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Does the respondent this it is wrong to consume alcohol?

Below are 56 questions from surveys in the ARDA that attempt to measure this concept. Mouse over a survey name to see further details on a survey.

ALCOHOL from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in Chosen Regions of India

Please tell me for each of the following items whether you think it can always be justified, sometimes be justified, or never be justified: drinking alcohol. (ALCOHOL)
TOTAL%
1) Always justified12216.8
2) Sometimes justified8912.3
3) Never justified49968.7
8) Dont know152.1
9) Refused10.1
TOTAL726100.0


ALCOHOL from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in Nigeria

Please tell me for each of the following items whether you think it can always be justified, sometimes be justified, or never be justified: drinking alcohol. (ALCOHOL)
TOTAL%
1) Always justified182.8
2) Sometimes justified9514.6
3) Never justified53482.0
8) Dont know40.6
9) Refused00.0
TOTAL651100.0


ALCOHOL from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in South Korea

Please tell me for each of the following items whether you think it can always be justified, sometimes be justified, or never be justified: drinking alcohol. (ALCOHOL)
TOTAL%
1) Always justified559.2
2) Sometimes justified38564.2
3) Never justified15626.0
8) Dont know40.7
9) Refused00.0
TOTAL600100.0


Q37A from Baylor Religion Survey, 2005

Q37 How do you feel about the following... a. The consumption of alcohol (Q37A)
TOTAL%
1) Always wrong1398.2
2) Almost always wrong1327.8
3) Only wrong sometimes70941.9
4) Not wrong at all71142.0
TOTAL1691100.0


ALCOHL98 from National Congregations Study, Panel Dataset (1998 and 2006-2007)

(alcohol_98) Does your congregation prohibit the use of alcohol? (ALCOHL98)
TOTAL%
-3) All other missing data20.8
1) Yes5922.5
2) No20176.7
TOTAL262100.0


MBRALC06 from National Congregations Study, Panel Dataset (1998 and 2006-2007)

(mbralcmd_06) Would the following types of people be permitted to be full-fledged members of your congregation: Someone who drinks alcohol in moderation? (MBRALC06)
TOTAL%
-3) All other missing data10.4
1) Yes23087.8
2) No186.9
3) Dont know135.0
TOTAL262100.0


LDRALC06 from National Congregations Study, Panel Dataset (1998 and 2006-2007)

(ldralcmd_06) Regarding leadership, if they were otherwise qualified, would the following types of people be permitted to hold all of the volunteer leadership positions open to other members: Someone who drinks alcohol in moderation? (LDRALC06)
TOTAL%
-3) All other missing data10.4
1) Yes20076.3
2) No5521.0
3) Dont know62.3
TOTAL262100.0


ALCOHOL from Spirit and Power: A 10-Country Survey of Pentecostals

Please tell me for each of the following items whether you think it can always be justified, sometimes be justified, or never be justified: drinking alcohol. (ALCOHOL)
TOTAL%
1) Always justified6626.0
2) Sometimes justified3,45731.3
3) Never justified6,68760.6
8) Dont know1901.7
9) Refused320.3
TOTAL11028100.0


PROHIB2 from U.S. Congregational Life Survey, 2001, Random Profile

Does your congregation or denomination have any special rules or prohibitions regarding the following? Drinking alcohol. (PROHIB2)
TOTAL%
1) Yes10024.9
2) No30275.1
TOTAL402100.0


DRINKING from Houston Area Survey, 1982-2010

For/Against: What about raising the drinking age to 21 throughout the United States? (85) (DRINKING)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK132.4
0) Against11020.0
1) For42777.6
TOTAL550100.0


ASKDRINK from General Social Survey, 2000

Before giving an individual a Secret or Top Secret clearance, the government should have the right to ask him or her detailed, personal questions in the following areas: Alcohol use (ASKDRINK)
TOTAL%
1) Definitely should88462.3
2) Probably should37026.1
3) Probably should not866.1
4) Definitely should not402.8
8) Dont know322.3
9) No answer70.5
TOTAL1419100.0


Q85E from Sub-Saharan Africa Religion Survey, 2010

Q85E [NEXT, IM GOING TO READ SOME BEHAVIORS. FOR EACH, PLEASE TELL ME WHETHER YOU PERSONALLY BELIEVE THAT IT IS MORALLY ACCEPTABLE, MORALLY WRONG, OR IS IT NOT A MORAL ISSUE?] Drinking alcohol (Q85E)
TOTAL%
1) Morally acceptable3,44613.8
2) Morally wrong16,49665.9
3) Not a moral issue3,38713.5
4) Depends on situation1,4215.7
8) Dont know1960.8
9) Refused840.3
TOTAL25,030100.0


ALCOHOL from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in Chile

Please tell me for each of the following items whether you think it can always be justified, sometimes be justified, or never be justified: drinking alcohol. (ALCOHOL)
TOTAL%
1) Always justified416.8
2) Sometimes justified18831.3
3) Never justified33856.3
8) Dont know284.7
9) Refused50.8
TOTAL600100.0


ASKDRINK from General Social Survey, 1996

Before giving an individual a secret or top secret clearance, the government should have the right to ask him or her detailed, personal questions in the following areas: F. Alcohol use (ASKDRINK)
TOTAL%
1) Definitely should1,01969.8
2) Probably should31721.7
3) Probably should not674.6
4) Definitely should not281.9
8) Dont know251.7
9) No answer40.3
TOTAL1460100.0


ALCOHOL from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in Brazil

Please tell me for each of the following items whether you think it can always be justified, sometimes be justified, or never be justified: drinking alcohol. (ALCOHOL)
TOTAL%
1) Always justified7711.0
2) Sometimes justified30844.0
3) Never justified31244.6
8) Dont know30.4
9) Refused00.0
TOTAL700100.0


ALCOHOL from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in the Philippines

Please tell me for each of the following items whether you think it can always be justified, sometimes be justified, or never be justified: drinking alcohol. (ALCOHOL)
TOTAL%
1) Always justified262.6
2) Sometimes justified40240.2
3) Never justified56856.8
8) Dont know40.4
9) Refused00.0
TOTAL1,000100.0


ALCOHOL from Generation Next Survey, 2006

And here are few things some people do. For each one, please tell me if you think its something thats okay or not okay for other people to do - even if you might not do it yourself. Is it okay or not okay for other people to drink a lot of alcohol? (ALCOHOL)
TOTAL%
1) Okay54818.3
2) Not okay2,33277.7
3) (VOL.) Depends993.3
9) (VOL.) Dont know/Refused230.8
TOTAL3,002100.0


ALCOHOL from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in South Africa

Please tell me for each of the following items whether you think it can always be justified, sometimes be justified, or never be justified: drinking alcohol. (ALCOHOL)
TOTAL%
1) Always justified769.5
2) Sometimes justified29036.3
3) Never justified41652.0
8) Dont know172.1
9) Refused10.1
TOTAL800100.0


ALCOHOL from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in the United States

Please tell me for each of the following items whether you think it can always be justified, sometimes be justified, or never be justified: drinking alcohol. (ALCOHOL)
TOTAL%
1) Always justified729.7
2) Sometimes justified42958.0
3) Never justified21729.3
8) Dont know182.4
9) Refused40.5
TOTAL740100.0


WALCOHOL from Politics of Character Survey, 2000

Now I am going to read a list of things that some people consider to be morally wrong. For each item, please select the response that best indicates how wrong you, personally, think it is when people engage in that behavior. E. Drinking alcohol (see note 1 on the ARDA summary page) (WALCOHOL)
TOTAL%
1) Wrong for all, and should not be legally tolerated14312.9
2) Wrong for all, but should be tolerated544.9
3) Right for some, but not for me personally16915.2
4) Right for me, but not necessarily for others17716.0
5) Right for all948.5
6) Not a moral issue47242.6
TOTAL1109100.0


W6ALCOHL from State of Disunion Survey, 1996

Now I am going to read a list of things that some people consider to be morally wrong. For each item, please select the number that best indicates how wrong you, personally, think it is when people engage in that behavior. G. Drinking alcohol (W6ALCOHL)
TOTAL%
1) Wrong for all, and should not be legally tolerated22311.3
2) Wrong for all, but should be tolerated28214.2
3) Right for some, but not for me personally55928.2
4) Right for me, but not necessarily for others35618.0
5) Right for all21210.7
6) Not a moral issue34917.6
TOTAL1981100.0


FRSPEX3 from State of the First Amendment Survey 1997

Im going to read you some ways people might exercise their First Amendment right of free speech. For each, tell me if you agree or disagree that someone should be free to do it. Companies should be allowed to advertise liquor and alcohol products. Do you agree or disagree that people should be free to do this? PROBE: Do you strongly or mildly (agree/disagree)? (FRSPEX3)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree26025.4
2) Mildly agree36235.3
3) Mildly disagree12412.1
4) Strongly disagree25725.1
9) Dont know/Refused222.1
TOTAL1025100.0


MORAL_A from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2009

Is drinking alcohol morally acceptable, morally wrong, or is it not a moral issue? [Form 2 only] (Q180D) (MORAL_A)
TOTAL%
1) Morally acceptable89320.2
2) Morally wrong66115.0
3) Not a moral issue2,47256.1
4) Depends on situation (VOL.)2716.1
9) Dont know/Refused (VOL.)1132.6
Missing13,248 
TOTAL4,410100.0


ASKDRINK from General Social Survey, 1998

Before giving an individual a secret or top secret clearance, the government should have the right to ask him or her detailed, personal questions in the following areas: Alcohol use (ASKDRINK)
TOTAL%
1) Definitely should86562.4
2) Probably should36226.1
3) Probably should not886.3
4) Definitely should not382.7
8) Dont know251.8
9) No answer90.6
TOTAL1387100.0


NODRINK from Faith Communities Today (FACT) 2000, Combined File

How much does your congregation, in its worship and education, emphasize the following home and personal practices? Abstinence from alcohol (NODRINK)
TOTAL%
0) Missing290.3
1) Not at all2,70324.1
2) A little2,00017.8
3) Some2,62523.4
4) Quite a bit1,77015.8
5) A great deal2,10418.7
Missing3,070 
TOTAL11,231100.0


FRSPEE4 from State of the First Amendment Survey, 1999

I am going to read you some ways people might exercise their First Amendment right of free speech. For each, tell me if you agree or disagree that someone should be allowed to do it. Companies should be allowed to advertise liquor and alcohol products on TV. (FRSPEE4)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree11724.4
2) Mildly agree13127.3
3) Mildly disagree479.8
4) Strongly disagree18438.4
Missing521 
TOTAL479100.0


ALCOHOL from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in Guatemala

Please tell me for each of the following items whether you think it can always be justified, sometimes be justified, or never be justified: drinking alcohol. (ALCOHOL)
TOTAL%
1) Always justified373.7
2) Sometimes justified15415.3
3) Never justified79679.2
8) Dont know121.2
9) Refused60.6
TOTAL1,005100.0


FRSPEE3 from State of the First Amendment Survey, 1999

I am going to read you some ways people might exercise their First Amendment right of free speech. For each, tell me if you agree or disagree that someone should be allowed to do it. Companies should be allowed to advertise liquor and alcohol products. (FRSPEE3)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree12123.6
2) Mildly agree20239.5
3) Mildly disagree397.6
4) Strongly disagree15029.3
Missing488 
TOTAL512100.0


ALCOHOL from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in Kenya

Please tell me for each of the following items whether you think it can always be justified, sometimes be justified, or never be justified: drinking alcohol. (ALCOHOL)
TOTAL%
1) Always justified233.5
2) Sometimes justified19429.7
3) Never justified43666.7
8) Dont know10.2
9) Refused00.0
TOTAL654100.0


FRSPEE9 from State of the First Amendment Survey, 1999

I am going to read you some ways people might exercise their First Amendment right of free speech. For each, tell me if you agree or disagree that someone should be allowed to do it. Companies should be allowed to advertise liquor and alcohol products on billboards. (FRSPEE9)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree24824.9
2) Mildly agree34634.8
3) Mildly disagree11111.2
4) Strongly disagree28929.1
Missing5 
TOTAL994100.0


DRYUS from Southern Focus Poll, Non-South Survey, Fall 1999

There should be a law forbidding the sale of all beer, wine, and liquor throughout the nation. (DRYUS)
TOTAL%
1) Agree4210.4
2) Disagree34886.6
3) Dont know / Cant say / No answer123.0
TOTAL402100.0


D6ALCHOL from Survey On the Beliefs and Moral Values of America's Children, 1989

Imagine someone like yourself in the following situation and tell us what would most likely happen - You go to a party where some of your friends are drinking alcohol. Someone hands you a drink. In this situation, would you refuse the drink, take the glass but only pretend to drink it, drink with them but not feel great about it, or drink with them without worrying about it? (Not asked of elementary school students.) (D6ALCHOL)
TOTAL%
1) Refuse the drink1,57545.7
2) Take the glass but only pretend to drink it42912.5
3) Drink with them but not feel great about it3239.4
4) Drink with them without worrying about it87525.4
5) Dont know2417.0
Missing1,980 
TOTAL3,443100.0


HARDLIQR from Salt Lake City and San Francisco Surveys of Mormons, 1967-1969 (Salt Lake City Sample)

Most of us probably feel that failure to live up to the Lords commandments will have an adverse effect on our standing in His eyes, but that weakness in some commandments might be more serious than weakness in others. By circling the appropriate numbers below, please indicate how serious you believe each of the following to be -- Drinking hard liquor such as whiskey (HARDLIQR)
TOTAL%
1) Very serious46250.3
2) Fairly serious25027.2
3) Not very serious12213.3
4) Scarcely matters at all778.4
5) Cant decide80.9
TOTAL919100.0


BEER from Salt Lake City and San Francisco Surveys of Mormons, 1967-1969 (Salt Lake City Sample)

Most of us probably feel that failure to live up to the Lords commandments will have an adverse effect on our standing in His eyes, but that weakness in some commandments might be more serious than weakness in others. By circling the appropriate numbers below, please indicate how serious you believe each of the following to be -- Drinking beer (BEER)
TOTAL%
1) Very serious31334.2
2) Fairly serious30633.4
3) Not very serious18420.1
4) Scarcely matters at all10111.0
5) Cant decide111.2
TOTAL915100.0


ASKDRINK from General Social Survey, 1994

Before giving an individual a SECRET or TOP SECRET clearance, the government should have the right to ask him or her detailed, personal questions in the following areas: Alcohol use (ASKDRINK)
TOTAL%
1) Definitely should99567.5
2) Probably should36024.4
3) Probably should not654.4
4) Definitely should not302.0
8) Dont know130.9
9) No answer110.7
TOTAL1474100.0


BLUELAWS from Winthrop University Student Religion Survey, 1996

Do you approve of the blue laws in South Carolina (laws that forbid things like the sale of alcohol on Sundays)? (BLUELAWS)
TOTAL%
1) Definitely yes9531.5
2) Probably yes4514.9
3) Unsure3210.6
4) Probably not4715.6
5) Definitely not8327.5
TOTAL302100.0


YDRUGS from Young Adolescents and Their Parents: A National Study, 1984 - Youth Component

I worry about all the drugs and drinking I see around me. (YDRUGS)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all1,25115.7
2) Very little1,71321.5
3) Somewhat2,18227.4
4) Quite a bit1,52319.1
5) Very much1,28716.2
TOTAL7956100.0


YDRNKBR from Young Adolescents and Their Parents: A National Study, 1984 - Youth Component

Jim is 13. Sometimes he and his friends get together to drink a couple cans of beer. How right or wrong are they to do this? (YDRNKBR)
TOTAL%
1) Very wrong3,75646.7
2) Wrong2,32828.9
3) Not sure1,34316.7
4) Right3594.5
5) Very right2593.2
TOTAL8045100.0


DRKNMOD from Survey of Northern California Church Bodies, 1963

There has always been a good deal of discussion among Christians about how people ought to act in their daily lives. It is not always clear what characteristics ought to be admired and which ones we should disapprove of. Below you will find a series of descriptions of ways in which people act; for each, would you decide how much you would admire or disapprove of a person who acted this way. -- Drinks moderately (DRKNMOD)
TOTAL%
1) Admire him for it1013.6
2) Think it was all right1,86467.0
3) Be mildly disapproving of him55219.8
4) Be highly disapproving of him2669.6
TOTAL2783100.0


AGNSDRNK from Survey of Northern California Church Bodies, 1963

Would you please think about each of the religious beliefs listed below and then indicate how certain you are that it is true. -- Jesus was opposed to all drinking of alcohol. (AGNSDRNK)
TOTAL%
1) Completely true2218.1
2) Probably true2549.4
3) Probably not true82930.5
4) Definitely not true1,41252.0
TOTAL2716100.0


DRNKLIQR from Survey of Northern California Church Bodies, 1963

Now looking at the following list of items, would you please indicate whether you think it will definitely prevent salvation, possibly prevent salvation, or probably has no influence on salvation. -- Drinking liquor (DRNKLIQR)
TOTAL%
1) Definitely prevent salvation1656.2
2) May Possibly prevent salvation94035.1
3) Probably has no influence on salvation1,57358.7
TOTAL2678100.0


PWRLIQUR from Survey of Northern California Church Bodies, 1963

Many people say some groups have too much power in this country and some have not enough, but they often disagree on which groups have too much or too little. For each of the following groups of people in America, please decide whether you think they have too much power, too little, or about the right amount of power in our nations affairs. -- The liquor industry (PWRLIQUR)
TOTAL%
1) Too much power1,53965.5
2) Too little power271.1
3) Just the right amount of power78333.3
TOTAL2349100.0


FRTDRINK from Young Adolescents and Their Parents: A National Study, 1984 - Father Component

Jim is 13. Sometimes he and his friends get together to drink a couple cans of beer. How right or wrong are they to do this? (FRTDRINK)
TOTAL%
1) Very wrong2,21952.4
2) Wrong1,70740.3
3) Im not sure2125.0
4) Right350.8
5) Very right631.5
TOTAL4236100.0


HARDLIQR from Salt Lake City and San Francisco Surveys of Mormons, 1967-1969 (San Francisco Sample)

Most of us probably feel that failure to live up to the Lords commandments will have an adverse effect on our standing in His eyes, but that weakness in some commandments might be more serious than weakness in others. By circling the appropriate numbers below, please indicate how serious you believe each of the following to be -- Drinking hard liquor such as whiskey (HARDLIQR)
TOTAL%
1) Very serious8931.1
2) Fairly serious7927.6
3) Not very serious5418.9
4) Scarcely matters at all6021.0
5) Cant decide41.4
TOTAL286100.0


BEER from Salt Lake City and San Francisco Surveys of Mormons, 1967-1969 (San Francisco Sample)

Most of us probably feel that failure to live up to the Lords commandments will have an adverse effect on our standing in His eyes, but that weakness in some commandments might be more serious than weakness in others. By circling the appropriate numbers below, please indicate how serious you believe each of the following to be -- Drinking beer (BEER)
TOTAL%
1) Very serious6021.2
2) Fairly serious8128.6
3) Not very serious6824.0
4) Scarcely matters at all6924.4
5) Cant decide51.8
TOTAL283100.0


DRYUS from Southern Focus Poll, South Survey, Fall 1999

There should be a law forbidding the sale of all beer, wine, and liquor throughout the nation. (DRYUS)
TOTAL%
1) Agree17220.3
2) Disagree64676.3
3) Dont know/Cant say/No answer293.4
TOTAL847100.0


FDRGDRNK from Young Adolescents and Their Parents: A National Study, 1984 - Father Component

I (meaning my child) worry - About all the drugs and drinking I see around me. (FDRGDRNK)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all94622.1
2) Very little1,41433.0
3) Somewhat1,34531.4
4) Quite a bit4139.6
5) Very much1633.8
TOTAL4281100.0


FWDRUGS from Young Adolescents and Their Parents: A National Study, 1984 - Father Component

In being a parent, how much does the following worry or concern you? - Your childs being around drugs and alcohol (FWDRUGS)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all3768.8
2) A little73917.3
3) Some94822.2
4) Quite a bit96422.6
5) Very much1,24629.2
TOTAL4273100.0


MPARDRNK from Young Adolescents and Their Parents: A National Study, 1984 - Mother Component

I (meaning my child) worry - About how much my mother or father drinks. (MPARDRNK)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all4,55176.1
2) Very little75612.6
3) Somewhat4046.8
4) Quite a bit1522.5
5) Very much1182.0
TOTAL5981100.0


MDRGDRNK from Young Adolescents and Their Parents: A National Study, 1984 - Mother Component

I (meaning my child) worry - About all the drugs and drinking I see around me. (MDRGDRNK)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all1,49325.0
2) Very little1,78229.8
3) Somewhat1,89131.6
4) Quite a bit59810.0
5) Very much2193.7
TOTAL5983100.0


MWDRUGS from Young Adolescents and Their Parents: A National Study, 1984 - Mother Component

In being a parent, how much does the following worry or concern you? - Your childs being around drugs and alcohol (MWDRUGS)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all66511.1
2) A little1,12718.9
3) Some1,41723.7
4) Quite a bit1,13819.1
5) Very much1,62427.2
TOTAL5971100.0


MRTDRINK from Young Adolescents and Their Parents: A National Study, 1984 - Mother Component

Jim is 13. Sometimes he and his friends get together to drink a couple cans of beer. How right or wrong are they to do this? (MRTDRINK)
TOTAL%
1) Very wrong4,00167.4
2) Wrong1,71128.8
3) Im not sure1322.2
4) Right210.4
5) Very right711.2
TOTAL5936100.0


ABSTAIN from Middletown Area Study, 1998

ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ATTEND CHURCH: To what extent does your congregation teach that to be in Gods favor a person needs to completely give up many behaviors that one might otherwise enjoy, such as drinking alcohol and dancing? (ABSTAIN)
TOTAL%
1) It is a major teaching of your congregation7319.4
2) It is one of the teachings6417.0
3) It is mentioned once in a while9926.3
4) It is never mentioned12533.2
9) Dont know164.2
TOTAL377100.0


ABSTAIN from Middletown Area Study, 1997

ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ATTEND CHURCH: To what extent does your congregation teach that to be in Gods favor a person needs to completely give up many behaviors that one might otherwise enjoy, such as drinking alcohol and dancing? Would you say: (ABSTAIN)
TOTAL%
1) It is a major teaching of your congregation5020.4
2) It is one of the teachings4518.4
3) It is mentioned once in a while7831.8
4) It is never mentioned5221.2
9) Dont know208.2
TOTAL245100.0


GIVEUP from Middletown Area Study, 2002

To what extent does the congregation you attend teach that to be in Gods favor a person needs to completely give up many behaviors that one might otherwise enjoy, such as drinking, dancing and gambling? Would you say: (GIVEUP)
TOTAL%
1) It is never mentioned4018.6
2) It is mentioned once in a while6731.2
3) It is one of the teachings5726.5
4) It is a major teaching of your church5123.7
TOTAL215100.0


ALCOHOL from Middletown Area Study, 1987

How serious is the problem of alcoholism in Delaware County? (ALCOHOL)
TOTAL%
1) Very serious112.8
2) Somewhat serious12631.7
3) Not at all serious16240.7
4) Dont know9924.9
TOTAL398100.0




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