The Right to Die II, November 2005

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All frequencies weighted by 107) WEIGHT
1) Record (PSRAID)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL33521062.97619.68
2) Area code (AREA)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL3352592.02228.90
3) State from FIPS (STATE)
TOTAL%
1) Alabama531.6
4) Arizona391.2
5) Arkansas29.9
6) California38211.4
8) Colorado571.7
9) Connecticut24.7
10) Delaware3.1
12) Florida1935.8
13) Georgia822.4
16) Idaho19.6
17) Illinois1173.5
18) Indiana972.9
19) Iowa411.2
20) Kansas401.2
21) Kentucky521.6
22) Louisiana672
23) Maine23.7
24) Maryland742.2
25) Massachusetts682
26) Michigan1083.2
27) Minnesota431.3
28) Mississippi321
29) Missouri702.1
30) Montana7.2
31) Nebraska25.7
32) Nevada27.8
33) New Hampshire20.6
34) New Jersey862.6
35) New Mexico27.8
36) New York1945.8
37) North Carolina1043.1
38) North Dakota10.3
39) Ohio1414.2
40) Oklahoma461.4
41) Oregon321
42) Pennsylvania1985.9
44) Rhode Island24.7
45) South Carolina511.5
46) South Dakota13.4
47) Tennessee952.8
48) Texas1715.1
49) Utah501.5
50) Vermont9.3
51) Virginia1083.2
53) Washington792.4
54) West Virginia30.9
55) Wisconsin812.4
56) Wyoming9.3
TOTAL3350100.0
4) FIPS code (FIPS)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL335228779.6115878.45
5) MSA code (MSA)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL335224693.1715720.56
6) Interview date (INT_DATE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL3352111725.72556.12
7) Time zone (TZ)
TOTAL%
1) Central92727.7
2) Eastern161748.2
3) Indiana – some areas don't observe daylight savings712.1
4) Mountain1765.3
5) Pacific52215.6
6) Arizona – some areas don't observe daylight savings391.2
TOTAL3352100.0
8) Community type – numeric (USR1)
TOTAL%
1) Urban108332.3
2) Suburban162748.5
3) Rural64219.2
TOTAL3352100.0
9) Census Region (CREGION)
TOTAL%
1) NORTHEAST64619.3
2) MIDWEST78723.5
3) SOUTH119135.5
4) WEST72821.7
TOTAL3352100.0
10) Sample Split (FORM)
TOTAL%
1) Form 1166349.6
2) Form 2169050.4
TOTAL3353100.0
11) SEX [ENTER RESPONDENT'S SEX:] (SEX)
TOTAL%
1) Male160447.9
2) Female174852.1
TOTAL3352100.0
12) Generally, how would you say things are these days in your life -- would you say that you are very happy, pretty happy, or not too happy? (HAPPY)
TOTAL%
1) Very happy98629.4
2) Pretty happy186755.7
3) Not too happy45813.7
9) Don't know/Refused411.2
TOTAL3352100.0
13) All in all, are you satisfied or dissatisfied with the way things are going in this country today? (SATISFY)
TOTAL%
1) Satisfied112933.7
2) Dissatisfied199559.5
9) Don't know/Refused2286.8
TOTAL3352100.0
14) We're interested in what things people are talking about with family, friends and co-workers. As I read from a list, tell me if this is something that you've talked about recently, or not? How about...News about the current situation in Iraq (TALKIRAQ)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, have talked about260477.7
2) No73021.8
9) Don't know/Refused17.5
TOTAL3351100.0
15) We're interested in what things people are talking about with family, friends and co-workers. As I read from a list, tell me if this is something that you've talked about recently, or not? How about...The high price of gasoline these days (TALKGAS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, have talked about303890.6
2) No3029
9) Don't know/Refused12.4
TOTAL3352100.0
16) We're interested in what things people are talking about with family, friends and co-workers. As I read from a list, tell me if this is something that you've talked about recently, or not? How about...How good a job President Bush is doing these days (TALKBUSH)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, have talked about230268.7
2) No101030.1
9) Don't know/Refused401.2
TOTAL3352100.0
17) We're interested in what things people are talking about with family, friends and co-workers. As I read from a list, tell me if this is something that you've talked about recently, or not? How about...The indictment of Vice President Cheney's chief of staff Lewis "Scooter" Libby (TALKLIBB)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, have talked about121936.4
2) No209562.5
9) Don't know/Refused391.2
TOTAL3353100.0
18) We're interested in what things people are talking about with family, friends and co-workers. As I read from a list, tell me if this is something that you've talked about recently, or not? How about...Recent movies now in the theaters (TALKMOV)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, have talked about154546.1
2) No179953.7
9) Don't know/Refused8.2
TOTAL3352100.0
19) We're interested in what things people are talking about with family, friends and co-workers. As I read from a list, tell me if this is something that you've talked about recently, or not? How about...Hurricanes that struck the U.S. this year (TALKHURR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, have talked about296688.5
2) No38311.4
9) Don't know/Refused4.1
TOTAL3353100.0
20) We're interested in what things people are talking about with family, friends and co-workers. As I read from a list, tell me if this is something that you've talked about recently, or not? How about...The outbreak of a flu spread by birds or chickens (TALKFLU)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, have talked about182154.3
2) No152245.4
9) Don't know/Refused9.3
TOTAL3352100.0
21) We're interested in what things people are talking about with family, friends and co-workers. As I read from a list, tell me if this is something that you've talked about recently, or not? How about...President Bush's nominations for the Supreme Court (TALKNOM)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, have talked about173851.8
2) No158247.2
9) Don't know/Refused331
TOTAL3353100.0
22) Now I have some questions on the subject of aging. First, do you think you would like to live to be 100 years old, or not? (LIVE100)
TOTAL%
1) Yes143042.7
2) No157547
3) It depends2678
9) Don't know/Refused802.4
TOTAL3352100.0
23) Which comes closer to your view? In all circumstances, doctors and nurses should do everything possible to save the life of a patient. Or, sometimes there are circumstances where a patient should be allowed to die. (SAVELIFE)
TOTAL%
1) Always save a life74222.1
2) Sometimes let a patient die235870.3
9) Don't know/Refused2527.5
TOTAL3352100.0
24) In some states, it's legal to stop medical treatment that is keeping a terminally ill patient alive, or never start the treatment in the first place, if that's what the patient wants. Do you approve or disapprove of laws that let PATIENTS decide about being kept alive through medical treatment? (APPROVF1)
TOTAL%
1) Approve140184.2
2) Disapprove1589.5
9) Don't know/Refused1046.3
Missing1690 
TOTAL1663100.0
25) In some states, it's legal for doctors to prescribe lethal doses of drugs that a terminally ill patient could use themselves to commit suicide. Do you approve or disapprove of laws that let doctors assist patients who want to end their lives this way? (APPROVF2)
TOTAL%
1) Approve78346.4
2) Disapprove76345.2
9) Don't know/Refused1438.5
Missing1663 
TOTAL1689100.0
26) How much ATTENTION do you think doctors and nurses pay to instructions from patients about whether or not they want treatment to keep them alive? Do you think doctors and nurses pay a lot of attention, some attention, or very little attention to patients' instructions? (ATTENT)
TOTAL%
1) A lot of attention100530
2) Some attention128138.2
3) Very little attention58017.3
4) No attention at all461.4
9) Don't know/Refused44013.1
TOTAL3352100.0
27) When a severely handicapped child is born, do you think the parents have the right to REFUSE medical treatment that might save the infant's life, or do you think the infant, no matter how handicapped, should receive as MUCH treatment as possible? (HANDICAP)
TOTAL%
1) Parents can refuse treatment93527.9
2) Should receive most treatment possible200459.8
9) Don't know\Refused41412.3
TOTAL3353100.0
28) Do you think a person has a moral right to end his or her own life under any of the following circumstances? When this person has a disease that is incurable? (ENDLIFE1)
TOTAL%
1) Yes178253.1
2) No132039.4
9) Don't know/Refused2517.5
TOTAL3353100.0
29) Do you think a person has a moral right to end his or her own life under any of the following circumstances? When this person is suffering great pain and has no hope of improvement? (ENDLIFE2)
TOTAL%
1) Yes200259.7
2) No113133.7
9) Don't know/Refused2196.5
TOTAL3352100.0
30) Do you think a person has a moral right to end his or her own life under any of the following circumstances? When this person is an extremely heavy burden on his or her family? (ENDLIFE3)
TOTAL%
1) Yes98029.2
2) No207361.8
9) Don't know/Refused2998.9
TOTAL3352100.0
31) Do you think a person has a moral right to end his or her own life under any of the following circumstances? When this person is ready to die because living has become a burden? (ENDLIFE4)
TOTAL%
1) Yes111033.1
2) No194458
9) Don't know/Refused2988.9
TOTAL3352100.0
32) If a patient with a terminal disease is unable to communicate and has not made his or her own wishes known in advance, should the closest family member be allowed to decide whether to continue medical treatment, or should a family member not be allowed to make this decision? (FAMDECID)
TOTAL%
1) Allowed249174.3
2) Not allowed51215.3
3) It depends1675
9) Don't know/Refused1825.4
TOTAL3352100.0
33) We sometimes hear of cases where a person has killed a spouse because the husband or wife was suffering terrible pain from a terminal disease. Do you think the actions of these people are never justified, sometimes justified, or always justified? (JUSTIFF1)
TOTAL%
1) Never justified47928.8
2) Sometimes justified91354.9
3) Always justified1006
9) Don't know/Refused17010.2
Missing1690 
TOTAL1662100.0
34) We sometimes hear of cases where a person has helped a spouse commit suicide because the husband or wife was suffering terrible pain from a terminal disease. Do you think the actions of these people are never justified, sometimes justified, or always justified? (JUSTIFF2)
TOTAL%
1) Never justified42225
2) Sometimes justified89953.2
3) Always justified23513.9
9) Don't know/Refused1347.9
Missing1663 
TOTAL1690100.0
35) Can you imagine you, YOURSELF, taking action like this if someone you loved was suffering terribly from an illness that was terminal? (IMAGINE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes110132.8
2) No193857.8
9) Don't know/Refused3139.3
TOTAL3352100.0
36) Now I'm going to describe a few medical situations that sometimes happen, and for each one, please tell me what you would want YOUR OWN DOCTOR to do, if you could make the choice. If you had a disease with no hope of improvement and you were suffering a great deal of physical pain, would you tell your doctor to do EVERYTHING POSSIBLE to save your life, or would you tell your doctor to STOP TREATMENT so you could die? (PAIN)
TOTAL%
1) Do everything possible to save life113733.9
2) Stop treatment178753.3
3) It depends1835.5
9) Don't know/Refused2457.3
TOTAL3352100.0
37) How about if you had a disease with no hope of improvement that made it hard for you to function in your day-to-day activities? Would you tell your doctor to do EVERYTHING POSSIBLE to save your life, or would you tell your doctor to STOP TREATMENT so you could die? (FUNCTION)
TOTAL%
1) Do everything possible to save life145643.4
2) Stop treatment142342.4
3) It depends1504.5
9) Don't know/Refused3249.7
TOTAL3353100.0
38) How about if you had an illness that made you totally dependent on a family member or other person for all of your care? Would you tell your doctor to do EVERYTHING POSSIBLE to save your life, or would you tell your doctor to STOP TREATMENT so you could die? (DEPEND)
TOTAL%
1) Do everything possible to save life127237.9
2) Stop treatment148144.2
3) It depends2296.8
9) Don't know/Refused37011
TOTAL3352100.0
39) ROTATION OF PARENT (PARFIRST)
TOTAL%
1) Mother169750.6
2) Father165649.4
TOTAL3353100.0
40) Which parent is alive (PARSEL)
TOTAL%
1) Mother137161.5
2) Father86038.5
Missing1121 
TOTAL2231100.0
41) These next questions are about your parents. First, is your (RANDOMLY ROTATE "mother/father") still living? (PARALIVE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes137153.3
2) No118746.1
9) Don't know/Refused15.6
Missing779 
TOTAL2573100.0
42) Is your (PARENT NOT ASKED ABOUT ABOVE) still living? (OTHERPAR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes86037.1
2) No141661.1
9) Don't know/Refused401.7
Missing1035 
TOTAL2316100.0
43) PAINPAR text insert (HERHIS)
TOTAL%
1) Her137161.5
2) His86038.5
Missing1121 
TOTAL2231100.0
44) PAINPAR text insert (SHEHE)
TOTAL%
1) She137161.5
2) He86038.5
Missing1121 
TOTAL2231100.0
45) PAINPAR text insert (CHERHIS)
TOTAL%
1) HER137161.5
2) HIS86038.5
Missing1121 
TOTAL2231100.0
46) DEPPAR text insert (HERHIM)
TOTAL%
1) Her137161.5
2) Him86038.5
Missing1121 
TOTAL2231100.0
47) What do you think your father/mother would want his/her doctor to do in these same situations? If he/she had a disease with no hope of improvement and was suffering a great deal of physical pain, do you think he/she would want HIS/HER OWN DOCTOR to do everything possible to save his/her life, or would he/she want the doctor to stop treatment so he/she could die? (PAINPAR)
TOTAL%
1) Do everything possible to save life76834.4
2) Stop treatment115151.6
3) It depends371.7
9) Don't know/Refused27512.3
Missing1121 
TOTAL2231100.0
48) How about if he/she had a disease with no hope of improvement that made it hard to function in day-to-day activities? Do you think he/she would want the doctor to do EVERYTHING POSSIBLE to save his/her life, or would he/she want the doctor to STOP TREATMENT so he/she could die? (FUNCPAR)
TOTAL%
1) Do everything possible to save life95542.8
2) Stop treatment93041.7
3) It depends512.3
9) Don't know/Refused29613.3
Missing1121 
TOTAL2232100.0
49) How about if he/she had an illness that made him/her totally dependent on a family member or other person for all of his/her care? Do you think he/she would want the doctor to do EVERYTHING POSSIBLE to save his/her life, or would he/she want the doctor to STOP TREATMENT so he/she could die? (DEPPAR)
TOTAL%
1) Do everything possible to save life98844.3
2) Stop treatment90040.3
3) It depends401.8
9) Don't know/Refused30413.6
Missing1121 
TOTAL2232100.0
50) Have you ever had a conversation with your father/mother (ASK ABOUT SAME PARENT AS DEPPAR) about his/her wishes for medical treatment in circumstances like those we've been talking about? (TALKWISH)
TOTAL%
1) Yes118753.2
2) No103846.5
9) Don't know/Refused7.3
Missing1121 
TOTAL2232100.0
51) As far as you know, are his/her wishes regarding medical treatment written down somewhere? (WRITWISH)
TOTAL%
1) Yes87139
2) No93842
9) Don't know/Refused42319
Missing1121 
TOTAL2232100.0
52) How old is your father/mother (ASK ABOUT SAME PARENT AS DEPPAR)? (PARAGE)
TOTAL%
34) 342.1
35) 354.2
37) 374.2
38) 3810.4
39) 3917.8
40) 4015.7
42) 42482.1
43) 4310.4
44) 4417.8
45) 45351.6
46) 4616.7
47) 47381.7
48) 48241.1
49) 49311.4
50) 50562.5
51) 51502.2
52) 52572.6
53) 53652.9
54) 54592.6
55) 55642.9
56) 56642.9
57) 57572.6
58) 58562.5
59) 59582.6
60) 60743.3
61) 61472.1
62) 62602.7
63) 63592.6
64) 64492.2
65) 65873.9
66) 66351.6
67) 67602.7
68) 68381.7
69) 69381.7
70) 70823.7
71) 71261.2
72) 72562.5
73) 73492.2
74) 74431.9
75) 75512.3
76) 76411.8
77) 7721.9
78) 78381.7
79) 79341.5
80) 80552.5
81) 81261.2
82) 82391.7
83) 83291.3
84) 84281.3
85) 8516.7
86) 8618.8
87) 878.4
88) 889.4
89) 8912.5
90) 90241.1
91) 9111.5
92) 9212.5
93) 9310.4
94) 942.1
95) 952.1
96) 962.1
97) 97 or older8.4
98) Don't know602.7
99) Refused17.8
Missing1121 
TOTAL2233100.0
53) Are you currently married, living with a partner, divorced, separated, widowed, or have you never been married? (MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Married171651.2
2) Living with a partner2146.4
3) Divorced3289.8
4) Separated682
5) Widowed2738.1
6) Never been married72621.7
9) Don't know/Refused27.8
TOTAL3352100.0
54) Have you ever had a conversation with your husband/wife about his/her wishes for medical treatment in circumstances like those we've been talking about? (TALKSPOU)
TOTAL%
1) Yes119569.6
2) No51029.7
9) Don't know/Refused11.6
Missing1636 
TOTAL1716100.0
55) As far as you know, are his/her wishes written down somewhere? (WRITSPOU)
TOTAL%
1) Yes45826.7
2) No119969.9
9) Don't know/Refused593.4
Missing1636 
TOTAL1716100.0
56) Before today, how much had you thought about your own wishes for medical treatment if you were in the kind of circumstances like those we've been talking about? Had you given this a great deal of thought, some thought, not very much thought, or no thought at all? (OWNWISH)
TOTAL%
1) A great deal of thought118735.4
2) Some thought119535.6
3) Not very much thought59717.8
4) No thought at all34010.1
9) Don't know/Refused341
TOTAL3353100.0
57) Are your own wishes for medical treatment written down somewhere? (OWNWRIT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes91427.3
2) No241872.1
9) Don't know/Refused21.6
TOTAL3353100.0
58) Have you ever heard of a "living will"? (LIVWILL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes318895.1
2) No1644.9
9) Don't know/Refused00
TOTAL3352100.0
59) Do you happen to have a "living will" for yourself? (OWNWILL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes96830.4
2) No220669.2
9) Don't know/Refused14.4
Missing164 
TOTAL3188100.0
60) Have you had any personal experience in the last five years with a relative or close friend suffering from a terminal illness or in a coma? (PEREXP)
TOTAL%
1) Yes140541.9
2) No193857.8
9) Don't know/Refused9.3
TOTAL3352100.0
61) How recently did this happen? Within the past 12 months, within the past two years, or before that? (WHENHAP)
TOTAL%
1) Within past 12 months43831.2
2) Within past 2 years38227.2
3) Before that57741.1
9) Don't know/Refused7.5
Missing1947 
TOTAL1404100.0
62) Did the issue of withholding life-sustaining treatment come up, or not? (ISSUEWH)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, came up77254.9
2) No59242.1
9) Don't know/Refused412.9
Missing1947 
TOTAL1405100.0
63) When this happened, did you help at all in making decisions about how much medical treatment should be given? (HELPDEC)
TOTAL%
1) Yes34644.8
2) No42655.2
9) Don't know/Refused00
Missing2580 
TOTAL772100.0
64) In March, Congress passed a bill that required the federal courts to hear the case of Terri Schiavo, the brain-damaged Florida woman who later died after her feeding tube was removed. Do you believe that Congress did the right thing in getting involved in the case, or do you think Congress should have stayed out of the case? (SCHIAVO)
TOTAL%
1) Believe that Congress did the right thing57717.2
2) Believe that Congress should have stayed out of the case241171.9
9) Don't know/Refused36310.8
TOTAL3351100.0
65) Which political party -- the REPUBLICAN Party or the DEMOCRATIC Party – do you think could do a better job of dealing with issues related to end-of-life decisions? (BETPARTY)
TOTAL%
1) Republican Party73622
2) Democratic Party113233.8
3) Both Equally (VOL.)852.5
4) Neither (VOL.)53616
9) Don't know/Refused86225.7
TOTAL3351100.0
66) Which comes closer to your view? Abortion should be generally available to those who want it; Abortion should be available but under stricter limits than it is now; Abortion should be against the law except in cases of rape, incest and to save the woman's life; Abortion should not be permitted at all. (ABORTION)
TOTAL%
1) Generally available99029.5
2) Available, but under stricter limits63018.8
3) Against law except rape/incest/save life105031.3
4) Abortion should not be permitted at all55216.5
9) Don't know/Refused1313.9
TOTAL3353100.0
67) Do you favor or oppose the death penalty for persons convicted of murder? (DEATHPEN)
TOTAL%
1) Favor203860.8
2) Oppose90427
9) Don't know/Refused41012.2
TOTAL3352100.0
68) Do you use a computer at your workplace, at school, at home or anywhere else on at least an occasional basis? (COMPUTER)
TOTAL%
1) Yes127876.8
2) No38223
9) Don't know/Refused3.2
Missing1690 
TOTAL1663100.0
69) Do you ever go online to access the Internet or World Wide Web or to send and receive email? (INTERNET)
TOTAL%
1) Yes240271.6
2) No94728.2
9) Don't know/Refused4.1
TOTAL3353100.0
70) What is your age? (AGE)
TOTAL%
18) 181043.1
19) 19631.9
20) 20381.1
21) 21481.4
22) 22812.4
23) 23601.8
24) 24481.4
25) 25561.7
26) 26541.6
27) 27451.3
28) 28641.9
29) 29631.9
30) 30481.4
31) 31391.2
32) 32391.2
33) 33601.8
34) 34882.6
35) 35802.4
36) 36732.2
37) 37491.5
38) 38631.9
39) 39662
40) 40982.9
41) 41451.3
42) 42601.8
43) 43682
44) 44641.9
45) 45832.5
46) 46561.7
47) 47972.9
48) 48491.5
49) 49461.4
50) 50762.3
51) 51682
52) 52501.5
53) 53772.3
54) 54531.6
55) 55521.6
56) 56391.2
57) 57541.6
58) 5831.9
59) 59541.6
60) 60641.9
61) 6122.7
62) 62441.3
63) 63371.1
64) 64461.4
65) 65381.1
66) 6625.7
67) 6723.7
68) 6830.9
69) 6927.8
70) 7031.9
71) 7121.6
72) 72341
73) 7327.8
74) 7420.6
75) 75451.3
76) 7611.3
77) 7716.5
78) 7828.8
79) 7921.6
80) 8024.7
81) 8112.4
82) 8229.9
83) 8312.4
84) 8416.5
85) 856.2
86) 8615.4
87) 8710.3
88) 885.1
89) 8910
90) 904.1
91) 9110
92) 9210
93) 934.1
94) 943.1
97) 97 or older10
99) Don't know/Refused451.3
TOTAL3348100.0
71) What is the last grade or class that you completed in school? (EDUC)
TOTAL%
1) None, or grade 1-8902.7
2) High school incomplete (Grades 9-11)34710.3
3) High school graduate (Grade 12 or GED certificate)110633
4) Technical, trade, or vocational school AFTER high school872.6
5) Some college, no 4-year degree (including associate degree)80223.9
6) College graduate (B.S., B.A., or other 4-year degree)56316.8
7) Post-graduate training or professional schooling after college (e.g., toward a master's degree or Ph.D.; law or medical school)34510.3
9) Don't know/Refused13.4
TOTAL3353100.0
72) Are you, yourself, of Hispanic origin or descent, such as Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban, or some other Spanish background? (HISP)
TOTAL%
1) Yes3199.5
2) No300889.7
9) Don't know\Refused25.7
TOTAL3352100.0
73) (If Hispanic, ask:) Are you white Hispanic, black Hispanic, or some other race? (If non-Hispanic, ask:) What is your race? Are you white, black, Asian, or some other? (RACE)
TOTAL%
1) White264078.7
2) Black38711.5
3) Asian401.2
4) Other or mixed race2266.7
9) Don't know/Refused601.8
TOTAL3353100.0
74) Are you the parent or guardian of any children under 18 now living in your household? (PARENT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes119235.6
2) No215664.3
9) Don't know/Refused4.1
TOTAL3352100.0
75) Would you describe yourself as a "born again" or evangelical Christian, or not? (BORNAG)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, would104837.1
2) No, would not163658
9) Don't know/Refused1384.9
Missing531 
TOTAL2822100.0
76) Aside from weddings and funerals, how often do you attend religious services... more than once a week, once a week, once or twice a month, a few times a year, seldom, or never? (ATTEND)
TOTAL%
1) More than once a week42412.7
2) Once a week71721.4
3) Once or twice a month48314.4
4) A few times a year64019.1
5) Seldom63118.8
6) Never40212
9) Don't know/Refused541.6
TOTAL3351100.0
77) How important would you say religion is in your own life -- very important, fairly important, or not very important? (RELIMP)
TOTAL%
1) Very important188256.1
2) Fairly important81024.2
3) Not very important60017.9
9) Don't know/Refused611.8
TOTAL3353100.0
78) Does the clergy at your place of worship ever speak out on the issue of abortion? (CLERABOR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes83851.6
2) No73645.3
9) Don't know/Refused503.1
Missing1728 
TOTAL1624100.0
79) Does the clergy at your place of worship ever speak out on the issue of the situation in Iraq? (CLERIRAQ)
TOTAL%
1) Yes81950.4
2) No76447
9) Don't know/Refused412.5
Missing1728 
TOTAL1624100.0
80) Does the clergy at your place of worship ever speak out on the issue of the death penalty? (CLERDP)
TOTAL%
1) Yes43726.9
2) No112669.3
9) Don't know/Refused613.8
Missing1728 
TOTAL1624100.0
81) Does the clergy at your place of worship ever speak out on the issue of assisted suicide or end-of-life decisions? (CLERAS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes53933.2
2) No103963.9
9) Don't know/Refused472.9
Missing1728 
TOTAL1625100.0
82) Last year, that is in 2004, what was your total family income from all sources, before taxes? (INCOME)
TOTAL%
1) 1 Less than $10,0002076.2
2) 10 to under $20,0003099.2
3) 20 to under $30,0003159.4
4) 30 to under $40,0003259.7
5) 40 to under $50,00035410.6
6) 50 to under $75,00054916.4
7) 75 to under $100,00039011.6
8) 100 to under $150,0002577.7
9) $150,000 or more1584.7
10) Don't know/Refused48814.6
TOTAL3352100.0
83) 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? (VOTEREG)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, registered266379.4
2) No, not registered66920
9) Don't know/Refused20.6
TOTAL3352100.0
84) Are you absolutely certain that you are registered to vote, or is there a chance that your registration has lapsed because you moved or for some other reason? (REGICERT)
TOTAL%
1) Absolutely certain255295.8
2) Chance registration has lapsed993.7
9) Don't know/Refused12.5
Missing689 
TOTAL2663100.0
85) In politics TODAY, do you consider yourself a Republican, Democrat, or Independent? (PARTY)
TOTAL%
1) Republican91127.2
2) Democrat114834.2
3) Independent98529.4
4) No preference1665
5) Other party17.5
9) Don't know/Refused1253.7
TOTAL3352100.0
86) As of today do you lean more to the Republican Party or more to the Democratic Party? (PARTYLN)
TOTAL%
1) Republican30123.3
2) Democrat42032.5
9) Other/Don't know/Refused57244.2
Missing2059 
TOTAL1293100.0
87) In general, would you describe your political views as very conservative, conservative, moderate, liberal, or very liberal? (IDEO)
TOTAL%
1) Very conservative1574.7
2) Conservative93327.8
3) Moderate126937.9
4) Liberal50715.1
5) Very liberal1865.5
9) Don't know/Refused3008.9
TOTAL3352100.0
88) In last year's presidential election between George W. Bush and John Kerry, did things come up that kept you from voting, or did you happen to vote? (PVOTE04A)
TOTAL%
1) Voted245273.1
2) Did not vote (includes too young to vote)83925
8) Don't remember if voted26.8
9) Refused/L361.1
TOTAL3353100.0
89) Did you vote for Bush, Kerry, or someone else? (PVOTE04B)
TOTAL%
1) Bush109644.7
2) Kerry103842.3
3) Other candidate1084.4
4) Don't remember which candidate10.4
9) Refused2018.2
Missing900 
TOTAL2453100.0
90) Are you yourself or is your husband/wife a veteran of the armed services? (VETERAN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, respondent43012.8
2) Yes, spouse2347
3) Yes, both23.7
4) Yes, respondent still active/in the reserves3.1
5) Yes, spouse still active/in the reserves00
6) Yes, both still active/in the reserves00
7) No263378.6
9) Don't know/Refused29.9
TOTAL3352100.0
91) At a later date, news reporters may want to talk further with people who took part in this survey. Would you be willing to talk to a reporter about the survey topics at a convenient time? (CONTACT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes187856
2) No143742.9
9) Don't know/Refused371.1
TOTAL3352100.0
92) So that a reporter might reach you more easily, can you tell me your first name? (NAME)
TOTAL%
1) Gave name (SPECIFY)179195.3
2) Declined to be contacted at this point884.7
Missing1474 
TOTAL1879100.0
93) Thank you very much for your time. In case you are interested, this survey is being conducted by the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press. They will have a report about it on their website in the coming weeks. Would you like their web site address? (WEBSITE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, website requested158847.4
2) No, website not requested176452.6
TOTAL3352100.0
94) What is your zip code? [If 9 then Don't know/Refused)] (ZIPCODE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL335247742.0529926.95
95) When you think about getting old, what do you LOOK FORWARD TO the most? (DO NOT READ, ACCEPT MULTIPLE RESPONSES)-Other (THKOLDOS)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL0
96) When you think about getting old, what WORRIES you the most? (DO NOT READ, ACCEPT MULTIPLE RESPONSES) –Other (WRYOLDOS)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL0
97) With whom, if anyone, have you discussed your wishes for your own medical treatment in these kinds of circumstances? –Other (DISCUSOS)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL0
98) What is your religious preference -- Protestant, Roman Catholic, Jewish, Muslim, Mormon, or an orthodox church such as the Greek or Russian Orthodox Church? (RELIGION)
TOTAL%
1) Protestant (include Baptist, Lutheran, Methodist, Presbyterian, Episcopalian, Pentecostal, Jehovah's Witness, Church of Christ, etc.)165949.5
2) Roman Catholic78023.3
3) Jewish551.6
4) Mormon (include Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints)641.9
5) Orthodox Church (Greek or Russian)14.4
6) Islam/Muslim12.4
7) Other religion (SPECIFY)2126.3
8) No religion, not a believer, atheist, agnostic47414.1
9) Don't know/Refused832.5
TOTAL3353100.0
99) What is your religious preference -- Protestant, Roman Catholic, Jewish, Muslim, Mormon, or an orthodox church such as the Greek or Russian Orthodox Church? -Other (RELIGOS)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL0
100) Recoded age for banner (RECAGE2)
TOTAL%
1) 18-2972521.6
2) 30-49127037.9
3) 50-6476822.9
4) 65+54416.2
9) Refused451.3
TOTAL3352100.0
101) Talks about end of life issues (TALKS)
TOTAL%
1) Talked261595
2) Didn't talk1395
Missing597 
TOTAL2754100.0
102) Recoded pop density (DENSITY3)
TOTAL%
1) Lowest69220.6
2) 69220.6
3) 68020.3
4) 65519.5
5) Highest63418.9
TOTAL3353100.0
103) Red/Blue County based on 2000 election (RBCOUNTY)
TOTAL%
1) Strong Dem71421.3
2) Dem50115
3) Even58817.5
4) Rep72221.5
5) Strong Rep82624.6
TOTAL3351100.0
104) Recoded age (RECAGE)
TOTAL%
1) 18-2444413.2
2) 25-3455516.6
3) 35-4466519.8
4) 45-5465519.5
5) 55-6444413.2
6) 65+54416.2
9) Refused451.3
TOTAL3352100.0
105) Recoded education (RECEDUC)
TOTAL%
1) Less than high school43613
2) High school graduate119335.6
3) Some college80223.9
4) College degree90827.1
9) Refused13.4
TOTAL3352100.0
106) Race/Ethnicity (RACETHN)
TOTAL%
1) White~H243772.7
2) Black~H37411.2
3) Hispanic3199.5
4) Other1895.6
9) DK\ref331
TOTAL3352100.0
107) Weight variable by density and cross race (WEIGHT)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL2.2351.031
108) When you think about getting old, what do you LOOK FORWARD TO the most? (DO NOT READ, ACCEPT MULTIPLE RESPONSES)(1st mention) (THNKOLD1)
TOTAL%
1) Not having to work, having free time115834.5
2) Having good health/being active3169.4
3) Being able to share lives of, children, grandchildren, etc.63218.9
4) Travel1203.6
5) Being able to experience changes in the world591.8
6) Other (SPECIFY)58617.5
98) Nothing2878.6
99) Don't know/Refused1945.8
TOTAL3352100.0
109) When you think about getting old, what do you LOOK FORWARD TO the most? (DO NOT READ, ACCEPT MULTIPLE RESPONSES)(2nd mention) (THNKOLD2)
TOTAL%
1) Not having to work, having free time1520.3
2) Having good health/being active912.2
3) Being able to share lives of, children, grandchildren, etc.1317.6
4) Travel1520.3
5) Being able to experience changes in the world34.1
6) Other (SPECIFY)1925.7
Missing3278 
TOTAL74100.0
110) When you think about getting old, what do you LOOK FORWARD TO the most? (DO NOT READ, ACCEPT MULTIPLE RESPONSES) (3rd mention) (THNKOLD3)
TOTAL%
1) Not having to work, having free time,337.5
2) Having good health/being active225
3) Being able to share lives of, children, grandchildren, etc.337.5
Missing3345 
TOTAL8100.0
111) When you think about getting old, what WORRIES you the most? (DO NOT READ, ACCEPT MULTIPLE RESPONSES)(1st mention) (WRRYOLD1)
TOTAL%
1) Health problems, unspecified106033.2
2) Dying1414.4
3) Getting cancer21.7
4) Getting Alzheimer's disease411.3
5) Getting some other disease371.2
6) That my mind will go/Senility/Mental health401.3
7) Being unable to take care of self, being dependent2598.1
8) Being unable to do things I enjoy (sports, sex, work)551.7
9) Being poor/Income problems60018.8
10) Being alone792.5
11) Other (SPECIFY)38712.1
98) Nothing43113.5
99) Don't know/Refused371.2
Missing165 
TOTAL3188100.0
112) When you think about getting old, what WORRIES you the most? (DO NOT READ, ACCEPT MULTIPLE RESPONSES) (2nd mention) (WRRYOLD2)
TOTAL%
1) Health problems, unspecified1614.7
2) Dying32.8
3) Getting cancer65.5
4) Getting Alzheimer's disease21.8
5) Getting some other disease87.3
6) That my mind will go/Senility/Mental health54.6
7) Being unable to take care of self, being dependent1110.1
8) Being unable to do things I enjoy (sports, sex, work)1.9
9) Being poor/Income problems2724.8
10) Being alone76.4
11) Other (SPECIFY)2321.1
98) Nothing00
99) Don't know/Refused00
Missing3244 
TOTAL109100.0
113) When you think about getting old, what WORRIES you the most? (DO NOT READ, ACCEPT MULTIPLE RESPONSES) (3rd mention) (WRRYOLD3)
TOTAL%
1) Health problems, unspecified110
6) That my mind will go/Senility/Mental health330
9) Being poor/Income problems660
Missing3342 
TOTAL10100.0
114) With whom, if anyone, have you discussed your wishes for your own medical treatment in these kinds of circumstances? (1st mention) (WHODISC1)
TOTAL%
1) No one89627.6
2) Husband/wife120737.1
3) Child36811.3
4) Parent3099.5
5) Other relative2126.5
7) Doctor or nurse441.4
8) Friend912.8
9) Other (SPECIFY)922.8
99) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)331
Missing100 
TOTAL3252100.0
115) With whom, if anyone, have you discussed your wishes for your own medical treatment in these kinds of circumstances? (2nd mention) (WHODISC2)
TOTAL%
2) Husband/wife568.7
3) Child20531.9
4) Parent13821.5
5) Other relative12819.9
6) Minister or priest4.6
7) Doctor or nurse101.6
8) Friend497.6
9) Other (SPECIFY)528.1
Missing2711 
TOTAL642100.0
116) With whom, if anyone, have you discussed your wishes for your own medical treatment in these kinds of circumstances? (3rd mention) (WHODISC3)
TOTAL%
2) Husband/wife1510.6
3) Child74.9
4) Parent2719
5) Other relative4431
6) Minister or priest21.4
7) Doctor or nurse117.7
8) Friend1913.4
9) Other (SPECIFY)1712
Missing3211 
TOTAL142100.0
117) With whom, if anyone, have you discussed your wishes for your own medical treatment in these kinds of circumstances? (4th mention) (WHODISC4)
TOTAL%
4) Parent15.3
5) Other relative1157.9
6) Minister or priest210.5
8) Friend315.8
9) Other (SPECIFY)210.5
Missing3334 
TOTAL19100.0
118) With whom, if anyone, have you discussed your wishes for your own medical treatment in these kinds of circumstances? (5th mention) (WHODISC5)
TOTAL%
8) Friend3100
Missing3349 
TOTAL3100.0
119) Call Attempt (ATTEMPT)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL33523.182.51
120) Date of first call (FCALL)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL335251111.563.13
121) Recoded age (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-AGE)
TOTAL%
1) 18-2444413.4
2) 25-3455516.8
3) 35-4466520.1
4) 45-5465519.8
5) 55-6444413.4
6) 65+54416.4
Missing45 
TOTAL3307100.0
122) Recoded education (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-EDUC)
TOTAL%
1) Less than high school43613.1
2) High school graduate119335.7
3) Some college80224
4) College graduate90827.2
Missing13 
TOTAL3339100.0
123) SEX [ENTER RESPONDENT'S SEX:] (for use with online analysis) (I-GENDER)
TOTAL%
1) Male160447.9
2) Female174852.1
TOTAL3352100.0
124) Are you currently married, living with a partner, divorced, separated, widowed, or have you never been married? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Married171651.6
2) Living with a partner2146.4
3) Divorced3289.9
4) Separated682
5) Widowed2738.2
6) Never been married72621.8
Missing27 
TOTAL3325100.0
125) What is your religious preference -- Protestant, Roman Catholic, Jewish, Muslim, Mormon, or an orthodox church such as the Greek or Russian Orthodox Church? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-RELIGION)
TOTAL%
1) Protestant (include Baptist, Lutheran, Methodist, Presbyterian, Episcopalian, Pentecostal, Jehovah's Witness, Church of Christ, etc.)165950.7
2) Roman Catholic78023.9
3) Jewish551.7
4) Mormon (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints)642
7) Other religion2377.2
8) No religion, not a believer, atheist, agnostic47414.5
Missing83 
TOTAL3269100.0
126) In politics TODAY, do you consider yourself a Republican, Democrat, or Independent? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-PARTYID)
TOTAL%
1) Republican91128.2
2) Democrat114835.6
3) Independent98530.5
4) No preference1665.1
5) Other party17.5
Missing125 
TOTAL3227100.0