Religion and Public Life Survey, 2005

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Percentages are weighted by 150) WEIGHT; Total Ns reported are unweighted
1) Unique ID (PSRAID)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL2000993.45580.79
2) Interview date (INT_DATE)
TOTAL%
70705) July 7, 2005 11.6
70805) July 8, 2005 12.6
70905) July 9, 2005 13.4
71005) July 10, 2005 9.6
71105) July 11, 2005 10.6
71205) July 12, 2005 8.5
71305) July 13, 2005 8.8
71405) July 14, 2005 5.8
71505) July 15, 2005 7.5
71605) July 16, 2005 8.1
71705) July 17, 2005 3.5
TOTAL2000100.0
3) Census Region (CREGION)
TOTAL%
1) Northeast 19.3
2) Midwest 23.2
3) South 35.8
4) West 21.6
TOTAL2000100.0
4) Community type- numeric (USR1)
TOTAL%
1) Urban 32.6
2) Suburban 48.9
3) Rural 18.5
TOTAL2000100.0
5) Rep (REP)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL200093.0353.36
6) Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL200024901.2815409.50
7) FIPS code (FIPS)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL200028459.7415763.71
8) State name (from FIPS code) (STATE)
TOTAL%
1) Alabama 1.8
4) Arizona 2.2
5) Arkansas .7
6) California 9.9
8) Colorado 1.5
9) Connecticut 1.3
10) Delaware .5
11) District of Columbia .2
12) Florida 5.9
13) Georgia 2.9
16) Idaho .8
17) Illinois 3
18) Indiana 1.9
19) Iowa 1
20) Kansas .9
21) Kentucky 2
22) Louisiana 1.6
23) Maine .5
24) Maryland 2
25) Massachusetts 1.8
26) Michigan 4.4
27) Minnesota 1.4
28) Mississippi .9
29) Missouri 2.8
30) Montana .3
31) Nebraska .7
32) Nevada .7
33) New Hampshire .5
34) New Jersey 3.2
35) New Mexico .9
36) New York 5.3
37) North Carolina 3.2
38) North Dakota .2
39) Ohio 4.3
40) Oklahoma 1.3
41) Oregon 1.9
42) Pennsylvania 5.5
44) Rhode Island .5
45) South Carolina 1.4
46) South Dakota .2
47) Tennessee 2.2
48) Texas 5.9
49) Utah 1
50) Vermont .5
51) Virginia 2.6
53) Washington 2.2
54) West Virginia .7
55) Wisconsin 2.4
56) Wyoming .2
TOTAL2000100.0
9) Area code (AREA)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL2000588.49234.70
10) Time zone (TZREC)
TOTAL%
1) Central 26.3
2) Eastern 49.9
3) Mountain 5.3
4) Pacific 14.8
5) Arizona 2.2
6) Indiana 1.5
TOTAL2000100.0
11) Created to capture missing cases in the BORNAGN question instead of recoding the INT_DATA variable. [See the summary document of this file for more information on the variables VERSION and BORNAGN.] (VERSION)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL20001.880.33
12) Screening for respondent (SCREEN)
TOTAL%
1) Oldest female 47.7
2) Youngest female 52.3
TOTAL2000100.0
13) Form number of survey (sample split). (FORM)
TOTAL%
1) Form 1 50.1
2) Form 2 49.9
TOTAL2000100.0
14) Sex. (Enter respondent's sex.) (SEX)
TOTAL%
1) Male 48.1
2) Female 51.9
TOTAL2000100.0
15) Do you approve or disapprove of the way George W. Bush is handling his job as president? (APPBUSH)
TOTAL%
1) Approve 44.7
2) Disapprove 47.2
9) Don't know/Refused 8.1
TOTAL2000100.0
16) All in all, are you satisfied or dissatisfied with the way things are going in this country today? (SATCTRY)
TOTAL%
1) Satisfied 35.1
2) Dissatisfied 58.4
9) Don't know/Refused 6.5
TOTAL2000100.0
17) How closely have you been following news about the terrorist bombings in London, England: very closely, fairly closely, not too closely, or not at all closely? (BOMBNEWS)
TOTAL%
1) Very closely 34.1
2) Fairly closely 41.7
3) Not too closely 17.6
4) Not at all closely 5.8
9) Don't know/Refused .9
TOTAL2000100.0
18) I'd like to get your views on some issues that are being discussed in this country today. All in all, do you strongly favor, favor, oppose, or strongly oppose the death penalty for persons convicted of murder? [Answered only if FORM = 1.] (VIEWDTH)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly favor 31.8
2) Favor 36.3
3) Oppose 16.3
4) Strongly oppose 8.2
9) Don't know/Refused 7.5
Missing1000 
TOTAL1000100.0
19) I'd like to get your views on some issues that are being discussed in this country today. All in all, do you strongly favor, favor, oppose, or strongly oppose making it legal for doctors to give terminally ill patients the means to end their lives? [Answered only if FORM = 1.] (VIEWEUTH)
TOTAL%
1) Stongly favor 17.8
2) Favor 33
3) Oppose 24
4) Strongly oppose 16.1
9) Don't know/Refused 9.2
Missing1000 
TOTAL1000100.0
20) I'd like to get your views on some issues that are being discussed in this country today. All in all, do you strongly favor, favor, oppose, or strongly oppose allowing churches and other houses of worship to apply, along with other organizations, for government funding to provide social services such as job training or drug treatment counseling to people who need them? [Answered only if FORM = 1.] (VIEWFUND)
TOTAL%
1) Stongly favor 25.3
2) Favor 41.2
3) Oppose 21.8
4) Strongly oppose 8
9) Don't know/Refused 3.7
Missing1000 
TOTAL1000100.0
21) I'd like to get your views on some issues that are being discussed in this country today. All in all, do you strongly favor, favor, oppose, or strongly oppose the U.S. government guaranteeing health insurance for all citizens, even if it means raising taxes? [Answered only if FORM = 1.] (VIEWHLTH)
TOTAL%
1) Stongly favor 25.1
2) Favor 38.9
3) Oppose 20.3
4) Strongly oppose 9.6
9) Don't know/Refused 6.1
Missing1000 
TOTAL1000100.0
22) I'd like to get your views on some issues that are being discussed in this country today. All in all, do you strongly favor, favor, oppose, or strongly oppose passing a constitutional amendment that would allow federal and state governments to make flag burning illegal? [Answered only if FORM = 1.] (VIEWFLAG)
TOTAL%
1) Stongly favor 29.3
2) Favor 24.5
3) Oppose 23.2
4) Strongly oppose 15.1
9) Don't know/Refused 8
Missing1000 
TOTAL1000100.0
23) I'd like to get your views on some issues that are being discussed in this country today. All in all, do you strongly favor, favor, oppose, or strongly oppose the death penalty for persons convicted of murder when they were under the age of 18? [Answered only if FORM = 2.] (ISSDEATH)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly favor 11.8
2) Favor 24.6
3) Oppose 35.3
4) Strongly oppose 19.2
9) Don't know/Refused 9.1
Missing1000 
TOTAL1000100.0
24) I'd like to get your views on some issues that are being discussed in this country today. All in all, do you strongly favor, favor, oppose, or strongly oppose making it legal for doctors to assist terminally ill patients in committing suicide? [Answered only if FORM = 2.] (ISSEUTH)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly favor 12.1
2) Favor 31.5
3) Oppose 27.1
4) Strongly oppose 21.3
9) Don't know/Refused 8.1
Missing1000 
TOTAL1000100.0
25) I'd like to get your views on some issues that are being discussed in this country today. All in all, do you strongly favor, favor, oppose, or strongly oppose providing more generous government assistance to the poor? [Answered only if FORM = 2.] (ISSPOOR)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly favor 28.7
2) Favor 40.1
3) Oppose 19.2
4) Strongly oppose 6.3
9) Don't know/Refused 5.6
Missing1000 
TOTAL1000100.0
26) I'd like to get your views on some issues that are being discussed in this country today. All in all, do you strongly favor, favor, oppose, or strongly oppose allowing gays and lesbians to serve openly in the military? [Answered only if FORM = 2.] (ISSHOMO)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly favor 15.1
2) Favor 42.7
3) Oppose 17.1
4) Strongly oppose 15.3
9) Don't know/Refused 9.7
Missing1000 
TOTAL1000100.0
27) I'd like to get your views on some issues that are being discussed in this country today. All in all, do you strongly favor, favor, oppose, or strongly oppose taking some of the federal funds spent on government anti-poverty programs and giving them to religious groups to provide social service? [Answered only if FORM = 2.] (ISSFUND)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly favor 6.4
2) Favor 26.7
3) Oppose 36.7
4) Strongly oppose 20.8
9) Don't know/Refused 9.3
Missing1000 
TOTAL1000100.0
28) In the dispute between Israel and the Palestinians, which side do you sympathize with more, Israel or the Palestinians? [Asked only if FORM =1.] (ISRAPAL)
TOTAL%
1) Israel 37.4
2) The Palestinians 12.2
3) Both 4.8
4) Neither 18.4
9) Don't know/Refused 27.1
Missing1000 
TOTAL1000100.0
29) [Asked only if FORM = 1 and ISRAPAL = 1, 2, 3, or 4.] Which one of the following has had the biggest influence on your thinking on this issue: a personal experience, the views of your friends and family, what you have seen or read in the media, your religious beliefs, your education, or something else? (INFLUENC)
TOTAL%
1) A personal experience 8.8
2) The views of your friends and family 6.1
3) What you have seen or read in the media 30
4) Your religious beliefs 22.2
5) Your education 17.3
6) Something else 12.2
9) Don't know/Refused 3.4
Missing1258 
TOTAL742100.0
30) Thinking about the Mideast situation these days, do you think the U.S. should take Israel's side more, less or about as much as it has in the past? [Asked only if FORM = 2.] (MIDEAST)
TOTAL%
1) More 16
2) Less 21.6
3) As much as in the past 47.2
9) Don't know/Refused 15.2
Missing1000 
TOTAL1000100.0
31) Now I'd like your views on some people. Would you say your overall opinion of George W. Bush is very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable? [Asked only if FORM = 1.] (PPLBUSH)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable 22.2
2) Mostly favorable 28.6
3) Mostly unfavorable 21.5
4) Very unfavorable 25
8) Can't rate 1.8
9) Refused 1
Missing1000 
TOTAL1000100.0
32) Now I'd like your views on some people. Would you say your overall opinion of Pope Benedict the sixteenth is very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable? [Asked only if FORM = 1.] (PPLPOPE)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable 10
2) Mostly favorable 34.3
3) Mostly unfavorable 7.2
4) Very unfavorable 3.8
5) Never heard of 3.4
8) Can't rate 39.8
9) Refused 1.5
Missing1000 
TOTAL1000100.0
33) Now I'd like your views on some people. Would you say your overall opinion of British Prime Minister Tony Blair is very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable? [Asked only if FORM = 1.] (PPLBLAIR)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable 21.3
2) Mostly favorable 44.9
3) Mostly unfavorable 6.9
4) Very unfavorable 3.6
5) Never heard of 4.8
8) Can't rate 17.5
9) Refused 1
Missing1000 
TOTAL1000100.0
34) Now thinking about some specific religious groups… Is your overall opinion of Catholics very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable? [Asked only if FORM = 1.] (RELCATH)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable 23.5
2) Mostly favorable 49.4
3) Mostly unfavorable 10.5
4) Very unfavorable 3.9
8) Can't rate 10
9) Refused 2.7
Missing1000 
TOTAL1000100.0
35) Now thinking about some specific religious groups… Is your overall opinion of Jews very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable? [Asked only if FORM = 1.] (RELJEWS)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable 23
2) Mostly favorable 53.5
3) Mostly unfavorable 5
4) Very unfavorable 1.8
5) Never heard of .5
8) Can't rate 13.2
9) Refused 3
Missing1000 
TOTAL1000100.0
36) Now thinking about some specific religious groups… Is your overall opinion of Evangelical Christians very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable? [Asked only if FORM = 1.] (RELEVANG)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable 17.4
2) Mostly favorable 40.1
3) Mostly unfavorable 13.5
4) Very unfavorable 4.8
5) Never heard of 4.9
8) Can't rate 16.3
9) Refused 3
Missing1000 
TOTAL1000100.0
37) Now thinking about some specific religious groups… Is your overall opinion of Muslim Americans very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable? [Asked only if FORM = 1.] (RELMUSL)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable 8.8
2) Mostly favorable 45.6
3) Mostly unfavorable 15.7
4) Very unfavorable 9
5) Never heard of .5
8) Can't rate 17.6
9) Refused 2.8
Missing1000 
TOTAL1000100.0
38) Now thinking about some specific religious groups… Is your overall opinion of Atheists, that is, people who don't believe in God very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable? [Asked only if FORM = 1.] (RELATHEI)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable 7.3
2) Mostly favorable 28.4
3) Mostly unfavorable 22
4) Very unfavorable 27.8
5) Never heard of 0
8) Can't rate 12.2
9) Refused 2.3
Missing1000 
TOTAL1000100.0
39) Now I'd like your opinion of some groups and organizations in the news. Would you say your overall opinion of the Christian conservative movement is very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable? [Asked only if FORM = 2.] (ORGCONS)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable 11
2) Mostly favorable 31.3
3) Mostly unfavorable 20.6
4) Very unfavorable 13.5
5) Never heard of 8
8) Can't rate 14.3
9) Refused 1.4
Missing1000 
TOTAL1000100.0
40) Now I'd like your opinion of some groups and organizations in the news. Would you say your overall opinion of business corporations is very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable? [Asked only if FORM = 2.] (ORGBUSIN)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable 8.7
2) Mostly favorable 39.8
3) Mostly unfavorable 28.9
4) Very unfavorable 11
5) Never heard of .5
8) Can't rate 9.9
9) Refused 1.2
Missing1000 
TOTAL1000100.0
41) Now I'd like your opinion of some groups and organizations in the news. Would you say your overall opinion of the ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) is very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable? [Asked only if FORM = 2.] (ORGACLU)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable 8.4
2) Mostly favorable 29.6
3) Mostly unfavorable 20.7
4) Very unfavorable 13.9
5) Never heard of 11.8
8) Can't rate 14.4
9) Refused 1.1
Missing1000 
TOTAL1000100.0
42) Now I'd like your opinion of some groups and organizations in the news. Would you say your overall opinion of Congress is very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable? [Asked only if FORM = 2.] (ORGCONGR)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable 6.2
2) Mostly favorable 42.4
3) Mostly unfavorable 29.2
4) Very unfavorable 11.2
5) Never heard of .5
8) Can't rate 9.7
9) Refused .8
Missing1000 
TOTAL1000100.0
43) Now I'd like your opinion of some groups and organizations in the news. Would you say your overall opinion of the Supreme Court is very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable? [Asked only if FORM = 2.] (ORGSUPCT)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable 12
2) Mostly favorable 49
3) Mostly unfavorable 17.6
4) Very unfavorable 9.6
5) Never heard of .2
8) Can't rate 10.2
9) Refused 1.4
Missing1000 
TOTAL1000100.0
44) Now I'd like your opinion of some groups and organizations in the news. Would you say your overall opinion of the Republican Party is very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable? [Asked only if FORM = 2.] (ORGREPUB)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable 12.8
2) Mostly favorable 35
3) Mostly unfavorable 24.8
4) Very unfavorable 18
5) Never heard of .1
8) Can't rate 7.7
9) Refused 1.6
Missing1000 
TOTAL1000100.0
45) Now I'd like your opinion of some groups and organizations in the news. Would you say your overall opinion of the Democratic Party is very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable? [Asked only if FORM = 2.] (ORGDEMOC)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable 14.6
2) Mostly favorable 34.7
3) Mostly unfavorable 27.1
4) Very unfavorable 13.8
5) Never heard of .1
8) Can't rate 8.3
9) Refused 1.3
Missing1000 
TOTAL1000100.0
46) How worried are you that there will soon be another terrorist attack in the United States? (TERRATT)
TOTAL%
1) Very worried 26
2) Somewhat worried 42
3) Not too worried 19.5
4) Not at all worried 11.5
9) Don't know/Refused 1.1
TOTAL2000100.0
47) On a different subject… in your opinion, should churches and other houses of worship keep out of political matters - or should they express their views on day-to-day social and political questions? [Asked only if FORM = 2.] (CHRCHPOL)
TOTAL%
1) Should keep out 44.5
2) Should express views 50.6
9) No opinion 4.9
Missing1000 
TOTAL1000100.0
48) Do you think it is ever right for clergy to discuss political candidates or issues from the pulpit? [Asked only if FORM = 2.] (POLPULP)
TOTAL%
1) Yes 30.8
2) No 63.1
9) Don't know/Refused 6
Missing1000 
TOTAL1000100.0
49) This variable splits the sample for questions EXPFAITH and BUSHREL. Half of the sample was asked EXPFAITH and the other half was asked BUSHREL. (SAMPSPLT)
TOTAL%
1) Ask EXPFAITH 49.1
2) Ask BUSHREL 50.9
Missing1000 
TOTAL1000100.0
50) Do you think there has been too much, too little or the right amount of expressions of religious faith and prayer by political leaders? [Asked only if SAMPSPLT = 1.] (EXPFAITH)
TOTAL%
1) Too much 26.3
2) Too little 38.4
3) Right amount 27.1
9) Don't know/Refused 8.2
Missing1501 
TOTAL499100.0
51) Do you think George W. Bush mentions his religious faith and prayer too much, too little, or about the right amount? [Asked only if SAMPSPLT = 2.] (BUSHREL)
TOTAL%
1) Too much 28.3
2) Too little 9.9
3) Right amount 51.6
9) Don't know/Refused 10.2
Missing1499 
TOTAL501100.0
52) These days, how much do you think churches, synagogues and other houses of worship contribute to solving important social problems: a great deal, some, not much, or nothing at all? [Asked only if FORM = 2.] (SOLVPROB)
TOTAL%
1) A great deal 19.9
2) Some 46.5
3) Not much 23.1
4) Nothing at all 6.7
9) Don't know/Refused 3.9
Missing1000 
TOTAL1000100.0
53) Do you feel that the Democratic Party is generally friendly toward religion, neutral toward religion, or unfriendly toward religion? [Asked only if FORM = 2.] (RELIGDEM)
TOTAL%
1) Friendly 29
2) Neutral 38.3
3) Unfriendly 19.6
9) Don't know/Refused 13
Missing1000 
TOTAL1000100.0
54) Do you feel that the Republican Party is generally friendly toward religion, neutral toward religion, or unfriendly toward religion? [Asked only if FORM = 2.] (RELIGREP)
TOTAL%
1) Friendly 54.9
2) Neutral 23.5
3) Unfriendly 8.8
9) Don't know/Refused 12.8
Missing1000 
TOTAL1000100.0
55) Here are a couple of statements about the political parties. For each, please tell me if you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree with it. Religious conservatives have too much control over the Republican Party. [Asked only if FORM = 2.] (PARTREP)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree 13.9
2) Mostly agree 31.4
3) Mostly disagree 32.2
4) Completely disagree 11
9) Don't know/Refused 11.5
Missing1000 
TOTAL1000100.0
56) Here are a couple of statements about the political parties. For each, please tell me if you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree with it. Liberals who are not religious have too much control over the Democratic Party. [Asked only if FORM = 2.] (PARTDEM)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree 11.7
2) Mostly agree 32.3
3) Mostly disagree 30.7
4) Completely disagree 11.1
9) Don't know/Refused 14.1
Missing1000 
TOTAL1000100.0
57) Thinking about the two major political parties in this country, which one would you say is most concerned with protecting religious values: the Republicans or the Democrats? [Asked only if FORM = 2.] (CONCVALU)
TOTAL%
1) The Republicans 51.5
2) The Democrats 27.7
3) Neither 5.3
4) Both equally 4.9
9) Don't know/Refused 10.6
Missing1000 
TOTAL1000100.0
58) Thinking about the two major political parties in this country, which one would you say is most concerned with protecting the freedom of citizens to make personal choices, the Republicans or the Democrats? [Asked only if FORM = 2.] (CONCFREE)
TOTAL%
1) The Republicans 29.9
2) The Democrats 51.6
3) Neither 6.7
4) Both equally 4.3
9) Don't know/Refused 7.5
Missing1000 
TOTAL1000100.0
59) Do you think that Conservative Christians have gone too far in trying to impose their religious values on the country, or don't you think Conservative Christians have gone too far? [Asked only if FORM = 1.] (FARCONS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, I think that Conservative Christians have gone too far 44.7
2) No, don't think that Conservative Christians have gone too far 44.7
9) Don't know/Refused 10.5
Missing1000 
TOTAL1000100.0
60) Do you think that liberals have gone too far in trying to keep religion out of the schools and the government, or don't you think liberals have gone too far? [Asked only if FORM = 1.] (FARLIB)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, I think that liberals have gone too far. 66.9
2) Not, I don't think that liberals have gone too far. 27.6
9) Don't know/Refused 5.5
Missing1000 
TOTAL1000100.0
61) Which of these kinds of issues are more important in the United States today: issues like abortion and gay marriage or issues like poverty and homelessness? [Asked only if FORM = 1.] (IMPTISS)
TOTAL%
1) Issues like abortion and gay marriage 18.1
2) Issues like poverty and homelessness 72.1
3) Both 6.7
4) Neither .9
9) Don't know/Refused 2.2
Missing1000 
TOTAL1000100.0
62) Do you agree or disagree that the U.S. and other Western powers have a moral obligation to use military force if necessary, to prevent one group of people from committing genocide against another? [Asked only if FORM = 1.] (MILFORCE)
TOTAL%
1) Agree 69
2) Disagree 21.2
9) Don't know/Refused 9.9
Missing1000 
TOTAL1000100.0
63) In your opinion, should the United States work to promote democracy around the world, or shouldn't the United States do this? [Asked only if FORM = 2.] (USDEMOC)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, should work to promote democracy 59.5
2) No, shouldn't work to promote democracy 31.4
9) Don't know/Refused 9.1
Missing1000 
TOTAL1000100.0
64) Do you think that the terrorist attacks over the past few years are a part of a major conflict between the people of America and Europe versus the people of Islam, or is it only a conflict with a small, radical group? (TERROR)
TOTAL%
1) Major conflict 28.8
2) Conflict with a radical group 60.3
9) Don't know/Refused 10.9
TOTAL2000100.0
65) Do you think this conflict is going to grow into a major world conflict, or do you think it will remain limited to a small, radical group? [Asked only if TERROR = 2 'conflict with radical group.'] (CONFLICT)
TOTAL%
1) Is going to grow into a major world conflict 42.7
2) Will remain limited to a small, radical group 51.3
9) Don't know/Refused 6.1
Missing756 
TOTAL1244100.0
66) On another subject, which of the following statements comes closest to your belief about God: 1. you believe in God; or 2. you don't believe in God, but you do believe in a universal spirit or higher power, or 3. you don't believe in either? (BELGOD)
TOTAL%
1) You believe in God 84.7
2) You don't believe in God, but you do believe in a universal spirit/higher power 10.8
3) You don't believe in either 3.1
4) Other .2
9) Don't know/Refused 1.2
TOTAL2000100.0
67) Do you think that God was responsible for the creation of life on earth, or don't you believe this? [Asked only if BELGOD = 1 'you believe in God.'] (GODCREAT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, believe God was responsible 91.6
2) No, don't believe this 5.4
9) Don't know/Refused 3
Missing308 
TOTAL1692100.0
68) Do you think that a universal spirit or higher power was responsible for the creation of life on earth, or don't you believe this? [Asked only if BELGOD = 2.] (POWCREAT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, believe universal spirit/higher power was responsible 47.9
2) No, don't believe this 40.9
9) Don't know/Refused 11.2
Missing1784 
TOTAL216100.0
69) Some people think that humans and other living things have evolved over time. Others think that humans and other living things have existed in their present form since the beginning of time. Which of these comes closest to your view? [Asked only if FORM = 1.] (HUMEVOLV)
TOTAL%
1) Evolved over time 47.8
2) Existed in their present form since the beginning of time 41.7
9) Don't know/Refused 10.5
Missing1000 
TOTAL1000100.0
70) Some people think that humans and other living things have existed in their present form since the beginning of time. Others think that humans and other living things have evolved over time. Which of these comes closest to your view? [Asked only if FORM = 2.] (HUMEXIST)
TOTAL%
1) Existed in their present form since the beginning of time 42.4
2) Evolved over time 47.8
9) Don't know/Refused 9.8
Missing1000 
TOTAL1000100.0
71) And do you think that humans and other living things have evolved due to natural processes such as natural selection, or that a supreme being guided the evolution of living things for the purpose of creating humans and other life in the form it exists today? [Asked only if HUMEVOLV = 1 'evolved over time' or if HUMEXIST = 2 'evolved over time.'] (HUMANS)
TOTAL%
1) Humans and other living things have evolved due to natural processes such as natural selection. 53.7
2) A supreme being guided the evolution of living things for the purpose of creating humans and other life in the form it exists today. 37.9
9) Don't know/Refused 8.4
Missing1027 
TOTAL973100.0
72) How certain are you about how life developed on Earth: very certain, fairly certain, not too certain, or not at all certain? (LIFECERT)
TOTAL%
1) Very certain 45.7
2) Fairly certain 31
3) Not too certain 12
4) Not at all certain 8.8
9) Don't know/Refused 2.5
TOTAL2000100.0
73) Which one of the following has had the biggest influence on your thinking about how life developed: a personal experience, the views of your friends and family, what you have seen or read in the media, your religious beliefs, your education, or something else? (INFLBEL)
TOTAL%
1) A personal experience 12.6
2) The views of your friends and family 5.5
3) What you have seen or read in the media 2.6
4) Your religious beliefs 42
5) Your education 27.8
6) Something else 6.7
9) Don't know/Refused 2.8
TOTAL2000100.0
74) From what you've heard or read, is there general agreement among scientists that humans evolved over time, or not? (SCIEVOLV)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, there is agreement among scientists that humans evolved over time. 54.4
2) No, there is not agreement among scientists that humans evolved over time. 33.1
9) Don't know/Refused 12.5
TOTAL2000100.0
75) Now, a few questions about your religious affiliation. What is your religious preference? Do you consider yourself Christian, Jewish, Muslim, other non-Christian such as Buddhist or Hindu, atheist, agnostic, something else, or don't you have a religious preference? ['Christian' includes Catholic, Mormon, Orthodox religions, Protestant religions such as Baptist, Episcopal, Jehovah's Witness, Lutheran, Methodist, Presbyterian, Episcopalian, Pentecostal, Church of Christ, etc. See variable RELOTH1 for verbatim responses.] (RELPREF)
TOTAL%
1) Christian (includes Catholic, Mormon, Orthodox religions, Protestant religions such as Baptist, Episcopal, Jehovah's Witness, Lutheran, Methodist, Presbyterian, Episcopalian, Pentecostal, Church of Christ, etc.) 81.1
2) Jewish 1.5
3) Muslim (includes Islam/Islamic) .5
4) Other non-Christian 1.3
5) Atheist 1.3
6) Agnostic 1.8
7) Something else 1.6
8) No preference 10.5
9) Don't know/Refused .3
TOTAL2000100.0
76) Are you Protestant, Roman Catholic, Mormon, Orthodox - such as Greek or Russian Orthodox, or something else? [Asked only if respondent is Christian, i.e. if RELPREF = 1. 'Protestant' includes Baptist, Episcopal, Jehovah's Witness, Lutheran, Methodist, Presbyterian, Episcopalian, Pentecostal, Church of Christ, etc. See variable RELOTH2 for verbatim responses.] (RELPREF2)
TOTAL%
1) Protestant (includes Baptist, Episcopal, Jehovah's Witness, Lutheran, Methodist, Presbyterian, Episcopalian, Pentecostal, Church of Christ, etc.) 61.6
2) Roman Catholic (includes Catholic) 27.3
3) Mormon (includes Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints 1.7
4) Orthodox (includes Greek or Russian Orthodox, etc.) .8
5) Something else 6.8
9) Don't know/Refused 1.7
Missing364 
TOTAL1636100.0
77) As I read a list, tell me which if any of these denominations you are affiliated with: Baptist, Methodist, Lutheran, Presbyterian, Congregational or United Church of Christ, Nondenominational or Independent Church, Pentecostal, Episcopalian, Reformed, or something else? [Asked only if RELPREF2 = 1 'Protestant' or 5 'something else'. See variable RELOTH3 for verbatim responses.] (TYPECHRS)
TOTAL%
1) Baptist 33.8
2) Methodist 12.8
3) Lutheran 8.4
4) Presbyterian 5.2
5) Congregational or United Church of Christ 3.7
6) Nondenominational or Independent Church 12.5
7) Pentecostal 6.9
8) Episcopalian 2.8
9) Reformed, or .9
10) Something else 9
11) Nothing in particular 3.4
99) Don't know/Refused .7
Missing850 
TOTAL1150100.0
78) Would you describe yourself as a 'born-again' or evangelical Christian, or not? [Asked only if RELPREF = 1 'Christian' or 7 'something else.' For notes on a programming error affecting this particular variable, please see the summary document for this file.] (BORNAGN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes 45.1
2) No 49.8
9) Don't know/Refused 5.1
Missing391 
TOTAL1609100.0
79) As I read from a list, please tell me which if any of the following descriptions apply to you. Pentecostal Christian - does this apply to you, or not? [Asked only if RELPREF = 1 'Christian.'] (CHRPENT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, applies 14.4
2) No, does not apply 78.9
9) Don't know/Refused 6.7
Missing364 
TOTAL1636100.0
80) As I read from a list, please tell me which if any of the following descriptions apply to you. Charismatic or Spirit-Filled Christian - does this apply to you, or not? [Asked only if RELPREF = 1 'Christian.'] (CHRCHAR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, applies 37.7
2) No, does not apply 56.9
9) Don't know/Refused 5.4
Missing364 
TOTAL1636100.0
81) As I read from a list, please tell me which if any of the following descriptions apply to you. Liberal or Progressive Christian - does this apply to you, or not? [Asked only if RELPREF = 1 'Christian.'] (CHRPROG)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, applies 37.1
2) No, does not apply 54.7
9) Don't know/Refused 8.2
Missing364 
TOTAL1636100.0
82) Aside from weddings and funerals how often do you attend religious services: more than once a week, once a week, once a month, a few times a year, seldom, or never? (ATTEND)
TOTAL%
1) More than once a week 14.3
2) Once a week 26.5
3) Once or twice a month 14
4) A few times a year 19.2
5) Seldom 14.4
6) Never 10.6
9) Don't know/Refused 1
TOTAL2000100.0
83) How important would you say religion is in your own life: very important, fairly important, or not very important? (RELIMP)
TOTAL%
1) Very important 60.1
2) Fairly important 25.3
3) Not very important 13.8
9) Don't know/Refused .8
TOTAL2000100.0
84) Which of these statements comes closest to describing your feelings about the Bible? The Bible is the actual word of God and is to be taken literally, word for word; or the Bible is the word of God, but not everything should be taken literally, word for word; or the Bible is a book written by men and is not the word of God. (FEELBIBL)
TOTAL%
1) The Bible is the actual word of God and is to be taken literally, word for word. 36.5
2) The Bible is the word of God, but not everything should be taken literally, word for word. 40.2
3) The Bible is a book written by men and is not the word of God. 17.7
4) Other 1.5
9) Don't know/Refused 4.2
TOTAL2000100.0
85) On another subject, how much would you say you know about the Muslim religion and its practices? (KNOWMUSL)
TOTAL%
1) A great deal 4.7
2) Some 28.2
3) Not very much 36.3
4) Nothing at all 30
9) Don't know/Refused .7
TOTAL2000100.0
86) From what you know, do you think that the Muslim religion and your own religion have a lot in common, or do you think that the Muslim religion and your religion are very different? [Asked only if respondent has a religion other than Islam, i.e. if RELPREF = 1, 2, 4, or 7.] (CHR_MUSL)
TOTAL%
1) A lot in common 27.3
2) Very different 58.4
9) Don't know/Refused 14.3
Missing265 
TOTAL1735100.0
87) Would you say you have a generally favorable or unfavorable opinion of Islam? [Asked only if FORM = 1.] (FAVISLAM)
TOTAL%
1) Favorable 40.8
2) Unfavorable 36.3
9) No opinion 23
Missing1000 
TOTAL1000100.0
88) Would you say you have a generally favorable or unfavorable opinion of Islam - the Muslim religion? [Asked only if FORM = 2.] (FAVMUSL)
TOTAL%
1) Favorable 36.6
2) Unfavorable 36.1
9) No opinion 27.3
Missing1000 
TOTAL1000100.0
89) Do you happen to know what name Muslims use to refer to God? (ALLAH)
TOTAL%
1) Correct answer 48.2
2) Incorrect answer 14.1
9) Don't know/Refused 37.7
TOTAL2000100.0
90) Do you happen to know the name of the Islamic equivalent to the Bible? (KORAN)
TOTAL%
1) Correct answer 50.9
2) Incorrect answer 9.3
9) Don't know/Refused 39.8
TOTAL2000100.0
91) As I read you a pair of statements, tell me whether the first statement or the second statement comes closer to your own views, even if neither is exactly right. A. Some religions are more likely than others to encourage violence among believers, or B. Religions are all about the same in this regard. [Asked only if FORM = 1.] (RELVIOL)
TOTAL%
1) Some religions are more likely than others to encourage violence among believers. 44.9
2) Religions are all about the same in this regard. 43.3
3) Neither 4.7
9) Don't know 7.2
Missing1000 
TOTAL1000100.0
92) As I read you a pair of statements, tell me whether the first statement or the second statement comes closer to your own views even if neither is exactly right. A. The Islamic religion is more likely than others to encourage violence among its believers, or B. The Islamic religion does not encourage violence more than others. [Asked only if FORM = 2.] (ISLAVIOL)
TOTAL%
1) The Islamic religion is more likely than others to encourage violence among its believers. 35.9
2) Religions are all about the same in this regard. 47.3
3) Neither 2.5
9) Don't know 14.3
Missing1000 
TOTAL1000100.0
93) Which one of the religions that I name do you think of as most violent: Christianity, Islam, Judaism, or Hinduism? [Asked only if RELVIOL = 1 and if FORM = 1.] (VIORELIG)
TOTAL%
1) Christianity 10.6
2) Islam 61.2
3) Judaism 3.5
4) Hinduism 4.5
5) None 3.4
9) Don't know/Refused 16.7
Missing1531 
TOTAL469100.0
94) How much of a role does religion play in causing most wars and conflicts in the world? [Asked only if FORM = 1.] (RELWAR)
TOTAL%
1) A great deal 40.1
2) A fair amount 34.6
3) Only a little 13.5
4) None at all 8.2
9) Don't know/Refused 3.5
Missing1000 
TOTAL1000100.0
95) How much of a role does religion play in causing political conflict in the United States? [Asked only if FORM = 1.] (RELCONFL)
TOTAL%
1) A great deal 30.3
2) A fair amount 35.1
3) Only a little 26.9
4) None at all 4.3
9) Don't know/Refused 3.4
Missing1000 
TOTAL1000100.0
96) I'd like to get your impression of how the public schools in your area are dealing with a few topics. Do the public schools in your area do an excellent job, a good job, only a fair job, or a poor job of dealing with religion? (SCHRELIG)
TOTAL%
1) Excellent job 4.3
2) Good job 15
3) Only a fair job 22.2
4) Poor job 31.8
9) Don't know/Refused 26.6
TOTAL2000100.0
97) I'd like to get your impression of how the public schools in your area are dealing with a few topics. Do the public schools in your area do an excellent job, a good job, only a fair job, or a poor job of dealing with sex education? (SCHSEXED)
TOTAL%
1) Excellent job 6.1
2) Good job 23.9
3) Only a fair job 24.9
4) Poor job 19
9) Don't know/Refused 26.1
TOTAL2000100.0
98) I'd like to get your impression of how the public schools in your area are dealing with a few topics. Do the public schools in your area do an excellent job, a good job, only a fair job, or a poor job of dealing with homosexuality? (SCHHOMO)
TOTAL%
1) Excellent job 2.5
2) Good job 12
3) Only a fair job 20.9
4) Poor job 28.5
9) Don't know/Refused 36.1
TOTAL2000100.0
99) I'd like to get your impression of how the public schools in your area are dealing with a few topics. Do the public schools in your area do an excellent job, a good job, only a fair job, or a poor job of dealing with evolution? (SCHEVOL)
TOTAL%
1) Excellent job 4.1
2) Good job 20.1
3) Only a fair job 27.3
4) Poor job 16.5
9) Don't know/Refused 32.1
TOTAL2000100.0
100) Did you have any children living in your household who were enrolled in kindergarten through 12th grade this past year? (SCHKIDS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes 29.4
2) No 70.5
9) Don't know/Refused 0
TOTAL2000100.0
101) How many? [Asked only if SCHKIDS = 1.] (SCHMANY)
TOTAL%
1) One 45.1
2) More than one 54.9
Missing1446 
TOTAL554100.0
102) Does your child attend a public school, or a private school? ['Both' indicates one child/children in public school and one child/children in private school. Asked only if SCHKIDS = 1 and SCHMANY = 2.] (PUBPRIV)
TOTAL%
1) Public 84.7
2) Private 11.8
3) Both - one child/children in public school and one child/children in private school 2.5
4) Neither/Home school .7
9) Don't know/Refused .3
Missing1446 
TOTAL554100.0
103) Is this a religious or church affiliated school, or not? [Asked only if PUBPRIV = 2 or 3.] (RELAFFIL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes 66.5
2) No 33.5
Missing1920 
TOTAL80100.0
104) Has your child ever mentioned feeling uncomfortable when the subject of religion came up at school, or not? [Asked if SCHKIDS = 1. If SCHMANY = 2, then ask: 'Have any of your children ever mentioned feeling uncomfortable when the subject of religion came up at school, or not?'] (RELSUBJ)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, has mentioned feeling uncomfortable 5.2
2) No, hasn't mentioned feeling uncomfortable 91.1
3) Did not come up/Not applicable 3.1
9) Don't know/Refused .7
Missing1446 
TOTAL554100.0
105) Has this happened often, or not? [Asked only if RELSUBJ = 1 'yes'.] (RELOFTEN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes 47
2) No 53
Missing1969 
TOTAL31100.0
106) As far as you know, are there Bible study groups, prayer groups, or other religious groups at your child's [children's] school for students to participate in, or aren't there any groups like this at your child's [children's] school? [Asked only if SCHKIDS = 1.] (RELGROUP)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, there are religious groups 26.4
2) No, there aren't religious groups 64
9) Don't know/Refused 9.6
Missing1446 
TOTAL554100.0
107) As far as you know, do teachers invite or encourage students to participate in these groups, or doesn't this happen? [Asked only if RELGROUPS = 1.] (RELENC)
TOTAL%
1) Yes 51.8
2) No 41.5
9) Don't know/Refused 6.7
Missing1853 
TOTAL147100.0
108) Has your child ever mentioned feeling uncomfortable when the subject of homosexuality came up at school, or not? [Asked only if SCHKIDS = 1.] (HOMOSUBJ)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, has mentioned feeling uncomfortable 7.7
2) No, hasn't mentioned feeling uncomfortable 80
3) Did not come up/Not applicable 10.9
9) Don't know/Refused 1.5
Missing1446 
TOTAL554100.0
109) Has this happened often, or not? [Asked only if HOMOSUBJ = 1.] (HOMOOFT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes 29
2) No 71
Missing1956 
TOTAL44100.0
110) Has your child ever mentioned feeling uncomfortable when the subject of evolution came up at school, or not? [Asked only if SCHKIDS = 1.] (EVOLSUBJ)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, has mentioned feeling uncomfortable 5.6
2) No, hasn't mentioned feeling uncomfortable 85.6
3) Did not come up/Not applicable 7.4
9) Don't know/Refused 1.4
Missing1446 
TOTAL554100.0
111) Has this happened often, or not? [Asked only if EVOLSUBJ = 1.] (EVOLOFT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes 19.4
2) No 80.6
Missing1970 
TOTAL30100.0
112) I'd like to get your views on who should and who should not have a say on how evolution is taught in public schools. In your opinion, should scientists and science teachers have a say in how evolution is addressed, or should they not have a say? (EVOLSCI)
TOTAL%
1) Should have a say 70.4
2) Should not have a say 23.5
9) Don't know/Refused 6.1
TOTAL2000100.0
113) I'd like to get your views on who should and who should not have a say on how evolution is taught in public schools. In your opinion, should parents have a say in how evolution is addressed, or should they not have a say? (EVOLPAR)
TOTAL%
1) Should have a say 79
2) Should not have a say 16.6
9) Don't know/Refused 4.3
TOTAL2000100.0
114) I'd like to get your views on who should and who should not have a say on how evolution is taught in public schools. In your opinion, should school boards have a say in how evolution is addressed, or should they not have a say? (EVOLSCH)
TOTAL%
1) Should have a say 59.5
2) Should not have a say 34
9) Don't know/Refused 6.6
TOTAL2000100.0
115) And who should have the primary responsibility for deciding how evolution is taught in public schools? Should it be scientists and science teachers, parents, or school boards? (EVOLRESP)
TOTAL%
1) Scientists and science teachers 28.3
2) Parents 41
3) School boards 21
9) Don't know/Refused 9.7
TOTAL2000100.0
116) And what's your view: would you generally favor or oppose teaching creationism along with evolution in public schools? (CREATEVO)
TOTAL%
1) Favor 63.6
2) Oppose 26.1
9) Don't know/Refused 10.3
TOTAL2000100.0
117) Would you generally favor or oppose teaching creationism instead of evolution in public schools? (CREATION)
TOTAL%
1) Favor 37.6
2) Oppose 48.8
9) Don't know/Refused 13.6
TOTAL2000100.0
118) What is your age? (AGE)
TOTAL%
18) 18 3.3
19) 19 2.3
20) 20 1.5
21) 21 1.8
22) 22 1.2
23) 23 1.5
24) 24 1.2
25) 25 1.9
26) 26 1.3
27) 27 1.5
28) 28 2.3
29) 29 1.6
30) 30 2.2
31) 31 2.1
32) 32 2.2
33) 33 1.2
34) 34 1.3
35) 35 1.5
36) 36 1.7
37) 37 1.6
38) 38 2
39) 39 1.9
40) 40 2.3
41) 41 2.4
42) 42 2.6
43) 43 2.1
44) 44 1.7
45) 45 2.7
46) 46 1.5
47) 47 2
48) 48 1.7
49) 49 1.8
50) 50 2.5
51) 51 1.7
52) 52 2.1
53) 53 1.4
54) 54 1.8
55) 55 1.6
56) 56 1.2
57) 57 1.8
58) 58 1.5
59) 59 1.1
60) 60 1.7
61) 61 1
62) 62 1.3
63) 63 .8
64) 64 1
65) 65 1.2
66) 66 .7
67) 67 .9
68) 68 .8
69) 69 .6
70) 70 1.2
71) 71 .6
72) 72 .8
73) 73 1
74) 74 .4
75) 75 .8
76) 76 .6
77) 77 1.1
78) 78 .5
79) 79 .5
80) 80 .6
81) 81 .6
82) 82 .6
83) 83 .2
84) 84 .2
85) 85 .7
86) 86 .5
87) 87 .2
88) 88 .1
89) 89 .1
90) 90 0
91) 91 0
92) 92 .2
94) 94 .1
95) 95 .1
99) Don't know/Refused 1.6
TOTAL2000100.0
119) What is the last grade or class that you completed in school? [Interviewer did not read a list of responses.] (EDUC)
TOTAL%
1) None, or grade 1-8 2.5
2) High school incomplete (Grades 9-11) 9.6
3) High school graduate (Grade 12 or GED certificate) 33
4) Technical, trade, or vocational school AFTER high school 3.7
5) Some college, no 4-year degree (including associate degree) 23.8
6) College graduate (B.S., B.A., or other 4-year degree) 16.9
7) Post-graduate training or professional schooling after college (e.g., toward a master's degree or Ph. D.; law or medical school) 10.3
9) Don't know/Refused .2
TOTAL2000100.0
120) Are you, yourself, of Hispanic origin or descent, such as Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban, or some other Spanish background? (HISPANIC)
TOTAL%
1) Yes 10.2
2) No 89.6
9) Don't know/Refused .2
TOTAL2000100.0
121) What is your race? Are you white, black, Asian, or some other? [INTERVIEWER: If Respondent answered 1 'Yes' in HISPANIC, ask: 'Are you white Hispanic, black Hispanic, or some other race?'] (RACE)
TOTAL%
1) White 79.4
2) Black 11.6
3) Asian 1.5
4) Other or mixed race 6.3
9) Don't know/Refused 1.1
TOTAL2000100.0
122) Are you married, divorced, separated, widowed, or never been married? (MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Married 53.5
2) Divorced 11
3) Separated 1.7
4) Widowed 8.4
5) Never been married 24.9
9) Don't know/Refused .5
TOTAL2000100.0
123) Last year, that is in 2004, what was your total family income from all sources, before taxes? Just stop me when I get to the right category. (INCOME)
TOTAL%
1) Less than $10,000 7.4
2) 10 to under $20,000 9.2
3) 20 to under $30,000 11
4) 30 to under $40,000 11.5
5) 40 to under $50,000 8.8
6) 50 to under $75,000 14.7
7) 75 to under $100,000 10.5
8) 100 to under $150,000 7.3
9) $150,000 or more 5.7
10) Don't know/Refused 14
TOTAL2000100.0
124) These days, many people are so busy they can't find time to register to vote, or move around so often they don't get a chance to re-register. Are you now registered to vote in your precinct or election district or haven't you been able to register so far? (REGIST)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, registered 80.6
2) No, not registered 18.8
9) Don't know/Refused .5
TOTAL2000100.0
125) Are you absolutely certain that you are registered to vote, or is there a chance that your registration has lapsed because you moved or for some other reason? [Asked only if REGIST = 1.] (REGICERT)
TOTAL%
1) Absolutely certain 95.5
2) Chance registration has lapsed 4.1
9) Don't know/Refused .3
Missing321 
TOTAL1679100.0
126) In politics today, do you consider yourself a Republican, Democrat, or Independent? (PARTY)
TOTAL%
1) Republican 31.5
2) Democrat 31.6
3) Independent 28.3
4) No preference 5.2
5) Other party .5
9) Don't know/Refused 2.9
TOTAL2000100.0
127) As of today do you lean more to the Republican Party or more to the Democratic Party? [Asked only if PARTY = 3,4,5, or 9.] (PARTYLN)
TOTAL%
1) Republican 26.9
2) Democrat 39.7
9) Other/Don't know/Refused 33.3
Missing1288 
TOTAL712100.0
128) In general, would you describe your political views as: very conservative, conservative, moderate, liberal, or very liberal? (IDEO)
TOTAL%
1) Very conservative 7
2) Conservative 28.8
3) Moderate 39.6
4) Liberal, OR 14.1
5) Very liberal 4.8
9) Don't know/Refused 5.7
TOTAL2000100.0
129) In this past year's presidential election between George W. Bush and John Kerry, did things come up that kept you from voting, or did you happen to vote? (PVOTE04A)
TOTAL%
1) Voted 75.1
2) Did not vote (includes too young to vote) 24.1
8) Don't remember if voted .5
9) Refused .4
TOTAL2000100.0
130) Did you vote for Bush, Kerry or someone else? [Asked if PVOTE04A = 1.] (PVOTE04B)
TOTAL%
1) Bush 49
2) Kerry 41.5
3) Other candidate 3
4) Don't remember which candidate .5
9) Refused 5.9
Missing412 
TOTAL1588100.0
131) Do you own or rent your home? (OWNRENT)
TOTAL%
1) Own 69.1
2) Rent 25
3) Other arrangement 5
9) Don't know/Refused .9
TOTAL2000100.0
132) Are you now employed full-time, part-time, or not employed? (EMPLOY)
TOTAL%
1) Full-time 52.2
2) Part-time 12.3
3) Not employed 34.8
9) Don't know/Refused .7
TOTAL2000100.0
133) Are you yourself [if respondent is married, add: 'or is your husband/wife'] a veteran of the armed services? (VETERAN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, respondent 12.3
2) Yes, spouse 7.6
3) Yes, both .5
4) Yes, respondent still active/in the reserves .5
5) Yes, spouse still active/in the reserves .2
6) Yes, both still active/in the reserves 0
7) No 78.4
9) Don't know/Refused .4
TOTAL2000100.0
134) Are you [if respondent is married, add: 'or is your spouse') a member of a labor union? (LABOR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, respondent is 7.8
2) Yes, spouse is 3.8
3) Yes, both 2
4) No, neither are 85.6
9) Don't know/Refused .7
TOTAL2000100.0
135) At a later date, news reporters may want to talk further with people who took part in this survey. Would you be willing to talk to a reporter about the survey topics at a convenient time? (CONTACT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes 51.6
2) No 47.3
9) Don't know/Refused 1.1
TOTAL2000100.0
136) So that a reporter might reach you more easily, can you tell me your first name? (NAME)
TOTAL%
1) Gave name 97.5
2) Declined to be contacted at this point 2.5
Missing954 
TOTAL1046100.0
137) Thank you very much for your time. This survey is being conducted by the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press and the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life. They will be issuing a report on the results of this survey in the coming. (WEBSITE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, website requested 50.2
2) No, website not requested 49.8
TOTAL2000100.0
138) Recoded age for banner (RECAGE2)
TOTAL%
1) 18-29 21.4
2) 30-49 38.7
3) 50-64 22.5
4) 65+ 15.8
9) Refused 1.6
TOTAL2000100.0
139) Zip code (ZIP)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL200048194.8530063.79
140) Verbatim response is included here if Respondent answered 7 'Something else' to RELPREF. Note: the question wording for RELPREF is: Now, a few questions about your religious affiliation. What is your religious preference? Do you consider yourself Christian, Jewish, Muslim, other non-Christian such as Buddhist or Hindu, atheist, agnostic, something else, or don't you have a religious preference? ['Christian' includes Catholic, Mormon, Orthodox religions, Protestant religions such as Baptist, Episcopal, Jehovah's Witness, Lutheran, Methodist, Presbyterian, Episcopalian, Pentecostal, Church of Christ, etc.] (RELOTH1)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL41
141) Verbatim response is included here if Respondent answered 5 'Something else' to RELPREF2. Note: the question wording for RELPREF2 is: Are you Protestant, Roman Catholic, Mormon, Orthodox- such as Greek or Russian Orthodox, or something else? [Asked only if respondent is Christian, i.e. if RELPREF = 1. 'Protestant' includes Baptist, Episcopal, Jehovah's Witness, Lutheran, Methodist, Presbyterian, Episcopalian, Pentecostal, Church of Christ, etc] (RELOTH2)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL91
142) Verbatim response is included here if Respondent answered 10 'Something else' to TYPECHRS. Note: the question wording for TYPECHRS is: As I read a list, tell me which if any of these denominations you are affiliated with: Baptist, Methodist, Lutheran, Presbyterian, Congregational or United Church of Christ, Nondenominational or Independent Church, Pentecostal, Episcopalian, Reformed, or something else? [Asked only if RELPREF2 = 1 'Protestant' or 5 'something else'.] (RELOTH3)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL93
143) County name (CNTYNAME)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL2000
144) Recoded population density (DENSITY3)
TOTAL%
1) Lowest population density 20.6
2) 2 20.5
3) 3 20.1
4) 4 20
5) Highest population density 18.9
TOTAL2000100.0
145) Red/Blue County based on 2000 election (RED_BLUE)
TOTAL%
1) Strong Dem 21.4
2) Dem 16
3) Even 16.9
4) Rep 23.9
5) Strong Rep 21.8
TOTAL2000100.0
146) Recoded age (RECAGE)
TOTAL%
1) 18-24 12.8
2) 25-34 17.7
3) 35-44 19.9
4) 45-54 19.3
5) 55-64 13
6) 65 or older 15.8
9) Refused 1.6
TOTAL2000100.0
147) Recoded education (recoded, based on the variable named EDUC). (RECEDUC)
TOTAL%
1) Less than high school 12.1
2) High school graduate 36.7
3) Some college 23.8
4) College graduate 27.2
9) Don't know/Refused .2
TOTAL2000100.0
148) Race/Ethnicity (based on variables named HISP and RACE). (RACETHN)
TOTAL%
1) White, non-Hispanic 73.1
2) Black, non-Hispanic 10.9
3) Hispanic 10.2
4) Other 5.4
9) Don't know/Refused .5
TOTAL2000100.0
149) Commitment index: This variable is a combination of the variables ATTEND (attending religious services) and RELIMP (importance of religion in your life). This coding differs slightly from the commit index used in 2001 and 2002. [Recode details: first recode RELIMP so that 1=1, 2=3, and 3=5. Then recode DK/Ref to the midpoints for each variable. If ATTEND = 9, then recode it to 3.5; if RELIMP = 9, then recode it to 3. Then add ATTEND and RELIMP. For more information on this variable, see the summary document of this survey.] Low on the scale indicates high commitment, and high on the scale indicates low commitment. (COMMIT)
TOTAL%
2) High commitment 11.3
3) 3 18.2
4) 4 6.9
4) 4.5 6.9
5) 5 9.6
6) 6 8.3
6) 6.5 8.3
7) 7 8.3
8) 8 4.8
8) 8.5 4.8
9) 9 4.5
10) 10 3.3
11) Low commitment 4.9
TOTAL2000100.0
150) Weight variable by density and cross race (WEIGHT)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL20002.2040.912
151) Call attempt (ATTEMPT)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL20003.683.33
152) Date of first call (FCALL)
TOTAL%
50707) July 7, 2005 36.7
50708) July 8, 2005 32.7
50709) July 9, 2005 10.8
50710) July 10, 2005 4.3
50711) July 11, 2005 2.4
50712) July 12, 2005 4
50713) July 13, 2005 2.9
50714) July 14, 2005 1.2
50715) July 15, 2005 3.2
50716) July 16, 2005 1.5
TOTAL2000100.0
153) Recoded age (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-AGE)
TOTAL%
1) 18-24 13
2) 25-34 17.9
3) 35-44 20.2
4) 45-54 19.6
5) 55-64 13.2
6) 65 or older 16.1
Missing33 
TOTAL1967100.0
154) Aside from weddings and funerals how often do you attend religious services: more than once a week, once a week, once a month, a few times a year, seldom, or never? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-ATTEND)
TOTAL%
1) More than once a week 14.4
2) Once a week 26.8
3) Once or twice a month 14.1
4) A few times a year 19.4
5) Seldom 14.6
6) Never 10.7
Missing22 
TOTAL1978100.0
155) Recoded education (recoded, based on the variable named EDUC). (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-EDUC)
TOTAL%
1) Less than high school 12.1
2) High school graduate 36.8
3) Some college 23.9
4) College graduate 27.2
Missing6 
TOTAL1994100.0
156) Sex. (Enter respondent's sex.) (for use with online analysis) (I-GENDER)
TOTAL%
1) Male 48.1
2) Female 51.9
TOTAL2000100.0
157) Last year, that is in 2004, what was your total family income from all sources, before taxes? Just stop me when I get to the right category. (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-INCOME)
TOTAL%
1) Less than $20,000 19.3
3) 20 to under $30,000 12.7
4) 30 to under $50,000 23.5
6) 50 to under $75,000 17.1
7) 75 to under $100,000 12.2
8) $100,000 or more 15.1
Missing289 
TOTAL1711100.0
158) In politics today, do you consider yourself a Republican, Democrat, or Independent? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-PARTYID)
TOTAL%
1) Republican 34.5
2) Democrat 34.5
3) Independent 31
Missing150 
TOTAL1850100.0