General Social Survey 2012 Cross-Section and Panel Combined

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SCIENTGO

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? C. Scientific researchers are dedicated people who work for the good of humanity
  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% -.45
Strongly agree 226 4.7% 80.8% .43
Agree 789 16.4% 97.2% 1.31
Disagree 81 1.7% 98.8% 2.19
Strongly disagree 7 .1% 99% 3.07
Don't know 43 .9% 99.9% 6.6
No answer 6 .1% 100% 7.48

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 4.8%
32
4.3%
57
5.2%
70
4.2%
43
4.8%
20
4.7%
222
Agree 15.6%
104
15.9%
210
16.9%
228
17.2%
175
15.9%
66
16.4%
783
Disagree 1.3%
9
1.5%
20
1.9%
26
1.9%
19
1.4%
6
1.7%
80
Strongly disagree 0.1%
1
0.1%
1
0.1%
2
0.3%
3
0.0%
0
0.1%
7
Don't know 0.7%
5
0.8%
11
1.0%
14
0.7%
7
1.2%
5
0.9%
42
No answer 0.0%
0
0.1%
1
0.2%
3
0.1%
1
0.2%
1
0.1%
6
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 4.2%
65
4.7%
30
4.7%
22
6.0%
41
4.1%
8
4.7%
60
4.7%
226
Agree 15.6%
240
17.3%
111
15.5%
73
19.0%
130
13.3%
26
16.2%
207
16.4%
787
Disagree 2.3%
36
0.9%
6
1.9%
9
1.0%
7
2.6%
5
1.4%
18
1.7%
81
Strongly disagree 0.2%
3
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.5%
1
0.2%
3
0.1%
7
Don't know 0.5%
8
0.6%
4
1.1%
5
1.2%
8
1.0%
2
1.2%
15
0.9%
42
No answer 0.1%
1
0.2%
1
0.2%
1
0.1%
1
0.5%
1
0.1%
1
0.1%
6
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 5.0%
39
6.0%
31
4.4%
78
5.5%
37
3.7%
34
4.7%
219
Agree 15.8%
123
16.9%
88
15.4%
271
18.0%
121
17.4%
159
16.4%
762
Disagree 1.4%
11
1.7%
9
1.8%
32
1.5%
10
1.9%
17
1.7%
79
Strongly disagree 0.4%
3
0.0%
0
0.1%
1
0.3%
2
0.1%
1
0.2%
7
Don't know 0.4%
3
0.4%
2
1.0%
18
0.4%
3
1.1%
10
0.8%
36
No answer 0.1%
1
0.0%
0
0.1%
1
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
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 4.1%
152
6.1%
44
7.5%
30
4.7%
226
Agree 16.6%
615
15.9%
115
14.8%
59
16.4%
789
Disagree 1.8%
66
1.5%
11
1.0%
4
1.7%
81
Strongly disagree 0.2%
6
0.1%
1
0.0%
0
0.1%
7
Don't know 1.0%
38
0.3%
2
0.8%
3
0.9%
43
No answer 0.1%
5
0.0%
0
0.3%
1
0.1%
6
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 4.6%
108
4.4%
46
3.5%
3
4.1%
38
8.1%
31
4.7%
226
Agree 17.3%
408
16.8%
176
16.3%
14
14.5%
134
14.7%
56
16.4%
788
Disagree 1.5%
35
1.6%
17
1.2%
1
2.3%
21
1.8%
7
1.7%
81
Strongly disagree 0.2%
4
0.2%
2
0.0%
0
0.1%
1
0.0%
0
0.1%
7
Don't know 0.8%
20
1.2%
13
0.0%
0
0.4%
4
1.6%
6
0.9%
43
No answer 0.1%
3
0.2%
2
0.0%
0
0.1%
1
0.0%
0
0.1%
6
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 4.6%
98
4.8%
128
4.7%
226
Agree 16.8%
358
16.0%
431
16.4%
789
Disagree 2.3%
49
1.2%
32
1.7%
81
Strongly disagree 0.1%
2
0.2%
5
0.1%
7
Don't know 0.6%
12
1.2%
31
0.9%
43
No answer 0.1%
2
0.1%
4
0.1%
6
TOTAL 100.0%
2132
100.0%
2688

4820

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