Religion and Public Life Survey, 2005

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All frequencies weighted by 150) WEIGHT
1) Unique ID (PSRAID)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL4407993.45580.79
2) Interview date (INT_DATE)
TOTAL%
70705) July 7, 200551111.6
70805) July 8, 200555312.6
70905) July 9, 200559113.4
71005) July 10, 20054259.6
71105) July 11, 200546710.6
71205) July 12, 20053738.5
71305) July 13, 20053898.8
71405) July 14, 20052575.8
71505) July 15, 20053297.5
71605) July 16, 20053558.1
71705) July 17, 20051563.5
TOTAL4406100.0
3) Census Region (CREGION)
TOTAL%
1) Northeast85119.3
2) Midwest102323.2
3) South158035.8
4) West95421.6
TOTAL4408100.0
4) Community type- numeric (USR1)
TOTAL%
1) Urban143532.6
2) Suburban215748.9
3) Rural81618.5
TOTAL4408100.0
5) Rep (REP)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL440793.0353.36
6) Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL440724901.2815409.50
7) FIPS code (FIPS)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL440728459.7415763.71
8) State name (from FIPS code) (STATE)
TOTAL%
1) Alabama791.8
4) Arizona992.2
5) Arkansas31.7
6) California4359.9
8) Colorado681.5
9) Connecticut591.3
10) Delaware21.5
11) District of Columbia10.2
12) Florida2595.9
13) Georgia1262.9
16) Idaho35.8
17) Illinois1323
18) Indiana851.9
19) Iowa451
20) Kansas39.9
21) Kentucky882
22) Louisiana701.6
23) Maine23.5
24) Maryland902
25) Massachusetts791.8
26) Michigan1934.4
27) Minnesota601.4
28) Mississippi39.9
29) Missouri1242.8
30) Montana14.3
31) Nebraska31.7
32) Nevada32.7
33) New Hampshire24.5
34) New Jersey1423.2
35) New Mexico40.9
36) New York2355.3
37) North Carolina1423.2
38) North Dakota10.2
39) Ohio1904.3
40) Oklahoma571.3
41) Oregon821.9
42) Pennsylvania2425.5
44) Rhode Island23.5
45) South Carolina621.4
46) South Dakota10.2
47) Tennessee972.2
48) Texas2615.9
49) Utah461
50) Vermont23.5
51) Virginia1152.6
53) Washington952.2
54) West Virginia31.7
55) Wisconsin1072.4
56) Wyoming7.2
TOTAL4407100.0
9) Area code (AREA)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL4407588.49234.70
10) Time zone (TZREC)
TOTAL%
1) Central115926.3
2) Eastern219849.9
3) Mountain2325.3
4) Pacific65214.8
5) Arizona992.2
6) Indiana681.5
TOTAL4408100.0
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
TOTAL44071.880.33
12) Screening for respondent (SCREEN)
TOTAL%
1) Oldest female210047.7
2) Youngest female230752.3
TOTAL4407100.0
13) Form number of survey (sample split). (FORM)
TOTAL%
1) Form 1220850.1
2) Form 2220049.9
TOTAL4408100.0
14) Sex. (Enter respondent's sex.) (SEX)
TOTAL%
1) Male212148.1
2) Female228651.9
TOTAL4407100.0
15) Do you approve or disapprove of the way George W. Bush is handling his job as president? (APPBUSH)
TOTAL%
1) Approve197144.7
2) Disapprove208147.2
9) Don't know/Refused3568.1
TOTAL4408100.0
16) All in all, are you satisfied or dissatisfied with the way things are going in this country today? (SATCTRY)
TOTAL%
1) Satisfied154735.1
2) Dissatisfied257558.4
9) Don't know/Refused2866.5
TOTAL4408100.0
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 closely150534.1
2) Fairly closely183641.7
3) Not too closely77417.6
4) Not at all closely2545.8
9) Don't know/Refused39.9
TOTAL4408100.0
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 favor70231.8
2) Favor80136.3
3) Oppose35916.3
4) Strongly oppose1818.2
9) Don't know/Refused1667.5
Missing2200 
TOTAL2209100.0
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 favor39217.8
2) Favor72833
3) Oppose52924
4) Strongly oppose35516.1
9) Don't know/Refused2049.2
Missing2200 
TOTAL2208100.0
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 favor55825.3
2) Favor91141.2
3) Oppose48221.8
4) Strongly oppose1778
9) Don't know/Refused813.7
Missing2200 
TOTAL2209100.0
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 favor55425.1
2) Favor85938.9
3) Oppose44920.3
4) Strongly oppose2119.6
9) Don't know/Refused1356.1
Missing2200 
TOTAL2208100.0
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 favor64629.3
2) Favor54124.5
3) Oppose51123.2
4) Strongly oppose33315.1
9) Don't know/Refused1768
Missing2200 
TOTAL2207100.0
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 favor25911.8
2) Favor54224.6
3) Oppose77635.3
4) Strongly oppose42219.2
9) Don't know/Refused2019.1
Missing2208 
TOTAL2200100.0
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 favor26612.1
2) Favor69231.5
3) Oppose59627.1
4) Strongly oppose46821.3
9) Don't know/Refused1788.1
Missing2208 
TOTAL2200100.0
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 favor63228.7
2) Favor88340.1
3) Oppose42319.2
4) Strongly oppose1386.3
9) Don't know/Refused1245.6
Missing2208 
TOTAL2200100.0
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 favor33215.1
2) Favor94042.7
3) Oppose37717.1
4) Strongly oppose33715.3
9) Don't know/Refused2149.7
Missing2208 
TOTAL2200100.0
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 favor1416.4
2) Favor58726.7
3) Oppose80836.7
4) Strongly oppose45820.8
9) Don't know/Refused2059.3
Missing2208 
TOTAL2199100.0
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) Israel82637.4
2) The Palestinians26912.2
3) Both1074.8
4) Neither40718.4
9) Don't know/Refused59827.1
Missing2200 
TOTAL2207100.0
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 experience1428.8
2) The views of your friends and family986.1
3) What you have seen or read in the media48330
4) Your religious beliefs35822.2
5) Your education27817.3
6) Something else19712.2
9) Don't know/Refused553.4
Missing2797 
TOTAL1611100.0
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) More35116
2) Less47621.6
3) As much as in the past103847.2
9) Don't know/Refused33415.2
Missing2208 
TOTAL2199100.0
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 favorable49022.2
2) Mostly favorable63128.6
3) Mostly unfavorable47421.5
4) Very unfavorable55225
8) Can't rate391.8
9) Refused221
Missing2200 
TOTAL2208100.0
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 favorable22110
2) Mostly favorable75734.3
3) Mostly unfavorable1597.2
4) Very unfavorable833.8
5) Never heard of763.4
8) Can't rate87839.8
9) Refused331.5
Missing2200 
TOTAL2207100.0
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 favorable47021.3
2) Mostly favorable99244.9
3) Mostly unfavorable1526.9
4) Very unfavorable803.6
5) Never heard of1074.8
8) Can't rate38617.5
9) Refused211
Missing2200 
TOTAL2208100.0
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 favorable51923.5
2) Mostly favorable109149.4
3) Mostly unfavorable23110.5
4) Very unfavorable873.9
8) Can't rate22010
9) Refused592.7
Missing2200 
TOTAL2207100.0
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 favorable50823
2) Mostly favorable118053.5
3) Mostly unfavorable1105
4) Very unfavorable401.8
5) Never heard of11.5
8) Can't rate29113.2
9) Refused663
Missing2200 
TOTAL2206100.0
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 favorable38417.4
2) Mostly favorable88640.1
3) Mostly unfavorable29713.5
4) Very unfavorable1064.8
5) Never heard of1094.9
8) Can't rate36016.3
9) Refused663
Missing2200 
TOTAL2208100.0
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 favorable1958.8
2) Mostly favorable100645.6
3) Mostly unfavorable34615.7
4) Very unfavorable1989
5) Never heard of12.5
8) Can't rate38917.6
9) Refused622.8
Missing2200 
TOTAL2208100.0
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 favorable1627.3
2) Mostly favorable62628.4
3) Mostly unfavorable48622
4) Very unfavorable61327.8
5) Never heard of00
8) Can't rate27012.2
9) Refused502.3
Missing2200 
TOTAL2207100.0
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 favorable24111
2) Mostly favorable68831.3
3) Mostly unfavorable45220.6
4) Very unfavorable29713.5
5) Never heard of1758
8) Can't rate31514.3
9) Refused311.4
Missing2208 
TOTAL2199100.0
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 favorable1918.7
2) Mostly favorable87539.8
3) Mostly unfavorable63528.9
4) Very unfavorable24111
5) Never heard of11.5
8) Can't rate2189.9
9) Refused271.2
Missing2208 
TOTAL2198100.0
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 favorable1858.4
2) Mostly favorable65229.6
3) Mostly unfavorable45520.7
4) Very unfavorable30513.9
5) Never heard of26011.8
8) Can't rate31714.4
9) Refused251.1
Missing2208 
TOTAL2199100.0
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 favorable1376.2
2) Mostly favorable93442.4
3) Mostly unfavorable64329.2
4) Very unfavorable24611.2
5) Never heard of10.5
8) Can't rate2139.7
9) Refused18.8
Missing2208 
TOTAL2201100.0
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 favorable26312
2) Mostly favorable107949
3) Mostly unfavorable38717.6
4) Very unfavorable2129.6
5) Never heard of4.2
8) Can't rate22510.2
9) Refused301.4
Missing2208 
TOTAL2200100.0
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 favorable28212.8
2) Mostly favorable76935
3) Mostly unfavorable54624.8
4) Very unfavorable39618
5) Never heard of2.1
8) Can't rate1697.7
9) Refused351.6
Missing2208 
TOTAL2199100.0
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 favorable32114.6
2) Mostly favorable76434.7
3) Mostly unfavorable59727.1
4) Very unfavorable30313.8
5) Never heard of2.1
8) Can't rate1838.3
9) Refused291.3
Missing2208 
TOTAL2199100.0
46) How worried are you that there will soon be another terrorist attack in the United States? (TERRATT)
TOTAL%
1) Very worried114626
2) Somewhat worried185142
3) Not too worried85819.5
4) Not at all worried50511.5
9) Don't know/Refused471.1
TOTAL4407100.0
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 out97944.5
2) Should express views111350.6
9) No opinion1084.9
Missing2208 
TOTAL2200100.0
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) Yes67830.8
2) No138963.1
9) Don't know/Refused1336
Missing2208 
TOTAL2200100.0
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 EXPFAITH108049.1
2) Ask BUSHREL112050.9
Missing2208 
TOTAL2200100.0
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 much28426.3
2) Too little41438.4
3) Right amount29227.1
9) Don't know/Refused898.2
Missing3327 
TOTAL1079100.0
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 much31728.3
2) Too little1119.9
3) Right amount57851.6
9) Don't know/Refused11410.2
Missing3288 
TOTAL1120100.0
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 deal43719.9
2) Some102446.5
3) Not much50823.1
4) Nothing at all1476.7
9) Don't know/Refused853.9
Missing2208 
TOTAL2201100.0
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) Friendly63829
2) Neutral84338.3
3) Unfriendly43219.6
9) Don't know/Refused28713
Missing2208 
TOTAL2200100.0
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) Friendly120754.9
2) Neutral51823.5
3) Unfriendly1938.8
9) Don't know/Refused28212.8
Missing2208 
TOTAL2200100.0
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 agree30613.9
2) Mostly agree69031.4
3) Mostly disagree70832.2
4) Completely disagree24211
9) Don't know/Refused25311.5
Missing2208 
TOTAL2199100.0
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 agree25711.7
2) Mostly agree71132.3
3) Mostly disagree67630.7
4) Completely disagree24511.1
9) Don't know/Refused31114.1
Missing2208 
TOTAL2200100.0
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 Republicans113451.5
2) The Democrats61027.7
3) Neither1165.3
4) Both equally1074.9
9) Don't know/Refused23310.6
Missing2208 
TOTAL2200100.0
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 Republicans65729.9
2) The Democrats113651.6
3) Neither1486.7
4) Both equally954.3
9) Don't know/Refused1647.5
Missing2208 
TOTAL2200100.0
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 far98844.7
2) No, don't think that Conservative Christians have gone too far98844.7
9) Don't know/Refused23310.5
Missing2200 
TOTAL2209100.0
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.147766.9
2) Not, I don't think that liberals have gone too far.61027.6
9) Don't know/Refused1215.5
Missing2200 
TOTAL2208100.0
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 marriage40018.1
2) Issues like poverty and homelessness159272.1
3) Both1486.7
4) Neither20.9
9) Don't know/Refused482.2
Missing2200 
TOTAL2208100.0
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) Agree152369
2) Disagree46721.2
9) Don't know/Refused2189.9
Missing2200 
TOTAL2208100.0
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 democracy130959.5
2) No, shouldn't work to promote democracy69031.4
9) Don't know/Refused2009.1
Missing2208 
TOTAL2199100.0
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 conflict126928.8
2) Conflict with a radical group265960.3
9) Don't know/Refused47910.9
TOTAL4407100.0
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 conflict113542.7
2) Will remain limited to a small, radical group136351.3
9) Don't know/Refused1616.1
Missing1748 
TOTAL2659100.0
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 God373284.7
2) You don't believe in God, but you do believe in a universal spirit/higher power47410.8
3) You don't believe in either1383.1
4) Other11.2
9) Don't know/Refused531.2
TOTAL4408100.0
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 responsible341991.6
2) No, don't believe this2015.4
9) Don't know/Refused1123
Missing676 
TOTAL3732100.0
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 responsible22747.9
2) No, don't believe this19440.9
9) Don't know/Refused5311.2
Missing3933 
TOTAL474100.0
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 time105647.8
2) Existed in their present form since the beginning of time92141.7
9) Don't know/Refused23110.5
Missing2200 
TOTAL2208100.0
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 time93242.4
2) Evolved over time105247.8
9) Don't know/Refused2169.8
Missing2208 
TOTAL2200100.0
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.113353.7
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.79837.9
9) Don't know/Refused1778.4
Missing2300 
TOTAL2108100.0
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 certain201345.7
2) Fairly certain136431
3) Not too certain53112
4) Not at all certain3878.8
9) Don't know/Refused1122.5
TOTAL4407100.0
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 experience55712.6
2) The views of your friends and family2425.5
3) What you have seen or read in the media1132.6
4) Your religious beliefs185242
5) Your education122427.8
6) Something else2976.7
9) Don't know/Refused1222.8
TOTAL4407100.0
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.239954.4
2) No, there is not agreement among scientists that humans evolved over time.145833.1
9) Don't know/Refused55112.5
TOTAL4408100.0
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.)357781.1
2) Jewish681.5
3) Muslim (includes Islam/Islamic)21.5
4) Other non-Christian591.3
5) Atheist571.3
6) Agnostic801.8
7) Something else691.6
8) No preference46210.5
9) Don't know/Refused15.3
TOTAL4408100.0
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.)219161.6
2) Roman Catholic (includes Catholic)97127.3
3) Mormon (includes Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints611.7
4) Orthodox (includes Greek or Russian Orthodox, etc.)28.8
5) Something else2436.8
9) Don't know/Refused611.7
Missing853 
TOTAL3555100.0
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) Baptist82233.8
2) Methodist31112.8
3) Lutheran2048.4
4) Presbyterian1265.2
5) Congregational or United Church of Christ913.7
6) Nondenominational or Independent Church30512.5
7) Pentecostal1676.9
8) Episcopalian682.8
9) Reformed, or22.9
10) Something else2189
11) Nothing in particular833.4
99) Don't know/Refused16.7
Missing1973 
TOTAL2433100.0
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) Yes157645.1
2) No174149.8
9) Don't know/Refused1805.1
Missing911 
TOTAL3497100.0
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, applies51214.4
2) No, does not apply280378.9
9) Don't know/Refused2396.7
Missing853 
TOTAL3554100.0
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, applies134037.7
2) No, does not apply202356.9
9) Don't know/Refused1915.4
Missing853 
TOTAL3554100.0
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, applies131837.1
2) No, does not apply194454.7
9) Don't know/Refused2938.2
Missing853 
TOTAL3555100.0
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 week63014.3
2) Once a week116826.5
3) Once or twice a month61714
4) A few times a year84619.2
5) Seldom63514.4
6) Never46810.6
9) Don't know/Refused441
TOTAL4408100.0
83) How important would you say religion is in your own life: very important, fairly important, or not very important? (RELIMP)
TOTAL%
1) Very important264760.1
2) Fairly important111325.3
3) Not very important61013.8
9) Don't know/Refused37.8
TOTAL4407100.0
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.160736.5
2) The Bible is the word of God, but not everything should be taken literally, word for word.177140.2
3) The Bible is a book written by men and is not the word of God.78217.7
4) Other641.5
9) Don't know/Refused1834.2
TOTAL4407100.0
85) On another subject, how much would you say you know about the Muslim religion and its practices? (KNOWMUSL)
TOTAL%
1) A great deal2084.7
2) Some124228.2
3) Not very much160136.3
4) Nothing at all132430
9) Don't know/Refused32.7
TOTAL4407100.0
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 common103127.3
2) Very different220558.4
9) Don't know/Refused54014.3
Missing632 
TOTAL3776100.0
87) Would you say you have a generally favorable or unfavorable opinion of Islam? [Asked only if FORM = 1.] (FAVISLAM)
TOTAL%
1) Favorable90040.8
2) Unfavorable80136.3
9) No opinion50723
Missing2200 
TOTAL2208100.0
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) Favorable80536.6
2) Unfavorable79436.1
9) No opinion60127.3
Missing2208 
TOTAL2200100.0
89) Do you happen to know what name Muslims use to refer to God? (ALLAH)
TOTAL%
1) Correct answer212448.2
2) Incorrect answer62114.1
9) Don't know/Refused166337.7
TOTAL4408100.0
90) Do you happen to know the name of the Islamic equivalent to the Bible? (KORAN)
TOTAL%
1) Correct answer224250.9
2) Incorrect answer4119.3
9) Don't know/Refused175439.8
TOTAL4407100.0
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.99244.9
2) Religions are all about the same in this regard.95543.3
3) Neither1034.7
9) Don't know1587.2
Missing2200 
TOTAL2208100.0
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.79035.9
2) Religions are all about the same in this regard.104047.3
3) Neither552.5
9) Don't know31414.3
Missing2208 
TOTAL2199100.0
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) Christianity10510.6
2) Islam60761.2
3) Judaism353.5
4) Hinduism454.5
5) None343.4
9) Don't know/Refused16616.7
Missing3415 
TOTAL992100.0
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 deal88540.1
2) A fair amount76534.6
3) Only a little29913.5
4) None at all1828.2
9) Don't know/Refused773.5
Missing2200 
TOTAL2208100.0
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 deal66930.3
2) A fair amount77535.1
3) Only a little59326.9
4) None at all964.3
9) Don't know/Refused743.4
Missing2200 
TOTAL2207100.0
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 job1914.3
2) Good job66215
3) Only a fair job97722.2
4) Poor job140331.8
9) Don't know/Refused117326.6
TOTAL4406100.0
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 job2696.1
2) Good job105323.9
3) Only a fair job109824.9
4) Poor job83819
9) Don't know/Refused115126.1
TOTAL4409100.0
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 job1082.5
2) Good job52912
3) Only a fair job92220.9
4) Poor job125828.5
9) Don't know/Refused159136.1
TOTAL4408100.0
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 job1794.1
2) Good job88520.1
3) Only a fair job120327.3
4) Poor job72616.5
9) Don't know/Refused141432.1
TOTAL4407100.0
100) Did you have any children living in your household who were enrolled in kindergarten through 12th grade this past year? (SCHKIDS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes129629.4
2) No310970.5
9) Don't know/Refused20
TOTAL4407100.0
101) How many? [Asked only if SCHKIDS = 1.] (SCHMANY)
TOTAL%
1) One58445.1
2) More than one71254.9
Missing3111 
TOTAL1296100.0
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) Public109984.7
2) Private15311.8
3) Both - one child/children in public school and one child/children in private school322.5
4) Neither/Home school9.7
9) Don't know/Refused4.3
Missing3111 
TOTAL1297100.0
103) Is this a religious or church affiliated school, or not? [Asked only if PUBPRIV = 2 or 3.] (RELAFFIL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes12366.5
2) No6233.5
Missing4223 
TOTAL185100.0
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 uncomfortable675.2
2) No, hasn't mentioned feeling uncomfortable118191.1
3) Did not come up/Not applicable403.1
9) Don't know/Refused9.7
Missing3111 
TOTAL1297100.0
105) Has this happened often, or not? [Asked only if RELSUBJ = 1 "yes".] (RELOFTEN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes3147
2) No3553
Missing4341 
TOTAL66100.0
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 groups34226.4
2) No, there aren't religious groups82964
9) Don't know/Refused1259.6
Missing3111 
TOTAL1296100.0
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) Yes17751.8
2) No14241.5
9) Don't know/Refused236.7
Missing4065 
TOTAL342100.0
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 uncomfortable1007.7
2) No, hasn't mentioned feeling uncomfortable103780
3) Did not come up/Not applicable14110.9
9) Don't know/Refused191.5
Missing3111 
TOTAL1297100.0
109) Has this happened often, or not? [Asked only if HOMOSUBJ = 1.] (HOMOOFT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes2929
2) No7171
Missing4308 
TOTAL100100.0
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 uncomfortable735.6
2) No, hasn't mentioned feeling uncomfortable110985.6
3) Did not come up/Not applicable967.4
9) Don't know/Refused181.4
Missing3111 
TOTAL1296100.0
111) Has this happened often, or not? [Asked only if EVOLSUBJ = 1.] (EVOLOFT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1419.4
2) No5880.6
Missing4335 
TOTAL72100.0
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 say310270.4
2) Should not have a say103723.5
9) Don't know/Refused2686.1
TOTAL4407100.0
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 say348379
2) Should not have a say73316.6
9) Don't know/Refused1914.3
TOTAL4407100.0
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 say262259.5
2) Should not have a say149734
9) Don't know/Refused2896.6
TOTAL4408100.0
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 teachers124928.3
2) Parents180641
3) School boards92521
9) Don't know/Refused4269.7
TOTAL4406100.0
116) And what's your view: would you generally favor or oppose teaching creationism along with evolution in public schools? (CREATEVO)
TOTAL%
1) Favor280163.6
2) Oppose115126.1
9) Don't know/Refused45510.3
TOTAL4407100.0
117) Would you generally favor or oppose teaching creationism instead of evolution in public schools? (CREATION)
TOTAL%
1) Favor165737.6
2) Oppose215048.8
9) Don't know/Refused60013.6
TOTAL4407100.0
118) What is your age? (AGE)
TOTAL%
18) 181463.3
19) 191012.3
20) 20651.5
21) 21781.8
22) 22541.2
23) 23681.5
24) 24521.2
25) 25831.9
26) 26581.3
27) 27641.5
28) 281032.3
29) 29701.6
30) 30962.2
31) 31942.1
32) 32982.2
33) 33541.2
34) 34591.3
35) 35661.5
36) 36761.7
37) 37701.6
38) 38892
39) 39851.9
40) 401022.3
41) 411082.4
42) 421132.6
43) 43942.1
44) 44731.7
45) 451212.7
46) 46661.5
47) 47882
48) 48741.7
49) 49811.8
50) 501112.5
51) 51741.7
52) 52932.1
53) 53611.4
54) 54811.8
55) 55721.6
56) 56551.2
57) 57781.8
58) 58681.5
59) 59491.1
60) 60731.7
61) 61431
62) 62581.3
63) 6335.8
64) 64431
65) 65551.2
66) 6632.7
67) 6739.9
68) 6837.8
69) 6926.6
70) 70551.2
71) 7125.6
72) 7236.8
73) 73441
74) 7418.4
75) 7534.8
76) 7627.6
77) 77471.1
78) 7824.5
79) 7921.5
80) 8027.6
81) 8127.6
82) 8225.6
83) 8311.2
84) 8411.2
85) 8529.7
86) 8620.5
87) 877.2
88) 884.1
89) 893.1
90) 9010
91) 9120
92) 927.2
94) 943.1
95) 953.1
99) Don't know/Refused691.6
TOTAL4412100.0
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 1-81122.5
2) High school incomplete (Grades 9-11)4219.6
3) High school graduate (Grade 12 or GED certificate)145433
4) Technical, trade, or vocational school AFTER high school1643.7
5) Some college, no 4-year degree (including associate degree)105023.8
6) College graduate (B.S., B.A., or other 4-year degree)74416.9
7) Post-graduate training or professional schooling after college (e.g., toward a master's degree or Ph. D.; law or medical school)45310.3
9) Don't know/Refused9.2
TOTAL4407100.0
120) Are you, yourself, of Hispanic origin or descent, such as Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban, or some other Spanish background? (HISPANIC)
TOTAL%
1) Yes44910.2
2) No394989.6
9) Don't know/Refused9.2
TOTAL4407100.0
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) White350079.4
2) Black51211.6
3) Asian681.5
4) Other or mixed race2796.3
9) Don't know/Refused491.1
TOTAL4408100.0
122) Are you married, divorced, separated, widowed, or never been married? (MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Married235953.5
2) Divorced48711
3) Separated761.7
4) Widowed3708.4
5) Never been married109724.9
9) Don't know/Refused20.5
TOTAL4409100.0
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 $10,0003267.4
2) 10 to under $20,0004069.2
3) 20 to under $30,00048311
4) 30 to under $40,00050511.5
5) 40 to under $50,0003868.8
6) 50 to under $75,00064814.7
7) 75 to under $100,00046410.5
8) 100 to under $150,0003217.3
9) $150,000 or more2515.7
10) Don't know/Refused61814
TOTAL4408100.0
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, registered355580.6
2) No, not registered83018.8
9) Don't know/Refused23.5
TOTAL4408100.0
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 certain339695.5
2) Chance registration has lapsed1474.1
9) Don't know/Refused12.3
Missing853 
TOTAL3555100.0
126) In politics today, do you consider yourself a Republican, Democrat, or Independent? (PARTY)
TOTAL%
1) Republican139031.5
2) Democrat139231.6
3) Independent124928.3
4) No preference2285.2
5) Other party20.5
9) Don't know/Refused1292.9
TOTAL4408100.0
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) Republican43826.9
2) Democrat64639.7
9) Other/Don't know/Refused54233.3
Missing2782 
TOTAL1626100.0
128) In general, would you describe your political views as: very conservative, conservative, moderate, liberal, or very liberal? (IDEO)
TOTAL%
1) Very conservative3107
2) Conservative126928.8
3) Moderate174339.6
4) Liberal, OR62314.1
5) Very liberal2114.8
9) Don't know/Refused2515.7
TOTAL4407100.0
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) Voted331075.1
2) Did not vote (includes too young to vote)106024.1
8) Don't remember if voted20.5
9) Refused17.4
TOTAL4407100.0
130) Did you vote for Bush, Kerry or someone else? [Asked if PVOTE04A = 1.] (PVOTE04B)
TOTAL%
1) Bush162449
2) Kerry137441.5
3) Other candidate1003
4) Don't remember which candidate17.5
9) Refused1965.9
Missing1097 
TOTAL3311100.0
131) Do you own or rent your home? (OWNRENT)
TOTAL%
1) Own304569.1
2) Rent110425
3) Other arrangement2195
9) Don't know/Refused40.9
TOTAL4408100.0
132) Are you now employed full-time, part-time, or not employed? (EMPLOY)
TOTAL%
1) Full-time230252.2
2) Part-time54412.3
3) Not employed153334.8
9) Don't know/Refused29.7
TOTAL4408100.0
133) Are you yourself [if respondent is married, add: "or is your husband/wife"] a veteran of the armed services? (VETERAN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, respondent54212.3
2) Yes, spouse3377.6
3) Yes, both23.5
4) Yes, respondent still active/in the reserves24.5
5) Yes, spouse still active/in the reserves7.2
6) Yes, both still active/in the reserves00
7) No345778.4
9) Don't know/Refused17.4
TOTAL4407100.0
134) Are you [if respondent is married, add: "or is your spouse") a member of a labor union? (LABOR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, respondent is3447.8
2) Yes, spouse is1693.8
3) Yes, both902
4) No, neither are377485.6
9) Don't know/Refused30.7
TOTAL4407100.0
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) Yes227451.6
2) No208647.3
9) Don't know/Refused471.1
TOTAL4407100.0
136) So that a reporter might reach you more easily, can you tell me your first name? (NAME)
TOTAL%
1) Gave name221897.5
2) Declined to be contacted at this point562.5
Missing2133 
TOTAL2274100.0
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 requested221450.2
2) No, website not requested219349.8
TOTAL4407100.0
138) Recoded age for banner (RECAGE2)
TOTAL%
1) 18-2994221.4
2) 30-49170638.7
3) 50-6499222.5
4) 65+69815.8
9) Refused691.6
TOTAL4407100.0
139) Zip code (ZIP)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL440748194.8530063.79
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
TOTAL0
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
TOTAL0
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
TOTAL0
143) County name (CNTYNAME)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL0
144) Recoded population density (DENSITY3)
TOTAL%
1) Lowest population density90620.6
2) 290520.5
3) 388420.1
4) 488020
5) Highest population density83218.9
TOTAL4407100.0
145) Red/Blue County based on 2000 election (RED_BLUE)
TOTAL%
1) Strong Dem94421.4
2) Dem70416
3) Even74316.9
4) Rep105523.9
5) Strong Rep96121.8
TOTAL4407100.0
146) Recoded age (RECAGE)
TOTAL%
1) 18-2456412.8
2) 25-3477817.7
3) 35-4487619.9
4) 45-5484919.3
5) 55-6457313
6) 65 or older69815.8
9) Refused691.6
TOTAL4407100.0
147) Recoded education (recoded, based on the variable named EDUC). (RECEDUC)
TOTAL%
1) Less than high school53212.1
2) High school graduate161836.7
3) Some college105023.8
4) College graduate119727.2
9) Don't know/Refused9.2
TOTAL4406100.0
148) Race/Ethnicity (based on variables named HISP and RACE). (RACETHN)
TOTAL%
1) White, non-Hispanic322273.1
2) Black, non-Hispanic47910.9
3) Hispanic44910.2
4) Other2375.4
9) Don't know/Refused20.5
TOTAL4407100.0
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 commitment61413.9
3) 399222.5
4) 43778.6
4.5) 4.515.3
5) 552511.9
6) 645110.2
6.5) 6.526.6
7) 745310.3
8) 82615.9
8.5) 8.54.1
9) 92465.6
10) 101794.1
11) Low commitment2656
TOTAL4408100.0
150) Weight variable by density and cross race (WEIGHT)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL2.2040.912
151) Call attempt (ATTEMPT)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL44073.683.33
152) Date of first call (FCALL)
TOTAL%
50707) July 7, 2005161936.7
50708) July 8, 2005144332.7
50709) July 9, 200547410.8
50710) July 10, 20051914.3
50711) July 11, 20051062.4
50712) July 12, 20051784
50713) July 13, 20051302.9
50714) July 14, 2005551.2
50715) July 15, 20051433.2
50716) July 16, 2005681.5
TOTAL4407100.0
153) Recoded age (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-AGE)
TOTAL%
1) 18-2456413
2) 25-3477817.9
3) 35-4487620.2
4) 45-5484919.6
5) 55-6457313.2
6) 65 or older69816.1
Missing69 
TOTAL4338100.0
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 week63014.4
2) Once a week116826.8
3) Once or twice a month61714.1
4) A few times a year84619.4
5) Seldom63514.6
6) Never46810.7
Missing44 
TOTAL4364100.0
155) Recoded education (recoded, based on the variable named EDUC). (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-EDUC)
TOTAL%
1) Less than high school53212.1
2) High school graduate161836.8
3) Some college105023.9
4) College graduate119727.2
Missing9 
TOTAL4397100.0
156) Sex. (Enter respondent's sex.) (for use with online analysis) (I-GENDER)
TOTAL%
1) Male212148.1
2) Female228651.9
TOTAL4407100.0
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 $20,00073219.3
3) 20 to under $30,00048312.7
4) 30 to under $50,00089123.5
6) 50 to under $75,00064817.1
7) 75 to under $100,00046412.2
8) $100,000 or more57215.1
Missing618 
TOTAL3790100.0
158) In politics today, do you consider yourself a Republican, Democrat, or Independent? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-PARTYID)
TOTAL%
1) Republican139032.5
2) Democrat139232.5
3) Independent124929.2
4) No preference2285.3
5) Other party20.5
Missing129 
TOTAL4279100.0