PRRI-RNS Religion News Survey, December 2011

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All frequencies weighted by 3) WEIGHT
1) CaseId (CASEID)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL101232552912.3629075167.57
2) Week (WEEK)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL1012849.000.00
3) Weight (WEIGHT)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL10.642
4) State (STATE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL0
5) Metro (METRO)
TOTAL%
1) Center City (Metro)50449.8
2) Center City Country (Metro)16616.4
3) Suburban (Metro)13313.1
4) Non-Center City (Metro)474.6
5) Non-Metro16316.1
TOTAL1013100.0
6) Region (REGION)
TOTAL%
1) North East18718.5
2) North Central22121.8
3) South37537.1
4) West22922.6
TOTAL1012100.0
7) Division (DIVISION)
TOTAL%
1) New England504.9
2) Mid Atlantic13713.5
3) East North Central14214
4) West North Central797.8
5) South Atlantic19519.2
6) East South Central656.4
7) West South Central11511.4
8) Mountain575.6
9) Pacific17317.1
TOTAL1013100.0
8) Is your home owned or rented? (OWNHOME)
TOTAL%
1) Owned61460.6
2) Rented37937.4
8) Don't know111.1
9) Refused9.9
TOTAL1013100.0
9) Marital. Are You...? (MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Single, that is never married24123.8
2) Single, living with a partner10910.8
3) Married46746.1
4) Separated313.1
5) Widowed646.3
6) Divorced898.8
9) Refused121.2
TOTAL1013100.0
10) Employment Status (EMPLOY)
TOTAL%
1) Full-time42241.7
2) Part-time16516.3
3) Retired16716.5
4) Housewife636.2
5) Student515
6) Temporarily unemployed858.4
7) Disabled/Handicapped464.5
8) Other not employed6.6
9) Refused8.8
TOTAL1013100.0
11) (Z-6) Including yourself, how many people are there living in your household? (HHNUM)
TOTAL%
1) One14814.6
2) Two35334.9
3) Three18818.6
4) Four16316.1
5) Five767.5
6) Six353.5
7) Seven151.5
8) Eight or more171.7
9) Refused171.7
TOTAL1012100.0
12) (Z-6a) How many of these are adults, 18 or older? (ADULTS)
TOTAL%
1) One18818.6
2) Two53853.2
3) Three16216
4) Four777.6
5) Five202
6) Six2.2
7) Seven5.5
8) Eight or more2.2
9) Refused171.7
TOTAL1011100.0
13) (Z-6Aa) How many of these adults are male? (ADULTM)
TOTAL%
0) None17017.1
1) One61261.5
2) Two18018.1
3) Three212.1
4) Four7.7
5) Five1.1
7) Seven3.3
8) Eight or more1.1
Missing17 
TOTAL995100.0
14) (Z-6Ab) How many of these adults are female? (ADULTF)
TOTAL%
0) None11912
1) One67167.5
2) Two16716.8
3) Three262.6
4) Four111.1
Missing17 
TOTAL994100.0
15) (Z-6B) How many are children 12 to 17? (KIDS1217)
TOTAL%
0) None17649.7
1) One11833.3
2) Two4613
3) Three123.4
4) Four2.6
Missing659 
TOTAL354100.0
16) (Z-6C) How many are children 6 to 11? (KIDS611)
TOTAL%
0) None20257.1
1) One10028.2
2) Two4512.7
3) Three51.4
4) Four2.6
Missing659 
TOTAL354100.0
17) (Z-6D) How many are children under 6? (KIDS06)
TOTAL%
0) None21159.6
1) One8122.9
2) Two5014.1
3) Three51.4
4) Four41.1
5) Five3.8
Missing659 
TOTAL354100.0
18) (DI-22A1) Enter age of first child age 12-17. (FRST1217)
TOTAL%
12) 123318.4
13) 132916.2
14) 142413.4
15) 152815.6
16) 163016.8
17) 172614.5
98) Don't know1.6
99) Refused84.5
Missing834 
TOTAL179100.0
19) (DI-22A2) Enter age of second child age 12-17. (SCND1217)
TOTAL%
12) 1235
13) 13610
14) 14813.3
15) 151220
16) 161525
17) 171118.3
99) Refused58.3
Missing952 
TOTAL60100.0
20) (DI-22A3) Enter age of third child age 12-17. (THRD1217)
TOTAL%
12) 12323.1
14) 1417.7
16) 16215.4
17) 17538.5
99) Refused215.4
Missing998 
TOTAL13100.0
21) (DI-22A4) Enter age of fourth child age 12-17. (FRTH1217)
TOTAL%
12) 122100
Missing1010 
TOTAL2100.0
22) (DI22B1) Enter age of first child age 6-11. (FRST611)
TOTAL%
6) 63221.2
7) 72617.2
8) 82315.2
9) 92818.5
10) 102013.2
11) 111610.6
98) Don't know32
99) Refused32
Missing860 
TOTAL151100.0
23) (DI-22B2) Enter age of second child age 6-11. (SCND611)
TOTAL%
6) 659.4
7) 7815.1
8) 81018.9
9) 91324.5
10) 10611.3
11) 111120.8
Missing960 
TOTAL53100.0
24) (DI-22B3) Enter age of third child age 6-11. (THRD611)
TOTAL%
6) 6114.3
7) 7114.3
8) 8114.3
9) 9114.3
10) 10342.9
Missing1005 
TOTAL7100.0
25) DI-22B4. Enter age of fourth child age 6-11. (FRTH611)
TOTAL%
9) 900
10) 1000
11) 111100
Missing1011 
TOTAL1100.0
26) (DI-22C1) Enter age of first child under 6. (FRST06)
TOTAL%
0) Less than 1 year1812.6
1) 11510.5
2) 22517.5
3) 32517.5
4) 42517.5
5) 53222.4
99) Refused32.1
Missing870 
TOTAL143100.0
27) (DI22C2) Enter age of second child under 6. (SCND06)
TOTAL%
0) Less than 1 year1727
1) 169.5
2) 21015.9
3) 357.9
4) 4812.7
5) 51727
Missing950 
TOTAL63100.0
28) (DI22C3) Enter age of third child under 6. (THRD06)
TOTAL%
0) Less than 1 year436.4
2) 2327.3
3) 3327.3
5) 519.1
Missing1000 
TOTAL11100.0
29) (DI22C4) Enter age of fourth child under 6. (FRTH06)
TOTAL%
0) Less than 1 year00
1) 1342.9
2) 2114.3
5) 5342.9
Missing1006 
TOTAL7100.0
30) (DI22C5) Enter age of fifth child under 6. (FIFTH06)
TOTAL%
0) Less than 1 year3100
Missing1010 
TOTAL3100.0
31) Are you the parent or guardian of anyone under 18 in your household? (PARENT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes28279.9
2) No7120.1
Missing659 
TOTAL353100.0
32) What is your age? (AGE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL101247.5519.43
33) Could you please tell me if you are…? (AGE2)
TOTAL%
1) 18-29418.2
2) 30-49313.6
3) 50-64940.9
4) 65+418.2
9) Refused29.1
Missing989 
TOTAL22100.0
34) What is the last grade of school you completed? (EDUC)
TOTAL%
1) Less than high school graduate13413.3
2) High school graduate28628.3
3) Some college28628.3
4) Graduated college17817.6
5) Graduate school or more10110
6) Technical school/other202
9) Refused6.6
TOTAL1011100.0
35) Is your total household income from all sources, and before taxes…? (INCOME)
TOTAL%
1) Less than $15,00014214
2) $15,000 but less than $25,00011311.2
3) $25,000 but less than $30,000787.7
4) $30,000 but less than $40,000969.5
5) $40,000 but less than $50,000828.1
6) $50,000 but less than $75,00013012.8
7) $75,000 but less than $100,000969.5
8) $100,000 and over (Unspecified)9.9
9) Less than $50,000151.5
10) $50,000 but less than $100,0005.5
12) $100,000 to under $150,000807.9
13) $150,000 to under $200,000212.1
14) $200,000 to under $250,000161.6
15) $250,000 or more151.5
98) Don't know323.2
99) Refused828.1
TOTAL1012100.0
36) Race of Respondent (RACE)
TOTAL%
1) White Non-Hispanic67466.5
2) Black Non-Hispanic11511.4
3) White Hispanic11311.2
4) Black Hispanic9.9
5) Unspecified Hispanic181.8
6) Other Race636.2
7) Refused212.1
TOTAL1013100.0
37) Generally speaking, do you usually think of yourself as: (PARTY)
TOTAL%
0) Other232.3
1) A Republican26426.1
2) A Democrat29829.4
3) An Independent37837.4
8) Don't know242.4
9) Refused252.5
TOTAL1012100.0
38) Which of the following television news sources do you trust the MOST to provide accurate information about politics and current events? (MEDIA)
TOTAL%
1) Broadcast network news, such as NBC, ABC or CBS22222
2) CNN20520.3
3) Fox News24924.6
4) MSNBC525.1
5) Comedy Central's Daily Show with Jon Stewart434.3
6) Public television10510.4
95) Do not trust any television news sources313.1
96) Other (NON SPECIFY)333.3
97) (VOL.)Do not watch television news444.4
98) Don't know191.9
99) Refused8.8
TOTAL1011100.0
39) Do you consider yourself part of the Tea Party movement, or not? (TPARTY)
TOTAL%
1) Yes10510.4
2) No84984
8) Don't know383.8
9) Refused191.9
TOTAL1011100.0
40) IDEOROT (IDEOROT)
TOTAL%
1) D3 1-5 asked52852.2
2) D3 5-1 asked48447.8
TOTAL1012100.0
41) Generally speaking, would you describe your political views as…? (IDEO)
TOTAL%
1) Very conservative13913.7
2) Somewhat conservative23623.3
3) Moderate29128.8
4) Somewhat liberal18918.7
5) Very liberal898.8
8) Don't know414.1
9) Refused262.6
TOTAL1011100.0
42) Registered. Are you registered to vote at your present address or not? (REGVOTE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes74273.3
2) No24624.3
8) Don't know7.7
9) Refused171.7
TOTAL1012100.0
43) Telephone. Besides the telephone number I reached you on, how many other telephone numbers, if any, does your household have? (OTHTEL)
TOTAL%
0) None61460.7
1) One646.3
2) Two252.5
3) Three131.3
7) Cell phone household only28928.6
9) Refused6.6
TOTAL1011100.0
44) Enter Sex of Respondent (SEX)
TOTAL%
1) Male49248.6
2) Female52151.4
TOTAL1013100.0
45) 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) Protestant32932.4
2) Catholic, Roman Catholic23723.4
3) Jewish/Judaism131.3
4) Muslim/Islamic9.9
5) Mormon/Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints111.1
6) Something else262.6
7) Nothing in particular18918.6
10) Buddhist7.7
11) Hindu5.5
12) Unitarian/Universalist3.3
13) Christian/Non-denominational Christian15715.5
99) Don't know/Refused282.8
TOTAL1014100.0
46) Would you describe yourself as a ‘born-again' or ‘Evangelical Christian', or not? (BORN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes27656.8
2) No19339.7
8) Don't know173.5
Missing526 
TOTAL486100.0
47) Were you born in the United States, the island of Puerto Rico, or in another country? (USBORN)
TOTAL%
1) United States6043.2
2) Puerto Rico21.4
3) Another country7755.4
Missing873 
TOTAL139100.0
48) How many years have you lived in the United States? (USLIVE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL101218.0215.09
49) (L1) Now thinking about your telephone use… Does anyone in your household, including yourself, have a working cell phone? (CELL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, respondent or someone in household has cell phone51781.9
2) No11017.4
9) Refused4.6
Missing380 
TOTAL631100.0
50) (L2a) Of all the telephone calls that you and the other people in your household receive, are…? (RECEIVE)
TOTAL%
1) All or almost all calls received on a cell phone11923
2) Some received on a cell phone and some on a regular home phone23946.2
3) All or almost all calls received on a regular home phone15830.6
8) Don't know1.2
Missing495 
TOTAL517100.0
51) (C1) Now thinking about your telephone use, is there at least on telephone INSIDE your home that is currently working and is not a cell phone? (INSIDE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, has a home telephone9424.7
2) No, no home telephone28675.1
9) Refused1.3
Missing632 
TOTAL381100.0
52) (C2) Of all the telephone calls that you and the other people in your household receive, are…? (RECEIVE2)
TOTAL%
1) All or almost all calls received on a cell phone4043
2) Some received on a cell phone and some on a regular home phone3840.9
3) All or almost all calls received on a regular home phone1516.1
8) Don't know00
Missing918 
TOTAL93100.0
53) (C1A) How many different cell phone numbers do you personally answer calls on? (NUMBERS)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL10121.381.06
54) (Q1) How closely have you been following the Republican primary campaign for President? (FOLLREP)
TOTAL%
1) Very closely16216
2) Somewhat closely30830.4
3) Not too closely23923.6
4) Not at all30329.9
9) Refused1.1
TOTAL1013100.0
55) (Q2A) Overall, do you have a favorable or unfavorable impression of… Newt Gingrich (IMPGING)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly favorable11611.5
2) Somewhat favorable21421.2
3) Somewhat unfavorable19519.3
4) Strongly unfavorable26426.1
8) Don't know20620.4
9) Refused161.6
TOTAL1011100.0
56) (Q2B) Overall, do you have a favorable or unfavorable impression of… Mitt Romney (IMPROMN)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly favorable888.7
2) Somewhat favorable29929.5
3) Somewhat unfavorable24023.7
4) Strongly unfavorable14714.5
8) Don't know21220.9
9) Refused272.7
TOTAL1013100.0
57) (Q2C) Overall, do you have a favorable or unfavorable impression of… Rick Perry (IMPRICK)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly favorable444.3
2) Somewhat favorable19219
3) Somewhat unfavorable20820.6
4) Strongly unfavorable29228.9
8) Don't know25625.3
9) Refused202
TOTAL1012100.0
58) (Q2D) Overall, do you have a favorable or unfavorable impression of… Ron Paul (IMPPAUL)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly favorable797.8
2) Somewhat favorable18418.2
3) Somewhat unfavorable21921.6
4) Strongly unfavorable20320.1
8) Don't know29729.3
9) Refused303
TOTAL1012100.0
59) (Q2E) Overall, do you have a favorable or favorable impression of… Michele Bachmann (IMPMICH)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly favorable747.3
2) Somewhat favorable18218
3) Somewhat unfavorable20820.6
4) Strongly unfavorable27927.6
8) Don't know23823.5
9) Refused313.1
TOTAL1012100.0
60) Q2ROTATE (Q2ROT)
TOTAL%
1) Pr-2 asked first50449.8
2) Pr-3 asked first50850.2
TOTAL1012100.0
61) (Q3) From what you know, which Republican candidate for president has RELIGIOUS BELIEFS closest to your own? (CLOSEREL)
TOTAL%
1) Newt Gingrich696.8
2) Mitt Romney787.7
3) Rick Perry939.2
4) Ron Paul676.6
5) Michele Bachmann989.7
6) Other (NON SPECIFY)161.6
7) None19519.3
8) Don't know37437
9) Refused212.1
TOTAL1011100.0
62) (Q4) From what you know, which Republican candidate for president has POLITICAL VIEWS closes to your own? (CLOSEPOL)
TOTAL%
1) Newt Gingrich14314.1
2) Mitt Romney16416.2
3) Rick Perry717
4) Ron Paul11611.5
5) Michele Bachmann969.5
6) Other (NON SPECIFY)202
7) None18618.4
8) Don't know20320.1
9) Refused131.3
TOTAL1012100.0
63) Q5ROTATE (Q5ROT)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL101260.614.50
64) (Q5A) What is the SINGLE most important reason you have a favorable view of Newt Gingrich? (FAVORNGA)
TOTAL%
1) Answer Given13993.3
9) Refused106.7
Missing863 
TOTAL149100.0
65) (Q5A_OE) What is the SINGLE most important reason you have a favorable view of Newt Gingrich? (FAVORNGO)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL0
66) (Q5A_code) Gingrich--Favorable View (FAVGCODE)
TOTAL%
1) Ideology4026.8
2) Experience/Leadership3523.5
3) Intelligent/Knowledgable2214.8
4) Honest/Straight-talking96
5) Electability74.7
6) Can improve economy85.4
8) Other149.4
9) Don't know/Refused149.4
Missing863 
TOTAL149100.0
67) (Q5a_label) Gingrich--Favorable View (GINGFAV)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL0
68) (Q5B) What is the SINGLE most important reason you have an unfavorable view of Newt Gingrich? (UNFGINGA)
TOTAL%
1) Answer Given6286.1
9) Refused1013.9
Missing941 
TOTAL72100.0
69) (Q5B_OE) What is the SINGLE most important reason you have an unfavorable view of Newt Gingrich? (UNFGINGO)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL0
70) (Q5B_code) Gingrich--Unfavorable View (UNFGCODE)
TOTAL%
1) Past political experience2027.8
2) Ideology1216.7
3) Arrogant/Selfish/Dishonest912.5
4) Morality/Personal life45.6
8) Other1622.2
9) Don't know/Refused1115.3
Missing941 
TOTAL72100.0
71) (Q5B_label) Gingrich--Unfavorable View (GINGUNF)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL0
72) (Q6A) What is the SINGLE most important reason you have a favorable view of Mitt Romney? (FAVORMRA)
TOTAL%
1) Answer Given14191
9) Refused149
Missing857 
TOTAL155100.0
73) (Q6A_OE) What is the SINGLE most important reason you have a favorable view of Mitt Romney? (FAVORMRO)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL0
74) (Q6A_code) Romney--Favorable View (FAVMCODE)
TOTAL%
1) Ideology138.4
2) Business/Political experience3220.6
3) Honest/Moral/Religious3220.6
4) Electability159.7
5) Can improve economy117.1
6) Articulate/Competent138.4
8) Other74.5
9) Don't know/Refused3220.6
Missing857 
TOTAL155100.0
75) (Q6A_LABEL) Romney--Favorable View (MITTFAV)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL0
76) (Q6B) What is the SINGLE most important reason you have an unfavorable view of Mitt Romney? (UNFMITTA)
TOTAL%
1) Answer Given5590.2
9) Refused69.8
Missing951 
TOTAL61100.0
77) (Q6B_OE) What is the SINGLE most important reason you have an unfavorable view of Mitt Romney? (UNFMITTO)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL0
78) (Q6B_code) Romney--Unfavorable View (UNFMCODE)
TOTAL%
1) Not conservative/Flip flop914.5
2) Not trustworthy/Politician1219.4
3) Health care69.7
4) Religion/Personal1219.4
8) Other1219.4
9) Don't know/Refused1117.7
Missing951 
TOTAL62100.0
79) (Q6B_label) Romney--Unfavorable View (ROMNUNF)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL0
80) What is your age? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-AGE)
TOTAL%
1) Under 30 years old21821.5
2) 30 to 39 years old14314.1
3) 40 to 49 years old21220.9
4) 50 to 59 years old17717.5
5) 60 to 69 years old12412.3
6) 70 years and older13813.6
TOTAL1012100.0
81) What is the last grade of school you completed? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-EDUC)
TOTAL%
1) High school incomplete (grades 1-11)13413.3
2) High school complete (grade 12)28628.5
3) Some college, but no degree28628.5
4) Graduated college17817.7
5) Graduate school or more10110
6) Technical school/other202
Missing6 
TOTAL1005100.0
82) Region (for use with online analysis) (I-REGION)
TOTAL%
1) North East18718.5
2) North Central22121.8
3) South37537.1
4) West22922.6
TOTAL1012100.0
83) 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) Protestant32933.4
2) Catholic, Roman Catholic23724.1
3) Jewish/Judaism131.3
4) Something else21722
5) Nothing in particular18919.2
Missing28 
TOTAL985100.0
84) Enter Sex of Respondent (for use with online analysis) (I-SEX)
TOTAL%
1) Male49248.6
2) Female52151.4
TOTAL1013100.0
85) Generally speaking, do you usually think of yourself as: (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-PARTYID)
TOTAL%
1) Republican26427.4
2) Democrat29830.9
3) Independent37839.3
4) Other232.4
Missing49 
TOTAL963100.0
86) Race of Respondent (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-RACE)
TOTAL%
1) White Non-Hispanic67467.9
2) Black Non-Hispanic11511.6
3) White Hispanic11311.4
4) Black Hispanic9.9
5) Unspecified Hispanic181.8
6) Other Race636.4
Missing21 
TOTAL992100.0