PRRI/RNS Religion News Survey, January 2011

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All frequencies weighted by 35) WEIGHT
1) President Obama will soon be delivering the annual State of the Union address. With that in mind, if you had to grade the current moral climate in the U.S. today would you give it an A, a B, a C, a D, or an F? (MORALCLM)
TOTAL%
1) A585.8
2) B16016
3) C37937.9
4) D18818.8
5) F18118.1
99) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)333.3
TOTAL999100.0
2) Compared to other industrialized nations, do you think the moral climate in the United States is better, worse or is it about the same? (MORALCMP)
TOTAL%
1) Better22222.2
2) Worse24224.2
3) About the same49949.9
4) Other8.8
99) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)292.9
TOTAL1000100.0
3) Which of the following is the biggest obstacle for political leaders who want to change the tone in Washington and work across party lines? (OBSTACLE)
TOTAL%
1) The Tea Party14914.9
2) Conservative talk radio11911.9
3) Cable news commentators17317.3
4) Liberal bloggers13113.1
5) Conservative religious leaders757.5
6) Progressive religious leaders646.4
7) All of the above (Vol.)101
95) Other - specify (Vol.)878.7
98) Political leaders should not change the tone/work across party lines (Vol.)262.6
99) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)16516.5
TOTAL999100.0
4) Which of the following is the biggest obstacle for political leaders who want to change the tone in Washington and work across party lines? Other - specify (OTHOBST)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL0
5) Do you think that conservatives or liberals more often use violent images or language during political debates? (VIOLENT)
TOTAL%
1) Conservatives24024
2) Liberals34234.2
97) Both18018
98) Neither10610.6
99) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)13213.2
TOTAL1000100.0
6) How much, if at all, do you believe that harsh anti-government and violent language in the political debate contributed to the targeting of a member of Congress in Arizona? Would you say a lot, a little, or not at all? (ANTIGOV)
TOTAL%
1) A lot24424.4
2) A little27027
3) Not at all39639.6
99) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)898.9
TOTAL999100.0
7) Do you consider yourself part of the Tea Party movement, or not? (TEAPARTY)
TOTAL%
1) Yes11411.4
2) No84884.8
99) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)383.8
TOTAL1000100.0
8) What is your present religion, if any? Are you Protestant, Catholic, Jewish, Mormon, Muslim, something else or nothing in particular? (RELIG)
TOTAL%
1) Protestant30330.3
2) Catholic20220.2
3) Jewish313.1
4) Mormon242.4
5) Muslim4.4
6) Christian or 'just Christian'10010
7) Unitarian Universalist00
8) Hindu2.2
9) Buddhist2.2
10) Something else12312.3
98) Nothing in particular19319.3
99) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)161.6
TOTAL1000100.0
9) Would you describe yourself as a 'born-again' or evangelical Christian, or not? (BORN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes26450.2
2) No24947.3
99) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)132.5
Missing474 
TOTAL526100.0
10) Unique respondent identifier (QNO)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL100028005746.443515.41
11) Case ID (CASEID)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL10005746.443515.41
12) Respondent's sex (SEX)
TOTAL%
1) Male48548.5
2) Female51551.5
TOTAL1000100.0
13) Are you the male/female head of this household? (HH)
TOTAL%
1) Yes83083.1
2) No16416.4
99) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)5.5
TOTAL999100.0
14) Are you currently . . . (EMPLOY)
TOTAL%
1) Employed full-time33533.5
2) Employed part-time787.8
3) Self-employed828.2
4) Retired20120.1
6) Student555.5
7) Homemaker797.9
8) Not currently employed16016
99) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)101
TOTAL1000100.0
15) In politics, as of today, do you consider yourself a Republican, a Democrat, or an Independent? (PARTY)
TOTAL%
1) Republican23923.9
2) Democrat28828.8
3) Independent39339.3
98) Other party (Vol.)222.2
99) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)585.8
TOTAL1000100.0
16) IF INDEPENDENT/OTHER PARTY, ASK: As of today, do you lean more to the Republican Party or more to the Democratic Party? (PARTYLN)
TOTAL%
1) Republican13428.4
2) Democrat16434.7
98) Neither/Other (Vol.)14731.1
99) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)275.7
Missing527 
TOTAL472100.0
17) Political party identification (PRTYFULL)
TOTAL%
1) Republican23923.9
2) Independent-lean Republican13413.4
3) Independent11211.2
4) Independent-lean Democratic16416.4
5) Democrat28828.8
98) Other party404
99) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)232.3
TOTAL1000100.0
18) What is your occupation? (OCCUP)
TOTAL%
1) White collar -- professional, managerial, owner21844
2) White collar -- sales, clerical5611.3
3) Blue collar -- craftsmen/foremen6212.5
4) Blue collar -- semiskilled, unskilled8116.4
5) Service worker6412.9
199) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)142.8
Missing505 
TOTAL495100.0
19) What is your current marital status? Are you . . . (MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Married52652.6
2) Living as married323.2
3) Single and never been married23623.6
4) Divorced848.4
5) Separated313.1
6) Widowed808
99) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)111.1
TOTAL1000100.0
20) Do you own or rent the dwelling in which you live? (OWN)
TOTAL%
1) Own68468.4
2) Rent26026
99) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)565.6
TOTAL1000100.0
21) Altogether, including you and any others, how many people regularly live in this household? (HHNUM)
TOTAL%
1) One13913.9
2) Two30730.7
3) Three20620.6
4) Four16616.6
5) Five868.6
6) Six636.3
7) Seven111.1
8) Eight5.5
10) Ten or more2.2
99) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)151.5
TOTAL1000100.0
22) Are there any children living in your household under six years of age? (CHILD6)
TOTAL%
1) Yes15818.7
2) No68881.3
Missing154 
TOTAL846100.0
23) Are there any children living in your household aged six through 11? (CHILD11)
TOTAL%
1) Yes19422.9
2) No65076.8
99) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)2.2
Missing154 
TOTAL846100.0
24) Are there any children living in your household aged 12 through 17? (CHILD17)
TOTAL%
1) Yes17420.6
2) No67079.2
99) Refused/No response2.2
Missing154 
TOTAL846100.0
25) What was the last grade in school you completed? (EDUC)
TOTAL%
1) Eighth grade or less202
2) High school incomplete (grades 9, 10, 11)10310.3
3) High school complete (grade 12)32532.5
4) Some college, but no degree20420.4
5) Associate degree707
6) College, graduate/bachelor's degree15615.6
7) Postgraduate degree, such as master's, Ph.D., MD, JD11211.2
99) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)101
TOTAL1000100.0
26) What is your age? (AGE)
TOTAL%
1) 18-20828.2
2) 21-24464.6
3) 25-29787.8
4) 30-34979.7
5) 35-39767.6
6) 40-44959.5
7) 45-49777.7
8) 50-5411211.2
9) 55-59777.7
10) 60-64747.4
11) 65-69585.8
12) 70-74373.7
13) 75 or older737.3
99) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)181.8
TOTAL1000100.0
27) Are you Spanish, Hispanic, or Latino? (HISP)
TOTAL%
1) Yes13613.6
2) No85285.2
99) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)121.2
TOTAL1000100.0
28) Which of the following describes your race? You can select as many as apply. Mention 1 (RACE1)
TOTAL%
1) White/Caucasian73973.9
2) Black/African American12912.9
3) Asian/Asian American7.7
4) Some other race10810.8
99) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)171.7
TOTAL1000100.0
29) Which of the following describes your race? You can select as many as apply. Mention 2 (RACE2)
TOTAL%
2) Black/African American728
3) Asian/Asian American14
4) Some other race1768
Missing975 
TOTAL25100.0
30) Which of the following describes your race? You can select as many as apply. Mention 3 (RACE3)
TOTAL%
3) Asian/Asian American7100
Missing993 
TOTAL7100.0
31) Which of the following describes your race? You can select as many as apply. Mention 4 (RACE4)
TOTAL%
4) Some other race7100
Missing993 
TOTAL7100.0
32) Was your total household income before taxes for 2010 less than $50,000 or $50,000 or more? (INC1)
TOTAL%
1) Less than $50,00047947.9
2) $50,000 or more43843.8
99) Don't know/Refused/No response (Vol.)848.4
TOTAL1001100.0
33) Total household income before taxes for 2010 less than $50,000 (INC2)
TOTAL%
1) Under $25,00020743.4
2) $25,000 but less than $30,0009018.9
3) $30,000 but less than $35,0005912.4
4) $35,000 but less than $40,000459.4
5) $40,000 but less than $50,0005511.5
99) Refused (unspecified after less than $50,000)214.4
Missing521 
TOTAL477100.0
34) Total household income before taxes for 2010 $50,000 or more (INC3)
TOTAL%
1) $50,000 but less than $60,0007918.1
2) $60,000 but less than $75,0007817.8
3) $75,000 but less than $100,0009120.8
4) $100,000 but less than $125,0006013.7
5) $125,000 or more9421.5
99) Refused (unspecified after $50,000 or more)358
Missing562 
TOTAL437100.0
35) Weight (WEIGHT)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL0.9941.148
36) Time zone (TIMEZONE)
TOTAL%
5) Eastern Standard Time52252.2
6) Central Standard Time24724.7
7) Mountain Standard Time606
8) Pacific Standard Time17117.1
TOTAL1000100.0
37) State (STATE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL0
38) Metro/Non-metro (METRO)
TOTAL%
1) In center city of metropolitan area29329.3
2) Outside center city, inside center city county18018
3) Inside suburban county of metropolitan area23623.6
4) In metropolitan area with no center city353.5
5) In non-metropolitan area25625.6
TOTAL1000100.0
39) Census division (CENDIV)
TOTAL%
1) New England363.6
2) Middle Atlantic14914.9
3) East North Central17317.3
4) West North Central474.7
5) South Atlantic18418.4
6) East South Central787.8
7) West South Central10610.6
8) Mountain989.8
9) Pacific12812.8
TOTAL999100.0
40) Region (REGION)
TOTAL%
1) Northeast18518.5
2) Midwest21921.9
3) South36936.9
4) West22622.6
TOTAL999100.0
41) Date of interview (INTVWDT)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL100011430.23106.45
42) What is your age? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-AGE)
TOTAL%
1) Under 30 years old20621
2) 30 to 39 years old17317.6
3) 40 to 49 years old17217.5
4) 50 to 59 years old18919.2
5) 60 to 69 years old13213.4
6) 70 years and older11011.2
Missing18 
TOTAL982100.0
43) 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)12312.4
3) High school complete (grade 12)32532.8
4) Some college, but no degree20420.6
5) Associate degree707.1
6) College, graduate/bachelor's degree15615.8
7) Postgraduate degree, such as master's, Ph.D., MD, JD11211.3
Missing10 
TOTAL990100.0
44) Region (for use with online analysis) (I-REGION)
TOTAL%
1) Northeast18518.5
2) Midwest21921.9
3) South36936.9
4) West22622.6
TOTAL999100.0
45) 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) Protestant30330.8
2) Catholic20220.5
3) Other28629.1
4) None19319.6
Missing16 
TOTAL984100.0
46) Respondent's sex (for use with online analysis) (I-SEX)
TOTAL%
1) Male48548.5
2) Female51551.5
TOTAL1000100.0
47) Political party identification (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-PARTYID)
TOTAL%
1) Republican23924.5
2) Independent-lean Republican13413.7
3) Independent11211.5
4) Independent-lean Democratic16416.8
5) Democrat28829.5
98) Other party404.1
Missing23 
TOTAL977100.0
48) 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/Caucasian73975.2
2) Black/African American12913.1
3) Asian/Asian American7.7
4) Some other race10811
Missing17 
TOTAL983100.0