Religion and Public Life Survey, 2002

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All frequencies weighted by 114) WEIGHT
1) Respondent ID (ID)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL362813743.5212005.09
2) FIPS Codes (FIPS)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL362828413.4115984.17
3) Form Type (FORM)
TOTAL%
1) Form 1181450
2) Form 2181450
TOTAL3628100.0
4) All in all, are you satisfied or dissatisfied with the way things are going in this country today? (SATCNTRY)
TOTAL%
1) Satisfied181550
2) Dissatisfied143739.6
9) Don't know/Refused37610.4
TOTAL3628100.0
5) Do you think people in general today lead as good lives - honest and moral - as they used to? (GOODLIFE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes76521.1
2) No264973
9) Undecided2145.9
TOTAL3628100.0
6) Do you think that young people today have as strong a sense of right and wrong as they did, say, 50 years ago? (RGHTWRNG)
TOTAL%
1) Yes68118.8
2) No276276.1
9) Undecided1855.1
TOTAL3628100.0
7) I'd like to read you a list of some programs and proposals that are being discussed in this country today. For each one, please tell me whether you strongly favor, favor, oppose, or strongly oppose it. The first one is: the death penalty for persons convicted of murder. (OPMURDER)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly favor59532.8
2) Favor61934.1
3) Oppose29816.4
4) Strongly oppose1679.2
9) Don't know/Refused1347.4
Missing1814 
TOTAL1813100.0
8) I'd like to read you a list of some programs and proposals that are being discussed in this country today. For each one, please tell me whether you strongly favor, favor, oppose, or strongly oppose it. The first one is: the death penalty for persons convicted of terrorism. (OPTERISM)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly favor87248
2) Favor51228.2
3) Oppose21311.7
4) Strongly oppose1106.1
9) Don't know/Refused1086
Missing1814 
TOTAL1815100.0
9) I'd like to read you a list of some programs and proposals that are being discussed in this country today. For each one, please tell me whether you strongly favor, favor, oppose, or strongly oppose it. The first one is: providing more generous government assistance to the poor. (OPPOOR)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly favor88624.4
2) Favor157343.4
3) Oppose78321.6
4) Strongly oppose1935.3
9) Don't know/Refused1925.3
TOTAL3627100.0
10) I'd like to read you a list of some programs and proposals that are being discussed in this country today. For each one, please tell me whether you strongly favor, favor, oppose, or strongly oppose it. The first one is: 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. (OPCHURCH)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly favor94326
2) Favor160444.2
3) Oppose66018.2
4) Strongly oppose3078.5
9) Don't know/Refused1133.1
TOTAL3627100.0
11) Would you favor or oppose requiring all young men to give one year of service to the nation - either in the military forces, or in non-military work here or abroad, such as the Peace Corps, AmeriCorps, or in a local community or city service program? (SRVMEN)
TOTAL%
1) Favor207657.2
2) Oppose140138.6
9) No opinion1514.2
TOTAL3628100.0
12) Would you favor or oppose requiring all young women to give one year of service to the nation - either in the military forces, or in non-military work here or abroad, such as the Peace Corps, AmeriCorps, or in a local community or city service program? (SRVWOMEN)
TOTAL%
1) Favor158643.7
2) Oppose183950.7
9) No opinion2035.6
TOTAL3628100.0
13) In your view, should the government start up programs that encourage people to get and stay married, or should the government stay out of this? (GOVMARRY)
TOTAL%
1) The government should start up programs that encourage marriage.63417.5
2) The government should stay out.288379.5
9) Don't know/Refused1113.1
TOTAL3628100.0
14) (ASKED ONLY ON FORM 1) Do you think the United States has a moral responsibility to come to the aid of Afghanistan to help it recover from the war, or doesn't the United States have a moral responsibility to do this? (MORALAFG)
TOTAL%
1) U.S. has a moral responsibility.89949.6
2) No responsibility71439.4
9) Don't know/Refused20111.1
Missing1814 
TOTAL1814100.0
15) Do you think the United States should come to the aid of Afghanistan to help it recover from the war, or should the United States not get involved? (USAIDAFG)
TOTAL%
1) U.S. should come to the aid of Afghanistan.88748.9
2) U.S. should not get involved.78843.4
9) Don't know/Refused1407.7
Missing1814 
TOTAL1815100.0
16) Please tell me if you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree with the following statement: People should do much more than they do now to help others who are in need, even if it costs them their own time and money. (AGHELP)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree112831.1
2) Mostly agree175348.3
3) Mostly disagree50013.8
4) Completely disagree1444
9) Don't know/Refused1032.8
TOTAL3628100.0
17) Please tell me if you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree with the following statement: The government should help more needy people, even if it means cuts in other programs. (AGGOVPRG)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree31417.3
2) Mostly agree72740.1
3) Mostly disagree52128.7
4) Completely disagree1437.9
9) Don't know/Refused1096
Missing1814 
TOTAL1814100.0
18) Please tell me if you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree with the following statement: The government should help more needy people, even if it means holding back on future tax cuts. (AGTAXCUT)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree44924.8
2) Mostly agree74541.1
3) Mostly disagree34619.1
4) Completely disagree1739.5
9) Don't know/Refused1015.6
Missing1814 
TOTAL1814100.0
19) At the present time, do you think religion as a whole is increasing its influence on American life or losing its influence? (INCRLUS)
TOTAL%
1) Increasing132836.6
2) Losing189252.1
3) Staying the same1283.5
9) No opinion2807.7
TOTAL3628100.0
20) (ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ANSWERED THAT THEY THOUGHT RELIGION AS A WHOLE WAS INCREASING OR LOSING ITS INFLUENCE ON AMERICAN LIFE) All in all, do you think this is a good thing or a bad thing? (INCRLBAD)
TOTAL%
1) Good thing131640.9
2) Bad thing171553.2
3) Both30.9
4) Neither611.9
5) Depends351.1
9) Don't know/Refused642
Missing407 
TOTAL3221100.0
21) At the present time, do you think religion as a whole is increasing its influence in the world or losing its influence? (WRLDREL)
TOTAL%
1) Increasing138138.1
2) Losing180749.8
3) Staying the same1143.1
9) No opinion3269
TOTAL3628100.0
22) (ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ANSWERED THAT THEY THOUGHT RELIGION AS A WHOLE WAS INCREASING OR LOSING ITS INFLUENCE ON THE WORLD) All in all, do you think this is a good thing or a bad thing? (WRLDBAD)
TOTAL%
1) Good thing116436.5
2) Bad thing178255.9
3) Both411.3
4) Neither642
5) Depends682.1
9) Don't know/Refused682.1
Missing440 
TOTAL3187100.0
23) I'd like your views on some groups and organizations. What is your overall opinion of: the Christian conservative movement? (GRPCCM)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable3559.8
2) Mostly favorable125734.6
3) Mostly unfavorable65518.1
4) Very unfavorable39110.8
5) Never heard of43311.9
8) Can't rate48113.3
9) Refused561.5
TOTAL3628100.0
24) I'd like your views on some groups and organizations. What is your overall opinion of: business corporations? (GRPBSNSS)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable3479.6
2) Mostly favorable188051.8
3) Mostly unfavorable83823.1
4) Very unfavorable2196
5) Never heard of33.9
8) Can't rate2547
9) Refused551.5
TOTAL3626100.0
25) I'd like your views on some groups and organizations. What is your overall opinion of: labor unions? (GRPUNION)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable54114.9
2) Mostly favorable158543.7
3) Mostly unfavorable85323.5
4) Very unfavorable3248.9
5) Never heard of481.3
8) Can't rate2486.8
9) Refused29.8
TOTAL3628100.0
26) Thinking about specific religious groups, what is your overall opinion of: Catholics? (GRPCATH)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable70419.4
2) Mostly favorable198754.8
3) Mostly unfavorable3299.1
4) Very unfavorable1303.6
5) Never heard of7.2
8) Can't rate39310.8
9) Refused772.1
TOTAL3627100.0
27) Thinking about specific religious groups, what is your overall opinion of: Jews? (GRPJEWS)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable63517.5
2) Mostly favorable202955.9
3) Mostly unfavorable2537
4) Very unfavorable842.3
5) Never heard of11.3
8) Can't rate51214.1
9) Refused1032.8
TOTAL3627100.0
28) Thinking about specific religious groups, what is your overall opinion of: Evangelical Christians? (GRPEVANG)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable47913.2
2) Mostly favorable153742.4
3) Mostly unfavorable47113
4) Very unfavorable1825
5) Never heard of2587.1
8) Can't rate61116.8
9) Refused912.5
TOTAL3629100.0
29) Thinking about specific religious groups, what is your overall opinion of: Protestants? (GRPPROT)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable70519.4
2) Mostly favorable197054.3
3) Mostly unfavorable2196
4) Very unfavorable722
5) Never heard of521.4
8) Can't rate52214.4
9) Refused872.4
TOTAL3627100.0
30) Thinking about specific religious groups, what is your overall opinion of: Muslim Americans? (GRPMUSAM)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable1488.2
2) Mostly favorable84246.4
3) Mostly unfavorable26214.4
4) Very unfavorable1417.8
5) Never heard of271.5
8) Can't rate33718.6
9) Refused583.2
Missing1814 
TOTAL1815100.0
31) Thinking about specific religious groups, what is your overall opinion of: Muslims? (GRPMUSLM)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable1246.8
2) Mostly favorable72740.1
3) Mostly unfavorable32918.1
4) Very unfavorable19110.5
5) Never heard of16.9
8) Can't rate36920.3
9) Refused583.2
Missing1814 
TOTAL1814100.0
32) Thinking about specific religious groups, what is your overall opinion of: Atheists, that is, people who don't believe in God? (GRPATHST)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable864.7
2) Mostly favorable52929.2
3) Mostly unfavorable41322.8
4) Very unfavorable57331.6
5) Never heard of3.2
8) Can't rate1789.8
9) Refused311.7
Missing1814 
TOTAL1813100.0
33) Thinking about specific religious groups, what is your overall opinion of: people who are not religious? (GRPNOREL)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable1659.1
2) Mostly favorable76041.9
3) Mostly unfavorable33518.5
4) Very unfavorable20011
5) Never heard of3.2
8) Can't rate27114.9
9) Refused804.4
Missing1814 
TOTAL1814100.0
34) (ASKED ONLY ON FORM 1). Since September 11th, has there been too much, too little or the right amount of expressions of religious faith and prayer by political leaders? (LDRS911)
TOTAL%
1) Too much29216.1
2) Too little42723.6
3) Right amount96153
9) Don't know/Refused1337.3
Missing1814 
TOTAL1813100.0
35) (ASKED ONLY ON FORM 2). Since September 11th, has there been too much, too little, or the right amount of showing of the American flag? (FLAG911)
TOTAL%
1) Too much28715.8
2) Too little29516.3
3) Right amount118765.4
9) Don't know/Refused452.5
Missing1814 
TOTAL1814100.0
36) What is your religious preference? Do you consider yourself Christian, Jewish, Muslim, other non-Christian such as Buddhist or Hindu, atheist, agnostic, something else, or don't you have a religious preference? (RELPREF)
TOTAL%
1) Christian291880.4
2) Jewish471.3
3) Muslim11.3
4) Other non-Christian24.7
5) Atheist411.1
6) Agnostic722
7) Something else (specify)1333.7
8) No preference3409.4
9) Don't know/Refused421.2
TOTAL3628100.0
37) (ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ANSWERED THAT THEY WERE "CHRISTIAN" WHEN ASKED ABOUT RELIGIOUS PREFERENCE) Are you Protestant, Catholic, Mormon, Orthodox such as Greek or Russian Orthodox, or something else? (RELCRSTN)
TOTAL%
1) Protestant166056.9
2) Catholic86729.7
3) Mormon541.9
4) Orthodox8.3
5) Something else (specify)2689.2
9) Don't know/Refused602.1
Missing709 
TOTAL2917100.0
38) (ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ANSWERED THAT THEY WERE "CHRISTIAN" OR "SOMETHING ELSE" WHEN ASKED ABOUT RELIGIOUS PREFERENCE) Would you describe yourself as a "born again" or evangelical Christian, or not? (RELBORN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, would128842.2
2) No, would not159452.3
9) Don't know/Refused1685.5
Missing577 
TOTAL3050100.0
39) Aside from weddings and funerals, how often do you attend religious services? (OFTATTND)
TOTAL%
1) More than once a week54315
2) Once a week89824.8
3) Once or twice a month60216.6
4) A few times a year66918.4
5) Seldom56115.5
6) Never3259
9) Don't know/Refused29.8
TOTAL3627100.0
40) How important would you say religion is in your own life - very important, fairly important, or not very important? (IMPTREL)
TOTAL%
1) Very important228663
2) Fairly important86823.9
3) Not very important43812.1
9) Don't know/Refused351
TOTAL3627100.0
41) (ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ANSWERED THAT THEY ATTEND CHURCH AT LEAST A FEW TIMES A YEAR) Aside from attending religious services, how involved are you in activities at your church or house of worship?/D (OFTINVLV)
TOTAL%
1) Very involved58521.6
2) Somewhat involved85031.3
3) Not too involved76528.2
4) Not at all involved50318.5
9) Don't know/Refused10.4
Missing915 
TOTAL2713100.0
42) 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 or less, or never? (PRAYOFT)
TOTAL%
1) Several times a day126634.9
2) Once a day85823.7
3) A few times a week54315
4) Once a week or less57916
5) Never3118.6
9) Don't know/Refused701.9
TOTAL3627100.0
43) 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? (CHRCHPOL)
TOTAL%
1) Should come out in favor of candidates81222.4
2) Should not come out in favor of candidates254270.1
9) No opinion2747.6
TOTAL3628100.0
44) Do you consider the United States a Christian nation, or not? (USCHRSTN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes244167.3
2) No90825
5) Never00
9) Don't know/Refused2787.7
TOTAL3627100.0
45) How much would you say you know about the Muslim religion and its practices? (KNOWMUS)
TOTAL%
1) A great deal1955.4
2) Some105028.9
3) Not very much133636.8
4) Nothing at all102828.3
9) Don't know/Refused19.5
TOTAL3628100.0
46) (ASKED ONLY ON FORM 1, AND OF RESPONDENTS WHO ANSWERED THAT THEY HAVE A DIFFERENT RELIGION THAN ISLAM) From what you know, do you think that the Muslim religion and your own religion have a lot in common, or do you think that the Muslim religion and your religion are very different? (DIFFMUS)
TOTAL%
1) A lot in common42827.5
2) Very different88857
9) Don't know/Refused24215.5
Missing2070 
TOTAL1558100.0
47) (ASKED ONLY ON FORM 2) Would you say you have a generally favorable or unfavorable opinion of Islam? (FAVISLAM)
TOTAL%
1) Favorable68237.6
2) Unfavorable59933
9) No opinion53329.4
Missing1814 
TOTAL1814100.0
48) (ASKED ONLY ON FORM 1) What's your impression- how many Muslims around the world are anti-American? (ANTIINWD)
TOTAL%
1) Almost all1025.6
2) Most21411.8
3) About half32618
4) Some43624
5) Just a few38021
9) Don't know/Refused35519.6
Missing1814 
TOTAL1813100.0
49) (ASKED ONLY ON FORM 2) What's your impression - how many Muslims in this country are anti-American? (ANTIINUS)
TOTAL%
1) Almost all673.7
2) Most975.3
3) About half19310.6
4) Some41022.6
5) Just a few71139.2
9) Don't know/Refused33618.5
Missing1814 
TOTAL1814100.0
50) Do you happen to know what name Muslims use to refer to God? (Allah) (MUSLMGOD)
TOTAL%
1) Correct answer170647
2) Incorrect answer40611.2
9) Don't know/Refused151641.8
TOTAL3628100.0
51) Do you happen to know the name of the Islamic equivalent to the Bible? (Koran) (MUSLMBBL)
TOTAL%
1) Correct answer155642.9
2) Incorrect answer2988.2
9) Don't know/Refused177448.9
TOTAL3628100.0
52) Some people think that the United States has had special protection from God for most of its history. Other people think the United States has had no special protection from God. Which comes closer to your view? (VWUSPROT)
TOTAL%
1) The U.S. has had special protection from God175148.3
2) The U.S. has not had special protection from God143539.6
9) Don't know/Refused44112.2
TOTAL3627100.0
53) (ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ANSWERED THAT THEY THOUGHT THE U.S. HAS HAD SPECIAL PROTECTION FROM GOD) Do other nations have special protection from God in the same way, or not? (OTHRPROT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, other nations receive special protection from God.133076
2) No26014.8
9) Don't know/Refused1619.2
Missing1876 
TOTAL1751100.0
54) Some people think the terrorist attacks on the United States were a signal that God is no longer protecting the United States as much as in the past. Do you think this is true, or not? (ATCKGOD)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, attacks were a signal1995.5
2) No328790.6
9) Don't know/Refused1413.9
TOTAL3627100.0
55) As you read the following pair, please indicate whether the first statement or the second statement comes closer to your own views, even if neither is exactly right: A. My religion is the one, true faith leading to eternal life, or B. Many religions can lead to eternal life (PRRELONE)
TOTAL%
1) My religion is the one, true faith leading to eternal life.66718.4
2) Many religions can lead to eternal life.272175
3) Neither922.5
9) Don't know1474.1
TOTAL3627100.0
56) As you read the following pair, please indicate whether the first statement or the second statement comes closer to your own views, even if neither is exactly right: A. Children are more likely to grow up to be moral adults when they are raised in a religious faith, or B. Children are just as likely to grow up to be moral adults whether or not they are raised in a religious faith. (PRMORAL)
TOTAL%
1) Children are more likely to grow up to be moral adults when they are raised in a religious faith.219960.6
2) Children are just as likely to grow up to be moral adults whether or not they are raised in a religious faith.128735.5
3) Neither561.5
9) Don't know852.3
TOTAL3627100.0
57) As you read the following pair, please indicate whether the first statement or the second statement comes closer to your own views, even if neither is exactly right: A. It is not necessary to believe in God in order to be moral and have good values, or B. It is necessary to believe in God in order to be moral and have good values. (PRVALUES)
TOTAL%
1) It is not necessary to believe in God in order to be moral and have good values.181049.9
2) It is necessary to believe in God in order to be moral and have good values.169946.8
3) Neither441.2
9) Don't know752.1
TOTAL3628100.0
58) As you read the following pair, please indicate whether the first statement or the second statement comes closer to your own views, even if neither is exactly right: A. The strength of American society is based on the religious faith of its people, or B. Our society would be strong even if most Americans did not have a religious faith. (PRSOCITY)
TOTAL%
1) The strength of American society is based on the religious faith of its people.210958.1
2) Our society would be strong even if most Americans did not have a religious faith.131436.2
3) Neither501.4
9) Don't know1544.2
TOTAL3627100.0
59) (ASKED ONLY ON FORM 1) As you read the following pair, please indicate whether the first statement or the second statement comes closer to your own views, even if neither is exactly right: A. Some religions are more likely than others to encourage violence among believers, or B. Religions are all about the same in this regard. (PRVIOLNC)
TOTAL%
1) Some religions are more likely than others to encourage violence among believers.84946.8
2) Religions are all about the same in this regard.74641.1
3) Neither784.3
9) Don't know1417.8
Missing1814 
TOTAL1814100.0
60) (ASKED ONLY ON FORM 2) As you read the following pair, please indicate whether the first statement or the second statement comes closer to your own views, even if neither is exactly right: A. The Islamic religion is more likely than others to encourage violence among its believers, or B. The Islamic religion does not encourage violence more than others. (PRISLAM)
TOTAL%
1) The Islamic religion is more likely than others to encourage violence among its believers.45425
2) The Islamic religion does not encourage violence more than others.92551
3) Neither492.7
9) Don't know38621.3
Missing1814 
TOTAL1814100.0
61) In your view, which is the bigger lesson to be taken from the September 11 terrorist attacks? (LESS911)
TOTAL%
1) Religion has too much influence in the world these days.100527.7
2) Religion has too little influence in the world these days.185551.1
3) Both701.9
4) Neither39310.8
9) Don't know/Refused3058.4
TOTAL3628100.0
62) (ASKED ONLY ON FORM 1) All in all, do you think a person can be a good American if he or she does not have religious faith? (NORELAM)
TOTAL%
1) Yes152283.9
2) No24013.2
9) Don't know/Refused522.9
Missing1814 
TOTAL1814100.0
63) (ASKED ONLY ON FORM 2) All in all, do you think a person can be a good American if he or she does not believe in basic Judeo-Christian values? (AMCHRSTN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes145480.2
2) No25013.8
9) Don't know/Refused1106.1
Missing1814 
TOTAL1814100.0
64) (ASKED ONLY ON FORM 1) Generally, how would you rate the honesty and ethical standards of public officials in Washington these days? Would you give them a very high rating, a high rating, a low rating, or a very low rating for honesty and ethical standards? (ETHPUBOF)
TOTAL%
1) Very high462.5
2) High56731.3
3) Low78143.1
4) Very low31117.1
9) Don't know1096
Missing1814 
TOTAL1814100.0
65) (ASKED ONLY ON FORM 1) Generally, how would you rate the honesty and ethical standards of heads of major companies these days? Would you give them a very high rating, a high rating, a low rating, or a very low rating for honesty and ethical standards? (ETHMAJCO)
TOTAL%
1) Very high211.2
2) High41823
3) Low90149.7
4) Very low29216.1
9) Don't know18210
Missing1814 
TOTAL1814100.0
66) (ASKED ONLY ON FORM 1) Generally, how would you rate the honesty and ethical standards of religious leaders these days? Would you give them a very high rating, a high rating, a low rating, or a very low rating for honesty and ethical standards? (ETHRELLD)
TOTAL%
1) Very high905
2) High91050.2
3) Low53529.5
4) Very low1156.3
9) Don't know1649
Missing1814 
TOTAL1814100.0
67) (ASKED ONLY ON FORM 2) Generally, how would you rate the honesty and ethical standards of military leaders these days? Would you give them a very high rating, a high rating, a low rating, or a very low rating for honesty and ethical standards? (ETHMILLD)
TOTAL%
1) Very high26514.6
2) High100655.5
3) Low29516.3
4) Very low824.5
9) Don't know1669.2
Missing1814 
TOTAL1814100.0
68) (ASKED ONLY ON FORM 2) Generally, how would you rate the honesty and ethical standards of members of large corporations' boards of directors these days? Would you give them a very high rating, a high rating, a low rating, or a very low rating for honesty and ethical standards? (ETHBOARD)
TOTAL%
1) Very high351.9
2) High42123.2
3) Low84346.5
4) Very low31717.5
9) Don't know19710.9
Missing1814 
TOTAL1813100.0
69) (ASKED ONLY ON FORM 2) Generally, how would you rate the honesty and ethical standards of journalists these days? Would you give them a very high rating, a high rating, a low rating, or a very low rating for honesty and ethical standards? (ETHJRNLT)
TOTAL%
1) Very high925.1
2) High71239.3
3) Low67037
4) Very low19810.9
9) Don't know1417.8
Missing1814 
TOTAL1813100.0
70) Just your best guess, would you say that most business executives try to obey the laws governing their profession or would you say most business executives try to find a way around the laws governing their profession? (BSNSWAY)
TOTAL%
1) Try to obey the laws128435.4
2) Try to find a way around the laws209257.7
9) Don't know/Refused2526.9
TOTAL3628100.0
71) Do you think the recent Enron case is a sign that morals in American business have been declining in the last few years, or not? (ENRON)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, major decline137637.9
2) Yes, minor decline78221.6
3) Yes, in between842.3
4) Yes, don't know25.7
5) No, not a sign that business morals are declining101528
9) Don't know/Refused3469.5
TOTAL3628100.0
72) Have you, or has your family ever received welfare benefits? [IF YES, ASK:] Are you or your family now receiving welfare benefits? (FAMWLFR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, current welfare recipient1454
2) Yes, past welfare recipient47213
3) No298282.2
9) Don't know/Refused29.8
TOTAL3628100.0
73) Do you personally know someone who is now receiving welfare benefits? (WLFRNOW)
TOTAL%
1) Yes137839.6
2) No204858.8
9) Don't know/Refused571.6
Missing145 
TOTAL3483100.0
74) On balance, do you think the current welfare system: (CHNGWLFR)
TOTAL%
1) Changes things for the better by helping people who are unable to support themselves?115131.7
2) Changes things for the worse by making able-bodied people too dependent on government aid?192153
3) Both equally2908
9) Don't know/Refused2657.3
TOTAL3627100.0
75) In 1996, welfare reform legislation was passed that made many changes to the welfare system in America. In your view, does the current welfare system work better or worse than the system in place before 1996? (WLFR1996)
TOTAL%
1) Better164945.5
2) Worse62517.2
3) No difference1835
9) Don't know/Refused117132.3
TOTAL3628100.0
76) Some say that most poor people are poor because of society's failures. Others say that most poor people are poor because of their own individual failures. Which comes closer to your point of view? (RSNPOOR)
TOTAL%
1) Society's failures78821.7
2) Individual failures222461.3
3) Both37910.4
4) Other391.1
9) No opinion1975.4
TOTAL3627100.0
77) (ASKED ONLY ON FORM 1) Which is the bigger reason for American children being raised in poverty these days? Is it because of social and economic problems or is it because of the failure of their parents as individuals? (KIDSPOV)
TOTAL%
1) Social and economic problems56631.2
2) Failure of parents as individuals91450.4
3) Both25013.8
4) Other13.7
9) No opinion703.9
Missing1814 
TOTAL1813100.0
78) (ASKED ONLY ON FORM 2) Which is the bigger reason more than 10 million American children are being raised in poverty these days? Is it because of social and economic problems or is it because of the failure of their parents as individuals? (KID10MIL)
TOTAL%
1) Social and economic problems55730.7
2) Failure of parents as individuals88949
3) Both24113.3
4) Other12.7
9) No opinion1146.3
Missing1814 
TOTAL1813100.0
79) How much, if anything, have you heard about recent criminal trials involving Catholic priests who have been accused of child sexual abuse - a lot, a little, or nothing at all? (SEXABUSE)
TOTAL%
1) A lot141038.9
2) A little165845.7
3) Nothing at all51914.3
9) Don't know/Refused401.1
TOTAL3627100.0
80) (ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ANSWERED THAT THEY HAD HEARD "A LOT" OR "A LITTLE" ABOUT RECENT TRIALS INVOLVING CATHOLIC PRIESTS WHO HAVE BEEN ACCUSED OF CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE) Based on what you have heard, how would you evaluate the Catholic Church's handling of these cases of alleged sexual abuse by priests? (SEXHANDL)
TOTAL%
1) Church leaders have mostly tried to cover up the problem.191362.4
2) Church leaders have mostly tried to deal with the problem.80026.1
3) Both792.6
4) Neither8.3
9) Don't know/Refused2688.7
Missing559 
TOTAL3068100.0
81) Do you favor or oppose scientific experimentation on the cloning of human beings? (CLONING)
TOTAL%
1) Favor61717
2) Oppose277576.5
9) Don't know/Refused2366.5
TOTAL3628100.0
82) (ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO OPPOSE SCIENTIFIC EXPERIMENTATION ON THE CLONING OF HUMAN BEINGS) Is your objection to research on human cloning based more on: (OBCLNING)
TOTAL%
1) The belief that the science is not yet safe enough but could be in the future.52118.8
2) The belief that it is morally wrong.198671.6
3) Both equally1625.8
4) Other662.4
9) Don't know/Refused391.4
Missing853 
TOTAL2774100.0
83) As you may know, the federal government has debated whether to fund certain kinds of medical research known as 'stem cell research.' How much have you heard about this? (STEMCELL)
TOTAL%
1) A lot95726.4
2) A little189852.3
3) Nothing at all73520.3
9) Don't know/Refused371
TOTAL3627100.0
84) Do you think the federal government should or should not fund stem cell research? (GOVCELL)
TOTAL%
1) Should156443.1
2) Should not126334.8
3) Depends1524.2
9) No opinion64817.9
TOTAL3627100.0
85) (ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ANSWERED "SHOULD NOT," "SHOULD," OR "DEPENDS" TO WHETHER THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT SHOULD OR SHOULD NOT FUND STEM CELL RESEARCH) Which one of the following has had the biggest influence on your thinking on this issue? (INFLCELL)
TOTAL%
1) A personal experience2147.2
2) The views of your friends and family1073.6
3) What you have seen or read in the media101834.2
4) Your religious beliefs54818.4
5) Your education63921.5
6) Something else38412.9
9) Don't know/Refused682.3
Missing648 
TOTAL2978100.0
86) All in all, which is more important: (CELLIMPT)
TOTAL%
1) Conducting stem cell research that might result in new medical cures154542.6
2) Not destroying the potential life of human embryos involved in this research139138.4
9) Don't know/Refused69119.1
TOTAL3627100.0
87) (ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ANSWERED THAT CONDUCTING STEM CELL RESEARCH THAT MIGHT RESULT IN NEW MEDICAL CURES IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN NOT DESTROYING THE POTENTIAL LIFE OF HUMAN EMBRYOS INVOLVED IN THIS RESEARCH) Can you ever imagine yourself thinking that protecting human embryos is more important than conducting medical research on stem cells, or can't you imagine changing your mind on this issue? (CELLHUMN)
TOTAL%
1) Can imagine thinking differently on this issue71846.4
2) Can't imagine changing mind on this issue69444.9
9) Don't know/Refused1348.7
Missing2082 
TOTAL1546100.0
88) (ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ANSWERED THAT NOT DESTROYING THE POTENTIAL LIFE OF HUMAN EMBRYOS INVOLVED IN STEM CELL RESEARCH IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN CONDUCTING STEM CELL RESEARCH THAT MIGHT RESULT IN NEW MEDICAL CURES) Can you ever imagine yourself thinking that discovering medical cures from stem cell research is more important than the potential life of human embryos, or can't you imagine changing your mind on this issue? (CELLMED)
TOTAL%
1) Can imagine thinking differently on this issue32023
2) Can't imagine changing mind on this issue93267
9) Don't know/Refused13910
Missing2236 
TOTAL1391100.0
89) Respondent's sex (SEX)
TOTAL%
1) Male174048
2) Female188752
TOTAL3627100.0
90) What is your age? (AGE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL362845.2317.63
91) What is the last grade or class that you completed in school? (EDUC)
TOTAL%
1) None, or grade 1-81153.2
2) High school incomplete39310.8
3) High school graduate119332.9
4) Business, technical, or vocational school after high school1303.6
5) Some college, no 4-year degree86523.8
6) College graduate58316.1
7) Postgraduate training3379.3
9) Don't know/Refused13.4
TOTAL3629100.0
92) Are you, yourself, of Hispanic origin or descent, such as Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban, or some other Spanish background? (HISPANIC)
TOTAL%
1) Yes3429.4
2) No326089.9
9) Don't know/Refused25.7
TOTAL3627100.0
93) (ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ANSWERED THEY WERE NOT HISPANIC) What is your race? Are you white, black, Asian, or some other race? (RACE)
TOTAL%
1) White293981
2) Black40811.2
3) Asian531.5
4) Other or mixed race1845.1
9) Don't know/Refused441.2
TOTAL3628100.0
94) Are you married, divorced, separated, widowed, or never been married? (MARSTAT)
TOTAL%
1) Married184951
2) Divorced52014.3
3) Separated1012.8
4) Widowed3038.4
5) Never been married83523
9) Don't know/Refused20.6
TOTAL3628100.0
95) Are you the parent or guardian of any children under 18 now living in your household? (KID18)
TOTAL%
1) Yes129735.7
2) No232364
9) Don't know/Refused8.2
TOTAL3628100.0
96) (ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ARE THE PARENT OR GUARDIAN OF ANY CHILDREN UNDER 18 NOW LIVING IN THEIR HOUSEHOLD) Are any of these children under the age of 5? (KID5)
TOTAL%
1) Yes54041.7
2) No75157.9
9) Don't know/Refused5.4
Missing2331 
TOTAL1296100.0
97) (ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ARE THE PARENT OR GUARDIAN OF ANY CHILDREN UNDER 18 NOW LIVING IN THEIR HOUSEHOLD) Are any of these children between the ages of 5 and 12? (KID512)
TOTAL%
1) Yes72656
2) No56743.7
9) Don't know/Refused4.3
Missing2331 
TOTAL1297100.0
98) (ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ARE THE PARENT OR GUARDIAN OF ANY CHILDREN UNDER 18 NOW LIVING IN THEIR HOUSEHOLD) Are any of these children between the ages of 12 and 17? (KID1217)
TOTAL%
1) Yes52140.2
2) No77259.5
9) Don't know/Refused4.3
Missing2331 
TOTAL1297100.0
99) Are you now employed full-time, part-time or not employed? (EMPLOYED)
TOTAL%
1) Full-time195553.9
2) Part-time46412.8
3) Not employed119532.9
9) Don't know/Refused14.4
TOTAL3628100.0
100) (ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ARE MARRIED) Is your spouse now employed full-time, part-time or not employed? (SPSEMPLY)
TOTAL%
1) Full-time116362.9
2) Part-time1749.4
3) Not employed50627.4
9) Don't know/Refused7.4
Missing1779 
TOTAL1850100.0
101) Last year, that is in 2001, what was your total family income from all sources, before taxes? (FAMINCOM)
TOTAL%
1) Less than $10,0002677.4
2) $10,000 to under $20,00037010.2
3) $20,000 to under $30,00047013
4) $30,000 to under $40,00044312.2
5) $40,000 to under $50,0003579.8
6) $50,000 to under $75,00056415.6
7) $75,000 to under $100,0003218.9
8) $100,000 or more3058.4
9) Don't know/Refused53014.6
TOTAL3627100.0
102) These days, many people are so busy they can't find time to register to vote, or move around so often they don't get a chance to re-register. Are you now registered to vote in your precinct or election district, or haven't you been able to register so far? (REGVOTE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, registered279877.1
2) No, not registered81222.4
9) Don't know/Refused18.5
TOTAL3628100.0
103) (ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ANSWERED THEY WERE REGISTERED TO VOTE) Are you absolutely certain you are registered to vote, or is there a chance your registration has lapsed because you moved or for some other reason? (POSVOTE)
TOTAL%
1) Absolutely certain269696.4
2) Chance registration has lapsed913.3
9) Don't know/Refused11.4
Missing829 
TOTAL2798100.0
104) In politics today, do you consider yourself a Republican, Democrat, or Independent? (POLITAFF)
TOTAL%
1) Republican109530.2
2) Democrat111530.7
3) Independent107829.7
4) No preference2366.5
5) Other party7.2
9) Don't know/Refused962.6
TOTAL3627100.0
105) (ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO, CONCERNING POLITICS, CONSIDER THEMSELVES "INDEPENDENT," "NO PREFERENCE," "OTHER PARTY THAN REPUBLICAN, DEMOCRAT, OR INDEPENDENT," OR "DON'T KNOW/REFUSED") As of today, do you lean more to the Republican Party or the Democratic Party? (POLLEAN)
TOTAL%
1) Republican45832.3
2) Democrat39728
9) Don't know/Refused56239.7
Missing2210 
TOTAL1417100.0
106) In the 2000 Presidential election, did things come up which kept you from voting, or did you happen to vote? If you voted, did you vote for Gore, Bush, Nader, or Buchanan? (PRES2000)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, Gore99727.5
2) Yes, Bush123234
3) Yes, Nader681.9
4) Yes, Buchanan12.3
5) Yes, other candidate21.6
6) Voted, don't remember for whom28.8
7) No, didn't vote/Too young108930
8) Don't remember if voted28.8
9) Refused1524.2
TOTAL3627100.0
107) In general, would you describe your political views as: (POLVIEWS)
TOTAL%
1) Very conservative2115.8
2) Conservative112731.1
3) Moderate142839.4
4) Liberal48213.3
5) Very liberal1544.2
9) Don't know/Refused2266.2
TOTAL3628100.0
108) (IF RESPONDENT IS MARRIED, INCLUDE "YOUR SPOUSE" ALSO) Are you (or is your spouse) a member of a labor union? (MEMUNION)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, respondent is3519.7
2) Yes, spouse is1654.5
3) Yes, both621.7
4) Neither are301383
9) Don't know/Refused371
TOTAL3628100.0
109) Which of the following best describes the place where you now live? (AREALIVE)
TOTAL%
1) A large city68018.7
2) A suburb near a large city84523.3
3) A small city or town131936.4
4) A rural area74220.5
9) Don't know/Refused411.1
TOTAL3627100.0
110) Census region (CENSUS)
TOTAL%
1) Northeast70119.3
2) Midwest85923.7
3) South129935.8
4) West76821.2
TOTAL3627100.0
111) Recoded age (AGER)
TOTAL%
1) 18-2446412.8
2) 25-3463817.6
3) 35-4477821.5
4) 45-5466618.4
5) 55-6443412
6) 65 +60216.6
9) Refused451.2
TOTAL3627100.0
112) Recoded education (EDUCR)
TOTAL%
1) Less than high school50714
2) High school graduate132436.5
3) Some college86523.8
4) College +91925.3
9) Refused13.4
TOTAL3628100.0
113) (ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ARE HISPANIC) Are you white Hispanic, black Hispanic, or some other race? (RACETHN)
TOTAL%
1) White Hispanic271074.7
2) Black Hispanic38610.6
3) Hispanic3429.4
4) Other1654.5
9) Don't know/Refused24.7
TOTAL3627100.0
114) Weight variable (see summary documentation for more information) (WEIGHT)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL1.8120.629
115) Race recoded (RACER)
TOTAL%
1) White293982
2) Black40811.4
3) Other non-white2376.6
Missing44 
TOTAL3584100.0
116) Recoded age (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-AGE)
TOTAL%
1) 18-2446413
2) 25-3463817.8
3) 35-4477821.7
4) 45-5466618.6
5) 55-6443412.1
6) 65 +60216.8
Missing45 
TOTAL3582100.0
117) Respondent's sex (for use with online analysis) (I-GENDER)
TOTAL%
1) Male174048
2) Female188752
TOTAL3627100.0
118) In politics today, do you consider yourself a Republican, Democrat, or Independent? (for use with online analysis) (I-PARTYID)
TOTAL%
1) Republican109530.2
2) Democrat111530.7
3) Independent107829.7
4) No preference2366.5
5) Other party7.2
9) Don't know/Refused962.6
TOTAL3627100.0
119) Last year, that is in 2001, what was your total family income from all sources, before taxes? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-INCOME)
TOTAL%
1) Less than $20,00063717.6
3) $20,000 to under $40,00091325.2
5) $40,000 to under $75,00092125.4
7) $75,000 to under $100,0003218.9
8) $100,000 or more3058.4
9) Don't know/Refused53014.6
TOTAL3627100.0
120) Recoded education (for use with online analysis) (I-EDUC)
TOTAL%
1) Less than high school50714
2) High school graduate132436.5
3) Some college86523.8
4) College +91925.3
9) Refused13.4
TOTAL3628100.0
121) Are you married, divorced, separated, widowed, or never been married? (for use with online analysis) (I-MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Married184951
2) Divorced52014.3
3) Separated1012.8
4) Widowed3038.4
5) Never been married83523
9) Don't know/Refused20.6
TOTAL3628100.0
122) Aside from weddings and funerals, how often do you attend religious services? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-ATTEND)
TOTAL%
1) More than once a week54315.1
2) Once a week89825
3) Once or twice a month60216.7
4) A few times a year66918.6
5) Seldom56115.6
6) Never3259
Missing29 
TOTAL3598100.0