PRRI/RNS Religion & Politics Tracking Poll, October 2011

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The PRRI Religion & Politics Tracking Poll was conducted by Public Religion Research Institute to examine attitudes on breaking news and emerging issues at the intersection of religion and politics. This survey assessed public views about the Republican primary candidates. It also examined public knowledge about Mitt Romney’s religious beliefs and which candidate for the Republican presidential nomination had the religious and political views that were closest to those of the respondents.

Data File
Cases: 1,019
Variables: 56
Weight Variable: WEIGHT
Data Collection
Date Collected: October 19-23, 2011
Original Survey (Instrument)
Public Religion Research Institute October 2011 Questionnaire
Funded By
Public Religion Research Institute
Collection Procedures
Telephone interviews were conducted by professional interviewers under the direction of Social Science Research Solutions among a national sample of 1,019 adults, 18 years of age or older in the continental United States. Interviews were conducted from October 19, 2011 to October 23, 2011. Interviews were conducted in English and Spanish on both landline telephones and cellular telephones (N=294). The randomly sampled telephone numbers were subject to up to four different call attempts.
Sampling Procedures
The sample was derived by an unrestricted random-digit dial procedure, which minimizes serial bias and includes both listed and unlisted telephone numbers. Only one interview was conducted within an individual household. The sample is fully replicated and stratified by region to increase its representativeness.
Principal Investigators
Robert P. Jones and Daniel Cox
Related Publications
The following link contains a summary of the Public Religion Research Institute’s findings of this survey here.
Notes on Weighted Variables
The final sample was weighted to six different parameters—age, race, sex, geographic region, education, and telephone usage—to ensure reliable and accurate representation of the total adult population.

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