PRRI/RNS Religion News Survey, November 2010

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All frequencies weighted by 34) WEIGHT
1) Overall, do you think the tone of the 2010 election was generally more positive, more negative, or not different than past elections? (Q1)
TOTAL%
1) More positive21521.5
2) More negative41541.5
3) No different30730.7
99) Don't know/Refused626.2
TOTAL999100.0
2) How serious a problem is the lack of civil or respectful discourse in our political system? Is it a very serious problem, a somewhat serious problem, not too serious a problem, or not a serious problem at all? (Q2)
TOTAL%
1) A very serious problem49149.1
2) A somewhat serious problem32032
3) Not too serious a problem747.4
4) Not a serious problem at all252.5
99) Don't know/Refused919.1
TOTAL1001100.0
3) How well do America's political leaders work to overcome differences in order to get things done? Very well, somewhat well, not too well or not at all well? (Q3A)
TOTAL%
1) Very well191.9
2) Somewhat well18718.7
3) Not too well35435.4
4) Not at all well37937.9
99) Don't know/Refused616.1
TOTAL1000100.0
4) What about people in your local community? (Q3B)
TOTAL%
1) Very well18518.5
2) Somewhat well47647.6
3) Not too well17517.5
4) Not at all well969.6
99) Don't know/Refused686.8
TOTAL1000100.0
5) What about people in your church or religious congregation? (Q3C)
TOTAL%
1) Very well33933.9
2) Somewhat well30130.1
3) Not too well494.9
4) Not at all well262.6
98) Do not attend religious services/have a congregation20720.7
99) Don't know/Refused797.9
TOTAL1001100.0
6) Today, do you think Americans are more divided over politics than they were in the past, less divided or are they about the same? (Q4A)
TOTAL%
1) More divided58858.8
2) Less divided555.5
3) About the same32732.7
99) Don't know/Refused303
TOTAL1000100.0
7) What about religion? Are Americans more divided over religion today than they were in the past, less divided or about the same? (Q4B)
TOTAL%
1) More divided40640.6
2) Less divided15715.7
3) About the same38338.3
99) Don't know/Refused545.4
TOTAL1000100.0
8) What is your present religion if any? Are you Protestant, Catholic, Jewish, Mormon, Muslim, something else, or nothing in particular? (RELIG)
TOTAL%
1) Protestant32032.1
2) Catholic20820.8
3) Jewish111.1
4) Mormon161.6
5) Muslim2.2
6) Christian or just Christian11011
7) Unitarian/Universalist00
8) Hindu1.1
9) Buddhist8.8
10) Something else12012
98) Nothing in particular17617.6
99) Refused262.6
TOTAL998100.0
9) Would you describe yourself as ‘born again' or evangelical Christian or not? (BORN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes27249.4
2) No26648.3
99) Refused132.4
Missing450 
TOTAL551100.0
10) Unique respondent identifier (QNO)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL1000449002421.621312.95
11) Case ID (CASEID)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL10002421.621312.95
12) Gender (SEX)
TOTAL%
1) Male48548.5
2) Female51551.5
TOTAL1000100.0
13) Are you the male/female head of this household? (HEADHH)
TOTAL%
1) Yes87187.1
2) No12512.5
99) Refused/Nr4.4
TOTAL1000100.0
14) Are you currently employed full time, employed part time, self employed, retired, or not currently employed? (EMPLOY)
TOTAL%
1) Employed full time41441.4
2) Employed part time10310.3
3) Self employed989.8
4) Retired20220.2
5) Not currently employed17417.4
99) Refused/Nr9.9
TOTAL1000100.0
15) In politics, as of today, do you consider yourself a Republican, a Democrat, or an Independent? (PARTY)
TOTAL%
1) Republican24224.2
2) Democrat31231.2
3) Independent35235.2
98) Other party313.1
99) Don't know/Refused636.3
TOTAL1000100.0
16) [If not Republican or Democrat] As of today, do you lean more to the Democratic Party or the Republican Party? (PARTYLN)
TOTAL%
1) Republican15334.3
2) Democratic11225.1
98) Neither/Other15234.1
99) Don't know/Refused296.5
Missing554 
TOTAL446100.0
17) Political Party Identification (PRTYFULL)
TOTAL%
1) Republican24224.2
2) Independent- lean Republican15315.3
3) Independent12512.5
4) Independent- lean Democratic11211.2
5) Democrat31231.2
98) Other party343.4
99) Don't know/Refused222.2
TOTAL1000100.0
18) What is your occupation? (OCCUP)
TOTAL%
1) White collar – professional, managerial, owner28346.1
2) White collar – sales, clerical9715.8
3) Blue collar – craftsmen, Foremen8714.2
4) Blue collar – semiskilled, unskilled599.6
5) Service worker6510.6
199) Refused/Nr233.7
Missing386 
TOTAL614100.0
19) What is your current marital status? Are you married, living as married, single and never been married, divorced, separated, or widowed? (MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Married55955.8
2) Living as married222.2
3) Single and never been married22622.6
4) Divorced989.8
5) Separated191.9
6) Widowed676.7
99) Refused/Nr101
TOTAL1001100.0
20) Do you own or rent the dwelling in which you live? (OWN)
TOTAL%
1) Own68868.8
2) Rent24324.3
99) Refused/Nr696.9
TOTAL1000100.0
21) Altogether, including you and any others, how many people regularly live in this household? (HHNUM)
TOTAL%
1) One16616.6
2) Two31031
3) Three17917.9
4) Four18118.1
5) Five878.7
6) Six343.4
7) Seven111.1
8) Eight8.8
9) Nine1.1
10) Ten or more3.3
99) Refused/Nr202
TOTAL1000100.0
22) Are there any children living in your household under 6 years of age? (CHILD6)
TOTAL%
1) Yes20124.7
2) No60774.5
99) Refused/Nr7.9
Missing185 
TOTAL815100.0
23) Are there any children living in your household aged 6 through 11? (CHILD11)
TOTAL%
1) Yes20324.9
2) No60574.2
99) Refused/Nr7.9
Missing185 
TOTAL815100.0
24) Are there any children living in your household aged 12 through 17? (CHILD17)
TOTAL%
1) Yes18823.1
2) No62076.1
99) Refused/Nr7.9
Missing185 
TOTAL815100.0
25) What was the last grade in school you completed? (EDUC)
TOTAL%
1) 8th grade or less141.4
2) High school incomplete (grades 9, 10, 11)676.7
3) High school complete (grade 12)23723.7
4) Some college, but no degree16216.2
5) Associates degree888.8
6) College graduate/Bachelors degree25925.9
7) Postgraduate Degree, such as Master's, PH.D., MD, JD16016
99) Refused/Nr121.2
TOTAL999100.0
26) What is your age? (AGE)
TOTAL%
1) 18-20636.3
2) 21-24636.3
3) 25-29474.7
4) 30-3413113.1
5) 35-39848.4
6) 40-44959.5
7) 45-49797.9
8) 50-5411511.5
9) 55-59737.3
10) 60-64777.7
11) 65-69575.7
12) 70-74353.5
13) 75 or older737.3
99) Refused/Nr8.8
TOTAL1000100.0
27) Are you Spanish, Hispanic, or Latino? (HISP)
TOTAL%
1) Yes13613.6
2) No85385.3
99) Refused/Nr111.1
TOTAL1000100.0
28) Which of the following describes your race? You can select as many as apply – Mention 01 (RACE1)
TOTAL%
1) White/Caucasian73773.7
2) Black/African- American12312.3
3) Asian/Asian- American212.1
4) Some other race10210.2
99) Refused/Nr171.7
TOTAL1000100.0
29) Which of the following describes your race? You can select as many as apply – Mention 02 (RACE2)
TOTAL%
2) Black/African-American28.7
3) Asian/Asian-American521.7
4) Some other race1669.6
Missing978 
TOTAL23100.0
30) Which of the following describes your race? You can select as many as apply – Mention 03 (RACE3)
TOTAL%
3) Asian/Asian- American00
4) Some other race2100
Missing997 
TOTAL2100.0
31) Was your TOTAL household income BEFORE taxes for 2009 less than $50,000 or $50,000 or more? (INC1)
TOTAL%
1) Less than $50,00035135.1
2) $50,000 or more49549.5
99) Don't know/Refused/Nr15415.4
TOTAL1000100.0
32) TOTAL household income BEFORE taxes for 2009 less than $50,000? (INC2)
TOTAL%
1) Under $25,00013939.6
2) $25,000 but less than $30,0005816.5
3) $30,000 but less than $35,0004312.3
4) $35,000 but less than $40,000308.5
5) $40,000 but less than $50,0007320.8
99) Refused (unspecified after less than $50,000)82.3
Missing649 
TOTAL351100.0
33) TOTAL household income BEFORE taxes for 2009 $50,000 or more? (INC3)
TOTAL%
1) $50,000 but less than $60,00010421
2) $60,000 but less than $75,0008416.9
3) $75,000 but less than $100,0009819.8
4) $100,000 but less than $125,0006913.9
5) $125,000 or more8617.3
99) Refused (unspecified after $50,000 or more)5511.1
Missing505 
TOTAL496100.0
34) Weights (WEIGHT)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL0.9780.787
35) Time Zone (TIMEZONE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL10005.971.14
36) State (STATE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL0
37) Metro/Non-Metro (METRO)
TOTAL%
1) In Center City of Metropolitan Area32432.4
2) Outside Center City, Inside Center City County20020
3) Inside Suburban County of Metropolitan Area19219.2
4) In Metropolitan Area with No Center City515.1
5) In Non-Metropolitan Area23323.3
TOTAL1000100.0
38) Division (DIVISION)
TOTAL%
1) New England555.5
2) Middle Atlantic13013
3) East North Central15215.2
4) West North Central686.8
5) South Atlantic16616.6
6) East South Central868.6
7) West South Central11611.6
8) Mountain696.9
9) Pacific15815.8
TOTAL1000100.0
39) Region (REGION)
TOTAL%
1) North East18518.5
2) Midwest22022
3) South36836.8
4) West22722.7
TOTAL1000100.0
40) Date of Interview (INTV_DTE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL1000110710.92112.39
41) What is your age? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-AGE)
TOTAL%
1) 18-2917417.5
2) 30-3921521.7
3) 40-4917417.5
4) 50-6426526.7
5) 65+16416.5
Missing8 
TOTAL992100.0
42) What was the last grade in school you completed? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-EDUC)
TOTAL%
1) Less than high school diploma828.3
2) High school complete (grade 12)23724
3) Some college, but no degree16216.4
4) Associates degree888.9
5) College graduate/Bachelors degree25926.2
6) Postgraduate Degree, such as Master's, PH.D., MD, JD16016.2
Missing12 
TOTAL988100.0
43) In politics, as of today, do you consider yourself a Republican, a Democrat, or an Independent? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-PARTYID)
TOTAL%
1) Republican24225.8
2) Democrat31233.3
3) Independent35237.6
4) Other party313.3
Missing63 
TOTAL937100.0
44) Region (for use with online analysis) (I-REGION)
TOTAL%
1) North East18518.5
2) Midwest22022
3) South36836.8
4) West22722.7
TOTAL1000100.0
45) What is your present religion if any? Are you Protestant, Catholic, Jewish, Mormon, Muslim, something else, or nothing in particular? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-RELIGION)
TOTAL%
1) Protestant43044.2
2) Catholic20821.4
3) Jewish111.1
4) Something else14815.2
5) Nothing in particular17618.1
Missing26 
TOTAL973100.0
46) Gender (for use with online analysis) (I-SEX)
TOTAL%
1) Male48548.5
2) Female51551.5
TOTAL1000100.0