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VCF0846 from American National Election Studies, Cumulative Data File, 1948-2004
Do you consider religion to be an important part of your life, or not? (VCF0846)
TOTAL%
0) NA; no Post IW; abbrev. telephone IW (1984, see VCF0015); form B (1986); short form or Spanish language (1992)2,1589.9
1) Yes, important15,24769.7
2) No, not important4,38820.1
8) DK790.4
TOTAL21872100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Other


RELIG IMP from American National Election Studies, 2000
Do you consider religion to be an important part of your life, or not? (RELIG IMP)
TOTAL%
0) NA50.3
1) IMPORTANT1,37376.0
5) NOT IMPORTANT42623.6
8) DONT KNOW10.1
9) REFUSED20.1
TOTAL1807100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mixed-mode


RELIGIMP from American National Election Studies, 2004
Do you consider religion to be an IMPORTANT part of your life, or NOT? (RELIGIMP)
TOTAL%
1) Important93176.8
5) Not important27222.4
8) Dont know60.5
9) Refused30.2
TOTAL1212100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


V083181 from American National Election Studies, Time Series Study, 2008
Now on another topic. Do you consider religion to be an important part of your life, or not? (V083181)
TOTAL%
-9) Refused90.4
-8) Dont know50.2
1) Important1,74475.1
5) Not important56524.3
TOTAL2323100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


RELIGIMP from American National Election Studies, 2002
Do you consider religion to be an important part of your life, or not? (RELIGIMP)
TOTAL%
0) NA50.3
1) Important1,15176.2
5) Not important35323.4
9) Refused20.1
TOTAL1511100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


BONDE83 from Marital Instability Over the Life Course [United States]: A Five-Wave Panel Study, 1980, 1983, 1988, 1992-1994, 1997
How important are your religious beliefs in keeping your marriage together? (BONDE83)
TOTAL%
1) Very important59936.8
2) Somewhat important36022.1
3) Not very important52031.9
7) Inapplicable1338.2
8) Dont know20.1
9) Refused140.9
Missing405 
TOTAL1,628100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mailed


IMPO1192 from Marital Instability Over the Life Course [United States]: A Five-Wave Panel Study, 1980, 1983, 1988, 1992-1994, 1997
Your religious beliefs? (IMPO1192)
TOTAL%
1) Very important40133.7
2) Somewhat important30025.2
3) Not very important33328.0
4) Dont know30.3
5) Refused30.3
97) Inapplicable14912.5
Missing844 
TOTAL1,189100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mailed


TOG797O from Marital Instability Over the Life Course [United States]: A Five-Wave Panel Study, 1980, 1983, 1988, 1992-1994, 1997
Your religious beliefs? (TOG797O)
TOTAL%
1) Very important9940.6
2) Somewhat important6928.3
3) Not very important7631.1
Missing1,789 
TOTAL244100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mailed


RELIMP from Houston Area Survey, 1982-2010
How important would you say religion is in your life? Would you say: very important, somewhat important, or not very important? (83-10) (RELIMP)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK2201.2
1) Not very important1,93810.7
2) Somewhat important4,47524.7
3) Very important11,48663.4
TOTAL18119100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


IMPTREL from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2002
How important would you say religion is in your own life - very important, fairly important, or not very important? (IMPTREL)
TOTAL%
1) Very important2,28663.0
2) Fairly important86823.9
3) Not very important43812.1
9) Dont know/Refused351.0
TOTAL3,627100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


RELIMPRT from Religion and Politics Survey, 1996
How important would you say religion is in your own life? (RELIMPRT)
TOTAL%
1) Very important2,46058.9
2) Fairly important1,08225.9
3) Not very important61914.8
4) Dont know/Refused180.4
TOTAL4,179100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


RELDLIFE from National Survey of Family Growth - Wave 6 (2002) Female Respondent File
Currently, how important is religion in your daily life? Would you say it is very important, somewhat important, or not important? (RELDLIFE)
TOTAL%
1) Very important3,86159.1
2) Somewhat important2,27934.9
3) Not important3825.8
8) Refused80.1
9) Dont know50.1
TOTAL6535100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


RELDAILY from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2003
How important would you say religion is in your own life - very important, fairly important, or not very important? (RELDAILY)
TOTAL%
1) Very important1,20059.9
2) Fairly important49124.5
3) Not very important29414.7
9) Dont know/Refused170.8
TOTAL2002100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


RELIMP from The Right to Die II, November 2005
How important would you say religion is in your own life -- very important, fairly important, or not very important? (RELIMP)
TOTAL%
1) Very important1,88256.1
2) Fairly important81024.2
3) Not very important60017.9
9) Dont know/Refused611.8
TOTAL3,353100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


RELIMP from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2005
How important would you say religion is in your own life: very important, fairly important, or not very important? (RELIMP)
TOTAL%
1) Very important2,64760.1
2) Fairly important1,11325.3
3) Not very important61013.8
9) Dont know/Refused370.8
TOTAL4,407100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


RLGNIMPT from Economic Values Survey, 1992
How important would you say religion is in your own life... (RLGNIMPT)
TOTAL%
1) Very important2,05641.0
2) Somewhat important1,73534.6
3) Not very important1,15923.1
4) Dont know/Refused691.4
TOTAL5,019100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


RELIMPT from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2001
How important would you say religion is in your own life: very important, fairly important, or not very important? (RELIMPT)
TOTAL%
1) Very important2,97863.6
2) Fairly important1,09823.4
3) Not very important55911.9
9) Dont know/Refused481.0
TOTAL4,683100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


REL_IMP from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2006
How important would you say religion is in your own life: very important, fairly important, or not very important? (REL_IMP)
TOTAL%
1) Very important1,20460.1
2) Fairly important48424.2
3) Not very important30515.2
9) Dont know/Refused100.5
TOTAL2,003100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


RELIMPT from News Interest Index / Religion Overflow, July 2005
How important would you say religion is in your own life...very important, fairly important, or not very important? (RELIMPT)
TOTAL%
1) Very important1,54957.5
2) Fairly important65524.3
3) Not very important46217.1
9) Dont know/Refused291.1
TOTAL2,695100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


QN24 from Changing Faiths: Latinos and the Transformation of American Religion
How important would you say religion is in your own life - very important, fairly important, or not very important? (QN24)
TOTAL%
1) Very important2,77969.2
2) Fairly important77919.4
3) Not very important41610.4
8) Dont know250.6
9) Refused170.4
TOTAL4016100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


RELIMP from Houston Area Survey, 2010
How important would you say religion is in your life? Would you say: very important, somewhat important, or not very important? (RELIMP)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK202.7
1) Not very important9012.0
2) Somewhat important14519.3
3) Very important49566.0
TOTAL750100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


RELIMP from News Interest Index, October 2003
How important would you say religion is in your own life - very important, fairly important, or not very important? (RELIMP)
TOTAL%
1) Very important1,64561.6
2) Fairly important63623.8
3) Not very important35413.3
9) Dont know/Refused361.3
TOTAL2,671100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


RELIMP from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2004
How important would you say religion is in your own life - very important, fairly important, or not very important? (RELIMP)
TOTAL%
1) Very important1,90857.2
2) Fairly important88626.6
3) Not very important51815.5
9) Dont know/Refused250.7
TOTAL3,337100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


RELIMPX from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2004
Recode of the variable named RELIMP. (RELIMPX)
TOTAL%
1) Very important1,90857.2
3) Fairly important or Dont know/Refused91127.3
5) Not very important51815.5
TOTAL3,337100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


FPRELIMP from National Survey of Family Growth - Wave 5 (1995) Respondent File
At that time, how important was religion to (name of 1st voluntary partner)? Would you say it was very important, somewhat important, or not important? (FPRELIMP)
TOTAL%
1) Very important5879.1
2) Somewhat important2,05932.1
3) Not important2,96246.2
7) Not ascertained70.1
8) Refused280.4
9) Dont know77312.0
TOTAL6416100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:Other
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


RELDLIFE from National Survey of Family Growth - Wave 5 (1995) Respondent File
Currently, how important is religion in your daily life? Would you say it was very important, somewhat important, or not important? (RELDLIFE)
TOTAL%
1) Very important5,58551.5
2) Somewhat important4,13438.1
3) Not important1,12310.4
8) Refused30.0
9) Dont know20.0
TOTAL10847100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:Other
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


IMPORT from Williamsburg Charter Survey On Religion and Public Life, 1987
How important is religion in your daily life? Is it very important, somewhat important or not at all important? (IMPORT)
TOTAL%
1) Very important1,60647.8
2) Somewhat1,30738.9
3) Not at all important42912.8
8) Dont know200.6
TOTAL3362100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


IMPTREL from Mid-November Survey, 2001
How important would you say religion is in your own life-very important, fairly important, or not very important? (IMPTREL)
TOTAL%
1) Very important1,70661.4
2) Fairly important65623.6
3) Not very important38814.0
9) Dont know/Refused271.0
TOTAL2,777100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


RELDLIFE from National Survey of Family Growth - Wave 6 (2002) Male Respondent File
Currently, how important is religion in you daily life? Would you say it is very important, somewhat important, or not important? (RELDLIFE)
TOTAL%
1) Very important1,86447.2
2) Somewhat important1,64641.6
3) Not important43010.9
8) Refused80.2
9) Dont know40.1
TOTAL3952100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


RELIMPRT from Four-State Church Involvement Study, 1988
How important would you say religion generally is in your own life? (RELIMPRT)
TOTAL%
1) Very important1,33351.1
2) Fairly important82531.6
3) Not very important45117.3
TOTAL2609100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Other
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


FAITHGOD from Baylor Religion Survey, Wave II (2007)
Q35b. How important is it to do the following if one wishes to be a good person? Have faith in God (FAITHGOD)
TOTAL%
1) Not important21813.5
2) Not very important19011.7
3) Somewhat important27817.2
4) Very important93457.7
Missing27 
TOTAL1,620100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mixed-mode


AMCHRSTN from General Social Survey, 2004
How important for being truly American does respondent consider the following...To be a Christian (AMCHRSTN)
TOTAL%
1) Very important58548.1
2) Fairly important19215.8
3) Not very important20917.2
4) Not important at all19416.0
8) Cant choose352.9
9) No answer10.1
TOTAL1216100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


IMPREL from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2007
How important is religion in your life – very important, somewhat important, not too important, or not at all important? (IMPREL)
TOTAL%
1) Very important1,84760.5
2) Somewhat important74324.3
3) Not too important2568.4
4) Not at all important1705.6
9) Dont Know/Refused361.2
TOTAL3,052100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


Q21 from U.S. Religious Landscape Survey - Continental Dataset
How important is religion in your life - very important, somewhat important, not too important, or not at all important? (Q21)
TOTAL%
1) Very important20,54757.8
2) Somewhat important9,09225.6
3) Not too important3,1148.8
4) Not at all important2,4686.9
9) Dont know/Refused (Vol.)3350.9
TOTAL35556100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


BORN from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2008
If RELIG = 1-4 or 13, or CHR = 1: Would you describe yourself as a born again or evangelical Christian or not? (BORN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1,03944.1
2) No1,21051.4
9) Dont know/Refused984.2
85) Undesignated80.3
Missing550 
TOTAL2,355100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


Q42 from Sub-Saharan Africa Religion Survey, 2010
Q42 How important is religion in your life - very important, somewhat important, not too important, or not at all important? (Q42)
TOTAL%
1) Very important21,58486.2
2) Somewhat important2,3669.5
3) Not too important4952.0
4) Not at all important2691.1
8) Dont know2050.8
9) Refused1130.5
TOTAL25,032100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Other
Frame:Other
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


RELIMP from Southern Focus Poll, South Survey, Fall 1996
Now, thinking about religion, how important would you say religion is in your own life? Would you say that its extremely important, very important, somewhat important, or not important? (RELIMP)
TOTAL%
1) Extremely important30838.5
2) Very important29837.3
3) Somewhat important13516.9
4) Not important526.5
5) DK/No Answer70.9
TOTAL800100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Regional Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


QE3 from Muslim American Survey, 2007
How important is religion in your life- very important, somewhat important, not too important, or not at all important? (QE3)
TOTAL%
1) Very important890,86772.3
2) Somewhat important227,81818.5
3) Not too important67,9235.5
4) Not at all important45,5663.7
Missing16,139 
TOTAL1,232,174100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


Q21 from U.S. Religious Landscape Survey - Alaska and Hawaii Dataset
How important is religion in your life - very important, somewhat important, not too important, or not at all important? (Q21)
TOTAL%
1) Very important18245.4
2) Somewhat important10927.2
3) Not too important5213.0
4) Not at all important5012.5
9) Dont know/Refused (Vol.)82.0
TOTAL401100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Regional Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


RELBELF from Politics of Character Survey, 2000
How important to you are your religious beliefs? (RELBELF)
TOTAL%
1) Very important75963.9
2) Fairly important30926.0
3) Not too important705.9
4) Not at all important494.1
TOTAL1187100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


QN25 from U.S. Religious Knowledge Study, 2010
25. How important is religion in your life-very important, somewhat important, not too important, or not important? (QN25)
TOTAL%
1) Very important1,95957.4
2) Somewhat important77622.7
3) Not too important3099.1
4) Not at all important34110.0
8) Dont know210.6
9) Refused60.2
TOTAL3412100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


RELBELF from State of Disunion Survey, 1996
How important to you are your religious beliefs? (RELBELF)
TOTAL%
1) Very important1,17458.0
2) Fairly important60429.8
3) Not too important1788.8
4) Not at all important683.4
TOTAL2024100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


IMPRELIG from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2010
How important is religion in your life -- very important, somewhat important, not too important, or not at all important? (IMPRELIG)
TOTAL%
1) Very important6,37858.3
2) Somewhat important2,65224.2
3) Not too important9438.6
4) Not at all important8567.8
9) Dont know/Refused (Vol.)1111.0
TOTAL10,940100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


RELIMP from Life Choices, 1990
How important to you are your religious beliefs? (RELIMP)
TOTAL%
1) Very important1,16254.0
2) Fairly important69132.1
3) Not too important1838.5
4) Not at all important1165.4
TOTAL2152100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Other
Mode:In-Person


V138 from American Mosaic Project: A National Survey on Diversity
How important is your religion to you? Very important, somewhat important, not very important, or not important at all? (V138)
TOTAL%
1) Very important1,19657.5
2) Somewhat important57627.7
3) Not very important1838.8
4) Not at all important1195.7
8) Dont know00.0
9) Refused70.3
TOTAL2,081100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


IMPREL_A from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2009
How important is religion in your life -- very important, somewhat important, not too important, or not at all important? (Q185) (IMPREL_A)
TOTAL%
1) Very important4,94256.0
2) Somewhat important2,28425.9
3) Not too important7388.4
4) Not at all important7588.6
9) Dont know/Refused (VOL.)1061.2
Missing8,829 
TOTAL8,828100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


RELIFE_B from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2009
How important is religion in your life - very important, somewhat important, not too important, or not at all important? (Q280) (RELIFE_B)
TOTAL%
1) Very important5,18458.7
2) Somewhat important2,08523.6
3) Not too important7328.3
4) Not at all important7138.1
9) Dont know/Refused (VOL.)1151.3
Missing8,829 
TOTAL8,829100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


IMPCATH from Survey of Chicago Catholics, 2007
How important is Catholicism to your life- extremely important, very important, not so important, or not important at all? (IMPCATH)
TOTAL%
-2) Dont know/Undecided00.0
1) Extremely important9624.2
2) Very important21353.8
3) Not so important7819.7
4) Not important at all92.3
Missing127 
TOTAL396100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Regional Sample
Frame:Denominations
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


BELIEFS from Survey On the Beliefs and Moral Values of America's Children, 1989
How important to you are your religious beliefs? (BELIEFS)
TOTAL%
1) Very important2,42944.9
2) Fairly important1,55128.7
3) Not too important61611.4
4) Not at all important2494.6
5) Not sure56110.4
Missing17 
TOTAL5,406100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:Other
Sample:Non-Random
Mode:In-Person


RELIMP from Southern Focus Poll, Non-South Survey, Fall 1996
Now, thinking about religion, how important would you say religion is in your own life? Would you say that its extremely important, very important, somewhat important, or not important? (RELIMP)
TOTAL%
1) Extremely important10725.4
2) Very important15236.0
3) Somewhat important12128.7
4) Not important409.5
5) Dont know/ No answer20.5
TOTAL422100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Regional Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


RELIMPT from Faith and Family in America, 2005
How important would you say religion is in your life? Would you say it is very important, somewhat important, not very important, or not at all important? (RELIMPT)
TOTAL%
1) Very important67859.9
2) Somewhat important30727.1
3) Not very important766.7
4) Not at all important665.8
5) Dont know/refused40.4
TOTAL1131100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


RELIGIMP from Southern Focus Poll, South Survey, Spring 2001
How important would you say your religious faith is in your own life these days -- extremely important, very important, somewhat important, or not important? (RELIGIMP)
TOTAL%
1) Extremely important36743.1
2) Very important30035.2
3) Somewhat important12514.7
4) Not important495.8
5) Dont know/No answer111.3
TOTAL852100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Regional Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


RELIGIMP from Southern Focus Poll, Non-South Survey, Fall 1999
How important would you say your religious faith is in your own life these days: Extremely important, very important, somewhat important, or not important? (RELIGIMP)
TOTAL%
1) Extremely important12932.1
2) Very important12230.3
3) Somewhat important9523.6
4) Not important4711.7
5) Dont know / No answer92.2
TOTAL402100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Regional Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


RELIGIMP from Southern Focus Poll, Non-South Survey, Spring 2000
How important would you say your religious faith is in your own life these days: Extremely important, very important, somewhat important, or not important? (RELIGIMP)
TOTAL%
1) Extremely important13128.1
2) Very important15733.7
3) Somewhat important12025.8
4) Not important5010.7
5) Dont Know/ No answer81.7
TOTAL466100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Regional Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


RELIGIMP from Southern Focus Poll, South Survey, Spring 2000
How important would you say your religious faith is in your own life these days? Extremely important, very important, somewhat important, or not important? (RELIGIMP)
TOTAL%
1) Extremely important41240.7
2) Very important34233.8
3) Somewhat important21020.7
4) Not important424.1
5) Dont know/ No answer70.7
TOTAL1013100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Regional Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


RELIGIMP from Southern Focus Poll, Non-South Survey, 1999
How important would you say your religious faith is in your own life these days—extremely important, very important, somewhat important, or not important? (RELIGIMP)
TOTAL%
1) Extremely important13132.3
2) Very important13533.3
3) Somewhat important9724.0
4) Not important368.9
5) Dont know/No answer61.5
TOTAL405100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Regional Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


RELIGIMP from Southern Focus Poll, South Survey, Spring 1998
How important would you say your religious faith is in your own life these days -- extremely important, very important, somewhat important, or not important? (RELIGIMP)
TOTAL%
1) EXTREMELY IMPORTANT33239.6
2) VERY IMPORTANT30436.2
3) SOMEWHAT IMPORTANT15618.6
4) NOT IMPORTANT475.6
TOTAL839100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Regional Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


RELIGIMP from Southern Focus Poll, Non-South Survey, Spring 1998
How important would you say your religious faith is in your own life these days -- extremely important, very important, somewhat important, or not important? (RELIGIMP)
TOTAL%
1) EXTREMELY IMPORTANT9924.2
2) VERY IMPORTANT17242.1
3) SOMEWHAT IMPORTANT9824.0
4) NOT IMPORTANT409.8
TOTAL409100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Regional Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


RELIMPRT from Small Groups Survey, 1991 (Groups Sample)
ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE CURRENTLY INVOLVED IN ANY SMALL GROUP THAT MEETS REGULARLY AND PROVIDES SUPPORT OR CARING FOR THOSE WHO PARTICIPATE IN IT: How important would you say religion is in your own life? (RELIMPRT)
TOTAL%
1) Very important66665.3
2) Somewhat important25324.8
3) Not very important575.6
4) Not at all important403.9
5) Dont know/Refused40.4
TOTAL1,020100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


RELFMLY from Small Groups Survey, 1991 (Groups Sample)
ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE CURRENTLY INVOLVED IN ANY SMALL GROUP THAT MEETS REGULARLY AND PROVIDES SUPPORT OR CARING FOR THOSE WHO PARTICIPATE IN IT: How important would you say religion was in your family while you were growing up? (RELFMLY)
TOTAL%
1) Very important57155.9
2) Somewhat important29228.6
3) Not very important10310.1
4) Not at all important484.7
5) Dont know/Refused70.7
TOTAL1,021100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


REL3K from Faith and Community Survey of Four Indianapolis Neighborhoods, 1997
ASKED ONLY OF THOSE WHO RESPONDED THAT THEY HAVE A RELIGIOUS PREFERENCE: How important are religious beliefs in your everyday life? (REL3K)
TOTAL%
1) Very important41978.0
2) Somewhat important9116.9
3) Not too important183.4
4) Not at all important81.5
8) Dont know10.2
TOTAL537100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame:Other
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


FAITHIMP from Religious Influence and Identity Survey, 1996
[If RELIGION=1-3 or 5-7] How important would you say your religious faith currently is in your own life? (FAITHIMP)
TOTAL%
1) Extremely important1,47159.2
2) Very important80132.3
3) Somewhat important1817.3
4) Not important271.1
5) DK30.1
TOTAL2483100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


RELIGIMP from Southern Focus Poll, Combined Sample, Spring 1999
How important would you say your religious faith is in your own life these days--extremely important, very important, somewhat important, or not important? (RELIGIMP)
TOTAL%
1) Extremely important52138.2
2) Very important44832.8
3) Somewhat important28621.0
4) Not important936.8
5) Dont know/No Answer161.2
TOTAL1,364100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


RELIGIMP from Southern Focus Poll, Southern Sample, Spring 1999
How important would you say your religious faith is in your own life these days--extremely important, very important, somewhat important, or not important? (RELIGIMP)
TOTAL%
1) Extremely important33940.9
2) Very important29135.1
3) Somewhat important14317.2
4) Not important526.3
5) Dont know/No answer40.5
TOTAL829100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Regional Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


RELIGIMP from Southern Focus Poll, South Survey, Fall 1999
How important would you say your religious faith is in your own life these days--extremely important, very important, somewhat important, or not important? (RELIGIMP)
TOTAL%
1) Extremely important35541.9
2) Very important28834.0
3) Somewhat important13916.4
4) Not important617.2
5) Dont Know/No answer40.5
TOTAL847100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Regional Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


RELIGIMP from Southern Focus Poll, Combined Sample, Spring 1998
How important would you say your religious faith is in your own life these days -- extremely important, very important, somewhat important, or not important? (RELIGIMP)
TOTAL%
1) Extremely important36129.1
2) Very important50140.3
3) Somewhat important27322.0
4) Not important1078.6
Missing11 
TOTAL1,242100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


RELIMP from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in Nigeria
Thinking now about religion, how important is religion in your life? Is it the single most important thing, very important, somewhat important, not too important, or not at all important? [This question was asked in all countries.] (RELIMP)
TOTAL%
1) Single most important thing23836.6
2) Very important39560.7
3) Somewhat important121.8
4) Not too important30.5
5) Not at all important30.5
8) Dont know00.0
9) Refused00.0
TOTAL651100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Other
Frame:Other
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


RELIMP from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in Chosen Regions of India
Thinking now about religion, how important is religion in your life? Is it the single most important thing, very important, somewhat important, not too important, or not at all important? [This question was asked in all countries.] (RELIMP)
TOTAL%
1) Single most important thing15220.9
2) Very important28939.8
3) Somewhat important17724.4
4) Not too important7910.9
5) Not at all important294.0
8) Dont know00.0
9) Refused00.0
TOTAL726100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Other
Frame:Other
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


RELIMP from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in South Korea
Thinking now about religion, how important is religion in your life? Is it the single most important thing, very important, somewhat important, not too important, or not at all important? [This question was asked in all countries.] (RELIMP)
TOTAL%
1) Single most important thing264.3
2) Very important12420.7
3) Somewhat important19933.2
4) Not too important17929.8
5) Not at all important7011.7
8) Dont know20.3
9) Refused00.0
TOTAL600100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Other
Frame:Other
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


FAITH1 from National Study of Youth and Religion, Wave 1 (2003)
P57. TEXT: Next, I have some questions about religion. There may be some that dont directly apply to you, but just answer them as well as you can. How important or unimportant is religious faith in shaping [INSERT A-B]?: [READ LIST] How you live your daily life. (FAITH1)
TOTAL%
1) Extremely important64519.1
2) Very important1,02530.4
3) Somewhat important1,07832.0
4) Not very important37811.2
5) Not important at all2377.0
777) Dont know50.1
888) Refused20.1
TOTAL3370100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Other
Frame:U.S. Youth
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


RELIMP from Spirit and Power: A 10-Country Survey of Pentecostals
Thinking now about religion, how important is religion in your life? Is it the single most important thing, very important, somewhat important, not too important, or not at all important? [This question was asked in all countries.] (RELIMP)
TOTAL%
1) Single most important thing2,70424.5
2) Very important5,81552.7
3) Somewhat important1,54814.0
4) Not too important6105.5
5) Not at all important3142.8
8) Dont know200.2
9) Refused170.2
TOTAL11028100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Other
Frame:Other
Sample:Unknown
Mode:Other


FAITH1 from National Study of Youth and Religion, Wave 2 (2005)
(faith1_w2) F:1. How important or unimportant is religious faith in shaping how you live your daily life? Is it: (FAITH1)
TOTAL%
1) Extremely important48618.7
2) Very66825.7
3) Somewhat78630.2
4) Not very36814.1
5) Not important at all28711.0
666) Invalid skip80.3
777) Dont know10.0
TOTAL2604100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Other
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


FAITH1 from National Study of Youth and Religion, Wave 3 (2007-2008)
(faith1_w3) F:1. How important or unimportant is religious faith in shaping how you live your daily life? Is it: (FAITH1)
TOTAL%
1) Extremely important47218.6
2) Very60523.9
3) Somewhat74429.4
4) Not very37014.6
5) Not important at all33613.3
777) Dont know40.2
888) Refused10.0
TOTAL2532100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


RELIMP from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in Brazil
Thinking now about religion, how important is religion in your life? Is it the single most important thing, very important, somewhat important, not too important, or not at all important? [This question was asked in all countries.] (RELIMP)
TOTAL%
1) Single most important thing10615.1
2) Very important38154.4
3) Somewhat important14120.1
4) Not too important395.6
5) Not at all important304.3
8) Dont know30.4
9) Refused00.0
TOTAL700100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Other
Frame:Other
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


RELIMP from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in Chile
Thinking now about religion, how important is religion in your life? Is it the single most important thing, very important, somewhat important, not too important, or not at all important? [This question was asked in all countries.] (RELIMP)
TOTAL%
1) Single most important thing8313.8
2) Very important22337.2
3) Somewhat important17429.0
4) Not too important7712.8
5) Not at all important416.8
8) Dont know00.0
9) Refused20.3
TOTAL600100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Other
Frame:Other
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


RM_1 from Portraits of American Life Study, 1st Wave, 2006
How important is religion or religious faith to you personally? (RM_1)
TOTAL%
-7) Refused10.0
-4) Dont know70.3
1) Not at all important27810.7
2) Somewhat important70026.8
3) Very important76629.4
4) Extremely important45517.4
5) By far the most important part of your life40115.4
Missing2 
TOTAL2,608100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


RELIMP from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in the Philippines
Thinking now about religion, how important is religion in your life? Is it the single most important thing, very important, somewhat important, not too important, or not at all important? [This question was asked in all countries.] (RELIMP)
TOTAL%
1) Single most important thing30130.1
2) Very important60160.0
3) Somewhat important595.9
4) Not too important313.1
5) Not at all important90.9
8) Dont know00.0
9) Refused00.0
TOTAL1,001100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Other
Frame:Other
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


RELIMP from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in South Africa
Thinking now about religion, how important is religion in your life? Is it the single most important thing, very important, somewhat important, not too important, or not at all important? [This question was asked in all countries.] (RELIMP)
TOTAL%
1) Single most important thing16921.1
2) Very important46157.6
3) Somewhat important11314.1
4) Not too important324.0
5) Not at all important192.4
8) Dont know40.5
9) Refused20.3
TOTAL800100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Other
Frame:Other
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


RELIMP from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in the United States
Thinking now about religion, how important is religion in your life? Is it the single most important thing, very important, somewhat important, not too important, or not at all important? [This question was asked in all countries.] (RELIMP)
TOTAL%
1) Single most important thing12516.9
2) Very important32744.2
3) Somewhat important16722.6
4) Not too important577.7
5) Not at all important598.0
8) Dont know30.4
9) Refused10.1
TOTAL739100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


RELIMP from Social Capital Community Benchmark Survey, 2000
38E. Religion is very important in my life. (Do you agree?) (RELIMP)
TOTAL%
1) Disagree strongly2,6749.1
2) Disagree somewhat2,7609.4
3) (VOLUNTEERED) Neither/depends4261.5
4) Agree somewhat5,80619.9
5) Agree strongly17,43059.6
8) Dont know750.3
9) Refused620.2
TOTAL29233100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


C_RELIMP from ABC News/Washington Post Poll: the New Pope, 2005
How important is religion in your everyday life: The most important thing in your life; extremely important, but not the most important thing, very important, somewhat important, or not important at all? (Note: asked of Catholics only.) (C_RELIMP)
TOTAL%
1) The most important thing23121.3
2) Extremely important, but not the most important thing21619.9
3) Very important28526.3
4) Somewhat important24022.2
5) Not important at all1079.9
8) DK/No opinion40.4
TOTAL1,083100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


RELIMP from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in Kenya
Thinking now about religion, how important is religion in your life? Is it the single most important thing, very important, somewhat important, not too important, or not at all important? [This question was asked in all countries.] (RELIMP)
TOTAL%
1) Single most important thing11818.1
2) Very important43266.3
3) Somewhat important7812.0
4) Not too important213.2
5) Not at all important30.5
8) Dont know00.0
9) Refused00.0
TOTAL652100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Other
Frame:Other
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


RELIMP from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in Guatemala
Thinking now about religion, how important is religion in your life? Is it the single most important thing, very important, somewhat important, not too important, or not at all important? [This question was asked in all countries.] (RELIMP)
TOTAL%
1) Single most important thing40340.1
2) Very important44644.4
3) Somewhat important989.8
4) Not too important272.7
5) Not at all important272.7
8) Dont know10.1
9) Refused30.3
TOTAL1,005100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Other
Frame:Other
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


RELIMP from Social Capital Community Survey, 2006
38I. Religion is very important in my life. (RELIMP)
TOTAL%
1) Disagree strongly9499.7
2) Disagree somewhat1,00610.3
3) (Vol.) Neither/depends700.7
4) Agree somewhat2,14022.0
5) Agree strongly5,54056.9
8) Dont know250.3
9) Refused140.1
TOTAL9,744100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


FAITHIMP from Lilly Survey of Attitudes and Social Networks
Would you say your religious faith currently is not important, slightly, moderately, very, or extremely important in your own life? (FAITHIMP)
TOTAL%
0) Refused90.4
1) Not important2519.8
2) Slightly important2128.3
3) Moderately important57522.5
4) Very important72728.4
5) Extremely important76629.9
99) Dont know210.8
TOTAL2,561100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


STATREL from Campaign 2000 Typology Survey
Now Im going to read you some more pairs of statements. As I read each pair, tell me whether the FIRST statement or the SECOND statement comes closer to your own views - even if neither is exactly right. Religion is a very important part of my life OR…Religion is not that important to me. (STATREL)
TOTAL%
1) Statement #1 - strongly5,81868.6
2) Statement #1 - not strongly5586.6
3) Statement #2 - strongly1,23914.6
4) Statement #2 - not strongly6838.1
5) Neither/both equally (VOL.)861.0
9) Dont know/refused991.2
TOTAL8,483100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


RELIMP from Winthrop University Student Religion Survey, 1996
How important would you say religion is in your life? (RELIMP)
TOTAL%
1) Extremely important10033.3
2) Very important9632.0
3) Somewhat important5719.0
4) Slightly important217.0
5) Not important at all186.0
9) Unsure82.7
TOTAL300100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Other
Frame:Other
Sample:Unknown
Mode:Other


YIMPREL from Young Adolescents and Their Parents: A National Study, 1984 - Youth Component
Overall, how important is religion in your life? (YIMPREL)
TOTAL%
1) It is the least important influence in my life.2803.6
2) It is one of the least important influences in my life.5687.3
3) It is a somewhat important influence in my life.2,73635.0
4) It is one of the most important influences in my life.2,58933.1
5) It is the most important influence in my life.1,64221.0
TOTAL7815100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:Denominations
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


FIMPREL from Young Adolescents and Their Parents: A National Study, 1984 - Father Component
Overall, how important is religion in your life? (FIMPREL)
TOTAL%
1) It is the least important influence in my life.671.6
2) It is one of the least important influences in my life.2545.9
3) It is a somewhat important influence in my life.1,10725.8
4) It is one of the most important influences in my life.1,76041.1
5) It is the most important influence in my life.1,09825.6
TOTAL4286100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:Denominations
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Other


RELIMP from Tulsa, Oklahoma Area Survey, 1986
How important would you say religion is in your life? Would you say religion is extremely important, very important, somewhat important, slightly important, or not important? (RELIMP)
TOTAL%
1) Not important9030.0
2) Slightly important11036.7
3) Somewhat important6622.0
4) Very important196.3
5) Extremely important113.7
9) Dont know, no answer41.3
TOTAL300100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Regional Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


MIMPREL from Young Adolescents and Their Parents: A National Study, 1984 - Mother Component
Overall, how important is religion in your life? (MIMPREL)
TOTAL%
1) It is the least important influence in my life230.4
2) It is one of the least important influences in my life1121.9
3) It is a somewhat important influence in my life1,10418.4
4) It is one of the most important influences in my life2,61543.6
5) It is the most important influence in my life2,14435.7
TOTAL5998100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:Denominations
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


RELIMP from Tulsa, Oklahoma Area Survey, 1985
How important would you say religion is in your life? Would you say religion is extremely important, very important, somewhat important, slightly important, or not important? (RELIMP)
TOTAL%
1) Not important155.0
2) Slightly important268.7
3) Somewhat important6220.7
4) Very important10133.7
5) Extremely important9130.3
9) Dont know, no answer51.7
TOTAL300100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Regional Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


IMPORTCH from Gallup Poll of Catholics, 1999
How important is the Catholic Church to you personally? Is it the most important part of your life, among the most important parts of your life, quite important to you, but so are many other areas of your life, or not very important to you at all? (IMPORTCH)
TOTAL%
1) The most important part of your life64113.9
2) Among the most important parts of your life1,39030.2
3) Quite important to you, but so are many other areas of your life2,10145.7
4) Not very important to you at all46410.1
Missing15 
TOTAL4,596100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


IMPCATH from Gallup Poll of Catholics, 2005
How important is the Catholic Church to you, personally? (IMPCATH)
TOTAL%
1) The most important part of your life9310.6
2) Among the most important parts of your life29033.2
3) Quite important to you/are many other areas of your life32437.1
4) Not terribly important to you at all11713.4
5) Not very important to you at all485.5
6) Dont know20.2
7) Refused00.0
TOTAL874100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


YIMPCHUR from Young Adolescents and Their Parents: A National Study, 1984 - Youth Component
ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO GO TO CHURCH OR SYNAGOGUE: How important is your church or synagogue to you? (YIMPCHUR)
TOTAL%
1) Not important2733.5
2) Slightly important97512.6
3) Important2,71735.1
4) Very important2,26129.2
5) Extremely important1,51119.5
TOTAL7737100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:Denominations
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


MIMPCHUR from Young Adolescents and Their Parents: A National Study, 1984 - Mother Component
How important is your church or synagogue to you? (MIMPCHUR)
TOTAL%
1) Not important781.3
2) Slightly important1632.7
3) Somewhat important99116.6
4) Very important2,74745.9
5) Extremely important2,00233.5
TOTAL5981100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:Denominations
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


PIMPREL from National Study of Youth and Religion, Wave 1 (2003)
P79. TEXT: Thanks, Now I have some questions about religion. How important is your religious faith in providing guidance in you own day-to-day living?: [READ LIST] (PIMPREL)
TOTAL%
1) Extremely important1,58547.0
2) Very84825.2
3) Fairly45613.5
4) Somewhat2597.7
5) Not very1384.1
6) Not important at all732.2
777) Dont know90.3
888) Refused20.1
TOTAL3370100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Other
Frame:U.S. Youth
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


FAITH2 from National Study of Youth and Religion, Wave 1 (2003)
P57. TEXT: Next, I have some questions about religion. There may be some that dont directly apply to you, but just answer them as well as you can. How important or unimportant is religious faith in shaping [INSERT A-B]?: [READ LIST] Your major life decisions. (FAITH2)
TOTAL%
1) Extremely important68920.4
2) Very important94428.0
3) Somewhat important1,08332.1
4) Not very important38211.3
5) Not important at all2617.7
777) Dont know90.3
888) Refused20.1
TOTAL3370100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Other
Frame:U.S. Youth
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


RELGUIDE from American National Election Studies, 2004
Would you say your religion provides SOME guidance in your day-to-day living, QUITE A BIT of guidance, or a GREAT DEAL of guidance in your day-to-day life? (RELGUIDE)
TOTAL%
0) R says religion not important27222.6
1) Some21618.0
3) Quite a bit28723.9
5) A great deal42635.4
8) Dont know20.2
TOTAL1203100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


DECIDE3 from Survey of Religion and Community Life in Indianapolis, 1999
ASKED ONLY OF THOSE WHO RESPONDED THAT THEY ARE VERY, SOMEWHAT, OR NOT TOO RELIGIOUS OR SPIRITUAL: How important to you is using religious or spiritual beliefs in making decisions about family or children? (DECIDE3)
TOTAL%
1) Very important49163.5
2) Somewhat important23029.8
3) Not too important293.8
4) Not at all important222.8
8) Dont know10.1
TOTAL773100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


RLGNGROW from Economic Values Survey, 1992
How important would you say religion was in your family while you were growing up... (RLGNGROW)
TOTAL%
1) Very important2,27545.3
2) Somewhat important1,80035.9
3) Not very important88717.7
4) Dont know/Refused571.1
TOTAL5,019100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


RELIGIMP from Lilly Survey of Attitudes and Social Networks
Would you say religion in your family while you were growing up was not important, slightly, moderately, very, or extremely important? (RELIGIMP)
TOTAL%
0) Refused100.4
1) Not important2519.8
2) Slightly important26810.5
3) Moderately important68926.9
4) Very important75729.6
5) Extremely important57222.3
99) Dont know130.5
TOTAL2,560100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


RELIMPFA from Religious Influence and Identity Survey, 1996
How important would you say religion was in your family while you were growing up? [READ LIST] (RELIMPFA)
TOTAL%
1) Extremely71227.5
2) Very Important88334.1
3) Somewhat Important69626.9
4) Not Important28210.9
5) DK120.5
6) Refused50.2
TOTAL2590100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


IMPORTAN from Spirituality and the Elderly: Survey of Staff and Residents From Long-Term Care Facilities, 1998
How important is your faith now as compared to in the past? (IMPORTAN)
TOTAL%
1) More imp.9335.8
2) Same3111.9
3) Less imp.13652.3
TOTAL260100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Other
Frame:Other
Sample:Non-Random
Mode:Mailed


RELPRES from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2007
How do you feel about this statement: Its important to me that a president have strong religious beliefs. Do you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree with it? (RELPRES)
TOTAL%
1) Completely Agree92030.1
2) Mostly Agree1,18538.8
3) Mostly Disagree50716.6
4) Completely Disagree32310.6
9) Dont Know/Refused1173.8
TOTAL3,052100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


RNDMUNC from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2008
Which question was asked first, UNCPOLIT or PRESREL? (FX4243) (RNDMUNC)
TOTAL%
1) UNCPOLIT1,49451.4
2) PRESREL1,41248.6
TOTAL2,906100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


Q14 from Sub-Saharan Africa Religion Survey, 2010
Q14 And how do you feel about this statement: Its important to me that political leaders of our country have strong religious beliefs. Do you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree or completely disagree with it? (Q14)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree13,04652.1
2) Mostly agree6,66726.6
3) Mostly disagree2,55510.2
4) Completely disagree2,0208.1
8) Dont know6452.6
9) Refused980.4
TOTAL25,031100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Other
Frame:Other
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


PRESRELI from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2004
Thinking again about candidates and elections… How do you feel about this statement: Its important to me that a president have strong religious beliefs. Do you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree with it? [Ask if FORM = 2.] (PRESRELI)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree49229.0
2) Mostly agree69440.8
3) Mostly disagree26015.3
4) Completely disagree17810.5
9) Dont know/Refused754.4
Missing1,638 
TOTAL1,699100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


CANDBEL from Campaign 2000 Typology Survey
Now I am going to read some statements about the candidates and political parties. For each, please tell me if you completely agree with it, mostly agree with it, mostly disagree with it, or completely disagree with it. Its important to me that a president have strong religious beliefs. (CANDBEL)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree1,01035.3
2) Mostly agree99134.6
3) Mostly disagree47816.7
4) Completely disagree29810.4
9) Dont know/refused842.9
Missing5,622 
TOTAL2,861100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


RM_2 from Portraits of American Life Study, 1st Wave, 2006
How important is God or spirituality in your life? (RM_2)
TOTAL%
-7) Refused10.0
-4) Dont know30.1
1) Not at all important1405.4
2) Somewhat important54220.8
3) Very important82231.5
4) Extremely important53720.6
5) By far the most important part of your life56121.5
Missing2 
TOTAL2,606100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


WORTHGOD from Economic Values Survey, 1992
How important is each of the following to your basic sense of worth as a person: absolutely essential, very important, somewhat important, not very important? -- your relation to God (WORTHGOD)
TOTAL%
1) Absolutely essential1,85837.0
2) Very important1,61432.2
3) Somewhat important92818.5
4) Not very important57811.5
5) Dont know400.8
TOTAL5,018100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


IMPGOD from General Social Survey, 1993
Im going to read you a list of some things that different people value. Some people say these things are very important to them. Other people say they are not so important. Please tell me how important each thing is to you personally, using the responses on this card (hand card to respondent). Is it one of the most important values you hold, very important, somewhat important, not too important, or not at all important? Having faith in God (IMPGOD)
TOTAL%
1) One of most important73345.6
2) Very important50631.5
3) Somewhat important18911.8
4) Not too important905.6
5) Not at all important684.2
8) Dont know60.4
9) No answer140.9
TOTAL1606100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


MOSTIMP from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in South Korea
Which of the following is most important to you: your continent, your nationality, your religion, or your ethnic group? (MOSTIMP)
TOTAL%
1) Your continent164.6
2) Your nationality16848.6
3) Your religion6318.2
4) Your ethnic group8524.6
8) Dont know113.2
9) Refused30.9
Missing254 
TOTAL346100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Other
Frame:Other
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


MOSTIMP from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in Nigeria
Which of the following is most important to you: your continent, your nationality, your religion, or your ethnic group? (MOSTIMP)
TOTAL%
1) Your continent355.4
2) Your nationality467.1
3) Your religion53983.2
4) Your ethnic group213.2
8) Dont know30.5
9) Refused40.6
Missing3 
TOTAL648100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Other
Frame:Other
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


MOSTIMP from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in Chosen Regions of India
Which of the following is most important to you: your continent, your nationality, your religion, or your ethnic group? (MOSTIMP)
TOTAL%
1) Your continent354.8
2) Your nationality46764.4
3) Your religion17023.4
4) Your ethnic group395.4
8) Dont know101.4
9) Refused40.6
Missing1 
TOTAL725100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Other
Frame:Other
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


MOSTIMP from Spirit and Power: A 10-Country Survey of Pentecostals
Which of the following is most important to you: your continent, your nationality, your religion, or your ethnic group? (MOSTIMP)
TOTAL%
1) Your continent5725.6
2) Your nationality2,58925.2
3) Your religion6,09959.5
4) Your ethnic group6156.0
8) Dont know2612.5
9) Refused1201.2
TOTAL10256100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Other
Frame:Other
Sample:Unknown
Mode:Other


GROUPS from Baylor Religion Survey, Wave II (2007)
Q44. We are all part of different groups. Some are more important to us than others when we think of ourselves. In general, which single item in the following list is most important to you in describing who you are? (Please mark only one box.) (GROUPS)
TOTAL%
1) Occupation1257.8
2) Religion27217.0
3) Social class493.1
4) Race362.2
5) Political party70.4
6) Region of the country503.1
7) Gender623.9
8) Nationality774.8
9) Sexual orientation201.2
10) Age774.8
11) Family82851.7
Missing45 
TOTAL1,603100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mixed-mode


SOCID1 from General Social Survey, 2004
We are all part of different groups. Some are more important to us than others when we think of ourselves. In general, which in the following list is most important to you in describing who you are? (SOCID1) (1=Current occupation, 2=Race or ethnic background, 3=Gender, 4= Age group, 5=Religion, 6=Political party, 7=Nationality, 8=Family or marital status, 9=Social class, 10=Region) (SOCID1)
TOTAL%
1) Current occupation18615.3
2) Race ethnic background524.3
3) Gender1038.5
4) Age423.5
5) Religion13210.9
6) Political party50.4
7) Nationality292.4
8) Family or marital status58147.8
9) Social class252.1
10) Region463.8
98) Dont know110.9
99) No answer40.3
TOTAL1216100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


SOCID2 from General Social Survey, 2004
And the second most important? (From previous question: We are all part of different groups. Some are more important to us than others when we think of ourselves. In general, which in the following list is most important to you in describing who you are?) (SOCID2)
TOTAL%
1) Current occupation23619.4
2) Race ethnic background746.1
3) Gender1028.4
4) Age1189.7
5) Religion15813.0
6) Political party141.2
7) Nationality635.2
8) Family or marital status23619.4
9) Social class756.2
10) Region1209.9
98) Dont know131.1
99) No answer70.6
TOTAL1216100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


SOCID3 from General Social Survey, 2004
And the third most important? (From previous question: We are all part of different groups. Some are more important to us than others when we think of ourselves. In general, which in the following list is most important to you in describing who you are?) (SOCID3)
TOTAL%
1) Current occupation16513.6
2) Race ethnic background725.9
3) Gender14011.5
4) Age12810.5
5) Religion947.7
6) Political party322.6
7) Nationality645.3
8) Family or marital status12410.2
9) Social class12210.0
10) Region24219.9
98) Dont know262.1
99) No answer70.6
TOTAL1216100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


MOSTIMP from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in Brazil
Which of the following is most important to you: your continent, your nationality, your religion, or your ethnic group? (MOSTIMP)
TOTAL%
1) Your continent406.2
2) Your nationality18628.9
3) Your religion32951.2
4) Your ethnic group609.3
8) Dont know233.6
9) Refused50.8
Missing57 
TOTAL643100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Other
Frame:Other
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


MOSTIMP from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in Chile
Which of the following is most important to you: your continent, your nationality, your religion, or your ethnic group? (MOSTIMP)
TOTAL%
1) Your continent285.5
2) Your nationality19137.5
3) Your religion20740.6
4) Your ethnic group397.6
8) Dont know224.3
9) Refused234.5
Missing90 
TOTAL510100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Other
Frame:Other
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


MOSTIMP from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in the Philippines
Which of the following is most important to you: your continent, your nationality, your religion, or your ethnic group? (MOSTIMP)
TOTAL%
1) Your continent434.3
2) Your nationality36136.2
3) Your religion54955.0
4) Your ethnic group343.4
8) Dont know101.0
9) Refused10.1
Missing2 
TOTAL998100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Other
Frame:Other
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


MOSTIMP from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in South Africa
Which of the following is most important to you: your continent, your nationality, your religion, or your ethnic group? (MOSTIMP)
TOTAL%
1) Your continent719.8
2) Your nationality13018.0
3) Your religion42558.8
4) Your ethnic group8511.8
8) Dont know60.8
9) Refused60.8
Missing77 
TOTAL723100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Other
Frame:Other
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


MOSTIMP from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in the United States
Which of the following is most important to you: your continent, your nationality, your religion, or your ethnic group? (MOSTIMP)
TOTAL%
1) Your continent10116.6
2) Your nationality7011.5
3) Your religion34055.9
4) Your ethnic group203.3
8) Dont know579.4
9) Refused203.3
Missing132 
TOTAL608100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


MOSTIMP from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in Kenya
Which of the following is most important to you: your continent, your nationality, your religion, or your ethnic group? (MOSTIMP)
TOTAL%
1) Your continent172.7
2) Your nationality17126.7
3) Your religion40963.9
4) Your ethnic group355.5
8) Dont know60.9
9) Refused20.3
Missing14 
TOTAL640100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Other
Frame:Other
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


MOSTIMP from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in Guatemala
Which of the following is most important to you: your continent, your nationality, your religion, or your ethnic group? (MOSTIMP)
TOTAL%
1) Your continent414.8
2) Your nationality10812.6
3) Your religion61772.2
4) Your ethnic group424.9
8) Dont know273.2
9) Refused192.2
Missing151 
TOTAL854100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Other
Frame:Other
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


KEEP788 from Marital Instability Over the Life Course [United States]: A Five-Wave Panel Study, 1980, 1983, 1988, 1992-1994, 1997
How important are your religious beliefs in keeping your marriage together? (KEEP788)
TOTAL%
1) Very important43732.6
2) Somewhat important32524.2
3) Not very important44833.4
4) Dont know20.1
5) Refused30.2
97) Inapplicable1269.4
Missing692 
TOTAL1,341100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mailed


TOG797N from Marital Instability Over the Life Course [United States]: A Five-Wave Panel Study, 1980, 1983, 1988, 1992-1994, 1997
How important are your religious beliefs in keeping your marriage together? (TOG797N)
TOTAL%
1) Very important1732.1
2) Somewhat important1732.1
3) Not very important1834.0
9) Refused11.9
Missing1,980 
TOTAL53100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mailed


IMPSAME from Baylor Religion Survey, Wave II (2007)
Q64a. How important are the following things to you? That your children have the same religion as you (IMPSAME)
TOTAL%
1) Not important at all25416.5
2) Not very important28718.7
3) Somewhat important41326.9
4) Very important44028.6
7) Undecided1338.7
8) Does not apply100.7
Missing111 
TOTAL1,537100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mixed-mode


IMPMARR from Baylor Religion Survey, Wave II (2007)
Q64b. How important are the following things to you? That your children marry someone with the same religion as you (IMPMARR)
TOTAL%
1) Not important at all32621.2
2) Not very important37724.6
3) Somewhat important37624.5
4) Very important30019.5
7) Undecided1378.9
8) Does not apply191.2
Missing114 
TOTAL1,535100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mixed-mode


IMPSHARE from Baylor Religion Survey, Wave II (2007)
Q64c. How important are the following things to you? That you and your partner/spouse share the same religious views (IMPSHARE)
TOTAL%
1) Not important at all23515.3
2) Not very important26317.1
3) Somewhat important44729.0
4) Very important51533.5
7) Undecided754.9
8) Does not apply40.3
Missing109 
TOTAL1,539100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mixed-mode


 

Subcategories
2 OptionThis question type asks the respondent if religion is an important part of his/her life with two response categories - typically yes/no or important/not important.
3 OptionThis question type asks about the importance of religion using three possible responses and, in some cases, a don't know/refused option.
4 OptionThis question type asks about the importance of religion using four possible responses and, in some cases, don't know, refused, no answer or 'can't choose' options.
5 OptionThis question type asks about the importance of religion using five possible responses and, in some cases, don't know, refused, no answer or 'can't choose' options.
ChurchThis question type asks the respondent how important their church/religious group is to him/her.
GuidanceThis question type asks how important religion is to the individual in guiding his/her life or making particular decisions.
Over TimeThis question asks about the respondent how important religion was to them while growing up.
PoliticiansThis question type asks if the respondent thinks it is important for politicians to hold religious beliefs.
Relationship with GodThis question type asks about the respondent's relationship with God.
Relative ImportanceThis question type asks the respondent to choose the most importance influence upon his/her life from a list/menu that includes religion.
Shared ReligionThis question type asks respondent how important it is to have a spouse with the same religious beliefs or to raise children to have the same religion.

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