Harris 1984 (September) Business-Week Survey, Study No. 842112, Voters

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All frequencies are raw numbers (no weights used).
1) 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%
1) Yes17212.9
2) No116187.1
TOTAL1333100.0
2) 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%
1) Yes1118.3
2) No122291.7
TOTAL1333100.0
3) 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%
1) Yes104178.1
2) No29221.9
TOTAL1333100.0
4) 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%
1) Yes90.7
2) No132499.3
TOTAL1333100.0
5) Do you belong to or attend in person, watch on television, listen on radio, or receive literature from any evangelical church or preacher? - Belong to/attend church in person (RLGINFBG)
TOTAL%
1) Yes14718.1
2) No66481.9
Missing522 
TOTAL811100.0
6) Do you belong to or attend in person, watch on television, listen on radio, or receive literature from any evangelical church or preacher? - Watch on television (RLGINFTV)
TOTAL%
1) Yes15619.2
2) No65580.8
Missing522 
TOTAL811100.0
7) Do you belong to or attend in person, watch on television, listen on radio, or receive literature from any evangelical church or preacher? - Listen on radio (RLGINFRD)
TOTAL%
1) Yes739.0
2) No73891.0
Missing522 
TOTAL811100.0
8) Do you belong to or attend in person, watch on television, listen on radio, or receive literature from any evangelical church or preacher? - Receive literature (RLGINFLT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes16520.3
2) No64679.7
Missing522 
TOTAL811100.0
9) Do you belong to or attend in person, watch on television, listen on radio, or receive literature from any evangelical church or preacher? -Do not do these things (RLGINFNT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes50762.5
2) No30437.5
Missing522 
TOTAL811100.0
10) Do you belong to or attend in person, watch on television, listen on radio, or receive literature from any evangelical church or preacher? -Not sure (RLGINFNS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes101.2
2) No80198.8
Missing522 
TOTAL811100.0
11) What country or countries were your grandparents born in? - U.S.A. (GPCTRYUS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes83162.3
2) No50237.7
TOTAL1333100.0
12) What country or countries were your grandparents born in? - French Canadian (GPCTRYFC)
TOTAL%
1) Yes151.1
2) No131898.9
TOTAL1333100.0
13) What country or countries were your grandparents born in? - Other Canadian (GPCTRYC)
TOTAL%
1) Yes171.3
2) No131698.7
TOTAL1333100.0
14) What country or countries were your grandparents born in? - Puerto Rico (GPCTRYPR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes20.2
2) No133199.8
TOTAL1333100.0
15) What country or countries were your grandparents born in? - Mexico (GPCTRYMX)
TOTAL%
1) Yes251.9
2) No130898.1
TOTAL1333100.0
16) What country or countries were your grandparents born in? - Other Caribbean (GPCTRYOC)
TOTAL%
1) Yes50.4
2) No132899.6
TOTAL1333100.0
17) What country or countries were your grandparents born in? - Other Latin and South America (GPCTRYSA)
TOTAL%
1) Yes50.4
2) No132899.6
TOTAL1333100.0
18) What country or countries were your grandparents born in? - Ireland (GPCTRYIR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes977.3
2) No123692.7
TOTAL1333100.0
19) What country or countries were your grandparents born in? - England or Scotland (GPCTRYED)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1138.5
2) No122091.5
TOTAL1333100.0
20) What country or countries were your grandparents born in? - Scandinavia (GPCTRYSV)
TOTAL%
1) Yes493.7
2) No128496.3
TOTAL1333100.0
21) What country or countries were your grandparents born in? - Germany (GPCTRYGR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes15911.9
2) No117488.1
TOTAL1333100.0
22) What country or countries were your grandparents born in? - France (GPCTRYFR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes302.3
2) No130397.7
TOTAL1333100.0
23) What country or countries were your grandparents born in? - Italy (GPCTRYIT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes745.6
2) No125994.4
TOTAL1333100.0
24) What country or countries were your grandparents born in? - Spain or Portugal (GPCTRYSP)
TOTAL%
1) Yes151.1
2) No131898.9
TOTAL1333100.0
25) What country or countries were your grandparents born in? - Other Western Europe (specify) (GPCTRYOW)
TOTAL%
1) Yes433.2
2) No129096.8
TOTAL1333100.0
26) What country or countries were your grandparents born in? - Austria or Hungary (GPCTRYAU)
TOTAL%
1) Yes241.8
2) No130998.2
TOTAL1333100.0
27) What country or countries were your grandparents born in? - Poland (GPCTRYPL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes614.6
2) No127295.4
TOTAL1333100.0
28) What country or countries were your grandparents born in? - Russia (GPCTRYRS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes352.6
2) No129897.4
TOTAL1333100.0
29) What country or countries were your grandparents born in? - Other Eastern Europe (specify) (GPCTRYOE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes362.7
2) No129797.3
TOTAL1333100.0
30) What country or countries were your grandparents born in? - Japan (GPCTRYJP)
TOTAL%
1) Yes20.2
2) No133199.8
TOTAL1333100.0
31) What country or countries were your grandparents born in? - Other Asia (specify) (GPCTRYAS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes40.3
2) No132999.7
TOTAL1333100.0
32) What country or countries were your grandparents born in? - Africa (GPCTRYAF)
TOTAL%
1) Yes10.1
2) No133299.9
TOTAL1333100.0
33) What country or countries were your grandparents born in? - Other (specify) (GPCTRYOT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes60.5
2) No132799.5
TOTAL1333100.0
34) What country or countries were your grandparents born in? - Not sure (GPCTRYNS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes181.4
2) No131598.6
TOTAL1333100.0
35) Region (REGION)
TOTAL%
1) East795.9
2) East25118.8
3) South25018.8
4) South13910.4
5) Midwest25719.3
6) Midwest1017.6
7) West644.8
8) West19214.4
TOTAL1333100.0
36) Size of place (SIZEPLAC)
TOTAL%
1) Central city41030.8
2) Rest of metropolitan area61346.0
3) Outside metropolitan area31023.3
TOTAL1333100.0
37) Respondent sex (RESPSEX)
TOTAL%
1) Male62246.7
2) Female71153.3
TOTAL1333100.0
38) Interviewer sex (INTRSEX)
TOTAL%
1) Male78959.4
2) Female54040.6
Missing4 
TOTAL1329100.0
39) In 1982, in the race for Congress here in this district, did you vote, or didn't you get around to voting when less than half the voters came out to vote? (VTECNGRS)
TOTAL%
1) Voted91568.6
2) Didn't vote34525.9
3) Not old enough to vote141.1
4) Not sure594.4
TOTAL1333100.0
40) Regardless of how you may vote, what do you usually consider yourself - a Republican, a Democrat, an Independent, or what? (PRTYAFFL)
TOTAL%
1) Republican43933.0
2) Democrat55141.4
3) Independent27820.9
4) Other (voluntary)292.2
5) Not sure352.6
Missing1 
TOTAL1332100.0
41) Are you 18 to 21 years of age? (AGE18T21)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1057.9
2) No122792.1
Missing1 
TOTAL1332100.0
42) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE WHO WERE NOT 18 TO 21 YEARS OF AGE: Did you vote in the election for president in 1980 when Carter and Reagan ran, or didn't you get around to voting back then when just over half the voters came out to vote? (VOTE1980)
TOTAL%
1) Voted116294.9
2) Didn't vote584.7
3) Not sure50.4
Missing108 
TOTAL1225100.0
43) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE WHO ARE 18 TO 21 YEARS OF AGE AND OF THOSE WHO VOTED IN THE ELECTION FOR PRESIDENT IN 1980 WHEN CARTER AND REAGAN RAN: Are you registered or not so that you could vote if you wanted to in this presidential election on November 6th? That is, are you eligible or not so that you could vote if you wanted to? (RGSTVOTE)
TOTAL%
1) Registered/eligible132699.8
2) Not registered/not eligible20.2
Missing5 
TOTAL1328100.0
44) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE WHO WERE REGISTERED/ELIGIBLE SO THAT THEY COULD VOTE IF THEY WANTED TO IN THIS PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION ON NOVEMBER 6TH: If the presidential election were held right now, how likely do you think you would be to vote? Would you say you are absolutely certain, to vote, quite certain to vote, that you would probably vote, that you would probably not vote, or that you would certainly not vote? (PROBVOTE)
TOTAL%
1) Absolutely certain to vote109882.8
2) Quite certain to vote22817.2
Missing7 
TOTAL1326100.0
45) What type of work does the main wage earner of this household do? (TYPEWORK)
TOTAL%
1) Professional26920.6
2) Manager, official1299.9
3) Proprietor (small business)796.0
4) Clerical worker725.5
5) Sales worker765.8
6) Skilled craftsman, foreman15411.8
7) Operative, unskilled laborer (except farm13610.4
8) Service worker554.2
9) Farmer, farm manager, farm laborer141.1
10) Student131.0
11) Housewife40.3
12) Military service161.2
13) Unemployed120.9
14) Retired25219.3
15) Welfare20.2
16) Disabled141.1
17) Other (specify)50.4
18) Not Sure60.5
Missing25 
TOTAL1308100.0
46) How old are you? (If hesitant, read list) (AGE)
TOTAL%
1) 18 to 20534.0
2) 21 to 241017.6
3) 25 to 291329.9
4) 30 to 3418313.7
5) 35 to 3914510.9
6) 40 to 441259.4
7) 45 to 491057.9
8) 50 to 6428721.5
9) 65 and over20215.2
TOTAL1333100.0
47) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE WHO VOTED IN THE 1980 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION: Back in 1980, did you vote for Ronald Reagan the Republican, for Jimmy Carter the Democrat, or for John Anderson? (VTPRTY80)
TOTAL%
1) Reagan63354.8
2) Carter40034.6
3) Anderson776.7
4) Other (voluntary)161.4
5) Not sure292.5
Missing178 
TOTAL1155100.0
48) What is the last year of school you have completed? (EDULEVL)
TOTAL%
1) Less than high school (grades 1-11)13910.4
2) High school graduate (grade 12)41531.1
3) Some college (grades 13-15)34525.9
4) College graduate (grade 16)27220.4
5) Postgraduate (grades 17 and over)16212.2
TOTAL1333100.0
49) With which religious group do you identify? Would you describe yourself as Protestant, Catholic, Jewish, or what? (RELIGION)
TOTAL%
1) Protestant81161.0
2) Catholic36027.1
3) Jewish453.4
4) Other (specify)392.9
5) None (voluntary)614.6
6) Not sure131.0
Missing4 
TOTAL1329100.0
50) ASKED OF THOSE WHO DESCRIBED THE RELIGIOUS GROUP THEY IDENTIFIED WITH AS PROTESTANT: Which denomination is that? (DENOMINT)
TOTAL%
1) Baptist23429.5
2) Methodist14418.1
3) Presbyterian8410.6
4) Congregational212.6
5) Lutheran8811.1
6) Episcopalian435.4
7) Mormon151.9
8) Other (Specify)14518.3
9) Not sure202.5
Missing539 
TOTAL794100.0
51) How would you describe your own personal political philosophy - - conservative, middle-of-the-road, or liberal? (PLTPHLY)
TOTAL%
1) Conservative49937.4
2) Middle-of-the-road57242.9
3) Liberal22316.7
4) Not sure392.9
TOTAL1333100.0
52) Which of the following income categories best describes your total 1983 household income? Was it (read list)? Total household income before taxes from all sources. (INCOME)
TOTAL%
1) $7,500 or less1118.4
2) $7,501 to $15,00019214.5
3) $15,001 to $25,00030022.7
4) $25,001 to $35,00028421.5
5) $35,001 to $50,00021216.0
6) $50,001 or over15311.6
7) Not sure725.4
Missing9 
TOTAL1324100.0
53) Are you of Hispanic origin or descent, or not? (HISPANIC)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, of Hispanic origin685.1
2) No, not of Hispanic origin124993.9
3) Not sure131.0
Missing3 
TOTAL1330100.0
54) Do you consider yourself white, black, oriental or what? (WTBLKASN)
TOTAL%
1) White119790.0
2) Black977.3
3) Oriental/Asian or Pacific Islander90.7
4) American Indian or Alaskan native80.6
5) Not sure191.4
Missing3 
TOTAL1330100.0
55) Do you agree or disagree that Walter Mondale tends to be too cautious and vague about what he really stands for on the important issues? (MNDLCAUT)
TOTAL%
1) Agree71153.7
2) Disagree43032.5
3) Not sure18313.8
Missing9 
TOTAL1324100.0
56) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE WHO AGREED THAT WALTER MONDALE TENDS TO BE TOO CAUTIOUS AND VAGUE ABOUT WHAT HE REALLY STANDS FOR ON THE IMPORTANT ISSUES: Does your feeling that Mondale tends to be too cautious and vague on where he stands that you certainly would not vote for him in this year's presidential election, probably would not vote for him, or could you still vote for him? (MNDLVTCT)
TOTAL%
1) Certainly would not vote for him37152.3
2) Probably would not vote for him13118.5
3) Could still vote for him19126.9
4) Not sure162.3
Missing624 
TOTAL709100.0
57) Many of those who favor women's rights favor the Equal Rights Amendment to the Constitution. Those who favor the ERA argue that, unless it is passed, women will continue to receive lower pay for the same work, receive fewer promotions to better jobs, and be discriminated against financially. Opponents argue that the special laws that now exist to protect women are sufficient and no new law is needed. Do you strongly favor, somewhat favor, somewhat oppose, or strongly oppose the Equal Rights Amendment? (ERAFAVOR)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly favor37128.0
2) Somewhat favor45934.6
3) Somewhat oppose21616.3
4) Strongly oppose21916.5
5) Not sure614.6
Missing7 
TOTAL1326100.0
58) ASKED OF THOSE WHO SAID THEY STRONGLY FAVOR OR SOMEWHAT FAVOR THE EQUAL RIGHTS AMENDMENT: As you may know, President Reagan is opposed to passage of the ERA. Does his opposition to the Equal Rights Amendment mean that you certainly would not vote for him, probably would not vote for him, or could you still vote for him? (RGNERAVT)
TOTAL%
1) Certainly would not vote for him24930.0
2) Probably would not vote for him11814.2
3) Could still vote for him43953.0
4) Not sure232.8
Missing504 
TOTAL829100.0
59) Do you agree or disagree with this statement about Walter Mondale: He tries to appeal to too many special-interest groups such as labor union leaders, women's groups, minority groups, and others. (MDLSPINT)
TOTAL%
1) Agree80060.3
2) Disagree40830.8
3) Not sure1188.9
Missing7 
TOTAL1326100.0
60) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE WHO AGREED THAT WALTER MONDALE TRIES TO APPEAL TO TOO MANY SPECIAL-INTEREST GROUPS SUCH AS LABOR UNION LEADERS, WOMEN'S GROUPS, MINORITY GROUPS, AND OTHERS: Does your feeling that Mondale tries to appeal to too many special-interest groups mean that you certainly would not vote for him, probably would not vote for him, or could you still vote for him? (MDLSPIVT)
TOTAL%
1) Certainly would not vote for him38147.6
2) Probably would not vote for him16620.8
3) Could still vote for him22928.6
4) Not sure243.0
Missing533 
TOTAL800100.0
61) Do you agree or disagree that under the Reagan Administration the elderly, the poor, and the handicapped have been especially hard hit, while the rich and big business have been much better off? (RGNBIGBS)
TOTAL%
1) Agree73855.7
2) Disagree53240.1
3) Not sue564.2
Missing7 
TOTAL1326100.0
62) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE WHO AGREE THAT UNDER THE REAGAN ADMINISTRATION THE ELDERLY, THE POOR, AND THE HANDICAPPED HAVE BEEN ESPECIALLY HARD HIT, WHILE THE RICH AND BIG BUSINESS HAVE BEEN MUCH BETTER OFF: Does your feeling that under Reagan the poor have been especially hard hit while the rich have been better off mean that you certainly would not vote for him, probably would not vote for him, could you still vote for him? (RGNRCHVT)
TOTAL%
1) Certainly would not vote for him33745.6
2) Probably would not vote for him14319.4
3) Could still vote for him23431.7
4) Not sure253.4
Missing594 
TOTAL739100.0
63) Do you agree or disagree that Walter Mondale is too liberal, especially in favoring too much government spending? (MNDLLIBL)
TOTAL%
1) Agree66450.1
2) Disagree48536.6
3) Not sure17713.3
Missing7 
TOTAL1326100.0
64) ASKED OF THOSE WHO AGREE THAT WALTER MONDALE IS TOO LIBERAL, ESPECIALLY IN FAVORING TOO MUCH GOVERNMENT SPENDING: Does your feeling that Mondale is too liberal, especially in favoring too much government spending, mean that you certainly would not vote for him, probably would not vote or him, or could you still vote for him? (MNDLIBVT)
TOTAL%
1) Certainly would not vote for him36855.4
2) Probably would not vote for him15623.5
3) Could still vote for him13520.3
4) Not sure50.8
Missing669 
TOTAL664100.0
65) Would you favor or oppose Congress passing a resolution that would call upon the United States to negotiate a nuclear freeze agreement with the Soviet Union under which both sides would ban the future production, storage, and use of their nuclear weapons? (CNGNUCLR)
TOTAL%
1) Favor92069.4
2) Oppose31023.4
3) Not sure967.2
Missing7 
TOTAL1326100.0
66) ASKED OF THOSE WHO FAVOR CONGRESS PASSING A RESOLUTION THAT WOULD CALL UPON THE UNITED STATES TO NEGOTIATE A NUCLEAR FREEZE AGREEMENT WITH THE SOVIET UNION: As you may know, President Reagan is opposed to Congress passing a nuclear freeze resolution. Does his opposition to nuclear freeze mean that you certainly would not vote for him, probably would not vote for him, or could you still vote for him? (RGNNCLVT)
TOTAL%
1) Certainly would not vote for him26128.3
2) Probably would not vote for him13915.1
3) Could still vote for him50554.8
4) Not sure161.7
Missing412 
TOTAL921100.0
67) Now this November, the choice is between Ronald Reagan and George Bush for the Republicans, and Walter Mondale and Geraldine Ferraro for he Democrats. If you had to choose, would you vote for Reagan and Bush, the Republicans, or Mondale and Ferraro, the Democrats? (VTRGNMND)
TOTAL%
1) Reagan-Bush73055.1
2) Mondale-Ferraro46835.3
3) Not sure1269.5
Missing9 
TOTAL1324100.0
68) ASKED OF THOSE WHO WERE NOT SURE IF THEY WOULD VOTE FOR REAGAN-BUSH OR MONDALE-FERRARO IN THE NOVEMBER ELECTION: Well, if you had to say, would you lean toward the Republican ticket of Reagan and Bush or toward the Democratic ticket of Mondale and Ferraro? (VTREPDEM)
TOTAL%
1) Reagan-Bush4132.8
2) Mondale-Ferraro4334.4
3) Not sure4132.8
Missing1208 
TOTAL125100.0
69) Today, there are evangelical preachers and some Catholic bishops in the country who have become involved in politics. They have a whole series of laws they want to see passed. Do you think it is fitting and proper or not for such religious leaders to urge members of their churches to vote for candidates who follow their stands on a constitutional amendment to ban abortions? (CHVTABOR)
TOTAL%
1) Fitting and proper36327.4
2) Not fitting and proper90768.4
3) Not sure564.2
Missing7 
TOTAL1326100.0
70) Today, there are evangelical preachers and some Catholic bishops in the country who have become involved in politics. They have a whole series of laws they want to see passed. Do you think it is fitting and proper or not for such religious leaders to urge members of their churches to vote for candidates who follow their stands on a constitutional amendment to require daily prayer to be recited in public school classrooms? (CHVTPRAY)
TOTAL%
1) Fitting and proper42331.9
2) Not fitting and proper83663.0
3) Not sure675.1
Missing7 
TOTAL1326100.0
71) As far as you personally are concerned, do you favor or oppose a constitutional amendment to ban abortions? (ABORTFAV)
TOTAL%
1) Favor37928.6
2) Oppose83362.9
3) Not sure1128.5
Missing9 
TOTAL1324100.0
72) As far as you personally are concerned, do you favor or oppose a constitutional amendment to require daily prayer to public school classrooms? (PRAYFAV)
TOTAL%
1) Favor48136.3
2) Oppose77758.7
3) Not sure665.0
Missing9 
TOTAL1324100.0
73) Now here is what this question comes down to - - the difference between churches taking a stand on an issue such as abortion and prayer, on the one hand, and urging their church members to vote for candidates who follow their church stands, on the other. Do you think it is fitting and proper or not for religious leaders to take stands on issues such as banning abortion ad requiring school prayer (STDPRYAB)
TOTAL%
1) Fitting and proper69752.6
2) Not fitting and proper58544.1
3) Not sure443.3
Missing7 
TOTAL1326100.0
74) Now here is what this question comes down to - - the difference between churches taking a stand on an issue such as abortion and prayer, on the one hand, and urging their church members to vote for candidates who follow their church stands, on the other. Do you think it is fitting and proper or not for religious leaders to urge their church members to vote for specific candidates who follow their stands on issues such as banning abortion and requiring school prayer? (VTPRYAB)
TOTAL%
1) Fitting and proper36327.4
2) Not fitting and proper93170.2
3) Not sure322.4
Missing7 
TOTAL1326100.0
75) Do you agree or disagree: The country is in such bad moral shape that Catholic bishops and evangelical preachers should make banning abortion and requiring school prayer major political issues that decide the election of 1984. (CATHBISH)
TOTAL%
1) Agree19414.6
2) Disagree106980.7
3) Not sure624.7
Missing8 
TOTAL1325100.0
76) Do you agree or disagree: The Reverend Jerry Falwell and evangelicals like him are dangerous because they keep talking and preaching about how they are going to change the values in America through politics. (JERYFAWL)
TOTAL%
1) Agree52239.4
2) Disagree73155.2
3) Not sure725.4
Missing8 
TOTAL1325100.0
77) Do you agree or disagree: The Moral Majority preachers and Catholic bishops must educate people on their churches' point of view on issues like abortions and school prayer, even if this means getting churches involved in politics. (ABRTPRAY)
TOTAL%
1) Agree44533.7
2) Disagree81161.3
3) Not sure665.0
Missing11 
TOTAL1322100.0
78) Do you agree or disagree: Catholic bishops such as John J. O'Connor of New York and Bernard Shaw of Boston have overstepped their bounds in attacking Geraldine Ferraro and Governor Mario Cuomo on their stands on abortion. (CNNRLAW)
TOTAL%
1) Agree66850.5
2) Disagree46735.3
3) Not sure18914.3
Missing9 
TOTAL1324100.0
79) Do you agree or disagree: President Reagan was right in his Dallas speech when he suggested that instead of separating religion from politics, it is better to bring religion closer to politics and government closer to religion. (RGNRELG)
TOTAL%
1) Agree52139.3
2) Disagree72254.5
3) Not sure826.2
Missing8 
TOTAL1325100.0
80) Do you agree or disagree: From what I've seen and heard, I worry that Moral Majority preachers, such as Reverend Jerry Falwell, who are campaigning in their churches for Reagan, will have too much influence in the next Reagan administration. (MRLPRECH)
TOTAL%
1) Agree52939.9
2) Disagree71554.0
3) Not sure816.1
Missing8 
TOTAL1325100.0
81) All in all, do you feel positive or negative about the Reverend Jerry Falwell's efforts to get the president re-elected? (ELCTRGN)
TOTAL%
1) Positive30523.0
2) Negative80861.0
3) Not sure21115.9
Missing9 
TOTAL1324100.0
82) All in all, do you feel positive or negative about Archbishop John J. O'Connor urging Catholics to vote against candidates who are opposed to banning abortions? (VTBNABRT)
TOTAL%
1) Positive29021.9
2) Negative90568.4
3) Not sure1289.7
Missing10 
TOTAL1323100.0
83) Now I want to ask you about some highlights of President Reagan's record in the White House. If you have to say, would you say that policy has been a failure or success. -Enforcement and strengthening of controls on air and water pollution and toxic waste. (POLLUTIN)
TOTAL%
1) Failure66950.6
2) Success43733.1
3) Neither413.1
4) Not sure17413.2
Missing12 
TOTAL1321100.0
84) Now I want to ask you about some highlights of President Reagan's record in the White House. If you have to say, would you say that policy has been a failure or success. -The invasion of Grenada. (GRENADA)
TOTAL%
1) Failure40930.9
2) Success79359.9
3) Neither201.5
4) Not sure1017.6
Missing10 
TOTAL1323100.0
85) Now I want to ask you about some highlights of President Reagan's record in the White House. If you have to say, would you say that policy has been a failure or success. -Efforts to cut spending and balance the federal budget. (BLNBUDGT)
TOTAL%
1) Failure75156.8
2) Success48136.4
3) Neither312.3
4) Not sure604.5
Missing10 
TOTAL1323100.0
86) Now I want to ask you about some highlights of President Reagan's record in the White House. If you have to say, would you say that policy has been a failure or success. -Efforts to get the Russians to agree to nuclear arms reduction. (NCLRRDCT)
TOTAL%
1) Failure93870.9
2) Success24218.3
3) Neither352.6
4) Not sure1088.2
Missing10 
TOTAL1323100.0
87) Now I want to ask you about some highlights of President Reagan's record in the White House. If you have to say, would you say that policy has been a failure or success. -Getting the rate of inflation down to reasonable rates. (INFLATIN)
TOTAL%
1) Failure33625.4
2) Success93170.3
3) Neither191.4
4) Not sure382.9
Missing9 
TOTAL1324100.0
88) Now I want to ask you about some highlights of President Reagan's record in the White House. If you have to say, would you say that policy has been a failure or success. -Helping those hardest hit by hard times. (HRDTIMES)
TOTAL%
1) Failure73255.4
2) Success48236.5
3) Neither251.9
4) Not sure836.3
Missing11 
TOTAL1322100.0
89) Now I want to ask you about some highlights of President Reagan's record in the White House. If you have to say, would you say that policy has been a failure or success. -Reducing the rate of unemployment to reasonable levels. (RTUNEMNT)
TOTAL%
1) Failure47135.6
2) Success78959.7
3) Neither221.7
4) Not sure403.0
Missing11 
TOTAL1322100.0
90) Now I want to ask you about some highlights of President Reagan's record in the White House. If you have to say, would you say that policy has been a failure or success. -Controlling defense spending. (DEFENSE)
TOTAL%
1) Failure76758.0
2) Success43532.9
3) Neither231.7
4) Not sure987.4
Missing10 
TOTAL1323100.0
91) Now I want to ask you about some highlights of President Reagan's record in the White House. If you have to say, would you say that policy has been a failure or success. -Building up respect for the U.S. in the world by increasing defense spending. (INDFNSPD)
TOTAL%
1) Failure51739.0
2) Success68051.4
3) Neither221.7
4) Not sure1057.9
Missing9 
TOTAL1324100.0
92) Now I want to ask you about some highlights of President Reagan's record in the White House. If you have to say, would you say that policy has been a failure or success. -Sending economic and military aid to El Salvador, backing the rebels in Nicaragua by mining harbors there, and sending U.S. troops on maneuvers in Central America as the way to stop the communists in that region. (STPCMNST)
TOTAL%
1) Failure68051.4
2) Success47636.0
3) Neither292.2
4) Not sure13910.5
Missing9 
TOTAL1324100.0
93) All in all, as far as his record is concerned, do you think President Reagan has had more failures or more successes? (RGNRCRD)
TOTAL%
1) Most failures49837.6
2) More successes75056.7
3) Not sure755.7
Missing10 
TOTAL1323100.0
94) Now this November, the choice is between Ronald Reagan and George Bush for the Republicans, and Walter Mondale and Geraldine Ferraro for the Democrats. If you had to choose, would you vote for Reagan and Bush, the Republicans, or Mondale and Ferraro, the Democrats? (TRGNMDL)
TOTAL%
1) Reagan-Bush74556.4
2) Mondale-Ferraro48436.6
3) Not sure927.0
Missing12 
TOTAL1321100.0
95) ASKED OF THOSE WHO ANSWERED THEY WERE NOT SURE IF THEY WOULD VOTE FOR RONALD REAGAN AND GEORGE BUSH, THE REPUBLICANS, OR MONDALE AND FERRARO, THE DEMOCRATS: Well if you had to say, would you lean toward the Republican ticket of Reagan and Bush or toward the Democratic ticket of Mondale and Ferraro? (LEANVTPT)
TOTAL%
1) Reagan-Bush3032.6
2) Mondale-Ferraro2628.3
3) Not sure3639.1
Missing1241 
TOTAL92100.0
96) Does your having to choose between Mondale-Ferraro and Reagan-Bush in the presidential election make you fell very satisfied, somewhat satisfied, somewhat unsatisfied, or very satisfied? (SATSFYVT)
TOTAL%
1) Very satisfied45234.2
2) Somewhat satisfied50638.2
3) Somewhat unsatisfied24118.2
4) Very unsatisfied987.4
5) Not sure262.0
Missing10 
TOTAL1323100.0
97) Now, if you could vote just for vice president, would you vote for George Bush, the Republican, or Geraldine Ferraro, the Democrat? (VTVCPRES)
TOTAL%
1) Bush70753.6
2) Ferraro52840.0
3) Not sure856.4
Missing13 
TOTAL1320100.0
98) ANSWERED OF THOSE WHO WHERE NOT SURE IF THEY WOULD VOTE FOR GEORGE BUSH, THE REPUBLICAN, OR GERALDINE FERRARO, THE DEMOCRAT IF THEY COULD VOTE FOR JUST VICE PRESIDENT: Well, if you had to say for vice president, would you lean toward Bush the Republican or Ferraro the Democrat? (LEANVTVP)
TOTAL%
1) Bush2631.0
2) Ferraro2125.0
3) Not sure3744.0
Missing1249 
TOTAL84100.0
99) If you had to choose, who as president could do a better job on keeping inflation under control, Ronald Reagan the Republican or Walter Mondale the Democrat? (BTRJBINF)
TOTAL%
1) Reagan84263.5
2) Mondale36527.5
3) Neither292.2
4) Not sure896.7
Missing8 
TOTAL1325100.0
100) If you had to choose, who as president could do a better job on giving women a better break, Ronald Reagan the Republican or Walter Mondale the Democrat? (BTRJBWMN)
TOTAL%
1) Reagan44833.8
2) Mondale72754.9
3) Neither423.2
4) Not sure1088.2
Missing8 
TOTAL1325100.0
101) If you had to choose, who as president could do a better job on controlling the nuclear arms race, Ronald Reagan the Republican or Walter Mondale the Democrat? (BTRJBNCL)
TOTAL%
1) Reagan64548.7
2) Mondale52339.5
3) Neither372.8
4) Not sure1209.1
Missing8 
TOTAL1325100.0
102) If you had to choose, who as president could do a better job on balancing the federal budget, Ronald Reagan the Republican or Walter Mondale the Democrat? (BTRJBBGT)
TOTAL%
1) Reagan70253.0
2) Mondale44533.6
3) Neither826.2
4) Not sure957.2
Missing9 
TOTAL1324100.0
103) If you had to choose, who as president could do a better job on keeping religion out of politics, Ronald Reagan the Republican or Walter Mondale the Democrat? (BTRJBRLG)
TOTAL%
1) Reagan32924.8
2) Mondale79359.8
3) Neither614.6
4) Not sure14210.7
Missing8 
TOTAL1325100.0
104) If you had to choose, who as president could do a better job on helping the elderly and the poor get a better break, Ronald Reagan the Republican or Walter Mondale the Democrat? (BTRJBELD)
TOTAL%
1) Reagan45134.0
2) Mondale76657.8
3) Neither352.6
4) Not sure735.5
Missing8 
TOTAL1325100.0
105) If you had to choose, who as president could do a better job on restoring respect for America in the world, Ronald Reagan the Republican or Walter Mondale the Democrat? (BTRJBRPT)
TOTAL%
1) Reagan79660.1
2) Mondale41631.4
3) Neither352.6
4) Not sure785.9
Missing8 
TOTAL1325100.0
106) If you had to choose, who as president could do a better job on inspiring confidence in the White House, Ronald Reagan the Republican or Walter Mondale the Democrat? (BTRJBCFD)
TOTAL%
1) Reagan82762.4
2) Mondale39629.9
3) Neither392.9
4) Not sure634.8
Missing8 
TOTAL1325100.0
107) Now in the race for Congress here in this district next November, if you had to choose right now, would you vote for the Republican or the Democratic candidate for Congress? (VTCNGPTY)
TOTAL%
1) Republican51739.2
2) Democrat56442.7
3) Other90.7
4) Not sure23017.4
Missing13 
TOTAL1320100.0
108) ASKED OF THOSE WHO SAID THEY WERE NOT SURE IN THE RACE FOR CONGRESS HERE IN THIS DISTRICT NEXT NOVEMBER, IF YOU HAD TO CHOOSE RIGHT NOW WOULD VOTE FOR THE REPUBLICAN OR THE DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATE FOR CONGRESS: Well, if you had to say right now, would you lean toward the Republican or the Democratic candidate for Congress in this district? (LNCNGPTY)
TOTAL%
1) Republican7734.7
2) Democratic4922.1
3) Other41.8
4) Not sure9241.4
Missing1111 
TOTAL222100.0
109) ASKED IF A U.S. SENATE RACE IN STATE: In the election for U.S. senator in this state in 1984, if you had to say, would you vote for Republican or the Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate? (VTSNTPTY)
TOTAL%
1) Republican29142.1
2) Democratic33648.6
3) Other40.6
4) Not sure618.8
Missing641 
TOTAL692100.0
110) ASKED IF A U.S. SENATE RACE IN STATE AND OF THOSE WHO WERE NOT SURE IN THE ELECTION FOR U.S. SENATOR IN THIS STATE IN 1984, IF YOU HAD TO SAY, WOULD YOU VOTE FOR THE REPUBLICAN OR THE DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATE FOR THE U.S. SENATE: Well, if you had to say, would you lean toward the Republican or the Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate for this state? (LNSNTPTY)
TOTAL%
1) Republican2033.3
2) Democratic1016.7
4) Not sure3050.0
Missing1273 
TOTAL60100.0
111) Now, if you had to choose, which do you feel would do a better job on balancing the federal budget, a Republican - or Democratic - controlled Congress? (CBJBFBGT)
TOTAL%
1) Republican-controlled Congress69052.2
2) Democratic-controlled Congress48736.8
3) Not sure14611.0
Missing10 
TOTAL1323100.0
112) Now, if you had to choose, which do you feel would do a better job on controlling the nuclear arms race, a Republican - or Democratic - controlled Congress? (CBJBNCLA)
TOTAL%
1) Republican-controlled Congress54941.4
2) Democratic-controlled Congress62146.8
3) Not sure15611.8
Missing7 
TOTAL1326100.0
113) Now, if you had to choose, which do you feel would do a better job on helping the elderly and the poor get a better break, a Republican - or Democratic - controlled Congress? (CBJBELD)
TOTAL%
1) Republican-controlled Congress39529.8
2) Democratic-controlled Congress83162.8
3) Not sure987.4
Missing9 
TOTAL1324100.0
114) Now, if you had to choose, which do you feel would do a better job on keeping inflation under control, a Republican - or Democratic - controlled Congress? (CBJBINFL)
TOTAL%
1) Republican-controlled Congress79059.7
2) Democratic-controlled Congress41431.3
3) Not sure1209.1
Missing9 
TOTAL1324100.0
115) Now, if you had to choose, which do you feel would do a better job on giving women a better break, a Republican - or Democratic - controlled Congress? (CBJBWOMN)
TOTAL%
1) Republican-controlled Congress38529.1
2) Democratic-controlled Congress76958.0
3) Not sure17112.9
Missing8 
TOTAL1325100.0
116) Now, if you had to choose, which do you feel would do a better job on keeping religion out of politics, a Republican - or Democratic - controlled Congress? (CBJBRLGN)
TOTAL%
1) Republican-controlled Congress34526.0
2) Democratic-controlled Congress76657.8
3) Not sure21516.2
Missing7 
TOTAL1326100.0
117) Now, if you had to choose, which do you feel would do a better job restoring respect for America in the world, a Republican - or Democratic - controlled Congress? (CBJBRPT)
TOTAL%
1) Republican-controlled Congress71053.5
2) Democratic-controlled Congress46535.1
3) Not sure15111.4
Missing7 
TOTAL1326100.0
118) Now in recent years whenever a Republican president has been in the White House, there usually has been a Congress partly or wholly controlled by the Democrats. Do you think it is better or worse for the country to have a president of one party and Congress controlled by the other party, or don't you think it makes much difference? (PTYPRSNG)
TOTAL%
1) Better44633.6
2) Worse35226.5
3) No difference46234.8
4) Not sure665.0
Missing7 
TOTAL1326100.0
119) President Reagan had said that he hasn't been able to get some of his military aid programs, cuts in domestic social programs, and legislation requiring school prayer and a ban on abortion because Democrats control the House of Representatives. Do you think the country would be better off or worse off if the voters gave him a Republican-controlled Congress that would pass nearly everything he wants? (REPBCONG)
TOTAL%
1) Better off41331.1
2) Worse off79059.6
3) Neither392.9
4) Both20.2
5) Not sure826.2
Missing7 
TOTAL1326100.0
120) Now let me ask you to compare the Mondale-Ferraro and Reagan-Bush campaigns on a number of things. If you had to say, who would you say has more convincing TV commercials, Mondale-Ferraro or Reagan-Bush? (CMPNTVCM)
TOTAL%
1) Mondale-Ferraro30823.2
2) Reagan-Bush68651.8
3) Neither886.6
4) Not sure24318.3
Missing8 
TOTAL1325100.0
121) Now let me ask you to compare the Mondale-Ferraro and Reagan-Bush campaigns on a number of things. If you had to say, who would you say has been more willing to talk about the real issues, Mondale-Ferraro or Reagan-Bush? (CMPNISUE)
TOTAL%
1) Mondale-Ferraro64248.4
2) Reagan-Bush46034.7
3) Neither1118.4
4) Not sure1138.5
Missing7 
TOTAL1326100.0
122) Now let me ask you to compare the Mondale-Ferraro and Reagan-Bush campaigns on a number of things. If you had to say, who would you say has sounder judgment about the big issues, Mondale-Ferraro or Reagan-Bush? (CMPNJDGE)
TOTAL%
1) Mondale-Ferraro46335.0
2) Reagan-Bush70152.9
3) Neither483.6
4) Not sure1128.5
Missing9 
TOTAL1324100.0
123) Now let me ask you to compare the Mondale-Ferraro and Reagan-Bush campaigns on a number of things. If you had to say, who would you say has run a more negative campaign, Mondale-Ferraro or Reagan-Bush? (CMPNNGTC)
TOTAL%
1) Mondale-Ferraro76057.4
2) Reagan-Bush34826.3
3) Neither685.1
4) Not sure14911.2
Missing8 
TOTAL1325100.0
124) Now let me ask you to compare the Mondale-Ferraro and Reagan-Bush campaigns on a number of things. If you had to say, who would you say has tried to appeal too much to special interest groups, Mondale-Ferraro or Reagan-Bush? (CMPNSINT)
TOTAL%
1) Mondale-Ferraro85364.4
2) Reagan-Bush27921.1
3) Neither634.8
4) Not sure1299.7
Missing9 
TOTAL1324100.0
125) Now let me ask you to compare the Mondale-Ferraro and Reagan-Bush campaigns on a number of things. If you had to say, who would you say are the better speakers, Mondale-Ferraro or Reagan-Bush? (CMPNSPEK)
TOTAL%
1) Mondale-Ferraro29222.0
2) Reagan-Bush92970.1
3) Neither403.0
4) Not sure654.9
Missing7 
TOTAL1326100.0
126) Now let me ask you to compare the Mondale-Ferraro and Reagan-Bush campaigns on a number of things. If you had to say, who would you say more has the personalities and leadership qualities a presidential ticket should have, Mondale-Ferraro or Reagan-Bush? (CMPNLEDR)
TOTAL%
1) Mondale-Ferraro35626.8
2) Reagan-Bush88566.7
3) Neither262.0
4) Not sure594.4
Missing7 
TOTAL1326100.0
127) Now let me ask you to compare the Mondale-Ferraro and Reagan-Bush campaigns on a number of things. If you had to say, who would you say has contacted you by phone more often, Mondale-Ferraro or Reagan-Bush? (CMPNPHON)
TOTAL%
1) Mondale-Ferraro826.2
2) Reagan-Bush1219.1
3) Neither108181.6
4) Not sure413.1
Missing8 
TOTAL1325100.0
128) Now let me ask you to compare the Mondale-Ferraro and Reagan-Bush campaigns on a number of things. If you had to say, who would you say has sent you more effective campaign literature, Mondale-Ferraro or Reagan-Bush? (CMPNLIT)
TOTAL%
1) Mondale-Ferraro20415.4
2) Reagan-Bush34225.8
3) Neither72154.4
4) Not sure594.4
Missing7 
TOTAL1326100.0
129) Now let me ask you to compare the Mondale-Ferraro and Reagan-Bush campaigns on a number of things. If you had to say, who would you say has run a better-organized campaign, Mondale-Ferraro or Reagan-Bush? (CMPNORGN)
TOTAL%
1) Mondale-Ferraro24518.5
2) Reagan-Bush84063.4
3) Neither513.8
4) Not sure18914.3
Missing8 
TOTAL1325100.0
130) Now let me ask you to compare the Mondale-Ferraro and Reagan-Bush campaigns on a number of things. If you had to say, who would you say has seemed too overconfident, Mondale-Ferraro or Reagan-Bush? (CMPNCNFD)
TOTAL%
1) Mondale-Ferraro32324.4
2) Reagan-Bush69752.6
3) Neither21816.4
4) Not sure886.6
Missing7 
TOTAL1326100.0
131) Now let me ask you to compare the Mondale-Ferraro and Reagan-Bush campaigns on a number of things. If you had to say, who would you say is spending more money to get elected, Mondale-Ferraro or Reagan-Bush? (CMPNMONY)
TOTAL%
1) Mondale-Ferraro39029.4
2) Reagan-Bush55241.6
3) Neither352.6
4) Not sure34926.3
Missing7 
TOTAL1326100.0
132) All in all, would you say there are too many political campaign commercials on television and radio, too few, or about the right number? (AMTPCMPN)
TOTAL%
1) Too many46435.0
2) Too few1118.4
3) About the right number64748.8
4) Not sure1047.8
Missing7 
TOTAL1326100.0
133) Does it worry you or not that campaign commercials on TV make a candidate appear the way the campaign managers want the candidate to look, instead of the way the person really is? (CMPNADS)
TOTAL%
1) Worry69652.5
2) Doesn't worry57443.3
3) Not sure554.2
Missing8 
TOTAL1325100.0
134) If you had a choice, would you prefer more campaign commercials on TV but fewer live debates and live appearances by the candidate, or fewer campaign commercials but more live debates and live appearances by the candidates? (TYPCMPAD)
TOTAL%
1) More commercials, fewer live appearances1057.9
2) Fewer commercials, more live appearances110783.5
3) Neither816.1
4) Not sure332.5
Missing7 
TOTAL1326100.0
135) As you know, the new U.S. embassy in Lebanon was attacked with a terrorist car bomb that killed 8 people and injured 68 people. Do you feel this latest bombing in Lebanon is a very serious setback for the U.S., somewhat serious, not very serious, or no serious at all? (LEBNBOMB)
TOTAL%
1) Very serious setback42532.1
2) Somewhat serious59644.9
3) Not very serious19314.6
4) Not serious at all856.4
5) Not sure272.0
Missing7 
TOTAL1326100.0
136) Before this latest attack on Americans in Lebanon, the old embassy was car-bombed, and 241 American Marines were killed when their barracks were car-bombed Do you feel that the loss of American lives in Lebanon has been worth it or not, considering what has been gained? (LOSLFELB)
TOTAL%
1) Worth it22517.0
2) Not worth it97573.5
3) Not sure1269.5
Missing7 
TOTAL1326100.0
137) All in all, do you feel that President Reagan's policy in Lebanon has been a failure or success? (PLCYLEBN)
TOTAL%
1) Failure83963.4
2) Success27120.5
3) Neither644.8
4) Not sure15011.3
Missing9 
TOTAL1324100.0
138) I-REGION: Region (recoded for use with online analysis) (I-REGION)
TOTAL%
0) East33024.8
1) South38929.2
2) Midwest35826.9
3) West25619.2
TOTAL1333100.0
139) I-AGE: How old are you? (If hesitant, read list) (recoded for use with online analysis) (I-AGE)
TOTAL%
0) 18-2415411.6
1) 25-3431523.6
2) 35-4427020.3
3) 45-6439229.4
4) 65 +20215.2
TOTAL1333100.0
140) I-RELIGION: With which religious group do you identify? Would you describe yourself as Protestant, Catholic, Jewish, or what? (recoded for use with online analysis) (I-RELIGION)
TOTAL%
0) Protestant81161.6
1) Catholic36027.4
2) Jewish453.4
3) Other393.0
4) None614.6
Missing17 
TOTAL1316100.0
141) I-INCOME: Which of the following income categories best describes your total 1983 household income? Was it (read list)? Total household income before taxes from all sources. (recoded for use with online analysis) (I-INCOME)
TOTAL%
0) < 15,00030322.9
1) 15,001-25k58444.1
2) 25,001-50k21216.0
3) > 50,00115311.6
4) Not sure725.4
Missing9 
TOTAL1324100.0
142) I-SEX: Respondent sex (for use with online analysis) (I-SEX)
TOTAL%
1) Male62246.7
2) Female71153.3
TOTAL1333100.0
143) I-EDUCTION: What is the last year of school you have completed? (for use with online analysis) (I-EDUCTION)
TOTAL%
1) Less than high school (grades 1-11)13910.4
2) High school graduate (grade 12)41531.1
3) Some college (grades 13-15)34525.9
4) College graduate (grade 16)27220.4
5) Postgraduate (grades 17 and over)16212.2
TOTAL1333100.0
144) I-RACE: Do you consider yourself white, black, oriental or what? (for use with online analysis) (I-RACE)
TOTAL%
1) White119790.0
2) Black977.3
3) Oriental/Asian or Pacific Islander90.7
4) American Indian or Alaskan native80.6
5) Not sure191.4
Missing3 
TOTAL1330100.0