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2.) STATE: State
3.) GENDER: Gender
7.) JEWR: ONLY THOSE RESPONDENTS RAISED JEWISH WERE ASKED: Were you raised [ORTHODOX, CONSERVATIVE, REFORM]?
10.) JEW: ASKED RELIGIOUS PREFERENCE NOW JUDAISM/JEWISH WERE ASKED: Is that [ORTHODOX, CONSERVATIVE, REFORM]?
11.) OREL: Have you ever been anything other than (preference indicated in RELIGR AND RELIG)?
18.) RELSTRG: Would you call yourself strong or not very strong (current religious preference provided in RELIG)?
19.) CLRELIG: Feel pretty close to other in general, or don't feel much closer to them than to other people
20.) CHURCH: Are you a member of a church/synagogue?
21.) CONGIMPT: How important would you say this particular congregation is in your life? -- Would you say it is
22.) MEMGROW: Is this congregation growing in membership, or is it declining?
23.) CHRURAL: Is the church/synagogue in downtown of a city, in a suburb, in a small town, a rural area, or where?
24.) ATTEND: How often do you attend religious services?
25.) ATTEND10: When you were young, 8 or 10 years old, how often did you attend Sunday school or church/synagogue?
26.) ATTEND20: When you were older, early 20s, say. How often did you attend Sunday school or church/synagogue?
27.) DROP: 2 yr or more when you did not attend church/synagogue, apart from wedding, funeral & special holiday
29.) RETURN: ASKED NO ATTEND 2YEARS OR MORE. -- Did you ever start attending church/synagogue again?
31.) ACTIVECH: You are more involved church/synagogue now than 5 yrs ago, less invovled, or about same
32.) CHILDREN: To be sure we have a good cross section of respondents. Do you have any children?
34.) MARRIED: Are you currently [MARRIED, WIDOWED, DIVORCED, SEPARATED, NEVER MARRIED]?
36.) PBORN: ASKED RESPONDENTS THAT WERE BORN IN THE U.S.: Were both your parents born in this country?
42.) CLETHNIC: In general, feel close to others from same national background or dont feel closer than to others
55.) PRAY: Now a few questions of a more personal, religious sort -- About how often do you pray?
56.) READBIBL: Within the last year, have you, yourself, read any part of the Bible at home?
57.) GRACE: At your meals at home, does anyone say grace or give thanks to God aloud?
58.) BRNAGAIN: "Born again" or had "born again" experience, turn point in life you commit yourself to Christ
59.) CLRELATV: Are you very close to many of them, to a few of them, or hardly any of them?
60.) CLNGHBOR: How about people who live in your neighborhood? Are you close to
61.) CLSCHOOL: What about people grew up with & went to school with? Still feel close to
62.) CLWORK: How about people you work with? Do you feel very close to many, a few, or hardly any of them?
63.) CLCHURCH: How about people you know at your church/synagogue? How many of them do you feel very close to
64.) VOLORGS: Outside your church, are you active in any clubs or organizations?
69.) FRNDNET: Close friends, relatives, co-workers, friends school & church. -- How many of them know each other?
70.) NGHBNET: Close friends, relatives, co-workers, friends school/church -- How many of them live in local area
71.) ETHNCNET: Close friend,relative,co-worker,friend school/church How many same national/ethnic background as you
72.) FRATTEND: Close friend,relative,co-worker,friend school/church- How many attend church/synagogue regular basis
73.) CHRCHNET: Close friend, relative,co-worker,friend school/church- Attend your church/synagogue on regular basis
74.) REGIONID: Would you say that you're a (Southerner; Westerner; Midwesterner; New Englander) or not?
75.) CLREGION: Feel close to (South, West, Midwestern; New Englanders) in general, or dont feel closer than others
76.) CHSPIRIT: Agree/disagree--Most churches and synagogues today have lost the real spiritual part of religion.
77.) CHOPEN: Agree or disagree -- Most religious congregations are warm and accepting toward outsiders.
78.) CHMORAL: The rules about morality preached by churches and synagogues today are just too restrictive.
79.) RELINDIV: An individual should arrive at his/her own religious beliefs, independent of any church/synagogue
80.) SCIREL: Do you tend to agree or disagree -- Science and religion will always be in conflict.
81.) BIBLIT: Agree/disagree -- The bible is the actual word of God and is to be taken literally, word for word.
82.) CONSCIEN: Good Christian/Jew should follow his/her conscience, even if going against organized religion teach
83.) BELONGCH: Agree/disagree -- Being a church member is an important way to become established in a community.
84.) IDEOLOGY: Here are a few questions about politics. -- Would you describe your overall political views as
85.) PRESVOTE: In the last election, which presidential candidate did you vote for, or didn't you vote?
86.) UNIONS: Do you think labor unions in this country have too much power or too little power?
87.) FEDGOV: Should the federal government spend more money on welfare, or should it spend less?
88.) DEFENSE: Should the federal government spend more on defense, or should it spend less?
89.) ENVIRON: Should the federal government spend more or less on protecting the environment?
90.) ETERLIFE: Here are some more questions about religion. -- Do you believe in eternal life?
91.) REINCARN: Do you believe in reincarnation that is, we've had previous lives?
92.) DEVIL: Here are some more questions about religion. -- Do you believe in the Devil that is, Satan?
93.) ASTROLOG: Questions about religion. -- Do you believe in astrology that is, that the stars affect our destiny?
94.) GHOSTS: Here are some more questions about religion. -- Do you believe in ghosts?
95.) MEDITATE: Practice techniques, taught by Transcendental Meditation, Zen, the Divine Light Mission, or others
96.) SHRELFAM: Do most members of your family, or the people you live with, share your views about religion?
97.) SHRELOTH: People w/ everyt day, people outside your family: Do most of them share your views about religion?
98.) RELIMPRT: How important would you say religion generally is in your own life?
99.) CHCOMMUN: Church/synagogue place worship in community w/ friends, or place to be alone with God?
100.) CHINHERT: Church passed from generation to generation, or something needs to be freely chosen by each person
101.) CHCHANGE: Think of church, do you think of something always changing, or something that changes very little
102.) CHESSENT: You believe a person can be a good Christian or Jew if he or she doesn't attend church or synagogue?
103.) DOUBT: Can someone be a good Christian or Jew if he or she has doubts whether God exists?
104.) CAREER: Agree/disagree -- Commitment to a meaningful career is one of the most important things in life.
105.) TRADIT: People who question the old and accepted ways of doing things usually just end up causing trouble.
106.) GDWITHIN: Agree or disagree-- People have God within them, so churches aren't really necessary.
107.) WORK2ND: Relationships with family and friends are more important than what one does in one's work.
108.) ABORT: A married woman who doesn't want any more children should be able to obtain a legal abortion.
109.) PMARSEX: Sex relations before marriage always morally wrong, usually morally wrong or sometimes morally wrong
110.) HOMOSEX: Homosexual relations are always morally wrong, ususally morally wrong, sometimes morally wrong?
111.) DEATHPEN: Death penalty Is it always morally wrong, usually morally wrong, or only sometimes morally wrong?
112.) CHEATTAX: Cheat on your taxes is always morally wrong, usually morally wrong or only sometimes morally wrong
113.) ABORTION: Abortion is it always morally wrong, usually morally wrong, or only sometimes morally wrong?
114.) INSURECT: Overthowing govt is always morally wrong, usually morally wrong, or only sometimes morally wrong?
115.) MAREQUAL: Equality in marriage is a good thing, but, husband ought to have main say-so in family matters
116.) LOCNEWS: Despite newspaper & TV coverage national & international rarely seem as interesting as own community
117.) LOCROOTS: Greater respect people well-established in hometown than people who widely known, but no local roots
118.) WOMENJOB: Job outside home is good for a married woman because it gives her more chance to develop as a person
119.) CAREER2: People owe to self to be the best they can in their job or career, even if have less time for others
120.) WOMENORD: I support the ordination of women; that is, I think women should be allowed to be ministers.
121.) LIVEUS: WANT TO REMAIN WITHIN THE SAME STATE: If you could live anywhere you wanted, where would you live?
124.) FOLLOWUP: We may want to follow up these questions sometime in the future. If we do, may we contact you again?