ABC News/ Washington Post Poll: Faith-Based Initiative, 2001

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All frequencies weighted by 94) WEIGHT
1) Respondent number (RESPNO)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL13502003.501233.49
2) Date of Survey (DATE8)
TOTAL%
1) April 19, 200255441.1
2) April 20, 20021188.7
3) April 21, 200229521.9
4) April 22, 200238228.3
TOTAL1349100.0
3) Full Fips Code (FIPS)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL135028305.3215700.84
4) Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL13503461.863000.23
5) Census Division (CENSDIV)
TOTAL%
1) New England735.4
2) Middle Atlantic18713.9
3) East North Central21916.2
4) West North Central926.8
5) South Atlantic25619
6) East South Central957
7) West South Central14811
8) Mountain876.4
9) Pacific19314.3
TOTAL1350100.0
6) Region (REG4)
TOTAL%
1) East (Census Division 1,2)26019.3
2) Midwest (Census Division 3,4)31123
3) South (Census Division 5,6,7)50037
4) West (Census Division 8,9)27920.7
TOTAL1350100.0
7) Designated Market Area - three-digit code (DMA)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL1350620.26109.48
8) ABC State (ABCNUM)
TOTAL%
1) Alabama231.7
3) Arizona211.6
4) Arkansas151.1
5) California14110.5
6) Colorado241.8
7) Connecticut161.2
8) Delaware3.2
9) District of Columbia5.4
10) Florida785.8
11) Georgia433.2
13) Idaho4.3
14) Illinois574.2
15) Indiana251.9
16) Iowa131
17) Kansas9.7
18) Kentucky241.8
19) Louisiana241.8
20) Maine5.4
21) Maryland201.5
22) Massachusetts352.6
23) Michigan362.7
24) Minnesota272
25) Mississippi231.7
26) Missouri272
27) Montana6.4
28) Nebraska8.6
29) Nevada3.2
30) New Hampshire7.5
31) New Jersey413
32) New Mexico11.8
33) New York805.9
34) North Carolina423.1
35) North Dakota5.4
36) Ohio725.3
37) Oklahoma211.6
38) Oregon292.2
39) Pennsylvania664.9
40) Rhode Island4.3
41) South Carolina221.6
42) South Dakota3.2
43) Tennessee251.9
44) Texas886.5
45) Utah131
46) Vermont5.4
47) Virginia332.4
48) Washington231.7
49) West Virginia10.7
50) Wisconsin282.1
51) Wyoming4.3
TOTAL1347100.0
9) Time zone (TZONE)
TOTAL%
1) Eastern66549.2
2) Central40129.7
3) Mountain896.6
4) Pacific19614.5
TOTAL1351100.0
10) Metro Status Code - related to MSA, Metropolitan Statistical Area, used by the Census (METSTAT)
TOTAL%
1) In the center city of an MSA43932.5
2) Outside the center city of an MSA, but inside the county containing the center city23117.1
3) Inside a suburban county of the MSA28220.9
4) In an MSA that has no center city644.7
5) Not in an MSA33424.7
TOTAL1350100.0
11) Number of times Interviewer tried to call (TIMES)
TOTAL%
1) One time54340.2
2) Two times29621.9
3) Three times19114.1
4) Four times896.6
5) Five times705.2
6) Six times443.3
7) Seven times282.1
8) Eight times191.4
9) Nine times312.3
10) Ten times221.6
11) Eleven times12.9
12) Twelve times3.2
13) Thirteen times1.1
14) Fourteen times2.1
TOTAL1351100.0
12) Do you approve or disapprove of the way George W. Bush is handling his job as president? [INTERVIEWER NOTE: Get answer and then ask, Do you approve or disapprove STRONGLY or SOMEWHAT?] (BUSH)
TOTAL%
1) Approve STRONGLY43932.7
2) Approve SOMEWHAT40430.1
3) Disapprove STRONGLY21716.2
4) Disapprove SOMEWHAT21516
8) DK/No opinion685.1
Missing8 
TOTAL1343100.0
13) Do you approve or disapprove of the way Bush is handling the economy? (BSHECONO)
TOTAL%
1) Approve73954.9
2) Disapprove51037.9
8) DK/No opinion977.2
Missing4 
TOTAL1346100.0
14) Do you approve or disapprove of the way Bush is handling international affairs? (BSHINTAF)
TOTAL%
1) Approve83862.3
2) Disapprove41931.1
8) DK/No opinion896.6
Missing4 
TOTAL1346100.0
15) Do you approve or disapprove of the way Bush is handling environmental issues? (BSHENVIR)
TOTAL%
1) Approve63146.9
2) Disapprove55040.9
8) DK/No opinion16412.2
Missing5 
TOTAL1345100.0
16) Do you approve or disapprove of the way Bush is handling the issue of tax cuts? (BSHTAXCT)
TOTAL%
1) Approve73254.4
2) Disapprove52238.8
8) DK/No opinion916.8
Missing4 
TOTAL1345100.0
17) Do you approve or disapprove of the way Bush is handling education? (BSHEDUCT)
TOTAL%
1) Approve80259.9
2) Disapprove37027.7
8) DK/No opinion16612.4
Missing11 
TOTAL1338100.0
18) Do you approve or disapprove of the way Dick Cheney is handling his job as vice president? (CHENEY)
TOTAL%
1) Approve86864.4
2) Disapprove25418.9
8) DK/No opinion22516.7
Missing4 
TOTAL1347100.0
19) Do you approve or disapprove of the way the U.S. Congress is doing its job? (CONGRESS)
TOTAL%
1) Approve78058.1
2) Disapprove44833.4
8) DK/No opinion1148.5
Missing8 
TOTAL1342100.0
20) Would you say Bush is doing a better job as president than you expected, a worse job, or what? (BUSHJOB)
TOTAL%
1) Better job52438.9
2) Worse job28220.9
3) (VOL) About what I expected50337.3
8) DK/No opinion392.9
Missing2 
TOTAL1348100.0
21) How confident are you that Bush has the experience and ability needed to meet the challenges of the presidency--very confident, somewhat confident, not too confident, or not at all confident? (BUSHCONF)
TOTAL%
1) Very confident41430.7
2) Somewhat confident43332.1
3) Not too confident27420.3
4) Not at all confident22116.4
8) DK/No opinion6.4
Missing3 
TOTAL1348100.0
22) We'd like to know what kind of priority you want to see George W. Bush and the Congress give to some issues. For each one, please tell me if it should receive the highest priority, a high priority but not the highest, a middle priority, or a lower priority: Keeping the economy strong. [QUESTIONS PRECONMY, PRSOCSEC, PRHEALTH, PRCMPFIN, PRPOLPRT ASKED OF HALF THE SAMPLE] (PRECONMY)
TOTAL%
1) Highest priority30444.3
2) High priority, but not the highest32447.2
3) Middle priority476.9
4) Lower priority101.5
8) DK/No opinion1.1
Missing664 
TOTAL686100.0
23) We'd like to know what kind of priority you want to see George W. Bush and the Congress give to some issues. For each one, please tell me if it should receive the highest priority, a high priority but not the highest, a middle priority, or a lower priority: Protecting the Social Security system. [QUESTIONS PRECONMY, PRSOCSEC, PRHEALTH, PRCMPFIN, PRPOLPRT ASKED OF HALF THE SAMPLE] (PRSOCSEC)
TOTAL%
1) Highest priority27139.4
2) High priority, but not the highest30544.4
3) Middle priority7611.1
4) Lower priority334.8
5) (VOL) No priority1.1
8) DK/No opinion1.1
Missing664 
TOTAL687100.0
24) We'd like to know what kind of priority you want to see George W. Bush and the Congress give to some issues. For each one, please tell me if it should receive the highest priority, a high priority but not the highest, a middle priority, or a lower priority: Holding down the cost of health care and health insurance. [QUESTIONS PRECONMY, PRSOCSEC, PRHEALTH, PRCMPFIN, PRPOLPRT ASKED OF HALF THE SAMPLE] (PRHEALTH)
TOTAL%
1) Highest priority27239.7
2) High priority, but not the highest31646.1
3) Middle priority7210.5
4) Lower priority223.2
5) (VOL) No priority2.3
8) DK/No opinion2.3
Missing664 
TOTAL686100.0
25) We'd like to know what kind of priority you want to see George W. Bush and the Congress give to some issues. For each one, please tell me if it should receive the highest priority, a high priority but not the highest, a middle priority, or a lower priority: Reforming election campaign finance laws. [QUESTIONS PRECONMY, PRSOCSEC, PRHEALTH, PRCMPFIN, PRPOLPRT ASKED OF HALF THE SAMPLE] (PRCMPFIN)
TOTAL%
1) Highest priority10014.6
2) High priority, but not the highest18827.4
3) Middle priority22232.4
4) Lower priority15422.5
5) (VOL) No priority131.9
8) DK/No opinion81.2
Missing664 
TOTAL685100.0
26) We'd like to know what kind of priority you want to see George W. Bush and the Congress give to some issues. For each one, please tell me if it should receive the highest priority, a high priority but not the highest, a middle priority, or a lower priority: Reducing the political partisanship in Washington. [QUESTIONS PRECONMY, PRSOCSEC, PRHEALTH, PRCMPFIN, PRPOLPRT ASKED OF HALF THE SAMPLE] (PRPOLPRT)
TOTAL%
1) Highest priority7911.5
2) High priority, but not the highest19929
3) Middle priority24535.7
4) Lower priority13319.4
5) (VOL) No priority101.5
8) DK/No opinion213.1
Missing664 
TOTAL687100.0
27) We'd like to know what kind of priority you want to see George W. Bush and the Congress give to some issues. For each one, please tell me if it should receive the highest priority, a high priority but not the highest, a middle priority, or a lower priority: Cutting taxes. [QUESTIONS PRCUTTAX, PRIMPRED, PRELDRXS, PRENVIRN, PRUPGMIL ASKED OF HALF THE SAMPLE] (PRCUTTAX)
TOTAL%
1) Highest priority17726.7
2) High priority, but not the highest22834.3
3) Middle priority16324.5
4) Lower priority8613
5) (VOL) No priority4.6
8) DK/No opinion6.9
Missing686 
TOTAL664100.0
28) We'd like to know what kind of priority you want to see George W. Bush and the Congress give to some issues. For each one, please tell me if it should receive the highest priority, a high priority but not the highest, a middle priority, or a lower priority: Improving education and the schools. [QUESTIONS PRCUTTAX, PRIMPRED, PRELDRXS, PRENVIRN, PRUPGMIL ASKED OF HALF THE SAMPLE] (PRIMPRED)
TOTAL%
1) Highest priority30846.5
2) High priority, but not the highest26439.8
3) Middle priority7411.2
4) Lower priority142.1
5) (VOL) No priority1.2
8) DK/No opinion2.3
Missing686 
TOTAL663100.0
29) We'd like to know what kind of priority you want to see George W. Bush and the Congress give to some issues. For each one, please tell me if it should receive the highest priority, a high priority but not the highest, a middle priority, or a lower priority: Helping the elderly pay for prescription drugs. [QUESTIONS PRCUTTAX, PRIMPRED, PRELDRXS, PRENVIRN, PRUPGMIL ASKED OF HALF THE SAMPLE] (PRELDRXS)
TOTAL%
1) Highest priority24737.2
2) High priority, but not the highest28442.8
3) Middle priority10315.5
4) Lower priority263.9
5) (VOL) No priority2.3
8) DK/No opinion2.3
Missing686 
TOTAL664100.0
30) We'd like to know what kind of priority you want to see George W. Bush and the Congress give to some issues. For each one, please tell me if it should receive the highest priority, a high priority but not the highest, a middle priority, or a lower priority: Protecting the environment. [QUESTIONS PRCUTTAX, PRIMPRED, PRELDRXS, PRENVIRN, PRUPGMIL ASKED OF HALF THE SAMPLE] (PRENVIRN)
TOTAL%
1) Highest priority19228.9
2) High priority, but not the highest28242.5
3) Middle priority16024.1
4) Lower priority274.1
5) (VOL) No priority1.2
8) DK/No opinion2.3
Missing687 
TOTAL664100.0
31) We'd like to know what kind of priority you want to see George W. Bush and the Congress give to some issues. For each one, please tell me if it should receive the highest priority, a high priority but not the highest, a middle priority, or a lower priority: Upgrading military systems and equipment. [QUESTIONS PRCUTTAX, PRIMPRED, PRELDRXS, PRENVIRN, PRUPGMIL ASKED OF HALF THE SAMPLE] (PRUPGMIL)
TOTAL%
1) Highest priority13420.2
2) High priority, but not the highest24436.8
3) Middle priority18227.5
4) Lower priority9414.2
5) (VOL) No priority4.6
8) DK/No opinion5.8
Missing686 
TOTAL663100.0
32) Do you consider Bush to have been legitimately elected as president, or not? (BUSHLEGT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes83862.1
2) No48135.7
8) DK/No opinion302.2
Missing1 
TOTAL1349100.0
33) Do you think the country should go in the direction Bush wants to lead it, go in the direction the Democrats in Congress want to lead it, or what? (GOVTLEAD)
TOTAL%
1) Where Bush wants62646.5
2) Where Democrats want48536
3) (VOL) Other direction584.3
4) (VOL) Neither775.7
5) (VOL) No difference453.3
8) DK/No opinion554.1
Missing4 
TOTAL1346100.0
34) Do you think Bush relies on his advisers too much, too little or about the right amount? (BUSHRELY)
TOTAL%
1) Too much27020
2) Too little15211.3
3) About the right amount84262.4
8) DK/No opinion856.3
Missing1 
TOTAL1349100.0
35) Do you think Bush has a mandate to carry out the agenda he presented during the presidential campaign, or should he compromise on the things the Democrats strongly oppose? (BUSHAGEN)
TOTAL%
1) Bush has mandate to carry out agenda47235.1
2) Bush should compromise80559.9
8) DK/No opinion685.1
Missing4 
TOTAL1345100.0
36) [ASK IF BUSHAGEN IS "BUSH SHOULD COMPROMISE"] Do you think Bush is or is not compromising with the Democrats? (BUSHCOMP)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, Bush is compromising27734.5
2) No, Bush is not compromising45756.8
8) DK/No opinion708.7
Missing545 
TOTAL804100.0
37) Do you think Bush has reduced the political partisanship in Washington, or not? [INTERVIEWER NOTE: (IF YES):] Has he reduced it a lot or just a little? (REDUPART)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, has reduced it A LOT1027.6
2) Yes, has reduced it JUST A LITTLE35726.5
3) No, has not reduced it73354.5
8) DK/No opinion15411.4
Missing5 
TOTAL1346100.0
38) On another subject, would you describe the state of the nation's economy these days as excellent, good, not so good, or poor? (ECONSTAT)
TOTAL%
1) Excellent433.2
2) Good63146.7
3) Not so good54540.4
4) Poor1279.4
8) DK/No opinion4.3
TOTAL1350100.0
39) Just your best guess, do you think the economy is heading into a recession, or not? (RECESSIO)
TOTAL%
1) Yes61045.2
2) No67550
8) DK/No opinion644.7
Missing2 
TOTAL1349100.0
40) Do you think the United States is heading into an energy crisis, or not? (ENRGYCRI)
TOTAL%
1) Yes86163.8
2) No45333.6
8) DK/No opinion352.6
TOTAL1349100.0
41) On another subject, do you think Bush's views on most issues are too liberal for you, too conservative for you, or just about right? (BUSHVIEW)
TOTAL%
1) Too liberal13610.1
2) Too conservative42031.2
3) Just about right74655.3
8) DK/No opinion463.4
Missing2 
TOTAL1348100.0
42) Do you have a favorable or unfavorable impression of Bush as a person? (BUSHPERS)
TOTAL%
1) Favorable85863.8
2) Unfavorable42731.8
8) DK/No opinion594.4
Missing6 
TOTAL1344100.0
43) Please tell me whether the following statement applies to Bush or not: He understands the problems of people like you. [QUESTIONS BSHUNDER, BSHTRUST, BSHMILIT ASKED OF HALF THE SAMPLE] (BSHUNDER)
TOTAL%
1) Yes32246.9
2) No35151.2
8) DK/No opinion131.9
Missing663 
TOTAL686100.0
44) Please tell me whether the following statement applies to Bush or not: He can be trusted in a crisis. [QUESTIONS BSHUNDER, BSHTRUST, BSHMILIT ASKED OF HALF THE SAMPLE] (BSHTRUST)
TOTAL%
1) Yes44264.4
2) No21731.6
8) DK/No opinion273.9
Missing665 
TOTAL686100.0
45) Please tell me whether the following statement applies to Bush or not: He's doing a good job as commander-in-chief of the military. [QUESTIONS BSHUNDER, BSHTRUST, BSHMILIT ASKED OF HALF THE SAMPLE] (BSHMILIT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes47769.4
2) No17625.6
8) DK/No opinion344.9
Missing663 
TOTAL687100.0
46) Please tell me whether the following statement applies to Bush or not: He is honest and trustworthy. [QUESTIONS BSHHONST, BSHLEADR, BSHVSION ASKED OF HALF THE SAMPLE] (BSHHONST)
TOTAL%
1) Yes41262.3
2) No20931.6
8) DK/No opinion406.1
Missing689 
TOTAL661100.0
47) Please tell me whether the following statement applies to Bush or not: He is a strong leader. [QUESTIONS BSHHONST, BSHLEADR, BSHVSION ASKED OF HALF THE SAMPLE] (BSHLEADR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes34952.8
2) No27942.2
8) DK/No opinion335
Missing688 
TOTAL661100.0
48) Please tell me whether the following statement applies to Bush or not: He's got a vision for the future. [QUESTIONS BSHHONST, BSHLEADR, BSHVSION ASKED OF HALF THE SAMPLE] (BSHVSION)
TOTAL%
1) Yes44967.9
2) No19629.7
8) DK/No opinion162.4
Missing688 
TOTAL661100.0
49) Which of these is more important to you: (holding down the size of government) or (providing needed services) (ITEMS IN PARANTHESIS WERE ROTATED)? (IMPRTYOU)
TOTAL%
1) Holding down size of government42331.3
2) Providing needed services83461.8
3) (VOL) Both equally725.3
8) DK/No opinion211.6
TOTAL1350100.0
50) Which do you think is more important to Bush: (holding down the size of government) or (providing needed services) (ITEMS IN PARANTHESIS WERE ROTATED)? (IMPRTBSH)
TOTAL%
1) Holding down size of government82861.5
2) Providing needed services37127.6
3) (VOL) Both equally644.8
8) DK/No opinion836.2
Missing4 
TOTAL1346100.0
51) > Do you think Bush cares more about protecting the > interests of (ordinary working people) or cares more about protecting the interests of (large business corporations) (ITEMS IN PARANTHESIS WERE ROTATED)? (BSHPRTCT)
TOTAL%
1) Ordinary working people38128.3
2) Large business corporations81260.4
3) (VOL) Neither151.1
4) (VOL) Both685.1
8) DK/No opinion695.1
Missing4 
TOTAL1345100.0
52) Which of these do you think should be the top priority for any surplus money in the federal budget - cut federal income taxes, put it toward reducing the national debt, strengthen the Social Security system, or increase spending on other domestic programs such as education or health care? (TPRIORTY)
TOTAL%
1) Cut federal income taxes27120.1
2) Reduce national debt24718.3
3) Strengthen Social Security32824.3
4) Increase spending on domestic programs (education/healthcare)49036.4
8) DK/No opinion12.9
Missing3 
TOTAL1348100.0
53) Do you think the tax cut Bush has proposed would mainly benefit lower income people, middle income people, upper income people, or all people about equally? (TXCTBNFT)
TOTAL%
1) Lower income people282.1
2) Middle income people17412.9
3) Upper income people71753.2
4) All people about equally37627.9
8) DK/No opinion544
Missing2 
TOTAL1349100.0
54) Overall, do you think Bush's budget plan calls for too much federal spending, too little or about the right amount? (BUSHBUDG)
TOTAL%
1) Too much37427.8
2) Too little17012.6
3) About the right amount66649.5
8) DK/No opinion13610.1
Missing4 
TOTAL1346100.0
55) [ASK IF BUSHBUDG IS "TOO MUCH"] What is the ONE MOST IMPORTANT AREA where you think federal spending should be cut? (SPENDCUT)
TOTAL%
1) Arts research71.9
2) Defense/Military7921.1
3) Education82.1
4) Environment51.3
5) Foreign aid205.3
6) Government Waste/Fraud/Abuse318.3
7) Health care51.3
8) Medicare/Medicaid1.3
9) Sciences/Scientific3.8
10) Social Security41.1
11) Transportation2.5
12) War on drugs1.3
13) Welfare92.4
15) Government salaries/Number of employees359.4
16) Social programs/entitlements3.8
17) Taxes102.7
39) Other (SPECIFY)5715.2
98) Don't Know9124.3
99) Refused3.8
Missing976 
TOTAL374100.0
56) Would you support or oppose a plan in which people who chose to could invest some of their Social Security contributions in the stock market? (SSSTMRKT)
TOTAL%
1) Support70952.5
2) Oppose61845.8
8) DK/No opinion231.7
TOTAL1350100.0
57) On another subject, which is more important to you personally - (protecting the environment) or (encouraging economic growth)? [QUESTIONS ENECIMP AND BUSHENEC ASKED OF HALF THE SAMPLE---QUESTIONS ENVRESRC AND BSHENRSC ASKED OF OTHER HALF] (ENECIMP)
TOTAL%
1) Protecting the environment34452.5
2) Encouraging economic growth28944.1
8) DK/No opinion223.4
Missing695 
TOTAL655100.0
58) Which do you think is more important to Bush - (protecting the environment) or (encouraging economic growth)? [QUESTIONS ENECIMP AND BUSHENEC ASKED OF HALF THE SAMPLE---QUESTIONS ENVRESRC AND BSHENRSC ASKED OF OTHER HALF] (BUSHENEC)
TOTAL%
1) Protecting the environment8613.2
2) Encouraging economic growth50977.9
8) DK/No opinion588.9
Missing696 
TOTAL653100.0
59) On another subject, which of these is more important to you personally - (protecting the environment) or (finding new sources of oil and natural gas)? [QUESTIONS ENECIMP AND BUSHENEC ASKED OF HALF THE SAMPLE---QUESTIONS ENVRESRC AND BSHENRSC ASKED OF OTHER HALF] (ENVRESRC)
TOTAL%
1) Protecting the environment37053.8
2) Finding new sources of oil and natural gas29542.9
8) DK/No opinion233.3
Missing662 
TOTAL688100.0
60) Which do you think is more important to Bush - (protecting the environment) or (finding new sources of oil and natural gas)? [QUESTIONS ENECIMP AND BUSHENEC ASKED OF HALF THE SAMPLE---QUESTIONS ENVRESRC AND BSHENRSC ASKED OF OTHER HALF] (BSHENRSC)
TOTAL%
1) Protecting the environment10715.5
2) Finding new sources of oil and natural gas52776.3
8) DK/No opinion578.2
Missing659 
TOTAL691100.0
61) In general, would you favor or oppose building more nuclear power plants at this time? [INTERVIEWER NOTE: Get answer and then ask:] Do you favor/oppose this STRONGLY or SOMEWHAT? (NUCPOWER)
TOTAL%
1) Favor STRONGLY22416.6
2) Favor SOMEWHAT26919.9
3) Oppose STRONGLY44032.6
4) Oppose SOMEWHAT36126.8
8) DK/No opinion554.1
Missing1 
TOTAL1349100.0
62) Do you think the federal government should or should not allow oil drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska? (ALASKOIL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, should allow55441
2) No, should NOT allow74555.2
8) DK/No opinion513.8
TOTAL1350100.0
63) The federal government currently gives money to non-religious community groups that run social programs such as food kitchens and counseling centers. Do you think this federal funding should also be given to religious groups, or to non-religious groups only? (RELFUND1)
TOTAL%
1) Should also be given to religious groups76657
2) Should be given to NON-religious groups only44633.2
3) (VOL) Neither634.7
4) (VOL) Religious only171.3
8) DK/No opinion523.9
Missing6 
TOTAL1344100.0
64) [ASK IF RELFUND1 IS "SHOULD ALSO BE GIVEN TO RELIGIOUS GROUPS"] What if this made federal funding available for social programs run by religious groups such as the Hare Krishnas, the Nation of Islam and the Scientologists. In that case, would you support or oppose federal funding for religious groups to run social programs? (RELFUND2)
TOTAL%
1) Support36147.2
2) Oppose36347.5
8) DK/No opinion415.4
Missing585 
TOTAL765100.0
65) On another subject, overall, which party, the (Democrats) or the (Republicans), do you trust to do a better job in coping with the main problems the nation faces over the next few years? (ITEMS IN PARENTHESES WERE ROTATED) (PRTYTRST)
TOTAL%
1) Democrats62846.6
2) Republicans54340.3
3) (VOL) Both equally493.6
4) (VOL) Neither936.9
8) DK/No opinion362.7
TOTAL1349100.0
66) Which political party, the (Democrats) or the (Republicans), do you trust to do a better job handling the nation's economy? (ITEMS IN PARENTHESES WERE ROTATED) (PRTYECON)
TOTAL%
1) Democrats62746.5
2) Republicans57542.7
3) (VOL) Both equally533.9
4) (VOL) Neither483.6
8) DK/No opinion453.3
Missing1 
TOTAL1348100.0
67) Which political party, the (Democrats) or the (Republicans), do you trust to do a better job improving education and the schools? (ITEMS IN PARENTHESES WERE ROTATED) (PRTYEDUC)
TOTAL%
1) Democrats64047.5
2) Republicans53739.9
3) (VOL) Both equally675
4) (VOL) Neither664.9
8) DK/No opinion372.7
Missing2 
TOTAL1347100.0
68) Which political party, the (Democrats) or the (Republicans), do you trust to do a better job cutting taxes? (ITEMS IN PARENTHESES WERE ROTATED) (PRTYTXCT)
TOTAL%
1) Democrats50737.6
2) Republicans69551.5
3) (VOL) Both equally312.3
4) (VOL) Neither755.6
8) DK/No opinion413
TOTAL1349100.0
69) Which political party, the (Democrats) or the (Republicans), do you trust to do a better job protecting the Social Security system? (ITEMS IN PARENTHESES WERE ROTATED) (PRTYSSEC)
TOTAL%
1) Democrats69951.9
2) Republicans47135
3) (VOL) Both equally624.6
4) (VOL) Neither695.1
8) DK/No opinion463.4
Missing2 
TOTAL1347100.0
70) Do you approve or disapprove of the way Bush is handling U.S. relations with China? (BUSHCHIN)
TOTAL%
1) Approve90867.5
2) Disapprove36527.1
8) DK/No opinion735.4
Missing4 
TOTAL1346100.0
71) Do you think the United States should have free trade with China on the same terms the U.S. gives its main trading partners or not? (TRDCHINA)
TOTAL%
1) Should have free trade64848.2
2) Should NOT have free trade60344.9
8) DK/No opinion936.9
Missing6 
TOTAL1344100.0
72) Do you think the United States should or should not sell advanced weapons to Taiwan, the island province that broke away from China 50 years ago? (WEAPTAI1)
TOTAL%
1) Should sell advanced weapons to Taiwan37628
2) Should NOT sell advanced weapons to Taiwan89566.6
8) DK/No opinion735.4
Missing6 
TOTAL1344100.0
73) [ASK IF WEAPTAI1 IS "SHOULD SELL ADVANCED WEAPONS TO TAIWAN"] What if selling advanced weapons to Taiwan would seriously damage U.S. relations with China - in that case would you support or oppose the U.S, selling advanced weapons to Taiwan? (WEAPTAI2)
TOTAL%
1) Support selling advanced weapons to Taiwan25166.8
2) Oppose selling advanced weapons to Taiwan11330.1
8) DK/No opinion123.2
Missing974 
TOTAL376100.0
74) China wants to host the Olympic Games in 2008. Do you think the United States should support China's bid to host the Olympic Games, oppose it, or remain neutral? (CHNOLYMP)
TOTAL%
1) U.S. should support28721.3
2) U.S. should oppose30522.6
3) U.S. should remain neutral72854
8) DK/No opinion282.1
Missing3 
TOTAL1348100.0
75) Generally speaking, do you usually think of yourself as: (POLPARTY)
TOTAL%
1) A Democrat45433.8
2) A Republican34425.6
3) An Independent48235.9
4) Or what?574.2
8) DK/No opinion7.5
Missing6 
TOTAL1344100.0
76) [ASK ONLY IF POLPARTY IS "AN INDEPENDENT," "OR WHAT?," "NO OPINION," OR "REFUSED"] Do you lean more towards the: (PRTYLEAN)
TOTAL%
1) Democratic Party21940.3
2) Or, Republican Party22441.2
3) (VOL) Neither9317.1
8) DK/No opinion81.5
Missing806 
TOTAL544100.0
77) Are you registered to vote at your present address, or not? (REGDVOTE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes107179.5
2) No27620.5
Missing3 
TOTAL1347100.0
78) As you may know, around half the public does not vote in presidential elections. How about you - did you vote in the presidential election last November, when (George W. Bush) ran against (Al Gore), or did you skip that one? (ITEMS IN PARANTHESES WERE ROTATED) (VOTE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes97672.5
2) No37027.5
Missing4 
TOTAL1346100.0
79) [ASKED ONLY IF VOTE IS "YES"] Which candidate did you vote for? (CANDVOTE)
TOTAL%
1) Bush45149.2
2) Gore42146
3) Nader171.9
4) Buchanan2.2
5) Other182
8) DK/No opinion7.8
Missing435 
TOTAL916100.0
80) What was the last grade of school you completed? (SCHCOMP1)
TOTAL%
1) 8th grade or less362.7
2) Some high school18513.8
3) Graduated high school/Technical school44132.9
4) Some college31923.8
5) Graduated College24017.9
6) Post-graduate1208.9
8) DK/No opinion1.1
Missing7 
TOTAL1342100.0
81) What is your age? (AGE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL135044.7517.11
82) In what religion were you brought up? (RELIGION)
TOTAL%
1) Protestant36127.1
2) Catholic37428.1
3) Another Christian religion37728.3
4) Jewish322.4
5) Or, another non-Christian religion987.4
6) None896.7
Missing19 
TOTAL1331100.0
83) Would you describe the area in which you live as a: (AREA)
TOTAL%
1) Large city29922.2
2) Suburb of a large city36827.4
3) Small town41030.5
4) Or rural area26019.3
8) DK/No opinion7.5
Missing6 
TOTAL1344100.0
84) Do you or does anyone in your household belong to a labor union, or not? (LBRUNION)
TOTAL%
1) Only respondent belongs1178.7
2) Only other household member belongs836.2
3) Both respondent and other household member belong221.6
4) No union members111482.9
8) DK/No opinion8.6
Missing6 
TOTAL1344100.0
85) Are you of Hispanic origin or background? [IF "YES," ASK:] Are you White Hispanic or Black Hispanic? [IF "NO," ASK:] Are you white, black, or some other race? (HSPBCKGD)
TOTAL%
1) White102477
2) Black14010.5
3) White Hispanic403
4) Black Hispanic10.8
5) Hispanic (no race given)272
6) Other race896.7
Missing20 
TOTAL1330100.0
86) If you added together the yearly incomes, before taxes, of all the members of your household for last year, 2000, would the total be: (INCOME1)
TOTAL%
1) Less than $30,00039330.8
2) $30,000 or more88269.2
Missing76 
TOTAL1275100.0
87) [ASKED ONLY IF INCOME1 IS "LESS THAN $30,000, OR"] Would that be: [READ LIST] (INCOME2)
TOTAL%
1) Under $8,0004411.8
2) $8,000 but less than $12,0005013.4
3) $12,000 but less than $20,00012132.4
4) $20,000 but less than $30,00015942.5
Missing976 
TOTAL374100.0
88) [ASKED ONLY IF INCOME1 IS "$30,000 OR MORE"] Would that be: (INCOME3)
TOTAL%
1) $30,000 but less than $50,00030235.7
2) $50,000 but less than $75,00026831.7
3) More than $75,00027632.6
Missing505 
TOTAL846100.0
89) May a reporter call you to talk about some of the things we've been discussing? [QUESTION ASKED OF ONE OUT OF EVERY FIVE RESPONDENTS] (CALL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes16861.1
2) No10638.5
8) DK/No opinion1.4
Missing1076 
TOTAL275100.0
90) Record gender (GENDER)
TOTAL%
1) Male64747.9
2) Female70352.1
TOTAL1350100.0
91) Would you say your views on most political matters are liberal, moderate, or conservative? (OTEVIEW)
TOTAL%
1) Liberal28321.1
2) Moderate62346.4
3) Conservative40530.2
4) (VOL) Don't think in those terms191.4
8) DK/No opinion12.9
Missing8 
TOTAL1342100.0
92) [ASKED ONLY IF SCHCOMP1 IS "GRADUATE COLLEGE"] Was that an associate's degree, a bachelor's degree, or what? (SCHCOMP2)
TOTAL%
1) Associates degree6220.5
2) Bachelors degree20668
3) Other3411.2
8) DK/No opinion1.3
Missing1048 
TOTAL303100.0
93) [IF RELIGION IS "PROTESTANT" OR "ANOTHER CHRISTIAN RELIGION"] Would you consider yourself a born-again or evangelical Christian, or not? (PROTESTN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes37551.2
2) No34547.1
8) DK/No opinion131.8
Missing617 
TOTAL733100.0
94) Weight variable (WEIGHT)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL10.481
95) Leaned Party (PARTLEAN)
TOTAL%
1) Leaned Democrat67350
2) Leaned Republican56842.2
3) Independent856.3
4) Other131
8) DK/No opinion6.4
Missing5 
TOTAL1345100.0
96) Age breaks (AGEBREAK)
TOTAL%
1) 18-3032324.3
2) 31-4439729.9
3) 45-6034125.7
4) 61+26820.2
Missing21 
TOTAL1329100.0
97) Education breaks (EDUBREAK)
TOTAL%
1) Less than high school22116.5
2) Graduated high school44132.9
3) Some college+68050.7
Missing8 
TOTAL1342100.0
98) Income breaks (INCMEBRK)
TOTAL%
1) Under $8,000443.6
2) $8,000 but less than $12,000504.1
3) $12,000 but less than $20,0001219.9
4) $20,000 but less than $30,00015913
6) $30,000 but less than $50,00030224.8
7) $50,000 but less than $75,00026822
8) $75,000 or more27622.6
Missing131 
TOTAL1220100.0
99) Record gender (For use with online analysis) (I-GENDER)
TOTAL%
1) Male64747.9
2) Female70352.1
TOTAL1350100.0
100) Education breaks (For use with online analysis) (I-EDUC)
TOTAL%
1) Less than high school22116.5
2) Graduated high school44132.9
3) Some college+68050.7
Missing8 
TOTAL1342100.0
101) Age breaks (For use with online analysis) (I-AGE)
TOTAL%
1) 18-3032324.3
2) 31-4439729.9
3) 45-6034125.7
4) 61+26820.2
Missing21 
TOTAL1329100.0
102) Leaned Party (For use with online analysis) (I-PARTY)
TOTAL%
1) Leaned Democrat67350
2) Leaned Republican56842.2
3) Independent856.3
4) Other131
8) DK/No opinion6.4
Missing5 
TOTAL1345100.0
103) Income breaks (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-INCMEBRK)
TOTAL%
0) Under 12K947.7
1) 12K to 30K28023
2) 30K to 50K30224.8
3) 50K to 75K26822
4) 75K More27622.6
Missing131 
TOTAL1220100.0
104) In what religion were you brought up? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-RELIGION)
TOTAL%
0) Protestant36127.1
1) Catholic37428.1
2) Othr Chrst37728.3
3) Other Rel1309.8
4) None896.7
Missing19 
TOTAL1331100.0
105) Are you of Hispanic origin or background? [IF "YES," ASK:] Are you White Hispanic or Black Hispanic? [IF "NO," ASK:] Are you white, black, or some other race? (For use with online analysis) (I-HSPBCKGD)
TOTAL%
0) White102477
1) Black14010.5
2) Hispanic775.8
3) Other896.7
Missing20 
TOTAL1330100.0
106) Would you describe the area in which you live as a: (For use with online analysis) (I-AREA)
TOTAL%
1) Large city29922.2
2) Suburb of a large city36827.4
3) Small town41030.5
4) Or rural area26019.3
8) DK/No opinion7.5
Missing6 
TOTAL1344100.0