ABC News/Washington Post Poll: Springtime Politics, 2005

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All frequencies weighted by 108) WEIGHT
1) Respondent number (RESPNO)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL10072868.691730.51
2) Project Number (PROJECT)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL1007117637.000.00
3) Date of Survey (DATE)
TOTAL%
21) April 21, 200530330.1
22) April 22, 200526526.3
23) April 23, 200522021.8
24) April 24, 200521921.7
TOTAL1007100.0
4) Time zone (TZONE)
TOTAL%
1) Eastern44644.3
2) Central33533.3
3) Mountain434.3
4) Pacific18318.2
TOTAL1007100.0
5) Census Region (REG4)
TOTAL%
1) Northeast (Census Division 1,2)18718.6
2) Midwest (Census Division 3,4)23022.8
3) South (Census Division 5,6,7)36436.1
4) West (Census Division 8,9)22622.4
TOTAL1007100.0
6) Census Division (CENSDIV)
TOTAL%
1) New England474.7
2) Middle Atlantic14013.9
3) East North Central15615.5
4) West North Central747.3
5) South Atlantic17117
6) East South Central787.7
7) West South Central11611.5
8) Mountain666.5
9) Pacific16015.9
TOTAL1008100.0
7) ABC State (ABCSTAT)
TOTAL%
1) Alabama242.4
3) Arizona7.7
4) Arkansas101
5) California11811.7
6) Colorado202
7) Connecticut101
8) Delaware1.1
9) District of Columbia1.1
10) Florida393.9
11) Georgia303
13) Idaho4.4
14) Illinois404
15) Indiana212.1
16) Iowa141.4
17) Kansas6.6
18) Kentucky161.6
19) Louisiana222.2
20) Maine6.6
21) Maryland191.9
22) Massachusetts232.3
23) Michigan282.8
24) Minnesota212.1
25) Mississippi131.3
26) Missouri181.8
27) Montana6.6
28) Nebraska5.5
29) Nevada141.4
30) New Hampshire4.4
31) New Jersey252.5
32) New Mexico5.5
33) New York696.9
34) North Carolina252.5
35) North Dakota2.2
36) Ohio404
37) Oklahoma161.6
38) Oregon141.4
39) Pennsylvania454.5
40) Rhode Island2.2
41) South Carolina151.5
42) South Dakota7.7
43) Tennessee252.5
44) Texas676.7
45) Utah101
46) Vermont2.2
47) Virginia282.8
48) Washington292.9
49) West Virginia121.2
50) Wisconsin282.8
TOTAL1006100.0
8) FIPS State Number (FIPSSTAT)
TOTAL%
1) Alabama242.4
4) Arizona7.7
5) Arkansas101
6) California11811.7
8) Colorado202
9) Connecticut101
10) Delaware1.1
11) District of Columbia1.1
12) Florida393.9
13) Georgia303
16) Idaho4.4
17) Illinois404
18) Indiana212.1
19) Iowa141.4
20) Kansas6.6
21) Kentucky161.6
22) Louisiana222.2
23) Maine6.6
24) Maryland191.9
25) Massachusetts232.3
26) Michigan282.8
27) Minnesota212.1
28) Mississippi131.3
29) Missouri181.8
30) Montana6.6
31) Nebraska5.5
32) Nevada141.4
33) New Hampshire4.4
34) New Jersey252.5
35) New Mexico5.5
36) New York696.9
37) North Carolina252.5
38) North Dakota2.2
39) Ohio404
40) Oklahoma161.6
41) Oregon141.4
42) Pennsylvania454.5
44) Rhode Island2.2
45) South Carolina151.5
46) South Dakota7.7
47) Tennessee252.5
48) Texas676.7
49) Utah101
50) Vermont2.2
51) Virginia282.8
53) Washington292.9
54) West Virginia121.2
55) Wisconsin282.8
TOTAL1006100.0
9) Designated Market Area 3 digit code [See summary documentation for category labels] (DMA)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL1007628.74112.86
10) MSAFLAG (MSAFLAG)
TOTAL%
1) MSA77877.3
2) Non-MSA22922.7
TOTAL1007100.0
11) Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL10073378.162921.88
12) CBSA Type (CBSATYPE)
TOTAL%
1) Metropolitan77885.3
2) Micropolitan13414.7
Missing95 
TOTAL912100.0
13) Combined Statistical Area [See summary documentation for category labels] (CSA)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL1007203.39193.03
14) Core Based Statistical Area [See summary documentation for category labels] (CBSA)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL100727657.4413861.63
15) Metropolitan Division [See summary documentation for category labels] (METRODIV)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL10077451.9614276.44
16) FIPS County (FIPS_CNT)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL100728926.9016088.51
17) Zip Code (ZIP)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL100750982.1529405.24
18) Urban, Suburban, Rural (URBAN)
TOTAL%
1) Urban34934.7
2) Suburban42942.6
3) Rural22922.7
TOTAL1007100.0
19) Nielsen Scantrack Market [See summary documentation for category labels] (NIELSEN)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL100760.8560.45
20) Percent Black (PRCNT_BL)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL100710.0315.77
21) Percent Asian (PRCNT_AS)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL10072.474.47
22) Percent Hispanic (PRCNT_HP)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL10076.9911.46
23) Congressional District (CONGDIST)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL10079.5310.23
24) RDD Block Count (BLOCKCNT)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL100733.0712.48
25) Number of times Interviewer tried to call (TIMES)
TOTAL%
1) One time39839.6
2) Two times20720.6
3) Three times15014.9
4) Four times888.7
5) Five times636.3
6) Six times252.5
7) Seven times404
8) Eight times252.5
9) Nine times6.6
10) Ten times4.4
TOTAL1006100.0
26) Phone Type (PHONE_TP)
TOTAL%
0) Unlisted33833.6
1) Listed30029.8
2) Business353.5
3) Protected33433.2
TOTAL1007100.0
27) Gender asked for at intro (QSEX)
TOTAL%
1) Male73472.9
2) Female27327.1
TOTAL1007100.0
28) Do you approve or disapprove of the way George W. Bush is handling his job as president? [If approve: Do you approve strongly or somewhat? If disapprove: Do you disapprove strongly or somewhat?] (BUSH)
TOTAL%
1) Approve Strongly25025
2) Approve Somewhat22022
3) Disapprove Somewhat12512.5
4) Disapprove Strongly37537.5
8) DK/No opinion292.9
Missing7 
TOTAL999100.0
29) Do you approve or disapprove of the way George W. Bush is handling his job as president? (BUSH_NET)
TOTAL%
1) Approve Net47147.1
2) Disapprove Net50050
8) DK/No opinion292.9
Missing7 
TOTAL1000100.0
30) Do you approve or disapprove of the way Bush is handling Social Security? (BUSHSOC)
TOTAL%
1) Approve30830.8
2) Disapprove63763.8
8) DK/No opinion545.4
Missing9 
TOTAL999100.0
31) Do you approve or disapprove of the way Bush is handling the situation in Iraq? (BUSHIRAQ)
TOTAL%
1) Approve42342.2
2) Disapprove56356.1
8) DK/No opinion171.7
Missing4 
TOTAL1003100.0
32) Do you approve or disapprove of the way Bush is handling the economy? (BUSHECON)
TOTAL%
1) Approve39739.6
2) Disapprove57257.1
8) DK/No opinion333.3
Missing5 
TOTAL1002100.0
33) Do you approve or disapprove of the way Bush is handling the US campaign against terrorism? (BUSHTERR)
TOTAL%
1) Approve55655.6
2) Disapprove41541.5
8) DK/No opinion292.9
Missing6 
TOTAL1000100.0
34) Do you approve or disapprove of the way Bush is handling energy policy? (BUSHENER)
TOTAL%
1) Approve35335.4
2) Disapprove54454.5
8) DK/No opinion10110.1
Missing8 
TOTAL998100.0
35) Which of these should be the highest priority for Bush and Congress this year: The U.S. campaign against terrorism, the war in Iraq, the economy and jobs, health care, Social Security or something else? (PRIORITY)
TOTAL%
1) The U.S. campaign against terrorism12512.4
2) The war in Iraq22121.9
3) The economy and jobs32532.2
4) Health care15215.1
5) Social Security10810.7
6) Something else454.5
8) DK/No opinion121.2
50) Immigration/illegal aliens101
51) Education101
Missing1 
TOTAL1008100.0
36) Would you support or oppose a plan in which people who chose to could invest some of their Social Security contributions in the stock market? (SSSTOCK)
TOTAL%
1) Support45445.3
2) Oppose51050.9
8) DK/No opinion383.8
Missing4 
TOTAL1002100.0
37) [IF SSSTOCK = 1] What if that plan also reduced the rate of growth in guaranteed Social Security benefits for future retirees--in that case would you support or oppose it? (SSRATE)
TOTAL%
1) Support25556.4
2) Oppose18641.2
8) DK/No opinion112.4
Missing556 
TOTAL452100.0
38) Who do you trust to do a better job handling Social Security, Bush or the Democrats in Congress? (BETTERSS)
TOTAL%
1) Bush32632.4
2) Democrats50750.4
3) Both equally252.5
4) Neither11211.1
8) DK/No opinion353.5
Missing2 
TOTAL1005100.0
39) On another subject, all in all, considering the costs to the United States versus the benefits to the United States, do you think the war with Iraq was worth fighting, or not? [Do you feel that way strongly or somewhat?] (IRQWORTH)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, worth fighting, Strongly30930.8
2) Yes, worth fighting, Somewhat13213.1
3) No, not worth fighting, Somewhat12012
4) No, not worth fighting, Strongly42642.4
8) DK/No opinion171.7
Missing2 
TOTAL1004100.0
40) On another subject, all in all, considering the costs to the United States versus the benefits to the United States, do you think the war with Iraq was worth fighting, or not? (IRQW_NET)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, worth fighting Net44244
2) No, not worth fighting Net54654.3
8) DK/No opinion171.7
Missing2 
TOTAL1005100.0
41) Do you think the United States has gotten bogged down in Iraq, or do you think the United States is making good progress in Iraq? (IRQPROG)
TOTAL%
1) Has gotten bogged down58157.8
2) Is making good progress39138.9
8) DK/No opinion343.4
Missing1 
TOTAL1006100.0
42) How confident are you that Iraq will have a stable, democratic government a year from now- very confident, somewhat confident, not too confident or not confident at all? (IRQSTABL)
TOTAL%
1) Very confident767.6
2) Somewhat confident31531.3
3) Not too confident28828.6
4) Not confident at all31431.2
8) DK/No opinion131.3
Missing1 
TOTAL1006100.0
43) On another subject, for each group I name, please tell me how confident you are in its ability to respond effectively to a biological or chemical attack in the United States--very confident, somewhat confident, not too confident or not confident at all. The first is the federal government. -How confident are you in the ability of the federal government to respond effectively to a biological or chemical attack? (RESPFED)
TOTAL%
1) Very confident13313.2
2) Somewhat confident52151.8
3) Not too confident22422.3
4) Not confident at all11211.1
8) DK/No opinion161.6
Missing2 
TOTAL1006100.0
44) On another subject, for each group I name, please tell me how confident you are in its ability to respond effectively to a biological or chemical attack in the United States--very confident, somewhat confident, not too confident or not confident at all. How about your local government?--How confident are you in the ability of your local government and police to respond effectively to a biological or chemical attack? (RESPLOC)
TOTAL%
1) Very confident12712.6
2) Somewhat confident44744.4
3) Not too confident25225
4) Not confident at all17417.3
8) DK/No opinion6.6
Missing1 
TOTAL1006100.0
45) On another subject, for each group I name, please tell me how confident you are in its ability to respond effectively to a biological or chemical attack in the United States--very confident, somewhat confident, not too confident or not confident at all. How about your local hospitals and health agencies?--How confident are you in the ability of your local hospitals and health agencies to respond effectively to a biological or chemical attack? (RESPHOSP)
TOTAL%
1) Very confident21921.8
2) Somewhat confident49148.9
3) Not too confident18818.7
4) Not confident at all979.7
8) DK/No opinion101
Missing1 
TOTAL1005100.0
46) Do you think Bush does or does not understand the problems of people like you? (BUSHUND)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, understands40440.2
2) No, does not understand58658.3
8) DK/No opinion161.6
Missing1 
TOTAL1006100.0
47) Do you think Bush does or does not share your values? (BUSHVALS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, does47447.1
2) No, does not51351
8) DK/No opinion191.9
Missing1 
TOTAL1006100.0
48) On another subject, do you favor or oppose the death penalty for persons convicted of murder? (DEATHPEN)
TOTAL%
1) Favor64764.8
2) Oppose29229.2
8) DK/No opinion606
Missing8 
TOTAL999100.0
49) Do you think same-sex couples should be allowed legally to marry, should be allowed legally to form civil unions, but not to marry, or should not be allowed to obtain legal recognition of their relationships? (GAYMAR)
TOTAL%
1) Allowed legally to marry26626.8
2) Allowed legally to form civil unions, but not to marry28929.1
3) Should not be allowed to obtain legal recognition of their relationships39840.1
8) DK/No opinion393.9
Missing14 
TOTAL992100.0
50) Would you support amending the U.S. Constitution to make it against the law for homosexual couples to get married anywhere in the U.S., or should each state make its own laws on homosexual marriage? (GAYAMEND)
TOTAL%
1) Support amending Constitution38939.2
2) Each state should make own laws55155.5
8) DK/No opinion525.2
Missing15 
TOTAL992100.0
51) Do you think abortion should be legal in all cases, legal in most cases, illegal in most cases or illegal in all cases? (ABORTION)
TOTAL%
1) Legal in all cases19919.8
2) Legal in most cases36136
3) Illegal in most cases27427.3
4) Illegal in all cases14414.3
8) DK/No opinion262.6
Missing3 
TOTAL1004100.0
52) Do you think abortion should be legal in all cases, legal in most cases, illegal in most cases or illegal in all cases? (ABORTNET)
TOTAL%
1) Legal Net56055.8
2) Illegal Net41841.6
8) DK/No opinion262.6
Missing3 
TOTAL1004100.0
53) Do you support or oppose embryonic stem cell research? (STEMCELL)
TOTAL%
1) Support63363.2
2) Oppose27927.8
8) DK/No opinion909
Missing5 
TOTAL1002100.0
54) On another subject, would you describe the state of the nation's economy these days as excellent, good, not so good or poor? (ECONGOOD)
TOTAL%
1) Excellent171.7
2) Good35435.2
3) Not so good43843.5
4) Poor19719.6
8) DK/No opinion1.1
TOTAL1007100.0
55) Have recent price increases in gasoline caused any financial hardship for you or others in your household, or not? [If yes: Has that been a serious hardship, or not serious?] (PRICEGAS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, serious33833.6
2) Yes, not serious30630.4
3) No36235.9
8) DK/No opinion1.1
TOTAL1007100.0
56) Who do you blame for the recent rise in oil and gasoline prices - other oil-producing countries, U.S. oil companies, or the Bush administration? (BLAMEGAS)
TOTAL%
1) Bush administration31030.8
2) U.S. oil companies23223
3) Other oil-producing countries26326.1
4) All equally777.6
5) Other404
6) None505
8) DK/No opinion353.5
Missing1 
TOTAL1007100.0
57) Do you think a political leader should or should not rely on his or her religious beliefs in making policy decisions? (LEADREL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, should40540.3
2) No, should not54954.6
3) Depends373.7
8) DK/No opinion151.5
Missing1 
TOTAL1006100.0
58) Would you rather see religion have greater influence in politics and public life than it does now, less influence, or about the same influence as it does now? (RELINFL)
TOTAL%
1) Greater influence27527.3
2) Less influence35134.9
3) About the same influence36636.3
8) DK/No opinion151.5
Missing1 
TOTAL1007100.0
59) Do you think that people and groups that hold values similar to yours are gaining influence in American life in general these days, or do you think that they are losing influence? (VALUEINF)
TOTAL%
1) Gaining influence33433.2
2) Losing influence58958.5
3) Neither626.2
8) DK/No opinion222.2
Missing1 
TOTAL1007100.0
60) Which political party, the Democrats or the Republicans, do you think better represents your own personal values? (PARTYVAL)
TOTAL%
1) Democrats47647.3
2) Republicans38738.5
3) Both equally202
4) Neither1009.9
8) DK/No opinion232.3
Missing1 
TOTAL1006100.0
61) Generally speaking, which political party, the Democrats or the Republicans, do you think is more tolerant of different kinds of people and different points of view? (PARTYTOL)
TOTAL%
1) Democrats63863.5
2) Republicans23923.8
3) Both equally363.6
4) Neither484.8
8) DK/No opinion444.4
Missing2 
TOTAL1005100.0
62) Generally speaking, which political party, the Democrats or the Republicans, do you think is more sympathetic to religion and religious people? (PARTYSYM)
TOTAL%
1) Democrats33933.7
2) Republicans48648.4
3) Both equally565.6
4) Neither575.7
8) DK/No opinion676.7
Missing3 
TOTAL1005100.0
63) Do you think religious conservatives have too much influence, too little influence or about the right amount of influence over the Republican Party? (RELCNSRV)
TOTAL%
1) Too much influence40640.4
2) Too little influence16716.6
3) About the right amount of influence37537.3
8) DK/No opinion585.8
TOTAL1006100.0
64) Do you think liberals have too much influence, too little influence or about the right amount of influence over the Democratic Party? (INFLDEM)
TOTAL%
1) Too much influence35134.9
2) Too little influence21521.4
3) About the right amount of influence38538.3
8) DK/No opinion555.5
Missing1 
TOTAL1006100.0
65) On another subject, do you approve or disapprove of the way Tom Delay is handling his job as majority leader of the U.S. House of Representatives? (DELAY)
TOTAL%
1) Approve34634.8
2) Disapprove38138.3
8) DK/No opinion26726.9
Missing13 
TOTAL994100.0
66) How closely have you been following the ethics charges that have been made against Delay--very closely, somewhat closely, not too closely or not closely at all? (DELAYFOL)
TOTAL%
1) Very closely787.7
2) Somewhat closely28328.1
3) Not too closely28828.6
4) Not closely at all34834.6
8) DK/No opinion101
TOTAL1007100.0
67) Do you think Delay should step down as majority leader, or remain in his job? (DELAYJOB)
TOTAL%
1) Step down40440.6
2) Remain in his job31631.8
8) DK/No opinion27527.6
Missing12 
TOTAL995100.0
68) Overall, do you think the federal judges in this country are too liberal, too conservative or about right? (JDGIDEOL)
TOTAL%
1) Too liberal25725.6
2) Too conservative18418.3
3) About right52552.3
8) DK/No opinion383.8
Missing3 
TOTAL1004100.0
69) Do you approve or disapprove of the way that Republicans in the Senate are handling the confirmation process for federal court judges nominated by Bush? (REPJUDGE)
TOTAL%
1) Approve43243.1
2) Disapprove42442.3
8) DK/No opinion14714.7
Missing4 
TOTAL1003100.0
70) Do you approve or disapprove of the way that Democrats in the Senate are handling the confirmation process for federal court judges nominated by Bush? (DEMJUDGE)
TOTAL%
1) Approve42242.1
2) Disapprove43343.2
8) DK/No opinion14714.7
Missing6 
TOTAL1002100.0
71) The Senate has confirmed 35 federal appeals court judges nominated by Bush, while Senate Democrats have blocked 10 others. Do you think the Senate Democrats are right or wrong to block these nominations? [Do you feel that way strongly or somewhat?] (SENDEMS)
TOTAL%
1) Right, Strongly22222.2
2) Right, Somewhat26326.3
3) Wrong, Somewhat19019
4) Wrong, Strongly17017
5) Right in some cases, wrong in others282.8
8) DK/No opinion12812.8
Missing7 
TOTAL1001100.0
72) The Senate has confirmed 35 federal appeals court judges nominated by Bush, while Senate Democrats have blocked 10 others. Do you think the Senate Democrats are right or wrong to block these nominations? (SEN_NET)
TOTAL%
1) Right Net48449.8
2) Wrong Net36037
8) DK/No opinion12813.2
Missing35 
TOTAL972100.0
73) Would you support or oppose changing Senate rules to make it easier for the Republicans to confirm Bush's judicial nominees? (EASYJDG)
TOTAL%
1) Support25725.6
2) Oppose66666.3
8) DK/No opinion818.1
Missing3 
TOTAL1004100.0
74) What, if anything, is your religion? (RELIGION)
TOTAL%
1) Agnostic9.9
2) Atheist9.9
3) Baptist11511.7
4) Catholic/Roman Catholic20420.7
6) Episcopalian121.2
7) Jewish141.4
8) Lutheran373.7
9) Methodist464.7
10) Pentecostal181.8
11) Presbyterian101
12) Protestant10911
13) Southern Baptist111.1
14) None12012.2
15) Other131.3
21) Christian (Protestant)10610.7
22) Christian (Non-Protestant)11011.1
23) Other Non-Christian202
24) Islam/Muslim4.4
25) Mormon/Latter Day Saints121.2
99) DK/No opinion8.8
Missing20 
TOTAL987100.0
75) [IF RELIGION = 15] Religion Breakdown (RELBREAK)
TOTAL%
1) Bahai11.8
2) Buddhist712.5
6) Hindu11.8
7) Humanitarian/Humanity23.6
8) Jehovah's Witness11.8
9) Latter Day Saints23.6
11) Muslim11.8
13) Non-Christian23.6
14) Non-Denominational2035.7
15) Orthodox (Any Mention)35.4
18) Seventh Day Adventist11.8
19) Spiritualist/Spiritual35.4
20) Unitarian/Universalist11.8
22) Other1017.9
99) DK/No Opinion11.8
Missing952 
TOTAL56100.0
76) [If RELBREAK = 14] Is that a Christian religion or not? (RELCHRIS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1789.5
2) No210.5
Missing988 
TOTAL19100.0
77) [IF RELCHRIST = 1] Is that a Protestant denomination, or not? (RELPROT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes9949.7
2) No9145.7
8) DK/No opinion94.5
Missing808 
TOTAL199100.0
78) [IF RELIGION = 3,4,6,8-13, 21, 22, 25 OR IF RELBREAK = 22] Would you consider yourself a born-again or evangelical Christian, or not? (BRNAGAIN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes33142
2) No44055.8
8) DK/No opinion182.3
Missing218 
TOTAL789100.0
79) Religion Net (RELIGNET)
TOTAL%
1) Protestant46447
2) Catholic20420.7
3) Christian (Non-protestant)12212.4
4) Other Non-Christian515.2
5) None13814
8) DK8.8
Missing20 
TOTAL987100.0
80) Aside from weddings and funerals, how often do you attend religious services--at least once a week, a few times a month, or less often than that? (RELSRVS)
TOTAL%
1) At least once a week39139.1
2) A few times a month17317.3
3) Less often than that38738.7
4) Never454.5
8) DK/No Opinion5.5
Missing5 
TOTAL1001100.0
81) Are you married and living with your spouse, separated, divorced, widowed, or never married? (MARRIED)
TOTAL%
1) Married and living with your spouse54354.1
2) Separated313.1
3) Divorced12012
4) Widowed686.8
5) Never married24124
Missing4 
TOTAL1003100.0
82) Do you have any children under age 18 living at home, or not? (CHILDREN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes35535.4
2) No64864.6
Missing4 
TOTAL1003100.0
83) Are you yourself employed outside the home, or not? (EMPLOYED)
TOTAL%
1) Yes64364.1
2) No36035.9
Missing4 
TOTAL1003100.0
84) [IF MARRIED = 1] And, is your spouse employed outside the home, or not? (SPEMPLYD)
TOTAL%
1) Yes36367
2) No17933
Missing466 
TOTAL542100.0
85) How satisfied are you with your life overall--very satisfied, somewhat satisfied, not too satisfied or not at all satisfied? (SATLIFE)
TOTAL%
1) Very satisfied60960.6
2) Somewhat satisfied33333.1
3) Not too satisfied484.8
4) Not at all satisfied121.2
8) DK/No opinion3.3
Missing1 
TOTAL1005100.0
86) [IF EMPLOYED = 1] How about your ability to balance work and family?--How satisfied are you with your ability to balance work and family life--very satisfied, somewhat satisfied, not too satisfied or not at all satisfied? (SATWKFAM)
TOTAL%
1) Very satisfied33952.8
2) Somewhat satisfied23837.1
3) Not too satisfied548.4
4) Not at all satisfied101.6
8) DK/No opinion1.2
Missing365 
TOTAL642100.0
87) [IF CHILDREN = 1] How about the job you re doing as a parent?--How satisfied are you with the job you're doing as a parent--very satisfied, somewhat satisfied, not too satisfied or not at all satisfied? (SATPARNT)
TOTAL%
1) Very satisfied21861.6
2) Somewhat satisfied12134.2
3) Not too satisfied123.4
4) Not at all satisfied1.3
5) Not a parent1.3
8) DK/No opinion1.3
Missing652 
TOTAL354100.0
88) How about the amount of free time you have in an average week?--How satisfied are you with the amount of free time you have in an average week--very satisfied, somewhat satisfied, not too satisfied or not at all satisfied? (SATFREE)
TOTAL%
1) Very satisfied43242.9
2) Somewhat satisfied34133.9
3) Not too satisfied16316.2
4) Not at all satisfied717.1
Missing1 
TOTAL1007100.0
89) [IF EMPLOYED = 1]If you could live as well as you do now without working, would you choose to continue working the same amount, continue working, but work fewer hours or fewer days per week, or, stop working altogether? (LIVEWELL)
TOTAL%
1) Continue working the same amount17427.1
2) Continue working, but work fewer hours or fewer days per week35455.1
3) Stop working altogether11417.8
Missing365 
TOTAL642100.0
90) All in all, do you think mothers are now doing a better job as parents than their own mothers did 20 or 30 years ago, a worse job--or about the same job? (MOMSJOB)
TOTAL%
1) Better11911.8
2) Worse48248
3) Same38538.3
8) DK/No opinion191.9
Missing2 
TOTAL1005100.0
91) Do you think motherhood today is more demanding than it was for the previous generation, less demanding, or about the same? (MOMDEMAN)
TOTAL%
1) More68668.3
2) Less838.3
3) Same23223.1
8) DK/No opinion4.4
Missing1 
TOTAL1005100.0
92) Do you think fatherhood today is more demanding than it was for the previous generation, less demanding, or about the same? (DADDEMAN)
TOTAL%
1) More60860.4
2) Less959.4
3) Same29529.3
8) DK/No opinion9.9
Missing1 
TOTAL1007100.0
93) Do you agree or disagree with the following statement: It may be necessary for mothers to be working because the family needs money, but it would be better if she could stay home and take care of the house and children. (MOMHOME)
TOTAL%
1) Agree77377.1
2) Disagree20220.2
8) DK/No opinion272.7
Missing6 
TOTAL1002100.0
94) On another subject, would you advise a young person close to you to join the military, or not? (ADVMILTY)
TOTAL%
1) Yes42542.5
2) No52352.4
8) DK/No opinion515.1
Missing9 
TOTAL999100.0
95) Generally speaking, do you usually think of yourself as a Democrat, a Republican, an Independent, or what? (PARTYID)
TOTAL%
1) A Democrat35335.1
2) A Republican28328.1
3) An Independent32031.8
4) Other464.6
8) DK/No opinion5.5
Missing1 
TOTAL1007100.0
96) Would you say your views on most political matters are liberal, moderate, or conservative? (IDEOLOGY)
TOTAL%
1) Liberal20520.4
2) Moderate47146.8
3) Conservative30430.2
4) Don't think in those terms141.4
8) DK/No opinion121.2
Missing1 
TOTAL1006100.0
97) What was the last grade of school you completed? (EDUC)
TOTAL%
1) 8th grade or less9.9
2) Some high school636.3
3) Graduated high school or technical school40740.4
4) Some college23423.2
5) Graduated College19719.6
6) Post graduate979.6
TOTAL1007100.0
98) [IF EDUC = 5] Was that an associate's degree, a bachelor's degree, or what? (DEGREETP)
TOTAL%
2) Bachelor's degree15276.8
3) Other4623.2
Missing810 
TOTAL198100.0
99) Education Break (EDUBREAK)
TOTAL%
1) Less than high school717.1
2) Graduated high school40740.5
3) Some college52852.5
TOTAL1006100.0
100) What is your age? (AGE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL100745.4716.87
101) [IF AGE = REFUSED] Could you please tell me if you are between the ages of 18 to 30, 31 to 44, 45 to 60, 61 or older? (AGE2)
TOTAL%
2) 31 to 44555.6
3) 45 to 60222.2
4) 61 or older222.2
Missing998 
TOTAL9100.0
102) Age Break (AGEBREAK)
TOTAL%
1) 18-2921521.6
2) 30-3917117.2
3) 40-4922122.2
4) 50-6423523.6
5) 65+15515.5
Missing11 
TOTAL997100.0
103) Are you of Hispanic origin or background? (If "Yes", ask:) Are you White Hispanic or Black Hispanic? (If "No", ask:) Are you white, black, or some other race? (RACE)
TOTAL%
1) White76876.9
2) Black10810.8
3) White Hispanic434.3
4) Black Hispanic6.6
5) Hispanic (no race given)171.7
6) Asian121.2
7) Other race454.5
Missing8 
TOTAL999100.0
104) Race Net (RACENET)
TOTAL%
1) White76876.9
2) Black10810.8
3) Hispanic Net666.6
6) Asian121.2
7) Other454.5
Missing8 
TOTAL999100.0
105) Which of the following categories best describes your total annual household income before taxes, from all sources? (INCOME)
TOTAL%
1) Under 20 thousand dollars14115
2) 20 to under 35 thousand20121.3
3) 35 to under 50 thousand18019.1
4) 50 to under 75 thousand16817.8
5) 75 to under 100 thousand11412.1
6) 100 thousand or more13814.6
Missing66 
TOTAL942100.0
106) May a reporter from ABC NEWS or THE WASHINGTON POST call you to talk about some of the things we've been discussing? (REPORTER)
TOTAL%
1) Yes39870.2
2) No16829.6
8) DK/No opinion1.2
Missing440 
TOTAL567100.0
107) Record gender (GENDER)
TOTAL%
1) Male48748.4
2) Female52051.6
TOTAL1007100.0
108) Weight (WEIGHT)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL10.553
109) Are you married and living with your spouse, separated, divorced, widowed, or never married? (for use with online analysis) (I-MARRIED)
TOTAL%
1) Married and living with your spouse54354.1
2) Separated313.1
3) Divorced12012
4) Widowed686.8
5) Never married24124
Missing4 
TOTAL1003100.0
110) Generally speaking, do you usually think of yourself as a Democrat, a Republican, an Independent, or what? (for use with online analysis) (I-PARTYID)
TOTAL%
1) A Democrat35335.1
2) A Republican28328.1
3) An Independent32031.8
4) Other464.6
8) DK/No opinion5.5
Missing1 
TOTAL1007100.0
111) Age Break (for use with online analysis) (I-AGEBREAK)
TOTAL%
1) 18-2921521.6
2) 30-3917117.2
3) 40-4922122.2
4) 50-6423523.6
5) 65+15515.5
Missing11 
TOTAL997100.0
112) Race Net (for use with online analysis) (I-RACENET)
TOTAL%
1) White76876.9
2) Black10810.8
3) Hispanic Net666.6
6) Asian121.2
7) Other454.5
Missing8 
TOTAL999100.0
113) Religion Net (recoded for use with online analysis) (I-RELIGNET)
TOTAL%
0) Protestant46447.1
1) Catholic20420.7
2) Chst NonPr12212.4
3) Othr NonCh515.2
4) None/DK14514.7
Missing20 
TOTAL986100.0
114) What was the last grade of school you completed? (recoded for use with online analysis) (I-EDUC)
TOTAL%
0) Less HS717.1
1) Grad HS/TS40740.5
2) Some College23423.3
3) Grad College19719.6
4) Post-Grad979.6
TOTAL1006100.0
115) Record gender (for use with online analysis) (I-GENDER)
TOTAL%
1) Male48748.4
2) Female52051.6
TOTAL1007100.0