Religion and Public Life Survey, 2008

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Percentages are weighted by 203) WEIGHT; Total Ns reported are unweighted
1) Respondent ID (RESP)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL290516645.4722884.24
2) Sample type (STYPE)
TOTAL%
1) Landline 69.6
2) Cell phone 30.4
TOTAL2905100.0
3) Current number of attempts at calling (CATTMPT)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL29053.793.13
4) Respondent's area code (AREA)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL2905586.42233.86
5) Respondent's time zone (TIMEZONE)
TOTAL%
1) Eastern 49.6
2) Central 28.7
3) Mountain 4.3
4) Pacific 17.3
TOTAL2905100.0
6) 5-digit FIPS code for area (See Note 2: FIPS Codes on the ARDA Summary Page for explanation of coding) (QFIPS)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL290528531.0615916.47
7) Metropolitan Statistical Area code (See Note 3: MSA Codes on the ARDA Summary Page for explanation of coding) (QMSA)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL290524966.0415411.80
8) Census division (QCENDIV)
TOTAL%
1) New England 4.7
2) Middle Atlantic 13.7
3) East North Central 14.8
4) West North Central 8.3
5) South Atlantic 19.4
6) East South Central 6.6
7) West South Central 11.1
8) Mountain 6.7
9) Pacific 14.7
TOTAL2905100.0
9) Phone type (QPHTYPE)
TOTAL%
0) Unlisted 35.9
1) Listed 64.1
Missing651 
TOTAL2254100.0
10) Urban, suburban, rural census division (QUSRCD)
TOTAL%
1) Urban 29.6
2) Suburban 49.9
3) Rural 20.5
Missing651 
TOTAL2254100.0
11) Census region (CREGION)
TOTAL%
1) Northeast 18.3
2) Midwest 23.1
3) South 37.1
4) West 21.4
TOTAL2905100.0
12) Population density (QDENSITY)
TOTAL%
1) Lowest population density 20.4
2) 2 20
3) 3 20.2
4) 4 19.9
5) Highest population density 19.5
TOTAL2905100.0
13) Form ID (FORM)
TOTAL%
1) Form 1 49.6
2) Form 2 50.4
TOTAL2905100.0
14) Sample Type (QVERS)
TOTAL%
1) Landline 69.6
2) Cell phone 30.4
TOTAL2905100.0
15) Respondent's sex (SEX)
TOTAL%
1) Male 48.4
2) Female 51.6
TOTAL2905100.0
16) If STYPE = 2: Is the respondent at least 18 years old? (S1) (RESP18)
TOTAL%
1) Yes 100
Missing2254 
TOTAL651100.0
17) If STYPE = 2: Is now a good time to talk? (S2) (TALKNOW)
TOTAL%
1) Yes 100
Missing2254 
TOTAL651100.0
18) All in all, are you satisfied or dissatisfied with the way things are going in this country today? (Q1) (SATCNTRY)
TOTAL%
1) Satisfied 21
2) Dissatisfied 74
9) Don't know/Refused 5.1
TOTAL2905100.0
19) How much thought have you given to the coming presidential election? Quite a lot or only a little? (THOUGHT)
TOTAL%
1) Quite a lot 66.9
2) Some 5.4
3) Little 22.3
4) None 4.3
9) Don't know/Refused 1.1
TOTAL2905100.0
20) 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 78.8
2) No, not registered 21
9) Don't know/Refused .2
TOTAL2905100.0
21) If YES to REGIST: Are you absolutely certain you are registered to vote, or is there a chance your registration lapsed? (REGICERT)
TOTAL%
1) Absolutely certain 97.2
2) Chance registration lapsed 2.1
9) Don't know/Refused .7
Missing438 
TOTAL2467100.0
22) If YES to REGIST: Have you ever voted in your precinct or election district? (PRECINCT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes 88.2
2) No 11.8
9) Don't know/Refused 0
Missing491 
TOTAL2414100.0
23) If YES to REGIST: How often would you say you vote? (OFTVOTE)
TOTAL%
1) Always 54.9
2) Nearly always 28.6
3) Part of the time 9.4
4) Seldom 3.8
5) Never vote 2.1
6) Other response 1.2
9) Don't know/Refused .1
Missing491 
TOTAL2414100.0
24) Candidates' name read first on VOTE08 and LEAN08 (Q5CHO) (RNDMVOTE)
TOTAL%
1) John McCain's name read first 49.8
2) Barack Obama's name read first 50.2
Missing491 
TOTAL2414100.0
25) Suppose the 2008 presidential election was being held today. If you had to choose between [John McCain or Barack Obama (rotated)], who would you vote for? (See RNDMVOTE for order of candidates' names as read.) (Q5) (VOTE08)
TOTAL%
1) John McCain, the Republican 38.5
2) Barack Obama, the Democrat 42.6
3) Other candidate 4.3
9) Don't know/Refused 14.6
Missing491 
TOTAL2414100.0
26) If VOTE08 = 3 or 9: As of today, do you LEAN more to [McCain, the Republican, or Obama, the Democrat]? (See RNDMVOTE for order of candidates' names as read.) (Q5A) (LEAN08)
TOTAL%
1) John McCain, the Republican 25.5
2) Barack Obama, the Democrat 19.8
3) Other candidate 10.7
9) Don't know/Refused 44
Missing2452 
TOTAL453100.0
27) Horserace [VOTE08 and LEAN08 responses combined] (See Note 4: HORSE Codes on the ARDA Summary Page for explanation of coding) (Q5HORSE) (HORSE)
TOTAL%
1) John McCain/Lean McCain 43.3
2) Barack Obama/Lean Obama 46.3
3) Other candidate 2
9) Don't know/Refused to lean 8.3
Missing491 
TOTAL2414100.0
28) If VOTE08 = MCCAIN or OBAMA: Do you support your presidential candidate strongly or only moderately? (Q5B) (SUPPRT)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly 53.9
2) Only moderately 44.9
9) Don't know/Refused 1.2
Missing944 
TOTAL1961100.0
29) If VOTE08 = MCCAIN: Would you say that your choice more a vote FOR John McCain or more a vote AGAINST Barack Obama? (Q6A) (FORMCAIN)
TOTAL%
1) For McCain 58.1
2) Against Obama 36
9) Don't know/Refused 5.9
Missing1808 
TOTAL1097100.0
30) If VOTE08 = OBAMA: Is your choice more a vote FOR Barack Obama or more a vote AGAINST John McCain? (Q6B) (FOROBMA)
TOTAL%
1) For Obama 70.4
2) Against McCain 26.4
9) Don't know/Refused 3.2
Missing1833 
TOTAL1072100.0
31) Which question was asked first, CHNCMCCN or CHNCOBMA? (FX78) (RNDMCHNC)
TOTAL%
1) CHNCMCCN 49.9
2) CHNCOBMA 50.1
Missing491 
TOTAL2414100.0
32) If R did not choose MCCAIN on VOTE08 or LEAN08: Do you think there is a chance you might vote for John McCain in November, or have you definitely decided not to vote for him? (Q7) (CHNCMCCN)
TOTAL%
1) Chance might vote for him 24.2
2) Decided not to vote for him 65.9
9) Don't know/Refused 9.9
Missing1587 
TOTAL1318100.0
33) If R did not choose OBAMA on VOTE08 or LEAN08: Do you think there is a chance you might vote for Barack Obama in November, or have you definitely decided not to vote for him? (Q8) (CHNCOBMA)
TOTAL%
1) Chance might vote for him 23.2
2) Decided not to vote for him 66.4
9) Don't know/Refused 10.4
Missing1562 
TOTAL1343100.0
34) Vote preference in 2008 (See Note 5: SWING08 Codes on the ARDA Summary Page for explanation of coding) (SWING) (SWING08)
TOTAL%
1) McCain - No chance Obama 32
2) Obama - No chance McCain 34.6
3) McCain - Lean McCain, chance Obama 11.3
4) Obama - Lean Obama, chance McCain 11.8
5) Undecided 10.3
Missing491 
TOTAL2414100.0
35) If REGICERT = 1: Do you plan to vote in the election this November? (PLANTO1)
TOTAL%
1) Yes 96.7
2) No 1.8
9) Don't know/Refused 1.4
Missing491 
TOTAL2414100.0
36) If REGICERT = 1: I'd like you to rate your chance of voting in November on a scale of 10 to 1. If 10 represents a person who definitely will vote and 1 represents a person who will definitely NOT vote, where on this scale of 10 to 1 would you place yourself? (SCALE10)
TOTAL%
1) Definitely will not vote 2.2
2)  .3
3)  .5
4)  .3
5)  2.3
6)  .9
7)  1.9
8)  5.2
9)  6.3
10) Definitely will vote 79.6
11) Don't know .5
Missing491 
TOTAL2414100.0
37) If REGICERT = 1: Thinking back to the Democratic nomination contest, who did you prefer more -- Barack Obama or Hillary Clinton? (Q9) (DEMS08)
TOTAL%
1) Barack Obama 39.8
2) Hillary Clinton 38.8
3) Other 1.6
4) Neither/None 15.8
9) Don't know/Refused 4
Missing491 
TOTAL2414100.0
38) If REGICERT = 1: Thinking back to the Republican nomination contest, who did you prefer more -- John McCain or one of the other candidates who ran? (Q10) (REPS08)
TOTAL%
1) John McCain 34.7
2) Preferred another candidate 40.3
3) Neither/None 18.4
9) Don't know/Refused 6.6
Missing491 
TOTAL2414100.0
39) Which questions were asked first, (LIKEMCCN and TRBLMCCN) or (LIKEOBMA and TRBLOBMA)? (FX1618) (RNDMLITR)
TOTAL%
1) LIKEMCCN and TRBLMCCN 50.1
2) LIKEOBMA and TRBLOBMA 49.9
Missing491 
TOTAL2414100.0
40) If REGICERT = 1: Which of the following, if any, do you like most about John McCain? Is it . . . (Q16) (LIKEMCCN)
TOTAL%
1) His positions on moral and social issues 8.4
2) His positions on economic issues 9.6
3) His positions on foreign policy issues 15.9
4) His personal abilities and experiences 40
5) None 19.4
9) Don't know/Refused 6.6
Missing491 
TOTAL2414100.0
41) If REGICERT = 1: And which of the following, if any, troubles you most about John McCain? Is it . . . (Q17) (TRBLMCCN)
TOTAL%
1) His positions on moral and social issues 13.4
2) His positions on economic issues 26
3) His positions on foreign policy issues 24.5
4) His personal abilities and experiences 9
5) None 17.1
9) Don't know/Refused 10
Missing491 
TOTAL2414100.0
42) If REGICERT = 1: Which of the following, if any, do you like most about Barack Obama? Is it . . . (Q18) (LIKEOBMA)
TOTAL%
1) His positions on moral and social issues 16.6
2) His positions on economic issues 24.1
3) His positions on foreign policy issues 9.4
4) His personal abilities and experiences 13.5
5) None 28.1
9) Don't know/Refused 8.3
Missing491 
TOTAL2414100.0
43) If REGICERT = 1: And which of the following, if any, troubles you most about Barack Obama? Is it . . . (Q19) (TRBLOBMA)
TOTAL%
1) His positions on moral and social issues 10.6
2) His positions on economic issues 12.3
3) His positions on foreign policy issues 18.4
4) His personal abilities and experiences 33
5) None 16.8
9) Don't know/Refused 8.8
Missing491 
TOTAL2414100.0
44) Candidate's position category read first on LIKEMCCN, TRBLMCCN, LIKEOBMA, and TRBLOBMA (XRQ16_1) (RDMLITR1)
TOTAL%
1) His positions on moral and social issues 33
2) His positions on economic issues 33.6
3) His positions on foreign policy issues 33.4
Missing491 
TOTAL2414100.0
45) Candidate's position category read second on LIKEMCCN, TRBLMCCN, LIKEOBMA, and TRBLOBMA (XRQ16_2) (RDMLITR2)
TOTAL%
1) His positions on moral and social issues 34.2
2) His positions on economic issues 34.1
3) His positions on foreign policy issues 31.7
Missing491 
TOTAL2414100.0
46) Candidate's position category read third on LIKEMCCN, TRBLMCCN, LIKEOBMA, and TRBLOBMA (XRQ16_3) (RDMLITR3)
TOTAL%
1) His positions on moral and social issues 32.8
2) His positions on economic issues 32.3
3) His positions on foreign policy issues 34.9
Missing491 
TOTAL2414100.0
47) Candidate's name read first on JGCRISIS through TKSTAND (Q21CHO) (RNDMCHAR)
TOTAL%
1) John McCain 50.5
2) Barack Obama 49.5
TOTAL2905100.0
48) Of the following questions, which question was read first? (XRQ21_1) (RDMCHAR1)
TOTAL%
1) JGCRISIS (Form 1) 11.7
2) TYPPOL (Form 1) 12.8
3) GETDONE (Form 1) 12.9
4) SHVALUE (Form 1) 12.2
5) NEWIDEA (Form 2) 10.7
6) QUALPRES (Form 2) 9.9
7) HONTRUTH (Form 2) 10.5
8) CONCTAMS (Form 2) 9.6
9) TKSTAND (Form 2) 9.7
TOTAL2905100.0
49) Of the following questions, which question was read second? (XRQ21_2) (RDMCHAR2)
TOTAL%
1) JGCRISIS (Form 1) 12.7
2) TYPPOL (Form 1) 13.7
3) GETDONE (Form 1) 11.2
4) SHVALUE (Form 1) 12
5) NEWIDEA (Form 2) 9.5
6) QUALPRES (Form 2) 10.5
7) HONTRUTH (Form 2) 9.6
8) CONCTAMS (Form 2) 10.6
9) TKSTAND (Form 2) 10.2
TOTAL2905100.0
50) Of the following questions, which question was read third? (XRQ21_3) (RDMCHAR3)
TOTAL%
1) JGCRISIS (Form 1) 12.5
2) TYPPOL (Form 1) 11.4
3) GETDONE (Form 1) 12.7
4) SHVALUE (Form 1) 13
5) NEWIDEA (Form 2) 9.9
6) QUALPRES (Form 2) 9.7
7) HONTRUTH (Form 2) 9.7
8) CONCTAMS (Form 2) 10.4
9) TKSTAND (Form 2) 10.6
TOTAL2905100.0
51) Of the following questions, which question was read fourth? (XRQ21_4) (RDMCHAR4)
TOTAL%
1) JGCRISIS (Form 1) 12.6
2) TYPPOL (Form 1) 11.7
3) GETDONE (Form 1) 12.7
4) SHVALUE (Form 1) 12.5
5) NEWIDEA (Form 2) 9.9
6) QUALPRES (Form 2) 10.2
7) HONTRUTH (Form 2) 10.6
8) CONCTAMS (Form 2) 9.4
9) TKSTAND (Form 2) 10.4
TOTAL2905100.0
52) Of the following questions, which question was read fifth? (XRQ21_5) (RDMCHAR5)
TOTAL%
5) NEWIDEA (Form 2) 20.7
6) QUALPRES (Form 2) 20.1
7) HONTRUTH (Form 2) 19.9
8) CONCTAMS (Form 2) 20.5
9) TKSTAND (Form 2) 18.8
Missing1440 
TOTAL1465100.0
53) Tell me if you think this phrase better describes John McCain or Barack Obama: Would use good judgment in a crisis (Question asked on Form 1 only; names of candidates rotated as per RNDMCHAR) (Q21AF1) (JGCRISIS)
TOTAL%
1) John McCain 48.1
2) Barack Obama 36.5
3) Neither 3.3
4) Both equally 5.8
9) Don't know/Refused 6.4
Missing1465 
TOTAL1440100.0
54) Tell me if you think this phrase better describes John McCain or Barack Obama: A typical politician (Question asked on Form 1 only; names of candidates rotated as per RNDMCHAR) (Q21CF1) (TYPPOL)
TOTAL%
1) John McCain 48
2) Barack Obama 31.9
3) Neither 4.4
4) Both equally 10.9
9) Don't know/Refused 4.9
Missing1465 
TOTAL1440100.0
55) Tell me if you think this phrase better describes John McCain or Barack Obama: Can get things done (Question asked on Form 1 only; names of candidates rotated as per RNDMCHAR) (Q21DF1) (GETDONE)
TOTAL%
1) John McCain 38.3
2) Barack Obama 41.6
3) Neither 8.1
4) Both equally 4.8
9) Don't know/Refused 7.2
Missing1465 
TOTAL1440100.0
56) Tell me if you think this phrase better describes John McCain or Barack Obama: Shares my values (Question asked on Form 1 only; names of candidates rotated as per RNDMCHAR) (Q21EF1) (SHVALUE)
TOTAL%
1) John McCain 36.7
2) Barack Obama 48
3) Neither 6.5
4) Both equally 3.1
9) Don't know/Refused 5.8
Missing1465 
TOTAL1440100.0
57) Tell me if you think this phrase better describes John McCain or Barack Obama: Has new ideas (Question asked on Form 2 only; names of candidates rotated as per RNDMCHAR) (Q21FF2) (NEWIDEA)
TOTAL%
1) John McCain 14.9
2) Barack Obama 68.7
3) Neither 7.6
4) Both equally 2.7
9) Don't know/Refused 6
Missing1440 
TOTAL1465100.0
58) Tell me if you think this phrase better describes John McCain or Barack Obama: Personally qualified to be president (Question asked on Form 2 only; names of candidates rotated as per RNDMCHAR) (Q21GF3) (QUALPRES)
TOTAL%
1) John McCain 49.7
2) Barack Obama 30.9
3) Neither 6.9
4) Both equally 7.5
9) Don't know/Refused 5.1
Missing1440 
TOTAL1465100.0
59) Tell me if you think this phrase better describes John McCain or Barack Obama: Honest and truthful (Question asked on Form 2 only; names of candidates rotated as per RNDMCHAR) (Q21HF4) (HONTRUTH)
TOTAL%
1) John McCain 34.9
2) Barack Obama 37.8
3) Neither 10.8
4) Both equally 9.3
9) Don't know/Refused 7.2
Missing1440 
TOTAL1465100.0
60) Tell me if you think this phrase better describes John McCain or Barack Obama: Connects well with ordinary Americans (Question asked on Form 2 only; names of candidates rotated as per RNDMCHAR) (Q21IF5) (CONCTAMS)
TOTAL%
1) John McCain 29.2
2) Barack Obama 57.2
3) Neither 3.5
4) Both equally 4.4
9) Don't know/Refused 5.7
Missing1440 
TOTAL1465100.0
61) Tell me if you think this phrase better describes John McCain or Barack Obama: Willing to take a stand, even if it's unpopular (Question asked on Form 2 only; names of candidates rotated as per RNDMCHAR) (Q21JF6) (TKSTAND)
TOTAL%
1) John McCain 44.3
2) Barack Obama 40.7
3) Neither 4
4) Both equally 4.6
9) Don't know/Refused 6.5
Missing1440 
TOTAL1465100.0
62) Of the following questions, which question was read first? (XRQ22_1) (RDMISS1)
TOTAL%
1) ECON 8.6
2) IRAQ 9.1
3) TERRISM 8.2
4) GAYMARR 8.6
5) MORVAL 7.5
6) ABRTN 8
7) ENERGY 7.6
8) HLTHCARE 9
9) EDUCTION 8.6
10) ENVIRO 8.3
11) IMMGTN 7.6
12) TRADEPOL 8.9
TOTAL2905100.0
63) Of the following questions, which question was read second? (XRQ22_2) (RDMISS2)
TOTAL%
1) ECON 8.1
2) IRAQ 8.2
3) TERRISM 8.1
4) GAYMARR 8.1
5) MORVAL 7.7
6) ABRTN 8.4
7) ENERGY 8.7
8) HLTHCARE 7.8
9) EDUCTION 8.6
10) ENVIRO 8.8
11) IMMGTN 8.4
12) TRADEPOL 9.3
TOTAL2905100.0
64) Of the following questions, which question was read third? (XRQ22_3) (RDMISS3)
TOTAL%
1) ECON 7.4
2) IRAQ 8.8
3) TERRISM 7.4
4) GAYMARR 8.4
5) MORVAL 9.4
6) ABRTN 9.1
7) ENERGY 8.8
8) HLTHCARE 8
9) EDUCTION 8.6
10) ENVIRO 8.3
11) IMMGTN 7.5
12) TRADEPOL 8.2
TOTAL2905100.0
65) Of the following questions, which question was read fourth? (XRQ22_4) (RDMISS4)
TOTAL%
1) ECON 8.3
2) IRAQ 7.9
3) TERRISM 7.6
4) GAYMARR 8.9
5) MORVAL 8.9
6) ABRTN 8.6
7) ENERGY 8.3
8) HLTHCARE 8.2
9) EDUCTION 8.7
10) ENVIRO 7.9
11) IMMGTN 8.3
12) TRADEPOL 8.3
TOTAL2905100.0
66) Of the following questions, which question was read fifth? (XRQ22_5) (RDMISS5)
TOTAL%
1) ECON 8.4
2) IRAQ 8.1
3) TERRISM 8.6
4) GAYMARR 8.5
5) MORVAL 8.3
6) ABRTN 7.8
7) ENERGY 7.8
8) HLTHCARE 8
9) EDUCTION 8.2
10) ENVIRO 9.6
11) IMMGTN 8.3
12) TRADEPOL 8.2
TOTAL2905100.0
67) Of the following questions, which question was read sixth? (XRQ22_6) (RDMISS6)
TOTAL%
1) ECON 7.6
2) IRAQ 8.6
3) TERRISM 8.7
4) GAYMARR 8.1
5) MORVAL 8.5
6) ABRTN 8.1
7) ENERGY 9
8) HLTHCARE 8
9) EDUCTION 8.3
10) ENVIRO 8.7
11) IMMGTN 9
12) TRADEPOL 7.3
TOTAL2905100.0
68) Of the following questions, which question was read seventh? (XRQ22_7) (RDMISS7)
TOTAL%
1) ECON 9
2) IRAQ 7.8
3) TERRISM 9.3
4) GAYMARR 7.3
5) MORVAL 9
6) ABRTN 8.5
7) ENERGY 7.8
8) HLTHCARE 7.6
9) EDUCTION 9.5
10) ENVIRO 8.4
11) IMMGTN 8.5
12) TRADEPOL 7.2
TOTAL2905100.0
69) Of the following questions, which question was read eighth? (XRQ22_8) (RDMISS8)
TOTAL%
1) ECON 9.6
2) IRAQ 7.8
3) TERRISM 7.6
4) GAYMARR 8.2
5) MORVAL 7.6
6) ABRTN 8.2
7) ENERGY 8
8) HLTHCARE 8.8
9) EDUCTION 8.2
10) ENVIRO 8.3
11) IMMGTN 9
12) TRADEPOL 8.8
TOTAL2905100.0
70) Of the following questions, which question was read ninth? (XRQ22_9) (RDMISS9)
TOTAL%
1) ECON 8.4
2) IRAQ 8.2
3) TERRISM 8.7
4) GAYMARR 8.3
5) MORVAL 9.7
6) ABRTN 8
7) ENERGY 8
8) HLTHCARE 8.9
9) EDUCTION 7.6
10) ENVIRO 7.7
11) IMMGTN 8.2
12) TRADEPOL 8.4
TOTAL2905100.0
71) Of the following questions, which question was read tenth? (XRQ22_10) (RDMISS10)
TOTAL%
1) ECON 7.9
2) IRAQ 9.2
3) TERRISM 8.9
4) GAYMARR 9.1
5) MORVAL 7.4
6) ABRTN 7.9
7) ENERGY 9.3
8) HLTHCARE 8.2
9) EDUCTION 8.1
10) ENVIRO 7.2
11) IMMGTN 8.2
12) TRADEPOL 8.6
TOTAL2905100.0
72) Of the following questions, which question was read eleventh? (XRQ22_11) (RDMISS11)
TOTAL%
1) ECON 7.7
2) IRAQ 7.8
3) TERRISM 9
4) GAYMARR 8
5) MORVAL 7.6
6) ABRTN 8.1
7) ENERGY 8.8
8) HLTHCARE 7.5
9) EDUCTION 8.4
10) ENVIRO 8.9
11) IMMGTN 8.8
12) TRADEPOL 9.2
TOTAL2905100.0
73) Of the following questions, which question was read twelfth? (XRQ22_12) (RDMISS12)
TOTAL%
1) ECON 8.9
2) IRAQ 8.6
3) TERRISM 7.8
4) GAYMARR 8.7
5) MORVAL 8.3
6) ABRTN 9.2
7) ENERGY 8
8) HLTHCARE 9.9
9) EDUCTION 7.3
10) ENVIRO 7.7
11) IMMGTN 8.1
12) TRADEPOL 7.5
TOTAL2905100.0
74) In making your decision about who to vote for this fall, will the issue of the economy be very important, somewhat important, not too important, or not at all important? (Q22A) (ECON)
TOTAL%
1) Very important 87.2
2) Somewhat important 10.7
3) Not too important 1
4) Not at all important .6
9) Don't know/Refused .5
TOTAL2905100.0
75) In making your decision about who to vote for this fall, will the issue of Iraq be very important, somewhat important, not too important, or not at all important? (Q22B) (IRAQ)
TOTAL%
1) Very important 69.8
2) Somewhat important 21.6
3) Not too important 4.7
4) Not at all important 2.4
9) Don't know/Refused 1.5
TOTAL2905100.0
76) In making your decision about who to vote for this fall, will the issue of terrorism be very important, somewhat important, not too important, or not at all important? (Q22C) (TERRISM)
TOTAL%
1) Very important 71.7
2) Somewhat important 19.8
3) Not too important 4.8
4) Not at all important 2.8
9) Don't know/Refused 1
TOTAL2905100.0
77) In making your decision about who to vote for this fall, will the issue of gay marriage be very important, somewhat important, not too important, or not at all important? (Q22D) (GAYMARR)
TOTAL%
1) Very important 26.9
2) Somewhat important 20
3) Not too important 18
4) Not at all important 32.4
9) Don't know/Refused 2.7
TOTAL2905100.0
78) In making your decision about who to vote for this fall, will the issue of moral values be very important, somewhat important, not too important, or not at all important? (Q22E) (MORVAL)
TOTAL%
1) Very important 62.9
2) Somewhat important 26
3) Not too important 6.3
4) Not at all important 3.7
9) Don't know/Refused 1.1
TOTAL2905100.0
79) In making your decision about who to vote for this fall, will the issue of abortion be very important, somewhat important, not too important, or not at all important? (Q22F) (ABRTN)
TOTAL%
1) Very important 40.3
2) Somewhat important 26
3) Not too important 15.5
4) Not at all important 15.3
9) Don't know/Refused 2.9
TOTAL2905100.0
80) In making your decision about who to vote for this fall, will the issue of energy be very important, somewhat important, not too important, or not at all important? (Q22G) (ENERGY)
TOTAL%
1) Very important 76.5
2) Somewhat important 19.2
3) Not too important 2.5
4) Not at all important .9
9) Don't know/Refused .8
TOTAL2905100.0
81) In making your decision about who to vote for this fall, will the issue of health care be very important, somewhat important, not too important, or not at all important? (Q22H) (HLTHCARE)
TOTAL%
1) Very important 74.3
2) Somewhat important 19.6
3) Not too important 4.4
4) Not at all important 1.4
9) Don't know/Refused .3
TOTAL2905100.0
82) In making your decision about who to vote for this fall, will the issue of education be very important, somewhat important, not too important, or not at all important? (Q22I) (EDUCTION)
TOTAL%
1) Very important 75.4
2) Somewhat important 18.7
3) Not too important 3.9
4) Not at all important 1.4
9) Don't know/Refused .7
TOTAL2905100.0
83) In making your decision about who to vote for this fall, will the issue of the environment be very important, somewhat important, not too important, or not at all important? (Q22J) (ENVIRO)
TOTAL%
1) Very important 61.5
2) Somewhat important 28.8
3) Not too important 6.2
4) Not at all important 2.7
9) Don't know/Refused .9
TOTAL2905100.0
84) In making your decision about who to vote for this fall, will the issue of immigration be very important, somewhat important, not too important, or not at all important? (Q22L) (IMMGTN)
TOTAL%
1) Very important 53.6
2) Somewhat important 31.2
3) Not too important 9.9
4) Not at all important 4.1
9) Don't know/Refused 1.2
TOTAL2905100.0
85) In making your decision about who to vote for this fall, will the issue of trade policy be very important, somewhat important, not too important, or not at all important? (Q22M) (TRADEPOL)
TOTAL%
1) Very important 48.3
2) Somewhat important 36.5
3) Not too important 8.8
4) Not at all important 2.7
9) Don't know/Refused 3.8
TOTAL2905100.0
86) Do you approve or disapprove of the way George W. Bush is handling his job as president? (Question asked on Form 2 only) (Q23F2) (APPBUSH)
TOTAL%
1) Approve 28.1
2) Disapprove 65.8
9) Don't know/Refused 6.1
Missing1440 
TOTAL1465100.0
87) Do you approve or disapprove of the job the Democratic leaders in Congress are doing? (Question asked on Form 2 only) (Q24F2) (APPDEMS)
TOTAL%
1) Approve 30.9
2) Disapprove 57.5
9) Don't know/Refused 11.6
Missing1440 
TOTAL1465100.0
88) Which question was asked first, HLINSALL or WORSHP? (XRQ25_1) (RDMHLWO1)
TOTAL%
1) HLINSALL 49.3
2) WORSHP 50.7
TOTAL2905100.0
89) Which question was asked second, HLINSALL or WORSHP? (XRQ25_2) (RDMHLWO2)
TOTAL%
1) HLINSALL 50.7
2) WORSHP 49.3
TOTAL2905100.0
90) All in all, [how strongly do you favor or oppose] the U.S. government guaranteeing health insurance for all citizens, even if it means raising taxes? (Q25A) (HLINSALL)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly favor 29.5
2) Favor 33.4
3) Oppose 20.6
4) Strongly oppose 13.3
9) Don't know/Refused 3.4
TOTAL2905100.0
91) All in all, [how strongly do you favor or 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? (Q25B) (WORSHP)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly favor 26.2
2) Favor 40.9
3) Oppose 18.8
4) Strongly oppose 10.2
9) Don't know/Refused 3.8
TOTAL2905100.0
92) All in all, [how strongly do you favor or oppose] allowing gays and lesbians to marry legally? (Q25C) (GAYLEGL)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly favor 13
2) Favor 26.2
3) Oppose 21.3
4) Strongly oppose 30.2
9) Don't know/Refused 9.3
TOTAL2905100.0
93) All in all, [how strongly do you favor or oppose] allowing gay and lesbian couples to enter into legal agreements with each other that would give them many of the same rights as married couples? (Q25D) (GAYRTS)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly favor 18
2) Favor 35.5
3) Oppose 18.9
4) Strongly oppose 21.1
9) Don't know/Refused 6.5
TOTAL2905100.0
94) All in all, [how strongly do you favor or oppose] allowing gays and lesbians to adopt children? (Q25E) (GAYADPT)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly favor 16
2) Favor 30.3
3) Oppose 22.2
4) Strongly oppose 25.2
9) Don't know/Refused 6.2
TOTAL2905100.0
95) On the question ABORTION, were the choices read down from 'legal in all cases' or up from 'illegal in all cases'? (Q26CHO) (RDMABORT)
TOTAL%
1) 'Legal in all cases' read first 49.8
2) 'Illegal in all cases' read first 50.2
TOTAL2905100.0
96) Do you think abortion should be . . . ? (Choices read in reverse order for half of the sample, as per RDMABORT) (Q26) (ABORTION)
TOTAL%
1) Legal in all cases 17.1
2) Legal in most cases 36.5
3) Illegal in most cases 26.3
4) Illegal in all cases 15.2
9) Don't know/Refused 4.8
TOTAL2905100.0
97) Which question was read first, DEMFAV or REPFAV? (XRQ28_1) (RNDMFAV1)
TOTAL%
1) DEMFAV 49.8
2) REPFAV 50.2
TOTAL2905100.0
98) Which question was read second, DEMFAV or REPFAV? (XRQ28_2) (RNDMFAV2)
TOTAL%
1) DEMFAV 50.2
2) REPFAV 49.8
TOTAL2905100.0
99) Would you say your overall opinion of the Democratic Party is very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable? (Q28A) (DEMFAV)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable 15.9
2) Mostly favorable 40.9
3) Mostly unfavorable 23.4
4) Very unfavorable 13
5) Never heard of .5
8) Can't rate 5.1
9) Don't know/Refused 1.2
TOTAL2905100.0
100) Would you say your overall opinion of the Republican Party is very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable? (Q28B) (REPFAV)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable 9.1
2) Mostly favorable 34
3) Mostly unfavorable 30.9
4) Very unfavorable 18.2
5) Never heard of .9
8) Can't rate 5.7
9) Don't know/Refused 1.1
TOTAL2905100.0
101) In general, who do you think can do the best job of providing services to people in need? (See RNDMSRV1-RNDMSRV3 for order choices were read in) (Q30) (SRVNEED)
TOTAL%
1) Religious organizations 30.5
2) Non-religious, community-based organizations 29.4
3) Federal and state government agencies 31.2
4) None of the above 2.7
9) Don't know/Refused 6.3
TOTAL2905100.0
102) Which choice was read first on SRVNEED? (XRQ30_1) (RNDMSRV1)
TOTAL%
1) Religious organizations 34.5
2) Non-religious, community-based organizations 31.7
3) Federal and state government agencies 33.8
TOTAL2905100.0
103) Which choice was read second on SRVNEED? (XRQ30_2) (RNDMSRV2)
TOTAL%
1) Religious organizations 32.3
2) Non-religious, community-based organizations 34.6
3) Federal and state government agencies 33.1
TOTAL2905100.0
104) Which choice was read third on SRVNEED? (XRQ30_3) (RNDMSRV3)
TOTAL%
1) Religious organizations 33.2
2) Non-religious, community-based organizations 33.7
3) Federal and state government agencies 33.1
TOTAL2905100.0
105) These days, how much do you think churches, synagogues, and other houses of worship contribute to solving important social problems? (Q31) (CHRHPROB)
TOTAL%
1) A great deal 23.9
2) Some 51.5
3) Not much 16
4) Nothing at all 6.7
9) Don't know/Refused 1.9
TOTAL2905100.0
106) Which question was asked first, CHRHFUND or CHARFUND? (XRQ32_1) (RDMFUND1)
TOTAL%
1) CHRHFUND 49.3
2) CHARFUND 50.7
TOTAL2905100.0
107) Which question was asked second, CHRHFUND or CHARFUND? (XRQ32_2) (RDMFUND2)
TOTAL%
1) CHRHFUND 50.7
2) CHARFUND 49.3
TOTAL2905100.0
108) Would you favor or oppose individual churches, synagogues, and other houses of worship applying for government funds to provide social services to people who need them? (Q32A) (CHRHFUND)
TOTAL%
1) Favor 59.8
2) Oppose 36.1
9) Don't know/Refused 4.1
TOTAL2905100.0
109) Would you favor or oppose charitable organizations that have a religious affiliation applying for government funds to provide social services to people who need them? (Q32B) (CHARFUND)
TOTAL%
1) Favor 67.5
2) Oppose 28.2
9) Don't know/Refused 4.3
TOTAL2905100.0
110) Would you favor or oppose Catholic churches applying for government funds to provide social services to people who need them? (Q32C) (CATHFUND)
TOTAL%
1) Favor 61.5
2) Oppose 34.7
9) Don't know/Refused 3.9
TOTAL2905100.0
111) Would you favor or oppose Protestant churches applying for government funds to provide social services to people who need them? (Q32D) (PROTFUND)
TOTAL%
1) Favor 58.7
2) Oppose 35.4
9) Don't know/Refused 5.9
TOTAL2905100.0
112) Would you favor or oppose Muslim mosques applying for government funds to provide social services to people who need them? (Q32E) (MUSLFUND)
TOTAL%
1) Favor 39.9
2) Oppose 53
9) Don't know/Refused 7.2
TOTAL2905100.0
113) Would you favor or oppose Jewish synagogues applying for government funds to provide social services to people who need them? (Q32F) (JEWFUND)
TOTAL%
1) Favor 55.6
2) Oppose 38.6
9) Don't know/Refused 5.9
TOTAL2905100.0
114) Would you favor or oppose The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, or Mormon churches, applying for government funds to provide social services to people who need them? (Q32I) (MORMFUND)
TOTAL%
1) Favor 50.1
2) Oppose 43.8
9) Don't know/Refused 6.1
TOTAL2905100.0
115) Would you favor or oppose Evangelical Christian churches applying for government funds to provide social services to people who need them? (Q32J) (EVNGFUND)
TOTAL%
1) Favor 54.9
2) Oppose 38.4
9) Don't know/Refused 6.6
TOTAL2905100.0
116) Would you favor or oppose groups that encourage religious conversion as part of the services they provide applying for government funds to provide social services to people who need them? (Q32K) (GRPSFUND)
TOTAL%
1) Favor 32.4
2) Oppose 61.2
9) Don't know/Refused 6.4
TOTAL2905100.0
117) If religious organizations do use government funds to provide social services, do you think they should be allowed to ONLY hire people who share their religious beliefs? (Q33) (ORGHIRE)
TOTAL%
1) Should be allowed 21.7
2) Shouldn't be allowed to do this 73.3
9) Don't know/Refused 5
TOTAL2905100.0
118) Of the following questions, which question was read first? (XRQ34_1) (RNDMVAL1)
TOTAL%
1) BUSHVAL 27.4
2) CLINTVAL 23.9
3) OBMAVAL 25
4) MCCNVAL 23.8
Missing965 
TOTAL1940100.0
119) Of the following questions, which question was read second? (XRQ34_2) (RNDMVAL2)
TOTAL%
1) BUSHVAL 25.1
2) CLINTVAL 24.3
3) OBMAVAL 25.6
4) MCCNVAL 25
Missing965 
TOTAL1940100.0
120) Of the following questions, which question was read third? (XRQ34_3) (RNDMVAL3)
TOTAL%
1) BUSHVAL 22.4
2) CLINTVAL 26.9
3) OBMAVAL 25.8
4) MCCNVAL 25
Missing965 
TOTAL1940100.0
121) Of the following questions, which question was read fourth? (XRQ34_4) (RNDMVAL4)
TOTAL%
1) BUSHVAL 25.1
2) CLINTVAL 24.9
3) OBMAVAL 23.7
4) MCCNVAL 26.3
Missing965 
TOTAL1940100.0
122) From what you've read and heard, would you say George W. Bush has moral values that are very conservative, conservative, moderate, liberal, or very liberal? (Question asked on Form 1 only) (Q34AAF1) (BUSHVAL)
TOTAL%
1) Very conservative 23.5
2) Conservative 37.8
3) Moderate 15
4) Liberal 7.8
5) Very liberal 6.6
9) Don't know/Refused 9.2
Missing1465 
TOTAL1440100.0
123) From what you've read and heard, would you say Bill Clinton has moral values that are very conservative, conservative, moderate, liberal, or very liberal? (Question asked on Form 1 only) (Q34ABF1) (CLINTVAL)
TOTAL%
1) Very conservative 4.9
2) Conservative 10.6
3) Moderate 21.1
4) Liberal 33.8
5) Very liberal 20.8
9) Don't know/Refused 8.8
Missing1465 
TOTAL1440100.0
124) From what you've read and heard, would you say Barack Obama has moral values that are very conservative, conservative, moderate, liberal, or very liberal? (Question asked on Form 1 only) (Q34ACF1) (OBMAVAL)
TOTAL%
1) Very conservative 6
2) Conservative 14.4
3) Moderate 22
4) Liberal 32.1
5) Very liberal 16.1
9) Don't know/Refused 9.4
Missing1465 
TOTAL1440100.0
125) From what you've read and heard, would you say John McCain has moral values that are very conservative, conservative, moderate, liberal, or very liberal? (Question asked on Form 1 only) (Q34ADF1) (MCCNVAL)
TOTAL%
1) Very conservative 13
2) Conservative 44.4
3) Moderate 22.3
4) Liberal 7.8
5) Very liberal 3.3
9) Don't know/Refused 9.3
Missing1465 
TOTAL1440100.0
126) And how would you describe your own moral values? Would you say that your moral values are . . . (Question asked on Form 1 only) (Q34BF1) (OWNVAL)
TOTAL%
1) Very conservative 16.9
2) Conservative 31.6
3) Moderate 29.2
4) Liberal 13.9
5) Very liberal 6.3
9) Don't know/Refused 2.1
Missing1465 
TOTAL1440100.0
127) Order of answer choices on CRCHPOL as read (Q35CHO) (RNDMPOL)
TOTAL%
1) 'Should keep out' read first 47.5
2) 'Should express views' read first 52.5
Missing1465 
TOTAL1440100.0
128) 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)? (Question asked on Form 1 only) (Answer choices rotated; see RNDMPOL) (Q35F1) (CRCHPOL)
TOTAL%
1) Should keep out 52.4
2) Should express views 45.2
9) Don't know/Refused 2.4
Missing1465 
TOTAL1440100.0
129) During political elections, should churches and other houses of worship come out in favor of one candidate over another, or shouldn't they do this? (Question asked on Form 2 only) (Q36F2) (CRCHELEC)
TOTAL%
1) Should come out in favor of candidates 28.9
2) Should not come out in favor of candidates 66.5
9) Don't know/Refused 4.6
Missing1440 
TOTAL1465100.0
130) Do you think there has been too much, too little, or the right amount of expressions of religious faith and prayer by political leaders? (Q37) (RELPOLIT)
TOTAL%
1) Too much 29.3
2) Too little 35.5
3) Right amount 27.9
9) Don't know/Refused 7.2
TOTAL2905100.0
131) Which question was asked first, UNCPOLIT or PRESREL? (FX4243) (RNDMUNC)
TOTAL%
1) UNCPOLIT 51.4
2) PRESREL 48.6
TOTAL2905100.0
132) How do you feel about this statement: It makes me uncomfortable when politicians talk about how religious they are. Do you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree with it? (Q42) (UNCPOLIT)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree 16.3
2) Mostly agree 29.1
3) Mostly disagree 29.2
4) Completely disagree 21.2
9) Don't know/Refused 4.2
TOTAL2905100.0
133) How do you feel about this statement: It's important to me that a president have strong religious beliefs. Do you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree with it? (Q43) (PRESREL)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree 31.7
2) Mostly agree 40
3) Mostly disagree 14.7
4) Completely disagree 10.7
9) Don't know/Refused 3
TOTAL2905100.0
134) Which question was asked first, DEMSREL or REPSREL? (XRQ44_1) (RDMPRTY1)
TOTAL%
1) DEMSREL 48.8
2) REPSREL 51.2
TOTAL2905100.0
135) Which question was read second, DEMSREL or REPSREL? (XRQ44_2) (RDMPRTY2)
TOTAL%
1) DEMSREL 51.2
2) REPSREL 48.8
TOTAL2905100.0
136) Do you feel that the Democratic Party is generally friendly toward religion, neutral toward religion, or unfriendly toward religion? (Q44A) (DEMSREL)
TOTAL%
1) Friendly 37.6
2) Neutral 37.5
3) Unfriendly 14.8
9) Don't know/Refused 10.1
TOTAL2905100.0
137) Do you feel that the Republican Party is generally friendly toward religion, neutral toward religion, or unfriendly toward religion? (Q44B) (REPSREL)
TOTAL%
1) Friendly 52.4
2) Neutral 28.5
3) Unfriendly 9.1
9) Don't know/Refused 10
TOTAL2905100.0
138) Which question was asked first, CNTRLREP or CNTRLDEM? (XRQ45_1) (RDMCTRL1)
TOTAL%
1) CNTRLREP 49.8
2) CNTRLDEM 50.2
TOTAL2905100.0
139) Which question was asked second, CNTRLREP or CNTRLDEM? (XRQ45_2) (RDMCTRL2)
TOTAL%
1) CNTRLREP 50.2
2) CNTRLDEM 49.8
TOTAL2905100.0
140) [Consider the following statement:] Religious conservatives have too much control over the Republican Party. Do you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree with this statement? (Q45A) (CNTRLREP)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree 16.6
2) Mostly agree 31.5
3) Mostly disagree 30.6
4) Completely disagree 10.7
9) Don't know/Refused 10.5
TOTAL2905100.0
141) [Consider the following statement:] Liberals who are not religious have too much control over the Democratic Party. Do you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree with this statement? (Q45B) (CNTRLDEM)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree 14.1
2) Mostly agree 28.9
3) Mostly disagree 32
4) Completely disagree 12.7
9) Don't know/Refused 12.2
TOTAL2905100.0
142) What is your present religion, if any? (RELIG)
TOTAL%
1) Protestant (See Note 6 on ARDA Summary Page for description) 43
2) Roman Catholic (Catholic) 25.2
3) Mormon (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints/LDS) 1.5
4) Orthodox (Greek, Russian or some other orthodox church) .4
5) Jewish (Judaism) 1.5
6) Muslim (Islam) .7
7) Buddhist .5
8) Hindu .3
9) Atheist (do not believe in God) 1.8
10) Agnostic (not sure if there is a God) 1.9
11) Something else (SPECIFY) 1.4
12) Nothing in particular 9.5
13) Christian 9.1
14) Unitarian (Universalist) .4
99) Don't know/Refused 2.8
TOTAL2905100.0
143) If RELIG = 11: What is your present religion, if any? (Verbatim response given) (RELIG2)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL142
144) If RELIG = 99, or RELIG = 11 and RELIG@ = not a non-Christian religion: Do you think of yourself as Christian or not? (CHR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes 44.2
2) No 36.7
9) Don't know/Refused 19.2
Missing2783 
TOTAL122100.0
145) If RELIG = 1-4 or 13, or CHR = 1: Would you describe yourself as a 'born again' or evangelical Christian or not? (BORN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes 44.1
2) No 51.4
9) Don't know/Refused 4.2
85) Undesignated .3
Missing523 
TOTAL2382100.0
146) Aside from weddings and funerals, how often do you attend religious services . . . more than once a week, once a week, once or twice a month, a few times a year, seldom, or never? (ATTEND)
TOTAL%
1) More than once a week 13.3
2) Once a week 26.2
3) Once or twice a month 16.2
4) A few times a year 18.3
5) Seldom 14.7
6) Never 10.2
9) Don't know/Refused 1.1
TOTAL2905100.0
147) How important is religion in your life -- very important, somewhat important, not too important, or not at all important? (Q50) (RELIMP)
TOTAL%
1) Very important 58.3
2) Somewhat important 26.8
3) Not too important 7.3
4) Not at all important 6.5
9) Don't know/Refused 1
TOTAL2905100.0
148) If RELIG = 1-8, 11, or 13-14; or CHR = 1: Tell me whether the first or second statement comes closer to your views even if neither is exactly right. (Q54) (MANYRELS)
TOTAL%
1) My religion is the one, true faith leading to eternal life 29
2) Many religions can lead to eternal life 65.2
3) Neither/Both equally 3.4
9) Don't know/Refused 2.4
Missing403 
TOTAL2502100.0
149) And when you think of your religion as the one true faith, do you think of . . . ? (Q54A) (ONEFAITH)
TOTAL%
1) Just your own denomination 11.4
2) All Protestant denominations 37.1
3) All Christian denominations 34.3
9) Don't know/Refused 17.1
Missing2869 
TOTAL36100.0
150) Of the following questions, which question was read first? (XRQ55_1) (RDMLIFE1)
TOTAL%
1) PROTLIFE 20.6
2) CATHLIFE 20.6
3) JEWLIFE 19.9
4) MUSLIFE 18.3
5) HINDLIFE 20.7
Missing1230 
TOTAL1675100.0
151) Of the following questions, which question was read second? (XRQ55_2) (RDMLIFE2)
TOTAL%
1) PROTLIFE 18.2
2) CATHLIFE 19.8
3) JEWLIFE 20
4) MUSLIFE 21.6
5) HINDLIFE 20.5
Missing1230 
TOTAL1675100.0
152) Of the following questions, which question was read third? (XRQ55_3) (RDMLIFE3)
TOTAL%
1) PROTLIFE 19.7
2) CATHLIFE 18.8
3) JEWLIFE 21.4
4) MUSLIFE 20.3
5) HINDLIFE 19.8
Missing1230 
TOTAL1675100.0
153) Of the following questions, which question was read fourth? (XRQ55_4) (RDMLIFE4)
TOTAL%
1) PROTLIFE 21.6
2) CATHLIFE 20.8
3) JEWLIFE 18.8
4) MUSLIFE 19.8
5) HINDLIFE 19
Missing1230 
TOTAL1675100.0
154) Of the following questions, which question was read fifth? (XRQ55_5) (RDMLIFE5)
TOTAL%
1) PROTLIFE 20
2) CATHLIFE 20
3) JEWLIFE 19.9
4) MUSLIFE 20.1
5) HINDLIFE 20
Missing1230 
TOTAL1675100.0
155) If R does not identify as Protestant or Christian on RELIG: Do you think that Protestant faiths can lead to eternal life, or not? (Q55A) (PROTLIFE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, can lead to eternal life 73.7
2) No, cannot lead to eternal life 13.1
9) Don't know/Refused 13.2
Missing2203 
TOTAL702100.0
156) If R does not identify as Catholic on RELIG: Do you think that Catholicism, the Catholic religion can lead to eternal life, or not? (Q55C) (CATHLIFE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, can lead to eternal life 72.7
2) No, cannot lead to eternal life 14.5
9) Don't know/Refused 12.9
Missing1777 
TOTAL1128100.0
157) If R does not identify as Jewish on RELIG: Do you think that the Jewish religion can lead to eternal life, or not? (Q55D) (JEWLIFE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, can lead to eternal life 69
2) No, cannot lead to eternal life 16.7
9) Don't know/Refused 14.3
Missing1267 
TOTAL1638100.0
158) If R does not identify as Muslim on RELIG: Do you think that Islam, the Muslim religion can lead to eternal life, or not? (Q55E) (MUSLIFE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, can lead to eternal life 52
2) No, cannot lead to eternal life 29.3
9) Don't know/Refused 18.7
Missing1241 
TOTAL1664100.0
159) If R does not identify as Hindu on RELIG: Do you think that Hinduism can lead to eternal life, or not? (Q55F) (HINDLIFE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, can lead to eternal life 52.4
2) No, cannot lead to eternal life 24.4
9) Don't know/Refused 23.3
Missing1238 
TOTAL1667100.0
160) If MANYRELS = 2: Do you think that atheists can achieve eternal life, or not? (Question asked on Form 1 only) (Q55GF1) (ATHLIFE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, they can 41.5
2) No, they cannot 46.4
9) Don't know/Refused 12.1
Missing2069 
TOTAL836100.0
161) If MANYRELS = 2: Do you think that people who have no religious faith can achieve eternal life, or not? (Question asked on Form 2 only) (Q55GF2) (NONELIFE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, they can 56.4
2) No, they cannot 31
9) Don't know/Refused 12.6
Missing2068 
TOTAL837100.0
162) And just in your own words, what do you think determines whether a person will achieve eternal life? (Question asked on Form 1 only) (Q56F1OE) (DETLIFE)
TOTAL%
1) Answer given (up to three responses recorded) 84.5
2) Don't believe in eternal life 5.1
9) Don't know/Refused 10.3
Missing1465 
TOTAL1440100.0
163) And just in your own words, what do you think determines whether a person will achieve eternal life? (Verbatim responses given) (Q56F1@) (DETLIFE1)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL1239
164) Recode of responses to DETLIFE1 collapsed into common themes (Q56REC) (DETLIFE2)
TOTAL%
10) ACTIONS - being a good person/living a good life/doing good works/morals/moral values/how you live your life 16.3
11) ACTIONS - behaving like Jesus/living a good Christian life .6
12) ACTIONS - following Ten Commandments .5
13) ACTIONS - treating others nicely/as you'd like to be treated 3
14) ACTIONS - living life in accordance with one's own principles/being true to oneself .6
15) ACTIONS - living life in accordance with God's commands/in accordance with God's will/in accordance with the Bible 1.4
18) ACTIONS - generic actions/other actions 1.3
19) ACTIONS - combination of actions 4.9
30) BELIEF - in God, generic/higher power/relationship with God 7.2
31) BELIEF - in Jesus/the Lord/relationship with Jesus/accepting Jesus/Jesus' mercy/being born again/being saved 16.9
32) BELIEF - in the Bible .1
38) BELIEF - having faith/generic beliefs (including 'truth as one defines it')/other beliefs 5.6
39) BELIEF - combination of beliefs .4
41) COMBINATION BELIEFS AND ACTIONS - belief in God (generic)/God's mercy AND actions 3.5
42) COMBINATION BELIEFS AND ACTIONS - belief in Jesus/the Lord/Jesus' mercy AND actions 3
43) COMBINATION BELIEFS AND ACTIONS - belief in Bible AND actions .1
44) COMBINATION BELIEFS AND ACTIONS - faithfulness to belief (generic)/one's own beliefs AND actions 3.3
61) OTHER - Karma .3
62) OTHER - Intentions (e.g., having a good heart)/combination of intentions and actions or beliefs .8
63) OTHER - It's up to God/God's mercy/God's grace 1
64) OTHER - All others 6
95) Everyone/nearly everyone achieves eternal life 2.2
96) Nothing determines eternal life/achievement or failure to achieve is inevitable .4
98) Don't believe in eternal life 7.2
99) Don't know/Refused 13.6
Missing1465 
TOTAL1440100.0
165) Which comes closest to your view? (See Note 7: HOLYBOOK/LITERAL Notes for details on how question wording changed depending on respondent) (Q58) (HOLYBOOK)
TOTAL%
1) [Holy book] is the word of God 65.7
2) [Holy book] is a book written by men and is not the word of God 25.5
3) Other 3.8
9) Don't know/Refused 5
TOTAL2905100.0
166) If HOLYBOOK = 1: And would you say that [Holy book] is to be taken literally, word for word, [or not]? (See Note 7: HOLYBOOK/LITERAL Notes for details on how question wording changed depending on respondent) (Q59) (LITERAL)
TOTAL%
1) [Holy book] is to be taken literally, word for word 51.2
2) Not everything in [Holy book] should be taken literally 45
3) Other 1.5
9) Don't know/Refused 2.4
Missing1048 
TOTAL1857100.0
167) What is your age? (AGE)
TOTAL%
18) 18 2.5
19) 19 2.2
20) 20 1.5
21) 21 1.5
22) 22 1.4
23) 23 1.8
24) 24 1.5
25) 25 2
26) 26 1.8
27) 27 1.1
28) 28 1.8
29) 29 1.6
30) 30 2.3
31) 31 1.8
32) 32 2.2
33) 33 1.7
34) 34 1
35) 35 1.5
36) 36 1.9
37) 37 2.1
38) 38 1.8
39) 39 2.1
40) 40 2.2
41) 41 1.4
42) 42 1.5
43) 43 1.8
44) 44 2.2
45) 45 1.9
46) 46 1.4
47) 47 1.7
48) 48 1.9
49) 49 1.7
50) 50 2.4
51) 51 1.8
52) 52 2.2
53) 53 2.1
54) 54 2.1
55) 55 2.1
56) 56 1.8
57) 57 1.4
58) 58 1.5
59) 59 1
60) 60 1.8
61) 61 1.5
62) 62 1.2
63) 63 1.4
64) 64 1
65) 65 1.4
66) 66 .8
67) 67 1.4
68) 68 .7
69) 69 .8
70) 70 1.5
71) 71 .7
72) 72 1
73) 73 .9
74) 74 .5
75) 75 .7
76) 76 .9
77) 77 .8
78) 78 .3
79) 79 .6
80) 80 1
81) 81 .3
82) 82 .4
83) 83 .2
84) 84 .4
85) 85 .4
86) 86 .2
87) 87 .2
88) 88 .1
89) 89 .1
90) 90 .1
91) 91 .1
92) 92 .1
94) 94 .1
96) 96 0
97) 97 0
99) Don't know/Refused 1.2
TOTAL2905100.0
168) What is the last grade or class that you completed in school? (EDUC)
TOTAL%
1) None, or grades 1-8 3.1
2) High school incomplete (grades 9-11) 11.3
3) High school graduate (grade 12 or GED certificate) 34.9
4) Business, technical or vocational school AFTER high school 2.5
5) Some college, no four-year degree 20.7
6) College graduate (B.S., B.A., or other four-year degree) 16.2
7) Post-graduate training or professional schooling after college 10.4
9) Don't know/Refused .9
TOTAL2905100.0
169) Are you, yourself, Hispanic or Latino origin or descent, such as Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban or some other Spanish background? (HISP)
TOTAL%
1) Yes 12.8
2) No 86.3
9) Don't know/Refused .9
TOTAL2905100.0
170) Which of the following describes your race? You can select as many as apply. (First response given) (RACE_1) (RACE1)
TOTAL%
1) White 75.4
2) Black or African-American 12
3) Asian or Asian-American 2
4) Some other race 9.5
9) Don't know/Refused 1.2
TOTAL2905100.0
171) Which of the following describes your race? You can select as many as apply. (Second response given) (RACE_2) (RACE2)
TOTAL%
1) White 13.2
2) Black or African-American 10.5
3) Asian or Asian-American 5.3
4) Some other race 71.1
Missing2873 
TOTAL32100.0
172) Which of the following describes your race? You can select as many as apply. (Third response given) (RACE_3) (RACE3)
TOTAL%
3) Asian or Asian-American 33.3
4) Some other race 66.7
Missing2902 
TOTAL3100.0
173) Which of the following describes your race? Choose as many as apply. (Fourth response given) (RACE_4) (RACE4)
TOTAL%
3) Asian or Asian-American 100
Missing2904 
TOTAL1100.0
174) Combining race (Those giving more than one race were coded as Mixed race) (RACECOMB) (RACECMB)
TOTAL%
1) White 74.3
2) Black or African-American 11.8
3) Asian or Asian-American 1.9
4) Mixed race 1.3
5) Some other race 9.5
9) Don't know/Refused 1.2
TOTAL2905100.0
175) Are you currently married, living with a partner, divorced, separated, widowed or never been married? (MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Married 50.5
2) Living with a partner 7.1
3) Divorced 10
4) Separated 3.3
5) Widowed 7.4
6) Never been married 20.4
9) Don't know/Refused 1.3
TOTAL2905100.0
176) Last year, that is in 2007, what was your total family income from sources, before taxes? (INCOME)
TOTAL%
1) Less than $10,000 9.1
2) $10,000 to under $20,000 9.8
3) $20,000 to under $30,000 11.5
4) $30,000 to under $40,000 10.6
5) $40,000 to under $50,000 7.6
6) $50,000 to under $75,000 15.5
7) $75,000 to under $100,000 10.6
8) $100,000 to under $150,000 8.3
9) $150,000 or more 6.3
10) Don't know/Refused 10.8
TOTAL2905100.0
177) In politics today, do you consider yourself a Republican, Democrat or Independent? (PARTY)
TOTAL%
1) Republican 25.9
2) Democrat 33.6
3) Independent 34.3
4) No preference 3.5
5) Other .4
9) Don't know/Refused 2.4
TOTAL2905100.0
178) If PARTY = 3-5 or 9: As of today do you lean more to the Republican Party or Democratic Party? (PARTYLN)
TOTAL%
1) Republican 29.4
2) Democrat 43
9) Other/Don't know/Refused 27.6
Missing1777 
TOTAL1128100.0
179) In general, would you describe your political views as very conservative, conservative, moderate, liberal, or very liberal? (IDEO)
TOTAL%
1) Very conservative 10.2
2) Conservative 31.5
3) Moderate 34.2
4) Liberal 14.5
5) Very liberal 5.2
9) Don't know/Refused 4.5
TOTAL2905100.0
180) In the 2004 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 68.4
2) Did not vote (includes too young to vote) 29.2
8) Don't remember if voted 1
9) Refused 1.4
TOTAL2905100.0
181) Do you own your home, rent your home, or do you have some other type of arrangement? (OWNRENT1)
TOTAL%
1) Own 61.5
2) Rent 27.1
3) Other arrangement 9.5
9) Don't know/Refused 1.9
TOTAL2905100.0
182) If STYPE = 1: Do you have a working cell phone? (L1) (CELL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, have cell phone 74.2
2) No, do not 24.9
9) Don't know/Refused .9
Missing651 
TOTAL2254100.0
183) If CELL = 1: Of all the telephone calls you receive, do you get . . . ? (L2) (CALLS)
TOTAL%
1) All or almost all calls on a cell phone 26.6
2) Some on a cell phone and some on a regular home phone 41.8
3) Very few or none on a cell phone 30.7
9) Don't know/Refused .9
Missing1188 
TOTAL1717100.0
184) We just reached you at a phone number with area code (area). Does your cell phone have the same area code, or not? (L5) (CELLCODE)
TOTAL%
1) Same area code 77.6
2) Not the same (Specify) 20.1
9) Don't know/Refused 2.3
Missing1188 
TOTAL1717100.0
185) If CELLCODE = 2: What is the area code on your cell phone? (L5@) (CELLCOD2)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL336
186) If STYPE = 2: Is there at least one telephone INSIDE your home that is currently working and is not a cell phone? (C1) (TELLHOME)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, home telephone 45.5
2) No home telephone 51.8
9) Don't know/Refused 2.7
Missing2254 
TOTAL651100.0
187) If TELLHOME = 1: Of all the telephone calls you receive, do you get . . .? (C2) (CALLS2)
TOTAL%
1) All or almost all calls on a cell phone 52.3
2) Some on a cell phone and some on a regular home phone 37.8
3) Very few or none on a cell phone 10
9) Don't know/Refused 0
Missing2537 
TOTAL368100.0
188) What is your zip code? [Note: a value of 99999 represents a response of 'don't know' or 'refused'] (FZIP) (ZIPCODE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL290551942.9230279.77
189) If STYPE = 2: Respondent agreed to provide full name and mailing address to be sent $10 for their time (MONEY10)
TOTAL%
1) Yes 80.5
2) No 19.5
Missing2254 
TOTAL651100.0
190) Gender of interviewer (ISEX)
TOTAL%
1) Male 54.9
2) Female 45.1
TOTAL2905100.0
191) (Answered by interviewer about themselves) Are you of Hispanic or Latino origin or descent, such as Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban or some other Spanish background? (IHISP1) (IHISP)
TOTAL%
1) Yes 10.9
2) No 87.6
9) Don't know/Refused 1.5
TOTAL2905100.0
192) (Answered by interviewer about themselves) Which of the following describes your race? You can select as many as apply. (First response given) (IRACE1_1) (IRACE1)
TOTAL%
1) White 60.6
2) Black or African-American 26.4
3) Asian or Asian-American .3
4) Some other race 11.1
9) Don't know/Refused 1.6
TOTAL2905100.0
193) (Answered by interviewer about themselves) Which of the following describes your race? You can select as many as apply. (Second response given) (IRACE1_2) (IRACE2)
TOTAL%
2) Black or African-American 42.9
3) Asian or Asian-American 1.9
4) Some other race 55.1
Missing2745 
TOTAL160100.0
194) (Answered by interviewer about themselves) Which of the following describes your race? You can select as many as apply. (Third response given) (IRACE1_3) (IRACE3)
TOTAL%
3) Asian or Asian-American 37.5
4) Some other race 62.5
Missing2889 
TOTAL16100.0
195) (Answered by interviewer about themselves) Which of the following describes your race? You can select as many as apply. (Fourth response given) (IRACE1_4) (IRACE4)
TOTAL%
4) Some other race 100
Missing2896 
TOTAL9100.0
196) Language of interview (ILANG)
TOTAL%
1) English 95.4
2) Spanish 4.6
TOTAL2905100.0
197) Date of interview (FDATE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL290580801.2717.59
198) Day of week of interview (FDOW)
TOTAL%
1) Sunday 17.1
2) Monday 9.2
3) Tuesday 13.3
4) Wednesday 7.6
5) Thursday 15.2
6) Friday 19.1
7) Saturday 18.4
TOTAL2905100.0
199) Telephone usage (PHONEUSE)
TOTAL%
1) Landline only 17.9
2) Dual 66.3
3) Cell phone only 15.7
TOTAL2905100.0
200) Respondent uses cell phone only (CELLONLY)
TOTAL%
0) Not cell phone only 84.3
1) Cell phone only 15.7
TOTAL2905100.0
201) Sample weight for the landline RDD sample only, excludes cases from cell phone RDD sample (LLWEIGHT)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL22543.572.07
202) Weight for the landline RDD sample and the cell-only cases, excludes cases from cell phone RDD sample that report having a landline phone (COWEIGHT)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL25163.081.43
203) Weight for the combined sample of all landline and cell phone interviews (WEIGHT)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL290510.573
204) What is your age? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-AGE)
TOTAL%
1) 18-29 21
2) 30-44 28
3) 45-59 27.3
4) 60-74 16.6
5) 75+ 7.1
Missing54 
TOTAL2851100.0
205) Aside from weddings and funerals, how often do you attend religious services . . . more than once a week, once a week, once or twice 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 13.4
2) Once a week 26.4
3) Once or twice a month 16.4
4) A few times a year 18.5
5) Seldom 14.9
6) Never 10.3
Missing32 
TOTAL2873100.0
206) What is the last grade or class that you completed in school? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-EDUC)
TOTAL%
1) Less than high school diploma 14.6
2) High school graduate (grade 12 or GED certificate) 35.2
3) Business, technical or vocational school AFTER high school or some college (no four-year degree) 23.4
5) College graduate (B.S., B.A., or other four-year degree) 16.3
6) Post-graduate training or professional schooling after college 10.5
Missing36 
TOTAL2869100.0
207) Last year, that is in 2007, what was your total family income from sources, before taxes? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-INCOME)
TOTAL%
1) Less than $20,000 21.2
2) $20,000 to under $30,000 12.9
3) $30,000 to under $50,000 20.4
4) $50,000 to under $75,000 17.3
5) $75,000 to under $100,000 11.9
6) $100,000 or more 16.3
Missing351 
TOTAL2554100.0
208) And how would you describe your own moral values? Would you say that your moral values are . . . (Question asked on Form 1 only) (Q34BF1) (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-POLITICS)
TOTAL%
1) Very conservative 17.2
2) Conservative 32.3
3) Moderate 29.9
4) Liberal or very liberal 20.6
Missing1494 
TOTAL1411100.0
209) What is your present religion, if any? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-RELIGION)
TOTAL%
1) Protestant 44.2
2) Roman Catholic 25.9
4) Other or Jewish 16.3
5) None 13.5
Missing84 
TOTAL2821100.0
210) Respondent's sex (for use with online analysis) (I-SEX)
TOTAL%
1) Male 48.4
2) Female 51.6
TOTAL2905100.0