PRRI-RNS Religion News Survey, February 2013

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All frequencies weighted by 3) WEIGHT;
(The number of missing cases reported in the codebook are unweighted)
1) Caseid (CASEID)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL102137491258.5829909523.54
2) Week (WEEK)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL1021806.000.00
3) Weight (WEIGHT)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL10.555
4) State (STATE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL0
5) Metro (METRO)
TOTAL%
1) Center City (Metro)34233.5
2) Center City Country (Metro)21421
3) Suburban (Metro)21721.3
4) Non-Center City (Metro)515
5) Non-Metro19619.2
TOTAL1020100.0
6) Region (REGION)
TOTAL%
1) North East18818.4
2) North Central22021.5
3) South38137.3
4) West23222.7
TOTAL1021100.0
7) Division (DIVISION)
TOTAL%
1) New England414
2) Mid Atlantic14714.4
3) East North Central14213.9
4) West North Central787.6
5) South Atlantic21721.3
6) East South Central585.7
7) West South Central10610.4
8) Mountain717
9) Pacific16115.8
TOTAL1021100.0
8) Is your home owned or rented? (OWNHOME)
TOTAL%
1) Owned67165.7
2) Rented34033.3
8) Don't know4.4
9) Refused6.6
TOTAL1021100.0
9) Are you...? (MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Single, that is never married23623.1
2) Single, living with a partner10210
3) Married49548.5
4) Separated292.8
5) Widowed535.2
6) Divorced1009.8
9) Refused6.6
TOTAL1021100.0
10) Employment Status (EMPLYMNT)
TOTAL%
1) Full-time43342.4
2) Part-time16716.4
3) Retired18217.8
4) Housewife828
5) Student515
6) Temporarily unemployed767.4
7) Disabled/handicapped252.4
8) Other not employed3.3
9) Refused2.2
TOTAL1021100.0
11) Including yourself, how many people are there living in your household? (HHNUM)
TOTAL%
1) One15114.8
2) Two36735.9
3) Three15615.3
4) Four18017.6
5) Five999.7
6) Six262.5
7) Seven151.5
8) Eight or more181.8
9) Refused9.9
TOTAL1021100.0
12) How many of these are adults, 18 or older? (ADULTS)
TOTAL%
1) One18518.1
2) Two55053.8
3) Three15315
4) Four949.2
5) Five181.8
6) Six9.9
7) Seven3.3
8) Eight or more1.1
9) Refused9.9
TOTAL1022100.0
13) How many of these adults are male? (ADULTM)
TOTAL%
0) None13012.8
1) One67466.6
2) Two15915.7
3) Three383.8
4) Four8.8
5) Five3.3
Missing10 
TOTAL1012100.0
14) How many of these adults are female? (ADULTF)
TOTAL%
0) None13413.2
1) One67466.6
2) Two16716.5
3) Three262.6
4) Four8.8
5) Five3.3
Missing10 
TOTAL1012100.0
15) How many are children 12 to 17? (KIDS1217)
TOTAL%
0) None16246.6
1) One12335.3
2) Two5415.5
3) Three51.4
4) Four2.6
5) Five2.6
Missing759 
TOTAL348100.0
16) How many are children six to 11? (KIDS611)
TOTAL%
0) None18954.3
1) One9828.2
2) Two5315.2
3) Three82.3
Missing759 
TOTAL348100.0
17) How many are children under six? (KIDS06)
TOTAL%
0) None19155
1) One10831.1
2) Two4011.5
3) Three61.7
4) Four2.6
Missing759 
TOTAL347100.0
18) Enter age of first child age 12 to 17. (DI22A1)
TOTAL%
12) 123518.8
13) 132815.1
14) 142614
15) 152412.9
16) 163820.4
17) 172614
98) Don't know21.1
99) Refused73.8
Missing878 
TOTAL186100.0
19) Enter age of second child age 12 to 17. (DI22A2)
TOTAL%
12) 122335.4
13) 131421.5
14) 14812.3
15) 15913.8
16) 1646.2
17) 1734.6
98) Don't know23.1
99) Refused23.1
Missing978 
TOTAL65100.0
20) Enter age of third child age 12 to 17. (DI22A3)
TOTAL%
12) 12333.3
13) 13111.1
14) 14333.3
98) Don't know222.2
Missing1014 
TOTAL9100.0
21) Enter age of fourth child age 12 to 17. (DI22A4)
TOTAL%
12) 12125
14) 14125
98) Don't know250
Missing1018 
TOTAL4100.0
22) Enter age of fifth child age 12 to 17. (DI22A5)
TOTAL%
99) Refused2100
Missing1020 
TOTAL2100.0
23) Enter age of first child age six to 11. (DI22B1)
TOTAL%
6) 62213.8
7) 72012.6
8) 83018.9
9) 92213.8
10) 102314.5
11) 113622.6
98) Don't know1.6
99) Refused53.1
Missing907 
TOTAL159100.0
24) Enter age of second child age six to 11. (DI22B2)
TOTAL%
6) 61422.6
7) 71625.8
8) 8914.5
9) 969.7
10) 10914.5
11) 11711.3
99) Refused11.6
Missing978 
TOTAL62100.0
25) Enter age of third child age six to 11. (DI22B3)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL10218.522.24
26) Enter age of first child under six. (DI22C1)
TOTAL%
0) Less than one year2516
1) 1117.1
2) 2159.6
3) 32918.6
4) 43522.4
5) 53824.4
99) Refused31.9
Missing912 
TOTAL156100.0
27) Enter age of second child under six. (DI22C2)
TOTAL%
0) Less than one year817
1) 1714.9
2) 21429.8
3) 31021.3
4) 4510.6
5) 512.1
99) Refused24.3
Missing989 
TOTAL47100.0
28) Enter age of third child under six. (DI22C3)
TOTAL%
0) Less than one year225
1) 1112.5
2) 2337.5
99) Refused225
Missing1016 
TOTAL8100.0
29) Enter age of fourth child under six. (DI22C4)
TOTAL%
99) Refused2100
Missing1020 
TOTAL2100.0
30) Are you the parent or guardian of anyone under 18 in your household? (PARENT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes26776.7
2) No7922.7
9) Refused2.6
Missing759 
TOTAL348100.0
31) What is your age? (AGE)
TOTAL%
18) 18302.9
19) 19292.8
20) 20232.3
21) 21323.1
22) 22181.8
23) 23101
24) 24171.7
25) 25171.7
26) 26111.1
27) 27121.2
28) 28121.2
29) 29111.1
30) 30191.9
31) 31151.5
32) 32313
33) 33141.4
34) 34121.2
35) 35232.3
36) 36171.7
37) 37191.9
38) 388.8
39) 39121.2
40) 40333.2
41) 41101
42) 42181.8
43) 439.9
44) 44151.5
45) 45141.4
46) 469.9
47) 47212.1
48) 48222.2
49) 49292.8
50) 50242.4
51) 51111.1
52) 52212.1
53) 53131.3
54) 54141.4
55) 55212.1
56) 56181.8
57) 57121.2
58) 58171.7
59) 59101
60) 60181.8
61) 61222.2
62) 62252.5
63) 63111.1
64) 64151.5
65) 65222.2
66) 666.6
67) 678.8
68) 68111.1
69) 69101
70) 70111.1
71) 718.8
72) 726.6
73) 736.6
74) 747.7
75) 75101
76) 767.7
77) 778.8
78) 784.4
79) 794.4
80) 808.8
81) 816.6
82) 826.6
83) 834.4
84) 841.1
85) 853.3
86) 863.3
87) 874.4
88) 883.3
89) 892.2
90) 901.1
91) 911.1
92) 9200
95) 9500
96) 9600
99) Refused242.4
TOTAL1018100.0
32) Could you please tell me if you are...? (AGE1)
TOTAL%
2) 30-49625
3) 50-641041.7
4) 65+833.3
Missing990 
TOTAL24100.0
33) What is the last grade of school you completed? (EDUC)
TOTAL%
1) Less than high school graduate13413.1
2) High school graduate30429.8
3) Some college26025.5
4) Graduated college18217.8
5) Graduate school or more10610.4
6) Technical school/other313
9) Refused4.4
TOTAL1021100.0
34) Is your total annual household income from all sources, and before taxes...? (INCOME)
TOTAL%
1) Less than $15,00015014.7
2) $15,000 but less than $25,00013813.5
3) $25,000 but less than $30,000747.2
4) $30,000 but less than $40,000838.1
5) $40,000 but less than $50,000716.9
6) $50,000 but less than $75,00012412.1
7) $75,000 but less than $100,00010810.6
8) $100,000 and over (Unspecified)101
9) Less than $50,000 (Unspecified)151.5
10) $50,000 but less than $100,000 (Unspecified)9.9
12) $100,000 to under $150,000848.2
13) $150,000 to under $200,000333.2
14) $200,000 to under $250,000131.3
15) $250,000 or more131.3
98) Don't know292.8
99) Refused696.7
TOTAL1023100.0
35) Race of respondent (RACE)
TOTAL%
1) White Non-Hispanic66865.4
2) Black Non-Hispanic11511.3
3) White Hispanic11911.7
4) Black Hispanic6.6
5) Unspecified Hispanic232.3
6) Other race706.9
7) Refused202
TOTAL1021100.0
36) Affiliation rotate (PARTYROT)
TOTAL%
1) Male Republican/Democrat23723.2
2) Male Democrat/Republican25324.8
3) Female Republican/Democrat27126.5
4) Female Democrat/Republican26025.5
TOTAL1021100.0
37) Generally speaking, do you usually think of yourself as: (PARTY)
TOTAL%
0) Other161.6
1) A Republican24624.1
2) A Democrat35234.4
3) An Independent36635.8
8) Don't know232.3
9) Refused191.9
TOTAL1022100.0
38) Ideology rotate (IDEOR)
TOTAL%
1) D3 1-5 asked50449.4
2) D3 5-1 asked51750.6
TOTAL1021100.0
39) Generally speaking, would you describe your political views as...? (IDEO)
TOTAL%
1) Very conservative15515.2
2) Somewhat conservative24223.7
3) Moderate31130.5
4) Somewhat liberal18718.3
5) Very liberal807.8
8) Don't know302.9
9) Refused151.5
TOTAL1020100.0
40) Are you registered to vote at your present address or not? (REGVOTE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes77075.4
2) No24123.6
8) Don't know1.1
9) Refused9.9
TOTAL1021100.0
41) Besides the telephone number I reached you on, how many other telephone numbers, if any, does your household have? (OTHTELE)
TOTAL%
0) None57656.4
1) One585.7
2) Two252.4
3) Three5.5
7) Cell phone household only35734.9
9) Refused1.1
TOTAL1022100.0
42) Enter sex of respondent (SEX)
TOTAL%
1) Male49348.3
2) Female52851.7
TOTAL1021100.0
43) What is your present religion, if any? Are you Protestant, Catholic, Jewish, Muslim, Mormon, something else or nothing in particular? *REFORMATTED QUESTION* (RELIG)
TOTAL%
1) Protestant33032.3
2) Catholic, Roman Catholic22021.5
3) Jewish/Judaism202
4) Muslim/Islamic111.1
5) Mormon/Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints171.7
6) Something else181.8
7) Nothing in particular23222.7
10) Buddhist3.3
11) Hindu1.1
12) Unitarian/Universalist1.1
13) Christian/Non-denominational Christian15515.2
99) Don't know/refused141.4
TOTAL1022100.0
44) What is your religion, if any? (RELIG1)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL0
45) Would you describe yourself as a 'born-again' or 'Evangelical Christian' or not? (BORN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes27457.1
2) No19540.6
8) Don't know112.3
Missing510 
TOTAL480100.0
46) Were you born in the United States, the island of Puerto Rico or in another country? (USBORN)
TOTAL%
1) United States6543.9
2) Puerto Rico32
3) Another country8054.1
Missing923 
TOTAL148100.0
47) How many years have you lived in the United States? (USLIVE)
TOTAL%
1) 144.8
6) 611.2
7) 756
8) 833.6
10) 1067.1
11) 1122.4
12) 121113.1
13) 131113.1
15) 1589.5
17) 1711.2
20) 2056
22) 2233.6
24) 2422.4
25) 2511.2
27) 2744.8
30) 3033.6
36) 3633.6
40) 4044.8
41) 4111.2
50) 5011.2
52) 5200
60) 6011.2
67) 6711.2
98) Don't know22.4
99) Refused11.2
Missing971 
TOTAL84100.0
48) Ident (IDENT)
TOTAL%
1) Landline52251.1
2) Cell phone sample44043.1
3) Hispanic in language313
4) Both cell phone and Hispanic in language282.7
TOTAL1021100.0
49) Now thinking about your telephone use... Does anyone in your household, including yourself, have a working cell phone? (L1)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, respondent or someone in household has cell phone47185.2
2) No8114.6
8) Don't know1.2
Missing411 
TOTAL553100.0
50) Of all the telephone calls that you and the other people in your household receive, are ...? (L2)
TOTAL%
1) All or almost all calls received on a cell phone11324
2) Some received on a cell phone and some on a regular home phone23950.7
3) All or almost all calls received on a regular home phone11724.8
8) Don't know2.4
Missing519 
TOTAL471100.0
51) 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? (C1)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, has a home telephone11424.4
2) No, no home telephone35375.6
Missing610 
TOTAL467100.0
52) Of all the telephone calls that you and the other people in your household receive, are ...? (C2)
TOTAL%
1) All or almost all calls received on a cell phone4942.6
2) Some received on a cell phone and some on a regular home phone4841.7
3) All or almost all calls received on a regular home phone1815.7
Missing834 
TOTAL115100.0
53) How many different cell phone numbers do you personally answer calls on? (C1A)
TOTAL%
0) 0242.6
1) 169273.8
2) 215416.4
3) 3363.8
4) 46.6
5) 591
6) 61.1
7) 7121.3
8) Don't know3.3
9) Refused1.1
Missing108 
TOTAL938100.0
54) How likely are you to celebrate Valentine's Day this year? Are you...? (Q1)
TOTAL%
1) Very likely41140.3
2) Somewhat likely23623.1
3) Not too likely14814.5
4) Not at all likely21821.4
9) Don't know8.8
TOTAL1021100.0
55) And how much do you think you will spend celebrating Valentine's Day this year? (Q2)
TOTAL%
1) Nothing406.2
2) Less than $5028043.3
3) $50 to less than $10019129.5
4) $100 to $2007812.1
5) More than $200507.7
9) Don't know81.2
Missing392 
TOTAL647100.0
56) Q3rota (Q3ROTA)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL0
57) Q3rotb (Q3ROTB)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL0
58) Q3rotc (Q3ROTC)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL0
59) How likely are you to do any of the following on Valentine's Day? Go out to dinner: Are you very likely, somewhat likely, not too likely or not at all likely to do this? (Q3A)
TOTAL%
1) Very likely30129.5
2) Somewhat likely24323.8
3) Not too likely13212.9
4) Not at all likely34033.3
9) Don't know5.5
TOTAL1021100.0
60) How likely are you to do any of the following on Valentine's Day? Watch a romantic comedy: Are you very likely, somewhat likely, not too likely or not at all likely to do this? (Q3B)
TOTAL%
1) Very likely10810.6
2) Somewhat likely22221.7
3) Not too likely21320.8
4) Not at all likely47546.5
9) Don't know4.4
TOTAL1022100.0
61) How likely are you to do any of the following on Valentine's Day? Go to bed early: Are you very likely, somewhat likely, not too likely or not at all likely to do this? (Q3C)
TOTAL%
1) Very likely21220.7
2) Somewhat likely21320.8
3) Not too likely22922.4
4) Not at all likely34533.8
9) Don't know232.3
TOTAL1022100.0
62) How likely are you to do any of the following on Valentine's Day? Have sex: Are you very likely, somewhat likely, not too likely or not at all likely to do this? (Q3D)
TOTAL%
1) Very likely27126.5
2) Somewhat likely20520.1
3) Not too likely13413.1
4) Not at all likely30029.4
9) Don't know11110.9
TOTAL1021100.0
63) Are you currently dating someone or in a romantic relationship? (RELA)
TOTAL%
1) Yes15737
2) No25159.2
7) Other3.7
9) Don't know133.1
Missing566 
TOTAL424100.0
64) Are you currently dating someone or in a romantic relationship? (RELAOTH)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL0
65) And how long have you been in your current relationship? (Q4)
TOTAL%
1) 1374.9
2) 2304
3) 3304
4) 4222.9
5) 5263.4
6) 6263.4
7) 7182.4
8) 8121.6
9) 9101.3
10) 10354.6
11) 1191.2
12) 12192.5
13) 13121.6
14) 14131.7
15) 15172.2
16) 16111.5
17) 17121.6
18) 18121.6
19) 194.5
20) 20334.4
21) 21111.5
22) 22131.7
23) 2391.2
24) 2491.2
25) 25131.7
26) 266.8
27) 2781.1
28) 28162.1
29) 294.5
30) 30202.6
31) 313.4
32) 32141.9
33) 335.7
34) 343.4
35) 35121.6
36) 363.4
37) 377.9
38) 3891.2
39) 393.4
40) 40172.2
41) 412.3
42) 42121.6
43) 435.7
44) 446.8
45) 45111.5
46) 464.5
47) 474.5
48) 485.7
49) 492.3
50) 5091.2
51) 512.3
52) 524.5
53) 534.5
54) 543.4
55) 555.7
56) 565.7
57) 571.1
58) 583.4
59) 592.3
60) 602.3
62) 622.3
63) 631.1
64) 641.1
65) 651.1
71) 711.1
80) 801.1
97) Less than a year749.8
98) Don't know4.5
99) Refused7.9
Missing319 
TOTAL756100.0
66) How did you meet your current spouse or significant other? (Q5)
TOTAL%
1) At church or a place of worship466.1
2) At work13317.6
3) At school12817
4) Through friends or family26134.6
5) Online dating site273.6
6) At a bar or night club638.4
7) Other486.4
8) In community/neighborhood364.8
9) Don't know121.6
Missing319 
TOTAL754100.0
67) How did you meet your current spouse or significant other? (Q5OPEN)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL0
68) Q6rota (Q6ROTA)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL0
69) Q6rotb (Q6ROTB)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL0
70) Q6rotc (Q6ROTC)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL0
71) Here are a few things that some people say can be problems in marriages or romantic relationships. How big a problem is it for a marriage or romantic relationship when the couple has...? Different religious beliefs: Is this a major problem, minor problem or not a problem? (Q6A)
TOTAL%
1) Major problem29629
2) Minor problem36635.8
3) Not a problem31931.2
9) Don't know403.9
TOTAL1021100.0
72) Here are a few things that some people say can be problems in marriages or romantic relationships. How big a problem is it for a marriage or romantic relationship when the couple has...? Different political views: Is this a major problem, a major problem, a minor problem or not a problem? (Q6B)
TOTAL%
1) Major problem17216.8
2) Minor problem47046
3) Not a problem35034.3
9) Don't know292.8
TOTAL1021100.0
73) Here are a few things that some people say can be problems in marriages or romantic relationships. How big a problem is it for a marriage or romantic relationship when the couple has...? An unsatisfying sex life: Is this a major problem, a minor problem or not a problem? (Q6C)
TOTAL%
1) Major problem55354.2
2) Minor problem25024.5
3) Not a problem15615.3
9) Don't know626.1
TOTAL1021100.0
74) What is your age? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-AGE)
TOTAL%
1) 18-2922122.2
2) 30-3917117.2
3) 40-4917918
4) 50-6425225.3
5) 65+17317.4
Missing31 
TOTAL996100.0
75) What is the last grade of school you completed? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-EDUC)
TOTAL%
1) Less than high school graduate13413.6
2) High school graduate30430.8
3) Some college26026.4
4) Graduated college18218.5
5) Graduate school or more10610.8
Missing31 
TOTAL986100.0
76) Generally speaking, would you describe your political views as...? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-POLITICS)
TOTAL%
1) Very conservative15515.9
2) Somewhat conservative24224.8
3) Moderate31131.9
4) Somewhat liberal18719.2
5) Very liberal808.2
Missing46 
TOTAL975100.0
77) What is your present religion, if any? Are you Protestant, Catholic, Jewish, Muslim, Mormon, something else or nothing in particular? *REFORMATTED QUESTION* (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-RELIGION)
TOTAL%
1) Protestant33032.8
2) Catholic, Roman Catholic22021.8
3) Other religion22522.3
4) Nothing in particular23223
Missing14 
TOTAL1007100.0
78) Enter sex of respondent (for use with online analysis) (I-SEX)
TOTAL%
1) Male49348.3
2) Female52851.7
TOTAL1021100.0