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2.) RELIGION: Do you consider yourself to be Protestant, Catholic, Jewish, nothing in particular, something else
3.) CATHOLIC: [IF RELIGION=5] Would you say that you are either a Catholic or Eastern Orthodox Christian or not?
5.) ATTEND: How often have you been attending church/synagogue services in the last year?
6.) FAITHIMP: [RELIGION=1-3 or 5-7] How important would you say your religious faith currently is in your own life
7.) BIGENUF: Do you think being devoted to raise good family big contribution to world? Or people more than that?
8.) XIANNATN: Do you think United States was founded as a Christian nation based on Christian principles, or not?
9.) PRIVATE: Religion private matter should be kept out of public debates over social & political issues or not
10.) CHNGLAWS: Improve American society you have to change laws & institutions? Or enough just to change individual
11.) MORALS: Morals should be based absolute, unchanged standards? Or no moral absolutes, decide self right/wrong
12.) XIANLAWS: Christian morality should be law of land, even though not all Americans are Christians, or not?
13.) BREAKDWN: Do you think we are seeing a serious breakdown of American society, or not?
15.) SCHLPRAY: Which represents your own beliefs about prayer in public school
16.) ABORTION: Abortion should be legal in all cases, in most cases only a few cases, or illegal in all cases?
17.) END_MARR: Do you think marriage should be ended if the marriage becomes empty and unfulfilling, or not?
18.) EQUALPAR: Do you think that husbands and wives should be equal partners in everything in marriage, or not?
19.) MARITAL: Are you currently: [IF 3 AND 4, CODE AS 3]
20.) DIVORCED: Have you ever been divorced?
25.) SEX: [IF NOT SURE ABOUT RESPONDENT'S SEX] And are you male or female?
27.) HHSIZE: How many people who live in your household are 18 years old or older, including yourself?
28.) SINFUL: Do you think that human beings are basically good, basically sinful, or both good and sinful?
29.) INSPIRED: [ASKED OF GROUP 1 AND GROUP 2] Do you believe the Bible is the inspired word of God, or not?
30.) MYSAVIOR: You committed your life to Jesus Christ as personal Lord &Savior or no describe your religious faith
31.) HOPESALV: Only hope for salvation through personal faith in Jesus Christ or other ways to salvation
32.) DOUBTS: How often in the last few years have you had doubts about whether your Christian beliefs are true?
33.) HOW_LIVE: How do you know how God wants you to live? (PROMPT: Which do you think is most important?)
37.) METHODST: United Methodist, African Methodist Episcopal, Free Methodist, or other Methodist group
38.) PRESBYTR: Presbyterian in USA, Presbyterian in America, Orthodox Presbyterian, Evangelical Presbyterian, other
39.) LUTHERAN: l Lutheran Church in America, the Missouri Synod, the Wisconsin Synod, or some other Lutheran group?
40.) REFORMED: Is that the Christian Reformed Church, the Reformed Church in America, or some other Reformed group?
41.) BRETHEN: Church of Brethren, Plymouth Brethren, United Brethren in Christ, or some other Brethren group?
42.) CONGREGA: Is that the United Church of Christ or just a Congregational church?
43.) XIANDENO: Christian mean Christian Church(Disciples of Christ),other Christian denomination, or just Christian
44.) UCC: WHO ANSWERED 20 TO DENOM_1 OR DENOM_2] Is that the Church of Christ or the United Church of Christ?
45.) CHCH_GOD: Church of God or Anderson, IN; Church of God of Cleveland, TN, Church of God in Christ; or other
46.) HOLINESS: [ASKED OF THOSE IN GROUP 1 WHO ANSWERED 30 TO DENOM_1 OR DENOM_2] Is that
47.) PENTECOS: is it called exactly? Is that part of a larger church or denomination? What is that church called?
48.) CHARISMA: Is that charismatic church associated w/ any denomination, Pentecostal church or non-denominational
50.) JUSTPROT: WHO ANSWERED 33 TO DENOM_1 OR DENOM_2] Does your church have any denominational affiliation at all?
51.) INDYDENO: Independent fundamentalist, independent charistmatic, independent evangelical, or what?
52.) HUSBHEAD: Do you think that the husband should be the head of the family, or not?
53.) HHSPIRIT: You think it means to be head of family? Husband responsible to give spiritual direction for family
54.) HHAUTHOR: Does it mean that the husband should be the final authority in decision-making, or not?
55.) HHBREADW: Does [head of the family] mean that the husband should be the primary breadwinner, or not?
56.) WMPASTOR: Do you think that women should be allowed to hold the position of head pastor, or not?
59.) SOLVSELF: You think enough became Christians, many America's social problems naturally solve themselves or not
60.) OWNMORAL: You think everyone should have right to live by own morality, even if not Christian morality, or not
61.) ATTACKED: Do you think that Christian values are under attack in the United States today, or not?
62.) NOTOFFND: Do you try hard not to offend people around you with your Christian views, or not?
63.) TRYCHANG: You think Christians should try to change American society to better reflect God's will, or not?
64.) ZSAVSOUL: Reason Christians should not try to change society. Christians should focus on saving souls instead
65.) ZWORSEN: The Bible prophesies that the world will grow worse and worse and we can't change that.
66.) ZNO_IMPO: Christians should not be trying to impose their religion on American society.
67.) ZSEPARAT: Christians should separate from the world and live radically different lifestyles.
68.) XCONVERT: How important is converting people to Jesus Christ, as a way to change American society?
69.) XCHARITY: How important is Christians giving money to charity, as a way to change American society?
70.) XVOLTEER: How important is Christians volunteering for local community orgs, as way to change American society
71.) XPOLITIC: How important Christians working for political reform, as a way to change American society?
72.) XINTELEC: Important is defending biblical world view in intellectual circles as way to change American society
73.) XRADLIFE: Christian way of life radically different from mainstream America, as way change American society
74.) CONFLICT: Christians need try change society use ways may cause conflict &set people against each other or not
75.) WHOSTAND: Churches & denomination should take stands on social, economic & political. Or left up to individual
76.) RACISM: You think that racism is a top priority that Christians should be working to help overcome, or not?
77.) RGETKNOW: Way that Christians should work against racism? Try to get to know people from another race?
78.) RINTCONG: Way that Christians should work against racism? Work to racially integrate church congregations?
79.) RINTHOUS: Way that Christians should work against racism? Work to racially integrate residential neighborhoods
80.) RJOBLEGA: Way that Christians should work against racism? Work against discrimination job market&legal systems
81.) COALITIO: Often rely conservative Chrsitian leader or political org to help you decide how to vote in election
82.) FEMHOST: In general, do you think feminists are hostile to your moral and spiritual values or not?
83.) MEDHOST: In general, do you think the mass media is hostile to your moral and spiritual values or not?
84.) PSCHHOST: In general, do you think the public schools are hostile to your moral and spiritual values or not?
85.) DIFF_ARE: How different do you think Christians values & lifestyles are from rest of American society today?
86.) DIFF_SHD: How different do you think Christians' values & lifestyles should be from rest of American society
87.) REVIVAL: How likely or unlikely do you think a Christian revival will sweep America in the coming years?
88.) SATDECID: How satisfied are you with the way that you and your wife make decisions in your marriage?
89.) SPIRLEAD: Who usually takes the lead in spiritual matters in your family, you or your wife?
90.) SAYSO_1: Who say has more "say-so" you or your wife when it comes to making decisions about financial matters
91.) SAYSO_2: [IF CHILDREN=1-10] Who would you say has more "say-so," you or your wife...about child rearing?
92.) SAYSO_3: Who would you say has more "say-so," you or your wife...about how to spend leisure time?
93.) SAYSO_4: Who would you say has more "say-so," you or your wife...about who should work outside the home?
94.) GIVE_IN: You & your wife disagree about important decisions, who usually gives in & goes along w/ what others
95.) EDPRIOR1: Priority you think each should be for children's edu: learning job skills to get ahead in life?
96.) EDPRIOR2: Priority for children's edu: learning to get in touch w/ who they are & express their feelings
97.) EDPRIOR3: Priority for children's edu: learning to understand and respect other races, religions and cultures?
98.) EDPRIOR4: How high a priority you think each should be for children's education: learning to obey authority?
99.) EDPRIOR5: What about...learning to think about life from a Christian/religious perspective?
100.) TEACHREL: Do you think public schools should teach students about the major religious traditions, or not?
101.) TEACHSCI: Do you think public school instruction should include Christian views of science and history, or not
102.) SCHMORAL: Christian parents choose to deal w/ moral issues in public schoools. Which appeals to you?
103.) TEACHMOR: Views about teaching morality in public school. Which do you most agree with
104.) SCHFOCUS: Educating children, Christians should focus: 1.Public Schools 2. Christian Schools 3. Home Schooling
105.) ACTGIVE1: Done activity in last 2 year: Given money or time to a Christian political organization or candidate
106.) ACTGIVE2: Done within last 2 years:Given money or time to a non-Christian political organization or candidate?
107.) ACTLOBBY: Have you done within last 2 years: Written, called or visited elected officials?
108.) ACTPROTE: Have you done within last 2 years: Participated in public protests or demonstrations?
109.) ACTEDUC: Have you done within last 2 years: Tried to educate yourself about a political or social issue?
110.) ACTVOL1: Done within last 2 years:Volunteered for a church/synagogue program that serves the local community?
111.) ACTVOL2: Done in last 2 years: Volunteered for local community organization not related to church/synagogue
112.) ACTEXMPL: Done last 2 years: Worked hard in your daily life to set a Christian example for people around you?
113.) ACTDEFND: Done within last 2 years: Tried to defend the merits of a biblical world view to non-Christians?
114.) ACTEVANG: Done within last 2 years: Told teens or adults explicitly about how they could become a Christian?
115.) ACTGOSP$: Last 2 years: Given $ or time to Christian organization to help spread gospel in US or overseas
116.) ACTPOOR$: Done within last 2 years: Given money to an organization that helps poor and needy people?
117.) CHRCHACT: How often do you go to church activities other than your Sunday morning worship service
118.) FUNDY: Thinking about your religious faith, would you describe yourself...as a fundamentalist?
119.) EVANGEL: Thinking about your religious faith, would you describe yourself...as an Evangelical?
120.) MAINLIN: Thinking about your religious faith, would you describe yourself...as a Mainline Protestant?
121.) LIBERAL: Think about your religious faith, would you describe yourself...as a theologically liberal Christian
122.) IDENTI_1: [ASKED OF GROUP 1] Which of those would you say best describes your religious identity? [READ LIST]
123.) INDENTI_: [ASKED OF GROUP 1] If you had to choose, would any of these describe you at all? [READ LIST]
124.) CHARSMOV: Do you consider yourself a charismatic Christian or involved in the charismatic movement, or not?
126.) RELIMPFA: How important would you say religion was in your family while you were growing up? [READ LIST]
127.) SURROUND: Think about all family, friends, & work colleagues who are important to you. How many are Christian?
128.) VCONVERT: View evangelical Christians: Has evangelical Christian ever tried to convert you to their faith?
129.) VCONVRT2: [IF VCONVERT=1] Was that a positive, negative, or neither positive nor negative experience for you?
130.) VKNOWEVG: You personally know an evangelical Christian from work, school, your neighborhood or somewhere else?
131.) VEXAMPLE: Evangelical Christian you know best, person sets good example for others by living moral life or not
132.) VANW_PER: Evangelical Christians offer good answers for most personal problems & moral questions, or not
133.) VANW_SOC: Evangelical Christians offer good answers for America's social, economic & political problems or no
134.) VBETTROF: How much better or worse would US be if evangelical Christians had more influence on public issues?
135.) VEV_FUND: Diff btw fundamentialist & evangelical Christians, or those different names same group of Christians
136.) VFAMILAR: How familiar are you with what evangelical Christians stand for? [READ LIST]
137.) HISPANIC: [IF RACE=1 OR 2] Are you of Hispanic descent?
139.) XIANSCHL: [ASKED OF GROUP 1] Did you ever attend a Christian grade or high school for at least one year?
140.) XIANCOLL: You ever attend Christian college, Bible college, Catholic University for at least 1 year?
143.) SAMETOWN: Do you live in the same town you lived in when you were 16, a nearby town, or a town farther away?
144.) PARTY: Do you usually vote Republican, Democrat or do you not usually vote?
145.) TENYR$$: Compared to ten years ago, would you say your financial situation has
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155.) OCCUP_23: Respondent's third mentioned former occupation:
156.) ATTNDSP: How often wife/husband attend same church as you?/How often husband/wife attend church services?
157.) PSCHOOL: Child/children attend public school for all of his/her/their years in school not counting pre-school
158.) ALTSCHL: [ASKED OF GROUP 1] What other kind of school have your children/child attended?
159.) BIBLE: 1)Bible true read literal 2)Bible true not read literal 3)Bible true religious matters contain error
160.) SPXIAN: [ASKED OF GROUP 1] Does your husband/wife consider himself/herself to be a Christian?
161.) LGSURVEY: Dummy for Group 1 [High religiosity Protestants]
166.) WORKING: Are you working full-time, part-time, going to school, keeping house, retired, something else
167.) SPOUSWRK: Husband/wife working full-time, part-time, going to school, keeping house, retired, something else
168.) RACEORIG: Can you tell me: What race do you consider yourself?
169.) RACE: Recoded race of respondent
170.) I-RACE: Recoded race of respondent (Recoded for use with online analysis)
171.) I-EDUC: How much education do you have? (Recoded for use with online analysis)
172.) I-SEX: And are you male or female? (For use with online analysis)
173.) I-RELIGION: You Protestant, Catholic, Jewish, nothing or something else? (Recoded for use with online analysis)