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ISSUES III: Moral Values Survey
Washington Post/Kaiser/Harvard

September 30, 2000

This study was conducted by telephone Sept. 7 - Sept. 17, 2000, among a nationally representative sample of 1,477 registered voters 18 years of age or older. Included in the sample was an oversample of 455 registered voters who said that "moral values" was an important issue in deciding who to vote for in the 2000 presidential election. The total sample of registered voters interested in moral values is 634 adults. Field work by ICR/International Communications Research of Media, Pa.

*= less than 0.5 percent

1. Some people are registered to vote and others are not. Are you currently registered to vote at your present address?

9/17/00: All
Yes
72
No
27
Don't Know
1
 
Moral Values Voters
Yes
100
No
-
Don't Know
-

B. TRIAL HEAT AND ISSUES

2b. If the election for president in November 2000 were being held today, and the candidates were (Al Gore, the Democrat), (George W. Bush, the Republican), Pat Buchanan, the Reform Party candidate, and Ralph Nader, the Green Party candidate, for whom would you vote?

9/17/00: All Registered Voters
Gore
43
Bush
40
Pat Buchanan
1
Ralph Nader
3
Other
*
Neither (vol.)
3
Don't Know
10
 
Moral Values Voters
Gore
16
Bush
68
Pat Buchanan
2
Ralph Nader
2
Other
1
Neither (vol.)
4
Don't Know
8

2c. Who do you lean toward, (Al Gore), (George W. Bush), Pat Buchanan, or Ralph Nader?
(Of voters who said Other, None, Don't know, or Refused)

9/17/00: All Registered Voters
Gore
28
Bush
27
Pat Buchanan
1
Ralph Nader
3
Other
*
Neither (vol.)
11
Don't Know
29
 
Moral Values Voters
Gore
23
Bush
31
Pat Buchanan
5
Ralph Nader
4
Other
2
Neither (vol.)
10
Don't Know
25

Q.2b/Q.2c - Combined
(Asked of all registered voters)

9/17/00: All Registered Voters
Gore
47
Bush
43
Pat Buchanan
1
Ralph Nader
3
Other
*
Neither (vol.)
1
Don't Know
4
 
Moral Values Voters
Gore
19
Bush
72
Pat Buchanan
2
Ralph Nader
2
Other
*
Neither (vol.)
1
Don't Know
3

3. Now I'm going to read you a list of issues that might be discussed during this year's presidential campaign. (READ LIST) Which of these issues do you think will be MOST important in deciding your vote for president. Here are the choices again...(READ LIST)
And which do you think will be the second most important in deciding your vote for president?

9/17/00: All Registered Voters
 First MentionSecond MentionCombined
Education231740
The economy131124
Social Security161732
Taxes121224
Crime31013
Moral values10717
Medicare71018
Health care131326
Abortion*-*
National defense/ Defense readiness*11
Defending civil rights/Defending civil rights***
All Issues Important*-*
None/Issues will not be important*1*
Other Issues112
Don't know111
 
Moral Values Voters
 First MentionSecond MentionCombined
Education111425
The economy5915
Social Security3811
Taxes91322
Crime246
Moral values5941100
Medicare325
Health care5511
Abortion*-*
National defense/ Defense readiness**1
Defending civil rights/Defending civil rights*-*
All Issues Important---
None/Issues will not be important-1-
Other Issues112
Don't know-1-

5. When you say moral values is an important issue, can you tell me more specifically what you mean?

(Of Moral Values Voters)
Moral Values Voters
Abortion (net)
23
Abortion/pro-choice
1
Abortion (not specified)
8
Abortion/pro-life
7
Homosexuality
4
Against homosexuality
2
Homosexuality (not specified)
1
More gay/lesbian rights
1
Integrity/honesty in political candidates (trustworthiness/honor)
18
Lack of moral values in political candidates/improve moral values of the country
12
Lack of moral values in the country/improve moral values of the country
10
Respect for each other(president/children etc.)
4
More religious rights/beliefs (bible in classroom, less separation of church vs. state)
11
Clinton issue/affair
10
Character/family values (teaching family values in the home, etc)
12
More diversity in accepting each other/giving everyone equal opportunities
1
Improving what children/kids/adults see/hear in the media
5
Other
21
Don't know
2

6. Next, I'd like you to rate your satisfaction with the state of the nation in some different areas. For each of the following areas, please tell me whether you are very satisfied, somewhat satisfied, not too satisfied, or not at all satisfied. How about (READ ITEM)? Are you...?


a. The state of the nation's economy
9/17/00: All Registered Voters
Net: Very/Somewhat Satisfied
81
Very
36
Somewhat
45
Net: Not too/Not at all satisfied
18
Not too
11
Not at all
7
Don't Know
1
 
Moral Values Voters
Net: Very/Somewhat Satisfied
82
Very
28
Somewhat
54
Net: Not too/Not at all satisfied
17
Not too
12
Not at all
5
Don't Know
1

b. The moral values in this country
9/17/00: All Registered Voters
Net: Very/Somewhat Satisfied
31
Very
5
Somewhat
26
Net: Not too/Not at all satisfied
68
Not too
32
Not at all
36
Don't Know
1
 
Moral Values Voters
Net: Very/Somewhat Satisfied
12
Very
1
Somewhat
11
Net: Not too/Not at all satisfied
88
Not too
31
Not at all
58
Don't Know
-

c. The state of the nation's schools
9/17/00: All Registered Voters
Net: Very/Somewhat Satisfied
44
Very
7
Somewhat
37
Net: Not too/Not at all satisfied
54
Not too
33
Not at all
21
Don't Know
3
 
Moral Values Voters
Net: Very/Somewhat Satisfied
34
Very
4
Somewhat
30
Net: Not too/Not at all satisfied
63
Not too
35
Not at all
29
Don't Know
3

d. The state of national defense and the military
9/17/00: All Registered Voters
Net: Very/Somewhat Satisfied
66
Very
21
Somewhat
45
Net: Not too/Not at all satisfied
29
Not too
16
Not at all
13
Don't Know
5
 
Moral Values Voters
Net: Very/Somewhat Satisfied
49
Very
14
Somewhat
35
Net: Not too/Not at all satisfied
48
Not too
23
Not at all
25
Don't Know
3

e. The availability and affordability of health care
9/17/00: All Registered Voters
Net: Very/Somewhat Satisfied
41
Very
8
Somewhat
34
Net: Not too/Not at all satisfied
56
Not too
30
Not at all
26
Don't Know
2
 
Moral Values Voters
Net: Very/Somewhat Satisfied
48
Very
9
Somewhat
39
Net: Not too/Not at all satisfied
50
Not too
26
Not at all
24
Don't Know
2

7. Now I'm going to read you a list of issues. For each one, please tell me whether you think of it as a "moral" issue involving your beliefs about what is morally right and wrong, or you don't think of it as a moral issue. How about... (READ ITEM)?

a. The differences in income between people with high incomes and people with low incomes
9/17/00: All Registered Voters
Yes
38
No
60
Don't Know
3
 
Moral Values Voters
Yes
25
No
73
Don't Know
2

b. Abortion
9/17/00: All Registered Voters
Yes
70
No
27
Don't Know
3
 
Moral Values Voters
Yes
86
No
13
Don't Know
1

c. Gun control
9/17/00: All Registered Voters
Yes
54
No
44
Don't Know
2
 
Moral Values Voters
Yes
41
No
58
Don't Know
2

d. Campaign finance reform
9/17/00: All Registered Voters
Yes
40
No
56
Don't Know
3
 
Moral Values Voters
Yes
39
No
57
Don't Know
4

f. The death penalty
9/17/00: All Registered Voters
Yes
63
No
32
Don't Know
6
 
Moral Values Voters
Yes
63
No
32
Don't Know
5

g. The break-up of the family
9/17/00: All Registered Voters
Yes
76
No
22
Don't Know
2
 
Moral Values Voters
Yes
91
No
7
Don't Know
2

i. Protecting the environment
9/17/00: All Registered Voters
Yes
64
No
35
Don't Know
1
 
Moral Values Voters
Yes
52
No
46
Don't Know
2

j. Sex and violence in the media
9/17/00: All Registered Voters
Yes
74
No
24
Don't Know
2
 
Moral Values Voters
Yes
89
No
11
Don't Know
1

k. Expanding health coverage to all Americans
9/17/00: All Registered Voters
Yes
65
No
33
Don't Know
1
 
Moral Values Voters
Yes
52
No
45
Don't Know
3

l. Inequality between whites and minorities
9/17/00: All Registered Voters
Yes
63
No
34
Don't Know
3
 
Moral Values Voters
Yes
64
No
33
Don't Know
2

m. Taxes and the tax system
9/17/00: All Registered Voters
Yes
41
No
57
Don't Know
2
 
Moral Values Voters
Yes
34
No
65
Don't Know
1

n. The example a president sets by his personal behavior
9/17/00: All Registered Voters
Yes
73
No
25
Don't Know
2
 
Moral Values Voters
Yes
92
No
8
Don't Know
1

(Of those who said (*) is a moral issue) --
8. Will this be one of the most important issues in deciding your vote for president, or not?


a. The differences in income between people with high incomes and people with low incomes
9/17/00: All Registered Voters
Yes
69
No
30
Don't Know
1
 
Moral Values Voters
Yes
57
No
41
Don't Know
3

b. Abortion
9/17/00: All Registered Voters
Yes
53
No
47
Don't Know
*
 
Moral Values Voters
Yes
68
No
31
Don't Know
1

c. Gun control
9/17/00: All Registered Voters
Yes
64
No
35
Don't Know
1
 
Moral Values Voters
Yes
61
No
37
Don't Know
2

d. Campaign finance reform
9/17/00: All Registered Voters
Yes
55
No
44
Don't Know
1
 
Moral Values Voters
Yes
41
No
57
Don't Know
2

f. The death penalty
9/17/00: All Registered Voters
Yes
37
No
62
Don't Know
*
 
Moral Values Voters
Yes
32
No
68
Don't Know
*

g. The break-up of the family
9/17/00: All Registered Voters
Yes
43
No
56
Don't Know
1
 
Moral Values Voters
Yes
62
No
36
Don't Know
2

i. Protecting the environment
9/17/00: All Registered Voters
Yes
65
No
34
Don't Know
1
 
Moral Values Voters
Yes
48
No
50
Don't Know
2

j. Sex and violence in the media
9/17/00: All Registered Voters
Yes
49
No
50
Don't Know
1
 
Moral Values Voters
Yes
60
No
39
Don't Know
1

k. Expanding health coverage to all Americans
9/17/00: All Registered Voters
Yes
80
No
19
Don't Know
1
 
Moral Values Voters
Yes
66
No
34
Don't Know
-

l. Inequality between whites and minorities
9/17/00: All Registered Voters
Yes
56
No
43
Don't Know
1
 
Moral Values Voters
Yes
49
No
50
Don't Know
1

m. Taxes and the tax system
9/17/00: All Registered Voters
Yes
78
No
22
Don't Know
*
 
Moral Values Voters
Yes
78
No
20
Don't Know
1

n. The example a president sets by his personal behavior
9/17/00: All Registered Voters
Yes
64
No
36
Don't Know
1
 
Moral Values Voters
Yes
82
No
18
Don't Know
*

9. Which presidential candidate, (Al Gore, the Democrat) or (George W. Bush, the Republican), do you think would do a better job improving the nation's moral values?
(Of half sample)

9/17/00: All Registered Voters
Gore
42
Bush
43
Both (vol.)
3
Neither
5
Don't Know
7
 
Moral Values Voters
Gore
17
Bush
71
Both (vol.)
2
Neither
5
Don't Know
5

10. Which candidates for president and vice president do you think would do a better job improving the nation's moral values: (Al Gore and Joseph Lieberman, the Democrats) or (George W. Bush and Dick Cheney, the Republicans)?
(Of half sample)

9/17/00: All Registered Voters
Gore/Lieberman
49
Bush/Cheney
39
Both (vol.)
1
Neither
4
Don't Know
8
 
Moral Values Voters
Gore/Lieberman
23
Bush/Cheney
68
Both (vol.)
-
Neither
4
Don't Know
5

10A. Overall, do you think the presidential candidates have spent too much time, too little time, or about the right amount of time talking about religion?
(Of half sample)

9/17/00: All Registered Voters
Too much
18
Too little
32
About right
43
Don't Know
7
 
Moral Values Voters
Too much
11
Too little
39
About right
43
Don't Know
7

10B. Do you think that Gore and Lieberman have spent too much, too little, or about the right amount of time talking about religion?
(Of half sample)

9/17/00: All Registered Voters
Too much
20
Too little
17
About right
43
Don't Know
20
 
Moral Values Voters
Too much
21
Too little
23
About right
34
Don't Know
22

10C. Do you think that Bush and Cheney have spent too much, too little, or about the right amount of time talking about religion?
(Of half sample)

9/17/00: All Registered Voters
Too much
15
Too little
20
About right
41
Don't Know
23
 
Moral Values Voters
Too much
6
Too little
26
About right
48
Don't Know
21

12. Do you think the federal government should or should not be involved in promoting moral values in our society?

9/17/00: All Registered Voters
Should be
59
Shouldn't be
37
Don't Know
4
 
Moral Values Voters
Should be
72
Shouldn't be
25
Don't Know
2

13. Which of these statements comes closer to your own opinion? A) We should put limits on the amount of money people can give to political candidates. B) People should be able to contribute as much money as they want to any candidate they choose.

9/17/00: All Registered Voters
Limit campaign contributions
61
Do not limit campaign contributions
36
Neither (vol.)
1
Don't Know
2
 
Moral Values Voters
Limit campaign contributions
58
Do not limit campaign contributions
39
Neither (vol.)
1
Don't Know
2

14. Do you think the federal government should regulate sex and violence on television, radio, and in the movies, or should that be left up to the entertainment industry itself?

9/17/00: All Registered Voters
Government should regulate
46
Leave to entertainment industry
47
Neither (vol.)
5
Don't Know
2
 
Moral Values Voters
Government should regulate
59
Leave to entertainment industry
31
Neither (vol.)
7
Don't Know
3

15. Under the new welfare law, people are only allowed to receive welfare benefits for five years. Do you think the law should be changed so that a person who is willing to work but cannot find a job can continue to receive welfare benefits or do you think the person's welfare benefits should be cut off after five years?

9/17/00: All Registered Voters
Continue welfare
38
Cut off welfare after 5 years
57
Don't Know
5
 
Moral Values Voters
Continue welfare
30
Cut off welfare after 5 years
64
Don't Know
6

Compare to:

Do you think people on welfare who are willing to work but can't find a job should be cut off welfare after five years, or do you think they should continue to recieve benefits?

8/18/98: All Registered Voters
Continue welfare
40
Cut off welfare after 5 years
55
Don't Know
5

16. In order to give minorities more opportunity, do you believe race or ethnicity should be a factor when deciding who is hired, promoted, or admitted to college, or that hiring, promotions, and college admissions should be base strictly on merit and qualifications other than race or ethnicity?

9/17/00: All Registered Voters
Race should be a factor
11
Race should not be a factor
86
Don't Know
3
 
Moral Values Voters
Race should be a factor
6
Race should not be a factor
92
Don't Know
2

17. If someone is terminally ill, is in great pain and wants to kill themselves, should it be legal for a doctor to help them to commit suicide or not?

9/17/00: All Registered Voters
Yes, legal
49
No, not legal
45
Don't Know
6
 
Moral Values Voters
Yes, legal
32
No, not legal
62
Don't Know
6

8/18/98: All Registered Voters
Yes, legal
51
No, not legal
45
Don't Know
4

19. Do you favor or oppose providing parents with tax money in the form of school vouchers to help pay for their children to attend private or religious schools?

9/17/00: All Registered Voters
Favor
49
Oppose
28
Don't Know
3
 
Moral Values Voters
Favor
69
Oppose
28
Don't Know
3

8/18/98: All Registered Voters
Favor
48
Oppose
49
Don't Know
2

20. Do you favor or oppose allowing public schools to start each day with a prayer?

9/17/00: All Registered Voters
Favor
73
Oppose
24
Don't Know
3
 
Moral Values Voters
Favor
84
Oppose
13
Don't Know
3

8/18/98: All Registered Voters
Favor
72
Oppose
26
Don't Know
2

21. Which of the following four statements comes closest to your own views on abortion? 1) Abortion should be legal under all circumstances. 2) Abortion should be legal under most circumstances. 3) Abortion should be legal only in cases of rape, incest, or to save the life of the mother. 4) Abortion should not be legal under any circumstances.

9/17/00: All Registered Voters
All cases
16
Most cases
25
Only certain cases
44
Not legal
13
Don't Know
1
 
Moral Values Voters
All cases
9
Most cases
13
Only certain cases
53
Not legal
24
Don't Know
1

22. If a presidential candidate were to take stands on abortion that were different from your own, would you vote against that candidate on the basis of that issue alone, or would you consider other things before deciding whom to vote for?

9/17/00: All Registered Voters
Vote against
12
Consider other things
86
Don't Know
2
 
Moral Values Voters
Vote against
22
Consider orther things
77
Don't Know
1

23. Do you favor or oppose expanding women's access to early abortion options such as the French abortion pill, RU-486?

9/17/00: All Registered Voters
Favor
45
Oppose
43
Don't Know
12
 
Moral Values Voters
Favor
29
Oppose
62
Don't Know
9

24. Do you favor or oppose a law that would ban a certain abortion procedure conducted in the last six months of pregnancy, which opponents call "partial-birth abortion," except when necessary to save the life of the mother?

9/17/00: All Registered Voters
Favor
48
Oppose
49
Don't Know
4
 
Moral Values Voters
Favor
45
Oppose
53
Don't Know
2

25. Would you favor or oppose a federal law that would impose additional penalties on people who commit crimes out of prejudice toward gays and lesbians?

9/17/00: All Registered Voters
Favor
56
Oppose
40
Don't Know
4
 
Moral Values Voters
Favor
40
Oppose
55
Don't Know
5

18. Do you favor or oppose the death penalty for persons convicted of murder?

9/17/00: All Registered Voters
Favor
66
Oppose
27
Don't Know
7
 
Moral Values Voters
Favor
71
Oppose
22
Don't Know
7

8/18/98: All Registered Voters
Favor
68
Oppose
28
Don't Know
4

27. Which political party, the Democrats or the Republicans, would do a better job improving the nation's moral values?

9/17/00: All Registered Voters
Democrats
38
Republicans
39
Both (vol.)
3
Neither (vol.)
10
Don't know
8
 
Moral Values Voters
Democrats
17
Republicans
66
Both (vol.)
1
Neither (vol.)
9
Don't know
8

26. Generally speaking, which political party, the Republicans or the Democrats, do you think is more (READ ITEMS)?

a. tolerant of different kinds of people and different points of view
9/17/00: All Registered Voters
Democrats
62
Republicans
22
Both (vol.)
4
Neither (vol.)
4
Don't know
8
 
Moral Values Voters
Democrats
45
Republicans
34
Both (vol.)
5
Neither (vol.)
7
Don't know
9

b. sympathetic to religion and religious people
9/17/00: All Registered Voters
Democrats
41
Republicans
36
Both (vol.)
6
Neither (vol.)
5
Don't know
11
 
Moral Values Voters
Democrats
18
Republicans
62
Both (vol.)
6
Neither (vol.)
5
Don't know
9

c. sympathetic to the problems and the needs of the less fortunate
9/17/00: All Registered Voters
Democrats
65
Republicans
21
Both (vol.)
4
Neither (vol.)
4
Don't know
6
 
Moral Values Voters
Democrats
42
Republicans
40
Both (vol.)
6
Neither (vol.)
6
Don't know
6

d. interested in protecting individual rights and freedoms
9/17/00: All Registered Voters
Democrats
48
Republicans
36
Both (vol.)
6
Neither (vol.)
3
Don't know
8
 
Moral Values Voters
Democrats
24
Republicans
59
Both (vol.)
7
Neither (vol.)
4
Don't know
5

28. Now I'd like to ask you about the presidential candidates on these issues. Generally speaking, which candidate, Bush or Gore, do you think is more (READ ITEMS)?

a. tolerant of different kinds of people and different points of view
9/17/00: All Registered Voters
Bush
27
Gore
57
Both (vol.)
5
Neither (vol.)
2
Don't know
8
 
Moral Values Voters
Bush
44
Gore
37
Both (vol.)
6
Neither (vol.)
4
Don't know
7

b. sympathetic to religion and religious people
9/17/00: All Registered Voters
Bush
36
Gore
43
Both (vol.)
7
Neither (vol.)
3
Don't know
10
 
Moral Values Voters
Bush
63
Gore
20
Both (vol.)
6
Neither (vol.)
4
Don't know
7

c. sympathetic to the problems and the needs of the less fortunate
9/17/00: All Registered Voters
Bush
27
Gore
60
Both (vol.)
4
Neither (vol.)
3
Don't know
6
 
Moral Values Voters
Bush
47
Gore
36
Both (vol.)
8
Neither (vol.)
3
Don't know
6

d. interested in protecting individual rights and freedoms
9/17/00: All Registered Voters
Bush
40
Gore
47
Both (vol.)
5
Neither (vol.)
2
Don't know
7
 
Moral Values Voters
Bush
61
Gore
24
Both (vol.)
4
Neither (vol.)
4
Don't know
7

29. Which kind of president would you prefer? 1) A president who often talked publicly about his religious beliefs. 2) A president who felt his religious beliefs were personal and should not be discussed publicly.

9/17/00: All Registered Voters
Talks publicly about religion
42
Believes religion is personal
54
Don't know
4
 
Moral Values Voters
Talks publicly about religion
58
Believes religion is personal
37
Don't know
5

31. In general, do you think government policies have generally strengthened Americans' moral values, generally weakened Americans' moral values, or haven't they affected values either way?

9/17/00: All Registered Voters
Strengthened
11
Weakened
48
No effect
36
Both/Depends (vol.)
1
Don't know
4
 
Moral Values Voters
Strengthened
4
Weakened
74
No effect
20
Both/Depends (vol.)
1
Don't know
2

32. Which of the following worries you more about the future? 1) That the country will become too TOLERANT of behaviors that are bad for society. 2) That the country will become too INTOLERANT of behaviors that don't do any real harm to society.

9/17/00: All Registered Voters
Too tolerant
66
Too intolerant
28
Don't know
6
 
Moral Values Voters
Too tolerant
80
Too intolerant
16
Don't know
7
8/27/98: All Registered Voters
Too tolerant
67
Too intolerant
26
Don't Know
7

34. I'm going to read you a list of statements. Will you tell me for each one whether it is something you personally agree or disagree with? (READ ITEMS)


a. The husband should have the final say in all financial and family decisions
9/17/00: All Registered Voters
Net: Agree
13
Strongly
7
Somewhat
7
Net: Disagree
86
Somewhat
17
Strongly
69
Neither (vol.)
NA
Don't Know
1
 
Moral Values Voters
Net: Agree
24
Strongly
12
Somewhat
13
Net: Disagree
74
Somewhat
21
Strongly
54
Neither (vol.)
NA
Don't Know
1
8/18/98: All Registered Voters
Net: Agree
17
Strongly
7
Somewhat
10
Net: Disagree
81
Somewhat
19
Strongly
62
Neither (vol.)
1
Don't Know
*

b. A couple that is unhappy should get divorced even if they have young children
9/17/00: All Registered Voters
Net: Agree
48
Strongly
24
Somewhat
24
Net: Disagree
49
Somewhat
23
Strongly
25
Neither (vol.)
NA
Don't Know
4
 
Moral Values Voters
Net: Agree
29
Strongly
13
Somewhat
16
Net: Disagree
67
Somewhat
23
Strongly
43
Neither (vol.)
NA
Don't Know
4
8/18/98: All Registered Voters
Net: Agree
44
Strongly
19
Somewhat
25
Net: Disagree
51
Somewhat
25
Strongly
26
Neither (vol.)
4
Don't Know
1

c. It may be necessary for mothers to be working because the family needs money, but it would be better if she could stay home and take care of the house and children
9/17/00: All Registered Voters
Net: Agree
79
Strongly
52
Somewhat
28
Net: Disagree
19
Somewhat
11
Strongly
8
Neither (vol.)
NA
Don't Know
2
 
Moral Values Voters
Net: Agree
88
Strongly
66
Somewhat
21
Net: Disagree
11
Somewhat
8
Strongly
3
Neither (vol.)
NA
Don't Know
1
8/18/98: All Registered Voters
Net: Agree
79
Strongly
49
Somewhat
30
Net: Disagree
19
Somewhat
12
Strongly
7
Neither (vol.)
2
Don't Know
*

39. Which view comes closest to your own? 1) Government should promote policies and programs discouraging homosexuality. 2) Government should promote policies and programs that treat homosexuality as an acceptable lifestyle. 3) Government should not get involved in this issue.

9/17/00: All Registered Voters
Discourage homosexuality
16
Acceptable lifestyle
14
Not get involved
69
Don't Know
1
 
Moral Values Voters
Discourage homosexuality
28
Acceptable lifestyle
8
Not get involved
63
Don't Know
1
8/27/98: All Registered Voters
Discourage homosexuality
12
Acceptable lifestyle
10
Not get involved
76
Don't Know
2

36. Now I will read you some statements. Will you tell me for each one whether it is something you personally agree with or disagree with? (READ ITEMS)

a. The world is always changing and we should adjust our morals and values to those changes
9/17/00: All Registered Voters
Net: Agree
39
Strongly
17
Somewhat
22
Net: Disagree
60
Somewhat
19
Strongly
40
Neither (vol.)
NA
Don't Know
1
 
Moral Values Voters
Net: Agree
18
Strongly
8
Somewhat
10
Net: Disagree
81
Somewhat
15
Strongly
66
Neither (vol.)
NA
Don't Know
1
8/18/98: All Registered Voters
Net: Agree
39
Strongly
15
Somewhat
24
Net: Disagree
60
Somewhat
19
Strongly
41
Neither (vol.)
NA
Don't Know
*

b. We should be more tolerant of people who choose to live according to their own moral standards even if we think they are wrong
9/17/00: All Registered Voters
Net: Agree
71
Strongly
37
Somewhat
35
Net: Disagree
26
Somewhat
14
Strongly
12
Neither (vol.)
NA
Don't Know
2
 
Moral Values Voters
Net: Agree
56
Strongly
21
Somewhat
35
Net: Disagree
40
Somewhat
16
Strongly
24
Neither (vol.)
NA
Don't Know
4
8/18/98: All Registered Voters
Net: Agree
68
Strongly
29
Somewhat
39
Net: Disagree
30
Somewhat
16
Strongly
14
Neither (vol.)
1
Don't Know
1

c. Americans are too tolerant and accepting of behaviors that in the past were considered immoral or wrong
9/17/00: All Registered Voters
Net: Agree
70
Strongly
43
Somewhat
28
Net: Disagree
28
Somewhat
16
Strongly
12
Neither (vol.)
NA
Don't Know
2
 
Moral Values Voters
Net: Agree
84
Strongly
63
Somewhat
21
Net: Disagree
14
Somewhat
8
Strongly
6
Neither (vol.)
NA
Don't Know
2
8/18/98: All Registered Voters
Net: Agree
68
Strongly
43
Somewhat
25
Net: Disagree
29
Somewhat
17
Strongly
12
Neither (vol.)
1
Don't Know
1

d. If people were treated more equally in this country, we would have many fewer problems
9/17/00: All Registered Voters
Net: Agree
80
Strongly
58
Somewhat
22
Net: Disagree
19
Somewhat
10
Strongly
9
Neither (vol.)
NA
Don't Know
2
 
Moral Values Voters
Net: Agree
68
Strongly
48
Somewhat
20
Net: Disagree
29
Somewhat
16
Strongly
14
Neither (vol.)
NA
Don't Know
2
8/18/98: All Registered Voters
Net: Agree
78
Strongly
53
Somewhat
25
Net: Disagree
20
Somewhat
12
Strongly
8
Neither (vol.)
1
Don't Know
1

e. We have gone too far in pushing equal rights in this country
9/17/00: All Registered Voters
Net: Agree
39
Strongly
21
Somewhat
17
Net: Disagree
59
Somewhat
24
Strongly
35
Neither (vol.)
NA
Don't Know
2
 
Moral Values Voters
Net: Agree
53
Strongly
31
Somewhat
22
Net: Disagree
44
Somewhat
21
Strongly
22
Neither (vol.)
NA
Don't Know
3
8/18/98: All Registered Voters
Net: Agree
44
Strongly
21
Somewhat
23
Net: Disagree
53
Somewhat
24
Strongly
29
Neither (vol.)
1
Don't Know
2

37. I am going to read two statements. Please tell me which one is closer to your own view. 1) Most poor people are poor because they don't work hard enough. 2) They are poor because of circumstances beyond their control.

9/17/00: All Registered Voters
Don't work hard enough
16
Circumstances beyond control
71
Both/Depends (vol.)
11
Don't Know
2
 
Moral Values Voters
Don't work hard enough
19
Circumstances beyond control
56
Both/Depends (vol.)
20
Don't Know
5
8/27/98: All Registered Voters
Don't work hard enough
23
Circumstances beyond control
64
Both/Depends (vol.)
11
Don't Know
2

38. Which of these views comes closer to your own? 1) The government in Washington should do everything possible to improve the standard of living of all Americans. 2) This is not the government's responsibility, each person should take care of themselves.

9/17/00: All Registered Voters
Improve standard of living
57
Take care of themselves
38
Don't Know
5
 
Moral Values Voters
Improve standard of living
42
Take care of themselves
53
Don't Know
5
8/27/98: All Registered Voters
Improve standard of living
50
Take care of themselves
46
Don't Know
3

40. Do you personally agree or disagree with the following statements? (READ ITEMS)

a. A person should always be concerned about the well-being of others
9/17/00: All Registered Voters
Net: Agree
94
Strongly
72
Somewhat
22
Net: Disagree
5
Somewhat
3
Strongly
2
Neither (vol.)
NA
Don't Know
1
 
Moral Values Voters
Net: Agree
96
Strongly
77
Somewhat
19
Net: Disagree
4
Somewhat
3
Strongly
1
Neither (vol.)
NA
Don't Know
*
8/18/98: All Registered Voters
Net: Agree
95
Strongly
69
Somewhat
26
Net: Disagree
5
Somewhat
4
Strongly
1
Neither (vol.)
*
Don't Know
*

b. It is best not to get too involved in taking care of other people's needs
9/17/00: All Registered Voters
Net: Agree
34
Strongly
11
Somewhat
23
Net: Disagree
63
Somewhat
27
Strongly
36
Neither (vol.)
NA
Don't Know
3
 
Moral Values Voters
Net: Agree
29
Strongly
9
Somewhat
21
Net: Disagree
67
Somewhat
26
Strongly
42
Neither (vol.)
NA
Don't Know
3
8/18/98: All Registered Voters
Net: Agree
41
Strongly
11
Somewhat
30
Net: Disagree
57
Somewhat
30
Strongly
27
Neither (vol.)
2
Don't Know
1

c. It is important to me personally to help others who are less fortunate
9/17/00: All Registered Voters
Net: Agree
95
Strongly
67
Somewhat
28
Net: Disagree
5
Somewhat
3
Strongly
2
Neither (vol.)
NA
Don't Know
1
 
Moral Values Voters
Net: Agree
95
Strongly
73
Somewhat
22
Net: Disagree
4
Somewhat
2
Strongly
2
Neither (vol.)
NA
Don't Know
1
8/18/98: All Registered Voters
Net: Agree
92
Strongly
60
Somewhat
32
Net: Disagree
7
Somewhat
5
Strongly
2
Neither (vol.)
*
Don't Know
1

41. Some people believe that religious, charitable, and community organizations can do the best job of providing services to people in need. Others believe that the government can do the best job of providing services to people in need. Which comes closer to your view?

9/17/00: All Registered Voters
Organizations
58
Government
29
Both (vol.)
9
Neither (vol.)
2
Don't Know
2
 
Moral Values Voters
Organizations
73
Government
16
Both (vol.)
8
Neither (vol.)
1
Don't Know
2

42. Religion has had an increasing impact on the political views of many Americans. Which of the following two statements comes closer to your view? 1) Organized religious groups of all kinds should stay out of politics. 2) It is important for organized religious groups to stand up for their beliefs in politics.

9/17/00: All Registered Voters
Stay out of politics
45
Stand up in politics
51
Neither (vol.)
2
Don't Know
2
 
Moral Values Voters
Stay out of politics
30
Stand up in politics
67
Neither (vol.)
2
Don't Know
2
8/27/98: All Registered Voters
Stay out of politics
45
Stand up in politics
53
Neither (vol.)
1
Don't Know
NA

43. Would you rather see religious and spiritual values have GREATER influence in politics and public life than they do now, LESS influence, or about THE SAME influence as they do now?

9/17/00: All Registered Voters
Greater
37
Lesser
21
The same
40
Don't Know
1
 
Moral Values Voters
Greater
62
Lesser
11
The same
25
Don't Know
1
8/27/98: All Registered Voters
Greater
39
Lesser
23
The same
36
Don't Know
2

46. Which of these statements comes closest to describing your feelings about the Bible? 1) The Bible is the actual word of God and is to be taken literally, word for word. 2) The Bible is the inspired word of God, but not everything in it should be taken literally. 3) The Bible is an ancient book of fables, legends, history, and moral precepts recorded by man.

9/17/00: All Registered Voters
Actual word
36
Inspired word
49
Book of fables
13
Don't Know
2
 
Moral Values Voters
Actual word
49
Inspired word
43
Book of fables
7
Don't Know
*
8/27/98: All Registered Voters
Actual word
35
Inspired word
49
Book of fables
14
Don't Know
1

47. Generally speaking, which of the following statements comes closer to describing your own values? 1) I am someone who tends to have traditional, old-fashioned values. 2) I am someone who tends to have more modern values.

9/17/00: All Registered Voters
Traditional values
61
Modern values
29
Neither/In between (vol.)
9
Don't Know
1
 
Moral Values Voters
Traditional values
80
Modern values
12
Neither/In between (vol.)
7
Don't Know
*

47. In order to improve values and morality in this country, do you think we must put more emphasis on religion, or can we improve values and morality without necessarily placing more emphasis on religion?

9/17/00: All Registered Voters
More emphasis on religion
45
Not necessary
53
Don't Know
2
 
Moral Values Voters
More emphasis on religion
62
Not necessary
36
Don't Know
2

45. How important is religion in your everyday life: the most important thing in your life; extremely important, but not the most important thing; very important; somewhat important; or not too important?
9/17/00: All Registered Voters
Net: Important
44
Most
21
Extremely
23
Very
25
Net: Not Important
30
Somewhat
20
Not too
10
Don't Know
1
 
Moral Values Voters
Net: Important
64
Most
40
Extremely
24
Very
20
Net: Not Important
17
Somewhat
12
Not too
5
Don't Know
NA
8/18/98: All Registered Voters
Net: Important
41
Most
20
Extremely
21
Very
30
Net: Not Important
29
Somewhat
21
Not too
8
Don't Know
*


C. DEMOGRAPHICS

D01. In politics today, do you consider yourself a Republican, a Democrat, an Independent, or something else?

9/17/00: All Registered Voters
Republican
30
Democrat
38
Independent
23
Something else
8
Don't Know
1
 
Moral Values Voters
Republican
53
Democrat
18
Independent
20
Something else
7
Don't Know
2

7/18/00: All Registered Voters
Republican
31
Democrat
35
Independent
27
Something else
6
Don't Know
1
 
Hcare/Medicare Voters
Republican
22
Democrat
44
Independent
26
Something else
6
Don't Know
1

5/22/00: All Registered Voters
Republican
29
Democrat
35
Independent
27
Something else
7
Don't Know
1
 
Education Voters
Republican
25
Democrat
38
Independent
28
Something else
8
Don't Know
1

(Asked of registered voters who consider themselves Republican)
D01a. Do you consider yourself a strong Republican or not a very strong Republican?

9/17/00: All Registered Voters
Strong Republican
52
Not a very strong Republican
48
Don't Know
1
 
Moral Values Voters
Strong Republican
59
Not a very strong Republican
40
Don't Know
1

7/18/00: All Registered Voters
Strong Republican
56
Not a very strong Republican
43
Don't Know
*
 
Hcare/Medicare Voters
Strong Republican
50
Not a very strong Republican
50
Don't Know
1

5/22/00: All Registered Voters
Strong Republican
49
Not a very strong Republican
51
Don't Know
1
 
Education Voters
Strong Republican
42
Not a very strong Republican
58
Don't Know
NA

(Asked of registered voters who consider themselves Democrats)
D01b. Do you consider yourself a strong Democrat or not a very strong Democrat?

9/17/00: All Registered Voters
Strong Democrat
58
Not a very strong Democrat
41
Don't Know
1
 
Moral Values Voters
Strong Democrat
42
Not a very strong Democrat
58
Don't Know
1

7/18/00: All Registered Voters
Strong Democrat
57
Not a very strong Democrat
41
Don't Know
1
 
Hcare/Medicare Voters
Strong Democrat
57
Not a very strong Democrat
42
Don't Know
1

5/22/00: All Registered Voters
Strong Democrat
54
Not a very strong Democrat
45
Don't Know
1
 
Education Voters
Strong Democrat
51
Not a very strong Democrat
48
Don't Know
1

(Asked of registered voters who consider themselves Independents)
D01c. Do you consider yourself closer to the Republican Party or the Democratic Party?

9/17/00: All Registered Voters
Closer to Republican
47
Closer to Democratic
43
Don't Know
9
 
Moral Values Voters
Closer to Republican
73
Closer to Democratic
20
Don't Know
7

7/18/00: All Registered Voters
Closer to Republican
47
Closer to Democratic
39
Don't Know
14
 
Hcare/Medicare Voters
Closer to Republican
34
Closer to Democratic
47
Don't Know
19

5/22/00: All Registered Voters
Closer to Republican
43
Closer to Democratic
35
Don't Know
22
 
Education Voters
Closer to Republican
37
Closer to Democratic
42
Don't Know
21

(Asked of all registered voters - Q.D01/Q.D01a/Q.D01b/Q.D01c)
9/17/00: All Registered Voters
Net: Republican
30
Strong
16
Not strong
15
Net: Democrat
38
Strong
22
Not strong
15
Net: Independent
23
Closer to Rep.
10
Closer to Dem.
9
Something else
8
Don't Know
1
 
Moral Values Voters
Net: Republican
53
Strong
31
Not strong
21
Net: Democrat
18
Strong
7
Not strong
10
Net: Independent
20
Closer to Rep.
14
Closer to Dem.
4
Something else
7
Don't Know
2
7/18/00: All Registered Voters
Net: Republican
31
Strong
17
Not strong
13
Net: Democrat
35
Strong
20
Not strong
14
Net: Independent
27
Closer to Rep.
12
Closer to Dem.
10
Something else
6
Don't Know
1
 
Hcare/Medicare Voters
Net: Republican
22
Strong
11
Not strong
11
Net: Democrat
44
Strong
25
Not strong
18
Net: Independent
26
Closer to Rep.
9
Closer to Dem.
12
Something else
6
Don't Know
1
5/22/00: All Registered Voters
Net: Republican
29
Strong
14
Not strong
15
Net: Democrat
35
Strong
19
Not strong
16
Net: Independent
27
Closer to Rep.
11
Closer to Dem.
9
Something else
7
Don't Know
1
 
Education Voters
Net: Republican
25
Strong
10
Not strong
14
Net: Democrat
38
Strong
20
Not strong
18
Net: Independent
28
Closer to Rep.
10
Closer to Dem.
12
Something else
8
Don't Know
1

(Asked of all registered voters - Q.D01/DOC Leaned Party Table)
9/17/00: All Registered Voters
Net: Republican
41
Unleaned
30
Leaned
10
Net: Democrat
47
Unleaned
38
Leaned
9
Independent
3
Something else
8
Don't Know
1
 
Moral Values Voters
Net: Republican
67
Unleaned
53
Leaned
14
Net: Democrat
21
Unleaned
18
Leaned
4
Independent
2
Something else
7
Don't Know
2
7/18/00: All Registered Voters
Net: Republican
43
Unleaned
31
Leaned
12
Net: Democrat
45
Unleaned
35
Leaned
10
Independent
4
Something else
6
Don't Know
1
 
Hcare/Medicare Voters
Net: Republican
31
Unleaned
22
Leaned
9
Net: Democrat
56
Unleaned
44
Leaned
12
Independent
5
Something else
6
Don't Know
1
5/22/00: All Registered Voters
Net: Republican
41
Unleaned
29
Leaned
11
Net: Democrat
44
Unleaned
35
Leaned
9
Independent
7
Something else
7
Don't Know
1
 
Education Voters
Net: Republican
35
Unleaned
25
Leaned
10
Net: Democrat
50
Unleaned
38
Leaned
12
Independent
7
Something else
8
Don't Know
1

(Asked of all registered voters)
D02. Would you say your views in most political matters are very liberal, liberal, moderate, conservative, or very conservative?
9/17/00: All Registered Voters
Net: Liberal
19
Very liberal
NA
Liberal
NA
Moderate
46
Net: Conservative
33
Conservative
NA
Very conservative
NA
Don't Know
3
 
Moral Values Voters
Net: Liberal
9
Very liberal
NA
Liberal
NA
Moderate
29
Net: Conservative
61
Conservative
NA
Very conservative
NA
Don't Know
1
7/18/00: All Registered Voters
Net: Liberal
28
Very liberal
4
Liberal
24
Moderate
36
Net: Conservative
34
Conservative
24
Very conservative
10
Don't Know
1
 
Hcare/Medicare Voters
Net: Liberal
33
Very liberal
5
Liberal
28
Moderate
41
Net: Conservative
24
Conservative
18
Very conservative
6
Don't Know
2
5/22/00: All Registered Voters
Net: Liberal
24
Very liberal
3
Liberal
21
Moderate
38
Net: Conservative
35
Conservative
28
Very conservative
7
Don't Know
3
 
Education Voters
Net: Liberal
31
Very liberal
6
Liberal
26
Moderate
42
Net: Conservative
25
Conservative
21
Very conservative
4
Don't Know
2

(Asked of all registered voters)
D03. I'd like you to rate the chances that you will vote in the next election for president. Are you absolutely certain to vote, will you probably vote, or are the chances 50-50 or less that you will vote?
9/17/00: All Registered Voters
Absolutely certain to vote
84
Probably vote
10
Chances 50-50 or less
6
Don't Know
*
 
Moral Values Voters
Absolutely certain to vote
88
Probably vote
8
Chances 50-50 or less
4
Don't Know
NA
7/18/00: All Registered Voters
Absolutely certain to vote
82
Probably vote
12
Chances 50-50 or less
6
Don't Know
*
 
Hcare/Medicare Voters
Absolutely certain to vote
79
Probably vote
14
Chances 50-50 or less
7
Don't Know
*
5/22/00: All Registered Voters
Absolutely certain to vote
82
Probably vote
11
Chances 50-50 or less
7
Don't Know
*
 
Education Voters
Absolutely certain to vote
80
Probably vote
12
Chances 50-50 or less
7
Don't Know
*

(Asked of all registered voters)
D04. As you know, around half the public does not vote in presidential elections. How about you: Did you vote in the presidential election in 1996 when Bill Clinton ran against Bob Dole and Ross Perot, or did you skip that one?
9/17/00: All Registered Voters
Yes, voted
82
No, skipped that one
17
Don't Know/No Opinion
1
 
Moral Values Voters
Yes, voted
86
No, skipped that one
14
Don't Know/No Opinion
*
7/18/00: All Registered Voters
Yes, voted
83
No, skipped that one
17
Don't Know/No Opinion
*
 
Hcare/Medicare Voters
Yes, voted
83
No, skipped that one
16
Don't Know/No Opinion
*
5/22/00: All Registered Voters
Yes, voted
85
No, skipped that one
14
Don't Know/No Opinion
1
 
Education Voters
Yes, voted
83
No, skipped that one
17
Don't Know/No Opinion
*

(Asked of all registered voters who voted in 1996 presidential election)
D04a. Which candidate did you vote for? (DO NOT READ)
9/17/00: All Registered Voters
Clinton
55
Dole
32
Perot
9
Nader
*
Other
1
Don't Know/No Opinion
2
 
Moral Values Voters
Clinton
22
Dole
65
Perot
10
Nader
*
Other
1
Don't Know/No Opinion
1
7/18/00: All Registered Voters
Clinton
52
Dole
31
Perot
9
Nader
1
Other
1
Don't Know/No Opinion
4
 
Hcare/Medicare Voters
Clinton
67
Dole
21
Perot
6
Nader
1
Other
1
Don't Know/No Opinion
4
5/22/00: All Registered Voters
Clinton
52
Dole
32
Perot
11
Nader
NA
Other
2
Don't Know/No Opinion
4
 
Education Voters
Clinton
62
Dole
25
Perot
9
Nader
NA
Other
1
Don't Know/No Opinion
3

(Asked of all registered voters)
9/17/00: All Registered Voters
Net: Voted
82
Clinton
44
Dole
26
Perot
7
Nader
*
Other
1
Did not vote
17
Don't Know/No Opinion
1
 
Moral Values Voters
Net: Voted
86
Clinton
18
Dole
53
Perot
8
Nader
*
Other
1
Did not vote
14
Don't Know/No Opinion
*
7/18/00: All Registered Voters
Net: Voted
83
Clinton
44
Dole
26
Perot
7
Nader
1
Other
1
Did not vote
17
Don't Know/No Opinion
*
 
Hcare/Medicare Voters
Net: Voted
83
Clinton
55
Dole
17
Perot
5
Nader
*
Other
1
Did not vote
16
Don't Know/No Opinion
*
5/22/00: All Registered Voters
Net: Voted
85
Clinton
43
Dole
26
Perot
9
Nader
NA
Other
1
Did not vote
14
Don't Know/No Opinion
1
 
Education Voters
Net: Voted
83
Clinton
49
Dole
20
Perot
7
Nader
NA
Other
1
Did not vote
17
Don't Know/No Opinion
*

(Asked of all registered voters)
D05. Are you currently married, living with a partner, widowed, divorced, separated, or have you never been married?
9/17/00: All Registered Voters
Currently married
56
Living with partner
6
Widowed
9
Divorced
11
Separated
2
Never been married
15
 
Moral Values Voters
Currently married
65
Living with partner
4
Widowed
8
Divorced
11
Separated
1
Never been married
11
7/18/00: All Registered Voters
Currently married
58
Living with partner
5
Widowed
8
Divorced
11
Separated
3
Never been married
14
 
Hcare/Medicare Voters
Net: Voted
83
Currently married
55
Living with partner
7
Widowed
13
Divorced
12
Separated
3
Never been married
11
5/22/00: All Registered Voters
Currently married
56
Living with partner
4
Widowed
9
Divorced
12
Separated
2
Never been married
17
 
Education Voters
Currently married
56
Living with partner
5
Widowed
6
Divorced
9
Separated
2
Never been married
21

(Asked of all registered voters)
D06. Including yourself, how many adults, 18 or over, are there living in your household?
9/17/00: All Registered Voters
1
27
2
57
3
11
4
4
5
1
6
*
7
*
8
NA
 
Moral Values Voters
1
22
2
62
3
11
4
3
5
1
6
*
7
*
8
NA
7/18/00: All Registered Voters
1
25
2
58
3
13
4
3
5
*
6
*
7
*
8
NA
 
Hcare/Medicare Voters
1
27
2
55
3
12
4
3
5
*
6
*
7
NA
8
NA
5/22/00: All Registered Voters
1
28
2
56
3
11
4
4
5
1
6
*
7
*
8
*
 
Education Voters
1
24
2
58
3
11
4
5
5
1
6
*
7
*
8
NA

(Asked of all registered voters)
D06a. How many people living in your household are under the age of 18?
9/17/00: All Registered Voters
0
59
Net
41
1
17
2
17
3
6
4
2
5
1
6
*
7
*
 
Moral Values Voters
0
55
Net
45
1
16
2
15
3
9
4
3
5
1
6
*
7
*

(Asked of all registered voters)
D06b. Thinking about the past month, have you spent time participating in any sort of volunteer or charitable activity in your community, or haven't you had time to do this?
9/17/00: All Registered Voters
Yes
51
No
49
Don't Know
*
 
Moral Values Voters
Yes
59
No
41
Don't Know
*

(Asked of all registered voters)
D07a. What is your religious preference? Are you Protestant, Roman Catholic, Jewish, some other religion, or no religion?
9/17/00: All Registered Voters
Protestant
48
Roman Catholic
25
Jewish
2
Other religion
16
No religion
9
Don't Know
*
 
Moral Values Voters
Protestant
57
Roman Catholic
21
Jewish
2
Other religion
16
No religion
5
Don't Know
NA
7/18/00: All Registered Voters
Protestant
52
Roman Catholic
23
Jewish
2
Other religion
12
No religion
11
Don't Know
*
 
Hcare/Medicare Voters
Protestant
54
Roman Catholic
25
Jewish
2
Other religion
10
No religion
9
Don't Know
*
5/22/00: All Registered Voters
Protestant
52
Roman Catholic
27
Jewish
2
Other religion
10
No religion
9
Don't Know
*
 
Education Voters
Protestant
48
Roman Catholic
26
Jewish
3
Other religion
12
No religion
11
Don't Know
*

(Asked of all registered voters who are some other religion)
D07b. Do you consider yourself a Christian?
9/17/00: All Registered Voters
Yes
84
No
15
Don't Know
1
 
Moral Values Voters
Yes
88
No
9
Don't Know
2
7/18/00: All Registered Voters
Yes
84
No
15
Don't Know
2
 
Hcare/Medicare Voters
Yes
84
No
12
Don't Know
4
5/22/00: All Registered Voters
Yes
84
No
15
Don't Know
1
 
Education Voters
Yes
74
No
25
Don't Know
1

(Asked of all registered voters who are Protestant or some other religion/Christian)
D07c. Would you consider yourself a born-again or evangelical Christian, or not?
9/17/00: All Registered Voters
Yes
59
No
38
Don't Know
3
 
Moral Values Voters
Yes
76
No
22
Don't Know
2
7/18/00: All Registered Voters
Yes
55
No
42
Don't Know
3
 
Hcare/Medicare Voters
Yes
53
No
44
Don't Know
3
5/22/00: All Registered Voters
Yes
53
No
44
Don't Know
3
 
Education Voters
Yes
48
No
50
Don't Know
2

(Asked of all registered voters - Q.D07a/Q.D07b)
9/17/00: All Registered Voters
Net: Protestant/Other Christian
62
Protestant
48
Other Christian
14
Roman Catholic
25
Jewish
2
Some other
3
No religion
9
Don't Know
*
 
Moral Values Voters
Net: Protestant/Other Christian
71
Protestant
57
Other Christian
15
Roman Catholic
21
Jewish
2
Some other
2
No religion
5
Don't Know
NA
7/18/00: All Registered Voters
Net: Protestant/Other Christian
63
Protestant
52
Other Christian
10
Roman Catholic
23
Jewish
2
Some other
2
No religion
11
Don't Know
*
 
Hcare/Medicare Voters
Net: Protestant/Other Christian
62
Protestant
54
Other Christian
9
Roman Catholic
25
Jewish
2
Some other
2
No religion
9
Don't Know
*
5/22/00: All Registered Voters
Net: Protestant/Other Christian
60
Protestant
52
Other Christian
8
Roman Catholic
27
Jewish
2
Some other
2
No religion
9
Don't Know
*
 
Education Voters
Net: Protestant/Other Christian
57
Protestant
48
Other Christian
8
Roman Catholic
26
Jewish
3
Some other
3
No religion
11
Don't Know
*

(Asked of all registered voters - Q.D07a/Q.D07b/Q.D07c)
9/17/00: All Registered Voters
Born-again Protestants or some other religion/Christian
36
Protestant not born again
20
Roman Catholic
25
Jewish
2
Some other
3
No religion
9
Don't Know
*
 
Moral Values Voters
Born-again Protestants or some other religion/Christian
54
Protestant not born again
12
Roman Catholic
21
Jewish
2
Some other
2
No religion
5
Don't Know
NA
7/18/00: All Registered Voters
Born-again Protestants or some other religion/Christian
35
Protestant not born again
23
Roman Catholic
23
Jewish
2
Some other
2
No religion
11
Don't Know
*
 
Hcare/Medicare Voters
Born-again Protestants or some other religion/Christian
33
Protestant not born again
25
Roman Catholic
25
Jewish
2
Some other
2
No religion
9
Don't Know
*
5/22/00: All Registered Voters
Born-again Protestants or some other religion/Christian
32
Protestant not born again
27
Roman Catholic
27
Jewish
2
Some other
2
No religion
9
Don't Know
*
 
Education Voters
Born-again Protestants or some other religion/Christian
27
Protestant not born again
25
Roman Catholic
26
Jewish
3
Some other
3
No religion
11
Don't Know
*

D08. What is the last grade or class that you completed in school? (DO NOT READ) (Asked of all registered voters)
9/17/00: All Registered Voters
Net: High school graduate or less
46
Subnet: Less than high school graduate
13
None, or grade 1-8
3
High school incomplete
11
Subnet: High school graduate + (subnet)
32
High school graduate
29
Business, technical/vocational school
4
Net: Some college or more
54
Some college, no 4-year degree
27
Subnet: College graduate or more
27
College graduate
18
Post-graduate training
9
Don't know
*
 
Moral Values Voters
Net: High school graduate or less
42
Subnet: Less than high school graduate
9
None, or grade 1-8
1
High school incomplete
8
Subnet: High school graduate + (subnet)
33
High school graduate
28
Business, technical/vocational school
5
Net: Some college or more
58
Some college, no 4-year degree
32
Subnet: College graduate or more
26
College graduate
17
Post-graduate training
9
Don't know
NA
7/18/00: All Registered Voters
Net: High school graduate or less
45
Subnet: Less than high school graduate
13
None, or grade 1-8
2
High school incomplete
10
Subnet: High school graduate + (subnet)
32
High school graduate
29
Business, technical/vocational school
3
Net: Some college or more
55
Some college, no 4-year degree
30
Subnet: College graduate or more
26
College graduate
16
Post-graduate training
10
Don't know
*
 
Hcare/Medicare Voters
Net: High school graduate or less
50
Subnet: Less than high school graduate
16
None, or grade 1-8
3
High school incomplete
13
Subnet: High school graduate + (subnet)
33
High school graduate
30
Business, technical/vocational school
4
Net: Some college or more
50
Some college, no 4-year degree
27
Subnet: College graduate or more
23
College graduate
13
Post-graduate training
10
Don't know
*
5/22/00: All Registered Voters
Net: High school graduate or less
44
Subnet: Less than high school graduate
11
None, or grade 1-8
2
High school incomplete
9
Subnet: High school graduate + (subnet)
33
High school graduate
28
Business, technical/vocational school
4
Net: Some college or more
56
Some college, no 4-year degree
22
Subnet: College graduate or more
35
College graduate
21
Post-graduate training
14
Don't know
*
 
Education Voters
Net: High school graduate or less
38
Subnet: Less than high school graduate
9
None, or grade 1-8
1
High school incomplete
8
Subnet: High school graduate + (subnet)
28
High school graduate
26
Business, technical/vocational school
2
Net: Some college or more
62
Some college, no 4-year degree
22
Subnet: College graduate or more
40
College graduate
23
Post-graduate training
17
Don't know
NA

D09. What is your age? (Asked of all registered voters)
9/17/00: All Registered Voters
18-29
15
30-49
44
50-64
22
65+
19
 
Moral Values Voters
18-29
14
30-49
47
50-64
21
65+
18
7/18/00: All Registered Voters
18-29
16
30-49
44
50-64
22
65+
18
 
Hcare/Medicare Voters
18-29
9
30-49
37
50-64
25
65+
28
5/22/00: All Registered Voters
18-29
15
30-49
43
50-64
22
65+
20
 
Education Voters
18-29
22
30-49
49
50-64
18
65+
12

D10. Are you, yourself, of Hispanic or Latino background, such as Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban, or other Latin American background? (Asked of all registered voters)
9/17/00: All Registered Voters
Yes
7
No
93
Don't know
NA
 
Moral Values Voters
Yes
5
No
95
Don't know
NA
7/18/00: All Registered Voters
Yes
9
No
91
Don't know
NA
 
Hcare/Medicare Voters
Yes
9
No
91
Don't know
NA
5/22/00: All Registered Voters
Yes
7
No
92
Don't know
*
 
Education Voters
Yes
10
No
90
Don't know
NA

D11. Do you consider yourself to be white, black or African American, Asian American, or some other race? (Asked of all registered voters)
9/17/00: All Registered Voters
White
81
Black or African American
11
Asian American
1
Some other race
6
Don't know
*
 
Moral Values Voters
White
88
Black or African American
6
Asian American
1
Some other race
5
Don't know
*
7/18/00: All Registered Voters
White
82
Black or African American
11
Asian American
1
Some other race
6
Don't know
1
 
Hcare/Medicare Voters
White
82
Black or African American
10
Asian American
*
Some other race
7
Don't know
1
5/22/00: All Registered Voters
White
82
Black or African American
11
Asian American
1
Some other race
6
Don't know
1
 
Education Voters
White
79
Black or African American
12
Asian American
1
Some other race
*
Don't know
*

(Asked of all registered voters - Q.D10/Q.D11)
9/17/00: All Registered Voters
White non-Hispanic
79
Black or African American non-Hispanic
11
Asian American
1
Some other race
2
Net: Hispanic
7
White Hispanic
2
Black Hispanic
*
Hispanic (unspecified)
5
Don't know
*
 
Moral Values Voters
White non-Hispanic
86
Black or African American non-Hispanic
6
Asian American
1
Some other race
3
Net: Hispanic
5
White Hispanic
3
Black Hispanic
*
Hispanic (unspecified)
1
Don't know
*
7/18/00: All Registered Voters
White non-Hispanic
78
Black or African American non-Hispanic
10
Asian American
1
Some other race
2
Net: Hispanic
9
White Hispanic
4
Black Hispanic
1
Hispanic (unspecified)
4
Don't know
*
 
Hcare/Medicare Voters
White non-Hispanic
79
Black or African American non-Hispanic
10
Asian American
*
Some other race
2
Net: Hispanic
9
White Hispanic
3
Black Hispanic
*
Hispanic (unspecified)
5
Don't know
*
5/22/00: All Registered Voters
White non-Hispanic
78
Black or African American non-Hispanic
10
Asian American
1
Some other race
2
Net: Hispanic
7
White Hispanic
3
Black Hispanic
*
Hispanic (unspecified)
4
Don't know
1
 
Education Voters
White non-Hispanic
75
Black or African American non-Hispanic
11
Asian American
1
Some other race
2
Net: Hispanic
10
White Hispanic
4
Black Hispanic
*
Hispanic (unspecified)
6
Don't know
1

D12. (Asked of all registered voters)
9/17/00: All Registered Voters
Net: Less than $50,000
55
Subnet: Less than $30,000
31
Less than $20,000
15
$20,000 but less than $30,000
16
Subnet: $30,000 but less than $50,000
22
$30,000 but less than $40,000
12
$40,000 but less than $50,000
10
Net: $50,000 or more
43
$50,000 but less than $75,000
20
Subnet: $75,000 or more
21
$75,000 but less than $100,000
11
$100,000 or more
11
Don't know
2
 
Moral Values Voters
Net: Less than $50,000
54
Subnet: Less than $30,000
26
Less than $20,000
12
$20,000 but less than $30,000
14
Subnet: $30,000 but less than $50,000
26
$30,000 but less than $40,000
11
$40,000 but less than $50,000
15
Net: $50,000 or more
45
$50,000 but less than $75,000
22
Subnet: $75,000 or more
20
$75,000 but less than $100,000
12
$100,000 or more
8
Don't know
1
7/18/00: All Registered Voters
Net: Less than $50,000
51
Subnet: Less than $30,000
NA
Less than $20,000
13
$20,000 but less than $30,000
13
Subnet: $30,000 but less than $50,000
22
$30,000 but less than $40,000
13
$40,000 but less than $50,000
10
Net: $50,000 or more
42
$50,000 but less than $75,000
18
Subnet: $75,000 or more
22
$75,000 but less than $100,000
12
$100,000 or more
9
Don't know
2
 
Hcare/Medicare Voters
Net: Less than $50,000
57
Subnet: Less than $30,000
NA
Less than $20,000
16
$20,000 but less than $30,000
14
Subnet: $30,000 but less than $50,000
24
$30,000 but less than $40,000
14
$40,000 but less than $50,000
10
Net: $50,000 or more
35
$50,000 but less than $75,000
16
Subnet: $75,000 or more
18
$75,000 but less than $100,000
10
$100,000 or more
7
Don't know
2
5/22/00: All Registered Voters
Net: Less than $50,000
48
Subnet: Less than $30,000
NA
Less than $20,000
12
$20,000 but less than $30,000
13
Subnet: $30,000 but less than $50,000
21
$30,000 but less than $40,000
11
$40,000 but less than $50,000
9
Net: $50,000 or more
50
$50,000 but less than $75,000
23
Subnet: $75,000 or more
24
$75,000 but less than $100,000
12
$100,000 or more
12
Don't know
2
 
Education Voters
Net: Less than $50,000
44
Subnet: Less than $30,000
NA
Less than $20,000
11
$20,000 but less than $30,000
11
Subnet: $30,000 but less than $50,000
19
$30,000 but less than $40,000
10
$40,000 but less than $50,000
9
Net: $50,000 or more
54
$50,000 but less than $75,000
24
Subnet: $75,000 or more
28
$75,000 but less than $100,000
14
$100,000 or more
14
Don't know
1

D13a. May a reporter from The Washington Post call you to talk about some of the things we've been discussing? (Asked of all registered voters)
9/17/00: All Registered Voters
Yes
72
No
28
Don't know
*
 
Moral Values Voters
Yes
76
No
24
Don't know
NA
7/18/00: All Registered Voters
Yes
66
No
33
Don't know
1
 
Hcare/Medicare Voters
Yes
64
No
36
Don't know
1
5/22/00: All Registered Voters
Yes
69
No
30
Don't know
1
 
Education Voters
Yes
69
No
30
Don't know
1

D19. (Recorded of all registered voters) Record Gender
9/17/00: All Registered Voters
Male
48
Female
52
 
Moral Values Voters
Male
47
Female
53
7/18/00: All Registered Voters
Male
48
Female
52
 
Hcare/Medicare Voters
Male
40
Female
60
5/22/00: All Registered Voters
Male
47
Female
53
 
Education Voters
Male
39
Female
61

(Recorded of all registered voters) Region
9/17/00: All Registered Voters
Northeast
19
North Central
23
South
38
West
20
 
Moral Values Voters
Northeast
17
North Central
26
South
39
West
18
7/18/00: All Registered Voters
Northeast
20
North Central
24
South
37
West
19
 
Hcare/Medicare Voters
Northeast
22
North Central
24
South
37
West
17
5/22/00: All Registered Voters
Northeast
19
North Central
23
South
36
West
21
 
Education Voters
Northeast
19
North Central
22
South
34
West
25

(Recorded of all registered voters) Metro Status
9/17/00: All Registered Voters
Urban
51
Suburban
24
Rural
25
 
Moral Values Voters
Urban
45
Suburban
27
Rural
27
7/18/00: All Registered Voters
Urban
49
Suburban
27
Rural
25
 
Hcare/Medicare Voters
Urban
51
Suburban
25
Rural
24
5/22/00: All Registered Voters
Urban
53
Suburban
25
Rural
22
 
Education Voters
Urban
58
Suburban
23
Rural
19

Likelihood to Vote
9/17/00: All Registered Voters
Likely to vote
73
Not likely to vote
27
 
Moral Values Voters
Likely to vote
79
Not likely to vote
21
7/18/00: All Registered Voters
Likely to vote
74
Not likely to vote
26
 
Hcare/Medicare Voters
Likely to vote
72
Not likely to vote
28

Moral Values Voters
9/17/00: All Registered Voters
Moral values voters
17
Not moral values voters
83
 
Moral Values Voters
Moral values voters
100
Not moral values voters
NA

Hard Abortion Voters
9/17/00: All Registered Voters
Hard abortion voters
12
Not hard abortion voters
88
 
Moral Values Voters
Hard abortion voters
22
Not hard abortion voters
78

Moral Values or Hard Abortion Voters
9/17/00: All Registered Voters
Moral values voters
25
Not moral values voters
75
 
Moral Values Voters
Moral values voters
100
Not moral values voters
NA

Moral Traditionalism
9/17/00: All Registered Voters
High
32
Medium
45
Low
23
 
Moral Values Voters
High
55
Medium
36
Low
9

Moral Absolutism
9/17/00: All Registered Voters
High
26
Medium
44
Low
30
 
Moral Values Voters
High
52
Medium
38
Low
10

Equality
9/17/00: All Registered Voters
High
43
Medium
42
Low
15
 
Moral Values Voters
High
28
Medium
44
Low
28

Economic Individualism
9/17/00: All Registered Voters
High
18
Medium
36
Low
47
 
Moral Values Voters
High
32
Medium
37
Low
31

Compassion
9/17/00: All Registered Voters
High
45
Medium
40
Low
15
 
Moral Values Voters
High
53
Medium
34
Low
13

Religion in Public Life
9/17/00: All Registered Voters
High
28
Medium
54
Low
17
 
Moral Values Voters
High
53
Medium
38
Low
9




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