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PRRI-RNS Religion News Survey, March 2012 - Codebook

All Frequencies weighted by 3) WEIGHT;
(The number of missing cases reported in the codebook are unweighted)

1) Caseid (CASEID)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total1,00757,620,216.999,717,433.91
2) Week (WEEK)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total1,007810.000.00
3) Weight (WEIGHT)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total1,0071.000.61
4) State (STATE)
5) Metro (METRO)
 TOTAL%
1) Center City (Metro)32732.4
2) Center City Country (Metro)20420.2
3) Suburban (Metro)24224.0
4) Non-Center City (Metro)414.0
5) Non-Metro19419.2
Total1008100.0
6) Region (REGION)
 TOTAL%
1) North East18618.5
2) North Central22021.9
3) South37136.9
4) West22922.7
Total1006100.0
7) Division (DIVISION)
 TOTAL%
1) New England414.0
2) Mid Atlantic14614.5
3) East North Central12512.5
4) West North Central959.4
5) South Atlantic19419.3
6) East South Central696.9
7) West South Central10810.7
8) Mountain848.3
9) Pacific14514.4
Total1007100.0
8) Is your home owned or rented? (OWNHOME)
 TOTAL%
1) Owned63162.7
2) Rented34734.4
8) Don't know131.3
9) Refused161.6
Total1007100.0
9) Are you: (MARITAL)
 TOTAL%
1) Single, that is never married23022.8
2) Single, living with a partner747.3
3) Married49849.4
4) Separated262.6
5) Widowed676.6
6) Divorced939.3
9) Refused191.9
Total1007100.0
10) Employment Status (EMPLOY)
 TOTAL%
1) Full-time44143.8
2) Part-time16116.0
3) Retired16716.6
4) Housewife616.1
5) Student585.8
6) Temporarily unemployed666.5
7) Disabled/handicapped343.4
8) Other not employed60.6
9) Refused131.3
Total1007100.0
11) Including yourself, how many people are there living in your household? (HHNUM)
 TOTAL%
1) One13113.0
2) Two31831.6
3) Three21321.1
4) Four16116.0
5) Five757.4
6) Six393.9
7) Seven212.1
8) Eight or more171.7
9) Refused323.2
Total1007100.0
12) How many of these are adults, 18 or older? (ADULTS)
 TOTAL%
1) One16316.1
2) Two52652.2
3) Three19619.4
4) Four555.5
5) Five171.7
6) Six101.0
7) Seven30.3
8) Eight or more60.6
9) Refused323.2
Total1008100.0
13) How many of these adults are male? (ADULTM)
 TOTAL%
0) None16316.7
1) One59861.4
2) Two16817.3
3) Three303.1
4) Four80.8
5) Five20.2
7) Seven30.4
8) Eight or more20.2
Missing31
Total974100.0
14) How many of these adults are female? (ADULTF)
 TOTAL%
0) None10610.8
1) One66568.2
2) Two17017.4
3) Three242.5
4) Four70.7
6) Six40.4
Missing31
Total976100.0
15) How many are children 12 to 17? (KIDS1217)
 TOTAL%
0) None18950.5
1) One13134.9
2) Two4010.8
3) Three71.8
4) Four71.9
5) Five00.1
Missing722
Total374100.0
16) How many are children six to 11? (KIDS611)
 TOTAL%
0) None18148.5
1) One14137.9
2) Two4712.7
3) Three41.2
Missing722
Total373100.0
17) How many are children under six? (KIDS06)
 TOTAL%
0) None22159.1
1) One10628.5
2) Two4010.6
3) Three61.6
4) Four10.2
Missing722
Total374100.0
18) Enter age of first child age 12 to 17. (DI22A1)
 TOTAL%
12) 124021.4
13) 134121.8
14) 142211.7
15) 153719.8
16) 16115.8
17) 173116.9
98) Don't know10.8
99) Refused31.4
Missing859
Total186100.0
19) Enter age of second child age 12 to 17. (DI22A2)
 TOTAL%
12) 12813.9
13) 1346.6
14) 141119.6
15) 151424.4
16) 161220.9
17) 1747.2
99) Refused34.6
Missing959
Total56100.0
20) Enter age of third child age 12 to 17. (DI22A3)
 TOTAL%
13) 13211.7
14) 14323.8
16) 16532.8
17) 17429.6
99) Refused03.3
Missing993
Total14100.0
21) Enter age of fourth child age 12 to 17. (DI22A4)
 TOTAL%
12) 12347.7
14) 14117.4
15) 15226.3
17) 1719.1
99) Refused06.6
Missing1000
Total7100.0
22) Enter age of fifth child age 12 to 17. (DI22A5)
 TOTAL%
99) Refused00
Missing1006
Total0100.0
23) Enter age of first child age six to 11. (DI22B1)
 TOTAL%
6) 63015.5
7) 73015.7
8) 83115.8
9) 9178.6
10) 103417.6
11) 114020.4
98) Don't know41.9
99) Refused84.1
Missing866
Total194100.0
24) Enter age of second child age six to 11. (DI22B2)
 TOTAL%
6) 646.9
7) 736.0
8) 8814.7
9) 9916.4
10) 101222.1
11) 111020.0
98) Don't know12.8
99) Refused510.6
Missing968
Total52100.0
25) Enter age of third child age six to 11. (DI22B3)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total48.042.26
26) Enter age of first child under six. (DI22C1)
 TOTAL%
0) Less than one year159.8
1) 11711.2
2) 23321.3
3) 32516.5
4) 42717.8
5) 53120.1
99) Refused53.0
Missing897
Total153100.0
27) Enter age of second child under six. (DI22C2)
 TOTAL%
0) Less than one year612.2
1) 149.5
2) 21020.4
3) 3612.6
4) 41020.5
5) 5817.9
99) Refused35.6
Missing973
Total47100.0
28) Enter age of third child under six. (DI22C3)
 TOTAL%
0) Less than one year229.6
1) 1226.4
2) 2112.0
5) 5228.4
Missing1002
Total7100.0
29) Enter age of fourth child under six. (DI22C4)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total10.000.00
30) Are you the parent or guardian of anyone under 18 in your household? (PARENT)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes30280.7
2) No7219.3
Missing722
Total374100.0
31) What is your age? (AGE)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total1,00747.2919.60
32) Could you please tell me if you are: (AGE2)
 TOTAL%
2) 30-49827.1
3) 50-64620.2
4) 65+415.7
9) Refused1035.7
Missing974
Total28100.0
33) What is the last grade of school you completed? (EDUC)
 TOTAL%
1) Less than high school graduate13213.1
2) High school graduate32232.0
3) Some college24424.2
4) Graduated college18017.9
5) Graduate school or more969.6
6) Technical school/other202.0
9) Refused131.3
Total1007100.0
34) Is your total annual household income from all sources, and before taxes: (INCOME)
 TOTAL%
1) Less than $15,00014013.9
2) $15,000 but less than $25,000999.9
3) $25,000 but less than $30,000717.0
4) $30,000 but less than $40,000838.2
5) $40,000 but less than $50,000706.9
6) $50,000 but less than $75,00011811.7
7) $75,000 but less than $100,000908.9
8) $100,000 and over (unspecified)151.5
9) Less than $50,000272.7
10) $50,000 but less than $100,000131.3
12) $100,000 to under $150,000868.5
13) $150,000 to under $200,000282.8
14) $200,000 to under $250,000101.0
15) $250,000 or more191.9
98) Don't know313.1
99) Refused10710.7
Total1007100.0
35) Race of Respondent (RACE)
 TOTAL%
1) White non-Hispanic66866.2
2) Black non-Hispanic11411.3
3) White Hispanic1009.9
4) Black Hispanic111.0
5) Unspecified Hispanic262.6
6) Other race626.2
7) Refused272.7
Total1008100.0
36) Affiliation rotate (PARTYROT)
 TOTAL%
1) Male Republican/Democrat24023.9
2) Male Democrat/Republican24824.7
3) Female Republican/Democrat25125.0
4) Female Democrat/Republican26726.6
Total1006100.0
37) Generally speaking, do you usually think of yourself as: (PARTY)
 TOTAL%
0) Other70.7
1) A Republican24924.8
2) A Democrat32332.2
3) An Independent35435.3
8) Don't know393.8
9) Refused333.3
Total1005100.0
38) Do you consider yourself part of the Tea Party movement, or not? (TPARTY)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes838.2
2) No86986.2
8) Don't know404.0
9) Refused161.5
Total1008100.0
39) Ideology rotate (IDEOROT)
 TOTAL%
1) D3 1-5 asked52552.1
2) D3 5-1 asked48247.9
Total1007100.0
40) Generally speaking, would you describe your political views as: (IDEO)
 TOTAL%
1) Very conservative15815.7
2) Somewhat conservative22222.1
3) Moderate29729.6
4) Somewhat liberal16216.1
5) Very liberal898.8
8) Don't know505.0
9) Refused282.7
Total1006100.0
41) Are you registered to vote at your present address or not? (REGVOTE)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes73973.4
2) No24924.7
8) Don't know70.7
9) Refused121.1
Total1007100.0
42) Besides the telephone number I reached you on, how many other telephone numbers, if any, does your household have? (OTHTEL)
 TOTAL%
0) None56856.4
1) One686.7
2) Two393.9
3) Three202.0
7) Cell phone household only30830.5
9) Refused50.5
Total1008100.0
43) Enter sex of respondent (SEX)
 TOTAL%
1) Male49048.7
2) Female51751.3
Total1007100.0
44) What is your present religion, if any? Are you Protestant, Catholic, Jewish, Muslim, Mormon, something else or nothing in particular? *REFORMATTED QUESTION* (RELIG)
 TOTAL%
1) Protestant34334.0
2) Catholic, Roman Catholic21120.9
3) Jewish/Judaism191.9
4) Muslim/Islamic20.2
5) Mormon/Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints202.0
6) Something else313.1
7) Nothing in particular19519.3
10) Buddhist50.5
11) Hindu50.5
12) Unitarian/Universalist20.2
13) Christian/Non-denominational Christian15715.5
99) Don't know/refused181.8
Total1008100.0
45) Would you describe yourself as a 'born-again' or 'evangelical Christian,' or not? (BORN)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes26352.6
2) No22545.1
8) Don't know112.3
Missing496
Total499100.0
46) Aside from weddings and funerals, how often do you attend religious services -- more than once a week, once a week, once or twice a month, a few times a year, seldom, or never? (ATTEND)
 TOTAL%
1) More than once a week17217.2
2) Once a week22622.5
3) Once or twice a month12912.9
4) A few times a year16416.3
5) Seldom17317.2
6) Never12912.9
8) Don't know10.1
9) Refused111.1
Total1005100.0
47) Were you born in the United States, the island of Puerto Rico, or in another country? (USBORN)
 TOTAL%
1) United States5943.7
2) Puerto Rico139.8
3) Another country6245.3
9) Refused21.4
Missing931
Total136100.0
48) How many years have you lived in the United States? (USLIVE)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total7721.7525.60
49) Ident (IDENT)
 TOTAL%
1) Landline59559.1
2) Cell Phone sample34133.9
3) Hispanic in language282.8
4) Both cell phone and Hispanic in language434.2
Total1007100.0
50) Now thinking about your telephone use: Does anyone in your household, including yourself, have a working cell phone? (L1)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes, respondent or someone in household has cell phone52183.4
2) No9214.7
8) Don't know30.4
9) Refused81.3
Missing300
Total624100.0
51) Of all the telephone calls that you and the other people in your household receive, are: (L2)
 TOTAL%
1) All or almost all calls received on a cell phone13125.1
2) Some received on a cell phone and some on a regular home phone25148.2
3) All or almost all calls received on a regular home phone13926.7
Missing462
Total521100.0
52) Now thinking about your telephone use, is there at least one telephone INSIDE your home that is currently working and is not a cell phone? (C1)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes, has a home telephone7920.5
2) No, no home telephone30579.4
Missing707
Total384100.0
53) Of all the telephone calls that you and the other people in your household receive, are: (C2)
 TOTAL%
1) All or almost all calls received on a cell phone3340.8
2) Some received on a cell phone and some on a regular home phone3138.2
3) All or almost all calls received on a regular home phone1619.4
Missing878
Total80100.0
54) How many different cell phone numbers do you personally answer calls on? (C1A)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total9041.541.39
55) Q1rot1 (Q1ROT1)
 TOTAL%
1) Pr-1/1a asked first49749.4
2) Pr-2/2a asked first51050.6
Total1007100.0
56) In America today, do you believe that the right of religious liberty is being threatened, or not? (Q1)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes39339.1
2) No56656.2
8) Don't know444.4
9) Refused40.4
Total1007100.0
57) In just a few words, in what way is the right of religious liberty being threatened? (Q1AOPEN)
58) Q1ACODE (Q1ACODE)
59) Q1ACODE (Q1AFINAL)
 TOTAL%
1) General government interference in religion7219.7
2) Hostility towards Christians/religion3810.5
3) Personal liberties threatened246.5
4) Removing religion from the public square8523.2
5) Changing culture339.1
6) Contraception mandate226.1
7) Sexuality issues164.3
8) Other7119.3
9) Don't know61.7
Missing582
Total367100.0
60) Q2ROT2 (Q2ROT2)
 TOTAL%
1) Pr-3 asked first49449.1
2) Pr-4 asked first51350.9
Total1007100.0
61) In America today, do you believe that the principle of separation of church and state is being threatened, or not? (Q2)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes45445.1
2) No48548.2
8) Don't know616.0
9) Refused70.7
Total1007100.0
62) In just a few words, in what way is the principle of separation of church and state being threatened? (Q12AOPEN)
63) Do you think religiously affiliated colleges and universities should be required to provide their employees with health care plans that cover contraception or birth control at no cost, or not? (Q3A)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes, should be required to provide54854.4
2) No, should not be required to provide41941.7
8) Don't know303.0
9) Refused101.0
Total1007100.0
64) Do you think religiously affiliated hospitals should be required to provide their employees with health care plans that cover contraception or birth control at no cost, or not? (Q3B)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes, should be required to provide57757.3
2) No, should not be required to provide38037.7
8) Don't know393.9
9) Refused111.1
Total1007100.0
65) Do you think churches and other places of worship should be required to provide their employees with health care plans that cover contraception or birth control at no cost, or not? (Q3C)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes, should be required to provide42642.4
2) No, should not be required to provide52752.4
8) Don't know393.9
9) Refused141.4
Total1006100.0
66) Do you think privately owned small businesses should be required to provide their employees with health care plans that cover contraception or birth control at no cost, or not? (Q3D)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes, should be required to provide53152.7
2) No, should not be required to provide43543.1
8) Don't know323.1
9) Refused101.0
Total1008100.0
67) Do you think publicly held corporations should be required to provide their employees with health care plans that cover contraception or birth control at no cost, or not? (Q3E)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes, should be required to provide62562.1
2) No, should not be required to provide32932.7
8) Don't know444.4
9) Refused80.8
Total1006100.0
68) Do you think religiously affiliated social service agencies should be required to provide their employees with health care plans that cover contraception or birth control at no cost, or not? (Q3F)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes, should be required to provide52752.3
2) No, should not be required to provide43643.2
8) Don't know343.3
9) Refused111.1
Total1008100.0
69) Do you think religiously affiliated adoption agencies that receive federal funding should be able to refuse to place children with qualified gay and lesbian couples, or not? (Q4A)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes, should be able to refuse32031.8
2) No, should not be able to refuse63062.6
8) Don't know414.1
9) Refused161.6
Total1007100.0
70) Do you think religiously affiliated adoption agencies that receive NO federal funding should be able to refuse to place children with qualified gay and lesbian couples, or not? (Q4B)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes, should be able to refuse44744.3
2) No, should not be able to refuse50850.4
8) Don't know424.2
9) Refused111.0
Total1008100.0
71) All in all, do you strongly favor, favor, oppose, or strongly oppose allowing gay and lesbian couples to marry legally?: (Q5A)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly favor21921.7
2) Favor29829.6
3) Oppose19018.9
4) Strongly oppose24724.6
8) Don't know393.9
9) Refused131.3
Total1006100.0
72) All in all, do you strongly favor, favor, oppose, or strongly oppose allowing methods of birth control to be generally available to teenagers age 16 or older without parental approval: (Q5B)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly favor24724.6
2) Favor27527.4
3) Oppose20520.4
4) Strongly oppose25825.7
8) Don't know161.6
9) Refused50.5
Total1006100.0
73) All in all, do you strongly favor, favor, oppose, or strongly oppose allowing gay and lesbian couples to adopt children: (Q5C)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly favor23523.3
2) Favor31231.1
3) Oppose19018.9
4) Strongly oppose21421.2
8) Don't know414.1
9) Refused141.4
Total1006100.0
74) If the law guaranteed that no church or congregation would be required to perform marriages for gay and lesbian couples, I would support allowing them to legally marry (Q6)
 TOTAL%
1) Completely agree214.4
2) Mostly agree449.0
3) Mostly disagree10922.1
4) Completely disagree28157.1
8) Don't know265.2
9) Refused102.1
Missing469
Total491100.0
75) What is your age? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-AGE)
 TOTAL%
1) 18-2921922.3
2) 30-3915015.4
3) 40-4919620.0
4) 50-6424925.4
5) 65+16516.9
Missing33
Total979100.0
76) What is the last grade of school you completed? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-EDUC)
 TOTAL%
1) Less than high school graduate13213.3
2) High school graduate32232.5
3) Some college or technical school/other26326.5
4) Graduated college18018.2
5) Graduate school or more969.7
Missing13
Total993100.0
77) Region (For use with online analysis) (I-REGION)
 TOTAL%
1) North East18618.5
2) North Central22021.9
3) South37136.9
4) West22922.7
Total1006100.0
78) What is your present religion, if any? Are you Protestant, Catholic, Jewish, Muslim, Mormon, something else or nothing in particular? *REFORMATTED QUESTION* (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-RELIGION)
 TOTAL%
1) Protestant34334.6
2) Catholic, Roman Catholic21121.3
3) Other848.5
4) Nothing in particular19519.7
5) Christian/non-denominational Christian15715.8
Missing19
Total990100.0
79) Enter sex of respondent (For use with online analysis) (I-SEX)
 TOTAL%
1) Male49048.7
2) Female51751.3
Total1007100.0

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