PRRI Religion & Politics Tracking Poll, December 2013

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


All frequencies weighted by 2) WEIGHT;
(The number of missing cases reported in the codebook are unweighted)
1) Case Id (CASEID)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL105658055309.4934028889.74
2) Weight (WEIGHT)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL10.623
3) Metro (METRO)
TOTAL%
1) Center City (Metro)36034.1
2) Center City County (Metro)22821.6
3) Suburban (Metro)22921.7
4) Non-Center City585.5
5) Non-Metro18017.1
TOTAL1055100.0
4) Region (REGION)
TOTAL%
1) North East18917.9
2) North Central22621.4
3) South39337.2
4) West24823.5
TOTAL1056100.0
5) Division (DIVISION)
TOTAL%
1) New England413.9
2) Mid Atlantic14914.1
3) East North Central12011.4
4) West North Central10610
5) South Atlantic18617.6
6) East South Central787.4
7) West South Central12912.2
8) Mountain736.9
9) Pacific17516.6
TOTAL1057100.0
6) Is your home owned or rented? (OWNHOME)
TOTAL%
1) Owned66863.3
2) Rented37235.2
8) Don't know8.8
9) Refused8.8
TOTAL1056100.0
7) Are you...? (MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Single, that is never married26324.9
2) Single, living with a partner1019.6
3) Married49046.4
4) Separated272.6
5) Widowed656.2
6) Divorced1039.8
9) Refused7.7
TOTAL1056100.0
8) Employment Status (EMPLOY)
TOTAL%
1) Full-time45342.9
2) Part-time16815.9
3) Retired19618.6
4) Homemaker666.3
5) Student343.2
6) Temporarily unemployed787.4
7) Disabled/handicapped464.4
8) Other, not employed5.5
9) Refused10.9
TOTAL1056100.0
9) Including yourself, how many people are there living in your household? (HHNUM)
TOTAL%
1) One17416.5
2) Two37135.1
3) Three19618.6
4) Four14914.1
5) Five767.2
6) Six535
7) Seven151.4
8) Eight or more111
9) Refused111
TOTAL1056100.0
10) How many of these are adults, 18 or older? (ADULTS)
TOTAL%
1) One21520.3
2) Two55252.2
3) Three17816.8
4) Four686.4
5) Five262.5
6) Six4.4
7) Seven1.1
8) Eight or more2.2
9) Refused111
TOTAL1057100.0
11) How many of these adults are male? (ADULTM)
TOTAL%
0) None16115.4
1) One68265.3
2) Two16515.8
3) Three252.4
4) Four9.9
8) Eight or more2.2
Missing11 
TOTAL1044100.0
12) How many of these adults are female? (ADULTF)
TOTAL%
0) None14513.9
1) One68365.4
2) Two18017.2
3) Three323.1
4) Four4.4
5) Five00
Missing11 
TOTAL1044100.0
13) How many are children 12 to 17? (KIDS1217)
TOTAL%
0) None17049.3
1) One11733.9
2) Two5014.5
3) Three61.7
4) Four00
5) Five2.6
Missing798 
TOTAL345100.0
14) How many are children six to 11? (KIDS611)
TOTAL%
0) None18854.5
1) One9427.2
2) Two4713.6
3) Three133.8
4) Four3.9
Missing798 
TOTAL345100.0
15) How many are children under six? (KIDS06)
TOTAL%
0) None19656.8
1) One10129.3
2) Two3911.3
3) Three92.6
Missing798 
TOTAL345100.0
16) Enter age of first child age 12 to 17. (DI22A1)
TOTAL%
12) 123218.3
13) 132715.4
14) 142011.4
15) 152514.3
16) 162614.9
17) 173419.4
98) Don't know31.7
99) Refused84.6
Missing916 
TOTAL175100.0
17) Enter age of second child age 12 to 17. (DI22A2)
TOTAL%
12) 121220.7
13) 131322.4
14) 141322.4
15) 1558.6
16) 1658.6
17) 1711.7
98) Don't know46.9
99) Refused58.6
Missing1008 
TOTAL58100.0
18) Enter age of third child age 12 to 17. (DI22A3)
TOTAL%
12) 12225
13) 13112.5
14) 14225
99) Refused337.5
Missing1048 
TOTAL8100.0
19) Enter age of fourth child age 12 to 17. (DI22A4)
TOTAL%
14) 14150
17) 1700
99) Refused150
Missing1053 
TOTAL2100.0
20) Enter age of fifth child age 12 to 17. (DI22A5)
TOTAL%
13) 13150
99) Refused150
Missing1054 
TOTAL2100.0
21) Enter age of first child age six to 11. (DI22B1)
TOTAL%
6) 61610.2
7) 72616.6
8) 82616.6
9) 93321
10) 102717.2
11) 112314.6
99) Refused63.8
Missing950 
TOTAL157100.0
22) Enter age of second child age six to 11. (DI22B2)
TOTAL%
6) 62031.3
7) 71828.1
8) 869.4
9) 91015.6
10) 1069.4
11) 1123.1
99) Refused23.1
Missing1015 
TOTAL64100.0
23) Enter age of third child age six to 11. (DI22B3)
TOTAL%
6) 6531.3
7) 7531.3
8) 8212.5
10) 10425
Missing1047 
TOTAL16100.0
24) Enter age of fourth child age six to 11. (DI22B4)
TOTAL%
9) 9266.7
11) 11133.3
Missing1054 
TOTAL3100.0
25) Enter age of first child under six. (DI22C)
TOTAL%
0) Less than one year2919.5
1) 1128.1
2) 22013.4
3) 32013.4
4) 42315.4
5) 53926.2
99) Refused64
Missing956 
TOTAL149100.0
26) Enter age of second child under six. (DI22C2)
TOTAL%
0) Less than one year1939.6
1) 1612.5
2) 2918.8
3) 3612.5
4) 4612.5
5) 512.1
99) Refused12.1
Missing1025 
TOTAL48100.0
27) Enter age of third child under six. (DI22C3)
TOTAL%
0) Less than one year220
1) 1880
Missing1050 
TOTAL10100.0
28) Are you the parent or guardian of anyone under 18 in your household? (PARENT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes27726.2
2) No77873.7
9) Refused1.1
TOTAL1056100.0
29) What is your age? (AGE)
TOTAL%
18) 18302.9
19) 19201.9
20) 20181.7
21) 21191.8
22) 22171.6
23) 23171.6
24) 24252.4
25) 25161.5
26) 26141.3
27) 278.8
28) 289.9
29) 29121.1
30) 30191.8
31) 31181.7
32) 32141.3
33) 33252.4
34) 34131.2
35) 35111
36) 36151.4
37) 37201.9
38) 38151.4
39) 398.8
40) 40201.9
41) 41232.2
42) 42373.5
43) 43181.7
44) 44141.3
45) 458.8
46) 46191.8
47) 476.6
48) 48201.9
49) 49232.2
50) 50171.6
51) 51181.7
52) 52161.5
53) 53242.3
54) 549.9
55) 55181.7
56) 56121.1
57) 57181.7
58) 58151.4
59) 59151.4
60) 60272.6
61) 61131.2
62) 62101
63) 63201.9
64) 64161.5
65) 65171.6
66) 66161.5
67) 67131.2
68) 68121.1
69) 695.5
70) 70121.1
71) 718.8
72) 72111
73) 73101
74) 745.5
75) 757.7
76) 764.4
77) 773.3
78) 785.5
79) 794.4
80) 806.6
81) 817.7
82) 827.7
83) 835.5
84) 843.3
85) 855.5
86) 864.4
87) 873.3
88) 882.2
89) 891.1
90) 902.2
91) 911.1
92) 922.2
93) 931.1
94) 941.1
95) 951.1
99) Refused706.7
TOTAL1052100.0
30) Could you please tell me if you are...? (AGE2)
TOTAL%
1) 18-292028.6
2) 30-491521.4
3) 50-642130
4) 65+1014.3
9) Refused45.7
Missing984 
TOTAL70100.0
31) What is the last grade of school you completed? (EDUC)
TOTAL%
1) Less than high school graduate13112.4
2) High school graduate31229.6
3) Some college27325.9
4) Graduated college19618.6
5) Graduate school or more10810.2
6) Technical school/other302.8
9) Refused5.5
TOTAL1055100.0
32) Is your total annual household income from all sources, and before taxes...? (INCOME)
TOTAL%
1) Less than $15,00014213.5
2) $15,000 but less than $25,00011811.2
3) $25,000 but less than $30,0001009.5
4) $30,000 but less than $40,000757.1
5) $40,000 but less than $50,000706.6
6) $50,000 but less than $75,00011611
7) $75,000 but less than $100,000999.4
8) $100,000 and over (Unspecified)181.7
9) Less than $50,000 (Unspecified)212
10) $50,000 but less than $100,000 (Unspecified)8.8
12) $100,000 to under $150,000797.5
13) $150,000 to under $200,000252.4
14) $200,000 to under $250,000121.1
15) $250,000 or more201.9
98) Don't know393.7
99) Refused11310.7
TOTAL1055100.0
33) Race of respondent (RACE)
TOTAL%
1) White Non-Hispanic68965.2
2) Black Non-Hispanic12111.4
3) White Hispanic11310.7
4) Black Hispanic212
5) Unspecified Hispanic212
6) Other race787.4
7) Refused141.3
TOTAL1057100.0
34) Party rotate (PARTYROT)
TOTAL%
1) Male Republican/Democrat25924.5
2) Male Democrat/Republican25324
3) Female Republican/Democrat27325.9
4) Female Democrat/Republican27125.7
TOTAL1056100.0
35) Generally speaking, do you usually think of yourself as: (PARTY)
TOTAL%
0) Other212
1) A Republican23021.8
2) A Democrat31730
3) An independent40638.4
8) Don't know383.6
9) Refused444.2
TOTAL1056100.0
36) Ideology rotate (IDEOROT)
TOTAL%
1) D3 1-5 asked52149.3
2) D3 5-1 asked53550.7
TOTAL1056100.0
37) Generally speaking, would you describe your political views as...? (IDEO)
TOTAL%
1) Very conservative15714.9
2) Somewhat conservative23822.6
3) Moderate27225.8
4) Somewhat liberal19018
5) Very liberal918.6
8) Don't know646.1
9) Refused434.1
TOTAL1055100.0
38) Are you registered to vote at your present address or note? (REGVOTE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes77273.1
2) No26825.4
8) Don't know121.1
9) Refused4.4
TOTAL1056100.0
39) Beside the telephone number I reached you on, how many other telephone numbers, if any, does your household have? (OTHTEL)
TOTAL%
0) None54251.3
1) One595.6
2) Two333.1
3) Three222.1
7) Cell phone household only39737.6
9) Refused3.3
TOTAL1056100.0
40) Enter sex of respondent (SEX)
TOTAL%
1) Male51148.4
2) Female54551.6
TOTAL1056100.0
41) 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) Baptist11210.6
2) Catholic, Roman Catholic23522.2
5) Evangelical1.1
6) Jehovah's Witnesses4.4
7) Jewish/Judaism252.4
8) Lutheran312.9
10) Mormon (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints/LDS)131.2
11) Muslim/Islamic7.7
12) Orthodox (Easter, Greek, Russian, Armenian, etc.)121.1
13) Pentecostal (Assemblies of God, Foursquare Gospel)8.8
14) Presbyterian3.3
15) Protestant12812.1
16) Seventh-day Adventist6.6
19) Unitarian/Universalist1.1
20) Buddhist8.8
21) Hindu8.8
22) Christian (Just Christian)13913.2
23) Non-denominational or Independent Church131.2
24) Episcopalian or Anglican3.3
25) Methodist222.1
26) Church of Christ or Disciples of Christ (Christian Church)2.2
27) Church of God1.1
28) Congregational or United Church of Christ (UCC)00
29) Holiness (Nazarenes, Wesleyan Church, Salvation Army)3.3
90) Nothing in particular16115.2
95) Atheist302.8
96) Agnostic424
97) Other171.6
98) Don't know3.3
99) Refused191.8
TOTAL1057100.0
42) What is your religion, if any? (RELIGOP)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL0
43) Would you describe yourself as a 'born-again' or 'Evangelical Christian' or not? (BORN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes27457.9
2) No17336.6
8) Don't know234.9
9) Refused3.6
Missing531 
TOTAL473100.0
44) Were you born in the United States, the island of Puerto Rico, or in another country? (USBORN)
TOTAL%
1) United States7145.8
2) Puerto Rico53.2
3) Another country7951
Missing960 
TOTAL155100.0
45) How many years have you lived in the United States? (USLIVE)
TOTAL%
1) 122.4
2) 233.6
4) 422.4
5) 533.6
6) 633.6
8) 867.1
10) 1033.6
12) 1222.4
13) 1311.2
15) 1522.4
17) 1733.6
18) 1856
19) 1956
20) 201214.3
22) 2244.8
28) 2833.6
29) 2911.2
30) 3078.3
32) 3244.8
36) 3622.4
37) 3722.4
44) 4411.2
52) 5211.2
60) 6011.2
65) 6500
96) Less than a year44.8
98) Don't know22.4
Missing1010 
TOTAL84100.0
46) Ident (IDENT)
TOTAL%
1) Landline53250.3
2) Cell phone sample47344.7
3) Hispanic in language151.4
4) Both cell phone and Hispanic in language373.5
TOTAL1057100.0
47) 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 phone47085.9
2) No7714.1
Missing433 
TOTAL547100.0
48) 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 phone10823
2) Some received on a cell phone and some on a regular home phone21545.7
3) All or almost all calls received on a regular home phone14631.1
9) Refused1.2
Missing575 
TOTAL470100.0
49) 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 phone11722.9
2) No, no home telephone39176.7
8) Don't know2.4
Missing623 
TOTAL510100.0
50) 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 phone4538.5
2) Some received on a cell phone and some on a regular home phone5647.9
3) All or almost all calls received on a regular home phone1512.8
8) Don't know1.9
Missing871 
TOTAL117100.0
51) How many different cell phone numbers do you personally answer calls on? (C1A)
TOTAL%
0) 0343.5
1) 168670.1
2) 217017.4
3) 3333.4
4) 48.8
5) 5151.5
6) 62.2
7) 7101
8) Don't know171.7
9) Refused3.3
Missing142 
TOTAL978100.0
52) Which of the following holidays are you celebrating this December? (Q1_1)
TOTAL%
0) NOT Christmas11110.5
1) Christmas94589.5
TOTAL1056100.0
53) Which of the following holidays are you celebrating this December? (Q1_2)
TOTAL%
0) NOT Advent96491.3
1) Advent928.7
TOTAL1056100.0
54) Which of the following holidays are you celebrating this December? (Q1_3)
TOTAL%
0) NOT Hanukkah99894.5
1) Hanukkah585.5
TOTAL1056100.0
55) Which of the following holidays are you celebrating this December? (Q1_4)
TOTAL%
0) NOT Winter Solstice102096.6
1) Winter Solstice363.4
TOTAL1056100.0
56) Which of the following holidays are you celebrating this December? (Q1_5)
TOTAL%
0) NOT Kwanzaa103798.2
1) Kwanzaa191.8
TOTAL1056100.0
57) Which of the following holidays are you celebrating this December? (Q1_6)
TOTAL%
0) NOT Some other holiday101896.4
1) Some other holiday383.6
TOTAL1056100.0
58) Which of the following holidays are you celebrating this December? (Q1_7)
TOTAL%
0) NOT Not celebrating any holiday101095.6
1) Not celebrating any holiday464.4
TOTAL1056100.0
59) Which of the following holidays are you celebrating this December? (Q1_8)
TOTAL%
0) NOT Don't know105499.8
1) Don't know2.2
TOTAL1056100.0
60) Which of the following holidays are you celebrating this December? (Q1_9)
TOTAL%
0) NOT Refused105499.8
1) Refused2.2
TOTAL1056100.0
61) Thinking of the way you personally celebrate Christmas, is it a strongly religious holiday, somewhat religious, or not too religious? (Q2)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly religious40041.9
2) Somewhat religious29731.1
3) Not too religious24826
9) Don't know/refused9.9
Missing99 
TOTAL954100.0
62) Thinking about when you were a child, how, if at all, did your family celebrate Christmas? Was it a strongly religious holiday for your family, somewhat religious, or not too religious? (Q3)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly religious41339.1
2) Somewhat religious32831.1
3) Not too religious27125.7
4) Did not celebrate302.8
9) Don't know/refused141.3
TOTAL1056100.0
63) Q4rot (Q4ROT)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL0
64) Does your family...? Attend religious services on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day (Q4A)
TOTAL%
1) Yes56359.1
2) No38039.9
9) Don't know/refused101
Missing99 
TOTAL953100.0
65) Does your family...? Watch Christmas movies like 'It's a Wonderful Life' or 'A Christmas Story' (Q4B)
TOTAL%
1) Yes75779.4
2) No18819.7
9) Don't know/refused8.8
Missing99 
TOTAL953100.0
66) Does your family...? Read the Christmas story from the Bible (Q4C)
TOTAL%
1) Yes34836.5
2) No60163.1
9) Don't know/refused4.4
Missing99 
TOTAL953100.0
67) Does your family...? Read the story: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas' (Q4D)
TOTAL%
1) Yes34235.8
2) No60163
9) Don't know/refused111.2
Missing99 
TOTAL954100.0
68) Does your family...? Give to charity or volunteer to help those less fortunate (Q4E)
TOTAL%
1) Yes73276.8
2) No21422.5
9) Don't know7.7
Missing99 
TOTAL953100.0
69) Does your family...? Shop for gifts at retail stores on Black Friday (Q4F)
TOTAL%
1) Yes31933.5
2) No62465.5
9) Don't know101
Missing99 
TOTAL953100.0
70) Do you think stores and businesses should greet their customers with 'Happy Holidays' or 'Seasons Greetings' instead of 'Merry Christmas' out of respect for people of different faiths, or not? (Q5)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, should52049.3
2) No, should not45142.7
9) Don't know/refused848
TOTAL1055100.0
71) Do you believe the story of Christmas -- that is, the Virgin birth, the angelic proclamation to the Shepherds, the Star of Bethlehem, and the Wise Men from the East -- is historically accurate, or is it a theological story to affirm faith in Jesus? (Q6)
TOTAL%
1) Historically accurate52249.4
2) Theological story41939.7
9) Don't know/refused11510.9
TOTAL1056100.0
72) Roughly how much money do you think you personally will spend on Christmas and holiday gifts this year (2013)? (Q7)
TOTAL%
0) 0605.7
2) 23.3
5) 52.2
10) 102.2
15) 151.1
20) 208.8
25) 252.2
30) 306.6
35) 353.3
40) 408.8
49) 491.1
50) 50292.7
60) 603.3
75) 751.1
80) 801.1
98) 981.1
99) 991.1
100) 100656.2
125) 1252.2
150) 150151.4
200) 200858
250) 2505.5
265) 2651.1
300) 300787.4
350) 3502.2
400) 400514.8
450) 4504.4
500) 50012511.8
550) 55000
600) 600323
700) 700171.6
750) 7505.5
800) 800232.2
900) 9006.6
950) 9501.1
999) 9991.1
1000) 100011210.6
1200) 1200141.3
1300) 13001.1
1400) 14001.1
1500) 1500262.5
1600) 16002.2
1800) 180000
2000) 2000494.6
2200) 22001.1
2400) 24002.2
2500) 25006.6
2600) 260000
3000) 3000151.4
3500) 35008.8
3800) 380000
4000) 40002.2
4500) 45002.2
5000) 50005.5
6000) 60001.1
7000) 70001.1
10000) 100003.3
12000) 120002.2
15000) 150001.1
20000) 200001.1
25000) 250001.1
30000) 300001.1
97000) 970001.1
999999) Don't know/refused14814
TOTAL1056100.0
73) How long do you think it will take to pay off your Christmas and holiday bills? (Q8)
TOTAL%
1) Less than a month69966.2
2) One to two months12912.2
3) Three to six months676.3
4) Six months to a year343.2
5) More than one year1.1
9) Don't know/refused12611.9
TOTAL1056100.0
74) Thinking about the amount you are planning to spend on Christmas and holiday gifts this year, how much stress do you feel about this level of spending? Would you say you feel a lot of stress, a little stress, or no stress at all about this level of spending. (Q9)
TOTAL%
1) A lot of stress1019.6
2) A little stress30629
3) No stress at all63560.1
9) Don't know/refused141.3
TOTAL1056100.0
75) What is your age? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-AGE)
TOTAL%
1) 18-2920620.9
2) 30-3915916.1
3) 40-4918819.1
4) 50-6424925.3
5) 65+18418.7
Missing72 
TOTAL986100.0
76) What is the last grade of school you completed? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-EDUC)
TOTAL%
1) High school graduate or less44342.2
2) Some college, technical school or other30328.8
3) Graduated college, graduate school or more30529
Missing5 
TOTAL1051100.0
77) Generally speaking, do you usually think of yourself as: (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-PARTYID)
TOTAL%
1) A Republican23023.6
2) A Democrat31732.5
3) An independent or other42743.8
Missing81 
TOTAL974100.0
78) Are you...? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Single36434.7
2) Married49046.7
3) Separated, widowed or divorced19518.6
Missing8 
TOTAL1049100.0
79) Enter sex of respondent (for use with online analysis) (I-SEX)
TOTAL%
1) Male51148.4
2) Female54551.6
TOTAL1056100.0
80) 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) Protestant47045.5
2) Catholic23522.8
3) Other949.1
4) Nothing in particular, atheist, agnostic23322.6
Missing22 
TOTAL1032100.0