PRRI/RNS Religion News Survey, September 2010

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All frequencies weighted by 30) WEIGHT
1) Is your opinion of Fox News television host Glenn Beck generally favorable, unfavorable, or haven't you heard enough about Glenn Beck to have an opinion? (Q1)
TOTAL%
1) Favorable28428.4
2) Unfavorable26626.6
3) Haven't heard enough38138.1
98) Neutral/neither272.7
99) Don't know/Refused414.1
TOTAL999100.0
2) Thinking about Glenn Beck's religious beliefs… do you happen to know what Glenn Beck's religion is? Is he Protestant, Catholic, Jewish, Mormon, Muslim, something else or is he not religious? (Q2)
TOTAL%
1) Protestant12312.3
2) Catholic505
3) Jewish2.2
4) Mormon (LDS, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints)16616.6
5) Muslim5.5
6) Christian535.3
7) Unitarian00
95) Something else1.1
98) Not religious262.6
99) Don't know/Refused57257.3
TOTAL998100.0
3) Glenn Beck recently called for a religious revival in the country. Given what you know about him, do you think he is the right person to lead a religious movement, or not? (Q3)
TOTAL%
1) Yes16716.7
2) No50450.4
3) Haven't heard enough15715.7
99) Don't know/Refused17217.2
TOTAL1000100.0
4) From what you know, do you think that Mormons have religious beliefs that are very similar, somewhat similar, somewhat different or very different than your own religious beliefs? (Q4)
TOTAL%
1) Very similar545.4
2) Somewhat similar23823.8
3) Somewhat different22622.6
4) Very different41341.3
99) Don't know/Refused696.9
TOTAL1000100.0
5) What is your present religion, if any? Are you Protestant, Catholic, Jewish, Mormon, Muslim, something else or nothing in particular? (RELIG)
TOTAL%
1) Protestant33033
2) Catholic20020
3) Jewish171.7
4) Mormon282.8
5) Muslim8.8
6) Christian or ‘Just Christian'10810.8
7) Unitarian/Universalist1.1
8) Hindu3.3
9) Buddhist9.9
10) Something else12312.3
98) Nothing in particular15315.3
99) Refused202
TOTAL1000100.0
6) Would you describe yourself as a ‘born again' or evangelical Christian, or not? (BORN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes28250.2
2) No27048
99) Refused101.8
Missing438 
TOTAL562100.0
7) Unique respondent identifier (QNO)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL1000368004575.352609.63
8) Case ID (CASEID)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL10004575.352609.63
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) Yes88288.2
2) No11211.2
99) Refused/Nr6.6
TOTAL1000100.0
11) Are you currently employed full time, employed part time, self employed, retired, or not currently employed? (EMPLOY)
TOTAL%
1) Employed full time38738.7
2) Employed part time11011
3) Self Employed747.4
4) Retired20320.3
5) Not currently employed21721.7
99) Refused/Nr8.8
TOTAL999100.0
12) In politics, as of today, do you consider yourself a Republican, a Democrat, or an Independent? (PARTY)
TOTAL%
1) Republican27727.7
2) Democrat31531.5
3) Independent34934.9
98) Other party7.7
99) Don't know/Refused525.2
TOTAL1000100.0
13) [If not Republican or Democrat] As of today, do you lean more to the Democratic Party or the Republican Party? (PARTYLN)
TOTAL%
1) Republican15538.1
2) Democratic13733.7
98) Neither/Other8921.9
99) Don't know/Refused266.4
Missing592 
TOTAL407100.0
14) Political Party Identification (PRTYFULL)
TOTAL%
1) Republican27727.7
2) Independent- lean Republican15515.5
3) Independent797.9
4) Independent- lean Democratic13713.7
5) Democrat31531.5
98) Other party171.7
99) Don't know/Refused202
TOTAL1000100.0
15) What is your occupation? (OCCUP)
TOTAL%
1) White collar – professional, managerial, owner27047.3
2) White collar – sales, clerical8715.2
3) Blue collar – craftsmen/Foremen6411.2
4) Blue collar – semiskilled, unskilled559.6
5) Service worker8915.6
199) Refused/Nr61.1
Missing428 
TOTAL571100.0
16) What is your current marital status? Are you married, living as married, single and never been married, divorced, separated, or widowed? (MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Married55355.4
2) Living as married292.9
3) Single and never been married23723.7
4) Divorced979.7
5) Separated212.1
6) Widowed565.6
99) Refused/Nr6.6
TOTAL999100.0
17) Do you own or rent the dwelling in which you live? (OWN)
TOTAL%
1) Own70570.6
2) Rent25625.6
99) Refused/Nr383.8
TOTAL999100.0
18) Altogether, including you and any others, how many people regularly live in this household? (HHNUM)
TOTAL%
1) One14114.1
2) Two34134.1
3) Three20620.6
4) Four17617.6
5) Five727.2
6) Six333.3
7) Seven161.6
8) Eight1.1
9) Nine00
10) Ten or more1.1
99) Refused/Nr131.3
TOTAL1000100.0
19) Are there any children living in your household under 6 years of age? (CHILD6)
TOTAL%
1) Yes19723.3
2) No64776.5
99) Refused/Nr2.2
Missing153 
TOTAL846100.0
20) Are there any children living in your household aged 6 through 11? (CHILD11)
TOTAL%
1) Yes16419.4
2) No68380.6
Missing153 
TOTAL847100.0
21) Are there any children living in your household aged 12 through 17? (CHILD17)
TOTAL%
1) Yes16419.4
2) No68280.6
Missing153 
TOTAL846100.0
22) What was the last grade in school you completed? (EDUC)
TOTAL%
1) 8th grade or less6.6
2) High school incomplete (grades 9, 10, 11)717.1
3) High school complete (grade 12)28028
4) Some college, but no degree17617.6
5) Associates degree737.3
6) College graduate/Bachelors degree20620.6
7) Postgraduate Degree, such as Master's, PH.D., MD, JD17517.5
99) Refused/Nr141.4
TOTAL1001100.0
23) What is your age? (AGE)
TOTAL%
1) 18-20454.5
2) 21-24828.2
3) 25-29686.8
4) 30-3410910.9
5) 35-39585.8
6) 40-4411911.9
7) 45-49848.4
8) 50-5410910.9
9) 55-59636.3
10) 60-64868.6
11) 65-69595.9
12) 70-74373.7
13) 75 or older686.8
99) Refused/Nr131.3
TOTAL1000100.0
24) Are you Spanish, Hispanic, or Latino? (HISP)
TOTAL%
1) Yes13513.5
2) No85085
99) Refused/Nr151.5
TOTAL1000100.0
25) Which of the following describes your race? You can select as many as apply – Mention 01 (RACE1)
TOTAL%
1) White/Caucasian75775.7
2) Black/African-American11811.8
3) Asian/Asian-American161.6
4) Some other race949.4
99) Refused/Nr151.5
TOTAL1000100.0
26) Which of the following describes your race? You can select as many as apply – Mention 02 (RACE2)
TOTAL%
3) Asian/Asian-American13.8
4) Some other race2596.2
Missing974 
TOTAL26100.0
27) Was your TOTAL household income BEFORE taxes for 2009 less than $50,000 or $50,000 or more? (INC1)
TOTAL%
1) Less than $50,00040040
2) $50,000 or more47247.2
99) Don't know/Refused/Nr12812.8
TOTAL1000100.0
28) TOTAL household income BEFORE taxes for 2009 less than $50,000? (INC2)
TOTAL%
1) Under $25,00015037.6
2) $25,000 but less than $30,0006917.3
3) $30,000 but less than $35,0004210.5
4) $35,000 but less than $40,000348.5
5) $40,000 but less than $50,0008020.1
99) Refused (unspecified after less than $50,000)246
Missing600 
TOTAL399100.0
29) TOTAL household income BEFORE taxes for 2009 $50,000 or more? (INC3)
TOTAL%
1) $50,000 but less than $60,0009119.2
2) $60,000 but less than $75,0008618.2
3) $75,000 but less than $100,00010121.4
4) $100,000 but less than $125,0007115
5) $125,000 or more9720.5
99) Refused (unspecified after $50,000 or more)275.7
Missing528 
TOTAL473100.0
30) Weights (WEIGHT)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL0.9931.008
31) Time Zone (TIMEZONE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL10005.871.09
32) State (STATE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL0
33) Metro/Non-Metro (METRO)
TOTAL%
1) In Center City of Metropolitan Area30230.2
2) Outside Center City, Inside Center City County21221.2
3) Inside Suburban County of Metropolitan Area21121.1
4) In Metropolitan Area with No Center City232.3
5) In Non-Metropolitan Area25325.3
TOTAL1001100.0
34) Division (DIVISION)
TOTAL%
1) New England444.4
2) Middle Atlantic14214.2
3) East North Central20220.2
4) West North Central171.7
5) South Atlantic17917.9
6) East South Central656.5
7) West South Central12412.4
8) Mountain949.4
9) Pacific13213.2
TOTAL999100.0
35) Region (REGION)
TOTAL%
1) North East18518.5
2) Midwest22022
3) South36836.8
4) West22722.7
TOTAL1000100.0
36) What is your age? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-AGE)
TOTAL%
1) 18-2919419.7
2) 30-3916716.9
3) 40-4920320.6
4) 50-6425926.2
5) 65+16416.6
Missing13 
TOTAL987100.0
37) What was the last grade in school you completed? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-EDUC)
TOTAL%
1) Less than High school diploma777.8
2) High school complete (grade 12)28028.4
3) Some college, but no degree17617.8
4) Associates degree737.4
5) College graduate/Bachelors degree20620.9
6) Postgraduate Degree, such as Master's, PH.D., MD, JD17517.7
Missing14 
TOTAL987100.0
38) 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) Republican27729.2
2) Democrat31533.2
3) Independent34936.8
4) Other party7.7
Missing52 
TOTAL948100.0
39) Region (for use with online analysis) (I-REGION)
TOTAL%
1) North East18518.5
2) Midwest22022
3) South36836.8
4) West22722.7
TOTAL1000100.0
40) 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) Protestant43944.8
2) Catholic20020.4
3) Jewish171.7
4) Mormon282.9
5) Something else14414.7
6) Nothing in particular15315.6
Missing20 
TOTAL981100.0
41) Gender (for use with online analysis) (I-SEX)
TOTAL%
1) Male48548.5
2) Female51551.5
TOTAL1000100.0