U.S. Religious Landscape Survey - Alaska and Hawaii Dataset

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All frequencies are raw numbers (no weights used).
1) Sample weight for all landline respondents (Recommended for use in all analyses) (WEIGHT)
2) Unique ID (PSRAID)
3) Interview date (INT_DATE)
31308)
31408)
31508)
31608)
31708)
31808)
31908)
32008)
32108)
32208)
32308)
32408)
32508)
32608)
32708)
32808)
32908)
33008)
4) Language of interview (LANG)
1) English
5) Type of sample used (TYPE)
1) RDD
6) Census region (CREGION)
4) West
7) State from FIPS (STATE)
2) Alaska
15) Hawaii
8) Community type - alpha (USR)
9) Community type - numeric (USR1)
1) Urban
2) Suburban
3) Rural
10) Form split (FORM)
1) Form A
2) Form B
11) Population density (quintiles) (DENSITY3)
1) Lowest
2) 2
4) 4
12) All in all, are you satisfied or dissatisfied with the way things are going in this country today? (Q1)
1) Satisfied
2) Dissatisfied
9) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)
13) IF SATISFIED OR DISSATISFIED (1,2 IN Q.1) ASK: Would you say that's very [satisfied/dissatisfied] or just somewhat [satisfied/dissatisfied]? (Q1A)
1) Very
2) Somewhat
9) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)
14) All in all, are you satisfied or dissatisfied with the way things are going in your personal life? (Q2)
1) Satisfied
2) Dissatisfied
9) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)
15) IF SATISFIED OR DISSATISFIED (1,2 IN Q.2) ASK: Would you say that's very [satisfied/dissatisfied] or just somewhat [satisfied/dissatisfied]? (Q2A)
1) Very
2) Somewhat
9) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)
16) Next, please tell me how satisfied you are with the following things. (First/next), how satisfied are you with your standard of living -- what you can do or buy? (Q3A)
1) Very satisfied
2) Somewhat satisfied
3) Somewhat dissatisfied
4) Very dissatisfied
9) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)
17) Next, please tell me how satisfied you are with the following things. (First/next), how satisfied are you with your family life? (Q3B)
1) Very satisfied
2) Somewhat satisfied
3) Somewhat dissatisfied
4) Very dissatisfied
9) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)
18) Next, please tell me how satisfied you are with the following things. (First/next), how satisfied are you with the way the political system is working in this country? (Q3C)
1) Very satisfied
2) Somewhat satisfied
3) Somewhat dissatisfied
4) Very dissatisfied
9) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)
19) Next, please tell me how satisfied you are with the following things. (First/next), how satisfied are you with your personal safety from things like crime and terrorism? (Q3D)
1) Very satisfied
2) Somewhat satisfied
3) Somewhat dissatisfied
4) Very dissatisfied
9) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)
20) Now I'm going to read you a few pairs of statements. For each pair, tell me whether the FIRST statement or the SECOND statement comes closer to your own views -- even if neither is exactly right. (Q5A)
1) The government should do more to protect morality in society
2) I worry the government is getting too involved in the issue
3) Neither/Both equally (Vol.)
9) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)
21) Now I'm going to read you a few pairs of statements. For each pair, tell me whether the FIRST statement or the SECOND statement comes closer to your own views -- even if neither is exactly right. (Q5B)
1) Homosexuality is a way of life that should be accepted by society
2) Homosexuality is a way of life that should be discouraged by society
3) Neither/Both equally (Vol.)
9) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)
22) Now I'm going to read you a few pairs of statements. For each pair, tell me whether the FIRST statement or the SECOND statement comes closer to your own views -- even if neither is exactly right. (Q5C)
1) Most people who want to get ahead can make it if they're willing to work hard
2) Hard work and determination are no guarantee of success for most people
3) Neither/Both equally (Vol.)
9) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)
23) Now I'm going to read you a few pairs of statements. For each pair, tell me whether the FIRST statement or the SECOND statement comes closer to your own views -- even if neither is exactly right. (Q5D)
1) The government should do more to help needy Americans, even if it means going deeper into debt
2) The government today can't afford to do much more to help the needy
3) Neither/Both equally (Vol.)
9) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)
24) Now I'm going to read you a few pairs of statements. For each pair, tell me whether the FIRST statement or the SECOND statement comes closer to your own views -- even if neither is exactly right. (Q5E)
1) Stricter environmental laws and regulations cost too many jobs and hurt the economy
2) Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost
3) Neither/Both equally (Vol.)
9) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)
25) Now I'm going to read you a few pairs of statements. For each pair, tell me whether the FIRST statement or the SECOND statement comes closer to your own views -- even if neither is exactly right. (Q5F)
1) The best way to ensure peace is through military strength
2) Good diplomacy is the best way to ensure peace
3) Neither/Both equally (Vol.)
9) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)
26) Now I'm going to read you a few pairs of statements. For each pair, tell me whether the FIRST statement or the SECOND statement comes closer to your own views -- even if neither is exactly right. (Q5G)
1) It's best for the future of our country to be active in world affairs
2) We should pay less attention to problems overseas and concentrate on problems here at home
3) Neither/Both equally (Vol.)
9) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)
27) If you had to choose, would you rather have a smaller government providing fewer services, or a bigger government providing more services? (Q6)
1) Smaller government, less services
2) Bigger government, more services
3) Depends (Vol.)
9) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)
28) On another subject, do you think abortion should be . . . (Q7)
1) Legal in all cases
2) Legal in most cases
3) Illegal in most cases
4) Illegal in all cases
9) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)
29) Some people seem to follow what's going on in government and public affairs most of the time, whether there's an election or not. Others aren't that interested. Would you say you follow what's going on in government and public affairs . . . (Q8)
1) Most of the time
2) Some of the time
3) Only now and then
4) Hardly at all
9) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)
30) [IF DON'T FOLLOW POLITICS (Q.8=4,9), INSERT: When you do think about; IF FOLLOW POLITICS (Q.8=1-3), INSERT When you think about] government and public affairs, which of the following factors most influences your thinking? Would you say it's . . . (Q8A)
1) Your personal experience
2) The views of your friends and family
3) What you have seen or read in the media
4) Your religious beliefs
5) Your education
6) Something else
9) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)
31) In your opinion, should churches and other houses of worship keep out of political matters - or should they express their views on day-to-day social and political questions? (Q9)
1) Should keep out
2) Should express views
9) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)
32) Now, as I read some statements on a few different topics, please tell me if you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree or completely disagree with each one. I often feel that my values are threatened by Hollywood and the entertainment industry. (Q10A)
1) Completely agree
2) Mostly agree
3) Mostly disagree
4) Completely disagree
9) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)
33) There are clear and absolute standards for what is right and wrong. (Q10B)
1) Completely agree
2) Mostly agree
3) Mostly disagree
4) Completely disagree
9) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)
34) Evolution is the best explanation for the origins of human life on earth. (Q10C)
1) Completely agree
2) Mostly agree
3) Mostly disagree
4) Completely disagree
9) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)
35) When it comes to questions of right and wrong, which of the following do you look to most for guidance? Would you say . . . (Q10D)
1) Religious teachings and beliefs
2) Philosophy and reason
3) Practical experience and common sense
4) Scientific information
9) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)
36) Are you currently married, living with a partner, divorced, separated, widowed, or have you never been married? (MARITAL)
1) Married
2) Living with a partner
3) Divorced
4) Separated
5) Widowed
6) Never been married
9) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)
37) Are you, yourself, of Hispanic origin or descent, such as Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban, or some other Spanish background? (HISP)
1) Yes
2) No
9) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)
38) [INTERVIEWER: IF RESPONDENT ANSWERED 1 ‘HISPANIC' IN HISP, ASK: Are you white Hispanic, black Hispanic, or some other race? IF NON-HISPANIC ASK:] What is your race? Are you white, black, Asian or Pacific Islander, American Indian or Alaska Native, or some other race? (RACE)
1) White
2) Black
3) Asian or Pacific Islander (Hawaiian Native)
4) American Indian or Alaska Native/Other/mixed race
9) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)
39) 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? INTERVIEWER: IF R VOLUNTEERS "nothing in particular, none, no religion, etc." BEFORE REACHING END OF LIST, PROMPT WITH: "and would you say that's atheist, agnostic, or just nothing in particular?"] THOSE ANSWERING "SOMETHING ELSE" WERE ASKED TO SPECIFY AFFILIATION; VERBATIM RESPONSES WERE RECORDED BY INTERVIEWER AND BACKCODED BY FORUM ANALYSTS (Q16)
1) Protestant
2) Roman 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)
12) Nothing in particular
13) Christian (Vol.)
14) Unitarian (Universalist) (Vol.)
16) Mixed Christian and non-Christian (Vol.)
21) Native American Religions (Vol.)
31) Wicca (Wiccan) (Vol.)
36) Eclectic, "a bit of everything," own beliefs (Vol.)
40) Spiritual but not religious (Vol.)
99) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)
40017) Jehovah's Witness (Vol.)
40) IF SOMETHING ELSE OR DK/REF (Q.16 = 11, 99) ASK: Do you think of yourself as a Christian or not? {for religion back-coding purposes only} IF R NAMED A NON-CHRISTIAN RELIGION IN PREVIOUS QUESTION (e.g. Native American, Wiccan, Pagan, etc.), DO NOT READ (ENTER "NO" CODE 2) (CHR)
2) No
9) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)
41) IF PROTESTANT OR CHRISTIAN UNSPECIFIED OR SOMETHING ELSE/CHRISTIAN (Q.16=1, 13 OR {Q.16=11 AND CHR=1}), ASK: 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 Baptist, Methodist, Lutheran, Presbyterian, Pentecostal, Episcopalian or Anglican, Church of Christ or Disciples of Christ, Congregational or United Church of Christ, Holiness, Reformed, Church of God, nondenominational or independent church, something else or none in particular? (Q17)
1) Baptist
2) Methodist
3) Nondenominational or independent church
4) Lutheran
5) Presbyterian
6) Pentecostal (Assemblies of God, Four-Square Gospel)
7) Episcopalian or Anglican
8) Church of Christ, or Disciples of Christ (Christian Church)
9) Congregational or United Church of Christ
10) Holiness (Nazarenes, Wesleyan Church, Salvation Army)
15) Just a Protestant (Vol.)
16) Just a Christian (Vol.)
17) Or none in particular
18) Seventh-Day Adventist (Vol.)
27) Mennonite (not further specified) (Vol.)
30) Evangelical (Vol.)
52) Bible, Gospel, Missionary churches (Vol.)
53) "Fundamentalist" not further specified (Vol.)
94) Not interpretable (Vol.)
95) Name of congregation (Vol.)
42) IF BAPTIST AND NON-BLACK (Q.17=1 & RACE=1, 3-9), ASK: 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., an independent Baptist church, or some other Baptist church? (Q17A)
1) Southern Baptist Convention
2) American Baptist Churches in USA
3) Independent Baptist
5) Baptist Missionary Association (Vol.)
8) General Association of Regular Baptists (Vol.)
95) Name of congregation (Vol.)
97) Baptist, not further specified (just a Baptist) (Vol.)
43) IF BAPTIST AND BLACK (Q.17=1 AND RACE=2), ASK: 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? (Q17B)
99) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)
44) IF METHODIST AND NON-BLACK (Q.17=2 AND RACE=1, 3-9), ASK: 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? (Q17C)
1) United Methodist Church
97) Methodist, not further specified (just a Methodist) (Vol.)
45) IF NONDENOMINATIONAL OR INDEPENDENT CHURCH (Q.17=3): 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? (Q17E)
1) Nondenominational evangelical
4) Interdenominational
97) Nondenominational not further specified (just nondenominational) (Vol.)
99) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)
46) IF LUTHERAN (Q.17=4), ASK: 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, or some other Lutheran church? (Q17F)
1) Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA)
2) Lutheran Church, Missouri Synod
3) Lutheran Church, Wisconsin Synod (Vol.)
9) Apostolic Lutheran Church in American (Vol.)
95) Name of congregation (Vol.)
97) Lutheran, not further specified (just a Lutheran) (Vol.)
99) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)
47) IF PRESBYTERIAN (Q.17=5), ASK: 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? (Q17G)
1) Presbyterian Church USA
2) Presbyterian Church in America
5) Orthodox Presbyterian (Vol.)
95) Name of congregation (Vol.)
97) Presbyterian, not further specified (just a Presbyterian) (Vol.)
99) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)
48) IF PENTECOSTAL AND NON-BLACK (Q.17=6 AND RACE=1, 3-9), ASK: 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? (Q17H)
1) Assemblies of God
3) Four Square Gospel (or Four Square) (Vol.)
6) Church of God in Christ (Vol.)
7) Church of God of the Apostolic Faith (Vol.)
8) Assembly of Christian Churches (Vol.)
19) Nondenominational, independent Pentecostal (Vol.)
20) Missionary church (Vol.)
97) Pentecostal, not further specified (just a Pentecostal) (Vol.)
49) IF EPISCOPALIAN OR ANGLICAN (Q.17=7), ASK: Which of the following Episcopalian or Anglican Churches, if any, do you identify with most closely? The Episcopal Church in the USA, the Anglican Church, or some other church? (Q17J)
1) Episcopal Church in the USA
2) Anglican Church (Church of England)
97) Episcopalian, not further specified (just Episcopalian) (Vol.)
50) IF CHRISTIAN CHURCH, CHURCH OF CHRIST, DISCIPLES OF CHRIST (Q.17=8), ASK: 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? (Q17K)
1) Church of Christ
2) Disciples of Christ
51) IF CONGREGATIONAL OR UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST (Q.17=9), ASK: 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? (Q17L)
1) United Church of Christ
2) Conservative Congregational Christian
97) Congregational, not further specified (just Congregationalist) (Vol.)
99) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)
52) IF HOLINESS (Q.17=10), ASK: Which of the following Holiness churches, if any, do you identify with most closely? The Church of the Nazarene, the Wesleyan Church, the Free Methodist Church, or something else? (Q17M)
1) Church of the Nazarene
4) Christian and Missionary Alliance (Vol.)
6) Salvation Army (Vol.)
53) IF MORMON OR LATTER-DAY SAINTS (Q.16=3), ASK: Which of the following Mormon churches, if any, do you identify with most closely? The Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-day Saints, the Community of Christ, or some other church? (Q17Q)
1) The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
54) IF ORTHODOX (Q.16=4), ASK: 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? (Q17R)
2) Russian Orthodox
55) IF JEWISH (Q.16=5), ASK: Which Jewish group do you identify with most closely? Reform, Conservative, Orthodox, or something else? (Q17S)
2) Conservative
56) IF MUSLIM (Q.16=6), ASK: Which of the following Muslim groups, if any, do you identify with most closely? Sunni, Shia, or something else? (Q17T)
1) Sunni
57) IF BUDDHIST (Q.16=7), ASK: Which of the following Buddhist groups, if any, do you identify with most closely? Theravada (such as Vipassana) Buddhism, Mahayana Buddhism (such as Zen), Vajrayana Buddhism (such as Tibetan), or something else? (Q17U)
1) Theravada (Vipassana) Buddhism
2) Mahayana (Zen) Buddhism
4) Nichiren Buddhism, Soka Gakki (SGI) (Vol.)
97) Buddhist, not further specified (just a Buddhist) (Vol.)
99) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)
58) IF HINDU (Q.16=8), ASK: Which of the following Hindu groups, if any, do you identify with most closely? Vaishnava Hinduism or Shaivite Hinduism, or is it something else? (Q17V)
11) Hari Krishna (Vol.)
59) IF CHRISTIAN (Q.16=1-4, 13 OR CHR=1), ASK: Would you describe yourself as a "born-again" or evangelical Christian, or not? (Q18)
1) Yes
2) No
9) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)
60) DENOM is a created variable that combines responses from Q.16-Q.17v into a single variable. For Protestants who gave a vague affiliation, classifications were made based on responses to RACE and Q.18. For details on how respondents were classified into Protestant traditions, see Appendix 2 of the Religious Landscape Survey report, "Classification of Protestant Denominations." (DENOM)
61) FAMILY is a created variable that combines categories from DENOM into a reduced set of categories. (FAMILY)
1) Baptist in the Evangelical Tradition
2) Methodist in the Evangelical Tradition
3) Nondenominational Protestant in the Evangelical Tradition
4) Lutheran in the Evangelical Tradition
5) Presbyterian in the Evangelical Tradition
6) Pentecostal in the Evangelical Tradition
7) Anglican/Episcopalian in the Evangelical Tradition
8) Restorationist in the Evangelical Tradition
9) Congregationalist in the Evangelical Tradition
10) Holiness in the Evangelical Tradition
12) Adventist in the Evangelical Tradition
13) Anabaptist in the Evangelical Tradition
16) Other Evangelical/Fundamentalist in the Evangelical Tradition
18) Protestant non-specific in the Evangelical Tradition
34) Baptist in the Mainline Tradition
35) Methodist in the Mainline Tradition
36) Nondenominational Protestant in the Mainline Tradition
37) Lutheran in the Mainline Tradition
38) Presbyterian in the Mainline Tradition
39) Anglican/Episcopalian in the Mainline Tradition
40) Restorationist in the Mainline Tradition
41) Congregationalist in the Mainline Tradition
45) Protestant other/non-specific in the Mainline Tradition
67) Baptist in the Historically Black Protestant Tradition
69) Pentecostal in the Historically Black Protestant Tradition
71) Nondenominational Protestant in the Historically Black Protestant Tradition
72) Protestant non-specific in the Historically Black Protestant Tradition
101) Catholic
102) Mormon
103) Orthodox
104) Jehovah's Witness
106) Other Christian
201) Jewish
202) Muslim
203) Buddhist
204) Hindu
206) Unitarians and other liberal faiths
207) New Age
208) Native American religions
301) Atheist
302) Agnostic
303) Nothing in particular
999) Don't know/Refused (no information on religious affiliation)
62) RELTRAD is a created variable that combines categories from FAMILY into a reduced set of categories. These are the main religious tradition categories used throughout the Religious Landscape Survey reports. (RELTRAD)
1100) Evangelical Protestant Churches
1200) Mainline Protestant Churches
1300) Historically Black Protestant Churches
10000) Catholic
20000) Mormon
30000) Orthodox
40001) Jehovah's Witness
40002) Other Christian
50000) Jewish
60000) Muslim
70000) Buddhist
80000) Hindu
90002) Other faiths
100000) Unaffiliated
900000) Don't know/Refused (no information on religious affiliation)
63) PROTFAM is a created variable that combines categories from FAMILY into a reduced set of categories. (PROTFAM)
0) Not Protestant
1) Baptist
2) Methodist
3) Non-denominational Protestant
4) Lutheran
5) Presbyterian
6) Pentecostal
7) Anglican/Episcopalian
8) Restorationist
9) Congregationalist
10) Holiness
12) Adventist
13) Anabaptist
16) Other Evangelical/Fundamentalist
18) Protestant, non-specific
64) IF CHRISTIAN (Q.16=1-4, 13 OR CHR=1), ASK: And would you describe yourself as a Pentecostal (IF q.16=2: Catholic/IF q.16=1, 3, 4, 13 or CHR=1: Christian), or not? (Q19A)
1) Yes
2) No
9) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)
65) IF CHRISTIAN (Q.16=1-4, 13 OR CHR=1), ASK: And would you describe yourself as a Charismatic (IF Q.16=2: Catholic/IF Q.16=1, 3, 4, 13 or CHR=1: Christian), or not? (Q19B)
1) Yes
2) No
9) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)
66) 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? (Q20)
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
9) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)
67) How important is religion in your life - very important, somewhat important, not too important, or not at all important? (Q21)
1) Very important
2) Somewhat important
3) Not too important
4) Not at all important
9) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)
68) IF WORSHIP MORE THAN SELDOM (Q.20=1-4), ASK: About how many people belong to the church or house of worship where you attend religious services most often? Just your best estimate will do. Would you say . . (Q27)
1) Less than 100
2) Between 100 and 500
3) Between 500 and 2000
4) More than 2000
9) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)
69) IF WORSHIP MORE THAN SELDOM (Q.20=1-4), ASK: And still thinking about the church or house of worship where you attend religious services most often, please tell me how often, if ever, you do each of the following. How often do you participate in a choir or other musical program there? Would you say at least once a week, once or twice a month, several times a year, seldom or never? (Q28A)
1) At least once a week
2) Once or twice a month
3) Several times a year
4) Seldom
5) Never
9) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)
70) IF WORSHIP MORE THAN SELDOM (Q.20=1-4), ASK: And still thinking about the church or house of worship where you attend religious services most often, please tell me how often, if ever, you do each of the following. How often do you do community volunteer work through your place of worship? Would you say at least once a week, once or twice a month, several times a year, seldom or never? (Q28B)
1) At least once a week
2) Once or twice a month
3) Several times a year
4) Seldom
5) Never
9) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)
71) IF WORSHIP MORE THAN SELDOM (Q.20=1-4), ASK: And still thinking about the church or house of worship where you attend religious services most often, please tell me how often, if ever, you do each of the following. How often do you work with children or youth there? Would you say at least once a week, once or twice a month, several times a year, seldom or never? (Q28C)
1) At least once a week
2) Once or twice a month
3) Several times a year
4) Seldom
5) Never
9) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)
72) IF WORSHIP MORE THAN SELDOM (Q.20=1-4), ASK: And still thinking about the church or house of worship where you attend religious services most often, please tell me how often, if ever, you do each of the following. How often do you participate in social activities, such as meals, club meetings, or other gatherings there? Would you say at least once a week, once or twice a month, several times a year, seldom or never? (Q28D)
1) At least once a week
2) Once or twice a month
3) Several times a year
4) Seldom
5) Never
9) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)
73) Are you or your family official members of a local church or house of worship? (Q29)
1) Yes
2) No
9) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)
74) Do you believe in God or a universal spirit? (Q30)
1) Yes
2) No
3) Other (Vol.)
9) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)
75) IF BELIEVE IN GOD/UNIVERSAL SPIRIT (Q.30=1), ASK: How certain are you about this belief? Are you absolutely certain, fairly certain, not too certain, or not at all certain? (Q31)
1) Absolutely certain
2) Fairly certain
3) Not too certain
4) Not at all certain
9) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)
76) IF BELIEVE IN GOD/UNIVERSAL SPIRIT (Q.30=1), ASK: Which comes closest to your view of God? God is a person with whom people can have a relationship or God is an impersonal force? (Q32)
1) God is a person
2) God is an impersonal force
3) Both/neither/other (Vol.)
9) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)
77) Do you believe in life after death? (Q33)
1) Yes
2) No
3) Other (Vol.)
9) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)
78) IF BELIEVE IN LIFE AFTER DEATH (Q.33=1), ASK: How certain are you about this belief? Are you absolutely certain, fairly certain, not too certain, or not at all certain? (Q34)
1) Absolutely certain
2) Fairly certain
3) Not too certain
4) Not at all certain
9) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)
79) IF BUDDHIST (Q.16=7), ASK: Do you believe in nirvana, the ultimate state transcending pain and desire in which individual consciousness ends? (Q34A)
1) Yes
2) No
9) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)
80) IF BELIEVE IN NIRVANA (Q.34a=1), ASK: How certain are you about this belief? Are you absolutely certain, fairly certain, not too certain, or not at all certain? (Q34B)
1) Absolutely certain
2) Fairly certain
3) Not too certain
81) IF HINDU (Q.16=8), ASK: Do you believe in reincarnation, that people will be reborn in this world again and again? (Q34C)
9) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)
82) Do you think there is a heaven, where people who have led good lives are eternally rewarded? (Q35)
1) Yes
2) No
3) Other (Vol.)
9) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)
83) Do you think there is a hell, where people who have led bad lives and die without being sorry are eternally punished? (Q36)
1) Yes
2) No
3) Other (Vol.)
9) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)
84) Which comes closest to your view? [Holy book: If Christian or no Q.16ion (Q.16=1-4, 9, 10, 12, 13 OR CHR=1) insert "the Bible"; If Jewish (Q.16=5), insert "the Torah"; If Muslim (Q.16=6), insert, "the Koran"; If other non-Christian affiliations (Q.16=7,8,14 OR (Q.16=11 AND CHR=2,9)), insert "the Holy Scripture"; IF DK/REF IN RELIGION (Q.16=99) AND CHR=2,9, insert "the Bible"] (Q37)
1) [Holy book] is the word of God
2) [Holy book] is a book written by men and is not the word of God
3) Other (Vol.)
9) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)
85) IF BELIEVE HOLY BOOK IS WORD OF GOD (Q.37=1), ASK: And would you say that . . . (Q38)
1) [Holy book] is to be taken literally, word for word
2) Not everything in [Holy book] should be taken literally, word for word
3) Other (Vol.)
9) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)
86) Here are a few statements. For each one, please tell me if you completely agree with it, mostly agree with it, mostly disagree with it, or completely disagree with it. Miracles still occur today as in ancient times. (Q39A)
1) Completely agree
2) Mostly agree
3) Mostly disagree
4) Completely disagree
9) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)
87) Angels and demons are active in the world. (Q39B)
1) Completely agree
2) Mostly agree
3) Mostly disagree
4) Completely disagree
9) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)
88) Religion causes more problems in society than it solves. (Q39C)
1) Completely agree
2) Mostly agree
3) Mostly disagree
4) Completely disagree
9) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)
89) IF HAS A RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION (Q.16=1-8, 11, 13-14 OR CHR=1), ASK: Now, as I read a pair of statements, tell me whether the FIRST statement or the SECOND statement comes closer to your own views even if neither is exactly right. My religion is the one, true faith leading to eternal life, OR many religions can lead to eternal life. (Q40A)
1) My religion is the one, true faith leading to eternal life
2) Many religions can lead to eternal life
3) Neither/Both equally (Vol.)
9) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)
90) IF HAS A RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION (Q.16=1-8, 11, 13-14 OR CHR=1), ASK: Now, as I read a pair of statements, tell me whether the FIRST statement or the SECOND statement comes closer to your own views even if neither is exactly right. There is only ONE true way to interpret the teachings of my religion, OR there is MORE than one true way to interpret the teachings of my religion. (Q40B)
1) There is only ONE true way to interpret the teachings of my religion
2) There is MORE than one true way to interpret the teachings of my religion
3) Neither/Both equally (Vol.)
9) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)
91) IF HAS A RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION (Q.16=1-8, 11, 13-14 OR CHR=1), ASK: Thinking about your religion, which of the following statements comes CLOSEST to your view? My church or denomination should . . . (Q40C)
1) Preserve its traditional beliefs and practices
2) Adjust traditional beliefs and practices in light of new circumstances
3) Adopt modern beliefs and practices
4) Other (Vol.)
9) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)
92) People practice their religion in different ways.  Outside of attending religious services, do you pray several times a day, once a day, a few times a week, once a week, a few times a month, seldom, or never? (Q41)
1) Several times a day
2) Once a day
3) A few times a week
4) Once a week
5) A few times a month
6) Seldom
7) Never
9) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)
93) Please tell me how often you do each of the following. How often do you participate in prayer groups, Scripture study groups or religious education programs - would you say at least once a week, once or twice a month, several times a year, seldom, or never? (Q42A)
1) At least once a week
2) Once or twice a month
3) Several times a year
4) Seldom
5) Never
9) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)
94) How often do you read scripture outside of religious services - would you say at least once a week, once or twice a month, several times a year, seldom, or never? (Q42B)
1) At least once a week
2) Once or twice a month
3) Several times a year
4) Seldom
5) Never
9) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)
95) How often do you meditate - would you say at least once a week, once or twice a month, several times a year, seldom, or never? (Q42C)
1) At least once a week
2) Once or twice a month
3) Several times a year
4) Seldom
5) Never
9) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)
96) IF HAS A RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION (Q.16=1-8, 11, 13-14 OR CHR=1): How often do you share your faith with non-believers or people from other religious backgrounds - would you say at least once a week, once or twice a month, several times a year, seldom, or never? (Q42D)
1) At least once a week
2) Once or twice a month
3) Several times a year
4) Seldom
5) Never
9) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)
97) IF CHRISTIAN (Q.16=1-4, 13 OR CHR=1), ASK: How often do you speak or pray in tongues - would you say at least once a week, once or twice a month, several times a year, seldom, or never? (Q42E)
1) At least once a week
2) Once or twice a month
3) Several times a year
4) Seldom
5) Never
9) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)
98) IF HINDU OR BUDDHIST (Q.16=7, 8), ASK: How often do you pray at a shrine or religious symbol in your home - would you say at least once a week, once or twice a month, several times a year, seldom, or never? (Q42F)
1) At least once a week
3) Several times a year
5) Never
9) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)
99) IF ATHEIST, AGNOSTIC, OR NO RELIGION (Q.16=9, 10, 12) OR AMBIGUOUS AFFILIATION (Q.16=99 AND CHR=2,9), ASK: How often do you share your views on God and religion with religious people - would you say at least once a week, once or twice a month, several times a year, seldom, or never? (Q42G)
1) At least once a week
2) Once or twice a month
3) Several times a year
4) Seldom
5) Never
9) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)
100) Now, thinking about some different kinds of experiences, how often do you feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and well-being - would you say at least once a week, once or twice a month, several times a year, seldom, or never? (Q43A)
1) At least once a week
2) Once or twice a month
3) Several times a year
4) Seldom
5) Never
9) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)
101) How often do you feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe - would you say at least once a week, once or twice a month, several times a year, seldom, or never? (Q43B)
1) At least once a week
2) Once or twice a month
3) Several times a year
4) Seldom
5) Never
9) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)
102) IF PRAY MORE THAN SELDOM (Q.41=1-5), ASK: How often do you receive a definite answer to a specific prayer request - would you say at least once a week, once or twice a month, several times a year, seldom, or never? (Q43C)
1) At least once a week
2) Once or twice a month
3) Several times a year
4) Seldom
5) Never
9) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)
103) IF BELIEVE IN GOD/UNIVERSAL SPIRIT (Q.30=1), ASK: And have you ever experienced or witnessed a divine healing of an illness or injury? (Q43D)
1) Yes
2) No
9) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)
104) IF HAS A RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION (Q.16=1-8, 11, 13-14 OR CHR=1), ASK: Do you think there is a natural conflict between being a devout religious person and living in a modern society, or don't you think so? (Q46)
1) Yes
2) No
9) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)
105) IF RESPONDENT IS AN ATHEIST, AGNOSTIC OR HAS NO RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION (Q.16=9, 10, 12) OR AMBIGUOUS AFFILIATION (Q.16=99 AND CHR=2,9), ASK: Do you think there is a natural conflict between being a non-religious person and living in a society where most people are religious, or don't you think so? (Q47)
1) Yes
2) No
9) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)
106) 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 in particular? [INTERVIEWER: IF R VOLUNTEERS "nothing in particular, none, no religion, etc." BEFORE REACHING END OF LIST, PROMPT WITH: and would you say that was atheist, agnostic, or just nothing in particular?] THOSE ANSWERING "SOMETHING ELSE" WERE ASKED TO SPECIFY AFFILIATION; VERBATIM RESPONSES WERE RECORDED BY INTERVIEWER AND BACKCODED BY FORUM ANALYSTS (Q50)
1) Protestant
2) Roman 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
9) Atheist (do not believe in God)
10) Agnostic (not sure if there is a God)
12) Nothing in particular
13) Christian (Vol.)
14) Unitarian (Universalist) (Vol.)
15) Mixed Christians (e.g., Catholic AND Protestant) (Vol.)
94) Not interpretable
99) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)
40017) Jehovah's Witness (Vol.)
107) IF SOMETHING ELSE OR DK (Q.50=11, 99), ASK: And was that a Christian religion, or not? (Q50A)
2) No
9) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)
108) IF PROTESTANT OR CHRISTIAN UNSPECIFIED OR SOMETHING ELSE/CHRISTIAN (Q.50=1, 13 OR {Q.50=11 AND Q.50a=1}), ASK: What denomination or church, if any, was that? Just stop me when I get to the right one. Were you Baptist, Methodist, Lutheran, Presbyterian, Pentecostal, Episcopalian or Anglican, Church of Christ or Disciples of Christ, Congregational or United Church of Christ, Holiness, Reformed, Church of God, nondenominational or independent church, something else or none in particular? INTERVIEWER: DO NOT READ QUESTION IF R VOLUNTEERED DENOMINATION IN PREVIOUS QUESTION. RECORD RESPONSE IN APPROPRIATE CATEGORY. THOSE ANSWERING "SOMETHING ELSE" WERE ASKED TO SPECIFY AFFILIATION; VERBATIM RESPONSES WERE RECORDED BY INTERVIEWER AND BACKCODED BY FORUM ANALYSTS (Q50B)
1) Baptist
2) Methodist
3) Nondenominational or Independent Church
4) Lutheran
5) Presbyterian
6) Pentecostal (Assemblies of God, Four-Square Gospel)
7) Episcopalian or Anglican
8) Church of Christ, or Disciples of Christ (Christian Church)
9) Congregational or United Church of Christ
10) Holiness (Nazarenes, Wesleyan Church, Salvation Army)
11) Reformed (include Reformed Church in America; Christian Reformed; Calvinist)
15) Just a Protestant (Vol.)
16) Just a Christian (Vol.)
18) Seventh-day Adventist (Vol.)
19) Mixed Protestants (Vol.)
27) Mennonite (not further specified) (Vol.)
42) Friends, Quaker (not further specified) (Vol.)
94) Not interpretable (Vol.)
95) Name of congregation (Vol.)
99) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)
109) IF MARRIED OR PARTNERED (MARITAL=1,2), ASK: And what is your [IF MARITAL=1: spouse's/IF MARITAL=2: 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? [INTERVIEWER: IF R VOLUNTEERS "nothing in particular, none, no religion, etc." BEFORE REACHING END OF LIST, PROMPT WITH: and would you say they are atheist, agnostic, or just nothing in particular?] THOSE ANSWERING "SOMETHING ELSE" WERE ASKED TO SPECIFY AFFILIATION; VERBATIM RESPONSES WERE RECORDED BY INTERVIEWER AND BACKCODED BY FORUM ANALYSTS (Q51)
1) Protestant
2) Roman 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)
12) Nothing in particular
13) Christian (Vol.)
25) Rastafarian (Vol.)
31) Wicca (Wiccan) (Vol.)
32) Pagan (Vol.)
94) Not interpretable
99) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)
40017) Jehovah's Witness (Vol.)
110) IF SOMETHING ELSE OR DK (Q.51=11, 99), ASK: And was that a Christian religion, or not? (Q52)
9) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)
111) IF PROTESTANT OR CHRISTIAN UNSPECIFIED OR SOMETHING ELSE/CHRISTIAN (Q.51=1, 13 OR {Q.51=11 AND Q.52=1}), ASK: What denomination or church, if any, was that? Just stop me when I get to the right one. Were you Baptist, Methodist, Lutheran, Presbyterian, Pentecostal, Episcopalian or Anglican, Church of Christ or Disciples of Christ, Congregational or United Church of Christ, Holiness, Reformed, Church of God, nondenominational or independent church, something else or none in particular? INTERVIEWER: DO NOT READ QUESTION IF R VOLUNTEERED DENOMINATION IN PREVIOUS QUESTION. RECORD RESPONSE IN APPROPRIATE CATEGORY. THOSE ANSWERING "SOMETHING ELSE" WERE ASKED TO SPECIFY AFFILIATION; VERBATIM RESPONSES WERE RECORDED BY INTERVIEWER AND BACKCODED BY FORUM ANALYSTS (Q53)
1) Baptist
2) Methodist
3) Nondenominational or independent church
4) Lutheran
5) Presbyterian
6) Pentecostal (Assemblies of God, Four-Square Gospel)
7) Episcopalian or Anglican
8) Church of Christ, or Disciples of Christ (Christian Church)
9) Congregational or United Church of Christ
10) Holiness (Nazarenes, Wesleyan Church, Salvation Army)
12) Church of God
16) Just a Christian (Vol.)
17) Or none in particular
18) Seventh-day Adventist (Vol.)
30) Evangelical (Vol.)
36) Evangelical Free Church ("Free Church") (Vol.)
52) Bible, Gospel, Missionary churches (Vol.)
94) Not interpretable (Vol.)
95) Name of congregation (Vol.)
99) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)
112) Are you the parent or a guardian of any children under 18 now living in your household? (IF YES, ASK: And may I ask how many?) (CHILDREN)
0) No, not the parent or guardian of any children under 18 living in household
1) 1
2) 2
3) 3
4) 4
5) 5
6) 6
7) 7
99) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)
113) IF CHILDREN UNDER 18 YEARS (CHILDREN=1-50), ASK: As I read a list, please tell me if you do any of the following things with (IF CHILDREN=1: your child/IF CHILDREN=2-50: your children). First, do you (READ IN ORDER) Pray or read the Scripture with (IF CHILDREN=1: your child/IF CHILDREN=2-50: any of your children)? (Q55A)
1) Yes
2) No
114) IF CHILDREN UNDER 18 YEARS (CHILDREN=1-50), ASK: As I read a list, please tell me if you do any of the following things with (IF CHILDREN=1: your child/IF CHILDREN=2-50: your children). First, do you (READ IN ORDER) Send (IF CHILDREN=1: your child/IF CHILDREN=2-50: any of your children) to Sunday school or another religious education program? (Q55B)
1) Yes
2) No
115) IF CHILDREN UNDER 18 YEARS (CHILDREN=1-50), ASK: As I read a list, please tell me if you do any of the following things with (IF CHILDREN=1: your child/IF CHILDREN=2-50: your children). First, do you (READ IN ORDER) Home school or send (IF CHILDREN=1: your child/IF CHILDREN=2-50: any of your children) to a religious school instead of a public school? (Q55C)
1) Yes
2) No
116) Respondent's sex (SEX)
1) Male
2) Female
117) What is your age? (AGE)
118) Were you born in the United States, or in another country? (Q60)
1) Born in U.S.
2) Born in another country
4) Born in other U.S. territories (Guam, Samoa, Virgin Islands) (Vol.)
119) IF BORN OUTSIDE THE U.S. (Q.60=2), ASK: Are you currently a citizen of the United States, or not? (Q61)
1) Yes
2) No
120) ASK OF PEOPLE BORN IN US (Q.60=1): Were either of your parents born outside the United States, or not? (Q63)
1) Yes, father born outside U.S.
2) Yes, mother born outside U.S.
3) Yes, both parents born outside U.S.
4) No, both parents born in U.S.
9) Don't know/Refused (Vol).
121) 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, no 4-year degree (including associate 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)
9) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)
122) Last year, that is in 2006, 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) $10,000 to under $20,000
3) $20,000 to under $30,000
4) $30,000 to under $40,000
5) $40,000 to under $50,000
6) $50,000 to under $75,000
7) $75,000 to under $100,000
8) $100,000 to under $150,000
9) $150,000 or more
99) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)
123) IF BORN IN U.S./PUERTO RICO/U.S. TERRITORY (Q.60=1,3,4) OR U.S. CITIZEN (Q.61=1), ASK: 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)
1) Yes, registered
2) No, not registered
9) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)
124) IF RESPONDENT ANSWERED '1' YES IN REGIST ASK: Are you absolutely certain that you are registered to vote, or is there a chance that your registration has lapsed because you moved or for some other reason? (REGICERT)
1) Absolutely certain
2) Chance registration has lapsed
125) In politics today, do you consider yourself a Republican, Democrat, or Independent? (PARTY)
1) Republican
2) Democrat
3) Independent
4) No preference (Vol.)
5) Other party (Vol.)
9) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)
126) IF ANSWERED 3, 4, 5 OR 9 IN PARTY, ASK: As of today do you lean more to the Republican Party or more to the Democratic Party? (PARTYLN)
1) Republican
2) Democrat
9) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)
127) In general, would you describe your political views as . . . (IDEO)
1) Very conservative
2) Conservative
3) Moderate
4) Liberal
5) Very liberal
9) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)
128) IF BORN IN U.S./PUERTO RICO/U.S. TERRITORY (Q.60=1,3,4) OR U.S. CITIZEN (Q.61=1), ASK: In the 2004 presidential election between George W. Bush and John Kerry, did things come up that kept you from voting, or did you happen to vote? (PVOTE04A)
1) Voted
2) Did not vote (includes too young to vote)
8) Don't remember if voted (Vol.)
9) Refused (Vol.)
129) IF YES (PVOTE04A=1), ASK: Did you vote for Bush, Kerry, or someone else? (PVOTE04B)
1) Bush
2) Kerry
3) Other candidate
4) Don't remember which candidate (Vol.)
9) Refused (Vol.)