PRRI Religion & Politics Tracking Poll, March 2013

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All frequencies weighted by 3) WEIGHT;
(The number of missing cases reported in the codebook are unweighted)
1) Case ID (CASEID)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL102859625335.8710135556.42
2) Week (WEEK)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL1028810.000.00
3) Weight (WEIGHT)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL10.588
4) State (STATE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL0
5) Metro (METRO)
TOTAL%
1) Center City (Metro)37136.1
2) Center City County (Metro)18618.1
3) Suburban (Metro)23222.6
4) Non-Center City (Metro)424.1
5) Non-Metro19719.2
TOTAL1028100.0
6) Region (REGION)
TOTAL%
1) North East18918.4
2) North Central22121.5
3) South38437.4
4) West23422.8
TOTAL1028100.0
7) Division (DIVISION)
TOTAL%
1) New England403.9
2) Mid Atlantic14914.5
3) East North Central14614.2
4) West North Central757.3
5) South Atlantic21921.3
6) East South Central605.8
7) West South Central10510.2
8) Mountain727
9) Pacific16115.7
TOTAL1027100.0
8) Is your home owned or rented? (OWNHOME)
TOTAL%
1) Owned65964.1
2) Rented35334.3
8) Don't know101
9) Refused6.6
TOTAL1028100.0
9) Are you...? (MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Single, that is never married23923.3
2) Single, living with a partner858.3
3) Married50949.6
4) Separated313
5) Widowed555.4
6) Divorced999.6
9) Refused9.9
TOTAL1027100.0
10) Employment status (EMPLOY)
TOTAL%
1) Full-time45744.4
2) Part-time15915.5
3) Retired18718.2
4) Homemaker767.4
5) Student393.8
6) Temporarily unemployed565.4
7) Disabled/handicapped474.6
8) Other, not employed5.5
9) Refused3.3
TOTAL1029100.0
11) Including yourself, how many people are there living in your household? (HHNUM)
TOTAL%
1) One17416.9
2) Two34633.7
3) Three19619.1
4) Four14914.5
5) Five979.4
6) Six272.6
7) Seven6.6
8) Eight or more8.8
9) Refused252.4
TOTAL1028100.0
12) How many of these are adults, 18 or older? (ADULTS)
TOTAL%
1) One20520
2) Two55854.3
3) Three15515.1
4) Four716.9
5) Five111.1
8) Eight or more2.2
9) Refused252.4
TOTAL1027100.0
13) How many of these adults are male? (ADULTM)
TOTAL%
0) None14014
1) One69168.9
2) Two14014
3) Three282.8
4) Four4.4
Missing21 
TOTAL1003100.0
14) How many of these adults are female? (ADULTF)
TOTAL%
0) None13813.7
1) One68768.4
2) Two15415.3
3) Three232.3
4) Four1.1
6) Six1.1
Missing21 
TOTAL1004100.0
15) How many are children 12 to 17? (KIDS1217)
TOTAL%
0) None17549
1) One11732.8
2) Two5716
3) Three72
4) Four1.3
Missing739 
TOTAL357100.0
16) How many are children six to 11? (KIDS611)
TOTAL%
0) None20858.1
1) One10128.2
2) Two3810.6
3) Three102.8
6) Six1.3
Missing739 
TOTAL358100.0
17) How many are children under six? (KIDS06)
TOTAL%
0) None21861.1
1) One9426.3
2) Two3610.1
3) Three82.2
4) Four1.3
Missing739 
TOTAL357100.0
18) Enter age of first child age 12 to 17. (DI22A1)
TOTAL%
12) 122413.2
13) 133519.2
14) 14168.8
15) 152111.5
16) 162915.9
17) 175128
99) Refused63.3
Missing877 
TOTAL182100.0
19) Enter age of second child age 12 to 17. (DI22A2)
TOTAL%
12) 121421.5
13) 131827.7
14) 141116.9
15) 151320
16) 1669.2
17) 1723.1
99) Refused11.5
Missing976 
TOTAL65100.0
20) Enter age of third child age 12 to 17. (DI22A3)
TOTAL%
13) 13342.9
14) 14342.9
17) 17114.3
Missing1022 
TOTAL7100.0
21) Enter age of fourth child age 12 to 17. (DI22A4)
TOTAL%
17) 171100
Missing1027 
TOTAL1100.0
22) Enter age of first child age six to 11. (DI22B1)
TOTAL%
6) 62516.7
7) 72315.3
8) 82718
9) 92114
10) 101912.7
11) 112818.7
99) Refused74.7
Missing907 
TOTAL150100.0
23) Enter age of second child age six to 11. (DI22B2)
TOTAL%
6) 6612.2
7) 71836.7
8) 8918.4
9) 9918.4
10) 1036.1
11) 1124.1
99) Refused24.1
Missing985 
TOTAL49100.0
24) Enter age of third child age six to 11. (DI22B3)
TOTAL%
6) 6218.2
7) 7218.2
8) 819.1
10) 10327.3
11) 11327.3
Missing1019 
TOTAL11100.0
25) Enter age of fourth child age six to 11. (DI22B4)
TOTAL%
9) 91100
Missing1027 
TOTAL1100.0
26) Enter age of fifth child age six to 11. (DI22B5)
TOTAL%
11) 111100
Missing1027 
TOTAL1100.0
27) Enter age of first child under six. (DI22C1)
TOTAL%
0) Less than one year2014.4
1) 1107.2
2) 22719.4
3) 32115.1
4) 42618.7
5) 53424.5
99) Refused1.7
Missing924 
TOTAL139100.0
28) Enter age of second child under six. (DI22C2)
TOTAL%
0) Less than one year817.8
1) 1920
2) 21226.7
3) 3613.3
4) 448.9
5) 548.9
98) Don't know12.2
99) Refused12.2
Missing995 
TOTAL45100.0
29) Enter age of third child under six. (DI22C3)
TOTAL%
0) Less than one year112.5
1) 1337.5
2) 2112.5
3) 3225
4) 4112.5
Missing1021 
TOTAL8100.0
30) Enter age of fourth child under six. (DI22C4)
TOTAL%
2) 21100
Missing1027 
TOTAL1100.0
31) Are you the parent or guardian of anyone under 18 in your household? (PARENT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes28527.7
2) No74372.3
TOTAL1028100.0
32) What is your age? (AGE)
TOTAL%
18) 18313
19) 19252.4
20) 20151.5
21) 21121.2
22) 22121.2
23) 23161.6
24) 24181.7
25) 25212
26) 26131.3
27) 27262.5
28) 28191.8
29) 29131.3
30) 30131.3
31) 31111.1
32) 32151.5
33) 33171.7
34) 34191.8
35) 35101
36) 36151.5
37) 37232.2
38) 38171.7
39) 395.5
40) 40262.5
41) 41201.9
42) 42242.3
43) 43151.5
44) 44141.4
45) 45232.2
46) 46181.7
47) 47292.8
48) 48171.7
49) 49201.9
50) 50282.7
51) 51131.3
52) 52181.7
53) 53141.4
54) 54151.5
55) 55252.4
56) 56171.7
57) 57191.8
58) 58212
59) 59161.6
60) 60181.7
61) 61121.2
62) 62161.6
63) 63151.5
64) 649.9
65) 65121.2
66) 66151.5
67) 67141.4
68) 68141.4
69) 69141.4
70) 70121.2
71) 714.4
72) 728.8
73) 734.4
74) 743.3
75) 758.8
76) 766.6
77) 776.6
78) 786.6
79) 794.4
80) 807.7
81) 818.8
82) 826.6
83) 833.3
84) 844.4
85) 854.4
86) 864.4
87) 872.2
88) 883.3
89) 892.2
90) 903.3
91) 911.1
99) Refused252.4
TOTAL1030100.0
33) Could you please tell me if you are...? (AGE2)
TOTAL%
1) 18-2914
2) 30-49728
3) 50-64936
4) 65+624
9) Refused28
Missing1000 
TOTAL25100.0
34) What is the last grade of school you completed? (EDUC)
TOTAL%
1) Less than high school graduate13513.1
2) High school graduate31530.7
3) Some college26225.5
4) Graduated college18918.4
5) Graduate school or more1009.7
6) Technical school/other232.2
9) Refused3.3
TOTAL1027100.0
35) Is your total annual household income from all sources, and before taxes...? (INCOME)
TOTAL%
1) Less than $15,00015014.6
2) $15,000 but less than $25,00012011.7
3) $25,000 but less than $30,000817.9
4) $30,000 but less than $40,000828
5) $40,000 but less than $50,000767.4
6) $50,000 but less than $75,00012312
7) $75,000 but less than $100,00010310
8) $100,000 and over (Unspecified)8.8
9) Less than $50,000 (Unspecified)242.3
10) $50,000 but less than $100,000 (Unspecified)6.6
12) $100,000 to under $150,000908.8
13) $150,000 to under $200,000343.3
14) $200,000 to under $250,000111.1
15) $250,000 or more141.4
98) Don't know343.3
99) Refused727
TOTAL1028100.0
36) Race of respondent (RACE)
TOTAL%
1) White Non-Hispanic67365.5
2) Black Non-Hispanic11611.3
3) White-Hispanic12011.7
4) Black-Hispanic131.3
5) Unspecified Hispanic171.7
6) Other race716.9
7) Refused181.8
TOTAL1028100.0
37) Party rotate (PARTYROT)
TOTAL%
1) Male Republican/Democrat24824.1
2) Male Democrat/Republican24824.1
3) Female Republican/Democrat27326.6
4) Female Democrat/Republican25925.2
TOTAL1028100.0
38) Generally speaking, do you usually think of yourself as: (PARTY)
TOTAL%
0) Other121.2
1) A Republican23823.2
2) A Democrat34733.8
3) An Independent36435.4
8) Don't know353.4
9) Refused323.1
TOTAL1028100.0
39) Ideology rotate (IDEOROT)
TOTAL%
1) D3 1-5 asked50649.2
2) D3 5-1 asked52250.8
TOTAL1028100.0
40) Generally speaking, would you describe your political views as...? (IDEO)
TOTAL%
1) Very conservative13613.2
2) Somewhat conservative23723.1
3) Moderate29929.1
4) Somewhat liberal17717.2
5) Very liberal10610.3
8) Don't know525.1
9) Refused212
TOTAL1028100.0
41) Are you registered to vote at your present address or not? (REGVOTE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes76974.7
2) No25024.3
8) Don't know3.3
9) Refused7.7
TOTAL1029100.0
42) Besides the telephone number I reached you on, how many other telephone numbers, if any, does your household have? (OTHTEL)
TOTAL%
0) None53852.3
1) One706.8
2) Two313
3) Three212
7) Cell phone household only35834.8
9) Refused101
TOTAL1028100.0
43) Enter sex of respondent (SEX)
TOTAL%
1) Male49648.2
2) Female53251.8
TOTAL1028100.0
44) What is your present religion, if any? Are you Protestant, Roman Catholic, Mormon, Orthodox (such as Greek or Russian Orthodox), Jewish, Muslim, Buddhist, Hindu, atheist, agnostic, something else or nothing in particular? (RELIG)
TOTAL%
1) Baptist10210
2) Catholic, Roman Catholic21521
5) Evangelical1.1
6) Jehovah's Witnesses8.8
7) Jewish/Judaism131.3
8) Lutheran232.2
10) Mormon (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints/LDS)212
11) Muslim/Islamic101
12) Orthodox (Eastern, Greek, Russian, Armenian, etc.)5.5
13) Pentecostal (Assemblies of God, Foursquare Gospel)9.9
14) Presbyterian9.9
15) Protestant14914.5
16) Seventh-day Adventist5.5
19) Unitarian/Universalist2.2
20) Buddhist7.7
21) Hindu7.7
22) Christian (just Christian)14113.8
23) Non-denominational or independent church3.3
24) Episcopalian or Anglican4.4
25) Methodist313
26) Church of Christ or Disciples of Christ (Christian Church)7.7
27) Church of God2.2
29) Holiness (Nazarenes, Wesleyan Church, Salvation Army)3.3
30) Reformed1.1
90) Northing in particular17116.7
95) Atheist151.5
96) Agnostic161.6
97) Other121.2
98) Don't know6.6
99) Refused272.6
TOTAL1025100.0
45) What is your religion, if any? (RELIGOP)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL0
46) Would you describe yourself as a 'born-again' or 'Evangelical Christian' or not? (BORN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes27955.8
2) No20741.4
8) Don't know102
9) Refused4.8
Missing513 
TOTAL500100.0
47) Were you born in the United States, the island of Puerto Rico, or in another country? (USBORN)
TOTAL%
1) United States6644
2) Puerto Rico53.3
3) Another country7852
8) Don't know1.7
Missing933 
TOTAL150100.0
48) How many years have you lived in the United States? (USLIVE)
TOTAL%
4) 422.4
5) 556.1
6) 633.7
7) 722.4
8) 822.4
9) 989.8
10) 1044.9
12) 1267.3
13) 1344.9
14) 1422.4
15) 1533.7
16) 1622.4
17) 1722.4
19) 1933.7
20) 2033.7
21) 2122.4
22) 2256.1
23) 2322.4
24) 2433.7
25) 2544.9
26) 2611.2
28) 2811.2
30) 3011.2
32) 3211.2
33) 3300
35) 3511.2
37) 3711.2
40) 4011.2
43) 4311.2
47) 4722.4
50) 5033.7
52) 5211.2
96) Less than a year11.2
Missing973 
TOTAL82100.0
49) IDENT (IDENT)
TOTAL%
1) Landline52050.6
2) Cell phone sample45244
3) Hispanic in language181.8
4) Both cell phone and Hispanic language383.7
TOTAL1028100.0
50) 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 phone45384.2
2) No8215.2
9) Refused3.6
Missing415 
TOTAL538100.0
51) Of all the telephone calls that you and the other people in your household receive, are...? (L2A)
TOTAL%
1) All or almost all calls received on a cell phone12828.3
2) Some received on a cell phone and some on a regular home phone20445
3) All or almost all calls received on a regular home phone12126.7
Missing549 
TOTAL453100.0
52) 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 telephone13427.3
2) No, no home telephone35572.4
9) Refused1.2
Missing613 
TOTAL490100.0
53) 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 phone5641.8
2) Some received on a cell phone and some on a regular home phone6044.8
3) All or almost all calls received on a regular home phone1813.4
8) Don't know00
Missing809 
TOTAL134100.0
54) How many different cell phone numbers do you personally answer calls on? (C1A)
TOTAL%
0) 0192
1) 168973
2) 214915.8
3) 3505.3
4) 4161.7
5) 591
7) 73.3
8) Don't know6.6
9) Refused3.3
Missing134 
TOTAL944100.0
55) Q1rot (Q1ROT)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL0
56) All in all, do you strongly favor, favor, oppose, or strongly oppose...? Allowing gay and lesbian couples to marry legally (Q1A)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly favor24123.4
2) Favor27927.1
3) Oppose18317.8
4) Strongly oppose21821.2
9) Don't know/refused10810.5
TOTAL1029100.0
57) All in all, do you strongly favor, favor, oppose, or strongly oppose...? Requiring the federal government to recognize marriages between gay and lesbian couples that were performed in states where they are legal (Q1B)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly favor22321.7
2) Favor29028.2
3) Oppose18518
4) Strongly oppose22722.1
9) Don't know/refused10310
TOTAL1028100.0
58) All in all, do you strongly favor, favor, oppose, or strongly oppose...? Allowing gay and lesbian couples to adopt children (Q1C)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly favor24423.7
2) Favor32631.7
3) Oppose18017.5
4) Strongly oppose19619.1
9) Don't know/refused828
TOTAL1028100.0
59) Compared to your views five years ago, are your current views about the legality of same-sex marriage generally more supportive, more opposed, or have they not changed? (Q2)
TOTAL%
1) More supportive20920.3
2) More opposed848.2
3) Have not changed70468.5
9) Don't know/refused313
TOTAL1028100.0
60) How certain are you that your position on same-sex marriage is the right one? Are you...? (Q3)
TOTAL%
1) Absolutely certain57055.4
2) Fairly certain24423.7
3) Not too certain767.4
4) Not at all certain727
9) Don't know/refused666.4
TOTAL1028100.0
61) Q4rot (Q4ROT)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL0
62) Please tell me if you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree or completely disagree with each one. Gay and lesbian relationships should be accepted by society. (Q4A)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree36735.7
2) Mostly agree32031.1
3) Mostly disagree10410.1
4) Completely disagree16315.9
9) Don't know/refused747.2
TOTAL1028100.0
63) Please tell me if you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree or completely disagree with each one. Gay and lesbian people should be eligible for ordination as clergy with no special requirements. (Q4B)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree25424.7
2) Mostly agree25224.5
3) Mostly disagree13413
4) Completely disagree26025.3
9) Don't know/refused12712.4
TOTAL1027100.0
64) Please tell me if you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree or completely disagree with each one. Women should be eligible for ordination as clergy with no special requirements. (Q4C)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree42241
2) Mostly agree30729.8
3) Mostly disagree10410.1
4) Completely disagree1029.9
9) Don't know/refused949.1
TOTAL1029100.0
65) Do you think laws about same-sex marriage should be decided at the national level or something that each state should decide for itself? (Q5)
TOTAL%
1) National level44142.9
2) State level49748.3
3) Neither/both444.3
9) Don't know/refused464.5
TOTAL1028100.0
66) Do you personally believe that sex between two adults of the same gender is a sin, or not? (Q6)
TOTAL%
1) Yes45644.3
2) No46845.5
9) Don't know/refused10510.2
TOTAL1029100.0
67) Do you think a gay or lesbian person's sexual orientation can be changed or cannot be changed? (Q7)
TOTAL%
1) Can be changed32731.8
2) Cannot be changed54853.3
9) Don't know/refused15415
TOTAL1029100.0
68) Form (FORM)
TOTAL%
1) Sample A51049.6
2) Sample B51850.4
TOTAL1028100.0
69) Q8rot (Q8ROT)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL1028221.2877.92
70) Now I'm going to read you three things that bother or worry some people. After I read all three items, please just tell me HOW MANY of them would bother you. Do not tell me which ones, just how many. How many if any of these things bother you? (1) An America where gay and lesbian marriages are accepted; (2) An America where there are more foreign cars than American made cars on the road; (3) An America where religious groups have a lot of influence on public policy. (Q8)
TOTAL%
0) 06913.5
1) 122043.1
2) 215029.4
3) 35711.2
8) Don't know112.2
9) Refused3.6
Missing512 
TOTAL510100.0
71) Q9rot (Q9ROT)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL10282751.711103.51
72) Now I'm going to read you four things that bother or worry some people. After I read all four items, please just tell me HOW MANY of them would bother you. Do not tell me which ones, just how many. How many, if any, of these things bother you? (1) An America where gay and lesbian marriages are accepted; (2) An America where there are more foreign cars than American made cars on the road; (3) An America where religious groups have a lot of influence on public policy; (4) An America where most people are not white. (Q9)
TOTAL%
0) 07414.3
1) 117333.3
2) 216732.2
3) 35610.8
4) 4377.1
8) Don't know71.3
9) Refused51
Missing516 
TOTAL519100.0
73) What is your age? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-AGE)
TOTAL%
1) 18-2922222.2
2) 30-3914514.5
3) 40-4920520.5
4) 50-6425525.4
5) 65+17517.5
Missing28 
TOTAL1002100.0
74) What is the last grade of school you completed? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-EDUC)
TOTAL%
1) Less than high school graduate13513.2
2) High school graduate31530.8
3) Some college, technical school or other28527.8
4) Graduated college18918.5
5) Graduate school or more1009.8
Missing3 
TOTAL1024100.0
75) Generally speaking, do you usually think of yourself as: (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-PARTYID)
TOTAL%
1) A Republican23824.8
2) A Democrat34736.1
3) An Independent or other37639.1
Missing58 
TOTAL961100.0
76) Are you...? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Single32431.8
2) Married50950
3) Separated, widowed or divorced18618.3
Missing11 
TOTAL1019100.0
77) Enter sex of respondent (for use with online analysis) (I-SEX)
TOTAL%
1) Male49648.2
2) Female53251.8
TOTAL1028100.0
78) What is your present religion, if any? Are you Protestant, Roman Catholic, Mormon, Orthodox (such as Greek or Russian Orthodox), Jewish, Muslim, Buddhist, Hindu, atheist, agnostic, something else or nothing in particular? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-RELIGION)
TOTAL%
1) Protestant49149.4
2) Catholic, Roman Catholic21521.6
3) Other868.7
4) Nothing in particular, atheist or agnostic20220.3
Missing32 
TOTAL994100.0