Race, Class, and Culture Survey 2012

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Percentages are weighted by 109) WEIGHT; Total Ns reported are unweighted
1) Case ID (CASEID)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL250125839.7015456.52
2) Interview date (INTDATE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL2501120808.403.69
3) All in all, are you satisfied or dissatisfied with the way things are going in this country today? (Q1)
TOTAL%
1) Satisfied 26.1
2) Dissatisfied 65.1
3) Mixed (VOL.) 5.7
9) Don't know/refused (VOL.) 3
TOTAL2501100.0
4) Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling his job as President? (Q2)
TOTAL%
1) Approve 45.8
2) Disapprove 43.1
3) Mixed/Approve and disapprove (VOL.) 5.8
9) Don't know/refused (VOL.) 5.3
TOTAL2501100.0
5) These days, many people are so busy they can't find time to register to vote, or move around so often they don't get a chance to re-register. Are you NOW registered to vote in your precinct or election district or haven't you been able to register so far? (REGIST)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, registered 79.7
2) No, not registered 19.6
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.) .7
TOTAL2501100.0
6) How would you rate your chances of voting in the 2012 presidential election? (Q4)
TOTAL%
1) Absolutely certain to vote 70.3
2) Probably will vote 9.6
3) Chances are 50-50 8.5
4) Less than 50-50 chance 9.4
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 2.2
TOTAL2501100.0
7) If the 2012 presidential election were being held today and the candidates were Barack Obama, the Democrat, and Mitt Romney, the Republican, for whom would you vote? (Q5)
TOTAL%
1) Barack Obama 46.5
2) Mitt Romney 36.7
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 16.9
TOTAL2501100.0
8) Of the following seven issues, which one would you say is MOST important to your vote for President this year? [READ AND RANDOMIZE] (Q6)
TOTAL%
1) The economy 53
2) Immigration 4.5
3) National security 5.1
4) Health care 18.7
5) Education 10.9
6) Same-sex marriage 2.5
7) Abortion 2.6
8) Other (VOL.) 1
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 1.7
TOTAL2501100.0
9) IF 'THE ECONOMY' MOST IMPORTANT ISSUE (Q6=1), ASK: And what economic issue is MOST important to your vote this year? [READ AND RANDOMIZE] (Q7)
TOTAL%
1) Taxes 12.5
2) The budget deficit 21.3
3) Lack of jobs 41.3
4) The bailouts of the financial industry 3.9
5) The gap between rich and poor 18
6) Other (VOL.) 1.7
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 1.4
Missing1111 
TOTAL1390100.0
10) Now we would like your views on some political leaders and groups. Please say whether your overall opinion of each of the following is very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly UNfavorable, or very UNfavorable. First, [RANDOMIZE LIST]. Would you say your overall opinion of [Mitt Romney] is very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly UNfavorable, or very Unfavorable? (Q8A)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable 11.1
2) Mostly favorable 30.7
3) Mostly unfavorable 25.4
4) Very unfavorable 23
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 9.8
TOTAL2501100.0
11) How about [Barack Obama]? (Q8B)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable 23.2
2) Mostly favorable 31.7
3) Mostly unfavorable 17.5
4) Very unfavorable 24.4
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 3.2
TOTAL2501100.0
12) How about [The Democratic Party]? (Q8C)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable 16.9
2) Mostly favorable 34.3
3) Mostly unfavorable 23.2
4) Very unfavorable 20
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 5.6
Missing1250 
TOTAL1251100.0
13) How about [The Republican Party]? (Q8D)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable 10.8
2) Mostly favorable 32.5
3) Mostly unfavorable 26.2
4) Very unfavorable 23.4
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 7.1
Missing1250 
TOTAL1251100.0
14) How about [The NRA or National Rifle Association]? (Q8E)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable 25.8
2) Mostly favorable 29.9
3) Mostly unfavorable 16.6
4) Very unfavorable 14.5
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 13.2
Missing1250 
TOTAL1251100.0
15) How about [George W. Bush]? (Q8F)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable 13.1
2) Mostly favorable 30.2
3) Mostly unfavorable 25.7
4) Very unfavorable 27.8
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 3.2
Missing1251 
TOTAL1250100.0
16) How about [Bill Clinton]? (Q8G)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable 27.8
2) Mostly favorable 42.3
3) Mostly unfavorable 16.9
4) Very unfavorable 8.7
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 4.2
Missing1251 
TOTAL1250100.0
17) Now, I am going to read you a list of things that people say are responsible for our current economic problems. Would you say [Illegal immigrants taking jobs that would otherwise be filled by American citizens] is very responsible, somewhat responsible, not too responsible or not at all responsible for the country's current economic problems? (Q9A)
TOTAL%
1) Very responsible 22.6
2) Somewhat responsible 26
3) Not too responsible 23.2
4) Not at all responsible 25.8
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 2.4
TOTAL2501100.0
18) What about [too much government regulation of business]? (Q9B)
TOTAL%
1) Very responsible 33.5
2) Somewhat responsible 31.7
3) Not too responsible 18.2
4) Not at all responsible 12
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 4.6
TOTAL2501100.0
19) What about [corporations moving American jobs overseas]? (Q9C)
TOTAL%
1) Very responsible 42.8
2) Somewhat responsible 30.7
3) Not too responsible 11.3
4) Not at all responsible 12.2
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 3
Missing1250 
TOTAL1251100.0
20) What about [the economic policies of Barack Obama]? (Q9D)
TOTAL%
1) Very responsible 28.6
2) Somewhat responsible 30
3) Not too responsible 18.8
4) Not at all responsible 18.8
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 3.8
Missing1250 
TOTAL1251100.0
21) What about [Wall Street making risky investment decisions]? (Q9E)
TOTAL%
1) Very responsible 40.7
2) Somewhat responsible 30.9
3) Not too responsible 13.5
4) Not at all responsible 10
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 4.9
Missing1251 
TOTAL1250100.0
22) What about [the economic policies of George W. Bush]? (Q9F)
TOTAL%
1) Very responsible 27.9
2) Somewhat responsible 37.2
3) Not too responsible 17.5
4) Not at all responsible 12.8
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 4.5
Missing1251 
TOTAL1250100.0
23) In general, do you think America's best days are ahead of us or behind us? (Q10)
TOTAL%
1) Ahead of us 53.5
2) Behind us 38.3
3) Depends (VOL.) 3.8
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 4.4
TOTAL2501100.0
24) Thinking about some of the problems facing communities in the U.S. today, please say whether any of the following are problems in your own community. First, [crime]. Would you say this is a major problem, a minor problem or not a problem in your community? (Q11A)
TOTAL%
1) Major problem 32.6
2) Minor problem 47.6
3) Not a problem 18.7
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 1
TOTAL2501100.0
25) [Racial tensions] Would you say this is a major problem, a minor problem or not a problem in your community? (Q11B)
TOTAL%
1) Major problem 17.1
2) Minor problem 42.5
3) Not a problem 39.3
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 1.1
TOTAL2501100.0
26) [Lack of opportunities for young people] Would you say this is a major problem, a minor problem or not a problem in your community? (Q11C)
TOTAL%
1) Major problem 54.3
2) Minor problem 31.8
3) Not a problem 12.3
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 1.6
TOTAL2501100.0
27) [Lack of funding for public schools] Would you say this is a major problem, a minor problem or not a problem in your community? (Q11D)
TOTAL%
1) Major problem 49.6
2) Minor problem 29.4
3) Not a problem 18.3
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 2.7
TOTAL2501100.0
28) [Lack of good jobs] Would you say this is a major problem, a minor problem or not a problem in your community? (Q11E)
TOTAL%
1) Major problem 62.6
2) Minor problem 27.4
3) Not a problem 8.6
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 1.4
TOTAL2501100.0
29) [Home foreclosures] Would you say this is a major problem, a minor problem or not a problem in your community? (Q11F)
TOTAL%
1) Major problem 46.9
2) Minor problem 37
3) Not a problem 13.1
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 3.1
TOTAL2501100.0
30) [Illegal immigration] Would you say this is a major problem, a minor problem or not a problem in your community? (Q11G)
TOTAL%
1) Major problem 27.8
2) Minor problem 36.3
3) Not a problem 33.9
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 2
TOTAL2501100.0
31) 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 [INSERT FIRST ITEM; RANDOMIZE]? Allowing gay and lesbian couples to marry legally (Q12A)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly favor 23.8
2) Favor 25
3) Oppose 17.3
4) Strongly oppose 27.7
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 6.2
TOTAL2501100.0
32) [Allowing illegal immigrants brought to the U.S. as children to gain legal resident status if they join the military or go to college] Do you strongly favor, favor, oppose, or strongly oppose? (Q12B)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly favor 23.3
2) Favor 36.5
3) Oppose 18
4) Strongly oppose 18.3
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 3.9
TOTAL2501100.0
33) [Tougher laws and regulations to protect the environment even if it raises prices or costs jobs] Do you strongly favor, favor, oppose, or strongly oppose? (Q12C)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly favor 19.8
2) Favor 33
3) Oppose 26.6
4) Strongly oppose 17.9
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 2.7
TOTAL2501100.0
34) [Increasing the tax rate on Americans earning more than one million dollars a year] Do you strongly favor, favor, oppose, or strongly oppose? (Q12D)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly favor 39.3
2) Favor 22.6
3) Oppose 19.3
4) Strongly oppose 16.8
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 2
TOTAL2501100.0
35) On another issue, do you think abortion should be [READ IN ORDER] (FORM 1 READ CATEGORIES IN ORDER, FORM 2 READ IN REVERSE ORDER) (Q13)
TOTAL%
1) Legal in all cases 20.3
2) Legal in most cases 34
3) Illegal in most cases 27.3
4) Illegal in all cases 14.3
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 4.2
TOTAL2501100.0
36) As I read a few statements, please say if you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree or completely disagree with each one. [Over the past couple of decades, the government has paid too much attention to the problems of blacks and other minorities] Do you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree or completely disagree with this statement? (Q14A)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree 12.4
2) Mostly agree 27.6
3) Mostly disagree 37.1
4) Completely disagree 19.7
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 3.2
TOTAL2501100.0
37) [Today discrimination against whites has become as big a problem as discrimination against blacks and other minorities] Do you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree or completely disagree with this statement? (Q14B)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree 17.6
2) Mostly agree 28.7
3) Mostly disagree 30.2
4) Completely disagree 20.7
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 2.8
TOTAL2501100.0
38) [God has granted America a special role in human history] Do you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree or completely disagree with this statement? (Q14C)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree 30.3
2) Mostly agree 31.7
3) Mostly disagree 14
4) Completely disagree 18.2
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 5.8
TOTAL2501100.0
39) [The economic system in this country unfairly favors the wealthy] Do you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree or completely disagree with this statement? (Q14D)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree 32.5
2) Mostly agree 34.2
3) Mostly disagree 20.7
4) Completely disagree 11.2
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 1.5
TOTAL2501100.0
40) [Poor people have become too dependent on government assistance programs] Do you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree or completely disagree with this statement? (Q14E)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree 33.2
2) Mostly agree 37.1
3) Mostly disagree 19
4) Completely disagree 9
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 1.7
TOTAL2501100.0
41) Do you think the American Dream--that if you work hard you'll get ahead--still holds true, never held true, or once held true but does not anymore? (Q15)
TOTAL%
1) Still holds true 52.9
2) Never held true 3.9
3) Once held true, but not anymore 41.6
4) Other [SPECIFY] .5
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 1.1
TOTAL2501100.0
42) Which of the following statements comes closest to your view? [READ IN ORDER] (Q16)
TOTAL%
1) America has always been and is currently a Christian nation 39.5
2) America was a Christian nation in the past, but is not now, [OR] 40.6
3) America has never been a Christian nation 14.6
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 5.3
TOTAL2501100.0
43) 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) Protestant 41.9
2) Roman Catholic 20.8
3) Mormon 1.9
4) Orthodox .5
5) Jewish 1.8
6) Muslim .6
7) Buddhist .4
8) Hindu .4
9) Atheist 3.1
10) Agnostic 3.2
11) Something else [SPECIFY] 1.6
12) Nothing in particular 12.1
13) Christian (VOL.) 9.3
14) Unitarian (Universalist) (VOL.) .4
99) Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 2
TOTAL2501100.0
44) What is your present religion, if any? [OPEN RESPONSE] (REL_OPEN)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL44
45) [IF SOMETHING ELSE OR DK/REF (RELIG =11,99)] Do you think of yourself as a Christian or not? (CHR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes 41.7
2) No 47.9
9) Don't know (VOL.) 10.4
Missing2402 
TOTAL99100.0
46) Would you describe yourself as a born-again or evangelical Christian, or not? (BORN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes 48.1
2) No 47.8
9) Don't know (VOL.) 4.1
Missing551 
TOTAL1950100.0
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 week 12.9
2) Once a week 22.2
3) Once or twice a month 15.1
4) A few times a year 18.5
5) Seldom 17.1
6) Never 13.2
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 1
TOTAL2501100.0
48) How important is religion in your life -- the most important thing, very important, somewhat important, not too important, or not at all important? (Q17)
TOTAL%
1) The most important thing 20.8
2) Very important 37.7
3) Somewhat important 21.7
4) Not too important 9.8
5) Not at all important 9.4
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.) .6
TOTAL2501100.0
49) Which comes closest to your view? (Q18)
TOTAL%
1) [Holy Book] is the word of God, OR 66.5
2) [Holy Book] is a book written by men and is not the word of God. 27.2
3) Other 1.4
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 5
TOTAL2501100.0
50) And would you say that...? (Q19)
TOTAL%
1) [Holy Book] is to be taken literally, word for word, OR 50.8
2) Not everything in [Holy Book] should be taken literally, word for word. 44.8
3) Other 1.1
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 3.3
Missing823 
TOTAL1678100.0
51) Thinking about political and social movements in the country today...would you say [The Tea Party movement] shares your values, or not? (Q20A)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, shares my values 30.4
2) No, does not share my values 54.6
3) Haven't heard about 5.8
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 9.2
TOTAL2501100.0
52) And do you think [The Occupy Wall Street movement] shares your values or not? (Q20B)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, shares my values 21.4
2) No, does not share my values 62.9
3) Haven't heard about 5.8
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 9.9
TOTAL2501100.0
53) Would you say [The Labor movement] shares your values, or not? (Q20C)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, shares my values 31.5
2) No, does not share my values 45.8
3) Haven't heard about 9.6
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 13.1
TOTAL2501100.0
54) Please tell me whether the FIRST statement or the SECOND statement comes closer to your own views -- even if neither is exactly right. The first pair is ... 1 -- Capitalism and the free market system are consistent with Christian values; 2 -- Capitalism and the free market system are at odds with Christian values (Q21A)
TOTAL%
1) Capitalism and the free market system are consistent with Christian values 40.7
2) Capitalism and the free market system are at odds with Christian values 43.9
3) Both equally .7
4) Neither 2.7
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 12
TOTAL2501100.0
55) Please tell me whether the FIRST statement or the SECOND statement comes closer to your own views -- even if neither is exactly right. 1 -- It is not really that big a problem if some people have more of a chance in life than others; 2 -- One of the big problems in this country is that we don't give everyone an equal chance in life (Q21B)
TOTAL%
1) It is not really that big a problem if some people have more of a chance in life than others. 39.2
2) One of the big problems in this country is that we don't give everyone an equal chance in life. 53.6
3) Both equally .8
4) Neither 3
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 3.4
TOTAL2501100.0
56) Please tell me whether the FIRST statement or the SECOND statement comes closer to your own views -- even if neither is exactly right. 1 -- The federal government should provide more services, even if it means higher taxes; 2 -- The federal government should provide fewer services and reduce taxes (Q21C)
TOTAL%
1) The federal government should provide more services, even if it means higher taxes 35.9
2) The federal government should provide fewer services and reduce taxes 58
3) Both equally .8
4) Neither 2.2
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 3
TOTAL2501100.0
57) When you think and talk about government, do you tend to think of it more as 'the government' or more as 'our government'? (Q22)
TOTAL%
1) Think of it as 'the government' 52.5
2) Think of it as 'our government' 46.3
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 1.3
TOTAL2501100.0
58) [Received unemployment benefits] For the following items please tell me if you or anyone in your household has done this in the past two years. In the past two years, has anyone in your household... (Q23A)
TOTAL%
1) Yes has done 17.9
2) No, has not done 81.9
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.) .2
TOTAL2501100.0
59) [Received social security or disability payments] For the following items please tell me if you or anyone in your household has done this in the past two years. In the past two years, has anyone in your household... (Q23B)
TOTAL%
1) Yes has done 38.3
2) No, has not done 61.3
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.) .4
TOTAL2501100.0
60) [Received food stamps] For the following items please tell me if you or anyone in your household has done this in the past two years. In the past two years, has anyone in your household... (Q23C)
TOTAL%
1) Yes has done 18.7
2) No, has not done 81.1
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.) .2
TOTAL2501100.0
61) [Visited a city, state or national park] [ASK FORM 1 ONLY] For the following items please tell me if you or anyone in your household has done this in the past two years. In the past two years, has anyone in your household... (Q23D)
TOTAL%
1) Yes has done 74.1
2) No, has not done 25.1
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.) .8
Missing1250 
TOTAL1251100.0
62) [Visited a public library] [ASK FORM 2 ONLY] For the following items please tell me if you or anyone in your household has done this in the past two years. In the past two years, has anyone in your household... (Q23E)
TOTAL%
1) Yes has done 78.7
2) No, has not done 20.8
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.) .5
Missing1251 
TOTAL1250100.0
63) There are a number of qualities that people feel that children should have, every person thinks that some are more important than others. I am going to read you pairs of desirable qualities. For each pair. please tell me which one you think is more important for a child to have. First, 1 -- Independence; 2 -- Respect for elders (Q24A)
TOTAL%
1) Independence 18.2
2) Respect for elders 74.9
3) Both 5.9
9) Don't Know/Refused 1
TOTAL2501100.0
64) For each pair please tell me which one you think is more important for a child to have. 1 -- Self-reliance; 2 -- Obedience (Q24B)
TOTAL%
1) Self-reliance 50.6
2) Obedience 43.1
3) Both 5.2
9) Don't know/Refused 1.1
TOTAL2501100.0
65) For each pair please tell me which one you think is more important for a child to have. 1 -- Curiosity; 2 -- Good manners (Q24C)
TOTAL%
1) Curiosity 31
2) Good manners 61.6
3) Both 6.6
9) Don't know/Refused .8
TOTAL2501100.0
66) For each pair please tell me which one you think is more important for a child to have. 1 -- Creative; 2 -- Well-behaved (Q24D)
TOTAL%
1) Creative 41.3
2) Well-behaved 51.2
3) Both 6.7
9) Don't know/Refused .7
TOTAL2501100.0
67) Thinking about the people that you know...Do you have a close friend or family member who is vegetarian? (Q25)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, self 5
2) Yes, self and friend/family .7
3) Yes, friend/family 38.2
4) No 55.2
9) Don't know/Refused .8
TOTAL2501100.0
68) Do you have a close friend or family member who is of a different race or ethnicity than you? (Q26)
TOTAL%
1) Yes 72.9
2) No 26.8
9) Don't know/Refused .3
TOTAL2501100.0
69) Are you, or is anyone in your household, a military veteran? (If Yes, ask:) Is that you, or someone in your household? (Q27)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, self 11.2
2) Yes, other 18.8
3) No 69.8
9) Don't know/Refused .2
Missing101 
TOTAL2400100.0
70) Are you, or is anyone in your household, a member of a labor union? (If Yes, ask:) Is that you, or someone in your household? (Q28)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, self 7.5
2) Yes, self and family member .4
3) Yes, family member 7.1
4) No 84.5
9) Don't know/Refused .5
TOTAL2501100.0
71) Do you display the American flag at your home, in your office, or on your car, or not? (Q29)
TOTAL%
1) Yes 58.3
2) No 41.6
9) Don't know/Refused .2
TOTAL2501100.0
72) Do you or does anyone in your home own a gun? (Q30)
TOTAL%
1) Yes 43.2
2) No 55
9) Don't know/Refused 1.8
TOTAL2501100.0
73) And what type of gun do you own? (Q31_1)
TOTAL%
1) Hunting rifle 31.6
2) Shotgun 18.5
3) Hand gun 28.5
4) Assault rifle 1.7
5) Other [SPECIFY] 2.4
9) Don't know/Refused 17.3
Missing1357 
TOTAL1144100.0
74) And what type of gun do you own? (Q31_2)
TOTAL%
1) Hunting rifle 32.8
2) Shotgun 36.7
3) Hand gun 26.7
4) Assault rifle 2.3
5) Other [SPECIFY] 1.6
Missing2181 
TOTAL320100.0
75) And what type of gun do you own? (Q31_3)
TOTAL%
1) Hunting rifle 19
2) Shotgun 12.9
3) Hand gun 61.9
4) Assault rifle 4.8
5) Other [SPECIFY] 1.4
Missing2347 
TOTAL154100.0
76) And what type of gun do you own? (Q31_4)
TOTAL%
1) Hunting rifle 3.3
3) Hand gun 10
4) Assault rifle 86.7
Missing2467 
TOTAL34100.0
77) And thinking about places where you like to shop...Would you prefer to shop at Target or Walmart? (Q32)
TOTAL%
1) Target 40.5
2) Walmart 48.1
3) Both (VOL.) 3.7
4) Neither/No preference (VOL.) 6.9
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.) .8
TOTAL2501100.0
78) Would you prefer to shop at Dunkin Donuts or Starbucks? (Q33)
TOTAL%
1) Dunkin Donuts 47.9
2) Starbucks 32.7
3) Both (VOL.) 1.1
4) Neither/No preference (VOL.) 17.2
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 1.1
TOTAL2501100.0
79) Which of the following best describes the place where you now live? (Q34)
TOTAL%
1) A large city 20.2
2) A suburb near a large city 27.2
3) A small city or town 33.3
4) A rural area 18.6
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.) .7
TOTAL2501100.0
80) If you were asked to use one of these five names for your social class, which would you say you belong in? (CLASS)
TOTAL%
1) Upper class 1
2) Upper-middle class 11.9
3) Middle class 43.6
4) Working class 32.9
5) Lower class 9.2
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 1.3
TOTAL2501100.0
81) Which of the following television news sources do you trust the MOST to provide accurate information about politics and current events? (MEDIA)
TOTAL%
1) Broadcast network news, such as NBC, ABC or CBS 24.2
2) CNN 18.6
3) Fox News 24.7
4) MSNBC 5.2
5) Comedy Central's Daily Show with Jon Stewart 5
6) Public television 10.8
7) Other (VOL.) 3.3
8) Do not watch television news (VOL.) 4.6
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 3.6
TOTAL2501100.0
82) Sex [Recorded by observation] (SEX)
TOTAL%
1) Male 48.7
2) Female 51.3
TOTAL2501100.0
83) What is your age? (AGE)
TOTAL%
18) 18 2
19) 19 1.7
20) 20 1.8
21) 21 2
22) 22 1.5
23) 23 1.6
24) 24 1.6
25) 25 1.8
26) 26 2.1
27) 27 1.5
28) 28 1.4
29) 29 1.8
30) 30 2
31) 31 1.6
32) 32 1.3
33) 33 1.6
34) 34 1.8
35) 35 1.6
36) 36 2
37) 37 1.2
38) 38 1.4
39) 39 1.5
40) 40 2
41) 41 1.6
42) 42 1.5
43) 43 1.5
44) 44 1.8
45) 45 1.9
46) 46 1.6
47) 47 1.4
48) 48 1.6
49) 49 1.6
50) 50 2.2
51) 51 2.1
52) 52 2.3
53) 53 2.4
54) 54 2.1
55) 55 1.5
56) 56 1.8
57) 57 1.8
58) 58 1.6
59) 59 1.9
60) 60 2.2
61) 61 1.1
62) 62 1.6
63) 63 1.3
64) 64 1.4
65) 65 1.7
66) 66 1.1
67) 67 1.2
68) 68 1.2
69) 69 1.1
70) 70 1.1
71) 71 .9
72) 72 .8
73) 73 .5
74) 74 .6
75) 75 .8
76) 76 .7
77) 77 .6
78) 78 .4
79) 79 .9
80) 80 .8
81) 81 .4
82) 82 .5
83) 83 .2
84) 84 .4
85) 85 .4
86) 86 .2
87) 87 .2
88) 88 .2
89) 89 .2
90) 90 .1
91) 91 .1
99) Refused/No response 2.2
TOTAL2501100.0
84) What is the last grade or class that you completed in school? (EDUC)
TOTAL%
1) None, or grade 1-8 2.7
2) High school incomplete (Grades 9-11) 9.2
3) High school graduate (Grade 12 or GED certificate) 30.6
4) Technical, trade, or vocational school AFTER high school 3.9
5) Some college, no 4-year degree (including associate degree) 24.5
6) College graduate (B.S., B.A., or other 4-year degree) 18.1
7) Post-graduate training or professional schooling after college 10.5
9) Don't know/Refused .6
TOTAL2501100.0
85) Are you, yourself, of Hispanic origin or descent, such as Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban, or some other Spanish background? (HISP)
TOTAL%
1) Yes 12.7
2) No 86.7
9) Don't know/Refused .6
TOTAL2501100.0
86) What is your race? Are you white, black, Asian, mixed race or some other race? (RACE)
TOTAL%
1) White 77.5
2) Black 12.9
3) Asian 1.2
4) Mixed race [SPECIFY] 3.7
5) Some other race [SPECIFY] 2.3
9) Don't know/Refused 2.4
Missing209 
TOTAL2292100.0
87) What is your race? Are you white, black, Asian, mixed race or some other race? (RACE_OTH)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL138
88) Thinking about your financial situation. Would you say you are in excellent financial shape, good shape, only fair shape, or in poor shape financially? (FINC)
TOTAL%
1) Excellent shape 6.2
2) Good shape 36
3) Only fair shape 36.4
4) Poor shape 20.1
9) Don't know/Refused 1.3
TOTAL2501100.0
89) Which of the following best describes your current employment situation - employed full-time, employed part-time, retired, a homemaker, a student, unemployed but looking for work, or unemployed and not looking for work? (EMPLOY)
TOTAL%
1) Employed full-time 46.4
2) Employed part-time 9.4
3) Retired 19
4) A homemaker 5.2
5) A student 4.6
6) Unemployed but looking for work 8
7) Unemployed and not looking for work 2.9
8) Disabled 3.6
9) Don't know/Refused .8
TOTAL2501100.0
90) And are you currently working at more than one job? (JOBNUM)
TOTAL%
1) Yes 14.7
2) No 85.2
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.) .1
Missing1179 
TOTAL1322100.0
91) Approximately how many hours do you spend at work in a given week? [NOTE: IF MORE THAN 100, CODE 100] (HRS)
TOTAL%
0) 0 .1
2) 2 .1
4) 4 .4
5) 5 .1
6) 6 .4
8) 8 .4
9) 9 .2
10) 10 .5
11) 11 .2
12) 12 .6
13) 13 .1
14) 14 .1
15) 15 1
16) 16 .5
17) 17 .1
18) 18 .2
19) 19 .1
20) 20 2.8
21) 21 .1
22) 22 .1
23) 23 .1
24) 24 .9
25) 25 1.6
27) 27 .1
28) 28 .5
29) 29 0
30) 30 4.8
31) 31 .1
32) 32 .6
33) 33 .1
34) 34 0
35) 35 2.9
36) 36 1
37) 37 .6
38) 38 .9
40) 40 32.7
41) 41 .2
42) 42 1.6
43) 43 .6
44) 44 .7
45) 45 7.2
46) 46 .4
47) 47 .2
48) 48 1.9
49) 49 .1
50) 50 13.7
52) 52 .7
53) 53 .1
55) 55 3.4
56) 56 .3
60) 60 6.8
62) 62 .1
64) 64 .1
65) 65 1.4
67) 67 .1
70) 70 2.1
72) 72 .3
75) 75 .4
80) 80 1.4
85) 85 .1
90) 90 .4
100) 100 .2
999) Refused/No response .6
Missing1179 
TOTAL1322100.0
92) Does [IF RETIRED OR UNEMPLOYED (EMPLOY=3,6,7), ASK: 'Did'] your job require you to have at least a 4-year college degree, or not? (JOBTYP)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, requires college degree 23.4
2) No, does not require college degree 74.8
3) No, but requires specialized training (VOL.) .3
4) Yes, requires advanced degree (VOL.) .1
5) Other (VOL.) .6
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.) .8
Missing307 
TOTAL2194100.0
93) Which of the following best describes how you paid at work? (JOBPAY)
TOTAL%
1) Paid an hourly rate 52.3
2) Paid a salary 33.9
3) Paid by the job 10.4
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 3.4
Missing307 
TOTAL2194100.0
94) Are you, yourself, now covered by any form of health insurance or health plan, or do you not have health insurance at this time? (HCARE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, have health insurance 78.9
2) No, not covered by health insurance 20.4
9) Don't know/Refused .7
TOTAL2501100.0
95) Which of the following is your MAIN source of health insurance coverage? [READ IN ORDER] (HTYPE)
TOTAL%
1) Plan through your employer 40.5
2) Plan through your spouse's employer 14.1
3) Plan you purchased yourself 8.1
4) Medicare 18.3
5) Medicaid 5.6
6) Some other government program 4.7
7) Plan through your parents 7.1
8) Somewhere else (VOL.) .5
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 1.1
Missing404 
TOTAL2097100.0
96) Are you currently married, living with a partner, divorced, separated, widowed, or have you never been married? (MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Married 46.5
2) Living with a partner 8
3) Divorced 11.9
4) Separated 2.4
5) Widowed 6.6
6) Never been married 23.7
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.) .8
TOTAL2501100.0
97) Which of the following best describes your SPOUSE'S current employment situation? (EMPLOY2)
TOTAL%
1) Employed full-time 53.4
2) Employed part-time 8
3) Retired 21.2
4) A homemaker 7.6
5) A student 1.2
6) Unemployed but looking for work 2.7
7) Unemployed and not looking for work 2.6
8) Disabled (VOL.) 2.4
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.) .9
Missing1252 
TOTAL1249100.0
98) Are you the parent or guardian of any children under the age of 18 now living in your household? (PARENT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes 28.3
2) No 71
9) Don't know .7
TOTAL2501100.0
99) Last year, that is in 2011, what was your total family income from all sources, before taxes? (INCOME)
TOTAL%
1) Less than $30,000 27
2) 30 to under $50,000 20.3
3) 50 to under $75,000 16
4) 75 to under $100,000 11.1
5) 100 to under $150,000 8
6) 150 to under $200,000 2.7
7) Over $200,000 2.5
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 12.4
TOTAL2501100.0
100) Your response to this question is very important and anything you say will be completely confidential. With that in mind, could you just say whether your total family income from all sources is above of below $75,000? (INCREF)
TOTAL%
1) Above $75,000 20.6
2) Below $75,000 37.6
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 41.8
Missing2159 
TOTAL342100.0
101) Do you consider yourself a part of the Tea Party movement, or not? (TPARTY)
TOTAL%
1) Yes 10.7
2) No 81.7
9) Don't know 7.6
TOTAL2501100.0
102) In politics TODAY, do you consider yourself a Republican, Democrat, or Independent? (PARTY)
TOTAL%
1) Republican 24.7
2) Democrat 32.1
3) Independent 37.7
4) No preference (VOL.) 2.3
5) Other party (VOL.) .5
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 2.7
TOTAL2501100.0
103) As of today do you lean more towards the Republican Party or more towards the Democratic Party? (PARTYLN)
TOTAL%
1) Republican 36.1
2) Democrat 38.3
9) Other/Don't know/Refused 25.6
Missing1474 
TOTAL1027100.0
104) In general, would you describe your political views as... (IDEO)
TOTAL%
1) Very conservative 9.5
2) Conservative 28.1
3) Moderate 34.8
4) Liberal, OR 15.9
5) Very liberal? 5.8
9) Don't know/Refused 5.8
TOTAL2501100.0
105) Now thinking about your telephone use... Do you have a working cell phone? (L1)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, have cell phone 76.7
2) No, do not 21.8
9) Don't know/Refused 1.5
Missing1000 
TOTAL1501100.0
106) Does anyone else in your household have a working cell phone? (L2)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, someone in household has cell phone 34.4
2) No 57.3
9) Don't know/Refused 8.3
Missing2268 
TOTAL233100.0
107) Is there at least one telephone INSIDE your home that is currently working and is not a cell phone? (C1)
TOTAL%
1) Yes home telephone 33.6
2) No, home telephone 65
9) Don't know/Refused 1.4
Missing1501 
TOTAL1000100.0
108) How many adults, age 18 and over, currently live in your household INCLUDING YOURSELF? (HH1)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL25012.321.37
109) Final weight (WEIGHT)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL250110.541
110) 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 week 13
2) Once a week 22.4
3) Once or twice a month 15.2
4) A few times a year 18.7
5) Seldom 17.3
6) Never 13.3
Missing26 
TOTAL2475100.0
111) In politics TODAY, do you consider yourself a Republican, Democrat, or Independent? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-PARTYID)
TOTAL%
1) Republican 26.2
2) Democrat 33.9
3) Independent 39.9
Missing133 
TOTAL2368100.0
112) What is your race? Are you white, black, Asian, mixed race or some other race? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-RACE)
TOTAL%
1) White 79.4
2) Black 13.2
3) Other 7.5
Missing261 
TOTAL2240100.0
113) Sex [Recorded by observation] (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-SEX)
TOTAL%
1) Male 48.7
2) Female 51.3
TOTAL2501100.0
114) Last year, that is in 2011, what was your total family income from all sources, before taxes? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-INCOME)
TOTAL%
1) Less than $30,000 30.8
2) 30 to under $50,000 23.2
3) 50 to under $75,000 18.3
4) 75 to under $100,000 12.6
5) 100 to under $150,000 9.1
6) More than $150,000 6
Missing342 
TOTAL2159100.0
115) What is the last grade or class that you completed in school? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-EDUC)
TOTAL%
1) Less than high school 11.9
2) High school graduate (Grade 12 or GED certificate) 30.8
3) Technical or some college 28.6
4) College graduate (B.S., B.A., or other 4-year degree) 18.2
5) Post-graduate training or professional schooling after college 10.5
Missing18 
TOTAL2483100.0