State of Disunion Survey, 1996

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Now I am going to read a list of things that some people consider to be morally wrong. For each item, please select the number that best indicates how wrong you, personally, think it is when people engage in that behavior. I. Smoking marijuana
  1) Wrong for all, and should not be legally tolerated
  2) Wrong for all, but should be tolerated
  3) Right for some, but not for me personally
  4) Right for me, but not necessarily for others
  5) Right for all
  6) Not a moral issue

Category Frequency Percentage Cumulative Percentage Z-Score
Wrong for all, and should not be legally tolerated 1002 51.1% 51.1% -.76
Wrong for all, but should be tolerated 273 13.9% 65.1% -.15
Right for some, but not for me personally 350 17.9% 82.9% .46
Right for me, but not necessarily for others 77 3.9% 86.8% 1.07
Right for all 61 3.1% 89.9% 1.69
Not a moral issue 197 10.1% 100% 2.3

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
Wrong for all, and should not be legally tolerated 44.1%
167
45.5%
286
51.6%
208
60.6%
228
65.5%
108
51.1%
997
Wrong for all, but should be tolerated 10.8%
41
13.4%
84
16.1%
65
15.7%
59
13.9%
23
13.9%
272
Right for some, but not for me personally 22.7%
86
20.2%
127
15.6%
63
13.0%
49
13.9%
23
17.8%
348
Right for me, but not necessarily for others 6.3%
24
3.8%
24
3.0%
12
3.5%
13
2.4%
4
3.9%
77
Right for all 5.0%
19
4.3%
27
2.2%
9
1.6%
6
0.0%
0
3.1%
61
Not a moral issue 11.1%
42
12.9%
81
11.4%
46
5.6%
21
4.2%
7
10.1%
197
TOTAL 100.0%
379
100.0%
629
100.0%
403
100.0%
376
100.0%
165

1952


Education (I-EDUC)

Less than high school High school graduate Some college/trade/technical school Bachelor's degree Graduate degree TOTAL
Wrong for all, and should not be legally tolerated 56.4%
176
50.3%
335
50.9%
265
48.2%
151
50.7%
74
51.1%
1001
Wrong for all, but should be tolerated 7.7%
24
14.3%
95
14.8%
77
16.3%
51
17.8%
26
13.9%
273
Right for some, but not for me personally 17.9%
56
19.7%
131
18.0%
94
16.0%
50
13.0%
19
17.9%
350
Right for me, but not necessarily for others 5.1%
16
3.6%
24
5.4%
28
1.6%
5
2.7%
4
3.9%
77
Right for all 4.8%
15
3.5%
23
2.3%
12
3.2%
10
0.0%
0
3.1%
60
Not a moral issue 8.0%
25
8.7%
58
8.6%
45
14.7%
46
15.8%
23
10.1%
197
TOTAL 100.0%
312
100.0%
666
100.0%
521
100.0%
313
100.0%
146

1958


Religion (I-RELIGION)

Protestant Catholic Jewish Other TOTAL
Wrong for all, and should not be legally tolerated 56.5%
606
48.2%
303
46.5%
20
42.3%
44
52.7%
973
Wrong for all, but should be tolerated 13.8%
148
14.5%
91
25.6%
11
13.5%
14
14.3%
264
Right for some, but not for me personally 15.6%
167
20.4%
128
20.9%
9
19.2%
20
17.5%
324
Right for me, but not necessarily for others 2.7%
29
4.6%
29
0.0%
0
6.7%
7
3.5%
65
Right for all 2.8%
30
2.7%
17
0.0%
0
2.9%
3
2.7%
50
Not a moral issue 8.7%
93
9.6%
60
7.0%
3
15.4%
16
9.3%
172
TOTAL 100.0%
1073
100.0%
628
100.0%
43
100.0%
104

1848


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Democrat Independent Republican Other party member TOTAL
Wrong for all, and should not be legally tolerated 49.7%
368
47.4%
250
58.8%
286
50.0%
9
51.6%
913
Wrong for all, but should be tolerated 15.4%
114
13.7%
72
13.8%
67
5.6%
1
14.3%
254
Right for some, but not for me personally 20.1%
149
18.2%
96
12.3%
60
27.8%
5
17.5%
310
Right for me, but not necessarily for others 2.8%
21
5.1%
27
3.1%
15
11.1%
2
3.7%
65
Right for all 2.7%
20
3.2%
17
3.1%
15
0.0%
0
2.9%
52
Not a moral issue 9.2%
68
12.3%
65
8.8%
43
5.6%
1
10.0%
177
TOTAL 100.0%
740
100.0%
527
100.0%
486
100.0%
18

1771


Sex (I-SEX)

Female Male TOTAL
Wrong for all, and should not be legally tolerated 52.5%
507
49.7%
495
51.1%
1002
Wrong for all, but should be tolerated 13.0%
125
14.9%
148
13.9%
273
Right for some, but not for me personally 19.0%
183
16.8%
167
17.9%
350
Right for me, but not necessarily for others 2.7%
26
5.1%
51
3.9%
77
Right for all 2.8%
27
3.4%
34
3.1%
61
Not a moral issue 10.1%
97
10.1%
100
10.1%
197
TOTAL 100.0%
965
100.0%
995

1960

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