Religion and Politics Survey, 1996

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All frequencies weighted by 151) WEIGHT
1) Identification number (ID)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL41792038.751713.62
2) TIME (TIME)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL417922.545.12
3) QUOTA (QUOTA)
TOTAL%
1) Form 1 - Male100924.1
2) Form 1 - Female110126.3
3) Form 2 - Male96823.2
4) Form 2 - Female110126.3
TOTAL4179100.0
4) Enter respondent's sex (SEX)
TOTAL%
1) Male197747.3
2) Female220252.7
TOTAL4179100.0
5) Do you approve or disapprove of the way Bill Clinton is handling his job as president? (BCLINAPP)
TOTAL%
1) Approve227954.5
2) Disapprove155037.1
3) Don't know/Refused3508.4
TOTAL4179100.0
6) Do you approve or disapprove of the policies and proposals of the Republican leaders in Congress? (REPPOLIC)
TOTAL%
1) Approve151336.2
2) Disapprove206749.5
3) Don't know/Refused59914.3
TOTAL4179100.0
7) How much thought have you given to the coming Presidential election? (PRESELEC)
TOTAL%
1) Quite a lot177742.5
2) Some2004.8
3) Only a little197547.3
4) None1744.2
5) Don't know/Refused531.3
TOTAL4179100.0
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 Clinton161752.1
2) Bob Dole113936.7
3) Other/Undecided34511.1
Missing1078 
TOTAL3101100.0
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) Strongly108439.3
2) Only moderately159357.8
3) Don't know/Refused792.9
Missing1423 
TOTAL2756100.0
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) Clinton9828.4
2) Dole10329.9
3) Other/Undecided14441.7
Missing3834 
TOTAL345100.0
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 satisfied3809.1
2) Fairly satisfied156237.4
3) Not too satisfied129931.1
4) Not at all satisfied78518.8
5) Don't know/Refused1533.7
TOTAL4179100.0
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, registered328278.5
2) No, not registered87721
3) Don't know/Refused20.5
TOTAL4179100.0
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 certain310194.5
2) Chance registration has lapsed1645
3) Don't know/Refused17.5
Missing897 
TOTAL3282100.0
14) Do you yourself plan to vote in the election this November? (VOTE96)
TOTAL%
1) Yes365987.6
2) No3658.7
3) Don't know/Refused1553.7
TOTAL4179100.0
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 certain297081.2
2) Fairly certain60316.5
3) Not certain631.7
4) Don't know/Refused23.6
Missing520 
TOTAL3659100.0
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 certain23664.7
2) Fairly certain7320
3) Not certain4211.5
4) Don't know/Refused143.8
Missing3814 
TOTAL365100.0
17) How often would you say you vote? (FREQVOTE)
TOTAL%
1) Always170640.8
2) Nearly always124229.7
3) Part of the time51112.2
4) Seldom48111.5
5) Never vote1834.4
6) Other response441.1
7) Don't know/Refused12.3
TOTAL4179100.0
18) Are you more interested or less interested in politics this year than you were in 1992? (INT_PLTC)
TOTAL%
1) More170240.7
2) Less145734.9
3) Same94522.6
4) Don't know/Refused751.8
TOTAL4179100.0
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) Republican153736.8
2) Democrat185044.3
3) Other candidate441.1
4) Don't know/Refused74817.9
TOTAL4179100.0
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) Republican21727.4
2) Democrat27134.2
3) Other/Refused30438.4
Missing3387 
TOTAL792100.0
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 favor178942.8
2) Favor147335.2
3) Oppose45710.9
4) Strongly oppose2806.7
5) Don't know1804.3
TOTAL4179100.0
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 experience52212.5
11) The views of your friends and family2405.7
12) What you have seen or read in the media87020.8
13) Your religious beliefs78418.8
14) Your education84820.3
15) Something else77218.5
16) Don't know/Refused1433.4
TOTAL4179100.0
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 favor123429.5
2) Favor98723.6
3) Oppose108425.9
4) Strongly oppose77218.5
5) Don't know1022.4
TOTAL4179100.0
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 favor3307.9
2) Favor145334.8
3) Oppose132531.7
4) Strongly oppose85520.5
5) Don't know2165.2
TOTAL4179100.0
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 experience64315.4
11) The views of your friends and family2846.8
12) What you have seen or read in the media145334.8
13) Your religious beliefs2686.4
14) Your education75318
15) Something else64415.4
16) Don't know/Refused1343.2
TOTAL4179100.0
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 favor2616.2
2) Favor88121.1
3) Oppose100724.1
4) Strongly oppose170840.9
5) Don't know3227.7
TOTAL4179100.0
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 experience3999.5
11) The views of your friends and family2997.2
12) What you have seen or read in the media3728.9
13) Your religious beliefs154136.9
14) Your education69516.6
15) Something else73417.6
16) Don't know/Refused1393.3
TOTAL4179100.0
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 favor45710.9
2) Favor102424.5
3) Oppose167840.2
4) Strongly oppose68216.3
5) Don't know3388.1
TOTAL4179100.0
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 favor188645.1
2) Favor188245
3) Oppose2265.4
4) Strongly oppose1092.6
5) Don't know761.8
TOTAL4179100.0
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 favor155537.2
2) Favor163639.1
3) Oppose52312.5
4) Strongly oppose3708.9
5) Don't know952.3
TOTAL4179100.0
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 available133531.9
2) Available, but under stricter limits98623.6
3) Against law except rape/incest/save life138233.1
4) Abortion should not be permitted at all4009.6
5) Don't know/Refused761.8
TOTAL4179100.0
32) Which one of the following has had the biggest influence on your thinking on this issue -- Abortion (INF-ABRT)
TOTAL%
10) A personal experience73817.7
11) The views of your friends and family2746.6
12) What you have seen or read in the media3047.3
13) Your religious beliefs119628.6
14) Your education92022
15) Something else66015.8
16) Don't know/Refused872.1
TOTAL4179100.0
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 statement201048.1
2) Second statement194146.4
3) Neither/Both equally1313.1
4) Don't know/Refused972.3
TOTAL4179100.0
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 experience110026.3
11) The views of your friends and family2766.6
12) What you have seen or read in the media90621.7
13) Your religious beliefs2455.9
14) Your education101324.2
15) Something else54813.1
16) Don't know/Refused912.2
TOTAL4179100.0
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 statement131031.3
2) Second statement239057.2
3) Neither/Both equally3007.2
4) Don't know/Refused1794.3
TOTAL4179100.0
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 statement322177.1
2) Second statement80319.2
3) Neither/Both equally912.2
4) Don't know/Refused641.5
TOTAL4179100.0
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 experience89321.4
11) The views of your friends and family1363.3
12) What you have seen or read in the media102024.4
13) Your religious beliefs1543.7
14) Your education148135.4
15) Something else42510.2
16) Don't know/Refused701.7
TOTAL4179100.0
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 statement315475.5
2) Second statement80819.3
3) Neither/Both equally1002.4
4) Don't know/Refused1172.8
TOTAL4179100.0
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 experience185744.4
11) The views of your friends and family3277.8
12) What you have seen or read in the media3017.2
13) Your religious beliefs1874.5
14) Your education96823.2
15) Something else46911.2
16) Don't know/Refused701.7
TOTAL4179100.0
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 statement151536.3
2) Second statement227654.5
3) Neither/Both equally2004.8
4) Don't know/Refused1884.5
TOTAL4179100.0
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 favorable66115.8
2) Mostly favorable190145.5
3) Mostly unfavorable95722.9
4) Very unfavorable58514
5) Never heard of20
6) Can't rate731.7
TOTAL4179100.0
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 favorable54012.9
2) Mostly favorable166239.8
3) Mostly unfavorable110426.4
4) Very unfavorable70816.9
5) Never heard of3.1
6) Can't rate1623.9
TOTAL4179100.0
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 favorable1303.1
2) Mostly favorable53512.8
3) Mostly unfavorable102424.5
4) Very unfavorable125630.1
5) Never heard of89321.4
6) Can't rate3418.2
TOTAL4179100.0
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 favorable4079.7
2) Mostly favorable176142.1
3) Mostly unfavorable114827.5
4) Very unfavorable61814.8
5) Never heard of11.3
6) Can't rate2345.6
TOTAL4179100.0
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 favorable118728.4
2) Mostly favorable199347.7
3) Mostly unfavorable3718.9
4) Very unfavorable1643.9
5) Never heard of471.1
6) Can't rate41710
TOTAL4179100.0
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 favorable2255.4
2) Mostly favorable100023.9
3) Mostly unfavorable125230
4) Very unfavorable72617.4
5) Never heard of62915.1
6) Can't rate3478.3
TOTAL4179100.0
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 favorable2646.3
2) Mostly favorable160738.5
3) Mostly unfavorable157437.7
4) Very unfavorable50712.1
5) Never heard of3.1
6) Can't rate2245.4
TOTAL4179100.0
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 favorable42210.1
2) Mostly favorable145234.7
3) Mostly unfavorable96223
4) Very unfavorable50812.2
5) Never heard of2616.2
6) Can't rate57413.7
TOTAL4179100.0
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 favorable4149.9
2) Mostly favorable216851.9
3) Mostly unfavorable101324.2
4) Very unfavorable2636.3
5) Never heard of16.4
6) Can't rate3057.3
TOTAL4179100.0
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 Republicans94244.6
11) The Democrats72234.2
12) Neither1667.9
13) Both equally592.8
14) Don't know/Refused22110.5
Missing2069 
TOTAL2110100.0
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) Republican37418.1
2) Democrat844.1
3) Both equally1004.8
4) Neither is too closely tied129662.6
5) Don't know/Refused21510.4
Missing2110 
TOTAL2069100.0
52) Are you now employed full time, part time or not employed? (EMPLYMNT)
TOTAL%
1) Full time239557.3
2) Part time53312.8
3) Not employed124829.9
4) Don't know/Refused3.1
TOTAL4179100.0
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) Yes128043.7
2) No163355.8
3) Don't know/Refused15.5
Missing1251 
TOTAL2928100.0
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) Yes203469.5
2) No74025.3
3) Don't know/Refused1545.3
Missing1251 
TOTAL2928100.0
55) What is your religious preference? (RELPREF)
TOTAL%
1) Christian350183.8
2) Jewish471.1
3) Muslim21.5
4) Other non-Christian1142.7
5) No preference43410.4
7) Agnostic17.4
8) Atheist11.3
9) Don't know/Refused27.6
88) Something else7.2
TOTAL4179100.0
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) Protestant220763
2) Catholic95627.3
3) Mormon651.9
4) Orthodox17.5
6) Don't know/Refused1474.2
10) Nondenominational451.3
11) Other non-Christian faiths19.5
87) Not practicing any religion25.7
88) Something else20.6
Missing678 
TOTAL3501100.0
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) Baptist76033.5
11) Methodist40417.8
12) Lutheran24210.7
13) Presbyterian1747.7
14) Congregational or United Church of Christ1396.1
15) Nondenominational or Independent Church2059
16) Pentecostal1084.8
17) Episcopalian753.3
18) Reformed10.4
20) Nothing in particular472.1
21) Don't know/Refused17.7
88) Other914
Missing1907 
TOTAL2272100.0
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) Yes143841
2) No193255.1
3) Don't know/Refused1383.9
Missing671 
TOTAL3508100.0
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 experience54838.1
2) Gradual over time78354.5
3) Don't know/Refused1077.4
Missing2741 
TOTAL1438100.0
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 Christian43824.5
2) Pentecostal or Charismatic Christian21712.1
3) Progressive Christian58632.8
4) None of the above37120.7
5) Don't know/Refused1769.8
Missing2391 
TOTAL1788100.0
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 Catholic48450.6
2) Progressive Catholic40342.2
3) None of the above404.2
4) Don't know/Refused293
Missing3223 
TOTAL956100.0
62) Aside from weddings and funerals, how often do you attend religious services? (ATTNDCH1)
TOTAL%
1) More than once a week57713.8
2) Once a week107125.6
3) Once or twice a month71317.1
4) A few times a year86020.6
5) Seldom56113.4
6) Never3618.6
7) Don't know/Refused36.9
TOTAL4179100.0
63) Did you yourself happen to attend church, synagogue or any other place of worship in the last seven days? (ATTNDCH2)
TOTAL%
1) Yes175341.9
2) No242358
3) Don't know/Refused3.1
TOTAL4179100.0
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) Yes342582
2) No74617.9
3) Don't remember20
4) Don't know/Refused6.1
TOTAL4179100.0
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) Catholic98928.9
2) Baptist76022.2
3) Methodist37310.9
4) Lutheran2427.1
5) Presbyterian1404.1
6) Congregational or United Church of Christ1053.1
7) Mormon631.8
8) Nondenominational or independent church501.5
9) Pentecostal772.2
10) Episcopalian782.3
11) Reformed22.6
12) Orthodox19.6
13) Jewish381.1
14) Muslim14.4
15) Other non-Christian24.7
16) Assemblies of God25.7
17) Protestant1374
18) Seventh-day Adventist16.5
86) Other Christian faiths1694.9
87) Can't remember8.2
88) Other9.3
99) No answer672
Missing754 
TOTAL3425100.0
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) Catholic75.3
2) Baptist1813.7
3) Methodist2015.3
4) Lutheran64.6
5) Presbyterian1914.5
6) Congregational or United Church of Christ75.3
8) Nondenominational or independent church53.8
9) Pentecostal75.3
10) Episcopalian21.5
13) Jewish32.3
14) Muslim21.5
15) Other non-Christian32.3
17) Protestant2519.1
18) Seventh-day Adventist32.3
86) Other Christian faiths43.1
Missing4048 
TOTAL131100.0
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) Catholic330
2) Baptist110
6) Congregational or United Church of Christ220
9) Pentecostal330
10) Episcopalian110
Missing4169 
TOTAL10100.0
68) How important would you say religion is in your own life? (RELIMPRT)
TOTAL%
1) Very important246058.9
2) Fairly important108225.9
3) Not very important61914.8
4) Don't know/Refused18.4
TOTAL4179100.0
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 out178842.8
2) Should express views224853.8
3) No opinion1433.4
TOTAL4179100.0
70) Do you think it is ever right for clergymen to discuss political candidates or issues from the pulpit? (IS_PLPT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes119428.6
2) No278966.7
3) Don't know/Refused1964.7
TOTAL4179100.0
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) Yes141459.9
2) No91838.9
3) Don't know291.2
Missing1818 
TOTAL2361100.0
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) Yes206387.4
2) No26911.4
3) Don't know291.2
Missing1818 
TOTAL2361100.0
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) Yes140359.4
2) No92039
3) Don't know381.6
Missing1818 
TOTAL2361100.0
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) Yes134256.8
2) No95340.4
3) Don't know662.8
Missing1818 
TOTAL2361100.0
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 thing123191.7
2) Bad thing664.9
3) Neither a good nor a bad thing241.8
4) Don't know/Refused211.6
Missing2837 
TOTAL1342100.0
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) Yes96741
2) No132656.2
3) Don't know682.9
Missing1818 
TOTAL2361100.0
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) Yes63727
2) No166370.4
3) Don't know612.6
Missing1818 
TOTAL2361100.0
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) Yes69029.2
2) No155165.7
3) Don't know1205.1
Missing1818 
TOTAL2361100.0
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) Yes62526.5
2) No166070.3
3) Don't know763.2
Missing1818 
TOTAL2361100.0
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) Yes50121.2
2) No181476.8
3) Don't know461.9
Missing1818 
TOTAL2361100.0
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 thing39077.8
2) Bad thing7314.6
3) Neither a good nor a bad thing285.6
4) Don't know/Refused102
Missing3678 
TOTAL501100.0
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) Yes83635.4
2) No147562.5
3) Don't know502.1
Missing1818 
TOTAL2361100.0
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 thing69683.3
2) Bad thing819.7
3) Neither a good nor a bad thing263.1
4) Don't know/Refused333.9
Missing3343 
TOTAL836100.0
84) Do you consider the United States a Christian nation, or not? (USCHRSTN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes252760.5
2) No140333.6
3) Don't know/Refused2496
TOTAL4179100.0
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) Yes1727.3
2) No213790.5
3) Don't know/Refused522.2
Missing1818 
TOTAL2361100.0
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) Yes33714.3
2) No194882.5
3) Don't know/Refused763.2
Missing1818 
TOTAL2361100.0
87) Do you believe in a God? If yes, how strong would you say this belief is? (BLVINGOD)
TOTAL%
1) Believe in God absolutely certain299871.7
2) Believe in a God fairly sure57313.7
3) Believe in a God not quite sure3227.7
4) Believe in God not at all sure661.6
5) Do not believe1674
6) Don't know/Refused531.3
TOTAL4179100.0
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 word148535.5
2) The Bible is the word of God, but not everything in it should be taken literally, word for word193646.3
3) The Bible is a book written by men and is not the word of God60614.5
4) Other691.7
5) Don't know/Refused832
TOTAL4179100.0
89) Do you think your soul will live on after death? (SOUL1)
TOTAL%
1) Yes337080.6
2) No4079.7
3) Don't know4029.6
TOTAL4179100.0
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)295887.8
2) No (Don't believe in heaven)2868.5
3) Don't know/Refused (Don't know if believe in heaven)1263.7
Missing809 
TOTAL3370100.0
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)238470.7
2) No (Don't believe in hell)77723.1
3) Don't know/Refused (Don't know if believe in hell)2096.2
Missing809 
TOTAL3370100.0
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 belief58614
2) Teach people how to live better302972.5
3) Both44910.7
4) Neither401
5) Undecided751.8
TOTAL4179100.0
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 day123029.4
2) Once a day93522.4
3) A few times a week78118.7
4) Once a week or less75017.9
5) Never42310.1
6) Don't know/Refused601.4
TOTAL4179100.0
94) At your family meals at home, does anyone say grace, or give thanks to God aloud, before the meal? (GRACE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes252660.4
2) No162438.9
3) Don't know/Refused29.7
TOTAL4179100.0
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 religious34416.3
2) Somewhat religious109952.1
3) Not too religious28613.6
4) Not at all religious1537.3
5) Don't know22810.8
Missing2069 
TOTAL2110100.0
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 religious23811.3
2) Somewhat religious107050.7
3) Not too religious26012.3
4) Not at all religious1014.8
5) Don't know44120.9
Missing2069 
TOTAL2110100.0
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 religious1065
2) Somewhat religious64230.4
3) Not too religious45421.5
4) Not at all religious27012.8
5) Don't know63830.2
Missing2069 
TOTAL2110100.0
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 religious36617.7
2) Somewhat religious102949.7
3) Not too religious23511.4
4) Not at all religious1024.9
5) Don't know33716.3
Missing2110 
TOTAL2069100.0
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 religious22510.9
2) Somewhat religious92444.7
3) Not too religious37718.2
4) Not at all religious1426.9
5) Don't know40119.4
Missing2110 
TOTAL2069100.0
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 religious99748.2
2) Somewhat religious62530.2
3) Not too religious1014.9
4) Not at all religious361.7
5) Don't know31015
Missing2110 
TOTAL2069100.0
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) More137232.8
2) Less182943.8
3) About right2876.9
4) Don't know69116.5
TOTAL4179100.0
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) More114027.3
2) Less218652.3
3) About right2967.1
4) Don't know55713.3
TOTAL4179100.0
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) More111826.8
2) Less205149.1
3) About right3267.8
4) Don't know68416.4
TOTAL4179100.0
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) More112226.8
2) Less211950.7
3) About right1994.8
4) Don't know73917.7
TOTAL4179100.0
105) Which of the following, if any, do you personally do -- Watch religious TV programs or listen to religious radio shows (WATCHTV)
TOTAL%
1) Yes188345.1
2) No228454.7
3) Don't know12.3
TOTAL4179100.0
106) Which of the following, if any, do you personally do -- Listen to Christian music on radio, CD, or cassette (LSTNMSC)
TOTAL%
1) Yes188745.2
2) No228854.7
3) Don't know4.1
TOTAL4179100.0
107) Which of the following, if any, do you personally do -- Attend prayer group meetings or Bible study groups (GRPMTGS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes132031.6
2) No285068.2
3) Don't know9.2
TOTAL4179100.0
108) Which of the following, if any, do you personally do -- Send a son or daughter to a religious school (RELSCHL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes63715.2
2) No350883.9
3) Don't know34.8
TOTAL4179100.0
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) Yes130455.2
2) No105744.8
Missing1818 
TOTAL2361100.0
110) In politics TODAY, do you consider yourself a Republican, Democrat, or Independent? (PRTAFFL)
TOTAL%
1) Republican121829.1
2) Democrat139033.3
3) Independent142234
4) No preference912.2
5) Other party7.2
6) Don't know/Refused511.2
TOTAL4179100.0
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) Republican47029.9
2) Democrat73046.5
3) Neither27717.6
4) Don't know/Refused946
Missing2608 
TOTAL1571100.0
112) In general, would you describe your political views as... (POLVIEWS)
TOTAL%
1) Very conservative2856.8
2) Conservative134532.2
3) Moderate158537.9
4) Liberal60614.5
5) Very liberal2325.6
6) Don't know/Refused1263
TOTAL4179100.0
113) Do you consider yourself a member of the Religious Right political movement, or not? (POLMVMNT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes2836.8
2) No366087.6
3) Don't know/Refused2365.6
TOTAL4179100.0
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) Regularly72617.4
2) Sometimes105725.3
3) Rarely107625.7
4) Never130531.2
5) Don't know/Refused15.4
TOTAL4179100.0
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 time169740.6
2) Some of the time144134.5
3) Only now and then70016.8
4) Hardly at all3378.1
5) Don't know/Refused4.1
TOTAL4179100.0
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, Clinton138933.2
2) Yes, Bush101924.4
3) Yes, Perot46611.2
4) Yes, other candidate/don't remember which candidate521.2
6) No, didn't vote/Too young112126.8
8) Don't know/Refused1323.2
TOTAL4179100.0
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, voted243958.4
2) No, didn't vote/Too young158838
3) Don't remember if voted1393.3
4) Refused13.3
TOTAL4179100.0
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 certain222391.1
2) Did not vote/ may not have voted1847.5
3) Don't know/Refused321.3
Missing1740 
TOTAL2439100.0
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) Republican98644.4
2) Democrat102846.2
3) Other/Independent candidate251.1
4) Didn't vote for Congress4.2
5) Don't remember which candidate1486.7
6) Refused321.4
Missing1956 
TOTAL2223100.0
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) Yes3277.8
2) No382891.6
3) Don't know/Refused24.6
TOTAL4179100.0
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) Better38818.4
2) Fair62029.4
3) Worse75035.5
4) Don't know/Refused35216.7
Missing2069 
TOTAL2110100.0
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) Better39719.2
2) Fair59728.9
3) Worse72835.2
4) Don't know/Refused34716.8
Missing2110 
TOTAL2069100.0
123) What is your age? (AGE)
TOTAL%
1) 18 - 29 years98123.5
2) 30 - 49 years174241.7
3) 50 and older140633.6
9) Don't know/Refused501.2
TOTAL4179100.0
124) Are you married, divorced, separated, widowed, or never been married? (MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Married222453.2
2) Divorced50612.1
3) Separated912.2
4) Widowed3428.2
5) Never been married100724.1
6) Don't know/Refused9.2
TOTAL4179100.0
125) Are you the parent or guardian of any children under 18 now living in your household? (KIDSLT18)
TOTAL%
1) Yes153636.8
2) No263963.1
3) Refused4.1
TOTAL4179100.0
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
TOTAL41790.560.81
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
TOTAL41790.961.03
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
TOTAL41790.510.72
129) What is the last grade or class that you completed in school? (EDUC)
TOTAL%
1) None, or grade 1-81283.1
2) High school incomplete (Grades 9-11)52512.6
3) High school graduate (Grade 12 or GED certificate)144334.5
4) Business, technical, or vocational school AFTER high school2064.9
5) Some college, no 4-year degree96423.1
6) College graduate (B.S., B.A., or other 4-year degree)50312
7) Post-graduate training or professional schooling after college (e.g., toward a master's Degree or Ph.D.; law or medical school)3989.5
8) Don't know/Refused12.3
TOTAL4179100.0
130) What is your race? (RACE)
TOTAL%
1) White351684.1
2) Black43610.4
3) Asian27.6
4) Other or mixed race1714.1
5) Don't know/Refused29.7
TOTAL4179100.0
131) Are you, yourself, of Hispanic origin or descent, such as Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban, or some other Spanish background? (HISPANIC)
TOTAL%
1) Yes2125.1
2) No393094
3) Don't know/Refused37.9
TOTAL4179100.0
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/English57814.6
2) Scandinavian1303.3
3) German73018.4
4) French1523.8
5) Irish53713.5
6) Italian1764.4
7) Portuguese or Spanish16.4
8) Other West European1523.8
9) Russian. Former Soviet Union28.7
10) Other East European1714.3
11) African3388.5
12) Japanese9.2
13) Chinese4.1
14) Indian932.3
15) Other Asian/Southeast Asian25.6
16) Australian/New Zealand10
17) American Indian1042.6
18) American - USA2105.3
26) European (Unspecified)621.6
87) No one particular nationality/multi-cultural32.8
88) Other751.9
99) Don't know/Refused3448.7
Missing212 
TOTAL3967100.0
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/English11914.1
2) Scandinavian253
3) German13816.4
4) French323.8
5) Irish21625.6
6) Italian313.7
7) Portuguese or Spanish2.2
8) Other West European485.7
9) Russian. Former Soviet Union7.8
10) Other East European303.6
11) African1.1
12) Japanese1.1
13) Chinese1.1
14) Indian344
16) Australian/New Zealand2.2
17) American Indian151.8
18) American - USA11814
26) European (Unspecified)4.5
87) No one particular nationality/multi-cultural1.1
88) Other182.1
Missing3336 
TOTAL843100.0
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/English1712.7
2) Scandinavian53.7
3) German2619.4
4) French43
5) Irish2720.1
6) Italian1.7
8) Other West European2115.7
11) African1.7
14) Indian86
17) American Indian1914.2
26) European (Unspecified)1.7
88) Other43
Missing4045 
TOTAL134100.0
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/English311.5
3) German311.5
4) French27.7
8) Other West European623.1
10) Other East European13.8
14) Indian830.8
17) American Indian27.7
18) American - USA13.8
Missing4153 
TOTAL26100.0
136) Last year, that is in 1995, what was your total family income from all sources, before taxes? (INCOME)
TOTAL%
1) Less than $10,0003358
2) $10,000 to under $20,00057413.7
3) $20,000 to under $30,00073217.5
4) $30,000 to under $40,00060514.5
5) $40,000 to under $50,00044210.6
6) $50,000 to under $75,00054813.1
7) $75,000 to under $100,0002596.2
8) $100,000 or more2195.2
9) Don't know/Refused46511.1
TOTAL4179100.0
137) Do you own or rent your own home? (HOME)
TOTAL%
1) Own275665.9
2) Rent114727.4
3) Other arrangement2556.1
4) Don't know/Refused21.5
TOTAL4179100.0
138) Are you or is your spouse a member of a labor union? (LABOR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, respondent is3688.8
2) Yes, spouse is1974.7
3) Yes, both581.4
4) Neither are351984.2
5) Don't know/Refused37.9
TOTAL4179100.0
139) Which of the following BEST describes the place where you now live? (LIVENOW)
TOTAL%
1) A large city78318.7
2) A suburb near a large city101124.2
3) A small city or town153236.7
4) A rural area82619.8
5) Don't know/Refused27.6
TOTAL4179100.0
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) Yes240657.6
2) No169240.5
3) Don't know/Refused811.9
TOTAL4179100.0
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 name233597
2) Declined to be contacted at this point723
Missing1772 
TOTAL2407100.0
142) Check the day of the week in interview was completed (DAY)
TOTAL%
1) Monday58714
2) Tuesday58514
3) Wednesday51612.3
4) Thursday44710.7
5) Friday65515.7
6) Saturday82919.8
7) Sunday56013.4
TOTAL4179100.0
143) Form number randomly assigned to sample (FORM)
TOTAL%
1) Form 1211050.5
2) Form 2206949.5
TOTAL4179100.0
144) Replicate number of sample (REPNUM)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL417924.1313.93
145) State FIPS Codes (FIPSST)
TOTAL%
1) Alabama751.8
4) Arizona581.4
5) Arkansas771.8
6) California3779
8) Colorado801.9
9) Connecticut581.4
10) Delaware10.2
12) Florida1904.5
13) Georgia972.3
16) Idaho17.4
17) Illinois1593.8
18) Indiana872.1
19) Iowa461.1
20) Kansas471.1
21) Kentucky651.6
22) Louisiana491.2
23) Maine39.9
24) Maryland631.5
25) Massachusetts1002.4
26) Michigan1744.2
27) Minnesota731.7
28) Mississippi34.8
29) Missouri1052.5
30) Montana19.5
31) Nebraska34.8
32) Nevada28.7
33) New Hampshire32.8
34) New Jersey1313.1
35) New Mexico431
36) New York2255.4
37) North Carolina1253
38) North Dakota19.5
39) Ohio1764.2
40) Oklahoma661.6
41) Oregon711.7
42) Pennsylvania2666.4
44) Rhode Island14.3
45) South Carolina892.1
46) South Dakota15.4
47) Tennessee1102.6
48) Texas2516
49) Utah30.7
50) Vermont10.2
51) Virginia811.9
53) Washington1343.2
54) West Virginia31.7
55) Wisconsin761.8
56) Wyoming23.6
TOTAL4179100.0
146) MSACODE from sample (MSACODE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL41793510.202906.33
147) Unique ID assigned by FGI to sample (FGIRECNO)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL41793917.562308.98
148) Number of attempts to complete interview (NUMATT)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL41793.733.19
149) Date of completion of interview (COMPDATE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL417919960597.0921.51
150) Census region where respondent lives (REGION)
TOTAL%
1) East87520.9
2) Midwest101124.2
3) South141333.8
4) West88021.1
TOTAL4179100.0
151) Weight variable assigned by Slithy Toves Weighting Package (WEIGHT)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL2.1160.998
152) Enter respondent's sex (for use with on-line analysis) (I-SEX)
TOTAL%
1) Male197747.3
2) Female220252.7
TOTAL4179100.0
153) What is your religious preference? (recoded for use with on-line analysis) (I-RELIGION)
TOTAL%
0) Christian350184.3
1) Jewish471.1
2) Other1423.4
3) None46211.1
Missing27 
TOTAL4152100.0
154) In politics TODAY, do you consider yourself a Republican, Democrat, or Independent? (recoded for use with on-line analysis) (I-POLPARTY)
TOTAL%
0) Republican121829.6
1) Democrat139033.7
2) Independnt142234.5
3) None912.2
Missing58 
TOTAL4121100.0
155) What is your age? (recoded for use with on-line analysis) (I-AGE)
TOTAL%
1) 18 - 29 years98123.8
2) 30 - 49 years174242.2
3) 50 and older140634.1
Missing50 
TOTAL4129100.0
156) Are you married, divorced, separated, widowed, or never been married? (recoded for use with on-line analysis) (I-MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Married222453.3
2) Divorced50612.1
3) Separated912.2
4) Widowed3428.2
5) Never been married100724.1
Missing9 
TOTAL4170100.0
157) What is the last grade or class that you completed in school? (recoded for use with on-line analysis) (I-EDUCATN)
TOTAL%
0) Lt H.S.65315.7
1) H.S. grad144334.6
2) SmCol/Tech117028.1
3) Coll.grad50312.1
4) Post-grad3989.6
Missing12 
TOTAL4167100.0
158) What is your race? (recoded for use with on-line analysis) (I-RACE)
TOTAL%
1) White351684.7
2) Black43610.5
3) Asian27.7
4) Other or mixed race1714.1
Missing29 
TOTAL4150100.0
159) 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) Lt 20K90924.5
1) 20K-39,999133736
2) 40K-74,99999026.7
3) 75K & over47812.9
Missing465 
TOTAL3714100.0
160) Census region where respondent lives (for use with on-line analysis) (I-REGION)
TOTAL%
1) East87520.9
2) Midwest101124.2
3) South141333.8
4) West88021.1
TOTAL4179100.0