General Social Survey 2012 Cross-Section and Panel Combined

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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? K. A job as a scientist would be boring
  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% -.51
Strongly agree 21 .4% 76.5% .16
Agree 166 3.4% 80% .82
Disagree 774 16.1% 96% 1.48
Strongly disagree 129 2.7% 98.7% 2.15
Don't know 58 1.2% 99.9% 4.8
No answer 4 .1% 100% 5.47

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 0.6%
4
0.2%
3
0.7%
9
0.3%
3
0.5%
2
0.4%
21
Agree 3.0%
20
2.6%
34
4.1%
55
3.6%
37
4.6%
19
3.5%
165
Disagree 13.8%
92
16.2%
213
16.6%
224
17.9%
182
13.5%
56
16.1%
767
Strongly disagree 4.5%
30
2.9%
38
2.5%
34
1.6%
16
2.2%
9
2.7%
127
Don't know 0.7%
5
0.8%
11
1.5%
20
0.9%
9
2.6%
11
1.2%
56
No answer 0.0%
0
0.1%
1
0.1%
1
0.1%
1
0.2%
1
0.1%
4
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%
7
0.5%
3
0.0%
0
0.7%
5
0.5%
1
0.4%
5
0.4%
21
Agree 4.2%
64
2.8%
18
2.6%
12
3.4%
23
3.1%
6
3.3%
42
3.4%
165
Disagree 14.8%
227
17.5%
112
15.5%
73
17.9%
123
11.7%
23
16.9%
215
16.1%
773
Strongly disagree 2.5%
39
2.3%
15
3.8%
18
3.5%
24
4.6%
9
1.9%
24
2.7%
129
Don't know 1.0%
16
0.6%
4
1.3%
6
1.6%
11
1.5%
3
1.3%
17
1.2%
57
No answer 0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.2%
1
0.1%
1
0.5%
1
0.1%
1
0.1%
4
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
0.4%
2
0.5%
9
0.1%
1
0.5%
5
0.4%
20
Agree 2.2%
17
3.5%
18
3.4%
60
4.3%
29
3.6%
33
3.4%
157
Disagree 15.4%
120
17.9%
93
15.2%
267
17.8%
120
16.4%
150
16.2%
750
Strongly disagree 4.1%
32
2.9%
15
2.5%
43
2.5%
17
2.2%
20
2.7%
127
Don't know 1.0%
8
0.4%
2
1.2%
21
0.9%
6
1.4%
13
1.1%
50
No answer 0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.1%
1
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
1
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%
15
0.4%
3
0.8%
3
0.4%
21
Agree 3.5%
129
3.3%
24
3.3%
13
3.4%
166
Disagree 15.8%
583
17.0%
123
17.1%
68
16.1%
774
Strongly disagree 2.8%
104
2.4%
17
2.0%
8
2.7%
129
Don't know 1.3%
47
0.8%
6
1.3%
5
1.2%
58
No answer 0.1%
4
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.1%
4
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 0.6%
13
0.4%
4
0.0%
0
0.4%
4
0.0%
0
0.4%
21
Agree 3.6%
86
3.6%
38
0.0%
0
3.1%
29
3.4%
13
3.5%
166
Disagree 16.9%
398
16.0%
168
17.4%
15
14.1%
130
16.2%
62
16.1%
773
Strongly disagree 2.2%
53
2.3%
24
2.3%
2
3.2%
30
5.2%
20
2.7%
129
Don't know 1.1%
25
2.0%
21
1.2%
1
0.6%
6
1.3%
5
1.2%
58
No answer 0.1%
3
0.1%
1
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.1%
4
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 0.5%
11
0.4%
10
0.4%
21
Agree 3.5%
74
3.4%
92
3.4%
166
Disagree 16.9%
361
15.4%
413
16.1%
774
Strongly disagree 2.6%
55
2.8%
74
2.7%
129
Don't know 0.9%
19
1.5%
39
1.2%
58
No answer 0.0%
1
0.1%
3
0.1%
4
TOTAL 100.0%
2132
100.0%
2688

4820

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