Religion and Public Life Survey, 2001

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Percentages are weighted by 155) WEIGHT; Total Ns reported are unweighted
1) ID NUMBER (ID)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL204114210.0412223.58
2) Form number (FORM)
TOTAL%
1) Form 1 49.4
2) Form 2 50.6
TOTAL2041100.0
3) All in all, are you satisfied or dissatisfied with the way things are going in this country today? (SATCNTRY)
TOTAL%
1) Satisfied 47
2) Dissatisfied 45.4
9) Don't know/Refused 7.6
TOTAL2041100.0
4) When you need help, would you say that you can turn to many people for support, just a few people, or hardly any people for support? (PPLSPRT)
TOTAL%
1) Many people 43.1
2) Just a few people 42.4
3) Hardly any people 10.9
4) No one/None 2.2
9) Don't know/Refused 1.4
TOTAL2041100.0
5) Next I would like to talk with you about volunteer activity. By volunteer activity, I mean not just belonging to an organization, but actually spending your time helping without being paid for it. In the past year have you volunteered your time to: any church or religious group (VOLREL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes 40
2) No 59.8
9) Don't know/Refused .3
TOTAL2041100.0
6) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO VOLUNTEERED FOR ANY CHURCH OR RELIGIOUS GROUP IN THE LAST YEAR (VOLREL). In the past month, on about how many days, if any, have you volunteered for a church or religious group? (MONREL)
TOTAL%
0) 0 16.3
1) 1 11.6
2) 2 14
3) 3 8.7
4) 4 18.4
5) 5 6.5
6) 6 4
7) 7 1.7
8) 8 5
9) 9 .6
10) 10 2.9
11) 11 .1
12) 12 2.9
13) 13 .1
14) 14 .6
15) 15 .9
16) 16 .2
20) 20 1
24) 24 .1
25) 25 .1
28) 28 .3
30) 30 1.4
31) 31 .4
32) Don't know/Refused 2
Missing1187 
TOTAL854100.0
7) Next I would like to talk with you about volunteer activity. By volunteer activity, I mean not just belonging to an organization, but actually spending your time helping without being paid for it. In the past year have you volunteered your time to: any political organizations or candidates (VOLPOL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes 6.3
2) No 93.6
9) Don't know/Refused .1
TOTAL2041100.0
8) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO VOLUNTEERED FOR ANY POLITIAL ORGANIZATIONS OR CANDIDATES IN THE LAST YEAR (VOLPOL). In the past month, on about how many days, if any, have you volunteered for any political organizations or candidates? (MONPOL)
TOTAL%
0) 0 52.9
1) 1 10.4
2) 2 11.1
3) 3 4.4
4) 4 6.1
5) 5 2
6) 6 .7
7) 7 2.7
10) 10 1.7
12) 12 .7
16) 16 .7
28) 28 1
32) Don't know/Refused 5.7
Missing1906 
TOTAL135100.0
9) Next I would like to talk with you about volunteer activity. By volunteer activity, I mean not just belonging to an organization, but actually spending your time helping without being paid for it. In the past year have you volunteered your time to: any child or youth development programs, such as day care centers, schools, tutoring, Scouts or Little League (VOLYOUTH)
TOTAL%
1) Yes 30.7
2) No 69.2
9) Don't know/Refused .1
TOTAL2041100.0
10) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO VOLUNTEERED FOR ANY CHILD OR YOUTH DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS, SUCH AS DAY CARE CENTERS, SCHOOLS, TUTORING, SCOUTS OR LITTLE LEAGUE IN THE LAST YEAR (VOLYOUTH). In the past month, on about how many days, if any, have you volunteered for any child or youth development programs such as day care centers, schools, tutoring, Scouts or Little League? (MONYOUTH)
TOTAL%
0) 0 18.2
1) 1 11.6
2) 2 14.1
3) 3 8.1
4) 4 14.2
5) 5 6.7
6) 6 1.5
7) 7 2.1
8) 8 3.7
9) 9 .8
10) 10 3.8
11) 11 .1
12) 12 2.1
13) 13 .1
14) 14 1.1
15) 15 2
16) 16 .6
18) 18 .1
19) 19 .1
20) 20 3.5
22) 22 .1
24) 24 .3
25) 25 .9
28) 28 .7
30) 30 1.5
31) 31 1.1
32) Don't know/Refused 1
Missing1374 
TOTAL667100.0
11) Next I would like to talk with you about volunteer activity. By volunteer activity, I mean not just belonging to an organization, but actually spending your time helping without being paid for it. In the past year have you volunteered your time to: any arts or cultural organization, like a theater or music group, museum, or public TV station (VOLARTS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes 9.9
2) No 89.9
9) Don't know/Refused .1
TOTAL2041100.0
12) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO VOLUNTEERED FOR ANY ARTS OR CULTURAL ORGANIZATION, LIKE A THEATER OR MUSIC GROUP, MUSEUM, OR PUBLIC TV STATION IN THE LAST YEAR (VOLARTS). In the past month, on about how many days, if any, have you volunteered for any arts or cultural organization, like a theater or music group, museum, or public TV station? (MONARTS)
TOTAL%
0) 0 26.6
1) 1 10.6
2) 2 17.5
3) 3 8.2
4) 4 10.2
5) 5 5.2
6) 6 1.5
7) 7 1.3
8) 8 3.2
10) 10 1.9
12) 12 .9
13) 13 .4
14) 14 .4
15) 15 1.3
16) 16 .2
20) 20 4.3
24) 24 .2
25) 25 .4
28) 28 .2
30) 30 3.2
31) 31 .2
32) Don't know/Refused 1.7
Missing1820 
TOTAL221100.0
13) Next I would like to talk with you about volunteer activity. By volunteer activity, I mean not just belonging to an organization, but actually spending your time helping without being paid for it. In the past year have you volunteered your time to: any neighborhood, civic or community group such as a block association or a neighborhood watch (VOLCIVIC)
TOTAL%
1) Yes 18
2) No 81.9
9) Don't know/Refused .1
TOTAL2041100.0
14) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO VOLUNTEERED FOR ANY NEIGHBORHOOD, CIVIC OR COMMUNITY GROUP SUCH AS A BLOCK ASSOCIATION OR A NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH IN THE LAST YEAR (VOLCIVIC). In the past month, on about how many days, if any, have you volunteered for any neighborhood, civic or community group such as a block association or a neighborhood watch? (MONCIVIC)
TOTAL%
0) 0 23.6
1) 1 18.4
2) 2 16.6
3) 3 8.4
4) 4 8.2
5) 5 6
6) 6 .9
7) 7 2
8) 8 .8
10) 10 2.7
11) 11 .2
12) 12 .8
14) 14 .8
15) 15 1.1
16) 16 .2
17) 17 .2
18) 18 .1
20) 20 .8
25) 25 .2
28) 28 .8
30) 30 3.3
31) 31 1.7
32) Don't know/Refused 1.9
Missing1645 
TOTAL396100.0
15) Next I would like to talk with you about volunteer activity. By volunteer activity, I mean not just belonging to an organization, but actually spending your time helping without being paid for it. In the past year have you volunteered your time to: any organization to help the poor, sick, elderly, or homeless (VOLPOOR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes 31.4
2) No 68.3
9) Don't know/Refused .3
TOTAL2041100.0
16) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO VOLUNTEERED FOR ANY ORGANIZATION TO HELP THE POOR, SICK, ELDERLY, OR HOMELESS IN THE LAST YEAR (VOLPOOR). In the past month, on about how many days, if any, have you volunteered for any organization to help the poor, sick, elderly, or homeless? (MONPOOR)
TOTAL%
0) 0 29.5
1) 1 16.2
2) 2 12.4
3) 3 10.1
4) 4 10.5
5) 5 4.1
6) 6 1.7
7) 7 1.4
8) 8 2.2
10) 10 1.6
12) 12 .9
14) 14 1.9
15) 15 1
16) 16 .3
20) 20 1.2
21) 21 .1
25) 25 .2
30) 30 1.5
31) 31 1.1
32) Don't know/Refused 2.2
Missing1376 
TOTAL665100.0
17) Now I am going to read you a list of some programs and proposals that are being discussed in this country today. For each one, please tell me whether you strongly favor, favor, oppose, or strongly oppose it. The first one is: the death penalty for persons convicted of murder. (FAVDTHPN)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly favor 29.9
2) Favor 35.5
3) Oppose 17.4
4) Strongly oppose 10.2
9) Don't know/Refused 7
TOTAL2041100.0
18) Which one of the following has had the biggest influence on your thinking on the issue of the death penalty for persons convicted of murder? (INFDTHPN)
TOTAL%
1) A personal experience 12.2
2) The views of your friends and family 5
3) What you have seen or read in the media 24.7
4) Your religious beliefs 23.2
5) Your education 13.8
6) Something else (specify) 16.8
9) Don't know/Refused 4.2
TOTAL2041100.0
19) Now I am going to read you a list of some programs and proposals that are being discussed in this country today. For each one, please tell me whether you strongly favor, favor, oppose, or strongly oppose it. The next one is: allowing gays and lesbians to marry legally. (FAVGYMRY)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly favor 8.4
2) Favor 26.5
3) Oppose 22.7
4) Strongly oppose 34.1
9) Don't know/Refused 8.3
TOTAL2041100.0
20) Which one of the following has had the biggest influence on your thinking on the issue of allowing gays and lesbians to marry legally? (INFGYMRY)
TOTAL%
1) A personal experience 12.3
2) The views of your friends and family 7.7
3) What you have seen or read in the media 8.8
4) Your religious beliefs 39.4
5) Your education 12.1
6) Something else (specify) 15.3
9) Don't know/Refused 4.3
TOTAL2041100.0
21) Now I am going to read you a list of some programs and proposals that are being discussed in this country today. For each one, please tell me whether you strongly favor, favor, oppose, or strongly oppose it. The next one is: providing more generous government assistance to the poor. (FAVASTPR)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly favor 27.6
2) Favor 45.3
3) Oppose 16.8
4) Strongly oppose 6.2
9) Don't know/Refused 4.1
TOTAL2041100.0
22) Which one of the following has had the biggest influence on your thinking on the issue of providing more generous government assistance to the poor? (INFASTPR)
TOTAL%
1) A personal experience 27.7
2) The views of your friends and family 7.6
3) What you have seen or read in the media 18.8
4) Your religious beliefs 12.5
5) Your education 16.5
6) Something else (specify) 14.3
9) Don't know/Refused 2.7
TOTAL2041100.0
23) Now I am going to read you a list of some programs and proposals that are being discussed in this country today. For each one, please tell me whether you strongly favor, favor, oppose, or strongly oppose it. The next one is: allowing unrestricted scientific research related to human cloning. (FAVHMCLN)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly favor 2.2
2) Favor 11
3) Oppose 33.3
4) Strongly oppose 47.7
9) Don't know/Refused 5.8
TOTAL2041100.0
24) Which one of the following has had the biggest influence on your thinking on the issue of allowing unrestricted scientific research related to human cloning? (INFHMCLN)
TOTAL%
1) A personal experience 6.1
2) The views of your friends and family 2.1
3) What you have seen or read in the media 20.7
4) Your religious beliefs 34.8
5) Your education 18.7
6) Something else (specify) 13.5
9) Don't know/Refused 4.2
TOTAL2041100.0
25) Now I am going to read you a list of some programs and proposals that are being discussed in this country today. For each one, please tell me whether you strongly favor, favor, oppose, or strongly oppose it. The next one is: an across the board income tax cut. (FAVTAXCT)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly favor 28
2) Favor 39.4
3) Oppose 16.6
4) Strongly oppose 7.5
9) Don't know/Refused 8.5
TOTAL2041100.0
26) Now I am going to read you a list of some programs and proposals that are being discussed in this country today. For each one, please tell me whether you strongly favor, favor, oppose, or strongly oppose it. The next one is: making it legal for doctors to give terminally ill patients the means to end their lives. (FAVENDLF)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly favor 19
2) Favor 33.5
3) Oppose 22.3
4) Strongly oppose 18.4
9) Don't know/Refused 6.9
TOTAL2041100.0
27) Which one of the following has had the biggest influence on your thinking on the issue of making it legal for doctors to give terminally ill patients the means to end their lives? (INFENDLF)
TOTAL%
1) A personal experience 23.8
2) The views of your friends and family 7.8
3) What you have seen or read in the media 12.7
4) Your religious beliefs 27.5
5) Your education 11.3
6) Something else (specify) 13.4
9) Don't know/Refused 3.5
TOTAL2041100.0
28) Now I am going to read you a list of some programs and proposals that are being discussed in this country today. For each one, please tell me whether you strongly favor, favor, oppose, or strongly oppose it. The next one is: allowing churches and other houses of worship to apply, along with other organizations, for government funding to provide social services such as job training or drug treatment counseling to people who need them. (FAVAPLFD)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly favor 29.8
2) Favor 44.7
3) Oppose 12.7
4) Strongly oppose 8.5
9) Don't know/Refused 4.3
Missing1018 
TOTAL1023100.0
29) Now I am going to read you a list of some programs and proposals that are being discussed in this country today. For each one, please tell me whether you strongly favor, favor, oppose, or strongly oppose it. The next one is: giving government funding to churches and other houses of worship so they can provide social services such as job training or drug treatment counseling to people who need them. (FAVGOVFD)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly favor 26.6
2) Favor 39.4
3) Oppose 19.1
4) Strongly oppose 11.2
9) Don't know/Refused 3.7
Missing1023 
TOTAL1018100.0
30) Now I'm going to read you a couple of statements. Please tell if you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree with each statement: People should do much more than they do now to help others who are in need, even if it costs them their own time and money. (AGHLPMR)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree 33.5
2) Mostly agree 52.4
3) Mostly disagree 9.1
4) Completely disagree 2.4
9) Don't know/Refused 2.5
TOTAL2041100.0
31) Which one of the following has had the biggest influence on your thinking on the issue that people should do much more than they do now to help others who are in need, even if it costs them their own time and money? (INFHLPMR)
TOTAL%
1) A personal experience 34.8
2) The views of your friends and family 11.9
3) What you have seen or read in the media 11.1
4) Your religious beliefs 18
5) Your education 9.6
6) Something else (specify) 12.2
9) Don't know/Refused 2.4
TOTAL2041100.0
32) Do you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree that, in the future, the U.S. and other Western powers have a moral obligation to use military force if necessary, to prevent one group of people from committing genocide against another? (AGMILOB)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree 36.3
2) Mostly agree 38
3) Mostly disagree 10.7
4) Completely disagree 6
9) Don't know/Refused 9.1
TOTAL2041100.0
33) Which one of the following has had the biggest influence on your thinking on the issue that in the future, the U.S. and other Western powers have a moral obligation to use military force if necessary, to prevent one group of people from committing genocide against another? (INFMILOB)
TOTAL%
1) A personal experience 11.6
2) The views of your friends and family 4.5
3) What you have seen or read in the media 34.4
4) Your religious beliefs 12.6
5) Your education 18.2
6) Something else (specify) 11.7
9) Don't know/Refused 6.9
TOTAL2041100.0
34) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO COMPLETED FORM 1. In your opinion, should the churches keep out of political matters- or should they express their views on day-to-day social and political questions? (CHPOLVWS)
TOTAL%
1) Should keep out 45.4
2) Should express views 48.2
9) No opinion 6.3
Missing1018 
TOTAL1023100.0
35) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO COMPLETED FORM 2. 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? (RLPOLVWS)
TOTAL%
1) Should keep out 43.4
2) Should express views 50.6
9) No opinion 6
Missing1023 
TOTAL1018100.0
36) Do you think it is ever right for clergy to discuss political candidates or issues from the pulpit? (CLRGYPOL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes 27.8
2) No 65.4
9) Don't know/Refused 6.7
TOTAL2041100.0
37) Form1AB (FORM1AB)
TOTAL%
1) Form 1a 48
2) Form 1b 52
Missing1018 
TOTAL1023100.0
38) From2AB (FORM2AB)
TOTAL%
1) Form 2a 48.7
2) Form 2b 51.3
Missing1023 
TOTAL1018100.0
39) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO COMPLETED FORM 1. Now I'd like your views on some groups and organizations. Please tell me which category best describes your overall opinion of what you read. Would you say your overall opinion of Congress is very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable? (FAVCONG)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable 5.8
2) Mostly favorable 50.4
3) Mostly unfavorable 26.2
4) Very unfavorable 9.7
5) Never heard of .6
8) Can't rate 6
9) Refused 1.2
Missing1018 
TOTAL1023100.0
40) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO COMPLETED FORM 2. Now I'd like your views on some groups and organizations. Please tell me which category best describes your overall opinion of what you read. Would you say your overall opinion of the Supreme Court is very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable? (FAVSPRCT)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable 15.1
2) Mostly favorable 57.4
3) Mostly unfavorable 14.7
4) Very unfavorable 5.2
5) Never heard of .1
8) Can't rate 5.9
9) Refused 1.5
Missing1023 
TOTAL1018100.0
41) Now I'd like your views on some groups and organizations. Please tell me which category best describes your overall opinion of what you read. Would you say your overall opinion of the Christian conservative movement is very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable? (FAVCCMVT)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable 8.8
2) Mostly favorable 32.8
3) Mostly unfavorable 19.7
4) Very unfavorable 10.7
5) Never heard of 11.9
8) Can't rate 14
9) Refused 2.1
TOTAL2041100.0
42) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO COMPLETED FORM 1. Now I'd like your views on some groups and organizations. Please tell me which category best describes your overall opinion of what you read. Would you say your overall opinion of business corporations is very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable? (FAVBSCRP)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable 9
2) Mostly favorable 56.2
3) Mostly unfavorable 19.1
4) Very unfavorable 6.4
5) Never heard of .8
8) Can't rate 6.5
9) Refused 2
Missing1018 
TOTAL1023100.0
43) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO COMPLETED FORM 2. Now I'd like your views on some groups and organizations. Please tell me which category best describes your overall opinion of what you read. Would you say your overall opinion of labor unions is very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable? (FAVLBRUN)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable 15.9
2) Mostly favorable 46.6
3) Mostly unfavorable 21.4
4) Very unfavorable 6.9
5) Never heard of .8
8) Can't rate 6.3
9) Refused 2.1
Missing1023 
TOTAL1018100.0
44) Now I'd like your views on some groups and organizations. Please tell me which category best describes your overall opinion of what you read. Would you say your overall opinion of the motion picture and entertainment television industry is very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable? (FAVENTIN)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable 7.9
2) Mostly favorable 42.6
3) Mostly unfavorable 30.7
4) Very unfavorable 14.5
5) Never heard of .4
8) Can't rate 3
9) Refused .8
TOTAL2041100.0
45) Now I'd like your views on some specific religious groups. Is your overall opinion of Catholics very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable? (FAVCATH)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable 19.1
2) Mostly favorable 55
3) Mostly unfavorable 10.2
4) Very unfavorable 3.2
5) Never heard of .4
8) Can't rate 9.7
9) Refused 2.5
TOTAL2041100.0
46) Now I'd like your views on some specific religious groups. Is your overall opinion of Jews very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable? (FAVJEWS)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable 15.7
2) Mostly favorable 55.7
3) Mostly unfavorable 7.8
4) Very unfavorable 1.9
5) Never heard of .5
8) Can't rate 15.4
9) Refused 2.9
TOTAL2041100.0
47) Now I'd like your views on some specific religious groups. Is your overall opinion of Evangelical Christians very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable? (FAVEVANC)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable 12.7
2) Mostly favorable 41.8
3) Mostly unfavorable 12.6
4) Very unfavorable 4.3
5) Never heard of 7.7
8) Can't rate 17.4
9) Refused 3.5
TOTAL2041100.0
48) Now I'd like your views on some specific religious groups. Is your overall opinion of Muslim Americans very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable? (FAVMUSAM)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable 6.6
2) Mostly favorable 38.1
3) Mostly unfavorable 16.2
4) Very unfavorable 8.2
5) Never heard of 4.2
8) Can't rate 23.6
9) Refused 3.2
TOTAL2041100.0
49) Now I'd like your views on some specific religious groups. Is your overall opinion of American Buddhists very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable? (FAVAMBUD)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable 5.9
2) Mostly favorable 31.1
3) Mostly unfavorable 14.2
4) Very unfavorable 10.5
5) Never heard of 6.9
8) Can't rate 28
9) Refused 3.4
TOTAL2041100.0
50) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO COMPLETED FORM 1A. Now I'd like your views on some specific religious groups. Is your overall opinion of Methodists very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable? (FAVMETH)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable 15.7
2) Mostly favorable 56.8
3) Mostly unfavorable 6.5
4) Very unfavorable 1.9
5) Never heard of 2.3
8) Can't rate 15
9) Refused 2
Missing1551 
TOTAL490100.0
51) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO COMPLETED FORM 1B. Now I'd like your views on some specific religious groups. Is your overall opinion of Episcopalians very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable? (FAVEPIS)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable 9.9
2) Mostly favorable 43.8
3) Mostly unfavorable 5.9
4) Very unfavorable 3.4
5) Never heard of 9.4
8) Can't rate 23.8
9) Refused 3.9
Missing1508 
TOTAL533100.0
52) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO COMPLETED FORM 2A. Now I'd like your views on some specific religious groups. Is your overall opinion of Lutherans very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable? (FAVLUTH)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable 12.6
2) Mostly favorable 51.6
3) Mostly unfavorable 8.6
4) Very unfavorable 2.3
5) Never heard of 3.7
8) Can't rate 18.5
9) Refused 2.8
Missing1550 
TOTAL491100.0
53) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO COMPLETED FORM 2B. Now I'd like your views on some specific religious groups. Is your overall opinion of Presbyterians very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable? (FAVPRESB)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable 11.5
2) Mostly favorable 55.4
3) Mostly unfavorable 6.4
4) Very unfavorable 2.5
5) Never heard of 3
8) Can't rate 19.1
9) Refused 2.1
Missing1514 
TOTAL527100.0
54) Now I'd like your views on some specific religious groups. Is your overall opinion of atheists, that is, people who don't believe in God, very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable? (FAVATHST)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable 4.4
2) Mostly favorable 24.4
3) Mostly unfavorable 22
4) Very unfavorable 35.2
5) Never heard of .4
8) Can't rate 11
9) Refused 2.8
TOTAL2041100.0
55) At the present time, do you think religion as a whole is increasing its influence on American life or losing its influence? (INCRLINF)
TOTAL%
1) Increasing 36.9
2) Losing 54.8
3) Staying the same 4.2
9) No opinion 4.2
TOTAL2041100.0
56) In general, who do you think can do the best job of providing services to people in need? (PRVDSRVC)
TOTAL%
1) Religious organizations 37.3
2) Non-religious, community-based organizations 26.6
3) Federal and state government agencies 27.4
4) None of the above 2.4
9) Don't know/Refused 6.4
TOTAL2041100.0
57) 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? (RELSOLVE)
TOTAL%
1) A great deal 22.8
2) Some 52.2
3) Not much 17.9
4) Nothing at all 3.5
9) Don't know/Refused 3.5
TOTAL2041100.0
58) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO COMPLETED FORM 1. Please indicate who you think could do the best job of providing services to people in need. Who could do the best job providing the service of treatment for drug and alcohol addiction: a religious organization, a non-religious community-based group, or a federal or state government agency? (PRVADDCT)
TOTAL%
1) Religious organizations 27.1
2) Non-religious, community-based organizations 35.9
3) Federal and state government agencies 30.9
4) None of the above 1.8
9) Don't know/Refused 4.3
Missing1018 
TOTAL1023100.0
59) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO COMPLETED FORM 2. Please indicate who you think could do the best job of providing services to people in need. Who could do the best job providing the service of literacy training: a religious organization, a non-religious community-based group, or a federal or state government agency? (PRVLIT)
TOTAL%
1) Religious organizations 11.6
2) Non-religious, community-based organizations 31.6
3) Federal and state government agencies 48.9
4) None of the above 2.1
9) Don't know/Refused 5.9
Missing1023 
TOTAL1018100.0
60) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO COMPLETED FORM 1. Please indicate who you think could do the best job of providing services to people in need. Who could do the best job providing the services of mentoring programs for young people: a religious organization, a non-religious community-based group, or a federal or state government agency? (PRVMNTR)
TOTAL%
1) Religious organizations 40.4
2) Non-religious, community-based organizations 38.8
3) Federal and state government agencies 14.6
4) None of the above 1.7
9) Don't know/Refused 4.5
Missing1018 
TOTAL1023100.0
61) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO COMPLETED FORM 2. Please indicate who you think could do the best job of providing services to people in need. Who could do the best job providing the service of feeding the homeless: a religious organization, a non-religious community-based group, or a federal or state government agency? (PRVFOOD)
TOTAL%
1) Religious organizations 40
2) Non-religious, community-based organizations 24.9
3) Federal and state government agencies 28.6
4) None of the above 1.6
9) Don't know/Refused 4.9
Missing1023 
TOTAL1018100.0
62) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO COMPLETED FORM 1. Please indicate who you think could do the best job of providing services to people in need. Who could do the best job providing the service of counseling teens about pregnancy: a religious organization, a non-religious community-based group, or a federal or state government agency? (PRVPREG)
TOTAL%
1) Religious organizations 38.9
2) Non-religious, community-based organizations 41.7
3) Federal and state government agencies 11.7
4) None of the above 3.4
9) Don't know/Refused 4.3
Missing1018 
TOTAL1023100.0
63) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO COMPLETED FORM 2. Please indicate who you think could do the best job of providing services to people in need. Who could do the best job providing the service of child care: a religious organization, a non-religious community-based group, or a federal or state government agency? (PRVCHLDC)
TOTAL%
1) Religious organizations 29.4
2) Non-religious, community-based organizations 32.1
3) Federal and state government agencies 29
4) None of the above 3.7
9) Don't know/Refused 5.9
Missing1023 
TOTAL1018100.0
64) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO COMPLETED FORM 1. Please indicate who you think could do the best job of providing services to people in need. Who could do the best job providing the service of health care: a religious organization, a non-religious community-based group, or a federal or state government agency? (PRVHLTHC)
TOTAL%
1) Religious organizations 9.4
2) Non-religious, community-based organizations 27.5
3) Federal and state government agencies 56.1
4) None of the above 2.1
9) Don't know/Refused 4.8
Missing1018 
TOTAL1023100.0
65) ASKED ONLY OF REPSONDENTS WHO COMPLETED FORM 2. Please indicate who you think could do the best job of providing services to people in need. Who could do the best job providing the service of job training: a religious organization, a non-religious community-based group, or a federal or state government agency? (PRVJBTRN)
TOTAL%
1) Religious organizations 5.4
2) Non-religious, community-based organizations 27.4
3) Federal and state government agencies 60.7
4) None of the above 1.3
9) Don't know/Refused 5.1
Missing1023 
TOTAL1018100.0
66) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO COMPLETED FORM 1. Please indicate who you think could do the best job of providing services to people in need. Who could do the best job providing the services of counseling and educating prisoners: a religious organization, a non-religious community-based group, or a federal or state government agency? (PRVCOUNS)
TOTAL%
1) Religious organizations 40.3
2) Non-religious, community-based organizations 18.3
3) Federal and state government agencies 34.5
4) None of the above 2.3
9) Don't know/Refused 4.5
Missing1018 
TOTAL1023100.0
67) For each specific religious group, please indicate whether you would favor or oppose this group applying for government funds to provide social services to people who need them. -- Individual churches, synagogues and other houses of worship. (APLINDV)
TOTAL%
1) Favor 60.5
2) Oppose 34.7
9) Don't know/Refused 4.9
TOTAL2041100.0
68) For each specific religious group, please indicate whether you would favor or oppose this group applying for government funds to provide social services to people who need them. -- Charitable organizations that have a religious affiliation. (APLCHAR)
TOTAL%
1) Favor 69.2
2) Oppose 25.6
9) Don't know/Refused 5.1
TOTAL2041100.0
69) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO COMPLETED FORM 1. For each specific religious group, please indicate whether you would favor or oppose this group applying for government funds to provide social services to people who need them. -- Catholic churches. (APLCATH)
TOTAL%
1) Favor 62.4
2) Oppose 32.1
9) Don't know/Refused 5.5
Missing1018 
TOTAL1023100.0
70) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO COMPLETED FORM 1. For each specific religious group, please indicate whether you would favor or oppose this group applying for government funds to provide social services to people who need them. -- Muslim mosques. (APLMUSLM)
TOTAL%
1) Favor 38
2) Oppose 45.8
9) Don't know/Refused 16.2
Missing1018 
TOTAL1023100.0
71) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO COMPLETED FORM 1. For each specific religious group, please indicate whether you would favor or oppose this group applying for government funds to provide social services to people who need them. -- The Church of Scientology. (APLCHSCI)
TOTAL%
1) Favor 25.6
2) Oppose 52.4
9) Don't know/Refused 22
Missing1018 
TOTAL1023100.0
72) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO COMPLETED FORM 1. For each specific religious group, please indicate whether you would favor or oppose this group applying for government funds to provide social services to people who need them. -- Buddhist temples. (APLBUD)
TOTAL%
1) Favor 38
2) Oppose 46.3
9) Don't know/Refused 15.7
Missing1018 
TOTAL1023100.0
73) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO COMPLETED FORM 1. For each specific religious group, please indicate whether you would favor or oppose this group applying for government funds to provide social services to people who need them. -- Evangelical Christian churches. (APLEVANC)
TOTAL%
1) Favor 51.7
2) Oppose 35.1
9) Don't know/Refused 13.1
Missing1018 
TOTAL1023100.0
74) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO COMPLETED FORM 2. For each specific religious group, please indicate whether you would favor or oppose this group applying for government funds to provide social services to people who need them. -- Protestant churches. (APLPROT)
TOTAL%
1) Favor 61.1
2) Oppose 30.9
9) Don't know/Refused 8.1
Missing1023 
TOTAL1018100.0
75) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO COMPLETED FORM 2. For each specific religious group, please indicate whether you would favor or oppose this group applying for government funds to provide social services to people who need them. -- Jewish synagogues. (APLJEWSH)
TOTAL%
1) Favor 57.6
2) Oppose 33.9
9) Don't know/Refused 8.5
Missing1023 
TOTAL1018100.0
76) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO COMPLETED FORM 2. For each specific religious group, please indicate whether you would favor or oppose this group applying for government funds to provide social services to people who need them. -- Louis Farrakhan's Nation of Islam. (APLISLAM)
TOTAL%
1) Favor 29
2) Oppose 53.1
9) Don't know/Refused 17.9
Missing1023 
TOTAL1018100.0
77) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO C0MPLETED FORM 2. For each specific religious group, please indicate whether you would favor or oppose this group applying for government funds to provide social services to people who need them. -- The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, or Mormon churches. (APLMRMN)
TOTAL%
1) Favor 50.4
2) Oppose 41.3
9) Don't know/Refused 8.3
Missing1023 
TOTAL1018100.0
78) Here are some reasons people oppose the idea of allowing churches and other houses of worship to use government money to provide social services. Please indicate whether the following reason is an important concern of yours, or not. -- This would interfere with the separation between church and state. (OPSSEP)
TOTAL%
1) Important concern 51.6
2) Not an important concern 45.4
9) Don't know/Refused 3.1
TOTAL2041100.0
79) Here are some reasons people oppose the idea of allowing churches and other houses of worship to use government money to provide social services. Please indicate whether the following reason is an important concern of yours, or not. -- The people who receive these services might be forced to take part in religious practices. (OPSPRAC)
TOTAL%
1) Important concern 60
2) Not an important concern 37.6
9) Don't know/Refused 2.5
TOTAL2041100.0
80) Here are some reasons people oppose the idea of allowing churches and other houses of worship to use government money to provide social services. Please indicate whether the following reason is an important concern of yours, or not. -- The programs may not meet the same standards as government-based programs. (OPSSTNDS)
TOTAL%
1) Important concern 46.8
2) Not an important concern 48.2
9) Don't know/Refused 5
TOTAL2041100.0
81) Here are some reasons people oppose the idea of allowing churches and other houses of worship to use government money to provide social services. Please indicate whether the following reason is an important concern of yours, or not. -- This might increase religious divisions within this country (OPSRELDV)
TOTAL%
1) Important concern 47.6
2) Not an important concern 48.1
9) Don't know/Refused 4.3
TOTAL2041100.0
82) Here are some reasons people oppose the idea of allowing churches and other houses of worship to use government money to provide social services. Please indicate whether the following reason is an important concern of yours, or not. -- Government might get too involved in what religious organizations do. (OPSGOVT)
TOTAL%
1) Important concern 67.9
2) Not an important concern 29.6
9) Don't know/Refused 2.5
TOTAL2041100.0
83) Here are some reasons people favor the idea of allowing churches and other houses of worship to use government money to provide social services. Please indicate whether the following reason is an important concern of yours, or not. -- Religious groups could do a better job because the power of religion can change people's lives. (FAVSSREL)
TOTAL%
1) Important reason 62.1
2) Not an important reason 34.7
9) Don't know/Refused 3.2
TOTAL2041100.0
84) Here are some reasons people favor the idea of allowing churches and other houses of worship to use government money to provide social services. Please indicate whether the following reason is an important concern of yours, or not. -- The people who provide the services would be more caring and compassionate. (FAVSSPPL)
TOTAL%
1) Important reason 72.2
2) Not an important reason 24.7
9) Don't know/Refused 3.2
TOTAL2041100.0
85) Here are some reasons people favor the idea of allowing churches and other houses of worship to use government money to provide social services. Please indicate whether the following reason is an important concern of yours, or not. -- Religious groups could provide services more efficiently than government programs. (FAVSSEFF)
TOTAL%
1) Important reason 59.6
2) Not an important reason 36.1
9) Don't know/Refused 4.3
TOTAL2041100.0
86) Here are some reasons people favor the idea of allowing churches and other houses of worship to use government money to provide social services. Please indicate whether the following reason is an important concern of yours, or not. -- People who need social services should have a variety of options to pick from. (FAVSSVAR)
TOTAL%
1) Important reason 77.7
2) Not an important reason 19.6
9) Don't know/Refused 2.7
TOTAL2041100.0
87) If religious organizations do use government funds to provide social services, do you think these organizations should be allowed to only hire people who share their religious beliefs, or should they not be allowed to do this? (HIRESHAR)
TOTAL%
1) Should be allowed to only hire people who share their religious beliefs 17.8
2) Shouldn't be allowed to do this 77.9
9) Don't know/Refused 4.3
TOTAL2041100.0
88) What is your religious preference - do you consider yourself Christian, Jewish, Muslim, other non-Christian such as Buddhist or Hindu, atheist, agnostic, Something else, or don't you have a religious preference? (RELPREF)
TOTAL%
1) Christian 78.8
2) Jewish 1.2
3) Muslim .5
4) Other non-Christian 1.2
5) Atheist 1.3
6) Agnostic 2
7) Something else (specify) 5
8) No preference 8.4
9) Don't know/Refused 1.7
TOTAL2041100.0
89) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO INDICATED THEY WERE 'CHRISTIAN' FOR RELPREF. Are you Protestant, Catholic, Mormon, Orthodox - such as Greek or Russian Orthodox, or something else? (SPFCHRSN)
TOTAL%
1) Protestant 51.4
2) Catholic 26.3
3) Mormon 2.2
4) Orthodox .8
5) Something else (specify) 16.1
9) Don't know/Refused 3.1
Missing413 
TOTAL1628100.0
90) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO INDICATED THEY WERE 1 'PROTESTANT' OR 5 'SOMETHING ELSE' FOR SPFCHRSN. Indicate which if any of these denominations you are affiliated with. (SPFPROT)
TOTAL%
1) Baptist 31.2
2) Methodist 14.7
3) Lutheran 8.5
4) Presbyterian 5.6
5) Congregational or United Church of Christ 5.2
6) Nondenominational or Independent Church 9.8
7) Pentecostal 8
8) Episcopalian 2.9
9) Reformed .5
10) Something else (specify) 10
11) Nothing in particular 2.8
99) Don't know/Refused .9
Missing908 
TOTAL1133100.0
91) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO INDICATED THEY WERE 1 'CHRISTIAN' OR 7 'SOMETHING ELSE' FOR RELPREF. Would you describe yourself as a 'born-again' or evangelical Christian, or not? (BORNAGN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes 43.3
2) No 51.7
9) Don't know/Refused 5
Missing320 
TOTAL1721100.0
92) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO INDICATED THEY WERE 'PROTESTANT' FOR SPFCHRSN. Please indicate which, if any, of the following descriptions apply to you. Does the description 'Fundamentalist Christian' apply to you or not? (FUNDCRST)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, applies 28.4
2) No, does not apply 59
9) Don't know/Refused 12.6
Missing1189 
TOTAL852100.0
93) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO INDICATED THEY WERE 'PROTESTANT' FOR SPFCHRSN. Please indicate which, if any, of the following descriptions apply to you. Does the description 'Pentecostal or Charismatic Christian' apply to you or not? (PENTCRST)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, applies 17.5
2) No, does not apply 77.7
9) Don't know/Refused 4.8
Missing1189 
TOTAL852100.0
94) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO INDICATED THEY WERE 'PROTESTANT' FOR SPFCHRSN. Please indicate which, if any, of the following descriptions apply to you. Does the description 'Liberal Christian' apply to you or not? (LIBCRST)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, applies 40.5
2) No, does not apply 51.5
9) Don't know/Refused 8.1
Missing1189 
TOTAL852100.0
95) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO INDICATED THEY WERE 2 'CATHOLIC' FOR SPFCHRSN. Please indicate which, if any, of the following descriptions apply to you. Does the description 'Traditional Catholic' apply to you or not? (TRADCATH)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, applies 62.4
2) No, does not apply 33.1
9) Don't know/Refused 4.5
Missing1648 
TOTAL393100.0
96) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO INDICATED THEY WERE 2 'CATHOLIC' FOR SPFCHRSN. Please indicate which, if any, of the following descriptions apply to you. Does the description 'Liberal Catholic' apply to you or not? (LIBCATH)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, applies 51.5
2) No, does not apply 40.8
9) Don't know/Refused 7.6
Missing1648 
TOTAL393100.0
97) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ANSWERED 'YES, APPLIES' TO THE DESCRIPTIONS OF 'TRADITIONAL CATHOLIC' AND 'LIBERAL CATHOLIC' FOR TRADCATH AND LIBCATH. If you had to choose, which description better describes you? (TRADLIB)
TOTAL%
1) Traditional Catholic 41
2) Liberal Catholic 56.6
9) Don't know/Refused 2.4
Missing1940 
TOTAL101100.0
98) 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? (FREQATND)
TOTAL%
1) More than once a week 17.2
2) Once a week 26.2
3) Once or twice a month 17
4) A few times a year 16.9
5) Seldom 14.4
6) Never 7.4
9) Don't know/Refused .9
TOTAL2041100.0
99) Did you yourself happen to attend church, synagogue or any other place of worship in the last seven days? (ATNDWEEK)
TOTAL%
1) Yes 45.8
2) No 53.3
9) Don't know/Refused .8
TOTAL2041100.0
100) How important would you say religion is in your own life: very important, fairly important, or not very important? (RELIMPT)
TOTAL%
1) Very important 63.6
2) Fairly important 23.4
3) Not very important 11.9
9) Don't know/Refused 1
TOTAL2041100.0
101) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO INDICATED THEY ATTEND CHURCH AT LEAST A FEW TIMES A YEAR (ANSWERED 1-4 FOR FREQATND). Aside from attending religious services, how involved are you in activities at your church or house of worship ... would you say you're very involved, somewhat involved, not too involved, or not at all involved? (INVLACT)
TOTAL%
1) Very involved 22.8
2) Somewhat involved 31.4
3) Not too involved 25.8
4) Not at all involved 19.7
9) Don't know/Refused .3
Missing437 
TOTAL1604100.0
102) If you had to describe God in your own words, what would you say? (DESCRGOD)
TOTAL%
1) Gave response 87.8
9) Refused 12.2
TOTAL2041100.0
103) 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 or less, or never? (FREQPRAY)
TOTAL%
1) Several times a day 36.9
2) Once a day 21.7
3) A few times a week 17.5
4) Once a week or less 14.1
5) Never 7.5
9) Don't know/Refused 2.3
TOTAL2041100.0
104) Please indicate how often, if ever, you do each of the following activities. -- Attend prayer group meetings or Bible or scripture study groups. (FREQGRPS)
TOTAL%
1) Frequently 17.8
2) Sometimes 19.8
3) Hardly ever 14.6
4) Never 46.1
5) Does not apply .5
9) Don't know/Refused 1.2
TOTAL2041100.0
105) Please indicate how often, if ever, you do each of the following activities. -- Receive child care services at your place of worship or some other church-based organization. (FREQCDCR)
TOTAL%
1) Frequently 5.3
2) Sometimes 6.1
3) Hardly ever 5.5
4) Never 76.2
5) Does not apply 5
9) Don't know/Refused 1.8
TOTAL2041100.0
106) Please indicate how often, if ever, you do each of the following activities. -- Watch religious TV programs or listen to religious radio shows (FREQRLTV)
TOTAL%
1) Frequently 20.2
2) Sometimes 28.4
3) Hardly ever 16.3
4) Never 33.9
5) Does not apply .2
9) Don't know/Refused 1
TOTAL2041100.0
107) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO INDICATED THEY ATTEND CHURCH ONCE OR TWICE A MONTH OR MORE (ANSWERED 1-3 FOR FREQATND). Please indicate how often, if ever, you do each of the following activities. -- Work with children or youth at your place of worship: frequently, sometimes, hardly ever or never? (FREQYTH)
TOTAL%
1) Frequently 20.6
2) Sometimes 26.2
3) Hardly ever 15
4) Never 36.7
5) Does not apply .6
9) Don't know/Refused 1
Missing776 
TOTAL1265100.0
108) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO INDICATED THEY ATTEND CHURCH ONCE OR TWICE A MONTH OR MORE (ANSWERED 1-3 FOR FREQATND). Please indicate how often, if ever, you do each of the following activities. How often do you participate in religious education programs at your place of worship: frequently, sometimes, hardly ever or never? (FREQRLED)
TOTAL%
1) Frequently 24.9
2) Sometimes 30.3
3) Hardly ever 15.1
4) Never 28.1
5) Does not apply .8
9) Don't know/Refused .8
Missing776 
TOTAL1265100.0
109) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO INDICATED THEY ATTEND CHURCH ONCE OR TWICE A MONTH OR MORE (ANSWERED 1-3 FOR FREQATND). Please indicate how often, if ever, you do each of the following activities. How often do you participate in sports leagues through your place of worship: frequently, sometimes, hardly ever or never? (FREQSPRT)
TOTAL%
1) Frequently 5.7
2) Sometimes 13.6
3) Hardly ever 11.6
4) Never 66.1
5) Does not apply 2.1
9) Don't know/Refused 1
Missing776 
TOTAL1265100.0
110) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO INDICATED THEY ATTEND CHURCH ONCE OR TWICE A MONTH OR MORE (ANSWERED 1-3 FOR FREQATND). Please indicate how often, if ever, you do each of the following activities. How often do you do community volunteer work through your place of worship: frequently, sometimes, hardly ever or never? (FREQV0L)
TOTAL%
1) Frequently 17.5
2) Sometimes 35.6
3) Hardly ever 14.8
4) Never 30.3
5) Does not apply .8
9) Don't know/Refused 1
Missing776 
TOTAL1265100.0
111) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO INDICATED THEY ATTEND CHURCH ONCE OR TWICE A MONTH OR MORE (ANSWERED 1-3 FOR FREQATND). Please indicate how often, if ever, you do each of the following activities. How often do you participate in a church choir or other musical program: frequently, sometimes, hardly ever or never? (FREQMUSC)
TOTAL%
1) Frequently 16.6
2) Sometimes 11.7
3) Hardly ever 9.9
4) Never 60.1
5) Does not apply 1
9) Don't know/Refused .6
Missing776 
TOTAL1265100.0
112) Do you think of yourself as a member of a minority because of your religious beliefs, or not? (RELMIN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes 18.6
2) No 78.4
9) Don't know/Refused 2.9
TOTAL2041100.0
113) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO COMPLETED FORM 1. Do you think Hollywood and the entertainment industry are fair in their portrayal of people who share your religious faith, or not? (ENTINREL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes 35.2
2) No 49.2
9) Don't know 15.5
Missing1018 
TOTAL1023100.0
114) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO COMPLETED FORM 2. Do you think the news media is fair in its portrayal of people who share your religious faith, or not? (MEDIAREL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes 45.3
2) No 41.3
9) Don't know 13.5
Missing1023 
TOTAL1018100.0
115) Do you think the number of people in the U.S. who practice religions other than Christianity and Judaism is increasing, decreasing or staying about the same? (INCREL1)
TOTAL%
1) Increasing 43.9
2) Decreasing 10.8
3) Staying about the same 34.4
9) Don't know/Refused 10.9
TOTAL2041100.0
116) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO THINK THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE IN THE U.S. WHO PRACTICE RELIGIONS OTHER THAN CHRISTIANITY AND JUDAISM IS INCREASING (1 for INCREL1). Does the increase in the number of people in the U.S. who practice religions other than Christianity and Judaism sometimes bother you, or not? (INCREL2)
TOTAL%
1) Yes 29.6
2) No 69.8
9) Don't know/Refused .6
Missing1115 
TOTAL926100.0
117) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO COMPLETED FORM 1. Do you think the number of people in the U.S. who are atheists or who don't believe in God is increasing, decreasing or staying about the same? (INCATH1)
TOTAL%
1) Increasing 33.8
2) Decreasing 10.9
3) Staying about the same 40.7
9) Don't know/Refused 14.6
Missing1018 
TOTAL1023100.0
118) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO COMPLETED FORM 1 AND THINK THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE IN THE U.S WHO ARE ATHIESTS OR DON'T BELIEVE IN GOD IS INCREASING (1 for INCATH1). Does the increase in the number of people in the U.S. who are atheists or who don't believe in God sometimes bother you, or not? (INCATH2)
TOTAL%
1) Yes 68.6
2) No 31.2
9) Don't know/Refused .3
Missing1693 
TOTAL348100.0
119) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO COMPLETED FORM 2. Do you think the number of people in the U.S. who are fundamentalist Christians is increasing, decreasing or staying about the same? (INCFNDC1)
TOTAL%
1) Increasing 26.9
2) Decreasing 10.8
3) Staying about the same 43.9
9) Don't know/Refused 18.4
Missing1023 
TOTAL1018100.0
120) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO COMPLETED FORM 2 AND THINK THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE IN THE U.S WHO ARE FUNDAMENTALIST CHRISTIANS IS INCREASING (1 for INCFNDC1.) Does the increase in the number of people in the U.S. who are fundamentalist Christians sometimes bother you, or not? (INCFNDC2)
TOTAL%
1) Yes 33.4
2) No 65.1
9) Don't know/Refused 1.4
Missing1765 
TOTAL276100.0
121) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO COMPLETED FORM 1. Would you object to public schools making facilities available after school hours for use by student religious groups or organizations, or wouldn't you object to this? (SCLFACST)
TOTAL%
1) Would object 16.6
2) Would not object 81.2
9) Don't know/Refused 2.2
Missing1018 
TOTAL1023100.0
122) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO COMPLETED FORM 2. Would you object to public schools making facilities available after school hours for use by religious groups or organizations, or wouldn't you object to this? (SCLFACRL)
TOTAL%
1) Would object 21.6
2) Would not object 75.1
9) Don't know/Refused 3.3
Missing1023 
TOTAL1018100.0
123) 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 most of the time, some of the time, only now and then, or hardly at all? (PUBAFF)
TOTAL%
1) Most of the time 49.5
2) Some of the time 26.8
3) Only now and then 12.8
4) Hardly at all 9.7
9) Don't know/Refused 1.2
TOTAL2041100.0
124) What is your sex? (SEX)
TOTAL%
1) Male 47.7
2) Female 52.3
TOTAL2041100.0
125) What is your age? (AGE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL200945.0317.65
126) What is the last grade or class that you completed in school? (EDUC)
TOTAL%
1) None, or grade 1-8 3.4
2) High school incomplete (Grades 9-11) 11.3
3) High school graduate (Grade 12 or GED certificate) 32.2
4) Business, Technical, or vocational school after high school 4.4
5) Some college, no four-year degree 23.9
6) College graduate (B.S., B.A., or other 4-year degree) 15
7) Postgraduate training or professional schooling after college (e.g., toward a master's degree or Ph.D.; law or medical school) 9.3
9) Don't know/Refused .4
TOTAL2041100.0
127) Are you, yourself, of Hispanic origin or descent, such as Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban, or some other Spanish background? (HISPANIC)
TOTAL%
1) Yes 9.2
2) No 89.9
9) Don't know/Refused .8
TOTAL2041100.0
128) IF RESPONDENT ANSWERED 2 'NO' FOR HISPANIC, HE OR SHE WAS ASKED: What is your race? Are you white, black, Asian, or some other? IF RESPONDENT ANSWERED 1 'YES' FOR HISPANIC, HE OR SHE WAS ASKED: Are you white Hispanic, black Hispanic, or some other race? (RACE)
TOTAL%
1) White 79.5
2) Black 12.4
3) Asian 1.8
4) Other or mixed race 4.9
9) Don't know/Refused 1.4
TOTAL2041100.0
129) Are you married, divorced, separated, widowed, or never been married? (MARSTAT)
TOTAL%
1) Married 51.5
2) Divorced 14.4
3) Separated 2.8
4) Widowed 7.6
5) Never been married 23.2
9) Don't know/Refused .5
TOTAL2041100.0
130) Are you the parent or guardian of any children under 18 now living in your household? (PRENTU18)
TOTAL%
1) Yes 34
2) No 65.7
9) Don't know/Refused .3
TOTAL2041100.0
131) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ARE THE PARENT OF GUARDIAN OF ANY CHILDREN UNDER 18 LIVING IN THEIR HOUSEHOLD (PRENTU18 = 1). How many of the children that you are a parent or guardian to are under the age of 5? (KDUNDER5)
TOTAL%
0) Zero 60.5
1) One 25.7
2) Two 11.9
3) Three 1.5
4) Four .4
Missing1324 
TOTAL717100.0
132) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ARE THE PARENT OF GUARDIAN OF ANY CHILDREN UNDER 18 LIVING IN THEIR HOUSEHOLD (PRENTU18 = 1). How many of the children that you are a parent or guardian to are between the ages of 5 and 12? (KD5TO12)
TOTAL%
0) Zero 40.9
1) One 38.8
2) Two 16.6
3) Three 3
4) Four .5
5) Five .2
Missing1324 
TOTAL717100.0
133) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ARE THE PARENT OF GUARDIAN OF ANY CHILDREN UNDER 18 LIVING IN THEIR HOUSEHOLD (PRENTU18 = 1). How many of the children that you are a parent or guardian to are between the ages of 12 and 17? (KD12TO17)
TOTAL%
0) Zero 61.1
1) One 27.6
2) Two 10.2
3) Three 1
4) Four .1
Missing1324 
TOTAL717100.0
134) Are you now employed full-time, part-time or not employed? (EMPLOYMT)
TOTAL%
1) Full-time 54.4
2) Part-time 11.9
3) Not employed 32.8
9) Don't know/Refused .9
TOTAL2041100.0
135) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ARE MARRIED (MARSTAT = 1). Is your spouse now employed full-time, part-time or not employed? (SPSEMPLY)
TOTAL%
1) Full-time 62.5
2) Part-time 8.2
3) Not employed 28.6
9) Don't know/Refused .7
Missing997 
TOTAL1044100.0
136) In 2000, what was your total family income from all sources, before taxes? (TOTFAMIN)
TOTAL%
1) Less than $10,000 6
2) $10,000 to under $20,000 11.2
3) $20,000 to under $30,000 13.4
4) $30,000 to under $40,000 12.3
5) $40,000 to under $50,000 11
6) $50,000 to under $75,000 13.7
7) $75,000 to under $100,000 6.3
8) $100,000 or more 8.1
9) Don't know/Refused 18
TOTAL2041100.0
137) 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? (REGVOTE1)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, registered 78.3
2) No, not registered 21
9) Don't know/Refused .8
TOTAL2041100.0
138) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ARE REGISTERED TO VOTE. (REGVOTE1 =1). Are you absolutely certain you are registered to vote, or is there a chance your registration has lapsed because you moved or for some other reason? (REGVOTE2)
TOTAL%
1) Absolutely certain 95.3
2) Chance registration has lapsed 3.8
9) Don't know/Refused .9
Missing408 
TOTAL1633100.0
139) In politics today, do you consider yourself a Republican, Democrat, or Independent? (POLAFFL1)
TOTAL%
1) Republican 29.4
2) Democrat 36.1
3) Independent 26.8
4) No preference 4.5
5) Other party .3
9) Don't know/Refused 2.8
TOTAL2041100.0
140) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ANSWERED 3 'INDEPENDENT,' 4 'NO PREFERENCE,' 5 'OTHER PARTY,' OR 9 'Don't know/REFUSED' FOR POLAFFL1. As of today, do you lean more to the Republican Party or the Democratic Party? (POLAFFL2)
TOTAL%
1) Republican 28
2) Democrat 32.7
3) Neither 30.3
9) Don't know/Refused 9
Missing1365 
TOTAL676100.0
141) In the 2000 Presidential election, did things come up which kept you from voting, or did you happen to vote? If you voted, did you vote for Gore, Bush, Nader or Buchanan? (VOTE2000)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, Gore 29.8
2) Yes, Bush 31.2
3) Yes, Nader 2.1
4) Yes, Buchanan .5
5) Yes, other candidate .6
6) Yes, don't remember which candidate .5
7) No, didn't vote/Too young 29.3
8) Don't remember if voted .6
9) Don't know/Refused 5.4
TOTAL2041100.0
142) In general, would you describe your political views as very conservative, conservative, moderate, liberal, or very liberal? (POLVIEWS)
TOTAL%
1) Very conservative 5.1
2) Conservative 29.9
3) Moderate 37
4) Liberal 15.7
5) Very liberal 5.1
9) Don't know/Refused 7.2
TOTAL2041100.0
143) Are you (or is your spouse) a member of a labor union? (LABUNION)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, I am 8.5
2) Yes, spouse is 5.1
3) Yes, both 1.1
4) Neither are 84.1
9) Don't know/Refused 1.2
TOTAL2041100.0
144) Which of the following best describes the place where you now live? (AREALIVE)
TOTAL%
1) A large city 20.7
2) A suburb near a large city 20.7
3) A small city or town 37
4) A rural area 20.4
9) Don't know/Refused 1.3
TOTAL2041100.0
145) For each specific religious group that you read, please indicate whether you would favor or oppose this group applying for government funds to provide social services to people who need them. First: groups that encourage religious conversion as part of the services they provide (APLCONV)
TOTAL%
1) Favor 32.4
2) Oppose 58.7
9) Don't know/Refused 9
TOTAL2041100.0
146) Which of these statements comes closest to describing your feelings about the Bible? (FEELBBL)
TOTAL%
1) The Bible is the actual word of God and is to be taken literally, word for word. 36.3
2) The Bible is the word of God, but not everything in it should be taken literally, word for word. 43.1
3) The Bible is a book written by men and is not the word of God. 13.5
4) Other 3
9) Don't know/Refused 4
TOTAL2041100.0
147) Date (DATE)
TOTAL%
1) 03/05/2002 20.9
2) 03/06/2002 8
3) 03/07/2002 8
4) 03/08/2002 7.7
5) 03/09/2002 5.4
6) 03/10/2002 4
7) 03/11/2002 3
8) 03/12/2002 7
9) 03/13/2002 6.8
10) 03/14/2002 8
11) 03/15/2002 4.8
12) 03/16/2002 5.7
13) 03/17/2002 5.8
14) 03/18/2002 5.1
TOTAL2041100.0
148) If you had to describe God in your own words, what would you say? (See summary document for more information.) (DESCGOD1)
TOTAL%
1) Creator/Maker/Architect of the universe 8.1
3) Father 2.7
4) Savior/Redeemer 2.3
5) Friend/Always here for me/Hears my prayers 1.3
6) Protector/Provider/Takes care of/Watches over/Helps me/Who I depend upon 1.9
7) Peace/Peace of mind/Comforting presence .8
8) Faith/A belief/Someone/Something to believe in/Gives meaning 2.1
9) Hope .2
10) Love/All-loving/Unconditional love 7.6
11) Almighty/All-powerful/Omnipotent 8.8
12) Infallible/Perfect .7
13) All-caring/kind/understanding/compassionate 1.9
14) Forgiving/merciful 1.5
15) Omnipresent/Everywhere/All-seeing/All-knowing/Omniscient 3.3
16) Everlasting/Eternal/Always was and always will be/Infinite .4
17) Beginning and end/Alpha and Omega .7
19) Guiding force/Way to live your life 2.2
20) The Lord/Lord and Master/Ruler 1.2
21) 'The Word'/'The Way'/way to salvation/heaven .5
22) Father, Son, and Holy Spirit/The Trinity .3
23) A spirit/Spirit we carry within us/Soul/Spiritual/Holy 2.4
25) Higher power/Supreme Being/Divine power 6.7
26) Everything/In everything/everyone 4.8
28) Beyond comprehension/Indescribable/Can't be expressed in words/Mysterious 2.7
30) Good/All good things/Spirit of good 1.8
35) Important/Most important part of my life/Can't do anything without him 4.6
40) Great/Terrific/Wonderful 3.4
42) Magnificent/Awesome/Amazing 3
44) 'The man'/guy above/the good guy .9
46) #1/1st above everything/One and only 1.7
48) She/A woman/A black woman .3
50) Not listening/Not paying attention .2
55) A social construct/designed for humans to have a moral guide/a metaphor for human kindness 1
58) Demanding/Judgmental/To be feared .5
59) God/Allah/Buddha/'I Am'/Jesus 1.1
60) 'I believe'/God is real/He exists 4.5
62) Don't believe in God/Don't care/Nothing .9
64) I'm not sure there is a God/May or may not exist 1.1
66) Personal/Different things to different people .9
95) Other 6
98) Don't know/No idea 1.8
99) No answer/Refused 1.2
Missing234 
TOTAL1807100.0
149) If you had to describe God in your own words, what would you say? (See summary document for more information.) (DESCGOD2)
TOTAL%
1) Creator/Maker/Architect of the universe 8.6
3) Father 4.2
4) Savior/Redeemer 6.2
5) Friend/Always here for me/Hears my prayers 3.9
6) Protector/Provider/Takes care of/Watches over/Helps me/Who I depend upon 4
7) Peace/Peace of mind/Comforting presence 1
8) Faith/A belief/Someone/Something to believe in/Gives meaning 1.6
9) Hope .5
10) Love/All-loving/Unconditional love 10.6
11) Almighty/All-powerful/Omnipotent 3.8
12) Infallible/Perfect .6
13) All-caring/kind/understanding/compassionate 4.3
14) Forgiving/merciful 5
15) Omnipresent/Everywhere/All-seeing/All-knowing/Omniscient 4.5
16) Everlasting/Eternal/Always was and always will be/Infinite .7
17) Beginning and end/Alpha and Omega 1.1
19) Guiding force/Way to live your life 3.8
20) The Lord/Lord and Master/Ruler 1.4
21) 'The Word'/'The Way'/way to salvation/heaven .7
22) Father, Son, and Holy Spirit/The Trinity 1.3
23) A spirit/Spirit we carry within us/Soul/Spiritual/Holy 2.5
25) Higher power/Supreme Being/Divine power 2
26) Everything/In everything/everyone 2.6
28) Beyond comprehension/Indescribable/Can't be expressed in words/Mysterious 2.2
30) Good/All good things/Spirit of good 1.7
35) Important/Most important part of my life/Can't do anything without him 5.9
40) Great/Terrific/Wonderful 1.1
42) Magnificent/Awesome/Amazing .6
44) 'The man'/guy above/the good guy .2
46) #1/1st above everything/One and only 1.6
55) A social construct/designed for humans to have a moral guide/a metaphor for human kindness .2
58) Demanding/Judgmental/To be feared .8
59) God/Allah/Buddha/'I Am'/Jesus 1.6
60) 'I believe'/God is real/He exists 2.3
64) I'm not sure there is a God/May or may not exist .7
66) Personal/Different things to different people .3
95) Other 6.1
Missing1489 
TOTAL552100.0
150) If you had to describe God in your own words, what would you say? (See summary document for more information.) (DESCGOD3)
TOTAL%
1) Creator/Maker/Architect of the universe 6.7
3) Father 4.8
4) Savior/Redeemer 6.7
5) Friend/Always here for me/Hears my prayers 2.9
6) Protector/Provider/Takes care of/Watches over/Helps me/Who I depend upon 7.6
7) Peace/Peace of mind/Comforting presence 2.1
8) Faith/A belief/Someone/Something to believe in/Gives meaning 1.9
9) Hope 2.1
10) Love/All loving/Unconditional love 9.5
11) Almighty/All-powerful/Omnipotent 2.1
12) Infallible/Perfect 1.4
13) All-caring/kind/understanding/compassionate 5.3
14) Forgiving/merciful 6.9
15) Omnipresent/Everywhere/All-seeing/All-knowing/Omniscient 3.8
16) Everlasting/Eternal/Always was and always will be/Infinite .2
17) Beginning and end/Alpha and Omega 1.2
19) Guiding force/Way to live your life 3.1
20) The Lord/Lord and Master/Ruler 2.9
21) 'The Word'/'The Way'/way to salvation/heaven 1.2
22) Father, Son, and Holy Spirit/The Trinity .5
23) A spirit/Spirit we carry within us/Soul/Spiritual/Holy 1.7
25) Higher power/Supreme Being/Divine power 1.2
26) Everything/In everything/everyone 1.4
28) Beyond comprehension/Indescribable/Can't be expressed in words/Mysterious 1.2
30) Good/All good things/Spirit of good 1.2
35) Important/Most important part of my life/Can't do anything without him 6.7
40) Great/Terrific/Wonderful .5
42) Magnificent/Awesome/Amazing 2.9
46) #1/1st above everything/One and only .2
58) Demanding/Judgmental/To be feared 1.7
59) God/Allah/Buddha/'I Am'/Jesus 1.4
60) 'I believe'/God is real/He exists .5
66) Personal/Different things to different people 1.9
95) Other 4.5
Missing1852 
TOTAL189100.0
151) If you had to describe God in your own words, what would you say? (See summary document for more information.) (DESCGOD4)
TOTAL%
1) Creator/Maker/Architect of the universe 2.1
3) Father 4.8
4) Savior/Redeemer 11
5) Friend/Always here for me/Hears my prayers 5.5
6) Protector/Provider/Takes care of/Watches over/Helps me/Who I depend upon 4.8
7) Peace/Peace of mind/Comforting presence 2.7
8) Faith/A belief/Someone/Something to believe in/Gives meaning .7
10) Love/All-loving/Unconditional love 4.8
11) Almighty/All-powerful/Omnipotent 4.1
12) Infallible/Perfect 1.4
13) All-caring/kind/understanding/compassionate 6.2
14) Forgiving/merciful 3.4
15) Omnipresent/Everywhere/All-seeing/All-knowing/Omniscient 2.7
17) Beginning and end/Alpha and Omega 4.8
19) Guiding force/Way to live your life 1.4
20) The Lord/Lord and Master/Ruler 1.4
22) Father, Son, and Holy Spirit/The Trinity 1.4
23) A spirit/Spirit we carry within us/Soul/Spiritual/Holy 1.4
25) Higher power/Supreme Being/Divine power 4.8
28) Beyond comprehension/Indescribable/Can't be expressed in words/Mysterious 1.4
30) Good/All good things/Spirit of good 2.1
35) Important/Most important part of my life/Can't do anything without him 6.8
40) Great/Terrific/Wonderful 3.4
42) Magnificent/Awesome/Amazing 4.1
46) #1/1st above everything/One and only 2.7
58) Demanding/Judgmental/To be feared 1.4
59) God/Allah/Buddha/'I Am'/Jesus 3.4
95) Other 5.5
Missing1973 
TOTAL68100.0
152) If you had to describe God in your own words, what would you say? (See summary document for more information.) (DESCGOD5)
TOTAL%
1) Creator/Maker/Architect of the universe 2.5
4) Savior/Redeemer 10
5) Friend/Always here for me/Hears my prayers 12.5
6) Protector/Provider/Takes care of/Watches over/Helps me/Who I depend upon 10
10) Love/All-loving/Unconditional love 12.5
11) Almighty/All-powerful/Omnipotent 7.5
13) All-caring/kind/understanding/compassionate 2.5
14) Forgiving/merciful 15
19) Guiding force/Way to live your life 2.5
20) The Lord/Lord and Master/Ruler 2.5
23) A spirit/Spirit we carry within us/Soul/Spiritual/Holy 2.5
26) Everything/In everything/everyone 10
30) Good/All good things/Spirit of good 5
95) Other 5
Missing2022 
TOTAL19100.0
153) Region (CREGION)
TOTAL%
1) Northeast 19.5
2) Midwest 23.3
3) South 35.5
4) West 21.7
TOTAL2041100.0
154) Age is recoded from AGE. (RECAGE)
TOTAL%
1) 18-24 years old 12.6
2) 25-34 years old 18.3
3) 35-44 years old 21.9
4) 45-54 years old 18.2
5) 55-64 years old 11.4
6) 65+ years old 16.2
9) Refused 1.4
TOTAL2041100.0
155) Weight (WEIGHT)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL20412.2940.863
156) If you had to describe God in your own words, what would you say? (See summary document for more information.) (GODWORD1)
TOTAL%
1) Number one .6
2) All-knowing 1.3
3) All-powerful 3.2
4) All-seeing .1
5) All-encompassing .2
6) Almighty 2.7
7) Alpha and omega .3
8) Amazing .3
9) Awesome 2.5
10) Being .8
12) Higher .4
13) Caring 1
14) Comforting .3
15) Compassionate .2
16) Creator 6.4
17) Energy .3
18) Eternal .3
19) Everything 3.4
20) Everywhere .8
21) Exists .2
22) Faith .3
23) Father 2.7
24) Feeling .2
25) Force .6
26) Forgiving 1.3
27) Friend .4
28) God .7
29) Good 1.4
30) Great 2.1
32) Guide .4
33) Giving .2
34) Supreme .4
35) Sovereign .2
36) Higher power 1.5
37) Holy .1
38) Hope .1
39) Human .2
41) I believe 2
42) Important 2.3
43) Maker .6
44) Indescribable .6
46) Leader .2
47) Judge 0
48) King .1
49) Life .7
50) Light .1
51) Lord .5
52) Love 7.3
53) Magnificent .2
54) Merciful .2
55) Provider .2
56) Mysterious .2
57) Myth .2
58) Nothing .3
59) Omnipotent 1.7
60) Omnipresent .2
61) Omniscient .2
62) One and only .5
63) Peace .3
64) Perfect .6
65) Personal .8
66) Power .8
67) Person .2
68) Protector .1
69) Real .5
70) Ruler .1
71) Savior 1.5
72) She .2
73) Spirit 1.5
74) Supreme Being 3.1
75) The man .1
77) The Way .2
78) Ultimate .5
79) Understanding .1
80) Wise 0
81) Wonderful 1.3
82) Belief .2
83) Kind .2
84) Redeemer .1
85) Soul 0
86) Man .4
87) Benevolent .2
88) Divine .3
89) Is there 1.4
90) Master .1
91) Beginning and End .3
92) Beautiful .2
93) Support .1
94) Other one-word description 5.8
95) Not/Can't be expressed in one word 17.7
96) Don't believe in God/Don't care .6
97) I'm not sure there is a God/May or may not exist .9
98) Don't know/No idea 1.8
99) No answer/Refused 1.2
Missing234 
TOTAL1807100.0
157) If you had to describe God in your own words, what would you say? (See summary document for more information.) (GODWORD2)
TOTAL%
1) Number one 1
2) All-knowing 3.5
3) All-powerful 1.8
4) All-seeing .2
6) Almighty 1.3
7) Alpha and omega .6
9) Awesome .7
10) Being 7.1
11) Black .4
12) Higher .4
13) Caring 3.6
14) Comforting .3
15) Compassionate .8
16) Creator 7.4
17) Energy .4
19) Everything 1.9
20) Everywhere .4
21) Exists .4
22) Faith .5
23) Father 4.3
25) Force .7
26) Forgiving 4.1
27) Friend 2.2
29) Good 1.1
30) Great .8
32) Guide 1.9
33) Giving .2
34) Supreme .1
36) Higher power .7
37) Holy .4
38) Hope .6
39) Human .3
40) I Am .2
41) I believe 2.1
42) Important .8
43) Maker .4
46) Leader .3
47) Judge .6
49) Life .5
50) Light .6
51) Lord .7
52) Love 10.5
53) Magnificent .5
54) Merciful .8
55) Provider .1
59) Omnipotent .7
60) Omnipresent .3
61) Omniscient .2
62) One and only .6
63) Peace .3
65) Personal .2
66) Power 3.5
67) Person 1.1
69) Real .5
70) Ruler .3
71) Savior 3.4
72) She .3
73) Spirit 1.6
74) Supreme Being .6
76) The Trinity .4
78) Ultimate .2
79) Understanding .4
80) Wise .5
81) Wonderful .7
82) Belief .2
83) Kind 1.1
84) Redeemer .8
85) Soul .8
86) Man .9
89) Is there .3
90) Master .4
91) Beginning and End .2
92) Beautiful .7
93) Support 1.1
94) Other one-word description 7.2
95) Not/Can't be expressed in one word 2.7
97) I'm not sure there is a God/May or may not exist .6
Missing1552 
TOTAL489100.0
158) What is your sex? (for use with online analysis) (I-GENDER)
TOTAL%
1) Male 47.7
2) Female 52.3
TOTAL2041100.0
159) In politics today, do you consider yourself a Republican, Democrat, or Independent? (for use with online analysis) (I-PARTYID)
TOTAL%
1) Republican 29.5
2) Democrat 36.2
3) Independent 26.9
4) No preference or Don't know/Refused 7.4
Missing5 
TOTAL2036100.0
160) In 2000, what was your total family income from all sources, before taxes? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-INCOME)
TOTAL%
1) Less than $20,000 21
3) $20,000 to under $40,000 31.3
5) $40,000 to under $75,000 30.2
7) $75,000 to under $100,000 7.7
8) $100,000 or more 9.9
Missing344 
TOTAL1697100.0
161) What is the last grade or class that you completed in school? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-EDUC)
TOTAL%
1) Less than high school 14.8
3) High school graduate (Grade 12 or GED certificate) 32.3
4) Business, Technical, or vocational school after high school 4.4
5) Some college, no four-year degree 24.1
6) College graduate (B.S., B.A., or other 4-year degree) 15.1
7) Postgraduate training or professional schooling after college (e.g., towards a master's degree or Ph.D.; law or medical school) 9.3
Missing11 
TOTAL2030100.0
162) Are you married, divorced, separated, widowed, or never been married? (for use with online analysis) (I-MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Married 51.8
2) Divorced/Separated 17.3
4) Widowed 7.7
5) Never been married 23.3
Missing10 
TOTAL2031100.0
163) What is your age? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-AGE)
TOTAL%
1) 18-30 24
2) 31-40 21.5
3) 41-50 19.8
4) 51-64 18.3
5) 65+ 16.4
Missing32 
TOTAL2009100.0
164) Aside from weddings and funerals, how often do you attend religious services: more than once a week, once a week, once or twice a month, a few times a year, seldom, or never? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-ATTEND)
TOTAL%
1) More than once a week 17.3
2) Once a week 26.4
3) Once or twice a month 17.1
4) A few times a year 17.1
5) Seldom 14.6
6) Never 7.5
Missing18 
TOTAL2023100.0