General Social Survey Panel Data (2006 Sample)

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CAREMO_1

Scientists predict that global warming may soon have big effects on the polar regions. I will describe some of these possible effects and, for each one, please say whether it would bother you a great deal, some, a little, or not at all if it actually happened. F. Which of these possible effects do you care about most? (CAREMOST_1)
  0) Inapplicable
  1) The extinction of the polar bears
  2) The rise in sea level
  3) The threat to the Arctic seals
  4) The threat to the Inuit way of life
  5) The melting of the northern ice cap
  8) Don't know
  9) No answer

Category Frequency Percentage Cumulative Percentage Z-Score
Inapplicable 754 37.7% 37.7% -.98
The extinction of the polar bears 110 5.5% 43.2% -.5
The rise in sea level 540 27% 70.2% -.02
The threat to the Arctic seals 16 .8% 71% .45
The threat to the Inuit way of life 163 8.2% 79.2% .93
The melting of the northern ice cap 375 18.8% 97.9% 1.41
Don't know 39 2% 99.9% 2.85
No answer 3 .2% 100% 3.33

Variable Comparisons


Age (I-AGE)

Under 30 years old 30 to 44 years old 45 to 59 years old 60 to 74 years old 75 years or older TOTAL
Inapplicable 34.9%
121
40.4%
245
35.4%
199
41.4%
133
34.0%
53
37.7%
751
The extinction of the polar bears 4.6%
16
7.1%
43
5.5%
31
4.0%
13
3.8%
6
5.5%
109
The rise in sea level 28.0%
97
29.9%
181
26.2%
147
23.1%
74
25.0%
39
27.0%
538
The threat to the Arctic seals 0.3%
1
0.7%
4
0.5%
3
1.2%
4
2.6%
4
0.8%
16
The threat to the Inuit way of life 8.9%
31
6.6%
40
8.7%
49
9.3%
30
8.3%
13
8.2%
163
The melting of the northern ice cap 22.2%
77
14.9%
90
21.0%
118
18.1%
58
19.2%
30
18.7%
373
Don't know 1.2%
4
0.5%
3
2.3%
13
2.5%
8
7.1%
11
2.0%
39
No answer 0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.4%
2
0.3%
1
0.0%
0
0.2%
3
TOTAL 100.0%
347
100.0%
606
100.0%
562
100.0%
321
100.0%
156

1992


Education (I-EDUC)

High school or less Associate/Junior college Bachelor's Graduate TOTAL
Inapplicable 39.6%
511
32.0%
55
34.6%
122
35.7%
66
37.7%
754
The extinction of the polar bears 6.0%
78
5.2%
9
4.2%
15
4.3%
8
5.5%
110
The rise in sea level 23.7%
306
33.7%
58
31.4%
111
35.1%
65
27.0%
540
The threat to the Arctic seals 0.9%
12
1.7%
3
0.3%
1
0.0%
0
0.8%
16
The threat to the Inuit way of life 8.9%
115
7.6%
13
7.6%
27
4.3%
8
8.2%
163
The melting of the northern ice cap 18.2%
235
18.6%
32
20.1%
71
20.0%
37
18.8%
375
Don't know 2.6%
33
0.6%
1
1.4%
5
0.0%
0
2.0%
39
No answer 0.0%
0
0.6%
1
0.3%
1
0.5%
1
0.2%
3
TOTAL 100.0%
1290
100.0%
172
100.0%
353
100.0%
185

2000


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Inapplicable 38.6%
330
37.0%
424
37.7%
754
The extinction of the polar bears 3.6%
31
6.9%
79
5.5%
110
The rise in sea level 27.2%
232
26.9%
308
27.0%
540
The threat to the Arctic seals 0.7%
6
0.9%
10
0.8%
16
The threat to the Inuit way of life 6.0%
51
9.8%
112
8.2%
163
The melting of the northern ice cap 21.8%
186
16.5%
189
18.8%
375
Don't know 1.9%
16
2.0%
23
2.0%
39
No answer 0.2%
2
0.1%
1
0.2%
3
TOTAL 100.0%
854
100.0%
1146

2000


Religion (I-RELIGION)

Protestant Catholic Jewish None Other TOTAL
Inapplicable 35.7%
366
44.4%
225
28.1%
9
33.7%
109
39.6%
40
37.7%
749
The extinction of the polar bears 4.4%
45
7.1%
36
6.3%
2
6.8%
22
5.0%
5
5.5%
110
The rise in sea level 28.0%
287
20.7%
105
46.9%
15
31.6%
102
27.7%
28
27.0%
537
The threat to the Arctic seals 0.6%
6
1.6%
8
3.1%
1
0.0%
0
1.0%
1
0.8%
16
The threat to the Inuit way of life 10.6%
109
6.7%
34
3.1%
1
3.7%
12
6.9%
7
8.2%
163
The melting of the northern ice cap 18.5%
190
18.3%
93
12.5%
4
20.7%
67
18.8%
19
18.8%
373
Don't know 2.0%
21
1.2%
6
0.0%
0
3.4%
11
1.0%
1
2.0%
39
No answer 0.2%
2
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.1%
2
TOTAL 100.0%
1026
100.0%
507
100.0%
32
100.0%
323
100.0%
101

1989


Political ideology (I-POLITICS)

Extremely liberal or liberal Slightly liberal Moderate Slightly conservative Conservative Extremely conservative TOTAL
Inapplicable 35.1%
104
38.8%
92
39.3%
287
34.3%
97
37.4%
116
39.2%
29
37.5%
725
The extinction of the polar bears 6.4%
19
5.1%
12
6.2%
45
4.2%
12
4.5%
14
6.8%
5
5.5%
107
The rise in sea level 28.4%
84
30.4%
72
25.3%
185
28.6%
81
28.1%
87
25.7%
19
27.3%
528
The threat to the Arctic seals 0.7%
2
0.4%
1
1.0%
7
0.4%
1
1.0%
3
2.7%
2
0.8%
16
The threat to the Inuit way of life 7.8%
23
8.4%
20
7.7%
56
8.1%
23
7.7%
24
14.9%
11
8.1%
157
The melting of the northern ice cap 21.3%
63
15.2%
36
18.6%
136
22.6%
64
19.4%
60
6.8%
5
18.9%
364
Don't know 0.3%
1
1.7%
4
1.8%
13
1.8%
5
1.9%
6
2.7%
2
1.6%
31
No answer 0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.3%
2
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
1.4%
1
0.2%
3
TOTAL 100.0%
296
100.0%
237
100.0%
731
100.0%
283
100.0%
310
100.0%
74

1931


Race (I-RACE)

White Black Other (specify) TOTAL
Inapplicable 35.1%
514
33.0%
94
58.2%
146
37.7%
754
The extinction of the polar bears 6.3%
92
3.2%
9
3.6%
9
5.5%
110
The rise in sea level 27.7%
406
32.6%
93
16.3%
41
27.0%
540
The threat to the Arctic seals 0.5%
8
1.8%
5
1.2%
3
0.8%
16
The threat to the Inuit way of life 7.7%
112
11.9%
34
6.8%
17
8.2%
163
The melting of the northern ice cap 21.0%
307
13.0%
37
12.4%
31
18.8%
375
Don't know 1.6%
23
4.2%
12
1.6%
4
2.0%
39
No answer 0.1%
2
0.4%
1
0.0%
0
0.2%
3
TOTAL 100.0%
1464
100.0%
285
100.0%
251

2000

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