Religion and Public Life Survey, 2001

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All frequencies weighted by 155) WEIGHT
1) ID NUMBER (ID)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL468314210.0412223.58
2) Form number (FORM)
TOTAL%
1) Form 1231349.4
2) Form 2237050.6
TOTAL4683100.0
3) All in all, are you satisfied or dissatisfied with the way things are going in this country today? (SATCNTRY)
TOTAL%
1) Satisfied220247
2) Dissatisfied212545.4
9) Don't Know/Refused3557.6
TOTAL4682100.0
4) When you need help, would you say that you can turn to many people for support, just a few people, or hardly any people for support? (PPLSPRT)
TOTAL%
1) Many people202043.1
2) Just a few people198442.4
3) Hardly any people50810.9
4) No one/None1042.2
9) Don't Know/Refused661.4
TOTAL4682100.0
5) Next I would like to talk with you about volunteer activity. By volunteer activity, I mean not just belonging to an organization, but actually spending your time helping without being paid for it. In the past year have you volunteered your time to: any church or religious group (VOLREL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes187140
2) No279859.8
9) Don't Know/Refused13.3
TOTAL4682100.0
6) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO VOLUNTEERED FOR ANY CHURCH OR RELIGIOUS GROUP IN THE LAST YEAR (VOLREL). In the past month, on about how many days, if any, have you volunteered for a church or religious group? (MONREL)
TOTAL%
0) Zero days30416.3
1) One day21711.6
2) Two days26214
3) Three days1628.7
4) Four days34418.4
5) Five days1226.5
6) Six days744
7) Seven days321.7
8) Eight days945
9) Nine days12.6
10) Ten days552.9
11) Eleven days2.1
12) Twelve days552.9
13) Thirteen days2.1
14) Fourteen days11.6
15) Fifteen days16.9
16) Sixteen days4.2
17) Seventeen days00
18) Eighteen days00
19) Nineteen days00
20) Twenty days191
21) Twenty-one days00
22) Twenty-two days00
23) Twenty-three days00
24) Twenty-four days2.1
25) Twenty-five days2.1
26) Twenty-six days00
27) Twenty-seven days00
28) Twenty-eight days6.3
29) Twenty-nine days00
30) Thirty days261.4
31) Thirty-one days8.4
99) Don't Know/Refused382
Missing2812 
TOTAL1869100.0
7) Next I would like to talk with you about volunteer activity. By volunteer activity, I mean not just belonging to an organization, but actually spending your time helping without being paid for it. In the past year have you volunteered your time to: any political organizations or candidates (VOLPOL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes2976.3
2) No438193.6
9) Don't Know/Refused4.1
TOTAL4682100.0
8) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO VOLUNTEERED FOR ANY POLITIAL ORGANIZATIONS OR CANDIDATES IN THE LAST YEAR (VOLPOL). In the past month, on about how many days, if any, have you volunteered for any political organizations or candidates? (MONPOL)
TOTAL%
0) Zero days15752.9
1) One day3110.4
2) Two days3311.1
3) Three days134.4
4) Four days186.1
5) Five days62
6) Six days2.7
7) Seven days82.7
8) Eight days00
9) Nine days00
10) Ten days51.7
11) Eleven days00
12) Twelve days2.7
13) Thirteen days00
14) Fourteen days00
15) Fifteen days00
16) Sixteen days2.7
17) Seventeen days00
18) Eighteen days00
19) Nineteen days00
20) Twenty days00
21) Twenty-one days00
22) Twenty-two days00
23) Twenty-three days00
24) Twenty-four days00
25) Twenty-five days00
26) Twenty-six days00
27) Twenty-seven days00
28) Twenty-eight days31
29) Twenty-nine days00
30) Thirty days00
31) Thirty-one days00
99) Don't Know/Refused175.7
Missing4385 
TOTAL297100.0
9) Next I would like to talk with you about volunteer activity. By volunteer activity, I mean not just belonging to an organization, but actually spending your time helping without being paid for it. In the past year have you volunteered your time to: any child or youth development programs, such as day care centers, schools, tutoring, Scouts or Little League (VOLYOUTH)
TOTAL%
1) Yes143630.7
2) No324269.2
9) Don't Know/Refused5.1
TOTAL4683100.0
10) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO VOLUNTEERED FOR ANY CHILD OR YOUTH DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS, SUCH AS DAY CARE CENTERS, SCHOOLS, TUTORING, SCOUTS OR LITTLE LEAGUE IN THE LAST YEAR (VOLYOUTH). In the past month, on about how many days, if any, have you volunteered for any child or youth development programs such as day care centers, schools, tutoring, Scouts or Little League? (MONYOUTH)
TOTAL%
0) Zero days26118.2
1) One day16611.6
2) Two days20314.1
3) Three days1168.1
4) Four days20414.2
5) Five days966.7
6) Six days221.5
7) Seven days302.1
8) Eight days533.7
9) Nine days11.8
10) Ten days543.8
11) Eleven days2.1
12) Twelve days302.1
13) Thirteen days2.1
14) Fourteen days161.1
15) Fifteen days282
16) Sixteen days9.6
17) Seventeen days00
18) Eighteen days1.1
19) Nineteen days1.1
20) Twenty days503.5
21) Twenty-one days00
22) Twenty-two days2.1
23) Twenty-three days00
24) Twenty-four days4.3
25) Twenty-five days13.9
26) Twenty-six days00
27) Twenty-seven days00
28) Twenty-eight days10.7
29) Twenty-nine days00
30) Thirty days211.5
31) Thirty-one days161.1
99) Don't Know/Refused141
Missing3247 
TOTAL1435100.0
11) Next I would like to talk with you about volunteer activity. By volunteer activity, I mean not just belonging to an organization, but actually spending your time helping without being paid for it. In the past year have you volunteered your time to: any arts or cultural organization, like a theater or music group, museum, or public TV station (VOLARTS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes4649.9
2) No421289.9
9) Don't Know/Refused7.1
TOTAL4683100.0
12) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO VOLUNTEERED FOR ANY ARTS OR CULTURAL ORGANIZATION, LIKE A THEATER OR MUSIC GROUP, MUSEUM, OR PUBLIC TV STATION IN THE LAST YEAR (VOLARTS). In the past month, on about how many days, if any, have you volunteered for any arts or cultural organization, like a theater or music group, museum, or public TV station? (MONARTS)
TOTAL%
0) Zero days12326.6
1) One day4910.6
2) Two days8117.5
3) Three days388.2
4) Four days4710.2
5) Five days245.2
6) Six days71.5
7) Seven days61.3
8) Eight days153.2
9) Nine days00
10) Ten days91.9
11) Eleven days00
12) Twelve days4.9
13) Thirteen days2.4
14) Fourteen days2.4
15) Fifteen days61.3
16) Sixteen days1.2
17) Seventeen days00
18) Eighteen days00
19) Nineteen days00
20) Twenty days204.3
21) Twenty-one days00
22) Twenty-two days00
23) Twenty-three days00
24) Twenty-four days1.2
25) Twenty-five days2.4
26) Twenty-six days00
27) Twenty-seven days00
28) Twenty-eight days1.2
29) Twenty-nine days00
30) Thirty days153.2
31) Thirty-one days1.2
99) Don't Know/Refused81.7
Missing4219 
TOTAL462100.0
13) Next I would like to talk with you about volunteer activity. By volunteer activity, I mean not just belonging to an organization, but actually spending your time helping without being paid for it. In the past year have you volunteered your time to: any neighborhood, civic or community group such as a block association or a neighborhood watch (VOLCIVIC)
TOTAL%
1) Yes84318
2) No383581.9
9) Don't Know/Refused4.1
TOTAL4682100.0
14) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO VOLUNTEERED FOR ANY NEIGHBORHOOD, CIVIC OR COMMUNITY GROUP SUCH AS A BLOCK ASSOCIATION OR A NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH IN THE LAST YEAR (VOLCIVIC). In the past month, on about how many days, if any, have you volunteered for any neighborhood, civic or community group such as a block association or a neighborhood watch? (MONCIVIC)
TOTAL%
0) Zero days19923.6
1) One day15518.4
2) Two days14016.6
3) Three days718.4
4) Four days698.2
5) Five days516
6) Six days8.9
7) Seven days172
8) Eight days7.8
9) Nine days00
10) Ten days232.7
11) Eleven days2.2
12) Twelve days7.8
13) Thirteen days00
14) Fourteen days7.8
15) Fifteen days91.1
16) Sixteen days2.2
17) Seventeen days2.2
18) Eighteen days1.1
19) Nineteen days00
20) Twenty days7.8
21) Twenty-one days00
22) Twenty-two days00
23) Twenty-three days00
24) Twenty-four days00
25) Twenty-five days2.2
26) Twenty-six days00
27) Twenty-seven days00
28) Twenty-eight days7.8
29) Twenty-nine days00
30) Thirty days283.3
31) Thirty-one days141.7
99) Don't Know/Refused161.9
Missing3839 
TOTAL844100.0
15) Next I would like to talk with you about volunteer activity. By volunteer activity, I mean not just belonging to an organization, but actually spending your time helping without being paid for it. In the past year have you volunteered your time to: any organization to help the poor, sick, elderly, or homeless (VOLPOOR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes147131.4
2) No319968.3
9) Don't Know/Refused13.3
TOTAL4683100.0
16) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO VOLUNTEERED FOR ANY ORGANIZATION TO HELP THE POOR, SICK, ELDERLY, OR HOMELESS IN THE LAST YEAR (VOLPOOR). In the past month, on about how many days, if any, have you volunteered for any organization to help the poor, sick, elderly, or homeless? (MONPOOR)
TOTAL%
0) Zero days43429.5
1) One day23816.2
2) Two days18312.4
3) Three days14810.1
4) Four days15410.5
5) Five days604.1
6) Six days251.7
7) Seven days211.4
8) Eight days332.2
9) Nine days00
10) Ten days231.6
11) Eleven days00
12) Twelve days13.9
13) Thirteen days00
14) Fourteen days281.9
15) Fifteen days141
16) Sixteen days5.3
17) Seventeen days00
18) Eighteen days00
19) Nineteen days00
20) Twenty days181.2
21) Twenty-one days2.1
22) Twenty-two days00
23) Twenty-three days00
24) Twenty-four days00
25) Twenty-five days3.2
26) Twenty-six days00
27) Twenty-seven days00
28) Twenty-eight days00
29) Twenty-nine days00
30) Thirty days221.5
31) Thirty-one days161.1
99) Don't Know/Refused322.2
Missing3212 
TOTAL1472100.0
17) Now I am going 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. (FAVDTHPN)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly favor139829.9
2) Favor166435.5
3) Oppose81417.4
4) Strongly oppose48010.2
9) Don't Know/Refused3277
TOTAL4683100.0
18) Which one of the following has had the biggest influence on your thinking on the issue of the death penalty for persons convicted of murder? (INFDTHPN)
TOTAL%
1) A personal experience57112.2
2) The views of your friends and family2355
3) What you have seen or read in the media115924.7
4) Your religious beliefs108923.2
5) Your education64713.8
6) Something else (specify)78816.8
9) Don't Know/Refused1954.2
TOTAL4684100.0
19) Now I am going 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 next one is: allowing gays and lesbians to marry legally. (FAVGYMRY)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly favor3958.4
2) Favor123926.5
3) Oppose106322.7
4) Strongly oppose159734.1
9) Don't Know/Refused3908.3
TOTAL4684100.0
20) Which one of the following has had the biggest influence on your thinking on the issue of allowing gays and lesbians to marry legally? (INFGYMRY)
TOTAL%
1) A personal experience57712.3
2) The views of your friends and family3607.7
3) What you have seen or read in the media4128.8
4) Your religious beliefs184739.4
5) Your education56812.1
6) Something else (specify)71615.3
9) Don't Know/Refused2034.3
TOTAL4683100.0
21) Now I am going 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 next one is: providing more generous government assistance to the poor. (FAVASTPR)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly favor129127.6
2) Favor212245.3
3) Oppose78716.8
4) Strongly oppose2896.2
9) Don't Know/Refused1944.1
TOTAL4683100.0
22) Which one of the following has had the biggest influence on your thinking on the issue of providing more generous government assistance to the poor? (INFASTPR)
TOTAL%
1) A personal experience129827.7
2) The views of your friends and family3547.6
3) What you have seen or read in the media88118.8
4) Your religious beliefs58412.5
5) Your education77316.5
6) Something else (specify)66814.3
9) Don't Know/Refused1252.7
TOTAL4683100.0
23) Now I am going 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 next one is: allowing unrestricted scientific research related to human cloning. (FAVHMCLN)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly favor1042.2
2) Favor51511
3) Oppose155733.3
4) Strongly oppose223447.7
9) Don't Know/Refused2725.8
TOTAL4682100.0
24) Which one of the following has had the biggest influence on your thinking on the issue of allowing unrestricted scientific research related to human cloning? (INFHMCLN)
TOTAL%
1) A personal experience2846.1
2) The views of your friends and family992.1
3) What you have seen or read in the media96820.7
4) Your religious beliefs162934.8
5) Your education87518.7
6) Something else (specify)63213.5
9) Don't Know/Refused1974.2
TOTAL4684100.0
25) Now I am going 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 next one is: an across the board income tax cut. (FAVTAXCT)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly favor131328
2) Favor184739.4
3) Oppose77616.6
4) Strongly oppose3507.5
9) Don't Know/Refused3978.5
TOTAL4683100.0
26) Now I am going 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 next one is: making it legal for doctors to give terminally ill patients the means to end their lives. (FAVENDLF)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly favor88919
2) Favor156733.5
3) Oppose104422.3
4) Strongly oppose86018.4
9) Don't Know/Refused3246.9
TOTAL4684100.0
27) Which one of the following has had the biggest influence on your thinking on the issue of making it legal for doctors to give terminally ill patients the means to end their lives? (INFENDLF)
TOTAL%
1) A personal experience111423.8
2) The views of your friends and family3677.8
3) What you have seen or read in the media59412.7
4) Your religious beliefs128827.5
5) Your education52911.3
6) Something else (specify)62713.4
9) Don't Know/Refused1653.5
TOTAL4684100.0
28) Now I am going 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 next 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. (FAVAPLFD)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly favor69029.8
2) Favor103344.7
3) Oppose29312.7
4) Strongly oppose1978.5
9) Don't Know/Refused994.3
Missing2370 
TOTAL2312100.0
29) Now I am going 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 next one is: giving government funding to churches and other houses of worship so they can provide social services such as job training or drug treatment counseling to people who need them. (FAVGOVFD)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly favor63026.6
2) Favor93439.4
3) Oppose45219.1
4) Strongly oppose26611.2
9) Don't Know/Refused883.7
Missing2313 
TOTAL2370100.0
30) Now I'm going to read you a couple of statements. Please tell if you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree with each 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. (AGHLPMR)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree156833.5
2) Mostly agree245452.4
3) Mostly disagree4289.1
4) Completely disagree1142.4
9) Don't Know/Refused1182.5
TOTAL4682100.0
31) Which one of the following has had the biggest influence on your thinking on the issue that 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? (INFHLPMR)
TOTAL%
1) A personal experience162934.8
2) The views of your friends and family55711.9
3) What you have seen or read in the media51911.1
4) Your religious beliefs84318
5) Your education4519.6
6) Something else (specify)57212.2
9) Don't Know/Refused1112.4
TOTAL4682100.0
32) Do you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree that, in the future, the U.S. and other Western powers have a moral obligation to use military force if necessary, to prevent one group of people from committing genocide against another? (AGMILOB)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree170036.3
2) Mostly agree177838
3) Mostly disagree50010.7
4) Completely disagree2816
9) Don't Know/Refused4249.1
TOTAL4683100.0
33) Which one of the following has had the biggest influence on your thinking on the issue that in the future, the U.S. and other Western powers have a moral obligation to use military force if necessary, to prevent one group of people from committing genocide against another? (INFMILOB)
TOTAL%
1) A personal experience54511.6
2) The views of your friends and family2114.5
3) What you have seen or read in the media161234.4
4) Your religious beliefs58912.6
5) Your education85018.2
6) Something else (specify)55011.7
9) Don't Know/Refused3256.9
TOTAL4682100.0
34) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO COMPLETED FORM 1. In your opinion, should the churches keep out of political matters- or should they express their views on day-to-day social and political questions? (CHPOLVWS)
TOTAL%
1) Should keep out105145.4
2) Should express views111648.2
9) No opinion1466.3
Missing2370 
TOTAL2313100.0
35) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO COMPLETED FORM 2. In your opinion, should churches and other houses of worship keep out of political matters- or should they express their views on day-to-day social and political questions? (RLPOLVWS)
TOTAL%
1) Should keep out102843.4
2) Should express views120050.6
9) No opinion1426
Missing2313 
TOTAL2370100.0
36) Do you think it is ever right for clergy to discuss political candidates or issues from the pulpit? (CLRGYPOL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes130427.8
2) No306565.4
9) Don't Know/Refused3146.7
TOTAL4683100.0
37) Form1AB (FORM1AB)
TOTAL%
1) Form 1a110948
2) Form 1b120352
Missing2370 
TOTAL2312100.0
38) From2AB (FORM2AB)
TOTAL%
1) Form 2a115448.7
2) Form 2b121651.3
Missing2313 
TOTAL2370100.0
39) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO COMPLETED FORM 1. Now I'd like your views on some groups and organizations. Please tell me which category best describes your overall opinion of what you read. Would you say your overall opinion of Congress is very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable? (FAVCONG)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable1345.8
2) Mostly favorable116550.4
3) Mostly unfavorable60626.2
4) Very unfavorable2249.7
5) Never heard of15.6
8) Can't rate1396
9) Refused281.2
Missing2370 
TOTAL2311100.0
40) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO COMPLETED FORM 2. Now I'd like your views on some groups and organizations. Please tell me which category best describes your overall opinion of what you read. Would you say your overall opinion of the Supreme Court is very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable? (FAVSPRCT)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable35715.1
2) Mostly favorable136257.4
3) Mostly unfavorable34914.7
4) Very unfavorable1235.2
5) Never heard of3.1
8) Can't rate1415.9
9) Refused361.5
Missing2313 
TOTAL2371100.0
41) Now I'd like your views on some groups and organizations. Please tell me which category best describes your overall opinion of what you read. Would you say your overall opinion of the Christian conservative movement is very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable? (FAVCCMVT)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable4108.8
2) Mostly favorable153632.8
3) Mostly unfavorable92419.7
4) Very unfavorable50010.7
5) Never heard of55911.9
8) Can't rate65514
9) Refused982.1
TOTAL4682100.0
42) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO COMPLETED FORM 1. Now I'd like your views on some groups and organizations. Please tell me which category best describes your overall opinion of what you read. Would you say your overall opinion of business corporations is very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable? (FAVBSCRP)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable2099
2) Mostly favorable129956.2
3) Mostly unfavorable44219.1
4) Very unfavorable1476.4
5) Never heard of19.8
8) Can't rate1506.5
9) Refused462
Missing2370 
TOTAL2312100.0
43) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO COMPLETED FORM 2. Now I'd like your views on some groups and organizations. Please tell me which category best describes your overall opinion of what you read. Would you say your overall opinion of labor unions is very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable? (FAVLBRUN)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable37815.9
2) Mostly favorable110546.6
3) Mostly unfavorable50821.4
4) Very unfavorable1636.9
5) Never heard of19.8
8) Can't rate1496.3
9) Refused492.1
Missing2313 
TOTAL2371100.0
44) Now I'd like your views on some groups and organizations. Please tell me which category best describes your overall opinion of what you read. Would you say your overall opinion of the motion picture and entertainment television industry is very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable? (FAVENTIN)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable3717.9
2) Mostly favorable199642.6
3) Mostly unfavorable143730.7
4) Very unfavorable68114.5
5) Never heard of18.4
8) Can't rate1423
9) Refused37.8
TOTAL4682100.0
45) Now I'd like your views on some specific religious groups. Is your overall opinion of Catholics very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable? (FAVCATH)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable89319.1
2) Mostly favorable257555
3) Mostly unfavorable47710.2
4) Very unfavorable1503.2
5) Never heard of19.4
8) Can't rate4539.7
9) Refused1152.5
TOTAL4682100.0
46) Now I'd like your views on some specific religious groups. Is your overall opinion of Jews very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable? (FAVJEWS)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable73715.7
2) Mostly favorable261055.7
3) Mostly unfavorable3647.8
4) Very unfavorable901.9
5) Never heard of24.5
8) Can't rate72315.4
9) Refused1342.9
TOTAL4682100.0
47) Now I'd like your views on some specific religious groups. Is your overall opinion of Evangelical Christians very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable? (FAVEVANC)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable59512.7
2) Mostly favorable195941.8
3) Mostly unfavorable58812.6
4) Very unfavorable2014.3
5) Never heard of3627.7
8) Can't rate81517.4
9) Refused1633.5
TOTAL4683100.0
48) Now I'd like your views on some specific religious groups. Is your overall opinion of Muslim Americans very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable? (FAVMUSAM)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable3086.6
2) Mostly favorable178438.1
3) Mostly unfavorable75716.2
4) Very unfavorable3848.2
5) Never heard of1954.2
8) Can't rate110623.6
9) Refused1493.2
TOTAL4683100.0
49) Now I'd like your views on some specific religious groups. Is your overall opinion of American Buddhists very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable? (FAVAMBUD)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable2755.9
2) Mostly favorable145631.1
3) Mostly unfavorable66614.2
4) Very unfavorable49310.5
5) Never heard of3246.9
8) Can't rate130928
9) Refused1593.4
TOTAL4682100.0
50) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO COMPLETED FORM 1A. Now I'd like your views on some specific religious groups. Is your overall opinion of Methodists very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable? (FAVMETH)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable17415.7
2) Mostly favorable63056.8
3) Mostly unfavorable726.5
4) Very unfavorable211.9
5) Never heard of252.3
8) Can't rate16615
9) Refused222
Missing3573 
TOTAL1110100.0
51) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO COMPLETED FORM 1B. Now I'd like your views on some specific religious groups. Is your overall opinion of Episcopalians very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable? (FAVEPIS)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable1199.9
2) Mostly favorable52743.8
3) Mostly unfavorable715.9
4) Very unfavorable413.4
5) Never heard of1139.4
8) Can't rate28623.8
9) Refused473.9
Missing3479 
TOTAL1204100.0
52) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO COMPLETED FORM 2A. Now I'd like your views on some specific religious groups. Is your overall opinion of Lutherans very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable? (FAVLUTH)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable14512.6
2) Mostly favorable59551.6
3) Mostly unfavorable998.6
4) Very unfavorable272.3
5) Never heard of433.7
8) Can't rate21318.5
9) Refused322.8
Missing3529 
TOTAL1154100.0
53) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO COMPLETED FORM 2B. Now I'd like your views on some specific religious groups. Is your overall opinion of Presbyterians very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable? (FAVPRESB)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable14011.5
2) Mostly favorable67455.4
3) Mostly unfavorable786.4
4) Very unfavorable302.5
5) Never heard of373
8) Can't rate23219.1
9) Refused252.1
Missing3466 
TOTAL1216100.0
54) Now I'd like your views on some specific religious groups. Is your overall opinion of atheists, that is, people who don't believe in God, very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable? (FAVATHST)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable2044.4
2) Mostly favorable114224.4
3) Mostly unfavorable102822
4) Very unfavorable164735.2
5) Never heard of18.4
8) Can't rate51411
9) Refused1302.8
TOTAL4683100.0
55) At the present time, do you think religion as a whole is increasing its influence on American life or losing its influence? (INCRLINF)
TOTAL%
1) Increasing172736.9
2) Losing256554.8
3) Staying the same1954.2
9) No opinion1954.2
TOTAL4682100.0
56) In general, who do you think can do the best job of providing services to people in need? (PRVDSRVC)
TOTAL%
1) Religious organizations174737.3
2) Non-religious, community-based organizations124526.6
3) Federal and state government agencies128127.4
4) None of the above1112.4
9) Don't Know/Refused2996.4
TOTAL4683100.0
57) These days, how much do you think churches, synagogues and other houses of worship contribute to solving important social problems... a great deal, some, not much, or nothing at all? (RELSOLVE)
TOTAL%
1) A great deal107022.8
2) Some244352.2
3) Not much84017.9
4) Nothing at all1663.5
9) Don't Know/Refused1643.5
TOTAL4683100.0
58) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO COMPLETED FORM 1. Please indicate who you think could do the best job of providing services to people in need. Who could do the best job providing the service of treatment for drug and alcohol addiction: a religious organization, a non-religious community-based group, or a federal or state government agency? (PRVADDCT)
TOTAL%
1) Religious organizations62727.1
2) Non-religious, community-based organizations83135.9
3) Federal and state government agencies71530.9
4) None of the above421.8
9) Don't Know/Refused994.3
Missing2370 
TOTAL2314100.0
59) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO COMPLETED FORM 2. Please indicate who you think could do the best job of providing services to people in need. Who could do the best job providing the service of literacy training: a religious organization, a non-religious community-based group, or a federal or state government agency? (PRVLIT)
TOTAL%
1) Religious organizations27411.6
2) Non-religious, community-based organizations74831.6
3) Federal and state government agencies115848.9
4) None of the above502.1
9) Don't Know/Refused1405.9
Missing2313 
TOTAL2370100.0
60) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO COMPLETED FORM 1. Please indicate who you think could do the best job of providing services to people in need. Who could do the best job providing the services of mentoring programs for young people: a religious organization, a non-religious community-based group, or a federal or state government agency? (PRVMNTR)
TOTAL%
1) Religious organizations93440.4
2) Non-religious, community-based organizations89738.8
3) Federal and state government agencies33814.6
4) None of the above401.7
9) Don't Know/Refused1044.5
Missing2370 
TOTAL2313100.0
61) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO COMPLETED FORM 2. Please indicate who you think could do the best job of providing services to people in need. Who could do the best job providing the service of feeding the homeless: a religious organization, a non-religious community-based group, or a federal or state government agency? (PRVFOOD)
TOTAL%
1) Religious organizations94740
2) Non-religious, community-based organizations59024.9
3) Federal and state government agencies67728.6
4) None of the above391.6
9) Don't Know/Refused1174.9
Missing2313 
TOTAL2370100.0
62) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO COMPLETED FORM 1. Please indicate who you think could do the best job of providing services to people in need. Who could do the best job providing the service of counseling teens about pregnancy: a religious organization, a non-religious community-based group, or a federal or state government agency? (PRVPREG)
TOTAL%
1) Religious organizations90038.9
2) Non-religious, community-based organizations96541.7
3) Federal and state government agencies27111.7
4) None of the above783.4
9) Don't Know/Refused994.3
Missing2370 
TOTAL2313100.0
63) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO COMPLETED FORM 2. Please indicate who you think could do the best job of providing services to people in need. Who could do the best job providing the service of child care: a religious organization, a non-religious community-based group, or a federal or state government agency? (PRVCHLDC)
TOTAL%
1) Religious organizations69829.4
2) Non-religious, community-based organizations76032.1
3) Federal and state government agencies68729
4) None of the above873.7
9) Don't Know/Refused1395.9
Missing2313 
TOTAL2371100.0
64) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO COMPLETED FORM 1. Please indicate who you think could do the best job of providing services to people in need. Who could do the best job providing the service of health care: a religious organization, a non-religious community-based group, or a federal or state government agency? (PRVHLTHC)
TOTAL%
1) Religious organizations2189.4
2) Non-religious, community-based organizations63627.5
3) Federal and state government agencies129756.1
4) None of the above492.1
9) Don't Know/Refused1124.8
Missing2370 
TOTAL2312100.0
65) ASKED ONLY OF REPSONDENTS WHO COMPLETED FORM 2. Please indicate who you think could do the best job of providing services to people in need. Who could do the best job providing the service of job training: a religious organization, a non-religious community-based group, or a federal or state government agency? (PRVJBTRN)
TOTAL%
1) Religious organizations1285.4
2) Non-religious, community-based organizations65027.4
3) Federal and state government agencies143860.7
4) None of the above311.3
9) Don't Know/Refused1225.1
Missing2313 
TOTAL2369100.0
66) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO COMPLETED FORM 1. Please indicate who you think could do the best job of providing services to people in need. Who could do the best job providing the services of counseling and educating prisoners: a religious organization, a non-religious community-based group, or a federal or state government agency? (PRVCOUNS)
TOTAL%
1) Religious organizations93240.3
2) Non-religious, community-based organizations42418.3
3) Federal and state government agencies79834.5
4) None of the above532.3
9) Don't Know/Refused1054.5
Missing2370 
TOTAL2312100.0
67) For each specific religious group, please indicate whether you would favor or oppose this group applying for government funds to provide social services to people who need them. -- Individual churches, synagogues and other houses of worship. (APLINDV)
TOTAL%
1) Favor283160.5
2) Oppose162434.7
9) Don't Know/Refused2284.9
TOTAL4683100.0
68) For each specific religious group, please indicate whether you would favor or oppose this group applying for government funds to provide social services to people who need them. -- Charitable organizations that have a religious affiliation. (APLCHAR)
TOTAL%
1) Favor324269.2
2) Oppose120025.6
9) Don't Know/Refused2415.1
TOTAL4683100.0
69) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO COMPLETED FORM 1. For each specific religious group, please indicate whether you would favor or oppose this group applying for government funds to provide social services to people who need them. -- Catholic churches. (APLCATH)
TOTAL%
1) Favor144362.4
2) Oppose74332.1
9) Don't Know/Refused1275.5
Missing2370 
TOTAL2313100.0
70) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO COMPLETED FORM 1. For each specific religious group, please indicate whether you would favor or oppose this group applying for government funds to provide social services to people who need them. -- Muslim mosques. (APLMUSLM)
TOTAL%
1) Favor87838
2) Oppose106045.8
9) Don't Know/Refused37416.2
Missing2370 
TOTAL2312100.0
71) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO COMPLETED FORM 1. For each specific religious group, please indicate whether you would favor or oppose this group applying for government funds to provide social services to people who need them. -- The Church of Scientology. (APLCHSCI)
TOTAL%
1) Favor59125.6
2) Oppose121252.4
9) Don't Know/Refused50922
Missing2370 
TOTAL2312100.0
72) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO COMPLETED FORM 1. For each specific religious group, please indicate whether you would favor or oppose this group applying for government funds to provide social services to people who need them. -- Buddhist temples. (APLBUD)
TOTAL%
1) Favor87838
2) Oppose107146.3
9) Don't Know/Refused36415.7
Missing2370 
TOTAL2313100.0
73) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO COMPLETED FORM 1. For each specific religious group, please indicate whether you would favor or oppose this group applying for government funds to provide social services to people who need them. -- Evangelical Christian churches. (APLEVANC)
TOTAL%
1) Favor119651.7
2) Oppose81335.1
9) Don't Know/Refused30413.1
Missing2370 
TOTAL2313100.0
74) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO COMPLETED FORM 2. For each specific religious group, please indicate whether you would favor or oppose this group applying for government funds to provide social services to people who need them. -- Protestant churches. (APLPROT)
TOTAL%
1) Favor144761.1
2) Oppose73230.9
9) Don't Know/Refused1918.1
Missing2313 
TOTAL2370100.0
75) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO COMPLETED FORM 2. For each specific religious group, please indicate whether you would favor or oppose this group applying for government funds to provide social services to people who need them. -- Jewish synagogues. (APLJEWSH)
TOTAL%
1) Favor136457.6
2) Oppose80433.9
9) Don't Know/Refused2028.5
Missing2313 
TOTAL2370100.0
76) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO COMPLETED FORM 2. For each specific religious group, please indicate whether you would favor or oppose this group applying for government funds to provide social services to people who need them. -- Louis Farrakhan's Nation of Islam. (APLISLAM)
TOTAL%
1) Favor68729
2) Oppose125953.1
9) Don't Know/Refused42417.9
Missing2313 
TOTAL2370100.0
77) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO C0MPLETED FORM 2. For each specific religious group, please indicate whether you would favor or oppose this group applying for government funds to provide social services to people who need them. -- The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, or Mormon churches. (APLMRMN)
TOTAL%
1) Favor119550.4
2) Oppose97841.3
9) Don't Know/Refused1978.3
Missing2313 
TOTAL2370100.0
78) Here are some reasons people oppose the idea of allowing churches and other houses of worship to use government money to provide social services. Please indicate whether the following reason is an important concern of yours, or not. -- This would interfere with the separation between church and state. (OPSSEP)
TOTAL%
1) Important concern241451.6
2) Not an important concern212445.4
9) Don't Know/Refused1443.1
TOTAL4682100.0
79) Here are some reasons people oppose the idea of allowing churches and other houses of worship to use government money to provide social services. Please indicate whether the following reason is an important concern of yours, or not. -- The people who receive these services might be forced to take part in religious practices. (OPSPRAC)
TOTAL%
1) Important concern280760
2) Not an important concern175937.6
9) Don't Know/Refused1162.5
TOTAL4682100.0
80) Here are some reasons people oppose the idea of allowing churches and other houses of worship to use government money to provide social services. Please indicate whether the following reason is an important concern of yours, or not. -- The programs may not meet the same standards as government-based programs. (OPSSTNDS)
TOTAL%
1) Important concern219246.8
2) Not an important concern225748.2
9) Don't Know/Refused2345
TOTAL4683100.0
81) Here are some reasons people oppose the idea of allowing churches and other houses of worship to use government money to provide social services. Please indicate whether the following reason is an important concern of yours, or not. -- This might increase religious divisions within this country (OPSRELDV)
TOTAL%
1) Important concern222947.6
2) Not an important concern225148.1
9) Don't Know/Refused2034.3
TOTAL4683100.0
82) Here are some reasons people oppose the idea of allowing churches and other houses of worship to use government money to provide social services. Please indicate whether the following reason is an important concern of yours, or not. -- Government might get too involved in what religious organizations do. (OPSGOVT)
TOTAL%
1) Important concern318167.9
2) Not an important concern138429.6
9) Don't Know/Refused1182.5
TOTAL4683100.0
83) Here are some reasons people favor the idea of allowing churches and other houses of worship to use government money to provide social services. Please indicate whether the following reason is an important concern of yours, or not. -- Religious groups could do a better job because the power of religion can change people's lives. (FAVSSREL)
TOTAL%
1) Important reason290962.1
2) Not an important reason162334.7
9) Don't Know/Refused1503.2
TOTAL4682100.0
84) Here are some reasons people favor the idea of allowing churches and other houses of worship to use government money to provide social services. Please indicate whether the following reason is an important concern of yours, or not. -- The people who provide the services would be more caring and compassionate. (FAVSSPPL)
TOTAL%
1) Important reason338072.2
2) Not an important reason115524.7
9) Don't Know/Refused1483.2
TOTAL4683100.0
85) Here are some reasons people favor the idea of allowing churches and other houses of worship to use government money to provide social services. Please indicate whether the following reason is an important concern of yours, or not. -- Religious groups could provide services more efficiently than government programs. (FAVSSEFF)
TOTAL%
1) Important reason279159.6
2) Not an important reason169136.1
9) Don't Know/Refused2014.3
TOTAL4683100.0
86) Here are some reasons people favor the idea of allowing churches and other houses of worship to use government money to provide social services. Please indicate whether the following reason is an important concern of yours, or not. -- People who need social services should have a variety of options to pick from. (FAVSSVAR)
TOTAL%
1) Important reason363677.7
2) Not an important reason91919.6
9) Don't Know/Refused1272.7
TOTAL4682100.0
87) If religious organizations do use government funds to provide social services, do you think these organizations should be allowed to only hire people who share their religious beliefs, or should they not be allowed to do this? (HIRESHAR)
TOTAL%
1) Should be allowed to only hire people who share their religious beliefs83517.8
2) Shouldn't be allowed to do this364877.9
9) Don't Know/Refused1994.3
TOTAL4682100.0
88) 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) Christian369078.8
2) Jewish561.2
3) Muslim22.5
4) Other non-Christian571.2
5) Atheist591.3
6) Agnostic932
7) Something else (specify)2345
8) No preference3948.4
9) Don't Know/Refused781.7
TOTAL4683100.0
89) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO INDICATED THEY WERE "CHRISTIAN" FOR RELPREF. Are you Protestant, Catholic, Mormon, Orthodox - such as Greek or Russian Orthodox, or something else? (SPFCHRSN)
TOTAL%
1) Protestant189551.4
2) Catholic97226.3
3) Mormon822.2
4) Orthodox30.8
5) Something else (specify)59416.1
9) Don't Know/Refused1163.1
Missing993 
TOTAL3689100.0
90) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO INDICATED THEY WERE 1 "PROTESTANT" OR 5 "SOMETHING ELSE" FOR SPFCHRSN. Indicate which if any of these denominations you are affiliated with. (SPFPROT)
TOTAL%
1) Baptist77731.2
2) Methodist36514.7
3) Lutheran2118.5
4) Presbyterian1405.6
5) Congregational or United Church of Christ1305.2
6) Nondenominational or Independent Church2439.8
7) Pentecostal1988
8) Episcopalian712.9
9) Reformed13.5
10) Something else (specify)24910
11) Nothing in particular702.8
99) Don't Know/Refused23.9
Missing2194 
TOTAL2490100.0
91) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO INDICATED THEY WERE 1 "CHRISTIAN" OR 7 "SOMETHING ELSE" FOR RELPREF. Would you describe yourself as a "born-again" or evangelical Christian, or not? (BORNAGN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes169843.3
2) No202951.7
9) Don't Know/Refused1975
Missing759 
TOTAL3924100.0
92) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO INDICATED THEY WERE "PROTESTANT" FOR SPFCHRSN. Please indicate which, if any, of the following descriptions apply to you. Does the description "Fundamentalist Christian" apply to you or not? (FUNDCRST)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, applies53828.4
2) No, does not apply111859
9) Don't Know/Refused23912.6
Missing2787 
TOTAL1895100.0
93) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO INDICATED THEY WERE "PROTESTANT" FOR SPFCHRSN. Please indicate which, if any, of the following descriptions apply to you. Does the description "Pentecostal or Charismatic Christian" apply to you or not? (PENTCRST)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, applies33117.5
2) No, does not apply147477.7
9) Don't Know/Refused914.8
Missing2787 
TOTAL1896100.0
94) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO INDICATED THEY WERE "PROTESTANT" FOR SPFCHRSN. Please indicate which, if any, of the following descriptions apply to you. Does the description "Liberal Christian" apply to you or not? (LIBCRST)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, applies76740.5
2) No, does not apply97551.5
9) Don't Know/Refused1538.1
Missing2787 
TOTAL1895100.0
95) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO INDICATED THEY WERE 2 "CATHOLIC" FOR SPFCHRSN. Please indicate which, if any, of the following descriptions apply to you. Does the description "Traditional Catholic" apply to you or not? (TRADCATH)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, applies60662.4
2) No, does not apply32133.1
9) Don't Know/Refused444.5
Missing3711 
TOTAL971100.0
96) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO INDICATED THEY WERE 2 "CATHOLIC" FOR SPFCHRSN. Please indicate which, if any, of the following descriptions apply to you. Does the description "Liberal Catholic" apply to you or not? (LIBCATH)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, applies50151.5
2) No, does not apply39740.8
9) Don't Know/Refused747.6
Missing3711 
TOTAL972100.0
97) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ANSWERED "YES, APPLIES" TO THE DESCRIPTIONS OF "TRADITIONAL CATHOLIC" AND "LIBERAL CATHOLIC" FOR TRADCATH AND LIBCATH. If you had to choose, which description better describes you? (TRADLIB)
TOTAL%
1) Traditional Catholic10341
2) Liberal Catholic14256.6
9) Don't Know/Refused62.4
Missing4432 
TOTAL251100.0
98) 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? (FREQATND)
TOTAL%
1) More than once a week80417.2
2) Once a week122626.2
3) Once or twice a month79517
4) A few times a year79316.9
5) Seldom67614.4
6) Never3467.4
9) Don't Know/Refused43.9
TOTAL4683100.0
99) Did you yourself happen to attend church, synagogue or any other place of worship in the last seven days? (ATNDWEEK)
TOTAL%
1) Yes214645.8
2) No249753.3
9) Don't Know/Refused39.8
TOTAL4682100.0
100) How important would you say religion is in your own life: very important, fairly important, or not very important? (RELIMPT)
TOTAL%
1) Very important297863.6
2) Fairly important109823.4
3) Not very important55911.9
9) Don't Know/Refused481
TOTAL4683100.0
101) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO INDICATED THEY ATTEND CHURCH AT LEAST A FEW TIMES A YEAR (ANSWERED 1-4 FOR FREQATND). Aside from attending religious services, how involved are you in activities at your church or house of worship ... would you say you're very involved, somewhat involved, not too involved, or not at all involved? (INVLACT)
TOTAL%
1) Very involved82422.8
2) Somewhat involved113531.4
3) Not too involved93425.8
4) Not at all involved71319.7
9) Don't Know/Refused12.3
Missing1064 
TOTAL3618100.0
102) If you had to describe God in your own words, what would you say? (DESCRGOD)
TOTAL%
1) Gave response411387.8
9) Refused57012.2
TOTAL4683100.0
103) 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? (FREQPRAY)
TOTAL%
1) Several times a day173036.9
2) Once a day101721.7
3) A few times a week81817.5
4) Once a week or less66014.1
5) Never3507.5
9) Don't Know/Refused1082.3
TOTAL4683100.0
104) Please indicate how often, if ever, you do each of the following activities. -- Attend prayer group meetings or Bible or scripture study groups. (FREQGRPS)
TOTAL%
1) Frequently83417.8
2) Sometimes92519.8
3) Hardly ever68314.6
4) Never215946.1
5) Does not apply25.5
9) Don't Know/Refused571.2
TOTAL4683100.0
105) Please indicate how often, if ever, you do each of the following activities. -- Receive child care services at your place of worship or some other church-based organization. (FREQCDCR)
TOTAL%
1) Frequently2495.3
2) Sometimes2876.1
3) Hardly ever2585.5
4) Never356876.2
5) Does not apply2365
9) Don't Know/Refused851.8
TOTAL4683100.0
106) Please indicate how often, if ever, you do each of the following activities. -- Watch religious TV programs or listen to religious radio shows (FREQRLTV)
TOTAL%
1) Frequently94620.2
2) Sometimes132928.4
3) Hardly ever76316.3
4) Never158633.9
5) Does not apply10.2
9) Don't Know/Refused471
TOTAL4681100.0
107) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO INDICATED THEY ATTEND CHURCH ONCE OR TWICE A MONTH OR MORE (ANSWERED 1-3 FOR FREQATND). Please indicate how often, if ever, you do each of the following activities. -- Work with children or youth at your place of worship: frequently, sometimes, hardly ever or never? (FREQYTH)
TOTAL%
1) Frequently58220.6
2) Sometimes73926.2
3) Hardly ever42315
4) Never103636.7
5) Does not apply18.6
9) Don't Know/Refused271
Missing1857 
TOTAL2825100.0
108) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO INDICATED THEY ATTEND CHURCH ONCE OR TWICE A MONTH OR MORE (ANSWERED 1-3 FOR FREQATND). Please indicate how often, if ever, you do each of the following activities. How often do you participate in religious education programs at your place of worship: frequently, sometimes, hardly ever or never? (FREQRLED)
TOTAL%
1) Frequently70524.9
2) Sometimes85630.3
3) Hardly ever42615.1
4) Never79528.1
5) Does not apply23.8
9) Don't Know/Refused22.8
Missing1857 
TOTAL2827100.0
109) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO INDICATED THEY ATTEND CHURCH ONCE OR TWICE A MONTH OR MORE (ANSWERED 1-3 FOR FREQATND). Please indicate how often, if ever, you do each of the following activities. How often do you participate in sports leagues through your place of worship: frequently, sometimes, hardly ever or never? (FREQSPRT)
TOTAL%
1) Frequently1615.7
2) Sometimes38413.6
3) Hardly ever32711.6
4) Never186766.1
5) Does not apply582.1
9) Don't Know/Refused291
Missing1857 
TOTAL2826100.0
110) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO INDICATED THEY ATTEND CHURCH ONCE OR TWICE A MONTH OR MORE (ANSWERED 1-3 FOR FREQATND). Please indicate how often, if ever, you do each of the following activities. How often do you do community volunteer work through your place of worship: frequently, sometimes, hardly ever or never? (FREQV0L)
TOTAL%
1) Frequently49517.5
2) Sometimes100635.6
3) Hardly ever41914.8
4) Never85730.3
5) Does not apply22.8
9) Don't Know/Refused281
Missing1857 
TOTAL2827100.0
111) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO INDICATED THEY ATTEND CHURCH ONCE OR TWICE A MONTH OR MORE (ANSWERED 1-3 FOR FREQATND). Please indicate how often, if ever, you do each of the following activities. How often do you participate in a church choir or other musical program: frequently, sometimes, hardly ever or never? (FREQMUSC)
TOTAL%
1) Frequently47016.6
2) Sometimes33011.7
3) Hardly ever2809.9
4) Never169860.1
5) Does not apply291
9) Don't Know/Refused18.6
Missing1857 
TOTAL2825100.0
112) Do you think of yourself as a member of a minority because of your religious beliefs, or not? (RELMIN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes87318.6
2) No367278.4
9) Don't Know/Refused1372.9
TOTAL4682100.0
113) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO COMPLETED FORM 1. Do you think Hollywood and the entertainment industry are fair in their portrayal of people who share your religious faith, or not? (ENTINREL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes81535.2
2) No113949.2
9) Don't know35915.5
Missing2370 
TOTAL2313100.0
114) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO COMPLETED FORM 2. Do you think the news media is fair in its portrayal of people who share your religious faith, or not? (MEDIAREL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes107345.3
2) No97841.3
9) Don't know31913.5
Missing2313 
TOTAL2370100.0
115) Do you think the number of people in the U.S. who practice religions other than Christianity and Judaism is increasing, decreasing or staying about the same? (INCREL1)
TOTAL%
1) Increasing205543.9
2) Decreasing50410.8
3) Staying about the same161334.4
9) Don't Know/Refused51110.9
TOTAL4683100.0
116) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO THINK THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE IN THE U.S. WHO PRACTICE RELIGIONS OTHER THAN CHRISTIANITY AND JUDAISM IS INCREASING (1 for INCREL1). Does the increase in the number of people in the U.S. who practice religions other than Christianity and Judaism sometimes bother you, or not? (INCREL2)
TOTAL%
1) Yes60929.6
2) No143469.8
9) Don't Know/Refused12.6
Missing2628 
TOTAL2055100.0
117) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO COMPLETED FORM 1. Do you think the number of people in the U.S. who are atheists or who don't believe in God is increasing, decreasing or staying about the same? (INCATH1)
TOTAL%
1) Increasing78233.8
2) Decreasing25110.9
3) Staying about the same94140.7
9) Don't Know/Refused33814.6
Missing2370 
TOTAL2312100.0
118) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO COMPLETED FORM 1 AND THINK THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE IN THE U.S WHO ARE ATHIESTS OR DON'T BELIEVE IN GOD IS INCREASING (1 for INCATH1). Does the increase in the number of people in the U.S. who are atheists or who don't believe in God sometimes bother you, or not? (INCATH2)
TOTAL%
1) Yes53768.6
2) No24431.2
9) Don't Know/Refused2.3
Missing3900 
TOTAL783100.0
119) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO COMPLETED FORM 2. Do you think the number of people in the U.S. who are fundamentalist Christians is increasing, decreasing or staying about the same? (INCFNDC1)
TOTAL%
1) Increasing63826.9
2) Decreasing25610.8
3) Staying about the same104043.9
9) Don't Know/Refused43618.4
Missing2313 
TOTAL2370100.0
120) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO COMPLETED FORM 2 AND THINK THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE IN THE U.S WHO ARE FUNDAMENTALIST CHRISTIANS IS INCREASING (1 for INCFNDC1.) Does the increase in the number of people in the U.S. who are fundamentalist Christians sometimes bother you, or not? (INCFNDC2)
TOTAL%
1) Yes21333.4
2) No41565.1
9) Don't Know/Refused91.4
Missing4045 
TOTAL637100.0
121) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO COMPLETED FORM 1. Would you object to public schools making facilities available after school hours for use by student religious groups or organizations, or wouldn't you object to this? (SCLFACST)
TOTAL%
1) Would object38416.6
2) Would not object187781.2
9) Don't Know/Refused522.2
Missing2370 
TOTAL2313100.0
122) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO COMPLETED FORM 2. Would you object to public schools making facilities available after school hours for use by religious groups or organizations, or wouldn't you object to this? (SCLFACRL)
TOTAL%
1) Would object51121.6
2) Would not object178175.1
9) Don't Know/Refused793.3
Missing2313 
TOTAL2371100.0
123) Some people seem to follow what's going on in government and public affairs most of the time, whether there's an election or not. Others aren't that interested. Would you say you follow what's going on in government and public affairs most of the time, some of the time, only now and then, or hardly at all? (PUBAFF)
TOTAL%
1) Most of the time231749.5
2) Some of the time125426.8
3) Only now and then60112.8
4) Hardly at all4569.7
9) Don't Know/Refused551.2
TOTAL4683100.0
124) What is your sex? (SEX)
TOTAL%
1) Male223447.7
2) Female244952.3
TOTAL4683100.0
125) What is your age? (AGE)
TOTAL%
18) 181683.6
19) 19781.7
20) 20541.2
21) 21661.4
22) 22671.5
23) 23871.9
24) 24711.5
25) 25912
26) 26891.9
27) 27831.8
28) 28881.9
29) 29881.9
30) 30781.7
31) 311092.4
32) 32711.5
33) 33881.9
34) 34711.5
35) 351052.3
36) 36831.8
37) 37962.1
38) 381152.5
39) 39952.1
40) 401603.5
41) 41721.6
42) 42982.1
43) 431062.3
44) 44972.1
45) 451122.4
46) 46942
47) 47851.8
48) 48671.5
49) 49771.7
50) 501042.3
51) 51731.6
52) 52711.5
53) 53821.8
54) 54871.9
55) 55571.2
56) 56551.2
57) 57651.4
58) 58551.2
59) 59461
60) 60561.2
61) 61471
62) 62781.7
63) 6335.8
64) 6437.8
65) 65631.4
66) 6623.5
67) 67451
68) 6833.7
69) 6938.8
70) 70891.9
71) 7143.9
72) 7240.9
73) 7329.6
74) 7428.6
75) 7520.4
76) 7635.8
77) 7732.7
78) 7842.9
79) 7931.7
80) 8012.3
81) 8111.2
82) 8229.6
83) 8323.5
84) 8416.3
85) 8511.2
86) 868.2
87) 8721.5
88) 887.2
89) 899.2
90) 9010.2
92) 9220
94) 948.2
99) Refused00
Missing66 
TOTAL4615100.0
126) What is the last grade or class that you completed in school? (EDUC)
TOTAL%
1) None, or grade 1-81573.4
2) High school incomplete (Grades 9-11)53111.3
3) High school graduate (Grade 12 or GED certificate)150732.2
4) Business, Technical, or vocational school after high school2074.4
5) Some college, no four-year degree112123.9
6) College graduate (B.S., B.A., or other 4-year degree)70315
7) Postgraduate training or professional schooling after college (e.g., toward a master's degree or Ph.D.; law or medical school)4359.3
9) Don't Know/Refused21.4
TOTAL4682100.0
127) Are you, yourself, of Hispanic origin or descent, such as Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban, or some other Spanish background? (HISPANIC)
TOTAL%
1) Yes4339.2
2) No421289.9
9) Don't Know/Refused38.8
TOTAL4683100.0
128) IF RESPONDENT ANSWERED 2 "NO" FOR HISPANIC, HE OR SHE WAS ASKED: What is your race? Are you white, black, Asian, or some other? IF RESPONDENT ANSWERED 1 "YES" FOR HISPANIC, HE OR SHE WAS ASKED: Are you white Hispanic, black Hispanic, or some other race? (RACE)
TOTAL%
1) White372179.5
2) Black58212.4
3) Asian841.8
4) Other or mixed race2294.9
9) Don't Know/Refused671.4
TOTAL4683100.0
129) Are you married, divorced, separated, widowed, or never been married? (MARSTAT)
TOTAL%
1) Married241251.5
2) Divorced67514.4
3) Separated1292.8
4) Widowed3577.6
5) Never been married108523.2
9) Don't Know/Refused24.5
TOTAL4682100.0
130) Are you the parent or guardian of any children under 18 now living in your household? (PRENTU18)
TOTAL%
1) Yes159434
2) No307465.7
9) Don't Know/Refused14.3
TOTAL4682100.0
131) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ARE THE PARENT OF GUARDIAN OF ANY CHILDREN UNDER 18 LIVING IN THEIR HOUSEHOLD (PRENTU18 = 1). How many of the children that you are a parent or guardian to are under the age of 5? (KDUNDER5)
TOTAL%
0) Zero96460.5
1) One41025.7
2) Two18911.9
3) Three241.5
4) Four7.4
Missing3089 
TOTAL1594100.0
132) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ARE THE PARENT OF GUARDIAN OF ANY CHILDREN UNDER 18 LIVING IN THEIR HOUSEHOLD (PRENTU18 = 1). How many of the children that you are a parent or guardian to are between the ages of 5 and 12? (KD5TO12)
TOTAL%
0) Zero65240.9
1) One61938.8
2) Two26516.6
3) Three483
4) Four8.5
5) Five3.2
Missing3089 
TOTAL1595100.0
133) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ARE THE PARENT OF GUARDIAN OF ANY CHILDREN UNDER 18 LIVING IN THEIR HOUSEHOLD (PRENTU18 = 1). How many of the children that you are a parent or guardian to are between the ages of 12 and 17? (KD12TO17)
TOTAL%
0) Zero97361.1
1) One43927.6
2) Two16310.2
3) Three161
4) Four2.1
Missing3089 
TOTAL1593100.0
134) Are you now employed full-time, part-time or not employed? (EMPLOYMT)
TOTAL%
1) Full-time254554.4
2) Part-time55911.9
3) Not employed153832.8
9) Don't Know/Refused40.9
TOTAL4682100.0
135) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ARE MARRIED (MARSTAT = 1). Is your spouse now employed full-time, part-time or not employed? (SPSEMPLY)
TOTAL%
1) Full-time150862.5
2) Part-time1978.2
3) Not employed69028.6
9) Don't Know/Refused17.7
Missing2270 
TOTAL2412100.0
136) In 2000, what was your total family income from all sources, before taxes? (TOTFAMIN)
TOTAL%
1) Less than $10,0002826
2) $10,000 to under $20,00052411.2
3) $20,000 to under $30,00062713.4
4) $30,000 to under $40,00057412.3
5) $40,000 to under $50,00051711
6) $50,000 to under $75,00064113.7
7) $75,000 to under $100,0002956.3
8) $100,000 or more3798.1
9) Don't Know/Refused84318
TOTAL4682100.0
137) 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? (REGVOTE1)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, registered366478.3
2) No, not registered98121
9) Don't Know/Refused37.8
TOTAL4682100.0
138) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ARE REGISTERED TO VOTE. (REGVOTE1 =1). 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? (REGVOTE2)
TOTAL%
1) Absolutely certain349395.3
2) Chance registration has lapsed1393.8
9) Don't Know/Refused32.9
Missing1018 
TOTAL3664100.0
139) In politics today, do you consider yourself a Republican, Democrat, or Independent? (POLAFFL1)
TOTAL%
1) Republican137729.4
2) Democrat169036.1
3) Independent125626.8
4) No preference2124.5
5) Other party15.3
9) Don't Know/Refused1332.8
TOTAL4683100.0
140) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ANSWERED 3 "INDEPENDENT," 4 "NO PREFERENCE," 5 "OTHER PARTY," OR 9 "DON'T KNOW/REFUSED" FOR POLAFFL1. As of today, do you lean more to the Republican Party or the Democratic Party? (POLAFFL2)
TOTAL%
1) Republican45328
2) Democrat52932.7
3) Neither49030.3
9) Don't Know/Refused1459
Missing3066 
TOTAL1617100.0
141) 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? (VOTE2000)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, Gore139529.8
2) Yes, Bush146031.2
3) Yes, Nader992.1
4) Yes, Buchanan22.5
5) Yes, other candidate30.6
6) Yes, don't remember which candidate24.5
7) No, didn't vote/Too young137029.3
8) Don't remember if voted29.6
9) Don't Know/Refused2545.4
TOTAL4683100.0
142) In general, would you describe your political views as very conservative, conservative, moderate, liberal, or very liberal? (POLVIEWS)
TOTAL%
1) Very conservative2405.1
2) Conservative139829.9
3) Moderate173337
4) Liberal73415.7
5) Very liberal2405.1
9) Don't Know/Refused3387.2
TOTAL4683100.0
143) Are you (or is your spouse) a member of a labor union? (LABUNION)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, I am3998.5
2) Yes, spouse is2385.1
3) Yes, both511.1
4) Neither are393884.1
9) Don't Know/Refused561.2
TOTAL4682100.0
144) Which of the following best describes the place where you now live? (AREALIVE)
TOTAL%
1) A large city96820.7
2) A suburb near a large city96920.7
3) A small city or town173037
4) A rural area95520.4
9) Don't Know/Refused601.3
TOTAL4682100.0
145) For each specific religious group that you read, please indicate whether you would favor or oppose this group applying for government funds to provide social services to people who need them. First: groups that encourage religious conversion as part of the services they provide (APLCONV)
TOTAL%
1) Favor151632.4
2) Oppose274658.7
9) Don't Know/Refused4209
TOTAL4682100.0
146) Which of these statements comes closest to describing your feelings about the Bible? (FEELBBL)
TOTAL%
1) The Bible is the actual word of God and is to be taken literally, word for word.170136.3
2) The Bible is the word of God, but not everything in it should be taken literally, word for word.201943.1
3) The Bible is a book written by men and is not the word of God.63413.5
4) Other1413
9) Don't Know/Refused1884
TOTAL4683100.0
147) Date (DATE)
TOTAL%
1) 03/05/200297720.9
2) 03/06/20023748
3) 03/07/20023738
4) 03/08/20023607.7
5) 03/09/20022515.4
6) 03/10/20021894
7) 03/11/20021413
8) 03/12/20023287
9) 03/13/20023176.8
10) 03/14/20023738
11) 03/15/20022264.8
12) 03/16/20022665.7
13) 03/17/20022705.8
14) 03/18/20022375.1
TOTAL4682100.0
148) If you had to describe God in your own words, what would you say? (See summary document for more information.) (DESCGOD1)
TOTAL%
1) Creator/Maker/Architect of the universe3348.1
3) Father1112.7
4) Savior/Redeemer952.3
5) Friend/Always here for me/Hears my prayers531.3
6) Protector/Provider/Takes care of/Watches over/Helps me/Who I depend upon801.9
7) Peace/Peace of mind/Comforting presence31.8
8) Faith/A belief/Someone/Something to believe in/Gives meaning852.1
9) Hope10.2
10) Love/All-loving/Unconditional love3137.6
11) Almighty/All-powerful/Omnipotent3648.8
12) Infallible/Perfect29.7
13) All-caring/kind/understanding/compassionate791.9
14) Forgiving/merciful631.5
15) Omnipresent/Everywhere/All-seeing/All-knowing/Omniscient1343.3
16) Everlasting/Eternal/Always was and always will be/Infinite18.4
17) Beginning and end/Alpha and Omega29.7
19) Guiding force/Way to live your life922.2
20) The Lord/Lord and Master/Ruler481.2
21) "The Word"/"The Way"/way to salvation/heaven19.5
22) Father, Son, and Holy Spirit/The Trinity11.3
23) A spirit/Spirit we carry within us/Soul/Spiritual/Holy982.4
25) Higher power/Supreme Being/Divine power2746.7
26) Everything/In everything/everyone1964.8
28) Beyond comprehension/Indescribable/Can't be expressed in words/Mysterious1122.7
30) Good/All good things/Spirit of good721.8
35) Important/Most important part of my life/Can't do anything without him1904.6
40) Great/Terrific/Wonderful1403.4
42) Magnificent/Awesome/Amazing1243
44) "The man"/guy above/the good guy38.9
46) #1/1st above everything/One and only691.7
48) She/A woman/A black woman12.3
50) Not listening/Not paying attention10.2
55) A social construct/designed for humans to have a moral guide/a metaphor for human kindness431
58) Demanding/Judgmental/To be feared20.5
59) God/Allah/Buddha/"I Am"/Jesus441.1
60) "I believe"/God is real/He exists1864.5
62) Don't believe in God/Don't care/Nothing38.9
64) I'm not sure there is a God/May or may not exist461.1
66) Personal/Different things to different people39.9
95) Other2456
98) Don't know/No idea721.8
99) No answer/Refused481.2
Missing570 
TOTAL4114100.0
149) If you had to describe God in your own words, what would you say? (See summary document for more information.) (DESCGOD2)
TOTAL%
1) Creator/Maker/Architect of the universe1058.6
3) Father514.2
4) Savior/Redeemer756.2
5) Friend/Always here for me/Hears my prayers483.9
6) Protector/Provider/Takes care of/Watches over/Helps me/Who I depend upon494
7) Peace/Peace of mind/Comforting presence121
8) Faith/A belief/Someone/Something to believe in/Gives meaning201.6
9) Hope6.5
10) Love/All-loving/Unconditional love12910.6
11) Almighty/All-powerful/Omnipotent463.8
12) Infallible/Perfect7.6
13) All-caring/kind/understanding/compassionate534.3
14) Forgiving/merciful615
15) Omnipresent/Everywhere/All-seeing/All-knowing/Omniscient554.5
16) Everlasting/Eternal/Always was and always will be/Infinite8.7
17) Beginning and end/Alpha and Omega131.1
19) Guiding force/Way to live your life463.8
20) The Lord/Lord and Master/Ruler171.4
21) "The Word"/"The Way"/way to salvation/heaven8.7
22) Father, Son, and Holy Spirit/The Trinity161.3
23) A spirit/Spirit we carry within us/Soul/Spiritual/Holy302.5
25) Higher power/Supreme Being/Divine power242
26) Everything/In everything/everyone322.6
28) Beyond comprehension/Indescribable/Can't be expressed in words/Mysterious272.2
30) Good/All good things/Spirit of good211.7
35) Important/Most important part of my life/Can't do anything without him725.9
40) Great/Terrific/Wonderful141.1
42) Magnificent/Awesome/Amazing7.6
44) "The man"/guy above/the good guy3.2
46) #1/1st above everything/One and only191.6
55) A social construct/designed for humans to have a moral guide/a metaphor for human kindness2.2
58) Demanding/Judgmental/To be feared10.8
59) God/Allah/Buddha/"I Am"/Jesus191.6
60) "I believe"/God is real/He exists282.3
64) I'm not sure there is a God/May or may not exist8.7
66) Personal/Different things to different people4.3
95) Other746.1
Missing3465 
TOTAL1219100.0
150) If you had to describe God in your own words, what would you say? (See summary document for more information.) (DESCGOD3)
TOTAL%
1) Creator/Maker/Architect of the universe286.7
3) Father204.8
4) Savior/Redeemer286.7
5) Friend/Always here for me/Hears my prayers122.9
6) Protector/Provider/Takes care of/Watches over/Helps me/Who I depend upon327.6
7) Peace/Peace of mind/Comforting presence92.1
8) Faith/A belief/Someone/Something to believe in/Gives meaning81.9
9) Hope92.1
10) Love/All loving/Unconditional love409.5
11) Almighty/All-powerful/Omnipotent92.1
12) Infallible/Perfect61.4
13) All-caring/kind/understanding/compassionate225.3
14) Forgiving/merciful296.9
15) Omnipresent/Everywhere/All-seeing/All-knowing/Omniscient163.8
16) Everlasting/Eternal/Always was and always will be/Infinite1.2
17) Beginning and end/Alpha and Omega51.2
19) Guiding force/Way to live your life133.1
20) The Lord/Lord and Master/Ruler122.9
21) "The Word"/"The Way"/way to salvation/heaven51.2
22) Father, Son, and Holy Spirit/The Trinity2.5
23) A spirit/Spirit we carry within us/Soul/Spiritual/Holy71.7
25) Higher power/Supreme Being/Divine power51.2
26) Everything/In everything/everyone61.4
28) Beyond comprehension/Indescribable/Can't be expressed in words/Mysterious51.2
30) Good/All good things/Spirit of good51.2
35) Important/Most important part of my life/Can't do anything without him286.7
40) Great/Terrific/Wonderful2.5
42) Magnificent/Awesome/Amazing122.9
46) #1/1st above everything/One and only1.2
58) Demanding/Judgmental/To be feared71.7
59) God/Allah/Buddha/"I Am"/Jesus61.4
60) "I believe"/God is real/He exists2.5
66) Personal/Different things to different people81.9
95) Other194.5
Missing4266 
TOTAL419100.0
151) If you had to describe God in your own words, what would you say? (See summary document for more information.) (DESCGOD4)
TOTAL%
1) Creator/Maker/Architect of the universe32.1
3) Father74.8
4) Savior/Redeemer1611
5) Friend/Always here for me/Hears my prayers85.5
6) Protector/Provider/Takes care of/Watches over/Helps me/Who I depend upon74.8
7) Peace/Peace of mind/Comforting presence42.7
8) Faith/A belief/Someone/Something to believe in/Gives meaning1.7
10) Love/All-loving/Unconditional love74.8
11) Almighty/All-powerful/Omnipotent64.1
12) Infallible/Perfect21.4
13) All-caring/kind/understanding/compassionate96.2
14) Forgiving/merciful53.4
15) Omnipresent/Everywhere/All-seeing/All-knowing/Omniscient42.7
17) Beginning and end/Alpha and Omega74.8
19) Guiding force/Way to live your life21.4
20) The Lord/Lord and Master/Ruler21.4
22) Father, Son, and Holy Spirit/The Trinity21.4
23) A spirit/Spirit we carry within us/Soul/Spiritual/Holy21.4
25) Higher power/Supreme Being/Divine power74.8
28) Beyond comprehension/Indescribable/Can't be expressed in words/Mysterious21.4
30) Good/All good things/Spirit of good32.1
35) Important/Most important part of my life/Can't do anything without him106.8
40) Great/Terrific/Wonderful53.4
42) Magnificent/Awesome/Amazing64.1
46) #1/1st above everything/One and only42.7
58) Demanding/Judgmental/To be feared21.4
59) God/Allah/Buddha/"I Am"/Jesus53.4
95) Other85.5
Missing4536 
TOTAL146100.0
152) If you had to describe God in your own words, what would you say? (See summary document for more information.) (DESCGOD5)
TOTAL%
1) Creator/Maker/Architect of the universe12.5
4) Savior/Redeemer410
5) Friend/Always here for me/Hears my prayers512.5
6) Protector/Provider/Takes care of/Watches over/Helps me/Who I depend upon410
10) Love/All-loving/Unconditional love512.5
11) Almighty/All-powerful/Omnipotent37.5
13) All-caring/kind/understanding/compassionate12.5
14) Forgiving/merciful615
19) Guiding force/Way to live your life12.5
20) The Lord/Lord and Master/Ruler12.5
23) A spirit/Spirit we carry within us/Soul/Spiritual/Holy12.5
26) Everything/In everything/everyone410
30) Good/All good things/Spirit of good25
95) Other25
Missing4643 
TOTAL40100.0
153) Region (CREGION)
TOTAL%
1) Northeast91419.5
2) Midwest109223.3
3) South166035.5
4) West101621.7
TOTAL4682100.0
154) Age is recoded from AGE. (RECAGE)
TOTAL%
1) 18-24 years old59112.6
2) 25-34 years old85918.3
3) 35-44 years old102621.9
4) 45-54 years old85018.2
5) 55-64 years old53211.4
6) 65+ years old75916.2
9) Refused661.4
TOTAL4683100.0
155) Weight (WEIGHT)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL2.2940.863
156) If you had to describe God in your own words, what would you say? (See summary document for more information.) (GODWORD1)
TOTAL%
1) Number one23.6
2) All-knowing541.3
3) All-powerful1303.2
4) All-seeing6.1
5) All-encompassing8.2
6) Almighty1122.7
7) Alpha and omega12.3
8) Amazing13.3
9) Awesome1022.5
10) Being32.8
11) Black00
12) Higher18.4
13) Caring431
14) Comforting13.3
15) Compassionate10.2
16) Creator2626.4
17) Energy13.3
18) Eternal12.3
19) Everything1403.4
20) Everywhere31.8
21) Exists8.2
22) Faith11.3
23) Father1132.7
24) Feeling9.2
25) Force25.6
26) Forgiving531.3
27) Friend15.4
28) God30.7
29) Good591.4
30) Great872.1
32) Guide15.4
33) Giving9.2
34) Supreme15.4
35) Sovereign7.2
36) Higher power601.5
37) Holy4.1
38) Hope5.1
39) Human7.2
40) I Am00
41) I believe832
42) Important942.3
43) Maker25.6
44) Indescribable24.6
46) Leader8.2
47) Judge20
48) King4.1
49) Life28.7
50) Light4.1
51) Lord22.5
52) Love3027.3
53) Magnificent10.2
54) Merciful9.2
55) Provider7.2
56) Mysterious8.2
57) Myth9.2
58) Nothing13.3
59) Omnipotent691.7
60) Omnipresent10.2
61) Omniscient9.2
62) One and only19.5
63) Peace11.3
64) Perfect25.6
65) Personal31.8
66) Power34.8
67) Person10.2
68) Protector5.1
69) Real19.5
70) Ruler5.1
71) Savior611.5
72) She8.2
73) Spirit621.5
74) Supreme Being1293.1
75) The man6.1
76) The Trinity00
77) The Way10.2
78) Ultimate19.5
79) Understanding3.1
80) Wise10
81) Wonderful521.3
82) Belief8.2
83) Kind10.2
84) Redeemer3.1
85) Soul20
86) Man16.4
87) Benevolent10.2
88) Divine13.3
89) Is there591.4
90) Master6.1
91) Beginning and End14.3
92) Beautiful7.2
93) Support3.1
94) Other one-word description2395.8
95) Not/Can't be expressed in one word72717.7
96) Don't believe in God/Don't care25.6
97) I'm not sure there is a God/May or may not exist35.9
98) Don't know/No idea751.8
99) No answer/Refused481.2
Missing570 
TOTAL4116100.0
157) If you had to describe God in your own words, what would you say? (See summary document for more information.) (GODWORD2)
TOTAL%
1) Number one111
2) All-knowing373.5
3) All-powerful191.8
4) All-seeing2.2
6) Almighty141.3
7) Alpha and omega6.6
9) Awesome7.7
10) Being767.1
11) Black4.4
12) Higher4.4
13) Caring383.6
14) Comforting3.3
15) Compassionate9.8
16) Creator797.4
17) Energy4.4
19) Everything201.9
20) Everywhere4.4
21) Exists4.4
22) Faith5.5
23) Father464.3
25) Force7.7
26) Forgiving444.1
27) Friend232.2
29) Good121.1
30) Great9.8
32) Guide201.9
33) Giving2.2
34) Supreme1.1
35) Sovereign00
36) Higher power7.7
37) Holy4.4
38) Hope6.6
39) Human3.3
40) I Am2.2
41) I believe222.1
42) Important9.8
43) Maker4.4
46) Leader3.3
47) Judge6.6
49) Life5.5
50) Light6.6
51) Lord7.7
52) Love11210.5
53) Magnificent5.5
54) Merciful8.8
55) Provider1.1
56) Mysterious00
57) Myth00
58) Nothing00
59) Omnipotent7.7
60) Omnipresent3.3
61) Omniscient2.2
62) One and only6.6
63) Peace3.3
64) Perfect00
65) Personal2.2
66) Power373.5
67) Person121.1
69) Real5.5
70) Ruler3.3
71) Savior363.4
72) She3.3
73) Spirit171.6
74) Supreme Being6.6
75) The man00
76) The Trinity4.4
78) Ultimate2.2
79) Understanding4.4
80) Wise5.5
81) Wonderful7.7
82) Belief2.2
83) Kind121.1
84) Redeemer9.8
85) Soul8.8
86) Man10.9
89) Is there3.3
90) Master4.4
91) Beginning and End2.2
92) Beautiful7.7
93) Support121.1
94) Other one-word description777.2
95) Not/Can't be expressed in one word292.7
97) I'm not sure there is a God/May or may not exist6.6
Missing3616 
TOTAL1065100.0
158) What is your sex? (for use with online analysis) (I-GENDER)
TOTAL%
1) Male223447.7
2) Female244952.3
TOTAL4683100.0
159) In politics today, do you consider yourself a Republican, Democrat, or Independent? (for use with online analysis) (I-PARTYID)
TOTAL%
1) Republican137729.4
2) Democrat169036.1
3) Independent125626.8
4) No preference2124.5
5) Other party15.3
9) Don't Know/Refused1332.8
TOTAL4683100.0
160) In 2000, what was your total family income from all sources, before taxes? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-INCOME)
TOTAL%
1) Less than $20,00080721
3) $20,000 to under $40,000120131.3
5) $40,000 to under $75,000115830.2
7) $75,000 to under $100,0002957.7
8) $100,000 or more3799.9
Missing843 
TOTAL3840100.0
161) What is the last grade or class that you completed in school? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-EDUC)
TOTAL%
1) Less than high school68814.8
3) High school graduate (Grade 12 or GED certificate)150732.3
4) Business, Technical, or vocational school after high school2074.4
5) Some college, no four-year degree112124.1
6) College graduate (B.S., B.A., or other 4-year degree)70315.1
7) Postgraduate training or professional schooling after college (e.g., towards a master's degree or Ph.D.; law or medical school)4359.3
Missing21 
TOTAL4661100.0
162) Are you married, divorced, separated, widowed, or never been married? (for use with online analysis) (I-MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Married241251.5
2) Divorced67514.4
3) Separated1292.8
4) Widowed3577.6
5) Never been married108523.2
9) Don't Know/Refused24.5
TOTAL4682100.0
163) What is your age? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-AGE)
TOTAL%
1) 18-30110824
2) 31-4099321.5
3) 41-5091219.8
4) 51-6484518.3
5) 65+75916.4
Missing66 
TOTAL4617100.0
164) 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 week80417.3
2) Once a week122626.4
3) Once or twice a month79517.1
4) A few times a year79317.1
5) Seldom67614.6
6) Never3467.5
Missing43 
TOTAL4640100.0