PRRI/RNS Religion News Survey, August 2010

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All frequencies weighted by 31) WEIGHT
1) How closely have you followed the news about a proposed Islamic community center and mosque that would be constructed two blocks from the site of the World Trade Center in New York City? (Q1)
TOTAL%
1) Very closely26826.8
2) Somewhat closely36936.9
3) Not too closely16416.4
4) Not at all closely18018
99) Don't know191.9
TOTAL1000100.0
2) Would you strongly favor, favor, oppose or strongly oppose allowing Muslims in New York to build an Islamic community center and mosque two blocks from the site of the World Trade Center? (Q2)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly favor999.9
2) Favor20720.7
3) Oppose22822.8
4) Strongly oppose34634.6
99) Don't know12012
TOTAL1000100.0
3) Do you think that the World Trade Center site is ‘sacred ground'? (Q3)
TOTAL%
1) Yes55855.9
2) No38238.2
99) Don't know595.9
TOTAL999100.0
4) Would you strongly favor, favor, oppose, strongly oppose allowing Muslims in your local community to build an Islamic center or mosque provided they followed the same rules and regulations required of other religious groups? (Q4)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly favor23723.7
2) Favor51951.9
3) Oppose848.4
4) Strongly oppose808
99) Don't know808
TOTAL1000100.0
5) What is your present religion, if any? (RELIG)
TOTAL%
1) Protestant29929.9
2) Catholic22722.7
3) Jewish141.4
4) Mormon181.8
5) Muslim121.2
6) Christian or ‘just Christian'10610.6
7) Unitarian/Universalist1.1
8) Hindu1.1
9) Buddhist4.4
10) Something else999.9
98) Nothing in particular18218.2
99) Refused373.7
TOTAL1000100.0
6) Would you describe yourself as a ‘born-again' or evangelical Christian, or not? (BORN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes26953.4
2) No21843.3
99) Refused173.4
Missing496 
TOTAL504100.0
7) Unique respondent identifier (QNO)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL1000338004622.692616.40
8) Case ID (CASEID)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL10004622.692616.40
9) Gender (SEX)
TOTAL%
1) Male48548.5
2) Female51551.5
TOTAL1000100.0
10) Are you the male/female head of this household? (HEADHH)
TOTAL%
1) Yes85085.1
2) No13913.9
99) Refused/Nr101
TOTAL999100.0
11) Are you currently...? (EMPLOY)
TOTAL%
1) Employed full time33433.4
2) Employed part time13513.5
3) Self employed747.4
4) Retired22222.2
5) Not currently employed23323.3
99) Refused/Nr2.2
TOTAL1000100.0
12) In politics, as of today, do you consider yourself a Republican, a Democrat, or an Independent? (PARTY)
TOTAL%
1) Republican21721.7
2) Democrat31231.2
3) Independent38438.4
98) Other party292.9
99) Don't know/Refused585.8
TOTAL1000100.0
13) [Asked if not a Republican or Democrat] As of today, do you lean more to the Democratic Party or the Republican Party? (PARTYLN)
TOTAL%
1) Republican13829.4
2) Democratic15232.3
98) Neither/Other13528.7
99) Don't know/Refused459.6
Missing530 
TOTAL470100.0
14) Political Party Identification (PRTYFULL)
TOTAL%
1) Republican21721.7
2) Independent – Lean Republican13813.8
3) Independent11911.9
4) Independent – Lean Democratic15215.2
5) Democrat31231.2
98) Other party323.2
99) Don't know/Refused292.9
TOTAL999100.0
15) What is your occupation? (OCCUP)
TOTAL%
1) White collar – professional, managerial, owner23042.3
2) White collar – sales, clerical9818
3) Blue collar – craftsmen/Foremen7012.9
4) Blue collar – semiskilled, unskilled6211.4
5) Service worker6712.3
199) Refused/Nr173.1
Missing457 
TOTAL544100.0
16) What is your current marital status? Are you...? (MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Married51551.5
2) Living as married343.4
3) Singled and never been married25425.4
4) Divorced10210.2
5) Separated141.4
6) Widowed686.8
99) Refused/Nr131.3
TOTAL1000100.0
17) Do you own or rent the dwelling in which you live? (OWN)
TOTAL%
1) Own70470.4
2) Rent23923.9
99) Refused/Nr575.7
TOTAL1000100.0
18) Altogether, including you and any others, how many people regularly live in this household? (HHNUM)
TOTAL%
1) One15215.2
2) Two31931.9
3) Three18218.2
4) Four18018
5) Five787.8
6) Six525.2
7) Seven141.4
8) Eight4.4
10) Ten or more5.5
99) Refused/Nr141.4
TOTAL1000100.0
19) Are there any children living in your household under 6 years of age? (CHILD6)
TOTAL%
1) Yes17921.5
2) No65178.1
99) Refused/Nr4.5
Missing166 
TOTAL834100.0
20) Are there any children living in your household aged 6 through 11? (CHILD11)
TOTAL%
1) Yes19923.9
2) No63175.7
99) Refused/Nr4.5
Missing166 
TOTAL834100.0
21) Are there any children living in your household aged 12 through 17? (CHILD17)
TOTAL%
1) Yes16820.2
2) No66079.2
99) Refused/Nr5.6
Missing166 
TOTAL833100.0
22) What was the last grade in school you completed? (EDUC)
TOTAL%
1) 8th grade or less9.9
2) High school incomplete (grades 9, 10, 11)707
3) High school complete (grade 12)24624.6
4) Some college, but no degree22922.9
5) Associated degree797.9
6) College graduate/Bachelors degree20020
7) Postgraduate Degree, such as Master's, PH.D., MD, JD15715.7
99) Refused/Nr111.1
TOTAL1001100.0
23) What is your age? (AGE)
TOTAL%
1) 18-20595.9
2) 21-24626.2
3) 25-29747.4
4) 30-3410010
5) 35-39818.1
6) 40-44989.8
7) 45-49888.8
8) 50-5410310.3
9) 55-59717.1
10) 60-64777.7
11) 65-69454.5
12) 70-74414.1
13) 75 or older787.8
99) Refused/Nr242.4
TOTAL1001100.0
24) Are you Spanish, Hispanic, or Latino? (HISP)
TOTAL%
1) Yes13213.2
2) No84984.9
99) Refused/Nr191.9
TOTAL1000100.0
25) Which of the following describes your race? You can select as many as apply – Mention 01 (RACE1)
TOTAL%
1) White/Caucasian73773.7
2) Black/African-American11811.8
3) Asian/Asian-American7.7
4) Some other race11011
99) Refused/Nr282.8
TOTAL1000100.0
26) Which of the following describes your race? You can select as many as apply – Mention 02 (RACE2)
TOTAL%
2) Black/African-American520.8
3) Asian/Asian-American14.2
4) Some other race1875
Missing977 
TOTAL24100.0
27) Which of the following describes your race? You can select as many as apply – Mention 03 (RACE3)
TOTAL%
4) Some other race1100
Missing999 
TOTAL1100.0
28) Was your TOTAL household income BEFORE taxes for 2009 less than $50,000 or $50,000 or more? (INC1)
TOTAL%
1) Less than $50,00038338.3
2) $50,000 or more47647.6
99) Don't know/refused/Nr14114.1
TOTAL1000100.0
29) TOTAL household income BEFORE taxes for 2009 less than $50,000? (INC2)
TOTAL%
1) Under $25,00013936.3
2) $25,000 but less than $30,0006316.4
3) $30,000 but less than $35,0004912.8
4) $35,000 but less than $40,0004511.7
5) $40,000 but less than $50,0007218.8
99) Refused (unspecified after less than $50,000)153.9
Missing617 
TOTAL383100.0
30) TOTAL household income BEFORE taxes for 2009 $50,000 or more? (INC3)
TOTAL%
1) $50,000 but less than $60,0008417.6
2) $60,000 but less than $70,0007916.6
3) $75,000 but less than $100,0009520
4) $100,000 but less than $125,0005712
5) $125,000 or more10722.5
99) Refused (unspecified after $50,000 or more)5411.3
Missing524 
TOTAL476100.0
31) Weights (WEIGHT)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL0.9950.87
32) Time zone (TIMEZONE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL10005.911.07
33) State (STATE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL0
34) Metro/Non-Metro (METRO)
TOTAL%
1) In Center City of Metropolitan Area32532.5
2) Outside Center City, Inside Center City County21921.9
3) Inside Suburban County of Metropolitan Area20320.3
4) In Metropolitan Area with No Center City383.8
5) In Non-Metropolitan Area21521.5
TOTAL1000100.0
35) Division (DIVISION)
TOTAL%
1) New England383.8
2) Middle Atlantic14814.8
3) East North Central16316.3
4) West North Central565.6
5) South Atlantic18118.1
6) East South Central696.9
7) West South Central11811.8
8) Mountain969.6
9) Pacific13113.1
TOTAL1000100.0
36) Region (REGION)
TOTAL%
1) North East18518.5
2) Midwest22022
3) South36836.8
4) West22722.7
TOTAL1000100.0
37) What is your age? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-AGE)
TOTAL%
1) 18-2919520
2) 30-3918218.6
3) 40-4918619
4) 50-6425125.7
5) 65+16316.7
Missing24 
TOTAL977100.0
38) What was the last grade in school you completed? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-EDUC)
TOTAL%
1) Less than high school diploma787.9
2) High school complete (grade 12)24624.9
3) Some college, but no degree22923.2
4) Associated degree798
5) College graduate/Bachelors degree20020.2
6) Postgraduate degree15715.9
Missing11 
TOTAL989100.0
39) In politics, as of today, do you consider yourself a Republican, a Democrat, or an Independent? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-PARTYID)
TOTAL%
1) Republican21723
2) Democrat31233.1
3) Independent38440.8
4) Other party293.1
Missing58 
TOTAL942100.0
40) Region (for use with online analysis) (I-REGION)
TOTAL%
1) North East18518.5
2) Midwest22022
3) South36836.8
4) West22722.7
TOTAL1000100.0
41) What is your present religion, if any? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-RELIGION)
TOTAL%
1) Protestant40542.1
2) Catholic22723.6
3) Jewish141.5
4) Muslim121.2
5) Other religion12312.8
6) Nothing in particular18218.9
Missing37 
TOTAL963100.0
42) Gender (for use with online analysis) (I-SEX)
TOTAL%
1) Male48548.5
2) Female51551.5
TOTAL1000100.0