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The 2000 American Rabbi Study - Codebook

All frequencies are raw numbers (no weights used).

1) Respondent ID (ID)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total402191,640.1791,230.47
2) Some people don't pay much attention to political campaigns. How about you? Were you very interested, somewhat interested, or not interested in the 2000 political campaigns? (POLINT)
 TOTAL%
1) Very interested30281.6
2) Somewhat interested6417.3
3) Not interested41.1
Missing32
Total370100.0
3) How much attention did you pay to news reports about the current campaign season? (ATTNMDIA)
 TOTAL%
1) A great deal20654.9
2) Quite a bit11931.7
3) Some4211.2
4) Very little82.1
Missing27
Total375100.0
4) How actively involved are you in politics and public affairs? (INVOLVED)
 TOTAL%
1) A great deal5815.5
2) Quite a bit9625.7
3) Some13536.2
4) Very little6517.4
5) None195.1
Missing29
Total373100.0
5) If it were possible, would you like to be more or less involved with politics and public affairs? (NVLVDPRF)
 TOTAL%
1) Much more5615.0
2) Somewhat more14939.9
3) Same as now16042.9
4) Somewhat less71.9
5) Much less10.3
Missing29
Total373100.0
6) Do [MOVEMENT] Jews, as a movement, need to be more or less involved with politics/public affairs (see note 1 on the ARDA summary page)? (NVLVDGRP)
 TOTAL%
1) Much more9525.9
2) Somewhat more17648.0
3) Same as now8523.2
4) Somewhat less92.5
5) Much less20.5
Missing35
Total367100.0
7) Some clergy are more politically involved than others for a variety of reasons. Do the following factors generally encourage or discourage your political involvement? The attitudes of my congregation (CONGATTI)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly encourage175.0
2) Encourage10531.1
3) Neutral18755.3
4) Discourage267.7
5) Strongly discourage30.9
Missing64
Total338100.0
8) Some clergy are more politically involved than others for a variety of reasons. Do the following factors generally encourage or discourage your political involvement? The attitudes of other rabbis (RBBIATTI)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly encourage143.9
2) Encourage13337.0
3) Neutral20356.5
4) Discourage71.9
5) Strongly discourage20.6
Missing43
Total359100.0
9) Some clergy are more politically involved than others for a variety of reasons. Do the following factors generally encourage or discourage your political involvement? Leaders and culture of my movement (MVMTLDRS)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly encourage5415.0
2) Encourage15944.3
3) Neutral13236.8
4) Discourage113.1
5) Strongly discourage30.8
Missing43
Total359100.0
10) Some clergy are more politically involved than others for a variety of reasons. Do the following factors generally encourage or discourage your political involvement? My own political beliefs (POLBEL)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly encourage17548.1
2) Encourage15342.0
3) Neutral308.2
4) Discourage51.4
5) Strongly discourage10.3
Missing38
Total364100.0
11) Some clergy are more politically involved than others for a variety of reasons. Do the following factors generally encourage or discourage your political involvement? My own theological beliefs (THEOLBEL)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly encourage16244.9
2) Encourage14339.6
3) Neutral5214.4
4) Discourage30.8
5) Strongly discourage10.3
Missing41
Total361100.0
12) Some clergy are more politically involved than others for a variety of reasons. Do the following factors generally encourage or discourage your political involvement? Demands of my job (JOBDMNDS)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly encourage143.9
2) Encourage5716.0
3) Neutral13136.8
4) Discourage12635.4
5) Strongly discourage287.9
Missing46
Total356100.0
13) Some clergy are more politically involved than others for a variety of reasons. Do the following factors generally encourage or discourage your political involvement? New and potential members (NEWMEMBR)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly encourage41.2
2) Encourage309.1
3) Neutral28084.6
4) Discourage133.9
5) Strongly discourage41.2
Missing71
Total331100.0
14) Some clergy are more politically involved than others for a variety of reasons. Do the following factors generally encourage or discourage your political involvement? Neighborhood residents (NEIGHBOR)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly encourage92.6
2) Encourage4813.8
3) Neutral27579.3
4) Discourage123.5
5) Strongly discourage30.9
Missing55
Total347100.0
15) Generally speaking, do you usually think of yourself as a Republican, a Democrat, or an independent? (PARTYID)
 TOTAL%
1) Republican205.4
2) Democrat29879.9
3) Independent4612.3
4) No preference61.6
5) Other party30.8
Missing29
Total373100.0
16) If (Republican/Democrat), would you call yourself a STRONG (Republican/Democrat) or a NOT VERY STRONG (Republican/Democrat)? (PARTYID2)
 TOTAL%
1) Strong23074.4
2) Not very strong7925.6
Missing93
Total309100.0
17) If (independent or no preference), do you think of yourself as closer to the Democratic party or closer to the Republican party? (PARTYID3)
 TOTAL%
1) Republican1013.2
2) Neither1114.5
3) Democratic5572.4
Missing326
Total76100.0
18) Many people use the terms liberal, moderate, and conservative to recognize different opinions. On a scale from 1 to 5, where 1 is the most liberal position and 5 is most conservative, where would you rank yourself when you think of your general political views? (POLVIEWS)
 TOTAL%
1) Most liberal10127.4
2) 13937.7
3) Moderate8823.8
4) 349.2
5) Most conservative71.9
Missing33
Total369100.0
19) Do you serve in a (see note 2 on the ARDA summary page): (SERVE)
 TOTAL%
1) Congregation25771.6
2) Movement organization113.1
3) Community organization308.4
4) Other (fill in the blank)6117.0
Missing43
Total359100.0
20) Do you agree or disagree with the following statements about the nomination of Joseph Lieberman for vice-president? Lieberman's candidacy made me proud to be a Jew. (LBRMNVP1)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree17547.3
2) Agree11230.3
3) Not sure/neutral6317.0
4) Disagree164.3
5) Strongly disagree41.1
Missing32
Total370100.0
21) Do you agree or disagree with the following statements about the nomination of Joseph Lieberman for vice-president? His candidacy increased anti-Semitic feelings. (LBRMNVP2)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree30.8
2) Agree339.0
3) Not sure/neutral9225.1
4) Disagree15341.8
5) Strongly disagree8523.2
Missing36
Total366100.0
22) Do you agree or disagree with the following statements about the nomination of Joseph Lieberman for vice-president? All Jews should have supported his bid for office. (LBRMNVP3)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree184.9
2) Agree328.8
3) Not sure/neutral5715.7
4) Disagree16044.0
5) Strongly disagree9726.6
Missing38
Total364100.0
23) Do you agree or disagree with the following statements about the nomination of Joseph Lieberman for vice-president? Lieberman helped the Democratic ticket. (LBRMNVP4)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree10829.3
2) Agree18449.9
3) Not sure/neutral6016.3
4) Disagree154.1
5) Strongly disagree20.5
Missing33
Total369100.0
24) Do you agree or disagree with the following statements about the nomination of Joseph Lieberman for vice-president? A Jew will be president during the twenty-first century. (LBRMNVP5)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree4211.4
2) Agree9124.7
3) Not sure/neutral19753.4
4) Disagree287.6
5) Strongly disagree113.0
Missing33
Total369100.0
25) Were you or your synagogue involved in a voter registration drive for the 2000 elections? (REGDRIVE)
 TOTAL%
1) I was involved226.8
2) My synagogue was involved299.0
3) Both299.0
4) Neither24475.3
Missing78
Total324100.0
26) Have you ever participated in any of the following activities? Circle whether you have done so in the past year (2000), AND how often you generally undertake such an activity (see note 3 on the ARDA summary page). Publicly (not in a sermon) take a stand on a political issue (ISSUEPA)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes214100.0
Missing188
Total214100.0
27) Have you ever participated in any of the following activities? Circle whether you have done so in the past year (2000), AND how often you generally undertake such an activity (see note 3 on the ARDA summary page). Publicly (not in a sermon) take a stand on a political issue (ISSUEFA)
 TOTAL%
1) Often9629.5
2) Sometimes14544.6
3) Rarely6620.3
4) Never185.5
Missing77
Total325100.0
28) Have you ever participated in any of the following activities? Circle whether you have done so in the past year (2000), AND how often you generally undertake such an activity (see note 3 on the ARDA summary page). Publicly (not in a sermon) support a political candidate (ISSUEPB)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes116100.0
Missing286
Total116100.0
29) Have you ever participated in any of the following activities? Circle whether you have done so in the past year (2000), AND how often you generally undertake such an activity (see note 3 on the ARDA summary page). Publicly (not in a sermon) support a political candidate (ISSUEFB)
 TOTAL%
1) Often5317.4
2) Sometimes7925.9
3) Rarely6722.0
4) Never10634.8
Missing97
Total305100.0
30) Have you ever participated in any of the following activities? Circle whether you have done so in the past year (2000), AND how often you generally undertake such an activity (see note 3 on the ARDA summary page). In a sermon, take a stand on a political issue (ISSUEPC)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes194100.0
Missing208
Total194100.0
31) Have you ever participated in any of the following activities? Circle whether you have done so in the past year (2000), AND how often you generally undertake such an activity (see note 3 on the ARDA summary page). In a sermon, take a stand on a political issue (ISSUEFC)
 TOTAL%
1) Often8729.4
2) Sometimes14147.6
3) Rarely5117.2
4) Never175.7
Missing106
Total296100.0
32) Have you ever participated in any of the following activities? Circle whether you have done so in the past year (2000), AND how often you generally undertake such an activity (see note 3 on the ARDA summary page). Deliver a sermon on a controversial social or political issue (ISSUEPD)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes208100.0
Missing194
Total208100.0
33) Have you ever participated in any of the following activities? Circle whether you have done so in the past year (2000), AND how often you generally undertake such an activity (see note 3 on the ARDA summary page). Deliver a sermon on a controversial social or political issue (ISSUEFD)
 TOTAL%
1) Often8828.9
2) Sometimes16955.4
3) Rarely3812.5
4) Never103.3
Missing97
Total305100.0
34) Have you ever participated in any of the following activities? Circle whether you have done so in the past year (2000), AND how often you generally undertake such an activity (see note 3 on the ARDA summary page). Urge your congregation to register and vote (ISSUEPE)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes165100.0
Missing237
Total165100.0
35) Have you ever participated in any of the following activities? Circle whether you have done so in the past year (2000), AND how often you generally undertake such an activity (see note 3 on the ARDA summary page). Urge your congregation to register and vote (ISSUEFE)
 TOTAL%
1) Often11643.3
2) Sometimes9234.3
3) Rarely3011.2
4) Never3011.2
Missing134
Total268100.0
36) Have you ever participated in any of the following activities? Circle whether you have done so in the past year (2000), AND how often you generally undertake such an activity (see note 3 on the ARDA summary page). In a sermon, take a stand on a moral issue (ISSUEPF)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes221100.0
Missing181
Total221100.0
37) Have you ever participated in any of the following activities? Circle whether you have done so in the past year (2000), AND how often you generally undertake such an activity (see note 3 on the ARDA summary page). In a sermon, take a stand on a moral issue (ISSUEFF)
 TOTAL%
1) Often19364.3
2) Sometimes9832.7
3) Rarely62.0
4) Never31.0
Missing102
Total300100.0
38) Have you ever participated in any of the following activities? Circle whether you have done so in the past year (2000), AND how often you generally undertake such an activity (see note 3 on the ARDA summary page). Publicly (not in a sermon) take a stand on a moral issue (ISSUEPG)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes189100.0
Missing213
Total189100.0
39) Have you ever participated in any of the following activities? Circle whether you have done so in the past year (2000), AND how often you generally undertake such an activity (see note 3 on the ARDA summary page). Publicly (not in a sermon) take a stand on a moral issue (ISSUEFG)
 TOTAL%
1) Often14449.0
2) Sometimes11438.8
3) Rarely206.8
4) Never165.4
Missing108
Total294100.0
40) Have you ever participated in any of the following activities? Circle whether you have done so in the past year (2000), AND how often you generally undertake such an activity (see note 3 on the ARDA summary page). Display a campaign button, sticker, or yard sign (ISSUEPH)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes90100.0
Missing312
Total90100.0
41) Have you ever participated in any of the following activities? Circle whether you have done so in the past year (2000), AND how often you generally undertake such an activity (see note 3 on the ARDA summary page). Display a campaign button, sticker, or yard sign (ISSUEFH)
 TOTAL%
1) Often2911.0
2) Sometimes6324.0
3) Rarely5119.4
4) Never12045.6
Missing139
Total263100.0
42) Have you ever participated in any of the following activities? Circle whether you have done so in the past year (2000), AND how often you generally undertake such an activity (see note 3 on the ARDA summary page). Organize a synagogue study group to discuss public affairs (ISSUEPI)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes74100.0
Missing328
Total74100.0
43) Have you ever participated in any of the following activities? Circle whether you have done so in the past year (2000), AND how often you generally undertake such an activity (see note 3 on the ARDA summary page). Organize a synagogue study group to discuss public affairs (ISSUEFI)
 TOTAL%
1) Often249.8
2) Sometimes8032.5
3) Rarely6325.6
4) Never7932.1
Missing156
Total246100.0
44) Have you ever participated in any of the following activities? Circle whether you have done so in the past year (2000), AND how often you generally undertake such an activity (see note 3 on the ARDA summary page). Organize a group in synagogue to accomplish a political goal (ISSUEPJ)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes49100.0
Missing353
Total49100.0
45) Have you ever participated in any of the following activities? Circle whether you have done so in the past year (2000), AND how often you generally undertake such an activity (see note 3 on the ARDA summary page). Organize a group in synagogue to accomplish a political goal (ISSUEFJ)
 TOTAL%
1) Often156.4
2) Sometimes5222.0
3) Rarely6628.0
4) Never10343.6
Missing166
Total236100.0
46) Have you ever participated in any of the following activities? Circle whether you have done so in the past year (2000), AND how often you generally undertake such an activity (see note 3 on the ARDA summary page). Active in national political group (ISSUEPK)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes53100.0
Missing349
Total53100.0
47) Have you ever participated in any of the following activities? Circle whether you have done so in the past year (2000), AND how often you generally undertake such an activity (see note 3 on the ARDA summary page). Active in national political group (ISSUEFK)
 TOTAL%
1) Often3112.6
2) Sometimes4518.2
3) Rarely5622.7
4) Never11546.6
Missing155
Total247100.0
48) Have you ever participated in any of the following activities? Circle whether you have done so in the past year (2000), AND how often you generally undertake such an activity (see note 3 on the ARDA summary page). Organize a group in synagogue to accomplish a political goal (ISSUEPL)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes43100.0
Missing359
Total43100.0
49) Have you ever participated in any of the following activities? Circle whether you have done so in the past year (2000), AND how often you generally undertake such an activity (see note 3 on the ARDA summary page). Organize a group in synagogue to accomplish a political goal (ISSUEFL)
 TOTAL%
1) Often135.4
2) Sometimes4117.2
3) Rarely4719.7
4) Never13857.7
Missing163
Total239100.0
50) Have you ever participated in any of the following activities? Circle whether you have done so in the past year (2000), AND how often you generally undertake such an activity (see note 3 on the ARDA summary page). Boycott a product to protest corporate policy (ISSUEPM)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes84100.0
Missing318
Total84100.0
51) Have you ever participated in any of the following activities? Circle whether you have done so in the past year (2000), AND how often you generally undertake such an activity (see note 3 on the ARDA summary page). Boycott a product to protest corporate policy (ISSUEFM)
 TOTAL%
1) Often3613.4
2) Sometimes9334.6
3) Rarely7427.5
4) Never6624.5
Missing133
Total269100.0
52) Have you ever participated in any of the following activities? Circle whether you have done so in the past year (2000), AND how often you generally undertake such an activity (see note 3 on the ARDA summary page). Active in a local political/community group (ISSUEPN)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes98100.0
Missing304
Total98100.0
53) Have you ever participated in any of the following activities? Circle whether you have done so in the past year (2000), AND how often you generally undertake such an activity (see note 3 on the ARDA summary page). Active in a local political/community group (ISSUEFN)
 TOTAL%
1) Often5522.0
2) Sometimes6224.8
3) Rarely6726.8
4) Never6626.4
Missing152
Total250100.0
54) Have you ever participated in any of the following activities? Circle whether you have done so in the past year (2000), AND how often you generally undertake such an activity (see note 3 on the ARDA summary page). Active on a local board or council (ISSUEPO)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes96100.0
Missing306
Total96100.0
55) Have you ever participated in any of the following activities? Circle whether you have done so in the past year (2000), AND how often you generally undertake such an activity (see note 3 on the ARDA summary page). Active on a local board or council (ISSUEFO)
 TOTAL%
1) Often7128.6
2) Sometimes5723.0
3) Rarely5120.6
4) Never6927.8
Missing154
Total248100.0
56) Have you ever participated in any of the following activities? Circle whether you have done so in the past year (2000), AND how often you generally undertake such an activity (see note 3 on the ARDA summary page). Serve on a local clergy council (ISSUEPP)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes174100.0
Missing228
Total174100.0
57) Have you ever participated in any of the following activities? Circle whether you have done so in the past year (2000), AND how often you generally undertake such an activity (see note 3 on the ARDA summary page). Serve on a local clergy council (ISSUEFP)
 TOTAL%
1) Often16356.6
2) Sometimes6823.6
3) Rarely3010.4
4) Never279.4
Missing114
Total288100.0
58) Have you ever participated in any of the following activities? Circle whether you have done so in the past year (2000), AND how often you generally undertake such an activity (see note 3 on the ARDA summary page). Contribute money to a candidate, party, or PAC (ISSUEPQ)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes137100.0
Missing265
Total137100.0
59) Have you ever participated in any of the following activities? Circle whether you have done so in the past year (2000), AND how often you generally undertake such an activity (see note 3 on the ARDA summary page). Contribute money to a candidate, party, or PAC (ISSUEFQ)
 TOTAL%
1) Often7225.5
2) Sometimes8931.6
3) Rarely6523.0
4) Never5619.9
Missing120
Total282100.0
60) Have you ever participated in any of the following activities? Circle whether you have done so in the past year (2000), AND how often you generally undertake such an activity (see note 3 on the ARDA summary page). Attend a political rally (ISSUEPR)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes90100.0
Missing312
Total90100.0
61) Have you ever participated in any of the following activities? Circle whether you have done so in the past year (2000), AND how often you generally undertake such an activity (see note 3 on the ARDA summary page). Attend a political rally (ISSUEFR)
 TOTAL%
1) Often3011.6
2) Sometimes7729.7
3) Rarely9436.3
4) Never5822.4
Missing143
Total259100.0
62) Have you ever participated in any of the following activities? Circle whether you have done so in the past year (2000), AND how often you generally undertake such an activity (see note 3 on the ARDA summary page). Contact public officials on a political social issue (ISSUEPS)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes165100.0
Missing237
Total165100.0
63) Have you ever participated in any of the following activities? Circle whether you have done so in the past year (2000), AND how often you generally undertake such an activity (see note 3 on the ARDA summary page). Contact public officials on a political social issue (ISSUEFS)
 TOTAL%
1) Often7325.1
2) Sometimes13546.4
3) Rarely6121.0
4) Never227.6
Missing111
Total291100.0
64) Have you ever participated in any of the following activities? Circle whether you have done so in the past year (2000), AND how often you generally undertake such an activity (see note 3 on the ARDA summary page). Write a letter to a newspaper editor or an op-ed piece (ISSUEPT)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes131100.0
Missing271
Total131100.0
65) Have you ever participated in any of the following activities? Circle whether you have done so in the past year (2000), AND how often you generally undertake such an activity (see note 3 on the ARDA summary page). Write a letter to a newspaper editor or an op-ed piece (ISSUEFT)
 TOTAL%
1) Often4817.6
2) Sometimes10036.8
3) Rarely9033.1
4) Never3412.5
Missing130
Total272100.0
66) Have you ever participated in any of the following activities? Circle whether you have done so in the past year (2000), AND how often you generally undertake such an activity (see note 3 on the ARDA summary page). Organize a local advocacy group (ISSUEPU)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes54100.0
Missing348
Total54100.0
67) Have you ever participated in any of the following activities? Circle whether you have done so in the past year (2000), AND how often you generally undertake such an activity (see note 3 on the ARDA summary page). Organize a local advocacy group (ISSUEFU)
 TOTAL%
1) Often218.8
2) Sometimes4719.7
3) Rarely5723.9
4) Never11347.5
Missing164
Total238100.0
68) Have you ever participated in any of the following activities? Circle whether you have done so in the past year (2000), AND how often you generally undertake such an activity (see note 3 on the ARDA summary page). Discuss politics with congregation members (ISSUEPV)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes181100.0
Missing221
Total181100.0
69) Have you ever participated in any of the following activities? Circle whether you have done so in the past year (2000), AND how often you generally undertake such an activity (see note 3 on the ARDA summary page). Discuss politics with congregation members (ISSUEFV)
 TOTAL%
1) Often12141.3
2) Sometimes10937.2
3) Rarely4415.0
4) Never196.5
Missing109
Total293100.0
70) Have you ever participated in any of the following activities? Circle whether you have done so in the past year (2000), AND how often you generally undertake such an activity (see note 3 on the ARDA summary page). Work actively for a party or candidate's campaign (ISSUEPW)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes42100.0
Missing360
Total42100.0
71) Have you ever participated in any of the following activities? Circle whether you have done so in the past year (2000), AND how often you generally undertake such an activity (see note 3 on the ARDA summary page). Work actively for a party or candidate's campaign (ISSUEFW)
 TOTAL%
1) Often228.7
2) Sometimes4417.4
3) Rarely7328.9
4) Never11445.1
Missing149
Total253100.0
72) Have you ever participated in any of the following activities? Circle whether you have done so in the past year (2000), AND how often you generally undertake such an activity (see note 3 on the ARDA summary page). Participate in a protest march or demonstration (ISSUEPX)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes81100.0
Missing321
Total81100.0
73) Have you ever participated in any of the following activities? Circle whether you have done so in the past year (2000), AND how often you generally undertake such an activity (see note 3 on the ARDA summary page). Participate in a protest march or demonstration (ISSUEFX)
 TOTAL%
1) Often228.3
2) Sometimes10238.5
3) Rarely8331.3
4) Never5821.9
Missing137
Total265100.0
74) Have you ever participated in any of the following activities? Circle whether you have done so in the past year (2000), AND how often you generally undertake such an activity (see note 3 on the ARDA summary page). Engage in some form of civil disobedience (ISSUEPY)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes18100.0
Missing384
Total18100.0
75) Have you ever participated in any of the following activities? Circle whether you have done so in the past year (2000), AND how often you generally undertake such an activity (see note 3 on the ARDA summary page). Engage in some form of civil disobedience (ISSUEFY)
 TOTAL%
1) Often10.4
2) Sometimes197.9
3) Rarely7029.0
4) Never15162.7
Missing161
Total241100.0
76) For which presidential candidate did YOU vote in the 2000 general election, or did you not vote? (PRES2000)
 TOTAL%
1) Al Gore (Dem.)33091.4
2) George W. Bush (Rep.)246.6
4) Ralph Nader (Green)41.1
5) Other (please specify)30.8
Missing41
Total361100.0
77) Of those who voted, how do you think a majority of your congregation voted for president in 2000? (CONG2000)
 TOTAL%
1) Al Gore (Dem.)29295.7
2) George W. Bush (Rep.)103.3
3) Pat Buchanan (Reform)10.3
5) Other (please specify)20.7
Missing97
Total305100.0
78) If you voted in a 2000 presidential primary or caucus, for which candidate did you vote? (CAUCUSVT)
 TOTAL%
1) Gary Bauer72.7
2) George W. Bush218.1
3) Elizabeth Dole10.4
6) Alan Keyes10.4
7) John McCain197.4
9) Bill Bradley5722.1
10) Al Gore15258.9
Missing144
Total258100.0
79) For which presidential candidate did YOU vote in 1996, or did you not vote? (PRES1996)
 TOTAL%
1) Bill Clinton32689.8
2) Bob Dole236.3
3) Ross Perot20.6
4) Other61.7
5) Did not vote61.7
Missing39
Total363100.0
80) Of those who voted, how do you think a majority of your congregation voted for president in 1996? (CONG1996)
 TOTAL%
1) Bill Clinton29594.6
2) Bob Dole165.1
4) Other (specify)10.3
Missing90
Total312100.0
81) Besides voting, some people also work for a candidate by wearing campaign buttons, putting out a yard sign, attending speeches and rallies, etc. Did you actively support a candidate in this way during the 2000 primaries? (ACTVPRIM)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes5515.8
2) No29484.2
Missing53
Total349100.0
82) Besides voting, some people also work for a candidate by wearing campaign buttons, putting out a yard sign, attending speeches and rallies, etc. Did you actively support a candidate in this way during the 2000 general election? (ACTVGELC)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes10830.9
2) No24169.1
Missing53
Total349100.0
83) During campaigns, many citizens are contacted by groups asking them to vote for a candidate or providing information designed to influence their vote. In 2000 and 1998 were you contacted by (please circle Yes or No for each election): A political party or candidate committee (2000 election)? (CONPOL00)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes25673.8
2) No9126.2
Missing55
Total347100.0
84) During campaigns, many citizens are contacted by groups asking them to vote for a candidate or providing information designed to influence their vote. In 2000 and 1998 were you contacted by (please circle Yes or No for each election): A political party or candidate committee (1998 election)? (CONPOL98)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes18961.4
2) No11938.6
Missing94
Total308100.0
85) During campaigns, many citizens are contacted by groups asking them to vote for a candidate or providing information designed to influence their vote. In 2000 and 1998 were you contacted by (please circle Yes or No for each election): A religious or moral concerns organization (2000 election)? (CONREL00)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes14042.3
2) No19157.7
Missing71
Total331100.0
86) During campaigns, many citizens are contacted by groups asking them to vote for a candidate or providing information designed to influence their vote. In 2000 and 1998 were you contacted by (please circle Yes or No for each election): A religious or moral concerns organization (1998 election)? (CONREL98)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes10635.7
2) No19164.3
Missing105
Total297100.0
87) During campaigns, many citizens are contacted by groups asking them to vote for a candidate or providing information designed to influence their vote. In 2000 and 1998 were you contacted by (please circle Yes or No for each election): A Conservative Jewish agency or rabbi group (2000 election)? (CONJEW00)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes3611.2
2) No28588.8
Missing81
Total321100.0
88) During campaigns, many citizens are contacted by groups asking them to vote for a candidate or providing information designed to influence their vote. In 2000 and 1998 were you contacted by (please circle Yes or No for each election): A Conservative Jewish agency or rabbi group (1998 election)? (CONJEW98)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes3010.6
2) No25489.4
Missing118
Total284100.0
89) During campaigns, many citizens are contacted by groups asking them to vote for a candidate or providing information designed to influence their vote. In 2000 and 1998 were you contacted by (please circle Yes or No for each election): A group of members from your congregation (2000 election)? (CONMEM00)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes3611.4
2) No28088.6
Missing86
Total316100.0
90) During campaigns, many citizens are contacted by groups asking them to vote for a candidate or providing information designed to influence their vote. In 2000 and 1998 were you contacted by (please circle Yes or No for each election): A group of members from your congregation (1998 election)? (CONMEM98)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes238.2
2) No25791.8
Missing122
Total280100.0
91) During elections, many congregations provide materials to help members make important choices. For the 2000 and 1998 elections, were these available (please circle Yes or No for each election): Voter guides from groups like the Christian Coalition of Interfaith Alliance (2000 election)? (MATGDS00)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes227.1
2) No28692.9
Missing94
Total308100.0
92) During elections, many congregations provide materials to help members make important choices. For the 2000 and 1998 elections, were these available (please circle Yes or No for each election): Voter guides from groups like the Christian Coalition of Interfaith Alliance (1998 election)? (MATGDS98)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes197.0
2) No25393.0
Missing130
Total272100.0
93) During elections, many congregations provide materials to help members make important choices. For the 2000 and 1998 elections, were these available (please circle Yes or No for each election): Materials from a Jewish organization (2000 election)? (MATJEW00)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes9329.9
2) No21870.1
Missing91
Total311100.0
94) During elections, many congregations provide materials to help members make important choices. For the 2000 and 1998 elections, were these available (please circle Yes or No for each election): Materials from a Jewish organization (1998 election)? (MATJEW98)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes6122.1
2) No21577.9
Missing126
Total276100.0
95) During elections, many congregations provide materials to help members make important choices. For the 2000 and 1998 elections, were these available (please circle Yes or No for each election): Materials prepared by you, a congregational committee, or anther internal source (2000 election)? (MATINT00)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes196.2
2) No28893.8
Missing95
Total307100.0
96) During elections, many congregations provide materials to help members make important choices. For the 2000 and 1998 elections, were these available (please circle Yes or No for each election): Materials prepared by you, a congregational committee, or anther internal source (1998 election)? (MATINT98)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes114.0
2) No26296.0
Missing129
Total273100.0
97) During elections, many congregations provide materials to help members make important choices. For the 2000 and 1998 elections, were these available (please circle Yes or No for each election): Did your congregation hold a candidate forum for candidates for any level of political office (2000 election)? (MATFRM00)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes6822.1
2) No24077.9
Missing94
Total308100.0
98) During elections, many congregations provide materials to help members make important choices. For the 2000 and 1998 elections, were these available (please circle Yes or No for each election): Did your congregation hold a candidate forum for candidates for any level of political office (1998 election)? (MATFRM98)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes6122.3
2) No21277.7
Missing129
Total273100.0
99) During elections, many congregations provide materials to help members make important choices. For the 2000 and 1998 elections, were these available (please circle Yes or No for each election): Did your congregation hold any meetings to discuss important issues in the election(2000 election)? (MATDSC00)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes5417.5
2) No25482.5
Missing94
Total308100.0
100) During elections, many congregations provide materials to help members make important choices. For the 2000 and 1998 elections, were these available (please circle Yes or No for each election): Did your congregation hold any meetings to discuss important issues in the election(1998 election)? (MATDSC98)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes3413.1
2) No22586.9
Missing143
Total259100.0
101) How many years have you been in the rabbinate? (YRSRABBI)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total36123.0714.86
102) How many years have you served at this synagogue? (YRSSYNAG)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total30012.1411.77
103) What is your gender? (see note 4 on the ARDA summary page) (GENDER)
 TOTAL%
1) Female5515.0
2) Male31185.0
Missing36
Total366100.0
104) What is the highest year in school/degree you have achieved? (DEGREE)
 TOTAL%
1) Less than high school10.3
2) High school/GED20.5
3) Some college/applied degree20.5
4) College graduate102.7
5) Post-graduate35195.9
Missing36
Total366100.0
105) Describe your seminary/rabbinic education: (SEMEDUC)
 TOTAL%
1) None20.6
2) Some seminary10.3
4) Seminary graduate32390.2
5) Post-graduate work-for a doctorate328.9
Missing44
Total358100.0
106) In what Jewish movement were you raised? (JMVMTRSD)
 TOTAL%
1) Orthodox9325.9
2) Conservative10027.9
3) Reform14239.6
4) Reconstructionist30.8
5) Other20.6
6) None195.3
Missing43
Total359100.0
107) In what Jewish movement do you feel closest to currently? (JMVMTNOW)
 TOTAL%
1) Orthodox5215.0
2) Conservative6518.8
3) Reform16948.8
4) Reconstructionist4713.6
5) Other51.4
6) None82.3
Missing56
Total346100.0
108) In what year were you born? 19__(the "19" is not coded in the dataset) (YEARBORN)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total36347.5514.07
109) About what percentage of adult members are active in the congregation beyond attending weekly services in any activity (governing boards, small groups, programs, etc.)?____ percent (PRCNTACT)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total26125.2416.53
110) Do you allow community groups or organizations to use the synagogue building for meetings? If yes, for how many groups (the response for yes is coded separately, in next variable, but is one question on the original surveys) (SYNMEET1)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes20979.2
2) No5520.8
Missing138
Total264100.0
111) If respondent answered yes, they allow community groups and organizations to use the synagogue, their response to how many groups or organizations (SYNMEET2)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total1724.277.76
112) Would you say that members of your congregation are primarily: (CLASS)
 TOTAL%
1) Working class20.7
2) Lower-middle class41.4
3) Middle class10736.5
4) Upper-middle class17158.4
5) Upper class93.1
Missing109
Total293100.0
113) Over the past five years, has your membership been: (MMBRSHP)
 TOTAL%
1) Increasing16054.8
2) Decreasing4916.8
3) Stable8328.4
Missing110
Total292100.0
114) How would you compare your views with those of members of your congregation on social issues? (SOCVIEWS)
 TOTAL%
1) Mine much more conservative72.4
2) 186.2
3) About the same10636.3
4) 10435.6
5) Mine much more liberal5719.5
Missing110
Total292100.0
115) How would you compare your views with those of members of your congregation on economic issues? (ECNVIEWS)
 TOTAL%
1) Mine much more conservative41.4
2) 144.9
3) About the same11640.8
4) 10235.9
5) Mine much more liberal4816.9
Missing118
Total284100.0
116) What kind of community is your synagogue in? (RURALURB)
 TOTAL%
1) Rural or farm51.7
2) Small town (under 15,000 people)62.0
3) Small city/town (15,000-50,000 people)5017.1
4) Medium sized city (50,000-100,000 people)3210.9
5) Large city (100,000-250,000 people)3311.3
6) Suburb of large city3311.3
7) Very large city (over 250,000 people)7124.2
8) Suburb of very large city6321.5
Missing109
Total293100.0
117) Would you say that your congregation is united (agreed) on interpretation of Jewish law? (UNITEJEW)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes, united3512.0
2) Mostly united19667.1
3) No, divided6120.9
Missing110
Total292100.0
118) Would you say that your congregation is politically united (members agree on political issues)? (UNITEPOL)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes, politically united144.8
2) Mostly united19165.6
3) No, politically divided8629.6
Missing111
Total291100.0
119) What is the approximate average weekly attendance at all shabbat services? (ATTENDWK)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total280147.34195.36
120) Was your synagogue/temple founded: (SYNFOUND)
 TOTAL%
1) Before 19006823.1
2) 1900-19466421.8
3) 1947-19688027.2
4) 1969-19803311.2
5) After 19804916.7
Missing108
Total294100.0
121) How many adult members are there in your congregation? Total members (see note 5 on the ARDA summary page)? (ADLTMEM)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total216697.07740.77
122) How many adult members are there in your congregation? Total members (see note 5 on the ARDA summary page)? (TOTLMEM)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total207906.06995.85
123) We would like your perceptions of how YOUR congregation compares to congregations of YOUR MOVEMENT elsewhere AND to other congregations (of any faith) in YOUR COMMUNITY. How similar or different is your congregation on the following items? Leave and item blank if you don't know. Theological beliefs (movement) (CMPTHEOM)
 TOTAL%
1) More liberal6424.2
2) About same14755.7
3) More conservative5320.1
Missing138
Total264100.0
124) We would like your perceptions of how YOUR congregation compares to congregations of YOUR MOVEMENT elsewhere AND to other congregations (of any faith) in YOUR COMMUNITY. How similar or different is your congregation on the following items? Leave and item blank if you don't know. Theolgoical beliefs (local) (CMPTHEOL)
 TOTAL%
1) More liberal14759.3
2) About same6827.4
3) More conservative3313.3
Missing154
Total248100.0
125) We would like your perceptions of how YOUR congregation compares to congregations of YOUR MOVEMENT elsewhere AND to other congregations (of any faith) in YOUR COMMUNITY. How similar or different is your congregation on the following items? Leave and item blank if you don't know. Political beliefs (movement) (CMPPOLM)
 TOTAL%
1) More liberal4316.7
2) About same17668.2
3) More conservative3915.1
Missing144
Total258100.0
126) We would like your perceptions of how YOUR congregation compares to congregations of YOUR MOVEMENT elsewhere AND to other congregations (of any faith) in YOUR COMMUNITY. How similar or different is your congregation on the following items? Leave and item blank if you don't know. Political beliefs (local) (CMPPOLL)
 TOTAL%
1) More liberal11547.1
2) About same10643.4
3) More conservative239.4
Missing158
Total244100.0
127) We would like your perceptions of how YOUR congregation compares to congregations of YOUR MOVEMENT elsewhere AND to other congregations (of any faith) in YOUR COMMUNITY. How similar or different is your congregation on the following items? Leave and item blank if you don't know. Income and social status (movement) (CMPSESM)
 TOTAL%
1) More liberal5219.7
2) About same15759.5
3) More conservative5520.8
Missing138
Total264100.0
128) We would like your perceptions of how YOUR congregation compares to congregations of YOUR MOVEMENT elsewhere AND to other congregations (of any faith) in YOUR COMMUNITY. How similar or different is your congregation on the following items? Leave and item blank if you don't know. Income and social status (local) (CMPSESL)
 TOTAL%
1) More liberal2610.4
2) About same12349.4
3) More conservative10040.2
Missing153
Total249100.0
129) We would like your perceptions of how YOUR congregation compares to congregations of YOUR MOVEMENT elsewhere AND to other congregations (of any faith) in YOUR COMMUNITY. How similar or different is your congregation on the following items? Leave and item blank if you don't know. Ethnicity/race (movement) (CMPERM)
 TOTAL%
1) More liberal3112.4
2) About same18774.5
3) More conservative3313.1
Missing151
Total251100.0
130) We would like your perceptions of how YOUR congregation compares to congregations of YOUR MOVEMENT elsewhere AND to other congregations (of any faith) in YOUR COMMUNITY. How similar or different is your congregation on the following items? Leave and item blank if you don't know. Ethnicity/race (local) (CMPERL)
 TOTAL%
1) More liberal9038.5
2) About same11348.3
3) More conservative3113.2
Missing168
Total234100.0
131) We would like your perceptions of how YOUR congregation compares to congregations of YOUR MOVEMENT elsewhere AND to other congregations (of any faith) in YOUR COMMUNITY. How similar or different is your congregation on the following items? Leave and item blank if you don't know. Members' activity level in synagogue (movement) (CMPACTVM)
 TOTAL%
1) More liberal4417.0
2) About same13752.9
3) More conservative7830.1
Missing143
Total259100.0
132) We would like your perceptions of how YOUR congregation compares to congregations of YOUR MOVEMENT elsewhere AND to other congregations (of any faith) in YOUR COMMUNITY. How similar or different is your congregation on the following items? Leave and item blank if you don't know. Members' activity level in synagogue (local) (CMPACTVL)
 TOTAL%
1) More liberal5523.4
2) About same12352.3
3) More conservative5724.3
Missing167
Total235100.0
133) We would like your perceptions of how YOUR congregation compares to congregations of YOUR MOVEMENT elsewhere AND to other congregations (of any faith) in YOUR COMMUNITY. How similar or different is your congregation on the following items? Leave and item blank if you don't know. Members' involvement in community (movement) (CMPINVLM)
 TOTAL%
1) More liberal4116.0
2) About same15761.3
3) More conservative5822.7
Missing146
Total256100.0
134) We would like your perceptions of how YOUR congregation compares to congregations of YOUR MOVEMENT elsewhere AND to other congregations (of any faith) in YOUR COMMUNITY. How similar or different is your congregation on the following items? Leave and item blank if you don't know. Member's involvement in community (local) (CMPINVLL)
 TOTAL%
1) More liberal4217.9
2) About same12854.5
3) More conservative6527.7
Missing167
Total235100.0
135) We would like your perceptions of how YOUR congregation compares to congregations of YOUR MOVEMENT elsewhere AND to other congregations (of any faith) in YOUR COMMUNITY. How similar or different is your congregation on the following items? Leave and item blank if you don't know. Worship and music styles (movement) (CMPWRSHM)
 TOTAL%
1) More liberal8933.6
2) About same12246.0
3) More conservative5420.4
Missing137
Total265100.0
136) We would like your perceptions of how YOUR congregation compares to congregations of YOUR MOVEMENT elsewhere AND to other congregations (of any faith) in YOUR COMMUNITY. How similar or different is your congregation on the following items? Leave and item blank if you don't know. Worship and music styles (local) (CMPWRSHL)
 TOTAL%
1) More liberal5826.5
2) About same9744.3
3) More conservative6429.2
Missing183
Total219100.0
137) We would like your perceptions of how YOUR congregation compares to congregations of YOUR MOVEMENT elsewhere AND to other congregations (of any faith) in YOUR COMMUNITY. How similar or different is your congregation on the following items? Leave and item blank if you don't know. Members' political activity (movement) (CMPPACTM)
 TOTAL%
1) More liberal3814.9
2) About same17066.7
3) More conservative4718.4
Missing147
Total255100.0
138) We would like your perceptions of how YOUR congregation compares to congregations of YOUR MOVEMENT elsewhere AND to other congregations (of any faith) in YOUR COMMUNITY. How similar or different is your congregation on the following items? Leave and item blank if you don't know. Members' political activity (local) (CMPPACTL)
 TOTAL%
1) More liberal2812.3
2) About same14764.8
3) More conservative5222.9
Missing175
Total227100.0
139) Please tell us whether you agree or disagree with the following statement about public affairs: The federal government should do more to solve problems such as poverty, unemployment, and poor housing. (PASOCISS)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree19951.8
2) Agree13334.6
3) Not sure318.1
4) Disagree184.7
5) Strongly disagree30.8
Missing18
Total384100.0
140) Please tell us whether you agree or disagree with the following statement about public affairs: Government is providing too many services that should be left to private enterprise. (PAPRIVAT)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree41.1
2) Agree205.3
3) Not sure4712.4
4) Disagree17847.1
5) Strongly disagree12934.1
Missing24
Total378100.0
141) Please tell us whether you agree or disagree with the following statement about public affairs: More environmental protection is needed, even if it raises prices or costs jobs. (PAGREENR)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree15740.7
2) Agree16442.5
3) Not sure389.8
4) Disagree225.7
5) Strongly disagree51.3
Missing16
Total386100.0
142) Please tell us whether you agree or disagree with the following statement about public affairs: The U.S. should spend more on the military and defense. (PADEFNSE)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree112.9
2) Agree5714.8
3) Not sure10026.0
4) Disagree14638.0
5) Strongly disagree7018.2
Missing18
Total384100.0
143) Please tell us whether you agree or disagree with the following statement about public affairs: We need a constitutional amendment to permit prayer as a regular exercise in schools. (PAPRAYER)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree41.0
2) Agree123.1
3) Not sure164.2
4) Disagree6216.1
5) Strongly disagree29175.6
Missing17
Total385100.0
144) Please tell us whether you agree or disagree with the following statement about public affairs: We need a constitutional amendment prohibiting all abortions unless necessary to save the mother's life or in cases of rape or incest. (PABANABT)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree102.6
2) Agree174.4
3) Not sure112.9
4) Disagree4712.2
5) Strongly disagree29977.9
Missing18
Total384100.0
145) Please tell us whether you agree or disagree with the following statement about public affairs: Public policy should discourage the use and ownership of handguns. (PAHNDGUN)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree23260.3
2) Agree8722.6
3) Not sure184.7
4) Disagree287.3
5) Strongly disagree205.2
Missing17
Total385100.0
146) Please tell us whether you agree or disagree with the following statement about public affairs: Homosexuals should have all the same rights and privileges as other Americans. (PAGAYRTS)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree25867.4
2) Agree7619.8
3) Not sure184.7
4) Disagree205.2
5) Strongly disagree112.9
Missing19
Total383100.0
147) Please tell us whether you agree or disagree with the following statement about public affairs: We still need more federal legislation to protect women's rights. (PAWMNRTS)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree13435.1
2) Agree13334.8
3) Not sure7619.9
4) Disagree277.1
5) Strongly disagree123.1
Missing20
Total382100.0
148) Please tell us whether you agree or disagree with the following statement about public affairs: Current welfare reform laws are too harsh and hurt children. (PAWELFAR)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree5915.7
2) Agree11129.6
3) Not sure13937.1
4) Disagree5815.5
5) Strongly disagree82.1
Missing27
Total375100.0
149) Please tell us whether you agree or disagree with the following statement about public affairs: Education policy should focus on improving public schools rather than encouraging private and religious schools. (PASCHOOL)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree19550.9
2) Agree9524.8
3) Not sure287.3
4) Disagree4511.7
5) Strongly disagree205.2
Missing19
Total383100.0
150) Please tell us whether you agree or disagree with the following statement about public affairs: Blacks and other minorities may need special governmental help to achieve an equal place in America. (PAEQLOPP)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree10126.3
2) Agree17144.5
3) Not sure5313.8
4) Disagree4110.7
5) Strongly disagree184.7
Missing18
Total384100.0
151) Please tell us whether you agree or disagree with the following statement about public affairs: We need government sponsored national health insurance so that everyone can get adequate medical care. (PAPUBINS)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree17445.3
2) Agree12733.1
3) Not sure4411.5
4) Disagree256.5
5) Strongly disagree143.6
Missing18
Total384100.0
152) Please tell us whether you agree or disagree with the following statement about public affairs: Current and impending budget surpluses should be used to give citizens a tax cut. (PATAXCUT)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree184.7
2) Agree4612.0
3) Not sure6115.9
4) Disagree15339.8
5) Strongly disagree10627.6
Missing18
Total384100.0
153) Please tell us whether you agree or disagree with the following statement about public affairs: Capital punishment should be abolished. (PACAPPUN)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree14738.1
2) Agree7318.9
3) Not sure4812.4
4) Disagree9223.8
5) Strongly disagree266.7
Missing16
Total386100.0
154) Please tell us whether you agree or disagree with the following statement about public affairs: Israel should cede land in the Golan Heights to achieve peace with Syria. (PAGOLAN)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree5313.8
2) Agree10126.4
3) Not sure6918.0
4) Disagree7419.3
5) Strongly disagree8622.5
Missing19
Total383100.0
155) Please tell us whether you agree or disagree with the following statement about public affairs: Israel should not be willing to dismantle Jewish settlements in the West Bank. (PAWBANK)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree4912.8
2) Agree4712.3
3) Not sure4712.3
4) Disagree11931.2
5) Strongly disagree12031.4
Missing20
Total382100.0
156) Please tell us whether you agree or disagree with the following statement about public affairs: A lasting peace in the Middle East will require Israel to make greater concessions to the Palestinians. (PAPALEST)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree5013.1
2) Agree10627.7
3) Not sure7319.1
4) Disagree8121.2
5) Strongly disagree7218.8
Missing20
Total382100.0
157) Please tell us whether you agree or disagree with the following statement about public affairs: We need to devote more resources against growing anti-Semitism in the United States. (PAANTISM)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree153.9
2) Agree8722.8
3) Not sure10728.0
4) Disagree13735.9
5) Strongly disagree369.4
Missing20
Total382100.0
158) Please tell us whether you agree or disagree with the following statement about public affairs: Intermarriage is a greater threat to Judaism than is anti-Semitism. (PAINTMAR)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree10627.7
2) Agree14638.1
3) Not sure4411.5
4) Disagree6316.4
5) Strongly disagree246.3
Missing19
Total383100.0
159) Please tell us whether you agree or disagree with the following statement about public affairs: China should not be given permanent normal trading status until it has stopped religious persecution. (PACHINA)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree4511.9
2) Agree15541.1
3) Not sure12232.4
4) Disagree4612.2
5) Strongly disagree92.4
Missing25
Total377100.0
160) Please tell us whether you agree or disagree with the following statement about public affairs: Israel should maintain complete jurisdiction over Jerusalem. (PAJRSLM)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree12532.9
2) Agree7920.8
3) Not sure7018.4
4) Disagree9123.9
5) Strongly disagree153.9
Missing22
Total380100.0
161) Please tell us whether you agree or disagree with the following statement about public affairs: It is likely that Israel and the Palestinians will achieve a lasting peace agreement in the near future. (PAPEACE)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree112.9
2) Agree5013.1
3) Not sure10527.6
4) Disagree15239.9
5) Strongly disagree6316.5
Missing21
Total381100.0
162) Please tell us whether you agree or disagree with the following statement about public affairs: The U.S. Embassy should be moved to Jerusalem (PAUSEMB)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree14337.2
2) Agree14437.5
3) Not sure4912.8
4) Disagree328.3
5) Strongly disagree164.2
Missing18
Total384100.0
163) Please tell us whether you agree or disagree with the following statement about public affairs: The only way to achieve lasting peace in the Middle East is to maintain a separation of people of different religions. (PASEPRTE)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree133.4
2) Agree6116.1
3) Not sure10327.1
4) Disagree15240.0
5) Strongly disagree5113.4
Missing22
Total380100.0
164) How often have you addressed the following issues publicly in any way in the last year (2000)? Hunger and poverty (SIPVRTY)
 TOTAL%
1) Very often4513.0
2) Often15745.2
3) Seldom9427.1
4) Rarely318.9
5) Never205.8
Missing55
Total347100.0
165) How often have you addressed the following issues publicly in any way in the last year (2000)? National defense (SINATDEF)
 TOTAL%
1) Very often61.8
2) Often175.0
3) Seldom7822.8
4) Rarely7521.9
5) Never16648.5
Missing60
Total342100.0
166) How often have you addressed the following issues publicly in any way in the last year (2000)? Gender equality (SIGNDREQ)
 TOTAL%
1) Very often4212.2
2) Often12937.6
3) Seldom9026.2
4) Rarely4112.0
5) Never4112.0
Missing59
Total343100.0
167) How often have you addressed the following issues publicly in any way in the last year (2000)? Race relations (SIRACE)
 TOTAL%
1) Very often4011.6
2) Often10731.1
3) Seldom10530.5
4) Rarely5315.4
5) Never3911.3
Missing58
Total344100.0
168) How often have you addressed the following issues publicly in any way in the last year (2000)? Capital punishment (SICPTLPN)
 TOTAL%
1) Very often205.8
2) Often6719.4
3) Seldom11834.2
4) Rarely7521.7
5) Never6518.8
Missing57
Total345100.0
169) How often have you addressed the following issues publicly in any way in the last year (2000)? Gun laws (SIGUNLAW)
 TOTAL%
1) Very often4312.4
2) Often7922.8
3) Seldom9928.6
4) Rarely6418.5
5) Never6117.6
Missing56
Total346100.0
170) How often have you addressed the following issues publicly in any way in the last year (2000)? Environment (SIENVIRO)
 TOTAL%
1) Very often3811.0
2) Often11733.9
3) Seldom9928.7
4) Rarely5315.4
5) Never3811.0
Missing57
Total345100.0
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171) How often have you addressed the following issues publicly in any way in the last year (2000)? Abortion (SIABORTN)
 TOTAL%
1) Very often236.7
2) Often8223.8
3) Seldom11533.4
4) Rarely6418.6
5) Never6017.4
Missing58
Total344100.0
172) How often have you addressed the following issues publicly in any way in the last year (2000)? Pornography and obscenity (SIPORN)
 TOTAL%
1) Very often102.9
2) Often4312.5
3) Seldom6920.1
4) Rarely7923.0
5) Never14241.4
Missing59
Total343100.0
173) How often have you addressed the following issues publicly in any way in the last year (2000)? Gay rights (SIGAYRTS)
 TOTAL%
1) Very often5616.3
2) Often8925.9
3) Seldom9728.2
4) Rarely6017.4
5) Never4212.2
Missing58
Total344100.0
174) How often have you addressed the following issues publicly in any way in the last year (2000)? Decline of the nuclear family (SIFAMILY)
 TOTAL%
1) Very often319.0
2) Often7020.3
3) Seldom9026.2
4) Rarely5716.6
5) Never9627.9
Missing58
Total344100.0
175) How often have you addressed the following issues publicly in any way in the last year (2000)? Domestic violence (SIDOMVIO)
 TOTAL%
1) Very often226.3
2) Often7321.0
3) Seldom11934.3
4) Rarely7722.2
5) Never5616.1
Missing55
Total347100.0
176) How often have you addressed the following issues publicly in any way in the last year (2000)? Gambling (SIGMBLNG)
 TOTAL%
1) Very often51.5
2) Often226.5
3) Seldom6117.9
4) Rarely8725.5
5) Never16648.7
Missing61
Total341100.0
177) How often have you addressed the following issues publicly in any way in the last year (2000)? Scandals in government (SIGOVSCA)
 TOTAL%
1) Very often123.5
2) Often8224.0
3) Seldom9628.1
4) Rarely8123.7
5) Never7120.8
Missing60
Total342100.0
178) How often have you addressed the following issues publicly in any way in the last year (2000)? State of public schools (SIPBSCHL)
 TOTAL%
1) Very often205.9
2) Often6519.2
3) Seldom10832.0
4) Rarely5917.5
5) Never8625.4
Missing64
Total338100.0
179) How often have you addressed the following issues publicly in any way in the last year (2000)? School choice (vouchers, home schooling) (SISCHLCH)
 TOTAL%
1) Very often288.2
2) Often6117.9
3) Seldom8926.1
4) Rarely5817.0
5) Never10530.8
Missing61
Total341100.0
180) How often have you addressed the following issues publicly in any way in the last year (2000)? School prayer (SISCHLPR)
 TOTAL%
1) Very often3410.0
2) Often7421.7
3) Seldom9628.2
4) Rarely5516.1
5) Never8224.0
Missing61
Total341100.0
181) How often have you addressed the following issues publicly in any way in the last year (2000)? Campaign finance (SICMPNFI)
 TOTAL%
1) Very often195.6
2) Often288.3
3) Seldom6619.6
4) Rarely7321.7
5) Never15144.8
Missing65
Total337100.0
182) How often have you addressed the following issues publicly in any way in the last year (2000)? Holocaust reparations (SIHRPRTN)
 TOTAL%
1) Very often123.5
2) Often4914.4
3) Seldom8123.8
4) Rarely6619.4
5) Never13238.8
Missing62
Total340100.0
183) How often have you addressed the following issues publicly in any way in the last year (2000)? Issues of aging/Social Security (SIAGING)
 TOTAL%
1) Very often154.4
2) Often6819.9
3) Seldom9327.2
4) Rarely6920.2
5) Never9728.4
Missing60
Total342100.0
184) How often have you addressed the following issues publicly in any way in the last year (2000)? Health care (SIHLTHCR)
 TOTAL%
1) Very often277.9
2) Often8424.5
3) Seldom9126.5
4) Rarely6218.1
5) Never7923.0
Missing59
Total343100.0
185) How often have you addressed the following issues publicly in any way in the last year (2000)? Wage gap between rich and poor (SIWAGEGP)
 TOTAL%
1) Very often277.9
2) Often8224.0
3) Seldom8625.1
4) Rarely6920.2
5) Never7822.8
Missing60
Total342100.0
186) How often have you addressed the following issues publicly in any way in the last year (2000)? Religious persecution abroad (SIRELPER)
 TOTAL%
1) Very often205.8
2) Often7220.9
3) Seldom10129.3
4) Rarely7020.3
5) Never8223.8
Missing57
Total345100.0
187) How often have you addressed the following issues publicly in any way in the last year (2000)? International trade policy (SIINTTRD)
 TOTAL%
1) Very often82.4
2) Often236.8
3) Seldom6318.7
4) Rarely6619.6
5) Never17752.5
Missing65
Total337100.0
188) How often have you addressed the following issues publicly in any way in the last year (2000)? Anti-Semitism (SIANTSEM)
 TOTAL%
1) Very often277.8
2) Often9527.4
3) Seldom11332.6
4) Rarely6919.9
5) Never4312.4
Missing55
Total347100.0
189) How often have you addressed the following issues publicly in any way in the last year (2000)? U.S. policy toward Israel (SIUSISRL)
 TOTAL%
1) Very often7922.8
2) Often13338.4
3) Seldom7722.3
4) Rarely308.7
5) Never277.8
Missing56
Total346100.0
190) How often have you addressed the following issues publicly in any way in the last year (2000)? The peace process in the Middle East (SIMIDEAS)
 TOTAL%
1) Very often13638.7
2) Often14641.6
3) Seldom4312.3
4) Rarely164.6
5) Never102.8
Missing51
Total351100.0
191) How often have you addressed the following issues publicly in any way in the last year (2000)? The status of non-Orthodox Jews in Israel (SIJEWS)
 TOTAL%
1) Very often10128.9
2) Often14240.7
3) Seldom6318.1
4) Rarely277.7
5) Never164.6
Missing53
Total349100.0
192) Has your synagogue held adult education sessions about any of the following? (Circle all that apply; see note 6 on the ARDA summary page) (ADLTED1)
 TOTAL%
1) Hunger and poverty4532.6
2) 2000 Israeli-Palestinian summit3323.9
3) Women's issues2115.2
4) Environment53.6
5) Candidate forums21.4
6) Gay rights10.7
8) Abortion21.4
10) Anti-Semitism96.5
11) 2000 elections10.7
12) Family problems64.3
13) Israel/Middle East issues139.4
Missing264
Total138100.0
193) Has your synagogue held adult education sessions about any of the following? (Circle all that apply; see note 6 on the ARDA summary page) (ADLTED2)
 TOTAL%
1) Hunger and poverty10.8
2) 2000 Israeli-Palestinian summit2016.3
3) Women's issues3528.5
4) Environment75.7
5) Candidate forums108.1
6) Gay rights75.7
7) Economy10.8
8) Abortion43.3
10) Anti-Semitism54.1
11) 2000 elections43.3
12) Family problems64.9
13) Israel/Middle East issues2117.1
14) Race relations10.8
15) Church and state issues10.8
Missing279
Total123100.0
194) Has your synagogue held adult education sessions about any of the following? (Circle all that apply; see note 6 on the ARDA summary page) (ADLTED3)
 TOTAL%
1) Hunger and poverty11.0
3) Women's issues98.6
4) Environment2725.7
5) Candidate forums76.7
6) Gay rights65.7
7) Economy11.0
8) Abortion87.6
10) Anti-Semitism1312.4
11) 2000 elections11.0
12) Family problems76.7
13) Israel/Middle East issues1716.2
14) Race relations21.9
15) Church and state issues65.7
Missing297
Total105100.0
195) Has your synagogue held adult education sessions about any of the following? (Circle all that apply; see note 6 on the ARDA summary page) (ADLTED4)
 TOTAL%
1) Hunger and poverty11.2
4) Environment55.8
5) Candidate forums1011.6
6) Gay rights1112.8
7) Economy55.8
8) Abortion44.7
9) Gambling11.2
10) Anti-Semitism1112.8
11) 2000 elections67.0
12) Family problems1011.6
13) Israel/Middle East issues1416.3
14) Race relations33.5
15) Church and state issues55.8
Missing316
Total86100.0
196) Has your synagogue held adult education sessions about any of the following? (Circle all that apply; see note 6 on the ARDA summary page) (ADLTED5)
 TOTAL%
5) Candidate forums11.4
6) Gay rights1014.5
7) Economy22.9
8) Abortion710.1
9) Gambling11.4
10) Anti-Semitism57.2
11) 2000 elections811.6
12) Family problems1115.9
13) Israel/Middle East issues1623.2
14) Race relations57.2
15) Church and state issues34.3
Missing333
Total69100.0
197) Has your synagogue held adult education sessions about any of the following? (Circle all that apply; see note 6 on the ARDA summary page) (ADLTED6)
 TOTAL%
6) Gay rights11.9
7) Economy23.8
8) Abortion59.4
10) Anti-Semitism713.2
11) 2000 elections35.7
12) Family problems47.5
13) Israel/Middle East issues2241.5
14) Race relations23.8
15) Church and state issues713.2
Missing349
Total53100.0
198) Has your synagogue held adult education sessions about any of the following? (Circle all that apply; see note 6 on the ARDA summary page) (ADLTED7)
 TOTAL%
3) Women's issues11.9
4) Environment47.5
5) Candidate forums713.2
7) Economy11.9
8) Abortion23.8
10) Anti-Semitism611.3
11) 2000 elections59.4
12) Family problems713.2
13) Israel/Middle East issues815.1
14) Race relations611.3
15) Church and state issues611.3
Missing349
Total53100.0
199) Has your synagogue held adult education sessions about any of the following? (Circle all that apply; see note 6 on the ARDA summary page) (ADLTED8)
 TOTAL%
11) 2000 elections516.7
12) Family problems413.3
13) Israel/Middle East issues1033.3
14) Race relations413.3
15) Church and state issues723.3
Missing372
Total30100.0
200) Has your synagogue held adult education sessions about any of the following? (Circle all that apply; see note 6 on the ARDA summary page) (ADLTED9)
 TOTAL%
12) Family problems112.5
13) Israel/Middle East issues562.5
15) Church and state issues225.0
Missing394
Total8100.0
201) Has your synagogue held adult education sessions about any of the following? (Circle all that apply; see note 6 on the ARDA summary page) (ADLTED10)
 TOTAL%
13) Israel/Middle East issues116.7
14) Race relations466.7
15) Church and state issues116.7
Missing396
Total6100.0
202) Has your synagogue held adult education sessions about any of the following? (Circle all that apply; see note 6 on the ARDA summary page) (ADLTED11)
 TOTAL%
14) Race relations1100.0
Missing401
Total1100.0
203) Has your synagogue held adult education sessions about any of the following? (Circle all that apply; see note 6 on the ARDA summary page) (ADLTED12)
 TOTAL%
15) Church and state issues1100.0
Missing401
Total1100.0
204) Many religious groups have been active in public life recently. Please tell us whether you are a member, whether you have attended a meeting, AND (whether a member or not) how close you feel to these groups. United Jewish Communities (formerly UJA) (MEMBER1)
 TOTAL%
1) Very close5115.7
2) Close14043.1
3) Neutral8024.6
4) Far4212.9
5) Very far123.7
Missing77
Total325100.0
205) Many religious groups have been active in public life recently. Please tell us whether you are a member, whether you have attended a meeting, AND (whether a member or not) how close you feel to these groups. American Jewish Congress (AJC) (MEMBER2)
 TOTAL%
1) Very close93.3
2) Close6523.9
3) Neutral11743.0
4) Far4817.6
5) Very far3312.1
Missing130
Total272100.0
206) Many religious groups have been active in public life recently. Please tell us whether you are a member, whether you have attended a meeting, AND (whether a member or not) how close you feel to these groups. Anti-Defamation League (ADL) (MEMBER3)
 TOTAL%
1) Very close175.8
2) Close10636.4
3) Neutral10034.4
4) Far3512.0
5) Very far3311.3
Missing111
Total291100.0
207) Many religious groups have been active in public life recently. Please tell us whether you are a member, whether you have attended a meeting, AND (whether a member or not) how close you feel to these groups. Agudath Israel (MEMBER4)
 TOTAL%
1) Very close93.4
2) Close3011.4
3) Neutral249.1
4) Far2710.3
5) Very far17365.8
Missing139
Total263100.0
208) Many religious groups have been active in public life recently. Please tell us whether you are a member, whether you have attended a meeting, AND (whether a member or not) how close you feel to these groups. American Jewish Joint Distribution Comm. (MEMBER5)
 TOTAL%
1) Very close207.5
2) Close8331.0
3) Neutral9234.3
4) Far3914.6
5) Very far3412.7
Missing134
Total268100.0
209) Many religious groups have been active in public life recently. Please tell us whether you are a member, whether you have attended a meeting, AND (whether a member or not) how close you feel to these groups. B'nai B'rith International (MEMBER6)
 TOTAL%
1) Very close10.4
2) Close4115.3
3) Neutral13048.5
4) Far5922.0
5) Very far3713.8
Missing134
Total268100.0
210) Many religious groups have been active in public life recently. Please tell us whether you are a member, whether you have attended a meeting, AND (whether a member or not) how close you feel to these groups. American Jewish Committee (AJC) (MEMBER7)
 TOTAL%
1) Very close196.6
2) Close8228.7
3) Neutral11740.9
4) Far3913.6
5) Very far2910.1
Missing116
Total286100.0
211) Many religious groups have been active in public life recently. Please tell us whether you are a member, whether you have attended a meeting, AND (whether a member or not) how close you feel to these groups. National Jewish Democratic Coalition (MEMBER8)
 TOTAL%
1) Very close135.0
2) Close5621.5
3) Neutral9034.5
4) Far4617.6
5) Very far5621.5
Missing141
Total261100.0
212) Many religious groups have been active in public life recently. Please tell us whether you are a member, whether you have attended a meeting, AND (whether a member or not) how close you feel to these groups. Republican Jewish Coalition (MEMBER9)
 TOTAL%
1) Very close93.4
2) Close124.6
3) Neutral3011.5
4) Far5219.8
5) Very far15960.7
Missing140
Total262100.0
213) How about these groups? Please tell us how close to you feel toward them: National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership (CLAL) (FEELCLAL)
 TOTAL%
1) Very close6017.2
2) Close14641.8
3) Neutral9627.5
4) Far298.3
5) Very far185.2
Missing53
Total349100.0
214) How about these groups? Please tell us how close to you feel toward them: Haddassah (FEELHADD)
 TOTAL%
1) Very close288.1
2) Close11934.5
3) Neutral13539.1
4) Far308.7
5) Very far339.6
Missing57
Total345100.0
215) How about these groups? Please tell us how close to you feel toward them: ACLU (FEELACLU)
 TOTAL%
1) Very close3911.4
2) Close11132.4
3) Neutral8825.7
4) Far5816.9
5) Very far4713.7
Missing59
Total343100.0
216) How about these groups? Please tell us how close to you feel toward them: People for the American Way (FEELPAMW)
 TOTAL%
1) Very close4213.4
2) Close7824.8
3) Neutral8527.1
4) Far309.6
5) Very far7925.2
Missing88
Total314100.0
217) How about these groups? Please tell us how close to you feel toward them: Christian Coalition (FEELCHCO)
 TOTAL%
1) Very close30.9
2) Close72.1
3) Neutral154.6
4) Far247.3
5) Very far27985.1
Missing74
Total328100.0
218) How about these groups? Please tell us how close to you feel toward them: The Interfaith Alliance (FEELIFA)
 TOTAL%
1) Very close217.2
2) Close6221.2
3) Neutral10736.6
4) Far3211.0
5) Very far7024.0
Missing110
Total292100.0
219) How about these groups? Please tell us how close to you feel toward them: Habitat for Humanity (FEELHAHU)
 TOTAL%
1) Very close329.6
2) Close12437.2
3) Neutral11133.3
4) Far3610.8
5) Very far309.0
Missing69
Total333100.0
220) How about these groups? Please tell us how close to you feel toward them: Bread for the World (FEELBFTW)
 TOTAL%
1) Very close134.5
2) Close5518.8
3) Neutral13646.6
4) Far3913.4
5) Very far4916.8
Missing110
Total292100.0
221) How about these groups? Please tell us how close to you feel toward them: National Organization of Women (FEELNOW)
 TOTAL%
1) Very close3911.6
2) Close11032.7
3) Neutral8124.1
4) Far4413.1
5) Very far6218.5
Missing66
Total336100.0
222) How about these groups? Please tell us how close to you feel toward them: National Rifle Association (FEELNRA)
 TOTAL%
1) Very close72.1
2) Close103.0
3) Neutral92.7
4) Far175.1
5) Very far29387.2
Missing66
Total336100.0
223) Have you worked other rabbis on social and political issues? Please circle the movements of the rabbis with whom you have worked (please circle as many as apply). Haredim (WORKHRDM)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes36100.0
Missing366
Total36100.0
224) Have you worked other rabbis on social and political issues? Please circle the movements of the rabbis with whom you have worked (please circle as many as apply). Orthodox (WORKORTH)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes148100.0
Missing254
Total148100.0
225) Have you worked other rabbis on social and political issues? Please circle the movements of the rabbis with whom you have worked (please circle as many as apply). Conservative (WORKCONS)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes242100.0
Missing160
Total242100.0
226) Have you worked other rabbis on social and political issues? Please circle the movements of the rabbis with whom you have worked (please circle as many as apply). Reform (WORKRFRM)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes244100.0
Missing158
Total244100.0
227) Have you worked other rabbis on social and political issues? Please circle the movements of the rabbis with whom you have worked (please circle as many as apply). Reconstructionist (WORKRECO)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes179100.0
Missing223
Total179100.0
228) Would you consider working with rabbis of other movements in the following scenarios? (Please circle the movement if you would work with their rabbis in each scenario) Issues concerning U.S. policy toward Israel: work with Orthodox rabbis (WOUSISRL)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes227100.0
Missing175
Total227100.0
229) Would you consider working with rabbis of other movements in the following scenarios? (Please circle the movement if you would work with their rabbis in each scenario) Issues concerning U.S. policy toward Israel: work with Conservative rabbis (WCUSISRL)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes270100.0
Missing132
Total270100.0
230) Would you consider working with rabbis of other movements in the following scenarios? (Please circle the movement if you would work with their rabbis in each scenario) Issues concerning U.S. policy toward Israel: work with Reconstructionist rabbis (WRUSISRL)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes274100.0
Missing128
Total274100.0
231) Would you consider working with rabbis of other movements in the following scenarios? (Please circle the movement if you would work with their rabbis in each scenario) Issues concerning U.S. policy toward Israel: work with Reform rabbis (WFUSISRL)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes147100.0
Missing255
Total147100.0
232) Would you consider working with rabbis of other movements in the following scenarios? (Please circle the movement if you would work with their rabbis in each scenario) Book fair: work with Orthodox rabbis (WOBOOKFR)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes237100.0
Missing165
Total237100.0
233) Would you consider working with rabbis of other movements in the following scenarios? (Please circle the movement if you would work with their rabbis in each scenario) Book fair: work with Conservative rabbis (WCBOOKFR)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes230100.0
Missing172
Total230100.0
234) Would you consider working with rabbis of other movements in the following scenarios? (Please circle the movement if you would work with their rabbis in each scenario) Book fair: work with Reconstructionist rabbis (WRBOOKFR)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes250100.0
Missing152
Total250100.0
235) Would you consider working with rabbis of other movements in the following scenarios? (Please circle the movement if you would work with their rabbis in each scenario) Book fair: work with Reform rabbis (WFBOOKFR)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes130100.0
Missing272
Total130100.0
236) Would you consider working with rabbis of other movements in the following scenarios? (Please circle the movement if you would work with their rabbis in each scenario) Jewish persecution abroad or in U.S.: work with Orthodox rabbis (WOPERSEC)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes250100.0
Missing152
Total250100.0
237) Would you consider working with rabbis of other movements in the following scenarios? (Please circle the movement if you would work with their rabbis in each scenario) Jewish persecution abroad or in U.S.: work with Conservative rabbis (WCPERSEC)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes269100.0
Missing133
Total269100.0
238) Would you consider working with rabbis of other movements in the following scenarios? (Please circle the movement if you would work with their rabbis in each scenario) Jewish persecution abroad or in U.S.: work with Reconstructionist rabbis (WRPERSEC)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes263100.0
Missing139
Total263100.0
239) Would you consider working with rabbis of other movements in the following scenarios? (Please circle the movement if you would work with their rabbis in each scenario) Jewish persecution abroad or in U.S.: work with Reform rabbis (WFPERSEC)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes149100.0
Missing253
Total149100.0
240) Would you consider working with rabbis of other movements in the following scenarios? (Please circle the movement if you would work with their rabbis in each scenario) Synagogue prayer: work with Orthodox rabbis (WOPRAYER)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes154100.0
Missing248
Total154100.0
241) Would you consider working with rabbis of other movements in the following scenarios? (Please circle the movement if you would work with their rabbis in each scenario) Synagogue prayer: work with Conservative rabbis (WCPRAYER)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes185100.0
Missing217
Total185100.0
242) Would you consider working with rabbis of other movements in the following scenarios? (Please circle the movement if you would work with their rabbis in each scenario) Synagogue prayer: work with Reconstructionist rabbis (WRPRAYER)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes209100.0
Missing193
Total209100.0
243) Would you consider working with rabbis of other movements in the following scenarios? (Please circle the movement if you would work with their rabbis in each scenario) Synagogue prayer: work with Reform rabbis (WFPRAYER)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes91100.0
Missing311
Total91100.0
244) Would you consider working with rabbis of other movements in the following scenarios? (Please circle the movement if you would work with their rabbis in each scenario) The conversion process: work with Orthodox rabbis (WOCONVRT)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes181100.0
Missing221
Total181100.0
245) Would you consider working with rabbis of other movements in the following scenarios? (Please circle the movement if you would work with their rabbis in each scenario) The conversion process: work with Conservative rabbis (WCCONVRT)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes212100.0
Missing190
Total212100.0
246) Would you consider working with rabbis of other movements in the following scenarios? (Please circle the movement if you would work with their rabbis in each scenario) The conversion process: work with Reconstructionist rabbis (WRCONVRT)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes225100.0
Missing177
Total225100.0
247) Would you consider working with rabbis of other movements in the following scenarios? (Please circle the movement if you would work with their rabbis in each scenario) The conversion process: work with Reform rabbis (WFCONVRT)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes102100.0
Missing300
Total102100.0
248) Movement affairs and the Jewish community- please tell us how strongly you agree or disagree with the following statements: In most ways, Jews are no better than non-Jews. (JEWCOM1)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree8823.8
2) Agree13536.5
3) Not sure/neutral5314.3
4) Disagree7921.4
5) Strongly disagree154.1
Missing32
Total370100.0
249) Movement affairs and the Jewish community- please tell us how strongly you agree or disagree with the following statements: There is no real advantage in mixing and socializing with Jews of movements other than my own. (JEWCOM2)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree41.1
2) Agree246.5
3) Not sure/neutral102.7
4) Disagree17547.0
5) Strongly disagree15942.7
Missing30
Total372100.0
250) Movement affairs and the Jewish community- please tell us how strongly you agree or disagree with the following statements: Jews who are severely critical of Israel should nevertheless be allowed to speak in synagogues and Jewish community centers. (JEWCOM3)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree8623.2
2) Agree17346.6
3) Not sure/neutral3710.0
4) Disagree6216.7
5) Strongly disagree133.5
Missing31
Total371100.0
251) Movement affairs and the Jewish community- please tell us how strongly you agree or disagree with the following statements: Orthodox rabbis who refuse officially to recognize Reform and Conservative rabbis are right to do so. (JEWCOM4)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree225.9
2) Agree338.8
3) Not sure/neutral256.6
4) Disagree10126.9
5) Strongly disagree19551.9
Missing26
Total376100.0
252) Movement affairs and the Jewish community- please tell us how strongly you agree or disagree with the following statements: Halacha must sometimes be ignored for the sake of Jewish unity. (JEWCOM5)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree6818.4
2) Agree11932.2
3) Not sure/neutral6417.3
4) Disagree6918.7
5) Strongly disagree4913.3
Missing33
Total369100.0
253) Movement affairs and the Jewish community- please tell us how strongly you agree or disagree with the following statements: In my eyes, the child of a Jewish father and a non-Jewish mother is a Jew. (JEWCOM6)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree8823.6
2) Agree8623.1
3) Not sure/neutral5113.7
4) Disagree4913.1
5) Strongly disagree9926.5
Missing29
Total373100.0
254) Movement affairs and the Jewish community- please tell us how strongly you agree or disagree with the following statements: Women should be able to become rabbis. (JEWCOM7)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree28575.6
2) Agree266.9
3) Not sure/neutral92.4
4) Disagree143.7
5) Strongly disagree4311.4
Missing25
Total377100.0
255) Movement affairs and the Jewish community- please tell us how strongly you agree or disagree with the following statements: My movement supports women in the rabbinate . (JEWCOM8)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree28576.8
2) Agree277.3
3) Not sure/neutral51.3
4) Disagree92.4
5) Strongly disagree4512.1
Missing31
Total371100.0
256) Movement affairs and the Jewish community- please tell us how strongly you agree or disagree with the following statements: My congregation supports women in that rabbinate (JEWCOM9)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree24870.1
2) Agree3911.0
3) Not sure/neutral102.8
4) Disagree174.8
5) Strongly disagree4011.3
Missing48
Total354100.0
257) Movement affairs and the Jewish community- please tell us how strongly you agree or disagree with the following statements: Women should be confined to the women's section a the Western Wall in Jerusalem. (JEWCOM10)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree359.5
2) Agree297.8
3) Not sure/neutral297.8
4) Disagree4712.7
5) Strongly disagree23062.2
Missing32
Total370100.0
258) Movement affairs and the Jewish community- please tell us how strongly you agree or disagree with the following statements: Reform rabbis are most responsible for the divisions among Jews. (JEWCOM11)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree184.8
2) Agree338.8
3) Not sure/neutral236.1
4) Disagree7018.7
5) Strongly disagree23061.5
Missing28
Total374100.0
259) Movement affairs and the Jewish community- please tell us how strongly you agree or disagree with the following statements: Jewish unity is not as important as pluralism. (JEWCOM12)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree6116.6
2) Agree13035.3
3) Not sure/neutral6517.7
4) Disagree7119.3
5) Strongly disagree4111.1
Missing34
Total368100.0
260) Movement affairs and the Jewish community- please tell us how strongly you agree or disagree with the following statements: Religious people of different beliefs need to cooperate more in politics, even if they can't agree on theology. (JEWCOM13)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree9124.7
2) Agree19352.4
3) Not sure/neutral6317.1
4) Disagree164.3
5) Strongly disagree51.4
Missing34
Total368100.0
261) Movement affairs and the Jewish community- please tell us how strongly you agree or disagree with the following statements: Rabbis have great capacity to influence the political and social views of their congregation. (JEWCOM14)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree359.3
2) Agree17346.0
3) Not sure/neutral10828.7
4) Disagree5514.6
5) Strongly disagree51.3
Missing26
Total376100.0
262) Movement affairs and the Jewish community- please tell us how strongly you agree or disagree with the following statements: It is difficult for rabbis to know the proper political channel to use to accomplish some goal. (JEWCOM15)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree215.8
2) Agree12735.1
3) Not sure/neutral11732.3
4) Disagree8022.1
5) Strongly disagree174.7
Missing40
Total362100.0
263) How good a job are these organizations doing? United Jewish Communities (formerly UJA) (GOODJOB1)
 TOTAL%
1) Excellent256.8
2) Good16845.8
3) Fair9525.9
4) Poor4712.8
5) Don't know328.7
Missing35
Total367100.0
264) How good a job are these organizations doing? B'nai B'rith International (GOODJOB2)
 TOTAL%
1) Excellent72.0
2) Good7019.8
3) Fair11031.1
4) Poor8223.2
5) Don't know8524.0
Missing48
Total354100.0
265) How good a job are these organizations doing? American Jewish Committee (AJC) (GOODJOB3)
 TOTAL%
1) Excellent185.0
2) Good12334.5
3) Fair9827.5
4) Poor3910.9
5) Don't know7922.1
Missing45
Total357100.0
266) How good a job are these organizations doing? Anti-Defamation League (ADL) (GOODJOB4)
 TOTAL%
1) Excellent4512.4
2) Good15542.7
3) Fair9024.8
4) Poor4612.7
5) Don't know277.4
Missing39
Total363100.0
267) How good a job are these organizations doing? My local federation (GOODJOB5)
 TOTAL%
1) Excellent4713.1
2) Good14239.6
3) Fair10027.9
4) Poor5314.8
5) Don't know174.7
Missing43
Total359100.0
268) How good a job are these organizations doing? Hillel (GOODJOB6)
 TOTAL%
1) Excellent4011.5
2) Good15644.7
3) Fair9928.4
4) Poor267.4
5) Don't know288.0
Missing53
Total349100.0
269) The number of women clergy has risen dramatically in many religions and denominations; please tell us your views on these issues that relate to gender: Because of my gender, I have easier access to opportunities to get involved in politics. (GENDER1)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree196.2
2) Agree7023.0
3) Not sure9230.2
4) Disagree10133.1
5) Strongly disagree237.5
Missing97
Total305100.0
270) The number of women clergy has risen dramatically in many religions and denominations; please tell us your views on these issues that relate to gender: My gender makes it more difficult for me to get involved in politics. (GENDER2)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree00.0
2) Agree196.2
3) Not sure6722.0
4) Disagree15550.8
5) Strongly disagree6421.0
Missing97
Total305100.0
271) The number of women clergy has risen dramatically in many religions and denominations; please tell us your views on these issues that relate to gender: My gender puts me at a disadvantage when it comes to upward mobility in my movement. (GENDER3)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree113.4
2) Agree3711.5
3) Not sure4614.2
4) Disagree13742.4
5) Strongly disagree9228.5
Missing79
Total323100.0
272) Please check if you agree or disagree with the following statements about religion in public affairs: Overall, religion has a positive effect on American social and civic life. (RELIGPA1)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree11028.6
2) Agree22358.1
3) Not sure/neutral4210.9
4) Disagree92.3
Missing18
Total384100.0
273) Please check if you agree or disagree with the following statements about religion in public affairs: Overall, religion has a positive effect on American political life. (RELIGPA2)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree5915.3
2) Agree13234.3
3) Not sure/neutral10226.5
4) Disagree8020.8
5) Strongly disagree123.1
Missing17
Total385100.0
274) Please check if you agree or disagree with the following statements about religion in public affairs: There are clear and absolute standards for what is right and wrong. (RELIGPA3)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree4010.5
2) Agree11229.5
3) Not sure/neutral6817.9
4) Disagree12733.4
5) Strongly disagree338.7
Missing22
Total380100.0
275) Please check if you agree or disagree with the following statements about religion in public affairs: Religious freedom in the US is threatened by groups that oppose all religion. (RELIGPA4)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree246.3
2) Agree6416.8
3) Not sure/neutral7118.6
4) Disagree17846.6
5) Strongly disagree4511.8
Missing20
Total382100.0
276) Please check if you agree or disagree with the following statements about religion in public affairs: Religious communities should concentrate on fostering social justice. (RELIGPA5)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree9123.7
2) Agree19350.3
3) Not sure/neutral4812.5
4) Disagree4311.2
5) Strongly disagree92.3
Missing18
Total384100.0
277) Please check if you agree or disagree with the following statements about religion in public affairs: The influence of religion on American politics threatens to divide us as a country. (RELIGPA6)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree184.7
2) Agree9725.5
3) Not sure/neutral7018.4
4) Disagree17044.6
5) Strongly disagree266.8
Missing21
Total381100.0
278) Please check if you agree or disagree with the following statements about religion in public affairs: Religious people should involve themselves in the world as much as possible to oppose evil. (RELIGPA7)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree12231.8
2) Agree19450.5
3) Not sure/neutral4110.7
4) Disagree236.0
5) Strongly disagree41.0
Missing18
Total384100.0
279) Please check if you agree or disagree with the following statements about religion in public affairs: Some rabbis have gone too far in mixing religion and politics. (RELIGPA8)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree4912.8
2) Agree10627.7
3) Not sure/neutral8622.5
4) Disagree10828.2
5) Strongly disagree348.9
Missing19
Total383100.0
280) Lastly, please circle the appropriate response for how much you use these sources of information for news about government and politics: newspapers (INFO1)
 TOTAL%
1) A lot31079.9
2) Some7118.3
3) None71.8
Missing14
Total388100.0
281) Lastly, please circle the appropriate response for how much you use these sources of information for news about government and politics: network TV news (INFO2)
 TOTAL%
1) A lot15741.5
2) Some15841.8
3) None6316.7
Missing24
Total378100.0
282) Lastly, please circle the appropriate response for how much you use these sources of information for news about government and politics: public TV (INFO3)
 TOTAL%
1) A lot14839.6
2) Some14839.6
3) None7820.9
Missing28
Total374100.0
283) Lastly, please circle the appropriate response for how much you use these sources of information for news about government and politics: other rabbis (INFO4)
 TOTAL%
1) A lot7219.3
2) Some22861.1
3) None7319.6
Missing29
Total373100.0
284) Lastly, please circle the appropriate response for how much you use these sources of information for news about government and politics: my congregation (INFO5)
 TOTAL%
1) A lot3410.1
2) Some21062.1
3) None9427.8
Missing64
Total338100.0
285) Lastly, please circle the appropriate response for how much you use these sources of information for news about government and politics: movement materials (INFO6)
 TOTAL%
1) A lot8021.2
2) Some23361.8
3) None6417.0
Missing25
Total377100.0
286) Lastly, please circle the appropriate response for how much you use these sources of information for news about government and politics: news magazines (INFO7)
 TOTAL%
1) A lot12933.6
2) Some18949.2
3) None6617.2
Missing18
Total384100.0
287) Lastly, please circle the appropriate response for how much you use these sources of information for news about government and politics: Internet sources (INFO8)
 TOTAL%
1) A lot10828.7
2) Some19451.6
3) None7419.7
Missing26
Total376100.0
288) Lastly, please circle the appropriate response for how much you use these sources of information for news about government and politics: commercial radio (INFO9)
 TOTAL%
1) A lot6617.8
2) Some17948.2
3) None12634.0
Missing31
Total371100.0
289) Lastly, please circle the appropriate response for how much you use these sources of information for news about government and politics: public radio (INFO10)
 TOTAL%
1) A lot20052.8
2) Some14438.0
3) None359.2
Missing23
Total379100.0
290) Lastly, please circle the appropriate response for how much you use these sources of information for news about government and politics: family/friends (INFO11)
 TOTAL%
1) A lot8623.3
2) Some24566.4
3) None3810.3
Missing33
Total369100.0
291) Lastly, please circle the appropriate response for how much you use these sources of information for news about government and politics: direct mail (INFO12)
 TOTAL%
1) A lot318.4
2) Some17346.6
3) None16745.0
Missing31
Total371100.0
292) Lastly, please circle the appropriate response for how much you use these sources of information for news about government and politics: Jewish magazines (INFO13)
 TOTAL%
1) A lot12833.7
2) Some22860.0
3) None246.3
Missing22
Total380100.0
293) Lastly, please circle the appropriate response for how much you use these sources of information for news about government and politics: opinion magazines (INFO14)
 TOTAL%
1) A lot6818.2
2) Some19953.2
3) None10728.6
Missing28
Total374100.0
294) Lastly, please circle the appropriate response for how much you use these sources of information for news about government and politics: religious interest groups (INFO15)
 TOTAL%
1) A lot4913.4
2) Some19954.4
3) None11832.2
Missing36
Total366100.0
295) Lastly, please circle the appropriate response for how much you use these sources of information for news about government and politics: other interest groups (INFO16)
 TOTAL%
1) A lot309.3
2) Some16952.3
3) None12438.4
Missing79
Total323100.0
296) The standard two letter abbreviation of the state of residence of the respondent (STATE)
297) Movement is the movement from which mailing list the address was drawn (see note 7 on the ARDA summary page). (MOVEMENT)
 TOTAL%
1) Reconstructionist4812.0
2) Reform21252.9
3) Conservative7218.0
4) Orthodox6917.2
Missing1
Total401100.0
298) This is the variable with which to weight the cases when the entire dataset is used. It is based on knowing the population distribution (among the four included movements) and the distribution in the sample. The numerator is the population percentage and the denominator is the sample percentage, as follows: For Reconstructionist: weight=5.5/12.0, for Reform: weight=50.5/52.9, for Conservative: weight=19.6/18.0, for Orthodox: weight=24.3/17.2 (WEIGHT)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total4011.000.26
299) What is your gender? (for use with online analysis) (I-SEX)
 TOTAL%
1) Female5515.0
2) Male31185.0
Missing36
Total366100.0
300) Generally speaking, do you usually think of yourself as a Republican, a Democrat, or an independent? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-PARTYID)
 TOTAL%
1) Democrat205.4
2) Independent29880.5
3) Republican4612.4
4) Other party member61.6
Missing32
Total370100.0

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