Religion and Public Life Survey, 2009

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All frequencies weighted by 264) WEIGHT
1) Unique ID (UNIQUEID)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL176571636550.97502387.65
2) Survey (SURVEY)
TOTAL%
1) Survey A882950
2) Survey B882950
TOTAL17658100.0
3) Interview date (INT_DATE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL1765781869.15523.76
4) Call Attempt (ATTEMPT)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL176572.531.61
5) Date of first call [First digit is the month, next two digits are the day, and last two digits are the year] (FCALL)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL1765781707.92489.41
6) Refusal conversion (REFUSAL)
TOTAL%
0) No1428180.9
1) Yes337619.1
TOTAL17657100.0
7) Sample type (SAMPLE)
TOTAL%
1) Landline1154665.4
2) Cell611134.6
TOTAL17657100.0
8) Language interview was conducted in (LANG)
TOTAL%
1) English1682095.3
2) Spanish8374.7
TOTAL17657100.0
9) Respondent's census region, derived from zip code (CREGION)
TOTAL%
1) Northeast331218.8
2) Midwest397222.5
3) South656337.2
4) West381121.6
TOTAL17658100.0
10) Respondent's state, derived from zip code (STATE)
TOTAL%
1) Alabama3642.1
2) Alaska70
4) Arizona3662.1
5) Arkansas155.9
6) California184610.5
8) Colorado2661.5
9) Connecticut2011.1
10) Delaware38.2
11) District of Columbia46.3
12) Florida9795.5
13) Georgia6213.5
15) Hawaii17.1
16) Idaho106.6
17) Illinois5843.3
18) Indiana3992.3
19) Iowa1951.1
20) Kansas155.9
21) Kentucky2731.5
22) Louisiana2461.4
23) Maine65.4
24) Maryland3311.9
25) Massachusetts3171.8
26) Michigan4962.8
27) Minnesota3522
28) Mississippi146.8
29) Missouri3782.1
30) Montana75.4
31) Nebraska147.8
32) Nevada119.7
33) New Hampshire108.6
34) New Jersey5383
35) New Mexico164.9
36) New York9415.3
37) North Carolina6713.8
38) North Dakota31.2
39) Ohio8634.9
40) Oklahoma2171.2
41) Oregon2061.2
42) Pennsylvania10165.8
44) Rhode Island60.3
45) South Carolina2471.4
46) South Dakota53.3
47) Tennessee3482
48) Texas12276.9
49) Utah1891.1
50) Vermont64.4
51) Virginia5383
53) Washington3862.2
54) West Virginia115.7
55) Wisconsin3181.8
56) Wyoming66.4
TOTAL17656100.0
11) Population density of respondent's community, derived from zip code (DENSITY3)
TOTAL%
1) Lowest358220.3
2) 2359020.3
3) 3360720.4
4) 4347019.7
5) Highest340719.3
TOTAL17656100.0
12) Respondent's census region, from sample (SREGION)
TOTAL%
1) Northeast334118.9
2) Midwest399022.6
3) South649036.8
4) West383621.7
TOTAL17657100.0
13) Respondent's state, from sample (SSTATE)
TOTAL%
1) Alabama3391.9
4) Arizona3752.1
5) Arkansas154.9
6) California191110.8
8) Colorado2511.4
9) Connecticut2141.2
10) Delaware34.2
11) District of Columbia36.2
12) Florida9845.6
13) Georgia6403.6
16) Idaho116.7
17) Illinois5973.4
18) Indiana3892.2
19) Iowa1821
20) Kansas1731
21) Kentucky2851.6
22) Louisiana2331.3
23) Maine73.4
24) Maryland3231.8
25) Massachusetts3161.8
26) Michigan4992.8
27) Minnesota3482
28) Mississippi150.8
29) Missouri3812.2
30) Montana75.4
31) Nebraska154.9
32) Nevada139.8
33) New Hampshire99.6
34) New Jersey5423.1
35) New Mexico142.8
36) New York9485.4
37) North Carolina6363.6
38) North Dakota31.2
39) Ohio8504.8
40) Oklahoma2101.2
41) Oregon2011.1
42) Pennsylvania10225.8
44) Rhode Island61.3
45) South Carolina2421.4
46) South Dakota72.4
47) Tennessee3472
48) Texas12136.9
49) Utah1881.1
50) Vermont67.4
51) Virginia5563.1
53) Washington3742.1
54) West Virginia108.6
55) Wisconsin3141.8
56) Wyoming65.4
TOTAL17659100.0
14) Respondent's MSA, from sample (See Note 1: MSA Codes on the ARDA Summary Page for explanation of coding) (SMSA)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL1765725077.8915362.01
15) Community type (SUSR1)
TOTAL%
1) Urban351130.4
2) Suburban581150.3
3) Rural222419.3
Missing6111 
TOTAL11546100.0
16) Form split (FORM)
TOTAL%
1) Form 1897750.8
2) Form 2868049.2
TOTAL17657100.0
17) Gender of interviewer (PDSGEN)
TOTAL%
1) Male565832
2) Female1199968
TOTAL17657100.0
18) Race of interviewer (PDSRACE)
TOTAL%
1) White849948.1
2) Black or African American644236.5
3) Hispanic200211.3
5) Some other race7144
TOTAL17657100.0
19) If SAMPLE = 1: Interviewer asked to speak to youngest male or female in the household (18 years or older) first (LLITEXT)
TOTAL%
1) Asked for youngest male first580550.3
2) Asked for youngest female first574149.7
Missing6111 
TOTAL11546100.0
20) If SAMPLE = 2: Are you under 18 years old, or are you 18 or older? (S1)
TOTAL%
2) 18 or older6111100
Missing11546 
TOTAL6111100.0
21) Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling his job as President? (If respondent said that it depends, question was asked again and prefaced with the word "Overall") (Q101) (OBAMAP_A)
TOTAL%
1) Approve452751.3
2) Disapprove330237.4
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)100011.3
Missing8829 
TOTAL8829100.0
22) All in all, are you satisfied or dissatisfied with the way things are going in this country today? (Q102) (COUNTR_A)
TOTAL%
1) Satisfied249128.2
2) Dissatisfied569764.5
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)6407.2
Missing8829 
TOTAL8828100.0
23) Now thinking about the nation's economy... How would you rate economic conditions in this country today... as excellent, good, only fair, or poor? (Q105) (ECON_A)
TOTAL%
1) Excellent37.4
2) Good6897.8
3) Only fair337738.2
4) Poor458952
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)1371.6
Missing8829 
TOTAL8829100.0
24) A year from now, do you expect that economic conditions in the country as a whole will be better than they are at present, or worse, or just about the same as now? (Q106) (CONDIT_A)
TOTAL%
1) Better393744.6
2) Worse168819.1
3) Same294733.4
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)2562.9
Missing8829 
TOTAL8828100.0
25) Now thinking about your own personal finances... How would you rate your own personal financial situation? Would you say you are in excellent shape, good shape, only fair shape or poor shape financially? (Q107) (OWNFIN_A)
TOTAL%
1) Excellent shape5266
2) Good shape270630.7
3) Only fair shape315835.8
4) Poor shape226225.6
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)1762
Missing8829 
TOTAL8828100.0
26) Over the course of the next year, do you think the financial situation of you and your family will improve a lot, improve some, get a little worse or get a lot worse? (Q108) (FINIMP_A)
TOTAL%
1) Improve a lot7017.9
2) Improve some417147.2
3) Get a little worse147816.7
4) Get a lot worse7198.1
5) Stay the same (VOL.)133715.1
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)4224.8
Missing8829 
TOTAL8828100.0
27) As you think about your own financial situation, which of the following economic issues worries you most right now? (Q109) (WORRY_A)
TOTAL%
1) Problems in the financial markets121413.8
2) Declining real estate values8179.3
3) Rising prices226125.6
4) The job situation384643.6
7) Other (VOL.)3343.8
8) None/Not worried about any (VOL.)1411.6
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)2162.4
Missing8829 
TOTAL8829100.0
28) In dealing with important issues facing the country, are [Barack Obama] and [Republican leaders in Congress] working together or not working together? (Q110) [Order of bracketed text was reversed for random respondents] (WRKTOG_A)
TOTAL%
1) Working together211824
2) Not working together554062.7
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)117113.3
Missing8829 
TOTAL8829100.0
29) If WRKTOG_A = 2: Who do you think is most to blame for them not working together? [Choices 1 and 2 read in a random order] (Q111) (BLAME_A)
TOTAL%
1) Barack Obama153327.7
2) Republican leaders in Congress253345.7
3) Both (VOL.)80914.6
4) Neither (VOL.)1232.2
5) Other (VOL.)2063.7
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)3356
Missing12118 
TOTAL5539100.0
30) If BLAME_A = 5: Who do you think is most to blame for them not working together? [Respondent provided open-ended response] (Q111) (BLMOTH_A)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL0
31) And thinking about your personal finances, have you done any of the following lately? Have you delayed or canceled plans to buy a new home or make major home improvements, or not? (Q115A) (PFHOME_A)
TOTAL%
1) Yes318036
2) No557963.2
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)69.8
Missing8829 
TOTAL8828100.0
32) [Lately], have you delayed or canceled plans to make a major purchase for your household, such as a computer or appliance, or not? (Q115B) (PFMAJ_A)
TOTAL%
1) Yes371042
2) No508757.6
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)32.4
Missing8829 
TOTAL8829100.0
33) [Lately], have you cut back on planned spending for vacation travel, or not? (Q115C) (PFTRAV_A)
TOTAL%
1) Yes522559.2
2) No356540.4
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)38.4
Missing8829 
TOTAL8828100.0
34) [Lately], have you been eating out at restaurants less often, or not? (Q115D) (PFDINE_A)
TOTAL%
1) Yes482254.6
2) No392044.4
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)871
Missing8829 
TOTAL8829100.0
35) [Lately], have you delayed or canceled plans to buy a new car, or not? (Q115E) (PFCAR_A)
TOTAL%
1) Yes336438.1
2) No543061.5
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)34.4
Missing8829 
TOTAL8828100.0
36) [Lately], have you gotten help from your church or house of worship to help make ends meet, or not? (Q115F) (PFRELG_A)
TOTAL%
1) Yes7578.6
2) No804791.2
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)24.3
Missing8829 
TOTAL8828100.0
37) [Lately], have you gotten help from a non-religious community or volunteer organization to help make ends meet? (Q115G) (PFNONR_A)
TOTAL%
1) Yes6487.3
2) No817192.6
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)9.1
Missing8829 
TOTAL8828100.0
38) If PFMAJ_1, PFTRAV_A, PFDINE_A, or PFCAR_A = 1: You mentioned making some cutbacks in spending. Have you been cutting back because your financial situation has gotten worse and made such cutbacks necessary, or because you worry that your financial situation might get worse in the future? (Q116) (CUTBAC_A)
TOTAL%
1) Financial situation has gotten worse242034.5
2) Worry that it might get worse in the future331647.2
3) Both (VOL.)4556.5
4) Other (VOL.)6268.9
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)2032.9
Missing10637 
TOTAL7020100.0
39) How much, if anything, have you heard about the bills being proposed by President Obama and Congress to overhaul the health care system? (Q117) (HRDBIL_A)
TOTAL%
1) A lot422947.9
2) A little368141.7
3) Nothing at all8159.2
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)1031.2
Missing8829 
TOTAL8828100.0
40) If the health care bills being proposed by Barack Obama and Congress are passed into law, would you be... [Choices read in reverse order for random half of sample] [Form 1 only] (Q118) (PASSED_A)
TOTAL%
1) Very happy65614.8
2) Pleased126828.7
3) Disappointed98422.3
4) Angry79017.9
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)72116.3
Missing13238 
TOTAL4419100.0
41) If the health care bills being proposed by Barack Obama and Congress fail to pass into law, would you be... [Choices read in reverse order for random half of sample] [Form 2 only] (Q119) (FAIL_A)
TOTAL%
1) Very happy81218.4
2) Pleased92721
3) Disappointed135430.7
4) Angry3898.8
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)92821
Missing13248 
TOTAL4410100.0
42) Now thinking about the abortion issue... Do you think abortion should be... [Choices read in reverse order for random half of sample] (Q125) (ABORTN_A)
TOTAL%
1) Legal in all cases140615.9
2) Legal in most cases257229.1
3) Illegal in most cases249128.2
4) Illegal in all cases148916.9
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)8709.9
Missing8829 
TOTAL8828100.0
43) Which one of the following has had the biggest influence on your thinking on the issue of abortion? [Choices read in random order, with Choice 6 always read last] (Q126) (ABINFL_A)
TOTAL%
1) A personal experience114714.4
2) The views of your friends and family4936.2
3) What you have seen or read in the media3965
4) Your religious beliefs255332.1
5) Your education163420.5
6) Something else163320.5
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)1011.3
Missing9699 
TOTAL7957100.0
44) Over the past year or so, have your views on abortion changed, or have they pretty much stayed the same? (Q127) (ABVIEW_A)
TOTAL%
1) Changed4395
2) Stayed the same824993.4
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)1411.6
Missing8829 
TOTAL8829100.0
45) If ABVIEW_A = 1: And have you become... [Choices 1 and 2 read in random order] (Q128) (ABCHNG_A)
TOTAL%
1) More supportive of restricting access to abortion11927
2) More supportive of a woman's right to choose an abortion28364.3
3) Other (VOL.)184.1
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)204.5
Missing17218 
TOTAL440100.0
46) If ABCHNG_A = 1 or 2: And just in your own words, what is the main reason that you have become more supportive of [restricting access to abortion/a woman's right to choose an abortion?] [Phrase read from bracketed text depended on answer given in ABCHNG_A] (Q129) (ABREAS_A)
TOTAL%
1) Answer given39398
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)82
Missing17256 
TOTAL401100.0
47) Answer provided to question asked in ABREAS_A (Q129VB) (ABWHY_A)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL0
48) Which comes closer to your view about the abortion issue? [Choices 1 and 2 read in random order] (Q130) (ABLAW_A)
TOTAL%
1) The country needs to find a middle ground on abortion laws528859.9
2) There's no room for compromise when it comes to abortion laws256129
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)98011.1
Missing8829 
TOTAL8829100.0
49) As far as you know, what is Barack Obama's position on abortion? Is he pro-choice, that is, supports a woman's right to choose an abortion, or is he pro-life, that is, supports restricting access to abortion in most cases? (Q135) (ABOBMA_A)
TOTAL%
1) Pro-choice/supports a woman's right to choose511658
2) Pro-life/supports restricting access in most cases120713.7
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)250528.4
Missing8829 
TOTAL8828100.0
50) If ABOBMA_A = 1: Do you [worry that Obama will go too far in supporting abortion rights], [worry that Obama won't go far enough in supporting abortion rights], or think that Obama will handle the issue of abortion about right? [Choices in brackets were read in random in order] (Q136) (ABWORR_A)
TOTAL%
1) Worry that Obama will go too far in supporting abortion rights164132.1
2) Worry that Obama won't go far enough in supporting abortion rights3617.1
3) Think he will handle the issue about right257350.3
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)54110.6
Missing12541 
TOTAL5116100.0
51) Is your overall opinion of the Republican Party very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable? (Q140A) [Note: GOP_A was read immediately after DEMS_A for random respondents.] (GOP_A)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable5776.5
2) Mostly favorable295633.5
3) Mostly unfavorable280531.8
4) Very unfavorable158317.9
5) Never heard of (VOL.)20.2
8) Can't rate (VOL.)5796.6
9) Refused (VOL.)3083.5
Missing8829 
TOTAL8828100.0
52) Is your overall opinion of the Democratic Party very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable? (Q140B) [Note: DEMS_A was read immediately before GOP_A for random respondents.] (DEMS_A)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable106212
2) Mostly favorable327437.1
3) Mostly unfavorable218024.7
4) Very unfavorable139215.8
5) Never heard of (VOL.)10.1
8) Can't rate (VOL.)6046.8
9) Refused (VOL.)3063.5
Missing8829 
TOTAL8828100.0
53) Now thinking about some specific religious groups... Is your overall opinion of Catholics very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable? (Q141A) [NOTE: CATH_A through BUDDH_A were read together as a block, but were read in random order within the block (except that ATHEIS_A was always read last).] (CATH_A)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable171519.4
2) Mostly favorable423548
3) Mostly unfavorable8049.1
4) Very unfavorable3534
5) Never heard of (VOL.)11.1
8) Can't rate (VOL.)114012.9
9) Refused (VOL.)5726.5
Missing8829 
TOTAL8830100.0
54) Is your overall opinion of Jews very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable? (Q141B) (JEWISH_A)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable153817.4
2) Mostly favorable406246
3) Mostly unfavorable6106.9
4) Very unfavorable3463.9
5) Never heard of (VOL.)69.8
8) Can't rate (VOL.)162418.4
9) Refused (VOL.)5806.6
Missing8829 
TOTAL8829100.0
55) Is your overall opinion of Evangelical Christians very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable? (Q141C) (EVCHRS_A)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable139115.8
2) Mostly favorable362941.1
3) Mostly unfavorable110612.5
4) Very unfavorable3914.4
5) Never heard of (VOL.)3684.2
8) Can't rate (VOL.)142716.2
9) Refused (VOL.)5175.9
Missing8829 
TOTAL8829100.0
56) Is your overall opinion of Mormons very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable? (Q141D) (MORMON_A)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable8249.3
2) Mostly favorable302334.2
3) Mostly unfavorable146216.6
4) Very unfavorable8559.7
5) Never heard of (VOL.)1151.3
8) Can't rate (VOL.)194222
9) Refused (VOL.)6086.9
Missing8829 
TOTAL8829100.0
57) Is your overall opinion of Muslims very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable? (Q141E) (MUSLIM_A)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable5075.7
2) Mostly favorable287832.6
3) Mostly unfavorable169719.2
4) Very unfavorable109812.4
5) Never heard of (VOL.)48.5
8) Can't rate (VOL.)192221.8
9) Refused (VOL.)6787.7
Missing8829 
TOTAL8828100.0
58) Is your overall opinion of Atheists, that is, people who don't believe in God, very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable? (Q141F) (ATHEIS_A)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable5646.4
2) Mostly favorable202422.9
3) Mostly unfavorable202422.9
4) Very unfavorable232726.4
5) Never heard of (VOL.)35.4
8) Can't rate (VOL.)126714.4
9) Refused (VOL.)5886.7
Missing8829 
TOTAL8829100.0
59) Is your overall opinion of Hindus very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable? (Q141G) (HINDUS_A)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable2786.3
2) Mostly favorable146533.1
3) Mostly unfavorable56512.8
4) Very unfavorable3778.5
5) Never heard of (VOL.)831.9
8) Can't rate (VOL.)135330.6
9) Refused (VOL.)2996.8
Missing13238 
TOTAL4420100.0
60) Is your overall opinion of Buddhists very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable? (Q141H) (BUDDH_A)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable45910.4
2) Mostly favorable152234.5
3) Mostly unfavorable48611
4) Very unfavorable3948.9
5) Never heard of (VOL.)831.9
8) Can't rate (VOL.)112925.6
9) Refused (VOL.)3387.7
Missing13248 
TOTAL4411100.0
61) 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? (Q145A) [Note: GVFUND_A, DIFFAB_A and CONSNT_A were read immediately after GAYMAR_A for random respondents.] (GVFUND_A)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly favor239027.1
2) Favor385443.7
3) Oppose127914.5
4) Strongly oppose8649.8
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)4415
Missing8829 
TOTAL8828100.0
62) Do you strongly favor, favor, oppose, or strongly oppose making it more difficult for a woman to get an abortion? (Q145B) [Note: DIFFAB_A was read immediately after CONSNT_A for random respondents.] (DIFFAB_A)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly favor164718.7
2) Favor194022
3) Oppose239227.1
4) Strongly oppose201022.8
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)8389.5
Missing8829 
TOTAL8827100.0
63) Do you strongly favor, favor, oppose, or strongly oppose requiring that women under the age of 18 get the consent of at least one parent before they are allowed to have an abortion? (Q145C) [Note: CONSNT_A was read immediately before DIFFAB_A for random respondents.] (CONSNT_A)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly favor398545.1
2) Favor269630.5
3) Oppose100011.3
4) Strongly oppose6937.9
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)4545.1
Missing8829 
TOTAL8828100.0
64) Do you strongly favor, favor, oppose, or strongly oppose allowing gay and lesbian couples to marry legally? (Q146A) (MARGL_A)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly favor124514.1
2) Favor217624.6
3) Oppose195422.1
4) Strongly oppose272930.9
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)7258.2
Missing8829 
TOTAL8829100.0
65) Do you strongly favor, favor, oppose, or strongly 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? (Q146B) (LGLGL_A)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly favor191821.7
2) Favor308735
3) Oppose148116.8
4) Strongly oppose183020.7
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)5145.8
Missing8829 
TOTAL8830100.0
66) If MARGL_A = 1 or 2: Which of these statements comes closer to your view? [Choices #1 and 2 were read in random order] (Q147) (GAYMAR_A)
TOTAL%
1) Supporters of gay marriage should not push too hard to make it legal right away, because doing so could create bad feelings against homosexuals143041.8
2) Supporters of gay marriage should push hard to make it legal as soon as possible, despite the risk of creating bad feelings against homosexuals155645.5
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)43512.7
Missing14237 
TOTAL3421100.0
67) Thinking again about abortion... Regardless of whether or not you think abortion should be legal, do you think it would be a good thing to reduce the number of abortions performed in the United States, or don't you feel this way? [Form 1 only] (Q151) (LESSAB_A)
TOTAL%
1) Good thing to reduce the number of abortions285664.6
2) Don't feel this way113125.6
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)4329.8
Missing13238 
TOTAL4419100.0
68) And from what you know, does Barack Obama think it would be a good thing to reduce the number of abortions performed in the United States, or doesn't he feel this way? [Form 1 only] (Q152) (OBLESS_A)
TOTAL%
1) Obama thinks it would be a good thing to reduce the number of abortions166437.6
2) Obama doesn't feel this way82318.6
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)193343.7
Missing13238 
TOTAL4420100.0
69) As you may know, Barack Obama has said that he favors reducing the number of abortions. What about you? Regardless of whether or not you think abortion should be legal, do you think it would be a good thing to reduce the number of abortions performed in the United States, or don't you feel this way? [Form 2 only] (Q153) (FEWAB_A)
TOTAL%
1) Good thing to reduce the number of abortions303668.8
2) Don't feel this way89420.3
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)48010.9
Missing13248 
TOTAL4410100.0
70) Just your impression, in the United States today, is there a lot of discrimination against Evangelical Christians, or not? (Q170A) [Note: Questions DEVANG_A through DWOMEN_A were read together as a block, but were read in a random in order within the block.] (DEVANG_A)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, a lot of discrimination235926.7
2) No, not a lot of discrimination497356.3
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)149717
Missing8829 
TOTAL8829100.0
71) And is there a lot of discrimination against Muslims, or not? (Q170B) (DMUSLM_A)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, a lot of discrimination514758.3
2) No, not a lot of discrimination257129.1
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)111112.6
Missing8829 
TOTAL8829100.0
72) Is there a lot of discrimination against Jews, or not? (Q170C) (DJEWS_A)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, a lot of discrimination307534.8
2) No, not a lot of discrimination475853.9
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)99511.3
Missing8829 
TOTAL8828100.0
73) Is there a lot of discrimination against Atheists, that is, people who don't believe in God, or not? (Q170D) (DATH_A)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, a lot of discrimination233726.5
2) No, not a lot of discrimination523759.3
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)125514.2
Missing8829 
TOTAL8829100.0
74) Is there a lot of discrimination against Mormons, or not? (Q170E) (DMORM_A)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, a lot of discrimination212824.1
2) No, not a lot of discrimination493855.9
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)176320
Missing8829 
TOTAL8829100.0
75) Is there a lot of discrimination against blacks, or not? [Form 1 only] (Q170F) (DBLK_A)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, a lot of discrimination215848.8
2) No, not a lot of discrimination201945.7
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)2425.5
Missing13238 
TOTAL4419100.0
76) Is there a lot of discrimination against gays and lesbians, or not? [Form 1 only] (Q170G) (DGL_A)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, a lot of discrimination281663.7
2) No, not a lot of discrimination132129.9
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)2826.4
Missing13238 
TOTAL4419100.0
77) Is there a lot of discrimination against Hispanics, or not? [Form 2 only] (Q170H) (DHISP_A)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, a lot of discrimination228651.8
2) No, not a lot of discrimination180440.9
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)3197.2
Missing13248 
TOTAL4409100.0
78) Is there a lot of discrimination against women, or not? [Form 2 only] (Q170I) (DWOMEN_A)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, a lot of discrimination163837.2
2) No, not a lot of discrimination258958.7
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)1824.1
Missing13248 
TOTAL4409100.0
79) Do you, yourself, happen to know anyone who is Muslim? (Q175) (KNOMUS_A)
TOTAL%
1) Yes401845.5
2) No475753.9
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)54.6
Missing8829 
TOTAL8829100.0
80) As I read 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... (Q176) (MUSVIO_A)
TOTAL%
1) Statement A: The Islamic religion is more likely than others to encourage violence among its believers339538.5
2) Statement B: The Islamic religion does not encourage violence more than others401245.4
3) Neither (VOL.)1211.4
9) Don't know (VOL.)130114.7
Missing8829 
TOTAL8829100.0
81) Do you happen to know what name Muslims use to refer to God? (Q178) [Note: MUSGOD_A was read immediately after MUSQUR_A for random respondents.] (MUSGOD_A)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, and respondent gave correct answer [Allah]464052.6
2) Yes, but respondent gave incorrect answer6397.2
9) No/Don't know/Refused (VOL.)354940.2
Missing8829 
TOTAL8828100.0
82) Do you happen to know the name of the Islamic equivalent to the Bible? (Q179) (MUSQUR_A)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, and respondent gave correct answer [Qur'an/Koran]457151.8
2) Yes, but respondent gave incorrect answer3213.6
9) No/Don't know/Refused (VOL.)393744.6
Missing8829 
TOTAL8829100.0
83) Do you personally believe that having an abortion is morally acceptable, morally wrong, or is it not a moral issue? (Q180A) [Note: MORAB_A through MORAL_A were read together as a block, but were read in a random order within the block.] (MORAB_A)
TOTAL%
1) Morally acceptable91810.4
2) Morally wrong462352.4
3) Not a moral issue220224.9
4) Depends on situation (VOL.)7348.3
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)3534
Missing8829 
TOTAL8830100.0
84) And is homosexual behavior morally acceptable, morally wrong, or is it not a moral issue? (Q180B) (MORGL_A)
TOTAL%
1) Morally acceptable7828.9
2) Morally wrong429148.6
3) Not a moral issue309635.1
4) Depends on situation (VOL.)1571.8
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)5035.7
Missing8829 
TOTAL8829100.0
85) Is divorce morally acceptable, morally wrong, or is it not a moral issue? [Form 1 only] (Q180C) (MORDI_A)
TOTAL%
1) Morally acceptable90620.5
2) Morally wrong129829.4
3) Not a moral issue178340.3
4) Depends on situation (VOL.)2575.8
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)1754
Missing13238 
TOTAL4419100.0
86) Is drinking alcohol morally acceptable, morally wrong, or is it not a moral issue? [Form 2 only] (Q180D) (MORAL_A)
TOTAL%
1) Morally acceptable89320.2
2) Morally wrong66115
3) Not a moral issue247256.1
4) Depends on situation (VOL.)2716.1
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)1132.6
Missing13248 
TOTAL4410100.0
87) How important is religion in your life -- very important, somewhat important, not too important, or not at all important? (Q185) (IMPREL_A)
TOTAL%
1) Very important494256
2) Somewhat important228425.9
3) Not too important7388.4
4) Not at all important7588.6
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)1061.2
Missing8829 
TOTAL8828100.0
88) Holy book insert for HBOOK_A and LITERL_A (TXT186) (HTEXT_A)
TOTAL%
1) The Bible846795.9
2) The Torah1491.7
3) The Koran18.2
4) The Holy Scripture1942.2
Missing8829 
TOTAL8828100.0
89) Which comes closest to your view? [Note: See answer to HTEXT_A for the name of the holy book inserted below.] (Q186) (HBOOK_A)
TOTAL%
1) [Holy book] is the word of God608769
2) [Holy book] is a book written by men and is not the word of God197922.4
3) Other (VOL.)3183.6
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)4445
Missing8829 
TOTAL8828100.0
90) If HBOOK_A = 1: And would you say that... [Note: See answer to HTEXT_A for the name of the holy book inserted below.] (Q187) (LITERL_A)
TOTAL%
1) [Holy book] is to be taken literally, word for word295148.5
2) Not everything in [Holy book] should be taken literally, word for word281646.3
3) Other (VOL.)931.5
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)2273.7
Missing11570 
TOTAL6087100.0
91) People practice their religion in different ways. Outside of attending religious services, do you pray several times a day, once a day, a few times a week, once a week, a few times a month, seldom, or never? (Q188) (PRAY_A)
TOTAL%
1) Several times a day310135.1
2) Once a day174919.8
3) A few times a week125214.2
4) Once a week2843.2
5) A few times a month5426.1
6) Seldom94410.7
7) Never7538.5
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)2032.3
Missing8829 
TOTAL8828100.0
92) Do you think of yourself as a member of a minority because of your religious beliefs, or not? (Q189) (MINREL_A)
TOTAL%
1) Yes169019.1
2) No686077.7
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)2783.1
Missing8829 
TOTAL8828100.0
93) If RELIG = 1, 3-8, 11, 13-14, or (RELIG = 99 and CHR = 1): From what you know, do you think that the Catholic religion and your own religion are very similar, somewhat similar, somewhat different, or very different? (Q190A) [See Note 2: Randomization of Religious Similarity Variables on the ARDA Summary Page for randomization information.] (SCATH_A)
TOTAL%
1) Very similar81015.2
2) Somewhat similar164030.8
3) Somewhat different154829.1
4) Very different104019.5
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)2825.3
Missing12338 
TOTAL5320100.0
94) If RELIG = 2-8, 11, 14, or (RELIG = 99 and CHR = 1): From what you know, do you think that the Protestant religion and your own religion are very similar, somewhat similar, somewhat different, or very different? (Q190B) [See Note 2: Randomization of Religious Similarity Variables on the ARDA Summary Page for randomization information.] (SPROT_A)
TOTAL%
1) Very similar46216.6
2) Somewhat similar101936.7
3) Somewhat different60821.9
4) Very different32011.5
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)36813.3
Missing14881 
TOTAL2777100.0
95) If RELIG = 1-2, 4-8, 11, 13-14, or (RELIG = 99 and CHR = 1): From what you know, do you think that the Mormon religion and your own religion are very similar, somewhat similar, somewhat different, or very different? (Q190C) [See Note 2: Randomization of Religious Similarity Variables on the ARDA Summary Page for randomization information.] (SMORM_A)
TOTAL%
1) Very similar2393.3
2) Somewhat similar129518.1
3) Somewhat different170123.8
4) Very different255635.7
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)135919
Missing10506 
TOTAL7150100.0
96) If RELIG = 1-4, 6-8, 11, 13-14, or (RELIG = 99 and CHR = 1): From what you know, do you think that the Jewish religion and your own religion are very similar, somewhat similar, somewhat different, or very different? (Q190D) [See Note 2: Randomization of Religious Similarity Variables on the ARDA Summary Page for randomization information.] (SJEWSH_A)
TOTAL%
1) Very similar5768
2) Somewhat similar211029.4
3) Somewhat different186726
4) Very different149720.8
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)113815.8
Missing10469 
TOTAL7188100.0
97) If RELIG = 1-5, 7-8, 11, 13-14, or (RELIG = 99 and CHR = 1): From what you know, do you think that the Muslim religion and your own religion are very similar, somewhat similar, somewhat different, or very different? (Q190E) [See Note 2: Randomization of Religious Similarity Variables on the ARDA Summary Page for randomization information.] (SMUSLM_A)
TOTAL%
1) Very similar2112.9
2) Somewhat similar104114.2
3) Somewhat different141419.3
4) Very different341946.7
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)123416.9
Missing10338 
TOTAL7319100.0
98) If RELIG = 1-6, 8, 11, 13-14, or (RELIG = 99 and CHR = 1): From what you know, do you think that the Buddhist religion and your own religion are very similar, somewhat similar, somewhat different, or very different? [Form 1 only] (Q190F) [See Note 2: Randomization of Religious Similarity Variables on the ARDA Summary Page for randomization information.] (SBUDDH_A)
TOTAL%
1) Very similar692
2) Somewhat similar3058.7
3) Somewhat different55215.7
4) Very different178750.7
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)81023
Missing14133 
TOTAL3523100.0
99) If RELIG = 1-7, 11, 13-14, or (RELIG = 99 and CHR = 1): From what you know, do you think that the Hindu religion and your own religion are very similar, somewhat similar, somewhat different, or very different? [Form 2 only] (Q190G) [See Note 2: Randomization of Religious Similarity Variables on the ARDA Summary Page for randomization information.] (SHINDU_A)
TOTAL%
1) Very similar812.2
2) Somewhat similar3338.9
3) Somewhat different56215
4) Very different165344.1
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)112229.9
Missing13907 
TOTAL3751100.0
100) If RELIG = 9-10, 12, or (RELIG = 99 or CHR = 2 or 9): From what you know, do you think that the Catholic religion and your own beliefs are very similar, somewhat similar, somewhat different, or very different? (Q191A) [See Note 2: Randomization of Religious Similarity Variables on the ARDA Summary Page for randomization information.] (ACATH_A)
TOTAL%
1) Very similar594
2) Somewhat similar39926.7
3) Somewhat different34723.3
4) Very different43128.9
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)25617.2
Missing16166 
TOTAL1492100.0
101) If RELIG = 9-10, 12, or (RELIG = 99 or CHR = 2 or 9): From what you know, do you think that the Protestant religion and your own beliefs are very similar, somewhat similar, somewhat different, or very different? (Q191B) [See Note 2: Randomization of Religious Similarity Variables on the ARDA Summary Page for randomization information.] (APROT_A)
TOTAL%
1) Very similar664.4
2) Somewhat similar32121.5
3) Somewhat different30520.5
4) Very different38926.1
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)41027.5
Missing16166 
TOTAL1491100.0
102) If RELIG = 9-10, 12, or (RELIG = 99 or CHR = 2 or 9): From what you know, do you think that the Mormon religion and your own beliefs are very similar, somewhat similar, somewhat different, or very different? (Q191C) [See Note 2: Randomization of Religious Similarity Variables on the ARDA Summary Page for randomization information.] (AMORM_A)
TOTAL%
1) Very similar151
2) Somewhat similar22915.3
3) Somewhat different23816
4) Very different60640.6
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)40427.1
Missing16166 
TOTAL1492100.0
103) If RELIG = 9-10, 12, or (RELIG = 99 or CHR = 2 or 9): From what you know, do you think that the Jewish religion and your own beliefs are very similar, somewhat similar, somewhat different, or very different? (Q191D) [See Note 2: Randomization of Religious Similarity Variables on the ARDA Summary Page for randomization information.] (AJEWSH_A)
TOTAL%
1) Very similar573.8
2) Somewhat similar32421.7
3) Somewhat different27218.2
4) Very different42628.6
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)41227.6
Missing16166 
TOTAL1491100.0
104) If RELIG = 9-10, 12, or (RELIG = 99 or CHR = 2 or 9): From what you know, do you think that the Muslim religion and your own beliefs are very similar, somewhat similar, somewhat different, or very different? (Q191E) [See Note 2: Randomization of Religious Similarity Variables on the ARDA Summary Page for randomization information.] (AMUSLM_A)
TOTAL%
1) Very similar3.2
2) Somewhat similar20513.7
3) Somewhat different31321
4) Very different56537.9
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)40627.2
Missing16166 
TOTAL1492100.0
105) If RELIG = 9-10, 12, or (RELIG = 99 or CHR = 2 or 9): From what you know, do you think that the Buddhist religion and your own beliefs are very similar, somewhat similar, somewhat different, or very different? (Q191F) [See Note 2: Randomization of Religious Similarity Variables on the ARDA Summary Page for randomization information.] (ABUDDH_A)
TOTAL%
1) Very similar463.1
2) Somewhat similar33922.7
3) Somewhat different22715.2
4) Very different44129.6
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)43829.4
Missing16166 
TOTAL1491100.0
106) If RELIG = 9-10, 12, or (RELIG = 99 or CHR = 2 or 9): From what you know, do you think that the Hindu religion and your own beliefs are very similar, somewhat similar, somewhat different, or very different? (Q191G) [See Note 2: Randomization of Religious Similarity Variables on the ARDA Summary Page for randomization information.] (AHINDU_A)
TOTAL%
1) Very similar12.8
2) Somewhat similar19012.7
3) Somewhat different30020.1
4) Very different45730.7
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)53235.7
Missing16166 
TOTAL1491100.0
107) Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling his job as President? (If respondent said that it depends, question was asked again and prefaced with the word "Overall") (Q201) (OBAMAP_B)
TOTAL%
1) Approve457151.8
2) Disapprove322536.5
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)103211.7
Missing8829 
TOTAL8828100.0
108) All in all, are you satisfied or dissatisfied with the way things are going in this country today? (Q202) (COUNTR_B)
TOTAL%
1) Satisfied249128.2
2) Dissatisfied575465.2
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)5846.6
Missing8829 
TOTAL8829100.0
109) Congressional trial heat combined with leaners (CHEAT) (CHEAT_B)
TOTAL%
1) Republican/Lean Republican296644.4
2) Democrat/Lean Democrat303345.4
3) Other/Lean other (VOL.)2323.5
9) Don't know/No lean (VOL.)4536.8
Missing10973 
TOTAL6684100.0
110) If the elections for U.S. Congress were being held today, would you vote for the Republican Party's candidate or the Democratic Party's candidate for Congress in your district? (Q210) (ELECT_B)
TOTAL%
1) Republican Party's candidate307834.9
2) Democratic Party's candidate351439.8
3) Other (VOL.)5856.6
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)165218.7
Missing8829 
TOTAL8829100.0
111) If ELECT_B = 3 or 9: As of today, do you lean more to the Republican or the Democrat? (Q211) (LEAN_B)
TOTAL%
1) Republican Party's candidate65929.5
2) Democratic Party's candidate51322.9
3) Other (VOL.)32414.5
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)74133.1
Missing15420 
TOTAL2237100.0
112) Thinking more generally... Is your overall opinion of the Republican Party very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable? (Q212A) [Note: GOP_B, DEMS_B and CONG_B were read together as a block, but were read in a random order within the block.] (GOP_B)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable5666.4
2) Mostly favorable299333.9
3) Mostly unfavorable276231.3
4) Very unfavorable163618.5
5) Never heard of (VOL.)9.1
8) Can't rate (VOL.)4134.7
9) Refused (VOL.)4495.1
Missing8829 
TOTAL8828100.0
113) Is your overall opinion of the Democratic Party very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable? (Q212B) (DEMS_B)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable97411
2) Mostly favorable326237
3) Mostly unfavorable208223.6
4) Very unfavorable164418.6
5) Never heard of (VOL.)30
8) Can't rate (VOL.)4925.6
9) Refused (VOL.)3714.2
Missing8829 
TOTAL8828100.0
114) Is your overall opinion of Congress favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable? (Q212C) (CONG_B)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable3664.1
2) Mostly favorable288232.6
3) Mostly unfavorable280331.7
4) Very unfavorable179820.4
5) Never heard of (VOL.)37.4
8) Can't rate (VOL.)5346
9) Refused (VOL.)4094.6
Missing8829 
TOTAL8829100.0
115) How much, if anything, have you heard about the bills in Congress to overhaul the health care system? (Q215) (HLTHBL_B)
TOTAL%
1) A lot463752.5
2) A little351239.8
3) Nothing at all5796.6
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)1011.1
Missing8829 
TOTAL8829100.0
116) As of right now, do you generally favor or generally oppose the health care proposals being discussed in Congress? (Q216) (HLTHFV_B)
TOTAL%
1) Generally favor347739.4
2) Generally oppose405445.9
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)129714.7
Missing8829 
TOTAL8828100.0
117) If HLTHFV_B = 1-2: Do you (favor/oppose) these health care proposals very strongly, or not so strongly? (Q217) (STRONG_B)
TOTAL%
1) Very strongly520569.1
2) Not so strongly215028.5
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)1772.3
Missing10126 
TOTAL7532100.0
118) How much confidence do you have in Barack Obama to do the right thing when it comes to dealing with health care reform - a great deal of confidence, a fair amount of confidence, not too much confidence, or no confidence at all? (Q220A) [Note: OBCON_B through REPCON_B were read together as a block, but were read in a random order within the block.] (OBCON_B)
TOTAL%
1) A great deal of confidence225725.6
2) A fair amount of confidence261829.7
3) Not too much confidence181020.5
4) No confidence at all191921.7
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)2252.5
Missing8829 
TOTAL8829100.0
119) How much confidence do you have in Democratic leaders in Congress to do the right thing when it comes to dealing with health care reform - a great deal of confidence, a fair amount of confidence, not too much confidence, or no confidence at all? (Q220B) (DEMCON_B)
TOTAL%
1) A great deal of confidence104611.8
2) A fair amount of confidence292933.2
3) Not too much confidence246127.9
4) No confidence at all207923.5
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)3143.6
Missing8829 
TOTAL8829100.0
120) How much confidence do you have in Republican leaders in Congress to do the right thing when it comes to dealing with health care reform - a great deal of confidence, a fair amount of confidence, not too much confidence, or no confidence at all? (Q220C) (REPCON_B)
TOTAL%
1) A great deal of confidence6617.5
2) A fair amount of confidence285632.4
3) Not too much confidence315435.7
4) No confidence at all183520.8
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)3223.6
Missing8829 
TOTAL8828100.0
121) Do you think you and your family would be [better off or worse off] if the president and Congress passed health care reform, or don't you think it would make much difference? [Choices 1 and 2 were read in reverse order for random respondents] (Q221A) [Note: This question was read after CTRBET_B for random respondents.] (FAMBET_B)
TOTAL%
1) Better off238227
2) Worse off263329.8
3) Wouldn't make much difference317636
4) Depends (VOL.)1711.9
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)4675.3
Missing8829 
TOTAL8829100.0
122) Do you think the country as a whole would be [better off or worse off] if the president and Congress passed health care reform, or don't you think it would make much difference? [Choices 1 and 2 were read in reverse order for random respondents] (Q221B) (CTRBET_B)
TOTAL%
1) Better off347439.4
2) Worse off285632.4
3) Wouldn't make much difference164518.6
4) Depends (VOL.)3133.5
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)5396.1
Missing8829 
TOTAL8827100.0
123) On another subject... Do you think abortion should be... [Choices were read in reverse order for random half of the sample] (Q240) (ABORTN_B)
TOTAL%
1) Legal in all cases147916.8
2) Legal in most cases282432
3) Illegal in most cases234526.6
4) Illegal in all cases157317.8
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)6076.9
Missing8829 
TOTAL8828100.0
124) Do you ever wonder whether your own position on abortion is the right one or not? (Q241) (ABWNDR_B)
TOTAL%
1) Yes230026.1
2) No584466.2
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)6847.7
Missing8829 
TOTAL8828100.0
125) Do you think the issue of abortion is a critical issue facing the country, one among many important issues, or not that important compared to other issues? (Q242) (ABIMP_B)
TOTAL%
1) A critical issue facing the country135015.3
2) One among many important issues292633.1
3) Not that important compared to other issues426848.3
9) Don't know/refused (VOL.)2843.2
Missing8829 
TOTAL8828100.0
126) If ABORTN_B = 1-2: And do you think the view that abortion should be against the law is a respectable opinion for someone to hold, or not? (Q243) (ABRSP1_B)
TOTAL%
1) Yes215050
2) No181842.2
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)3367.8
Missing13354 
TOTAL4304100.0
127) If ABORTN_B = 3-4: And do you think the view that abortion should be legal is a respectable opinion for someone to hold, or not? (Q244) (ABRSP2_B)
TOTAL%
1) Yes172744.1
2) No182346.5
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)3679.4
Missing13739 
TOTAL3917100.0
128) On another subject... 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? (Q249) (GVFUND_B)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly favor210823.9
2) Favor387743.9
3) Oppose148516.8
4) Strongly oppose8579.7
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)5025.7
Missing8829 
TOTAL8829100.0
129) As I name some groups, please tell me whether you feel each one is generally friendly toward religion, neutral toward religion, or unfriendly toward religion. First, do you feel that the Democratic Party is generally friendly toward religion, neutral toward religion, or unfriendly toward religion? (Q250A) [Note: FRDEM_B through FRSCI_B were read together as a block, but were read in a random order within the block.] (FRDEM_B)
TOTAL%
1) Friendly toward religion254828.9
2) Neutral toward religion341738.7
3) Unfriendly toward religion192221.8
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)94110.7
Missing8829 
TOTAL8828100.0
130) Do you feel that the Republican Party is generally friendly toward religion, neutral toward religion, or unfriendly toward religion? (Q250B) (FRREP_B)
TOTAL%
1) Friendly toward religion423047.9
2) Neutral toward religion252928.6
3) Unfriendly toward religion105011.9
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)102011.6
Missing8829 
TOTAL8829100.0
131) Do you feel that Hollywood and the makers of movies and TV entertainment shows are generally friendly toward religion, neutral toward religion, or unfriendly toward religion? (Q250C) (FRHOLL_B)
TOTAL%
1) Friendly toward religion94910.7
2) Neutral toward religion297633.7
3) Unfriendly toward religion415047
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)7538.5
Missing8829 
TOTAL8828100.0
132) Do you feel that news reporters and the news media are generally friendly toward religion, neutral toward religion, or unfriendly toward religion? (Q250D) (FRNEWS_B)
TOTAL%
1) Friendly toward religion123414
2) Neutral toward religion373642.3
3) Unfriendly toward religion309235
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)7668.7
Missing8829 
TOTAL8828100.0
133) Do you feel that the Obama administration is generally friendly toward religion, neutral toward religion, or unfriendly toward religion? (Q250F) (FROBAM_B)
TOTAL%
1) Friendly toward religion327137.1
2) Neutral toward religion313735.5
3) Unfriendly toward religion151117.1
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)90810.3
Missing8829 
TOTAL8827100.0
134) Do you feel that scientists are generally friendly toward religion, neutral toward religion, or unfriendly toward religion? (Q250G) (FRSCI_B)
TOTAL%
1) Friendly toward religion101711.5
2) Neutral toward religion372242.2
3) Unfriendly toward religion309435
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)99611.3
Missing8829 
TOTAL8829100.0
135) In general, who do you think can do the best job of providing services to people in need... [Choices 1 through 3 were read in random order] (Q260) (SERVS_B)
TOTAL%
1) Religious organizations322436.5
2) Non-religious, community-based organizations251228.5
3) Federal and state government agencies216824.6
4) Family/friends/other (VOL.)40.5
5) None of the above (VOL.)1491.7
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)7358.3
Missing8829 
TOTAL8828100.0
136) Now, thinking about some specific problem areas. For each item that I read, please tell me who you think could do the best job of providing services to people in need. First, who could do the best job providing treatment for drug and alcohol addiction: a religious organization, a non-religious community-based group, or a federal or state government agency? [Form 1 only] (Q261AF1) [Note: STREAT_B through SPRISN_B were read together as a block, but were read in a random order within the block.] (STREAT_B)
TOTAL%
1) A religious organization133029.2
2) A non-religious, community-based group181539.8
3) A federal or state government agency108323.8
4) None of the above (VOL.)731.6
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)2575.6
Missing13099 
TOTAL4558100.0
137) Who could do the best job providing literacy training services: a religious organization, a non-religious community-based group, or a federal or state government agency? [Form 2 only] (Q261BF2) (SLITER_B)
TOTAL%
1) A religious organization55312.9
2) A non-religious, community-based group152435.7
3) A federal or state government agency182242.7
4) None of the above (VOL.)441
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)3287.7
Missing13387 
TOTAL4271100.0
138) Who could do the best job providing mentoring programs for young people: a religious organization, a non-religious community-based group, or a federal or state government agency? [Form 1 only] (Q261CF1) (SMENT_B)
TOTAL%
1) A religious organization189541.6
2) A non-religious, community-based group176238.7
3) A federal or state government agency55212.1
4) None of the above (VOL.)972.1
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)2515.5
Missing13099 
TOTAL4557100.0
139) Who could do the best job feeding the homeless: a religious organization, a non-religious community-based group, or a federal or state government agency? [Form 2 only] (Q261DF2) (SFEED_B)
TOTAL%
1) A religious organization220351.6
2) A non-religious, community-based group92221.6
3) A federal or state government agency90421.2
4) None of the above (VOL.)29.7
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)2125
Missing13387 
TOTAL4270100.0
140) Who could do the best job counseling teens about pregnancy: a religious organization, a non-religious community-based group, or a federal or state government agency? [Form 1 only] (Q261EF1) (STEEN_B)
TOTAL%
1) A religious organization176038.6
2) A non-religious, community-based group176638.7
3) A federal or state government agency66414.6
4) None of the above (VOL.)1453.2
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)2234.9
Missing13099 
TOTAL4558100.0
141) Who could do the best job providing child care services: a religious organization, a non-religious community-based group, or a federal or state government agency? [Form 2 only] (Q261FF2) (SCHILD_B)
TOTAL%
1) A religious organization135331.7
2) A non-religious, community-based group146134.2
3) A federal or state government agency115627.1
4) None of the above (VOL.)922.2
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)2094.9
Missing13387 
TOTAL4271100.0
142) Who could do the best job providing health care services: a religious organization, a non-religious community-based group, or a federal or state government agency? [Form 1 only] (Q261GF1) (SHELTH_B)
TOTAL%
1) A religious organization54612
2) A non-religious, community-based group154233.8
3) A federal or state government agency194742.7
4) None of the above (VOL.)1874.1
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)3377.4
Missing13099 
TOTAL4559100.0
143) Who could do the best job providing job training services: a religious organization, a non-religious community-based group, or a federal or state government agency? [Form 2 only] (Q261HF2) (SJOBTR_B)
TOTAL%
1) A religious organization2786.5
2) A non-religious, community-based group151235.4
3) A federal or state government agency218751.2
4) None of the above (VOL.)561.3
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)2385.6
Missing13387 
TOTAL4271100.0
144) Who could do the best job counseling and educating prisoners: a religious organization, a non-religious community-based group, or a federal or state government agency? [Form 1 only] (Q261IF1) (SPRISN_B)
TOTAL%
1) A religious organization174438.3
2) A non-religious, community-based group104823
3) A federal or state government agency141331
4) None of the above (VOL.)881.9
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)2645.8
Missing13099 
TOTAL4557100.0
145) I'm going to read the names of some specific religious groups. For each one that I name, please tell me whether you would favor or oppose this group applying for government funds to provide social services to people who need them. First: Individual churches, synagogues and other houses of worship (Q262A) [Note: FCHRCH_B was read after FCHAR_B for random respondents.] (FCHRCH_B)
TOTAL%
1) Favor518558.7
2) Oppose313535.5
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)5095.8
Missing8829 
TOTAL8829100.0
146) Please tell me whether you would favor or oppose charitable organizations that have a religious affiliation applying for government funds to provide social services to people who need them. (Q262B) (FCHAR_B)
TOTAL%
1) Favor598967.8
2) Oppose239727.2
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)4425
Missing8829 
TOTAL8828100.0
147) Please tell me whether you would favor or oppose Catholic churches applying for government funds to provide social services to people who need them. [Form 1 only] (Q262CF1) [Note: Questions FCATH_B through FEVCHR_B were read together as a block, but were read in random order within the block.] (FCATH_B)
TOTAL%
1) Favor272159.7
2) Oppose166236.5
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)1743.8
Missing13099 
TOTAL4557100.0
148) Please tell me whether you would favor or oppose Protestant churches applying for government funds to provide social services to people who need them. [Form 2 only] (Q262DF2) (FPROT_B)
TOTAL%
1) Favor239656.1
2) Oppose148934.9
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)3869
Missing13387 
TOTAL4271100.0
149) Please tell me whether you would favor or oppose Muslim mosques applying for government funds to provide social services to people who need them. [Form 1 only] (Q262EF1) (FMOSQ_B)
TOTAL%
1) Favor176238.7
2) Oppose237452.1
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)4229.3
Missing13099 
TOTAL4558100.0
150) Please tell me whether you would favor or oppose Jewish synagogues applying for government funds to provide social services to people who need them. [Form 2 only] (Q262FF2) (FSYNAG_B)
TOTAL%
1) Favor223652.4
2) Oppose155436.4
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)48111.3
Missing13387 
TOTAL4271100.0
151) Please tell me whether you would 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. [Form 2 only] (Q262GF2) (FMORMN_B)
TOTAL%
1) Favor203147.6
2) Oppose184143.1
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)3989.3
Missing13387 
TOTAL4270100.0
152) Please tell me whether you would favor or oppose Evangelical Christian churches applying for government funds to provide social services to people who need them. [Form 1 only] (Q262HF1) (FEVCHR_B)
TOTAL%
1) Favor250354.9
2) Oppose172237.8
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)3337.3
Missing13099 
TOTAL4558100.0
153) Please tell me whether you would 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. (Q262I) (FCONV_B)
TOTAL%
1) Favor249228.2
2) Oppose552362.6
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)8139.2
Missing8829 
TOTAL8828100.0
154) Here are a few reasons why some people oppose the idea of allowing churches and other houses of worship to use government money to provide social services. Please tell me whether each one is an important concern of yours, or not. First: This would interfere with the separation between church and state (Q263A) [Note: NOSEP_B through NOINV_B were read together as a block, but were read in a random order within the block. For random respondents, this block of questions was read after the block of questions comprised of YCHNGE_B through YCHOIC_B was read.] (NOSEP_B)
TOTAL%
1) Important concern456751.7
2) Not an important concern401645.5
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)2462.8
Missing8829 
TOTAL8829100.0
155) Please tell me whether [this reason why some people oppose the idea of allowing churches and other houses of worship to use government money to provide social services] is an important concern of yours, or not: The people who receive these services might be forced to take part in religious practices (Q263B) (NOFORC_B)
TOTAL%
1) Important concern526159.6
2) Not an important concern331737.6
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)2502.8
Missing8829 
TOTAL8828100.0
156) Please tell me whether [this reason why some people oppose the idea of allowing churches and other houses of worship to use government money to provide social services] is an important concern of yours, or not: The programs may not meet the same standards as government-based programs (Q263C) (NOSTAN_B)
TOTAL%
1) Important concern426448.3
2) Not an important concern421547.7
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)3504
Missing8829 
TOTAL8829100.0
157) Please tell me whether [this reason why some people oppose the idea of allowing churches and other houses of worship to use government money to provide social services] is an important concern of yours, or not: This might increase religious divisions within this country (Q263D) (NODIVS_B)
TOTAL%
1) Important concern415447
2) Not an important concern433949.1
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)3363.8
Missing8829 
TOTAL8829100.0
158) Please tell me whether [this reason why some people oppose the idea of allowing churches and other houses of worship to use government money to provide social services] is an important concern of yours, or not: Government might get too involved in what religious organizations do (Q263E) (NOINV_B)
TOTAL%
1) Important concern608168.9
2) Not an important concern250428.4
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)2452.8
Missing8829 
TOTAL8830100.0
159) Here are a few reasons why some people favor the idea of allowing churches and other houses of worship to use government money to provide social services. Please tell me whether you think each one is an important reason to favor this, or not? First: Religious groups could do a better job because the power of religion can change people's lives (Q264A) [Note: YCHNGE_B through YEFFIC_B were read together as a block, but were read in a random order within the block. For random respondents, this block of questions was read before the block of questions comprised of NOSEP_B through NOINV_B was read.] (YCHNGE_B)
TOTAL%
1) Important reason524159.4
2) Not an important reason329337.3
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)2943.3
Missing8829 
TOTAL8828100.0
160) Please tell me whether you think [this reason why some people favor the idea of allowing churches and other houses of worship to use government money to provide social services] is an important reason to favor this [idea], or not: The people who provide the services would be more caring and compassionate (Q264B) (YCARE_B)
TOTAL%
1) Important reason603968.4
2) Not an important reason247728.1
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)3123.5
Missing8829 
TOTAL8828100.0
161) Please tell me whether you think [this reason why some people favor the idea of allowing churches and other houses of worship to use government money to provide social services] is an important reason to favor this [idea], or not: Religious groups could provide services more efficiently than government programs (Q264C) (YEFFIC_B)
TOTAL%
1) Important reason516558.5
2) Not an important reason320336.3
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)4615.2
Missing8829 
TOTAL8829100.0
162) Please tell me whether you think [this reason why some people favor the idea of allowing churches and other houses of worship to use government money to provide social services] is an important reason to favor this [idea], or not: People who need social services should have a variety of options to pick from (Q264D) (YCHOIC_B)
TOTAL%
1) Important reason690778.2
2) Not an important reason163418.5
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)2883.3
Missing8829 
TOTAL8829100.0
163) If religious organizations do use government funds to provide social services, do you think these organizations should be allowed to only hire people who share their religious beliefs, or should they not be allowed to do this? (Q265) (HIRE_B)
TOTAL%
1) Should be allowed to only hire people who share their religious beliefs186121.1
2) Shouldn't be allowed to do this651373.8
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)4545.1
Missing8829 
TOTAL8828100.0
164) From what you know, does Barack Obama favor or oppose allowing churches and other houses of worship to apply for government funding to provide social services? (Q270) [Note: OBAPP_B and OBEMP_B were asked immediately after BUSHAP_B for random respondents.] (OBAPP_B)
TOTAL%
1) Favor242327.4
2) Oppose158317.9
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)482354.6
Missing8829 
TOTAL8829100.0
165) If OBAPP_B = 1: Do you think Barack Obama emphasizes this issue too much, too little, or about the right amount? (Q271) (OBEMP_B)
TOTAL%
1) Too much24410.1
2) Too little44018.2
3) About the right amount158865.5
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)1526.3
Missing15234 
TOTAL2424100.0
166) From what you know, did George W. Bush favor or oppose allowing churches and other houses of worship to apply for government funding to provide social services? (Q272) [Note: This question was asked immediately before OBAPP_B for random respondents.] (BUSHAP_B)
TOTAL%
1) Favor320936.3
2) Oppose142016.1
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)420047.6
Missing8829 
TOTAL8829100.0
167) How important is religion in your life - very important, somewhat important, not too important, or not at all important? (Q280) (RELIFE_B)
TOTAL%
1) Very important518458.7
2) Somewhat important208523.6
3) Not too important7328.3
4) Not at all important7138.1
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)1151.3
Missing8829 
TOTAL8829100.0
168) If ATTEND = 1-4: Aside from when you're traveling and special events like weddings and funerals, do you always attend religious services at the same place, mostly attend at one place but occasionally go to different places, or do you go to different places on a regular basis? (Q281) (ATSAME_B)
TOTAL%
1) Always attend at the same place315049.7
2) Mostly attend at one place but occasionally go to different places233636.9
3) Go to different places on a regular basis77112.2
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)821.3
Missing11319 
TOTAL6339100.0
169) If ATSAME_B = 2-3 and respondent is either Protestant or "just Christian" (RELIG = 1 or 13): And aside from weddings and funerals, do you ever attend services at a Protestant denomination different than your own? (Q282A) [Note: ATDPRT_B through ATMULT_B were read together as a block, but were read in a random order within the block.] (ATDPRT_B)
TOTAL%
1) Yes110362.7
2) No58533.3
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)704
Missing15899 
TOTAL1758100.0
170) If ATSAME_B = 2-3 and respondent isn't Protestant or "just Christian" (RELIG not equal to 1 or 13): And aside from weddings and funerals, do you ever attend services at a Protestant church? (Q282B) (ATPROT_B)
TOTAL%
1) Yes54440.4
2) No78558.2
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)191.4
Missing16309 
TOTAL1348100.0
171) If ATSAME_B = 2-3 and respondent isn't Catholic (RELIG not equal to 2): And aside from weddings and funerals, do you ever attend Catholic mass? (Q282C) (ATCATH_B)
TOTAL%
1) Yes93940.5
2) No137059.1
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)10.4
Missing15339 
TOTAL2319100.0
172) If ATSAME_B = 2-3 and respondent isn't Jewish (RELIG not equal to 5): And aside from weddings and funerals, do you ever attend services at a Jewish synagogue? (Q282D) (ATSYNA_B)
TOTAL%
1) Yes37912.4
2) No267387.5
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)3.1
Missing14602 
TOTAL3055100.0
173) If ATSAME_B = 2-3 and respondent isn't Muslim (RELIG not equal to 6): And aside from weddings and funerals, do you ever attend services at a Muslim mosque? (Q282E) (ATMOSQ_B)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1344.3
2) No296195.7
Missing14562 
TOTAL3095100.0
174) If ATSAME_B = 2-3: And aside from weddings and funerals, do you ever attend services of a religion different than yours that I haven't mentioned? (Q282F) (ATMULT_B)
TOTAL%
1) Yes [Other religion is specified in ATMULZ_B]72523.3
2) No227373.2
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)1093.5
Missing14551 
TOTAL3107100.0
175) If ATMULT_B = 1: Name of religion(s) different than respondent's own religion whose services the respondent ever attends (Q282FOS) (ATMULZ_B)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL0
176) First religion listed in response to ATMULZ_B, coded (Q282F_1) (ATMUL1_B)
TOTAL%
10) Christian/Protestant (not further specified)375.1
11) Evangelical/born again243.3
12) Baptist/Southern Baptist12417.1
13) Pentecostal/Assemblies of God415.7
14) Non-denominational375.1
15) Seventh-day Adventist81.1
16) Methodist283.9
17) Lutheran263.6
18) Episcopalian263.6
19) Other Protestant314.3
20) Catholic223
21) Orthodox273.7
22) Mormon/Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints385.2
23) Jehovah's Witness/Kingdom Hall415.7
25) Other Christian (not identifiably Protestant)172.3
30) Buddhist648.8
40) Hindu486.6
41) Jewish6.8
50) Other non-Christian (Sikh, Taoist, Shinto, Native American, Baha'i, Pagan)253.4
60) Universalist, ecumenical, many in one182.5
65) Variety4.6
90) Other (unclear whether Christian or not)/Don't know334.6
Missing16933 
TOTAL725100.0
177) Second religion listed in response to ATMULZ_B, coded (Q282F_2) (ATMUL2_B)
TOTAL%
12) Baptist/Southern Baptist67.8
13) Pentecostal/Assemblies of God33.9
14) Non-denominational56.5
17) Lutheran1013
19) Other Protestant1519.5
21) Orthodox33.9
22) Mormon/Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints33.9
23) Jehovah's Witness/Kingdom Hall810.4
30) Buddhist911.7
40) Hindu45.2
50) Other non-Christian (Sikh, Taoist, Shinto, Native American, Baha'i, Pagan)810.4
90) Other (unclear whether Christian or not)/Don't know33.9
Missing17582 
TOTAL77100.0
178) Third religion listed in response to ATMULZ_B, coded (Q282F_3) (ATMUL_3)
TOTAL%
12) Baptist/Southern Baptist215.4
16) Methodist861.5
18) Episcopalian215.4
50) Other non-Christian (Sikh, Taoist, Shinto, Native American, Baha'i, Pagan)17.7
Missing17645 
TOTAL13100.0
179) If ATSAME_B = 1: Are the religious services you attend held at a church or house of worship, or are they held at some other location such as at a restaurant or a person's home? (Q283) (LOC1_B)
TOTAL%
1) At a church or house of worship297794.5
2) Other location1645.2
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)9.3
Missing14507 
TOTAL3150100.0
180) If ATSAME_B = 2-9: In general, are the religious services you attend held at houses of worship such as churches, synagogues or mosques, are they held at other locations such as at restaurants or people's homes, or do you attend services both in houses of worship and at other locations? (Q284) (LOC2_B)
TOTAL%
1) At houses of worship232472.9
2) At other locations1103.4
3) Both67721.2
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)792.5
Missing14469 
TOTAL3190100.0
181) If LOC1_B or LOC2_B = 2: And what kind of place or location is this? / If LOC2_B = 3: What kinds of places are these other locations? (Q285) (LTYPE_B)
TOTAL%
1) Answer given [Kind of place is specified in LTYPEZ_B]89794.4
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)535.6
Missing16707 
TOTAL950100.0
182) Verbatim response recorded for LTYPE_B (LTYPEZ_B)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL0
183) First response recorded for LTYPE_B, coded (Q285_1) (LTYPE1_B)
TOTAL%
10) Church, synagogue, temple or other religious building262.9
20) Homes48053.6
30) Restaurants262.9
40) Schools667.4
41) Stadiums, arenas, coliseums, convention centers, etc.3.3
42) Hotels222.5
43) Storefronts1.1
44) Truck stop91
45) Prison2.2
46) Warehouses4.4
47) Community centers283.1
48) Office buildings5.6
49) Retreat centers3.3
50) Other buildings (theaters, halls, assisted living facilities, funeral home)717.9
60) Parks/campgrounds616.8
61) Tents/tent revivals141.6
62) Other outdoor gatherings242.7
65) Nature/outdoors alone141.6
70) Part of special events (church camp, powwow)5.6
80) Anywhere/everywhere202.2
81) Television91
90) Other/Don't know3.3
Missing16760 
TOTAL896100.0
184) Second response recorded for LTYPE_B, coded (Q285_2) (LTYPE2_B)
TOTAL%
10) Church, synagogue, temple or other religious building103.2
20) Homes14145.6
30) Restaurants268.4
40) Schools165.2
41) Stadiums, arenas, coliseums, convention centers, etc.2.6
42) Hotels258.1
43) Storefronts2.6
46) Warehouses2.6
47) Community centers82.6
50) Other buildings (theaters, halls, assisted living facilities, funeral home)113.6
60) Parks/campgrounds113.6
62) Other outdoor gatherings185.8
70) Part of special events (church camp, powwow)3411
90) Other/Don't know31
Missing17349 
TOTAL309100.0
185) Third response recorded for LTYPE_B, coded (Q285_3) (LTYPE3_B)
TOTAL%
20) Homes79.1
30) Restaurants79.1
40) Schools22.6
42) Hotels79.1
46) Warehouses1316.9
50) Other buildings (theaters, halls, assisted living facilities, funeral home)1620.8
60) Parks/campgrounds22.6
61) Tents/tent revivals1114.3
62) Other outdoor gatherings56.5
90) Other/Don't know79.1
Missing17580 
TOTAL77100.0
186) Holy book insert for HBOOK_B and LITERL_B (TXT286) (HTEXT_B)
TOTAL%
1) The Bible834794.5
2) The Torah1331.5
3) The Koran65.7
4) The Holy Scripture2843.2
Missing8829 
TOTAL8829100.0
187) Which comes closest to your view? [Note: See answer to HTEXT_B for the name of the holy book inserted below.] (Q286) (HBOOK_B)
TOTAL%
1) [Holy book] is the word of God611869.3
2) [Holy book] is a book written by men and is not the word of God205623.3
3) Other (VOL.)2502.8
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)4044.6
Missing8829 
TOTAL8828100.0
188) If HBOOK_B = 1: And would you say that... [Note: See answer to HTEXT_B for the name of the holy book inserted below.] (Q287) (LITERL_B)
TOTAL%
1) [Holy book] is to be taken literally, word for word,310850.8
2) Not everything in [Holy book] should be taken literally, word for word267743.7
3) Other (VOL.)941.5
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)2403.9
Missing11539 
TOTAL6119100.0
189) People practice their religion in different ways. Outside of attending religious services, do you pray several times a day, once a day, a few times a week, once a week, a few times a month, seldom, or never? (Q288) (PRAY_B)
TOTAL%
1) Several times a day328837.2
2) Once a day167619
3) A few times a week117413.3
4) Once a week3524
5) A few times a month5035.7
6) Seldom95710.8
7) Never6677.6
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)2132.4
Missing8829 
TOTAL8830100.0
190) Would you say that you have ever had a 'religious or mystical experience' - that is, a moment of sudden religious insight or awakening? (Q290) (MYSTEX_B)
TOTAL%
1) Yes430148.7
2) No421947.8
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)3093.5
Missing8829 
TOTAL8829100.0
191) Which, if any, of the following do you believe in? Do you believe in reincarnation, that people will be reborn in this world again and again? (Q291A) [Note: BREINC_B through BASTRO_B were read together as a block, but were read in a random order within the block.] (BREINC_B)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, believe in214724.3
2) No, don't believe610869.2
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)5746.5
Missing8829 
TOTAL8829100.0
192) Do you believe in spiritual energy located in physical things, such as mountains, trees or crystals? (Q291B) (BSPENG_B)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, believe in226125.6
2) No, don't believe610669.2
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)4625.2
Missing8829 
TOTAL8829100.0
193) Do you believe in yoga, not just as exercise, but as a spiritual practice? (Q291C) (BYOGA_B)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, believe in207123.5
2) No, don't believe614569.6
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)6136.9
Missing8829 
TOTAL8829100.0
194) Do you believe in the "evil eye" or that certain people can cast curses or spells that cause bad things to happen to someone? (Q291E) (BEVILI_B)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, believe in145416.5
2) No, don't believe716481.2
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)2102.4
Missing8829 
TOTAL8828100.0
195) Do you believe in astrology, or that the position of the stars and planets can affect people's lives? (Q291F) (BASTRO_B)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, believe in216724.5
2) No, don't believe629071.2
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)3724.2
Missing8829 
TOTAL8829100.0
196) Have you ever felt that you were in touch with someone who has already died? (Q292A) (BDIED_B)
TOTAL%
1) Yes259129.3
2) No610169.1
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)1371.6
Missing8829 
TOTAL8829100.0
197) Have you ever consulted a fortune-teller or psychic? (Q292B) (BPSYCH_B)
TOTAL%
1) Yes132015
2) No745684.4
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)53.6
Missing8829 
TOTAL8829100.0
198) Have you ever seen or been in the presence of a ghost? (Q292C) (BGHOST_B)
TOTAL%
1) Yes160118.1
2) No704379.8
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)1852.1
Missing8829 
TOTAL8829100.0
199) Verbatim response to RELIG, if recorded [Most responses are from when RELIG = 11.] (RELIGOS) (RELIGZ)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL0
200) What is your present religion, if any? Are you Protestant, Roman Catholic, Mormon, Orthodox such as Greek or Russian Orthodox, Jewish, Muslim, Buddhist, Hindu, atheist, agnostic, something else, or nothing in particular? (RELIG)
TOTAL%
1) Protestant (See Note 3 on the ARDA Summary Page for description)710340.2
2) Roman Catholic (Catholic)399922.6
3) Mormon (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints/LDS)2981.7
4) Orthodox (Greek, Russian, or some other orthodox church)82.5
5) Jewish (Judaism)2821.6
6) Muslim (Islam)83.5
7) Buddhist1891.1
8) Hindu34.2
9) Atheist (do not believe in God)3321.9
10) Agnostic (not sure if there is a God)5963.4
11) Something else (VOL., see RELIGZ)2691.5
12) Nothing in particular206611.7
13) Christian (VOL.)199711.3
14) Unitarian (Universalist) (VOL.)51.3
99) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)2761.6
TOTAL17657100.0
201) If RELIG = 11-12 or 99: Do you think of yourself as a Christian or not? [Note: If respondent named a non-Christian religion in RELIG, CHR was not read and respondent was assigned a value of 2 on CHR.] (CHR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes149554.7
2) No101837.2
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)2218.1
Missing14923 
TOTAL2734100.0
202) If RELIG = 1-4 or CHR = 1: Would you describe yourself as a "born again" or evangelical Christian, or not? (BORN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, would629242.4
2) No, would not781552.6
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)7465
Missing2803 
TOTAL14853100.0
203) 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 week253114.3
2) Once a week414723.5
3) Once or twice a month282516
4) A few times a year320518.2
5) Seldom290916.5
6) Never185910.5
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)1801
TOTAL17656100.0
204) Sex of respondent (SEX)
TOTAL%
1) Male855448.4
2) Female910351.6
TOTAL17657100.0
205) What is your age? [Note: A code of '99' represents that a respondent refused to answer or did not know the answer to this question.] (AGE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL1765746.7418.53
206) Respondent's age, recoded (RECAGE) (AGE_RE)
TOTAL%
1) 18 to 24232413.2
2) 25 to 34293516.6
3) 35 to 44316717.9
4) 45 to 54342519.4
5) 55 to 64260714.8
6) 65 or older297616.9
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)2221.3
TOTAL17656100.0
207) What is the last grade or class that you completed in school? [Answer choices were not read] (EDUC)
TOTAL%
1) None, or grade 1-86753.8
2) High school incomplete (Grades 9-11)17089.7
3) High school graduate (Grade 12 or GED certificate)551331.2
4) Technical, trade, or vocational school after high school5763.3
5) Some college, associate degree, no four-year degree423924
6) College graduate (B.S., B.A., or other four-year degree)284016.1
7) Post-graduate training or professional schooling after college (e.g., toward a master's Degree or Ph.D.; law or medical school)202911.5
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)78.4
TOTAL17658100.0
208) Recoded education (RECEDUC) (EDUC_RE)
TOTAL%
1) Less than a high school diploma238313.5
2) High school graduate608834.5
3) Some college, no four-year degree423924
4) At least a four-year college degree486927.6
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)78.4
TOTAL17657100.0
209) Respondent was randomly asked HISP1 or HISP3 (HISPRAN) (HISP_KEY)
TOTAL%
1) Respondent was asked HISP1885550.1
2) Respondent was asked HISP3880349.9
TOTAL17658100.0
210) Are you yourself of Hispanic or Latino origin or descent, such as Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban, or some other Spanish background? [Respondents were randomly asked HISP1 or HISP3, see HISP_KEY] (HISP1)
TOTAL%
1) Yes116713.2
2) No762486.1
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)64.7
Missing8803 
TOTAL8855100.0
211) Are you of Hispanic, Latino or Spanish origin? [Respondents were randomly asked HISP1 or HISP3, see HISP_KEY] (HISP3)
TOTAL%
1) Yes112812.8
2) No761386.5
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)62.7
Missing8855 
TOTAL8803100.0
212) Combination of responses to HISP1 and HISP3 (HISPX)
TOTAL%
1) Yes229413
2) No1523786.3
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)126.7
TOTAL17657100.0
213) Which of the following describes your race? You can select as many as apply. [RACE1 captures the first answer respondents provided to this question.] (RACE1_1) (RACE1)
TOTAL%
1) White1336875.7
2) Black or African-American251114.2
3) Asian or Asian-American3421.9
4) Some other race11776.7
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)2591.5
TOTAL17657100.0
214) Which of the following describes your race? [RACE2 captures the second answer respondents provided to this question, when applicable.] (RACE1_2) (RACE2)
TOTAL%
2) Black or African-American6421
3) Asian or Asian-American247.9
4) Some other race21771.1
Missing17352 
TOTAL305100.0
215) Which of the following describes your race? [RACE3 captures the third answer respondents provided to this question, when applicable.] (RACE1_3) (RACE3)
TOTAL%
3) Asian or Asian-American3690
4) Some other race410
Missing17617 
TOTAL40100.0
216) Which of the following describes your race? [RACE4 captures the fourth answer respondents provided to this question, when applicable.] (RACE1_4) (RACE4)
TOTAL%
4) Some other race31100
Missing17627 
TOTAL31100.0
217) Combining Race (RACECMB) (RACE_ALL)
TOTAL%
1) White1310874.2
2) Black or African-American246614
3) Asian or Asian-American3411.9
4) Mixed Race3051.7
5) Some other race11776.7
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)2591.5
TOTAL17656100.0
218) Race/ethnicity (RACETHN)
TOTAL%
1) White, not Hispanic1221269.2
2) African-American, not Hispanic192310.9
3) Hispanic229413
4) Other, not Hispanic10686
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)160.9
TOTAL17657100.0
219) Are you currently married, living with a partner, divorced, separated, widowed, or have you never been married? (MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Married946453.6
2) Living with a partner11346.4
3) Divorced16199.2
4) Separated3802.2
5) Widowed11456.5
6) Never been married383421.7
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)82.5
TOTAL17658100.0
220) Verbatim response to SPREL, when recorded [Most responses are from when SPREL = 11.] (SPRELZ)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL0
221) If MARITAL = 1-2: And what is your [IF MARITAL = 1: spouse's/IF MARITAL=2: partner's] religion, if any? Are they Protestant, Roman Catholic, Mormon, Orthodox such as Greek or Russian Orthodox, Jewish, Muslim, Buddhist, Hindu, atheist, agnostic, something else, or nothing in particular? (SPREL)
TOTAL%
1) Protestant (See Note 3 on the ARDA Summary Page for description)230942.6
2) Roman Catholic (Catholic)136325.2
3) Mormon (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints/LDS)881.6
4) Orthodox (Greek, Russian, or some other orthodox church)11.2
5) Jewish (Judaism)731.3
6) Muslim (Islam)621.1
7) Buddhist591.1
8) Hindu12.2
9) Atheist (do not believe in God)771.4
10) Agnostic (not sure if there is a god)891.6
11) Something else (VOL., see SPRELZ)621.1
12) Nothing in particular56710.5
13) Christian (VOL.)5189.6
14) Unitarian (Universalist) (VOL.)14.3
99) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)1132.1
Missing12239 
TOTAL5417100.0
222) If SPREL = 11 or 99: And is that a Christian religion, or not? (SPCHR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes13251.6
2) No5521.5
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)6927
Missing17401 
TOTAL256100.0
223) If SPREL = 1-4 or 13, or SPCHR = 1: Would you describe your spouse as a "born again" or evangelical Christian, or not? (SPBORN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, would195245
2) No, would not221451
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)1764.1
Missing13315 
TOTAL4342100.0
224) How many people, including yourself, live in your household? [Note: A code of '99' represents that a respondent refused to answer or did not know the answer to this question.] (See Note 4: Definition of Household Members on the ARDA Summary Page for more information) (HH1)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL176573.708.24
225) If HH1 > 1 (not including HH1 = 99): How many of these [people living in your household] are children under the age of 18? [Note: A code of '99' represents that a respondent refused to answer or did not know the answer to this question.] (See Note 4: Definition of Household Members on the ARDA Summary Page for more information) (HH2)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL176570.983.43
226) Number of adults living in the household, computed from HH1 and HH2 (See Note 4: Definition of Household Members on the ARDA Summary Page for more information) (ADULTS)
TOTAL%
1) One313217.7
2) Two919352.1
3) Three or more519229.4
99) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)141.8
TOTAL17658100.0
227) Last year, that is in 2008, 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 $10,00012987.4
2) $10,000 to under $20,00015178.6
3) $20,000 to under $30,000192910.9
4) $30,000 to under $40,00017299.8
5) $40,000 to under $50,00014298.1
6) $50,000 to under $75,000232113.1
7) $75,000 to under $100,000189310.7
8) $100,000 to under $150,00015328.7
9) $150,000 or more10435.9
10) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)296716.8
TOTAL17658100.0
228) 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, registered1384878.4
2) No, not registered373521.2
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)74.4
TOTAL17657100.0
229) If REGIST = 1: Are you absolutely certain that you are registered to vote, or is there a chance that your registration has lapsed because you moved or from some other reason? (REGICERT)
TOTAL%
1) Absolutely certain1325895.7
2) Chance registration has lapsed5494
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)40.3
Missing3809 
TOTAL13847100.0
230) In politics today, do you consider yourself a Republican, Democrat, or Independent? (PARTY)
TOTAL%
1) Republican434324.6
2) Democrat569132.2
3) Independent647036.6
4) No preference (VOL.)5403.1
5) Other party (VOL.)51.3
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)5633.2
TOTAL17658100.0
231) If PARTY = 3-5 or 9: As of today do you lean more to the Republican Party or more to the Democratic Party? (PARTYLN)
TOTAL%
1) Republican263934.6
2) Democrat266234.9
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)232330.5
Missing10034 
TOTAL7624100.0
232) In general, would you describe your political views as... (IDEO)
TOTAL%
1) Very conservative12677.2
2) Conservative563431.9
3) Moderate598133.9
4) Liberal260014.7
5) Very liberal10906.2
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)10856.1
TOTAL17657100.0
233) Are you now employed full-time, part-time, or not employed? (EMPLOY)
TOTAL%
1) Full-time784444.4
2) Part-time253814.4
3) Not employed713340.4
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)141.8
TOTAL17656100.0
234) If HISPX = 2 or 9: Were you born in the United States or in another country? (USBORN1A)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, born in U.S.1450494.4
2) No, some other country7965.2
4) Other U.S. Territories (includes Guam, Samoa, U.S. Virgin Islands) (VOL.)30
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)60.4
Missing2294 
TOTAL15363100.0
235) If USBORN1A = 1 and HISPX = 2 or 9: Were both of your parents born in the United States, or not? [Note: Those born in Puerto Rico or other non-state U.S. territories are not considered born on the U.S. for this question.] (USBORN2)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, both parents born in the U.S.1347092.9
2) No, one or both parents born in another country9896.8
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)45.3
Missing3153 
TOTAL14504100.0
236) If HISPX = 1: Now I want to ask you about you and your family's heritage. Are you Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban, Dominican, Salvadoran or are you and your ancestors from another country? (ANCESTRY)
TOTAL%
1) Mexican (Mexico)127855.7
2) Puerto Rican (Puerto Rico)1737.5
3) Cuban (Cuba)703.1
4) Dominican (the Dominican Republic)612.7
5) Salvadoran (El Salvador)1466.4
6) Other Central American (VOL.)1155
7) Other South American (VOL.)1687.3
9) Other North American (VOL.)361.6
10) Other European (VOL.)1134.9
97) Other (VOL.)9.4
99) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)1265.5
Missing15363 
TOTAL2295100.0
237) Verbatim response to ANCESTRY, when recorded (ANCESTOS) (ANCESTRZ)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL0
238) If HISPX = 1: Were you born on the island of Puerto Rico, in the United States, or in another country? (BIRTH_HISP) (BRTH_HSP)
TOTAL%
1) Puerto Rico723.1
2) United States108247.2
3) Another country112148.9
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)19.8
Missing15363 
TOTAL2294100.0
239) If BRTH_HSP = 1, 3 or 9: How many years have you lived in the (continental) United States? ["Continental" was inserted if BRTH_HSP = 1] [Note: Those who have lived in the (continental) United States for less than one year were coded as '1', and a code of '99' represents that a respondent refused to answer or did not know the answer to this question.] (YRS_US)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL1765719.3316.03
240) If HISPX = 1 and BRTH_HSP = 2: Was your mother born on the island of Puerto Rico, in the United States, or in another country? (MOTHER_HISP) (MTHR_HSP)
TOTAL%
1) Puerto Rico666.1
2) United States66361.3
3) Another country34932.3
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)4.4
Missing16575 
TOTAL1082100.0
241) If HISPX = 1 and BRTH_HSP = 2: Was your father born on the island of Puerto Rico, in the United States, or in another country? (FATHER_HISP) (FTHR_HSP)
TOTAL%
1) Puerto Rico656
2) United States61757
3) Another country38235.3
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)181.7
Missing16575 
TOTAL1082100.0
242) If HISPX = 1: Would you say you can carry on a conversation in Spanish, both understanding and speaking, very well, pretty well, just a little, or not at all? (SPANLIT1)
TOTAL%
1) Very well107246.8
2) Pretty well63027.5
3) Just a little38116.6
4) Not at all1878.2
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)231
Missing15363 
TOTAL2293100.0
243) IF HISPX = 1: Would you say you can read a newspaper or book in Spanish very well, pretty well, just a little, or not at all? (SPANLIT2)
TOTAL%
1) Very well96342
2) Pretty well57525.1
3) Just a little43819.1
4) Not at all27211.9
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)462
Missing15363 
TOTAL2294100.0
244) If HISPX = 1: Would you say you can carry on a conversation in English, both understanding and speaking, very well, pretty well, just a little, or not at all? (ENGLIT1)
TOTAL%
1) Very well124554.3
2) Pretty well27712.1
3) Just a little59926.1
4) Not at all1657.2
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)8.3
Missing15363 
TOTAL2294100.0
245) If HISPX = 1: Would you say you can read a newspaper or book in English very well, pretty well, just a little, or not at all? (ENGLIT2)
TOTAL%
1) Very well122853.6
2) Pretty well34214.9
3) Just a little49321.5
4) Not at all2229.7
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)8.3
Missing15363 
TOTAL2293100.0
246) If SAMPLE = 1: Now thinking about your telephone use... Do you have a working cell phone? (L1) (CELL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes830871.9
2) No317727.5
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)62.5
Missing6111 
TOTAL11547100.0
247) If SAMPLE = 1, HH1 > 1, and CELL = 2 or 9: Does anyone in your household have a working cell phone? (L1A) (HHCELL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, someone in household has cell phone75830.6
2) No168467.9
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)381.5
Missing15176 
TOTAL2480100.0
248) If SAMPLE = 1, CELL = 1, and HH1 = 1: Of all the telephone calls that you receive, do you get... [Choices 1 and 3 are reversed for random respondents, Choice 2 is always read second] (L2) (DUAL1)
TOTAL%
1) All or almost all calls on a cell phone13919.7
2) Some on a cell phone and some on a regular home phone21129.9
3) All or almost all calls on a regular home phone34849.3
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)81.1
Missing16951 
TOTAL706100.0
249) If SAMPLE = 1, HH > 1, and (CELL or HHCELL = 1): Now thinking about all the people in your household, including yourself, of all the telephone calls that your household receives, are... [Choices 1 and 3 are reversed for random respondents, Choice 2 is always read second] (L3) (DUAL2)
TOTAL%
1) All or almost all calls on a cell phone170920.4
2) Some on a cell phone and some on a regular home phone414449.6
3) All or almost all calls on a regular home phone239028.6
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)1181.4
Missing9297 
TOTAL8361100.0
250) If SAMPLE = 2: Now thinking about your telephone use... Is there at least one telephone inside your home that is currently working and is not a cell phone? (C1) (NOTCELL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, there is a home telephone252341.3
2) No home telephone356758.4
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)21.3
Missing11546 
TOTAL6111100.0
251) If SAMPLE = 2, HH1 = 1, and NOTCELL = 1: Of all the telephone that you receive, do you get... [Choices 1 and 3 are reversed for random respondents, Choice 2 is always read second] (C2) (DUAL3)
TOTAL%
1) All or almost all calls on a cell phone11642.8
2) Some on a cell phone and some on a regular home phone9033.2
3) All or almost all calls on a regular home phone6524
Missing17386 
TOTAL271100.0
252) If SAMPLE = 2, HH1 > 1, and NOTCELL = 1: Now thinking about all the people in your household, including yourself, of all the telephone calls that your household receives, are... [Choices 1 and 3 are reversed for random respondents, Choice 2 is always read second] (C3) (DUAL4)
TOTAL%
1) All or almost all calls on a cell phone84237.4
2) Some on a cell phone and some on a regular home phone103746
3) All or almost all calls on a regular home phone35215.6
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)21.9
Missing15406 
TOTAL2252100.0
253) If SAMPLE = 2: We'd like to send you $5 for your time. Can I please have your full name and a mailing address where we can send you the money? (MONEY)
TOTAL%
1) Respondent wants the money433070.9
9) Respondent does not want the money (VOL.)178129.1
Missing11546 
TOTAL6111100.0
254) Household phone use (PHONEUSE)
TOTAL%
1) Landline only242413.7
2) Dual, uses cell phone sometimes878349.7
3) Dual/mostly uses cell phone279715.8
4) Cell phone only356720.2
5) Landline, doesn't know if R has a cell phone64.4
6) Cell phone, doesn't know if R has a landline21.1
TOTAL17656100.0
255) Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling his job as President? (If respondent said that it depends, question was asked again and prefaced with the word "Overall") (Combination of OBAMAP_A and OBAMAP_B) (OBAMAP)
TOTAL%
1) Approve452751.3
2) Disapprove330237.4
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)100011.3
Missing8829 
TOTAL8829100.0
256) All in all, are you satisfied or dissatisfied with the way things are going in this country today? (Combination of COUNTR_A and COUNTR_B) (COUNTRY)
TOTAL%
1) Satisfied249128.2
2) Dissatisfied569764.5
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)6407.2
Missing8829 
TOTAL8828100.0
257) Do you think abortion should be... [Choices were read in reverse order for random half of the sample] (Combination of ABORTN_A and ABORTN_B) (ABORTN)
TOTAL%
1) Legal in all cases288516.3
2) Legal in most cases539630.6
3) Illegal in most cases483627.4
4) Illegal in all cases306217.3
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)14788.4
TOTAL17657100.0
258) Is your overall opinion of the Republican Party very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable? (Combination of GOP_A and GOP_B) (GOP)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable11436.5
2) Mostly favorable594933.7
3) Mostly unfavorable556731.5
4) Very unfavorable321918.2
5) Never heard of (VOL.)30.2
8) Can't rate (VOL.)9925.6
9) Refused (VOL.)7574.3
TOTAL17657100.0
259) Is your overall opinion of the Democratic Party very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable? (Combination of DEMS_A and DEMS_B) (DEMS)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable203611.5
2) Mostly favorable653637
3) Mostly unfavorable426124.1
4) Very unfavorable303617.2
5) Never heard of (VOL.)13.1
8) Can't rate (VOL.)10976.2
9) Refused (VOL.)6773.8
TOTAL17656100.0
260) 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? (Combination of GVFUND_A and GVFUND_B) (GVFUND)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly favor449825.5
2) Favor773143.8
3) Oppose276515.7
4) Strongly oppose17219.7
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)9435.3
TOTAL17658100.0
261) People practice their religion in different ways. Outside of attending religious services, do you pray several times a day, once a day, a few times a week, once a week, a few times a month, seldom, or never? (Combination of PRAY_A and PRAY_B) (PRAY)
TOTAL%
1) Several times a day638936.2
2) Once a day342419.4
3) A few times a week242613.7
4) Once a week6363.6
5) A few times a month10455.9
6) Seldom190110.8
7) Never14208
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)4162.4
TOTAL17657100.0
262) Weight for landline sample (LLWEIGHT)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL1765710.977.99
263) Weight for landline plus cell phone sample (COWEIGHT)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL176577.664.68
264) Total sample weight with size of household adjustment (WEIGHT)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL4.43.253
265) What is your age? [Note: A code of '99' represents that a respondent refused to answer or did not know the answer to this question.] (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-AGE)
TOTAL%
1) 18 to 24232413.3
2) 25 to 34293516.8
3) 35 to 44316718.2
4) 45 to 54342519.6
5) 55 to 64260715
6) 65 or older297617.1
Missing222 
TOTAL17434100.0
266) Last year, that is in 2008, 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 $20,000281419.2
2) $20,000 to under $30,000192913.1
3) $30,000 to under $50,000315821.5
4) $50,000 to under $75,000232115.8
5) $75,000 to under $100,000189312.9
6) $100,000 or more257517.5
Missing2967 
TOTAL14690100.0
267) Are you currently married, living with a partner, divorced, separated, widowed, or have you never been married? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Married946453.8
2) Living with a partner11346.5
3) Divorced16199.2
4) Separated3802.2
5) Widowed11456.5
6) Never been married383421.8
Missing82 
TOTAL17576100.0
268) What is your present religion, if any? Are you Protestant, Roman Catholic, Mormon, Orthodox such as Greek or Russian Orthodox, Jewish, Muslim, Buddhist, Hindu, atheist, agnostic, something else, or nothing in particular? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-RELIGION)
TOTAL%
1) Protestant710340.9
2) Roman Catholic399923
3) Other Christian (Mormon, Orthodox, Unitarian, self-identified as Christian)242814
4) Jewish2821.6
5) Other religion5763.3
6) Atheist, agnostic, nothing in particular299317.2
Missing276 
TOTAL17381100.0
269) What is the last grade or class that you completed in school? [Answer choices were not read] (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-EDUC)
TOTAL%
1) Less than a high school diploma238313.6
2) High school graduate551331.4
3) Some college, no four-year degree481427.4
4) Four-year college degree284016.2
5) Post-graduate training or professional schooling after college202911.5
Missing78 
TOTAL17579100.0
270) Sex of respondent (for use with online analysis) (I-SEX)
TOTAL%
1) Male855448.4
2) Female910351.6
TOTAL17657100.0
271) In general, would you describe your political views as... (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-POLITICS)
TOTAL%
1) Very conservative12677.6
2) Conservative563434
3) Moderate598136.1
4) Liberal260015.7
5) Very liberal10906.6
Missing1085 
TOTAL16572100.0