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OPGOVAGN from Religion and Politics Survey, 2000
Do you favor or oppose religious congregations in your community doing each of the following? -- Working with government agencies to provide better services for low-income families (OPGOVAGN)
TOTAL%
1) Favor4,85886.7
2) Oppose60110.7
3) Dont know/refused1442.6
TOTAL5603100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


OPGOVFND from Religion and Politics Survey, 2000
Do you favor or oppose religious congregations in your community doing each of the following? -- Receiving government funds to help provide services to the poor (OPGOVFND)
TOTAL%
1) Favor4,01471.6
2) Oppose1,36124.3
3) Dont know/refused2284.1
TOTAL5603100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


OPSTCOMM from Religion and Politics Survey, 2000
Do you favor or oppose religious congregations in your community doing each of the following? -- Making statements to public officials on topics of concern to the community (OPSTCOMM)
TOTAL%
1) Favor4,34477.5
2) Oppose99817.8
3) Dont know/refused2614.7
TOTAL5603100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


OPMEETNG from Religion and Politics Survey, 2000
Do you favor or oppose religious congregations in your community doing each of the following? -- Sponsoring meetings to which public officials are invited (OPMEETNG)
TOTAL%
1) Favor4,05072.3
2) Oppose1,25022.3
3) Dont know/refused3035.4
TOTAL5603100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


STATE1B from Survey of Religion and Community Life in Indianapolis, 1999
Thinking about Indianapolis, please tell me how much you agree or disagree with each of the following statements. - Religious groups in Indianapolis should keep separate from what goes on in city politics and city hall. (STATE1B)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree15519.2
2) Somewhat agree23929.7
3) Somewhat disagree20325.2
4) Strongly disagree20325.2
8) Dont know60.7
TOTAL806100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


ABRTPRAY from Harris 1984 (September) Business-Week Survey, Study No. 842112, Voters
Do you agree or disagree: The Moral Majority preachers and Catholic bishops must educate people on their churches point of view on issues like abortions and school prayer, even if this means getting churches involved in politics. (ABRTPRAY)
TOTAL%
1) Agree44533.7
2) Disagree81161.3
3) Not sure665.0
TOTAL1322100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


PROB_B1 from Faith Communities Today (FACT) 2000, Combined File
Please tell me what the disagreements were about. (1st) (Recode) (PROB_B1)
TOTAL%
1) Other4515.0
2) (DK)103.3
3) (Refused)237.6
5) Everything00.0
6) Theology124.0
7) Money/finances/budget6019.9
8) Program/mission priorities or emphases113.7
9) Who should make a decision279.0
10) Women in the ministry113.7
11) Homosexuality (gay/lesbian issues)20.7
12) Pro life or pro choice00.0
13) HIV/AIDS20.7
14) Worship style or music style155.0
15) Building/renovations93.0
16) Appointment/getting another pastor/new pastor103.3
17) Change (non-specific)31.0
18) Doctrine41.3
19) Family problems10.3
20) Administration31.0
21) Leadership issues20.7
22) Merger00.0
23) Relocation41.3
24) Outreach00.0
25) Racism20.7
26) Former minister/pastor82.7
27) Pastor10.3
28) New housing for pastor10.3
29) Ecumenical10.3
30) Members leaving00.0
31) Pastor leaving/removal/terminated62.0
32) Gossip31.0
33) Personal41.3
34) Church discipline10.3
35) Pastors martial status10.3
36) Policy10.3
37) Politics20.7
38) People having their way/too much control20.7
39) Pastor/congregation conflicts51.7
40) Law enforcement/police brutality10.3
41) Wont be a puppet/molded into different person00.0
42) Denominational/church related issues10.3
43) Congregation/parishioners/people31.0
44) Personality31.0
45) Social issues10.3
Missing13,999 
TOTAL301100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:Congregations
Sample:Other
Mode:Mixed-mode


INFPOL1 from Survey of Chicago Catholics, 2007
How much of an influence were the following factors in your decision to leave the Catholic Church? Too much politics (INFPOL1)
TOTAL%
1) A lot4737.0
2) Some2922.8
3) Not much1612.6
4) None3527.6
Missing397 
TOTAL127100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Regional Sample
Frame:Denominations
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


INFPOL2 from Survey of Chicago Catholics, 2007
How much influence over decisions to leave the church does . . . have? Too much politics (INFPOL2)
TOTAL%
-2) Dont know/Undecided00.0
1) A lot3121.7
2) Some3927.3
3) Not much4934.3
4) None2416.8
Missing381 
TOTAL143100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Regional Sample
Frame:Denominations
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


BUSINESS from Religious Attitude, Self-Consciousness, Self-Monitoring Scales -Respondents' Same-Sex Friends, 1986
Read the following statement and indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with the statement. - I think the church (synagogue) keeps business and politics up to a higher standard than they would otherwise tend to maintain. (BUSINESS)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly Disagree23.1
2) Disagree1625.0
3) Undecided2234.4
4) Agree1929.7
5) Strongly Agree57.8
TOTAL64100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Other
Frame:Other
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Other


BUSINESS from Religious Attitude, Self-Consciousness, Self-Monitoring Scales, 1987
Read the following statement and indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with the statement. - I think the church (synagogue) keeps business and politics up to a higher standard than they would otherwise tend to maintain. (BUSINESS)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly Disagree1212.6
2) Disagree2728.4
3) Undecided3637.9
4) Agree1717.9
5) Strongly Agree33.2
TOTAL95100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Other
Frame:Other
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Other


BUSINESS from Religious Attitude, Self-Consciousness, Self-Monitoring Scales -Paper and Pencil Version, 1986
Read the following statement and indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with the statement. - I think the church (synagogue) keeps business and politics up to a higher standard than they would otherwise tend to maintain. (BUSINESS)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly Disagree95.2
2) Disagree5632.6
3) Undecided4928.5
4) Agree4827.9
5) Strongly Agree105.8
TOTAL172100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Regional Sample
Frame:Other
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Other


BUSINESS from Religious Attitude, Self-Consciousness, Self-Monitoring Scales, 1986
Read the following statement and indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with the statement. - I think the church (synagogue) keeps business and politics up to a higher standard than they would otherwise tend to maintain. (BUSINESS)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly Disagree1212.8
2) Disagree 3031.9
3) Undecided 2627.7
4) Agree 1920.2
5) Strongly Agree77.4
TOTAL94100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Other
Frame:Other
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Other


BUSINESS from Religious Attitude, Self-Consciousness, Self-Monitoring Scales, 1988
Read the following statement and indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with the statement: I think the church (synagogue) keeps business and politics up to a higher standard than they would otherwise tend to maintain. (BUSINESS)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly Disagree66.3
2) Disagree2425.0
3) Undecided3132.3
4) Agree2930.2
5) Strongly Agree66.3
TOTAL96100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Other
Frame:Other
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Other


CLERGVTE from General Social Survey 2008 Cross-Section and Panel Combined
Religious leaders should not try to influence how people vote in elections. (CLERGVTE)
TOTAL%
0) Inapplicable2,19461.6
1) Strongly agree60717.1
2) Agree37910.6
3) Neither agree nor disagree1865.2
4) Disagree1464.1
5) Strongly disagree371.0
8) Dont know80.2
9) No answer20.1
TOTAL3559100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


GOVOTE06 from National Congregations Study, Panel Dataset (1998 and 2006-2007)
(govote_06) Within the past twelve months, have there been any groups or meetings or classes or events specifically focused on the following purposes or activities? To get out the vote during an election? (GOVOTE06)
TOTAL%
-1) Refused10.4
1) Yes5621.4
2) No20578.2
TOTAL262100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:Congregations
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


CLRGY INFL from American National Election Studies, 2000
Did the clergy or other church leaders at your place of worship encourage you to vote for a particular candidate or party? (CLRGY INFL)
TOTAL%
0) NA; INAP49027.1
1) YES844.7
5) NO1,22868.0
8) DK40.2
TOTAL1806100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mixed-mode


CLRGY END1 from American National Election Studies, 2000
IF CLERGY/CHURCH ENDORSED CANDIDATE/PARTY: Which candidate? MENTION 1 - CANDIDATE CODE (CLRGY END1)
TOTAL%
0) NA; INAP1,72295.3
1) DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE201.1
2) REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE301.7
5) ANTI-DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE20.1
11) DEMOCRATIC SENATE CANDIDATE IN STATE10.1
12) REPUBLICAN SENATE CANDIDATE IN STATE10.1
33) DEMOCRATIC HOUSE INCUMBENT CANDIDATE10.1
71) DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATE(S)10.1
81) DEMOCRATIC PARTY50.3
82) REPUBLICAN PARTY40.2
90) VOTE ON PARTICULAR ISSUE70.4
91) JUST TO VOTE10.1
94) NONPARTISAN/JUDICIAL CANDIDATE10.1
95) OTHER CANDIDATE(S) FOR STATE/LOCAL OFFICE20.1
98) DK40.2
99) REFUSED40.2
TOTAL1806100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mixed-mode


CLRGY END2 from American National Election Studies, 2000
IF CLERGY/CHURCH ENDORSED CANDIDATE/PARTY: Which candidate? MENTION 2 - CANDIDATE CODE (CLRGY END2)
TOTAL%
0) NA; INAP1,79499.3
1) DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE10.1
12) REPUBLICAN SENATE CANDIDATE IN STATE10.1
34) REPUBLICAN HOUSE INCUMBENT CANDIDATE10.1
74) OTHER REPUBLICAN CANDIDATE--ANY OFFICE10.1
81) DEMOCRATIC PARTY20.1
90) VOTE ON PARTICULAR ISSUE40.2
96) OTHER GROUPS OR INDIVIDUALS10.1
97) CANDIDATE NAME GIVEN BUT PARTY/OFFICE NA10.1
TOTAL1806100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mixed-mode


ELEC94_1 from Religion and Politics Survey, 1996
ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ATTEND CHURCH AT LEAST ONCE OR TWICE A MONTH: Now, thinking back to the 1994 congressional elections in your state, did the clergy at your place of worship or any other religious groups urge you to vote a particular way? (ELEC94_1)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1727.3
2) No2,13790.5
3) Dont know/Refused522.2
Missing1,818 
TOTAL2,361100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


HOWCLSPK from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2003
If clergy DO speak out on issues, should they reflect the views of the members of their congregation, or should they express their own views, even if most members disagree? (HOWCLSPK)
TOTAL%
1) Reflect views of members73236.6
2) Express their own views1,03251.5
3) Should not give views844.2
9) No opinion1547.7
TOTAL2002100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


CLERGVTE from General Social Survey, 1991
How much do you agree or disagree with each of the following. . . Religious leaders should not try to influence how people vote in elections. (CLERGVTE)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree39529.1
2) Agree44833.0
3) Neither agree nor disagree22316.4
4) Disagree20114.8
5) Strongly disagree312.3
8) Cant choose392.9
9) No answer221.6
TOTAL1359100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


CLERGVTE from General Social Survey, 1998
Religious leaders should not try to influence how people vote in elections. (CLERGVTE)
TOTAL%
1) Complete confidence44734.8
2) A great deal of confidence36728.6
3) Some confidence21016.4
4) Very little confidence15011.7
5) No confidence at all554.3
8) Cant choose211.6
9) No answer342.6
TOTAL1284100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


GDCTH_11 from Survey of Chicago Catholics, 2007
To be a good Catholic, do you have to . . .? Vote the way the bishops and the priests tell you to vote (GDCTH_11)
TOTAL%
-2) Dont know/Undecided61.5
1) Yes4611.6
2) No34586.9
Missing127 
TOTAL397100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Regional Sample
Frame:Denominations
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


RELELEC from American Jewish Committee Religious Right Survey, 1996
How much do you agree or disagree with the following statement: do you strongly agree, agree, neither agree or disagree, disagree, or strongly disagree? -- Religious leaders should not try to influence how people vote in elections. (RELELEC)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree11016.9
2) Agree28343.5
3) Neither456.9
4) Disagree17526.9
5) Strongly disagree274.2
6) Dont know/No answer101.5
TOTAL650100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


CHRMEM8 from Faith and Community Survey of Four Indianapolis Neighborhoods, 1997
ASKED ONLY OF THOSE WHO RESPONDED THAT THEY WERE A MEMBER OF THEIR PLACE OF WORSHIP: How important is it to your place of worship to encourage the clergy to speak out on social and political issues? (CHRMEM8)
TOTAL%
1) Very important18756.0
2) Somewhat important10330.8
3) Not too important309.0
4) Not at all important72.1
8) Dont know30.9
9) Refused41.2
TOTAL334100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame:Other
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


COALITIO from Religious Influence and Identity Survey, 1996
How often have you relied on conservative Christian leaders or political organizations, such as the Christian Coalition, to help you decide how to vote in an election? Often, sometimes, or never? (COALITIO)
TOTAL%
1) Often2118.1
2) Sometimes51619.9
3) Never1,83370.8
4) DK180.7
5) Refused120.5
TOTAL2590100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


CLERGY from Middletown Area Study, 1996
Clergy should try to influence how their church members vote in elections. Do you: (CLERGY)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree with this statement82.0
2) Agree368.8
3) Are you neutral338.1
4) Disagree23357.0
5) Strongly disagree9523.2
6) Dont know41.0
TOTAL409100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


POLPULPT from Religion and Politics Survey, 2000
RESPONDENTS WERE RANDOMLY ASKED POLPULPT OR RLGSPOLT. Do you think it is ever right for clergy to discuss political issues from the pulpit? (POLPULPT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1,03837.9
2) No1,54956.5
3) Dont know/refused1535.6
TOTAL2740100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


IS_PLPT from Religion and Politics Survey, 1996
Do you think it is ever right for clergymen to discuss political candidates or issues from the pulpit? (IS_PLPT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1,19428.6
2) No2,78966.7
3) Dont know/Refused1964.7
TOTAL4,179100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


CL_SPRYR from Religion and Politics Survey, 1996
ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ATTEND CHURCH AT LEAST ONCE OR TWICE A MONTH: Do you think it is a good thing or a bad thing that your clergy speaks out on this issue? -- Prayer in public schools (CL_SPRYR)
TOTAL%
1) Good thing1,23191.7
2) Bad thing664.9
3) Neither a good nor a bad thing241.8
4) Dont know/Refused211.6
Missing2,837 
TOTAL1,342100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


CL_ELECT from Religion and Politics Survey, 1996
ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ATTEND CHURCH AT LEAST ONCE OR TWICE A MONTH: Do you think it is a good thing or a bad thing that your clergy speaks out on this issue? -- Candidates and elections (CL_ELECT)
TOTAL%
1) Good thing39077.8
2) Bad thing7314.6
3) Neither a good nor a bad thing285.6
4) Dont know/Refused102.0
Missing3,678 
TOTAL501100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


CL_HSLWS from Religion and Politics Survey, 1996
ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ATTEND CHURCH AT LEAST ONCE OR TWICE A MONTH: Do you think it is a good thing or a bad thing that your clergy speaks out on this issue? -- Laws regarding homosexuals (CL_HSLWS)
TOTAL%
1) Good thing69683.3
2) Bad thing819.7
3) Neither a good nor a bad thing263.1
4) Dont know/Refused333.9
Missing3,343 
TOTAL836100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


POLPULP from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2005
Do you think it is ever right for clergy to discuss political candidates or issues from the pulpit? [Asked only if FORM = 2.] (POLPULP)
TOTAL%
1) Yes67830.8
2) No1,38963.1
9) Dont know/Refused1336.0
Missing2,208 
TOTAL2,200100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


CLRGYPOL from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2001
Do you think it is ever right for clergy to discuss political candidates or issues from the pulpit? (CLRGYPOL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1,30427.8
2) No3,06565.4
9) Dont know/Refused3146.7
TOTAL4,683100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


DISCPULP from Campaign 2000 Typology Survey
Do you think it is ever right for clergymen to discuss political candidates or issues from the pulpit? (DISCPULP)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1,90032.5
2) No3,74664.0
9) Dont know/refused2083.6
Missing2,629 
TOTAL5,854100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


CHVTABOR from Harris 1984 (September) Business-Week Survey, Study No. 842112, Voters
Today, there are evangelical preachers and some Catholic bishops in the country who have become involved in politics. They have a whole series of laws they want to see passed. Do you think it is fitting and proper or not for such religious leaders to urge members of their churches to vote for candidates who follow their stands on a constitutional amendment to ban abortions? (CHVTABOR)
TOTAL%
1) Fitting and proper36327.4
2) Not fitting and proper90768.4
3) Not sure564.2
TOTAL1326100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


CHVTPRAY from Harris 1984 (September) Business-Week Survey, Study No. 842112, Voters
Today, there are evangelical preachers and some Catholic bishops in the country who have become involved in politics. They have a whole series of laws they want to see passed. Do you think it is fitting and proper or not for such religious leaders to urge members of their churches to vote for candidates who follow their stands on a constitutional amendment to require daily prayer to be recited in public school classrooms? (CHVTPRAY)
TOTAL%
1) Fitting and proper42331.9
2) Not fitting and proper83663.0
3) Not sure675.1
TOTAL1326100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


STDPRYAB from Harris 1984 (September) Business-Week Survey, Study No. 842112, Voters
Now here is what this question comes down to - - the difference between churches taking a stand on an issue such as abortion and prayer, on the one hand, and urging their church members to vote for candidates who follow their church stands, on the other. Do you think it is fitting and proper or not for religious leaders to take stands on issues such as banning abortion ad requiring school prayer (STDPRYAB)
TOTAL%
1) Fitting and proper69752.6
2) Not fitting and proper58544.1
3) Not sure443.3
TOTAL1326100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


VTPRYAB from Harris 1984 (September) Business-Week Survey, Study No. 842112, Voters
Now here is what this question comes down to - - the difference between churches taking a stand on an issue such as abortion and prayer, on the one hand, and urging their church members to vote for candidates who follow their church stands, on the other. Do you think it is fitting and proper or not for religious leaders to urge their church members to vote for specific candidates who follow their stands on issues such as banning abortion and requiring school prayer? (VTPRYAB)
TOTAL%
1) Fitting and proper36327.4
2) Not fitting and proper93170.2
3) Not sure322.4
TOTAL1326100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


VTBNABRT from Harris 1984 (September) Business-Week Survey, Study No. 842112, Voters
All in all, do you feel positive or negative about Archbishop John J. OConnor urging Catholics to vote against candidates who are opposed to banning abortions? (VTBNABRT)
TOTAL%
1) Positive29021.9
2) Negative90568.4
3) Not sure1289.7
TOTAL1323100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


SERPOOR from Religion and Politics Survey, 2000
ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ATTENDED RELIGIOUS SERVICES AT LEAST A FEW TIMES A YEAR AND ARE MEMBERS OF A PLACE OF WORSHIP. During the past year, have you heard a sermon, lecture, or group discussion in your congregation that dealt with any the following? -- the governments policies toward the poor (SERPOOR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1,21638.2
2) No1,89459.5
3) Dont know/refused742.3
TOTAL3184100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


SERENVRN from Religion and Politics Survey, 2000
ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ATTENDED RELIGIOUS SERVICES AT LEAST A FEW TIMES A YEAR AND ARE MEMBERS OF A PLACE OF WORSHIP. During the past year, have you heard a sermon, lecture, or group discussion in your congregation that dealt with any the following? -- protecting the environment (SERENVRN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1,30040.8
2) No1,81957.1
3) Dont know/refused652.0
TOTAL3184100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


SERHOMO from Religion and Politics Survey, 2000
ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ATTENDED RELIGIOUS SERVICES AT LEAST A FEW TIMES A YEAR AND ARE MEMBERS OF A PLACE OF WORSHIP. During the past year, have you heard a sermon, lecture, or group discussion in your congregation that dealt with any the following? -- being more supportive of homosexuals (SERHOMO)
TOTAL%
1) Yes51216.1
2) No2,59881.6
3) Dont know/refused742.3
TOTAL3184100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


SERGAP from Religion and Politics Survey, 2000
ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ATTENDED RELIGIOUS SERVICES AT LEAST A FEW TIMES A YEAR AND ARE MEMBERS OF A PLACE OF WORSHIP. During the past year, have you heard a sermon, lecture, or group discussion in your congregation that dealt with any the following? -- the widening gap between rich people and poor people (SERGAP)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1,13235.6
2) No1,98862.4
3) Dont know/refused642.0
TOTAL3184100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


SERRCREL from Religion and Politics Survey, 2000
ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ATTENDED RELIGIOUS SERVICES AT LEAST A FEW TIMES A YEAR AND ARE MEMBERS OF A PLACE OF WORSHIP. During the past year, have you heard a sermon, lecture, or group discussion in your congregation that dealt with any the following? -- improving relations between blacks and whites (SERRCREL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1,84357.9
2) No1,28640.4
3) Dont know/refused551.7
TOTAL3184100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


SERCORP from Religion and Politics Survey, 2000
ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ATTENDED RELIGIOUS SERVICES AT LEAST A FEW TIMES A YEAR AND ARE MEMBERS OF A PLACE OF WORSHIP. During the past year, have you heard a sermon, lecture, or group discussion in your congregation that dealt with any the following? -- the social responsibilities of corporations (SERCORP)
TOTAL%
1) Yes70922.3
2) No2,39975.3
3) Dont know/refused762.4
TOTAL3184100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


ABORTN from Religion and Politics Survey, 1996
ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ATTEND CHURCH AT LEAST ONCE OR TWICE A MONTH: Does the clergy at your place of worship speak out on this issue? -- Abortion (ABORTN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1,41459.9
2) No91838.9
3) Dont know291.2
Missing1,818 
TOTAL2,361100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


HUNGER from Religion and Politics Survey, 1996
ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ATTEND CHURCH AT LEAST ONCE OR TWICE A MONTH: Does the clergy at your place of worship speak out on this issue? -- Hunger and poverty (HUNGER)
TOTAL%
1) Yes2,06387.4
2) No26911.4
3) Dont know291.2
Missing1,818 
TOTAL2,361100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


TRBLSPOT from Religion and Politics Survey, 1996
ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ATTEND CHURCH AT LEAST ONCE OR TWICE A MONTH: Does the clergy at your place of worship speak out on this issue? -- World trouble spots such as Bosnia or Rwanda (TRBLSPOT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1,40359.4
2) No92039.0
3) Dont know381.6
Missing1,818 
TOTAL2,361100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


SCHLPRYR from Religion and Politics Survey, 1996
ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ATTEND CHURCH AT LEAST ONCE OR TWICE A MONTH: Does the clergy at your place of worship speak out on this issue? -- Prayer in public schools (SCHLPRYR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1,34256.8
2) No95340.4
3) Dont know662.8
Missing1,818 
TOTAL2,361100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


PORNOLWS from Religion and Politics Survey, 1996
ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ATTEND CHURCH AT LEAST ONCE OR TWICE A MONTH: Does the clergy at your place of worship speak out on this issue? -- Pornography laws (PORNOLWS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes96741.0
2) No1,32656.2
3) Dont know682.9
Missing1,818 
TOTAL2,361100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


DEATHPEN from Religion and Politics Survey, 1996
ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ATTEND CHURCH AT LEAST ONCE OR TWICE A MONTH: Does the clergy at your place of worship speak out on this issue? -- The death penalty (DEATHPEN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes63727.0
2) No1,66370.4
3) Dont know612.6
Missing1,818 
TOTAL2,361100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


RTTODIE from Religion and Politics Survey, 1996
ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ATTEND CHURCH AT LEAST ONCE OR TWICE A MONTH: Does the clergy at your place of worship speak out on this issue? -- Right-to-die laws (RTTODIE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes69029.2
2) No1,55165.7
3) Dont know1205.1
Missing1,818 
TOTAL2,361100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


HCREFORM from Religion and Politics Survey, 1996
ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ATTEND CHURCH AT LEAST ONCE OR TWICE A MONTH: Does the clergy at your place of worship speak out on this issue? -- Health care reform (HCREFORM)
TOTAL%
1) Yes62526.5
2) No1,66070.3
3) Dont know763.2
Missing1,818 
TOTAL2,361100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


ELECTION from Religion and Politics Survey, 1996
ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ATTEND CHURCH AT LEAST ONCE OR TWICE A MONTH: Does the clergy at your place of worship speak out on this issue? -- Candidates and elections (ELECTION)
TOTAL%
1) Yes50121.2
2) No1,81476.8
3) Dont know461.9
Missing1,818 
TOTAL2,361100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


HMSXLLWS from Religion and Politics Survey, 1996
ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ATTEND CHURCH AT LEAST ONCE OR TWICE A MONTH: Does the clergy at your place of worship speak out on this issue? -- Laws regarding homosexuals (HMSXLLWS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes83635.4
2) No1,47562.5
3) Dont know502.1
Missing1,818 
TOTAL2,361100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


CLERABOR from The Right to Die II, November 2005
Does the clergy at your place of worship ever speak out on the issue of abortion? (CLERABOR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes83851.6
2) No73645.3
9) Dont know/Refused503.1
Missing1,728 
TOTAL1,624100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


CLERDP from The Right to Die II, November 2005
Does the clergy at your place of worship ever speak out on the issue of the death penalty? (CLERDP)
TOTAL%
1) Yes43726.9
2) No1,12669.3
9) Dont know/Refused613.8
Missing1,728 
TOTAL1,624100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


CLERAS from The Right to Die II, November 2005
Does the clergy at your place of worship ever speak out on the issue of assisted suicide or end-of-life decisions? (CLERAS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes53933.2
2) No1,03963.9
9) Dont know/Refused472.9
Missing1,728 
TOTAL1,625100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


CLRGABRT from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2010
Does the clergy at your place of worship ever speak out on the issue of abortion? (CLRGABRT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes3,40359.2
2) No2,26239.4
9) Dont know/Refused (Vol.)801.4
Missing5,195 
TOTAL5,745100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


CLRGWARS from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2010
Does the clergy at your place of worship ever speak out on the wars in Iraq or Afghanistan? (CLRGWARS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes2,90450.5
2) No2,79048.6
9) Dont know/Refused (Vol.)510.9
Missing5,195 
TOTAL5,745100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


CLRGIMMG from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2010
Does the clergy at your place of worship ever speak out about immigration? (CLRGIMMG)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1,35823.6
2) No4,28774.6
9) Dont know/Refused (Vol.)1001.7
Missing5,195 
TOTAL5,745100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


CLRGHNGR from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2010
Does the clergy at your place of worship ever speak out about hunger and poverty? (CLRGHNGR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes5,08388.5
2) No61810.8
9) Dont know/Refused (Vol.)440.8
Missing5,195 
TOTAL5,745100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


CLRGENV from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2010
Does the clergy at your place of worship ever speak out about the environment? (CLRGENV)
TOTAL%
1) Yes2,68946.8
2) No2,99252.1
9) Dont know/Refused (Vol.)641.1
Missing5,195 
TOTAL5,745100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


CLRGHOMO from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2010
Does the clergy at your place of worship ever speak out about laws regarding homosexuality? (CLRGHOMO)
TOTAL%
1) Yes2,52443.9
2) No3,14654.8
9) Dont know/Refused (Vol.)751.3
Missing5,195 
TOTAL5,745100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


CLRGDPEN from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2010
Does the clergy at your place of worship ever speak out on the issue of the death penalty? (CLRGDPEN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1,35123.5
2) No4,28374.6
9) Dont know/Refused (Vol.)1111.9
Missing5,195 
TOTAL5,745100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


CLRGCAND from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2010
Does the clergy at your place of worship ever speak out about candidates and elections? (CLRGCAND)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1,40124.4
2) No4,26174.2
9) Dont know/Refused (Vol.)831.4
Missing5,195 
TOTAL5,745100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


IMMSAID from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2010
Now just in your own words, when your clergy has spoken about the issue of immigration, what kinds of things have they said? [OPEN-END; RECORD VERBATIM RESPONSE; PROBE ONCE IF RESPONDENT ANSWERS DONT KNOW.] (IMMSAID)
TOTAL%
1) Answer given1,11982.4
9) Dont know/Refused (Vol.)23917.6
Missing9,582 
TOTAL1,358100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


IMMSAID1 from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2010
Now just in your own words, when your clergy has spoken about the issue of immigration, what kinds of things have they said? [OPEN-END: RECORD VERBATIM RESPONSE; PROBE ONCE IF RESPONDENT ANSWERS DONT KNOW.] (IMMSAID1)
TOTAL%
1) Favor immigration (general)16512.2
2) Favor immigration be tolerant towards diversity/welcome strangers/all Gods children/created equally/love they neighbor32323.8
3) Favor immigration help the needy906.6
4) Favor immigration Help immigrants assimilate and/or become legal906.6
5) Oppose immigration (general)564.1
6) Oppose immigration immigrants take American jobs and government assistance745.4
7) Oppose immigration advocate for strict enforcement of laws including border control735.4
8) Oppose immigration people should follow the law of the land131.0
9) Neutral position342.5
10) Other/Not clear16011.8
99) DK/Refused (Vol.)28020.6
Missing9,582 
TOTAL1,358100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


IMMSAID2 from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2010
Now just in your own words, when your clergy has spoken about the issue of immigration, what kinds of things have they said? [OPEN-END: RECORD VERBATIM RESPONSE; PROBE ONCE IF RESPONDENT ANSWERS DONT KNOW.] (IMMSAID2)
TOTAL%
2) Favor immigration be tolerant towards diversity/welcome strangers/all Gods children/created equally/love they neighbor53.5
3) Favor immigration help the needy2517.6
4) Favor immigration Help immigrants assimilate and/or become legal64.2
5) Oppose immigration (general)3927.5
6) Oppose immigration immigrants take American jobs and government assistance2014.1
7) Oppose immigration advocate for strict enforcement of laws including border control2114.8
8) Oppose immigration people should follow the law of the land2618.3
Missing10,798 
TOTAL142100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


IMMSAID3 from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2010
Now just in your own words, when your clergy has spoken about the issue of immigration, what kinds of things have they said? [OPEN-END; RECORD VERBATIM RESPONSE; PROBE ONCE IF RESPONDENT ANSWERS DONT KNOW.] (IMMSAID3)
TOTAL%
7) Oppose immigration advocate for strict enforcement of laws including border control342.9
8) Oppose immigration people should follow the law of the land457.1
Missing10,933 
TOTAL7100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


ENVSAID from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2010
Now just in your own words, when your clergy has spoken about the environment, what kinds of things have they said? (ENVSAID)
TOTAL%
1) Answer given2,22982.9
9) Dont Know/Refused (Vol.)46017.1
Missing8,251 
TOTAL2,689100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


ENVSAID1 from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2010
Now just in your own words, when your clergy has spoken about the environment, what kinds of things have they said? (ENVSAID1)
TOTAL%
1) Practice stewardship of the Earth1003.7
2) Take care of Gods creation, honor nature1425.3
3) Warnings about damage to the environment (general)31111.6
4) Warnings about global warming361.3
5) The gulf oil leak1184.4
6) Protect/take care of/clean up environment (general)73427.3
7) Encourage recycling602.2
8) Promote conservation (energy, water, food)441.6
10) Take action to protect the environment (misc.)491.8
11) End is coming291.1
12) Go Green message662.5
13) Other42615.8
14) Need to preserve environment for future generations, our children351.3
99) Nothing/DK/Refused53920.0
Missing8,251 
TOTAL2,689100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


ENVSAID2 from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2010
Now just in your own words, when your clergy has spoken about the environment, what kinds of things have they said? (ENVSAID2)
TOTAL%
1) Practice stewardship of the Earth51.6
2) Take care of Gods creation, honor nature247.5
3) Warnings about damage to the environment (general)268.1
4) Warnings about global warming61.9
5) The gulf oil leak3912.1
6) Protect/take care of/clean up environment (general)4815.0
7) Encourage recycling5416.8
8) Promote conservation (energy, water, food)4413.7
10) Take action to protect the environment (misc.)51.6
11) End is coming103.1
12) Go Green message216.5
13) Other41.2
14) Need to preserve environment for future generations, our children3510.9
Missing10,619 
TOTAL321100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


EVSAID3 from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2010
Now just in your own words, when your clergy has spoken about the environment, what kinds of things have they said? (EVSAID3)
TOTAL%
1) Practice stewardship of the Earth13.0
3) Warnings about damage to the environment (general)1236.4
5) The Gulf oil leak13.0
7) Encourage recycling515.2
8) Promote conservation (energy, water, food)618.2
10) Take action to protect the environment (misc.)39.1
13) Other515.2
Missing10,905 
TOTAL33100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


HOMOSAID from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2010
When your clergy has spoken about homosexuality, do they say it is something that should be accepted, something that should be discouraged, or dont they take a position on the issue? (HOMOSAID)
TOTAL%
1) Accepted1957.7
2) Discouraged1,82572.3
3) No position38915.4
4) Other/Multiple positions (Vol.)712.8
9) Dont know/Refused (Vol.)431.7
Missing8,416 
TOTAL2,523100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


SOABORT from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2006
Does the clergy at your place of worship ever speak out on the issue of abortion? [Answered if ATTEND = 1, 2, or 3. (At least once a month)] (SOABORT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes64959.2
2) No43039.2
9) Dont know/Refused181.6
Missing906 
TOTAL1,097100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


SOIRAQ from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2006
Does the clergy at your place of worship ever speak out on the issue of the situation in Iraq? [Answered if ATTEND = 1, 2, or 3. (At least once a month)] (SOIRAQ)
TOTAL%
1) Yes58153.0
2) No50546.0
9) Dont know/Refused111.0
Missing906 
TOTAL1,097100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


SOLAHEX from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2006
Does the clergy at your place of worship ever speak out about the laws regarding homosexuality? [Answered if ATTEND = 1, 2, or 3. (At least once a month)] (SOLAHEX)
TOTAL%
1) Yes56351.4
2) No52047.4
9) Dont know/Refused131.2
Missing906 
TOTAL1,096100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


SOHUNPOV from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2006
Does the clergy at your place of worship ever speak out about hunger and poverty? [Answered if ATTEND = 1, 2, or 3. (At least once a month)] (SOHUNPOV)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1,00491.5
2) No888.0
9) Dont know/Refused50.5
Missing906 
TOTAL1,097100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


SOSTEM from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2006
Does the clergy at your place of worship ever speak out on the issue of embryonic stem cell research? [Answered if ATTEND = 1, 2, or 3. (At least once a month)] (SOSTEM)
TOTAL%
1) Yes25923.6
2) No81073.8
9) Dont know/Refused282.6
Missing906 
TOTAL1,097100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


SOEVOIN from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2006
Does the clergy at your place of worship ever speak out about evolution and intelligent design? [Answered if ATTEND = 1, 2, or 3. (At least once a month)] (SOEVOIN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes43539.7
2) No62957.4
9) Dont know/Refused322.9
Missing906 
TOTAL1,096100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


SOLAIM from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2006
Does the clergy at your place of worship ever speak out about laws regarding immigration? [Answered if ATTEND = 1, 2, or 3. (At least once a month)] (SOLAIM)
TOTAL%
1) Yes22820.8
2) No84977.3
9) Dont know/Refused211.9
Missing906 
TOTAL1,098100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


SOENVIR from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2006
Does the clergy at your place of worship ever speak out about the environment? [Answered if ATTEND = 1, 2, or 3. (At least once a month)] (SOENVIR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes52447.8
2) No55050.1
9) Dont know/Refused232.1
Missing906 
TOTAL1,097100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


SODEATH from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2006
Does the clergy at your place of worship ever speak out on the issue of the death penalty? [Answered if ATTEND = 1, 2, or 3. (At least once a month)] (SODEATH)
TOTAL%
1) Yes33630.6
2) No73466.9
9) Dont know/Refused272.5
Missing906 
TOTAL1,097100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


QN49_A from Changing Faiths: Latinos and the Transformation of American Religion
IF RESPONDENT ATTENDS RELIGIOUS SERVICES AT ALL (from QN23): On another subject, does the clergy at your place of worship ever speak out on the issue of abortion? (QN49_A)
TOTAL%
1) Yes2,07458.9
2) No1,23435.0
8) Dont know1975.6
9) Refused160.5
TOTAL3521100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


QN49_B from Changing Faiths: Latinos and the Transformation of American Religion
IF RESPONDENT ATTENDS RELIGIOUS SERVICES AT ALL (from QN23): Does the clergy at your place of worship ever speak out about laws regarding homosexuality? (QN49_B)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1,49642.5
2) No1,73449.2
8) Dont know2687.6
9) Refused230.7
TOTAL3521100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


QN49_C from Changing Faiths: Latinos and the Transformation of American Religion
IF RESPONDENT ATTENDS RELIGIOUS SERVICES AT ALL (from QN23): Does the clergy at your place of worship ever speak out about candidates and elections? (QN49_C)
TOTAL%
1) Yes96627.4
2) No2,29165.1
8) Dont know2457.0
9) Refused190.5
TOTAL3521100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


QN49_D from Changing Faiths: Latinos and the Transformation of American Religion
IF RESPONDENT ATTENDS RELIGIOUS SERVICES AT ALL (from QN23): Does the clergy at your place of worship ever speak out about the importance of voting? (QN49_D)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1,91154.3
2) No1,35938.6
8) Dont know2316.6
9) Refused200.6
TOTAL3521100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


QN49_E from Changing Faiths: Latinos and the Transformation of American Religion
IF RESPONDENT ATTENDS RELIGIOUS SERVICES AT ALL (from QN23): Does the clergy at your place of worship ever speak out about laws regarding immigration? (QN49_E)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1,55244.1
2) No1,67447.5
8) Dont know2787.9
9) Refused170.5
TOTAL3521100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


W_ABORT from News Interest Index, October 2003
[ASK ONLY IF ATTEND= 1, 2 OR 3] As I read a list of issues, please tell me whether or not the clergy at your place of worship speaks out on this issue: Abortion (W_ABORT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes46863.3
2) No25935.0
9) Dont know/Refused121.6
Missing1,932 
TOTAL739100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


W_PRYR_S from News Interest Index, October 2003
[ASK ONLY IF ATTEND= 1, 2 OR 3] As I read a list of issues, please tell me whether or not the clergy at your place of worship speaks out on this issue: Prayer in public schools (W_PRYR_S)
TOTAL%
1) Yes43158.2
2) No29039.2
9) Dont know/Refused192.6
Missing1,932 
TOTAL740100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


W_IRAQ from News Interest Index, October 2003
[ASK ONLY IF ATTEND= 1, 2 OR 3] As I read a list of issues, please tell me whether or not the clergy at your place of worship speaks out on this issue: The situation in Iraq (W_IRAQ)
TOTAL%
1) Yes37752.9
2) No32445.5
9) Dont know/Refused111.5
Missing1,959 
TOTAL712100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


W_DEATHP from News Interest Index, October 2003
[ASK ONLY IF ATTEND= 1, 2 OR 3] As I read a list of issues, please tell me whether or not the clergy at your place of worship speaks out on this issue: The death penalty (W_DEATHP)
TOTAL%
1) Yes19627.5
2) No49669.7
9) Dont know/Refused202.8
Missing1,959 
TOTAL712100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


W_HOM from News Interest Index, October 2003
[ASK ONLY IF ATTEND= 1, 2 OR 3] As I read a list of issues, please tell me whether or not the clergy at your place of worship speaks out on this issue: Issues related to homosexuality (W_HOM)
TOTAL%
1) Yes40354.5
2) No32644.1
9) Dont know/Refused101.4
Missing1,932 
TOTAL739100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


W_HOMLAW from News Interest Index, October 2003
[ASK ONLY IF ATTEND= 1, 2 OR 3] As I read a list of issues, please tell me whether or not the clergy at your place of worship speaks out on this issue: Laws regarding homosexuals (W_HOMLAW)
TOTAL%
1) Yes29541.4
2) No40657.0
9) Dont know/Refused111.5
Missing1,959 
TOTAL712100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


W_ELECT from News Interest Index, October 2003
[ASK ONLY IF ATTEND= 1, 2 OR 3] As I read a list of issues, please tell me whether or not the clergy at your place of worship speaks out on this issue: Candidates and elections (W_ELECT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes38226.3
2) No1,03671.4
9) Dont know/Refused332.3
Missing1,220 
TOTAL1,451100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


W_10COMM from News Interest Index, October 2003
[ASK ONLY IF ATTEND= 1, 2 OR 3] As I read a list of issues, please tell me whether or not the clergy at your place of worship speaks out on this issue: The recent removal of a monument of the Ten Commandments from an Alabama courthouse (W_10COMM)
TOTAL%
1) Yes57839.8
2) No82456.8
9) Dont know/Refused493.4
Missing1,220 
TOTAL1,451100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


VGAU2_06 from National Congregations Study, Panel Dataset (1998 and 2006-2007)
(vgauthr2_06) Who wrote or produced the voter guide that was distributed? (SECOND MENTION) (VGAU2_06)
TOTAL%
-3) All other missing data26099.2
12) Christian Coalition10.4
23) [Colorado for] Family Values; [Florida] Family Council (i.e. Family organization)10.4
TOTAL262100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:Congregations
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


VOTERR06 from National Congregations Study, Panel Dataset (1998 and 2006-2007)
(voterreg_06) Within the past twelve months, have there been any groups or meetings or classes or events specifically focused on the following purposes or activities? An effort to get people registered to vote? (VOTERR06)
TOTAL%
-1) Refused31.1
1) Yes6826.0
2) No19172.9
TOTAL262100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:Congregations
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


VOTERR98 from National Congregations Study, Panel Dataset (1998 and 2006-2007)
(voterreg_98) Within the past twelve months, have there been any groups or meetings or classes or events specifically focused on the following purposes or activities? An effort to get people registered to vote? (VOTERR98)
TOTAL%
1) Yes3312.6
2) No22987.4
TOTAL262100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:Congregations
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


VOTRGD06 from National Congregations Study, Panel Dataset (1998 and 2006-2007)
(votrguid_06) Have voter guides been distributed through your congregation within the past two years? (VOTRGD06)
TOTAL%
-1) Refused10.4
1) Yes7729.4
2) No18470.2
TOTAL262100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:Congregations
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


VOTRGD98 from National Congregations Study, Panel Dataset (1998 and 2006-2007)
(votrguid_98) Have voter guides ever been distributed to people through your congregation? (VOTRGD98)
TOTAL%
-3) All other missing data10.4
-2) Dont know10.4
1) Yes7127.1
2) No18972.1
TOTAL262100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:Congregations
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


VGAU1_06 from National Congregations Study, Panel Dataset (1998 and 2006-2007)
(vgauthr1_06) Who wrote or produced the voter guide that was distributed? (FIRST MENTION) (VGAU1_06)
TOTAL%
-3) All other missing data18871.8
-2) Dont know31.1
-1) Refused155.7
1) City, county, or state government20.8
2) Candidate or political party, unspecified10.4
3) Church member, clergy or other congregation41.5
4) Local council of churches, or ecumenical organization10.4
5) Pro-life groups10.4
6) League of Women Voters62.3
8) Catholic church/organization (including regional or diocesan office or newspaper)155.7
12) Christian Coalition31.1
13) 700 Club/Pat Robertson10.4
14) Focus on the Family/Dr. James Dobson31.1
16) Citizens for Traditional Values and/or Lou Sheldon10.4
17) Family Forum (Michigan)10.4
18) Regional church office, unspecified denomination10.4
19) Other114.2
20) Cant tell10.4
23) [Colorado for] Family Values; [Florida] Family Council (i.e. Family organization)41.5
TOTAL262100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:Congregations
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


VGAU1_98 from National Congregations Study, Panel Dataset (1998 and 2006-2007)
(vgauthr1_98) Who wrote or produced the voter guide that was distributed? (FIRST MENTION) (VGAU1_98)
TOTAL%
-3) All other missing data19172.9
-2) Dont know228.4
1) City, county, or state government51.9
2) Candidate or political party, unspecified20.8
3) Church member, clergy or other congregation20.8
4) Local council of churches, or ecumenical organization10.4
5) Pro-life groups20.8
6) League of Women Voters72.7
7) NAACP10.4
8) Catholic church/organization (including regional or diocesan office or newspaper)51.9
10) Citizens Concerned for the Constitution10.4
12) Christian Coalition114.2
13) 700 Club/Pat Robertson10.4
14) Focus on the Family/Dr. James Dobson10.4
17) Family Forum (Michigan)10.4
18) Regional church office, unspecified denomination20.8
19) Other41.5
20) Cant tell20.8
21) Common Cause10.4
TOTAL262100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:Congregations
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


SERVVOTE from U.S. Congregational Life Survey, 2001, Random Profile
In the past 12 months, did your congregation provide the following service for your own congregations members or for people in the community? - Voter registration or voter education (SERVVOTE)
TOTAL%
0) Not check32676.9
1) Checked9823.1
TOTAL424100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:Congregations
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Other


CLRGY INFO from American National Election Studies, 2000
Was information about candidates, parties, or political issues made available in your place of worship before the election? (CLRGY INFO)
TOTAL%
0) NA; INAP25113.9
1) YES19110.6
5) NO, NO INFORMATION AVAILABLE1,12562.3
7) NO, DONT GO TO CHURCH [VOL]21812.1
8) DK191.1
9) REFUSED20.1
TOTAL1806100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mixed-mode


SPVOTER from Religion and Politics Survey, 2000
ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ATTENDED RELIGIOUS SERVICES AT LEAST A FEW TIMES A YEAR AND ARE MEMBERS OF A PLACE OF WORSHIP. During the past year, has your congregation helped to sponsor any of the following? -- a voter registration drive (SPVOTER)
TOTAL%
1) Yes70422.1
2) No2,14367.3
3) Dont know/refused33710.6
TOTAL3184100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


VOTE_NO from Faith Communities Today (FACT) 2000, Combined File
In the past 12 months, did your congregation directly provide, or cooperate in providing, any of the following services for your own members or for people in the community? Cooperation includes financial contributions, volunteer time by congregational members, space in your building, material donations, etc. Voter registration or voter education: No (VOTE_NO)
TOTAL%
0) Missing00.0
1) No, no program10,27980.6
2) Yes, have program2,47819.4
Missing1,544 
TOTAL12,757100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:Congregations
Sample:Other
Mode:Mixed-mode


VOTE_Y1 from Faith Communities Today (FACT) 2000, Combined File
In the past 12 months, did your congregation directly provide, or cooperate in providing, any of the following services for your own members or for people in the community? Cooperation includes financial contributions, volunteer time by congregational members, space in your building, material donations, etc. Voter registration or voter education: Yes, provided directly by your congregation (VOTE_Y1)
TOTAL%
0) Does not apply00.0
1) Circled1,59624.4
2) Not circled4,94075.6
Missing7,765 
TOTAL6,536100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:Congregations
Sample:Other
Mode:Mixed-mode


VOTE_Y2 from Faith Communities Today (FACT) 2000, Combined File
In the past 12 months, did your congregation directly provide, or cooperate in providing, any of the following services for your own members or for people in the community? Cooperation includes financial contributions, volunteer time by congregational members, space in your building, material donations, etc. Voter registration or voter education: Yes, cooperated with another congregation, agency, or organization (VOTE_Y2)
TOTAL%
0) Does not apply00.0
1) Circled70111.8
2) Not circled5,24888.2
Missing8,352 
TOTAL5,949100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:Congregations
Sample:Other
Mode:Mixed-mode


VOTRGSTR from Civic Involvement Survey, 1997
ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE MEMBERS OF A CHURCH OR A SYNAGOGUE: During the past year, has your congregation participated in any of the following? - A voter registration drive (VOTRGSTR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes26128.5
2) No48252.7
3) Dont know17118.7
4) Refused10.1
TOTAL915100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


CHURVOTE from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2004
Do you believe that it is proper or improper for political parties to ask church members for lists of people who attend their church so the parties can encourage them to register and vote? (CHURVOTE)
TOTAL%
1) Proper87826.3
2) Improper2,28668.5
9) Dont know/Refused1755.2
TOTAL3,339100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


VOTEGUID from Middletown Area Study, 1998
ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ATTEND CHURCH: Have voter guides ever been distributed to people through your congregation? (VOTEGUID)
TOTAL%
1) Yes4812.8
2) No26069.3
3) Are you not sure6717.9
TOTAL375100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


 

Subcategories
Church and StateTo what degree should religious groups and political government agencies stay separate?
DisagreementsTo what degree did arguments within the congregation concern politics?
Higher Standards?Does the respondent think that the church keeps business and politics to a higher standard?
Pressure to Vote?Did the church urge the respondent to vote in a particular way?
ProprietyShould the clergy discuss political issues from the pulpit?
Pulpit PoliticsDoes the respondent's clergy speak about political issues?
Voting MaterialsHas the church distributed voting guides or hosted voter registration?

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