American Jewish Committee Religious Right Survey, 1996

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All frequencies weighted by 129) WEIGHT2
1) Do you think relations between the different racial and ethnic groups in United States today are...? (ETHREL)
TOTAL%
1) Excellent71.1
2) Good13620.9
3) Only fair34853.5
4) Poor14722.6
5) Don't know/No answer132
TOTAL651100.0
2) Do you think relations between the different religious groups in the United States are...? (RELREL)
TOTAL%
1) Excellent314.8
2) Good28844.2
3) Only fair25038.3
4) Poor6810.4
5) Don't know/No answer152.3
TOTAL652100.0
3) We hear a lot of talk these days about liberals and conservatives. I'm going to read you a list of political views that people might hold. They are arranged from extremely liberal to extremely conservative. Where would you place yourself on this scale? (POLVIEWS)
TOTAL%
1) Extremely liberal172.6
2) Liberal8913.7
3) Slightly liberal588.9
4) Moderate19529.9
5) Slightly conservative8813.5
6) Conservative14321.9
7) Extremely conservative396
8) Don't know/No answer233.5
TOTAL652100.0
4) When it comes to issues such as abortion, pornography, homosexuality and so forth, where would you place yourself? (SOCVIEWS)
TOTAL%
1) Extremely liberal365.5
2) Liberal10816.6
3) Slightly liberal517.8
4) Moderate10916.7
5) Slightly conservative6510
6) Conservative12719.5
7) Extremely conservative12018.4
8) Don't know/No answer355.4
TOTAL651100.0
5) Now we have some questions about religious beliefs some people may hold. 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 word25439
2) The Bible is the inspired word of God, but not everything in it should be taken literally, word for word28043
3) The Bible is an ancient book of fables, legends, history, and moral precepts recorded by men9714.9
4) Don't know/No answer203.1
TOTAL651100.0
6) Would you say that you have been born again or have had a born-again experience -- that is, a turning point in your life when you committed yourself to Jesus Christ? (REBORN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes33150.8
2) No30647
3) Don't know/No answer142.2
TOTAL651100.0
7) Have you ever tried to encourage someone to believe in Jesus Christ or to accept him as his or her savior? (SAVIOR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes38358.8
2) No26440.6
3) Don't know/No answer4.6
TOTAL651100.0
8) "Religious Right" equals any conservative on POLVIEWS (Var 3) and/or SOCVIEWS (Var 4) AND Response "1" on BIBLE (Var 5), REBORN (Var 6), and SAVIOR (Var7). (SAMTYPE)
TOTAL%
1) Religious right10517.3
2) Non-Religious right50382.7
Missing43 
TOTAL608100.0
9) How important do you think it is to promote racial, religious, and ethnic understanding and tolerance in the United States? Is it... (IMPTOL)
TOTAL%
1) Essential27341.9
2) Very important27241.7
3) Somewhat important8412.9
4) Not important142.1
5) Don't know/No answer91.4
TOTAL652100.0
10) An amendment to the United States Constitution has been proposed that would permit prayers to be spoken in the public schools. Do you favor or oppose this amendment? (PRAYSCH)
TOTAL%
1) Favor45570
2) Oppose14522.3
3) Don't know/No answer507.7
TOTAL650100.0
11) Do you think the number of immigrants from foreign countries who are permitted to come to the United States to live should be...? (LETIN)
TOTAL%
1) Increased a lot152.3
2) Increased a little467.1
3) Left the same as it is now22935.2
4) Decreased a little16525.3
5) Decreased a lot15523.8
6) Don't know/No answer416.3
TOTAL651100.0
12) Do you think abortions should be...? (ABLEGAL)
TOTAL%
1) Legal under any circumstances17927.5
2) Legal only under certain circumstances33351.2
3) Illegal in all circumstances11718
4) Don't know/No answer213.2
TOTAL650100.0
13) How much have you heard or read about conservative Christian groups that are active in politics, sometimes called the Religious Right or the Christian Right? (HEARDRR)
TOTAL%
1) A great deal10916.8
2) A moderate amount17526.9
3) A little20231.1
4) Nothing15223.4
5) Don't know/No answer121.8
TOTAL650100.0
14) Do you consider yourself a supporter of the Religious Right political movement? (SUPRR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes14021.5
2) No42064.6
3) Don't know/No answer9013.8
TOTAL650100.0
15) Which of these two statements comes closer to your own views: (1)When people criticize the Religious Right for its political activities, they are raising legitimate concerns about this movement OR (2) When people criticize the Religious Right for its political activities, they are raising exaggerated fears about this movement? (CRITRR)
TOTAL%
1) First statement--When people criticize the Religious Right for its political activities, they are raising legitimate concerns about this movement23736.5
2) Second statement--When people criticize the Religious Right for its political activities, they are raising exaggerated fears about this movement22134
3) (Volunteered) Some of both284.3
4) (Volunteered) Haven't heard any criticisms223.4
5) (Volunteered) Don't know enough about the group to say10315.8
6) (Volunteered) Don't know enough about the group to say396
TOTAL650100.0
16) How much do you agree or disagree with the following statement: do you strongly agree, agree, neither agree or disagree, disagree, or strongly disagree? -- The main cause of America's problems is moral decay. (DECAY)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree22734.9
2) Agree27942.9
3) Neither324.9
4) Disagree7912.1
5) Strongly disagree192.9
6) Don't know/No answer152.3
TOTAL651100.0
17) How much do you agree or disagree with the following statement: do you strongly agree, agree, neither agree or disagree, disagree, or strongly disagree? -- The religious views of a politician are not relevant in determining his or her fitness for public office. (RELPOL)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree7110.9
2) Agree26941.3
3) Neither507.7
4) Disagree19229.5
5) Strongly disagree548.3
6) Don't know/No answer152.3
TOTAL651100.0
18) How much do you agree or disagree with the following statement: do you strongly agree, agree, neither agree or disagree, disagree, or strongly disagree? -- Religious leaders should not try to influence how people vote in elections. (RELELEC)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree11016.9
2) Agree28343.5
3) Neither456.9
4) Disagree17526.9
5) Strongly disagree274.2
6) Don't know/No answer101.5
TOTAL650100.0
19) How much do you agree or disagree with the following statement: do you strongly agree, agree, neither agree or disagree, disagree, or strongly disagree? -- A person can be both a political liberal and a good Christian. (LIBCHRIS)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree9314.3
2) Agree37357.4
3) Neither548.3
4) Disagree7211.1
5) Strongly disagree253.8
6) Don't know/No answer335.1
TOTAL650100.0
20) How much do you agree or disagree with the following statement: do you strongly agree, agree, neither agree or disagree, disagree, or strongly disagree? -- Christians should get involved in politics to protect their values. (CHRISPOL)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree9614.7
2) Agree31548.4
3) Neither7110.9
4) Disagree13120.1
5) Strongly disagree264
6) Don't know/No answer121.8
TOTAL651100.0
21) How much do you agree or disagree with the following statement: do you strongly agree, agree, neither agree or disagree, disagree, or strongly disagree? -- On most political issues, there is one correct Christian point of view. (ONECHRIS)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree233.5
2) Agree12619.4
3) Neither8312.7
4) Disagree30346.5
5) Strongly disagree7912.1
6) Don't know/No answer375.7
TOTAL651100.0
22) How much do you agree or disagree with the following statement: do you strongly agree, agree, neither agree or disagree, disagree, or strongly disagree? -- We should pass a constitutional amendment declaring the United States is a Christian nation. (USCHRIS)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree436.6
2) Agree12519.2
3) Neither6810.4
4) Disagree27141.6
5) Strongly disagree12318.9
6) Don't know/No answer213.2
TOTAL651100.0
23) If your party nominated a generally well-qualified person for President would you vote for the following if that person happened to be the following -- Catholic. (PRESCATH)
TOTAL%
1) Yes58389.6
2) No355.4
3) Don't know/No answer335.1
TOTAL651100.0
24) If your party nominated a generally well-qualified person for President would you vote for the following if that person happened to be the following -- Jewish. (PRESJEW)
TOTAL%
1) Yes57187.7
2) No416.3
3) Don't know/No answer396
TOTAL651100.0
25) If your party nominated a generally well-qualified person for President would you vote for the following if that person happened to be the following -- Atheist. (PRESATH)
TOTAL%
1) Yes32049.1
2) No29244.8
3) Don't know/No answer406.1
TOTAL652100.0
26) If your party nominated a generally well-qualified person for President would you vote for the following if that person happened to be the following -- Black. (PRESBLK)
TOTAL%
1) Yes58589.9
2) No406.1
3) Don't know/No answer264
TOTAL651100.0
27) If your party nominated a generally well-qualified person for President would you vote for the following if that person happened to be the following -- Asian. (PRESASN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes54283.4
2) No7110.9
3) Don't know/No answer375.7
TOTAL650100.0
28) If your party nominated a generally well-qualified person for President would you vote for the following if that person happened to be the following -- Hispanic. (PRESHISP)
TOTAL%
1) Yes55785.6
2) No578.8
3) Don't know/No answer375.7
TOTAL651100.0
29) If your party nominated a generally well-qualified person for President would you vote for the following if that person happened to be the following -- Homosexual. (PRESHOMO)
TOTAL%
1) Yes32850.4
2) No27742.5
3) Don't know/No answer467.1
TOTAL651100.0
30) If your party nominated a generally well-qualified person for President would you vote for the following if that person happened to be the following -- Fundamentalist Christian. (PRESFUND)
TOTAL%
1) Yes45169.2
2) No11217.2
3) Don't know/No answer8913.7
TOTAL652100.0
31) If your party nominated a generally well-qualified person for President would you vote for the following if that person happened to be the following -- A woman. (PRESWOM)
TOTAL%
1) Yes58690
2) No426.5
3) Don't know/No answer233.5
TOTAL651100.0
32) If your party nominated a generally well-qualified person for President would you vote for the following if that person happened to be the following -- Moslem. (PRESMOS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes37457.5
2) No19530
3) Don't know/No answer8112.5
TOTAL650100.0
33) If your party nominated a generally well-qualified person for President would you vote for the following if that person happened to be the following -- A supporter of the Religious Right. (PRESRR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes41363.4
2) No13821.2
3) Don't know/No answer10015.4
TOTAL651100.0
34) Here are some groups and organizations that have been in the news. Please tell me how close you feel to each of them: very close, close, neutral, far, very far, or don't know enough about the group or organization to say. -- Atheists. (CLATH)
TOTAL%
1) Very close111.7
2) Close487.4
3) Neutral15023
4) Far11417.5
5) Very far22334.3
6) Don't know10315.8
7) Refused2.3
TOTAL651100.0
35) Here are some groups and organizations that have been in the news. Please tell me how close you feel to each of them: very close, close, neutral, far, very far, or don't know enough about the group or organization to say. -- Feminist groups. (CLFEM)
TOTAL%
1) Very close324.9
2) Close13220.3
3) Neutral20030.8
4) Far11517.7
5) Very far7711.8
6) Don't know9214.2
7) Refused2.3
TOTAL650100.0
36) Here are some groups and organizations that have been in the news. Please tell me how close you feel to each of them: very close, close, neutral, far, very far, or don't know enough about the group or organization to say. -- Fundamentalist Christians. (CLFUND)
TOTAL%
1) Very close264
2) Close12218.7
3) Neutral18328.1
4) Far9314.3
5) Very far7812
6) Don't know14722.6
7) Refused2.3
TOTAL651100.0
37) Here are some groups and organizations that have been in the news. Please tell me how close you feel to each of them: very close, close, neutral, far, very far, or don't know enough about the group or organization to say. -- Blacks. (CLBLK)
TOTAL%
1) Very close6610.1
2) Close21032.3
3) Neutral25238.7
4) Far477.2
5) Very far233.5
6) Don't know517.8
7) Refused2.3
TOTAL651100.0
38) Here are some groups and organizations that have been in the news. Please tell me how close you feel to each of them: very close, close, neutral, far, very far, or don't know enough about the group or organization to say. -- Jews. (CLJEW)
TOTAL%
1) Very close446.8
2) Close17627.1
3) Neutral27642.5
4) Far517.8
5) Very far192.9
6) Don't know8112.5
7) Refused3.5
TOTAL650100.0
39) Here are some groups and organizations that have been in the news. Please tell me how close you feel to each of them: very close, close, neutral, far, very far, or don't know enough about the group or organization to say. -- The Religious Right. (CLRR)
TOTAL%
1) Very close304.6
2) Close10716.4
3) Neutral18328.1
4) Far8913.7
5) Very far7110.9
6) Don't know17026.1
7) Refused2.3
TOTAL652100.0
40) Here are some groups and organizations that have been in the news. Please tell me how close you feel to each of them: very close, close, neutral, far, very far, or don't know enough about the group or organization to say. -- Gay-rights groups. (CLGAY)
TOTAL%
1) Very close223.4
2) Close619.4
3) Neutral15624
4) Far12519.2
5) Very far19830.4
6) Don't know8513.1
7) Refused4.6
TOTAL651100.0
41) Here are some groups and organizations that have been in the news. Please tell me how close you feel to each of them: very close, close, neutral, far, very far, or don't know enough about the group or organization to say. -- Catholics. (CLCATH)
TOTAL%
1) Very close8312.7
2) Close21633.2
3) Neutral24938.2
4) Far426.5
5) Very far121.8
6) Don't know477.2
7) Refused2.3
TOTAL651100.0
42) Here are some groups and organizations that have been in the news. Please tell me how close you feel to each of them: very close, close, neutral, far, very far, or don't know enough about the group or organization to say. -- Moslems. (CLMOS)
TOTAL%
1) Very close121.8
2) Close517.8
3) Neutral20531.5
4) Far12419.1
5) Very far10115.5
6) Don't know15423.7
7) Refused3.5
TOTAL650100.0
43) Here are some groups and organizations that have been in the news. Please tell me how close you feel to each of them: very close, close, neutral, far, very far, or don't know enough about the group or organization to say. -- Asians. (CLASN)
TOTAL%
1) Very close172.6
2) Close9614.8
3) Neutral27442.2
4) Far9013.8
5) Very far375.7
6) Don't know13320.5
7) Refused3.5
TOTAL650100.0
44) Here are some groups and organizations that have been in the news. Please tell me how close you feel to each of them: very close, close, neutral, far, very far, or don't know enough about the group or organization to say. -- Hispanics. (CLHISP)
TOTAL%
1) Very close497.5
2) Close15824.3
3) Neutral26640.9
4) Far6510
5) Very far243.7
6) Don't know8713.4
7) Refused2.3
TOTAL651100.0
45) Here are some groups and organizations that have been in the news. Please tell me how close you feel to each of them: very close, close, neutral, far, very far, or don't know enough about the group or organization to say. -- Christian Coalition. (CLCC)
TOTAL%
1) Very close355.4
2) Close12719.5
3) Neutral17827.3
4) Far7812
5) Very far599.1
6) Don't know17226.4
7) Refused2.3
TOTAL651100.0
46) Here are some people that have been in the news. Please tell me how much you admire each of them: greatly admire, somewhat admire, do not admire, or don't you know enough about the person to say -- Bob Dole. (ADDOLE)
TOTAL%
1) Greatly admire7912.1
2) Somewhat admire28844.2
3) Don't admire16926
4) Don't know enough11117.1
5) Refused4.6
TOTAL651100.0
47) Here are some people that have been in the news. Please tell me how much you admire each of them: greatly admire, somewhat admire, do not admire, or don't you know enough about the person to say -- Ted Kennedy. (ADKEN)
TOTAL%
1) Greatly admire7411.4
2) Somewhat admire22033.8
3) Don't admire27241.8
4) Don't know enough8312.8
5) Refused1.2
TOTAL650100.0
48) Here are some people that have been in the news. Please tell me how much you admire each of them: greatly admire, somewhat admire, do not admire, or don't you know enough about the person to say -- Louis Farrakhan. (ADFAR)
TOTAL%
1) Greatly admire172.6
2) Somewhat admire7211.1
3) Don't admire31848.8
4) Don't know enough23836.6
5) Refused6.9
TOTAL651100.0
49) Here are some people that have been in the news. Please tell me how much you admire each of them: greatly admire, somewhat admire, do not admire, or don't you know enough about the person to say -- Billy Graham. (ADGRAHAM)
TOTAL%
1) Greatly admire26440.6
2) Somewhat admire20130.9
3) Don't admire9414.4
4) Don't know enough9114
5) Refused1.2
TOTAL651100.0
50) Here are some people that have been in the news. Please tell me how much you admire each of them: greatly admire, somewhat admire, do not admire, or don't you know enough about the person to say -- Pat Robertson. (ADROB)
TOTAL%
1) Greatly admire619.4
2) Somewhat admire18328.2
3) Don't admire18728.8
4) Don't know enough21733.4
5) Refused2.3
TOTAL650100.0
51) Here are some people that have been in the news. Please tell me how much you admire each of them: greatly admire, somewhat admire, do not admire, or don't you know enough about the person to say -- Jerry Falwell. (ADFALWL)
TOTAL%
1) Greatly admire243.7
2) Somewhat admire13020
3) Don't admire23636.3
4) Don't know enough25939.8
5) Refused2.3
TOTAL651100.0
52) Here are some people that have been in the news. Please tell me how much you admire each of them: greatly admire, somewhat admire, do not admire, or don't you know enough about the person to say -- David Duke. (ADDUKE)
TOTAL%
1) Greatly admire3.5
2) Somewhat admire264
3) Don't admire33150.8
4) Don't know enough29044.5
5) Refused1.2
TOTAL651100.0
53) Here are some people that have been in the news. Please tell me how much you admire each of them: greatly admire, somewhat admire, do not admire, or don't you know enough about the person to say -- Ralph Reed. (ADREED)
TOTAL%
1) Greatly admire111.7
2) Somewhat admire375.7
3) Don't admire588.9
4) Don't know enough54383.4
5) Refused2.3
TOTAL651100.0
54) Here are some people that have been in the news. Please tell me how much you admire each of them: greatly admire, somewhat admire, do not admire, or don't you know enough about the person to say -- Pat Buchanan. (ADBUCH)
TOTAL%
1) Greatly admire396
2) Somewhat admire22534.6
3) Don't admire23536.2
4) Don't know enough14722.6
5) Refused4.6
TOTAL650100.0
55) Here are some people that have been in the news. Please tell me how much you admire each of them: greatly admire, somewhat admire, do not admire, or don't you know enough about the person to say -- Bill Clinton. (ADBCLIN)
TOTAL%
1) Greatly admire13821.2
2) Somewhat admire29345
3) Don't admire19329.6
4) Don't know enough243.7
5) Refused3.5
TOTAL651100.0
56) Here are some people that have been in the news. Please tell me how much you admire each of them: greatly admire, somewhat admire, do not admire, or don't you know enough about the person to say -- Jesse Jackson. (ADJACKSN)
TOTAL%
1) Greatly admire10716.4
2) Somewhat admire28543.8
3) Don't admire19129.3
4) Don't know enough649.8
5) Refused4.6
TOTAL651100.0
57) Here are some people that have been in the news. Please tell me how much you admire each of them: greatly admire, somewhat admire, do not admire, or don't you know enough about the person to say -- Pope John Paul II. (ADPOPE)
TOTAL%
1) Greatly admire23335.7
2) Somewhat admire26841.1
3) Don't admire6610.1
4) Don't know enough8412.9
5) Refused1.2
TOTAL652100.0
58) Here are some people that have been in the news. Please tell me how much you admire each of them: greatly admire, somewhat admire, do not admire, or don't you know enough about the person to say -- Hillary Clinton. (ADHCLIN)
TOTAL%
1) Greatly admire11617.8
2) Somewhat admire26340.3
3) Don't admire21633.1
4) Don't know enough558.4
5) Refused2.3
TOTAL652100.0
59) Do you feel that the following groups have too much influence, too little influence, or the right amount of influence in our society? -- Whites. (INFWHT)
TOTAL%
1) Too much influence17827.4
2) Too little influence34452.9
3) Right amount of influence8713.4
4) Don't know/No answer416.3
TOTAL650100.0
60) Do you feel that the following groups have too much influence, too little influence, or the right amount of influence in our society? -- Jews. (INFJEW)
TOTAL%
1) Too much influence7411.4
2) Too little influence35855
3) Right amount of influence13821.2
4) Don't know/No answer8112.4
TOTAL651100.0
61) Do you feel that the following groups have too much influence, too little influence, or the right amount of influence in our society? -- Asians. (INFASN)
TOTAL%
1) Too much influence558.5
2) Too little influence27942.9
3) Right amount of influence20531.5
4) Don't know/No answer11117.1
TOTAL650100.0
62) Do you feel that the following groups have too much influence, too little influence, or the right amount of influence in our society? -- Blacks. (INFBLK)
TOTAL%
1) Too much influence12318.9
2) Too little influence26240.3
3) Right amount of influence21933.7
4) Don't know/No answer467.1
TOTAL650100.0
63) Do you feel that the following groups have too much influence, too little influence, or the right amount of influence in our society? -- Hispanics. (INFHISP)
TOTAL%
1) Too much influence6710.3
2) Too little influence25439.1
3) Right amount of influence25839.7
4) Don't know/No answer7110.9
TOTAL650100.0
64) Do you feel that the following groups have too much influence, too little influence, or the right amount of influence in our society? -- Feminists. (INFFEM)
TOTAL%
1) Too much influence19930.5
2) Too little influence23135.4
3) Right amount of influence16925.9
4) Don't know/No answer538.1
TOTAL652100.0
65) Do you feel that the following groups have too much influence, too little influence, or the right amount of influence in our society? -- The Catholic Church. (INFCATH)
TOTAL%
1) Too much influence15323.5
2) Too little influence35754.9
3) Right amount of influence8613.2
4) Don't know/No answer548.3
TOTAL650100.0
66) Do you feel that the following groups have too much influence, too little influence, or the right amount of influence in our society? -- Fundamentalist Christians. (INFFUND)
TOTAL%
1) Too much influence14021.5
2) Too little influence25839.7
3) Right amount of influence12018.5
4) Don't know/No answer13220.3
TOTAL650100.0
67) Do you feel that the following groups have too much influence, too little influence, or the right amount of influence in our society? -- Hollywood Movie studios. (INFHOLLY)
TOTAL%
1) Too much influence48774.8
2) Too little influence10215.7
3) Right amount of influence223.4
4) Don't know/No answer406.1
TOTAL651100.0
68) Do you feel that the following groups have too much influence, too little influence, or the right amount of influence in our society? -- Liberals. (INFLIB)
TOTAL%
1) Too much influence22534.5
2) Too little influence28042.9
3) Right amount of influence8312.7
4) Don't know/No answer649.8
TOTAL652100.0
69) Do you feel that the following groups have too much influence, too little influence, or the right amount of influence in our society? -- Conservatives. (INFCON)
TOTAL%
1) Too much influence13721
2) Too little influence29244.9
3) Right amount of influence15724.1
4) Don't know/No answer6510
TOTAL651100.0
70) Do you feel that the following groups have too much influence, too little influence, or the right amount of influence in our society? -- The Religious Right. (INFRR)
TOTAL%
1) Too much influence17627
2) Too little influence22935.2
3) Right amount of influence13620.9
4) Don't know/No answer11016.9
TOTAL651100.0
71) Do you feel that the following groups have too much influence, too little influence, or the right amount of influence in our society? -- Atheists. (INFATH)
TOTAL%
1) Too much influence19930.6
2) Too little influence19530
3) Right amount of influence11818.1
4) Don't know/No answer13921.4
TOTAL651100.0
72) Do you feel that the following groups have too much influence, too little influence, or the right amount of influence in our society? -- Gay-rights groups. (INFGAY)
TOTAL%
1) Too much influence30847.4
2) Too little influence16825.8
3) Right amount of influence11417.5
4) Don't know/No answer609.2
TOTAL650100.0
73) I am going to name various groups of people. Please tell me whether or not you would like to have these groups as neighbors, if it wouldn't make any difference to you, or if you would prefer not to have them as neighbors. -- Jews. (NEIJEW)
TOTAL%
1) Would like9214.1
2) Make no difference53281.7
3) Prefer not213.2
4) Don't know/No answer6.9
TOTAL651100.0
74) I am going to name various groups of people. Please tell me whether or not you would like to have these groups as neighbors, if it wouldn't make any difference to you, or if you would prefer not to have them as neighbors. -- Atheists. (NEIATH)
TOTAL%
1) Would like335.1
2) Make no difference40361.9
3) Prefer not20231
4) Don't know/No answer132
TOTAL651100.0
75) I am going to name various groups of people. Please tell me whether or not you would like to have these groups as neighbors, if it wouldn't make any difference to you, or if you would prefer not to have them as neighbors. -- Blacks. (NEIBLK)
TOTAL%
1) Would like8813.5
2) Make no difference49576.2
3) Prefer not609.2
4) Don't know/No answer71.1
TOTAL650100.0
76) I am going to name various groups of people. Please tell me whether or not you would like to have these groups as neighbors, if it wouldn't make any difference to you, or if you would prefer not to have them as neighbors. -- Asians. (NEIASN)
TOTAL%
1) Would like7411.4
2) Make no difference51278.8
3) Prefer not558.5
4) Don't know/No answer91.4
TOTAL650100.0
77) I am going to name various groups of people. Please tell me whether or not you would like to have these groups as neighbors, if it wouldn't make any difference to you, or if you would prefer not to have them as neighbors. -- Hispanics. (NEIHISP)
TOTAL%
1) Would like7812
2) Make no difference51378.9
3) Prefer not548.3
4) Don't know/No answer5.8
TOTAL650100.0
78) I am going to name various groups of people. Please tell me whether or not you would like to have these groups as neighbors, if it wouldn't make any difference to you, or if you would prefer not to have them as neighbors. -- Fundamentalist Christians. (NEIFUND)
TOTAL%
1) Would like8613.2
2) Make no difference46471.3
3) Prefer not6610.1
4) Don't know/No answer355.4
TOTAL651100.0
79) I am going to name various groups of people. Please tell me whether or not you would like to have these groups as neighbors, if it wouldn't make any difference to you, or if you would prefer not to have them as neighbors. -- Homosexuals. (NEIHOMO)
TOTAL%
1) Would like385.8
2) Make no difference33851.9
3) Prefer not26741
4) Don't know/No answer81.2
TOTAL651100.0
80) I am going to name various groups of people. Please tell me whether or not you would like to have these groups as neighbors, if it wouldn't make any difference to you, or if you would prefer not to have them as neighbors. -- Catholics. (NEICATH)
TOTAL%
1) Would like12719.5
2) Make no difference50377.1
3) Prefer not182.8
4) Don't know/No answer4.6
TOTAL652100.0
81) Thinking about the situation in the Middle East, are your sympathies...? (MIDEAST)
TOTAL%
1) More with Israel35053.7
2) More with Arabs517.8
3) Neither/Both13019.9
4) Don't know/No answer12118.6
TOTAL652100.0
82) How much do you agree or disagree with the following statement: do you strongly agree, agree, neither agree or disagree, disagree, or strongly disagree? -- People who do not accept Jesus as their savior can still go to Heaven. (JESUS)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree599
2) Agree21332.7
3) Neither558.4
4) Disagree19930.5
5) Strongly disagree9314.3
6) Don't know335.1
TOTAL652100.0
83) How much do you agree or disagree with the following statement: do you strongly agree, agree, neither agree or disagree, disagree, or strongly disagree? -- Jews have a right to the land of Israel, since it was promised to them by God. (PROMLAND)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree609.2
2) Agree22334.3
3) Neither13520.7
4) Disagree14422.1
5) Strongly disagree203.1
6) Don't know6910.6
TOTAL651100.0
84) How much do you agree or disagree with the following statement: do you strongly agree, agree, neither agree or disagree, disagree, or strongly disagree? -- It is possible for Jews and Christians to live together in peace and harmony, despite their religious differences. (JEWCHRIS)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree18929
2) Agree40662.4
3) Neither162.5
4) Disagree233.5
5) Strongly disagree3.5
6) Don't know142.2
TOTAL651100.0
85) How much do you agree or disagree with the following statement: do you strongly agree, agree, neither agree or disagree, disagree, or strongly disagree? -- God hears the prayers of all people, not only Christians. (GODHEARS)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree24137
2) Agree34452.8
3) Neither172.6
4) Disagree284.3
5) Strongly disagree6.9
6) Don't know162.5
TOTAL652100.0
86) How much do you agree or disagree with the following statement: do you strongly agree, agree, neither agree or disagree, disagree, or strongly disagree? -- Jewish liberals are to blame for much of what is wrong in America. (LIBWRONG)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree81.2
2) Agree345.2
3) Neither639.7
4) Disagree34653.1
5) Strongly disagree13821.2
6) Don't know629.5
TOTAL651100.0
87) How much do you agree or disagree with the following statement: do you strongly agree, agree, neither agree or disagree, disagree, or strongly disagree? -- Now, as in the past, Jews remain God's chosen people. (CHOSENJW)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree436.6
2) Agree14722.6
3) Neither8012.3
4) Disagree26741
5) Strongly disagree6910.6
6) Don't know456.9
TOTAL651100.0
88) How much do you agree or disagree with the following statement: do you strongly agree, agree, neither agree or disagree, disagree, or strongly disagree? -- Jews do not need to be converted to Christianity. (CONVERT)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree8412.9
2) Agree26039.9
3) Neither7711.8
4) Disagree15623.9
5) Strongly disagree365.5
6) Don't know396
TOTAL652100.0
89) How much do you agree or disagree with the following statement: do you strongly agree, agree, neither agree or disagree, disagree, or strongly disagree? -- Now, as in the past, Jews must answer for killing Christ. (KILLJC)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree121.8
2) Agree588.9
3) Neither7010.8
4) Disagree30847.4
5) Strongly disagree14522.3
6) Don't know578.8
TOTAL650100.0
90) How much do you agree or disagree with the following statement: do you strongly agree, agree, neither agree or disagree, disagree, or strongly disagree? -- Jews are main backers of left-wing causes in the United States. (JEWLEFT)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree5.8
2) Agree538.1
3) Neither9915.2
4) Disagree27141.6
5) Strongly disagree7010.8
6) Don't know15323.5
TOTAL651100.0
91) How much do you agree or disagree with the following statement: do you strongly agree, agree, neither agree or disagree, disagree, or strongly disagree? -- When it comes to choosing between people and money, Jews will choose money. (JEWMONEY)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree172.6
2) Agree10616.3
3) Neither8813.5
4) Disagree26841.2
5) Strongly disagree8212.6
6) Don't know8913.7
TOTAL650100.0
92) How much do you agree or disagree with the following statement: do you strongly agree, agree, neither agree or disagree, disagree, or strongly disagree? -- The world will end in the battle of Armageddon between Jesus and Satan. (ENDWORLD)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree649.8
2) Agree19630.1
3) Neither11016.9
4) Disagree13921.4
5) Strongly disagree538.1
6) Don't know8913.7
TOTAL651100.0
93) How much do you agree or disagree with the following statement: do you strongly agree, agree, neither agree or disagree, disagree, or strongly disagree? -- Despite their special customs and beliefs, Jews are really pretty similar to other Americans. (JEWSIM)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree11417.5
2) Agree44969
3) Neither253.8
4) Disagree294.5
5) Strongly disagree5.8
6) Don't know294.5
TOTAL651100.0
94) How much do you agree or disagree with the following statement: do you strongly agree, agree, neither agree or disagree, disagree, or strongly disagree? -- Because of their religion, Moslems in the United States are less patriotic than other Americans. (MOSPATR)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree314.8
2) Agree23235.6
3) Neither8613.2
4) Disagree15924.4
5) Strongly disagree294.5
6) Don't know11417.5
TOTAL651100.0
95) How much do you agree or disagree with the following statement: do you strongly agree, agree, neither agree or disagree, disagree, or strongly disagree? -- Those who practice Eastern religions like Hinduism and Buddhism can fit into American society, just like others. (EASTFIT)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree7211.1
2) Agree37858.1
3) Neither345.2
4) Disagree10716.4
5) Strongly disagree152.3
6) Don't know456.9
TOTAL651100.0
96) How much do you agree or disagree with the following statement: do you strongly agree, agree, neither agree or disagree, disagree, or strongly disagree? -- Immigrants harm American society by bringing in strange customs and beliefs. (IMMHARM)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree162.5
2) Agree10916.7
3) Neither446.8
4) Disagree34953.6
5) Strongly disagree10716.4
6) Don't know264
TOTAL651100.0
97) How much do you agree or disagree with the following statement: do you strongly agree, agree, neither agree or disagree, disagree, or strongly disagree? -- Jews have contributed much to the cultural life of America. (JEWLIFE)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree7912.1
2) Agree32650.1
3) Neither8613.2
4) Disagree9414.4
5) Strongly disagree4.6
6) Don't know629.5
TOTAL651100.0
98) How much do you agree or disagree with the following statement: do you strongly agree, agree, neither agree or disagree, disagree, or strongly disagree? -- Jews are more willing than others to use shady practices to get what they want. (JEWSHADY)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree81.2
2) Agree619.4
3) Neither8713.4
4) Disagree32349.7
5) Strongly disagree10015.4
6) Don't know7110.9
TOTAL650100.0
99) How much do you agree or disagree with the following statement: do you strongly agree, agree, neither agree or disagree, disagree, or strongly disagree? -- Despite their religious differences, Jews and Christians share the same basic moral values. (SHAREVAL)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree8012.3
2) Agree43867.4
3) Neither446.8
4) Disagree456.9
5) Strongly disagree4.6
6) Don't know396
TOTAL650100.0
100) How often do you watch religious programs on television? (RELTV)
TOTAL%
1) Every day284.3
2) Several times a week7511.5
3) Several times a month9514.6
4) Seldom27742.5
5) Never17627
6) Don't know/No answer00
TOTAL651100.0
101) How often do you listen to religious programs on the radio? (RELRADIO)
TOTAL%
1) Every day528
2) Several times a week6610.1
3) Several times a month548.3
4) Seldom20531.5
5) Never27341.9
6) Don't know/No answer1.2
TOTAL651100.0
102) What is your gender? (SEX)
TOTAL%
1) Male25439
2) Female39761
TOTAL651100.0
103) What is your age? (AGE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL65143.0716.60
104) What is the highest level of education you have completed? (EDUC)
TOTAL%
1) Less than high school graduate (grades 0-11)619.4
2) High school graduate (grade 12)16825.8
3) Trade/Technical/Vocational training274.2
4) Some college16926
5) College graduate15724.2
6) Postgraduate work/degree6610.2
7) Don't know/No answer2.3
TOTAL650100.0
105) What is your religious preference? Is it Protestant, Catholic, Jewish, some other religion, or no religion? (RELIG)
TOTAL%
1) Protestant33150.8
2) Catholic14322
3) Jewish121.8
4) Other568.6
5) No religion6810.4
6) Don't know/Refused91.4
7) Non-denominational324.9
TOTAL651100.0
106) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDANTS WHO ARE PROTESTANT: What specific denomination is that, if any? (PROTDEN)
TOTAL%
10) America Baptist Association135.1
11) American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A.31.2
12) National Baptist Convention of America2.8
13) National Baptist Convention, U.S.A., Inc.1.4
14) Southern Baptist Convention4015.8
18) Baptist, Don't know which5923.3
20) African Methodist Episcopal Church2.8
21) African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church1.4
22) United Methodist church4015.8
28) Methodist, Don't know which197.5
30) American Lutheran Church83.2
31) Lutheran Church in America31.2
32) Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod114.3
33) Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod31.2
36) Evangelical Lutheran Church of America187.1
40) Presbyterian Church in the United States114.3
41) United Presbyterian Church in the United States of America2.8
48) Presbyterian, don't know which176.7
Missing396 
TOTAL253100.0
107) Do you happen to be a member of a church, synagogue, mosque, or other organized religious group? (CHURCH)
TOTAL%
1) Yes41463.6
2) No23335.8
3) Don't know/No answer4.6
TOTAL651100.0
108) How often do you attend religious services? (CHATTEND)
TOTAL%
0) Never578.8
1) Less than once a year365.5
2) About once or twice a year7411.4
3) Several times a year558.5
4) About once a month578.8
5) 2-3 times a month619.4
6) Nearly every week436.6
7) Every week17226.5
8) Several times a week8312.8
9) No answer121.8
TOTAL650100.0
109) What is your marital status? Are you... (MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Married37056.7
2) Widowed396
3) Separated101.5
4) Divorced7912.1
5) Never been married15223.3
6) No answer2.3
TOTAL652100.0
110) Are you, yourself of Hispanic origin or descent, such as Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban, or other Spanish background? (HISP)
TOTAL%
1) Yes497.5
2) No59791.8
3) Don't know/No answer4.6
TOTAL650100.0
111) What is your race? Are you white, African-American or some other race? (RACE1)
TOTAL%
1) Some other race365.5
2) Don't know2.3
3) Refused3.5
4) White51078.3
5) African-American/Black7711.8
6) Hispanic233.5
TOTAL651100.0
112) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDANTS WHO ARE HISPANIC: Do you consider yourself white-Hispanic or black-Hispanic? (RACE2)
TOTAL%
1) Some other race28.7
2) Don't know417.4
4) White-Hispanic1460.9
5) Black-Hispanic14.3
6) Hispanic respondent--refuses to choose28.7
Missing628 
TOTAL23100.0
113) In politics, as of today, do you consider yourself a Republican, a Democrat, or an Independent? (PARTYID)
TOTAL%
1) Republican18528.4
2) Democrat20832
3) Independent22234.1
4) Don't know/No answer365.5
TOTAL651100.0
114) In the last year or so, have you done any of the following? -- Talked about politics with friends. (TALKPOL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes53382
2) No11517.7
3) Don't know/No answer2.3
TOTAL650100.0
115) In the last year or so, have you done any of the following? -- Joined a political action group. (JOINPOL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes497.5
2) No60092
3) Don't know/No answer3.5
TOTAL652100.0
116) In the last year or so, have you done any of the following? -- Given money to a political group or party. (GIVEPOL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes12519.2
2) No52180
3) Don't know/No answer5.8
TOTAL651100.0
117) In the last year or so, have you done any of the following? -- Attended a political meeting or rally. (ATTPOL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes10516.1
2) No54383.4
3) Don't know/No answer3.5
TOTAL651100.0
118) In the last year or so, have you done any of the following? -- Campaigned for a candidate. (CAMPPOL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes7711.8
2) No57087.6
3) Don't know/No answer4.6
TOTAL651100.0
119) In the last year or so, have you done any of the following? -- Participated in a protest, demonstration or march. (DEMPOL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes467.1
2) No59891.9
3) Don't know/No answer71.1
TOTAL651100.0
120) Would you describe where you live as... (COMTYPE)
TOTAL%
1) In open country but not on a farm629.5
2) On a farm365.5
3) In a small city or town (under 50,000)20231
4) In a medium size city (50,000-250,000)10416
5) In a suburb near a large city14622.4
6) In a large city (over 250,000)9614.7
7) Don't know/No answer5.8
TOTAL651100.0
121) What is your total annual household income before taxes? (INCOME)
TOTAL%
1) Under $10,000335.1
2) $10,000-19,9999815.1
3) $20,000-29,9999714.9
4) $30,000-39,99910716.4
5) $40,000-49,9997912.1
6) $50,000-74,9998913.7
7) $75,000 or more629.5
8) Don't know8613.2
TOTAL651100.0
122) Region residing in: (REGION)
TOTAL%
1) East14522.3
2) Midwest17126.3
3) South22835
4) West10716.4
TOTAL651100.0
123) State residing in (FIPS codes): (STATE)
TOTAL%
1) AL121.8
4) AZ71.1
5) AR71.1
6) CA528
8) CO71.1
9) CT91.4
12) FL426.5
13) GA294.5
16) ID6.9
17) IL284.3
18) IN213.2
19) IA172.6
20) KA5.8
21) KY91.4
22) LA152.3
23) ME71.1
24) MD132
25) MA132
26) MI274.2
27) MN121.8
28) MS91.4
29) MO101.5
30) MT71.1
31) NE71.1
32) NV2.3
33) NH00
34) NJ172.6
35) NM5.8
36) NY487.4
37) NC213.2
38) ND1.2
39) OH274.2
40) OK5.8
41) OR3.5
42) PA304.6
44) RI2.3
45) SC71.1
46) SD2.3
47) TN142.2
48) TX426.5
49) UT4.6
50) VT1.2
51) VA152.3
53) WA121.8
54) WV5.8
55) WI142.2
56) WY2.3
TOTAL650100.0
124) Classification developed from RELIG (Var 105) and PROTDEN (Var 106) (FUNDAM)
TOTAL%
1) Fundamentalist18128.1
2) Moderate26641.4
3) Liberal17627.4
4) Missing/Unassigned203.1
Missing9 
TOTAL643100.0
125) Cross-section/oversample indicator: The survey consists of two parts: (1) a cross-sectional sample of respondents and (2) an oversample of aligners with the Religious Right. (CROSSEC)
TOTAL%
1) Cross-section57287.9
2) Oversample7912.1
TOTAL651100.0
126) Cross-sectional/oversample Religious Right indicator: The survey consists of two parts: (1) a cross-sectional sample of respondents and (2) an oversample of aligners with the Religious Right. The cross-sectional sample of 572 respondents included 69 aligners with the Religious Right (coded "3" here). (BOTHTYP2)
TOTAL%
1) Non-Religious Right (cross-section)50377.3
2) Religious Right aligners (oversample)7912.1
3) Religious Right aligners (cross-section)6910.6
TOTAL651100.0
127) Religious Right indicator: The survey consists of two parts: (1) a cross-sectional sample of respondents and (2) an oversample of aligners with the Religious Right. Here respondents are coded as a non-Religious Right or Religious Right aligners, regardless of the sample source. (BOTHTYP)
TOTAL%
1) Not Religious Right50377.3
2) Religious Right14822.7
TOTAL651100.0
128) Weight: These post-stratification weights adjust the sample to match Census Figures on education, age, region, race and gender. (WEIGHT1)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL6511.000.75
129) Weight: cross-sectional/oversample weight. Religious Right aligners are downweighted to produce a representative sample. (WEIGHT2)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL0.6440.407
130) What is your gender? (For use with on-line analysis) (I-SEX)
TOTAL%
1) Male25439
2) Female39761
TOTAL651100.0
131) What is your race? Are you white, African-American or some other race? (For use with on-line analysis) (I-RACE)
TOTAL%
1) White51078.3
2) African American/Black7711.8
3) Hispanic233.5
4) Some other race365.5
5) Don't know/Refused5.8
TOTAL651100.0
132) What is your marital status? Are you... (Recoded for use with on-line analysis) (I-MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Married37057
2) Widowed396
3) Separated or divorced8813.6
4) Never been married15223.4
Missing2 
TOTAL649100.0
133) What is your religious preference? Is it Protestant, Catholic, Jewish, some other religion, or no religion? (Recoded for use with on-line analysis) (I-RELIG)
TOTAL%
1) Protestant33150.8
2) Catholic14322
3) Jewish121.8
4) Other/Non-denominational8813.5
5) No religion7711.8
TOTAL651100.0
134) In politics, as of today, do you consider yourself a Republican, a Democrat, or an Independent? (For use with on-line analysis) (I-PARTY)
TOTAL%
1) Republican18528.4
2) Democrat20832
3) Independent22234.1
4) Don't know/No answer365.5
TOTAL651100.0
135) Region residing in: (For use with on-line analysis) (I-REGION)
TOTAL%
1) East14522.3
2) Midwest17126.3
3) South22835
4) West10716.4
TOTAL651100.0
136) What is the highest level of education you have completed? (Recoded for use with on-line analysis) (I-EDUC)
TOTAL%
1) Less than High School619.4
2) High School Graduate16825.9
3) Some College/trade or vocational school19630.2
4) College Graduate15724.2
5) Post College Graduate6610.2
Missing2 
TOTAL648100.0
137) What is your total annual household income before taxes? (Recoded for use with on-line analysis) (I-INCOME)
TOTAL%
1) Less than $10,000335.8
2) Less than $30,00019534.5
3) Less than $50,00018632.9
4) Less than $75,0008915.8
5) Greater than $75,0006211
Missing86 
TOTAL565100.0