PRRI/RNS Religion News Survey, October 2010

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All frequencies weighted by 35) WEIGHT
1) Overall, do you think messages on the issues of homosexuality coming from America's places of worship are generally positive, generally negative or do you think most places of worship do not talk about the issue? (Q1)
TOTAL%
1) Generally positive676.7
2) Generally negative43243.2
3) Do not talk about the issue37937.9
99) Don't know/Refused12212.2
TOTAL1000100.0
2) If you had to grade America's places of worship on how they are handling the issue of homosexuality, would you give them an ‘A', ‘B', ‘C', ‘D' or an ‘F'? (Q2)
TOTAL%
1) A515.1
2) B11411.4
3) C29729.7
4) D17817.8
5) F23623.6
99) Don't know/Refused12412.4
TOTAL1000100.0
3) If you had to grade your own place of worship on how it is handling the issue of homosexuality, would you give it an ‘A', ‘B', ‘C', ‘D', or an ‘F'? (Q3)
TOTAL%
1) A27527.5
2) B17317.3
3) C18318.3
4) D595.9
5) F10910.9
98) Do not have/attend place of worship12312.3
99) Don't know/Refused787.8
TOTAL1000100.0
4) [HOW MUCH, IF AT ALL, DO YOU BELIEVE MESSAGES ABOUT THE ISSUE OF HOMOSEXUALITY COMING FROM PLACES OF WORSHIP CONTRIBUTE TO EACH OF THE FOLLOWING? WOULD YOU SAY A LOT, A LITTLE OR NOT AT ALL?] Negative views of gay and lesbian people (Q4A)
TOTAL%
1) A lot40440.4
2) A little31531.5
3) Not at all16916.9
99) Don't know/Refused11211.2
TOTAL1000100.0
5) [HOW MUCH, IF AT ALL, DO YOU BELIEVE MESSAGES ABOUT THE ISSUE OF HOMOSEXUALITY COMING FROM PLACES OF WORSHIP CONTRIBUTE TO EACH OF THE FOLLOWING? WOULD YOU SAY A LOT, A LITTLE OR NOT AT ALL?] Higher rates of suicide among gay and lesbian youth (Q4B)
TOTAL%
1) A lot32632.6
2) A little32432.4
3) Not at all20820.8
99) Don't know/Refused14314.3
TOTAL1001100.0
6) [HOW MUCH, IF AT ALL, DO YOU BELIEVE MESSAGES ABOUT THE ISSUE OF HOMOSEXUALITY COMING FROM PLACES OF WORSHIP CONTRIBUTE TO EACH OF THE FOLLOWING? WOULD YOU SAY A LOT, A LITTLE OR NOT AT ALL?] Higher standards of morality among youth (Q4C)
TOTAL%
1) A lot29329.3
2) A little32532.5
3) Not at all24024
99) Don't know/Refused14114.1
TOTAL999100.0
7) Do you personally believe that sexual relations between two adults of the same gender is a sin, or not? (Q5)
TOTAL%
1) Yes43943.9
2) No46146.1
99) Don't know/Refused10010
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) Protestant31731.7
2) Catholic18318.3
3) Jewish191.9
4) Mormon151.5
5) Muslim1.1
6) Christian or ‘Just Christian'10510.5
7) Unitarian/Universalist4.4
8) Hindu1.1
9) Buddhist3.3
10) Something else12512.5
98) Nothing in particular20120.1
99) Refused252.5
TOTAL999100.0
9) Would you describe yourself as a ‘born-again' or evangelical Christian, or not? (BORN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes29453.6
2) No24344.3
99) Refused112
Missing452 
TOTAL548100.0
10) Aside from weddings and funerals, how often do you attend religious services? Would you say 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 week15615.6
2) Once a week24024
3) Once or twice a month13213.2
4) A few times a year19419.4
5) Seldom14014
6) Never11411.4
99) Don't know/Refused232.3
TOTAL999100.0
11) Unique respondent identifier (QNO)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL1000418003283.041936.25
12) Case ID (CASEID)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL10003283.041936.25
13) Gender (SEX)
TOTAL%
1) Male48548.5
2) Female51551.5
TOTAL1000100.0
14) Are you the male/female head of this household? (HEADHH)
TOTAL%
1) Yes87187.1
2) No11511.5
99) Refused/Nr141.4
TOTAL1000100.0
15) Are you currently employed full time, employed part time, self employed, retired, or not currently employed? (EMPLOY)
TOTAL%
1) Employed full time42142.1
2) Employed part time10410.4
3) Self employed909
4) Retired20820.8
5) Not currently employed17317.3
99) Refused/Nr4.4
TOTAL1000100.0
16) In politics, as of today, do you consider yourself a Republican, a Democrat, or an Independent? (PARTY)
TOTAL%
1) Republican24924.9
2) Democrat30230.2
3) Independent36236.2
98) Other party343.4
99) Don't know/Refused525.2
TOTAL999100.0
17) [Asked if not Republican or Democrat] As of today, do you lean more to the Democratic Party or the Republican Party? (PARTYLN)
TOTAL%
1) Republican12527.8
2) Democratic14432.1
98) Neither/Other13931
99) Don't know/Refused419.1
Missing551 
TOTAL449100.0
18) Political Party Identification (PRTYFULL)
TOTAL%
1) Republican24924.9
2) Independent-lean Republican12512.5
3) Independent11111.1
4) Independent-lean Democratic14414.4
5) Democrat30230.2
98) Other party434.3
99) Don't know/Refused262.6
TOTAL1000100.0
19) What is your occupation? (OCCUP)
TOTAL%
1) White collar – professional, managerial, owner26442.9
2) White collar – sales, clerical12620.5
3) Blue collar – craftsmen/Foremen6610.7
4) Blue collar – semiskilled, unskilled6811.1
5) Service worker7512.2
199) Refused/Nr162.6
Missing385 
TOTAL615100.0
20) What is your current marital status? Are you married, living as married, single and never been married, divorced, separated, or widowed? (MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Married51651.6
2) Living as married232.3
3) Single and never been married24824.8
4) Divorced10610.6
5) Separated202
6) Widowed666.6
99) Refused/Nr212.1
TOTAL1000100.0
21) Do you own or rent the dwelling in which you live? (OWN)
TOTAL%
1) Own68668.6
2) Rent24024
99) Refused747.4
TOTAL1000100.0
22) Altogether, including you and any others, how many people regularly live in this household? (HHNUM)
TOTAL%
1) One15915.9
2) Two32032
3) Three19319.3
4) Four16516.5
5) Five747.4
6) Six464.6
7) Seven121.2
8) Eight7.7
9) Nine1.1
10) Ten or more2.2
99) Refused/Nr212.1
TOTAL1000100.0
23) Are there any children living in your household under 6 years of age? (CHILD6)
TOTAL%
1) Yes20124.5
2) No61575
99) Refused/Nr4.5
Missing180 
TOTAL820100.0
24) Are there any children living in your household aged 6 through 11? (CHILD11)
TOTAL%
1) Yes16920.6
2) No64878.9
99) Refused/Nr4.5
Missing180 
TOTAL821100.0
25) Are there any children living in your household aged 12 through 17? (CHILD17)
TOTAL%
1) Yes17321.1
2) No64378.4
99) Refused/Nr4.5
Missing180 
TOTAL820100.0
26) What was the last grade in school you completed? (EDUC)
TOTAL%
1) 8th grade or less8.8
2) High school incomplete (grades 9, 10, 11)555.5
3) High school complete (grade 12)29429.4
4) Some college, but no degree18418.4
5) Associates degree666.6
6) College graduate/Bachelors degree21621.6
7) Postgraduate Degree such as Master's, PH.D., MD, JD15515.5
99) Refused/Nr222.2
TOTAL1000100.0
27) What is your age? (AGE)
TOTAL%
1) 18-20696.9
2) 21-24555.5
3) 25-29656.5
4) 30-3410710.7
5) 35-39919.1
6) 40-44858.5
7) 45-49828.2
8) 50-5410610.6
9) 55-59727.2
10) 60-64767.6
11) 65-69525.2
12) 70-74363.6
13) 75 or older757.5
99) Refused/Nr303
TOTAL1001100.0
28) Are you Spanish, Hispanic, or Latino? (HISP)
TOTAL%
1) Yes13413.4
2) No84784.7
99) Refused/Nr191.9
TOTAL1000100.0
29) Which of the following describes your race? You can select as many as apply – Mention 01 (RACE1)
TOTAL%
1) White/Caucasian73873.7
2) Black/African-American12212.2
3) Asian/Asian-American121.2
4) Some other race969.6
99) Refused/Nr333.3
TOTAL1001100.0
30) Which of the following describes your race? You can select as many as apply – Mention 02 (RACE2)
TOTAL%
2) Black/African-American520.8
3) Asian/Asian-American14.2
4) Some other race1875
Missing976 
TOTAL24100.0
31) 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 race1100
Missing999 
TOTAL1100.0
32) Was your TOTAL household income BEFORE taxes for 2009 less than $50,000 or $50,000 or more? (INC1)
TOTAL%
1) Less than $50,00040340.3
2) $50,000 or more48248.2
99) Don't know/Refused/Nr11411.4
TOTAL999100.0
33) TOTAL household income BEFORE taxes for 2009 less than $50,000? (INC2)
TOTAL%
1) Under $25,00014134.9
2) $25,000 but less than $30,0006115.1
3) $30,000 but less than $35,0004711.6
4) $35,000 but less than $40,000399.7
5) $40,000 but less than $50,0009222.8
99) Refused (unspecified after less than $50,000)245.9
Missing597 
TOTAL404100.0
34) TOTAL household income BEFORE taxes for 2009 $50,000 or more? (INC3)
TOTAL%
1) $50,000 but less than $60,0007816.1
2) $60,000 but less than $75,0007916.4
3) $75,000 but less than $100,00010120.9
4) $100,000 but less than $125,0005110.6
5) $125,000 or more11022.8
99) Refused (unspecified after $50,000 or more)6413.3
Missing518 
TOTAL483100.0
35) Weights (WEIGHT)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL0.990.874
36) Time Zone (TIMEZONE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL10005.891.08
37) State (STATE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL0
38) Metro/Non-Metro (METRO)
TOTAL%
1) In Center City of Metropolitan Area31731.6
2) Outside Center City, Inside Center City County18318.3
3) Inside Suburban County of Metropolitan Area22622.6
4) In Metropolitan Area with No Center City323.2
5) In Non-Metropolitan Area24424.4
TOTAL1002100.0
39) Division (DIVISION)
TOTAL%
1) New England525.2
2) Middle Atlantic13313.3
3) East North Central16716.7
4) West North Central535.3
5) South Atlantic17217.2
6) East South Central808
7) West South Central11711.7
8) Mountain10010
9) Pacific12712.7
TOTAL1001100.0
40) Region (REGION)
TOTAL%
1) North East18518.5
2) Midwest22022
3) South36836.8
4) West22722.7
TOTAL1000100.0
41) Date of Interview (INTV_DTE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL1000101535.11108.33
42) What is your age? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-AGE)
TOTAL%
1) 18-2918819.4
2) 30-3919820.4
3) 40-4916717.2
4) 50-6425426.2
5) 65+16316.8
Missing30 
TOTAL970100.0
43) What was the last grade in school you completed? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-EDUC)
TOTAL%
1) Less than high school diploma636.4
2) High school complete (grade 12)29430.1
3) Some college, but no degree18418.8
4) Associates degree666.7
5) College graduate/Bachelors degree21622.1
6) Postgraduate Degree such as Master's, PH.D., MD, JD15515.8
Missing22 
TOTAL978100.0
44) 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) Republican24926.3
2) Democrat30231.9
3) Independent36238.2
4) Other party343.6
Missing52 
TOTAL947100.0
45) Region (for use with online analysis) (I-REGION)
TOTAL%
1) North East18518.5
2) Midwest22022
3) South36836.8
4) West22722.7
TOTAL1000100.0
46) 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) Protestant42243.3
2) Catholic18318.8
3) Jewish192
4) Something else14915.3
5) Nothing in particular20120.6
Missing25 
TOTAL974100.0
47) Gender (for use with online analysis) (I-SEX)
TOTAL%
1) Male48548.5
2) Female51551.5
TOTAL1000100.0