General Social Survey, 2006

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Some people think that Antarctica should be reserved primarily for scientific purposes. Others think it should be open for tourism, fishing, exploration for oil, and other commercial purposes. Which statement best describes your view on this issue?
  1) I strongly support reserving Antarctica for scientific purposes.
  2) I somewhat support reserving Antarctica for scientific purposes.
  3) I don't lean one way or the other on this issue.
  4) I somewhat support opening Antarctica to other purposes.
  5) I strongly support opening Antarctica to other purposes
  8) Don't know
  9) No answer

Category Frequency Percentage Cumulative Percentage Z-Score
I strongly support reserving Antarctica for scientific purposes. 436 23.4% 23.4% -1.13
I somewhat support reserving Antarctica for scientific purposes. 435 23.3% 46.7% -.46
I don't lean one way or the other on this issue. 597 32% 78.8% .21
I somewhat support opening Antarctica to other purposes. 252 13.5% 92.3% .88
I strongly support opening Antarctica to other purposes 83 4.5% 96.7% 1.55
Don't know 59 3.2% 99.9% 3.57
No answer 2 .1% 100% 4.24

Variable Comparisons


Age (I-AGE)

18-29 years old 30-44 years old 45-59 years old 60-74 years old 75 years and older TOTAL
I strongly support reserving Antarctica for scientific purposes. 20.6%
69
24.4%
133
22.6%
121
25.4%
74
23.5%
36
23.3%
433
I somewhat support reserving Antarctica for scientific purposes. 25.4%
85
22.2%
121
26.0%
139
19.2%
56
22.2%
34
23.4%
435
I don't lean one way or the other on this issue. 33.7%
113
34.7%
189
28.4%
152
33.0%
96
29.4%
45
32.0%
595
I somewhat support opening Antarctica to other purposes. 13.1%
44
12.3%
67
15.9%
85
13.1%
38
11.8%
18
13.6%
252
I strongly support opening Antarctica to other purposes 4.5%
15
3.7%
20
4.5%
24
5.5%
16
5.2%
8
4.5%
83
Don't know 2.7%
9
2.6%
14
2.4%
13
3.8%
11
7.8%
12
3.2%
59
No answer 0.0%
0
0.2%
1
0.2%
1
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.1%
2
TOTAL 100.0%
335
100.0%
545
100.0%
535
100.0%
291
100.0%
153

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Worship attendance (I-ATTEND)

Less than once a year About once or twice a year Several times a year 1-3 times a month Nearly every week Weekly or more TOTAL
I strongly support reserving Antarctica for scientific purposes. 25.5%
146
24.0%
58
26.9%
57
25.0%
62
20.4%
20
18.7%
91
23.4%
434
I somewhat support reserving Antarctica for scientific purposes. 25.2%
144
22.7%
55
25.0%
53
23.8%
59
19.4%
19
21.2%
103
23.3%
433
I don't lean one way or the other on this issue. 30.2%
173
33.5%
81
30.2%
64
34.7%
86
36.7%
36
32.1%
156
32.1%
596
I somewhat support opening Antarctica to other purposes. 11.5%
66
14.0%
34
12.3%
26
11.7%
29
15.3%
15
16.9%
82
13.6%
252
I strongly support opening Antarctica to other purposes 3.8%
22
2.9%
7
1.9%
4
2.4%
6
8.2%
8
7.4%
36
4.5%
83
Don't know 3.7%
21
2.9%
7
3.3%
7
2.0%
5
0.0%
0
3.7%
18
3.1%
58
No answer 0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.5%
1
0.4%
1
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.1%
2
TOTAL 100.0%
572
100.0%
242
100.0%
212
100.0%
248
100.0%
98
100.0%
486

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Education (I-EDUC)

Less than high school High school Associate/Junior college Bachelor's Graduate TOTAL
I strongly support reserving Antarctica for scientific purposes. 19.4%
44
21.8%
205
21.7%
38
24.3%
84
36.9%
65
23.4%
436
I somewhat support reserving Antarctica for scientific purposes. 14.5%
33
22.2%
209
29.1%
51
26.3%
91
29.0%
51
23.3%
435
I don't lean one way or the other on this issue. 37.9%
86
33.8%
318
33.1%
58
29.8%
103
18.2%
32
32.0%
597
I somewhat support opening Antarctica to other purposes. 12.8%
29
14.3%
134
9.1%
16
14.5%
50
13.1%
23
13.5%
252
I strongly support opening Antarctica to other purposes 7.9%
18
4.6%
43
3.4%
6
3.5%
12
2.3%
4
4.5%
83
Don't know 7.5%
17
3.3%
31
3.4%
6
1.2%
4
0.6%
1
3.2%
59
No answer 0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.6%
2
0.0%
0
0.1%
2
TOTAL 100.0%
227
100.0%
940
100.0%
175
100.0%
346
100.0%
176

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Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
I strongly support reserving Antarctica for scientific purposes. 24.0%
193
22.9%
243
23.4%
436
I somewhat support reserving Antarctica for scientific purposes. 27.0%
217
20.6%
218
23.3%
435
I don't lean one way or the other on this issue. 25.6%
206
36.9%
391
32.0%
597
I somewhat support opening Antarctica to other purposes. 15.4%
124
12.1%
128
13.5%
252
I strongly support opening Antarctica to other purposes 5.1%
41
4.0%
42
4.5%
83
Don't know 2.7%
22
3.5%
37
3.2%
59
No answer 0.1%
1
0.1%
1
0.1%
2
TOTAL 100.0%
804
100.0%
1060

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Religion (I-RELIGION)

Protestant Catholic Jewish None Other TOTAL
I strongly support reserving Antarctica for scientific purposes. 19.7%
197
23.1%
93
41.0%
16
28.3%
92
38.2%
34
23.3%
432
I somewhat support reserving Antarctica for scientific purposes. 23.2%
232
22.6%
91
12.8%
5
26.5%
86
22.5%
20
23.4%
434
I don't lean one way or the other on this issue. 34.0%
341
34.5%
139
30.8%
12
27.1%
88
18.0%
16
32.1%
596
I somewhat support opening Antarctica to other purposes. 14.2%
142
14.6%
59
10.3%
4
10.8%
35
13.5%
12
13.6%
252
I strongly support opening Antarctica to other purposes 5.3%
53
3.5%
14
0.0%
0
4.3%
14
2.2%
2
4.5%
83
Don't know 3.6%
36
1.7%
7
5.1%
2
3.1%
10
4.5%
4
3.2%
59
No answer 0.1%
1
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
1.1%
1
0.1%
2
TOTAL 100.0%
1002
100.0%
403
100.0%
39
100.0%
325
100.0%
89

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Region (I-REGION)

Northeast Midwest South West TOTAL
I strongly support reserving Antarctica for scientific purposes. 21.1%
68
24.8%
109
21.0%
147
27.8%
112
23.4%
436
I somewhat support reserving Antarctica for scientific purposes. 18.9%
61
22.6%
99
24.4%
171
25.8%
104
23.3%
435
I don't lean one way or the other on this issue. 36.0%
116
34.9%
153
30.3%
212
28.8%
116
32.0%
597
I somewhat support opening Antarctica to other purposes. 13.4%
43
11.4%
50
15.0%
105
13.4%
54
13.5%
252
I strongly support opening Antarctica to other purposes 5.3%
17
4.1%
18
5.3%
37
2.7%
11
4.5%
83
Don't know 4.7%
15
2.3%
10
4.0%
28
1.5%
6
3.2%
59
No answer 0.6%
2
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.1%
2
TOTAL 100.0%
322
100.0%
439
100.0%
700
100.0%
403

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Race (I-RACE)

White Black Other TOTAL
I strongly support reserving Antarctica for scientific purposes. 23.6%
334
20.2%
56
26.6%
46
23.4%
436
I somewhat support reserving Antarctica for scientific purposes. 25.2%
356
14.4%
40
22.5%
39
23.3%
435
I don't lean one way or the other on this issue. 30.6%
433
39.7%
110
31.2%
54
32.0%
597
I somewhat support opening Antarctica to other purposes. 14.5%
205
12.3%
34
7.5%
13
13.5%
252
I strongly support opening Antarctica to other purposes 4.1%
58
5.8%
16
5.2%
9
4.5%
83
Don't know 2.0%
28
6.9%
19
6.9%
12
3.2%
59
No answer 0.0%
0
0.7%
2
0.0%
0
0.1%
2
TOTAL 100.0%
1414
100.0%
277
100.0%
173

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