Religion and Public Life Survey, 2012

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The July 2012 Religion & Public Life Survey, sponsored by the Pew Research Center and the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life, obtained telephone interviews with a nationally representative sample of 3,484 adults living in the United States. Interviews were conducted via landline (N=1,992) and cell phone (N=1,492; including 774 without a landline phone). The survey was conducted by Princeton Survey Research Associates International. The interviews were administered in English and Spanish by Princeton Data Source and Universal Survey Center from June 28 to July 10, 2012. Weights are provided to correct known demographic discrepancies.

Data File
Cases: 3,484
Variables: 159
Weight Variable: COWEIGHT, LLWEIGHT, UWEIGHT, WEIGHT
The variable WEIGHT is the final weight.
Data Collection
Date Collected: June 28 to July 10, 2012.
Original Survey (Instrument)
The July 2012 Religion & Public Life Survey
Funded By
Pew Research Center
Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life
Collection Procedures
The survey was conducted by Princeton Survey Research Associates International. The interviews were administered in English and Spanish by Princeton Data Source and Universal Survey Center from June 28 to July 10, 2012.
Sampling Procedures
Six sample segments were used for data collection in order to obtain a representative general population sample while also oversampling the religiously unaffiliated. Interviews were conducted using a combination of random digit dialing (i.e., RDD) landline (n=1,771), RDD cell (n=1,202), RDD landline screened for religiously unaffiliated (n=91), RDD cell screened for religiously unaffiliated (n=170), and callback samples (n=250).
Principal Investigators
Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life
Notes
A research report on the July 2012 Religion & Public Life Survey can be found here

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