Time-sharing Experiments for the Social Sciences, TESS2047 Thornton, Understanding the Role of Religious Appeals in Political Communication

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All frequencies are raw numbers (no weights used).
1) Case ID (CASEID)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL562429.867253
2) Poststratification weight (WEIGHT)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL56211
3) Interview start time (TM_START)
4) Interview finish time (TM_FIN)
5) Interview duration in minutes (DURATION)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL562555.3512140
6) Experimental condition (XTESS047)
TOTAL%
1) Information Present/Cue Present13023.1
2) Information Present/Cue Absent15126.9
3) Information Absent/Cue Present14425.6
4) Information Absent/Cue Absent13724.4
TOTAL562100.0
7) Some people constantly follow politics, while others aren't very interested in it. How interested are you in politics? (Q1)
TOTAL%
-1) Refused40.7
1) Very interested7613.5
2) Interested26847.7
3) Not interested14826.3
4) Not interested at all6611.7
TOTAL562100.0
8) What job or political office does Nancy Pelosi currently hold? (Q2)
TOTAL%
-1) Refused101.8
1) Senate Majority Leader8114.4
2) Secretary of State458.0
3) Speaker of the House42174.9
5) Prime Minister50.9
TOTAL562100.0
9) What are the first 10 amendments to the U.S. Constitution called? (Q3)
TOTAL%
-1) Refused81.4
1) Articles of Confederation183.2
2) Bill of Rights49888.6
3) Gettysburg Address20.4
5) Declaration of Independence366.4
TOTAL562100.0
10) How long is the term of a U.S. senator? (Q4)
TOTAL%
-1) Refused71.2
1) Two years11420.3
2) Three years122.1
3) Four years18332.6
4) Five years30.5
5) Six years24343.2
TOTAL562100.0
11) What is the name of the Senate majority leader? (Q5)
TOTAL%
-1) Refused234.1
1) Newt Gingrich6411.4
2) Nancy Pelosi13624.2
3) Barack Obama20.4
4) John Boehner458.0
5) Harry Reid29252.0
TOTAL562100.0
12) On the following scale, how important is religion in your life? (Q5A)
TOTAL%
-1) Refused20.4
1) Very important19237.7
2) Important15430.3
3) Indifferent9518.7
4) Unimportant387.5
5) Very unimportant285.5
Missing53 
TOTAL509100.0
13) Which pair of terms below best describes your religious views? (Q6)
TOTAL%
-1) Refused101.8
1) Fundamentalist/evangelical5610.0
2) Traditional/conservative19835.2
3) Mainline/moderate8715.5
4) Progressive/liberal8014.2
5) Not religious13123.3
TOTAL562100.0
14) Which statement best describes your view of religious tradition? (Q7)
TOTAL%
-1) Refused71.2
1) We should strive to preserve beliefs and practices28550.7
2) We should strive to adapt beliefs and practices to new times14826.3
3) We should strive to adopt new beliefs and practices417.3
4) Don't believe in religion8114.4
TOTAL562100.0
15) Which of the following best describes how often you pray? (Q8)
TOTAL%
-1) Refused81.4
1) Never8014.2
2) Less than once a month7513.3
3) About once a month285.0
4) About once a week7012.5
5) About once a day14826.3
6) Multiple times a day15327.2
TOTAL562100.0
16) Which of the following statements best describes your feelings about the Bible? (Q9)
TOTAL%
-1) Refused142.5
1) The Bible is the actual word of God and is to be taken literally, word for word.16128.6
2) The Bible is the inspired word of God, but not everything in it should be taken literally, word for word.29953.2
3) The Bible is a book of fables written by men and is not the word of God.8815.7
TOTAL562100.0
17) How certain is your belief that Jesus Christ is the Son of God? (Q10)
TOTAL%
-1) Refused71.2
1) Absolutely certain34060.5
2) Fairly certain7413.2
3) Not certain447.8
4) Not certain at all437.7
5) I do not believe Jesus Christ is the Son of God549.6
TOTAL562100.0
18) Which of the following statements best describes the video clip you viewed? (Q11)
TOTAL%
-1) Refused50.9
1) A political advertisement about Barack Obama213.7
2) A political advertisement about Saxby Chambliss51892.2
3) A political advertisement about John McCain162.8
4) A political advertisement about Elizabeth Dole20.4
TOTAL562100.0
19) Thinking about Saxby Chambliss, in your opinion how well does the term QUALIFIED describe Saxby Chambliss? (Q12)
TOTAL%
-1) Refused30.5
1) Extremely well8414.9
2) Fairly well13323.7
3) No opinion28650.9
4) Not too well335.9
5) Not well at all234.1
TOTAL562100.0
20) Thinking about Saxby Chambliss, in your opinion how well does the term MORAL describe Saxby Chambliss? (Q13)
TOTAL%
-1) Refused61.1
1) Extremely well13123.3
2) Fairly well21037.4
3) No opinion18132.2
4) Not too well203.6
5) Not well at all142.5
TOTAL562100.0
21) Thinking about Saxby Chambliss, in your opinion how well does the term DISHONEST describe Saxby Chambliss? (Q14)
TOTAL%
-1) Refused30.5
1) Extremely well142.5
2) Fairly well244.3
3) No opinion26346.8
4) Not too well12422.1
5) Not well at all13423.8
TOTAL562100.0
22) Thinking about Saxby Chambliss, in your opinion how well does the term STRONG describe Saxby Chambliss? (Q15)
TOTAL%
-1) Refused61.1
1) Extremely well7613.5
2) Fairly well21738.6
3) No opinion20937.2
4) Not too well386.8
5) Not well at all162.8
TOTAL562100.0
23) How much do you like Saxby Chambliss? (Q16)
TOTAL%
-1) Refused91.6
0) 0305.3
1) 150.9
2) 230.5
4) 410.2
5) 581.4
7) 710.2
8) 810.2
10) 10193.4
11) 1110.2
15) 1530.5
20) 20112.0
22) 2210.2
25) 25173.0
30) 30112.0
34) 3410.2
35) 3530.5
36) 3610.2
40) 40193.4
45) 4581.4
46) 4610.2
48) 4830.5
49) 4920.4
50) 5012822.8
51) 5140.7
52) 5210.2
55) 5550.9
60) 60213.7
65) 65112.0
69) 6910.2
70) 70162.8
72) 7210.2
75) 75295.2
78) 7810.2
79) 7910.2
80) 80376.6
85) 85285.0
87) 8710.2
88) 8830.5
90) 90386.8
91) 9110.2
92) 9220.4
95) 95173.0
97) 9740.7
98) 9820.4
99) 9971.2
100) 100447.8
TOTAL562100.0
24) How likely is it you would vote for Saxby Chambliss if you could? (Q17)
TOTAL%
-1) Refused50.9
0) Not likely at all8515.1
1) 1152.7
2) 2274.8
3) 3274.8
4) 4234.1
5) 510919.4
6) 6447.8
7) 7498.7
8) 86912.3
9) 9407.1
10) Very likely6912.3
TOTAL562100.0
25) How much do you agree or disagree with the statement: Saxby Chambliss shares my political views. (Q18)
TOTAL%
-1) Refused162.8
1) Strongly agree11420.3
2) Agree26947.9
3) Disagree10719.0
4) Strongly disagree5610.0
TOTAL562100.0
26) How much do you agree or disagree with the statement: Saxby Chambliss shares my religious views. (Q19)
TOTAL%
-1) Refused244.3
1) Strongly agree8515.1
2) Agree23942.5
3) Disagree15527.6
4) Strongly disagree5910.5
TOTAL562100.0
27) Age (PPAGE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL56248.16516
28) Age: Seven categories (PPAGECAT)
TOTAL%
1) 18-245710.1
2) 25-346912.3
3) 35-4410218.1
4) 45-5412021.4
5) 55-6412422.1
6) 65-747112.6
7) 75+193.4
TOTAL562100.0
29) Age: Four categories (PPAGECT4)
TOTAL%
1) 18-299016.0
2) 30-4413824.6
3) 45-5918933.6
4) 60+14525.8
TOTAL562100.0
30) Education (highest degree received) (PPEDUC)
TOTAL%
1) No formal education10.2
2) 1st, 2nd, 3rd, or 4th grade10.2
3) 5th or 6th grade20.4
4) 7th or 8th grade71.2
5) 9th grade91.6
6) 10th grade122.1
7) 11th grade91.6
8) 12th grade, no diploma132.3
9) High school graduate, high school diploma or the equivalent (GED)19033.8
10) Some college, no degree11720.8
11) Associate degree437.7
12) Bachelor's degree9416.7
13) Master's degree488.5
14) Professional or doctorate degree162.8
TOTAL562100.0
31) Education (categorical) (PPEDUCAT)
TOTAL%
1) Less than high school549.6
2) High school19033.8
3) Some college16028.5
4) Bachelor's degree or higher15828.1
TOTAL562100.0
32) Race /ethnicity (PPETHM)
TOTAL%
1) White, non-Hispanic41674.0
2) Black, non-Hispanic5710.1
3) Other, non-Hispanic183.2
4) Hispanic508.9
5) Two-plus races, non-Hispanic213.7
TOTAL562100.0
33) Gender (PPGENDER)
TOTAL%
1) Male28550.7
2) Female27749.3
TOTAL562100.0
34) Household head (PPHHHEAD)
TOTAL%
0) No12021.4
1) Yes44278.6
TOTAL562100.0
35) Household size (PPHHSIZE)
TOTAL%
1) 9416.7
2) 22640.2
3) 7813.9
4) 9516.9
5) 366.4
6) 203.6
7) 61.1
8) 20.4
9) 10.2
12) 10.2
13) 10.2
15) 20.4
TOTAL562100.0
36) Housing type (PPHOUSE)
TOTAL%
1) A one-family house detached from any other house43076.5
2) A one-family house attached to one or more houses356.2
3) A building with two or more apartments7012.5
4) A mobile home254.4
5) Boat, RV, van, etc.20.4
TOTAL562100.0
37) Household income (PPINCIMP)
TOTAL%
1) Less than $5,000122.1
2) $5,000 to $7,49991.6
3) $7,500 to $9,999101.8
4) $10,000 to $12,499203.6
5) $12,500 to $14,999183.2
6) $15,000 to $19,999213.7
7) $20,000 to $24,999315.5
8) $25,000 to $29,999305.3
9) $30,000 to $34,999142.5
10) $35,000 to $39,999376.6
11) $40,000 to $49,9995910.5
12) $50,000 to $59,9996110.9
13) $60,000 to $74,9996110.9
14) $75,000 to $84,999396.9
15) $85,000 to $99,999407.1
16) $100,000 to $124,999559.8
17) $125,000 to $149,999203.6
18) $150,000 to $174,99991.6
19) $175,000 or more162.8
TOTAL562100.0
38) Marital status (PPMARIT)
TOTAL%
1) Married31856.6
2) Widowed203.6
3) Divorced6511.6
4) Separated122.1
5) Never married10719.0
6) Living with partner407.1
TOTAL562100.0
39) MSA status (PPMSACAT)
TOTAL%
0) Non-metro10318.3
1) Metro45981.7
TOTAL562100.0
40) Region 4: based on state of residence (PPREG4)
TOTAL%
1) Northeast10017.8
2) Midwest12422.1
3) South22640.2
4) West11219.9
TOTAL562100.0
41) Region 9: based on state of residence (PPREG9)
TOTAL%
1) New England254.4
2) Mid-Atlantic7513.3
3) East-North Central8114.4
4) West-North Central437.7
5) South Atlantic12021.4
6) East-South Central407.1
7) West-South Central6611.7
8) Mountain325.7
9) Pacific8014.2
TOTAL562100.0
42) Ownership Status of Living Quarters (PPRENT)
TOTAL%
1) Owned or being bought by you or someone in your household45280.4
2) Rented for cash10218.1
3) Occupied without payment of cash rent81.4
TOTAL562100.0
43) State (PPSTATEN)
TOTAL%
11) ME10.2
12) NH61.1
13) VT10.2
14) MA112.0
15) RI20.4
16) CT40.7
21) NY335.9
22) NJ152.7
23) PA274.8
31) OH254.4
32) IN122.1
33) IL203.6
34) MI142.5
35) WI101.8
41) MN173.0
42) IA20.4
43) MO132.3
44) ND10.2
45) SD20.4
46) NE40.7
47) KS40.7
51) DE20.4
52) MD122.1
53) DC10.2
54) VA152.7
55) WV20.4
56) NC213.7
57) SC112.0
58) GA162.8
59) FL407.1
61) KY101.8
62) TN132.3
63) AL91.6
64) MS81.4
71) AR71.2
72) LA112.0
73) OK61.1
74) TX427.5
81) MT50.9
82) ID30.5
83) WY10.2
84) CO101.8
86) AZ71.2
87) UT30.5
88) NV30.5
91) WA183.2
92) OR81.4
93) CA508.9
94) AK30.5
95) HI10.2
TOTAL562100.0
44) Presence of household members: children 0-2 (PPT01)
TOTAL%
0) 54296.4
1) 203.6
TOTAL562100.0
45) Presence of household members: children 13-17 (PPT1317)
TOTAL%
0) 48886.8
1) 5610.0
2) 142.5
3) 40.7
TOTAL562100.0
46) Presence of household members: adults 18+ (PPT18OV)
TOTAL%
1) 10418.5
2) 32056.9
3) 8014.2
4) 407.1
5) 112.0
6) 20.4
7) 30.5
9) 20.4
TOTAL562100.0
47) Presence of household members: children 2-5 (PPT25)
TOTAL%
0) 50589.9
1) 407.1
2) 162.8
3) 10.2
TOTAL562100.0
48) Presence of household members: children 6-12 (PPT612)
TOTAL%
0) 47183.8
1) 559.8
2) 274.8
3) 50.9
4) 30.5
5) 10.2
TOTAL562100.0
49) Current employment status (PPWORK)
TOTAL%
1) Working, as a paid employee28150.0
2) Working, self-employed447.8
3) Not working, on temporary layoff from a job71.2
4) Not working, looking for work498.7
5) Not working, retired9316.5
6) Not working, disabled539.4
7) Not working, other356.2
TOTAL562100.0
50) Household Internet access (PPNET)
TOTAL%
0) No13924.7
1) Yes42375.3
TOTAL562100.0
51) Political party (XPARTY7)
TOTAL%
1) Strong Republican8014.2
2) Not strong Republican6110.9
3) Leans Republican10719.0
4) Undecided/Independent/Other142.5
5) Leans Democrat11119.8
6) Not strong Democrat8615.3
7) Strong Democrat10318.3
TOTAL562100.0
52) Political ideology (XIDEO)
TOTAL%
-1) Refused40.7
1) Extremely liberal132.3
2) Liberal7813.9
3) Slightly liberal498.7
4) Moderate, middle of the road20336.1
5) Slightly conservative7813.9
6) Conservative10618.9
7) Extremely conservative315.5
TOTAL562100.0
53) Religion (XREL1)
TOTAL%
-1) Refused10.2
1) Baptist -- any denomination9116.2
2) Protestant (e.g., Methodist, Lutheran, Presbyterian, Episcopal)12321.9
3) Catholic12622.4
4) Mormon91.6
5) Jewish193.4
7) Hindu20.4
8) Buddhist40.7
9) Pentecostal132.3
10) Eastern Orthodox20.4
11) Other Christian8114.4
12) Other non-Christian, please specify122.1
13) None7914.1
TOTAL562100.0
54) Religious Service Attendance (XREL2)
TOTAL%
-1) Refused10.2
1) More than once a week6313.1
2) Once a week13127.2
3) Once or twice a month479.8
4) A few times a year9519.7
5) Once a year or less7716.0
6) Never6814.1
Missing80 
TOTAL482100.0