General Social Survey 2012 Cross-Section and Panel Combined

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SCIENTAL

Now I'd like to read you some statements about scientists. Please tell me if you agree or disagree with each one. If you feel especially strongly about a statement, please say that you strongly agree or strongly disagree. Okay? A. A scientist usually works alone
  0) Inapplicable
  1) Strongly agree
  2) Agree
  3) Disagree
  4) Strongly disagree
  8) Don't know
  9) No answer

Category Frequency Percentage Cumulative Percentage Z-Score
Inapplicable 3668 76.1% 76.1% -.5
Strongly agree 31 .6% 76.7% .15
Agree 209 4.3% 81.1% .8
Disagree 720 14.9% 96% 1.45
Strongly disagree 115 2.4% 98.4% 2.11
Don't know 72 1.5% 99.9% 4.71
No answer 5 .1% 100% 5.36

Variable Comparisons


Age (I-AGE)

18-29 30-44 45-59 60-74 75 or older TOTAL
Inapplicable 77.4%
517
77.2%
1018
74.6%
1006
75.6%
770
76.4%
318
76.1%
3629
Strongly agree 0.3%
2
0.6%
8
0.8%
11
0.5%
5
1.0%
4
0.6%
30
Agree 3.6%
24
3.1%
41
5.7%
77
4.4%
45
5.0%
21
4.4%
208
Disagree 15.3%
102
15.3%
201
14.6%
197
15.9%
162
12.3%
51
15.0%
713
Strongly disagree 3.0%
20
2.7%
35
2.5%
34
2.0%
20
1.2%
5
2.4%
114
Don't know 0.4%
3
1.1%
14
1.7%
23
1.5%
15
3.6%
15
1.5%
70
No answer 0.0%
0
0.1%
1
0.1%
1
0.1%
1
0.5%
2
0.1%
5
TOTAL 100.0%
668
100.0%
1318
100.0%
1349
100.0%
1018
100.0%
416

4769


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 Every week or more TOTAL
Inapplicable 77.0%
1184
76.3%
488
76.6%
360
72.7%
499
78.1%
153
76.1%
970
76.1%
3654
Strongly agree 0.5%
8
0.3%
2
0.6%
3
1.0%
7
0.5%
1
0.8%
10
0.6%
31
Agree 4.2%
65
4.4%
28
3.6%
17
4.7%
32
3.6%
7
4.6%
58
4.3%
207
Disagree 14.4%
221
14.8%
95
15.3%
72
17.3%
119
13.8%
27
14.6%
186
15.0%
720
Strongly disagree 2.3%
36
3.1%
20
2.6%
12
2.8%
19
2.6%
5
1.8%
23
2.4%
115
Don't know 1.5%
23
1.1%
7
1.1%
5
1.3%
9
1.0%
2
2.0%
25
1.5%
71
No answer 0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.2%
1
0.1%
1
0.5%
1
0.2%
2
0.1%
5
TOTAL 100.0%
1537
100.0%
640
100.0%
470
100.0%
686
100.0%
196
100.0%
1274

4803


Political ideology (I-POLITICS)

Extremely liberal or liberal Slightly liberal Moderate Slightly conservative Extremely conservative or conservative TOTAL
Inapplicable 76.8%
597
75.0%
390
77.2%
1354
74.3%
501
75.8%
693
76.2%
3535
Strongly agree 0.4%
3
1.0%
5
0.7%
13
0.9%
6
0.4%
4
0.7%
31
Agree 4.0%
31
4.0%
21
5.1%
90
3.0%
20
4.4%
40
4.4%
202
Disagree 15.8%
123
16.3%
85
12.8%
225
18.7%
126
15.0%
137
15.0%
696
Strongly disagree 2.7%
21
3.1%
16
2.5%
43
1.9%
13
2.3%
21
2.5%
114
Don't know 0.3%
2
0.6%
3
1.7%
29
1.2%
8
2.0%
18
1.3%
60
No answer 0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.1%
1
0.0%
0
0.1%
1
0.0%
2
TOTAL 100.0%
777
100.0%
520
100.0%
1755
100.0%
674
100.0%
914

4640


Race (I-RACE)

White Black Other TOTAL
Inapplicable 76.2%
2818
76.0%
549
75.6%
301
76.1%
3668
Strongly agree 0.4%
16
0.8%
6
2.3%
9
0.6%
31
Agree 4.1%
150
5.7%
41
4.5%
18
4.3%
209
Disagree 14.9%
552
14.5%
105
15.8%
63
14.9%
720
Strongly disagree 2.7%
99
2.1%
15
0.3%
1
2.4%
115
Don't know 1.6%
60
0.8%
6
1.5%
6
1.5%
72
No answer 0.1%
5
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.1%
5
TOTAL 100.0%
3700
100.0%
722
100.0%
398

4820


Religion (I-RELIGION)

Protestant Catholic Jewish None Other TOTAL
Inapplicable 75.5%
1783
75.6%
793
79.1%
68
78.5%
726
73.8%
282
76.0%
3652
Strongly agree 0.7%
16
0.7%
7
0.0%
0
0.4%
4
1.0%
4
0.6%
31
Agree 4.8%
113
4.7%
49
1.2%
1
3.4%
31
3.9%
15
4.4%
209
Disagree 14.8%
350
15.4%
162
16.3%
14
13.9%
129
16.8%
64
15.0%
719
Strongly disagree 2.2%
52
2.1%
22
2.3%
2
3.0%
28
2.9%
11
2.4%
115
Don't know 1.9%
44
1.3%
14
1.2%
1
0.8%
7
1.6%
6
1.5%
72
No answer 0.1%
3
0.2%
2
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.1%
5
TOTAL 100.0%
2361
100.0%
1049
100.0%
86
100.0%
925
100.0%
382

4803


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Inapplicable 75.6%
1611
76.5%
2057
76.1%
3668
Strongly agree 0.8%
18
0.5%
13
0.6%
31
Agree 4.1%
88
4.5%
121
4.3%
209
Disagree 15.3%
327
14.6%
393
14.9%
720
Strongly disagree 2.9%
61
2.0%
54
2.4%
115
Don't know 1.2%
25
1.7%
47
1.5%
72
No answer 0.1%
2
0.1%
3
0.1%
5
TOTAL 100.0%
2132
100.0%
2688

4820

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