General Social Survey, 1994

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BUSDECID

Select: 1) Government should let businesses decide for themselves how to protect the environment, even if it means that they don't always do the right thing; or 2) Government should pass laws to make businesses protect the environment, even if it interferes with business' right to make their own decisions.
  1) Government should let business decide
  2) Government should pass laws
  8) Can't choose
  9) No answer

Category Frequency Percentage Cumulative Percentage Z-Score
Government should let business decide 127 9.2% 9.2% -.81
Government should pass laws 1047 75.5% 84.7% -.37
Can't choose 175 12.6% 97.3% 2.25
No answer 37 2.7% 100% 2.69

Variable Comparisons


Age (I-AGE)

18-30 years old 31-44 years old 45-59 years old 60-74 years old 75 years and older TOTAL
Government should let business decide 7.7%
21
8.3%
38
9.1%
32
11.6%
23
12.7%
13
9.2%
127
Government should pass laws 74.1%
203
80.8%
370
77.3%
272
69.7%
138
60.8%
62
75.5%
1045
Can't choose 16.4%
45
9.4%
43
9.7%
34
17.2%
34
18.6%
19
12.6%
175
No answer 1.8%
5
1.5%
7
4.0%
14
1.5%
3
7.8%
8
2.7%
37
TOTAL 100.0%
274
100.0%
458
100.0%
352
100.0%
198
100.0%
102

1384


Education (I-EDUC)

Did not complete high school Finished high school Four or less years of college Five or more years of college TOTAL
Government should let business decide 16.0%
36
7.4%
55
8.4%
26
9.8%
10
9.2%
127
Government should pass laws 57.3%
129
77.3%
575
81.6%
253
85.3%
87
75.6%
1044
Can't choose 20.4%
46
12.9%
96
8.7%
27
4.9%
5
12.6%
174
No answer 6.2%
14
2.4%
18
1.3%
4
0.0%
0
2.6%
36
TOTAL 100.0%
225
100.0%
744
100.0%
310
100.0%
102

1381


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Government should let business decide 8.1%
50
10.0%
77
9.2%
127
Government should pass laws 78.8%
486
73.0%
561
75.5%
1047
Can't choose 10.7%
66
14.2%
109
12.6%
175
No answer 2.4%
15
2.9%
22
2.7%
37
TOTAL 100.0%
617
100.0%
769

1386


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Democrat Independent Republican Other party member TOTAL
Government should let business decide 7.6%
38
9.2%
43
11.7%
44
0.0%
0
9.2%
125
Government should pass laws 75.8%
378
74.4%
348
76.1%
286
94.4%
17
75.6%
1029
Can't choose 12.8%
64
14.3%
67
10.4%
39
5.6%
1
12.6%
171
No answer 3.8%
19
2.1%
10
1.9%
7
0.0%
0
2.6%
36
TOTAL 100.0%
499
100.0%
468
100.0%
376
100.0%
18

1361


Race (I-RACE)

White Black Other TOTAL
Government should let business decide 9.4%
107
10.3%
19
1.7%
1
9.2%
127
Government should pass laws 76.6%
876
67.9%
125
78.0%
46
75.5%
1047
Can't choose 11.7%
134
16.3%
30
18.6%
11
12.6%
175
No answer 2.3%
26
5.4%
10
1.7%
1
2.7%
37
TOTAL 100.0%
1143
100.0%
184
100.0%
59

1386


Religion (I-RELIGION)

Protestant Catholic Jewish None Other TOTAL
Government should let business decide 9.8%
80
10.0%
35
2.6%
1
7.2%
9
3.9%
2
9.2%
127
Government should pass laws 74.6%
610
76.1%
267
86.8%
33
72.8%
91
84.3%
43
75.5%
1044
Can't choose 12.2%
100
12.5%
44
7.9%
3
18.4%
23
9.8%
5
12.7%
175
No answer 3.4%
28
1.4%
5
2.6%
1
1.6%
2
2.0%
1
2.7%
37
TOTAL 100.0%
818
100.0%
351
100.0%
38
100.0%
125
100.0%
51

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