Politics of Character Survey, 2000

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All frequencies are raw numbers (no weights used).
1) Case number (CASENUMB)
2) Weighting Variable (POPWATE)
TOTAL%
.200000002980237) 363.0
.239999994635574) 70.6
.300000011920947) 110.9
.330000013113042) 534.4
.340000003576284) 1089.0
.370000004768379) 40.3
.400000005960474) 383.2
.419999986886958) 60.5
.460000008344663) 282.3
.550000011920947) 50.4
.610000014305136) 625.2
.629999995231621) 40.3
.670000016689326) 181.5
.689999997615811) 14211.8
.699999988079053) 332.7
.839999973773967) 1149.5
.949999988079053) 625.2
1) 151.2
1.04999995231626) 40.3
1.08000004291536) 504.2
1.13999998569486) 756.2
1.17999994754793) 181.5
1.38999998569486) 403.3
1.58000004291536) 100.8
1.60000002384184) 635.2
1.75999999046324) 554.6
1.76999998092654) 322.7
1.79999995231626) 171.4
2.15000009536742) 312.6
2.26999998092654) 80.7
2.46000003814698) 302.5
2.85999989509582) 121.0
3.48000001907346) 40.3
3.55999994277956) 80.7
TOTAL1203100.0
3) In general, do you think the United States is in a decline as a nation, are we holding steady, or is the nation improving? [response set constructed from this and a follow-up question: How strong would you say . . .?] (USDECLIN)
TOTAL%
1) Strong decline15012.6
2) Moderate decline21818.3
3) Holding steady46338.9
4) Moderately improving24420.5
5) Strongly improving1149.6
Missing14 
TOTAL1189100.0
4) How interested are you in politics and national affairs? Are you very interested, somewhat interested, only slightly interested, or not at all interested? (POLINT)
TOTAL%
1) Very interested36430.4
2) Somewhat interested52043.4
3) Slightly interested22719.0
4) Not interested867.2
Missing6 
TOTAL1197100.0
5) I am going to read you a short list of institutions in American society. Please tell me how much confidence you, yourself, have in each one -- a great deal, quite a lot, some, very little, or none at all? A. The Federal government (CF1FEDGV)
TOTAL%
1) A great deal1089.0
2) Quite a lot22819.1
3) Some59549.8
4) Very little20817.4
5) None at all564.7
Missing8 
TOTAL1195100.0
6) I am going to read you a short list of institutions in American society. Please tell me how much confidence you, yourself, have in each one -- a great deal, quite a lot, some, very little, or none at all? B. State government (CF3STAGV)
TOTAL%
1) A great deal1189.9
2) Quite a lot29524.7
3) Some54846.0
4) Very little18215.3
5) None at all494.1
Missing11 
TOTAL1192100.0
7) I am going to read you a short list of institutions in American society. Please tell me how much confidence you, yourself, have in each one -- a great deal, quite a lot, some, very little, or none at all? C. The Presidency (CF3PRES)
TOTAL%
1) A great deal15913.3
2) Quite a lot21618.1
3) Some40433.8
4) Very little25621.4
5) None at all15913.3
Missing9 
TOTAL1194100.0
8) I am going to read you a short list of institutions in American society. Please tell me how much confidence you, yourself, have in each one -- a great deal, quite a lot, some, very little, or none at all? D. Congress (CF4CONG)
TOTAL%
1) A great deal887.4
2) Quite a lot19916.8
3) Some60250.9
4) Very little22118.7
5) None at all726.1
Missing21 
TOTAL1182100.0
9) People think about the United States in different ways. For each of these statements about our country, please tell me whether you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree with it. A. With hard work and perseverance, anyone can succeed in America. (A1HRDWRK)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree46539.0
2) Mostly agree57348.0
3) Mostly disagree12210.2
4) Completely Disagree332.8
Missing10 
TOTAL1193100.0
10) People think about the United States in different ways. For each of these statements about our country, please tell me whether you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree with it. B. American democracy is only as strong as the virtue of its citizens. (A2DMCRCY)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree61251.6
2) Mostly agree48040.5
3) Mostly disagree615.1
4) Completely Disagree322.7
Missing18 
TOTAL1185100.0
11) People think about the United States in different ways. For each of these statements about our country, please tell me whether you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree with it. C. America's contribution is one of expanding freedom for more and more people. (A3FREEDM)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree32527.9
2) Mostly agree59951.4
3) Mostly disagree19016.3
4) Completely disagree524.5
Missing37 
TOTAL1166100.0
12) People think about the United States in different ways. For each of these statements about our country, please tell me whether you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree with it. D. America has a special place in God's plan of history. (A4GOD)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree43338.4
2) Mostly agree35831.8
3) Mostly disagree17215.3
4) Completely disagree16414.6
Missing76 
TOTAL1127100.0
13) People think about the United States in different ways. For each of these statements about our country, please tell me whether you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree with it. E. From its start, America had a destiny to set an example for other nations. (A5DSTNY)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree51243.4
2) Mostly agree44037.3
3) Mostly disagree14111.9
4) Completely disagree877.4
Missing23 
TOTAL1180100.0
14) Now I want you to consider a series of objections that some have expressed regarding politics and the government. For each one, please tell me whether you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree with the complaint. A. The federal government seems mostly hostile to religion. (O1XREL)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree18716.4
2) Mostly agree31027.1
3) Mostly disagree45940.2
4) Completely disagree18616.3
Missing61 
TOTAL1142100.0
15) Now I want you to consider a series of objections that some have expressed regarding politics and the government. For each one, please tell me whether you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree with the complaint. B. Political events these days seem more like theater or entertainment than like something to be taken seriously. (O2SERIUS)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree46739.5
2) Mostly agree51843.9
3) Mostly disagree14812.5
4) Completely disagree484.1
Missing22 
TOTAL1181100.0
16) Now I want you to consider a series of objections that some have expressed regarding politics and the government. For each one, please tell me whether you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree with the complaint. C. People like me don't have any say about what the government does. (O3NOSAY)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree22018.5
2) Mostly agree36630.7
3) Mostly disagree41334.6
4) Completely disagree19316.2
Missing11 
TOTAL1192100.0
17) Now I want you to consider a series of objections that some have expressed regarding politics and the government. For each one, please tell me whether you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree with the complaint. D. Most politicians are more interested in winning elections than in doing what is right. (O4WINEL)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree43937.4
2) Mostly agree50943.3
3) Mostly disagree19416.5
4) Completely disagree332.8
Missing28 
TOTAL1175100.0
18) Now I want you to consider a series of objections that some have expressed regarding politics and the government. For each one, please tell me whether you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree with the complaint. E. The government is pretty much run by a few big interests looking out for themselves. (O5BIGINT)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree35930.4
2) Mostly agree47540.2
3) Mostly disagree28023.7
4) Completely disagree675.7
Missing22 
TOTAL1181100.0
19) Now I want you to consider a series of objections that some have expressed regarding politics and the government. For each one, please tell me whether you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree with the complaint. F. Our leaders are more concerned with managing their images than with solving our nation's problems. (O6IMAGES)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree36631.0
2) Mostly agree51743.7
3) Mostly disagree25221.3
4) Completely disagree474.0
Missing21 
TOTAL1182100.0
20) Now I want you to consider a series of objections that some have expressed regarding politics and the government. For each one, please tell me whether you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree with the complaint. G. Our system of government is good, but the people running it are incompetent. (O7GDSYST)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree22319.0
2) Mostly agree41735.6
3) Mostly disagree43236.9
4) Completely disagree998.5
Missing32 
TOTAL1171100.0
21) This election year, everyone is trying to assess who the Presidential candidates really are, and what they stand for. For each of the following tell me what you think of George W. Bush, the Republican party candidate, and Al Gore, the Democratic party candidate. A. Who, in your opinion, most consistently tells the truth? [ALTERNATE ORDER] (TRUTH)
TOTAL%
1) George W. Bush46739.3
2) Al Gore38632.5
3) Can't say [VOL]33428.1
Missing16 
TOTAL1187100.0
22) This election year, everyone is trying to assess who the Presidential candidates really are, and what they stand for. For each of the following tell me what you think of George W. Bush, the Republican party candidate, and Al Gore, the Democratic party candidate. B. Which would be the most effective leader, George W. Bush or Al Gore? (EFFECT)
TOTAL%
1) George W. Bush56647.6
2) Al Gore44437.3
3) Can't say [VOL]18015.1
Missing13 
TOTAL1190100.0
23) This election year, everyone is trying to assess who the Presidential candidates really are, and what they stand for. For each of the following tell me what you think of George W. Bush, the Republican party candidate, and Al Gore, the Democratic party candidate. C. Which candidate would you say is smarter? (SMART)
TOTAL%
1) George W. Bush42235.5
2) Al Gore46338.9
3) Can't say [VOL]30525.6
Missing13 
TOTAL1190100.0
24) This election year, everyone is trying to assess who the Presidential candidates really are, and what they stand for. For each of the following tell me what you think of George W. Bush, the Republican party candidate, and Al Gore, the Democratic party candidate. D. Which candidate do you think would be most likely to become involved in a scandal? (SCANDAL)
TOTAL%
1) George W. Bush39333.5
2) Al Gore43036.7
3) Can't say [VOL]35029.8
Missing30 
TOTAL1173100.0
25) Are you currently registered to vote? (PSRNEW)
TOTAL%
1) Yes105387.8
2) No14712.3
Missing3 
TOTAL1200100.0
26) Do you plan to vote in the Presidential election in November? (REGVOTE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes105290.3
2) No1139.7
Missing38 
TOTAL1165100.0
27) If the Presidential election were being held today, and the choice was between Al Gore for the Democrats and George W. Bush for the Republicans, which would you be most likely to vote for? (PLNVOTE)
TOTAL%
1) Al Gore48243.9
2) George W. Bush56951.8
3) Other (SPECIFY) [VOL]474.3
Missing105 
TOTAL1098100.0
28) For the next set of questions I would like you to imagine a ladder with 7 rungs where the first rung means "not at all" and the seventh rung, at the top, means "a great deal". Using this image, where would you place yourself on this ladder for each of the following questions. You can choose any rung from one to seven. A. To what extent do you have respect for the political institutions in America? (POLRSPCT)
TOTAL%
1) None at all766.4
2) 2716.0
3) 313711.5
4) 420817.5
5) 533228.0
6) 619516.4
7) A great deal16814.2
Missing16 
TOTAL1187100.0
29) For the next set of questions I would like you to imagine a ladder with 7 rungs where the first rung means "not at all" and the seventh rung, at the top, means "a great deal". Using this image, where would you place yourself on this ladder for each of the following questions. You can choose any rung from one to seven. B. To what extent are you proud to live under our political system? (POLPROUD)
TOTAL%
1) None at all484.0
2) 2272.3
3) 3534.4
4) 4897.5
5) 520817.4
6) 622819.1
7) A great deal54045.3
Missing10 
TOTAL1193100.0
30) For the next set of questions I would like you to imagine a ladder with 7 rungs where the first rung means "not at all" and the seventh rung, at the top, means "a great deal". Using this image, where would you place yourself on this ladder for each of the following questions. You can choose any rung from one to seven. C. To what extent do you feel our system of government is the best possible system? (POLBEST)
TOTAL%
1) None at all413.5
2) 2393.3
3) 3705.9
4) 413511.5
5) 526522.5
6) 626022.1
7) A great deal36931.3
Missing24 
TOTAL1179100.0
31) For the next set of questions I would like you to imagine a ladder with 7 rungs where the first rung means "not at all" and the seventh rung, at the top, means "a great deal". Using this image, where would you place yourself on this ladder for each of the following questions. You can choose any rung from one to seven. D. To what extent do you feel you should support our system of government? (POLSPPRT)
TOTAL%
1) None at all413.4
2) 2272.3
3) 3373.1
4) 4867.2
5) 521317.9
6) 625021.0
7) A great deal53645.0
Missing13 
TOTAL1190100.0
32) For the next set of questions I would like you to imagine a ladder with 7 rungs where the first rung means "not at all" and the seventh rung, at the top, means "a great deal". Using this image, where would you place yourself on this ladder for each of the following questions. You can choose any rung from one to seven. E. To what extent do you think the best years for America are in the future? (POLFUTUR)
TOTAL%
1) None at all464.1
2) 2494.4
3) 31059.4
4) 419417.4
5) 531228.0
6) 618016.2
7) A great deal22820.5
Missing89 
TOTAL1114100.0
33) Which of the following best describes your overall political beliefs? Would you say you are politically conservative, moderate, or liberal? [IF CONSERVATIVE, ASK:] Would you say that you are far right, very conservative, or somewhat conservative? [IF LIBERAL, ASK:] Would you say that you are far left, very liberal, or somewhat liberal? (CONLIB)
TOTAL%
1) Far right282.4
2) Very conservative1119.7
3) Somewhat conservative23520.5
4) Moderate53546.6
5) Somewhat liberal16414.3
6) Very liberal615.3
7) Far left141.2
Missing55 
TOTAL1148100.0
34) Generally speaking, do you usually think of yourself as a Republican, a Democrat, an Independent, or what? (PARTYID)
TOTAL%
1) Republican36430.6
2) Democrat37931.9
3) Independent37131.2
4) Other party [VOL]282.4
5) No party [VOL]463.9
Missing15 
TOTAL1188100.0
35) Would you be more or less likely to support a candidate if you learned that he or she was closely associated with conservative Christian politics, or wouldn't it make any difference? (VOTECC)
TOTAL%
1) More likely29125.0
2) Less likely22819.6
3) Wouldn't make any difference64555.4
Missing39 
TOTAL1164100.0
36) Would you identify yourself as a supporter of the conservative Christian movement in American politics? (SUPPCC)
TOTAL%
1) Yes42939.1
2) No66960.9
Missing105 
TOTAL1098100.0
37) Please consider the following statements and tell me whether you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree with each statement. A. It is generally better for society if children attend public schools rather than pursuing other educational options. (PUBSCHL)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree22519.5
2) Mostly agree39334.0
3) Mostly disagree35030.3
4) Completely disagree18816.3
Missing47 
TOTAL1156100.0
38) Please consider the following statements and tell me whether you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree with each statement. B. We would all be better off if we could live by the same basic moral guidelines. (SAME)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree44538.5
2) Mostly agree44338.3
3) Mostly disagree15513.4
4) Completely disagree1149.9
Missing46 
TOTAL1157100.0
39) Please consider the following statements and tell me whether you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree with each statement. C. We should be more tolerant of people who adopt alternate lifestyles. (TOLRN)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree34730.0
2) Mostly agree51544.6
3) Mostly disagree17014.7
4) Completely disagree12410.7
Missing47 
TOTAL1156100.0
40) Please consider the following statements and tell me whether you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree with each statement. D. Everything is beautiful – it's all a matter of how you look at it. (BEAUTY)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree32627.7
2) Mostly agree43536.9
3) Mostly disagree24620.9
4) Completely disagree17114.5
Missing25 
TOTAL1178100.0
41) Please consider the following statements and tell me whether you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree with each statement. E. Those who violate God's rules will be punished. (GODPUN)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree50143.9
2) Mostly agree32928.8
3) Mostly disagree16514.5
4) Completely disagree14612.8
Missing62 
TOTAL1141100.0
42) Please consider the following statements and tell me whether you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree with each statement. F. It is my responsibility to help others lead more moral lives. (MYRESP)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree37731.9
2) Mostly agree46439.2
3) Mostly disagree20217.1
4) Completely disagree14011.8
Missing20 
TOTAL1183100.0
43) Please consider the following statements and tell me whether you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree with each statement. G. The greatest moral virtue is to be honest about your feelings and desires. (HONST)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree48541.2
2) Mostly agree47040.0
3) Mostly disagree15413.1
4) Completely disagree675.7
Missing27 
TOTAL1176100.0
44) Please consider the following statements and tell me whether you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree with each statement. H. All views of what is good are equally valid. (EGOOD)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree26623.0
2) Mostly agree50443.6
3) Mostly disagree24120.8
4) Completely disagree14512.5
Missing47 
TOTAL1156100.0
45) Given the current condition of American families, some argue that our schools must be heavily involved in teaching values. Others think they should stick to core subjects such as reading, writing, and arithmetic. Do you believe the schools should be heavily involved in teaching values, somewhat involved, barely involved, or not involved at all. (SCHINV)
TOTAL%
1) Heavily involved in teaching values38132.2
2) Somewhat involved61551.9
3) Barely involved907.6
4) Not involved at all988.3
Missing19 
TOTAL1184100.0
46) These days, we hear a lot about character. Different people mean different things by this term. I'm going to read you a list of qualities, and for each one, tell me whether you consider it to be a very important element of character, a fairly important element, not too important of an element or not important at all. A. Being patient with others (PATIENT)
TOTAL%
1) Very important88373.5
2) Fairly important29424.5
3) Not too important181.5
4) Not at all important60.5
Missing2 
TOTAL1201100.0
47) These days, we hear a lot about character. Different people mean different things by this term. I'm going to read you a list of qualities, and for each one, tell me whether you consider it to be a very important element of character, a fairly important element, not too important of an element or not important at all. B. Avoid cursing and bad language (CURS)
TOTAL%
1) Very important65154.3
2) Fairly important37531.3
3) Not too important1199.9
4) Not at all important544.5
Missing4 
TOTAL1199100.0
48) These days, we hear a lot about character. Different people mean different things by this term. I'm going to read you a list of qualities, and for each one, tell me whether you consider it to be a very important element of character, a fairly important element, not too important of an element or not important at all. C. Sticking to one's principles, no matter what (PRINCPL)
TOTAL%
1) Very important72060.5
2) Fairly important40233.8
3) Not too important564.7
4) Not at all important131.1
Missing12 
TOTAL1191100.0
49) These days, we hear a lot about character. Different people mean different things by this term. I'm going to read you a list of qualities, and for each one, tell me whether you consider it to be a very important element of character, a fairly important element, not too important of an element or not important at all. D. Avoiding sexual promiscuity (SEXPROM)
TOTAL%
1) Very important75964.9
2) Fairly important28424.3
3) Not too important827.0
4) Not at all important453.8
Missing33 
TOTAL1170100.0
50) These days, we hear a lot about character. Different people mean different things by this term. I'm going to read you a list of qualities, and for each one, tell me whether you consider it to be a very important element of character, a fairly important element, not too important of an element or not important at all. E. Sacrificing your own interests for the good of others (SACINT)
TOTAL%
1) Very important50142.2
2) Fairly important55446.7
3) Not too important1099.2
4) Not at all important231.9
Missing16 
TOTAL1187100.0
51) These days, we hear a lot about character. Different people mean different things by this term. I'm going to read you a list of qualities, and for each one, tell me whether you consider it to be a very important element of character, a fairly important element, not too important of an element or not important at all. F. Sharing your feelings openly with others (SHARFEL)
TOTAL%
1) Very important46439.0
2) Fairly important50842.7
3) Not too important17414.6
4) Not at all important433.6
Missing14 
TOTAL1189100.0
52) These days, we hear a lot about character. Different people mean different things by this term. I'm going to read you a list of qualities, and for each one, tell me whether you consider it to be a very important element of character, a fairly important element, not too important of an element or not important at all. G. Being honest and truthful (HONEST)
TOTAL%
1) Very important108390.2
2) Fairly important1089.0
3) Not too important90.7
4) Not at all important10.1
Missing2 
TOTAL1201100.0
53) These days, we hear a lot about character. Different people mean different things by this term. I'm going to read you a list of qualities, and for each one, tell me whether you consider it to be a very important element of character, a fairly important element, not too important of an element or not important at all. H. Achieving material success (MATSUC)
TOTAL%
1) Very important14612.2
2) Fairly important39433.0
3) Not too important45738.3
4) Not at all important19716.5
Missing9 
TOTAL1194100.0
54) These days, we hear a lot about character. Different people mean different things by this term. I'm going to read you a list of qualities, and for each one, tell me whether you consider it to be a very important element of character, a fairly important element, not too important of an element or not important at all. I. Following through on commitments (COMMIT)
TOTAL%
1) Very important104186.8
2) Fairly important15012.5
3) Not too important90.8
Missing3 
TOTAL1200100.0
55) These days, we hear a lot about character. Different people mean different things by this term. I'm going to read you a list of qualities, and for each one, tell me whether you consider it to be a very important element of character, a fairly important element, not too important of an element or not important at all. J. Working hard on one's work (WORKHARD)
TOTAL%
1) Very important100984.1
2) Fairly important17814.8
3) Not too important110.9
4) Not at all important20.2
Missing3 
TOTAL1200100.0
56) These days, we hear a lot about character. Different people mean different things by this term. I'm going to read you a list of qualities, and for each one, tell me whether you consider it to be a very important element of character, a fairly important element, not too important of an element or not important at all. K. Obeying those in positions of authority (OBYAUTH)
TOTAL%
1) Very important57148.1
2) Fairly important51043.0
3) Not too important877.3
4) Not at all important191.6
Missing16 
TOTAL1187100.0
57) These days, we hear a lot about character. Different people mean different things by this term. I'm going to read you a list of qualities, and for each one, tell me whether you consider it to be a very important element of character, a fairly important element, not too important of an element or not important at all. L. Following your own conscience (CONSC)
TOTAL%
1) Very important98482.0
2) Fairly important18915.8
3) Not too important191.6
4) Not at all important80.7
Missing3 
TOTAL1200100.0
58) These days, we hear a lot about character. Different people mean different things by this term. I'm going to read you a list of qualities, and for each one, tell me whether you consider it to be a very important element of character, a fairly important element, not too important of an element or not important at all. M. Being law-abiding (LAWABID)
TOTAL%
1) Very important98782.5
2) Fairly important18115.1
3) Not too important171.4
4) Not at all important110.9
Missing7 
TOTAL1196100.0
59) These days, we hear a lot about character. Different people mean different things by this term. I'm going to read you a list of qualities, and for each one, tell me whether you consider it to be a very important element of character, a fairly important element, not too important of an element or not important at all. N. Protecting your own interests (PROTINT)
TOTAL%
1) Very important53545.1
2) Fairly important48641.0
3) Not too important13711.6
4) Not at all important272.3
Missing18 
TOTAL1185100.0
60) These days, we hear a lot about character. Different people mean different things by this term. I'm going to read you a list of qualities, and for each one, tell me whether you consider it to be a very important element of character, a fairly important element, not too important of an element or not important at all. O. Enjoying yourself (ENJOY)
TOTAL%
1) Very important71259.6
2) Fairly important37431.3
3) Not too important836.9
4) Not at all important262.2
Missing8 
TOTAL1195100.0
61) These days, we hear a lot about character. Different people mean different things by this term. I'm going to read you a list of qualities, and for each one, tell me whether you consider it to be a very important element of character, a fairly important element, not too important of an element or not important at all. P. Being respectful of others (RSPCTOTH)
TOTAL%
1) Very important110291.7
2) Fairly important968.0
3) Not too important40.3
Missing1 
TOTAL1202100.0
62) These days, we hear a lot about character. Different people mean different things by this term. I'm going to read you a list of qualities, and for each one, tell me whether you consider it to be a very important element of character, a fairly important element, not too important of an element or not important at all. Q. Preserving a marriage, whatever the costs (PRESMAR)
TOTAL%
1) Very important47440.4
2) Fairly important43136.7
3) Not too important18315.6
4) Not at all important867.3
Missing29 
TOTAL1174100.0
63) Now I want you to consider a series of statements about character. Please tell me whether you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree with each statement. A. Compared to fifty years ago, most Americans are lacking in character. (AMERCHAR)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree26323.0
2) Mostly agree45539.8
3) Mostly disagree30126.3
4) Completely disagree12410.8
Missing60 
TOTAL1143100.0
64) Now I want you to consider a series of statements about character. Please tell me whether you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree with each statement. B. Character is always grounded in some kind of faith commitment. (CHARFTH)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree26523.0
2) Mostly agree52245.3
3) Mostly disagree22819.8
4) Completely disagree13812.0
Missing50 
TOTAL1153100.0
65) Now I want you to consider a series of statements about character. Please tell me whether you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree with each statement. C. A politician can be effective even if he had little personal character. (POLTCHAR)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree16814.4
2) Mostly agree42436.2
3) Mostly disagree33528.6
4) Completely disagree24320.8
Missing33 
TOTAL1170100.0
66) Now I want you to consider a series of statements about character. Please tell me whether you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree with each statement. D. Al Gore is a man of character. (GORECHAR)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree22821.3
2) Mostly agree55551.9
3) Mostly disagree19318.1
4) Completely disagree938.7
Missing134 
TOTAL1069100.0
67) Now I want you to consider a series of statements about character. Please tell me whether you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree with each statement. E. George W. Bush is a man of character. (GRGCHAR)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree23421.9
2) Mostly agree63259.2
3) Mostly disagree12211.4
4) Completely disagree807.5
Missing135 
TOTAL1068100.0
68) Now I want you to consider a series of statements about character. Please tell me whether you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree with each statement. F. Bill Clinton is a man of character. (BILLCHAR)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree1089.4
2) Mostly agree30326.3
3) Mostly disagree32628.3
4) Completely disagree41335.9
Missing53 
TOTAL1150100.0
69) Now I want you to consider a series of statements about character. Please tell me whether you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree with each statement. G. Hillary Clinton is a woman of character. (HILCHAR)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree21018.8
2) Mostly agree45040.3
3) Mostly disagree25122.5
4) Completely disagree20618.4
Missing86 
TOTAL1117100.0
70) Now I want you to consider a series of statements about character. Please tell me whether you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree with each statement. H. Generally speaking, politicians have less character than the average American. (POLTLESS)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree16514.3
2) Mostly agree35831.0
3) Mostly disagree46840.6
4) Completely disagree16314.1
Missing49 
TOTAL1154100.0
71) Now I want you to consider a series of statements about character. Please tell me whether you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree with each statement. I. President Clinton should have resigned from office because of his role in Monica Lewinsky scandal. (LEWSCAN)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree37832.4
2) Mostly agree20017.1
3) Mostly disagree25521.8
4) Completely disagree33528.7
Missing35 
TOTAL1168100.0
72) Now I want you to consider a series of statements about character. Please tell me whether you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree with each statement. J. The character issue is overblown by the media; it is really not that important. (OVERCHAR)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree13911.8
2) Mostly agree27323.2
3) Mostly disagree38732.9
4) Completely disagree37832.1
Missing26 
TOTAL1177100.0
73) Now I want you to consider a series of statements about character. Please tell me whether you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree with each statement. K. A child's success in school is more important than the development of their character. (CHLDDEV)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree585.0
2) Mostly agree15012.9
3) Mostly disagree56148.4
4) Completely disagree39133.7
Missing43 
TOTAL1160100.0
74) Now I want you to consider a series of statements about character. Please tell me whether you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree with each statement. L. Hillary Clinton probably lied about her own involvement in Clinton administration scandals. (HILIE)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree34733.5
2) Mostly agree38837.4
3) Mostly disagree19018.3
4) Completely disagree11210.8
Missing166 
TOTAL1037100.0
75) Now I want you to consider a series of statements about character. Please tell me whether you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree with each statement. M. Doing what makes you happy is more important than having integrity in the eyes of others. (HAPINTG)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree897.6
2) Mostly agree18715.9
3) Mostly disagree40234.2
4) Completely disagree49642.2
Missing29 
TOTAL1174100.0
76) Now I want you to consider a series of statements about character. Please tell me whether you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree with each statement. N. Character is just a nice sounding word with little real meaing. (CHARMEAN)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree635.3
2) Mostly agree14512.3
3) Mostly disagree38232.3
4) Completely disagree59350.1
Missing20 
TOTAL1183100.0
77) Now I am going to read a list of things that some people consider to be morally wrong. For each item, please select the response that best indicates how wrong you, personally, think it is when people engage in that behavior. A. Divorce (see note 1 on the ARDA summary page) (WDIVORCE)
TOTAL%
1) Wrong for all, and should not be legally tolerated343.3
2) Wrong for all, but should be tolerated343.3
3) Right for some, but not for me personally49248.3
4) Right for me, but not necessarily for others17317.0
5) Right for all484.7
6) Not a moral issue23823.4
Missing184 
TOTAL1019100.0
78) Now I am going to read a list of things that some people consider to be morally wrong. For each item, please select the response that best indicates how wrong you, personally, think it is when people engage in that behavior. B. Sex before marriage (see note 1 on the ARDA summary page) (WPRESEX)
TOTAL%
1) Wrong for all, and should not be legally tolerated24523.2
2) Wrong for all, but should be tolerated17716.7
3) Right for some, but not for me personally14313.5
4) Right for me, but not necessarily for others13312.6
5) Right for all565.3
6) Not a moral issue30328.7
Missing146 
TOTAL1057100.0
79) Now I am going to read a list of things that some people consider to be morally wrong. For each item, please select the response that best indicates how wrong you, personally, think it is when people engage in that behavior. C. Marriages between blacks and whites (see note 1 on the ARDA summary page) (WINTERM)
TOTAL%
1) Wrong for all, and should not be legally tolerated575.1
2) Wrong for all, but should be tolerated413.7
3) Right for some, but not for me personally25623.0
4) Right for me, but not necessarily for others474.2
5) Right for all12210.9
6) Not a moral issue59253.1
Missing88 
TOTAL1115100.0
80) Now I am going to read a list of things that some people consider to be morally wrong. For each item, please select the response that best indicates how wrong you, personally, think it is when people engage in that behavior. D. Sexual relations between two adults of the same sex (see note 1 on the ARDA summary page) (WHOMOSEX)
TOTAL%
1) Wrong for all, and should not be legally tolerated42037.9
2) Wrong for all, but should be tolerated12211.0
3) Right for some, but not for me personally23721.4
4) Right for me, but not necessarily for others141.3
5) Right for all474.2
6) Not a moral issue26824.2
Missing95 
TOTAL1108100.0
81) Now I am going to read a list of things that some people consider to be morally wrong. For each item, please select the response that best indicates how wrong you, personally, think it is when people engage in that behavior. E. Drinking alcohol (see note 1 on the ARDA summary page) (WALCOHOL)
TOTAL%
1) Wrong for all, and should not be legally tolerated14312.9
2) Wrong for all, but should be tolerated544.9
3) Right for some, but not for me personally16915.2
4) Right for me, but not necessarily for others17716.0
5) Right for all948.5
6) Not a moral issue47242.6
Missing94 
TOTAL1109100.0
82) Now I am going to read a list of things that some people consider to be morally wrong. For each item, please select the response that best indicates how wrong you, personally, think it is when people engage in that behavior. F. Smoking marijuana (see note 1 on the ARDA summary page) (WMARIJNA)
TOTAL%
1) Wrong for all, and should not be legally tolerated46541.2
2) Wrong for all, but should be tolerated756.6
3) Right for some, but not for me personally23420.7
4) Right for me, but not necessarily for others221.9
5) Right for all413.6
6) Not a moral issue29325.9
Missing73 
TOTAL1130100.0
83) Now I am going to read a list of things that some people consider to be morally wrong. For each item, please select the response that best indicates how wrong you, personally, think it is when people engage in that behavior. G. Watching pornographic movies (see note 1 on the ARDA summary page) (WPORNMOV)
TOTAL%
1) Wrong for all, and should not be legally tolerated44339.4
2) Wrong for all, but should be tolerated1089.6
3) Right for some, but not for me personally23020.5
4) Right for me, but not necessarily for others585.2
5) Right for all322.8
6) Not a moral issue25222.4
Missing80 
TOTAL1123100.0
84) Now I am going to read a list of things that some people consider to be morally wrong. For each item, please select the response that best indicates how wrong you, personally, think it is when people engage in that behavior. H. Swearing or using offensive language (see note 1 on the ARDA summary page) (WSWEAR)
TOTAL%
1) Wrong for all, and should not be legally tolerated36332.7
2) Wrong for all, but should be tolerated18116.3
3) Right for some, but not for me personally11510.4
4) Right for me, but not necessarily for others686.1
5) Right for all383.4
6) Not a moral issue34431.0
Missing94 
TOTAL1109100.0
85) Now I am going to read a list of things that some people consider to be morally wrong. For each item, please select the response that best indicates how wrong you, personally, think it is when people engage in that behavior. I. Abortion during the first three months of pregnancy (see note 1 on the ARDA summary page) (WABORT)
TOTAL%
1) Wrong for all, and should not be legally tolerated37534.8
2) Wrong for all, but should be tolerated615.7
3) Right for some, but not for me personally34932.4
4) Right for me, but not necessarily for others666.1
5) Right for all736.8
6) Not a moral issue15314.2
Missing126 
TOTAL1077100.0
86) This next set of questions is kind of fun. I'm going to read some simple slogans or proverbs. For each pair, please tell me which comes closer to your outlook on life. (see note 2 on the ARDA summary page) Live for today or prepare for tomorrow (SLIVE)
TOTAL%
1) Live for today847.1
2) 229925.2
3) 3252.1
4) 4988.3
5) 5353.0
6) 648340.8
7) Prepare for tomorrow16113.6
Missing18 
TOTAL1185100.0
87) I'm going to read some simple slogans or proverbs. For each pair, please tell me which comes closer to your outlook on life. Would you say that the first slogan best expresses your outlook, the second slogan best expresses your outlook, or your outlook falls somewhere between the two? (see note 2 on the ARDA summary page) Do unto others as you would have them do unto you or an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth (SOTHERS)
TOTAL%
1) Do unto other as you would have them do unto you67157.7
2) 237031.8
3) 3232.0
4) 4292.5
5) 570.6
6) 6413.5
7) An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth211.8
Missing41 
TOTAL1162100.0
88) I'm going to read some simple slogans or proverbs. For each pair, please tell me which comes closer to your outlook on life. Would you say that the first slogan best expresses your outlook, the second slogan best expresses your outlook, or your outlook falls somewhere between the two? (see note 2 on the ARDA summary page) Good fences make good neighbors or good neighbors are always there when you need them (SNGHBRS)
TOTAL%
1) Good fences make good neighbors635.3
2) 212210.3
3) 340.3
4) 4353.0
5) 5131.1
6) 643236.6
7) Good neighbors are always there when you need them51243.4
Missing22 
TOTAL1181100.0
89) I'm going to read some simple slogans or proverbs. For each pair, please tell me which comes closer to your outlook on life. Would you say that the first slogan best expresses your outlook, the second slogan best expresses your outlook, or your outlook falls somewhere between the two? (see note 2 on the ARDA summary page) Honesty is the best policy or a little white lie never hurt anyone (SHONESTY)
TOTAL%
1) Honesty is the best policy62652.5
2) 234128.6
3) 3342.9
4) 4282.3
5) 560.5
6) 612810.7
7) A little white lie never hurt anyone292.4
Missing11 
TOTAL1192100.0
90) I'm going to read some simple slogans or proverbs. For each pair, please tell me which comes closer to your outlook on life. Would you say that the first slogan best expresses your outlook, the second slogan best expresses your outlook, or your outlook falls somewhere between the two? (see note 2 on the ARDA summary page) Money is the key to life's satisfactions or the best things in life are free (SMONEY)
TOTAL%
1) Money is the key to life's satisfactions736.3
2) 212811.1
3) 3141.2
4) 4807.0
5) 5262.3
6) 642336.8
7) The best things in life are free40635.3
Missing53 
TOTAL1150100.0
91) I'm going to read some simple slogans or proverbs. For each pair, please tell me which comes closer to your outlook on life. Would you say that the first slogan best expresses your outlook, the second slogan best expresses your outlook, or your outlook falls somewhere between the two? (see note 2 on the ARDA summary page) Look out for number one or God first, others second, myself last (SNUMBER1)
TOTAL%
1) Look out for number one635.6
2) 213812.4
3) 390.8
4) 4514.6
5) 5262.3
6) 635932.2
7) God first, others second, myself last47042.1
Missing87 
TOTAL1116100.0
92) I'm going to read some simple slogans or proverbs. For each pair, please tell me which comes closer to your outlook on life. Would you say that the first slogan best expresses your outlook, the second slogan best expresses your outlook, or your outlook falls somewhere between the two? (see note 2 on the ARDA summary page) Eat, drink, and be merry or a penny saved is a penny earned (SEATDRNK)
TOTAL%
1) Eat, drink, and be merry847.1
2) 220417.3
3) 3151.3
4) 4937.9
5) 5332.8
6) 644637.9
7) A penny saved is a penny earned30225.7
Missing26 
TOTAL1177100.0
93) Self-sacrifice is prized by some and seen as foolish by others. Which of the following would you risk your life to protect? A. Your family (FAMILY)
TOTAL%
1) Yes117898.5
2) No60.5
3) Uncertain121.0
Missing7 
TOTAL1196100.0
94) Self-sacrifice is prized by some and seen as foolish by others. Which of the following would you risk your life to protect? B. Your country (COUNTRY)
TOTAL%
1) Yes84370.5
2) No21417.9
3) Uncertain13811.5
Missing8 
TOTAL1195100.0
95) Self-sacrifice is prized by some and seen as foolish by others. Which of the following would you risk your life to protect? C. Your faith (FAITH)
TOTAL%
1) Yes87273.4
2) No19816.7
3) Uncertain1189.9
Missing15 
TOTAL1188100.0
96) Self-sacrifice is prized by some and seen as foolish by others. Which of the following would you risk your life to protect? D. Your core values and convictions (CORVAL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes84270.5
2) No18215.2
3) Uncertain17014.2
Missing9 
TOTAL1194100.0
97) Self-sacrifice is prized by some and seen as foolish by others. Which of the following would you risk your life to protect? E. Your close friends (FRNDS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes96080.3
2) No1058.8
3) Uncertain13111.0
Missing7 
TOTAL1196100.0
98) One purpose of our study is to learn more about how widespread certain behaviors are in real life. Let me mention again that results are completely confidential and no individuals are ever identified. The first question is about your experiences in school, including any higher education you may have had. Did you ever cheat on a test or plagiarize work in school? (SCHEAT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes52344.4
2) No65555.6
Missing25 
TOTAL1178100.0
99) IF YES TO SCHEAT, Would you say you did this frequently, occasionally, or rarely? (SCHEATF)
TOTAL%
1) Frequently214.0
2) Occasionally7614.6
3) Rarely42581.4
Missing681 
TOTAL522100.0
100) One purpose of our study is to learn more about how widespread certain behaviors are in real life. Let me mention again that results are completely confidential and no individuals are ever identified. Have you ever lied to a partner about romantic or sexual involvement with another person? (LIEDSEX)
TOTAL%
1) Yes29424.8
2) No89075.2
Missing19 
TOTAL1184100.0
101) IF YES TO LIEDSEX, Would you say you did this frequently, occasionally, or rarely? (LIDSXF)
TOTAL%
1) Frequently124.1
2) Occasionally4113.9
3) Rarely24182.0
Missing909 
TOTAL294100.0
102) One purpose of our study is to learn more about how widespread certain behaviors are in real life. Let me mention again that results are completely confidential and no individuals are ever identified. Have you ever lied to an employer about being sick or unable to work? (LIEDWORK)
TOTAL%
1) Yes48640.7
2) No70959.3
Missing8 
TOTAL1195100.0
103) IF YES TO LIEDWORK, Would you say you did this frequently, occasionally, or rarely? (LIWRKF)
TOTAL%
1) Frequently112.3
2) Occasionally9218.9
3) Rarely38378.8
Missing717 
TOTAL486100.0
104) Which of these statements best describes your feelings about abortion? (ABORT)
TOTAL%
1) Abortion is just as bad as killing a person who has already been born; it is murder.43236.3
2) Abortion is murder, but it is not as bad as killing someone who has already been born.978.2
3) Abortion is not murder, but it does involve the taking of human life.34228.7
4) Abortion is not murder; it is a surgical procedure for removing human tissue.25921.8
5) Can't say (VOL)605.0
Missing13 
TOTAL1190100.0
105) Now I want you to tell me how much you agree with these statements about homosexuality Would you say you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree that . . . a. a person is either a homosexual or a heterosexual, and there is little they can do to change it. (H1BORN)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree24222.7
2) Mostly agree27425.7
3) Mostly disagree19818.6
4) Completely disagree35333.1
Missing136 
TOTAL1067100.0
106) Now I want you to tell me how much you agree with these statements about homosexuality Would you say you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree that . . . b. homosexual couples (that is couples of the same sex) should have to right to marry. (H2MARRY)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree23420.1
2) Mostly agree23119.8
3) Mostly disagree17014.6
4) Completely disagree52945.4
Missing39 
TOTAL1164100.0
107) Now I want you to tell me how much you agree with these statements about homosexuality Would you say you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree that . . . c. homosexual couples should be allowed to adopt children. (H3ADOPT)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree18616.2
2) Mostly agree26523.0
3) Mostly disagree19817.2
4) Completely disagree50243.6
Missing52 
TOTAL1151100.0
108) Now I want you to tell me how much you agree with these statements about homosexuality Would you say you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree that . . . d. homosexuals should be allowed to serve openly in the armed forces. (H4MILTRY)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree42536.6
2) Mostly agree33428.8
3) Mostly disagree12811.0
4) Completely disagree27423.6
Missing42 
TOTAL1161100.0
109) Now I want you to tell me how much you agree with these statements about homosexuality Would you say you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree that . . . e. homosexuals behavior should be against the law, even if it occurs between consenting adults. (H6UNLWFL)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree21918.9
2) Mostly agree1069.2
3) Mostly disagree31727.4
4) Completely disagree51644.6
Missing45 
TOTAL1158100.0
110) Now I want you to tell me how much you agree with these statements about homosexuality Would you say you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree that . . . f. AIDS is God's way of punishing homosexuals. (H7GODPUN)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree766.7
2) Mostly agree897.9
3) Mostly disagree20117.8
4) Completely disagree76667.7
Missing71 
TOTAL1132100.0
111) Now I want you to tell me how much you agree with these statements about homosexuality Would you say you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree that . . . g. homosexuality should be considered an acceptable alternative lifestyle. (H8TLIF)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree23820.6
2) Mostly agree28424.5
3) Mostly disagree22319.3
4) Completely disagree41335.7
Missing45 
TOTAL1158100.0
112) Are you of Spanish of Hispanic Origin? (HISPANIC)
TOTAL%
1) Yes715.9
2) No112594.1
Missing7 
TOTAL1196100.0
113) Would you describe yourself as . . . (RACE)
TOTAL%
1) White100284.3
2) African American837.0
3) Asian or Pacific Islander181.5
4) American Indian221.9
5) Other (specify)645.4
Missing14 
TOTAL1189100.0
114) Are you currently married, widowed, divorced, separated, or have you never been married? (MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Married66555.5
2) Separated231.9
3) Divorced14812.4
4) Widowed1189.8
5) Never married24420.4
Missing5 
TOTAL1198100.0
115) [IF MARRIED, SEPARATED, OR WIDOWED] Have you ever been divorced? (DIVORCE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes18623.0
2) No62177.0
Missing396 
TOTAL807100.0
116) Did your parents divorce before you reached the age of eighteen? (PDIVORCE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes24820.8
2) No94779.2
Missing8 
TOTAL1195100.0
117) Would you describe your family life for most of your childhood as… (FAMLIFE)
TOTAL%
1) Very happy48340.6
2) Mostly happy56747.6
3) Mostly unhappy1089.1
4) Very unhappy322.7
Missing13 
TOTAL1190100.0
118) In what type of place did you generally live during the first fifteen years of your life? (GREWUP)
TOTAL%
1) Mostly on a farm or in open country23019.3
2) Mostly in a small town34328.8
3) Mostly in a small city (under 50,000) or its suburbs22618.9
4) Mostly in a medium city (50,000 to 250,000) or its suburbs19015.9
5) Mostly in a big city (over 250,000) or its suburbs20417.1
Missing10 
TOTAL1193100.0
119) In what year were you born? 19__ (BORN)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL119253.22117
120) What is the highest level of education you completed? (EDUC)
TOTAL%
1) Elementary school only211.8
2) Some high school, did not finish615.1
3) Completed high school29724.8
4) Technical, trade, or business school665.5
5) Some college but didn't finish25221.0
6) Two-year college degree/A.A./A.S.1038.6
7) Four-year college degree/B.A./B.S.21317.8
8) Some graduate work484.0
9) Completed Masters or advanced professional degree1089.0
10) Advanced graduate work or Ph.D.312.6
Missing3 
TOTAL1200100.0
121) What is the highest level of education your father completed? (PAEDUC)
TOTAL%
1) Elementary school only18517.5
2) Some high school, did not finish13012.3
3) Completed high school32530.7
4) Technical, trade, or business school363.4
5) Some college but didn't finish726.8
6) Two-year college degree/A.A./A.S.413.9
7) Four-year college degree/B.A./B.S.15214.4
8) Some graduate work131.2
9) Completed Masters or advanced professional degree676.3
10) Advanced graduate work or Ph.D.373.5
Missing145 
TOTAL1058100.0
122) What is the highest level of education your mother completed? (MAEDUC)
TOTAL%
1) Elementary school only14713.3
2) Some high school, did not finish13812.5
3) Completed high school43138.9
4) Technical, trade, or business school423.8
5) Some college but didn't finish797.1
6) Two-year college degree/A.A./A.S.756.8
7) Four-year college degree/B.A./B.S.13612.3
8) Some graduate work100.9
9) Completed Masters or advanced professional degree433.9
10) Advanced graduate work or Ph.D.70.6
Missing95 
TOTAL1108100.0
123) What is your current employment status? Are you . . . (OCC)
TOTAL%
1) Employed full-time63953.3
2) Employed part-time1078.9
3) Looking for work332.8
4) Homemaker1099.1
5) Retired23019.2
6) Student453.8
7) Other373.1
Missing3 
TOTAL1200100.0
124) What is your religious preference, Protestant, Catholic, Jewish, or something else? (RELIGION)
TOTAL%
1) Protestant53345.1
2) Catholic28424.0
3) Jewish252.1
4) Hindu30.3
5) Muslim40.3
6) Buddhist10.1
7) Other [SPECIFY:]25821.8
8) Not religious at all756.3
Missing20 
TOTAL1183100.0
125) [IF PROTESTANT OR CATHOLIC] Would you describe yourself as an evangelical Christian? [FOLLOW-UP: I just want to know if "evangelical" is a word you might use to describe your religious beliefs.] (EVANG)
TOTAL%
1) Yes22627.8
2) No49761.1
3) Uncertain9011.1
Missing390 
TOTAL813100.0
126) How important to you are your religious beliefs? (RELBELF)
TOTAL%
1) Very important75963.9
2) Fairly important30926.0
3) Not too important705.9
4) Not at all important494.1
Missing16 
TOTAL1187100.0
127) Now I would like you to imagine another ladder, this time with six rungs, where the first rung is very liberal and the sixth is very conservative. Where would you place yourself on this ladder, from one to six, when describing your general religious outlook? (RELVIEW)
TOTAL%
1) Very liberal12410.8
2) 2877.6
3) 321718.9
4) 420818.1
5) 526122.7
6) Very Conservative25121.9
Missing55 
TOTAL1148100.0
128) How often do you pray -- daily, several times a week, once a week, 2 or 3 times a month, once a month or less, or never? (OFTPRAY)
TOTAL%
1) Daily67757.2
2) Several times a week20016.9
3) Once a week574.8
4) Two or three times a month595.0
5) Once a month or less1028.6
6) Never887.4
Missing20 
TOTAL1183100.0
129) Which one of these statements comes closest to your belief about God? (GOD)
TOTAL%
1) There is a God95880.7
2) There is a spirit or life force18115.2
3) I don't believe there is any kind of spirit, God or life force413.5
4) None of these [VOL]70.6
Missing16 
TOTAL1187100.0
130) IF ANSWERED "THERE IS A GOD", ASK: Do you feel that you have a personal relationship with God? (RELATGOD)
TOTAL%
1) Yes88294.0
2) No566.0
Missing265 
TOTAL938100.0
131) Which of these statements comes closest to describing your feelings about the Bible? (BIBLE)
TOTAL%
1) The Bible is the inspired Word of God, not mistaken in its statements and teaching, and is to be taken literally, word for word.33628.5
2) The Bible is the inspired work of God, not mistaken in its teachings, but is not always to be taken literal, word for word.38332.5
3) The Bible becomes the Word of God for a person who reads it in faith.23419.9
4) The Bible is an ancient book of legends, history and moral precepts recorded by men.20517.4
5) None of these [VOL]191.6
Missing26 
TOTAL1177100.0
132) Just for statistical purposes, stop me when I get to the category that includes your household's total income in 1999, before taxes. This includes wages, salaries, pensions, Social Security or other government benefits, and interest or dividends on savings, stocks, and investments. Was it . . . (INCOME)
TOTAL%
1) Less than $10,000838.1
2) $10,000 to $19,99910310.0
3) $20,000 to $29,99915415.0
4) $30,000 to $39,99913112.7
5) $40,000 to $49,99914113.7
6) $50,000 to $74,99917717.2
7) $75,000 to $99,99911811.5
8) $100,000 to $149,999777.5
9) $150,000 to $199,999191.8
10) $200,000 to $249,999121.2
11) $250,000 or more151.5
Missing173 
TOTAL1030100.0
133) NOT ASKED: Gender (IF UNSURE, ENTER "DON'T KNOW / CAN'T TELL") (GENDER)
TOTAL%
1) Male48240.2
2) Female71759.8
Missing4 
TOTAL1199100.0
134) Fips (FIPS)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL120228901.71115535
135) Timezone (see note 3 on the ARDA summary page) (TIMEZONE)
TOTAL%
1) Eastern55245.9
2) Central38532.0
3) Mountain655.4
4) Pacific16313.6
5) Indiana231.9
6) Arizona141.2
Missing1 
TOTAL1202100.0
136) Age (AGE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL119246.77917
137) Respondent's Age in Four Categories (AGEREC4)
TOTAL%
1) 18-2921117.7
2) 30-4949841.8
3) 50-6935629.9
4) 70 or older12710.7
Missing11 
TOTAL1192100.0
138) Flag for Black respondent (BLACK)
TOTAL%
0) Non-Black112093.1
1) African-American836.9
TOTAL1203100.0
139) Race/Ethnic Group (RACETHNC)
TOTAL%
1) African American807.2
2) Hispanic716.4
3) White96686.5
Missing86 
TOTAL1117100.0
140) Marital Status (MARITALN)
TOTAL%
1) Never married24422.6
2) Married, first time51848.0
3) Married, two or more times14713.6
4) Divorced/separated17115.8
Missing123 
TOTAL1080100.0
141) Age of Respondent Collapsed (AGER)
TOTAL%
1) 13-3431326.3
2) 35-4939633.2
3) 50-6428023.5
4) 65 or Older20317.0
Missing11 
TOTAL1192100.0
142) Education (EDUCR)
TOTAL%
1) Less than high school836.9
2) High school graduate29724.7
3) Some college of tech42135.1
4) College graduate21317.7
5) Post-graduate study18715.6
Missing2 
TOTAL1201100.0
143) State (STATE)
TOTAL%
1) Alabama191.6
4) Arizona141.2
5) Arkansas121.0
6) California1099.1
8) Colorado211.7
9) Connecticut161.3
10) Delaware20.2
11) District of Columbia10.1
12) Florida675.6
13) Georgia302.5
16) Idaho110.9
17) Illinois443.7
18) Indiana352.9
19) Iowa181.5
20) Kansas171.4
21) Kentucky242.0
22) Louisiana211.7
23) Maine80.7
24) Maryland201.7
25) Massachusetts141.2
26) Michigan433.6
27) Minnesota282.3
28) Mississippi131.1
29) Missouri332.7
30) Montana50.4
31) Nebraska80.7
32) Nevada80.7
33) New Hampshire60.5
34) New Jersey302.5
35) New Mexico100.8
36) New York675.6
37) North Carolina433.6
38) North Dakota20.2
39) Ohio605.0
40) Oklahoma242.0
41) Oregon151.2
42) Pennsylvania635.2
44) Rhode Island50.4
45) South Carolina151.2
46) South Dakota40.3
47) Tennessee272.2
48) Texas695.7
49) Utah100.8
50) Vermont40.3
51) Virginia332.7
53) Washington292.4
54) West Virginia90.7
55) Wisconsin322.7
56) Wyoming40.3
Missing1 
TOTAL1202100.0
144) Gallup 8 Regions (REGION)
TOTAL%
1) New England534.4
2) Mid-Atlantic19216.0
3) East Central18215.1
4) West Central14712.2
5) Southeast27122.5
6) Southwest13611.3
7) Rocky Mountain685.7
8) Pacific15312.7
Missing1 
TOTAL1202100.0
145) Region (REGION4)
TOTAL%
1) East24520.4
2) Midwest32927.4
3) South40733.9
4) West22118.4
Missing1 
TOTAL1202100.0
146) I-AGE: Age (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-AGE)
TOTAL%
1) 18-29 years old21117.7
2) 30-44 years old33828.4
3) 45-59 years old35329.6
4) 60-74 years old21317.9
5) 75 years and older776.5
Missing11 
TOTAL1192100.0
147) I-EDUC: What is the highest level of education you completed? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-EDUC)
TOTAL%
1) Less than high school826.8
2) Completed high school61551.3
3) Associate's degree1038.6
4) Bachelor's degree26121.8
5) Graduate degree13911.6
Missing3 
TOTAL1200100.0
148) I-RELIGION: What is your religious preference, Protestant, Catholic, Jewish, or something else? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-RELIGION)
TOTAL%
1) Protestant53345.1
2) Catholic28424.0
3) Jewish252.1
4) None756.3
5) Other26622.5
Missing20 
TOTAL1183100.0
149) I-SEX: Respondent's gender (for use with online analysis) (I-SEX)
TOTAL%
1) Male48240.2
2) Female71759.8
Missing4 
TOTAL1199100.0
150) I-PARTYID: Generally speaking, do you usually think of yourself as a Republican, a Democrat, an Independent, or what? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-PARTYID)
TOTAL%
1) Democrat37933.2
2) Independent37132.5
3) Republican36431.9
4) Other party member282.5
Missing61 
TOTAL1142100.0
151) I-REGION: Region (for use with online analysis) (I-REGION)
TOTAL%
1) Northeast24520.4
2) Midwest32927.4
3) South40733.9
4) West22118.4
Missing1 
TOTAL1202100.0