PRRI/RNS Religion News Survey, December 2010

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All frequencies weighted by 52) WEIGHT
1) Which of the following holidays are you celebrating this December? – Christmas (Q1_1)
TOTAL%
1) Checked960100
Missing40 
TOTAL960100.0
2) Which of the following holidays are you celebrating this December? – Hanukkah (Q1_2)
TOTAL%
1) Checked54100
Missing946 
TOTAL54100.0
3) Which of the following holidays are you celebrating this December? – Kwanzaa (Q1_3)
TOTAL%
1) Checked25100
Missing975 
TOTAL25100.0
4) Which of the following holidays are you celebrating this December? – Al Hijrah, the Muslim New Year (Q1_4)
TOTAL%
1) Checked13100
Missing987 
TOTAL13100.0
5) Which of the following holidays are you celebrating this December? – Advent (Q1_5)
TOTAL%
1) Checked64100
Missing936 
TOTAL64100.0
6) Which of the following holidays are you celebrating this December? – Some other holidays (Q1_6)
TOTAL%
1) Checked9100
Missing991 
TOTAL9100.0
7) Which of the following holidays are you celebrating this December? – None of these (Q1_7)
TOTAL%
1) Checked21100
Missing979 
TOTAL21100.0
8) Which of the following holidays are you celebrating this December? – Don't know/Refused (Q1_8)
TOTAL%
1) Checked3100
Missing997 
TOTAL3100.0
9) Thinking about your immediate and extended family. Are any of them celebrating a different holiday than you this December? (Q2)
TOTAL%
1) Yes959.5
2) No89589.5
99) Don't know/Refused101
TOTAL1000100.0
10) [THINKING ABOUT YOUR IMMEDIATE AND EXTENDED FAMILY.] What holidays this December do they celebrate that are different than your own? – Christmas (Q3_1)
TOTAL%
1) Checked20100
Missing980 
TOTAL20100.0
11) [THINKING ABOUT YOUR IMMEDIATE AND EXTENDED FAMILY.] What holidays this December do they celebrate that are different than your own? – Hanukkah (Q3_2)
TOTAL%
1) Checked44100
Missing956 
TOTAL44100.0
12) [THINKING ABOUT YOUR IMMEDIATE AND EXTENDED FAMILY.] What holidays this December do they celebrate that are different than your own? – Kwanzaa (Q3_3)
TOTAL%
1) Checked21100
Missing979 
TOTAL21100.0
13) [THINKING ABOUT YOUR IMMEDIATE AND EXTENDED FAMILY.] What holidays this December do they celebrate that are different than your own? – Al Hijrah, the Muslim New Year (Q3_4)
TOTAL%
1) Checked8100
Missing992 
TOTAL8100.0
14) [THINKING ABOUT YOUR IMMEDIATE AND EXTENDED FAMILY.] What holidays this December do they celebrate that are different than your own? – Advent (Q3_5)
TOTAL%
1) Checked1100
Missing999 
TOTAL1100.0
15) [THINKING ABOUT YOUR IMMEDIATE AND EXTENDED FAMILY.] What holidays this December do they celebrate that are different than your own? – Some other holiday (Q3_6)
TOTAL%
1) Checked7100
Missing993 
TOTAL7100.0
16) [THINKING ABOUT YOUR IMMEDIATE AND EXTENDED FAMILY.] What holidays this December do they celebrate that are different than your own? – None of these (Q3_7)
TOTAL%
1) Checked7100
Missing993 
TOTAL7100.0
17) [THINKING ABOUT YOUR IMMEDIATE AND EXTENDED FAMILY.] What holidays this December do they celebrate that are different than your own? – Don't know/Refused (Q3_8)
TOTAL%
1) Checked2100
Missing998 
TOTAL2100.0
18) [WHEN YOU CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS, PLEASE TELL ME WHETHER YOU USUALLY DO ANY OF THE FOLLOWING DURING THE HOLIDAYS. FIRST, DOES YOUR FAMILY…?] Attend religious services on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day (Q4A)
TOTAL%
1) Yes63466
2) No32433.8
99) Don't know/Refused2.2
Missing40 
TOTAL960100.0
19) [WHEN YOU CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS, PLEASE TELL ME WHETHER YOU USUALLY DO ANY OF THE FOLLOWING DURING THE HOLIDAYS. FIRST, DOES YOUR FAMILY…?] Watch Christmas movies like ‘It's a Wonderful Life' or ‘A Christmas Story' (Q4B)
TOTAL%
1) Yes79282.5
2) No16617.3
99) Don't know/Refused2.2
Missing40 
TOTAL960100.0
20) [WHEN YOU CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS, PLEASE TELL ME WHETHER YOU USUALLY DO ANY OF THE FOLLOWING DURING THE HOLIDAYS. FIRST, DOES YOUR FAMILY…?] Light advent candles (Q4C)
TOTAL%
1) Yes24725.7
2) No70373.2
99) Don't know/Refused101
Missing40 
TOTAL960100.0
21) [WHEN YOU CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS, PLEASE TELL ME WHETHER YOU USUALLY DO ANY OF THE FOLLOWING DURING THE HOLIDAYS. FIRST, DOES YOUR FAMILY…?] Read the Christmas story from the Bible (Q4D)
TOTAL%
1) Yes38740.3
2) No57159.5
99) Don't know/Refused2.2
Missing40 
TOTAL960100.0
22) [WHEN YOU CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS, PLEASE TELL ME WHETHER YOU USUALLY DO ANY OF THE FOLLOWING DURING THE HOLIDAYS. FIRST, DOES YOUR FAMILY…?] Read the story ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas' (Q4E)
TOTAL%
1) Yes40842.5
2) No54957.2
99) Don't know/Refused3.3
Missing40 
TOTAL960100.0
23) [WHEN YOU CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS, PLEASE TELL ME WHETHER YOU USUALLY DO ANY OF THE FOLLOWING DURING THE HOLIDAYS. FIRST, DOES YOUR FAMILY…?] Sing Christmas Carols (Q4F)
TOTAL%
1) Yes56659
2) No39340.9
99) Don't know/Refused1.1
Missing40 
TOTAL960100.0
24) Do you think stores and businesses should greet their customers with ‘Happy Holidays' or ‘Seasons Greetings' instead of ‘Merry Christmas' out of respect for people of different faiths, or not? (Q5)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, should43643.6
2) No, should not49349.3
99) Don't know/Refused717.1
TOTAL1000100.0
25) What is your present religion, if any? Are you Protestant, Catholic, Jewish, Mormon, Muslim, something else or nothing in particular? (RELIG)
TOTAL%
1) Protestant35235.2
2) Catholic23723.7
3) Jewish151.5
4) Mormon131.3
5) Muslim5.5
6) Christian or ‘Just Christian'878.7
7) Unitarian/Universalist1.1
8) Hindu1.1
9) Buddhist00
10) Something else878.7
98) Nothing in particular16916.9
99) Refused323.2
TOTAL999100.0
26) Would you describe yourself as a ‘born again' or evangelical Christian, or not? (BORN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes25548.4
2) No25748.8
99) Don't know/Refused152.8
Missing473 
TOTAL527100.0
27) Unique respondent identified (QNO)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL1000498004947.933259.78
28) Case Id (CASEID)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL10004947.933259.78
29) Gender (SEX)
TOTAL%
1) Male48548.5
2) Female51551.5
TOTAL1000100.0
30) Are you the male/female head of this household? (HEADHH)
TOTAL%
1) Yes86186.1
2) No12412.4
99) Refused/Nr151.5
TOTAL1000100.0
31) Are you currently employed full time, employed part time, self employed, retired, or not currently employed? (EMPLOY)
TOTAL%
1) Employed full time43143.1
2) Employed part time10210.2
3) Self employed858.5
4) Retired21421.4
5) Not currently employed15315.3
99) Refused/Nr151.5
TOTAL1000100.0
32) In politics, as of today, do you consider yourself a Republican, a Democrat, or an Independent? (PARTY)
TOTAL%
1) Republican28728.7
2) Democrat33333.3
3) Independent31631.6
98) Other party101
99) Don't know/Refused555.5
TOTAL1001100.0
33) [If not Republican or Democrat] As of today, do you lean more to the Democratic Party or the Republican Party? (PARTYLN)
TOTAL%
1) Republican11730.8
2) Democratic11229.5
98) Neither/Other10928.7
99) Don't know/Refused4211.1
Missing620 
TOTAL380100.0
34) Political Party Identification (PRTYFULL)
TOTAL%
1) Republican28728.7
2) Independent – lean Republican11711.7
3) Independent10710.7
4) Independent – lean Democratic11211.2
5) Democrat33333.3
98) Other party181.8
99) Don't know/Refused262.6
TOTAL1000100.0
35) What is your occupation? (OCCUP)
TOTAL%
1) White collar – professional, managerial, owner28846.6
2) White collar – sales, clerical12319.9
3) Blue collar – craftsmen/Foremen6710.8
4) Blue collar – semiskilled, unskilled7311.8
5) Service worker579.2
199) Refused/Nr101.6
Missing382 
TOTAL618100.0
36) What is your current marital status? Are you married, living as married, single and never been married, divorced, separated, or widowed? (MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Married51651.6
2) Living as married363.6
3) Single and never been married24024
4) Divorced979.7
5) Separated151.5
6) Widowed757.5
99) Refused212.1
TOTAL1000100.0
37) Do you own or rent the dwelling in which you live? (OWN)
TOTAL%
1) Own70170
2) Rent23023
99) Refused/Nr707
TOTAL1001100.0
38) Altogether, including you and any others, how many people regularly live in this household? (HHNUM)
TOTAL%
1) One16216.2
2) Two31731.7
3) Three17417.4
4) Four18718.7
5) Five767.6
6) Six383.8
7) Seven111.1
8) Eight7.7
9) Nine1.1
10) Ten or more9.9
99) Refused/Nr181.8
TOTAL1000100.0
39) Are there any children living in your household under 6 years of age? (CHILD6)
TOTAL%
1) Yes16319.9
2) No65679.9
99) Refused/Nr2.2
Missing180 
TOTAL821100.0
40) Are there any children living in your household aged 6 through 11? (CHILD11)
TOTAL%
1) Yes19323.5
2) No62576.2
99) Refused/Nr2.2
Missing180 
TOTAL820100.0
41) Are there any children living in your household aged 12 through 17? (CHILD17)
TOTAL%
1) Yes19023.2
2) No62876.6
99) Refused/Nr2.2
Missing180 
TOTAL820100.0
42) What was the last grade in school you completed? (EDUC)
TOTAL%
1) 8th grade or less131.3
2) High school incomplete (grades 9, 10, 11)585.8
3) High school complete (grade 12)27827.8
4) Some college, but no degree19219.2
5) Associates degree858.5
6) College graduate/Bachelors degree22922.9
7) Postgraduate Degree, such as Master's, PH.D., MD, JD13113.1
99) Refused/Nr131.3
TOTAL999100.0
43) What is your age? (AGE)
TOTAL%
1) 18-20505
2) 21-24707
3) 25-29595.9
4) 30-3411411.4
5) 35-39767.6
6) 40-4410410.4
7) 45-49787.8
8) 50-5411511.5
9) 55-59646.4
10) 60-64858.5
11) 65-69606
12) 70-74424.2
13) 75 or older626.2
99) Refused/Nr212.1
TOTAL1000100.0
44) Are you Spanish, Hispanic, or Latino? (HISP)
TOTAL%
1) Yes13113.1
2) No85585.5
99) Refused/Nr141.4
TOTAL1000100.0
45) Which of the following describes your race? You can select as many as apply – Mention 01 (RACE1)
TOTAL%
1) White/Caucasian77277.1
2) Black/African-American11411.4
3) Asian/Asian-American101
4) Some other race787.8
99) Refused/Nr272.7
TOTAL1001100.0
46) Which of the following describes your race? You can select as many as apply – Mention 02 (RACE2)
TOTAL%
2) Black/African-American1326.5
3) Asian/Asian-American48.2
4) Some other race3265.3
Missing952 
TOTAL49100.0
47) Which of the following describes your race? You can select as many as apply – Mention 03 (RACE3)
TOTAL%
3) Asian/Asian-American00
4) Some other race4100
Missing996 
TOTAL4100.0
48) Which of the following describes your race? You can select as many as apply- Mention 04 (RACE4)
TOTAL%
4) Some other race00
Missing1000 
TOTAL0100.0
49) Was your TOTAL household income BEFORE taxes for 2009 less than $50,000 or $50,000 or more? (INC1)
TOTAL%
1) Less than $50,00040740.7
2) $50,000 or more49249.2
99) Don't know/Refused/Nr10110.1
TOTAL1000100.0
50) TOTAL household income BEFORE taxes for 2009 less than $50,000? (INC2)
TOTAL%
1) Under $25,00017041.8
2) $25,000 but less than $30,0005313
3) $30,000 but less than $35,0004912
4) $35,000 but less than $40,000297.1
5) $40,000 but less than $50,0008420.6
99) Refused (unspecified after less than $50,000)225.4
Missing593 
TOTAL407100.0
51) TOTAL household income BEFORE taxes for 2009 $50,000 or more? (INC3)
TOTAL%
1) $50,000 but less than $60,0009519.3
2) $60,000 but less than $75,0007916.1
3) $75,000 but less than $100,00012525.4
4) $100,000 but less than $125,0006513.2
5) $125,000 or more8417.1
99) Refused (unspecified after $50,000 or more)448.9
Missing508 
TOTAL492100.0
52) Weights (WEIGHT)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL0.9850.78
53) Time zone (TIMEZONE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL10005.881.13
54) State (STATE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL0
55) Metro/Non-Metro (METRO)
TOTAL%
1) In Center City of Metropolitan Area30230.2
2) Outside Center City, Inside Center City County18218.2
3) Inside Suburban County of Metropolitan Area23123.1
4) In Metropolitan Area with No Center City454.5
5) In Non-Metropolitan Area24024
TOTAL1000100.0
56) Division (DIVISION)
TOTAL%
1) New England424.2
2) Middle Atlantic14314.3
3) East North Central17017
4) West North Central494.9
5) South Atlantic19119.1
6) East South Central737.3
7) West South Central10410.4
8) Mountain737.3
9) Pacific15415.4
TOTAL999100.0
57) Region (REGION)
TOTAL%
1) North East18518.5
2) Midwest22022
3) South36836.8
4) West22722.7
TOTAL1000100.0
58) Date of Interview (INT_DTE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL1000121066.56116.93
59) What is your age? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-AGE)
TOTAL%
1) 18-2917918.3
2) 30-3919019.4
3) 40-4918218.6
4) 50-6426427
5) 65+16416.8
Missing21 
TOTAL979100.0
60) What was the last grade in school you completed? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-EDUC)
TOTAL%
1) Less than high school diploma727.3
2) High school complete (grade 12)27828.2
3) Some college, but no degree19219.5
4) Associates degree858.6
5) College graduate/Bachelors degree22923.2
6) Postgraduate Degree, such as Master's, PH.D., MD, JD13113.3
Missing13 
TOTAL987100.0
61) 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) Republican28730.3
2) Democrat33335.2
3) Independent31633.4
4) Other party101.1
Missing55 
TOTAL946100.0
62) Region (for use with online analysis) (I-REGION)
TOTAL%
1) North East18518.5
2) Midwest22022
3) South36836.8
4) West22722.7
TOTAL1000100.0
63) 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) Protestant44045.4
2) Catholic23724.5
3) Jewish151.5
4) Muslim5.5
5) Something else10310.6
6) Nothing in particular16917.4
Missing32 
TOTAL969100.0
64) Gender (for use with online analysis) (I-SEX)
TOTAL%
1) Male48548.5
2) Female51551.5
TOTAL1000100.0