Religion and Public Life Survey, 2010

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All frequencies weighted by 152) WEIGHT
1) Unique ID (PSRAID)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL10940144425.7949120.67
2) Sample type (SAMPLE)
TOTAL%
1) Landline646659.1
2) Cell447440.9
TOTAL10940100.0
3) Interview date (INT_DATE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL1094074901.983430.64
4) Date of first call (FCALL)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL10940100733.2122.42
5) Call attempt (ATTEMPT)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL109403.001.98
6) Refusal conversion (REFUSAL)
TOTAL%
0) No849777.7
1) Yes244322.3
TOTAL10940100.0
7) Language (LANG)
TOTAL%
1) English1047895.8
2) Spanish4624.2
TOTAL10940100.0
8) Census region (from zip merge) (CREGION)
TOTAL%
1) Northeast206818.9
2) Midwest247922.7
3) South408237.3
4) West231121.1
TOTAL10940100.0
9) State (from zip merge) (STATE)
TOTAL%
1) Alabama1461.3
4) Arizona2302.1
5) Arkansas1141
6) California109510
8) Colorado2302.1
9) Connecticut1381.3
10) Delaware20.2
11) District of Columbia11.1
12) Florida5785.3
13) Georgia3433.1
16) Idaho59.5
17) Illinois4093.7
18) Indiana2362.2
19) Iowa82.7
20) Kansas1041
21) Kentucky2001.8
22) Louisiana1951.8
23) Maine53.5
24) Maryland1771.6
25) Massachusetts1811.7
26) Michigan3573.3
27) Minnesota1921.8
28) Mississippi1091
29) Missouri2162
30) Montana49.4
31) Nebraska84.8
32) Nevada85.8
33) New Hampshire32.3
34) New Jersey3253
35) New Mexico68.6
36) New York7236.6
37) North Carolina3423.1
38) North Dakota30.3
39) Ohio4964.5
40) Oklahoma1501.4
41) Oregon1371.3
42) Pennsylvania5394.9
44) Rhode Island35.3
45) South Carolina2051.9
46) South Dakota45.4
47) Tennessee2852.6
48) Texas8157.4
49) Utah94.9
50) Vermont43.4
51) Virginia3333
53) Washington2472.3
54) West Virginia59.5
55) Wisconsin2292.1
56) Wyoming18.2
TOTAL10943100.0
10) Recoded population density (from zip merge) (DENSITY)
TOTAL%
1) Lowest225720.6
2) 2222720.4
3) 3219420.1
4) 4222820.4
5) Highest203418.6
TOTAL10940100.0
11) Community type from zip merge (USR)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL0
12) Census region (sample) (SCREGION)
TOTAL%
1) Northeast208519.1
2) Midwest245722.5
3) South408337.3
4) West231521.2
TOTAL10940100.0
13) State (sample) (SSTATE)
TOTAL%
1) Alabama1451.3
4) Arizona2372.2
5) Arkansas103.9
6) California10869.9
8) Colorado2402.2
9) Connecticut1391.3
10) Delaware20.2
11) District of Columbia13.1
12) Florida5785.3
13) Georgia3313
16) Idaho50.5
17) Illinois4043.7
18) Indiana2292.1
19) Iowa94.9
20) Kansas1041
21) Kentucky2031.9
22) Louisiana2031.9
23) Maine58.5
24) Maryland1881.7
25) Massachusetts1631.5
26) Michigan3673.4
27) Minnesota1821.7
28) Mississippi101.9
29) Missouri2142
30) Montana47.4
31) Nebraska84.8
32) Nevada82.7
33) New Hampshire37.3
34) New Jersey3323
35) New Mexico71.6
36) New York7246.6
37) North Carolina3253
38) North Dakota25.2
39) Ohio4804.4
40) Oklahoma1461.3
41) Oregon1311.2
42) Pennsylvania5525
44) Rhode Island43.4
45) South Carolina2071.9
46) South Dakota45.4
47) Tennessee2922.7
48) Texas8267.5
49) Utah94.9
50) Vermont37.3
51) Virginia3483.2
53) Washington2542.3
54) West Virginia55.5
55) Wisconsin2282.1
56) Wyoming24.2
TOTAL10941100.0
14) MSA code (sample) (SMSA)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL1094024906.1515094.07
15) Form split (FORM)
TOTAL%
1) Form 1546750
2) Form 2547350
TOTAL10940100.0
16) Interviewer sex (IGENDER)
TOTAL%
1) Male295127
2) Female798973
TOTAL10940100.0
17) Interviewer race (IRACE)
TOTAL%
1) White350232
2) Black or African American592454.1
3) Hispanic122011.2
4) Asian or Asian American80.7
5) Some other race2152
TOTAL10941100.0
18) Introduction rotation for landline sample (ILITEXT)
TOTAL%
1) Male first321649.7
2) Female first325150.3
Missing4474 
TOTAL6467100.0
19) Are you under 18 years old, or are you 18 or older? (QS1S1)
TOTAL%
2) 18 or older4474100
Missing6466 
TOTAL4474100.0
20) Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling his job as President? [IF DK ENTER AS DK. IF DEPENDS PROBE ONCE WITH: Overall do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling his job as President? IF STILL DEPENDS ENTER AS DK] (OBAMA)
TOTAL%
1) Approve511546.8
2) Disapprove453641.5
9) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)128911.8
TOTAL10940100.0
21) How much though have you given to the coming November election? Quite a lot or only a little? (THOUGHT)
TOTAL%
1) Quite a lot412437.7
2) Some (Vol.)4364
3) Little522447.8
4) None (Vol.)9428.6
9) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)2142
TOTAL10940100.0
22) Congressional trial heat combined with leaners (CHEAT)
TOTAL%
1) Rep/lean Rep353943.8
2) Dem/lean Dem366245.3
3) Other-lean other (Vol.)2533.1
9) DK-no lean (Vol.)6337.8
Missing2853 
TOTAL8087100.0
23) If the elections for U.S. Congress were being held today, would you vote for [RANDOMIZE: "the Republican Party's candidate" OR "the Democratic Party's candidate"] for Congress in your district? (VOTEPRTY)
TOTAL%
1) Republican Party's candidate380434.8
2) Democratic Party's candidate444240.6
3) Other (Vol.)5404.9
9) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)215419.7
TOTAL10940100.0
24) As of today, do you lean more to the [READ IN SAME ORDER AS Q. 10; IF NECESSARY: "for U.S. Congress in your district"]? (LEANPRTY)
TOTAL%
1) Republican Party's candidate51819.2
2) Democratic Party's candidate63923.7
3) Other (Vol.)27910.4
9) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)125846.7
Missing8246 
TOTAL2694100.0
25) Thinking ahead to November, do you yourself plan to vote in the Congressional election this November, or not? (PLANTO1)
TOTAL%
1) Yes871679.7
2) No181916.6
9) Don't know (Vol.)4053.7
TOTAL10940100.0
26) How certain are you that you will vote? Are you absolutely certain, fairly certain, or not certain? (PLANTO2)
TOTAL%
1) Absolutely certain636173
2) Fairly certain191522
3) Not certain3443.9
9) Don't know/refused (Vol.)961.1
Missing2224 
TOTAL8716100.0
27) Engagement in the campaign based on THOUGHT AND PLANTO2 (ENGAGEME)
TOTAL%
0) Low engagement387835.4
1) Medium engagement363933.3
2) High engagement342431.3
TOTAL10941100.0
28) What will make the biggest difference in how you vote for Congress in your district national issues, local or state issues, the candidate's political party, or the candidate's character and experience? [IF MORE THAN ONE, PROBE WITH: Well, which is most important?] (MAKEDIFF)
TOTAL%
1) National issues369233.8
2) Local or state issues321529.4
3) Political party4944.5
4) Candidate's character and experience246122.5
5) Other (Vol.)2772.5
6) None (Vol.)1101
9) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)6906.3
TOTAL10939100.0
29) As you think about the elections for Congress this November, how important are each of the following issues to you? Is the issue of the economy very important, somewhat important, not too important, or not at all important? [INTERVIEWER: PEASE RE-READ RESPONSE OPTIONS AS NECESSARY TO REMIND RESPONDENTS OF OPTIONS] (ECONOMY)
TOTAL%
1) Very important968188.5
2) Somewhat important9929.1
3) Not too important91.8
4) Not at all important83.8
9) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)93.9
TOTAL10940100.0
30) As you think about the elections for Congress this November, how important are each of the following issues to you? Is the issue of gay marriage very important, somewhat important, not too important, or not at all important? [INTERVIEWER: PLEASE RE-READ RESPONSE OPTIONS AS NECESSARY TO REMIND RESPONDENTS OF OPTIONS] (GAYMARR)
TOTAL%
1) Very important148527.2
2) Somewhat important104719.2
3) Not too important89816.4
4) Not at all important188134.4
9) Don't know/ Refused (Vol.)1562.9
Missing5473 
TOTAL5467100.0
31) As you think about the elections for Congress this November, how important are each of the following issues to you? Is the issue of same-sex marriage very important, somewhat important, not too important, or not at all important? [INTERVIEWER: PLEASE RE-READ RESPONSE OPTIONS AS NECESSARY TO REMIND RESPONDENTS OF OPTIONS] (SSMARR)
TOTAL%
1) Very important158428.9
2) Somewhat important100718.4
3) Not too important92516.9
4) Not at all important175232
9) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)2053.7
Missing5467 
TOTAL5473100.0
32) Issue of gay marriage/same-sex marriage (GAYSSMAR)
TOTAL%
1) Very important306828
2) Somewhat important205418.8
3) Not too important182316.7
4) Not at all important363433.2
9) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)3613.3
TOTAL10940100.0
33) As you think about the elections for Congress this November, how important are each of the following issues to you? Is the issue of abortion very important, somewhat important, not too important, or not at all important? [INTERVIEWER: PLEASE RE-READ RESPONSE OPTIONS AS NECESSARY TO REMIND RESPONDENTS OF OPTIONS] (ABORT)
TOTAL%
1) Very important475143.4
2) Somewhat important248422.7
3) Not too important146013.3
4) Not at all important190717.4
9) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)3383.1
TOTAL10940100.0
34) As you think about the elections for Congress this November, how important are each of the following issues to you? Is the issue of the environment very important, somewhat important, not too important, or not at all important? [INTERVIEWER: PLEASE RE-READ RESPONSE OPTIONS AS NECESSARY TO REMIND RESPONDENTS OF OPTIONS] (ENVIRON)
TOTAL%
1) Very important649859.4
2) Somewhat important336130.7
3) Not too important6285.7
4) Not at all important3022.8
9) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)1521.4
TOTAL10941100.0
35) As you think about the elections for Congress this November, how important are each of the following issues to you? Is the issue of Afghanistan very important, somewhat important, not too important, or not at all important? [INTERVIEWER: PLEASE RE-READ RESPONSE OPTIONS AS NECESSARY TO REMIND RESPONDENTS OF OPTIONS] (AFGHAN)
TOTAL%
1) Very important625757.2
2) Somewhat important302827.7
3) Not too important9058.3
4) Not at all important5715.2
9) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)1781.6
TOTAL10939100.0
36) As you think about the elections for Congress this November, how important are each of the following issues to you? Is the issue of jobs very important, somewhat important, not too important, or not at all important? [INTERVIEWER: PLEASE RE-READ RESPONSE OPTIONS AS NECESSARY TO REMIND RESPONDENTS OF OPTIONS] (JOBS)
TOTAL%
1) Very important307156.2
2) Somewhat important150427.5
3) Not too important3466.3
4) Not at all important3255.9
9) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)2214
Missing5473 
TOTAL5467100.0
37) As you think about the elections for Congress this November, how important are each of the following issues to you? Is the issue of energy very important, somewhat important, not too important, or not at all important? [INTERVIEWER: PLEASE RE-READ RESPONSE OPTIONS AS NECESSARY TO REMIND RESPONDENTS OF OPTIONS] (ENERGY)
TOTAL%
1) Very important479487.7
2) Somewhat important4778.7
3) Not too important1072
4) Not at all important631.2
9) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)26.5
Missing5473 
TOTAL5467100.0
38) As you think about the elections for Congress this November, how important are each of the following issues to you? Is the issue of the banking and financial system very important, somewhat important, not too important, or not at all important? [INTERVIEWER: PLEASE RE-READ RESPONSE OPTIONS AS NECESSARY TO REMIND RESPONDENTS OF OPTIONS] (FINANSYS)
TOTAL%
1) Very important352064.4
2) Somewhat important155228.4
3) Not too important2224.1
4) Not at all important1011.8
9) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)711.3
Missing5473 
TOTAL5466100.0
39) As you think about the elections for Congress this November, how important are each of the following issues to you? Is the issue of immigration very important, somewhat important, not too important, or not at all important? [INTERVIEWER: PLEASE RE-READ RESPONSE OPTIONS AS NECESSARY TO REMIND RESPONDENTS OF OPTIONS] (IMMIG)
TOTAL%
1) Very important348063.7
2) Somewhat important147326.9
3) Not too important2394.4
4) Not at all important1663
9) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)1092
Missing5473 
TOTAL5467100.0
40) As you think about the elections for Congress this November, how important are each of the following issues to you? Is the issue of terrorism very important, somewhat important, not too important, or not at all important? [INTERVIEWER: PLEASE RE-READ RESPONSE OPTIONS AS NECESSARY TO REMIND RESPONDENTS OF OPTIONS] (TERROR)
TOTAL%
1) Very important390571.4
2) Somewhat important95617.5
3) Not too important3266
4) Not at all important1983.6
9) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)871.6
Missing5467 
TOTAL5472100.0
41) As you think about the elections for Congress this November, how important are each of the following issues to you? Is the issue of health care very important, somewhat important, not too important, or not at all important? [INTERVIEWER: PLEASE RE-READ RESPONSE OPTIONS AS NECESSARY TO REMIND RESPONDENTS OF OPTIONS] (HLTHCARE)
TOTAL%
1) Very important433979.3
2) Somewhat important83415.2
3) Not too important1512.8
4) Not at all important1192.2
9) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)29.5
Missing5467 
TOTAL5472100.0
42) As you think about the elections for Congress this November, how important are each of the following issues to you? Is the issue of taxes very important, somewhat important, not too important, or not at all important? [INTERVIEWER: PLEASE RE-READ RESPONSE OPTIONS AS NECESSARY TO REMIND RESPONDENTS OF OPTIONS] (TAXES)
TOTAL%
1) Very important367967.2
2) Somewhat important128623.5
3) Not too important3145.7
4) Not at all important1102
9) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)841.5
Missing5467 
TOTAL5473100.0
43) As you think about the elections for Congress this November, how important are each of the following issues to you? Is the issue of the federal budget deficit very important, somewhat important, not too important, or not at all important? [INTERVIEWER: PLEASE RE-READ RESPONSE OPTIONS AS NECESSARY TO REMIND RESPONDS OF OPTIONS] (FEDBUDGT)
TOTAL%
1) Very important365766.8
2) Somewhat important125522.9
3) Not too important2745
4) Not at all important1202.2
9) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)1663
Missing5467 
TOTAL5472100.0
44) How much, if anything have you heard or read about the Tea Party movement that has been involved in campaigns and protests in the U.S. over the past year? Have you heard a lot, a little, or nothing at all? (TEAPARTY)
TOTAL%
1) A lot395236.1
2) A little470743
3) Nothing at all220920.2
9) [VOL. DO NOT READ] Don't know/Refused72.7
TOTAL10940100.0
45) From what you know, do you strongly agree, agree, disagree or strongly disagree with the Tea Party movement, or don't you have an opinion either way? (AGREETEA)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree90210.4
2) Agree156918.1
3) Disagree102011.8
4) Strongly disagree101511.7
5) No opinion either way405946.9
9) Refused (Vol.)951.1
Missing2281 
TOTAL8660100.0
46) What should be the priority for dealing with illegal immigration in the U.S.? [RANDOMIZE; (one) better border security and stronger enforcement of our immigration laws; or (two) creating a way for illegal immigrants already here to become citizens if they meet certain requirements] or should both be given equal priority? (PRIORITY)
TOTAL%
1) Better border security and stronger enforcement of our immigration laws357732.7
2) Creating a way for illegal immigrants already here to become citizens if they meet certain requirements237521.7
3) Should both be given equal priority458941.9
4) None of these (Vol.)1071
9) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)2922.7
TOTAL10940100.0
47) Now, I'd like to get your views on some issues. All in all, do you strongly favor, favor, oppose, or strongly oppose the death penalty for persons convicted of murder? (DEATHPEN)
TOTAL%
1) Strong favor328630
2) Favor346431.7
3) Oppose218820
4) Strongly oppose10699.8
9) Don't know\Refused (Vol.)9338.5
TOTAL10940100.0
48) All in all do you strongly favor, favor, oppose, or strongly oppose allowing gays and lesbians to marry legally? (ALLOWGAY)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly favor190817.4
2) Favor262524
3) Oppose262724
4) Strongly oppose265424.3
9) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)112710.3
TOTAL10941100.0
49) All in all do you strongly favor, favor, oppose, or strongly oppose providing more generous government assistance to the poor? (ASSIST)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly favor280025.6
2) Favor407937.3
3) Oppose232421.2
4) Strongly oppose10429.5
9) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)6946.3
TOTAL10939100.0
50) All in all do you strongly favor, favor, oppose, or strongly oppose tougher laws and regulations to protect the environment? (PROTECT)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly favor418338.2
2) Favor465542.6
3) Oppose9328.5
4) Strongly oppose6335.8
9) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)5374.9
TOTAL10940100.0
51) Now, I'd like to get your views on some issues. All in all do you strongly favor, favor, oppose, or strongly oppose allowing gays and lesbians to serve openly in the military? (SERVOPEN)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly favor229521
2) Favor429139.2
3) Oppose181116.6
4) Strongly oppose142713
9) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)111710.2
TOTAL10941100.0
52) Do you think abortion should be: (PLEASE READ CATEGORIES IN REVERSE ORDER FOR HALF THE SAMPLE) (ABORTLGL)
TOTAL%
1) Legal in all cases184816.9
2) Legal in most cases357132.6
3) Illegal in most cases297327.2
4) Illegal in all cases181916.6
9) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)7296.7
TOTAL10940100.0
53) Which one of the following has had the biggest influence on your thinking on this issue? Dealing with illegal immigration in the U.S. [IF R SAYS ALL OR MORE THAN ONE, PROBE WITH: Which has had the biggest influence?] (INFTHNK1)
TOTAL%
1) A personal experience288927.1
2) The views of your friends and family6656.2
3) What you have seen or read in the media221320.8
4) Your religious beliefs7687.2
5) Your education215120.2
6) Something else170916
9) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)2542.4
Missing292 
TOTAL10649100.0
54) Which one of the following has had the biggest influence on your thinking on this issue? The death penalty for persons convicted of murder [IF R SAYS ALL OR MORE THAN ONE, PROBE WITH: Which has had the biggest influence?] (INFTHNK2)
TOTAL%
1) A personal experience75615.2
2) The views of your friends and family3607.2
3) What you have seen or read in the media72714.6
4) Your religious beliefs93218.7
5) Your education110222.2
6) Something else99620
9) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)1022.1
Missing5964 
TOTAL4975100.0
55) Which one of the following has had the biggest influence on your thinking on this issue? Allowing gays and lesbians to marry legally [IF R SAYS ALL OR MORE THAN ONE, PROBE WITH: Which has had the biggest influence?] (INFTHNK3)
TOTAL%
1) A personal experience81316.6
2) The views of your friends and family49110
3) What you have seen or read in the media3406.9
4) Your religious beliefs172035.1
5) Your education65313.3
6) Something else74215.1
9) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)1473
Missing6034 
TOTAL4906100.0
56) Which one of the following has had the biggest influence on your thinking on this issue? Providing more generous government assistance to the poor [IF R SAYS ALL OR MORE THAN ONE, PROBE WITH: Which has had the biggest influence?] (INFTHNK4)
TOTAL%
1) A personal experience178734.7
2) The views of your friends and family4378.5
3) What you have seen or read in the media72614.1
4) Your religious beliefs4969.6
5) Your education100619.5
6) Something else55710.8
9) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)1462.8
Missing5787 
TOTAL5155100.0
57) Which one of the following has had the biggest influence on your thinking on this issue? Tougher laws and regulations to protect the environment [IF R SAYS ALL OR MORE THAN ONE, PROBE WITH: Which has had the biggest influence?] (INFTHNK5)
TOTAL%
1) A personal experience195718.8
2) The views of your friends and family6115.9
3) What you have seen or read in the media266525.6
4) Your religious beliefs6676.4
5) Your education303129.1
6) Something else122011.7
9) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)2522.4
Missing537 
TOTAL10403100.0
58) Which one of the following has had the biggest influence on your thinking on this issue? Abortion [IF R SAYS ALL OR MORE THAN ONE, PROBE WITH: Which has had the biggest influence?] (INFTHNK6)
TOTAL%
1) A personal experience86317.1
2) The views of your friends and family3537
3) What you have seen or read in the media3166.3
4) Your religious beliefs133526.4
5) Your education116423
6) Something else88317.5
9) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)1402.8
Missing5886 
TOTAL5054100.0
59) Which of these statements comes closer to your own view, even if neither is exactly right? The growing number of newcomers from other countries threatens traditional American customs and values. [OR] The growing number of newcomers from other countries strengthens American society. (NEWCOMER)
TOTAL%
1) Statement 1415037.9
2) Statement 2537849.2
3) Neither/both equally (Vol.)5555.1
9) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)8587.8
TOTAL10941100.0
60) Which of these statements comes closer to your own view, even if neither is exactly right? Immigrants today strengthen our country because of their hard work and talents. [OR] Immigrants today are a burden on our country because they take our jobs, housing, and healthcare. (IMMTODAY)
TOTAL%
1) Statement 1464242.4
2) Statement 2486844.5
3) Neither/both equally (Vol.)8087.4
9) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)6215.7
TOTAL10939100.0
61) In your opinion, should churches and other houses of worship [RANDOMIZE: keep out of political matters; express their views on day-to-day social and political questions] or should they [INSERT OTHER OPTION]? (KEEPOUT)
TOTAL%
1) Should keep out of political matters570752.2
2) Should express their views on day-to-day social and political questions467742.8
9) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)5565.1
TOTAL10940100.0
62) During political elections, should churches and other houses of worship come out in favor of one candidate over another, or shouldn't they do this? (FAVOR)
TOTAL%
1) Should come out in favor of candidates263224.1
2) Should not come out in favor of candidates767070.1
9) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)6385.8
TOTAL10940100.0
63) Do you think there has been too much, too little or the right amount of expressions of religious faith and prayer by political leaders? (EXPRSREL)
TOTAL%
1) Too much159729.2
2) Too little199636.5
3) Right amount133824.5
9) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)5369.8
Missing5473 
TOTAL5467100.0
64) Do you think Barack Obama mentions his religious faith and prayer too much, too little, or about the right amount? (MENTIONS)
TOTAL%
1) Too much56510.3
2) Too little105019.2
3) About the right amount291153.2
9) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)94717.3
Missing5467 
TOTAL5473100.0
65) How much do you think Barack Obama relies on his own religious beliefs in making policy decisions a great deal, a fair amount, or not very much? (OBAMARL1)
TOTAL%
1) A great deal74513.6
2) A fair amount147527
3) Not very much236043.2
9) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)88716.2
Missing5473 
TOTAL5467100.0
66) Do you think he relies on his religious beliefs too much, too little, or about the right amount when making policy decisions? (OBAMARL2)
TOTAL%
1) Too much58410.7
2) Too little114621
3) About the right amount263248.1
9) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)110520.2
Missing5473 
TOTAL5467100.0
67) At the present time, do you think religion as a whole is increasing its influence on American life or losing its influence? (RELINF1A)
TOTAL%
1) Increasing influence124022.7
2) Losing influence366867.1
3) Same (Vol.)1512.8
9) Don't know/refused (Vol.)4087.5
Missing5473 
TOTAL5467100.0
68) At the present time, do you think religion as a whole is increasing its influence on government leaders and institutions such as the President, Congress, and the Supreme Court, or losing its influence? (RELINF2A)
TOTAL%
1) Increasing influence128023.4
2) Losing influence339162
3) Same (Vol.)2374.3
9) Don't know/refused (Vol.)56510.3
Missing5467 
TOTAL5473100.0
69) All in all, do you think this is a good thing or a bad thing? (RELINF1B)
TOTAL%
1) Good thing133626.4
2) Bad thing335066.2
3) Both (Vol.)751.5
4) Neither (Vol.)811.6
5) Depends (Vol.)851.7
9) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)1312.6
Missing5881 
TOTAL5058100.0
70) All in all, do you think this is a good thing or a bad thing? (RELINF2B)
TOTAL%
1) Good thing140828.7
2) Bad thing303861.9
3) Both (Vol.)1022.1
4) Neither (Vol.)1252.5
5) Depends (Vol.)911.9
9) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)1432.9
Missing6032 
TOTAL4907100.0
71) How do you feel about this statement: It's important to me that members of Congress have strong religious beliefs. Do you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree with it? (CONGRESS)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree232221.2
2) Mostly agree438240.1
3) Mostly disagree230121
4) Completely disagree138112.6
9) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)5535.1
TOTAL10939100.0
72) Do you feel that the Democratic Party is generally friendly toward religion, neutral toward religion, or unfriendly toward religion? (DEMRELIG)
TOTAL%
1) Friendly283425.9
2) Neutral449141.1
3) Unfriendly208519.1
9) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)152914
TOTAL10939100.0
73) Do you feel that the Republican Party is generally friendly toward religion, neutral toward religion, or unfriendly toward religion? (GOPRELIG)
TOTAL%
1) Friendly468442.8
2) Neutral309028.2
3) Unfriendly150313.7
9) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)166315.2
TOTAL10940100.0
74) 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? [INTERVIEWER; IF R VOLUNTEERS "nothing in particular, none, no religion, etc." BEFORE REACHING END OF LIST, PROMPT WITH: And would you say that's atheist, agnostic, or just nothing in particular?] (RELIG)
TOTAL%
1) Protestant (Baptist, Methodist, Non-denominational, Lutheran, Presbyterian, Pentecostal, Episcopalian, Reformed, Church of Christ, Jehovah's Witness, etc.)460642.1
2) Roman Catholic (Catholic)251723
3) Mormon (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints/LDS)1781.6
4) Orthodox (Greek, Russian, or some other orthodox church)58.5
5) Jewish (Judaism)2162
6) Muslim (Islam)57.5
7) Buddhist70.6
8) Hindu45.4
9) Atheist (do not believe in God)1751.6
10) Agnostic (not sure if there is a God)3283
11) Something else (Vol./SPECIFY)1531.4
12) Nothing in particular132112.1
13) Christian (Vol.)9368.6
14) Unitarian (Universalist) (Vol.)33.3
99) Don't know/Refused2482.3
TOTAL10941100.0
75) [ASK IF RELIG=11,12,99] Do you think of yourself as a Christian or not? (CHR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes110057.8
2) No65234.2
9) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)1528
Missing9036 
TOTAL1904100.0
76) [ASK IF RELIG=1-4,13 OR CHR=1] Would you describe yourself as a "born again" or evangelical Christian, or not? (BORN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, would407144.1
2) No, would not467550.7
8) Undesignated9.1
9) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)4745.1
Missing1711 
TOTAL9229100.0
77) 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 week149613.7
2) Once a week268124.5
3) Once or twice a month156714.3
4) A few times a year218920
5) Seldom166815.2
6) Never116910.7
9) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)1691.5
TOTAL10939100.0
78) How important is religion in your life -- very important, somewhat important, not too important, or not at all important? (IMPRELIG)
TOTAL%
1) Very important637858.3
2) Somewhat important265224.2
3) Not too important9438.6
4) Not at all important8567.8
9) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)1111
TOTAL10940100.0
79) How much, if anything, have you heard about the conservative Christian movement sometimes known as the religious right? Have you heard a lot, a little or nothing at all? (HEARDRR)
TOTAL%
1) A lot269124.6
2) A little364433.3
3) Nothing at all448841
9) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)1171.1
TOTAL10940100.0
80) How much, if anything, have you heard about the liberal or progressive religious movement sometimes known as the religious left? Have you heard a lot, a little or nothing at all? (HEARDRL)
TOTAL%
1) A lot110810.1
2) A little332730.4
3) Nothing at all640358.5
9) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)102.9
TOTAL10940100.0
81) In general, do you strongly agree, agree, disagree or strongly disagree with the conservative Christian movement or don't you have an opinion either way? (AGREERR)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree4627.3
2) Agree103116.3
3) Disagree102816.2
4) Strongly disagree78512.4
5) No opinion either way293246.3
9) Refused (Vol.)971.5
Missing4605 
TOTAL6335100.0
82) In general, do you strongly agree, agree, disagree or strongly disagree with the liberal or progressive religious movement or don't you have an opinion either way? (AGREERL)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree821.8
2) Agree3848.7
3) Disagree67215.1
4) Strongly disagree52611.9
5) No opinion either way270461
9) Refused (Vol.)681.5
Missing6504 
TOTAL4436100.0
83) Does the clergy at your place of worship ever speak out on the issue of abortion? (CLRGABRT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes340359.2
2) No226239.4
9) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)801.4
Missing5195 
TOTAL5745100.0
84) Does the clergy at your place of worship ever speak out on the wars in Iraq or Afghanistan? (CLRGWARS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes290450.5
2) No279048.6
9) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)51.9
Missing5195 
TOTAL5745100.0
85) Does the clergy at your place of worship ever speak out about immigration? (CLRGIMMG)
TOTAL%
1) Yes135823.6
2) No428774.6
9) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)1001.7
Missing5195 
TOTAL5745100.0
86) Does the clergy at your place of worship ever speak out about hunger and poverty? (CLRGHNGR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes508388.5
2) No61810.8
9) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)44.8
Missing5195 
TOTAL5745100.0
87) Does the clergy at your place of worship ever speak out about the environment? (CLRGENV)
TOTAL%
1) Yes268946.8
2) No299252.1
9) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)641.1
Missing5195 
TOTAL5745100.0
88) Does the clergy at your place of worship ever speak out about laws regarding homosexuality? (CLRGHOMO)
TOTAL%
1) Yes252443.9
2) No314654.8
9) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)751.3
Missing5195 
TOTAL5745100.0
89) Does the clergy at your place of worship ever speak out on the issue of the death penalty? (CLRGDPEN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes135123.5
2) No428374.6
9) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)1111.9
Missing5195 
TOTAL5745100.0
90) Does the clergy at your place of worship ever speak out about candidates and elections? (CLRGCAND)
TOTAL%
1) Yes140124.4
2) No426174.2
9) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)831.4
Missing5195 
TOTAL5745100.0
91) Now just in your own words, when your clergy has spoken about the issue of immigration, what kinds of things have they said? [OPEN-END; RECORD VERBATIM RESPONSE; PROBE ONCE IF RESPONDENT ANSWERS DON'T KNOW.] (IMMSAID)
TOTAL%
1) Answer given111982.4
9) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)23917.6
Missing9582 
TOTAL1358100.0
92) Now just in your own words, when your clergy has spoken about the issue of immigration, what kinds of things have they said? [OPEN-END: RECORD VERBATIM RESPONSE; PROBE ONCE IF RESPONDENT ANSWERS DON'T KNOW.] (IMMSAID1)
TOTAL%
1) Favor immigration (general)16512.2
2) Favor immigration be tolerant towards diversity/welcome strangers/all God's children/created equally/love they neighbor32323.8
3) Favor immigration help the needy906.6
4) Favor immigration Help immigrants assimilate and/or become legal906.6
5) Oppose immigration (general)564.1
6) Oppose immigration immigrants take American jobs and government assistance745.4
7) Oppose immigration advocate for strict enforcement of laws including border control735.4
8) Oppose immigration people should follow the law of the land131
9) Neutral position342.5
10) Other/Not clear16011.8
99) DK/Refused (Vol.)28020.6
Missing9582 
TOTAL1358100.0
93) Now just in your own words, when your clergy has spoken about the issue of immigration, what kinds of things have they said? [OPEN-END: RECORD VERBATIM RESPONSE; PROBE ONCE IF RESPONDENT ANSWERS DON'T KNOW.] (IMMSAID2)
TOTAL%
2) Favor immigration be tolerant towards diversity/welcome strangers/all God's children/created equally/love they neighbor53.5
3) Favor immigration help the needy2517.6
4) Favor immigration Help immigrants assimilate and/or become legal64.2
5) Oppose immigration (general)3927.5
6) Oppose immigration immigrants take American jobs and government assistance2014.1
7) Oppose immigration advocate for strict enforcement of laws including border control2114.8
8) Oppose immigration people should follow the law of the land2618.3
Missing10798 
TOTAL142100.0
94) Now just in your own words, when your clergy has spoken about the issue of immigration, what kinds of things have they said? [OPEN-END; RECORD VERBATIM RESPONSE; PROBE ONCE IF RESPONDENT ANSWERS DON'T KNOW.] (IMMSAID3)
TOTAL%
7) Oppose immigration advocate for strict enforcement of laws including border control342.9
8) Oppose immigration people should follow the law of the land457.1
Missing10933 
TOTAL7100.0
95) Now just in your own words, when your clergy has spoken about the environment, what kinds of things have they said? (ENVSAID)
TOTAL%
1) Answer given222982.9
9) Don't Know/Refused (Vol.)46017.1
Missing8251 
TOTAL2689100.0
96) Now just in your own words, when your clergy has spoken about the environment, what kinds of things have they said? (ENVSAID1)
TOTAL%
1) Practice stewardship of the Earth1003.7
2) Take care of God's creation, honor nature1425.3
3) Warnings about damage to the environment (general)31111.6
4) Warnings about global warming361.3
5) The gulf oil leak1184.4
6) Protect/take care of/clean up environment (general)73427.3
7) Encourage recycling602.2
8) Promote conservation (energy, water, food)441.6
10) Take action to protect the environment (misc.)491.8
11) End is coming291.1
12) Go Green message662.5
13) Other42615.8
14) Need to preserve environment for future generations, our children351.3
99) Nothing/DK/Refused53920
Missing8251 
TOTAL2689100.0
97) Now just in your own words, when your clergy has spoken about the environment, what kinds of things have they said? (ENVSAID2)
TOTAL%
1) Practice stewardship of the Earth51.6
2) Take care of God's creation, honor nature247.5
3) Warnings about damage to the environment (general)268.1
4) Warnings about global warming61.9
5) The gulf oil leak3912.1
6) Protect/take care of/clean up environment (general)4815
7) Encourage recycling5416.8
8) Promote conservation (energy, water, food)4413.7
10) Take action to protect the environment (misc.)51.6
11) End is coming103.1
12) Go Green message216.5
13) Other41.2
14) Need to preserve environment for future generations, our children3510.9
Missing10619 
TOTAL321100.0
98) Now just in your own words, when your clergy has spoken about the environment, what kinds of things have they said? (EVSAID3)
TOTAL%
1) Practice stewardship of the Earth13
3) Warnings about damage to the environment (general)1236.4
5) The Gulf oil leak13
7) Encourage recycling515.2
8) Promote conservation (energy, water, food)618.2
10) Take action to protect the environment (misc.)39.1
13) Other515.2
Missing10905 
TOTAL33100.0
99) When your clergy has spoken about homosexuality, do they say it is something that should be accepted, something that should be discouraged, or don't they take a position on the issue? (HOMOSAID)
TOTAL%
1) Accepted1957.7
2) Discouraged182572.3
3) No position38915.4
4) Other/Multiple positions (Vol.)712.8
9) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)431.7
Missing8416 
TOTAL2523100.0
100) Holy book insert for HOLYBOOK (HBINSERT)
TOTAL%
1) The Bible1040295.1
2) The Torah2111.9
3) The Koran57.5
4) The Holy Scripture2712.5
TOTAL10941100.0
101) Which comes closest to your view? [Holy book: If Christian or no religion (RELIG = 1-4, 9, 10, 12, 13 OR CHR=1) insert "the Bible"; If Jewish (RELIG =5), insert "the Torah"; If Muslim (RELIG=6), insert, "the Koran"; If other non-Christian affiliations (RELIG=99) AND CHR=2,9, insert "the Bible"] is the word of God, or [holy book] is written by men and is not the word of God? (HOLYBOOK)
TOTAL%
1) [Holy book] is the word of God740767.7
2) [Holy book] is a book written by men and is not the word of God256323.4
3) Other (Vol.)2772.5
9) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)6936.3
TOTAL10940100.0
102) Holy book insert for LITERAL (LIINSERT)
TOTAL%
1) The Bible726598.1
2) The Torah47.6
3) The Koran47.6
4) The Holy Scripture49.7
Missing3533 
TOTAL7408100.0
103) ASK IF BELIEVE HOLY BOOK IS WORD OF GOD: And would you say that [holy book] is to be taken literally, word for word, or not everything in [holy book] should be taken literally, word for word? (LITERAL)
TOTAL%
1) [Holy book] is to be taken literally, word for word375950.7
2) Not everything in [holy book] should be taken literally, word for word326244
3) Other (Vol.)1131.5
9) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)2733.7
Missing3533 
TOTAL7407100.0
104) ASK IF ATTEND AT LEAST ONCE OR TWICE A MONTH (ATTEND<4): Thinking about the church or house of worship where you attend religious services most often, about how many of its members are immigrants born outside the U.S.? Would you say nearly all, many, just some or very few? (IMMMEMB)
TOTAL%
1) Nearly all2253.9
2) Many5309.2
3) Just some134023.3
4) Very few315354.9
9) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)4978.7
Missing5195 
TOTAL5745100.0
105) Now, thinking about Barack Obama's religious beliefs. Do you happen to know what Barack Obama's religion is? Is he Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Buddhist, Hindu, atheist, agnostic, or something else? (OBAMAREL)
TOTAL%
1) Christian (includes responses of: Protestant, Church of Christ, Trinity Church, Baptist, Methodist, etc.)377334.5
2) Jewish18.2
3) Muslim (include Islam/Islamic)200818.4
4) Buddhist72.7
5) Hindu11.1
6) Atheist14.1
7) Agnostic17.2
8) Something else (SPECIFY)41.4
9) Don't know (Vol.)472843.2
10) Refused (Vol.)2071.9
12) Mixture/combination (includes mixed Christian/Muslim) (Vol.)49.4
TOTAL10938100.0
106) ASK IF SAYS OBAMA IS MUSLIM (OBAMAREL=3): And how did you learn about Barack Obama's religion? [OPEN END; CODE UP TO THREE RESPONSES] (HOWLRN)
TOTAL%
1) Answer given196698
9) Don't know/Refused371.8
99) 994.2
Missing8934 
TOTAL2007100.0
107) ASK IF SAYS OBAMA IS MUSLIM (OBAMAREL=3): And how did you learn about Barack Obama's religion? [OPEN END; CODE UP TO THREE RESPONSES] (HOWLRN1)
TOTAL%
3) Ancestry/family background, name, appearance753.7
5) Internet763.8
6) Media and news, non-specific69634.7
7) Media - book, non-specific16.8
8) Media - book, Obama's book9.4
9) Media - magazines422.1
10) Media - newspapers894.4
11) Media - radio211
12) Media - television30615.2
14) Obama's policies towards Muslim countries or religion in U.S.231.1
17) Obama's behaviors or own words1819
19) Things heard or read during campaign1065.3
20) Views of family and friends512.5
21) Other1105.5
22) Heard or read1396.9
23) My own opinion271.3
99) Don't know/No answer402
Missing8934 
TOTAL2007100.0
108) ASK IF SAYS OBAMA IS MUSLIM (OBAMAREL=3): And how did you learn about Barack Obama's religion? [OPEN END; CODE UP TO THREE RESPONSES] (HOWLRN2)
TOTAL%
3) Ancestry/family background, name, appearance113.8
5) Internet5920.4
6) Media and news, non-specific217.3
7) Media - book, non-specific51.7
8) Media - book, Obama's book41.4
9) Media - magazines103.5
10) Media - newspapers2910
11) Media - television31
12) Media - radio238
17) Obama's behaviors or own words4515.6
19) Things heard or read during campaign144.8
20) Views of family and friends269
21) Other3110.7
22) Heard or read72.4
23) My own opinion1.3
Missing10651 
TOTAL289100.0
109) ASK IF SAYS OBAMA IS MUSLIM (OBAMAREL=3): And how did you learn about Barack Obama's religion? [OPEN END; CODE UP TO THREE RESPONSES] (HOWLRN3)
TOTAL%
3) Ancestry/family background, name, appearance25.7
5) Internet411.4
9) Media - magazines514.3
11) Media - television514.3
14) Obama's policies toward Muslim countries or religion in U.S.25.7
17) Obama's behaviors or own words38.6
19) Things heard or read during campaign25.7
20) Views of family and friends1028.6
21) Other25.7
Missing10905 
TOTAL35100.0
110) Respondent's sex (SEX)
TOTAL%
1) Male526448.1
2) Female567651.9
TOTAL10940100.0
111) What is your age? (AGE)
TOTAL%
18) 182632.4
19) 192101.9
20) 202372.2
21) 212292.1
22) 221891.7
23) 231301.2
24) 241251.1
25) 252172
26) 261771.6
27) 273062.8
28) 281541.4
29) 292021.8
30) 301871.7
31) 311551.4
32) 321331.2
33) 331721.6
34) 341441.3
35) 351461.3
36) 361611.5
37) 371201.1
38) 382101.9
39) 392282.1
40) 402342.1
41) 411731.6
42) 421991.8
43) 432162
44) 441771.6
45) 452131.9
46) 461481.4
47) 472121.9
48) 481741.6
49) 492091.9
50) 502892.6
51) 512282.1
52) 522382.2
53) 532152
54) 542302.1
55) 551821.7
56) 561341.2
57) 571551.4
58) 581841.7
59) 591591.5
60) 602342.1
61) 611321.2
62) 621671.5
63) 631531.4
64) 641531.4
65) 651411.3
66) 661381.3
67) 671641.5
68) 6897.9
69) 6983.8
70) 701321.2
71) 7156.5
72) 7260.5
73) 7367.6
74) 7472.7
75) 751091
76) 7665.6
77) 7778.7
78) 7883.8
79) 7938.3
80) 8077.7
81) 8162.6
82) 8261.6
83) 8346.4
84) 8438.3
85) 8538.3
86) 8620.2
87) 8720.2
88) 8822.2
89) 8910.1
90) 9025.2
91) 919.1
92) 9211.1
93) 9340
94) 9430
95) 956.1
96) 9620
99) Don't know/Refused2011.8
TOTAL10941100.0
112) Recoded age (RECAGE)
TOTAL%
1) 18-24138312.6
2) 25-34184616.9
3) 35-44186317
4) 45-54215619.7
5) 55-65165315.1
6) 65+183616.8
9) Don't know/Refused2011.8
TOTAL10938100.0
113) Recoded age for banner (RECAGE2)
TOTAL%
1) 18-29243922.3
2) 30-49361133
3) 50-64285326.1
4) 65+183616.8
9) Don't know/Refused2011.8
TOTAL10940100.0
114) What is the last grade or class that you completed in school? (EDUC)
TOTAL%
0) 00
1) None, or grade 1-84193.8
2) High school incomplete (Grades 9-11)9238.4
3) High school graduate (Grade 12 or GED certificate)342431.3
4) Technical, trade, or vocational school after high school2782.5
5) Some college, associate degree, no 4-year degree268424.5
6) College graduate (B.S., B.A., or other 4-year degree)191717.5
7) Post-graduate training or professional schooling after college (e.g., toward a Master's degree or Ph.D.; law or medical school)124611.4
9) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)49.4
TOTAL10940100.0
115) Recoded education (RECEDUC)
TOTAL%
1) Less than a high school diploma134212.3
2) High school graduate370233.8
3) Some college268424.5
4) College degree316328.9
9) Don't know/Refused49.4
TOTAL10940100.0
116) ASK RANDOM ONE HALF-SAMPLE HISP3, OTHER HALF-SAMPLE HISP4 [NOTE: DO NOT SPLIT BY FORM]: Are you of Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish origin [PAUSE] or not? (HISP3)
TOTAL%
1) Yes67812.9
2) No452786.4
9) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)32.6
Missing5703 
TOTAL5237100.0
117) ASK RANDOM ONE HALF-SAMPLE HISP3, OTHER HALF-SAMPLE HISP4 [NOTE: DO NOT SPLIT BY FORM]: Are you of Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish origin such as Mexican, Puerto Rican or Cuban? (HISP4)
TOTAL%
1) Yes67811.9
2) No498587.4
9) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)40.7
Missing5237 
TOTAL5703100.0
118) Hispanic questions combined (HISPCMB)
TOTAL%
1) Yes135612.4
2) No951387
9) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)71.6
TOTAL10940100.0
119) (FIRST MENTION) Which of the following describes your race? You can select as many as apply. [READ LIST. RECORD UP TO FOUR RESPONSES IN ORDER MENTIONED BUT DO NOT PROBE FOR ADDITIONAL MENTIONS] (RACE1M1)
TOTAL%
1) White828175.7
2) Black of African American146313.4
3) Asian or Asian American2512.3
4) Some other race7256.6
9) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)2192
TOTAL10939100.0
120) (SECOND MENTION) Which of the following describes your race? You can select as many as apply. [READ LIST. RECORD UP TO FOUR RESPONSES IN ORDER MENTIONED BUT DO NOT PROBE FOR ADDITIONAL MENTIONS] (RACE1M2)
TOTAL%
2) Black or African American3335.5
3) Asian or Asian American1617.2
4) Some other race4447.3
Missing10847 
TOTAL93100.0
121) Race questions combined (RACECMB)
TOTAL%
1) White820175
2) Black145013.3
3) Asian2512.3
4) Mixed race93.9
5) Some other race7256.6
9) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)2192
TOTAL10939100.0
122) Race/ethnicity (RACETHN)
TOTAL%
1) White, non-Hispanic755469
2) Black, non-Hispanic127111.6
3) Hispanic135612.4
4) Other6546
9) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)1051
TOTAL10940100.0
123) Are you currently married, living with a partner, divorced, separated, widowed, or never been married? [IF R SAYS "SINGLE," PROBE TO DETERMINE WHICH CATEGORY IS APPROPRIATE] (MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Married562451.4
2) Living with a partner6786.2
3) Divorced114610.5
4) Separated2712.5
5) Widowed8307.6
6) Never been married230521.1
9) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)85.8
TOTAL10939100.0
124) How many people, including yourself, live in your household? INTERVIEWER NOTE: HOUSEHOLD MEMBERS INCLUDE PEOPLE WHO THINK OF THIS HOUSEHOLD AS THEIR PRIMARY PLACE OF RESIDENCE, INCLUDING THOSE WHO ARE TEMPORARILY AWAY ON BUSINESS, VACATION, IN A HOSPITAL, OR AWAY AT SCHOOL. THIS INCLUDES INFANTS, CHIDLREN AND ADULTS (HH1)
TOTAL%
1) 1160414.7
2) 2372634.1
3) 3215619.7
4) 4179616.4
5) 510189.3
6) 62902.7
7) 71261.2
8) 847.4
9) 912.1
10) 1028.3
15) 157.1
25) 2530
99) Don't know/Refused1261.2
TOTAL10939100.0
125) How many of these are adults, age 18 or over, including yourself? (HHADULT)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL109402.400.86
126) Number of adults in HH using HH1 and HHADULTS (ADULTS)
TOTAL%
1) 1206819.1
2) 2589154.5
3) 3 or more285426.4
Missing126 
TOTAL10813100.0
127) Last year, that is in 2009, what was your total family income from all sources before taxes? Just stop me when I get to the right category. [READ] (INCOME)
TOTAL%
1) Less than $10,0006926.3
2) $10,000 to under $20,0009258.5
3) $20,000 to under $30,000115810.6
4) $30,000 to under $40,00010629.7
5) $40,000 to under $50,0009058.3
6) $50,000 to under $75,000142913.1
7) $75,000 to under $100,000121311.1
8) $100,000 to under $150,0009809
9) $150,000 or more6606
10) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)191617.5
TOTAL10940100.0
128) Are you now registered to vote in your precinct or election district or haven't you been able to register so far? [INSTRUCTION: IF RESPONDENT VOLUNTEERS THAT THEY ARE IN NORTH DAKOTA AND DON'T HAVE TO REGISTER, PUNCH 1 FOR REGIST AND REGICERT] (REGIST)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, registered855678.2
2) No, not registered234221.4
9) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)43.4
TOTAL10941100.0
129) Are you absolutely certain that you are registered to vote, or is there a chance that your registration has lapsed because you moved or for some other reason? (REGICERT)
TOTAL%
1) Absolutely certain808794.5
2) Chance registration has lapsed4134.8
9) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)56.7
Missing2384 
TOTAL8556100.0
130) In politics today, do you consider yourself a Republican, Democrat, or Independent? (PARTY)
TOTAL%
1) Republican281025.7
2) Democrat360533
3) Independent371934
4) No preference (Vol.)4113.8
5) Other party (Vol.)34.3
9) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)3613.3
TOTAL10940100.0
131) As of today do you lean more to the Republican Party or more to the Democratic Party? (PARTYLN)
TOTAL%
1) Republican147932.7
2) Democrat154234.1
9) Other/Don't know/Refused (Vol.)150433.2
Missing6415 
TOTAL4525100.0
132) In general, would you describe your political views as very conservative, conservative, moderate, liberal, or very liberal? (IDEO)
TOTAL%
1) Very conservative7216.6
2) Conservative346031.6
3) Moderate381934.9
4) Liberal165315.1
5) Very liberal5825.3
9) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)7046.4
TOTAL10939100.0
133) Are you currently a citizen of the United States, or not? (CITIZEN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1034994.6
2) No5615.1
9) Don't know/Refused30.3
TOTAL10940100.0
134) Were you born in the United States or in another country? (USBORN1A)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, born in U.S.905594.5
2) No, some other country5075.3
4) Other U.S. territories (includes Guam, Samoa, U.S. Virgin Islands) (Vol.)30
9) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)19.2
Missing1356 
TOTAL9584100.0
135) Were both of your parents born in the United States, or not? (USBORN2)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, both parents born in U.S.837492.5
2) No, one or both parents born in another country6697.4
9) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)12.1
Missing1885 
TOTAL9055100.0
136) 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? [IF ANOTHER COUNTRY, CODE AS OTHER AND ASK: What country is that? RECORD VERBATIM RESPONSE] [ACCEPT ONE ANSWER. IF MORE THAN ONE ANSWER GIVEN, ASK: Which do you identify more with?] (ANCESTRY)
TOTAL%
1) Mexican (Mexico)70151.7
2) Puerto Rican (Puerto Rico)13510
3) Cuban (Cuba)362.7
4) Dominican (the Dominican Republic)624.6
5) Salvadoran (El Salvador)705.2
6) Other (SPECIFY/RECORD VERBATIM RESPONSE)30922.8
9) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)433.2
Missing9584 
TOTAL1356100.0
137) Were you born on the island of Puerto Rico, in the United States, or in another country? (BRTHHISP)
TOTAL%
1) Puerto Rico473.5
2) U.S.68150.2
3) Another country61245.1
9) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)161.2
Missing9584 
TOTAL1356100.0
138) Was your mother born on the island of Puerto Rico, in the United States, or in another country? (MTHRHISP)
TOTAL%
1) Puerto Rico375.4
2) U.S.37755.4
3) Another country25337.2
9) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)142.1
Missing10259 
TOTAL681100.0
139) Was your father born on the island of Puerto Rico, in the United States, or in another country? (FTHRHISP)
TOTAL%
1) Puerto Rico7410.9
2) U.S.33349
3) Another country26438.8
9) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)91.3
Missing10259 
TOTAL680100.0
140) Immigrant generation (USGEN)
TOTAL%
1) 1st generation116910.7
2) 2st generation10629.7
3) 3rd+ generation865279.1
9) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)58.5
TOTAL10941100.0
141) How many children have you ever had? Please count all biological children who were born alive at any time in your life. [INTERVIEWER: IF R ASKS WHETHER ADOPTED CHILDREN OR STEPCHILDREN SOULD BE INCLUDED, SAY "No, we're asking you only to count all your biological children who were born alive at any time in your life."] (FERT)
TOTAL%
0) 0313928.7
1) 1144213.2
2) 2294726.9
3) 3189817.4
4) 47336.7
5) 53082.8
6) 61771.6
7) 770.6
8) 858.5
9) 936.3
10) 1013.1
12) 128.1
13) 1350
14) 1430
25) 2530
99) Don't know/Refused99.9
TOTAL10939100.0
142) Now thinking about your telephone use. Do you have a working cell phone? (RCELL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, have cell phone440868.2
2) No, do not202031.2
9) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)38.6
Missing4474 
TOTAL6466100.0
143) Does anyone in your household have a working cell phone? (HHCELL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, someone in household has cell phone77746.6
2) No83750.2
9) Don't know Refused523.1
Missing9274 
TOTAL1666100.0
144) 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? (HOMEPHNE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes home telephone172438.5
2) No home telephone272761
9) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)22.5
Missing6466 
TOTAL4473100.0
145) Of all the telephone calls that you receive, do you get [READ AND RANDOMIZE OPTIONS 1 AND 3 KEEP 2 ALWAYS IN THE MIDDLE]? (CALLS)
TOTAL%
1) All or almost all calls on a cell phone11317.9
2) Some on a cell phone and some on a regular home phone22435.4
3) All or almost all calls on a regular home phone29045.9
9) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)5.8
Missing10309 
TOTAL632100.0
146) Now thinking about all the people in your household, including yourself, of all the telephone calls that your household receives, are [READ AND RANDOMIZE OPTIONS 1 AND 3 KEEP 2 ALWAYS IN THE MIDDLE]? (HHCALLS)
TOTAL%
1) All or almost all calls on a cell phone163326
2) Some on a cell phone and some on a regular home phone290946.3
3) All or almost all calls on a regular home phone163426
9) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)1021.6
Missing4662 
TOTAL6278100.0
147) 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 money144263.6
9) Respondent does not want the money (Vol.)82636.4
Missing8672 
TOTAL2268100.0
148) If you would like to be reimbursed for your cell phone minutes, we can send you $5. I will need your full name and a mailing address where we can send you the money? (MONEY2)
TOTAL%
1) Respondent wants money98644.7
9) Respondent does not want the money (Vol.)122055.3
Missing8734 
TOTAL2206100.0
149) Household phone use by call type (PHONEUSE)
TOTAL%
1) Landline only122711.2
2) Dual/few, some cell516447.2
3) Dual/most cell174616
4) Cell phone only272724.9
5) Landline, don't know if cell54.5
6) Cell, don't know if land line22.2
TOTAL10940100.0
150) Weight for landline sample (LLWEIGHT)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL109405.853.36
151) Weight for landline sample plus cell phone only (COWEIGHT)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL109404.491.82
152) Final weight (WEIGHT)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL3.6432.051
153) What is your age? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-AGE)
TOTAL%
1) 18 to 24 years old138312.9
2) 25 to 34 years old184617.2
3) 35 to 44 years old186317.4
4) 45 to 54 years old215620.1
5) 55 to 64 years old165315.4
6) 65 years and older183617.1
Missing201 
TOTAL10737100.0
154) Aside from weddings and funerals, how often do you attend religious services? More than once a week, once a week, once or twice a month, a few times a year, seldom, or never? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-ATTEND)
TOTAL%
1) More than once a week149613.9
2) Once a week268124.9
3) Once or twice a month156714.5
4) A few times a year218920.3
5) Seldom166815.5
6) Never116910.9
Missing169 
TOTAL10770100.0
155) Race/ethnicity (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-RACE)
TOTAL%
1) White, non-Hispanic755469.7
2) Black, non-Hispanic127111.7
3) Hispanic135612.5
4) Other6546
Missing105 
TOTAL10835100.0
156) What is the last grade or class that you completed in school? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-EDUC)
TOTAL%
2) Less than a high school diploma134212.3
3) High school graduate (Grade 12 or GED certificate)342431.4
4) Technical, trade, or vocational school after high school2782.6
5) Some college, associate degree, no 4-year degree268424.6
6) College graduate (B.S., B.A., orother 4-year degree)191717.6
7) Post-graduate training or professional schooling after college (e.g., toward a Master's degree or Ph.D.; law or medical school)124611.4
Missing49 
TOTAL10891100.0
157) Respondent's sex (for use with online analysis) (I-SEX)
TOTAL%
1) Male526448.1
2) Female567651.9
TOTAL10940100.0
158) 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? [INTERVIEWER; IF R VOLUNTEERS "nothing in particular, none, no religion, etc." BEFORE REACHING END OF LIST, PROMPT WITH: And would you say that's atheist, agnostic, or just nothing in particular?] (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-RELIGION)
TOTAL%
1) Protestant (Baptist, Methodist, Non-denominational, Lutheran, Presbyterian, Pentecostal, Episcopalian, Reformed, Church of Christ, Jehovah's Witness, etc.)460643.1
2) Roman Catholic (Catholic)251723.5
3) Other8097.6
4) Atheist or agnostic5034.7
5) Nothing in particular132112.4
6) Christian (Vol.)9368.8
Missing248 
TOTAL10692100.0
159) In general, would you describe your political views as very conservative, conservative, moderate, liberal, or very liberal? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-POLITICS)
TOTAL%
1) Very conservative7217
2) Conservative346033.8
3) Moderate381937.3
4) Liberal165316.2
5) Very liberal5825.7
Missing704 
TOTAL10235100.0