U.S. Religious Knowledge Study, 2010

Data Archive > International Surveys and Data > Multiple Nation Surveys > Codebook


All frequencies are raw numbers (no weights used).
1) Weight variable recommended for use in all analyses (WEIGHT)
2) Unique respondent identification number (RID)
3) What language was this interview conducted in? (LANG)
1) All Spanish
4) Mostly English
5) All English
4) Indicator of whether interview was conducted via landline or cell phone (LANDCELL)
1) Landline
2) Cell
5) Indicator of whether respondent was from fresh sample or recontact sample (SAMPTYPE)
1) Fresh Sample
2) Recontact Sample
6) Interview Date (INT_DATE)
51910)
52010)
52110)
52210)
52310)
52410)
52510)
52610)
52710)
52810)
52910)
53010)
60110)
60210)
60310)
60410)
7) Census region based on self-reported ZIP code (CREGION)
1) East
2) Midwest
3) South
4) West
8) State based on self-reported ZIP code (STATE)
1) Alabama
4) Arizona
5) Arkansas
6) California
8) Colorado
9) Connecticut
10) Delaware
11) Washington DC
12) Florida
13) Georgia
15) Hawaii
16) Idaho
17) Illinois
18) Indiana
19) Iowa
20) Kansas
21) Kentucky
22) Louisiana
23) Maine
24) Maryland
25) Massachusetts
26) Michigan
27) Minnesota
28) Mississippi
29) Missouri
30) Montana
31) Nebraska
32) Nevada
33) New Hampshire
34) New Jersey
35) New Mexico
36) New York
37) North Carolina
38) North Dakota
39) Ohio
40) Oklahoma
41) Oregon
42) Pennsylvania
44) Rhode Island
45) South Carolina
46) South Dakota
47) Tennessee
48) Texas
49) Utah
50) Vermont
51) Virginia
53) Washington
54) West Virginia
55) Wisconsin
56) Wyoming
9) Reltrad1 (RELTRAD1)
1) Christian
500) Jewish
900) Unaffiliated
999) Other/Don't know/Refused
10) Reltrad2 (RELTRAD2)
2) Protestant
100) Catholic
200) Mormon
499) Other Christian
500) Jewish
901) Atheist/Agnostic
902) Unaffiliated-Nothing in particular
999) Other/Don't know/refused
11) Reltrad3 (RELTRAD3)
10) White evangelical Protestant
20) White mainline Protestant
29) Other white Protestant
30) Black Protestant
99) Other Protestant
101) White non-Hispanic Catholic
110) Hispanic Catholic
199) Other Catholic
200) Mormon
499) Other Christian
500) Jewish
901) Atheist/Agnostic
902) Unaffiliated - Nothing in particular
999) Other/Don't know/refused
12) 2. All in all, are you satisfied or dissatisfied with the way things are going in this country today? (QN2)
1) Satisfied
2) Dissatisfied
8) Don't know
9) Refused
13) 3.a And how often would you say you talk with family or friends about science frequently, occasionally, rarely or never? (QN3A)
1) Frequently
2) Occasionally
3) Rarely
4) Never
8) Don't know
9) Refused
14) 3.b And how often would you say you talk with family or friends about history frequently, occasionally, rarely or never? (QN3B)
1) Frequently
2) Occasionally
3) Rarely
4) Never
8) Don't know
15) 3.c And how often would you say you talk with family or friends about politics or other current events frequently, occasionally, rarely or never? (QN3C)
1) Frequently
2) Occasionally
3) Rarely
4) Never
8) Don't know
16) 3.d And how often would you say you talk with family or friends about religion frequently, occasionally, rarely or never? (QN3D)
1) Frequently
2) Occasionally
3) Rarely
4) Never
8) Don't know
9) Refused
17) 4. Can you please tell me the name of the Vice President of the United States? (DO NOT READ, ENTER ONLY) (QN4)
1) Yes, Joe Biden
2) Yes, (incorrect answer, if any other name is given)
8) No, don't know
9) Refused
18) 5. Do you happen to know which political party has a majority in the U.S. House of Representatives? (QN5)
1) Democrats
2) Republicans
3) Other
8) Don't know
9) Refused
19) 7. True or false: Lasers work by focusing sound waves. (QN7)
1) True
2) False
8) Don't know
9) Refused
20) 8. True or false: antibiotics will kill viruses as well as bacteria. (QN8)
1) True
2) False
8) Don't know
9) Refused
21) 9. Which of the following is the name of the series of government programs passed after Franklin D. Roosevelt was President? (QN9)
1) The New Deal
2) The Square Deal
3) The Great Society
8) Don't know
9) Refused
22) 10. Which movement did Susan B. Anthony lead? The movement to...? (QN10)
1) Give women the right to vote
2) Abolish slavery
3) Prohibit alcohol
8) Don't know
9) Refused
23) 11. Who wrote the novel "Moby Dick?" Was it... (QN11)
1) Herman Melville
2) Nathaniel Hawthorne
3) Edith Wharton
4) Stephen King
8) Don't know
24) 15. When does the Jewish Sabbath begin? Does it begin on...? (QN15)
1) Friday
2) Saturday
3) Sunday
8) Don't know
9) Refused
25) 17. Is Ramadan (RAH-muh-don)...? (QN17)
1) The Hindu festival of lights
2) A Jewish day of atonement
3) The Islamic (is-LAHM-ik) holy month
8) Don't know
9) Refused
26) Are you Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish origin such as Mexican, Puerto Rican or Cuban? (HISP4)
1) Yes
2) No
8) Don't know
9) Refused
27) Which of the following describes your race? You can select as many as apply. (RACE1)
1) White
2) Black or African American
3) Asian or Asian American
4) Or some other race
8) Don't know
9) Refused
28) Combining Race (RACECMB)
1) White
2) Black or African-American
3) Asian or Asian-American
4) Mixed race
5) Or some other race
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)
29) Are you currently married, living with a partner, divorced, separated, widowed or have never been married? (MARITAL)
1) Married
2) Living with a partner
3) Divorced
4) Separated
5) Widowed
6) Never been married
8) Don't know
9) Refused
30) 20. What is you 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? (QN20)
1) Protestant (Baptist, Methodist, Non-denominational, Lutheran, Presbyterian, Pentecostal, Episcopalian, Reformed, Church of Christ, Jehovah's Witness, etc.)
2) Roman Catholic (Catholic)
3) Mormon (LDS/Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints)
4) Orthodox (Greek, Russian, or some other orthodox church)
5) Jewish (Judaism)
6) Muslim (Islam)
7) Buddhist
8) Hindu
9) Atheist (do not believe in God)
10) Agnostic (not sure if there is a God)
12) Nothing in particular
13) Christian
14) Unitarian (Universalist)
997) Something else
998) Don't know
999) Refused
31) 21. As far as your present religion, what denomination or church, if any, do you identify with most closely? Just stop me when I get to the right one. Are you...? (QN21)
0) Or none in particular
1) Just a Protestant
11) Baptist
12) Methodist
13) Lutheran
14) Presbyterian
15) Pentecostal (Assemblies of God, Four-Square Gospel)
16) Episcopalian (PRONOUNCE: uh-pisk-uh-PALE-yun) or Anglican
17) Church of Christ, or Disciples of Christ (Christian Church)
18) Congregational or United Church of Christ
19) Holiness (Nazarenes, Wesleyan Church, Salvation Army)
20) Reformed (include Reformed Church in America; Christian Reformed)
21) Church of God
22) Nondenominational or Independent Church
115) Jehovah's Witness
116) Seventh-Day Adventist
117) Just a Christian
997) Something else
998) Don't know
999) Refused
70097) Name of Congregation
32) 21.a Which of the following Baptist churches, if any, do you identify with most closely? The Southern Baptist Convention, the American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A., and independent Baptist church, or some other Baptist Church? (QN21A)
23) Southern Baptist Convention
24) American Baptist Churches in USA
25) Independent Baptist
26) Baptist General Conference
27) Baptist Missionary Association
29) Free Will Baptist
30) General Association of Regular Baptists
996) Baptist not further specified (just a Baptist)
997) Other Baptist
998) Don't know
70097) Name of Congregation
33) 21b. Which of the following Baptist churches, if any, do you identify with most closely? The National Baptist Convention, the Progressive Baptist Convention, or some other Baptist church? (QN21B)
23) Southern Baptist Convention
24) American Baptist Churches in USA
25) Independent Baptist
27) Baptist Missionary Association
30) General Association of Regular Baptists
31) National Baptist Convention
32) Progressive Baptist Convention
996) Baptist not further specified (just a Baptist)
997) Other Baptist
998) Don't know
70097) Name of Congregation
34) 21c. Which of the following Methodist churches, if any, do you identify with most closely? The United Methodist Church, Free Methodist Church, or some other Methodist Church? (QN21C)
33) United Methodist Church
34) Free Methodist Church
996) Methodist not further specified (just a Methodist)
997) Other Methodist Church
998) Don't know
999) Refused
35) 21d. Which of the following Methodist churches, if any, do you identify with most closely? The African Methodist Episcopal Church, the African Methodist Episcopal Church Zion, the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, or some other Methodist church? (QN21D)
33) United Methodist Church
36) African Methodist Episcopal
37) African Methodist Episcopal Zion
38) Christian Methodist Episcopal Church
996) Methodist not further specified (just a Methodist)
999) Refused
36) 21e. Which of the following kinds of nondenominational churches, if any, do you identify with most closely? An evangelical church, fundamentalist church, charismatic church, Inter-denominational church or some other kind of church? (QN21E)
39) Nondenominational evangelical
40) Nondenominational fundamentalist
41) Nondenominational charismatic
42) Interdenominational
43) Community church
996) Nondenominational not further specified (just nondenominational/independent)
997) Other
998) Don't know
999) Refused
70097) Name of Congregation
37) 21f. Which of the following Lutheran churches, if any, do you identify with most closely? The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod (SIN-id) or some other Lutheran church? (QN21F)
44) Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA)
45) Lutheran Church, Missouri Synod
46) Lutheran Church, Wisconsin Synod
996) Lutheran not further specified (just a Lutheran)
997) Other Lutheran Church
998) Don't know
70097) Name of Congregation
38) 21g. Which of the following Presbyterian Churches, if any, do you identify with most closely? The Presbyterian Church U.S.A., Presbyterian Church in America, or some other Presbyterian church? (QN21G)
47) Presbyterian Church USA
48) Presbyterian Church in America
51) Orthodox Presbyterian
996) Presbyterian not further specified (just a Presbyterian)
997) Other Presbyterian Church
998) Don't know
999) Refused
70097) Name of Congregation
39) 21h. Which of the following Pentecostal churches, if any, do you identify with most closely? The Assemblies of God, Church of God Cleveland Tennessee, or some other church? (QN21H)
52) Assemblies of God
53) Church of God Cleveland TN
54) Four Square Gospel (or Four Square)
55) Pentecostal Church of God
57) Church of God in Christ
996) Pentecostal not further specified (just a Pentecostal)
997) Other Pentecostal Church
998) Don't know
999) Refused
70097) Name of Congregation
40) 21i. Which of the following Pentecostal churches, if any, do you identify with most closely? The Church of God in Christ, Church of God of the Apostolic (Ah-puh-STOL-ik) Faith, or some other church? (QN21I)
54) Four Square Gospel (or Four Square)
56) Pentecostal Holiness Church
57) Church of God in Christ
58) Church of God of the Apostolic Faith
996) Pentecostal not further specified (just a Pentecostal)
997) Other Pentecostal Church
998) Don't know
41) 21j. Which of the following Episcopalian (uh-pisk-uh-PALE-yun) or Anglican Churches, if any, do you identify with most closely? The Episcopal (uh-PISK-uh-pull) Church in the USA, the Anglican Church, or some other church? (QN21J)
60) Episcopal Church in the USA
61) Anglican Church (Church of England)
995) Episcopalian not further specified (just Episcopalian)
998) Don't know
42) 21k. Which of the following Christian churches, if any, do you identify with most closely? The Church of Christ, Disciples of Christ, or some other church? (QN21K)
13) I am just a Christian
64) Church of Christ
65) Disciples of Christ
66) Christian Churches and Churches of Christ
67) United Church of Christ
68) Nondenominational Christian Church
996) Christian Church not further specified
998) Don't know
43) 21l. Which of the following congregational churches, if any, do you identify with most closely? The United Church of Christ, Conservative Congregational Christian, or some other church? (QN21L)
67) United Church of Christ
69) Conservative Congregational Christian
996) Congregational not further specified (just Congregationalist/Church of Christ)
997) Other Congregational
70097) Name of Congregation
44) 21m. Which of the following Holiness churches, if any, do you identify with most closely? The Church of the Nazarene (na-zuh-REEN), the Wesleyan (WES-lee-un) Church, the Free Methodist Church, or something else? (QN21M)
70) Church of the Nazarene
71) Wesleyan Church
73) Christian and Missionary Alliance - alliance
74) Church of God (Anderson, Indiana)
75) Salvation Army, American Rescue workers
996) Holiness not further specified (just Holiness)
997) Other Holiness
998) Don't know
70097) Name of Congregation
45) 21n. Which of the following Reformed churches, if any, do you identify with most closely? The Reformed Church in America, the Christian Reformed Church, or some other church? (QN21N)
76) Reformed Church in America
77) Christian Reformed Church
996) Reformed not further specified (just Reformed)
997) Other Reformed
998) Don't know
70097) Name of Congregation
46) 21o. Which of the following Churches of God, if any, do you identify with most closely? The Church of God Anderson Indiana, Church of God Cleveland Tennessee, or some other church? (QN21O)
53) Church of God Cleveland, Tennessee
74) Church of God Anderson, Indiana
998) Don't know
999) Refused
47) 21p. Which of the following Churches of God, if any, do you identify with most closely? The Church of God in Christ, the Church of God of the Apostolic (Ah-puh-STOL-ik) Faith, or some other church? (QN21P)
57) Church of God in Christ
48) 21q. Which of the following Mormon churches, if any, do you identify with most closely? The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the Community of Christ, or some other church? (QN21Q)
79) The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
80) Community of Christ
996) Mormon not further specified (just a Mormon)
997) Other Mormon
49) 21r. Which of the following Orthodox churches, if any, do you identify with most closely? The Greek Orthodox Church, Russian Orthodox, Orthodox Church in America, or some other church? (QN21R)
81) Greek Orthodox
82) Russian Orthodox
83) Orthodox Church in America
998) Don't know
50) 21s. Which Jewish group do you identify with most closely? Reform, Conservative, Orthodox or something else? (QN21S)
87) Reform
88) Conservative
89) Orthodox
90) Reconstructionist
120) Culturally Jewish
996) Jewish not further specified (just Jewish)
997) Other
998) Don't know
999) Refused
51) 21t. Which of the following Muslim groups, of any, do you identify with most closely? Sunni (SOON-e), Shia (SHE-ah) or something else? (QN21T)
91) Sunni
92) Shia
93) Nation of Islam (Black Muslim)
996) Muslim not further specified (just a Muslim)
997) Other Muslim
998) Don't know
52) 21u. Which of the following Buddhist groups, if any, do you identify with most closely? Theravada [such as Vipassana], Mahayana Buddhism (such as zen), Vajrayana Buddhism (such as Tibetan), or something else? (QN21U)
94) Theravada (Vipassana) Buddhism
95) Mahayana (Zen) Buddhism
96) Vajrayana (Tibetan) Buddhism
996) Buddhist not further specified (just a Buddhist)
997) Other Buddhist
998) Don't know
53) 21v. Which of the following Hindu groups, of any, do you identify with most closely? Vaishnava (VAISH-nuh-vuh) Hinduism or Shaivite (SHAI-vite) Hinduism, or something else? (QN21V)
197) Vaishnava Hinduism
996) Hindu not further specified (just Hindu)
997) Other Hindu
54) Would you describe yourself as born-again or evangelical Christian, or not? (BORN)
1) Yes
2) No
8) Don't know
9) Refused
85) Undesignated
55) 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)
1) More than once a week
2) Once a week
3) Once or twice a month
4) A few times a year
5) Seldom
6) Never
8) Don't know
9) Refused
56) 25. How important is religion in your life-very important, somewhat important, not too important, or not important? (QN25)
1) Very important
2) Somewhat important
3) Not too important
4) Not at all important
8) Don't know
9) Refused
57) 26. Do you believe in God or a universal spirit, or not? (QN26)
1) Yes
2) No
3) Other
8) Don't know
9) Refused
58) 27. How certain are you about this belief? Are you absolutely certain, fairly certain, not too certain, or not at all certain? (QN27)
1) Absolutely certain
2) Fairly certain
3) Not too certain
4) Not at all certain
8) Don't know
9) Refused
59) 28. [If Christian, unaffiliated, or don't know/refused, "The Bible" is used. If Jewish, "The Hebrew Scriptures" is used. If Muslim, "The Koran" is used. If other faith, "The Holy Scripture" is used.] Which comes closest to your view? (QN28)
1) (BOOK) the word of God
2) (BOOK) written by men and not the word of God
3) Other
8) Don't know
9) Refused
60) 29. And would you say that...? (QN29)
1) (BOOK) to be taken literally, word for word
2) Not everything in (BOOK) should be taken literally
3) Other
8) Don't know
9) Refused
61) 34a. How often do you... Read scripture outside of religious services? (QN34A)
1) More than once a week
2) Once a week
3) Once or twice a month
4) A few times a year
5) Seldom, or
6) Never
8) Don't know
9) Refused
62) 34b. How often do you... Read other books or visit websites about your religion? (QN34B)
1) More than once a week
2) Once a week
3) Once or twice a month
4) A few times a year
5) Seldom, or
6) Never
8) Don't know
9) Refused
63) 34c. How often do you... Read books or visit websites about other religions? (QN34C)
1) More than once a week
2) Once a week
3) Once or twice a week
4) A few times a year
5) Seldom, or
6) Never
8) Don't know
9) Refused
64) 34d. How often do you... Read other books or visit websites about religion? (QN34D)
1) More than once a week
2) Once a week
3) Once or twice a month
4) A few times a year
5) Seldom, or
6) Never
8) Don't know
9) Refused
85) Undesignated
65) And what is your (spouse's/partner's) religion, if any? Are they Protestant, Roman Catholic, Mormon, Orthodox such as Greek or Russian Orthodox, Jewish, Muslim, Buddhist, Hindu, atheist, agnostic, something else, or nothing in particular? (SPREL)
0) Nothing in particular
1) Protestant (Baptist, Methodist, Non-denominational, Lutheran, Presbyterian, Pentecostal, Episcopalian, Reformed, Church of Christ, Jehovah's witness, etc.)
2) Roman Catholic (Catholic)
3) Mormon (LDS/Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints)
4) Orthodox (Greek, Russian, or some other orthodox church)
5) Jewish (Judaism)
6) Muslim (Islam)
7) Buddhist
8) Hindu
9) Atheist (do not believe in God)
10) Agnostic (not sure if there is a God)
13) Christian
14) Unitarian (Universalist)
90) Same religion as me
997) Something else
998) Don't know
999) Refused
66) 34aa. Which comes closer to your view? (QN34AA)
1) Humans and other living things have evolved over time
2) Humans and other living things have existed in their present form since the beginning of time
8) Don't know
9) Refused
67) 35. Do you happen to know which of these is the king of gods in ancient Greek mythology? (QN35)
1) Zeus
2) Mars
3) Apollo (Uh-PAHL-oh)
8) Don't know
9) Refused
68) 36. Do you happen to know the name of the holy book of Islam (is-LAHM)? (QN36)
1) Yes, the Koran
2) Yes, (incorrect answer)
8) No/Don't know
9) No/Refused
69) 37a. Which of these religions aims at nirvana, the state of being free from suffering? (QN37A)
1) Islam (is-LAHM)
2) Buddhism
3) Hinduism
8) Don't know
9) Refused
70) 37b. In which religion are Vishnu and Shiva (SHEE-va) central figures? (QN37B)
1) Islam (is-LAHM)
2) Hinduism
3) Taoism (DOW-ism)
8) Don't know
9) Refused
71) 38a. Is an atheist someone who believes in God, someone who does NOT believe in God, or someone who is unsure of whether God exists? (QN38A)
1) Someone who believes in God
2) Someone who does NOT believe in God
3) Someone who is unsure whether God exists
8) Don't know
9) Refused
72) 38b. And is an agnostic someone who believes in God, someone who does NOT believe in god, or someone who is unsure whether God exists? (QN38B)
1) Someone who believes in God
2) Someone who does NOT believe in God
3) Someone who is unsure whether God exists
8) Don't know
9) Refused
73) 39. What is the first book of the Bible? (QN39)
1) Genesis
2) Incorrect
8) Don't know
9) Refused
74) QN40 Number of Gospels named correctly (QN40)
1) All four named correctly
2) 1-3 named correctly
3) None named correctly
9) (DO NOT READ) Don't know/refused
75) 41. Where, according to the Bible, was Jesus born? (QN41)
1) Bethlehem
2) Jericho
3) Jerusalem
4) Nazareth
8) Don't know
9) Refused
76) 42. When was the Mormon religion founded? (QN42)
1) Before the year 1200 A.D.
2) Between 1200 and 1800
3) Sometime after 1800
8) Don't know
9) Refused
77) 43. The Book of Mormon tells the story of Jesus Christ appearing to people in what area of the world? (QN43)
1) The Americas
2) Middle East
3) Asia
8) Don't know
9) Refused
78) 44. Which of the following best describes Catholic teaching about the bread and wine used for communion? (QN44)
1) The bread and wine actually become the body and blood of Jesus Christ, or
2) The bread and wine are symbols of the body and blood of Jesus Christ
3) Other
8) Don't know
9) Refused
79) 45. Which of these religious groups traditionally teaches that salvation comes through faith alone? (QN45)
1) Only Protestants
2) Only Catholics
3) Both Protestants and Catholics
4) Neither Protestants nor Catholics
8) Don't know
9) Refused
80) 46. Please tell me which of the following is NOT one of the Ten Commandments: (QN46)
1) Do not commit adultery
2) Do unto others as you would have them do unto you
3) Do not steal
4) Keep the Sabbath holy
5) All are in the Ten Commandments
8) Don't know
9) Refused
81) 47a. Which Bible figure is most closely associated with... Remaining obedient to God despite suffering? Is it...? (QN47A)
1) Job (Jobe)
2) Elijah (uh-LIE-jah)
3) Moses
4) Abraham
8) Don't know
9) Refused
82) 47c. Which Bible figure is most closely associated with... Leading the exodus from Egypt? Is it...? (QN47C)
1) Job (Jobe)
2) Elijah (uh-LIE-jah)
3) Moses
4) Abraham
8) Don't know
9) Refused
83) 47d. Which Bible figure is most closely associated with... Willingness to sacrifice his son for God? Is it...? (QN47D)
1) Job (Jobe)
2) Elijah (uh-LIE-jah)
3) Moses
4) Abraham
8) Don't know
9) Refused
84) 48a. Would you tell me if Mother Teresa was... (QN48A)
1) Catholic
2) Jewish
3) Buddhist
4) Mormon
5) Hindu
6) Other
8) Don't know
9) Refused
85) 48b. Would you tell me if The Dalai Lama is... (QN48B)
1) Catholic
2) Jewish
3) Buddhist
4) Mormon
5) Hindu
6) Other
8) Don't know
9) Refused
86) 48c. Would you tell me if Joseph Smith was... (QN48C)
1) Catholic
2) Jewish
3) Buddhist
4) Mormon
5) Hindu
6) Other
8) Don't know
9) Refused
87) 48d. Would you tell me if Maimonides (my-MON-eh-deez) was... (QN48D)
1) Catholic
2) Jewish
3) Buddhist
4) Mormon
5) Hindu
6) Other
8) Don't know
9) Refused
88) 49. Which of the following statements best describes what the U.S. Constitution says about religion? (QN49)
1) Christianity should be given special emphasis by the government
2) The government shall neither establish a religion nor interfere with the practice of religion, or
3) The Constitution does not say anything one way or the other about religion
8) Don't know
9) Refused
89) 50a. According to rulings by the U.S. Supreme Court, is a public school teacher permitted to lead a class in prayer, or not? (QN50A)
1) Yes, permitted
2) No, not permitted
8) Don't know
9) Refused
90) 50b. According to rulings by the U.S. Supreme Court, is a public school teacher permitted to read from the Bible as an example of literature, or not? (QN50B)
1) Yes, permitted
2) No, not permitted
8) Don't know
9) Refused
91) 50c. According to rulings by the U.S. Supreme Court, is a public school teacher permitted to offer a class comparing world religions, or not? (QN50C)
1) Yes, permitted
2) No, not permitted
8) Don't know
9) Refused
92) 51. Thinking about when you were a child, in what religion were you raised, if any? Were you Protestant, Roman Catholic, Mormon, Orthodox such as Greek or Russian Orthodox, Jewish, Muslim, Buddhist, Hindu, atheist, agnostic, something else or nothing? (QN51)
0) Nothing in particular
1) Protestant (Baptist, Methodist, Non-denominational, Lutheran, Presbyterian, Pentecostal, Episcopalian, Reformed, Church of Christ, Jehovah's Witness, etc.)
2) Roman Catholic (Catholic)
3) Mormon (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints/LDS)
4) Orthodox (Greek, Russian, or some other orthodox church)
5) Jewish (Judaism)
6) Muslim (Islam)
7) Buddhist
8) Hindu
9) Atheist (do not believe in God)
10) Agnostic (not sure if there is a God)
13) Christian
14) Unitarian (Universalist)
997) Something else
998) Don't know
999) Refused
93) 52. When you were growing up, did you attend public or private school? (QN52)
1) Public
2) Private
3) Both
4) Home schooled
8) Don't know
9) Refused
94) 52a. And was that a religious private school or not a religious private school? (QN52A)
1) Religious
2) Not religious
3) Both
8) Don't know
9) Refused
95) 53. When you were growing up, about how often did you attend religious education classes or participate in religious groups for young people? Would you say...? (QN53)
1) More than once a week
2) Once a week
3) Once or twice a week
4) A few times a year
5) Seldom, or
6) Never
8) Don't know
9) Refused
96) 55a. Do you happen to know what religion most people in India consider themselves? Is that...? (QN55A)
1) Buddhist
2) Hindu
3) Muslim
4) Christian
5) Divided
8) Don't know
9) Refused
97) 55b. Do you happen to know what religion most people in Indonesia consider themselves? Is that...? (QN55B)
1) Buddhist
2) Hindu
3) Muslim
4) Christian
5) Divided
8) Don't know
9) Refused
98) 55d. Do you happen to know what religion most people in Pakistan consider themselves? Is that...? (QN55D)
1) Buddhist
2) Hindu
3) Muslim
4) Christian
5) Divided
8) Don't know
9) Refused
99) 60. What was the name of the person whose writings and actions inspired the Protestant Reformation (ref-er-MAY-shun)? (QN60)
1) Martin Luther
2) Thomas Aquinas (uhk-WHY-ness)
3) John Wesley
8) Don't know
9) Refused
100) 61. Which of these people developed the theory of evolution by natural selection? (QN61)
1) Charles Darwin
2) Sigmund Freud
3) Clarence Darrow (DAH-roh)
8) Don't know
9) Refused
101) 62. And which of these court trials focused on whether evolution could be taught in public schools? (QN62)
1) The Scopes trail
2) The Salem witch trials
3) Brown versus Board of Education
8) Don't know
9) Refused
102) 63. Which of these preachers participated in the period of religious activity know as the First Great Awakening? (QN63)
1) Jonathan Edwards
2) Charles Finney
3) Billy Graham
8) Don't know
9) Refused
103) What is your age? (AGE)
104) What is the last grade or class that you completed in school? (EDUC)
1) None, or grade 1-8
2) High school incomplete (Grades 9-11)
3) High school graduate (Grade 12 or GED certificate)
4) Technical, trade, or vocational school AFTER high school
5) Some college, associate degree, no 4-year degree
6) College graduate (B.S., B.A., or other 4-year degree)
7) Post-graduate training or professional schooling after college (e.g., toward a master's Degree or Ph.D.; law or medical school)
8) Don't know
9) Refused
105) 64. Have you ever taken any college-level religion courses or not? (QN64)
1) Yes
2) No
8) Don't know
106) How many adults, 18 or over, currently live in your household, including yourself? (HH1ADULT)
1) One
2) Two
3) Three or more
98) Don't know
99) Refused
107) Last year, that is in 2009, what was your total family income from all sources, before taxes? Just stop me when I get to the right category. (INCOME)
1) Less than $10,000
2) 10 to under $20,000
3) 20 to under $30,000
4) 30 to under $40,000
5) 40 to under $50,000
6) 50 to under $75,000
7) 75 to under $100,000
8) 100 to under $150,000
9) $150,000 or more
98) Don't know
99) Refused
108) In politics TODAY, do you consider yourself a Republican, Democrat, or Independent? (PARTY)
1) Republican
2) Democrat
3) Independent
4) No preference
5) Other party
8) Don't know
9) Refused
109) As of today do you lean more to the Republican Party or more to the Democratic Party? (PARTYIN)
1) Republican
2) Democrat
3) Other
8) Don't know
9) Refused
110) In general, would you describe your political views as...? (IDEO)
1) Very conservative
2) Conservative
3) Moderate
4) Liberal, OR
5) Very liberal?
8) Don't know
9) Refused
111) Were you born in the United States or in another country? (USBORN1)
1) Yes, born in U.S.
2) No, some other country
3) Puerto Rico
4) Other U.S. territories (including Guam, Samoa, U.S. Virgin Islands)
8) Don't know
9) Refused
112) Were both of your parents born in the United States, or not? (USBORN2)
1) Yes, both parents born in the U.S.
2) No, one or both parents born in another country
8) Don't know
9) Refused
113) 65. How many children have you ever had? Please count all your biological children who were born alive at any time in your life. (QN65)
0) None
1) One
2) Two
3) Three or more
98) Don't know
99) Refused
114) Now thinking about your telephone use... Do you have a working cell phone? (L1)
1) Yes, have a cell phone
2) No, do not
8) Don't know
9) Refused
115) L1a. Does anyone in your household have a working cell phone? (QNLL1A)
1) Yes, someone in the household has a cell phone
2) No
8) Don't know
9) Refused
116) L2. Of all the telephone calls that you receive, do you get...? (L2)
1) All or almost all calls on a cell phone
2) Some on a cell phone and some on a regular home phone
3) All or almost all calls on a regular home phone
8) Don't know
117) L3. Now thinking about all the people in your household, including yourself, of all the telephone calls that your household receives, are...? (QNL3)
1) All or almost all calls on a cell phone
2) Some on a cell phone and some on a regular home phone
3) All or almost all calls on a regular home phone
8) Don't know
9) Refused
118) C1. 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? (QNC1)
1) Yes, home telephone
2) No home telephone
8) Don't know
9) Refused
119) C2. Of all the telephone calls that you receive, do you...? (QNC2)
1) All or almost all calls on a cell phone
2) Some on a cell phone and some on a regular home phone
3) All or almost all calls on a regular home phone
9) Refused
120) C3. Now thinking about all the people in your household, including yourself, of all the telephone calls that your household receives, are...? (QNC3)
1) All or almost all calls on a cell phone
2) Some on a cell phone and some on a regular home phone
3) All or almost all calls on a regular home phone
9) Refused
121) I-AGE: What is your age? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-AGE)
1) 18-24
2) 25-34
3) 35-44
4) 45-64
5) 65+
122) I-REGION: Census region based on self-reported ZIP code (for use with online analysis) (I-REGION)
1) East
2) Midwest
3) South
4) West
123) I-EDUC: What is the last grade or class that you completed in school? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-EDUC)
1) None, or grade 1-8
2) High school incomplete (Grades 9-11)
3) High school graduate (Grade 12 or GED certificate)
4) Some college, associate degree, no 4-year degree (or Technical, trade, or vocational school AFTER high school)
5) College graduate (B.S., B.A., or other 4-year degree)
6) Post-graduate training or professional schooling after college (e.g., toward a master's Degree or Ph.D.; law or medical school)
124) I-POLITICS: In general, would you describe your political views as…? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-POLITICS)
1) Very conservative
2) Conservative
3) Moderate
4) Liberal, OR
5) Very liberal?
125) I-RELIGION: Reltrad2 (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-RELIGION)
1) Protestant
2) Catholic
3) Other Christian
4) Other religion
5) Atheist/Agnostic
6) Unaffiliated-Nothing in particular