Generation Next Survey, 2006

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All frequencies weighted by 140) WEIGHT
1) Respondent ID (RESPID)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL30028657.7721713.07
2) Marker for sample (MARKER)
TOTAL%
1) GP262587.4
2) Landline oversample of ages 18-251886.3
3) Cell Phones sample of ages 18-251896.3
TOTAL3002100.0
3) Time zone (TIMEZONE)
TOTAL%
1) Eastern144848.2
2) Central88229.4
3) Mountain1645.5
4) Pacific50816.9
TOTAL3002100.0
4) Current Number of Attempts (NUMATTEM)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL30023.963.01
5) Sample Key (SAMPKEY)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL30025809398886.762336323097.03
6) Zip code (ZIP)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL300249870.3629616.55
7) Region (REGION)
TOTAL%
1) Northeast59119.7
2) Midwest68923
3) South106135.3
4) West66122
TOTAL3002100.0
8) Census Division (CENDIV)
TOTAL%
1) New England1946.5
2) Mid-Atlantic39713.2
3) East North Central45015
4) West North Central2398
5) South Atlantic50716.9
6) East South Central2187.3
7) West South Central33611.2
8) Mountain2408
9) Pacific42114
TOTAL3002100.0
9) FIPS code for geographic area (FIPS)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL300229258.2415694.58
10) Designated Market Area (DMA)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL3002621.25113.18
11) Designated Market Area rank (DMARANK)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL300243.4146.51
12) Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL300224646.1715476.62
13) First, including yourself, how many people age 18 or older currently live in this household? (OVER18A)
TOTAL%
1) 12513.2
2) 26735.4
3) 36534.4
4) 42111.1
5) 573.7
6) 621.1
7) 71.5
8) 8 or more1.5
Missing2814 
TOTAL189100.0
14) In order to be sure we are representing the opinions of people in different kinds of households; could you please tell me how many people in your household are 18-25 years of age? (OVER18B)
TOTAL%
1) 111561.5
2) 25428.9
3) 3126.4
4) 442.1
5) 51.5
6) 600
8) 8 or more1.5
Missing2814 
TOTAL187100.0
15) (IF OVER18B = 1 ASK:) May I please speak to the person age 18-25? (OVER18C)
TOTAL%
1) Respondent on Phone is 18-2510692.2
2) Respondent coming to phone97.8
Missing2886 
TOTAL115100.0
16) (IF OVER18B = 2-8 ASK:) I'd like to ask a few questions of the YOUNGEST MALE, 18-25 years of age, who is now at home. [IF NO MALE, ASK: May I please speak with the YOUNGEST FEMALE, 18-25 years of age, who is now at home?] (YNGMALE)
TOTAL%
1) Respondent on phone is the selected 18-257097.2
2) Respondent coming to phone22.8
Missing2929 
TOTAL72100.0
17) What is your age? (LANDLINE OVERSAMPLE OF AGES 18-25) (AGELAND)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL300221.642.55
18) What is your age? (CELL PHONE SAMPLE OF AGES 18-25) (AGECELL)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL300221.342.34
19) Respondent's sex (SEX)
TOTAL%
1) Male143147.7
2) Female157152.3
TOTAL3002100.0
20) Generally, how would you say things are these days in your life -- would you say that you are very happy, pretty happy, or not too happy? (HAPPY)
TOTAL%
1) Very happy107035.6
2) Pretty happy153251
3) Not too happy35611.9
9) (VOL.) Don't know/Refused441.5
TOTAL3002100.0
21) What is the most important problem facing you in your life these days? (PROBLEM)
TOTAL%
1) Gave Response248882.9
8) (VOL.) None/No problem38712.9
9) (VOL.) Don't know/Refused1274.2
TOTAL3002100.0
22) Respondent's first answer to PROBLEM (PROBLEM1)
TOTAL%
1) Bills531.8
2) Student Loans2.1
3) Debt/Credit issues7.2
4) Financial issues/problems/difficulties2739.1
5) Saving money2.1
6) Cost of living/income762.5
7) Retirement471.6
9) Money (general)34811.6
21) Job advancement10.3
22) Finding a job/getting a job872.9
23) Job security/satisfaction291
24) Work/Career (general)722.4
31) Getting older/Aging/Disabled682.3
32) Insurance and Prescription costs391.3
39) Health (general)2769.2
41) Raising children/Childcare/Having a baby1685.6
42) Love life/boyfriend/soulmate301
43) Aging parents/siblings/spouse/losing loved ones381.3
49) Relationships (general)1033.4
51) Choosing a college/school10.3
52) Passing classes/getting good grades/keeping up with classwork11.4
53) Paying for college17.6
54) Getting through college/graduating8.3
55) College/School/Education (general)622.1
71) Crime27.9
72) Life (general)19.6
73) Time pressures/management1153.8
74) Future10.3
75) Spirituality/Morality/General decline14.5
76) Alcoholism and Drugs7.2
81) Bush/Politicians26.9
82) War/Iraq27.9
83) Terrorism27.9
84) The economy/deficit/inflation461.5
85) Gas prices14.5
86) Unemployment/No jobs20.7
88) Politics (general)19.6
89) Dissatisfied with politics3.1
97) Miscellaneous2217.4
98) None/No problems43514.5
99) Don't know/Refused1384.6
TOTAL3004100.0
23) Respondent's second answer to PROBLEM (PROBLEM2)
TOTAL%
1) Bills188.6
2) Student Loans83.8
3) Debt/Credit issues104.8
4) Financial issues/problems/difficulties104.8
6) Cost of living/income31.4
7) Retirement41.9
9) Money (general)125.7
22) Finding a job/getting a job104.8
23) Job security/satisfaction41.9
24) Work/Career (general)146.7
31) Getting older/Aging/Disabled41.9
32) Insurance and Prescription costs146.7
39) Health (general)62.9
41) Raising children/Childcare/Having a baby167.7
43) Aging parents/siblings/spouse/losing loved ones62.9
49) Relationships (general)00
52) Passing classes/getting good grades/keeping up with classwork1.5
53) Paying for college41.9
54) Getting through college/graduating1.5
71) Crime31.4
73) Time pressures/management21
74) Future21
75) Spirituality/Morality/General decline62.9
81) Bush/Politicians21
82) War/Iraq52.4
83) Terrorism41.9
84) The economy/deficit/inflation146.7
85) Gas prices41.9
86) Unemployment/No jobs1.5
88) Politics (general)136.2
89) Dissatisfied with politics21
98) None/No problems62.9
Missing2795 
TOTAL209100.0
24) Respondent's third answer to PROBLEM (PROBLEM3)
TOTAL%
1) Bills928.1
3) Debt/Credit issues26.3
7) Retirement26.3
22) Finding a job/getting a job1031.3
32) Insurance and Prescription costs26.3
42) Love life/boyfriend/soulmate39.4
52) Passing classes/getting good grades/keeping up with classwork26.3
82) War/Iraq13.1
84) The economy/deficit/inflation13.1
Missing2968 
TOTAL32100.0
25) Respondent's verbatim responses to PROBLEM (PROBLEMS)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL0
26) Now I would like to ask you a few questions about the people of your generation: What is your age? (AGE)
TOTAL%
18) 185.2
19) 1911.4
20) 206.2
21) 218.3
22) 226.2
23) 235.2
24) 248.3
25) 2517.6
26) 26511.9
27) 27341.3
28) 28542.1
29) 29481.8
30) 30341.3
31) 31281.1
32) 32672.6
33) 33783
34) 34742.8
35) 35612.3
36) 36351.3
37) 37501.9
38) 38411.6
39) 39542.1
40) 40582.2
41) 41421.6
42) 42813.1
43) 43772.9
44) 44933.5
45) 45692.6
46) 46511.9
47) 47672.6
48) 48311.2
49) 49321.2
50) 50903.4
51) 5124.9
52) 52652.5
53) 53612.3
54) 54522
55) 55652.5
56) 56411.6
57) 57321.2
58) 58522
59) 59411.6
60) 60481.8
61) 61291.1
62) 62391.5
63) 63371.4
64) 64331.3
65) 65572.2
66) 66331.3
67) 67381.4
68) 6819.7
69) 69381.4
70) 70261
71) 7122.8
72) 72291.1
73) 7318.7
74) 7424.9
75) 75351.3
76) 7618.7
77) 77391.5
78) 7810.4
79) 795.2
80) 8013.5
81) 8112.5
82) 824.2
83) 8311.4
84) 848.3
85) 8516.6
86) 8610
87) 877.3
88) 887.3
89) 897.3
90) 9010.4
92) 9210
93) 932.1
96) 964.2
97) 97 or older00
99) (VOL.) Don't know/Refused271
Missing377 
TOTAL2626100.0
27) Two-way age (AGEGROUP)
TOTAL%
1) 18-2544214.7
2) 26-98253384.4
99) Don't know/Refused27.9
TOTAL3002100.0
28) What ONE WORD OR PHRASE best describes your generation? (OPEN-ENDED. ACCEPT UP TO TWO RESPONSES. PROBE ONCE IF RESPONDENT ANSWERS "DON'T KNOW") (OWNGEN)
TOTAL%
1) Response given248582.8
9) (VOL.) Don't know/No answer51717.2
TOTAL3002100.0
29) Respondent's verbatim answer to OWNGEN (OWNGEN2)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL0
30) What ONE WORD OR PHRASE best describes your parents' generation? (OPEN-ENDED. ACCEPT UP TO TWO RESPONSES. PROBE ONCE IF RESPONDENT ANSWERS "DON'T KNOW") (PARGEN)
TOTAL%
1) Response given252184
9) (VOL.) Don't know/No answer48116
TOTAL3002100.0
31) Respondent's verbatim answer to PARGEN (PARGEN2)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL0
32) (ASK IF AGE < 26) Do you think of your own age group as unique and distinct from other generations, or not? (UNIQUE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, unique and distinct30368.6
2) No, not13530.5
9) (VOL.) Don't know/Refused4.9
Missing2560 
TOTAL442100.0
33) (ASK IF AGE < 26) Thinking about the generation that grew up just before yours -- mostly people who are in their 30s today -- do you think of that generation as particularly unique and distinct from other generations, or not? (UNIQUE2)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, unique and distinct19443.8
2) No, not23452.8
9) (VOL.) Don't know/Refused153.4
Missing2560 
TOTAL443100.0
34) In general, do you think it is better to be a young adult today or better to have been a young adult 20 years ago? (BETTER)
TOTAL%
1) Better today80826.9
2) Better 20 years ago200166.7
3) (VOL.) Same1204
9) (VOL.) Don't know/Refused732.4
TOTAL3002100.0
35) (ASK IF AGE < 26) In which of these areas do you think young adults in your age group have it better and in which areas did young adults 20 years ago have it better…Getting a high paying job (HIPAYJOB)
TOTAL%
1) Young adults today have it better31771.7
2) Young adults 20 years ago had it better10122.9
3) (VOL.) Same/no difference143.2
9) (VOL.) Don't know/Refused102.3
Missing2560 
TOTAL442100.0
36) (ASK IF AGE < 26) In which of these areas do you think young adults in your age group have it better and in which areas did young adults 20 years ago have it better…Living in an exciting time (EXCITIME)
TOTAL%
1) Young adults today have it better28363.9
2) Young adults 20 years ago had it better11826.6
3) (VOL.) Same/no difference306.8
9) (VOL.) Don't know/Refused122.7
Missing2560 
TOTAL443100.0
37) (ASK IF AGE < 26) In which of these areas do you think young adults in your age group have it better and in which areas did young adults 20 years ago have it better…Having sexual freedom (SEXFREE)
TOTAL%
1) Young adults today have it better29366.3
2) Young adults 20 years ago had it better10924.7
3) (VOL.) Same/no difference204.5
9) (VOL.) Don't know/Refused204.5
Missing2560 
TOTAL442100.0
38) (ASK IF AGE < 26) In which of these areas do you think young adults in your age group have it better and in which areas did young adults 20 years ago have it better…Enjoying financial security (FINSECUR)
TOTAL%
1) Young adults today have it better21047.5
2) Young adults 20 years ago had it better19544.1
3) (VOL.) Same/no difference173.8
9) (VOL.) Don't know/Refused204.5
Missing2560 
TOTAL442100.0
39) (ASK IF AGE < 26) In which of these areas do you think young adults in your age group have it better and in which areas did young adults 20 years ago have it better…Bringing about social change (SOCCHANG)
TOTAL%
1) Young adults today have it better24755.8
2) Young adults 20 years ago had it better15635.2
3) (VOL.) Same/no difference194.3
9) (VOL.) Don't know/Refused214.7
Missing2560 
TOTAL443100.0
40) (ASK IF AGE < 26) In which of these areas do you think young adults in your age group have it better and in which areas did young adults 20 years ago have it better…Buying a house (BUYHOUSE)
TOTAL%
1) Young adults today have it better13831.2
2) Young adults 20 years ago had it better27662.4
3) (VOL.) Same/no difference122.7
9) (VOL.) Don't know/Refused163.6
Missing2560 
TOTAL442100.0
41) (ASK IF AGE < 26) In which of these areas do you think young adults in your age group have it better and in which areas did young adults 20 years ago have it better…Having opportunities to get a good education (GOODEDUC)
TOTAL%
1) Young adults today have it better37384.6
2) Young adults 20 years ago had it better5412.2
3) (VOL.) Same/no difference71.6
9) (VOL.) Don't know/Refused71.6
Missing2560 
TOTAL441100.0
42) Which of these statements comes closer to your own view? (LIFEPLAN)
TOTAL%
1) When a person reaches their mid-20s, it's important for them to have a good plan for what they are going to do with the rest of their lives240880.2
2) It's really not necessary for someone in their mid-20s to know what they are going to do with the rest of their lives.52417.5
9) (VOL.) Don't know/Refused692.3
TOTAL3001100.0
43) (ASK IF AGE < 26) Now thinking about your generation compared with young adults 20 years ago, for each of the things I mention please tell me if you think your generation does more of it, less of it, OR about the same amount as young adults 20 years ago did: Casual Sex (CASUALSX)
TOTAL%
1) Your generation does more33174.7
2) Your generation does less of it317
3) About the same/no difference7516.9
9) (VOL.) Don't know/Refused61.4
Missing2560 
TOTAL443100.0
44) (ASK IF AGE < 26) Now thinking about your generation compared with young adults 20 years ago, for each of the things I mention please tell me if you think your generation does more of it, less of it, OR about the same amount as young adults 20 years ago did: Binge drinking (BINGDRNK)
TOTAL%
1) Your generation does more30569
2) Your generation does less of it276.1
3) About the same/no difference10122.9
9) (VOL.) Don't know/Refused92
Missing2560 
TOTAL442100.0
45) (ASK IF AGE < 26) Now thinking about your generation compared with young adults 20 years ago, for each of the things I mention please tell me if you think your generation does more of it, less of it, OR about the same amount as young adults 20 years ago did: Illegal drug use (DRUGUSE)
TOTAL%
1) Your generation does more27862.9
2) Your generation does less of it6214
3) About the same/no difference9421.3
9) (VOL.) Don't know/Refused81.8
Missing2560 
TOTAL442100.0
46) (ASK IF AGE < 26) Now thinking about your generation compared with young adults 20 years ago, for each of the things I mention please tell me if you think your generation does more of it, less of it, OR about the same amount as young adults 20 years ago did: Community service or volunteer activity (SERVICE)
TOTAL%
1) Your generation does more16537.3
2) Your generation does less of it18541.9
3) About the same/no difference8419
9) (VOL.) Don't know/Refused81.8
Missing2560 
TOTAL442100.0
47) (ASK IF AGE < 26) Now thinking about your generation compared with young adults 20 years ago, for each of the things I mention please tell me if you think your generation does more of it, less of it, OR about the same amount as young adults 20 years ago did: Voting in elections (VOTING)
TOTAL%
1) Your generation does more15134.2
2) Your generation does less of it21749.1
3) About the same/no difference6113.8
9) (VOL.) Don't know/Refused132.9
Missing2560 
TOTAL442100.0
48) (ASK IF AGE < 26) Now thinking about your generation compared with young adults 20 years ago, for each of the things I mention please tell me if you think your generation does more of it, less of it, OR about the same amount as young adults 20 years ago did: Resort to violence to resolve conflicts (VIOLENCE)
TOTAL%
1) Your generation does more30869.8
2) Your generation does less of it5512.5
3) About the same/no difference6815.4
9) (VOL.) Don't know/Refused102.3
Missing2560 
TOTAL441100.0
49) (ASK ALL) Now a different kind of question…Other than friends or members of your own family, who would you say is the person you most admire these days? (IF YES: WHO WOULD THAT BE? OPEN-ENDED. PROBE ONCE IF RESPONDENT ANSWERS "DON'T KNOW") (ADMIRE)
TOTAL%
1) Answer given208469.4
2) No one48816.3
9) (VOL.) Don't know/Refused42914.3
TOTAL3001100.0
50) Respondent's response to ADMIRE (ADMIRE2)
TOTAL%
10) Myself8.3
11) Friends/boyfriend/girlfriend451.5
12) Family451.5
13) Pastor/Priest/Minister2187.3
14) Coworker491.6
15) Boss1013.4
16) Coach6.2
17) Nurse18.6
18) Teacher/Professor923.1
19) Other12.4
21) Actors311
22) Athletes361.2
23) TV personality301
24) Singers581.9
25) Artist/Writer/Author11.4
26) Angelina Jolie9.3
27) Oprah Winfrey963.2
28) Muhammed Ali17.6
29) Other501.7
30) Ronald Reagan14.5
31) Bill Clinton571.9
32) George Bush2317.7
33) Jimmy Carter291
34) Condoleeza Rice361.2
35) Colin Powell13.4
36) Political wives18.6
37) Hilary Clinton491.6
38) Al Gore5.2
39) Other Politicians1023.4
41) God/Jesus Christ/Lord1153.8
42) Dalai Lama14.5
43) The Pope24.8
44) TV evangelists18.6
45) Mother Theresa21.7
49) Other4.1
50) Historical Figures291
60) Soldiers/Servicemen491.6
71) Bill Gates23.8
72) Other14.5
80) International Political Leaders24.8
97) Other2207.3
98) None50316.8
99) Don't know/Refused45515.2
TOTAL2999100.0
51) Respondent's verbatim response to ADMIRE (ADMIRE3)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL0
52) (ASK IF AGE < 40) Here are a few goals that some people have set for themselves in their lives. Which of the following do you think people in your generation or age group think is MOST important? (IMPGOAL1)
TOTAL%
1) To get rich63655.2
2) To be famous938.1
3) To help people who need help15313.3
4) To be leaders in their community1139.8
5) To become more spiritual12410.8
6) (VOL.) None of these232
9) (VOL.) Don't know/Refused111
Missing1850 
TOTAL1153100.0
53) (ASK IF AGE < 40 AND IF IMPGOAL1 = 1-5) And which would you say is next most important to them? (IMPGOAL2)
TOTAL%
1) To get rich16014.3
2) To be famous34230.6
3) To help people who need help23521
4) To be leaders in their community21519.2
5) To become more spiritual14112.6
6) (VOL.) None of these201.8
9) (VOL.) Don't know/Refused4.4
Missing1884 
TOTAL1117100.0
54) From what you have seen, would you say it is easy, hard, or probably impossible to have a good marriage today? (GOODMARR)
TOTAL%
1) Easy63921.3
2) Hard199166.3
3) Probably impossible2528.4
9) (VOL.) Don't know/Refused1204
TOTAL3002100.0
55) How do you feel about the amount of attention given to you by your parents when you were growing up? Do you think it was about the right amount, too much, or not enough? (ATTENTN)
TOTAL%
1) Right amount208369.4
2) Too much1244.1
3) Not enough77325.7
9) (VOL.) Don't know/No answer22.7
TOTAL3002100.0
56) Are you married, divorced, separated, widowed, or never been married? (MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Married160353.4
2) Divorced33311.1
3) Separated712.4
4) Widowed2819.4
5) Never been married69723.2
9) (VOL.) Don't know/Refused17.6
TOTAL3002100.0
57) (ASK IF AGE < 26 AND ANSWERED ‘2' DIVORCED, ‘3' SEPARATED, ‘4' WIDOWED, ‘5' NEVER MARRIED OR ‘9' DON'T KNOW IN "MARITAL") In looking ahead, do you definitely want to get married, probably want to get married, probably do not want to get married, or definitely do not want to get married? (WANTMARR)
TOTAL%
1) Definitely want to marry21557.3
2) Probably want to marry10528
3) Probably do not want to328.5
4) Definitely do not wan to133.5
9) Don't know/Refused102.7
Missing2628 
TOTAL375100.0
58) (ASK IF AGE < 26) Do you have any children of your own? (HAVECHLD)
TOTAL%
1) Yes11726.4
2) No32573.4
9) (VOL.) Don't know/Refused1.2
Missing2560 
TOTAL443100.0
59) (ASK IF AGE < 26 AND ANSWERED ‘2' NO OR ‘9' DON'T KNOW IN "HAVECHLD") In looking ahead, do you definitely want to have children, probably want to have children, probably do not want to have children, or definitely do not want to have children? (WANTCHLD)
TOTAL%
1) Definitely want to have children17152.6
2) Probably want to have children10933.5
3) Probably do not want to288.6
4) Definitely do not want to123.7
9) Don't know/Refused51.5
Missing2677 
TOTAL325100.0
60) What is the last grade or class that you completed in school? (EDUC)
TOTAL%
1) None, or grade 1-8832.8
2) High school incomplete (Grades 9-11)2939.8
3) High school graduate (Grade 12 or GED certificate)109036.3
4) Technical, trade, or vocational school AFTER high school772.6
5) Some college, no 4-year degree (including associate degree)63921.3
6) College graduate (B.S., B.A., or other 4-year degree)49916.6
7) Post-graduate training or professional schooling after college (e.g., toward a master's Degree or Ph.D.; law or medical school)30710.2
9) (VOL.) Don't know/Refused15.5
TOTAL3003100.0
61) (ASK IF AGE < 40) Are you currently enrolled in school? (CURRENRL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, in High School343
2) Yes, in Technical, trade, or vocational school131.1
3) Yes, in College (Undergraduate)18716.2
4) Yes, in Graduate School645.6
5) No84873.6
9) (VOL.) Don't know/Refused6.5
Missing1850 
TOTAL1152100.0
62) (ASK IF AGE < 40 AND CURRENTLY ENROLLED IN SCHOOL) How much further in school do you plan to go? (FURTHER)
TOTAL%
1) Finish high school51.7
2) Technical, trade, or vocational school82.7
3) Attend college, no degree or 2 year/associate degree289.4
4) Attend college, bachelor's degree7525.3
5) Graduate or professional school or degree16956.9
6) (VOL.) No further1.3
7) (VOL.) Other [Specify]41.3
9) (VOL.) Don't know/Refused72.4
Missing2704 
TOTAL297100.0
63) Verbatim responses to ‘Other [Specify]' in FURTHER (FURTHER2)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL0
64) (ASK IF AGE < 40 AND NOT ENROLLED IN SCHOOL) Do you ever plan to return to school? (RETURN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes47455.5
2) No31136.4
9) (VOL.) Don't know/Refused698.1
Missing2148 
TOTAL854100.0
65) (ASK IF AGE < 40 AND PLANS TO RETURN TO SCHOOL) How much further in school do you plan to go? (RETURN2)
TOTAL%
1) Finish high school479.9
2) Technical, trade, or vocational school5712
3) Attend college, no degree or 2 year/associate degree6413.5
4) Attend college, bachelor's degree13328
5) Graduate or professional school or degree11824.8
6) (VOL.) No further1.2
7) (VOL.) Other [Specify]265.5
9) (VOL.) Don't know/Refused296.1
Missing2528 
TOTAL475100.0
66) Verbatim reponses to ‘Other [Specify]' in RETURN2 (RETURN3)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL0
67) Do you use the internet, at least occasionally? (INTERNET)
TOTAL%
1) Yes221373.7
2) No78726.2
9) (VOL.) Don't know/Refused2.1
TOTAL3002100.0
68) Do you send or receive email, at least occasionally? (EMAIL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes204168
2) No95831.9
9) (VOL.) Don't know/Refused3.1
TOTAL3002100.0
69) (ASK IF AGE < 26 AND INTERNET USER) Have you ever used a social networking website like Facebook, MySpace or MyYearbook? (SOCNET)
TOTAL%
1) Yes23761.1
2) No15038.7
9) (VOL.) Don't know/Refused1.3
Missing2615 
TOTAL388100.0
70) (IF ANSWERED ‘1' IN SOCNET, ASK) Have you created your own profile for a social networking site? (PROFILE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes19582.3
2) No4217.7
Missing2765 
TOTAL237100.0
71) (IF ANSWERED ‘1' IN SOCNET, ASK) How often do you visit social networking websites? (VISITWEB)
TOTAL%
1) Several times a day4318.1
2) Once a day4820.3
3) 3 to 5 times a week4318.1
4) 1 to 2 times a week4619.4
5) Every few weeks2410.1
6) Less often3313.9
Missing2765 
TOTAL237100.0
72) (ASK IF AGE < 26) Do most people you know use social networking web sites, or not? [IF YES: Do most people you know spend a reasonable amount of time, or too much time on these websites?] (SPENTIME)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, reasonable amount of time15134.2
2) Yes, too much time18040.7
3) No, don't use9220.8
9) (VOL.) Don't know/Refused194.3
Missing2560 
TOTAL442100.0
73) (ASK IF AGE < 26) Do you think people around your age post too much, too little, or the right amount of personal information about themselves on the internet? (PERSINF1)
TOTAL%
1) Too much31972.2
2) Too little184.1
3) Right amount8519.2
9) (VOL.) Don't know/Refused204.5
Missing2560 
TOTAL442100.0
74) (ASK IF AGE < 26) In your own case, have other people posted too much personal information about YOU on the Internet, or don't you think that's happened? (PERSINF2)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, too much347.7
2) No, don't think has happened38988.2
9) (VOL.) Don't know/Refused184.1
Missing2560 
TOTAL441100.0
75) (IF INTERNET USER ASK:) Have you ever gone on a date with someone you met online? (INTDATE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1978.7
2) No206591.3
9) (VOL.) Don't know/Refused00
Missing741 
TOTAL2262100.0
76) Thinking now about technology such as the internet, instant messaging, cell phones, text messaging, and iPods, does new technology…Make it easier to make new friends or not? (TECHFRND)
TOTAL%
1) Yes134944.9
2) No, not143647.8
9) (VOL.) Don't know/Refused2177.2
TOTAL3002100.0
77) Thinking now about technology such as the internet, instant messaging, cell phones, text messaging, and iPods, does new technology…Make people lazier or not? (TECHLAZY)
TOTAL%
1) Yes208469.4
2) No, not76125.3
9) (VOL.) Don't know/Refused1585.3
TOTAL3003100.0
78) Thinking now about technology such as the internet, instant messaging, cell phones, text messaging, and iPods, does new technology…Make people more isolated or not? (TECHISOL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes197165.7
2) No, not89129.7
9) (VOL.) Don't know/Refused1404.7
TOTAL3002100.0
79) Thinking now about technology such as the internet, instant messaging, cell phones, text messaging, and iPods, does new technology…Make people waste too much time or not? (TECHWAST)
TOTAL%
1) Yes196265.3
2) No, not91430.4
9) (VOL.) Don't know/Refused1274.2
TOTAL3003100.0
80) Thinking now about technology such as the internet, instant messaging, cell phones, text messaging, and iPods, does new technology…Make people more efficient or not? (TECHEFFI)
TOTAL%
1) Yes194864.9
2) No, not89029.6
9) (VOL.) Don't know/Refused1645.5
TOTAL3002100.0
81) Thinking now about technology such as the internet, instant messaging, cell phones, text messaging, and iPods, does new technology…Make you closer to old friends or family? (TECHOLD)
TOTAL%
1) Yes167655.8
2) No, not121340.4
9) (VOL.) Don't know/Refused1133.8
TOTAL3002100.0
82) In the past 24 hours, did you…Send or receive a text message on a cell phone? (TEXTMSSG)
TOTAL%
1) Yes57519.2
2) No241680.5
9) (VOL.) Don't know/Refused11.4
TOTAL3002100.0
83) (ASK ONLY IF INTERNET USER) In the past 24 hours, did you…Send or receive an e-mail message? (EMAIL24)
TOTAL%
1) Yes147365.1
2) No77334.2
9) (VOL.) Don't know/Refused15.7
Missing741 
TOTAL2261100.0
84) (ASK ONLY IF INTERNET USER) In the past 24 hours, did you…Send or receive an instant message? (IM24)
TOTAL%
1) Yes48021.2
2) No177278.4
9) (VOL.) Don't know/Refused9.4
Missing741 
TOTAL2261100.0
85) In the past 24 hours, did you…Write or receive a personal letter? (LETTER)
TOTAL%
1) Yes60120
2) No239679.8
9) (VOL.) Don't know/Refused5.2
TOTAL3002100.0
86) (ASK ONLY IF INTERNET USER) In the past 24 hours, did you…Post a message to someone's personal online profile? (POSTMSSG)
TOTAL%
1) Yes27011.9
2) No198487.7
9) (VOL.) Don't know/Refused7.3
Missing741 
TOTAL2261100.0
87) (ASK IF AGE < 26) And now thinking about the past seven days, did you…smoke cigarettes or not? (SMOKE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes13831.2
2) No30468.8
Missing2560 
TOTAL442100.0
88) (ASK IF AGE < 26) And now thinking about the past seven days, did you…drink alcohol or not? (DRINK)
TOTAL%
1) Yes18040.7
2) No26259.3
Missing2560 
TOTAL442100.0
89) (ASK IF AGE < 26) And now thinking about the past seven days, did you…play video games or not? (VIDGAMES)
TOTAL%
1) Yes15936
2) No28364
Missing2560 
TOTAL442100.0
90) (ASK IF AGE < 26) And now thinking about the past seven days, did you…exercise or engage in physical activity? (EXCERCIS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes36081.3
2) No8218.5
9) (VOL.) Don't know/Refused1.2
Missing2560 
TOTAL443100.0
91) (ASK IF AGE < 26) And now thinking about the past seven days, did you…take illegal drugs or not? (DRUGS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes388.6
2) No40291
9) (VOL.) Don't know/Refused2.5
Missing2560 
TOTAL442100.0
92) (ASK IF AGE < 65) Do you have, or have you ever had…a tattoo? (TATTOO)
TOTAL%
1) Yes59224.1
2) No186975.9
Missing540 
TOTAL2461100.0
93) (ASK IF AGE < 65) Do you have, or have you ever had…a piercing in a place other than your ear lobe? (PIERCING)
TOTAL%
1) Yes36814.9
2) No209485.1
Missing540 
TOTAL2462100.0
94) (ASK IF AGE < 65) Do you have, or have you ever had…dyed hair in an untraditional color? (DYEDHAIR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes42817.4
2) No203482.6
Missing540 
TOTAL2462100.0
95) Here are 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 or the SECOND statement comes closer to your own views - even if neither is exactly right. Government is almost always wasteful and inefficient OR Government often does a better job than people give it credit for. (GOVRNMNT)
TOTAL%
1) Government is almost always wasteful and inefficient147549.1
2) Government often does a better job than people give it credit for120840.2
3) (VOL.) Neither/Both equally2408
9) (VOL.) Don't know/Refused792.6
TOTAL3002100.0
96) Here are 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 or the SECOND statement comes closer to your own views - even if neither is exactly right. Immigrants today strengthen our country because of their hard work and talents OR Immigrants today are a burden on our country because they take our jobs, housing and health care. (IMMIGRNT)
TOTAL%
1) Immigrants today strengthen our country because their hard work and talents122740.9
2) Immigrants today are a burden on our country because they take our jobs, housing and health care123541.1
3) (VOL.) Neither/Both equally41613.9
9) (VOL.) Don't know/Refused1244.1
TOTAL3002100.0
97) Here are 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 or the SECOND statement comes closer to your own views - even if neither is exactly right. The best way to ensure peace is through military strength OR Good diplomacy is the best way to ensure peace. (MILSTRNG)
TOTAL%
1) The best way to ensure peace is through military strength84828.3
2) Good diplomacy is the best way to ensure peace170956.9
3) (VOL.) Neither/Both Equally30910.3
9) (VOL.) Don't know/Refused1354.5
TOTAL3001100.0
98) Here are 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 or the SECOND statement comes closer to your own views - even if neither is exactly right. Homosexuality is a way of life that should be accepted by society OR Homosexuality is a way of life that should be discouraged by society. (HOMOWAY)
TOTAL%
1) Homosexuality is a way of life that should be accepted by society152950.9
2) Homosexuality is a way of life that should be discouraged by society113837.9
3) (VOL.) Neither/Both equally2297.6
9) (VOL.) Don't know/Refused1063.5
TOTAL3002100.0
99) Here are 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 or the SECOND statement comes closer to your own views - even if neither is exactly right. I'm generally satisfied with the way things are going for me financially OR I'm not very satisfied with my financial situation. (FINANCE)
TOTAL%
1) I'm generally satisfied with the way things are going for me financially177359.1
2) I'm not very satisfied with my financial situation118739.5
3) (VOL.) Neither/Both equally341.1
9) (VOL.) Don't know/Refused8.3
TOTAL3002100.0
100) Here are 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 or the SECOND statement comes closer to your own views - even if neither is exactly right. The government should do more to protect morality in society OR I worry the government is getting too involved in the issue of morality. (MORALITY)
TOTAL%
1) The government should do more to protect morality in society111537.1
2) I worry the government is getting too involved in the issue of morality152950.9
3) (VOL.) Neither/Both equally2127.1
9) (VOL.) Don't know/Refused1464.9
TOTAL3002100.0
101) And here are few things some people do. For each one, please tell me if you think it's something that's okay or not okay for other people to do - even if you might not do it yourself. Is it okay or not okay for other people to drink a lot of alcohol? (ALCOHOL)
TOTAL%
1) Okay54818.3
2) Not okay233277.7
3) (VOL.) Depends993.3
9) (VOL.) Don't know/Refused23.8
TOTAL3002100.0
102) And here are few things some people do. For each one, please tell me if you think it's something that's okay or not okay for other people to do - even if you might not do it yourself. Is it okay or not okay for other people to gamble? (GAMBLE)
TOTAL%
1) Okay168156
2) Not okay112337.4
3) (VOL.) Depends1725.7
9) (VOL.) Don't know/Refused26.9
TOTAL3002100.0
103) And here are few things some people do. For each one, please tell me if you think it's something that's okay or not okay for other people to do - even if you might not do it yourself. Is it okay or not okay for other people to have sex outside of marriage? (SEXNOMAR)
TOTAL%
1) Okay122840.9
2) Not okay164554.8
3) (VOL.) Depends872.9
9) (VOL.) Don't know/Refused421.4
TOTAL3002100.0
104) And here are few things some people do. For each one, please tell me if you think it's something that's okay or not okay for other people to do - even if you might not do it yourself. Is it okay or not okay for other people to have a baby outside of marriage? (BABY)
TOTAL%
1) Okay126242
2) Not okay151950.6
3) (VOL.) Depends1735.8
9) (VOL.) Don't know/Refused481.6
TOTAL3002100.0
105) And here are few things some people do. For each one, please tell me if you think it's something that's okay or not okay for other people to do - even if you might not do it yourself. Is it okay or not okay for other people to smoke marijuana? (MARIJUAN)
TOTAL%
1) Okay92230.7
2) Not okay188462.8
3) (VOL.) Depends1615.4
9) (VOL.) Don't know/Refused341.1
TOTAL3001100.0
106) And here are few things some people do. For each one, please tell me if you think it's something that's okay or not okay for other people to do - even if you might not do it yourself. Is it okay or not okay for other people to download or share music or video files without paying for them? (DOWNLOAD)
TOTAL%
1) Okay66822.3
2) Not okay214971.6
3) (VOL.) Depends872.9
9) (VOL.) Don't know/Refused983.3
TOTAL3002100.0
107) And here are few things some people do. For each one, please tell me if you think it's something that's okay or not okay for other people to do - even if you might not do it yourself. Is it okay or not okay for other people use cable TV or wireless connection without paying for it? (USENOPAY)
TOTAL%
1) Okay2658.8
2) Not okay267489.1
3) (VOL.) Depends19.6
9) (VOL.) Don't know/Refused441.5
TOTAL3002100.0
108) Do you happen to know which political party has a majority in the U.S. House of Representatives? (MAJHOUSE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, Republican184961.6
2) Yes, Democrat2187.3
9) (VOL.) No/Can't say/Don't know/Other incorrect93531.1
TOTAL3002100.0
109) How have you been getting most of your news about national and international issues? From television, from newspapers, from radio, from magazines, or from the Internet? (FIRST RESPONSE) (NEWS1)
TOTAL%
1) Television184861.6
2) Newspapers44114.7
3) Radio2297.6
4) Magazines642.1
5) Internet33211.1
6) (VOL.) Other702.3
9) (VOL.) Don't know/Refused18.6
TOTAL3002100.0
110) How have you been getting most of your news about national and international issues? From television, from newspapers, from radio, from magazines, or from the Internet? (SECOND RESPONSE) (NEWS2)
TOTAL%
1) Television37322.1
2) Newspapers68240.5
3) Radio25114.9
4) Magazines674
5) Internet29217.3
6) (VOL.) Other211.2
Missing1316 
TOTAL1686100.0
111) How much do you enjoy keeping up with the news - a lot, some, not much, or not at all? (ENJOYNWS)
TOTAL%
1) A lot141247.1
2) Some99533.2
3) Not much44014.7
4) Not at all1394.6
9) (VOL.) Don't know/Refused15.5
TOTAL3001100.0
112) Here are a couple of statements. Please tell me if you agree or disagree with each one. If something in the news is important enough I'll find out about it without having to pay close attention. (IMPORTAN)
TOTAL%
1) Agree158652.8
2) Disagree134344.7
9) (VOL.) Don't know/Refused732.4
TOTAL3002100.0
113) Here are a couple of statements. Please tell me if you agree or disagree with each one. I like news sources that share my political point of view. (NEWSSRCE)
TOTAL%
1) Agree164054.6
2) Disagree119139.7
9) (VOL.) Don't know/Refused1705.7
TOTAL3001100.0
114) Are you now employed full-time, part-time or not employed? (EMPLOYED)
TOTAL%
1) Full-time142447.4
2) Part-time42414.1
3) Not employed113237.7
9) (VOL.) Don't know/Refused22.7
TOTAL3002100.0
115) (IF NOT EMPLOYED ASK:) Is that because you are a student, retired, choose not to work, or because you've lost or quit a job? (NOTEMPL)
TOTAL%
1) Student837.3
2) Retired55148.7
3) Choose not to work20017.7
4) Lost or quit a job11410.1
5) (VOL.) Other reason17515.5
9) (VOL.) Don't know/Refused9.8
Missing1870 
TOTAL1132100.0
116) Verbatim responses given for ‘Other reason' in NOTEMPL (NOTEMPL2)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL0
117) (ASK IF EMPLOYED FULL- OR PART-TIME) Do you now earn enough money to lead the kind of life you want, or not? (MONEY)
TOTAL%
1) Yes91349.4
2) No92149.8
9) (VOL.) Don't know/Refused14.8
Missing1154 
TOTAL1848100.0
118) (ASK IF 2 ‘NO' IN MONEY) Do you think you will be able to earn enough money in the future to lead the kind of life you want, or not? (FUTURMON)
TOTAL%
1) Yes61266.4
2) No27129.4
9) (VOL.) Don't know/Refused384.1
Missing2080 
TOTAL921100.0
119) (IF NOT EMPLOYED OR DK/REF [3, 9 IN EMPLOYED] ASK:) Do you now have enough income to lead the kind of life you want, or not? (INCOME)
TOTAL%
1) Yes61553.3
2) No51144.3
9) (VOL.) Don't know/Refused282.4
Missing1848 
TOTAL1154100.0
120) (IF INCOME = 2 ASK:) Do you think you will have enough income in the future to lead the kind of life you want, or not? (FUTURINC)
TOTAL%
1) Yes25950.7
2) No20640.3
9) (VOL.) Don't know/Refused469
Missing2491 
TOTAL511100.0
121) Are you, yourself, of Hispanic origin or descent, such as Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban, or some other Spanish background? (HISP)
TOTAL%
1) Yes34811.6
2) No261387
9) (VOL.) Don't know/Refused411.4
TOTAL3002100.0
122) (IF RESPONDENT ANSWERED 1 ‘HISPANIC' IN HISP, ASK:) Are you white Hispanic, black Hispanic, or some other race? (IF NON-HISPANIC ASK:) What is your race? Are you white, black, Asian, or some other? (RACE)
TOTAL%
1) White234978.2
2) Black33011
3) Asian311
4) Other or mixed race2458.2
9) (VOL.) Don't know/Refused471.6
TOTAL3002100.0
123) What is your religious preference - Protestant, Roman Catholic, Jewish, Muslim, Mormon, or an orthodox church such as the Greek or Russian Orthodox Church? [INTERVIEWER: IF ‘OTHER RELIGION' GIVEN, FOLLOW-UP WITH "And is that a Christian religion, or not?"] (RELIG)
TOTAL%
1) Protestant (include Baptist, Lutheran, Methodist, Presbyterian, Episcopalian, Pentecostal, Jehovah's Witness, Church of Christ, etc.)150150
2) Roman Catholic79826.6
3) Jewish541.8
4) Mormon (include Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints)742.5
5) Orthodox Church (Greek or Russian)16.5
6) Islam/Muslim7.2
7) Other religion - Christian451.5
8) Other religion - non-Christian692.3
9) No religion, not a believer, atheist, agnostic37012.3
99) (VOL.) Don't know/Refused672.2
TOTAL3001100.0
124) (IF CHRISTIAN [RELIG = 1, 2, 4, 5, 7] ASK:) Would you describe yourself as a "born-again" or evangelical Christian, or not? (BORN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes96239.1
2) No143058.1
9) (VOL.) Don't know/Refused702.8
Missing540 
TOTAL2462100.0
125) Aside from weddings and funerals, how often do you attend religious services...more than once a week, once a week, once or twice a month, a few times a year, seldom, or never? (ATTEND)
TOTAL%
1) More than once a week36712.2
2) Once a week69523.2
3) Once or twice a month46115.4
4) A few times a year58419.5
5) Seldom41513.8
6) Never42814.3
9) (VOL.) Don't know/Refused521.7
TOTAL3002100.0
126) Verbatim responses for ‘other' on RELIG (OTHER)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL0
127) Last year, that is in 2005, what was your total family income from all sources, before taxes? Just stop me when I get to the right category. (FAMINC)
TOTAL%
1) Less than $10,0002157.2
2) 10 to under $20,00030310.1
3) 20 to under $30,00031310.4
4) 30 to under $40,00031710.6
5) 40 to under $50,0002478.2
6) 50 to under $75,00043114.4
7) 75 to under $100,00039713.2
8) 100 to under $150,0002006.7
9) $150,000 or more1876.2
10) (VOL.) Don't know/Refused39213.1
TOTAL3002100.0
128) (ASK IF AGE < 26) Do you depend on your parents or other family members for financial assistance, or not? (DEPEND)
TOTAL%
1) Yes20345.8
2) Not23352.6
9) (VOL.) Don't know/Refused71.6
Missing2560 
TOTAL443100.0
129) Are you, yourself, now covered by any form of health insurance or health plan, including Medicare or Medicaid? (HEALTH)
TOTAL%
1) Yes248682.8
2) No47015.7
9) (VOL.) Don't know/Refused461.5
TOTAL3002100.0
130) 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? (REGIST)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, registered240780.2
2) No, not registered51517.2
9) (VOL.) Don't know/Refused802.7
TOTAL3002100.0
131) (IF RESPONDENT ANSWERED '1' YES IN REGIST ASK:) Are you absolutely certain that you are registered to vote, or is there a chance that your registration has lapsed because you moved or for some other reason? (REGICERT)
TOTAL%
1) Absolutely certain229595.3
2) Chance registration has lapsed833.4
9) (VOL.) Don't know/Refused291.2
Missing595 
TOTAL2407100.0
132) In politics TODAY, do you consider yourself a Republican, Democrat, or Independent? (PARTY)
TOTAL%
1) Republican79226.4
2) Democrat95931.9
3) Independent85628.5
4) (VOL.) No preference2016.7
5) (VOL.) Other party301
9) (VOL.) Don't know/Refused1645.5
TOTAL3002100.0
133) (IF ANSWERED 3, 4, 5, OR 9 IN PARTY, ASK:) As of today do you lean more to the Republican Party or more to the Democratic Party? (PARTYLN)
TOTAL%
1) Republican33026.4
2) Democrat36429.1
9) (VOL.) Other/Don't know/Refused55744.5
Missing1751 
TOTAL1251100.0
134) In general, would you describe your political views as very conservative, conservative, moderate, liberal, or very liberal? (POLVIEWS)
TOTAL%
1) Very conservative1796
2) Conservative78626.2
3) Moderate120740.2
4) Liberal43514.5
5) Very liberal1394.6
9) (VOL.) Don't know/Refused2578.6
TOTAL3003100.0
135) (ASK IF AGE > 25) Do you own or rent your home? (HOME)
TOTAL%
1) Own198377.5
2) Rent46618.2
3) (VOL.) Other arrangement652.5
9) (VOL.) Don't know/Refused451.8
Missing442 
TOTAL2559100.0
136) (ASK IF AGE < 26) Do you own your home, rent, live in a dorm or live with your parents? (HOME2)
TOTAL%
1) Own6214
2) Rent16537.3
3) Live in a dorm184.1
4) Live with parents17740
5) Other arrangement112.5
9) (VOL.) Don't know/Refused92
Missing2560 
TOTAL442100.0
137) (ASK CELL SAMPLE:) Is the cell phone your only phone or do you also have a regular telephone at home? (ONLYCELL)
TOTAL%
1) Cell is only phone10455.3
2) Has regular phone at home8143.1
9) (VOL.) Don't know/Refused31.6
Missing2813 
TOTAL188100.0
138) (ASK LANDLINE SAMPLE ONLY) Do you happen to have a cell phone or not? (HAVECELL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes198370.5
2) No77727.6
9) (VOL.) Don't know/Refused521.8
Missing189 
TOTAL2812100.0
139) (IF R HAS BOTH CELL AND LANDLINE, ASK:) Of all the phone calls that you receive, about how many are received on a cell phone? Would you say all or almost all, more than half, less than half, or very few or none? (CELLCALL)
TOTAL%
1) All or almost all44221.4
2) More than half36017.4
3) Less than half53926.1
4) Very few or none70434.1
9) (VOL.) Don't know/Refused19.9
Missing937 
TOTAL2064100.0
140) Weight variable (WEIGHT)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL21.752
141) Two-way age (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-AGE)
TOTAL%
1) 18-2544214.9
2) 26-98253385.1
Missing27 
TOTAL2975100.0
142) What is the last grade or class that you completed in school? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-EDUC)
TOTAL%
1) None, or grade 1-8832.8
2) High school incomplete2939.8
3) High school graduate109036.5
4) Technical, trade, or vocational school AFTER high school772.6
5) Some college63921.4
6) College graduate80627
Missing15 
TOTAL2988100.0
143) Respondent's sex (for use with online analysis) (I-GENDER)
TOTAL%
1) Male143147.7
2) Female157152.3
TOTAL3002100.0
144) Are you married, divorced, separated, widowed, or never been married? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Married160353.7
2) Divorced33311.2
3) Separated712.4
4) Widowed2819.4
5) Never been married69723.4
Missing17 
TOTAL2985100.0
145) What is your religious preference - Protestant, Roman Catholic, Jewish, Muslim, Mormon, or an orthodox church such as the Greek or Russian Orthodox Church? [INTERVIEWER: IF ‘OTHER RELIGION' GIVEN, FOLLOW-UP WITH "And is that a Christian religion, or not?"] (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-RELIGION)
TOTAL%
1) Protestant150151.2
2) Roman Catholic79827.2
3) Jewish541.8
4) Mormon (include Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints)742.5
5) Other religion1374.7
9) No religion, not a believer, atheist, agnostic37012.6
Missing67 
TOTAL2934100.0
146) Aside from weddings and funerals, how often do you attend religious services...more than once a week, once a week, once or twice a month, a few times a year, seldom, or never? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-ATTEND)
TOTAL%
1) More than once a week36712.4
2) Once a week69523.6
3) Once or twice a month46115.6
4) A few times a year58419.8
5) Seldom41514.1
6) Never42814.5
Missing52 
TOTAL2950100.0
147) In general, would you describe your political views as very conservative, conservative, moderate, liberal, or very liberal? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-POLITICS)
TOTAL%
1) Very conservative1796.5
2) Conservative78628.6
3) Moderate120744
4) Liberal43515.8
5) Very liberal1395.1
Missing257 
TOTAL2746100.0