ABC News Religion Poll, 1997
CitationLanger, G. E. (2020, August 13). ABC News Religion Poll, 1997.
SummaryThis 1997 ABC News Religion Poll was a special topics poll of 752 randomly selected adults. The poll questioned respondents about their beliefs in God, including how religious they are and their views on Christ. Questions were also asked about Fundamentalist views, as well as level of religious and racial tolerance. Demographic variables in the poll include gender, age, education, and race.
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Data FileCases: 752
Weight Variable: WT1
Data CollectionMarch 24-25, 1997
Funded ByABC News, Gary E. Langer, Director of Polling
Collection ProceduresChilton Research Services of Radnor, Pa., conducted this survey for ABC News. Telephone interview surveys were done with 752 adults in the continental United States.
Sampling ProceduresAs described on the Methodology page of the ABC News Web site, A sample of households in the continental United States is selected via random digit dialing (RDD) procedures, to insure that all possible listed and unlisted phone numbers are included with equal probability of selection.
Sampling then occurs in three stages. First, a systematic random sample of telephone exchanges is selected within each stratum, by taking every nth exchange. Next, telephone banks (the first two digits of the four-digit suffix) with more than one residential listing assigned in white pages directories are classified as working banks. The third stage of sampling is respondent selection within the household, accomplished by last-birthday selection. Interviewers ask to speak to the household member age 18 or over at home who's had the last birthday.
Please see the Methodology webpage for a full description of the sampling procedures used in this survey.