General Social Survey Panel Data (2006 Sample)

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COMSCI_1

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? (COMORSCI_1)
  0) Inapplicable
  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
Inapplicable 754 37.7% 37.7% -.96
I strongly support reserving Antarctica for scientific purposes 291 14.6% 52.3% -.38
I somewhat support reserving Antarctica for scientific purposes 293 14.7% 66.9% .2
I don't lean one way or the other on this issue 410 20.5% 87.4% .78
I somewhat support opening Antarctica to other purposes 166 8.3% 95.7% 1.35
I strongly support opening Antarctica to other purposes 48 2.4% 98.1% 1.93
Don't know 36 1.8% 99.9% 3.67
No answer 2 .1% 100% 4.25

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
I strongly support reserving Antarctica for scientific purposes 13.3%
46
14.4%
87
14.4%
81
15.3%
49
16.0%
25
14.5%
288
I somewhat support reserving Antarctica for scientific purposes 16.7%
58
13.7%
83
15.8%
89
12.5%
40
14.7%
23
14.7%
293
I don't lean one way or the other on this issue 22.8%
79
20.0%
121
20.1%
113
19.3%
62
21.2%
33
20.5%
408
I somewhat support opening Antarctica to other purposes 8.4%
29
7.9%
48
10.1%
57
6.9%
22
6.4%
10
8.3%
166
I strongly support opening Antarctica to other purposes 2.6%
9
2.6%
16
2.3%
13
2.5%
8
1.3%
2
2.4%
48
Don't know 1.4%
5
0.8%
5
1.6%
9
2.2%
7
6.4%
10
1.8%
36
No answer 0.0%
0
0.2%
1
0.2%
1
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.1%
2
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
I strongly support reserving Antarctica for scientific purposes 14.2%
183
14.0%
24
13.6%
48
19.5%
36
14.6%
291
I somewhat support reserving Antarctica for scientific purposes 11.5%
148
21.5%
37
19.0%
67
22.2%
41
14.7%
293
I don't lean one way or the other on this issue 22.0%
284
21.5%
37
18.7%
66
12.4%
23
20.5%
410
I somewhat support opening Antarctica to other purposes 8.1%
104
6.4%
11
10.5%
37
7.6%
14
8.3%
166
I strongly support opening Antarctica to other purposes 2.6%
33
1.7%
3
2.3%
8
2.2%
4
2.4%
48
Don't know 2.1%
27
2.9%
5
0.8%
3
0.5%
1
1.8%
36
No answer 0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.6%
2
0.0%
0
0.1%
2
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
I strongly support reserving Antarctica for scientific purposes 15.7%
134
13.7%
157
14.6%
291
I somewhat support reserving Antarctica for scientific purposes 16.3%
139
13.4%
154
14.7%
293
I don't lean one way or the other on this issue 16.2%
138
23.7%
272
20.5%
410
I somewhat support opening Antarctica to other purposes 8.9%
76
7.9%
90
8.3%
166
I strongly support opening Antarctica to other purposes 2.6%
22
2.3%
26
2.4%
48
Don't know 1.6%
14
1.9%
22
1.8%
36
No answer 0.1%
1
0.1%
1
0.1%
2
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
I strongly support reserving Antarctica for scientific purposes 13.5%
138
11.2%
57
21.9%
7
19.8%
64
20.8%
21
14.4%
287
I somewhat support reserving Antarctica for scientific purposes 14.6%
150
13.8%
70
6.3%
2
17.3%
56
13.9%
14
14.7%
292
I don't lean one way or the other on this issue 23.1%
237
18.5%
94
25.0%
8
18.0%
58
11.9%
12
20.6%
409
I somewhat support opening Antarctica to other purposes 7.9%
81
9.3%
47
12.5%
4
7.4%
24
9.9%
10
8.3%
166
I strongly support opening Antarctica to other purposes 3.0%
31
2.0%
10
0.0%
0
2.2%
7
0.0%
0
2.4%
48
Don't know 2.1%
22
0.8%
4
6.3%
2
1.5%
5
3.0%
3
1.8%
36
No answer 0.1%
1
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
1.0%
1
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
I strongly support reserving Antarctica for scientific purposes 24.0%
71
14.8%
35
14.2%
104
12.7%
36
9.7%
30
12.2%
9
14.8%
285
I somewhat support reserving Antarctica for scientific purposes 16.6%
49
16.9%
40
11.6%
85
18.4%
52
17.7%
55
9.5%
7
14.9%
288
I don't lean one way or the other on this issue 13.5%
40
18.1%
43
23.7%
173
21.2%
60
20.0%
62
18.9%
14
20.3%
392
I somewhat support opening Antarctica to other purposes 7.8%
23
8.0%
19
6.8%
50
10.6%
30
11.0%
34
9.5%
7
8.4%
163
I strongly support opening Antarctica to other purposes 1.4%
4
2.1%
5
2.7%
20
2.1%
6
2.3%
7
8.1%
6
2.5%
48
Don't know 1.7%
5
1.3%
3
1.4%
10
0.7%
2
1.9%
6
2.7%
2
1.5%
28
No answer 0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.3%
2
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.1%
2
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
I strongly support reserving Antarctica for scientific purposes 15.1%
221
15.1%
43
10.8%
27
14.6%
291
I somewhat support reserving Antarctica for scientific purposes 16.2%
237
9.5%
27
11.6%
29
14.7%
293
I don't lean one way or the other on this issue 20.4%
299
27.7%
79
12.7%
32
20.5%
410
I somewhat support opening Antarctica to other purposes 9.4%
137
7.7%
22
2.8%
7
8.3%
166
I strongly support opening Antarctica to other purposes 2.3%
33
3.5%
10
2.0%
5
2.4%
48
Don't know 1.6%
23
2.8%
8
2.0%
5
1.8%
36
No answer 0.0%
0
0.7%
2
0.0%
0
0.1%
2
TOTAL 100.0%
1464
100.0%
285
100.0%
251

2000

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