PRRI Religion & Politics Tracking Survey, January 2012

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All frequencies weighted by 3) WEIGHT;
(The number of missing cases reported in the codebook are unweighted)
1) Case ID (CASEID)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL100538363160.0829668625.43
2) Week (WEEK)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL1005804.000.00
3) Weight (WEIGHT)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL10.669
4) State (STATE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL0
5) Metro (METRO)
TOTAL%
1) Center City (Metro)32332.1
2) Center City County (Metro)22422.3
3) Suburban (Metro)22422.3
4) Non-Center City (Metro)414.1
5) Non-Metro19319.2
TOTAL1005100.0
6) Region (REGION)
TOTAL%
1) North East18618.5
2) North Central22021.9
3) South37237
4) West22822.7
TOTAL1006100.0
7) Division (DIVISION)
TOTAL%
1) New England454.5
2) Mid Atlantic14114
3) East North Central15014.9
4) West North Central707
5) South Atlantic20320.2
6) East South Central454.5
7) West South Central12412.3
8) Mountain656.5
9) Pacific16316.2
TOTAL1006100.0
8) Is your home owned or rented? (OWNHOME)
TOTAL%
1) Owned61260.9
2) Rented38238
8) Don't know7.7
9) Refused4.4
TOTAL1005100.0
9) Are you...? (MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Single, that is never married23022.9
2) Single, living with a partner757.5
3) Married49148.8
4) Separated303
5) Widowed585.8
6) Divorced11211.1
9) Refused101
TOTAL1006100.0
10) Employment Status (EMPLOY)
TOTAL%
1) Full-time41541.3
2) Part-time15215.1
3) Retired18017.9
4) Housewife555.5
5) Student545.4
6) Temporarily unemployed838.3
7) Disabled/handicapped565.6
8) Other, not employed8.8
9) Refused2.2
TOTAL1005100.0
11) Including yourself, how many people are there living in your household? (HHNUM)
TOTAL%
1) One17016.9
2) Two31531.3
3) Three16916.8
4) Four15915.8
5) Five10610.5
6) Six363.6
7) Seven212.1
8) Eight or more111.1
9) Refused181.8
TOTAL1005100.0
12) How many of these are adults, 18 or older? (ADULTS)
TOTAL%
1) One20620.5
2) Two47747.5
3) Three19819.7
4) Four757.5
5) Five232.3
6) Six5.5
7) Seven2.2
9) Refused181.8
TOTAL1004100.0
13) How many of these adults are male? (ADULTM)
TOTAL%
0) None17117.3
1) One61161.9
2) Two16216.4
3) Three313.1
4) Four8.8
5) Five1.1
6) Six3.3
Missing19 
TOTAL987100.0
14) How many of these adults are female? (ADULTF)
TOTAL%
0) None10810.9
1) One66467.2
2) Two18018.2
3) Three303
4) Four5.5
5) Five1.1
Missing19 
TOTAL988100.0
15) How many are children 12 to 17? (KIDS1217)
TOTAL%
0) None16445.8
1) One13236.9
2) Two4412.3
3) Three154.2
4) Four2.6
5) Five1.3
Missing752 
TOTAL358100.0
16) How many are children six to 11? (KIDS611)
TOTAL%
0) None19253.9
1) One10028.1
2) Two5314.9
3) Three92.5
4) Four2.6
Missing752 
TOTAL356100.0
17) How many are children under six? (KIDS06)
TOTAL%
0) None22462.7
1) One8624.1
2) Two359.8
3) Three123.4
Missing752 
TOTAL357100.0
18) Enter age of first child age 12 to 17. (DI22A1)
TOTAL%
12) 124523.4
13) 134422.9
14) 142412.5
15) 15199.9
16) 162714.1
17) 172915.1
99) Refused42.1
Missing860 
TOTAL192100.0
19) Enter age of second child age 12 to 17. (DI22A2)
TOTAL%
12) 1258.1
13) 131321
14) 141422.6
15) 151422.6
16) 1646.5
17) 17812.9
99) Refused46.5
Missing963 
TOTAL62100.0
20) Enter age of third child age 12 to 17. (DI22A3)
TOTAL%
12) 1215.6
14) 1415.6
15) 1515.6
16) 16527.8
17) 17422.2
98) Don't know316.7
99) Refused316.7
Missing994 
TOTAL18100.0
21) Enter age of fourth child age 12 to 17. (DI22A4)
TOTAL%
17) 17133.3
99) Refused266.7
Missing1003 
TOTAL3100.0
22) Enter age of fifth child age 12 to 17. (DI22A5)
TOTAL%
16) 161100
Missing1004 
TOTAL1100.0
23) Enter age of first child age six to 11. (DI22B1)
TOTAL%
6) 63521.3
7) 72716.5
8) 82917.7
9) 91911.6
10) 102917.7
11) 112213.4
99) Refused31.8
Missing886 
TOTAL164100.0
24) Enter age of second child age six to 11. (DI22B2)
TOTAL%
6) 657.5
7) 7913.4
8) 8913.4
9) 91623.9
10) 101623.9
11) 111014.9
99) Refused23
Missing955 
TOTAL67100.0
25) Enter age of third child age six to 11. (DI22B3)
TOTAL%
6) 619.1
7) 7218.2
8) 8218.2
9) 9327.3
10) 1019.1
99) Refused218.2
Missing997 
TOTAL11100.0
26) Enter age of fourth child age six to 11. (DI22B4)
TOTAL%
7) 72100
Missing1004 
TOTAL2100.0
27) Enter age of first child under six. (DI22C1)
TOTAL%
0) Less than one year1712.9
1) 12216.7
2) 22518.9
3) 33123.5
4) 42418.2
5) 596.8
99) Refused43
Missing923 
TOTAL132100.0
28) Enter age of second child under six. (DI22C2)
TOTAL%
0) Less than one year48.5
1) 11225.5
2) 248.5
3) 31225.5
4) 4714.9
5) 5817
Missing978 
TOTAL47100.0
29) Enter age of third child under six. (DI22C3)
TOTAL%
0) Less than one year541.7
1) 1216.7
3) 3216.7
4) 418.3
5) 5216.7
Missing997 
TOTAL12100.0
30) Are you the parent or guardian of any child under 18 in your household? (PARENT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes27075.6
2) No8724.4
Missing752 
TOTAL357100.0
31) What is your age? (AGE)
TOTAL%
18) 18414.1
19) 19141.4
20) 20212.1
21) 21181.8
22) 22232.3
23) 23171.7
24) 24161.6
25) 25111.1
26) 26181.8
27) 27151.5
28) 289.9
29) 29191.9
30) 30202
31) 316.6
32) 32161.6
33) 33212.1
34) 349.9
35) 35191.9
36) 36121.2
37) 37101
38) 38151.5
39) 396.6
40) 40242.4
41) 41171.7
42) 429.9
43) 43242.4
44) 44282.8
45) 45212.1
46) 46141.4
47) 47313.1
48) 48292.9
49) 49202
50) 50313.1
51) 519.9
52) 52202
53) 53131.3
54) 54131.3
55) 55222.2
56) 56151.5
57) 579.9
58) 58222.2
59) 59191.9
60) 60181.8
61) 61101
62) 62202
63) 63141.4
64) 64131.3
65) 65212.1
66) 66121.2
67) 676.6
68) 689.9
69) 693.3
70) 709.9
71) 715.5
72) 729.9
73) 737.7
74) 745.5
75) 755.5
76) 76101
77) 777.7
78) 785.5
79) 793.3
80) 809.9
81) 816.6
82) 824.4
83) 833.3
84) 847.7
85) 854.4
86) 863.3
87) 873.3
88) 881.1
89) 891.1
91) 9100
92) 921.1
94) 941.1
99) Refused232.3
TOTAL1003100.0
32) Could you please tell me if you are...? (AGE2)
TOTAL%
2) 30-49313
3) 50-64730.4
4) 65+1147.8
9) Refused28.7
Missing973 
TOTAL23100.0
33) What is the last grade of school you completed? (EDUC)
TOTAL%
1) Less than high school graduate13413.3
2) High school graduate31931.7
3) Some college24524.4
4) Graduated college15315.2
5) Graduate school or more12612.5
6) Technical school or other262.6
9) Refused3.3
TOTAL1006100.0
34) Is your total annual household income from all sources, and before taxes...? (INCOME)
TOTAL%
1) Less than $15,00017217.1
2) $15,000 but less than $25,00012712.6
3) $25,000 but less than $30,000919
4) $30,000 but less than $40,00010410.3
5) $40,000 but less than $50,000888.7
6) $50,000 but less than $75,00010910.8
7) $75,000 but less than $100,000929.1
8) $100,000 and over (Unspecified)4.4
9) Less than $50,000212.1
10) $50,000 but less than $100,0006.6
12) $100,000 to under $150,000606
13) $150,000 to under $200,000232.3
14) $200,000 to under $250,0009.9
15) $250,000 or more121.2
98) Don't know101
99) Refused807.9
TOTAL1008100.0
35) Race of Respondent (RACE)
TOTAL%
1) White non-Hispanic67066.6
2) Black non-Hispanic11411.3
3) White Hispanic11511.4
4) Black Hispanic131.3
5) Unspecified Hispanic111.1
6) Other race636.3
7) Refused202
TOTAL1006100.0
36) Affiliation rotate (PARTYROT)
TOTAL%
1) Male Republican/Democrat24324.2
2) Male Democrat/Republican24624.5
3) Female Republican/Democrat25425.2
4) Female Democrat/Republican26326.1
TOTAL1006100.0
37) Generally speaking, do you usually think of yourself as...? (PARTY)
TOTAL%
0) Other121.2
1) A Republican22021.9
2) A Democrat30730.5
3) An Independent40139.9
8) Don't know333.3
9) Refused323.2
TOTAL1005100.0
38) Do you lean more towards the Democratic Party or the Republican Party? (PARTYLN)
TOTAL%
1) The Democratic Party15332.1
2) The Republican Party11824.7
3) Neither15432.3
8) Don't know377.8
9) Refused153.1
Missing561 
TOTAL477100.0
39) Do you consider yourself part of the Tea Party movement, or not? (TPARTY)
TOTAL%
1) Yes10910.8
2) No82081.6
8) Don't know585.8
9) Refused181.8
TOTAL1005100.0
40) Ideology rotate (IDEOROT)
TOTAL%
1) D3 1-5 asked47247
2) D3 5-1 asked53353
TOTAL1005100.0
41) Generally speaking, would you describe your political views as...? (IDEO)
TOTAL%
1) Very conservative14814.7
2) Somewhat conservative22922.8
3) Moderate31331.1
4) Somewhat liberal14714.6
5) Very liberal10210.1
8) Don't know353.5
9) Refused313.1
TOTAL1005100.0
42) Are you registered to vote at your present address or not? (REGVOTE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes74474
2) No24924.8
8) Don't know9.9
9) Refused3.3
TOTAL1005100.0
43) Besides the telephone number I reached you on, how many other telephone numbers, if any, does your household have? (OTHTEL)
TOTAL%
0) None62061.8
1) One535.3
2) Two131.3
3) Three4.4
7) Cell phone household only31030.9
9) Refused4.4
TOTAL1004100.0
44) Enter sex of respondent (SEX)
TOTAL%
1) Male48848.6
2) Female51751.4
TOTAL1005100.0
45) What is your present religion, if any? Are you Protestant, Catholic, Jewish, Muslim, Mormon, something else or nothing in particular? (REFORMATTED QUESTION) (RELIG)
TOTAL%
1) Protestant30230.1
2) Catholic, Roman Catholic22522.4
3) Jewish/Judaism141.4
4) Muslim/Islamic9.9
5) Mormon/Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints171.7
6) Something else313.1
7) Nothing in particular20920.8
10) Buddhist3.3
11) Hindu5.5
12) Unitarian/Universalist00
13) Christian/non-denominational Christian16416.3
99) Don't know/refused252.5
TOTAL1004100.0
46) Would you describe yourself as a 'born-again' or 'evangelical Christian', or not? (BORN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes25454.5
2) No20042.9
8) Don't know122.6
Missing510 
TOTAL466100.0
47) Were you born in the United States, the island of Puerto Rico, or in another country? (USBORN)
TOTAL%
1) United States6043.2
2) Puerto Rico42.9
3) Another country7554
Missing915 
TOTAL139100.0
48) How many years have you lived in the United States? (USLIVE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL100515.8911.16
49) Ident (IDENT)
TOTAL%
1) Landline59258.9
2) Cell phone sample35635.4
3) Hispanic in language191.9
4) Both cell phone and Hispanic in language383.8
TOTAL1005100.0
50) Now thinking about your telephone use... Does anyone in your household, including yourself, have a working cell phone? (L1)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, respondent or someone in household has cell phone51784.6
2) No9215.1
9) Refused2.3
Missing302 
TOTAL611100.0
51) Of all the telephone calls that you and the other people in your household receive, are...? (L2A)
TOTAL%
1) All or almost all calls received on a cell phone12323.8
2) Some received on a cell phone and some on a regular home phone24547.4
3) All or almost all calls received on a regular home phone14528
8) Don't know1.2
9) Refused3.6
Missing459 
TOTAL517100.0
52) 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? (C1)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, has a home telephone8521.6
2) No, no home telephone30878.4
Missing703 
TOTAL393100.0
53) Of all the telephone calls that you and the other people in your household receive, are...? (C2)
TOTAL%
1) All or almost all calls received on a cell phone3440
2) Some received on a cell phone and some on a regular home phone3844.7
3) All or almost all calls received on a regular home phone1315.3
Missing864 
TOTAL85100.0
54) How many different cell phone numbers do you personally answer calls on? (C1A)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL10051.280.96
55) Q1rot1 (Q1ROT1)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL0
56) Q1rot2 (Q1ROT2)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL0
57) Q1rot3 (Q1ROT3)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL0
58) Q1rot4 (Q1ROT4)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL0
59) Q1rot5 (Q1ROT5)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL0
60) Q1rot6 (Q1ROT6)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL0
61) Q1rot7 (Q1ROT7)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL0
62) Thinking about some issues in the country today, do you think that abortion is a critical issue facing the country, one among many important issues or not that important compared to other issues? (Q1A)
TOTAL%
1) Critical issue30930.7
2) One among many33633.4
3) Not that important34734.5
8) Don't know8.8
9) Refused6.6
TOTAL1006100.0
63) Thinking about some issues in the country today, do you think that same-sex marriage is a critical issue facing the country, one among many important issues or not that important compared to other issues? (Q1B)
TOTAL%
1) Critical issue23523.4
2) One among many20720.6
3) Not that important55154.9
8) Don't know6.6
9) Refused5.5
TOTAL1004100.0
64) Thinking about some issues in the country today, do you think that immigration is a critical issue facing the country, one among many important issues or not that important compared to other issues? (Q1C)
TOTAL%
1) Critical issue37237
2) One among many42942.7
3) Not that important19018.9
8) Don't know8.8
9) Refused6.6
TOTAL1005100.0
65) Thinking about some issues in the country today, do you think that the federal deficit is a critical issue facing the country, one among many important issues or not that important compared to other issues? (Q1D)
TOTAL%
1) Critical issue66366
2) One among many24924.8
3) Not that important737.3
8) Don't know171.7
9) Refused2.2
TOTAL1004100.0
66) Thinking about some issues in the country today, do you think that jobs and unemployment is a critical issue facing the country, one among many important issues or not that important compared to other issues? (Q1E)
TOTAL%
1) Critical issue80780.3
2) One among many18218.1
3) Not that important141.4
8) Don't know1.1
9) Refused1.1
TOTAL1005100.0
67) Thinking about some issues in the country today, do you think that national security is a critical issue facing the country, one among many important issues or not that important compared to other issues? (Q1F)
TOTAL%
1) Critical issue50149.9
2) One among many38738.5
3) Not that important10510.4
8) Don't know9.9
9) Refused3.3
TOTAL1005100.0
68) Thinking about some issues in the country today, do you think that the growing gap between rich and poor is a critical issue facing the country, one among many important issues or not that important compared to other issues? (Q1G)
TOTAL%
1) Critical issue49649.4
2) One among many33833.6
3) Not that important15615.5
8) Don't know101
9) Refused5.5
TOTAL1005100.0
69) Q2rot1 (Q2ROT1)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL0
70) Q2rot2 (Q2ROT2)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL0
71) Q2rot3 (Q2ROT3)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL0
72) Q2rot4 (Q2ROT4)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL0
73) Q2rot5 (Q2ROT5)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL0
74) Q2rot6 (Q2ROT6)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL0
75) Thinking about the 2012 Republican primary, regardless of who you many support, which of the Republican candidates do you think...? Shares your religious values (Q2A)
TOTAL%
1) Newt Gingrich4112.1
2) Mitt Romney5115.1
3) Ron Paul298.6
4) Rick Santorum7722.8
5) None of them3510.4
6) All of them2.6
8) Don't know9929.3
9) Refused41.2
Missing622 
TOTAL338100.0
76) Thinking about the 2012 Republican primary, regardless of who you many support, which of the Republican candidates do you think...? Best reflects the core values of the Republican Party (Q2B)
TOTAL%
1) Newt Gingrich6820.2
2) Mitt Romney9327.6
3) Ron Paul5315.7
4) Rick Santorum6519.3
5) None of them113.3
6) All of them1.3
8) Don't know4513.4
9) Refused1.3
Missing622 
TOTAL337100.0
77) Thinking about the 2012 Republican primary, regardless of who you may support, which of the Republican candidates do you think...? Has the best chance to defeat Barack Obama in the general election (Q2C)
TOTAL%
1) Newt Gingrich7923.3
2) Mitt Romney15244.8
3) Ron Paul3610.6
4) Rick Santorum164.7
5) None of them144.1
6) All of them51.5
8) Don't know3610.6
9) Refused1.3
Missing622 
TOTAL339100.0
78) Thinking about the 2012 Republican primary, regardless of who you may support, which of the Republican candidates do you think...? Has the best plan to create jobs and promote economic growth (Q2D)
TOTAL%
1) Newt Gingrich8224.3
2) Mitt Romney10330.5
3) Ron Paul5315.7
4) Rick Santorum257.4
5) None of them216.2
6) All of them2.6
8) Don't know5115.1
9) Refused1.3
Missing622 
TOTAL338100.0
79) Thinking about the 2012 Republican primary, regardless of who you may support, which of the Republican candidates do you think...? Is most qualified to be President (Q2E)
TOTAL%
1) Newt Gingrich10531.1
2) Mitt Romney10531.1
3) Ron Paul4814.2
4) Rick Santorum216.2
5) None of them164.7
6) All of them41.2
8) Don't know3911.5
9) Refused00
Missing622 
TOTAL338100.0
80) Thinking about the 2012 Republican primary, regardless of who you may support, which of the Republican candidates do you think...? Is most likely to bring change to Washington (Q2F)
TOTAL%
1) Newt Gingrich7221.4
2) Mitt Romney8224.3
3) Ron Paul8124
4) Rick Santorum3610.7
5) None of them267.7
6) All of them82.4
8) Don't know298.6
9) Refused3.9
Missing622 
TOTAL337100.0
81) As I name the current republican candidates for president in 2012, please tell me which one you most like to see nominated as the Republican Party's candidate? (Q3)
TOTAL%
1) Newt Gingrich8424.8
2) Mitt Romney10932.2
3) Ron Paul5917.4
4) Rick Santorum5716.8
5) None of them72.1
8) Don't know226.5
9) Refused1.3
Missing622 
TOTAL339100.0
82) Q45rot (Q45ROT)
TOTAL%
1) Q4/4a asked first49549.3
2) Q5/5a asked first51050.7
TOTAL1005100.0
83) Q4rot (Q4ROT)
TOTAL%
1) Obama asked first50049.8
2) Gingrich asked first50550.2
TOTAL1005100.0
84) If the 2012 election were being held today and the candidates were Barack Obama, the Democrat, and Newt Gingrich, the Republican, for whom would you vote? (Q4)
TOTAL%
0) Neither/would not vote979.7
1) Newt Gingrich32132
2) Barack Obama53152.9
8) Don't know444.4
9) Refused111.1
TOTAL1004100.0
85) And how excited would you be to cast a vote for Barack Obama? Would you feel excited about your vote or not? (Q4A1)
TOTAL%
1) Excited34765.2
2) Not excited16631.2
3) Depends91.7
8) Don't know71.3
9) Refused3.6
Missing520 
TOTAL532100.0
86) And how excited would you be to cast a vote for Newt Gingrich? Would you feel excited about your vote or not? (Q4A2)
TOTAL%
1) Excited16551.4
2) Not excited14143.9
3) Depends51.6
8) Don't know92.8
9) Refused1.3
Missing645 
TOTAL321100.0
87) Q5rot (Q5ROT)
TOTAL%
1) Obama asked first49048.8
2) Romney asked first51551.2
TOTAL1005100.0
88) If the 2012 election were being held today and the candidates were Barack Obama, the Democrat, and Mitt Romney, the Republican, for whom would you vote? (Q5)
TOTAL%
0) Neither/would not vote10110
1) Mitt Romney35835.6
2) Barack Obama49048.8
8) Don't know454.5
9) Refused111.1
TOTAL1005100.0
89) And how excited would you be to cast a vote for Barack Obama? Would you feel excited about your vote or not? (Q5A1)
TOTAL%
1) Excited33167.6
2) Not excited13928.4
3) Depends112.2
8) Don't know71.4
9) Refused2.4
Missing560 
TOTAL490100.0
90) And how excited would you be to cast a vote for Mitt Romney? Would you feel excited about your vote or not? (Q5A2)
TOTAL%
1) Excited18050.3
2) Not excited16245.3
3) Depends61.7
8) Don't know102.8
Missing605 
TOTAL358100.0
91) What is your age? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-AGE)
TOTAL%
1) 18-2922122.5
2) 30-3913413.6
3) 40-4921922.3
4) 50-6424925.4
5) 65+15916.2
Missing32 
TOTAL982100.0
92) What is the last grade of school you completed? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-EDUC)
TOTAL%
1) High school graduate or less45345.2
2) Some college, technical school or other27127
3) Graduated college15315.3
4) Graduate school or more12612.6
Missing3 
TOTAL1003100.0
93) Are you...? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Single30530.7
2) Married49149.3
3) Separated, widowed or divorced19920
Missing7 
TOTAL995100.0
94) Generally speaking, do you usually think of yourself as: (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-PARTYID)
TOTAL%
1) A Republican22023.4
2) A Democrat30732.7
3) An Independent or other41343.9
Missing63 
TOTAL940100.0
95) Enter sex of respondent (For use with online analysis) (I-SEX)
TOTAL%
1) Male48848.6
2) Female51751.4
TOTAL1005100.0
96) What is your present religion, if any? Are you Protestant, Catholic, Jewish, Muslim, Mormon, something else or nothing in particular? (REFORMATTED QUESTION) (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-RELIGION)
TOTAL%
1) Protestant46647.6
2) Catholic, Roman Catholic22523
3) Other808.2
4) Nothing in particular20921.3
Missing27 
TOTAL980100.0