PRRI Religion & Politics Tracking Poll, February 2012

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All frequencies weighted by 3) WEIGHT;
(The number of missing cases reported in the codebook are unweighted)
1) Caseid (CASEID)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL100939429620.2630079003.27
2) Week (WEEK)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL1009805.000.00
3) Weight (WEIGHT)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL10.505
4) State (STATE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL0
5) Metro (METRO)
TOTAL%
1) Center City (Metro)32332
2) Center City Country (Metro)22322.1
3) Suburban (Metro)22922.7
4) Non-Center City (Metro)414.1
5) Non-Metro19419.2
TOTAL1010100.0
6) Region (REGION)
TOTAL%
1) North East18718.5
2) North Central22021.8
3) South37337
4) West22922.7
TOTAL1009100.0
7) Divison (DIVISON)
TOTAL%
1) New England484.8
2) Mid Atlantic13913.8
3) East North Central13513.4
4) West North Central858.4
5) South Atlantic19719.5
6) East South Central565.6
7) West South Central12011.9
8) Mountain706.9
9) Pacific15915.8
TOTAL1009100.0
8) OWNHOME Is your home owned or rented? (OWNHOME)
TOTAL%
1) Owned66165.4
2) Rented33132.8
8) Don't know7.7
9) Refused111.1
TOTAL1010100.0
9) MARITAL Are you…? (MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Single, that is never married23523.3
2) Single, living with a partner787.7
3) Married51751.2
4) Separated222.2
5) Widowed656.4
6) Divorced868.5
9) Refused6.6
TOTAL1009100.0
10) Employment Status (EMPLOY)
TOTAL%
1) Full-time41941.5
2) Part-time13613.5
3) Retired18518.3
4) Housewife676.6
5) Student535.2
6) Temporarily unemployed848.3
7) Disabled/Handicapped605.9
8) Other not employed4.4
9) Refused2.2
TOTAL1010100.0
11) Z-6 Including yourself, how many people are there living in your household? (HHNUM)
TOTAL%
1) One14914.8
2) Two35635.2
3) Three18117.9
4) Four17016.8
5) Five868.5
6) Six333.3
7) Seven131.3
8) Eight or more101
9) Refused121.2
TOTAL1010100.0
12) Z-6a How many of these are adults, 18 or older? (ADULTS)
TOTAL%
1) One17517.4
2) Two56155.7
3) Three15215.1
4) Four797.8
5) Five161.6
6) Six8.8
7) Seven3.3
8) Eight or more2.2
9) Refused121.2
TOTAL1008100.0
13) Z-6Aa How many of these adults are male? (ADULTM)
TOTAL%
0) None15015
1) One65265.4
2) Two15015
3) Three373.7
4) Four4.4
5) Five2.2
6) Six1.1
8) Eight or more1.1
Missing12 
TOTAL997100.0
14) Z-6Ab How many of these adults are female? (ADULTF)
TOTAL%
0) None11311.3
1) One68168.3
2) Two16917
3) Three252.5
4) Four4.4
5) Five5.5
Missing12 
TOTAL997100.0
15) Z-6B How many are children 12 to 17? (KIDS1217)
TOTAL%
0) None17851
1) One12836.7
2) Two329.2
3) Three82.3
5) Five1.3
6) Six2.6
Missing734 
TOTAL349100.0
16) Z-6C How many are children six to 11? (KIDS611)
TOTAL%
0) None20157.6
1) One10028.7
2) Two4312.3
3) Three51.4
Missing734 
TOTAL349100.0
17) Z-6D How many are children under six? (KIDS06)
TOTAL%
0) None18954.3
1) One12134.8
2) Two288
3) Three61.7
4) Four41.1
Missing734 
TOTAL348100.0
18) Enter age of first child 12-17 (DI22A1)
TOTAL%
12) 124526.3
13) 131911.1
14) 142715.8
15) 153017.5
16) 16179.9
17) 172917
98) Don't know1.6
99) Refused31.8
Missing864 
TOTAL171100.0
19) Enter age of second child age 12-17 (DI22A2)
TOTAL%
12) 1224.7
13) 13920.9
14) 14511.6
15) 151125.6
16) 161023.3
17) 1749.3
98) Don't know12.3
99) Refused12.3
Missing971 
TOTAL43100.0
20) Enter the age of third child age 12-17 (I22A3)
TOTAL%
13) 13218.2
14) 14327.3
17) 17654.5
Missing1001 
TOTAL11100.0
21) Enter age of fourth child age 12-17 (DI22A4)
TOTAL%
13) 13266.7
15) 15133.3
Missing1007 
TOTAL3100.0
22) Enter age of fifth child age 12-17 (DI22A5)
TOTAL%
17) 173100
Missing1007 
TOTAL3100.0
23) Enter age of first child age six-11 (DI22B1)
TOTAL%
6) Six3423
7) Seven3322.3
8) Eight2416.2
9) Nine1711.5
10) 101912.8
11) 111510.1
99) Refused64.1
Missing895 
TOTAL148100.0
24) Enter age of second child age six-11 (DI22B2)
TOTAL%
6) Six36.1
7) Seven816.3
8) Eight612.2
9) Nine1224.5
10) 101020.4
11) 11816.3
99) Refused24.1
Missing972 
TOTAL49100.0
25) Enter age of third child age six-11 (DI22B3)
TOTAL%
6) Six120
8) Eight120
10) 10120
11) 11240
Missing1005 
TOTAL5100.0
26) Enter age of first child under six (DI22C)
TOTAL%
0) Less than one year3018.8
1) One148.8
2) Two2716.9
3) Three3119.4
4) Four2515.6
5) Five3018.8
98) Don't know21.3
99) Refused1.6
Missing893 
TOTAL160100.0
27) Enter age of second child under six (DI22C2)
TOTAL%
0) Less than one year1230
1) One1025
2) Two37.5
3) Three512.5
4) Four410
5) Five615
Missing982 
TOTAL40100.0
28) Enter age of third child under six (DI22C3)
TOTAL%
0) Less than one year220
2) Two330
3) Three220
4) Four330
Missing1002 
TOTAL10100.0
29) Enter age of fourth child under six (DI22C4)
TOTAL%
0) Less than one year250
4) Four250
Missing1006 
TOTAL4100.0
30) Are you the parent or guardian of anyone under 18 in your household? (PARENT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes26776.5
2) No8223.5
Missing734 
TOTAL349100.0
31) What is your age? (AGE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL100947.5519.83
32) Could you please tell me if you are…? (AGE2)
TOTAL%
1) 18-2928
2) 30-49832
3) 50-64728
4) 65+832
Missing980 
TOTAL25100.0
33) What is the last grade of school you completed? (EDUC)
TOTAL%
1) Less than high school graduate13413.3
2) High school graduate31431.1
3) Some college24624.4
4) Graduated college17717.5
5) Graduate school or more10310.2
6) Technical school/other333.3
9) Refused3.3
TOTAL1010100.0
34) Is your total annual household income from all sources, and before taxes…? (INCOME)
TOTAL%
1) Less than $15,00012712.6
2) $15,000 but less than $25,00013213.1
3) $25,000 but less than $30,000898.8
4) $30,000 but less than $40,000818
5) $40,000 but less than $50,000777.6
6) $50,000 but less than $75,00011911.8
7) $75,000 but less than $100,000878.6
8) $100,000 and over (unspecified)7.7
9) Less than $50,000414.1
10) $50,000 but less than $100,0006.6
12) $100,000 to under $150,000898.8
13) $150,000 to under $200,000252.5
14) $200,000 to under $250,000111.1
15) $250,000 or more101
98) Don't know292.9
99) Refused797.8
TOTAL1009100.0
35) Race of Respondent (RACE)
TOTAL%
1) White Non-Hispanic67566.8
2) Black Non-Hispanic11511.4
3) White Hispanic969.5
4) Black Hispanic242.4
5) Unspecified Hispanic212.1
6) Other race646.3
7) Refused151.5
TOTAL1010100.0
36) Affiliation rotate (PARTYROT)
TOTAL%
1) Male Republican/Democrat25024.8
2) Male Democrat/Republican23823.6
3) Female Republican/Democrat25024.8
4) Female Democrat/ Republican27126.9
TOTAL1009100.0
37) Generally speaking, do you usually think of yourself as: (PARTY)
TOTAL%
0) Other121.2
1) A Republican22722.5
2) A Democrat30530.2
3) An Independent37136.8
8) Don't know525.2
9) Refused424.2
TOTAL1009100.0
38) Do you lean more toward the Democratic Party or the Republican Party? (PARTYLN)
TOTAL%
1) The Democratic Party15231.8
2) The Republican Party11023
3) Neither15632.6
8) Don't know418.6
9) Refused194
Missing564 
TOTAL478100.0
39) Do you consider yourself a part of the Tea Party movement, or not? (TPARTY)
TOTAL%
1) Yes969.5
2) No83582.8
8) Don't know626.2
9) Refused151.5
TOTAL1008100.0
40) Ideology rotate (IDEOROT)
TOTAL%
1) D3 1-5 asked50349.9
2) D3 5-1 asked50650.1
TOTAL1009100.0
41) Generally speaking, would you describe your political views as…? (IDEO)
TOTAL%
1) Very conservative14214.1
2) Somewhat conservative22822.6
3) Moderate28528.2
4) Somewhat liberal16116
5) Very liberal908.9
8) Don't know686.7
9) Refused353.5
TOTAL1009100.0
42) Are you registered to vote at your present address or not? (REGVOTE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes73873.2
2) No26526.3
8) Don't know3.3
9) Refused2.2
TOTAL1008100.0
43) Besides the telephone number I reached you on, how many other telephone numbers, if any, does your household have? (OTHTEL)
TOTAL%
0) None66265.6
1) One373.7
2) Two111.1
3) Three7.7
7) Cell phone household only29028.7
9) Refused2.2
TOTAL1009100.0
44) Enter sex of respondent (SEX)
TOTAL%
1) Male49048.6
2) Female51951.4
TOTAL1009100.0
45) 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) Protestant33833.5
2) Catholic, Roman Catholic23323.1
3) Jewish/Judaism121.2
4) Muslim/Islamic111.1
5) Mormon/Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints131.3
6) Something else262.6
7) Nothing in particular21421.2
10) Buddhist3.3
11) Hindu4.4
12) Unitarian/Universalist1.1
13) Christian/Non-denominational Christian13813.7
99) Don't know/Refused171.7
TOTAL1010100.0
46) Would you describe yourself as a 'born-again' or 'Evangelical Christian' or not? (BORN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes23449.2
2) No21845.8
8) Don't know245
Missing498 
TOTAL476100.0
47) Were you born in the United States, the island of Puerto Rico, or in another country? (USBORN)
TOTAL%
1) United States6848.9
2) Puerto Rico42.9
3) Another country6446
9) Refused32.2
Missing906 
TOTAL139100.0
48) How many years have you lived in the United States? (USLIVE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL100918.1521.87
49) Ident (IDENT)
TOTAL%
1) Landline57456.8
2) Cell phone sample38438
3) Hispanic in language242.4
4) Both cell phone and Hispanic in language282.8
TOTAL1010100.0
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 phone48881.6
2) No11018.4
Missing304 
TOTAL598100.0
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 phone11323.2
2) Some received on a cell phone and some on a regular home22546.1
3) All or almost all calls received on a regular home phone15030.7
Missing459 
TOTAL488100.0
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 telephone12530.3
2) No, no home telephone28769.7
Missing705 
TOTAL412100.0
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 phone5443.5
2) Some received on a cell phone and some on a regular home phone5241.9
3) All or almost all calls received on a regular home phone1713.7
9) Refused1.8
Missing872 
TOTAL124100.0
54) How many different cell phones do you personally answer calls on? (C1A)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL10091.381.10
55) Q6rot1 (Q6ROT1)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL0
56) Q6rot2 (Q6ROT2)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL0
57) Q6rot3 (Q6ROT3)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL0
58) Q6rot4 (Q6ROT4)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL0
59) As I read a few statements, please tell me if you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree or completely disagree with each one. American Muslims ultimately want to establish Shari'a [PRONUNCIATION: Sha-REE-uh] or Islamic law as the law of the land in the U.S. (Q1A)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree626.1
2) Mostly agree828.1
3) Mostly disagree24123.9
4) Completely disagree44744.3
8) Don't know (volunteered)14414.3
9) Refused (volunteered)333.3
TOTAL1009100.0
60) As I read a few statements, please tell me if you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree or completely disagree with each one. American Muslims are an important part of the religious community in the U.S. (Q1B)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree20820.6
2) Mostly agree33132.8
3) Mostly disagree19319.1
4) Completely disagree13713.6
8) Don't know (volunteered)10810.7
9) Refused (volunteered)323.2
TOTAL1009100.0
61) As I read a few statements, please tell me if you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree or completely disagree with each one. Methods of birth control should be generally available to teenagers age 14 or older without parental approval (Q1C)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree23423.2
2) Mostly agree18017.8
3) Mostly disagree19319.1
4) Completely disagree36636.3
8) Don't know (volunteered)232.3
9) Refused (volunteered)131.3
TOTAL1009100.0
62) As I read a few statements, please tell me if you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree or completely disagree with each one. All employers should be required to provide their employees with health care plans that cover contraception or birth control at no cost (Q1D)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree26926.7
2) Mostly agree28528.3
3) Mostly disagree20220
4) Completely disagree19719.5
8) Don't know (volunteered)404
9) Refused (volunteered)151.5
TOTAL1008100.0
63) Q2rot1 (Q2ROT1)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL0
64) Q2rot2 (Q2ROT2)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL0
65) There is currently a debate over what kinds of health care plans some religious organizations should be required to provide. Do you think religiously affiliated colleges and hospital should be required to provide their employees with health care plans that cover contraception or birth control at no cost, or not? (Q2A)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, should have to provide49048.6
2) No, should not have to provide46345.9
8) Don't know (volunteered)404
9) Refused (volunteered)161.6
TOTAL1009100.0
66) There is currently a debate over what kinds of health care plans some religious organizations should be required to provide. Do you think churches and other places of worship should be required to provide their employees with health care plans that cover contraception or birth control at no cost, or not? (Q2B)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, should have to provide36636.3
2) No, should not have to provide57857.3
8) Don't know (volunteered)474.7
9) Refused (volunteered)171.7
TOTAL1008100.0
67) What is your age? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-AGE)
TOTAL%
1) 18-2922021.8
2) 30-3915315.2
3) 40-4919719.5
4) 50-6425024.8
5) 65+18918.7
TOTAL1009100.0
68) 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) Protestant33834
2) Catholic, Roman Catholic23323.5
3) Other707
7) Nothing in particular21421.6
13) Christian/Non-denominational Christian13813.9
Missing20 
TOTAL993100.0
69) Region (For use with online analysis) (I-REGION)
TOTAL%
1) North East18718.5
2) North Central22021.8
3) South37337
4) West22922.7
TOTAL1009100.0
70) Generally speaking, do you usually think of yourself as: (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-PARTYID)
TOTAL%
1) A Republican22724.8
2) A Democrat30533.3
3) An Independent37140.5
4) Other121.3
Missing78 
TOTAL915100.0
71) What is the last grade of school you completed? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-EDUC)
TOTAL%
1) Less than high school graduate13413.3
2) High school graduate31431.2
3) Some college or technical school/other27927.7
4) Graduated college17717.6
5) Graduate school or more10310.2
Missing3 
TOTAL1007100.0