General Social Survey 2008 Cross-Section and Panel Combined

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FISHEXP1

Please look at Card I-5. What is the scientist trying to find out from this experiment?
  0) Inapplicable
  1) If the number of fish in the fish bowl affects the behavior of the fish.
  2) If the temperature of the fish bowl affects the behavior of the fish.
  3) If the temperature and the amount of light affect the behavior of the fish.
  4) If the number of fish, the temperature, and the amount of light affect the behavior of the fish.
  8) Don't know
  9) No answer

Category Frequency Percentage Cumulative Percentage Z-Score
Inapplicable 1832 51.5% 51.5% -.67
If the number of fish in the fish bowl affects the behavior of the fish. 687 19.3% 70.8% -.24
If the temperature of the fish bowl affects the behavior of the fish. 123 3.5% 74.2% .2
If the temperature and the amount of light affect the behavior of the fish. 96 2.7% 76.9% .63
If the number of fish, the temperature, and the amount of light affect the behavior of the fish. 580 16.3% 93.2% 1.07
Don't know 204 5.7% 99% 2.8
No answer 37 1% 100% 3.24

Variable Comparisons


Age (I-AGE)

18-29 years old 30-44 years old 45-59 years old 60-74 years old 75 years and older TOTAL
Inapplicable 49.1%
283
52.9%
515
49.6%
500
52.2%
346
54.8%
167
51.3%
1811
If the number of fish in the fish bowl affects the behavior of the fish. 23.3%
134
20.5%
200
21.1%
213
16.4%
109
8.9%
27
19.4%
683
If the temperature of the fish bowl affects the behavior of the fish. 5.7%
33
2.6%
25
3.7%
37
3.0%
20
2.3%
7
3.5%
122
If the temperature and the amount of light affect the behavior of the fish. 3.3%
19
1.8%
18
2.3%
23
3.9%
26
3.3%
10
2.7%
96
If the number of fish, the temperature, and the amount of light affect the behavior of the fish. 14.1%
81
16.5%
161
18.1%
183
16.0%
106
14.8%
45
16.3%
576
Don't know 3.8%
22
4.9%
48
4.5%
45
6.8%
45
13.8%
42
5.7%
202
No answer 0.7%
4
0.7%
7
0.8%
8
1.7%
11
2.3%
7
1.0%
37
TOTAL 100.0%
576
100.0%
974
100.0%
1009
100.0%
663
100.0%
305

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Worship attendance (I-ATTEND)

Never Several times a year or less 1-3 times a month Every week or nearly every week More than once a week TOTAL
Inapplicable 49.5%
366
50.2%
559
53.0%
287
52.3%
447
55.6%
165
51.4%
1824
If the number of fish in the fish bowl affects the behavior of the fish. 19.5%
144
21.0%
234
17.9%
97
19.4%
166
15.5%
46
19.4%
687
If the temperature of the fish bowl affects the behavior of the fish. 3.8%
28
3.3%
37
3.7%
20
3.3%
28
3.0%
9
3.4%
122
If the temperature and the amount of light affect the behavior of the fish. 2.3%
17
3.3%
37
2.6%
14
2.3%
20
2.7%
8
2.7%
96
If the number of fish, the temperature, and the amount of light affect the behavior of the fish. 17.5%
129
16.8%
187
15.1%
82
16.3%
139
14.5%
43
16.4%
580
Don't know 6.2%
46
4.6%
51
6.6%
36
5.5%
47
7.1%
21
5.7%
201
No answer 1.2%
9
0.8%
9
1.1%
6
0.9%
8
1.7%
5
1.0%
37
TOTAL 100.0%
739
100.0%
1114
100.0%
542
100.0%
855
100.0%
297

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Education (I-EDUC)

Left high school High school Junior college Bachelor Graduate TOTAL
Inapplicable 49.4%
238
49.2%
865
51.8%
157
55.8%
365
56.8%
205
51.4%
1830
If the number of fish in the fish bowl affects the behavior of the fish. 7.1%
34
17.0%
299
20.1%
61
29.2%
191
28.3%
102
19.3%
687
If the temperature of the fish bowl affects the behavior of the fish. 5.4%
26
4.3%
76
3.0%
9
1.1%
7
1.4%
5
3.5%
123
If the temperature and the amount of light affect the behavior of the fish. 5.4%
26
3.1%
54
2.3%
7
1.1%
7
0.6%
2
2.7%
96
If the number of fish, the temperature, and the amount of light affect the behavior of the fish. 20.1%
97
19.7%
346
16.8%
51
8.7%
57
8.0%
29
16.3%
580
Don't know 11.6%
56
5.6%
99
4.6%
14
3.4%
22
3.6%
13
5.7%
204
No answer 1.0%
5
1.0%
18
1.3%
4
0.8%
5
1.4%
5
1.0%
37
TOTAL 100.0%
482
100.0%
1757
100.0%
303
100.0%
654
100.0%
361

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Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Inapplicable 49.3%
773
53.2%
1059
51.5%
1832
If the number of fish in the fish bowl affects the behavior of the fish. 22.1%
346
17.1%
341
19.3%
687
If the temperature of the fish bowl affects the behavior of the fish. 3.7%
58
3.3%
65
3.5%
123
If the temperature and the amount of light affect the behavior of the fish. 3.1%
48
2.4%
48
2.7%
96
If the number of fish, the temperature, and the amount of light affect the behavior of the fish. 15.5%
243
16.9%
337
16.3%
580
Don't know 5.4%
84
6.0%
120
5.7%
204
No answer 1.1%
17
1.0%
20
1.0%
37
TOTAL 100.0%
1569
100.0%
1990

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Race (I-RACE)

White Black Other TOTAL
Inapplicable 52.1%
1442
47.0%
231
52.8%
159
51.5%
1832
If the number of fish in the fish bowl affects the behavior of the fish. 21.1%
584
10.8%
53
16.6%
50
19.3%
687
If the temperature of the fish bowl affects the behavior of the fish. 2.9%
79
7.9%
39
1.7%
5
3.5%
123
If the temperature and the amount of light affect the behavior of the fish. 2.5%
68
4.5%
22
2.0%
6
2.7%
96
If the number of fish, the temperature, and the amount of light affect the behavior of the fish. 16.0%
443
18.3%
90
15.6%
47
16.3%
580
Don't know 4.6%
126
10.2%
50
9.3%
28
5.7%
204
No answer 0.9%
25
1.2%
6
2.0%
6
1.0%
37
TOTAL 100.0%
2767
100.0%
491
100.0%
301

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Region (I-REGION)

Northeast Midwest South West TOTAL
Inapplicable 53.5%
325
53.3%
419
48.4%
638
53.0%
449
51.5%
1831
If the number of fish in the fish bowl affects the behavior of the fish. 17.8%
108
19.7%
155
18.2%
240
21.7%
184
19.3%
687
If the temperature of the fish bowl affects the behavior of the fish. 3.5%
21
2.8%
22
4.6%
60
2.4%
20
3.5%
123
If the temperature and the amount of light affect the behavior of the fish. 1.5%
9
2.8%
22
3.6%
47
2.1%
18
2.7%
96
If the number of fish, the temperature, and the amount of light affect the behavior of the fish. 12.5%
76
15.6%
123
19.2%
253
15.1%
128
16.3%
580
Don't know 9.2%
56
4.6%
36
5.4%
71
4.8%
41
5.7%
204
No answer 2.1%
13
1.1%
9
0.6%
8
0.8%
7
1.0%
37
TOTAL 100.0%
608
100.0%
786
100.0%
1317
100.0%
847

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Religion (I-RELIGION)

Protestant Catholic Jewish None Other (specify) TOTAL
Inapplicable 49.6%
903
55.6%
468
51.6%
32
49.8%
290
55.1%
134
51.5%
1827
If the number of fish in the fish bowl affects the behavior of the fish. 19.2%
349
14.7%
124
24.2%
15
25.6%
149
19.3%
47
19.3%
684
If the temperature of the fish bowl affects the behavior of the fish. 3.9%
71
3.3%
28
0.0%
0
3.6%
21
1.2%
3
3.5%
123
If the temperature and the amount of light affect the behavior of the fish. 2.9%
53
2.6%
22
1.6%
1
3.1%
18
0.8%
2
2.7%
96
If the number of fish, the temperature, and the amount of light affect the behavior of the fish. 17.5%
319
15.6%
131
12.9%
8
14.3%
83
15.6%
38
16.3%
579
Don't know 6.2%
112
6.5%
55
6.5%
4
2.9%
17
5.8%
14
5.7%
202
No answer 0.7%
13
1.5%
13
3.2%
2
0.7%
4
2.1%
5
1.0%
37
TOTAL 100.0%
1820
100.0%
841
100.0%
62
100.0%
582
100.0%
243

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Political ideology (I-POLITICS)

Liberal Moderate Conservative TOTAL
Inapplicable 51.9%
499
51.4%
676
50.9%
585
51.4%
1760
If the number of fish in the fish bowl affects the behavior of the fish. 22.5%
216
16.0%
211
22.0%
253
19.8%
680
If the temperature of the fish bowl affects the behavior of the fish. 3.4%
33
4.0%
52
3.0%
35
3.5%
120
If the temperature and the amount of light affect the behavior of the fish. 2.3%
22
2.9%
38
3.1%
36
2.8%
96
If the number of fish, the temperature, and the amount of light affect the behavior of the fish. 13.8%
133
19.2%
253
14.5%
167
16.1%
553
Don't know 5.4%
52
5.6%
73
5.2%
60
5.4%
185
No answer 0.6%
6
0.9%
12
1.2%
14
0.9%
32
TOTAL 100.0%
961
100.0%
1315
100.0%
1150

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