The Cooperative Clergy Study Project of 2009

Data Archive > U.S. Surveys > Religious Groups > Members or Leaders > Other > Codebook


All frequencies are raw numbers (no weights used).
1) Denomination (DENOM)
TOTAL%
1) AoG2086.5
2) CRC37011.6
3) DoC33510.5
4) ELCA2728.5
5) LCMS35911.2
6) PCUSA2909.1
7) RCA3129.8
8) SBC2487.8
9) UMC2828.8
10) Mennonite52016.3
TOTAL3196100.0
2) 1. On a scale of 1 to 7, how interested are you generally in politics? (INTEREST)
TOTAL%
1) Very interested93829.3
2) 295629.9
3) 371222.3
4) 42929.1
5) 52026.3
6) 6762.4
7) Not at all interested90.3
9) No answer110.3
TOTAL3196100.0
3) 2. Some people don't pay much attention to political campaigns. How about you? Were you very interested, somewhat interested, or not interested in the 2008 political campaigns? (ATTNCAMP)
TOTAL%
1) Very interested154248.2
2) 283626.2
3) 347314.8
4) 41655.2
5) 51063.3
6) 6511.6
7) Not at all interested70.2
9) No answer160.5
TOTAL3196100.0
4) 3. Do you think your denomination needs to be more or less involved in social and political issues? (DENOMLNV)
TOTAL%
1) More involved33610.5
2) 235611.1
3) 360218.8
4) Same as now137343.0
5) 52206.9
6) 61233.8
7) Less involved1434.5
9) No answer431.3
TOTAL3196100.0
5) 4. If it were possible, would you like to be more or less involved with social and political activities? (MORELESS)
TOTAL%
1) More involved43913.7
2) 247514.9
3) 378224.5
4) Same as now129440.5
5) 5792.5
6) 6501.6
7) Less involved451.4
9) No answer321.0
TOTAL3196100.0
6) 5a. We hear a lot of talk in politics today about liberals and conservatives. How would you classify yourself today? (IDEOL)
TOTAL%
1) Extremely liberal862.7
2) Liberal46114.4
3) Somewhat liberal45014.1
4) Moderate51216.0
5) Somewhat conservative45914.4
6) Conservative98030.7
7) Extremely conservative1895.9
9) No answer591.8
TOTAL3196100.0
7) 5b. How would you classify yourself when you were 21? (IDEOL21)
TOTAL%
1) Extremely liberal1745.4
2) Liberal39512.4
3) Somewhat liberal39312.3
4) Moderate46414.5
5) Somewhat conservative64120.1
6) Conservative88327.6
7) Extremely conservative1956.1
9) No answer511.6
TOTAL3196100.0
8) 6. How would you compare your own views on social issues with most members of your church? (CSOCISS)
TOTAL%
1) Mine much more liberal2838.9
2) Mine somewhat more liberal96330.1
3) About the same132541.5
4) Mine somewhat more conservative52416.4
5) Mine much more conservative611.9
9) No answer401.3
TOTAL3196100.0
9) 7. How would you compare your own views of economic issues with most members of your church? (CECONISS)
TOTAL%
1) Mine much more liberal2176.8
2) Mine somewhat more liberal87527.4
3) About the same152847.8
4) Mine somewhat more conservative46314.5
5) Mine much more conservative692.2
9) No answer441.4
TOTAL3196100.0
10) 8a. Generally, do you think of yourself today as a Republican, a Democrat, or an Independent? (PARTYID)
TOTAL%
1) Strong Democrat54116.9
2) Weak Democrat2136.7
3) Independent, leaning Democrat44714.0
4) Independent3179.9
5) Independent, leaning Republican46314.5
6) Weak Republican45714.3
7) Strong Republican69521.7
9) No answer632.0
TOTAL3196100.0
11) 8b. When you were 21, did you think of yourself as a Republican, a Democrat, or an Independent? (PARTID21)
TOTAL%
1) Strong Democrat48215.1
2) Weak Democrat2788.7
3) Independent, leaning Democrat2939.2
4) Independent40712.7
5) Independent, leaning Republican32910.3
6) Weak Republican54617.1
7) Strong Republican77424.2
9) No answer872.7
TOTAL3196100.0
12) 9a. What are the three biggest problems facing the United States today? Problem 1 (BIGPROB1)
13) 9b. What are the three biggest problems facing the United States today? Problem 2 (BIGPROB2)
14) 9c. What are the three biggest problems facing the United States today? Problem 3 (BIGPROB3)
15) 10. Ministers address public affairs in many ways. Not everyone agrees that all are appropriate. Do you approve or disapprove of ministers expressing themselves in these ways? a. Publicly (not preaching) take a stand on a political issue. (PUBISSUE)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly approve61819.3
2) Approve186058.2
3) Not sure2688.4
4) Disapprove33210.4
5) Strongly disapprove772.4
9) No answer411.3
TOTAL3196100.0
16) 10. Ministers address public affairs in many ways. Not everyone agrees that all are appropriate. Do you approve or disapprove of ministers expressing themselves in these ways? b. Publicly (not preaching) support a political candidate. (PUBSTAND)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly approve2909.1
2) Approve116636.5
3) Not sure49515.5
4) Disapprove82025.7
5) Strongly disapprove38512.0
9) No answer401.3
TOTAL3196100.0
17) 10. Ministers address public affairs in many ways. Not everyone agrees that all are appropriate. Do you approve or disapprove of ministers expressing themselves in these ways? c. While preaching, take a stand on some political issue. (PULSTAND)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly approve36911.5
2) Approve116936.6
3) Not sure48715.2
4) Disapprove73022.8
5) Strongly disapprove37811.8
9) No answer632.0
TOTAL3196100.0
18) 10. Ministers address public affairs in many ways. Not everyone agrees that all are appropriate. Do you approve or disapprove of ministers expressing themselves in these ways? d. Deliver a sermon on a controversial social or political topic. (POLISERM)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly approve62819.6
2) Approve159149.8
3) Not sure42213.2
4) Disapprove35911.2
5) Strongly disapprove1494.7
9) No answer471.5
TOTAL3196100.0
19) 10. Ministers address public affairs in many ways. Not everyone agrees that all are appropriate. Do you approve or disapprove of ministers expressing themselves in these ways? e. Publicly (not preaching) take a stand on a moral issue. (PUBMORAL)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly approve157249.2
2) Approve147746.2
3) Not sure742.3
4) Disapprove260.8
5) Strongly disapprove140.4
9) No answer331.0
TOTAL3196100.0
20) 10. Ministers address public affairs in many ways. Not everyone agrees that all are appropriate. Do you approve or disapprove of ministers expressing themselves in these ways? f. Take a stand while preaching on some moral issue. (PULMORAL)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly approve147646.2
2) Approve143044.7
3) Not sure1354.2
4) Disapprove852.7
5) Strongly disapprove361.1
9) No answer341.1
TOTAL3196100.0
21) 10. Ministers address public affairs in many ways. Not everyone agrees that all are appropriate. Do you approve or disapprove of ministers expressing themselves in these ways? g. Participate in a protest march. (PROMARCH)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly approve51816.2
2) Approve153448.0
3) Not sure68621.5
4) Disapprove2959.2
5) Strongly disapprove1233.8
9) No answer401.3
TOTAL3196100.0
22) 10. Ministers address public affairs in many ways. Not everyone agrees that all are appropriate. Do you approve or disapprove of ministers expressing themselves in these ways? h. Commit civil disobedience to protest some evil. (CIVILDIS)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly approve34410.8
2) Approve110734.6
3) Not sure68421.4
4) Disapprove59918.7
5) Strongly disapprove41613.0
9) No answer461.4
TOTAL3196100.0
23) 10. Ministers address public affairs in many ways. Not everyone agrees that all are appropriate. Do you approve or disapprove of ministers expressing themselves in these ways? i. Work actively in a candidate's political campaign. (WKPOLCMP)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly approve1725.4
2) Approve93529.3
3) Not sure73022.8
4) Disapprove92528.9
5) Strongly disapprove39212.3
9) No answer421.3
TOTAL3196100.0
24) 10. Ministers address public affairs in many ways. Not everyone agrees that all are appropriate. Do you approve or disapprove of ministers expressing themselves in these ways? j. Organize a study group in church to discuss public affairs. (ORGSTUDY)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly approve70021.9
2) Approve172353.9
3) Not sure42713.4
4) Disapprove2427.6
5) Strongly disapprove692.2
9) No answer351.1
TOTAL3196100.0
25) 10. Ministers address public affairs in many ways. Not everyone agrees that all are appropriate. Do you approve or disapprove of ministers expressing themselves in these ways? k. Form an action group in church to accomplish a social or political goal. (ORGACTN)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly approve38712.1
2) Approve127139.8
3) Not sure78524.6
4) Disapprove53816.8
5) Strongly disapprove1675.2
9) No answer481.5
TOTAL3196100.0
26) 10. Ministers address public affairs in many ways. Not everyone agrees that all are appropriate. Do you approve or disapprove of ministers expressing themselves in these ways? l. Join a national political organization to work for your political beliefs. (JOINORG)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly approve32410.1
2) Approve128040.1
3) Not sure66720.9
4) Disapprove64920.3
5) Strongly disapprove2367.4
9) No answer401.3
TOTAL3196100.0
27) 10. Ministers address public affairs in many ways. Not everyone agrees that all are appropriate. Do you approve or disapprove of ministers expressing themselves in these ways? m. Contribute money to a candidate, party, or political action committee. (CONMONEY)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly approve58618.3
2) Approve165751.8
3) Not sure41413.0
4) Disapprove33510.5
5) Strongly disapprove1685.3
9) No answer361.1
TOTAL3196100.0
28) 10. Ministers address public affairs in many ways. Not everyone agrees that all are appropriate. Do you approve or disapprove of ministers expressing themselves in these ways? n. Run for public office or be appointed to a public office. (RUNOFFIC)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly approve34110.7
2) Approve130540.8
3) Not sure71822.5
4) Disapprove57017.8
5) Strongly disapprove2257.0
9) No answer371.2
TOTAL3196100.0
29) 10. Ministers address public affairs in many ways. Not everyone agrees that all are appropriate. Do you approve or disapprove of ministers expressing themselves in these ways? o. Endorse a candidate from the pulpit. (ENDORPUL)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly approve331.0
2) Approve1073.3
3) Not sure2347.3
4) Disapprove105032.9
5) Strongly disapprove173854.4
9) No answer341.1
TOTAL3196100.0
30) Q10. Ministers address public affairs in many ways. Not everyone agrees that all are appropriate. Do you approve or disapprove of ministers expressing themselves in these ways? p. Urge your congregation to register and vote. (CONGVOTE)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly approve176555.2
2) Approve107033.5
3) Not sure1474.6
4) Disapprove1223.8
5) Strongly disapprove621.9
9) No answer300.9
TOTAL3196100.0
31) 11. How often have you addressed these issues and made your views known publicly, whether inside or outside the church? a. Alcohol and drug abuse (ALCOHOL)
TOTAL%
1) Very often48115.1
2) Often167452.4
3) Seldom97430.5
4) Never451.4
9) No answer220.7
TOTAL3196100.0
32) 11. How often have you addressed these issues and made your views known publicly, whether inside or outside the church? b. Hunger and poverty (HUNGER)
TOTAL%
1) Very often81125.4
2) Often174654.6
3) Seldom58518.3
4) Never300.9
9) No answer240.8
TOTAL3196100.0
33) Q11. How often have you addressed these issues and made your views known publicly, whether inside or outside the church? c. National defense (DEFENSE)
TOTAL%
1) Very often2226.9
2) Often81825.6
3) Seldom155948.8
4) Never55217.3
9) No answer451.4
TOTAL3196100.0
34) 11. How often have you addressed these issues and made your views known publicly, whether inside or outside the church? d. Gender equity, women's rights (GENEQUTY)
TOTAL%
1) Very often38812.1
2) Often118637.1
3) Seldom131041.0
4) Never2828.8
9) No answer300.9
TOTAL3196100.0
35) 11. How often have you addressed these issues and made your views known publicly, whether inside or outside the church? e. Race relations and civil rights (RIGHTS)
TOTAL%
1) Very often57017.8
2) Often146645.9
3) Seldom102832.2
4) Never1003.1
9) No answer321.0
TOTAL3196100.0
36) 11. How often have you addressed these issues and made your views known publicly, whether inside or outside the church? f. Capital punishment (CAPPUN)
TOTAL%
1) Very often1414.4
2) Often62819.6
3) Seldom176355.2
4) Never63519.9
9) No answer290.9
TOTAL3196100.0
37) 11. How often have you addressed these issues and made your views known publicly, whether inside or outside the church? g. Gun laws (GUNLAWS)
TOTAL%
1) Very often1043.3
2) Often35511.1
3) Seldom133541.8
4) Never137343.0
9) No answer290.9
TOTAL3196100.0
38) 11. How often have you addressed these issues and made your views known publicly, whether inside or outside the church? h. Environmental problems (ENVIRON)
TOTAL%
1) Very often34810.9
2) Often117636.8
3) Seldom136442.7
4) Never2818.8
9) No answer270.8
TOTAL3196100.0
39) 11. How often have you addressed these issues and made your views known publicly, whether inside or outside the church? i. Abortion (ABORTION)
TOTAL%
1) Very often54217.0
2) Often114835.9
3) Seldom112035.0
4) Never34810.9
9) No answer381.2
TOTAL3196100.0
40) 11. How often have you addressed these issues and made your views known publicly, whether inside or outside the church? j. Pornography and obscenity (PORNO)
TOTAL%
1) Very often42413.3
2) Often131241.1
3) Seldom114735.9
4) Never2868.9
9) No answer270.8
TOTAL3196100.0
41) 11. How often have you addressed these issues and made your views known publicly, whether inside or outside the church? k. Gay rights, homosexuality (GAYS)
TOTAL%
1) Very often37211.6
2) Often109134.1
3) Seldom138043.2
4) Never3179.9
9) No answer361.1
TOTAL3196100.0
42) 11. How often have you addressed these issues and made your views known publicly, whether inside or outside the church? l. Decline of the nuclear family (FAMDECL)
TOTAL%
1) Very often48415.1
2) Often124038.8
3) Seldom100431.4
4) Never42313.2
9) No answer451.4
TOTAL3196100.0
43) 11. How often have you addressed these issues and made your views known publicly, whether inside or outside the church? m. Domestic violence (DOMVIOL)
TOTAL%
1) Very often3189.9
2) Often132341.4
3) Seldom136842.8
4) Never1605.0
9) No answer270.8
TOTAL3196100.0
44) 11. How often have you addressed these issues and made your views known publicly, whether inside or outside the church? n. Gambling (GAMBLING)
TOTAL%
1) Very often1635.1
2) Often75723.7
3) Seldom172854.1
4) Never52316.4
9) No answer250.8
TOTAL3196100.0
45) 11. How often have you addressed these issues and made your views known publicly, whether inside or outside the church? o. The war in Iraq, terrorism (IRAQ)
TOTAL%
1) Very often32310.1
2) Often116136.3
3) Seldom138143.2
4) Never3029.4
9) No answer290.9
TOTAL3196100.0
46) 11. How often have you addressed these issues and made your views known publicly, whether inside or outside the church? p. Public education and school choice (PUBEDUC)
TOTAL%
1) Very often2176.8
2) Often78924.7
3) Seldom148246.4
4) Never68221.3
9) No answer260.8
TOTAL3196100.0
47) 11. How often have you addressed these issues and made your views known publicly, whether inside or outside the church? q. School prayer (PRAYER)
TOTAL%
1) Very often1875.9
2) Often70422.0
3) Seldom146645.9
4) Never81425.5
9) No answer250.8
TOTAL3196100.0
48) 11. How often have you addressed these issues and made your views known publicly, whether inside or outside the church? r. Health care (HEALTH)
TOTAL%
1) Very often2708.4
2) Often94529.6
3) Seldom143845.0
4) Never52016.3
9) No answer230.7
TOTAL3196100.0
49) 11. How often have you addressed these issues and made your views known publicly, whether inside or outside the church? s. Issues of aging (AGING)
TOTAL%
1) Very often2247.0
2) Often111434.9
3) Seldom148646.5
4) Never35111.0
9) No answer210.7
TOTAL3196100.0
50) 11. How often have you addressed these issues and made your views known publicly, whether inside or outside the church? t. Immigration (IMMIGRAT)
TOTAL%
1) Very often1885.9
2) Often73322.9
3) Seldom158449.6
4) Never66820.9
9) No answer230.7
TOTAL3196100.0
51) 11. How often have you addressed these issues and made your views known publicly, whether inside or outside the church? u. Religious persecution abroad (RPERSECU)
TOTAL%
1) Very often33810.6
2) Often123438.6
3) Seldom132941.6
4) Never2718.5
9) No answer240.8
TOTAL3196100.0
52) 11. How often have you addressed these issues and made your views known publicly, whether inside or outside the church? v. Israel and the Middle East (ISRAEL)
TOTAL%
1) Very often2297.2
2) Often101531.8
3) Seldom154248.2
4) Never38712.1
9) No answer230.7
TOTAL3196100.0
53) 11. How often have you addressed these issues and made your views known publicly, whether inside or outside the church? w. Unemployment, the economy (ECONOMY)
TOTAL%
1) Very often39812.5
2) Often161450.5
3) Seldom103732.4
4) Never1274.0
9) No answer200.6
TOTAL3196100.0
54) 11. How often have you addressed these issues and made your views known publicly, whether inside or outside the church? x. Budget policy, taxes (BUDGET)
TOTAL%
1) Very often1384.3
2) Often62019.4
3) Seldom158249.5
4) Never83126.0
9) No answer250.8
TOTAL3196100.0
55) 12. Thinking back, how recently have you participated in any of the following activities? [Check ONLY ONE column for each line] a. Written a letter to the editor of a newspaper or an op-ed piece (RECLETTR)
TOTAL%
1) In 200847815.0
2) Only in the past137142.9
3) Never131841.2
9) No answer290.9
TOTAL3196100.0
56) 12. Thinking back, how recently have you participated in any of the following activities? [Check ONLY ONE column for each line] b. Signed or circulated a petition (RECPETIT)
TOTAL%
1) In 2008129740.6
2) Only in the past149746.8
3) Never37711.8
9) No answer250.8
TOTAL3196100.0
57) 12. Thinking back, how recently have you participated in any of the following activities? [Check ONLY ONE column for each line] c. Contacted a public official about some issue (RECCONTC)
TOTAL%
1) In 2008151047.2
2) Only in the past112535.2
3) Never52716.5
9) No answer341.1
TOTAL3196100.0
58) 12. Thinking back, how recently have you participated in any of the following activities? [Check ONLY ONE column for each line] d. Publicly (not preaching) supported a political candidate (RECPUBSP)
TOTAL%
1) In 2008124539.0
2) Only in the past72522.7
3) Never118637.1
9) No answer401.3
TOTAL3196100.0
59) 12. Thinking back, how recently have you participated in any of the following activities? [Check ONLY ONE column for each line] e. Publicly (not preaching) taken a stand on some public issue (RECSTAND)
TOTAL%
1) In 2008185358.0
2) Only in the past93429.2
3) Never36811.5
9) No answer411.3
TOTAL3196100.0
60) 12. Thinking back, how recently have you participated in any of the following activities? [Check ONLY ONE column for each line] f. Boycotted a product to protest corporate policy (RECBYCTT)
TOTAL%
1) In 200872422.7
2) Only in the past149246.7
3) Never95029.7
9) No answer300.9
TOTAL3196100.0
61) 12. Thinking back, how recently have you participated in any of the following activities? [Check ONLY ONE column for each line] g. Endorsed a candidate while preaching (RECENDOR)
TOTAL%
1) In 2008571.8
2) Only in the past812.5
3) Never302394.6
9) No answer351.1
TOTAL3196100.0
62) 12. Thinking back, how recently have you participated in any of the following activities? [Check ONLY ONE column for each line] h. Touched on, but did not deal mainly with, a controversial social or political issue in a sermon (RECCNTRV)
TOTAL%
1) In 2008238074.5
2) Only in the past59118.5
3) Never1845.8
9) No answer411.3
TOTAL3196100.0
63) 12. Thinking back, how recently have you participated in any of the following activities? [Check ONLY ONE column for each line] i. Taken a stand from the pulpit on some political issues (RECPULST)
TOTAL%
1) In 2008124639.0
2) Only in the past76323.9
3) Never112735.3
9) No answer601.9
TOTAL3196100.0
64) 12. Thinking back, how recently have you participated in any of the following activities? [Check ONLY ONE column for each line] j. Preached a whole sermon on a controversial political issue (RECSMCON)
TOTAL%
1) In 200864820.3
2) Only in the past66920.9
3) Never184157.6
9) No answer381.2
TOTAL3196100.0
65) 12. Thinking back, how recently have you participated in any of the following activities? [Check ONLY ONE column for each line] k. Participated in a protest march (RECMARCH)
TOTAL%
1) In 20081905.9
2) Only in the past116336.4
3) Never180956.6
9) No answer341.1
TOTAL3196100.0
66) 12. Thinking back, how recently have you participated in any of the following activities? [Check ONLY ONE column for each line] l. Personally practiced civil disobedience (RECCIVDO)
TOTAL%
1) In 2008421.3
2) Only in the past43713.7
3) Never267383.6
9) No answer441.4
TOTAL3196100.0
67) 12. Thinking back, how recently have you participated in any of the following activities? [Check ONLY ONE column for each line] m. Organized a study group in church to discuss public affairs (RECSGAFF)
TOTAL%
1) In 200836611.5
2) Only in the past105433.0
3) Never173954.4
9) No answer371.2
TOTAL3196100.0
68) 12. Thinking back, how recently have you participated in any of the following activities? [Check ONLY ONE column for each line] n. Organized an action group in church to accomplish directly a social or political goal (RECAGACC)
TOTAL%
1) In 200834310.7
2) Only in the past75223.5
3) Never206964.7
9) No answer321.0
TOTAL3196100.0
69) 12. Thinking back, how recently have you participated in any of the following activities? [Check ONLY ONE column for each line] o. Joined a national political organization to work for your beliefs (RECJNNPO)
TOTAL%
1) In 200849715.6
2) Only in the past71722.4
3) Never194961.0
9) No answer331.0
TOTAL3196100.0
70) 12. Thinking back, how recently have you participated in any of the following activities? [Check ONLY ONE column for each line] p. Contributed money to a candidate, party, or political action committee (RECMONEY)
TOTAL%
1) In 200894629.6
2) Only in the past78524.6
3) Never142944.7
9) No answer361.1
TOTAL3196100.0
71) 12. Thinking back, how recently have you participated in any of the following activities? [Check ONLY ONE column for each line] q. Urged your congregation to register and vote (RECCONGV)
TOTAL%
1) In 2008234373.3
2) Only in the past36011.3
3) Never45114.1
9) No answer421.3
TOTAL3196100.0
72) 12. Thinking back, how recently have you participated in any of the following activities? [Check ONLY ONE column for each line] r. Actively campaigned for a party or candidate (RECCMPGN)
TOTAL%
1) In 200833210.4
2) Only in the past71322.3
3) Never209865.6
9) No answer531.7
TOTAL3196100.0
73) 12. Thinking back, how recently have you participated in any of the following activities? [Check ONLY ONE column for each line] s. Prayed publicly about an issue (RECPRAYI)
TOTAL%
1) In 2008256580.3
2) Only in the past44313.9
3) Never1394.3
9) No answer491.5
TOTAL3196100.0
74) 12. Thinking back, how recently have you participated in any of the following activities? [Check ONLY ONE column for each line] t. Prayed publicly for political candidates (RECPRAYC)
TOTAL%
1) In 2008193060.4
2) Only in the past2387.4
3) Never94629.6
9) No answer822.6
TOTAL3196100.0
75) 12. Thinking back, how recently have you participated in any of the following activities? [Check ONLY ONE column for each line] u. Displayed a campaign button, bumper sticker, or yard sign (RECDISP)
TOTAL%
1) In 200862819.6
2) Only in the past76023.8
3) Never175855.0
9) No answer501.6
TOTAL3196100.0
76) 12. Thinking back, how recently have you participated in any of the following activities? [Check ONLY ONE column for each line] v. Attended a political rally (RECRALLY)
TOTAL%
1) In 200849215.4
2) Only in the past108333.9
3) Never157049.1
9) No answer511.6
TOTAL3196100.0
77) 12. Thinking back, how recently have you participated in any of the following activities? [Check ONLY ONE column for each line] w. Tried to persuade a friend or colleague to vote for a candidate (RECPERVT)
TOTAL%
1) In 2008116336.4
2) Only in the past73322.9
3) Never124639.0
9) No answer541.7
TOTAL3196100.0
78) 12. Thinking back, how recently have you participated in any of the following activities? [Check ONLY ONE column for each line] x. Participated in a local clergy council or council of churches (RECOUNCIL)
TOTAL%
1) In 2008153648.1
2) Only in the past75123.5
3) Never34910.9
9) No answer56017.5
TOTAL3196100.0
79) 13. How often do you preach on the following values in your sermons? a. To be a good Christian, it is important to love your neighbor as yourself. (TBGCLOVE)
TOTAL%
1) Very often221769.4
2) Often83126.0
3) Seldom581.8
4) Never391.2
9) No answer511.6
TOTAL3196100.0
80) 13. How often do you preach on the following values in your sermons? b. To be a good Christian, it is important to invite others to church even if the church begins to change as a result. (TBGCINV)
TOTAL%
1) Very often174454.6
2) Often101731.8
3) Seldom2899.0
4) Never772.4
9) No answer692.2
TOTAL3196100.0
81) 13. How often do you preach on the following values in your sermons? c. To be a good Christian, it is important to shop at stores owned by Christians. (TBGCSHOP)
TOTAL%
1) Very often742.3
2) Often1414.4
3) Seldom71022.2
4) Never220368.9
9) No answer682.1
TOTAL3196100.0
82) 13. How often do you preach on the following values in your sermons? d. To be a good Christian, it is important to associate primarily with other Christians. (TBGCASSC)
TOTAL%
1) Very often581.8
2) Often2437.6
3) Seldom68421.4
4) Never212966.6
9) No answer822.6
TOTAL3196100.0
83) 14. Looking back four years, for whom did you vote in the 2004 presidential election? (RVOTE04)
TOTAL%
1) Bush180956.6
2) Kerry103432.4
3) Other (please list)702.2
4) Did not vote1685.3
9) No answer1153.6
TOTAL3196100.0
84) 14B. Looking back four years, for whom did you vote in the 2004 presidential election? Other (please list) (RVOTE04SPE)
85) 15. For which candidate did you vote in the 2008 presidential election just past? (RVOTE08)
TOTAL%
1) McCain155148.5
2) Obama133741.8
3) Other (please list)712.2
4) Did not vote1324.1
9) No answer1053.3
TOTAL3196100.0
86) 15B. For which candidate did you vote in the 2008 presidential election just past? Other (please list) (RVOTE08SPE)
87) 16a. Besides voting, many people also work for a candidate, by wearing campaign buttons, putting a sign in front of their house, attending speeches and rallies, etc. Beyond voting, did you actively support a candidate during the 2008 presidential campaign? (ACTV08)
TOTAL%
1) Yes - please answer question 16b.75523.6
2) No - please go on to question 17.224470.2
9) No answer1976.2
TOTAL3196100.0
88) 16b. If yes, how actively? (RSUPPORT)
TOTAL%
1) Very13117.4
2) Somewhat38350.7
3) Slightly24031.8
9) No answer10.1
Missing2441 
TOTAL755100.0
89) 17. During the elections, many churches or congregational members provide materials to help other members make important choices. Were the following materials or opportunities made available in your church? a. Voter guides from 'religious right' groups like the Family Research Council or Right to Life? (VTRGUDRR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes75623.7
2) No238874.7
9) No answer521.6
TOTAL3196100.0
90) 17. During the elections, many churches or congregational members provide materials to help other members make important choices. Were the following materials or opportunities made available in your church? b. Voter guides from social justice groups like Bread for the World or Interfaith Alliance? (VTRGUDSJ)
TOTAL%
1) Yes34410.8
2) No278987.3
9) No answer632.0
TOTAL3196100.0
91) 17. During the elections, many churches or congregational members provide materials to help other members make important choices. Were the following materials or opportunities made available in your church? c. Materials or reports prepared by you, a church committee, or other internal sources? (VTRINTR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes2899.0
2) No284088.9
9) No answer672.1
TOTAL3196100.0
92) 17. During the elections, many churches or congregational members provide materials to help other members make important choices. Were the following materials or opportunities made available in your church? d. Material from denominational sources? (VTRDENOM)
TOTAL%
1) Yes97530.5
2) No218968.5
9) No answer321.0
TOTAL3196100.0
93) 17. During the elections, many churches or congregational members provide materials to help other members make important choices. Were the following materials or opportunities made available in your church? e. Candidate forums? (VTRFORUM)
TOTAL%
1) Yes2407.5
2) No292591.5
9) No answer311.0
TOTAL3196100.0
94) 17. During the elections, many churches or congregational members provide materials to help other members make important choices. Were the following materials or opportunities made available in your church? f. Meetings to discuss important issues in the election? (VTRMEET)
TOTAL%
1) Yes3099.7
2) No285589.3
9) No answer321.0
TOTAL3196100.0
95) 17. During the elections, many churches or congregational members provide materials to help other members make important choices. Were the following materials or opportunities made available in your church? g. Voter registration? (VTRREGIS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes67321.1
2) No249578.1
9) No answer280.9
TOTAL3196100.0
96) 18. Some religious leaders have argued that religious people should withdraw from politics and dedicate themselves to non-political pursuits. On a scale of 1 to 5, where 1 is 'Should withdraw from politics' and 5 is 'Should stay engaged in politics,' where do you stand on the matter? (WITHDRAW)
TOTAL%
1) Should withdraw from politics802.5
2) 22397.5
3) 358818.4
4) 492729.0
5) Should stay engaged in politics130640.9
9) No answer561.8
TOTAL3196100.0
97) 19. Would you say that involvement in politics detracts from the church's primary mission, or must the church be involved in public affairs to remain faithful to its mission? Please mark where you stand on the scale from 1 to 5: (POLIMISS)
TOTAL%
1) Involvement in politics detracts from mission1494.7
2) 233210.4
3) 361219.1
4) 485326.7
5) Involvement needed to remain faithful to mission69921.9
9) No answer55117.2
TOTAL3196100.0
98) 20. Which candidate was your first choice for the presidential nominations in 2008 among Democrats AND among Republicans? Please answer once for each party 20a. Among Democrats: (DEMPREF)
TOTAL%
1) Hillary Clinton37811.8
2) John Edwards2166.8
3) Barack Obama92729.0
5) Other792.5
6) None75423.6
9) No answer84226.3
TOTAL3196100.0
99) 20. Which candidate was your first choice for the presidential nominations in 2008 among Democrats AND among Republicans? Please answer once for each party 20a. Among Democrats: Other specify (DEMPREFSPE)
100) 20. Which candidate was your first choice for the presidential nominations in 2008 among Democrats AND among Republicans? Please answer once for each party 20b. Among Republicans: (GOPPREF)
TOTAL%
1) Rudy Giuliani1274.0
2) Mike Huckabee91728.7
3) John McCain59418.6
4) Mitt Romney2648.3
5) Other1203.8
6) None39812.5
9) No answer77624.3
TOTAL3196100.0
101) 20. Which candidate was your first choice for the presidential nominations in 2008 among Democrats AND among Republicans? Please answer once for each party 20b. Among Republicans: Other specify (GOPPREFSPE)
102) 21. Did you actively campaign for this candidate? Please answer once for each party 21a. For a Democrat? (RDEMACTV)
TOTAL%
1) Yes29518.4
2) No128280.1
9) No answer231.4
Missing1596 
TOTAL1600100.0
103) 21. Did you actively campaign for this candidate? Please answer once for each party 21b. For a Republican (RGOPACTV)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1949.6
2) No180489.2
9) No answer251.2
Missing1173 
TOTAL2023100.0
104) 22. Did you vote in a presidential primary or caucus last spring, and if so, for whom? (RPRIMVOT)
TOTAL%
1) Did not vote55917.5
2) Voted for Hillary Clinton2186.8
3) Voted for Barack Obama58018.1
4) Voted for Mike Huckabee52316.4
5) Voted for John McCain40412.6
6) Voted for Mitt Romney1474.6
7) Voted, but for someone not listed above1193.7
9) No answer64620.2
TOTAL3196100.0
105) 23. While no one likes religious labels, do any of the following describe your religious identity? [Check all that apply] 1 Mainline (RELIGLABMAINLINE) (RELIGLABMAINLINE)
TOTAL%
0) Not selected145745.6
1) Mainline117636.8
9) No answer56317.6
TOTAL3196100.0
106) 23. While no one likes religious labels, do any of the following describe your religious identity? [Check all that apply] 2 Conservative (RELIGLABCONSERVATIVE)
TOTAL%
0) Not selected156348.9
1) Conservative107033.5
9) No answer56317.6
TOTAL3196100.0
107) 23. While no one likes religious labels, do any of the following describe your religious identity? [Check all that apply] 3 Liberal (RELIGLABLIBERAL)
TOTAL%
0) Not selected230572.1
1) Liberal32810.3
9) No answer56317.6
TOTAL3196100.0
108) 23. While no one likes religious labels, do any of the following describe your religious identity? [Check all that apply] 4 Fundamentalist (RELIGLABFUNDAMENTALIST)
TOTAL%
0) Not selected253479.3
1) Fundamentalist993.1
9) No answer56317.6
TOTAL3196100.0
109) 23. While no one likes religious labels, do any of the following describe your religious identity? [Check all that apply] 5 Progressive (RELIGLABPROGRESSIVE)
TOTAL%
0) Not selected208765.3
1) Progressive54617.1
9) No answer56317.6
TOTAL3196100.0
110) 23. While no one likes religious labels, do any of the following describe your religious identity? [Check all that apply] 6 Born Again (RELIGLABBORNAGAIN)
TOTAL%
0) Not selected199962.5
1) Born Again63419.8
9) No answer56317.6
TOTAL3196100.0
111) 23. While no one likes religious labels, do any of the following describe your religious identity? [Check all that apply] 7 Ecumenical (RELIGLABECUMENICAL)
TOTAL%
0) Not selected188859.1
1) Ecumenical74523.3
9) No answer56317.6
TOTAL3196100.0
112) 23. While no one likes religious labels, do any of the following describe your religious identity? [Check all that apply] 8 Charismatic (RELIGLABCHARISMATIC)
TOTAL%
0) Not selected240375.2
1) Charismatic2307.2
9) No answer56317.6
TOTAL3196100.0
113) 23. While no one likes religious labels, do any of the following describe your religious identity? [Check all that apply] 9 Emerging Church (RELIGLABEMERGING)
TOTAL%
0) Not selected244176.4
1) Emerging Church1926.0
9) No answer56317.6
TOTAL3196100.0
114) 23. While no one likes religious labels, do any of the following describe your religious identity? [Check all that apply] 10 Evangelical (RELIGLABEVANGELICAL)
TOTAL%
0) Not selected141044.1
1) Evangelical122338.3
9) No answer56317.6
TOTAL3196100.0
115) 23. While no one likes religious labels, do any of the following describe your religious identity? [Check all that apply] 11 Other (please list) (RELIGLABOTHER)
TOTAL%
0) Not selected234073.2
1) Other2939.2
9) No answer56317.6
TOTAL3196100.0
116) 23. While no one likes religious labels, do any of the following describe your religious identity? [Check all that apply] 99 No answer (RELIGLABNOANSWER)
TOTAL%
0) 0263382.4
99) No answer56317.6
TOTAL3196100.0
117) 23B. While no one likes religious labels, do any of the following describe your religious identity? [Check all that apply] 11 Other (RELIGLABSPE)
118) 24. Please choose the option that BEST represents your view. My denomination should: (DENOMADJ)
TOTAL%
1) Strive to preserve its traditional beliefs and practices91728.7
2) Be willing to adjust tradition in light of new ideas139143.5
3) Strive to adopt modern beliefs and practices902.8
9) No answer79825.0
TOTAL3196100.0
119) 25. Do you agree or disagree with these statements? a. Adam and Eve were real people. (ADAMEVE)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree160750.3
2) Agree47915.0
3) Not sure2999.4
4) Disagree42713.4
5) Strongly disagree33910.6
9) No answer451.4
TOTAL3196100.0
120) 25. Do you agree or disagree with these statements? b. Jesus was born of a virgin. (VIRBIRTH)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree216267.6
2) Agree52516.4
3) Not sure2327.3
4) Disagree1404.4
5) Strongly disagree922.9
9) No answer451.4
TOTAL3196100.0
121) 25. Do you agree or disagree with these statements? c. The Devil actually exists. (DEVIL)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree202763.4
2) Agree54217.0
3) Not sure1785.6
4) Disagree2437.6
5) Strongly disagree1474.6
9) No answer591.8
TOTAL3196100.0
122) 25. Do you agree or disagree with these statements? d. The Bible is the inerrant Word of God, both in matters of faith and in historic, geographic, and other secular matters. (INERRANT)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree131941.3
2) Agree40512.7
3) Not sure1554.8
4) Disagree65420.5
5) Strongly disagree60218.8
9) No answer611.9
TOTAL3196100.0
123) 25. Do you agree or disagree with these statements? e. All great religions of the world are equally good and true. (LAYLIB)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree541.7
2) Agree1474.6
3) Not sure1946.1
4) Disagree86227.0
5) Strongly disagree189459.3
9) No answer451.4
TOTAL3196100.0
124) 25. Do you agree or disagree with these statements? f. Social justice is at the heart of the gospel. (SOCJUST)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree60719.0
2) Agree114335.8
3) Not sure2076.5
4) Disagree77824.3
5) Strongly disagree40412.6
9) No answer571.8
TOTAL3196100.0
125) 25. Do you agree or disagree with these statements? g. Evolution is the best explanation for the origins of human life on earth. (EVOLVE)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree2417.5
2) Agree50315.7
3) Not sure3099.7
4) Disagree63519.9
5) Strongly disagree145145.4
9) No answer571.8
TOTAL3196100.0
126) 25. Do you agree or disagree with these statements? h. There is no other way to salvation but through belief in Jesus Christ. (ONLYWAY)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree196461.5
2) Agree48215.1
3) Not sure2206.9
4) Disagree34810.9
5) Strongly disagree1334.2
9) No answer491.5
TOTAL3196100.0
127) 25. Do you agree or disagree with these statements? i. Jesus will return bodily to earth one day. (JCRETURN)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree205764.4
2) Agree56617.7
3) Not sure34210.7
4) Disagree1093.4
5) Strongly disagree752.3
9) No answer471.5
TOTAL3196100.0
128) 25. Do you agree or disagree with these statements? j. Modern-day Israel is a special nation blessed by God. (ISRAELBL)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree49415.5
2) Agree44413.9
3) Not sure48715.2
4) Disagree98730.9
5) Strongly disagree72822.8
9) No answer561.8
TOTAL3196100.0
129) 25. Do you agree or disagree with these statements? k. Many of the ideas of 'liberation theology' really get at the heart of the Gospel. (LIBERATN)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree2136.7
2) Agree88027.5
3) Not sure57117.9
4) Disagree80825.3
5) Strongly disagree65120.4
9) No answer732.3
TOTAL3196100.0
130) 25. Do you agree or disagree with these statements? l. Speaking in tongues is a powerful gift of the Holy Spirit given today. (TONGUES)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree42413.3
2) Agree104332.6
3) Not sure64120.1
4) Disagree69021.6
5) Strongly disagree34410.8
9) No answer541.7
TOTAL3196100.0
131) 25. Do you agree or disagree with these statements? m. All clergy positions should be open to women. (OPENWOMN)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree141444.2
2) Agree78124.4
3) Not sure1865.8
4) Disagree3069.6
5) Strongly disagree47614.9
9) No answer331.0
TOTAL3196100.0
132) 25. Do you agree or disagree with these statements? n. All clergy positions should be open to practicing homosexuals. (OPENGAYS)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree36011.3
2) Agree2788.7
3) Not sure2718.5
4) Disagree49715.6
5) Strongly disagree175254.8
9) No answer381.2
TOTAL3196100.0
133) 25. Do you agree or disagree with these statements? o. Feminist theology provides valuable insights about being a Christian. (FEMTHEOL)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree36111.3
2) Agree82825.9
3) Not sure48915.3
4) Disagree63619.9
5) Strongly disagree83726.2
9) No answer451.4
TOTAL3196100.0
134) 25. Do you agree or disagree with these statements? p. I support the blessing of same-sex unions. (GAYUNION)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree32210.1
2) Agree37811.8
3) Not sure2176.8
4) Disagree41913.1
5) Strongly disagree182357.0
9) No answer371.2
TOTAL3196100.0
135) 25. Do you agree or disagree with these statements? q. Islam encourages violence more than other major religions. (ISLAMVIO)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree45714.3
2) Agree89928.1
3) Not sure60719.0
4) Disagree86327.0
5) Strongly disagree33010.3
9) No answer401.3
TOTAL3196100.0
136) 25. Do you agree or disagree with these statements? r. The church should put less emphasis on individual sanctification and more on transforming the social order. (INDSANCT)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree892.8
2) Agree53616.8
3) Not sure54217.0
4) Disagree126339.5
5) Strongly disagree70121.9
9) No answer652.0
TOTAL3196100.0
137) 25. Do you agree or disagree with these statements? s. There are clear and absolute standards for what is right and wrong. (MORALABS)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree113535.5
2) Agree84426.4
3) Not sure1705.3
4) Disagree39512.4
5) Strongly disagree842.6
9) No answer56817.8
TOTAL3196100.0
138) 26. Do you agree or disagree with the following statements about adult forums that might be conducted in your church to address social and political issues? a. We explicitly encourage participants to think seriously about the opinions of others. (OTHEROPP)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree73823.1
2) Agree153748.1
3) Not sure1805.6
4) Disagree1083.4
5) Strongly disagree210.7
9) No answer61219.1
TOTAL3196100.0
139) 26. Do you agree or disagree with the following statements about adult forums that might be conducted in your church to address social and political issues? b. It is essential that a range of viewpoints be presented. (OPRANGE)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree56217.6
2) Agree191159.8
3) Not sure2367.4
4) Disagree35111.0
5) Strongly disagree331.0
9) No answer1033.2
TOTAL3196100.0
140) 26. Do you agree or disagree with the following statements about adult forums that might be conducted in your church to address social and political issues? c. It is essential that participants learn how their values and religious beliefs relate to social and political issues. (BELSOCPO)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree84226.3
2) Agree208465.2
3) Not sure993.1
4) Disagree722.3
5) Strongly disagree100.3
9) No answer892.8
TOTAL3196100.0
141) 26. Do you agree or disagree with the following statements about adult forums that might be conducted in your church to address social and political issues? d. It is essential for participants to learn how to talk through their differences of opinions on such matters. (TALKDIFF)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree91428.6
2) Agree202063.2
3) Not sure993.1
4) Disagree581.8
5) Strongly disagree100.3
9) No answer953.0
TOTAL3196100.0
142) 27. Has your church held adult education sessions on any of these issues in the past year? [Check all that apply] 1 U.S. hunger and poverty (ADEDSESSUSPOVERTY)
TOTAL%
0) Not selected65320.4
1) U.S. hunger and poverty73623.0
9) No answer180756.5
TOTAL3196100.0
143) Q27. Has your church held adult education sessions on any of these issues in the past year? [Check all that apply] 2 Environmental stewardship (ADEDSESSENVIRONMENT)
TOTAL%
0) Not selected75023.5
1) Environmental stewardship63920.0
9) No answer180756.5
TOTAL3196100.0
144) 27. Has your church held adult education sessions on any of these issues in the past year? [Check all that apply] 3 Economy (ADEDSESSECONOMY)
TOTAL%
0) Not selected97530.5
1) Economy41413.0
9) No answer180756.5
TOTAL3196100.0
145) 27. Has your church held adult education sessions on any of these issues in the past year? [Check all that apply] 4 Islam (ADEDSESSISLAM)
TOTAL%
0) Not selected74723.4
1) Islam64220.1
9) No answer180756.5
TOTAL3196100.0
146) 27. Has your church held adult education sessions on any of these issues in the past year? [Check all that apply] 5 Race relations (ADEDSESSRACE)
TOTAL%
0) Not selected102432.0
1) Race relations36511.4
9) No answer180756.5
TOTAL3196100.0
147) 27. Has your church held adult education sessions on any of these issues in the past year? [Check all that apply] 6 2008 election (ADEDSESS2008ELEC)
TOTAL%
0) Not selected119137.3
1) 2008 election1986.2
9) No answer180756.5
TOTAL3196100.0
148) 27. Has your church held adult education sessions on any of these issues in the past year? [Check all that apply] 7 Immigrants and immigration (ADEDSESSIMMIGRATION)
TOTAL%
0) Not selected117236.7
1) Immigrants and immigration2176.8
9) No answer180756.5
TOTAL3196100.0
149) 27. Has your church held adult education sessions on any of these issues in the past year? [Check all that apply] 8 Gay rights and homosexuality (ADEDSESSHOMOSEXUALITY)
TOTAL%
0) Not selected97430.5
1) Gay rights and homosexuality41513.0
9) No answer180756.5
TOTAL3196100.0
150) 27. Has your church held adult education sessions on any of these issues in the past year? [Check all that apply] 9 War in Iraq (ADEDSESSIRAQ)
TOTAL%
0) Not selected119337.3
1) War in Iraq1966.1
9) No answer180756.5
TOTAL3196100.0
151) 27. Has your church held adult education sessions on any of these issues in the past year? [Check all that apply] No answer (ADEDSESSNOANSWER)
TOTAL%
0) Not selected138943.5
99) No answer180756.5
TOTAL3196100.0
152) 28. Do you agree or disagree with these statements? a. If enough people were brought to Christ, social ills would take care of themselves. (SOCILLS)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree37111.6
2) Agree88827.8
3) Not sure48315.1
4) Disagree123838.7
5) Strongly disagree1775.5
9) No answer391.2
TOTAL3196100.0
153) 28. Do you agree or disagree with these statements? b. Christianity requires a substantial redistribution of wealth. (REDISTRB)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree1996.2
2) Agree101131.6
3) Not sure51016.0
4) Disagree99431.1
5) Strongly disagree43113.5
9) No answer511.6
TOTAL3196100.0
154) 28. Do you agree or disagree with these statements? c. Churches should not try to influence or lobby public officials. (CHLOBBY)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree1484.6
2) Agree55017.2
3) Not sure46414.5
4) Disagree162850.9
5) Strongly disagree36411.4
9) No answer421.3
TOTAL3196100.0
155) 28. Do you agree or disagree with these statements? d. Pastors have a great potential to influence the political beliefs of their congregations. (MINPOTEN)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree36511.4
2) Agree176055.1
3) Not sure57317.9
4) Disagree39912.5
5) Strongly disagree521.6
9) No answer471.5
TOTAL3196100.0
156) 28. Do you agree or disagree with these statements? e. It is hard to be both a true Christian and a political liberal. (HARDLIB)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree39012.2
2) Agree76624.0
3) Not sure35511.1
4) Disagree102031.9
5) Strongly disagree61219.1
9) No answer531.7
TOTAL3196100.0
157) 28. Do you agree or disagree with these statements? f. It is hard to be both a true Christian and a political conservative. (HARDCON)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree1354.2
2) Agree45014.1
3) Not sure39912.5
4) Disagree151947.5
5) Strongly disagree64320.1
9) No answer501.6
TOTAL3196100.0
158) 28. Do you agree or disagree with these statements? g. The U.S. was founded as a Christian nation. (XNATION)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree57418.0
2) Agree82925.9
3) Not sure2758.6
4) Disagree104932.8
5) Strongly disagree42613.3
9) No answer431.3
TOTAL3196100.0
159) 28. Do you agree or disagree with these statements? h. Religious freedom in the U.S. is threatened by groups opposing religion. (RELGFREE)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree67021.0
2) Agree112835.3
3) Not sure2868.9
4) Disagree82425.8
5) Strongly disagree2588.1
9) No answer300.9
TOTAL3196100.0
160) 28. Do you agree or disagree with these statements? i. The influence of religion on American politics threatens to divide us as a country. (RELGDIVI)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree1153.6
2) Agree79925.0
3) Not sure52516.4
4) Disagree138743.4
5) Strongly disagree32810.3
9) No answer421.3
TOTAL3196100.0
161) 28. Do you agree or disagree with these statements? j. Free enterprise is the only system that is really compatible with Christian beliefs. (FREEENT)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree1113.5
2) Agree36511.4
3) Not sure67121.0
4) Disagree152247.6
5) Strongly disagree48415.1
9) No answer431.3
TOTAL3196100.0
162) 28. Do you agree or disagree with these statements? k. On most political issues, there is one correct Christian view. (ONLYONE)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree1063.3
2) Agree42613.3
3) Not sure38212.0
4) Disagree164651.5
5) Strongly disagree59818.7
9) No answer381.2
TOTAL3196100.0
163) 28. Do you agree or disagree with these statements? l. Some clergy in my denomination have gone too far in mixing religion and politics. (TOOFAR)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree37911.9
2) Agree109234.2
3) Not sure82125.7
4) Disagree72322.6
5) Strongly disagree1233.8
9) No answer581.8
TOTAL3196100.0
164) 28. Do you agree or disagree with these statements? m. In politics, it is better to compromise and achieve something than to stick to one's principles even at the risk of achieving little. (COMPROM)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree832.6
2) Agree86427.0
3) Not sure70021.9
4) Disagree110434.5
5) Strongly disagree38312.0
9) No answer621.9
TOTAL3196100.0
165) 28. Do you agree or disagree with these statements? n. It makes me uncomfortable when political candidates talk about their personal religious beliefs. (UNCOMFT)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree501.6
2) Agree3149.8
3) Not sure2467.7
4) Disagree193860.6
5) Strongly disagree60919.1
9) No answer391.2
TOTAL3196100.0
166) 28. Do you agree or disagree with these statements? o. Organized religious groups of all kinds should stay out of politics. (STAYOUT)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree792.5
2) Agree3059.5
3) Not sure41212.9
4) Disagree176255.1
5) Strongly disagree59118.5
9) No answer471.5
TOTAL3196100.0
167) 29. Many religious groups have been active in public life recently. Please tell us: How close do you feel to these groups? a. The Christian Coalition (CCCLO)
TOTAL%
1) Very close882.8
2) Close43613.6
3) Neutral87327.3
4) Far58818.4
5) Very far103532.4
9) No answer1765.5
TOTAL3196100.0
168) 29. Many religious groups have been active in public life recently. Please tell us: How close do you feel to these groups? b. Focus on the Family (FOCUSCLO)
TOTAL%
1) Very close3099.7
2) Close86927.2
3) Neutral54717.1
4) Far47314.8
5) Very far93729.3
9) No answer611.9
TOTAL3196100.0
169) 29. Many religious groups have been active in public life recently. Please tell us: How close do you feel to these groups? c. Americans United for Separation of Church and State (AUCLO)
TOTAL%
1) Very close341.1
2) Close2277.1
3) Neutral70722.1
4) Far69421.7
5) Very far132241.4
9) No answer2126.6
TOTAL3196100.0
170) 29. Many religious groups have been active in public life recently. Please tell us: How close do you feel to these groups? d. The Interfaith Alliance (IACLO)
TOTAL%
1) Very close652.0
2) Close39112.2
3) Neutral108433.9
4) Far55117.2
5) Very far63319.8
9) No answer47214.8
TOTAL3196100.0
171) 29. Many religious groups have been active in public life recently. Please tell us: How close do you feel to these groups? e. American Family Association (AFACLO)
TOTAL%
1) Very close1334.2
2) Close56317.6
3) Neutral99831.2
4) Far47414.8
5) Very far63519.9
9) No answer39312.3
TOTAL3196100.0
172) 29. Many religious groups have been active in public life recently. Please tell us: How close do you feel to these groups? f. Family Research Council (FRCCLO)
TOTAL%
1) Very close1364.3
2) Close57618.0
3) Neutral105332.9
4) Far43413.6
5) Very far59018.5
9) No answer40712.7
TOTAL3196100.0
173) 29. Many religious groups have been active in public life recently. Please tell us: How close do you feel to these groups? g. National Council of Churches (NCCCLO)
TOTAL%
1) Very close1725.4
2) Close70622.1
3) Neutral85226.7
4) Far64020.0
5) Very far68921.6
9) No answer1374.3
TOTAL3196100.0
174) 29. Many religious groups have been active in public life recently. Please tell us: How close do you feel to these groups? h. National Association of Evangelicals (NAECLO)
TOTAL%
1) Very close782.4
2) Close73222.9
3) Neutral106833.4
4) Far67721.2
5) Very far46614.6
9) No answer1755.5
TOTAL3196100.0
175) 29. Many religious groups have been active in public life recently. Please tell us: How close do you feel to these groups? i. Bread for the World (BREADCLO)
TOTAL%
1) Very close3049.5
2) Close109634.3
3) Neutral101731.8
4) Far2698.4
5) Very far2397.5
9) No answer2718.5
TOTAL3196100.0
176) 29. Many religious groups have been active in public life recently. Please tell us: How close do you feel to these groups? j. Gay Rights Groups (GAYSCLO)
TOTAL%
1) Very close862.7
2) Close2989.3
3) Neutral44513.9
4) Far49915.6
5) Very far178555.9
9) No answer832.6
TOTAL3196100.0
177) 29. Many religious groups have been active in public life recently. Please tell us: How close do you feel to these groups? k. ACLU (ACLUCLO)
TOTAL%
1) Very close632.0
2) Close2939.2
3) Neutral52816.5
4) Far51016.0
5) Very far170753.4
9) No answer953.0
TOTAL3196100.0
178) 29. Many religious groups have been active in public life recently. Please tell us: How close do you feel to these groups? l. The Christian Right (CRCLO)
TOTAL%
1) Very close802.5
2) Close34710.9
3) Neutral67321.1
4) Far70121.9
5) Very far124839.0
9) No answer1474.6
TOTAL3196100.0
179) 30. Do you agree or disagree with these statements? a. The federal government should do more to solve social problems such as unemployment, poverty, and poor housing. (SOCPROBS)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree58818.4
2) Agree132041.3
3) Not sure33910.6
4) Disagree74423.3
5) Strongly disagree1595.0
9) No answer461.4
TOTAL3196100.0
180) 30. Do you agree or disagree with these statements? b. I oppose capital punishment. (OPCAPPUN)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree78624.6
2) Agree65520.5
3) Not sure2527.9
4) Disagree97830.6
5) Strongly disagree48815.3
9) No answer371.2
TOTAL3196100.0
181) 30. Do you agree or disagree with these statements? c. More environmental protection is needed, even if it raises prices or costs jobs. (ENVPROT)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree49415.5
2) Agree117236.7
3) Not sure51516.1
4) Disagree67721.2
5) Strongly disagree3019.4
9) No answer371.2
TOTAL3196100.0
182) 30. Do you agree or disagree with these statements? d. The U.S. should spend more on the military and defense. (MILITARY)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree963.0
2) Agree54817.1
3) Not sure71422.3
4) Disagree114235.7
5) Strongly disagree65920.6
9) No answer371.2
TOTAL3196100.0
183) 30. Do you agree or disagree with these statements? e. The current war in Iraq is fully justified. (IRAQJUST)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree1775.5
2) Agree64420.2
3) Not sure51616.1
4) Disagree72822.8
5) Strongly disagree108834.0
9) No answer431.3
TOTAL3196100.0
184) 30. Do you agree or disagree with these statements? f. We need a constitutional amendment to permit prayer as a regular exercise in public schools. (PRAYAMEN)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree2678.4
2) Agree46914.7
3) Not sure50515.8
4) Disagree118337.0
5) Strongly disagree72922.8
9) No answer431.3
TOTAL3196100.0
185) 30. Do you agree or disagree with these statements? g. We need a constitutional amendment prohibiting all abortions unless necessary to save the mother's life or in case of rape or incest. (PRAYABOR)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree69421.7
2) Agree91028.5
3) Not sure3099.7
4) Disagree66420.8
5) Strongly disagree56317.6
9) No answer561.8
TOTAL3196100.0
186) 30. Do you agree or disagree with these statements? h. Public policy should discourage ownership and use of handguns. (HANDGUNS)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree32310.1
2) Agree85926.9
3) Not sure38312.0
4) Disagree91928.8
5) Strongly disagree67721.2
9) No answer351.1
TOTAL3196100.0
187) 30. Do you agree or disagree with these statements? i. Homosexuals should have all the same rights and privileges as other Americans. (GAYRIGHT)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree70622.1
2) Agree97630.5
3) Not sure37811.8
4) Disagree57818.1
5) Strongly disagree45814.3
9) No answer1003.1
TOTAL3196100.0
188) 30. Do you agree or disagree with these statements? j. We still need more legislation to protect women's rights. (WOMENLEG)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree2939.2
2) Agree83326.1
3) Not sure95729.9
4) Disagree85926.9
5) Strongly disagree2136.7
9) No answer411.3
TOTAL3196100.0
189) 30. Do you agree or disagree with these statements? k. Education policy should focus on improving public schools rather than encouraging alternatives such as religious schools. (PUBLICED)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree41312.9
2) Agree96330.1
3) Not sure58918.4
4) Disagree88227.6
5) Strongly disagree2949.2
9) No answer551.7
TOTAL3196100.0
190) 30. Do you agree or disagree with these statements? l. Current welfare reform laws are too harsh and hurt children. (WELFREFM)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree882.8
2) Agree50915.9
3) Not sure154148.2
4) Disagree81825.6
5) Strongly disagree1494.7
9) No answer912.8
TOTAL3196100.0
191) 30. Do you agree or disagree with these statements? m. The government should provide vouchers to parents to help pay for their children to attend private or religious schools. (VOUCHERS)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree35511.1
2) Agree103632.4
3) Not sure67521.1
4) Disagree82025.7
5) Strongly disagree2638.2
9) No answer471.5
TOTAL3196100.0
192) 30. Do you agree or disagree with these statements? n. Given the threat of terrorism, the U.S. must be able to take preemptive military action against other countries. (PREEMPT)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree2858.9
2) Agree91528.6
3) Not sure52516.4
4) Disagree78824.7
5) Strongly disagree63619.9
9) No answer471.5
TOTAL3196100.0
193) 30. Do you agree or disagree with these statements? o. We need government-sponsored national health insurance so that everyone can get adequate medical care. (HEALTHGV)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree57518.0
2) Agree87327.3
3) Not sure46414.5
4) Disagree66420.8
5) Strongly disagree58018.1
9) No answer401.3
TOTAL3196100.0
194) 30. Do you agree or disagree with these statements? p. Blacks and other minorities may need special governmental help to achieve an equal place in America. (AFFACTN)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree1745.4
2) Agree97930.6
3) Not sure63419.8
4) Disagree96230.1
5) Strongly disagree39512.4
9) No answer521.6
TOTAL3196100.0
195) 30. Do you agree or disagree with these statements? q. Sex education programs included in the curricula of public high schools should be abstinence based. (SEXED)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree63719.9
2) Agree130840.9
3) Not sure44313.9
4) Disagree54517.1
5) Strongly disagree2126.6
9) No answer511.6
TOTAL3196100.0
196) 30. Do you agree or disagree with these statements? r. China should not be given most favored nation trading status until it stops religious persecution. (CHINA)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree49915.6
2) Agree149446.7
3) Not sure81025.3
4) Disagree2929.1
5) Strongly disagree361.1
9) No answer652.0
TOTAL3196100.0
197) 30. Do you agree or disagree with these statements? s. Scientific creation should be taught in biology classes if the theory of evolution is. (CREATE)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree66020.7
2) Agree115836.2
3) Not sure47614.9
4) Disagree47414.8
5) Strongly disagree36411.4
9) No answer642.0
TOTAL3196100.0
198) 30. Do you agree or disagree with these statements? t. A lasting peace in the Middle East will require Israel to make greater concessions to the Palestinians. (MIDEAST)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree46914.7
2) Agree110334.5
3) Not sure73122.9
4) Disagree48815.3
5) Strongly disagree33210.4
9) No answer732.3
TOTAL3196100.0
199) 30. Do you agree or disagree with these statements? u. The U.S. should coordinate our foreign policy more with the U.N. (USUNPOL)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree3119.7
2) Agree84426.4
3) Not sure70422.0
4) Disagree66220.7
5) Strongly disagree60619.0
9) No answer692.2
TOTAL3196100.0
200) 31. Which of these statements comes closest to your view of the proper legal status of marriage? (STATMARG)
TOTAL%
1) The law should define marriage as a union between one man and one woman138443.3
2) The law should define marriage as a union between one man and one woman, but recognize legal agreements between same-sex couples85626.8
3) The law should define marriage as a union between two people regardless of their gender36811.5
9) No answer58818.4
TOTAL3196100.0
201) 32. Which of the following do you think best describes the nature of your congregation? Is it primarily... (CONGSOCC)
TOTAL%
1) Working class71722.4
2) Lower-middle class58518.3
3) Upper-middle class73723.1
4) Mixed110534.6
9) No answer521.6
TOTAL3196100.0
202) 33. Approximately how many adult members are there in your church? (MEMBERS)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL3147927.78130
203) 34. What is the approximate average weekly attendance at your Sunday morning worship? (AVEATTD)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL3154746.5797524
204) 35. What is the kind of community in which your congregation is located? (COMMSIZE)
TOTAL%
1) Farm or rural65020.3
2) Small town (under 15,000)86327.0
3) Small city (15,000 to 50,000)46114.4
4) Medium size city (50,000 to 100,000)2929.1
5) Large city (100,000 to 500,000)2688.4
6) Suburb of large city33710.5
7) Very large city (over 500,000)1494.7
8) Suburb of a very large city1374.3
9) No answer391.2
TOTAL3196100.0
205) 36. What is the highest level of education that you have attained? (EDUC)
TOTAL%
1) Grade school or less100.3
2) High school graduate601.9
3) Some college1976.2
4) College graduate148346.4
5) Postgraduate work (other than seminary)133941.9
9) No answer1073.3
TOTAL3196100.0
206) 37. What is the highest level of seminary or ministerial education that you have attained? (SEMIEDUC)
TOTAL%
1) None1133.5
2) Bible college2096.5
3) Some seminary2758.6
4) Seminary graduate182357.0
5) Postgraduate work (for D.Min, Th.D, etc.)71722.4
9) No answer591.8
TOTAL3196100.0
207) 38. Years in the ministry? (YRSMIN)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL317321.56313
208) 39. Years at present church? (YRSCONG)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL31669.35911
209) 40. What is your gender? (SEX)
TOTAL%
1) Female40812.8
2) Male274786.0
9) No answer411.3
TOTAL3196100.0
210) 41. Your age? (AGE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL313960.98990
211) 42a. What is your marital status? (MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Single, never married - please go to question 431203.8
2) Divorced - please go to question 43752.3
3) Separated - please go to question 4390.3
4) Widowed - please go to question 43240.8
5) Widowed and remarried - please answer question 42b331.0
6) Divorced and remarried - please answer question 42b32610.2
7) Married, and never divorced - please answer question 42b256880.4
9) No answer411.3
TOTAL3196100.0
212) 42b. If married, is your spouse employed outside the home? (SPOUSWRK)
TOTAL%
1) Yes199168.0
2) No91931.4
9) No answer170.6
Missing269 
TOTAL2927100.0
213) 43. During a typical month, how frequently do you preach within a worship service? (FRQPREAC)
TOTAL%
0) 0230.7
.5) 30.1
1) 11354.3
2) 21685.3
3) 33069.7
4) 4123238.9
5) 51715.4
6) 61203.8
7) 7822.6
8) 847615.0
9) 9591.9
10) 10892.8
11) 11110.3
12) 121956.2
13) 1390.3
14) 14130.4
15) 15110.3
16) 16280.9
18) 1820.1
20) 2060.2
24) 2420.1
25) 2510.0
30) 3020.1
40) 4010.0
44) 4410.0
45) 4510.0
46) 4610.0
48) 4810.0
50) 5020.1
52) 5210.0
60) 6010.0
90) 9010.0
99) [ARDA Note: missing label]140.4
Missing28 
TOTAL3168100.0
214) 44. What is the state in which you currently reside? (STATE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL319627.46914
215) 45. What is your race? (RACE)
TOTAL%
1) Asian260.8
2) Black or African American561.8
3) Hispanic or Latino471.5
4) Native American170.5
5) White295092.3
6) Other (please specify)461.4
9) No answer541.7
TOTAL3196100.0
216) 45B. What is your race? Other (please specify) (RACESPE)
217) 46. What was your approximate family income in 2008? (INCOME)
TOTAL%
1) Under $25,000501.6
2) $25,000-$49,99960619.0
3) $50,000-$74,99997030.4
4) $75,000-$99,99954817.1
5) $100,000-$149,9993189.9
6) $150,000-$199,999601.9
7) $200,000-$250,000 or over200.6
9) No answer62419.5
TOTAL3196100.0
218) Survey mode (MODE)
TOTAL%
1) Online131041.0
2) Paper/Mail188659.0
TOTAL3196100.0
219) WTVAR250 (WTVAR250)
TOTAL%
.480769230769231) 52016.3
.675675675675676) 37011.6
.696378830083565) 35911.2
.746268656716418) 33510.5
.801282051282051) 3129.8
.862068965517241) 2909.1
.886524822695035) 2828.8
.919117647058823) 2728.5
1.00806451612903) 2487.8
1.20192307692308) 2086.5
TOTAL3196100.0
220) I-GENDER: 40. What is your gender? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-GENDER)
TOTAL%
1) Female40812.9
2) Male274787.1
Missing41 
TOTAL3155100.0
221) I-EDUC: 36. What is the highest level of education that you have attained? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-EDUC)
TOTAL%
1) High school graduate or less702.3
2) Some college1976.4
3) College graduate148348.0
4) Postgraduate work (other than seminary)133943.3
Missing107 
TOTAL3089100.0
222) I-INCOME: 46. What was your approximate family income in 2008? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-INCOME)
TOTAL%
1) Under $49,99965625.5
2) $50,000-$74,99997037.7
3) $75,000-$99,99954821.3
4) $100,000-$149,99931812.4
5) $150,000 and over803.1
Missing624 
TOTAL2572100.0
223) I-PARTYID: 8a. Generally, do you think of yourself today as a Republican, a Democrat, or an Independent? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-PARTYID)
TOTAL%
1) Democrat or Independent, leaning Democrat120138.3
2) Independent31710.1
3) Republican or Independent, leaning Republican161551.5
Missing63 
TOTAL3133100.0
224) I-MARITAL: 42a. What is your marital status? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Single, never married1203.8
2) Divorced, separated, or widowed1083.4
3) Married or re-married292792.8
Missing41 
TOTAL3155100.0