NEEDED: What race or races is that? .5
5) Native American/American Indian/Alaskan Native (VOL) 1.4
6) Pacific Islander/Native Hawaiian (VOL) .2
7) Hispanic/Latino (e.g., Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban) (VOL) 5.6
8) Don't know (VOL) .2
9) Refused (e.g., non-race answers like American, Human, purple) (VOL) 1.7
TOTAL10013100.0
179) Which of the following describes your race? You can select as many as apply. White, black or African American, Asian or Asian American, or some other race. (MENTION #2) (RACEM2)
TOTAL%
1) White (e.g., Caucasian, European, Irish, Italian, Arab, Middle Eastern) 9.1
2) Black or African-American (e.g., Negro, Kenyan, Nigerian, Haitian) 21.9
3) Asian or Asian-American (e.g., Asian Indian, Chinese, Filipino, Vietnamese or other Asian origin groups) 13.2
4) Some other race (SPECIFY) IF NEEDED: What race or races is that? 1.3
5) Native American/American Indian/Alaska Native (VOL) 37.4
6) Pacific Islander/Native Hawaiian (VOL) 1.3
7) Hispanic/Latino (e.g., Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban) (VOL) 15.8
Missing9622 
TOTAL391100.0
180) Which of the following describes your race? You can select as many as apply. White, black or African American, Asian or Asian American, or some other race. (MENTION #3) (RACEM3)
TOTAL%
1) White (e.g., Caucasian, European, Irish, Italian, Arab, Middle Eastern) 5.3
2) Black or African-American (e.g., Negro, Kenyan, Nigerian, Haitian) 3.5
3) Asian or Asian-American (e.g., Asian Indian, Chinese, Filipino, Vietnamese or other Asian origin groups) 10.5
4) Some other race (SPECIFY) IF NEEDED: What race or races is that? 1.8
5) Native American/American Indian/Alaska Native (VOL) 45.6
6) Pacific Islander/Native Hawaiian (VOL) 7
7) Hispanic/Latino (e.g., Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban) (VOL) 26.3
Missing9966 
TOTAL47100.0
181) Which of the following describes your race? You can select as many as apply. White, black or African American, Asian or Asian American, or some other race. (MENTION #4) (RACEM4)
TOTAL%
1) White (e.g., Caucasian, European, Irish, Italian, Arab, Middle Eastern) 0
2) Black or African-American (e.g., Negro, Kenyan, Nigerian, Haitian) 0
3) Asian or Asian-American (e.g., Asian Indian, Chinese, Filipino, Vietnamese or other Asian origin groups) 25
4) Some other race (SPECIFY) IF NEEDED: What race or races is that? 0
5) Native American/American Indian/Alaska Native (VOL) 75
6) Pacific Islander/Native Hawaiian (VOL) 0
7) Hispanic/Latino (e.g., Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban) (VOL) 0
Missing10008 
TOTAL5100.0
182) Were you born in the United States, on the island of Puerto Rico or in another country? [BIRTHHISP] (BORNHISP)
TOTAL%
1) U.S. 50.9
2) Puerto Rico 3.5
3) Another country 45.4
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL) .2
Missing9116 
TOTAL897100.0
183) Were you born in the United States or in another country? (USBORN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, born in U.S. 93
2) No, some other country 6.8
3) Puerto Rico (VOL) 0
4) Other U.S. territories (includes Guam, Samoa, U.S. Virgin Islands) .1
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL) .1
Missing897 
TOTAL9116100.0
184) Are you currently married, living with a partner, divorced, separated, widowed or have you never been married? (MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Married 48.2
2) Living with a partner 8.1
3) Divorced 10.6
4) Separated 2.5
5) Widowed 6.5
6) Never been married 23.6
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL) .5
TOTAL10013100.0
185) Are you the parent or guardian of any children under 18 now living in your household? (PARENT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes 29.9
2) No 69.8
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL) .3
Missing6672 
TOTAL3341100.0
186) Are you a citizen of the United States or not? (CITIZEN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes 53.9
2) No 44.4
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL) 1.7
Missing9081 
TOTAL932100.0
187) 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, Pentecostal, Episcopalian, etc.) 36.3
2) Roman Catholic (Catholic) 21.4
3) Mormon (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints/LDS) 1.6
4) Orthodox (Greek, Russian or some other Orthodox church) .7
5) Jewish (Judaism) 1.8
6) Muslim (Islam) .8
7) Buddhist .6
8) Hindu .5
9) Atheist (do not believe in God) 2.8
10) Agnostic (not sure if there is a God) 3.5
11) Something else (SPECIFY) 2.2
12) Nothing in particular 13.6
13) Christian (VOL) 12.3
14) Unitarian (Universalist) (VOL) .3
99) Don't know/Refused (VOL) 1.4
TOTAL10013100.0
188) Do you think of yourself as a Christian or not? (CHR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes 63.2
2) No 28
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL) 8.9
Missing9366 
TOTAL647100.0
189) Would you describe yourself as a 'born again' or evangelical Christian or not? (BORN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, would 43.4
2) No, would not 52.9
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL) 3.7
Missing2543 
TOTAL7470100.0
190) 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 12.4
2) Once a week 22.8
3) Once or twice a month 15.1
4) A few times a year 19
5) Seldom 17.2
6) Never 12.8
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL) .7
TOTAL10013100.0
191) Last year, that is in 2013, what was your total family income from all sources, before taxes? Just stop me when I get to the right category. (INCOME)
TOTAL%
1) Less than $10,000 9.6
2) $10,000 to under $20,000 11.9
3) $20,000 to under $30,000 12.5
4) $30,000 to under $40,000 9.8
5) $40,000 to under $50,000 8.2
6) $50,000 to under $75,000 13.6
7) $75,000 to under $100,000 10.4
8) $100,000 to under $150,000 [OR] 8.4
9) $150,000 or more 6.7
10) Don't know/Refused (VOL) 8.9
TOTAL10013100.0
192) And your total 2013 family income before taxes... (INCHI)
TOTAL%
1) Under $250,000 [OR] 65.9
2) $250,000 or more 28.9
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL) 5.2
Missing9148 
TOTAL865100.0
193) Which of these statements best describes you? (REG)
TOTAL%
1) Are you ABSOLUTELY CERTAIN that you are registered to vote at your current address [OR] 73.1
2) Are you PROBABLY registered, but there is a chance your registration has lapsed [OR] 5.5
3) Are you NOT registered to vote at your current address 20.3
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL) 1.1
TOTAL10013100.0
194) [ASK ALL:] In politics TODAY, do you consider yourself a Republican, Democrat or Independent? (PARTY)
TOTAL%
1) Republican 21.9
2) Democrat 30.7
3) Independent 41.3
4) No preference (VOL) 3
5) Other party (VOL) .8
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL) 2.2
TOTAL10013100.0
195) [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 36.1
2) Democrat 35.9
9) Other/Don't know/Refused (VOL) 28
Missing5479 
TOTAL4534100.0
196) Flag for interviews after partystr was added-use this variable as a filter to get partystr based on total interviews after added and in wincross job [PARTYSTRFLAG] (PRTYFLAG)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL95691.000.00
197) [ASK IF REPUBLICAN OR DEMOCRAT (PARTY=1,2):] Do you consider yourself a STRONG [REPUBLICAN/DEMOCRAT] or NOT a strong [Republican/Democrat]? (PARTYSTR)
TOTAL%
1) Strong 54.3
2) Not strong 44.2
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL) 1.5
Missing4796 
TOTAL5217100.0
198) Party with leaners\V (PARTYSUM)
TOTAL%
1) Republican/Independent Republican 39
2) Democrat/Independent Democrat 47.7
9) No leaning 13.3
TOTAL10013100.0
199) In general, would you describe your political views as... (IDEO)
TOTAL%
1) Very conservative 7.5
2) Conservative 28.4
3) Moderate 36.2
4) Liberal [OR] 16.6
5) Very liberal 6.6
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL) 4.6
TOTAL10013100.0
200) [RANDOMIZE ORDER OF QB140/QB140B AND QB141/QB141B IN BLOCKS ASK IF NOT CURRENTLY DEMOCRAT IN PHASE B (PARTY=1,3,4,5,9 AND REG=1):] Has there ever been a time when you have thought of yourself as a DEMOCRAT or not? (QB140)
TOTAL%
1) Yes 41.1
2) No 57.3
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL) 1.7
Missing8162 
TOTAL1851100.0
201) [ASK IF EVER THOUGHT OF SELF AS DEMOCRAT (QB140=1):] What about in the past 10 years, have you thought of yourself as a Democrat in the past 10 years or not? (QB140B)
TOTAL%
1) Yes 56.5
2) No 43
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL) .4
Missing9226 
TOTAL787100.0
202) [RANDOMIZE ORDER OF QB140/QB140B AND QB141/QB141B IN BLOCKS ASK IF NOT CURRENTLY DEMOCRAT IN PHASE B (PARTY=1,3,4,5,9 AND REG=1):] Has there ever been a time when you have thought of yourself as a REPUBLICAN or not? (QB141)
TOTAL%
1) Yes 36.5
2) No 62.2
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL) 1.2
Missing8085 
TOTAL1928100.0
203) [ASK IF EVER THOUGHT OF SELF AS REPUBLIC (QB141=1):] What about in the past 10 years, have you thought of yourself as a Republican in the past 10 years or not? (QB141B)
TOTAL%
1) Yes 66.1
2) No 33.4
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL) .5
Missing9254 
TOTAL759100.0
204) [ASK ALL PHASE C REGISTERED VOTERS (REG=1):] Thinking about the elections you have voted in over the past several years, including national and statewide elections. Would you say you...? [READ IN ORDER; REVERSE ORDER FOR RANDOM HALF OF SAMPLE] (QC142)
TOTAL%
1) Always vote Republican 10.2
2) Usually vote Republican 23.2
3) Vote about equally for both parties 23.2
4) Usually vote Democratic 20.9
5) Always vote Democratic 18
7) Have never voted .5
8) Don't vote for either party/vote for other parties 1.9
9) Don't know/Refused 2
Missing7360 
TOTAL2653100.0
205) [ASK ALL REGISTERED VOTERS (REG=1):] As you may know, primary elections, where parties select their nominees, take place in the months before general elections. Thinking about the primary elections for Congress this year, do you happen to know in what month your state's primary will be held? [OPEN END; SINGLE PUNCH; DO NOT READ, USE PRECODES, IF RESPONDENT IS NOT SURE, DO NOT PROBE, ENTER AS DON'T KNOW] (Q148)
TOTAL%
1) January/February .5
2) March 3.1
3) April 1.6
4) May 6
5) June 3.2
6) July .3
7) August 1.9
8) September 2.6
9) October/November/December 10.5
99) Don't know/Refused (VOL) 70.2
Missing2014 
TOTAL7999100.0
206) [ASK ALL REGISTERED VOTERS (REG=1):] And how often would you say you vote in congressional PRIMARY elections. Would you say you vote in congressional primary elections...? [READ IN ORDER] (Q149)
TOTAL%
1) Always 35.3
2) Nearly always 21.7
3) Party of the time [OR] 17.2
4) Seldom or never 23.9
5) Not registered with a party/Can't vote in primaries .8
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL) 1.1
Missing2014 
TOTAL7999100.0
207) [ASK ALL:] From what you know, do you agree or disagree with the Tea Party movement or don't you have an opinion either way? [TEAPARTY2] (TEAPTY2)
TOTAL%
1) Agree 17.7
2) Disagree 28.3
3) No opinion either way 50.6
8) Haven't heard of (VOL) 1.4
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL) 2.1
TOTAL10013100.0
208) [ASK IF AGREE WITH TEA PARTY IN PHASE A (TEAPTY2=1):] Have you ever attended a Tea Party rally or meeting or not? [IF YES: Was that in the last two years or not?] (Q150)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, within the last two years 8.4
2) Yes, but NOT within the last two years 8.9
3) Yes, but don't know if within last two years .3
4) No 82.4
Missing9351 
TOTAL662100.0
209) In the 2012 presidential election between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, did things come up that kept you from voting or did you happen to vote? (PVOTE12A)
TOTAL%
1) Voted 89.2
2) Did not vote (includes too young to vote) 10.1
8) Don't remember if voted (VOL) .3
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL) .4
Missing7332 
TOTAL2681100.0
210) Did you vote for Obama, Romney or someone else? (PVOTE12B)
TOTAL%
1) Obama 49.4
2) Romney 39.5
3) Other candidate 6.9
4) Don't remember which candidate (VOL) .5
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL) 3.8
Missing7545 
TOTAL2468100.0
211) Are you now employed full-time, part-time, retired or are you not employed for pay? (EMPLOY2)
TOTAL%
1) Employed full-time 43.7
2) Employed part-time 13.1
3) Retired 20.2
4) Not employed for pay 15.1
5) Have own business/self-employed (VOL) 1.8
6) Disabled (VOL) 3.1
7) Student (VOL) 1.4
8) Other (VOL) .8
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL) .8
Missing6676 
TOTAL3337100.0
212) Are you currently looking for work or not? (EMPLOY1)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, looking for work 24
2) No, not looking for work 75.8
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL) .2
Missing8549 
TOTAL1464100.0
213) Would you prefer to be working full time or not? (EMPLOY7)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, would prefer full time 54.7
2) No, would not 44.4
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL) .9
Missing9638 
TOTAL375100.0
214) How many people, including yourself, live in your household? (HH1)
TOTAL%
1) 1 16
2) 2 32.3
3) 3 19
4) 4 16.6
5) 5 8.1
6) 6 3.6
7) 7 1.4
8) Eight or more 1.1
9) Don't know/Refused 1.9
TOTAL10013100.0
215) How many, including yourself, are adults, age 18 and older? (HH3)
TOTAL%
1) 1 4.8
2) 2 60.2
3) 3 21.1
4) 4 8.6
5) 5 2.1
6) 6 .9
7) 7 .3
8) Eight or more .2
9) Don't know/Refused 1.8
Missing2114 
TOTAL7899100.0
216) Now thinking about your telephone use... Do you have a working cell phone? (QL1)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, have cell phone 78.2
2) No, do not 20.7
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL) 1.1
Missing5003 
TOTAL5010100.0
217) Does anyone in your household have a working cell phone? (QL1A)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, someone in household has cell phone 32.7
2) No 60.1
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL) 7.2
Missing9509 
TOTAL504100.0
218) 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 34.1
2) No, home telephone 65.1
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL) .8
Missing5010 
TOTAL5003100.0
219) Of all telephone calls that you receive, do you get... (LC2)
TOTAL%
1) All or almost all calls on a cell phone 24.7
2) Some on a cell phone and some on a regular home phone 31.7
3) All or almost all calls on a regular home phone 43.1
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL) .5
Missing8776 
TOTAL1237100.0
220) Now thinking about all the people in your household, including yourself, of all the telephone calls that your household receives, are... (LC3)
TOTAL%
1) All or almost all calls on a cell phone 35.8
2) Some on a cell phone and some on a regular home phone 44.1
3) All or almost all calls on a regular home phone 19.4
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL) .7
Missing4558 
TOTAL5455100.0
221) What is your ZIP Code? (QZIP)
TOTAL%
1) Gave ZIP Code 97.1
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL) 2.9
TOTAL10013100.0
222) We'd like to send you $5 for your time. Can I please have your name and a mailing address where we can send you the money? (MONEY)
TOTAL%
1) Respondent agrees 66.3
9) Respondent does not want the money (VOL) 33.8
Missing5010 
TOTAL5003100.0
223) I HERBY ATTEST THAT THIS IS A TRUE AND HONEST INTERVIEW. INTERVIEW GENDER: (ISEX)
TOTAL%
1) Male 49.9
2) Female 50.1
Missing10 
TOTAL10003100.0
224) Are you, yourself, of Hispanic origin or descent, such as Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban or some other Spanish background? (IHISP1)
TOTAL%
1) Yes 19.8
2) No 78.5
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL) 1.7
Missing10 
TOTAL10003100.0
225) Which of the following describes your race? You can select as many as apply. (MENTION #1) (IRACE1M1)
TOTAL%
1) White 70
2) Black or African-American 21.2
4) Or some other race 5.9
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL) 3
Missing10 
TOTAL10003100.0
226) Which of the following describes your race? You can select as many as apply (MENTION #2) (IRACE1M2)
TOTAL%
1) White .7
2) Black or African-American 32.3
3) Asian or Asian-American 26.3
4) Or some other race 40.6
Missing9559 
TOTAL454100.0
227) Which of the following describes your race? You can select as many as apply. (MENTION #3) (IRACE1M3)
TOTAL%
3) Asian or Asian-American 65.3
4) Or some other race 34.7
Missing9913 
TOTAL100100.0
228) Which of the following describes your race? You can select as many as apply. (MENTION #4) (IRACE1M4)
TOTAL%
4) Or some other race 100
Missing9955 
TOTAL58100.0
229) Combining Race (RACECMB)
TOTAL%
1) White 71
2) Black or African-American 12.2
3) Asian or Asian-American 2.8
4) Mixed race 4.8
5) Or some other race 7.3
9) Don't know/Refused 1.9
TOTAL10013100.0
230) Race-Ethnicity (RACETHN)
TOTAL%
1) White non-Hispanic 65.8
2) Black non-Hispanic 11.8
3) Hispanic 13.3
4) Other 7.6
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL) 1.6
TOTAL10013100.0
231) Internet usage (INTUSER)
TOTAL%
0) Not Internet user 11.4
1) Internet user 88.6
TOTAL10013100.0
232) Indicates whether or not Q148 is correct [Q148CORRECT] (Q148COR)
TOTAL%
1) Correct 12
2) Incorrect 17.4
3) Louisiana resident 1.7
9) Don't know/Refused 68.9
Missing2014 
TOTAL7999100.0
233) LLWEIGHT (LLWEIGHT)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL50101.431.22
234) Cell Weight [CELLWEIGHT] (CELLWGHT)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL50031.120.42
235) Ideological consistency scale, based on 10 questions [IDEOCONSIST] (IDEOCON)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL10013-0.605.01
236) Ideological consistency scale recoded into categories [IDEOCONSISTREC] (IDEOCONR)
TOTAL%
1) Consistent liberal 12.2
2) Mostly liberal 22.4
3) Mixed 39.2
4) Mostly conservative 17.6
5) Consistent conservative 8.6
TOTAL10013100.0
237) Bystander (BYS)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL100130.100.30
238) Final Typology Assignments [TYPOGROUPS] (TYPOGRP)
TOTAL%
1) Solid liberal 14.7
2) Faith and family left 14.7
3) Next generation left 12.5
4) Hard pressed skeptics 12.8
5) Young outsiders 13.6
6) Business conservatives 9.6
7) Steadfast conservatives 12.1
8) Bystanders 10
TOTAL10013100.0
239) Weight (Phone4_raking) (WEIGHT)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL1001310.569
240) Aside from weddings and funerals, how often do you attend religious services... more than once a week, once a week, once or twice a month, a few times a year, seldom or never? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-ATTEND)
TOTAL%
1) More than once a week 12.5
2) Once a week 23
3) Once or twice a month 15.2
4) Less than monthly 36.5
5) Never 12.9
Missing95 
TOTAL9918100.0
241) What is the highest level of school you have completed or the highest degree you have received (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-EDUC)
TOTAL%
1) Less than high school graduate (grades one to 12 with NO diploma) 9.1
2) High school graduate (grade 12 with diploma or GED certificate) 31.5
3) Some college or two year associate degree 31.9
4) Four year college or university degree/bachelor's degree (e.g., BS, BA, AB) 17.3
5) At least some postgraduate or professional schooling 10.2
Missing49 
TOTAL9964100.0
242) I HERBY ATTEST THAT THIS IS A TRUE AND HONEST INTERVIEW. INTERVIEW GENDER: (for use with online analysis) (I-GENDER)
TOTAL%
1) Male 49.9
2) Female 50.1
Missing10 
TOTAL10003100.0
243) Are you currently married, living with a partner, divorced, separated, widowed or have you never been married? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Married or cohabitating 56.6
2) Divorced, separated or widowed 19.7
3) Never been married 23.7
Missing79 
TOTAL9934100.0
244) [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 22.4
2) Democrat 31.4
3) Independent or other party 43.2
4) No preference (VOL) 3.1
Missing220 
TOTAL9793100.0
245) 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, Pentecostal, Episcopalian, etc.) 36.9
2) Roman Catholic (Catholic) 21.7
3) Other Christian 15.2
4) Other (Jewish, Muslim, Buddhist, Hindu, etc.) 6
5) Atheist, Agnostic, or nothing in particular 20.3
Missing168 
TOTAL9845100.0