Religion and Politics Survey, 1996

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Percentages are weighted by 151) WEIGHT; Total Ns reported are unweighted
1) Identification number (ID)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL19752038.751713.62
2) TIME (TIME)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL197522.545.12
3) QUOTA (QUOTA)
TOTAL%
1) Form 1 - Male 24.1
2) Form 1 - Female 26.3
3) Form 2 - Male 23.2
4) Form 2 - Female 26.3
TOTAL1975100.0
4) Enter respondent's sex (SEX)
TOTAL%
1) Male 47.3
2) Female 52.7
TOTAL1975100.0
5) Do you approve or disapprove of the way Bill Clinton is handling his job as president? (BCLINAPP)
TOTAL%
1) Approve 54.5
2) Disapprove 37.1
3) Don't know/Refused 8.4
TOTAL1975100.0
6) Do you approve or disapprove of the policies and proposals of the Republican leaders in Congress? (REPPOLIC)
TOTAL%
1) Approve 36.2
2) Disapprove 49.5
3) Don't know/Refused 14.3
TOTAL1975100.0
7) How much thought have you given to the coming Presidential election? (PRESELEC)
TOTAL%
1) Quite a lot 42.5
2) Some 4.8
3) Only a little 47.3
4) None 4.2
5) Don't know/Refused 1.3
TOTAL1975100.0
8) Suppose the 1996 presidential election were being held TODAY, and the candidates were Bill Clinton, the Democrat, and Bob Dole, the Republican. Who would you vote for? (VTPRES96)
TOTAL%
1) Bill Clinton 52.1
2) Bob Dole 36.7
3) Other/Undecided 11.1
Missing475 
TOTAL1500100.0
9) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO EITHER WOULD VOTE FOR BOB DOLE OR BILL CLINTON FOR PRESIDENT IN THE 1996 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION IF ASKED TO VOTE TODAY: Do you support (the candidate of your choice from VTPRES96) strongly or only moderately? (SPPTCAND)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly 39.3
2) Only moderately 57.8
3) Don't know/Refused 2.9
Missing633 
TOTAL1342100.0
10) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO WERE UNDECIDED FOR WHOM THEY WOULD VOTE IF THEY HAD TO VOTE IN THE 1996 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION TODAY: As of TODAY, do you LEAN more to Clinton, the Democrat, or Dole, the Republican? (PRTYLN96)
TOTAL%
1) Clinton 28.4
2) Dole 29.9
3) Other/Undecided 41.7
Missing1817 
TOTAL158100.0
11) What's your opinion of the presidential candidates this year? Would you say that you are very satisfied, fairly satisfied, not too satisfied, or not at all satisfied with the choices? (OPPRESCA)
TOTAL%
1) Very satisfied 9.1
2) Fairly satisfied 37.4
3) Not too satisfied 31.1
4) Not at all satisfied 18.8
5) Don't know/Refused 3.7
TOTAL1975100.0
12) These days, many people are so busy they can't find time to register to vote, or move around so often they don't get a chance to re-register... Are you NOW registered to vote in your precinct or election district, or haven't you been able to register so far? (REGVT96)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, registered 78.5
2) No, not registered 21
3) Don't know/Refused .5
TOTAL1975100.0
13) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE REGISTERED: Are you absolutely certain you are registered to vote, or is there a chance your registration has lapsed because you moved or for some other reason? (CRTNRG96)
TOTAL%
1) Absolutely certain 94.5
2) Chance registration has lapsed 5
3) Don't know/Refused .5
Missing397 
TOTAL1578100.0
14) Do you yourself plan to vote in the election this November? (VOTE96)
TOTAL%
1) Yes 87.6
2) No 8.7
3) Don't know/Refused 3.7
TOTAL1975100.0
15) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO PLAN TO VOTE IN THE ELECTION THIS NOVEMBER: How certain are you that you will vote? Are you absolutely certain, fairly certain, or not certain? (CRTNVT96)
TOTAL%
1) Absolutely certain 81.2
2) Fairly certain 16.5
3) Not certain 1.7
4) Don't know/Refused .6
Missing213 
TOTAL1762100.0
16) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO PLAN NOT TO VOTE IN THE ELECTION THIS NOVEMBER: How certain are you that you will NOT vote? Are you absolutely certain, fairly certain, or not certain? (CRTNNOVT)
TOTAL%
1) Absolutely certain 64.7
2) Fairly certain 20
3) Not certain 11.5
4) Don't know/Refused 3.8
Missing1826 
TOTAL149100.0
17) How often would you say you vote? (FREQVOTE)
TOTAL%
1) Always 40.8
2) Nearly always 29.7
3) Part of the time 12.2
4) Seldom 11.5
5) Never vote 4.4
6) Other response 1.1
7) Don't know/Refused .3
TOTAL1975100.0
18) Are you more interested or less interested in politics this year than you were in 1992? (INT_PLTC)
TOTAL%
1) More 40.7
2) Less 34.9
3) Same 22.6
4) Don't know/Refused 1.8
TOTAL1975100.0
19) Suppose the 1996 elections for U.S. Congress were being held TODAY, would you vote for the Republican Party's candidate or the Democratic Party's candidate for Congress in your district? (VTCNG96)
TOTAL%
1) Republican 36.8
2) Democrat 44.3
3) Other candidate 1.1
4) Don't know/Refused 17.9
TOTAL1975100.0
20) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO WOULD CHOOSE ANOTHER CANDIDATE IF VOTING FOR U.S. CONGRESS TODAY: As of TODAY, do you LEAN more to the Republican or the Democrat? (CNGLN96)
TOTAL%
1) Republican 27.4
2) Democrat 34.2
3) Other/Refused 38.4
Missing1611 
TOTAL364100.0
21) Now, I am going to read you a list of some programs and proposals that are being discussed in this country today. For each one, please tell me whether you strongly favor, favor, oppose, or strongly oppose it. -- The death penalty for persons convicted of murder (DTHPNLTY)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly favor 42.8
2) Favor 35.2
3) Oppose 10.9
4) Strongly oppose 6.7
5) Don't know 4.3
TOTAL1975100.0
22) Which one of the following has had the biggest influence on your thinking on this issue -- The death penalty for persons convicted of murder (INF_DTHP)
TOTAL%
10) A personal experience 12.5
11) The views of your friends and family 5.7
12) What you have seen or read in the media 20.8
13) Your religious beliefs 18.8
14) Your education 20.3
15) Something else 18.5
16) Don't know/Refused 3.4
TOTAL1975100.0
23) Now, I am going to read you a list of some programs and proposals that are being discussed in this country today. For each one, please tell me whether you strongly favor, favor, oppose, or strongly oppose it. -- Restricting the sale of handguns (HANDGUN)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly favor 29.5
2) Favor 23.6
3) Oppose 25.9
4) Strongly oppose 18.5
5) Don't know 2.4
TOTAL1975100.0
24) Now, I am going to read you a list of some programs and proposals that are being discussed in this country today. For each one, please tell me whether you strongly favor, favor, oppose, or strongly oppose it. -- President Clinton's decision to send 20,000 U.S. troops to Bosnia as part of an international peacekeeping force (PCKPNG)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly favor 7.9
2) Favor 34.8
3) Oppose 31.7
4) Strongly oppose 20.5
5) Don't know 5.2
TOTAL1975100.0
25) Which one of the following has had the biggest influence on your thinking on this issue -- President Clinton's decision to send 20,000 U.S. troops to Bosnia as part of an international peacekeeping force (INF_PCKP)
TOTAL%
10) A personal experience 15.4
11) The views of your friends and family 6.8
12) What you have seen or read in the media 34.8
13) Your religious beliefs 6.4
14) Your education 18
15) Something else 15.4
16) Don't know/Refused 3.2
TOTAL1975100.0
26) Now, I am going to read you a list of some programs and proposals that are being discussed in this country today. For each one, please tell me whether you strongly favor, favor, oppose, or strongly oppose it. -- Allowing gays and lesbians to marry legally (HOMOMRRY)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly favor 6.2
2) Favor 21.1
3) Oppose 24.1
4) Strongly oppose 40.9
5) Don't know 7.7
TOTAL1975100.0
27) Which one of the following has had the biggest influence on your thinking on this issue -- Allowing gays and lesbians to marry legally (INF_HOMO)
TOTAL%
10) A personal experience 9.5
11) The views of your friends and family 7.2
12) What you have seen or read in the media 8.9
13) Your religious beliefs 36.9
14) Your education 16.6
15) Something else 17.6
16) Don't know/Refused 3.3
TOTAL1975100.0
28) Now, I am going to read you a list of some programs and proposals that are being discussed in this country today. For each one, please tell me whether you strongly favor, favor, oppose, or strongly oppose it. -- Denying welfare benefits to unwed teenagers who have children (WLFRBNFT)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly favor 10.9
2) Favor 24.5
3) Oppose 40.2
4) Strongly oppose 16.3
5) Don't know 8.1
TOTAL1975100.0
29) Now, I am going to read you a list of some programs and proposals that are being discussed in this country today. For each one, please tell me whether you strongly favor, favor, oppose, or strongly oppose it. -- Allowing Christmas nativity scenes and Christmas carols in public schools during the holidays (NATIVITY)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly favor 45.1
2) Favor 45
3) Oppose 5.4
4) Strongly oppose 2.6
5) Don't know 1.8
TOTAL1975100.0
30) Now, I am going to read you a list of some programs and proposals that are being discussed in this country today. For each one, please tell me whether you strongly favor, favor, oppose, or strongly oppose it. -- Allowing public schools to provide students with information on birth control methods (BCONTROL)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly favor 37.2
2) Favor 39.1
3) Oppose 12.5
4) Strongly oppose 8.9
5) Don't know 2.3
TOTAL1975100.0
31) Which comes closer to your view? Abortion should be generally available to those who want it; Abortion should be available but under stricter limits than it is now; Abortion should be against the law except in cases of rape, incest, and to save the woman's life; Abortion should not be permitted at all. (ABORTION)
TOTAL%
1) Generally available 31.9
2) Available, but under stricter limits 23.6
3) Against law except rape/incest/save life 33.1
4) Abortion should not be permitted at all 9.6
5) Don't know/Refused 1.8
TOTAL1975100.0
32) Which one of the following has had the biggest influence on your thinking on this issue -- Abortion (INF_ABRT)
TOTAL%
10) A personal experience 17.7
11) The views of your friends and family 6.6
12) What you have seen or read in the media 7.3
13) Your religious beliefs 28.6
14) Your education 22
15) Something else 15.8
16) Don't know/Refused 2.1
TOTAL1975100.0
33) I am going to read you some pairs of statements that will help us understand how you feel about a number of things. As I read each pair, tell me whether the FIRST statement (The government should do more to help needy Americans, even if it means going deeper into debt) or the SECOND statement (The government today can't afford to do much more to help the needy) comes closer to your own views, even if neither is exactly right. (HLPNEEDY)
TOTAL%
1) First statement 48.1
2) Second statement 46.4
3) Neither/Both equally 3.1
4) Don't know/Refused 2.3
TOTAL1975100.0
34) Which one of the following has had the biggest influence on your thinking on this issue -- The government should do more to help needy Americans, even if it means going deeper into debt OR The government today can't afford to do much more to help the needy (INF_NDY)
TOTAL%
10) A personal experience 26.3
11) The views of your friends and family 6.6
12) What you have seen or read in the media 21.7
13) Your religious beliefs 5.9
14) Your education 24.2
15) Something else 13.1
16) Don't know/Refused 2.2
TOTAL1975100.0
35) I am going to read you some pairs of statements that will help us understand how you feel about a number of things. As I read each pair, tell me whether the FIRST statement (Racial discrimination is the main reason why many black people can't get ahead these days) or the SECOND statement (Blacks who can't get ahead in this country are mostly responsible for their own condition) comes closer to your own views, even if neither is exactly right. (RACEDISC)
TOTAL%
1) First statement 31.3
2) Second statement 57.2
3) Neither/Both equally 7.2
4) Don't know/Refused 4.3
TOTAL1975100.0
36) I am going to read you some pairs of statements that will help us understand how you feel about a number of things. As I read each pair, tell me whether the FIRST statement (This country should do whatever it takes to protect the environment) or the SECOND statement (This country has gone too far in its efforts to protect the environment) comes closer to your own views, even if neither is exactly right. (PROTENVI)
TOTAL%
1) First statement 77.1
2) Second statement 19.2
3) Neither/Both equally 2.2
4) Don't know/Refused 1.5
TOTAL1975100.0
37) Which one of the following has had the biggest influence on your thinking on this issue -- This country should do whatever it takes to protect the environment OR This country has gone too far in its efforts to protect the environment (INF_PROT)
TOTAL%
10) A personal experience 21.4
11) The views of your friends and family 3.3
12) What you have seen or read in the media 24.4
13) Your religious beliefs 3.7
14) Your education 35.4
15) Something else 10.2
16) Don't know/Refused 1.7
TOTAL1975100.0
38) I am going to read you some pairs of statements that will help us understand how you feel about a number of things. As I read each pair, tell me whether the FIRST statement (Society has been improved because women are now represented in the work place) or the SECOND statement (Society made a mistake in encouraging so many women with families to work) comes closer to your own views, even if neither is exactly right. (WMNWKPLC)
TOTAL%
1) First statement 75.5
2) Second statement 19.3
3) Neither/Both equally 2.4
4) Don't know/Refused 2.8
TOTAL1975100.0
39) Which one of the following has had the biggest influence on your thinking on this issue -- Society has been improved because women are now represented in the work place OR Society made a mistake in encouraging so many women with families to work (INF_WWRK)
TOTAL%
10) A personal experience 44.4
11) The views of your friends and family 7.8
12) What you have seen or read in the media 7.2
13) Your religious beliefs 4.5
14) Your education 23.2
15) Something else 11.2
16) Don't know/Refused 1.7
TOTAL1975100.0
40) I am going to read you some pairs of statements that will help us understand how you feel about a number of things. As I read each pair, tell me whether the FIRST statement (Immigrants today strengthen our country because of their hard work and talents) or the SECOND statement (Immigrants today are a burden on our country because they take our jobs, housing and health care) comes closer to your own views, even if neither is exactly right. (IMMIGRNT)
TOTAL%
1) First statement 36.3
2) Second statement 54.5
3) Neither/Both equally 4.8
4) Don't know/Refused 4.5
TOTAL1975100.0
41) Now I'd like your views on some people and things in the news. As I read from a list, please tell me which category best describes your overall opinion of -- Bill Clinton (OPINION1)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable 15.8
2) Mostly favorable 45.5
3) Mostly unfavorable 22.9
4) Very unfavorable 14
5) Never heard of 0
6) Can't rate 1.7
TOTAL1975100.0
42) Now I'd like your views on some people and things in the news. As I read from a list, please tell me which category best describes your overall opinion of -- Hillary Clinton (OPINION2)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable 12.9
2) Mostly favorable 39.8
3) Mostly unfavorable 26.4
4) Very unfavorable 16.9
5) Never heard of .1
6) Can't rate 3.9
TOTAL1975100.0
43) Now I'd like your views on some people and things in the news. As I read from a list, please tell me which category best describes your overall opinion of -- Louis Farrakhan (OPINION3)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable 3.1
2) Mostly favorable 12.8
3) Mostly unfavorable 24.5
4) Very unfavorable 30.1
5) Never heard of 21.4
6) Can't rate 8.2
TOTAL1975100.0
44) Now I'd like your views on some people and things in the news. As I read from a list, please tell me which category best describes your overall opinion of -- Bob Dole (OPINION4)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable 9.7
2) Mostly favorable 42.1
3) Mostly unfavorable 27.5
4) Very unfavorable 14.8
5) Never heard of .3
6) Can't rate 5.6
TOTAL1975100.0
45) Now I'd like your views on some people and things in the news. As I read from a list, please tell me which category best describes your overall opinion of -- Pope John Paul II (OPINION5)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable 28.4
2) Mostly favorable 47.7
3) Mostly unfavorable 8.9
4) Very unfavorable 3.9
5) Never heard of 1.1
6) Can't rate 10
TOTAL1975100.0
46) Now I'd like your views on some people and things in the news. As I read from a list, please tell me which category best describes your overall opinion of -- Pat Robertson (OPINION6)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable 5.4
2) Mostly favorable 23.9
3) Mostly unfavorable 30
4) Very unfavorable 17.4
5) Never heard of 15.1
6) Can't rate 8.3
TOTAL1975100.0
47) Now I'd like your views on some people and things in the news. As I read from a list, please tell me which category best describes your overall opinion of -- The Congress (OPINION7)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable 6.3
2) Mostly favorable 38.5
3) Mostly unfavorable 37.7
4) Very unfavorable 12.1
5) Never heard of .1
6) Can't rate 5.4
TOTAL1975100.0
48) Now I'd like your views on some people and things in the news. As I read from a list, please tell me which category best describes your overall opinion of -- Christian Coalition (OPINION8)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable 10.1
2) Mostly favorable 34.7
3) Mostly unfavorable 23
4) Very unfavorable 12.2
5) Never heard of 6.2
6) Can't rate 13.7
TOTAL1975100.0
49) Now I'd like your views on some people and things in the news. As I read from a list, please tell me which category best describes your overall opinion of -- Business corporations (OPINION9)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable 9.9
2) Mostly favorable 51.9
3) Mostly unfavorable 24.2
4) Very unfavorable 6.3
5) Never heard of .4
6) Can't rate 7.3
TOTAL1975100.0
50) ASKED OF FORM 1 RESPONDENTS ONLY: Thinking about the two major political parties in this country, which one would you say is most concerned with protecting religious values? (RELVALUE)
TOTAL%
10) The Republicans 44.6
11) The Democrats 34.2
12) Neither 7.9
13) Both equally 2.8
14) Don't know/Refused 10.5
Missing977 
TOTAL998100.0
51) ASKED OF FORM 2 RESPONDENTS ONLY: In your opinion, is either the Democratic party or the Republican party too closely tied to religious leaders these days, or not? (RELLDRS)
TOTAL%
1) Republican 18.1
2) Democrat 4.1
3) Both equally 4.8
4) Neither is too closely tied 62.6
5) Don't know/Refused 10.4
Missing998 
TOTAL977100.0
52) Are you now employed full time, part time or not employed? (EMPLYMNT)
TOTAL%
1) Full time 57.3
2) Part time 12.8
3) Not employed 29.9
4) Don't know/Refused .1
TOTAL1975100.0
53) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE EMPLOYED: Do you now earn enough money to lead the kind of life you want, or not? (ERNMNY1)
TOTAL%
1) Yes 43.7
2) No 55.8
3) Don't know/Refused .5
Missing535 
TOTAL1440100.0
54) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE EMPLOYED: Do you think you will be able to earn enough money in the future to lead the kind of life you want, or not? (ERNMNY2)
TOTAL%
1) Yes 69.5
2) No 25.3
3) Don't know/Refused 5.3
Missing535 
TOTAL1440100.0
55) What is your religious preference? (RELPREF)
TOTAL%
1) Christian 83.8
2) Jewish 1.1
3) Muslim .5
4) Other non-Christian 2.7
5) No preference 10.4
7) Agnostic .4
8) Atheist .3
9) Don't know/Refused .6
88) Something else .2
TOTAL1975100.0
56) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE CHRISTIAN: Are you Protestant, Catholic, Mormon, Orthodox such as Greek or Russian Orthodox, or something else? (IFCHRSTN)
TOTAL%
1) Protestant 63
2) Catholic 27.3
3) Mormon 1.9
4) Orthodox .5
6) Don't know/Refused 4.2
10) Nondenominational 1.3
11) Other non-Christian faiths .5
87) Not practicing any religion .7
88) Something else .6
Missing322 
TOTAL1653100.0
57) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE CHRISTIANS WHO ARE PROTESTANT OR ARE SOMETHING ELSE: Tell me which, if any, of these denominations you are affiliated with. (PROTDENM)
TOTAL%
10) Baptist 33.5
11) Methodist 17.8
12) Lutheran 10.7
13) Presbyterian 7.7
14) Congregational or United Church of Christ 6.1
15) Nondenominational or Independent Church 9
16) Pentecostal 4.8
17) Episcopalian 3.3
18) Reformed .4
20) Nothing in particular 2.1
21) Don't know/Refused .7
88) Other 4
Missing922 
TOTAL1053100.0
58) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE CHRISTIAN OR SOMETHING ELSE: Would you describe yourself as a 'born-again' or evangelical Christian, or not? (BRNAGN1)
TOTAL%
1) Yes 41
2) No 55.1
3) Don't know/Refused 3.9
Missing318 
TOTAL1657100.0
59) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO DESCRIBE THEMSELVES AS BORN AGAIN OR EVANGELICAL CHRISTIANS: By 'born again' do you mean a specific, one-time conversion experience or gradual development of faith over time? (BRNAGN2)
TOTAL%
1) Specific experience 38.1
2) Gradual over time 54.5
3) Don't know/Refused 7.4
Missing1330 
TOTAL645100.0
60) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE PROTESTANT: As I read from a list, please tell me which, if any, of the following descriptions apply to you. (PROTTYPE)
TOTAL%
1) Fundamentalist Christian 24.5
2) Pentecostal or Charismatic Christian 12.1
3) Progressive Christian 32.8
4) None of the above 20.7
5) Don't know/Refused 9.8
Missing1126 
TOTAL849100.0
61) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE CATHOLIC: As I read from a list, please tell me which, if any, of the following descriptions apply to you. (CATHTYPE)
TOTAL%
1) Traditional Catholic 50.6
2) Progressive Catholic 42.2
3) None of the above 4.2
4) Don't know/Refused 3
Missing1495 
TOTAL480100.0
62) Aside from weddings and funerals, how often do you attend religious services? (ATTNDCH1)
TOTAL%
1) More than once a week 13.8
2) Once a week 25.6
3) Once or twice a month 17.1
4) A few times a year 20.6
5) Seldom 13.4
6) Never 8.6
7) Don't know/Refused .9
TOTAL1975100.0
63) Did you yourself happen to attend church, synagogue or any other place of worship in the last seven days? (ATTNDCH2)
TOTAL%
1) Yes 41.9
2) No 58
3) Don't know/Refused .1
TOTAL1975100.0
64) When you were growing up, were you and your family active members of a church, synagogue, or other place of religious worship? (ATTNDCH3)
TOTAL%
1) Yes 82
2) No 17.9
3) Don't remember 0
4) Don't know/Refused .1
TOTAL1975100.0
65) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO WERE THEMSELVES AND THEIR FAMILY MEMBERS ACTIVE MEMBERS OF A CHURCH, SYNAGOGUE, OR OTHER PLACE OF RELIGIOUS WORSHIP: What faith or denomination did you and your family belong to? -- Response one (ATTNDCH4)
TOTAL%
1) Catholic 28.9
2) Baptist 22.2
3) Methodist 10.9
4) Lutheran 7.1
5) Presbyterian 4.1
6) Congregational or United Church of Christ 3.1
7) Mormon 1.8
8) Nondenominational or independent church 1.5
9) Pentecostal 2.2
10) Episcopalian 2.3
11) Reformed .6
12) Orthodox .6
13) Jewish 1.1
14) Muslim .4
15) Other non-Christian .7
16) Assemblies of God .7
17) Protestant 4
18) Seventh-day Adventist .5
86) Other Christian faiths 4.9
87) Can't remember .2
88) Other .3
99) No answer 2
Missing348 
TOTAL1627100.0
66) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO WERE THEMSELVES AND THEIR FAMILY MEMBERS ACTIVE MEMBERS OF A CHURCH, SYNAGOGUE, OR OTHER PLACE OF RELIGIOUS WORSHIP: What faith or denomination did you and your family belong to? -- Response two (ATTNDCH5)
TOTAL%
1) Catholic 5.3
2) Baptist 13.7
3) Methodist 15.3
4) Lutheran 4.6
5) Presbyterian 14.5
6) Congregational or United Church of Christ 5.3
8) Nondenominational or independent church 3.8
9) Pentecostal 5.3
10) Episcopalian 1.5
13) Jewish 2.3
14) Muslim 1.5
15) Other non-Christian 2.3
17) Protestant 19.1
18) Seventh-day Adventist 2.3
86) Other Christian faiths 3.1
Missing1911 
TOTAL64100.0
67) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO WERE THEMSELVES AND THEIR FAMILY MEMBERS ACTIVE MEMBERS OF A CHURCH, SYNAGOGUE, OR OTHER PLACE OF RELIGIOUS WORSHIP: What faith or denomination did you and your family belong to? -- Response three (ATTNDCH6)
TOTAL%
1) Catholic 30
2) Baptist 10
6) Congregational or United Church of Christ 20
9) Pentecostal 30
10) Episcopalian 10
Missing1970 
TOTAL5100.0
68) How important would you say religion is in your own life? (RELIMPRT)
TOTAL%
1) Very important 58.9
2) Fairly important 25.9
3) Not very important 14.8
4) Don't know/Refused .4
TOTAL1975100.0
69) In your opinion, should the churches keep out of political matters or should they express their views on day-to-day social and political questions? (CH_POLMA)
TOTAL%
1) Should keep out 42.8
2) Should express views 53.8
3) No opinion 3.4
TOTAL1975100.0
70) Do you think it is ever right for clergymen to discuss political candidates or issues from the pulpit? (IS_PLPT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes 28.6
2) No 66.7
3) Don't know/Refused 4.7
TOTAL1975100.0
71) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ATTEND CHURCH AT LEAST ONCE OR TWICE A MONTH: Does the clergy at your place of worship speak out on this issue? -- Abortion (ABORTN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes 59.9
2) No 38.9
3) Don't know 1.2
Missing837 
TOTAL1138100.0
72) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ATTEND CHURCH AT LEAST ONCE OR TWICE A MONTH: Does the clergy at your place of worship speak out on this issue? -- Hunger and poverty (HUNGER)
TOTAL%
1) Yes 87.4
2) No 11.4
3) Don't know 1.2
Missing837 
TOTAL1138100.0
73) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ATTEND CHURCH AT LEAST ONCE OR TWICE A MONTH: Does the clergy at your place of worship speak out on this issue? -- World trouble spots such as Bosnia or Rwanda (TRBLSPOT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes 59.4
2) No 39
3) Don't know 1.6
Missing837 
TOTAL1138100.0
74) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ATTEND CHURCH AT LEAST ONCE OR TWICE A MONTH: Does the clergy at your place of worship speak out on this issue? -- Prayer in public schools (SCHLPRYR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes 56.8
2) No 40.4
3) Don't know 2.8
Missing837 
TOTAL1138100.0
75) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ATTEND CHURCH AT LEAST ONCE OR TWICE A MONTH: Do you think it is a good thing or a bad thing that your clergy speaks out on this issue? -- Prayer in public schools (CL_SPRYR)
TOTAL%
1) Good thing 91.7
2) Bad thing 4.9
3) Neither a good nor a bad thing 1.8
4) Don't know/Refused 1.6
Missing1348 
TOTAL627100.0
76) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ATTEND CHURCH AT LEAST ONCE OR TWICE A MONTH: Does the clergy at your place of worship speak out on this issue? -- Pornography laws (PORNOLWS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes 41
2) No 56.2
3) Don't know 2.9
Missing837 
TOTAL1138100.0
77) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ATTEND CHURCH AT LEAST ONCE OR TWICE A MONTH: Does the clergy at your place of worship speak out on this issue? -- The death penalty (DEATHPEN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes 27
2) No 70.4
3) Don't know 2.6
Missing837 
TOTAL1138100.0
78) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ATTEND CHURCH AT LEAST ONCE OR TWICE A MONTH: Does the clergy at your place of worship speak out on this issue? -- Right-to-die laws (RTTODIE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes 29.2
2) No 65.7
3) Don't know 5.1
Missing837 
TOTAL1138100.0
79) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ATTEND CHURCH AT LEAST ONCE OR TWICE A MONTH: Does the clergy at your place of worship speak out on this issue? -- Health care reform (HCREFORM)
TOTAL%
1) Yes 26.5
2) No 70.3
3) Don't know 3.2
Missing837 
TOTAL1138100.0
80) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ATTEND CHURCH AT LEAST ONCE OR TWICE A MONTH: Does the clergy at your place of worship speak out on this issue? -- Candidates and elections (ELECTION)
TOTAL%
1) Yes 21.2
2) No 76.8
3) Don't know 1.9
Missing837 
TOTAL1138100.0
81) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ATTEND CHURCH AT LEAST ONCE OR TWICE A MONTH: Do you think it is a good thing or a bad thing that your clergy speaks out on this issue? -- Candidates and elections (CL_ELECT)
TOTAL%
1) Good thing 77.8
2) Bad thing 14.6
3) Neither a good nor a bad thing 5.6
4) Don't know/Refused 2
Missing1750 
TOTAL225100.0
82) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ATTEND CHURCH AT LEAST ONCE OR TWICE A MONTH: Does the clergy at your place of worship speak out on this issue? -- Laws regarding homosexuals (HMSXLLWS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes 35.4
2) No 62.5
3) Don't know 2.1
Missing837 
TOTAL1138100.0
83) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ATTEND CHURCH AT LEAST ONCE OR TWICE A MONTH: Do you think it is a good thing or a bad thing that your clergy speaks out on this issue? -- Laws regarding homosexuals (CL_HSLWS)
TOTAL%
1) Good thing 83.3
2) Bad thing 9.7
3) Neither a good nor a bad thing 3.1
4) Don't know/Refused 3.9
Missing1576 
TOTAL399100.0
84) Do you consider the United States a Christian nation, or not? (USCHRSTN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes 60.5
2) No 33.6
3) Don't know/Refused 6
TOTAL1975100.0
85) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ATTEND CHURCH AT LEAST ONCE OR TWICE A MONTH: Now, thinking back to the 1994 congressional elections in your state, did the clergy at your place of worship or any other religious groups urge you to vote a particular way? (ELEC94_1)
TOTAL%
1) Yes 7.3
2) No 90.5
3) Don't know/Refused 2.2
Missing837 
TOTAL1138100.0
86) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ATTEND CHURCH AT LEAST ONCE OR TWICE A MONTH: Was information on candidates or parties made available in your place of worship before the election? (ELEC94_2)
TOTAL%
1) Yes 14.3
2) No 82.5
3) Don't know/Refused 3.2
Missing837 
TOTAL1138100.0
87) Do you believe in a God? If yes, how strong would you say this belief is? (BLVINGOD)
TOTAL%
1) Believe in God absolutely certain 71.7
2) Believe in a God fairly sure 13.7
3) Believe in a God not quite sure 7.7
4) Believe in God not at all sure 1.6
5) Do not believe 4
6) Don't know/Refused 1.3
TOTAL1975100.0
88) Which of these statements comes closest to describing your feelings about the Bible? (BIBLE)
TOTAL%
1) The Bible is the actual word of God and is to be taken literally, word for word 35.5
2) The Bible is the word of God, but not everything in it should be taken literally, word for word 46.3
3) The Bible is a book written by men and is not the word of God 14.5
4) Other 1.7
5) Don't know/Refused 2
TOTAL1975100.0
89) Do you think your soul will live on after death? (SOUL1)
TOTAL%
1) Yes 80.6
2) No 9.7
3) Don't know 9.6
TOTAL1975100.0
90) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO THINK THEIR SOUL WILL LIVE ON AFTER DEATH: Do you think there is a heaven, where people who have led good lives are eternally rewarded? (SOUL2)
TOTAL%
1) Yes (Believe in heaven) 87.8
2) No (Don't believe in heaven) 8.5
3) Don't know/Refused (Don't know if believe in heaven) 3.7
Missing380 
TOTAL1595100.0
91) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO THINK THEIR SOUL WILL LIVE ON AFTER DEATH: Do you think there is a hell, to which people who have led bad lives and die without being sorry are eternally damned? (SOUL3)
TOTAL%
1) Yes (Believe in hell) 70.7
2) No (Don't believe in hell) 23.1
3) Don't know/Refused (Don't know if believe in hell) 6.2
Missing380 
TOTAL1595100.0
92) Which do you think is most important for the church to do -- to convert people to a spiritual belief so that they can earn a happy life after death, or to teach people how to live better every day with all other people? (CHRCHGL)
TOTAL%
1) Convert to spiritual belief 14
2) Teach people how to live better 72.5
3) Both 10.7
4) Neither 1
5) Undecided 1.8
TOTAL1975100.0
93) People practice their religion in different ways... Outside of attending religious services, do you pray several times a day, once a day, a few times a week, once a week or less, or never? (PRAYER)
TOTAL%
1) Several times a day 29.4
2) Once a day 22.4
3) A few times a week 18.7
4) Once a week or less 17.9
5) Never 10.1
6) Don't know/Refused 1.4
TOTAL1975100.0
94) At your family meals at home, does anyone say grace, or give thanks to God aloud, before the meal? (GRACE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes 60.4
2) No 38.9
3) Don't know/Refused .7
TOTAL1975100.0
95) ASKED ONLY OF FORM 1 RESPONDENTS ONLY: Now, I am going to read you a list of some political figures. For each name that I read, please tell me how religious you think that person is -- Bill Clinton (HOWRLGS1)
TOTAL%
1) Very religious 16.3
2) Somewhat religious 52.1
3) Not too religious 13.6
4) Not at all religious 7.3
5) Don't know 10.8
Missing977 
TOTAL998100.0
96) ASKED ONLY OF FORM 1 RESPONDENTS ONLY: Now, I am going to read you a list of some political figures. For each name that I read, please tell me how religious you think that person is -- Bob Dole (HOWRLGS2)
TOTAL%
1) Very religious 11.3
2) Somewhat religious 50.7
3) Not too religious 12.3
4) Not at all religious 4.8
5) Don't know 20.9
Missing977 
TOTAL998100.0
97) ASKED ONLY OF FORM 1 RESPONDENTS ONLY: Now, I am going to read you a list of some political figures. For each name that I read, please tell me how religious you think that person is -- Newt Gingrich (HOWRLGS3)
TOTAL%
1) Very religious 5
2) Somewhat religious 30.4
3) Not too religious 21.5
4) Not at all religious 12.8
5) Don't know 30.2
Missing977 
TOTAL998100.0
98) ASKED ONLY OF FORM 2 RESPONDENTS ONLY: Now, I am going to read you a list of some political figures. For each name that I read, please tell me how religious you think that person is -- Ronald Reagan (HOWRLGS4)
TOTAL%
1) Very religious 17.7
2) Somewhat religious 49.7
3) Not too religious 11.4
4) Not at all religious 4.9
5) Don't know 16.3
Missing998 
TOTAL977100.0
99) ASKED ONLY OF FORM 2 RESPONDENTS ONLY: Now, I am going to read you a list of some political figures. For each name that I read, please tell me how religious you think that person is -- Hillary Clinton (HOWRLGS5)
TOTAL%
1) Very religious 10.9
2) Somewhat religious 44.7
3) Not too religious 18.2
4) Not at all religious 6.9
5) Don't know 19.4
Missing998 
TOTAL977100.0
100) ASKED ONLY OF FORM 2 RESPONDENTS ONLY: Now, I am going to read you a list of some political figures. For each name that I read, please tell me how religious you think that person is -- Jimmy Carter (HOWRLGS6)
TOTAL%
1) Very religious 48.2
2) Somewhat religious 30.2
3) Not too religious 4.9
4) Not at all religious 1.7
5) Don't know 15
Missing998 
TOTAL977100.0
101) Now I'm going to mention certain groups and organizations. Please tell me whether you would like to see them have MORE influence in government and political matters than they have now, or LESS influence than they have now. -- The Protestants (GOVTINF1)
TOTAL%
1) More 32.8
2) Less 43.8
3) About right 6.9
4) Don't know 16.5
TOTAL1975100.0
102) Now I'm going to mention certain groups and organizations. Please tell me whether you would like to see them have MORE influence in government and political matters than they have now, or LESS influence than they have now. -- The Roman Catholics (GOVTINF2)
TOTAL%
1) More 27.3
2) Less 52.3
3) About right 7.1
4) Don't know 13.3
TOTAL1975100.0
103) Now I'm going to mention certain groups and organizations. Please tell me whether you would like to see them have MORE influence in government and political matters than they have now, or LESS influence than they have now. -- The Jews (GOVTINF3)
TOTAL%
1) More 26.8
2) Less 49.1
3) About right 7.8
4) Don't know 16.4
TOTAL1975100.0
104) Now I'm going to mention certain groups and organizations. Please tell me whether you would like to see them have MORE influence in government and political matters than they have now, or LESS influence than they have now. -- Evangelical Christians (GOVTINF4)
TOTAL%
1) More 26.8
2) Less 50.7
3) About right 4.8
4) Don't know 17.7
TOTAL1975100.0
105) Which of the following, if any, do you personally do -- Watch religious TV programs or listen to religious radio shows (WATCHTV)
TOTAL%
1) Yes 45.1
2) No 54.7
3) Don't know .3
TOTAL1975100.0
106) Which of the following, if any, do you personally do -- Listen to Christian music on radio, CD, or cassette (LSTNMSC)
TOTAL%
1) Yes 45.2
2) No 54.7
3) Don't know .1
TOTAL1975100.0
107) Which of the following, if any, do you personally do -- Attend prayer group meetings or Bible study groups (GRPMTGS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes 31.6
2) No 68.2
3) Don't know .2
TOTAL1975100.0
108) Which of the following, if any, do you personally do -- Send a son or daughter to a religious school (RELSCHL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes 15.2
2) No 83.9
3) Don't know .8
TOTAL1975100.0
109) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ATTEND CHURCH AT LEAST ONCE OR TWICE A MONTH: Which of the following, if any, do you personally do -- Do community volunteer work through your place of worship (VLNTRWRK)
TOTAL%
1) Yes 55.2
2) No 44.8
Missing837 
TOTAL1138100.0
110) In politics TODAY, do you consider yourself a Republican, Democrat, or Independent? (PRTAFFL)
TOTAL%
1) Republican 29.1
2) Democrat 33.3
3) Independent 34
4) No preference 2.2
5) Other party .2
6) Don't know/Refused 1.2
TOTAL1975100.0
111) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO DON'T CONSIDER THEMSELVES AS REPUBLICANS OR DEMOCRATS: As of TODAY, do you LEAN more to the Republican Party or the Democratic Party? (PRTNLN2)
TOTAL%
1) Republican 29.9
2) Democrat 46.5
3) Neither 17.6
4) Don't know/Refused 6
Missing1245 
TOTAL730100.0
112) In general, would you describe your political views as... (POLVIEWS)
TOTAL%
1) Very conservative 6.8
2) Conservative 32.2
3) Moderate 37.9
4) Liberal 14.5
5) Very liberal 5.6
6) Don't know/Refused 3
TOTAL1975100.0
113) Do you consider yourself a member of the Religious Right political movement, or not? (POLMVMNT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes 6.8
2) No 87.6
3) Don't know/Refused 5.6
TOTAL1975100.0
114) How often, if ever, do you listen to radio shows that invite listeners to call in to discuss current events, public issues and politics? (RADCALLI)
TOTAL%
1) Regularly 17.4
2) Sometimes 25.3
3) Rarely 25.7
4) Never 31.2
5) Don't know/Refused .4
TOTAL1975100.0
115) Some people seem to follow what's going on in government and public affairs most of the time, whether there's an election or not. Others aren't that interested. Would you say you follow what's going on in government and public affairs (PBLCAFFR)
TOTAL%
1) Most of the time 40.6
2) Some of the time 34.5
3) Only now and then 16.8
4) Hardly at all 8.1
5) Don't know/Refused .1
TOTAL1975100.0
116) In the 1992 Presidential election, did things come up which kept you from voting, or did you happen to vote. If you voted, did you vote for Clinton, Bush, Perot or another candidate? (VOTE92)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, Clinton 33.2
2) Yes, Bush 24.4
3) Yes, Perot 11.2
4) Yes, other candidate/don't remember which candidate 1.2
6) No, didn't vote/Too young 26.8
8) Don't know/Refused 3.2
TOTAL1975100.0
117) In the 1994 elections for Congress last November, did things come up which kept you from voting, or did you happen to vote? (VOTE94)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, voted 58.4
2) No, didn't vote/Too young 38
3) Don't remember if voted 3.3
4) Refused .3
TOTAL1975100.0
118) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO VOTED IN THE 1994 ELECTIONS FOR CONGRESS: Are you absolutely certain you voted, or is there a chance you may not have? (CRTNVT94)
TOTAL%
1) Absolutely certain 91.1
2) Did not vote/ may not have voted 7.5
3) Don't know/Refused 1.3
Missing792 
TOTAL1183100.0
119) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE CERTAIN THEY VOTED IN THE 1994 ELECTIONS FOR CONGRESS: Did you happen to vote for a Republican candidate or a Democratic candidate for U.S. Congress in your district? (VTCNG94)
TOTAL%
1) Republican 44.4
2) Democrat 46.2
3) Other/Independent candidate 1.1
4) Didn't vote for Congress .2
5) Don't remember which candidate 6.7
6) Refused 1.4
Missing889 
TOTAL1086100.0
120) In 1994, did you go to any political meetings, rallies, speeches, dinners, or things like that in support of a particular candidate? (POLMTG94)
TOTAL%
1) Yes 7.8
2) No 91.6
3) Don't know/Refused .6
TOTAL1975100.0
121) ASKED OF FORM 1 RESPONDENTS ONLY: Sometimes the media are accused of being biased for or against certain people or groups of people. For example, do you think television and the newspapers and magazines and radio are fair in their treatment of fundamentalist Christians, or do you think they make them look better than they are, or make them look worse than they are? (MEDIA1)
TOTAL%
1) Better 18.4
2) Fair 29.4
3) Worse 35.5
4) Don't know/Refused 16.7
Missing977 
TOTAL998100.0
122) ASKED OF FORM 2 RESPONDENTS ONLY: Sometimes the media are accused of being biased for or against certain people or groups of people. For example, do you think television and the newspapers and magazines and radio are fair in their treatment of very religious people, or do you think they make them look better than they are, or make them look worse than they are? (MEDIA2)
TOTAL%
1) Better 19.2
2) Fair 28.9
3) Worse 35.2
4) Don't know/Refused 16.8
Missing998 
TOTAL977100.0
123) What is your age? (AGE)
TOTAL%
1) 18 - 29 years 23.5
2) 30 - 49 years 41.7
3) 50 and older 33.6
9) Don't know/Refused 1.2
TOTAL1975100.0
124) Are you married, divorced, separated, widowed, or never been married? (MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Married 53.2
2) Divorced 12.1
3) Separated 2.2
4) Widowed 8.2
5) Never been married 24.1
6) Don't know/Refused .2
TOTAL1975100.0
125) Are you the parent or guardian of any children under 18 now living in your household? (KIDSLT18)
TOTAL%
1) Yes 36.8
2) No 63.1
3) Refused .1
TOTAL1975100.0
126) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE PARENTS OR GUARDIANS OF ANY CHILDREN UNDER 18 NOW LIVING IN THEIR HOUSEHOLD: How many of those children are between the ages of 13 and 17? (KID13_17)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL7260.560.81
127) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE PARENTS OR GUARDIANS OF ANY CHILDREN UNDER 18 NOW LIVING IN THEIR HOUSEHOLD: How many of those children are between the ages of 5 and 12? (KIDS5_12)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL7260.961.03
128) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE PARENTS OR GUARDIANS OF ANY CHILDREN UNDER 18 NOW LIVING IN THEIR HOUSEHOLD: How many of those children are under the age of 5? (KIDSLT5)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL7260.510.72
129) What is the last grade or class that you completed in school? (EDUC)
TOTAL%
1) None, or grade 1-8 3.1
2) High school incomplete (Grades 9-11) 12.6
3) High school graduate (Grade 12 or GED certificate) 34.5
4) Business, technical, or vocational school AFTER high school 4.9
5) Some college, no 4-year degree 23.1
6) College graduate (B.S., B.A., or other 4-year degree) 12
7) Post-graduate training or professional schooling after college (e.g., toward a master's Degree or Ph.D.; law or medical school) 9.5
8) Don't know/Refused .3
TOTAL1975100.0
130) What is your race? (RACE)
TOTAL%
1) White 84.1
2) Black 10.4
3) Asian .6
4) Other or mixed race 4.1
5) Don't know/Refused .7
TOTAL1975100.0
131) Are you, yourself, of Hispanic origin or descent, such as Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban, or some other Spanish background? (HISPANIC)
TOTAL%
1) Yes 5.1
2) No 94
3) Don't know/Refused .9
TOTAL1975100.0
132) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE NOT OF HISPANIC DESCENT: From what nationality group are you mainly descended? -- Response one (NATNLTY1)
TOTAL%
1) British/English 14.6
2) Scandinavian 3.3
3) German 18.4
4) French 3.8
5) Irish 13.5
6) Italian 4.4
7) Portuguese or Spanish .4
8) Other West European 3.8
9) Russian. Former Soviet Union .7
10) Other East European 4.3
11) African 8.5
12) Japanese .2
13) Chinese .1
14) Indian 2.3
15) Other Asian/Southeast Asian .6
16) Australian/New Zealand 0
17) American Indian 2.6
18) American - USA 5.3
26) European (Unspecified) 1.6
87) No one particular nationality/multi-cultural .8
88) Other 1.9
99) Don't know/Refused 8.7
Missing145 
TOTAL1830100.0
133) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE NOT OF HISPANIC DESCENT: From what nationality group are you mainly descended? -- Response two (NATNLTY2)
TOTAL%
1) British/English 14.1
2) Scandinavian 3
3) German 16.4
4) French 3.8
5) Irish 25.6
6) Italian 3.7
7) Portuguese or Spanish .2
8) Other West European 5.7
9) Russian. Former Soviet Union .8
10) Other East European 3.6
11) African .1
12) Japanese .1
13) Chinese .1
14) Indian 4
16) Australian/New Zealand .2
17) American Indian 1.8
18) American - USA 14
26) European (Unspecified) .5
87) No one particular nationality/multi-cultural .1
88) Other 2.1
Missing1581 
TOTAL394100.0
134) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE NOT OF HISPANIC DESCENT: From what nationality group are you mainly descended? -- Response three (NATNLTY3)
TOTAL%
1) British/English 12.7
2) Scandinavian 3.7
3) German 19.4
4) French 3
5) Irish 20.1
6) Italian .7
8) Other West European 15.7
11) African .7
14) Indian 6
17) American Indian 14.2
26) European (Unspecified) .7
88) Other 3
Missing1914 
TOTAL61100.0
135) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE NOT OF HISPANIC DESCENT: From what nationality group are you mainly descended? -- Response four (NATNLTY4)
TOTAL%
1) British/English 11.5
3) German 11.5
4) French 7.7
8) Other West European 23.1
10) Other East European 3.8
14) Indian 30.8
17) American Indian 7.7
18) American - USA 3.8
Missing1962 
TOTAL13100.0
136) Last year, that is in 1995, what was your total family income from all sources, before taxes? (INCOME)
TOTAL%
1) Less than $10,000 8
2) $10,000 to under $20,000 13.7
3) $20,000 to under $30,000 17.5
4) $30,000 to under $40,000 14.5
5) $40,000 to under $50,000 10.6
6) $50,000 to under $75,000 13.1
7) $75,000 to under $100,000 6.2
8) $100,000 or more 5.2
9) Don't know/Refused 11.1
TOTAL1975100.0
137) Do you own or rent your own home? (HOME)
TOTAL%
1) Own 65.9
2) Rent 27.4
3) Other arrangement 6.1
4) Don't know/Refused .5
TOTAL1975100.0
138) Are you or is your spouse a member of a labor union? (LABOR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, respondent is 8.8
2) Yes, spouse is 4.7
3) Yes, both 1.4
4) Neither are 84.2
5) Don't know/Refused .9
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139) Which of the following BEST describes the place where you now live? (LIVENOW)
TOTAL%
1) A large city 18.7
2) A suburb near a large city 24.2
3) A small city or town 36.7
4) A rural area 19.8
5) Don't know/Refused .6
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140) At a later date, news reporters may want to talk further with people who took part in this survey. Would you be willing to talk to a reporter about the survey topics at a convenient time? (FLLWUP1)
TOTAL%
1) Yes 57.6
2) No 40.5
3) Don't know/Refused 1.9
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141) As part of the selection process, news reporters may receive some brief background information about you and your opinions. So that a reporter might reach you more easily, can you tell me your first name? (FLLWUP2)
TOTAL%
1) Gave name 97
2) Declined to be contacted at this point 3
Missing820 
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142) Check the day of the week in interview was completed (DAY)
TOTAL%
1) Monday 14
2) Tuesday 14
3) Wednesday 12.3
4) Thursday 10.7
5) Friday 15.7
6) Saturday 19.8
7) Sunday 13.4
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143) Form number randomly assigned to sample (FORM)
TOTAL%
1) Form 1 50.5
2) Form 2 49.5
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144) Replicate number of sample (REPNUM)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL197524.1313.93
145) State FIPS Codes (FIPSST)
TOTAL%
1) Alabama 1.8
4) Arizona 1.4
5) Arkansas 1.8
6) California 9
8) Colorado 1.9
9) Connecticut 1.4
10) Delaware .2
12) Florida 4.5
13) Georgia 2.3
16) Idaho .4
17) Illinois 3.8
18) Indiana 2.1
19) Iowa 1.1
20) Kansas 1.1
21) Kentucky 1.6
22) Louisiana 1.2
23) Maine .9
24) Maryland 1.5
25) Massachusetts 2.4
26) Michigan 4.2
27) Minnesota 1.7
28) Mississippi .8
29) Missouri 2.5
30) Montana .5
31) Nebraska .8
32) Nevada .7
33) New Hampshire .8
34) New Jersey 3.1
35) New Mexico 1
36) New York 5.4
37) North Carolina 3
38) North Dakota .5
39) Ohio 4.2
40) Oklahoma 1.6
41) Oregon 1.7
42) Pennsylvania 6.4
44) Rhode Island .3
45) South Carolina 2.1
46) South Dakota .4
47) Tennessee 2.6
48) Texas 6
49) Utah .7
50) Vermont .2
51) Virginia 1.9
53) Washington 3.2
54) West Virginia .7
55) Wisconsin 1.8
56) Wyoming .6
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146) MSACODE from sample (MSACODE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL19753510.202906.33
147) Unique ID assigned by FGI to sample (FGIRECNO)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL19753917.562308.98
148) Number of attempts to complete interview (NUMATT)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL19753.733.19
149) Date of completion of interview (COMPDATE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL197519960597.0921.51
150) Census region where respondent lives (REGION)
TOTAL%
1) East 20.9
2) Midwest 24.2
3) South 33.8
4) West 21.1
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151) Weight variable assigned by Slithy Toves Weighting Package (WEIGHT)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL19752.1160.998
152) Enter respondent's sex (for use with on-line analysis) (I-SEX)
TOTAL%
1) Male 47.3
2) Female 52.7
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153) In politics TODAY, do you consider yourself a Republican, Democrat, or Independent? (recoded for use with on-line analysis) (I-POLPARTY)
TOTAL%
0) Republican 30.2
1) Democrat 34.5
2) Independent 35.3
Missing69 
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154) What is your age? (recoded for use with on-line analysis) (I-AGE)
TOTAL%
1) 18 - 29 years 23.8
2) 30 - 49 years 42.2
3) 50 and older 34.1
Missing24 
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155) Are you married, divorced, separated, widowed, or never been married? (recoded for use with on-line analysis) (I-MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Married 53.3
2) Divorced or separated 14.3
4) Widowed 8.2
5) Never been married 24.1
Missing4 
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156) What is the last grade or class that you completed in school? (recoded for use with on-line analysis) (I-EDUCATN)
TOTAL%
0) Less than High school 15.7
1) High school graduate (Grade 12 or GED certificate) 34.6
2) Some College (no 4-year degree)/Business, technical, or vocational school AFTER high school 28.1
3) College graduate (B.S., B.A., or other 4-year degree) 12.1
4) Post-graduate training or professional schooling after college (e.g., toward a master's Degree or Ph.D.; law or medical school) 9.6
Missing5 
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157) What is your race? (recoded for use with on-line analysis) (I-RACE)
TOTAL%
1) White 84.7
2) Black 10.5
3) Asian, other or mixed race 4.8
Missing13 
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158) Last year, that is in 1995, what was your total family income from all sources, before taxes? (recoded for use with on-line analysis) (I-INCOME)
TOTAL%
0) Less than 20K 24.5
1) 20K-39,999 36
2) 40K-74,999 26.7
3) 75K & over 12.9
Missing208 
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159) Census region where respondent lives (for use with on-line analysis) (I-REGION)
TOTAL%
1) East 20.9
2) Midwest 24.2
3) South 33.8
4) West 21.1
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