PRRI/RNS Religion News Survey, March 2011

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All frequencies weighted by 38) WEIGHT
1) Which statement comes closest to your view of God? (VIEWGOD)
TOTAL%
1) God is a person with whom people can have a relationship69969.8
2) God is an impersonal force16716.7
3) I do not believe in God818.1
95) Other (Vol.)222.2
99) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)323.2
TOTAL1001100.0
2) ASK IF BELIEVE IN GOD: Now, as I read a few statements please tell me whether you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree or completely disagree with each one. God is in control of everything that happens in the world. (GODCNTRL)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree35538.6
2) Mostly agree20622.4
3) Mostly disagree16918.4
4) Completely disagree17018.5
99) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)202.2
Missing81 
TOTAL920100.0
3) God sometimes punishes nations for the sins of some of its citizens. (GODPUNSH)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree12713.8
2) Mostly agree15817.2
3) Mostly disagree20722.5
4) Completely disagree40043.5
99) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)283
Missing81 
TOTAL920100.0
4) Natural disasters are God's way of testing our faith. (NATDISAS)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree16017.4
2) Mostly agree24426.5
3) Mostly disagree20322
4) Completely disagree28731.2
99) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)272.9
Missing81 
TOTAL921100.0
5) Seeing innocent people suffer sometimes causes me to have doubts about God. (INNOSUFF)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree454.9
2) Mostly agree13214.4
3) Mostly disagree24226.3
4) Completely disagree47751.9
99) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)232.5
Missing81 
TOTAL919100.0
6) Earthquakes, floods and other natural disasters are a sign from God. (DISASIGN)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree16217.6
2) Mostly agree21923.8
3) Mostly disagree22124
4) Completely disagree29331.9
99) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)242.6
Missing81 
TOTAL919100.0
7) The severity of recent natural disasters is evidence that we are in what the Bible calls the end times. (ENDTIMES)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree10620.8
2) Mostly agree11923.4
3) Mostly disagree10119.8
4) Completely disagree16432.2
99) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)193.7
Missing490 
TOTAL509100.0
8) The severity of recent natural disasters is evidence of global climate change. (CLIMCHNG)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree10621.7
2) Mostly agree17736.2
3) Mostly disagree8717.8
4) Completely disagree10621.7
99) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)132.7
Missing510 
TOTAL489100.0
9) How much, if at all, have you heard about the earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan? (JAPAN)
TOTAL%
1) A lot85885.7
2) A little12312.3
3) Nothing at all181.8
99) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)2.2
TOTAL1001100.0
10) Given our current economic and budget problems, how important is it that the U.S. government provides significant financial assistance to nations like Japan that have suffered from major national disasters? (FINASST)
TOTAL%
1) Very important41941.9
2) Somewhat important41241.2
3) Not too important707
4) Not at all important717.1
98) It depends (Vol.)191.9
99) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)101
TOTAL1001100.0
11) Do you consider yourself a part of the Tea Party movement, or not? (TEAPARTY)
TOTAL%
1) Yes14014
2) No81481.4
99) Don't know (Vol.)464.6
TOTAL1000100.0
12) What is your present religion, if any? Are you Protestant, Catholic, Jewish, Mormon, Muslim, something else or nothing in particular? (RELIG)
TOTAL%
1) Protestant40840.8
2) Catholic19419.4
3) Jewish151.5
4) Mormon313.1
5) Muslim2.2
6) Christian or 'just Christian'959.5
7) Unitarian Universalist00
8) Hindu00
9) Buddhist1.1
95) Something else171.7
98) Nothing in particular20320.3
99) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)333.3
TOTAL999100.0
13) Would you describe yourself as a 'born-again' or evangelical Christian, or not? (BORN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes28151.7
2) No25146.1
99) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)122.2
Missing456 
TOTAL544100.0
14) Unique respondent identifier (QNO)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL1000118005368.133476.91
15) Case ID (CASEID)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL10005368.133476.91
16) Respondent's sex (SEX)
TOTAL%
1) Male48848.8
2) Female51251.2
TOTAL1000100.0
17) Are you the male/female head of this household? (HEADHH)
TOTAL%
1) Yes83583.5
2) No16116.1
99) Refused/No response4.4
TOTAL1000100.0
18) Which of the following best describes your current employment status? Are you . . . (EMPLOY)
TOTAL%
1) Employed full-time32532.5
2) Employed part-time949.4
3) Self-employed969.6
4) Retired22322.3
5) Not currently employed12112.1
6) Student646.4
7) Homemaker737.3
99) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)5.5
TOTAL1001100.0
19) In politics, as of today, do you consider yourself a Republican, a Democrat, or an Independent? (PARTY)
TOTAL%
1) Republican22722.7
2) Democrat30330.3
3) Independent39639.6
98) Other party (Vol.)171.7
99) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)565.6
TOTAL999100.0
20) Political party identification (PARTYFUL)
TOTAL%
1) Republican22722.7
2) Independent-lean Republican16816.8
3) Independent10310.3
4) Independent-lean Democratic14114.1
5) Democrat30330.3
98) Other party (Vol.)282.8
99) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)292.9
TOTAL999100.0
21) IF INDEPENDENT/OTHER PARTY, ASK: As of today, do you lean more to the Democratic Party or the Republican party? (PARTYLN)
TOTAL%
1) Republican16835.8
2) Democrat14130.1
98) Neither/Other (Vol.)12226
99) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)388.1
Missing531 
TOTAL469100.0
22) What is your occupation? (OCCUP)
TOTAL%
1) White collar -- professional, managerial, owner19137.1
2) White collar -- sales, clerical13325.8
3) Blue collar -- craftsmen/foremen7614.8
4) Blue collar -- semiskilled, unskilled6512.6
5) Service worker407.8
199) Refused/No response (Vol.)101.9
Missing485 
TOTAL515100.0
23) What is your current marital status? Are you . . . (MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Married51751.7
2) Living as married202
3) Single and never been married25625.6
4) Divorced979.7
5) Separated212.1
6) Widowed797.9
99) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)101
TOTAL1000100.0
24) Do you own or rent the dwelling in which you live? (OWN)
TOTAL%
1) Own67567.5
2) Rent28728.7
99) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)383.8
TOTAL1000100.0
25) Altogether, including you and any others, how many people regularly live in this household? (HHNUM)
TOTAL%
1) One17017
2) Two30430.4
3) Three14314.3
4) Four17017
5) Five11011
6) Six535.3
7) Seven181.8
8) Eight131.3
9) Nine6.6
10) 10 or more6.6
99) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)8.8
TOTAL1001100.0
26) Are there any children living in your household under six years of age? (CHILD6)
TOTAL%
1) Yes19223.4
2) No62476
99) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)5.6
Missing179 
TOTAL821100.0
27) Are there any children living in your household aged 6 through 11? (CHILD11)
TOTAL%
1) Yes19223.4
2) No62576
99) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)5.6
Missing179 
TOTAL822100.0
28) Are there any children living in your household aged 12 through 17? (CHILD17)
TOTAL%
1) Yes20324.7
2) No61174.3
99) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)81
Missing179 
TOTAL822100.0
29) What was the last grade in school you completed? (EDUC)
TOTAL%
1) Eighth grade or less303
2) High school incomplete (grades 9, 10, 11)919.1
3) High school complete (grade 12)33333.3
4) Some college, but no degree16016
5) Associate degree969.6
6) College, graduate/bachelor's degree17017
7) Postgraduate degree, such as master's, Ph.D., MD, JD10110.1
99) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)181.8
TOTAL999100.0
30) What is your age? (AGE)
TOTAL%
1) 18-20545.4
2) 21-24626.2
3) 25-29686.8
4) 30-3410610.6
5) 35-39727.2
6) 40-4410410.4
7) 45-49757.5
8) 50-5412312.3
9) 55-59868.6
10) 60-64727.2
11) 65-69575.7
12) 70-74464.6
13) 75 or older686.8
99) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)5.5
TOTAL998100.0
31) Are you Spanish, Hispanic, or Latino? (HISP)
TOTAL%
1) Yes11911.9
2) No86086
99) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)212.1
TOTAL1000100.0
32) Which of the following describes your race? You can select as many as apply. (RACE1)
TOTAL%
1) White/Caucasian76476.5
2) Black/African American11711.7
3) Asian/Asian American5.5
4) Some other race878.7
99) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)262.6
TOTAL999100.0
33) Which of the following describes your race? You can select as many as apply. (RACE2)
TOTAL%
2) Black/African American26.9
3) Asian/Asian American1034.5
4) Some other race1758.6
Missing971 
TOTAL29100.0
34) Which of the following describes your race? You can select as many as apply. (RACE3)
TOTAL%
4) Some other race5100
Missing995 
TOTAL5100.0
35) Was your total household income before taxes for 2010 less than $50,000 or $50,000 or more? (INC1)
TOTAL%
1) Less than $50,00044044
2) $50,000 or more42142.1
99) Don't know/Refused/No response (Vol.)13913.9
TOTAL1000100.0
36) Was that . . .? (INC2)
TOTAL%
1) Under $25,00020947.5
2) $25,000 but less than $30,0006013.6
3) $30,000 but less than $35,000306.8
4) $35,000 but less than $40,000409.1
5) $40,000 but less than $50,0009120.7
99) Less than $50,000 (Unspecified)/No response (Vol.)102.3
Missing560 
TOTAL440100.0
37) Was that . . .? (INC3)
TOTAL%
1) $50,000 but less than $60,0007818.5
2) $60,000 but less than $75,0008620.4
3) $75,000 but less than $100,0009221.8
4) $100,000 but less than $125,0005011.8
5) $125,000 or more8119.2
99) $50,000 or more (Unspecified)/No response (Vol.)358.3
Missing579 
TOTAL422100.0
38) Weight (WEIGHT)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL0.9920.819
39) Time zone (TIMEZONE)
TOTAL%
5) Eastern Standard Time50250.2
6) Central Standard Time26326.3
7) Mountain Standard Time797.9
8) Pacific Standard Time15615.6
TOTAL1000100.0
40) State (STATE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL0
41) Metro/Non-metro (METRO)
TOTAL%
1) In center city of metropolitan area28428.4
2) Outside center city, inside center city county19319.3
3) Inside suburban county of metropolitan area22222.2
4) In metropolitan area with no center city313.1
5) In non-metropolitan area27027
TOTAL1000100.0
42) Census division (CENDIV)
TOTAL%
1) New England585.8
2) Middle Atlantic12312.3
3) East North Central17317.3
4) West North Central494.9
5) South Atlantic16416.4
6) East South Central919.1
7) West South Central11311.3
8) Mountain929.2
9) Pacific13813.8
TOTAL1001100.0
43) Region (REGION)
TOTAL%
1) Northeast18018
2) Midwest22222.2
3) South36736.7
4) West23123.1
TOTAL1000100.0
44) Date of interview (INTVWDT)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL100031833.40113.11
45) What is your age? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-AGE)
TOTAL%
1) Under 30 years old18518.6
2) 30 to 39 years old17817.9
3) 40 to 49 years old17918
4) 50 to 59 years old21021.1
5) 60 to 69 years old13013.1
6) 70 years and older11411.4
Missing5 
TOTAL996100.0
46) What was the last grade in school you completed? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-EDUC)
TOTAL%
2) High school incomplete (grades 1-11)12112.3
3) High school complete (grade 12)33333.9
4) Some college, but no degree16016.3
5) Associate degree969.8
6) College, graduate/bachelor's degree17017.3
7) Postgraduate degree, such as master's, Ph.D., MD, JD10110.3
Missing18 
TOTAL981100.0
47) Which of the following describes your race? You can select as many as apply. (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-RACE)
TOTAL%
1) White/Caucasian76478.5
2) Black/African American11712
3) Asian/Asian American5.5
4) Some other race878.9
Missing26 
TOTAL973100.0
48) Region (for use with online analysis) (I-REGION)
TOTAL%
1) Northeast18018
2) Midwest22222.2
3) South36736.7
4) West23123.1
TOTAL1000100.0
49) What is your present religion, if any? Are you Protestant, Catholic, Jewish, Mormon, Muslim, something else or nothing in particular? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-RELIGION)
TOTAL%
1) Protestant40842.1
2) Catholic19420
3) Other16316.8
4) None20321
Missing33 
TOTAL968100.0
50) Respondent's sex (for use with online analysis) (I-SEX)
TOTAL%
1) Male48848.8
2) Female51251.2
TOTAL1000100.0
51) Political party identification (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-PARTYID)
TOTAL%
1) Republican22723.4
2) Independent-lean Republican16817.3
3) Independent10310.6
4) Independent-lean Democratic14114.5
5) Democrat30331.2
98) Other party (Vol.)282.9
Missing29 
TOTAL970100.0