PRRI/RNS Religion News Survey, February 2011

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All frequencies weighted by 37) WEIGHT
1) How much, if at all, have you heard about the upcoming hearings to investigate alleged extremism in the American Muslim community being called by Republican Congressman Peter King, the new chair of the Homeland Security Committee? (MUSEXTRM)
TOTAL%
1) A lot666.6
2) A little28128.1
3) Nothing at all64864.8
99) Don't know (Vol.)5.5
TOTAL1000100.0
2) Regardless of whether you have heard about the upcoming committee hearing, do you think holding hearings to investigate alleged extremism in the American Muslim community is a good idea or a bad idea? (HEARGOOD)
TOTAL%
1) Good idea55655.7
2) Bad idea29229.2
95) Other272.7
99) Don't know (Vol.)12412.4
TOTAL999100.0
3) Now as I read a few statements please tell me whether you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree or completely disagree with each one: Since 2001, Muslims in the U.S. have been unfairly targeted by law enforcement. (MUSLTARG)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree11411.4
2) Mostly agree25525.5
3) Mostly disagree29929.9
4) Completely disagree19219.2
99) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)14014
TOTAL1000100.0
4) American Muslims ultimately want to establish Shari'a or Islamic law as law of the land in the U.S. (ISLAMLAW)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree797.9
2) Mostly agree14514.5
3) Mostly disagree27727.7
4) Completely disagree36636.6
99) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)13213.2
TOTAL999100.0
5) American Muslims have not done enough to oppose extremism in their own communities. (OPPEXTRM)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree19419.4
2) Mostly agree27227.2
3) Mostly disagree21421.4
4) Completely disagree11911.9
99) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)20020
TOTAL999100.0
6) American Muslims are an important part of the religious community in the U.S. (MUSLIMPT)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree24024
2) Mostly agree38438.4
3) Mostly disagree16616.6
4) Completely disagree13113.1
99) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)808
TOTAL1001100.0
7) I feel well informed about Islam, the Muslim religion, and about the religious beliefs and practices of Muslims. (WELLINFO)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree13313.3
2) Mostly agree32432.4
3) Mostly disagree26526.5
4) Completely disagree18918.9
99) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)909
TOTAL1001100.0
8) Congress should investigate religious extremism anywhere it exists in the U.S., and not just focus on the American Muslim community. (RELEXTRM)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree37837.8
2) Mostly agree33833.8
3) Mostly disagree10410.4
4) Completely disagree12312.3
99) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)575.7
TOTAL1000100.0
9) Which of the following television news sources do you trust the most to provide accurate information about politics and current events? (NEWSTRST)
TOTAL%
1) Broadcast network news, such as NBC, ABC, or CBS23223.2
2) CNN20320.3
3) Fox News25725.7
4) MSNBC656.5
5) Comedy Central's Daily Show with Jon Stewart434.3
6) Public television969.6
95) Other333.3
98) Do not watch television news454.5
99) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)262.6
TOTAL1000100.0
10) What is your present religion if any? Are you Protestant, Catholic, Jewish, Mormon, Muslim, something else or nothing in particular? (RELIG)
TOTAL%
1) Protestant32732.7
2) Catholic20920.9
3) Jewish212.1
4) Mormon151.5
5) Muslim4.4
6) Christian or 'just Christian'12512.5
7) Unitarian Universalist2.2
8) Hindu4.4
9) Buddhist1.1
95) Something else171.7
98) Nothing in particular21921.9
99) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)565.6
TOTAL1000100.0
11) Would you describe yourself as a 'born again' or evangelical Christian, or not? (BORN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes24450.3
2) No23348
99) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)81.6
Missing515 
TOTAL485100.0
12) Unique respondent identifier (QNO)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL100068004691.662905.53
13) Case ID (CASEID)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL10004691.662905.53
14) Respondent's sex (SEX)
TOTAL%
1) Male48548.5
2) Female51551.5
TOTAL1000100.0
15) Are you the male/female head of this household? (HEADHH)
TOTAL%
1) Yes80580.5
2) No16816.8
99) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)272.7
TOTAL1000100.0
16) Are you currently . . .? (EMPLOY)
TOTAL%
1) Employed full-time34334.3
2) Employed part-time858.5
3) Self-employed686.8
4) Retired21521.5
5) Not currently employed13613.6
6) Student666.6
7) Homemaker565.6
99) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)323.2
TOTAL1001100.0
17) In politics, as of today, do you consider yourself a Republican, a Democrat, or an Independent? (PARTY)
TOTAL%
1) Republican24024
2) Democrat29829.8
3) Independent37037
98) Other party (Vol.)171.7
99) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)757.5
TOTAL1000100.0
18) IF INDEPENDENT/OTHER PARTY, ASK: As of today, do you lean more to the Democratic Party or the Republican party? (PARTYLN)
TOTAL%
1) Republican16535.7
2) Democratic13529.2
98) Neither/Other10923.6
99) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)5311.5
Missing537 
TOTAL462100.0
19) Political party identification (PARTYFUL)
TOTAL%
1) Republican24024
2) Independent-lean Republican16516.5
3) Independent939.3
4) Independent-lean Democratic13513.5
5) Democrat29829.8
98) Other party (Vol.)282.8
99) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)424.2
TOTAL1001100.0
20) What is your occupation? (OCCUP)
TOTAL%
1) White collar -- professional, managerial, owner20942.1
2) White collar -- sales, clerical8416.9
3) Blue collar -- craftsmen/foremen8617.3
4) Blue collar -- semiskilled, unskilled479.5
5) Service worker6012.1
199) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)102
Missing504 
TOTAL496100.0
21) What is your current marital status? Are you . . . (MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Married47047
2) Living as married181.8
3) Single and never been married28528.5
4) Divorced11811.8
5) Separated151.5
6) Widowed626.2
99) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)333.3
TOTAL1001100.0
22) Do you own or rent the dwelling in which you live? (OWN)
TOTAL%
1) Own66266.1
2) Rent25925.9
99) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)808
TOTAL1001100.0
23) Altogether, including you and any others, how many people regularly live in this household? (HHNUM)
TOTAL%
1) One15415.4
2) Two32532.5
3) Three16716.7
4) Four16316.3
5) Five959.5
6) Six343.4
7) Seven161.6
8) Eight4.4
10) 10 or more3.3
99) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)393.9
TOTAL1000100.0
24) Are there any children living in your household under six years of age? (CHILD6)
TOTAL%
1) Yes15919.7
2) No64379.6
99) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)6.7
Missing192 
TOTAL808100.0
25) Are there any children living in your household aged six through 11? (CHILD11)
TOTAL%
1) Yes16620.5
2) No63678.7
99) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)6.7
Missing192 
TOTAL808100.0
26) Are there any children living in your household aged 12 through 17? (CHILD17)
TOTAL%
1) Yes17021
2) No63278.2
99) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)6.7
Missing192 
TOTAL808100.0
27) What was the last grade in school you completed? (EDUC)
TOTAL%
1) Eighth grade or less171.7
2) High school incomplete (grades 9, 10, 11)10510.5
3) High school complete (grade 12)32532.5
4) Some college, but no degree15315.3
5) Associate degree919.1
6) College, graduate/bachelor's degree16516.5
7) Postgraduate degree, such as master's, Ph.D., MD, JD10810.8
99) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)353.5
TOTAL999100.0
28) What is your age? (AGE)
TOTAL%
1) 18-20727.2
2) 21-24515.1
3) 25-29656.5
4) 30-34999.9
5) 35-39686.8
6) 40-4410210.2
7) 45-49848.4
8) 50-5410410.4
9) 55-59818.1
10) 60-64707
11) 65-69545.4
12) 70-74404
13) 75 or older707
99) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)404
TOTAL1000100.0
29) Are you Spanish, Hispanic, or Latino? (HISP)
TOTAL%
1) Yes12312.3
2) No83383.3
99) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)444.4
TOTAL1000100.0
30) Which of the following describes your race? You can select as many as apply. Mention 1 (RACE1)
TOTAL%
1) White/Caucasian75275.2
2) Black/African American11511.5
3) Asian/Asian American121.2
4) Some other race707
99) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)515.1
TOTAL1000100.0
31) Which of the following describes your race? You can select as many as apply. Mention 2 (RACE2)
TOTAL%
2) Black/African American821.1
3) Asian/Asian American37.9
4) Some other race2771.1
Missing963 
TOTAL38100.0
32) Which of the following describes your race? You can select as many as apply. Mention 3 (RACE3)
TOTAL%
3) Asian/Asian American675
4) Some other race225
Missing992 
TOTAL8100.0
33) Which of the following describes your race? You can select as many as apply. Mention 4 (RACE4)
TOTAL%
4) Some other race3100
Missing997 
TOTAL3100.0
34) Was your total household income before taxes for 2010 less than $50,000 or $50,000 or more? (INC1)
TOTAL%
1) Less than $50,00045445.4
2) $50,000 or more39139.1
99) Don't know/Refused/No response (Vol.)15515.5
TOTAL1000100.0
35) Total household income before taxes for 2010 less than $50,000 (INC2)
TOTAL%
1) Under $25,00020244.4
2) $25,000 but less than $30,0006313.8
3) $30,000 but less than $35,000398.6
4) $35,000 but less than $40,0004910.8
5) $40,000 but less than $50,0007015.4
99) Refused (unspecified after less than $50,000) (Vol.)327
Missing546 
TOTAL455100.0
36) Total household income before taxes for 2010 $50,000 or more (INC3)
TOTAL%
1) $50,000 but less than $60,0005814.9
2) $60,000 but less than $75,0006516.7
3) $75,000 but less than $100,0009023.1
4) $100,000 but less than $125,0006015.4
5) $125,000 or more7318.7
99) Refused (unspecified after $50,000 or more) (Vol.)4411.3
Missing609 
TOTAL390100.0
37) Weight (WEIGHT)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL0.9850.946
38) Time zone (TIMEZONE)
TOTAL%
5) Eastern Standard Time53053
6) Central Standard Time23023
7) Mountain Standard Time777.7
8) Pacific Standard Time16316.3
TOTAL1000100.0
39) State (STATE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL0
40) Metro/Non-Metro (METRO)
TOTAL%
1) In center city of metropolitan area28328.3
2) Outside center city, inside center city county16216.2
3) Inside suburban county of metropolitan area26426.4
4) In metropolitan area with no center city424.2
5) In non-metropolitan area24824.8
TOTAL999100.0
41) Census division (CENDIV)
TOTAL%
1) New England535.3
2) Middle Atlantic13213.2
3) East North Central16016
4) West North Central606
5) South Atlantic21621.6
6) East South Central494.9
7) West South Central10410.4
8) Mountain10010
9) Pacific12612.6
TOTAL1000100.0
42) Region (REGION)
TOTAL%
1) Northeast18518.5
2) Midwest21921.9
3) South36936.9
4) West22622.6
TOTAL999100.0
43) Date of interview (INTVWDT)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL100021205.0976.42
44) What is your age? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-AGE)
TOTAL%
1) Under 30 years old18819.6
2) 30 to 39 years old16717.4
3) 40 to 49 years old18619.4
4) 50 to 59 years old18519.3
5) 60 to 69 years old12412.9
6) 70 years and older11011.5
Missing40 
TOTAL960100.0
45) 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)12212.7
3) High school complete (grade 12)32533.7
4) Some college, but no degree15315.9
5) Associate degree919.4
6) College, graduate/bachelor's degree16517.1
7) Postgraduate degree, such as master's, Ph.D., MD, JD10811.2
Missing35 
TOTAL964100.0
46) Which of the following describes your race? You can select as many as apply. Mention 1 (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-RACE)
TOTAL%
1) White/Caucasian75279.2
2) Black/African American11512.1
3) Asian/Asian American121.3
4) Some other race707.4
Missing51 
TOTAL949100.0
47) Political party identification (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-PARTYID)
TOTAL%
1) Republican24025
2) Independent-lean Republican16517.2
3) Independent939.7
4) Independent-lean Democratic13514.1
5) Democrat29831.1
98) Other party (Vol.)282.9
Missing42 
TOTAL959100.0
48) 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) Protestant32734.7
2) Catholic20922.2
3) Other18819.9
4) None21923.2
Missing56 
TOTAL943100.0
49) Gender (for use with online analysis) (I-SEX)
TOTAL%
1) Male48548.5
2) Female51551.5
TOTAL1000100.0
50) Region (for use with online analysis) (I-REGION)
TOTAL%
1) Northeast18518.5
2) Midwest21921.9
3) South36936.9
4) West22622.6
TOTAL999100.0