The 2000 American Rabbi Study

Data Archive > U.S. Surveys > Religious Groups > Members or Leaders > Jewish > Codebook


All frequencies weighted by 298) WEIGHT
1) Respondent ID (ID)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL191116.6291962.66
2) Some people don't pay much attention to political campaigns. How about you? Were you very interested, somewhat interested, or not interested in the 2000 political campaigns? (POLINT)
TOTAL%
1) Very interested29881.4
2) Somewhat interested6517.8
3) Not interested3.8
Missing35 
TOTAL366100.0
3) How much attention did you pay to news reports about the current campaign season? (ATTNMDIA)
TOTAL%
1) A great deal20655.2
2) Quite a bit11731.4
3) Some4111
4) Very little92.4
Missing29 
TOTAL373100.0
4) How actively involved are you in politics and public affairs? (INVOLVED)
TOTAL%
1) A great deal5715.4
2) Quite a bit9625.9
3) Some12533.8
4) Very little6918.6
5) None236.2
Missing31 
TOTAL370100.0
5) If it were possible, would you like to be more or less involved with politics and public affairs? (NVLVDPRF)
TOTAL%
1) Much more5916
2) Somewhat more13837.4
3) Same as now16444.4
4) Somewhat less71.9
5) Much less1.3
Missing32 
TOTAL369100.0
6) Do [MOVEMENT] Jews, as a movement, need to be more or less involved with politics/public affairs (see note 1 on the ARDA summary page)? (NVLVDGRP)
TOTAL%
1) Much more10328.3
2) Somewhat more16846.2
3) Same as now8322.8
4) Somewhat less92.5
5) Much less1.3
Missing37 
TOTAL364100.0
7) Some clergy are more politically involved than others for a variety of reasons. Do the following factors generally encourage or discourage your political involvement? The attitudes of my congregation (CONGATTI)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly encourage175.1
2) Encourage10330.7
3) Neutral18856
4) Discourage247.1
5) Strongly discourage41.2
Missing65 
TOTAL336100.0
8) Some clergy are more politically involved than others for a variety of reasons. Do the following factors generally encourage or discourage your political involvement? The attitudes of other rabbis (RBBIATTI)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly encourage144
2) Encourage12535.4
3) Neutral20457.8
4) Discourage72
5) Strongly discourage3.8
Missing48 
TOTAL353100.0
9) Some clergy are more politically involved than others for a variety of reasons. Do the following factors generally encourage or discourage your political involvement? Leaders and culture of my movement (MVMTLDRS)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly encourage5214.7
2) Encourage14942.2
3) Neutral13738.8
4) Discourage123.4
5) Strongly discourage3.8
Missing48 
TOTAL353100.0
10) Some clergy are more politically involved than others for a variety of reasons. Do the following factors generally encourage or discourage your political involvement? My own political beliefs (POLBEL)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly encourage16947.1
2) Encourage15242.3
3) Neutral328.9
4) Discourage51.4
5) Strongly discourage1.3
Missing42 
TOTAL359100.0
11) Some clergy are more politically involved than others for a variety of reasons. Do the following factors generally encourage or discourage your political involvement? My own theological beliefs (THEOLBEL)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly encourage15643.9
2) Encourage14340.3
3) Neutral5214.6
4) Discourage3.8
5) Strongly discourage1.3
Missing46 
TOTAL355100.0
12) Some clergy are more politically involved than others for a variety of reasons. Do the following factors generally encourage or discourage your political involvement? Demands of my job (JOBDMNDS)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly encourage144
2) Encourage5916.9
3) Neutral13338.1
4) Discourage11633.2
5) Strongly discourage277.7
Missing52 
TOTAL349100.0
13) Some clergy are more politically involved than others for a variety of reasons. Do the following factors generally encourage or discourage your political involvement? New and potential members (NEWMEMBR)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly encourage51.5
2) Encourage298.9
3) Neutral27684.4
4) Discourage123.7
5) Strongly discourage51.5
Missing72 
TOTAL327100.0
14) Some clergy are more politically involved than others for a variety of reasons. Do the following factors generally encourage or discourage your political involvement? Neighborhood residents (NEIGHBOR)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly encourage92.6
2) Encourage5014.6
3) Neutral26677.8
4) Discourage144.1
5) Strongly discourage3.9
Missing58 
TOTAL342100.0
15) Generally speaking, do you usually think of yourself as a Republican, a Democrat, or an independent? (PARTYID)
TOTAL%
1) Republican236.2
2) Democrat28777.6
3) Independent5013.5
4) No preference71.9
5) Other party3.8
Missing30 
TOTAL370100.0
16) If (Republican/Democrat), would you call yourself a STRONG (Republican/Democrat) or a NOT VERY STRONG (Republican/Democrat)? (PARTYID2)
TOTAL%
1) Strong21872.2
2) Not very strong8427.8
Missing99 
TOTAL302100.0
17) If (independent or no preference), do you think of yourself as closer to the Democratic party or closer to the Republican party? (PARTYID3)
TOTAL%
1) Republican1012.3
2) Neither1214.8
3) Democratic5972.8
Missing319 
TOTAL81100.0
18) Many people use the terms liberal, moderate, and conservative to recognize different opinions. On a scale from 1 to 5, where 1 is the most liberal position and 5 is most conservative, where would you rank yourself when you think of your general political views? (POLVIEWS)
TOTAL%
1) Most liberal8523.2
2) 13135.8
3) Moderate9526
4) 4612.6
5) Most conservative92.5
Missing34 
TOTAL366100.0
19) Do you serve in a (see note 2 on the ARDA summary page): (SERVE)
TOTAL%
1) Congregation25471.3
2) Movement organization102.8
3) Community organization318.7
4) Other (fill in the blank)6117.1
Missing45 
TOTAL356100.0
20) Do you agree or disagree with the following statements about the nomination of Joseph Lieberman for vice-president? Lieberman's candidacy made me proud to be a Jew. (LBRMNVP1)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree17447.4
2) Agree11030
3) Not sure/neutral6317.2
4) Disagree154.1
5) Strongly disagree51.4
Missing34 
TOTAL367100.0
21) Do you agree or disagree with the following statements about the nomination of Joseph Lieberman for vice-president? His candidacy increased anti-Semitic feelings. (LBRMNVP2)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree3.8
2) Agree339.1
3) Not sure/neutral9325.7
4) Disagree14941.2
5) Strongly disagree8423.2
Missing38 
TOTAL362100.0
22) Do you agree or disagree with the following statements about the nomination of Joseph Lieberman for vice-president? All Jews should have supported his bid for office. (LBRMNVP3)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree205.5
2) Agree349.4
3) Not sure/neutral5615.5
4) Disagree15743.5
5) Strongly disagree9426
Missing39 
TOTAL361100.0
23) Do you agree or disagree with the following statements about the nomination of Joseph Lieberman for vice-president? Lieberman helped the Democratic ticket. (LBRMNVP4)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree10829.7
2) Agree18149.7
3) Not sure/neutral5815.9
4) Disagree154.1
5) Strongly disagree2.5
Missing35 
TOTAL364100.0
24) Do you agree or disagree with the following statements about the nomination of Joseph Lieberman for vice-president? A Jew will be president during the twenty-first century. (LBRMNVP5)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree4111.2
2) Agree9124.9
3) Not sure/neutral18951.6
4) Disagree339
5) Strongly disagree123.3
Missing35 
TOTAL366100.0
25) Were you or your synagogue involved in a voter registration drive for the 2000 elections? (REGDRIVE)
TOTAL%
1) I was involved216.5
2) My synagogue was involved299
3) Both319.7
4) Neither24074.8
Missing79 
TOTAL321100.0
26) Have you ever participated in any of the following activities? Circle whether you have done so in the past year (2000), AND how often you generally undertake such an activity (see note 3 on the ARDA summary page). Publicly (not in a sermon) take a stand on a political issue (ISSUEPA)
TOTAL%
1) Yes201100
Missing200 
TOTAL201100.0
27) Have you ever participated in any of the following activities? Circle whether you have done so in the past year (2000), AND how often you generally undertake such an activity (see note 3 on the ARDA summary page). Publicly (not in a sermon) take a stand on a political issue (ISSUEFA)
TOTAL%
1) Often9228.8
2) Sometimes13943.4
3) Rarely7021.9
4) Never195.9
Missing80 
TOTAL320100.0
28) Have you ever participated in any of the following activities? Circle whether you have done so in the past year (2000), AND how often you generally undertake such an activity (see note 3 on the ARDA summary page). Publicly (not in a sermon) support a political candidate (ISSUEPB)
TOTAL%
1) Yes106100
Missing294 
TOTAL106100.0
29) Have you ever participated in any of the following activities? Circle whether you have done so in the past year (2000), AND how often you generally undertake such an activity (see note 3 on the ARDA summary page). Publicly (not in a sermon) support a political candidate (ISSUEFB)
TOTAL%
1) Often5016.7
2) Sometimes7424.7
3) Rarely6923
4) Never10735.7
Missing100 
TOTAL300100.0
30) Have you ever participated in any of the following activities? Circle whether you have done so in the past year (2000), AND how often you generally undertake such an activity (see note 3 on the ARDA summary page). In a sermon, take a stand on a political issue (ISSUEPC)
TOTAL%
1) Yes181100
Missing219 
TOTAL181100.0
31) Have you ever participated in any of the following activities? Circle whether you have done so in the past year (2000), AND how often you generally undertake such an activity (see note 3 on the ARDA summary page). In a sermon, take a stand on a political issue (ISSUEFC)
TOTAL%
1) Often8629.7
2) Sometimes13546.6
3) Rarely5117.6
4) Never186.2
Missing110 
TOTAL290100.0
32) Have you ever participated in any of the following activities? Circle whether you have done so in the past year (2000), AND how often you generally undertake such an activity (see note 3 on the ARDA summary page). Deliver a sermon on a controversial social or political issue (ISSUEPD)
TOTAL%
1) Yes195100
Missing205 
TOTAL195100.0
33) Have you ever participated in any of the following activities? Circle whether you have done so in the past year (2000), AND how often you generally undertake such an activity (see note 3 on the ARDA summary page). Deliver a sermon on a controversial social or political issue (ISSUEFD)
TOTAL%
1) Often8829.3
2) Sometimes16454.7
3) Rarely3712.3
4) Never113.7
Missing101 
TOTAL300100.0
34) Have you ever participated in any of the following activities? Circle whether you have done so in the past year (2000), AND how often you generally undertake such an activity (see note 3 on the ARDA summary page). Urge your congregation to register and vote (ISSUEPE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes155100
Missing245 
TOTAL155100.0
35) Have you ever participated in any of the following activities? Circle whether you have done so in the past year (2000), AND how often you generally undertake such an activity (see note 3 on the ARDA summary page). Urge your congregation to register and vote (ISSUEFE)
TOTAL%
1) Often11343.1
2) Sometimes9235.1
3) Rarely269.9
4) Never3111.8
Missing139 
TOTAL262100.0
36) Have you ever participated in any of the following activities? Circle whether you have done so in the past year (2000), AND how often you generally undertake such an activity (see note 3 on the ARDA summary page). In a sermon, take a stand on a moral issue (ISSUEPF)
TOTAL%
1) Yes210100
Missing190 
TOTAL210100.0
37) Have you ever participated in any of the following activities? Circle whether you have done so in the past year (2000), AND how often you generally undertake such an activity (see note 3 on the ARDA summary page). In a sermon, take a stand on a moral issue (ISSUEFF)
TOTAL%
1) Often19465.5
2) Sometimes9431.8
3) Rarely51.7
4) Never31
Missing104 
TOTAL296100.0
38) Have you ever participated in any of the following activities? Circle whether you have done so in the past year (2000), AND how often you generally undertake such an activity (see note 3 on the ARDA summary page). Publicly (not in a sermon) take a stand on a moral issue (ISSUEPG)
TOTAL%
1) Yes176100
Missing225 
TOTAL176100.0
39) Have you ever participated in any of the following activities? Circle whether you have done so in the past year (2000), AND how often you generally undertake such an activity (see note 3 on the ARDA summary page). Publicly (not in a sermon) take a stand on a moral issue (ISSUEFG)
TOTAL%
1) Often14249
2) Sometimes10937.6
3) Rarely217.2
4) Never186.2
Missing112 
TOTAL290100.0
40) Have you ever participated in any of the following activities? Circle whether you have done so in the past year (2000), AND how often you generally undertake such an activity (see note 3 on the ARDA summary page). Display a campaign button, sticker, or yard sign (ISSUEPH)
TOTAL%
1) Yes81100
Missing319 
TOTAL81100.0
41) Have you ever participated in any of the following activities? Circle whether you have done so in the past year (2000), AND how often you generally undertake such an activity (see note 3 on the ARDA summary page). Display a campaign button, sticker, or yard sign (ISSUEFH)
TOTAL%
1) Often2810.9
2) Sometimes5521.3
3) Rarely5119.8
4) Never12448.1
Missing142 
TOTAL258100.0
42) Have you ever participated in any of the following activities? Circle whether you have done so in the past year (2000), AND how often you generally undertake such an activity (see note 3 on the ARDA summary page). Organize a synagogue study group to discuss public affairs (ISSUEPI)
TOTAL%
1) Yes67100
Missing333 
TOTAL67100.0
43) Have you ever participated in any of the following activities? Circle whether you have done so in the past year (2000), AND how often you generally undertake such an activity (see note 3 on the ARDA summary page). Organize a synagogue study group to discuss public affairs (ISSUEFI)
TOTAL%
1) Often239.3
2) Sometimes7731.3
3) Rarely6124.8
4) Never8534.6
Missing154 
TOTAL246100.0
44) Have you ever participated in any of the following activities? Circle whether you have done so in the past year (2000), AND how often you generally undertake such an activity (see note 3 on the ARDA summary page). Organize a group in synagogue to accomplish a political goal (ISSUEPJ)
TOTAL%
1) Yes47100
Missing353 
TOTAL47100.0
45) Have you ever participated in any of the following activities? Circle whether you have done so in the past year (2000), AND how often you generally undertake such an activity (see note 3 on the ARDA summary page). Organize a group in synagogue to accomplish a political goal (ISSUEFJ)
TOTAL%
1) Often156.4
2) Sometimes5222
3) Rarely6427.1
4) Never10544.5
Missing164 
TOTAL236100.0
46) Have you ever participated in any of the following activities? Circle whether you have done so in the past year (2000), AND how often you generally undertake such an activity (see note 3 on the ARDA summary page). Active in national political group (ISSUEPK)
TOTAL%
1) Yes49100
Missing352 
TOTAL49100.0
47) Have you ever participated in any of the following activities? Circle whether you have done so in the past year (2000), AND how often you generally undertake such an activity (see note 3 on the ARDA summary page). Active in national political group (ISSUEFK)
TOTAL%
1) Often2911.7
2) Sometimes4217
3) Rarely5723.1
4) Never11948.2
Missing154 
TOTAL247100.0
48) Have you ever participated in any of the following activities? Circle whether you have done so in the past year (2000), AND how often you generally undertake such an activity (see note 3 on the ARDA summary page). Organize a group in synagogue to accomplish a political goal (ISSUEPL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes39100
Missing362 
TOTAL39100.0
49) Have you ever participated in any of the following activities? Circle whether you have done so in the past year (2000), AND how often you generally undertake such an activity (see note 3 on the ARDA summary page). Organize a group in synagogue to accomplish a political goal (ISSUEFL)
TOTAL%
1) Often135.5
2) Sometimes3916.5
3) Rarely4719.8
4) Never13858.2
Missing163 
TOTAL237100.0
50) Have you ever participated in any of the following activities? Circle whether you have done so in the past year (2000), AND how often you generally undertake such an activity (see note 3 on the ARDA summary page). Boycott a product to protest corporate policy (ISSUEPM)
TOTAL%
1) Yes76100
Missing325 
TOTAL76100.0
51) Have you ever participated in any of the following activities? Circle whether you have done so in the past year (2000), AND how often you generally undertake such an activity (see note 3 on the ARDA summary page). Boycott a product to protest corporate policy (ISSUEFM)
TOTAL%
1) Often3212
2) Sometimes8732.7
3) Rarely7728.9
4) Never7026.3
Missing135 
TOTAL266100.0
52) Have you ever participated in any of the following activities? Circle whether you have done so in the past year (2000), AND how often you generally undertake such an activity (see note 3 on the ARDA summary page). Active in a local political/community group (ISSUEPN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes90100
Missing310 
TOTAL90100.0
53) Have you ever participated in any of the following activities? Circle whether you have done so in the past year (2000), AND how often you generally undertake such an activity (see note 3 on the ARDA summary page). Active in a local political/community group (ISSUEFN)
TOTAL%
1) Often5221.1
2) Sometimes5923.9
3) Rarely6727.1
4) Never6927.9
Missing154 
TOTAL247100.0
54) Have you ever participated in any of the following activities? Circle whether you have done so in the past year (2000), AND how often you generally undertake such an activity (see note 3 on the ARDA summary page). Active on a local board or council (ISSUEPO)
TOTAL%
1) Yes91100
Missing310 
TOTAL91100.0
55) Have you ever participated in any of the following activities? Circle whether you have done so in the past year (2000), AND how often you generally undertake such an activity (see note 3 on the ARDA summary page). Active on a local board or council (ISSUEFO)
TOTAL%
1) Often6927.9
2) Sometimes5723.1
3) Rarely5221.1
4) Never6927.9
Missing154 
TOTAL247100.0
56) Have you ever participated in any of the following activities? Circle whether you have done so in the past year (2000), AND how often you generally undertake such an activity (see note 3 on the ARDA summary page). Serve on a local clergy council (ISSUEPP)
TOTAL%
1) Yes163100
Missing238 
TOTAL163100.0
57) Have you ever participated in any of the following activities? Circle whether you have done so in the past year (2000), AND how often you generally undertake such an activity (see note 3 on the ARDA summary page). Serve on a local clergy council (ISSUEFP)
TOTAL%
1) Often15755.5
2) Sometimes6523
3) Rarely3311.7
4) Never289.9
Missing118 
TOTAL283100.0
58) Have you ever participated in any of the following activities? Circle whether you have done so in the past year (2000), AND how often you generally undertake such an activity (see note 3 on the ARDA summary page). Contribute money to a candidate, party, or PAC (ISSUEPQ)
TOTAL%
1) Yes126100
Missing275 
TOTAL126100.0
59) Have you ever participated in any of the following activities? Circle whether you have done so in the past year (2000), AND how often you generally undertake such an activity (see note 3 on the ARDA summary page). Contribute money to a candidate, party, or PAC (ISSUEFQ)
TOTAL%
1) Often6925
2) Sometimes8430.4
3) Rarely6423.2
4) Never5921.4
Missing124 
TOTAL276100.0
60) Have you ever participated in any of the following activities? Circle whether you have done so in the past year (2000), AND how often you generally undertake such an activity (see note 3 on the ARDA summary page). Attend a political rally (ISSUEPR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes85100
Missing316 
TOTAL85100.0
61) Have you ever participated in any of the following activities? Circle whether you have done so in the past year (2000), AND how often you generally undertake such an activity (see note 3 on the ARDA summary page). Attend a political rally (ISSUEFR)
TOTAL%
1) Often2911.3
2) Sometimes7730
3) Rarely9336.2
4) Never5822.6
Missing143 
TOTAL257100.0
62) Have you ever participated in any of the following activities? Circle whether you have done so in the past year (2000), AND how often you generally undertake such an activity (see note 3 on the ARDA summary page). Contact public officials on a political social issue (ISSUEPS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes153100
Missing247 
TOTAL153100.0
63) Have you ever participated in any of the following activities? Circle whether you have done so in the past year (2000), AND how often you generally undertake such an activity (see note 3 on the ARDA summary page). Contact public officials on a political social issue (ISSUEFS)
TOTAL%
1) Often7426
2) Sometimes12644.2
3) Rarely6221.8
4) Never238.1
Missing115 
TOTAL285100.0
64) Have you ever participated in any of the following activities? Circle whether you have done so in the past year (2000), AND how often you generally undertake such an activity (see note 3 on the ARDA summary page). Write a letter to a newspaper editor or an op-ed piece (ISSUEPT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes124100
Missing277 
TOTAL124100.0
65) Have you ever participated in any of the following activities? Circle whether you have done so in the past year (2000), AND how often you generally undertake such an activity (see note 3 on the ARDA summary page). Write a letter to a newspaper editor or an op-ed piece (ISSUEFT)
TOTAL%
1) Often5018.5
2) Sometimes9535.1
3) Rarely9033.2
4) Never3613.3
Missing130 
TOTAL271100.0
66) Have you ever participated in any of the following activities? Circle whether you have done so in the past year (2000), AND how often you generally undertake such an activity (see note 3 on the ARDA summary page). Organize a local advocacy group (ISSUEPU)
TOTAL%
1) Yes51100
Missing350 
TOTAL51100.0
67) Have you ever participated in any of the following activities? Circle whether you have done so in the past year (2000), AND how often you generally undertake such an activity (see note 3 on the ARDA summary page). Organize a local advocacy group (ISSUEFU)
TOTAL%
1) Often218.8
2) Sometimes4719.7
3) Rarely5723.8
4) Never11447.7
Missing161 
TOTAL239100.0
68) Have you ever participated in any of the following activities? Circle whether you have done so in the past year (2000), AND how often you generally undertake such an activity (see note 3 on the ARDA summary page). Discuss politics with congregation members (ISSUEPV)
TOTAL%
1) Yes174100
Missing226 
TOTAL174100.0
69) Have you ever participated in any of the following activities? Circle whether you have done so in the past year (2000), AND how often you generally undertake such an activity (see note 3 on the ARDA summary page). Discuss politics with congregation members (ISSUEFV)
TOTAL%
1) Often11940.8
2) Sometimes10937.3
3) Rarely4515.4
4) Never196.5
Missing109 
TOTAL292100.0
70) Have you ever participated in any of the following activities? Circle whether you have done so in the past year (2000), AND how often you generally undertake such an activity (see note 3 on the ARDA summary page). Work actively for a party or candidate's campaign (ISSUEPW)
TOTAL%
1) Yes39100
Missing362 
TOTAL39100.0
71) Have you ever participated in any of the following activities? Circle whether you have done so in the past year (2000), AND how often you generally undertake such an activity (see note 3 on the ARDA summary page). Work actively for a party or candidate's campaign (ISSUEFW)
TOTAL%
1) Often228.7
2) Sometimes4317.1
3) Rarely7027.8
4) Never11746.4
Missing147 
TOTAL252100.0
72) Have you ever participated in any of the following activities? Circle whether you have done so in the past year (2000), AND how often you generally undertake such an activity (see note 3 on the ARDA summary page). Participate in a protest march or demonstration (ISSUEPX)
TOTAL%
1) Yes77100
Missing323 
TOTAL77100.0
73) Have you ever participated in any of the following activities? Circle whether you have done so in the past year (2000), AND how often you generally undertake such an activity (see note 3 on the ARDA summary page). Participate in a protest march or demonstration (ISSUEFX)
TOTAL%
1) Often218
2) Sometimes10439.4
3) Rarely8130.7
4) Never5822
Missing137 
TOTAL264100.0
74) Have you ever participated in any of the following activities? Circle whether you have done so in the past year (2000), AND how often you generally undertake such an activity (see note 3 on the ARDA summary page). Engage in some form of civil disobedience (ISSUEPY)
TOTAL%
1) Yes15100
Missing385 
TOTAL15100.0
75) Have you ever participated in any of the following activities? Circle whether you have done so in the past year (2000), AND how often you generally undertake such an activity (see note 3 on the ARDA summary page). Engage in some form of civil disobedience (ISSUEFY)
TOTAL%
1) Often00
2) Sometimes166.6
3) Rarely6928.6
4) Never15664.7
Missing159 
TOTAL241100.0
76) For which presidential candidate did YOU vote in the 2000 general election, or did you not vote? (PRES2000)
TOTAL%
1) Al Gore (Dem.)31989.4
2) George W. Bush (Rep.)318.7
4) Ralph Nader (Green)41.1
5) Other (please specify)3.8
Missing44 
TOTAL357100.0
77) Of those who voted, how do you think a majority of your congregation voted for president in 2000? (CONG2000)
TOTAL%
1) Al Gore (Dem.)28795.3
2) George W. Bush (Rep.)113.7
3) Pat Buchanan (Reform)1.3
5) Other (please specify)2.7
Missing99 
TOTAL301100.0
78) If you voted in a 2000 presidential primary or caucus, for which candidate did you vote? (CAUCUSVT)
TOTAL%
1) Gary Bauer72.8
2) George W. Bush218.4
3) Elizabeth Dole1.4
6) Alan Keyes1.4
7) John McCain208
9) Bill Bradley5220.7
10) Al Gore14959.4
Missing150 
TOTAL251100.0
79) For which presidential candidate did YOU vote in 1996, or did you not vote? (PRES1996)
TOTAL%
1) Bill Clinton31688
2) Bob Dole287.8
3) Ross Perot2.6
4) Other61.7
5) Did not vote71.9
Missing41 
TOTAL359100.0
80) Of those who voted, how do you think a majority of your congregation voted for president in 1996? (CONG1996)
TOTAL%
1) Bill Clinton29494.5
2) Bob Dole165.1
4) Other (specify)1.3
Missing90 
TOTAL311100.0
81) Besides voting, some people also work for a candidate by wearing campaign buttons, putting out a yard sign, attending speeches and rallies, etc. Did you actively support a candidate in this way during the 2000 primaries? (ACTVPRIM)
TOTAL%
1) Yes5415.6
2) No29284.4
Missing54 
TOTAL346100.0
82) Besides voting, some people also work for a candidate by wearing campaign buttons, putting out a yard sign, attending speeches and rallies, etc. Did you actively support a candidate in this way during the 2000 general election? (ACTVGELC)
TOTAL%
1) Yes10229.6
2) No24370.4
Missing55 
TOTAL345100.0
83) During campaigns, many citizens are contacted by groups asking them to vote for a candidate or providing information designed to influence their vote. In 2000 and 1998 were you contacted by (please circle Yes or No for each election): A political party or candidate committee (2000 election)? (CONPOL00)
TOTAL%
1) Yes24672.1
2) No9527.9
Missing60 
TOTAL341100.0
84) During campaigns, many citizens are contacted by groups asking them to vote for a candidate or providing information designed to influence their vote. In 2000 and 1998 were you contacted by (please circle Yes or No for each election): A political party or candidate committee (1998 election)? (CONPOL98)
TOTAL%
1) Yes17959.7
2) No12140.3
Missing100 
TOTAL300100.0
85) During campaigns, many citizens are contacted by groups asking them to vote for a candidate or providing information designed to influence their vote. In 2000 and 1998 were you contacted by (please circle Yes or No for each election): A religious or moral concerns organization (2000 election)? (CONREL00)
TOTAL%
1) Yes13140.4
2) No19359.6
Missing76 
TOTAL324100.0
86) During campaigns, many citizens are contacted by groups asking them to vote for a candidate or providing information designed to influence their vote. In 2000 and 1998 were you contacted by (please circle Yes or No for each election): A religious or moral concerns organization (1998 election)? (CONREL98)
TOTAL%
1) Yes9833.9
2) No19166.1
Missing111 
TOTAL289100.0
87) During campaigns, many citizens are contacted by groups asking them to vote for a candidate or providing information designed to influence their vote. In 2000 and 1998 were you contacted by (please circle Yes or No for each election): A Conservative Jewish agency or rabbi group (2000 election)? (CONJEW00)
TOTAL%
1) Yes3611.4
2) No28088.6
Missing84 
TOTAL316100.0
88) During campaigns, many citizens are contacted by groups asking them to vote for a candidate or providing information designed to influence their vote. In 2000 and 1998 were you contacted by (please circle Yes or No for each election): A Conservative Jewish agency or rabbi group (1998 election)? (CONJEW98)
TOTAL%
1) Yes3111.2
2) No24688.8
Missing124 
TOTAL277100.0
89) During campaigns, many citizens are contacted by groups asking them to vote for a candidate or providing information designed to influence their vote. In 2000 and 1998 were you contacted by (please circle Yes or No for each election): A group of members from your congregation (2000 election)? (CONMEM00)
TOTAL%
1) Yes3611.5
2) No27788.5
Missing88 
TOTAL313100.0
90) During campaigns, many citizens are contacted by groups asking them to vote for a candidate or providing information designed to influence their vote. In 2000 and 1998 were you contacted by (please circle Yes or No for each election): A group of members from your congregation (1998 election)? (CONMEM98)
TOTAL%
1) Yes228.1
2) No25191.9
Missing127 
TOTAL273100.0
91) During elections, many congregations provide materials to help members make important choices. For the 2000 and 1998 elections, were these available (please circle Yes or No for each election): Voter guides from groups like the Christian Coalition of Interfaith Alliance (2000 election)? (MATGDS00)
TOTAL%
1) Yes206.5
2) No28793.5
Missing94 
TOTAL307100.0
92) During elections, many congregations provide materials to help members make important choices. For the 2000 and 1998 elections, were these available (please circle Yes or No for each election): Voter guides from groups like the Christian Coalition of Interfaith Alliance (1998 election)? (MATGDS98)
TOTAL%
1) Yes176.3
2) No25193.7
Missing131 
TOTAL268100.0
93) During elections, many congregations provide materials to help members make important choices. For the 2000 and 1998 elections, were these available (please circle Yes or No for each election): Materials from a Jewish organization (2000 election)? (MATJEW00)
TOTAL%
1) Yes9229.6
2) No21970.4
Missing90 
TOTAL311100.0
94) During elections, many congregations provide materials to help members make important choices. For the 2000 and 1998 elections, were these available (please circle Yes or No for each election): Materials from a Jewish organization (1998 election)? (MATJEW98)
TOTAL%
1) Yes6222.5
2) No21377.5
Missing126 
TOTAL275100.0
95) During elections, many congregations provide materials to help members make important choices. For the 2000 and 1998 elections, were these available (please circle Yes or No for each election): Materials prepared by you, a congregational committee, or anther internal source (2000 election)? (MATINT00)
TOTAL%
1) Yes196.2
2) No28793.8
Missing94 
TOTAL306100.0
96) During elections, many congregations provide materials to help members make important choices. For the 2000 and 1998 elections, were these available (please circle Yes or No for each election): Materials prepared by you, a congregational committee, or anther internal source (1998 election)? (MATINT98)
TOTAL%
1) Yes124.4
2) No25995.6
Missing130 
TOTAL271100.0
97) During elections, many congregations provide materials to help members make important choices. For the 2000 and 1998 elections, were these available (please circle Yes or No for each election): Did your congregation hold a candidate forum for candidates for any level of political office (2000 election)? (MATFRM00)
TOTAL%
1) Yes6822.1
2) No23977.9
Missing93 
TOTAL307100.0
98) During elections, many congregations provide materials to help members make important choices. For the 2000 and 1998 elections, were these available (please circle Yes or No for each election): Did your congregation hold a candidate forum for candidates for any level of political office (1998 election)? (MATFRM98)
TOTAL%
1) Yes6223
2) No20877
Missing130 
TOTAL270100.0
99) During elections, many congregations provide materials to help members make important choices. For the 2000 and 1998 elections, were these available (please circle Yes or No for each election): Did your congregation hold any meetings to discuss important issues in the election(2000 election)? (MATDSC00)
TOTAL%
1) Yes5016.2
2) No25883.8
Missing93 
TOTAL308100.0
100) During elections, many congregations provide materials to help members make important choices. For the 2000 and 1998 elections, were these available (please circle Yes or No for each election): Did your congregation hold any meetings to discuss important issues in the election(1998 election)? (MATDSC98)
TOTAL%
1) Yes3313
2) No22087
Missing147 
TOTAL253100.0
101) How many years have you been in the rabbinate? (YRSRABBI)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL24.1815.13
102) How many years have you served at this synagogue? (YRSSYNAG)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL12.8412.29
103) What is your gender? (see note 4 on the ARDA summary page) (GENDER)
TOTAL%
1) Female4111.3
2) Male32388.7
Missing36 
TOTAL364100.0
104) What is the highest year in school/degree you have achieved? (DEGREE)
TOTAL%
1) Less than high school1.3
2) High school/GED3.8
3) Some college/applied degree3.8
4) College graduate123.3
5) Post-graduate34594.8
Missing36 
TOTAL364100.0
105) Describe your seminary/rabbinic education: (SEMEDUC)
TOTAL%
1) None2.6
2) Some seminary1.3
4) Seminary graduate31589
5) Post-graduate work-for a doctorate3610.2
Missing46 
TOTAL354100.0
106) In what Jewish movement were you raised? (JMVMTRSD)
TOTAL%
1) Orthodox11732.6
2) Conservative9325.9
3) Reform13036.2
4) Reconstructionist2.6
5) Other2.6
6) None154.2
Missing41 
TOTAL359100.0
107) In what Jewish movement do you feel closest to currently? (JMVMTNOW)
TOTAL%
1) Orthodox7221.4
2) Conservative6719.9
3) Reform16147.8
4) Reconstructionist257.4
5) Other51.5
6) None72.1
Missing63 
TOTAL337100.0
108) In what year were you born? 19__(the "19" is not coded in the dataset) (YEARBORN)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL46.8014.46
109) About what percentage of adult members are active in the congregation beyond attending weekly services in any activity (governing boards, small groups, programs, etc.)?____ percent (PRCNTACT)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL25.0916.30
110) Do you allow community groups or organizations to use the synagogue building for meetings? If yes, for how many groups (the response for yes is coded separately, in next variable, but is one question on the original surveys) (SYNMEET1)
TOTAL%
1) Yes20979.2
2) No5520.8
Missing137 
TOTAL264100.0
111) If respondent answered yes, they allow community groups and organizations to use the synagogue, their response to how many groups or organizations (SYNMEET2)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL4.297.59
112) Would you say that members of your congregation are primarily: (CLASS)
TOTAL%
1) Working class31
2) Lower-middle class51.7
3) Middle class10235.1
4) Upper-middle class17359.5
5) Upper class82.7
Missing110 
TOTAL291100.0
113) Over the past five years, has your membership been: (MMBRSHP)
TOTAL%
1) Increasing15252.6
2) Decreasing5418.7
3) Stable8328.7
Missing111 
TOTAL289100.0
114) How would you compare your views with those of members of your congregation on social issues? (SOCVIEWS)
TOTAL%
1) Mine much more conservative82.8
2) 206.9
3) About the same10636.7
4) 9934.3
5) Mine much more liberal5619.4
Missing112 
TOTAL289100.0
115) How would you compare your views with those of members of your congregation on economic issues? (ECNVIEWS)
TOTAL%
1) Mine much more conservative41.4
2) 165.7
3) About the same11541.2
4) 9835.1
5) Mine much more liberal4616.5
Missing121 
TOTAL279100.0
116) What kind of community is your synagogue in? (RURALURB)
TOTAL%
1) Rural or farm41.4
2) Small town (under 15,000 people)62.1
3) Small city/town (15,000-50,000 people)4716.2
4) Medium sized city (50,000-100,000 people)3211
5) Large city (100,000-250,000 people)3311.3
6) Suburb of large city3311.3
7) Very large city (over 250,000 people)7224.7
8) Suburb of very large city6422
Missing110 
TOTAL291100.0
117) Would you say that your congregation is united (agreed) on interpretation of Jewish law? (UNITEJEW)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, united3712.8
2) Mostly united19567.5
3) No, divided5719.7
Missing111 
TOTAL289100.0
118) Would you say that your congregation is politically united (members agree on political issues)? (UNITEPOL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, politically united155.2
2) Mostly united18463.7
3) No, politically divided9031.1
Missing112 
TOTAL289100.0
119) What is the approximate average weekly attendance at all shabbat services? (ATTENDWK)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL154.63202.77
120) Was your synagogue/temple founded: (SYNFOUND)
TOTAL%
1) Before 19006923.6
2) 1900-19466421.9
3) 1947-19688027.4
4) 1969-19803211
5) After 19804716.1
Missing109 
TOTAL292100.0
121) How many adult members are there in your congregation? Total members (see note 5 on the ARDA summary page)? (ADLTMEM)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL693.02737.27
122) How many adult members are there in your congregation? Total members (see note 5 on the ARDA summary page)? (TOTLMEM)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL907.33993.65
123) We would like your perceptions of how YOUR congregation compares to congregations of YOUR MOVEMENT elsewhere AND to other congregations (of any faith) in YOUR COMMUNITY. How similar or different is your congregation on the following items? Leave and item blank if you don't know. Theological beliefs (movement) (CMPTHEOM)
TOTAL%
1) More liberal6223.8
2) About same14555.8
3) More conservative5320.4
Missing140 
TOTAL260100.0
124) We would like your perceptions of how YOUR congregation compares to congregations of YOUR MOVEMENT elsewhere AND to other congregations (of any faith) in YOUR COMMUNITY. How similar or different is your congregation on the following items? Leave and item blank if you don't know. Theolgoical beliefs (local) (CMPTHEOL)
TOTAL%
1) More liberal13756.1
2) About same7028.7
3) More conservative3715.2
Missing157 
TOTAL244100.0
125) We would like your perceptions of how YOUR congregation compares to congregations of YOUR MOVEMENT elsewhere AND to other congregations (of any faith) in YOUR COMMUNITY. How similar or different is your congregation on the following items? Leave and item blank if you don't know. Political beliefs (movement) (CMPPOLM)
TOTAL%
1) More liberal4116.2
2) About same17368.4
3) More conservative3915.4
Missing147 
TOTAL253100.0
126) We would like your perceptions of how YOUR congregation compares to congregations of YOUR MOVEMENT elsewhere AND to other congregations (of any faith) in YOUR COMMUNITY. How similar or different is your congregation on the following items? Leave and item blank if you don't know. Political beliefs (local) (CMPPOLL)
TOTAL%
1) More liberal10544.1
2) About same10845.4
3) More conservative2510.5
Missing163 
TOTAL238100.0
127) We would like your perceptions of how YOUR congregation compares to congregations of YOUR MOVEMENT elsewhere AND to other congregations (of any faith) in YOUR COMMUNITY. How similar or different is your congregation on the following items? Leave and item blank if you don't know. Income and social status (movement) (CMPSESM)
TOTAL%
1) More liberal5220
2) About same15459.2
3) More conservative5420.8
Missing140 
TOTAL260100.0
128) We would like your perceptions of how YOUR congregation compares to congregations of YOUR MOVEMENT elsewhere AND to other congregations (of any faith) in YOUR COMMUNITY. How similar or different is your congregation on the following items? Leave and item blank if you don't know. Income and social status (local) (CMPSESL)
TOTAL%
1) More liberal2510.2
2) About same12450.6
3) More conservative9639.2
Missing156 
TOTAL245100.0
129) We would like your perceptions of how YOUR congregation compares to congregations of YOUR MOVEMENT elsewhere AND to other congregations (of any faith) in YOUR COMMUNITY. How similar or different is your congregation on the following items? Leave and item blank if you don't know. Ethnicity/race (movement) (CMPERM)
TOTAL%
1) More liberal3012.2
2) About same18575.2
3) More conservative3112.6
Missing155 
TOTAL246100.0
130) We would like your perceptions of how YOUR congregation compares to congregations of YOUR MOVEMENT elsewhere AND to other congregations (of any faith) in YOUR COMMUNITY. How similar or different is your congregation on the following items? Leave and item blank if you don't know. Ethnicity/race (local) (CMPERL)
TOTAL%
1) More liberal8537.4
2) About same11550.7
3) More conservative2711.9
Missing173 
TOTAL227100.0
131) We would like your perceptions of how YOUR congregation compares to congregations of YOUR MOVEMENT elsewhere AND to other congregations (of any faith) in YOUR COMMUNITY. How similar or different is your congregation on the following items? Leave and item blank if you don't know. Members' activity level in synagogue (movement) (CMPACTVM)
TOTAL%
1) More liberal4316.9
2) About same13553.1
3) More conservative7629.9
Missing146 
TOTAL254100.0
132) We would like your perceptions of how YOUR congregation compares to congregations of YOUR MOVEMENT elsewhere AND to other congregations (of any faith) in YOUR COMMUNITY. How similar or different is your congregation on the following items? Leave and item blank if you don't know. Members' activity level in synagogue (local) (CMPACTVL)
TOTAL%
1) More liberal5222.6
2) About same12554.3
3) More conservative5323
Missing171 
TOTAL230100.0
133) We would like your perceptions of how YOUR congregation compares to congregations of YOUR MOVEMENT elsewhere AND to other congregations (of any faith) in YOUR COMMUNITY. How similar or different is your congregation on the following items? Leave and item blank if you don't know. Members' involvement in community (movement) (CMPINVLM)
TOTAL%
1) More liberal4116.1
2) About same15560.8
3) More conservative5923.1
Missing146 
TOTAL255100.0
134) We would like your perceptions of how YOUR congregation compares to congregations of YOUR MOVEMENT elsewhere AND to other congregations (of any faith) in YOUR COMMUNITY. How similar or different is your congregation on the following items? Leave and item blank if you don't know. Member's involvement in community (local) (CMPINVLL)
TOTAL%
1) More liberal4218.3
2) About same12755.2
3) More conservative6126.5
Missing170 
TOTAL230100.0
135) We would like your perceptions of how YOUR congregation compares to congregations of YOUR MOVEMENT elsewhere AND to other congregations (of any faith) in YOUR COMMUNITY. How similar or different is your congregation on the following items? Leave and item blank if you don't know. Worship and music styles (movement) (CMPWRSHM)
TOTAL%
1) More liberal8733.2
2) About same12346.9
3) More conservative5219.8
Missing138 
TOTAL262100.0
136) We would like your perceptions of how YOUR congregation compares to congregations of YOUR MOVEMENT elsewhere AND to other congregations (of any faith) in YOUR COMMUNITY. How similar or different is your congregation on the following items? Leave and item blank if you don't know. Worship and music styles (local) (CMPWRSHL)
TOTAL%
1) More liberal6329.3
2) About same9544.2
3) More conservative5726.5
Missing186 
TOTAL215100.0
137) We would like your perceptions of how YOUR congregation compares to congregations of YOUR MOVEMENT elsewhere AND to other congregations (of any faith) in YOUR COMMUNITY. How similar or different is your congregation on the following items? Leave and item blank if you don't know. Members' political activity (movement) (CMPPACTM)
TOTAL%
1) More liberal3714.7
2) About same16866.7
3) More conservative4718.7
Missing148 
TOTAL252100.0
138) We would like your perceptions of how YOUR congregation compares to congregations of YOUR MOVEMENT elsewhere AND to other congregations (of any faith) in YOUR COMMUNITY. How similar or different is your congregation on the following items? Leave and item blank if you don't know. Members' political activity (local) (CMPPACTL)
TOTAL%
1) More liberal2812.5
2) About same14765.6
3) More conservative4921.9
Missing177 
TOTAL224100.0
139) Please tell us whether you agree or disagree with the following statement about public affairs: The federal government should do more to solve problems such as poverty, unemployment, and poor housing. (PASOCISS)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree18748.8
2) Agree13435
3) Not sure389.9
4) Disagree215.5
5) Strongly disagree3.8
Missing17 
TOTAL383100.0
140) Please tell us whether you agree or disagree with the following statement about public affairs: Government is providing too many services that should be left to private enterprise. (PAPRIVAT)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree51.3
2) Agree236.1
3) Not sure5414.3
4) Disagree18148
5) Strongly disagree11430.2
Missing23 
TOTAL377100.0
141) Please tell us whether you agree or disagree with the following statement about public affairs: More environmental protection is needed, even if it raises prices or costs jobs. (PAGREENR)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree14036.3
2) Agree17044
3) Not sure4210.9
4) Disagree277
5) Strongly disagree71.8
Missing15 
TOTAL386100.0
142) Please tell us whether you agree or disagree with the following statement about public affairs: The U.S. should spend more on the military and defense. (PADEFNSE)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree133.4
2) Agree6316.4
3) Not sure10727.9
4) Disagree14036.6
5) Strongly disagree6015.7
Missing17 
TOTAL383100.0
143) Please tell us whether you agree or disagree with the following statement about public affairs: We need a constitutional amendment to permit prayer as a regular exercise in schools. (PAPRAYER)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree61.6
2) Agree164.2
3) Not sure205.2
4) Disagree7218.8
5) Strongly disagree27070.3
Missing16 
TOTAL384100.0
144) Please tell us whether you agree or disagree with the following statement about public affairs: We need a constitutional amendment prohibiting all abortions unless necessary to save the mother's life or in cases of rape or incest. (PABANABT)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree143.7
2) Agree215.5
3) Not sure153.9
4) Disagree5714.9
5) Strongly disagree27672.1
Missing18 
TOTAL383100.0
145) Please tell us whether you agree or disagree with the following statement about public affairs: Public policy should discourage the use and ownership of handguns. (PAHNDGUN)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree22358.2
2) Agree9224
3) Not sure184.7
4) Disagree297.6
5) Strongly disagree215.5
Missing16 
TOTAL383100.0
146) Please tell us whether you agree or disagree with the following statement about public affairs: Homosexuals should have all the same rights and privileges as other Americans. (PAGAYRTS)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree23561.7
2) Agree8422
3) Not sure236
4) Disagree256.6
5) Strongly disagree143.7
Missing19 
TOTAL381100.0
147) Please tell us whether you agree or disagree with the following statement about public affairs: We still need more federal legislation to protect women's rights. (PAWMNRTS)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree12131.8
2) Agree13134.5
3) Not sure8121.3
4) Disagree338.7
5) Strongly disagree143.7
Missing20 
TOTAL380100.0
148) Please tell us whether you agree or disagree with the following statement about public affairs: Current welfare reform laws are too harsh and hurt children. (PAWELFAR)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree5113.6
2) Agree9926.5
3) Not sure15140.4
4) Disagree6417.1
5) Strongly disagree92.4
Missing27 
TOTAL374100.0
149) Please tell us whether you agree or disagree with the following statement about public affairs: Education policy should focus on improving public schools rather than encouraging private and religious schools. (PASCHOOL)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree17445.7
2) Agree9625.2
3) Not sure297.6
4) Disagree5715
5) Strongly disagree256.6
Missing19 
TOTAL381100.0
150) Please tell us whether you agree or disagree with the following statement about public affairs: Blacks and other minorities may need special governmental help to achieve an equal place in America. (PAEQLOPP)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree8823
2) Agree16743.6
3) Not sure5815.1
4) Disagree4912.8
5) Strongly disagree215.5
Missing17 
TOTAL383100.0
151) Please tell us whether you agree or disagree with the following statement about public affairs: We need government sponsored national health insurance so that everyone can get adequate medical care. (PAPUBINS)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree16041.7
2) Agree13134.1
3) Not sure4912.8
4) Disagree287.3
5) Strongly disagree164.2
Missing17 
TOTAL384100.0
152) Please tell us whether you agree or disagree with the following statement about public affairs: Current and impending budget surpluses should be used to give citizens a tax cut. (PATAXCUT)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree215.5
2) Agree5213.6
3) Not sure6617.3
4) Disagree14838.7
5) Strongly disagree9524.9
Missing17 
TOTAL382100.0
153) Please tell us whether you agree or disagree with the following statement about public affairs: Capital punishment should be abolished. (PACAPPUN)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree13334.5
2) Agree7218.7
3) Not sure4812.5
4) Disagree10326.8
5) Strongly disagree297.5
Missing15 
TOTAL385100.0
154) Please tell us whether you agree or disagree with the following statement about public affairs: Israel should cede land in the Golan Heights to achieve peace with Syria. (PAGOLAN)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree4812.6
2) Agree9224.1
3) Not sure6416.8
4) Disagree7820.4
5) Strongly disagree10026.2
Missing19 
TOTAL382100.0
155) Please tell us whether you agree or disagree with the following statement about public affairs: Israel should not be willing to dismantle Jewish settlements in the West Bank. (PAWBANK)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree6216.3
2) Agree4511.8
3) Not sure4912.9
4) Disagree11429.9
5) Strongly disagree11129.1
Missing20 
TOTAL381100.0
156) Please tell us whether you agree or disagree with the following statement about public affairs: A lasting peace in the Middle East will require Israel to make greater concessions to the Palestinians. (PAPALEST)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree4612
2) Agree10126.4
3) Not sure7018.3
4) Disagree8321.7
5) Strongly disagree8321.7
Missing18 
TOTAL383100.0
157) Please tell us whether you agree or disagree with the following statement about public affairs: We need to devote more resources against growing anti-Semitism in the United States. (PAANTISM)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree174.4
2) Agree9424.5
3) Not sure10326.9
4) Disagree13435
5) Strongly disagree359.1
Missing18 
TOTAL383100.0
158) Please tell us whether you agree or disagree with the following statement about public affairs: Intermarriage is a greater threat to Judaism than is anti-Semitism. (PAINTMAR)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree12131.7
2) Agree14638.2
3) Not sure389.9
4) Disagree5514.4
5) Strongly disagree225.8
Missing18 
TOTAL382100.0
159) Please tell us whether you agree or disagree with the following statement about public affairs: China should not be given permanent normal trading status until it has stopped religious persecution. (PACHINA)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree4712.5
2) Agree15440.8
3) Not sure12031.8
4) Disagree4712.5
5) Strongly disagree92.4
Missing23 
TOTAL377100.0
160) Please tell us whether you agree or disagree with the following statement about public affairs: Israel should maintain complete jurisdiction over Jerusalem. (PAJRSLM)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree14237.5
2) Agree7620.1
3) Not sure6717.7
4) Disagree8121.4
5) Strongly disagree133.4
Missing22 
TOTAL379100.0
161) Please tell us whether you agree or disagree with the following statement about public affairs: It is likely that Israel and the Palestinians will achieve a lasting peace agreement in the near future. (PAPEACE)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree112.9
2) Agree4912.9
3) Not sure10527.6
4) Disagree14638.4
5) Strongly disagree6918.2
Missing21 
TOTAL380100.0
162) Please tell us whether you agree or disagree with the following statement about public affairs: The U.S. Embassy should be moved to Jerusalem (PAUSEMB)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree15640.8
2) Agree14337.4
3) Not sure3910.2
4) Disagree297.6
5) Strongly disagree153.9
Missing17 
TOTAL382100.0
163) Please tell us whether you agree or disagree with the following statement about public affairs: The only way to achieve lasting peace in the Middle East is to maintain a separation of people of different religions. (PASEPRTE)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree164.2
2) Agree6717.6
3) Not sure10327.1
4) Disagree14538.2
5) Strongly disagree4912.9
Missing20 
TOTAL380100.0
164) How often have you addressed the following issues publicly in any way in the last year (2000)? Hunger and poverty (SIPVRTY)
TOTAL%
1) Very often4312.5
2) Often15143.9
3) Seldom9627.9
4) Rarely319
5) Never236.7
Missing56 
TOTAL344100.0
165) How often have you addressed the following issues publicly in any way in the last year (2000)? National defense (SINATDEF)
TOTAL%
1) Very often61.8
2) Often185.3
3) Seldom7823.1
4) Rarely7221.4
5) Never16348.4
Missing62 
TOTAL337100.0
166) How often have you addressed the following issues publicly in any way in the last year (2000)? Gender equality (SIGNDREQ)
TOTAL%
1) Very often3510.3
2) Often12236
3) Seldom9427.7
4) Rarely4413
5) Never4413
Missing61 
TOTAL339100.0
167) How often have you addressed the following issues publicly in any way in the last year (2000)? Race relations (SIRACE)
TOTAL%
1) Very often3610.6
2) Often10230
3) Seldom10731.5
4) Rarely5315.6
5) Never4212.4
Missing60 
TOTAL340100.0
168) How often have you addressed the following issues publicly in any way in the last year (2000)? Capital punishment (SICPTLPN)
TOTAL%
1) Very often205.9
2) Often6418.8
3) Seldom11734.3
4) Rarely7522
5) Never6519.1
Missing58 
TOTAL341100.0
169) How often have you addressed the following issues publicly in any way in the last year (2000)? Gun laws (SIGUNLAW)
TOTAL%
1) Very often4312.6
2) Often7521.9
3) Seldom9828.7
4) Rarely6619.3
5) Never6017.5
Missing59 
TOTAL342100.0
170) How often have you addressed the following issues publicly in any way in the last year (2000)? Environment (SIENVIRO)
TOTAL%
1) Very often3510.3
2) Often11032.3
3) Seldom9828.7
4) Rarely5516.1
5) Never4312.6
Missing60 
TOTAL341100.0
171) How often have you addressed the following issues publicly in any way in the last year (2000)? Abortion (SIABORTN)
TOTAL%
1) Very often216.2
2) Often8123.8
3) Seldom11533.8
4) Rarely6318.5
5) Never6017.6
Missing60 
TOTAL340100.0
172) How often have you addressed the following issues publicly in any way in the last year (2000)? Pornography and obscenity (SIPORN)
TOTAL%
1) Very often123.5
2) Often4914.4
3) Seldom7020.5
4) Rarely7622.3
5) Never13439.3
Missing59 
TOTAL341100.0
173) How often have you addressed the following issues publicly in any way in the last year (2000)? Gay rights (SIGAYRTS)
TOTAL%
1) Very often5014.7
2) Often8224.1
3) Seldom9828.8
4) Rarely6318.5
5) Never4713.8
Missing60 
TOTAL340100.0
174) How often have you addressed the following issues publicly in any way in the last year (2000)? Decline of the nuclear family (SIFAMILY)
TOTAL%
1) Very often3710.9
2) Often7522
3) Seldom9126.7
4) Rarely5516.1
5) Never8324.3
Missing60 
TOTAL341100.0
175) How often have you addressed the following issues publicly in any way in the last year (2000)? Domestic violence (SIDOMVIO)
TOTAL%
1) Very often236.7
2) Often7822.7
3) Seldom11433.2
4) Rarely7221
5) Never5616.3
Missing56 
TOTAL343100.0
176) How often have you addressed the following issues publicly in any way in the last year (2000)? Gambling (SIGMBLNG)
TOTAL%
1) Very often61.8
2) Often247.1
3) Seldom6519.2
4) Rarely8826
5) Never15646
Missing62 
TOTAL339100.0
177) How often have you addressed the following issues publicly in any way in the last year (2000)? Scandals in government (SIGOVSCA)
TOTAL%
1) Very often144.1
2) Often8424.9
3) Seldom9628.4
4) Rarely7722.8
5) Never6719.8
Missing62 
TOTAL338100.0
178) How often have you addressed the following issues publicly in any way in the last year (2000)? State of public schools (SIPBSCHL)
TOTAL%
1) Very often195.7
2) Often6118.3
3) Seldom11233.6
4) Rarely5817.4
5) Never8324.9
Missing67 
TOTAL333100.0
179) How often have you addressed the following issues publicly in any way in the last year (2000)? School choice (vouchers, home schooling) (SISCHLCH)
TOTAL%
1) Very often298.6
2) Often6318.7
3) Seldom9026.7
4) Rarely5716.9
5) Never9829.1
Missing63 
TOTAL337100.0
180) How often have you addressed the following issues publicly in any way in the last year (2000)? School prayer (SISCHLPR)
TOTAL%
1) Very often3510.4
2) Often7020.8
3) Seldom9929.4
4) Rarely5616.6
5) Never7722.8
Missing63 
TOTAL337100.0
181) How often have you addressed the following issues publicly in any way in the last year (2000)? Campaign finance (SICMPNFI)
TOTAL%
1) Very often195.7
2) Often267.8
3) Seldom6519.6
4) Rarely7221.7
5) Never15045.2
Missing68 
TOTAL332100.0
182) How often have you addressed the following issues publicly in any way in the last year (2000)? Holocaust reparations (SIHRPRTN)
TOTAL%
1) Very often133.9
2) Often5215.5
3) Seldom7923.5
4) Rarely6719.9
5) Never12537.2
Missing64 
TOTAL336100.0
183) How often have you addressed the following issues publicly in any way in the last year (2000)? Issues of aging/Social Security (SIAGING)
TOTAL%
1) Very often175
2) Often7120.9
3) Seldom8826
4) Rarely6820.1
5) Never9528
Missing62 
TOTAL339100.0
184) How often have you addressed the following issues publicly in any way in the last year (2000)? Health care (SIHLTHCR)
TOTAL%
1) Very often288.2
2) Often8524.9
3) Seldom8725.5
4) Rarely6117.9
5) Never8023.5
Missing60 
TOTAL341100.0
185) How often have you addressed the following issues publicly in any way in the last year (2000)? Wage gap between rich and poor (SIWAGEGP)
TOTAL%
1) Very often257.4
2) Often8023.7
3) Seldom8625.4
4) Rarely6820.1
5) Never7923.4
Missing63 
TOTAL338100.0
186) How often have you addressed the following issues publicly in any way in the last year (2000)? Religious persecution abroad (SIRELPER)
TOTAL%
1) Very often216.2
2) Often7421.7
3) Seldom9828.7
4) Rarely7120.8
5) Never7722.6
Missing59 
TOTAL341100.0
187) How often have you addressed the following issues publicly in any way in the last year (2000)? International trade policy (SIINTTRD)
TOTAL%
1) Very often92.7
2) Often226.6
3) Seldom6419.3
4) Rarely6720.2
5) Never17051.2
Missing68 
TOTAL332100.0
188) How often have you addressed the following issues publicly in any way in the last year (2000)? Anti-Semitism (SIANTSEM)
TOTAL%
1) Very often319
2) Often9928.7
3) Seldom10931.6
4) Rarely6719.4
5) Never3911.3
Missing56 
TOTAL345100.0
189) How often have you addressed the following issues publicly in any way in the last year (2000)? U.S. policy toward Israel (SIUSISRL)
TOTAL%
1) Very often8624.9
2) Often13338.6
3) Seldom7220.9
4) Rarely298.4
5) Never257.2
Missing56 
TOTAL345100.0
190) How often have you addressed the following issues publicly in any way in the last year (2000)? The peace process in the Middle East (SIMIDEAS)
TOTAL%
1) Very often13739.3
2) Often14341
3) Seldom4312.3
4) Rarely164.6
5) Never102.9
Missing51 
TOTAL349100.0
191) How often have you addressed the following issues publicly in any way in the last year (2000)? The status of non-Orthodox Jews in Israel (SIJEWS)
TOTAL%
1) Very often9527.5
2) Often14441.6
3) Seldom6318.2
4) Rarely277.8
5) Never174.9
Missing54 
TOTAL346100.0
192) Has your synagogue held adult education sessions about any of the following? (Circle all that apply; see note 6 on the ARDA summary page) (ADLTED1)
TOTAL%
1) Hunger and poverty4330.5
2) 2000 Israeli-Palestinian summit3726.2
3) Women's issues2014.2
4) Environment53.5
5) Candidate forums21.4
6) Gay rights00
8) Abortion32.1
10) Anti-Semitism96.4
11) 2000 elections1.7
12) Family problems75
13) Israel/Middle East issues149.9
Missing258 
TOTAL141100.0
193) Has your synagogue held adult education sessions about any of the following? (Circle all that apply; see note 6 on the ARDA summary page) (ADLTED2)
TOTAL%
1) Hunger and poverty1.8
2) 2000 Israeli-Palestinian summit2318.1
3) Women's issues3426.8
4) Environment75.5
5) Candidate forums118.7
6) Gay rights53.9
7) Economy00
8) Abortion53.9
10) Anti-Semitism64.7
11) 2000 elections32.4
12) Family problems86.3
13) Israel/Middle East issues2217.3
14) Race relations1.8
15) Church and state issues1.8
Missing273 
TOTAL127100.0
194) Has your synagogue held adult education sessions about any of the following? (Circle all that apply; see note 6 on the ARDA summary page) (ADLTED3)
TOTAL%
1) Hunger and poverty1.9
3) Women's issues109.3
4) Environment2523.1
5) Candidate forums76.5
6) Gay rights65.6
7) Economy00
8) Abortion76.5
10) Anti-Semitism1614.8
11) 2000 elections1.9
12) Family problems87.4
13) Israel/Middle East issues1816.7
14) Race relations21.9
15) Church and state issues76.5
Missing291 
TOTAL108100.0
195) Has your synagogue held adult education sessions about any of the following? (Circle all that apply; see note 6 on the ARDA summary page) (ADLTED4)
TOTAL%
1) Hunger and poverty11.1
4) Environment55.7
5) Candidate forums910.3
6) Gay rights910.3
7) Economy66.9
8) Abortion55.7
9) Gambling00
10) Anti-Semitism1213.8
11) 2000 elections78
12) Family problems1112.6
13) Israel/Middle East issues1416.1
14) Race relations33.4
15) Church and state issues55.7
Missing311 
TOTAL87100.0
196) Has your synagogue held adult education sessions about any of the following? (Circle all that apply; see note 6 on the ARDA summary page) (ADLTED5)
TOTAL%
5) Candidate forums11.4
6) Gay rights811.4
7) Economy34.3
8) Abortion710
9) Gambling11.4
10) Anti-Semitism57.1
11) 2000 elections710
12) Family problems1318.6
13) Israel/Middle East issues1724.3
14) Race relations57.1
15) Church and state issues34.3
Missing329 
TOTAL70100.0
197) Has your synagogue held adult education sessions about any of the following? (Circle all that apply; see note 6 on the ARDA summary page) (ADLTED6)
TOTAL%
6) Gay rights11.9
7) Economy11.9
8) Abortion59.3
10) Anti-Semitism713
11) 2000 elections35.6
12) Family problems47.4
13) Israel/Middle East issues2342.6
14) Race relations23.7
15) Church and state issues814.8
Missing345 
TOTAL54100.0
198) Has your synagogue held adult education sessions about any of the following? (Circle all that apply; see note 6 on the ARDA summary page) (ADLTED7)
TOTAL%
3) Women's issues11.7
4) Environment610.3
5) Candidate forums1017.2
7) Economy11.7
8) Abortion23.4
10) Anti-Semitism610.3
11) 2000 elections58.6
12) Family problems813.8
13) Israel/Middle East issues813.8
14) Race relations58.6
15) Church and state issues610.3
Missing343 
TOTAL58100.0
199) Has your synagogue held adult education sessions about any of the following? (Circle all that apply; see note 6 on the ARDA summary page) (ADLTED8)
TOTAL%
11) 2000 elections516.7
12) Family problems310
13) Israel/Middle East issues1136.7
14) Race relations413.3
15) Church and state issues723.3
Missing370 
TOTAL30100.0
200) Has your synagogue held adult education sessions about any of the following? (Circle all that apply; see note 6 on the ARDA summary page) (ADLTED9)
TOTAL%
12) Family problems114.3
13) Israel/Middle East issues457.1
15) Church and state issues228.6
Missing392 
TOTAL7100.0
201) Has your synagogue held adult education sessions about any of the following? (Circle all that apply; see note 6 on the ARDA summary page) (ADLTED10)
TOTAL%
13) Israel/Middle East issues120
14) Race relations360
15) Church and state issues120
Missing394 
TOTAL5100.0
202) Has your synagogue held adult education sessions about any of the following? (Circle all that apply; see note 6 on the ARDA summary page) (ADLTED11)
TOTAL%
14) Race relations1100
Missing399 
TOTAL1100.0
203) Has your synagogue held adult education sessions about any of the following? (Circle all that apply; see note 6 on the ARDA summary page) (ADLTED12)
TOTAL%
15) Church and state issues1100
Missing399 
TOTAL1100.0
204) Many religious groups have been active in public life recently. Please tell us whether you are a member, whether you have attended a meeting, AND (whether a member or not) how close you feel to these groups. United Jewish Communities (formerly UJA) (MEMBER1)
TOTAL%
1) Very close5115.7
2) Close14544.8
3) Neutral7623.5
4) Far4012.3
5) Very far123.7
Missing76 
TOTAL324100.0
205) Many religious groups have been active in public life recently. Please tell us whether you are a member, whether you have attended a meeting, AND (whether a member or not) how close you feel to these groups. American Jewish Congress (AJC) (MEMBER2)
TOTAL%
1) Very close93.3
2) Close6122.4
3) Neutral11642.6
4) Far5018.4
5) Very far3613.2
Missing129 
TOTAL272100.0
206) Many religious groups have been active in public life recently. Please tell us whether you are a member, whether you have attended a meeting, AND (whether a member or not) how close you feel to these groups. Anti-Defamation League (ADL) (MEMBER3)
TOTAL%
1) Very close165.5
2) Close10134.8
3) Neutral10335.5
4) Far3612.4
5) Very far3411.7
Missing110 
TOTAL290100.0
207) Many religious groups have been active in public life recently. Please tell us whether you are a member, whether you have attended a meeting, AND (whether a member or not) how close you feel to these groups. Agudath Israel (MEMBER4)
TOTAL%
1) Very close134.9
2) Close3814.3
3) Neutral2910.9
4) Far2810.5
5) Very far15859.4
Missing136 
TOTAL266100.0
208) Many religious groups have been active in public life recently. Please tell us whether you are a member, whether you have attended a meeting, AND (whether a member or not) how close you feel to these groups. American Jewish Joint Distribution Comm. (MEMBER5)
TOTAL%
1) Very close197.1
2) Close7929.6
3) Neutral9435.2
4) Far4115.4
5) Very far3412.7
Missing133 
TOTAL267100.0
209) Many religious groups have been active in public life recently. Please tell us whether you are a member, whether you have attended a meeting, AND (whether a member or not) how close you feel to these groups. B'nai B'rith International (MEMBER6)
TOTAL%
1) Very close1.4
2) Close4015
3) Neutral12747.7
4) Far6022.6
5) Very far3814.3
Missing133 
TOTAL266100.0
210) Many religious groups have been active in public life recently. Please tell us whether you are a member, whether you have attended a meeting, AND (whether a member or not) how close you feel to these groups. American Jewish Committee (AJC) (MEMBER7)
TOTAL%
1) Very close176
2) Close7827.4
3) Neutral11841.4
4) Far4014
5) Very far3211.2
Missing116 
TOTAL285100.0
211) Many religious groups have been active in public life recently. Please tell us whether you are a member, whether you have attended a meeting, AND (whether a member or not) how close you feel to these groups. National Jewish Democratic Coalition (MEMBER8)
TOTAL%
1) Very close114.2
2) Close5320.3
3) Neutral8532.6
4) Far5119.5
5) Very far6123.4
Missing140 
TOTAL261100.0
212) Many religious groups have been active in public life recently. Please tell us whether you are a member, whether you have attended a meeting, AND (whether a member or not) how close you feel to these groups. Republican Jewish Coalition (MEMBER9)
TOTAL%
1) Very close93.4
2) Close145.3
3) Neutral3212.2
4) Far5420.6
5) Very far15358.4
Missing138 
TOTAL262100.0
213) How about these groups? Please tell us how close to you feel toward them: National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership (CLAL) (FEELCLAL)
TOTAL%
1) Very close5716.5
2) Close13338.4
3) Neutral9928.6
4) Far349.8
5) Very far236.6
Missing54 
TOTAL346100.0
214) How about these groups? Please tell us how close to you feel toward them: Haddassah (FEELHADD)
TOTAL%
1) Very close277.9
2) Close11132.6
3) Neutral13339
4) Far329.4
5) Very far3811.1
Missing59 
TOTAL341100.0
215) How about these groups? Please tell us how close to you feel toward them: ACLU (FEELACLU)
TOTAL%
1) Very close3510.3
2) Close9929.2
3) Neutral8625.4
4) Far6118
5) Very far5817.1
Missing61 
TOTAL339100.0
216) How about these groups? Please tell us how close to you feel toward them: People for the American Way (FEELPAMW)
TOTAL%
1) Very close3511.2
2) Close7022.4
3) Neutral8727.8
4) Far3310.5
5) Very far8828.1
Missing88 
TOTAL313100.0
217) How about these groups? Please tell us how close to you feel toward them: Christian Coalition (FEELCHCO)
TOTAL%
1) Very close3.9
2) Close82.5
3) Neutral185.6
4) Far257.8
5) Very far26883.2
Missing78 
TOTAL322100.0
218) How about these groups? Please tell us how close to you feel toward them: The Interfaith Alliance (FEELIFA)
TOTAL%
1) Very close206.8
2) Close5318.2
3) Neutral10435.6
4) Far3612.3
5) Very far7927.1
Missing109 
TOTAL292100.0
219) How about these groups? Please tell us how close to you feel toward them: Habitat for Humanity (FEELHAHU)
TOTAL%
1) Very close309.2
2) Close11033.8
3) Neutral11134.2
4) Far3811.7
5) Very far3611.1
Missing74 
TOTAL325100.0
220) How about these groups? Please tell us how close to you feel toward them: Bread for the World (FEELBFTW)
TOTAL%
1) Very close134.4
2) Close4916.7
3) Neutral13746.8
4) Far4013.7
5) Very far5418.4
Missing107 
TOTAL293100.0
221) How about these groups? Please tell us how close to you feel toward them: National Organization of Women (FEELNOW)
TOTAL%
1) Very close3310
2) Close9729.4
3) Neutral8124.5
4) Far4513.6
5) Very far7422.4
Missing70 
TOTAL330100.0
222) How about these groups? Please tell us how close to you feel toward them: National Rifle Association (FEELNRA)
TOTAL%
1) Very close103
2) Close113.3
3) Neutral92.7
4) Far185.4
5) Very far28385.5
Missing70 
TOTAL331100.0
223) Have you worked other rabbis on social and political issues? Please circle the movements of the rabbis with whom you have worked (please circle as many as apply). Haredim (WORKHRDM)
TOTAL%
1) Yes50100
Missing351 
TOTAL50100.0
224) Have you worked other rabbis on social and political issues? Please circle the movements of the rabbis with whom you have worked (please circle as many as apply). Orthodox (WORKORTH)
TOTAL%
1) Yes157100
Missing244 
TOTAL157100.0
225) Have you worked other rabbis on social and political issues? Please circle the movements of the rabbis with whom you have worked (please circle as many as apply). Conservative (WORKCONS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes238100
Missing162 
TOTAL238100.0
226) Have you worked other rabbis on social and political issues? Please circle the movements of the rabbis with whom you have worked (please circle as many as apply). Reform (WORKRFRM)
TOTAL%
1) Yes234100
Missing166 
TOTAL234100.0
227) Have you worked other rabbis on social and political issues? Please circle the movements of the rabbis with whom you have worked (please circle as many as apply). Reconstructionist (WORKRECO)
TOTAL%
1) Yes163100
Missing237 
TOTAL163100.0
228) Would you consider working with rabbis of other movements in the following scenarios? (Please circle the movement if you would work with their rabbis in each scenario) Issues concerning U.S. policy toward Israel: work with Orthodox rabbis (WOUSISRL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes208100
Missing192 
TOTAL208100.0
229) Would you consider working with rabbis of other movements in the following scenarios? (Please circle the movement if you would work with their rabbis in each scenario) Issues concerning U.S. policy toward Israel: work with Conservative rabbis (WCUSISRL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes261100
Missing139 
TOTAL261100.0
230) Would you consider working with rabbis of other movements in the following scenarios? (Please circle the movement if you would work with their rabbis in each scenario) Issues concerning U.S. policy toward Israel: work with Reconstructionist rabbis (WRUSISRL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes289100
Missing111 
TOTAL289100.0
231) Would you consider working with rabbis of other movements in the following scenarios? (Please circle the movement if you would work with their rabbis in each scenario) Issues concerning U.S. policy toward Israel: work with Reform rabbis (WFUSISRL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes147100
Missing253 
TOTAL147100.0
232) Would you consider working with rabbis of other movements in the following scenarios? (Please circle the movement if you would work with their rabbis in each scenario) Book fair: work with Orthodox rabbis (WOBOOKFR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes216100
Missing184 
TOTAL216100.0
233) Would you consider working with rabbis of other movements in the following scenarios? (Please circle the movement if you would work with their rabbis in each scenario) Book fair: work with Conservative rabbis (WCBOOKFR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes213100
Missing188 
TOTAL213100.0
234) Would you consider working with rabbis of other movements in the following scenarios? (Please circle the movement if you would work with their rabbis in each scenario) Book fair: work with Reconstructionist rabbis (WRBOOKFR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes262100
Missing139 
TOTAL262100.0
235) Would you consider working with rabbis of other movements in the following scenarios? (Please circle the movement if you would work with their rabbis in each scenario) Book fair: work with Reform rabbis (WFBOOKFR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes124100
Missing276 
TOTAL124100.0
236) Would you consider working with rabbis of other movements in the following scenarios? (Please circle the movement if you would work with their rabbis in each scenario) Jewish persecution abroad or in U.S.: work with Orthodox rabbis (WOPERSEC)
TOTAL%
1) Yes229100
Missing172 
TOTAL229100.0
237) Would you consider working with rabbis of other movements in the following scenarios? (Please circle the movement if you would work with their rabbis in each scenario) Jewish persecution abroad or in U.S.: work with Conservative rabbis (WCPERSEC)
TOTAL%
1) Yes262100
Missing139 
TOTAL262100.0
238) Would you consider working with rabbis of other movements in the following scenarios? (Please circle the movement if you would work with their rabbis in each scenario) Jewish persecution abroad or in U.S.: work with Reconstructionist rabbis (WRPERSEC)
TOTAL%
1) Yes276100
Missing124 
TOTAL276100.0
239) Would you consider working with rabbis of other movements in the following scenarios? (Please circle the movement if you would work with their rabbis in each scenario) Jewish persecution abroad or in U.S.: work with Reform rabbis (WFPERSEC)
TOTAL%
1) Yes152100
Missing248 
TOTAL152100.0
240) Would you consider working with rabbis of other movements in the following scenarios? (Please circle the movement if you would work with their rabbis in each scenario) Synagogue prayer: work with Orthodox rabbis (WOPRAYER)
TOTAL%
1) Yes140100
Missing260 
TOTAL140100.0
241) Would you consider working with rabbis of other movements in the following scenarios? (Please circle the movement if you would work with their rabbis in each scenario) Synagogue prayer: work with Conservative rabbis (WCPRAYER)
TOTAL%
1) Yes163100
Missing237 
TOTAL163100.0
242) Would you consider working with rabbis of other movements in the following scenarios? (Please circle the movement if you would work with their rabbis in each scenario) Synagogue prayer: work with Reconstructionist rabbis (WRPRAYER)
TOTAL%
1) Yes210100
Missing191 
TOTAL210100.0
243) Would you consider working with rabbis of other movements in the following scenarios? (Please circle the movement if you would work with their rabbis in each scenario) Synagogue prayer: work with Reform rabbis (WFPRAYER)
TOTAL%
1) Yes78100
Missing322 
TOTAL78100.0
244) Would you consider working with rabbis of other movements in the following scenarios? (Please circle the movement if you would work with their rabbis in each scenario) The conversion process: work with Orthodox rabbis (WOCONVRT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes164100
Missing236 
TOTAL164100.0
245) Would you consider working with rabbis of other movements in the following scenarios? (Please circle the movement if you would work with their rabbis in each scenario) The conversion process: work with Conservative rabbis (WCCONVRT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes188100
Missing213 
TOTAL188100.0
246) Would you consider working with rabbis of other movements in the following scenarios? (Please circle the movement if you would work with their rabbis in each scenario) The conversion process: work with Reconstructionist rabbis (WRCONVRT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes226100
Missing175 
TOTAL226100.0
247) Would you consider working with rabbis of other movements in the following scenarios? (Please circle the movement if you would work with their rabbis in each scenario) The conversion process: work with Reform rabbis (WFCONVRT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes87100
Missing313 
TOTAL87100.0
248) Movement affairs and the Jewish community- please tell us how strongly you agree or disagree with the following statements: In most ways, Jews are no better than non-Jews. (JEWCOM1)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree8222.3
2) Agree13035.4
3) Not sure/neutral5214.2
4) Disagree8523.2
5) Strongly disagree184.9
Missing33 
TOTAL367100.0
249) Movement affairs and the Jewish community- please tell us how strongly you agree or disagree with the following statements: There is no real advantage in mixing and socializing with Jews of movements other than my own. (JEWCOM2)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree51.4
2) Agree297.9
3) Not sure/neutral133.5
4) Disagree17647.7
5) Strongly disagree14639.6
Missing31 
TOTAL369100.0
250) Movement affairs and the Jewish community- please tell us how strongly you agree or disagree with the following statements: Jews who are severely critical of Israel should nevertheless be allowed to speak in synagogues and Jewish community centers. (JEWCOM3)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree7821.1
2) Agree16645
3) Not sure/neutral4111.1
4) Disagree6918.7
5) Strongly disagree154.1
Missing32 
TOTAL369100.0
251) Movement affairs and the Jewish community- please tell us how strongly you agree or disagree with the following statements: Orthodox rabbis who refuse officially to recognize Reform and Conservative rabbis are right to do so. (JEWCOM4)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree287.5
2) Agree3910.4
3) Not sure/neutral256.7
4) Disagree9826.2
5) Strongly disagree18449.2
Missing26 
TOTAL374100.0
252) Movement affairs and the Jewish community- please tell us how strongly you agree or disagree with the following statements: Halacha must sometimes be ignored for the sake of Jewish unity. (JEWCOM5)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree5815.8
2) Agree11130.2
3) Not sure/neutral6216.8
4) Disagree7319.8
5) Strongly disagree6417.4
Missing32 
TOTAL368100.0
253) Movement affairs and the Jewish community- please tell us how strongly you agree or disagree with the following statements: In my eyes, the child of a Jewish father and a non-Jewish mother is a Jew. (JEWCOM6)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree7720.7
2) Agree7520.2
3) Not sure/neutral4812.9
4) Disagree5113.7
5) Strongly disagree12132.5
Missing28 
TOTAL372100.0
254) Movement affairs and the Jewish community- please tell us how strongly you agree or disagree with the following statements: Women should be able to become rabbis. (JEWCOM7)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree25969.1
2) Agree266.9
3) Not sure/neutral123.2
4) Disagree184.8
5) Strongly disagree6016
Missing25 
TOTAL375100.0
255) Movement affairs and the Jewish community- please tell us how strongly you agree or disagree with the following statements: My movement supports women in the rabbinate . (JEWCOM8)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree25869.9
2) Agree287.6
3) Not sure/neutral71.9
4) Disagree133.5
5) Strongly disagree6317.1
Missing32 
TOTAL369100.0
256) Movement affairs and the Jewish community- please tell us how strongly you agree or disagree with the following statements: My congregation supports women in that rabbinate (JEWCOM9)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree23065.2
2) Agree4011.3
3) Not sure/neutral102.8
4) Disagree205.7
5) Strongly disagree5315
Missing47 
TOTAL353100.0
257) Movement affairs and the Jewish community- please tell us how strongly you agree or disagree with the following statements: Women should be confined to the women's section a the Western Wall in Jerusalem. (JEWCOM10)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree4712.8
2) Agree339
3) Not sure/neutral297.9
4) Disagree4612.5
5) Strongly disagree21357.9
Missing32 
TOTAL368100.0
258) Movement affairs and the Jewish community- please tell us how strongly you agree or disagree with the following statements: Reform rabbis are most responsible for the divisions among Jews. (JEWCOM11)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree205.4
2) Agree3910.5
3) Not sure/neutral246.5
4) Disagree7219.4
5) Strongly disagree21658.2
Missing28 
TOTAL371100.0
259) Movement affairs and the Jewish community- please tell us how strongly you agree or disagree with the following statements: Jewish unity is not as important as pluralism. (JEWCOM12)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree5916.1
2) Agree12333.6
3) Not sure/neutral6317.2
4) Disagree7420.2
5) Strongly disagree4712.8
Missing34 
TOTAL366100.0
260) Movement affairs and the Jewish community- please tell us how strongly you agree or disagree with the following statements: Religious people of different beliefs need to cooperate more in politics, even if they can't agree on theology. (JEWCOM13)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree8824
2) Agree19252.5
3) Not sure/neutral6317.2
4) Disagree184.9
5) Strongly disagree51.4
Missing34 
TOTAL366100.0
261) Movement affairs and the Jewish community- please tell us how strongly you agree or disagree with the following statements: Rabbis have great capacity to influence the political and social views of their congregation. (JEWCOM14)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree379.9
2) Agree17045.3
3) Not sure/neutral10929.1
4) Disagree5414.4
5) Strongly disagree51.3
Missing25 
TOTAL375100.0
262) Movement affairs and the Jewish community- please tell us how strongly you agree or disagree with the following statements: It is difficult for rabbis to know the proper political channel to use to accomplish some goal. (JEWCOM15)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree236.4
2) Agree12534.7
3) Not sure/neutral11531.9
4) Disagree7921.9
5) Strongly disagree185
Missing41 
TOTAL360100.0
263) How good a job are these organizations doing? United Jewish Communities (formerly UJA) (GOODJOB1)
TOTAL%
1) Excellent256.8
2) Good16645.5
3) Fair9526
4) Poor4712.9
5) Don't know328.8
Missing35 
TOTAL365100.0
264) How good a job are these organizations doing? B'nai B'rith International (GOODJOB2)
TOTAL%
1) Excellent72
2) Good6919.7
3) Fair10730.5
4) Poor8423.9
5) Don't know8423.9
Missing50 
TOTAL351100.0
265) How good a job are these organizations doing? American Jewish Committee (AJC) (GOODJOB3)
TOTAL%
1) Excellent174.8
2) Good11833.3
3) Fair9827.7
4) Poor4312.1
5) Don't know7822
Missing45 
TOTAL354100.0
266) How good a job are these organizations doing? Anti-Defamation League (ADL) (GOODJOB4)
TOTAL%
1) Excellent4211.6
2) Good14941.2
3) Fair9125.1
4) Poor5214.4
5) Don't know287.7
Missing39 
TOTAL362100.0
267) How good a job are these organizations doing? My local federation (GOODJOB5)
TOTAL%
1) Excellent4612.9
2) Good14039.2
3) Fair10228.6
4) Poor5214.6
5) Don't know174.8
Missing43 
TOTAL357100.0
268) How good a job are these organizations doing? Hillel (GOODJOB6)
TOTAL%
1) Excellent4011.7
2) Good14943.7
3) Fair9828.7
4) Poor267.6
5) Don't know288.2
Missing60 
TOTAL341100.0
269) The number of women clergy has risen dramatically in many religions and denominations; please tell us your views on these issues that relate to gender: Because of my gender, I have easier access to opportunities to get involved in politics. (GENDER1)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree176.1
2) Agree6523.3
3) Not sure8430.1
4) Disagree9333.3
5) Strongly disagree207.2
Missing121 
TOTAL279100.0
270) The number of women clergy has risen dramatically in many religions and denominations; please tell us your views on these issues that relate to gender: My gender makes it more difficult for me to get involved in politics. (GENDER2)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree00
2) Agree134.7
3) Not sure5720.4
4) Disagree14953.4
5) Strongly disagree6021.5
Missing121 
TOTAL279100.0
271) The number of women clergy has risen dramatically in many religions and denominations; please tell us your views on these issues that relate to gender: My gender puts me at a disadvantage when it comes to upward mobility in my movement. (GENDER3)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree113.6
2) Agree3712.2
3) Not sure4213.9
4) Disagree12842.2
5) Strongly disagree8528.1
Missing97 
TOTAL303100.0
272) Please check if you agree or disagree with the following statements about religion in public affairs: Overall, religion has a positive effect on American social and civic life. (RELIGPA1)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree11429.8
2) Agree21756.7
3) Not sure/neutral4311.2
4) Disagree92.3
Missing18 
TOTAL383100.0
273) Please check if you agree or disagree with the following statements about religion in public affairs: Overall, religion has a positive effect on American political life. (RELIGPA2)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree6717.4
2) Agree13234.4
3) Not sure/neutral9925.8
4) Disagree7519.5
5) Strongly disagree112.9
Missing17 
TOTAL384100.0
274) Please check if you agree or disagree with the following statements about religion in public affairs: There are clear and absolute standards for what is right and wrong. (RELIGPA3)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree4812.7
2) Agree11630.6
3) Not sure/neutral6717.7
4) Disagree12031.7
5) Strongly disagree287.4
Missing21 
TOTAL379100.0
275) Please check if you agree or disagree with the following statements about religion in public affairs: Religious freedom in the US is threatened by groups that oppose all religion. (RELIGPA4)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree297.6
2) Agree6918.1
3) Not sure/neutral7419.4
4) Disagree17144.9
5) Strongly disagree3810
Missing20 
TOTAL381100.0
276) Please check if you agree or disagree with the following statements about religion in public affairs: Religious communities should concentrate on fostering social justice. (RELIGPA5)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree8722.8
2) Agree18849.3
3) Not sure/neutral4812.6
4) Disagree4712.3
5) Strongly disagree112.9
Missing19 
TOTAL381100.0
277) Please check if you agree or disagree with the following statements about religion in public affairs: The influence of religion on American politics threatens to divide us as a country. (RELIGPA6)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree195
2) Agree9124
3) Not sure/neutral6918.2
4) Disagree17145.1
5) Strongly disagree297.7
Missing22 
TOTAL379100.0
278) Please check if you agree or disagree with the following statements about religion in public affairs: Religious people should involve themselves in the world as much as possible to oppose evil. (RELIGPA7)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree12332.3
2) Agree19551.2
3) Not sure/neutral3910.2
4) Disagree205.2
5) Strongly disagree41
Missing18 
TOTAL381100.0
279) Please check if you agree or disagree with the following statements about religion in public affairs: Some rabbis have gone too far in mixing religion and politics. (RELIGPA8)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree5614.7
2) Agree10928.5
3) Not sure/neutral8321.7
4) Disagree10226.7
5) Strongly disagree328.4
Missing18 
TOTAL382100.0
280) Lastly, please circle the appropriate response for how much you use these sources of information for news about government and politics: newspapers (INFO1)
TOTAL%
1) A lot30879.8
2) Some7118.4
3) None71.8
Missing14 
TOTAL386100.0
281) Lastly, please circle the appropriate response for how much you use these sources of information for news about government and politics: network TV news (INFO2)
TOTAL%
1) A lot16243.3
2) Some15441.2
3) None5815.5
Missing25 
TOTAL374100.0
282) Lastly, please circle the appropriate response for how much you use these sources of information for news about government and politics: public TV (INFO3)
TOTAL%
1) A lot14438.9
2) Some14639.5
3) None8021.6
Missing30 
TOTAL370100.0
283) Lastly, please circle the appropriate response for how much you use these sources of information for news about government and politics: other rabbis (INFO4)
TOTAL%
1) A lot7119.3
2) Some22360.6
3) None7420.1
Missing33 
TOTAL368100.0
284) Lastly, please circle the appropriate response for how much you use these sources of information for news about government and politics: my congregation (INFO5)
TOTAL%
1) A lot3811.2
2) Some20761.1
3) None9427.7
Missing62 
TOTAL339100.0
285) Lastly, please circle the appropriate response for how much you use these sources of information for news about government and politics: movement materials (INFO6)
TOTAL%
1) A lot8422.3
2) Some23061.2
3) None6216.5
Missing25 
TOTAL376100.0
286) Lastly, please circle the appropriate response for how much you use these sources of information for news about government and politics: news magazines (INFO7)
TOTAL%
1) A lot13234.6
2) Some18648.7
3) None6416.8
Missing19 
TOTAL382100.0
287) Lastly, please circle the appropriate response for how much you use these sources of information for news about government and politics: Internet sources (INFO8)
TOTAL%
1) A lot11029.6
2) Some18850.5
3) None7419.9
Missing28 
TOTAL372100.0
288) Lastly, please circle the appropriate response for how much you use these sources of information for news about government and politics: commercial radio (INFO9)
TOTAL%
1) A lot7019.1
2) Some18249.7
3) None11431.1
Missing34 
TOTAL366100.0
289) Lastly, please circle the appropriate response for how much you use these sources of information for news about government and politics: public radio (INFO10)
TOTAL%
1) A lot18348.8
2) Some15441.1
3) None3810.1
Missing26 
TOTAL375100.0
290) Lastly, please circle the appropriate response for how much you use these sources of information for news about government and politics: family/friends (INFO11)
TOTAL%
1) A lot7921.7
2) Some24266.5
3) None4311.8
Missing36 
TOTAL364100.0
291) Lastly, please circle the appropriate response for how much you use these sources of information for news about government and politics: direct mail (INFO12)
TOTAL%
1) A lot369.8
2) Some17146.5
3) None16143.8
Missing33 
TOTAL368100.0
292) Lastly, please circle the appropriate response for how much you use these sources of information for news about government and politics: Jewish magazines (INFO13)
TOTAL%
1) A lot12833.9
2) Some22559.5
3) None256.6
Missing23 
TOTAL378100.0
293) Lastly, please circle the appropriate response for how much you use these sources of information for news about government and politics: opinion magazines (INFO14)
TOTAL%
1) A lot6818.3
2) Some19652.8
3) None10728.8
Missing30 
TOTAL371100.0
294) Lastly, please circle the appropriate response for how much you use these sources of information for news about government and politics: religious interest groups (INFO15)
TOTAL%
1) A lot5114.1
2) Some19654.1
3) None11531.8
Missing38 
TOTAL362100.0
295) Lastly, please circle the appropriate response for how much you use these sources of information for news about government and politics: other interest groups (INFO16)
TOTAL%
1) A lot309.6
2) Some16051.1
3) None12339.3
Missing88 
TOTAL313100.0
296) The standard two letter abbreviation of the state of residence of the respondent (STATE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL0
297) Movement is the movement from which mailing list the address was drawn (see note 7 on the ARDA summary page). (MOVEMENT)
TOTAL%
1) Reconstructionist225.5
2) Reform20250.6
3) Conservative7819.5
4) Orthodox9724.3
TOTAL399100.0
298) This is the variable with which to weight the cases when the entire dataset is used. It is based on knowing the population distribution (among the four included movements) and the distribution in the sample. The numerator is the population percentage and the denominator is the sample percentage, as follows: For Reconstructionist: weight=5.5/12.0, for Reform: weight=50.5/52.9, for Conservative: weight=19.6/18.0, for Orthodox: weight=24.3/17.2 (WEIGHT)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL0.9980.259
299) What is your gender? (for use with online analysis) (I-SEX)
TOTAL%
1) Female4111.3
2) Male32388.7
Missing36 
TOTAL364100.0
300) Generally speaking, do you usually think of yourself as a Republican, a Democrat, or an independent? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-PARTYID)
TOTAL%
1) Democrat236.3
2) Independent28778.2
3) Republican5013.6
4) Other party member71.9
Missing33 
TOTAL367100.0