PRRI Religion & Politics Tracking Poll, January 2013

Data Archive > U.S. Surveys > General Population > National > Public Religion Research Institute > Codebook


All frequencies weighted by 3) WEIGHT;
(The number of missing cases reported in the codebook are unweighted)
1) Caseid (CASEID)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL103338157216.7329957776.07
2) Week (WEEK)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL1033803.000.00
3) Weight (WEIGHT)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL10.569
4) State (STATE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL0
5) Metro (METRO)
TOTAL%
1) Center City (Metro)34633.5
2) Center City Country (Metro)21620.9
3) Suburban (Metro)23222.5
4) Non-Center City (Metro)414
5) Non-Metro19819.2
TOTAL1033100.0
6) Region (REGION)
TOTAL%
1) North East19018.4
2) North Central22321.6
3) South38637.3
4) West23522.7
TOTAL1034100.0
7) Division (DIVISION)
TOTAL%
1) New England464.5
2) Mid Atlantic14413.9
3) East North Central14013.6
4) West North Central838
5) South Atlantic21520.8
6) East South Central686.6
7) West South Central1029.9
8) Mountain969.3
9) Pacific13913.5
TOTAL1033100.0
8) Is your home owned or rented? (OWNHOME)
TOTAL%
1) Owned63861.8
2) Rented38537.3
8) Don't know4.4
9) Refused5.5
TOTAL1032100.0
9) Are you: (MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Single, that is never married22722
2) Single, living with a partner11010.6
3) Married50448.8
4) Separated343.3
5) Widowed636.1
6) Divorced928.9
9) Refused3.3
TOTAL1033100.0
10) Employment Status (EMPLYMNT)
TOTAL%
1) Full-time42240.9
2) Part-time15114.6
3) Retired19619
4) Housewife686.6
5) Student504.8
6) Temporarily unemployed858.2
7) Disabled/handicapped535.1
8) Other not employed4.4
9) Refused3.3
TOTAL1032100.0
11) Z-6. Including yourself, how many people are there living in your household? (HHNUM)
TOTAL%
1) One16015.5
2) Two38237
3) Three17216.7
4) Four15715.2
5) Five797.6
6) Six363.5
7) Seven161.5
8) Eight or more222.1
9) Refused9.9
TOTAL1033100.0
12) How many of these are adults, 18 or older? (ADULTS)
TOTAL%
1) One19819.2
2) Two56754.9
3) Three15815.3
4) Four595.7
5) Five262.5
6) Six101
7) Seven2.2
8) Eight or more3.3
9) Refused9.9
TOTAL1032100.0
13) How many of these adults are male? (ADULTM)
TOTAL%
0) None15314.9
1) One67666
2) Two14614.2
3) Three323.1
4) Four8.8
5) Five9.9
8) Eight or more1.1
Missing11 
TOTAL1025100.0
14) How many of these adults are female? (ADULTF)
TOTAL%
0) None12011.7
1) One72871.2
2) Two13613.3
3) Three272.6
4) Four8.8
5) Five2.2
6) Six2.2
Missing11 
TOTAL1023100.0
15) How many are children 12 to 17? (KIDS1217)
TOTAL%
0) None17650
1) One11633
2) Two4512.8
3) Three133.7
5) Five2.6
Missing773 
TOTAL352100.0
16) How many are children six to 11? (KIDS611)
TOTAL%
0) None17951.1
1) One11332.3
2) Two4713.4
3) Three113.1
Missing773 
TOTAL350100.0
17) How many are children under six? (KIDS06)
TOTAL%
0) None19956.7
1) One9727.6
2) Two4813.7
3) Three61.7
4) Four1.3
Missing773 
TOTAL351100.0
18) Enter age of first child age 12 to 17. (DI22A1)
TOTAL%
12) 123218.2
13) 13158.5
14) 142916.5
15) 152715.3
16) 163117.6
17) 173419.3
98) Don't know1.6
99) Refused74
Missing904 
TOTAL176100.0
19) Enter age of second child age 12 to 17. (DI22A2)
TOTAL%
12) 121321.7
13) 13813.3
14) 14915
15) 151423.3
16) 161016.7
17) 1735
99) Refused35
Missing991 
TOTAL60100.0
20) Enter age of third child age 12 to 17. (DI22A3)
TOTAL%
12) 12320
13) 13213.3
14) 14213.3
16) 1616.7
17) 17533.3
99) Refused213.3
Missing1024 
TOTAL15100.0
21) Enter age of fourth child age 12 to 17. (DI22A4)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL103313.000.00
22) Enter age of fifth child age 12 to 17. (DI22A5)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL103314.000.00
23) Enter age of first child age six to 11. (DI22B1)
TOTAL%
6) 63118
7) 73922.7
8) 82816.3
9) 92011.6
10) 103218.6
11) 11158.7
98) Don't know1.6
99) Refused63.5
Missing909 
TOTAL172100.0
24) Enter age of second child age six to 11. (DI22B2)
TOTAL%
6) 61118.3
7) 71525
8) 858.3
9) 91321.7
10) 10813.3
11) 1123.3
98) Don't know11.7
99) Refused58.3
Missing991 
TOTAL60100.0
25) Enter age of third child age six to 11. (DI22B3)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL10337.111.60
26) Enter age of first child under six. (DI22C1)
TOTAL%
0) Less than one year2214.6
1) 11811.9
2) 22214.6
3) 31811.9
4) 43724.5
5) 53019.9
99) Refused42.6
Missing924 
TOTAL151100.0
27) Enter age of second child under six. (DI22C2)
TOTAL%
0) Less than one year1629.1
1) 1814.5
2) 21221.8
3) 3814.5
4) 4712.7
5) 511.8
99) Refused35.5
Missing994 
TOTAL55100.0
28) Enter age of third child under six. (DI22C3)
TOTAL%
0) Less than one year228.6
2) 2342.9
3) 3228.6
Missing1029 
TOTAL7100.0
29) Enter age of fourth child under six. (DI22C4)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL10331.000.00
30) Are you the parent or guardian of anyone under 18 in your household? (PARENT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes27979.3
2) No7019.9
8) Don't know1.3
9) Refused2.6
Missing773 
TOTAL352100.0
31) What is your age? (AGE)
TOTAL%
18) 18212
19) 19111.1
20) 20222.1
21) 21242.3
22) 22232.2
23) 23212
24) 24171.7
25) 25242.3
26) 26181.7
27) 27121.2
28) 28131.3
29) 29151.5
30) 30191.8
31) 31131.3
32) 32191.8
33) 33242.3
34) 34191.8
35) 35201.9
36) 369.9
37) 37171.7
38) 388.8
39) 39171.7
40) 40191.8
41) 41151.5
42) 42111.1
43) 43222.1
44) 44191.8
45) 45111.1
46) 46171.7
47) 47171.7
48) 48282.7
49) 49292.8
50) 50262.5
51) 51111.1
52) 529.9
53) 53151.5
54) 54171.7
55) 55101
56) 56252.4
57) 57151.5
58) 58181.7
59) 59161.6
60) 60252.4
61) 61161.6
62) 62151.5
63) 63171.7
64) 64161.6
65) 65141.4
66) 66131.3
67) 679.9
68) 687.7
69) 697.7
70) 70151.5
71) 716.6
72) 72141.4
73) 733.3
74) 748.8
75) 758.8
76) 767.7
77) 77101
78) 784.4
79) 796.6
80) 809.9
81) 816.6
82) 825.5
83) 834.4
84) 845.5
85) 852.2
86) 862.2
87) 871.1
88) 882.2
89) 891.1
90) 902.2
91) 9100
92) 9200
94) 941.1
98) 9800
99) Refused343.3
TOTAL1030100.0
32) Could you please tell me if you are: (AGE2)
TOTAL%
1) 18-2925.9
2) 30-49617.6
3) 50-641441.2
4) 65+926.5
9) Refused38.8
Missing988 
TOTAL34100.0
33) What is the last grade of school you completed? (EDUC)
TOTAL%
1) Less than high school graduate13613.2
2) High school graduate31530.5
3) Some college26325.5
4) Graduated college18718.1
5) Graduate school or more10310
6) Technical school/other242.3
9) Refused5.5
TOTAL1033100.0
34) Is your total annual household income from all sources, and before taxes: (INCOME)
TOTAL%
1) Less than $15,00016115.6
2) $15,000 but less than $25,00014013.5
3) $25,000 but less than $30,00011010.6
4) $30,000 but less than $40,000838
5) $40,000 but less than $50,000817.8
6) $50,000 but less than $75,00011811.4
7) $75,000 but less than $100,000959.2
8) $100,000 and over (unspecified)5.5
9) Less than $50,000252.4
10) $50,000 but less than $100,0008.8
12) $100,000 to under $150,000646.2
13) $150,000 to under $200,000212
14) $200,000 to under $250,0008.8
15) $250,000 or more161.5
98) Don't know201.9
99) Refused797.6
TOTAL1034100.0
35) Race of Respondent (RACE)
TOTAL%
1) White non-Hispanic67465.2
2) Black non-Hispanic11711.3
3) White Hispanic11711.3
4) Black Hispanic191.8
5) Unspecified Hispanic141.4
6) Other race716.9
7) Refused222.1
TOTAL1034100.0
36) Affiliation rotate (PARTYROT)
TOTAL%
1) Male Republican/Democrat25925.1
2) Male Democrat/Republican23823
3) Female Republican/Democrat26425.6
4) Female Democrat/Republican27226.3
TOTAL1033100.0
37) Generally speaking, do you usually think of yourself as: (PARTY)
TOTAL%
0) Other201.9
1) A Republican23322.6
2) A Democrat35134
3) An Independent36435.2
8) Don't know373.6
9) Refused282.7
TOTAL1033100.0
38) Do you consider yourself part of the Tea Party movement, or not? (TPARTY)
TOTAL%
1) Yes797.6
2) No90387.3
8) Don't know373.6
9) Refused151.5
TOTAL1034100.0
39) Ideology rotate (IDEOROT)
TOTAL%
1) D3 1-5 asked53251.5
2) D3 5-1 asked50148.5
TOTAL1033100.0
40) Generally speaking, would you describe your political views as: (IDEO)
TOTAL%
1) Very conservative14714.2
2) Somewhat conservative26125.3
3) Moderate30129.1
4) Somewhat liberal17416.8
5) Very liberal858.2
8) Don't know434.2
9) Refused222.1
TOTAL1033100.0
41) Are you registered to vote at your present address or not? (REGVOTE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes78275.7
2) No24023.2
8) Don't know2.2
9) Refused9.9
TOTAL1033100.0
42) Besides the telephone number I reached you on, how many other telephone numbers, if any, does your household have? (OTHTELE)
TOTAL%
0) None57255.3
1) One686.6
2) Two191.8
3) Three4.4
7) Cell phone household only36435.2
9) Refused8.8
TOTAL1035100.0
43) Enter sex of respondent (SEX)
TOTAL%
1) Male49848.2
2) Female53551.8
TOTAL1033100.0
44) 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) Protestant33432.3
2) Catholic, Roman Catholic23823
3) Jewish/Judaism191.8
4) Muslim/Islamic111.1
5) Mormon/Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints232.2
6) Something else252.4
7) Nothing in particular22321.6
10) Buddhist4.4
11) Hindu8.8
12) Unitarian/Universalist1.1
13) Christian/non-denominational Christian12712.3
99) Don't know/refused201.9
TOTAL1033100.0
45) What is your religion, if any? (RELOPEN)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL0
46) Would you describe yourself as a 'born-again' or 'evangelical Christian', or not? (BORN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes26356.9
2) No18940.9
8) Don't know102.2
Missing543 
TOTAL462100.0
47) Aside from weddings and funerals, how often do you attend religious services -- more than once a week, once a week, once or twice a month, a few times a year, seldom, or never? (ATTEND)
TOTAL%
1) More than once a week12812.4
2) Once a week26025.2
3) Once or twice a month13012.6
4) A few times a year20419.7
5) Seldom13312.9
6) Never16716.2
8) Don't know3.3
9) Refused8.8
TOTAL1033100.0
48) How important is religion in your life -- the most important thing, very important, somewhat important, not too important, or not at all important? (RELIMP)
TOTAL%
1) The most important thing19418.8
2) Very important39938.6
3) Somewhat important24223.4
4) Not too important858.2
5) Not at all important1029.9
8) Don't know4.4
9) Refused7.7
TOTAL1033100.0
49) Were you born in the United States, the island of Puerto Rico, or in another country? (USBORN)
TOTAL%
1) United States6644.3
2) Puerto Rico53.4
3) Another country7651
9) Refused21.3
Missing923 
TOTAL149100.0
50) How many years have you lived in the United States? (USLIVE)
TOTAL%
1) 144.8
2) 244.8
3) 311.2
4) 411.2
5) 522.4
6) 667.1
7) 733.6
8) 844.8
9) 933.6
10) 1067.1
11) 1133.6
12) 121011.9
13) 1333.6
15) 1556
16) 1622.4
18) 1822.4
20) 2044.8
22) 2211.2
26) 2611.2
27) 2711.2
29) 2922.4
30) 3011.2
33) 3311.2
35) 3533.6
40) 4000
42) 4200
43) 4311.2
44) 4411.2
46) 4611.2
50) 5011.2
52) 5222.4
57) 5722.4
66) 6600
68) 6811.2
96) Less than a year22.4
Missing973 
TOTAL84100.0
51) Ident (IDENT)
TOTAL%
1) Landline52951.2
2) Cell phone sample44443
3) Hispanic in language191.8
4) Both cell phone and Hispanic in language414
TOTAL1033100.0
52) Now thinking about your telephone use: Does anyone in your household, including yourself, have a working cell phone? (L1)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, respondent or someone in household has cell phone46484.7
2) No8215
8) Don't know1.2
9) Refused1.2
Missing415 
TOTAL548100.0
53) Of all the telephone calls that you and the other people in your household receive, are: (L2)
TOTAL%
1) All or almost all calls received on a cell phone9219.8
2) Some received on a cell phone and some on a regular home phone22949.4
3) All or almost all calls received on a regular home phone14130.4
8) Don't know2.4
9) Refused00
Missing549 
TOTAL464100.0
54) Now thinking about your telephone use, is there at least one telephone INSIDE your home that is currently working and is not a cell phone? (C1)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, has a home telephone12826.4
2) No, no home telephone35773.6
Missing618 
TOTAL485100.0
55) Of all the telephone calls that you and the other people in your household receive, are: (C2)
TOTAL%
1) All or almost all calls received on a cell phone5139.8
2) Some received on a cell phone and some on a regular home phone6248.4
3) All or almost all calls received on a regular home phone1511.7
Missing848 
TOTAL128100.0
56) How many different cell phone numbers do you personally answer calls on? (C1A)
TOTAL%
0) 0262.7
1) 173577.4
2) 212913.6
3) 3293.1
4) 47.7
5) 56.6
6) 66.6
7) 78.8
8) Don't know2.2
9) Refused1.1
Missing134 
TOTAL949100.0
57) How often do you watch college or professional sports? (Q1)
TOTAL%
1) More than once a week23222.5
2) Once a week20019.4
3) Once or twice a month10910.6
4) A few times a year10910.6
5) Seldom13513.1
6) Never24423.6
9) Don't know/refused4.4
TOTAL1033100.0
58) What sport would you say you watch or follow MOST closely? (Q2)
TOTAL%
1) NFL or professional football31248.1
2) NBA or professional basketball7110.9
3) NHL or professional hockey121.8
4) MLB or major league baseball426.5
5) NASCAR132
6) MLS or major league soccer142.2
7) College football7611.7
8) College basketball396
9) Tennis91.4
10) Golf5.8
11) European soccer101.5
12) Other college sport2.3
13) Other professional sport264
99) Don't know/refused182.8
Missing390 
TOTAL649100.0
59) Do you consider yourself a fan of any particular sports teams? (Q3)
TOTAL%
1) Yes64262.1
2) No38737.5
9) Don't know/refused4.4
TOTAL1033100.0
60) What sports team do you identify with MOST closely? (Q4)
TOTAL%
1) Answer given64199.8
9) Don't know/refused1.2
Missing398 
TOTAL642100.0
61) Q4 open ended (Q4OTHER)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL0
62) How important is being a fan of this team in your life? Is it: (Q5)
TOTAL%
1) The most important thing91.4
2) Very important8813.7
3) Somewhat important26941.9
4) Not too important19730.7
5) Not at all important7712
9) Don't know/refused2.3
Missing398 
TOTAL642100.0
63) On any given Sunday, are you more likely to be in church, more likely to be watching football, doing both or doing neither? (Q6)
TOTAL%
0) Doing neither36735.6
1) To be in church26725.9
2) To be watching football17817.2
3) Doing both21721
9) Don't know/refused3.3
TOTAL1032100.0
64) How likely are you to watch the Super Bowl this year? Are you: (Q7)
TOTAL%
1) Very likely45443.9
2) Somewhat likely22421.7
3) Not too likely10910.5
4) Not at all likely23823
9) Don't know/refused9.9
TOTAL1034100.0
65) Q8 rotate (Q8ROT)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL0
66) Now, please tell me if you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree or completely disagree with the following statements: God rewards athletes who have faith with good health and success (Q8A)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree24623.8
2) Mostly agree30329.3
3) Mostly disagree17617
4) Completely disagree25825
9) Don't know/refused514.9
TOTAL1034100.0
67) Now, please tell me if you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree or completely disagree with the following statements: God plays a role in determining which team wins a sporting event (Q8B)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree12311.9
2) Mostly agree15014.5
3) Mostly disagree21921.2
4) Completely disagree51049.4
9) Don't know/refused313
TOTAL1033100.0
68) Now, please tell me if you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree or completely disagree with the following statements: Public high schools should be allowed to sponsor prayer before football games (Q8C)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree50849.1
2) Mostly agree27626.7
3) Mostly disagree1029.9
4) Completely disagree11711.3
9) Don't know/refused313
TOTAL1034100.0
69) Do you think football has replaced baseball as America's national sport, or not? (Q9)
TOTAL%
1) Yes57155.3
2) No36835.6
3) No national sport in America2.2
9) Don't know/refused928.9
TOTAL1033100.0
70) Some athletes express their faith publicly by thanking God during or after a sporting event. Do you generally approve when athletes do this, do you disapprove or does it not matter to you? (Q10)
TOTAL%
1) Approve51850.1
2) Disapprove434.2
3) Doesn't matter46645.1
9) Don't know/refused6.6
TOTAL1033100.0
71) Q11 rotate (Q11ROT)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL0
72) Now, I'd like to get your views on some issues that are being discussed in the country today. All in all, do you strongly favor, favor, oppose, or strongly oppose: Passing stricter gun control laws (Q11A)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly favor37336.1
2) Favor24523.7
3) Oppose14814.3
4) Strongly oppose23522.7
9) Don't know/refused323.1
TOTAL1033100.0
73) Now, I'd like to get your views on some issues that are being discussed in the country today. All in all, do you strongly favor, favor, oppose, or strongly oppose: Stricter enforcement of existing gun control laws (Q11B)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly favor46244.8
2) Favor28027.1
3) Oppose12612.2
4) Strongly oppose13212.8
9) Don't know/refused323.1
TOTAL1032100.0
74) Now, I'd like to get your views on some issues that are being discussed in the country today. All in all, do you strongly favor, favor, oppose, or strongly oppose: Loosening current gun control laws (Q11C)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly favor10410.1
2) Favor13913.5
3) Oppose33031.9
4) Strongly oppose40639.3
9) Don't know/refused545.2
TOTAL1033100.0
75) All in all, would you say your overall opinion of the NRA or National Rifle Association is very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable? (Q12)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable18517.9
2) Mostly favorable39938.6
3) Mostly unfavorable18017.4
4) Very unfavorable19919.3
9) Don't know/refused706.8
TOTAL1033100.0
76) What do you think is the most important thing that could be done to prevent mass shootings from occurring in the United States? (Q13)
TOTAL%
1) Stricter gun control laws and enforcement25524.7
2) Better mental health screening and support31030
3) Stricter security measures for public gatherings11811.4
4) Allow more private citizens to carry guns for protection898.6
5) Put more emphasis on God and morality in school and society20419.7
7) Other343.3
9) Don't know/refused232.2
TOTAL1033100.0
77) What else do you think is the most important thing that could be done to prevent mass shootings from occurring in the United States? (Q13OTHER)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL0
78) Do you or does anyone in your home own a gun? (Q14)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, self16816.2
2) Yes, someone in household13212.8
3) Yes, both you and someone else in your household928.9
4) No60958.8
9) Don't know/refused343.3
TOTAL1035100.0
79) Q15 rotate (Q15ROT)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL0
80) As I read a couple of terms please tell me how well the following describe you: Pro-life. Would say this describes you very well, somewhat well, not too well or not at all well? (Q15A)
TOTAL%
1) Very well42741.4
2) Somewhat well30529.6
3) Not too well1019.8
4) Not at all well13312.9
9) Don't know/refused666.4
TOTAL1032100.0
81) As I read a couple of terms please tell me how well the following describe you: Pro-choice. Would you say this describes you very well, somewhat well, not too well or not at all well? (Q15B)
TOTAL%
1) Very well40138.8
2) Somewhat well29628.7
3) Not too well959.2
4) Not at all well18117.5
9) Don't know/refused605.8
TOTAL1033100.0
82) What is your age? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-AGE)
TOTAL%
1) 18-2922222.2
2) 30-3916616.6
3) 40-4918718.7
4) 50-6425125.1
5) 65+17317.3
Missing45 
TOTAL999100.0
83) What is the last grade of school you completed? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-EDUC)
TOTAL%
1) Less than high school graduate13613.5
2) High school graduate31531.4
3) Some college26326.2
4) Graduated college18718.6
5) Graduate school or more10310.3
Missing29 
TOTAL1004100.0
84) Generally speaking, would you describe your political views as: (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-POLITICS)
TOTAL%
1) Very conservative14715.2
2) Somewhat conservative26127
3) Moderate30131.1
4) Somewhat liberal17418
5) Very liberal858.8
Missing64 
TOTAL968100.0
85) 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) Protestant33433
2) Catholic, Roman Catholic23823.5
3) Other religion21821.5
4) Nothing in particular22322
Missing22 
TOTAL1013100.0
86) Aside from weddings and funerals, how often do you attend religious services -- more than once a week, once a week, once or twice a month, a few times a year, seldom, or never? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-ATTEND)
TOTAL%
1) More than once a week12812.5
2) Once a week26025.4
3) Once or twice a month13012.7
4) A few times a year20420
5) Seldom13313
6) Never16716.3
Missing15 
TOTAL1022100.0