PRRI-RNS Religion News Survey, April 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
TOTAL100059364449.7110173321.87
2) Week (WEEK)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL1000816.000.00
3) Weight (WEIGHT)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL10.569
4) State (STATE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL0
5) Metro (METRO)
TOTAL%
1) Center City (Metro)33033
2) Center City County (Metro)20820.8
3) Suburban (Metro)22122.1
4) Non-Center City (Metro)474.7
5) Non-Metro19319.3
TOTAL999100.0
6) Region (REGION)
TOTAL%
1) North East18318.3
2) North Central21621.6
3) South37537.5
4) West22722.7
TOTAL1001100.0
7) Division (DIVISION)
TOTAL%
1) New England464.6
2) Mid Atlantic13713.7
3) East North Central14814.8
4) West North Central686.8
5) South Atlantic17617.6
6) East South Central686.8
7) West South Central13113.1
8) Mountain878.7
9) Pacific14014
TOTAL1001100.0
8) Is your home owned or rented? (OWNHOME)
TOTAL%
1) Owned63663.6
2) Rented35335.3
8) Don't know5.5
9) Refused6.6
TOTAL1000100.0
9) Are you...? (MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Single, that is never married24424.4
2) Single, living with a partner10310.3
3) Married46546.5
4) Separated262.6
5) Widowed585.8
6) Divorced878.7
9) Refused161.6
TOTAL999100.0
10) Employment Status (EMPLYMNT)
TOTAL%
1) Full-time42842.8
2) Part-time17117.1
3) Retired18918.9
4) Homemaker585.8
5) Student494.9
6) Temporarily unemployed606
7) Disabled/handicapped313.1
8) Other, not employed7.7
9) Refused8.8
TOTAL1001100.0
11) Including yourself, how many people are there living in your household? (HHNUM)
TOTAL%
1) One16116.1
2) Two32532.5
3) Three19319.3
4) Four12712.7
5) Five828.2
6) Six373.7
7) Seven191.9
8) Eight or more111.1
9) Refused464.6
TOTAL1001100.0
12) How many of these are adults, 18 or older? (ADULTS)
TOTAL%
1) One19519.5
2) Two48248.1
3) Three19019
4) Four565.6
5) Five181.8
6) Six9.9
7) Seven5.5
8) Eight or more1.1
9) Refused464.6
TOTAL1002100.0
13) How many of these adults are male? (ADULTM)
TOTAL%
0) None13514.2
1) One63466.5
2) Two14415.1
3) Three293
4) Four8.8
5) Five3.3
6) Six1.1
Missing42 
TOTAL954100.0
14) How many of these adults are female? (ADULTF)
TOTAL%
0) None13313.9
1) One61564.5
2) Two17117.9
3) Three272.8
4) Four7.7
5) Five1.1
Missing42 
TOTAL954100.0
15) How many are children 12 to 17? (KIDS1217)
TOTAL%
0) None14045.5
1) One11035.7
2) Two4614.9
3) Three103.2
5) Five2.6
Missing747 
TOTAL308100.0
16) How many are children six to 11? (KIDS611)
TOTAL%
0) None16051.9
1) One9932.1
2) Two3912.7
3) Three103.2
Missing747 
TOTAL308100.0
17) How many are children under six? (KIDS06)
TOTAL%
0) None18158.8
1) One9129.5
2) Two3210.4
3) Three31
4) Four1.3
Missing747 
TOTAL308100.0
18) Enter age of first child age 12 to 17. (DI22A1)
TOTAL%
12) 122514.9
13) 132313.7
14) 141911.3
15) 152917.3
16) 162816.7
17) 173520.8
98) Don't know21.2
99) Refused74.2
Missing859 
TOTAL168100.0
19) Enter age of second child age 12 to 17. (DI22A2)
TOTAL%
12) 12915
13) 131016.7
14) 141016.7
15) 151626.7
16) 16711.7
17) 1746.7
98) Don't know11.7
99) Refused35
Missing953 
TOTAL60100.0
20) Enter age of third child age 12 to 17. (DI22A3)
TOTAL%
12) 1218.3
13) 1318.3
14) 14758.3
15) 15216.7
99) Refused18.3
Missing991 
TOTAL12100.0
21) Enter age of fourth child age 12 to 17. (DI22A4)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL100012.000.00
22) Enter age of fifth child age 12 to 17. (DI22A5)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL100012.000.00
23) Enter age of first child age six to 11. (DI22B1)
TOTAL%
6) 62013.6
7) 72919.7
8) 81812.2
9) 91610.9
10) 102416.3
11) 113322.4
98) Don't know42.7
99) Refused32
Missing880 
TOTAL147100.0
24) Enter age of second child age six to 11. (DI22B2)
TOTAL%
6) 62040.8
7) 7816.3
8) 8612.2
9) 9816.3
10) 1048.2
11) 1124.1
99) Refused12
Missing955 
TOTAL49100.0
25) Enter age of third child age six to 11. (DI22B3)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL10008.051.65
26) Enter age of first child under six. (DI22C1)
TOTAL%
0) Less than one year86.3
1) 143.2
2) 21915.1
3) 33527.8
4) 43023.8
5) 52822.2
98) Don't know1.8
99) Refused1.8
Missing904 
TOTAL126100.0
27) Enter age of second child under six. (DI22C2)
TOTAL%
0) Less than one year822.2
1) 1822.2
2) 2719.4
3) 3822.2
4) 4411.1
98) Don't know12.8
Missing973 
TOTAL36100.0
28) Enter age of third child under six. (DI22C3)
TOTAL%
0) Less than one year125
2) 2125
3) 3250
Missing997 
TOTAL4100.0
29) Enter age of fourth child under six. (DI22C4)
TOTAL%
0) Less than one year1100
Missing999 
TOTAL1100.0
30) Are you the parent or guardian of anyone under 18 in your household? (PARENT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes25125.1
2) No74974.9
TOTAL1000100.0
31) What is your age? (AGE)
TOTAL%
18) 18414.1
19) 19181.8
20) 20101
21) 21202
22) 22191.9
23) 23161.6
24) 24161.6
25) 25272.7
26) 26111.1
27) 27151.5
28) 288.8
29) 29121.2
30) 30232.3
31) 31151.5
32) 32202
33) 33111.1
34) 349.9
35) 35181.8
36) 36111.1
37) 37131.3
38) 38101
39) 39101
40) 40272.7
41) 416.6
42) 42222.2
43) 43252.5
44) 448.8
45) 45212.1
46) 46161.6
47) 47242.4
48) 48222.2
49) 49272.7
50) 50222.2
51) 519.9
52) 52111.1
53) 538.8
54) 54101
55) 55191.9
56) 56202
57) 57181.8
58) 58202
59) 599.9
60) 60252.5
61) 61111.1
62) 62202
63) 63161.6
64) 64191.9
65) 65131.3
66) 66171.7
67) 676.6
68) 68131.3
69) 699.9
70) 70212.1
71) 715.5
72) 725.5
73) 736.6
74) 746.6
75) 75101
76) 765.5
77) 774.4
78) 785.5
79) 795.5
80) 808.8
81) 813.3
82) 826.6
83) 836.6
84) 843.3
85) 855.5
86) 862.2
87) 872.2
88) 8800
89) 891.1
90) 901.1
91) 912.2
92) 921.1
94) 941.1
95) 9500
99) Refused373.7
TOTAL996100.0
32) Could you please tell me if you are...? (AGE1)
TOTAL%
1) 18-2912.7
2) 30-49821.6
3) 50-641643.2
4) 65+616.2
9) Refused616.2
Missing956 
TOTAL37100.0
33) What is the last grade of school you completed? (EDUC)
TOTAL%
1) Less than high school graduate12812.8
2) High school graduate30830.8
3) Some college25225.2
4) Graduated college19219.2
5) Graduate school or more888.8
6) Technical school/other171.7
9) Refused151.5
TOTAL1000100.0
34) Is your total annual household income from all sources, and before taxes...? (INCOME)
TOTAL%
1) Less than $15,00012612.6
2) $15,000 but less than $25,00010310.3
3) $25,000 but less than $30,000757.5
4) $30,000 but less than $40,000969.6
5) $40,000 but less than $50,000858.5
6) $50,000 but less than $75,00010210.2
7) $75,000 but less than $100,000818.1
8) $100,000 and over (Unspecified)101
9) Less than $50,000 (Unspecified)191.9
10) $50,000 but less than $100,000 (Unspecified)7.7
12) $100,000 to under $150,000676.7
13) $150,000 to under $200,000232.3
14) $200,000 to under $250,000111.1
15) $250,000 or more171.7
98) Don't know656.5
99) Refused11311.3
TOTAL1000100.0
35) Race of respondent (RACE)
TOTAL%
1) White Non-Hispanic65065
2) Black Non-Hispanic11011
3) White Hispanic10410.4
4) Black Hispanic131.3
5) Unspecified Hispanic262.6
6) Other race676.7
7) Refused303
TOTAL1000100.0
36) Affiliation rotate (PARTYROT)
TOTAL%
1) Male Republican/Democrat24024
2) Male Democrat/Republican24224.2
3) Female Republican/Democrat25925.9
4) Female Democrat/Republican25925.9
TOTAL1000100.0
37) Generally speaking, do you usually think of yourself as: (PARTY)
TOTAL%
0) Other5.5
1) A Republican22622.6
2) A Democrat33033
3) An Independent38038
8) Don't know212.1
9) Refused383.8
TOTAL1000100.0
38) Ideology rotate (IDEOROT)
TOTAL%
1) D3 1-5 asked49349.3
2) D3 5-1 asked50750.7
TOTAL1000100.0
39) Generally speaking, would you describe your political views as...? (IDEO)
TOTAL%
1) Very conservative14714.7
2) Somewhat conservative21721.7
3) Moderate31231.2
4) Somewhat liberal14414.4
5) Very liberal11811.8
8) Don't know404
9) Refused212.1
TOTAL999100.0
40) Are you registered to vote at your present address or not? (REGIS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes76676.5
2) No22022
8) Don't know3.3
9) Refused121.2
TOTAL1001100.0
41) Besides the telephone number I reached you on, how many other telephone numbers, if any, does your household have? (TELE)
TOTAL%
0) None48048
1) One757.5
2) Two515.1
3) Three333.3
7) Cell phone household only34734.7
9) Refused141.4
TOTAL1000100.0
42) Enter sex of respondent (SEX)
TOTAL%
1) Male48348.3
2) Female51751.7
TOTAL1000100.0
43) 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) Baptist919.1
2) Catholic, Roman Catholic25225.2
5) Evangelical3.3
6) Jehovah's Witnesses5.5
7) Jewish/Judaism151.5
8) Lutheran141.4
10) Mormon (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints/LDS)202
11) Muslim/Islamic121.2
12) Orthodox (Eastern, Greek, Russian, Armenian, etc)2.2
13) Pentecostal (Assemblies of God, Four-Square Gospel)151.5
14) Presbyterian5.5
15) Protestant13213.2
16) Seventh-day Adventist1.1
19) Unitarian/Universalist4.4
20) Buddhist5.5
21) Hindu6.6
22) Christian (just Christian)14114.1
23) Non-denominational or Independent Church232.3
24) Episcopalian or Anglican6.6
25) Methodist161.6
26) Church of Christ, or Disciples of Christ (Christian Church)2.2
27) Church of God4.4
29) Holiness (Nazarenes, Wesleyan Church, Salvation Army)4.4
30) Reformed1.1
90) Nothing in particular11711.7
95) Atheist282.8
96) Agnostic191.9
97) Other7.7
98) Don't know7.7
99) Refused424.2
TOTAL999100.0
44) What is your religion, if any? (RELIGOP)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL0
45) Would you describe yourself as a 'born-again' or 'Evangelical Christian' or not? (BORN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes27559.7
2) No17137.1
8) Don't know112.4
9) Refused4.9
Missing499 
TOTAL461100.0
46) Were you born in the United States, the island of Puerto Rico, or in another country? (USBORN)
TOTAL%
1) United States6344.1
2) Puerto Rico32.1
3) Another country7552.4
9) Refused21.4
Missing888 
TOTAL143100.0
47) How many years have you lived in the United States? (USLIVE)
TOTAL%
1) 111.2
2) 244.9
3) 322.4
7) 778.5
8) 822.4
9) 922.4
10) 101012.2
12) 1222.4
13) 1344.9
14) 1456.1
15) 1522.4
17) 1744.9
20) 2022.4
21) 2111.2
22) 2222.4
25) 2578.5
27) 2733.7
28) 2822.4
30) 3056.1
32) 3211.2
33) 3322.4
35) 3511.2
40) 4022.4
41) 4122.4
42) 4200
47) 4711.2
50) 5011.2
55) 5511.2
96) Less than a year22.4
98) Don't know22.4
Missing946 
TOTAL82100.0
48) Ident (IDENT)
TOTAL%
1) Landline51651.6
2) Cell phone sample42442.4
3) Hispanic in language222.2
4) Both cell phone and Hispanic in language383.8
TOTAL1000100.0
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 phone45584.6
2) No7914.7
9) Refused4.7
Missing400 
TOTAL538100.0
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 phone11324.8
2) Some received on a cell phone and some on a regular home phone20845.6
3) All or almost all calls received on a regular home phone13429.4
8) Don't know00
9) Refused1.2
Missing532 
TOTAL456100.0
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 telephone11625.1
2) No, no home telephone34274
8) Don't know3.6
9) Refused1.2
Missing600 
TOTAL462100.0
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 phone4942.2
2) Some received on a cell phone and some on a regular home phone5043.1
3) All or almost all calls received on a regular home phone1714.7
Missing823 
TOTAL116100.0
53) How many different cell phone numbers do you personally answer calls on? (C1A)
TOTAL%
0) 0212.3
1) 161867.5
2) 216417.9
3) 3414.5
4) 4121.3
5) 5131.4
6) 64.4
7) 7232.5
8) Don't know171.9
9) Refused3.3
Missing132 
TOTAL916100.0
54) All in all, do you strongly favor, favor, oppose or strongly oppose making the use of marijuana legal? (Q1)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly favor23723.7
2) Favor21121.1
3) Oppose20720.7
4) Strongly oppose28328.3
9) Don't know636.3
TOTAL1001100.0
55) And do you favor or oppose making the use of marijuana legal to treat certain medical conditions if prescribed by a doctor? (Q1A)
TOTAL%
1) Favor35063.4
2) Oppose17431.5
9) Don't know285.1
Missing424 
TOTAL552100.0
56) Many people use a nickname for marijuana. What other term for marijuana are you most familiar with? (Q2)
TOTAL%
1) Blunt252.5
2) Chronic4.4
3) Dope151.5
4) Ganja161.6
5) Grass343.4
6) Joint171.7
7) Marijuana656.5
8) Mary Jane646.4
9) Pot21721.7
10) Reefer111.1
11) Weed27627.6
12) Doobie9.9
13) Bud111.1
14) Cannabis101
97) Other515.1
99) Don't know17417.4
TOTAL999100.0
57) Many people use a nickname for marijuana. What other term for marijuana are you most familiar with? (Q2AOTHER)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL0
58) Keeping in mind that all of your answers in this survey are confidential, have you, yourself ever happened to try marijuana? (Q3)
TOTAL%
1) Yes41841.8
2) No56756.7
9) Don't know151.5
TOTAL1000100.0
59) Regardless of whether or not you think it should be legal, please tell me whether you personally believe using marijuana is morally acceptable or morally wrong. (Q4)
TOTAL%
1) Morally acceptable48948.9
2) Morally wrong40140.1
3) Depends on the situation282.8
4) Not a moral issue292.9
9) Don't know535.3
TOTAL1000100.0
60) Do you personally believe that using marijuana is a sin or not? (Q5)
TOTAL%
1) Sin23023
2) Not a Sin69869.8
9) Don't know727.2
TOTAL1000100.0
61) Do you personally believe that using marijuana is prohibited by the Bible or not? (Q6)
TOTAL%
1) Prohibited in Bible20020
2) Not prohibited in Bible62162.1
9) Don't know17917.9
TOTAL1000100.0
62) And do you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree or completely disagree with the following statement? New laws legalizing the use of marijuana are a sign of the moral decline of America (Q7)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree16016
2) Mostly agree18818.8
3) Mostly disagree26326.3
4) Completely disagree33833.8
9) Don't know525.2
TOTAL1001100.0
63) What is your age? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-AGE)
TOTAL%
1) 18-2921322.1
2) 30-3914114.6
3) 40-4919920.6
4) 50-6423924.8
5) 65+17217.8
Missing44 
TOTAL964100.0
64) What is the last grade of school you completed? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-EDUC)
TOTAL%
1) Less than high school graduate12813.2
2) High school graduate30831.8
3) Some college25226
4) Graduated college19219.8
5) Graduate school or more889.1
Missing27 
TOTAL968100.0
65) Enter sex of respondent (for use with online analysis) (I-SEX)
TOTAL%
1) Male48348.3
2) Female51751.7
TOTAL1000100.0
66) Generally speaking, would you describe your political views as...? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-POLITICS)
TOTAL%
1) Very conservative14715.7
2) Somewhat conservative21723.1
3) Moderate31233.3
4) Somewhat liberal14415.4
5) Very liberal11812.6
Missing61 
TOTAL938100.0