PRRI/RNS Religion News Survey, September 2011

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All frequencies weighted by 3) WEIGHT
1) CaseId (CASEID)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL101334975150.9829590640.89
2) Week (WEEK)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL1013837.000.00
3) Weight (WEIGHT)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL10.651
4) State (STATE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL0
5) Metro (METRO)
TOTAL%
1) Center City (Metro)54553.7
2) Center City Country (Metro)13313.1
3) Suburban (Metro)15114.9
4) Non-Center City (Metro)212.1
5) Non-Metro16416.2
TOTAL1014100.0
6) Region (REGION)
TOTAL%
1) North East18518.2
2) North Central22121.8
3) South37436.9
4) West23423.1
TOTAL1014100.0
7) Division (DIVISION)
TOTAL%
1) New England525.1
2) Mid Atlantic13413.2
3) East North Central14013.8
4) West North Central818
5) South Atlantic21421.1
6) East South Central676.6
7) West South Central939.2
8) Mountain858.4
9) Pacific14914.7
TOTAL1015100.0
8) Is your home owned or rented? (OWNHOME)
TOTAL%
1) Owned66465.5
2) Rented33433
8) Don't know3.3
9) Refused121.2
TOTAL1013100.0
9) Marital. Are you…? (MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Single, that is never married21521.2
2) Single, living with a partner868.5
3) Married53753
4) Separated252.5
5) Widowed626.1
6) Divorced807.9
9) Refused9.9
TOTAL1014100.0
10) Employment Status (EMPLOY)
TOTAL%
1) Full-time44844.2
2) Part-time13513.3
3) Retired19319.1
4) Housewife545.3
5) Student444.3
6) Temporarily unemployed908.9
7) Disabled/Handicapped323.2
8) Other not employed9.9
9) Refused8.8
TOTAL1013100.0
11) Z-6. Including yourself, how many people are there living in your household? (HHNUM)
TOTAL%
1) One15815.6
2) Two35935.4
3) Three15215
4) Four16316.1
5) Five11010.9
6) Six353.5
7) Seven131.3
8) Eight or more9.9
9) Refused141.4
TOTAL1013100.0
12) Z-6a. How many of these are adults, 18 or older? (ADULTS)
TOTAL%
1) One18117.8
2) Two55955.1
3) Three13813.6
4) Four777.6
5) Five343.3
6) Six7.7
7) Seven4.4
8) Eight or more1.1
9) Refused141.4
TOTAL1015100.0
13) Z-6Aa. How many of these adults are male? (ADULTM)
TOTAL%
0) None13113.1
1) One67567.5
2) Two13113.1
3) Three545.4
4) Four6.6
5) Five3.3
Missing14 
TOTAL1000100.0
14) Z-6Ab. How many of these adults are female? (ADULTF)
TOTAL%
0) None11911.9
1) One70270.2
2) Two12812.8
3) Three404
4) Four101
5) Five1.1
Missing14 
TOTAL1000100.0
15) Z-6B. How many are children 12 to 17? (KIDS1217)
TOTAL%
0) None15646
1) One10932.2
2) Two6218.3
3) Three102.9
6) Six2.6
Missing674 
TOTAL339100.0
16) Z-6C. How many are children 6 to 11? (KIDS611)
TOTAL%
0) None19557.5
1) One9327.4
2) Two4413
3) Three51.5
4) Four2.6
Missing674 
TOTAL339100.0
17) Z-6D. How many are children under 6? (KIDS06)
TOTAL%
0) None20159.1
1) One10430.6
2) Two308.8
3) Three2.6
4) Four3.9
Missing674 
TOTAL340100.0
18) DI-22A1. Enter age of first child age 12-17. (FRST1217)
TOTAL%
12) 123720.2
13) 133418.6
14) 141910.4
15) 152815.3
16) 163016.4
17) 173116.9
98) Don't know00
99) Refused42.2
Missing830 
TOTAL183100.0
19) DI-22A2. Enter age of second child age 12-17. (SCND1217)
TOTAL%
12) 1256.8
13) 131013.7
14) 141824.7
15) 151520.5
16) 1679.6
17) 171723.3
99) Refused11.4
Missing940 
TOTAL73100.0
20) DI-22A3. Enter age of third child age 12-17. (THRD1217)
TOTAL%
12) 1218.3
13) 1318.3
14) 14433.3
16) 1618.3
17) 17216.7
99) Refused325
Missing1001 
TOTAL12100.0
21) DI-22A4. Enter age of fourth child age 12-17. (FRTH1217)
TOTAL%
15) 152100
Missing1011 
TOTAL2100.0
22) DI-22A5. Enter age of fifth child age 12-17. (FITH1217)
TOTAL%
16) 162100
Missing1011 
TOTAL2100.0
23) DI22B1. Enter age of first child age 6-11. (FRST611)
TOTAL%
6) 62718.6
7) 72315.9
8) 82617.9
9) 92215.2
10) 102215.2
11) 112114.5
98) Don't know21.4
99) Refused21.4
Missing869 
TOTAL145100.0
24) DI-22B2. Enter age of second child age 6-11. (SCND611)
TOTAL%
6) 647.7
7) 759.6
8) 8713.5
9) 91019.2
10) 101528.8
11) 111121.2
Missing962 
TOTAL52100.0
25) DI-22B3. Enter age of third child age 6-11. (THRD611)
TOTAL%
6) 6342.9
8) 8228.6
11) 11228.6
Missing1006 
TOTAL7100.0
26) DI-22B4. Enter age of fourth child age 6-11. (FRTH611)
TOTAL%
6) 62100
Missing1012 
TOTAL2100.0
27) DI-22C1. Enter age of first child under 6. (FRST06)
TOTAL%
0) Less than 1 year139.4
1) 12316.5
2) 22215.8
3) 32618.7
4) 43424.5
5) 52014.4
99) Refused1.7
Missing875 
TOTAL139100.0
28) DI22C2. Enter age of second child under 6. (SCND06)
TOTAL%
0) Less than 1 year617.1
1) 1411.4
2) 2822.9
3) 3411.4
4) 4925.7
5) 538.6
99) Refused12.9
Missing979 
TOTAL35100.0
29) D122C3. Enter age of third child under 6. (THRD06)
TOTAL%
2) 2240
4) 4360
Missing1009 
TOTAL5100.0
30) D122C4. Enter age of fourth child under 6. (FRTH06)
TOTAL%
0) Less than 1 year3100
Missing1010 
TOTAL3100.0
31) Are you the parent or guardian of anyone under 18 in your household? (PARENT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes28182.9
2) No5817.1
Missing674 
TOTAL339100.0
32) What is your age? (AGE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL101348.0619.65
33) Could you please tell me if you are…? (AGE2)
TOTAL%
2) 30-49726.9
3) 50-64519.2
4) 65+27.7
9) Refused1246.2
Missing987 
TOTAL26100.0
34) What is the last grade of school you completed? (EDUC)
TOTAL%
1) Less than high school graduate12212
2) High school graduate28828.4
3) Some college29228.8
4) Graduated college17317.1
5) Graduate school or more11010.9
6) Technical school/other202
9) Refused8.8
TOTAL1013100.0
35) Is your total household income from all sources, and before taxes…? (INCOME)
TOTAL%
1) Less than $15,00012512.3
2) $15,000 but less than $25,00014614.4
3) $25,000 but less than $30,000696.8
4) $30,000 but less than $40,000717
5) $40,000 but less than $50,000686.7
6) $50,000 but less than $75,00017817.6
7) $75,000 but less than $100,00010610.5
8) $100,000 and over (Unspecified)5.5
9) Less than $50,000313.1
10) $50,000 but less than $100,0009.9
12) $100,000 to under $150,000848.3
13) $150,000 to under $200,000161.6
14) $200,000 to under $250,000131.3
15) $250,000 or more141.4
98) Don't know181.8
99) Refused616
TOTAL1014100.0
36) Race of Respondent (RACE)
TOTAL%
1) White Non-Hispanic67766.9
2) Black Non-Hispanic11411.3
3) White Hispanic989.7
4) Black Hispanic121.2
5) Unspecified Hispanic292.9
6) Other Race636.2
7) Refused191.9
TOTAL1012100.0
37) Affiliation Rotate (PARTYROT)
TOTAL%
1) Male Republican/Democrat25325
2) Male Democrat/Republican24123.8
3) Female Republican/Democrat26626.2
4) Female Democrat/Republican25425
TOTAL1014100.0
38) Generally speaking, do you usually think of yourself as: (PARTY)
TOTAL%
0) Other161.6
1) A Republican23122.8
2) A Democrat32532.1
3) An Independent37136.6
8) Don't know262.6
9) Refused444.3
TOTAL1013100.0
39) Do you consider yourself part of the Tea Party movement, or not? (TPARTY)
TOTAL%
1) Yes10610.5
2) No82981.8
8) Don't know646.3
9) Refused141.4
TOTAL1013100.0
40) IDEOROT (IDEOROT)
TOTAL%
1) D3 1-5 asked52752
2) D3 5-1 asked48648
TOTAL1013100.0
41) Generally speaking, would you describe your political views as…? (IDEO)
TOTAL%
1) Very conservative13012.8
2) Somewhat conservative22322
3) Moderate34834.3
4) Somewhat liberal16316.1
5) Very liberal777.6
8) Don't know464.5
9) Refused272.7
TOTAL1014100.0
42) Registered. Are you registered to vote at your present address or not? (REGVOTE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes76375.2
2) No23623.3
8) Don't know7.7
9) Refused8.8
TOTAL1014100.0
43) Telephone. Besides the telephone number I reached you on, how many other telephone numbers, if any, does your household have? (OTHTEL)
TOTAL%
0) None66765.8
1) One363.6
2) Two141.4
3) Three6.6
7) Cell phone household only28628.2
9) Refused4.4
TOTAL1013100.0
44) Enter Sex of Respondent (SEX)
TOTAL%
1) Male49348.6
2) Female52151.4
TOTAL1014100.0
45) What is your present religion, if any? Are you Protestant, Catholic, Jewish, Muslim, Mormon, Something else or nothing in particular? *REFORMATTED QUESTION* (RELIG)
TOTAL%
1) Protestant31831.4
2) Catholic, Roman Catholic21821.5
3) Jewish/Judaism121.2
4) Muslim/Islamic5.5
5) Mormon/Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints121.2
6) Something else272.7
7) Nothing in particular21821.5
10) Buddhist8.8
11) Hindu5.5
12) Unitarian/Universalist2.2
13) Christian/Non Denominational Christian17116.9
99) Don't know/Refused181.8
TOTAL1014100.0
46) Would you describe yourself as a ‘born-again' or ‘Evangelical Christian', or not? (BORN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes30357.8
2) No19537.2
8) Don't know203.8
9) Refused61.1
Missing489 
TOTAL524100.0
47) Were you born in the United States, the island of Puerto Rico, or in another country? (USBORN)
TOTAL%
1) United States8057.6
2) Puerto Rico75
3) Another Country5136.7
9) Refused1.7
Missing874 
TOTAL139100.0
48) L1. How many years have you lived in the United States? (USLIVE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL101322.5919.57
49) L1Now thinking about your telephone use… Does anyone in your household, including yourself, have a working cell phone? (CELL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, respondent or someone in household has cell phone48181.3
2) No11118.8
Missing422 
TOTAL592100.0
50) L2a. Of all the telephone calls that you and the other people in your household receive, are…? (RECEIVE)
TOTAL%
1) All or almost all calls received on a cell phone12826.6
2) Some received on a cell phone and some on a regular home phone22045.7
3) All or almost all calls received on a regular home phone13027
8) Don't know2.4
9) Refused1.2
Missing533 
TOTAL481100.0
51) C1. Now thinking about your telephone use, is there at least on telephone INSIDE your home that is currently working and is not a cell phone? (INSIDE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, has a home telephone13732.5
2) No, no home telephone28467.3
9) Refused1.2
Missing592 
TOTAL422100.0
52) C2. Of all the telephone calls that you and the other people in your household receive, are…? (RECEIVE2)
TOTAL%
1) All or almost all calls received on a cell phone5439.1
2) Some received on a cell phone and some on a regular home phone6647.8
3) All or almost all calls received on a regular home phone1813
Missing876 
TOTAL138100.0
53) C1A. How many different cell phone numbers do you personally answer calls on? (NUMBERS)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL10131.421.29
54) Q1Rotate (Q1ROTATE)
TOTAL%
1) 1 asked first51250.5
2) 2 asked first50149.5
TOTAL1013100.0
55) Q2ROTATE (Q2ROTATE)
TOTAL%
1) 1 asked first27647.6
2) 2 asked first30452.4
Missing434 
TOTAL580100.0
56) Q5ROTATE (Q5ROTATE)
TOTAL%
1) 1 asked first35849.8
2) 2 asked first36150.2
Missing295 
TOTAL719100.0
57) Q7ROTATE (Q7ROTATE)
TOTAL%
1) 7a asked first52852.1
2) 7b asked first48547.9
TOTAL1013100.0
58) Q7AROTAT (Q7AROTAT)
TOTAL%
1) 7a1 asked first53753
2) 7a2 asked first47647
TOTAL1013100.0
59) Q7Brotate (Q7BROTAT)
TOTAL%
1) 7b1 asked first54053.3
2) 7b2 asked first47346.7
TOTAL1013100.0
60) Q8Arotate (Q8AROTAT)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL0
61) Q8Brotate (Q8BROTAT)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL0
62) Q1 Which comes closer to your view? (EVOLVED)
TOTAL%
1) Humans and other living things have evolved over time58057.3
2) Humans and other living things have existed in their pres…38037.5
3) Other121.2
8) Don't know292.9
9) Refused121.2
TOTAL1013100.0
63) Q2a And do you think that…? (NATEVOLV)
TOTAL%
1) Humans and other livings have evolved due to natura…30652.8
2) A supreme being guided the evolution of living things for…22238.3
3) Other162.8
8) Don't know305.2
9) Refused5.9
Missing434 
TOTAL579100.0
64) Q2B And do you think that humans and other living things were created within the last 10,000 (ten thousand) years, or do you not believe this? (WITHIN10)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, believe18949.7
2) No, do not believe14738.7
8) Don't know4010.5
9) Refused41.1
Missing633 
TOTAL380100.0
65) Belief in Evolution (EVOLVE)
TOTAL%
1) Humans evolve by natural processes30630.2
2) Humans evolve guided by God22221.9
3) Humans evolve/Other515
4) Humans exist in present form since creation38037.5
9) Other/DK535.2
TOTAL1012100.0
66) Belief in Evolution (CREATE)
TOTAL%
1) Humans created in last 10,000 years18918.7
2) Humans created but not in last 10,00014714.5
3) Humans created/Other444.3
4) Humans evolved over time58057.3
9) Other/DK535.2
TOTAL1013100.0
67) From what you've heard or read, do scientists generally agree that humans evolved over time, are scientists divided, or do scientists generally disagree that humans evolved over time? (SCIEVOL)
TOTAL%
1) Agree humans evolved51450.7
2) Divided26025.6
3) Disagree humans evolved14814.6
8) Don't know747.3
9) Refused181.8
TOTAL1014100.0
68) Q4 From what you've read and heard, do you believe there is solid evidence that the average temperature on earth has been getting warmer over the past few decades, or not? (WARMING)
TOTAL%
1) Yes69668.7
2) No26025.7
3) Mixed/some evidence222.2
8) Don't know333.3
9) Refused2.2
TOTAL1013100.0
69) Which statement comes closest to your view about the causes of climate change…? (CCLIMATE)
TOTAL%
1) Climate change is caused mostly by human activity such as…46064.1
2) Climate change is caused mostly by natural patterns in the…22731.6
8) Don't know283.9
9) Refused3.4
Missing295 
TOTAL718100.0
70) Causes of Climate Change (AVGTEMP)
TOTAL%
1) Climate change caused by human activity45544.9
2) Climate change caused by natural patterns21421.1
3) Climate change happening but not sure cause272.7
4) Earth not getting warmer26025.7
9) Other/DK575.6
TOTAL1013100.0
71) Q6 From what you've heard or read, do scientist generally agree that the earth is getting warmer because of human activity, are scientists divided, or do scientists generally disagree that the earth is getting warmer because of human activity? (SCIWARM)
TOTAL%
1) Agree human activity40840.3
2) Divided37336.8
3) Disagree human activity15715.5
8) Don't know706.9
9) Refused5.5
TOTAL1013100.0
72) Q7a God gave human beings the right to use animals, plants, and all the resources of the planet for human benefit. OR God gave human beings the task of living responsibly with the animals, plants, and the resources of the planet, which are not… (GODGAVE)
TOTAL%
1) First statement36035.5
2) Second statement58057.3
3) Both/Neither444.3
8) Don't know202
9) Refused9.9
TOTAL1013100.0
73) Q7b Given our current economic problems, we cannot afford to deal with climate change right now. OR Dealing with climate change now will create new jobs and help avoid more serious economic problems in the future. (CLIMECON)
TOTAL%
1) First statement43643
2) Second statement50249.5
3) Both/Neither393.8
8) Don't know292.9
9) Refused8.8
TOTAL1014100.0
74) Q8a If a candidate for President …does not believe climate change is caused by human activity would this make you MORE likely to vote for them, LESS likely to vote for them, or would it not make a difference? (CLIMPRES)
TOTAL%
1) More likely919
2) Less likely36335.8
3) Would not make a difference54553.7
8) Don't know9.9
9) Refused6.6
TOTAL1014100.0
75) Q8b If a candidate for President …does not believe in evolution Would this make you MORE likely to vote for them, LESS likely to vote for them, or would it not make a difference? (EVOLPRES)
TOTAL%
1) More likely12812.6
2) Less likely32231.8
3) Would not make a difference53652.9
8) Don't know232.3
9) Refused5.5
TOTAL1014100.0
76) What is your age? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-AGE)
TOTAL%
1) Under 30 years old22422.6
2) 30 to 39 years old12412.5
3) 40 to 49 years old22522.8
4) 50 to 59 years old16616.8
5) 60 to 69 years old12712.8
6) 70 years and older12312.4
Missing26 
TOTAL989100.0
77) What is the last grade of school you completed? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-EDUC)
TOTAL%
1) High school incomplete (grades 1-11)12212.1
2) High school complete (grade 12)28828.7
3) Some college, but no degree29229.1
4) Graduated college17317.2
5) Graduate school or more11010.9
6) Technical school/other202
Missing8 
TOTAL1005100.0
78) Region (for use with online analysis) (I-REGION)
TOTAL%
1) North East18518.2
2) North Central22121.8
3) South37436.9
4) West23423.1
TOTAL1014100.0
79) What is your present religion, if any? Are you Protestant, Catholic, Jewish, Muslim, Mormon, something else or nothing in particular? *REFORMATTED QUESTION* (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-RELIGION)
TOTAL%
1) Protestant31831.9
2) Catholic, Roman Catholic21821.9
3) Other24324.4
4) None21821.9
Missing18 
TOTAL997100.0
80) Enter Sex of Respondent (for use with online analysis) (I-SEX)
TOTAL%
1) Male49348.6
2) Female52151.4
TOTAL1014100.0
81) Generally speaking, do you usually think of yourself as: (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-PARTYID)
TOTAL%
1) A Republican23124.5
2) A Democrat32534.5
3) An Independent37139.3
98) Other161.7
Missing70 
TOTAL943100.0
82) Race of Respondent (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-RACE)
TOTAL%
1) White Non-Hispanic67768.2
2) Black Non-Hispanic11411.5
3) White Hispanic989.9
4) Black Hispanic121.2
5) Unspecified Hispanic292.9
6) Other Race636.3
Missing19 
TOTAL993100.0