General Social Survey 2010 Cross-Section and Panel Combined

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Scientists predict that global warming may soon have big effects on the polar regions. I will describe some of these possible effects and, for each one, please say whether it would bother you a great deal, some, a little, or not at all if it actually happened. F. Which of these possible effects do you care about most?
  0) Inapplicable
  1) The extinction of the polar bears
  2) The rise in sea level
  3) The threat to the Arctic seals
  4) The threat to the Inuit way of life
  5) The melting of the northern ice cap
  8) Don't know
  9) No answer

Category Frequency Percentage Cumulative Percentage Z-Score
Inapplicable 3454 70.5% 70.5% -.54
The extinction of the polar bears 154 3.1% 73.6% .01
The rise in sea level 613 12.5% 86.1% .56
The threat to the Arctic seals 27 .6% 86.7% 1.1
The threat to the Inuit way of life 186 3.8% 90.5% 1.65
The melting of the northern ice cap 384 7.8% 98.3% 2.2
Don't know 61 1.2% 99.6% 3.84
No answer 22 .4% 100% 4.38

Variable Comparisons


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Inapplicable 71.8%
1529
69.5%
1925
70.5%
3454
The extinction of the polar bears 2.3%
48
3.8%
106
3.1%
154
The rise in sea level 13.4%
285
11.8%
328
12.5%
613
The threat to the Arctic seals 0.5%
10
0.6%
17
0.6%
27
The threat to the Inuit way of life 2.8%
59
4.6%
127
3.8%
186
The melting of the northern ice cap 7.8%
166
7.9%
218
7.8%
384
Don't know 1.3%
27
1.2%
34
1.2%
61
No answer 0.3%
7
0.5%
15
0.4%
22
TOTAL 100.0%
2131
100.0%
2770

4901


Political ideology (I-POLITICS)

Extremely liberal or liberal Slightly liberal Moderate Slightly conservative Extremely conservative or conservative TOTAL
Inapplicable 70.5%
542
71.9%
425
69.7%
1217
73.4%
497
68.6%
665
70.4%
3346
The extinction of the polar bears 4.3%
33
2.4%
14
3.7%
64
1.8%
12
3.0%
29
3.2%
152
The rise in sea level 12.2%
94
12.4%
73
12.7%
222
12.6%
85
13.0%
126
12.6%
600
The threat to the Arctic seals 0.3%
2
0.2%
1
0.6%
11
0.9%
6
0.5%
5
0.5%
25
The threat to the Inuit way of life 3.3%
25
4.2%
25
3.3%
58
3.2%
22
4.9%
47
3.7%
177
The melting of the northern ice cap 7.4%
57
8.0%
47
8.4%
147
6.9%
47
8.0%
78
7.9%
376
Don't know 1.3%
10
1.0%
6
1.3%
22
0.7%
5
1.3%
13
1.2%
56
No answer 0.8%
6
0.0%
0
0.3%
5
0.4%
3
0.6%
6
0.4%
20
TOTAL 100.0%
769
100.0%
591
100.0%
1746
100.0%
677
100.0%
969

4752


Age (I-AGE)

18 to 29 years old 30 to 44 years old 45 to 59 years old 60 to 74 years old 75 years or older TOTAL
Inapplicable 69.4%
509
68.8%
898
69.6%
1003
74.4%
693
69.9%
311
70.3%
3414
The extinction of the polar bears 3.4%
25
3.9%
51
3.1%
45
2.6%
24
1.8%
8
3.2%
153
The rise in sea level 15.6%
114
13.3%
174
12.6%
181
10.3%
96
10.6%
47
12.6%
612
The threat to the Arctic seals 0.8%
6
0.4%
5
0.6%
9
0.4%
4
0.4%
2
0.5%
26
The threat to the Inuit way of life 3.1%
23
3.7%
48
3.8%
55
3.8%
35
5.4%
24
3.8%
185
The melting of the northern ice cap 6.7%
49
8.7%
113
8.5%
123
6.9%
64
7.9%
35
7.9%
384
Don't know 0.7%
5
1.1%
15
1.1%
16
1.2%
11
3.1%
14
1.3%
61
No answer 0.3%
2
0.2%
2
0.6%
9
0.5%
5
0.9%
4
0.5%
22
TOTAL 100.0%
733
100.0%
1306
100.0%
1441
100.0%
932
100.0%
445

4857


Region (I-REGION)

Northeast Midwest South West TOTAL
Inapplicable 72.9%
596
70.4%
812
70.2%
1313
69.2%
733
70.5%
3454
The extinction of the polar bears 3.2%
26
3.6%
42
2.7%
50
3.4%
36
3.1%
154
The rise in sea level 11.9%
97
11.3%
130
13.3%
248
13.0%
138
12.5%
613
The threat to the Arctic seals 0.7%
6
0.5%
6
0.3%
5
0.9%
10
0.6%
27
The threat to the Inuit way of life 2.4%
20
4.8%
55
4.1%
76
3.3%
35
3.8%
186
The melting of the northern ice cap 6.5%
53
8.4%
97
7.6%
142
8.6%
91
7.8%
383
Don't know 2.0%
16
0.6%
7
1.5%
28
0.9%
10
1.2%
61
No answer 0.5%
4
0.3%
4
0.4%
8
0.6%
6
0.4%
22
TOTAL 100.0%
818
100.0%
1153
100.0%
1870
100.0%
1059

4900


Religion (I-RELIGION)

Protestant Catholic Jewish None Other TOTAL
Inapplicable 69.8%
1720
73.0%
812
70.0%
63
69.9%
580
68.0%
251
70.4%
3426
The extinction of the polar bears 3.2%
79
3.0%
33
1.1%
1
3.0%
25
4.3%
16
3.2%
154
The rise in sea level 12.4%
305
11.8%
131
17.8%
16
12.7%
105
14.6%
54
12.6%
611
The threat to the Arctic seals 0.4%
10
0.6%
7
1.1%
1
0.8%
7
0.5%
2
0.6%
27
The threat to the Inuit way of life 4.8%
119
3.0%
33
1.1%
1
2.8%
23
2.2%
8
3.8%
184
The melting of the northern ice cap 7.7%
189
7.1%
79
5.6%
5
9.5%
79
8.4%
31
7.9%
383
Don't know 1.3%
31
1.4%
16
1.1%
1
0.8%
7
1.6%
6
1.3%
61
No answer 0.5%
12
0.2%
2
2.2%
2
0.5%
4
0.3%
1
0.4%
21
TOTAL 100.0%
2465
100.0%
1113
100.0%
90
100.0%
830
100.0%
369

4867


Race (I-RACE)

White Black Other TOTAL
Inapplicable 70.4%
2657
73.1%
525
66.8%
272
70.5%
3454
The extinction of the polar bears 3.3%
123
2.1%
15
3.9%
16
3.1%
154
The rise in sea level 12.4%
469
11.4%
82
15.2%
62
12.5%
613
The threat to the Arctic seals 0.6%
24
0.1%
1
0.5%
2
0.6%
27
The threat to the Inuit way of life 3.7%
140
4.5%
32
3.4%
14
3.8%
186
The melting of the northern ice cap 8.3%
313
5.6%
40
7.6%
31
7.8%
384
Don't know 0.9%
34
2.6%
19
2.0%
8
1.2%
61
No answer 0.4%
16
0.6%
4
0.5%
2
0.4%
22
TOTAL 100.0%
3776
100.0%
718
100.0%
407

4901


Worship attendance (I-ATTEND)

Less than once a year Once a year Several times a year One to three times a month Nearly every week Once a week or more TOTAL
Inapplicable 71.1%
1015
70.6%
457
69.9%
362
68.2%
519
74.9%
155
70.7%
667
70.5%
3175
The extinction of the polar bears 3.1%
44
4.0%
26
3.3%
17
3.3%
25
1.9%
4
3.4%
32
3.3%
148
The rise in sea level 11.8%
169
11.9%
77
13.7%
71
14.7%
112
10.1%
21
12.3%
116
12.6%
566
The threat to the Arctic seals 0.8%
11
0.6%
4
0.4%
2
0.4%
3
1.0%
2
0.3%
3
0.6%
25
The threat to the Inuit way of life 3.1%
44
3.6%
23
3.1%
16
4.7%
36
2.4%
5
4.1%
39
3.6%
163
The melting of the northern ice cap 8.8%
125
7.7%
50
8.3%
43
6.4%
49
9.2%
19
7.2%
68
7.9%
354
Don't know 1.2%
17
1.2%
8
0.8%
4
1.8%
14
0.5%
1
1.3%
12
1.2%
56
No answer 0.2%
3
0.3%
2
0.6%
3
0.4%
3
0.0%
0
0.6%
6
0.4%
17
TOTAL 100.0%
1428
100.0%
647
100.0%
518
100.0%
761
100.0%
207
100.0%
943

4504

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