Religion and Public Life Survey, 2012

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Percentages are weighted by 159) WEIGHT; Total Ns reported are unweighted
1) Unique ID (PSRAID)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL3484181063.9458161.68
2) Sample type (SAMPLE)
TOTAL%
1) Landline 48.5
2) Cell phone 51.5
TOTAL3484100.0
3) Sample segment (SAMPSEG)
TOTAL%
1) Landline RDD 46.5
2) Cell RDD 48.8
3) Landline screened unaffiliated .8
4) Cell screened unaffiliated 1.6
5) Landline callback 1.2
6) Cell callback unaffiliated 1.1
TOTAL3484100.0
4) Interview date (INT_DATE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL348468978.923090.87
5) Date of first call (FCALL)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL3484120665.6637.36
6) Call attempt (ATTEMPT)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL34842.781.98
7) Refusal conversion (REFUSAL)
TOTAL%
0) No 84.6
1) Yes 15.4
TOTAL3484100.0
8) Language interview conducted in (LANG)
TOTAL%
1) English 94.4
2) Spanish 5.6
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9) Census region -- from ZIP merge (CREGION)
TOTAL%
1) Northeast 18.7
2) Midwest 22.3
3) South 35.9
4) West 23.1
TOTAL3484100.0
10) State -- from ZIP merge (STATE)
TOTAL%
1) Alabama 1.6
2) Alaska .2
4) Arizona 2.2
5) Arkansas .8
6) California 10.8
8) Colorado 2.1
9) Connecticut 1
10) Delaware .1
11) District of Columbia .4
12) Florida 5.6
13) Georgia 3
15) Hawaii .4
16) Idaho .7
17) Illinois 3.8
18) Indiana 2.7
19) Iowa 1
20) Kansas 1
21) Kentucky 2.1
22) Louisiana 1.7
23) Maine .8
24) Maryland 2.1
25) Massachusetts 2.7
26) Michigan 2.8
27) Minnesota 1.9
28) Mississippi 1
29) Missouri 1.9
30) Montana .5
31) Nebraska .4
32) Nevada 1
33) New Hampshire .4
34) New Jersey 3
35) New Mexico .8
36) New York 6.1
37) North Carolina 3.2
38) North Dakota .2
39) Ohio 4.2
40) Oklahoma 1.2
41) Oregon 1
42) Pennsylvania 4.5
44) Rhode Island 0
45) South Carolina 1.3
46) South Dakota .3
47) Tennessee 2.3
48) Texas 6.3
49) Utah 1.1
50) Vermont .1
51) Virginia 2.4
53) Washington 2.3
54) West Virginia 1
55) Wisconsin 2.2
56) Wyoming .1
TOTAL3484100.0
11) Recoded population density -- from ZIP merge (DENSITY)
TOTAL%
1) Lowest 20.3
2)  20.1
3)  20.2
4)  20.2
5) Highest 19.1
TOTAL3484100.0
12) Community type from ZIP merge -- alpha (USR)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL3319
13) Census region -- sample (SCREGION)
TOTAL%
1) Northeast 19.2
2) Midwest 22.2
3) South 35.4
4) West 23.2
TOTAL3484100.0
14) State from FIPS -- sample (SSATE)
TOTAL%
1) Alabama 1.6
2) Alaska .3
4) Arizona 2.1
5) Arkansas .8
6) California 10.8
8) Colorado 2.2
9) Connecticut 1
10) Delaware .1
11) District of Columbia .4
12) Florida 5.6
13) Georgia 2.6
15) Hawaii .4
16) Idaho .7
17) Illinois 3.8
18) Indiana 2.6
19) Iowa .9
20) Kansas .8
21) Kentucky 2
22) Louisiana 1.7
23) Maine .9
24) Maryland 1.9
25) Massachusetts 2.9
26) Michigan 2.9
27) Minnesota 1.9
28) Mississippi 1.1
29) Missouri 2.1
30) Montana .5
31) Nebraska .4
32) Nevada .9
33) New Hampshire .3
34) New Jersey 3
35) New Mexico .8
36) New York 5.9
37) North Carolina 3.1
38) North Dakota .2
39) Ohio 4
40) Oklahoma 1.4
41) Oregon 1
42) Pennsylvania 4.8
44) Rhode Island .2
45) South Carolina 1.3
46) South Dakota .3
47) Tennessee 2.3
48) Texas 6.2
49) Utah 1.2
50) Vermont .2
51) Virginia 2.4
53) Washington 2.3
54) West Virginia 1
55) Wisconsin 2.3
56) Wyoming .1
TOTAL3484100.0
15) MSA code (SMSA)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL348425051.9615600.31
16) Community type - sample (SUSR)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL2104
17) Interviewer gender (IGENDER)
TOTAL%
1) Male 42.2
2) Female 57.8
Missing57 
TOTAL3427100.0
18) Interviewer race/ethnicity (IRACE)
TOTAL%
1) White 18.1
2) Black or African-American 59.6
3) Hispanic 15.9
4) Asian or Asian-American .7
5) Some other race 3.1
9) Don't know/refused (VOL.) 2.6
Missing57 
TOTAL3427100.0
19) Interviewer location (ILOC)
TOTAL%
1) PDS -- Virginia 53.1
4) Universal survey 46.9
TOTAL3484100.0
20) Form (FORM)
TOTAL%
1) Form 1 47.2
2) Form 2 52.8
TOTAL3484100.0
21) Introduction rotation for landline sample (ILLITEXT)
TOTAL%
1) Youngest male first 50.5
2) Youngest female first 49.5
Missing1622 
TOTAL1862100.0
22) Are you under 18 years old, or are you 18 or older? (QS1)
TOTAL%
2) 18 or older 100
Missing2112 
TOTAL1372100.0
23) May I please speak with the (INSERT AGE FROM SAMPLE) year-old (man/woman) in your household who participated in one of our studies in the past? (LCB1)
TOTAL%
1) Target respondent answers phone -- (GO TO LCB2) 90
2) Target respondent did not answer phone but comes to the phone 10
Missing3354 
TOTAL130100.0
24) We're calling you back for an important new study. We are offering $10 to all who qualify as a token of our appreciation for their participation. I need to ask just a few questions to see if you qualify (LCB2)
TOTAL%
1) Target respondent can do interview now -- (GO TO RELIG-OVER/SCREENING QUESTIONS) 100
Missing3354 
TOTAL130100.0
25) We're calling you back for an important new study. We are offering $10 to all who qualify as a token of our appreciation for their participation. I need to ask just a few questions to see if you qualify (CCB1)
TOTAL%
1) Target respondent can do interview now -- (GO TO RELIG-OVER/SCREENING QUESTIONS) 100
Missing3364 
TOTAL120100.0
26) Overall, how would you rate your community as a place to live? (OVER1)
TOTAL%
1) Excellent 33
2) Good 45.6
3) Only fair [OR] 13.4
4) Poor 7.3
9) [VOL. DO NOT READ] Don't know/refused .8
Missing3223 
TOTAL261100.0
27) Overall, are you satisfied or dissatisfied with the way things are going in your life today? (OVER2)
TOTAL%
1) Satisfied 81.6
2) Dissatisfied 14.9
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 3.4
Missing3223 
TOTAL261100.0
28) What is your present religion, if any? (RELOVER)
TOTAL%
9) Atheist (do not believe in God) 16.4
10) Agnostic (not sure if there is a God) 16.4
12) Nothing in particular 67.1
Missing2973 
TOTAL511100.0
29) Are you self-employed or a small business owner, or not? (OVER3A)
TOTAL%
1) Yes 17.4
2) No 82
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.) .6
Missing2973 
TOTAL511100.0
30) Are you currently enrolled in a college or university class, or not? (OVER3B)
TOTAL%
1) Yes 12.5
2) No 87.5
Missing2973 
TOTAL511100.0
31) Are you a homeowner, or not? (OVER3C)
TOTAL%
1) Yes 54.6
2) No 45.4
Missing2973 
TOTAL511100.0
32) All in all, are you satisfied or dissatisfied with the way things are going in this country today? (Q1)
TOTAL%
1) Satisfied 31.4
2) Dissatisfied 63.7
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 5
TOTAL3484100.0
33) Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling his job as President? (Q2)
TOTAL%
1) Approve 50.7
2) Disapprove 42.8
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 6.5
TOTAL3484100.0
34) Would you say your overall opinion of the Supreme Court is very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable? (Q3A)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable 10
2) Mostly favorable 41.2
3) Mostly unfavorable 23
4) Very unfavorable 14
5) Never heard of (VOL.) .8
8) Can't rate (VOL.) 8.9
9) Refused (VOL.) 2
TOTAL3484100.0
35) Would you say your overall opinion of the Democratic Party is very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable? (Q3B)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable 13.6
2) Most favorable 33.8
3) Mostly unfavorable 23.9
4) Very unfavorable 21
5) Never heard of (VOL.) .1
8) Can't rate (VOL.) 5.2
9) Refused (VOL.) 2.3
TOTAL3484100.0
36) Would you say your overall opinion of the Republican Party is very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable? (Q3C)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable 8.3
2) Most favorable 26.7
3) Mostly unfavorable 28.1
4) Very unfavorable 28.7
5) Never heard of (VOL.) .3
8) Can't rate (VOL.) 5.4
9) Refused (VOL.) 2.3
TOTAL3484100.0
37) Would you say your overall opinion of Congress is very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable? (Q3D)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable 4.8
2) Most favorable 21.5
3) Mostly unfavorable 35.1
4) Very unfavorable 30.5
5) Never heard of (VOL.) .2
8) Can't rate (VOL.) 5.6
9) Refused (VOL.) 2.3
TOTAL3484100.0
38) How much thought have you given to the coming presidential election: quite a lot or only a little? (THOUGHT)
TOTAL%
1) Quite a lot 56.4
2) Some (VOL.) 2.6
3) Little 36.2
4) None (VOL.) 4
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.) .7
TOTAL3484100.0
39) Registered voter: based on REG and REGICERT (RV)
TOTAL%
0) No 27
1) Yes 73
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40) Which of these statements best describes you? [READ IN ORDER] [INSTRUCTION: IF RESPONDENT VOLUNTEERS THAT THEY ARE IN NORTH DAKOTA AND DON'T HAVE TO REGISTER, PUNCH 1] (REG)
TOTAL%
1) Are you ABSOLUTELY CERTAIN that you are registered to vote at your current address [OR] 74.1
2) Are you PROBABLY registered, but there is a chance your registration has lapsed [OR] 5.5
3) Are you NOT registered to vote at your current address 20.1
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.) .3
Missing1758 
TOTAL1726100.0
41) 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 75.8
2) No, not registered 23.6
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.) .6
Missing1726 
TOTAL1758100.0
42) 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)
TOTAL%
1) Absolutely certain 95
2) Chance registration has lapsed 4.4
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.) .6
Missing2039 
TOTAL1445100.0
43) Obama-Romney Horserace (Q10HORSE)
TOTAL%
1) Obama/lean Obama 51.3
2) Romney/lean Romney 42.2
3) Other -- refused to lean 2.3
9) Don't know -- refused to lean 4.1
Missing729 
TOTAL2755100.0
44) Now, suppose the 2012 presidential election were being held TODAY. If you had to choose between [READ AND RANDOMIZE] who would you vote for? (Q10)
TOTAL%
1) Barack Obama, the Democrat [OR] 49.2
2) Mitt Romney, the Republican 39.6
3) Other candidate [VOL.] 3.1
9) Don't know/refused [VOL.] 8.1
Missing729 
TOTAL2755100.0
45) As of TODAY, do you LEAN more to [READ IN SAME ORDER AS Q.10]? (Q10A)
TOTAL%
1) Barack Obama, the Democrat [OR] 18.7
2) Mitt Romney, the Republican 23.4
3) Other candidate [VOL.] 14.3
9) Don't know/refused [VOL.] 43.6
Missing3187 
TOTAL297100.0
46) Do you support [INSERT LAST NAME OF CANDIDATE CHOSEN IN Q.10] strongly or only moderately? (Q10B)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly 52.9
2) Moderately 46.1
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 1
Missing1026 
TOTAL2458100.0
47) Do you think there is a chance that you might vote for Mitt Romney in November, or have you definitely decided not to vote for him? (Q12A)
TOTAL%
1) Chance might vote for him 14.7
2) Decided not to vote for him 78.1
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 7.3
Missing1877 
TOTAL1607100.0
48) Do you think there is a chance you might vote for Barack Obama in November, or have you definitely decided not to vote for him? (Q12B)
TOTAL%
1) Chance might vote for him 11.5
2) Decided not to vote for him 82.1
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 6.4
Missing2157 
TOTAL1327100.0
49) 2012 swing vote preference (SWING)
TOTAL%
1) Certain OBAMA -- no chance Romney 42.7
2) Certain ROMNEY -- no chance Obama 35.8
3) Obama -- lean Obama -- chance Romney 8.6
4) Romney -- lean Romney -- chance Obama 6.4
5) UNDECIDED 6.5
Missing729 
TOTAL2755100.0
50) 2012 detailed swing vote preference (SWINGDET)
TOTAL%
1) Certain OBAMA -- no chance Romney 42.7
2) Certain ROMNEY -- no chance Obama 35.8
3) Lean OBAMA 2.1
4) Chose OBAMA initially -- chance Romney 6.5
5) Lean ROMNEY 2.6
6) Chose ROMNEY initially -- chance Obama 3.8
7) UNDECIDED 6.5
Missing729 
TOTAL2755100.0
51) Which ONE of the following issues matters most to you in deciding your vote for president this year? [READ AND RANDOMIZE] (Q13)
TOTAL%
1) Jobs 33.1
2) The budget deficit 16.7
3) Gay marriage 4.8
4) Health care [OR] 20.9
5) Immigration 7.9
6) Social Security 11.2
7) Other, not on this list (VOL.) 3
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 2.5
TOTAL3484100.0
52) Regardless of who you support, which one of the presidential candidates: do you think would do the best job of improving economic conditions? (Q18AF1)
TOTAL%
1) Mitt Romney 41.4
2) Barack Obama 48.4
3) Neither (VOL.) 4.4
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 5.8
Missing2113 
TOTAL1371100.0
53) Regardless of who you support, which one of the presidential candidates: do you think would do the best job of defending the country from future terrorist attacks? (Q18BF1)
TOTAL%
1) Mitt Romney 37.3
2) Barack Obama 51.3
3) Neither (VOL.) 4.5
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 7
Missing2113 
TOTAL1371100.0
54) Regardless of who you support, which one of the presidential candidates: do you think would do the best job of dealing with the nation's energy problems? (Q18CF1)
TOTAL%
1) Mitt Romney 36.7
2) Barack Obama 49.6
3) Neither (VOL.) 4.5
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 9.2
Missing2113 
TOTAL1371100.0
55) Regardless of who you support, which one of the presidential candidates: do you think would do the best job of dealing with taxes? (Q18DF1)
TOTAL%
1) Mitt Romney 39.4
2) Barack Obama 48.6
3) Neither (VOL.) 4.8
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 7.2
Missing2113 
TOTAL1371100.0
56) Regardless of who you support, which one of the presidential candidates: do you think would do the best job of making wise decisions about foreign policy? (Q18EF2)
TOTAL%
1) Mitt Romney 39.2
2) Barack Obama 49
3) Neither (VOL.) 4.1
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 7.7
Missing2100 
TOTAL1384100.0
57) Regardless of who you support, which one of the presidential candidates: do you think would do the best job of improving the job situation? (Q18FF2)
TOTAL%
1) Mitt Romney 44.9
2) Barack Obama 43
3) Neither (VOL.) 6.2
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 5.8
Missing2100 
TOTAL1384100.0
58) Regardless of who you support, which one of the presidential candidates: do you think would do the best job of reducing the federal budget deficit? (Q18GF2)
TOTAL%
1) Mitt Romney 48.7
2) Barack Obama 37
3) Neither (VOL.) 7.9
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 6.3
Missing2100 
TOTAL1384100.0
59) Regardless of who you support, which one of the presidential candidates: do you think would do the best job of selecting justices to serve on the Supreme Court? (Q18HF2)
TOTAL%
1) Mitt Romney 40.3
2) Barack Obama 46.6
3) Neither (VOL.) 4.3
9) Don't know/refused (VOL.) 8.8
Missing2100 
TOTAL1384100.0
60) Regardless of who you support, which one of the presidential candidates: do you think would do the best job of reflecting your views on social issues like abortion and gay rights? (Q18I)
TOTAL%
1) Mitt Romney 35.2
2) Barack Obama 51.1
3) Neither (VOL.) 4.9
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 8.8
Missing729 
TOTAL2755100.0
61) Regardless of who you support, which one of the presidential candidates: do you think would do the best job of dealing with the problem of poor and needy people? (Q18J)
TOTAL%
1) Mitt Romney 28.9
2) Barack Obama 60.5
3) Neither (VOL.) 5.3
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 5.3
Missing729 
TOTAL2755100.0
62) Regardless of who you support, which one of the presidential candidates: do you think would do the best job of dealing with immigration? (Q18K)
TOTAL%
1) Mitt Romney 40.9
2) Barack Obama 46.5
3) Neither (VOL.) 5.6
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 7
Missing729 
TOTAL2755100.0
63) Regardless of who you support, which one of the presidential candidates: do you think would do the best job of dealing with health care? (Q18L)
TOTAL%
1) Mitt Romney 40
2) Barack Obama 49.7
3) Neither (VOL.) 4.9
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 5.4
Missing729 
TOTAL2755100.0
64) Do you happen to know if Mitt Romney is Protestant, Catholic, Mormon, Jewish, Muslim, Atheist, Agnostic, or some other religion? (Q19)
TOTAL%
1) Protestant (include volunteers of Baptist, Methodist, Presbyterian, Episcopalian, Church of Christ, etc.) 3.2
2) Catholic (Roman Catholic) 4.5
3) Mormon (church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints/LDS) 51.9
4) Jewish (Judaism) .3
5) Muslim (Islam) .6
6) Atheist (does not believe in God) .3
7) Agnostic (not sure if there is a God) .2
8) Some other religion (SPECIFY) .1
9) Christian (VOL.) 1.2
98) Don't know (VOL.) 36.4
99) Refused (VOL.) 1.4
TOTAL3484100.0
65) Do you happen to know if Mitt Romney is Protestant, Catholic, Mormon, Jewish, Muslim, Atheist, Agnostic, or some other religion? (Q19ORIG)
TOTAL%
1) Protestant (include volunteers of Baptist, Methodist, Presbyterian, Episcopalian, Church of Christ, etc.) 3.1
2) Catholic (Roman Catholic) 4.4
3) Mormon (church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints/LDS) 51.7
4) Jewish (Judaism) .3
5) Muslim (Islam) .6
6) Atheist (does not believe in God) .3
7) Agnostic (not sure if there is a God) .2
8) Some other religion (SPECIFY) 1.6
9) Christian (VOL.) 1.2
98) Don't know (VOL.) 35.5
99) Refused (VOL.) 1.1
TOTAL3484100.0
66) And in general, would you say you personally are comfortable or uncomfortable with Mitt Romney's religious faith? (Q20)
TOTAL%
1) Comfortable 59.5
2) Uncomfortable 20.2
3) Doesn't matter/doesn't make much difference (VOL.) 17.3
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 3
Missing1159 
TOTAL2325100.0
67) How often, if at all, do you think about the meaning and purpose of life? (Q21A)
TOTAL%
1) Often 66.4
2) Sometimes 22.8
3) Rarely 7.1
4) Never 2.9
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.) .9
TOTAL3484100.0
68) How often, if at all, do you feel a deep connection with nature and the earth? (Q21B)
TOTAL%
1) Often 58.3
2) Sometimes 26.3
3) Rarely 8.5
4) Never 5
9) Don't know/refused (VOL.) 1.9
TOTAL3484100.0
69) How important is it to you to belong to a community of people who share your values and beliefs: very important, somewhat important, not too important, or not at all important? (Q22)
TOTAL%
1) Very important 47.5
2) Somewhat important 35
3) Not too important 11.1
4) Not at all important 5.6
9) Don't know/Refused .9
TOTAL3484100.0
70) Thinking about the Supreme Court: In your view, do you think the current Supreme Court is conservative, middle of the road, or liberal? (Q23F2)
TOTAL%
1) Conservative 24.6
2) Middle of the road 40.7
3) Liberal 22.4
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 12.3
Missing1726 
TOTAL1758100.0
71) Do you approve or disapprove of the United States conducting missile strikes from pilotless aircraft called drones to target extremists in countries such as Pakistan, Yemen, and Somalia? (Q24)
TOTAL%
1) Approve 55
2) Disapprove 34.1
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 10.9
TOTAL3484100.0
72) President Obama recently announced a policy that will allow many illegal immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as children to remain in the U.S. and apply for work permits. Do you approve or disapprove of this new policy? (Q25F1)
TOTAL%
1) Approve 63.2
2) Disapprove 33.1
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 3.7
Missing1758 
TOTAL1726100.0
73) Would you favor or oppose a law that would let these young adults become legal residents if they go to college or serve in the military for two years? (Q26F2)
TOTAL%
1) Favor 74.8
2) Oppose 20.7
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 4.5
Missing1726 
TOTAL1758100.0
74) Do you strongly favor, favor, oppose, or strongly oppose allowing gays and lesbians to legally marry? (Q30A)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly favor 23.8
2) Favor 25.3
3) Oppose 19.8
4) Strongly oppose 23
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 8.2
TOTAL3484100.0
75) Do you strongly favor, favor, oppose, or strongly oppose allowing gays and lesbians to adopt children? (Q30B)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly favor 24.3
2) Favor 28.5
3) Oppose 19.2
4) Strongly oppose 21.4
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 6.5
TOTAL3484100.0
76) In your opinion, do you think that homosexuality is [READ IN ORDER] (Q31F1)
TOTAL%
1) Something that people are born with 41.8
2) Something that develops because of the way people are brought up 13.1
3) Or is it just the way that some people prefer to live? 34.3
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 10.8
Missing1758 
TOTAL1726100.0
77) Do you think a gay or lesbian person's sexual orientation can be changed or cannot be changed? (Q32F1)
TOTAL%
1) Can be changed 35.7
2) Cannot be changed 51.3
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 13
Missing1758 
TOTAL1726100.0
78) Do you approve or disapprove of the health care legislation passed by Barack Obama and Congress in 2010? (Q34)
TOTAL%
1) Approve 47.9
2) Disapprove 42.9
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 9.2
TOTAL3484100.0
79) Do you [approve/disapprove] very strongly, or not so strongly? (Q35)
TOTAL%
1) Very strongly 70.8
2) Not so strongly 27.9
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 1.3
Missing296 
TOTAL3188100.0
80) These days, how much do you think churches, synagogues and other houses of worship contribute to solving important social problems: a great deal, some, not much, or nothing at all? (Q40)
TOTAL%
1) A great deal 24.7
2) Some 39.5
3) Not much 22.2
4) Nothing at all 10.4
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 3.1
TOTAL3484100.0
81) During political elections, should churches and other houses of worship come out in favor of one candidate over another, or shouldn't they do this? (Q41)
TOTAL%
1) Should come out in favor of candidates 26.9
2) Should not come out in favor of candidates 66
9) Don't know/refused 7.1
TOTAL3484100.0
82) At the present time, do you think religion as a whole is increasing in its influence on American life or losing its influence? (Q42)
TOTAL%
1) Increasing influence 25.3
2) Losing influence 65.8
3) Same (VOL.) 2.2
9) Don't know/refused (VOL.) 6.7
TOTAL3484100.0
83) All in all, do you think this is a good thing or a bad thing? (Q42B)
TOTAL%
1) Good thing 31.2
2) Bad thing 62
3) Both (VOL.) .9
4) Neither (VOL.) 2
5) Depends (VOL.) 1.5
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 2.4
Missing238 
TOTAL3246100.0
84) How do you feel about this statement: It makes me uncomfortable when politicians talk about how religious they are. Do you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree with it? (Q43F1)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree 17.9
2) Mostly agree 25.9
3) Mostly disagree 30.5
4) Completely disagree 20.8
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 4.9
Missing1758 
TOTAL1726100.0
85) How do you feel about this statement: It makes me uncomfortable when politicians talk about their religious faith and beliefs. Do you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree with it? (Q44F2)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree 14.7
2) Mostly agree 23.5
3) Mostly disagree 32.9
4) Completely disagree 23.9
9) Don't know/refused (VOL.) 5
Missing1726 
TOTAL1758100.0
86) How do you feel about this statement: It's important to me that a president has strong religious beliefs. Do you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree with it? (Q45)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree 29.2
2) Mostly agree 36.2
3) Mostly disagree 17
4) Completely disagree 13.8
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 3.7
TOTAL3484100.0
87) Do you think that conservative Christians have gone too far in trying to impose their religious values on the country, or don't you think Conservative Christians have gone too far? (Q46)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, think that conservative Christians have gone too far 49.6
2) No, don't think that conservative Christians have gone too far 43.3
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 7.1
TOTAL3484100.0
88) Do you think that liberals have gone too far in trying to keep religion out of the schools and the government, or don't you think liberals have gone too far? (Q47)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, think that liberals have gone too far 64.1
2) No, don't think that liberals have gone too far 31.1
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 4.9
TOTAL3484100.0
89) 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 (Baptist, Methodist, Non-denominational, Lutheran, Presbyterian, Pentecostal, Episcopalian, Reformed, Church of Christ, Jehovah's Witness, etc.) 41.1
2) Roman Catholic (Catholic) 21.2
3) Mormon Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints/LDS) 2
4) Orthodox (Greek, Russian, or some other Orthodox church) .7
5) Jewish (Judaism) 1.9
6) Muslim (Islam) .7
7) Buddhist .6
8) Hindu .3
9) Atheist (do not believe in God) 3.4
10) Agnostic (not sure if there is a God) 3.7
11) Something else (SPECIFY) 1.5
12) Nothing in particular 14
13) Christian (VOL.) 6.8
14) Unitarian (Universalist) (VOL.) .3
99) Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 1.9
TOTAL3484100.0
90) Do you think of yourself as Christian or not? (CHR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes 54.4
2) No 40.9
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 4.8
Missing2658 
TOTAL826100.0
91) Would you describe yourself as a 'born-again' or evangelical Christian, or not (BORN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, would 47
2) No, would not 48.8
8) Undesignated .2
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 4.1
Missing816 
TOTAL2668100.0
92) 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 13.2
2) Once a week 23.7
3) Once or twice a month 15.6
4) A few times a year 17.3
5) Seldom 15.7
6) Never 13.8
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.) .7
TOTAL3484100.0
93) How important is religion in your life: very important, somewhat important, not too important, or not at all important? (Q50)
TOTAL%
1) Very important 56
2) Somewhat important 22.4
3) Not too important 10.6
4) Not at all important 10.4
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.) .8
TOTAL3484100.0
94) People tell us there are a variety of reasons they don't attend religious services more often. Just in your own words, what would you say is the main reason you don't attend religious services more often? (Q51)
TOTAL%
1) Response offered (RECORD VERBATIM RESPONSE) 90.9
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 9.1
Missing2641 
TOTAL843100.0
95) Q51OE_1 [Categorized responses from Q51] (Q51OE_1)
TOTAL%
11) Hypocrisy (of religion, churches, church leaders, religious people, etc.) 5.5
12) Religion/churches/church leaders too concerned with money/power/politics; corrupt/corruption 3.2
13) Religion/churches/church leaders too pushy/demanding/have unrealistic/unattainable expectations 2.9
14) Poor services/music/preaching .7
15) General dislike of church leaders/religious leaders 2.6
16) General dislike of or discomfort with other people in church (includes churches/religion are unwelcoming) 1.4
17) Don't agree (with religion/local church), don't believe in religion, don't believe it's necessary to attend 20.4
18) Looking for/haven't found a local church 2
99) Other religion-related reason 2.6
101) Health issues (of respondent/respondent family) 5.6
102) Work 11.3
103) Difficulties with travel (e.g., lack of transportation, church too far away, etc.) 3.8
104) Children/childcare .6
105) Convenience (e.g., R indicates they would go if only it were more convenient to do so) .7
199) Other practical difficulty .2
201) Laziness 3.2
202) Too busy/other things R would rather be doing 14.9
203) Not relevant/Don't get anything out of it .6
204) No reason/Don't feel like it/Not that important/Just don't go 3.1
900) Other/uncodable 5.3
999) Don't know/Refused 9.2
Missing2641 
TOTAL843100.0
96) People practice their religion in different ways. Outside of attending religious services, do you pray [READ LIST] (Q52)
TOTAL%
1) Several times a day 36.8
2) Once a day 19.4
3) A few times a week 12.5
4) Once a week 3.1
5) A few times a month 5.5
6) Seldom 10.9
7) Or never? 10.4
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 1.6
TOTAL3484100.0
97) Do you believe in God or a universal spirit, or not? (Q53)
TOTAL%
1) Yes 90.1
2) No 7.9
3) Other (VOL.) .3
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 1.8
TOTAL3484100.0
98) How certain are you about this belief? Are you absolutely certain, fairly certain, not too certain, or not at all certain? (Q54)
TOTAL%
1) Absolutely certain 73.9
2) Fairly certain 19.2
3) Not too certain 4.1
4) Not at all certain 1.5
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 1.2
Missing422 
TOTAL3062100.0
99) Thinking about when you were a child, in what religion were you raised, if any? (Q70)
TOTAL%
1) Protestant (Baptist, Methodist, Non-denominational, Lutheran, Presbyterian, Pentecostal, Episcopalian, Reformed, Church of Christ, Jehovah's Witness, etc.) 47.1
2) Roman Catholic (Catholic) 30.7
3) Mormon Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints/LDS) 2.1
4) Orthodox (Greek, Russian, or some other Orthodox church) .7
5) Jewish (Judaism) 2.2
6) Muslim (Islam) .8
7) Buddhist .4
8) Hindu .3
9) Atheist (do not believe in God) .4
10) Agnostic (not sure if there is a God) .5
11) Something else (SPECIFY) .7
12) Nothing in particular 8
13) Christian (VOL.) 4.5
14) Unitarian (Universalist) (VOL.) .3
99) Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 1.3
TOTAL3484100.0
100) And was that a Christian religion, or not? (Q71)
TOTAL%
1) Yes 80.3
2) No 10.9
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 8.8
Missing3305 
TOTAL179100.0
101) Earlier you mentioned that you don't currently belong to any religion in particular. Would you say you are looking for a religion that would be right for you, or are you not doing this? (Q72)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, looking for a religion 9.7
2) Not doing this 87.5
8) Undesignated .3
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 2.5
Missing2853 
TOTAL631100.0
102) As I read a short list of statements about churches and other religious organizations, please tell me if you agree or disagree with each one. First, churches and other religious organizations focus too much on rules (Q73A)
TOTAL%
1) Agree 51.8
2) Disagree 42.4
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 5.9
TOTAL3484100.0
103) As I read a short list of statements about churches and other religious organizations, please tell me if you agree or disagree with each one. First, churches and other religious organizations are too concerned with money and power (Q73B)
TOTAL%
1) Agree 51.9
2) Disagree 43
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 5.2
TOTAL3484100.0
104) As I read a short list of statements about churches and other religious organizations, please tell me if you agree or disagree with each one. First, churches and other religious organizations are too involved with politics (Q73D)
TOTAL%
1) Agree 47
2) Disagree 48.2
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 4.9
TOTAL3484100.0
105) As I read a short list of statements about churches and other religious organizations, please tell me if you agree or disagree with each one. First, churches and other religious organizations protect and strengthen morality in society (Q73E)
TOTAL%
1) Agree 74.6
2) Disagree 21.6
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 3.8
TOTAL3484100.0
106) As I read a short list of statements about churches and other religious organizations, please tell me if you agree or disagree with each one. First, churches and other religious organizations bring people together and strengthen community bonds (Q73F)
TOTAL%
1) Agree 87.3
2) Disagree 10.7
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 2
TOTAL3484100.0
107) As I read a short list of statements about churches and other religious organizations, please tell me if you agree or disagree with each one. First, churches and other religious organizations play an important role in helping the poor and needy (Q73G)
TOTAL%
1) Agree 86.7
2) Disagree 11.8
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 1.5
TOTAL3484100.0
108) From what you know, do you think that the Mormon religion and your own religion have a lot in common, or do you think that the Mormon religion and your religion are very different? (Q75)
TOTAL%
1) A lot in common 25.1
2) Very different 60.3
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 14.6
Missing1038 
TOTAL2446100.0
109) From what you know, do you think that the Mormon religion and your own beliefs have a lot in common, or do you think that the Mormon religion and your beliefs are very different? (Q76)
TOTAL%
1) A lot in common 13.8
2) Very different 66.7
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 19.5
Missing2500 
TOTAL984100.0
110) Do you, yourself happen to know anyone who is Mormon? (Q77)
TOTAL%
1) Yes 49.8
2) No 49.1
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 1.1
Missing1757 
TOTAL1727100.0
111) Based on what you have read or heard about Mormons, do you think their religion is a Christian religion, or do you think it is not a Christian religion? (Q78)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, their religion is a Christian religion 50.5
2) No, their religion is not a Christian religion 31.1
9) Don't know/refused (VOL.) 18.4
Missing54 
TOTAL3430100.0
112) How satisfied are you with the leadership provided by your parish priest or priests? Very satisfied, somewhat satisfied, somewhat dissatisfied, or very dissatisfied? (Q80A)
TOTAL%
1) Very satisfied 48.7
2) Somewhat satisfied 33.3
3) Somewhat dissatisfied 7.1
4) Very dissatisfied 6.4
5) Don't go to church (VOL.) 1.2
8) Undesignated .5
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 2.9
Missing2865 
TOTAL619100.0
113) How satisfied are you with the leadership provided by your bishop? Very satisfied, somewhat satisfied, somewhat dissatisfied, or very dissatisfied? (Q80B)
TOTAL%
1) Very satisfied 35.5
2) Somewhat satisfied 38.8
3) Somewhat dissatisfied 11.4
4) Very dissatisfied 6.5
8) Undesignated .5
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 7.4
Missing2865 
TOTAL619100.0
114) How satisfied are you with the leadership provided by American bishops in general? Very satisfied, somewhat satisfied, somewhat dissatisfied, or very dissatisfied? (Q80C)
TOTAL%
1) Very satisfied 16.7
2) Somewhat satisfied 38.6
3) Somewhat dissatisfied 17
4) Very dissatisfied 19.8
8) Undesignated .3
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 7.7
Missing2426 
TOTAL1058100.0
115) How satisfied are you with the leadership provided by the Pope? Very satisfied, somewhat satisfied, somewhat dissatisfied, or very dissatisfied? (Q80D)
TOTAL%
1) Very satisfied 25.5
2) Somewhat satisfied 35.4
3) Somewhat dissatisfied 15.7
4) Very dissatisfied 16.5
8) Undesignated .3
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 6.5
Missing2426 
TOTAL1058100.0
116) How satisfied are you with the leadership provided by Catholic nuns and sisters in the U.S.? Very satisfied, somewhat satisfied, somewhat dissatisfied, or very dissatisfied? (Q80E)
TOTAL%
1) Very satisfied 38.6
2) Somewhat satisfied 34.6
3) Somewhat dissatisfied 9.3
4) Very dissatisfied 7.4
8) Undesignated .3
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 9.8
Missing2426 
TOTAL1058100.0
117) How much, if anything, have you heard about the Catholic bishops in the U.S. protesting government policies that they believe are restricting religious liberty? Have you heard [READ] (Q81)
TOTAL%
1) A lot 19.3
2) A little 39.9
3) Nothing at all 39.5
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 1.3
TOTAL3484100.0
118) Do you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree or completely disagree with the concerns raised by the bishops? (Q82)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree 13.3
2) Mostly agree 26.7
3) Mostly disagree 29.8
4) Completely disagree 18.5
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 11.7
Missing1311 
TOTAL2173100.0
119) Have clergy at your church or place of worship spoken out about government policies that they believe are restricting religious liberty, or not? (Q83)
TOTAL%
1) Yes 24.7
2) No 72.2
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 3.2
Missing1732 
TOTAL1752100.0
120) Now, thinking about Barack Obama's religious beliefs, do you happen to know what Barack Obama's religion is? Is he Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Buddhist, Hindu, atheist, agnostic, or something else? (Q95)
TOTAL%
1) Christian (include volunteers of: Protestant, Church of Christ, Trinity Church, Baptist, Methodist, etc.) 45.2
2) Jewish .4
3) Muslim (include Islam/Islamic) 15.4
4) Buddhist .4
5) Hindu .1
6) Atheist .5
7) Agnostic .4
8) Something else (SPECIFCY) .8
9) Don't know (VOL.) 36.2
10) Refused (VOL.) .6
12) Mixture/combination- includes mixed Christian/Muslim .1
TOTAL3484100.0
121) And in general, would you say you personally are comfortable or uncomfortable with barack Obama's religious faith? (Q96)
TOTAL%
1) Comfortable 67.1
2) Uncomfortable 24.8
3) Doesn't matter/Doesn't make much difference (VOL.) 6.4
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 1.7
Missing1171 
TOTAL2313100.0
122) Respondent's sex (SEX)
TOTAL%
1) Male 49.2
2) Female 50.8
TOTAL3484100.0
123) What is your age? (AGE)
TOTAL%
18) 18 2.5
19) 19 2.1
20) 20 2
21) 21 2.2
22) 22 1.8
23) 23 1.3
24) 24 1.4
25) 25 1.7
26) 26 1.9
27) 27 1.3
28) 28 1.4
29) 29 1.2
30) 30 2.2
31) 31 1.9
32) 32 2.1
33) 33 1.1
34) 34 1.6
35) 35 1.4
36) 36 2
37) 37 1.3
38) 38 1.4
39) 39 1.2
40) 40 2.5
41) 41 1.3
42) 42 2
43) 43 1.7
44) 44 1.3
45) 45 1.7
46) 46 1.8
47) 47 1.7
48) 48 1.8
49) 49 1.7
50) 50 2.6
51) 51 1.7
52) 52 1.9
53) 53 1.9
54) 54 2
55) 55 2.7
56) 56 1.6
57) 57 1.3
58) 58 1.9
59) 59 1.9
60) 60 1.8
61) 61 1.2
62) 62 1.7
63) 63 1.3
64) 64 1.3
65) 65 1.6
66) 66 .5
67) 67 1.5
68) 68 .9
69) 69 1.1
70) 70 1.3
71) 71 .8
72) 72 .6
73) 73 .6
74) 74 .9
75) 75 .6
76) 76 .5
77) 77 .4
78) 78 .6
79) 79 .5
80) 80 .7
81) 81 .4
82) 82 .6
83) 83 .4
84) 84 .3
85) 85 .3
86) 86 .4
87) 87 .5
88) 88 .3
89) 89 .2
90) 90 .2
91) 91 .1
92) 92 0
93) 93 .1
95) 95 0
96) 96 0
97) 97 or older 0
99) Refused (DO NOT READ) 1.8
TOTAL3484100.0
124) What is the highest level of school you have completed or the highest degree you have received? [DO NOT READ] (EDUC)
TOTAL%
1) Less than high school (Grades 1-8 or no formal schooling) 4.3
2) High school incomplete (Grades 9-11 or Grade 12 with NO diploma) 7.3
3) High school graduate (Grade 12 with diploma or GED certificate) 30.6
4) Some college, no degree (includes community college) 16.4
5) Two year associate degree from a college or university 11.2
6) Four year college or university degree/Bachelor's degree (e.g., BS, BA, AB) 16.6
7) Some postgraduate or professional schooling, no postgraduate degree 1.4
8) Postgraduate or professional degree, including master's, doctorate, medical or law degree (e.g., MA, MS, PhD, MD, JD) 11.7
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.) .6
TOTAL3484100.0
125) Are you of Hispanic or Latino origin, such as Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban or some other Spanish background? (HISP)
TOTAL%
1) Yes 13.3
2) No 86
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.) .8
TOTAL3484100.0
126) (First mention) Which of the following describes your race? White, Black or African American, Asian or Asian American or some other race. [IF VOL. MIXED/BIRACIAL, What race/races is that?] (RACE3M1)
TOTAL%
1) White (e.g., Caucasian, European, Irish, Italian, Arab, Middle Eastern) 74.6
2) Black or African-American (e.g., Negro, Kenyan, Nigerian, Haitian) 12.3
3) Asian or Asian-American (e.g., Asian Indian, Chinese, Filipino, Vietnamese or other Asian origin groups) 2.9
4) Some other race (SPECIFY; PROBE IF NEEDED: What race/races is that?) .5
5) Native American/American Indian/Alaska Native (VOL.) 1.3
6) Pacific Islander/Native Hawaiian (VOL.) .2
7) Hispanic/Latino (e.g., Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban) 5.6
8) Don't know (VOL.) .5
9) Refused (e.g., includes non-race answers like American, Human, Homo sapien, purple) (VOL.) 2.2
TOTAL3484100.0
127) (Second mention) Which of the following describes your race? White, Black or African American, Asian or Asian American or some other race. [IF VOL. MIXED/BIRACIAL, What race/races is that?] (RACE3M2)
TOTAL%
1) White (e.g., Caucasian, European, Irish, Italian, Arab, Middle Eastern) 2.8
2) Black or African-American (e.g., Negro, Kenyan, Nigerian, Haitian) 33.1
3) Asian or Asian-American (e.g., Asian Indian, Chinese, Filipino, Vietnamese or other Asian origin groups) 18.5
5) Native American/American Indian/Alaska Native (VOL.) 30.2
7) Hispanic/Latino (e.g., Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban) 13.5
9) Refused (e.g., includes non-race answers like American, Human, Homo sapien, purple) (VOL.) 1.8
Missing3403 
TOTAL81100.0
128) (Third mention) Which of the following describes your race? White, Black or African American, Asian or Asian American or some other race. [IF VOL. MIXED/BIRACIAL, What race/races is that?] (RACE3M3)
TOTAL%
2) Black or African-American (e.g., Negro, Kenyan, Nigerian, Haitian) 5.8
3) Asian or Asian-American (e.g., Asian Indian, Chinese, Filipino, Vietnamese or other Asian origin groups) 26.9
5) Native American/American Indian/Alaska Native (VOL.) 44.2
6) Pacific Islander/Native Hawaiian (VOL.) 11.5
7) Hispanic/Latino (e.g., Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban) 11.5
Missing3470 
TOTAL14100.0
129) (Fourth mention) Which of the following describes your race? White, Black or African American, Asian or Asian American or some other race. [IF VOL. MIXED/BIRACIAL, What race/races is that?] (RACE3M4)
TOTAL%
7) Hispanic/Latino (VOL.) (e.g., Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban) 100
Missing3481 
TOTAL3100.0
130) Were you born in the United States, on the island of Puerto Rico, or in another country? (BIRTH_HI)
TOTAL%
1) U.S. 46.3
2) Puerto Rico 2.5
3) Another country 51.2
Missing3125 
TOTAL359100.0
131) Were you born in the United States or in another country? (USBORN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, born in U.S. 92.4
2) No, some other country 7.3
4) Other U.S. territories (includes Guam, Samoa, U.S. Virgin islands) (VOL.) .1
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.) .3
Missing359 
TOTAL3125100.0
132) Combining Race (RACECMB)
TOTAL%
1) White 72.3
2) Black 12.1
3) Asian 2.8
4) Mixed Race 3
5) Some other race 7.1
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 2.7
TOTAL3484100.0
133) Race/Ethnicity (RACETHN)
TOTAL%
1) White, non-Hispanic 66.8
2) Black, non-Hispanic 11.5
3) Hispanic 13.3
4) Other 6.4
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 2.1
TOTAL3484100.0
134) Generally speaking, do you think of yourself as a religious person, or not? (Q97A)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, think of self as religious person 62.6
2) No, do not 36
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 1.4
TOTAL3484100.0
135) Generally speaking, do you think of yourself as a spiritual person, or not? (Q97B)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, think of self as spiritual person 76.5
2) No, do not 21.8
9) Don't know/refused (VOL.) 1.7
TOTAL3484100.0
136) Are you currently married, living with a partner, divorced, separated, widowed, or have you never been married? (MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Married 49.1
2) Living with a partner 6.8
3) Divorced 10.1
4) Separated 2.8
5) Widowed 7.1
6) Never been married 23.1
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 1
TOTAL3484100.0
137) Last year, that is in 2011, approximately what was your total family income before taxes? (INCOME)
TOTAL%
1) Less than $10,000 9.3
2) $10,000 to under $20,000 11.2
3) $20,000 to under $30,000 10.8
4) $30,000 to under $40,000 9.8
5) $40,000 to under $50,000 7.1
6) $50,000 to under $75,000 11.8
7) $75,000 to under $100,000 11.6
8) $100,000 to under $150,000 8
9) $150,000 or over 7.2
10) Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 13.2
TOTAL3484100.0
138) In politics today, do you consider yourself a Republican, Democrat, or Independent? (PARTY)
TOTAL%
1) Republican 23.1
2) Democrat 33.1
3) Independent 37.5
4) No preference (VOL.) 3.2
5) Other party (VOL.) .2
9) Don't know/refused (VOL.) 2.9
TOTAL3484100.0
139) As of today do you lean more to the Republican party or more to the Democratic Party? (PARTYLN)
TOTAL%
1) Republican 34.8
2) Democrat 40.1
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 25.1
Missing2018 
TOTAL1466100.0
140) In general, would you describe your political views as... [READ] (IDEO)
TOTAL%
1) Very conservative 8.7
2) Conservative 28.1
3) Moderate 34.6
4) Liberal [OR] 16.3
5) Very liberal 7.7
9) Don't know/refused (VOL.) 4.6
TOTAL3484100.0
141) From what you know, do you agree or disagree with the Tea Party movement, or don't you have an opinion either way? (TEAPART2)
TOTAL%
1) Agree 18.9
2) Disagree 28.2
3) No opinion either way 48.9
8) Haven't heard of (VOL.) 2.6
9) Refused (VOL.) 1.5
TOTAL3484100.0
142) How many people, including yourself, live in your household? (HH1)
TOTAL%
1) 1 17.3
2) 2 31.1
3) 3 17.9
4) 4 16.4
5) 5 8.7
6) 6 4.3
7) 7 1.5
8) Eight or more 1
9) Don't know/Refused 1.7
TOTAL3484100.0
143) How many, including yourself, are adults, age 18 and older? (HH3)
TOTAL%
1) 1 5.2
2) 2 59.3
3) 3 20.1
4) 4 10.4
5) 5 2
6) 6 1
7) 7 .2
8) Eight or more .1
9) Don't know/refused 1.7
Missing757 
TOTAL2727100.0
144) How many children have you ever had? Please count all biological children who were born alive at any time in your life? (FERT)
TOTAL%
0) 0 31
1) 1 12.5
2) 2 25.3
3) 3 15
4) 4 7.9
5) 5 3.7
6) 6 1.3
7) 7 .8
8) 8 .8
9) 9 .3
10) 10 .1
11) 11 0
12) 12 .1
13) 13 0
25) 25 0
99) Don't know/Refused 1.2
TOTAL3484100.0
145) Now thinking about your telephone use, do you have a working cell phone? (QL1)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, have cell phone 73.5
2) No, do not 25.7
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.) .9
Missing1492 
TOTAL1992100.0
146) Does anyone else in your household have a working cell phone? (QL1A)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, someone in household has cell phone 55.6
2) No 40.4
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 4
Missing3234 
TOTAL250100.0
147) 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? (QC1)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, has a home telephone 34.3
2) No, not home telephone 65
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.) .7
Missing1992 
TOTAL1492100.0
148) Of all the telephone calls that you receive, do you get [READ AND RANDOMIZE OPTIONS 1 AND 3- KEEP 2 ALWAYS IN THE MIDDLE]? (LC2)
TOTAL%
1) All or almost all calls on a cell phone 24.8
2) Some on a cell phone and some on a regular home phone 30.9
3) All or almost all calls on a regular home phone 42.9
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 1.4
Missing3052 
TOTAL432100.0
149) Now thinking about all the people in your household, including yourself, of all the telephone calls that your household receives are [READ AND RANDOMIZE OPTIONS 1 AND 3- KEEP 2 ALWAYS IN THE MIDDLE]? (LC3)
TOTAL%
1) All or almost all calls on a cell phone 33.1
2) Some on a cell phone and some on a regular home phone 43
3) All or almost all calls on a regular home phone 22.8
9) [VOL. DO NOT READ] Don't know/refused 1.1
Missing1499 
TOTAL1985100.0
150) That's the end of the interview. As I mentioned, as a token of our appreciation we would like to send you a check for $10. I will need your full name and a mailing address where we can send you the money? (INC)
TOTAL%
1) Gave information 65.2
9) Respondent does not want the money (VOL.) 34.8
Missing3234 
TOTAL250100.0
151) That's the end of the interview. If you would like to be reimbursed for your cell phone minutes, we can send you $5. I will need your full name and a mailing address where we can send you the money? (MONEY2)
TOTAL%
1) Gave information 31.3
9) Respondent does not want the money (VOL.) 68.7
Missing2112 
TOTAL1372100.0
152) Red, Blue, & Battle (BATTLE)
TOTAL%
1) Republican states 31.4
2) Democratic states 40.1
3) Battleground states 28.4
TOTAL3484100.0
153) Household phone use by call type (PHONEUSE)
TOTAL%
1) LLO 7.1
2) Dual/few, some cell 39.8
3) Dual/most cell 18.9
4) CPO 33.5
5) LL, DK if cell .4
6) Cell, DK if LL .4
TOTAL3484100.0
154) Unaffiliated detail (UNDETAIL)
TOTAL%
1) Atheist 3.4
2) Agnostic 3.7
3) Nothing in particular 14
4) Affiliated/Don't know/Refused 79
TOTAL3484100.0
155) Unaffiliated indicator (UNAFFIL)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL34840.210.41
156) Weight for landline sample and cell phone only (COWEIGHT)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL23674.872.18
157) Weight for landline sample (LLWEIGHT)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL17717.564.90
158) Final religiously unaffiliated weight (UWEIGHT)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL9585.062.30
159) Final weight for combined landline and cell sample (WEIGHT)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL29733.4682.166
160) What is your age? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-AGE)
TOTAL%
1) 18-29 21.1
2) 30-49 34.4
3) 50-64 27.2
4) 65+ 17.3
Missing80 
TOTAL3404100.0
161) What is the highest level of school you have completed or the highest degree you have received? [DO NOT READ] (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-EDUC)
TOTAL%
1) Less than high school 11.6
2) High school graduate (Grade 12 with diploma or GED certificate) 30.8
3) Some college 27.7
4) Four year college or university degree/Bachelor's degree (e.g., BS, BA, AB) 16.7
5) Postgraduate education 13.2
Missing25 
TOTAL3459100.0
162) In politics today, do you consider yourself a Republican, Democrat, or Independent? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-PARTYID)
TOTAL%
1) Republican 23.8
2) Democrat 34.1
3) Independent 38.7
4) Other 3.5
Missing90 
TOTAL3394100.0
163) Race/Ethnicity (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-RACE)
TOTAL%
1) White, non-Hispanic 68.2
2) Black, non-Hispanic 11.7
3) Hispanic 13.5
4) Other 6.5
Missing71 
TOTAL3413100.0
164) What is your present religion, if any? Are you Protestant, Roman Catholic, Mormon, Orthodox such as Greek or Russian Orthodox, Jewish, Muslim, Buddhist, Hindu, Atheist, Agnostic, something else, or nothing in particular? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-RELIGION)
TOTAL%
1) Protestant (Baptist, Methodist, Non-denominational, Lutheran, Presbyterian, Pentecostal, Episcopalian, Reformed, Church of Christ, Jehovah's Witness, etc.) 41.9
2) Roman Catholic (Catholic) 21.6
3) Other Christian 9.6
4) Other religion 5.4
5) Atheist/agnostic 7.2
6) Nothing in particular 14.2
Missing51 
TOTAL3433100.0
165) Respondent's sex (For use with online analysis) (I-SEX)
TOTAL%
1) Male 49.2
2) Female 50.8
TOTAL3484100.0