PRRI/RNS Religion News Survey, November 2011

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All frequencies weighted by 3) WEIGHT
1) Case ID (CASEID)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL100262617931.4419798832.92
2) Week (WEEK)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL1002806.9078.58
3) Weight (WEIGHT)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL10.621
4) State (STATE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL0
5) Metro (METRO)
TOTAL%
1) Center City (Metro)50250.1
2) Center City Country (Metro)17317.3
3) Suburban (Metro)13913.9
4) Non-Center City (Metro)262.6
5) Non-Metro16216.2
TOTAL1002100.0
6) Region (REGION)
TOTAL%
1) North East18518.5
2) North Central21921.9
3) South37137.1
4) West22622.6
TOTAL1001100.0
7) Division (DIVISION)
TOTAL%
1) New England484.8
2) Mid Atlantic13713.7
3) East North Central14714.7
4) West North Central727.2
5) South Atlantic20020
6) East South Central555.5
7) West South Central11711.7
8) Mountain777.7
9) Pacific14914.9
TOTAL1002100.0
8) Is the home owned or rented? (OWNHOME)
TOTAL%
1) Owned69169
2) Rented28528.5
8) Don't know101
9) Refused151.5
TOTAL1001100.0
9) Are you…? (MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Single, that is never married23022.9
2) Single, living with a partner676.7
3) Married50950.7
4) Separated323.2
5) Widowed575.7
6) Divorced969.6
9) Refused121.2
TOTAL1003100.0
10) Employment Status (EMPLOY)
TOTAL%
1) Full-time43943.8
2) Part-time15415.4
3) Retired18218.2
4) Housewife555.5
5) Student686.8
6) Temporarily unemployed585.8
7) Disabled/Handicapped353.5
8) Other not employed6.6
9) Refused5.5
TOTAL1002100.0
11) Including yourself, how many people are there living in your household? Z-6 (HHNUM)
TOTAL%
1) One14514.5
2) Two36136
3) Three16316.3
4) Four15715.7
5) Five919.1
6) Six333.3
7) Seven8.8
8) Eight or more111.1
9) Refused343.4
TOTAL1003100.0
12) How many of these are adults, 18 or older? Z-6A (ADULTS)
TOTAL%
1) One17917.8
2) Two53653.4
3) Three16816.7
4) Four686.8
5) Five121.2
6) Six2.2
8) Eight or more4.4
9) Refused343.4
TOTAL1003100.0
13) How many of these adults are male? Z-6Aa (ADULTM)
TOTAL%
0) None13614
1) One65467.5
2) Two14214.7
3) Three293
4) Four3.3
5) Five3.3
7) Seven2.2
Missing34 
TOTAL969100.0
14) How many of these adults are female? Z-6Ab (ADULTF)
TOTAL%
0) None11311.7
1) One67669.8
2) Two15215.7
3) Three252.6
5) Five1.1
7) Seven2.2
Missing34 
TOTAL969100.0
15) How many are children 12 to 17? Z-6B (KIDS1217)
TOTAL%
0) None16448.1
1) One12536.7
2) Two3811.1
3) Three144.1
Missing661 
TOTAL341100.0
16) How many are children are 6 to 11? Z-6C (KIDS611)
TOTAL%
0) None18855.1
1) One9929
2) Two4112
3) Three123.5
4) Four1.3
Missing661 
TOTAL341100.0
17) How many are children are under 6? Z-6D (KIDS06)
TOTAL%
0) None20058.5
1) One9628.1
2) Two4312.6
3) Three3.9
Missing661 
TOTAL342100.0
18) Enter age of first child age 12-17. DI-22A (DI22A1)
TOTAL%
12) 123419.2
13) 132916.4
14) 142111.9
15) 153117.5
16) 163016.9
17) 173016.9
99) Refused21.1
Missing825 
TOTAL177100.0
19) Enter age of second child age 12-17. DI-22A (DI22A2)
TOTAL%
12) 12510
13) 131224
14) 141122
15) 151020
16) 16510
17) 17714
Missing950 
TOTAL50100.0
20) Enter age of third child age 12-17. DI-22A (DI22A3)
TOTAL%
13) 1317.1
14) 1417.1
16) 16642.9
17) 17642.9
Missing988 
TOTAL14100.0
21) Enter age of first child age 6-11. DI-22b (DI22B1)
TOTAL%
6) 62013
7) 73220.8
8) 82415.6
9) 91811.7
10) 101811.7
11) 113422.1
98) Don't know1.6
99) Refused74.5
Missing848 
TOTAL154100.0
22) Enter age of second child age 6-11. DI-22B (DI22B2)
TOTAL%
6) 659.3
7) 759.3
8) 8814.8
9) 91425.9
10) 1059.3
11) 111324.1
98) Don't know11.9
99) Refused35.6
Missing947 
TOTAL54100.0
23) Enter age of third child age 6-11. DI-22B (DI22B3)
TOTAL%
7) 717.1
9) 9535.7
10) 10214.3
11) 11642.9
Missing989 
TOTAL14100.0
24) Enter age of fourth child age 6-11. DI-22B (DI22B4)
TOTAL%
11) 111100
Missing1001 
TOTAL1100.0
25) Enter age of first child under 6. DI-22C (DI22C1)
TOTAL%
0) Less than 1 year3021.1
1) 12114.8
2) 24028.2
3) 31812.7
4) 41510.6
5) 5139.2
99) Refused53.5
Missing861 
TOTAL142100.0
26) Enter age of second child under 6. DI-22C (DI22C2)
TOTAL%
0) Less than 1 year510.9
1) 1510.9
2) 2817.4
3) 3715.2
4) 41123.9
5) 51021.7
Missing957 
TOTAL46100.0
27) Enter age of third child under 6. DI-22C (DI22C3)
TOTAL%
0) Less than 1 year150
3) 3150
Missing999 
TOTAL2100.0
28) Are you the parent or guardian of anyone under 18 in your household? (PARENT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes27881.5
2) No6318.5
Missing661 
TOTAL341100.0
29) What is your age? (AGE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL100248.8221.70
30) Could you please tell me if you are…? (AGE2)
TOTAL%
1) 18-2911.7
2) 30-4958.3
3) 50-641118.3
4) 65+1220
9) Refused3151.7
Missing941 
TOTAL60100.0
31) What is the last grade of school you completed? (EDUC)
TOTAL%
1) Less than high school graduate13213.2
2) High school graduate28228.1
3) Some college28228.1
4) Graduated college18318.3
5) Graduate school or more929.2
6) Technical school/other202
9) Refused111.1
TOTAL1002100.0
32) Is your total annual household income from all sources, before taxes…? (INCOME)
TOTAL%
1) Less than $15,00014214.2
2) $15,000 but less than $25,000878.7
3) $25,000 but less than $30,000686.8
4) $30,000 but less than $40,000858.5
5) $40,000 but less than $50,000838.3
6) $50,000 but less than $75,00011511.5
7) $75,000 but less than $100,00010510.5
8) $100,000 and over (unspecified)101
9) Less than $50,000191.9
10) $50,000 but less than $100,000121.2
12) $25,000 to under $30,000727.2
13) $150,000 to under $30,000313.1
14) $200,000 to under $250,0006.6
15) $250,000 or more101
98) Don't know474.7
99) Refused11011
TOTAL1002100.0
33) Race of Respondent (RACE)
TOTAL%
1) White Non-Hispanic66566.4
2) Black Non-Hispanic11311.3
3) White Hispanic969.6
4) Black Hispanic191.9
5) Unspecified Hispanic212.1
6) Other Race626.2
7) Refused252.5
TOTAL1001100.0
34) Affiliation rotate (PARTYROT)
TOTAL%
1) Male Republican/Democrat23823.8
2) Male Democrat/Republican24824.8
3) Female Republican/Democrat27026.9
4) Female Democrat/Republican24624.6
TOTAL1002100.0
35) Generally speaking, do you usually think of yourself as: (PARTY)
TOTAL%
0) Other9.9
1) A Republican23223.2
2) A Democrat33133
3) An Independent36936.8
8) Don't know292.9
9) Refused323.2
TOTAL1002100.0
36) Do you consider yourself a part of the Tea Party movement, or not? (TPARTY)
TOTAL%
1) Yes848.4
2) No86286
8) Don't know404
9) Refused161.6
TOTAL1002100.0
37) Ideorot (IDEOROT)
TOTAL%
1) D3 1-5 asked49549.4
2) D3 5-1 asked50750.6
TOTAL1002100.0
38) Generally speaking, would you describe your political views as…? (IDEO)
TOTAL%
1) Very conservative15415.4
2) Somewhat conservative23123.1
3) Moderate29929.8
4) Somewhat liberal15115.1
5) Very liberal919.1
8) Don't know515.1
9) Refused252.5
TOTAL1002100.0
39) Are you registered to vote at your present address or not? (REGVOTE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes73673.4
2) No24624.5
8) Don't know7.7
9) Refused141.4
TOTAL1003100.0
40) Besides the telephone number I reached you on, how many other telephone numbers, if any, does your household have? (OTHTEL)
TOTAL%
0) None61060.9
1) One666.6
2) Two272.7
3) Three111.1
7) Cell phone household only28328.2
9) Refused5.5
TOTAL1002100.0
41) Enter sex of respondent (SEX)
TOTAL%
1) Male48748.6
2) Female51551.4
TOTAL1002100.0
42) What is your present religion, if any? Are you Protestant, Catholic, Jewish, Muslim, Mormon, Something else or nothing in particular? (RELIG)
TOTAL%
1) Protestant31731.6
2) Catholic, Roman Catholic25025
3) Jewish/Judaism151.5
4) Muslim/Islamic3.3
5) Mormon/Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints131.3
6) Something else373.7
7) Nothing in particular19219.2
10) Buddhist7.7
11) Hindu1.1
13) Christian/Non Denominational Christian13813.8
99) Don' t know/Refused292.9
TOTAL1002100.0
43) Would you describe yourself as a 'born-again' or 'Evangelical Christian', or not? (BORN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes24553.8
2) No19943.7
8) Don't know112.4
Missing547 
TOTAL455100.0
44) Were you born in the United States, the island of Puerto Rico, or in another country? (USBORN)
TOTAL%
1) United States5943.1
2) Puerto Rico42.9
3) Another country7051.1
8) Don't know32.2
9) Refused1.7
Missing866 
TOTAL137100.0
45) How many years have you lived in the United States? (USLIVE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL100220.0616.13
46) Ident (IDENT)
TOTAL%
1) Landline60860.7
2) Cell Phone sample34434.3
3) Hispanic in language303
4) Both cell phone and Hispanic in language202
TOTAL1002100.0
47) Now thinking about your telephone use… Does anyone in your household, including yourself, have a working cell phone? L1 (CELLPH)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, respondent or someone in household has cell phone52482.1
2) No11017.2
9) Refused4.6
Missing364 
TOTAL638100.0
48) Of all the telephone calls that you and the other people in your household receive, are…? L2 (CALLS)
TOTAL%
1) All or almost all calls received on a cell phone10419.8
2) Some received on a cell phone and some on a regular home phone26049.6
3) All or almost all calls received on a regular home phone16030.5
Missing478 
TOTAL524100.0
49) 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 (HOMEPH)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, has a home telephone8122.3
2) No, no home telephone28277.5
9) Refused1.3
Missing638 
TOTAL364100.0
50) Of all the telephone calls that you and the other people in your household receive, are…? C2 (CALLS2)
TOTAL%
1) All or almost all calls received on a cell phone3340.7
2) Some received on a cell phone and some on a regular home phone4049.4
3) All or almost all calls received on a regular home phone89.9
Missing921 
TOTAL81100.0
51) How many different cell phone numbers do you personally answer calls on? C1A (CELLNM)
TOTAL%
0) 0262.9
1) 166775.1
2) 214516.3
3) 3262.9
4) 46.7
5) 53.3
6) 63.3
7) 73.3
8) 84.5
9) 95.6
Missing114 
TOTAL888100.0
52) Q1rotate (Q1ROTATE)
TOTAL%
1) Pr-1 first51251.1
2) Pr-2 first49048.9
TOTAL1002100.0
53) Would you say the Tea Party movement shares your values, or not? Q1 (TEAMVT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, shares my values29229.1
2) No, does not share my values57657.5
3) Haven't heard about343.4
8) Don't know838.3
9) Refused171.7
TOTAL1002100.0
54) Would you say the Occupy Wall Street movement shares your values or not? Q2 (OCCMVT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, shares my values29028.9
2) No, does not share my values56155.9
3) Haven't heard about515.1
8) Don't know909
9) Refused111.1
TOTAL1003100.0
55) Q1rotate (Q3ROTATE)
TOTAL%
1) Pr-3 first48948.8
2) Pr-4 first51351.2
TOTAL1002100.0
56) All in all, do you think the Tea Party movement is a good thing for society, a bad thing for society, or do you think the Tea Party movement doesn't matter one way or the other? Q3 (TEASOC)
TOTAL%
0) Haven't heard about272.7
1) Good thing32232.1
2) Bad thing19419.4
3) Doesn't matter38638.5
8) Don't know676.7
9) Refused6.6
TOTAL1002100.0
57) All in all, do you think the Occupy Wall Street movement is a good thing for society, a bad thing for society, or do you think the Occupy Wall Street movement doesn't matter one way or the other? Q4 (OCCSOC)
TOTAL%
0) Haven't heard about292.9
1) Good thing31631.5
2) Bad thing18318.3
3) Doesn't matter38638.5
8) Don't know818.1
9) Refused7.7
TOTAL1002100.0
58) Do you think the gap between the rich and poor has gotten larger, gotten smaller, or stayed about the same over the last 20 years? Q5 (MNYGAP)
TOTAL%
1) Gotten larger79279
2) Gotten smaller363.6
3) Stayed about the same14514.5
8) Don't know252.5
9) Refused4.4
TOTAL1002100.0
59) Do you think the American Dream—that if you work hard you'll get ahead—still holds true, never held true, or once held true but does not anymore? Q6 (AMDRM)
TOTAL%
0) Other (NON-SPECIFY)3.3
1) Still holds true43643.5
2) Never held true636.3
3) Once held true, but not anymore48348.2
8) Don't know141.4
9) Refused4.4
TOTAL1003100.0
60) Poor people have become too dependent on government assistance program. Do you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree? Q7a (GOVAST)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree41941.8
2) Mostly agree29329.2
3) Mostly disagree16116.1
4) Completely disagree10610.6
8) Don't know131.3
9) Refused111.1
TOTAL1003100.0
61) The government should do more to reduce the gap between the rich and poor. Do you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree? Q7b (GOVGAP)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree39939.8
2) Mostly agree26926.8
3) Mostly disagree14914.9
4) Completely disagree15915.9
8) Don't know131.3
9) Refused131.3
TOTAL1002100.0
62) In order to reduce the deficit, it's fair to ask wealthier Americans to pay a greater percentage in taxes than the middle class or those less well off. Do you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree? Q7c (REDDEF)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree40140
2) Mostly agree28128
3) Mostly disagree14914.9
4) Completely disagree15215.2
8) Don't know131.3
9) Refused6.6
TOTAL1002100.0
63) Churches and clergy have not provided enough moral leadership on the country's most pressing economic problems. Do you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree? Q7d (CHLEAD)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree20320.3
2) Mostly agree26426.4
3) Mostly disagree27627.6
4) Completely disagree17217.2
8) Don't know676.7
9) Refused191.9
TOTAL1001100.0
64) Do you think the government should do more to help students pay for college and pay off student loan debt, or should the government not do this? Q8/D (STLOAN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, should65765.6
2) No, not should31931.8
8) Don't know202
9) Refused6.6
TOTAL1002100.0
65) Form half sample (FORMHA)
TOTAL%
1) Get pr-9A49849.7
2) Get pr-9B50450.3
TOTAL1002100.0
66) Please tell me if you would favor or oppose each of the following to help reduce the nation's budget deficit. Do you favor or oppose cutting federal funding for social programs that help the poor? Q9a (SOCPOR)
TOTAL%
1) Favor14028.1
2) Oppose33467.1
8) Don't know224.4
9) Refused2.4
Missing504 
TOTAL498100.0
67) Please tell me if you would favor or oppose each of the following to help reduce the nation's budget deficit. Do you favor or oppose cutting federal funding for religious organizations that help the poor? Q9b (RELPOR)
TOTAL%
1) Favor14729.2
2) Oppose33165.8
8) Don't know193.8
9) Refused61.2
Missing498 
TOTAL503100.0
68) Please tell me if you would favor or oppose each of the following to help reduce the nation's budget deficit. Do you favor or oppose increasing taxes on Americans making at least one million dollars per year? Q9c (TXRICH)
TOTAL%
1) Favor69669.5
2) Oppose28528.4
8) Don't know141.4
9) Refused7.7
TOTAL1002100.0
69) Please tell me if you would favor or oppose each of the following to help reduce the nation's budget deficit. Do you favor or oppose eliminating tax breaks for large corporations? Q9d (TXCORP)
TOTAL%
1) Favor57156.9
2) Oppose38938.8
8) Don't know363.6
9) Refused7.7
TOTAL1003100.0
70) Please tell me if you would favor or oppose each of the following to help reduce the nation's budget deficit. Do you favor or oppose cutting funding for the military? Q9e (FNMILT)
TOTAL%
1) Favor23523.5
2) Oppose74574.4
8) Don't know171.7
9) Refused5.5
TOTAL1002100.0
71) What is your age? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-AGE)
TOTAL%
1) 18-2921222.5
2) 30-4934036.1
3) 50-6423625.1
4) 65+15416.3
Missing61 
TOTAL942100.0
72) What is the last grade of school you completed? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-EDUC)
TOTAL%
1) Less than high school graduate13213.3
2) High school graduate28228.5
3) Some college28228.5
4) Graduated college18318.5
5) Graduate school or more929.3
6) Technical school/other202
Missing11 
TOTAL991100.0
73) Race of Respondent (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-RACE)
TOTAL%
1) White Non-Hispanic66568.1
2) Black Non-Hispanic11311.6
3) White Hispanic969.8
4) Black Hispanic191.9
5) Unspecified Hispanic212.2
6) Other Race626.4
Missing25 
TOTAL976100.0
74) Region (for use with online analysis) (I-REGION)
TOTAL%
1) North East18518.5
2) North Central21921.9
3) South37137.1
4) West22622.6
TOTAL1001100.0
75) What is your present religion, if any? Are you Protestant, Catholic, Jewish, Muslim, Mormon, Something else or nothing in particular? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-RELIGION)
TOTAL%
1) Protestant31732.5
2) Catholic, Roman Catholic25025.7
3) Jewish/Judaism151.5
4) None19219.7
5) Other20020.5
Missing29 
TOTAL974100.0