PRRI Religion & Politics Tracking Poll, July 2012

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
TOTAL102634911927.8529579677.81
2) Week (WEEK)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL1026830.000.00
3) Weight (WEIGHT)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL10.656
4) State (STATE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL0
5) Metro (METRO)
TOTAL%
1) Center City (Metro)38537.5
2) Center City Country (Metro)24624
3) Suburban (Metro)16916.5
4) Non-Center City (Metro)302.9
5) Non-Metro19719.2
TOTAL1027100.0
6) Region (REGION)
TOTAL%
1) North East18918.4
2) North Central22421.8
3) South38037
4) West23322.7
TOTAL1026100.0
7) Division (DIVISION)
TOTAL%
1) New England605.9
2) Mid Atlantic12912.6
3) East North Central15415
4) West North Central706.8
5) South Atlantic21521
6) East South Central605.9
7) West South Central10510.2
8) Mountain797.7
9) Pacific15314.9
TOTAL1025100.0
8) Is your home owned or rented? (OWNHOME)
TOTAL%
1) Owned60859.3
2) Rented40539.5
8) Don't know4.4
9) Refused9.9
TOTAL1026100.0
9) Are you: (MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Single, that is never married22822.2
2) Single, living with a partner828
3) Married51750.4
4) Separated424.1
5) Widowed494.8
6) Divorced10210
9) Refused5.5
TOTAL1025100.0
10) Employment status (EMPLOY)
TOTAL%
1) Full-time45244.1
2) Part-time13112.8
3) Retired19018.5
4) Housewife605.8
5) Student323.1
6) Temporarily unemployed989.6
7) Disabled/handicapped545.3
8) Other not employed6.6
9) Refused3.3
TOTAL1026100.0
11) Including yourself, how many people are there living in your household? (HHNUM)
TOTAL%
1) One15515.1
2) Two38737.7
3) Three16215.8
4) Four14113.7
5) Five848.2
6) Six414
7) Seven252.4
8) Eight or more222.1
9) Refused9.9
TOTAL1026100.0
12) How many of these are adults, 18 or older? (ADULTS)
TOTAL%
1) One18518
2) Two55854.4
3) Three18418
4) Four595.8
5) Five131.3
6) Six101
7) Seven5.5
8) Eight or more2.2
9) Refused9.9
TOTAL1025100.0
13) How many of these adults are male? (ADULTM)
TOTAL%
0) None15815.6
1) One67366.2
2) Two13613.4
3) Three383.7
4) Four101
5) Five1.1
Missing9 
TOTAL1016100.0
14) How many of these adults are female? (ADULTF)
TOTAL%
0) None10510.3
1) One70068.9
2) Two17216.9
3) Three363.5
4) Four1.1
5) Five2.2
Missing9 
TOTAL1016100.0
15) How many are children 12 to 17? (KIDS1217)
TOTAL%
0) None16346.3
1) One13036.9
2) Two4512.8
3) Three82.3
4) Four3.9
5) Five3.9
Missing777 
TOTAL352100.0
16) How many are children six to 11? (KIDS611)
TOTAL%
0) None18853.6
1) One9527.1
2) Two4914
3) Three92.6
4) Four102.8
Missing777 
TOTAL351100.0
17) How many are children under six? (KIDS06)
TOTAL%
0) None20558.6
1) One8624.6
2) Two4813.7
3) Three113.1
Missing777 
TOTAL350100.0
18) Enter age of first child age 12 to 17. (DI22A1)
TOTAL%
12) 124121.9
13) 132714.4
14) 143619.3
15) 15189.6
16) 162815
17) 173317.6
99) Refused42.1
Missing878 
TOTAL187100.0
19) Enter age of second child age 12 to 17. (DI22A2)
TOTAL%
12) 12711.9
13) 131627.1
14) 14915.3
15) 1558.5
16) 16711.9
17) 17813.6
98) Don't know35.1
99) Refused46.8
Missing982 
TOTAL59100.0
20) Enter age of third child age 12 to 17. (DI22A3)
TOTAL%
12) 12321.4
13) 13214.3
15) 15321.4
16) 1617.1
98) Don't know428.6
99) Refused17.1
Missing1017 
TOTAL14100.0
21) Enter age of fourth child age 12 to 17. (DI22A4)
TOTAL%
17) 17120
98) Don't know480
Missing1023 
TOTAL5100.0
22) Enter age of fifth child age 12 to 17. (DI22A5)
TOTAL%
98) Don't know3100
Missing1025 
TOTAL3100.0
23) Enter age of first child age six to 11. (DI22B1)
TOTAL%
6) 63823.3
7) 72414.7
8) 82112.9
9) 9169.8
10) 103219.6
11) 112917.8
98) Don't know31.8
Missing914 
TOTAL163100.0
24) Enter age of second child age six to 11. (DI22B2)
TOTAL%
6) 645.9
7) 7710.3
8) 81927.9
9) 92029.4
10) 1057.4
11) 11811.8
98) Don't know57.4
Missing981 
TOTAL68100.0
25) Enter age of third child age six to 11. (DI22B3)
TOTAL%
6) 6421.1
7) 7421.1
8) 8315.8
10) 10315.8
11) 11210.5
98) Don't know315.8
Missing1014 
TOTAL19100.0
26) Enter age of fourth child age six to 11. (DI22B4)
TOTAL%
6) 6763.6
7) 719.1
98) Don't know327.3
Missing1020 
TOTAL11100.0
27) Enter age of first child under six. (DI22C1)
TOTAL%
0) Less than one year2114.3
1) 1138.8
2) 22617.7
3) 32215
4) 42315.6
5) 54027.2
99) Refused21.4
Missing940 
TOTAL147100.0
28) Enter age of second child under six. (DI22C2)
TOTAL%
0) Less than one year1423.3
1) 1610
2) 21321.7
3) 31016.7
4) 41016.7
5) 5711.7
Missing992 
TOTAL60100.0
29) Enter age of third child under six. (DI22C3)
TOTAL%
0) Less than one year327.3
2) 2654.5
5) 5218.2
Missing1021 
TOTAL11100.0
30) Are you the parent or guardian of anyone under 18 in your household? (PARENT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes27077.1
2) No8022.9
Missing777 
TOTAL350100.0
31) What is your age? (AGE)
TOTAL%
18) 18171.7
19) 19151.5
20) 20292.8
21) 21111.1
22) 22161.6
23) 23181.7
24) 24141.4
25) 25171.7
26) 26201.9
27) 27232.2
28) 28171.7
29) 29252.4
30) 30272.6
31) 31181.7
32) 32131.3
33) 33252.4
34) 34141.4
35) 35212
36) 36131.3
37) 37181.7
38) 38151.5
39) 39101
40) 40141.4
41) 41121.2
42) 42171.7
43) 43161.6
44) 44181.7
45) 45232.2
46) 46212
47) 47171.7
48) 48242.3
49) 49131.3
50) 50252.4
51) 517.7
52) 52161.6
53) 53161.6
54) 54111.1
55) 55242.3
56) 56201.9
57) 57101
58) 58212
59) 59181.7
60) 60222.1
61) 61141.4
62) 62191.8
63) 63191.8
64) 64141.4
65) 65121.2
66) 669.9
67) 679.9
68) 685.5
69) 69111.1
70) 70151.5
71) 714.4
72) 725.5
73) 738.8
74) 744.4
75) 758.8
76) 76101
77) 777.7
78) 784.4
79) 795.5
80) 809.9
81) 817.7
82) 824.4
83) 839.9
84) 845.5
85) 855.5
86) 862.2
87) 872.2
88) 882.2
89) 8900
90) 901.1
91) 911.1
92) 921.1
93) 931.1
99) Refused373.6
TOTAL1029100.0
32) Could you please tell me if you are...? (AGE2)
TOTAL%
1) 18-2925.4
2) 30-491540.5
3) 50-64821.6
4) 65+1027
9) Refused25.4
Missing983 
TOTAL37100.0
33) What is the last grade of school you completed? (EDUC)
TOTAL%
1) Less than high school graduate13713.4
2) High school graduate31730.9
3) Some college26125.4
4) Graduated college19118.6
5) Graduate school or more939.1
6) Technical school/other252.4
9) Refused2.2
TOTAL1026100.0
34) Is your total annual household income from all sources, and before taxes: (INCOME)
TOTAL%
1) Less than $15,00015415
2) $15,000 but less than $25,00013613.2
3) $25,000 but less than $30,000787.6
4) $30,000 but less than $40,000918.9
5) $40,000 but less than $50,000989.5
6) $50,000 but less than $75,00010410.1
7) $75,000 but less than $100,000817.9
8) $100,000 and over (unspecified)6.6
9) Less than $50,000444.3
10) $50,000 but less than $100,000191.9
12) $100,000 to under $150,000817.9
13) $150,000 to under $200,000191.9
14) $200,000 to under $250,0005.5
15) $250,000 or more131.3
98) Don't know333.2
99) Refused656.3
TOTAL1027100.0
35) Race of respondent (RACE)
TOTAL%
1) White non-Hispanic68967.2
2) Black non-Hispanic11711.4
3) White Hispanic999.6
4) Black Hispanic131.3
5) Unspecified Hispanic313
6) Other race646.2
7) Refused131.3
TOTAL1026100.0
36) Affiliation rotate (PARTYROT)
TOTAL%
1) Male Republican/Democrat25124.5
2) Male Democrat/Republican24924.3
3) Female Republican/Democrat25825.1
4) Female Democrat/Republican26826.1
TOTAL1026100.0
37) Generally speaking, do you usually think of yourself as: (PARTY)
TOTAL%
0) Other8.8
1) A Republican23422.8
2) A Democrat28828.1
3) An Independent40639.6
8) Don't know393.8
9) Refused504.9
TOTAL1025100.0
38) Do you consider yourself part of the Tea Party movement, or not? (TPARTY)
TOTAL%
1) Yes535.2
2) No91789.4
8) Don't know444.3
9) Refused121.2
TOTAL1026100.0
39) Ideology rotate (IDEOROT)
TOTAL%
1) Ideo 1-5 asked50649.3
2) Ideo 5-1 asked52050.7
TOTAL1026100.0
40) Generally speaking, would you describe your political views as: (IDEO)
TOTAL%
1) Very conservative15615.2
2) Somewhat conservative23022.4
3) Moderate30529.7
4) Somewhat liberal16816.4
5) Very liberal787.6
8) Don't know535.2
9) Refused373.6
TOTAL1027100.0
41) Are you registered to vote at your present address or not? (REGVOTE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes74772.8
2) No26225.5
8) Don't know111.1
9) Refused6.6
TOTAL1026100.0
42) Besides the telephone number I reached you on, how many other telephone numbers, if any, does your household have? (OTHTEL)
TOTAL%
0) None61960.3
1) One434.2
2) Two151.5
3) Three3.3
7) Cell phone household only34033.1
9) Refused6.6
TOTAL1026100.0
43) Enter sex of respondent (SEX)
TOTAL%
1) Male49948.6
2) Female52751.4
TOTAL1026100.0
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) Protestant28627.9
2) Catholic, Roman Catholic21220.7
3) Jewish/Judaism171.7
4) Muslim/Islamic4.4
5) Mormon/Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints181.8
6) Something else302.9
7) Nothing in particular25224.6
10) Buddhist6.6
11) Hindu5.5
12) Unitarian/Universalist1.1
13) Christian/non-denominational Christian16916.5
99) Don't know/refused262.5
TOTAL1026100.0
45) Would you describe yourself as a 'born-again' or 'evangelical Christian', or not? (BORN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes25456.7
2) No17940
8) Don't know153.3
Missing537 
TOTAL448100.0
46) 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 week959.3
2) Once a week24223.6
3) Once or twice a month13813.4
4) A few times a year18117.6
5) Seldom16616.2
6) Never18918.4
8) Don't know1.1
9) Refused151.5
TOTAL1027100.0
47) Were you born in the United States, the island of Puerto Rico, or in another country? (USBORN)
TOTAL%
1) United States6143
2) Puerto Rico32.1
3) Another country7854.9
Missing943 
TOTAL142100.0
48) How many years have you lived in the United States? (USLIVE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL102617.0111.67
49) Ident (IDENT)
TOTAL%
1) Landline58456.9
2) Cell phone sample37936.9
3) Hispanic in language161.6
4) Both cell phone and Hispanic in language474.6
TOTAL1026100.0
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 phone51185.2
2) No8714.5
8) Don't know1.2
9) Refused1.2
Missing312 
TOTAL600100.0
51) 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 phone10420.4
2) Some received on a cell phone and some on a regular home phone23245.4
3) All or almost all calls received on a regular home phone17534.2
Missing462 
TOTAL511100.0
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 telephone8820.7
2) No, no home telephone33879.3
Missing714 
TOTAL426100.0
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 phone3640.9
2) Some received on a cell phone and some on a regular home phone4247.7
3) All or almost all calls received on a regular home phone1011.4
Missing885 
TOTAL88100.0
54) How many different cell phone numbers do you personally answer calls on? (C1A)
TOTAL%
0) 0262.8
1) 171776.6
2) 214215.2
3) 3252.7
4) 43.3
5) 51.1
6) 62.2
7) 75.5
8) Don't know91
9) Refused6.6
Missing150 
TOTAL936100.0
55) Q1 rotate (Q1ROT)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL0
56) Please tell us whether you have ever done any of the following: Followed a religious or spiritual leader on Twitter or Facebook. Have you ever done this, or not? (Q1A)
TOTAL%
1) Yes565.5
2) No96894.3
9) Refused2.2
TOTAL1026100.0
57) Please tell us whether you have ever done any of the following: Downloaded a podcast of a sermon or listened to a sermon online. Have you ever done this, or not? (Q1B)
TOTAL%
1) Yes13713.4
2) No88386.1
8) Don't know1.1
9) Refused5.5
TOTAL1026100.0
58) Please tell us whether you have ever done any of the following: Joined a religious or spiritual group on Facebook. Have you ever done this, or not? (Q1C)
TOTAL%
1) Yes575.6
2) No96694.2
8) Don't know2.2
9) Refused1.1
TOTAL1026100.0
59) Please tell us whether you have ever done any of the following: Sent or read emails or text messages during a worship service. Have you ever done this, or not? (Q1D)
TOTAL%
1) Yes477.2
2) No60892.7
8) Don't know1.2
Missing352 
TOTAL656100.0
60) Please tell us whether you have ever done any of the following: Posted status updates on your Facebook page or other social networking site about being in church or your place of worship. Have you ever done this, or not? (Q1E)
TOTAL%
1) Yes7010.7
2) No58489.2
8) Don't know1.2
Missing352 
TOTAL655100.0
61) Please tell us whether you have ever done any of the following: Used a cell phone to take pictures or record video during a worship service. Have you ever done this, or not? (Q1F)
TOTAL%
1) Yes6710.2
2) No58989.8
Missing352 
TOTAL656100.0
62) How often, if at all, do you use Facebook? (Q2)
TOTAL%
0) Do not have a Facebook account878.5
1) Several times a day20520
2) Once a day11110.8
3) A few times a week14313.9
4) Once or twice a month615.9
5) Seldom797.7
6) Never33933
8) Don't know00
9) Refused2.2
TOTAL1027100.0
63) On your Facebook profile page, how do you describe your religious beliefs? (Q3)
TOTAL%
1) Other29749.7
2) Do not describe religious beliefs27746.3
8) Don't know223.7
9) Refused2.3
Missing526 
TOTAL598100.0
64) On your Facebook profile page, how do you describe your religious beliefs? (Q3OPEN)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL0
65) Facebook Religious ID (FACEBOOK)
TOTAL%
1) Protestant denomination488.4
2) Catholic508.7
3) Jewish2.3
4) Muslim3.5
5) Mormon/LDS71.2
6) Something else325.6
7) Atheist/agnostic/none244.2
11) Hindu4.7
13) Christian11720.4
14) Orthodox Christian2.3
99) Do not describe religious beliefs28549.7
Missing548 
TOTAL574100.0
66) Q4 rotate (Q4ROT)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL0
67) Please tell us how well the following describes your church or place of worship. My religious leader uses Twitter or Facebook regularly. Does this describe your place of worship very well, somewhat well, not too well or not at all well? (Q4A)
TOTAL%
1) Very well558.4
2) Somewhat well649.8
3) Not too well416.3
4) Not at all well33851.5
8) Don't know15623.8
9) Refused2.3
Missing352 
TOTAL656100.0
68) Please tell us how well the following describes your church or place of worship. My church or place of worship has an active Facebook page or website where people interact. Does this describe your place of worship very well, somewhat well, not too well or not at all well? (Q4B)
TOTAL%
1) Very well11217.1
2) Somewhat well8212.5
3) Not too well548.2
4) Not at all well27842.4
8) Don't know12819.5
9) Refused1.2
Missing352 
TOTAL655100.0
69) Please tell us how well the following describes your church or place of worship. My church or place of worship encourages us to use social media like Twitter or Facebook to post photos or share information with others. Does this describe your place of worship very well, somewhat well, not too well or not at all well? (Q4C)
TOTAL%
1) Very well538.1
2) Somewhat well629.5
3) Not too well7311.1
4) Not at all well41964
8) Don't know467
9) Refused2.3
Missing352 
TOTAL655100.0
70) Please tell us how well the following describes your church or place of worship. My church or place of worship uses television or multimedia screens during worship services. Does this describe your place of worship very well, somewhat well, not too well or not at all well? (Q4D)
TOTAL%
1) Very well13720.9
2) Somewhat well8412.8
3) Not too well284.3
4) Not at all well38759
8) Don't know182.7
9) Refused2.3
Missing352 
TOTAL656100.0
71) About how many people belong to the church or house of worship where you attend religious services most often? Just your best estimate will do. Would you say: (Q5)
TOTAL%
1) Less than 10015824.1
2) Between 100 and 50029144.4
3) Between 500 and 2,00011016.8
4) Or more than 2,000619.3
8) Don't know314.7
9) Refused5.8
Missing352 
TOTAL656100.0
72) What is your age? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-AGE)
TOTAL%
1) 18-2922322.5
2) 30-3917417.6
3) 40-4917517.7
4) 50-6425325.6
5) 65+16516.7
Missing43 
TOTAL990100.0
73) What is the last grade of school you completed? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-EDUC)
TOTAL%
1) Less than high school graduate13713.7
2) High school graduate31731.7
3) Some college26126.1
4) Graduated college19119.1
5) Graduate school or more939.3
Missing24 
TOTAL999100.0
74) Generally speaking, would you describe your political views as: (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-POLITICS)
TOTAL%
1) Very conservative15616.6
2) Somewhat conservative23024.5
3) Moderate30532.6
4) Liberal24626.3
Missing82 
TOTAL937100.0
75) 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) Protestant28628.6
2) Catholic, Roman Catholic21221.2
3) Other religion25025
4) Nothing in particular25225.2
Missing29 
TOTAL1000100.0