Harris 1979 ABC News Survey No.792113

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All frequencies are raw numbers (no weights used).
1) Region (REGION)
TOTAL%
1) East 906.0
2) East 31421.0
3) South 26817.9
4) South 16511.0
5) Midwest 27018.0
6) Midwest 1379.2
7) West 604.0
8) West19312.9
TOTAL1497100.0
2) Size of place (SIZEPLAC)
TOTAL%
1) Central city46230.9
2) Rest of metropolitan area43629.2
3) Outside metropolitan area24016.1
4) Rural area35723.9
Missing2 
TOTAL1495100.0
3) From observation: sex (SEX)
TOTAL%
1) Male 74349.6
2) Female75450.4
TOTAL1497100.0
4) Are you a member of a labor union, or is anyone else in this household a member of a labor union? - Self is a member. (UNIONSLF)
TOTAL%
0) No 126384.4
1) Yes23415.6
TOTAL1497100.0
5) Are you a member of a labor union, or is anyone else in this household a member of a labor union? - Other is a member. (UNIONOTH)
TOTAL%
0) No 130186.9
1) Yes19613.1
TOTAL1497100.0
6) Are you a member of a labor union, or is anyone else in this household a member of a labor union? - No union member in household. (UNIONNO)
TOTAL%
0) No 41227.5
1) Yes108572.5
TOTAL1497100.0
7) Are you a member of a labor union, or is anyone else in this household a member of a labor union? - Not sure (UNIONNSR)
TOTAL%
0) No 148198.9
1) Yes161.1
TOTAL1497100.0
8) Do you think the country is in a recession or not? (RECSSION)
TOTAL%
1) Is 111674.6
2) Is not 26217.5
3) Not sure1187.9
Missing1 
TOTAL1496100.0
9) A year from now, do you feel the country will be in a recession or not? (FTRRCSSN)
TOTAL%
1) Will be 97765.4
2) Will not be30120.1
3) Not sure21714.5
Missing2 
TOTAL1495100.0
10) ASKED OF THOSE WHO SAID THEY THINK THE COUNTRY IS IN A RECESSION OR SAID THAT A YEAR FROM NOW, THE COUNTRY WILL BE IN A RECESSION: Do you expect that the recession will be a mild recession, a moderate recession, or a severe recession? (STRGRCSN)
TOTAL%
1) Mild 23619.0
2) Moderate 53342.8
3) Severe 32526.1
4) Not sure15112.1
Missing252 
TOTAL1245100.0
11) By the end of this year, do you think prices will still be going up at the same rate as they are now, do you think they will be going up even faster than now, or do you think they will not be going up as fast as they are now? (PRICES)
TOTAL%
1) Going up at same rate70847.3
2) Going up faster38425.7
3) Going up not as fast34122.8
4) Going down 291.9
5) Not sure342.3
Missing1 
TOTAL1496100.0
12) By the end of this year, do you think unemployment will be going up faster than it is now, at about the same rate as now, or not as fast as it is now? (UNEMENT)
TOTAL%
1) Going up faster55837.3
2) At about the same rate70847.4
3) Not as fast18512.4
4) Not sure432.9
Missing3 
TOTAL1494100.0
13) Do you think the country is headed for a depression in 1980 or not? (DEPRESTN)
TOTAL%
1) Is headed for a depression51034.1
2) Is not headed for depression85757.3
3) Not sure1288.6
Missing2 
TOTAL1495100.0
14) Now let me ask you about President Carter's federal program to control inflation. It calls for cuts in the federal budget, cuts in federal hiring, voluntary controls on price increases by business and on wage increases for labor, and higher interest rates to slow down the rate of growth of the economy. The president's program might cause higher unemployment, but might reduce the rate of inflation. Do you favor or oppose this economic policy of President Carter? (ECONPLY)
TOTAL%
1) Favor 60240.2
2) Oppose 68345.7
3) Not sure21114.1
Missing1 
TOTAL1496100.0
15) How much do you feel that big business is cooperating with the program of voluntary controls - a great deal, only somewhat, or hardly at all? (VCNTBUSN)
TOTAL%
1) Great deal 1459.7
2) Only somewhat59439.7
3) Hardly at all69446.4
4) Not sure644.3
TOTAL1497100.0
16) How much do you feel that big labor unions are cooperating with the program of voluntary controls - a great deal, only somewhat, or hardly at all? (VCNTLUNS)
TOTAL%
1) Great deal 1107.4
2) Only somewhat52034.8
3) Hardly at all76451.1
4) Not sure1026.8
Missing1 
TOTAL1496100.0
17) How much do you feel that the American people are cooperating with the program of voluntary controls - a great deal, only somewhat, or hardly at all? (VCNTAMRN)
TOTAL%
1) Great deal 20513.7
2) Only somewhat80653.9
3) Hardly at all43829.3
4) Not sure473.1
Missing1 
TOTAL1496100.0
18) It has been suggested that President Carter change the present system of voluntary price and wage controls to make sure that big business and big labor unions cooperate more with them. When he put in the present 7% limit on prices and wages, many big business and labor union leaders had not promised to go along with it. If President Carter were to sit down with big business leaders and big labor union leaders and get them to agree on new voluntary controls, would you favor or oppose that kind of system of price and wage controls? (NWVLCTL)
TOTAL%
1) Favor 109973.4
2) Oppose 31521.0
3) Not sure835.5
TOTAL1497100.0
19) If you had a choice, would you favor a new system of voluntary price and wage controls, which big business and big labor union leaders would agree to abide by, or would you favor putting in a system of mandatory price and wage controls, under which anyone raising prices or wages above a set limit would be violating the law? (CHPRCCNT)
TOTAL%
1) Voluntary controls68645.9
2) Mandatory controls72048.2
3) Not sure885.9
Missing3 
TOTAL1494100.0
20) It has been argued that every time we have put on mandatory controls on prices and wages or a wage-price freeze, inflation goes down while the controls are on but inflation gets much worse after the controls are removed. Do you tend to agree or disagree with this argument? (MNDTCTRL)
TOTAL%
1) Agree 95663.9
2) Disagree 35123.4
3) Not sure19012.7
TOTAL1497100.0
21) Here are some federal tax cuts that have been suggested. Tell me if you would favor or oppose a cut in Social Security taxes, accompanied by a reduction in certain benefits, which would not be as inflationary as certain other tax cuts. (CUTSOCS)
TOTAL%
1) Favor 48432.3
2) Oppose 92261.6
3) Not sure916.1
TOTAL1497100.0
22) Here are some federal tax cuts that have been suggested. Tell me if you would favor or oppose allowing business to claim depreciation on investments made in new plants and other expansion more quickly, which would not be as inflationary as certain other tax cuts. (BUSDEPRT)
TOTAL%
1) Favor 80053.4
2) Oppose 52635.1
3) Not sure17111.4
TOTAL1497100.0
23) Here are some federal tax cuts that have been suggested. Tell me if you would favor or oppose a cut in the federal individual tax, which might be inflationary. (CTINDTAX)
TOTAL%
1) Favor 71948.0
2) Oppose 70146.8
3) Not sure775.1
TOTAL1497100.0
24) If Congress passes a federal tax cut late this year or next, do you feel such a tax cut would be mainly an effort to stimulate the slowed-down economy or mainly an effort to gain favor with the voters in an election year? (RSNTXCT)
TOTAL%
1) Mainly to stimulate economy22515.1
2) Mainly to gain favor with voters115577.4
3) Not sure1137.6
Missing4 
TOTAL1493100.0
25) How would you rate the job President Carter is doing as president - excellent, pretty good, only fair, or poor? (RATEPRES)
TOTAL%
1) Excellent 664.4
2) Pretty good35523.7
3) Only fair 62741.9
4) Poor 42728.5
5) Not sure221.5
TOTAL1497100.0
26) Now let me ask you about some specific things President Carter has done. How would you rate him on his handling of foreign policy matters - excellent, pretty good, only fair, or poor? (CTRFPLCY)
TOTAL%
1) Excellent 946.3
2) Pretty good42728.5
3) Only fair 55737.2
4) Poor 37324.9
5) Not sure453.0
Missing1 
TOTAL1496100.0
27) Now let me ask you about some specific things President Carter has done. How would you rate him on his handling of relations with Congress - excellent, pretty good, only fair, or poor? (CTRCONGR)
TOTAL%
1) Excellent 231.5
2) Pretty good24416.3
3) Only fair 62241.6
4) Poor 55637.2
5) Not sure513.4
Missing1 
TOTAL1496100.0
28) Now let me ask you about some specific things President Carter has done. How would you rate him on his handling of the economy - excellent, pretty good, only fair, or poor? (CTRECON)
TOTAL%
1) Excellent 261.7
2) Pretty good20914.0
3) Only fair 60640.5
4) Poor 63542.5
5) Not sure191.3
Missing2 
TOTAL1495100.0
29) Now let me ask you about some specific things President Carter has done. How would you rate him on his working for a peace settlement in the Middle East - excellent, pretty good, only fair, or poor? (CTRMDEST)
TOTAL%
1) Excellent 27018.0
2) Pretty good61340.9
3) Only fair 39226.2
4) Poor 18512.4
5) Not sure372.5
TOTAL1497100.0
30) Now let me ask you about some specific things President Carter has done. How would you rate him on his accepting the resignation of U.S. Ambassador Andrew Young - excellent, pretty good, only fair, or poor? (CTRYOUNG)
TOTAL%
1) Excellent 22715.2
2) Pretty good37825.3
3) Only fair 38025.4
4) Poor 33622.5
5) Not sure17511.7
Missing1 
TOTAL1496100.0
31) Now let me ask you about some specific things President Carter has done. How would you rate him on his handling of inflation - excellent, pretty good, only fair, or poor? (CTRINFLT)
TOTAL%
1) Excellent 312.1
2) Pretty good18612.4
3) Only fair 55437.0
4) Poor 69046.1
5) Not sure352.3
Missing1 
TOTAL1496100.0
32) Now let me ask you about some specific things President Carter has done. How would you rate him on his cabinet and White House staff shake-up - excellent, pretty good, only fair, or poor? (CTRSTAFF)
TOTAL%
1) Excellent 946.3
2) Pretty good37024.7
3) Only fair 44229.5
4) Poor 48732.5
5) Not sure1046.9
TOTAL1497100.0
33) Now let me ask you about some specific things President Carter has done. How would you rate him on his anti-inflation program - excellent, pretty good, only fair, or poor? (CTRAINFL)
TOTAL%
1) Excellent 644.3
2) Pretty good20613.8
3) Only fair 27618.4
4) Poor 81254.2
5) Not sure1399.3
TOTAL1497100.0
34) Now let me ask you about some specific things President Carter has done. How would you rate him on his handling of the energy situation - excellent, pretty good, only fair, or poor? (CTRENGRY)
TOTAL%
1) Excellent 594.0
2) Pretty good29419.7
3) Only fair 48232.3
4) Poor 62241.7
5) Not sure352.3
Missing5 
TOTAL1492100.0
35) Now let me ask you about some specific things President Carter has done. How would you rate him on his taking a trip on a boat down the Mississippi River - excellent, pretty good, only fair, or poor? (CTRBTTRP)
TOTAL%
1) Excellent 1489.9
2) Pretty good33522.4
3) Only fair 32421.7
4) Poor 57738.6
5) Not sure1107.4
Missing3 
TOTAL1494100.0
36) Now let me ask you about some specific things President Carter has done. How would you rate him on his working for a SALT arms agreement with the Russians to limit nuclear arms - excellent, pretty good, only fair, or poor? (CTRSALT)
TOTAL%
1) Excellent 14910.0
2) Pretty good50233.6
3) Only fair 40827.3
4) Poor 32721.9
5) Not sure1107.4
Missing1 
TOTAL1496100.0
37) Now let me ask you about some specific things President Carter has done. How would you rate him on his new energy program - excellent, pretty good, only fair, or poor? (CTREGYPG)
TOTAL%
1) Excellent 614.1
2) Pretty good33822.6
3) Only fair 56738.0
4) Poor 36324.3
5) Not sure16411.0
Missing4 
TOTAL1493100.0
38) Now let me ask you about some specific things President Carter has done. How would you rate him on inspiring confidence in the White House - excellent, pretty good, only fair, or poor? (CTRCFDWH)
TOTAL%
1) Excellent 543.6
2) Pretty good24316.3
3) Only fair 53035.5
4) Poor 61541.2
5) Not sure523.5
Missing3 
TOTAL1494100.0
39) Now let me ask you about some specific things President Carter has done. How would you rate him on his approving the sale of kerosene and arms to Iran - excellent, pretty good, only fair, or poor? (CTRIRAN)
TOTAL%
1) Excellent 644.3
2) Pretty good20613.8
3) Only fair 27618.4
4) Poor 81254.2
5) Not sure1399.3
TOTAL1497100.0
40) Let me ask you how likely you think it is that President Carter will be able to succeed in accomplishing his objectives. Do you think he will get a program going that will help solve the energy problem or not? (OBJENGRY)
TOTAL%
1) Will 51234.3
2) Will not 89159.6
3) Not sure916.1
Missing3 
TOTAL1494100.0
41) Let me ask you how likely you think it is that President Carter will be able to succeed in accomplishing his objectives. Do you think he will be able to slow down the rate of inflation or not? (OBJINFLT)
TOTAL%
1) Will 41928.0
2) Will not 98766.0
3) Not sure896.0
Missing2 
TOTAL1495100.0
42) Let me ask you how likely you think it is that President Carter will be able to succeed in accomplishing his objectives. Do you think he will be able to halt the decline of the value of the dollar abroad or not? (OBJVLDOL)
TOTAL%
1) Will 28719.3
2) Will not 106271.3
3) Not sure1419.5
Missing7 
TOTAL1490100.0
43) Let me ask you how likely you think it is that President Carter will be able to succeed in accomplishing his objectives. Do you think he will get the SALT II treaty ratified by the U.S. Senate or not? (OBJSALT)
TOTAL%
1) Will 65443.7
2) Will not 58338.9
3) Not sure26017.4
TOTAL1497100.0
44) Let me ask you how likely you think it is that President Carter will be able to succeed in accomplishing his objectives. Do you think he will get Egypt and Israel to agree on a settlement for the West Bank or not? (OBJWBANK)
TOTAL%
1) Will 57038.1
2) Will not 76250.9
3) Not sure16411.0
Missing1 
TOTAL1496100.0
45) Let me ask you how likely you think it is that President Carter will be able to succeed in accomplishing his objectives. Do you think he will get people to cut back on their use of gasoline or not? (OBJCTGAS)
TOTAL%
1) Will 64643.2
2) Will not 80353.6
3) Not sure483.2
TOTAL1497100.0
46) Let me ask you how likely you think it is that President Carter will be able to succeed in accomplishing his objectives. Do you think he will get enough energy produced in the U.S. to make us only half as dependent on foreign oil as we are now or not? (OBJDPOIL)
TOTAL%
1) Will 60940.7
2) Will not 78752.6
3) Not sure1016.7
TOTAL1497100.0
47) Let me ask you how likely you think it is that President Carter will be able to succeed in accomplishing his objectives. Do you think he will restore a sense of confidence in him among the American people or not? (OBJCONFID)
TOTAL%
1) Will 46831.3
2) Will not 93662.6
3) Not sure916.1
Missing2 
TOTAL1495100.0
48) Let me ask you how likely you think it is that President Carter will be able to succeed in accomplishing his objectives. Do you think he will be able to win the Democratic nomination for president again or not? (OBJNOMNT)
TOTAL%
1) Will 52535.1
2) Will not 83555.8
3) Not sure1369.1
Missing1 
TOTAL1496100.0
49) Let me ask you how likely you think it is that President Carter will be able to succeed in accomplishing his objectives. Do you think he will be able to win re-election in 1980 or not? (OBJRELCT)
TOTAL%
1) Will 31320.9
2) Will not 105870.7
3) Not sure1258.4
Missing1 
TOTAL1496100.0
50) Let me ask you how likely you think it is that President Carter will be able to succeed in accomplishing his objectives. Do you think he will be able to avoid a severe recession in 1980 or not? (OBJRECESS)
TOTAL%
1) Will 58539.1
2) Will not 75250.3
3) Not sure15910.6
Missing1 
TOTAL1496100.0
51) Did you vote in the election for president in 1976 when Carter and Ford ran, or didn't you get around to it? (VOTE1976)
TOTAL%
1) Voted 108972.8
2) Didn't vote38425.7
3) Not sure 70.5
4) Not old enough151.0
Missing2 
TOTAL1495100.0
52) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE WHO VOTED IN THE 1976 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION: Back in 1976, did you vote for Gerald Ford the Republican or Jimmy Carter the Democrat? (VOTEPRES)
TOTAL%
1) Ford 45041.1
2) Carter 58253.2
3) Other 181.6
4) Not sure454.1
Missing402 
TOTAL1095100.0
53) Regardless of how you may vote, what do you usually consider yourself- a Republican, a Democrat, an Independent, or what? (PLPARTY)
TOTAL%
1) Republican 33922.7
2) Democrat 55236.9
3) Independent53635.8
4) Other 332.2
5) Not sure362.4
Missing1 
TOTAL1496100.0
54) Are you registered to vote? (REGSTVT)
TOTAL%
1) Registered 120380.9
2) Not registered27618.6
3) Not sure80.5
Missing10 
TOTAL1487100.0
55) ASKED OF DEMOCRATS AND INDEPENDENTS WHO VOTED IN 1976 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION OR OF THOSE WHO ARE REGISTERED TO VOTE: In 1980 for the Democratic nomination for president, if you had to choose between President Jimmy Carter, U.S. Senator Edward Kennedy, or Governor Jerry Brown of California, whom would you prefer? (DMCTNOM)
TOTAL%
1) Carter 26427.1
2) Kennedy 44845.9
3) Brown 12212.5
4) Not sure14114.5
Missing522 
TOTAL975100.0
56) ASKED OF DEMOCRATS AND INDEPENDENTS WHO VOTED IN THE 1976 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION OR OF THOSE WHO ARE REGISTERED TO VOTE Well, if you had to say right now, would you lean toward Carter, Kennedy, or Brown? (LEANTOVT)
TOTAL%
1) Carter 3322.0
2) Kennedy 4228.0
3) Brown 1610.7
4) Not sure5939.3
Missing1347 
TOTAL150100.0
57) ASKED OF DEMOCRATS AND INDEPENDENTS WHO VOTED IN THE 1976 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION OR OF THOSE WHO ARE REGISTERED TO VOTE: Suppose, for the Democratic nomination for president, it was between President Jimmy Carter and U.S. Senator Edward Kennedy, whom would you prefer? (CRTRKNDY)
TOTAL%
1) Carter 33534.3
2) Kennedy 56157.5
3) Not sure808.2
Missing521 
TOTAL976100.0
58) ASKED OF DEMOCRATS AND INDEPENDENTS WHO VOTED IN THE 1976 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION OR OF THOSE WHO ARE REGISTERED TO VOTE AND WERE NOT SURE WHOM THEY WOULD VOTE FOR AS THE DEMOCRATIC NOMINATION FOR PRESIDENT BETWEEN CARTER AND KENNEDY: Well, if you had to say right now, would you lean toward Carter or Kennedy? (VT76LEAN)
TOTAL%
1) Carter 1316.0
2) Kennedy 1721.0
3) Not sure5163.0
Missing1416 
TOTAL81100.0
59) ASKED OF DEMOCRATS AND INDEPENDENTS WHO VOTED IN THE 1976 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION OR OF THOSE WHO ARE REGISTERED TO VOTE: Now in 1980, suppose for president it was between Ronald Reagan for the Republican and Jimmy Carter for the Democrats. If you had to choose right now, would you vote for Reagan or Carter? (VTPRES80)
TOTAL%
1) Reagan 58746.1
2) Carter 54142.5
3) No sure14511.4
Missing224 
TOTAL1273100.0
60) ASKED OF DEMOCRATS AND INDEPENDENTS WHO VOTED IN THE 1976 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION OR OF THOSE WHO ARE REGISTERED TO VOTE AND WERE NOT SURE WHOM THEY WOULD VOTE FOR AS PRESIDENT IN 1980: Well, if you had to say right now, would you lean toward Reagan the Republican or toward Carter the Democrat? (INDPLNVT)
TOTAL%
1) Reagan 4730.5
2) Carter 4730.5
3) Not sure6039.0
Missing1343 
TOTAL154100.0
61) If for president next year, it was between Ronald Reagan for the Republican and U.S. Senator Edward Kennedy for the Democrats, would you vote for Reagan or for Kennedy? (RGNKNDY)
TOTAL%
1) Reagan 48237.7
2) Kennedy 72056.4
3) Not sure755.9
Missing220 
TOTAL1277100.0
62) ASKED OF THOSE WHO WERE NOT SURE IF THEY WOULD VOTE FOR RONALD REAGAN OR SENATOR EDWARD KENNEDY FOR PRESIDENT NEXT YEAR: Well, if you had to say, would you lean toward Reagan the Republican or toward Kennedy the Democrat? (LEANRGKN)
TOTAL%
1) Reagan 1823.7
2) Kennedy 2127.6
3) Not sure3748.7
Missing1421 
TOTAL76100.0
63) If Senator Kennedy was to declare in a month or two that he was in the running for the Democratic nomination for president, do you agree or disagree that he would be going into the race to satisfy his ambition? (KNDYAMBT)
TOTAL%
1) Agree 62448.6
2) Disagree 55243.0
3) Not sure1078.3
Missing214 
TOTAL1283100.0
64) If Senator Kennedy was to declare in a month or two that he was in the running for the Democratic nomination for president, do you agree or disagree that he would be going into the race for the good of the country? (KNDYGDCT)
TOTAL%
1) Agree 87067.8
2) Disagree 34326.7
3) Not sure705.5
Missing214 
TOTAL1283100.0
65) If Senator Kennedy was to declare in a month or two that he was in the running for the Democratic nomination for president, do you agree or disagree that he would be going into the race because he is arrogant and wants to challenge Carter? (KNDYARGT)
TOTAL%
1) Agree 29022.6
2) Disagree 92872.3
3) Not sure655.1
Missing214 
TOTAL1283100.0
66) If Senator Kennedy was to declare in a month or two that he was in the running for the Democratic nomination for president, do you agree or disagree that he would be going into the race to try and save the Democrats from certain defeat with Carter? (KNDYDEM)
TOTAL%
1) Agree 81063.2
2) Disagree 38730.2
3) Not sure856.6
Missing215 
TOTAL1282100.0
67) What is your religion? (RELGION)
TOTAL%
1) Protestant 80854.0
2) Catholic 42328.3
3) Jewish 563.7
4) Other 875.8
5) None 986.6
6) Not sure 10.1
7) Refused221.5
Missing2 
TOTAL1495100.0
68) ASKED OF THOSE WHOSE SAID THEIR RELIGION WAS PROTESTANT, JEWISH, OTHER, NONE, OR NOT SURE: Do you feel the Catholic Church has too much power and wealth here in the U.S., too little, or about the right amount of power and wealth, considering the number of Catholics in the U.S.? (PWRCATH)
TOTAL%
1) Too much power and wealth 25824.5
2) Too little power and wealth 252.4
3) About the right amount of power and wealth 58055.0
4) Not sure19218.2
Missing442 
TOTAL1055100.0
69) ASKED OF THOSE WHOSE SAID THEIR RELIGION WAS PROTESTANT, JEWISH, OTHER, NONE, OR NOT SURE: Do you favor or oppose the federal government giving federal income tax benefits to parents who send their children to Catholic parochial schools? (SCHTXCRT)
TOTAL%
1) Favor 31730.0
2) Oppose 67463.9
3) Not sure646.1
Missing442 
TOTAL1055100.0
70) With the economy slowing down, it has been proposed that the federal government cut taxes to stimulate economic growth. Those opposed to a tax cut feel that such a cut would mean a big federal deficit that could result in even higher inflation. In general, would you favor or oppose a federal tax cut this year? (FEDTAXCT)
TOTAL%
1) Favor 76451.0
2) Oppose 62842.0
3) Not sure1057.0
TOTAL1497100.0
71) ASKED OF THOSE WHOSE SAID THEIR RELIGION WAS PROTESTANT, JEWISH, OTHER, NONE, OR NOT SURE: In general, do you feel that when a Catholic candidate is running for office, most Catholic voters would put religion first in voting for that candidate, that only some would do so, or that hardly any would put religion ahead of other qualifications for the office? (RELGVT)
TOTAL%
1) Most would put religion first29828.2
2) Only some would put religion first49346.7
3) Hardly any would put religion first19218.2
4) None 70.7
5) Not sure656.2
Missing442 
TOTAL1055100.0
72) ASKED OF THOSE WHOSE SAID THEIR RELIGION WAS PROTESTANT, JEWISH, OTHER, NONE, OR NOT SURE: In 1980, it is highly possible a Catholic might run for president again. Would the fact that he is a Catholic make a lot of difference to you personally, only some, or hardly any difference? (VTCHPRES)
TOTAL%
1) A lot of difference252.4
2) Only some difference858.1
3) Hardly any difference92387.6
4) Not sure212.0
Missing443 
TOTAL1054100.0
73) ASKED OF THOSE WHOSE SAID THEIR RELIGION WAS PROTESTANT, JEWISH, OTHER, NONE, OR NOT SURE: Compared to 15 years ago, as far as you personally are concerned, do you feel more positive about Catholics, more negative, or have you not changed your views much at all? (VIEWCATH)
TOTAL%
1) More positive12712.0
2) More negative565.3
3) Not changed views much83278.9
4) Not sure393.7
Missing443 
TOTAL1054100.0
74) ASKED OF THOSE WHOSE SAID THEIR RELIGION WAS PROTESTANT, JEWISH, OTHER, NONE, OR NOT SURE: As far as the world outside the Catholic Church goes, compared to 15 years ago, do you feel that today the Pope has more influence and authority on non-religious matters in the world, less influence, or about the same amount of influence as he had 15 years ago? (INFLPOPE)
TOTAL%
1) More influence35033.2
2) Less influence25324.0
3) About the same amount40238.2
4) Not sure484.6
Missing444 
TOTAL1053100.0
75) ASKED OF THOSE WHOSE SAID THEIR RELIGION WAS PROTESTANT, JEWISH, OTHER, NONE, OR NOT SURE: As far as you know, do you feel that most Catholics are more religious than they were 15 years ago, less religious, or not much different than they were then? (RELGCATH)
TOTAL%
1) More religious716.7
2) Less religious46944.5
3) Not much different44041.8
4) Not sure736.9
Missing444 
TOTAL1053100.0
76) ASKED OF THOSE WHOSE SAID THEIR RELIGION WAS PROTESTANT, JEWISH, OTHER, NONE, OR NOT SURE: Do you feel strongly opposed to the Catholic Church's opposition to birth control, only somewhat opposed, or not opposed at all? (BRTHCNTL)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly opposed33932.2
2) Only somewhat opposed24323.1
3) Not opposed at all39837.8
4) Not sure736.9
Missing444 
TOTAL1053100.0
77) ASKED OF THOSE WHOSE SAID THEIR RELIGION WAS PROTESTANT, JEWISH, OTHER, NONE, OR NOT SURE: Do you feel strongly opposed to the Catholic Church's opposition to divorce, only somewhat opposed, or not opposed at all? (DIVORCE)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly opposed29427.9
2) Only somewhat opposed28226.8
3) Not opposed at all41339.3
4) Not sure636.0
Missing445 
TOTAL1052100.0
78) ASKED OF THOSE WHOSE SAID THEIR RELIGION WAS PROTESTANT, JEWISH, OTHER, NONE, OR NOT SURE: Do you feel strongly opposed to the Catholic Church's opposition to abortion for everyone, only somewhat opposed, or not opposed at all? (ABORTION)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly opposed40738.6
2) Only somewhat opposed24423.1
3) Not opposed at all35033.2
4) Not sure535.0
Missing443 
TOTAL1054100.0
79) ASKED OF THOSE WHOSE SAID THEIR RELIGION WAS PROTESTANT, JEWISH, OTHER, NONE, OR NOT SURE: Do you feel strongly opposed to the Catholic Church's not allowing priests to marry, only somewhat opposed, or not opposed at all? (PRSTMRRY)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly opposed26224.9
2) Only somewhat opposed24122.9
3) Not opposed at all44542.2
4) Not sure10610.1
Missing443 
TOTAL1054100.0
80) ASKED OF THOSE WHOSE SAID THEIR RELIGION WAS PROTESTANT, JEWISH, OTHER, NONE, OR NOT SURE: Do you feel strongly opposed to the Catholic Church's practice of confession, only somewhat opposed, or not opposed at all? (CONFESON)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly opposed19618.6
2) Only somewhat opposed17716.8
3) Not opposed at all56954.0
4) Not sure11210.6
Missing443 
TOTAL1054100.0
81) Would you favor or oppose the federal government taking over and running most big business in this country? (GOVCTLBS)
TOTAL%
1) Favor 15810.6
2) Oppose 126684.7
3) Not sure704.7
Missing3 
TOTAL1494100.0
82) Would you favor or oppose the federal government giving special financial assistance to big companies which have gone broke or are close to it, such as Lockheed and Chrysler, and are considered essential businesses? (GOVTFEDAS)
TOTAL%
1) Favor 68345.7
2) Oppose 72948.8
3) Not sure835.6
Missing2 
TOTAL1495100.0
83) Would you favor or oppose the federal government allowing big companies to get together for joint planning, provided the government could make them operate in the public interest? (JNTPLANG)
TOTAL%
1) Favor 98866.1
2) Oppose 41627.8
3) Not sure906.0
Missing3 
TOTAL1494100.0
84) Would you favor or oppose the federal government creating a government owned and operated oil corporation? (GVTOILCM)
TOTAL%
1) Favor 57038.4
2) Oppose 81154.6
3) Not sure1057.1
Missing11 
TOTAL1486100.0
85) Would you favor or oppose the federal government taking over and running most major oil companies in the U.S.? (GVTCTLOL)
TOTAL%
1) Favor 38926.0
2) Oppose 103269.0
3) Not sure744.9
Missing2 
TOTAL1495100.0
86) Would you favor or oppose the federal government creating an oil company, owned and operated by the government, in order to explore for, refine, and sell oil and natural gas produced on government-owned lands, an idea favored By Ralph Nader? (GVTOWNOL)
TOTAL%
1) Favor 84056.2
2) Oppose 55236.9
3) Not sure1036.9
Missing2 
TOTAL1495100.0
87) Now let me ask you about Chrysler, the automaker, which could lose $500 million this year and more in 1980. Chrysler officials claim if they cannot obtain $1 billion from the federal government, the company will have to go out of business or be sold to a foreign company within 18 months. In general, do you favor or oppose the federal government helping Chrysler out? (GVTCHYLR)
TOTAL%
1) Favor 82355.1
2) Oppose 60340.3
3) Not sure694.6
Missing2 
TOTAL1495100.0
88) The actual help Chrysler wants immediately from the federal government is not a loan but a tax benefit of $500 million a year as an advance from the federal government which would be repaid in higher taxes if the company started making a profit. Of course, that money would be lost if Chrysler still could not become profitable. All in all, do you favor or oppose Congress passing a measure that will result in Chrysler getting this tax benefit that it says it needs to stay in business? (TXBNFTCH)
TOTAL%
1) Favor 70647.2
2) Oppose 69546.5
3) Not sure946.3
Missing2 
TOTAL1495100.0
89) What type of work does the main wage earner of this household do? (TYPEWORK)
TOTAL%
1) Professional32421.7
2) Manager, official1479.8
3) Proprietor (small business)684.5
4) Clerical worker815.4
5) Sales worker734.9
6) Skilled craftsman, foreman20613.8
7) Operative, unskilled laborer (except farm)16411.0
8) Service worker664.4
9) Farmer, farm manager, farm laborer382.5
10) Student 110.7
11) Housewife 161.1
12) Military service161.1
13) Unemployed 140.9
14) Retired 23315.6
15) Welfare 50.3
16) Disabled 161.1
17) Other (Specify)30.2
18) Not sure140.9
Missing2 
TOTAL1495100.0
90) How old are you? (If hesitant, read list) (AGE)
TOTAL%
1) 18 to 20 1006.7
2) 21 to 24 1208.0
3) 25 to 29 18112.1
4) 30 to 34 18612.4
5) 35 to 39 1349.0
6) 40 to 44 21714.5
7) 45 to 49 34322.9
8) 50 to 64 20413.6
9) 65 and over100.7
Missing2 
TOTAL1495100.0
91) What was the last grade of school you completed? (EDUCTION)
TOTAL%
1) No formal education50.3
2) 1st through 7th grade302.0
3) 8th grade594.0
4) Some high school15810.6
5) High school graduate51634.6
6) Some college25216.9
7) 2-year college graduate946.3
8) 4-year college graduate22114.8
9) Postgraduate14910.0
10) Trade/technical/vocational after high school70.5
Missing6 
TOTAL1491100.0
92) How would you describe your own personal, political philosophy - conservative, middle-of-the-road, or liberal? (POLPRTY)
TOTAL%
1) Conservative50633.8
2) Middle-of-the-road62942.1
3) Liberal 29319.6
4) Not sure674.5
Missing2 
TOTAL1495100.0
93) Do you consider yourself white, black, Spanish-American, or what? (RACE)
TOTAL%
1) White, but not Hispanic127385.3
2) Black, but not Hispanic1389.2
3) Spanish-American (Mexican, Cuban, Puerto Rican, Central or South American)382.5
4) Asian (Oriental) or Pacific Islander181.2
5) American Indian or Alaskan native100.7
6) Refused161.1
Missing4 
TOTAL1493100.0
94) Which of the following income categories best describes your total 1978 household income? Was it (read list)? (INCOME)
TOTAL%
1) $7,500 or less19513.1
2) $7,501 to $15,00035123.5
3) $15,001 to $25,00044930.1
4) $25,001 to $35,00024916.7
5) $35,001 to $50,0001077.2
6) $50,001 or over634.2
7) Not sure805.4
Missing3 
TOTAL1494100.0
95) I-SEX: From observation: sex (for use with online analysis) (I-SEX)
TOTAL%
1) Male 74349.6
2) Female75450.4
TOTAL1497100.0
96) I-REGION: Region (recoded for use with online analysis) (I-REGION)
TOTAL%
0) East40427.0
1) South43328.9
2) Midwest40727.2
3) West25316.9
TOTAL1497100.0
97) I-RELGION: What is your religion? (recoded for use with online analysis) (I-RELGION)
TOTAL%
0) Protestant80954.9
1) Catholic42328.7
2) Jewish563.8
3) Other875.9
4) None986.7
Missing24 
TOTAL1473100.0
98) I-AGE: How old are you? (If hesitant, read list) (recoded for use with online analysis) (I-AGE)
TOTAL%
0) 18-2422014.7
1) 25-3436724.5
2) 35-4435123.5
3) 45-6454736.6
4) 65 +100.7
Missing2 
TOTAL1495100.0
99) I-EDUCTION: EDUCTION: What was the last grade of school you completed? (recoded for use with online analysis) (I-EDUCTION)
TOTAL%
0) Less HS25216.9
1) HS grad51634.6
2) SM coll34623.2
3) Coll grad22815.3
4) Post grad14910.0
Missing6 
TOTAL1491100.0
100) I-RACE: RACE: Do you consider yourself white, black, Spanish-American, or what? (recoded for use with online analysis) (I-RACE)
TOTAL%
0) White127386.2
1) Black1389.3
2) Span Amer382.6
3) Asian181.2
4) Natv Amer100.7
Missing20 
TOTAL1477100.0
101) I-INCOME: Which of the following income categories best describes your total 1978 household income? Was it (read list)? (recoded for use with online analysis) (I-INCOME)
TOTAL%
0) < 15,00054638.6
1) 15,001-25k44931.8
2) 25,001-35k24917.6
3) 35,001-50k1077.6
4) > 50,001634.5
Missing83 
TOTAL1414100.0