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I worry about all the drugs and drinking I see around me. (YDRUGS)
  TOTAL %
1) Not at all 1,251 15.7
2) Very little 1,713 21.5
3) Somewhat 2,182 27.4
4) Quite a bit 1,523 19.1
5) Very much 1,287 16.2
TOTAL7,956100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: Denominations
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


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 power 1,539 65.5
2) Too little power 27 1.1
3) Just the right amount of power 783 33.3
TOTAL2,349100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Regional Sample
Frame: Congregations
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mailed


I (meaning my child) worry - About all the drugs and drinking I see around me. (FDRGDRNK)
  TOTAL %
1) Not at all 946 22.1
2) Very little 1,414 33
3) Somewhat 1,345 31.4
4) Quite a bit 413 9.6
5) Very much 163 3.8
TOTAL4,281100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: Denominations
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Other


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 all 376 8.8
2) A little 739 17.3
3) Some 948 22.2
4) Quite a bit 964 22.6
5) Very much 1,246 29.2
TOTAL4,273100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: Denominations
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Other


I (meaning my child) worry - About how much my mother or father drinks. (MPARDRNK)
  TOTAL %
1) Not at all 4,551 76.1
2) Very little 756 12.6
3) Somewhat 404 6.8
4) Quite a bit 152 2.5
5) Very much 118 2
TOTAL5,981100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: Denominations
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


I (meaning my child) worry - About all the drugs and drinking I see around me. (MDRGDRNK)
  TOTAL %
1) Not at all 1,493 25
2) Very little 1,782 29.8
3) Somewhat 1,891 31.6
4) Quite a bit 598 10
5) Very much 219 3.7
TOTAL5,983100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: Denominations
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


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 all 665 11.1
2) A little 1,127 18.9
3) Some 1,417 23.7
4) Quite a bit 1,138 19.1
5) Very much 1,624 27.2
TOTAL5,971100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: Denominations
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


How serious is the problem of alcoholism in Delaware County? (ALCOHOL)
  TOTAL %
1) Very serious 11 2.8
2) Somewhat serious 126 31.7
3) Not at all serious 162 40.7
4) Dont know 99 24.9
TOTAL398100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


(alcohol_98) Does your congregation prohibit the use of alcohol? (ALCOHL98)
  TOTAL %
-3) All other missing data 2 0.8
1) Yes 59 22.5
2) No 201 76.7
TOTAL262100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: Congregations
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


(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 data 1 0.4
1) Yes 230 87.8
2) No 18 6.9
3) Dont know 13 5
TOTAL262100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: Congregations
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


(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 data 1 0.4
1) Yes 200 76.3
2) No 55 21
3) Dont know 6 2.3
TOTAL262100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: Congregations
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Does your congregation or denomination have any special rules or prohibitions regarding the following? Drinking alcohol. (PROHIB2)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 100 24.9
2) No 302 75.1
TOTAL402100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: Congregations
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Other


How much does your congregation, in its worship and education, emphasize the following home and personal practices? Abstinence from alcohol (NODRINK)
  TOTAL %
0) Missing 3,070 21.5
1) Not at all 2,703 18.9
2) A little 2,000 14
3) Some 2,625 18.4
4) Quite a bit 1,770 12.4
5) A great deal 2,104 14.7
TOTAL14,272100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: Congregations
Sample: Other
Mode: Mixed-mode


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 congregation 73 19.4
2) It is one of the teachings 64 17
3) It is mentioned once in a while 99 26.3
4) It is never mentioned 125 33.2
9) Dont know 16 4.2
TOTAL377100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


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 congregation 50 20.4
2) It is one of the teachings 45 18.4
3) It is mentioned once in a while 78 31.8
4) It is never mentioned 52 21.2
9) Dont know 20 8.2
TOTAL245100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


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 mentioned 40 18.6
2) It is mentioned once in a while 67 31.2
3) It is one of the teachings 57 26.5
4) It is a major teaching of your church 51 23.7
TOTAL215100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


For/Against: What about raising the drinking age to 21 throughout the United States? (85) (DRINKING)
  TOTAL %
-1) RF/DK 13 3
0) Against 0 0
1) For 427 97
TOTAL440100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


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 should 884 62.3
2) Probably should 370 26.1
3) Probably should not 86 6.1
4) Definitely should not 40 2.8
8) Dont know 32 2.3
9) No answer 7 0.5
TOTAL1,419100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


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 should 1,019 69.8
2) Probably should 317 21.7
3) Probably should not 67 4.6
4) Definitely should not 28 1.9
8) Dont know 25 1.7
9) No answer 4 0.3
TOTAL1,460100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


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 should 865 62.4
2) Probably should 362 26.1
3) Probably should not 88 6.3
4) Definitely should not 38 2.7
8) Dont know 25 1.8
9) No answer 9 0.6
TOTAL1,387100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


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 agree 260 25.4
2) Mildly agree 362 35.3
3) Mildly disagree 124 12.1
4) Strongly disagree 257 25.1
9) Dont know/Refused 22 2.1
TOTAL1,025100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


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 agree 121 23.6
2) Mildly agree 202 39.5
3) Mildly disagree 39 7.6
4) Strongly disagree 150 29.3
TOTAL512100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


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 agree 117 24.4
2) Mildly agree 131 27.3
3) Mildly disagree 47 9.8
4) Strongly disagree 184 38.4
TOTAL479100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


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 agree 248 24.9
2) Mildly agree 346 34.8
3) Mildly disagree 111 11.2
4) Strongly disagree 289 29.1
TOTAL994100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


There should be a law forbidding the sale of all beer, wine, and liquor throughout the nation. (DRYUS)
  TOTAL %
1) Agree 42 10.4
2) Disagree 348 86.6
3) Dont know / Cant say / No answer 12 3
TOTAL402100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Regional Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


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 should 995 67.5
2) Probably should 360 24.4
3) Probably should not 65 4.4
4) Definitely should not 30 2
8) Dont know 13 0.9
9) No answer 11 0.7
TOTAL1,474100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


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 yes 95 31.5
2) Probably yes 45 14.9
3) Unsure 32 10.6
4) Probably not 47 15.6
5) Definitely not 83 27.5
TOTAL302100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: The target population for this survey was students at Winthrop University, a state university in South Carolina.
Frame: Other
Sample: Unknown
Mode: Other


There should be a law forbidding the sale of all beer, wine, and liquor throughout the nation. (DRYUS)
  TOTAL %
1) Agree 172 20.3
2) Disagree 646 76.3
3) Dont know/Cant say/No answer 29 3.4
TOTAL847100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Regional Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


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 justified 55 9.2
2) Sometimes justified 385 64.2
3) Never justified 156 26
8) Dont know 4 0.7
9) Refused 0 0
TOTAL600100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: Korea
Frame: Other
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


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 justified 18 2.8
2) Sometimes justified 95 14.6
3) Never justified 534 82
8) Dont know 4 0.6
9) Refused 0 0
TOTAL651100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: Nigeria
Frame: Other
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


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 justified 122 16.8
2) Sometimes justified 89 12.3
3) Never justified 499 68.7
8) Dont know 15 2.1
9) Refused 1 0.1
TOTAL726100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: India
Frame: Other
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Q37 How do you feel about the following... a. The consumption of alcohol (Q37A)
  TOTAL %
1) Always wrong 139 8.2
2) Almost always wrong 132 7.8
3) Only wrong sometimes 709 41.9
4) Not wrong at all 711 42
TOTAL1,691100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mixed-mode


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 justified 662 6
2) Sometimes justified 3,457 31.3
3) Never justified 6,687 60.6
8) Dont know 190 1.7
9) Refused 32 0.3
TOTAL11,028100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: United States; Brazil, Chile and Guatemala in Latin America; Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa in Africa; and India, the Philippines and South Korea in Asia.
Frame: Other
Sample: Unknown
Mode: Other


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 acceptable 3,446 13.8
2) Morally wrong 16,496 65.9
3) Not a moral issue 3,387 13.5
4) Depends on situation 1,421 5.7
8) Dont know 196 0.8
9) Refused 84 0.3
TOTAL25,030100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: sub-Saharan Africa (Botswana, Cameroon, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea Bissau, Kenya, Liberia, Mali, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania)
Frame: Other
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


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 justified 77 11
2) Sometimes justified 308 44
3) Never justified 312 44.6
8) Dont know 3 0.4
9) Refused 0 0
TOTAL700100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: Brazil, urban areas
Frame: Other
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


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 justified 41 6.8
2) Sometimes justified 188 31.3
3) Never justified 338 56.3
8) Dont know 28 4.7
9) Refused 5 0.8
TOTAL600100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: Chile
Frame: Other
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


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) Okay 548 18.3
2) Not okay 2,332 77.7
3) (VOL.) Depends 99 3.3
9) (VOL.) Dont know/Refused 23 0.8
TOTAL3,002100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


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 justified 26 2.6
2) Sometimes justified 402 40.2
3) Never justified 568 56.8
8) Dont know 4 0.4
9) Refused 0 0
TOTAL1,000100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: The Philippines
Frame: Other
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


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 justified 76 9.5
2) Sometimes justified 290 36.3
3) Never justified 416 52
8) Dont know 17 2.1
9) Refused 1 0.1
TOTAL800100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: South Africa
Frame: Other
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


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 justified 72 9.7
2) Sometimes justified 429 58
3) Never justified 217 29.3
8) Dont know 18 2.4
9) Refused 4 0.5
TOTAL740100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


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 tolerated 143 12.9
2) Wrong for all, but should be tolerated 54 4.9
3) Right for some, but not for me personally 169 15.2
4) Right for me, but not necessarily for others 177 16
5) Right for all 94 8.5
6) Not a moral issue 472 42.6
TOTAL1,109100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


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 tolerated 223 11.3
2) Wrong for all, but should be tolerated 282 14.2
3) Right for some, but not for me personally 559 28.2
4) Right for me, but not necessarily for others 356 18
5) Right for all 212 10.7
6) Not a moral issue 349 17.6
TOTAL1,981100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Is drinking alcohol morally acceptable, morally wrong, or is it not a moral issue? [Form 2 only] (Q180D) (MORAL_A)
  TOTAL %
1) Morally acceptable 893 20.2
2) Morally wrong 661 15
3) Not a moral issue 2,472 56.1
4) Depends on situation (VOL.) 271 6.1
9) Dont know/Refused (VOL.) 113 2.6
TOTAL4,410100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


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 justified 23 3.5
2) Sometimes justified 194 29.7
3) Never justified 436 66.7
8) Dont know 1 0.2
9) Refused 0 0
TOTAL654100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: Kenya
Frame: Other
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


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 justified 37 3.7
2) Sometimes justified 154 15.3
3) Never justified 796 79.2
8) Dont know 12 1.2
9) Refused 6 0.6
TOTAL1,005100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: Guatemala
Frame: Other
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


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 drink 1,575 45.7
2) Take the glass but only pretend to drink it 429 12.5
3) Drink with them but not feel great about it 323 9.4
4) Drink with them without worrying about it 875 25.4
5) Dont know 241 7
TOTAL3,443100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: Other
Sample: Non-Random
Mode: In-Person


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 serious 313 34.2
2) Fairly serious 306 33.4
3) Not very serious 184 20.1
4) Scarcely matters at all 101 11
5) Cant decide 11 1.2
TOTAL915100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: Regional samples of Mormons in Salt Lake City, UT and San Francisco, CA
Frame: Denominations
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mailed


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 serious 462 50.3
2) Fairly serious 250 27.2
3) Not very serious 122 13.3
4) Scarcely matters at all 77 8.4
5) Cant decide 8 0.9
TOTAL919100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: Regional samples of Mormons in Salt Lake City, UT and San Francisco, CA
Frame: Denominations
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mailed


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 wrong 3,756 46.7
2) Wrong 2,328 28.9
3) Not sure 1,343 16.7
4) Right 359 4.5
5) Very right 259 3.2
TOTAL8,045100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: Denominations
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


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 it 101 3.6
2) Think it was all right 1,864 67
3) Be mildly disapproving of him 552 19.8
4) Be highly disapproving of him 266 9.6
TOTAL2,783100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Regional Sample
Frame: Congregations
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mailed


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 true 221 8.1
2) Probably true 254 9.4
3) Probably not true 829 30.5
4) Definitely not true 1,412 52
TOTAL2,716100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Regional Sample
Frame: Congregations
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mailed


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 salvation 165 6.2
2) May Possibly prevent salvation 940 35.1
3) Probably has no influence on salvation 1,573 58.7
TOTAL2,678100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Regional Sample
Frame: Congregations
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mailed


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 serious 60 21.2
2) Fairly serious 81 28.6
3) Not very serious 68 24
4) Scarcely matters at all 69 24.4
5) Cant decide 5 1.8
TOTAL283100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame: Denominations
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mailed


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 serious 89 31.1
2) Fairly serious 79 27.6
3) Not very serious 54 18.9
4) Scarcely matters at all 60 21
5) Cant decide 4 1.4
TOTAL286100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame: Denominations
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mailed


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 wrong 2,219 52.4
2) Wrong 1,707 40.3
3) Im not sure 212 5
4) Right 35 0.8
5) Very right 63 1.5
TOTAL4,236100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: Denominations
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Other


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 wrong 4,001 67.4
2) Wrong 1,711 28.8
3) Im not sure 132 2.2
4) Right 21 0.4
5) Very right 71 1.2
TOTAL5,936100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: Denominations
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


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Concern: How concerns is the respondent about alcohol use?
Congregational Attitude: Does the respondent's congregation prohibit or discourage alcohol use?
Legality: This question type asks the respondent's opinion on current or prospective laws regarding alcohol
Morality: How does the respondent feel about the morality of alcohol consumption?

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